Valamar Riviera guarantees all employees a net income of at least HRK 5

first_imgValamar Riviera, the largest employer in Croatian tourism, has decided to increase salaries and guarantee a minimum net income of 5 to 7 and a half thousand kunas.The decision to increase the minimum wage from HRK 4.000 to HRK 5.000 for all employees, the so-called “Valamar guarantee”, the Valamar Management Board adopted today with the Trade Union of Tourism and Services of Croatia (STUH) and the Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia (SIKD), which comes into force on April 1 this year.In agreement with the social partners, Valamar will fully invest the tax relief for seasonal work in increasing the net income of employees. Thus, from April 2018, all full-time employees will have a guaranteed income of at least HRK 5.000 to HRK 7.500 per month. “We are in the process of hiring seasonal workers for this year and we are satisfied with the fact that a large number of employees are returning to us and that the interest in working at Valamar is growing from year to year. In the last two years alone, we have invested more than HRK 60 million in hotels for employees. We have completely focused the tax relief for accommodation and hot meals on increasing the salaries of all employees, and we have provided additional funds to achieve a minimum income of HRK 5.000 net. At Valamar, employees are just as important as guests, and we continue to invest in material rights, working conditions, but also the education necessary for the development of their careers.”, Points out Ivana Budin Arhanić, Vice President for Business Development and Corporate Affairs.Valamar House – the fourth hotel for employees opens In addition to the increase in net income, seasonal workers who come to work in Valamar’s destinations from all over Croatia are provided with quality accommodation with three hot meals a day at the employer’s expense, and this season Valamar is opening a fourth hotel for employees called “Valamar House”.In Rabac, on the island of Krk and in Poreč, seasonal workers will be accommodated in hotels for employees “Kuća Valamar” where they will find newly decorated rooms and apartments with private bathrooms, common rooms for rest and socializing, as well as many other benefits. “Valamar seasonal workers have at their disposal continuous education and training, the opportunity for awards within 18 reward programs and opportunities for advancement and career development in all segments of the tourism business. In 2018, Valamar has secured 1.200 contracts for permanent seasonal workers and 400 new contracts for permanent employment. relationship”They point out from Valamar.By the way, Valamar is the largest employer in Croatian tourism, which this year will employ 6.600 employees and create 600 new jobs in 30 hotels and 15 camps from Istria and Kvarner to Dubrovnik, and all those interested in the job can apply here.last_img read more

ECA finds Chinese partners, avoids bankruptcy for now and plans to restart seaplane business

first_imgThe company Europski obalni prijevoznik, which is one step closer to bankruptcy, received a decision from the Commercial Court in Split to postpone the opening of bankruptcy proceedings until 21 September. The court gave the state authorities time to respond to a letter of intent sent by the Chinese to Minister Oleg Butkovic on June 8 to Chinese investors, Star Jet, which is interested in settling ECA’s debts and restarting the seaplane business next season. transmits the magazine Lider. The letter states that Star Jet will invest 15 million euros in the next two to three years, provided that the new company it plans to establish in Croatia will receive 13 ECA concessions on water airports, given by the port authorities for ten years. Given that there is a restriction in the EU that non-European companies involved in air transport cannot have more than a 49 percent stake, Star Jet would enter the project with the German company Otago, which also addresses state bodies. sent a confirmation that it is interested in participating financially and in ownership in the project.Thus, the story of seaplanes connecting Croatian islands with the coast may come to life again.On the other hand, the Croatian tourist offer is finally richer for the helicopter transport service. Namely, the company Helitours from Slovenia, has enriched our tourist offer for luxury tourism with helicopter transport, and whose helicopters are currently positioned on the islands of Brač and Mali Lošinj, thus covering our entire coast, and even connecting the transport of people from / to Zagreb, which is certainly excellent news for our tourism. Read more about the helicopter rental service in Croatia HERElast_img read more

Louis van Gaal slams Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tactics after Manchester United’s defeat to Barcelona

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United crashed out of the Champions League this week (Getty Images)‘I have been watching the team, because I always look at United still, and Ole parked the bus against Arsenal. He did it against Tottenham in the league. And at stages against Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona in the Champions League.‘He plays against all the big teams like that. The emphasis is more on defending than on attacking or wanting to play dominant football. I actually call it parking the bus. Ole does it not just outside the 18-yard box. He parks the bus right in front of [goalkeeper] David De Gea.‘When United play that way, they play 4-4-2 and play counter attacking football with Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘They are gambling on the speed of those two because they are faster than their opponents when they get the space. Rashford’s pace is incredible. You don’t catch him when he breaks away.‘But if Man United want to be a dominant force in Europe again, and in England, they have to have a different playing style.‘The problem as a foreign manager is that you find out that the English football culture is different from Germany and Spain.‘In those countries, you work on things in training. In England, everything is done by playing matches. They get fitter or gain stamina by playing lots of matches. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 21 Apr 2019 9:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link22Sharescenter_img United cannot rely on Marcus Rashford’s pace, says Van Gaal (BPI/REX)‘It is a culture you cannot change easily. I wanted to change things, but it proved very difficult.‘Ole revived the squad and he won a lot of matches when he first started. They went up to third in the Premier League, but they have dropped back to sixth.‘But when I look at the style of football, I have to say he has not changed it. It is explainable. Defending is easier than attacking.‘I saw so many games of United over the last year or so. Both Mourinho and Solskjaer are not afraid to play in a defensive way all the time. That is not good enough for Man United.‘Now it is the time where trophies can be won and they are not even in a position where they can claim a Champions League spot.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Louis van Gaal says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been parking the bus at Manchester United (Getty Images)Louis van Gaal has aimed a fresh dig at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics after Manchester United’s defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League by claiming that the Norwegian has ‘parked the bus’ in several crucial games.United crashed out of Europe’s elite competition earlier this week following a comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Barca at Camp Nou on Tuesday evening.United now face a fight to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League and Van Gaal admits Solskjaer’s tactics have been too negative to win trophies.‘I can see how Ole had some impact in the beginning, because United were ninth in the table when he took over and the team was nothing,’ Van Gaal told Ziggo.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘United had been playing anti-football, as I call it, but don’t think that Ole isn’t afraid to park the bus either, he is more defensive than you think. Louis van Gaal slams Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tactics after Manchester United’s defeat to Barcelonalast_img read more

Nadira Lando crowned Miss Dominica 2012

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet EntertainmentLocalNews Nadira Lando crowned Miss Dominica 2012 by: – February 18, 2012center_img 274 Views   no discussions Share Miss Dominica 2012 – Nadira LandoNineteen year old Nadira Lando from the village of Bataca in the Kalinago Territory has been crowned Miss Dominica 2012.Lando won seven awards at the Festival City in Pottersville on Friday evening; Best Spectacular Creation, Best in Spectacular Creation, Best Swim Wear, Best in Swim Wear, Best Performing Talent, Best Evening Wear and Best in Evening Wear.Lando told Dominica Vibes News after she won the pageant “I feel fabulous; I feel that I have accomplished something for Dominica, for my Kalinago people and for myself most of all”.Her talent was a monologue which reflected the way in which Dominicans treated Caribs as they were then called to the present time, noting that they can now walk proudly and are doing very well for themselves. She highlighted some of the achievements of her fellow Kalinago people like Dr. Worrel Sanford the only Dermatologist on island and her chaperone Nakita Bruno who won the Miss Dominica title in 2006.Lando also explained that the easiest round for her was “the spectacular creation because I knew I would enjoy myself” while the toughest round was “the evening wear round; it was kind of easy but I was a bit nervous because I wanted to make sure that I carry my dress and carry myself in a queenly manner”. Miss Dominica 2011 – Jacintha Fagan at Friday’s competitionShe is grateful to her “chaperone Nakita Bruno; she never stopped believing in me, my mother and my cousin Marcy Gachette and Aurelia Lucien and my sponsors PDV Caribe Dominica Limited, DFC and LIME”.Meanwhile Ameka Cognette of Bath Estate was the first runner up and she also won the award for Best response to question while Kimberly Jno. Charles of St. Joseph placed second runner up.Shannel Dubique won two awards Miss Photogenic and Miss Amity while the other contestants who participated in the pageant were Francille Lavinier of Pichelin and Indiana Griffith of Goodwill.Miss Dominica 2012 advises the general public to “enjoy yourselves, embrace Carnival, embrace Dominica’s culture and have fun”. Lando was crowned by Miss Dominica 2011 Jacintha Fagan who also gave her final speech at Friday’s competition.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

‘Hard work pays off’: The making of Pirates slugger Josh Bell

first_imgThat hard work he’s been putting in since he was a kid in high school is still paying off, and back then he wasn’t just learning that work ethic from his dad. Bell said he remembers watching his mom sit up at night or early in the morning writing her book on teaching and learning about diversity. Sometimes when the family would go on trips to other cities for his baseball tournaments, she would have to bring her laptop with her, but for the most part she sacrificed a little sleep so she could get her work done and then be with her family during the day. Those memories still stick with Bell many years later, and watching his mother work hard at her craft influenced how he’s always worked at his.“It’s just hard work pays off,” Bell said, “and I saw that from both of my parents.” Ask his mother or his high school baseball coach and it’s apparent pretty quickly that there isn’t one because there are actually so many that it gets hard to single one out. For his mother, Myrtle Bell, a college professor, there are not only the ones she saw when Bell was 5 years old at the field by their house outside Dallas, there are the ones in high school, the ones she doesn’t even remember — the ones former teammates or even former opponents come to tell her about.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNAsk Josh himself, and he practically shrugs off the Paul Bunyon-esque longball exploits of his youth.“I never really looked at myself as a power hitter,” Bell told SN. “I was always like, never strike out.”But mom remembers it differently.When he was just 5, she and her husband Earnest would take him to a nearby youth baseball diamond and throw to him. And he would launch the ball over the fence and over the street behind it. From both sides of the plate.“It was comical,” Myrtle Bell said. Whichever of Bell’s many home runs capture the imagination and stick in the memory, the player we see today is doing what he’s doing because he has just the right combination of natural strength and athleticism, and he applies a strong work ethic to go with it.Both of those things are a testament to his parents. His father, a retired computer engineer who looks like he could bench press a Buick, didn’t play baseball himself, but when his son was very young he took some of his knowledge of the game and knew early that teaching Bell to switch hit would be wise.“He learned to investigate and troubleshoot and figure out what would be best,” Myrtle Bell said. “So he studied the game of baseball. … He studied and he read about switch-hitting, and he decided to make Josh a switch hitter.”Those childhood lessons took easily, and then as Bell got into youth baseball, his father would always have him play a level up against kids at least a year older than he was. And then as a high school player at Jesuit College Prep in Dallas, Bell would regularly stick around after practice to do more work. His dad would either be there with him or he would write down for Bell what he should do.“A half-mile of lunges after the game, or run backward for a half-mile after practices and whatnot,” Bell said of those days.No big deal, the way he describes it now. Occasionally a teammate would decide to stay after practice and try to do it with him, but Bell’s mother never saw any of them do it more than once. Some of them will approach her now to talk about the bombs they remember him hitting back in high school, like the one he hit out of the Baylor University ballpark and into the Brazos River in 2011 when he was a senior. “People joke that it’s still floating out there,” she said.The guys who played against Bell back then have their own stories too. In June when the Pirates were playing in Houston, a young lady approached Myrtle Bell in the stands to introduce herself because her boyfriend once pitched against Bell and Bell took him deep. Almost a decade later, he still remembers it well. But for Bell’s mother, it’s just one of many in her memory.And even the hits that didn’t go out of the park still stand out to the ones who watched him play in those days.MORE: Rays’ underdog attitude paving way for potential powerhouseBrian Jones, who came to coach Jesuit in 2009 for Bell’s junior year, still loves to talk about the time at a tournament in Austin that fall when Bell hit two home runs from the left side of the plate in his first two at-bats, and then when he came up for the third time, the other coach put in a left-handed pitcher, thinking they would avoid getting hurt a third time. So Bell moved to the right side of the plate. The other coaches were incredulous, Jones said, audibly questioning just who Bell thought he was.“So he proceeds to hit one into probably a 10-mph wind, a line drive straight to the center field wall,” Jones said. “The kid catches it, but when he hit that ball you could have heard a pin drop in that stadium.”Otherwise, Jones has trouble pinning down just one memorable homer from Bell’s high school career. There’s the Baylor home run, of course, but also one he hit during his senior year when the team was playing a game at the Ballpark at Arlington that hit the back wall of the Rangers’ bullpen. And even without the home runs, Jones could see that he had something special in Bell.“You could see things the way he ran the outfield, you could see things the way he ran the bases. You could see how he put in work. He was just a skinny 6-2 at that time. He really hadn’t formed body weight or anything along those lines,” Jones said. “But you could definitely see the potential was there.”These days, Bell is putting together the best season of his young career. An All-Star for the first time, Bell went into the break with 27 home runs and the most RBIs in baseball. He has a .992 OPS and if he somehow doesn’t hit another home run all season, he’ll still have more than his previous career-high of the 26 that he hit in 2017, his first full year in the majors.Bell attributes the growth he’s shown has a hitter this year mostly to better timing at the plate. “I just feel like I’m in a better place to hit,” Bell said. “More on time to hit fastballs and to react to balls out of the zone for the most part. Just a lot of hard work.”Bell said he feels like he’s in his “A swing” more often this year — what he described as essentially his default, natural swing — and as a result, he’s hitting better on the whole and going deep more often.“The less redirection in my swing, the farther the ball goes. So if I square the ball up and I’m not changing anything at all in my body, if it’s in my A swing path, that’s when the ball travels the farthest,” Bell said. He’s had more than a few titanic shots this year. Five of them have traveled more than 450 feet, two of those more than 470. And Bell isn’t just about displays of power. He’s been a better overall player in 2019. He’s hitting for the highest average of his career, his wRC+ of 150 is almost 40 points higher than he’s ever posted and he’s improved by eight defensive runs saved in the field from 2018.  There’s usually that one home run. The one in Little League when the coach or the parents realize a kid’s got something extra. Or the one in high school that gets the first scout to write down his name. Or the one that locals talk about for years afterward.But for Josh Bell, there isn’t one.last_img read more