The key thing to emphasize is that after the conference, there will be meetings with the private sector from each area, in order to gather all concrete solutions in one strategic document, which will make a list of all challenges in the field, the so-called. “White paper”, with a clear argumentation of the whole issue, and most importantly with the offered concrete solutions on how to accelerate market changes. I am aware that this may sound naive to some, but on the other hand, let’s start with ourselves – we as individuals and as a profession and society are ultimately the change we are all waiting for. Whether we want to cooperate and move forward or not, it all depends on ourselves. It’s up to the people, isn’t it? We are all constantly talking and spinning around the problem plaguing every sector in tourism, but we are not dealing with content and expecting someone else to be that change. We are talking about market development here, not politics. Operational problems plaguing the private sector, and this is not a matter of a priori policy, but of market development. Day by day there will be more details about the conference, the program and the whole platform. #DayOne As I pointed out, #DayOne is not another conference, but a platform. Because we cannot talk about the future of our tourism only one day, during the conference, but every day. We have to be realistic and honest, we can’t do without each other, whatever anyone thinks. Without dialogue we cannot achieve sustainable growth and development of our tourism. Although the number of arrivals and overnight stays is growing from year to year, there are various challenges in the field, from the extension of the tourist season, sustainable development of tourist destinations, insufficient domestic workforce, too little cooperation and synergy, etc.… But in order to turn these potentials into resources, I need to start proactively engaging in market development and growth, there must be dialogue and common communication and consensus on common themes and challenges. Portal HrTurizam.hr just wants to be at the center of this story as a kind of mediator, a channel that connects through dialogue and communication and provides concrete solutions. According to the tourist dictionary, a complete tourist product should be defined, ie market barriers for the development of the entire tourism sector should be removed. Conference ONE DAY OR DAY ONE held on 02.04.2020. in the Congress Center Forum Zagreb will officially announce the entire #DayOne platform. The conference will bring together tourism experts from various tourism sectors, both private, scientific and public sectors, host foreign speakers who will present global tourism trends, show positive examples of cooperation, and openly and constructively discuss all challenges and most importantly offer concrete solutions. accelerate the growth of our tourism. Some of the lecturers will be Božo Skoko, Ognjen Bagatin, Paul Bradbury, whose portal Total Croatia News is a partner and media sponsor of the conference – soon more about the program itself. Finally, I ask you: Will we continue to talk for years about the potential and need for change or will we all move together and be that change? And that’s why there is a need to launch the #DayOne platform, the focus of which is to connect “incompatible” or start communication. The main focus is not on problems and the past, but on constructive open dialogue and solutions. The focus is on the positives, not the negatives. The focus is on synergy and collaboration. We all say that we have an incredible amount of potential wherever we turn and that we need a change in the context of market development, in order to turn those potentials into our resources. PLATFORM ONE DAY OR DAY ONE #dayone Today we live and operate in the global European market, where information and knowledge are available to all and we all fight for the same tourist in the global market. Also, today more than ever the focus of each country is on the growth of small and medium economy as the foundation of a healthy, sustainable and strong economy, and it is through the tourism sector that we directly affect the sustainability of the local economy. The question we all need to ask ourselves: How to move faster and better? What can we do to make tomorrow better? Where do we see Croatian tourism in 2030? This is not my story, this is our story. We all make a Croatian tourist product. Let’s forget the past, let’s turn to the future. Let today be the focus on #dayone and not #oneday. One Day Or Day One. I choose dialogue, collaboration and #DayOne starting from today, starting from me first. A document that will unite the views of the private and public sectors, with the aim of consensus on the main challenges with a specific time interval on how to overcome them. Tourism is one of the key and most important sectors of the Croatian economy, generating about 20 percent of GDP in the Republic of Croatia. But one of the main problems is that we do not have quality dialogue and communication between the private and public sectors. Tourism is not homogeneous and does not form one industry, but connects various other industries vertically and horizontally. That is why it is complex and we must deal with it in a strategic and sustainable way. And for that we need the unity and synergy of everyone, including the private and public sectors. Two words have marked our tourism for decades: potential and change. Portal HrTurizam.hr as a mediator between sectors SAVE THE DATE 02.04.2020.
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NEW HARTFORD — Members of the U.S. House headed home for the holiday late last week before voting on a $19 billion disaster relief package.The measure did pass the Senate last Thursday and it included an amendment from Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley. He says that provision would provide coverage for farmers who lost millions of dollars worth of grain in storage bins during the record flooding. “Of course, that wasn’t covered by any disaster relief. Why, I don’t know. Maybe this was the first time anything like this happened,” Grassley says. “This should be particularly helpful in southwest Iowa where people have been impacted there as a result of the grain storage disaster.”The disaster bill has been the subject of debate for weeks, due to arguments over Puerto Rico’s recovery from 2017 hurricanes, in addition to the Trump administration initially demanding money for anti-immigration elements to be included. Grassley, a Republican, says he’s pleased with the final bill that passed the Senate.“The package also includes a provision to fund programs that will assist Iowans impacted by the flood,” Grassley says. The legislation includes funding for emergency watershed protection, rural community facilities, highways, and economic development, as well as more than three-billion dollars to the U.S.D.A. for expenses related to crop losses.“This package is a pretty good start in addressing our flooding needs here in the Midwest, but it was long overdue,” Grassley says. “Politics should never be put before Americans who need help to recover (from) the disasters.” Grassley says it’ll likely be early June before the disaster relief package gains full Congressional approval.“I’m disappointed that Speaker Pelosi sent the House of Representatives home before voting on this bill,” Grassley says. “It doesn’t seem right that people impacted by these disasters should have to wait now another week because politicians want to leave early for a Congressional recess.”The package contains $575 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to address emergency situations, and to rehabilitate and repair damage to Corps projects, like levees.
When Robert Blake’s jury found him liable for his wife’s murder after he had been acquitted in a criminal trial, O.J. Simpson said he and Blake had been subjected to double jeopardy. But legal experts believe it just may be an example of celebrity justice. “This was absolutely a celebrity verdict,” said Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson. “This was O.J. all over again. The jury is saying, ‘You got away with murder in the criminal case. Now we’ll make you pay big time.”‘ On Friday, a jury ordered the former “Baretta” star to pay $30 million to Bonny Lee Bakley’s four children, saying Blake “intentionally caused the death” of his wife, who was gunned down in 2001 in the actor’s car outside a restaurant where the couple had just dined. “The criminal justice system struggles with fame and fortune,” Kellermann said, adding that the remedy of a civil suit usually kicks in when there are “rich people with high-profile trials where a wrong is perceived to have happened.” She said her research on reactions to the O.J. Simpson verdict showed the public overwhelmingly believed that the prosecution had not proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt. “But a large percentage of the public also thought he was guilty,” Kellermann said, and they supported revisiting the case in civil court. She also said those who believe strongly in the rights of due process feel the civil trial is a form of double jeopardy and is unfair. “But those who believe that too many people are going free because of a failed criminal justice system feel that the civil suit is correcting a wrong,” she said. In the Blake case, jurors didn’t indicate what specific evidence caused them to find Blake responsible but felt $30 million was appropriate. M. Gerald Schwartzbach, the attorney who represented Blake in his criminal trial, said the actor had disclosed early on that he was broke and owed more money to the Internal Revenue Service than he has in assets. He tried to settle the case but the family refused, Schwartzbach said. He believes Bakley’s children wouldn’t have sued the 72-year-old actor if he had not been a celebrity. “The idea that celebrities get a break is a fiction,” Schwartzbach said. Bakley’s daughter, Holly Gawron, said after the verdict she did not care if she received any of the money the jury assessed against Blake. But her lawyer, Eric Dubin, who virtually gave up his law practice for three years to pursue the case, clearly thought otherwise and is expected to pursue Blake for the money. Attorney Steve Cron, who has represented high-profile defendants in the past, said some of his clients were acquitted and not sued in civil court. “It’s the fact that someone is perceived as having the potential and the wherewithal to pay that makes the difference,” he said. The wealthy defendant who is acquitted is the most obvious target for a civil suit, Cron said. Asked if the law is discriminatory against the rich, Cron said, “It could apply to poor people but they don’t have the assets to go after. Does it strike me as unfair? No.” During the Michael Jackson child molestation trial, attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr. frequently suggested that the mother of a boy who claimed the singer molested him was planning a civil suit to collect money from the superstar. Since Jackson’s acquittal, no such suit has materialized. But the mother has additional problems because she has been charged with welfare fraud. Even if Blake or Simpson had not been held civilly liable, publicity from a celebrity trial can do enormous damage not faced by the average defendant. “Even if Blake was found not liable, he was forever tainted,” Levenson said. “Celebrities live by the media and they die by the media.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Simpson also was acquitted of killing his wife and her friend but was assessed damages of $33.5 million in a civil case. He has paid almost none of it to the victims’ families. “I couldn’t have paid $1 or $1 million,” said Simpson, who spoke by phone from his Florida home. “They had taken everything I had.” Simpson added he believes those involved in the Blake case will write books in order to make money they cannot collect from Blake. Kathy Kellermann of the Los Angeles office of Trial Behavior Consulting has done research on public reactions to the two-trial system. She said it is favored by members of the public who feel that the criminal justice system “is broken” and cannot handle wealthy or famous defendants when asked to find guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The civil system requires a lower standard of proof, a finding that it is more likely than not that the person is responsible for the crime.