Uber arrived in Rijeka

first_imgAs of today, Uber is officially coming to Rijeka, and the seventh city in Croatia where uberX, uberSELECT and uberVAN services will be available.People from Rijeka and many tourists who come to this city have shown incredible interest in Uber, and precisely because of this great interest, as well as because of the tourist prosperity of Rijeka, Uber wants to give everyone access to an additional option to move through the city. “The incredible number of 14 openings of Uber’s application was an invitation that we could not refuse and that is why we are glad that we will connect another city in Croatia with our service. With the arrival of Uber in Rijeka, in the coming months, at least 300 new jobs will be created in the companies and trades of the partner – drivers. We are sure that our service will simplify the movement of many Rijeka residents, but also tourists who will spend this summer on the Croatian coast.”Said Davor Tremac, Uber’s CEO for Southeast Europe.The uberX service will be available in Rijeka, while all those who want additional comfort and quality in more spacious vehicles with the best rated drivers can choose uberSELECT. The UberVAN service is intended for larger groups of people up to eight users traveling together. In the city zone, the prices of the uberX service will be 6 kuna to start, 3 kuna per kilometer and 0.4 kuna per minute of driving. The minimum ride price is 10 kuna. In the suburban zone, the price will be 9 kuna start, 5 kuna per kilometer and 0.5 kuna per minute of driving, and the minimum price will be 15 kuna.For UberSELECT and UberVAN the price will be the same in the urban and suburban area. That is, 11 kuna start, 6.5 kuna per kilometer driven and 0.65 kuna per minute of driving with a minimum driving price of 20 kuna. For UberVAN, the starting price will be 13 kuna, 8.5 kuna per kilometer driven and 0.8 kuna per minute of driving. The minimum ride price is 25 kuna. All the above Uber services will be available from Brseč to Selce and on the island of Krk.Rijeka – a great example of the beginning of market liberalizationRijeka has a liberalized market as much as possible within the existing Law, which is an excellent first step in ensuring a better price for moving through the city. However, at the state level, the next step needs to be taken in line with the positive examples of 21st century regulations – and that is full liberalization through the introduction of a new category, pre-negotiated transport.Full liberalization means that dual administration with state-level licenses and city-level permits should be prevented. “Double issuance of licenses and permits is unnecessary because it is a lengthy process, leaves room for local corruption and restricts entrepreneurship. Likewise, for the successful growth of the entire industry, it is necessary to remove outdated rules such as setting a minimum or maximum price – because that ultimately means higher transport prices for citizens. The Rijeka administration is a good example that proves that a liberalized market works well, and the removal of administrative barriers can create even more jobs in the field of passenger car transport.”, Said Davor Tremac, Uber’s CEO for Southeast Europe.Also, the new regulations should allow the choice of the method of calculating the price, either by GPS or by renegotiating the price with the service providers, and not as the only method to leave the taximeter. It is necessary to remove the existing condition of professional qualification through a three-year school – it is enough to have a category B driver’s license and driving experience of at least 3 years. Finally, a regular medical examination and an advanced safe driving course should be added.Full liberalization in line with the European Commission’s recommendations increases choice for the end user and creates at least 15.000 new jobs, reduces waiting times for vehicles and does not restrict freedom of movement.Related news: UBER AS THE AMBASSADOR OF CROATIAN TOURISMlast_img read more

‘KCCA FC players have the self-belief to eliminate Sundowns’

first_imgAction from the first leg that ended 2-1 in Pretoria. KCCA take on Sundowns today. PHOTO KCCA MEDIA2017 Total CAF Champions LeagueMarch 18th 2017: KCCA FC vs Mamelodi Sundowns 4pmFees: Ordinary-sh10,000/=, Regular-shs20,000/=, VIP-sh50,000/=Free entrance for students in School UniformMarch 18th 2017: Platinum Stars vs Vipers (Uganda) 8pmKampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) manager Mike Mutebi remains confident that his team have a chance to eliminate Mamelodi Sundowns from the 2017 Total CAF Champions League.The two sides face off this Saturday at Phillip Omondi stadium in the return leg of the first round with Mamelodi Sundowns carrying a 2-1 advantage from the first leg played seven days in Pretoria.Victory for the Uganda champions over the two legs will make them the country’s first club to qualify for the lucrative Group Stages of the African Champions League. It will guarantee the club a minimum of $550,000.“The mood in the camp is positive but most importantly, the players have the self-belief that they have what it takes to knock out Sundowns. I’m confident that we can get the result we want because our style of play guarantees us to create chances and we shall create them,” Mutebi said.Mutebi believes game approach will be important if at all his team stands any chance against the reigning African champions.“We are set, the team has no concerns at all, the preparations have been smooth and we are ready for the game,” he said in a pre- match press briefing on Friday morning. Like I have always said, the players must understand the game and the way we approach game situation will be important.” Mutebi reassured www.kccafc.co.ug ,  insisting that he will keep the same playing style like he has employed in the previous games.“We respect them (Sundowns) because they are defending champions but we shall play our way, keep possession, and create chances because we need to score.”KCCA FC captain Dennis Okot believes they are motivated as players and ready for the challenge.“We could have had a factor of timidness in the opening stages of the first leg and we regrouped and managed to put up a good show. Therefore this motivates us and gives us self-belief that we can march them.”Midfielder Tom Masiko returns to the team after shaking off an injury that saw him miss the flight to South Africa and he is available for selection.Sundowns won the first leg 2-1 at the Lucas Moripe stadium last week and winner on aggregate will advance to the group stages.SOURCE: www.kccafc.co.ugShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB Winston

first_imgFlorida State quarterback and Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston, center, directs campers where to go at the start of the Manning Passing Academy on the Nicholls State University campus in Thibodaux, La., Thursday, July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun, police say.Officer Anthony Gioannetti responded to a call and found the pair near a campus bike path with a long-barreled pistol. He drew his gun, pointed it at the players and shouted several times for them to get on the ground.One of the players dropped the gun and Gioannetti kept his weapon drawn until another officer handcuffed the players. The officers then determined the pistol was a pellet gun.“They said they were shooting at squirrels along the bike trail,” Gioannetti wrote in his report. The gun was confiscated and the players were released with no charges.The November 2012 incident was reported by USA Today on Wednesday. Contacted after the report, Winston said, “Sorry sir, I’m not talking about that.”When contacted by The Associated Press to comment, Casher originally hung up. But he called back and wanted to know why this was being reported now. He then used obscenities as he criticized USA Today for running the report.Earlier this year, Winston was issued a civil citation after sheriff’s deputies said he walked out of a supermarket without paying for $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish.And last year, he was investigated for allegations that he had raped a woman in December 2012. A prosecutor declined to charge him, citing a lack of evidence and gaps in the accuser’s story.___Follow Brendan Farrington on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bsfarringtonlast_img read more

Red Bluff High volleyball pulls upset on PV in five sets

first_imgRed Bluff >> Red Bluff High’s Aurora Carnes said the key to Thursday’s back-and-forth battle with Pleasant Valley was not getting too overly frantic. Translation: Remain calm and trust your physical tools in order to come away victorious against a Viking team that hadn’t lost in over a month. The Spartan 6-foot senior middle, helped Red Bluff weather every PV storm, including back-to-back wins in sets three and four to complete the upset in another five-set thriller (25-21, 25-20, 14-25, …last_img

World Cup boost to SA advertising

first_imgNike launched a major ad campaign thatallows fans to celebrate their favouriteplayers.(Image: www.nikemedia.com)MEDIA CONTACTS• John WolfeGroup [email protected] ARTICLES• Business school to expand in Africa• World Cup mobisite launched• Capitec gets nod from Swiss• SA chocolates for all Oscar starsNosimilo RamelaThe South African advertising industry looks set for a R1.7-billion (US$221-million) increase this year as major sports brands invest millions in marketing targeting World Cup fans.Part of this is a major new ad campaign by global sports brand Nike, in direct competition to World Cup sponsor Adidas. The campaign, announced on 23 June, it has Facebook and Twitter messages sent by football fans displayed on a giant electronic screen alongside digital images of football stars signed to the brand.This super-ad appears on Africa’s largest digital advertising screen on the Life Centre building in Johannesburg. Soaring above the downtown area the 30-storey, 138-metre-high building is one of the city’s most iconic structures.Covering two sides of the building adorn are 90-metre-tall images of Cristiano Ronaldo and Robinho which, together, are the size of half a football field. The fourth-tallest in Johannesburg, the Life Centre is visible from across the city – prime advertising real estate.Nike is encouraging sports fans from around the world to submit special messages to inspire their favourite players. A hundred messages will be chosen each night and transformed into animation on the digital screen. When a fan’s message is chosen they are sent a notification with a picture of the headline and the animation created from it.One of the first people to post a message was Anton Ferdinand, brother of England captain Rio Ferdinand. The message – “Believe to achieve” – will be accompanied by an image of England star Wayne Rooney.The campaign is part of Nike’s Write the Future campaign launched for the 2010 World Cup. The Write the Future video has gone seriously vial on YouTube, with over 32-million views since its launch in May.Rising from the downturnThe recent global economic recession shrank South Africa’s economy to only 0.4% year-on-year growth in 2009, according to Group M, WPP’s combined media buying operation. This was a heavy blow for the county’s fast growing advertising industry which had benefited from double-digit growth for the previous eight years.South Africa’s hosting of the World Cup has seen Group M double its original growth forecast for 2010 from 3% to 6.8%. The country is now predicted to fetch in an estimated R1.7-billion ($221-million) more in advertising this year than in 2009.Television advertising alone is expected to be up by R153-million ($2-billion), a 10% year-on-year growth. “Despite the World Cup being one of the most predictable events for media growth, we were pleased to double our ad growth forecast to 7% this year, driven by TV,” said Adam Smith, director of Group M. “This is an unusually TV-dominated ad economy, which creates lots of leverage around sporting events.”Internet advertising is anticipated to be up R145-million ($19-million), a 20% increase.last_img read more

9 days ago​Newcastle keeper Elliot urges caution over Matty Longstaff

first_img​Newcastle keeper Elliot urges caution over Matty Longstaffby Ansser Sadiq9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot does not want the club to overhype youngster Matty Longstaff.The younger of the Longstaff brothers shone for the Magpies against Manchester United in a 1-0 win.It was his long range strike that gave the home team all three points in an intense clash. While Elliot sees Matty’s talent, he urges caution.He said to reporters: “It’s given the club a massive lift in the fact that we had a tough result [against Leicester] but it just showed there is lots of optimism coming through and we’ve got a new star on the rise.”I would just say, don’t expect him to do that every week. He’s a young kid and we still have to look after him.”It’s not to say he’s going to play every game until the end of the season, obviously I’m not involved in that process but we just need to make sure that we understand he’s still a young lad at 19.”What he did was absolutely amazing and hopefully he goes on to keep replicating that.”But his development isn’t just next weekend, it’s over the next three, four years.”He might be playing, not playing, playing different roles and he’s going to have up and down days – the same with Sean, so we just have to be patient.”The good thing is there are kids coming through with the potential to achieve whatever they want to achieve.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 days agoBrewster reveals Liverpool boss Klopp instantly rejected loan request

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Brewster reveals Liverpool boss Klopp instantly rejected loan requestby Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool youngster Rhian Brewster says Jurgen Klopp immediately rejected his request to leave the club on loan.The 19-year-old has made just one appearance for the Reds this season.And Brewster revealed he asked to leave the club temporarily in the summer.”He said no straight away, so that shows that he has great faith in me and wants to push me towards the first team,” Brewster said.”Obviously it’s hard, with our front three, to get game-time because they’re all amazing players. It’s going to be difficult, but you just have to keep going and going.” last_img read more

Kansas State Police Asking For Help To Identify Fan Who Bumped Jamari Traylor

first_imgKansas State fan bumps Kansas's Jamari TraylorTwitter/K-StateKansas State scored a huge rivalry victory last night over Kansas, but unfortunately, much of the focus following the game has centered on the lack of security during the subsequent court-storming. While most Wildcats fans were respectful of their opponent in celebration, a few went overboard. One, in particular, is going to be in some serious trouble as a result.Kansas State police are asking followers on Twitter if they can help in identifying which fan purposely bumped KU player Jamari Traylor. It’s safe to say that someone is going to know the answer.K-State Police would like help identifying this fan. Send a tip at http://t.co/ZqQti0IAve or call 532-6412 pic.twitter.com/VtBS2dPijl— K-State Police (@KStatePolice) February 24, 2015Here’s video of the incident, if you haven’t seen it.Not cool. Rushing the court after a huge win is an amazing experience, but you have to remember, the players on the opposition have done nothing to you. Let’s hope this doesn’t become a trend.last_img read more

INWI sets up charter on personal data protection

first_imgRabat – The National Control Commission for the protection of personal data (CNDP) has given its okay to Inwi, for its own account and that of its subsidiaries to ensure the protection, confidentiality and security of personal data of its customers and service users.To ensure the confidence of its clients, Inwi has set up a charter for the protection of personal data and respect for privacy that will soon be put online and could be checked on the website www.inwi.ma, said a statement from the operator.Inwi led, since the entry into force of the Law No. 09-08 relating to the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data, a large-scale project to upgrade its standards and procedures to comply with the provisions of this law and ensure greater protection, confidentiality and security in the processing of personal data.last_img read more

Matta Buckeyes not bothered by shaky road results

The Ohio State men’s basketball team has been a dominant force at home and has an opportunity to go undefeated at the Schottenstein Center this season.Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, the Big Ten Tournament and NCAA Tournament are away from OSU.  “Going on the road is battle testing,” junior David Lighty said. “Seeing where your team’s mind is gets you ready for the tournament because you never know where you are going to play.”Despite its unblemished home record, the Bucks are just 2-5 on the road and 1-1 on a neutral court. With four of their final seven regular-season games on the road, including games at Michigan State and Illinois, the Buckeyes will have to have success away from home to have any chance at a regular season Big Ten Championship.Lighty said the team tries to imagine it is always playing in Columbus.“We try to treat it like home games, but it’s hard to do with all the opponent fans chanting and going crazy,” Lighty said. “Coach talks about us keeping that same mindset and being prepared for all the situations that happen on the road.”One problem for the Buckeyes is their lack of offensive production on the road. For a team that has eclipsed the 100-point barrier three times this season, it has only scored 70-plus points once away from home, in a 77-73 loss to North Carolina at Madison Square Garden. Coach Thad Matta said the Buckeyes don’t try to change too much on the road. “You are who you are,” Matta said. “We don’t attempt to reinvent the wheel going into a different opponent. “Road games are a big testing ground for the conference tourney and NCAA Tournament. While the Big Ten Tournament is located in Indianapolis this year, if Ohio State were to make the field of 65, the closest opening round site to Columbus would be in Buffalo, N.Y.   “My freshman year we played in San Antonio during the tournament and we could have played Texas A&M, which would have been like a home game for them,” Lighty said. “All the road games we played up to that point prepared us for that situation and you just have to take it in stride.”Junior Evan Turner said that while he knows how important it is to win road games, playing away from Columbus doesn’t bother him. “It prepares you for that tough environment,” Turner said. “Playing overseas in Serbia, that was a tough environment. So playing out here feels like Disneyland.”While the road has been far from a fairy tale for the Buckeyes, they understand how important winning road games are to move up the standings and gain experience for postseason play. But Turner says that they have to remember what’s being played, not where. “We’ve all been through these experiences,” Turner said. “So, you just pay attention to the game, not where you are playing at.” read more