The government accepted an amendment to the regulation for concessions on tourist land in camps

first_imgAt the last session of the Government, held on Thursday, “Decree on Amendments to the Decree on the Procedure, Manner and Conditions for Obtaining a Concession on Tourist Land in Camps Co-Owned by the Republic of Croatia”. Namely, the amendments are as follows: Article 10, paragraph 1, which refers to the deadline for payment of the variable part of the concession fee, now states that the payment is made no later than 31 May of the current year. The deadline is changed because the existing provision did not take into account the legal deadline for preparing the final financial statements. Article 3 of the said Regulation has been supplemented with a new paragraph which stipulates that the occupied area is considered to be the area of ​​the camp that was not estimated in the conversion of the socially-owned enterprise, and was part of the camp at the time of conversion. This specifies the concept of occupied area, which is stated in the formula, and whose meaning has not been specified so far. The amendment to Article 9 refers to the variable part of the concession fee, which is now calculated in proportion to the square meters occupied in relation to the entire area of ​​the camp, and according to the criteria in the figure below. Attachment: REGULATION on amendments to the Decree on the procedure, manner and conditions for obtaining a concession on tourist land in camps co-owned by the Republic of Croatia After Article 19a, Article 19b is added, which introduces and regulates the possibility of installment payment of the concession fee. The article stipulates that, at the request of the company, the obligation to pay the difference in the concession fee may be payable over a period of three years, in three equal annual installments, with each installment due on 30 September of the current year. The explanation of the amendments to the Decree states that the aim of the proposed amendment to the Decree is to remove the obstacle to the calculation of the variable part of the concession fee for the use of tourist land in camps, because the Ministry of Tourism is not able to issue invoices for the variable part of the concession fee. the amendment to the Regulation does not harmonize the criteria for calculating the fee according to the development index of the city / municipality in which the camp is located in accordance with the appropriate development groups into which local self-government units are classified in accordance with the new Decision on classifying local and regional self-government units. . Photo: Aminess Park Mareda, Camping.hrlast_img read more

Captaining India helped me play even better, says Virat Kohli

first_imgVirat Kohli’s career graph has touched new heights after he took over the Test captaincy with India winning four series under his leadership. For him the leadership mantra is by taking bold decisions and not worrying much about its consequences.After Kohli became captain of the Test side, India have won nine Tests out of 16 and lost only two with other five ending in draws.Kohli, who is yet to lose a Test match at home said that decision making is the tough part and needs lot of courage. (India’s future bright under Virat Kohli: Sourav Ganguly to India Today)”Decision making is very hard at times and it takes a lot of courage to do that. I learnt a lot from Dhoni seeing the way he made decisions. They might have been right or wrong but to convince yourself to make one decision and go forward with it; I think that is the essence of being a captain,” Kohli told BCCI TV.The Delhi batsman loves playing the longest format of the game and said Test cricket has helped him improve as a cricketer. (Virat Kohli was born to lead India: Nine wins out of 16 Tests as skipper)CHALLENGE OF TEST CRICKET”It is an honour to be leading the Test team for the country. It is something that I take a lot of pride in. To be a Test cricketer for starters and then to lead a Test side; for me it is paramount,” he said.”That extra responsibility helped me play even better than I probably would have been. (Virat Kohli leads by example in tricky conditions at Eden Gardens)advertisement”For me it is an honour to be able to wear whites and step on to that field for India. The way Test cricket tests you, nothing else can,” Kohli said.TO BE WORLD CLASSAt 27, Kohli captained India to the numero uno position in Test cricket and his hunger for success can be gauged from the fact that he and his team-mates share a common goal – sustained excellence.”We want to be a world class team and there is no doubt about it in anyone’s head. You don’t think about being number one when you begin as captain but you obviously want to be on top in whatever format you play and that is all that we strive for. (Is Virat Kohli smarter, better captain than Mahendra Singh Dhoni?)”To have the responsibility of making sure that we play well as a Test team is something that gives me lot of pride and I enjoy that. It is a challenge for you to test yourself and be able to take other players along and go towards one goal; which I think I have been put in to is a position of privilege rather than a position of pressure,” Kohli said.”To become a great player, you need to play great as a team and then your performances count. That is our aim. (Eden Test: Ravi Shastri slams Virat Kohli for poor shot selection)”Obviously there will be ups and downs and you will feel the heat and take criticism and negative things along the way. But that is what it is all about, that builds character,” he added.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Nets Hi-Jack Warriors, 110-108

first_imgNEW YORK — There was no stopping Stephen Curry down the stretch, so Jarrett Jack shot over him.Jack made a tiebreaking jumper with 1.1 seconds left and the Brooklyn Nets overcame Curry’s stirring fourth-quarter comeback attempt to beat the Golden State Warriors 110-108 on March 2.Curry, in a breathtaking flurry of outside shooting, brought the Warriors back from 10 points down with under 4 minutes left to tie it. But he couldn’t get a final shot off after Jack’s jumper over his outstretched arms.“It’s all about being ready,” Jack said. “I didn’t have a huge game shooting the ball. I think chasing Steph around probably had a big, big reason to do with that. But it’s always staying ready.”Curry finished with 26 points, 18 in the final period, when he had opposing fans chanting “MVP!” and gasping every time he rose to shoot. Jack, however, calmly ran the clock down and hit the shot to beat his former team as the Nets won their first game at home since Feb. 6.“That’s what he does. He makes big shots,” Curry said. “I played the best defense I could on that possession, contested it and made him alter just a little bit, and he still knocked it down.”Brook Lopez had 26 points and Deron Williams 22 for the Nets.Andrew Bogut scored 16 for Golden State, but Klay Thompson shot 3-for-17. He was 1-of-9 on 3-pointers and finished with seven points.Alan Anderson scored 16 for the Nets, who had played eight in a row on the road since beating New York at Barclays Center on Feb. 6, a 24-day stretch between home games that ranked as the longest in franchise history.Now the Warriors can’t wait to get home, ending their six-game trip and a stretch of 10 road games out of 11.A night after overcoming a 26-point deficit to beat Boston, the Warriors looked as though they longed for their own beds for most of this one.Curry was only 1 of 6 for five points by the final minute of the third, but his 3-pointer with 11 seconds left in the period set him up for his big fourth.“Steph was amazing down the stretch. For a guy who didn’t do that much in the first half, got in foul trouble, he didn’t look like he had his legs and then to just explode like he did was just remarkable,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He gave us a chance to win.”On the same floor where he won last month’s 3-point contest at All-Star weekend, Curry made four 3s in the fourth. The Warriors got the ball to him going toward the rim on an inbounds after Jack’s basket, but he couldn’t get a shot up before the buzzer.Lopez said the Nets thought the Warriors would go for a 3-pointer on the final possession.“Lots of capable guys in that situation, lots of guys we had to look out for, and we played it well,” he said.Williams’ basket made it 106-96 with 4 minutes left and the Warriors looked about finished. Curry then made a 3 and, after Jack’s jumper, nailed two in a row from behind the arc to cut it to 108-105.He missed another that would have tied it — drawing a stunned response around the arena — but tied it at 108 on a jumper with 1:09 to play.Bogut threw the ball away trying to get it to Curry, giving possession to the Nets. That set up the jumper by Jack, who also hit one here to beat the Clippers on Feb. 2.Thaddeus Young, playing his first home game for the Nets since being acquired for Kevin Garnett at the trade deadline, scored 14 points.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Virat Kohli can become the greatest Indian batsman of all time: Sangakkara

first_imgFormer Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara feels that if Virat Kohli continues his great form for India, he can finish as the greatest Indian batsman off all time.Sangakkara feels that Sachin Tendulkar is unique in terms of playing the game and handling his legacy but Kohli is currently the best in the world and he is well on his way to match Tendulkar.”The way he is playing, Virat can well become the greatest ever Indian batsman. In terms of Sachin’s legacy, both in terms of cricket and the way he has dealt with pressure, he is unique. But Virat is well on his way to match that. He is comfortably the best in the world of his generation and with time, he will mature even more,” he told TOI on the sidelines of his commentary stint with Sky Sports.He also went on to add that if Kohli understands his game a bit better, he can go on to break many records.Also read – Virat Kohli’s 149 will inspire Indian teammates: Chris Gayle”If he understands himself a bit better and keeps improving his game, he will break quite a few records,” Sangakkara said.Sunil Gavaskar also praised Kohli in his coloum for TOI. Gavaskar, who himself is considered one of India’s greatest-ever, feels that Kohli is so talented that he can get runs even if he wakes up in the middle of the night. Gavaskar also went on to add that Kohli’s form shows that he didn’t need to play county cricket to get success in England after the horrors of 2014, when he scored 134 runs from 10 innings.advertisement”Kohli made a mockery of the thinking that he needed to play county cricket to get a big score in England. Kohli is an exceptional talent and can get runs even if he wakes up in the middle of the night,” Gavaskar said. Virat Kohli scored his 22nd Test hundred during the 1st Test at Edgbaston (Reuters Photo)Also read – Anderson regrets dropped catches as Virat Kohli threat loomsHowever, Gavaskar was critical of the other Indian batsmen, who have so far failed to hang in there and help Kohli in the Test match. Kohli has scored the majority of Indian runs in the Test match and Gavaskar felt that more practice before the Test series would have been ideal for the Indian batsmen.India just played one three-day game against Essex before the first Test.”More than him, it is the other guys who have lesser talent who needed to spend more time playing against the red ball, as was seen by the way they struggled against the moving ball.Also read – Virat Kohli booed at Edgbaston, responds with epic Test hundred”Even if India go on to win the Test and the series, the decision to play just one three-day game in fortnight’s gap has clearly not helped the other batsmen,” Gavaskar said.India need 84 runs to win the first Test of the five-match series on Saturday with five wickets in hand. Kohli and Dinesh Karthhik remained unbeaten overnight and the Indians would hope that the pair carry on where they left off and win the game for their side to achieve history.last_img read more

Camp Trailblazers empowers Indigenous and nonIndigenous kids

first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN News SaturdayIt’s a sunny September morning and a group of 22 boys and girls from Manitoba and Saskatchewan are spending the last remaining moments of summer outside while they still have the chance.One half of the group is running, jumping and skipping across a wooden play structure – the other half is taking turns strapping themselves into a device, which is unofficially called the “Big Swing.”For many of these kids this is the first time they are meeting one another, and Camp Trailblazers is the event bringing them together.For three nights the group stayed at Camp Arnes, located about 110 km north of Winnipeg, where they got to take part in normal camp activities such as swimming, horseback riding and bonfires.(The Big Swing at Camp Arnes. Photo: Brittany Hobson/APTN)The days were also broken up by workshops on the reason that brought them all there together.The camp was started 17 years ago and is an extension of AboutFace, a charitable organization based in Toronto that works with people living with facial differences.According to their website, “AboutFace’s mission is to promote and enhance positive mental and emotional well-being of individuals with facial differences and their families through social and peer support, information, educational programs and awareness.For one weekend in the year the camp gives kids a chance to connect with others who are living with similar experiences.Over the past couple of years, the organization has been working with various First Nations to help identify kids who may benefit from the camp, according to Annette Simms, the program manager for AboutFace.“Once we started to do a lot more outreach, we did get to see the outreach within the camp environment but ended up noticing there are a lot of individuals within the Indigenous population that are impacted by facial difference and there aren’t a lot of supports that are really out there,” said Simms.This year a handful of the kids attending come from Indigenous communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.One of those is Kassidy Taylor.(Kassidy Taylor. Photo: Brittany Hobson/APTN)The 17-year-old is from Sioux Valley Dakota Nation in Manitoba. This is her second and last year attending the camp.The cut-off age is 18 but that will change to 17 next year.“I was thinking about that next year coming back as a counsellor,” said Taylor “Well try anyways so I can volunteer with kids.”The teen is in her last year of high school and preparing for a career working with kids. She says her favourite thing to do is look after her nieces and nephews.It’s almost lunchtime but first Taylor has to take her turn on the “Big Swing.” She’s the last of the group to take a turn. A little coaxing from fellow camper Summer Bear helps make things easier. The two only met the night before but became fast friends.“I like her laugh. She’s funny. She makes me laugh,” said Taylor. “I like people that make me laugh because I can make them laugh too.”(Summer Bear. Photo: Brittany Hobson/APTN)The feeling is mutual for Bear. The 14-year-old traveled from Meadow Lake, SK to attend the camp. This is her third year.“There’s mostly more people that’s new that come here every year and I would like to meet them,” she said after conquering the “Big Swing.”After lunch the group splits into two again for “AboutFace Time.”Here kids learn various skills to help them express their feelings. This includes looking at the benefits of music and art when it comes to dealing with mental health.“Within our programming we do focus a lot on mental health and being able to send kids home with a tool box per se to be able to have a more positive mental health status,” said Simms.Simms says it’s all about empowering and encouraging the kids to express themselves in a safe environment.Part of that is education. Sharing circles are another element in the camp experience. Kids are encouraged to share what its like living with facial differences: the good, the bad and the in-between.For Taylor being able to look at faces similar to hers provides a sense of comfort she doesn’t always get back home.“I’m just happy to come because in my rez everyone’s normal and I’m just the only person there that’s not,” said Taylor. “Coming here just makes me feel better about myself because I’m not different from the rest of them. I’m just like them in a different way.”Camp Trailblazers also takes place in Nova Scotia and Ontario. An adult retreat takes place in Ontario with a British Columbia pilot project taking place this year. For the first time this year AboutFace is operating a family camp Newfoundland and Labrador and British read more