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HMO managers face unlimited fines if they break new fire safety rules

first_imgHome » News » HMO managers face unlimited fines if they break new fire safety rules previous nextRegulation & LawHMO managers face unlimited fines if they break new fire safety rulesHome Office says landlords or responsible persons will fall under the remit of the new Fire Safety Order, which follows the Grenfell tragedy.Nigel Lewis18th March 202101,686 Views The Home Office has confirmed that both landlords and ‘responsible persons’ in charge of HMOs will face unlimited fines under new fire safety measures revealed yesterday.Its spokesperson told The Negotiator that this would include property managers and agents nominated as ‘responsible persons’.All these players will face the unlimited fines if they are caught obstructing or impersonating a fire inspector as well as to those who breach regulations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 legislation, the new Home Office measures propose.These follow a consultation prompted by the Grenfell Tower fire. The Home Office measures that have followed the consultation will now be included in the Building Safety Bill.Fire riskOther measures include mandatory risk assessments to be recorded for each building, improvements to how safety information is about a property is collated and improvements to the quality of risk assessments and the competence of those who complete them.The Home Office also wants to strengthen the guidance issued under the Fire Safety Order so that failure to comply can be used in court proceedings as evidence of a  compliance breach.“Everyone should be safe in the buildings where they live, stay or work,” says Fire Minister Lord Greenhalgh.“Our new measures will improve fire safety and help save lives, but will also take firm action against those who fail in their duty to keep people safe.”Roy Wilsher, National Fire Chiefs Council Chair (pictured), says: “Ultimately, we want to see safer buildings for residents and are committed to working constructively with the Home Office and other partners on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendations and other key fire safety policy areas.”Read more: Shocking ignorance among letting agents about fire safety rules.Fire Safety Order Fire Minister Lord Greenhalgh Roy Wilsher National Fire Chiefs Council fire safety bill Grenfell HMO Home Office March 18, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Indiana Public Debt Among Lowest in the Nation

first_img Cost per Hoosier taxpayer far below most states(INDIANAPOLIS) May 25, 2017 – Indiana has the sixth lowest public tax-supported debt in the nation, according to a national state-by-state analysis of public debt by Moody’s. The latest Moody’s Investor Service State Debt Medians report shows Indiana public debt equates to $306 per taxpayer—less than 1 percent of taxpayers’ personal income. “A triple-A credit rating and low public debt-service go hand-in-hand,” said Micah Vincent, director of Indiana’s Office of Management and Budget. “We achieve both goals through forethought, innovative financing and vigilance in managing taxpayer dollars.” The report shows Indiana’s debt-service ratio is less than one percent (.8 percent), significantly lower than the rest of the nation and neighboring states like Illinois (8.1 percent), Kentucky (7.7 percent), Ohio (5.6 percent) and Michigan (3 percent). FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare “For more than a decade, Indiana’s public and private sector leaders have worked to create a world-class economy by passing balanced budgets, investing wisely, reducing regulatory hurdles, and growing a skilled and ready workforce,” Governor Eric Holcomb said. “This latest report from Moody’s is further confirmation that all Hoosiers benefit from our state’s position as a national leader in fiscal responsibility.” The Moody’s report was developed based on an analysis of calendar year 2016 debt issuance and fiscal year 2016 debt service. The report is available online to subscribers.last_img read more

Attorney General Hill Joins 19 Attorneys General In Support Of Judge Neil Gorsuch

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill today announced his support for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Hill is one of 20 state attorneys general who expressed support for Gorsuch in a letter signed on Wednesday. “Judge Gorsuch is an outstanding jurist with a proven commitment to upholding the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law,” the letter states. “We have no doubt that he possesses the qualifications, temperament and judicial philosophy to be an excellent Associate Justice.”The letter was signed by Hill and 19 attorneys general from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. On Thursday, Hill praised the nomination. “I am extremely pleased with the appointment of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch is a phenomenal choice, as I have no doubt he will move the Supreme Court of the United States in the right direction for our nation.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Boardwalk Merchants Ready to Reopen

first_imgThe boardwalk bustles with activity on May 16, the first day since the shutdown that people could sunbathe on the beaches. By MADDY VITALEOcean City’s Boardwalk merchants say they have a plan in place to meet all of the safety guidelines to protect customers and themselves from the spread of COVID-19. They also warn that if Gov. Phil Murphy does not allow them to open soon, it may mean the end of some of the businesses.“The whole business community needs to come together and lobby for us to open,” said Jody Levchuk, co-owner of the Jilly’s stores on the Boardwalk and a newly elected city councilman. “It is time to open. I believe that the citizens will do their duty to keep their distance and put face coverings on or stay home if they feel unsafe.”Like other merchants, Levchuk noted that businesses are currently only allowed to offer curbside pickup, takeout orders or delivery, which only accounts for about 10 percent of business.According to an Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants Association survey released Friday, revenue in 2020 is down by more than 50 percent for more than three in four Boardwalk businesses — and merchants universally say the season is in danger of being lost if state-imposed business restrictions are not lifted soon.The survey found that 100 percent of the Boardwalk businesses report having social distancing, safety, and hygiene plans in place.Additionally, business owners overwhelmingly believed stay-at-home orders and business closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic were justified, but are no longer necessary, the survey said.Some merchants, such as the Jilly’s Boardwalk shops, have large enough space to display some items out front.Murphy’s latest order allows retail shops to open and restaurants to offer outdoor dining on June 15, which does little to solve the economic challenges facing many Ocean City Boardwalk merchants, according to the survey.In the survey, 100 percent of merchants said they would be negatively impacted if the state requires amusement parks to remain closed, a major attraction on the BoardwalkSome other survey results are as follows:Lost Business: 40 percent of Boardwalk merchants say revenues are down 51 to 75 percent, 24 percent say business is down 26 to 50 percent, 20 percent say it is down 76 to 90 percent, and 16 percent say business is down 91 to 100 percent.Salvageable Season: 20 percent of Boardwalk merchants say the season is salvageable for their business, while 80 percent said it “depends on when we are permitted to fully open.”Out Of Business: 12 percent of Boardwalk merchants said they have considered closing their businesses for good, while 80 percent said they had not. Eight percent were unsure.Michele Gillian, executive director of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, joined in a remote hearing with local and state officials on Wednesday. The topic was the state’s reopening process.The meeting was hosted by Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick and First District Assemblymen Anwan McClellan and Erik Simonsen.The meeting demonstrated that Ocean City officials and business owners are not the only ones feeling that there is a major need to reopen businesses to salvage the tourism economy, Gillian said.“I think that the Boardwalk merchants survey, along with testimony given on Wednesday, solidifies the frustration we all feel in a tourism-driven economy,” she said. “There has been very little attention given to the economic devastation that COVID-19 is having on the region and on Ocean City.”She said that it appears the governor is not listening to the needs of the shore business communities.Gillian fears that the ominous findings of the survey are not only accurate, but said that another survey should be conducted at the end of the year to see the fallout from the shuttered businesses.“It seems extremely concerning to see those numbers,” she pointed out of the survey. “Understandably, these businesses would have been open in March and now it is June and we are still getting the run-around and mixed messages from the governor.”Boardwalk businesses such as Manco & Manco Pizza at Ninth Street are making a bad situation work with everything from curbside pickup to online ordering. (Photo courtesy Manco and Manco’s Facebook page)last_img read more

Oregon 1st state to decriminalize possession of drugs

first_imgSALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon can no longer arrest someone for possession of small amounts of heroin, methamphetamine and other drugs. A ballot measure that decriminalized them took effect on Monday. Instead, those found in possession would face a $100 fine or a health assessment. Backers of the ballot measure, which Oregon voters passed by a wide margin in November, hailed it as a revolutionary move for the United States. Ballot Measure 110’s backers said treatment needs to be the priority and that criminalizing drug possession was not working. Oregon is a pioneer in liberalizing drug laws. It was the first state, in 1973, to decriminalize marijuana possession.last_img read more

Bills QB Allen Stays Busy Despite Pandemic Restrictions

first_imgBuffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, October 20, 2019 at New Era Field. Photo by Bill Wippert/BuffaloBills.com.BUFFALO — Josh Allen has hardly spent this coronavirus pandemic-altered offseason in self-isolation.The Buffalo Bills quarterback, instead, kept himself busy in seeking advice from Peyton Manning and Brett Favre on Zoom calls, to gathering his teammates together for workouts on both coasts.It’s all been done with an intent to continue developing into a team leader entering his third season, and smooth the inconsistencies that have hampered Allen and the offense’s production.What fuels Allen is the still stinging memory of his up-then-down performance in a 22-19 overtime loss to Houston in an AFC wild-card playoff, in which the Bills squandered a 16-0 third-quarter lead. “I was talking about it last night, so I’m definitely not over it,” Allen during a Zoom conference call with Buffalo-area reporters Thursday.He was efficient in the first half by going 13 of 20 for 131 yards and catching a touchdown pass, before unraveling in going 11 of 26 for 133 yards and a lost fumble the rest of the way.“I know that we had opportunities to win that game,” he said. “That’s something that continues to drive me in knowing I could’ve played better and I could’ve done more, and I could’ve eliminated a mistake here or there that could’ve been super easy to eliminate and given us a better chance to win that game.”It was a performance which encapsulated the best and worst of Allen, the Bills 2018 first-round pick, who has yet to shed his pre-draft reputation of being a strong-armed, but raw product with accuracy issues.“I’ve got personal goals set out for myself,” Allen said, noting his 11-0 career record when completing 60% or more of passes in games he starts and finishes.“So I think that’s the goal every game to at least hit 60%,” he said. “I’m not going to try to force things and I’m not going to be Captain Checkdown either.”The test for Allen this offseason has been finding ways to improve without the benefit of on-field practices, with the pandemic wiping out the NFL’s entire spring schedule.He began by seeking advice from former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, whom he met at the Super Bowl. It continued with offensive coordinator Brian Daboll inviting Favre — Allen’s childhood idol — and Manning to provide tips during the Bills’ virtual quarterbacks meetings.Allen then took it upon himself to organize a workout with Bills offensive rookie draft picks in California in early May, followed by bringing together 19 offensive players for workouts in Miami a few weeks later.Allen’s take-charge approach drew praise from Daboll and coach Sean McDermott.“He’s our quarterback, but you can’t force leadership. You can improve it, you can learn about it. You can grow from it,” Daboll said. “But Josh has innate leadership qualities that guys gravitate toward, and he understands his role on the team.”Added McDermott: “It’s a critical step that he took it upon himself and his own initiative to put this together.”The Miami workouts were particularly important because they marked the first time Allen was able practice throws with receiver Stefon Diggs, the dynamic threat acquired in a trade with Minnesota in March.“It was very, very awesome to see just the amount of detail he puts into his craft, how communicative he was, how willing he was to learn,” Allen said of Diggs, noting they first got to know each other from afar by playing video games. “He’s such an explosive player and a great player, and he’s going to add a lot to our offense.”Scoring more points was general manager Brandon Beane’s objective behind acquiring Diggs, who joins a well-established group of receivers rounded out by John Brown and Cole Beasley. Despite a 10-6 finish, the Bills scored 21 or more points just six times and ranked 23rd in the NFL in scoring and 24th in yards offense.Allen made significant strides from his rookie season by showing poise and patience in the pocket, rather than sprinting off at the first sign of pressure. He did benefit from playing in front of a sturdier and rebuilt line, which featured four newcomers, including center Mitch Morse.Allen doubled his touchdowns passing total to 20 and threw only nine interceptions (down from 12 the previous year). Though he enjoyed a six-point jump in completing 58.8% of his passes, Allen still ranked last among NFL starters.Allen particularly credited Romo for providing tips that have improved his throwing motion, which he saw pay off during the Miami workouts.“I felt like it’s the best I’ve ever thrown,” Allen said, noting the next step is reproducing that motion once the Bills can begin practicing. “I feel good where I’m at right now.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Our dear talents, we don’t need you!

first_img[15] Ilišin, V., Spajić Vrkaš, V. (2015). Needs, problems and potentials of young people in Croatia. Research report. Ministry of Social Policy and Youth [3] Schwab, K. (2016) Human Capital Report [online]. Geneva: World Economic Forum. Available at: https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-human-capital-report-2017 [19] INSEAD (2019). The Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2019. Fontainebleau. France [6] Williams, R., Leahy, A. (2019). Ranking of National Higher Education Systems 2019. Universitas 21 [online]. Available at: https://universitas21.com/sites/default/files/2019-04/Full%20Report%20and%20 Cover.pdf [4] The World Bank (2018) Government expenditure on education, total (% of GDP) [online]. Available at: https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SE.XPD.TOTL.GD.ZS?end=2018&most_recent_value_desc=true&start=1980&view=chart [18] Youthonomics (2015). The Youthonomics Global Index 2015. Paris [11] Central Bureau of Statistics (2019). Population migration of the Republic of Croatia in 2018. Central Bureau of Statistics. Year: LVI., Number: 7.1.2. Sources [1] IMD: Institute for Management Development (2018). IMD WORLD TALENT RANKING 2018. Lausanne. Switzerland [10] Ilišin, V., Spajić Vrkaš, V. (2015). Needs, problems and potentials of young people in Croatia. Research report. Ministry of Social Policy and Youth [2] International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank (2018) The Human Capital Project. The World Bank Group. Washington DC [20] The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report (2017). Paving the way for a more sustainable and inclusive future [online]. Available at: http://reports.weforum.org/travel-and-tourism-competitiveness-report-2017/ [16] Dropulić Ružić, M. (2017). What if young people want to work in tourism? Institute of Agriculture and Tourism. Poreč [12] Dropulić Ružić, M. (2017). What if young people want to work in tourism? Institute of Agriculture and Tourism. Poreč [5] First steps in the labor market (2018). First steps into Labor Market. Deloitte [14] Ilišin, V., Spajić Vrkaš, V. (2015). Needs, problems and potentials of young people in Croatia. Research report. Ministry of Social Policy and Youth [8] Ilišin, V., Spajić Vrkaš, V. (2015). Needs, problems and potentials of young people in Croatia. Research report. Ministry of Social Policy and Youth [17] World Economic Forum (2018). The Future of Jobs Report 2018. Cologny / Geneva [13] Eurostat (2019). Adult participation in learning 2018. [online] Available at: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/4187653/9753784/Participation+in+learning These days, we are witnessing concerns about the (non) arrival of tourists and the “July hole”, and regardless of this important topic, let’s turn the discourse for a moment to one of the “holes” that should be of particular concern to us. It is a financial, value, priority hole that we have had for our young people, theirs and our future for years. While in recent years investments in tourism have flourished and ranked Croatia high on the scale of tourism investment potential (7/43), while we have received awards for infrastructure projects and nautical tourism and invested in interpretation centers, beaches, events, “strengthening the strength of the brand” and sl… investments in YOUTH, their education and development as drivers of change and future creators of new policies and trends – all these years it is negligible and sad. For someone who could be classified as an optimist, in the way this country treats young people, with all good will, I do not find anything optimistic. Various researches, measurements, comparisons and analyzes related to investments in people and young people gloomily confirm what we are witnessing –  that this land is an evil stepmother to her children and youth! She neither loves them, nor understands them, nor respects them, nor develops them, nor supports them – she left them to the streets and the hands of other countries.  Take, for example, IMD – World Talent Ranking 2018 (IMD World Talent Ranking), according to whose report, Croatia, on the list of 63 countries, is in a distant 54th place!The report assesses the country’s ability to build, attract and retain talented people to create a base of talented people needed to increase competitiveness and grow the economy. Croatia is at the bottom of the scale in terms of investment in practice during schooling (60th out of 63), in terms of companies investing in employee training (63rd), in attracting and retaining talented people (63rd), employee motivation (62nd), by outflows brains (57), meeting market demands for skilled labor (62) and higher education (60) [1]. Human resource development, talent management and youth are simply not a priority of this country. We neither create, nor retain, nor invest in talent.What are we doing to change that? The World Bank’s Human Capital Index shows how much a country prepares its people for the future, ie how much countries lose on the productivity of the economy due to insufficient investment in their people [2]. Last year, in a ranking of 157 countries, Croatia was in a good 36th place and says that it will realize 72% of potential / productivity compared to what it could be if the education and health systems gave their maximum. Despite this solid position, we need to look back area of ​​education. The study shows that a child in Croatia has 10,7 “useful” years of schooling, and that another 2,6 years should be spent educating. In addition, the Global Human Capital Index ranks Croatia 37th out of 130 countries, but again with the weakest youth policies. In 2017, it was worst positioned in the age group 15-24 due to the high youth unemployment rate (115th place), the labor force participation rate (107th place) and the (poor) quality of education (97th place). This report also shows the issue of employee education, which positions us in 114th place out of 130 [3]. And without even looking at these indices, everyday life in our schools or colleges is proof of these sad positions. We call for a systematic reform that will prepare young people for life and business reality. We are crying out for a system that young people will gladly go into. What are we doing to change this?Of course, investments in infrastructure projects, events and marketing campaigns are welcome, but the problem is that people, young people and education have not been a priority for investment all these years. And all successful countries confirm that education is a generator of development. Croatian allocations from the education budget have been below the European average for years. According to the World Bank Group, for 2013, budget allocations were 4.6% of GDP while the EU average was 5.1%, for example Iceland 7.72% and Sweden 7.65% [4]. These investments have increased slightly recently, but are still minor compared to these averages. As well as the allocation of state budget funds for research and development in GDP. In 2017, they were 0.7% (CBS) and even in the best years (2004) they were around 1%, while the world average was 2.23% and the EU average 2.03%. The countries our young people go to allocate about 3%; Germany 2.94%, Denmark 2.85%, Finland 2.75%. Last year, 57% of students expressed that the faculty did not prepare them well for future business challenges, and 81.5% (N = 5.711) confirmed that they would move out for a professional career [5]. This is sadly confirmed by the list of 50 world universities where Croatia ranks 43rd [6]. According to the 2019 list, the United States is in first place, followed by Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Denmark. Here, the following are assessed: sources of funding and investment in higher education, political and social environment, networking and openness, and outcome. We are the worst in general cooperation with the economy and industry, which ranks us again at our traditional bottom of the scale – 48th place on the list of 50 countries. Famous regional centers of competence they were supposed to fix this picture. But we’ve been hearing about them for years. We also chant about their beginnings at congresses and gatherings, while failing to develop generations of ambassadors of the profession. And the beginning got stuck somewhere between the two ministries, so on the ground… mostly saga. Greater financial resources, innovative programs and a better system of practical training and connections with the business sector are key to generating young professionals in our labor market. What are we doing to change this?The research conducted by the CES indicates that class teachers / professional associates (N = 3.311) estimate that 27.9% of students have strong abilities and preferences for certain teaching areas, while 72.1% do not [7]. The key question here is how do we nurture, develop and guide these 27.9% of gifted students? Are we ennobling their visible talent and potential? And what do we do with the dominant 72.1%? Have we created the conditions and opportunities to explore and their abilities, talents and hidden potentials? Do we build their self-confidence or do we leave them to themselves? We frame young people with their system and form. And they need help to discover their “passions”, potentials and talents. What are we doing to change that?Furthermore, the same research indicates that young people need help, support, guidance in choosing a future profession and understanding their abilities. In the sample of students in the final grade of primary school in the school year 2015/2016 (N = 3.590), the largest number of students (64.9%) expressed interest in vocational guidance, and 60.9% of students in the final grade of secondary school (N = 3.908) intend to study. 38.5% do not yet know what they want to study, and 59.3% have some difficulty in deciding to continue their education. A large number of parents would certainly confirm this, with professors (N = 2.870) estimating that 38.4% of students need vocational guidance services. So, a good part of our young people “wander” in the professional definition. What are we doing to change this?Young people do not know what to do, where to go and how to do it. But then, according to the inertia of life and the need for pocket money, they get a job. And what happens? The research of the Ministry of Social Policy and Youth (2015) conducted on young people aged 15-29 (N = 2.000) indicates that 55% of young people are not employed in their profession, to work 3 hours longer than the legally prescribed norm for 20% lower salary than average of the Republic of Croatia [8]. And of all the offered job factors, the amount of salary and payment of overtime hours, in particular, young people in tourism (N = 5.060) rate the worst; both factors with a score of 2.9 out of 5 [9]. We demotivate young people from the first work experiences. What are we doing to change this?Those who have not been employed or are looking for new perspectives, in the last 15 years, on average 61 to 70% of them intensively and continuously express a desire to go abroad, with a quarter of them wanting to leave Croatia permanently. Unemployment and mass emigration of young professionals to other countries are considered a burning generational problem [10]. Unfortunately, this trend is also confirmed by Gallup’s research in the Republic of Croatia, according to which 33% of young people aged 15-29 express a desire to move permanently to another country (N = 1.000). Unfortunately, Croatian everyday life demonstrates that these wishes are not only expressed but also realized. This is confirmed by this year’s CES number of 25.412 unemployed young people under 29 and 11.207 officially registered departures of young people aged 15 to 29 last year [11]. And how many more unregistered souls have left us? It is assumed that every third young person with a diploma in hand makes their knowledge and talents available to another country – one of those at the top of the aforementioned rankings. Young people want to leave and leave. We are losing generations of talent. What are we doing to change this? Our schools are outdated. Practices are a dead letter on paper or just done side activities to satisfy the form. However, it is alarming that only 4.4% of students and staff improve their knowledge and skills on their own initiative outside of university and work obligations, which indicates the need for systematic and continuous awareness of the importance of lifelong learning [12]. In the context of Croatia, we have to talk about this topic for all age groups because only 2.9% are educated for life, while the EU average is 11.1% [13]. Take the example of Sweden, where 29.2% of the population has a lifelong education, in Finland 28.5% and in Denmark 23.5%, just to realize for a moment how far behind we are and how much effort it takes to change this. We should also be concerned that the majority (94%) of surveyed students were not included in a European or international student mobility program, which respondents predominantly associate with a lack of financial resources and their own lack of interest in going abroad [14]. The numerical coincidence is interesting, but the sad reality is that 95% of the surveyed young people from tourism also did not participate in foreign exchanges and study stays. Furthermore, in Croatia there are 850 youth associations for young people, and work with young people is mostly of a voluntary nature. But for more than 70% of the 2.000 young people, there is still a need to open multi-purpose youth centers, and counseling for young people who are victims of violence and counseling for self-employment and entrepreneurship are sought by approximately four-fifths of respondents [15]. Young people do not have a tendency towards lifelong learning. What are we doing to change this?We must not ignore the results of PISA tests (N = 6952) in which 86.5% of students manage to solve only simple problem tasks. Understanding problems, logical problem solving, critical thinking, originality in approach, creativity in thinking are elements that our students generally lack. And worst of all, there is no concern about it. In tourism schools, the aspects of “teacher innovation in knowledge transfer” (average grade = 3.3) and “realistic picture of work in tourism obtained by previous education” (average grade = 3.5) are the lowest [16]. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), by 2025 jobs related to physical and basic cognitive skills will be in decline. Routine jobs will be eliminated, and 65% of today’s children will end up in careers that do not yet exist [17]. Young people need to strengthen their social-entrepreneurial-life skills. Schools and teachers but also non-formal education can play a big role in this process. What are we doing to change that?A culture of courtesy is the first thought of tourism. Unfortunately, this thesis is not confirmed everywhere in Croatia. Nor among the young. Almost half of the surveyed young people (N = 5.060) who work in tourism in relation to guests are in the phase of apathy (45.7%), irritation (1.5%) and antagonism (1.3%). They treat the guest formally, angrily or let him know that he is not welcome. We return to the beginning of the circle again because we can conclude that a large part of young people either a) have chosen the wrong profession or b) do not have developed soft skills and / or c) express their dissatisfaction with the job towards the guest. Young people are in apathy towards guests. What are we doing to change this?The Ministry of Science and Education points to a short-term growth trend in student enrollment in vocational occupations. This is an increase of 6-12% of chefs and waiters, but let’s not forget that 6 students have been lost in the last 44.409 years. A whole Sisak of young people. Coastal towns such as Rab, Poreč, Crikvenica, Rovinj… are rapidly losing young people’s interest in this profession. These growing misery is not a consequence of the increased interest of students or their parents, let alone the famous “promotion of the professional profession”. The absurdities of what is generally called the promotion of the profession and are over 20 times smaller in monetary currency compared to the co-financing of concrete holes called swimming pools. This is the sad order of values ​​of the Ministry of Tourism for too many years. Young people should be interested in tourism. Dignity needs to be restored to the profession. Promotion and attraction are much more than scholarships and videos. What are we doing to change that?The Youthonomics Global Index analyzes how friendly countries are to young people, and with this survey Croatia is again at its traditional bottom of the scale, ranking 51st out of 64 countries [18]. At the top of the list is Norway, which shows a number of best practices, including a flexible labor market, which is a great advantage for young people. As far as education is concerned, according to this index, our neighbors should be our neighbors – Slovenia – whose primary and secondary education takes the first place. Youthonomics measures “youth optimism”, ie the extent to which young people can expect an improvement in their living conditions. And here we are again on a non-optimistic background – 60th out of 64 places, and according to the “youth outlook” indicator – an indicator that gives an insight into current and future conditions for young people – we are “knocking” the last 64th place. In addition to not being friendly and mentoring-oriented towards our young people, they do not even hope to improve conditions in their country in the short term. What are we doing to change that?Another important index is The Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) as a comparative analysis that measures how successfully states and cities create, attract and retain talent with a focus on entrepreneurial talent [19]. This year, Croatia is ranked 55th out of 125 countries, with 99th place in attracting talent, 120th place in retaining “brains”, 105th place in employability skills, 87th place in the quality of management schools, 122nd place in terms of employee development. Guess the ranking of the most open countries for entrepreneurial talent? At the very top are Switzerland, Singapore, USA, Norway, Denmark, Finland… Due to the importance of entrepreneurial talent, new approaches are being introduced to the labor market, which encourage and protect the future of employees. How much entrepreneurial talents develop in our young people. What are we doing to change that?And now the value system – an order that is important for each individual but also the collective because if it is not harmonized it leads to the greatest extent of dissatisfaction and conflict. The report of the Ministry and Social Policy of Youth (2015) indicates an increase in the importance of family and work among young people and a decrease in preoccupation with entertainment and leisure. As factors of success in Croatian society, young people emphasize much less the circumstances and behaviors related to the competence, responsibility and commitment of individuals in relation to factors such as family or political networks and the ability to cunningly “cope” in a given environment. This is also an internal confirmation of why young Croats are literally the most pessimistic about their future compared to their peers from the remaining 63 countries. What are we doing to change that? Finally, let’s look at the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index, which ranks Croatia 32nd on the list of 136 countries. And no matter how optimistic it may seem at first, and we would say wow, at least we know what we are doing in tourism, and here we are flooded with a cold shower because the human side of tourism is again in failure and on the margins. According to the indicator “human resources and labor market” which is part of this index, we are on the 85th place, on the qualification of the workforce – on the 87th place, on the scope of employee training – on the 120th place, on the ease of finding qualified employees on – 106. place [20]. And here, those are the biggest holes of our tourism. And every year they get deeper! Recognizing the differences in the index and the methodology of research and measurement, we are aware that they do not in themselves change the situation, but very clearly reflect our decisions, priorities and behaviors. And they bring us to the point where we need to honestly and loudly admit to ourselves – we have abandoned our children and youth! We have neglected them in too many categories and for too long. They left them by the roadside for Nowhere in the hope that Someone Else would take care of them. Recovering from the trauma of leaving is a long process. Holes in tourism will become increasingly painful. What are we going to do to change that?Author: doc. dr. sc. Marinela Dropulic Ruzic, MERAKLIS / Cover photo: Pixabay.com [7] CES (2016). Report on the survey on professional intentions of students in the final grades of primary and secondary school in the school year 2015/2016. [9] Dropulić Ružić, M. (2017). What if young people want to work in tourism? Institute of Agriculture and Tourism. Porečlast_img read more

EPL: Arsenal alter training plans as Arteta recovers from coronavirus

first_img Loading… Mikel Arteta has fully recovered from coronavirus Read Also: BREAKING: Olympics in Tokyo postponed until next year A statement from Arsenal read: ‘Our men’s first team players were scheduled to return to training on Tuesday after completing 14 days isolation following Mikel Arteta’s positive diagnosis for the virus. ‘As a result of the current situation we are clear it would be inappropriate and irresponsible to ask players to come back at this time. ‘Therefore our men’s first team, women and academy players are all remaining at home. Stay at home and save lives.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Arsenal have confirmed that their players will not return to training, while Mikel Arteta has recovered from coronavirus. The Gunners’ first-team squad were due to return to training on Tuesday after being placed in self-isolation due to Arteta testing positive for the virus. Mikel Arteta and Arsenal’s players will stay away from the training ground But the club claim it would be ‘inappropriate and irresponsible’ to ask the players to return to training as the Government have called for people to stay at home where possible.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Enigmatic Discoveries That Left Everyone BaffledWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more

VP Leni pushes work-from-home scheme amid coronavirus fears

first_img “Nananawagan po tayo sa ating mga kasama sa gobyerno, pati na rin sa pribadong sector na baka panahon na para i-consider ang work-from-home na areglo, basta hindi masasakripisyo ang mga serbisyong ipinaaabot natin sa publiko,” Robredo said. Robredo said it is high time to implement such measures to ensure the safety of workers and their families. “Right now, nasa punto pa lang na pinag aaralan itong option na ito,” he added. “Ito ay napag uusapan na in small groups ng task force in coordination with the Civil Service Commission.”/PN She also urged the Department ofTrade and Industry (DTI) to impose a price freeze on sanitary products anddisinfectants, to avoid profiteering in such times.  Vice President Leni Robredo. ABS-CBN NEWS MANILA – Vice President Leni Robredo isurging both government and the private sector to consider adoptingwork-from-home scheme in light of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.center_img “Ipatupadna po sana natin ang price freeze parasa mga produktong may kaugnayan sa pag-iwas sa COVID-19. Maging mas mahigpit din sana tayo laban samga profiteers na nagho-hoard ng mgaproduktong ito,” Robredo said. Meanwhile, the Inter-Agency Task Forcefor the management of emerging infectious disease is considering a four-daywork week in certain government offices. Nograles said if ever the four-day workweek is implemented, it will not be nationwide but only in areas with highconcentration of COVID-19 cases. “Isaito sa mga options na maaaringgamitin lalo na sa government offices namedyo exposed sa COVID-19,”Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said in an interview with DZBB.last_img read more

Ripley County Health Department hosting Bed Bug Talk

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. — The Ripley County Health Department will be hosting a Community “Bed Bug Talk” on Thursday, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM, in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room in the Ripley County Government Annex Building.The Indiana State Department of Health Entomology Department will provide an educational presentation to the community regarding Bed Bugs.For further information contact the Ripley County Health Department at 812-689-5751.last_img