After a successful season, the Lošinj-based Jadranka Group is further raising investments in salaries and employee education.Thus, eight percent more funds were allocated for salaries and other investments in permanent and seasonal employees than in 2018. Jadranka Group also invests multimillion amounts in additional education of its employees at all levels.The training program in the Jadranka Group includes in-house workshops, theoretical lectures and practical trainings. Among them, the Gastro Academy stands out, which directs employees to improve the skills needed for high service at the 5 * level. In addition to internal training, employees have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills and thus attend specialized programs in external institutions for highly specialized occupations, such as concierge, sommelier, bartender or butler.”We believe that the salary increase is a logical step in the development of the Group’s business and employee relations, which are a key factor for successful business. In the hotel and camping industry, we are continuously increasing our base from year to year, and thus, in addition to improving living and working conditions, we also give our employees a kind of recognition and gratitude for their collective success. Also, this year we increased the basic salaries for occupations in retail, wholesale and food production in trade.. “, Said Sanjin Šolić, President of the Management Board of Jadranka Group.Photo: Jadranka groupSpeaking about the increase in salaries and the improvement of employee conditions, Mr. Šolić pointed out that one of the Group’s priorities is to ensure the best possible conditions for the accommodation of seasonal employees. It is with this goal that the arrangement of capacities at the level of 4 * was approached, which will provide employees with adequate accommodation and provide more comfortable living conditions during their stay on Lošinj.Also, for all seasonal employees, the Jaddranka group offers the status of a permanent seasonal worker at the end of the season, which guarantees them a job for next year as well as the rights of permanent employees, an Easter card and a gift for children. By the way, Jadranka employs about 700 permanent employees, while during the tourist season the total number of employees is about 1.600 employees distributed in all subsidiaries.
The whole story started with the initiative of the Croatian team of the SCP group, ie the company SCP Adriatica, which nominated this Poreč project for the award. This company is the main distributor of the SCP group for the area of Eastern Europe, and apart from Croatia, they are particularly interested in the markets of Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, where they intend to expand more intensively in the coming period. For the realization of these plans, the most responsible is the General Manager of SPC Adriatica Lado Lačen, who through his own entrepreneurial venture and the company Eurostil was one of the pioneers of the pool business in Poreč and in general in this area. Source: Glas IstrePhoto: aquacolors.eu The world’s leading distributor of pools and pool equipment SCP Distributors LLC declared Aquapark Aquacolors from Poreč the best European project in 2019. Glas Istre states that the SCP award, which is considered the most prestigious world award in the pool and wellness industry, is awarded to projects of its business partners, in this case BK Mont from Pazin and Archetype 21 from Poreč. Poreč architects conceptually conceived and made the project of the water complex, which was then realized by BK Mont. It is the latest attraction that Aquacolors will premiere in the upcoming season and a water complex where about seventy people have worked for ten months.
PFA, RWC, Allianz Global Investors, AXA Investment Managers, ING IM International, Kames Capital, RBC Global Asset Management, Kempen Capital Management, KirsteinPFA – The Danish commercial pensions provider has poached Danske Bank’s global head of corporate and institutional banking Anders Damgaard, bringing him on board as the fourth member of group’s management board in charge of investment and risk management. Damgaard has worked at Danske Bank since 2001, with most of his time there spent within the bank’s Danske Markets business segment. He will take up his new role as group director on 1 January next year.RWC – Rash Patel has joined RWC’s institutional team. He will be working alongside Joanna Lancaster, who is responsible for RWC’s relationships with consultants. Patel joins from MFS International, where he spent eight years looking after relationships with institutional investors in the UK. Before then, he worked at Barclays Global Investors for seven years following several years at UBS, as well as Mercer and Fidelity.Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) – Joe Moody, in a newly created role, has been appointed to lead the International Solutions Specialists teams in the UK, the US and Continental Europe, excluding Germany and Japan. Before joining AllianzGI, Moody was senior independent adviser to Pacific Global Advisors. Before then, he worked at State Street Global Advisors in London for 10 years as a managing director. He started his career in investment management 1994 at F&C Asset Management. AXA Investment Managers – Christophe Coquema has been appointed global head of the Client Group, replacing Laurent Seyer, who has decided to leave the €582bn asset manager. Julien Fourtou will succeed Coquema as global head of Multi-Asset Client Solutions & Trading Securities Financing (MACS&TSF) and join the management board. Fourtou, since joining AXA IM in 2000, has occupied various positions across AXA IM’s investment teams, including COO of the fixed income division.ING IM International – ING IM International has appointed Ashish Goyal as head of its Emerging Markets Equity team as of 1 October. He will be tasked with expanding the company’s EME strategies from its office in Singapore. Currently, Ashish is working at Eastsprings Investments, where he has been investment director for Asia Equity, CIO for Asia/GEM Equities and head of Asia Equities for the past 20 years. Robert Holmes will also join the EME team as of 1 September. Based in London, he will be responsible for emerging Europe strategies. Over the last 10 years, he has served as a fund manager within the EMEA region, including seven years with Griffin Capital Management.Kames Capital – Edouard Giraud has been appointed as a business development consultant on the European sales team, focusing on the Swiss market. He joins from MSCI, where he was a sales associate tasked with developing the group’s presence in the UK and Nordic regions. Before then, he worked at Citigroup as a sales assistant for its EMEA Institutions, having previously worked for Société Générale and Inora Life.RBC Global Asset Management – Clive Brown has been appointed chief executive and managing director of RBC GAM International. In this newly created role, he will oversee business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, excluding BlueBay Asset Management. He joins from JP Morgan Asset Management, where he held a number of senior roles, most recently global COO and chairman of Asia. Before then, he was chief executive at JP Morgan Asset Management International.Kempen Capital Management – Maarten Vankan has been appointed senior portfolio manager in the global small-cap team, joining from Cyrte Investments. He has also worked as a portfolio manager at ABN AMRO Asset Management and Aegon AM. According to CIO Lars Dijkstra, the appointment underlines Kempen’s aim to expand its long-term small-cap offering in the Netherlands and Europe.Kirstein – Martin Sønderskov Nielsen has been promoted to head of department for Search & Selection, in which he has worked since 2007. He will be responsible for Kirstein’s monitoring and selection of Danish and international asset managers, peer group analyses and assessments of investment strategies.
For the Valida Pensionskassen – part of the Valida Group, at which Zakostelsky is chairman of the board – he reported a 9.1% return.He said it had been the “traditional asset classes” that drove performance in the Austrian pension fund market overall, as real estate “still does not have more weight in the portfolios”, and exposure remains at around 5%.In recent years, analysts have predicted an increase in Austrian schemes’ real estate allocations, but Zakostelsky said he did not see that happening “over the medium term” – and perhaps only once higher-yielding bonds began to mature.In 2014, it had been mainly core European bonds, acquired several years ago, that helped the Pensionskassen’s performance, he said.Additionally, returns came from exposure to bonds from Europe’s periphery, which make up around 10% of Austrian portfolios, compared with 2-3% in previous years.As for equities, Zakostelsky cited US stocks as the main performance drivers apart from emerging market and other non-European shares.In total, 840,000 Austrians are covered by a Pensionskasse, representing approximately 20% of employees.Once again, the FVPK repeated its demand to introduce the EET system in the Austrian second pillar, making contributions by employees tax deductible, not only those from employers.Zakostelsky said he was convinced this would make the second pillar more attractive, encouraging employers to introduce such systems for occupational pension provision.The FVPK pointed out that, to set up such a system, an employer still has to pay a 2% minimum contribution to a Pensionskasse.For SMEs, this minimum “should be lower”, Zakostelsky said. Austrian Pensionskassen returned 7.85% on average over 2014, bringing the long-term average since the early 1990s to 5.71%.The pension funds are now managing €19.5bn in assets in total, a 9% year-on-year increase.There was a “wide spread” of the different Pensionskassen in terms of performance, but Andreas Zakostelsky, chairman of the Austrian pension fund association FVPK, declined to provide details on the range of returns.However, he confirmed that no pension fund produced a negative result, and that all had performed either “very well or very, very well”.
LocalNews Salybia Primary School cops Carnival Princess 2012 title by: – February 6, 2012 Adicia Burton at the launching of the Carnival Princess Competition. Photograph by: Josiah St. Jean of Pictastic Photo Studio. A nine year old student of the Salybia Primary School has been crowned winner of the Carnival Princess 2012 competition.The show which was organized by the Rotaract Club was held on Sunday at the Harlem Plaza in Newtown.Adicia Burton won four awards defeating seven other contestants; Gianni George of the St. Martin’s Primary School, Nisha Prosper of the Goodwill Primary School, Shaihda Francois of the Paix Bouche Primary School, Britny Toussaint of the St. Joseph Primary School, Jeanyia Giraudel of the Grand Fond Primary School and Brier Evans of the Convent Preparatory School.She won the awards of Ms. Congeniality, Best in party dress, Best party dress and Miss Intelligence.The first runner up position went to the Convent Preparatory School’s Brier Evans winning the Best Costume and Best in costume awards.The Grand Fond School’s Jeanyia Giraudel won the second runner up position winning the Miss Photogenic and Best talent awards.[nggallery id=135]Dominica Vibes News 32 Views one comment Tweet Share Share Share Sharing is caring!
The 2013-14 high school athletic season is ready to kick off. Some, like golf, get underway on August 2nd. Don’t forget that this year the EIAC will add Connersville and Rushville, so I would assume most of the bugs have been ironed out in the scheduling of all sports. Football and basketball obviously took the most rearranging. Many of those old rivalries may soon be a thing of the past. As class sports become more entrenched, it is getting obvious that schools will schedule more and more their size and larger schools rather than smaller ones. We have already seen this with boys and girls basketball in our area and with the two new EIAC schools, it will only get more pressing to upgrade the schedules. Basketball will be saved somewhat because there will no longer be the round-robin scheduling of conference teams. The schools in danger of dropping from Batesville’s schedule will be JCD, S. Ripley, Hauser, and N. Decatur. I know I do not want to see this happen, but it may be inevitable if more conference switching takes place. It will only happen with these 4 if no other solution is available. Think back a few years and you saw games with Switzerland County, Union County, Rising Sun, and Milan. When so much emphasis is put on the post regular season results, coaches are going to protect their jobs by insisting on tough regular season schedules. No one thinks the above schools can’t play tough basketball, but all are 1A or 2A so the stigma in ratings says they are weaker.
(REUTERS) – Irish-trained horses look set to repeat last year’s dominance of the Grand National as they were given the top five weights for the famous marathon steeplechase at Aintree, Liverpool on April 8.Five of last year’s top six finishers were trained in Ireland and April’s race announced on Tuesday contains 20 horses trained in the country out of the top 40 entries – the maximum runners allowed – on the list.Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown House Stud won with Rule The World last year and the businessman appears intent on staging a repeat with 12 of his 16 entries on the 109-horse list guaranteed a run if trainer Gordon Elliot opts to race them.
Small wonder. Those two became the biggest beneficiaries of Leonard’s departure. Siakam is averaging 7.3 more shots and 6.6 more points per game at the break; Van Vleet, 5.3 and 7, respectively. The remainder of Leonard’s shots were scooped up by Kyle Lowry and OG Anunoby.___3:55 p.m.Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard is grateful for the All-Star break.He had to pull out of the All-Star Game and Saturday night’s 3-point competition after he strained his groin during Wednesday night’s 111-104 loss to Memphis. He was replaced by Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker. Lillard is averaging 29.5 points and 7.9 assists. “Tough injury,” he said during Saturday’s All-Star media session. “Came at a tough time. Fortunate for me, that game was on the 12th, we don’t play again until the 21st. So that’s at least nine days of being able to see where I am, get some treatment, do some rehab and go from there.”___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Commissioner Adam Silver announced the move on Saturday. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine people killed when their helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain near Los Angeles on Jan. 26.Bryant became the youngest player to ever play in an All-Star Game when he made his debut in 1998 at age 19. He made the All-Star team 18 times during his stellar career with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning the MVP award a record-tying four times.Silver says Bryant “is synonymous with NBA All-Star and embodies the spirit of this global celebration of our game.”___4:00 p.m. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night at NBA All-Star weekend. (all times local):6:43 p.m.The NBA has renamed its All-Star Game MVP award in honor of Kobe Bryant. The Latest: NBA renames All-Star Game MVP award for Bryant Toronto Raptors and All-Star coach Nick Nurse was in Las Vegas last summer when he got the news that Kawhi Leonard was leaving the defending champions after just one season to join the Los Angeles Clippers.Soon after, Nurse headed down to the hotel lobby and ran into two of his players, Pascal Siakam and Fred Van Vleet.“I thought the guys might need some cheering up, so I said, ‘Hey, look at it this way: Kawhi leaving means we just freed up something like 20 shots per game,” Nurse said.It was 18.8 per game to be precise, but who’s counting? Well, plenty of Leonard’s former teammates, apparently.“Siakam immediately starts doing this,” Nurse laughed, swinging his right arm in widening circles, like a baseball pitcher loosening up before entering a game. “And Van Vleet just breaks into a crazy grin.” February 15, 2020 Associated Press
THE Diamond Upsetters Football Club (DUFC), a new affiliate of the East Bank Football Association (EBFA) on Saturday afternoon last at the Diamond Community Centre, recognised the efforts of their Under-11 team which ended fourth in the just concluded Ralph Green/EBFA Under-11 League.In its first year of competition since being formed, the club has announced its presence in no uncertain manner as a real contender in the EBFA, but more importantly, is striving to ensure that the youths in the Diamond area are guided in the right way and in this instance, through football.The awards ceremony which saw Coach Kevin Padmore Snr. being complimented for his efforts in guiding the team, also saw the players being presented with their participatory medals for the U-11 tournament.Diamond Upsetters Youth Coach Kevin Padmore (left) and Dr. Gerald Forde.DUFC’s Joshua Dias ended the league as the best goalkeeper and was presented with his trophy and backpack, one of five individual awardees for the league; the others being Most Disciplined, Most Promising, Most Valuable Player and Highest Goal Scorer.President of the EBFA, Franklin Wilson, was on hand to present Dias with his prize, as well as the medals to the other beaming and proud players. Wilson commended the players, club executives and coach for joining the EBFA fray and for their commendable showing in the competition.The club was encouraged to keep up the good work and to encourage parents to become more involved in its operations whilst ensuring that the players make their education a priority to ensure that balance with their footballing pursuits.DUFC’s President, Andre Fortune also complimented his players for showing that they will be a force to reckon with in East Bank football in the coming months and years. Fortune thanked Coach Kevin Padmore for his exemplary work in guiding the youths and ensuring that they are rounded up almost daily to train and play.Assistant Coach Troy December was also singled out for special mention and for his support to Coach Padmore.“I would like to urge the other players at the various levels of this still fledgling club to emulate the example set by our U-11 players and work very hard to build this club into one that is competitive. I applaud your commitment and dedication and look forward to a successful 2018.” Fortune concluded.Dr. Gerald Forde and Club Secretary, Ms. Hazel Fernandes were also on hand, along with Under-15 and senior players at Saturday’s function.The club will now focus their attention on the GFF/Pele Alumni Frank Watson U-15 Intra Association League which will start this Saturday with the March Past and a double-header at the Grove Playfield.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says his administration is sparing no effort to address the security situation across the country.In his contribution to the 2018/2019 Budget Debate in Parliament on Wednesday, Holness who declared a State of Public Emergency in the central parish of St. Catherine on the weekend, said the government will remain commitment to Enhanced Security Measures through Zones of Special Operations and States of Public Emergency, as well as a suite of other intelligence driven and targeted responses.Montague to update parliamentThe Prime Minister said at an appropriate time, the Minister of National Security, Robert Montague, will update Parliament in more detail on the operational and strategic results of the security measures.Reaching out to OppositionHe told Parliament, “The two main threats to our national security are guns and gangs. There is a legitimate call for a plan of action around which the nation can rally. We have developed elements of such a plan, however a key element is political consensus on the elements developed. I have started the process of reaching out to the Opposition to build this consensus and I have seen reciprocal signs.”According to Holness, the Vale Royal (official residence of the PM) talks – bi-partisan meetings – are scheduled to begin soon.This announcement from the Prime Minister comes on the heels of a recent call by Opposition leader Dr. Peter Phillips, for the resumption of talks. “I have invited the Opposition Spokesman on Security to attend the next sitting of the National Security Council to discuss elements of the crime plan and to share the ideas the Opposition would like to be incorporated in the plan,” Holness said.The PM says he is confident the government and Opposition will be able to reach an understanding to put “National Security above politics in the same way that Government and Opposition have rallied around to pass legislation relating to IMF (International Monetary Fund) targets.Amendments to Firearms ActOn issues related to guns and ammunition, Holness said the government will be bringing a series of amendments to the Firearms Act to Parliament, in order to discourage the possession of and/or dealing in illegal firearms and ammunition. He stated that the amendments will also streamline the regulation of the legal arms trade and the functions and activities of the Firearm Licensing Authority. Closer monitors of gangsAlso related to crime, Holness, disclosed that research is being undertaken to establish a watchlist to monitor persons with gang associations and those who are a part of criminal organizations.“Persons placed on the watchlist by the courts, will be subject to enhanced surveillance and other measures. Mr. Speaker, for too long we have accepted the concept of a ‘Don’, as almost legitimate leaders of our society. They are able to move freely and conduct their elicit activities as they like. This freedom also allows them to have association and influence over key functionaries in the community and broader society, including law enforcement.”He said it is time for the country to “deal decisively with gang leaders and dons.”Holness also stated that the government is proposing a policy of one year of compulsory service in the Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) for out of school unattached youth from age 18 to 24.He however told Parliament that the policy would not be initiated now.