Leigh Griffiths may be asked to make impact from bench against Serbia, says Scotland boss Steve Clarke | Football News

first_img Regarding other possible options, Clarke said; “Before Ryan Fraser was in the position, Ryan Christie was doing it for us and doing it very well.“Stuart Armstrong is in top form for Southampton – more an attacking midfielder than an actual second striker.“And then you have Oliver McBurnie, who I think is a good player and has got a lot to offer us.“Him and Lyndon [Dykes] against Israel was a decent combination. They didn’t quite spark but it is something we could maybe explore again in the future.”There has been uncertainty about who will be in the Serbia team – with some players potentially not able to travel due to lockdown restrictions. Assistant manager Steven Reid says it is disappointing that Ryan Fraser and Grant Hanley will miss the Euro 2020 play-off against Serbia, but insists the squad is strong enough to cope. Thursday 12th November 7:00pm – Advertisement – “But he hasn’t started many games for Celtic recently and it might be a big ask for him to start in a game of this magnitude.” Clarke said: “That uncertainty will not play any part in our mind. We will just prepare for the strongest team they can put on the pitch.“If they lose one or two from that, we will still be well prepared. We have just prepared to face their strongest team.” Kenny McLean scored the penalty that sent Scotland through to Thursday’s Euro 2020 play-off against Serbia – and the Norwich man thinks everything is coming together nicely for the Scots The stage may seem set for the in-form Griffiths, who has not played for his country since September 2018, to return to the Scotland attack. Scotland boss Steve Clarke has hinted he may look to utilise the recalled Leigh Griffiths from the bench in Thursday’s Euro 2020 play-off against Serbia. Ryan Fraser impressed in Scotland’s last game against the Czech Republic – but he has an injury and will have to sit out Scotland’s biggest game for years, which is live free-to-air on Sky Sports Pick.- Advertisement – Kick off 7:45pm 1:35 0:32 But Clarke told Sky Sports: “Leigh being Leigh, we all know his qualities in and around the 18-yard box.“His recent finishes off the bench for Celtic have been top and hopefully he can bring something like that into the camp.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

NATO allies understand Trump lost. Dictators and Republicans still don’t

first_img– Advertisement – China is also staying out of it—possibly because China has a great deal to lose and little to gain by pissing off one side or the other. Trump has been an unreliable trading partner, to say the least, but that doesn’t mean Chinese leaders will relish the return of American strategic competence.In short, though, most of the world is moving on. Trump was so horrific a “president” that people in other nations cheered when it was clear Biden had defeated him, and the major theme of the congratulatory calls coming in is that leaders of democracies are quick to understand that won means won, while the leaders of autocratic nations like Russia and China are still waiting to see if Trump can defeat the will of voters and stick around, elections be damned.- Advertisement – The same is true in our own country, of course. Those that value elections as determinative have congratulated Biden as the winner, now that it’s clear his margin of victory is far outside what could be overturned by recount. The fascist Republican Party, however, wavers between holding their tongues and condemning the election results as invalid, because they do not recognize the right of voters to vote for someone else and have spent many decades attempting to curb the ability of voters to do such a thing.You can’t exactly fault the dictatorial Putin for thinking Trump might be able to overturn his election loss when Republicans like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are pinning themselves to the same claims. While Putin instinctively understands that the “overturning” would not happen without significant loss of life, however, Republicans are humoring Trump for the sake of humoring Trump. What might happen if Trump sees their support and decides to act even more recklessly and aggressively still is, for the Mitch McConnells of the party, something they will continue to pretend not to see.last_img read more

Thailand faces renewed avian flu fight

first_imgJul 24, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Thailand is facing its first outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza in birds in 8 months, along with flu-like illnesses in a number of people in areas with sick birds, according to news services.Thai agriculture officials said the virus was identified in a fighting cock from the northern province of Phichit, the Bangkok Post reported in a story published late today. The dead bird was from Bang Mun Nak district, where almost 300 birds were culled after the mysterious deaths of about 30 poultry 2 weeks ago, the story said.The confirmation came shortly after poultry farmers and a senator accused the agriculture ministry of covering up the re-emergence of the disease following “massive deaths of poultry in many provinces” starting early in July, the newspaper reported.Earlier today, the Thai newspaper The Nation said Agriculture Minister Sudarat Keyuraphan confirmed that 20 samples of dead fighting birds from Phichit had tested positive for avian flu, according to a report today by The Nation. Agence France-Press (AFP) quoted him as saying the virus was an H5 strain, but it was not yet known if it was H5N1.Sudarat said the virus was detected in imported chickens, and he announced a ban on poultry imports, The Nation reported. To contain the outbreak, he said, officials have imposed quarantine near where the birds died and have prohibited the transport of birds.Two other provinces, Phitsanulok and Uttaradit, also are reporting suspicious poultry deaths, The Nation said.Meanwhile, a number of suspected human cases of avian flu have been reported. A United Press International report published 2 days ago said local news media were reporting that two sisters, aged 3 and 4, were in a Phichit hospital with suspected avian flu and that lab results were expected by July 27.Today The Nation reported that three other patients were hospitalized in Phichit: two men, aged 59 and 86, and a 7-year-old boy. All three were reported to have had contact with dead chickens. Also, a Reuters report said an 11-year-old girl with flu-like symptoms was being treated in a Phichit hospital after chickens died on her family’s farm.In addition, a report yesterday in The Nation said two men, aged 67 and 35, were hospitalized in Uttaradit Provincial Hospital with avian flu–like symptoms that developed after they ate spotted doves. The report said blood samples were taken for testing at a nearby laboratory.Fifteen other patients, two of them from Phichit, had been on a watch list for suspected avian influenza but were removed after tests came back negative, The Nation reported today. But the disease has not been ruled out in a 5-year-old boy from Phitsanulok, and Uttaradit province has three patients with flu-like symptoms, the story said.Thailand has not had a confirmed human H5N1 case since last December. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the country had 17 human cases with 12 deaths in 2004. Five more cases, two of them fatal, occurred in 2005.Sudarat, the Thai agriculture minister, had said on Jul 6 that he hoped the country would be entirely free of avian flu within 3 years. At that point there had been no outbreaks in 239 days, he said.In Indonesia, the lone survivor of the family cluster of H5N1 cases in North Sumatra left the hospital last week, according to an Associated Press report. The patient, 24-year-old Jones Ginting, had been hospitalized since May when he and seven other family members fell ill after a family gathering.Ginting told the AP that he couldn’t remember much of his battle with the illness. He said he was afraid to go to the hospital because that was where his relatives died. During his hospital stay, he said, he constantly struggled to breathe, experienced pounding pain in his head and hips, and was exhausted by 2-hour coughing fits. Later, he developed a stiff neck and headaches, and his doctors discovered that he had brain abscesses.Ginting must return to the hospital for weekly checkups. He said he looks forward to living a healthy lifestyle, but will not avoid eating chicken. “I’m not afraid of chicken. I don’t know why,” he said.last_img read more

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Global count tops 35,000, first death outside Americas, cases grow in New Zealand & Australia, Novartis won’t supply free vaccine

first_imgWorld novel flu count exceeds 35,000The global number of novel flu cases swelled to 35,928 cases, including 163 deaths, from 76 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today. The total surpasses the last report on Jun 12 by 6,269 cases, many of which are new US cases, now added to the tally only once a week. Countries new to the list are the West Bank/Gaza Strip and Morocco. Croatia reported its first case today, in a man who had traveled abroad, Reuters reported.[WHO update 49]UK reports first novel flu death outside AmericasHealth officials in the United Kingdom reported Europe’s first novel flu death, in a 38-year-old Glasgow woman who reportedly had underlying health problem and died yesterday, Scotland’s Daily Record reported today. The death was described as the first outside the Americas. The woman died 2 weeks after giving birth to a premature baby, who died today, according to other media reports. Scotland’s tally of novel H1N1 cases stood at 496 yesterday, the government said.[Jun 15 Daily Record story]Confirmed cases grow in New Zealand, AustraliaNew Zealand’s health ministry reported today that the number of novel flu cases has more than doubled, from 35 to 86, since Jun 12, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) reported. The country’s health minister said New Zealand is still in a containment phase of response, but he expects more confirmed cases, given reports of 17 probable infections. Australia’s case count grew to 1,823, the national health department reported. Victoria has the most (1,210), followed by New South Wales and Queensland.[Jun 15 DPA story]Student infections drive Thailand’s novel flu surgeThailand is reporting a spike in its novel H1N1 cases, as the total grew by 51 today to 201 confirmed infections, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Health Secretary Prat Boonyavongvirot said 38 of the new cases are in students and that the number is likely to rise, especially in schools and factories.[Jun 15 AP story]Novel H1N1 strikes another First Nations communityThe novel H1N1 virus has been detected in another of Canada’s First Nations communities, Sandy Lake, located 310 miles northeast of Winnipeg, Canwest News Service (CNS) reported today. Ten cases have been confirmed in the community so far among 120 people who were treated recently for flulike symptoms. About 10 people have been airlifted to hospitals, and residents have been asked to avoid large gatherings to control the spread of the virus.[Jun 15 CNS story]Canadian suspected of spreading virus to pigs was never infected Serologic tests have shown that a carpenter who was suspected to have spread the novel H1N1 virus to pigs in Alberta was never infected, according to a Jun 14 Canadian Press (CP) report. Howard May of Alberta Health and Wellness said that someone else must have passed the virus to the pigs, but authorities may never find out who it was. The carpenter had just returned from Mexico when he did some work at the farm on Apr 14. The infection was confirmed in the pigs in early May.[Jun 14 CP report]Novartis won’t supply free H1N1 vaccine to poor countriesThe Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis will not supply free H1N1 vaccines to poor countries but will consider offering discounts, according to a Jun 14 Reuters report based on a Financial Times story. “If you want to make production sustainable, you have to offer financial incentives,” Novartis Chief Executive Daniel Vasella was quoted as saying. Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization, has urged drug companies to help developing countries fight the virus.[Jun 14 Reuters report]last_img read more

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Vaccine for poor nations, US ventilator capacity, vaccine trials

first_imgAugust 24, 2009WHO urges vaccine support for poor nationsThe World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) flu chief urged wealthy nations and drug makers to donate more novel H1N1 vaccines to the world’s poorest countries, according to an Aug 22 Associated Press (AP) story. Dr. Keiji Fukuda said, “It is clear that the poorest countries in general are just the most vulnerable to any number of diseases.” Two drug companies have already agreed to donate 150 million doses to developing countries, while a third is looking at reduced pricing.http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gGBK5q0LgRNjBQCvYaHi4SlH0RwgD9A7SDCG0Aug 22 AP articleHHS tallies US ventilator capacityThe US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has enlisted the help of the American Association for Respiratory Care to gauge the supply of mechanical ventilators in the nation’s hospitals, according to the respiratory therapy journal RT. The HHS requested the inventory, due Sep 10, to help assess how to boost ventilator capacity in advance of an expected fall wave of pandemic H1N1 flu. The report will be confidential and will not be used to relocate machines.http://www.rtmagazine.com/news/2009-08-21_01.aspAug 21 RT storyCSL launching H1N1 vaccine trialsCSL Biotherapies, one of five companies making novel H1N1 vaccine for the US government, today announced the launch of clinical trials of the vaccine in adults and children. Plans call for enrolling 1,300 adults and 450 children (aged 3 months to 9 years) in the trials. The subjects will receive two doses 3 weeks apart; three different doses will be tested in the adult trial and two doses in the children’s. The children’s vaccine will be in a thimerosal-free formulation.http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090824005229&newsLang=enAug 24 CSL news releasePLoS launches preliminary flu research findings sitePublic Library of Science, a nonprofit, open-access scientific publisher, recently introduced a new portal for rapidly disseminating preliminary influenza-related research findings. Articles on the Web site, called  PLoS Currents: Influenza, are screened by a board of moderators but are not thoroughly peer reviewed. The site currently contains 10 articles, including one on pandemic H1N1 virulence and another on the outbreak and intensive care capacity.http://knol.google.com/k/plos/plos-currents-influenza/28qm4w0q65e4w/1%23#PLoS Currents: Influenza Web siteSouth Korea delays school openings over fluBecause of the rapid spread of H1N1 flu, some South Korean schools are delaying their semester start, scheduled for yesterday, to slow the spread of the virus, the Korea Herald reported. The schools include 3 middle schools, 12 high schools, and 1 international school that reported a total of 38 confirmed H1N1 infections. The number of South Korean cases reached 3,113 yesterday with 188 new cases in that day alone.http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/NEWKHSITE/data/html_dir/2009/08/25/200908250038.aspAug 25 Korea Herald storyKyrgyzstan reports first novel flu casesPublic health officials in Kyrgyzstan today confirmed the country’s first novel H1N1 cases, a 24-year-old man and his wife who had traveled to Dubai in mid August, Trend News Agency reported. The two were admitted to an infectious disease hospital on Aug 18 with flu symptoms. Lab tests in Moscow confirmed the diagnosis.http://en.trend.az/news/other/1527502.htmlAug 24 Trend News Agency storylast_img read more

It’s official! Days of Croatian tourism next year will be held in Slavonia!

first_imgLast night, tourist awards were given for the best of the best in tourism, and at the closing of the Days of Croatian Tourism, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković at the end of his address officially confirmed that next year the Days of Croatian Tourism will be held in Slavonia, Osijek.Prime Minister Plenković congratulated the winners, thanked the hosts, their ministers, businessmen and especially the tourism workers who contributed to the best tourist season in the history of the Republic of Croatia. “So once again, on behalf of the entire Government and personally, I want to thank everyone. Our laureate, Mr. Sladoljev, said that you may be suffering, and some of you are companions, but the results you are giving are brilliant and great. I really thank you for that, both as the Prime Minister and as someone who loves the Croatian islands and the entire Croatian coast, but at this moment I am especially pleased because the Minister of Tourism whispered to me that next year, with everything we saw today – where Zagreb is the best destination, where the numbers on the coast are fantastic – to have the Day of Croatian Tourism in Slavonia and thus connect the whole of Croatia – continental offer, as we often like to say – green and blue, and I am especially glad that such an initiative fits into our Project Slavonia, balanced regional development of those counties that need to be given a hand and help. I am sure that the Days of Croatian Tourism will be in Osijek next year, and the cooperation of all counties will be great. Congratulations and special thanks to all”, Concluded the Prime Minister.Thus, 2019 will certainly be a great positive turning point for Slavonia, since the Days of UHPA as well as the Days of Croatian Tourism (Vinkovci, Osijek) will be held in Slavonia. Also, work is underway to finally brand Slavonia with five counties and tourist products as one tourist brand – Slavonia.Slavonia does not need help, but strategic development, and DHT and the UHPA Days are a positive moment that Slavonia, as a tourist brand and tourist product, must make the best and best use of. RELATED NEWS:TOURIST AWARDS AWARDED FOR THE TEN BEST AT THE DAYS OF CROATIAN TOURISMDAWARDED TOURIST AWARDS AT THE DAYS OF CROATIAN TOURISM – HGK Tourist flower – quality for CroatiaIT’S OFFICIAL! UHPA DAYS 2019 WILL BE HELD IN VINKOVCIlast_img read more

Tourist guides are considered a freelance occupation and do not have any rights as unemployed persons

first_imgTourist guides are considered a freelance occupation and do not have any rights as unemployed persons Furthermore, Article 17, paragraph 1, item 7 of the Act stipulates that the CES ceases to keep a person as unemployed in the records if that person registers a trade, free profession or activity of agriculture and forestry, and if he is a beneficiary of unemployment benefits due to the same circumstances. her financial compensation shall cease in accordance with Article 49, paragraph 1, item 7 of the same Act. Pursuant to the aforementioned provisions of the Act, when it is determined that a person at the time of submitting the application for registration in the register of unemployed persons and submitting the request for exercising the right to financial compensation had a registered free profession, he cannot be considered an unemployed person. can register or keep in the records of unemployed persons, and consequently neither exercise the right to cash benefits during unemployment, ie an unemployed person who is in the records and who is entitled to cash benefits will cease to be kept in the same records and his right to cash benefits will cease. . Lots of questions and illogicalities, and even fewer answers. Regional and regional offices of the Croatian Employment Service issue first-instance administrative decisions on registration in the register of unemployed persons, ie on termination of keeping a person in the register of unemployed persons, and decisions on exercising the right to cash benefits and termination of the same right. A person may file an appeal against the aforementioned first-instance decisions, which is decided in the second instance by the Central Office of the Croatian Employment Service, against which second-instance administrative decisions a person may initiate an administrative dispute before the competent administrative court. the employment office has no information to date. ” conclude from the CES. “In this case, the conditions for performing a free profession are not met, and it is a matter of incorrect application of regulations. Unbelievable, but we are faced with the collision and contradictions of different regulations governing the same matter, or different interpretations of different branches of the same institution. I would like to point out the numerous cases of colleagues in other branches of the Croatian Employment Service, who in equal cases were granted a request for recognition of the right to financial compensation, and in this case there is a clear unequal application of the law and inequality of citizens.. ” Kristina Nuić Prka, President of the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides, points out and adds that the further actions of ZDTVH will depend on the feedback of the institutions concerned, but that in any case ZDTVH will support colleagues in their efforts to realize their rights. “Article 9 of the Employment Mediation and Unemployment Rights Act (Official Gazette, No. 16/17-hereinafter: the Act) stipulates that the records of unemployed persons are kept by the Croatian Employment Service on the basis of an unemployed person’s application. Article 7 of the same Act stipulates that the right to cash benefits is exercised by an unemployed person on the basis of unemployment insurance, and Article 10, paragraph 1, item 5 of the Act prescribes that an unemployed person is a person capable or partially able to work, 15 to 65 years of age who are not employed, are actively looking for a job and are available for work, and if they do not have a registered trade, free profession or activity of agriculture and forestry. We emphasize that the fact of registration of a free profession of a tourist guide is determined by inspecting the decision of the competent state administration, economic service, which decision authorizes the person to provide tourist guide services and teaching which is also entered in the Register of tourist guides. “I have been a tour guide since May 5. Since 2018, I have worked as a licensed tour guide for a large German travel company, in which I was also the business manager for the HR market from 1999 to 2009. I have been unemployed since April 2018. I duly applied to the CES and they approved my assistance in accordance with the Act. However, in September 4, I received a decision from the same CES that I could not get help from the institute, because I am a tourist guide, and that I had to return all the funds I received in that period.”Points out Sascha Wiese from Poreč. Namely, as stated in the ZDTV, the provision from Article 10, paragraph 1, item 5 of the Employment Mediation and Unemployment Benefits Act (Official Gazette, No. 16/17) stipulates that an unemployed person is a person capable or partially capable for work, aged 15 to 65 who is not employed, is actively looking for a job and is available for work and does not have a registered trade, free profession or activity of agriculture and forestry. Therefore, according to the CES interpretation, when obtaining a certificate of passing the exam for a tourist guide, a person receives the status of a free profession and thus automatically receives the status of a self-employed person, and has no rights as an unemployed person if the person is not employed or has his own company. , jdoo, doo) as in the case of Mr. Wiese. Source: CES All those who have passed the tourist guide exam are considered self-employed and do not have any rights as unemployed persons from the Croatian Employment Service (CES), unless of course they are employed and currently unemployed. More attached: EVERYONE WHO HAS PASSED THE EXAM FOR A TOURIST GUIDE IS CONSIDERED SELF-EMPLOYED?   When asked by the Croatian Employment Service (CES), they replied that in accordance with the Tourism Services Act (OG 130/17), a tourist guide for the provision of tourist guide services must obtain a decision on approval for the provision of tourist guide services by the competent office. Pursuant to the aforementioned decision, it is entered in the Central Register for Catering Activities and Services in Tourism, and according to tax regulations, it is entered in the register of taxpayers and is considered a free profession. The Association of Croatian Tourist Guide Associations points out that in this case the conditions for performing a free profession have not been met, and that this is a misapplication of the regulations. Also, according to the interpretation of the Act, it follows that tourist guides lose the right to receive unemployment benefits for life, as well as the right to receive self-employment assistance. Also, then why do tour guides pay contributions to the CES, if they will never be able to exercise any rights from the CES? Nasrin El Gharni, President of the Association of Tourist Guides Liburnia: If this is the case, it is an obvious punishment, those individuals who invest in themselves and in their qualifications How then is it possible that such an interpretation of the Law is only in Istria, and not in the rest of Croatia where tourist guides do not have the same problem? So, this is a different interpretation of the CES regional offices? How is that possible? The question is whether there will be any interest in the program of tourist guides if the statement of the CES about tourist guides remains? Certainly, the educational institutions that implement the training program for tourist guides should have announced themselves and asked for an explanation, if not for future participants, then as a moral obligation for all persons who have paid and passed the professional exam for a tourist guide. Pursuant to the Tourism Services Act (OG 130/17), a tourist guide for the provision of tourist guide services must obtain a decision on the approval for the provision of tourist guide services by the competent office. The Association of Tourist Guides is still waiting for official answers from the competent institution, points out Nasrin El Gharni, president of the Association of Tourist Guides Liburnia, and emphasizes that he hopes that this is a procedural error in the interpretation of the rules. “We hope so, because if the rule of every citizen with a tourist guide’s license is to be considered self-employed, regardless of the absence of trades, companies or registered freelance activities, and even when it is clear from the tax return that there is no income, then it is completely illogical and unjust. If this is the case, it is an obvious punishment, of those individuals who invest in themselves and in their qualifications, and it is insane to expect that just about everyone will automatically start doing this job. Such treatment is contrary to modern trends in the labor market, which encourage multidisciplinarity. It is also free choice of the individual what to do or not to do. The state cannot, just because someone has passed the tourist guide exam and come up with a solution, consider a person self-employed and deny him or her basic social and civil rights. Yes, I conclude, if such conduct is the rule, we will fight to change that incorrect and unjust rule.”Concludes El Gharni. Also, this way the gray market among tourist guides is encouraged, because the question is who would pass the course for a tourist guide, if he loses all CES rights for life? On the other hand, according to the Law, every person must have passed the course for a tourist guide, in order to be able to perform the mentioned activity at all. Then this is a failure of employees in the CES office, because according to the above interpretation, in the first contact and application of Sasche Weiss to the CES office should have been rejected as a user of parva for the unemployed, and now retroactively seek a refund. Kristina Nuić Prka, President of the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides (ZDTVH): In this case, the conditions for performing a free profession are not met, and it is a matter of incorrect application of regulations. Even the CES “promotes” the interest on its website tourist guide, but nowhere does it point out that obtaining a tourist guide license loses all future rights as an unemployed person. To our two inquiries for comment sent to institutions that conduct professional exams and training for tourist guides and escorts (Aspira, Libertas, Vern and PAR Business School), we received an answer only from Vern who point out: “Since this is an education program of the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, while in the case of regulating the status of unemployed persons at the Croatian Employment Service, as you yourself indicated, CES regional offices interpret the acquisition of a tourist guide license differently, we believe that are for this topic, these two institutions are more adequate interlocutors.”Points out Vanja Koljan, Head of the Communications Department from Verne. Namely, last week a tourist guide from the area of ​​Istria contacted us in the editorial office, who has passed the exam for a tourist guide, and was permanently employed. After his employment contract with the last employer was not extended, he registered with the CES as an unemployed person and received unemployment benefits according to the regular procedure. However, he later received a decision from the same CES office that he still has no rights as an unemployed person, because as a tourist guide he has the status of a self-employed person. RELATED NEWS: The said decision is entered in the Central Register for Hospitality and Tourism Services, and according to tax regulations, it is entered in the register of taxpayers and is considered a free profession. However, if, according to the CES interpretation, the status of a self-employed person is automatically obtained, the question arises as to how, in this case, Sascha Wiess, as a person who terminated her employment with the former company, received the status of an unemployed person. an unemployed person, regardless of having passed a tour guide course? Also, the question arises whether the institutions that hold a seminar for a tourist guide have made it clear that persons who pass for a tourist guide have the status of a free profession and thus will not have the rights to the unemployed if they are not employed? Therefore, as an unemployed person, he has no rights from the Croatian Employment Service (CES) and still has to return the compensation he received as an unemployed person because he is considered a self-employed person as a tourist guide. Also, the obligatory precondition for registration or performing a free profession in accordance with the provisions of Article 29 of the Income Tax Act (OG 115/16) is entry in the register of income taxpayers. The CES response is provided in full: HrTurizam.hr will investigate this topic in the coming days. We expect a reaction from the Ministry of Tourism and how, in agreement with the Croatian Employment Service, it will find a solution to this problem or at least define the status of tourist guides, in order to avoid different interpretations of the Act. The Association of Croatian Tourist Guides is aware of this problem, and the Pula Tourist Guides, as a member of ZDTVH, sent an e-mail to the Croatian Employment Service, the Croatian Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare with a request to explain unequal application of the law. EVERYONE WHO HAS PASSED THE EXAM FOR A TOURIST GUIDE IS CONSIDERED SELF-EMPLOYED?last_img read more

Croatia is among the EU countries with the largest seasonal variation in accommodation occupancy

first_imgSource / photo: Eurostat; Pixabay Monthly distribution of the total number of arrivals and overnight stays in tourist accommodation Data on the occupancy of tourist accommodation facilities in the European Union show clear differences by season, according to the results of the Eurostat survey “Seasonality in the tourist accommodation sector”. Seasonal variations in 2018 were above average in as many as 13 European Union countries, such as Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece and Montenegro. In 2018, accommodation facilities were the busiest in August, with 2,6 times more guests than recorded in January, the weakest month. August was also a record month in terms of the average number of overnight stays in an accommodation unit, with 3,5 times more nights than in January.center_img On the other hand, the Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Finland and Kosovo recorded the lowest seasonal variation in 2018. More information on the research “Seasonality in the tourist accommodation sector” can be found HERE. A special phenomenon leading to reduced seasonality has been observed in the Alpine countries – Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. In addition to the peak of the summer season, these countries also had a peak during the winter months.last_img read more

Porsche hotels offers free charging stations for electric cars

first_imgIt must be imperative to have a network of electric charging stations in your hotel, restaurant or destination today, in order to attract tourists with electric cars. This is the first assumption, to provide basic infrastructure. Porsche has started offering its electric chargers to hotels, restaurants, marinas, shopping malls free of charge… in order to expand its global network of electric chargers and thus provide its customers with a stable network throughout Europe. In particular, Porsche offers a setup of up to 4 Porsche Destination Chargera free of charge, technical assistance with installation and maintenance, and promotion through its channels. Ultimately, in this moment where everything has stopped, and especially tourism, currently tourism experts need to plan promotional campaigns and have them ready in preparation and plan for future development. In addition to the Esplanade Hotel, Porsche destination Charger also has a briig boutique hotel in Split and Brown Beach House in Trogir. Because electric cars are the present, and the network of electric chargers is growing day by day. It is your responsibility to provide a parking space, enough space for large Porsche vehicles, to provide free charging for Porsche vehicle owners, to ensure the possibility of three-phase installation (CEE plug 400 V / 16 A, 3p) and to control whether the devices work normally. Practical for free, especially in the context of value for money. Now they go a step further. In order to ensure the expansion of the network of charging stations for electric vehicles from Porsche, they invite destinations to join the Porsche destination station project ( Porsche Destination Charging ) Princip je jednostavan – Porsche daje besplatno svoj električni punjač, osigurava marketing – a vi osigurate instalaciju te besplatno punjenje gostima s Porscheom. Currently only three Porsche destination stations in Croatia As advantages from Porsche, they point out that this gives destinations an increase in the visibility of their destination, encourages sustainable growth and, most importantly, increases the possibility of attracting Porsche vehicle users as well as other electric vehicle users, otherwise high purchasing power. a prerequisite to attract electric vehicle owners at all. In the middle of last year, the Esplanade Hotel became the first location in Croatia to offer its guests, owners of Porsche vehicles, as well as all others who have vehicles with a standard European connector, the possibility of free charging via the Porsche destination station. Find out how to sign up and more details about the Porsche Destination Charger HERE Of course, the current situation around the coronavirus will certainly slow down the planned pace of expansion and the goals of Porsche, but you should think about the day after and prepare. However, like the entire car industry, Porsche is active in the game of transforming the car industry into electric vehicles, and has launched its model that is exclusively electric. Porsche Destination Chargera Global Network Porsche’s goal is to invest in a global network of electric chargers, and currently the entire network consists of 1.035 chargers in 20 states. The plan for this year was to install an additional 900 chargers by the end of 2020, at locations such as: hotels, airports, museums, marinas, large shopping malls and sports clubs. last_img read more

Recommendations for infection prevention in catering facilities and in catering facilities in accommodation facilities

first_imgLimit the total number of visitors. The limit on the number of visitors can be achieved by making available the number of tables that can be set so that the tables are 1,5 m apart. The entry of guests is regulated in such a way that the next visitor or group of visitors can enter only when the previous group of visitors leave the space of the object. The physical distance between individual groups of visitors must be at least 1,5 m. The tables should be arranged so as to maintain a physical distance of 1,5 m between the tables, ie between different groups of guests. Organized groups of guests can sit at tables, and the distance between individual groups of guests in the facility must be at least 1,5 m. For example, members of one family sit 1,5 m away from another group of guests, even if it is a long table that is intended for seating multiple people. In order to prevent the spread of infection during the stay in catering facilities with and without terraces and in catering facilities in accommodation facilities, it is necessary to ensure a physical distance between visitors and between visitors and employees. Caterers should adhere to the highest hygiene standards and wash their hands with warm water and soap as often as possible with the use of hand sanitizer, certainly before serving guests at each new table. Adapted to the epidemiological situation, it is currently recommended that air conditioners be out of use and that the space be ventilated. It is forbidden to serve snacks in bowls on tables, salt / pepper / oil / vinegar / other spices are not left on the tables, but new, previously washed or disinfected dishes are brought for each group of new guests. Special rules for catering facilities in accommodation facilities and others that have a buffet way of serving.  In these facilities, it is recommended that visitors maintain a physical distance of 1,5 m during their stay, and especially when serving meals in a buffet manner, unless they are members of the same family when it is not necessary for members of the same family to maintain a distance during their stay. of 1,5 m. It is recommended that the buffet mode of serving be carried out so that there is a partition between the guests and the food and that one employee serves the guests food according to their choice. Other measures of physical distance related to family or other groups of visitors who use the services of the facility in the group are the same as for all other catering facilities. Find out all other recommendations in the attachment. Food and drink serving. Visitors can also order a meal or a drink in the restaurant, which they will take with them and consume on the terrace or outdoors. When ordering, a physical distance of at least 1,5 m between customers waiting in line must be observed. It is possible to order and pick up food or drink at the bar without delay, ie it is not allowed to stay at the bar. Also, it is possible to serve standing guests if they keep a physical distance, with high tables and without them, with consumption by hand. The Croatian Institute of Public Health has published new recommendations regarding the tourism sector. Namely, they were published Recommendations for the prevention of infection in catering facilities with and without terraces and in catering facilities in accommodation facilities as part of the gradual easing of restrictions related to COVID-19.center_img Health protection of visitors and staff. Refers to sales and service staff. A disinfectant should be available to everyone at all times to periodically disinfect their hands. If possible, it is recommended to provide a space of at least 1,5 m between the server or cashier and the customer when issuing goods and paying for goods, or if possible, install a protective barrier at the place of service and at the cash register, which will physically separate the cashier from the customer. . Contactless payment by bank cards should be encouraged. Cleaning and disinfection of the space. At the entrance to the facility, visitors should be provided with a dispenser with hand sanitizer and a clearly displayed notice of the obligation to disinfect hands upon entry. Also, at the entrance should be clearly displayed a notice of the obligation to maintain a distance of at least 1,5 m between visitors and between visitors and staff. Door handles and handrails, handrail surfaces and door edges on refrigerators as well as other surfaces that are noticed to be frequently touched by customers should be continuously wiped with alcohol-based disinfectant or other means with declared virucidal action according to the manufacturer’s instructions. After the departure of each group of guests, the table, chairs and other surfaces that the guests touched must be wiped with disinfectant, ie the tablecloths must be removed even if they are not visibly soiled. Indoor areas where guests stay should be regularly ventilated. An employee who serves a guest on the outside of the facility itself. One employee is appointed who serves a pre-determined number of tables in order to minimize the mixing of employees and guests. Between charging for the service and serving individual visitors, the facility employee must disinfect their hands. Labour organization. In the facilities, tables are kept empty until guests arrive, and utensils are served when guests sit down. It is recommended to display the menus at the entrance or other visible place in an appropriately plasticized form, ie it is recommended to remove the classic forms of the menu. It is possible to give visitors an oral recommendation or in some other acceptable way to express the offer of food and drinks. Side dish: Recommendations for the prevention of infection in catering facilities with and without terraces and in catering facilities in accommodation facilities as part of the gradual easing of restrictions related to COVID-19last_img read more