“Political Hour” of the XX Congress of Entrepreneurs in the Hotel Industry of Croatia

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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.last_img read more

Flood defences save Venice from second high tide

first_imgVenice’s floods, “acqua alta” (high water) in Italian, are caused by a combination of factors exacerbated by climate change – from rising sea levels and unusually high tides to land subsidence that has pushed down the city ground level.Of the 23 tides ever recorded above the 140-cm level, 14 have occurred in the last two decades, including five last November when the city’s St Mark’s Square was submerged under a meter of water.Mose was originally due to go into service in 2011 but got swamped by corruption, cost overruns and construction delays.It is designed to protect Venice from tides of up to 3 metres, well beyond current records, but critics have questioned whether it would ever prove effective and said upkeep could be prohibitive, pointing to the fact that some barriers are already badly rusted.Topics : Defying the naysayers, a flood barrier has protected Venice from a high tide for a second time, rising up from the lagoon floor on Thursday as strong winds started to push water into the city.The system of 78 floodgates, known as Mose, had a successful first outing in early October and showed its mettle again, saving Venice from a tide that officials had predicted would reach 135 cm (4.43 ft). At that level, roughly half the city would normally be left underwater.The local tidal authority said on Twitter the tide rose as high as 141 cm in areas not protected by Mose, while in Venice it was just 52 cm, leaving the squares and alleyways clear.last_img read more

Gabriel Magalhaes left stunned by Mikel Arteta ahead of Arsenal transfer

first_img Coral BarrySaturday 22 Aug 2020 1:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link14.2kShares Comment Arteta has swayed Gabriel (Picture: Getty)Arteta is working with a limited transfer budget, but Gabriel will represent a major purchase for the London club.The deal is believed to be worth in the region of £27million, but Arteta was desperate to strengthen a wayward backline.A new centre-back was high on Arteta’s agenda and a new forward is also on the head coach’s check list. MORE: Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar wants Juventus move over Arsenal and Manchester CityMORE: Arsenal confirm signing of Salah-Eddine from FeyenoordFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Gabriel Magalhaes left stunned by Mikel Arteta ahead of Arsenal transfer Gabriel has a host of suitors (Picture: Getty)Gabriel Magalhaes was reportedly left stunned by Mikel Arteta’s persistence during talks about a potential switch to Arsenal.The Lille defender appears set to join Arsenal despite interest from Napoli and a late enquiry from Manchester United.Gabriel was asked by United to hold off on committing to Arsenal, but the player has grown tired of the transfer saga and has made a definitive decision on his future.Italian outlet Corriere Dello Sport claim Gabriel has been massively swayed by Arteta and Napoli are resigned to missing out on the centre-back.ADVERTISEMENTArsenal and Arteta have constantly been on the phone to Gabriel in a bid to complete the transfer quickly.AdvertisementAdvertisementGabriel has been left ‘stunned’ by Arteta’s insistence and it appears the Gunners’ pitch appears to have been decisive.The Brazilian will become Arsenal’s second summer signing after the Gunners secured the signature of former Chelsea attacker Willian last week. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Georgetown faces tough test vs No. 12 Seton Hall

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 12 Seton Hall (16-5, 8-1) vs. Georgetown (13-9, 3-6)Capital One Arena, Washington; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 12 Seton Hall presents a tough challenge for Georgetown. Georgetown has won two of its five games against ranked opponents this season. Seton Hall came up short in a 74-62 game at home to Xavier on Saturday. February 4, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Georgetown faces tough test vs No. 12 Seton Hallcenter_img SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership has been on display for both of these teams. Omer Yurtseven, Jagan Mosely and Terrell Allen have combined to score 40 percent of Georgetown’s points this season and 48 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Seton Hall, Myles Powell, Quincy McKnight and Romaro Gill have collectively accounted for 52 percent of the team’s total scoring, including 63 percent of all Pirates points over their last five.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: McKnight has made or assisted on 46 percent of all Seton Hall field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has accounted for 21 field goals and 35 assists in those games.SIGNIFICANCE OF 66: Georgetown is 0-7 when its offense scores 66 points or fewer. Seton Hall is a perfect 11-0 when it holds opponents to 66 or fewer points and has allowed 65 points per game over its last three.STREAK STATS: Seton Hall has won its last four road games, scoring 79.3 points, while allowing 71.5 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Georgetown is ranked second among Big East teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 33.7 percent. The Hoyas have averaged 12.3 offensive boards per game. Associated Press last_img read more