CNTB opens online applications for the Annual Croatian Tourist Awards

first_imgThe award is also given for an agency worker, a tourist guide, an employee in a hotel or camp, an employee in a restaurant or bar, a private landlord, a host of a tourist farm, a maritime worker, a road worker and a salesman. The Days of Croatian Tourism, the largest gathering of tourist workers in Croatia, will not be held this year due to the coronavirus epidemic. Candidates for the selection of employees of the year can be submitted by tourist boards exclusively through the county tourist board, professional associations, companies, local self-government units, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of the Interior, other Ministries of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Institute of Public Health. Croatian National Tourist Board already the eighteenth year awards prizes Man – the key to success, employee of the year. The awards are part of the program to mark the Day of Croatian Tourism, the largest gathering of tourism workers in Croatia. The public call is available on the official website Croatian National Tourist Board, and the application form is available via LINKS. Applications are accepted exclusively through the online application form until 11 November 2020 by 12:00. Photo: HTZ Following this, this year the Croatian National Tourist Board will reward employees who have made a significant contribution to the quality of tourist services and safety, health and protection during the tourist season 2020, and has opened online applications for Annual Croatian Tourist Awards 2020 in the category “Man – the key to success, employee of the year”.center_img Man – the key to success, employee of the year The goal of this award is raising the quality of service and hospitality of employees in tourism and other tourism-related activities, which directly affects raising the level of guest satisfaction, spreading the positive image of Croatian tourism and the overall experience of Croatia as a tourist destination. Reward “Man – the key to success, employee of the year” this year is awarded in total 12 categories. From that three are new: for border police officers, health care workers and civil protection workers. Man – the key to success, employee of the year However, the Croatian National Tourist Board has decided to reward employees who have done their job well, dedicatedly and in the best possible way in significantly more difficult conditions. Photo: HTZlast_img read more

Four Danish pension funds invest DKK4.5bn in German offshore wind farm

first_imgPKA’s individual investment in the wind farm will be DKK2.2bn, while Industriens Pension is investing DKK940m.Peter Damgaard Jensen, PKA’s chief executive, said: “PKA will continue investing in such projects, since they are in line with the wish for a sustainable return and our members’ demand to make a positive impact on the climate.” He said Gode Wind 2 was the fourth offshore wind farm in which PKA had invested.Industriens Pension’s chief executive Laila Mortensen said that, by investing in the project, the pension fund would secure a long-term stable return on investment for its members.Lægernes Pensionskasse said the investment fit well with its existing portfolio.Construction of the installation is expected to start next year, with full commissioning of the wind farm – and neighbouring wind farm Gode Wind 1 – expected in 2016.DONG Energy is to operate and maintain the wind farm as well as provide a route to market for the power it produces, according to the agreement.Gode Wind 2 will have an output capacity of 252 MW and be able to supply carbon-free power equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of more than 260,000 households, DONG Energy said.It will be built in the German part of the North Sea, about 45km off the north-western coast of Germany. PKA is leading a consortium of four Danish labour market pension funds to buy half an offshore wind farm project for DKK4.5bn (€603m).The consortium, which includes industrial-sector pension fund Industriens Pension, teachers’ fund Lærernes Pension and doctors’ fund Lægernes Pension, will acquire a 50% stake of the Gode Wind 2 German offshore wind farm project from Danish energy company DONG Energy, according to an agreement signed yesterday.The total sales price will be paid to DONG Energy between 2014 and 2016.When the deal is complete, PKA will hold 24.75% of the project, Industriens Pension 10.5% and Lærernes Pension 8.75%, with 6% belonging to Lægernes Pensionskasse.last_img read more

PPP calls for GECOM to begin preparations for elections

first_img…says “too much time has passed already”Citing delay tactics, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Opposition has called for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to commence preparations for the hosting of General and Regional Elections, saying that too much time has passed already.In a statement on Thursday, the PPP pointed out that since the appointment of Justice (ret’d) Claudette Singh as Chair, GECOM has had over four meetings and yet it is nowhere closer to starting preparations for what was supposed to be early elections.“Too much time has passed already. The party stresses the call for GECOM to begin preparations for elections now,” the missive stated.According to the PPP, it seems as though the Constitution of Guyana and the rulings of the courts are secondary in the considerations of GECOM. It reminded that the Constitution remains the supreme law of the land and that GECOM has a responsibility to uphold it.Moreover, the party drew attention to the fact that the country’s apex court – the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) – on July 12, 2019, made clear that elections should have been held since March 21, 2019, that is, three months after the successful December passage of the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) which toppled the coalition Government.The CCJ made clear that “The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has the responsibility to conduct that election and GECOM too must abide by the provisions of the Constitution”.This point, the PPP noted, was reiterated on August 14, 2019, by Chief Justice, Roxane George.“The Guyanese people have a constitutional right that must be respected. Our Constitution must be respected. Our democratic standing cannot be diminished. Elections preparations must commence now,” the Opposition stated.According to the PPP, preparations for elections must commence with the production of a Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) from the National Register of Registrants (NRR).However, the party said it recognises the delay tactics being directed by the APNU/AFC coalition Government. It said that the Government-nominated GECOM Commissioners continue to push for the merger of unverified – and probably padded – data garnered from the now-scrapped House-to-House Registration, with the National Register of Registrants.“They have a complicit partner at the Secretariat of GECOM, as is evidenced by the production of timelines for election activities that accord with the APNU/AFC coalition’s position on elections in 2020 – despite the fact that elections should have been held since March 21, 2019,” the PPP asserted.The Opposition party went on to say that its position has been repeated ad nauseam, that is, the data garnered from the now-scrapped House-to-House exercise must not be used to contaminate the National Register of Registrants. It insisted that the Preliminary List of Electors must be produced by GECOM, and that the elections body must move to Claims and Objections (C&O), which is a time-tested method, to allow for persons who are first-time voters to be registered, among other transactions.With regards to the production of re-designed national identification (ID) cards, the PPP contended that this is “wholly unnecessary” at this point in time and is just another tactic designed to delay the elections.“The history of the matter is well known; a national identification card is not necessary to vote, since other means of identification can be used,” the party stated.It reminded that the European Union (EU), in its 2001 Observer report, said: “In 1998 Esther Pereira, a PNC supporter, petitioned the High Court to set aside the results of the 1997… Justice Claudette Singh found that the requirement for voters to have a voter ID card in 1997 was ultra vires Articles 59 and 159 of the Constitution (despite a parliamentary agreement to use the cards). Consequently, the elections were therefore null and void.”Furthermore, the Opposition turned its attention to the cross-matching of fingerprints of the 370,822 persons GECOM claims to have registered during the now-scrapped House-to-House Registration, which was brought to a premature end by the Elections Commission.According to the PPP, it stirs up more concerns.“The purpose of this time-consuming and costly exercise is to try to identify the new registrants, which could easily be done otherwise. However, it will not identify where padding occurs. Cross-matching of fingerprints will only ascertain where there are cases of duplicates. And in any case, cross-matching of the fingerprints will have to be done upon the completion of the Claims and Objections period,” the Opposition party noted.Nevertheless, GECOM will continue with another meeting today. After the last meeting on Tuesday, the PPP-nominated GECOM Commissioners said their time was being spent on further fruitless discussions, which is moving them further away from the hosting of elections.last_img read more