In the period of ten years in the tourism and hospitality industry, the number of entrepreneurs has more than doubled

first_imgThe analysis of business results of entrepreneurs in the field of accommodation and food preparation and service or colloquially, in the tourism and hospitality industry, over a period of 10 years, showed that the number of entrepreneurs in this field increased by 121,3%, total revenue 79,1, 46,7%, exports 49,7%, the number of employees 17,8%, and the average monthly net salary by XNUMX%, according to Fine data.For comparison, at the level of the Republic of Croatia the number of entrepreneurs increased by 37,1%, the total income decreased in 2016 compared to 2007 by 1,4%, the number of employees also decreased by 4,0%, and the average monthly net salary increased by 21,6% (more than in the tourism and hospitality industry). During this period, entrepreneurs in the field of accommodation and food preparation and service activities invested more than HRK 26,5 billion in new fixed assets, with the largest investment in 2007, approximately HRK 4,5 billion.In 2016, a total of 9189 entrepreneurs operated in the area of ​​accommodation and food preparation and serving, with 5729 of them (62,3%) making a profit for the period in the amount of HRK 2,6 billion, while 3460 (37,7, 1,2%) of the company realized a loss for the period in the amount of HRK 1,4 billion and the consolidated financial result amounted to HRK 5,8 billion profit, which is a share in the profit of Croatian entrepreneurs of 24,0%. Entrepreneurs in the area of ​​accommodation and food preparation and serving activities generated total revenue in the amount of slightly less than HRK 3,8 billion, which is a share of 114% in the total revenue of 483 entrepreneurs in the Republic of Croatia. Out of HRK 24,0 billion in revenues, HRK 5,6 billion was generated from exports, of which 99,2% refers to entrepreneurs in the accommodation division and 0,8% to entrepreneurs in the food and beverage preparation and serving sector. The value of imports amounted to HRK 430,00 million. Investments in new fixed assets in 2016 amounted to HRK 2,2 billion, which is 3,4% less than in 2015.In the period of 10 years in the tourism and hospitality industry, the number of entrepreneurs more than doubled (121%), the number of employees increased by 50%, and revenues by 79%Entrepreneurs in the activity of providing accommodation and food preparation and serving had 63 employees, which is 066% more than in 11,4, with the highest growth of employees in entrepreneurs at the level of all 2015 areas of activity. The average monthly net salary in the amount of HRK 20 was calculated for employees, which is 4.450,00% less than the average monthly net salary of employees of entrepreneurs at the level of the Republic of Croatia (HRK 14,4).In terms of total revenue, exports, profit for the period and investment in new fixed assets, the best, or among the best: VALAMAR RIVIERA dd i PLAVA LAGUNA dd from Poreč, MAISTRA dd from Rovinj and GRAND HOTEL LAV DOO from Podstrana (near Split).See the full detailed analysis here: Analysis of the results of entrepreneurs in the activity of providing accommodation and preparation and serving of food and beverageslast_img read more

Dream semi-rural oasis for sale

first_img59 Diamond Drive, Alice RiverThe home is set on 2036sq m on a corner block with mountain views.Explore Property Townsville selling agent Jan Lee said the home had been finished to an immaculate standard.“The huge size of it and the quality is above all other standards in the area,” she said.“It has over half an acre of land and it has bore water so it has nice green lawns all year round.“It’s really 10 minutes away from anything because with the Ring Rd that brings everything closer.“Alice River has been really popular and I’ve personally sold five properties out there in the last 12 months.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 59 Diamond Drive, Alice River 59 Diamond Drive is the ultimate semi-rural oasis for a family in search of a home that offers them a lifestyle envied by many.Weekends in a home like this are spent entertaining friends on the huge patio while the cricket plays on the outdoor television before everyone cools off with a dip in the pool.During the week the chef of the house can enjoy cooking in the gourmet kitchen while the kids do their homework while sitting at the generous island bench before the family enjoys a movie in the theatre room. 59 Diamond Drive, Alice RiverThe bathrooms of the home add to the luxurious feel with the features such as a double vanity and double shower.Ms Lee said she expected a family to buy the home.“I think it’s a family home because it’s very big, so probably not a young family but a family with school-aged children or teenagers,” she said.“It’s got a really big, open-plan layout and the bedrooms are really large as well.“It’s certainly a class above the rest.”The home has plenty of car accommodation with a double remote-controlled garage and 8m by 7m Colorbond shed with lighting, power and safety switch while the home has a 5KW solar system wired for a generator.center_img 59 Diamond Drive Alice RiverBehind the grand entrance to the home, framed by a double timber and glass door, lies 305sq m of under-roof space with high ceilings and huge rooms.The home is only two years old and has been immaculately kept, giving it a feeling of being newly built.The huge living area opens out on to a generous patio with a covered and tiled entertainment area perfect for alfresco dining.Next to the patio is a sparkling in-ground swimming pool with a waterfall and spa.There is also a study which means for those lucky enough to work from home they don’t have to venture into the hustle and bustle of the city.last_img read more

Toyoda Gosei switches Seto plant to LNG

first_imgToyoda Gosei switches Seto plant to LNGJapan’s Toyoda Gosei installed liquefied natural gas (LNG) heating and cooling equipment at its Seto Plant, which manufactures automobile interior and exterior products.This switch from kerosene to LNG and electricity as an energy source will cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at the plant by about 800 tons per year, equivalent to roughly 12 percent of total plant emissions, the company said in a statement.Toyoda Gosei’s long-term environmental plan with a view toward 2050 includes the goal of minimizing CO2 emissions. In working toward that goal the company aims to reduce annual CO2 emissions by 26,000 tons compared with 2012 levels by fiscal 2020.The switch to liquefied natural gas as energy sources is one part of that effort, the company said.last_img read more

Primary school children vaping backs need for action, principals say

first_imgStuff 9 December 2019Family First Comment: “A child turned up with a vape that he took from home … and was discovered trying to experiment with it with some of his friends. Nelson principals were concerned that vaping products were being marketed as harmless alternatives to smoking. The message about cigarettes has been heard fairly loud and clear, but vaping is not seen in the same light at all at this point.”Significantly, the proposed cannabis legislation makes NO mention of vaping products – despite the chaos happening in US states with THC-vaping.Nelson school principals are criticising delays to regulation of the vaping industry, after children at a primary school were caught with a vaping device.The president of the Hieke-Nelson Principals’ Association, Peter Verstappen, said the incident happened at a local primary school last month.“A child turned up with a vape that he took from home … and was discovered trying to experiment with it with some of his friends.”Verstappen couldn’t recall students having ever taken cigarettes into school, in his 12 years as principal at two primary schools.Nelson principals were concerned that vaping products were being marketed as harmless alternatives to smoking.“The message about cigarettes has been heard fairly loud and clear, but vaping is not seen in the same light at all at this point.”READ MORE: read more

Schoenfeld Headers special events awards renewed for drivers in five IMCA divisions

first_imgVAN BUREN, Ark. – Drivers competing in IMCA special events are in the running for awards from Schoenfeld Headers again this season.Fifty dollar product certificates go to designated place finishers at 80 IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod specials.Schoenfeld certificates will be given at all events in the 31st annual Deery Brothers Summer Se­ries. All certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office within a week after official race re­sults are received.Schoenfeld, located in Van Buren, Ark., manufactures IMCA’s official 609, 930 and 935 mufflers, headers and related exhaust components.The 19-year IMCA sponsor will also return to the national decal program for Modifieds and drivers in that division will be required to display two Schoenfeld deals on their race car to be eligible for shares of national and regional point funds.When required to run a noise reduction system of 98 decibels or more, drivers in all five divisions that are part of the Schoenfeld special events program must compete with one of the three official muf­flers.Information about the complete Schoenfeld product line is available by calling 479 474-7529, at the website and on Facebook.“The Schoenfeld logo will again be required on all IMCA Modifieds across the country as we continue to partner with the manufacturer of the Official Muffler of IMCA,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “They do a great job of servicing the needs of racers as well as tracks in communities with a noise ordinance and we appreciate their dedication to making IMCA racing strong on those areas.”last_img read more

Bruce: Wenger exit talk is silly

first_img “With his record how we’re even questioning him baffles me.” Bruce is eager not to cast his mind forward to the FA Cup final at Wembley, Hull’s first-ever appearance in the showpiece. He is more focused on securing mathematical safety for the Tigers, even though most pundits consider them out of the mire already. But he did allow himself to empathise with Arsenal fans who will miss out on the occasion due to a ticket allocation of just 25,000 per team – with another 40,000 made available elsewhere in the ‘football family’. “There was nearly 60,000 Arsenal fans for the Wigan semi-final, so to give them 25,000 is not quite right,” he said. “Where’s the other 40,000 gone? It’s another issue we have to face with the FA Cup. “I was trying to say this to supporters here who were hedging their bets trying to get a ticket for the final – it’s more difficult than trying to get one for the semi. “It’s an argument that always rages on – is there too many for the FA Council, the FA and all the rest of it. But it’s their comp and they make the rules.” Bruce has two chances to increase the scrutiny on the Barclays Premier League’s longest-serving boss, with the Gunners needing victory at the KC Stadium on Sunday to keep their top-four push on course and the teams meeting again in next month’s FA Cup final. Should Arsenal miss out on the Champions League and fail to end a nine-year trophy drought at Wembley, Wenger would find himself in the weakest position since arriving at the club in 1996. But Bruce believes any talk of his time in north London being up is misguided. A penalty shootout success over Wigan in the cup semi-final followed by a victory from behind against West Ham in the past week may not go down as two of the club’s finest hours, but Bruce believes they offer proof that Wenger’s influence is not on the wane. “Just when they needed a big couple of results they got them. You give great credit to the manager,” he said. “It doesn’t matter how they got them, they might not have played the ‘Arsenal way’ against Wigan last week or against West Ham but they’ve turned it around and won back-to-back games when they’ve needed to. “Just when they needed a couple of results they’ve got them and how often has Mr Wenger done that? “For me, the manager gets unfair criticism. The guy has done an amazing job for the last 17 years…16 of those in the top four is a remarkable achievement considering he hasn’t had the funds all the other big clubs have had. “He’s not everybody’s cup of tea but the one thing you must say is his teams play a fantastic way and he’s proved to be one of the greats as far as I’m concerned. “He’s not had the spending power of the big, huge clubs in Europe but he’s always been competing – semi-finals, finals, the final of the Champions League. Press Association Hull manager Steve Bruce is staggered by the idea that Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger could be under pressure for his job at the end of the season and rates the Frenchman as “one of the greats”.last_img read more

Promotion joy for Harriers

first_imgThames Valley Harriers manager Paul Oppe has spoken of his joy at the club’s promotion to Division One.Oppe’s team were third in the table going into their final match of the season at Derby, where Basingstoke’s last-placed finish meant they were leapfrogged by Harriers, who edged out Exeter to take the second promotion place.Oppe said: “It is only when you experience the release of emotions at the end of such a tough season that you realise how important this promotion is to the team managers and athletes.AdChoices广告“I can’t tell you how impressed I was with the performance of every single athlete – I am proud to be the manager to such a talented and committed team. We are already making plans for 2012.”The track man of the match award was presented to Chris Smith for his personal best of 9:25.57 for second place in the 3000 metres steeplechase.Steve Whyte (pictured above) was the field man of the match for his massive contribution in the hammer (53.67m), discus (42.26m) and shot (13.86m).last_img read more

Point-counterpoint: Who’s No. 2?

first_imgAckerstein:Defense wins championships. Chris Long is the best defensive player in the draft.Thus, St. Louis should make Long the second pick in this weekend’s draft.Long, a defensive end from Virginia, registered 14 sacks his senior year and was a destructive force for almost his entire time as a Cavalier. Unlike LSU tackle Glen Dorsey, there aren’t any questions about Long’s health, and he should be able to play from day one wherever he goes.He’s the safest, most consistent pick on the board, and he has the potential to anchor the St. Louis defense for years to come.While Long’s on-the-field talent speaks for itself, it’s what he has going for him off the field that makes him the can’t-miss selection for the Rams.Long is the son of former Oakland Pro Bowler Howie Long, and with Howie still doing analysis for Fox on Sundays, the Rams aren’t just drafting a defender, but a friend in the media.If St. Louis repeats its terrible start from a year ago in 2008, by drafting Long they can ensure they’ll have the support of at least one media member.This ally is in addition to the thing that will endear Long to Rams fans the most — he already has a sandwich named after him.Apparently, a deli in his hometown of Charlottesville has given Long a sandwich bearing his name, and it should help him fill the role of St. Louis hero once held by another guy who shared a name with a sandwich, Mark McGwire.He may not be Big Mac yet, but it’s a start.He’s got talent, lineage and lunch. Long is St. Louis’ man.Mason:Chris Long is easily one of the top talents in this year’s draft, without question. But there is one name that turns more heads than any player going pro: Darren McFadden.But wait, don’t the Rams already have a 1000-yard rusher in Stephen Jackson?Yes, yes they do. But the things McFadden can do with the ball are simply too good for any team to pass up, and frankly it wouldn’t have been a bad move for the Dolphins to take him No. 1 overall.This situation happened exactly one year ago, when the Minnesota Vikings selected Adrian Peterson with the seventh overall selection. They already had Chester Taylor on their roster, a perfectly capable back who rushed for 1,216 yards in 2006.Looks like the move worked for the Vikes. AP ran for 1,341 yards in 14 games and set the single-season NFL rushing record with a 296-yard performance against San Diego. Meanwhile, Taylor rushed for 844 yards as the dangerous running back duo guided Minnesota to an 8-8 record, just missing out of the NFC playoffs.OK, enough about the Vikings. What I’m trying to say is the two-back system has been proven to work, especially when you’ve got such raw talent in Peterson or McFadden. Both were far and away the best rushers in their respective drafts, and both are destined for NFL stardom.The Rams finished 3-13, so it’s tough to say one player can change everything. But statistically speaking, St. Louis was much worse offensively than on the defensive side of the ball. Their 95.4 yards per game rushing the ball were 25th in the NFL. By giving up 115.3 per game on the ground and 225.8 a contest through the air, the Rams finished no worse than 21st in each category.A one-two punch of Jackson and McFadden? Scary.last_img read more

Halifax launches ‘gambling freeze’ feature for UK accounts

first_img Halifax has become the latest bank operating in the UK to allow its customers to block transactions made on gambling websites, joining the likes of Barclays, Lloyds, Santander, and RBS. The new blocking feature has been designed ‘in recognition of the ways in which the bank can support customers to manage their money and gamble responsibly’.Elyn Corfield, Managing Director of Consumer Finance at Halifax, commented: “We know that people who gamble a higher proportion of their income are more likely to face financial pressure – so we’ve introduced the freeze tool to help them manage that. Importantly, by also introducing a defrost period we’re helping to protect those who might otherwise make an impulsive return to gambling.”Halifax has confirmed that the tool will be made available via its mobile app. Customers of the bank will be able to self-exclude both their credit and debit cards from being used at bookmakers and gambling websites.As well as being able to freeze gambling transactions, Halifax customers can also use an accompanying ‘defrost’ period, allowing customers to reverse their decision to freeze gambling transactions after 48 hours. The bank emphasised that ‘this time period allows customers to thinking time to ensure their decision isn’t made in haste or under duress’.The feature forms part of the bank’s wider strategy to protect its customers from the risks associated with gambling. Halifax has since committed to offering additional training to customer facing colleagues the branch network and telephony services, and sharing further support information for customers online. This has been accompanied by a collaborative study with Warwick University to review and analyse the impact of gambling related harm. The findings are due to be shared with the Gambling Commission and other external organisations in the coming months.At the end of 2018, Barclays became the first UK high-street bank to integrate a ‘gambling-block’ component across its customer-facing digital platforms. The gambling-block feature, co-developed with citizen financial advisory the Money Advice Trust, allows customers to turn-off engagements with all gambling-related properties. Lloyds enhances gambling safety with Gamban February 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share William Hill secures £224m bookbuild in less than 24-hours   June 17, 2020 NatWest Chief confirms expansion of ‘GamCare walk-in’ scheme March 9, 2020 Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

Hoornstra: How baseball broadcasting will be different in 2020

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The ad hoc studio will be Gubicza’s home for the Angels’ 30 road games this season.“It’s a pretty good-sized trailer,” he said. “The sound is good. It’s a soundproof truck, no sound is filtering in from the ballpark. It’s different but we got acclimated pretty quick.”A Fox Sports West production team occupied a separate trailer nearby, with a producer, director and staff inside. Most of the conversation between the two units is done by text or phone, Gubicza said, “even if they’re feet away.” The group is able to control every element of the broadcast with one notable exception: the cameras.With ballpark access severely restricted, only the home team’s crew and equipment will be allowed inside. That has consequences. If you’re the kind of viewer who enjoys a long look inside the Angels’ dugout, for example, don’t hold your breath. Fox Sports San Diego employed the nine camera operators for Monday’s game. At least their visuals weren’t entirely focused on the Padres.“What you’re seeing is teamwork between the home and road camera crews, and the directors,” Gubicza said. “It’s almost like we’re treating it like a national broadcast. That’s probably the best way to explain it. It’s not leaning one side or the other. We have the phone numbers of every play-by-play and color analyst we’re working with. It’s teamwork all the way through.” Camera time between the teams figures to be equitable whether the Angels are home or away. At least at home, Gubicza and Rojas will be in their normal booth on the third floor of Angel Stadium. There won’t be any fans in the stands, which creates an additional question: how do you dramatize every moment on the field when the fans aren’t there to help?“A lot of TV is about the crowd reactions, and you don’t talk as much,” he said. “I remember learning that from Vin Scully and others. … Often the best things we show on TV are the fans’ reactions, good or bad. It’s our job now to explain it even more, so the people at home, they get it.”Almost like radio.The radio play-by-play guy: Terry SmithTerry Smith’s first job out of college found him doing play-by-play for the Double-A Jacksonville Suns. The Suns didn’t have the budget to send Smith to road games, so one day their general manager approached Smith with an idea: “He said, why don’t you try re-creating them?”The experiment lasted about 20 games. Broadcasting from a radio studio, Smith played fake crowd noise in the background. When a batter made contact, Smith tapped a piece of wood on his table. Each broadcast began about an hour after the actual first pitch. A local sports writer would recap the play-by-play three innings at a time. This was 1978, so communication options were limited.“Sometimes calling the sports writer, the number was busy,” Smith recalled. “We were saying just to stall our broadcast because we didn’t have the fourth, fifth or sixth inning. In that case we’d make something up: ‘looks like the pitcher has a finger blister!’ ‘The manager is going out to talk.’ We were acting like the weather was getting bad, even though it could have been clear as a bell.”Calling this season won’t be nearly as challenging. Smith, Mark Langston and producer Jorge Sevilla will sit in the 830-AM studios adjoining Angel Stadium. Each of them will have two television monitors. One will carry the game. The other will display four feeds on one screen: the home and away bullpens, the scoreboard (balls, strikes, outs, line score), and the high home camera aimed at the field from behind home plate. That’s the most important one.“That allows us to see all nine fielders, the baserunners, the home plate area, a pitcher on the mound, base coaches,” Smith said.Seeing all those things on a screen one-quarter of the size of the large screen isn’t ideal. Neither is the inability to see the field during commercial breaks. Mid-inning pitching changes, defensive replacements, and other changes won’t be revealed until the game feed returns. For every broadcaster, being able to mingle with players and coaches is off-limits. Those interactions often yield tidbits that a broadcaster can weave into the ample down time during a baseball game.Otherwise, Smith had little reason to complain. He won’t need to slap his table with a baseball bat.“The best compliment you can receive is, ‘You can’t tell the difference,’ and we’ve heard that internally and externally,” he said. “We’re not trying to deceive anyone. The first two games, we’ve told our listeners ‘although the game’s at Petco Park, we’re in our AM-830 studios at the Big A, watching off monitors.’ ”The television producer: Mike LevyIf calling the games sounds like a unique challenge, trying pulling it all together from a production studio. That’s the task facing Mike Levy, who will produce the Dodgers’ broadcasts for SportsNet LA.“The biggest difference will be that nobody’s going to be traveling,” Levy said. “All our announcers – Joe (Davis), Orel (Hershiser) and Alanna (Rizzo), plus Pepe (Yñiguez) and Fernando (Valenzuela) on the Spanish side, as well as the radio announcers, will call every game from Dodger Stadium, home and road.”Coordinating the camerawork with opposing teams for the Dodgers’ away games required weeks’ worth of production calls, Levy said. The home team’s producers will tell Levy’s crew what camera angles to expect in advance. Levy’s team will do the same when the Dodgers play at home. Given the great need to coordinate with people working out-of-state half the time, it’s a minor miracle the broadcasts will not be delayed any longer than usual.In a small way, the broadcasts might be better. Levy said SportsNet LA added two more robotically operated cameras to its stable for this season. Now he’ll have four robotically operated cameras, eight human-controlled cameras, and one RF (radio frequency) camera at his disposal for home games.The schedule presents another production challenge: it’s short. Every game means a bit more than normal – 2.7 times more, to be exact. With no crowd shots to convey the heightened importance of high-leverage situations, what’s a producer to do?“I have had that conversation with Joe and Orel and Alanna,” Levy said. “Will we need to create our own energy for this game? Because without fans, you don’t realize how much the big moments – tie game, bottom of the eighth, runner on third, Cody Bellinger’s up and you know the Dodger Stadium fans are going to rise to their feet. Joe just doesn’t talk. Vin did that. It’s a big moment. How do you create it?”SportsNet LA will be carried on AT&T and DirecTV this season for the first time, bringing Dodger baseball to millions more homes following years of behind-the-scenes wrangling. The timing couldn’t be better, now that in-person viewing isn’t an option. It also means that the pressure is on, in a way it’s never been on before.“I think it motivates us to re-create some of the way we do things, to think outside the box,” Levy said.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros To consume baseball in 2020, chances are you won’t be able to sit inside a ballpark. That’s true if you’re a fan and, sometimes, it’s true if you’re a broadcaster.Major League Baseball games will feature different sounds, like artificial crowd noise. They will look slightly different from what you’re accustomed to seeing on TV. The substance of the broadcasters’ banter will be different. The hope, among the men and women who broadcast the games, is that fans will enjoy the product just the same. After months of behind-the-scenes bickering, it wasn’t always clear there would be a product to enjoy.Now that the mini-season is here, I wanted to take a closer look at what to expect when you tune in to a baseball game in 2020. I reached out to one local television broadcaster, one radio broadcaster, and one television producer. The job has changed for each of them, and not necessarily the way you think.The TV analyst: Mark GubiczaWhile the Angels played an exhibition game in San Diego on Monday, Gubicza was in Angel Stadium – sort of. He was sitting in a trailer in the parking lot behind the bullpens. Play-by-play partner Victor Rojas was in there too, “a minimum of 13 to 15 feet apart,” Gubicza said. A portable restroom sat outside. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield last_img read more