Nautical tourism requires the provision of navigation to all vessels and guests

first_img“The line ministry recognized nautical as the first activity that could restart tourism activities. Therefore, we hope that nautical will finally and officially be classified in the tourism segment and that the Government will take into account our set of measures to help the sector, which was proposed to it at the end of March 2020.. “, Lisjak emphasized. Boaters welcome the amendment to the Decision on the prohibition of entry into seaports and inland ports in the Republic of Croatia, which, among other things, allows the entry of yachts with a hull length of more than 24 meters at berth in Croatian nautical ports or ports open to public traffic, and all vessels under Croatian flag, report in a statement from the Association of Marinas of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. The association again discussed the expectation of exemption of marinas from the payment of a fixed and variable part of the concession fee for maritime property, which was the topic of the last meeting with the state secretaries of the Ministry of the Sea and the Ministry of Tourism. It was also concluded that in this crisis it was clear that the long-standing appeal for the inclusion of marinas in the tourism sector must continue to be emphasized, as they were unacceptable for tourism support, and tax treatment at a general rate of 25 percent, unlike other tourism activities, fell in these circumstances.  Considering that a significant part of nautical tourism consists of boats and yachts less than 24 meters, especially those that are not exclusively Croatian-owned, the Association of Marina HGK appeals to include them in the amendment and to define a clear protocol for accepting ships. Therefore, they urge that their proposals be urgently accepted and that the start-up of marinas and charter companies be allowed to start as soon as possible, especially since the fixed operating costs are extremely high and they cannot afford to miss business opportunities. In the end, they conclude that positive information about the opening of the nautical season in Croatia as a safe destination would be the best promotion and invitation to guests for all other types of tourism. “Without clear measures for accepting ships, it will be almost impossible for Croatian marinas to receive guests and provide services. That is why we have drafted a protocol and sent it to the Croatian Institute of Public Health and the competent Ministries of the Sea and Tourism, and we are waiting for the latest instructions so that we can start providing reception services for guests in marinas. Given the potential of the nautical sector, we believe that the final proposal will be determined as soon as possible. “, said the president of the Association of Marines of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Sean Lisjak, adding that some of the competing destinations, such as Montenegro, have already made a step forward in this regard and that even southern Italy has announced the opening of nautical tourism.  The Association says that some guests may replace a vacation in an apartment this year with a vacation on a boat that provides them with social distance and all the conditions that epidemiologists recommend. A special topic was the relationship with charters and other tenants.  Charter companies have also sent a proposal for epidemiological measures to the CNIPH for the business through the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, and some will start working with domestic guests as soon as passes are revoked. “We hope to accept our suggestions and publish charter recommendations as soon as possible”Adds Klisović. “It is very important to open the borders as early as possible for countries with a similar epidemiological situation, of course, with the necessary precautions, of course, and to harmonize them with Saturdays when charter guests usually come. Because if, for example, it opens on Monday, June 15, we also lose this remaining part of the reservations for the period from June 13 to 20, since the shifts of guests are only on Saturdays.”, Explains Klisović and reminds that charter, especially the small one, is no longer a luxury that the average Croatian family cannot afford because renting some types of boats in recent years can be compared to the cost of skiing for the family. “We asked through the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for inclusion in the CRO card even before the coronavirus epidemic, and recently we talked again with the Ministry of Tourism on this topic and found great understanding.”, Said Klisovic.  The HGK charter association also supports the marinas’ request for the exemption of concessions, aware that the marinas are waiting for state measures that would spill over to them for the obligation to pay berths for charter vessels. “Water is coming to the throat, payment deadlines are running, charterers cannot pay them, and marinas are waiting for measures from the state. We are all so on hold. ” notes Paško Klisović, President of the Association of boat accommodation providers-charter HGK. last_img read more

Thomas Lane, police officer involved in Floyd’s death, released from jail on bail

first_imgkali9/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC NEWS(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) — Thomas Lane, one of the four Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, has been released from jail on bail.Lane, 37, who had been held on $750,000 conditional bail, was freed from the Hennepin County jail at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday, according to jail records.His lawyer, Earl Gray, confirmed Lane was released Wednesday afternoon after posting bail and told ABC News he had no further comment at this time.He is one of three officers charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of Floyd.The fourth officer, Derek Chauvin, who was caught on camera pinning Floyd down with his knee while he cried out, “I can’t breathe,” has been charged with second-degree murder and has not entered a plea.All four officers were fired following Floyd’s murder.Lane, who was a rookie on the force with four days on the job, was being held on $1 million without conditions, but was released on conditions at $750,000. He will be monitored during release, may not carry a gun and must not take part in any law enforcement activities.Lane’s next hearing is scheduled for June 29, and his attorney, Gray, told the Star Tribune that the fired cop is planning to file a motion to dismiss the charges against him.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Football News Watch video: UAE man locks up Indian football supporters in bird cage before AFC Asian Cup clash

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. “Legal action was taken, with reports submitted to the prosecutor’s office. A warrant was issued for the man who made the video, and he was detained and brought in for questioning. “Not only is the act a criminal offence punishable by law in the UAE, it does not reflect the values of tolerance and respect. Discrimination is not acceptable, as we believe in equality of opportunity and meritocracy,” the statement said. Read More | Khelo India Youth Games 2019 declared openA statement has been released from the UAE Attorney General’s office after an offensive video went viral on social media. Meanwhile, the owner of the viral video posted another clip on YouTube, saying he had done the entire “skit” as a joke. “These men are my workers, one of whom I’ve known for 22 years. I live with my men on this farm, we eat from the same plate. I did not beat them, nor did I truly ‘lock’ them up,” he said, adding that this is the ‘Year of Tolerance’. He requested people to understand his intentions.      Gulf News reported that the Sharjah Police arrested several men after videos went viral, reflecting a picture of intolerable football fanaticism. center_img Dubai: A video purportedly showing a man locking up supporters of the Indian football team in a bird cage ahead of a crucial match with the UAE has gone viral, prompting the UAE authorities to arrest several persons, media reports said.  India lost the match against the hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2-0 in the AFC Asian Cup in Abu Dhabi Thursday. In the viral video, the man, brandishing a stick, is seen sitting and talking to several workers locked up in a bird cage. He asks them who they support between the UAE and India, Khaleej Times reported.    Upon replying that they support India, he tells them that are not good, they live in the UAE and should support it. After knocking on the wiring, he asks them again and they reply they support the UAE and he lets them out of the cage, the report said.In the UAE, penalties for violation of the various provisions of the law include jail terms from six months to over 10 years, and fines from 50,000 to 2 million dirhams (USD 13,611 to USD 5.44 lakh), the report said. “The video allegedly shows a man who locked up several men of Asian nationality in a bird cage. They were supposed to cheer for the UAE national team in their match against India in the AFC Asian Cup,” the UAE’s Attorney General office said in a statement. Read More | AFC Asian Cup 2019: India lose to hosts UAE 0-2last_img read more