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Caterer’s appeal: The season is bitter, we lack workers

first_imgHUT AND HUP APPEAL: URGENTLY MAKE A DECISION TO INCREASE QUOTAS BECAUSE THERE ARE NO WORKERS AND THE SEASON IS IN DANGER  At the end of the price list it says: “Croatia full of life. A small country with big taxes” In addition to 15.611 approved quotas for workers and 1.600 available domestic workers on the list of the Croatian Employment Service, Croatia currently lacks as many as 5.000 workers, he points out. Marin Medak, President of the Independent Association of Caterers and adds that the reason for this is the constant emigration of a capable workforce, for which various political options have failed to find an adequate solution. “It seems to us that due to preferential prices in the government restaurant, the Prime Minister lost his compass and forgot that 108 people employed in the hospitality and tourism sector, or 000% of the total number of people employed in Croatia, earn 8% of Croatia’s total GDP annually. Instead of the ruling party only talking about demographics, I suggest that returnee emigrants be provided with a tax relief of HRK 22 over the next ten years. Let the Government finally show that it is ready to withdraw some concrete measures. “, Medak emphasized. Source. Facebook Photo: Cover photo Pixabay.com / FB The price list of the restaurant says: Croatian caterers are facing a business collapse that will have far-reaching negative consequences for Croatian tourism, all due to the lack of support and understanding of the Government in finding the much-needed workforce, the Croatian Hospitality Coordination said in a statement. VAT and consumption tax are included in the price!  VAT 25%, Consumption tax 3%, Income tax 36%, Pension contribution 15%, Health contribution 16,5%, Regos contribution 5% ” At the end of October 2018, the coordination of Croatian caterers during the consultation on the needs of quotas for the import of foreign workers requested the required quota of 17.955 people. This figure was proposed on the basis of the then demographic situation of the Republic of Croatia, which is even more devastating today than a year ago.center_img Croatia full of life. A small country with big taxes Tourism is one of the most important components of the Croatian economy, generating over 20% of GDP. If the tourist season fails, the government will have to face the exodus of thousands of families who survive precisely thanks to catering and seasonal work, Medak points out. Such a negative trend continues, just before the tourist season. It also calls on the Government of the Republic of Croatia to address the seriousness of this situation and to urgently decide on an additional 5.000 quotas in the tourism and hospitality sector. If the competent institutions do not react promptly, the end of the potentially unsuccessful tourist season will bring incalculable damage to the Croatian economy, which will be almost impossible to mitigate. A photo of the price list of a Croatian restaurant is being shared on the Internet, which in an unusual way clearly shows guests how much the tax burden is in Croatia. I don’t know if this is an actual price list or just an illustration, but one thing is for sure – it’s just part of the tax burden, without the other levies and levies that every entrepreneur pays each month. The Coordination of Croatian Caterers appeals to the Ministry of Labor and Pension System and the Croatian Employment Service to send the 1600 available workers on the coast to work in tourism and catering to the nearest tourist and catering facilities in order to open a dialogue for employment. RESPONSE OF THE MINISTRY OF LABOR AND PENSION SYSTEM TO THE EMPLOYER’S APPEAL IN TOURISM: EMPLOYERS CONTACT CES RELATED NEWS: WILL WE FINALLY INTRODUCE THE SLOVENIAN MODEL FOR IMPORTING FOREIGN WORKERS FROM NEXT YEAR?last_img read more

Fed revisits idea of pledging to keep interest rates low

first_imgThe US dollar slightly extended losses against the yen and euro while the S&P 500 index edged higher after the release of the minutes.Outlook uncertainThe Fed has repeatedly said the US economic outlook remains highly uncertain and reiterated that a full economic recovery hinges on the battle to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has killed more than 127,000 people in the United States.Since the meeting, a surge in US infections has led several policymakers to warn that signs of a nascent economic recovery over the last few weeks could already be under threat as hard-hit states halt or reverse the re-opening of their economies.The US economy slipped into recession in February and economic output and employment are still far below pre-crisis levels despite a rebound as restrictions were eased. More than 30 million people were receiving unemployment checks in the first week of June, about a fifth of the labor force.At last month’s policy meeting, the Fed signaled it planned years of extraordinary support for the economy, with policymakers projecting the economy to shrink 6.5 percent in 2020 and the unemployment rate to be 9.3 percent at the end of the year.In addition to slashing interest rates, the central bank has also pumped trillions of dollars into the economy to keep credit flowing to businesses and households.Americans’ anxieties over the spread of the coronavirus are at the highest level in more than a month, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday, a day after the United States recorded the biggest single-day rise in new cases since the pandemic began. Federal Reserve policymakers are looking at reviving a Great Recession-era promise to keep interest rates low until certain conditions are met, in a bid to deliver a more rapid recovery from the recession triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.The policymakers “generally indicated support” for tying rate-setting policy to specific economic outcomes, minutes from the US central bank’s June 9-10 policy meeting showed on Wednesday. “A number” favored a promise to leave rates low until inflation meets or even modestly exceeds the Fed’s 2 percent goal.A couple of policymakers preferred tying changes to rates to a specific unemployment rate; a “few others” wanted to promise easy monetary policy until a specific date in the future – an approach the Fed used effectively in 2012 and 2013. Topics :center_img Although two warned of the danger of adopting any such policy, citing financial stability risks, the minutes showed that policymakers overall supported giving the public more explicit forward guidance, both for rates and bond purchases, “as more information about the trajectory of the economy becomes available.”The readout showed much less support, and many questions, about alternate forms of support including control of the yield curve, a strategy in use by other central banks around the world.Fed officials anticipate the United States will suffer the worst economic downturn since World War Two, and they have no intent to let up on providing stimulus for the foreseeable future.“Members noted that they expected to maintain this target range until they were confident that the economy had weathered recent events and was on track to achieve the (rate-setting) Committee’s maximum-employment and price-stability goals,” the Fed said in the minutes.last_img read more

70 Seconds, 70 Years: Bombing of Chongqing

first_imgHi, in today’s 70 Seconds, 70 Years, we look at ordinary Chinese’s life during  the devastating bombing of Chongqing, one of the longest air raids in the history of WWII in which civilians were targeted.  In 1938, the Japanese military decided to destroy Chinese people’s morale by conducting air raids on the Kuomintang government’s provisional capital, Chongqing in southwestern China.   In the days that followed, for the residents of Chongqing, rushing into a shelter at the sound of the alarm became a daily routine, no matter whether they were eating, sleeping or walking on the street, given the intensity of the bombings.   However, even shelter was not a safe space, given that the lengthy raids resulted in hundreds dying of suffocation in the shelters.  Over 16,000 people lost their lives in the attacks on the city at the time. By all means, Chongqing was nearly wiped off the map, if not for the strength of the people there to persevere and rebuild.   I’m Wang Yizhi with CCTVNEWS, see you next time.last_img read more

McDowell wary of Open organisers

first_img This year players are reporting the course as hard and fast and there are high hopes for good scoring, but the Royal & Ancient will make sure the game’s elite are tested. Northern Irishman McDowell, the 2010 US Open winner, said: “Looking at the winning score, if the wind forecast is what they expect, which is fairly light – eight to 10 miles an hour, switching to the east on the weekend – I think it might be 10-, 12-under. “But it really just depends. They can get fairly evil with pin positions, the R&A, I have to say. They can get a little bit evil. These greens, there are some little corners on them that they can find. “Obviously weather is always going to play a massive factor. Let’s pray for a great, sunny, breezy weekend. That would be fantastic.” McDowell has arrived at the Open amid a run of inconsistent form, having won three of his last eight events but missed the cut in the other five, including at the last two majors. Yet he feels his fortunes are not as wildly contrasting as they appear and is in positive mood. He said: “They say winning is a habit, it’s a contagious habit. It’s certainly a habit we like to get into. You can say my season this year has not really been that way. “I haven’t fed off my victories maybe the way I needed to in the last few months. But those missed cuts, if you look at them – I missed by one at Augusta, missed by a couple at Players, missed by one at the Irish, missed by a couple at Wentworth, missed by a couple of hundred at the US Open. “It hasn’t really been as bad as it’s read. I have felt fairly decent with my game most of the year.” East Lothian has enjoyed perfect summer conditions ahead of this week’s championship at Muirfield and the forecast for the event itself looks similarly promising. It contrasts considerably from the last time the links hosted the Open in 2002, when a weekend storm ravaged the leaderboard and world number one Tiger Woods shot a third-round 81. Graeme McDowell is not getting carried away by the prospect of good weather at the Open – as event organisers can still be “a little bit evil”.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Malteenoes fight back against Everest after Yadram’s seven-wicket haul

first_imgHOME team, Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) and Everest Cricket Club (ECC) were locked in a serious battle, despite a destructive spell of fast bowling from former West Indies U-19 all-rounder Bhaskar Yadram, in the GCA, GISE Star Party Rentals and Trophy Stall first division two-day cricket competition. Malteenoes won the toss yesterday morning and opted to take first strike, but they never settled in the middle.The openers, Joseph Cupidore and Clarence Baird, were sent back early, with Raylex Payne getting Joseph, and Yadram starting his dominance with the wicket of Baird. He then took six of the last eight wickets of the games.The 19-year-old finished with 7-68 from 14 overs – his best figures in first-division cricket. Malteenoes’ fightback was led by middle order batsmen, Nichosie Barker, who struck 22 (4×4, 1×6), skipper Steven Jacobs who added 25 (3×4, 1×6), Marcus Watkins who scored 24 (3×4), and Kellon Carmichael, who finished with an innings-high 43.Carmichael took on Yadram in his sixth over after hitting him for two sixes. In total, the all-rounder finished with five sixes, which helped Malteenoes reach 178 before they were bowled out in 40.2 overs. LEADING FROM THE FRONTJacobs then spun his way to four wickets in Malteenoes’ fightback, which has left the match precariously placed.National cricketer Tagenarine Chanderpaul, who opened the batting, has been able to weather the storm and is not out on 41 (5×4), but seven wickets have so far fallen.  Carmichael took opener Ronaldo Renee and the captain, Akshaya Persaud, who batted at number three, for eight and six runs respectively, while Jacobs claimed four of the five other wickets.Amir Khan, who has been in form in second-division cricket, showed fight with an aggressive 31 (3×4, 3×6), but he also fell to Jacobs, who has had an excellent competition so far with the ball.After Khan lost his wicket, Troy Gonsalves hit 17 runs, but Barker got his wicket, while Jacobs had Ritchie Looknauth caught for a duck to swing the pendulum.Chanderpaul is still at the crease. When play continues this morning, Everest are trailing by 31 runs on first innings.last_img read more