Islanders will again at discounted prices from island to island

first_imgIf the Draft Proposal of the Law on Amendments to the Law on Transport in Liner and Occasional Coastal Maritime Transport, adopted by the Government at the last session on April 28, is adopted, the islanders will again be able to travel from island to island at preferential prices. transmitted by Zadarski list.Croatian and foreign nationals residing on the islands or on the Pelješac Peninsula, as well as nationals of the Member States of the European Economic Area and members of their families, regardless of their nationality, who have registered temporary residence and who have at least 183 days in one year reside on the islands or the Peljesac peninsula.Businessmen, family farms, studentsFurthermore, it is proposed that the right to preferential transport is exercised by children older than three to 12 years of age, vehicles of natural persons and foreign citizens and vehicles of lessees residing on the island, registered with the competent administrative body in the Republic of Croatia. vehicles registered in crafts, family farms, freelancers and leasing users with the seat of vehicle users on the island, and vehicles are registered in the competent administrative body in the Republic of Croatia, health professionals and other public services (police, armed forces, firefighters, port authority) whose is a permanent place of work on the island and their official vehicles used on the island, health professionals and their official vehicles in the regular transport of patients from the island to the mainland and vice versa, other persons who acquire this right under special regulations.Pupils and students residing on the island, who travel daily to a school or higher education institution outside the island, pupils and students residing on the island who temporarily stay outside the island for schooling, and come to the island on weekends, will be entitled to free public transport. who attend the compulsory preschool program outside the island of their residence, as well as pupils and students studying on the island of their residence and children attending the preschool program on the island of their residence, for activities outside the island of their residence, children from 1 to 3 years old, pensioners and persons over 65 years of age residing on the island, health professionals and their official vehicles in performing emergency transport of patients from the island to the mainland and vice versa, police officers and their official vehicles in performing duties on islands, employees of other public services (police, armed forces , firefighters, the Harbor Master ‘s Office and the GSS) and their official vehicles in the case disasters and in cases of emergencies and search and rescue, with the consent of the Agency.The amount of the discount, it is stated, can be up to 50 percent of the regular season ticket price, and is prescribed by the Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, and most importantly, the right to preferential discount passenger transport and free passenger transport can be exercised on all connecting lines. islands with the mainland and islands with each other.Urgent procedureAmendments to the Law on Transport in Liner and Occasional Coastal Maritime Transport were, among other things, less than a month ago the topic of conversation between representatives of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds and members of the Island Parliament with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. her official visit to Zadar County. Although many at the time were skeptical of the announced changes, it seems that the “thing” has moved from the deadlock.Denis Barić, the first man of the Island Parliament, does not hide his satisfaction that the Draft went to the urgent parliamentary procedure so quickly ” According to the proposed draft law, navigation schedules will no longer be able to be passed without the consent of local self-government units, and I think these changes will most please island businessmen who will be able to transport goods to other islands at a discounted price, which I believe will be much more profitable than so far, says Barić and adds that he hopes that the islanders will use the new / old rights that were revoked less than two years ago this summer.”Finally, there is little reason and we sincerely hope that the Amendments to the Law on Transport in Liner and Occasional Coastal Maritime Transport will be passed unanimously, ie that it will be adopted by Parliament. If we want life on the islands that is the least that can be done and only logically, it is absurd that today I am writing about it at all as big news. Certainly how this should only be the beginning of the revitalization and revitalization of our islands because if we do not want our islands to be deserted, and we do not want to, then concrete steps must happen immediately.Islands and residents do not have the time nor do they deserve to wait for years for positive change.Source: Zadarski listlast_img read more

Autism classification system defines levels of social communication functioning

first_imgShare on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Children with autism have a wide range of ability to talk with other people, but it has been difficult to group children by their specific skills.Now researchers at the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster University have developed an autism classification system that defines levels of social communications ability among those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).This new system will allow the child’s care team to understand and work to improve the child’s communication with others in everyday life. Sharecenter_img “This is not a test, but more like describing the colours of a rainbow,” said Briano Di Rezze, a scientist with CanChild and the lead author for the paper published today by the international journal Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.“Currently we hear terms like ‘high-functioning’ or ‘low-functioning’ to describe children with ASD. However there is no common interpretation of what those terms mean, which makes them unreliable because clinicians, therapists, and parents aren’t using them in the same way,” said Di Rezze, who is also an assistant professor of occupational therapy at McMaster’s School of Rehabilitation Science.The new system, called the Autism Classification System of Functioning: Social Communication or ACSF:SC, provides a standardized and simplified way for clinicians, therapists, teachers, and parents to talk about a child’s social communication abilities – from the standpoint of what the child can do rather than what they cannot.The system was created through studies with parents and professionals who identified social communications as an important common element that could describe children with ASD. Led by CanChild, the tool was developed by a team of senior researchers and clinicians. Then parents and professionals across the country tested the tool.Simplified, the people using the assessment tool for preschool children use ‘word pictures’ that describe five levels of social communication, and determine a child’s ability within two conditions: when they are performing at their best, known as their capacity, and what they usually do, known as their typical performance.The work was funded by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.CanChild researchers and their colleagues in Sweden and the U.S. have created several functional classifications systems over the past 20 years. The first and best known of these classifications is the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) for children with cerebral palsy, now used worldwide in more than 40 languages.The new classification system has the potential to be as influential as the GMFCS, said Dr. Peter Rosenbaum, one of the original developers of the GMFCS, co-founder of CanChild and a professor of developmental pediatrics at McMaster’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.“We hope that the ACSF:SC has the same transformative impact in the field of autism as the GMFCS has been reported to have in the field of cerebral palsy. Its applicability in communication with families, and in clinical services, research, and policy-making, will be very exciting.”The tool with an attached User’s Guide will be available as a free for clinical practice, academic research, educational and personal uses download through the CanChild website at http://bit.ly/24XNSjH . Pinterest LinkedInlast_img read more

US flu activity shows signs of ebbing

first_imgMar 30, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity in the United States—while never very high this season—showed signs of decline in data reported today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Three states had high flu activity for the week ending Mar 24, the CDC said, down from four the week before. And the proportion of outpatient visits for flu-like illness was 2.0%, a drop from 2.4% the week before, when the nation was at the national baseline.The proportion of deaths attributable to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) was also below the epidemic threshold, but the country saw four new pediatric flu deaths, according to the update.Of 4,624 respiratory specimens tested during the week, 908 (19.6%) were positive for influenza. But that percentage varied considerably by CDC region, with the region comprising Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin reporting the highest percentage, at 56.8% (but down from 60.7% the week before).Of the 908 specimens typed, 809 (89.1%) were influenza A strains, while 99 (10.9%) were influenza B. Of the 513 viruses subtyped, 378 (73.7%) were H3N2 and 135 (26.3%) were pandemic 2009 H1N1 (pH1N1). These percentages are similar to those for previous weeks.P&E deaths accounted for 7.8% of all deaths reported, which was just below the epidemic threshold of 7.9%. The four new pediatric deaths were all caused by influenza A, with one from pH1N1 and the other from unknown influenza A strains. They bring the season’s total to 12, compared with 122 for 2010-11 and 282 for 2009-10.Idaho, Illinois, and Oregon reported high flu activity, while no states reported moderate activity and six states (Arkansas, California, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Vermont) logged low activity. The rest of the country experienced minimal flu activity.Sixteen states reported widespread influenza, 21 had regional activity, 9 saw local activity, and 4 reported sporadic activity. During the previous week those numbers were 20, 20, 2, and 8, respectively.Globally, flu activity seems to be reaching its peak or is tapering, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) today.Of the 15,214 flu viruses tested from Mar 4 to Mar 17, 11,559 (76%) were influenza A and 3,655 (24%) influenza B. Of the subtyped influenza A viruses, 85% were H3N2 and 15% were pH1N1.Other highlights from WHO data:Influenza B activity was high in a number of countries and was the predominant strain in Canada and China.H3N2 predominated in Europe, with increasing co-circulation of influenza B in some nations.pH1N1 viruses remained the predominant strain in Mexico.Guatemala saw increased flu activity, with pH1N1 the main circulating subtype.H3N2 and B virus influenza activity remained high in Asia.See also:Mar 30 CDC flu updateMar 30 WHO flu activity reportMar 30 WHO flu epidemiology updatelast_img read more

Separated at birth: Edward Furlong and Morten Møller Holst

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United Engine & Machine Names Industry Veteran As Vice President Of Sales

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. Scott Sulprizio, president of United Engine & Machine, one of North America’s largest piston manufacturers, has announced Ken Carter is its new vice president of sales. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementCarter comes to UEM with a wealth of experience in the engine parts aftermarket. He has held similar sales positions with MAHLE Inc., Clevite Engine Parts and Dana Corp. He has been on a number of industry boards and has been involved with the automotive aftermarket for more than 40 years.Carter’s responsibilities will include managing all aspects of coordinating customer sales programs, sales initiatives and new product introductions. His goals are supporting all of UEM’s customers with an emphasis on personal attention, and expansion of the brand.United Engine & Machine’s world headquarters, located in Carson City, Nevada, features its design and engineering center, with manufacturing in North America.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

First steps into South East Asia for Qatargas LNG

first_imgGet instant access to must-read content today!To access hundreds of features, subscribe today! At a time when the world is forced to go digital more than ever before just to stay connected, discover the in-depth content our subscribers receive every month by subscribing to gasworld.Don’t just stay connected, stay at the forefront – join gasworld and become a subscriber to access all of our must-read content online from just $270. Subscribelast_img

More Qatari LNG for UK’s South Hook terminal

first_imgThe UK’s largest LNG terminal is set to receive another Qatari cargo of the chilled gas next week.One of the biggest LNG vessels in the world, the 266,000 cbm Q-Max carrier Umm Slal, is expected to dock at the South Hook terminal in Milford Haven on May 29, port data shows.This is the second shipment for the £1 billion LNG terminal scheduled for the next week, and eight delivery of Qatari LNG during the month of May.Fully commissioned in 2010, South Hook LNG has the capacity to process 15.6 million tonnes of the chilled gas annually, representing around 20% of the UK’s current natural gas needs.[mappress mapid=”17322″]LNG World News Staff; Image: South Hook Gaslast_img read more

The ASP with a sting in its tail

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Little respite from the worse recession on record

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

RZD launches Blue Arrow

first_imgRUSSIAN Railways has put into traffic a second ER200 high-speed train, and accelerated the premier inter-city service between Moscow and St Petersburg. Introduction of the additional 200 km/h trainset, known as the Blue Arrow, on January 14 has allowed the original ER200 to be taken out of use for a heavy overhaul. Once this has been completed, the intention is to make the service twice-weekly.Upgrading of additional sections of the route for 200 km/h operation has enabled RZD to pare a further 20min from the journey time. The Blue Arrow is booked to cover the 650 km in 4h 40min, at a start-to-stop average of 140 km/h.Following successful commissioning trials, a prototype Class EP200 25 kV 50Hz electric passenger loco has been put into revenue service on the Moscow – Brest route. This was developed at the Kolomna locomotive works, in parallel with the 160 km/h dual-system EP10 from Novocherkassk (RG 1.99 p6).last_img read more