Invitation to users of island cards to submit applications for new ones

first_imgSource: Coastal Shipping Agency In order for users to continue to exercise their rights, they need to apply for the issuance of new island cards at post offices. The new cards will be reissued for a period of 5 years. Also, users are reminded that, if they have an active account with the shipping company Jadrolinija (so-called prepaid), when taking over a new island card, they must inform the shipowner about the new card and serial number in order to connect the opened account with the newly created island card. The shipper’s contact is prepaid@jadrolinija.hr. It is pointed out that after submitting applications for the issuance of an island card, users will be able to buy tickets for preferential transport with the old active island card until the application for a new island card is processed through the system. For the issuance of a new island identity card for a person, the user must pay 65 kuna, or for a vehicle and vignette card 80 kuna, to the state budget. After the request is processed, until the delivery of the new card to the post office, the privileged tickets will be purchased with a confirmation of the submitted request issued by Hrvatska Pošta upon receipt of the request. The Coastal Shipping Agency informs islanders that the first island cards for privileged transport of persons and vehicles will expire in October this year. Users can submit new applications no earlier than 90 days before the expiration of the existing island card. The date until which the island card is valid is indicated on the body of the card. The confirmation of the submitted request becomes valid after the fifth day from the day of submitting the request. A list of post offices where users can submit their island card applications can be found HERE. Applications will be delivered to the post office where it was submitted within three weeks. Users are required to pick up the received island card at the post office. For all information, users can contact the Coastal Shipping Agency at the contact numbers 021 / 329-371 and 021 / 329-372 or by e-mail at info@agencija-zolpp.hr. Users are invited to submit applications on time, ie no later than one week before the expiration of the existing card, so as not to be left without the possibility of exercising the right to preferential transport.last_img read more

Air Baltic connects Lithuania and Dubrovnik

first_imgLast year, 47 Lithuanian tourists visited Croatia, spending 186 nights. / / / DUBROVNIK AND RIJEKA CONNECTED WITH THE CAPITAL OF LITHUANIA BY DIRECT AIRLINE On December 10, 2019 in Vilnius, Air Baltik officially presented to representatives of Lithuanian travel and travel agencies and the media new direct, seasonal flights from Vilnius to five new European destinations in 2020, including two destinations in Croatia: Rijeka and Dubrovnik (in cooperation with the Embassy), and the promotion of the announced flights was held at the largest Lithuanian and Baltic regional tourism fair Adventur 2020, on January 25, 2020 with the participation of the Embassy and the Tourist Board of Rijeka and Kvarner Tourist Board.  Sales and Marketing Director of the largest Baltic regional airline Air Baltic for Lithuania Yevgeny Kozyrev reported today that Air Baltic will open and maintain seasonal direct flights between Vilnius and Dubrovnik, starting on July 6, 2020.  The Covid19 epidemic, of course, disrupted all plans and announcements, but it is positive that the line is still being established, although for now only for Dubrovnik.last_img read more

Netherlands roundup: Parliament rejects minimum discount rate

first_imgTheDutch parliament has rejected proposed legislation to temporarily introduce a minimum discount rate for liabilities.The bill – aimed at preventing unconditional cuts of pension rights in 2020 and 2021 – was tabled by Martin van Rooijen, MP for the political party for the elderly (50Plus).The proposal provided for a minimum discount rate of 2% for a period of no longer than five years, to cushion the negative effect of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) quantitative easing policy on pension funds’ liabilities.Pieter Omtzigt, MP for the Christian Democrats, said he acknowledged that the ECB’s policy posed a problem, but emphasised that a discount rate linked to market rates fitted the current pensions contract. “Once we opt for adjusting the discount rate, we also need to abolish the market valuation of assets,” he argued.The bill was also supported by socialist party SP and the Freedom Party (PVV). Rik Grashoff, MP for the SP, said that applying the risk-free market rate for the discount rate was not the only logical solution, and tabled a motion requesting a further evaluation of the financial assessment framework (FTK).Van Rooijen said he was convinced that parties that didn’t support his bill would come up with another way of preventing rights cuts.Employees have to wait for provider choiceWorkers who want the option of transferring their pension rights to another provider will have to wait until a new pensions system has been introduced, social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees has indicated. Wouter KoolmeesIn a letter to parliament, he said that there were too many obstacles in the current system. Members of the Netherlands’ lower house had asked Koolmees to investigate the impediments for freedom of choice for the transfer of pension rights.Although Koolmees recognised that transferring accrued pension rights to an alternative fund could be attractive, he mentioned risk selection as a potential problem.In his opinion, the targeted advantage for the participant would cause disadvantages and costs for the other participants, which could undermine the principles of solidarity and collectivity.He added that risks would differ by sector, and this could only be addressd by raising contributions for everybody.According to the minister, costs would be a barrier for freedom of choice, citing the costs of quotes by both the desired and the current provider.Koolmees also questioned whether employers would be pleased with these consequences.Multi-pension fund HaskoningDHV to merge into single schemeThe €1.5bn multi-company scheme of Dutch consultancy group HaskoningDHV said it would merge its two compartments, as the funding gap had almost closed.The model is very rare in the Netherlands, and was established in 2015 when the companies Royal Haskoning and DHV merged.At the time, the coverage ratios of their respective pension funds were too different to fully merge without imposing benefit cuts.With the recent introduction of the general pension fund (APF) in 2016 as an alternative consolidation model, multi-company schemes will no longer be possible in the future.In a newsletter, the pension fund said the €900m DHV compartment had benefited from rising equity markets and higher interest rates, and that its funding had come very close to the 113% funding ratio of the Haskoning compartment.If there was still a funding difference at the intended merger date of 30 June, pension rights of participants in the Haskoning compartment would be increased to equalise funding in both compartments, the scheme said.It added that the remaining assets would be use for a one-off increase of the reinsured pension rights, as a compensation for a future lack of indexation.As a benefit of the merger, the pension fund cited a uniform collective defined contribution plan for all employees as well as less complexity.The collective value transfer as part of the change is subject to the approval of pensions watchdog DNB.Pensions trade body leaks email addresses in privacy mailThe Dutch Pensions Federation accidentally added the mailing list for its news updates to an email about the EU’s new privacy legislation.As a result, the email addresses of more than 1,300 recipients of its news emails were visible.In its email, the industry organisation had asked the people on its mailing list to reconfirm their wish to keep on receiving the federation’s messages, in accordance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, introduced last week.“The list had accidentally been left as an attachment to the email,” explained Mandy Ros, spokeswoman for the Pensions Federation.She said that the mistake had been noticed within a few minutes and that the message had been withdrawn immediately.As a result, it was not entirely clear how many people had actually received the mailing list.Ros said that the data leak had been reported to the local watchdog for data protection, and that the people on the mailing list had been sent an apology with the request to remove and destroy the attachment.last_img read more

Lawsuit is a manifestation of greed and jealousy-Ronald Abraham

first_img Share Share LocalNews Lawsuit is a manifestation of greed and jealousy-Ronald Abraham by: – March 12, 2012 85 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Photo credit: dominicacentral.comFormer Chief Executive Officer of Marpin Telecoms and Broadcasting Limited Ronald B. M Abraham has described a lawsuit which was filed against him as a manifestation of greed and jealousy.Former auditor of Marpin, Chattered Accountant Kieron Pinard Byne filed an application at the High Court of Justice which was supported by three board members namely; Dense Shillingford, Anthony Bernette Biscombe and Patricia Englis to hold the former CEO responsible for $16, 261,810.76 of the Company’s liabilities. Justice Brian Cottle ruled in their favor earlier this month stated in his decision that Abraham “carried out the Company’s business with reckless disregard” and in addition must pay $971,981.65 which he used for his personal undertakings and appointed Pinnard-Byrne as liquidator.Abraham told Dominica Vibes News on Monday that the lawsuit came as a surprise to him as he “sacrificed greatly for Marpin and put it before his own interest”.He explained further that he ensured that he always did what he considered to be “in the best interest of the company” and views “the lawsuit as a manifestation of greed and jealousy”.“How can I be responsible for the debt of Marpin when they operated under a board of directors” he asked, as the board had the “legal responsibility” for the company’s operation and “would override me at any time?”According to him the order from the Master’s Court was that both parties should consult on an agreed date for the hearing of the matter however he was never consulted, served with Court documents or notified of the hearing.He learnt of the ruling through a friend and made an inquiry from the Court by which time Justice Cottle’s order was served on him.His attorney Lennox Lawrence explained that they were “very surprised” as the case management order which precedes the trial of the matter stipulated that both parties agree to a date for trial. “There was never any consultation with Mr Abraham and to aggravate the circumstance Mr Abraham was never notified of the trial date so he could not have attended that which he was not notified of. My instructions are that the trial took place in his absence and without his knowledge.”Lawrence contends that “clearly it would have been obvious to the other side that they would have to consult with Mr Abraham before setting a date for trial” as it was directed by the master of the court.He said further that Justice Cottle’s judgment “does not indicate whether any attempt was made to serve” which is a requirement based on the Court rules and procedures that a party to a lawsuit be notified. According to Lawrence; “in our view the procedure was totally side-stepped” which therefore makes the trial an “irregular” one as the proper procedures were not been followed.He also noted that he applied to the Court last Thursday to have the judgment set aside as the trial took place in his client absence. That move he explained is also a provision in the law. Meanwhile Abraham noted that does not regret Marpin’s decision which caused the liberalization of the telecommunications sector in Dominica although the company did not benefit directly from it.“I don’t regret that we have broken the monopoly because I think that is something that had to happen with time before the Caribbean could be free in telecoms so I don’t regret that but, I personally and Marpin by extension did not benefit from it, we fought the war but we did not get the benefits”. Abraham believes however that Marpin has the capability to be a leader in its industry.“I would like to Marpin in the forefront of telecoms in Dominica and in the OECS. I’d like to see Marpin get a mobile license, in the forefront of the industry and I believe that Marpin is capable of being there”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Video Shows Passengers Attacking Employees at Ft. Lauderdale Airport

first_img-22-year-old Danaysha Dixon was arrested on charges of or strike battery.-21-year-old Keira Ferguson was arrested on charges of touch or strike battery.They were taken to the Broward County Jail, and were released on bond Wednesday morning.Miramar-based Spirit Airlines released the following statement:“We thank our Team Members for their professionalism and quick actions, and we also thank the Broward Sheriff’s Office for their assistance at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport yesterday. Three Guests became combative following a delayed flight, and they were arrested for physically assaulting our Team Members.”Three of our Team Members sustained minor injuries. This violent behavior is completely unacceptable and has absolutely no place in airports or any other place of business. We will not tolerate abusive behavior of any kind. Further questions about this incident should be referred to law enforcement,” the statement continued.The Broward Sheriff’s Office says its investigation is ongoing, and the women could face additional charges. Three airline employees were injured during an attack by three women on Tuesday night at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and it was all caught on video.Officials with Spirit Airlines said the three employees suffered minor injuries when three guests “became combative following a delayed flight.”According to Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest reports, the three women hit the airplane employees “with miscellaneous items, such as phones, shoes, full water bottles, metal boarding signs and fast food.”The incident occurred outside the gate of a flight heading to Philadelphia that was delayed.“The victims were also punched and kicked in different sections of their bodies numerous times,” the arrest documents state.The three women who were arrested are all from Philadelphia:-20-year-old Tymaya Wright was arrested on charges of touch or strike battery and petit theft for allegedly taking a Spirit employee’s phone.Our summer is shining because of you Thanks for choosing Spirit and for being #PlaneAwesome pic.twitter.com/rrEXGyZCH7— Spirit Airlines (@SpiritAirlines) July 13, 2020last_img read more

Fighting Coco sets up Osaka showdown at U.S. Open

first_imgBy Amy TenneryNEW YORK, USA (Reuters) – Crowd-pleaser Coco Gauff came through a tough battle with qualifier Timea Babos 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 on Thursday to set up a third-round clash at the U.S. Open against top seed and defending champion Naomi Osaka.The 15-year-old American phenomenon was forced to dig deep to become the youngest player since Anna Kournikova in 1996 to reach the third round of the women’s singles at Flushing Meadows.“I was tested a lot. I think we both were just testing each other,” Gauff said. “It’s just that type of match where anyone could have won.”Gauff rode into this year’s tournament with enormous expectations after a dream run at Wimbledon where she beat five-time champion Venus Williams on her way to the fourth round.On Thursday, the two players were evenly matched for most of the contest, with Gauff maintaining a slightly tighter performance and committing 34 unforced errors compared to 42 from Hungarian Babos.It was another comeback for Gauff, who worked her way back from a one-set deficit in her first-round match, and the young upstart showed off her fighting instincts after failing to fend off a critical break point late in the second set.“I thought that the first set, I definitely was in control. In the second set, she raised her level and I wasn’t able to finish the set,” Gauff said.A fired-up Gauff prevailed after a 12-stroke rally late in the third set to set up a break point opportunity, pumping her fists wildly and shouting in excitement in front of a packed crowd that was firmly on her side.“I couldn’t even see any empty seats!” Gauff said of the crowd, which included retired NBA star Kobe Bryant.“I don’t even know how to really thank you guys. I’m super honoured to be American and play in New York City.”Gauff will face off against 21-year-old Osaka, who also holds the Australian Open title, in the third round of the tournament today in a clash that may provide a glimpse at the future of the women’s game.“Obviously she’s an amazing player,” said Gauff. “She’s defending champion. She’s won two slams. She’s number one. She’s only 21.“We’re both pretty young. But I’m a little bit newer to the game. So I’m just curious to see how my game matches up against her.”last_img read more

Leinster in European Cup action

first_imgKick off at the RDS is at 7.45. They begin the night five points ahead of Montpellier, tonight’s visitors to the RDS. Sean O’Brien is Leinster’s main injury absentee, with Rob Kearney returning to the bench. Leinster picked up a losing bonus point when the sides met in France in October, and head coach Leo Cullen is full of respect for their opponents. last_img

Chelsea up to second as Tottenham falter once more

first_imgA rare defensive error from the Blades set up Son Heung-min to open the scoring with his eighth goal of the season just before the hour mark.David McGoldrick thought he had levelled almost immediately, but after a three-minute delay the goal was ruled out for John Lundstram being millimetres offside in the build-up.To their credit, Chris Wilder’s men were not downhearted and survived another VAR review when George Baldock’s cross from the right evaded everyone and found the bottom corner.“I’m more interested in the recovery of my players, how they went for the jugular to try and get back in the game,” said Wilder on the VAR controversy.West Ham’s woes continued as Manuel Pellegrini’s men were beaten 3-0 at Burnley to stretch their winless streak to seven games.Ashley Barnes opened the scoring after 11 minutes as Burnley never looked back.Chris Wood doubled the hosts’ advantage after earlier having a goal ruled out by VAR for offside and a miserable day for the visitors at Turf Moor was summed up when goalkeeper Roberto punched a corner into his own net.“When you concede so many easy goals it does not help,” said Pellegrini.Everton moved six points clear of the relegation zone thanks to a 2-1 win at Southampton to ease the pressure on Marco Silva.Tom Davies gave the Toffees the perfect start at St Mary’s before Danny Ings equalised early in the second half.But Richarlison struck the winner 15 minutes from time to secure Everton’s first away league win since March.Newcastle are now seven points clear of the drop zone as they came from behind to beat Bournemouth 2-1 at St James’ Park thanks to goals from DeAndre Yedlin and Ciaran Clark. Lampard flying highLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 2-0 to move up to second in the Premier League on Saturday, while Tottenham’s troubles continued with a 1-1 draw at home to Sheffield United.League leaders Liverpool host Manchester City in a highly-anticipated clash between the champions of Europe and champions of England at Anfield on Sunday.Chelsea took advantage of kicking off a day earlier to move a point ahead of City and close to within five of Liverpool with a patient performance to break down a defensively dogged Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.Tammy Abraham moved level with Leicester’s Jamie Vardy as the top scorer in the Premier League with 10 goals as the England striker pounced on a deft flick through by Willian seven minutes into the second half.Christian Pulisic then secured all three points when the American headed home his fifth goal in his last three Premier League games.“We won the game relatively comfortably,” said Chelsea boss Frank Lampard. “A nice, solid win with a clean sheet.” Leicester can leapfrog Lampard’s men on goal difference and open up a nine-point gap between fourth and fifth with victory at home to Arsenal later on Saturday.– Tottenham, West Ham woe –Tottenham slipped to 12th and were lucky to even escape with a point as Sheffield United impressed once more to move up to fifth.“The reality is that for different reasons we are not showing the performances that we expect,” said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.“We are not in a good position in the table.”center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Saina Nehwal issues visa plea to External Affairs Minister ahead of Denmark Open to…

first_imgImage Courtesy: ReutersAdvertisement Saina Nehwal, the Indian badminton star and former world no. 1 is due her permit to enter Denmark ahead of the Denmark Open, which is to start on 15th October, and has approached the External Affairs minister through social media.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ReutersThe 29 year old wrote an appeal to Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, the Minister of External Affairs of India via her official Twitter, seeking assistance to get her and her trainer’s visas processed before next week.“I have an urgent request regarding visa for me and my trainer to Denmark. I have a tournament next week in Odense and we don’t have our visas processed yet. Our matches are starting on Tuesday next week,” Saina tweeted, mentioning Jaishankar at the end of the post.Advertisement I have an urgent request regarding visa for me and my trainer to Denmark. I have a tournament next week in Odense and we don’t have our visas processed yet . Our matches are starting on Tuesday next week . @DrSJaishankar @MEAQuery @DenmarkinIndia #danisadenmarkopen2019— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) October 7, 2019Advertisement Mr Sanjeev Gupta, the CEO of Digital India Corporation came up with a prompt reply, assuring the shuttler that he is working to get their visas clearned, but also said the delay is due to the Embassy of Denmark requiring the applicant’s presence, in this case Saina and her coach at VFS Global.Saina, currently ranked 8th, was the finalist in last year’s Danisa Denmark Open, losing out the trophy to Tai Tzu-ying, who hails from Taiwan in the final, and will take on Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi in the first round of this year’s tournament.Saina unfortunately had to see a first round exit in last month’s Koeran Open, along with her compatriot PV Sindhu, who will also be seen in action next week in Odense. Advertisementlast_img read more

RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year 2015 nominees

first_imgFedrick Dacres – AthleticsFor his achievement in winning the gold medal in the discus throw at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Dacres hurled the discus 64.80 metres to win the event over Ronald Juliao of Brazil by .15 metres. The 21-year-old Dacres also finished seventh in the final of the discus at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, with a throw of 64.22 metres, well below the 65.77 metres he threw to qualify for the final round. His earlier throw would have earned him the bronze medal had he made it in the final round of competition.Veronica Campbell-Brown – AthleticsFor her achievement in earning the bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, with a season best run of 21.97 seconds, the third-fastest time of the year. Campbell-Brown also ran the lead leg for the gold medal-winning women’s 4×100 metres relay team at the Championships. Earlier in the year, VCB was a member of two medal-winning teams at the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas; the silver medal 4×200 metres relay team and the gold medal-winning 4×100 metres relay team. Campbell-Brown was also fourth in the 100 metres final at the World Championships.Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce – AthleticsFor her achievement in winning the 100 metres title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, with a brilliant run of 10.76 seconds. This was her third World 100m title, after previous triumphs in 2009 and 2013 and it was her fifth title in the last six major championships (including the last two Olympic Games). The ‘Pocket Rocket’ also anchored the women’s 4×100 metres relay team to victory in a championship record 41.07 seconds. Fraser-Pryce was the only Diamond race winner for Jamaica in the 2015 IAAF Diamond League, winning the diamond for the 100 metres with a perfect four wins from four starts. She ran a world-leading 10.74 seconds in Paris in the Diamond League and led the 4×100 metres relay team to victory at the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas. Fraser-Pryce registered the three fastest 100 metres times for the year.last_img read more