The municipality of Vir has started a three-month control of illegal landlords

first_img“We carry out actions in order to primarily protect all legal landlords and all our citizens who are conscientiously and legally engaged in tourism. During the three summer months, we will conduct a detailed registration of all guests, commercial and non-commercial, in the field, because our ultimate goal is to suppress and eradicate undeclared work.”Says the director of the Vir Tourist Board, Srdjan Liverić.  “Our task is to provide tourists and all guests of the island with a top tourist and catering service and to create programs and facilities to make their stay on the island as beautiful and fun as possible. A few years ago, we raised the standard of events at the Vir Summer to the highest possible level, which was recognized not only by our guests, but also by all residents of Zadar County who visit the island as a picnic destination in the summer season. The reason is simple: there is always something going on at Vir”Points out the director of Vir tourism Kristina Perić. Also, just as illegal renters do not pay tourist tax, the same amount is not poured into the municipal treasury, from which funds are allocated for the promotion and development and arrangement of the entire infrastructure. Precisely with the aim of combating illegal renters from the end of June in the Municipality of Vir, they started intensive quarterly tourist controls with the ultimate goal of combating the gray economy. Finally, another interesting fact is that there is currently no hotel in Vir, and all guests are accommodated in private accommodation. Illegal landlords are the biggest threat to legal landlords who pay all their obligations to the state. Apart from the fact that illegal landlords do not pay taxes and all other levies prescribed by law, they also lower prices and are therefore unfair competition. From 27.06. Municipal Police of the Municipality of Vir, TZO VIR, State Inspectorate and MIA of the Department for Foreigners control the registration of tourists, weekenders and their guests in the settlements Kozjak, Pedinka, Site, Torovi and Šepunatka, carry out increased control of registration of tourists, weekenders and their guests .center_img In the first six tourist months, Vir achieved better statistical indicators of tourist arrivals and overnight stays than in the record year of 2018, so with 363.671 overnight stays (357.654 last year) and 30.242 arrivals of domestic and foreign guests (last year 30.136) it set new tourist records. It is interesting that the Municipality of Vir is the only tourist destination that does not fight against illegal landlords in such an intensive way. Also, the question always arises: Do you want to report a neighbor who is illegally renting an apartment to guests? Why not, because this is how you turn out to be fools. While you pay all obligations, from VAT, sojourn tax, etc.… others do not, and such a neighbor is your direct competition. As they point out from the Municipality of Vir, the action is part of a three-month intensive control that will be carried out in all Vir settlements with the ultimate goal of combating the gray economy in tourism and protecting all renters who duly fulfill their legal obligations. Photo: Municipality of Virlast_img read more

Estonia president discusses digital-first government

first_imgKersti Kaljulaid, president of Estonia, discussed how being the world’s only digital society increased participation from marginalized groups, like female, rural and disabled citizens, in the job market. (Thomas Forman | Daily Trojan)Estonia President Kersti Kaljulaid discussed her country’s use of cyber knowledge to achieve security and welfare Wednesday at Town and Gown.The discussion, hosted by the School of International Relations, marked the two-year anniversary of her election in 2016.“I’m very happy to be here in front of you representing the world’s only digital society,” Kaljulaid said. “We have gone through a societal disruption to make sure that our citizens and businesses have a totally digital environment to deal with the state and to deal with the private partners.”Kaljulaid said that while Estonia is not necessarily a country that develops technology, it has found innovative ways to utilize digital tools. “The difference in Estonian society compared to the other developed societies … is not technology itself,” she said. “The innovation lies elsewhere. It is in the process of bringing businesses and government together to help all people, young and old … In other words, we are the quick followers, not creators, of technology.”During her speech, Kaljulaid championed Estonia’s commitment to e-identity, a mandatory document for all citizens meant to authenticate digital identity, grant access to public services and pay taxes online.One of the challenges that Estonia faced, however, was incorporating technology into the lives of citizens of all ages.“It took some special effort to get all people in,” Kaljulaid said. “All generations, of course, need to use it, because otherwise, [there would] be division in society, not social cohesion … [older people] are normally those who are most reluctant.”Estonia’s digital advances have also led to increased opportunities for marginalized groups to participate in the job market. Kaljulaid championed the fact that women, rural citizens and the disabled are able to enter into the labor force by participating in e-commerce and digital markets.“Very often people say that digital takes jobs away and we should be scared, but it’s quite the contrary,” she said. “Digital makes job markets more equal, more accessible … and much bigger.” Kaljulaid also discussed Estonia’s commitment to national security and cyber safety, encouraging the audience to engage in what she has coined as “cyber-hygiene,” or the awareness of one’s digital presence.  “Everybody can do one thing: You can train yourself,” Kaljulaid said. “Governments, if they want to teach people cyber-hygiene, have to offer them safe identification means.”At the end of her speech, Kaljulaid mentioned Estonia’s bid to gain a seat on the United Nations Security Council. One week ago, Kaljulaid addressed the United Nations General Assembly and announced Estonia’s intent to run for the non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council in 2020.Kaljulaid also noted that she is not considering expanding digital platforms to currency. She said it would be too expensive to implement and may ruin the reputation of successful technology. She also addressed concerns about preventing authoritarian states and actors from taking advantage of the technology.  “Sorry to say, but technology does not solve humankind,” Kaljulaid said. “Whatever you do with technology, it will only reflect your society. Every e-state is a reflection of the state, you have nothing different.”last_img read more

Monday’s QPR quiz

first_imgDjibril Cisse’s equaliser against Reading took QPR off the bottom of the table. Test your knowledge of the Rangers striker by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-37] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

‘We needed it’: Humboldt Crabs score 11 unanswered in 12-7 comeback win over Prune Packers

first_imgThrough 22 consecutive innings — spanning from the second inning of Sunday’s loss to the San Luis Obispo Blues to the end of the fifth inning of Thursday’s game against the Healdsburg Prune Packers — the Humboldt Crabs scored one lone run.During the final four innings of Thursday’s game the Crabs, which entered the contest averaging less than 2.5 runs-per-game, scored a dozen runs en route to a 12-7 comeback win over the Prune Packers at Recreation Park in Healdsburg.“We’ve been struggling …last_img read more

Hima Das claims 3rd international gold within two weeks

first_imgMohammad Anas bettered his own national record in men’s 400m race to bag a gold while Hima Das won the women’s 200m event for her third international triumph in 11 days at the Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno, Czech Republic on Saturday.The 24-year-old Anas clocked 45.21 as he won an easy race, finishing nearly one second ahead of silver winner Omelko Rafal (46.19) of Poland.Anas’ earlier national record time stood at 45.24 seconds which he recorded last year.In the women’s 200m race, Hima clocked a much improved time of 23.43 seconds to win the gold. She has a personal best of 23.10 sec in 200m. This was her third international gold inside two weeks.In her first competitive 200m race of the year, the Assam runner had clocked 23.65 sec on her way to gold in the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2. After that, she won her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland on Sunday with a time of 23.97 seconds.At Kladno, the Indian trio of Vipin Kasana, Abhishek Singh and Davinder Singh Kang took the top three spots in men’s javelin final with efforts of 82.51m, 77.32m and 76.58m respectively.In men’s shot put event, national record holder Tejinder Pal Singh Toor managed a creditable best throw of 20.36m to win the bronze. He holds the national record of 20.75m.In the women’s 400m race, VK Vismaya clocked her personal best of 52.54 seconds to win the ‘A’ race. Saritaben was third with 53.37.Meanwhile, in the XXII International Memorial Competition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Indians also bagged 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze, with national record holder M Sreeshankar winning the long jump event with a creditable 7.97m.advertisementThe other gold winners are: Archana in 100m (11.74 sec), Harsh Kumar in 400m (46.76 sec), Lili Das in 1500m (4:19.05), Sahil Silwal in javelin throw (78.50m), women’s 4×100 relay (45.81 sec).ALSO READ | Poznan Athletics Grand Prix: Hima Das wins 200m gold in PolandALSO READ | India’s golden girl Dutee Chand finishes fifth in 200m final in World University GamesALSO WATCH:last_img read more