Results of field research of Karlovac manifestations presented

first_imgPhoto: Igor Čepurkovski, FB Karlovac Tourist Board A presentation of the results of the research of Karlovac events was held in Karlovac: Spring Promenade, Ivanjski krijes, Balloon Festival and Beer Days Karlovac in 2019. According to the research, which was conducted by students of the Karlovac Polytechnic on a sample of 892 respondents, all four events received an average grade of 4. The director of the Tourist Board of the city of Karlovac, Marina Burić, pointed out that the results match the expectations they had before this research.”The results are a motivation to further improve the quality of events, with a special emphasis on the Beer Days, which we have to work on the most for recognition, and they have the most room to improve the gastronomic offer. Spring promenades are an event that has matured and these good grades give us the task to think carefully in which direction we will further enrich and develop them. “, said director Burić. Marko Lopac, FB Beer Days in Karlovac The project was jointly implemented by the Polytechnic of Karlovac and the Tourist Board of the City of Karlovac, and the presentation was held by students of the Professional Study of Hospitality, who participated in the research. They and their mentors were eventually awarded recognition for their participation. Spring promenades were rated with 4,23, and Ivanjski krijesovi with 4,18. At the Spring Promenades, visitors point out that the event is of great importance for the local community, while for bonfires they emphasize how it is recognizable and positively affects the image of the city. The balloon festival, which was organized for the first time this year, received an average grade of 4,0, and it is pointed out that it is a valuable enrichment of the city’s offer. The beer days have a total score of 3,68, and the life cycle of the event is expected to be in the revival phase. It is a manifestation of a long tradition that makes a significant share in the event market of the city of Karlovac. “For all those involved in tourism, but also those who live from it, this survey is an indicator of how we are going in the right direction, but also that there is room to improve the quality of the destination and the offer.”, said Mayor Damir Mandic. “Field research was done from April to September, and based on the results we concluded that visitors are satisfied. We worked on measuring and evaluating attitudes, which is just one of the factors for the tourist valorization of the event. The ratings show that visitors are equally satisfied with everyone and the average rating with which they rated satisfaction, experience and experience was rated four. There were no major objections, but they recommended a few moments that would improve the content offer, above all a better and richer eno-gastronomic offer. “, commented on the results of the field research Silvija Vitner Marković, professor of the Business Department of the Polytechnic of Karlovac and mentor on this project. Cover photo: Marko Lopac, FB Beer Days in Karlovaclast_img read more

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Elnora Donnini Noland, 82, formerly of Wellington: Sept. 19, 133 – March 24, 2016

first_imgElnora Donnini NolandElnora M. Donnini Noland, formerly of Wellington, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Choctaw, Oklahoma at the age of 82.Elnora was born the daughter of Charles L. and Maude Estelle (Nelson) Martin on Tuesday, September 19, 1933 in Garfield, New Mexico.On October 24, 1951, Elnora and Faust L. “Denny” Donnini were united in marriage in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Together they celebrated 35 years of marriage before his passing in Wellington,  in 1987. She was blessed to find love again and married Al Noland. They spent his last years together before his passing in 1996.Elnora was the Finance Manager for the Sumner County Mental Health Center in Wellington, . She retired in 2000 following a 22-year career. Elnora was an avid gardener who loved nature and spending time outdoors. She was also an accomplished artist who worked in multiple medias including pottery, oils and watercolor. Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Donnini Fredline (Brian) of Laingsburg, Michigan; son, Richard Donnini (Tonia) of Dayton, Ohio; daughter, Julia Donnini Laughlin (William) of Choctaw, Oklahoma; son, David Donnini of Portland, Oregon, grandchildren: Julianna Buning, Lynda Miller, Brian Donnini, Ryan Donnini, Justin Pruitt, Sarah Donnini, Connor Donnini and Landen Laughlin, great-grandchildren: Patrick Buning, Justin Buning, Jaylyn Aprill, Drake “Denny” Buning and Aidyn Alsteen. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Faust L. “Denny” Donnini; husband, Al Noland and daughter, Deborah Ann Donnini. A family remembrance celebration will be held at a later date in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington, , where she will be interred next to her husband Faust “Denny” Donnini. A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to the Garden of Memories Cemetery in the Village of Hatch, New Mexico where her parents were laid to rest. Contributions may be mailed to, or left with the funeral home. To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, .last_img read more

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CCJ orders NBS to pay a local architectural firm outstanding $15M

first_img…for design of head officeLocal financial institution – New Building Society Ltd (NBS) – was on Friday ordered by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to pay over $15 million to a local architect for works done on its new head office building located on Avenue of the Republic and North Road, Georgetown.The CCJ discharged a stay of execution that had been granted in a lower court, thus enabling the company, Rodrigues Architects Ltd, to recover the balance of monies due.In 2015, High Court Judge, Justice Rishi Persaud ordered the building society to pay Rodrigues Architects Ltd the sum of GY$15,897,625, plus six per cent interest per annum from November 27, 2008 to September 29, 2015, and thereafter at the rate of four per cent per annum until fully paid. Additionally, the court had orderedNew Building Society$100,000 for costs. He further ordered that there be a stay of execution for a period of six months from the date of the order.No judgment, however, has yet been delivered to provide reasons for the order.New Building Society Ltd applied for a stay of execution of the judgement pending the appeal.Justice of Appeal BS Roy granted the stay until the determination of the appeal but ordered that the judgement sum due to Rodrigues Architects Ltd be deposited with the Registrar to be put in an interest-bearing account to await the outcome of the appeal. Rodrigues Architects Ltd failed to get Guyana’s Court of Appeal to overturn Justice Roy’s decision. The company then applied to the CCJ to discharge the stay of execution and obtain the deposited sum.The CCJ, after reviewing the affidavit evidence, found that Justice Roy had erred in making his orders and the Court of Appeal had erred in reviewing those orders and letting them stand.“No stay should have been granted because it had not been shown that there was a good prospect of the appeal succeeding nor that there was no reasonable probability that the company would be able to repay the money received from the building society if the latter’s appeal succeeded,” the CCJ said in a statement on Friday.Further to that, Rodrigues, a Director of the company who has been in business for over 35 years, had been prepared to guarantee that he would personally repay the judgement sum paid to Rodrigues Architects Ltd if the society’s appeal succeeded.As security, he agreed that he would not encumber or dispose of a particular property of his worth over GY$50 million.In explaining the principles to be considered when a stay of execution of a judgement involving money is sought, the CCJ emphasised that a stay of execution is the exception rather than the rule and that the onus is on the applicant to make out a case for a stay which required the court to answer the “essential question whether, in all the circumstances, there was a risk of injustice to one party or the other of the parties if it grants or refuses a stay”.In answering this question, the Court required four issues to be considered. First, whether the defendant applying for a stay can satisfy the court that the appeal has a good prospect of success. Second, whether the defendant could establish that he would be ruined or his appeal stifled if forced to pay out the judgement sum immediately, instead of after an unsuccessful appeal.Third, whether there was no reasonable probability, if an appeal was successful, that the claimant would be in a position to repay the monies paid by the defendant to satisfy the judgement. Fourth, as a last resort, whether there is a risk that the claimant will be unable to enforce the judgement if a stay is granted and the defendant’s appeal fails, when a payment of all or part of the judgement sum into court may be appropriate. For ease of reference, a checklist was added to the judgement which explained how the question about stay of execution should be dealt with where there is a money judgement.The CCJ, with the consent of both parties at the end of the hearing, made various orders discharging the stay of execution, enabling the sum deposited with the court in Guyana to be released to Rodrigues Architects Ltd and enabling it to execute the judgement against New Building Society Ltd for the balance of monies remaining due under the judgement.last_img read more

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North American markets post new record highs on stronger U.S. economic growth

first_imgThis report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 27, 2019.Companies in this story: (TSX:YRI, TSX:ATD.B, TSX:HBC, TSX:DOO, TSX:ACB, TSX:HEXO, TSX:TRST, TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X)Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press The TSX enjoyed a broad-based rally with all but one of the 11 major sectors gaining.Health care led, gaining two per cent as shares of several cannabis producers rose, including Aurora Cannabis Inc. and Hexo Corp., which were up 4.7 and 4.5 per cent respectively. CannTrust Holdings Inc. fell 1.8 per cent, however, after it said the Toronto Stock Exchange is reviewing the company’s eligibility for continued listing on the exchange.“The sector has been extremely volatile of late as investors digest a multitude of industry challenges but for the day the stocks are higher,” said Crowther.Consumer discretionary climbed 1.4 per cent as Hudson’s Bay shares surged nearly 11.3 per cent as Catalyst Capital Group made an alternative offer that topped one from a group of investors led by HBC executive chairman Richard Baker.BRP Inc. shares were up 2.5 per cent after the recreational producers maker said it rode sales of three-wheeled and utility vehicles to record third-quarter revenues, boosting its financial guidance for the third time this year.Advertisement TORONTO — North American stock markets set new record highs yet again on good U.S. data including a positive revision in economic growth in the third quarter.U.S. GDP came in at a 2.1 per cent annual rate over the summer, up from the Commerce Department’s prior forecast of 1.9 per cent. In addition, durable goods orders rebounded in October from a decrease the month before while initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined.“At the margin those positive news items could be what’s driving the market higher in general,” said Ryan Crowther, portfolio manager at Franklin Bissett Investment Management.- Advertisement -The sentiment also caused gold and silver prices to weaken.On the trade front, U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement that Phase 1 talks are nearly complete and comments from Chinese officials continued to support positive sentiment by investors even as the Dec. 15 deadline approaches for the imposition of US$156 billion in new tariffs on Chinese-made items including consumer goods.Markets are hoping the tariffs are eliminated or delayed.Advertisement Consumer staples was higher as Alimentation Couche-Tard shares were up 2.4 per cent after it announced a $7.7-billion offer for an Australian retailer and posted good fiscal second-quarter results.The energy sector was up despite lower futures for crude oil and natural gas. It fell on a report saying U.S. crude stockpiles grew by 1.6 million barrels last week and production hit a record high of 12.9 million barrels per day.The January crude contract was down 30 cents at US$58.11 per barrel and the January natural gas contract was down 3.2 cents at US$2.50 per mmBTU.Materials was the lone losing sector on the day, falling marginally led by Yamana Gold Inc. down 2.9 per cent.The February gold contract was down US$6.60 at US$1,460.80 an ounce and the March copper contract was down 0.15 of a cent at US$2.70 a pound.Advertisement “Nothing concrete so there’s nothing to hang your hat on yet as far as results but there seems to be some progress in the right direction being made, at least that’s what seems to be being interpreted by the market,” Crowther said in an interview.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 64.69 points to a record close of 17,100.57 and an intraday high of 17,104.30.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 42.32 points at 28,164.00. The S&P 500 index was up 13.11 points at 3,153.63, while the Nasdaq composite was up 57.25 points at 8,705.18. All three markets rose for a fourth-straight day to set all-time record highs.The Canadian dollar traded for 75.31 cents US compared with an average of 75.26 cents US on Tuesday.Advertisementlast_img read more

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