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Nov
18

Trade Air increased its fleet with another Airbus A320

first_imgPhoto: TradeAir It is an aircraft manufactured in 2004 that has flown for Air Malta, the national carrier of Malta, for the last 6 years. The aircraft is in a configuration with 180 new passenger seats, freshly painted, and in perfect condition for flying and with a new 9A-BTI registration. By the way, Trade Air connects Lijepa naša as part of the PSO program. Yesterday was the handover, so TradeAir currently has three Airbus A320s in its fleet. “Although winter is coming, a period in which we do not expect to have too much work for this aircraft, we believe that in the long run this aircraft will contribute to the growth of the company and the expansion of the customer base.”Point out Trade Trade.center_img Osijek – Zagreb – Osijek,Osijek – Pula – Osijek,Osijek – Rijeka – Osijek,Pula – Split – Pula,Rijeka – Split – Dubrovnik – Split – Rijeka As we did ten days ago, a Croatian private airline, Trade Air, increases its fleet, namely the Airbus A320. It is important to note that Trade Air lines operate throughout the year, in both summer and winter timetables.last_img read more

Oct
18

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer impressed with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Manchester United’s draw against Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke with admiration about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Sky Sports)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he’s impressed with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s run of form following Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Monday evening.Scott McTominay put United ahead at Old Trafford with an excellent strike on the stroke of half time but Aubameyang equalised in the second half after VAR overturned the assistant referee’s initial offside call.Aubameyang has now scored seven goals in as many Premier League games and will play a major part in Arsenal’s bid to secure a top-four finish this season.And when asked about Aubameyang’s goal against United, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: ‘Good finish by the boy.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Sep 2019 11:44 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored seven goals in seven Premier League games this season (Getty Images)‘He’s seven now in seven games, so that’s clinical.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘You think at the time maybe that Harry [Maguire] managed to get out but it was a few yards onside and a good finish.‘Sometimes you hear a noise and you try your luck, don’t you? You’d rather blow the whistle and check it after if you’re not sure. I was and quite a few Man United fans were sure.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySolskjaer also admitted that he was disappointed that United were unable to see out the game by scoring another goal in the second half.‘We go 1-0 up and then we don’t get the second goal that we want to get,’ said the United manager.‘That’s the learning now for this time. Be more cynical, clinical.‘There are so many games we have been 1-0 up. We will learn. It’s a bad goal to give away but sometimes you make those passes, you play out and it looks good. We learn from it.‘We are at the start of building something. It’s just a bit disappointing that we can’t get that second goal.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Ole Gunnar Solskjaer impressed with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Manchester United’s draw against Arsenallast_img read more

Sep
29

Withholding tax relief in sight as Commission unveils code of conduct

first_imgAll withholding tax barriers to cross-border investments should be removed, he added.This meant that member states should respect the case law of the EU Court of Justice, reciprocally and automatically recognise pension funds, and simplify their processes.The Commission’s code of conduct provides an overview of problems faced by cross-border investors and explains how more efficient tax procedures can be put in place.It sets out a range of practical steps member states can take, such as establishing a single point of contact in tax administration to deal with questions from investors on withholding tax.Valdis Dombrovskis, vice-President in charge of financial stability, financial services and capital markets union, said the code of conduct was another step towards a single market for capital.“Today’s code of conduct should help investors to avoid long delays and high costs when claiming withholding tax refunds,” he said. “We will now work closely with member states to make sure that the new code of conduct delivers tangible results.” Withholding tax rules can be particularly complex for smaller investors, with some of them not even pursuing possible tax repayments, according to the Commission.“Today’s Code of Conduct should help investors to avoid long delays and high costs”Valdis DombrovskisIts guidelines are in the form of a code of conduct intended to result in quick, simplified and standardised procedures for refunding taxes where appropriate.PensionsEurope has campaigned for improvements to withholding tax refund processes for some time and said the code of conduct was “warmly welcome”. Member states should make a strong political commitment to respect it, said Pekka Eskola, senior economic adviser at the Brussels-based umbrella association.He told IPE: “I would like to thank the European Commission for the excellent co-operation with PensionsEurope during the last years on removing the withholding tax refund barriers to cross-border investment in the EU.  “The WHT refund processes are complex, expensive and long-lasting. Often, they can last even 10 years and cost half of the expected refunds, as costly tax advice in foreign languages is needed. Since the legal outcomes are uncertain, given that the legal recourse involves several levels of jurisdiction, often pension funds do not assert their justified reclaims.” The European Commission has come up with guidelines to make it easier for investors to reclaim withholding taxes linked to investments in a foreign country.Withholding tax (WHT) is taken at source in the EU country where investment income is generated, but is often taxed again in the member state where the investor is resident.This can result in double taxation, and although investors have the right to claim a refund when this occurs, in practice refund procedures are “currently difficult, expensive and time-consuming”, the Commission said.The overall cost of withholding tax refund procedures has been estimated at €8.4bn a year – a combination of the costs of reclaim procedures, opportunity costs (delayed refunds meaning that the money cannot be used for other purposes), and investors choosing not to pursue refunds because of the complexity involved.last_img read more

Sep
24

Motorists asked to pay special attention at intersection

first_imgRIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department is asking motorists to pay special attention at the intersection of State Roads 129 and 48 south of Batesville after another accident late last week.During a patrol, a deputy drove up on the scene of a two-car accident that happened just moments before the deputy arrived.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says that on Thursday around 5:10 PM, Roger Palmer, 45, of Osgood was traveling south on State Road 129 when a small green car crossed the roadway in front of him on State Road 48.According to police, Palmer was unable to see the vehicle in time and struck the car on its passenger side. Mercedez Smith, 24, of Milan had minor injuries and was transported to Margaret Mary Health.Mr. Palmer was uninjured and refused treatment on the scene.last_img read more

Sep
23

URSS heads to Dodge City for 305 Nationals this weekend

first_imgDODGE CITY, Kan.  – One of the highlights on the 2018 United Rebel Sprint Series takes place this coming Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16 as the Rebels head to Dodge City Raceway Park for the second annual Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals.”The tour will be joined by the track’s Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars for two nights of fast-paced sprint car action.Friday night’s feature payout will be at least $500 for the winner and $125 to start the finale. All non-qualifiers earn $100. Saturday night’s feature finale winner will earn a cool $3,000 and could earn up to $4,500 with lap money in play as well. Starting the twenty-four-car championship fea­ture finale will take home $600 while all non-qualifiers earn $150.Friday action will get underway at 8 p.m. while championship Saturday night will see heat races begin at 7:30 p.m.Thanks to Mother Nature’s fury, only two events have been held thus far for the URSS. Jake Mar­tens holds a 10-point lead over Taylor Velasquez. Tyler Knight currently sits third in series points (-12) while Koby Walters, Steven Richardson and defending tour champion Zach Blurton are tied for fourth, sixteen-points out.last_img read more

Sep
23

Former MPs to receive Ksh 100,000 monthly pension

first_imgMembers of Parliament who served between 1983-2001 are set to receive a monthly pension of Ksh 100,000 (taxable) after parliament Wednesday voted to amend the Parliamentary Retirement Benefits law.The Parliamentary Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which now awaits a Presidential assent seeks to impose a minimum pension for lawmakers who served during the period.The move by the National Assembly is in keeping with the recommendation of the Akiwumi Tribunal that the former lawmakers be paid an equivalent of one thousand dollars each as a living pension from July 1st, 2010. The Parliamentary Service Commission had previously adopted the Akiwumi report, putting in motion a protracted engagement to increase the monthly pension to one hundred thousand shillings.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 Some current lawmakers have, however, expressed concerns that the passage of the bill is likely to have ripple effects in the Public Service.Also Read  Uhuru extends curfew ahead of his address Tuesday next weekFor the over hundred former lawmakers however, the passage of the bill presents new dawn having lobbied for years to have their pension revised upwards from the current 6,000 shillings.This what what some MPs had to say during the debate.“I want to thank the House for supporting the Parliamentary Pensions (Amendment) Bill. Many of the members who served between 1983-2001 are earning peanuts and this Bill attempts to corrects that. Many of these former members require this money for medical purposes. With Ksh.100,000, they are able to meet a few expenses. With regard to burden on taxpayers, we are in agreement with the House Leadership that these expenses would be backdated to 2010. However, due to the pandemic, that was shelved. They are just about 150 former MPs. For the first year, the cost would be about Ksh. 144M. This would be not cause a dent in our budgets.” Leader of Minority Hon. CPA John MbadiAlso Read  Uhuru calls for rebuilding of the UN to better address emerging challenges“These members who served between 1983-2001 require this financial support to cater for the very basic needs.” Hon Gladys Wanga, CBS“It is important to look at this Bill from both sides of the coin. It is good that the Committee dropped the amendment on backdating the payments to 2010. That would have cost the taxpayers heavily. If Treasury  has already given an adverse opinion at this point, then there is a likelihood that there might be an adverse opinion given when the President is signing the Bill. However, it is important to note that this might cause a spiral effect in the civil service. Where others see that MPs have increased their pension, then they would want the same.” Hon. Aden DualeAlso Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 98 new cases, 62 recoveries, 2 deaths“This Bill is very timely and will alleviate the problems our former colleagues are facing. Former Members of Parliament are going through many troubles and I urge the President to assent to this Bill.” Hon. Junet Mohamed“It is unfortunate that these contributions and comments are coming up at the Third Reading. Ideally, these comments should have been raised at the Second Reading. This Bill seeks to adjust the Ksh. 6,000 to Ksh. 100,000 to the vagaries of inflation.” Hon Dr. Amos Kimunya“It was so pathetic that at one time a former MP came to Nairobi and could not stay with his relatives. I had to house him in my house. This is a very timely Bill.” Hon. Ferdinand Wanyonyi (Kwanza Constituency)last_img read more

Sep
23

State Soil Conservation Board meeting in Brookville

first_imgBrookville, In. — The State Soil Conservation Board will meet on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Franklin County Public Library in Brookville.The SSCB administers the Clean Water Indiana Fund, which is a water quality-related erosion and sediment reduction program. The SSCB also provides guidance and support to Indiana’s soil and water conservation districts, as they assist local leadership in the protection of the state’s soil and water resources.last_img

Sep
21

Richards happy to make a new start

first_img Press Association And the 26-year-old insists it is a move he had to make, feeling Manuel Pellegrini did not give him a chance at the Etihad, with the Chilean preferring Pablo Zabaleta at right-back. Speaking in the Daily Mail, he said: “I don’t have any bad feelings towards the club. They put me on the map and gave me a chance when I was 17. But I do have bad feelings towards the playing time (I was given). For any player, when you’re not playing it’s frustrating. When Roberto Mancini was in charge, he would rotate the full-backs. “When we won the league in 2012, I played more than (Pablo) Zabaleta. So, I feel as though I could have been given more chances to play (under Pellegrini). I felt like I had improved and that I could do it at that level.” Richards was a product of City’s academy, something they are going to become more reliant on as Financial Fair Play takes its hold. Richards, though, believes young players will find it increasingly difficult to make the breakthrough that he once did. “It’s going to be hard for them to come through,” he said. “If you look at the squad now there’s 22 international players. You’re going to have to be extra special to get through. Hopefully, the new facilities they are building will help to bring young players through. It would be nice to see more coming from the academy, but the standard’s pretty high now. “The manager always said if you’re good enough, you’ll get a chance. I hope he sticks to his word. But I decided I wanted to go somewhere where I had the opportunity to be number one.” Once touted as a permanent England fixture, Richards used to be a regular in City’s defence, but saw his opportunities dwindle as the years passed, making just 10 appearances last season. As a result, he made the decision to join Serie A side Fiorentina on deadline day, bringing to an end his 12-year stay with City. center_img Micah Richards has no bad feelings towards Manchester City, but does resent the lack of playing time he was given by the Premier League champions.last_img read more

Sep
20

Angry Advocaat demands response

first_img However, the club is desperate to boost its attacking options and Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj and former loan signing Fabio Borini are among a series of options currently under consideration. Advocaat, however, refused to shed any light on the search for new recruits, saying only: “We have still 14 days to go and there is no reason now to discuss a lot of things. Let’s wait the next 14 days and then we have the facts.” The head coach saw his resources depleted further this week by the loss of midfielder Adam Johnson to a shoulder injury, but a scan has revealed no lasting damage. Advocaat said: “It was not as bad as we expected, but he will be out for at least six, seven weeks. At first they said at least eight, but if he needed an operation… But that is not the case. “That is better than we expected.” If Johnson certainly will not be involved against the Canaries, central defender John O’Shea will hope he is after being named only among the substitutes last weekend, although Advocaat is adamant he will pick his team based on a vision for the future and not on the past. He said: “It is not relevant, what he [O’Shea] has done. Yesterday is yesterday, today is today and we have to think in the future, not in the past. “His career – the same with Wes Brown – has been only good things, but at a certain moment, I have to make decisions. That’s the reason that I’m the manager. “It’s not nice for him, but that’s the way it goes. But he gave the right answer when I told him that he was not in: ‘We have a long season’, and that’s true.” Dick Advocaat has warned his Sunderland players they are in trouble if they cannot summon up the aggression to avoid another Barclays Premier League survival fight. Asked if he had been shocked by the performance at the King Power Stadium, he said: “Yes, I was. “In pre-season, we did not see a lot of good games – winning, losing, losing, winning, but not with convincing football. “The last game against Hannover was a little bit better, more organisation, but there is no excuse for the way we played (against Leicester). “If we think we can play that way, then we have no chance at all. “If this team, this squad doesn’t work and there is no aggression in the team to get the ball and to do something more, then we will find it very difficult. “But we have discussed that and tomorrow they have to show me what they can do.” Advocaat was equally unequivocal at the end of last season when asked what was needed to avoid the need for a repeat of his last-gasp rescue mission, recommending an influx of quality rather than quantity in the summer transfer market. Holland international midfielder Jeremain Lens certainly fits the bill in that respect, while Adam Matthews and Yann M’Vila, who joins the senior squad for the first time this weekend, have also been added to the mix. The Dutchman admitted his shock at the Black Cats’ capitulation at Leicester on the opening day of the season last Saturday, when they conceded three times inside 14 first-half minutes to surrender any chance of a positive result. Video analysis during the week made for painful viewing for the 67-year-old and his squad, but Advocaat was pulling no punches ahead of Saturday’s home clash with promoted Norwich. Press Associationlast_img read more

Sep
18

Update on the latest sports

first_img— Von Miller says he is in good spirits and “not feeling sick or hurting” after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Broncos linebacker told KUSA-TV in Denver that he developed a cough a couple of days ago. When his nebulizer for his asthma didn’t clear things up, he decided to get tested.— The NFL will hold a practice remote draft on Monday, three days before the real thing is done in the same way. Commissioner Roger Goodell ordered all team facilities closed in March, and later required club personnel to conduct the draft from their homes. Because of the reliance on free-flowing communication, the league decided to stage a mock draft to ensure that the proceedings next week would go smoothly.— NASCAR has postponed the May 9 race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia with the state under a stay-at-home order until June 10. It gave no indication when the season will resume. NASCAR suspended its season four events into the year when sports shut down because of the pandemic. It had listed Martinsville as its first race to resume.— English Premier League clubs discussed the coronavirus testing required and scenarios that could salvage the season. The league hopes to restart on June 8, presenting an optimistically tight timeframe for players to return to game shape if social distancing is relaxed. Clubs in the three professional leagues below the Premier League have been told by the English Football League that May 16 is the earliest training sessions are recommended to start.— Nippon Professional Baseball’s season openers will not take place in May due to the new coronavirus pandemic, with no firm date set for the start. Representatives of the 12 teams decided Friday to also scrap interleague play. The removal of 18 interleague games from each team’s calendar would make for a 125-game regular season. Ionescu set the NCAA record for triple-doubles and was the first college player to have over 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists in her career.Lauren Cox went third to Indiana and Chennedy Carter was the fourth selection by Atlanta.Due to the pandemic, Commissioner Cathy Engelbert announced selections from her home in New Jersey, holding up the jersey of the player being chosen.WOMEN’S SOCCERNWSL had momentum heading into now suspended season The induction is planned for March in Florida.HORSE RACINGHorse racing gets more TV time with other sports on holdUNDATED (AP) — Socially distanced crews in New York and California are keeping horse racing on television in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. Horse racing is one of the few sports ongoing, albeit in a limited capacity at a handful of empty tracks. But its TV presence has expanded because of the dearth of other options.The New York Racing Association helps produce “America’s Day at the Races” on Fox Sports. TVG has partnered with NBC Sports for a dozen hours of coverage each week and the hope is that the fledgling industry can stay afloat and gain more exposure during these trying times. Marion Hollins elected to 2021 class of Golf HOFUNDATED (AP) — Marion Hollins has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.She was elected through the contributor’s category, joining a 2021 class that so far includes Tiger Woods.Hollins was a visionary in golf course architecture. She financed and developed a club only for women in New York in the early 1920s. And she was the brains behind Cypress Point Club and Pasatiempo in California.Hollins died in 1944 when she was 51. NBA players will see 25% of their paychecks taken out starting May 15 in an agreement with the league. The decision was finalized today in a board of governors meeting and was done in concert with the National Basketball Players Association.The cutback in salary has been expected for some time in response to the NBA’s shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The NBA playoffs would have started Saturday. If none of the 259 outstanding regular season games are played, the players would lose about $800 million in gross salary.Commissioner Adam Silver said it remains impossible for the NBA to make any decisions about whether to resume this season and that it is unclear when that will change.In Friday’s other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: Update on the latest sports — The Senior LPGA Championship has been canceled. It was scheduled to be played July 30-Aug. 1 at French Lick Resort in Indiana. The USGA previously canceled the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. The Senior LPGA will stay at French Lick in 2021. The new dates will be determined later.— Major League Soccer says it is pushing back restarting the season to at least June 8. Teams had played two matches before the season was suspended on March 12 because of the pandemic. The league had been looking at possibly resuming play in mid-May.— The governing body of track and field is leading a panel of Olympic sports to advise on safely organizing mass gathering events amid the coronavirus. World Athletics says the Outbreak Prevention Taskforce includes the International Institute for Race Medicine and officials from cycling, rowing, skiing, triathlon and the International Paralympic Committee.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NBA DRAFTSDSU’s Flynn, UNC’s Anthony turning pro UNDATED (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien (BUHF’-lihn) have agreed to mutually terminate the veteran defenseman’s contract after a lengthy dispute, potentially marking the end of his hockey-playing career.No financial settlement was part of the agreement, meaning Byfuglien walked away from the $14 million remaining on his contract for this season and next. Winnipeg general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said a conversation in September led him to believe Byfuglien was healthy but “had lost his desire to play in the National Hockey League.”The Jets suspended the 35-year-old for not reporting to training camp. They received a call from his agent in October that he was considering a return. Byfuglien underwent ankle surgery in October and rehabbed into the winter.Byfuglien filed a grievance through the NHL Players’ Association believing he should be paid while recovering from ankle surgery.Also in the NHL: April 18, 2020 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The National Women’s Soccer League was set to open its eighth season this weekend with plenty of momentum behind it courtesy of an enthusiastic new commissioner in Lisa Baird and a new TV deal with CBS.The league was also riding a surge in attention following the United States’ victory in the Women’s World Cup last summer. The national team’s players are scattered throughout the NWSL, with U.S. Soccer paying their salaries.The league averaged 7,337 in attendance last season, a 21.8% increase over 2018 — the so-called “World Cup Bump”But like other leagues, it’s now on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. Among those who have been sidelined are the Portland Thorns’ Morgan Weaver, the surprise No. 2 draft pick this year. Weaver got in just about a week of training camp before the NWSL was suspended. GOLF HALL OF FAME-HOLLINS — The Blue Jackets have signed All-Star goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (YOH’-nuhs kohr-pih-SAH’-loh) to a two-year contract worth a reported $5.6 million. The Finnish-born netminder has a 19-12-5 record, 2.60 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and two shutouts in 37 appearances this season. Korpisalo has established career highs in games played, wins and goals-against average since taking over as the starter when Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHF’-skee) left via free agency last summer.WNBA-DRAFTIonescu goes to Liberty with top pickNEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA draft went about as well as the Dallas Wings could have hoped after pushing toward the night for so long. The Wings had three of the top seven picks Friday. Team president Greg Bibb says this draft will be an important moment in the franchise’s history. Dallas picked Oregon 6-foot-4 forward Satou Sabally second overall. Princeton guard and three-time Ivy League player of the year Bella Alarie was taken by the Wings with the fifth pick. They got 5-10 South Carolina point guard Tyasha Harris at No. 7. Sabrina Ionescu was the No. 1 pick in Friday’s WNBA draft, going to the New York Liberty in an Oregon sweep of the top two picks. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNBA player payroll slashed due to pandemicUNDATED (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a bite out of NBA salaries. UNDATED (AP) — Two of college basketball’s young stars have announced they are entering the NBA draft before completing their eligibility.The list of draftable players now includes consensus All-American and Mountain West Conference Player of the year Malachi Flynn, who will forego his senior season at San Diego State. Flynn became the most decorated player in Aztecs history in his one season at SDSU after transferring from Washington State and sitting out a year. Flynn averaged 17.6 points, 5.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds this season as the sixth-ranked Aztecs went 30-2.Cole Anthony is entering the NBA draft after just one season at North Carolina. He had been considered a likely one-and-done player and a high first-round draft prospect before his arrival in Chapel Hill. The son of former NBA player Greg Anthony set an ACC freshman record by scoring 34 points in his conference debut and finished the season averaging a team-high 18.5 points for the Tar Heels.NHL-JETS-BYFUGLIENJets, Byfuglien split Associated Press Live racing at Aqueduct Park in Queens was suspended in mid-March after a backstretch worker tested positive for the coronavirus. Groom Martin Zapata, 63, died in early April from COVID-19 complications.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more