Private renters under attack: Who profits and what are the consequences?

first_imgFollowing the events of the past months, it is hard not to get the impression that private renters have become a thorn in the side of the domestic tourist scene.Starting with the banalization of activities, especially the emphasis on profitability with humorous calculations that indicate  lucrativeness  and encourage further expansion. Apartments and holiday homes pop out of the country like mushrooms after the rain, ignoring the actual cost of entering the business, operating costs, the duration of the season of only a few hectic weeks, and especially the uncertainty of business. Tourist demand has never been more dynamic in its decisions, loyalty is almost non-existent, and an increasing number of new destinations from year to year increases the competition, more precisely, reduces the likelihood of choosing us as holiday destinations. In a given environment, a feeling of helplessness and devotion to the hope that there will be a tourist prevails. So there is no guarantee of business, the uncertainty is great, we can only fear that there will be an escalation as a problem with migrants, an environmental disaster, a natural disaster or simply rain that has recently shown the power to destroy that long-awaited season. Let’s imagine that one year our coastline is left without income from tourism, a frightening picture, not only for entrepreneurs but also for the government. The importance of tourism in our economy and the contribution to the state budget in which private renters participate with half of the realized overnight stays is well known. Tourism, specifically, renting private accommodation is not a machinery that guarantees, but anxiety and expectation without much possibility of influence. But since the drive is currently in overproduction, the government has decided to come for its share of the pie. New levies in the form of a sojourn tax increase and a tax lump sum await renters in the coming year. The position that landlords have so far been treated as a privileged species is emphasized. The pointing of the finger by other entrepreneurs inside and outside the business has started, on the principle of why it is good for them and bad for us, let it be bad for them as well. Shouldn’t the case, let’s call it, of an incentive approach to taxation of private renters, be an example of the desired state of the entire hospitality industry. The question is what the government is aiming at, only budget revenue or, as it is partially pointed out, a measure to raise the quality of accommodation in a private household, assuming that low-quality accommodation will not be able to meet its earnings and leave the business. Photo: Pexels.comWhy would levies force entrepreneurs to close, why not educate them, point out market needs, teach them how to specialize and target their facilities in niche markets and raise awareness of the importance of quality service in tourism for sustainable business. It seems that we forget that it was private renters who raised Croatian tourism. Current numbers  the largest share of accommodation capacities and realized overnight stays. Many coastal places have only accommodation facilities in the household. Without the offer of accommodation, the tourist demand has no need or possibility of staying in a certain destination. In this way, private renters create the basis for the development of the destination, because tourists who use their accommodation spend in the destination for example on restaurant services, agency services, trade services, public services. Private renters are a generator of multiplier effects on the local community – Dr.sc. Goran Čorluka Landlords provide accommodation services in places where there are no hotels and where the hotel is very likely never to be. It is an abstract thesis which advocates the position of exclusivity in the circles of the tourist profession, ie that accommodation capacities in the household prevent the development or entry into the market of hotels. The question is, is the private landlord really a competitor to the hotel?The specificity of Croatian tourism in the international environment is precisely the large share of accommodation capacity in the household. They are a tribute to authenticity and autochthony that we must not lose. It is desirable to develop a strategy by which we will valorize this specificity on the market. But judging by current developments, private renters will be exposed to the challenge by the government. The expected recategorization is an additional blow, especially for those who will not be able to meet the new criteria, followed by renovation or closure of the facility. With an increasingly competitive environment and insane demand, the livelihoods of many are questionable. It is necessary to emphasize that the income from the dumping of private accommodation on our coast feeds families, educates children, pays bills, builds the future and creates perspective. State levies will act as a tribute and potentially depopulate the coastal area of ​​the Republic of Croatia. If the coast is threatened by the scenario of Slavonia, because if not from renting, what will people live on? What are the employment opportunities? Is the coast becoming a new zone of demographic issues? I appeal to the analysis of the benefits and harms of the planned activities. Let us nurture and appreciate what we have, what keeps us on our feet. We think long-term and strategically, because it is not a situation and time for wrong moves. Author: dr. Sc. Goran Ćorluka, Head of the Department of Trade Business, Department of Professional Studies, University of SplitRELATED NEWS:RENTERS HAVE THE MOST BENEFITS FROM TOURISM?THE MUNICIPALITY OF TISNO WILL NOT INCREASE THE PRICE OF THE Lump sum FOR RENTERS, AND YOUR CITY OR MUNICIPALITY?VIENNA TERMINATES COOPERATION WITH AIRBNBlast_img read more

Commission to follow up ICW reports on irregularities in Pinangki’s case

first_img“We will study and delve into the substance of ICW’s report as per the commission’s standard,” KomJak head Barita Simanjuntak said on ThursdayHe added the commission would make a decision on the report during a meeting on Monday.“If it concerns how they handle their case, we will question them and gather information in accordance with our authority.”Read also: Attorney General, former Supreme Court chief mentioned in indictment against Pinangki Kurnia Ramadhana of ICW said the three prosecutors did not perform their job properly in investigating Pinangki’s alleged crime, including by not digging into why Djoko trusted Pinangki regarding his acquittal.Kurnia also claimed that the prosecutors did not follow up the statement of the Attorney General’s Office’s supervisory unit that Pinangki reportedly told her superiors about her meetings with Djoko.Furthermore, ICW also said the prosecutors did not coordinate with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prior to handing over Pinangki’s dossier to the Jakarta Corruption Court.During the indictment hearing, prosecutors said that Pinangki offered an “action plan” to Djoko that would involve Attorney General ST Burhanuddin and former Supreme Court chief justice Hatta Ali in securing the convict’s acquittal.The Attorney General’s Office had also found Pinangki guilty of an ethics violation for going to Singapore and Malaysia in 2019, reportedly to meet with Djoko while he was still at large.Djoko spent more than a decade on the run after evading imprisonment in 2009. He was arrested in Malaysia and deported to Indonesia in late July.Topics : The Prosecutors Commission (KomJak) will look into reports of ethics violations allegedly conducted by three prosecutors who are handling a bribery and money laundering case implicating prosecutor Pinangki Sirna Malasari in connection with graft convict Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra.Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) filed a report of ethics violation to the commission against three prosecutors, identified as SA, WT and IP, on Thursday. The watchdog said it had found at least four irregularities in the handling of Pinangki’s case.Pinangki is accused of assisting Djoko during his time as a fugitive from law enforcers. She allegedly accepted US$500,000 from Djoko for conspiring to secure the Supreme Court’s acquittal for him.last_img read more

El Gobernador Wolf y la Secretaria de Salud Extendieron la Orden “Quédese en casa” a los Condados de Beaver, Centre and Washington Para Mitigar la Propagación del COVID-19, Total de Condados Ahora: 22

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Español,  Press Release,  Public Health Orden enmendada del Gobernador WolfOrden enmendada de la secretaria de saludGuía para quedarse en casaMientras el Estado continúa buscando Alivio para salvar vidas y detener la propagación del COVID-19, hoy, el Gobernador Tom Wolf y la secretaria de salud, Dra. Rachel Levine revisaron sus órdenes de “Quédese en casa” para incluir a los condados de Beaver, Centre y Washington, llevando al total del Estado a un total de 22 condados bajo la orden de quedarse en casa. Esta orden entra en vigencia a las 8:00 PM del sábado, 28 de marzo de 2020, y continuará hasta el 6 de abril de 2020.Ahora, la orden incluye a estos 22 condados: Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Centre, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland y York.Las personas pueden salir de su vivienda solo para realizar cualquiera de estas actividades permitidas individualmente y traslados esenciales permisibles:Tareas esenciales para mantener la salud y la seguridad, o la salud y la seguridad de su familia o miembros de la vivienda (incluyendo mascotas), como obtener medicamentos o suministros médicos, visitar a profesional de la salud u obtener suministros que necesiten para trabajar desde su hogar.Obtener los servicios o suministros necesarios para sí mismos, su familia o miembros de su vivienda, o como parte de esfuerzos voluntaries, o para enviar dichos servicios o suministros a otras personas para mantener la seguridad, sanidad y funcionamiento esencial de residencias.Participar de actividades al aire libre, como caminar, correr o trotar si mantienen un distanciamiento social.Realizar trabajos para proporcionar productos y servicios esenciales en un comercio de sustento de la vida.Cuidar a un miembro de la familia o mascota en otra vivienda.Cualquier traslado relacionado con la provision de o acceso a las actividades individuales o de comercios desustento de vida antedichas.Trasladarse para cuidar a ancianos, menores, dependientes, personas con discapacidades u otras personas vulnerables.Trasladarse a o desde instituciones educativas para recibir materiales para el aprendizaje a distancia, para recibir alimentos y cualquier otro servicio relacionado.Trasladarse para regresar a un lugar de residencia desde otra jurisdicción.Traslado requerido por ley u orden del tribunalTraslado requerido para no residentes para regresar a su lugar de residencia fuera del commonwealthCualquiera que realice traslados para sostén de la vida no requiere documentación para demostrar la razón de su traslado.Se exceptúan las siguientes operaciones:Actividades comerciales relacionadas con el sostén de la vidaProveedores del cuidado de la salud o servicios médicosAcceso a servicios del sostén de la vida para residentes de bajos ingresos, incluyendo bancos de alimentosAcceso a servicios de cuidado de niños para empleados de comercios de sostén de la vida que permanezcan abiertos: a instalaciones de cuidado infantil que funcionen bajo el Departamento de Servicios Humanos, Oficina de Desarrollo del Niño y permiso de Aprendizaje temprano; cuidado de grupos o de niños en familia que funcionen en una vivienda y programas escolares de día parcial funcionando bajo una excensión de las órdenes de cierres comerciales del 19 de marzo d 2020.Medios de comunicación de noticiasCumplimiento de la ley, personal de servicios de emergencia médica, bomberosEl gobierno federalInstituciones religiosasLas personas sin techo no están sujetas a esta orden, pero se los insta enfáticamente a encontrar refugio y los organismos gubernamentales deberán hacer lo necesario para brindarles un techo.Los alumnos internacionales, y cualquier otro alumno que no tuviera lugar para vivir debido al cierre del campus, están exceptuados y pueden seguir en las viviendas del campus.En este momento, el cumplimiento de la ley se focalizará en garantizar que los residentes sean conscientes de la orden y que informen al público sobre las prácticas de distanciamiento social y no del cumplimiento. Para denunciar a un negocio que no cumpla con lo antedicho, póngase en contacto con su agencia de cumplimiento de la ley local a su número de no emergencias de la Policía del Estado de Pennsylvania que esté más cerca. Por favor no llame al 911 ni al Departamento de Desarrollo comunitario y económico para realizar denuncias. Los funcionarios de cumplimiento de la ley deberán referirse a la Guía de Obligación de Cierre Comercial disponible online.Lea la orden original del Gobernador Wolf aquí o véala en Scribd. Lea la enmienda del Gobernador aquí o véala en Scribd.Lea la orden original de la secretaria de salud, Dra. Rachel Levine aquí o véala en Scribd. Lea la orden enmendada de la secretaria de salud, Dra. Rachel Levine aquí o veála en Scribd.Para obtener la información más actualizada de COVID-19, los residentes de Pennsylvania deben visitar: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/.Ver esta página en inglés. El Gobernador Wolf y la Secretaria de Salud Extendieron la Orden “Quédese en casa” a los Condados de Beaver, Centre and Washington Para Mitigar la Propagación del COVID-19, Total de Condados Ahora: 22center_img March 28, 2020last_img read more

Studio unit works its inner rockabilly to the max

first_img2/186 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace Qld 4000THIS Brisbane studio unit is working its inner rockabilly to the max, with striking interiors that create a very unique inner city base.The property at 2/186 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace, has hit the market with a price of $205,000.Marketed by Anthony Quintner of Ray White Paddington as a “high yield investment” the studio would have a gross rental return of about 6.4 per cent.The “unique” black, red and white interior design has attracted good tenancies, with the current resident paying $255 a week, locked in through to February 26 next year. The exterior is nothing like the studio. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoA tidy and functional kitchen. Bathroom decor The home has multiple uses for various spaces.The kitchen comes with a cooktop, fridge, microwave and front loading washing machine, and the vendor was also willing to negotiate on throwing in the furniture too.According to the listing, the apartment also made good use of “clever space saving features” like a loft-like bed under which were two long daybeds, lots of shelving and clever cupboards.“Enjoy inner city living with walk-to-everywhere convenience,” it said.The property has body corporate fees of about $1600 a year, as well as Brisbane City Council gross quarterly rates of $313.58.last_img read more

PWRI defers merger after talks with healthcare scheme fail

first_imgPWRI, the Dutch pension fund for disabled people working in a sheltered environment, has deferred discussions about merging after two rounds of negotiations with healthcare scheme PFZW failed to deliver results.In its annual report for 2017, the €8.8bn scheme said it would start seeking benefits of scale through a merger no sooner than 2020, as it would be able to remain independent “for a considerable time”.After a second round of talks with the €197bn healthcare scheme, PWRI concluded in 2016 that a merger would not benefit its 206,000 members.According to Xander den Uijl, PWRI’s chairman, it was not certain that his pension fund would approach the healthcare pension fund again. “At the time, civil service scheme ABP and the sector schemes for agriculture and cleaning were also potential merger candidates,” he said, adding that conditions had changed in the meantime.“We need to re-do our homework and scrutinise our pension plan by focusing on simplification and cost reduction,” he added.The chairman said PWRI needed to assess, for example, whether it wanted to keep its own labour disability arrangements, and whether it also wanted to wait for the introduction of a new pensions system in the Netherlands.PWRI closed to new entrants in 2015 when new rules were introduced requiring regular companies to also hire staff employed in sheltered workshops.In order to mitigate the negative impact on the pension fund, the Dutch government promised an annual contribution of €10m over a 40-year period.PWRI largely credited rising interest rates and equity performance for its net return of 9% last year, an outperformance of 0.7 percentage points.With a gain of 21.2%, its stake in emerging market equities performed best over the year. US stocks and European equity delivered 19.4% and 14.5%, respectively.The scheme said it had decided to switch to passive investment for the latter two equity regions. It also planned to merge its entire equity holdings into two worldwide portfolios, one for emerging markets and another for developed economies.It added that it would keep the option of implementing its own ESG policy within the passive mandate.Last year, PWRI’s board decided to increase its holdings of green bonds from €200m to €300m. It has already bought stakes in a Swedish windfarm as well as in electric taxi company in the Philippines.The scheme also doubled its impact investments – aimed particularly at encouraging companies to hire disabled workers – to €100m.PWRI said the combined allocation to impact investments and green bonds would eventually make up 5% of its entire investment portfolio.The pension fund lost 0.5% on its allocation to core euro-zone government bonds, while Italian and Spanish bonds generated 1.6%.Local currency and dollar-denominated emerging market debt yielded 3.2% and 9.4%, respectively, while residential mortgages and private equity gained 1.7% and 10.7%, respectively.last_img read more

Property expert Andrew Winter buys Mermaid Beach home

first_imgMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoWinter with co-host Neale Whitaker. Picture Mike BatterhamThey’ve spent $1,525,000 on a house just two rows back from the pricey beachfront strip, known as Millionaire’s Row. They secured the home just two weeks into its marketing with a $1,575,000 asking price. Offering ocean views from its front deck, the single-storey, three-bedroom home sold through Ray White Mermaid Beach agent Joanna Bell-Booth. Andrew Winter has bought at Mermaid Beach. Picture: NIGEL HALLETTProperty guru Andrew Winter, the presenter of Selling Houses Australia and Love it or List it, has long aspired to beachside living following his move from the UK. Now some 14 years after his move to Queensland’s Gold Coast, he and wife Caroline have snapped up a home at Mermaid Beach. RELATED: Turnbull family’s Hunter Valley farm fails to sell Winter said Sanctuary Cove, on the northern end of the coast, had been a wonderful place to raise their three children. “We have decided it’s time for a beach change,” he said. “So we are joining the hip set.”Winter always signalled his preference had been a “beachside knockdown and rebuild” adding that the Gold Coast was very much at the beginning of its real estate boom. SIGN UP TO THE NSW REAL ESTATE NEWSLETTER Inside the Mermaid Beach home. The home takes advantage of indoor and outdoor living.The Tuscan-inspired residence, which cost the couple $1.9 million two years ago, has undergone renovations. Earlier this year Winter told realestate.com.au the home embraced the Queensland lifestyle with its open spaces and sunny ­position. “You throw the doors open and you’re right on the water. It has a pool, you get cross-ventilation, you get enough sun but not too much,” Winter said.“For a Pom, it’s embracing the climate that we live in and the outdoor lifestyle.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:35Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenFive things to consider when buying into a regional area01:35 Winter is still waiting for a buyer for his renovated Sanctuary Cove home which was listed in January with $3.95 million hopes. It is now for sale through different agents. Comic laughing all the way to the banklast_img read more

Chelsea vs Arsenal: James doubtful for London derby

first_img The fourth-placed Blues lost at Newcastle United which means that, following their draw against Sheffield United, Arsenal can move seven points behind their London rivals with a win on Tuesday night. Read Also: Klopp wants Liverpool to challenge Chelsea for Leipzig strikerNo team has won more Premier League away matches at Stamford Bridge than Arsenal’s seven.Only Norwich City, with 6,245, have given more Premier League minutes to players aged 21 or younger this season than Chelsea’s 5,736 and Arsenal’s 4,091.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Chelsea full-back Reece James (knee), who was forced off against Newcastle United, is in contention for Tuesday’s match, although Frank Lampard says the decision on whether to play him will be a “tight call”.Marcos Alonso (back) has returned to fitness and will be in the squad.Arsenal will be without Sead Kolasinac (thigh) and Reiss Nelson (hamstring) while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang serves the second of his three-match suspension.Defender Sokratis (illness) is being assessed. Kieran Tierney (shoulder) and Calum Chambers (knee) are long-term absentees.Interestingly, Chelsea are looking to complete the Premier League double against Arsenal for the fifth time, having done so in 2005/06, 2009/10, 2012/13 and 2015/16. Only Liverpool and Man Utd have done this against the Gunners on five occasions.Frank Lampard is looking to become the first English Chelsea manager to do the league double against Arsenal since Dave Sexton in 1969/70.center_img Chelsea and Arsenal meet at Stamford Bridge after both teams dropped points in Matchweek 23.Advertisement Promoted Content9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous Actors10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t AffordCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

Masking Masks Mandatory?

first_imgOriginal post:Tuesday night, the Franklin County Health Board voted in support of making it mandatory to wear a mask in public throughout the county.  The decision was unanimous among members of the body at its regularly scheduled meeting. Brookville, IN —Update:Franklin County may issue a mask mandate, after a vote from the Franklin County Health Department on Tuesday evening.  The Board voted unanimously, according to White Water Publications, towards the mandate but expressed they would be seeking input from the Franklin County Commissioners and Council, as well as the FCHD attorney on wording before moving forward.  No date was proposed for the mandate. There have been 26 new cases reported to the Indiana State Department of Health for Franklin County Since July 1.  All questions or concerns should be directed to the Health Department office at 765-647-4322. Citizens are asked not to call 911 or the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department to report on non-compliance.last_img read more

Helenius in plea to club

first_img Villa officially confirmed on Tuesday they are in negotiations with Aalborg over striker Helenius, expressing hope of concluding a deal by the end of next week. The 22-year-old, who has been capped twice by Denmark, was the second-highest scorer in the Danish league last season with 16 goals from 33 league games. Addressing the talks between the two clubs, Helenius said: “I hope AaB will show enough co-operation and not demand too much money for me. The market is not ready for big transfers at the moment.” Press Association Aston Villa target Nicklas Helenius has urged current club Aalborg not to scupper his move by demanding an over-the-top fee.center_img He added: “I have already secured the club a lot of money through my goals, and I am on my first professional contract, so I am not making an awful lot of money.” Aalborg’s new sports director Allan Gaarde has revealed the two clubs have yet to reach a compromise on the fee following an initial round of talks, although they are closing in. “We had a long debate, but we’ve not quite agreed,” said Gaarde, speaking to Nordjskye. “However, we are close, so we have given Nicklas permission to travel to Birmingham at the weekend and look at the situation.” Given manager Paul Lambert’s policy of letting young players make a name for themselves, Helenius is naturally eager to join the club. “Aston Villa is a very exciting club known to use young players,” added Helenius. “I therefore think the club will be taking me to England and letting me play. I do not want to come to England to sit on the bench.” If a deal can be ironed out, Helenius would become Lambert’s second acquisition this summer following the recent capture of Aleksander Tonev from Lech Poznan. Lambert is also understood to be closing in on a move for another Denmark international in 20-year-old Ivorian-born centre-back Jores Okore who currently plays for Nordsjaelland. last_img read more

Reds top-four hopes dashed

first_img Brendan Rodgers’ side are six points behind fourth-placed Manchester United with two games to play and a goal difference of 14 to overcome, meaning they will almost certainly be playing Europa League football next term. Gerrard plays his final game at Anfield next Saturday against Crystal Palace before leaving for Major League Soccer, while Chelsea’s victory tour continues at West Brom on Monday week. Terry’s season will finish by lifting the Premier League trophy on May 24, something Gerrard will now never do. The Blues last season ended Liverpool’s hopes of a first championship in 24 years and Gerrard has not been allowed to forget it. Gerrard’s slip allowed Demba Ba to score in that fateful fixture at Anfield and he was the subject of plenty of songs on Sunday. Mourinho subsequently spoke of football’s authorities wanting Chelsea to be “the clowns in the circus” on a day which felt like a coronation for Liverpool in a fixture which came in close proximity to the Blues’ Champions League semi-final. Twelve months on and it was Liverpool – unchanged following their win over QPR – who felt like clowns, standing either side of a blue carpet to form a guard of honour. Terry scored with ease, with Gerrard taking advantage of similarly slack marking in a contest which lacked the usual intensity between these familiar enemies. Gerrard was replaced 11 minutes from time, with Mourinho leading the applause, which swiftly drowned out the boos, as the match ended level. Chelsea made five changes, with midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek given his first start, while Diego Costa was not risked and is unlikely to feature again this term. Chelsea showed there would be no let-up despite sealing the title with three matches to spare and poor defending contributed to Terry’s opening goal. The Chelsea captain climbed above Rickie Lambert to meet Cesc Fabregas’ corner and his header beat Gerrard on the line. It was Terry’s fifth Premier League goal of the season and 39th in all, taking him beyond David Unsworth’s record for a defender. Fabregas had in the first minute been booked by referee Andre Marriner for a late challenge on Raheem Sterling and then tugged the Liverpool livewire back, only to escape further censure and a possible dismissal. Martin Skrtel, Adam Lallana and Lambert all received bookings for various misdemeanours in a disjointed contest. Thibaut Courtois saved from Philippe Coutinho and Simon Mignolet denied Fabregas before Chelsea were forced into a change as Kurt Zouma hobbled off to be replaced by Gary Cahill. Gerrard, who appeared to be struggling with the pace of the game, slipped when challenging Fabregas down Chelsea’s right, much to the delight of the home support, who then sang “Steven Gerrard, he slips when he wants”. The Liverpool skipper’s riposte was a goal. After Branislav Ivanovic was booked for a foul on Lallana, Jordan Henderson floated a free-kick to the far post and Gerrard, unmarked, headed in. There was no celebration after his team-high 12th of the season. Coutinho fired wide from Sterling’s tee-up early in the second period as Liverpool resumed strongly. Chelsea were dangerous on the counter-attack, though, and Willian fired wide in a move which began when Gerrard lost out to Fabregas. Liverpool’s defence next opened up for Fabregas, but he scuffed his left-footed shot at Mignolet before then having an effort blocked by Skrtel. Eden Hazard next skipped past Gerrard but was crowded out as he tried to find space to shoot. It was the Liverpool captain’s final action as he was replaced by Lucas. Coutinho’s deflected effort temporarily sent Courtois the wrong way, but the goalkeeper recovered, and Henderson volleyed wide as the winner never came for Liverpool. Steven Gerrard will not be Liverpool’s saviour this season after a 1-1 draw at Premier League champions Chelsea effectively ended the visitors’ hopes of a top-four finish. Press Association Liverpool needed to inflict Chelsea’s first home loss in the league this season to keep their slim chances of qualifying for the Champions League alive, but the visitors fell behind to John Terry’s header after five minutes. Gerrard, described by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as a “dear enemy” ahead of their final bout, equalised with a header before half-time, but it was not enough for the Reds at Stamford Bridge. last_img read more