Bicikademija – a platform for the promotion of cycling tourism is expanding to the island of Rab

first_imgThe platform for the promotion of cycling tourism, Bicikademija, continues to expand to other regions and destinations. After Slavonia and Istria, the latest cycling studio is the Island of Rab.The cycling study consists of 7 exams – Paradise Beach, Sveti Nikola, Ciganka Beach, Stolac Lookout, Zlatni Zalaz, Rab City and Dundo Forest.The Bicikademija project is an innovative and interactive approach to the promotion of a certain area as a desirable cycling tourist destination. The bicycle academy consists of a web platform and a mobile application to which the user (Bike Student) registers, who receives a virtual index after this process. The index consists of studies that represent specific areas. Each Study consists of an exam (location). The Student’s task is to register and log in to the system, tour the locations by bicycle, check and take photos and thus take the exam.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Rab Bike Academy was financed by the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Lopar, where they will find prizes for the winners who pass this Bike Academy Study.It is estimated that there are over 60 million active cyclists in Europe, generating over 50 billion euros in consumption. Also, cyclists in the destination spend about 30 percent more than “classic” tourists, most often traveling in pairs or in groups of several people and are logically mobile and do not stay long in one place.Bicikademija is a great innovative and interactive project that, together with partners, could be a great story. The first step has been made, now it is up to others to give support, both financial and logistical, to bring the project to life on the ground in full glory as a complete tourist story. Otherwise, tourist destinations are interested in it, they have almost a product, embrace it and tell stories.Find out more about the whole project herelast_img read more

COVID-19: Jakarta monitors hundreds of citizens, discharges 100 after negative tests

first_img“A total of 100 patients in hospitals have been declared negative for COVID-19 and have been discharged from hospital.”Read also: COVID-19: Jakarta to suspend Car Free Day for two weeks as part of containment measuresThe agency recorded that as of Tuesday afternoon 3,976 people had contacted the coronavirus call center provided by the provincial administration.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan previously recommended citizens stay alert. People feeling any symptoms of COVID-19 or who have encountered someone showing symptoms have been urged to contact the call center at 112 or 119.The governor had issued a decree urging officials, including mayors, agency heads and heads of districts and subdistricts, to raise public awareness about the risks of the disease and its prevention.The Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, said a 53-year-old foreign citizen who had tested positive for COVID-19, identified as Case 25, died early Wednesday morning after nearly three days of treatment.On Wednesday evening, health authorities announced there were then a total of 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. (dfr/trn)Topics : The Jakarta Health Agency is monitoring the health conditions of hundreds of individuals across the city, while 100 patients have been discharged from hospital after testing negative for COVID-19.The agency’s teams are currently monitoring 70 individuals, after they completed the process on 331 others, said Jakarta Health Agency head Widyastuti.“As many as 97 patients are still being observed in hospitals. In the meantime, another 100 patients have been discharged from hospitals after testing negative for COVID-19,” she said during a press briefing at City Hall in Jakarta on Wednesday.last_img read more

Will the President Nominate an in-House Critic as Health Minister?

first_imgThe Daily Observer yesterday named three outstanding medical doctors being considered as the new Health Minister.  The first is the outspoken Dr. Vuyu Golakai, an eminent African surgeon who has served in several countries, including Zimbabwe; Botswana; South Africa; Israel and Germany, the two countries where he was trained.Everyone knows that Vuyu is a brain trust—a very clever fellow who probably knew the lessons before he entered the class—any class, from calculus to chemistry, to physics to English, history and literature.  He is also an eloquent speaker, who also gave an extraordinary extemporaneous panegyric at Bai T. Moore’s funeral in 1988.But despite all these highly credible credentials, will the President risk choosing an in-house critic to run the Health Ministry?  That would be challenging for a leader whom many have accused of surrounding herself with people who are prone to say “yes ma’am,” rather than stand up to her with different opinions; and who is also noted for surrounding herself with friends and family in governance.  Selecting Dr. Golakai would be a serious challenge, but it would convince many that Ellen is willing to take any risk for positive and constructive change.There are other serious candidates, including Dr. Robert Kpoto, the nation’s only orthopedic surgeon on the ground.  Were he to be favored, that would rob the nation of the only one in his field.  What would happen to people with chronic bone problems and accident victims?Dr. Kpoto has been active in the West African College of Surgeons and its graduate program, which is designed to train and supply the nation with medical specialists who are seriously lacking here.Dr. Francis Kateh, the youngest of the three, is a physician, academician and Deputy of the  National Incident Management System (NIMS).  NIMS is responsible for Liberia’s Ebola response. Following the New Orleans Hurricane Katrina incident, Dr. Kateh decided to pursue professional studies in Homeland Security, with emphasis on Public Health Disaster Preparedness (2008).  In the case of another medical epidemic, will Dr. Kateh, if appointed Health Minister, be able to avoid the tragic mistake of the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO)?  Margaret Chang was Health Minister in Hong Kong years ago when an epidemic struck and she responded swiftly to bring it under control.  But as WHO head, she wasted precious time and delayed for several months WHO’s response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, leading to the unnecessary death of nearly 9,000 people.Should such an epidemic occur under his watch as a future Health Minister, Dr. Kateh would at least have had the training, if not the experience, in public health disaster preparedness.  He is also noted for efficiently managing the Jackson F. Doe Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County.Speaking of handling epidemics like Ebola, we cannot fail to mention some of the doctors who shined in Liberia’s battle with the epidemic.  Among them is, Dr. Jerry Browne, MD, who successfully manned the ELWA Ebola Treatment Unit that cured many and brought the unit to zero Ebola cases.Another is Dr. Gorbee Logan, who performed a commendable job at the Government Hospital in Tubmanburg, Bomi County.   He also led the hospital to attain zero Ebola cases.This a good list of medical professionals to choose from.  But like President Tolbert in the 1970s, who appointed three non-medical persons to the Health Ministry—Mai Padmore, former Special Assistant to President Tubman, and Counselors Estrada Bernard and Oliver Bright—Madam Sirleaf may go outside the medical field to find a new Health Minister. But given Liberia’s most important post-Ebola challenge, the redevelopment of the entire healthcare delivery system, the President needs an experienced and seasoned medical practitioner – one with decades of medical and surgical experience behind him, who knows what the problems are and how to solve them.He must be someone who also has a keen interest in training—nursing, paramedical, medical and specialist—so that the nation is soon equipped not only with adequate health and medical institutions, but professionals to run them effectively and efficiently.When it comes to professional rapport with the President and the flexibility to speak one’s mind on critical issues, who can beat Dr. Walter Gwenigale, who knows how to call a spade a spade, even before the Liberian Senate?   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more