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  • HGK: The situation in tourism is improving, but everything will depend on the results in the peak season

    first_imgU vezi najave poskupljenja ulaznica u nacionalne parkove, Pende je rekao kako je stav Ministarstva turizma da od visokih cijena koje su nerealne u ovoj situaciji nitko nema koristi. No, nema baš sluha u ‘jakim’ parkovima da redefiniraju stavove i ponude prihvatljivije cijene pa će se oko toga još razgovarati s Ministarstvom zaštite okoliša. If the favorable epidemiological situation continues, Croatia could achieve better results than estimated, and tourist traffic in the crucial summer part of the season will depend on whether and what measures are needed to preserve jobs and recover tourism. In conclusion, everyone agreed that everyone together must be responsible and communicate well and be coordinated within the entire tourism sector and beyond. Tourist traffic has been launched, borders are open, and the next steps are to explain to everyone the conditions of entry and stay in the Republic of Croatia and we must all work together to survive this year, which will not be easy for anyone. “Ministarstvo turizma je u HBOR kredite usmjerilo 600 milijuna kuna, a kako je stiglo jako puno zahtjeva taj iznos je premašen, jer su mislili kreditirati na tri godine, a ljudi su tražili tri plus dvije i sada moramo vidjeti kako to pojačati”, Pende said, adding that the problem is that people have not yet received the money, and the one-month procedure is too long. The situation is similar with Hamag Bicro loans, through which HRK 26 million was redirected and placed on the market. “In any case, we must find new funds for the needs of the market and for those who may be late with the call and for those who were not initially included in these programs such as car rentals, health tourism, clinics. We need new allocations and new funds to reschedule loans as much as possible in order to obtain funds as soon as possible.”, Pende said, adding that he is sure that a significant part of the announced 10 billion euros, which the European Commission has yet to confirm to repair the damage to the economy caused by the coronavirus, will be directed to tourism. Žgomba, on the other hand, announced that it had been agreed with the leasing companies to make a joint document and to go on a moratorium for up to 12 months. Odgovarajući na pitanja o Cro kartici i nedoumicama oko nje, Pende je rekao kako se po zadnjim informacijama u to uključilo sedam banaka te je naručeno prvih 40 tisuća kartica za početak srpnja te vjeruje da će se s tim krenuti. “To je dugoročni projekt, u koji će se s vremenom uključivati više pružatelja usluga i bit će za više ‘vrsta’ zaposlenika, po novom uključujući i državne i javne službenike, a očekuje se da će u tome biti i privatni smještaj, što sada nije jer nemaju pos terminale za plaćanje karticama“, rekao je. Staničić se pak nadovezao rekavši kako će HTZ, uz već aktivne kampanje za strana, pokrenuti kampanju i za domaće tržište, a kada Ministarstvo odluči i za promociju Cro kartice, za što smo su sredstva osigurana.  The current situation in tourism is much better than it was just a week or two ago. More than 40 guests are currently vacationing in Croatia, of which 12 are locals, and in addition we have 90 applications from foreigners who just want to come. Cro card planned for early July Pende je najavio da će idućeg tjedna na Vladi biti odluka da se u CRO kraticu uključe i usluge putničkih agencija te charter tvrtki (najam plovila), a razmišlja se i o online agencijama. No, najvažnije je da svi uključeni osiguraju popuste za domaće turiste. Photo Poreč Port Authority A number of questions related to CES measures for preserving jobs and benefits for June (4.000 kuna) and whether there will be extensions of that measure, and Pende says that this will be better known at the end of the summer, as well as for some other measures. “As for the situation at the borders, they are open with most EU countries, which is ultimately our strongest emitting market, and for those countries where there are still restrictions. “, Pende stressed, adding that he would seek liberalization of the measures. “We expect this situation to be resolved in a week in order to start a more serious tourist season. “, he said, noting that citizens from third countries can enter the Republic of Croatia provided that they have a confirmation of booking accommodation and after filling out the entire form through the application that speeds up the border crossing process for all foreign citizens.  Problematika turističkog prijevoza autobusima također muči agencije, ali Pende, koji je i član stožera za civilnu zaštitu, najavljuje kako će inicirati temu preporuka i mjera za turistički prijevoz autobusima, jer preporuke nisu jasne, a već dolaze i strani autobusi. Dodao je i kako se za koji dan mogu očekivati i preporuke HZJZ-a za kruzersku industriju i još neke neobrađene segmente turizma.  Stanicic also believes that the resumption of air traffic will help Croatian tourism and destinations, especially Dubrovnik, which is quite dependent on air arrivals of tourists, but also Split to be more accessible. Stanicic explained that the application is not a condition and mandatory, but guests will wait less at the borders. “When everything is completed, when reading the passport, everything is seen that was entered through the application, and the customs officer can ask for proof of reservation. The application is also adapted for tourist groups, but regardless of that, each passenger in the group must be registered, but there can only be one contact person. Despite the pandemic, Croatia has additionally positioned itself as a safe and desirable tourist destination due to the excellent epidemiological situation on the international market. “, said Staničić, adding that in recent years Croatia has positioned itself as an air destination, which is now especially important when we have to fight for our share in the tourist market with our offer, safety, but also traffic accessibility, so most flights are announced for the second half of June. and the beginning of July for the airports of Split and Dubrovnik and Zadar, Pula, Zagreb and Rijeka. These are the conclusions of yesterday online conference of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce “Travel agencies and coronavirus: yesterday, today, tomorrow?” koju je moderirao predsjednik Udruženja putničkih agencija HGK Boris Žgomba, koji je, zajedno s pomoćnikom ministra turizma i člana Stožera civilne zaštite Robertom Pendeom  i direktorom Glavnog ureda Hrvatske turističke zajednice Kristjanom Staničićem, sudjelovao i u panel raspravi. last_img read more

  • Pence’s press secretary back to work after recovering from COVID-19

    first_imgUS Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary Katie Miller said on Tuesday she was back at work after recovering from COVID-19, a case that helped encourage White House officials to start wearing masks and take stricter safety precautions around President Donald Trump.Miller, who is married to Trump’s hawkish immigration adviser and speech writer Stephen Miller, said she had returned after receiving three negative tests for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.”Thank you to all my amazing doctors and everyone who reached out with support. I couldn’t have done it without my amazing husband who took great care of his pregnant wife,” she said in a post on Twitter. Miller contracted the virus in early May, raising alarm about the spread of the virus among Trump’s and Pence’s inner circle shortly after the president’s valet had also tested positive.The two cases prompted the White House to direct staff to wear masks and take additional precautions.Previously, despite admonitions to Americans to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines, many administration officials were not doing so themselves at least at the White House, where testing has been taking place regularly.”We’re very happy to see her recovered,” White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters about the vice president’s press secretary.McEnany said Stephen Miller was also back at work after having self-quarantined. She said she did not know whether the military valet had returned and said she had no updates on whether anyone else on the staff had tested positive.Trump, 73, is in an age group considered especially vulnerable to the virus. He has declined to wear a mask in public and has stepped up his travel schedule in recent weeks as he seeks to get the country’s economy reignited from its pandemic-related shutdown.  Topics :last_img read more

  • Developer bids and wins on older Brisbane family home

    first_imgInside 7 Gloriana Street, Morningside.The bidder, a Melbourne based property developer, already owned the land directly next to the house that was in the very early stages of construction for a block of units. NEW BEGINNING: A developer snapped up a 1960s weatherboard home.AN OLD weatherboard home in Brisbane’s east might not have excited potential homeowners, but for one developer it was a vital piece in a puzzle.The three-bedroom home at 7 Gloriana St in Morningside was built back in 1960, and in 2018 it was one of a handful of homes in the street from that era that had not been rebuilt, massively renovated, or demolished for units. 7 Gloriana Street Morningside (in yello) next to the block that is in early stages of construction.Agent for the sale, Karen Chappell from Ray White — Bulimba said that although it went to a developer, she was not sure when she started the campaign if there would be more interest in the home from developers or owner occupiers. “Some just love the proximity to the city and that it is in a nice quiet cul-de-sac, but if we don’t put it out to everybody we don’t know where the buyer is going to come from,” Ms Chappell said.“We thought it was 50/50, sometimes the tradies like to buy these homes to renovate and make it their own.”.center_img 7 Gloriana Street MorningsideSiblings Ken Sharp, Jason Sharp and Karen Cowell all grew up in the house after it was bought by their parents in 1960, and collectively they decided that it was finally time to sell up and move on.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago“It wasn’t as busy back then,” Mrs Cowell said. “To us it is a real end of an era.”About 15 people, including several curious neighbours watched the slow opening bids of the auction, which then stalled at $560,000.After a vendor bid jumped the price up to $600,000, a phone bidder secured the property for $635,000.last_img read more

  • Inside Queensland’s biggest home sales of 2017/18

    first_imgInside the home at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket.In just the past month, a trophy home at 22-24 Ascot St, Ascot sold for $4.25 million, a home at 9 Craven St, Clayfield, fetched $4 million under the hammer and a historic, five-bedroom Queenslander at 32 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe, sold for $4.405 million at auction.Vaughan Keenan of Grace & Keenan, who negotiated the sale of the Ascot property, said it had been scheduled to go to auction, but was taken off the market just two days after listing.“There are lots of buyers out there who want to handle things discreetly, so they’re happy to pay a premium to get properties off the market,” Mr Keenan said. Inside the home at 187-191 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.In Brisbane, one of the biggest sales of the financial year was also one of the most anticipated. The lavish Hamilton mansion built by disgraced businessman Christopher Skase sold in a secret deal to a local hotelier for $10.138 million. This home at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, was the biggest sale of the financial year.Mr Russell also snapped up cricket star Shane Warne’s grand Victorian home in Melbourne’s Brighton around the same time, in a deal worth close to $20 million.Just streets away, also in Sunshine Beach, former tennis star Pat Rafter’s beachfront home sold for $15.2 million to Betty’s Burger founder David Hales. PAT RAFTER LOSES MILLIONS IN SUNSHINE BEACH DEAL This house at 52 Union St, Clayfield, recently sold for $2.145m at auction – the highest price paid for a home on a 685 sqm block in the suburb.It’s been a good year for Brisbane’s high-end apartment sector too, with demand stronger than ever despite concerns about oversupply in the inner-city markets, according to Place Estate Agents Kangaroo Point director Simon Caulfield.“I’ve settled in excess of $50 million (worth of property) and they’re all apartments,” Mr Caulfield said.“I don’t think I’ve had this big a start to a year in my 10 years of selling real estate.”A good example is the sale of an apartment with stunning river views at 5/81 Moray St, New Farm, which sold for $6.5 million in March. This house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, has sold for $11.2m. Picture: realestate.com.au. This property at 312 Teewah Beach Rd, Noosa North Shore, sold for $10.75m. This amazing home at 34 Mullens St, Hamilton, was one of the biggest sales in Brisbane in 2017/18.THEY’RE jawdropping, dripping in luxury features and sell for more money than most people can dream of.The top home sales of 2017/18 include an array of waterfront residences and mega mansions from the old money enclave of Hamilton and the trendy streets of New Farm and Teneriffe, to the glitz of the Gold Coast and the laid-back luxury of Noosa.Players at the prestige end of Brisbane’s property market are hailing 2017/18 as one of the best in years, reporting more sales around the $4 million mark than ever before. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Prestige real estate agents say demand from interstate migrants has ramped up in the past 12 months as Sydney and Melbourne homeowners sell up and cash in on the river city’s affordability.In some cases, buyers have even been throwing money at homes to have them taken off the market to eliminate competition.The really big money was spent on waterfront properties on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, with only one sale in Brisbane eclipsing the $10 million mark last financial year.The biggest reported sale in Queensland’s southeast was an absolute beachfront estate in idyllic Sunshine Beach for $18 million. Pat Rafter and his wife Lara Feltham pocketed $15.2m for the sale of their Sunshine Beach home. Photo: Graham Denholm/Getty Images.Prestige agent Adrian Reed of Dowling & Neylan Real Estate in Noosa Heads said he had noticed an increase in demand for property in the area from southern states and expats.“We honestly believe there’s more scope to test the limits (of the market),” Mr Reed told The Courier-Mail. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenLiz Tilley’s prestige property wrap 06:36 “The end game is that records will continue to be broken in Noosa because some of the best property hasn’t been released yet.”Mr Reed sold a beachfront home at 312 Teewah Beach Rd, Noosa North Shore, for $10.75 million in November. This house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, has sold for $11.2m. Picture: realestate.com.au.The biggest sale on the Gold Coast in 2017/18 was a waterfront property in Hope Island, which sold offmarket for $16.75 million to a Vietnamese businessman.Close at its heels was the sale of a stunning, beachfront property in exclusive Hedges Avenue in Mermaid Beach for $16.5 million. The home of former tennis player Pat Rafter at 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach. This house at 22-24 Ascot Street, Ascot, sold for $4.25m after just two days on the market.Christine Rudolph of Ray White New Farm said she had noticed an increase in buyers prepared to pay $4 million or more for a home.“We’ve definitely noticed a lot of these professional buyers would rather pay a premium for a finished product because they’re time poor and they really don’t want to go through project managing a renovation,” Ms Rudolph said.“That mid 30s to early 40s demographic is the prime demographic driving that $4 million price point at the moment, and they’re looking more at a long-term investment — somewhere they will settle for the next 20 years with their family.”Ms Rudolph recently sold a five-bedroom house on 685 sqm in Clayfield to a Sydney buyer who paid $2.145 million for it under the hammer — the highest price ever paid for a block of that size in the suburb.“That sale is proof that discerning buyers will continue to pay a premium for a quality product,” she said.“We’re continuing to see a strong trend in Brisbane with interstate migration and we’ve noticed an increase in both CEOs and CFOs with larger companies relocating to Brisbane. “One of the big benefits for them is that they can continue to operate on a global spehere out of Brisbane, but their preference is to move their families to Brisbane where the lifestyle is easy, schools are less expensive and they like to have that flexibility to be able to commute.” Inside the extravagant mansion at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.Another high-profile figure was involved in the sale of the Fig Tree Pocket home of the founder of the collapsed Linc Energy, Peter Bond, earlier this year.Former federal politician and billionaire businessman Clive Palmer paid $7.5 million for the property at 36 Needham Street in one of the biggest sales of the year in Brisbane. This home at 187-191 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, sold for $16.5m. The view from the apartment at 5/81 Moray St, New Farm. Clive Palmer paid $7.5 million for a house in Brisbane this year. Picture: Kym Smith. Clive Palmer bought this property at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket. This mansion at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, sold for $18m.The sale of the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom property at 21-23 Webb Road set a new record for the entire Sunshine Coast region when it was bought in March by David Russell, owner of private equity group Equis Energy. DREAM LIFESTYLE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH Inside the home at 312 Teewah Beach Rd, Noosa North Shore.And only a month ago, a 1950s style beach house sold for an eye-watering $11.2 million in an offmarket deal to a cashed-up Melbourne-based buyer.The sale price came as a shock to some given the property at 5 Allambi Rise in exclusive Little Cove last sold for $5.75 million only three years ago, showing the appetite from interstate migrants for premium real estate in Queensland. NOOSA BEACH HOUSE SELLS FOR $11.2M The former home of Christopher Skase at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton, sold for more than $10m.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago This apartment at 5/81 Moray St, New Farm, sold for $6.5m.Knight Frank Australia head of residential research Michelle Ciesielski told The Courier-Mail Brisbane’s premium market was benefiting from the growing demand from downsizers looking for easy-to-maintain homes.“Demand for truly exceptional properties in sought-after positions have outweighed the supply coming to the Brisbane market, including new builds,” she said.“Retirees continue to downsize and look for properties that offer high security while they travel abroad and low maintenance living with an array of amenities, including technology.”But the best could be yet to come, with a number of Brisbane properties tipped to surpass the $10 million mark.A luxury residence built into the side of a hill at 10 Morgan St, Ascot, is tipped to change hands for more than $14 million — when the right buyer comes along.The four-storey home in an ultra private location boasts some of the best uninterrupted views in the suburb.Another home with the potential to fetch big dollars if it sells is ‘Cintra House’ at 23 Boyd St, Bowen Hills, which is one of Brisbane’s oldest and most prestigious homes. Cintra House at 23 Boyd St, Bowen Hills, is for sale.10 BIGGEST SALES IN BRISBANE IN 2017/18 Sale date Address Sale price 1. Mar, 2018 27 Sutherland Ave, Ascot $11m 2. Feb, 2018 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton $10.138m3. Sep, 2017 128 Crosby Rd, Ascot $8.8m4. Jan, 2018 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket $7.5m5. Mar, 2018 1a Eldernell Tce, Hamilton $7.25m6. March, 2018 5/81 Moray St, New Farm $6.5m7. Nov, 2017 34 Mullens St, Hamilton $5.975m8. Nov, 2017 68 Molonga Tce, Graceville $5.65m9. March, 2018 53 Macquarie St, Teneriffe $5.236m10. Feb, 2018 37 Macquarie St, Teneriffe $5.1m Source: Realestate.com.au (Includes only properties where sale prices were revealed or previously reported. Excludes residential land, rural properties and multiple dwelling properties).10 BIGGEST SALES IN SOUTHEAST QLD IN 2017/18 Sale date Address Sale price 1. Mar, 2018 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach $18m2. Jul, 2017 2620-2622 Virginia Dr, Hope Island $16.75m3. Sep, 2017 187-191 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach $16.5m4. Mar, 2018 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach $15.2m5. Jun, 2018 103-105 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach $11.6m6. May, 2018 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads $11.2m7. Mar, 2018 27 Sutherland Ave, Ascot $11m 8. Nov, 2017 312 Teewah Beach Rd, Noosa North Shore $10.75m9. Jan, 2018 29-31 Wyuna Dr, Noosaville $10.301m10. Feb, 2018 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton $10.138mSource: Realestate.com.au. (Includes only properties where sale prices were revealed or previously reported. Excludes residential land, rural properties and multiple dwelling properties).last_img read more

  • Gallery: Crestwing’s wave device taking shape

    first_img<br />(Photos by Crestwing)Danish wave energy developer Crestwing is making progress with the assembly of its Tordenskiold prototype wave energy device ahead of planned deployment this October.The Tordenskiold prototype device is 30 meters long, 7.5 meters wind with the height of 2.5 meters.It’s hull has been designed as that of a ship, while the device falls under the attenuator type of floating wave energy devices which operate parallel to the wave direction.These devices capture energy from the relative motion of their two arms as the wave passes them.According to Crestwing’s experimental data, the device is capable of producing around 1 million kWh of energy yearly energy extracted from the seas around Denmark. However, when the size of a wave is doubled, the energy in the wave is not merely doubled, but instead multiplied by a factor of 11, the Danish developer said.This means that Crestwing’s devices made for seas with waves twice as large as those found around Denmark, could reach an energy production of 11 million kW, Crestwing said on Indiegogo platform where it is currently running a crowdfunding campaign to support the demonstration of the Tordenskiold device.Crestwing is looking to raise €45,000 until October 20, 2017, when the campaign closes – having secured a little under €4,500 so far.The deployment of Tordenskiold prototype will serve to prove the survivability and power conversion technology of the device.last_img read more

  • Dominica joins OECS countries on decent work programme

    first_img Share LocalNews Dominica joins OECS countries on decent work programme by: – March 10, 2011 Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img ROSEAU, Dominica, Thursday March 10, 2011 – Representatives of government agencies, the employer’s federation and trade unions have begun work on putting together a Decent Work Country Programme for Dominica with the assistance of a team of officials from the international labour organisation (ILO). Dominica is the last of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) countries to embark on such a programme.And in moving forward with the implementation of this programme a workshop was hosted this week – an event that Labour Commissioner Matthew LeBlanc said was timely. “It is a very important venture and this is something that is taking place throughout the region. Most of the CARICOM countries are already on board. We are now doing this workshop to develop a Country Work Programme which will provide guidelines and recommendations,” he said.“We will identify priority areas where we need to review and make recommendations to Government for certain legislative amendments and identify new areas where we can all work with one common objective; that is, enabling the correct environment for the creation of employment, the protection of the workers’ rights at work, to strengthen social protection and to promote social dialogue. This is extremely important for us for industrial relations in Dominica, not only for the dignity of man but for the stability of the family and for economic and social development. It is absolutely important.”The decent work programme agenda has received worldwide support as a developmental tool to achieve social justice and economic progress. Director of the Caribbean ILO office based in Trinidad, Dr. Ana Theresa Romero, said the decent work agenda has four overarching priorities which were selected by the constituents of the OECS region. These priorities include creating jobs, guaranteeing rights at work, extending social protection and promoting social dialogue.“The first has to do with the review and the updating of national labour laws. You may have pieces of legislation that have been on the books for quite some time. The labour market situation has changed and if you need to bring these into line with international labour standards and CARICOM model laws, then through this process, we will identify which pieces of legislation require revision and updating. ILO will provide technical advice and support for carrying this out,” she explained. “The second area has to do with strengthening the labour market information system. This is to enable employers as well as workers and certainly the Government to know where you have a demand for certain types of skills, certain types of expertise and skills so that when one is doing planning whether it is for training or entering into a business or for attracting foreign investment, you will have an idea of the kind of skill sets that you need and where in the labour market one will be able to access some of these resources.”The third area has to do with finding the appropriate work place responses for dealing with HIV and AIDS. “That has to do with the use of the workplace as an entry point for reaching people with the message with respect to prevention, core support and most importantly, avoiding stigma and discrimination against persons based on real or perceived ideas that they may have HIV,” Dr. Romero explained. The fourth area will deal with strengthening the capacity of the labour ministry and workers to ensure that workers can engage in meaningful dialogue on economic and social issues.Dr. Romero says those four areas are not unique to Dominica but will be adopted by all OECS member territories.Dominica is the last of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) countries to embark on such a programme.Source: Caribbean 360 News 38 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

  • Balasan bans people from towns with COVID

    first_imgThis is a “precautionary measure,” according to Mayor Manuel Ganzon. “DOH Western Visayas released Regional Case Bulletin No. 128 on Aug. 2, 2020 showing the province with 89 total cases of COVID-19, 30 of which are considered active,” read part of Ganzon’s EO. * government officials and personnel travelling in the performance of their functions * healthcare workers and medical personnel ILOILO – The municipality of Balasan has closed its borders to travelers from towns with local transmissions of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). * 3rd District – Lambunao, Pototan, Badiangan, Bingawan * 2nd District – Pavia, Alimodian, Zarraga, Santa Barbara, New Lucena * frontline and humanitarian service workers * returning locally stranded individuals and returning overseas Filipinos upon coordination with the local government unit, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and the provincial government The travel restriction took effect yesterday morning. Ganzon’s Executive Order (EO) 2020-08-072 imposing the travel restriction did not specify the towns with local COVID-19 cases. A check with the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6, however, showed the following towns having local transmissions (as of July 23, 2020):center_img * 5th District – Batad Vulnerable segments of Balasan’s population have been told, too, not to go out of their houses. These are the senior citizens (above 60 years old), youngsters (below 21 years old), pregnant women, and persons who are immuno-compromised. These cases, and specifically the local transmissions, according to Ganzon, “signal(ed) the need for the municipality, through its local interagency task force, to take precautionary measures in addressing the current health emergency.” * persons providing frontline services, accompanying crew and driver of common carriers/transport vehicles (delivery trucks conducting commerce and trade in agriculture, fishing and marine services), those in scientific and academic pursuits and other basic essentials * 1st District – Guimbal, Igbaras, Oton, San Joaquin, Miag-ao Only the following are exempted from the Balasan travel ban: * 4th District – Dumangas, Barotac Nuevo, Banate, Anilao, Dueñas The people of Balasan are also prohibited from going to these towns. But even these authorized personnel have requirements to fulfill: valid identification card showing proof of residence; certification from the punong barangay certifying that the person is not in the barangay’s list of COVID confirmed, probable, or suspected cases; and certificate of employment (for those working outside the municipality)./PNlast_img read more

  • Messi facing a losing battle against Cristiano Ronaldo

    first_imgOver in Italy, Cristiano Ronaldo has proved his longevity at the top.The Portuguese international will be 37 by the time his contract at Juventus expires in June 2022 and, given his commitment to keeping in peak condition, you’d imagine that he could play for a while longer after that.It’s unknown how long Messi will want to or even be able to carry on playing at the highest level, although his performances in recent seasons suggest that it could be a while yet. Read Also: Haaland sends Ronaldo, Messi’s goal stats to archivesInstead of staying at one of the top clubs in Europe, the Argentine could decide to wind down in a league like MLS, where his body wouldn’t have as much strain.In any case, every football fan will be hoping he can continue playing like he is currently until he reaches the ages of 36 or 37.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Zodiac Signs Reimagined As Women Look Incredible9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Artcenter_img Although he hasn’t confirmed whether he’ll stay at Barcelona long term, he has indicated that his career isn’t coming to an end just yet. There are doubts over how long Messi will want to keep playing for a club like Barcelona, where the demands are at their highest all the time. Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi will turn 33 on June 24. It’s at that age when many footballers begin to make plans to retire, but that doesn’t seem the case for the Argentine.Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Dana Mae Offill – West Harrison

    first_imgThose surviving who will cherish Dana’s memory include her husband of 46 years, Kenneth “Blue” Offill; one daughter, Michelle (Mark) Riley of West Harrison; one son, Travis (Jessica) Offill of West Harrison; six grandchildren, Brent Riley, Kennidy Riley, Dana Riley, Joc Riley, Emma Offill, and Charlie Offill all of West Harrison; two great-grandchildren, Emerson Riley and London Davis; one brother, Ronnie (Sharon) King; one sister-in-law, Debbie King; and numerous nieces and nephews in addition to many other special family members and friends.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, David King. Dana Mae Offill, of West Harrison, was born on August 31, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio, a daughter to Charles and Zelma Hall King.  On February 10, 1973, she married the love of her life, Kenneth “Blue” Offill, and from this union they raised two beautiful children.  Dana worked at Sperry and Rice Manufacturing in Brookville for over 40 years.  She enjoyed working and picked up overtime as much as she could.  Dana had a love for cooking big spreads of food for her family and friends, watching Hallmark movies, catching up on small talk, going for gator rides, and spending time with all of her loved ones, especially her grandchildren.  Her family meant the world to her.  On Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the age of 63, Dana passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her closest family and friends. Cremation was chosen by the family and a gathering of fellowship will be held at the New Trenton Volunteer Fire Department Hall on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 5 p.m.  In lieu of flowers Dana requested visitors to bring their favorite covered dish.  Memorial contributions can be directed to the Drewersburg Cemetery Preservation Endowment through the Franklin County Community Foundation, 527 Main Street, Brookville, Indiana 47012.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave personal memories, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Dana Offill.last_img read more

  • Syracuse announces Class of 2015 recruiting class

    first_img Published on May 19, 2015 at 6:08 pm Contact Michael: mdburk01@syr.edu Syracuse has completed its 2015 recruiting class by adding five more players, head coach Phil Wheddon announced Tuesday in a release on Cuse.com.Annette Cappellino, Grace Dickey, Drina Domic, Jacqui Kane, and Maddie Pack will join Eva Gourdeau and Hannah Specht in the Orange’s Class of 2015.Cappellino and Kane are both goalkeepers and are each transferring to SU — Cappellino from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Kane from University of Pacific as a graduate transfer. Dickey, who will graduate from Strath Haven (Pennsylvania) High School in 2015, will play midfield for Syracuse. Wheddon indicated that Domic, who played at Bishop Carroll (Alberta, Canada) High School, and Pack, who played at Our Lady of Good Counsel (Maryland) High School, will each play defense.“Drina and Maddie will be fantastic options for us at the back and Grace will strengthen our midfield corps,” Wheddon said in the release. “We are excited to have these players on the field in the fall and expanding our SU Women’s Soccer family.” Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more