Brodosplit delivered a new ship for the fleet of domestic nautical tourism

first_imgToday, in the Shipbuilding Industry Split, Newbuilding 546, a nautical tourism ship built for a domestic client, the company Tajna mora doo, owned by the Marunčić family from Omiš, was laid in the sea.The ship is 48,38 meters long, 9,5 meters wide, 2,40 meters deep, 3,82 meters high and 497 tons gross. According to the project plan of the company Navis and the rules and regulations for passenger ships and under the supervision of the Croatian Register of Shipping, Brodosplit has made a steel hull and superstructure to be installed at sea.The launch was attended by family members, construction and financing partners, friends, and Duje Marunčić, the grandson of the owner of the company, cut the rope with champagne and symbolically “launched” the ship into the sea. “We are pleased with the new boat, which will involve all family members. The boat is primarily intended for business, but we believe there will be time for rest as well. This is the culmination of our work. The merit is the result of many generations of our family and many years of stay at sea and work in the sea, almost more than 40 years of navigation. she stated Snježana Marunčić.This is the twelfth “mini cruiser” from a series of passenger ships and programs to support domestic nautical tourism, which Split shipbuilders have been building since 2012 for fantastic clients from Krilo Jesenice, Duce and Omis. “With the construction of cruise ships, Brodosplit’s efforts to be a constant support in the renewal of the passenger and excursion fleet for Croatian private shipowners – small entrepreneurs whose goals are the development of small businesses on the coast and islands, tourism through organized day trips and multi-day cruises.”Point out from Brodosplit.last_img read more

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Builder Totalindo eyes Rp 3 trillion in contracts in 2020

first_imgPublicly listed construction company PT Totalindo Eka Persada has achieved 10 percent of its target to book Rp 3 trillion (US$218 million) in new contracts in 2020, following its weak financial performance and plummeting share prices last year. Totalindo booked Rp 309.1 billion in new projects by February, the company’s director Eko Wardoyo said during an event at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) in Jakarta on Friday. The projects include Sky House apartment in Alam Sutera, Tangerang, Banten; Hotel Lido Extention in Sukabumi, West Java; and Halam Network International.  The company will also continue construction of carry-over projects from 2019 valued at Rp 1.43 trillion, including 31 Sudirman Suites in Makassar, South Sulawesi; Kingland Avenue apartment in South Tangerang, Banten; as well as Nuansa Cilangkap and Klapa Village Tower B in East Jakarta. The projects will go ahead, Totalindo executives said, although the company booked Rp 30 billion in losses in the third quarter of 2019, the latest available financial performance indicator.“[The loss] was due to tax audits in 2016, which had to be included in our September 2019 financial report. We had to pay Rp 64 billion in tax with [around] Rp 30 billion in penalties,” Eko explained. The figure was jarring because in the second quarter of 2019, the company recorded Rp 60 billion in profit, a 46.3 percent increase from the quarter before. The company also increased its revenue by 63.5 percent to Rp 631 billion in the third quarter of 2019, from Rp 386 billion the previous quarter. In addition, the price of Totalindo’s shares, which are traded under the code TOPS on the IDX, nosedived throughout 2019. In the past year, the stocks have fallen 93.79 percent from a price of Rp 805 per share to Rp 50 at close of trading on Friday. “Aside from TOPS, other issuers, both private and state-owned, recorded similar performances because the property sector is [limping]. The share prices of construction issuers generally declined, but TOPS’ plunge was quite deep,” Eko said. The IDX recorded that the property, real estate and building construction sector has fallen 9.53 percent year-to-date, a steeper decline than the Jakarta Composite Index, which fell 5.67 percent during the same time period. (ydp)Topics :last_img read more

UN chief: Time for national plans to help fund global COVID-19 vaccine effort

first_imgGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged $100 million to GAVI to help poorer countries gain access to a vaccine and Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Alex Gorsky committed 500 million vaccine doses for low-income countries with delivery starting in mid-2021.”Having access to lifesaving COVID diagnostics, therapeutics or vaccines … shouldn’t depend on where you live, whether you’re rich or poor,” said Gorsky, adding that while Johnson & Johnson is “acting at an unprecedented scale and speed, but we are not for a minute cutting corners on safety.”US President Donald Trump has said that a vaccine against the virus might be ready before the Nov. 3 US presidential election, raising questions about whether political pressure might result in the deployment of a vaccine before it is safe.”We remain 100 percent committed to high ethical and scientific principles,” Gorsky said. UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday it is time for countries to start using money from their national COVID-19 response to help fund a global vaccine plan as the World Bank warned that “broad, rapid and affordable access” to those doses will be at the core of a resilient global economic recovery.The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator and its COVAX facility – led by the World Health Organization and GAVI vaccine alliance – has received $3 billion, but needs another $35 billion. It aims to deliver 2 billion vaccine doses by the end of 2021, 245 million treatments and 500 million tests.At a high-level virtual UN event on the program, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the financing gap was less than 1% of what the world’s 20 largest economies (G20) had committed to domestic stimulus packages and “it’s roughly equivalent to what the world spends on cigarettes every two weeks.” GAVI Chief Executive Seth Berkley said that so far 168 countries, including 76 self-financing states, have joined the COVAX global vaccines facility. Tedros said this represented 70% of the world’s population, adding: “The list is growing every day.”China, Russia and the United States have not joined the facility, although WHO officials have said they are still holding talks with China about signing up. The United States has reached its own deals with vaccine developers.’Long haul’World Bank President David Malpass said the pandemic could push 150 million people into extreme poverty by 2021 and the “negative impact on human capital will be deep and may last decades.””Broad, rapid and affordable access to COVID vaccines will be at the core of a resilient global economic recovery that lifts everyone,” he said.Guterres said that the ACT-Accelerator was the only safe and certain way to reopen the global economy quickly.But he warned that the program needed an immediate injection of $15 billion to “avoid losing the window of opportunity” for advance purchase and production, to build stocks in parallel with licensing, boost research, and help countries prepare.”We cannot allow a lag in access to further widen already vast inequalities,” Guterres said.”But let’s be clear: We will not get there with donors simply allocating resources only from the Official Development Assistance budget,” he said. “It is time for countries to draw funding from their own response and recovery programs.”UN Secretary-General Guterres called on all countries to step up significantly in the next three months.Billionaire Bill Gates told the UN event that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation had signed an agreement with 16 pharmaceutical companies on Wednesday.”In this agreement the companies commit to, among other things, scaling up manufacturing, at an unprecedented speed, and making sure that approved vaccines reach broad distribution as early as possible,” Gates said.Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab – a co-host of the meeting along with Guterres, the WHO and South Africa – urged other countries to join the global effort, saying the ACT-Accelerator is the best hope of bringing the pandemic under control.Said Merkel: “We’re in for the long haul and we need more support.” Topics :last_img read more

Friday people roundup

first_imgPwC – Bradley Phillips has been appointed as an asset management tax director. He will focus on advising investment funds and asset managers on a range of tax issues. He joins from Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was a tax partner mainly focused on M&A and other corporate transactions, tax disputes and investment funds. AXA Investment Managers, Pictet Asset Management, Bouwinvest, PwCAXA Investment Managers – Martin Powis has been appointed business development manager, joining from Ignis Asset Management, where he was head of institutional sales. Before then, he was at Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management as vice-president of institutional, as well as Gartmore Investment as UK business development manager. He has also held roles at Prudential M&G Investment Management, Cazenove Fund Management and State Street Bank.Pictet Asset Management – Frans Annokkee has been appointed senior business development manager, responsible for the institutional market in the Netherlands and based in the Amsterdam office. With this appointment, Pictet AM extends the Dutch office with a “permanent foothold” in the local institutional market. He joins from Syntrus Achmea, where he was business development director. Before then, he mainly worked at Kempen & Co.Bouwinvest – The €6bn Bouwinvest Real Estate Investment Management has appointed Arno van Geet as CFO, as of 1 October. As a member of the executive team, Van Geet will be responsible for financial and risk-management processes, including accounting, reporting, control, audits, business process management, IT and research. Currently, Bouwinvest’s new CFO is financial director at Allianz Netherlands. Previously, he worked at insurer Interpolis and Westland Utrecht Hypotheekbank.last_img read more

Prices slashed on two Gold Coast mega mansions

first_imgThe modern mansion at 87 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters has had more than $1.5 million cut from its price. This Southport mansion reflects the coastal lifestyle. It looks like a palace inside.The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home features a wine cellar, library, pool and alfresco area with built-in barbecue.The vendors told the Bulletin earlier this year they went to great lengths to recreate the classic Hamptons architecture.“We wanted absolutely traditional Hamptons, we even imported the shingle roof from America,” said vendor Greg Matthews.“It was really my wife’s choice, she just loves the overall architectural style.”Kollosche Prestige Agents are marketing both the properties. It’s the epitome of luxury living with modern features and quality fixtures.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt is now listed with an $8.95 million price tag.The five-bedroom, six bathroom house, which was designed by renowned architect Bayden Goddard, has an infinity edge pool, CBUS home automation system, commercial lift, gym, media room, wine cellar and 12m pontoon.Owners Barry and Pamela Quaill described it as their “dream home”.“I don’t think I would change too much if I was building another house,” said Mr Quaill, a retired businessman.“We wanted the house to be timeless and we didn’t want the architecture to date. “We obviously also wanted to take advantage of the north-facing block.”At Southport, the price of a Hamptons-inspired estate has dropped by more than $500,000.The Yacht St property, which also overlooks main river, was listed in March with a $9.5 million asking price.It is now listed under another agency with a price of $8.95 million. The price of this Hamptons-inspired mansion at 1a Yacht St, Southport has been slashed by more than $500,000.FANCY a luxury mansion but can’t quite afford the hefty price tag that comes with it?Now is your chance to pounce as two of the Gold Coast’s finest properties have had their prices slashed.A waterfront mega mansion at Paradise Waters has had more than $1.5 million cut from its asking price after two months on the market.The sprawling Admiralty Drive residence overlooking the Nerang River was listed in June for $10.5 million. It’s gorgeous from every angle. It was designed by renowned architect Bayden Goddard.last_img read more

Regional pollster urges Caribbean governments to accommodate dual citizenship holders

first_img Share Peter WickhamA regional pollster has made a call to Caribbean governments urging them to “delete” the laws in their constitutions which disqualify dual citizenship holders from sitting in parliament. Political Scientist and Director of the Caribbean Development Research Services, Peter Wickham, who replaced former Barbadian prime minister Owen Authur as guest speaker at the Dominica Labour Party’s delegates conference on Sunday, noted his concern about these laws which seek to stand in the way of willing citizens to contribute to their country’s development.Several Caribbean islands including Dominica and Barbados have provisions in their laws which disqualify citizens who possess dual citizenship.In some instances as is the case in Dominica, there is an exception for citizens who obtained dual citizenship through their parents as a child.“I must tell you that I worry about us in the Caribbean region sometimes because I worry about the fact that in most state instances we have not reviewed our fundamental laws once or twice at best if at all. I worry that we are afraid to delete from our constitutions the provision that would allow Dominicans holding dual citizenship to hold office and I notice that this is a particularly controversial issue,” Wickham said.Wickham sought to make it “abundantly clear” that he was not speaking on anyone’s behalf or seeking to “throw stones” at Dominica’s constitution, as his country Barbados has the same law. He noted a difference in Barbados however; “that provision is observed but breached more than anything else” as he said they have had “several members of parliament and a prime minister that held dual citizenship and it’s not an issue for anyone”. “The reality however is that I do not think that these types of laws have any place in a modern constitution in the Caribbean and a constitution that appreciates the reality of life, where there are several people that find themselves in these situations through no fault of their own, or alternatively through fault of their own but with very good reason”. According to Wickham, regional heads must realize that these laws must be “dealt with” and changes made. He complimented the Dominica Labour Party on being one of the few political parties which have increased its mandate at the polls after two successive terms in office as well as increasing its popular vote margin each time.Wickham also complimented them for fulfilling their manifesto promises but challenged them to go even further in their development plans for the country“I have read your manifesto and believe that you have made progress in relation to achieving those goals. I believe your performance in the last election is such that you can attempt to pursue a mission that may very well be outside of the initial plan but is more or less necessary”.He suggested that they should embark upon a program “to enhance governance not just because it is a buzz word in global politics but because governance is necessary and governance is chief and also because it seems as though this party is doing fairly well in relation to constructural developments already”.Dominica Vibes News 25 Views   no discussions LocalNews Regional pollster urges Caribbean governments to accommodate dual citizenship holders by: – May 21, 2012 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Batesville MS Girls Basketball Schedule Update

first_imgThe 7th & 8th grade girls’ basketball games scheduled for Thursday (2-20) to Batesville High School’s gymnasium.  Game time still at 5:30 PM.Submitted by Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.last_img

Despite early spin, Harris is winner at Natural Bridge

first_imgBy Jim HainesNATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (June 7) – Jerald Harris traded cars with his brother to get some seat time in the car before they take it to the IMCA RaceSaver Nationals at Eagle Raceway in August.Along the way he won his third Virginia Sprint Series feature of the season, after spinning off track on lap one and storming back to take the Saturday win at Natural Bridge Speedway.Chris Ware and Charlie Ware paced the field to green with Charlie out first and leading lap one before a quick yellow for the spin by Harris.Charlie was back at it before Chad Worrell moved around the top and in to first as Charlie slowed with drive line failure and headed for the pits. Chad Worrell was smooth out front as the circuits clicked away.By lap 20 Harris had made his way to second and was all over Worrell. A lap later Harris was out front with Tom Humphries making a charge as well.The yellow came out for debris with two to go but there were no late dramatics as Harris stayed in front to the checkers.Humphries, Glenn Worrell, Anthony Linkenhoker and Chris Ware completed the top five.Feature results – 1. Jerald Harris; 2. Tom Humphries; 3. Glenn Worrell; 4. Anthony Linkenhoker; 5. Chris Ware; 6. Tony Harris; 7. Carl Simmons; 8. Eliah Omwake; 9. French Grimes; 10. Kevin Fletcher; 11. J.D. Coats; 12. Chad Worrell; 13. Charlie Ware; 14. Brian Lawson; 15. Troy Severin; 16. Ryan Price; 17. Michael Keeton.last_img read more

Masoner scores first IMCA Stock Car win

first_imgCarson Masoner dominated in racing to his career first IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature victory Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway. (Photo by Judy Staley) Eaton worked the bottom while Clancy worked the top. Stallbaumer kept both lanes covered and got his second win of the season. Clancy finished second with Eaton third. In the IMCA Modifieds, Chad Clancy got out front on lap one and cruised to his second trip to Westfall GMC Victory Lane in 2020. Steven Bowers Jr. charged up to a second place finish, his sixth top five of the season. OSBORN, Mo. (July 10) – A strong field of race cars checked in to race at U.S. 36 Raceway on July 10. A mix of new and return winners in 2020 made for an entertaining night. The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars saw a new face in victory lane as Kenny Potter earned his first win of the season. Early on, Potter and Tyler Drueke battled for the lead before Drueke broke and went pitside. Chris Couch finished second with Austin Couch in third.center_img With a dominating performance, Carson Masoner picked up his first career win in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. One week after letting one slip away late, Masoner drove away from the field to pick up the win and celebrate in victory lane. Brad Derry moved up to finish second after starting 10th.  By Jacob Blair The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods put on one of the best battles of the night as Tim Stallbaumer, Steven Clancy and Tim Eaton all fought for the win late in the race.last_img read more