Beekeeping and tourism can go together

first_imgAn interesting story comes from the town of Łódđa, the third most populous city in Poland, where resourceful workers set up six hives with 60 diligent bees on the roof of a local hotel within the Hilton tourist hotel chain.In Poland, according to Polish media, the Lodz case is not isolated and there are bee communities in several other cities, and experts are convinced that honey produced by “urban” bees, despite concerns that car degradation could harm urban bees and their honey, may be healthier. from that which arose in nature, away from urban environments. Namely, city bees pollinate plants in parks and collect honey there, and parks are not treated with any chemical pesticides, unlike fields where bees live in nature. Hilton took advantage of the fact that across the hotel is a park with various and lush vegetation, trees and flowers because “their” bees do not only pollinate the flowers that adorn the hotel environment.Ingenious hoteliers from Lodz calculate that each bee community brings 30 kilograms of quality honey per season, which will be tasted exclusively by hotel guests, so imaginative chefs have already designed a menu that includes honey produced on their roof. They recommend other hotels and other institutions near the parks to follow their example and – they will not regret it.Here we witness an example of the synergy of beekeeping and tourism, and in the example from Vinkovci we also see how beekeeping and tourism can work together.A unique honey souvenir in the shape of Orion, the oldest calendar in EuropeVinkovci beekeeper Goran Ferbežar, who has been engaged in beekeeping for five years, made an attractive souvenir that represents Vinkovci in the most beautiful way, more precisely, the long and rich history of the oldest town in Europe. He made a faithful replica of the Orion vessel from beeswax with all the symbols that mark the constellations of the night sky above Vinkovci. He also designed an attractive box for a replica of Orion made of wax, which also contains a short instructive explanation of what Orion is and why it is exceptional as an archaeological artifact.”I was thinking of making an authentic Vinkovci wax souvenir, because I already have several wax products, and the shelves on which I exhibit honey and other bee products have city motifs and give off a Vinkovci flair. Orion came to my mind because otherwise I think that in making souvenirs we should use more motifs from the distant past and make replicas of objects found in archeological excavations in the area of ​​the city. I wanted to connect the pristine nature of bees because they fly in this area for millions of years and produce honey and wax in the same way and the vessel Orion, the oldest Indo-European calendar found in Vinkovci”, Says Goran Ferbežar.The Orion vessel in Vinkovci below today’s Hotel Slavonija was discovered by archaeologist Aleksandar Durman, and he understood the meaning of the symbol on it only 20 years later, and studying it revealed that it is the oldest calendar in Europe dating from 2600 BC.last_img read more

Almost all business sectors will get tax breaks: Govt

first_imgThe tax breaks will be provided to the following 18 sectors:FoodMining and coalManufacturingElectricity and gasWastewater managementConstructionTradeLogisticsFood and beverage Accommodation providersInformation and communicationsFinance and insuranceReal estateProfessional servicesTravel agentsEducationHealthcare and social activitiesTourism and recreationSource: Coordinating Economic Minister Airangga Hartarto The Tax Office, meanwhile, has announced new tax incentives to boost the supply of medical devices, including tax exemptions for personal protective equipment and medicine manufacturers. More than 20,000 manufacturers have applied to receive tax incentives.Tax Office chief Suryo Utomo said the government would waive value-added taxes, individual income taxes and import taxes for goods and services needed to manage the COVID-19 crisis, adding that the exemptions would be provided to government institutions and hospitals, among others.“This will serve as fiscal support to handle the COVID-19 pandemic,” Suryo told reporters during a teleconferenced press briefing. The regulation took effect immediately and will remain in place for the next six months.According to Finance Ministerial Regulation No. 28/2020, the government will not collect value-added and import taxes from imports of medicines, vaccines, laboratory devices, testing kits, protective gear, patient treatment kits and other COVID-19 related goods.The government will also pay the value-added taxes for services needed to handle the pandemic, including construction and consultation, among other services.As many as 20,018 firms have applied for the tax incentives for manufacturing companies, Suryo said. Around 15,000 applications have been accepted, according to an official document.Indonesia has set aside Rp 436.1 trillion from the 2020 state budget for medical needs, social safety net programs, relief for small and medium businesses, as well as relief for manufacturing and tourism companies to handle the impacts of the pneumonia-like illness that has infected more than 7,135 people as of Wednesday afternoon, killing 616.”Ideally, the stimulus should help all sectors affected by the pandemic to improve their resiliency against crisis,” said Perbanas Institute economist Piter Abdullah. “However, the current stimulus will not be enough to finance the fight against the pandemic.”The government needs to commit at least $70.5 billion to its healthcare, social safety net and business recovery programs, Piter projected. The government is looking to finalize next week Rp 35.3 trillion (US$2.26 billion) in new tax incentives for 18 sectors including those hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic such as tourism and the food and beverage sector. It will also introduce new tax breaks for the healthcare sector.The government is currently formulating the regulation and will finalize it by next week in its fourth stimulus package, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said. The incentives will take the form of individual income tax exemptions, import tax deferrals and corporate tax discounts — similar to those offered to the manufacturing sector in previous stimulus packages. “Almost all of sectors of the economy will receive tax breaks,” Sri Mulyani told reporters, adding that the plan included rolling out tax breaks for micro, small and medium businesses. “Micro, small and medium business taxes will be covered by the government.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

SU volleyball suffers first home loss of season to Marquette

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_isemancenter_img Syracuse assistant coach Carol LaMarche stood on the side of the court, hands on her head, expressing anger at the referee over a call he had just made. No matter how hard she tried to make her case, there was only one thing that didn’t need a ruling: It just wasn’t the Orange’s day. ‘(The calls) definitely didn’t help our score,’ LaMarche said. ‘There were a couple of key points where if it swung a point our way and a little momentum, things could’ve been different.’ Unfortunately for Syracuse (20-3, 3-3 Big East), the momentum stayed on the side of Marquette. In a match in which the Golden Eagles (13-7, 4-2) overmatched the Orange, SU suffered a 0-3 loss at the Women’s Building Saturday for its first home defeat this season. Little went right for Syracuse throughout the entire match. The Golden Eagles hitters overpowered the Orange defense, while the Syracuse offense couldn’t find the holes in Marquette’s. ‘They just came out ready to play,’ defensive specialist Sarah Hayes said. ‘They’re pretty big girls, so if our block wasn’t there, they could just crush a ball on the 15-foot line. I don’t think we’ve really seen that too much this year.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text As good as Syracuse was, Marquette was better. SU came into the day confident, ready to add another ‘W’ to the win column in the conference standings. It didn’t matter. The Golden Eagles came in more ready and more confident. Both teams were evenly matched, each coming into the day with a 3-2 record in the Big East. On paper, either one had a chance to get a victory. SU was coming off two hard-fought wins and was staring at a spot in the conference top five right in the face. Marquette stood as the one thing blocking Syracuse on its way up the standings. And no matter what it did, Syracuse just couldn’t get past it. ‘Defense was definitely down today,’ LaMarche said. ‘They were the better team today, and we had no answer.’ Syracuse never had a chance to take the lead. When it would get a point, Marquette would get one right back. SU was in the position of playing catch-up for the whole match, and the impenetrable Golden Eagles defense never let up. Going on a run for SU wasn’t possible. The Orange came within reach in the second set, when it got the score to 22-24. All it had to do was hold Marquette down to get a chance at scoring three points. But like it had all day long, Marquette retook control and made a kill to win the set. That was as close as Syracuse came to tying the score. ‘Sometimes you’re hoping that they’re going to have a weakness and wouldn’t be able to hold (the lead),’ outside hitter Noemie Lefebvre said. ‘But they came out really strong, they wanted to beat us like crazy.’ That was clear from the time even before the match. Marquette was vocal during warm-ups, making sure its presence was known. When they won a point, the Golden Eagles erupted in cheers loud enough to suggest it had won the entire match. As the match went on, the frustration for the Orange built up more and more. Every questionable call against the Orange elicited a shocked response from every SU player on the court. It seemed all of the controversial calls went against the Orange. Every time a call was made in Marquette’s favor, its side of the court erupted in cheers, while Syracuse tried to regroup enough to try and get some control of the match. But no matter how hard it tried, it was never able to do so. ‘We don’t have control over what they call,’ Hayes said. ‘I think it does have an effect, especially when there are so many of them.’ The calls were just one part of what went wrong for the Orange. SU had no answer for the overwhelming Marquette hitters, while the Orange had no chance at getting past an unbreakable Golden Eagles defense. For SU, it was a day to forget. ‘Everything was going well for them today,’ Lefebvre said. ‘Not so much on our side.’ cjiseman@syr.edulast_img read more

AC Milan to reward Gattuso with new contract

first_img“When we open our eggs this Easter, we’re going to find Gennaro Gattuso’s renewal inside,” the club’s sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli told journalists.“I’ve been telling you for some time, although perhaps you only know him as a player, that Rino (Gattuso) is already an important coach and in the future will be one of the best in the world, so it’s only right that Milan keep hold of him.“We are working to start a new era with Gattuso, because we believe he is the right coach for a Milan that must be a protagonist over the next few years.”Gattuso — an AC Milan player from 1999-2012 — has guided the northern Italian side on a 10-game unbeaten streak in Serie A, including eight wins, ahead of Saturday’s game against champions Juventus in Turin.Italian media reports suggest he could sign the new deal prior to the city derby against Inter Milan on April 4.“We all want it (contract), Rino like all of us, we just need to find the right time to do what we have to do,” added Mirabelli.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gattuso took over at AC Milan on a caretaker basis last November and has rekindled the club’s season © AFP/File / Marco BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Mar 29 – AC Milan have confirmed that coach Gennaro Gattuso will be rewarded with a new contract this Easter.Gattuso, the club’s former youth team coach, took over the seven-time European champions from Vincenzo Montella on a caretaker basis last November and has rekindled the club’s season as they sit within the Europa League spots and with hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.last_img read more