The Standing Committee of the Oxford Union have voted to host the Steve Bannon event tomorrow as normal, after a cagey meeting.The society’s governing body voted by seven votes to six to continue with the event, and defeat Secretary Nick Brown’s attempt to disinvite the controversial American speaker.In the meeting, a number of committee members criticised both Bannon’s invitation and Union President Stephan Horvath’s decision to reveal the invitation to the committee 48 hours before the event.Horvath told committee members that if it is felt that Bannon was “inadequately challenged “at tomorrow’s event he would resign form his position.Union’s treasurer-elect, Amy Gregg, called the manner in which Horvath disclosed the invitation to the committee as “highly irresponsible”.Horvath defended this decision to delay the announcement telling the committee members that it was taken to minimise “public disruption”, citing the wide-spread reaction to the Union hosting Marine Le Pen in 2015.Others, including ex-Union President in Trinity Term 1967, Stephen Marks, advocated against the event saying that it will give controversial speakers such as Bannon, a “veneer of credibility”.Marks, also a Labour Councillor, told the committee that it ought to be ashamed of itself, calling Bannon’s invitation “a gob in the face of the people of this city who have expressed concerns”.Stephen Horvath has been contacted for comment.
On that occasion, Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli stressed the importance of investing in raising the quality of the destination. “By investing in public tourist infrastructure projects, the quality of the total tourist offer is raised, for which we allocate almost 50 million kuna in two years. From this year, we started co-financing the development of tourism development sustainability and reception capacity with an action plan because it is necessary for destinations to develop strategic documents so that tourism can continue to develop responsibly and sustainably, to the satisfaction of tourists and locals.” Cappelli pointed out. Through the Public Call for Applications for Grants under the Public Tourism Infrastructure Development Program in 2019, the Ministry of Tourism has provided HRK 25 million for the development of public tourism infrastructure in 2019. The Ministry co-finances up to 80 percent, or up to 90 percent of the eligible / eligible costs of implementing an individual project. The maximum amount of co-financing will depend on the development index of local and regional self-government units – so I. and II. development group of regional self-government units and I., II., III. and IV. the group of development of local self-government units have the right to co-financing projects in the amount of up to 90 percent of eligible / eligible costs, and other groups up to 80 percent of eligible / eligible costs. In addition to the above, the preparation of project-technical documentation for will be co-financed cable cars with amounts from a minimum of HRK 100 thousand to a maximum of HRK 700 thousand per project. Also, co-financing is starting making a study of the sustainability of tourism development and reception capacity with an action plan. The maximum amount of support for regional self-government units is 200 thousand kuna, and for local self-government units 100 thousand kuna, ie up to 80 percent, or up to 90 percent of eligible eligible costs, depending on the development index of the local self-government unit. In addition to the above, the subject of co-financing are quality management studies in tourism and only units of regional self-government – counties – can apply for the preparation of subject studies. The maximum amount of support is HRK 200 thousand, ie up to 80 percent, or up to 90 percent of eligible / eligible costs, depending on the development index. It is co-financed arranging and marking existing and new cycling, hiking and riding routes. The novelty is the co-financing of the procurement and installation of service stations for bicycle repair, procurement and installation of bicycle movement / traffic counters and the arrangement of cycling tourist rest areas / lookouts on cycling tourist routes. The funds are intended for regional self-government units – counties. The minimum amount of support is 100 thousand kuna, and the maximum 500 thousand kuna per project. For projects beach the minimum amount of support is HRK 200 thousand, and the maximum amount of support is HRK 800 thousand. To co-finance the continuation of the construction of visitor centers and interpretation centers, the amount ranges from a minimum of HRK 100 thousand to a maximum of HRK 800 thousand of support. In accordance with the project of the Government of the Republic of Croatia “Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srijem”, the Ministry of Tourism co-finances the construction, extension, reconstruction or adaptation and multimedia equipping visitor centers and interpretation centers in the area of Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srijem with a minimum of 100 thousand kuna and a maximum of 800 thousand kuna. These are funds intended for the public sector for the arrangement of beaches and bathing areas, continuation of construction, extension, reconstruction or adaptation and multimedia equipping of visitor centers and interpretation centers, public tourist infrastructure for active tourism and project-technical documentation for cable cars. For the first time, the financing of studies on the sustainability of tourism development and reception capacity with an action plan and studies on quality management in tourism have been included. The public call is open until June 28, 2019, and more information on the conditions can be found in the attachment Attachment: Public call for applications for grants under the Public Tourism Infrastructure Development Program in 2019
Mario Gomez struck in injury time as Bayern Munich took a huge step towards avenging their defeat by Inter Milan in the 2010 Champions League final.The Bundesliga top scorer pounced on an error by Inter keeper Julio Cesar to tap home a priceless away goal in the first leg of the sides’ last-16 clash.Bayern played the better football throughout with Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben hitting the woodwork.Samuel Eto’o was repeatedly denied by keeper Thomas Kraft in an open match.Yet the game looked to be heading for a stalemate until the 90th minute when Cesar failed to hold Robben’s 20-yard strike and Gomez capitalised, leaving Inter’s grasp on the Champions League crown they won last May hanging by a thread.It was no less than the Germans deserved for a display full of attacking panache, led by the outstanding Robben, with 22-year-old goalkeeper Kraft imperious on his ninth senior match for the club. The two sides have endured a rough time since meeting in last year’s final, with Inter eclipsed by rivals AC Milan in Serie A and Bayern 13 points adrift of the Bundesliga summit.But both have improved of late, with Bayern in particular notching 22 goals in their previous seven games, and they produced an entertaining match with a dramatic finale.The Inter side that beat Bayern 2-0 last season famously had no Italians in it but the sole indigenous player in the current line-up, Andrea Ranocchia, should have given the Nerazzurri the lead within 70 seconds.The young centre-back, making his first Champions League start, found himself unmarked from Wesley Sneijder’s free-kick but he turned his effort wide from a few yards out.Bayern youngster Kraft was then called into action to charge down a close-range effort from Esteban Cambiasso. The visitors improved with star duo Ribery and Robben, playing together for only the third time this season because of injuries, beginning to shine.The pair combined to create Bayern’s best chance of the first half when Ribery headed his team-mate’s dinked cross against the bar.A fabulous Bayern passing move then ended inauspiciously when Gomez walloped the ball way over the bar from 10 yards.While the visitors continued to play the prettier football, Inter’s defence proved typically durable and the Italians created another chance when Kraft made a terrific one-handed save to deny Eto’o from 12 yards.Bayern had a great opportunity to break the deadlock seconds after half-time when Robben’s right-wing cross presented Thomas Mueller with a free header, which he contrived to glance well wide.Robben then created a chance for himself, scurrying across the penalty area before rifling an effort against the outside of the post as the Germans began to look dominant. Bayern’s stylish approach play continued to be undermined by their sloppiness in defence and Kraft again came to the rescue to parry Eto’o’s fierce effort, with Cambiasso spooning the rebound over with the goal at his mercy.Just as the match appeared to be igniting, it just as quickly began to fizzle out with Bayern unable to find the final ball to compliment their superior possession.There were no more chances of note until the final 10 minutes, with Inter appearing to be finishing the match stronger.Kraft made two stops, first to deny substitute Houssine Kharja and then to parry Thiago Motta’s point-blank header, before Eto’o’s goalbound effort was deflected just wide.But it was Bayern who found the decisive goal at the death when Robben broke forward and unleashed a strike from just outside the box, which Julio Cesar parried into the path of Gomez who tucked gleefully home. Source: BBC