Business entities: providers of dental, ophthalmological, orthopedic and / or diagnostic servicesBasic conditions:Work experience, at least 3 yearsAt least 5 doctors / dentistsAt least 7.500.000 KN of revenues generated in 2015ISO quality certificateadvantages:Opinion of the competent expert institution (HLZ, HDKM)Training of specialists outside CroatiaConcierge / Guest Relations employees at the reception or medical tourism departmentGuarantees for work and conditions of use of the service in case of secondary correctionsCertificates, recognitions and memberships in international organizations (employees, institution, company)Website with content in at least one foreign languageTravel agencies Business entities: spas, special hospitals for medical rehabilitation, spas, spasBasic conditions:Share of commercial revenues in 2015 – at least 15%Share of foreign overnight stays in total overnight stays in 2015 – at least 5%Communication of staff in direct contact with guests in at least 2 foreign languagesadvantages:Number of medical staff according to available beds – at least 1 employee per 10 bedsExistence of development projects according to the implementation phase (preliminary and / or detailed design, etc.)Certificates, recognitions and memberships in international organizations (medical staff, institutions)Recommendations of professional societies or associationsThe tradition of a healing destinationCategorization of the facility (Ministry of Tourism)Concierge / “Guest Relations” employees within the receptionWebsite with content in at least one foreign languageMedical tourism The subject of the Public Invitation is the inclusion of business entities in the national promotion of health tourism, where the holders of excellence in health tourism in Croatia will be presented through the portal of the Croatian National Tourist Board under the common slogan Croatia – Full of Health.In the pilot project of the national promotion of health tourism, the goal is to include business entities that contribute to the following goals:Improving and enriching the tourist offer of the destination in which they are located, as well as Croatia as a wholeDevelopment of contents that enable the extension of the tourist season with an emphasis on year-round business and an increase in catering and tourism in generalStrengthening the strength of the brand and creating a recognizable image of Croatian health tourism Applications with evidence of meeting the criteria marked “Public Call – Health Tourism” can be submitted:in electronic form to: email@example.com orin printed form at:Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Department, Rooseveltov trg 2, 10000 Zagreb.The public call is open until Friday, January 20, 2017.Additional information is available at: firstname.lastname@example.org Business entities: travel agencies that mediate in the sale of health tourism servicesBasic conditions:Business experience in health tourism, at least 3 yearsNumber of full-time employees – at least 3 peopleContractual representation of business entities (medical, spa, wellness) – at least 3Sale of at least 3 active packages that include the logistics of providing health tourism services with at least 2 elements of the offer, in addition to health services (air transport, transfers, accommodation, food, insurance, trips to the destination, etc.)Website with content in at least three foreign languagesadvantages:Representation of entities in several counties / regions of the Republic of CroatiaNumber of health tourism package packages sold in 2015Certificates, recognitions and memberships in international organizations (employees, company)Specialized intermediaries / facilitators Wellness tourism Basic conditions:Business experience, at least 3 yearsNumber of full-time employees – at least 1 personContract with at least one travel agency in CroatiaContractual representation of business entities (medical, spa, wellness) – at least 3advantages:Partnership in foreign markets – at least 1 partnerRepresentation of entities in several counties / regions of CroatiaAppearance at international tourism fairs – at least 2 fairsCertificates, recognitions and memberships in international organizations (employees, company)Website with content in at least three foreign languages Business entities: wellness hotels, wellness resorts, wellness companiesBasic conditions:Categorization 5 *, 4 *, wellness hotelWellness offer that includes at least 2 of the following 5 elements: sports and recreational activities (fitness), spiritual activities (relaxation rooms, meditation…), relaxation (massages, saunas, jacuzzi…), healthy and natural nutrition (juice bar, special diet , organic food, calorie measurement, menus with wellness dishes…) and beauty programs (face and body)At least 2 active packages in the hotel offer which, in addition to the basic hotel offer (accommodation and food) and wellness offer, include at least 1 more health element (kinesiologist, physiotherapist, nutritionist, pulmonologist, dermatologist, spa offer, etc., in own arrangement or contract)Communication of staff in direct contact with guests in at least 2 foreign languagesadvantages:Year-round operation of the facilityOwn cosmetics for the needs of the wellness programCertificates, recognitions and memberships in international organizations (employees or hotel / company)Website with content in at least one foreign language SPA / spa tourism
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In addition to the new appointment, the Hamburg-based company also announced that Dr. Rolf Stomberg, Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board, has left his role after more than 20 years of successful collaboration.Sievers will strengthen the HOYER Group’s Advisory Board with his expertise from the chemical sector. He started his career at HELM AG and rose from Product Manager to Managing Director responsible for Mexico, before being appointed as a member of the Executive Board of HELM AG, Hamburg, in 2001.He then took over as Chairman of the Executive Board of HELM AG in 2012, a position he held until March 2020.Commenting on the appointment, Thomas Hoyer, Chairman of the HOYER Group’s Advisory Board, said, “We look forward to important stimuli. We are delighted that we are able to obtain Hans-Christian Sievers four our company.”The Advisory Board acts as an independent adviser and review body. As a neutral authority, it reflects the company’s strategy, its financial and investment planning and its personnel policy, acts as a think-tank and discusses strategies, opportunities and risks with the Executive Board.Acting as an independent control medium, a total of six Advisory Board members advise the owner family and the Executive Board.
On 15 January 2014, Mr Jaroslaw Kotowski, Project Manager at the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency, visited the Port of Gdansk in order to intensify cooperation in the implementation of the project funded under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Work Programme.The project “Elaboration of the design documentation for the modernization of the Quays and Dredging the Fairway at the Internal Port of Gdansk” submitted by PGA SA under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Work Programme was the only project in Poland to receive a grant.Additionally, the TEN-T Fund awarded a grant for a project partnered by Poland and other countries, namely the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Italy and Slovenia. The Polish beneficiary of the task including the development of a study dossier regarding a transportation market analysis for the Pan-European Rail Corridor V and the creation of operating organisational structures being able to implement the project is PKP PLK SA.However, the grant of EUR 0.56 million will allow PGA SA to prepare the design documentation (construction and environment-related documents) for the investment to be co-funded in the 2014-2020 financial framework.During the meeting with the Brussels representative, the team responsible for preparing the port’s applications for EU grants and Mr Marek Pietruszewski, Vice-President of the Board for Financial Matters, delivered a presentation on the scope and schedule of the project. The Brussels official responsible for the Port of Gdansk’s project outlined the applicable public contract award procedures and the anticipated project monitoring measures.[mappress]Press Release, January 28, 2014
The current congestion poses significant challenge to port calls at Rotterdam and Hamburg.According to Drewry, the recent decline in the schedule reliability of carriers has been key: on time port calls for all carriers on the Asia-Europe lane have dropped from a high of 83% in mid-2012 to just 51%during January-March this year.The major cause of declining reliability has been attributed to vessel sharing alliances, resulting in shuffling of vessels around networks.The trends seems to be picking up, as just this morning another vessel sharing alliance was sealed between Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).The two have signed a 10 year VSA on the Asia-Europe, Transatlantic and Transpacific trades.Cancelling of port calls has become a preferred option for shippers to cope with the congestion, as it was the case with the G6 alliance that decided to move a call from Hamburg to Bremerhaven. In addition, Team Lines might be omitting calls or even introducing congestion surcharges at Hamburg and Rotterdam, following delays of up to 48 hours.[mappress]Drewry, July 10th, 2014, Image: Port of Hamburg Port of HamburgRising congestions at North European ports are set to continue as vessel sharing alliances (VSA) develop, Drewry Shipping Consultants said in their latest research.
According to Haakon Rostad, UAL-SA managing director, UAL-SA is set to carry 65,000 tonnes of cement in one-tonne bags before completion of the contract in January 2010 for client Bechtel Construction.UAL opened a South African branch in Cape Town in July 2009 with the aim of bringing a local presence to the African market. For three decades, UAL had supplied the West African region from Europe and the US. The establishment of an office in Cape Town allows the line to supply African consignees from within Africa.Company CEO Roger Jungblat says: “South Africa is becoming an increasingly important source of supplies and services to support bustling activity in the West African oil theatre, stretching from Cape Town to Nigeria. The African Union is increasingly in favour of contained African trade, with a wealth of in-country laws requiring a large proportion of procurement to originate on the continent.”
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has vowed to end the perception it is indifferent to small firms with a host of new policy initiatives.The regulator admitted some small firms and sole practitioners believe it does not understand the issues associated with running a small business and acts more in the interests of larger firms.According to SRA figures, there remain 2,170 sole practitioner firms – 21% of the entire legal market – which had turnover of less than £200,000 last year. Including other firms with similar income, this group makes up more than one-third of all regulated entities.In a discussion paper published today, the SRA said it hopes to improve its relationship with small firm through a number of pledges about how they will be regulated.‘The reality is that small firms are an essential and valuable part of the regulated community in providing legal services to a wide range of consumers,’ said the paper.‘We accept these [negative] perceptions of the SRA do exist and we must continually work to improve our communications with and support for small firms.’The most eye-catching suggestion was a new system of ‘deemed approval’ of compliance officers at smaller firms which would save the need for any separate application and approval process. Instead, details of the COLP and COFA would simply be filed alongside the authorisation application – although such a change would be subject to a consultation next year.The professional ethics helpline and supervision team will each create a dedicated service for small firms in the new year. The new-look SRA website will also have a section devoted to small firms, with news and links of particular interest.The SRA is clear it wants to make it more simple for start-ups to enter the market and will create a regulatory starter pack aimed at those setting up a new sole practice or firm.The authorisation process has been identified as one way regulation can be more proportionate and less complex, and the SRA has set itself a target of 30 days for authorisation of an existing firm following a change in its constitution. Speaking to today’s COLP and COFA conference in Birmingham, chief executive Paul Philip said there is a new emphasis on easing the burden for small firms that present less risk.‘We have been very good at building relationships with large firms and those deemed to be high impact,’ he said. ‘The next stage of our development has to be looking at smaller businesses and how we can support them.’
“This is a great Christmas bonanza, the school attainment fund is aimed at helping the most needy pupils. I campaigned for it to be on the basis of free school meals because that really helps rural areas like Dumfries and Galloway where child poverty is more dispersed. The old system based on “Areas of Multiple Deprivation” favoured concentrated pockets in the cities. The money is part of an attainment fund from the Scottish Government which allocates £1200 for every child eligible for free school meals. It is to go direct to schools and was announced by the new Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP when he unveiled his first budget on Thursday. “The £120million will come directly from the Scottish Government, not councils as was previously proposed. That means councils can use the increased council tax on higher rated homes to spend on local priorities.” Ms McAlpine said: The attainment money allocates £1200 for 2599 pupils entitled to free school meals in Dumfries and Galloway. It will go to schools where headteachers will determine how it will be spent to close the gap in performance between pupils from different backgrounds. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Schools in Dumfries and Galloway are set for £3.1million bonanza as a result of the new Scottish budget. “Now is the time for the Labour run Dumfries and Galloway Council to step up to the plate and start delivering for local people. A recent report by Audit Scotland showed that the pressure on local authority budgets matched exactly the cut to Scotland’s budget from London. That is the framework within which the Scottish Government has to operate and Labour’s solution in Dumfries and Galloway and right across Scotland is to hammer lower paid people with huge tax increases. That was rejected by voters at the Scottish Parliament election this year. Derek has prioritised health and education spending which is what people voted for in May. The £120million for school attainment was part of a budget which included an additional £304million for the NHS and £240million additional spend for councils.Mr Mackay also extended the small business bonus scheme to take more small businesses out of rates altogether. The money was welcomed by Joan McAlpine MSP for South Scotland who campaigned for the attainment fund to be distributed on the basis of school meal entitlement. “Derek Mackay’s budget was set against swinging cuts to Scotland’s budget . Independent analysis by the Fraser of Allander institute has shown that Westminster has cut Scotland’s budget by almost £3billion between 2010 and 2020. Despite this the Scottish government has delivered free university tuition, kept free bus passes, abolished prescription charges and given the NHS above inflation rises. “Now on top of these achievements Derek Mackay’s first budget is delivering for schools right across the country. It is absolutely right that spending in schools is determined by teachers, not local authority education departments. Ms McAlpine added:
Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share LocalNews Public officers to hike Segment 5 of Waitukubuli National Trail by: – September 28, 2012 40 Views no discussions Share Public officers at the end of their June 16th, 2012 hikeAs the observance of Public Service Day on December 7, 2012 draws nearer, Public Officers are continuing to embark on various activities that will among other things help to promote collaboration, camaraderie and socialisation among them and the rest of the public. On Saturday 29, September 2012, over seventy Public Officers, along with relatives, friends and participants of the Adult Education Programme from the East & South East, will hike Segment 5, Pond Casse to Castle Bruce, of the Waitukubli National Trail. This hike was particularly planned in response to the call from the Health Promotion Unit to ‘Love that Body’ by engaging in physical activities, the focus for the month celebration of Wellness Month in Dominica. This social activity and expedition through the rainforest of Dominica is receiving the support of many other Government Departments such as the police, the Waitukubuli National Trail Project, Fire and Ambulance Service, the Youth Development Division, and Local Government Department.Hikers are therefore asked to gather from 5:30am at the Bayfront to be transported to Pond Casse.The celebration of Public Service Day was officially launched in June 2012. The theme chosen for the celebration of Public Service Day 2012 is, ‘Our Public Service: Transforming, Modernizing, Positively Changing!’ It is being observed to achieve these key following objectives:• To appreciate, recognize and reward value Public Officers for their exemplary behavior and performance• To recognize that democracy and successful governance are built on a competent public service; and• To raise the image, role, prestige and visibility of public service.Press release