NCR Nigeria Plc (NCR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about NCR Nigeria Plc (NCR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NCR Nigeria Plc (NCR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NCR Nigeria Plc (NCR.ng) 2005 annual report.Company ProfileNCR (Nigeria) Plc is a technology company in Nigeria providing integrated technology solutions and after-sales support to the business sectors. The company’s business interests include a Financial Service Group, supplying equipment and hardware devices; World Customer Services, providing hardware and software installation and maintenance services; and System Media Services, for the sale of automated teller machines (ATMs) and media consumables which includes retail point of sales terminals, self-service kiosks, self-check in/out systems and computer consumables. The company offers support services to assist clients with designing, deploying and supporting its technology tools as well as offers services for third-part products. NCR (Nigeria) tailor-makes specific solutions for the financial services, retail, hospitality, travel, gaming, healthcare and entertainment sectors. NCR (Nigeria) is a subsidiary of NCR Corporation. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. NCR (Nigeria) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) 2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is a Mauritian company that specialises in the production of a comprehensive range of fertilisers for local and international customers. The company deals through several manufacturing and trading companies, supplying products and services that include, complex nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium (NPK) fertilizers, foliar and liquid fertilizers, basic and specialty chemicals for sugar, textile, paint and hotel industries, refrigerants, laboratory services, electrical, and household appliances, electronic equipment, and also commodities such as flour, tires, paper products and steel products. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd operates through its subsidiaries which include MCFI Ltd, Chemco Ltd, Bychemex Ltd, MCFI (Freeport) Ltd, Elcon Systentechnik Mauritius Ltd, Medigaz Ltd and MCFI-SFB Co. Ltd which is a joint venture between the Company and the Shenzen Shenfubao Group, China. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska Obituary, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Posted Aug 12, 2013 Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Felipe (Phillip L) Sanchez Paris, who was for a brief period acting director of elections for the City & County of San Francisco, died at home peacefully in his sleep July 31. Born in Gary, Indiana in 1941, he graduated from Georgetown University and the University of Southern California from which he received an M.A. in 1967 and a Ph.D. in 1973. The majority of his professional career was dedicated to facilitating multicultural education and equity in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. He was recognized as a “change agent” in executive and management circles and was utilized widely as a consultant in organizational behavior and change. In 1973, Paris became the State Title I Coordinator, Continuing Education and Community Service. This federally funded program essentially worked through the institutional members of the California Post Secondary Education Commission.He then moved on to become the executive director of the Multicultural Equity Division of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory in Portland, Oregon. This technical training and technical assistance center provided services to elementary and secondary school districts in the Pacific Basin and the Pacific Northwest. From 1982 until 2000 he served as a professor of public policy and administration at California State University, Bakersfield where he was also acting graduate studies dean.Paris was an active lay leader in the Episcopal Diocese of California and a member of St. Gregory of Nyssa Church on Potrero Hill. In 2010, he played a key role in planning the Bay Area interfaith commemorations of the martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. For several years he was a member of the board of Bayview Opera House, which he felt was a natural extension of his commitment to the equal access of all children to quality educational programs.Paris is survived by his husband, Otis Charles, the retired Episcopal bishop of Utah; two brothers Adrian and John and their spouses; nine children and their spouses; 11 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; numerous cousins in Almeria, Spain; and his San Francisco family and friends.There will be a Liturgy of Thanksgiving for the life of Felipe Sanchez Paris on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. at St, Gregory of Nyssa Church, 500 De Haro Street (at Mariposa), San Francisco. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Gregory of Nyssa Food Bank. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ People Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL RIP: Felipe Sanchez Paris Educational leader was married to former Utah bishop Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA
Tagged with: Localgiving small charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 £4,000 to be won in Localgiving Small Charity Week Challenge 171 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Localgiving has launched a competition to celebrate this year’s Small Charity Week, with £4,000 in prizes to be won.The Small Charity Week Challenge runs during Small Charity Week, between Monday 18 June and Sunday 24 June, and aims to highlight the wide-ranging causes that local charities and community groups support.During the campaign all Localgiving members will be placed into five leaderboards based on the primary cause they support. Throughout the week, all participants will be ranked on the leaderboard according to the number of unique online donors who sponsor them. At the end of the campaign £4,000 in prizes will be awarded to top five organisations on each leaderboard – with prizes ranging from £50 to £300.Chris Dormer, Head of Business Development at Localgiving, said:“Each year, Small Charity Week gives us an opportunity to celebrate the work of grassroots groups. Small, local charities are seldom given the credit they deserve for the incredible work they do. The range of services and support these groups provide is staggering – the aim of this campaign is to show just how varied and vital the work of our community based, and focused, groups really is.”More information on the competition is available on the Localgiving site. Local charities and community groups that wish to participate in the Small Charity Week Challenge can become Localgiving members in one working day. Membership gives groups access to the Localgiving donation platform, a full calendar of match funds and competitions, and a range of fundraising resources. Advertisement 170 total views, 1 views today Melanie May | 30 May 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. TCU Volleyball celebrates the comeback over West Virginia. Image courtesy of gofrogs.com Colin Post Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Facebook + posts Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Linkedin Previous articleInterdisciplinary Studies celebrates their public launchNext articleHoroscope: October 22, 2018 Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Linkedin Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award printTCU Volleyball celebrates the comeback over West Virginia. Image courtesy of gofrogs.comTCU volleyball stormed back after trailing 0-2 to defeat West Virginia 3-2 (18-25, 25-27, 25-21, 25-23, 15-7).The win broke the Frogs’ two-match losing streak and improved their Big 12 record to 4-4 at the end of the first half of conference play.“We’ve found our identity again,” said Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer. “Regardless of what happens in the next matches, we have an identity that we’re true to right now.”TCU looked lost in the opening set. West Virginia started on a 6-0 run and they never looked back. With a combined .000 hitting clip, the Frogs never looked in it, and the Mountaineers won easily 25-18.“I like the outcome of this game, but I really wasn’t pleased with the way we started; and I don’t think anyone on the team was, so we need to get better at that next match,” Kramer said.The lone bright spot in the set for TCU was outside hitter Allye Beth Deaton. The sophomore was starting in place of outside hitter élan McCall, who has missed the last three matches with a foot injury. Deaton tied for a set-high four kills in the first set. She would finish with 15 kills and 18 digs in the match.There is no report at this time as to when McCall will be able to return for TCU.The Frogs improved in the second set, starting the set on a 3-0 run to make it clear that they would not be run over. Led by outside hitter Anna Walsh, TCU played well offensively, out-hitting West Virginia .239 to .175.Walsh had 8 kills to go with a hitting clip of .375 in the set. She finished the match with a game-high 24 kills.The teams went back-and-forth, trading points for the majority of the set. After tying the score at 24, the Horned Frogs lost their momentum and fell 27-25 to go down 0-2 in the match.After this set, the volleyball team flipped the switch.Though the Mountaineers hung in the third set initially, the set was all TCU by the midway point. Going up by as much as seven at one point, they made it clear that their match deficit had not crushed their motivation and cruised to a 25-21 victory.Freshman middle blocker Katie Clark had four kills in the set, hitting .375 in the process. Clark finished the match with 13 kills, her fourth time with double-digit kills this season.Looking like a completely different team, the Horned Frogs started the fourth set with the same ferocity as the third. After a tied score of 8-8, TCU blew the set open with a 10-3 run and all but ensure a fifth set. Fending off two 3-0 runs by the Mountaineers, the team finished the set 25-23 to tie the match score at 2-2.Riding their momentum, the Horned Frogs looked unstoppable in the fifth set. They were helped by the savviness of Kramer, who won challenges on two straight plays to help push TCU towards victory early.The Frogs finished with a resounding 15-7 victory to complete the improbable comeback.“I think it was really good for us to win in the rotation that we have right now,” outside hitter Lexi MacLean said. “I think it gives a lot of confidence going into second half of conference.”MacLean had led the Frogs on defense, finishing with 24 total digs.“We did a good job on floor defense and Lexi was a big part of that,” Kramer said. “I thought we were super scrappy and played a very good and also a young West Virginia team.”Next on the schedule, TCU will face No. 24 Baylor. First serve is set for Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Rickel. Twitter ReddIt Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Twitter ReddIt Facebook
Limerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Email What do you mean?Firstly, I suppose is safety. Mixing cars, bikes and pedestrians can be done safely and is done so well in many cities. It can also be done in Limerick.But, we need to further reduce speed limits more. The distances are short. Not going faster than 15km (or 20km which is the latest proposal from the Council) is a small price to pay for greater safety.To really make a difference, we should extend that new limit right away to the full Georgian quarter.Is that all?Slowing down traffic makes it safer for all users including those on bikes. It means we might not need dedicated lanes on that street. This gives more space for everyone elseBut most people are upset about allowing traffic use the street still as a short cut across town.There are plenty of other options – for example Parnell Street and others around the “Georgian Superblock”.LCCC say they want greater, but not full, pedestrian and reduced traffic. I’d agree. But then they add that they want to have the “least negative” impact on traffic movements right now. You cannot do both.Maybe they are right though? Many people love the convenience of shooting up O’Connell Street to get across the city quickly. But they are not the only stakeholders who should matter.Kids matter. Our ageing population matter – I’ll soon be one of them. People whose bedrooms are on the upper floors of Georgian buildings matter too.We shared research with the officials showing this is not a good way to create a new destination that is desirable as a place to shop, dine, rest or meet friends.Disappointedly, for such a key issue raised over and over in the submissions, the officials only refer in their response to the streets around not being able to take the extra traffic. But do not provide any evidence.Remember, our city is trying to double in size. We have to start doing things differently or we will just end up with Galway’s congestion.The more roads you build or keep for cars, the more cars you get, until it all gets clogged up again.What is the alternative then?The last couple of days have seen many stakeholders come together around a middle ground.This is really important.They say allow traffic to access most of the street safely at slow speeds but stop cars shooting through by making one or more key areas no through areas.For example, let’s reimagine the block between Roches Street and Cecil Street. You could trial a street wide plaza there straight away. Traffic coming down Roches Street would be asked to go straight down to the river instead of turning left. Cars coming up O’Connell Street could turn right.Imagine how amazing that could be. Quickly the restaurants would want terraces in front and develop like Little Catherine Street. Buskers and others even could shelter under the AIB canopy if it rained which it does sometimes in Limerick. Once the rugby experience is up and running, they could help animate the plaza out front. Taxis could still pick up on Cecil Street and take people home at night.We could also install Christmas market stalls after Halloween in the parking spots being removed anyway in the middle block. We proposed it for the Crescent but for 2019, let’s do further down. I bet Limerick people would love that. Remember how many came out for the turning on of the lights last year.Video Playerhttps://www.limerickpost.ie/site/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/WhatsApp-Video-2019-09-25-at-20.33.51.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? But is this a not major change?Not really. The current proposal wants to be flexible. This is just one design. But pushing a bit more now rather than waiting.Putting on my investor hat, I’d say it could also really help encourage outside investors to believe in the future of our city like we do ourselves, to come build more housing and more office blocks.On Monday, the councillors could adopt changes that would allow the main thrust of the plan to move forward but send a clearer message that Limerick has understood what we are being told by all of the kids of the world recently. I was so proud to see such numbers here in Limerick itself marching up O’Connell Street.Many of our councilors came out in support of them.Now is the time for them to show that this was not just for a photo opportunity but that they too really want to do their bit quickly to change our city for the better. O’Connell Street reimagined by Zeso Architects on behalf of LiveableLimerick.With city councillors due to decide on the plan to revitalise O’Connell Street on Monday, the Limerick Post caught up with John Moran who has been heavily involved in the debate.So tell me John, why have you been so interested in this debate?Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Lots of reasons I suppose.Right now, I am very directly impacted as one of the few people actually living on that street at the top of a Georgian buildings which we are renovating.But it all began when people came to me expressing disappointment about the lack of ambition.Those individuals, who are all passionate about Limerick, debated the proposals and alternatives with me. I asked the LUCCROC team if they would meet us. To their credit, they agreed quickly. Our group included expert architects, residents of the city, people like myself who study recovery of cities and others whom you might say just love Limerick.Was that the #LiveableLimerick group?Actually, it was before then but it did give us the impetus to start that group.After our exchanges, the second proposal was issued. Everyone felt very disappointed. Despite putting a lot of work into engaging with the team, we felt the plans were still behind the trends in other cities, likely to steal a march on Limerick. Other cities were already prioritising making cities more liveable, reducing carbon footprints, reducing car dependency and making city streets more inclusive, safer and overall more fun. The Limerick plans seemed to care more about not upsetting passing traffic on the street.As Damien and I had just committed ourselves to moving back to live in the city centre, we knew, like the others, the plan was not the future we wanted for our neighbourhood. We could not just give in.The LiveableLimerick group was born. We put alternatives to the officials like our proposal for a superblock based on a similar idea in Barcelona’s grid street. Or the idea of different zones all the way along O’Connell Street reflecting Limerick’s soul, created for us by architects from Copenhagen.So how do you feel about the current proposals?I think the latest plans still lack enough ambition to match the new Limerick emerging before our eyes.Trying to please too many people especially car owners means a weak compromise, and one which might end up being even more dangerous to users than the present. A large bus left to move quickly on a bus lane can do a lot of damage to a child running around a shared space.That said, with some key and not expensive amendments, we could drive on with the plans and totally reset the way we experience our city centre.Video Playerhttps://www.limerickpost.ie/site/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/WhatsApp-Video-2019-09-25-at-20.32.23.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Previous articleFrank McCourt museum to close its doorsNext articleEntries are now open for Ireland’s Young filmmaker of the Year 2020 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLocal NewsPoliticsWith ‘key’ amendments O’Connell Street plans could ‘reset the way we experience’ LimerickBy Staff Reporter – September 27, 2019 702 Facebook Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Print Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGS#LiveableLimerickJohn MoranLimerick CityLimerick City and CountyO’Connell Street Linkedin Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year
ABC News(NEW YORK) — Several storm systems are moving across the country from California to the Gulf Coast with heavy snow in western mountains and flooding rain in the South. Already up to a foot of snow fell from Sierra Nevada in California to the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming causing accidents and piles ups. One of the major incidents shut down I-80 overnight killing two people. On Monday morning, these storms stretch from California to the Ohio Valley with heavy rain already bringing flash flooding to southern Missouri. Later Monday, in addition to flooding, strong thunderstorms could also produce damaging winds in Tennessee around Memphis and Nashville. By Tuesday, heavy rain will move into Atlanta and parts of the Southeast with severe thunderstorms possible in central Texas where damaging winds will be the biggest threat.By Wednesday, storms are expected to continue across the South bringing more flooding to the area. Also, on Friday, severe thunderstorms could produce damaging winds across the Gulf Coast from Houston to New Orleans and into Florida’s Panhandle. With days of rain expected over the same areas in the South, a flooding threat is increasing and some areas could see more than a half a foot of rain meaning it could turn into a dangerous situation by the middle of the week.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Frigate View post tag: Navy View post tag: Cadets View post tag: Naval Officer Cadets under training at Britannia Royal Naval College got their first taste of a warship last weekend when HMS Sutherland sailed into the River Dart.The Type 23 frigate took a break from training off the South coast and during the visit gave the Cadets a tour of the ship, when they were able to ask questions about their future, living and working at sea.Lieutenant Commander Al Moody, who is in charge of Officer Training at BRNC, said;“The majority of the first 20 weeks of the Initial Naval Training (Officers) course is spent ‘within the wire’ of Britannia Royal Naval College or out on the River Dart in small boats.“For some Officer Cadets, the head mark of active service in the Fleet must seem a long way off. Visits like HMS Sutherland’s undoubtedly help the Cadets to remain focused.“The professionalism of the Ship’s Company reminds them of the high standards they will need to achieve in order to be successful on operations.”HMS Sutherland returned from a six month deployment to the Indian Ocean and the Middle East last December where the ship had been conducting counter-piracy and terrorism patrols.Following a period of maintenance HMS Sutherland returned to sea in March 2013 and since then has been conducting maritime security around the UK as well as participating in various exercises.Commander Al Wilson, the Commanding Officer of HMS Sutherland, said:“After an extremely busy period of sea training the next generation of Royal Navy warfare officers, it is fantastic to have the opportunity to visit such an iconic venue.“Dartmouth, and Britannia Royal Naval College, has many happy memories for myself and my officers, although I am excited to return as a visitor rather than a Naval cadet.”During the ship’s stay Cdr Wilson paid calls on local dignitaries and hosted a dinner onboard for invited guests, including the Mayor of Dartmouth, Councillor Paul Allen.[mappress]Press Release, July 23, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Tour Share this article View post tag: Warship View post tag: Officer Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: BRNC Officer Cadets Tour HMS Sutherland July 23, 2013 View post tag: BRNC UK: BRNC Officer Cadets Tour HMS Sutherland View post tag: Sutherland View post tag: HMS View post tag: Defense View post tag: UK Training & Education
By Dialogo April 26, 2010 U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) announced today a New Horizons humanitarian assistance exercise in Haiti that will provide much needed medical and engineering services to several communities outside of Port au Prince, including Gonaives, beginning 1 June through September. The New Horizons projects and medical assistance sites are at locations selected in coordination with the Government of Haiti and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to fit within post-earthquake requirements. Engineering projects include: renovation of a school roof; new construction at three schools; water well improvements; and a sports recreation area. Free medical care will be provided at five different sites. U.S. military medical staff will be at each site for 10 days and will provide general medical, dental and optometry care for up to 700 patients daily. Veterinary care will also be available. The New Horizon team continues the Department of Defense commitment to helping the people of Haiti and supporting USAID, which is leading the overall U.S. assistance effort in Haiti. The assistance from New Horizons is in addition to the over $1.03 billion dollars in emergency humanitarian assistance already provided to the Haitian people by the U.S. Government in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake. New Horizons began in the mid-1980s as an annual series of joint and combined humanitarian assistance exercises that U.S. Southern Command conducts with Latin American and Caribbean nations. Typically, New Horizons exercises last several months, providing medical services and infrastructure projects, while giving deployed U.S. military forces invaluable opportunities to work with Partner Nations.
Zagreb is also the first choice this year when it comes to Advent trips in Croatia. There was a slight increase in the number of agencies that offer organized arrivals in Zagreb with departures from Istria, Dalmatia, Slavonia, central Croatia and other regions. Most of them mostly offer day trips by bus during the weekend, and the prices range between 90,00 and 200,00 kuna per person. There is a noticeable increase in organized group arrivals from our neighboring countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia), as well as distant markets (Japan, China, Korea). Hrvatski građani će na skijanje najviše krenuti u terminu zimskih školskih praznika koji traju od 24. prosinca 2018. do 11. siječnja 2019. godine. U tzv. „hrvatskom skijaškom tjednu“ od 5. do 12. siječnja 2019., kada su i cijene puno povoljnije, najčešće ćemo ih viđati u Gerlitzenu, Nassfeldu, Kronplatzu, Livignu, Marillevi, Folgariji, Passo Tonaleu, Sillianu, Cortini d’Ampezzo te slovenskim skijalištima (Kranjska Gora, Krvavec, Pohorje i dr.). Kupres i Jahorina u susjednoj Bosni i Hercegovini vrlo su popularni zbog blizine i povoljnih cijena. Nekoliko agencija u ponudi ima skijanje na Platku i Sljemenu. The results of the research confirmed the already well-known fact that Croatian citizens will traditionally spend Christmas with their families and friends this year as well, while they will decide to travel outside their place of residence during the New Year holidays and school holidays. Prodaja novogodišnjih aranžmana u Hrvatskoj i inozemstvu kod većine je agencija za sada na razini prošlogodišnjih rezultata, dok manji dio njih bilježi rast oko 10 %. Pored tradicionalno popularnih Dubrovnika, Opatije i Splita, pojačano je zanimanje za aranžmane za Bašku Vodu, Fužine, Rijeku, Pulu, Poreč, Rovinj, Vodice i toplice. Prema informacijama agencija, Naši građani najčešće se odlučuju dočekati Novu godinu u Beču, Budimpešti, Londonu, Parizu, Pragu i Rimu. U ponudi su također Amsterdam, Atena, Barcelona, Istanbul, Kopenhagen, Moskva, Malta, Finska, Portugal, Sarajevo, Sicilija i Skopje. Ljubitelje dalekih putovanja i krstarenja očekuje zanimljiva ponuda putovanja s garantiranim polascima u brojna odredišta u Aziji, Africi, Južnoj i Sjevernoj Americi. According to the data of the agencies, an increasing number of citizens are opting for an active winter vacation in the most popular ski resorts in Austria, Italy and Slovenia. Compared to last season, most UHPA members expect good results, with an average growth of 10% compared to last season. Sales for slightly more remote ski resorts in France are currently at the level of last year’s results. Survey on the state of sales of holiday trips and wintering 2018/19. which was recently conducted by UHPA among its members, showed that the agencies are satisfied with the sale of holiday trips and winters. According to the UHPA, hotel capacities in Zagreb and its surroundings, as well as private accommodation, have been sold out for several weeks, so it will be difficult for those who decide at the last minute to find accommodation in the Croatian capital. In terms of popularity, Čazma is following in the footsteps of Zagreb with the Christmas fairy tale on the Salaj family estate. Increased interest in travel during Advent is also recorded in Marija Bistrica, Opatija and Split. According to the survey results, most agencies expect sales growth of package deals in Croatia and abroad in the range of 10 to 15%. A small number of agencies stated that their sales remained at the same level, while very few recorded a slight decline in sales compared to the same period last year. Photo: Pexels.com These are mostly group trips (54,2%), while individual trips account for 45,8%. Clients most often opt for hotel accommodation (79,2%) while a smaller part of reservations relates to private accommodation (20,8%). The prices of the arrangements have mostly remained at the level of last year, and the agencies point out that clients have the opportunity to realize a number of benefits through special discounts (first / last minute offer). Our citizens continue to prefer direct contact with the agency. 47,8% of them buy the arrangement in the agency’s branch, 39,1% did it through online platforms, 26,1% through intermediaries (subagents), while 4,3% each falls on social networks and a combination of some of the offered options of booking or purchasing arrangements. Regarding the method of payment, citizens most often choose a card (75%), while 25% of them pay for the arrangements in cash. Kada je riječ o adventskim putovanjima u inozemstvo, naši građani se najradije odlučuju za cjenovno povoljna jednodnevna ili dvodnevna putovanja autobusom u okolne države. Najpopularnija odredišta su Graz, Beč, Bratislava, Budimpešta, Prag i Salzburg. Od talijanskih odredišta, uz već dobro poznate Gardaland, Milano, Rim, Veronu i Veneciju u ponudi su mogu naći i Cinque Terre, Bergamo, Lago di Garda, Pompeji, Rimini, San Marino, Toskana i dr. Za one dubljeg džepa, agencije su pripremile višednevna putovanja zrakoplovom, uglavnom do europskih metropola poput Amsterdama, Barcelone, Lisabona, Londona, Rima ili pak dalekog Rovaniemija (Finska). Porast prodaje adventskih putovanja na domaćem tržištu se kreće oko 10 %, dok je za inozemstvo riječ uglavnom oko 12 % u odnosu na isto razdoblje prošle godine. Croatian citizens will mostly go skiing during the winter school holidays