Tender of the Ministry of Tourism for vocational schools

first_imgIn order to improve the quality of hospitality and tourism staff and secondary vocational education in general in the tourism sector, the Ministry of Tourism has published a public call for secondary vocational schools to promote, strengthen competencies and raise the quality of human resources. A total of HRK 400 from the program will be available for a wide range of projects, from the creation of tourism products, promotion and introduction of IT communication technologies to the development of regional educational centers and cooperation with international centers of excellence.Grants will be awarded for the development of new tourism products (nautical, health, cultural, business, golf, cycling, rural and mountain, eno and gastro, youth, social, etc.) which will contribute to strengthening the competitiveness of the destination in which the school findings, which are based on cross-sectoral connectivity, environmental protection and the introduction of new technologies, then for projects created in cooperation with other educational sectors for tourism development, for projects to strengthen the competitiveness of human resources through the development of regional secondary education centers, training centers, international educational centers of excellence, etc.Projects are open to secondary vocational and art schools founded by the City of Zagreb, the County or the Republic of Croatia, a each school that applies for the project, applies a team consisting of 1 project leader (professor / mentor) and at least 3 members (students). The amount of requested funds can be a maximum of HRK 20 thousand, if one applicant (school) applies, or HRK 40 thousand if two or more applicants (partners) apply. When selecting projects, the compliance of the project with The Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia until 2020, and priorities for the award of grants will have, inter alia, projects involving cooperation with institutions and other stakeholders from the public, private and civil sectors, then projects that are aligned with the 11 thematic objectives for the use of EU funds in the financial perspective 2014- 2020 and those applying through a partnership (two or more schools together).As an indicator of the success of the Program itself, last year, out of a total of 22 projects, the three best were selected and presented with a commendation from the Minister of Tourism. These are the following projects: “Hotel for tomorrow“(Anton Štifanić Poreč School of Tourism and Hospitality in partnership with the Pula Technical School,„Why Osijek does not have a tourist boat”(Catering and Tourism School Osijek) and“ Aureus Mons ”(Technical School Požega in partnership with the School of Crafts from Požega).The public call is open until April 20, 2016, and more information about the program and the necessary documentation for project applications can be found on the website Ministry of Tourism.Source: Ministry of Tourismlast_img read more

Register To Vote: Los Alamos Nature Center Sept. 24

first_imgPEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center also has ordered materials in Spanish and Chinese for this event. National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register voters. Registering to vote is easy and the only information you need to know is your name, address, date of birth, social security number and the party you wish to register for. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.center_img PEEC News:Celebrate National Voter Registration Day by registering to vote 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road. The League of Women Voters is partnering with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center to observe this event. Join volunteers from the League of Women Voters and Pajarito Environmental Education Center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24 for National Voter Registration Dayat the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photolast_img read more

GPLN signs up L.C. van Tiel Logistics

first_imgThe company specialises in the transport of over dimensional and heavy cargoes using its own fleet of special trucks, as well as chartering other means of transport when necessary.It is also active with a number of other activities involved in port handling for project cargoes such as packaging, stripping and stuffing containers, lashing and securing shipments of project cargoes and containers worldwide.Recently, the company has handled include mobile and crawler cranes, jack-up barges and injection moulding systems. More information about L.C. van Tiel Logistics can be seen here:http://www.tiellogistics.com/_nederlands/home/index_home.htmlThe GPLN is a premier non-exclusive professional projects logistics network of independent companies specialising in international projects movements by air, sea and land, as well as specialised lifts and the special handling of oversized, out-of-gauge and heavy lift cargo.last_img read more

Youth Peacemaker Network launched

first_img 1 of 2 Some of the young people who are part of the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative. Cutting the ribbon to officially open the Bridgetown-based community learning centre are, Caroline Descombris, executive director of the WPDI, Regan Adams, the CEO of RCS, and Vikas Khandelwal, the CEO of BNP Paribas, South Africa.center_img Cutting the ribbon to officially open the Bridgetown-based community learning centre are, Caroline Descombris, executive director of the WPDI, Regan Adams, the CEO of RCS, and Vikas Khandelwal, the CEO of BNP Paribas, South Africa. The Youth Peacemaker Network, the flagship programme of the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI) South Africa, will see young people from the Cape Flats being trained as peacemakers and learn valuable skills.The WPDI is an international organisation which was started by American actor and activist, Forest Whitaker, in 2012. The South African chapter of the programme was started last year. Similar programmes to the one launched in Bridgetown on Wednesday August 21, are also running in Mexico, South Sudan, America and Uganda.The WPDI works with youth to develop their skills as leaders and peace and community builders. The centre in Bridgetown, based on the premises of the Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled, will train youth in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), business skills and will be used as a centre for peace. A total of 46 youth were selected to be on this programme for one year. They were recruited with the help of community leaders, schools and non-government organisations. They will be trained as peace ambassadors and will implement peace initiatives in their communities.Professor Brian Williams, known for his work around peace ambassadors, said he designed the programme and content.“Forest Whitaker adopted the programme in 2012. That was when he was visiting here and I trained him in peace. So far, we have completed our first leg of peace training. One needs to learn peace in order to multiply peace. This programme is not anti-gangs, it is pro-peace. We are building new consciousness of peace. All the darkness of the world cannot distinguish the light of a candle. Our young people are the candles,” Professor Williams said.The WPDI’s Chance Chagunda said countries such as Uganda and South Sudan face similar challenges as those on the Cape Flats, hence it was decided to bring to programme here.“In 2012 we did research, then we started the programme in South Africa in 2018 and had fundraisers. The recruitment of staff kicked-off in January this year. Now we have our skills centre and peace training centre,” Mr Chagunda said.Chandre Fortune from Eastridge in Mitchell’s Plain is a youth activist. She said being part of the WPDI is a bonus for her to expand on her work – even outside the borders of Mitchell’s Plain.Kayla Isaacs from Beacon Valley, Mitchell’s Plain, said the reason she joined the programme was to bring peace to communities and to make positive changes.The programme is supported by corporates RCS and BNP Paribas, South Africa.last_img read more

Contract

first_img Barbara Dohmann QC, Ian Smith and Tom Mountford (instructed by Charles Russell) for the claimants; M appeared in person. Sale of goods – Payment – Letter of credit – Damages for breach letters of credit Barclay Pharmaceuticals Ltd and ­others v Waypharm LP and others: QBD (Comm) (Mrs Justice Gloster): 28 February 2012center_img The claimant companies operated as importers and wholesalers of pharmaceutical and household products. The first defendant limited partnership conducted business in the wholesale sourcing and supply of pharmaceutical and household products, and foodstuffs. It had a trading relationship with the claimants until early 2006. The second defendant (M) qualified pharmacist effectively owned and controlled the first defendant. M owned and controlled the fourth defendant company, which performed a treasury function for the defendants’ group. In December 2005 and February 2006, the first defendant, on M’s instructions, presented invoices and forwarders’ certificates of receipt (FCRs) under letters of credit. The first defendant discounted the letters of credit and received the discounted sums, which it transferred to the fourth defendant’s bank account. The goods, the purported subject matter of the invoices, were not delivered to the first claimant. The claimants commenced proceedings against the first and fourth defendants and M for fraud or deceit, conspiracy and causing loss by unlawful means, breach of contract and restitution. The claims were based on the fraudulent presentation of the invoices and the FCRs. The claimants alleged that the invoices and the FCRs purported to relate to goods which were falsely represented to be present in warehouses or held by a consignee. The claimants further alleged that the goods invoiced were never ordered by the first claimant, that only a very small quantity of the goods were subsequently delivered, and that only a small fraction of the sums drawn down by the first defendant and debited to the first claimant under the letters of credit were repaid pursuant to an agreement (the October 2006 agreement). It was common ground between the claimants and the first defendant and M that there was an agreement containing the implied terms that the first defendant would only present genuine documentation under the letters of credit and only draw down payments following such good faith presentation. The claimants sought sums by way of damages or as money had and received. The first claimant contended that M was personally liable for the first defendant’s tortious acts given the direction and control he had exercised. The first defendant served a defence, together with M, that all claims against them had been settled by an agreement in May 2006 or the October 2006 agreement and the subsequent substitution of invoices. The first defendant ceased further involvement in the proceedings. The third to sixth defendants played no part in the proceedings. It fell to be determined: (i) whether the presentations under the letters of credit had been fraudulent and had breached the implied terms; (ii) whether the first claimant had compromised all claims arising out of the invoices; (iii) whether the first and fourth defendants and M would be liable for conspiracy and causing loss by unlawful means; (iv) whether M would be personally liable; and (v) whether the claimants would be entitled to damages. The application would be allowed. (1) The goods that had purportedly been the subject matter of the invoices had never been ordered by the first claimant. M had not honestly believed that the goods had been the subject matter of a contract between the first claimant and first defendant. The first defendant had been in breach of the implied terms because the invoices, which had falsely represented that a contract had existed between the parties in respect of the listed goods, had not been genuine or truthful documents and the presentation of such invoices had not been a good faith presentation of documents. The invoices and the FCRs had contained fraudulent misrepresentations. Further, the claimants had established on the balance of probabilities that the goods the subjects of the invoices had not been present at the warehouse at the time of the presentations and available to the first defendant to fulfil the invoices (see [92], [94], [95], [109], [154], [181] of the judgment). (2) In the instant case, there had been nothing in the terms of the relevant documents or the circumstances, which could have been regarded as a release, discharge, settlement, waiver or compromise of the first claimant’s proceedings in tort against the first or fourth defendants or M, or of the first claimant’s contractual claims for the breach of an implied term against the first defendant in relation to the December 2005 and February 2006 presentations (see [205] of the ­judgment). (3) In the circumstances, and in the absence of any defence by the fourth defendant to the allegation that had been made against it, the court had been prepared to conclude that the fourth defendant had been a party to an agreement with the first defendant and M to defraud the first claimant by the unlawful means of the first defendant having made the presentations under the letters of credit on the basis of the false documents, that had been known by all of them to have been false, and thereby had wrongly obtained money under the letters of credit. Despite the absence of full argument, the fourth defendant had been a party to a conspiracy and would be liable in damages accordingly. It had followed logically that the first defendant and M had also been party to such a conspiracy. The fraud that had been engaged in by the first defendant and M had constituted unlawful means for the purposes of the tort of causing loss by unlawful means because it would have been actionable at the suit of the bank had it suffered any loss, even though it had been the first claimant which had suffered. Due to the representations that had been made, the bank had clearly relied upon the documents as purportedly complying with the conditions of the letters of credit and had paid under it. The first defendant and M had clearly intended to cause loss to the first claimant. They had intended that the first claimant should indirectly provide funds to the first defendant under the letters of credit mechanism in circumstances where the letters of credit documentation had not been conformant, the conditions for payment under the letters of credit had not been satisfied and the first claimant had had no contractual liability to the first defendant in respect of the goods listed in the relevant invoices (see [225], [229], [231], [232] of the judgment). (4) On the evidence, M would be personally liable for the tort of causing loss by unlawful means for the deceitful acts which he himself had performed. There had been no need for the court to consider whether M would have been responsible for the first defendant’s tort given his position as controller or owner of the first defendant (see [244] of the judgment). (5) In the circumstances, the first defendant would be liable in restitution in respect of the difference between the sums that had been paid by the first claimant under the letters of credit pursuant to the December 2005 and February 2006 presentations and the value of cash and goods the first claimant had received following the October 2006 agreement. The first defendant would also be liable in damages for the breach of the implied terms of the admitted contract. The first and fourth defendants and M would be jointly and severally liable to pay the first claimant damages. The first defendant would additionally be liable to pay the first claimant the same sum as money had and received, although subject to a maximum recovery of that amount (see [246], [247], [267], [268] of the judgment).last_img read more

South Scotland MSP Nominated for Prestigious Awards

first_imgMs. McAlpine has also been nominated for ‘Backbencher of the year’ and ‘Tweet of the year’ for her resilience in the face of online abuse and for “using Twitter to best effect by breaking down a complex issue around gender identity into bite size, easily digestible chunks of information”.The awards will take place on June 19th in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, marking 20 years of the Scottish Parliament and continuing after the success of the 2018 awards. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInSouth of Scotland  MSP Joan McAlpine has been shortlisted for awards in three categories in the prestigious Holyrood Magazine Political Awards, the only politician to have been nominated in three categories. The awards ceremony is organised by ‘Holyrood Magazine, an award winning Scottish current affairs publication, and was voted ‘Event of the Year 2018’ in the annual Scottish magazine industry awards. Ms. McAlpine has been nominated for ‘MSP of the year’ among her other awards for her outstanding work as Convenor of the Culture, Tourism, Europe, and External Relations committee, a role in which she has carried out detailed work on major topics like Brexit, Creative Scotland’s funding issues, the Glasgow School of Arts fires, and proposed changes to the Census bill. Commenting on her being shortlisted, Joan McAlpine MSP said:“I am astounded to find myself shortlisted in three categories of the Holyrood Daily Political Awards.“I have no idea who nominated me, but I would of course like to say a big thank you!“I am very much looking forward to the results in June at the garden party in the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens.”last_img read more

“Robust” Security for CiTP and WCMF

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Sharecenter_img 207 Views   no discussions EntertainmentLocalNews “Robust” Security for CiTP and WCMF by: – October 22, 2019 The police are taking their job to protect life and property very seriously especially this week as independence events heat up.FLOW’s Creole in the Park kicks off today and police want patrons to be informed and safe.Assistant Superintendent pf Police, Leanna Edwards, says security will be at the fore for the duration of the event.The police will be conducting robust searches of al patrons entering the venue and no weapons will be permitted. We will be firm with patrons carrying offensive weapons such as knives, cutlasses, scissors, ice picks, nails files and utility multi-tools etc. Any one found carrying these weapons will e removed from the venue and dealt with according to law. Licensed firearms holders will not be allowed to access the venue with their firearms,” she said.There will also be police patrols in the park.For the World Creole Music Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, Superintendent Richmond Valentine says a Venue Operating Centre will be installed to manage security and ensure the safety of guests.He explained, “A senior police officer will be the team leader which also comprises a medical official, a representative of the Fire & Ambulance Service, a representative of the Office of Disaster Management, a communications officer and a diarist.”He says the entire festival grounds will be policed in zones each led by a ground commander.Guests will be screened and given an entry band after they present authentic tickets.The police acknowledge that at this time, criminals abound and so law enforcement want locals to act responsibly.Superintendent Davidson Valerie who leads the Criminal Investigations Department says all officers will be deployed; there will be increased foot and mobile patrols as well as more response teams at the ready.The cooperation of the public however remains a critical factor in deterring crime.“Please be responsible for your personal safety and security as well as that of your property. Ensure that your homes and hotel rooms are properly secured before leaving. Secure your vehicles in safe, well-lit locations. Do not leave items in your vehicles to attract the opportunist thief; you should secure all your items in the back or the boot. Exercise moderation when wearing jewelry. When you walk in isolated areas, ensure that you are in the company of others. If you have to use the ATM, do not do so at late hours by yourself,” Superintendent Valerie listed.last_img read more

Next Generation of UWB Technology Enables Security & Precision Sensing in Wireless Devices

first_imgAt their annual developer conference in the Silicon Valley, NXP Semiconductors has announced the development of its UWB technology for a broad range of markets, including mobile, automotive, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and industrial. NXP’s new UWB technology brings secure ranging and precision sensing creating a new dimension of spatial context for wireless devices. This strategic announcement sets the stage for UWB-enabled use cases likely to emerge in the market as soon as 2020. About NXP UWB Technology:This new generation of UWB is a major evolutionary step from the existing wireless technologies, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. Its ability to process contextual information such as the position of the UWB anchor, its movements, and distance to other devices with unprecedented precision of a few centimeters, enables decision making and management of these devices to take place with high granularity.NXP’s UWB technology enables accurate localization capabilities. Doors and points of entry can open once approaching them. Lights, audio speakers and other connected devices with sensors will be able to follow consumers from one room to another, and smart connected technology will blend in more intuitively in people’s lives.Advantages of NXP’s UWB Technology:•     UWB higher bandwidth channel provides greater instantaneous precision than existing wireless technologies in challenging environments, leading to an accuracy of a few centimeters.•     UWB enables latency-sensitive applications, such as access, gaming, and AR, by an efficient Time-of-Flight calculation.•     UWB adds a new level of security to car key fobs and can prevent relay attacks by distinguishing the authentic signal from the relayed/spoofed signal.NXP is sampling solutions to its early access partners and demonstrated the UWB capabilities at NXP Connects. NXP Connects was held at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Convention Center on 12-13 June.last_img read more

Trey Kramer Named GSC Defender of the Week

first_img Share BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Sophomore Trey Kramer (New Orleans, La./Jesuit HS) of the West Florida men’s soccer team was named Gulf South Conference Defender of the Week by the conference office on Tuesday.  Kramer is the fourth different player from UWF to earn the award, and it also marks the team’s fifth straight defender of the week.Kramer played all 182 minutes in the Argonauts’ two tight wins at home last week.  The defender led a UWF defense that allowed just seven shots in both of the team’s two matches.  Kramer, an All-GSC defender as a freshman in 2009, has logged more minutes (1,397) than any other Argonaut this season.The Argos (10-4-2, 5-0 GSC) will finish up the regular season with home games against Lambuth and Thomas this weekend.  UWF hosts Lambuth on Friday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. and then faces Thomas in the regular season finale at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. OFFICIAL GSC RELEASEPrint Friendly Version Trey Kramer Named GSC Defender of the Weekcenter_img Trey Kramer earned his first career GSC Defender of the Week honor on Tuesday last_img read more