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Resolving the issue of tourist land opens the door to new investments in tourism

first_imgGet involved in the public debate on the new Tourist Land Act. The HUP (Association of Hospitality and Tourism) emphasizes the satisfaction that this Act has finally come to the fore and points out that the new Act will bring order to the use of state property and eliminate its implementation ambiguities. “We welcome the adoption of new legal solutions in the direction of resolving the issue of tourist land management and opening the possibility of investing in that land in accordance with the valid spatial planning documentation. Namely, due to the inadequate law on tourist land from 2010, legal-property relations on tourist land remained unclear, so there were no numerous investments desirable to maintain and increase the competitiveness of Croatian tourism; and for the state there were no revenues from land use as well as all those consequent revenues generated from investments: such as VAT, taxes and contributions to the salaries of workers in the construction and catering sector, profit taxes and others. ”Said Davor Majetić, General Manager of HUP. RELATED NEWS: Therefore, the adoption of this law and the establishment of a quality legal framework for the use and management of unvalued construction land is a common interest and an important initiative of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, which is expected to have positive effects in the valorization of state property and economic development. The draft law on unrated construction land prepared by the Ministry of State Property is currently in public consultation, followed by the procedure of passing a new law in two parliamentary readings.  Side dish: ADVISORY: BILL ON UNPRECEDENTED BUILDING LAND The final resolution of the Law on Tourist Land has been awaited by employers in tourism for years, which is one of the main obstacles to investment in tourism, especially when we talk about greenfield investors who are chronically lacking. Photo: HUT WELCOMES CHANGES TO LAW ON “TOURIST LAND” last_img read more

MICE organizers can work with COVID-19 task force to monitor health protocols: Tourism ministry

first_img#socialdistance #avoidcrowd #covid19taskforce #usesoap #mothermessage #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand Read also: Indonesia second most confident in Southeast Asia about reopening tourism, study finds“Up until now, we haven’t treated any visitors [with such symptoms] because we already implement preventive measures for visitors at the port and when they board a boat to [the island],” he said.Similarly, Grand Mall Batam has an isolation ward on the building’s ground floor. “We also provide an ambulance if we need to transport a visitor to a health facility,” said the mall’s marketing communication officer, Vivi.Separately, the ministry’s general affairs and legal division head, Dessy Ruhati, said each regional administration had the authority to decide which tourist destinations were ready for reopening.However, she added that the administrations needed to evaluate the tourist sites thoroughly and their ability to implement COVID-19 health protocols before allowing them to resume operations. “We really hope that the public and the tourism community will comply with the health protocols, including wearing masks, washing their hands and physical distancing,” said Dessy.“It will be unfortunate for all of us if one destination is reopened but people surrounding the site [and visitors] neglect the rules, because we never know which of one of us has the virus.”Indonesia has set a limit of allowing only 5 million foreign visitors into the country until the end of the year. Last year, Indonesia welcomed a total of 17 million foreign visitors. (nkn) Titik said local administrations could request the deployment of COVID-19 task force officers at tourist destinations. Many tourist destinations and entertainment establishments in Batam have strictly applied a set of rules set by the ministry, which covers hygiene, health, safety and sustainability.The Kepri Coral marine resort in Batam, for example, has created an isolation unit for visitors.“We have a health clinic with an isolation facility,” said Kepri Coral general manager Eddy C Lumawe, adding that it was available for visitors who showed symptoms like coughing, fever and shortness of breath. The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry has encouraged organizers of meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition (MICE) events and tourist destination operators to work closely with local COVID-19 task forces in implementing health protocols during the pandemic.Titik Lestari, the ministry’s coordinator for MICE, said most tourist destinations in the country were already applying health protocols but not all had proper monitoring teams to make sure they were properly implemented.“The monitoring can be applied to both guests and destination operators,” she said during an event in Batam as quoted by on Saturday, adding that the COVID-19 task force had the ability to monitor.center_img Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise the public’s awareness about the pandemic. Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal fans in meltdown as Mesut Ozil scores against Bournemouth with trademark bounce shot

first_img Read More Skip Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 27 Feb 2019 8:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Mesut Ozil bounced the ball into the ground an over Artur Boruc (Picture: Getty)Emery made six changes to his side for the visit of Eddie Howe’s team and his tinkering paid immediate dividends when, in the fifth minute, Sead Kolasinac slipped in Ozil and the former Real Madrid star deceived Artur Borcu by bouncing his shot into the ground with his instep and over the experienced goalkeeper’s outstretched arm.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Read More Coming Next PLAY 1 min. story Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1/1 by Metro Mesut Ozil opened the scoring with a sensational finish against Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil celebrated his return to Arsenal’s Premier League starting line-up with an early goal against Bournemouth.The German international’s future has been the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks with Unai Emery having left him out of the side due to injury, sickness and tactical reasons.Ozil had featured only twice since Boxing Day prior to starting in last week’s Europa League win over BATE Borisov and made an encouraging cameo performance from the bench in the weekend win over Southampton.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Read More Full Screen About Connatix V67539 Read More / Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE SPONSORED Comment Read More Video Settings Top articles Advertisement Skip Ad Advertisement It’s not the first time Ozil has showcased that extraordinary technique, he scored in the same fashion against both Liverpool and Huddersfield last season and Arsenal fans couldn’t get enough of it after he hit the back of the net for the first time since October… Arsenal fans in meltdown as Mesut Ozil scores against Bournemouth with trademark bounce shotlast_img read more

Wednesday people roundup

first_imgSyntrus Achmea, State Street Global Advisors, NN Investment Partners, AXA Investment Managers, EFAMA, EY, Vontobel Asset ManagementSyntrus Achmea – Hein Brand and Fieke van der Lecq have been appointed members of the pension provider and asset manager’s supervisory board. Van der Lecq is currently professor of pension markets at the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam, as well as chair of the supervisory boards of the Pensioenfonds Robeco and Pensioenfonds Zoetwaren, the industry-wide scheme for confectioners in the Netherlands. Brand was chief executive at ING Real Estate Finance from 2001 to 2008, and prior to that was head of global credit restructuring. State Street Global Advisors – Greg Ehret has been named president. He has been with the company for more than 20 years, overseeing areas including the firm’s ETF business. His new role will see him in charge of SSGA’s client-facing activities. NN Investment Partners – Ivan Nikolov has joined the convertible bonds team as senior portfolio manager. Based in London, he joins from Aberdeen Asset Management and has worked at KNG Securities and Pine River Capital Management.  AXA Investment Managers – Sailesh Lad and Olga Fedotova have joined the fixed income emerging markets team. Fedotova, who will be head of emerging market (EM) credit, will join from UniCredit in August. She has previously headed up HSBC’s EM corporate credit team and worked at ING Bank. Lad joins as senior portfolio manager from Ignis Asset Management, and has previously worked at Henderson Global Investors, BlueBay Asset Management and Moore Capital Management.EFAMA – Alexander Schindler has been appointed president of the European Fund and Asset Management Asssociation. Schindler is also an executive board member at German asset manager Union Investment. He will serve a two-year term with William Nott, chief executive of M&G Securities, acting as vice. Schindler replaces Christian Dargnat, who has been president since 2013. Nott has been on the EFAMA board for six years.EY – Karina Brookes as joined the UK’s consultancy arm in a senior role within the pensions covenant advisory team. She joins after spending 15 years with rival PwC, latterly as a director in the pensions credit advisory team.Vontobel Asset Management – Ludovic Colin has been appointed to the Swiss asset manager’s fixed income team as a portfolio manager and foreign exchange and interest rate specialist. Colin will take responsibility for Vontobel’s bond global aggregate fund as a deputy portfolio manager. He joins from the London office of Goldman Sachs where he was a multi-asset macro specialist, and previously worked for Amundi, under its previous guise of Credit Agricole Asset Management.last_img read more

Friday people roundup

first_imgPFA, 300 Club, Lombard Odier Investment Managers, MercerPFA – Denmark’s largest commercial pension provider is losing one of its four directors, as group chief commercial officer Lars Ellehave-Andersen resigns from the DKK552bn (€74bn) company. Ellehave-Andersen, who came to PFA from labour-market pension fund PensionDanmark, is responsible for corporate customers and partners, advisory services, subsidiary PFA Bank and Greenlandic business PFA Soraarneq. PFA’s group chief executive Allan Polack will take responsibility for the sales and customer business previously handled by Ellehave-Andersen.300 Club – Jan Straatman, who headed up investment at €356bn Dutch public service pension plan ABP between 2001 and 2006, is the latest person to join the independent 300 Club, which aims to speak out against mainstream investment practice. Straatman, now global CIO at Lombard Odier Investment Managers, brings the number of members to 16. Ron Barin, CIO of the US pension fund for Alcoa, joined last month.Mercer – Edinburgh-based Steven Blackie has been appointed UK head of investments. He will succeed Patrick Race, who held the position for more than four years. In his new job as UK head of investments, Blackie will focus on developing Mercer’s advisory and delegated services. He has been commercial director for Mercer’s UK investments business up until this appointment, having first joined the consultancy back in 2009 as head of the Edinburgh investment team.last_img read more

Rate of U.S. college students using marijuana at 35-year high

first_imgMarketWatch 5 September 2019Family First Comment: Disturbing..“ About 43% of full-time college students said they used some form of pot at least once in the past year, up from 38%, a University of Michigan survey found. About 25% said they did so in the previous month, up from 21%.”43% said they’ve used pot in past year, as fewer see it as risky behaviorU.S. college students are using marijuana at the highest rates in 35 years, according to a report released Thursday.About 43% of full-time college students said they used some form of pot at least once in the past year, up from 38%, a University of Michigan survey found. About 25% said they did so in the previous month, up from 21%.The latest figures are the highest levels seen in the annual survey since 1983.About 6% of college students said they used marijuana 20 or more times in the past month. For adults the same age who weren’t enrolled in college, the figure was 11%.“It’s the frequent use we’re most worried about” because it’s linked to poor academic performance and can be detrimental to mental health, said John Schulenberg, one of the Michigan researchers.College-age adults are the biggest users of marijuana than any other age group. Use among high school students has been flat for a few years.READ MORE: read more

Jordon Ibe to leave Bournemouth on July 1 as free agent

first_imgNigeria born junior England international Jordon Ibe is leave Bournemouth on July 1 on a free transfer it has been revealed. The winger, who joined from Liverpool in a £16m deal in 2016, according to the club will not be offered a contract extension even with nine games to the conclusion of the season. Ibe is also being investigated by the club for breaching coronavirus social-distancing measures after posting an image on social media of him getting a haircut, which has since been deleted. He apologised, according to the Daily Mirror, stating: “I didn’t think it through and I apologise. I made sure to wear protective equipment but I didn’t realise it was in breach of the guidelines.” Ibe has had a difficult time at Bournemouth, struggling to cement a place in Eddie Howe’s first-team plans. He has scored only three goals in 44 Premier League appearances across almost four seasons, having been one of Liverpool’s most promising recent academy graduates.Advertisement Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right Now6 Secret Origin Stories Of Modern Mouth-Watering Meal8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind Loading… center_img Man City’s Leroy battles with Jordon ibe during their tie against Bournemouth before the lockdown The 24-year-old is one of seven Bournemouth players who are out of contract on June 30, along with Ryan Fraser, Charlie Daniels, Andrew Surman, Simon Francis, Artur Boruc and Brad Smith. According to leading sports lawyer Nick de Marco QC, clubs cannot stop players walking away when their contracts finish at the end of next month, and the Premier League confirmed last week clubs can negotiate new short-term deals ‘until the end of the season’ for anyone facing this dilemma. Over 50 Premier League players are out of contract ahead of a possible restart. Read AlsoJordon Ibe banned from driving for 16 months after crashing Bentley Ibe who is eligible to play for both Nigeria and England showed interest in playing for the later but is yet to make senior debut for either of the countries. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Center scores Sunday SportMod, Stock Car checkers at Canyon’s IMCA Winter Challenge

first_imgCody Center won his career-first Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature, then topped Sun­day’s Winter Challenge Series main event for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars at Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge Series. (Photo by Nicole Grote Photography) Opening night IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock honors went to Adam Goff, chased across the stripe by Nathan DeRagon and Joe Peterson.  Jan. 27 Feature Results Northern SportMods –  1. Cody Center; 2. Madrid; 3. Partain; 4. Cole Carver; 5. Aguiar; 6. Harri­son; 7. Lyle Askren; 8. Higgins; 9. Egurola; 10. Miller; 11. Lundock; 12. Wyman; 13. Dominique Askren; 14. Michael Phay; 15. Nation; 16. Thornton. Jan. 26 Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 2. Clint Reichenbach; 3. Jason Noll; 4. Zach Madrid; 5. Bill Miller; 6. Guy Norton; 7. Justin Miller; 8. Don Gumke; 9. Bubba Stafford; 10. Nate Warren; 11. Brent Schlafmann; 12. Mike Wells; 13. Marvin Mueller; 14. Mike Lineberry; 15. Garth Dushanek; 16. Ryan Roath; 17. Leland Hibdon; 18. Ross Statham; 19. Eric Center; 20. Bryson Curry; 21. Steve Carter; 22. Delos Haugen; 23. Kollin Hibdon; 24. Kelsie Foley.  Hobby Stocks – 1. Adam Goff; 2. Nathan DeRagon; 3. Joe Peterson; 4. Max Zachrison; 5. Kyle Cardinal; 6. Paul O’Connor; 7. Joe Vlasity; 8. Kurt Kesselring; 9. Bradley Stafford; 10. Allen Hakes.  “I absolutely love the Stock Cars. They’re by far my favorite class,” said Center, a seven-time win­ner in the division last season. “The car was set up so well Saturday (when he finished fourth) that we didn’t have to make any setup changes.”  Rex Higgins was Saturday’s Northern SportMod winner, with Mark Harrison and Jack Aguilar close behind. Fronsman took the Stock Car checkers in front of Gene Henrie and Andy Altenburg.  “There were so many emotions after the SportMod win. That was a team effort if I ever had one,” said Center, crediting his father Darin and crewman Garrett Hommel for getting the car race-ready again after nasty heat race dustups both days. “They got my car rebuilt twice so I could win on Sunday.” Ricky Thornton Jr., already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, topped both $1,000 to win features for the IMCA Modifieds. Clint Reichenbach was runner-up both nights, with third go­ing to Jason Noll on Saturday and to Tyler Mecl on Sunday.  All four IMCA divisions are in Winter Challenge Series action again Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 2 and 3. Those Modified main events are also Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers. North­ern SportMods race for $750 to win, Stock Cars for $500 and Hobby Stocks for $250. center_img He followed with the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers, winning two main events on the same program for the first time.  Modifieds – 1. Thornton; 2. Reichenbach; 3. Tyler Mecl; 4. Madrid; 5. Gumke; 6. Noll; 7. Du­shanek; 8. Leland Hibdon; 9. Stafford; 10. Kollin Hibdon; 11. Roath; 12. Curry; 13. Foley; 14. Wells; 15. Mueller; 16. Carter; 17. Bill Miller; 18. Warren; 19. Lineberry; 20. Justin Miller; 21. Haugen; 22. Center; 23. Norton.  Stock Cars – 1. George Fronsman; 2. Gene Henrie; 3. Andy Altenburg; 4. Cody Center; 5. John Parmeley; 6. J.C. Parmeley; 7. Joey McCullough; 8. Lonnie Foss; 9. Brody Center; 10. Chris Odom; 11. Jason Josselyn; 12. Chris Boulware; 13. David Gill.  A DNS in Saturday’s main event following two early tangles with another car in his heat race, Cen­ter started last but still earned his career-first Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature win in the second day show at Peoria. Hobby Stocks – 1. Vlasity; 2. Goff; 3. Stafford; 4. DeRagon; 5. Peterson; 6. O’Connor; 7. Kessel­ring; 8. Zachrison.  Stock Cars – 1. Center; 2. John Parmeley; 3. Fronsman; 4. Altenburg; 5. J.C. Parmeley; 6. Hen­rie; 7. McCullough; 8. Josselyn; 9. Brody Center; 10. Foss; 11. Gill. That victory came ahead of Speedy Madrid and Bo Partain. He took the lead early in the Stock Car feature and won ahead of John Parmeley and George Fronsman.  Northern SportMods – 1. Rex Higgins; 2. Mark Harrison; 3. Jack Aguilar; 4. Robert Holmes; 5. Ron Poe; 6. Bo Partain; 7. Ty Weidner; 8. Lyle Askren; 9. Bryan Miller; 10. Darren Riley; 11. Speedy Madrid; 12. T.J. Wyman; 13. Bill Lundock; 14. Michael Egurola Jr.; 15. Roy Nation; 16. Justin Thornton; 17. Cody Center. PEORIA, Ariz. (Jan. 26-27) – After a forgettable opening night, Cody Center had a Sunday to remem­ber Sunday at Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge Series.  Joe Vlasity, Goff and Bradley Stafford ran 1-2-3 on Sunday. last_img read more

Rushville site earns ‘Certified Prime’ designation

first_imgRushville, In. — The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs joined officials from the Rushville Redevelopment Commission and the City of Rushville, to announce the designation of Indiana Site Certified Prime to the Commerce Park at Rushville.“The availability of project-ready sites is critical to attracting new investment to rural Indiana and spurring economic growth,” said Jodi Golden, Executive Director of OCRA. “Today’s economic development projects move at a swift pace and require sites be developed quickly. I want to congratulate the leadership and local partners of the Commerce Park at Rushville on receiving the prime designation.”The 288 acre site is key in demonstrating the park’s logistical advantages, and is owned and optioned by the Rushville Redevelopment Commission and is zoned for heavy manufacturing.“We are honored to receive the Prime Site Certification from the State of Indiana,” said Mayor of Rushville Mike Pavey. “The Commerce Park at Rushville is recognized at the highest level established for industrial development sites in the state.”The city has invested millions of dollars in recent years with an initial acreage purchase under former Mayor Bob Ridges. In 2012, the city was awarded a $1.77 million grant from United States Economic Development Administration. Under Mayor Pavey’s leadership, the grant was matched with $1.77 million in local funds to develop the park to be shovel and backhoe ready.“With less than ten Prime Certified sites in the state, this provides an immediate advantage to our community,” said John McCane, Executive Director of the Rush County Economic Development Corporation. “ The prime designation sets us apart from most communities around the state, and it will show site consultants and industries looking to expand that Rushville has one of the best sites for immediate development.”The Indiana Site Certified program validates sites that are ready for economic development. The program is administered by OCRA in partnership with the state’s Fast Access Site Team, which is comprised of multiple state agencies. These agencies include the Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.For more information, click here.last_img read more

Sumner cheer team wins DAC crown; EHS takes 2nd at Big Easts

first_imgBAILEYVILLE — After nearly not traveling to its opening meet, the Sumner cheer team started its 2020 season in winning fashion.Sumner won the Downeast Athletic Conference title Saturday with a first-place finish in the four-team meet at Woodland High School. The Tigers beat out Calais, Machias and Woodland to claim the championship.In anticipation of icy road conditions farther Downeast, Sumner announced early Friday morning that it would not be traveling to Baileyville for the meet due to travel concerns. The school reversed that decision Saturday morning following changes in the weather forecast.Elsewhere Saturday, the Ellsworth cheer team took second place in the Big East Conference championships at Hermon High School. The Eagles finished with 79.5 points, just 1.2 shy of the host team.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textLocal teams will be back in action for their respective Penobscot Valley Conference championship meets Saturday, Jan. 18. Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island will compete in the Class B meet at Presque Isle High School at 11 a.m., and Sumner and Bucksport will compete in the Class C meet at Mattanawcook Academy at 4 p.m.last_img read more