NY Governor Says China Is Donating 1,000 Ventilators To The State

January 18, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgPhoto: CDCALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that New York will receive 1,140 ventilators from China and Oregon.The Chinese government has facilitated a donation of 1,000 ventilators that are expected to arrive at JFK Airport.“This is a big deal and it’s going to make a significant difference for us. Also, the state of Oregon contacted us and is going to send 140 ventilators,” Cuomo said during a press conference. “Which is I can tell you just astonishing and unexpected. And I want to thank Gov. Brown, I want to thank all of the people in the state of Oregon for their thoughtfulness.”Meanwhile, New York State has a total 113,704 Covid-19 cases, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. The state recorded a new high of positive cases Friday with 10,841. There are 15,905 people in the hospital and 4,126 in ICU, Cuomo said.As of today, 3,565 people have died due to Covid-19. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

European Tourism: Trends and Perspectives

November 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgAt the end of November 2017, the European Tourism Commission published the report on European tourism 2017 – Trends and perspectives (Q3 / 2017).The report assessed European tourism performance for the first three quarters of 2017, the performance of the air transport and hospitality industry, key European and non-European markets, market share and economic forecast of the Eurozone, UK, US, Japan and Emerging Markets. Tourism in Europe continued to grow during the summer months of this year, and international tourist tourists are estimated to have grown by 8% in the first six months of 2017, and despite geopolitical tensions and terrorist attacks since 2015, the region continues to show resilience.According to the report, European tourism growth by 2017 exceeded previous expectations in various destinations. Recovery from the fall in 2016 is expected in destinations affected by security concerns, but travel to other destinations has remained strong and on the rise. The increase in tourism during the third quarter of this year was reflected in economic growth in Europe’s main markets, and strong tourism demand remains. Spain and Portugal continued to grow in 2017, with growth in arrivals of more than 10%. As the report points out, it is important to stress that growth has been largely generated due to tourists giving up on some well-known destinations such as Turkey and Egypt for security reasons.Thus, Spain remained an attractive destination and increased market share, but initial reports suggest that political tensions in Catalonia are starting to deter some visitors in late 2017. Throughout the story, it is important to know that Catalonia accounts for almost one-fifth of all foreign visits to Spain. However, in Spain and Portugal, the trend of faster growth of arrivals than overnight stays was emphasized due to the trend of shorter trips. The trend of increasing short trips has been generated by the increase and strengthening of the economy, so there are more and more short business trips as economic growth increases, and thus an increasing number of short tourist trips, including weekend trips.Iceland continues to have the highest growth in Europe. Arrivals in Iceland continued to grow by 29,9% in the first eight months of this year compared to the same period last year. Although this growth rate is lower than 55,7% from last year, Iceland is still the European destination with the highest growth. Although Iceland achieved strong growth last year and this year, growth is expected to slow due to limited tourist infrastructure and accommodation capacity.Numerous other countries also grew by more than 10% in 2017, such as Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Malta and Cyprus. Although the mentioned destinations usually have a high dependence on peak summer demand, recent experience shows that they can thrive beyond this period and reduce seasonality.Finland enjoyed strong growth from a variety of markets, with the largest increase in Chinese and Indian arrivals based on data up to August compared to the comparable period of 2016. A similar growth of tourists from China was recorded in Estonia. The UK market also saw growth of 9 per cent, as did France and Belgium. As can be seen, the terrorist attacks did not significantly affect the decline in tourism in the UK, but the question is how tourism trends will be reflected in the future due to the weakening pound, which will certainly encourage domestic travel and exit from the EU.See the full report of the European Tourism Commission here


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Zenith Bank Hails Eaglets’ Fighting Spirit

September 8, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgInterestingly, the team came back from 2-1 down to win the two games 4-2 and 3-2 respectively.The Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, on Wednesday commended the players for their fighting spirit.Onyeagwu said: “It is not easy to achieve victory from a losing position. It shows determination and good fighting spirit.“We have a good record in this competition and we expect the Eaglets to go far in the tournament.”The Zenith Bank boss added that his outfit was proud of the impact made by some players in the team who emerged from the Future Eagles project the bank is having with the NFF.In Brazil, some of the Future project products in the team are Usman Ibrahim, Samson Tijani (c), Olakunle Olusegun Akinkunmi Amoo and Divine Nwachukwu.“We are happy that the partnership is a boost to the country’s football and this is enough to make us do more for football and sports in general,” Onyeagwu added.Tijani scored two goals while Usman scored one in the 4-2 win Nigeria recorded over Hungary. Amao and Olusegun are yet to hit target but they have been impressive in the two games.Nigeria’s last group match is against Australia on Friday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIFA U-17 WORLD CUPZenith Bank Plc, partner of the Nigeria Football Federation, has showered praises on the national U-17 team for booking a place in the last 16 stage of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.In the global age grade competition taking place in Brazil, the Golden Eaglets won their first match 4-2 against Hungary on Saturday and only on Tuesday, the team also defeated Ecuador 3-2 to confirm Nigeria’s place in the second round.last_img read more