The car rental industry is looking for urgent measures to save jobs

first_imgPhoto: Pexels.com By the way, it is good to know that Rent-a-car annually orders about 15-18 thousand new vehicles, with a total purchase value of approximately 250,000.000 euros, which includes large amounts of paid VAT and PPMV, as well as vehicle registration. Rent-a-car activity is one of the most important business segments for leasing companies and insurers, and in the last ten years the rent-a-car industry is responsible for 30-45% of all newly registered vehicles in Croatia, which is again very important for the functioning importers, distribution, transport, service and repairs. The following 4 emergency measures are needed to preserve the car rental industry: Rent-a-car The HUP Coordination therefore proposes the adoption of urgent additional assistance measures for the sector, in order to ensure the retention of employees and the preservation of rent-a-car companies until the normalization of operations. Also, Petreski emphasizes that due to the suspension of tourist arrivals, they demand that the collection of rent for counters and parking spaces at airports be suspended. In the financial aid package, it is extremely important to present to the Government of the Republic of Croatia the real illiquidity of tourism in the first part of the year and the positive cash flow where possible surplus (profit) is realized only at the end of summer. waiting until September 2021 because other options are not realistic, he points out Mladen Petreski, President of Rent-a-car Coordination of HUP He adds: The car rental industry in Croatia generates as much as 90 percent of its rental income, and due to the crisis, the entire sector is completely blocked. Rent-a-car annually orders about 15-18 thousand new vehicles “The consequences of this crisis will be much deeper and more far-reaching than anyone could have expected. It is difficult to predict the beginning of the normalization of business in tourism, so it is necessary to plan a new set of measures as soon as possible so that the tourism-dependent sector can preserve jobs and welcome 2021.”Concludes Petreski. “We welcome the April package of Government measures that have brought major shifts and help for the economy. We expect that significant relief in the area of ​​parafiscal levies will be brought soon. As vehicles are our main means of work, it is important for our industry to relieve all vehicle-related benefits. Therefore, we hope to soon consider the proposal to postpone the obligation to register new vehicles and extend the validity of registrations during the time when the vehicles were out of order. Although Leasing is also included in the Government’s measures of moratorium and reprogramming, leasing obligations of leasing companies for now approve a delay of 3 months, which is not enough for our companies. It is necessary to ensure a moratorium of at least 18 months for the period of suspended revenues and low liquidity. ” The annual income of rent-a-car activities in Croatia is estimated at approx. 150,000.000 euros including VAT – most of the foreign currency collected directly from tourists and agents from abroad. Leasing moratorium should be agreed for a realistically feasible period of 18 months through changes in moratorium measures and loan repayment rescheduling of all those affected by the crisis Suspend the collection of rents at airports during the suspension of commercial flights and the percentage reduction after the start of passenger traffic (2019/20)Extension of the duration of vehicle registration for a period of 1 to 3 months as long as the vehicles are out of order and extension of the deadline within which a new vehicle must be registeredSuspension of payment of the RTV feelast_img read more

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Aiyegbeni Retires from Football

first_imgThe powerful striker scored 21 goals in 57 appearances for Nigeria and took part in four Africa Cup of Nations as well as the 2010 World Cup.“The Yak… is 3rd best all time scorer of the senior national team. Thank you for the memories,” the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) tweeted.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former Super Eagles forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has retired from professional soccer on his 35th birthday.Yakubu, who played his club football at Portsmouth, Everton, Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers, made 250 Premier League appearances and scored 96 goals in a career spanning 20 years. He also featured three times for fourth-tier side Coventry City this year before being released.“I would like to officially announce my retirement from professional football today,” Yakubu told Sky Sports yesterday.last_img read more

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Lakers CEO Jeanie Buss talks business (and championships) at team’s high-tech El Segundo home

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersLater, while introducing Buss to the crowd of roughly 500 members of the El Segundo business community and civic leaders, Soon-Shiong called her an “inspiration to women.”PreviousLakers owner Jeanie Buss, center, listens to comments during the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Lakers owner Jeanie Buss chats before the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. Buss is this years winner of the Champions of Business award. The event and dinner and awards are hosted by the City of El Segundo and the El Segundo Devolopment Advisory Council. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLakers owner Jeanie Buss received the Champions of Business award at the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. The event and dinner and awards are hosted by the City of El Segundo and the El Segundo Development Advisory Council. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Al Keahi, left, and Barbara Voss deliver remarks during the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, center, shares a laugh with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong during the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. Buss is this years winner of the Champions of Business award and Soon-Shiong won the award in 2017. The event and dinner and awards are hosted by the City of El Segundo and the El Segundo Devolpment Advisory Council. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, center, listens to comments during the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 5Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, center, listens to comments during the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)ExpandAfter working for the organization since the age of 19, the 55-year-old took over as controlling owner of the Lakers from her father, the late Jerry Buss, who bought the franchise in 1979. In her brief remarks, Buss thanked the city and the community at large for the award.“I want to thank everybody for coming and enjoying our home,” she said. “Thank you for making us feel so connected to your community.”And then a few words about that certain someone coming to the Lakers next season, LeBron James.“About the championship, I can’t make any promises, but I believe in Magic and that’s who’s leading us,” said Buss, referring to Magic Johnson who took over as president of basketball operations last year and who’s been credited with convincing James to sign with L.A. Shortly before Los Angeles Lakers CEO Jeanie Buss received the Champion of Business Award from the City of El Segundo Wednesday night, cancer pioneer and new Los Angeles Times owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong approached her.Reporters around Buss were all told to keep the questions to the new 120,000-square-foot Lakers training facility, where the event was being held, and the booming El Segundo business climate.But there was a different championship – that of the NBA – on the mind of Soon-Shiong, a die-hard Lakers fan since the 1980s.“I told them you promised us a championship,” Soon-Shiong said, laughing. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, center, shares a laugh with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong during the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. Buss is this years winner of the Champions of Business award and Soon-Shiong won the award in 2017. The event and dinner and awards are hosted by the City of El Segundo and the El Segundo Devolpment Advisory Council. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)In addition to honoring Buss, the city handed awards for Entrepreneur of the Year to Mike Mothner, founder and CEO of Wpromote, a digital marketing firm, and the Big Idea Award to Beyond Meat, which manufactures meat substitute products from a lab in El Segundo.Los Angeles Times’ Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine gave the keynote address.More than the awards and the speeches, however, it was the energy in the room especially among elected officials and civic leaders under the backdrop of the Lakers new training facility that could really be felt Wednesday night.The center features a plyo-metric training area, weight room, on-court video display technology, state-of-the-art conditioning room with whirlpools and a cryogenic chamber as well as a commercial kitchen with on-staff nutritionist.Buss said the franchise looked at other areas but decided to stay in El Segundo, down the street from the previous training center it shared with the Los Angeles Kings, for various reasons. The new center is roughly three times the size of the old space and puts the Lakers among the top echelon in the NBA in terms of training facilities, Buss said.“With the success we’ve had in El Segundo in terms of winning five championships since we’ve been here and finding a City Council and business leaders, who were supportive of progress and growth, we really were of like mind,” Buss said.Lakers owner Jeanie Buss received the Champions of Business award at the El Segundo 2018 Champions of Business celebration and award ceremony at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo on Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018. The event and dinner and awards are hosted by the City of El Segundo and the El Segundo Development Advisory Council. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)El Segundo has been attracting a stunning number of new start-up firms as well as such big investors as the Lakers, LA Times and Soon-Shiong’s new cancer center. Since 2014, commercial vacancies in the city have dropped by 10 percent.“There is so much going on that we’re excited about,” said Barbara Voss, Economic Development Director.Mayor Drew Boyles, who’s lived in El Segundo for 24 years, said the change has been “unbelievable.”“I’ve seen El Segundo really transform,” Boyles said. “I think El Segundo is finally being viewed in a different light, which is true innovation.”Related Articles While El Segundo encompasses just five square miles with 17,000 residents, roughly 55,000 people commute into the city for work.Mayor Pro Tem Carol Pirsztuk said the city has tried to foster a welcoming environment toward business with low license taxes and other incentives.“When you come to El Segundo you are not just a business and partner, you are a family member,” Pirsztuk said. 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