first_imgIn addition to this, the following statement by State Senator Fred Akshar was sent to 12 News: The Southern Tier is expected to move onto the fourth phase on Friday. In a statement sent to 12 News, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo said the following: I can see why businesses, and some non-profits like the YMCA, are frustrated by this unexpected news. They had reworked their operations in order to comply with new health and safety guidance. New Yorkers have successfully reduced spread of COVID by respecting the health of our fellow community members. I think we are ready to responsibly take on this next set of openings, knowing that if our COVID numbers begin it rise, actions can be taken. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar says the state must allow all businesses to reopen in the final phase for the economy to fully return. (WBNG) — Local officials are reacting to the news that malls, gyms and theaters will not be opening as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s reopening plan. In the dark of the night, the state cancelled these plans, and instead declared that motion picture, TV and streaming service production, as well as ‘low-risk’ indoor and outdoor arts and entertainment could resume operations. No date or plan has been given for movie theaters or gyms, only the pithy promise of “soon.” It’s just another example of arbitrary, confusing and contradictory messages coming from Albany bureaucrats.last_img read more

first_img‘There is no survival without growth, and growth without development. At a time when the period of hyper-demand in tourism in Croatia is definitely behind us, we continue to monitor changes, think and make timely moves,”Concluded Žgomba. This sets an extremely high scale for 2019, which should be successfully skipped despite a series of turbulences in foreign markets, but this marathon will not be able to run objectively if business conditions are not regulated, said Boris Žgomba, CEO of Uniline, after announcing business results in 2018 Uniline points out that the business result in 2018 is a reflection timely recognition and adaptation to change te diversification of tourism products i markets outside Europe, especially in Asia and North and South America, ie the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, and larger investments in the Indian market are planned.  “These regulations provide a more even starting position compared to competitors of the Mediterranean tourist country, where such burdens are usually twice lower or in the case of a special procedure of taxation of travel agencies do not even exist, as well as investing in higher salaries for employees, leading to competitiveness. which will be increasingly important in the coming periods and the constant technological improvement of the quality of business at all levels.” Boris Žgomba, Uniline: Timely moves should be made in today’s tourism “We appeal to the Government of the Republic of Croatia, ie the competent ministries, primarily finance and tourism, to finally resolve several key issues for tourism and in our business area for more than 1000 travel agencies in Croatia – from lowering VAT to a competitive level with Mediterranean countries to regulation special procedure for taxation of travel agencies in accordance with European practice “, stressed Žgomba, pointing out the two main problems plaguing travel agencies. What is required is the same starting position on Mediterranean countries and fair market competition, because with competition from the Mediterranean, tax and other burdens are much lower, which puts our tourism in an unequal position. Last year for Uniline, it was more than successful. Thus, in 2018, a historically record business result of Uniline was achieved. The increase in the number of arrivals in 2018 compared to 2017 is recorded from all markets by about 20%, for example from China over 25%, Singapore about 20% and Korea by about 20%. As a regional leader among tour operators and travel agencies, Uniline annually serves more than 390 thousand guests in Croatia and the region thanks to its business headquarters in Pula, office in Zagreb, sister companies in Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia and offices and representative offices in South Korea, China, Japan and Thailand. He is the exclusive holder of the Europcar franchise for Croatia and manages the vehicle fleet, which in 2019 increased to 1500 vehicles. Unilline’s total revenues in 2018 amounted to HRK 416 million, which is an increase of 2017% compared to 11, as well as an increase in profit before tax by 16%, while the number of employees grew by 10%. last_img read more

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first_imgMolly Haggerty put in years of hard work and had an impressive resume even before setting footon the University of Wisconsin campus and becoming the women’s Big Ten Volleyball player of the year, but all of that came crumbling down when a back injury effectively ended her sophomore season.As a highly touted recruit, she was ranked fifth on Prep Volleyballs Senior Aces, was named the Illinois 2014 and 2015 player of the year, lead her high school team to four state champions and her club team to four national championships, where she was named MVP twice.During her fall 2016 freshman season, she lead the team with 3.41 kills per set, set the school record for most kills in three sets, with 27 against Texas A&M and was named National Volleyball Player of the Week by the AVCA after accomplishing this feat. At the end of the season, she had not only been named Big Ten Freshman of the year, but also an AVCA Third-Team All-American. It is safe to say that Haggerty, a 6’1 outside hitter, made her presence known her firstyear in Madison.Volleyball: Molly Haggerty becomes first UW freshman to earn AVCA National Player of the WeekThe Badgers returned from Texas a perfect 2-0 on their road trip last weekend, and they couldn’t have done it Read…Unfortunately, Haggerty suffered from a herniated disk in her back from years of playing. As the 2016 season progressed, it caused her more problems, and started to affect her play. Most notably, she struggled against Stanford, who would eventually become the National Champions, during the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament.In the offseason, Haggerty underwent two back surgeries and was not cleared to begin light volleyball activities until August 2017. This was the longest stretch of time Haggerty had not played volleyball, and for Haggerty, it was a challenge. She couldn’t understand why it happened to her.Volleyball: Badgers fall to rival Minnesota in five setsThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team tried to rally back against rival Minnesota, but just couldn’t manage to seal the Read…She was coming off arguably the best season of her career in terms of skills and performance, and now she had to sit and watch as her teammates continued to develop their own skills. Although she would much rather be on the court with her teammates, Haggerty told the Wisconsin State Journal that her injury might have actually come at the right time.“I think it was a blessing in disguise for me,” Haggerty told WSJ,”because I’ve never really had this long of a break to sit back and see what my life is without volleyball. I definitely know for sure that I want to play as long as my body lets me.”Since beginning to practice and lift weights again, she has made great progress, and is almost where she needs to be if she wants to play like Big Ten freshman of the year Molly Haggerty, or a player that would be even better in her sophomore season.Unfortunately, time ran out for her to heal herself enough to play during the 2017 season. Haggerty recently made the decision to redshirt this season, which undoubtedly was a difficult choice to make.Head coach Kelly Sheffield announced last Tuesday that she had decided to take this year to recover fully and become the best volleyball player she could be.She came to the conclusion that it may not be worth using a year of eligibility on half a season where she would not be at her best. Coach Sheffield says while she has made improvements, her jump is still two-and-a-half to three inches from where it was last year, and that’s a big difference.Big Ten volleyball is competitive, and to be the best, Haggerty will need to regain those few inches. Fortunately for the Badgers, they have depth at the outside position this season, which is part of the reason Haggerty is deciding to red shirt.Volleyball: Freshman Molly Haggerty shines as Wisconsin rolls to hot startWhile pre-season All-American seniors Lauren Carlini and Haleigh Nelson are the cornerstone for the squad’s initial dominance, freshman Molly Haggerty Read…Two seniors, Kelli Bates and Lauryn Gillis, have been productive from that position, while freshmen Grace Loberg and Mirah Whalen have also contributed as well.Haggerty’s career is far from over. She still has the rest of this year to heal and continue to improve, and three more seasons to show the volleyball community what she’s made of on thecourt. Back injuries can be difficult to come back from, but with some of the best strength and conditioning coaches, Haggerty will be back on the court next season making waves for the Badgers.last_img read more