“LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” JULY 6, 2019

first_imgFOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. “LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.center_img FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. “Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.last_img read more

WOULD PRESIDENT HILLARY CLINTON SPILL AREA 51 SECRETS?

first_imgWOULD PRESIDENT HILLARY CLINTON SPILL AREA 51 SECRETS?Tyrades! By Danny TyreeAccording to a May 11 United Press International news story, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton promised a radio interviewer that, if elected, she would release government records related to Area 51.Area 51, of course, is the remote section of Edwards Air Force Base in the Nevada desert that many UFO enthusiasts believe is the site of alien encounters.I was a little surprised that Hillary took an interest in this “X Files”-type topic. Usually she’s chasing little green bills instead of little green men. Usually SHE’S the one saying, “Take me to your leader — so I can hit him up for a Clinton Foundation donation.”Urban legends and conspiracy theories insist that Area 51 is a center for ongoing communications with aliens and/or a place where crashed alien spaceships are taken apart so scientists can reverse engineer the technology and speed up mankind’s technological progress.I know — reverse engineering an interstellar craft that smashed into a mountainside is like reverse engineering a Ford Edsel or New Coke. As Donald Trump put it, “I don’t like extraterrestrials who crash-land their flying saucers. Give me the aliens who accomplish their mission of decimating cities and atomizing toddlers. That’s what I call a hero.”Skeptics point out that if we had really made contact with extraterrestrials, SOME low-level Area 51 employee would have played whistleblower by now. Of course employees may be buying into the “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!” philosophy. Perhaps there is a fear that there would be mass panic if we knew we weren’t alone. But this is 2016, after all. (“Hey, as long as they don’t have gluten-based weapons, I’m down with that.”)Many citizens wonder why, if Area 51 has been around for more than 50 years, no president has spoken up to reveal its secrets. In fact, chief executives HAVE let information about Area 51 slip out, but it is always quickly redacted.Surely you remember Pres. Obama’s gaffe “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone. And I’ve got a transdimensional death ray. D’oh! Can I do that over?”Going further back, President John F, Kennedy also almost let the cat out of the bag. Surely some of you remember the unedited version of his speech, “We choose to go to the moon… not because it’s easy, but because I think I left my cufflinks there.”Some skeptics are quick to say, “Wait a minute — Hillary is married to a former president. Wouldn’t he have already told her any secrets of Area 51?”Skeptics are sure Bill would have divulged everything to Hillary because he has SUCH a sterling record of telling her everything. Most likely, the best she could glean would be his muttering in his sleep. (“All I wanted was to get to second base with her — but those freaks don’t even HAVE second base.”)Bernie Sanders has not indicated whether he believes in alien races; but in order to cover all demographic bases, he has recalibrated his campaign to focus on “single-payer alien autopsies.”If Hillary does make it to the Oval Office and fulfill her promise, it could be a hollow victory. If she discovers that some bureaucrat accidentally destroyed the alien self-replicating pantsuit blueprints, she could view the red state/blue state map ruefully and ask, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

O.C. Housing Authority Rejects Second Round of Bids for $4.2 Million Project

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiFor the second time in four weeks, Ocean City’s public housing agency has rejected construction bids that came in significantly higher than its proposed $4.2 million senior citizens complex.Four competitive bids ranging from about $5.5 million to $5.8 million were submitted June 28 by companies vying for the Ocean City Housing Authority’s construction contract.The authority, however, rejected the bids and now plans to negotiate directly with the contractors for a price closer to $4.2 million.“By law, we are able to negotiate,” said Bob Barr, the Ocean City councilman who also serves as chairman of the housing authority’s board of commissioners.Councilman Bob Barr, who also serves as the housing authority’s chairman, says negotiations will begin with contractors to get a lower price.On June 1, the authority rejected the first set of bids. Only two contractors bid on the project at that time. Their bids ranged from $5.7 million to $5.8 million.The authority then sought a second round of bids. Now that the latest batch of bids has been rejected, the agency is free to begin negotiating with contractors for better prices.Bidders in the second round included Fabbri Builders, of Vineland, N.J., $5,497,478; Gary F. Gardner Inc., of Medford, N.J., $5,617,000; TN Ward Co., of Ardmore, Pa., $5,730,000; and Levy Construction Co. Inc., of Audubon, N.J., $5,848,600, according to a list released Monday by the housing authority.Barr noted that the housing project won’t be delayed because the authority adjusted its schedule to include the possibility that it would have to seek new bids or enter into negotiations to get a lower price.“We are right where we thought we would be,” he said. “It was all built into the timeline.”The new project is planned next to the housing authority’s Bayview Manor complex at Sixth Street and West Avenue.The authority hopes to begin construction by year’s end and have the project completed by late 2019.The proposed project will include 20 units of affordable housing for senior citizens. It will replace the authority’s flood-prone Pecks Beach Village senior citizens housing complex on Fourth Street.Pecks Beach Village was swamped by storm waters from Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, underscoring the need to build new housing in a location less vulnerable to flooding. It continues to suffer from flooding during storms and even in high tides, said Jacqueline Jones, the authority’s executive director.The new two-story building will be constructed on what is now a parking lot adjacent to the authority’s Bayview Manor housing complex at Sixth Street and West Avenue. Funding for the project comes from a federal Hurricane Sandy recovery grant.Pecks Beach Village also includes a 40-unit complex for low-income families. That part of Pecks Beach will remain open after the new project is built. Jones said the family section of Pecks Beach sits on slightly higher land than the senior citizens complex and does not flood as much.The Ocean City Housing Authority uses federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide affordable housing for low-income senior citizens, families and the disabled at its Pecks Beach Village and Bayview Manor facilities. The flood-prone Pecks Beach Village complex for senior citizens will be replaced by a new housing project scheduled to open in late 2021.last_img read more

Inaugural WonderBus Festival Announces 2019 Lineup: The Revivalists, Trombone Shorty, Ben Harper, More

first_imgA new two-day music festival, WonderBus Music & Arts Festival, is set to go down on August 17th and 18th at The Lawn at CAS in Columbus, OH.The inaugural festival recently revealed their 2019 lineup, with Walk The Moon, The Revivalists, Bishop Briggs, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Chelsea Cutie, Parachute, Morgxn, Magic Giant, Future Generations, Effee, Clubhouse, The Floorwalkers, and Voilà scheduled to perform on Saturday, August 17th. The following day, on Sunday, August 18th, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, X Ambassadors, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Jenny Lewis, Mt. Joy, Red Wanting Blue, Flora Cash, Ashe, Ripe, Castiecomer, MNQN, Weathers, and Rebounder will offer up performances.The festival notes that WonderBus Festival will promote and benefit the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health.Early-bird tickets are currently on sale here. Regular ticket prices will go into effect this Friday, April 5th.For more information on WonderBus Music & Arts Festival, head to their website.last_img read more

Vellidis Professorship

first_imgGeorge Vellidis, professor in the department of crop and soil sciences in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has been named University Professor, a title bestowed on those who have had a significant impact on the university in addition to fulfilling their normal academic responsibilities.Vellidis’ research focuses on water resources and precision agriculture. He applies principles of engineering and the sciences to measure, model and manage the interaction between agricultural production systems and the environment. Vellidis is located at UGA’s Tifton campus, where he serves as director of academic affairs for the campus.Fostering students to have a positive impact on Georgia has long been a goal of Vellidis. In 2001, he began conducting surveys and market research to determine if there was a demand for an undergraduate major at the Tifton campus, located 200 miles from UGA’s main campus in Athens.His research showed that there was a significant demographic who wanted a degree from UGA but could not leave south Georgia for one reason or another. Vellidis was one of two leaders who helped establish the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences teaching program on the Tifton campus. Graduates of this program now populate many of the agricultural companies that provide precision agriculture and laboratory services in south Georgia. Vellidis was also one of the leaders who developed the Dual Master’s Degree in Sustainable Agriculture between UGA and the University of Padova in Italy. Eighteen graduate students have participated in this program since its inception in 2018.“Dr. Vellidis’ career at UGA exemplifies the spirit of the University Professorship,” wrote Samuel Pardue, dean and director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, in his nomination letter. “While at UGA, he has become an internationally recognized researcher in precision agriculture, but he has also contributed significantly to the university in many other ways.”Vellidis was a principal investigator for grants totaling $3.6 million used to construct the $8 million National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory facility in Tifton. He also played a key role in securing $1 million to fund the NESPAL Technology Development Center addition, a joint effort between UGA and the Tift County Development Authority.Among Vellidis’ numerous awards are the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Research, the International Society for Precision Agriculture Pierre C. Robert Award and the UGA Richard F. Reiff Internationalization Award.University Professors receive a permanent salary increase of $10,000 and a yearly academic support of $5,000. Nominations from the deans of UGA’s schools and colleges are reviewed by a committee, which makes a recommendation to the provost.last_img read more

Thule’s Technical Backpacks Raise the Figurative Bar

first_imgThule has just released news of a new collection of technical backpacks, and as evidenced by other recent bag and hardgood introductions by the company, they’ve pulled out all the stops.First in the new line for Spring ’15 is the Thule Guidepost Trekking — billed as a “deluxe gear hauler,” it is highly customizable with a lid that can be transformed into a 24L summit pack for a two-in-one solution. The Guidepost is the top-level option in the technical collection. The medium range Capstone Hiking Backpack is a little smaller but just as feature-laden as the Guidepost, and also customizable. Last but not least is the Sapling Elite Child Carrier. An adjustable cockpit, belt pockets, and the customization options of the other packs in the series make it easier to bring the little ones on hikes and treks.The focus of Thule’s new technical packs seems to be the emphasis on customization. With gender specific design, two suspension systems, and the ability to adjust torso length on the fly, you can zero in on the perfect fit for your experience every time you hit the trails.The new technology developed to accomplish this is pretty innovative:TransHub Suspension SystemAn aluminum and steel wire spring frame distributes the weight of your pack evenly onto your hips and legs to preserve your back for longer hikes, and allows for 150mm of adjustment to the torso length of the pack to fit your body comfortably. This system features on the flagship Thule GuidePost series backpack.Capstone_w40L_Slate_04_Prelim_4MicroAdjust Suspension SystemJust like the TransHub system the MicroAdjust evenly distributes your pack’s load to your hips and allows for a wide range of adjustments for your perfect fit. You can expect to see this system on the Capstone Hiking backpack.Thule_Capstone_22L_Men_Roarange_207304_207404_4 (1)Gender Specific DesignMale packs are designed with a more generous cut around the neck line and the hips, and female packs feature shoulder straps designed for a slender neck and curved chest. Additionally, female hip belts have a gender specific contour for improved fit.Guidepost_65L_Potion_05_Prelim_4QuickFit Shoulder YokeThis system allows you to adjust the width of the shoulder straps to fit your specific body. Thule has even provided a handy fit guide which will allow you to quickly find the optimal fit based on the circumference of your neck.Capstone_w40L_Slate_01_Prelim_4The minds behind these new technologies include Graham Jackson, the project manager for Thule’s Technical Backpack line and an avid outdoorsman from the Rocky Mountains; Anders Lundgren, Thule Group’s chief engineer; and the Thule Design Team made up of Henrick Kax, Sky and Trisha Wookey, and Damian Kelly.Henrick Kax leads the Design Team responsible for the new Technical Backpacks. You might know Sky and Trisha Wookey from Wookey Backpacks. Founded in 1996 they’ve gone on to win several prestigious and highly acclaimed awards over the years. In 2012 their Mile High Mountaineering Salute 34 backpack was voted one of the “top 100 products of 2012” by Men’s Health Magazine. Damian Kelly brings experience from projects for Mountain Hardwear, Sitka Hunting, and Timbuk 2 to the Thule Design Team, with a focus on preserving everything you love about Thule in the face of all the innovation taking place, especially with their emphasis on packs and bags.Thule Technical Backpacks come with a 25 year warranty and will be available from specialty retailers February, 2015.last_img read more

Trail Mix – Andy Thorn

first_imgBRO – We are featuring “Star of St. Elmo” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind this instrumental? BRO – There is a definite sense of eco-awareness on multiple tunes on the new record. Are you confident that we can get this whole thing turned around? In true festavarian fashion, Andy’s summer schedule is piled up with Leftover Salmon festival dates. You can catch him with Vince and the rest of the Salmon gang at the aforementioned Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Weiser River Music Festival, High Sierra, Floyd Fest, and many, many more. AT – Most of the new songs were written on our deck at 7.300 feet, just above Boulder. It’s not hard to find inspiration up here. And the players are some of my oldest musical buddies. Jon Stickley, Bobby Britt, Andrew Marlin, Miles Andrews, and I learned bluegrass together when we were teenagers, so having them on the record feels about as natural as it could be. AT – It’s hard not to think about climate change in Colorado and the rest of the West, where forest fires and droughts are a constant threat. I don’t claim to know how to deal with the situation, but it seems like the first step is to stop being in denial as a country. The Green New Deal is a great first step. We need massive changes. Writing songs to raise awareness can’t hurt. For more information on Andy Thorn, the new record, or where you can find him on the road, be sure to check out his website. BRO – How does the new record represent your own new musical frontiers? And, of course, be on the lookout for that Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band set at Telluride. But Thorn’s musical mission doesn’t begin and end with Leftover Salmon. This month, he has released his first solo record in nearly a decade, Frontiers Like These, which he laid down during a return visit to his native North Carolina and which features some his of oldest music minded friends. AT – I’m insanely pumped. This has been a long time coming. I remember wading across the creek to sneak into the campground at Telluride with Anders, Travis, Stickley, and Robin fifteen years ago! We’ve all come a long way. It’s not easy to align the schedules of The Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon, Town Mountain, and Jon Stickley Trio. It’s a miracle it’s finally happening, and y’all aren’t going to want to miss it. Since studying jazz guitar at the University of North Carolina, Thorn has played with some of the most influential progressive bluegrass pickers in the business. Thorn’s banjo mastery has been sharpened during his tenure with, among others, Larry Keel, The Emmitt-Nershi Band, and Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band, a short lived Colorado based bluegrass collective whose members soon dispersed to form some of the most significant bluegrass bands currently touring. AT – Hah! I’m glad I didn’t have to take that approach. I was lucky to find a banjo at my neighbor’s yard sale when I was twelve years old. When you’re young, you have the time and patience to sit around and practice for hours a day without the distractions of adult life. It’s definitely never too late to start, though. For people starting out I would encourage them to get out and go to jams, rather than sit around and practice by yourself all day. Bluegrass is a very social music, and getting out and playing with other folks will only encourage you to get better. BRO – Later this month, you will be reuniting with your buddies in Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band. Stoked? AT – St. Elmo is one of Colorado’s coolest ghost towns. It’s way up a dirt road past Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. Tyler Grant and I used to hang around up there while camping in the area. After spending a full moon night wandering the town, we felt the spooky vibe, and I wrote the tune the next day. It’s kind of a spin on an old Irish tune called “Star of Munster,” so we called this one “Star of St. Elmo.” And be sure to take a listen to “Star of St. Elmo,” along with other great new tunes from The Lark & The Loon, The Iveys, Frankie Lee, and many more on this month’s Trail Mix. I recently caught up with Andy Thorn to chat about climate change, the new record, and getting back together with his mates in Broke Mountain. This new collection of songs cements Thorn’s place, alongside stalwarts like Noam Pikelny and Chris Pandolfi, in the vanguard of great contemporary banjo players. BRO – A friend once told me that locking oneself in a room for a dozen years was a good start in learning the banjo. Accurate? Andy Thorn was destined to claim the banjo gig with genre bending acoustic legends Leftover Salmon.last_img read more

Ridge Man Kills Girlfriend, Shoots at Officers, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man has been arrested for allegedly killing his 36-year-old girlfriend outside of their apartment in Ridge and then shooting at officers responding to 911 callers reporting gunfire, Suffolk County police said.Officers arrived at the couple’s home at Brookwood at Ridge Garden Apartments on Village Drive, where they found Kimberly Sellitto lying dead of an apparent gunshot wound on the front lawn at 11:40 a.m. Sunday, police said.Emergency Service Section officers and the Hostage Negotiation Team responded and talked Jose Rodriguez III into releasing his two children that were in the apartment with him before he allegedly fired shots from a rifle at investigators, police said.The bullets struck an armored police vehicle, but no officers were injured. Officers returned fire at Rodriguez, who was also not injured, before he surrendered after a two-hour standoff.Sellitto was pronounced dead at the scene.  The two children, who were not injured, were released to the custody of their mother.Homicide Squad detectives charged Rodriguez with second-degree murder and attempted aggravated murder. He will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

School Bus Hair Pulling Led to Shooting, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An alleged gunman has been arrested for allegedly shooting a North Amityville man because the suspect believed that the victim’s grandson pulled the suspect’s daughters hair this week, Suffolk County police said.Anthony Franklin, 28, of Amityville, was charged Wednesday with assault.“Franklin was upset that his 6-year-old daughter had her hair pulled by another student on the bus ride to school,” police said in a news release. “Franklin went over to the residence of the boy he believed was involved on the bus.”Police said the suspect shot Wilson McWilliams twice after confronting the victim inside the victim’s Albany Avenue home and then fled the scene shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday.McWilliams was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was in stable condition.Franklin will to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

In tourism 75% drop in turnover, 25% write-off of liabilities

first_imgUntil the price increase, the flat tourist tax in the D class was HRK 150,00, in the C class HRK 210,00, in the B class HRK 255,00 and in the A class HRK 300,00 per bed. With the increase in price in 2020, the lowest tourist tax becomes the one that has been the highest so far. From the beginning of this year until the last weekend in June, not a single tourist overnight stay was realized in a good part of the accommodation capacities. This means that the largest minimum increase in the tourist tax will now be 5 kn per night, ie it will increase from 5 kn in the “D” class to a single, minimum 10 kn. That is a 100% increase. The total increase in the tourist tax from 2018 to 2020 will be 125%. As far as family accommodation is concerned, the income tax is forgiven at the level of 25% of the total indebtedness, although the deficit of physical turnover is already greater than 70%. And while the income tax has mostly remained at the level of 2019, so the reduction can be viewed as a 25% write-off, with the tourist tax is not the same case. According to the same data source, the situation at the hotel is not much better. Out of a total of 1.171 hotels, some traffic was realized only at 622 hotels, ie in 50% of facilities. Traffic in hostels is even scarcer. Out of 355 registered hostels, traffic was recorded in only 21% of them, ie in 78 facilities. Benefits come payable In a total of 33,4% of households, some, albeit minimal, number of overnight stays was recorded. Of course, the total number of overnight stays compared to last year is lower than this percentage. This means that the price increase for D class is double. Thus, by reducing the fee due to extraordinary circumstances in 2020, accommodation capacities in D class will reach the level of 2019. Since the tourist classes have been abolished, the tourist tax has risen in price for all types of accommodation facilities of the former B, C and D classes. In addition, the period of the highest fee has been extended since 1.4. to 30.9. unlike the previous “peak” which lasted from 1.7. to 31.8. 50% of the accommodation capacity is not yet operational Big price increase before small reduction.Let us remind you: the sojourn tax for 2019 has been increased from 8 to 10 kn in the main season and from 6 to 8 kn in the pre- and post-season in “A” class, in “B” class from 7 to 9 and 5 to 7 kn, in “C” class from 5,5 to 7 and 4 to 5 kn and in “D” class from 4,5 to 5 and 3 to 4 kn. As a rule, this is an increase of about 25%.center_img Thus, according to eVisitor data, as many as 67% of households did not have the opportunity to host tourists, ie out of a total of 107.633 households, at least one overnight stay was recorded in 35.958 households. For which day we will enter July and the main tourist season, the benefits that have been postponed as well as those that are “timed” for the main season are not due. The situation is similar with the tourist membership fee, with a much higher price increase. Principle – raise prices and give a discount  The current average turnover of tourist traffic is at the level of 25-28% compared to last year at the same time. Due to all the above, we can conclude that measures to help accommodation in households and family farms would be felt only if the principle of equal percentage reduction of liabilities was applied, as well as the percentage drop in turnover. The highest possible amount is again twice the stated increase in the double room as early as 1.4. amounts to almost 6 euros, or 40,00 kn for the highest increase, or 3 euros or 20 kn for keeping the lowest amount. So far, that percentage is between 70 and 75% in physical traffic and 80-85% in financial traffic. Nedo Pinezic, www.nedopinezic.comlast_img read more