Cro cards, tourist land, new strategy, lower VAT…

first_imgAs we know, the strategy for the development of our tourism expires in the second year, more precisely until 2020, and a new one will be drafted soon. What is important is the new strategy of our tourism will be done for a period of 7 years, not 10 years. A new tourism strategy As part of the draft law on value added tax, which is currently under public debate, it has been proposed to reduce the VAT rate for the preparation and serving of food in restaurants to 13 percent. Not all the details are known yet, nor what exactly the proposed reduction of VAT to 13 percent for food in catering will refer to, but certainly how the lower VAT in catering will open a new one. Also, the new Aliens Act will come into force next year. The new law will allow the import of foreign labor without any quotas. Currently, out of 18.800 quotas for labor imports, practically everything is fulfilled, more precisely about 17.500 quotas. However, it is pointed out that special attention will be paid to maximally activating the domestic workforce, although it is not yet known how to implement it. Finally, we received a cancer of the wound of our tourism, which certainly hampered investments in our tourism – of course it is a question of tourist land, ie the Law on Unrated Construction Land. It is about 10 million square meters that have hampered investment in tourism for 20 years. During the four days, there were a lot of events, and so a lot of statements that could be drawn from the leading people in tourism. But let’s go in order. Tourism development study of all five Slavonian counties Thus, the Cro card project has been announced once again, which should start on January 01, 2020, but although I still do not know exactly how the technical project will be implemented, it is known that employers will have the opportunity to give their workers tax-free HRK 2.500. for the consumption of tourist facilities with the aim of encouraging domestic tourists to travel exclusively in Croatia and outside the main tourist season. According to statements from the Tourist Forum in Osijek, the bill is coming to the Government in two weeks, and the entire procedure is expected to be completed by January 01, 2020, when the law should enter into force. Lower VAT in catering Aliens Act – simplified labor imports  Although the synergy, ie the definition of one brand Slavonia, and not as before that five (5 Slavonian counties) should have been made before DHT.a and UHPA Day in Slavonia, as well as one tourist platform, to use the focus of the media and the profession this year in Slavonia, soon that document should see its light of day. The development strategy for five Slavonian counties is being worked on for the period from 2019 to 2025. Cro cards Family farms will finally get a little wind in their backs Minister Capelli also announced that the sojourn tax for guests of family farms will be lower. When and how much Tourist land Lots of stories, guesses, information on the dropper, trial PR balloons, etc.… but we will soon see the content. In any case, various new changes have been introduced since the second year. The days of Croatian tourism, which were held in Slavonia for the first time, are over, and the impressions are still adding up. What is certain is that the reactions are extremely positive, and Slavonia not only met expectations, in fact, the reaction was high above expectations and everyone was impressed by what they saw and experienced. According to official information, there were over 1.500 applications to DHT in Slavonia, the most so far. Photo: Visit Slavonia Baranjalast_img read more

Faith Cain records third-straight multi-hit game in 8-1 victory over Binghamton

first_imgWhether it be “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra, “The Recipe” by Kodak Black, or “What Dreams Are Made Of” by Hilary Duff, Syracuse walk-up songs vary. No song, however, is as boisterous as Faith Cain’s selection.“AAAAAAHHHH, tear it up, Lemme see you tear it up,” booms through the speakers. “All across the board we gon’ tear it up. We gon’ bounce it till the beat cut off.”“Yes,” Cain said when asked if “Tear It Up” by Yung Wun is meant to intimidate pitchers. “I love my walk-up song.”In Syracuse’s last three games, Cain has proved that opposing pitchers should be concerned when she is at the plate, and not for the rambunctious rap lines that come before she steps foot in the batter’s box. Cain hit safely in the five-straight games leading up Tuesday, including two consecutive multi-hit games.Cain continued her hot streak at the plate, tallying two hits and two RBI to lead Syracuse (27-18, 8-11 Atlantic Coast) over Binghamton (11-21, 4-7 America East), 8-1, for the Orange’s seventh-straight victory, which have all come at Skytop Softball Stadium. After recording five hits in her first 18 appearances this season, Cain has been at the center of SU’s newfound offensive success which has helped the Orange clinch a spot in the ACC Tournament on Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the second-straight game, Alexa Romero struck out the side in the top of the first inning, and the Orange scored four runs in the bottom of the inning. Cain’s first plate appearance came with the bases loaded after two walks and a hit by pitch from Binghamton starting pitcher Rayn Gibson. Cain lined a double to right field, giving the Orange its first runs of the game.When the ball shot off Cain’s bat, it looked as if the senior would be celebrating her first home run of the season. It fell just short, though, hitting the top of the right field wall. After crushing six long balls last season, the second-highest mark on the team, Cain has struggled to send the ball deep this year. She had just two extra base hits on the season before Tuesday’s game.“I was hoping it was out, I haven’t had a really solid hit in a while,” Cain said. “It was nice. I just wish it would’ve gone over.”Cain’s two-run double sparked two more first-inning runs from the Orange. Michala Maciolek eventually drove in Cain with a single up the middle to give SU an early four-run lead. Once Binghamton relieved Gibson with Makenzie Goluba after the first inning, Syracuse’s hitters struggled to adjust.In the third, Cain led off the inning with a line drive up the middle. It was her second hard-hit ball of the day, something she has constantly produced during her now six-game hit streak. Cain’s recent consistency can be credited to her stellar work ethic, shortstop Sammy Fernandez said.“During the game, me and Hannah (Dossett) looked at each other and said, ‘we love when Faith does good,’” Fernandez said. “She’s probably the hardest worker on this team. I’ll be walking through Manley and she’ll be in the cage working. It’s just great to see her succeed on the field.”Although Cain failed to add another hit in her final two plate appearances, she posted two quality at-bats. Down two strikes in the fourth, Cain fouled off a pitch to keep the at-bat alive. The next pitch, Bearcat pitcher Rozlyn Price pelted Cain in the arm to load the bases. During her final at-bat in the fifth, the Omaha, Nebraska, native drilled the ball to third base, where Kate Richard made a difficult play to gather and tag the baserunner to end the inning.Although Cain’s start to the season did not go as expected, SU head coach Mike Bosch said, the senior is rounding into form at the right time. Her recent stretch boosted her batting average to .350, the second-highest mark on the team.“She’s been sharp at the plate, hitting pitches that are hittable, stepping up in situations, handling the moment,” Bosch said. “That’s really big because we’ll need her the next couple of weeks.” Comments Published on April 24, 2018 at 8:23 pm Contact David: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike

first_imgTmrw at 11 am ET, we will be holding a press conference to disclose a major high school/college basketball scandal perpetrated by @Nike that we have uncovered. This criminal conduct reaches the highest levels of Nike and involves some of the biggest names in college basketball.— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) March 25, 2019But federal prosecutors announced within minutes that it was Avenatti who was facing criminal charges. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Avenatti ​”attempted to extract more than $20 million in payments from a publicly traded company by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational harm on the company if his demands were not met.”​ Related News A complaint  unsealed Monday said Avenatti contacted Nike last week saying he was representing an AAU coach whose contract with Nike had recently expired. Avenatti claimed the coach had evidence that Nike employees had “authorized and funded payments to the families of top high school basketball players and/or their families and attempted to conceal those payments.” Avenatti threatened to go public with his information unless Nike paid the AAU coach $1.5 million and retained Avenatti to conduct an internal investigation. #MichaelAvenatti charged with engaging in a scheme to extort Nike— US Attorney SDNY (@SDNYnews) March 25, 2019Prosecutors said Avenatti was then recorded on a March 20 call with Nike lawyers saying, “I’m not f—ing around with this, and I’m not continuing to play games. … You guys know enough now to know you’ve got a serious problem.”Avenatti continued: “A few million dollars doesn’t move the needle for me. I’m just being really frank with you. So it that’s what, if that’s what’s being contemplated, the let’s just say it was good to meet you and we’re done. I’ll proceed with my press conference tomorrow.” Avenatti, 48, is also charged in a separate federal case in Los Angeles, where he is also facing bank and wire fraud charges for alleged embezzlement unrelated to the New York extortion case.​The same U.S. Attorney’s office has led the investigation into a wide-ranging college basketball bribery scandal centering on payments allegedly funneled to top recruits, with officials from Nike’s rival Adidas among those implicated. Shortly after Michael Avenatti promised to reveal a “major” scandal carried out by Nike, the Justice Department charged the high-profile attorney with attempting to extort millions from the sportswear company. Avenatti, the lawyer most famous for representing Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits against President Donald Trump, tweeted Monday that he was going to hold a press conference Tuesday “to disclose a major high school/college basketball scandal” and that the “criminal conduct reaches the highest levels of Nike and involves some of the biggest names in college basketball.” Former Auburn assistant Chuck Person pleads guilty to bribery in federal courtlast_img read more