Tourist rickshaws presented in Osijek – Rikša tour Osijek

first_imgAfter Zagreb and Osijek, it received its rickshaws as a new tourist product, ie a new offer for sightseeing of the city’s sights on the Drava.Rikša tour Osijek points out that they offer an interesting and different tour for exploring the city for all visitors to Osijek, and they also offer three different tours. The tours consist of a 15-minute promenade ride, a 30-minute tour of the Fortress, a 60-minute tour of the Fortress to A. Starčević Square and free tours by arrangement, and all tours are accompanied by an audio presentation in two languages.The project was initiated by Siniša Prelčec from Belišće, and it intends to employ at least four students on the thematic tour of the city. He says that he waited for the first sunny day to present the rickshaw to the public, which appeared today in sunny Osijek. “I have been working in tourism for fifteen years, since I retired from the Croatian Army, where I have been since the beginning. After the disbandment, I first got a job in catering, then in the season on the Adriatic. I made sure that rickshaws are in the thematic tourist offer because I visited a lot of our coast, and even a few cities in the world. And more and more guests are coming from these parts of the world, the offer is all the more attractive. The business idea somehow caught up with me after I saw that more and more tourists were visiting Slavonia, I went to the authorities and asked for permission, and then bought rickshaws in China with my own money. ”  said Siniša Prelčec for HRT Osijek.At the start, there are two vehicles on offer, and each rickshaw can accommodate two or three passengers. The starting point of the rickshaw is on the main square, Trg dr. Ante Starčevića, and it is possible to order at the client’s address.last_img read more

Osijek-Baranja County encourages the development of tourism with 650.000 kuna

first_imgThe third group support it is approved for organizing and participating in events, which is determined depending on the significance of the event and can amount to up to 50 percent of eligible costs, and 19 grants were approved in the total amount of HRK 104.300,00. Next year, the Days of Croatian Tourism will be held in Osijek, and the Days of UHPA in Vinkovci, which will be a great incentive and opportunity for the development of tourism in Slavonia. Photo: Osijek-Baranja County Grants amount to up to 50 percent of the eligible costs of the investment in the increase of accommodation capacities, quality of services and other prescribed purposes. Individually, the support can amount to a maximum of HRK 30.000,00. By signing the contract with a total value of HRK 500.100,00, the payment was enabled support from the budget of Osijek – Baranja County for investments in the development and improvement of rural tourism in the area of ​​Osijek-Baranja County for companies, crafts, family farms, simple companies, catering facilities and other entities engaged in tourism.center_img “Continental tourism is one of the strategic activities of Osijek-Baranja County, so among other incentive measures and activities from the county budget, we approve three types of support in rural tourism. This year we end with the signing of contracts for three types of support with 66 beneficiaries, ie the payment of 657.800,00 kuna for their activities which enrich the offer of continental tourism of Osijek-Baranja County, which we will do in the future. ” said Anusic. Continental tourism has become one of the strategic activities of Osijek-Baranja County The contracts were signed yesterday by Osijek-Baranja County Prefect Ivan Anušić and 40 beneficiaries of these grants, as well as seven beneficiaries subsidies for investment in indigenous and eno gastronomic offer, which were approved a total of HRK 53.400,00, intended to cover up to 50 percent of invoices paid for the purchase of agricultural products from local agricultural producers, up to a maximum of HRK 10.000,00. last_img read more

New Marquee club founders in line for encore

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COVID-19: More than 380 foreigners among infected in Indonesia

first_imgMore than 7,700 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Indonesia, of which more than 300 are foreign nationals, Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi has revealed.In a virtual press briefing on Thursday, Retno said at least 387 confirmed cases in the country were foreign nationals. “Thirteen deaths have been recorded, 11 of which had underlying diseases.”Forty-nine foreign nationals are receiving treatment, 27 others have recovered and 295 are “under isolation”, according to Retno. She asserted recently upon answering international media outlets’ questions that Indonesia’s missions abroad were taking additional steps to address the pandemic.“In line with President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s directives [on April 20], we have stepped up our efforts in conducting massive testing and carrying out progressive tracing,” the minister said.Retno also claimed that the country’s testing capacity had reached 12,000 tests per day, with patients being treated at referral centers and emergency health facilities such as the one located at the site of the former Kemayoran athletes village in Central Jakarta.Authorities have distributed over 1.4 million pieces of personal protective equipment since March 27.The foreign minister reiterated Indonesia’s involvement in the Global Solidarity Trial, an initiative by the World Health Organization to find therapeutic drugs for COVID-19. Taking part in the trial were 14 hospitals, nine of which began clinical trials this week, Retno added.Topics : As of Thursday, Indonesian health authorities had recorded 7,775 cases of COVID-19, with 647 fatalities. At least 960 patients have recovered.There are 540 cases linked to Indonesian nationals abroad, with 24 fatalities. Of the total, 358 are undergoing treatment and 131 have recovered.Retno said last week that another focus in Indonesia’s foreign policy was to ensure the protection of Indonesian citizens abroad and foreign nationals in Indonesia during the global pandemic.Read also: Indonesian mission prioritizes citizen safety as France extends COVID-19 lockdownlast_img read more

Denmark to ease Solvency II reporting burden for smaller schemes

first_imgThe decree – entitled ‘Executive order on proportional reduction of the regular supervisory reporting for group 1 insurance companies, etc.’ – will come into force on 1 July.It allows insurance companies, life insurers and pension providers, which have a combined market share in their respective markets of less than 20%, to apply to the FSA for dispensation to reduce reporting required under the Solvency II legislation now implemented in Denmark.The ministry issued a list of 70 companies that now have the option of applying for this dispensation, including the pension providers PenSam, JØP, DIP, Bankpension and PKA (as well as the three health and social care sector pension funds it runs), the architects’ pension fund AP, the pension fund for Agricultural Academics and Veterinary Surgeons (PJD) and PBU.Per Plougmand Baertelsen, director of the life assurance division of the FSA, explained that companies on the list – or certain entities within those companies – were small enough in size to be allowed to apply for permission to reduce their mandatory reporting.“But, before we grant this dispensation, we will look at the nature, scale and complexity of the business in question and whether the current reporting requirement is considered to be a burden,” he said.However, not all companies on the list would definitely apply, he said, and of those that do, some cannot expect to be granted the level of concession they asked for.“But, for a number of the companies, the mandatory reporting will be significantly lower,” Plougmand Baertelsen said.Anne-Mette Munck, a consultant at F&P in its department of economic affairs, said the association welcomed the news and had been lobbying to bring about the change, which relates to quantitative reporting templates included in pillar three of the Solvency II Directive, the area of the EU framework focusing on disclosure and transparency requirements.“We have been working hard to achieve these new reduced requirements, and it has been a hard job to get this far,” she said, adding that this was definitely a positive move from the ministry.Munck said the impact on Danish pension and insurance companies in terms of reducing paperwork was still unclear.“But we hope it will be a huge difference, even though only for small pension funds,” she said.Munck said the association was always working on ways to ease the administrative burden on its members that arose from regulation in general.Without naming specific regulations, she said F&P was trying to get the government to remove some specific local regulation that was only put on Danish companies and not on their EU counterparts. The Danish ministry of business and growth has issued an executive order potentially cutting Solvency II reporting requirements for small pensions firms and insurers, with PenSam, JØP, DIP, Bankpension and PKA among those that may now be able to reduce their paperwork.Troels Lund Poulsen, minister for business and growth, said: “It is the government’s aim to bring down burdens on business significantly by 2020.”He said he hoped the new order would make life easier for small insurance and pension companies in cases where the Danish FSA (Finanstilsynet) found that the heavy reports could be dispensed with. “It may have profound implications for individual companies, which will spend less time on cumbersome and heavy paperwork,” he said.last_img read more

Ultimate treehouse rules them all

first_imgThe definition of serenity.Apart from general maintenance and the addition of cupboards for extra storage, Ms Wescombe said the house was generally as it has been for the 20-plus years that it’s been there.She said it would suit buyers wanting a back-to-nature feel, space and privacy. Wow factor — what an amazing vaulted ceiling.“It’s still so private there, yet so convenient with the school being so close, regular bus routes into town and it’s just so easy to get to the airport and CBD — only a short drive.“We loved the openness of it — you get the fresh air coming through and the views.“Everything was pretty awesome there. The kids loved the idea of being able to wander through the bush area.“Now that we are living in Melbourne, it’s all these things that are making us realise how spoiled we were.” The full kitchen is charming. Why Cairns is a good place to invest Far North’s strongest suburb rivals Brisbane More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago Tax changes hit invest numbers Constantly surrounded by brand new, blocky residential housing in her job as a sales consultant for leading local homebuilding companies, Ms Wescombe found peace in the rustic nature of 3/2 Charlekata Cl, and said it was the perfect post-work retreat in the evenings.“Working with brand new homes all the time, it was nice to come back to that softness.“There were no hard edges and it’s all very natural and very cosy.“Even though it’s a very open-plan property, the timber and surroundings made it feel so homely and comfortable to be in.” Sunset drinks anyone?“Everyone I’ve shown it to down here in Melbourne looks at it and thinks it’s a million-dollar property. They see the views and the convenience to amenities.”While the home has the space to cater for large families, there’s also the potential for couples to live in while also offering short-term rentals.center_img 3/2 Charlekata Close, Freshwater, is on the market looking for buyers in the $600,000s.JANE Wescombe moved her family of six into this pavilion-style pole home 15 years ago, in search of a balance between convenience and lifestyle.The Chris Van Dyke-designed “treehouse” was built in 1995 and spans more than 450sq m across multiple levels in tropical rainforest surrounds and features sought-after views and homely ambience.Ms Wescombe, now residing and working in Melbourne, said being at 3/2 Charlekata Close, Freshwater, was “like living in the country”. Lots of room to host a party or two.“Because there’s two pavilions, the area that we used as the kids’ bedrooms would be ideal for an Airbnb or something like that, and yet you’d still have your own privacy.“The scope of the home is quite large, there’s so many different things you could do with it.” SEE MORE CAIRNS REAL ESTATE NEWS HERElast_img read more

Retirees show they are keen to embrace apartment living

first_imgFancutts is within walking distance of Lutwyche City shopping centre and a bus station and has views to Brisbane’s CBD. A home with less maintenance and a better lifestyle is drawing savvy seniors into the downsizing trend.As vertical retirement villages gain popularity in Queensland, it’s the wide variety of community facilities, a prime location and the ability to simply lock the door and leave.RetireAustralia’s Fancutts Retirement Living at Lutwyche has received strong interest from potential buyers since the plans were unveiled.The eight-storey village will feature 175 contemporary independent living and 35 high-care apartments.RetireAustralia senior development manager Judi Hutchison said it was designed for seniors wanting to downsize without compromise and filled a gap in the sector.“Today’s seniors are living longer, healthier and more adventurous lives and are increasingly seeking housing options that suit their needs without sacrificing on style,” Ms Hutchison said.“Retirement apartment living gives them the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of an urban lifestyle with everything on their doorstep, in a home that requires little maintenance and can be locked up and left for extended periods.”She said there were many reasons why seniors were opting to sell their home and embrace apartment living:More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago More time for fun – moving into an apartment means saying goodbye to outdoor chores. Fancutts takes care of home maintenance for residents and will feature a rooftop sky deck, landscaped gardens and walking tracks. Better lifestyle – vertical retirement villages offer features that encourage residents to socialise with their neighbours, important for happiness and wellbeing. A wellness hub, sports bar, cafe and community spaces are some of the lifestyle features. Location, location – retirement communities are usually close to transport and services, making enjoying the city easier. Fancutts is within walking distance of Lutwyche City shopping centre and a bus station and has views to Brisbane’s CBD. Lock and leave — avid travellers will love apartment living. Just lock the door and leave, knowing your home won’t need attention while you’re gone and the manager will keep an eye on things for you. Age-friendly designs – ageing comes with physical challenges and a purpose-built home for seniors makes life easier. Step-free flooring, larger handles and lighting set for older eyes are among the inclusions. Pets welcome – this is a new breed of vertical retirement village that welcomes pets with open arms. Independent living – Fancutts caters care services to individuals and a range of private care apartments give residents the assistance they need. Expressions of interest are now open with construction on stage one expected to start soon. Visit fancutts.com.au or phone 1300 687 738.last_img read more

CSA 2020: Malaysia’s Scrubber Ban Will Affect 200 Shipping Companies

first_imgMalaysia’s decision to prohibit the use of open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems in its coastal waters will affect a great number of shipping companies intending to install scrubbers, members of the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 said in reaction to the country’s decision.The Malaysia Shipping Notice (MSN 07/2019), published on November 12, states that ships calling to Malaysian ports are advised to change over to compliant fuel oil or change over to closed-loop/hybrid systems before entering Malaysian waters and ports.“The decision will impact not only our member shipping companies, but over 200 other international shipping companies that have announced their intent to install scrubbers as an accepted means of compliance under MARPOL Annex VI,” Capt. Mike Kaczmarek, CSA 2020 Chairman, said.“We will of course comply with these national rules, however, we do not understand the reasoning or timing, with the global sulphur cap deadline just weeks away and with the IMO already embarked on a comprehensive evaluation of the environmental impact of exhaust gas cleaning systems in ports.”“There are multiple credible studies just released during the last year that confirm the quality of washwater from exhaust gas cleaning systems, and clearly demonstrate that they have negligible environmental impact on the ocean or port environments,” Ian Adams, Executive Director, CSA 2020, added.Malaysia is not the only country to ban open-loop scrubbers as China and Singapore have also applied similar measures. Japan, on the other hand, came out against any washwater discharge bans earlier this year.last_img read more

REDjet to be cleared for takeoff from Trinidad by mid-May

first_img Share LifestyleNewsRegionalTravel REDjet to be cleared for takeoff from Trinidad by mid-May by: – May 10, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 41 Views   no discussions Share Minister of works and transport, Jack Warner PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Minister of Works and Transport Jack Warner has assured the low-fare airline REDjet that it will be cleared for take-off from Piarco International Airport in Trinidad by the middle of this month, around May 13.Warner, together with officials of the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority, met with REDjet’s CEO, Ian Burns and Business Development Officer, Robbie Burns, last week in Port of Spain to discuss the carrier’s entry into Trinidad and Tobago.Warner told reporters, “There will be people who booked tickets who will be disappointed and perhaps rightfully, but the fact is that we have certain processes to follow and therefore based on that they won’t be able to start on Sunday as was planned.”Warner said the Air Transport Licensing Authority is the committee responsible for issuing the commercial licence to REDjet and the Authority’s board will be appointed on Monday. He said the Board’s first task will be the granting of approval to REDjet after which the matter will be taken to Cabinet for approval. Warner said he hoped the process will be completed before May 15.After the airline’s launch last month, Warner said he was in the dark as to how REDjet got permission to operate locally. REDjet was subsequently told to cease its advertising campaign until it had obtained the necessary approvals.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Former Jamaican PM calls on Caribbean states to work together

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 12 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share NewsRegional Former Jamaican PM calls on Caribbean states to work together by: – February 8, 2012 Former prime minister of Jamaica, P.J Patterson. Photo credit:nlj.gov.jmKINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Former prime minister of Jamaica, P.J. Patterson, has called on Caribbean nations to work together to protect their interests, similar to what countries that fought wars for years are now doing in the European Union (EU).Patterson, who was speaking at a celebratory banquet in his honour on Saturday, also pressed for the regional integration process to move forward.“The challenges which we face oblige us, not just out of a question of sentiment, but of shared necessity, to pool our collective strengths and combine all our resources in the development of the Caribbean to which we belong,” he told the gathering.He argued that the questions surrounding the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) have been answered, and the countries within the region should embrace it as their final appellate court. “We have already paid for the Caribbean Court of Justice in full, whether or not we use it as our final appellate court, so let’s embrace it. We have also had consultations now for nearly 20 years about the move from a monarchy to establishing a republic, where we choose as head of state, somebody with an embodiment of the highest pinnacle of achievement,” Patterson said.Guest speaker at the function, prime minister of St Lucia, Dr Kenny Anthony, said the Caribbean states should coalesce at every possible juncture to pursue those “strategies which will yield the most benefits to our region and its people.”“Now more than ever, we need to be unified in our enterprise of building not just a single market and economy, but a single Caribbean civilization. What this suggests is that our pre-occupation with day-to-day undertakings, grappling with pressing problems and immediate imperatives of these difficult times, we politicians, academics, journalists, business people and ordinary folk are all in danger of losing sight of the significant, strategic, the heroic subject in the bigger picture,” Anthony said.He called for an end to squabbling among islands, and for the people to be part of, and be able “to feel regional coming together.”“All our accomplishments along the road to regional integration, all of our triumphs and successes will go un-cherished unless they are celebrated by all our generations in a manner that the very people in whose name we work, can see, hear, feel and understand the full significance of our progress. Our pre-occupation with the insignificant will render us insignificant. We need to rise out of the trenches of petty island politics and take a hard look across the global battleground to the high ground we wish to capture,” he argued.Anthony, in praising Patterson for his commitment to Caribbean unity, said the former prime minister led with vision in negotiations with powerful interests in the global arena. He also cemented, as a matter of primacy, the CCJ as an indispensable requirement of the integration movement and a prerequisite for the successful establishment of a single market and economy.“That same breath of vision and strength of character reappeared in his recommended approach to issues like Haiti and Cuba. On both of these, when the world would rather have looked away, Mr Patterson called for a collective consistency in the regional approach,” he said.Patterson served as prime minister from 1992 until 2006. By Garfield L. AngusCaribbean News Nowlast_img read more