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first_imgThe company Air Pannonia, a phenomenal business and tourist story from Osijek, has strengthened its fleet with the new Cessna Citation 525A-CJ2 aircraft.AIR PANNONIA is a family business started by an airline with a tradition of 23 years, focused on the transport of business users and medical transport of patients, and actively participates in the development of health tourism and tourism in general in Slavonia.It is an aircraft that is one of the most comfortable aircraft in this class, in addition to safety and reliability, it has a higher capacity and speed when traveling to distant destinations and will help us in even better positioning in the European and world market.By expanding its services and penetrating the market, Air Pannonia has become a desirable company for cooperation with many people in the business, showbiz and sports world, and therefore the need has been created to buy a new aircraft, says Zrinka Vlašić Kujundžija from Air Panonia and adds “Consequently, the need to create new jobs is logical, so in addition to the existing capacities of the hangar, service, two aircraft, our air headquarters in Osijek, we hired three new pilots and established a sales center in Osijek.”Also, Air Panonia are one of the initiators and founders of the Health Tourism Cluster Pannonian Health in Osijek, which was established at the beginning of the year. Thus, at a time when Slavonia is mentioned mostly in the context of emigration, the company Air Panonia is another proof that Slavonia can succeed.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

first_imgThe ongoing threat of the novel coronavirus now raises questions about the timeline of the Tokyo Olympics, slated for July and August of this year. Indonesia has shown firm support for the games to proceed according to schedule.Indonesia’s National Olympic Committee (NOC) chief Raja Sapta “Okto” Oktohari said on Monday that his party had sent a letter to both Japanese and Chinese NOCs regarding the current situation of the coronavirus outbreak, which had affected both countries. In addition to offering sympathy, Okto said, his organization offered any support that Japan might need to overcome the difficulty of organizing the event amid the outbreak.“We are offering any assistance to and support for our friend Japan, which has been working hard to stage the Tokyo Olympics,” he said on the sidelines of Indonesia’s annual NOC meeting in Jakarta. As of Monday afternoon, Japan recorded 256 cases of the coronavirus and six deaths. The Tokyo Olympics is set to be held from July 24 to Aug. 9.Last week, International Olympic Committee (IOC) senior member Dick Pound said it was not impossible to reschedule the Olympics to next year but wanted athletes who were training for Tokyo to know the IOC was fully committed to having them at the opening ceremonies on July 24, Reuters reported.The World Health Organization has met the 2020 Olympics organizers to advise them on the coronavirus situation, and “no decision has been made to cancel the major sporting event in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak”, CNBC reported.Okto said Indonesia had displayed similar support for the Philippines SEA Games last December, which had been criticized over lack of readiness in organizing the multisport event. “We showed some support while others opted to criticize the organizers during the Philippines SEA Games,” he said.“And the result was positive as we got many services and positive feedback from the host, the Philippines.”Team Indonesia’s Tokyo Olympics chief of mission Rosan Roeslani said the current coronavirus outbreak had caused him to postpone his plan to visit Japan to conduct a survey before the games in Tokyo. The survey was previously scheduled for the third week of March.“Our preparation is still ongoing. We will keep communicating with the IOC,” he said.Earlier, Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali said that his ministry would wait for the IOC or the decisions of other world authorities on the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. He said Indonesia would obey any final recommendation issued regarding the Olympics.This is similar to the minister’s gesture when facing the same crisis with the Philippines Para Games, which were eventually postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak.Topics : Indonesia’s full support of Japan in staging the quadrennial event may also aim to aid the country’s mission to win its bid for the 2032 Olympics.The Indonesian NOC plans to use the Tokyo Games to showcase the country’s readiness to host the Olympics by establishing Rumah Indonesia (House of Indonesia) to promote the country and garner support from other Olympic participants.Rumah Indonesia is projected to cost Rp 200 billion (US$13.8 million). The house will be built in a strategic location inside the athletes’ villages in Tokyo.Indonesia will compete against Brisbane, Australia, and a joint bid by North and South Korea to host the 2032 Olympics.last_img read more

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s cross country team has excelled as expected in early competition. With a tight grip on the No. 5 spot nationally, the team hopes to push itself as high as possible. It’s not out of the question for Wisconsin to catch Big Ten foe Michigan (No. 2) or reigning national champion Stanford (No. 1). “It’s too early to have expectations,” head coach Jim Stintzi said. “But I’m excited to see how the season unfolds.” Stintzi certainly knows a thing or two about winning. He was a seven-time All-American and six-time Big Ten Champion with the Badgers. After taking home its third-straight Pioneer Invitational two weeks ago, the team looks forward to its next challenge at the Paul Short Invitational Friday at Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa. “It is my goal to help lead athletes to outstanding success,” Stintzi said.Freshman Cassie Hintz and sophomore Hanna Grinaker (2006 All-America Honors) led the way as they finished first and second respectively in the 5,000-meter course. Freshman Leah Coyle of Middleton, Wis., also placed seventh after winning the UW-Platteville Open Sept. 8. With the underclassmen doing their part to contribute, it has left Stintzi beaming. “Sophomore Hanna Grinaker is filling the role of team leader,” Stintzi said. As the 2006 Big Ten Freshman of the year and All-American status, she will be counted on as a key runner in the Badgers’ success. An exceptional fountain of youth can always be appreciated, especially when its contributions include results in real competition. Because last weekend was only something of a tune-up, the underclassmen’s accomplishments cannot really be gauged yet, but their strong time results are telling and hopefully will improve as the season continues.While this youth movement has certainly thrived, the senior members of the team should not be overlooked. Junior Sarah Hurley, a native of Appleton, Wis., placed third with only 14 seconds separating her and teammate Grinaker in the Carroll College Invitational. Fourth, fifth and sixth place went to senior Amanda Ganser, junior Gwen Jorgensen, and senior-transfer student Kait Hurley, who arrived from William and Mary to join Wisconsin’s squad. Without All-American graduate Katrina Rundhaug, the upperclassmen will need to step up their leadership in order to keep the team focused on success. “The personnel is a little bit different, but the people who were role players last season have gained tons of experience the last couple of years,” Stintzi said.Holding the No. 2 spot in the Great Lakes region, behind No. 1 Michigan and just ahead of No. 3 Michigan State, the struggle within the Big Ten certainly sparks their competitive fire. “Our goal is to return Wisconsin cross country to the top of the Big Ten and be a contender on the national level,” Stintzi said. Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa hold down the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 spots in the Midwest region. With hefty competition, the Badgers will be forced to buckle down as they move in to tougher upcoming tournaments in preparation for the Big Ten Championships, the Great Lakes regional and the NCAA Championships in the coming months.last_img read more

first_img…no more loud music, inappropriate attireThe much-anticipated code of conduct for minibus operators has finally been approved by both the Business Ministry and the United Minibus Union (UMU).This was revealed by the Business Ministry on its a Facebook page on Friday.The document which will seek to guide and monitor the behaviour of such operators is mandatory and takes immediate effect.Among the areas which will be addressed is the operators’ mode of dress, language and behavior. This means that operators will not be allowed to wear inappropriate clothing thereby exposing themselves, use indecent language or treat passengers in a hostile manner.In fact, operators will now be mandated to wear a uniform, along with an identification badge, which should include the name of the organisation of association.Operators will also be expected to help the elderly, if needed, and not force them to hurry and be seated, while at the same time treat foreigners who speak different languages in a respectable and hospitable manner. The code of conduct also states that persons belonging to vulnerable groups such as children and the differently abled are to be treated with care.The new document will also prohibit minibus drivers from making stops, except at bus stops. They will also be expected to play their music at comfortable levels for their passengers and not have derogative images or words on the interior or exterior of their buses. The code of conduct also reinforces other laws, with regards to overloading and others.The fare structures, according to the code of conduct must be visible to passengers.Passengers are now being asked to contact the Guyana Police Force, should the code of conduct be violated by these operators.The importance of having a standard code of conduct set for those operators — since the system is currently “out of control” — was reiterated by the President of the UMU, Eon Andrews during a previous interview.Andrews pointed out that as promised, the UMU had meetings with representatives of the various bus routes, and according to him, they all endorsed the draft Code of Conduct.He had said that the Code of Conduct was extremely vital, especially with the potentially lucrative oil and gas sector expected to come on stream next year.He explained that the sector would reel in tourists and other important persons who would, at some time, have need to use public transportation, whose operators are presently unprepared to be the ambassadors they ought to be.The UMU had initially announced plans to establish a Code of Conduct for Bus Drivers back in August 2018 when plans were revealed to increase minibus fares by $20 for 10 operating routes.The announcement to set a standard code of conduct for public transportation operators was well received by passengers, as far too many commuters would have vented their anger on social media at the ruthless behaviour of drivers in the different routes.last_img read more