Finally, the details about the long-announced and long-awaited, favorable HBOR loans for hosts in family accommodation are known. Landlords may not apply for a decision on harmonization of standards and continue to provide catering services, but then lose the right to display the label for the category (stars) on the facility where they provide catering services and promotional materials, the Ministry of Tourism concludes. – four years from the entry into force of this Act, if the decision on approval was obtained after 31 December 2004. Law on Amendments to the Law on Catering Activity The lowest loan amount will be HRK 20.000, and the highest HRK 375.000 with an interest rate of 2,70% for loans in HRK and 2,00% interest for loans in euros, all with a repayment period of 10 years with a grace period of one year. In the procedure of issuing the said decision, it is not determined that the tenant is the owner of the facility in which he provides services or that he is the owner of the land for camping, nor the condition of usability of the facility, but only whether the facility in which the services will be provided meets the minimum requirements. category. – three years from the entry into force of this Act, if they obtained the decision on approval in the period from 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2004. Also, this measure is provided with the aim of helping renters who want to go through the new recategorization process, if they still want to keep the label for the category (stars), which is an obligation under the new Law on Amendments to the Law on Hospitality. Otherwise, landlords who obtained a solution after September 1, 2007 have no obligation to harmonize the standards of facilities (recategorization). But let’s go in order. – two years from the entry into force of this Act, if they have obtained a decision on approval by 31 December 2000. Optimal deadlines are provided for harmonization, which allow sufficient time for adjustment and finding the best solution for improving the quality of accommodation units in households: Namely, after the entry into force (November 17, 2018) of the Law on Amendments to the Law on Hospitality for the process of harmonization with the current Ordinance on classification and categorization of facilities, the Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with HBOR provided renters with favorable financial instruments for increasing the quality and additional offer of facilities in the household. According to the Ministry of Tourism, one credit line will be available to natural persons – renters who have a decision on approval for the provision of catering services in the household related to accommodation in a room, apartment, holiday home, camp or camping resort. Finally, it is important to point out that landlords who obtained a solution after September 1, 2007 have no obligation to harmonize the standards of facilities (recategorization). The decision on harmonization of standards is issued by the competent office (state administration office in the county or administrative body responsible for catering) according to the location of the facility, at the request of the landlord, while inspection of compliance with the provisions related to harmonization of standards will be carried out by the tourist inspection. Landlords who on the day of entry into force of the Act on Amendments to the Act on Hospitality (November 17, 2018) provide catering services in the household on the basis of a decision on approval issued before September 1, 2007 or on the basis of a decision issued before the application submitted before 1 September 2007, in order to continue providing catering services with the right to display the category (star) mark on the facility where they provide catering services, they must submit a proper application for a decision on approval for the provision of catering services in the household in accordance with the Act and the Ordinance on classification and categorization of facilities in which catering services are provided in the household (Official Gazette 9/16, 54/16, 61/16 and 69/17). The new Ordinance on the classification and categorization of facilities in which catering services are provided in the household has not yet been adopted, because before that it was necessary to adopt amendments to the Law on Catering Activity, and it is expected soon. Attachment: The goal of more favorable loans through HBOR is to support family accommodation to develop better and better through the harmonization of standards, increasing the quality and additional offer of facilities in the household.
Press Association Ireland captain Liam Finn will be back in Super League in 2014 after being snapped up by Castleford. The 30-year-old goalkicking half-back, who had brief spells in the top flight with Halifax and Wakefield, has linked up with the Tigers following his release by neighbouring Championship club Featherstone. “I’m flattered and extremely grateful that a great traditional club like Castleford has given me the opportunity to play in Super League again,” said Finn, who led the Irish in all three World Cup games against Fiji, England and Australia. “I didn’t take my chance last time and it has been a long road back. “I hope to pay that back to the club and the coaching staff with hard work and by proving to them – and to myself – that I am more than capable of being a quality Super League player for them and make the most of a second chance playing at the highest level.” Finn scored 1,484 points in two spells at Featherstone, where he played under Castleford coach Daryl Powell. “Liam Finn has been a stand-out performer in the Championship for the last four seasons,” said Powell. “He is an outstanding player in both half-back and hooker positions and will further enhance the quality of our competition in those positions. “I am supremely confident he will do well in Super League as a result of his professional attitude and skill sets and I’m looking forward to working with him again here at Castleford Tigers.”
Redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Jay Tufele (right) and redshirt senior defensive lineman Christian Rector (left) line up against Notre Dame Saturday. (Sarah Ko | Daily Trojan) Both USC and Arizona look to regain their footing Saturday when they face off at 6:30 p.m. in the Coliseum. But despite inching closer to a record on Saturday, Tate did not look like the veteran he is. He completed just 52% of his passes and was sacked four times. It’ll be a toss-up whether Tate has another poor performance or if he’ll bring the heat against the Trojans as he did versus Colorado two weeks ago. The Trojans host Arizona at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The loss of redshirt junior tailback Vavae Malepeai, who underwent knee surgery Tuesday, will be a big hit to the Trojans. The surgery will clear out swelling that has caused him soreness all season. In Malepeai’s absence, offensive coordinator Graham Harrell emphasized keeping redshirt freshman tailback Markese Stepp and junior tailback Stephen Carr fresh with touches. “I think we’re at least as good as each and every team we’ve played,” Helton said. “We got a tremendous opportunity to go try to win six games and try to get back to Santa Clara.” Redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Jay Tufele expressed a sentiment that seemed to say it wasn’t the Irish who won Saturday’s game but the Trojans who lost it. USC (3-3, 2-1 in the Pac-12) will be coming off back-to-back losses to No. 25 Washington and No. 8 Notre Dame. Not only is this USC’s homecoming weekend, but it is also a true homecoming for the Trojans, having been away from the Coliseum for four weeks now. This bodes well, given that USC is undefeated at home this season. USC has also won its last six games against Arizona (4-2, 2-1 in the Pac-12), and have dropped just two games to the Wildcats since 2001. Arizona is the No. 9 offense in the nation by yardage, with 3,056 yards under its belt so far. USC’s weakness has been the defense, which allowed the Irish to run for 308 rushing yards. The Trojan offense chugged along, putting up 426 total yards, but they’ll continue to struggle this weekend unless they get their defense under control. However, USC’s offensive attack will likely meet little resistance from Arizona, which ranks No. 11 in pass defense out of the 12 teams that make up the Pac-12. Unlike USC’s offense, led by newcomer Slovis, Arizona is led by a third-year starter. Senior quarterback Khalil Tate threw his 53rd career touchdown pass last weekend against Washington, putting him just 14 touchdowns away from tying the school record of 67. The Trojans and their Air Raid offense were able to move the ball well on Saturday. Their downfall though, as freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis said postgame, was execution. USC will undoubtedly be looking to capitalize on the opportunities it creates for itself in this upcoming game against the Wildcats. Conversely, Arizona is ranked third in the Pac-12 in third-down conversion rate at 46.84%. This upcoming game will be USC’s first of six straight conference matchups and a stepping stone on the path to head coach Clay Helton’s goal of capturing the Pac-12 title. There is little room for continued error in this coming stretch. “Everyone’s spirit is up. There were three games that all had the same thing in common, just minor mistakes,” he said. “I don’t think it was anything big. It was just us. We hurt ourselves. When we start rolling and when this team starts going, I think we can be the best in the country.” Undoubtedly, fundamentals and executing properly will be a focus for the Trojans in this upcoming game.