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The fight of his life. Al Roker announced on the Today show that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer on September 29.“It’s a good news-bad news kind of thing,” the weather anchor, 66, told viewers on Friday, November 6. “Good news is we caught it early. Not great news is that it’s a little aggressive, so I’m going to be taking some time off to take care of this.”Al Roker Today- Advertisement – Roker said that he will undergo surgery next week at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City to have his prostate removed.“We’ll just wait and see, and hopefully in about two weeks, I’ll be back [on Today],” he said, noting that he does not “want people thinking, ‘Oh, poor Al’ because I’m gonna be OK.”The journalist said his wife, Deborah Roberts, “was upset” when he told her that he has cancer, but she has been his biggest supporter and joins him at all of his medical appointments.- Advertisement – Dr. Vincent Laudone, who is set to perform Roker’s procedure, also appeared on Today to discuss his famous patient’s prognosis.“Fortunately, his cancer appears somewhat limited or confined to the prostate, but because it’s more aggressive, we wanted to treat it,” he said. “After [a] discussion regarding all of the different options — surgery, radiation, focal therapy — we settled on removing the prostate.”Roker has long been a champion of prostate health, having undergone an exam live on the NBC morning show in 2013. He more recently teamed up with cohost Craig Melvin and the New Jersey Devils for a 2019 PSA about the issue.The NBC News veteran has three children: Courtney, 33, Leila, 22, and Nicholas, 18.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! “Once she got past that, the reporter in her kind of took over,” Roker said of the ABC News correspondent, 60. “She’s been at everything ever since.”Al Roker Broadimage/ShutterstockThe You Look So Much Better in Person author — who underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2002 and has also had operations on his back, knee, hip and shoulder — explained that he decided to go public with his diagnosis because one in seven Black men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.“[I want to] let people know they got to get checked,” he said.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
– Advertisement – The typical 401(k) investor pulled $12,000 from their account in the form of a “coronavirus-related distribution,” according to a new Vanguard analysis of its client data.This figure represents the median withdrawal — in other words, the amount right in the middle of all withdrawal amounts.More from Personal Finance:This risk threatens retirees’ nest eggsHere’s a decade-by-decade guide to retirement planningHere’s what’s ahead for President-elect Biden’s tax plan- Advertisement – Retirement savers appear to be taking advantage of relaxed rules around 401(k) withdrawals during the coronavirus pandemic.- Advertisement – It’s also more than double the withdrawal rate through the end of May, when fewer than 2% of Vanguard 401(k) investors had used the withdrawal mechanism, according to company data.This suggests more people have turned to this CARES Act safety valve as the recession has dragged on and other temporary financial relief measures provided by the law, like one-time stimulus checks and enhanced unemployment benefits, have ended.The CARES Act allowed investors to withdraw up to $100,000 from 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts and other account types, through Dec. 30 in the form of a coronavirus-related distribution. Investors don’t have to pay a tax penalty for withdrawing retirement funds early and get some flexibility around paying income taxes. The typical amount withdrawn has increased slightly since May, to $12,000 from about $10,400.In May, the typical investor withdrew more than half their 401(k) savings in the form of a coronavirus distribution, according to an earlier Vanguard analysis. Jamie Grill | Blend Images | Getty Images Coronavirus-related distributions are a new type of retirement withdrawal, enacted in March by the federal CARES Act to help cash-strapped individuals during the economic downturn.About 4.5% of Vanguard 401(k) investors took a coronavirus distribution between March and September, indicating that few participants used the remedy, the Vanguard analysis said.However, it equates to almost 187,000 investors, according to a CNBC analysis of Vanguard data published over the summer, which indicated that a coronavirus distribution was available to about 4.2 million 401(k) customers. – Advertisement –
The weather took a turn “to whiteout conditions,” Mr. Knapinski said, adding, “I couldn’t see anything.” The last thing he remembers before losing consciousness is taking small steps down the mountain, the newspaper reported.“I’m not sure what happened,” he said. “I think I fell.”- Advertisement – The life support machine that the hospital used to treat Mr. Knapinski is known as an ECMO, and it is used sparingly because it requires special training to operate, said Dr. Jenelle Badulak, an intensive care unit doctor at Harborview. It is sometimes used for coronavirus patients with lung function of less than 20 percent who are not improving with a ventilator.The treatment, however, does not guarantee recovery. But sometimes, she said, it can save a life.Dr. Johnson, who treated Mr. Knapinski, said that cooler temperatures had been shown to “protect the brain and improve outcomes after cardiac arrest, or when the heart stops.”- Advertisement – “We thought with him being cold, in addition to him being a young and fit guy who was climbing a mountain before this, he was a great candidate for this aggressive treatment,” Dr. Johnson said.As his organs began to regain function, Mr. Knapinski was taken off the ECMO machine on Tuesday.That night Dr. Arbabi received a page from Whitney Holen, a trauma nurse in Harborview’s intensive care unit who was caring for Mr. Knapinski. That’s usually a sign of disaster, but Ms. Holen’s voice was full of joy when she reported that “our mountain man” had opened his eyes and was smiling, he said.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – About two hours after he was taken off life support, Mr. Knapinski was lying in his hospital bed, seemingly unconscious, Ms. Holen said in an interview. Before she began another round of sedation treatment, she softly said his name.His eyes sprung open, she said, and tears began streaming down his cheeks. He wiggled his toes and gave a thumbs-up. Unable to talk because of a breathing tube, he mouthed a request to speak with his mother.
Yes, it’s that simple.Why travel hundreds of miles to your tourist destination? A very simple question, and the answer to this question must evoke a good enough motive to travel and come.What’s your story? What can I see and experience? For which experience will I be richer? How can you delight me? Answer these questions and you are already far ahead of other tourist destinations. What matters is the content, the authentic and unique content and the memorable experience, not the form.What should a travel agency put in a catalog about your destination? What to sell? Accommodation? Certainly not, because the hotel is not a motive for arrival, but an authentic, diverse and quality content of a tourist destination. You have to sell the story and the content, not the form.Let’s be what we are – Croats. It’s a story we have to pack up nicely and tell. Tourism consists of emotions, experiences and stories.We tell stories, our authentic stories. One of the main issues for every tourism worker: Why do people travel at all?
As part of the traditional tourist event Days of Croatian Tourism, tonight the first part of the awards of the Croatian Tourist Board and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce in the categories for destinations of the year, attractions of the year, awards to the business sector (Tourist flower – quality for Croatia) and people in tourism”Today, Croatia is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and in order to ensure the long-term success of Croatian tourism, we must continuously improve. That is why the Days of Croatian Tourism, as the largest gathering of stakeholders in Croatian tourism, are a great opportunity to look back at the results so far, exchange experiences, discuss new ideas and trends in the world of tourism.. “, pointed out the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli on the occasion of the grand opening of this year’s Days of Croatian Tourism.See the list of all winners hereThe second part of the awards will be presented tomorrow, Thursday, October 26, for the 10 best in tourism, in the following categories: Cultural tourist attraction of the year, Tourist event of the year, Innovation in tourism of the year, Restaurant of the year, Tourist agency of the year, Marina of the year, Camp of the Year, Hotel of the Year, Tourist Destination of the Year and the Anton Štifanić Award for Lifetime Achievement and Person of the Year.In addition, the participants of the Croatian Tourism Day will also have numerous lectures, workshops and round tables tomorrow, Thursday, October 26. In the main part of the program on the second day of the event, a round table will be held on the topic of building national tourist brands “Tourist destinations – management, marketing and branding”, which will be attended by distinguished experts from Slovenia, UK, Austria and Croatia. Furthermore, a lecture on “Sustainable tourism for sustainable destination development” will be held as one of the fundamental principles of enabling further growth and development of tourism. In addition, on the second day, a traditional meeting of tourism workers with representatives of the Government of the Republic of Croatia will be held to discuss the most current topics and challenges facing the tourism system.
Hotel Bellevue, hotel brand Lošinj Hotels & Villas of the Jadranka Group has won a new international prestigious award.This is the Condé Nast Johansens award for excellence in the Best Destination Spa category, which was awarded to Lošinj’s Bellevue last night at the award ceremony at The May Fair hotel in London. The annual Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence for 2018 is a label of outstanding quality, and it was awarded to Bellevue thanks to the results of online voting, guest feedback and reports from local experts.It is also a faithful confirmation that the Bellevue Hotel really belongs among the world’s hotel elite and that it enjoys the trust of guests from all over the world. “It is a pleasure to be alongside the world’s leading hotels of the highest level and luxury, which in itself is a huge recognition and confirmation of our recognition at the international level. The Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence, as well as all awards so far, are the result of the joint work of all Jadranka employees who successfully spread the word about our hotels, premium offer and the island of Lošinj as a destination around the world. For all of us, this should be an incentive to continue to justify the trust of our loyal guests with dedicated work and raising the offer to an even higher level, so that they would always be happy to return to Lošinj.”, Pointed out the member of the Management Board of the Jadranka Group Goran Filipović.Hotel Bellevue 5 * has established itself as one of the favorite choices of foreign guests who enjoy and gladly return to the luxurious and airy atmosphere of the first 5 * hotel in Lošinj. That this is indeed the case is confirmed by the recognition given to him by TripAdvisor this year, for which the hotel guests are responsible. Namely, they declared Bellevue the best Croatian hotel and the best luxury hotel in Croatia after only two seasons since its opening, thanks to the characteristic premium level of the offer.Related news:THE COMBINATION OF “BLUE” AND “GREEN” CROATIA – DOES IT SOUND TO YOU?MODEL OF DUAL EDUCATION IN TOURISM: LOŠINJ JADRANKA GROUP BECAME A BERNAYS PARTNER IN THE TOURISM SECTOR
The Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) today signed a Framework Loan Agreement in the amount of EUR 100 million. Cooperation between HBOR and CEB began in 2001, and so far HBOR has concluded five loan agreements with CEB in the total amount of EUR 248 million, which have financed more than 900 SME projects and more than 70 infrastructure projects in public sector.The contract in the amount of EUR 100 million is intended for financing projects of small and medium-sized enterprises (EUR 70 million) and the public sector (EUR 30 million) that HBOR will implement through its existing programs. These funds will finance eligible investment projects of micro, small and medium enterprises and local and regional self-government and / or other public sector entities with the aim of creating and preserving sustainable jobs and improving living conditions in urban and rural areas. During the signing of this contract, Tamara Perko, President of the Management Board of HBOR, pointed out: “The new funds enable us to continue the implementation of favorable lending. New investments by small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as the public sector, are generators of growth and new employment. I thank you for the trust that the CEB has shown us and with today’s signing once again confirmed HBOR as a quality and reliable partner.”In the last three years, HBOR has invested five billion Euros in the tourism sector, which is about 20 percent of all HBOR funds. Also, the implementation of another HBOR financial instrument intended for the tourism sector – “ESIF Loans for Growth and Development” – has just started.Related news: HBOR OPENS NEW LOAN LINE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTREPRENEURS IN TOURISM – ESIF Loans for growth and development
The largest European conference HTI (Health Tourism Industry) from March 1 to 3 at the Westin Hotel in Zagreb will bring together the world’s most relevant experts in the field of health tourism.At the eighth edition of the HTI conference, an integrated gathering consisting of summits, forums of prestigious European and world associations and sales workshops, over 400 visitors from more than 40 countries are expected. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about current trends and future challenges of this industry, and the conference will, as in previous years, fulfill its goal and give them the opportunity to make contact with the most influential representatives of public and private health tourism from around the world.”Health tourism is extremely important for Croatia, it is one of our most prominent products with a long tradition and history and is one of the tourist products that will be the focus of promotional activities of the Croatian Tourist Board. It is a product that is growing globally at a rate of between 15 and 20% per year and perfectly complements the rest of the tourist offer, and our ultimate goal is for Croatia to be recognized as a renowned year-round destination for health tourism. said Kristijan Staničić, Director of the CNTB Head Office, adding that he was looking forward to the response of 50 customers of health services and the most eminent insurance companies who confirmed their arrival at the B2B conference “Buy Croatia – health tourism” organized by the Croatian National Tourist Board in partnership with HTI conference.In cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, HTI will organize separate destination forums “How to do business with? ” with a focus on Russia and other CIS countries, China and the Middle East. These are large and underutilized markets that are expected to change conditions in the global healthcare market. The latest partnership with ITB Berlin, one of the world’s largest tourism fairs, is a continuation of the policy of networking conferences with world industry leaders, organizations and events.With the support of the prestigious investment fund Princeton Healthcare, the educational part of the conference will be dedicated to various investment opportunities through the use of funds for health tourism. Numerous panels will discuss the crucial factors on which the future of the industry depends such as specific marketing tools, workforce, education and certification, changes in health insurance, growing corporate and medical wellness.The program will further spice up a set of key health tourism buyers (agencies, intermediaries and insurers) 3. European Buyers Initative, and in partnership with CIGNA will be organized 2. EHTI Leaders Summit at which high representatives of state and other public institutions of Europe will meet with the aim of creating synergies for the promotion of Europe as a health destination.HTI conference program
Two days ago, the first interpretive storytelling walk through Dvigrad, performed by Istra Inspirit, was successfully held, during which visitors could learn in a fun way all the interesting things related to the history of Dvigrad, but also stories and legends for which this cultural and historical site is known. Photo: Studio11 Istra Inspirit will stage over 30 experiences during the main tourist season. All performances of Istra Inspirit are free of charge thanks to the project partners who recognized the importance of cultural and experiential tourism this year and gave confidence to Istra Inspirit as its partner for reviving history, myths and legends in order to create additional offer. The next interpretation tour is scheduled for August 8, and then for August 22. All tours are free, in Croatian and English. Visitors were greeted at several points in Dvigrad by heritage interpreters costumed in the inhabitants of Dvigrad and characters from Dvigrad stories and legends who led all present through the mysterious history of this medieval town. At the very beginning of the walk, Fr. Domeniko welcomed everyone and through an interactive approach conveyed the most interesting sketches from the former Dvigrad Statute from the 14th century, and during the tour the audience could meet the inhabitants of the plague, the lovely Maria Krsnik who taught them how to defend themselves from oysters and the sea, but also the famous pirate Henry Morgan who, according to legend, hid his treasure in this area. Istra Inspirit will stage over 30 experiences during the main tourist season Photo: Studio11 RELATED NEWS: Istra Inspirit is implemented within the Istrian Development Tourist Agency, with the support of the Administrative Department for Tourism of the Istrian County and the Tourist Board of the Istrian County and other project partners. Dvigrad Storytelling Tour, created in cooperation with the Tourist Board of Kanfanar Municipality and the Istra Inspirit project (IRTA doo), proved to be an excellent example of bringing the cultural and historical heritage of the destination closer to domestic and foreign audiences, and this fact is confirmed by a large number . The script for the interpretive walk through Dvigrad is signed by Petra B. Blašković, and it is based on real historical facts, primarily the Dvigrad Statute, which describes in detail the customs of life and the rules and laws that were valid in Dvigrad in the past.