first_imgA large number of apartments built as part of the Incentive Housing (POS) project in Istria are rented as apartments, he writes Glas Istre. Unfortunately, this news is nothing new, everyone knows everything and it has been going on for years, but… always the one but in Lijepa naša.Thus, the project, which was conceived as a support to citizens in solving the housing issue, as one of the basic needs of life, has largely turned into something quite the opposite – to support citizens to get extra income. Namely, POS apartments were sold at better prices than the market ones and were not intended to be rented out to tourists. But there are no legal obstacles, so that is exactly what is happening.POS apartments are used exclusively to solve the housing issue, and not to generate additional income, taking away the advantage of those for whom that apartment would be the only real estate. And that is why everyone who rents POS apartments as apartments should be fined as well as automatically charged the full market amount for the apartment, because the basic housing issue has obviously been resolved. Even to finally introduce some order and a drastic solution to confiscate the apartment, so that the apartment is given to the family that has a real need to solve the housing issue. Because this way, all those who pay taxes and all obligations to the State turn out to be fools, and some individuals exploit the system with our money.Tenants are not even embarrassed to walk around the city, they even brag about how cheap they got to the apartment, says Gabrijela Đukes Bašić, a city councilor from Umag and a tenant in the POS building where 60 percent of apartments are used for rent to tenants or tourists. Voice of Istria.A particularly interesting example is from Umag, where one of the POS apartments in 154. brigade Hrvatske vojske Street is owned by the wife of the head of the Office of the Mayor of the City of Umag, Diego Banković. The Bankovics are renting an apartment to tourists and, it seems, are particularly sensitive in protecting the comfort of their guests to such an extent that a few days ago Diego Bankovic chased away the children of tenants playing in front of the building and threatened to call the police.One of the parents found himself in front of the building and opposed Banković by claiming that this was a POS building, not an apartment complex, and that all these children were tenants who had the right to gather in front of the building in which they lived. He added, as Glas Istre writes, that the goal of POS is to solve housing issues, mostly of young people, and not to bribe with purchased apartments, rent or turn them into cheap tourist apartments. To make matters more paradoxical, it is the same Banković, as a city official, who participates in determining the conditions, criteria and procedure for the purchase of apartments from the POS program.In the whole story, the question is whether the mentioned POS apartment, ie the apartment for rent to tourists, is registered in the eVisitor system or receives tourists illegally.last_img read more

first_img7-13 King Arthurs Circle, Sovereign IslandTHERE are plenty of amazing coastal properties to choose from on the market at the moment, particularly if you’ve got plenty to spend.The Gold Coast is renowned for having some of the most amazing beachfront and waterfront homes on offer.One of the most impressive listings is a seven-bedroom home at 7-13 King Arthurs Court, Sovereign Islands. 7-13 King Arthurs Circle, Sovereign IslandA main staircase was designed and manufactured in Italy and shipped in one piece. It is listed by Vivian Yu and Paul Arthur of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty.Also impressive is an incredible seven-bedroom home at 2585 Gracemere Circuit North, Hope Island. The house, which is known as Sails, has 176 metres of water frontage and is guarded by marble lion sentinels. 2585 Gracemere Circuit North, Hope Island.Inside the double-height foyers is s Versace inspired water feature. The home was designed with curves and extensive balconies to simulate the sensation of sailing on an ocean liner.There are gold swan taps n the bathrooms, Swarovski crystal chandeliers, and a self-contained penthouse apartment with a balcony which its listing describes as “big enough to land a helicopter’’.The block has deep water frontage and a protected mooring for a 160-foot vessel. It is listed through Douglas Hoang and Claire Dai of The Venetian Real Estate – Surfers Paradise.Another amazing home listed for sale on the Gold Coast is at 3-7 Sir Lancelot Close, Sovereign Islands. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach. Picture: Tom Offermann Real EstateAlso on the Sunshine Coast a five-bedroom home at 9 Kiamba Court is listed for $4.75 million.The home, known as Cloudbank, is also at the northern end of Sunshine Beach.It has large balconies and views over the beach. The home is fitted out with plenty of new technology including a 360 degree rotating view television, SONOS entertainment control system that can be controlled with a smart phone, in-built speakers, ducted airconditioning, ducted vacuum and motorised awnings. 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach. Picture: Tom Offermann Real EstateThe beachfront home which is owned by former Australian tennis champ, Pat Rafter, is at the northern end of Sunshine Beach. It is on 1286sq m of land with its own landscaped path to the beach.The open plan home has extensive decking, an infinity-edge pool and ocean views.There is also a fireplace.and storage for surfboards. 3-7 Sir Lancelot Close, Sovereign Islands.It has 55 metres of water frontage and formal and informal living spaces.The outdoor dining area has a Teppanyaki barbecue and there is a 25 metre swimming pool, gym and steam room, plus a yoga studio and meditation/massage room. 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach. Picture: Tom Offermann Real EstateIt is listed through Eric Seetoo and Tom Offermann of Tom Offermann Real Estate – Noosa Heads.center_img 9 Kaimba Court, Sunshine Beach. Picture: realestate.com.auThe kitchen has a built in cold room and there are vegetable gardens, multiple storage areas and parking for four cars. 9 Kaimba Court, Sunshine Beach. Picture: realestate.com.auIt is listed through Jesse Stowers of Tom Offermann Real Estate – Noosa Heads. 7-13 King Arthurs Circle, Sovereign IslandThe home, known as Château de Rêves is on a 3070 sqm absolute waterfront site at Sovereign Islands. It has 85 metre of water frontage and uninterrupted views of the Gold Coast broadwater and skyline. The home was built in 2001 and also has two studies, two kitchens and staff quarters.The internal finishes were imported from around the world and include Venetian Murano glass, an Italian imported timber balustrade and Botticino marble floors. 3-7 Sir Lancelot Close, Sovereign Islands.It is listed through Lisa Halpin of Savills – Gold Coast.On the Sunshine Coast at home at 46 Seaview Tce, has 7 bedrooms, five bathrooms and an asking price of more than $18 million. 3-7 Sir Lancelot Close, Sovereign Islands.The seven-bedroom, Mediterranean inspired, waterfront mansion has views to Stradroke Island and Surfers Paradise.The home has private guest accommodation and secure parking for up to 15 cars including basement parking.last_img read more

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed That’s why the Lakers’ contribution – part of which came from money donated by players themselves – is such a big deal, he said.“Our inner-city schools get overlooked,” Johnson said. “We don’t have the best equipment and people don’t care about our kids like they should, and I was once one of them. That’s why I’m emotional because I know how important it is.” Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions LOS ANGELES — One of Los Angeles’ great game-changers was in attendance at Crenshaw High School on Wednesday morning, checking in on what the city’s innovators of the future are up to.The students in Mr. Abe Abraham’s STEMM (Science Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine) and Robotics Lab were happy to share their work with Magic Johnson and the other dignitaries who visited, a crowd that included Rep. Maxine Waters and several L.A. Unified School District leaders.Students showed off a trio of cellphone-controlled robots they’d named Mantis, the Cat and WALL-E; a website prototype for a custom-designed shoe company and a program posing Lakers trivia.Their work was made possible, in part, by “significant” funding through a partnership with the school, the Lakers, the Lakers Youth Foundation and WISH, the online e-commerce company that sponsors the team, said Allison Howard, vice president of Corporate Partnerships at the Lakers. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersJohnson was moved to tears by the early results on the investment.“This is so important,” the Hall of Famer and Lakers president of basketball operations told reporters after he’d toured the room, where 20 computers line the walls beneath Lakers murals and a collection of iPads are stored in a wagon resembling an ice cream pushcart that’s decorated with team and WISH logos.“To see these young people and how important it is to have this STEMM lab here, to see them create these robots and do the things they need to do to be successful in life is all well worth it,” said Johnson, his eyes welling as he spoke.“I want to thank Jeanie Buss and all our partners because this is what life is about … this is a blessing from God. (It’s) bigger than the Lakers season, bigger than Lakers players, this is life here, this is what we should be about.”Adams, who has been teaching computer programming at the school for 23 years, said he believes computer education is the most important subject students can study: “Computer literacy is everything in the 21st century; anything you want to do involves computers.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more