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first_imgLocal News Facebook Twitter Marfa Myths features top legends WhatsApp Previous articleGOOD NEWS: Sul Ross professor and dean of graduate studies to retireNext articleS.A.A.M donation drive admin WhatsApp Marfa MythsThe 2018 Marfa Myths music, visual art and film festival has been scheduled April 12-15 in Marfa.The festival features film screenings, installations and musical performances. Facebook Pinterest By admin – April 7, 2018 Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Plava Laguna was the first to translate the “savings” created by the amendments to the Ordinance on income tax into workers’ rights

first_imgThe Association of Hospitality and Tourism within HUP initiated changes in the tax treatment of accommodation costs and hot meals for seasonal workers so that they would not be treated as a salary in kind but as necessary business expenses. A logical change that, for some inexplicable reason, has always been a mitigating circumstance for all employers in tourism.In line with the positive change, leading travel companies they stated that they would make a decision to redirect the funds resulting from this tax relief to increase the material rights of workers. Thus, Plava Laguna is the first tourist company to fulfill its “promise” and decide on the “savings” caused by changes to the ordinance on income tax, more precisely the fact that accommodation and meals for seasonal workers will no longer be considered a gift in kind and will not be taxed accordingly. translate into workers ’rights.In agreement with the representatives of the Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia, Plava Laguna agreed that starting from February 1, it will subsidize the hot meal service 50 percent for all who are not users of personal accommodation, since users of personal accommodation already have a free hot meal . “This is just one of the measures we want to contribute to increasing the material rights of workers. We remind you that from June 1.6.2018, 4. basic salaries for all workers of Plava Laguna will increase by 5%, and in this way there will be an increase in the total material average rights for workers in the destination Poreč in the amount of almost 9 percent, and the destination Umag over XNUMX percent“, Emphasize the Management of Plava Laguna and add that in agreement with the union for 2018, the gift in kind will amount to the maximum allowed 600 kuna, instead of the previous 400 kuna.// POREČ BLUE LAGOON PRESENTED A NEW BRAND STRATEGY AND VISUAL IDENTITYBlue Lagoon at the level of material rights exercised by workers is one of the most successful tourist companies in Croatia. In addition to the increased salary from June 1.6.2018, 70,00, Blue Lagoon workers can also count on holiday pay of HRK 500,00 gross per day of vacation, one-time payments of HRK 2500 gross for June and July, Christmas bonus in the amount of maximum non-taxable amount of HRK 12, ie a proportional part for workers who have worked for less than 2 months and longer than XNUMX months, as well as as a gift to a child in the maximum non-taxable amount.”The Blue Lagoon is continuously improving the rights of its workers, as well as the conditions of accommodation and stay of workers in our destinations. This year, we will invest as much as 10 percent of the capital budget, or 50 million kuna in the improvement of personal accommodation. We will continue to increase the quality of working conditions, as well as accommodation, because we are aware that development is based on satisfied workers.”, They say from the Blue Lagoon.Related news:BLUE LAGOON INCREASES THE MATERIAL RIGHTS OF WORKERS WITH A NEW COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTHOTELS ANNOUNCED INCREASE IN SALARIES FOR SEASONAL WORKERSFINALLY FOUND SOLUTION AGAINST LACK OF LABOR IN TOURISMlast_img read more

Men’s basketball: No. 17 Badgers shocked by Fighting Leathernecks on opening night

first_imgWell, that was quite the wake up call.It didn’t quite have David-defeating-Goliath proportions, but Western Illinois shocked the Wisconsin men’s basketball team Friday night at the Kohl Center, taking down the Badgers 69-67.The Fighting Leathernecks (0-1) staked out a 64-56 lead with less than five minutes remaining before the No. 17 Badgers (0-1) began their comeback.WIU earned a possession with 31.4 seconds remaining. UW freshman Khalil Iverson, who performed admirably in his collegiate debut (six points, seven rebounds, three blocks and three steals) got called for a reach-in foul and WIU’s Garret Covington went to the line for a one-and-one with 10.2 seconds remaining. He’d make both free throws and Bronson Koenig couldn’t get a jumper in the lane to fall in the closing seconds.The loss was the first time Wisconsin lost its season opener under head coach Bo Ryan.Western Illinois head coach Billy Wright commended his team for the poise it showed in his first career road victory.“Obviously I’m thrilled for our program. [I] shed a few tears of joy,” Wright said. “I think that it’s something that can help us move forward.”Down 64-56, Vitto Brown injected life to the Badgers with a jumper from the top of the key. He then made two free throws to cut the Fighting Leathernecks’ lead to four.Brown then recorded a block on the other end and a Bronson Koenig step back from the right corner brought the Kohl Center to its feet. But Covington finished an and-one to bring the Fighting Leathernecks up five. Koenig then answered with a three of his own.That forced Wright to call timeout. Off the ensuing inbound, Khalil Iverson saved a ball heading out of bounds and Brown tied the game up at 67 with a lay in.“It’s upsetting, knowing that we had control of the game and let it slip away,” Brown said.Nigel Hayes and Koenig each scored 17 points for the Badgers, who shot just 35.5 percent from the field compared to Leathernecks’ 54 percent.When it was all said and done, Wisconsin couldn’t blame anybody but themselves. Too many easy drives to the hoop and lackadaisical defense dearly cost UW. Ryan said his team’s defense didn’t rotate or pinch effectively enough, which is something that develops over time.“I just thought offensively that we would be a little better and we could handle not being very good defensively at this point,” Ryan said.The Badgers’ defense was shaky from the beginning.Western Illinois scored on its first three possessions of the game and shot 60.9 percent from the field in the first half. It made all four three-pointers it attempted and led UW 30-29 with 6:34 remaining in the first half.Hayes scored all of his 17 points in the first half, with seven of those coming on Wisconsin’s 9-0 run to go up 38-30 with just more than four minutes to go in the half.  Koenig hit a spin-around jumper to send the Badgers to the locker room up 44-37.That didn’t deter the Fighting Leathernecks. They went on a 7-0 run to open the half to tie the game. A lay in from redshirt freshman Ethan Happ, who made his Badgers debut, ended that stretch. Happ finished with four points.From there, the teams once again exchanged buckets up until the Leathernecks pulled away in the middle of the second half, setting up the Badgers’ unsuccessful comeback and exciting finish.J.C. Fuller led Western Illinois with 20 points, while Covington added 16. As a team, WIU shot 7-for-9 from three. Hayes said the loss allowed UW to put their defensive failures in perspective.“I never want to say I’m glad we lost or it’s a good thing we lost, but the fact that it happens allows you to see it better,” Hayes said. “It’s kind of hard to see things. If we win tonight then we don’t talk about how bad we were defensively.”Wisconsin made up for the disparity in shooting percentages by working hard on the offensive glass, hauling in 18 rebounds on the offensive end. Those second chances resulted in 17 points.And on a night the program raised a banner commemorating the national runner-ups from a year ago, Friday night served as a sobering reminder that past success does not guarantee future victories. Ryan said the youth of this team means he and the coaching staff have their work cut out for themselves as the season progresses.“But now you know why I was saying all of the things I was saying earlier about ‘Wow, some days, we got a long way to go.’” Ryan said. “But you guys thought I was saying the same old stuff. I think you see [why] now.”last_img read more