There are several answers to this question. On the contrary, solutions are offered from certain business segments such as digital marketing, swimming pools and pool equipment, mattresses, washing machines…The right way to achieve continuous growth in quality while monitoring trends in tourism is to connect the basic elements of marketing: market research, defining demand profiles, creating supply according to known demand, education, specialization, investing, highlighting, branding, promotional channels, feedback. guests and the constant repetition of this cycle.PersistenceHe asked Ivo John, “Why is the grass in England greener, denser, more beautiful?” John says, “Do you water the grass every day? Says Ive: Yes. Do you mow it every week? Says Ive: Yes. Do you fertilize it in the fall and spring? Says Ive: Yes, and that! John: And you’ve been doing it all for 500 years? Ivan: eh… “For almost 10 years now, the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County has started to apply the right way to improve the catering service in the household. This is what it looks like:Family accommodation in the Kvarner area makes up almost 48% of the total accommodation capacity of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, which indicates the importance of better market positioning of family accommodation. Therefore, the County of Primorje-Gorski Kotar, in cooperation with the Kvarner Tourist Board and local tourist boards from the Kvarner area, launched a project in 2010 to award the quality label “Kvarner Family” with the aim of branding accommodation in rooms, apartments, holiday homes and camps. in the household in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.It is a system of standards and criteria that aims to create a new basis for connecting the holders of family accommodation in the entire Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. The basic criteria for awarding the project label are: landscaping, pleasantly equipped interior, recognizability of the building, but also respect for tradition, loyalty of guests and the experience of home and family atmosphere. This aims to make the facilities marked “Kvarner Family” marketable, and the quality level is guaranteed by the Kvarner Tourist Board and local tourist boards by publishing them in a special web catalog on the website and in promotional materials.Agencies also joined the project, sub-brands were createdIn 2013, the Kvarner Tourist Board, in cooperation with local tourist boards, invited travel agencies from the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County to join the “Kvarner Family” project by obtaining the “Kvarner Family Agency” quality label.Further sub-brands of the “Kvarner Family” Quality label have also been developed:• Pet Friendly – intended for tourists with pets (started in 2014)• BikeFriendly – intended for cyclo tourists (started in 2014)• HikeFriendly – intended for hiking tourists (started in 2014).The number of people interested in applying new knowledge is constantly growingDomestic catering service providers have shown great interest in joining the project, so that currently the quality label is carried by accommodation facilities owned by 489 household accommodation providers from the Kvarner area, of which 59 Pet Friendly, 24 Bike Friendly and 23 Hike Friendly renters and 28 Kvarner Family agency of which 4 Dog Friendly agencies. Also partners in the project in the Pet friendly subbrand are the Veterinary Station Rijeka with its network of clinics and pet stores and the hotel and beach for dogs Monty s, as well as Sparkly pet – beauty salon pets. The web portal www.kvarnerfamily.hr is updated and adapted to trends, and the Facebook pages Kvarner Family and the fan group Pet friendly are also active. In addition to the Kvarner Family brochure, the brochure “Family package” with vouchers was printed, as part of which the action involved many businesses that have granted discounts on their services.Investment incentiveBased on inquiries from family accommodation entities at workshops held on the provision of catering services in the household and at the suggestion of the Commission for the implementation of the project “Kvarner Family”, a credit program “Kvarner Family” was developed and launched in December 2015. accommodation in facilities where catering services of household accommodation are provided.The program is implemented in cooperation with the following banks: HRVATSKA POŠTANSKA BANKA dd, ERSTE & STEIERMÄRKISCHE BANK dd and ZAGREBAČKA BANKA ddLending conditionsBeneficiaries of loans under this Program may be natural persons – providers of catering services in the household registered in the Republic of Croatia (hereinafter: Renters) in accordance with the Law on Catering and the Ordinance on classification and categorization of facilities providing catering services in the household, which have a Decision The state administration office responsible for issuing the Decision approving the provision of catering services in the household and that the intended funds in the amount of 100% intend to invest in their own accommodation facilities in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.Funds are approved exclusively for:• meeting the conditions for providing catering services in the household according to the criteria of the “Kvarner Family” quality label system and the corresponding additional quality labels (“Pet Friendly”, “Bike Friendly”, “Hike Friendly” and other special offer standards implemented by the Kvarner Tourist Board);• arrangement, modernization (raising the quality of the facility) or expansion of facilities whose implementation does not violate the traditional values of coastal or Gorski Kotar indigenous construction;• procurement of equipment or individual parts of equipment.The amount of credit funds ranges from HRK 20.000,00 to HRK 100.000,00. Loan repayment period up to five years, with the possibility of waiting one year which is included in the repayment period. The shelf life is up to 12 months. Funds are remitted by non-cash payment to the account of the supplier or service provider for the loan beneficiary based on a certified situation, proforma invoice, invoice or contract for delivery or purchase in the amount of at least 90% and payment to the Borrower on the transaction account up to 10% of the approved loan documentation for the intended use of the loan.Credit potentialThe credit potential is HRK 5.000.000,00, with the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County subsidizing the interest on approved loans with five (5) percentage points for investments in the area of Gorski Kotar and small islands of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (Unije, Susak, Ilovik, Vele and Mala Srakane) so that the interest for end users is ultimately ca. 1% per year. For the remaining areas of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, the County subsidizes the interest with four (4) percentage points so that the interest for the end user is a maximum of approx. 2% per year.So far, family micro-entrepreneurs in tourism have used HRK 4 million in loansAs of today, the credit potential of HRK 5.000.000,00 has been used in the amount of HRK 4.003.103,00 with a total of 52 loans approved. The remaining HRK XNUMX million of credit potential is available.At least 10 more credits are availableRequests are submitted to the Commission for the Implementation of the Credit Program “Kvarner Family 2015” by mail to the address: Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Administrative Department for Tourism, Entrepreneurship and Rural Development, Slogin kula 2, 51 000 Rijeka or by personal delivery to the office of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. located at: Slogin kula 2 (ground floor), Rijeka. All additional information can be obtained on tel. 051 / 351-261.The public invitation, the loan application form and the list of documentation to be attached to the application can be downloaded from the website of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County: www.pgz.hr under Tenders. The deadline for submitting applications is until the credit potential is used.Published by: Nedo Pinezić
As countries around the world gradually relax their pandemic curbs, Indonesia appears intent on easing its large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) amid claims of slowing COVID-19 transmission.However, experts warn that the fight is far from over.No sooner than a month since the introduction of the PSBB policy, which is in force in four provinces and 12 cities or regencies nationwide, the government announced this week that it would grant exemptions to its travel restrictions. The prevailing restrictions were stipulated in Transportation Ministerial Regulation No. 25/2020, which was originally issued to ban the Idul Fitri exodus as part of the national virus containment strategy.The national COVID-19 task force on Wednesday issued a circular letter exempting state officials, private sector workers and state-owned enterprise (SOE) employees from the ban, particularly those who provide health services, basic necessities, security and defense and vital economic functions.Repatriated Indonesian nationals, individuals in need of emergency medical care and family members of deceased individuals are also allowed to travel, with exemptions beginning Thursday.The ministerial regulation initially banned all inbound and outbound travel from COVID-19 red zones, areas under PSBB and agglomeration areas such as Greater Jakarta and Greater Bandung in West Java, from April 24 to May 31. It has come with several exceptions, such as the transportation of basic needs, medical supplies and equipment, and also allows for the operation of fire trucks, ambulance and hearses, as well as other operation vehicles for certain government missions.However, exemptions for businesspeople or others with “essential urgencies” like deaths are not stipulated in the regulation.Task force chief Doni Monardo said the government decided to grant exemptions to ensure the smooth transportation of medical kits and viral specimens, as well as the mobility of medical personnel and those from other sectors, among other reasons.“For instance, a military officer’s wife isn’t allowed to follow [her husband] to his assigned post. But surely her presence is important during military handover ceremonies,” Doni said on Wednesday.However, the government had insisted that the exodus (mudik) ban remains in place and that exemptions shouldn’t be seen as an attempt to ease restrictions.The new exemptions came shortly after senior security minister Mahfud MD revealed over the weekend that the government was mulling over the possibility of relaxing the PSBB policy.It would do so by allowing food stalls to operate and people to shop and go to work, among other things, while continuing to maintain existing health protocols, Kompas.id reported.The coordinating legal, political and security affairs minister said that relaxing curbs in some manner had become “necessary” to allow the economy to continue running smoothly.Regions implementing large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) (JP/Hengky Wijaya)President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo also instructed Wednesday that the country must slow the rate of viral transmission “by all means necessary” so that it falls to mild levels come July.Confidence is high among officials that the country will be able to enter its “new normal” by July or August, after Doni on Monday claimed that the rate of transmission had slowed to around 11 percent.However, just one day later, Indonesia reported its highest daily increase in confirmed infections of 484 new cases.As of Thursday, the government has officially recorded 12,776 infections, 2,381 recoveries and 930 deaths.Experts believe the delayed results of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and the nation’s low testing capacity have made it difficult to capture the true scale of the epidemic, although most agree that restrictions had helped curb infections. As of Thursday, Indonesia had tested 96,717 people, a considerably lower rate than its neighbors at 358 tests per 1 million people.An epidemiologist at the University of Indonesia, Pandu Riono, said that while the task force’s travel exemption was necessary, it was prone to abuse given that those working in the private sector can still travel if they obtain an assignment letter from their board of directors or corporate heads, among other requirements.Pandu urged the government to issue a more detailed regulation that covers the blatant loopholes in the circular, including by imposing sanctions on those who violate the provisions.With the recent discovery of new transmission clusters, half-hearted PSSB implementation and the fact that some regions have yet to reach their supposed peak infection rate, Pandu warned it was still too early to ease restrictions.The province of East Java, for instance, recently discovered new clusters at a factory owned by tobacco giant HM Sampoerna in Surabaya, even though the Greater Surabaya area was placed under PSBB status from April 28.The provincial administration reported that referral hospitals were experiencing overcapacity, forcing patients into non-isolation wards or non-referral hospitals. As of Thursday, the region had recorded 1,267 cases, 206 recoveries and 133 deaths.Only with timely, accurate data on transmissions could officials then evaluate the PSBB policy and plan to loosen restrictions gradually rather than all at once, Pandu argued.”We have to wait until PDP [patients under surveillance] numbers decline, no new clusters are found and the number of new cases falls or even reaches zero.“Easing restrictions must come in stages, and even then, the healthcare system and testing capacity must be adequate. If that is achieved, restrictions can be imposed on a more local scale – in clusters – so contact-tracing must be rock-solid for the virus not to spread. The problem is that it has spread widely,” he said.Separately, Ilham Akhsanu Ridlo, a health policy lecturer at Airlangga University in Surabaya, East Java, said on the one hand that many regions were still struggling to impose the large-scale restrictions in full, and that any plans to relax the curbs must take into account further epidemiological studies.Considering the lack of capacity in healthcare services, helped along by its low ratio of patients to doctors, beds and ventilators, Ilham said that restricting mobility was the only viable way to curb transmission and deaths.”Overcapacity is inevitable. That’s why the battle should focus not on healthcare facilities and curative efforts, but emphasize preventive and promotive efforts,” he told the Post.Topics :
Canadian-based oil and gas exploration company CGX Energy has accepted the resignation of its chief executive officer. CGX Energy, focused on the exploration of oil in the Guyana-Suriname Basin, said on Wednesday it accepted the resignation of CEO Dewi Jones, effective January 8, 2018.Dewi Jones, also a member of the company’s Executive Committee, is an upstream exploration and development professional with 27 years of technical and managerial experience focused on Latin America and the Caribbean.Jones began his career with Occidental Petroleum in his native country of Colombia and held several international technical positions during his ten-year tenure with Occidental.He then held several senior technical and management positions with companies including Coastal Oil & Gas Corporation, Pioneer Natural Resources, and Samson International Ltd. before joining Repsol/YPF in 2004 where he served as an exploration manager for the Caribbean Region, including the Guyana-Suriname Basin, and in the same capacity for the Pacific Region of South America.The company also said that Suresh Narine, CGX Energy’s chairman and executive director for Guyana, would act in the capacity of executive chairman of the company for the foreseeable future.Narine said: “The company would like to thank Mr. Jones for his contribution over the years and wish him success in his future endeavors.”
Lastimosowas rushed to the Barotac Nuevo District Hospital where the attending physiciandeclared him “dead on arrival.” The30-year-old truck driver Diolan Bajon, meanwhile, was detained in the lockupcell of the Barotac Nuevo police station. ILOILO City – The tricycle he wasdriving crashed into a truck in Barangay Acuit, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo. The 55-year-old Rodrigo Lastimoso of Barangay Pagdugue,Dumangas, Iloilo sustained head and body injuries, a police report showed. The truck and the tricycle wererunning toward opposite directions when the crash happened on Nov. 4 , policesaid. The circumstances that led to thecrash were not immediately clear in the police report./PN
RelatedPosts Lagos CP declares war on cultists, traffic offenders Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 Olabisi Joseph has emerged as the first female President of the Nigeria School Sports Federation at the election held at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.News Agency of Nigeria reports that Joseph who was the Secretary in the immediate past executive won unopposed.Joseph in her victory speech expressed gratitude to the NSSF family for the support and cooperation of member states.“I sincerely want to thank the NSSF family and friends for their unending support, my gratitude goes to those who believe in us, thank you.“Together we will continue to promote the development of sports at the grassroots. I strongly believe in our strength as a team,” she said.When asked about how being the first elected female president would positively shape the federation, she said: “It honestly doesn’t matter the particular gender at the helm of affair.“I believe in contributing my best, and that’s what I have done consistently and being the president now would just make it better.“Although women are known to be better managers and we intend to leave an impressive mark at the end of our tenure,” she said.The immediate past president, Malam Ibrahim Mohammed, urged stakeholders to continue to support the new excos in order to make their tenure a success.“I want to appeal to our sponsors, friends and family of NSSF, you were amazing during my tenure, my predecessor wants nothing other than your support.“Bisi has beyond doubt shown that she’s capable. Everyone knows I’m not based in Lagos, but whatever I ask her to do she doesn’t flinch she carries out her duty with outmost sense of responsibility.“This is a continuation of our legacy as a family, I don’t like to call us association, what you see here today is a big family,” he said.NAN reports that Joseph emerged as the 3rd president of the association since it was founded in 1976 after the civil war.Dickson Monday emerged as the 1st Vice President, while Emma Ebong as 2nd VP, Antonia Nwari as 4th VP while Dr Funsho Oba is the Treasurer. Tags: Lagos StateTeslim Balogun Stadium
Officials in Miami are reporting that three people have been injured in a stabbing that occurred just outside of a high school.The incident occurred Monday afternoon near Felix Varela Senior High School on the 15200 block of Southwest 96th Street.Authorities reported that the three victims were injured after a fight broke out, just outside of the school’s campus when the school day ended.One of the victims was transported to Kendall Regional Medical Center’s trauma center, while the others to another local hospital.It is also unclear what prompted to fight but authorities did report that at least one person is in custody.None of the victim’s were students.
Police are looking for possible suspects who broke into a suburban Palm Beach Gardens home on Oak Knoll Drive.Palm Beach County detectives say the robber(s) attacked an elderly couple and stole jewelry and cash. The incident took place on Monday afternoon.The elderly couple were sent to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS. You’ll remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest.
Last Updated: 4th January, 2020 11:49 IST Kelly Scores 18 To Lift Quinnipiac Past Marist 63-58 Rich Kelly had 18 points as Quinnipiac edged past Marist 63-58 on Friday night. Written By FOLLOW US Rich Kelly had 18 points as Quinnipiac edged past Marist 63-58 on Friday night.Tyrese Williams had 12 points and seven rebounds for Quinnipiac (6-5, 1-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Jacob Rigoni added 10 points. Brendan McGuire had seven rebounds and five assists for the visitors.After falling behind 32-30 at the half, Quinnipiac outscored Marist 33-26 in the second half to earn the 5-point victory. The Red Foxes’ 32 points in the first half were a season high for the team.Matt Herasme scored a career-high 20 points for the Red Foxes (1-10, 0-2), whose losing streak reached 10 games. Michael Cubbage added six rebounds. Tyler Saint-Furcy had five steals.Quinnipiac plays Rider at home on Tuesday. Marist takes on St. Peter’s on the road on Sunday.___For more AP college basketball coverage:___This was generated by Automated Insights, LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News First Published: 4th January, 2020 11:49 IST COMMENT
Celebrity travel guide Anthony Bourdain is not very popular in parts of Trinidad and Tobago, according to the Trinidad Guardian newspaper.Bourdain went to the country recently as part of his ‘Parts Unknown’ series which airs weekly on CNN. Usually, he features the leisure spots of countries he visits; not so, this time.“His recent documentary on T&T, which should have been an opportunity to showcase local food and culture, unfortunately turned out to be more of a crime documentary on the country,” said Opposition Senator Daniel Solomon. “It tended to focus a lot on crime. At the end of it one had to ask, had we not been Trinidadians looking at that video, would we have wanted to come to T&T under those conditions?” Solomon pointed out in an address to the Senate on June 27.“It was a sad indictment on T&T… we have to look at the message we’re sending out on behalf of T&T ,”she added.Solomon referred to the video while debating an Opposition motion calling on the government to deal with another year of unabated crime. Bourdain’s hour-long expose aired on CNN June 25.The most scathing part of his presentation followed the show in which Bourdain spoke to host Anderson Cooper about the dangers of living in Trinidad and Tobago. Solomon said Bourdain noted there were 460 murders in 2016 and that the capitol Port-of-Spain’s murder rate was higher than those in three major American cities: Detroit, Oakland and Chicago.She conceded that, “The tragic part was a lot of it was accurate. It overshadowed everything beautiful about T&T; the doubles, Carnival, the food, our culture —T&T’s beauty.”Solomon was even more ominous when she addressed growing talk of her country becoming a recruiting center for ISIS.“It’s only a matter of time before an attack happens in T&T ,” she warned.
Tallahassee, Florida – Hundreds of United States immigrants with deep national roots are facing a conundrum. Although they have green cards, they may not naturalize – all because of their lawful employment at marijuana farms.Although legal in some form in nearly 40 states, including Florida, marijuana is a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act, and therefore illegal on the federal level. Employment in the marijuana industry is considered “poor moral character,” and is reason enough to deny an otherwise eligible applicant U.S. citizenship, the renewal of their work permit, or even reentry into the United States.Less than four months ago, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued policy guidance clarifying how the federal controlled substances law applies to naturalization determinations. The policy states that, “an applicant who is involved in certain marijuana-related activities may lack good moral character if found to have violated federal law, even if such activity has been decriminalized under applicable state laws.” The guidance goes on to say, “manufacturing marijuana, which includes production, such as planting, cultivation, growing, or harvesting, may lead to immigration consequences.”Tallahassee-based immigration attorney Elizabeth Ricci, of Rambana & Ricci, PL.L.C., believes this issue highlights the injustices faced by immigrants.“Immigrant farmworkers should be able to be employed in the legal marijuana industry without fear that their past or present employment will disqualify them from fully participating in society as U.S. citizens,” said Ricci.In 2016, over 70 percent of the Florida electorate voted in favor of legalizing medical marijuana. It is expected that by 2023, some 25,000 Floridians will work in the industry in positions ranging from accountants to budtenders.Ricci is hopeful the U.S. Department of Justice will uphold states’ rights by respecting voters, and lawmakers will request a formal adjustment of policies that negatively impact the legal immigration status of marijuana industry workers. Ricci hopes to shed light on this issue so that legal immigrants receive the treatment they deserve as permanent residents, and are not disenfranchised.