first_img“If we manage to catch that, plus the 10% from the last quarter, which is strong in the subseason at sea and on the continent, we could say that we will swim in not so much minus, but alive.”said Cappelli. “It has that horizontal part for the entire economy, but also this tourist part that was singled out in the amendments to the law. Among them are the sojourn tax and membership fee, which defer payment depending on how the tourist year unfolds. There is a possibility, when we see the results, to charge them only in part or even cancel them completely. In the horizontal part of the measures, which apply to the entire economy, and not only to tourism, there is a delay in the payment of income and profit taxes, as well as all contributions to wages. That part is postponed for three months with the possibility of postponement for another three months. In this way, all stakeholders in tourism, according to the new criteria, will be able to present their business during the months in which the impact of the coronavirus is felt. As early as next week, after the HZZO completes the formal part, it will be able to apply and submit a request for a minimum salary of HRK 3.250. That is the solution in three months, after which we will see how the situation develops. ” This morning, the Minister of Tourism was a guest on the HRT show Dobro jutro Hrvatska and additionally explained the measures adopted by the Government of the Republic of Croatia at its session yesterday. “The vast majority of measures concern tourism. There will be losses, we are currently in the red by about 12%. Until yesterday, we had about 8.000 tourists who are now leaving, and the facilities are closing. I repeat, in the first part of the season we realize about 5% of the total annual turnover in tourism, about 485 million euros, and in the first six months that revenue rises to about 27%, or about 2 billion and 700 million euros. We are therefore entering a more serious part of the year, and the minuses will be felt due to the Easter and May Day holidays. “, Cappelli emphasized and added that the next quarter should be overcome with the hope that we will catch the tourist peak, ie July, August and September, where about 64,5% of the total traffic, both physical and financial, is realized. “We have problems with booking platforms, such as or airbnb, which want to terminate contracts after a pandemic is declared. There are also agencies, TUI, for example, unilaterally canceled all contracts with the Republic of Croatia and other countries and will ask for a refund. These are the things we talk about with all stakeholders in tourism and associations like UHPA, an organization that brings together about 5.000 employees in agency tourism, and even hoteliers. We will see what to do in this segment, because our opinion is that the collection should be postponed and see what will happen from the seventh to the ninth month, because there is no need to return the money immediately for the whole year. We have to reach an agreement so that there are no lawsuits from both sides, because we don’t need that at the moment. “said Cappelli. In the next few days, according to Cappelli, a set of measures will be presented, which refers to the liquidity of working capital, postponement of loan payments and interest on loans, and which will be voted in Parliament. As for accommodation capacities, the Minister announced that several hotels on the sea will remain open, and he hopes that this will be the case in Zagreb as well, but under special measures. Today’s and tomorrow’s measures of the Headquarters are probably going in the direction of closing the catering facilities, except for those that can deliver food, and which will have the right to work. This group also includes restaurants that have not yet, but want to do delivery. Cappelli then returned to the problems in tourism:center_img According to the announcements of the Minister of Tourism, micro-entrepreneurs will be given loans with 1% interest or even no interest, and in this way they want to revive companies. The moratorium on loans and interest rates should last at least one or one and a half years, so the repayment of loans is expected only after the 2021 season. “It is certain that all other contracts between employees and employers in tourism will be corrected, but I again appeal to employers not to lay off employees, because our 3.250 kuna is guaranteed for all those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. We have secured everything for the next three months, and now we are working on measures that will include banks, HBOR and the CNB, through which we ensure exchange rate stability, and we have secured funds for all measures. In these three months, everything will really stop, but we are preparing the possibility of raising funds for all those who will have problems in functioning, to give them one injection so that they can return to the market when everything is over. “, announces Cappelli. At yesterday’s session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, we remind you that 63 measures, about twenty laws and decrees were passed, which are being presented to the Parliament today. The measures should be voted on tomorrow, and published in the Official Gazette by the end of the week, so concrete actions that will help tourism and the economy could start next week. At the Government session, measures were adopted concerning seasonal workers, ie permanent seasonal workers, of which there are about 5.000 in Croatia. So far, they have been on vacation and received a compensation of 1.600 kunas. The new measures will extend their rights for the next three months and, if necessary, for another three months. The Government has provided HRK 11,5 million for this segment.last_img read more

first_img49 Glenwood St, Chelmer. Picture: home started life as a post war cottage which was transformed into a modern home, known as the The Terrace House.The four-bedroom home has a split-level living and dining with high ceilings.The terraced yard has a saltwater swimming pool. 49 Glenwood St, Chelmer. Picture: is being marketed by Peter May and Brad Robson of Place Graceville.Rounding out the top five for Brisbane were: 1092 Beechwood Drive, Hope Island. This home is listed for expressions of interest from $5 million. It has five bedrooms and is in the enclave of Rosebank in Hope Island Resort, which is a fully gated estate. 49 Glenwood St, Chelmer. Picture: the master bedroom has a walk-in robe and ensuite. The bedroom overlooks the yard and pool. More people views the listing for49 Glenwood St, Chelmer this week than any other property. Picture: potential buyers have looked at this house than any other in Australia in the past week.According to the home, at 49 Glenwood St, Chelmer which is set to go to auction at 12 noon on April 8, has been the most viewed on its website this week.So what does it have that other homes don’t?Well for starters it is designed by renowned Shaun Lockyer Architects.center_img 49 Glenwood St, Chelmer. Picture: from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoThere is an additional entertaining room on the lower level of the house which could also be used as a media room, it has oversized timber sliding glass doors which open to the front of the home and the outdoor room. 1092 Beechwood Drive, Hope Island. Picture: 30 McGidigan Rd, Ravenshoe Was recently renovated by Selling Houses Australia. The four-bedroom home is near Vine Creek and has a vegetable patch and chook pen. 40 Moolabar St, Morningside This five-bedroom home blends traditional Queenslander architecture with contemporary design. It also has a large outdoor area. 37 East St, Lutwyche Seeking offers of more than $739,000 this colonial style home has three bedrooms and high ceilings. There are wide board timber floors and a front veranda plus rear deck.last_img read more

first_imgArgentum at Fortitude ValleyMr Mcafarlane said they had built something totally different to the small cookie cutter stock.“Our units are bigger with very high end finishes. We’ve spent money on getting the design right internally, and externally,” he said. “There’s a wine fridge in every apartment, and even our one bedrooms are 72sq m, compared to up to 50sq m with many others. All our one bedrooms have a proper sized kitchen with an island bench, not just a pokey galley. “There’s study nooks in the one bedders too, which is conducive to people living and working at home, which is the new norm, plus plenty of storage.“We’ve built units that people want to live in, not tried to appeal to southern investors with cheap prices per square metres.” Argentum at Fortitude Valley is mixing 20 boutique residences with a high-end commercial showroom.THIS building is living a double life, a haven of activity on the ground floor during the week and a place of luxury for its homeowners on the weekends. Argentum in Fortitude Valley is 20 boutique apartments, sitting on top of a high-end bathroom and kitchen supply company owned by the developer.Developer Lachlan Macfarlane of Aqua Property Group is also the third generation director of Argent Australia, a 59-year-old family owned supplier of high end bathroom products like Villeroy & Boch and Reginox. Argentum at Fortitude ValleyArgentum has a communal rooftop garden space overlooking Fortitude Valley to the Story Bridge, with a $60,000 steam room and pool, with residents entitled to two private functions each year in the communal rooftop.Ray White New Farm agent Hamish Bowman said it was rare to have such a high level of quality in apartments at this price point, with 100 per cent of sales so far to owner-occupiers.“Argent distributes high end bathroom and kitchen goods locally and internationally and hence are able to up-spec the apartments with these products, like Miele, Villeroy Boch, Groche,” he said. “The link between the developer’s business and the quality of finishes makes Argentum stand out from the crowd.”center_img Argentum at Fortitude ValleyThree years ago when he bought the Arthur St site, Mr Macfarlane set about trying to build something completely outstanding for his commercial showroom on the street level, engaging Brisbane-based Ellivo Architects to create a new home for his Argent Australia showroom. “We have built a beautiful showroom plus 20 high end apartments with exceptional finishes, even though we could have built 43 one-bedroom apartments,” he said. “The building will have two lives. By day it is a commercial premises with 35 staff working in the Argentum showroom but that is only 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday,” Mr Macfarlane said. “After hours this building will be quiet for the homeowners.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agolast_img read more

first_imgTogle, Davila, Tillanan, and DelaTorre were caught playing an illegal card game posoy on Dec. 7, the report added. The suspects were detained in thelockup facility of Police Station 9./PN Recovered from them was P188 bet money,police said. Bacolod City – Four persons were arrested for illegal gambling inBarangay Sum-ag. They were residents Aydee Togle, AnnieRose Davila, Ria Tillanan, and Fernando Dela Torre, a police report showed.last_img

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — An Ohio teenager was injured in a single-vehicle accident in Franklin County Sunday morning.According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Nicole Foster, 16, of Oxford, Ohio was driving south on State Line Road, when for unknown reasons, her vehicle ran off the roadway striking a tree.Emergency crews responded to the call around 9:25 am Sunday morning.Police say after striking the tree, her vehicle rolled onto its top and came to rest in the ditch line.Foster told crews the last thing she recalled was seeing the tree coming and when she regained consciousness, the vehicle was on its top.She was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries.last_img read more

first_imgGloria JoAn Krall, 84, of Osgood passed away at 7pm, Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at her home with her husband Norris by her side. She was born on the family farm near Dabney on July 16, 1933 the daughter of Lester and Daisy Hull Tucker. She was married to Gerald Martin on June 17, 1951 and he preceded her in death on July 5, 1980. She was married to Norris Krall on August 14, 1982 and he survives. Other survivors include one son Anthony (Debra) Martin of Fairland; three daughters Michele (Rodger) Chapellow of Zenas, Kimberly Engel of Franklin, and Candace (Danny) Robinson of Shelbyville; three step-sons Kenneth (Linda) Krall of Osgood, Terry (Diane) Krall of Carmel, and Michael Krall of Osgood; 22 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson; one brother Ray (Marian) Tucker of Dabney. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother Lee Tucker, and her sisters Beulah Adams, Bonnie Smith, and Hertha Jones, and a grandson Donn Keever. Mrs. Krall was a 1951 graduate of Holton High School and graduated from the LPN school of the Bartholomew County Hospital in 1980. During her working career JoAn was a secretary for the Zenas Elementary School and later worked as a nurse on the med-surg floor of the Bartholomew County Hospital. JoAn, along with her husband Norris worked with the Ripley County Historical Society in the publication of several books including both volumes of the Ripley County History Book, Sandcreek Association History, History of the Dabney Baptist Church, A Look at Life which was a compilation of poems and remembrances written by her father, and Lest We Forget, a tribute to the many young women and men of Ripley County who served in WWII. JoAn also helped compile and write Past Tense, a history of the Holton School. JoAn was a member of the Dabney Baptist Church, the Ripley County Historical Society, and was a former member of the Columbia Afternoon Extension club. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 27th at 10:30am at the Dabney Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Bell officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Rock Cemetery near Osgood. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 26th from 3pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9:30am until time of services Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Dabney Baptist Church or the Ripley County Historical Society in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Argentina says it reached a deal to produce Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Dybala recovers from coronavirus COVID-19: Argentina cancel football season A top-flight Argentine player has been released unharmed after being kidnapping for several hours, his club Lanus said on Sunday. Central defender Lautaro Valenti was abducted along with a companion on Saturday night in Avellaneda, an industrial district of greater Buenos Aires, the day after he played in a 2-0 defeat away to Aldovisi in the Argentine championship. “Fortunately, they were freed hours later,” the club said in a statement. “They are in a perfect state of health. Lanus thank the police and legal authorities for their prompt action in this case.” A report in the daily newspaper La Nacion and other Argentine media said Valenti was taken after going out to buy a pizza. His agent negotiated his release and a ransom of between $2,000 and $3,000 was paid, the reports said. The 21-year-old made his debut for Lanus last May. He was called up for Argentina’s squad to play in the Olympic qualifying tournament this month but Lanus said they could not release him as two of their defenders were injured. Express kidnappings are a threat in a number of Latin American cities. They are opportunistic rather than planned and victims often pay the ransoms themselves as they are driven to ATM machines and forced to withdraw cash.Tags: ArgentinABuenos AiresLa NacionLanusLautaro Valentilast_img read more

first_img…CFU president says football in the region will be difficult to sustain without fansBy Rawle ToneyWITH sports around the world returning with restrictions on spectators, Randy Harris, president of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), believes however, that in the Caribbean, football administrators will not be able to sustain the game without fans.Harris pointed out that unlike the rest of the federations affiliated to the sport’s global governing body, football in the region is heavily dependent on the support from FIFA and spectators.“The fans in the Caribbean are critical for us to do well. We have not yet understood that if we want to benefit from the game, that we have to develop our footballers, and our administrators,” Harris candidly stated, while stressing that unlike cricket, “we (football) can’t attract television at this time, so our basic income is people coming and supporting the game.”The CFU boss further told Chronicle Sport that “in other words, in a situation like this (with COVID-19), if we weren’t getting assistance from FIFA, we’ll be dead!”FIFA announced, on June 25, that their Council had unanimously approved the FIFA COVID 19 Relief Plan, which was designed by the FIFA administration in close cooperation with representatives of the confederations.In a media release, FIFA stated that across its three stages, the global support plan will make available up to US$1.5 billion to assist the football community.In the first two stages of the plan, FIFA provided for the immediate release of all Forward operational cost payments to member associations and, subsequently, for the opportunity to transform Forward development grants into COVID-19 operational relief funds – with a minimum of 50% of released funds to be allocated to women’s football .FOOTBALL’S RETURN IN JEOPARDY!Meanwhile, Harris, when asked about football’s return in the Caribbean, taking into account that the sport had returned in all the professional leagues globally, stressed that the game in the region lacks finances and specific funding, which limits them from emulating what is done at the professional leagues.Randy Harris – Caribbean Football Union president, Randy HarrisWhile COVID-19 numbers in the Caribbean does not measure-up as compared to the rate of infections and confirmed cases to that of Europe and other places where the game has returned, Harris believes that the CFU and its members would like to keep the numbers in the region at a minimum, since the statistics are only given from the number of test done.According to Harris, the protocol set-up by the health officials, by the countries at large, would not include more stringent measures to minimize the risk for players in a contact sport.Cricket, he stressed, “may get away with it, but football is a contact sport and we have to ensure that whatever we do, we put everything in place to make sure that our players are safe.”“If you look at some of [the] measures that were employed in Europe, you would see how difficult it would be for the Caribbean to just romanticize and start football right away. There are so many protocols to be put in place and a lot of them will be difficult for us in the Caribbean, both from a financial and resources situation, to be able to put in place,” Harris said.While the rate of infection in the Caribbean is significantly less than the places around the world where football has seen a return, Harris was adamant that this doesn’t necessarily mean that there might be a lower risk of contagion, and a safe space and the possibility of football being played with certain measures in place.“The statistics of COVID-19 in our region has been very-well-managed and we want to keep it so, because we are given these statistics on testing and it is not a situation where everyone can be tested. We just don’t want to take any chances; we’re glad with the position our countries (in the Caribbean) are in at the moment, but we want to be careful and to let a little more time go along to see how things would turn,” said Harris.The CFU president is of the opinion that presently, “it is more damaging to restart football competition, and then some time down the road we have to stop it again. It is better to give this situation a little bit more time to see how it goes, and give the players and the people who are participating in the sport an opportunity to regain their confidence to be involved.”FIFA COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDIn FIFA’s ‘COVID-19 Relief Plan’ a universal solidarity grant of US$1 million will be made available to all member associations, and an additional grant of US$500,000 will be allocated specifically to women’s football. In addition, each confederation will receive a grant of US$2 million.Member associations will be able to apply for interest-free loans, amounting to up to 35% of their audited annual revenues. In the interest of solidarity, a minimum loan of US$500,000 will be available and a maximum of US$5 million. In addition, each confederation will have access to a loan of up to US$4 million.To ensure effective oversight of the plan, there will be strict controls on the use of funds, audit requirements, as well as clear loan repayment conditions.A FIFA COVID-19 Relief Plan steering committee, which will be headed by Olli Rehn, the deputy chairman of the FIFA Governance Committee, was also established to supervise the administration of the scheme.last_img read more

first_imgDespite not been active in June, Egypt’a Omar Assar dropped two steps to 41 in the world and the Egyptian also failed to save his team, Istres from dropping into relegation in the French Premier League.Veteran Segun Toriola also remained the third best player in Africa despite dropping to 122 from 110 in the latest rating.For dropping from 91 to 98 in the world, Egypt’s Dina Meshref tops African ranking in the women.Meanwhile, China held on to the top of the ranking as the world best as Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, Xu Xin and Zhang Jike are the world top four players in the ranking.Also Chinese trio of Liu Shiwen, Ding Ning and Zhu Yuling are the top three female players in the world according to the July ITTF ranking.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram 2014 ITTF Star Player, Aruna Quadri maintained his status as Africa’s best player following the release of the July ranking by the world table tennis ruling body – ITTF.Despite dropping by a step to 38, Aruna Quadri who featured at the last Japan Open garnered 2337 points to beat Egypt’s Omar Assar to second place in the continent.Quadri whose scintillating performance in his first season in the prestigious French Premier League aided his club, Jura Morez to avoid relegation is also rated 27 in the July men’s singles ranking for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 8, 2013 at 1:22 am Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse The wear and tear of a long season is starting to take its toll on Syracuse.A 16-2 loss to DePaul at Skytop Softball Stadium on Sunday afternoon couldn’t have made it any more apparent.Earlier this week, the team learned that sophomore pitcher Lindsay Taylor would miss an indefinite amount of time with an undisclosed injury. Then on Saturday, sophomore Julie Wambold left the game after being hit in the wrist by a pitch, and she is now sidelined with a contusion.Syracuse (13-20, 1-5 Big East) dropped a pair to DePaul (23-13, 10-1) in a doubleheader on Saturday, and didn’t fare any better in the weekend finale against the Blue Demons on Sunday. Syracuse’s depleted roster was no match for the power-hitting Demons, as the Orange’s pitching blundered while the offense was kept at bay. Only freshmen Danielle Chitkowski and Lindsey Larkin gave the Orange something to be excited about moving forward.“We need to get healthy,” senior shortstop Morgan Nandin said. “Other than that we just need to get back in the groove. We’re at a low point right now but we just need to work our way out of it.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTaylor and Wambold were missed from the very start of Sunday’s game.Stacy Kuwik was forced to start in all three games due to Taylor’s absence. In Saturday’s games combined, she gave up 18 earned runs in 10 innings, and DePaul didn’t waste any time before jumping on her in round three.After plunking leadoff hitter Allie Braden, Kuwik allowed Samantha Dodd to reach on a single. Then Mary Connolly, who clobbered the ball throughout the weekend, hit a three-run home run. Before the Orange could even record an out, three runs crossed the plate.But the damage wasn’t done. Freshman second baseman Riley Johnson, who was in for Wambold, made an error that allowed DePaul to tack on three more runs and finish the top of the first up 6-0.“We’re just not staying focused,” head coach Leigh Ross said. “It’s about playing all aspects of the game and doing it throughout, and we’re not doing that right now.”To find a much-needed spark, Ross turned to two freshmen off the bench. After Johnson’s error in the first inning, she was taken out for Chitkowski, who settled into left field. After Kuwik loaded the bases in the second, she was pulled for Larkin, who went the rest of the way.For a deflated Syracuse team, Chitkowski brought a refreshing confidence to the plate in the bottom of the second inning. With the Orange trailing 10-0 and DePaul pitcher Kirsten Verdun settling into a comfortable rhythm, Chitkowski hit a monster home run that breathed life into the SU dugout.“I hadn’t hit a home run in too long,” Chitkowski said. “Today was tough for everyone, but that definitely felt good.”Two innings later, a double by Chitkowski plated Veronica Grant. The team scored just two runs on the day, both produced by the freshman’s bat.Meanwhile, Larkin continued to exude toughness beyond her years. She pitched Syracuse out of numerous jams and met the challenges that pitching coach Jenna Caira placed before her.“I kept giving her tasks before each inning, like two ground balls and one strikeout, things like that,” Caira said. “She just went out there and did everything I asked.”Larkin was one of the last to leave the field after the game. After wrapping her arm in ice in an empty dugout, two young girls were waiting with softballs for her to autograph outside the gate.If the final score didn’t appreciate Larkin’s effort, two wide-eyed fans surely did.“I am so proud of this kid,” Caira said. “Every time we put her in a tough situation she just uses it to get better. She has shown leadership and courage and we need more people like her on this team.” Commentslast_img read more