first_imgSURFACE CREATES NEW PROBLEMS Author: Nedo Pinezić, The Ministry of Tourism is preparing another legal paradox. They want to stop the legalization of tourist traffic, that is, to enable the stopping of “categorization”. The reason is, allegedly, the load on the infrastructure in certain tourist destinations and the departure of residents due to tourism. Categorization? It is not a real means of regulating these problems. Flats are built and bought for someone to stay in. Temporarily, occasionally or permanently. They don’t build and they don’t buy to gape empty. If they are categorized then those staying in them will be registered as tourists and the owners will pay the tourist tax, income tax and tourist membership fee. In addition, the owners will be able to legally cooperate with travel agencies, cleaning and maintenance agencies, employ seasonal assistance… So they will create legal jobs in support activities. Such “categorized” accommodation is also available under the supervision of the Tourist Inspectorate, the Economic Inspectorate. If they will not be “categorized” then those who live in these apartments will be in the status of owners and their friends, tenants and their friends. If we want to be honest and objective then we have to look at what we are discussing from multiple angles. The basis of smart planning is (should be) related to the permanent population in a tourist place. If that were the case, then the spatial planning and the building permit would be related to the investor’s residence. The same applies to the purchase and sale of flats / real estate where homeless buyers (and anyone can register their residence in the place of ownership of the flat) would pay a significantly higher purchase and sale tax than resident buyers (Swiss model). Also, the construction of leisure houses (cottages) would be limited in space, floor, volume, design (as it was in the former state). Development and housing planning (I guess) should also take into account the employment opportunities of tenants in the real sector (unless everyone will be employed in the public sector, which can flourish indefinitely). If all this is gone, then what do we have? In the period of a decade and a half, every 7th job in Croatia “disappeared”. In that period, we lost 144.000 active residents. In Dalmatia alone, 60.000 jobs were “lost”. When we talk about the workplace, we mean “indefinite” employment. The number of permanent residents in the historic centers of tourist places will not increase due to the inadequacy of apartments for living by modern standards and due to the disappearance of jobs near the place of residence. Only residents who are tied to the same zone by work can live in the historic center of the tourist place, especially if they work twice, older people who do not have the opportunity or do not want to leave their home. Everyone else goes to the periphery where they can achieve a better standard of living. The chaotic situation in spatial planning, real estate trade and finally in the incompatibility of public infrastructure with approved, planned and built housing capacities. WHERE DID THE JOBS DISAPPEAR? The only benefit of reducing the number of categorized apartments will be for investors who will “open up” the possibility of building new, better, more beautiful tourist facilities instead of those that are “decategorized”. “On paper” there will be a lack of commercial tourist facilities.center_img At the same time, a new construction cycle will be launched, a new, large-scale “concreting” of the coast, emigration of the population and (dis) sale of Croatian “oil” (coast). They will not be registered as tourists, and the owners of these apartments will not pay fees, taxes, membership fees, nor will it be possible to supervise the tourist inspection in such apartments. And all other jobs related to such apartments will not be “visible” or recorded. Without such a status, a young man is incapable of credit, unable to pay rent, unable to provide housing. He can only be a “seasonal resident” of a tourist place employed in seasonal jobs in tourism with a stay in a “staff hostel”. All other possibilities disappeared in the whirlwind of war and postwar. The list of failed companies is impressive, and the “new industry” has not come to life. PEOPLE GO FOR BUSINESS Not to be outdone, the measure of “decategorization” is “throwing dust in the eyes.” This measure will not solve the targeted problems, in fact, new, even bigger ones will be produced. PERMANENT RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN LEAVING HISTORICAL CENTERS FOR DECADES This trend is happening in all cities, so there is a noticeable increase in the number of inhabitants in the peripheral settlements of cities such as Rijeka, which are not nearly “tourist” like Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik… Viškovo “on the edge of Rijeka” is the largest and youngest municipality in Croatia it is also growing. Historic towns in central Istria were abandoned long before the emergence of tourism in these places. Venice itself, its strict center, was abandoned by 40.000 inhabitants in the 60s. At the same time, settlements like Mestre-Marghera where cargo and industry have moved have increased… As many as XNUMX% of apartments in the historic center of Venice have been declared unsuitable for today’s standard of living. Dubrovnik’s historic core is also not exempt from this phenomenon. “CATEGORIZATION” OF APARTMENTS IS AN ACT OF LEGALIZATION OF EXISTING TRAFFIC IN TOURIST ATTRACTIVE PLACES The problem of depopulation is related to many other circumstances, tourism is the least “guilty”. Indeed, in one part it still makes its modest positive contribution. It connects people to a place where they can earn income from tourism. The question is until when? WE ABOLISHED PLANNING PROVISIONS FROM THE FORMER STATE AND SOWED A DISORDERlast_img read more

first_imgThere will be 2020 members in the Assembly of the Tourist Board of the City of Poreč for the term of office 2024-18. Pursuant to the Law and the Statute, the duty of the President of the Assembly is performed by the President of the Association, ie the Mayor of the City of Poreč – Parenzo.  After the appointment, the newly elected members of the Assembly adopted the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly and appointed representatives of the Tourist Board and representatives of the Tourist Board of Porec in the Assembly of the Tourist Board of Istria, concluded the Tourist Board of Porec. At today’s election session of the Assembly of the Tourist Board of Poreč, chaired by the Mayor of Poreč-Parenzo Loris Peršurić, an election session of the Assembly of the Tourist Board of Poreč was held at which new bodies of the Association were elected in the 2020-2024 term. Also, the current and new members of the Assembly and the Tourist Council were dismissed and appointed. In the newly elected Assembly of Poreč Tourist Board, Plava laguna dd has 6 representatives, Valamar Riviera dd has 4 representatives, travel agencies have 3 representatives, private accommodation has 3 representatives, shops 1 representative and other activities directly related to tourism 1 representative.center_img Pursuant to the Law on Tourist Boards and the Promotion of Croatian Tourism and the Statute of the Tourist Board, the number of representatives of Community members or the number of representatives of individual groups of Community members in the Community Assembly is determined in proportion to the share of each member of the Community. an individual member may have a maximum of 40% of the representatives in the Assembly. As a share of the Community’s income, the membership fee and 25% of the tourist tax paid by an individual member or a certain group of members to the Community in the year preceding the elections are calculated. Photo: Pixabay.comlast_img read more

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first_imgMelanie Taylor 9 Sep 2017In response to “Teacher censured for carrying a child”Dear Teacher,…First of all, I would like to say sorry. I am sorry that common sense seems to have packed its bags, and left New Zealand. I understand that you had intervened after a boy was accused of hurting four classmates, and when the boy refused to cooperate and grabbed hold of a bar, you wisely prised his fingers free, grabbed him by the waist with both arms and carried him to the principal.I am sorry that as a country, we have become so PC, that dumb laws have been implemented to ensure that children are empowered, and those in authority, including parents and teachers, have become disempowered. In fact, I am sorry that much needed discipline seems to have been resigned to having to leave with common sense.I’m sorry that as a teacher, you can no longer react without now having to consider what ridiculous consequences will be imposed on you. It now means that ironically, those in power who have attempted to create safe school environments, have done the complete opposite. I’m sorry that it’s actually not the 20th century anymore.I am sorry that your job has stupidly become a high risk one. I’m sorry that more and more children are becoming more uncontrollable. I’m sorry that there is an increasing number of mental health issues in children, and that you are probably also having to be a counsellor due to fallout from the breakdown of the family unit.Finally, I’d like to thank you. As a parent of young children, I would hope that a teacher would intervene if my child was in danger from another child. Thank you for removing the child so others could continue learning. Thank you for working in a career that is becoming ever increasingly difficult. Thank you for doing what you did! I’m sorry it came at any sort of cost!Kind regards,Mrs Taylorlast_img read more

first_imgThe government and the Communist Party of the Philippines have initially declared unilateral ceasefires due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has dangled a P2-million bounty to those who would be able to kill or capture a “top commander” of communist rebels. Duterte has repeatedly expressed his anger against the communist rebels and even threatened to declare martial law if they will continue their attacks. The ceasefire, however, ended last month after communist group launched attacks against government forces who were providing aid to those affected by COVID-19 crisis./PN “Ako ‘pag nakapatay kayo ng commander o nakapagturo kayo saan natutulog ‘yung commander o nakitulog – makitulog ‘yan sila o nakitulog – sabihin lang ninyo sa akin at ano… P2 million ako basta ‘yung top commander,” he said. President Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly expressed his anger against the communist rebels and even threatened to declare martial law if they will continue their attacks. PCOO/PNA In his Tuesday’s televised public address, Duterte said that informants will be treated as witnesses and will receive protection from the government. last_img read more

first_imgAccording to police investigators, Filaro and his son went fishing at the river on May 16 when a flashflood occurred due to heavy rain.The son was immediately rescued and was rushed to the Culasi District Hospital. SAN JOSE, Antique – A man was found dead floating near a dam in Barangay Valderama, Culasi, Antique. John Vincent Filaro, 27, was believed to have drowned at the Bacong River in Barangay Alojipan, Culasi, a police report showed. Rescuers carry the body of John Vincent Filaro, who was found dead near a dam in Barangay Valderama, Culasi, Antique on May 17. Filaro was fishing with his son at the Bacong River in Barangay Alojipan, Culasi when they were swept away by floods due to heavy rain on May 16. STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA/PN Filaro, meanwhile, was found by personnel of the Culasi Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and the Antique Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office around 10:55 p.m. yesterday.Officers of the Culasi Municipal police station ruled out foul play in the incident./PNlast_img read more

first_imgThe police conducted the raid on the strength of a search warrant issued by Judge Gemalyn Faunillo-Tarol of the Regional Trial Court Branch 76 in Janiuay dated Aug. 4, 2020. The suspect was detained in the custodial facility of the Janiuay municipal police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act./PN ILOILO City – Police raided a house in Barangay Madong, Janiuay, Iloilo, leading to the recovery of a loose firearm. An improvised 12-gauage shotgun loaded with two live bullets was seized from 47-year-old resident Antonio Randera around 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 5, a police report showed.last_img read more

first_imgFrance and Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti does not want to quit the Camp Nou this summer and will fight for his place to stay at the club. According to Diario Sport the central defender wants to see through his current deal at the club through to the summer of 2023 and attempt to force his way back into the starting XI. Umtiti has had decreasing prominence at the club in recent seasons, primarily due to injury issues surrounding a recurring knee problem.Advertisement Read Also: FA Cup Final: How Chelsea will lineup vs Arsenal after latest injuriesRonald Araujo has also been promoted to the first-team squad while Barcelona transfer news has also linked them with a return for Manchester City defender Eric Garcia.Now it appears that whilst the club are willing to cash-in on the injury-prone defender, he is ready to try to prove the doubters wrong and win back his place.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Cameroon-born defender has lost his place in the France international side with Clement Lenglet – his Barca teammate – often preferred in both line-ups, while Gerard Pique is still first choice central defender at the Camp Nou. Umtiti’s contract at Barcelona runs through to the summer of 2023 and he is still keen to fight for his first-team place, but the club are keen to clear him from the wage bill for next season. Loading… Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone Movies5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearlast_img read more

first_img Kompany tweeted a picture of his boots along with the caption: “They’re ready to roll again! :-)” City’s inspirational skipper last played for the champions in their FA Cup fourth-round win at Stoke on January 26. His call-up by Belgium irritated Mancini, who said: “For 60 days he didn’t play for us and we did everything, then he went to play for the national team. “If he had got another injury – if on Saturday he is not ready to play because he was with the national team, and we lose him for another month, this is not correct.” Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany appears to have declared himself fit to return to action for the club this weekend. Kompany angered manager Roberto Mancini by playing in a World Cup qualifier for Belgium on Tuesday when he had not played for the club for eight weeks. Mancini felt the 26-year-old was risking a recurrence of his calf problem and warned that players should understand “there are some cases that the club is more important”. But Kompany, whose potential comeback had already been put back several times by City, was again not risked by Belgium in Macedonia last Friday and only featured in the return fixture this week. He then spoke positively about his fitness prior to the game in Brussels and now seems set to feature against Newcastle in the Barclays Premier League. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgIPA Group of Companies, under their Clear Waters brand, solidified their commitment to the success of the Linden Bauxite Flyers Cycling Club (LBFCC).A simple ceremony was held at one of Linden’s Clear Waters distributors, Library 3 Disco, attended by club members including president of Linden Bauxite Flyers Cycling Club, Okel Arthur, and vice-president Mark Arthur, who both expressed their gratitude and thanks to Clear Waters for their support.They further assured that the donation will assist with uniforms, and maintenance of cycles and the overall growth and success of the club.Marketing Sales and Distribution Manager of Clear Waters, Amarjeet Hardat, handed over the undisclosed sum in the form of a cheque to the Club’s star cyclist Shaquel Agard.Hardat said that Clear Waters always stands in support of the development of youths, and in today’s society where kids are more focused on television, computers and phones it is a great initiative to have these clubs set up to motivate the youths in sports.He stressed the importance of water in sports and committed that in addition to their annual donation, Clear Waters will also be supplying the club with water to keep all the cyclists well hydrated for their events.The Club will be having their next event tomorrow, April 9, which is expected to feature several categories of cycling.last_img read more