Proposal of the law on unappreciated land sent to the second parliamentary reading

first_imgThe Government of the Republic of Croatia sent the Draft Law on Unrated Construction Land to the second parliamentary reading. It is also regulated that the content of the lease agreement in the camp on the tourist land will be prescribed by a decree, and the procedure for the implementation of the study, which has been simplified, is more precisely prescribed. With an important change, the Minister also pointed out that it is unequivocally prescribed that in the case of further construction in that camp, a building permit can be obtained for the area of ​​the existing camp and in the case when the spatial plan in that area envisages some other purpose. to obtain building permits for the camp. “We are actively working despite the situation with the coronavirus. The draft law on unrated construction land was sent to the second parliamentary reading. This law is absolutely necessary and will be enforceable, high quality, fair and reform. We analyzed all the proposals made in the first reading and held a series of meetings. We put the emphasis on the concepts of tourist resort and buildings and hotel building plots. The law will resolve long-standing property and legal relations and regulate the status of land that is exempt from conversion and privatization and that tourist companies have used for 20 years free of charge.”Banožić pointed out. Banožić singled out a better definition of the terms of the building plot of a hotel, tourist resort and buildings, which are of great importance for the regulation of property relations and law enforcement, and the final proposal extended the deadline for the preparation of geodetic studies.center_img In the case of an administrative dispute, the administrative court has jurisdiction to independently determine the facts and other procedures, and companies that have missed the deadline for submitting applications for concessions for tourist land under the old law are allowed to initiate proceedings to resolve property relations under the new the law. Minister of State Property Mario Banožić emphasized its importance for investment activity, especially in tourism and camps, and reminded that there are 76 camps in Croatia today, with an area of ​​more than 14 million square meters. These camps were subject to the transformation of social enterprises during which the facilities were estimated, but not more than 6 million square meters of tourist land around them. Source: Ministry of State Propertylast_img read more

The World Skål Congress 2022 will be held in Opatija and Rijeka

first_imgThe repeated demanding candidacy of Kvarner, Opatija and Rijeka was presented at today’s session of the General Assembly by Irena Peršić Živadinov (president of Skål Club Kvarner for two terms and director of the Kvarner Tourist Board) and Kvarner was unanimously and with the great support of colleagues from around the world entrusted with hosting this event which is of immeasurable importance for tourism destinations and the whole of Croatia.  Skål Club Kvarner is celebrating 10 years of operation this year, and was founded thanks to Katica Hauptfeld, owner of the famous travel agency Katarina line, which soon gathered around some of the most influential tourist workers in Kvarner and who together, projects and ideas quickly became noticed in Skål International circles internationally. So both this candidacy and getting the congressional hosting in 2020 and again in 2022 is largely to her credit. At the online session of the General Assembly of the Skål International Association, the Skål Club Kvarner unanimously confirmed the hosting of the World Skål Congress, which will be held from 13 to 18 October 2022. It is expected that during this prestigious international event in 2022, Kvarner will have about 1.000 participants, including many owners of influential travel agencies and tour operators who will have the opportunity to show the tourist potential of the region and thus offer even more success in the future. our tourism facilities to their clients.center_img As, unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic, the Skål Congress, which was to be held in Opatija and Rijeka these days, was canceled under the motto “SKÅL CONGRESS IN THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2020”, tourism workers from Kvarner did not give up opportunities to present their region to representatives of the world’s largest association of tourism professionals. SKÅL International, is an international organization of tourism managers with about 14.000 members gathered in over 340 clubs in more than 100 countries around the world and is the largest in the tourism sector. Members of SKÅL Club Kvarner are professionals in Kvarner tourism (hoteliers, agencies, tourist boards, representatives of the academic community and others). Skål clubs Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split still operate in Croatia.last_img read more

El Dorado maybe in sight at last

first_img Tweet 46 Views   no discussions Share Share The construction industry is booming across the country in housing, factories and office buildings.In turn, construction is spinning-off other growth areas in the supply of materials, transportation, and also in the spending by the work force on consumption – food, rent, clothing and so on.Guyana’s debt to GDP ratio is now around 60 per cent, considerably lower than many Caricom countries whose ratios are more than 100 per cent, and its foreign reserves represent five months of its import requirements.This is remarkable not only because many Caricom countries are seeing their foreign reserves dwindling, but also because of the years of cutting back on imports that Guyana suffered because of insufficient foreign earnings.Helping the communitiesA striking development in social terms is the steady increase in government expenditure directed at old age pensioners and other vulnerable communities.US$20 million is now dedicated to these communities, again with a mutiplyer effect in the economy since these funds are spent on consumption.In the current budget, the government has also allocated US$300 million to building roads, bridges, schools and hospitals; a sum twice as large as it was five years ago and which provides much needed pubic goods as well as employment, consumer spending and workers’ savings in banks.Information Technology boostA significant development in Guyana has been the use of Information Technology.More than 2,000 computer literate Guyanese young people, mostly women, are employed in call centres providing services to companies located in countries as distant as Australia.Experts suggest that the sector could employ as many as 6,000 people by 2013 given the fact that Guyana is English-speaking and its telecommunications infrastructure is improving to provide faster broadband service. The salvation of Guyana has been in its natural resources, and the diversification of its productive base to exploit these resources more effectively.Twenty years ago, Guyana depended almost entirely on export earnings from sugar, rice and bauxite. Today, while these three commodities remain important, the agricultural sector has been diversified and Guyana is now a net exporter of agricultural products.Natural resourcesBut, it is its other resources, especially gold, that has made a difference in recent years, and will catapult the country’s economic growth in the future.For instance, last year the country earned US$346.4 million from gold, almost three times the sum it earned from bauxite (US$114.6 m), sugar (US$104 m) and rice (US$154.6 m).Singh is confident that –as early as this year – the country’s gold sector is set for “catalytic investment” on an unprecedented scale that will earn the country even greater revenues while introducing new technology that conforms to the high environmental standards that Guyana has set as part of its policy to employ a low carbon development strategy.And then there is oil. Studies done by the United States indicate that the basin off-shore Guyana contains rich reserves of oil.This possibility is now being explored by several oil companies, large and small, and there is even on shore exploration. It is almost a creed amongst Guyanese that it is only a matter of time before oil starts to flow.Measured by its rich natural resources, its recent economic performance, and the investments set to be made in gold and oil, Guyana’s economic prospects and the contribution it can make to Caricom look healthy and heartening.Election year2011 is an election year in Guyana. So far, there is no sign of anything but a peaceful process. The political parties are each engaged in trying to identify a candidate for the nation’s Presidency.There are five known candidates in the ruling Peoples Progressive Party and a similar number in the main opposition Peoples National Congress.By mid-March both parties would have chosen their candidate in processes which have been internally rancorous but have shown no sign of erupting into national strife.There are smaller political parties including the Alliance for Change which has a settled candidate.Elections have to be held by November, and the campaigning season will start in earnest by April.Whichever party wins the Presidency and forms the government, it will inherit an economy that is stronger than it has ever been with every indicator for greater growth.For Guyana – the fabled land of “El Dorado” may be in sight at last if this election is conducted by mature democratic standards and the new government uses the country’s resources for the benefit of all, especially its disadvantaged. Share NewsRegional El Dorado maybe in sight at last by: – February 22, 2011 Since the late 1970’s and until recently, the economy of Guyana has been the sick man of the Caribbean falling second only to Haiti as the poorest country in the region. Much of that has changed, and the economy looks set to change for the better even more.The improvement in Guyana’s economic circumstances will have several beneficial effects.Among them will be a reversal of the migration of people from Guyana to others parts of the Caribbean and, indeed, the world.This trend has already begun to happen, particularly from Caribbean countries.More than 80 per cent of Guyana’s tertiary educated people live outside of Guyana; a return of a fraction of them would help to accelerate economic activity and the rate of growth.Apart from the remigration of Guyanese to Guyana, if the economy continues on its upward trajectory, the country could also become a magnet for nationals of other Caribbean countries, fulfilling its promise as the land of the future for the Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom).Good for CaricomA richer Guyana would be good for Caricom as a whole in other ways.Already, the share of Guyana’s imports from Caricom countries has increased and, as the economy expands and advances creating a better-off population, that share will increase still further helping to sustain employment and revenues throughout the regional grouping.Between 2006 and 2010, Guyana enjoyed average economic growth of 4 per cent – an enviable achievement among Caricom countries, the majority of whose economies have contracted especially since the global financial crisis that started in late 2008.Economic growthThe Guyana Finance Minister, Ashni Singh, attributes the growth in the economy to several factors, among them being the diversification of the productive sector; studied government policy decisions to generate activities that have a mutliplyer effect in the economy; and the creation of a stable environment for doing business.In terms of the business environment, Singh emphasizes that Guyana enjoys exchange rate stability, low and declining interest rates, and a low rate of inflation.These factors give existing and new investors a platform of predictability for planning their businesses.In his January budget, Singh also lowered corporate taxes by 5 per cent to 40 per cent for commercial companies and 30 per cent for manufacturing firms.There is certainly clear evidence of investment in the economy. Efforts have been made towards saving the natural resources The construction industry is booming across Guyana BBC Caribbean Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Patricia Ashcraft

first_imgPatricia Ashcraft, 79 of Milan, passed away Monday November 7, 2016 at the Waters of Dillsboro. Patricia was born Monday January 18, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of Arthur and Marie (Lawson) Bauer. She married Billy Curtis Ashcraft November 16, 2002 and he preceded her in death August 29, 2006.Patricia was a homemaker. She loved taking care of the garden, flowers, cooking, making quilts, and she enjoyed painting, ceramics and spending time with her family.Patricia is survived by Son: Richard Eads of Milan; Daughter: Melissa (Doug) Proffitt of Cincinnati; brother: Arthur “Bill” Bauer of Cincinnati; Sisters: Ruth Creech and Alice Joseph both of Ohio.  14 Grandchildren, 14 Great-Grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one son: David Eads, two daughters: Patricia Eads and Brenda Sandlin, and brother Hubert Bauer.Funeral service will be 12 PM Friday November 11, 2016 at Laws-Carr-Moore funeral home.  Burial will follow in New Craven Cemetery. Visitation will be 10AM-12PM Friday also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, 707 South Main Street Milan, IN 47031; (812)654-2141.  Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Lady Eagles Battle Lady Tigers On The Links

first_imgGolf ball about to fall into the cup at sunsetThe Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles were defeated by The Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers 214-274 at North Branch Golf Course.JCD-Carrera Cameron 65, Lindsey Linville 70, Annalise Boor 68,       Chloe Strassell 71, Ryley Ruble 72.Lawrenceburg-Whitney Smart 47, Bailey Johnson 49, Hannah Williamson 59, Lizzy Lusk 67, Merissa Meyers 59.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Brad Goldsberry.last_img

Twisters Netters Victorious Over Spartans

first_imgCourtesy of Twisters Coach Dave Back. OA’s season record improves to 12-2.  JV results (single set) Nate Geis (OA) defeats Matthew Clements (SWS) by a score of 6-1.Matthew Graf (OA) defeats Matthew Clements (SWS) by a score of 6-1.center_img OA’s Boys Tennis Team hosted the Spartans of Southwest Shelby High School on Tuesday Night.  Varsity Results-OA wins by a team score of 5-0.   #1 Singles:  Michael Wanstrath (OA) defeats Nick Robinson (SWS) in 2 sets by a score of 6-2, 6-0.#2 Singles:  Jon Grieshop (OA) defeats Connor Rowe (SWS) in 2 sets by a score of 6-0, 6-0.#3 Singles:  Drew Wagner (OA) defeats Grant Emerick (SWS) in 2 sets by a score of 6-1, 6-0.#1 Doubles:  Jacob Sheets/Patrick Thompson (OA) defeat Anthony Atwood/Decklan Pappano    (SWS) in 2 sets by a score of 6-0, 6-3.#2 Doubles:  Will Yunger/Henry Meyer (OA) defeat Caleb Pappano/Tristan Pappano (SWS) in 2 sets by a score of 6-3, 6-2.last_img read more

EPL: Bournemouth dare Chelsea

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus Derby County want Jordon Ibe Bournemouth vs. Chelsea Venue: Vitality Stadium Kick off: 4PMChelsea make the trip to the Vitality Stadium to face Bournemouth this afternoon holding a three-point advantage in the race for fourth spot in the Premier League. After Chelsea had deservedly got the better of Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, Frank Lampard talked up the performance of his team, who had strengthened their hold of fourth place. However, courtesy of a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League three days later, the Blues boss was not shy in criticising his players after they had been outclassed in front of their own supporters. Contrasting post-match interviews have been a common theme for Lampard this season with his team struggling for consistency, and being easily brushed aside by Bayern highlighted how far away that the West Londoners are from the top teams in Europe. Although the short-term objective is to qualify for next season’s competition, Lampard must find a solution to the varying levels of performances, not helped by injuries to key attacking players. In the absence of the injured Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount has been forced to occupy a slightly different role in the final third, providing him with more freedom to influence the match. Despite impressing against Spurs, Mount’s decision-making was poor against Bayern, something which has blighted this Chelsea side throughout the campaign. From a defensive perspective, Chelsea were fortunate to only concede three times against their German opponents, with the backline having now kept just seven clean sheets from 39 matches since Lampard’s arrival last summer. Given the amount of time he has now spent with his players, Lampard would have expected bigger improvements than he has witnessed, and that will need to change over the coming months if Chelsea are going to achieve any of their objectives for the season. At a time when the West Londoners have found themselves on the slide, Eddie Howe has seen his team manage to get themselves out of the drop zone courtesy of victories against Brighton & Hove Albion and Aston Villa. Nevertheless, the Cherries manager is aware that the club are fortunate not to be back among the bottom three after more setbacks at Sheffield United and Burnley respectively. While there is an argument that Bournemouth were on the receiving end of two debatable VAR calls last weekend, ones which ultimately effected the game, Howe would have been concerned with the capitulation of his team during the second half at Turf Moor. The negative momentum swing from thinking that they had netted an equaliser through Harry Wilson to the technology awarding a penalty at the other end was natural enough, but the defeat was Bournemouth’s 12th in 16 matches. As a result of the form of their rivals, the South-coast outfit remain two points above the safety line, and there will be motivation to extend that cushion with Aston Villa competing in the EFL Cup final this weekend. Despite the tough set of fixtures remaining for the season, Howe may feel that an occasion such as the one today is perfect for his players as they attempt to rediscover the confidence they played with during the early part of the season. Seven points have also come from their last four matches at their home ground ahead of meetings with the Blues, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United. Although their away form is as bad as any team in the division, Howe knows that picking up at least six points from their upcoming matches at the Vitality Stadium could prove to be the difference come the middle of May. Bournemouth possible XI: Ramsdale, Smith, Cook, Ake, Rico, Gosling, Lerma, Billing, H.Wilson, C.Wilson, King. Chelsea possible XI: Caballero, James, Zouma, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Barkley, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Mount, Giroud.Tags: Bayern MunichBournemouthChelseaFrank LampardTottenham HotspurUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Australia allay Boxing Day pitch fears at ‘dangerous’ MCG

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (Reuters) – Cricket Australia (CA) sought to allay pitch concerns for the Boxing Day Test against New Zealand after the surface at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) was deemed unsafe to continue a Sheffield Shield match yesterday.Western Australia batsmen Shaun Marsh and Marcus Stoinis sustained several blows to the body struggling to adjust to the unpredictable bounce of the surface in the contest against Victoria.Umpires Phillip Gillespie and Geoff Joshua initially asked the ground staff to roll the pitch but eventually abandoned the opening day’s play after consulting with players and head groundsman Matt Page.CA subsequently issued a statement, saying it would work with ground staff to ensure the best possible wicket at the MCG for their trans-Tasman rivals.Its Head of Cricket Operations, Peter Roach, said he was disappointed at the suspension of play at a venue where two other Sheffield Shield matches went without any incident.“Matt Page and the MCG ground staff have more than two weeks to ensure the Test surface, which is a different pitch strip to the one being used in this match,” Roach said.“We will seek to better understand the issues that resulted in variable bounce at the MCG yesterday. We will also work closely with MCG ground staff in the lead up to the Test match.”The MCG pitch, which produced a dull draw in the 2017 Boxing Day Ashes Test against England, received a ‘poor’ rating from the governing International Cricket Council (ICC).Last year’s pitch against India earned an ‘average’ rating even though the tourists took 20 wickets to comprehensively win the match.Umpires will inspect the pitch this morning with play scheduled to begin 30 minutes early, CA added.last_img read more

No. 1 USC to clash with Arizona schools

first_imgHitting a milestone · During her career, senior outside hitter Samantha Bricio has been a part of 93 of head coach Mick Haley’s 899 NCAA Division I women’s volleyball victories. He seeks to become just the third to reach 900. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanThe undefeated women’s volleyball team returns home on Friday looking to notch the 900th win of the Mick Haley era. Both Arizona programs in the Pac-12 will visit the Galen Center this weekend: the No. 10 Arizona State Sun Devils come first on Friday night and the No. 14 Wildcats will look to knock off the No. 1 Women of Troy on Sunday.In his 15th year in charge, head coach Mick Haley is aware of his upcoming milestone, but he said he is not interested in dwelling on it.“I honestly don’t keep track of this stuff, and I think it’s useless to think about what you’ve done,” Haley said. “We start every week 0-0.”For the second week in a row, Haley’s undefeated squad finds itself atop the national rankings. With an 18-0 record, the Women of Troy are one of just two unbeaten teams remaining in the nation, the other being No. 9 Kansas, but they are coming off a tough road trip to Colorado and Utah, where the Buffaloes pushed them to five sets in Boulder.“The road trip was four long days,” Haley said, “[But] if you get wins … on the road in this conference, you’ve done something really special.”After such a demanding travel schedule last week, the team was excited to be back playing at the Galen Center.“We play here, we practice here, we basically spend all of our time here,” senior middle blocker Alicia Ogoms said. “We know how the ball moves, and we’re definitely really comfortable at home.”The Women of Troy will first take on Arizona State. The Sun Devils got off to a flying start to the season, but they lost their first two games last week during their visits to Washington and Washington State. Despite the losses, ASU remained in the top 10 this week with a 15-2 record.USC last faced off against Arizona State early last season, when the Sun Devils came to the Galen Center and beat the Women of Troy, 1-3. The loss dropped USC out of the top 10, and the team finished the season unranked. This year, the much-improved Women of Troy are determined to grab a win.“The biggest thing for us is to stay in rhythm and run our system,” Ogoms said. “It’s harder to run your system when you’re on the road, so now we want to get back to doing what made us successful at home.”Arizona State comes to the Galen Center reeling. During the first of their back-to-back losses in Washington, the Sun Devils lost senior outside hitter Macey Gardner for the rest of the season to a torn ACL, and ASU will undoubtedly miss the program’s all-time kills leader on Friday.Pac-12 volleyball analyst Holly McPeak shared her thoughts about filling the void for the Sun Devils, who have dropped consecutive sets since Gardner’s injury.“[ASU will] have to figure out how to put the pieces of the puzzle together without Macey,” McPeak said.Haley passed along his best wishes to Gardner, having coached her during a trip to China, but he emphasized that ASU is still a formidable opponent.“I’ve ranked them top two in the country all year,” he said. “They have a good coach in Jason Watson, and he knows how to rally his team, so I’m sure they’ll be ready come Friday.”After what will undoubtedly be a stiff test against the Sun Devils, USC will take on Arizona. The Wildcats began their season with eight wins on the trot, but they have gone 5-5 since. Their last match was a 3-2 win versus Washington State, but Arizona will have to face off against UCLA in Westwood before taking on the Women of Troy.Last season, USC traveled to Tucson and clinched NCAA tournament eligibility with a 3-1 victory over the Wildcats.Arizona leads the conference in defense, but McPeak pointed out that the Wildcats’ main goal will not be to stop senior outside hitter Samantha Bricio, but to try and slow her down.“No one will ever shut her down,” McPeak said.As each game goes by, Haley says the team is also preparing and practicing for the long haul.“It sounds funny, but you play September, October and November to get ready for December,” he said. “We want to be 6-0 in December [at the NCAA tournament]. That’s the name of the game.”Friday’s match against Arizona State kicks off at 8:00 p.m., and Arizona will play in the Galen Center at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Both games will be broadcasted on the Pac-12 Network.Jodee Sullivan contributed to this report.last_img read more

Improvement areas arise for women’s hoops

first_imgRebounding and boxing out will be the main focus for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team following a disappointing 70-62 loss to Alabama last Thursday.After holding a 13-point lead in the first half and taking a 38-33 lead into halftime, the Badgers (3-1) did not come out strong in the second half.“We just went cold in that game,” head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. “We couldn’t really hit a basket, and we gave up (offensive) boards. So that hurts you, that’s a double-whammy right there.”Alabama took the lead with about 16 minutes left in the game and never really looked back from there.In that loss, the Badgers gave up 19 offensive rebounds, which turned into just a few too many extra possessions as the differential in the second half as Alabama got their first win of the season against Wisconsin.“They saw the ball and went and got it,” Kelsey said. “We didn’t keep them from getting it. That was kind of our Achilles’ heel in that game.”Kelsey believes that the team has it in them to rebound and box out better if they just showed a little more aggression during the games. Rebounding and attacking the rim are the two main points where she would like to see improvements as the season moves on.“We felt like we could have played a lot better, and we could have boxed out,” Kelsey said. “The game changed on the second-chance points that Alabama was able to get and going to the free-throw line.”Kelsey had nothing but positive things to say about senior Morgan Paige, who had an overall productive game. Although Wisconsin was perfect from the free throw line, Paige shot all 13 of them while Alabama went 18 of 22 from the line.“She’s a great free-throw shooter. But other people need to create offense by going to the basket and getting fouls,” Kelsey said. “We need to cause them to foul us a little bit and get more people to the free throw line.”She also praised Paige’s play during the game as one of the only bright spots for the team in the loss. Paige was able to mix up shooting and driving perfectly to be successful against Alabama.“She’s really crafty getting around the basket,” Kelsey said. “She did a nice job of shooting her three and then creating stuff off the dribble. You have to be able to do both. You can’t just do one thing and be one-dimensional.”Thursday’s game was the first time so far this season that Paige has played extremely well. Kelsey hopes Paige will continue this attacking style of play in which she was so successful.Another factor in how the team will play once conference play begins is getting their other key players back on track to score.“Hopefully, we can keep Morgan going, get (Michala Johnson) back on track, get Taylor (Wurtz) — you know, you’ve got to have two or three scorers out there that make it hard for the defense,” Kelsey said.Wisconsin has until just after New Year’s to figure out their scoring and defense before B1G play opens.Morgan was not the only Paige family member with a big game this weekend. Her younger brother Marcus played a crucial role in helping North Carolina knock off No. 3 Louisville on the men’s side of the ball.“I said, ‘must be something in the Paige water they’re drinking at home,’” Kelsey said.The Badgers are looking forward to heading down to Nashville to play in Vanderbilt’s Thanksgiving Tournament. Their first game Friday will be against Mercer (3-2), and then they will either play Elon or Vanderbilt Saturday.The tournament will also be a time for all the players to sit down and bond with the other players and their families.“A lot of families are going to be there, and they’re going to celebrate with us,” Kelsey said. “So it’s just a time to bond and be together as a group. We’re excited about the opportunity to just go to Vandy and play two worthy opponents.”Nashville is going to be a little escape from the cold weather of Wisconsin, but Kelsey said she can’t help but be a little bit jealous of the men’s team being down in Cancun.“It will be a fun trip for us,” Kelsey said. “I’m jealous, the men are in Cancun. Nashville’s not quite Cancun.”last_img read more