Lack of manpower is a problem that has been screaming for years and it was only a matter of time before that bubble burst and when we would find ourselves in the current situation.Simple – the whole system was not self-sustaining. The worker, ie the man who is the most valuable resource as well as the key to success in tourism, was at the very bottom of the value. Consumer goods. The mantra was simple. It doesn’t matter if the employee returns next year, there is a high demand for seasonal jobs, so let’s squeeze every person over the endurance limit as well. A new one will come tomorrow and so on in a circle.We have ruined the profession – anyone can be a waiterMarkantun de Dominis High School Rab managed to enroll only two future waiters this year, and Ambroz Haračić High School Mali Lošinj this year failed to enroll any students in the profession. Thus, in three years, only 33 educated waiters will get the Primorje-Gorski Kotar labor market, because so many of them will sit in the benches of five high schools that implement programs for this profession this school year, writes New sheet.Does that worry anyone?Who are the waiters in today’s job market? Everyone, so anyone can be a waiter, right? If I can’t find anything, I can always waiter – is a mantra that has become established in Croatia.Because of this whole story, the poor position of the market and the education system, the degradation and underestimation of the entire profession of waiter and chef is not an interesting occupation among young people. Admittedly, in the past couple of years through various TV show programs the interest in chefs has risen to a well-deserved position and that being a chef is not easy, but also that good chefs are appreciated and paid, and even stars. But again, it was not strategic or systematic, but a product of the media, ie media popularization.On the other hand, the waiter is still such a degraded profession that it has been reduced to very low branches. Being a good and top waiter cannot be everyone and one should have a broad knowledge, especially when we are talking about a higher level of service through the HoReCa channel. One should know how to talk to guests, one should know how to make good coffee, twice in a row, know the philosophy of wine and how it blends with food, one should know how to sell wine as a story and all the manners of a good waiter. If we are educating ourselves through high school for a waiter for three years, we need to know at least two foreign languages, if not three, and they all need to be baristas and sommelier. Wine is not black or white! What does our education system do for three years with students it “educates” to be professional waiters?Can a waiter as a barista have a higher salary? Or as a sommelier? Will it pay off to invest in additional education, ie will he therefore have a higher salary? No, because no one cares, of course some exceptions.Salaries for waiters are usually minimal, and the rest again on the black market or on hand. Quality is not looked at, and any effort invested in additional education, the waiter can not charge. And finally, can any waiter or chef work in a top hotel or restaurant. Of course not. Not everyone can be a waiter, we need quality and experienced people, who we must also pay well.Of course this year we are witnessing various anomalies in the context that restaurant and cafe owners are offering “big” salaries and no one will be working. But that is only a consequence because we have lost confidence, destroyed the profession and the skilled workforce. But still, no matter what, we can witness that even this season there were again low wages and poor working conditions, ie one was agreed over the phone, and the other is when you come to work.The market is in chaos, and while we are thinking and whining, the competition from Germany, Ireland, Slovenia and Austria is not sleeping, in fact, they are opening offices in Croatia and attracting diligent, experienced, hardworking and respected Croatian workers with better working conditions and salaries. Throughout the story, it is quite clear how wages and working conditions should be raised, and the State must reduce VAT in tourism as well as other levies that burden entrepreneurship.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I recently read an article in your paper detailing the rise in popularity of the AR-15, which traced its history back to the M-16 used by our soldiers in Vietnam. As a hunter and gun owner (and 30-year Army veteran), I can’t fathom why any responsible rifle enthusiast would want or need to own this rifle. There certainly are hundreds of alternative rifles that are more suitable for hunting or target shooting. I would encourage any American who truly must possess one to immediately join one of our proud military services. They will be more than anxious and capable of training you in its planned use. You might even get to carry it on a deployment in defense of our great nation. Many before you have, and far too many died while in its possession.Bruce CastkaCanajoharieMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes
LocalNews DAPD releases blind awareness DVD by: – May 25, 2012 The Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) Inc. has released a four part DVD “Vision 2020 and Dominica: Lighting the Darkness” to commemorate activities for Blind Awareness Month as well as to coincide with the World Health Organization’s “Vision 2012: The Right to Sight” campaign.The Association has been observing the month of May as Blind Awareness Month and according to a press release issued on Friday, the DVD is one of the ways in which they hope to educate the public on the main causes of avoidable blindness.Vision 2020: The Right to Sight is the global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness, and is a joint programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) with an international membership of NGOs, professional associations, eye care institutions and corporations.VISION 2020 seeks to eliminate the main causes of avoidable blindness in order to give all people in the world, particularly the millions of needlessly blind, the right to sight. It is estimated that up to 80% of the world’s blindness is avoidable, and that persons in Developing Countries like Dominica are heavily impacted by sight-related diseases conditions.The objective of the documentary according to a press release issued by the Association, is to provide information to the general public on the Vision 2020 program, create a greater awareness of visual impairment and persons living with this disability; and highlight the professional and creative abilities of persons living with impaired vision to again emphasize that “disability does not mean inability”.The Association saw the need to produce this thirty (30) minute documentary because the organization recognizes that not much is known locally about the Vision 2020 initiative, and that many myths and misconceptions prevail in our society about blindness. In addition Dominicans and other persons need to be made aware of how functional and independent blind and visually impaired persons are, or can be. It features local Ophthalmologist Dr. Hazel Shillingford-Ricketts and Nathalie Murphy, the Executive Director of the DAPD, and includes extensive footage of blind persons involved in varied activities which may surprise some persons.The documentary which was financed by the Australian High Commission and Optical Services Ltd of Dominica and produced by local Filmmaker Clement Richards of Bouzai Productions includes the following features; “At Home With the Murphy’s”, which provides a fascinating insight into the domestic activities of Blind and Visually Impaired persons; “Blind Cricket in Dominica” which illustrates that sporting activities are enjoyed by blind persons; and “Francis Speaks Frankly”, highlighting the thoughts and capabilities of Francis Charles from Grand Bay.The “Vision 2020 and Dominica: Lighting the Darkness” Documentary will be shown on Marpin and SAT Television and will also be available for viewing on the Internet at the DAPD Website (http://dapd.weebly.com); the DAPD Channel on LiveDominica TV (ldtv.alturl.com); and the Bouzai Productions Channel on YouTube.Dominica Vibes News Tweet 191 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Share
Improvement in government expenditures is expected to boost domestic growth to the six percent level starting in the third quarter of 2019 after the slowdown in the first half, says economist Michael Ricafort. WIKIMEDIA Economic managersbelieve that this catch-up spending program would allow the domestic economy topost better results in the second half of this year and meet the full-yeargrowth target. MANILA– Improvement in government expenditures is expected to boost domestic growthto the six percent level starting in the third quarter of 2019 after theslowdown in the first half, according to an economist of a local bank. With governmentspending growth posting an upsurge last September, Ricafort forecasts somepickup in growth in both the third and fourth quarters “possibly above +6percent.” In a reply toe-mailed questions, Michael Ricafort of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation(RCBC) said the hike in government expenditures “could already reflectgovernment’s catch up spending, especially on major infrastructure projectsfinally taking effect.” The governmentthus implemented a catch-up spending program, which tasked both the Departmentof Public Works and Highways and the Department of Transportation particularlyto hasten the implementation of their respective infrastructure projects. Growth furtherslowed to 5.5 percent in the second quarter, bringing the first half output to5.5 percent, lower than the government’s six-seven percent target band. Following the delayin the approval of this year’s national budget, which was only signed into lawmid-April, domestic growth, as measured by gross domestic product (GPD),decelerated to 5.6 percent in the first quarter of the year from 6.3 percent inthe last quarter of 2018. “Thus, the GDPgrowth target of at least six percent for 2019 remains achievable, providedthat the rapid increase in government spending, especially the catch upspending on major infrastructure projects, is sustained for the rest of the year,”he said. (PNA)
By Randy Pospishil “We got two good practice sessions in earlier in the year; we put a lot of laps on,” Langenberg said. “I don’t know that (the track design) had anything to do with my win but I felt like the new track opened up the back straightaway a little bit. It kind of got congested once in awhile when guys would get runs on each other and got bottle-necked up to one lane. Now it’s opened up coming out of (turn) two.” Justin Addison won the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars feature race, coming out of a five-car battle that formed ahead of the pack, and Jason Wilkinson finished well ahead of the rest of the field in topping the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main. firstname.lastname@example.org Langenberg was in third behind Brian Osantowski, who had moved up quickly from the fifth row, and Jacob Swanson when a caution forced a restart with 12 laps left. That decision helped Langenberg pass both Osantowski and Swanson on the outside coming out of turn two with 12 laps remaining. “Up top in turn one and two the track was really good; it seems like that’s the shaded part,” Langenberg said. “In three and four where the sun and the wind hits a lot, you’ve got to really watch what you do down there because it’s usually super slick.” Ben Sukup won the IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature by taking advantage of his starting position on the outside of row one to come out on top of a ‘front row’ battle with Zach Zentner, who had started on the pole. But last Saturday night during the season opener in front of 500 fans, Colby Langenberg, who won the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod “A” feature in the IMCA Sport Mods division–definitely found the track’s design to his liking. NORFOLK, Neb. (June 6) – More than one night of racing will be necessary to determine the impact of the new “D-shaped” configuration of the track at Off Road Speedway. “When the caution came out I got put to the outside on the restart, and I figured I’d see how much of that high side was left because I’d run the bottom the first few laps and it didn’t feel great,” Langenberg said. “I figured I’d try the top, and it was there.”
Official manager of the tournament will be Brett Greer with BBB Cornhole. BOONE, Iowa – The success of the inaugural event has resulted in an even bigger field for the second annual cornhole tournament preceding the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The tournament will start at 11 a.m. Sunday near the east catwalk in the pit area at Boone Speedway. Teams must check in by 10:30 a.m. More information is available by emailing Coty Mallicoat at email@example.com. Various prizes will be given to cornhole tournament competitors. Scorezit, The Ultimate Scorekeeper for backyard games, will be available for purchase at the Wehrs booth on Manufacturers’ Row. Sixty-four two-person teams will compete in the Sunday, Sept. 6 double elimination tourney. Scorezit, a division of Wehrs Machine and Racing Products, returns as title sponsor of the tournament. Registration can be done using the Super Nationals pulldown on the imca.com website and entries will be limited to the first 64 teams. The entry fee of $30 per team will be paid at sign-in. Payout for the top six teams are $728 for first, $546 for second, $364 for third, $182 for fourth, $60 for fifth and $40 for sixth. Each of the top four teams receives a Scorezit scorekeeper as well.
New Delhi: Netherlands defeated Sweden 1-0 in the semifinals to reach into the finals of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 for the first time. In the game, which was dominated by defences, Jackie Groenen scored the winning goal in extra time by hitting a perfect shot into the bottom corner. They will now face the USA in the final.Awarded player of the match, Groenen said: “I saw a nice angle. We’ve been discussing this for a couple of weeks now, that I need to take shots more often. The ball just came really nicely, and I thought, ‘Let’s do this’.”For Sweden, the match was a heart break as they had their chances but failed to capitalise. The scorecard was 0-0 in the alloted time and in the extra time, it looked that Sweden may attack but before they could blink, Groenen got the chances and she didn’t miss it. For Sweden, they also made several mistakes in the game and once they even failed to demand a corner which they would have gotten. For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Earlier, the Netherlands had reached the semi-finals of the women’s World Cup for the first time in their history on Saturday after Vivianne Miedema and Stefanie van der Gragt scored in a 2-0 win over Italy in Valenciennes.Netherlands will now lock horns with the USA in the finals. While the USA is seen as favourites, Netherlands too are the Europeon champions and have their fair chances to make history. On Tuesday, United States claimed a dramatic 2-1 victory over England in their women’s World Cup semi-final after Steph Houghton missed the penalty in the pressure game.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Liverpool: James Milner scored a stoppage-time winner as Liverpool moved eight points clear at the top of the Premier League with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Leicester, while Mauricio Pochettino’s problems mounted after Tottenham’s 3-0 loss at Brighton on Saturday. Liverpool won for the 17th consecutive league game thanks to Milner’s dramatic contribution to a thrilling clash at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s side ruined Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers’ first return to Liverpool since being replaced by the German in 2015. By extending their remarkable winning streak, Liverpool have piled pressure on second placed Manchester City ahead of their home game against Wolves on Sunday. Liverpool took the lead in the 40th minute when Milner’s long ball was misjudged by Leicester defender Jonny Evans and Sadio Mane clinically slotted in his eighth goal of the season. Mane has scored exactly 50 goals in 100 Premier League games for Liverpool, making the Senegal winger the 10th player to reach that milestone for the Reds. Also Read | Liverpool Blow Three Goal Lead, Yet Hang On For Win Vs Salzburg In UEFA Champions LeagueJames Maddison snatched third-placed Leicester’s equaliser in the 80th minute when he collected Ayoze Perez’s pass and drove his shot under Adrian’s weak attempted save. But five minutes into stoppage-time, Marc Albrighton took the ball away from his own goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and then clipped Mane, with Milner converting the penalty after a VAR review.At the Amex Stadium, Tottenham’s crisis deepened as they turned in a desperate performance, while Hugo Lloris suffered a serious arm injury after another howler. Tottenham keeper Lloris dropped the ball on the goal line and hurt himself in the process in only the third minute, allowing Neal Maupay to open the scoring.Also Read | Manchester City Stumble Against Norwich, Liverpool Extend Lead In Premier LeagueIt only got worse after that as Aaron Connolly’s double gave the impressive Seagulls a deserved three points. It ranked as one of the worst performances of Pochettino’s reign and, following on from Tuesday’s 7-2 Champions League humiliation to Bayern Munich, the dark clouds are mounting over the club. Pochettino was forced to emphasise his commitment to Tottenham this week amid speculation he has grown distant from a squad distracted by several players who have been linked with moves. “We have to keep going. I have to say thank you for the fans. I feel sorry for them, it is massive effort to come and support us,” Pochettino said. “Now you cannot find any words to console them and our players because I think we are living a tough moment.” Everton woe Last season’s Champions League finalists have won just three of their opening 11 games of the campaign and five of their last 19 dating back to when these sides last met in April. An 11th defeat in 2019 left Tottenham without an away league win in 10 games dating back to January. Everton manager Marco Silva is also under mounting pressure following a 1-0 defeat at Burnley that left his team fourth bottom. Jeff Hendrick got Burnley’s 72nd minute winner after Everton had right-back Seamus Coleman sent off early in the second half for a crude lunge on Dwight McNeil. It is the first time Everton have lost four successive league games in four years. Aston Villa’s 5-1 demolition of Norwich was given a royal seal of approval with Villa fan Prince William in attendance with wife Kate and his young family at Carrow Road. Dean Smith’s side took a 14th minute lead through Wesley and the Brazilian forward struck again for his fourth goal of the season in the 30th minute. Wesley wasted a chance to complete his hat-trick when his penalty was saved by Michael McGovern late in the first half after Kenny McLean fouled Conor Hourihane. It didn’t prove a problem for Villa as Jack Grealish got their third goal in the 49th minute and Conor Hourihane made it four. Douglas Luiz’s 83rd minute goal completed Villa’s biggest away Premier League win for 11 years despite Josip Drmic’s reply for Norwich. Watford remain bottom after a goalless draw with Sheffield United.
August 20, 2020 Astros win 8th straight, pounding Rox with 2 5-run frames Associated Press Kyle Tucker, who homered and tripled twice the night before, had another triple among his two hits and two RBIs in the Astros’ ninth consecutive victory against the Rockies, including the four this week.Brooks Raley (1-0) worked 1 1/3 innings for the victory and Ryan Pressly gave up an RBI groundout en route to his third save. Right fielder Josh Reddick made a diving catch of Trevor Story’s sinking line drive for the game’s last out.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — Abraham Toro homered in the second of two five-run innings by the Astros and Houston extended its major-league best winning streak to eight games with a 10-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.Jose Altuve had two hits, including a two-run double that fueled a five-run second inning, when the Astros batted around against German Marquez (2-4). It was Altuve’s second straight multihit game since being returned to the No. 2 spot in the batting order after three games in the No. 6 hole.Ryan McMahon hit two homers for the Rockies, who have lost seven of eight, including all four games of a home-and-home set against Houston.
Scottish racing gets green light for 22 June restart May 29, 2020 HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Share UK Racing- Reduction in prize-money ‘inevitable’ once season resumes May 1, 2020 Rob Earle123gaming Limited has launched a Seedrs crowdfunding campaign for its 123Bet racing product, with the company seeking to raise £1 million in funding for a combined 11.66% of equity.The racing enterprise generates revenue through the operation of its online wagering site www.123bet.com and its 123racing Pick6 wager via Sportech’s tote platform.The wager, which is similar to a handicapping contest, pits players against the market, with national leaderboards displayed on-screen at racetracks, at off-track betting shops, betting terminals, online and on mobile devices across America.Racing technology and systems provider Sportech has kick-started the campaign with a £100,000 investment in 123gaming.Founded by the New Zealand-born horse breeder and IT expert Rob Earle, 123gaming raised US$1.5 million through private investors in May 2015 to obtain licences in the US and soft-launch an online wagering site. Investors to date include friends and family who have also introduced entrepreneurs and racing enthusiasts as investors. The Company has achievedThe Company claims to have achieved turnover of more than US$10 million since launch including US$4.5 million last year. A successful £1 million fundraising for 23% of the company would value 123gaming at £4.3 million. Potential exits include an IPO or continued expansion as part of a larger group.Rob Earle, CEO of 123gaming, commented on funding: “We are very pleased that Sportech has helped us get this funding underway. We have successfully undertaken smaller funding rounds through the Enterprise Investment Scheme. There has been a significant response to our games in the US, with very little marketing spend, and we are now 100% focused on expanding our offering in both the US and UK with Sportech as our partner.”Andrew Gaughan, President of Sportech Racing // Digital, backed 123gaming as an investment: “Based on our experience distributing the 123racing wager in the USA, Sportech continues to be bullish on the appeal of the 123gaming platform in the US gaming marketplace and the opportunity for expansion in the UK.”