Minister Cappelli visited the XX Congress of Croatian Hotel Entrepreneurs organized by the UPUHH association and participated in a panel discussion “Political Hour” which aimed to generate proposals for long-term plans for tourism. In addition to Minister Cappelli, the panel discussion was attended by Dr. sc. Martina Dalić, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia and Minister of the Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts; Tomislav Boban, State Secretary at the Ministry of State Property; Kristjan Staničić, Director of the Main Office of the Croatian National Tourist Board and Zdravko Zrinušić, Assistant Minister of Finance and Director of the Tax Administration.Deputy Prime Minister Martina Dalić assessed that Croatia’s attractiveness contributes to the success of tourism, that tourism is a healthy business and that next year, due to the expectation of a series of laws related to strategic investments, investment incentives and tourist land, some tourism problems could be solved more easily. investments and successful results. She told hoteliers to pay attention to the quality of the offer and services, and she also believes that it would be good for Croatia to have more global hotel brands. She announced that the Ministry of Economy, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism, and related to EU funds, will consider publishing calls for investments in tourism on the continent up to 100 million kuna, which would be good for Slavonia, for example. “We will not be enslaved to square footage but to quality, and we will do everything on deregulation and decentralization through changes in tourism laws. Next year we will certainly have a stronger pre- and post-season than this year, while in July and August we can expect similar results as this year, which means a large number of tourists. “, Cappelli said.Photo: MintAssistant Minister of Finance and Director of the Tax Administration Zdravko Zrinušić believes that more order should be introduced and the inspection of renting accommodation should be strengthened, and that tourism, in addition to VAT, should be met with other measures, such as reducing corporate income tax. Ronald Korotaj said that the current VAT rate of 25 percent for catering is not competitive and that hoteliers and the entire tourism have not felt much benefit from tax reforms.State Secretary for State Property Tomislav Boban explained that the new law on tourist land should help dispose of that land and stronger investments, while Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli pointed out that by 2020, if this pace continues, we will approach the planned investments in tourism of seven billion euros. He also announced the (re) categorization of family accommodation with the aim of increasing its quality and better market positioning.
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Juanita Lou Ward Beall, 93, of Clarksburg passed away on May 31, 2020. She was born on April 5, 1927 in Decatur County, the daughter of Eli and Alice Miers Ward. Juanita was a 1945 graduate of Withrow High School. She went on to study Education at Cincinnati Bible College, Harding College, University of Cincinnati, and Ball State and finished with her Master’s Degree in Education. Juanita was a school Teacher in New Jersey, Milroy, Sandusky, and Jackson; she retired in 1973. On December 27, 1956 she married Allan L. Beall and together they had two children Barbara and John. She was a member of the Clarksburg Christian Church.Survivors include her children, Barbara (Michael Matracia) Riordan of Indianapolis, IN and John (Lezlee) Beall of Blacksburg, VA and three grandchildren, Michael Riordan, Dana Riordan and Evan Beall. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm observing CDC precautions at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. A Facebook Live Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Jerran Jackson officiating. You can view by liking the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home page on Facebook. Burial will follow at the Springhill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clarksburg Christian Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.
Tipperary are into a Waterford Crystal Cup quarter final after defeating Mary Immaculate College last night in Dr. Morris Park.At half time, Mary I were 0-11 to 0-10 clear, with Limerick’s David Reidy scoring six of those first-half points for Eamonn Cregan’s visitors.Despite a gallant Mary I effort, Tipp eventually turned up the intensity to ease past their Limerick opposition, with 2014 Hurler of the Year nominee Callanan collecting a total of 3-7. David Butler helped himself to four points from play and Sean Maher scored an impressive 1-1. David Reidy was Limerick’s leading scorer with a tally of ten points, including eight frees.The final score was Tipperary 4-16 Mary I 1-16.The Tipp side will now play Clare in the quarter final on the 18th of January.
The Ghana ocean racing has outdoored its logo at ceremony at Hilburi Resort at Aburi in the Eastern Region.The event was to honour Peniel Kobby Boateng who emerged the winner of a contest for design of the logo for the Ghana Ocean Racing team.The Ghana Ocean Racing team joined the world of ocean racing in 2012 after the National Sports Authority gave approval for the team to represent the country as the new national team.The Ghana Ocean Racing team is currently working to enter the Amateur Clipper World Race in 2015/16 to prepare the team for the Volvo Ocean Race in 2017/18 and the IMOCA race series.