How to round out a story in a small family hotel?

first_imgAnd that is the whole philosophy of successful tourism. So simple, and so original. Every tourist wants food that you have produced yourself, home-grown eggs for breakfast, fresh fish from the sea from which he himself has just emerged. And he is willing to pay more for that, because a product like this has that added value that can also be charged. Photo: FB Villa Margareta When you ask in a restaurant what dinner is for, the answer is – what we caught this morning. And it is an answer that brings a smile to every guest’s face. Villa Margaret, owned by the Sabalja family, is an example of a complete tourist product, which tourists always come back to and talk about. The third generation of families, who have dedicated their lives to tourism, have a small family hotel that feeds on products from their garden and fish caught directly from the sea. Namely, fish for the needs of hotel guests arrives fresh every morning in the hotel kitchen. The story is so simple and guarantees success and this hotel has no problems with guests because their guests, who are mostly from the area of ​​Austria, actually always come back to them. And this is how successful entrepreneurial tourism stories are created. The two sons and daughter who run a hotel in tourism today have grown up, learned from their father and went through all the stages of hotel business. Today, their children are also learning and living tourism and the story continues. The fish that the father, who today leaves the running of the hotel and family business to his two sons and daughter, still goes fishing every morning from the sea arrives at the table within a few hours. We caught this head of the family one morning just as he was bringing a fresh catch for the guests of the family hotel. A small family hotel on the island of Krk in Porat near Malinska has a formula for success in tourism, which I personally believe is the only possible winning combination. This family has a complete cycle, and their guests are happy to visit the garden a few hundred meters away and pick their own vegetables for lunch, and the children are especially delighted with the popcorn whose eggs are breakfast every morning at this hotel and their yellow cake is not because of the top food coloring than because of real homemade eggs. A story that has all the prerequisites to be successful for the next few generations.last_img read more

Tegal reports zero COVID-19 cases, thanks to PSBB: Mayor

first_imgLarge-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Tegal city, Central Java, which have been implemented for more than two weeks, are being hailed for successfully breaking the COVID-19 transmission chain as the city has not reported any new cases.“The only COVID-19 patient in Tegal has recovered. Therefore, Tegal is now reporting zero cases of COVID-19,” Tegal Mayor M. Jumaidi said on Thursday.He also claimed that the number of people under general monitoring (ODP) and patients under surveillance (PDP) for COVID-19 in the city shows had shown a declining trend since the city implemented the PSBB on April 23. “Residents protested [the restriction] at first. Many still violated the rule by not wearing a mask and gathering outside. But in the second week, they started to show more discipline,” Jumaidi said.However, he said that his administration was still optimizing the PSBB measures as people from several COVID-19 red zones continued arriving in the city and some mass religious events still took place at several locations.Read also: COVID-19: Central Java tracking down 1,500 residents who attended Gowa gatheringThe city administration has also decided to extend its PSBB period to May 22 to ensure it had successfully ended COVID-19 transmissions. Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo commended the achievement but urged residents of Tegal to remain vigilant until the pandemic has truly ended and the economy restored.He also demanded that the Tegal administration heavily sanction violators.“It’s hard to maintain discipline,” Ganjar said, adding that community awareness played an important factor in determining the success of the PSBB.He further pointed out that Tegal city was located next to Tegal, Brebes and Pemalang regencies, which are considered COVID-19 red zones.“Please, I’m asking Tegal residents to stay at home unless they have a very urgent matter. And when going outside, don’t forget to wear a mask and maintain a physical distance,” the governor said. (aly)Topics :last_img read more

Balmoral home with feature wine room sells for $3.42m

first_imgThe wine cellar is jaw-dropping.The home is fully smart wired with CCTV, Sonos sound system and ducted airconditioning all controlled by iPad. The kitchen has Elba marble benchtops.Built by InForm Building group, the home spans across three levels and has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and parking for four cars. There is an open plan kitchen and living area.Place Paddington estate agent Sacha Hennessy said the 7 Wentworth Pde home sold to a local family.“They were looking for a beautiful home in a good location,” Ms Hennessy said. “There were a range of interested parties, one just negotiated harder.”More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020 REAL ESTATE: 7 Wentworth Pde, BalmoralThe bathrooms and kitchen have Elba marble benchtops, and there is a media room with a glass wall peeking into a jaw-dropping wine cellar. One of the homes three bathrooms.“This home is something that is not easy to build yourself,” Ms Hennessy said. “When you are building quality homes people are recognising the cost and work that goes into it … and we achieved a good price because of that.” This home at 7 Wentworth Pde, Balmoral, sold for $3.42m.With an elevator and a whole room dedicated to wine, it’s no surprise this luxury Balmoral home sold for $3.42 million. There are sweeping views from the roof.last_img read more

The VAT lady sings

first_imgENLIVENING the closing minutes of ICM’s conference on Managing Privatised Railways in London on January 16 was a chilling dissertation by Celia Brennen of KPMG on the looming horrors of Value Added Tax. January 1 1997 saw the expiry of a derogation which legitimised a long-established practice in some European Union states of not charging a positive rate of VAT on public transport fares. Specifically, rail fares are zero-rated in Britain and exempt in Denmark and Ireland. In theory, the European Commission could now bring infraction proceedings to enforce compliance with a rule that actually dates from 1973. While this may be unlikely, the Brussels bureaucrats certainly are working on a plan to harmonise VAT on fares across modes and frontiers which has profound implications for international rail travel in particular. KPMG was commissioned to advise on these.Among the 12 EU countries which do not exempt fares from VAT, the rates imposed on rail tickets currently range from 0 to 15% with an average of around 8%. Given that EU policy is supposed to favour public transport over the car, a rate of 5% to 7% is likely, but even so, Ms Brennan believes ‘the administrative costs of VAT are very large.’ For example, it could cost Britain’s franchised train operators between £90m and £150m to upgrade their ticket issuing systems so as to provide a VAT invoice for each transaction, paper copies of which then have to be stored for six years according to current rules. While business travellers would be able to claim the VAT back, most passengers would not.Last September, the Community of European Railways set out its position on harmonisation, and as a minimum demanded equality with air and sea transport operators; these are not only exempt from VAT (or zero-rated), but are permitted to sell duty-free goods for intra-Community travel whereas railways are not. CER points out that putting VAT on fares will typically reduce rail travel by a like percentage, if there is no corresponding tax applied to cars or planes. When VAT was applied to rail tickets in Switzerland, fares were raised by 6·5% but produced 7% less turnover, increasing the subsidy burden on taxpayers substantially. The CER notes that ‘the total additional cost for the country of this transfer has yet to be quantified.’last_img read more

Gastroenteritis Tips

first_img 32 Views   no discussions Share Photo credit: trialx.comThe Ministry of Health wishes to inform the general Public that Gastroenteritis is still present. With the influx of visitors on the island the public is advice to remain watchful and observe strict hygiene.Gastroenteritis is a condition that causes irritation and inflammation of the stomach and intestines.It can spread easily. Practice good hygiene.If you are experiencing symptoms like vomiting, upset stomach and abdominal pain, seek medical attention at your nearest health centre.Or if you are experiencing a diarrhea which is three loose stools within 24 hours, then you should take a small amount of the stool in a container to your Health Centre or Doctor.Use a wide mouth, screw cap container, such as a small peanut butter container.Wash it with soap and water, rinse it properly, and then dry itPlace a small amount of stool in the container.Next, write your name, the date and the time that the stool was collected.Wrap the container in a small black plastic bag or a small brown paper bag or in foil.Take it to your health centre or doctor.Also drink lots of fluids to prevent dehydration and wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.Do not stop breastfeeding a child even if he or she has diarrhoeaREMEMBER YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!Press ReleaseMinistry of Health, Health Promotion Unit Share HealthLifestyleLocalNews Gastroenteritis Tips by: – July 5, 2011center_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

Murdered Woman’s Family Drops Lawsuit Against Best Buy, Others

first_imgThe family of a woman who was killed during an appliance delivery in Boca Raton last summer has dropped their lawsuit against Best Buy and its subcontractors.The suspect, 21-year-old Jorge Dupre Lachazo, is accused of killing 75-year-old Evelyn Udell on August 19, when he and David Gonzalez delivered a washer and dryer to her home. The pair worked for XM Delivery, which was subcontracted by Best Buy.The lawsuit named Best Buy, freight carrier J.B. Hunt, and XM Delivery, as well as the XM employees, Dupre Lachazo and Gonzalez, the driver in the delivery, and XM Delivery owner Manuel Chavez. It also named the two workers who sold the appliances at the Best Buy store.Online court records show that the family filed a notice of voluntary dismissal with prejudice last week, which means they are waiving their rights to file another lawsuit with the same claims.I’m working on legislation for the upcoming session that will protect Floridians when having furniture or appliances delivered to their homes. You can read more about it here. #flapol #Sayfie— Mike Caruso (@RepMikeCaruso) October 29, 2019 Dupre Lachazo is charged with first-degree murder and faces the death penalty. Police say he beat the 75-year-old retired librarian and grandmother, and then set her on fire. She died the next day.He told police that he heard voices telling him to kill Udell, adding that they belonged to drug dealers who had sexually molested him and threatened his mother.“I threw my life away at 21 years old,” Dupre Lachazo told the detectives on the day of the attack. “I’m a bad person. I want to die. Use that pistol already. Use it already. Disappear me. Disappear me.”Soon after the murder, State Republican Rep. Mike Caruso, of Delray Beach, introduced a bill that would require big-box stores such as Best Buy to notify its customers when a delivery has been subcontracted.The legislation, which failed to pass a subcommittee on March 14, would have also required fingerprint-based “Level 2” background checks for any delivery person who enters a person’s home.last_img read more

Meet Virginia: After beginning year as starting attack, Maltz heads home to Virginia as 2nd-line midfielder

first_imgDerek Maltz has long known where to jog out to prior to the opening whistle. The senior captain, who has become a staple of one of the country’s best offenses in his three-plus years at Syracuse, began the season on the starting attack alongside Dylan Donahue and Kevin Rice.The spot he expected to be in while fielding questions about SU’s potent attack in the weeks leading up to the team’s opener against Siena. And the spot he was in when he helped the team to wins over the Saints and then-No. 11 Albany to kick-start the season. But in the Orange’s 16-8 loss to Maryland on Saturday, Maltz didn’t start and played sparingly with the second midfield line. “I’m not 100 percent sure what my role is as of now,” Maltz said. “But I’m thinking I’ll be playing a little more midfield than attack. We’ll see.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU head coach John Desko shuffled junior transfer Randy Staats into the starting attack against the Terps, and made Maltz a second-line midfielder next to Nicky Galasso and Billy Ward. But against Maryland, SU struggled at the faceoff X and Maltz — as well as Galasso and Ward — spent the majority of the game on the sideline because the Orange spent a majority of the game on defense. The unveiling of Desko’s new offensive approach was muffled by an unusually lopsided result, and Maltz will get a second opportunity to transition into the midfield when No. 6 SU (2-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) travels to the senior’s home state to face No. 4 Virginia (5-0) in Charlottesville, Va., at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. “I think Derek’s done a very good job making a switch, it’s not easy,” Desko said. “The Maryland game didn’t really give him and those guys a chance, but Virginia should be a good chance.”In just his third game with Syracuse, including a scrimmage against Towson on Feb. 1, Staats paced the Orange with a team-high seven points in an overtime win over Albany. Desko has said he’s impressed with how fast Staats has adjusted to Division I lacrosse after transferring from Onondaga Community College and joining the team weeks into its preseason practice schedule.The coach was also happy with the way Staats fit into the attack, which was evident when Staats’ face appeared on the video board with the rest of the starters before Maryland.“It was tough watching from the bench,” Maltz said. “But Randy’s doing a really good job and playing with guys like Nicky Galasso and Billy Ward in the midfield is also cool.”Yet just about all of Maltz’s work with his new line has come in practice. He said that has gone well, and so did Desko. But in the team’s first-ever ACC game, the unit saw the field almost only in man-up situations. Maltz did net a goal off a pass from Staats early in the second quarter, but the majority of the Orange’s sparse offensive sets consisted of the starting attack plus the first-line midfield of Henry Schoonmaker, Hakeem Lecky and Scott Loy. Desko hoped that Staats would fully acclimate himself with his new attack mates while Maltz quarterbacked the offense from the midfield, as the head coach said it was Maltz’s vision and knowledge of Syracuse’s system that prompted the move.Rice, a starting junior attack, orchestrates the SU offense as a feeder behind the cage, and said that having both Staats and Maltz on the field together, regardless of the positions, is beneficial to the team. “They’re both very talented and for me it will be good if they can both get out there to have two big targets,” Rice said. “It’s never bad to have options, and we do.”The defensively savvy Terrapins — along with faceoff specialist Charlie Raffa — didn’t allow that to happen. A trip to Virginia doesn’t promise to be any less competitive. It’s another chance for Maltz get comfortable out of the starting lineup and at a new spot on the field. Said Maltz: “It will be good to get out there for another go. I’m just trying to help this team.” Comments Published on February 27, 2014 at 12:18 am Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Holt: When 3-pointers don’t fall, Badgers will

first_imgI have seen the end.It ends with the clanging of the ball off the rim. It ends with air balls and desperation heaves.I have seen the death of the Wisconsin men’s basketball team.Simply put, this team will not survive past the second weekend of the NCAA tournament. Maybe not even the second game. When that final loss of the season comes, it should surprise nobody. That game is already scripted.Here’s how it happens.Wisconsin finds itself behind against a lower-seeded opponent, history indicating it will be a mid-major. To sum up the problem, the other team’s shots are falling and the Badgers’ shots are not – especially from behind the arc.The biggest difference between the Badgers’ six losses and 21 wins comes in three-point percentage. When UW wins, the 3-pointers fall, and when it loses, they don’t. Last night’s win over Michigan was the season in a nutshell: make a 3-pointer, win the game.In games where Wisconsin won by 10 or more points, the Badgers shot 49.1 percent from the field and 43 percent on 3-pointers. In wins by nine or fewer points, UW posted a 43-percent field goal percentage and shot 34.6 percent from behind the arc.In losses, UW shot just 38 percent from the field and 29.1 percent on 3-pointers.A simple argument might be made that because the Badgers were behind in the losses, they were forced to take more chances on long shots. But in losses, Wisconsin averaged 23 attempts from 3-point range, while in wins, they averaged 21.9 attempts – only about one fewer attempt. Not much of a difference.In wins, the Badgers made an average of 8.5 threes, while in losses, just 6.7 – almost two fewer and a possible six-point swing. Three of UW’s losses came by fewer than six points and none by more than eight.Wisconsin is just too reliant on the 3-pointer this season. It is both the boon and bane of this edition of the swing offense.Typically, the point of the swing is to move the ball around enough to get it into a position for a high-percentage shot, usually from the post. UW milks the shot clock and patiently waits for the shot it wants. In this offense, guards have to be able to work inside, and big men have to feel comfortable at the perimeter.Part of the beauty of the swing is it can adapt easily to the personnel coach Bo Ryan has any given year. But this season, the big men feel maybe a little too comfortable at the perimeter.Point guard Jordan Taylor has taken the most 3-point attempts for the Badgers this season with 127. However, Wisconsin’s two most-often used big players, forwards Jon Leuer and Keaton Nankivil, rank second and third on the team in attempts with 121 and 101, respectively.Big men that can shoot from the perimeter are a plus. Having a big man that relies on the 3-pointer (54 percent of Nankivil’s points come from threes) can be a liability.Knowing this, as an opposing team, there are two basic options for defending the Badgers: Avoid getting beaten by the 3-pointer and let them work the ball inside to Leuer, who averages 19.3 points per game, or force UW outside and take your chances with the Badgers’ long-range accuracy.More often than not, teams have decided to keep Wisconsin to the outside and force the shot from behind the arc. When that plan backfires, the Badgers beat Northwestern by 32 (12-26 on 3-pointers) and Coppin State by 24 (17-38). When it works, Wisconsin shoots 3-19 on threes against Purdue.The Badgers’ biggest strengths could be their biggest weaknesses.Against Ohio State, Jordan Taylor almost single-handedly showed how the three-ball can change the outcome of a game. Wisconsin was down 15 points and made it all up in a matter of minutes. It was one of those stretches where the Badgers looked like they couldn’t miss.And in a tight game, they had better not.The Badgers are dead last in Division I in possessions per 40 minutes, averaging 58.4. They don’t get a lot of chances to score in every game, which conversely keeps opponents from getting a lot of chances either. Wisconsin justifies that this season by ranking No. 1 in offensive efficiency, averaging 1.19 points per possession. Typically, UW makes the most out of its few chances.But when it doesn’t, Wisconsin doesn’t give itself much of a chance. And because a large proportion of those chances are spent on 3-pointers – 35.5 percent of UW’s points come from threes, 22nd in the nation – the Badgers are taking a gamble with every 3 taken. Only two other teams – Boston College and Belmont – that are in ESPN’s latest projected tournament field rely more heavily on 3-pointers for offense.Of the teams that are likely in contention for No. 1 seeds in the tournament – Duke, Kansas, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and Texas – only Duke has over 30 percent of its points coming from 3-pointers (30.8 percent). In the previous two Final Fours, none of the eight teams relied on 3-pointers for more than 29.9 percent of their total points.Cornell proved last year you can beat anybody with threes, downing Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA tournament, going 8-15 from behind the arc in that game. Against Kentucky in its next game, Cornell went just 5-21 in a 17-point loss.If the Badgers shoot lights out like they sometimes do, they can beat anybody. But the opposite holds true as well. Wisconsin plays like a boom-or-bust team intent on upsets but instead will likely have a No. 3 seed, meaning it could take some surviving just to get the opportunity for an upset.Instead, the Badgers will eventually fall to a team that relies more heavily on high-percentage shots – a more reliable formula for sustained success in general. Can the Badgers win four or more games in a row with the kind of shooting they rely on? It’s doubtful. Don’t count on any big March run this season.Sorry to spoil the surprise. Adam is a senior majoring in journalism. Think UW has what it takes to stay hot from 3-point land in the postseason? Email him at or Tweet @AdamJSHoltlast_img read more

Guyana’s Recount of March 2 Election to Begin on May 6

first_imgCommissioner Alexander meanwhile, addressed what he said are some “troubling things” being expressed by the opposition side. This was confirmed on Sunday by Commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Vincent Alexander. “What is it you want to hide in relation to matters such as taking the list which was used at the place of poll, on which list names were struck off, to determine how many persons turned up to vote and then check the actual ballots to see the correlation between the number of persons recorded and the number of ballots in the box. What is the difficulty in that and transparency? Why do you try to go to the RPA to exclude that and want and use 162 and 22 to include other things?”he asked. “There is no provision for streaming in any of the legislation. So if we are talking about streaming, we can only go to 162 of the Constitution and the RPA 22 which gives the commission latitude. (But) the very people who have agreed to the use of the latitude are also seeking to object to the very latitude for other things,” he told the media Sunday evening. “So, the question on what we do in the recount continues to be a red herring and there are those who are still suggesting, notwithstanding the decision, that we should do a numerical count, while they are shouting transparency. And so the question arises, you are screaming transparency, you are using the latitude of 162 and 22 to call for streaming, but then you want to take away that streaming when it comes to how we conduct the count.” Amid the concerns raised by opposition commissioners, Alexander said the Chairman’s pronouncement encapsulated what was previously resolved. Alexander said if the opposition wants to be transparent, there should be no issue. CMC That includes the intermittent broadcast of the process. Justice Singh also expressed the desire to have the ballot boxes viewed when they are out of the containers so that persons can confirm that there was no tampering with the seals. The Commissioner said there is the recognition that should that be done, the probability of disparities between what is struck off on the list and what is in the box will surface. According to him, “people do not want this to be known.” Although a decision was already taken on the matter, GECOM’s Chairman Justice (ret’d) Claudette Singh will make a pronouncement in writing to commissioners, in what is expected to be the final say on the matter. He said the recount is being conducted under Section 22 of the Representation of the Peoples’ Act (RPA) and Article 162 of the Constitution. However, there are persons who are trying to “use” 162 of the Constitution and Article 22 of the RPA at their convenience. Emerging from a lengthy commission meeting on Sunday, Alexander said the operational plan and final order for the recount are completed, with the Order set to be gazetted on Monday, after the issue of live streaming is further addressed. However, Alexander said the Chairman is leaning towards an audio broadcast instead of a live stream, as she has chosen to “lower the tempo of aggression” displayed in the media including social media, especially towards her. “And so, we have a very difficult situation, where there seems to be an agenda of what is being pursued [by the opposition]. But at the end of the day, we have finalised the plan and order but for that one thing.” The commission meets again on today to finalise the process. GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The long-awaited national recount of the March 2, General and Regional Elections in Guyana will get underway on Wednesday.last_img read more

Cadets of the FC Sarajevo at the International Tournament in Hungary

first_imgThe U-17 selection of the FC Sarajevo Academy will participate from the September 9th at the high quality international tournament “Future Talents Cup” in Hungary.12 teams divided in two groups will participate at the tournament.The cadets of the FC Sarajevo will play in the A group in which there is also PSV Eindhoven from Netherlands, Ferencvaroš from Hungary, Senica from Slovakia, Brugge from Belgium and Maribor from Slovenia.The first match is scheduled for September 9th , against Maribor.In the B grouo there are Galatasaray, another team of Ferencvaroš, Wisla Krakow, Sturm Graz, Partizan and Dinamo Bucurest.(Source: Fena / photo: