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  • Blue Lagoon increases workers’ incomes by an average of 8,85%

    first_imgBLUE LAGOON INVESTS HRK 298 MILLION NEXT YEAR In addition to the salary, the impact of the amended Tariff Annex and the increase in rewards leads to an average increase in net income of 8,85 percent annually.  Plava Laguna is one of the few companies that has recognized the importance of seasonal workers, so allowances from 900 to 1170 kuna are paid in the months when the largest number of employees, or at the time when the intensity of work is greatest: June, July, August and September. while in October workers are paid holiday pay, and in December Christmas bonuses in the maximum non-taxable amount of HRK 2.500,00, or seasonal workers in proportion.  Namely, with salaries for May, June, July and August, employees will be paid an additional non-taxable reward for work results in the total amount of HRK 3848 divided into four calendar months. Also, the Christmas bonus, as before, continues to be paid in the maximum non-taxable amount of HRK 2500, and the holiday pay will remain as taxable as before, ie it will amount to HRK 70,00 gross per day of vacation.  In addition, this year, Plava Laguna paid its employees a Christmas bonus and a non-taxable award for work results achieved in 2018 in the total amount of HRK 3000 (HRK 2500 + 500), as well as a gift for a child up to 15 years of age and a gift voucher. from 600 kn. This year, Plava Laguna was the first in the environment to agree with the social partners on better conditions for its workers for 2019. center_img RELATED NEWS: Thus, for all workers of the Blue Lagoon from 1.5. In 2019, the basic salary will be increased by 2 percent, and for workers in operations through amendments to the Tariff Annex, an additional 2,14 percent in the first months of the new year. Furthermore, the reward for all workers for work in the seasonal months is increased by as much as 3109 kuna.  “The collective agreement of Plava Laguna has so far been the best in this activity not only in the region but also beyond, with a high level of contracted material rights of workers. Amendments to tax regulations that allow the payment of additional non-taxable rewards were the motive of the social partners to further improve the material rights of workers. “ Marina Cvitić, President of the Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia, points out and adds that they are convinced that the workers will be satisfied and that they will recognize the positive effects of the agreement between the trade union and the Management in Plava Laguna. In December, employed workers are also entitled to a gift in kind of HRK 600,00, and a gift to a child in the maximum non-taxable amount of HRK 600,00. So from June until the end of the year, almost every month, all workers receive additional rewards in addition to their salary. last_img read more

  • …while REStQ loses out in City deal

    first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

  • US layoffs surpass 38.6 million as lawmakers debate stimulus

    first_imgInitial claims for unemployment benefits appeared to have passed the peak hit in late March, but economists say the real picture on joblessness is likely worse than the figures indicate since many people do not quality for traditional aid.”The dramatic spike in unemployment claims is trending down, but it still completely overshadows any precedent,” Kate Bahn, director of Labor Market Policy at the Center for Equitable Growth, said on Twitter, noting that the latest number was three times higher than the record prior to the pandemic.Democrats in Congress are calling for the Republican-controlled Senate to pass a $3.3 trillion spending measure approved by the House of Representatives last week to revitalize the economy, but President Donald Trump’s administration has rejected the bill.The coronavirus pandemic has killed 93,406 people in the US and infected nearly 1.6 million others, according to John Hopkins University, despite widespread business shutdowns from mid-March to stop the virus’s spread. Job losses in the United States are slowing but totaled an unheard-of 38.6 million since the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns began, while officials debate what additional steps will be needed to rescue the beleaguered economy.Another 2.43 million Americans were put out of work last week, fewer than the previous week but still among the highest figures on record, according to the latest Labor Department data Thursday.Meanwhile, other reports showed US housing sales collapsed last month, and manufacturing continues to decline. Home sales plunge Adding to the building picture of the damage, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) said existing home sales — a key sector in the world’s largest economy — plummeted in April, the first full month the lockdowns were in effect.But realtors and economists are optimistic they will pick up quickly as the economy reopens due to very low borrowing rates.Sales plunged 17.8 percent last month, dropping in all parts of the country, with sales in western states hit hardest, falling 25 percent compared to March.NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said home sales have been “temporarily disrupted” by the pandemic but pointed to a year-on-year price increase of 7.4 percent as evidence that “listings that are on the market are still attracting buyers.”The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank monthly report released Thursday showed a slight improvement in manufacturing activity in the region, though it was rebounding from a 40-year low in April. Partisan split Weekly jobless claims declined but they remain well above any week during the 2008 global financial crisis and more in line with job losses in the Great Depression last century.”Forget the idea that they are coming down. If anyone thinks that 2.5 million new claims is anything but disastrous, they are deluding themselves,” economist Joel Naroff said, warning that the economy is seeing a second round of layoffs.And the number does not include the 2.22 million people in the week ended May 2 who applied for a federal program aimed at contractors and self-employed workers who would not normally qualify for traditional benefits.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed to approve the Heroes Act that includes $1 trillion for state and local governments, another round of cash disbursements to hard-hit American families, funds for hospitals, hazard pay for health workers, and relief for devastated small businesses — measures many economists have been calling for.But US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, though acknowledging a “strong likelihood” additional aid will be needed, rejected Pelosi’s effort as “obviously” partisan, and saying officials will need to take some time to consider the next steps.Pelosi fired back at Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, for dragging their feet.”Instead of telling laid-off workers to pause, Leader McConnell and the Senate GOP need to come to the negotiating table to help deliver the relief to protect lives and livelihoods.” Topics :last_img read more

  • Iconic Buderim unit site set to marry old with new

    first_imgKen Guy Buderim principal and marketing agent Danny Redman said the new development would be built on the Buderim Motor Inn site, which was a popular spot to get married in the 1980s. PALMVIEW’S LARGEST MASTERPLANNED COMMUNITY AHEAD OF SCHEDULE OVER 50S RESORT BRINGS THE CARIBBEAN TO THE SUNSHINE COAST UNSURPASSED LUXURY ON THE CARDS FOR MAROOCHYDORE “It’s quite an iconic landmark that was for probably 30 or 35 years a motel site,” Mr Redman said.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“It had accommodation and beautiful landscaped gardens and a restaurant, so if you wanted to get married, you could get married, have your reception there and if you enjoyed yourself too much you could accommodate yourself there on the day,” Mr Redman said. Buderim Central will feature 32 new townhouses all built with state-of-the-art materials and innovative finishes.A new townhouse project has launched on the Sunshine Coast, bringing 32 three-bedroom townhouses to Buderim. Prices start at $565,000 for a three-bedroom townhouse.“We identify them as investors primarily and a lot of them I believe will take up residents because that’s what they’re used to living in other states, but at a far greater value.” Buderim Central was architecturally designed by accomplished Brisbane architect, Paul Butterworth.center_img The site is within easy walking distance to local shops, restaurants, schools and entertainment areas.The agency had the property on the market in 2015, and it had attracted a lot of interest from interstate and local investors who wanted to buy it as a premium residential project.“The owner decided to retain the site and look for some suitable joint venture partners, and that’s how this all evolved,” Mr Redman said. Vynara Pty Ltd will develop Buderim Central.“A very accomplished Brisbane architect, Paul Butterworth, became engaged and he answered the brief perfectly well and understood our market place and lifestyle and he created this design for Buderim Central.“It’s not just Buderim Central to Buderim, it’s Buderim Central for the central Sunshine Coast, it’s quite an interesting geographical demographic. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON TWITTER<< “We’ve only just launched in the last couple of days and … the interest has been quite overwhelming, because it ticks those boxes, you can buy a three bedroom premium level, specifically ownhouse for under $600,000. “We expect a lot of those buyers will be from interstate and they might be interim investors, but long-term residents.last_img read more

  • Toilet paper not the only thing on Aussie wishlists, homes are too

    first_imgCommonwealth Bank chief economist Michael Blythe said the rise in house prices was also having a positive impact on motor vehicle spending intentions.“Home buying intentions are running at an elevated pace at the top end of the historical range,” he said in the latest HSI update.“But,” he added, “the period of rapid acceleration appears to be over. RBA rate cuts in March and probably again later this week would be expected to support buying intentions despite the current uncertainties.”The area that was seeing a rise was vehicle spending intentions, which turned up in late 2019, and continued through January and February. “It is reasonable to attribute this lift to the turn in house prices that is now boosting household wealth. As noted previously, this trend is significant because RBA research has revealed vehicle spending as the most sensitive to changes in wealth.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago“A positive “wealth effect” could eventually spillover to other areas of consumer activity. It is one of the few positives in the consumer story given the ongoing weakness in fundamental drivers like household income.”The twin hits of bushfires and coronavirus were impacting tourism and education, he said.“The emerging consensus is that the bushfires probably knocked 0.2ppts off economic growth over Q4/Q1. And the virus could take a further 0.5ppts out of Q1.”He said the two sectors made up 5 per cent of GDP and 7 per cent of jobs.“HSI readings for the early months of 2020 show reason for concern: Travel spending intentions moved sharply lower in January/February and are now running at the lowest pace over the life of the series. Education spending intentions remain in positive territory but the rate of growth has slowed sharply in recent months.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER Cheapest mortgages in history for Aussie homeowners Home buying intentions remain at elevated levels, according to the latest CBA Household Spending Intentions survey.Toilet paper might seem to have been top of Aussie wishlists of late, but a new survey has found homes still are too despite coronavirus.The latest Big Four bank survey of household spending intentions out Tuesday found that home buying continued to sit high on the spending intentions list, even though most other areas were down. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 MORE: Save the world in your backyard Hands free homebuying, gloves set to be the normlast_img read more

  • Colorado marijuana’s potency getting ‘higher’

    first_imgCNN News 21 October 2016Family First Comment: “In the early 1990s, the average THC content in confiscated cannabis samples was roughly 3.7% for marijuana,” according to the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse. “In 2013, it was 9.6%.” Another study that analyzed samples from pot seized by the US Drug Enforcement Administration from 1995 to 2014 also showed an increase in potency of “illicit cannabis plant material” from 4% THC content in 1995 to 12% in 2014, which is still far below what marijuana testing facilities are finding in Colorado and other states where recreational marijuana is sold.THC percentages getting ‘higher’In 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, with Colorado implementing it first. There are currently no regulations in Colorado limiting THC levels.Earlier this year, some Colorado state legislators proposed an amendment to limit THC to 16% in marijuana and marijuana products sold in the state. Proponents expressed concerns about the effects of THC on adolescent brains, among other health and safety issues.But their effort to set a THC-limit failed to get enough support. Marijuana industry insiders say setting a limit could fuel the black market. Williams likened it to the end of prohibition of alcohol.“Those types of actions would be similar to saying we can’t have alcohol on the shelf other than beer, and people who don’t like beer, that want spirits, that want wine, are going to have to make it themselves,” Williams said.Colorado state regulators do require recreational marijuana be tested for potency at third-party state licensed laboratories for labeling.“The biggest issue is protecting the public’s health and safety and making sure this industry is based on sound accurate science,” said JJ Slatkin, director of business development at TEQ Analytical Laboratories.TEQ has tested more than 100 different strains from more than two dozen clients, Slatkin said. His lab tests marijuana flower, concentrates and pot-infused products such as edibles.While the tests measure potency of five different cannabinoids or components of the plant, THC is the cannabinoid connected to making people feel “high.”Slatkin pulled up a recent test report showing a flower with about 32% total THC, acknowledging that it’s one of the highest THC levels he had seen in tests at TEQ. CMT Laboratories, another state-licensed testing facility, reported test results with THC content as high as 28%.In states where marijuana is still illegal, “they’re only growing or getting access to kind of low-grade marijuana,” said Franson.“In the early 1990s, the average THC content in confiscated cannabis samples was roughly 3.7% for marijuana,” according to the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse. “In 2013, it was 9.6%.”Another study that analyzed samples from pot seized by the US Drug Enforcement Administration from 1995 to 2014 also showed an increase in potency of “illicit cannabis plant material” from 4% THC content in 1995 to 12% in 2014, which is still far below what marijuana testing facilities are finding in Colorado and other states where recreational marijuana is sold.Taking a health tollThese increasingly potent strains hit inexperienced users hard.Data analyzed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (PDF) found that emergency room visits for marijuana-related incidents increased 29% from the years just before commercialization to 2014 through mid-2015.Another study found that for Colorado residents, marijuana-related ER visits rose from 70 per 10,000 in 2012 to 101 per 10,000 in 2014 — a 44% increase.READ MORE: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/21/health/colorado-marijuana-potency-above-national-average/index.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

  • UWP writes to PM Skerrit… “Make $2.5 million available for voter ID Cards”.

    first_img Sharing is caring! 17 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews UWP writes to PM Skerrit… “Make $2.5 million available for voter ID Cards”. by: – July 26, 2011 In photo: Mr. Eddison James. Photo credit: uwpdm.dmThe Opposition United Workers Party has written a letter to Prime Minister Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, asking that $2.5 million dollars be made available to the Electoral Commission to introduce Voter ID Cards in Dominica.The UWP has been advocating for the introduction of the cards following the 2009 general elections-a process that they deemed was plagued with bribery and fraudulent activities.Opposition leader Honourable Hector John told a UWP press conference yesterday that the matter must be dealt with urgently.He says the UWP will continue to push for voter ID cards for Dominica until its successful implementation.“The UWP stand in solidarity with the electoral commission, the OAS election observer mission which have been consistent with the message of the UWP, calling for ID Cards for voting. We will keep this mater in the public domain until we have successful implementation,” he said.John said the UWP have also met with the Electoral Commission in that regard.“We have met with the Electoral Commission and we have raised our concern with them. Concerns that have been advocating in the public domain. We called on them to inform the public on some of the matters,” he said.Meantime, the Prime Minister indicated earlier this year that a National ID Card would be the preferred option for Dominica and money has been allocated for the implementation of National ID Cards.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

  • Kenya’s COVID-19 infections hit 29,849 after 515 test positive

    first_imgThe distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 251, Kitui41,Kiambu33, Kericho23, Kisii19Bomet 19,Nakuru18,Homabay16, Laikipia12, Murang’a11, Migori10, Nyeri9, Uasin-Gishu 8Kajiado8, Mombasa7, Lamu5, Narok4,Busia4, Embu 3, Machakos3, Nandi3, Nyandarua3,Wajir3, and Kakamega2.The cases are distributed in sub Counties as follows; in Nairobi, the 414 cases are in Makadara 28,Westlands 27,Starehe 24, Kasarani 18,Lang’ata 18,Embakasi West 16,Also Read  Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve ParliamentDagoretti North 15, Embakasi East 13,Kamukunji12, Dagoretti South and Embakasi South have 11 cases each   while Embakasi Central, Embakasi North,Kibra and Ruaraka have 10 cases each. Mathare, andRoysambu have 9 cases each.In Kitui, the 4 1 cases are all in Kitui Central.In Kiambu, the 33 cases are in; Thika 10,Kiambu Town 6, Juja, Kabete,and Lari have 3 cases each. Gatundu South 2,Gatundu North,Githunguri, Kiambaa, Kikuyu, Limuru and Ruiru have 1 case each.In Kericho, the 23 cases are in; Ainamoi23 and Kipkelion East 1 while in Kisii, the19 cases are in; KitutuChacheSouth 18 and BomachogeBorabu1case. In Bomet, the 19 cases are all in Bomet East.Nakuru’s18 cases are in; Nakuru West 11, Nakuru East 3, Naivasha 2, Joro and Rogai have 1 case each.In Homabay, the 16 cases are all in Homabay Town.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 98 new cases, 62 recoveries, 2 deathsIn Laikipia, the 12 cases are in; Laikipia East 8 and Laikipia West 4 while in Murang’a, the 11 cases are in; Kiharu5,Kandara4, and Mathioya2.In Migori, the 10 caes are in; Kuria West 8,Rogo and Suna East have 1 case each.  Nyeri, the 9 cases are in; are Nyeri Central 7,Mathira and Mukurweini have 1 case each.In Uasin-Gishu the 8 cases are in Ainabkoi 5, Turbo 2, and Kapseret 1 case. In Kajiado, the 8 cases are; are in Kajiado North 5 and Kajiado East 3.In Mombasa, the 7 cases are in; Kisauni and Nyali have cases eachwhile Changamwe, Jomvu, and Mvita have 1 case eachIn Lamu, the 5 cases are in; Lamu East 4 and Lamu West 1 while in Narok, the cases are in Trans- Mara West 3, and Narok North 1.  Busia’s 4 cases are in Teso South 2,Matayos and Teso North have 1 case each.Also Read  Noordin Haji reorganizes ODPP in renewed war on graftIn Embu, the 3 cases are in; Manyatta2, and Mbeere South 1.  In Machakos, all the 3 cases are in Athi River while in Nandi the 3 cases are all in Emgwen.In Nyandarua, the 3 cases are in; Ol-Kalou2 and Kinangop1. Wajir’s3 cases are all in Wajir East and Kakamega the 2 cases are in Butere and Malava1 case each.,She noted that 672 patients have recovered from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries to 15, 970 so far.65 were from various facilities and 607 from home-based care programme. I thank our healthcare workers for this great achievement.Seven more patients succumbed to the virus, bringing our fatalities to 472. Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi says the country has recorded 515 new COVID-19 cases, raising the country’s total to 29,849.Addressing journalists at Afya House Nairobi Saturday, Dr. Mwangangi said the new cases are from 6,353 samples tested in the last 24 hours.This brings the Country’s cumulative numbers of those tested to 387, 670. In terms of gender, 316 were male and 199 were female. The youngest case is an 8 months infant, while the oldest is 92 years old.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more

  • Lambert defends Villa discipline

    first_img Relegation-threatened Villa have accumulated 64 bookings and two red cards during the current campaign. Midfielder Fabian Delph became the first Premier League player to have to serve a two game ban for 10 bookings and right-back Matt Lowton is one yellow card away from facing the same punishment. He said: “I’m a little bit surprised we are bottom (of the fair play table). Because we’re a young side, sometimes our enthusiasm overrides things. If the referee decides to wave the yellow card, you have to run with it.” Paul Lambert insists Aston Villa are not a dirty side despite being bottom of the fair play table ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool at Villa Park. Lambert added: “Are Villa a dirty side? Are you kidding. We’ve got one player over six feet tall. The rest are three feet, nine inches! “We are not the biggest team but we will certainly stand up to things.” Lambert will not attempt to try and change Lowton’s approach and has been delighted with his overall form. He said: “Matty will get a couple of games (suspension) if he gets booked but he has been excellent for us. “He started the season brilliantly, had a little dip along with everyone else, and over the last few months he has been back to what he was doing at the start. “You can’t curtail somebody’s approach. That’s the way he plays the game so you can’t curtail it. “You don’t want him missing through a ban but I’d rather him make a challenge than not and if he has to take the consequences, he has to take it. We’ve other people there to come back in if that happens.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Cardiff sack Moody, back Mackay

    first_img Tan said in a statement released on Friday afternoon: “I have every faith in Malky and his team to lead us through the challenges of the Premier League. I have supported him in the past and will do so in the future for many years to come. “I would say to all Cardiff City fans and everyone connected to the club, let us look forward to the future and remain united in our support of the team.” Press Association Cardiff owner Vincent Tan has reiterated his support for manager Malky Mackay as the Barclays Premier League club confirmed the departure of Iain Moody as their head of recruitment.center_img The south Wales side also announced that 23-year-old Kazakhstani Alisher Apsalyamov has been appointed as the acting head of recruitment on an interim basis. The loss of Moody had placed Mackay’s position under scrutiny but Press Association Sport understands the Scot has no intention of resigning, and the club have denied reports Mackay was asked to leave his post. last_img read more