Maintaining employment and business activity is key

first_img“Swe are aware of the situation of the coronavirus epidemic and its impact on our entire economy, of which tourism is currently the most affected. Our Government is taking a responsible approach to solving the problem and the measures we will apply will be primarily to retain jobs and maintain the liquidity of employers whose business is directly affected by the viral crisis. “, said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli. According to eVisitor data, in the first 10 days of March, 30% less arrivals and overnight stays were recorded. He added that just last week, finance ministers discussed possible economic and financial consequences, as well as consequences for tourism. In conversations with tourism workers from various sectors, some state assistance or compensatory measures are expected in the transition period from the moratorium on loans, wage relief, etc.… It is certainly most important to maintain the liquidity of the tourism sector and jobs. Due to intensive monitoring of the coronavirus situation, sessions of the Tourist Board of the CNTB will be held once a week “Currently, all countries are doing analyzes, the situation is different, you see what is happening in Italy and in some other countries where the prevalence of coronavirus is much higher, ie this epidemic. At the moment, Croatia is holding talks with all interested segments of the Croatian economy. We had a meeting with hoteliers last week, and I instructed Ministers Marić, Horvat and Cappelli to consult with all sectors of the economy.”, Said Plenković yesterday. Kristjan Staničić, CNTB: Planned promotional campaigns on digital and online platforms in most markets have been postponed Today, the 62nd session of the Tourist Board of the Croatian Tourist Board was held, at which the members of the council decided that the sessions will be held once a week due to intensive monitoring of the situation regarding coronavirus. Plenković: We are working on finding measures to make the coronavirus crisis as harmful as possible to the Croatian economy Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli emphasized that they have already started seasonal employment and training in tourism and expressed his desire to retain the workforce, especially employees from the territory of the Republic of Croatia. He announced that measures to retain workers would be implemented soon. Cappelli also emphasizes that it is important to send a clear message that our tourism sector will be prepared and will provide all the necessary services to tourists who come to Croatia. he briefly conveyed some of the information from this meeting, but as far as could be read between the lines, it is obvious that we still have to wait for concrete measures, which, according to Minister Zdravko Maric, will be elaborated in more detail in the coming days. “The most endangered will be the transport sector, especially air transport, which is quite logical, and the second is, of course, the tourism sector. In both of these sectors, of course, Croatia will take appropriate measures. All ministries are currently monitoring the situation and we will then together, both at the European level and at the national level, continue to find ways to make the situation as harmful as possible for the Croatian economy.”, Concluded the Prime Minister. The meeting of Croatian ministers with representatives of economic associations and institutions, including representatives of the tourism sector, has ended. The burning issue was the impact of the coronavirus on the economy and the upcoming tourist season. Photo: Government of the Republic of Croatia The most vulnerable sectors of transport, especially air and tourism In the coming days, concrete measures will be known to help companies affected by the effects of coronavirus. “We are in constant contact with the most important tour operators, partners and entities from the tourism industry, as well as with colleagues from the European Travel Commission. In cooperation with the offices of the CNTB’s representative office in the world, we actively monitor the situation around the coronavirus every day, and we reacted in accordance with the new circumstances in terms of adjusting marketing and PR activities in the markets. Scheduled promotional campaigns on digital and online platforms in most markets have been delayed. Until the beginning of March, we successfully completed advertising as part of brand campaigns, while pre- and post-season promotion campaigns were postponed in order to place customized promotional messages at a more appropriate time to target groups in terms of their openness and readiness to travel after stabilization.” said CNTB Director Kristjan Stanicic.last_img read more

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Russia shuts state hotels, resorts as coronavirus cases rise past 1,000

first_imgTopics : Russia ordered its vast network of state-run hotels, resorts and recreational facilities to shut down from March 28 until June 1, as its number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose past 1,000.The official tally of confirmed cases jumped by a record daily amount for the third day in a row on Friday, bringing Russia’s total to 1,036 a day after it moved to suspend all international flights. Four people have died.Russia’s mass domestic tourism and recreation sector is still dominated by the state, a legacy from Soviet times. Millions of Russians still holiday each year at vast state-run hotels, resorts, health spas and children’s camps. President Vladimir Putin has declared next week a non-working week, and Moscow, the country’s worst-affected area, will this weekend close all cafes, restaurants and shops apart from those selling food and medicine, until April 5.The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia remains much lower than in many European countries, but the mayor of Moscow told Putin on Tuesday that the real scale of the problem in the capital far exceeded official figures.An opinion poll by the Moscow-based Levada Centre showed the majority of Russians, some 59 percent, do not believe the official figures. Twenty-four percent said they “absolutely” did not believe them and 35 percent said they only partially believed them, the poll showed.Putin said on Thursday he hoped Russia would defeat coronavirus in 2-3 months if it imposed tough measures quickly.On Friday, Putin signed legislation allowing the government to intervene to regulate some retail and wholesale medicine prices. last_img read more

‘Will push for Kabaddi’s inclusion in the 2024 Olympics’, says Rijiju

first_imgLast Updated: 7th October, 2019 18:10 IST ‘Will Push For Kabaddi’s Inclusion In The 2024 Olympics’, Says Rijiju Kiren Rijiju, Sports Minister of India, has stated that the Government will try to push for the inclusion of Kabaddi in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Written By “Kabaddi is a perfect example of how an indigenous sport has grown successfully. This I feel is the beginning of the sports culture that we envisaged for India which is now becoming a reality,” Rijiju said in a statement while speaking on KBD Live at Star Sports Studio.”We will definitely push hard for Kabaddi to be part of the next Olympics as we are a billion-plus powerful nation and so for this to become possible, we will have to put all our efforts together, but I am very confident about it,” he added. SUBSCRIBE TO US READ: Dream11, Jaipur Pink Panthers Vs Bengaluru Bulls: Player PredictionsPush for the inclusion of Kabaddi India which has been a dominant force in Kabaddi has been trying to push hard for its inclusion in the Olympics. In order for a sport to get included in the Olympics, it will have to first get the recognition from the International Olympic Committee. After that, its governing body will have to become a recognised International Federation (IF) of the IOC. The sport’s IF will then apply for acceptance as an Olympic sport by filing a petition that establishes its criteria of eligibility. However, after a vote of the IOC session in Lausanne, on June 25, the IOC refused to include any other sports for the programme of the 2024 Olympic Games. Paris, the host country of Olympics 2024 submitted its proposal to include breaking, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing on the programme. The Olympic Programme Commission will conduct an evaluation after which the executive board will make the final decision on the existing events and the proposed new events in 2020.READ: PKL 2019: Bengaluru Qualify For Playoffs With Win Over Haryana OTHER SPORTSREAD: Pawan Sehrawat Sets Pro Kabbadi Record With 39 Raid Points In A Match(With PTI inputs) Kiren Rijiju, Sports Minister of India, has stated the Government will try to push for the inclusion of Kabaddi in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Even though he did not elaborate on how this will be achieved, he cautioned that the inclusion of a new sport will be a long-drawn and a cumbersome process. This process usually involves intensive lobbying. Rijiju asserted that no matter what the circumstances, the Government is going to put their best forward in pushing the sport. India’s kabaddi team achieved bronze at the Jakarta Asian Games held in Indonesia last year, while the women’s team won silver after they lost to Iran in the final. READ: PKL 2019: Telugu Titans And Puneri Paltan Break Pro Kabaddi Record First Published: 7th October, 2019 18:10 ISTcenter_img COMMENT LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Ankita Chakraborty FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Tamale Stadium renamed Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium

first_imgThroughout his lifetime, Aliu Mahama was a supporter of youth and sports development and he helped raise awareness of discipline with his “Campaign for greater discipline.”He remains an inspiration to the youth as well as sportsmen and women irrespective of their socio-economic background or ethnicity, and a national icon. The ceremony for the renaming will take place on December 10, 2017, in Tamale. President Akufo-Addo has signed an Instrument to rename the Tamale Sports Stadium to Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, in honour of the late Aliu Mahama, the former Vice President.The renaming is part of the fifth-anniversary celebration of his passing. The late Aliu Mahama was a native Dagbon, who served as President John Agyekum Kufuor’s Vice President from 2001 – 2008.His development and promotion of sports, particularly football, began with the Real Tamale United (RTU) Football Club, where he was a founding member and bankroller for several years.center_img “It is proper to name after it the former Vice President to recognize his immense contribution to the development and promotion of sports, particularly, football,” the Instrument said. It added, “his significant contribution to the construction and development of the Stadium and his commitment to ensuring discipline and inspiring leadership in the youth of Ghana.” “The Tamale Sports Stadium holds great significance in the life of the late Alhaji Aliu Mahama as it remains a constant reminder of the realization of his effort at promoting football in the Northern Region. “It also achieves one of his lifelong goals of giving football fans in the Northern Region the opportunity to experience exhilarating local and international football matches,” a statement from the presidency said. last_img read more

NHL playoffs 2019: Evander Kane leaves Sharks’ Game 4 loss after vicious jab to Golden Knights’ Colin Miller

first_imgLeft jab from Kane 😳— Sharks on NBCS (@NBCSSharks) April 17, 2019Kane, who fought Ryan Reaves in Game 3 and compared the combat to “fighting the muffin man,” skated off to “Baby Shark” and “Do You Know The Muffin Man?” blaring through T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.Evander Kane gets ejected. @GoldenKnights lose their minds. “Baby Shark” and “Do You Know the Muffin Man” play over the speakers 😂— Cassie Soto (@_CassieSoto) April 17, 2019The 27-year-old Kane has tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in the series, but his fighting and subsequent comments have generated the most attention around the Sharks, who are one loss away from elimination.It’s possible that Kane won’t play again in this series, because he could be facing a suspension for punching Miller. There has been an abundance of suspensions in this year’s postseason: The Maple Leafs’ Nazem Kadri was suspended for the remainder of Toronto’s first-round series; Nikita Kucherov was suspended for Game 2 for the newly eliminated Tampa Bay Lightning; and Kane’s teammate Joe Thornton missed Game 4 because of an illegal check. Evander Kane thinks Ryan Reaves belongs in WWE, but on Tuesday, the San Jose Sharks winger was the one throwing punches.About halfway through the third period, Kane cross-checked Golden Knights center Paul Stastny, and then followed that up with a left-handed sucker punch of Colin Miller. Kane’s actions earned him an early ejection from the Sharks’ 5-0 Game 4 loss to Vegas, which put San Jose in a 3-1 hole in their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series.last_img read more

SPSCC Closes Winter Quarter with Musical and Film Performances

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSouth Puget Sound Community College brings Winter Quarter 2019 to a close in March with three musical performances between March 15 and March 21, as well as the quarterly Student Film Showcase on March 19. SPSCC music groups are a mix of college students and community members who perform in concert throughout the year.SPSCC Chorus and Chamber ChoirMatters of the HeartFriday, March 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main StageBuy TicketsThe South Puget Sound Community College Chorus and Chamber Choir present Matters of the Heart, an exploration of the joys and consequences of romantic love, featuring music by J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, U2, Billy Joel and Cole Porter. The Chorus and Chamber Choir are directed by Dr. John Guarente.South Puget Sound College OrchestraHigh-Brow and Low-BrowSaturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main StageBuy TicketsMusic from all classes of society is featured on this concert by the South Puget Sound College Orchestra. The concert opens with Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and a charming little piece by Steven Bryant, simply titled Dusk. After intermission, Seattle-based cellist Ryan Farris joins the orchestra for the second of Haydn’s cello concertos. The concert closes with Saint-Saens’ raucous “Danse Bacchanale” from Samson and Delilah. The Orchestra is directed by Cameron May.Student Film ShowcaseTuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m.Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main StageNo tickets requiredA free evening showcase featuring works by SPSCC’s own film students. The quarterly Student Film Showcase boasts exciting, inventive, and exhilarating movies created by local talent and future filmmakers.SPSCC Jazz Band with ObradorAn Evening of Cuban MusicThursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main StageBuy TicketsThe SPSCC Jazz Band, directed by James Schneider, will join local legends and long-term jazz stalwarts Obrador for an evening of Cuban and Latin music. Obrador – Spanish for “a doer of work” – began in Olympia in 1976 with a mission to use music and the arts as a community tool to build understanding among the world neighborhood. Their music is constantly evolving, with Haitian, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Brazilian influences, and they’re actively involved in a humanitarian gifting program with the children’s conservatory at the Guillermo Tomas School in Havana, Cuba.last_img read more

Christmas Tree Permit Sale Begins November 12, 2019

first_imgFacebook60Tweet0Pin0Submitted by United States Forest ServiceIt’s time to make holiday memories again and head outdoors for that perfect tree. Christmas tree permits will go on sale at Olympic National Forest offices on November 12.Visitors can come to the offices in Olympia, Quilcene or Quinault and purchase their $5 permit to cut their own Christmas tree on National Forest System land. Families with 4th graders who have an Every Kid Outdoors Pass can get a free cutting permit. The child must be present when picking up the permit.Informational material and a map showing where to harvest your tree will be included with the permit.A new requirement this year is that cut trees cannot be taller than 15 feet.Stop by one of our offices and get your permit. And then, start making holiday memories of your own!last_img read more

Watch: Nick Kyrgios was distracted because of a ‘hot chick’ in the crowd!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Reuters/TwitterAdvertisement az0tNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbt22ptWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5i2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) nu5Would you ever consider trying this?😱8qataCan your students do this? 🌚l74anRoller skating! Powered by Firework After Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios suffered a narrow defeat against Roger Federer on Saturday, he unveiled the reason behind his focus loss during the match- a ‘hot chick’ that was present in the crowd, and that he would marry her in an instant!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters/TwitterThe Swiss legend, who is currently ranked world No. 3, came back from a 6-7 defeat in the first set to a 7-5, 10-7 lead in the second and third set, a sweeping victory over the Aussie in the Laver Cup at Palexpo in Geneva, giving Team Europe a 5-3 secured lead over Team World.Kyrgios, 24, came to the bench during the second set, and revealed to his teammates that someone from the crowd had caught his eye, and blamed it on the attractive lady for his loss of focus. As the match progressed, it was seen that the world No. 27 had indeed lost his concentration.Advertisement The conversation was uploaded on Twitter by @PiedPiperValley. Check it out in the clip below-“I lost concentration, I saw a really hot chick in the crowd” 😂😂 #LaverCup #TeamWorld #Kyrgios — Gilfoyle (@PiedPiperValley) September 21, 2019All his teammates were seen cracking up as Kyrgios was heard saying: “I’ll be totally honest, I saw a hot chick in the crowd and lost concentration.”“Like, I’m being jarringly honest – I’d marry her right now. Right now.” Kyrgios added. Advertisementlast_img read more

TRAX Swimmers attend Short Course Provincial Championships

first_img All the swimmers achieved personal best times in several events with swimmers competing in finals each day of the Provincial swim meet. TRAX Swim Club swimmers competed in the Swim BC AAA Short Course Provincial Championship Swim Meet held in Surrey from March 5-7.TRAX Swim Club swimmers once again displayed their talent against the very best swimmers in the Province at the Swim BC AAA Provincial Championship in Surrey. Each swimmer had to achieve demanding swim standard qualifying times to have the opportunity to compete at this high level event. TRAX Swim Club has various levels of training with AAA swimmers conducting swim practice and dryland 15 – 20 hours a week. Anyone interested in joining the TRAX Swim Club can email: traxswimclub@gmail.comcenter_img The TRAX Swim Club took four swimmers; Aby Elwood, Ian Markus, Sharman Thomas and Jackson Konkin to represent our area.last_img read more