Imperial dd and Hoteli Makarska dd announced the merger

first_img“Our new company Imperial Riviera dd will continue to invest, create new jobs, develop tourism business and act as an economic driver of its destinations in Makarska and on the island of Rab. We believe that this is a significant step forward in the common interest of all stakeholders of the merged companies, as well as local communities in Makarska and on the island of Rab.” pointed out Vlado Miš, President of the Management Board of Imperial dd  The Management Boards of the tourist companies Imperial dd and Hoteli Makarska dd have signed an Agreement on the merger of the Makarska tourist company into Imperial dd, and the merged companies will continue to operate under the name Imperial Riviera dd with its headquarters in Rab and a branch in Makarska. The new company Imperial Riviera dd will own six hotels, three tourist resorts and two camps in the leading Croatian destinations Rab and Makarska, which makes 3.618 accommodation units and a capacity to accommodate 9.000 guests, and will be one of the ten largest tourist companies in Croatia.  With the merger, Hoteli Makarska will transfer all its assets, rights and obligations to Imperial, so the total share capital of Imperial will increase from HRK 254 million to HRK 401 million. As compensation for the transferred value, the shareholders of Hotel Makarska dd will become shareholders of Imperial by receiving 0,32679 shares of Imperial for each share of Makarska. The corresponding number of shares will be rounded to the first lower whole number, and the difference will be paid to the shareholders in cash.  The intensive investment cycle launched in the previous period in Makarska and Rab after privatization, worth HRK 250 million, will continue in the merged company on a significant scale and with much greater investment potential, which will enable increased capital investments in the future, say the management of Imperial doo “Imperial Riviera dd will employ about 900 workers in the season, of which 40% are full-time employees, while retaining all acquired employee rights in Makarska and Rab and maintaining the existing collective agreements. This merger will provide even better working conditions for our employees in the long run and enable them to gain new knowledge and experience and new career opportunities. Business will continue to be organized as a destination, which will keep jobs in both Makarska and Rab” pointed out Joško Lelas, President of the Management Board of Hoteli Makarska dd Also, the new Imperial Riviera dd plans to continue investing in the material rights of workers in accordance with investments in tourist facilities and raising the quality of services, which with increased management efficiency and better corporate governance represents added value for employees and shareholders.  Valamar Riviera dd will continue to manage all hotels, resorts and camps in Makarska and Rab under the brands Valamar – All You Can Holiday and Camping Adriatic by Valamar, which ensures their continuity in the market and the continuation of successful business in tourism.   The merger should also be approved by the general assemblies during May 2019.last_img read more

Italy introduces mandatory covid19 testing for people coming from Croatia

first_imgCroatia is still on the list of countries for which there is no general recommendation of the British government to avoid all unnecessary trips. All UK citizens can go to Croatia and back to the country without any restrictions. Croatia is on the lists of safe countries and most other EU member states, including Poland and the Czech Republic, from which significant tourist traffic is recorded this year. According to the decision, persons who have been in the territory of Croatia and the mentioned countries for the last 14 days have the obligation to: “Everyone who plans to go to Croatia should reconsider the necessity of their trip. However, if you cannot avoid this type of travel, be sure to avoid places with an increased number of people, mass gatherings, indoor bars and nightclubs, ”said Kacin. Asked whether Croatia will be on the red list for the second week (mandatory 14-day quarantine upon return to Slovenia), Kacin said that the numbers of new patients would say so. The decision is effective from today (August 13), which you can read here. Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Focus: Italian citadines in country and foreign cities in Italy b) the obligation to test by PCR through buffer zones at the time of arrival at the airport, port or border crossing, or within 48 hours to the nearest health institution of residence. While waiting for the test, persons are required to remain in the self-isolation of their own home. In the regular update of the list of countries safe for travel, on July 31, the German Robert Koch Institute confirmed Croatia on the list of recommended destinations for summer vacations of its citizens, and the decision was confirmed by the German Government by updating the list yesterday. On August 10, Austria updated the list of safe countries, ie areas, and Croatia was confirmed in the group of countries to which the Austrian Government recommends travel to its citizens. Croatia remains on the list of safe countries in key emitting countriescenter_img According to the Slovenian media, most of the new patients in Slovenia came from Croatia, and the Slovenes resent us for doing too little testing. According to data until yesterday, 24 new cases were recorded in the past 130 hours, so the number of currently ill (active cases) in Croatia to date is 686. We know that Ferragosto (from lat. Feriae Augusti = Feast of Augustus) is approaching, the feast of the Assumption, which is celebrated every August 15 in Italy, and is considered one of the most important religious and family holidays. At that time, many Italians go on vacation, and most take advantage of the entire vacation.  The Slovenian government is closely monitoring the entire situation in Croatia Italian Minister of Health Roberto Speranza has signed a new Decision on the introduction of mandatory testing for covid19 for all who come to Italy from Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain. Also, Slovenian government spokesman Jelko Kacin said that Croatia could soon be on the red list due to the increasing number of new infections in Croatia. a) showing to a public transport official or who is authorized for controls, a PCR test not older than 72 hours before entering the country that is negative for COVID-19last_img read more

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International driver permit, valid in 188 countries, can now be processed online in Indonesia

first_imgPeople living in Indonesia are now able to register for international driver permits online as the National Police have launched a service to ease the process of applying for the document, which is valid for use in 188 foreign countries. National Police Traffic Corps head Insp. Gen. Istiono said that Indonesia had cooperated with 188 countries so that international driving permit holders from the country would be able to use their licenses there. “All ASEAN [countries] are included among the 188 countries,” Istiono said as quoted by on Friday, without elaborating on the other countries. The National Police’s Traffic Corps launched on Friday a new feature that enables drivers to register and pay for international driving permits online. Before the online feature, applicants had to register themselves manually by visiting the police’s international driving permit center in South Jakarta. With the online feature, applicants — who must already have driving licenses — can register themselves through the traffic corps website for an international driving permit registration.  After filling out the form and making the payment, applicants will still need to visit the police’s international driving permit center in South Jakarta and bring the required documents, including their ID card, national driving license and passport, as well as copies of the registration form and payment. Foreign citizens living in Indonesia are particularly required to bring their permanent stay visa permit (KITAP). By allowing permit applicants to register themselves through the online feature, Istiono expected that it would be able to reduce corrupt practices in the permit-issuing process.“This feature upgrade should make our service more accessible to the public,” Istiono said as quoted by Antara.  (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Norac to Establish First American Manufacturing Facility in Northampton County

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Norac to Establish First American Manufacturing Facility in Northampton County March 04, 2016center_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Norac, an agro-food group that manufacturers bread and bakery products, will establish its first American manufacturing facility in Forks Township, Northampton County. The company will create 62 new jobs as a result“I am thrilled to announce that Norac is establishing its first American manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania, “Governor Wolf said. “The collaborative efforts of the Governor’s Action Team, the Pennsylvania Office of International Business Development and our local economic development partner Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation exemplify that we can have a government that works on all levels.”Norac will expand its global operations through their subsidiary Norac Group USA and establish its first American manufacturing facility in Forks Township. The company will build a 79,160-square-foot facility and make site improvements. Norac has committed to creating 62 new jobs over the next three years.Norac USA received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $186,000 Pennsylvania First program grant, $124,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits, $27,900 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training. The company has also been encouraged to apply for a $2.4 million low-interest loan including $1 million from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Office of International Business Development and the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.Norac employs more than 3,700 worldwide, and are the producers of the number one bakery snack in France. Under the brand Bakerly, Norac USA is introducing a natural alternative to traditional bakery snacks for supermarkets across the country: delicious French inspired recipes with no preservatives and no additives. Its product line includes chocolate and strawberry filled crepes, as well as other bakery items such as chocolate croissants and mini-brioches with chocolate chips.For more information on Bakerly, visit www.bakerly.comFor more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Governor Wolf Awards $2 Million in 2017-18 Senior Community Center Grants

first_imgKittanning Senior Community CenterArmstrong$46,775 Pottstown Area Seniors’ CenterMontgomery$11,818 April 20, 2018 Riverview Community Action CorporationAllegheny$60,000 Middletown Senior Citizens AssociationBucks$35,465 Kennett Area Senior CenterChester$38,500 GECAC Corry Senior CenterErie$5,200 Vintage, Inc.Allegheny$82,000 Berks EncoreBerks$99,200 Prime Time Activity Center – BellevueAllegheny$142,947 Senior Community Services’ Chester Senior CenterDelaware$21,863 Ford City Senior Community CenterArmstrong$52,082 Clearfield Center for Active LivingClearfield$46,500 Benton Senior CenterColumbia$24,212 Littlestown Area Senior CenterAdams$24,400 Wayne Senior CenterDelaware$25,700 Forest Hills Senior CenterCambria$103,000 Senior Center NameCountyAmount Lower Paxton Township Friendship Senior CenterDauphin$8,856 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Chambersburg Senior Activity CenterFranklin$31,983 Jewish Community Alliance of NEPALuzerne$40,900 Hawley Senior CenterWayne$112,616 McKenna Center for Active AdultsWestmoreland$11,753center_img Millersburg Area Senior Center Advisory BoardDauphin$60,420 Centre Region Active Adult CenterCentre$65,000 Yorktown Senior CenterYork$7,500 John F. Kennedy Senior CenterErie$56,551 Erie Center on Health and Aging (LifeWorks Erie)Erie$39,950 GECAC Tri-Boro Senior CenterErie$46,324 Press Release,  Seniors Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that 41 senior centers throughout the commonwealth will be the recipients of the Department of Aging’s 2017-18 Senior Community Center Grants – totaling $2 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Lottery.“Senior community centers serve as gateways for older adults to access vital community services,” said Governor Wolf. “These grants give senior centers the resources they need to revitalize and expand services that enrich the lives of Pennsylvania’s senior population.”Senior centers have a wide variety of offerings that may include: nutritious meal programs; educational opportunities; transportation services; financial and insurance counseling; exercise programs; and social and recreational activities.There are over 500 senior community centers across the 67 counties of the commonwealth, and these grants are designed to help centers provide services that attract a new generation of participants.“Throughout Pennsylvania, senior community centers are constantly seeking innovative and creative ways to meet the needs of an aging population,” said Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne. “This investment of funds serves to ensure that Pennsylvania’s seniors can continue to benefit from programs and services that promote active community engagement and enjoyment of life.”For more information on senior community centers, visit is the list of the Senior Community Center awardees and grant amounts: Governor Wolf Awards $2 Million in 2017-18 Senior Community Center Grants Abington Senior Community CenterLackawanna$9,983 Benjamin H. Wilson Senior CenterBucks$57,697 Body & Soul Health and Wellness Center (Sharpsburg)Allegheny$135,000 On Lok Center for SeniorsPhiladelphia$8,830 Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery CountyMontgomery$150,000 The Reynoldsville Foundry Senior CenterJefferson$30,000 White Rose Senior CenterYork$26,042 Blue Ridge Senior CenterSusquehanna$5,504 Northern Blair Senior CenterBlair$28,450 Morrisville Senior ServicenterBucks$145,329 LifeSpan Mon Valley at Olympia Senior Resource CenterAllegheny$54,300 Surrey Services for SeniorsChester$19,111 Crispus Attucks Active Living CenterYork$8,565 Raymond & Miriam Klein Jewish Community Center (KleinLife)Philadelphia$28,650last_img read more

Flood Recovery: $1.2 Billion for Louisiana

first_imgLouisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and U.S. Representaive Garret Graves have announced that the federal government will allocate an additional $1.213 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for hazard mitigation projects in parishes that were impacted by the 2016 floods. Commenting this, Governor Edwards said: “This new investment from HUD is critically important to our rebuilding efforts. It will allow us to make investments in flood risk reduction and infrastructure projects in areas of our state that were devastated by the 2016 floods, including partnering with the Army Corps of Engineers to make investments in  large-scale projects such as the Comite River Diversion Canal.”“Once we have the full details from the federal government regarding how these funds can be spent, we will work with stakeholders and local governments to determine what projects to fund and outline our plan to HUD. I appreciate the congressional delegation’s continued efforts on our flood recovery, and I am confident these resources will be used to strengthen our communities against future disasters.”Representaive Graves added that “this is one of the largest flood protection, mitigation and resiliency disaster appropriations made to the state of Louisiana in history and brings the sum of federal recovery dollars for Louisiana’s 2016 floods to more than 10 billion, enabling us to advance critical projects that have been stagnant for far too long – projects like Comite, West Shore, Upper Barataria Risk Reduction and Morganza to the Gulf.”“These resources will be used as part of an overall solution for Comite – a solution that will include Army Corps of Engineers funding – but will also give Louisiana flexibility to directly take the lead on implementing and completing projects instead of being held hostage by the bureaucracy of the Corps.”This tranche of federal dollars was appropriated through the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which became law on February 9, 2018last_img read more

US weekly LNG exports rise to six cargoes

first_imgSabine Pass (Image courtesy of Cheniere)The United States exported in total six liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes in the week ending August 29.Five of these cargoes departed from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass facility and one from the Dominion Cove Point plant, with a combined LNG-carrying capacity of 22 Bcf, according to the Energy Information Administration.This compares to five LNG vessels with a combined carrying capacity of 18.1 Bcf that departed the US in the week before.One LNG tanker with a capacity of 3.9 Bcf was also loading at the Cove Point terminal on Wednesday, EIA said in its weekly natural gas report.The natural gas feedstock to the two LNG terminals averaged 3.1 Bcf/d during the week under review, compared to 3.3 Bcf/d last week.Henry Hub spot prices fell from $2.99 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) last Wednesday to $2.96/MMBtu on August 29, EIA said.last_img read more

Doshie Smith, 84, Cedar Grove, Indiana

first_imgDoshie Smith, age 84, of Cedar Grove, Indiana died Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Mercy West Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.Born January 10, 1936 in Clay County, Kentucky she was the daughter of the late Gilbert & Maude (Duff) Swafford.  On June 29, 1954 she was united in marriage to Cloyd Smith and he survives.She was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in New Trenton.  Doshie was retired, having worked at Sperry Rubber, and also the former Thies and Christina’s Restaurants.  In her leisure time she enjoyed gardening and cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren.Besides Cloyd, her loving husband of 66 years, survivors include a son & daughter-in-law, Terry & Martha Smith of Cedar Grove, Indiana, a daughter & son-in-law, Beverly K. & Steve Howison of West Harrison, Indiana; a sister, Lola May of Indianapolis, Indiana; seven grandchildren as well as twelve great-grandchildren.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son Ted Smith who died November 16, 2012, two sisters, Evie Smith and Edna Smith, as well as two brothers, Ray Swafford and Marvin Swafford.Pastor Chuck McMahan of Smyrna Baptist Church will officiate the Funeral Services on Thursday, July 16, 2020, 1:00 P.M. at Smyrna Baptist Church, 4047 U.S. Highway 52, New Trenton, Indiana.  Burial will then follow in Springfield Cemetery in Bath, IndianaFamily & friends may visit from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Smyrna Baptist Church in New Trenton.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to once again serve the Smith family.  To sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit .last_img read more

Eric Dungey turns in rocky performance against FSU

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 31, 2015 at 8:56 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Eric Dungey blamed himself for killing Syracuse’s momentum.With the Orange down 14 and Dungey already 6 yards into a scramble on third-and-7, the ball popped out. Derwin James knocked it loose and Josh Sweat recovered. Travis Rudolph reeled in his third touchdown three plays later to put Florida State up 21 early in the third quarter.“Fumbling the ball, that’s unacceptable,” Dungey said. “I’ve got to tuck it away and I really killed the momentum.”Dungey accounted for all 14 of Syracuse’s offensive points with two 1-yard rushing touchdowns. He ran for 46 yards and those two scores, but an 11-of-24 mark for 120 yards in the air left much to be desired. Eighty-seven of those yards came on plays mostly manufactured by others, a screen turned into a 62-yard gain by Dontae Strickland and a 25-yard floater that Steve Ishmael climbed Jalen Ramsey to grab.Other than that, a vaunted FSU defense held Dungey to 33 yards on nine completions to help shut down the Orange (3-5, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) in a 45-21 win for the No. 17 Seminoles (7-1, 5-1) on Saturday afternoon at Doak Campbell Stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I could’ve done a lot better,” Dungey said. “A lot of mistakes that I could’ve fixed … I got to get rid of the ball and be smarter with the ball.”Dungey was sacked twice and ran the ball twice more than he passed. He rarely had time in the pocket as Syracuse’s offensive line was bullied by the FSU front. It led to 13 rushes – only two of which went for first downs – and one hit where he was slow to get up.Offensive coordinator Tim Lester still thinks Dungey needs to get rid of the ball more. He acknowledged receivers weren’t getting open downfield in one-on-one matchups, but would’ve liked to see the freshman throw underneath the coverage rather than over it.“It was going to be his first real test at that speed, not a lot of time, make quick decisions,” Lester said. “I thought he made some good ones. Other times I thought he was waiting on some big play or trying to take a shot on a wheel route when a check down would’ve been just as good.”Dungey had his lowest completion percentage of the season by 4.2 percent and several times was visibly on a different page than his receivers.One pass hit wideout Sean Avant in the back of the leg as he set a screen for a streaking Jordan Fredericks. Another fell well in front of Brisly Estime, who appeared to slow up on a slant route.“There were gaps,” Dungey said. “I just had to find them.”With receivers blanketed, Dungey looked short when he did pass. Tight end Josh Parris had a season-high 35 yards on four receptions and provided an option in a short game that has often trumped a Syracuse downfield attack not often in existence.On Syracuse’s fourth drive of the third quarter, with the Orange clinging to its last bit of life down 35-14, four of the drive’s last five plays ended with the ball in Dungey’s hands. Two rushes for 8 and 3 yards, respectively, preceded two consecutive sacks.“I don’t know if he had a chance to play well to be quite honest with you,” head coach Scott Shafer said. “I don’t think we did a good enough job up front to give him a chance.”Riley Dixon trotted out for his eighth punt of the day and Dungey didn’t finish another drive. Fredericks and Zack Mahoney shared the last five snaps, and Dungey watched from the sideline as Syracuse stalled out once again. Commentslast_img read more