Notification of the Ministry of Health on amendments to the Law on Restricting the Use of Tobacco Products

first_imgThe Croatian Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the Ministry of Health following the announcements of upcoming amendments Of the Law on Restricting the Use of Tobacco Products.The amendments to the Act do not envisage significant changes in the additional restriction of tobacco products, but the main intention is to harmonize with the directives and regulations of the European Union.The only important change regarding the restriction of the use of tobacco products is the possibility of declaring a free zone from smoking by local self-government units, and in that zone the ban would also apply to smoking in catering facilities. This means that it is possible that one city, say the city of Split, declared a no-smoking zone, which would have a direct impact on all catering facilities in the city.Such a measure can directly affect the freedom of the market, and in order to apply to the tourism sector, we do not even want to think.last_img read more

Networkcar Appoints Keith Schneider as President

first_imgDeMoulpied 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. With 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 SAN DIEGO, CA — Networkcar, a wireless vehicle management provider, has appointed Keith Schneider to the position of president, effective April 9. Schneider most recently served as vice president of indirect distribution for Sprint Nextel Communications. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement While at Nextel, Schneider was responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of key programs and policies supporting Nextel’s local and national third party indirect channels. Prior to this role, he served as the area president of New England operations, a $200 million business where he managed sales and distribution, marketing, finance, operations, human resources, service and repair. Schneider began his Nextel career as a general manager in Southern California, launching and building one of Nextel’s first and largest markets. “Keith’s experience is broad based and ranges from strategic to operational. This appointment is a key step in enabling Networkcar to continue implementing its strategic vision. The opportunities before us have never been greater,” said Jeffrey Leddy, CEO of Hughes Telematics Inc., Networkcar’s parent company. Schneider is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, with a bachelor of science degree in international marketing. He also holds a masters of arts in management from John F. Kennedy University. In addition, Schneider participated in the Strategic Business Leadership Certificate program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “Networkcar has been very successful at working with customers and enhancing its service offerings. The company is in a great position to take advantage of growing market opportunities,” said Schneider. “I look forward to working with the Networkcar team at this exciting time for the company.” Advertisement For more information about Networkcar, go to: www.networkcar.com.,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 MoreAdvertisement 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. last_img read more

With schedules, Trump, Clinton reveal strategy and style

first_img COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) – What do you see when you zoom in on a single day of the campaign?Take this past Tuesday, when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were in Florida.Trump held two rallies, touching as many as 20,000 people. Clinton spoke to roughly 1,750 at her one public event.Trump focuses on big events, on television interviews and on an array of stand-ins advocating for him in the media.Clinton’s efforts are about turnout. At carefully staged events and in local media, she relies on a small army of supporters campaigning in pivotal states – working to get people to register and volunteer.Trump’s campaign would surely love to have Clinton’s organization and attention to detail. Clinton’s team would love to see her speaking to packed arenas and airplane hangars. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: October 29, 2016 1:14 PM EDT With schedules, Trump, Clinton reveal strategy and style SHARElast_img read more

Bbc Commitment To Scotland Welcome, But Need For More Local News Vital

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe BBC announcement to launch a new channel with a dedicated Scottish news programme which will create 80 journalism jobs has been welcomed by South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth.The BBC made the announcement today (Wednesdays 22 February) that they intend to create a dedicated Scottish channel which will begin broadcasting in autumn 2018.The new channel will host a dedicated, hour-long Scottish news show at 9pm, and around 80 new journalists will be hired.South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth hopes the channel will increase regional coverage from areas like the South of Scotland which is often marginalised by central belt stories. The local MSP has written to the BBC urging them to increase both local radio and TV coverage for the South of Scotland. Colin Smyth MSP said, “This is a really positive move by the BBC. A dedicated news programme in particular will be a positive addition and the hiring of 80 new journalists is a boost to the industry. However, the debate for too long has been about whether Scotland has a so-called national Scottish six o’clock news rather than whether we have more local news. To be honest if you live in the South of Scotland a story about Glasgow is often no more relevant than a story about the north of England”. “What people want to see is more local news. I hope this new channel will ensure better coverage for areas out with the central belt and we will see more resources from the BBC put into local TV and radio. It’s more than 30 years since Radio Solway started in Dumfries and Galloway but sadly in the 90s we saw that basically scrapped and replaced with a number of local news bulletins as part of Radio Scotland. These bulletin are still hugely popular and I’ve written to the BBC following the announcement of the new TV channel urging them to revisit the decision to scrap Radio Solway and to increase both the local radio coverage and provide more local news coverage on TV”.last_img read more

Van Dyken-Rouen heading home ‘1,000 times better’

first_imgENGLEWOOD, Colo. | Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is leaving the hospital feeling “1,000 times better” after two months of rehabilitation.She’s even become the self-described “wheelie queen” in her specially designed wheelchair. She rolled out the hospital door Thursday — the same one she was brought in through on a stretcher in June.At Craig Hospital, Van Dyken-Rouen learned how to drive with hand controls, dress herself and pick things off the floor. She also went boating and visited the zoo.All part of the recovery for Van Dyken-Rouen, who was left paralyzed just below the waist in an all-terrain vehicle crash on June 6 in Arizona. She’s ready to return home to Arizona, but will remain in Colorado until September.Her immediate plans include visits to friends, some sailing and more rehab.last_img read more

Ross backstops Rebels to 2-0 win, series tied at 2-2

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Final is now down to a best-of-three series.Timely scoring and a 21-save performance from goalie Alex Ross powered the Castlegar Rebels to a 2-0 victory over the Osoyoos Coyotes in game four of the KIJHL Final Wednesday night at the Complex in the Sunflower City.Game five in the series is set for Friday in the Osoyoos Sun Bowl where the Desert Dogs have been almost unbeatable.The teams return to Castlegar for game six Saturday at 7:30 p.m.If necessary, game seven will be played Monday in Osoyoos.Second period goals by Kootenay Ice affiliate player Jesse Knowler, with his eighth of the playoffs, and Taylor Anderson, was all the scoring Castlegar would need. The Rebels out shot the Dogs 14-7 in the frame.But this night belonged to Ross who completely frustrated the Coyotes through 60 minutes.Castlegar out shot the Dogs in the game 28-21.last_img read more

Football Friday at SchoolNet SA

first_img“At first just two of us had football shirts this morning, then two other teammates went out and bought shirts, and another teammate is out buying a shirt as we speak.” The staff at SchoolNet South Africa celebrate Football Friday.Some of the team that work on SchoolNet SA’s youth employability programme. (Photo: SchoolNet South Africa)SchoolNet South Africa staff members take time out to get excited about the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ – getting closer every day! (Photo: SchoolNet South Africa) Share your own Football Friday thoughts, photos and videos Posted on SouthAfrica.info on 5 October 2009.last_img read more

Breaking News in the Industry: August 16, 2018

first_imgForty-one arrested in undercover shoplifting stingIn an initiative called “Operation Broken Cart,” police and loss prevention specialists in Richmond, Kentucky, spent three days targeting individuals stealing from seven stores in the Richmond area. Suspects were seen taking a variety of items, including electronics and cosmetics. One of the participating retailers was Kroger, which has staff dedicated to preventing losses. “It affects everybody. It affects the store’s bottom number with the shrink and loss of products,” Kroger retail crime manager Terry Young said, “It affects the consumers who buy the products because they have to pay more to cover the issues that we’ve lost.”At the end of the operation, 41 people were arrested for stealing and charged with shoplifting, drug offenses and other charges. Police and loss prevention specialists recovered nearly $2,500 worth of stolen property and seized $30,000 in narcotics. The Richmond Police Department says it will continue to crack down on shoplifting and plans to work with the Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association for future operations.   [Source: WKYT News]WATCH: Gang hit a flea-market shop for $750,000 in jewelryA gang of five pulled off a retail smash-and-grab at The Village Flea Market and got away with $750,000 in jewelry, police say. But they did leave two faces behind on surveillance video. The video, released Monday by Miami-Dade police, shows several robbers climbing over the counters at P&S Jewelry around 5 p.m. last Tuesday. Overwhelmed by numbers and surprise, the plucky staff couldn’t prevent the criminals from smashing into some of the display cases and making off with jewelry.- Sponsor – Police say the group left the flea market at 7900 NW 27th Ave. in a white Ford Crown Victoria. Video stills show two robbers before they jump the rear counter. One wore ripped blue jeans, a black hoodie declaring “Just Do It,” and a hat in Florida State’s garnet and gold colors, but with a Chicago Bulls-like bull in gold. The second wore beige khakis, a gray stocking hat, and a black Adidas jacket with white stripes down the arms.  Anyone with information on this robbery can anonymously contact Miami Crime Stoppers at 305.471.TIPS (8477); via text message at 274637 with “CSMD” and the tip; or the Miami Crime Stoppers website.     [Source: Miami Herald]July retail sales rose 0.6%July retail trade sales rose 0.4% from June 2018, and 6% year over year, while e-commerce sales rose 0.8% from June and 8.7% from last year, according to the latest monthly report from the U.S. Commerce Department’s census bureau. Excluding automobiles, retail sales fared a little better, rising 0.6%, but June retail sales were revised down from a 0.5% rise to 0.2%.Furniture and home furniture sales fell 0.5% from June but rose 3.5% year over year; health and personal care sales fell 0.4%, rising 5% year over year; and sporting goods, hobby and book sales fell 1.7% from June and 4.9% year over year. Other categories fared better: Clothing and accessories sales rose 1.3% from June and 6.4% year over year; department store sales rose 1.2% from June and 0.3% year over year; and electronics and appliance sales rose 0.1% from June and 4.2% year over year.The news came as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data reported Tuesday that total U.S. household debt rose by 0.6% or $82 billion to $13.29 trillion in the second quarter — the 16th consecutive quarter with an increase. Overall household debt is now 19.2% above the post-financial-crisis trough reached during the second quarter of 2013, according to the report.   [Source: RetailDIVE][text_ad use_post=’128086′]Employee arrested on suspicion of embezzlementAn Elk Grove, California, retail worker is in custody at the Sacramento County Jail after allegedly embezzling from her employer. Just after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, Elk Grove Police responded to the Kohl’s department store on Calvine Road. Loss prevention associates at the store had detained Justina Chaplain, also known as Justina Irena Baker, for alleged embezzlement.Responding officer discovered through a record check that the suspect was also on active parole. A search of Champlain led to the discovery of narcotic paraphernalia. Chaplain is held on a bail of $550,000 but is not eligible for release because of a parole violation.    [Source: Elk Grove News Net]Australians who won’t unlock their phones could face 10 years in jailThe Australian government wants to force companies to help it get at suspected criminals’ data. If they can’t, it would jail people for up to a decade if they refuse to unlock their phones. The country’s Assistance and Access Bill, introduced this week for public consultation, strengthens the penalties for people who refuse to unlock their phones for the police. Under Australia’s existing Crimes Act, judges could jail a person for two years for not handing over their data. The proposed Bill extends that to up to ten years, arguing that the existing penalty wasn’t strong enough.The Bill takes a multi-pronged approach to accessing a suspect’s data by co-opting third parties to help the authorities. New rules apply to “communication service providers”, which is a definition with a broad scope. It covers not only telcos, but also device vendors and application publishers, as long as they have “a nexus to Australia”.These companies would be subject to two kinds of government order that would compel them to help retrieve a suspect’s information. The first of these is a ‘technical assistance notice’ that requires telcos to hand over any decryption keys they hold. This notice would help the government in end-to-end encryption cases where the target lets a service provider hold their own encryption keys.But what if the suspect stores the keys themselves? In that case, the government would pull out the big guns with a second kind of order called a technical capability notice. It forces communications providers to build new capabilities that would help the government access a target’s information where possible. In short, the government asks companies whether they can access the data. If they can’t, then the second order asks them to figure out a way….. [Source: Naked Security]Man attempts to shoplift; leaves car keys behindTaken from the Tukwila police blotter: “A male from Seattle, Washington, attempted to shoplift then fled the store when contacted by loss prevention. He got into his getaway car but realized that he had left he car keys in the shopping cart. He re-entered the store to look for his keys which loss prevention had already taken. When he realized the situation wasn’t looking good for him, he fled on foot only to turn around when he spotted an arriving officer. He attempted to hide in another business, which didn’t work out so well for him. He was located and arrested.”   [Source: Tukwila Reporter] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Apple launches TV streaming service, Apple News+, Apple Card also announced

first_imgApple CEO Tim Cook took to the stage at the Steve Jobs theater at the company’s Cupertino headquarters on Monday to announce new services like Apple News+, Apple Arcade subscription gaming service, a redesigned Apple TV app and a new Apple TV+ streaming service, among other things. This is Apple’s big play in expanding its services further to bolster its revenue at a time when iPhone sales have been stagnating.In addition to online news content and curated content, Apple News now gets magazines. The company will now offer full-fledged magazines within the app, in a new service that the company calls Apple News+. The subscription service will bring over 300 magazines from a range of topics that includes travel, sports, food and fashion. Apple News+ will live within the Apple News app, but you will need to subscribe to access the magazine section. A special News+ tab will show you your saved magazines as well as new magazine recommendations that is curated and personalised by Apple curators. Apple News+ is all about offering the best mobile magazine experience. In addition to magazines, Apple News+ will also bring digital and newspaper publications like TechCrunch, LA Times and The Wall Street Journal to name a few. Apple News+ will be available for $9.99 per month for individuals and for family. Apple News+ will be available in the US starting today following a new iOS and macOS update. Unfortunately, Apple News is still not available in India.Next up, the company also bringing Apple Pay to transit to major cities in the US. Additionally, Apple also announced a new service called Apple Card, which is essentially Apple’s own credit card that lives within the Wallets app. Apple Card can be used internationally in countries where Apple Pay works. Notably, every time you use the Apple Card, you will get a 2 per cent daily cashback, that Apple calls Daily Cash. Apple Card will be coming to the Wallet app this Summer in the US.advertisement The next is a new gaming subscription service for mobile, desktop and the living room, called Apple Arcade. Apple is partnering with popular gaming developers and is also backing them to create high-quality, immersive games for Arcade. The subscription service will give you access to over 100 new and exclusive games at launch. The service will live within the App Store and can be played across the iPhone, iPad, Mac and offline as well.Cook says that iOS has become a popular platform for games with over 1 billion games downloaded on the App Store. Free games either have ads or require in-game purchases. Paid games have not been successful as they haven’t been able to compete with free games. With Apple Arcade, Apple is offering full games with no ads or in-game purchases.Apple announced Apple TV channels that lets you pay for only those channels that you watch. Apple has redesigned the Apple TV app to now bring together network TV channels, shows from Showtime and HBO, content from streaming services like Prime Video and iTunes, sports, original shows and movies, all under one roof in the Apple TV app. You will be able to subscribe to individual services from within the Apple TV app, but the general idea is to have all the content within the TV app so you won’t have to jump from one third-party app to the other. The new Apple TV app will of course come to Apple TV, but it will also be coming to the Mac and Smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony and Vizio. It will also be coming to the Amazon Fire TV as well. The new service will be launching in over a 100 countries.Lastly, Apple announced a new Apple TV+ subscription service as the company’s big push into streaming to take on Netflix and Prime Video. Apple will be spending a lot of money in making high quality production original content that will include shows and movies. It will be an ad-free service that will launch this fall, but Apple is yet to provide details on its pricing and launch markets.<br />last_img read more