The bill enables new investments in health tourism

first_imgToday, the 60th session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia was held in Banski dvori, and the Bill on the Provision of Services in Tourism was sent to the Croatian Parliament.Minister Gari Cappelli said that the proposed law transposes the European Union Directive from 2015 on travel in package arrangements and related travel arrangements into the legal order of the Republic of Croatia. “During the work on the text of this legal proposal, we assessed that the existing law is restrictive for the development of the overall provision of services in tourism and strengthening the competitiveness of Croatian tourism.”, He emphasized. Speaking about the novelties proposed by the law, the Minister mentioned the reduction of administrative barriers to starting, but also continuing entrepreneurial activity and prescribing services that are considered tourist services of health tourism, adding that the possible circle of providers of tourist services in health tourism is expanding.Tourist services are additionally regulated in congress tourism, as well as the provision of car rental services without a driver and who can provide them and under what conditions. Services are also being regulated tourist diving and allows the church and religious communities to organize pilgrimages and other journeys in the function of promoting and manifesting the faith. The provision of services is regulated tourist guide citizens of another Contracting State to the Treaty on the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation on a temporary or occasional basis, as well as the abolition of seminars and professional examinations for heads of higher education institutions and only the passing of professional examinations for heads of affairs before the examination commission. It is also planned to reduce the amount of misdemeanor fines, and introduce more lenient treatment of tourist inspectors towards service providers who commit misdemeanors by applying the principle of opportunity, ie by prescribing the possibility to eliminate irregularities and deficiencies identified in inspections without punishment.Finally, Minister Cappelli said that for the implementation of this Act it is not necessary to provide additional funds in the state budget of the Republic of Croatia, nor in the budgets of local and regional self-government units.Minister of Justice Dražen Bošnjaković explained that the Proposal of the Law on Amendments to the Law on Obligations is closely related to the Law on Provision of Services in Tourism. The proposed law proposes to delete Articles 881 to 903 of the Law on Obligations which regulate the contract on travel organization, which transposed into Croatian legislation the (old) Directive on travel in package arrangements (from 13 June 1990) which was placed out of force with the new Directive on Travel in Package Arrangements and Related Travel Arrangements (of 25 November 2015), which will be transposed into Croatian legislation by the new Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism.The draft Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism is mostly focused on the work of travel agencies as well as on tourist guides. See the draft Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism in the attachment: Proposal of the Law on Provision of Services in Tourism Related news:MINISTER OF TOURISM CAPPELLI: WE EXPECT EUR 350 MILLION INVESTMENT IN HEALTH TOURISM NEXT YEARlast_img read more

Paris goes under curfew as Europe ramps up virus restrictions

first_imgNew infections in Germany continued to rise Wednesday, pushing past 5,000 cases in 24 hours – a level not seen since a lockdown imposed on Europe’s biggest economy in the spring.”We’re in a situation where I think we can still flatten the exponential growth,” said Lothar Wieler, head of Germany’s disease control agency. “But for that we all need to make an effort.”In Spain, bars and restaurants will close across the northeastern region of Catalonia for the next 15 days as the country tackles one of the highest rates of infection in the European Union, with nearly 900,000 cases and more than 33,000 deaths.In the Netherlands, where new measures also came into force, including restrictions on alcohol sales and new mask requirements, people drank and danced to pumping techno music in the final minutes before all bars, restaurants and cannabis “coffeeshops” closed down.  Ireland’s prime minister Micheal Martin announced a raft of new curbs along the border with the British province of Northern Ireland, including the closure of non-essential retail outlets, gyms, pools and leisure centers.Earlier on Wednesday Northern Ireland’s devolved government announced plans to shut pubs and restaurants for four weeks, tighten restrictions on social gatherings and extend the mid-term school break to counter soaring case numbers there.Infection rates “must be turned down now or we will be in a very difficult place very soon indeed,” First Minister Arlene Foster told lawmakers in the Northern Ireland Assembly.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is also under increasing pressure to impose more stringent measures to cut spiralling rates in England, including a two-week “circuit-breaker” lockdown.Johnson said a new UK-wide lockdown would be a “disaster” but refused to rule it out as the government’s science advisory committee endorsed a temporary shutdown.And in Italy, authorities recorded 7,332 new cases on Wednesday – the highest daily count the hard-hit country has yet seen.Rome has already imposed new, tougher rules to control the virus’ resurgence, including an end to parties, amateur football matches and snacking at bars at night.Beyond Europe, the US death toll rose by 794 in a day to 216,597, according to Johns Hopkins University, with just three weeks before a crucial election in which the pandemic plays a central role. Another 52,160 had become infected in the past 24 hours, an increase of 0.7 percent.Iran on Wednesday announced new travel restrictions affecting the capital Tehran and four other major cities, as well as new single-day records in both COVID-19 deaths and new infections.And neighboring Iraq’s death toll since the start of the pandemic passed 10,000 people.At least 1,089,039 people worldwide have died of the coronavirus since it emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late in 2019, according to an AFP tally using official figures. At least 38.3 million cases have been recorded around the world.Topics : France on Wednesday became the latest European country to toughen anti-COVID-19 measures, imposing a curfew in Paris and eight other cities from Saturday, while Germany and Ireland also ramped up restrictions. “We have to act. We need to put a brake on the spread of the virus,” President Emmanuel Macron told public television, announcing a shutdown between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. that will remain in force for as long as six weeks.Other major French cities such as Lyon, the Mediterranean port Marseille and southwestern Toulouse will similarly impose curfews, with around 20 million people affected in all, out of a total population of some 67 million. Just minutes before Macron’s announcement, his government had said it would prolong a state of health emergency.With over one million coronavirus deaths and nearly 40 million cases worldwide, regions like Europe that suppressed the first outbreak are again facing tough choices on how to control a new wave without the economic devastation wrought by nationwide lockdowns.In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced tougher measures on gatherings and mask-wearing. “I am convinced that what we do now will be decisive for how we come through this pandemic,” the leader said. last_img read more

Syracuse women’s lacrosse preview: What to know about Georgetown

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments After a two overtime thriller at SU Soccer Stadium, Georgetown defeated Penn, 13-12, in the first round of the NCAA tournament. No. 5-seed Syracuse (15-4, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) will face the Hoyas (12-8, 3-2 Big East) for the first time since the Orange joined the ACC in 2013. SU is coming off a squandered upset bid against then-No. 1 Boston College, where it gave up four unanswered goals in a 14-13 defeat during the ACC tournament.Here’s what to know about the second round matchup.All-time series: Syracuse leads 8-7The last time they played: In the 2013 Big East championship, Syracuse dominated Georgetown, 14-7. Kayla Treanor, the Orange’s all-time leading goal scorer, netted six goals, and Kailah Kempney, SU’s all-time leader in draw controls and older sister of Braelie Kempney, tallied four points. Kelly Cross, sister of midfielder Julie Cross, also scored a goal in the win.SU went on to win two games in the NCAA tournament before falling to No. 1-seed Maryland, 11-10. The Orange haven’t faced the Hoyas in six years since their annual meetings in the same conference.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Georgetown report: Georgetown is led by senior midfielder Francesca Whitehurst who has tallied 72 points (41 goals, 31 assists). As a dual-threat, she sets up attack Taylor Gebhardt and Morgan Ryan who have 95 combined goals, almost 40% of the team’s scoring production. GU is in the bottom half in shot percentage but in the top-30 for shots per game. On defense, it focuses on the zone, similar to the Orange with constant slides and rotations.“Georgetown’s gonna play a zone defense for the most part,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “That’s what they’ve played most of the year.”Its most impressive statistic is a .906 clearing percentage which is best for eighth in the NCAA. The Hoyas commit 14.2 turnovers per game, top-20 in the nation, against a defense that features the ACC freshman of the year in Sarah Cooper, who leads in the Orange in caused turnovers. Like Syracuse, GU has relied solely on one goalkeeper in senior Haelie Chomo whose save percentage (.415) is a little worse than SU’s Asa Goldstock (.429).How Syracuse defeats the Hoyas: Against Penn on Friday, Gebhardt was almost unstoppable. The senior attack had seven goals on 11 shots with more than half of the Hoyas scoring production. Syracuse has a history of allowing top scorers to dominate them — like Boston College attack Sam Apuzzo’s seven goals and nine points that led a comeback against the Orange in the Carrier Dome on Feb. 16. Limiting Gebhardt to her average of under three goals a game will be key to the Orange making it past the second round.SU has only struggled once this season against an unranked opponent — its season finale against Cornell — but for the most part, it has dominated teams with lesser talent.“There’s been a lot of focus on ourselves, which isn’t too different than any other situation,” SU junior attack Emily Hawryschuk said. “But us having to practice against either man or zone and not knowing exactly what we’re gonna get (is key).”The Hoyas have the most votes outside of the Inside Lacrosse top-25 poll, and they’ll play like a top-team. But the Orange have a deep backline and a bonafide star in Emily Hawryschuk to rely on if it were to get down early.“I think this year the team’s in a good place mentally, they’ve had a good solid season, and they’re feeling good going into the playoffs,” Gait said. “And I think if they execute on our game plans, we’ll be fine.”Stat to know: 4Georgetown has four 30-plus goal scorers. The Orange only have one in Emily Hawryschuk. Though Gebhardt dominated in the first round, Georgetown spreads its offense out more than SU and doesn’t usually rely on one attack. If Gebhardt or possibly Whitehurst were face-guarded, the Hoyas have options outside of their two stars.Player to watch: Taylor Gebhardt, No. 10, senior attackPlaying in central New York isn’t new for the Hoyas’ top attack. A native of Baldwinsville, within a 20-minute drive of SU Soccer Stadium, Gebhardt hasn’t played in the NCAA tournament until this season. In Gebhardt’s first year in 2016, Georgetown went 6-11. Now coming off a win in the first round and her most important performance as a Hoya, she’ll be the key for Georgetown to pull off the upset.center_img Published on May 11, 2019 at 10:44 am Contact KJ: | @KJEdelmanlast_img read more

Ruben Loftus-Cheek returns to Chelsea training early

first_img How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Welcome back, @rubey_lcheek! 🤙#InternationalFriendshipDay— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 30, 2018Loftus-Cheek was sent out on loan to Crystal Palace last season where his performances earned him a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s squad for Russia 2018.The midfielder is clearly keen to make an impression on Sarri as he bids to break into the Blues starting XI.Jorginho has already arrived from Napoli to bolster the Italian’s new-look Chelsea midfield and Loftus-Cheek’s early return will give him a greater opportunity to adapt to Sarri’s philosophy and show his value. who plays? smart causal NEW ERA Chelsea academy graduate Ruben Loftus-Cheek has reported for pre-season early in a bid to impress new boss Maurizio Sarri.The 22-year-old was not due back for another week after featuring in England’s World Cup campaign, but returned to Cobham for training on Monday. How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? highlights ALTERED possible xi Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more gameday How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener possible standings Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade last_img read more