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Uniline opened a new business headquarters and introduced a new business philosophy

first_img“The borders are there to move. And we have shown it so far, we will show it in the future, ”Said Boris Žgomba, co-owner and President of the Management Board of Uniline, in front of the gathered guests and business partners during the opening of the new business headquarters in Pula.It is a new functional workspace with a total area of ​​2500 m2 on 5 floors and offices on the principle of open space and a spacious parking lot, and the entire investment amounts to 16 million kuna. What is certainly significant for Uniline is that for the first time all departments and services have been united and integrated, which enhances, accelerates, but also rationalizes the current company business, which has so far been scattered in several offices in Pula.The entire preparation, construction and equipping of the new Uniline business headquarters took less than a year and a half, and the construction itself a little more than eight months. The new building has 5 conference halls and a special space for employees to relax, and it accommodates about 150 workers. “We have come a really long way – from 1996 and two offices in the Pula hotel Riviera to today’s modern and sophisticated business building and learned and applied a lot. What we have learned first is that we must constantly and permanently listen to the needs of our guests and design and deliver our tourism products accordingly. Therefore, the opening of the new headquarters symbolically marks our entry into a new development dimension, which means that we have decided on a new company vision, mission and brand idea. ” Žgomba points out. New business philosophy – Emotions We Share               The new building represents a new milestone for Uniline and they are embarking on new business challenges with a new business philosophy and a new brand – Emotions We Share. “Everything stems from a new environment in which modern 21st century companies can only operate successfully if they have their own content, which means attractive, inspiring and special tourist experiences. Therefore, we position ourselves as a leading content travel company in designing and offering innovative experiences in Southeast Europe. As part of the new mission, we want to create them together with our clients and business partners in a sustainable environment. From this came a new brand idea: Emotions We Share! In short, our focus is on modern guests of the 21st century, who are looking for an empathetic, emotional and dynamic relationship and approach and experiences in the form of credible stories. ” concluded Zgomba.By the way, Uniline is the leading Croatian tour operator and the seventh largest company in the Croatian tourism sector in terms of total annual revenue, and today it employs more than 200 employees with an average age of 28,5 years. Uniline operates in Croatia and the countries of the region, but also in distant Asian markets, such as Shanghai in China and Seoul in South Korea, while the company’s services are used by 380 guests a year.last_img read more

Government, Bio Farma secure vaccine bulk supply from China’s Sinovac

first_imgUnder the first agreement, Sinovac is to start shipping the coronavirus vaccine to Indonesia in November.“First is the preliminary agreement [on] the purchase and supply of the COVID-19 vaccine [bulk], which is an agreed commitment to supply 40 million doses from November 2020 to March 2021,” Retno said.The second agreement is a memorandum of understanding that extends the cooperation until the end of 2021, under which Sinovac commits to providing priority access to Bio Farma to purchase more vaccine bulk.Sinovac last week launched the final stage of the phase three clinical trial for the CoronaVac vaccine it is developing with Bio Farma, with the final stage involving 1,620 patient volunteers in Bandung, West Java. Southeast Asia’s largest economy has secured priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine bulk developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech through a deal with state-owned pharmaceuticals Bio Farma.A vaccine bulk is an aqueous form of the purified antigens, or vaccine, provided in a large container from which the individual vials are filled.Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi announced the deal on Thursday evening at a virtual press conference in Sanya in China’s south, where Bio Farma signed two agreements on the vaccine cooperation with Sinovac. The six-month clinical trial of the vaccine in Indonesia comes as the country continues to struggle with rising infection, recording 2,266 new cases on Thursday to bring the cumulative nationwide tally to 147,211 confirmed cases.Read also: Sinovac launches late-stage trial for potential COVID-19 vaccine in IndonesiaState-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir accompanied Retno to the meeting with Chinese officials in the resort city on Hainan Island, the Chinese outpost in the South China Sea. The two ministers also met with representatives from China Railway during the overseas visit, Retno’s first in six months.Earlier this month, Erick claimed that Bio Farma would be ready to produce 250 million doses of CoronaVac per year once the trials had been completed by the year-end.Retno is the first foreign minister China has received amid its ongoing COVID-19 response efforts on the mainland. According to a statement from the Chinese foreign ministry, her reception “shows that China and Indonesia both attach high importance to bilateral relations”.The Indonesian delegation also explored potential collaboration opportunities with other Chinese drug manufacturers, including Sinopharm. The state-owned Chinese pharmaceuticals has said that its candidate vaccine may cost no more than 1,000 yuan (US$144.27) for two injections once it had completed its clinical trials and began mass production, reports Reuters.CanSino Biologics is another Chinese company that Indonesia is considering for possible cooperation. The company has started late-stage clinical trials for its candidate vaccine in a number of countries, while Beijing has already approved its use for the nation’s military.In a meeting with Chinese counterpart State Councilor Wang Yi to follow up a virtual meeting in late July, Retno stressed the importance of an effective, safe, timely and affordable vaccine for COVID-19.“Indonesia has seen strong commitment from a number of pharmaceutical manufacturers in China to collaborate on the vaccine [development] with Indonesia. We are also seeing the commitment of the Chinese government in supporting this cooperation,” she said.Meanwhile, Erick said that the visit intended to ensure that any transformation of Indonesia’s health industry through this cooperation would result in a win-win solution.“This is so Bio Farma won’t just be seen as a tailor [whose job is just to piece together garments], but as a party to an agreement with Sinovac that includes transfer of knowledge and technology,” he said. The minister issued similar remarks to CanSino and Sinopharm as well.“Hopefully, we can soon rise above COVID-19 in step with the time frame […] and [achieve] mass immunization of the Indonesian people by early next year,” Erick added.Retno was quick to add that Indonesia would continue shopping around for initiatives with other countries and that it was already in touch with parties other than China, “so that we can get better results amid the very tight competition”.Read also: Indonesia teams up with global manufacturers in vaccine huntIndonesia is also developing its own COVID-19 vaccine prototype, dubbed Merah Putih, toward achieving vaccine self-sufficiency.With nearly 23 million confirmed cases around the world, hundreds of pharmaceutical research institutes are scrambling to come up with a vaccine while dozens of governments are taking aggressive steps to secure any future stockpiles.The alarming pace at which pharmaceutical firms are fast-tracking vaccine development has prompted the World Health Organization to warn drugmakers that proper vaccine development could take 12 to 18 months.To further clear the path in supply and distribution, Indonesia and China have also agreed to arrange a “travel corridor” for essential businesses.“This is the third travel corridor for essential businesses that we have made with other countries, after the United Arab Emirates on July 29 and South Korea on Aug. 17,” said Retno, who is heading to the UAE with Erick after the China visit.Other bilateral issues discussed during the visit included trade as well as the ongoing investigation over alleged human trafficking of Indonesian crew aboard Chinese fishing vessels. Regional issues included the China-ASEAN dialogue partnership, which will mark 30 years next year.“Indonesia is confident that the ASEAN-China partnership will stay strong as long as it is always carried out [according to] international law, including when we discuss the South China Sea issue,” Retno said.Topics :last_img read more

This five-bedroom family Queenslander is for sale

first_img57 McIlwraith Ave, Norman ParkON the market for the first time in more than 15 years, this character house offers two levels of living on a north-facing 810sq m block.Restored with high-end appointments while retaining its classic period appeal, the gabled Queenslander at 57 McIlwraith Ave, Norman Park, offers a wealth of space for outdoor entertaining, including a large back yard and front and rear timber verandas. On entry to the upper level is a central sitting room, with a living room beyond.To the right of the floorplan is the main bedroom, spanning the width of the residence and including a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite, along with enough space for a lounge setting.The left side of the level houses a dining room and kitchen, the cooking space making a statement with its black granite benchtop and mix of white and timber cabinetry.57 McIlwraith Ave, Norman ParkMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020From the dining room there is access to the front veranda, a lovely spot for relaxing with its ceiling fan and suburban views and city glimpses.Beyond the dining room is a bathroom, along with another bedroom with built-in wardrobes.Varying features in the bedrooms include ceiling fans, airconditioning and either carpet or timber flooring, with timber flooring, VJ walls and white plantation shutters decorating the main living areas.Downstairs, a rumpus room offers access to front and rear patios, the rear overlooking the leafy yard and the front enjoying views to established gardens.57 McIlwraith Ave, Norman ParkTo the left of the rumpus room are a study, a bathroom and a bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and double doors to the rear patio, while to the right is another bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and a laundry that connects to a double garage.Ray White Stones Corner marketing agent Ben Cannon described the residence as a desirable family home, located in a sought-after area close to parks and cafes.“The kitchen is centrally located for year-round entertaining, the main bedroom has high feature ceilings, an array of barbecue facilities can be found on the rear veranda, and there is ample storage space throughout,” Cannon said.“This character home with exquisite appointments is also close to some of Brisbane’s best schools.”last_img read more

High speed, regular interval

first_imgFRENCH National Railways’ long-distance passenger division is to relaunch its Paris – Lyon and Paris – Lille high-speed trains as a regular-interval shuttle service, christened TGV Navette. From the start of the winter timetable on September 28, departures from Paris Lyon and Lyon Part-Dieu will be on the hour, with additional peak services at half past the hour. Paris – Lille services will be relaunched in January.A new style of on-board service is to be introduced with the TGV Navette concept. Paris – Lyon services will be provided exclusively by TGV Duplex double-deck trainsets; the four daily Paris – St Etienne trains will be worked by TGV Réseau sets, coupled to the double-deck units between Paris and Lyon. olast_img

Doubting Thomas

first_img Tweet Photo credit: foodforthespiritualsoul.wordpress.comTwo thousand years of Catholic sermons, paintings, and articles on religious subjects have fixed Thomas in ourminds as ‘doubting Thomas.’ A recent cartoon I saw has him crying out, “All I’m saying is we don’t call Peter ‘denying Peter.’” Why we became so comfortable in labelling Thomas that way is hard to fathom. He made a perfectly reasonable request in a unique situation. A man whom everyone saw brutally killed, reportedly came back from the dead,and was appearing to people. How could anyone give instant credibility to what was obviouslythe height of fantasy and wishful thinking?And there’s more. When the prophetic literature in the Bible spoke of the dead rising again, reference was either to the general resurrection at the end of time or to national renaissance, i.e., a rebirth of Israel, the nation. No one – and no disciple – imagined that such traditional expectations referred to the dead pre-emptively, so to speak, rising from the grave, still less of death being overcome. The disciples were perfectly in line with Jewish feeling on the matter, and so was Thomas. What dominated their consciousness after the crucifixion was disappointment over their hopes, and the fear of retaliation from the Jews.Labelling Thomas as doubtful Thomas did more than target him unfairly; it made us smug and complacent, and did a great disservice to faith itself. It implied that no shadow of doubt ever threatenedourcertainty and that the light of faith was as lucid as the light of day. But a moment’s reflection shows us what a false pictureof faith this is.The world of faith, as S. Paul wrote, is not a world of sight. We do not see what we believe, though quite often we act as if we did, as if the divine order were visually continuous with the natural order. This is inevitable, of course. We have no eyesight or mental apparatus capable of beholding divine realities. This why our greatest mystics, who themselves saw more than we do,remind us repeatedly not to pay too much attention to things like visions and locutions. It’s why the Church speaks so reticently about miracles, even while it validates them. Walk by faith, it all says to us, not by sight. But walking by faith means consenting to walk amid the difficulties of not seeing. Difficulties and doubts may not strictly mean the same thing, as Newman once said: “Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.” Except that when one is in the throes of difficulty, the distinction seems purely academic. Many of us can remember the kind of internal trauma we suffered when it began to get around that the first pages of the Bible were not history. We’re beyond that now because we have come to see that the real issue was never about the mechanics of creation. It was more fundamentally about whether we live in a meaningless environment or a meaningful cosmos. Genesis says no, the cosmos is not meaningless, because God created it. It is good and can realize all God’s intended purposes. Many people are yet to accept the centrality of metaphor in the infancy narratives (the account of the birth of Christ). The internal trauma, one can be sure, is or will be much the same. It may not cause them to disbelieve in the actuality of the birth – but a similar tension will exist between difficulty and doubt.To walk by faith means to acknowledge the fact that faith develops, and that no development, whether personal or social, takes place without internal difficulty and therefore without having to make internal adjustments.Faith today faces other kinds of challenges, involving difficulty in a more generalized sense. Difficulty and doubt that the whole edifice of belief, the language, imagery, the total content seems bypassed, belonging to an age when such things were once believable but now seemincredulous.This means that we are all subject to the influence of the surrounding culture. The atmosphere we live in today and breathe is scientific and technological. Whatever is not congruent with itspresumptions is inevitably felt to be quaint and beneath the attention of serious people.What this also means is that vulnerability is an essential dimension of faith today. Sometimes there’s nothing one can say. On the other hand, we can’t be just defensive. We may have to consent to be considered foolish, to be mocked or be smiled at tolerantly, in the way one smiles at a child.Every age of faith has signature challenges. This is ours, I think. Certainly one of them. It makes Thomas, at a remove of two thousand years, our brother. In a different sense. Nothing may make us disbelieve, but Easter makes us hope that the Lord may visits us nonetheless and confirm us in belief. By: Henry Charles PhD FaithLifestyleLocalNews Doubting Thomas by: – April 14, 2012 Share Sharecenter_img Share 76 Views   one comment Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Police Put Brakes On Alleged Drunk Semi Driver

first_imgStephenson is facing charges after police say he was under the influence of alcohol at the West Harrison Weigh Station. (Image: aaroads.com)Authorities said they arrested a truck driver that may have been drinking on the job Thursday morning.Indiana State Police said the driver pulled his 2001 Volvo tractor and flatbed trailer into the West Harrison Weigh Station on I-74 at the Indiana/ Ohio state line around 7:40 a.m.Motor Carrier Inspector Kim Hill observed the driver having difficulty parking the vehicle correctly on the scale, according to police.“After weighing the vehicle she asked the driver to park in the back lot and report back to the scale house with his driver’s license and paperwork for the truck and its load,” reported Noel Houze, ISP Public Information Officer.“When the driver came back into the scale house he did not bring the items MCI Hill had requested,” Houze explained. “After speaking with the driver she detected an odor of alcohol beverages on the driver’s breath.”A trooper with Indiana State Police was contacted for assistance. After observing the driver, police also believed he was under the influence of alcohol.The driver was 62-year-old George Stephenson, of Charleston, West Virginia.“Further investigation at the weigh station revealed Stephenson had a cooler of beer and vodka inside his truck which is a violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations,” Houze indicated.A breathalyzer test was preformed at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center and indicated Stephenson had a B.A.C of .09 percent, police said.Stephenson is facing charges for OWI and Violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.last_img read more

Batesville JV Splits Games In Ripley County Tournament

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs defeated the Milan Indians in the opening round of the JV tournament on Wednesday night 43-33.Jayden Beal led the team with 13 points while Trey Heidlage and Sam Haskamp chipped in with 8 and 6 respectively. Heidlage also led the team with 4 assist while Haskamp recorded a block along with Austin Siefert. Heidlage, Beal, Siefert, and Mitch Esser all recorded 2 steals a piece while Beal also statted 3 deflections. Haskamp led the team with 6 rebounds while John Harmeyer recorded 5 and Siefert 4.The Bulldogs lost in the finals of the Ripley County tourney to the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles. 24% shooting and 17 total turnovers made it hard for the Bulldogs to overcome the Eagles in the championship.Beal once again led the team with 11 points while Trey Heidlage and John Harmeyer both recorded 7 points. Defensively, Kyle and Austin Siefert along with Mitch Esser led the team with 2 steals. Beal led the team with 2 deflections while Haskamp recorded the team’s only block. Sam Haskamp led the team with 7 rebounds while Mitch Esser and John Harmeyer recorded 6 and 5 respectively.The Bulldogs season record is now 5-5 as they head to play at Greensburg on Thursday night.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Eric Feller.last_img read more

Pardew ready to hit the Toon

first_img He said: “I didn’t think we deserved to lose the game, but we didn’t do enough to win it. We had enough of the ball, we had good movement in front of the ball, we just lacked maybe that wee bit of creativity and invention in the final third of the field. “Anything we had to deal with until the goal, we dealt well with defensively, there were no real issues. But we made a mistake and the mistake, unfortunately, has cost us the game and that’s the biggest disappointment of it all.” Rodgers, however, was unhappy that referee Andre Marriner only booked Sissoko for a second-half challenge on Joe Allen when he felt a red card was the only option. He said: “The only one I have seen was Sissoko’s challenge on Joe Allen where he should have been sent off, if you watch that again. “That was the only challenge I thought that probably looked not as bad at the time, but when you see it again, it was a bad challenge.” While Pardew can enjoy another week on the training ground – albeit without midfielder Gabriel Obertan, who suffered a serious thigh injury – Rodgers faces the task of raising spirits for Tuesday night’s daunting Champions League trip to Real Madrid. He said: “We have worked very hard for a couple of years to get to this level and playing against Real Madrid in the Bernabeu says we’ve been doing okay. “We are in a transitional phase and have to do better. It’s a wonderful game for us. It is a big week against the best in the world at the moment. We will go into the game hoping to get something out of it.” Pardew said: “It is Halloween! Bobby Robson had some dark days here, don’t worry about that. If you are Newcastle manager, it is not all gin and tonics and aperitifs. There will be rough days. “I always knew, and I kept saying it, that we have good spirit and good talent. I am not saying I saw the wins coming, but I knew there was talent. “Our fans are brilliant. It will be fantastic in the town tonight – I might even go in myself, the first time for a while. “That is what this city is about. It breathes and loves football. When it does not go well, they let you know, and when it is going well, they let you know. You take the good with the bad.” Pardew, who celebrates four years in the job next month, sent out his team brimming with confidence after victories over Leicester, Tottenham and Manchester City. And while it was a commendable defensive solidity which limited the visitors, for whom Mario Balotelli and Raheem Sterling were largely anonymous, it was Newcastle who found the cutting edge. There were 17 minutes remaining when the once again impressive Moussa Sissoko played a one-two with full-back Paul Dummett before sending in a low cross which was cut out by Alberto Moreno, but swiftly dispatched into the back of the net by Perez. It would have been 2-0 four minutes later had Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet not managed to keep out Remy Cabella’s goal-bound effort with his foot and Newcastle emerged as deserved winners, although not in the view of Reds boss Brendan Rodgers. The 53-year-old, who has come under intense pressure from disaffected fans in recent weeks, saw striker Ayoze Perez come off the bench to fire the Magpies to a 1-0 win at St James’ Park, their third on a trot in the league inside a morale-boosting fortnight. He wore a broad smile at the final whistle as one fan dressed as a skeleton paraded around the stand behind him holding a placard which said, “Pardew, back from the dead”. Alan Pardew was in good enough spirits to consider a rare night out among Newcastle fans after guiding them to a fourth successive victory as Liverpool became their latest victims. Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse releases statement, details about NCAA investigations

first_img Published on October 31, 2014 at 5:50 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ Kevin Quinn, Syracuse University’s senior vice president for public affairs, released a statement Friday evening after two days of hearings in Chicago regarding the NCAA’s investigation of Syracuse’s football and men’s basketball programs.​“Earlier today, Syracuse University concluded a hearing before the NCAA Committee on Infractions. The hearing completes a cooperative process stemming from the University’s self-report of potential NCAA violations.“None of the potential violations involve current-student athletes. The issues regarding men’s basketball and football occurred years ago, with the exception of certain issues in basketball occurring between 2010 and early 2012. Since first self-reporting to the NCAA in 2007, the University, in partnership with the Department of Athletics, has implemented a series of best practices, reformed and strengthened existing policies and procedures, and realigned and improved a range of student-athlete support services.“The University is fully committed to ensuring compliance with all NCAA regulations and maintaining the highest standards of integrity and responsibility. With this significant step in the process complete, we look forward to reviewing the Committee’s findings and resolving this matter.”Men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim and football head coach Scott Shafer each made appearances in Chicago for the hearings, which took place Thursday and Friday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU will learn the result of the investigation in 30-60 days, the Post-Standard reported. The NCAA will issue a public report if violations are found and SU would have an opportunity to appeal, according to the Post-Standard.Sports editor Jesse Dougherty, jcdoug01@syr.edu, contributed reporting to this article. Commentslast_img read more

Derek DeJoe continues expansion of offensive game as man-up specialist

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ This summer, Derek DeJoe’s shot was clocked at 111 miles per hour.He said it nonchalantly, but that’s five miles per hour shy of the world record.“I like to think that I have a good shot,” he said.It’s a trait that allows DeJoe to be Syracuse’s primary man-up specialist, a role he’s earned by being able to draw opposing zone defenses to him to free up space for the attack. This season, the junior midfielder had scored three goals in four games — two of which haven’t come on the man-up.And though DeJoe’s skill set allows him to fit the mold of a man-up specialist, his newfound ability to penetrate a zone instead of standing outside of it has helped expand his game. The No. 1 Orange (4-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) travels to Kennesaw, Georgia to take on St. John’s (1-4) in the Cobb County Lacrosse Classic on Saturday at 1 p.m. DeJoe is looking to continue developing his offensive repertoire as SU tries to hold onto the nation’s top spot.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think he’s starting to turn the corner into being a solid and dependable offensive midfielder all around,” attack Kevin Rice said.In his first two years at SU, DeJoe didn’t possess the decision-making ability necessary to be as efficient as he could, head coach John Desko said.In 2013, not even 27 percent of DeJoe’s shots found the back of the net. It took him 26 shots to muster seven goals and that ratio dipped even further in 2014, when he only had two goals on 11 shots in 13 games played.But this year, it’s only taken DeJoe five shots to beat the goalie three times, as his shot selection is paying dividends on the stat sheet.“I think in the past we’ve had that shot, but he hasn’t always made the right decisions with the ball,” Desko said. “We’re really starting to see him come into his own now.”Against Cornell on Feb. 15, DeJoe stood 15 yards away from the goal as SU swung the ball around the perimeter with a man advantage. He received a pass from Henry Schoonmaker, took a crow-hop and unleashed.The ball blistered over the left shoulder of Big Red goalie Christian Knight to give the Orange a 7-1 lead 16 seconds into the second half.“I think that when they call me the ‘Lefty Laser’ or whatever, it’s kind of funny,” DeJoe said. “When I am out there, they know that, ‘Oh God, we have to watch for his outside shot.’”On the flip side, DeJoe said he enjoys being in the field when its six-on-six instead of just being used on the man-up.He doesn’t mind being defined by his cannon of a shot, though, since it gives Rice, Dylan Donahue and Randy Staats a viable option to feed when defenses hone in on them.“They come down, they draw the defense lower to them and I’m usually open up top,” DeJoe said.With 5:18 left in the fourth quarter in the season opener against Siena, the Orange swung the ball around the perimeter, but this time on even strength. It reached Matt Lane and DeJoe cut to the middle instead of staying up top.He corralled a pass 4 yards from the goal, shot in stride and once again, found the back of the net.“I don’t think last year you would’ve seen him recognize a cut against a zone and fill the open space and catch it in traffic and finish,” Rice said. “I think it shows where he’s going as a player.” Comments Published on March 5, 2015 at 12:14 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more