An important branch of Croatian tourism on the verge of collapse: Occasional carriers on St. Mark’s Square

first_imgAfter numerous meetings and many letters, the Government and the relevant ministries do not want to help the sector of occasional passenger transport, so today they point out the problem to all MPs because this important branch of tourism is on the verge of collapse. They hope that someone still cares about 20 people who lose their jobs, and because of leasing promissory notes, many of them have no roof over their heads, point out the Association of Voices of Entrepreneurs. Urgent grant award from European Union funds,Continuation of measures for preservation of jobs (HRK 4.000,00 + contributions),Ensure a moratorium on leases and loans for a minimum of one year with adequate interest for a shorter period (current interest on deferred principal is currently 18-35%),Accelerated procedure for obtaining liquidity funds from HAMAG BICRO and HBOR.  Povremeni prijevoz predstavlja neizostavni segment turizma i povezan je uz  obrazovanje (organizirani školski izleti, ekskurzije i svakodnevni prijevoz učenika na nastavu), sport (prijevoz sportskih klubova i navijača) i kulturu (prijevoz KUD-ova, zborova, plesnih skupina i sl.). Ističemo kako je ovaj sektor sastavni dio Ministarstva mora, prometa i infrastrukture koji je do pandemije koronavirusa poslovao samostalno te održivo – bez ikakvih državnih subvencija. Važno je istaknuti da se sektor povremenog prijevoza putnika sastoji od 2.000 tvrtki s više od 20.000 zaposlenih i više tisuća vozila visoke turističke klase (autobusi, minibusevi i kombi vozila).  A proposal for a concrete solution with leasing companies was submitted to the Government and line ministries in July, but the UGP points out that they have received an answer that the Government and the competent ministries simply do not want to help. We remind you that the occasional transport sector has a 95-98% drop in revenues and they become illiquid with foreclosures waiting for them after the legal activation period that is just around the corner. Photo: Pexels.comcenter_img The Voice of Entrepreneurs Association and members of the Occasional Passenger Transport Initiative have been warning for months about the inadmissible attitude of leasing companies towards clients and the key problems faced by entrepreneurs engaged in occasional passenger transport. After meetings with the competent ministries, a multitude of letters, as well as the submission of the required documentation, which was supported by other professional groups, all agreements were suspended. Occasional carriers are left to perish. “Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, this sector created exclusively added value and significantly influenced the filling of the state budget. An urgent grant is now needed in amounts sufficient to cover all of the company’s costs by the start of the 2021 tourist season. We must point out that almost all EU member states in this sector have awarded grants that are sufficient to cover operating costs. We believe that these countries are behind their entrepreneurs, taxpayers and workers because they know that saving industries means a faster way out of any crisis. Croatia did not do that. And next tourist season, passengers will no longer have anyone to transport because this important tourist branch will fail by then!”States from UGP. UGP’s proposals were as follows: That is why the carriers are pointing out their problems to the MPs on St. Mark’s Square today, and they hope that someone still cares about 20 people who lose their jobs, and because of leasing promissory notes, many of them have no roof over their heads.last_img read more

Police: Drug Bust Nets 9 Arrests, Quantity Of Meth

first_imgThe Greensburg Police Department received tips from concerned citizens that led to separate investigations and nine arrests.Police Chief Stacey Chasteen said the department received information regarding a methampethamine operation in a wooded area located in the 500 block of West Main Street. After weeks of surveillance, two individuals were taken into custody on Wednesday night.37-year-old Christopher Imel and 28-year-old Everette Ruble, both of Greensburg, were arrested and booked into the Decatur County Jail under suspicion of dealing methamphetamines.On Wednesday night, detectives from the Greensburg Police Department and Indiana State Police conducted an undercover investigation that led to the purchase of numerous quantities of crystal methamphetamines, the police chief said.Nathan Shafer, 41, and Tracy Faris, 41, both of Greensburg, were arrested. Shafer is accused of dealing methamphetmamines over 3 grams, and Faris is facing charges for allegedly dealing and possession of the drug.Police say the undercover sting led to a search warrant at the home of Faris in the 600 block of W. Park Road in Greensburg.“Inside that residence was located an additional quantity of methamphetamines as well as the materials used for packaging of methamphetamines for distribution,” Chasteen said.Four individuals were arrested for visiting a common nuisance, Chasteen added.“The total amount of methamphetamines recovered from the operation conducted during the evening hours of May 28, was sufficient for numerous dosage units to be distributed throughout Greensburg, Decatur County,” indicated Chasteen.On Friday morning, Margaret Sherman, 40, was apprehended by patrol officers as a result of her alleged participation in arranging the dealing of methamphetamines.“The Greensburg Police Department would like to express its gratitude to members of the public for their continued support and information, which led to the successful completion of this investigation,” Chasteen said.last_img read more

MMH holding blood drive

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Blood banks need blood to save lives.You can help next Thursday by donating at Margaret Mary Health.The blood drive will be held at the hospital from 8 – 5.All donors must be 17 years old and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds.To schedule your appointment call 800-830-1091.Remember, one pint of blood can save up to three lives.last_img

Driving standards

first_imgFor that reason, there ought to be similar standards for drivers at the end their driving careers as those at the beginning. As it is, the DMV only requires a test for drivers over 70 after a failed vision test or if a family member or official report mental or physical limitations. This is not to say that older drivers aren’t safe. There’s a reason they get an insurance discount. But the reality is that new drivers and old drivers are often unsure behind the wheel in a way that mid-career drivers are not. What’s worse is they might not even realize it. For the safety of us all, the DMV ought to reassess its renewal process for older drivers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THE accident at Gelson’s Market in Valley Village on Thursday, in which an older woman mistakenly backed over three people on a patio, shouldn’t cause people to assume older drivers are dangerous. Indeed, people of all ages cause injurious accidents every day for a variety of reasons. But this particular type of accident, on the heels of a similar one at the Burbank Costco, does raise pertinent questions about how at-risk drivers are screened. When a new driver shows up at the Department of Motor Vehicles, part of the requirement is a behind-the-wheel test. This makes good sense. A trained professional should assess a driver’s ability before allowing that person to take to the road with a 1-ton vehicle capable of causing mass death and destruction with one wrong move. last_img read more

Niedermayer still unsure of return

first_imgIt’s hard to see how that won’t happen. As the Ducks prepare to defend their championship, they won’t know when, or if, they will be joined by Niedermayer, who won playoff MVP honors last season. The Ducks open their season with a two-game series against the Kings in London on Sept. 29-30. Niedermayer won’t be there, and estimated that he would need four weeks of training to be game-ready. Instead, Niedermayer will sit out training camp and early-season games and wait to see if he still feels the desire to play. Niedermayer said he doesn’t consider this a “test retirement,” even if that’s how it sounds. “Hopefully once things get rolling here, I’m going to get a better feeling of whether I need to be on the ice or not,” Niedermayer said. “It’s a big commitment, and right now I just don’t feel that I have the energy and am willing to make that commitment to start camp.” General Manager Brian Burke said he wanted to dispel any notions that Niedermayer was creating difficulty for the Ducks or his teammates, but he didn’t want to create any false hope that Niedermayer’s going to play a partial season. “Right now, we’re starting without him,” Burke said. “If he wants to come back, that’s great news.” Officially, the Ducks will suspend Niedermayer, in order to preserve his roster spot and get relief from his $6.75-million salary. If Niedermayer decides to return, however, he will be welcomed back and the Ducks will have to make room on the roster and cut enough salary to fit him under the cap. There’s another factor. Veteran wing Teemu Selanne is also undecided about playing this season and reportedly has tied his future plans to Niedermayer’s decision. “Both players deserve and are entitled to some patience on our part,” Burke said. rich.hammond@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NHL: Ducks may wait until midseason for playoff MVP’s decision. By Rich Hammond STAFF WRITER Scott Niedermayer will either retire or become hockey’s version of Roger Clemens. Niedermayer, who captained the Ducks to their first Stanley Cup championship last season, has yet to decide whether he will return for a 15th NHL season, even though training camp begins on Tuesday. The situation might not be resolved soon. Niedermayer, who turned 34 last week, held a press conference Thursday morning and said he leaned toward retirement earlier, but remains undecided. “It’s 50-50 until I make it 100-0,” Niedermayer joked. Niedermayer ruled out nothing, including a midseason return – a la Clemens with the New York Yankees – or sitting out the entire season and returning next year. Niedermayer, whose brother Rob is a Ducks winger, gave no timetable for a decision. “It’s sort of unfortunate that a decision has taken this long for me to make,” Niedermayer said. “It’s definitely become harder than I envisioned. The last thing I want to become is a distraction.” last_img read more