Family accommodation needs to get better treatment

first_imgFamily accommodation, which makes up 50% of the total accommodation capacity and in which every second tourist in Croatia stays in August, has never been systematically encouraged in qualitative development. He wasn’t really encouraged at all. Family accommodation is accommodation in private houses, apartments and backyards that the owners have registered and offered to the legal tourist market. This private property was acquired through the lifelong renunciation of Croatian citizens and investments were not accompanied by stimulating credit funds, and even less were these investments directed towards incentive measures towards certain market niches.The first complete project of branding and targeting the market niches of family accommodation, which includes loans on the most favorable terms on the market, is the “Kvarner family” project in Kvarner. In a conversation with the Minister of Tourism Anton Kliman, we agreed on the creation of a similar model at the national level. The common position is that HBOR should be included in the project not only because this bank has taxpayers’ funds at its disposal, but also because branding family accommodation as an “originally Croatian household” would oblige users of favorable credit lines to use their facilities when equipping their facilities. Croatian products and services. This would strongly encourage the placement of domestic products towards a large potential market of almost 80.000 households with more than 500.000 beds.Photo: www.kvarnerfamily.hrMinister Anton Kliman announced the already agreed arrangement of HBOR for lending to individuals – citizens, providers of household catering services with a total fund of HRK 400 million with an interest rate of 4% and a repayment period of 8 years and a personal promissory note as collateral. This is a significant step forward in concretizing the incentives to invest in recognizable quality. What should accompany this initiative of Minister Kliman is additional co-financing of interest by interested counties, municipalities and cities so that the final interest rate reaches 2% and 1% for depopularized areas such as Slavonia, Gorski Kotar, Lika, smaller islands… and of course effective a network of HBOR representative offices that could quickly and efficiently process loan applications in any part of Croatia.It is crucial that this project is accompanied by the CNTB with a good, effective promotional campaign in which every household that has taken out a loan and started investing will have strong promotional support through digital marketing. Regarding Croatian products and services, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce should also participate in the project of creating a stock exchange of bidders that includes product groups for rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, floors, textiles, indoor furniture, garden furniture, pool equipment, horticulture, digital technology. services would give the household the status of “originally Croatian household”. Such a household would be the bearer of the brand of Croatian family accommodation in well-designed promotional campaigns of the CNTB. We hope that the excellent move of Minister Anton Kliman will develop into the desired marketing product that brings a complete solution and benefit to all project stakeholders.Nedo Pinezićlast_img read more

Products in Brief

first_imgChina Academy of Rail Sciences and Sifang Rolling Stock Research Institute have standardised on the LonWorks IEEE 1473L network platform for onboard safety monitoring of functions including brakes, doors and power supply.Echelon, USALos Angeles MTA has ordered an emergency access and incident response road-rail vehicle from Mattman Speciality Vehicles in a $400000 contract. It will enable emergency services and law enforcement officers to access underground areas with necessary equipment.Mattman Speciality Vehicles, USASofia Metro is to be equipped with a Telindus video surveillance system, allowing real time images from all stations to be viewed and stored centrally. It will be installed as part of a €10m two-year project to provide CCTV across the city centre, schools and airport.Telindus Surveillance Solutions, UKOn March 28 Integrian launched its TransitCam TC-50 onboard CCTV for light rail and bus applications, developed from the TC-100 used on rail vehicles in Sydney, Melbourne and Madrid. Images from eight cameras per carriage can be recorded at 30 frames/sec, with resolution up to 720 x 480 pixels. TC-50 has been installed by New Jersey Transit, and is being tested by operators in California and Canada.Integrian, USAlast_img read more

Quarterly dairy replacement cow prices come off the floor

first_imgWith improving milk prices, average prices paid for dairy replacement cows came off the floor, based on the USDA’s quarterly estimates. Preliminary July 2019 U.S. quarterly replacement dairy cow prices averaged $1,240 per head, up $100 from April 2019 but still $80 less than July 2018. Even with the increase, the U.S. average was near a two-decade low and 42% per head less than the latest peak of $2,120 in October 2014.advertisementadvertisementAmong major dairy states (Table 1), highest July 2019 average prices were $1,350 in Arizona and Texas. Lowest average prices were $1,050 per head in Ohio and $1,070 in Virginia.Texas and Oregon saw the biggest jump in replacement cow prices compared to April, up $250 and $210, respectively. Compared to the previous year, July 2019 average prices were down $300 in Utah and $250 in Colorado and New Mexico.The USDA estimates are based on quarterly surveys (January, April, July and October) of dairy farmers in 23 major dairy states, as well as an annual survey (February) in all states, according to Mike Miller with USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service. The prices reflect those paid or received for cows that have had at least one calf and are sold for replacement purposes, not as cull cows. The report does not summarize auction market prices.Dairy heifer exports: Stronger days ahead?Foreign demand for U.S. dairy replacement heifers has remained lukewarm. While there was nothing exceptional about June export numbers, the sale of 1,085 head was the second-highest monthly total of the year. Of those, 979 went to Mexico and 59 moved to Canada. The remaining 47 head were exported to Colombia. June total shipments were valued at $1.6 million.advertisementThrough the first six months of 2019, dairy replacement heifer exports stand at 6,917 head, the smallest total for that period since 2016.Despite the disappointing start to the year, 2019 dairy cattle exports could still finish the year strong, according to Tony Clayton, Clayton Agri-Marketing Inc., Jefferson City, Missouri.China’s demand for protein is being complicated by African swine fever, leading to the depopulation of the country’s swine herd. In response to less pork, China’s dairy cattle are being slaughtered at a higher rate to provide beef.One source of China’s dairy replacement cattle is Australia, and available supplies of quality dairy cattle from there are diminishing. That leaves potential market openings for U.S. dairy replacements in China, as well as other Australian markets, including Pakistan and Indonesia.Clayton said a shipload of U.S. cattle has been confirmed for Pakistan for this October. There are other shipments looming for markets in Egypt and other Middle East countries this fall. Indonesia is pushing for a cattle health agreement with the U.S., and cattle could be headed there some time in 2020.June cull cow prices mostly steadyJune 2019 cull cow prices (beef and dairy combined) averaged $65.90 per hundredweight (cwt), up 30 cents from May and the highest average since July 2018. However, average prices through the first six months of 2019 are down about $4.85 per cwt from the same period a year ago and the lowest for the January-June average since 2010.  advertisement Dave NatzkeEditorProgressive DairyEmail Dave [email protected]last_img read more

Ole Miss DE C.J. Johnson happy to have the Egg again

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