Crowds on all roads, and HGSS has an important message

first_imgSmart enough. And that this is not just a joke of the HGSS, but of important messages, shows the traffic accident that happened a few days ago on the Adriatic Highway.Source: Facebook HGSS From week to week, HAK warns of huge traffic jams on our roads, of course it is the “peak” of the season and traffic jams (although a mild word for the current situation on our roads) on our roads to and from the sea are something that has already become part part of the adventure. And the journey from point A to point B is part of the annual, right?Unfortunately, due to long-term growth based only on the growth of accommodation capacities, and not on the development of tourist destinations, from year to year we have increasing infrastructure problems in our tourist destinations, including our roads that simply cannot accommodate so many vehicles.The new mainland-Ciovo bridge doesn’t help either, because normally it’s just a short section with two lanes, and traffic jams happen before and after. All this is a consequence because we do not deal with tourism strategically and sustainably. How to expect the growth of arrivals and overnight stays, and at the same time we have not provided the prerequisites for the same, except for the accommodated capacity. But that is a broader topic for another discussion.But as we have a hundred people, a hundred surprises, so in abnormal situations, abnormal things happen, and so on our roads. A team from the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) warned of an abnormal thing in their already legendary way. And this is an opportunity to remind ourselves of some of the legendary messages and warnings for HGSS tourists.last_img read more

Reduce personal income tax – senator Bazil

first_img Share 103 Views 2 comments Tweet Share LocalNews Reduce personal income tax – senator Bazil by: – July 20, 2012center_img Share Senator Ezekiel BazilEzekiel Bazil, who contested the Wesley constituency at the 2009 general elections on a United Workers Party ticket, has proposed that the government should reduce the personal income tax rate or remove it altogether.Bazil told the Parliament on Wednesday that this reduction should be considered as it will lessen the burden on tax payers if the Value Added Tax (VAT) is being preserved.He explained that it is burdensome on tax payers to pay both the personal income tax and the value added tax.“This government intend to collect taxes of 33 million dollars from this small working pool and an additional 181 million dollars from VAT knowing that every person paying VAT are also paying income tax; this cannot be right to the people”.According to him, citizens who pay these taxes also need to be able to maintain their families and therefore need spending power.“I call on this Labour government Madam Speaker, to remove or reduce personal income tax and to give the working class some spending power, because these are the same persons Madam Speaker, after they have paid all this income tax, they are still subject to VAT, telephone, water, electricity, petroleum products. Madam Speaker if you go to the World Creole Music Festival, Madam Speaker, they are subjected to this VAT”.He proposed that instead of having both taxes; personal income tax and VAT, one should be removed.Bazil also noted that VAT and personal income tax are going to account for “fifty-eight percent of our gross revenue”. Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Bourdain exposes T&T crime stew

first_imgCelebrity 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.last_img read more

Wellington boys win, girls lose in Mulvane

first_imgWellington: J. Ledesma 10, Salvador 8, L. Snipes 4, Moore 4, A. Lewellen 3, K. Whaley 3, H. Wright 2, T. Zimmerman 2, A. Williams 2Mulvane: D. Donaldson 18, A. Burkhart 17, K. Melick 10, A. Wilson 6, S. Endres 4, R. Simon 2, R. Jacques 2, Chambers 2. Mulvane15171613—61 Mulvane1616156—53 Wellington11191614—60 Wellington: T. Nance 24, A. Dunn 15, C. Reichenberger 10, P. Daugherty 6, C. Phelps 3, P. Baker 2Mulvane: C. Dempsey 17, J. Dulaney 13, J. Price 8, G. Lampe 7, B. Doramus 6, T. Baker 2.•••••The Wellington girls probably have seen enough of the Mulvane gymnasium. The Lady Dukes are 1-3 in that gym after Friday’s loss after placing seventh a week ago.Carlie McComb was out of the game due to sickness.Jaedyn Ledesma was Wellington’s leading scorer with 10 points. Against Rose Hill in Wellington’s big 77-50 victory, McComb and Lauryn Snipes combined for 44 points. McComb was out and Snipes was held to 4 points Friday.Mulvane opened with a 15-7 first-quarter lead and was in front 32-16 at the half. The Wildcats would outscore the Dukes 16-11 and 13-11 in the third and fourth quarter.Wellington hosts El Dorado on Tuesday. The Crusaders then host Andale on their only home Friday night game which is also homecoming. The Duke will be crowned.Mulvane 61, Wellington 38center_img by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys basketball won its fifth consecutive game Friday with a 60-53 victory over Mulvane. The girls were not as fortunate losing to Mulvane 61-38.Both teams are 8-6.In the boys game, Trevor Nance scored 24 points – his third consecutive game of scoring over 20 points. Austin Dunn had 15 and Colin Reichenberger had 10.The Wildcats opened with a 16-11 lead but Wellington whittled that lead to two, trailing 32-30. Wellington was trailing Mulvane 48-47 going into the fourth quarter when the Crusader defense clamped down and allowed just six points in the fourth to win by seven. Wellington has not lost since playing at Winfield three weeks ago.Wellington 60, Mulvane 53 Wellington791111—38 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Cruise West ceases all operations

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F Cruise West announced that it would cease all operations effective immediately over the weekend. The Seattle-based small-ship operator has struggled to stay afloat over the past 12 months by aggressively pursuing a number of options to maintain operations. These different options, which have not managed to come to fruition, included investment, selling assets and selling the company. “I have never given up hope that we might be able to find a way to survive by working with the various interested parties.“I am absolutely heartbroken that this family legacy has come to an end,” said Dick West, Cruise West’s Chairman and Managing Director. “We have a product that appeals to the type of traveler who wants to experience the destination, not the inside of a ship.“We have a passionate following of repeat guests and I am particularly distressed that our most loyal guests who booked with us will now not be able to travel. “We have done absolutely everything to maintain operations, but with limited resources and current tight financial market, we simply cannot continue.” Cruise West has cancelled all future cruises in 2010 and beyond with the exception of this week’s Danube Cruise (Wednesday, September 22).The company has now in the process of contacting guests via phone, email, and through media outlets. “It is with a heavy heart that we close our doors, knowing that guests, travel agents, and partners will not receive the personal attention that they have grown to expect from us,” said Mr West. “I want to extend my most sincere thanks to our local employees, many of which have been here for decades.“I am devastated that, though they have given abundantly of their time and energy, we will unable to continue delivering memorable experience,” continued Mr West. Cruise West’s Galapagos partner, Canodros, operator of the Galapagos II, is working with the operator to provide an alternate program for booked guests. Director of the Small Ship Adventure Company, Maryann Anderson said the future of Small ship cruising worldwide is optimistic despite the end of Cruise West. “It is sad to see a family company like Cruise West collapse after nearly 64 years. “Cruise West forged the way for small ship cruising in Alaska and should be credited for being true pioneers in developing and defining the small ship cruise market as it is today.” She continued, “We have seen the Small Ship Cruise Market grow to become an important niche market for cruise specialist travel agencies over the past decade and we want to urge travel agents to feel confident in the positive outlook of the small ship cruise market.” Ms. Anderson said her company would work with agents to find an alternative small ship cruise to replace any Cruise West cruise in 2010 / 11.last_img read more

VAIO 125inch SX12 the MOST PORTS on a laptop EVER

first_imgUS$999.99 – $999.99 TodayYesterday7 days ago30 days ago VAIO SX14 – Intel Core i5-8265U | 8GB Memory (RAM) | 256GB PCIe SSDcenter_img In an age where we’re slowly going port-less, and if Apple had its way we’d be living our lives from dongles, so VAIO has changed this offering ALL THE PORTS on its new SX12 laptop. Check out the new 12.5-inch laptop and the ports you get: We’re talking: 3x USB-A USB-C HDMI Ethernet An SD card slot VGA(!) A headphone jack Inside, we can expect an Intel 8th-Gen CPU in either Core i5 or Core i7 (quad-core chips) with up to 16GB of RAM, and up to a 1TB SSD. VAIO is offering up a nice 14-hour battery life, a full-sized “silent keyboard”, optional LTE connectivity, a multi-touch trackpad with two buttons, a fingerprint sensor, and anti-glare coating on the 12.5-inch display. The new VAIO SX12 will first splash down in Japan for anywhere between $1100 and $2000 depending on what internal hardware you opt for, and the choice of color. Buy $999.99 last_img read more