A package of tourist laws was also on the agenda of today’s session of the Parliament.The most important among them is certainly the proposal Of the Law on Tourist Boards and the Promotion of Croatian Tourism, which needs to be revised not only to implement the measures set out in the Tourism Development Strategy for the period until 2020, but also to increase its overall efficiency, especially at regional and local level, all to ensure preconditions for systematic implementation of destination management.The most important changes in the proposal of the mentioned law concern the establishment of the system of tourist boards according to the model of destination management organizations, in the sense that the tourist system is reorganized through merging and rationalization within the system with the application of the principle of financial self-sufficiency. For several units of local or regional self-government through the allocation of financial resources. Also, the tasks of tourist boards are redefined while respecting the principle of self-sufficiency, in such a way that the tasks of the local tourist board are defined exclusively as operational. , while the tasks of the regional tourist community are focused on operational activities, but with certain strategic elements through four basic groups of tasks: strategic planning and development, tourism system management, information and research, and marketing. The tasks of the CNTB, as a national tourism organization, are primarily focused on marketing and promoting tourism at the national level. Among the important changes contained in the draft law is the amendment limiting the share of members in the assembly to local tourist boards to 30% (instead of 40% so far), all in order to prevent individual entities from having the upper hand in decision-making.Proposal Law on membership fees in tourist boards contains novelties that will simplify the membership fee calculation process, and due to administrative relief and reduction of business costs create a better business environment. In particular, tourist classes are abolished, and consequently membership fee rates will not be determined depending on the tourist class. for the calculation of the membership fee from the current 28 to 5, the obligation to pay the membership fee is deleted for a part of the taxpayer, while the scope of payment of the same is reduced for a part of the taxpayer. Banks are also obliged to pay membership fees. Legal and natural persons operating in assisted areas (groups I-IV) will pay a membership fee reduced by 20%. It is also proposed a different distribution of tourist membership fees in such a way that regional tourist boards instead of the current 10% of the mentioned source of income will receive 15%, while the CNTB will receive 25% instead of the previous 20%. It is anticipated that these measures will relieve the economy of around HRK 11 million annually.Basic changes in the proposal Of the Tourist Tax Act relate to the decentralization of decision-making on the amount of tourist tax. Specifically, the amount of the tourist tax would no longer be determined by the Government of the Republic of Croatia, but by the county assemblies, ie the City Assembly of the City of Zagreb, while the Minister of Tourism would regulate only the minimum and maximum amount of the tourist tax. Among the most important innovations are those concerning the different distribution of tourist tax funds, so that regional tourist boards would receive 10% instead of the current 15%, while the CNTB would receive 25% of the total amount of the tax instead of the current 20%.You can see the whole presentation and discussion below in the attachment.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”
Kolkata: The boys from Jammu & Kashmir are sweating it out at the Moti Bagh ground in Baroda as they prepare for the upcoming domestic season of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Till a couple of days back, they weren’t even sure what the future had planned for them. After all, it wasn’t any normal time in the life of these cricketers from the Valley.The abrogation of Article 370 by the Indian government and the advisory before that saw the boys being asked to leave the state. There was a month of inactivity from early August till the start of September when the players did not have a place to stay. It was then that mentor Irfan Pathan spoke to officials of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association, including CEO Ashiq Ali Bukhari and planned to give advertisements on television which drew the Kashmiri players to report to the JKCA office in Jammu.”The plan worked after we put out the advertisement in late August. Then we decided to bring them to Baroda and hold a camp before the Vijay Hazare Trophy,” Irfan told IANS.Due to the curfew in many parts of the valley after the state got special status, the players could not be contacted and it was then that Bukhari and administrator C.K. Prasad finally met in Delhi to create a solution.The camp has been underway from August 6 at Baroda under the watchful eyes of Irfan but to come this far, it was nothing short of a struggle. First, the JKCA had to stay away from the Vizzy Trophy after it failed to connect with the players due to a communication breakdown in the valley.”We had started the camp in mid-June and we had made good progress. When the camp got called off in early August, it was time for the matches and training. We know that we are running behind time but we needed to find a way to make sure boys stay in a good frame of mind to play a certain level of cricket,” Irfan said highlighting the problem they faced in the lead up to the Vijay Hazare Trophy which begins on September 24.There is only one ground in Jammu and it became impossible to practice there as other age-group players also needed to train. Usually, the team trains in Srinagar till early November and then shifts to Jammu during winters.”It is not an ideal situation. We are slightly under-prepared but we will try our best,” Irfan said after the boys — 26 of them led by captain and India international Parvez Rasool, trained for the first time in Baroda.It was a five-hour-long session with a lunch break in between but the highlight was a bonding session as Irfan stressed there will be a lot of fun games done to keep their mental health in the right space.”When I met them, they did look rusty due to lack of training. But in the next couple of weeks they will pick up hopefully,” said Irfan, who has been doing a lot of personal talk with each of the players to keep them in the zone.With preparations not being ideal, Irfan, who has played 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20Is for India — and won the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, said the aim is to take one day at a time and ensure the boys perform to the best of their abilities. IANS Also Read: Would Love to Coach England One Day: Andrew FlintoffAlso Watch:Digboi MLA Suren Phukan inaugurates houses under PM Awas Yojana- Gramin
State Rep. Amanda Price, R-Park Township, will host three office hours on Friday, July 8 in Spring Lake, Park Township and Grand Haven.“A lot has happened over the first six months of 2016, but there is still work to be done in Lansing,” said Rep. Price. “I hope that my fellow 89th District residents will come out on July 8th to share their thoughts on our state government.”Rep. Price will be available on Friday, July 8 at:10-11 a.m. at the Park Township Hall, 52 152nd, Holland11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the Spring Lake District Library, 123 E. Exchange St., Spring Lake1-2 p.m. at Coffee Grounds, 41 Washington Ave. No. 180, Grand HavenNo appointment is necessary. Anyone unable to attend the office hour events can contact Rep. Price’s Lansing office at 517-373-0838. The representative also can be reached by email at email@example.com or by mail at N-1193 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909. Categories: News 30Jun Rep. Price invites 89th District residents to July 8 office hour events
Measure also applies to fraternal organizations Categories: Hornberger News,News State Rep. Pamela Hornberger today joined her House colleagues in voting for legislation allowing national veterans club members and other service clubs to buy alcoholic drinks in any affiliated out-of-town club.Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, co-sponsored the legislation, which was prompted by a recent Liquor Control Commission ruling that brought an end to the custom.“Our veterans have done so much for their nation, and deserve an opportunity to join their colleagues at clubs with which they are affiliated across the state,” Hornberger said. “Service organizations such as the Eagles or Moose perform vital services in many of our communities and should be afforded the same opportunity. This is a time-honored tradition and should be allowed to continue.”The bill was necessary after the Liquor Control Commission interpreted a law by ruling only members of the local club could buy drinks at that location.The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration.#####The legislation is House Bill 5260. 07Mar Rep. Hornberger votes on legislation to support veterans
French broadcaster TF1 reported an increase in audience share during the first half of 2013, though saw net profit and revenue drop year-on-year during Q2. The firm said that over the first six months of 2013, its four free-to-air channels achieved audience share of 29.0% among people aged four and over, a year-on-year increase of 0.6 of a point, or 2%.However, revenue for the broadcasting and content segment for the half year the period was down 7.0% at €844.2m, with advertising revenue from the free-to-air channels down 8.8% to €728.4m in the first half of 2013 and revenue for the pay TV segment down 3.9% to €258.8m.In Q2 alone, overall revenue was €642.4 million, down 4.5% year-on-year, while net profit was €48.4 million, down 17% year-on-year.