The Institute of Tourism organizes a panel discussion “The impact of tourism on the Croatian economy”

first_imgThe Institute for Tourism and the Napredak Cultural Center are organizing a discussion on tourism on the topic “The impact of tourism on the Croatian economy”The discussions are intended for the general professional public, the media and anyone who wants to learn more about the impact of tourism on the economy. All guests will be able to participate in the Discussions by asking questions to the participants of the round table and an open constructive discussion.After the introductory speech of Dr. sc. Ivan Kožić, research associate at the Institute for Tourism, will be followed by a round table with the following participants: Dr. sc. Maroje Lang, Chief Advisor in the Research Department of the Croatian National Bank, Assoc. prof. dr. sc. Oliver Kesar, Professor at the Department of Tourism, Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb, Dr. sc. Marina Tkalec, research associate at the Institute of Economics and Dr. sc. Neven Ivandić, senior research associate at the Institute of Tourism. The discussions will be led by Đuro Tomljenović.Participants will discuss the following topics:Measuring the impact of tourism on gross domestic product / (How is the share of tourism in GDP calculated correctly?)The size of tourism in the gross domestic product of Croatia / (Are the media interpretations of the share of tourism in Croatian GDP correct?)The impact of tourism on employment in Croatia / (What has the development of tourism brought to the Croatian labor market?)Opportunity cost of tourismcockdevelopment / (Would the Croatian economy be more successful without tourism?)The hearings will be held in the premises of the Napredak Cultural Center in Zagreb, Bogovićeva 1 (1st floor), on Friday, April 20, 2018, starting at 14.00 p.m. The estimated duration of the hearings is from 14.00 to 16.00, followed by informal gatherings with coffee and cakes. The Institute for Tourism invites all interested parties to confirm their arrival by e-mail: voice thinking and constructive and argumentative discussion, because only in this way can we grow and develop as individuals and as a society.RELATED NEWS:  DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE SURVEY ATTITUDES AND TOURIST CONSUMPTION IN CROATIA – TOMAS SUMMER 2017</p>
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Growing body of research rejects transgender movement

first_imgWashington Times 22 February 2018Family First Comment: Not often we quote the Washington Times, but this article (and the review of Ryan T Anderson’s great new book) is worth the read.Perhaps the tide is finally turning and society is waking up – no thanks to the media.Is Caitlyn Jenner a woman? A growing body of research from scientists, philosophers and feminists says no.The latest contribution to the debate is “When Harry Became Sally,” a just-released book by Heritage Foundation senior research fellow Ryan T. Anderson, who critiques the transgender movement on the grounds of metaphysics, medicine and public policy.Contrary to the transgender movement’s central claim — that “gender identity” determines whether someone is a man, a woman or something else — Mr. Anderson said the only rationale for determining an organism’s sex is “by that organism’s organization with respect to sexual reproduction.”“Apart from that, all you have are sex stereotypes,” Mr. Anderson said Wednesday at a Heritage Foundation gathering. “There’s no other objective standard for identifying the sex of an individual.”Human beings are a “sexually dimorphic species,” with complementary reproductive systems that are either male or female, Mr. Anderson said. One’s sex is evident in DNA, can be tracked in the womb and manifests itself “in many of our bodily systems and organs all the way down to the molecular level.”Mr. Anderson, a leading defender of traditional marriage, also co-wrote the influential pamphlet “What Is Marriage?” In “When Harry Became Sally,” he turns his attention to the transgender movement, which progressive activists have dubbed the new civil rights frontier.READ MORE: read more

Professor remembered for his mentorship

first_imgArthur John “Jack” Langguth, professor emeritus at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, died on Monday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 81.Front line · Professor emeritus Arthur Languth, 81, served as the Saigon bureau chief for the New York Times in 1964, during the Vietnam War. – Courtesy of USC Annenberg Langguth died of respiratory failure, his close friends told the New York Times.After growing up an only child in Minneapolis, Langguth went on to graduate from Harvard College in 1955. As a journalist, Langguth reported on the front lines during a turbulent period. He covered John F. Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign for Look magazine before joining the New York Times. During the Vietnam War, he served as a Southeast Asia correspondent for the newspaper in 1964 and the Saigon bureau chief in 1965.Langguth authored more than a dozen books, including Our Vietnam: The War 1954-1975 and Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution. His latest book, After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace, about the Reconstruction period in America, will be released by Simon & Schuster in September.Former students and colleagues shared their memories of Langguth on social media.Annenberg professor Joe Saltzman, who first met Langguth in 1962 at the Valley Times Today in Los Angeles, reflected on his friendship with Langguth in a series of posts on Facebook and in an article on the Annenberg website.“Jack was the kindest man I know when it came to anyone who asked his help,” Saltzman wrote. “He was mentor to dozens of young writers — looking over their work, making razor-sharp suggestions for improvement, helping them get a publisher or an agent. And he was as loyal a friend as anyone could ever have.”A former student, Elson Trinidad, now a writer for, took to Twitter to voice his sadness.“The  greatest  thing Dr. Jack Langguth taught me at @USCAnnenberg was confidence in my own writing. Thanks & RIP, sir,” Trinidad wrote.Langguth left no surviving family members.last_img read more