The countdown continues: Dubrovnik caterers close bars for 60 minutes in the “3 to 12” action

first_imgCaterers: If there are no us, there will be no jobs 4. Access to investment credit lines (HBOR) A survey based on almost 500 caterers from all over Croatia found that almost 60% of caterers recorded a decline in business of more than 50%, and almost 40% face the fact that in these conditions will not survive until next season. On the other hand, as many as 80% of employers will be forced to resort to terminating contracts with employees. World coffee day with free coffee 3. Access to liquidity lines (HAMAG) Survey: 80% of employers will be forced to resort to terminating employee contracts Photo: Kod Kapetana Hvar / Source: Udruženje ugostitelja Split The measures required by caterers are: 1. Suspension of VAT collection until 1.3.2021. 2. Permanent reduced rate of 10% on all food according to the Croatian Tourism Development Strategy from 2013 (according to the law on food – food, coffee, beer, juices, water and wine) center_img The countdown continues: On Wednesday, September 30, Dubrovnik caterers will close the bars for 60 minutes in the “3 to 12” action, but they will also call for free coffee the next day. “If there are no us, there will be no jobs. We do not ask the Government to give us money or give us anything to the detriment of other taxpayers. We just want to be taken less in the name of taxes in the coming years and to be provided with credit lines that we would of course return through business in the coming, hopefully better years. The widely announced credit lines through Hamag Bicra and HBOR have remained empty letter on paper, and commercial banks do not grant loans to vulnerable companies and crafts in their arrangements”Point out the Association of Caterers Dubrovnik. – For the first time, we have decided to activate, unite and ask the Government for concrete measures to save the economy of our city and the whole of Croatia., emphasize from the Association of Dubrovnik caterers. Following the actions “5 to 12” organized by the Association of Caterers of Kvarner and Istria, and “4 to 12” organized by the Association of Caterers Split and colleagues from all over Dalmatia, the Association of Caterers Dubrovnik together with caterers from the area joins the action “3 to 12”. Because of all this, the Association of Caterers Dubrovnik, together with colleagues from the surrounding area, decided to take action. “3 to 12 ”and on Wednesday 30.09. from 11.57 to 12.57 suspend serving your guests to draw attention to the seriousness of the situation. Numerous companies such as travel agencies, agencies for organizing “events”, carriers, shipping companies, laundries, traders, small renters and of course our fellow caterers, without serious proactive measures will not wait until the beginning of next season, they point out. Dubrovnik Restaurant Association and add that the government’s measures to preserve jobs have really helped their employees, but now employers also need help to keep those jobs safe until next season. As a continuation of the action, the next day 01.10. on World Coffee Day, the locals participating in the action will serve coffee to their guests free of charge in the same time period from 11.57 to 12.57. 5. State guarantees for loans with commercial banks, following the example of other European countrieslast_img read more

Michigan Democrat: Hydroxychloroquine Saved My Life, Thanks President Trump

first_img“Congratulations to State Representative Karen Whitsett of Michigan,” he wrote. “So glad you are getting better!”Trump has repeatedly highlighted the drug’s ability to fight COVID-19, especially when combined with the antibiotic azithromycin. But health professionals have argued it is unproven and carries multiple risks. They also say Trump’s promotion of the drug could lead to a shortage of the medication of those who normally use it for other illnesses. A Michigan state lawmaker infected with COVID-19 is crediting the controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine with saving her life. She proclaims she felt better within a few hours of taking her prescription which was difficult to obtain.Democratic State Rep. Karen Whitsett of Detroit told FOX News’ “The Ingraham Angle” Monday that she went into home quarantine on March 12, the day she last attended a session at the State House in Lansing, and her condition only got worse from there.“It took the longest [time] for me to actually be able to get an appointment and getting with my doctor, which was the 18th of March, and then actually getting the COVID test,” Whitsett said on the program.She initially thought she’d contracted a bout of pneumonia and was prescribed the anti-viral drug amoxicillin.But then on March 31, she tested positive for COVID-19. By then, she said, her condition had “just plummeted”.“It went from the headaches being severe to fluid building up in my lungs, to sweats breaking out to the cough and my breathing being labored,” Whitsett said. “It all happened in a matter of hours.”At the hospital, Whitsett learned that the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, under Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, had issued a state order prohibiting the use of hydroxychloroquine. Though that order was retracted several days later, at the time, Whitsett struggled to get her hands on the medication.“I did have a difficult time, even that day, obtaining the medication because of an order that was put down in my state,” she said on the program. “And it was on that day so you can imagine how terrified I was that I had to beg and plead and go through a whole lot to try to get the medication.”Whitsett suffers from chronic Lyme disease — for which hydroxychloroquine is also used as a treatment — but she said she had never thought of it as a potential coronavirus treatment until President Donald Trump touted the drug.see alsoThese are the drugs being tested in fight against coronavirus“If President Trump had not talked about this it wouldn’t have been something that would be accessible for anyone to be able to get right now,” the lawmaker said.“It has a lot to do with the president … bringing it up,” the freshman lawmaker told The Detroit Free Press. “He is the only person who has the power to make it a priority.”Trump tweeted the Free Press’ story Monday.last_img read more

Olympia Designer Discusses Pantone’s Color Lineup

first_imgSubmitted by Naomi Mercedes Chan of Furniture WorksLe Procope, founded in Paris in the year 1686, boasts a classic green ceiling, part of its celebration of the 18th century style. Photo by Olga Caprotti.Color can evoke a strong physiological reaction, and is a very important component in the alchemy of any visual composition, especially the spaces we live in on a daily basis. Whether it’s office or home, color has a direct impact on virtually every aspect of our lives.Historically, a color’s value was directly related to its scarcity, not so much on its ability to change one’s mood.  Today we have access to literally millions of colors thanks to the revolution in advanced synthetic technology. In Paris, France in the 1800’s, scarce and expensive green paint was so highly valued, just by virtue of its rarity, it was sought out as a status symbol. Green rooms then were rarely repainted and acquired an attractive patina from smoke. Today designers may recommend giving a green paint job a wash with brown stain, to mimic the look of old Parisian bistros.Purple was even rarer – Tyrian purple, the color of royalty in Rome, Persia and Egypt, was derived painstakingly from the mucous of thousands of predatory sea snails. The rarity of the color made it the first recorded instance of a color dye being manufactured as a trade.Today, with all of the synthetics available, we don’t have to confine ourselves to any particular palette, and conversely, no color is off limits.  How then, do we choose from the millions of hues available? As an artist who has a hard time reigning in my color binging, I’ve discovered one way to do this is by drawing on nature.  An artist or designer can take a snapshot of something they see in nature or art and form a whole palette around it. Using the eyedropper tool in Photoshop, we can form a natural palette.For example, here’s an infrared photograph of Galaxy Messier 101, taken by NASA’s Spitzer observatory. Using Photoshop’s Pantone color library, I can use the eyedropper to pick wall or decor colors directly from this image, to take chips with me accessory hunting, or I can just give the Pantone number to my local paint shop.These colors were the ones I used to redecorate a friend’s tired living room in 2012. He had a painting that was shades of blue and coral, and refused to part with its presence in the room. It was a design challenge, in that blue and orange are not often thought of as companions until one sees it done. In my atelier, it was taught that you draw what you see, not what you think you see. In interiors it’s the same – you decorate based on what you know to be true about colors, not what you think might work. Blue and orange are complementary. It might seem weird to some, but subdued sky tones and navy work well with the coral and salmon family – any scuba diver can attest to the natural beauty of pink coral against a backdrop of dark blue. In the end, it created a very relaxing room with universal appeal, and especially when embraced in white, it lends a nautical feel.So what is Pantone? Pantone is an American company that was founded in 1962. Today they are a megalithic presence in all avenues of design, from fashion to merchandising. They are in the business of cataloging and predicting color. It was Pantone who announced Cerulean as the “Color of the Millenium” and each year, they meet in a secret boardroom filled with experts to determine both the color of the year and its associated allies, by analyzing trends and behaviors both in the industry and of consumers.When Pantone announced their predictions for 2013, I wasn’t surprised to see a variation on orange and navy side by side. These two, Nectarine and Monaco Blue, are more vivid and exotic, but in a conservative kind of way. Monaco Blue is the color of the year for 2013, providing a seriously modern mood that can update older decor needing a pick me up. The accompanying trend colors are futuristic and exotic – marking the turning point back towards silhouette.  Color will still have its place, but it will be more integrated into the design, rather than the main attraction.I love working from Pantone’s color lineup. They are well-respected experts in color for good reason, always offering a fresh, forward thinking perspective on color from year to year –  the results of their seemingly esoteric, yet obsessively technical color trend analysis.  It’s always easy to follow their logic, if you connect the dots in design trends, from popular application colors, to what’s on everyone’s mind around the world. At the same time, we designers and artists find new and unexpected ways of looking at our ideas. This year’s spring lineup is quite exotic and relaxing at the same time.We can all look forward to blue and green both featuring in unexpected and innovative ways,  while at the same time, keeping room for old favorites like the very easy Poppy Red. Facebook5Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonHello!  My name is Beau and I am loving my time at the Adopt-A-Pet. I am 8 years old, weight 68 pounds, and my time before was spent at the end of a chain. Here I have a nice roomy kennel with indoor and outdoor space instead. I get to run in the huge play yards without even a leash, and I even have a girlfriend! I finally know what it feels like to be free! When the nice person came to pick me up, I jumped right into the crate which made her very happy. Then we went for a car ride to come here. I liked the car ride and I really like the people who are taking such good care of me. They even take me for walks on the trails. I do have a leash on for walks and they say I walk very politely without pulling too much. I really want to have a new home where I am the only dog. I didn’t like other dogs coming around when I was tied up on a chain, but if I am properly introduced, I can make a friend. I impressed the people here at the kennel by responding when they asked me to do a sit and a down. I guess they can see that I really am a smart, sweet good boy. I hope I am the dog you have been waiting for. I know I have a lot to learn but I’m ready to work with you if you have time and love enough to teach me how to be an even better friend and companion.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always needs volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org, Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email us at thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more