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Occasional carriers of passengers sent a message with a protest action: Enforcement is starting, we are asking for a grant

first_imgThe Voice of Entrepreneurs Association and the Occasional Passenger Transport Initiative gathered many entrepreneurs today at the toll station in Dugopolje, where by payment in lindens symbolically indicated the loss of jobs that would soon follow and the imminent end.  “Today we spontaneously gathered and in a symbolic way, with the last money, lindens, paid tolls. We wore black clothes as another indicator of the situation we are in. Enforcements are starting today. Will we visit the graves of our loved ones on the day of the dead or will we bury our companies? We demand an immediate grant, which is full of the mouths of all ministers and the Prime Minister. There is no more patience. In this way, the occasional passenger transport sector pointed out that there is no more time, neither for promises and additional agreements, and that they are on the verge of collapse. We are not interested in empty promises, we expect concrete moves and solutions from the authorities. One cannot ignore the industry that functioned perfectly until 10 months ago and was one of the main wheels that drove the Croatian economy. Today, occasional transport fails, tomorrow caterers and souvenir shops, the day after tomorrow everyone else. We must not allow that”, He said Marko Slišković, coordinator of the Transport Subcommittee of the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association, and added that they are still waiting for an answer and urgent solutions that they asked from the Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and the line minister Oleg Butković to save this sector. Marko Slišković: We are asking for a grant Photo: UGP As they point out from UGP, they have been promised grants and access to credit lines through the media and meetings with the relevant ministries for six months now, but they have been denied access to HBOR and HAMAG funds, as well as promised grants from the European Union. commission.  last_img read more

Parish hopeful over new boss

first_imgThe search for Ian Holloway’s successor has taken longer than Steve Parish anticipated, but the Crystal Palace co-chairman expects to have a new manager in place by the weekend. It is now three weeks since Holloway left Selhurst Park by mutual consent following the Eagles’ tough start to life in the Barclays Premier League. Palace have secured just one point from their three games since, although Parish is confident of having a new man in place for the trip to Hull after the international break. “We’re getting closer,” Parish told Sky Sports News. “It’s quite fluid at the moment. “It’s gone on a lot longer than we thought. We’re talking to lots of people, getting lots of references. We are quite close.” Former Real Madrid assistant manager Aitor Karanka was heavily linked with the post, only to take the managerial reins at Middlesbrough on Wednesday. Another reported target was Wales manager Chris Coleman, although Press Association Sport understands the former Palace defender has signed a contract extension to remain in charge for the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Former Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni and, most surprisingly, ex-Palace boss Iain Dowie remain reported possibilities for the south Londoners, although Dynamo Moscow manager Dan Petrescu is the bookmakers’ favourite. The 45-year-old spent time at Sheffield Wednesday, Chelsea, Bradford and Southampton during his playing career, before turning his hand to management. Dynamo is Petrescu’s seventh club of a decade-long coaching career and Parish was coy when asked about those being considered. “It’s a difficult decision, important we get it right,” he said. “We thought we would have somebody by Tuesday or Wednesday. Press Association “That hasn’t transpired, but hopefully by the weekend, so they have a good week to work with the players before the [Hull] game. “Once we get to the point of making an offer, a decision is made. We are not talking to anyone where finances are a problem. “It would be nice to do it on Saturday. It depends on complications – where they are physically, location. We’ve made no secret… one or two people abroad. All will be revealed soon.” While a new manager is not yet in place, Palace did manage to bring in former Cardiff head of recruitment Iain Moody at the weekend. Moody left his position at the Cardiff City Stadium last month and was replaced by 23-year-old Kazakh Alisher Apsalyamov, in a surprise move by owner Vincent Tan. However, he has quickly found himself back in the Premier League, joining Crystal Palace as their new sporting director. last_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — More Rainbows than Bull Trout

first_img Hope this helps with your next trip. We experienced some warmer weather throughout the month of February and people just wanted to get outdoors. So, we spent a lot of time on the water in the past few weeks. This spring like weather also saw more activity from our fish Kokanee fishing in the lower west arm provided some fun mornings as well.  The weekend fishery had us managing to catch some beautiful Kokanee in the 11 – 15 inch range.  Always great for a fish fry.   What are they biting on??? We have been running lighter tackle because of the abundance of smaller fish, and that has helped make it exciting. Lots of Rainbows in the 2 – 4 pound range have put up good fights on the fly rods or ultra light rods.  Although when the 12 pound fish hit, that was a bit of a struggle. Makes for an exciting adventure. Just have to keep experimenting.  Columbia River: Rainbows from 2 – 12 pounds were being caught, as well as Bull Trout up to 12 pounds.  Definitely more Rainbows than Bull Trout though. Our best luck has been on our Bucktail flies.  The common colors have been working best.  Purple/pink, grey/pink, and grey/white have been my favorites.  Lucky numbers:  202, 207, 210, 215, and 224 have been my best. Also my favorite #10 Lyman plug has been producing, as well as good ole #69 or ‘Shizzam’ as we call it. Similar to the last few months, most of our fish have been caught on the surface.  We are seeing the majority of fish on the sonar down deep.  However, when they decide to feed, they have been coming to the surface.  Well, that about sums up our fishing for the past few weeks. A lot of these fish are really fat at this time of year.  So, the chance at hooking into a 10 pounder is always there at this time.  Most of our fish have been the typical Columbia River size. Rainbows between 16 – 22 inches have been very common, with the odd fish being over 24 inches.  Definitely my favorite time of year to be on the river. The lack of snow lately has brought us some new clientele. Our ski groups have been experiencing something new to them. Most of our skiers had never planned to go fishing in the middle of the winter and they were happily surprised. I think we have created a new activity to add to their package next year. Most days we managed to hook into 5 or 6 fish, although we did have quite a few days with 10 – 12 fish coming to the boat.  Lots of action for February. Our best techniques have been drifting with bait or bottom bouncing with bait.  Although, we have been able to persuade some big fish to take the fly lately.  Nymphing has been most productive on the fly rod, but streamer fishing should be working soon. Looking forward to this next month on the river as well.  As it can provide some of the best river fishing available. Expecting to see some ‘Big boys’ rise to the occasion.  Stay tuned………………… We have fired up the jet boat once again and the warmer weather has made for some comfortable days on the river.  We’ve had some spectacular days out there with 10 – 15 Rainbows coming to our line.  By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures SportfishingKerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is back and ready to give fishermen the edge on where to catch the big one.Kootenay Lake:  Tight lines……………….last_img read more


first_imgANOTHER massive storm is on the way to Donegal.Gale force winds and driving rain – accompanied by high tides – will have the potential to cause damage, particularly along the county’s west coast.Already surfers are getting ready for a repeat of the massive waves which hit Donegal four weeks ago during Storm Hercules on January 6th and 7th. The surfing forecast site magicseaweed.com has produced a predictive sequence of the possible effects of the storm, with breaking waves of 50ft likely.Forecasters have already issued an advance alert.Irish Weather Online says winds with gusts up to 120km/hr can be expected.Here is the IWO forecast, with the Met Eireann one below: FRIDAY … Showers or periods of rain, some heavy with thunder. Winds generally moderate south to southwest until late afternoon or evening when stormy conditions will arrive rapidly from west to east. Morning lows 2-5 C and afternoon or evening highs 7-10 C.FRIDAY NIGHT into SATURDAY … Very windy or stormy with squally showers, thunder and hail, winds SW 70-120 km/hr with possible higher gusts, shoreline damage from high tides or storm surges especially for west-facing bays and harbours. Temperatures steady near 7 C. Rainfalls 15-30 mm could also produce some spot flooding.Met Eireann forecastFriday will be a very wet and windy day, with some large rainfall totals expected, especially across the west of the country where there is the risk of flooding. Highs of 6 to 9 degrees, with fresh to strong southerly winds which will veer westerly later. Along the west coast the winds will reach gale force. The rain will clear the east coast early in the night, but another system will move into the west coast later in the night. The rain will be preceded by some wintry precipitation, but heavy rain will quickly follow.Another wet day on Saturday with heavy falls of rain, with sleet on higher ground. A cool day with highs of 5 to 7 degrees. Strong and gusty westerly winds overland, but along western and southern coasts the winds will reach gale force with some severe gusts likely. The strong winds and high seas coupled with high tides may cause coastal flooding. Becoming largely dry overnight, apart from showers along the west coast. Cold with lows of -2 to +2. ANOTHER MASSIVE STORM ON THE WAY TO DONEGAL was last modified: January 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegaldonegaldaily.comforecastgalesmagicseaweed.comMet Eireannrainstormsurfersweatherlast_img read more

GMSA begins exporting to Kenya

first_img13 March 2012 General Motors South Africa (GMSA) began exporting Isuzu KB pick-ups to Kenya on the weekend, and is looking to further expand its exports of the locally assembled light commercial vehicles – both right- and left-hand drive – into key sub-Saharan Africa markets. GMSA already exports the popular pick-up, assembled at the company’s Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth, to Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Mauritius – all right-hand drive markets.Both right- and left-hand drive GMSA exports manager and East Africa MD Rita Kavashe told Engineering News, however, that when the company begins production of the sixth-generation Isuzu KB in the first half of 2013, this would be the first time that the vehicle is built in South Africa in both right- and left-hand drive. “This will open up new opportunities for us to export the Isuzu KB beyond our existing markets to rapidly growing countries like Angola and Nigeria,” Kavashe said. “With all the development happening in sub-Saharan Africa as countries improve road infrastructure, agriculture and invest in the construction of new buildings, there is an opportunity to sell our tough commercial vehicles in these markets.” R1-billion investment According to Business Report, GMSA is currently investing R1-billion in three new vehicle assembly programmes – for the Chevrolet Utility, which began production at the end of 2012, the new Chevrolet Spark, due later this month, and the new-generation Isuzu KB. Engineering News notes that increased export volumes will help the company reach the incentive threshold – of 50 000 units a year – under the government’s new Automotive Production and Development Plan, which comes into effect in 2013. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

South Africa records gains in employment

first_img30 September 2014South Africa recorded employment gains in both the formal and informal sectors whilst the unemployment rate decreased slightly and in the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest results from Statistics South Africa (StatsSA).The Quarterly Labour Force Survey for Q3: 2014, shows 22 000 new jobs were created in South Africa between July and September 2014. The formal sector added 88 000 jobs whilst 28 000 jobs were created in the informal sector between Q2 and Q3.Compared to Q3: 2013, employment increased by 81 000, largely due to increases in the formal and the informal sectors that grew by 134 000 and 85 000 jobs respectively in Q3: 2014.Following a decrease of 122 000 jobs in Q1: 2014, employment increased by 39 000 in Q2: 2014 and by 22 000 in Q3: 2014. The quarterly increase in Q3: 2014 was 17 000 jobs lower than the increase in the previous quarter, according to the survey.The Quarterly Labour Force Survey is a household-based survey conducted by StatsSA. The survey is based on data collected on the labour market of individual South Africans aged between 15 and 64 years.Notable gains in the formal sector were observed in the construction sector which added 66 000 jobs, the trade sector which gained 48 000 jobs and the mining sector which enlarged its workforce by 23 000. In the informal sector, the largest gains in employment were observed in construction (33 000), manufacturing (14 000) and transport (10 000) industries.The gains in employment are reflected in the drop in the unemployment rate which shows a slight decrease from 25.5% in Q2: 2014 to 25.4% (0.1 of a percentage point) in Q3: 2014.The survey indicates that the private household and the agricultural industries shed 83 000 and 54 000 jobs respectively. The number of unemployed people increased by 271 000, resulting in a 0.9 of a percentage point increase in the unemployment rate. Among the not economically active population, the number of discouraged job-seekers increased by 217 000 while the other not economically active increased by 52 000.Employment declines were observed in the transport which lost 25 000 workers, the community and social services lost 22 000 jobs and manufacturing shed 18 000 people, according to the survey.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Twitter Might Make Some Noise With A SoundCloud Bid [Updated]

first_imgTags:#music#now#sharing#Soundcloud#twitter A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification selena larson Twitter is apparently again trying to engage our eardrums with a deal to buy audio sharing company SoundCloud, Recode reports. The deal would push forward Twitter’s music strategy, one that’s largely stagnated since the failure of Twitter #Music. SoundCloud, considered “YouTube for audio,” has 250 million monthly active listeners, a number comparable to Twitter’s user base. There’s undoubtedly some overlap there, but a SoundCloud acquisition could give Twitter an opportunity to diverge from its core product and provide a new sort of standalone social service without having to build it from scratch. SoundCloud is already the most popular music sharing service on Twitter, Recode notes. Twitter users share more links to SoundCloud than any other service, including Spotify. Both companies declined to comment. Update 5/20 1:30PM: The Wall Street Journal reports that Twitter backed out of the SoundCloud deal because “the numbers didn’t add up,” citing a person familiar with the matter.Image courtesy of Eric Wahlforss on Flickrlast_img read more

Product Announcement: Nikon D810

first_imgDisplay Screen3.2 inch LCD; 1,229,000 dots Nikon’s latest camera release focuses on video, but does it offer enough to justify the price tag?With 4K cameras sweeping the market and a camera that can shoot in near complete darkness, the camera world is extremely competitive. It will take a lot to impress modern day filmmakers, which brings us to the latest camera announcement from Nikon…the D810.The D810 OverviewWith over 50 new video features, the D810 was designed from the beginning with filmmakers in mind. The D800 serves as an updated version of the D800, however the camera lacks a few key features including RAW video recording and 4K, making it somewhat late to the party.Among the new video features, that Nikon is very proud of, is a new auto-ISO mode which locks off shutter speed and aperture while still allowing the ISO to automatically be adjusted by the camera. This new “feature” is said to help when going between different lighting scenarios.The D810 gives users the ability to shoot zebra stripes to help with peaking. Additionally, there is the inclusion of a brand new built-in microphone that can record in stereo. The camera also has the ability to change the audio EQ to focus more on voices or on the wider sound spectrum. Users can record dual audio channels, with one channel recording using the built-in mic and another using an external mic.The D810 allows users to record to one of two internal cards, while simultaneously outputting video signal to be recorded externally. This serves as a much needed improvement over the D800.The following video created by Nikon demonstrates some of the key new features:D810 Technical Specs View Finder17mm Pentaprism; 100% coverage FlashYes – Built-In Burst ShootingUp to 7fps Image StabilizationYes Sensor36.8 MP CMOS Sensor The following promotional film created by Nikon represents some footage shot on a D810. As a bonus, Nikon included a behind-the-scenes video as well. Video1080p @ 60,50,25,24fps, + 720p @ 60,50fps Shutter Speed30 Sec – 1/80,000 Autofocus51 focus areas, 15 cross type RAW VideoNo Sensitivity RangeISO 64-12,800 (Extended Mode to 51,200) Storage MediaCF, SD, SDHC, SDXC Pricing and AvailabilityYou can get your hands on a D810 for around $3,200 available today at most professional camera stores.What do you think of the D810? Is it worth the high price tag? Share in the comments below. Crop FactorNone (x1.0) BatteryEN-EL 15last_img read more

PBA keeping close watch over referees

first_imgNow that the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup is in the semifinal phase, expect all games to be even more intense.And when the competition is at its highest level, the referees step up on their officiating and are always on their toes at any given play.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Lady Tams book last semis trip Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments Maybe not all PBA fans know that there are two cameras strategically positioned in every playing venue that monitor only the referees’ actions.Yes, these cameras never blink. They record every move the referees make on the court—missed calls, noncalls and wrong calls during the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPBA media bureau chief Willie Marcial said the cameras are a big help to the technical committee in determining calls during situations which require video consultations.He said the cameras also help the referees evaluate and improve their performances, while also providing real-time feedback for game officials. Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “One time during an Alaska-San Miguel game, the play happened right in front of Alaska’s bench. There was a supposed noncall on Marcio Lassiter. Alaska representative Dickie Bachmann complained at once because he was right there. When the play was reviewed, it was clear that the referee’s view was blocked and so he failed to see if there was a foul or not,” Marcial related.Marcial said this system considerably improved the performance of the referees and somehow made all the teams appreciate calls or non calls—an integral part of commissioner Chito Narvasa’s mission to make officiating understandable to fans as they are to game officials and coaches.Narvasa likewise expressed satisfaction for the above-par performance of the PBA’s pool of 16 referees in the ongoing Governors’ CupHe said none of them have been suspended or fined so far and he’s looking to cut the pool to retain the higher-grade referees during the semifinals of the season-ending third conference. “The cameras are really a huge factor during games,” said Marcial. “Technical officials can monitor the entire game well and make accurate judgments.”The technical committee reviews a referee’s performance after every game. This serves as basis in determining the referee’s rating or grade level.“When a referee performs badly in consecutive games, he or she can be suspended or meted out stiff penalties,” added Marcial.But a referee can’t always be suspended or fined because of wrong calls.The technical committee looks at a referee’s position when a missed or wrong call takes place before making any decision.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more


first_imgDefending Men’s Open World Champions Australia will take on the Lebanon ‘Cedars’ in the Mediterranean Cup ‘Friendly’ Series on Saturday 18 November 2006 at the Canterbury Veledrome, Bayview Avenue, Earlwood. The two game fully sanctioned Federation of International Touch (FIT) ‘friendly’ series will feature both Countries World Cup line-ups in a dress rehearsal for the International competition that awaits them at the sixth FIT World Cup in Stellenbosch South Africa 17-21 January 2007.Game times are 2.00pm and 4.30pm.last_img read more