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first_imgThis year, the Globtour Event travel agency is celebrating two significant anniversaries, 40 years of continuous work in Croatia, as well as 20 years of partnership with the world’s largest business travel company, Carlson Wagonlit Travel.Once part of the large tour operator Emona Globtour, in 1992 it became the Croatian agency Globtour Zagreb. In 1997, he signed a partnership agreement with Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader in business travel management. In 2001 he founded his sister company Event for the organization of business events and gatherings, and by changing the ownership in 2005 the management decided to merge these two companies and Globtour Zagreb changed its name to Globtour Event. Under the new ownership and management, the agency focuses its strategy on the development of the business travel segment, organization of business meetings and events and motivational trips, and as one of the first destination management companies develops new cultural and tourist products, such as “Costumed City Tour”. Let’s light the Upper Town “,” Find the Witch of Grič “and others. On this basis, the receptive department has developed in the last 10 years or so, which is recording a trend of significant growth.It is one of the first agencies certified for quality and sustainability (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Travelife standards), and at the end of the year it expects certification according to the ISO 27001 standard for information security management. A clear CSR strategy also brings the agency the Index CSR award in the small business category for several years in a row.2012. He founded the Globtour Event Sarajevo agency in 2013 and in XNUMX bought the CWT branch in Ljubljana and changed its name to Adria potovanja, thus becoming an agent for Carlson Wagonlit Travel in both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia. It transfers the mission, vision, knowledge and standards of its central company in Croatia to these markets, which has ensured the growth trend of these branches as well.The strategy of specialization of business trips and business meetings and events through partnership with CWT, as well as specialization in destination products proved to be successful and sustainable, which makes Globtour Event today one of the strongest agencies in its specializations in the region and a leader in business travel management.The amount intended for Christmas gifts to business partners, the Globtour Event agency donated this year to a donation to the RED NOSES association of clown doctors, which once again confirmed its commitment to social responsibility.last_img read more


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first_imgWhile the hedging portfolio made a large gain in the first quarter, the value of the guaranteed pensions it protects increased by DKK32.1bn, ATP reported, saying the gain was mainly due to movements in long Danish and European government bonds.The loss on the investment portfolio, meanwhile, equated to 26% of the average value of the bonus potential over the reporting period, ATP said.ATP’s total assets stood at DKK889bn at the end of March, little changed from their value of DKK886bn at the end December. However, within this figure, the investment portfolio shrank to DKK98.3bn from DKK126bn.This portfolio had been widely affected by negative returns on financial markets, ATP said, particularly those on international listed equities and inflation-related instruments, while state and mortgage bonds had produced positive returns.Chief executive Bo Foged told IPE: “We are still able to deliver on the lifelong guarantees the we have promised despite the turbulence in the markets.“We have a very robust business model, which puts 80% of contributions into our hedging portfolio, and we still have a very strong funding ratio of close to 112%,” he said.ATP’s business model came in for particular criticism last year, and the fund’s supervisory board revealed it was conducting a review.Asked if guarantees having held in such tough markets would silence critics of ATP’s business model, Foged said: “Well I’m happy that we didn’t make any change to our business model in fall last year.“But that doesn’t change the fact that we are doing a thorough review of our business model and that the low interest rate levels are a challenge.”COVID-19 experienceFoged said members of ATP’s investment department began working from home on 12 March when the Danish lockdown started, and hardware from the Hillerød offices such as trading screens were set up in individual staff homes.“Our investment processes are mostly straight through processing and we have prepared for different crisis scenarios, so we had emergency processes in place and everyone knew what their role was,” he said.“We had meetings daily, and the main reason it worked was because we had discussed it before and had our fire drills,” said Foged.Although previous emergency planning had not specifically addressed a pandemic scenario, Foged said it had involved plans of action for dealing with increased market volatility, and also what might happen if the fund were to be hit by cyber attacks or similar circumstances.“But in general we have spent a lot of energy over the last couple of years to simplify and automate most of our investment processes,” the chief executive said.“That turned out to be very useful because we were able to focus on the big decisions and not waste valuable time on practicalities and operational issues.” March’s rollercoaster financial markets left Denmark’s biggest pension fund with a 26% fall in its leveraged investment portfolio, but its chief executive said the fact it was nevertheless able to honour more than €100bn of guarantees marked the strength of its business model.In its first quarter report, ATP – which manages the population-wide labour-market supplementary pension scheme – said the value of its investment portfolio fell by DKK29.2bn (€3.85bn) before tax while its much larger hedging portfolio gained DKK30.4bn.The pension fund’s hedging portfolio consists of bond-like investments and is designed to back the fund’s pension promises.The investment portfolio is based on the bonus potential plus borrowing of around twice that value from the hedging portfolio, and invests on an absolute-return basis to maintain the purchasing power of pensions.last_img read more


first_imgWorking on behalf of the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord (TVO) is making excellent progress on a £2.4 million flood prevention scheme in Birmingham.The scheme at Selly Park South is one of four currently being carried out by TVO in the West Midlands – the others are in the town of Rugeley in Staffordshire, at Selly Park North and Lea Marston near Sutton Coldfield in Warwickshire.According to TVO, the Selly Park South flood defense scheme, when complete, will reduce the risk of flooding to 270 residential properties. Works comprise the construction of an embankment to prevent water from overtopping the left bank of the River Rea, and creation of an area to store water during storm events.Other works include realignment of a cycle path over the new flood embankment, and replanting trees and vegetation removed during works.Work at Selly Park commenced in mid-September and is scheduled for completion in in autumn 2017.[mappress mapid=”24043″]last_img read more


first_img “Obviously you put your own reputation on the line because everybody knows I’ve never been relegated and they were in a dreadful position at the time – but it was a challenge and I do like challenges,” Pulis told BBC’s Football Focus. “Steve Parish was very persistent – I think he spoke to me on three occasions. “I spoke to a lot of people and a lot of people said it wouldn’t be a club to go to for all sorts of reasons. “But I spoke to Sir Alex (Ferguson) and I spoke to (Stoke chairman) Peter Coates and they were really the two – they thought it could be done, it wasn’t an impossible job, they mentioned the crowd and the supporters being 110 per cent behind the club and the team. “Steve came down to Bournemouth and we sat down in the house and that was the first time I thought, ‘I’m going to do this, I’m going to take the challenge'”. Pulis has been linked with managerial posts at QPR and Newcastle this season, with both clubs currently sitting in the bottom three. Tony Pulis says he put his “reputation on the line” by taking the manager’s job at Crystal Palace last season. Press Associationcenter_img Palace languished in the relegation zone with just four points from 10 games when Pulis was appointed, but the former Stoke boss turned the club’s fortunes around, leading the Eagles to an 11th-place finish. The revival earned Pulis the Premier League’s Manager of the Season award in May, but he left the club just 48 hours before the current campaign after failing to resolve disagreements with co-chairman Steve Parish. last_img read more


first_img Press Association Salomon Rondon faces a race against time to make his West Brom debut as the £12million man battles for fitness. He said: “The first four games of the season are very difficult for us. “To have Man City and Chelsea as the two home games to start with is very difficult, then to play a newly promoted team on their first home game is tough. Then we have a derby with Stoke. “The transfer window is still going on and things are going on behind the scenes so these four games are always going to be difficult. “Watford have signed some good players from abroad and they look strong, they look as if they have brought good players into the country.” The pair could make the trip to Vicarage Road with Pulis hopeful his new boys will be available. “He’s done very well,” Pulis said of Rondon. “Him and Gnabry have spent a lot of time working with the fitness coach. “But Salomon has showed a great attitude, he’s a great lad and we’ve been impressed with him. He reminds me a little bit of Demba Ba in the way he wants to run off shoulders and is quick and strong. “He is that type. He has got that willingness to get to where you want him to be, which is in behind defences. “They have worked hard in the last week or so, the two of them, and I will assess it with the medical team to see if they’re ready, if not to start then for the bench.” Gareth McAuley is also available after a calf injury ruled him out of Monday’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City. The Baggies are looking to recover from their opening defeat, where Pulis admitted he got his tactics wrong, a nd they head to the Hornets with the boss braced for a tough opening. The Baggies’ record buy has been training this week after his switch from Zenit St Petersburg was rubber-stamped on Monday. Albion go to Watford in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday with Baggies boss Tony Pulis running the rule over Rondon’s fitness, along with that of Arsenal loanee Serge Gnabry. last_img read more


first_imgA 41-year-old man died late Friday night after driving into a body of water in West Palm Beach.Officials with West Palm Beach Police say a Nissan Altima was traveling slowly and entered a body of water along the 1600 block of N. Congress Ave. shortly after 11 p.m.The driver, identified as Palm Springs resident Omar Martinez, was recovered by the West Palm Beach Fire Department and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.The single vehicle crash remains under investigation pending an autopsy and toxicology results.last_img


first_imgAt the beginning of July, the B&H basketball team is expected to start preparations for qualification to the European Championship 2015 in the Ukraine.After basic preparations, they plan to have several friendly games. The B&H Basketball Association will organize from 18 July a strong tournament that would include the teams of Montenegro, Italy and Germany.The B&H basketball players will then take part in a tournament in Italy, where in addition to the B&H hosts, Canada and Serbia will take part.The B&H team is in group A for the Eurobasket Championships for the qualifications, with teams Great Britain and Iceland. The first qualifying match of the B&H team is on 13 August with Great Britain, and four days later they will play Iceland.(Source: Fena)last_img


first_imgWith the ball as the protagonist, Zidane counted on the grass with the 23 players who traveled to Saudi Arabia who exercised for about ninety minutes.The whites started the session with various balloon heating exercises to subsequently complete physical work. Then the Real Madrid carried out various matches in a small field and they finished the training with definition exercisesZidane tworked with the eleven that will be on the pitch King Abdullah Sports Center and that could include some news regarding the semifinal clash against Valencia.The possibility that Marcelo, already recovered, Occupy your site on the left side to the detriment of Ferland Mendy is an option to consider.Also the structure of the team in the center of the field. It remains to be seen if Zidane re-populates the center of the field with five players specialized in that plot from the field to ensure control of the ball or is inclined to include another attacking player who accompanies Luka Jovic.In this case, Brazilians Rodrygo and Vinicius and even Lucas Vázquez, all unpublished in the semifinal match against Valencia, could have their chance.The rest of the team, the block, is fixed in the set of Zinedine Zidane, who usually resort to experienced players to play the finals. The Frenchman intends to conquer the ninth title of his career, his second Super Cup after the one obtained in 2017 against Barcelona. Real Madrid completed its last preparatory session this Saturday before the end of the Spain Supercup that on Sunday he will play before the Atletico Madrid at the King Abdullah Sports Center.The Zinedine Zidane squad was exercised in the sports city of Al Ittihad Jeddah Club, the place where he has held his training sessions every day in Jeddah.The initial fifteen minutes were open to the public and to the media but then he completed the practice behind closed doors.The evolutions on the grass of the Madrid squad were contemplated by President Florentino Pérez, that arrived in Friday afternoon in Jeddah to go to the final against Atlético Madrid.last_img read more