The Mayor of Pula, Boris Miletić, said that he was immensely pleased with this recognition, which once again confirms the extremely valuable cultural potential of Pula, but also recognizes the continuous efforts invested in the development and enrichment of the city’s offer: “Our main goal is to continuously encourage the development of new facilities and enrich the overall cultural and tourist offer of the city, such as the Museum of Istrian Olive Oil and the Memo Museum. Pula organizes and offers visitors more than 1,000 cultural and artistic events every year, and among the most visited are the famous Pula Film Festival, Pula Marathon, Spectacvla Gladiatoria in the Arena and a rich Advent program called “December in Pula” and I believe it is one of reasons why today we have taken our place in the elite society of the 100 most sustainable destinations in the world and why we are among the best ‘city break’ destinations”- said the mayor of Pula Boris Miletic. There are several defining criteria for participation in this project, and they are exclusive that the city exceeds 50 thousand inhabitants and that it has credible statistical and other data needed for evaluation. The survey thus covered all cities, 67 of which have been or have been nominated for European Capitals of Culture since 1985. The next 64 cities were selected according to the criterion that they are part of the UNESCO protected cultural heritage, and finally another 59 cities according to the criterion that they hold at least two international cultural festivals a year. Among these 190 cities, five are from Croatia (in alphabetical order): Osijek, Pula, Rijeka, Split and Zagreb. The city of Pula is the most successful Croatian city with the most cultural and creative potential, according to a study by the European Commission, published in early October, as part of a project called “Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019” (C3 Monitor). Among the 190 European cities included in the research, as many as five are from Croatia, and according to numerous quantitative and to a lesser extent qualitative indicators, the cultural and creative potential of the cities were assessed, reports the portal gradonacelnik.hr. Photo :. City of Pula You can find the whole research HERE. According to the European Commission, cultural and creative potential is extremely important for the overall potential of the city (s), and thus the entire EU, and is the driver of economic progress and social cohesion. Namely, according to the European Commission, the Cultural and Creative Industry (CCIs) employs more than 12 million people at the EU level, which accounts for 7,5% of total employment and accounts for more than 4% of total GDP. In the most numerous S and M groups, a total of 87 cities were evaluated, among them four from Croatia. The best result was achieved by Bern with an index of 46,9. Of the Croatian cities, Pula achieved the best result with an index of 25,6, ranking 27th, and Pula has the best result in the field of Intellectual Property and Innovation, where the indicator Three-year average of ICT patent applications has an index of 84,1. The overall winner, and thus of course in the group of cities with more than a million inhabitants, is Paris with an overall index of 66. In group XL, the winner is Copenhagen with an index of 46,8, and Zagreb with an index of 21 is 32nd out of 41 cities in this group. In Group L of 42 cities, the winner is Zurich with an index of 49,3, followed by Florence, Karlsruhe and Venice. There are no our cities in this group. Cities are, according to the number of inhabitants, divided into four groups (up to 250 thousand inhabitants – S and M, 250-500 thousand – L, 500 thousand – million – XL, and cities with more than a million inhabitants – XXL). 29 indicators relevant to nine dimensions are assessed, reflecting the three main areas of cultural and creative vitality of cities. The three main areas to be assessed are cultural vibrancy, the creative economy and a stimulating environment. Source / photo: City of Pula; Pixabay
Drilon however does not want to make any conclusion that there is a deliberate intention on Philhealth to overprice the COVID-19 testing packages but what is clear is there is irregularity. MANILA – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon called for the reorganization of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) due to alleged overpricing on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing package. “Siguro ‘yan ang tingnan at i-reorganize dahil sa hindi mo maiwasang isipin na baka ito ay meron nang network sa iba’t ibang ospital at service provider na binabayaran ng PhilHealth,” he added. The cost will be updated this week, Morales added./PN He said the price was double from the cost from the Philippine Red Cross, which can do the same test for only P3,500. “Ang maliwanag lang ay merong grupo diyan na nagse-set ng packages, COVID-19 man o kahit ano,” the Ilonggo senator said in an interview with DZBB. “Kung may sapat na ebidensya later na makita, file-an ng kaso. Ngunit sa ngayon, habang ini-imbestiga natin, i-reorganize na,” says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon. “Kung may sapat na ebidensya later na makita, file-an ng kaso. Ngunit sa ngayon, habang ini-imbestiga natin, i-reorganize na,” says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon. “Kung may sapat na ebidensya later na makita, file-an ng kaso. Ngunit sa ngayon, habang ini-imbestiga natin, i-reorganize na,” says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon. ABS-CBN NEWS Drilon recently bared at the Senate hearing that PhilHealth will shoulder the cost for P8,150 per test. For his part, PhilHealth president and chief executive officer Ricardo Morales said the P8,150 price tag was only for test kits that were acquired in March when there was limited supply. Drilon said in a radio interview on Sunday that there may have been groups within PhilHealth that did the overpricing on the COVID-19 testing packages. “Kung may sapat na ebidensya later na makita, file-an ng kaso. Ngunit sa ngayon, habang ini–imbestiga natin, i-reorganize na,” Drilon said.
I am sure that by now you have heard something about the alleged providing of escorts for recruits and their dads by the Louisville Cardinals. Most of this has centered around the basketball program. When this article was being written, Rick Pitino denied any involvement. Supposedly, most of this was provided by over-zealous alumni and boosters of the basketball program.This is nothing new to the college world. Several years back there was the report that Texas football players were taken to brothels in the state of Texas. I am not sure whatever became of these allegations. I suppose it is the reality of big-time college sports, but it is still disgusting.After all, these kids are supposed to go to Louisville to get an education, play basketball, and hopefully find employment when their career is over. Let’s hope most programs are doing it the right way.