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

China begins pulling back troops near site of India border clash, Indian sources say

first_imgChina began pulling back troops from along its contested border with India on Monday, Indian government sources said, following a clash between the two countries last month in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.Troops fought for hours with rods and clubs on the night of June 15, with some falling to their deaths in the freezing waters of the Galwan river in the western Himalayas.China has yet to confirm whether it suffered casualties, but the Indian deaths are the highest along the border in more than five decades, a dramatic escalation that led to weeks of talks between senior military officials on how to ease tensions. On Monday the Chinese military was seen dismantling tents and structures at a site in the Galwan valley near to where the latest clash took place, said the Indian government sources, who declined to be identified as they are not authorized to speak to the media.Vehicles were seen withdrawing from the area, as well as at Hotsprings and Gogra – two other contested border zones – the sources said.In response to a question on whether China had moved back equipment in the Galwan valley, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said both sides were “taking effective measures to disengage and ease the situation on the border”.”We hope India will meet China halfway and take concrete measures to carry out what both sides agreed to, continue to closely communicate through diplomatic and military channels, and work together to cool down the situation at the border,” Zhao told a news conference.  Topics :last_img read more

Men’s hockey: Badgers keep it rolling, sweep Spartans to stay atop Big Ten

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team continued their momentum over the weekend, sweeping Michigan State in East Lansing to win their fifth straight game, marking their longest winning streak since 2013-14.The Badgers (15-8-1, 8-2-0-0 Big Ten) came into the weekend already having played Michigan State in a series at the Kohl Center earlier this season, taking care of the Spartans (5-17-2, 1-8-1-0) by a score of 5-1 in both games.Wisconsin picked up right where they left off against MSU when they visited Munn Ice Arena over the weekend. The Badger offensive erupted for five goals in the first 30 minutes of the game en route to a 6-3 victory.The scoring frenzy started just 5:28 into the game, when freshman Trent Frederic netted a wrist shot off a pass from Jake Linhart. The Badgers doubled their lead just 3:27 later thanks to a goal from captain Luke Kunin — his 16th of the season.Men’s hockey: Badgers claw their back into top 20 after weekend win over BuckeyesThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team beat No. 8 Ohio State in overtime at Madison Square Garden Saturday to Read…The Badgers then capitalized on a five-minute major for a knee-to-knee contact hit that forced Tim Davison to leave the game. Will Johnson took advantage of the power play, giving UW a 3-0 lead heading into the first intermission.After an electric opening period, the Badgers kept laying it on in the second, with a goal from Aidan Cavallini to extend their lead to four. The Spartans were quick to respond, however, with a goal of their own just 50 seconds later to make it 4-1.As was the case for most of the weekend, the Badgers responded to the Spartans with a goal of their own. Junior Ryan Wagner notched his sixth goal of the season on a feed from Cameron Hughes to restore UW’s four-goal lead going into the final period.Michigan State clawed their way back in the third, scoring two goals in a 2:45 span to bring the score to 5-3 with just over seven minutes remaining before the Badgers shut the door defensively. Frederic officially sealed things up on an open-net goal with :12 seconds left to give UW the 6-3 victory.Wisconsin returned Saturday night for a much harder-fought game, winning an overtime game for their second straight weekend.The hard-fought game went back and forth throughout, with the Badgers striking first on a short-handed goal from Kunin with 1:51 left in the first period to give them a one-goal lead heading into the second period.The second period saw Michigan State score two unanswered goals and take their first lead of the series, going up 2-1. Their first goal came eight minutes into the middle frame, when Rhett Holland converted on the scramble in front of UW’s goal.The goal also prompted a fight to breakout. Defenseman JD Greenway was subsequently slapped with a five-minute major, disqualified and suspended for the next game for fighting.Michigan State worked this momentum in their favor, scoring again with four minutes left in the period to give them a 2-1 lead heading into the final period.Wisconsin responded again, with Frederic and Cameron Hughes scoring two unanswered goals to take the 3-2 lead with just under 10 minutes left in the game.The Spartans didn’t go away easily, though, as they pulled their goalie late in the period and tied the game at three with just 1:20 left, sending it into overtime.Goaltender Matt Jurusik came up big in the first minute of overtime, making key saves before junior defenseman Linhart scored the game-winner just 1:34 into extra time.Men’s hockey: Wisconsin looks to stay hot, finish season sweep on SpartansThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team looks to extend their season-long three-game win streak as they continue their road Read…The hard-earned win gave the Badgers a season sweep over the Spartans, the first time UW has completed a season sweep since the inception of the Big Ten in 2013-14. Now halfway through conference play, Wisconsin sits atop the Big Ten in a first-place tie with border rival Minnesota.The Badgers face off against the third-place team, Penn State, next weekend at the Kohl Center. The Nittany Lions are ranked 10th nationally, and UW owns a 5-3 record against ranked foes this season. The puck drops at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.last_img read more