The 6th Forum of the Croatian Congress of Industry has been announced

first_img11:00 – 12:30Topic: COOPERATION BETWEEN MEDICAL AND CONGRESS INDUSTRIES IN THE ORGANIZATION OF SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS· Croatian Medical Association (HLZ)· Association of Employers in Healthcare (UPUZ)· Health Tourism Community at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce· Innovative pharmaceutical industry (IFI)· Medical equipment (CROMED in the establishment) 10:30 – 11:00Annual awards ceremony AMBASSADOR OF CROATIAN CONGRESS TOURISM 09:50 – 10:00Review of the Ambassador Program 09.00-09.30Registration The Croatian Association of Congress Tourism Professionals (HUPKT) is organizing the sixth in a row CROATIAN CONGRESS INDUSTRY FORUM 2017 – annual gathering of the profession of business (congress-incentive-event) tourism, which will be held on Tuesday, 5. December 2017. in Hotel DUBROVNIK, in Zagreb. The forum will also be an opportunity to award the prize AMBASSADOR OF CROATIAN CONGRESS TOURISM.The forum is open to all colleagues from business (congress-incentive-event) tourism and participation is free with mandatory registration via link. More information at info@cmpa.eu.Program 12:45 – 13:30Review of the Minister of Tourism on the Forum 13:30Closing and socializing with a reception 10:00 – 10:30Refreshment breakcenter_img CROATIAN CONGRESS INDUSTRY FORUMHotel Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Tuesday, December 5, 2017 XOpening of the Forum 12:30 – 12:45Presentation of a new project for 2018 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM 09:35 – 09:50Review of HUPKT activities in 2017 and Work Plan for 2018 CERTIFICATION OF PROFESSIONALS IN BUSINESS TOURISMCertification programs for professionals in the convention industry are nothing new. The most famous in the world – CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) and CMM (Certified Meeting Manager) – are very demanding and can bring you certain advantages if you are oriented to the international market. There are no individuals holding these certificates in Croatia yet, so it is Croatian Association of Congress Tourism Professionalsa (HUPKT) since 2015 has developed its own certification program called CCMEP (Certified Croatian Meetings and Events Professional). Already two generations of professionals have successfully completed the certification program, so 58 colleagues received the certificate. The list of certified colleagues has been published on numerous foreign and domestic professional portals and is also available on the website http://www.hupkt.hr/clanstvo/.Only natural persons, participants from the congress-incentive-event industry, with a minimum of two years of experience in the MICE sector can apply for certification. The certificate is valid for five years, after which recertification is done based on the collected educational points, by participating in educational events organized by HUPKT. Certification brings additional competitiveness and a certain guarantee to customers that their service provider is a professional, who approaches each project according to the rules of the profession. It was recognized and accepted and supported by the Faculty of Economics Zagreb – Department of Tourism, Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Sector for Tourism and the European Federation of Congress Organizers – EFAPCO. HUPKT is also Preferred Provider za Events Industry Council (EIC) who recognized the value of the program and awarded it certification points, and collecting points is one of the steps towards CMP certification.HUPKT will organize certification for the third time this winter: first round 5-6. December 2017 and the second round in late January 2018.Related news: The Croatian Medical Association and the Croatian Association of Congress Tourism Professionals have signed a cooperation agreementlast_img read more

The announcement of an increase in the sojourn tax and taxes caused an avalanche of dissatisfaction

first_imgRecent announcements of an increase in the amount of sojourn tax and income tax for next year for household accommodation service providers have triggered an avalanche of dissatisfaction.The system of the Croatian Tourist Board from year to year “collects” higher revenues based on increasing capacity and traffic. Thus, in 2015, HRK 410 million was earned, in 2017 HRK 463 million, and in 2018 it is planned to “take” HRK 540 million. But even that is not enough, so new increases in the sojourn tax are planned for 2019. How is that money distributed? How does he return to the guest? Which of these money has a real function of “improving the living conditions of tourists”? Numerous unanswered questions arise. On the other hand, the eVisitor records lack more than 100 non-commercial tourist facilities – apartments and holiday homes, “cottages”. With this title alone, the system loses more than 000 million kuna in fees annually.Every kuna of sojourn tax should be used for the benefit of the guest who pays it, both in commercial and non-commercial accommodation. waste disposal is not at the required level of development, so they often collapse during the peak tourist season. Huge allocations for sojourn tax, income tax, for utilities obviously don’t end where it should. But that is why new price increases are announced “because tourism is doing well”.Increase in feesThis is a classic spin: “We haven’t raised your tax for a long time, so we have an excuse to do it now. “. However, with each increase in the tax burden, in addition to the calculation of higher revenues, the proposer is obliged to answer some more questions for taxpayers.People who pay taxes have the right to know how that tax is spent, how the tax increase will affect the improvement of the social standard in the community, and finally, how that tax money will be returned to them. To some, tax contributions seem ridiculous, but it is not at all ridiculous that citizens paid HRK 140 million to the state treasury last year on the basis of personal property, and the same amount to the CNTB system. In the last few years, we have been paying 10 to 15 million kuna more into these “cash registers” every year.What did we get from that money?New restrictive laws, abolition of boarding houses in the household… This year there are not even symbolic incentives for the construction of swimming pools. Finally, the old rule “less is more” is known for taxes, ie a milder tax burden has a positive effect on the legalization of activities and thus on an increase in the volume of total tax revenues. And vice versa.Otherwise, the average number of beds in family accommodation is 6,6, the average income per household is 50.000,00 kn. For comparison, the average civil servant has an annual income from a net salary of HRK 84.000,00 and his gross salary and various allowances “cost” taxpayers HRK 120.000 per year. Thus, for one annual salary of a tax bureaucrat, the annual income of almost three households of family accommodation is required.Whose taxpayer money is it?Obviously, our society is still not at the level of democracy when the government manages public finances for the benefit of the people and under the mandate of voters-taxpayers. Our politicians live in a “parallel universe”, completely separated from the people. Eventually they see a statistical average and those who “stick out” above the average. As 50% of the population really lives, 2/3 of the citizens of the service provider are accommodated in the household – they have no idea. That is why this exodus of the population is happening.Tax policy makers should finally “bite the sour apple” of structural reforms. They are constantly revolving around tax reform with the main task of feeding the (too) bulky state, public apparatus. The public apparatus is completely inefficient. Croatia is losing its permanent population, reproductive and working population at such a pace that we are left without 100.000 inhabitants a year. All measures taken should have the priority effect of halting the demographic erosion of society. Raising the tax pressure on a small man who is bigger with one leg outside Croatia is certainly not a good move. Unless the goal is exactly that – to free a beautiful country from (superfluous) population.Non-commercial tourist facilities out of controlAccording to the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Croatia has 180.000 weekend facilities on the coastal belt and islands. According to the average capacity of 4 beds, the total capacity of these facilities is 720.000 beds (data from 2016). This is significantly more than categorized accommodation. Despite the legal obligation of the owner of a weekend facility to register and deregister persons staying in such a facility via the e visitor system, last year a total of 12 million overnight stays in weekend facilities or 16,6 overnight stays per bed were recorded. This means that weekend facilities are used for an average of 2 weeks. Having in mind the amount of investment in such facilities, this information is not very credible.Considering that the legal obligation for each owner of the facility and members of his family is to pay the sojourn tax reduced by 70% and for each user, friend who stays with the owner of the regular tax per night, it is clear what the loss of income for all levels of the tourist system local government in this way creates. It is not clear in what way the obligation to report non-commercial tourist facilities to the visitor is created? Categorized accommodation is entered according to the legal obligation based on the categorization. And the cottages?Law on catering activity that produces damageThe Law on Hospitality is in complete contradiction with the incentive measures of demographic renewal. It directly affects the most vulnerable parts of society. People living in economically and humanly devastated areas. This law prevents them from providing food service with accommodation. That is, they are forced to enter an unfavorable system that requires significant investments, appropriate spatial planning prerequisites and creditworthiness.At the same time, Croatian citizens are still insulted that they are not sanitary, untidy, that what we prepare in their homes, in their kitchens is a danger to the health of tourists. But it doesn’t matter if we are a health threat to family members, neighbors, friends than when a tourist appears in the role of a consumer then we become a health threat and that is unacceptable. It is only acceptable if we provide breakfast service. Tourists. Then we are not a threat to health either.The law also forces the poorer sections of the population to borrow from banks if they want to provide accommodation services according to the criteria of the Ministry of Tourism. Not by guest criteria, but by MINT. In general, the very reason for changing the law is unacceptable, unargued, misdirected, in complete conflict with the principles of free market competition. In a word, backward. And all this at a time when we are declared the best hosts of family accommodation in the world, when we have the best holiday homes in Europe, when our guests love us, praise us, recommend us and gladly come back to us.One wonders who is shaping Croatian tourism policy? And at whose expense?Author: Nedo Pinezić, www.nedopinezic.comlast_img read more

Digitization of the Krk Island Tourist Board – new mobile applications of the island of Krk

first_imgThose who follow trends, who are proactive and who care that tourism does not happen, are growing and developing, and the Tourist Board of the island of Krk is one of those who have gone the furthest with digitalization. Through their website, they offer a lot of information, most of all tourist boards in Croatia, and now they have set the bar high through the production of various mobile applications. The whole focus is on the mobile phone, whether we like it or not, because logically, the mobile phone is always with people, so I can get all the information in the palm of one hand, of course if you provide it to them.And the Tourist Board of the island of Krk makes a great effort to offer the content of the entire island of Krk through its website and mobile applications. After creating a unified map of hiking and biking trails on the island of Krk, and outdoor catalogs to support the development of programs and outdoor activities, the Tourist Board of the island of Krk presents free mobile applications KRKhike i KRKbike .Application KRKhike is a new mobile application for Android and IOS operating systems, and allows you to search for hiking, MTB, hiking trails, and GPS navigation routes, and select walks along your own preferences, weight, location. The application can be downloaded from the web pages of the Tourist Board of the island of Krk www.krk.hr, as well as on the web pages of the tourist boards of the island of Krk with which this application was developed in joint cooperation.KRKhike and KRKBike applicationsCultural Heritage of the Island of Krk applicationExcept development outdoora , The Tourist Board of the island of Krk wants to acquaint visitors with the rich cultural and historical heritage of the island of Krk, valuable cultural facilities, which in recent years printed a tourist map of cultural sights, made a digital map and its presentation in an interactive and multimedia way (www.visit. krk.hr), and this year presents the content of a digital map adapted for mobile phones.The historical heritage of the island of Krk with this project includes the period of antiquity, historical towns-castles, centers of Glagolitic heritage, the island of Krk is the cradle of Croatian literacy, the seat of the Frankopan princes.The whole project  Cultural heritage of the island of Krk started in 2016, continued in 2017 from the very beginning in collaboration with Center for Industrial Heritage, University of Rijeka.  The project unites the cultural and artistic heritage of the island of Krk and enables its presentation with modern technologies – multimedia and interactive. The digital map includes about 50 localities and catalog units of cultural heritage have been created and presented on the website of the Tourist Board of the island of Krk at www.visitkrk.hr, and from now on they can be downloaded by mobile phone and tour routes according to your wishes. It is possible to follow churches, places, monasteries, forts, with a guided and independent tour with confirmation of the location. “Our goal, especially in this year, which was declared the European Year of Cultural Heritage, is to bring cultural events closer to guests and lovers of history, but also to strengthen and enrich the cultural identity of the island of Krk, using the possibilities of modern technology.”Point out from the Krk Tourist Board. The application Cultural Heritage of the Island of Krk can be downloaded at www.krk.hr. The Tourist Board of the Island of Krk has prepared a virtual walk around the island of Krk in 360 degrees as a new modern, innovative and interactive visual display of destinations and surroundings from the air using the latest web VR technologies.”We want to offer visitors a new and different experience of seeing the offer of the island of Krk and presenting attractions with the possibility of orientation through natural, historical, cultural and gastronomic sights. The virtual walk can be used on all types of devices from a PC to a smartphone or tablet with the additional possibility of viewing through VR glasses. ” conclude from TZ Krka. You can also view virtual walks on the portal www.krk.hr.Congratulations to the Tourist Board of the island of Krk who set the bar high and showed the direction of website development and digitalization for all other tourist boards.Related news:Definitely read the story about the portal that brings the calendar of all events on the island of Krk / ALA SHU – EXCELLENT CALENDAR OF ALL EVENTS ON THE ISLAND OF KRK THAT ALL HOTELS AND RENTERS SHOULD USElast_img read more

Talk of the towns: Yorkshire, north & north-east Lincs

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What Alexandre Lacazette told Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before Arsenal’s penalty against Man Utd

first_imgAdvertisementAdvertisementLacazette called out ‘Auba’ in direction of his teammate and directed him to take the penalty with the Gabonese striker duly following the Frenchman’s instructions.After the game, Aubameyang admitted that Lacazette’s words helped him, saying: ‘I was confident. All my teammates gave me a lot of confidence. Laca gave me the penalty and that was cool from him.‘I was really focused. I looked down at the last moment and I missed [the penalty against Tottenham]. Being focused, you score a penalty.‘We have to practise this all the time and today it went in.’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 CityThere were some complaints by United’s players that the penalty award was soft as Lacazette went down under a challenge from Fred, however, Arsenal will not care one bit about their opponents protestations. Skip Read More by Metro Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 Mar 2019 6:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Read More Read More Advertisement PLAY Video Settings Read More About Connatix V67539 / Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored from the spot as Arsenal beat Manchester United (Getty Images)Alexandre Lacazette gave Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a vote of confidence as he instructed his strike partner to take a penalty during Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Manchester United at the Emirates.Aubameyang missed a crucial penalty in the final moments of last weekend’s north London derby against Spurs which meant that Arsenal drew the game 1-1 rather than winning it.Arsenal were awarded a second spot-kick in as many league games against United and Aubameyang might have been worried about taking it considering what happened at Wembley.However, after some gentle encouragement from Lacazette, Aubameyang took hold of the ball and dispatched it beyond David De Gea to double Arsenal’s advantage and settle the contest.ADVERTISEMENT Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1/1 Comment 1 min. story Advertisement Aubameyang and Lacazette celebrated together after he converted his penalty (Getty Images)Aubameyang’s strike boosted his chances of winning the Premier League golden boot as it moved him to 17 league goals for the campaign – only Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero with 18 has scored more. Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah are also on 17.It was also Aubameyang’s 20th goal in all competitions this term meaning he became the first Arsenal player to reach that total since Alexis Sanchez managed it during the 2016-17 season.Arsenal’s win has moved them up to fourth in the Premier League table and just one point behind Spurs in third.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Full Screen Coming Next Skip Ad Manchester United captain Harry Maguire SPONSORED Top articles What Alexandre Lacazette told Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before Arsenal’s penalty against Man Utdlast_img read more

Hope Island development offers luxurious townhomes and apartments on the waterfront

first_img MORE NEWS: Enjoy a ‘Royale’ life on beach Hope Island’s Waterville Residences.“This prestigious enclave of residences enjoys direct water frontage just off the Broadwater,” marketing agent Sandy Murray, of SM Properties and Investment, said. “It adjoins the exclusive residential community of Sanctuary Cove and is surrounded by an emerging community of diverse residential properties from luxury waterfront homes, terrace houses, townhomes and modern apartments.” Stage one, which includes 24 townhomes is already complete with just four townhomes remaining for sale, while construction of stage two – the 30 waterfront apartments – is set to kick off early next year. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago MORE NEWS: Mega mansion includes basketball court Hope Island’s Waterville Residences.Ms Murray said the majority of sales at Waterville Residences had been to owner-occupiers.“The buyers mainly have been downsizers who appreciate the spaciousness of the design, quality and provision of storage areas,” she said. “The importance of the overall planning of this development was paramount in the developer’s mind. “Therefore Waterville Residences was kept to a very low density to create this spaciousness.”The apartments feature a mix of two and three-bedroom floorplans with two car spaces and storage facilities. Waterville Residences.Resident facilities include a pool, covered barbecue area, gym, on-site management and direct access to the boardwalk fronting the water. Apartments are priced from $499,000 while townhomes are available from $579,900. A display is at 13/37 Sickle Ave and is open from 10-3pm Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. Hope Island’s Waterville Residences.HOPE Island’s Waterville Residences is striking a chord with owner-occupiers, who are flocking to the waterfront development.VLine Developments is behind the project at 37 Sickle Ave which includes 24 townhomes and 30 waterfront apartments.last_img read more

Stauffer announces Deck Your House winners

first_imgThe 1st place submission was the Kennedy Family at 395 Arlington Drive in Batesville.BATESVILLE, Ind. – Batesville third grader Ryan Stauffer announced live on WRBI the winners of Batesville’s first annual Deck Your House contest.Stauffer penned a letter to the mayor proposing a citywide home holiday decorating contest that benefits the local food pantry.City officials launched the friendly competition and Stauffer was forced to top three displays from a field of twelve submissions.First place is being awarded to the Kennedy Family of 395 Arlington Drive.Second place is received by the Beckner Family of 308 Maplewood Avenue.Third place is given to Jim and Maureen Saner of 105 S. Mulberry Street.Over 400 canned goods were collected and given to the food pantry, Stauffer added.last_img read more

ISP hiring dispatchers in Versailles

first_imgVersailles, In. — The Indiana State Police is accepting applications for a Regional Dispatcher position at the Versailles Post to help staff its Regional Dispatch Center. Successful applicants must be able to receive, record, disseminate, and accurately dispatch information to police personnel, other law enforcement agencies, and other support services.A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required as well as the ability to successfully pass a typing test. Two years of public safety communications experience and an emergency medical technician certification are preferred but not required.  The applicant should also reside within driving distance of the Versailles Regional Dispatch Center located in Versailles, Indiana.Pay starts at $30,082 per year.The deadline for applications is January 12, 2018.For more information and to apply, go here.  Once on the website, click ‘Apply for State Jobs’.  Then type ‘Regional Dispatcher’ in the Keyword box.  The job opening should appear.  Persons that are interested may also contact Sarah Collins at the Versailles Post for assistance.812-689-5000.last_img read more

Timothy J. Harmon, 64

first_imgTimothy J. Harmon, (Harmy) 64, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Son to Thomas and Olive Harmon who preceded him in death, Tim was a lifelong resident of Greensburg, Indiana. Loving husband to Janet Harmon, and beloved stepfather to Ryan (Anita) Lawrence of Greensburg, IN, Hillary (Matthew) Ebejer of Huntington Beach, CA, and Kellen (Katie) Lawrence of Indianapolis, IN. Tim was a lifelong member of the Greensburg Country Club and maintained a vast and enjoyable group of friends that he loved just like family. Tim had an innate sense of humor and a distinguishable laugh that was easily picked out in a crowded room. A proud graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Education, Tim’s careers spanned from teaching, to bread delivery, and finally as an employee of Steel Technologies in Greensburg. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Tim was lovingly called PawPaw Smokey by his beautiful grandsons Miles, Luka, and Kenai Lawrence. He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Olive Harmon; father-in-law Marvin Stoner, all of Greensburg; his uncle Dick Harmon (Pennsylvania). Along with his wife and stepchildren, survivors include his mother-in-law Rose Stoner, brother-in-law Jim Stoner, both of Greensburg, IN, sister-in-law Joyce (Dave) Thurman of Indianapolis, and countless dearly beloved friends and family of various places around the state. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Greensburg Country Club. A rosary for family and friends will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg followed by visitation until 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday from 10 until the funeral mass at 11:00 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

PSG show character and personality in crushing Real – Tuchel

first_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Tottenham re-signs Bale on loan Paris St Germain’s crushing of Real Madrid in their Champions League opener was not a warning to their European rivals – it was more a self-confidence booster on the French side’s return to the biggest stage after another humiliation. PSG suffered an embarrassing last-16 exit against a low-key Manchester United following a shock 3-1 home defeat last season, and on Wednesday, they had a point to prove to themselves. While a 3-0 home win against the 13-time European champions in Group A will not wipe off three consecutive last-16 eliminations, the Parc des Princes game showed that PSG have grown as a squad. Thomas Tuchel’s side were without their magic trio of Kylian Mbappe, Edison Cavani – both injured – and Neymar, who was suspended, yet they produced a collective performance to be remembered. Angel Di Maria showed his class and flair with a brace, helped by the huge work of midfielders Marco Verratti, Marquinhos and Idrissa Gueye, with the Senegalese proving his worth after joining from Everton during the close season. “He’s a machine. He’s the type of player we were missing, he never stops running.” Gueye provided the midfield with much-needed stamina since Blaise Matuidi left for Juventus in 2017, proving essential with defensive tackles and impressive bursts going forward. With the ‘MCN’ trio out, Argentine striker Mauro Icardi, loaned from Inter Milan, harassed the Real Madrid defense and created space for Di Maria while keeper Keylor Navas, who joined from Real, is expected to give the defence some peace of mind. “We have a great team, with more personality now,” said Tuchel. PSG, however, are well aware that Group stage wins will mean nothing when the knockout phase comes in the winter. In 2017, they beat Bayern 3-0 in the Group phase and tamed Liverpool 2-1 also in the Group phase last year, but those victories were followed by early exits. The way they beat Real on Wednesday, however, was far more convincing. “We need to always play like we did, with character and personality. With aggressiveness, too,” said centre back Thiago Silva. “Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar are phenomenons, but we have a solid squad of 25 players. Two of them were injured and one was suspended but what the other showed was brilliant”.Tags: PSGReal MadridThomas Tuchellast_img read more