The Ministry of Tourism held a working meeting with representatives of the hotel industry and camps

first_img/ / / IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS MORE ARRIVALS AND LESS NIGHTS During the first quarter, the dominance of destinations with an active hotel offer and destinations profiled in the city break domain and special interests such as business tourism, health tourism, etc. is evident. During the presentation of the current tourist results in 2019 at the working meeting, it was pointed out that by the end of April, a total of 1,4 million arrivals and 3,2 million overnight stays were recorded in hotel accommodation in Croatia, which represents a 10 percent increase in arrivals and 5 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period last year. Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Poreč are the leading destinations in the hotel accommodation segment so far this year. Today, at a working meeting with representatives of the hotel industry and camps in Rovinj, Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli discussed the state of booking for the coming summer months of the tourist year and current tourist results, current legislation in the hotel and overall tourism business. and opportunities for long-term solutions to ensure a sufficient number of skilled workers in tourism and hospitality and other topics related to the work of the hotel industry.center_img Regarding the forecasts for the summer part of the year, it was stated that tourist traffic is expected at the level of last year, and the overall year-round traffic will be in line with expectations, ie estimates presented at the beginning of the tourist year. . “In hotels and camps we have a total of 26 percent of accommodation capacity in Croatia, and the average consumption of guests staying in hotels is even 55 percent higher than the average consumption in all types of accommodation. Therefore, it is important that we continuously conduct a dialogue with representatives of the hotel and camping industry as well as other representatives of the private sector in order to contribute to increasing the quality of Croatian tourism. The Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Ministry of Tourism are actively working on improving the legislative framework and providing support for the development of the tourist offer. We have started to change the entire tourism legislation in order to professionalize, decentralize and rationalize the tourism system, and by the end of the mandate we plan to adopt a new Tourism Development Strategy that will be the seal of our work and provide a framework for sustainable, comprehensive and competitive tourism development.” stressed Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli after the meeting.last_img read more

Can we expect a “Residency by Investment” program in Croatia?

first_imgAre we ready to follow the trends that the world has known for years and do investors go to neighboring countries to realize their ideas? The results achieved in these countries indicate that the private and public sectors have achieved great success and direct investment that has provided them with direct revenues to the state budget, but also encouraged the development of the private sector with fresh capital and new ideas. I am of the opinion that if we want to keep up with the competition and encourage investment in the future, we must respond to market demands as soon as possible so as not to add up their successful results and analyze what needs to change in us. Is Croatia ready for such a challenge and is there the political will to introduce such measures?  How to attract foreign investment, achieve an increase in economic activity and maintain the value of the real estate market in the future is one of the main issues these days.  The Golden Visa program is well known in the business world and has been applied for several years by other EU members such as Austria, Portugal and Greece, and was recently introduced by neighboring Montenegro. The program allows attracting foreign direct investment and increasing overall economic activity in the country. LOUD THINKING / Author: Marko Pažanin, Croatia Sotheby’s International Realtylast_img read more

Delta Lloyd AM completes specialist teams in ongoing strategy revamp

first_imgReferring to the company’s relationship with insurer Delta Lloyd, the group’s low-cost defined contribution PPI vehicle and its pending general pension fund (APF), he said the asset manager would be able to “turn its hand to anything”.Maters said Delta Lloyd AM’s new policy would seek to further integrate responsible investment, with a dedicated team of SRI specialists, as well as at least one expert per investment team.“By having subjects assessed by various specialists, we expect to achieve better results,” he said.Delta Lloyd AM manages €54bn in institutional and private assets, including €5bn for approximately 30 pension funds.Maters said he expected “sturdy growth” in pension assets under management but declined to provide further details.He did reveal, however, that Delta Lloyd’s general pension fund, awaiting supervisory approval, aimed to manage €6bn in pension assets by 2020.Over the last two years, the asset manager has lost a number of important fund managers, including Maters’s predecessor, Alex Otto; head of equity Jack Jonk; and head of interest Sandor Steverink.Last spring, ratings agency Morningstar lowered the asset manager’s rating from ‘neutral’ to ‘negative’, and the downgrading, according to Maters, was largely due to its new strategy.“Morningstar has faith in our new people, but it wants to see how the new strategy turns out first,” he said.Among Delta Lloyd AM’s newly appointed specialists is Emile Ferjane, who has started as portfolio manager on the fixed income credit team.He joined from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he has been an analyst and portfolio manager. Delta Lloyd AM named Maurice Meertens as portfolio manager on the illiquid fixed income team as of 1 November.Meertens comes from Rabobank, where he was a credit analyst.The company further appointed Dmitry Zamkovoy as portfolio manager on the fixed income rates team as of 15 November.Over the last four years, he has served as a fixed income trader at Rabobank.Angus Steel, senior portfolio manager on the equity team, is to leave as of 1 November.Meanwhile, Berber Harkema has started on the equity team as management trainee.Maters said his investment teams were nearly complete following the newest appointments, with the only vacancies being in equities (two) and fixed income (three). Delta Lloyd AM employs a full-time staff of 160. Delta Lloyd Asset Management has appointed a number of fund managers as part of a new strategy aimed at “pro-actively offering integrated and sustainable solutions” for Dutch pension funds and medium-sized insurers.With the appointment of managers for credit, illiquid fixed income and rates, Delta Lloyd AM said it had nearly completed a reshuffle of its expertise after the implementation of its new strategy.Jacco Maters, chief executive and CIO, said the asset manager’s new strategy aimed to achieve maximum returns for clients while taking into account the restrictions imposed by the new financial assessment framework (nFTK).He said Delta Lloyd AM was expecting “significant” interest for integrated solutions and considered itself well positioned to meet demand.last_img read more

Gold Coast’s ‘pink bungalow’ hits the market

first_img MORE NEWS: Best Hamptons-style homes on the market It has been designed to look like the Beverly Hills Hotel. The property has become well-known in the area because of its pink and green colour scheme.“We’ve made quite a few changes to it to personalise it but it was a great home to start with,” he said. “(It) was a good quality constructed home when we bought it.”Part of personalising the home was giving it a name.“My wife decided on the name,” Mr Willems said.“There are more and more properties on the Gold Coast that have a name attached to them.“It’s kind of quirky and kind of cool.”With its pink palette and green and white accents inspired by The Beverly Hills Hotel, Mr Willems said they tried to keep its interior on trend.“We thought, ‘well, why not try to make it look a bit like that’,” he said.The sprawling residence spans three levels with a tropical lagoon-style pool taking centre stage outside. The owners gave it a fresh look after they bought it in 2017. They added some extra rooms and overhauled the colour scheme.A bridge connects the house with a poolside cabana, which is ideal for entertaining guests.The house’s ground floor is open plan with a seamless flow between the living room, dining area and kitchen.There is also a separate family room with kitchenette and sunroom.The top two levels are dedicated to five bedrooms, including the main.Referred to as the ‘master wing’, it includes a living area, ensuite with a second separate toilet as well as a dressing hall with multiple wardrobes.While the Willems family loved the house, it was mostly the location that attracted them to it two years ago. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Loud wallpaper is featured throughout the house. Even in the bathroom.“The location, Main Beach, is a triple A-grade suburb,” he said. “Having double allotments at Main Beach is also so hard to find – we’ve got the best part of 1100sq m of land.”It is for this reason they won’t be leaving the suburb when they sell the property.“We’ve got something right on the sand,” Mr Willems said. The Main Beach Bungalow is due to go under the hammer on March 14. “Whoever buys it, I don’t think they’ll ever regret it,” Mr Willems said.The property will go under the hammer on March 14 onsite at 11am. It stands out from its neighbours. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 The Main Beach Bungalow at 46-48 Peak Ave has hit the market.ITS pink facade and quirky name have become renowned in Main Beach but its impressive interior has remained relatively secret – until now.An eclectic style with bold wallpaper and luxury features characterise The Main Beach Bungalow on Peak Ave, which has hit the market.Inspired by the famous Beverly Hills Hotel, it is unlike any other property on the Gold Coast.Owner Micheal Willems, a real estate agent with Ray White Surfers Paradise Group, bought the house with his wife, Dayna, in October 2017 and revamped it.The couple added some extra rooms and overhauled the colour scheme but Mr Willems said all the hard work had already been done before they moved in. MORE NEWS: Inside $2 million fairytale castlelast_img read more

Judith K. “Judy” Schneider

first_imgJudith K Schneider, 78, of Florence, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017.She was born February 14, 1939 in Rushville, IN, daughter of the late Frank and Aileen (Stamm) Cullison.She worked as an upholsterer for Hill Rom for over 9 years.Judy was a member of and employed by, Heritage Fellowship Assembly of God, Florence, KY. She was a member of the church for over 30 years. Bob and Judy were married over 37 years, and known to many as “Mr. and Kidd”. Judy was an avid reader. She loved to crochet and make crafts. Judy loved western movies. She especially loved her church and family.Surviving are husband, Robert Schneider of Florence, IN; children, Jeff Dennis of Avon, IN, Pam Graber of Elkhart, IN, Jeanie Kendall of Batavia, OH, Cindy Baker of Rio Grande, OH, Patti Louks of Greendale, IN.,David Schneider of Milan, IN; siblings, Susie Beaver of Jeffersonville, IN, Dick Cullison of Greenwood, IN; 11 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by parents and sons, Bobby, and Stevie Schneider.Graveside services will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm in Greendale Cemetery, with Pastor Cleddie Keith officiating.Contributions may be made to the Heritage Fellowship Assembly of God. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.last_img read more

Mary Ann Disch – Weisburg, Indiana

first_imgMary Ann Disch passed peacefully into the loving arms of the Lord on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Springs in Richmond, Indiana. The bright blue eyes that always twinkled with love and just a touch of mischief, her ever present smile, and her sweet and kind disposition will be an everlasting blessing and legacy to those who have been lucky enough to have the privilege of knowing her.Born on March 7, 1929 to Elizabeth and Arthur Hemke in Weisburg, Indiana, twenty years later she married Herbert Riehle, who had 10 brothers and five sisters, all of whom grew up in a two bedroom log cabin which they referred to as the Homestead. She reveled in being welcomed into the huge family, and loved time spent on the original family farm in Sunman with her husband’s brother Vesty, and his wife Ruth.Herbert and Mary Ann loved camping all across the United States, breeding Dachshund dogs, playing euchre, and picking apples and making apple cider every fall.    Mary Ann took the train to Cincinnati to become a licensed cosmetologist, adding yet another skill to her creative repertoire, which already included gardening, floral designing, painting and sewing.  But the highlight of their marriage was adopting their two children, Tom and Janie.  Boy Scout and Girl Scout activities were cheerfully added to their list of hobbies.  Years later, she shared her bragging rights to anyone who listen about Tom achieving Eagle Scout and his dedication to his hobby, Living History, and Janie’s singing and career as a Master Chef.But heartbreak befell the family in 1971 when Herbert passed away of a heart attack.  The Hemke family stepped up to help out, and Tom and Janie recall fond memories of being taken to ball games and sports and family activities, especially by Aunt Colletta and Uncle Cletus Weber and their 12 children.   In the ensuing years, Mary Ann would return the favor by helping out in a caregiver role, helping to schedule appointments or rides as needed.A devoutly religious woman, Mary Ann kept the faith and never missed a Sunday at church.  That’s when the miracle happened.  As she walked up the aisle to Communion, Jack Disch, a widower with four children, saw her and “instantly fell in love” as he described it.  He immediately asked her out to dinner.  Suddenly, Tom and Janie found themselves waiting up for their mother to return from her date.  Come to find out, they had been sitting in the driveway talking and laughing.  Six months later in June, 1976, they walked down the same aisle together, this time as man and wife, with Jack’s children, Randy, Tommy, Bobby and Kathy in tow.  And that’s when the real-life fairy-tale reality show started.   They were often referred to as the Brady Bunch.The couple eventually built their dream home in Fairfield, where Mary Ann’s silk arrangements and art adorned the walls.  They treasured the quiet moments spent enjoying ice cream in the gazebo every night, overlooking the fish pond that Jack had designed for her, surrounded by their beautiful landscaping.  Christmas was always a treat, with an abundance of freshly decorated cookies and delicious food concocted by Mary Ann.  The children and grandchildren opened with glee her matching expertly-stitched pajamas and handmade Santas.   Or if anyone needed a haircut or perhaps a wedding dress, or showmanship clothes for horseback riding, Mary Ann was the go-to Grandma. Jack, with his no nonsense attitude, even became a curtain installer. With his quick wit and ready grin he was the go-to for everything else, hence the family dubbed him Jack of all trades.  Sadly, Jack passed away in 2014 of Alzheimer’s, which would eventually take Mary Ann as well.During her time convalescing, Mary Ann won several coveted awards from Indiana University for her artistry with OMA (Opening Minds through Art).Mary Ann Disch will always be remembered for her everlasting grace, kindness and ability to infuse us with her incredible joy for life and love.  Long live the beauty that she instilled in all of us.Mary Ann is survived by her children and their spouses:  Tom and Cris Riehle, Janie and Dr. Robert Fleming, Bob and Teri Disch, Kathy and Dan Veit, Randy and Jeannine Disch; grandchildren and spouses Ryann Fleming, Benjamin and Casey Fleming, Emily and Kyle Oehler, Adam Riehle, Meghann and Lance Mayfield, Jarrod and Jamie Disch, Paula Reed, Kelly and Justin Jump, and great-grandchildren Maverick Fleming, River Meinsen, Remy Mayfield, Luke Mayfield, Tatum Disch, Cody Fannin, Hailie Jump and Porter Jump.She is preceeded in death by her parents, Elizabeth and Arthur Hemke, husbands Herbert Riehle and Jack Disch, brother Raymond Hemke and son Tommy Disch.Visitation is scheduled at St.  Paul Church (All Saints Parish) on May 9, 2019  at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial officiated by Father Jonathan Meyer.  Pallbearers are Tom Riehle, Adam Reihle, Dr. Robert Fleming, Benjamin Fleming, Bob Disch and Dan Veit.last_img read more

Cricket News IPL 2019 Auction: Five overseas players who might fetch big bucks

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Indian Premier League 2019 auction is just a couple of days away. The event, which will be held in Jaipur, will feature 346 players go under the hammer. There are a total of nine overseas players in the Rs 2 crore elite base price bracket. However, there are other international players who are priced at a lower rate and could become either wonderful bargain buys or rake in huge sums of money. With most Australian players unavailable for majority of the IPL due to World Cup commitments, players from New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa and this time, England can be expected to get huge money in the auction. Here are some of the foreign players to look out for in the 2019 IPL Auction.1.)    Sam Curran – Base price of Rs 2 croreThe England hurt India with both bat and ball in the recently concluded Test series. His big-hitting lower down the order and his sensible bowling, combined with a wonderful game situation awareness, has made him a hot property in international cricket. With his availability confirmed for the full tournament, most franchises might go all out for his services.2.)    Shimron Hetmyer – Base price of Rs 50 lakhsHis explosive batting in the series against India grabbed plenty of attention. His 106 and 94 in the first two ODIs displayed all the traits of Caribbean cricket, fearless, full of flair and dashing strokeplay. The youngster could be one of the biggest buys in this edition of the IPL.3.)    Lockie Ferguson – Base price of Rs 1 croreHe has pace and was one of the most economical bowlers for Rising Pune Supergiant during the IPL 2017 campaign. Ferguson’s ability to extract pace and bounce on placid wickets is what gives him an advantage. In his recent international outing, he took 5/45 against Pakistan and many teams might be tempted to use him primarily as a strike bowler.4.)    Jason Holder – Base price of Rs 75 lakhsThe West Indies skipper provides leadership and has been one of the key players for the side with both bat and ball. On current form, Holder will be a vital asset to the side in addition to his leadership skills.5.)    Joe Denly – Base price of Rs 1 croreHe made a grand comeback to the international stage after a gap of eight years. On his comeback, he picked up 4/19 and chipped in with a useful 20 to win the match and also the Man of the Match award. Denly’s exploits in the Big Bash League and in the Pakistan Super League could make him a useful utility all-rounder in a franchise. last_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: Class of 2017 QB Tommy DeVito verbally commits to Orange

first_imgAdvertisementThis is placeholder textDeVito is ranked with three stars and as the 58th best pro-style quarterback in the 2017 class, according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound signal-caller also had offers from Bowling Green, Rutgers, Maryland and Boston College, among others. He is the third player from Don Bosco (New Jersey) Prep to choose the Orange in the past three years, joining sophomore safety Daivon Ellison and sophomore linebacker Kyle Kleinberg.The Orange’s current quarterback group includes sophomore Eric Dungey, junior Austin Wilson, junior Zack Mahoney and freshman Rex Culpepper.To track the rest of Syracuse’s 2017 recruiting class, click here. Comments Published on April 16, 2016 at 2:27 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: Track the Class of 2017 Class of 2017 quarterback Tommy DeVito has verbally committed to Syracuse, he announced in a tweet Saturday afternoon.DeVito is SU’s third 2017 commitment and first since head coach Dino Babers was hired in December. He joins wide receiver Daewood Davis and linebacker Isaiah McDuffie. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Busy evening ahead in Tipp soccer leagues

first_imgSt Michaels v Peake Villa 6:30pm J LyonsCashel Town v Old Bridge 6:30pm P KeaneGalbally United v Clonmel Town 6:30pm J Maguire,Two Mile Borris v Tipperary Town 6:30pm J Teehan (North Tipperary) Premier Division LeagueLough Derg    v   Thurles Town 6.30pmNenagh Celtic v  Cloughjordan 6.30pmBallymackey   v   B. T. Harps 6.30pm Both the TS&DL and NT&DL have decided to move their fixtures to avoid a clash with Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final between Tipperary and Mayo.These are the games due to be played:(South Tipperary) Clonmel Credit Union Premier Leaguelast_img read more

TOTO offers ‘sleeve support’ for distressed Eredivisie clubs

first_imgShare Intralot accelerates Nederlandse Loterij retail transformation July 29, 2020 Submit Netherlands Remote Gambling Act submitted for EC review July 15, 2020 Share StumbleUpon SG ramps up digital expansion with Nederlandse Loterij deal August 24, 2020 Related Articles TOTO, the Netherlands monopoly licensed sportsbook and football pools operator has undertaken a spree of football partnerships, as the Dutch Eredivisie prepares for its October restart following the cancellation of season 2019/2020. Under lockdown, TOTO the sportsbook property of Dutch national lottery operator Nederlandse Loterij has secured nine Eredivisie partnerships – as the monopoly bookmaker becomes the official sleeve sponsor of Feyenoord, Sparta Rotterdam, Willem II, FC Utrecht, FC Groningen, ADO Den Haag, FC Twente and RKC Waalwijk. Nederlandse Loterij is reported to be in discussions with all Eredivisie clubs, seeking to promote TOTO as a league sponsor, helping Dutch football clubs and development programmes recover from pandemic circumstances.Dutch news sources report that Nederlandse Loterij will pay between €200,000-to-€300,000 for individual club sleeve sponsorships, offering financial relief for Eredivisie teams.  Last April, the Dutch government ordered the Dutch FA (KNVB) to terminate the Eredivisie 2019/2020 league, enforcing that the Netherlands would hold no large-scale public events until September.  Dutch government orders have led to the KNVB and Eredivisie agreeing on a provisional 09 October restart date – a month behind other major European football leagues (La Liga, Premier League and Bundesliga). Industry observers currently await for the European Commission’s response to the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ for final review on competition and fair market practices, as the Dutch government aims to launch its regulated online gambling marketplace on 1 July 2020.last_img read more