Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Releases Charleston Show For “Unprecedented Friday Edition” Of Taper Tuesday

first_imgDubbed the “Unprecedented Friday Edition,” today, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead released the 45th edition of their Taper Tuesdays series, which the group uses to release free soundboards of their past shows. For this Taper Tuesday, the Grateful Dead-inspired ensemble released the audio from their 97th show at the Music Farm in Charleston, South Carolina. Back in January, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead was on a tear coming out of New Year’s, with a string of four shows in the middle of the month. Following their performance at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, on January 12th, for the second night of the run, Almost Dead was South Carolina bound, with their one-off show in Charleston, ahead of two performances during Florida’s Sunshine Music Festival the next two nights.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Celebrates 100th Show At The Brooklyn Bowl, Debuts First Ever OriginalFor their Music Farm performance, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead came out the gates swinging with a fiery non-stop first set. This first set saw the group expand upon their “Dancing In The Streets” jam, which was previously played for the first time at Winooski, Vermont’s Higher Ground though hadn’t been given the proper treatment until the group’s Charleston show. To end the set, coming out of “Uncle John’s Band,” Almost Dead used “The Wheel” as a major jam vehicle. The ensemble debuted their cover of Radiohead’s “National Anthem” coming out of their first “Wheel” jam ahead of the song itself, then debuted “Terrapin Flyer” as a standalone song ahead of the “The Wheel Reprise” that closed out this first set.While the first set cycled through a number of upbeat, energized songs in frequently rapid succession, set two allowed the group to savor individual songs, with many of the songs hitting over the ten-minute mark and the final “Greatest Story Ever Told” that closed out the set ringing in at nearly fifteen minutes. In particular, the group’s “Row Jimmy” and “Greatest Story Ever Told” made for a soulful and spirited close to the set. To close out their show, the group returned with Bob Dylan’s “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You,” a song that had been out of rotation since October of 2015, which then made its way into  “Not Fade Away” featuring an “Iko Iko” jam to close things out for good.You can listen to the audio from Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s performance at the Music Farm on January 13th, 2017, below, courtesy of McRoberts. You can also enjoy this pro-shot video of the group’s performance of “Eyes of the World” from their show at The Fox Theater in Oakland, California, on November 12th, 2016, which was released yesterday as the 98th edition of Rad Tracks Thursday. [Photo: Emily Butler]Setlist via Peter Costello: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Music Farm | Charleston, SC | 1/13/2017Set 1 (9:20PM – 10:32PM): Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) (TH) -> Viola Lee Blues @ (All) -> Shakedown Street (TH) -> Dancing In The Streets Jam # -> Mr. Charlie $ (SM) -> Jam -> Candyman (TH) -> Uncle John’s Band % (All) -> The Wheel Jam -> National Anthem Jam ^ -> The Wheel (All) -> Terrapin Flyer & -> The Wheel Reprise (All)Set 2 (11:01PM – 12:31AM): Loser (TH) -> Estimated Prophet (SM) -> Other One Jam * -> Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo (TH) -> Lost Sailor (SM) -> Saint Of Circumstance (SM), Row Jimmy (TH) -> Greatest Story Ever Told (SM)Encore: Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You @@ (TH) > Not Fade Away ## (All) -> Iko Iko Jam $$ -> Not Fade Away Reprise %% (All)@ – With an “I Will Follow” (U2) tease (TH)# – First/Second time played. Also happened in the Higher Ground, Winooski, VT 2016-02-14, but was much shorter, so not a stand alone track$ – Proceeded by a Shakedown Street Tease (Band)% – With a Terrapin Flyer Jam (MB)^ – Radiohead Cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead, very short& – First Time Played by Almost Dead as a stand alone version* – Played in a different Key@@ – Not played since Suwannee Hulaween, Live Oak, FL 2015-10-2, a gap of 46 shows## – With a Tennessee Jed Tease$$ – First Time Played by Almost Dead, with an Unknown Tease – maybe James Booker? (MB)%% – With an Unknown Tease – maybe an 80s song? (TH)Joe Russo – Drums, VocalsTom Hamilton – Guitar, VocalsScott Metzger – Guitar, VocalsMarco Benevento – Keyboards, VocalsDave Dreiwitz – Bass, Vocalslast_img read more

Watch moe. Tear Up Summer Camp & Prep For The Upcoming Madness Of Red Rocks [Exclusive Video]

first_imgOn July 12th, moe. will return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre, making for a triumphant homecoming at the legendary outdoor Colorado venue following the surprise cancelation of their show last year. The band was forced to cancel 2017’s scheduled Red Rocks performance due to bassist Rod Derhak’s cancer diagnosis, forcing the band to go on an indefinite hiatus. However, with Derhak now cancer-free and moe. back in proper form, the band is primed and ready for their return to the iconic venue with the Baltimore rising stars of Pigeons Playing Ping Sets Their Eyes On A Triumphant Return To Red Rocks With Pigeons Playing Ping PongSince moe. performed their highly anticipated return shows at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, in February, the group has been on a tear. The group has toured sporadically across the spring, headlining and selling out theaters across the country and offering up their characteristic high-energy and improv-heavy shows. It’s clear fans and musicians alike are overjoyed that moe. is back in the saddle, and this common love among the band and the community its created overflows at each performance.Recently, over Memorial Day Weekend, moe. headlined Summer Camp Music Festival, returning to Chillicothe, Illinois, to co-host the fan-favorite event with Umphrey’s McGee and kick off the summer festival season in style. Year after year, it’s clear how serious moe. takes their hosting duties, and the band delivered multiple sets of sound and fury that left longtime fans giddy and quickly converted new listeners.With major performances like Summer Camp and Red Rocks, the band takes every aspect of show seriously—from the songs they choose to the way they always step up the visual elements of the performance. Luckily, moe. has a crew that specializes in making the band’s dreams a reality, even if they have to build the reality themselves.Days before Summer Camp, moe.’s sound engineer and resident jack-of-all-trades, Steve Young, teamed with the band’s light designer Preston Hoffman, stage manager Casey Latter, guitar tech Frank Robbins, and Dakota Brouillette to make their shared vision a reality. Their project—attaching large white motorized panels to the scaffolding—was a longtime in the making.Previous years have seen moe. experiment with stage projections and digital mapping, but Andrew Smith of Nashville’s Pulse Lighting had far grander designs this time around. With video of the band members ready to drop during solos, psychedelic pinwheels and patterns of every conceivable shape and size, and even an old-school multi-colored liquid light component, Smith had every possible tool on hand to create something truly unique and memorable. With Hoffman prepped to perfectly match the stage lights with the music and Smith’s projections, the whole event coalesced into an overloading feast for the senses.Of course, all the fancy lighting in the world doesn’t mean a thing if the music isn’t on point, but since their return from hiatus, moe. has been on fire on every level. While all eyes were initially on the now cancer-free firebrand bassist Rob Derhak, the band’s energy and renewed adventurous spirit had the entire music community buzzing. Plus, despite the time off, during which the band’s members pursued other projects, moe. has even managed to add several new songs to their prodigious catalog, which easily stand alongside their classic’s performances at Summer Camp were ones for the books, though the shows likely just served as a warm-up for the musical madness that will come when the band hits the fabled Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 12th. Red Rocks brings out the best in all performers who step on that hallowed stage, and if the band’s care and attention to their Summer Camp sets are any indication, we’re in for a wild ride come July.To prepare for the band’s upcoming Red Rocks show on July 12th with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, you can check out this exclusive footage from moe.’s standout appearance on Saturday night (May 26th, 2018) of Summer Camp Music Festival. Enjoy these videos, and we’ll catch you in Colorado. Tickets for moe.’s headlining Red Rocks appearance are on sale now and available here.“Time” > “Breathe Reprise”, “Plane Crash”, “Buster” > “Silver Sun”“New Hope For The New Year” > “Prestige Worldwide” > “Plane Crash” Setlist: moe. | Summer Camp Music Festival at Three Sisters Park | Chillicothe, IL | 5/26/2018Set One: Billy Goat, Kids, ATL, Montego, Rebubula > Water > Rebubula RepriseSet Two: Battle Without Honor Or Humanity (Tomoyasu Hotei cover), Time (Pink Floyd cover) > Breathe Reprise (Pink Floyd cover), Plane Crash, Buster > Silver Sun, New Hope For The New Year > Prestige Worldwide > Plane Crash RepriseEncore: Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin cover, debut)Don’t miss out on moe. and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong tearing up Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 12th. Tickets for the highly anticipated show are on sale now and available here.last_img read more

Michael Jackson’s Sons Launch Film Review Show On YouTube [Watch]

first_imgThe two sons of late pop icon Michael Jackson have decided to enter the world of showbiz.Prince Jackson and his younger brother Biji “Blanket” Jackson, along with their cousin Taj Jackson, launched a new show on Prince’s YouTube channel on Wednesday, which will, as assumed, break down and review films. The show, which is currently untitled, was given its premiere episode on Wednesday with the three Jacksons discussing the recent blockbuster hit Avengers: Endgame, where they were also joined by special guest James Sutherland.Related: Beautiful Michael Jackson Mural Appears in NYC’s East VillageThe four young men spend the 44-minute debut episode discussing the historical context of the Marvel cinematic universe, in addition to sharing their thoughts on the hit film. Biji even keeps the flow of the show’s discussion on a casual level by deciding to chow down on a slice of pizza barely five minutes into the episode. Watch the entire first episode of the Jackson boys’ new film-review show below.Avengers Endgame: Review[Video: Life On 2]“We know that this is a very rough first video but we want to take you on the journey with us as we improve and develop the show,” Prince Jackson shared on the announcement post shared to his Instagram.The show marks for a refreshing change of content for Prince’s YouTube channel, which up until yesterday, was filled with a mix of videos showing himself riding his motorcycle.It’s a safe assumption that Prince, Biji, and Taj won’t be reviewing the recent two-part HBO documentary about their late father, which delivered a one-sided depiction on the pop icon’s relationship with young boys. The controversial subject plagued Jackson in the latter years of his life until his death in June 2009, leaving his family to now speak for Jackson as his bankable legacy in question.[H/T NME]last_img read more

Pasquerilla West rector, president discuss female empowerment through community

first_imgIn 1972, Notre Dame began accepting female undergraduates. However, these women lived in dorms that had originally housed men. This continued until Pasquerilla West Hall was established in 1981.Donated by Frank and Sylvia Pasquerilla, the Mod Quad hall — nicknamed PW or “P-Dub” — was the first created for the purpose of housing women and the first to feature air conditioning.The dorm’s mascot has changed over the years, with brief stints as the Plaid Wave and the Pink Wizards, but it has most recently been settled as the Purple Weasel. The hall’s current president, sophomore Carolyn Cleary, said she is unsure why the Purple Weasel was selected, but that the mascot is fitting for the hall’s community. Anna Mason | The Observer Pasquerilla West was established in 1981 as the first residence hall built specifically to house women and the first dorm with air conditioning.“I think Purple Weasel is great,” she said. “Also, a pack of weasels is called a confusion, which I think embodies some of our personality. … We are a very strong-personality dorm and sometimes we find ourselves in that confusion, but always seem to break out of it, and that’s through our extremely strong community.”The community experienced change when PW’s former rector, Sister Mary Jane Hahner, retired last year after 10 years of service. Before leaving, she crowned the ladies of PW “The Powerful Women of the Dub,” which has been modified into the hall’s new motto, “Powerful Women.”“Our new rector, Emily Orsini, is a feminist through and through … so it was a very easy transition from rector to rector,” Cleary said.Orsini echoed Cleary’s sentiment, saying female empowerment is something she tries to encourage in her job as rector.“For me, that’s a personal value … empowering not only women, but others,” she said. “How are we empowering women to not compare [themselves] to others … to live in a society where [they] feel supported and loved?”She noted her first months as rector have been met with excitement from the women of PW to embrace their new motto.Cleary explained this excitement and said during her term as president, she plans to focus on bringing the PW women together.“My goal this year was to build community from the inside out,” Cleary said.She said she felt the hall community grow through Queen Week, one of the hall’s signature events, which ended last week. During Queen Week, PW hosts intra-hall competitions and service events, which raised over $500 this year. The week ends with a formal, where a PW freshman is named the hall’s “queen.” This year’s queen was Maggie Murdock of the 2B section.In March, PW will be celebrating Women’s History Month with its new signature event, “Women Empowerment Month.”Cleary said PW will be collaborating with every women’s dorm, and Orsini added men’s dorms will also be included in the festivities.“I think this Women Empowerment Month idea came from all of us [in PW] … this first year, it’s all about ‘what do we want this to look like?’ and there’s going to be a lot of growth and development, but I think the big ideas are … having speakers come in, having some key events and celebrating all the powerful women,” Orsini said.As PW is newer to campus relative to dorms on God Quad and South Quad, Orsini said its traditions have been able to change with the residents.“There’s so much love and spirit and energy here … I think the story and narrative of P-Dub is continuing,” Orsini said.Tags: Dorm feature, dorm features, pasquerilla west hall, purple weasels, Wueen weeklast_img read more

Four years in review: 2015-2019

first_imgMajor headlines in the last four yearsDonald Trump elected President of the United States (Nov. 9, 2016)In the early hours of Nov. 9, 2016, Donald Trump officially defeated Hillary Clinton to become the 45th U.S. President. The reactions of students ranged from excitement to shock to fear. In the aftermath of the election, students formed a new student group at the University, We Stand For. Vice President Mike Pence as 2017 Commencement Speaker prompts walkout (May 21, 2017)Vice President Mike Pence gave the Notre Dame commencement speech on May 21, 2017, prompting approximately 100 graduates to walk out of the ceremony in protest. The walkout was organized by We Stand For, a social-justice oriented student group. Reactions to the walkout were mixed and the event attracted national news coverage. University announces changes to contraceptive coverage policy (Oct. 27, 2017)The University announced on Oct. 27, 2017 it would no longer cover contraceptives through its third party, government-funded insurer. On Nov. 7, 2017, it reversed these changes and said its third party insurers would continue to cover contraception. On Feb. 7, 2018, Notre Dame announced it would abandon its third-party coverage and pay for coverage of “simple contraceptives” through its own health plan. Campus crossroads project completed (Jan. 15, 2018)After four years of construction, the $400 million Campus Crossroads project was completed with the opening of the Duncan Student Center, O’Neill Hall and Corbett Family Hall. The purpose of the project was to centralize every element of campus life in one location and included new classrooms, recreational facilities, meeting rooms and a student center.Columbus murals to no longer be on full display (Jan. 20, 2019)On Jan. 20, Fr. Jenkins announced Notre Dame would cover the Columbus murals, a series of 19th-century paintings by Italian artist Luigi Gregori on display in the Main Building. The murals, which depict the life and work of Christopher Columbus, were criticized for years for their depiction of Columbus as a savior figure to Native Americans. In a statement to the student body, Jenkins said the murals would soon be covered with a ”woven material,” but that high-resolution photographs of the paintings would eventually be displayed in an environment more conducive to consideration elsewhere on campus.Polar Vortex: Tri-campus community closes as temperatures near record lows (Jan. 29-31, 2019)The tri-campus community canceled classes when sub-zero temperatures swept the Midwest the week of Jan. 28. Notre Dame closed from 7 p.m. Jan. 29 and reopened 1 p.m. Jan. 31. Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross closed from Jan. 29-31, reopening on Feb. 1. During the Vortex, Holy Cross lost power from approximately 6:25 a.m. to noon Jan. 30. Notre Dame experienced a number of pipe bursts and other leaks following the vortex. The last time the tri-campus community closed due to winter weather was Jan. 27-28, 2014.Tags: 2019 Commencement, Commencement 2019, Four Years in Review Diane Park | The Observer Jan Cervelli resigns as President of Saint Mary’s, files civil suit against CollegeOn Oct. 5, Jan Cervelli resigned from her position as president of Saint Mary’s — just under two years after her official inauguration on Nov. 12, 2016. In an Observer article from Oct. 8, Board of Trustees chair Mary Burke said it was “[Cervelli’s] decision alone to resign.”Cervelli filed a civil suit against Saint Mary‘s on March 12 stating members of the College’s Board of Trustees pressured her to resign and did not honor a settlement agreement that would allow Cervelli to stay at Saint Mary’s as a tenured professor.On March 22, the College filed a counterclaim response to Cervelli’s lawsuit. Cervelli filed a response to their counterclaim on April 4.The lawsuit has not been resolved. The two parties will present their cases May 31 in the St. Joseph Superior Court.10 ND students lost in four yearsFive Notre Dame students died in 2015. Sophomore Daniel Kim was found dead Feb. 6 in his off-campus residence. A former fencer, Kim was a business student from New Jersey.Senior finance major Lisa Yang died March 3; her death was ruled a suicide by the St. Joseph County Coroner’s Office. She was a resident of McGlinn Hall, and friends said she was naturally good at everything she tried. Senior Billy Meckling died in the early hours of May 16 after falling from the roof of the Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center; he was set to graduate the following day. Meckling was a four-year member of the Irish varsity fencing team, winning two monograms.Rebecca Townsend, a member of the incoming class of 2019, died July 2 after she and a friend were struck by a car during a Fourth of July celebration. Her friend recalls Townsend saving his life by pushing him out of the way of the car. Junior Jake Scanlan, a mechanical engineering major from North Potomac, Maryland, died in his bed in Siegfried Hall on Nov. 11. His friends said he treated everyone like an old friend and loved to make people smile. In 2016, Notre Dame lost two students.Third-year law student Karabo Moleah, 26, died March 31 in Philadelphia while studying in the Law School’s Washington D.C. program. His friends remember his questioning nature and intelligence. On March 9, junior Theresa Sagartz was found dead in her off-campus residence from natural causes related to a chronic medical condition. A third-generation member of the Notre Dame community, her friends and family remember her as adventurous, self-assured and generous with her time.In 2017, Notre Dame lost two students. First-year law student Travis McElmurry, who was dual-enrolled at the business school, died in his off-campus residence on March 12. His friends said he had an easygoing nature and loved his dog. On March 31, former undergraduate student Edward Lim died at his home in Cincinnati. His friends said Lim had made a significant impact during his time at the University, and remembered his love for music, philosophy and the Notre Dame Chorale.Notre Dame lost one rector in 2018. On Feb. 7, Sister Mary McNamara, the rector of Breen-Phillips (BP) Hall, died from complications related to a stroke. Sister McNamara’s loved ones said she found her dream job as the rector of BP. She was remembered for her sense of humor and her commitment to her ministry.last_img read more

Angelina Stonecrop

first_imgSedums are among the most popular plants on the market today due to their drought, heat and pest tolerance. The Angelina Stonecrop variety stands above the rest.The evergreen groundcover is known for its ability to thrive with minimal care. It prefers full sun to partial shade and does well in hardiness zones 3 to 11.Angelina Stonecrop’s bright yellow summer flowers and seasonal progression of vividly colored foliage – which starts with chartreuse in spring, changes to bright golden-yellow in summer and turns orange-red in fall – also keep gardeners coming back for more. These characteristics helped earn Angelina Stonecrop a Georgia Gold Medal award in 2010.Growing just 6 inches tall and spreading 2 to 3 feet, Angelina Stonecrop is a tough, vigorous groundcover that does well in the front of dry, sunny landscape beds. It looks particularly nice in rock gardens or along the edges of containers where it can spill over the sides. Its colorful foliage combines well with plants that have dark contrasting foliage, like purple passion, ajuga, black mondograss or purple fountain grass.Clusters of tiny bright yellow flowers add pizzazz to the already dazzling foliar display. From June to July the flowers sit on short stems above the foliage. The flowers are a nectar source for hoverflies, whose larvae feed on aphids.Angelina Stonecrop is easy to propagate from summer stem cuttings or by dividing the plants in the spring. Individual leaflets will root when broadcast over a flat of well-drained growing media and then covered lightly to assure good soil contact.The plant is patented, so it can only be propagated commercially by licensed growers.last_img read more

The connected credit union 4: Four ways your branches can win with ECM

first_imgThe number 4 has always been one of my favorites, a lucky number of sorts. I’m pumped that we are at the 4th part of this blog series on how your team can battle efficiencies and transform your credit union into a powerhouse of service by connecting people and processes.Providing fast, accurate answers as soon as a member needs help is vital. This is not only a great time to make a lasting impact on your members, bust also capture sales information, generate leads, make tailored offers or create new sales. Document management or enterprise content management (ECM) centralizes your information and connects your credit union so member service representatives have but one place to look for the answers they need.Since ECM seamlessly integrates with existing core line-of-business applications, representatives never have to leave their familiar environment to get what they need. So, on top of winning favor with members because you’ve answered their questions quickly and completely, you save money and resources on training costs as well. More victories.ECM solutions also provide the ability to track every interaction with members. Representatives can instantly see all documents associated with a member to answer their questions faster. Managers can instantly see real-time process statistics and bottlenecks to proactively prevent problems.But that’s not all. Check out 4 more highlights on how leveraging ECM can lead your branch operations to championship status:Reporting automationECM takes data from your core and turns that information into fully indexed and widely accessible reports and documents – viewable in an instant by any authorized user at your credit union. No more printing and consolidating reports.Account managementBy enabling your credit union to recreate paper-based forms into electronic forms that can be accessed through your intranet, web site and home banking platforms, ECM gives you a consistent process that is quicker and more accurate while decreasing new account opening processing times.Wire transfer automation ECM allows your credit union to create a consistent and repeatable process for every wire transfer request resulting in risk reduction, a decrease in paper and transaction costs, a reduction in the amount of time needed to execute the process, and improved member service. Courier and shipping reductionUsing this same ECM system, your credit union can cut courier costs from branch to branch.All inbound mail can be scanned, and the ECM system’s workflow engine can automatically notify the intended recipient that there is an image of information they might be interested in eliminating shipping costs between the branch and home office ending the need of physically transporting checks for processing. Score!Along the same lines, your credit union can decrease shipping costs associated with transporting paper loan documents from multiple branch locations to a central underwriting location. The ECM solution can image all paper loan documents, automatically recognizes the type of document and the keyword values, and then route them to the appropriate underwriter or loan officer for review. This will result not only in the elimination of shipping costs from the branch but also increased speed of the loan review and instant and secure access to documentation. Extra point!Human Resources. Accounting. Compliance. Branch Operations. Think we’ve tackled it all? Not yet. Next up on our schedule is to take on inefficient lending practices. Suit up and we’ll see you on the field 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michelle Harbinak Shapiro Michelle Shapiro has more than a 15 years of experience in the banking industry to her role as Financial Services Industry Expert at Hyland Software. Her mission is to share … Web: Detailslast_img read more

England vs Republic of Ireland: James McCarthy out due to ‘family reasons’ | Football News

first_img West Brom forward Callum Robinson had already been forced to withdraw after testing positive for coronavirus, while Brighton striker Aaron Connolly will miss the Republic’s three games during the international break after picking up an unspecified injury in training. Kick off 7:45pm – Advertisement – This is a breaking football news story that is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh this page for the latest updates.Sky Sports brings you live updates as they happen. Get breaking sports news, analysis, exclusive interviews, replays and highlights.- Advertisement –center_img Sky Sports is your trusted source for breaking sports news headlines and live updates. Watch live coverage of your favourite sports: Football, F1, Boxing, Cricket, Golf, Tennis, Rugby League, Rugby Union, NFL, Darts, Netball and get the latest transfers news, results, scores and more.Visit or the Sky Sports App for all the breaking sports news headlines. You can receive push notifications from the Sky Sports app for the latest news from your favourite sports and you can also follow @SkySportsNews on Twitter to get the latest updates. Wednesday 18th November 7:30pm James McCarthy will miss Republic of Ireland’s friendly international with England due to ‘family reasons’.The Crystal Palace midfielder – who turns 30 on Thursday – was named in Stephen Kenny’s squad for Thursday night’s game at Wembley but will not now take part.- Advertisement –last_img read more

A draft proposal for a package of tourism laws was presented at the Ministry of Tourism

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism presented a draft proposal for a package of tourism laws: Law on Tourist Boards and Promotion of Croatian Tourism,  The Law on Tourist Tax and the Law on Membership Fees in Tourist Boards, which are from September 19, 2018. at a public hearing. Proposals and comments from the public will be collected through the e-Counseling portal until October 18, 2018.These are draft laws aimed at increasing the overall efficiency of the system of tourist boards, especially at the regional and local level, ensuring all the preconditions for the systematic implementation of destination management  and securing a sufficient source of funding.  CAPPELLI: By decentralizing the system, more funds will be received and managed by the local levels”This whole reform package of tourism laws has common goals: to decentralize the system, depoliticize it, professionalize it and contribute to balanced development. The existing legislative framework once corresponded well to the needs, but now this is no longer the case and has become a limiting factor for the overall development of tourism in the Republic of Croatia and strengthening the competitiveness of our country in terms of tourism. We are bringing the system exactly where it needs to be, in the 21st century. Our tourism should be the impetus for the development of the entire economy of the country, all other activities, as well as generate new jobs. I especially emphasize the decentralization of the system where larger funds will be received and managed by local levels, while the role of the National Tourism Organization will be focused on the foreign tourism policy of the Republic of Croatia in terms of promotional activities.” stressed the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia Gary Cappelli.STANIČIĆ: CNTB becomes a national marketing institution Calling on all interested citizens and stakeholders in the tourism sector to join the discussion and point out possible further improvements and changes with their constructive proposals, all in order to maintain the competitive position of Croatian tourism and organize the system of tourist boards, said Croatian Tourist Board Director Kristjan Stanicic.The proposed legal framework contains changes aimed at developing and strengthening destination management at the local and regional level, redefining the tasks of all levels of the tourist board system, and the CNTB seeks to position itself as a national marketing institution with key tasks aimed at strengthening brand recognition in the international market. Also, in order to ensure quality implementation of tasks according to the new model, a different distribution of revenues of the tourist board system is envisaged, with emphasis on strengthening the financial resources of regional tourist boards, as well as encouraging the association of tourist boards in joint projects and tasks.”Photo: MINTLess TZ, focus on DMC / New revenue distribution in the tourist board systemRegarding the Law on Tourist Boards and the Promotion of Croatian Tourism, we remind you that the existing system has 310 tourist boards of various levels, tasks and powers that are pyramid-shaped. The most comprehensive changes to the reform of the existing system relate to  establishing a system of tourist boards according to the principle of destination management with an emphasis on depoliticization, rationalization and encouraging consensual association. The new system leaves the pyramid structure due to the changing tasks of the tourist boards themselves and ultimately so that all the set goals can be met.  CNTB, which represents the National Tourist Organization, leaves the care of tourist boards in terms of supervision and coordination and focuses on promoting our country outside the borders of the Republic of Croatia in eminent markets in order to better position the country in the world tourism market.  The tasks of regional and local tourist organizations are now more precisely defined and the scale has been raised when we talk about what is expected of them, Stanisic points out and adds that in order for the system to fulfill new tasks that are much more demanding, it was necessary to redefine the distribution of sojourn tax and membership fees. .Thus, according to the new model, regional tourist boards will receive 15% of revenues from the tourist tax and membership fees, which is five percent more than before. According to the new distribution, the Croatian Tourist Board NTO will receive 20 percent, which is five percent less than before, and local tourist boards in the percentage remain at the same level as before – or 65 percent of total revenues.The goal of the new Law on Tourist Tax is decentralizationRegarding the proposal of the Law on Tourist Tax the main goals of the system reform are decentralization, strengthening the development potential of tourism and supporting underdeveloped areas.  The reason for the changes is the large disparity in the tourism development of the maritime and continental counties to the Adriatic counties, which generate higher revenues from the sojourn tax, while for the continental counties the membership fee is the basic income. Decentralization is manifested in the fact that the decision on the amount of sojourn tax will no longer be made by the Government of the Republic of Croatia at the proposal of the Ministry of Tourism, but by the County Assembly, ie the City Assembly of Zagreb, for each city / municipality.  “Of course, for this, the necessary framework will be set within which the amount of the sojourn tax will have to move. In this way, the counties are given the authority to decide on the amount of the sojourn tax in accordance with the tourism development of individual cities and municipalities, and the development strategy, and thus influence the amount of income for their area. ” stand out from the Ministry of Tourism.The new draft law also establishes a new distribution of funds from the tourist taxThe novelty is the Fund for United Tourist Boards, which was mentioned earlier, and the new distribution, which gives regional tourist boards five percent more. Regarding the distribution of tourist tax in nautical, so far the distribution of funds has been based on the model that 40% of funds were paid to the tourist community in which nautical traffic is realized, 10% to national parks and nature parks in which nautical traffic is realized, and the remaining 50 % CNTB.The new key implies new proportions, 65 percent to the tourist board, 15 percent to the national parks and nature parks in whose area nautical traffic is realized, and the remaining 20% ​​to the Croatian Tourist Board. In addition, during the drafting of this law, special care was taken of all assisted areas which, after classification by classes, in the new proposal are classified in the first to fourth groups for which the tourist tax can be determined in the amount reduced by up to 30%. development.The law on membership fees in tourist boards no longer has to be paid by all entrepreneurs Regarding the Law on Membership Fees in Tourist Boards, According to the Minister of Tourism, the guiding thread in drafting this Act was certainly to reduce the administrative burden on entrepreneurs, craftsmen and all private renters and a fairer model of coverage of taxpayers as well as the distribution of funds paid from membership fees.With the new proposal, banks are obliged to pay membership fees in the part for income in the balance sheet from the group “income from fees and commissions” – given that their income in this business segment increases significantly during the heart of the tourist year. With a new proposal the number of membership fee rates is reduced from the current 28 to 5 and part of the membership fee is deleted: activities such as sea and coastal transport of goods, operation of sports facilities, computer programming, information services, translation and interpreter services, artistic creation, hairdressing salons and beauty salons.  In relation with  administrative relief, it is crucial to point out that the membership fee for private renters and family farms will be paid with the new model in a lump sum, ie per bed – thus the Ministry of Tourism points out that they simplify the membership fee model for these two groups of entities. more just. In the draft, special care was taken about assisted areas where the membership fee is 20% less than prescribed.Get involved in a constructive discussion because it is about your future. Now is your chance to give your suggestions, criticisms, advice and loud reflections.Attachment:1.Proposal of the Law on Tourist Boards and Promotion of Croatian Tourism2. Proposal of the Law on Tourist Tax3. Proposal of the Law on Membership Fees in Tourist Boardslast_img read more

Had enough inaction over gun violence

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionLawnmowers don’t mow lawns. People mow lawns. But, the lawnmowers make it easier and more likely for lawns to be mowed. Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. When the hell are we going to come to our senses? When will we say enough is enough? When will our lawmakers put decency, empathy and common sense before power and money? Enough.Anthony J. SantoRotterdam More from The Daily Gazette:Rotterdam convenience store operator feels results of having Stewart’s as new neighborCar hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img