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CNTB announces Public Call for Joint Advertising 2018

first_imgRelated news: CNTB has published a call for expressions of interest for the implementation of strategic promotional campaigns in emitting markets in 2018. CNTB announced Public call for joint advertising in public and private sector promotional campaigns in 2018 inviting all interested economic entities that can run promotional campaigns for advertising with the CNTB and other tourist boards.With the aim of increasing tourist arrivals and overnight stays in the pre-season and post-season and on the continent throughout the year, extending the season and increasing total tourist traffic, the Croatian National Tourist Board will promote Croatian tourism in 2018 through advertising in public and private sector promotional campaigns. from the CNTB.The deadline for submitting applications to the tourist boards of the counties and the Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb is September 15, 2017. You can see all the documentation as well as the conditions of joint advertising here: Public call for joint advertising in public and private sector promotional campaigns in 2018last_img read more

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Arsenal fans tell Unai Emery to leave Shkodran Mustafi in Dubai after his error against Al Nasr

first_img Read More Comment Mustafi has no shame how’s he getting sat down by Saudi league players 😂— francis (@Coquelin3417) March 26, 2019 PLAY Mustafi was flat on his back as Ronnie Fernandez’s goal crossed the line (Arsenal)Fortunately for Arsenal, Carl Jenkinson equalised in the 42nd minute to pull the Gunners level by half time.But once again, another Mustafi mistake was the key highlight for Arsenal’s supporters, who clearly do not see a future for the German at the club. Top articles Read More Skip Ad Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Arsenal fans tell Unai Emery to leave Shkodran Mustafi in Dubai after his error against Al Nasr Coming Next Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 26 Mar 2019 2:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link45Shares Read More Advertisement Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Mustafi completely out of his depth against this Dubai team 😂 #Arsenal— Talk To Me Nice 🤫 (@SimonHep89) March 26, 2019 Video Settings About Connatix V67539 Skip Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling SPONSORED Even in a no pressure friendly Mustafi is useless.— Hoboken Gunners (@HobokenGunners) March 26, 2019 by Metro 1 min. story Read More / With Mustafi on his back and unable to make a worthwhile defensive contribution, Fernandez then struck a brilliant effort off the post to beat Bernd Leno. Read More Mustafi on his arse again as that ball went in 😂😂😂— Gareth (@gtrebble17) March 26, 2019 😂😂😂 even against some team from Dubai Mustafi is out of his depth— Naitland-Miles (@Naitland_Miles) March 26, 2019 Love how Mustafi fucks up in friendlies as well 😂 #afc— Louis King (@Louisking1) March 26, 2019More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Shkodran Mustafi did not cover himself in glory for Al Nasr’s opening goal (Arsenal)Shkodran Mustafi hit a new low after his woeful defensive error in Arsenal’s friendly against Al Nasr on Tuesday.Unai Emery’s side have been on a warm-weather break in Dubai during the international break and finished their camp with a match against the UAE Arabian Gulf League club.But the Gunners made a poor start to the game and found themselves a goal down after just 14 minutes.A cross from the right flank reached Ronnie Fernandez on the edge of the area, and Mustafi ended up on the floor after being sold a simple dummy by the Chilean forward.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT How tf is Mustafi struggling in a friendly against Al-Nasr SC. Emery needs a knighthood if he gets top 4 with that clown in his defence #ArsenalInDubai— Mo Almeshhedani (@mo_alm95) March 26, 2019 1/1 Sell Mustafi ffs— Will (@Will99__) March 26, 2019 Full Screen Advertisementlast_img read more

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GO-TIME: Revenue Department Collects $1.5 Million with Innovative Home-Sharing Outreach Initiative

first_img Economy,  GO-TIME,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA — Secretary Eileen McNulty today announced the Department of Revenue has collected an additional $1.5 million in hotel occupancy tax through an innovative outreach and education program as part of Governor Wolf’s GO-TIME initiative to reduce costs and improve efficiency in government.“Pennsylvania is an exciting destination and travelers are increasingly using technology to book a room, apartment, or house for their short-term lodging. Just like a traditional hotel or bed and breakfast, the hosts must collect the state’s hotel occupancy tax from guests,” said McNulty. “Our one-of-a-kind initiative is helping to inform hosts so they can comply with the state’s tax law.”The department began reaching out to property owners last year with information about the tax. Under Pennsylvania law, anyone who rents out lodging to the same person for less than 30 consecutive days must collect and remit the state hotel occupancy tax.The tax rate is 6 percent – the same as the sales tax. The department collects an additional 1 percent tax in Allegheny and Philadelphia counties. Both counties, and many other local governments, impose and collect a separate hotel tax.“Home-sharing is another example of how the sharing economy is expanding to give consumers more choices, and the department is adapting to apply the tax laws fairly across industries,” said McNulty. “This initiative is ongoing and will continue to level the playing field for the various lodging entities in Pennsylvania.”Home-sharing websites and other intermediaries or brokers are not required to collect the hotel occupancy tax, however the home-sharing company Airbnb began collecting the tax last year as part of a separate initiative, which is not included in the $1.5 million total.Hotel occupancy tax should be reported to the department on the sales tax return and income from home sharing should be reported on the taxpayer’s Pennsylvania personal income tax return.The Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME) is working to modernize government operations in order to reduce costs and improve services.GO-TIME works with agencies to share resources, collaborate and engage employees in transformation. State agencies already saved over $156 million and Governor Wolf challenged GO-TIME to build upon this success by achieving $500 million in savings by 2020. To learn more about GO-TIME, visit www.governor.pa.gov/go-time. GO-TIME: Revenue Department Collects $1.5 Million with Innovative Home-Sharing Outreach Initiative April 10, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Interview: Claus Wiinblad – Danish equities, ATP

first_imgClaus Wiinblad, ATP“We have a heritage as the largest Danish institutional investor, and we have always had very good relationships with the different companies that we invest in and have been building on that over a long period of time,” Wiinblad says. “I think the basis of the strategy is to combine the traditional research-driven bottom-up approach of looking at the individual companies and getting to know them, with being an active owner.”Active ownership is an increasingly important aspect of being an institutional investor. ATP has a variety of methods of getting involved in the companies it owns, Wiinblad says, including voting at annual general meetings (AGMs), bilateral meetings with management, and even through the press.“If we can actually move the companies to take what we think is the right approach, then that’s fantastic, but in the process we also get to know the companies better and can use that knowledge,” he adds.As an investor that is closely involved with many companies on its relatively small patch of home turf, does ATP’s knowledge of a company ever tip over into insider information?“It’s something we have to consider every time we meet up with people at a company – is there any knowledge we have gained here that crosses the line?” he says.There are numerous occasions when that knowledge does indeed cross the line. ATP’s compliance team has to keep a list of companies where that is the case, Wiinblad explains, and all staff are then forbidden from trading in those securities.“There are mostly one or two names on that list on an ongoing basis where we have become an insider,” he says.Even when possession of insider information is not at issue, could there be a danger of excessive loyalty to companies or their staff inhibiting ATP from acting as an independent investor?Wiinblad is clear: “Our first priority is the return to our members.”“That being said, we are fully aware and conscious that our investment strategy is different from that of a hedge fund, which might do a raid on a company and then be out three months later,” he says. “They don’t have a problem if they are in bad standing with the company, but we do take into account that we are long-term shareholders, and if there is a conflict, then we have to manage that conflict.”ATP announced a new policy of active ownership and voting on all listed equities in its latest annual report. It also updated its long-term policy and laid down certain principles and processes. In a new initiative in 2016, the pension fund said it voted at general meetings in all companies globally in which it holds listed equities.The fund’s presence and comments at AGMs in Denmark earlier this year were reported several times in the local media, but Wiinblad says the pension fund has not become more active as an owner.“It’s typical that we will try to express our opinion on remuneration, governance and strategic matters, and we have a list of topics on which we will express our views on an ongoing basis,” he says.“It also sends a signal to other companies that we are explicit about our position.“But our level of dialogue varies according to a particular company’s behaviour and results,” he says, concluding: “We don’t have to be active just for the sake of it.” Occupying a unique position as an investor in its domestic equities market, Denmark’s giant pension fund ATP – the fourth largest in Europe with DKK753bn (€101bn) of assets – has had to carve its own path as a return-seeking owner of local businesses.Its strategy has generated returns of more than 30% a year on average since 2013 from listed Danish shares, which made up roughly 13% of the fund’s investment portfolio at the end of June. In the first half of 2017 this allocation was the best performer in the portfolio, generating DKK4.1bn – more than a quarter of ATP’s H1 2017 investment return.Claus Wiinblad, the pension fund’s domestic equities chief, attributes this success to ATP’s deep knowledge of the companies in which it invests, coupled with its active ownership stance.Wiinblad describes ATP’s approach as “an old-fashioned long-only stock-picking fundamental strategy”. While it is an actively managed portfolio, some stocks have been in the portfolio “for more or less the entire lifetime of ATP”, Wiinblad tells IPE.“I don’t recall a time when we didn’t have Novo Nordisk stocks, but even though the size of the position has varied significantly over time, it is a long-term portfolio so the turnover is not as high as it might be,” he says.It should be noted that because ATP’s reported returns are based on its DKK100bn investment portfolio — which is only around a seventh of its total assets – there is a certain leveraging effect which makes these returns hard to compare with those produced by other pension funds.Nevertheless, the recent contribution from the domestic allocation is remarkable.last_img read more

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UBS to inject up to €600m into Swiss pension fund to soften cuts

first_imgUBS is to pay up to CHF720m (€612m) into its Swiss pension fund over three years to mitigate the effect of cutting its conversion rate for future pensions, it announced today.In addition to lowering the conversion rate, the employer and the pension fund agreed that the regular retirement age and employee contributions would be increased and savings contributions start earlier, UBS said in its fourth-quarter report.The conversion rate is used to calculate pensions from accrued assets. UBS did not indicate what the reduction would be.The measures would take effect from the beginning of next year “to support the long-term financial stability of the pension fund”, UBS said. The measures were being taken as a result of the effects of continuing low or even negative interest rates, diminished investment return expectations and increasing life expectancy, it said.The measures would have no effect on current UBS pensioners.Together with UBS’ payment of up to CHF720m, the measures would reduce the pension obligation the company must report under International Financial Reporting Standards, resulting in a pre-tax gain of CHF225m in the first quarter of 2018.The company said the payment would be made in three instalments in 2020, 2021 and 2022.UBS is far from being alone among Swiss pension funds in lowering its conversion rate. Cuts to the technical interest rate, which feeds through to conversion rates, have been going on for several years as the country’s Pensionskassen try to get their funding positions on a sustainable footing. The pension fund of UBS’ peer Credit Suisse cut its conversion rate more than two years ago.Willis Towers Watson recently found that the conversion rates for the non-mandatory portion of active members’ accumulated assets ranged between 4.7% and 6.4% at Swiss corporate pension schemes. The average conversion rate upon retirement at the age of 65 had continuously dropped over the past few years, with only 17.4% of all companies in the Swiss Leaders Index still using a conversion rate of more than 6%.last_img read more

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Gomes lauds Everton boss Ancelotti for coronavirus response

first_img read also:Everton boss Ancelotti joins coronavirus battle “Everton is doing a massive effort to make the team better. I believe Carlo trusts in the club, otherwise he wouldn’t have come here. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Andre Gomes has praised Everton boss, Carlo Ancelotti, who has been playing his part during the pandemic by assisting the Blues Family campaign to help those isolating, and believes the club are on the right track under the Italian. Loading… “Carlo is a great human being,” Gomes added. “He has great experience and he’s helping the team a lot.’Advertisement Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThe Best Cars Of All Time20 Historical Things You Won’t Believe Actually Happened7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodylast_img read more

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Bacolod, 3 NegOcc cities get ‘seal’ of good governance

first_img“For us, this is a validation of allthe other awards we earned,” the mayor said in a statement on Friday. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said ina statement that the SGLG 2019 presents a more challenging requisite of hittingthe minimum criteria in the SGLG’s seven governance areas. Of the five cities awarded in WesternVisayas, four are in Negros Occidental. The other is Passi in Iloilo province. “Congratulations to all Region 6awardees. We recognize your efforts in practicing good governance and providingbetter public service,” the DILG-6 posted on its official Facebook page. Mayor Evelio Leonardia said the SGLGis the barometer of the performance of a local government unit (LGU). The LGU awardees will also have accessto other programs and capacity development assistance of the DILG. (With a report from PNA/PN) BACOLOD City –Four cities in Negros Occidental, including this capital city, are among thisyear’s awardees of the coveted Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) bestowed bythe Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). This time, the LGU also has todemonstrate positive results out of its reform efforts, taking into account thelocal leadership and the cohesive action of the entire workforce. For 2019, only 57 out of 145 citiesaround the country have been presented with the SGLG Awards. The criteria have seven governancecore areas – financial administration; disaster preparedness; socialprotection; peace and order; business-friendliness and competitiveness;environmental protection; and tourism, culture, and the arts. The three others include the componentcities of San Carlos, Silay and Victorias. The SGLG marker will be conferred onthe recipients, along with the eligibility to the Performance Challenge Fund tofinance their local development initiatives. All the four cities from NegrosOccidental have celebrated their wins in their respective social media postssince Thursday.last_img read more

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At least 40 killed in Iraq protests

first_imgAccording tothe Iraqi High Commission on Human Rights (IHCHR), over 2,000 people wereinjured nationwide as demonstrators vented frustration at political elites. Demonstrators take part in a protest over corruption, lack of jobs and poor services in Najaf, Iraq on Oct. 25. REUTERS/ALAA AL-MARJANI Eightprotesters were killed in Baghdad on Friday, the IHCHR said. BAGHDAD – Atleast 40 protesters were killed in Iraq when security forces and anIranian-backed militia opened fire to quell renewed demonstrations, securitysources said. The bloodshedwas the second major bout of violence this month. A series of clashes two weeksago between protesters and security forces left 157 people dead and over 6,000wounded. A governmentintelligence officer and a member of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia were killedin a clash with protesters in Amara on Friday, police said. At least fiveof them were protesters struck by tear gas canisters.(Reuters)last_img read more

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Decatur County United Fund adds new members to board of directors

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — The Decatur County United Fund recently announced new members to its board of Directors.The United Fund said that Jayne McCleland, Brent Muckerheide, and Nathan Louden will positively impact the community.These individuals will serve with the United Fund through January of 2020.Other United Fund directors include President, Brian Wenning, 1st Vice President, Lora Williams, 2nd Vice President, Brad Schutte, as well as Joyce Denton, Sarah Green, Charla Nash, Rebecca Myers, and student directors Sarah Bohman, Jacob Johnson, and Emily Lowe.last_img

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One critically injured in Jennings County crash

first_imgJennings County, In. — A Jennings County crash seriously injured a North Carolina woman Thursday around 1:30 p.m.A report from the Indiana State police says a car driven by Ann Cutter 74, of Greensboro, North Carolina, was westbound on U.S. 50 near the intersection of State Road 750. Cutter entered intersection and drove into the path of a semi truck driven by Carlnell Barrett, 27, of Mullins, South Carolina.The impact wedged Cutter’s vehicle under the trailer. After being freed by emergency responders she was flown to an Indianapolis hospital with critical injuries. Barrett was not injured.The investigation is ongoing. Alcohol or drugs are not suspected in the crash.last_img