The Match 3 golf tournament producer hopes to make it an annual Black Friday event

first_img– Advertisement – Tiger Woods and former NFL player Peyton Manning celebrate defeating Phil Mickelson and NFL player Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the 18th green during The Match: Champions For Charity at Medalist Golf Club on May 24, 2020 in Hobe Sound, Florida.Mike Ehrmann | Getty Images Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida.Andy Lyons | Getty Images The Match 3 will be held on Nov. 27 and feature PGA Tour star Phil Mickelson, former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning and NBA icons Steph Curry and Charles Barkley.The Match 2 generated the highest golf ratings in cable history (average of 5.8 million viewers) and raised $20 million for Covid-19 relief. But Zuriff said Woods’ private nature “doesn’t lend itself to what this is becoming.”“I think it’s more than just golf,” he said, “And Tiger is the greatest golfer of all time. But to spend three hours with these guys in the golf carts where they should open up, you don’t get that with Tiger.”- Advertisement – In preparing for The Match 3 later this month, executive producer Bryan Zuriff forecasts a bright future for the celebrity golf outing, and if all goes well, it could result in a network bidding war.Zuriff, the co-creator of the celebrity golf tournament The Match, said the third installment promises more entertainment, more celebrity call-ins and more golf cart bantering, though it’ll be the first event without Tiger Woods.“We’re losing maybe the greatest golf of all time for maybe the worst of all time,” said Zuriff, who is also Hollywood producer best known for his work on Showtime’s Ray Donovan series.- Advertisement – Mahomes versus Brady?Zuriff teased Woods’ return would excite more interest in the future but previewed a Brady versus Patrick Mahomes match in near term.“There’s a version of that where maybe he teams up with Justin Thomas and takes on Phil and Tom Brady potentially,” Zuriff said.The Match is under an agreement with Turner on a year-by-year basis, according to Zuriff, who did not reveal specifics of the pact. If it continues to gain popularity and solid ratings,  it could create interest from other networks. Zuriff didn’t rule out future bidding war, but said the Match is better suited for Turner’s promotion and presentation style and predicted a long partnership.Also, Zuriff has a good relationship with WarnerMedia chairman Jeff Zucker and Turner Sports president Lenny Daniels. And of course, they have Barkley, who Zuriff again praised for helping make the Match 2 successful.“It’s not about golf, it’s about personality,” Zuriff said. “And that’s what I’m hoping this turns into.”center_img Building a marketplaceIn his interview with CNBC, Zuriff didn’t elaborate on the cost of the Match 3 but noted, “our ads dollars are higher than our expense.”Zuriff said the ad revenue for the Match 2 was “massive because we’re delivering four major athletes to an event with a real element of drama to it.”It’s here Zuriff wants to build on the event annually. He said The Match would draw interest on Black Friday, which he labeled “a dead day in sports.”This year, outside of college football games, the four major pro sports leagues are off. In a typical year, NBA and NHL games are usually played on Black Friday, but with Covid-19 impacting schedules, MediaRadar CEO Todd Krizelman said the Match is a great investment for advertisers looking for eyeballs.“It’s a highly unique, one-of-a-kind event with top name talent,” Krizelman said via email. “This is a special event airing on TNT who broadcasts NBA and MLB games, both of which will be in the off-season. In the absence of other programming, this means that TNT will be aggressively marketing the exclusive to their audience.”According to the ad firm, pre-pandemic Black Friday ad spend Thanksgiving was roughly $23 million. The firm also estimated The Match 2 attracted 65 brands, which drove approximately $5.8 million in spend across four WarnerMedia’s networks (HLN, TBS, TNT, TruTV) in May.Longtime marketing executive Tony Ponturo said the event’s “entertainment value” should also attract ad dollars with more personable figures like Curry and Barkley.“There’s interest there,” said Ponturo, who served as vice-president of Anheuser-Busch global media sports and entertainment marketing for 17 years. “When Mickelson and Tiger played, I think people were looking for more banter and having some fun.”Asked about the Match occurring every year after Thanksgiving, Ponturo said it would emulate the historic Skins Game. Last played in 2009, the game combined four PGA Tour golfers who competed for holes that equaled prize money.“It was fun golf, and it was different,” said Ponturo of the Skins Game.The first installment of The Match in November 2018 between Woods and Mickelson was for a $9 million prize and received positive viewership, though it was branded as a pay-per-view event.“I think there is a place for it with the right individuals,” Ponturo added. “Maybe after five or six of them, it may start to exhaust itself, but at least there is something there for the moment.” – Advertisement – The Match 3 will air on WarnerMedia’s TNT network and raise money for Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Sports gambling company DraftKings will be the event’s betting partner. The company told CNBC bets have so far favored the Curry and Manning team beating Barkley and Mickelson. DraftKings plans to expand its offers over the next few days as it gathers more information on the event.Zuriff cautioned Curry is an underrated golfer and expects him to make the Match 3 competitive.“He’s right below the pro level,” Zuriff said of Curry. “He’s preparing to win because he takes his golf seriously. And the fact of beating a pro [Mickelson] is a big challenge for him.” US basketball player Charles Barkley arrives for the 2019 NBA Awards at Barker Hangar on June 24, 2019 in Santa Monica, California.Lisa O’Connor | AFP | Getty Imageslast_img read more

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Trump is now a national security nightmare for life

first_imgBut now, as Trump fumes over his embarrassing defeat to the man he declared “the worst candidate in history,” intelligence officials are furiously trying to stave off the immediate harm he can do even as they shudder over the long-term threat he represents moving forward.At this very moment, intelligence officials are attempting to prevent Trump from declassifying a wealth of information about Russia that he believes would prove Russian President Vladimir Putin didn’t want Trump to win in 2016 even though Putin has openly admitted he did. Making that information public would also compromise U.S. intelligence sources and upset U.S. allies who, in certain instances, have provided the intel. – Advertisement – But whatever risks Trump poses now, many of them will follow him out the door. Everything from procedures for launching nuclear weapons to U.S. intelligence-gathering methods and intelligence assets embedded in foreign governments are on the line. Trump is like a treasure trove of information who is poised to spill whatever beans will benefit him to whomever tickles his ego and humors his business interests. Shortly after Trump leaves office, he’ll be on the hook for over $400 million in loans coming due—and that’s just for starters.As the Post‘s Shane Harris notes, Trump “checks the boxes of a classic counterintelligence risk: He is deeply in debt and angry at the U.S. government, particularly what he describes as the ‘deep state’ conspiracy that he says tried to stop him from winning the White House in 2016 and what he falsely claims is an illegal effort to rob him of reelection.”In other words, Trump has a lot of scores to settle and they all figure badly for U.S. national security. Plus, once he walks out the door, even fewer of his personal interests will align with those of the U.S. government—like zero, in fact.  – Advertisement – The Washington Post‘s David Ignatius reports that the battle to keep the intelligence under wraps has “raged within the administration” ever since the final days leading up to Election Day. CIA Director Gina Haspel has vehemently argued against the declassification, putting her in Trump’s crosshairs for the post-election vengeance purge he has already kicked off over at the Pentagon. According to Ignatius, several top administration officials along with a bipartisan group of senators have all been trying to insulate Haspel from Trump’s reprisal. The effort to safeguard the intelligence may have also been part of what triggered Trump’s expulsions at the Defense Department. Recently ousted Defense Secretary Mark Esper had supported and advocated for Haspel’s position against making the intelligence disclosures. The ominous news is, Senate Republicans may be the country’s last line of defense against Trump’s impulses, which would greatly compromise the country’s national security. Those would be the same Senate Republicans who are humoring Trump’s delusions that the election was stolen from him as they work to keep control of the upper chamber by prevailing in the two Georgia Senate runoffs. One senior congressional source told Ignatius: “How much do you stay quiet during the tantrum period? What damage will it do to national security? That’s a real-time discussion that’s going on.”So far, not a peep from Senate Republicans—just a lot of Trump bootlicking. – Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Bachelorette Tayshia Adams’ Divorce, Ex-Husband: Everything She’s Said

first_imgBourelle filed for divorce from Adams in October 2017, kess than two years after their February 2016 wedding. The roofer cited irreconcilable differences. In their divorce documents, Bourelle claimed that the pair had been “living separate lives” since August 21, 2017.“The date of separation is 1 year and 6 months from the date of their marriage,” the docs state. “They are now agreed and intend to live apart permanently.”After a stint on Underwood’s season, Adams went on to appear on season 6 of Bachelor in Paradise. While she had connections with Derek Peth and John Paul Jones, Adams was single by October 2019 when she and Jones called it quits for good. In August 2020, news broke that Adams was taking over for Clare Crawley on season 16 of The Bachelorette because the hairstylist fell in love with Dale Moss within the first two weeks of filming.- Advertisement – “It’s not hard at all [to talk about the divorce on The Bachelorette] because it’s definitely something that I’ve experienced in the past and it led me to today,” she told Us Weekly ahead of her November 2020 debut on the series. “But I don’t want it to define me because it doesn’t define me. It’s just something that I grew from and I learned from.”Adams added that her past relationship affected her journey as the Bachelorette.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “Having been married before, I feel like … I’m not just going to do anything just to do something. I’m not going to do it because I feel like I need to or do this and that. I’m going to do it because it’s the right thing to do, and I’m excited and happy,” she told Us at the time. “If it were to happen, it’d be with the right sentiment.”Scroll through for more on Adams’ divorce: Before Bachelor Nation met Tayshia Adams, she was married to her college sweetheart, Josh Bourelle.“I actually married my first boyfriend, and I was with him for about six years or so. I guess I could, kind of, sense we weren’t doing very well,” Adams told Colton Underwood on season 23 of The Bachelor, which aired in 2019. “And I think that’s why I fought so hard just to try to do as much as I possibly could [to save the marriage].”- Advertisement –last_img read more

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H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Canada’s ‘flu buddy’ plan, antivirals and kids, Pakistan’s first case, Iraq sees flu threat from US troops, new antiviral

first_imgAug 10, 2009Canada promotes ‘flu buddy’ preparednessHealth officials in Canada are urging citizens to find “flu buddies” to help care for them during the novel H1N1 pandemic, Canwest News Service reported on Aug 7. The Public Health Agency of Canada is urging people to check in on people who live alone or are vulnerable and help care for them or seek medical care if they are sick. The measure may help take some pressure off the health system and is among the general preparedness tactics that the agency will promote in the fall.http://www.nationalpost.com/m/story.html?id=1870330&s=HomeAug 7 Canwest News Service storyReview finds little benefit from antiviral use in childrenAn analysis of studies of the effects of oseltamivir and zanamivir for seasonal flu treatment and prophylaxis in children aged 12 and younger showed a small benefit, according to a study in today’s issue of the British Medical Journal. The authors, who looked at seven studies, found that the drugs provided a small benefit by shortening illness duration and reducing household transmission, but they had little effect on asthma or antibiotic use. Vomiting was reported in children who took oseltamivir.http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/339/aug10_1/b3172Aug 10 BMJ abstractPakistan confirms first novel flu casePakistan’s health ministry today reported the country’s first novel H1N1 case, according to Xinhua, China’s state news agency. The patient is 1 of 25 people with suspected cases undergoing treatment. No other details were available. The health minister revealed the case in a speech to Pakistan’s parliament.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-08/10/content_11858801.htmAug 10 Xinhua storyIraq sees flu threat from US troopsAs the US military reported yesterday that 51 American soldiers in Iraq have novel H1N1 flu and 71 others may have the illness, Iraqi health officials expressed concern that the US troops could spread the disease, the New York Times reported yesterday. Members of the Iraqi parliament said Iraqi soldiers serving alongside US troops could spread the virus into Iraq. A health official claimed US soldiers aren’t screened for the virus and that their 2-week visits home pose disease risks.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/10/world/middleeast/10iraq.html?_r=1Aug 9 New York Times storyTrials of long-acting antiviral show promiseThe Australian drug company Biota today reported positive phase 3 study results from Asian countries of its new antiviral medication laninamivir, a long-acting neuraminidase inhibitor. In adults, a single inhaled dose of the new drug was as effective as oseltamivir taken twice a day for 5 days. Similar trials in children showed the drug was safe and effective. Preclinical studies suggested that the new antiviral is effective against seasonal H5N1 and pandemic H1N1 viruses.http://www.biota.com.au/uploaded/154/1021542_25laniphaseiiiclinicaltri.pdfAug 10 Biota press releaselast_img read more

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H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Working while ill, Sanofi’s vaccine, ICUs could be swamped, China first to vaccinate, Canada’s vaccine deliberations

first_imgSep 21, 2009Poll: Many workers feel pressure to work when illMore than 80% of workers feel pressure to come to work when sick, and 69% have received little direction from employers on pandemic H1N1, according to a survey released today. The poll of 1,028 employees by Mansfield Communications found that 84% of workers believe the recession creates more pressure to show up for work, even when they’re feeling sick. Mansfield’s Rob Ireland said that employers need to communicate clearly about extended sick-leave policies and how to minimize disease spread.http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS58759+21-Sep-2009+BW20090921Sep 21 Reuters storyUS orders 27.3 million more doses of Sanofi vaccineThe US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has ordered another 27.3 million 15-microgram doses of pandemic H1N1 vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur, bringing the total government order of Sanofi vaccine to 75.3 million doses, the company announced today. HHS had previously ordered a total of about 195 million doses from five companies. Sanofi’s H1N1 vaccine and versions made by Novartis, CSL Ltd., and MedImmune were licensed by the Food and Drug Administration last week.http://www.vaccineplace.com/docs/US_ADD_ORDER_H1N1_VACCINE_ENG_210909.pdfSep 21 Sanofi press releaseSanofi projects mid October for US vaccine deliveryAn official from Sanofi said today that the company would begin delivering pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine to the United States by mid October, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Chris Viehbacher, head of the France-based company, said Sanofi would be able to produce at least 800 million doses of pandemic flu vaccine per year.http://www.wtopnews.com/?nid=105&sid=1767120Sep 21 AP storyWHO’s Chan says severe cases could overwhelm ICUsMargaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), told a WHO Western Pacific regional meeting today that the overall clinical picture of the pandemic H1N1 virus is reassuring, but health officials are increasingly concerned about a small group of patients who rapidly become severely ill. Though numbers have been small, they could burden intensive care units as infections spread. She said the second wave of the pandemic appears to be beginning.http://www.who.int/dg/speeches/2009/WPRO_ceremony_20090925/en/index.htmlSep 21 Margaret Chan speechChina begins immunizing studentsChina today became the first country to start administering the pandemic H1N1 vaccine, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported. Medical workers are vaccinating students who will take part in National Day celebrations. Health workers, border inspectors, and transportation workers will also be among the first to receive vaccine, followed by the military, police, children and their teachers, and those with chronic conditions.http://health.yahoo.com/news/afp/healthfluchina_20090921133554.htmlSep 21 AFP storyCanadian experts applaud deliberate vaccine process|Some of Canada’s infectious disease experts are applauding the country’s decision to put its pandemic vaccine through the full approval process, rather than speeding it through with an emergency use authorization, the Canadian Press reported. One expert said the vaccine uses an adjuvant that hasn’t been used before, and a more thorough and deliberate review could avoid future problems and build public trust in the new vaccine.http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5g3xUqfcj5tds9LjeSUvnZSpdrJQASep 20 Canadian Press storyHealth departments’ job losses accelerateBudget cuts forced public health departments to cut 8,000 positions between January and June, according to a new survey from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The trends reflects a big increase in the continuing erosion of the health department workforce, which lost more jobs in the first 6 months of 2009 than all of 2008. The news comes as departments prepare to launch two immunization campaigns, one for seasonal flu and the other for the pandemic H1N1.http://www.naccho.org/press/releases/0921.cfmSep 21 NACCHO press releaselast_img read more

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CNTB study trip on the topic of nautical

first_imgThe Croatian National Tourist Board, in cooperation with the Šibenik-Knin County Tourist Board, is organizing a nautical study trip for foreign charter agents from 25 to 29 September 2017. The study trip will be attended by 15 foreign agents, ie economic entities, coming from nine markets: Austria, Germany, Sweden, Finland, France, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, the UK and the USA.The trip covers the area of ​​Šibenik-Knin County, ie destinations and locations such as Skradin, Šibenik, Krka and Kornati National Parks and the islands of Prvić, Zlarin and Krapanj stand out from the CNTB, and add that a business workshop will be held as part of the study trip. Buy Croatia between Croatian and foreign agents, which will take place on September 26 at the Ivan Hotel in Solaris. 25 Croatian and 15 foreign business entities are expected to participate in the workshop.BUSINESS WORKSHOP HELD IN TOKYO The Croatian National Tourist Board organized a successful business workshop Sell Croatia, which was held in Tokyo in cooperation with the tourist boards of the city of Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Šibenik-Knin County, and the partner of the workshop is the airline Turkish Airlines. It is actually an educational presentation through which the participants were introduced in detail to the Croatian tourist offer, with an emphasis on the offer of destinations that participated in the workshop.The workshop was attended by 62 foreign participants and 12 media representatives, and Dražen Hrastić, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia to Japan, was also present. As part of the educational presentation, a prize game was held for participants, for which each of the above tourist boards provided overnight stays in the destination and tickets for the Krka National Park, while Turkish Airlines provided a ticket for the winner of the prize game, but also to all Croatian representatives. one air ticket each.last_img read more

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Real estate management on the island of Smokvica was taken over by the company Zelena nekretnina for 30 years

first_imgThe Minister of State Property Goran Marić and the Director of the company Zelena nekretnina doo Csaba Miklos Severnyak signed an Agreement on the lease of real estate on the island of Smokvica Vela on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the Ministry of State Property.Under the contract, the Ministry of State Property leases for 30 years state real estate with a total area of ​​†‹вЂ‹ almost 150 thousand square meters. The annual rent is just over six million kuna, and the total amount of rent for 30 years is 184 million kuna.”Today is one of the happiest days in the Ministry of State Property after a quarter of a century of using Smokvica without compensation. The treaty came after a quarter of a century of institutional servility and subservience to the powerful. With this Agreement, the State rehabilitates its property and takes the island of Smokvica away from unacceptable reality. ”Pointed out Minister Marić and added that the Agreement does not provide for a concession and construction, but only the lease of existing real estate, and that no modifications can be made without the consent of the Ministry.The owner of Zelena nekretnina is the Hungarian fund Balansz Zartkoru Nyiltvegu Intezmenyi Ingatlan Alap, and it was represented by the director, Csba Miklos Severnyak, who pointed out during the signing of the Real Estate Lease Agreement in Smokvica Vela: “We are happy that we ran in the competition and that we won. We look forward to working and further cooperation in your beautiful country. ”last_img read more

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Bluesun’s Incentive Academy presented – a new project in the Croatian hotel industry

first_imgBluesun’s trio of chefs connected Zagorje with the “rest of the world” through three gastro-mix sequences and only hinted at what awaits all participants at their workshops. The new concept is also intended for hedonists who like to escape from the city to eat well, drink, relax and learn a handful of new things in a pleasant atmosphere.”Whether it’s colleagues from our industry, someone who wants to learn more and improve in a certain field, or a beginner who wants knowledge, we will adapt the programs to each of them. “, pointed out Kovačić. This unique project in the Croatian hotel industry originated from the Bluesun Academy, the first internal hotel academy in Croatia, and is based on ten years of training and workshop experience, through which only last season, as many as 400 Bluesun employees – chefs, pastry chefs. waiter, bartender and sommelier.  First in line, Whiskey experience, under the mentorship of mixologist Damir Klisurić, will be held on December 19, and applications for it can be filled out on the website of the Bluesun Hotel Kaj. Attendees Incentive academies in Bluesun Hotel Kajo is waiting for education in small groups (maximum 6) in order to be able to adopt the latest culinary technologies with top, award-winning gastro-mix trio: chef Tomislav Kožić, Bluesun’s culinary chef, the most famous Croatian pastry chef, Petra Jelenić, corporate corporation and mixologist Damir Klisurić, corporate head of bar business. “This is the first time that a hotel chain has organized external workshops. It’s about „Knowledge incentive“Which is not intended exclusively for guests, but for all those who want something different and more – and they are and offer a synergy of mixology, confectionery and cuisine in an exclusive and innovative way. “Points out Martina Kovačić, director of Salve Regina doo and Bluesun Hotel Kaj. A series of specialized workshops of Bluesun’s corporate bosses was presented at the Bluesun Hotel Kaj, at a gastro-mix gathering called “Hot Drinks and Christmas Story”: Incentive Academy.  Attendees will learn the basics about this distillate, its colors, aromas, flavors, as well as its impact on history and social relations. Of course, everything will be able to be checked and practical, because this will be an opportunity to taste and evaluate some of the most special whiskeys from the Far East to America. This mixological story, of course, will be garnished with the sequences of the chef duo Kožić – Jelenić. From January, it is planned to hold one mixological and one gastronomic workshop every month, they point out from the Bluesun Hotel.last_img read more

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The first annual competition for sustainable tourism under the auspices of ITB Berlin, Travel Massive and Berlin Travel Festival

first_imgThe Entrepreneurship Campus is an activity within the UNESCO Global Program of Action (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Entrepreneurs over the age of 36 have been invited to participate in the 2019 General Competition. The application deadline is July 31, 2019. The winners will be announced on October 19, 2019 in Berlin at the Entrepreneurship Summit. More information about the competition, entries and other details of the competition can be found here: Tourism Competition 2019center_img The first annual competition for sustainable tourism under the auspices of ITB Berlin, Travel Massive and the Berlin Travel Festival.last_img

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Social Council for Tourism: Employers and unions in tourism jointly call for urgent measures to help tourism

first_imgIt is estimated that there are a total of about 10.000 such workers, both locals and mostly seasonal workers from the continent and Slavonia. “Although the workers do not currently have an established employment relationship, they have counted on employment in tourism and are equally affected by this situation, without social security and it is uncertain how long they will be able to start working.”Emphasize from the Social Council for Tourism. Photo: Lika destination _ Education of employees in tourism 1. Exemption from the obligation to pay taxes and contributions on salaries for workers who are currently out of work and / or working at a significantly reduced intensity, with the aim of preserving jobs and liquidity; 4. Reduction of VAT and deferral of tax payment; reduction of other fiscal and parafiscal obligations, concession fees and public levies to local governments  3. Favorable liquidity lending and / or elaboration of models for payment of existing and future liabilities (interest payments, principal deferral) and / or complete moratorium on credit liabilities for a certain period of time depending on the degree of threat  “Due to extraordinary circumstances, it is necessary to adopt extraordinary measures, which must enable that after the crisis, which will, we hope, end soon, we can continue to work as if it never existed. This means that all of us together must do everything to save jobs, ensure regular payment of workers’ salaries, but also compensation of salaries to those workers who, unfortunately, could not start working due to this situation. Measures must be taken immediately, so that the consequences of the lack of adequate measures do not ultimately deepen the chronic shortage of workers after the crisis caused by the coronavirus”, Said Marina Cvitić, president of the Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia. The measures will depend on the duration and extent of the damage caused by the impact of the coronavirus on the economy, and in the situation of practically stopped or significantly reduced operation of catering facilities, urgent decisions are needed to ensure workers’ incomes. Therefore, for workers scheduled to work in the season with whom the employer has agreed employment, and will realize it with a greater delay, we propose the following measures: Priority measures are given to ensure liquidity in the next two months in the function of preserving jobs and to ensure business conditions for the continuation of the tourist year and the normalization of business, point out the Social Council for Tourism at HUP. “Urgent solutions are needed and it is important that all employers and trade unions and the Government of the Republic of Croatia, ie the public and state sector, give their contribution, because as employers lose part of their revenues, the public sector will have to make urgent decisions to reduce overall operating costs” said Natali Komen Bujas, director of HUP – Association of Hospitality and Tourism. Employers and unions in tourism are jointly appealing to urgently adopt measures to help tourism. “Preservation of employment and existing jobs in the situation of already present labor shortage in tourism is of key interest for the entire economy of the Republic of Croatia, since tourism in the Republic of Croatia is a fundamental driver of the entire economy and development of other closely related activities, transport, trade, agriculture, construction , culture, sports, etc.” said Eduard Andrić, President of the Trade Union of Tourism and Services of Croatia and President of the Social Council for Tourism We are also aware that if this situation persists, not only the employment of permanent workers is endangered and we also take special care of seasonal workers with whom employment has already been agreed, but due to this situation they failed to start work as planned, according to the Social Tourism Council. 1. Introduction of a job waiting fee in the amount of 70% of the average salary in the Republic of Croatia Through our role as a responsible social partner, we are talking as signatories of the Collective Agreement on Hospitality, considering the possibility of temporarily invalidating the agreement reached on increasing the minimum basic salaries in hospitality for 2020, the Social Council for Tourism points out. 5. Active approach of the Republic of Croatia and use of planned measures to help the tourism sector from EU funds Photo: Pixabay.com Preserving employment and existing jobs is key The social partners in tourism expect urgent support from the Government of the Republic of Croatia for companies and workers and propose the following “Measures to help tourism and preserve jobs in the hospitality industry” due to the impact of the corona virus: 2. Expansion and adjustment of the measure Permanent seasonal – reduction of the obligation to engage this year; that seasonal workers who were supposed to start work, but have not been so far, may also be included in the measure; relaxation of conditions for the implementation of measures related to the minimum maintenance of the number of employed persons; 2. Extension of the permanent seasonal measure to all those who were supposed to be employed for the period of waiting for employment from 1 April onwardslast_img read more

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