Photo: Pixabay The HGK survey showed that two thirds (66%) of Croatian companies already feel the negative consequences of the coronavirus situation in their business, and more than half of them (53%) stated that their turnover has dropped. Source: HGK When asked what specific types of problems bother them, most companies (30%) reported difficulties in concluding new jobs, completing contracted jobs (29%) and performing existing jobs (28%). The most affected are travel agencies and companies engaged in providing accommodation, preparing and serving food, and so far small and medium-sized companies feel a greater negative impact than large companies. Survey results You can take a look at the following connectors. As far as expectations for the future are concerned, the most pessimistic are travel agencies that expect the strongest consequences for long-term business. As many as 92% of them state that they expect strong and medium negative consequences on long-term business, 62% on short-term. They are followed by companies from the activity of providing accommodation, food preparation and serving (hotels, resorts, camps, other accommodation, restaurants, catering, cafes), among which 76% expect a long-term and 71% short-term strong and medium negative impact on business. Side dish: Travel agencies (69%), accommodation, food preparation and serving (62%) and transport and storage (51%) have strong and medium consequences for the current business. Questionnaire – you can fill out business difficulties due to coronavirus on this one connectors In the first two days alone, more than 1000 companies participated in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce survey, and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce called on entrepreneurs to continue to report business problems. pages of the Chamber.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers swore he didn’t know that once his son Austin stepped on the floor for the first time as a member of the Clippers, it would be historical because no NBA head coach had ever coached his son on his team.“I didn’t find out until we actually did it,” said Doc Rivers, who doubles as president of basketball operations and brought his son to the Clippers in a three-team trade Thursday. “And I think we had a debate. I’m like, ‘No, someone has.’ I didn’t know who, I just thought it had happened before. I didn’t know that, so making history, well, great.”That history was made when Austin Rivers entered at 2:24 of the first quarter of the Clippers’ game Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who spoiled the party with a 126-121 victory over L.A. at Staples Center.Blake Griffin led the Clippers (26-14) with 34 points and 10 rebounds, DeAndre Jordan scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Matt Barnes scored 17, Chris Paul had 15 points and 13 assists and J.J. Redick scored 14. Austin Rivers shot 0 of 4 for zero points and one assist in 11 minutes. Kryrie Irving led Cleveland (21-20) with 37 points and LeBron James scored 32. Tristan Thompson had 24 points and 12 rebounds. Kevin Love (back spasms) did not play.The Rivers duo met with reporters prior to the tip-off. There were many questions to be asked and answered. One of seemingly vital importance was how the dynamic is going to work in the locker room. When told this was something on the minds of many, Doc Rivers said he doesn’t care about the concerns of others.“Well, as long as it’s not on our minds in there,” Doc Rivers said. “We don’t care about the other people outside the locker room, we really don’t. It doesn’t matter to us.“But you do think about all that stuff. But you do that with every single deal, which nobody gets. You really do. There are times when I’ve brought the right guys in the locker room and it’s worked and there’s been times that I haven’t and it hasn’t worked.”Austin Rivers intimated that the idea his father may play him more than he deserves, thus ticking off others on the team, is somewhat insulting. “My dad is too focused on his thing for that to even be an issue,” said Austin Rivers, who will come off the bench. “It’s almost like a disrespectful thing to my dad. My dad would never, ever play me over somebody because I’m his son.“If I’m not playing well, he’s going to sit me. I’m sitting on the bench, you know what I mean? He wants to win.”The younger Rivers gave an example that brought laughter.“My dad is the type of guy that when I was 5 years old, we’d play checkers and he would not let me win,” Austin Rivers, 22, said. “It’s just kind of how he is, so he’s not doing any favors for me. I’ve gotta earn everything here.”Interestingly, both men had said in the past they weren’t sure if they would be interested in this scenario. Austin Rivers admitted he still wasn’t 100 percent certain about it when the subject was first broached.“To be honest, I never thought something like this would happen and then he called me up and he asked me, ‘Is this something you might be interested in because we need you,’” Austin Rivers said. “And when I heard that, it was one of those kinds of things where I had to think, I had to take a day to myself and say, ‘Can this work?’ “He got on the horn.“First thing I did was call my mom (Kristen),” Austin Rivers said. “She’s the one that’s gotta deal with this and she was a wreck the first night (it was discussed). She was calling me, ‘Well, what if this happens?’ I was like, ‘Mom, it’s not on anybody but me and him.’”Doc Rivers also had a conversation with Kristen Rivers.“Obviously, we talked about it before we were going to do it and she was good with it, so she gave me her blessing,” Doc Rivers said, drawing more laughter.One thing’s certain, this will change the relationship of Doc and Austin Rivers. Not necessarily in a bad way.“I think the biggest difference is now that I’m his coach, he actually has to listen to me,” Doc Rivers said. “Now, I would say on his part, he’s probably thinking any kid will listen to their parent if they pay him.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error