Renters benefit the most from tourism?

November 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgRenters benefit the most from tourism? – This is the sentence we hear most often.Only we renters benefit from tourism, is tourism something for everyone else that endangers their comfort of life?To all banks, shops, supermarkets, restaurants, confectioneries, furniture manufacturers, carpenters, plumbers, builders, real estate agencies, transport companies, dairies, bakeries…. life would probably be quieter if we renters didn’t have guests because of which they have to work so hard?Retirees should also not crowd the beaches, wait in line at the bakery, listen to all that tourist bustle gu? Probably everyone’s life would be more beautiful and easier if there was no tourism, especially us landlords who do nothing and earn enormous money?We are:- inherited real estate,- of course the money to edit them, it goes in the kit,- We all have an agency like booking com that takes a minimal commission from us- and maximally fills objects,- we do not pay VAT, tourist membership fees, contributions, taxes, etc.…Our only job is to welcome guests and change the bed linen, but even that is difficult for us, so we take women to whom we pay a miserable 60 kuna per hour on the black market?Our only concern is how to avoid entering VAT because we are always somewhere on the verge of crossing the threshold of HRK 300.000,00? ”Author: Anamarija Cicarelli, Interligo – Counseling for apartment ownersRELATED NEWS:INTERVIEW ANAMARIJA CICARELLI: DO NOT REDUCE ACCOMMODATION PRICES, BUT RAISE QUALITYlast_img read more

COVID-19: Indonesia records 60 deaths in single day

October 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe Philippines has recorded 5,223 cases as of Tuesday, with 335 deaths.The virus has spread to all of Indonesia’s 34 provinces. Jakarta and West Java are the hardest-hit with 2,335 and 530 confirmed cases, respectively. Topics : Indonesia continues to be the country with the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities in Southeast Asia as the Health Ministry announced 60 more deaths on Tuesday, bringing the toll to 459.Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto also announced 282 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the nationwide total of confirmed cases to 4,839.A Flourish mapIndonesia’s case-fatality rate is currently the highest in Southeast Asia at 9.4 percent, significantly higher than the rate in the Philippines, which is the second highest, despite the latter’s higher number of cases.last_img read more

Half of teachers forced to feed pupils going hungry (UK)

September 27, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgGuardian (UK) 19 June 2012Heads and doctors want needy children to get free breakfast as Guardian survey reveals upsurge in demand. Headteachers and senior doctors are calling for needy children to receive a free breakfast at school after a Guardian survey found almost half of teachers have brought food in for pupils who arrive at school with empty stomachs. Four out of five teachers (83%) see pupils who are hungry in the morning and 55% said up to a quarter of pupils arrive having not eaten enough. More than half say the number of children involved has been rising in the past year or two, which have seen some families hit hard by the recession, unemployment and benefit cuts. In the survey of 591 teachers across Britain who belong to the online Guardian Teacher Network, 49% said they have taken food or fruit into school to give to children who have not had breakfast. Almost one in five (17%) have given such pupils money out of their own pockets to buy lunch.The teachers’ survey also found that:• 72% identified lack of parenting skills as a reason for the growing number of pupils going hungry; 58% said family health or social problems; 44% said lack of family time; 41% cited benefit cuts and 35% said cost-of-living pressures.http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jun/19/breadline-britain-hungry-schoolchildren-breakfastlast_img read more

St Paul’s Dean Graeme Knowles resigns over protests

September 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Dean Knowles said his position had become untenableThe dean of St Paul’s Cathedral in London has resigned, saying his position had become untenable.The Rt Rev Graeme Knowles said the past fortnight had been a testing time.It follows weeks of protests outside the cathedral by anti-capitalist protesters, which led to the building being closed for several days.The news comes as the City of London authorities prepare to order protesters outside St Paul’s to remove their tents and equipment within 48 hours.Dean Knowles, who occupied the most senior decision-making position at the cathedral, said he was stepping down “with great sadness”.In a statement, he said: “It has become increasingly clear to me that, as criticism of the cathedral has mounted in the press, media and in public opinion, my position as dean of St Paul’s was becoming untenable. “In order to give the opportunity for a fresh approach to the complex and vital questions facing St Paul’s, I have thought it best to stand down as dean, to allow new leadership to be exercised.”It follows last week’s resignation of Dr Giles Fraser, who had been sympathetic to the activists.The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, said he was sad to hear the news of Dean Knowles’ resignation.“The events of the last couple of weeks have shown very clearly how decisions made in good faith by good people under unusual pressure can have utterly unforeseen and unwelcome consequences, and the clergy of St Paul’s deserve our understanding in these circumstances,” he said.He added that the wider issues raised by the protesters “remain very much on the table”.Dr Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London, said he was sad to hear the dean’s decision, adding that he had “acted honourably in a very difficult situation”.In a statement responding to the resignation, Occupy London described the management of St Paul’s Cathedral as “deeply divided” over its response to the protests.“But our cause has never been directed at the staff of the cathedral,” the statement added.The statement went on to urge an “open and transparent dialogue” involving all parties.The notices to remove tents and equipment from around St Paul’s follows a decision by the City of London Corporation last week to go ahead with court action to clear the area.The corporation has insisted that the protesters themselves are not being asked to leave the area.A spokesperson for the corporation confirmed that a letter would be served to protesters.Earlier, it had said the letter would be served on Monday afternoon, but a spokesman said it had been “delayed in drafting”. A spokesperson said if the protesters did not comply the case would go to court.The Planning and Transportation Committee of the corporation last week voted to go ahead with proceedings to remove the encampment on the grounds that it constitutes an unreasonable use of the highway.Ronan McNern, a supporter of the Occupy London Stock Exchange protest, said it would be up to the general assembly of the protesters how they responded to the notice.He said: “Every time that the occupiers have been challenged, they have remained calm. We have a just cause and there is absolutely no reason why we would be intimidated. We trust in the people.” BBC News FaithLifestyle St Paul’s Dean Graeme Knowles resigns over protests by: – October 31, 2011 42 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more