Arena Hospitality Group received world recognition for responsible tourism

first_imgArena Hospitality Group (AHG) as part of this year’s World Tourism Exchange WTM in London received recognition from the world organization “Responsible Tourism Partnership” for responsible tourism and coping in the covid-19 pandemic. Thus, AHG reaffirmed its social responsibility and commitment to the common good of the local community, which was recognized and rewarded by the world organization. “Responsible Tourism Partnership” Also, in cooperation with the hospital and their expressed need, and together with a long-term partner Kamgrad doo one of the leading domestic companies in the construction sector, AGH decided to finance the purchase of medical equipment, ie devices for disinfection of UVDI-360 in order to fight more efficiently. against COVID-19 infection. The total amount of HRK 362.500 was financed in the ratio of 50% / 50% between Kamgrad and AHG. Due to the crisis situation caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, Arena Hospitality Group dd has made all its possibilities available to help the local community and the population to overcome the difficult situation in which we all find ourselves. AHG donated 35 LCD TVs to the Pula General Hospital to make their stay easier, donated about 100 “lunch packages” a day for the hospital’s medical staff, and made their employees available to help prepare for moving into the new hospital premises and cleaning. for moving into hospital wards as soon as possible.last_img read more

Senate chooses to be fiscally irresponsible

first_imgCategories: Editorial, Opinion Congress would cut tax rates – particularly for corporations, which face a relatively high nominal rate – but would recoup the revenue by closing tax loopholes and ending big tax breaks.Both sides of this plan would help the economy.Lowering corporate rates would make the United States a more attractive place to do business.Ending tax breaks would fight tax gaming by the wealthy and cut unneeded government interference in private decisions about where to invest money.The result would be a fairer and more efficient tax code, without adding a penny to the debt.Republicans and Democrats should be able to agree on such a policy.But as the plan has developed, Republicans have balked at doing the hard stuff – that is, raising revenue. Instead of clipping their ambitions to reduce tax rates so that it continued to line up with their willingness to offset them, Republicans have steadily gravitated toward simply not paying for them.The Senate on Thursday put a number on its fiscal recklessness, giving itself permission to leave $1.5 trillion in tax cuts unpaid-for.Republicans respond that the way these numbers have to be officially counted makes them look worse than reality.The reasoning is complex, but the bottom line is simple: They want to use a budgeting gimmick that previous congresses have properly declined to exploit.The tax plan’s backers also argue that the cut will spur economic growth, which will eventually return more money to the Treasury than traditional budget calculations would suggest.The myth that tax cuts pay for themselves has been debunked by both economic theory and practical experience.While some “dynamic” effects are possible, they are hard to predict and certainly not as large as tax-cut enthusiasts claim. The Senate late Thursday narrowly approved a budget plan that could cost the nation dearly.The goal is a massive tax cut with uncertain benefits for most Americans, in an economy that does not require the sort of short-term jolt that deficit-financed tax cuts are good for.The price tag is $1.5 trillion in new debt over 10 years.The bad news is that several Republicans who previously expressed deep concern about the country’s shaky finances voted for the budget outline, clearing the way for this foolish plan.The good news is that they still have a chance to show that they are not irresponsible hypocrites.Thursday’s vote was just the first step in a long process of hashing out exactly what the tax cut would look like – and, therefore, how damaging it would be.This policy push began with a much better idea: real tax reform. There is still time for reason to prevail.Before the Senate voted for fiscal irresponsibility, the House passed a budget plan calling for revenue-neutral tax reform.This concept must be revived as the action turns to congressional committees, which will fill in the crucial details – which taxes will be cut, by how much, with which offsets.At the end of this process, the chambers must vote again on the whole package.The senators who surrendered to fiscal cowardice on Thursday will have one last chance to prove themselves responsible.Several Republicans who previously expressed deep concern about the country’s shaky finances voted for the budget outline, clearing the way for this foolish plan.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

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We can handle pressure – Defoe

first_img Press Association Everton briefly applied the pressure before Defoe, playing wide right of a three-man forward line, bundled home substitute Adam Johnson’s cross with his thigh with the ball also touching his hand as it went in. “You need a bit of luck, and yeah and I think you get that luck when you work so hard as a team,” added the former England international, who joined from Major League Soccer side Toronto in January. Advocaat is pleased with the way his three-pronged strikeforce has performed in the last couple of weeks, having beaten Southampton the previous weekend, and despite Defoe being given an unfamiliar wide role the head coach said he does not insist the striker rigidly sticks to the position. “It is not his favourite position but we are in a position where we have to do everything for the club to stay up,” said the Dutchman, who has earned 10 points from the six matches he has been in charge. “If he scores as well it gives him a boost but he has the freedom as well to come away from that position.” After defeat at Aston Villa the previous week, Everton’s season is drifting aimlessly with a top-10 finish looking almost beyond them. “It becomes very difficult,” admitted manager Roberto Martinez. “I always felt the two home games left were very important but we are facing West Ham next week and are in a direct fight for those positions. “I think it is important we don’t lose the focus of looking for the top 10.” A 2-0 win at Everton meant the Black Cats recorded back-to-back victories for the first time this season and it could not have come at a more crucial time. The result lifted Dick Advocaat’s side two points clear of the relegation zone but wins for West Brom, Aston Villa and Leicester and a point for Newcastle mean the quest for survival is far from over. “It was a must-win game to be honest, we knew we had to win,” said Defoe, who made sure of three points with an 85th-minute effort after Danny Graham’s fortuitous first goal for the club 28 months after joining. “We still have an important game next week (at home to Leicester) but it is back-to-back wins and we are delighted to have done it. “I think it has added a bit more pressure on the sides around us now. “There was a lot of pressure on us to get a result and we handled that and that is credit to everyone at the club. “We were solid, organised and patient as this is a difficult place to come. It was never going to be easy, so to win here 2-0 was credit to the players. “It was impressive to get the result – it doesn’t matter how you do it. There was a lot of pressure in a must-win game and we can go home happy.” Everton dominated possession but despite creating opportunities in each half, their best chances did not come until they were behind when Seamus Coleman volleyed wide and James McCarthy fired a low, angled drive against the post. By then Graham had ended his long wait for his maiden Black Cats goal, although it was not intentional as, with his back to goal, he appeared to be trying to get out of the way of Jordi Gomez’s shot when it took a deflection off his shin and looped over Tim Howard. Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe believes the players have proved they can handle the pressure of a relegation battle. last_img read more