Adriagate has launched an action to promote and encourage holidays in Croatia

first_imgIt is for this reason that the agency will waive part of its commission in order to show solidarity with all the citizens of Lijepa naša, encourage them to book holidays on our coast and preserve tourism by booking private accommodation. The Adriagate travel agency has launched an action to further promote and encourage holidays in Croatia in order to preserve Croatian tourism and jobs, in line with the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. “With this action we want to enable citizens to find from our rich offer more affordable private accommodation for a well-deserved vacation with loved ones, while providing support to Croatian tourism and private renters throughout the Adriatic coast.”, Says Mate Balić, director of Adriagate, and emphasizes that at this moment we all need to do something for each other, and decided to take this action to contribute to the development of the domestic economy by encouraging people to travel within the country. “Therefore, we decided to reward all Croatian citizens with a voucher in the amount of HRK 500.”Points out Balic. By the way, Adriagate is a company that specializes in mediation in the sale of accommodation facilities in Croatia in Istria, Kvarner, Dalmatia, continental Croatia and Montenegro. They have been operating successfully since 2001 with their headquarters in Split, where the central reservation system is located, where booking for more than 10.000 apartments and holiday homes is kept. Adriagate rewards Croatian guests with a HRK 500 discount on private accommodation throughout the Adriatic coastcenter_img The conditions for obtaining a gift voucher are that the reservation of private accommodation must be made through the Adriagate website and that it refers to the 2020 season and that the total amount of the reservation cannot be less than HRK 3.000. The discount applies to private accommodation, and in order to use it it is necessary promo code: Summer2020 enter in the booking process on the Adriagate website In addition to the seat, Adriagate.com also has reception offices in Vodice, Rogoznica, Vrboska on the island of Hvar, Primosten and Omis where it provides support to renters and guestslast_img read more

POLE FIRES PERSIST: BFP-Iloilo City records five more during holiday season

first_imgCongress instead granted MORE Electricand Power Corp. (MORE Power) a 25-year power distribution franchise. There is,however, a two-year transition period to ensure uninterrupted service toconsumers, thus the CPCN to PECO. Meanwhile, power distributionfranchise holder MORE Power stated in a statement:  “We no longer have to accept these fires as atypical occurrence around the city. We now have an option. There is a newdistribution utility looming to take over to deliver what PECO failed toprovide its consumers — better customer relations, adequately maintained lines,adequate investment in distribution facilities, less distributor-related poweroutages, prompt restoration of power services, and MOREKOREK billings.” PECO and MORE Power are locked in alegal battle. PECO is questioning the legality of MORE Power’s franchise. Thecase is now with the Supreme Cour. The tolerance of illegal connectionsor “jumper” was also a culprit to the fires caused by faulty electricalconnections, it added. BFP clarified that only electricalcables could cause fires and not telephone or cable TV wires, contrary toPECO’s justification. * Remonville Subdivision, BarangayTabuc Suba, Jaro on Jan. 2. All of these electricity pole fireshappened at night, according to the BFP. Fortunately there were no reportedinjuries or deaths. ANOTHER FIRE. This electricity post on Remonville Subdivision in Barangay Tabuc Suba, Jaro, Iloilo City caught fire on Jan. 2. Residents were thankful that firemen responded quickly enough. The fire was prevented from spreading. The ERC eventually came out with itsfindings: PECO’s protective devices were not properly rated and designed, someof its poles were leaning and in unsafe positions, and that some electricitymeters were clustered and installed in an Elevated Metering Center withoutsecuring prior ERC approval. ILOILO City – Electricity pole firespersist in this southern city. During the holidays there were five suchincidents from Dec. 23, 2019 to Jan. 2, 2020 and according to the Bureau ofFire Protection (BFP) the poles belonged to Panay Electric Co. (PECO) whosepower distribution franchise expired on Jan. 19, 2019 yet. * on Guzman Street, Mandurriaodistrict on Dec. 25 PECO was then ordered to explain thesewhich ERC considered as operational lapses. * in front of the barangay hall onLocsin Avenue, Barangay Tacas, Jaro district on Dec. 30 Congress refused to extend PECO’sfranchise due to numerous consumer complaints arising from its ageingdistribution system, including leaning electric poles, spaghetti-like hangingelectricity lines, overbilling, and unprofessional handling of consumercomplaints. BFP data showed the pole fires to bein the following areas: * in front of the transport terminalin Barangay Ticud, La Paz district on Dec. 23 It added: “A quick tour around thecity would reveal spaghetti lines, lopsided poles, and electric meters stuck inelectric poles from top to bottom…a picture of disaster waiting to happen…Whendid PECO actually spend for expansion and upgrades not only to accommodate thegrowing power needs of the city but to improve its services to the ordinaryIlonggos?” The reasons for these police fireincidents were dilapidated and ageing wooden poles and electrical wires andoverloaded transformers of the 95 years old power utility PECO, according tothe BFP. According to Iloilo City fire marshalChristopher Regencia, of the 461 fire incidents recorded here in 2019, nearlyhalf or 218 cases were pole fires. The rest were structural fires (121),rubbish fires (37), and vehicular fires (nine), among others. Two months ago the Energy RegulatoryCommission (ERC) conducted an investigation on the series of pole fires hereupon the prodding of Mayor Jerry Treñas who had expressed concern over thepossible threat to public safety of “inadequately-maintained lines, poweroutages and hazardous electric posts.” * entrance of Juntado Subdivision,Zone 3, Barangay Calumpang, Molo district Franchise-less for almost a year now,PECO is operating merely by virtue of a provisional Certificate of PublicConvenience and Necessity (CPCN) issued by ERC. MORE Power, on the other hand, filedan expropriation case against PECO to take over the latter’s power distributionsystem. The case is currently being heard at the Regional Trial Court, Branch35 here./PNlast_img read more

It’s final: SC junks same-sex marriage petition

first_img“No further pleadings or motions will be entertained,” the resolution wrote. “Let entry of judgement be made immediately.” Laywer Jesus Falcis in 2015 filed a petition before the court to declare the Articles 1 and 2 of the Family Code, which limits the marriage only between a man and a woman, as unconstitutional. The high court earlier ruled that, “whileit recognized the history of discrimination and marginalization against membersof the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex community, thepetition was junked for “lack of standing” and for “failing toraise an actual, justiciable controversy.” “But arranging state recognition for same-sex relations is an issue better left to Congress,” Leonen said. “A sweeping decision in favor of same-sex marriages based on the petition may do more harm than good to a historically marginalized community.” Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, the ponente of the decision, said the Constitution, from its plain text, does not define or restrict marriage on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity of expression. The justices in September last year unanimously found Falcis’ petition deficient, ruling that he lacked legal standing, violated the principle of the hierarchy of courts, and failed to raise an actual, justiciable controversy./PNcenter_img MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) has junkedwith finality the petition to legalize same-sex marriage in the Philippines.  A rainbow flag is raised during a Pride March in Manila. The Supreme Court on Monday denied with finality the petition to legalize same-sex marriage in the Philippines. ABS-CBN NEWS Falcis also wanted to nullify Articles 46 (4) and 55 (6) of the Family Code, which include homosexuality or lesbianism as legal grounds for annulment and legal separation. In a resolution dated Dec. 10 but onlyreleased publicly on Monday night, the SC said the motion for reconsiderationhas no “substantial arguments” that would warrant the reversal of the originaldecision.last_img read more

Projected Week 14 NFL DFS ownership percentage, advice for DraftKings, FanDuel contests

first_imgWe’re into the fourth quarter of the NFL regular season, and wow does it fly by quickly. We now have 13 weeks of data to help inform our Week 14 NFL DFS decisions, and while those stats are helpful, the public tends to overvalue basic numbers and not pick up on recent trends. This creates solid buy-low opportunities over the next few weeks as sharp daily fantasy football players fade guys likely to regress and target guys who have been getting opportunities but just haven’t produced yet. By looking at DraftKings and FanDuel ownership projections on RotoGrinders, we can stay ahead of the masses.In addition, we can use that predicted behavior to take advantage with our sports betting picks. For those residing in New Jersey and curious to learn more about online gambling in general, head over to njonlinegambling.com. You’ll also be able to find a wealth of NJ sports betting information to help you get up to speed. Now, let’s get back to business and dive into the upcoming NFL DFS slate from a projected ownership standpoint.WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPWeek 14 Projected NFL DFS Ownership: QuarterbackLOW: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins @ Jets (4.3% pOWN on FanDuel, 6.3% on DraftKings). Rostering Fitzpatrick is equal parts exhilarating and terrifying. He doesn’t seem to be as afraid of turning the ball over as most QBs and his style of play can occasionally lead to some ugly stat lines, but it also gives him an ample ceiling at his price tag. He’ll face off with the Jets for the second time this year with virtually no running game behind him. The Jets are also much more susceptible through the air, boasting one of the league’s best run defenses, so with more of a pass-catching back (Patrick Laird) in the fold, I’d expect Fitzpatrick to air it out more than usual. DeVante Parker has been a revelation this season, and Mike Gesicki, Allen Hurns and Albert Wilson aren’t bad supporting actors. I’ll be overweight on FitzMagic in GPPs.HIGH: Matt Ryan, Falcons vs. Panthers (10.5% pOWN on FanDuel, 6.0% on DraftKings). Matty Ice is still getting too much love – most notably on FanDuel where he’s expected to be the second-most popular QB – and I don’t think that’s warranted. The Falcons offensive line has been an ongoing issue, and unfortunately for them, they face off with a Panthers defense that leads the NFL in sacks. Ryan is also dealing with injuries to two of his best playmakers with Julio Jones (shoulder) and Austin Hooper (knee) banged up, although both do appear to be in line to play Sunday. The Falcons best method of attack here is on the ground, where the Panthers have been far more generous and are coming off a week where they were embarrassed by the Redskins rushing attack.Other notable QBs at low ownership with a chance to boom: Sam Darnold (vs. Dolphins)Other notable QBs that I think are being overvalued: Ryan Tannehill (@ Raiders)MORE WEEK 14 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderWeek 14 Projected NFL DFS Ownership: Running BackLOW: Dalvin Cook, Vikings vs. Lions (7.1% pOWN on FanDuel, 4.3% on DraftKings). As I’m sure most of you know, Cook left Monday night’s game with a chest injury and didn’t return, allowing Alexander Mattison to see added work late in the game. Cook will reportedly play on Sunday, and it doesn’t sound like they are going to keep him on any sort of restriction, so I think this is a good spot to be bullish where others will be apprehensive. The Vikings are considerable favorites against a Lions team that will be led by David Blough — not to mention the Lions are already a very beatable defense on the ground — so there is ample touchdown upside for the Minnesota running game. Is it possible Mattison sees a little extra work than we’re accustomed to? Sure, but even that may not eat much (if at all) into Cook’s workload.Other notable RBs at low ownership with a chance to boom: Aaron Jones (vs. Redskins), Patrick Laird (@ Jets), Phillip Lindsay (@ Texans)Other notable RBs that I think are being overvalued: Devonta Freeman (vs. Panthers), Kenyan Drake (vs. Steelers)WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWeek 14 Projected NFL DFS Ownership: Wide ReceiverLOW: Keenan Allen, Chargers @ Jaguars (4.1% pOWN on FanDuel, 3.4% on DraftKings). The Allen love has fallen off a cliff, and I don’t fully understand why. Yes, Philip Rivers is ancient and looks less and less capable of leading an offense every week, but Allen doesn’t have too much competition for targets and is still Rivers’ most trusted security blanket. He’s seen at least double-digit targets in four of the past six games, and with the Chargers targets condensed to Allen, Mike Williams, Hunter Henry, and Austin Ekeler, it’s not hard to figure out where Rivers is looking. Jacksonville’s defense isn’t a total pushover, but they are not strong in the secondary and figure to have trouble tracking Allen on Sunday.HIGH: A.J. Brown, Titans @ Raiders (11.0% pOWN on FanDuel, 8.15% on DraftKings). He’s looking like he’ll be one of the most popular value plays at WR this week with Adam Humphries out, but I’m not really sure that impacts him all that much. Since Ryan Tannehill took over, the slot man is seeing just a little over three targets per game and the offense continues to be dominated by Derrick Henry. As long as the Titans are competitive, that will continue to be the case. Brown has seen more than five targets just once in his past five games, and at this ownership, I see no real reason to target him on Sunday. If he breaks a big play and burns me, so be it.Other notable WRs at a low ownership with a chance to boom: Jamison Crowder (vs. Dolphins), Mike Williams (@ Jaguars), Terry McLaurin (@ Packers)Other notable WRs that I think are being overvalued: Diontae Johnson (@ Cardinals), Will Fuller (vs. Broncos)WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 14 Projected NFL DFS Ownership: Tight endHIGH: Mike Gesicki, Dolphins @ Jets (7.4% pOWN on FanDuel, 10.3% on DraftKings). DeVante Parker is the most obvious stacking partner with Ryan Fitzpatrick, but Gesicki deserves a lot of love, as well. He’s seen no fewer than six targets in any of his past five games and has become a bigger part of the red-zone offense, giving him a legitimate ceiling for tournaments at a boring TE position. Gesicki is one of the lone value options at this position who carries a worthwhile ceiling. I’d have to get up to a guy like Darren Waller to find another suitable GPP target at this position. LOW: Noah Fant, Broncos @ Texans (9.0% pOWN on FanDuel, 3.7% on DraftKings). Fant is expected to be much more popular on FanDuel thanks to his bottom of the barrel price tag, but even with the savings I don’t see a need to go here in Week 14. The rookie TE was actually out-targeted by Jeff Heuerman five to three last week and is now catching passes from Drew Lock, which certainly does not scream upside. Fant is an easy fade on DraftKings at his price tag there, but he’s just as easy to ignore on other outlets with his expected production.Other notable TEs at a low ownership with a chance to boom: Ryan Griffin (vs. Dolphins), Vance McDonald (@ Cardinals)Other notable TEs that I think are being overvalued: Ian Thomas (@ Falcons)last_img read more