Subway looks set to take the VAT fight over its toasted sandwiches to the Court of Appeal, it has been reported.The sandwich retailer has been campaigning against the decision by the government, last year, to impose 20% tax on ‘hot food’, as it believes its toasted sub-style sandwiches do not fall under this criteria.In October 2012, British Baker reported that a tribunal had ruled against the move to exempt the food-to-go sandwich firm’s ‘toasted’ sandwiches and similar products sold by bakery retailers from the 20% tax.It is now believed that Subway has won the right to appeal that decision.Last year, Dipak Jotangia, partner at Dass Solicitors, who has been representing Subway for the case, told British Baker: “We are currently considering advice with a view to appealing the judgment. We believe the judge has failed to understand, among other things, the application of a fundamental principle of European law. Any appeal would be to the Court of Appeal and it may well be that the question(s) of fundamental European law may need to be referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union.“Subway is determined to fight the unfairness that it and many other businesses are facing. One of the key issues at the heart of the case is the purpose test, which has led to the unequal treatment of such products. Subway is aware of the repercussions of this case, not only for itself but for many other firms in the food retail and baking industry.”It is thought that up to £1 billion in tax revenues could be at stake, if Subway is successful with its appeal.
By Dialogo March 20, 2013 Venezuelan authorities arrested a Spanish citizen who was carrying a suitcase with ten kilos of cocaine and chocolate infused with the drug at the Maiquetía airport while he was trying to board a plane to Madrid, the Venezuelan government said on March 18. The “Bolivarian National Guard arrested a Spanish citizen carrying about 10 kilos of cocaine in Maiquetía on March 17,” Jorge Galindo, media coordinator at the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, posted on Twitter. The unidentified Spanish citizen “was carrying the cocaine in a suitcase with a double bottom, as well as the chocolates infused with the substance,” Galindo added. Venezuela seized 45 tons of drugs in 2012, half of which were cocaine shipments, according to official sources.
Member Service Representatives are not only the face of your credit union, but they are the lifeline to smooth front-end operations. If your CU is trying to evolve and grow, then it’s imperative to consider ways to increase the productivity of your employees, without wearing them out with more responsibility than they can handle. Here are 5 ideas you can implement at your CU to make your MSR’s more productive in their daily work:Create an environment that makes work enjoyable. You want your team to treat members with friendly attitudes, patience and understanding. You also expect staff to inform members of additional services that can improve their experience at the CU. To create that environment, you need to extend your MSRs the same courtesies and development opportunities. If MSRs feel that work is rewarding, and enjoy serving and solving member problems, the better they will be at it. Happy employees mean happy members.Encourage proper etiquette. In our article 6 Things MSR’s Should Remind Themselves of Daily we discuss how language and posture earn trust. Scientific studies confirm that body language is all-important when it comes to making first impressions, forming new relationships, and maintaining existing relationships. The 7%-38%-55% rule, postulated by psychologist Albert Mehrabian, points to three elements that inform first impressions and earn trust: Words are 7% of the message, tone of voice is 38%, and body language is 55%. Remind MSRs that, while what they say is important, 93% of their interactions are perceived by tone, attitude, and nonverbal cues. Their attitude can make or break the member/CU bond. If the members come out with a positive feeling about their interaction, they’re more likely to encourage others to join. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
“Given the fact that we are very close to Italy and that a large number of people from Istria go to work in Italy every day, we have been monitoring the situation in Italy since the beginning of February and preparing in time for the possible spread of the infection. As soon as the situation in Italy worsened, we immediately took appropriate measures that ultimately determined the entire course of the successful fight against Covid-19. Eight days before the national crisis team introduced protective measures, we have already restricted free movement in Istria, reduced the working hours of certain institutions and companies, introduced mandatory wearing of masks indoors and various other measures, thus preventing the full extent of the COVID pandemic. 19 “, The director of the Istrian Tourist Board, Denis Ivošević, told sea-help.eu, and reports RTL.de. This is a big step forward, because now the restriction of travel to a country will be transparent and automated, without political “games”, which is a prerequisite for the stability of tourism. After that Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs published on its website that only Istria in the heart of Europe stands out in green, now the same news is reported by the German media. Istria canceled all major events in the summer season, but developed some other concepts according to the epidemiological situation. “We have invested a lot to make the holiday safe for everyone involved. “, Ivosevic told the Süddeutsche Zeitung. As the German market is our main emitting market, and especially Istria, which, among other things, has cooperation with FC Bayern, such news is extremely positive. Regardless of the current situation and the tourist season, the situation in Istria throughout the summer, as now, is a big pledge for 2021 because Istria has justified the trust and proved that they are ready to react quickly, which gives great security to tourists. It is security and timely response to the emergency situation that will be the currency that will be sought in the second year. Just last week, an agreement was reached between the EU member states, which defined them common criteria to mark regions by the number of coronavirus infected. Based on the data provided by the Member States to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, a map of EU countries by different colors or zones (green, orange, red, gray) – and by regions, which is crucial. And that is why it is not surprising that the media focuses on Istria, because while other countries are introducing curfews and increasingly strict epidemiological measures, Istria is the only one of all countries and regions in green. / / / AGREEMENT BETWEEN EU MEMBER STATES: DEFINED COMMON CRITERIA FOR MARKING REGIONS BY NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTED At an early stage, Istria sought a regional approach to the restriction of free movement, ie to map epidemiologically and look at each county individually, both in Croatia and in the EU, and took epidemiological measures that citizens adhered to, both before and today. region with the least number of new cases, both in Croatia and in Europe. Source: RTL.de When the number of corona infections in Croatia increased in the summer, Istria reacted immediately. Wearing protective masks became mandatory in all stores, and hands had to be disinfected before entering the store. Only 15 customers were allowed to enter the supermarket on 100 square meters of retail space. For weekly outdoor markets, 20 visitors were allowed per 100 square meters of space, also with the obligatory wearing of masks. Likewise, public transport drivers were no longer allowed to transport people without masks. Special precautions were also applied on the beach, such as deckchairs that were widely spaced and regularly disinfected. It seems that tourists and residents of Istria behaved in an exemplary manner in order to preserve their small green oasis in the middle of the red crown pandemic, they conclude in the RTL report.
While at a rally in Moon Township, Penn., on March 10, the so-called president of our republic and leader of the free world once again displayed his ignorance. The human garbage Republicans want us to respect mentioned executing drug dealers. Once again, the cretin showed just how ignorant he is. I certainly think this would be cruel and unusual punishment, forbidden in the Constitution. His pal, Rodrigo Duterte, a despot who is praised by 45, has drug dealers, young and old, executed without due process on the streets of Manila, Philippines.I’d unequivocally say this murderer is a role model for the white supremacists, including 45.Paul SantoRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Car hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burn Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
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French cable manufacturer Nexans has been awarded a contract by Equinor to deliver umbilicals for Troll Phase 3 development located offshore Norway. Earlier on Tuesday, Equinor submitted its plan for further development of the gigantic Troll field on the Norwegian continental shelf to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. The project entails capital expenditures of around NOK 7.8 billion.Equinor also said it would sign contracts for the project within marine installations and subsea facilities worth a total of approximately NOK 750 million with the companies Allseas, Nexans and DeepOcean.The initial development was carried out over two phases, and now Equinor is starting the Phase 3 development to recover the large amount of gas resources in the western part of the field.Separately, Nexans said on Tuesday that its role in the project would be to provide a total of 27 kilometers of complex umbilicals with power, fiber-optic and hydraulic elements for the next development phase of the Troll Phase 3 project.Phase 3 of the Troll project covers the development of the Troll West structure, which lies in water depths of approximately 330 meters and is located 25 kilometers north-west of the Troll A platform. The subsea production systems will comprise two subsea templates or manifolds, as well as nine trees. Each manifold is expected to have four well slots. A total of eight production wells will be drilled and tied-back to the Troll A platform in order to recover the gas reserves. First gas is expected from the project in the second quarter of 2021.For the Troll Phase 3 development Nexans Norway will design, manufacture and supply static umbilicals that include high voltage power elements, high-pressure hydraulic lines, low-pressure hydraulic lines, a MEG (methanol and glycol) service line for chemical injection, a spare line and fiber-optic communications – all within a single cross-section. A 20 kilometer umbilical will link the Troll A platform to Template W1, while a 7 kilometer umbilical will then link Template W1 to Template W2. The contract also includes the supply of connections, terminations and other umbilical accessories.Nexans noted it offered Equinor a total ‘made in Norway’ approach to the contract with the electrical and fiber optic elements manufactured at the Nexans Norway facility in Rognan, North Norway, while the complete umbilical system will be developed, manufactured and tested at Nexans Norway plant in Halden, Norway.Nexans is scheduled to deliver the Troll Phase 3 umbilicals in the first quarter of 2020.
Tags: Community, Families, GolfParc, Junior Golf England Golf is working with new partner Factory Eleven to reach out to communities and create opportunities for more young people to play, learn and volunteer in golf.The sports business, based in North Yorkshire, is supplying GolfParc equipment to clubs in four counties which are involved in a project to grow participation among young people and their families.The counties are Durham, Cheshire, Somerset and Shropshire and Herefordshire, where clubs are taking the game out to the community.GolfParc equipment can transform a wide range of recreational spaces such as sports facilities, parks, school halls and playgrounds into fun and engaging mini golf courses for family play, junior coaching or competitions.This new approach to encourage clubs to engage with more young people and families in the community is part of England Golf’s children and young people plan, “Growing the Game for the Future.”Lee Dolby, England Golf Young People Manager, commented: “If we are going to create a meaningful impact on the participation of young people we need to work with a greater number of partners who can innovate and educate. We cannot do it alone and that is why I am so pleased to be working in this way and using Factory Eleven’s GolfParc concept.”Factory Eleven has been involved in many major golfing projects and events over the past 15 years, including a number of Ryder Cup legacy projects.Peter Gray from Factory Eleven said: “We are proud to be working in collaboration with England Golf to support this project. We designed our GolfParc equipment to create a positive fun introduction to golf ‘wherever you want to play’ and it has been exciting to work with a wide range of our customers over the years to make impactful local golf programmes happen.” 19 Nov 2018 New partnership takes golf to young people