ZADAR Tourist Board announces trainings and facilitates adjustment to changes in the payment and amount of the fee and the recategorization process

first_imgAll renters who use sofas or sofas to accommodate guests will have to harmonize their solutions with the new law for this season. As the first of four years that some renters have to recategorize family accommodation has passed – some have a deadline for recategorization until November this year, which means that there is not much time to do the whole job in accordance with the new regulations. The new Act also prescribes the obligation of recategorization for landlords who obtained their decision before September 2007, and depending on the age of the decision, deadlines are prescribed for the adjustment and obtaining a new decision. Thus, landlords are required to apply for a decision in accordance with the provisions of the new Act and the Ordinance on the classification and categorization of facilities in which catering services are provided in the household, if registered: by 31 December 2000 (two years); from 1 January to 31 December 2004 (three-year period); from 1 January 2005 to 1 September 2007 (four years from the entry into force of the Hospitality Act on 17 November 2018). Landlords who do not do so within the prescribed period may continue to rent, but without marking and promoting the category. It is commendable when the Tourist Board communicates and informs tourist entities in this way. Specifically, they explain all the changes to renters, namely since the beginning of this year, new legal provisions and regulations for renters in tourism are in force, which means that 2020 brings changes in the payment and amount of tourist tax and recategorization of family accommodation. So from now on, renters will also pay tourist tax on extra beds if they use them for guests, but depending on the types of solutions they have. Specifically, the new provision of the Tourist Tax Act says that renters must also pay a fee for extra beds, because so far a lump sum has been paid and a fee only for main beds. The dilemma as to which renters are obliged to pay a lump sum for extra beds has been resolved as follows: there are two groups of renters, the first group of which are old renters who received solutions for household catering services between 15 August 1995 and 31 August. 2007, and the extra beds for these landlords were listed in the dictum of the decision. They can continue to provide services based on the solutions obtained and pay the tourist tax for the main and extra beds. On the website of the Zadar Tourist Board, they explained all the changes and tried to make it easier for users to adapt Zadar Tourist Board on its own pages she explained the changes in the payment and the amount of the tourist tax, as well as the recategorization of the facilities as well, and they called for the applications to be started as soon as possible in order to avoid crowds. Annual tourist tax packages 350 and 200 kuna The deadline for recategorization of family accommodation is already running, and this is a job whose quality aims to equalize family accommodation in all categories. This is not the case now, because some solutions are older than 20 years. This means that these old renters, based on the amendments to the Law on Hospitality, which came into force on November 17, 2018, must harmonize their operations with the provisions of the new ordinance regarding the type and category of facilities. Those who do not apply for a new solution may, admittedly, continue to provide services, but lose the right to display the category mark. This means that they will be left without the number of stars on the facility or in promotional materials. As it will happen in the recategorization process that the landlords want to change the number of extra beds, those old landlords to whom the solutions were issued by the end of August 2007, must give a request after which they go out on the field and make an inspection. In other words, if the old landlord does not submit the application, he can still work according to the old solution, but it must not be advertised and there are no stars on the house. They will have to, in addition, procure new boards without a category. The Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, Gari Cappelli, issued a new Ordinance on the highest and lowest amount of tourist tax for 2020, and Zadar County accepted and set the lowest annual flat rate of tourist tax for household accommodation (per bed; main and auxiliary) of 350 kuna , while 200 kuna is the amount for accommodation on a family farm (family farm; per bed, main and auxiliary). Article 12 of the Tourist Tax Act states that persons providing catering services in a household or family farm pay an annual lump sum tourist tax for each bed – main and extra – and accommodation unit in the camp and camp-rest area, or according to the capacity in the facility for robinson accommodation. It is important to emphasize that the previous classes of tourist places have been abolished and that the stated amounts of tourist tax (350 and 200 kuna) are valid for all taxpayers in Zadar County. The annual flat rate for accommodation in a household in a camp and in a facility of the type destination or camp destination-Robinson tourism, for each accommodation unit is 500 kuna, while accommodation on a family farm in the same category for each accommodation unit is 250 kuna.   “With the applications to the Administrative Department for Economy, Tourism, Infrastructure and EU Funds of Zadar County, it is necessary to start immediately in order to avoid the usual crowds that usually begin in March and last until August. There are fewer items now, so the facilities can be toured quickly and solutions made. The request is submitted when the documentation is completed and when the facility is ready for inspection, ie ready to receive guests. When an inspection is announced, the commission must be allowed to conduct an inspection. ” they point out in the Zadar Tourist Board and announce a one-day training, which will be organized by the Tourist Board of the City of Zadar on March 3. center_img Zadar County for 2020 has determined the amount of tourist tax for two periods: from April 1 to September 30, the tourist tax for taxpayers who pay for each night is 10 kuna (8 kuna in the group of camps), while in the rest of the period amount 7 kuna (5 kuna camps). In this case as well, the previous classes of tourist places have been abolished, and the prescribed amounts of tourist tax are valid for all taxpayers in Zadar County who are holders of the Decision on the type of accommodation hotels and other catering accommodation. After that, from September 1, 2007 to mid-December 2019, extra beds for renters were listed only in the explanation of the decision, so in the opinion of the Ministry of Tourism, those obliged to pay the annual lump sum tourist tax are only those for whom extra beds are listed in the dictum of the solution. Although it sounds complicated, it comes down to the following: renters who have dilemmas about which group they belong to, just need to look at their solutions for providing household services after which it will be clear to them which category they belong to and what they have to do. Recategorization of private accommodation Those for whom extra beds are listed in the explanation of the solution and who do not use them, keep the same solutions and do not need to change them, but must not receive guests or advertise the capacity with extra beds. In the event that a landlord still wants to use extra beds to accommodate tourists, he must submit a request for a new solution in which the existing extra beds will be listed in the dictum of the solution. This new solution will allow him to advertise extra beds and receive guests, but for these beds, as well as for the main ones, he has to pay the tourist tax from this year. As the living room, sofa or armchair are mandatory elements in the living room, which means that the apartment must have them, the landlord must now choose whether he wants to accommodate guests on these beds or not. If he does not want to, the capacity remains the number of main beds, but if he wants to receive guests on those sofas, he must change the solution, so these extra beds must be in the dictum of the solution. Only then can he receive and charge the guest, register him and pay the tourist tax. Those who want to comply with the new regulations and get a new solution, in this process will be able to change the number of extra beds, and perhaps the category, because the assumption is that in that long period of time still invested something and changed in the facility. Within three years, ie until 17 November 2021, renters who received a decision from 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2004 should be recategorized, while the third group has four years to recategorize, until 17 November 2022. These are the ones who have a decision from 1 January 2005 to 31 August 2007. For each night 10 kuna from April 1 to September 30 Many of them are already in line with the new regulations. And in terms of recategorization, there are different deadlines, depending on when the landlord got the solution. Thus, the two-year period runs until November 17, 2020 for landlords who obtained a decision from August 15, 1995 to December 31, 2000. One year has already passed for them, so they only have time until November this year to do so. last_img read more

Governor Wolf Approves $26.5 Million to Bolster Healthy, Thriving Neighborhoods throughout Pennsylvania

first_img Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $26.5 million in funding through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) to promote community participation and collaborations among nonprofits, businesses and residents while producing outcomes that assist a distressed area or the low-income population in a neighborhood. The credits will support 197 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth.“Since taking office, my administration has been focused on the needs of all Pennsylvanians—no matter where they live—by helping them build stronger communities, schools, and business climates,” said Gov. Wolf. “The Neighborhood Assistance Program demonstrates the value of public-private cooperation in ensuring the health of our communities, and the benefits that Pennsylvanians see through these partnerships.”NAP encourages private sector investment into projects that will help improve distressed communities by providing tax credits to businesses that donate capital to support projects that address neighborhood and community problems. NAP can be used for projects in categories including affordable housing, community services, crime prevention, education, job training, charitable food, blight, special population issues, veteran’s initiatives, and long-term community revitalization.The recently approved funding will support:Eighteen community investments in the central region of Pennsylvania in Adams, Cumberland, Clinton, Dauphin, Lycoming, and York counties. One recently approved project in Dauphin County will help the Salvation Army expand its food assistance programming, including its Choice Shopping & Nutrition Pantry, Breakfast Feeding Program, and nutrition education classes. The new facility will feature a nutritional education kitchen with eight workstations designed to replicate a home kitchen environment for cooking and nutrition classes for youth, adults, and families.Seventy-eight community investments in the southwest region of Pennsylvania in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. In Somerset County, one recently approved project will reverse the negative trajectory of Somerset Borough by acquiring centrally located dilapidated buildings, conducting a vacancy assessment and renovations, preserving low-income housing, constructing a trail in the only walkable outdoor recreation area in the borough.Forty-five community investments in the southeast region of Pennsylvania in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. In Philadelphia, one recently approved program will provide resources and supports to immigrants and refugees to help them start and grow a business. Resources will include a small business training program and workshops, a business innovator, technical support, networking assistance, job search assistance, marketing assistance, and workforce development opportunities.Ten community investments in the northeast region of Pennsylvania in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Schuylkill, and Susquehanna counties. One recently approved project in Luzerne County aims to end hunger in Northeast Pennsylvania by 2025 by investing in these five areas: food acquisition, food distribution, partner networking, providing household level access, and raising public awareness.Thirty-five community investments in the northwest region of Pennsylvania in Crawford, Erie, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, and Warren counties. One recently approved program in Erie County will assist unemployed women, single mothers, and mature women who are struggling with building job skills and securing new employment to reach self-sufficiency. The program will coordinate with mental health agencies and social service agencies to provide support services for each client and their specific needs. Additionally, three training cohorts will be held each year. Each class will be a three-hour session, once per week, for seven consecutive weeks and will include career center job searches, resume writing and completing job applications.Eleven community investments in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania in Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, and Snyder counties. In Berks County, one recently approved project will increase access to bilingual training education and consulting in Reading through new programs including workshops and consulting that utilize the Growth Wheel business advising online platform for entrepreneurs seeking to grow. In addition, a new computer lab will be installed at the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance and the community will host an Entrepreneurs Growth conference for commercial developers, retailers, and entrepreneurs.The new approvals raise the total amount of funding under the Wolf administration to $99 million in NAP tax credits supporting 677 projects statewide. The investment will result in $395 million in additional funds leveraged through corporate contributions.“The Neighborhood Assistance Program is an invaluable resource available to distressed communities, helping them forge meaningful partnerships to create impactful change,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin. “I look forward to seeing how these projects will improve communities across the commonwealth and the quality of life for the residents who call those communities home.”The program has five main components: the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), Special Program Priorities (SPP), the Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP), the Charitable Food Program (CFP), and the Enterprise Zone Program (EZP). A description of each of these components is available within the NAP fact sheet.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to community development, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. November 15, 2019 Governor Wolf Approves $26.5 Million to Bolster Healthy, Thriving Neighborhoods throughout Pennsylvaniacenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Red Bank Candidates Divided On The Issues

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK — The Nov. 8 election will have voters selecting from two incumbents and three political newcomers to fill two, three-year terms on the Borough Council.This year’s slate of candidates features incumbent Democrat Kathy Horgan and running mate Erik Yngstrom, making his first run for elected office; opposition comes in the form of two first-time Republican candidates, Kellie O’Bosky Colwell and Brian Hanlon. Rounding out the ballot is independent candidate Cindy Burnham, who has been on the council since 2014.Burnham, 61, is a retired substitute teacher who had worked at the Red Bank Middle School and Red Bank Regional High School. Burnham won her first election three years ago and served much of her term as a Republican. But she clashed with the local GOP leadership and with the three borough council members of her party, resulting in the committee failing to nominate her for this year’s ballot.Burnham is a self-described “community activist” who said, “I’m running on my record and to stop wasteful spending and irresponsible borrowing that is ingrained in our government.”Burnham is serving as the borough council president for this year and said she’s often been a lone voice against various financial allocations that she maintained were unnecessary and done for political expediency or patronage. Over the course of her council tenure Burnham has advocated for an operational review of the Water and Sewer Authority to study expenses and see if there are cost savings available. To voters, she advises, “The best way to predict what someone will do is to look at what they have done…I have kept my promise to the people.”Horgan, 71, works as the liaison to the board of trustees for amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS research. She has lived in the borough for 17 years and is the veteran among the candidates, having served for nine years on the borough council.“I will stay here for the rest of my life and I’m really interested in my community,” Horgan said, explaining her interest in taking on another term.On issues: “What do you hear when you go door to door? Taxes,” she said. Horgan’s response to voters is “there are reasons that drive them up,” explaining contributors to the situation are multiyear contractual obligations with union employees; a large number of tax appeals annually that, like most lawsuits, wind up being negotiated, and cost the borough money; and the borough’s large number of not-for-profit tax exempt properties, she explained.Commercial development has come up in the discussion of campaign issues. It can be complex, she said, as “You try to find the balance,” encouraging projects that “make for an attractive community,” and bring ratables “but that doesn’t overtax our infrastructure.”She has raised issue with the proposed 55 West Front St. proposal to rezone the property that could permit a previously zoning board-denied large residential development.The same is true for her Democratic running mate, Yngstrom, who sees the plan as undermining the role of the zoning board in the land use process.“I think development should proceed cautiously,” he advised.Yngstrom is a 31-year-old attorney who is making his first run for elected office. He says he’s always had an interest in government and took this opportunity to make a contribution to public service.He has served on the borough Zoning Board of Adjustment for about 1 ½ years and had voted against the 55 West Front St. residential development and has been critical of this plan to rezone the site, alleging it could circumvent the zoning board’s role and authority.Yngstrom has a strong interest in recreation and believes the public parks need additional attention and the west side needs a park for area families.Republican Hanlon, 47, has lived in the borough with his family since 2007, and works in the borough office of a financial services firm. This is his first run for elected office.He and his GOP candidate Colwell have expressed support for this redevelopment and in general encourage what they say is thoughtful commercial development as a means to offset the residential tax base and maintain a vibrant community.Hanlon also suggested the governing body investigate selling the water and sewer authority as a cost saving measure. “Let’s see what it’s worth.”The borough council had privatized trash collection. However, Hanlon pointed out that there were no staff reductions for that department, thus blunting the beneficial impact that step had.He also supports developing the White Street lot as a mixed use, public/private project to construct a parking garage. Hanlon opposes the borough bonding and shouldering the entire cost for such a downtown project.Colwell, 48, is a working mixed media artist who has lived in the borough for most of her life. It is her first run for political office.She, like Hanlon, said taxes and spending take center stage in discussions and their agenda and wants to keep the community affordable for aging residents and young families. “I just don’t want to see anyone leave the town because they can’t afford it,” she said.On the issue of development Colwell said projects get bogged down with bureaucratic red tape and she would like to see if the process could be streamlined. She would also like to see both sides of the community benefit by greater promoting of the community as a cultural hub.last_img read more

Mota Automotive Ltd captures Trail Men’s Basketball title

first_imgSteve Mota led the charge for the third-place regular season finishers with a game-high 26 points. Minko Mulic and Dylan Fitzpatrick each scored 18 points for Mota Automotive Ltd.Keelan Murtaugh had 18 points for Adrenaline Adventures, which finished fourth in the four-team league.Mota Automotive Ltd knocked off second-place Northport in the semi final while Adrenaline Adventures got past regular-season champ Rock Island. Mota Automotive Ltd completed a Cinderella season by topping Adrenaline Adventures 82-76 to captured the Trail Men’s Basketball League title recently in the Silver City.last_img

Tapsula jive at Market Theatre

first_img30 April 2004A production exploring an innovative new concept in South African dance, Tapsula – an explosive mix of edgy township pantsula jive and classic tap – runs until the end of June at the African Bank Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg.Created by choreographer Cinda Eatock, Tapsula was born after Eatock returned from Broadway in 2000 and immersed herself in a unique, distinctly South African project: a combination of the pantsula dance movement with the artistic movements of tap.Pantsula, with its township roots and reckless gangster mood, became an increasingly popular dance style in the 1980s against the backdrop of apartheid.Dancers try to out-perform one another, moving at lightning speed to carefully choreographed steps. Like jazz, dancers then improvise their own variations of the jive theme, and the audience becomes part of the performance, egging on their favourite dancers.For the African Bank Market Theatre Productions show, Eatock joins forces with Vita and Fleur de Cap award winner Mncedisi Shabangu as artistic director, and veteran theatre exponent Josias Dos Moleele as director.Lesley “Ma Ada” More, of local music group “Alaska”, spices up the dance sequences with pantsula moves he created for his band’s repertoire, and an electrifying new soundtrack from Eugene Mthethwa of local band “Trompies” adds fuel to the flamesThe cast of 18 dancers and drummers combine pantsula and tap with Tswana and gumboot dancing and the rhythmic beat of drums. Florsheim shoes, Dobs and Dickie trousers, bodies that speak through a twist and a spin, feet that mesmerise with their speed, all combine skilfully to conjure up Tapsula’s magic.Tapsula runs until 27 June at the African Bank Market Theatre, corner Bree and Wolhuter streets, Newtown. For more information, contact the theatre on (011) 832-1641.Source: City of Johannesburg websitelast_img read more

Tripura tribal party initiates to unite regional parties on NRC

first_imgIndigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura has taken initiative to unite regional parties to voice demand for National Register of Citizens (NRC) in entire northeastern region. Upbeat over conclusion of the exercise in Assam, the Party began voicing demand for the same in Tripura.INPT General Secretary Jagadish Debbarma said they will hold a ‘huge’ rally at Khumulwng, headquarters of Tripura tribal autonomous district council, on September 24 to press two major demands – implementation of the NRC and withdrawal of proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill.Mr. Debbarma on Monday informed his Party has been in touch with the regional parties in other States with an intention to create a confederation “to consolidate movement to achieve the demands”. Top leaders of mainstream regional parties have been invited to the rally.INPT’s ploys however seen as efforts to revive its base in tribal areas ahead of elections to the tribal autonomous district council due in early next year. INPT has been a traditional ally of the Congress and the alliance expected to continue in council’s election.Regional parties always have a tendency to cultivate sensitive issues that concern State’s indigenous population which reduced to minority over the decades owing to migration and infiltration of non-tribals from across the international border.There is however a difference between regional parties in other northeastern States and Tripura as parties like INPT and others accept cut-off year 1971 for detection and deportation of foreigners. In other States, demand is for 1952 as cut-off year.INPT also moved the Supreme Court seeking an order for imposition of NRC in Tripura. A few other regional parties have followed the suit.last_img read more

Delight as Serena Williams welcomes baby girl

first_img“Btw @serenawilliams I wish you a speedy recovery… we have a lot of work ahead of us,” Mouratoglou wrote in a Twitter post.Williams is one Grand Slam title short of matching Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slams and admits that she still dreams of joining the Australian legend.“Obviously, if I have a chance to go out there and catch up with Margaret, I am not going to pass that up,” Williams said. “If anything, this pregnancy has given me a new power.”Williams also revealed she had long suspected she would give birth to a girl.“Two weeks after we found out (about the pregnancy), I played the Australian Open. I told Alexis it has to be a girl because there I was playing in 100-degree weather, and that baby never gave me any trouble. Ride or die. Women are tough that way,” Williams told the magazine.A separate article in Vanity Fair in June said Williams, who unveiled her pregnant body in a nude cover photo for the magazine, planned to tie the knot with Ohanian later this year after the birth. The couple announced their engagement in December after meeting in 2015 in Rome. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:58With new role in drug war, Robredo might ‘baby’ the drug lords – Bong Go01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES US tennis legend Chris Evert meanwhile chimed: “I’m so thrilled for her. And what a role model she’s going to be for her daughter.”Media reports said 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena — who revealed she was pregnant in April — was induced overnight Thursday.Other fans meanwhile wasted no time in anointing the tennis star’s daughter as a future champion.READ: It’s a girl! Venus Williams lets Serena baby secret slip“Hello to the future queen of tennis,” one post on Twitter read. “A future champion is born,” added another.‘Outrageous’ goal Williams has vowed to return to competitive tennis in January to defend her Australian Open title, which she won while newly pregnant.Williams last month told Vogue in a wide-ranging interview that she had set herself a goal of returning to play in Melbourne at next year’s Open.“It’s the most outrageous plan,” she said. “I just want to put that out there. That’s, like, three months after I give birth. I’m not walking anything back, but I’m just saying it’s pretty intense.”Williams’ coach Mouratoglou meanwhile joked Friday that he expected to hold the tennis star to her word. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Blackwater junks KIA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Serena Williams. AFP FILE PHOTOMIAMI—Tennis superstar Serena Williams gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, US media reported, prompting an outpouring of delight from fellow professionals, celebrities and fans of the sporting icon.Williams, who will turn 36 later this month, was admitted to the St Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on Wednesday before going into labor overnight.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games There was no immediate confirmation of the birth from Williams’ representatives.Elder sister Venus Williams described herself as “super-excited” after being informed of the reports concerning the baby as she walked on to the court for her third-round match at the US Open in New York.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever she declined to take questions on the subject in her post-match press conference.“I’m definitely available to answer questions about tennis. That’s all right now,” Venus told reporters. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Earlier, a producer with the Florida-based WPBF television station cited hospital sources as saying Williams’ daughter weighed in at six pounds and 13 ounces (3.09 kilograms). Celebrity magazine US Weekly cited an unnamed source close to the tennis star confirming the birth.Williams, who is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, was swiftly greeted with an avalanche of congratulations from well-wishers.“Congrats Serena!!! So much joy for you!!!” Spanish star Rafa Nadal wrote on Twitter.Pop diva Beyonce took to Instagram to send her message, posting a portrait of a pregnant Williams in a flowing white gown with the message: “Congratulations Serena!”Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou added on Twitter: “Congratulations @SerenaWilliams for your baby girl. I am so happy for you and I feel your emotion. Recover well & enjoy without limitation.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Don’t judge Mahendra Singh Dhoni by World Cup final result, urges Kapil Dev

first_imgIndian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is on the threshold of creating World Cup history but former captain Kapil Dev, who has been there and done that, hopes that the maverick cricketer is not judged by the result of just one final.”I will never doubt Dhoni’s credentials as a captain irrespective of the result of World Cup final. Lot of people believe that it’s the ultimate result which will count but I believe otherwise,” the skipper of India’s victorious 1983 team, said at a promotional event on Thursday.”Look at Ricky Ponting. He has won two World Cups and after one bad World up he is out. That’s not the way to judge a captain. So I would like that Dhoni shouldn’t be judged by a win or loss. Instead, let’s all wish him the very best for Saturday’s final.”About his take on Dhoni’s x-factor, the legendary all-rounder said, “Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a bit of a gambler. He takes his decisions and backs them. Everyone was talking about why was Ravichandran Ashwin left out. But in the end, Dhoni was vindicated as Ashish Nehra bowled well. I believe India will play to their potential against Sri Lanka unlike yesterday.”Most of the World Cup winning former captains, barring Allan Border, feel that India have a slight edge over Sri Lanka in the World Cup final at the Wankhede on Saturday.”I know people here won’t like it but I believe that Sri Lanka will go into the final as favourites,” former Australian captain Border said.advertisementWhen live Clive Lloyd was asked to take his pick, he answered, “I have always believed that the side that takes catches have an edge. Although there isn’t much to choose between the teams but I believe India will have a slight edge over Sri Lanka.”Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga feels that both teams are on even keel going into the final.”It will be a 50-50 game. I am slightly worried about our middle-order. The batsmen from No. 5 to No. 7 (Angelo Mathews, Thilan Samarweera and Chamara Silva) haven’t performed upto the mark. Also Mahela’s (Jayawardene) form is a bit of worry for us,” Ranatunga said.Talking about pressure, the burly former skipper said, “Those who believe that there won’t be pressure are wrong. I myself have played a final and I know how it feels out there in the middle. Also I wouldn’t like to give any advice to the players. As it is the President of the country is advising players!” he said in a sarcastic tone.Imran Khan feels that Dhoni’s greatest quality is to remain calm and also learn from his mistakes.”I was impressed in the manner he admitted that he misread the pitch,” Imran said.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

10 days agoHarry Redknapp regrets missing out on Liverpool job

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Harry Redknapp regrets missing out on Liverpool jobby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHarry Redknapp admits he regrets missing out on the Liverpool job.Former Tottenham manager Redknapp has revealed how he would have loved a chance to stand in the Anfield dugout as the Reds’ manager.”If I had one club I’d loved to have managed it would have been Liverpool. I loved them,” he told the Daily Mail. “I can see them winning the league this year. Give them the title and give it to them now. “I’ve had a big bet and I think the bookmakers should pay me out!” last_img

5 days agoInter Milan directer Marotta details Alexis plans

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan directer Marotta details Alexis plansby Carlos Volcano5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan directer Beppe Marotta says they won’t seek to buy a replacement for the injured Alexis Sanchez.The Nerazzurri have lost Sanchez for two to three months following ankle surgery, as he damaged tendons while on international duty for Chile.“We designed the squad in a specific way and we would’ve been happier without Alexis Sanchez’s injury, of course, but we are also optimistic and trust he’ll be back within two months,” Marotta told DAZN.“After that, our forward line will remain unchanged. We have a competitive side in attack with different options.“The January transfer window is open to clubs, even if the top players are rarely available to move during that period. It’s our duty to be vigilant and see what opportunities the market offers.” last_img read more