Contradictory status of a tourist guide in the case of Anita Vukoja


first_img“In the CES, I was guided as a guide by profession. I got an invitation from them – so they offered me a foreign language learning program whose course started in early November 2018, which I accepted and traveled over 70 kilometers every working day for a month and a half to attend lectures. At the beginning of January 2019, I was greeted by a cold shower – I was told that as a tourist guide I was losing all rights and asking for a refund. So, I am put in front of a wall: I am not allowed to continue my education, I lose the right to take exams and all the lectures I have attended so far and all my efforts fall into the water”, Explains Anita Vukoja. “Who will compensate me for a month of regular foreign language attendance and those 70 kilometers that I traveled every working day at my own expense? And now I am required to return the money and pay for the course, which costs eight thousand kunas, and I am an unemployed person.” We have previously written about illogicality and multiple interpretations Of the Law in defining the status of a tourist guide as a self-employed person. As we can see, the inconsistency of this different interpretation of the law within the same institution sounds like a “broken phone” and the story spins in a circle. However, the matter must be taken seriously because these are unemployed people who have been denied the basic rights prescribed by the Labor Market Act. Anita Vukoja contacted us in the editorial office with a similar experience, whose story we are transmitting in its entirety. In the case of Anita Vukoja, the above request for income taxation was not submitted because she is unemployed, ie she does not earn income, but for some reason she is still registered as a person with a free profession and thus does not exercise CES rights. TOURIST GUIDES ARE CONSIDERED A FREE OCCUPATION AND HAVE NO RIGHTS AS UNEMPLOYED PERSONS “I also contacted the ombudswoman and sent letters to 3 ministries, and the CES does not know which ministry is in charge of them. On the one hand I hear that it is the Ministry of Tourism, and on the other hand they say it is the Ministry of Labor. They spin in a circle and tell one and the same story”, Explains Anita. “I do not want anyone to get into the problems I have run into, but I want to protect myself and others and I just want to point out that he does not treat all professions equally”. Having contacted the CES, but also the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides and the Association of Tourist Guides Liburnia, we can conclude that the law is either misinterpreted by the CES or there are contradictions in the rules of self-employment. Article 29, paragraph 2 of the Income Tax Act states that a free profession means an independent activity of tourist workers. However, in order for a tourist guide to be considered independent, Article 39, paragraph 6 of the Act stipulates that a person is obliged to submit a request to change the method of determining and taxing income “at the beginning of income, at the beginning of the activity or by the end of the current year. “. Accordingly, a person who does not perform an activity is not obliged to register a self-employed activity before starting to perform the activity or before starting to generate income. EVERYONE WHO HAS PASSED THE EXAM FOR A TOURIST GUIDE IS CONSIDERED SELF-EMPLOYED? RELATED NEWS: Anita Vukoja In order to get a reasonable explanation of the situation, Anita Vukoja contacted the CES Zadar Regional Office. In its response, the institution refers to the Law on the Provision of Tourism Services, which states that a tourist guide, in order to provide tourist guide services, must be entered in the central register for catering and tourism services. Furthermore, the explanation of the institution points out that according to the Labor Market Act, an unemployed person is, among other things, a person who does not have a registered free profession. However, since tourist guides are entered in the said register, they are not considered unemployed under this law, although they do not have a registered trade, enterprise or freelance occupation.last_img read more

PREMIUMITF Sunter: Affected residents attend financial management course


first_imgLinkedin Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Facebook itf-sunter intermediate-treatment-facilities-itf Sunter-eviction North-Jakarta WasteManagement WasteTreatmentFacility waste-to-energy Bantar-Gebang bantar-gebang-waste-treatment Even though construction on the Intermediate Treatment Facility (ITF) in Sunter, North Jakarta, has shown no progress since its groundbreaking in late 2018, its developer has disbursed financial compensation to most of the families that were displaced by the project.PT Jakarta Solusi Lestari (JSL), a joint-venture company formed by city-owned developer PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro) and Finnish energy company Fortum that was tasked to develop the ITF, also held a financial management course for residents on Monday on how to manage their money.Titin Suhentin, 38, was among the participants. Originally from Karawang regency, West Java, Titin said she was initially shocked by the relocation but was later relieved she would be compensated Rp 39 million (US$2,820).She conceded, however, that she had not known how to properly manage that amount of money.“I spent all of i… Google Topics :last_img read more

Gold Coast penthouse sells for multimillion-dollar figure


first_imgNo expense was spared in the renovation. Picture: Realestate.com.auMr Stevens said he was desperately seeking more prestige properties along beachfront.“I am inundated with astute buyers from Sydney and Melbourne whoa re looking for similar products not only on Hedges Ave but also along the coastline,” he said.“I can’t fill the demand I’m receiving from these kinds of clients.” 7/255 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach has changed hands for $3.065 million. Picture: Realestate.com.auA COUPLE from Sydney spent $3.065 million on a luxury retro penthouse on the Gold Coast.The recently renovated apartment at 7/255 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach is described by Harcourts Coastal agent Tolemy Stevens as the “ultimate in prestige living”. Check out that view. Picture: Realestate.com.auMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“By the time you stop looking and marvelling at everything and just sit down and take a breath, it’s the most amazing and relaxing place to be in. “Nothing has gone into this penthouse that isn’t absolute top-notch.” A kitchen with a view. Picture: Realestate.com.auHe said the buyers were looking forward to using the property as a holiday home.“They are very excited for the property that they have secured,” he said. The residence was recently renovated. Picture: Realestate.com.au“I was blown away by not only how tasteful the renovations are but also by how modern and on trend the apartment is.“The vendors went about creating a masterpiece on the beachfront that not only reflects its surroundings but complements them by the amazing vibe you get when you’re inside. The bathroom. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe two-level apartment is on levels six and seven of residential building On The Park at the northern end of Hedges Ave, also known as “Millionaire’s Row”.It has spectacular ocean views from almost every room while the private rooftop terrace is complete with a plunge pool and lavish entertainment facilities. Gold Coast living at its finest. Picture: Realestate.com.aulast_img read more

Luxury unit tipped to sell with a bang


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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy Spring 2019 is a good time to sell01:27A luxury apartment with enviable views of the Brisbane River and the recent Riverfire fireworks display will hit the market within days.The house-sized unit is currently owned by emotional wellness coach Leiza Clark and her husband Robert Clark, a private investor who founded and sold the Crazy Clark’s franchise to Discount Super Group (DSG) a decade ago.The discount warehouse chain, under DSG, closed its doors in 2014. MORE NEWS: Number of homes sold for profit set to rise News reports said the Crazy Clark’s discount variety store sold for more than $100 million in 2009 to DSG.But the couple’s luxury unit is expected to attract plenty of attention from the market, and is tipped to sell for north of $5 million.It is one of only 10 units in the Aquila development, each boasting its own floor. Mrs Clark said it was time to downsize, with their daughters, aged 19 and 21 years, about to leave home. She recently gave the Courier Mail an exclusive tour of the house-sized apartment, and the views did not disappoint. WOW: What we saw from the apartment during the Sunsuper Riverfire“I have just come back from working in the US and Riverfire, it is the prime time to show it off, to promote it,” she said.“What we have really loved about it was that it still feels connected to nature and the river.”The couple bought the spectacular, single floor in 2015 for $4.65 million, and added a few of their own touches, but Mrs Clark said it was otherwise “turnkey” ready.New Farm has one of Brisbane’s highest median sales prices, and property records show eight of the 10 other apartments within the Aquila complex have sold for more than $5 million, including one that sold for $6.5 million last year. A photo taken from the entertaining deck when the apartment was on the market in 2013At a massive 468sq m, the Clark apartment is bigger than the average modern house, and the features are top class.The designer kitchen, which has European appliances and a marble island bench, overlooks the dining and lounge area which flows on to the large entertaining deck.Floor-to-ceiling glass runs the length of the main living area, framing the river and city views.The main bedroom and its discreet balcony also take full advantage of the vista. Other features include a full wall of bespoke cabinetry, an ensuite featuring Statuario marble and a walk-in robe. New photographs will be taken soon but we did get this snap from the main bedroomFurther down the hallway there are two more large bedrooms, both ensuited and with their own walk-in wardrobes and balconies.“These were perfect for the girls,” Mrs Clark said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoAnd the hallway is luxe!A powder room and an office can also be found near the living area, while a media room has full surround sound, a large plasma screen and a bar, and is located between the bedrooms. There is also smart wiring throughout, with the audio, lighting, music, blinds and security fully automated.The apartment also has a storage room with wine racks, a wine fridge, laundry and three secure car parks.Shared amenities, which are close to the Clark’s apartment, include a gym, 20m heated pool and private pontoon. And the kitchen looks out over the main living area, balcony and the cityMrs Clark said that while there is a television in the apartment, it is rarely used.“We prefer to watch the city lights,” she said. The luxurious pad will hit the market next week, and will be listed with Place Bulimba agent Sarah Hackett. Ms Hackett said she had already had one off-market offer on the apartment, but was keen to open it up to the whole market.She said the Clark’s were prepared to “meet the market” in terms of value.“This is only one of 10 apartments and they are all one per floor, which is very much in demand,” she said.“The view is mesmerising and all of the apartments are owner occupied so it is not only an amazing apartment but also an amazing lifestyle.” Brisbane property’s time to shine center_img Live like a hotelier in Brisbanelast_img read more

Pirates Fall To Spartans In Boys Soccer Play


first_imgGreensburg Pirates traveled to Southwestern High School to take on the Spartans Tuesday night. The Pirates fell 4-1 to the Spartans in a very active first half.The Spartans wasted no time getting on the score board by scoring less than a minute into first half action. Two more goals before the 20 minute mark found the Pirates in a 3-0 hole before Francis Teague found the back of the net off an assist from Aaron Sia. The goal was Teague’s second of the year. The Spartans would answer back late in the first half to push the score to 4-1 in favor of Southwestern. 4-1 would be the final score after a defensive second half limited shots on goal for both teams.The Pirates are back in action on Tuesday, September 8 when they head to Jac-Cen-Del.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Cody DeVolld.last_img read more

Florentino Perez praised Zidane on winning LaLiga Title


first_imgMADRID: Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has hailed his players and coach Zinedine Zidane after they wrapped up the 2019-20LaLiga title.”We really wanted to win this league title and that is what we have done,” Perez told Spanish television network Movistar. “They have all put in enormous performances, especially Karim Benzema, Thibaut Courtois and Casemiro, while Sergio Ramos is more than a captain. They have all built a brilliant team spirit while Zidane is the architect of this title win as he has put the players to work. We are so pleased.” Earlier, Zidane had stated that he is feeling like the happiest person in the world at the moment. “It’s huge. It’s a constant battle. There are 38 games, and only at the end can you achieve something great like today. I’m extremely thankful to the players, first and foremost, because they’re the ones fighting out on the pitch,” Zidane was quoted as saying at the post-match presser by the club’s official website. “I have my role and I’m with them, but it’s a team effort. This is a huge achievement, it’s incredibly emotional. It’s very tough to win the Spanish league, very tough indeed. “There are people who say that happiness makes no noise, but I’m the happiest person in the world on the inside right now. Many thanks to everyone for the support,” he added. IANS Also Watch: Truck Catches Fire in Nagaon; Locals Suspect Foul Playlast_img read more

Cricket News Ravichandran Ashwin hopes for an interesting duel with Nathan Lyon in Australia Tests


first_imgNew Delhi: The upcoming clash between Australia and India will also be the clash of two of the best spinners in the world in Ravichandran Ashwin and Nathan Lyon. Both bowlers, who made their Test debuts in 2011, have achieved tremendous success for their sides in the last couple of years. Lyon has produced memorable spells against India, including his 12-wicket haul in Adelaide in 2014/15 which helped Australia to a memorable 48-run win. Speaking after the end of the third day between Cricket Australia XI and India, Ashwin admitted he admires Lyon’s ability and can learn a thing or two in the upcoming four-Test series beginning on December 6 in Adelaide.Read More |KL Rahul finds new ways to get out: Sanjay Bangar“I also watch his videos. We started our Test careers at the same time so obviously mutual admiration is there. He has done well over the last couple years and he is bowling well. The ball is coming out well off his hand. What can I learn? Probably drop the ball at the right spots and probably as the series goes on look forward to a good competition,” Ashwin said.Read More |Ricky Ponting makes bold prediction for Australia vs India TestsAustralia has been plagued by off-field issues ever since the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town. With no Steve Smith and David Warner in the side, the batting is weak and results have not gone their way. India have a chance to break their jinx Down Under but Ashwin brushes off the favorites tag for Virat Kohli’s side.“The whole talk about India starting favourites, even when Australia came to India they were talking us up, and it looks like more of a strategy for us. I personally think you have to go one day at a time. It’s never easy to come over to Australia and win series.  In the Ashes they almost whitewashed England, knocked them over, and so as far as I’m concerned they are starting favourites,” Ashwin said.Prepared for long haulThe offspinner has said the nature of wickets in Australia is pretty flat and it won’t be easy to run through the opposition. The nature of pitches in England and South Africa helped the bowlers a lot but Ashwin admits India have to maintain the intensity every hour and on an everyday basis in order to achieve success.“You don’t turn up to Australia thinking wickets are going to seam or spin around. They are always going to be flat we know that. It’s more about getting your noses ahead in Australia. Every hour, the game can get away from you really fast in the field. We have some quality batsmen who can take the game away from them.  It’s very important to soak together good partnerships as a bowling group then try and knock them over. You won’t blow oppositions away. It might happen once in a while but you have to get your noses ahead and keep it ahead,” Ashwin stated.The Tamil Nadu bowler was happy with his performance with the ball in the warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI as the hosts ended the third day on 356/6, trailing Virat Kohli’s side by two runs. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Ruiz Denies Saudi Arabia Rematch with Anthony Joshua


first_imgRuiz stunned Joshua – who was a 1-25 favourite with bookmakers – at New York’s Madison Square Garden on 1 June.In doing so, he walked away with the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles, becoming Mexico’s first world champion in the division.Joshua, 29, took up his right to a rematch and promoter Hearn has repeatedly pointed to Ruiz being signed to fight as a result of the fact a rematch clause was part of the first fight’s contract.Hearn has said Joshua’s team contractually only need to let Ruiz “know the time, date and venue” and says the champion could face legal proceedings if the fight does not happen.Organisers in Saudi Arabia have put forward a reported fee of $40m (£33m) to host the event but there has been criticism of taking a fight of such magnitude there given the country’s human rights record.Human rights organisation Amnesty International has said the move provides “opportunity for the Saudi authorities to try to ‘sportswash’ their severely tarnished image”.Ruiz is again a bookmakers’ underdog for the repeat fixture but since his shock seventh-round stoppage win has stated Joshua is “not good at boxing”.Asked on Wednesday about facing Joshua again, he said: “I think he will want to run a little longer, move, but he is too big, he has many muscles and it will be very difficult for him.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Insists on fight taking place in New YorkUnified world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr has said that he has not signed to fight Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia and hopes their rematch is in New York.A 7 December rematch in Saudi Arabia was announced on Friday and Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn told a a news conference on Monday it was signed.Ruiz did not speak or post about the bout on social media until Wednesday.The 29-year-old told ESPN in Mexico: “I have not signed anything yet, we are negotiating everything.”Asked about a Saudi Arabia contest he said: “They want to do it there but we have to see where we negotiate with my team. I would like it in New York again.”last_img read more

Men’s basketball goes on the road to face Cal


first_imgThe USC Trojans    (9-12, 1-8 Pac-12) look to end their six-game losing streak as they head on the road to face the California Golden Bears (13-9, 3-6). The Trojans beat Cal earlier in the season,    72-57 at the Galen Center, but USC has lost 8 of their last 9 games.USC is coming off a blowout loss to the Utah Runnin’ Utes    (17-4, 7-2) last Sunday at home, 67-39. The Trojans were led in that game by freshman forward Malik Martin who scored 11 points for USC.In the worst loss of the season, the Trojans continued their poor shooting with only 26.5 percent; the loss was the largest margin of defeat that the Trojans have seen so far this season. The Trojans only scored 12 points in the first half and could never get back into the game.USC head coach Andy Enfield gave credit to Utah for their stellar performance in the first half.“Give Utah credit for playing well early,” Enfield said. “This was one of those halves of basketball where you shake your head and say, ‘Wow, we didn’t see this coming.’”In Cal’s most recent contest, they beat the Washington State Cougars (10-11, 4-5)                                   90-88. The Bears had two record performances in the game in Washington when they witnessed junior guard Tyrone Wallace enter the 1,000-point club and senior forward David Kravish break the school’s all-time block record. Cal will look at these two difference-makers to avoid a season sweep at the hands of USC.Cal will also lean on sophomore guard Jordan Mathews who is leading the team in scoring with an average of 18.2 points per game, in Cal’s nine league games.In the most recent game between these two California teams, the Trojans were led to victory by sophomore forward Nikola Jovanovic who scored 21 points and pulled down nine rebounds in USC’s only conference win of the season. Redshirt sophomore guard Katin Reinhardt added 16 points for the Trojans in one of his signature shooting performances while sophomore guard Julian Jacobs added 17 points in the win. Wallace led the way for the Bears in the loss with 21 points of his own.Jovanovic leads the Trojans in scoring with 13.2 points per game, and Reinhardt is not too far behind with an average of 11.9 points per game.Reinhardt has found his stroke as of late and is shooting 44.2 percent from behind the arc in his last six games.USC will look for freshman point guard Jordan McLaughlin to break out of his recent slump and help contribute to a win up north.In USC’s most recent loss to Utah, McLaughlin was scoreless on 0-7 shooting and he also had zero assists. Despite his struggles, McLaughlin is still third on the team in scoring with 11.6 points per game.McLaughlin is having an impressive freshman season, outside of shooting, and he leads his team in assists and steals with 88 and 28 respectively.The other freshmen for the Trojans have also struggled as of late, especially in scoring. Guard Elijah Stewart was scoreless against Utah and forward Malik Marquetti only scored 2 points in 21 minutes. Even though the bench has not been very productive scoring the ball, Enfield praised their effort after the loss to Utah.“I’m proud of our bench coming in and increasing our energy,” Enfield said. “We need the whole team to play like that.”When the Trojans tip off on Thursday night, they will be playing in a stadium that has not been kind to them recently. USC is 2-6 in its last 8 visits to Haas Pavilion where the Bears are 8-6 this season.USC has not fared well on the road all season; they post a 2-6 road record on the year. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. and will be aired on Fox Sports 1.last_img read more

Covington a natural born leader


first_imgCovington plays just 15.1 minutes per game for the Badgers, but coaches and teammates know how valuable she is to UW’s success.[/media-credit]When a player has served as a captain in two of her three years of play, it becomes clear that the player is a respected team leader.Such is the case with Wisconsin women’s basketball forward Anya Covington, who has seen extra playing time recently in the absence of senior Tara Steinbauer. Although not usually the first name in the box score, Covington, who has acted as a captain during both her sophomore and junior years, is the epitome of a leader both on and off the hardwood.“She’s always been a leader, she’s a natural born leader,” head coach Lisa Stone said. “She is really living the life of a leader … confident, mature. You think about people that have grown into maturation, she’s had it. She’s coming into her own as a basketball player, but as a human being, she’s special.”Although Covington has certainly made an impact on the court, her achievements off the court are equally impressive. A member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the Student-Athletes Equally Supporting others and a representative on the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Issues Committee, it comes as no surprise that the junior has been voted a captain by her teammates two of her first three years.It is difficult to find a better example of a well-rounded and active student-athlete than Covington, but the Edwardsville, Ill. native has always felt comfortable in the spotlight.“I just have a heart for student-athletes and our issues that we’re going through, and just furthering our opportunities,” Covington said. “I’ve been doing it since middle school, and all these committees and boards and stuff, so it’s just natural to do it now.”Covington manages to handle all these activities not as a player who rides the bench, but rather one who serves a key role for the Badgers. Appearing in every game this season, the forward has been the third and often used post option behind seniors Lin Zastrow and Steinbauer all year.However, since Steinbauer suffered a career-ending ACL tear in the closing weeks of the season, Covington has started Wisconsin’s last two games. Forced to fill Steinbauer’s tremendous presence on the court during the most important weeks of the season, Covington’s play in the Big Ten Tournament could play a crucial role in the team’s success. “Anya’s done a really good job stepping in, and we really need her to step in big time now,” Stone said. “We’re planning on playing four games in four days, and her ability to step in and help out and stay fresh and stay out of foul trouble is going to be huge for us.”A physical player who known for her strong presence in the paint, Covington’s ability to collect rebounds may be the most valuable aspect of her game. Co-leading the Badgers in rebounds in a tough loss of Ohio State Sunday, the junior averages just under four rebounds per game in only 15.1 minutes per contest.With three career double-doubles, including one this season, Covington has proved that she has the ability on both sides of the glass to be a reliable post player. Earning valuable experience in her first two years, coaches and players insist that there is no better player to step in for Steinbauer at this crucial point in the season.“She’s been here for the last three years ready to play,” senior guard Emily Neal said. “…It was really sad for Tara, but it’s a great opportunity for Anya to come in, and she was definitely ready for it.”The junior forward could probably serve a starting role for other Big Ten teams, but UW’s depth and talent at the forward positions have kept Covington coming off the bench. Averaging 4.1 points per game this season and 5.1 points per game last season, Covington’s scoring has been restrained by her playing time.Shooting nearly 50 percent from the field over her career, the junior doesn’t look at herself as a backup to Zastrow and Steinbauer. In a way that exudes the team-first approach of the Badgers, Covington sees herself as working together with the senior standouts rather than acting as a backup to them.“I was told my freshman year I had to come here and pay my dues, so I mean that’s basically what’s going on,” Covington said. “It’s [Zastrow and Steinbauer’s] senior year, one of them goes down, I just step in. I don’t look at it as playing under their shadow. We’ve been playing together for the past three years, and it’s been fun.”Wisconsin’s three leading scorers this year in Zastrow, Steinbauer and Alyssa Karel are all seniors, but there is no question who will primarily fill the void left by those players. Equipped with the character and confidence that every coach looks in their players, no word seems to better describe Covington than “leader.”“It’s going to be tough next year with Lin and Tara both gone, but at the same time [Covington] has shown that she’s ready to step up,” Neal said.last_img read more