There Was No Knockout, So Democrats and G.O.P. Regroup for Next Round

first_img– Advertisement – “This narrative that the Democratic Party is borderline socialist, we need to fight back harder on that because it’s simply not true,” he said. “We needed to be more forceful in defending the moderate position of the Democratic Party as a whole.”Chuck Rocha, a longtime Democratic consultant, said too many white Democrats “see Black and brown people as the same” instead of approaching Hispanics as people open to either party and in need of convincing. Just as troubling to the party, Democrats sagged with voters of color, particularly in Hispanic and Asian-American communities where Republicans’ attacks on Democrats as a left-wing party appear to have resonated, denying Mr. Biden a victory in Florida and costing the Democrats congressional seats in that state as well as Texas and California. Indeed, the only House seats Republicans picked up that were not in districts Mr. Trump also carried were in heavily Hispanic or Asian regions.On a Democratic conference call this past week, Representative Linda Sanchez, a former member of the House leadership, criticized Democrats’ Latino outreach strategy as a dismal failure, according to two people who participated on the call. And Representative Donna Shalala of Florida, who lost her seat in a heavily Hispanic district, complained on the call that her party did not effectively rebut Republicans’ portrayal of Democrats as socialists.- Advertisement –center_img “Defund police, open borders, socialism — it’s killing us,” said Representative Vicente Gonzalez, a Democrat from South Texas who won just over 50 percent of the vote two years after he nearly captured 60 percent. “I had to fight to explain all that.”The “average white person,” Mr. Gonzalez added, may associate socialism with Nordic countries, but to Asian and Hispanic migrants it recalls despotic “left-wing regimes.”Representative Harley Rouda of California, an Orange County Democrat who narrowly lost his bid for re-election, said the party needed to deliver a more assertive and moderate message if it wanted to claim districts like his. Mr. Rouda, who is planning to run again in 2022, said he suffered with centrist voters and his district’s numerous Vietnamese-American voters, many of whom recoil from the rhetoric of socialism.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Ascot starting point for Nicholls’ new recruit Laurina | Racing News

first_imgLaurina failed to sparkle last season, winning just one of her three starts over fences before being switched back to hurdles, but the 11-time champion trainer believes the extended two-mile-three-furlong test is an ideal starting point.Nicholls said: “I’m looking forward to running Laurina. She has been a bit of a challenge, but she appears in good shape.“We’ve got to start her off somewhere, and it’s a nice little starting point. She doesn’t get any penalties and gets a mares’ allowance. She could be quite interesting.”- Advertisement – Laurina remains on course to make her stable debut for Paul Nicholls in the Coral Hurdle at Ascot.The former Cheltenham Festival winner, one of a number of horses switched by owner Jared Sullivan from Willie Mullins to Nicholls over the summer, features among six entries for Saturday’s Grade Two contest.- Advertisement – Looking beyond this weekend, Nicholls has not ruled out giving Real Steel an outing in the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase on Boxing Day, for which he is a general 16-1 shot.Nicholls added: “He would be a King George possible. He ran well in the Gold Cup – going to the last he looked like he might win, but he didn’t quite get up the hill.“You would say three miles around Kempton would suit him very well.”Completing the quartert of entries are the Kim Bailey-trained Imperial Aura and Olly Murphy’s Itchy Feet. The entries are completed by last year’s runner-up Call Me Lord (Nicky Henderson), Goshen (Gary Moore) , Tea Clipper (Tom Lacey), Song For Someone (Tom Symonds) and Indefatigable (Paul Webber).Gold Cup sixth Real Steel, who like Laurina has joined Nicholls from Mullins, is one of two entries for the Ditcheat handler – along with Black Corton – in the Grade Two Chanelle Pharma 1965 Chase.He said: “I think a middle-distance trip will be the ideal place to start him. A right-handed track seems to suit him, looking at his form. He is in good shape, and we are looking forward to him running.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Drug-resistant bacteria linger on chicken, study finds

first_imgApr 1, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A study of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter levels on retail chicken products suggests that the pathogen lingers in chickens long after antibiotic use among the birds is stopped.Researchers from Johns Hopkins University found that sizable percentages of retail chicken samples from two large companies had antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter on them even though the companies had stopped treating their flocks with the antibiotic in question a year earlier.In addition, the researchers found that chicken samples from those two companies were more likely to carry antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter on them than were samples from two companies that marketed their products as completely antibiotic-free.The study, which focused on fluoroquinolone (FQ)-resistant Campylobacter, was published online recently by Environmental Health Perspectives. The research was led by Lance Price, a doctoral candidate and fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for a Livable Future in Baltimore.Investigators have been finding a link between consumption of FQ-treated poultry and cases of FQ-resistant Campylobacter infection in the United States, the authors note. Researchers have also reported an association between FQ use in poultry barns and the evolution of FQ-resistant bacteria in poultry.Building on those themes, Price and colleagues selected two large conventional poultry producers that said they had ceased to treat their chickens with FQs, Tyson and Perdue Farms, and two antibiotic-free poultry producers, Bell & Evans and Eberly. They obtained three samples of each of the four brands from the same stores at the same time on seven or eight occasions over a period of 10 weeks. The samples were prepared and tested in identical ways. Researchers used the standard Food and Drug Administration methodology and a modified method that involved FQ-supplemented agar medium to identify resistant strains.The Campylobacter isolates were confirmed and species were identified using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification/restriction protocol. Campylobacter was found on 84% of the samples tested, and when the standard FDA method was used, FQ-resistant strains were detected on 17%. But when the supplemented medium was used, FQ-resistant strains were found on 40% of the samples. In their genetic analysis, the researchers found that 19 of 21 resistant isolates were genetically distinct from the susceptible Campylobacter and would have been missed with the standard methodology.The researchers report statistically significant differences in the rates of FQ-resistant Campylobacter carriage across the four brands. The rates were as follows: Tyson, 96%; Perdue, 43%; Bell & Evans, 13%; and Eberly, 5%. The difference between the latter two brands was not significant, the report says.Because of the tight time frame of the study, researchers cautioned, it was limited in part by the inability to measure seasonal changes.The authors say their findings suggest that previous use of this family of antibiotics can have lingering effects on the presence of Campylobacter in poultry houses. The results call into question the idea that drug-resistant populations quickly become susceptible again when the antimicrobial is withdrawn, the report says.The study also highlights the importance of disinfecting facilities between flocks, the researchers write. The dirt floors common in many US poultry barns are cleaned only every 2 or 3 years, potentially creating a “long-term reservoir” for FQ-resistant Campylobacter. Likewise, processing plants could be a source of cross-contamination, the report says.Because antimicrobial therapy can be critical for treating Campylobacter infections in people with weakened immune systems, the article says, FQ-resistant strains magnify the threat to those groups, making it more important to accurately measure those strains and identify factors contributing to their presence.The FDA proposed withdrawing approval for fluoroquinolone use in poultry production in 2000, but the Bloomberg School of Public Health said in a news release that the effort has been stalled over legal objections from Bayer, which makes one of the drugs.Tyson Foods has discontinued use of FQs among broiler chickens but still uses them in breeder operations, spokesman Gary Mickelson told CIDRAP News. He commented that the sample used in the study was small and that the researchers detected the presence of the bacteria but did not measure the amount present. He also said the researchers included Campylobacter species that may have a natural resistance to quinolone antibiotics even in the absence of exposure to them.”We at Tyson Foods stand by the safety of our products and our efforts to operate responsibly,” Mickelson wrote in an email today. Antibiotics are used in the growing operations only to protect bird health, he added.Perdue Farms no longer uses FQs in any poultry and treats only ill or at-risk chickens with approved antibiotics, spokesman Joe Forsthoffer told CIDRAP News. Less than 1% of the company’s chickens are treated with antibiotics, he said. Antibiotics aren’t used to promote growth, nor are they administered continuously.Perdue Farms could not comment on any conclusions about antibiotic resistance in the study, because the company didn’t have information to link the poultry samples used back to specific lots, Forsthoffer said.Price LB, Johnson E, Vailes R, et al. Fluoroquinolone-resistant Campylobacter isolates from conventional and antibiotic-free chicken products. Environ Health Perspect 2005 (in press, but published online Feb 2) [Abstract]See also:Mar 16 Bloomberg School of Public Health news release read more

Vietnamese dies of avian flu; China has cases in wild geese

first_imgMay 23, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – As Vietnam reported another fatal human case of avian influenza today, Chinese authorities began mobilizing for a massive poultry vaccination campaign following news that a wild goose die-off was due to the H5N1 virus.A 46-year-old man from northern Vietnam’s Hung Yen province died of avian flu May 19 at Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. He had been admitted May 16 with the high fever, coughing, and breathing problems that often signal avian flu, said Phan Tien Son, director of the provincial preventive medicine center.The man had tested positive for the H5N1 virus May 18, Son said.Epidemiologists are investigating how the man contracted avian flu, the AP reported. Officials took samples from 15 family members and other contacts, Son said. Investigators also took samples from the family’s ducks, since ducks have been implicated as “silent carriers” of the H5N1 virus.If the man’s illness is the result of contact with poultry, ducks may be the culprit. He had not traveled recently, and no poultry outbreaks of avian flu had been reported in his village, the AP said. The man hadn’t eaten any duck, and the family flock appeared healthy.On the basis of World Health Organization (WHO) reports, the latest fatality brings the number of avian flu deaths in Asia since late 2003 to 54. Vietnam has had 38 deaths in that time, including 18 in the latest wave of cases, which began in December 2004.The AP said today that avian flu has re-emerged in China for the first time since July 2004. Authorities were preparing to vaccinate millions of poultry after the H5N1 virus was found in samples from migratory geese in a province of western China bordering on Tibet and Sichuan.The 178 bar-headed geese found dead between May 4 and 8 on a nature reserve in Qinghai province died of H5N1 flu, Reuters news service reported. Now all nature reserves in China have been sealed off.Authorities have not found any domestic poultry outbreaks or human illnesses, Reuters said. The Chinese government ordered the vaccination of all domestic ducks, geese, and other poultry in Qinghai Province for avian flu. Three million doses of vaccine were being sent to the province. In addition, farmers along bird migration routes in other provinces were ordered to vaccinate their flocks.The WHO urged China to increase its surveillance, Reuters reported.”In terms of the evolution of the pandemic [threat] if it spreads over a larger area—and this does seem like a new area—then it is going to be harder to prise the virus out of the environment,” said Dick Thompson, a WHO spokesman in Geneva. “This doesn’t change the risk assessment, but it’s still at a high level.”Malaysia responded to China’s outbreak by banning all imports of chicken and chicken products from China, the AP reported today.China has successfully managed H5N1 outbreaks in the past, Reuters said. A combination of vaccinations, culling, and surveillance, including the burning of about 145,000 birds, brought an outbreak under control last year.last_img read more

Zagreb County is the first county in Croatia to implement all cycling routes in one place

first_imgLast week, the promotion of the network of bicycle routes of the Zagreb County – Vision One was held in the premises of the Zagreb County.It is a joint project of the Zagreb County Tourist Board, local tourist boards and the company Vision Team doo, which implemented and mapped all cycling routes with points of interest in digital form on the mobile platform Vision One.Bicycle routes can be found in each individual application of the local tourist board and in the main categorization of the platform. Zagreb County is the first county in Croatia to implement all cycling routes of its cities and municipalities in one place in the Vision One platform.See a list of all bike trails in Zagreb County here .There is also a digital interactive display or locator of Zagreb County ( digital locator is designed as an intuitive display of all tourist destinations using a website, mobile application, social networks and an interactive display. With a fast and visually pleasing presentation on a virtual map, the user can easily find what his priority is. “The site contains recordings, texts, galleries and photographs, provides the tourist with a “county in the palm of your hand” and is his virtual tourist guide. ” stand out from the Zagreb County Tourist Board.Growth of arrivals and overnight stays in the first eight months In the first eight months of 2018, according to the eVisitor system, the number of guest arrivals in Zagreb County increased by 36% (80.151 arrivals) and overnight stays by 29% (133.615 overnight stays). Out of the total number of overnight stays, 101.487 overnight stays were realized by foreigners, and 32.128 overnight stays by domestic guests.Traditionally, the county was mostly visited by guests from Germany, Poland, Italy, the Netherlands, but also the United States. The upward trend of guests from Asia, primarily China, and then the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan, was also continued. The most visited cities are Velika Gorica, Sveta Nedelja, Samobor and Jastrebarsko.last_img read more

An ancient wreck with cargo was found near the island of Molat

first_imgThe expert investigation was conducted by Igor Miholjek, Head of the Department of Underwater Archeology of the Croatian Restoration Institute, Dino Taras, Head of the Department of Underwater Archeology of the Archaeological Museum in Zadar, Barbara Peranić, Senior Conservator of the Zadar Conservation Department of the Ministry of Culture, Zoran Delibašić and Dragutin Zimatović -SUB and external associates of the Department of Underwater Archeology of the Croatian Restoration Institute, and employees of the Maritime Police from Zadar with their vessel. On April 9, an expert investigation of the underwater archeological site was conducted near the island of Molat, which was discovered at the end of 2017 by divers from the ZG-SUB Diving Club. After the confirmation of the site, the procedure of registration of the cultural property was initiated. The site is located at a depth of 20 meters near the island and is accessible for archaeological research. Another in a series of archaeological sites on the Adriatic that, with proper management and organization, can become part of the tourist offer of the island of Molat. It spreads over about 80 square meters, and at the bottom is visible the cargo of an ancient ship. Several hundred tegulae and several specimens of imbrex (ancient tiles and cups) were observed, which sank to the bottom as they were stacked during transport. Fragments of ceramic pottery that probably belonged to the ship’s kitchen were also noticed at the site, as well as one neck of an amphora of the Dressel 6A type (1st century). Underwater archaeologists documented the condition of the site after the discovery, determined the basic dimensions of the site, cargo measurements (dimensions of tegulae and imbrex) and other data according to which the 3D model will be formed. Source / photo: Croatian Restoration Institutelast_img read more

HTP Korcula’s biggest investment this season: Port 9 beach opened

first_imgPort 9 beach, the largest investment of the Hotel Tourist Company Korčula this year for the weekend was officially opened to all visitors. Port 9 beach is also the first beach in Korcula to receive a county concession for ten years, and it is a newly renovated, public beach with over 1600 m2 promenade, special ambient lighting, elevator for people with disabilities, horticultural landscaping and VIP area, which will be able to enjoy the guests of Port 9 Resort, as well as other visitors to Korcula and the locals.  This is the first such project in Croatia, and the map shows seven locations within the resort intended exclusively for photography, which each guest receives upon arrival. Photo: HTP Korcula The Instagram spots map project is aimed at encouraging guests to explore the Port 9 resort. Guests receive an Instagram location map upon arrival at the resort, and it shows marked locations for photography. At seven different locations within the resort, special corners have been made for Instagrammable photography from the resort: large butterfly wings, small butterfly wings, shell heart, wing sculpture, sitting heart on the beach, picnic point, Instagram frame…  Instagram location map If you don’t have a free WiFi signal or the connection is slow and bad, there are no pictures, nor good reviews. It is no longer even imperative to have standard Wi-Fi, but it is necessary to provide its guests with a strong enough signal, ie to be of large capacity, because today’s tourists use the Internet more than ever via their tablets and mobile phones. Ultimately, to simplify, guests want to show off with pictures of their vacation, make it possible for them and so you profit as well as the guests themselves. Win-win. After a large investment in the accommodation capacity of Port 9 Resort in 2017 of 75 million kuna, HTP Korčula is investing heavily in additional facilities and this year’s investment of 2 million kuna in the first phase of beach development continues the continuous development of Korcula as a destination.  As part of the arrangement of the beach, a map of Instagram locations has been set up so that guests can capture unforgettable moments on Korčula during their vacation.  In the first five months, HTP Korcula generated 6,1 percent higher revenue compared to the same period last year, most guests coming from the United Kingdom (24,3 percent), followed by the French (11,5 percent) and visitors from the United States (9,7 percent).center_img “Korcula is an airline destination and that is why we welcome the growing number of flights to Dubrovnik Airport. Every direct flight means a lot to us, as shown by the data on the increase of guests from overseas countries in our facilities. We recorded 22 percent more guests from the U.S. compared to the same period last year, and the percentage of group travel guests from Taiwan also increased. If we take into account the weather (un) conditions that were not favorable for tourism and catering workers, we are extremely satisfied with the achieved result. It is this continuous growth that encourages us to invest in quality and facilities in our facilities and destinations and our guests, but also fellow citizens and other visitors to the island to provide the most beautiful stay and vacation to remember” pointed out Ivana Hatvalić Poljak, President of the Management Board of HTP Korčula.  An interesting project and move by HTP Korčula, because it encourages its guests to interact, and additionally turns them into their ambassadors who do free marketing. That is why it is important to provide quality and free WiFi within your facilities, in order to enable guests to post pictures and videos from your facilities. And when you encourage them through a project like this, then your story expands further. In addition to the beach, the Art Gallery was ceremoniously opened, which will be adorned with solo exhibitions by various renowned Croatian authors such as Charles Billich, Željko Senečić, Nina ErGott and Jasminka Škalić.  As tourists share pictures and videos on their social networks, which are of better quality and so the pictures take up a lot more space, it is important to ensure that WiFi is fast and capable upload large images in an instant, especially when more guests are connected to the network, so as not to overload the network. Every image on the social network from your tourist facility published by the guest is a free advertisement. Your free advertisement, as well as free advertisement of a tourist destination. And it is important to emphasize that the motive for coming is not your accommodation, but a tourist destination. That is why it is necessary in your communication to tell the story of a tourist destination, not just your accommodation. Also, the project is award-winning and all guests who visit all 7 Instagram locations and post their photos with the hashtag and #SunnySideOfYou ​​and @ port9resort will be rewarded.  Korčula also recorded good upward tourist results, so that in the first five months there were 4,5 percent more arrivals and 1,5 percent more overnight stays than in the same period last year. There is an increase in overnight stays at the level of Dubrovnik-Neretva County of 9,13 percent compared to the same period in 2018.  Photo: Instagram And we all know that the most effective marketing, always has been and always will be, the word of mouth, ie personal recommendations. The reasons for this are simple – it’s about trust and honest personal experience, not paid advertising. Investing in a quality WiFi network is an investment, not a costlast_img read more

CRO Race starts on October 1 from Osijek

first_imgAnother novelty this year is that for the American market, the race will be broadcast live via the GCN channel, the largest online cycling network. As in previous years, the race will be broadcast daily by Croatian Radio and Television with twelve hours of live television and a total of three hours of summaries. The live broadcast will also be broadcast on Eurosport, and the TV broadcast will, thanks to the cooperation with ASO, be broadcast by numerous television stations from as many as six continents – in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia – in as many as 190 countries. will also broadcast some of the race live.  The international cycling race CRO Race, which will be held for the fifth year in a row, from 1 to 6 October, through six stages on a route of a total of 1022 kilometers through the territory of the Republic of Croatia, was presented today at a press conference. Photo: KL-Photo This year’s race will feature a total of 18 world teams from the World Tour, Pro Continental and Continental competition categories, which will run in stages: 1. Osijek – Lipik (200 km); 2. Slunj – Zadar (183 km); 3. District – Makarska (155 km); 4. Starigrad – Crikvenica (155 km); 5. Rabac – Platak (136 km); 6. Sveta Nedelja – Zagreb (154 km). As before, the end of the last stage and the announcement of the overall winner will be held at St. Mark’s Square in Zagreb. The organizer of the CRO Race race is the company Top Sport Events, which has already proven to be a successful organizer of the past four editions of the race through Croatia, led by the celebrated former Croatian cyclist Vladimir Miholjević. “On behalf of the entire organizational team, I would like to thank all state institutions, counties and cities, as well as partners and sponsors for staying with us and supporting this project, and I am glad that we are surrounded by associates who have been with us since the first year. We are all even more motivated to show Croatia and the world that we are ready to host the event at such a high level of competition and that we are a country that strives for sporting success and can amaze the whole world with its natural beauty and heritage. The race along the route passes through numerous nature parks and national parks and we are proud that this year the most beautiful postcard of Croatia will tour the whole world. “, said Vladimir Miholjević, director of the CRO Race. last_img read more

The new contract continues the arrangement of the Pula beach Hidrobaza

first_imgContinuation of the Hydrobase refers to the arrangement of the secondary beach in the central zone, which includes the construction of part of the internal communications of the central zone, completion of public lighting, irrigation system, arrangement and equipment of the picnic zone, children’s playground and part of the sports field – basketball court “one on one”. In addition to sports facilities, a smaller “picnic zone” with tables and benches will be arranged and formed, while a children’s playground with a thematic story of the Hydrobase will be arranged for children. Based on the invitation of the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia for the allocation of grants from the Program for the Development of Public Tourist Infrastructure in 2019, the City of Pula was approved from the Tourism Development Fund in the amount of 400 thousand kuna to be spent on was signed today in the premises of the Ministry of Tourism by the Deputy Mayor of Pula Robert Cvek. The study will aim, among other things, to extend the tourist season, promote sustainable tourism with the support of development strategies, increase visibility, attractiveness, accessibility of peripheral destinations by better use of historical, gastronomic, natural and cultural heritage, increase the use of IT tools for networking offers and more. On that occasion, the Deputy Mayor expressed satisfaction that the Ministry recognized the value and quality of the project of arranging one of the most visited beaches in Pula. “For many years, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism, we have been investing in the renovation and equipping of Hidrobaza beach and I am glad that we will continue to do so next year.”, Said the deputy. Funds for the upcoming beach renovation works, which are estimated at around 2,5 million kuna, will be planned in the city budget for next year. We would like to remind you that so far around HRK 14,2 million has been spent on the renovation of the Hydrobase, of which the City of Pula has allocated around HRK 10,6 million, while the rest of the grant was received by the Ministry of Tourism. Tourism is an important economic activity for the growth and development of Pula in general, and for its valid and efficient development, proper planning is important. Since Pula is rich in extremely valuable cultural and historical heritage and records an increase in the number of visitors during the tourist season, it is necessary to ensure an integrated approach to tourism development planning by synergy of all sectoral policies related to tourism. PREPARATION OF THE SUSTAINABILITY OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA OF THE CITY OF PULA In addition, the Decision on project selection and awarding grants under the Public Tourism Infrastructure Development Program in 2019, the City of Pula, among only 8 cities, approved co-financing in the amount of 100 thousand kuna for the development of a strategic document of the Tourism Sustainability Study action plan. Source / photo: City of Pulalast_img read more

Proposed measures to help private renters

first_imgCover photo: HGK / Photo: PROPOSAL FOR EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEASURES TO REPAIR AND POTENTIAL DAMAGE TO THE SECTOR OF PRIVATE RENTERS CAUSED BY THE CROWN OF THE CROWN VIRUS It is the Ministry of Tourism that is in communication with each tourism sector, and related to measures to help the tourism sector, and they asked everyone from their sector to propose certain measures to help the tourism sector. Thus, travel agencies, hoteliers, caterers, as well as private renters represented by “representatives” sent their proposals for measures. Martina Nimac Kalcina, President of the Family Tourism Association Section at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Moratorium on all installments of the INSTALLMENT, ANNUITY and ALL OBLIGATIONS assumed from the loan agreement and loans related to tourism (minimum 6 months, depending on the season and 12 months), provided that installments after the moratorium do not increase, as well as the possibility of extending repayment terms existing loans. “It is indisputably necessary for everyone to be extremely accommodating to meet the needs of private renters to overcome this crisis and, after the end of the crisis, start their business as soon as possible. Also, it is extremely important not to question the existence of families who have invested in their facilities to raise quality and thus tied to various loans”Emphasizes Nimac Kalcina. Reduction of the same for this year to the minimum amount prescribed by law to all landlords, regardless of the decisions of local governments. Depending on the further development of the situation and the season, after the expiration of the moratorium reduction of the reduced minimum amounts in proportion to the occupancy in the season. If this cannot be achieved in the urgent procedure of amending the law, request the adoption of the said decision, without exception, from all local and regional self-government units. Attached is a proposal of measures to the Ministry of Tourism sent by the Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Moratorium on installments of insurance companies (life insurance) related to the loans in questionMoratorium on flat-rate tax, tourist tax.  Put out of force valid  Ordinance on the annual lump sum membership fee to the tourist board (Official Gazette; 14/20), ie postpone its application until next year. Considering that according to the old rulebook, the membership fee was calculated according to the realized income, we are of the opinion that, considering this extraordinary situation, the most logical and simplest solution is to regulate it for this year as well.Request to local and regional governments and affiliates to be release overhead categorized accommodation facilities, which are charged in a fixed lump sum (utility fees, garbage collection, water, water management, sewerage, electricity, gas, HRT overpayment ()Postponement of recategorization deadlines for facilities that expire this year, in accordance with Article 25, paragraph 1, item 1 of the Hospitality Act (Official Gazette; 85/15, 121/16, 99/18, 25/19, 98/19 ).Involvement of representatives of the Family Accommodation Community in all important discussions and decisions related to tourism. Although it is difficult to predict anything in this situation, there are realistic estimates that the whole situation will calm down in a maximum of 60 days, which is one of the hopes of all, especially the tourism sector to achieve some traffic in the main tourist season. Loan holder, co-borrower or guarantor, any person who can prove that he earns income from tourism, which is related to the loan in question, whether it is a housing or renovation loan for a facility that is categorized;center_img That it is a tourist loan; That these are loans approved until the official declaration of the pandemic by the WHO, March 13, 2020. Measures to help the economy are being coordinated and should be known and in the government tomorrow, when they should go through the parliamentary procedure through legal proposals and finally be implemented at the end of the week. The whole situation around the coronavirus pandemic has harmed the tourism sector the most. The criteria for specifying the types of loans to which the moratorium would apply are as follows: 1.Agreement with banks Nimac Kalcina points out that private renters, in addition to their accommodation capacities, have a large number of companies that directly or indirectly depend on the occupancy of their capacities and are currently in a hopeless situation. “It is not only the occupancy of their capacities that is in question, but also the investments made by their accommodation, which leads to the closure of many small companies and crafts (travel agencies, laundries, cleaning agencies, interior agencies, equipment, repairs, transfers, excursions). ships, restaurants, etc.) on which the majority of the Croatian economy rests ” points out Martina Nimac Kalcina, President of the Family Tourism Association Section at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. “It is possible that private renters will be the only ones who will partially manage to get out of part of the season, with the last minute decided on by an increasing number of guests from private accommodation or counting on regular guests who come to the same facilities every year. It is important to note that guests spend at least 75% of the amount outside the accommodation. ” concludes Nimac Kalcina and adds that given the development of the situation with the coronavirus pandemic and the complete stopping and cancellation of reservations, he hopes to urgently take these measures, for the survival of the Croatian economy, tourism workers and families living from tourism. That it was a non-purpose loan for approval which required revenues from tourism; On the other hand, Nimac Kalcina points out that in some local governments the operation of individual city offices depends entirely on family accommodation (such as tourist offices), while entire budgets rely on companies and crafts whose business depends on guests from private accommodation.last_img read more