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Renters, how do you greet your guests?

first_imgYou can access the survey HERE The survey is anonymous, meaning that the data will only be used in aggregate form for statistical processing and individual responses will not be analyzed. Photo: Pixabay.com If you are engaged in renting in tourism, take 5 minutes and fill out a short survey that will help explore how to greet guests in private accommodation. The purpose of the research is to improve the experience of guests by developing new services to provide support to renters, which is carried out by dr.sc. Klara Trošt Lesić.last_img

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Resolve to give more to others this year

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionEvery year, thousands of people set out to make a New Year’s resolution. Here is a different thought and a different direction we should all try. Instead of giving up chocolate, fatty foods or maybe something as little as how much television we watch, let’s try a different approach. Let’s just give. We can get caught up in our busy schedules and at times lose our focus on what is really important. Let us take the time to think of all who are around us. Even if it’s something as simple as holding a door open, picking up something that someone has dropped, or just being polite by saying hello, there are all kinds acts that can make a difference in a person’s day. When we go home, let us think of our husbands, wives, children, parents or whoever else may be there. Instead of having our own favorite meal, maybe we could consider what others might like instead. Another nice gesture would be to clean up after dinner instead of having someone else do the task. I could list a hundred different ideas on what kind of thoughtful acts we could perform, but that’s up to the individual.The important thing is to think of others. Do no wait, because there’s going to be a time when our loved ones will not always be here. So during the new year, put others first and remember that it’s much better to give than to receive.Sean DefresneAmsterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

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Hafnia, Sole Shipping Agree Refinancing Deal

first_imgDenmark-based shipping company Hafnia Tankers has completed two sale and leaseback transactions with a Sole Shipping fund.The vessels included in the deal with the company’s business arm, Skaatholmen Shipping, are the 2010-built LR1 tankers, Hafnia Asia and Hafnia Arctic.The vessels have been sold to Skaatholmen Shipping with a seven-year bareboat charter back with annual purchase options from year two onwards and a purchase obligation in year seven.Hafnia Tankers informed that the transaction entailed a sale of the vessels at market value and a fully levered lease arrangement which gives rise to a positive liquidity effect of around USD 19 million and “further adds to the already strong cash position”.The profile of the lease arrangement allows Hafnia to abide by its policy of maintaining a low cash-breakeven. The company said that the transaction has been finalized and the ships have been handed over to the lessor.last_img read more

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Ramp Closures rescheduled through Monday in I-74

first_imgWest Harrison, IN —INDOT has announced ramp closures have been rescheduled on I-74 EB at U.S. 52 (Exit 169) in Dearborn County for this Friday, Saturday, and Monday. Closures will be in place from 8 am to 4 pm each day for mainline milling and paving.The I-74 EB exit ramps to and from U.S. 52 in Dearborn County (Exit 169) will be closed from 8 am to 4 pm Thursday for mainline milling and paving. Ramps at the WB exit will remain open, but have reduced width due to shoulder paving. Please slow down and use extra caution in the area.last_img

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Patriots’ 2017 regular season schedule announced

first_imgELLSWORTH — The National Football League released its full 2017 schedule Thursday night, and the New England Patriots are set to open their title defense when they host the NFL Kickoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7 on NBC.The game marks the 14th consecutive year that the league’s Thursday night opener will involve the winner of the previous year’s Super Bowl. It marks the fourth time New England has hosted the game; the Patriots also did so in 2004, 2005, and 2015.Other games of interest include a Super Bowl LI rematch against the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 22 and a brutal stretch between Week 10 and Week 15 that will see the Patriots will play five of six games away from Gillette Stadium.Below is the team’s full regular season schedule. Games are played on Sundays unless noted, and those after Week 5 are subject to be moved to different times and networks under the league’s flexible scheduling policy. All times are Eastern.Week 1: 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7, vs. Kansas City Chiefs (NBC, Thursday)Week 2: 1 p.m. Sept. 17, @ New Orleans Saints (CBS)Week 3: 1 p.m. Sept. 24, vs. Houston Texans (CBS)Week 4: 1 p.m. Oct. 1, vs. Carolina Panthers (FOX)Week 5: 8:25 p.m. Oct. 5, @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS, Thursday)Week 6: 1 p.m. Oct. 15, @ New York Jets (CBS)Week 7: 8:30 p.m.Oct. 22, vs. Atlanta Falcons (NBC)Week 8: 1 p.m. Oct. 29, vs. Los Angeles Chargers (CBS)Week 9: BYE WEEKWeek 10: 8:30 p.m. Nov. 12, @ Denver Broncos (NBC)Week 11: 4:25 p.m. Nov. 19, @ Oakland Raiders (CBS)*Week 12: 1 p.m. Nov. 26, vs. Miami Dolphins (CBS)Week 13: 1 p.m. Dec. 3, @ Buffalo Bills (CBS)Week 14: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11, @ Miami Dolphins (ESPN, Monday)Week 15: 4:25 p.m. Dec. 17, @ Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)Week 16: Dec. 24, vs. Buffalo Bills (CBS)Week 17: Dec. 31, vs. New York Jets (CBS)This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text*Game played in Mexico City.last_img read more

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Former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed to be demoted from category ‘A’ to ‘C’

first_imgTHE last six months have been a difficult time for Sarfaraz Ahmed. He was sacked as the captain from the T20I and Test squad.Though, there has not been any announcement regarding his ODI spot. There have been rumours that T20I captain Babar Azam could also take over as the ODI captain.The recent reports though suggest that the wicketkeeper-batsman could be demoted from ‘A’ category in annual contracts to category ‘C’.The official list will be announced by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in August. According to the details, the Board would also reduce the central contract retainers or match fees of the players. This could be called strange as all cricket matches have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.In 2019, the PCB decided to omit many players from the list of centrally contracted players. The list had only 19 players been centrally contracted with the Board. In 2018, 32 players had received central contracts.Last year, Sarfaraz Ahmed was in the ‘A’ category alongside Babar Azam and Yasir Shah. When the list was announced last year, the Champions Trophy-winning skipper was still leading the national side in all three formats.“Sarfaraz has been demoted to category C in the new contracts as he is presently not a member of the playing side,” a PCB source said as quoted by Times Now.In November, right before Pakistan’s tour of Australia, the wicketkeeper-batsman was dropped from the squad for the T20Is and Tests. Azhar Ali was chosen as the Test skipper while Azam was handed over the reins of the T20I side.The new list of contracted players is being finalised by a committee that includes PCB CEO, Wasim Khan, Director International Cricket Operations, Zakir Khan and the head coach and chief selector, Misbah-ul-Haq.In the current contracts laid down by the PCB, the Test match fees are Rs 762,300 for Category A players, Rs 665,280 for Category B and Rs 568,260 for Category C players.The sources have also revealed that Abid Ali might get promoted to Category B alongside his opening partner in Tests, Shan Masood. Fast bowler Hasan Ali could lose his contract. (CricTracker)last_img read more

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Ankit, Kalaivani lead India to six boxing gold medals at 13th SAG

first_img COMMENT Written By WATCH US LIVE National champion Ankit Khatana (75kg) and rising star Kalaivani Srinivasan (48kg) led India to six boxing gold medals even as World Championships bronze medallist Manish Kaushik settled for a silver medal at the 13th South Asian Games on Monday. In men’s category, Vinod Tanwar (49kg), Sachin (56kg), and Gaurav Chauhan (91kg) were the others who finished on top, while Parveen (60kg) was the other woman pugilist to take the gold for India.READ | Steve Smith Admits To Copying Kane Williamson And Reveals Nervousness Ahead Of Perth TestTanwar thrashes Wangodi 5-0In the men’s 49kg final, Bhutan’s Tashi Wangdi proved no match for Tanwar, who easily cruised to a 5-0 win. Sachin was equally impressive and hardly broke a sweat against Bangladesh’s Mia Md Robin in 56kg, soaring to a win by the same scoreline. Khatana was unstoppable and stamped his authority over Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Maduranga Don Pathirage in the middleweight summit clash on his way to a commanding 5-0 victory. Gaurav Chauhan faced some stiff resistance from Pakistan’s Sanaullah early on in their 91kg face-off but was soon able to find his punches that helped him notch up a 4-1 win. While his compatriots performed up to the expectations, it was Manish Kaushik’s 64kg final loss that was the biggest surprise for the entire contingent. READ | Wasim Jaffer Becomes First Indian To Play 150 Ranji MatchesKaushik was at his menacing best throughout the tournament but was outdone by Nepal’s Bhupendra Thapa, who recorded a huge 5-0 upset win. “Today man of the match goes to Vinod Tanwar in my view, opponent was a rough puncher. He took him very easy by step back punch and sidestep punch and won the match by 5:0. “Manish’s opponent was very rough and he received 1 or 3 clear punches. It was unfortunate but this tournament was definitely a good experience for him,” said India’s men’s boxing chief coach, CA Kuttappa. The women, in contrast, had to fight hard for the gold. One of the most promising talents, Kalaivani showed her resilience in her 3-2 victory over Nepal’s Maharjan Lalita in 48kg. Parveen too showed her guts and gumption in a brave 3-2 triumph over Nepal’s Sunar Sangita in 60kg but 2017 Asian Championship bronze medallist Shiksha bowed out 0-5 to Minu Gurung of Nepal in 54kg.On Tuesday, Vikas Krishan (69kg), Narender (+91kg), Sparsh (52kg), Varinder (60kg) will be aiming for the gold from the men, while Pinki Rani (51kg), Sonia Lather (57kg), and Manju Bamboriya (64kg) will be hoping for a top-podium finish in women’s category. READ | Satwik-Chirag, Para Shuttler Pramod Nominated For BWF AwardsREAD | Indian Eves Win 3-Nations Hockey Tournament Despite Loss To Australia In Final Game LIVE TV Press Trust Of India center_img First Published: 9th December, 2019 22:27 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 9th December, 2019 22:27 IST Ankit, Kalaivani Lead India To Six Boxing Gold Medals At 13th SAG National champion Ankit Khatana and rising star Kalaivani Srinivasan led India to six boxing gold medals at the 13th South Asian Games on Monday FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Video: Watch Chelsea Lose 3-2 To Bayern Munich, As Morata Debuts With An Assist

first_imgChelsea failed to complete a remarkable comeback in their pre-season friendly against Bayern Munich, as the Bavarians held on to claim a 3-2 victory.Played inside of a full Singapore National Stadium, Bayern Munich went 3-0 up inside 26 minutes, with Rafinha’s low drive finding the back of the net for the opener on 6 minutes.Rafinha’s goal to put Bayern up a goal against Chelsea in the International Champions Cup pic.twitter.com/jAXT0TdYwC— Big Nothing (@BigNothingPod) July 25, 2017Thomas Muller added the second 6 minutes after with a thumping volley after Frank Ribery’s skilful foot work to get past Chelsea defender’s before crossing the ball to Muller.Muller’s goal. Chelsea 2-0 down. pic.twitter.com/LB7NLxvLG8— Mod (@HazardChaos) July 25, 2017Muller got his brace in the 26th minute with a subliminal finish to make it 3-0, with Thibaut Courtois left stranded.What a goal from Thomas Muller to put Bayern 3-0 up against Chelsea in under 30 minutes. Wow pic.twitter.com/PP355wzyqK— Big Nothing (@BigNothingPod) July 25, 2017Marcos Alonso reduced the deficit for Chelsea on the stroke of half time, as he smashes home a cracker to make it 3-1.Marcos Alonso pulls one goal back with a thunderous strike?#CFC #CFCFCB pic.twitter.com/b8XNg76aI4— BET A BONUS (@BetABonus) July 25, 2017New signing, Alvaro Morata, who came on as a second half substitute, could not find a debut goal but provided the assist for Michy Batshuayi’s 85th-minute goal from close range to make it 3-2.Morata assist for Batshuayi’s goal. ? pic.twitter.com/bx4uYGI3PE— Chelsea News (@Chelsea_FL) July 25, 2017Next up for Chelsea on their pre-season tour is Inter Milan on Thursday in the International Champions Cup. Video credit: TwitterRelatedlast_img read more

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Emenalo Bags Sporting Director Job At Monaco

first_imgFormer Nigerian international Michael Emenalo has been appointed as the sporting director at French champions AS Monaco.The new development was revealed by the Principality club on Monday evening.Emenalo raised a few eyebrows when he resigned from his technical director position at Chelsea last month after a 10-year stint and it has not taken long for him to nab another big role on the European football scene. While speaking with the club’s website on his new appointment, Emenalo said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for me in a high-quality project.”“AS Monaco has shown great progress for several seasons and I am convinced that the future will be just as ambitious.” he added.“Vadim Vasilyev’s [Executive vice-president] willingness to see me join AS Monaco was decisive and, for me, the choice was natural after my decision to leave Chelsea.” he stated further.For Vadim Vasilyev, the Executive vice-president at AS Monaco, his appointment was a major coup.He said: “I am very happy to be able to count on him in Monaco. I invested a lot in his appointment.”“His know-how in detection and recruitment, as well as the technical experience acquired in one of the most successful clubs in recent years, are the reasons that led us to present this ambitious challenge.“This appointment is another sign of our ambition and our desire to be as competitive as possible.” he concluded.RelatedBREAKING: AS Monaco Sporting Director Michael Emenalo SackedJanuary 25, 2019In “Europe”Emenalo Finally Breaks Silence On Chelsea ExitDecember 5, 2017In “England”Chelsea Legend Blames Emenalo For Club WoesFebruary 7, 2018In “England”last_img read more

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UK watchdog warns of “serious risk of harm” from spread-betting

first_imgShare FCA suspends all Wirecard UK transactions and services June 26, 2020 Share Submit GambleAware urges UK Finance to get strict on Gambling Blockers July 7, 2020 Related Articles Britain’s financial watchdog has warned spread-betting firms of poor practices, following a review by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) related to the industry’s use of contracts for difference (CFD)A warning letter has stated consumers are “at serious risk of harm,” after finding that the majority of customers lost money through their trades.The regulator revealed that it found 76% of retail customers who bought CFD products in the period covered by the review, June 2015 – June 2016, lost money as a result. In its letter to chief executives, the FCA stated: “The review uncovered areas of serious concern that we want to highlight to firms across the industry.”The providers of CFDs, which the FCA described as “complex, high risk instruments”, were also found to have “weak” conflict of interest controls, as well as “ineffective” communication, monitoring and challenge practices.This was in addition to a “flawed” due diligence processes when taking on new distributors of CFDsThe FCA warned: “Given the significant weaknesses we found across our sample, we believe there is a high risk that firms across the sector are not meeting our rules and expectations when providing and distributing CFDs.Adding that chief executives have now been told to consider whether firms are complying with FCA requirements.It was also noted that, some companies have stated their intent to cease offering CFD’s to distributors that provide the contracts on an advisory or discretionary basis, while others are no longer offering them to retail consumers.The FCA also highlighted one firm, who remained nameless, “whose arrangements were so poor” that it now plans to “take further action.” Treasury praises UKGC for contribution on AML research July 18, 2019 StumbleUponlast_img read more