Željko Kukurin, President of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera, named Businessman of the Year

first_imgŽeljko Kukurin, President of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera, the largest tourist company in Croatia, was named Businessman of the Year.According to the choice of the readers of Večernji list and Poslovni dnevnik, Kukurin won the title in a record tourist year in which Croatia exceeded 100 million overnight stays for the first time. “It is my pleasure to receive this award, which is a confirmation of Valamar’s philosophy of excellence in tourism through investments in employees, products and tourist destinations in which we operate, so that we always take care of socially responsible and sustainable business. This is also an award for tourism, which is the driver of the Croatian economy as a leader in investment, employment and exports, and perhaps more importantly, the driver of other industries such as construction, agriculture, trade, IT and small and medium enterprises. Tourism is a time of great development and all of us in the sector must be aware of this and take responsibility for the development of tourism and the Croatian economy. I believe this award will be another incentive for that. I thank everyone who chose Valamar. I also thank the employees, the management of Valamar, our shareholders, investors, special partners and all those who participated in this success.”, Pointed out Željko Kukurin, President of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera.Since Kukurin was appointed President of the Management Board of the Valamar Riviera Consolidated Portfolio in June 2015, the company has been on a strong rise. In the last three years, Valamar has more than doubled its share value, started a cycle of intensive investments in tourist facilities and services in all destinations, took over the Baška and Imperial Rab hotels, realized important strategic partnerships and achieved double-digit annual revenue and profit growth.So far, Valamar has invested over four billion kuna in Croatian tourism, and by 2020 it will invest another two billion kuna. In 2017, with total investments of HRK 906 million, Valamar realized the largest annual investment cycle in Croatian tourism this year and created 1.000 new jobs. Valamar will continue with investments in 2018, when total investments will exceed HRK 705 million. 600 new jobs are planned for next year.Related news: ACCORDING TO THE GUEST SURVEY, THE HOSPITALITY OF VALAMAR EMPLOYEES AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL <br />
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Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Nov. 28

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDon’t believe all you read about climateThis past September, a group of approximately 500 scientists and professionals, who did not bend to pressure from their employers to follow their “politically correct” view, signed a document called the “European Climate Declaration.”This simple and understandable statement suggests that analysis of any public policy issue involving complex science should be approached from a well-reasoned and fact-based perspective.Politicians and reporters working for major news outlets have little or no personal understanding of the actual scientific principles involved. They point to their preferred expert and declare that we should trust him or her without question, but they don’t know why.This document made three important points. One: The world has warmed at less than half the originally predicted rate. This tells us that we are far from understanding climate change.Two: Climate models have many shortcomings and are not remotely plausible as policy tools. (One major problem is that the person that creates the test model sets all of the test parameters, and they can be whatever they choose. This can skew the result to whatever its creator wants it to be.)Three: There is no climate emergency. Therefore, there is no cause for panic and alarm.Democrats pushing this are following an agenda used by virtually every dictator in modern history; create a crisis, then step in with a proposed solution. Why? Simple.In order to gain public recognition and support, leading to their ultimate rise to absolute power. You better watch out.James HomanGlenvilleRaise bridge, tracks to eliminate crashesIn the Nov. 22 Daily Gazette, the article “DOT to install more signs near railroad bridges,” makes note of the numerous signs warning truckers of the limited height of the Glenridge Road railroad bridge.Yet despite the plethora of signs, the article points out the bridge has been hit 57 times and there have been approximately 90 near misses. DOT Commissioner Dominguez states that they will improve the signage, but notes that the primary cause is motorists ignoring the existing signs, further compounded by truckers not using commercial GPS systems.I argue that the primary or root cause is the obvious. The bridge, which was recently replaced, is not designed to current highway construction standards for bridge height.At the time of reconstruction, the railroad argued that to raise the bridge another 4 feet or so would require reconstruction of the tracks leading up to the bridge.That certainly is true, but the project should have been done correctly the first time around.It is time to rectify the problem correctly and raise the bridge and tracks and do the job right.And while DOT and the town is at it, replace the Maple Avenue bridge for height and width for the same reason. We no longer are using horse and buggies.Harry DarlingBurnt HillsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Muslims in Jakarta rejoice as mosques open for Friday prayers

first_img“Earlier, [I participated in] Friday prayer in the Bangka Raya area of [South] Jakarta. My temperature was checked when I entered the mosque and I was given a plastic bag to carry my footwear,” another Twitter user @naavyyk posted on Friday.Tadi sholat jumat di wilayah Bangka Raya Jakarta, masuk halaman masjid dicek suhu dan diberi kantong plastik buat bungkus alas kaki pic.twitter.com/mQTYSxvh59— navy’ fanani (@naavyyk) June 5, 2020President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo also performed the prayer in the Baiturrahim mosque situated in the presidential palace complex.Kompas.com also reported that Governor Anies Baswedan performed Friday prayer in the Fatahillah mosque located in the City Hall compound.Read also: Jakarta takes risk of rebound by moving to ‘transitional’ restrictionsSome mosques in the city such as Al Azhar Mosque in South Jakarta were also packed with congregations, among them was former Vice President Jusuf Kalla who is also the chairman of the Indonesian Mosque Council (DMI), as reported by Tempo.co.To prevent overcrowding in mosques during the weekly prayer, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) had issued a fatwa allowing the prayer to be conducted in turns in two groups, rather than the usual simultaneous prayer at noon.Besides mosques, the Jakarta Administration has also allowed other houses of worship to operate during the transition phase.The Jakarta archdiocese, for example, had been gearing up to open its churches by preparing a new worship protocol following the Religious Affairs Ministers’ announcement that houses of worship would be gradually reopened.“We are making sure that our parishes are ready to follow the worship protocol,” Jakarta archdiocese secretary Adi Prajoso said in a letter issued on Wednesday.“When the new protocol and our parishes are ready, we will gradually open the church.”Topics : “Alhamdulillah [thank God], I can perform Friday prayers again. I feel very happy,” Denny told The Jakarta Post on Friday.“I hope that we can continue holding Friday prayers in mosques and that the PSBB will be over soon.”Many Jakartans have also shared their experience participating in Friday prayers with the additional physical distancing measure and health protocols trough social media.“Alhamdulillah, this afternoon I performed Friday prayer in congregation at the Masjid Raya Al-Azhar in Sentra Primer, East Jakarta. It was conducted with health protocol to prevent COVID-19 [transmission], such as maintaining physical distance, temperature checking, and requirement to wear a face mask,” Twitter user @azzam_satriawan posted on Friday.Alhamdullilah, tadi siang saya baru saja melaksanakan ibadah Sholat Jumat secara berjamaah di Masjid Raya Al-Azhar, Sentra Primer, Jakarta Timur. Dilakukan protokol kesehatan untuk mencegah Covid-19 seperti menjaga jarak, pengecekan suhu dan wajib memakai masker saat Sholat. pic.twitter.com/QTb6e1nFjP— Muhammad Azzam Satriawan (@azzam_satriawan) June 5, 2020 After months of praying at home, Muslims in Jakarta are now able to perform the first Friday prayers in mosques on Friday following the transitional period in the capital city that starts to ease restrictions in public spaces in the capital city.Denny Faizal, a 22-year-old university graduate, joined the Friday prayer, a weekly congregational prayer mandatory for Muslim men, in Teladan Mosque in Tebet, South Jakarta. It was his first Friday prayer in a mosque after only performing it at home since mid-March, weeks before the official implementation of the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in April amid the social distancing measures taken to curb the spread of COVID-19.He said the mosque followed the protocols mandated by the city administration, namely body temperature check before entering the premise, assigning the 1-meter distance policy between participants and requiring them to wear a face mask. The congregations must also bring their own prayer mats and a bag to store their footwear. In addition, the sermons given before the prayer was quicker compared to normal times, he said.last_img read more

Geothermal potential in Dominica highly possible –Roseau Valley MP

first_imgLocalNews Geothermal potential in Dominica highly possible –Roseau Valley MP by: – March 15, 2012 Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Sharecenter_img 7 Views   no discussions Share Dr. Colin McIntyre.Parliamentary representative for the Roseau Valley Constituency, Collin McIntyre has announced that Dominica’s geothermal potential seems highly possible. “I am very excited about the geothermal initiative as perused by the government of the day”, he told a press conference on Wednesday.McIntyre described the progress of the geothermal exploration project which is being undertaken in Laudat as “Dominica’s oil”.“We speak of taking Dominica to a much higher level and this is one of the ways we think we can do it. When I saw the venting of the gas, it gave me more hope. It is something that looks highly possible and I am thinking of generations to come and what this government has done in unlocking Dominica’s oil,” he said.“We are going to harvest it, harness it and see how we can lower the energy cost in Dominica,” he explained.According to McIntyre, after a visit to the site he feels assured that government is on the right track.The project he believes will assist in boosting the economy and create employment for citizens. “We are very serious about it and this is the future for Dominica,” he concluded.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Bert 1300, 1400 transmissions approved for IMCA Modified use

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – Both the Bert Second Generation 1300 and Second Generation 1400 transmissions have been approved for use in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified division.Length of the 1300 is 19 inches; length of the 1400 is 22 inches.All aftermarket transmissions approved by IMCA must be used with a steel slip-yoke driveshaft. Ball spline drive shafts are not allowed in the Modified division.last_img

Free meals available for children in St. Paul

first_imgSt. Paul, IN —Flat Rock River YMCA Camp will be providing free meals for all kids 18 or under this summer. The program is a 7-days-a -week program and is free. The meals will be distributed Monday through Friday at the St. Paul Gym and Park between 11 am to noon. Each day a free grab and go hot lunch will be available as well as breakfast for the next day. On Fridays, they will provide lunch for that day as well as breakfast and lunch for Saturday and Sunday. If you have any questions, contact Kim Redman at 765.525.6730.last_img

Tremmel extends Swans stay

first_img “Since the first day I joined this club, I knew something special was happening,” said the German, who joined the club in 2011. “I have been at a number of clubs, but the feeling here between the players, staff and supporters is different. “I feel very, very good here. Of course, last season I didn’t play the amount of games I had hoped for, but this season has been a completely different story on the pitch for me. “I have played in a lot more games and big matches against the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool to name but a few. “I think it has been good for myself and the supporters. I’ve been able to build momentum with a consecutive run of games this season, while the fans can now see what I am capable of. “I am contributing a lot more, which is great, and when the opportunity came along to sign a new deal here I was very happy to do that. “The club has been on a remarkable rise over the last few years, and it really is a nice story – I was keen to be a part of that story, so the new contract is great news for me because I feel I have a lot more to give this club.” The 34-year-old’s new contract, which includes the option of a further year, comes in the same week as midfielder Leon Britton and defender Garry Monk put pen to paper on extensions with the south Wales club. Tremmel only made a handful of first-team appearances under Brendan Rodgers, but has deputised admirably for Michel Vorm during the current campaign and has helped the Swans reach their first major cup final after keeping two clean sheets in the Capital One Cup semi-final success over European champions Chelsea. Press Associationcenter_img Goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel has become the latest player to commit his future to Swansea after signing a new two-and-a-half-year deal at the Liberty Stadium.last_img read more

Cricket News Malcolm Nash, the first bowler to concede six sixes in an over, dies at 74

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes off Stuart Broad in T20Is.Herschelle Gibbs hit six sixes off Dan van Bunge in ODIs in 2007 World Cup.Malcolm Nash was the first bowler to be hit for six sixes in an over in cricket. New Delhi: In cricket, there have been four instances of a bowler being hit for six sixes in one over. Sir Garfield Sobers was the first one to achieve the feat, followed by Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh. Sobers, the former legendary West Indies all-rounder, was the first one to achieve the feat and the unlucky bowler was Malcolm Nash, whose name was forever associated with the feat. On Sunday, Nash, who took 993 first-class wickets in a 17-year career between 1966 and 1983, while also scoring 7,129 runs and holding 148 catches has died at the age of 74. Nash’s name was forever linked with that of Sobers after the West Indies star went on the attack during a County Championship match between Glamorgan and Nottinghamshire at Swansea in 1968. It was the first time any batsman had hit six sixes in an over in first-class cricket. Sobers had been frustrated by his team’s slow progress as Nottinghamshire were approaching a declaration and Nash was experimenting with slow bowling.”Malcolm was a true Glamorgan legend whose exploits have gone down in club folklore. His name is connected with that of Garry Sobers… but he was a fantastic cricketer who was an integral part of the club’s history and the side that lifted the County Championship in 1969,” chief executive Hugh Morris told the club’s website. Nash died in hospital in London after being taken ill at a function at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Tuesday. The over has been well-documented in cricket chronicles. Playing for Nottinghamshire, Sobers decided to up the ante and he decided to target Nash. The first ball was clobbered to wide long-on and the second was pulled to deep midwicket. The third ball was lofted straight down the ground while the fourth was pummelled over long leg for a fourth consecutive six. The fifth ball was lofted to long-off where the fielder took the catch but he crossed the ropes as anticipation reached fever pitch. Sobers created history when he dispatched the sixth ball out of the ground at deep square leg to become the first individual to create this feat. Years later, during an interview in Vancouver, Sobers remarked about the feat. “It was unfortunate what happened to Malcolm. It was a world record and it put both of us on the world map. It does not matter whether it is right or wrong as it takes two to tango. Without Malcolm, I could not have been there and without me, Malcolm would not have been in the record. I had just gone to Notts for my first County season and I had a little wager with Leslie Ames wife. She had said what position do you think Notts would finish considering they have finished last in 16 consecutive years. I told her that I could help the team finish in the top four. She said, ‘you are good but not that bloody good.'”center_img highlightslast_img read more

Lowry ready for final Major of the year

first_imgThe Clara man picked up a cheque of 1.4 million after claiming the Bridgestone invitationalLowry says his win is actually a good thing going into the last Major of the year this Thursday.Padraig Harrington says his putting needs to improve if he’s to have a chance of winning the PGA Championship for the first time since 2008. The former Open Champion will play despite an injury scare recently and has outlined what and where he needs to get it right at Whistling straights.last_img

Brexit Party tipped to gain majority as EU elections loom

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit With the UK European elections due to take place tomorrow, the newly-formed Brexit Party is tipped to gain the most seats with it being traded at 97 per cent on Smarkets. The eurosceptic party, fronted by Nigel Farage, has shaken up the market for the ‘most seats’ in the UK European elections. Smarkets detailed that while the party was originally traded at 22 per cent on the exchange,  they’ve now reached 97% to get the most seats – pushing Labour down to 2% – their lowest price since we opened this market.Sarbjit Bakhshi, Smarkets Head of Political Markets commented: “The Brexit Party, despite having no members, no manifesto and no proposals of what they will do in the European Parliament, are set to storm the European Parliamentary elections with a 97 per cent implied probability of getting the most seats from the UK in the European Parliament market.“The media-friendly approaches of both Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson are paying off. A result of the attention, our markets are showing that both are strongly favoured to achieve their respective aims. The question remains whether other party leaders can break their hold on the news cycle, restrained as they are by manifestos and ideologies.”Across Europe, the market has seen a number of major coalitions being formed to cement themselves into the European Parliament. Smarkets has shown that there has been systematic growth in money being traded towards the European People’s Party, which is now being traded at 93 per cent. While markets have also shown that the implied probability for Tommy Robinson being elected as an MEP has taken a turn, with the ‘no’ contract dropping from 90 per cent to 76 per cent since the infamous milkshake-gate.With recent news yet again turning towards a potential UK conservative leadership contest, Boris Johnson is currently front-runner, increasing his lead at the top of the market to 34 per cent implied probability. Dominic Raab, meanwhile, has jumped into second favourite at 17 per cent implied probability and Michael Gove dropping to third favourite at nine per cent.Theresa May yesterday announced that she has come up with a series of amendments to her current Brexit deal to get it through parliament, including – most notably – allowing MPs to vote on a potential second referendum. This has ruffled some feathers among senior Conservative figures, but could also be just what May needs to stay in Number 10. Share John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 Share BGC: Government must ‘act fast’ and extend furlough scheme August 11, 2020 Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020last_img read more