Powerful storm hits West Coast, set to track East

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) —  A powerful storm brought very heavy and powerful winds to the Northwest on Saturday. Over eight inches of rain was reported in parts of Washington state with widespread reports of wind gusts over 50 MPH with even more significant gusts at the mountain tops.It has been a remarkable start to 2020 in the Northwest United States. Forks, Washington, recorded its wettest January and wettest month on record – totaling 30.78 in for the month. Also in Forks, it rained every day of January for the first time ever. Seattle also tied a record number of wet January days for the city.As a result of so much precipitation, major river flooding is occurring or forecasted to impact some rivers in Washington state, causing flooding in some of the suburbs outside of Seattle. The threat for landslides will persist due to the ground being very saturated. This powerful frontal system is forecasted to track east and part of this system will track across the country this week going to coast to coast.Today the immediate concern is the gusty winds that will be spreading across California and Nevada. Gusts in parts of Central and Northern California could exceed 50 MPH at times today.The strong winds will spread into Southern California and Southern Nevada Sunday night and Monday. Gusts could reach as high as 70 MPH or higher in higher elevations. This could cause downed power lines and downed trees.Additionally, heavy mountain snow will spread into parts of the northern Rockies on Sunday and reach the front range of Colorado on Monday.Then Late Monday and Tuesday a part of this system will track eastward and bring some snow to parts of the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle. The system will also spread strong storms, including severe weather to the Southern U.S.Severe weather will be possible beginning Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday across parts of the Southern U.S. from Texas to the Carolinas. Damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes will all be possible.The result of all of this is locally one to two feet of mountain snow for the Rockies, with locally over three inches of snow in the Denver metro area as well as locally over six inches of snow to parts of Oklahoma and Texas. Meanwhile along the Mississippi River valley, locally two to three inches of rain will be possible. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Settlement reached in fatal Kentucky police shooting of Breonna Taylor: Sources

first_imgBreonna Taylor FamilyBy BILL HUTCHINSON, SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN and STEPHANIE WASH, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor, the emergency medical technician shot to death by police in her own home, sources told ABC News.The settlement is expected to be announced by city officials and Taylor’s family on Tuesday afternoon and includes a police reform package, sources said.Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing Taylor’s family, has called a news conference for 2 p.m. ET at the Louisville mayor’s office to announce the “significant update in the Breonna Taylor case.” Crump said in a statement that members of Taylor’s family will attend the news conference.Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were sleeping inside their Louisville apartment on March 13 when officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department attempted to execute a “no-knock” search warrant. Three plainclothes officers opened Taylor’s front door and “blindly” opened fire into their apartment, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed in April by Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer.Taylor, a licensed EMT, was shot at least eight times and died, according to the lawsuit filed by Palmer.Taylor was accused of accepting USPS packages for an ex-boyfriend who police were investigating as an alleged drug trafficker, according to the warrant.The police said they knocked several times before using a ram to open the door and were allegedly met with gunfire. Walker said he called 911 before firing one shot from his licensed firearm, hitting one of the officers in the leg.The three officers involved in the shooting, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and detectives Brett Hankinson and Myles Cosgrove, were placed on administrative reassignment pending the results of an investigation. Hankison was later fired for his role in the incident.According to his termination letter that was shared with local reporters, Hankison violated procedure when he fired 10 rounds into Taylor’s apartment while executing the warrant.“I have determined you violated Standard Operating Procedure … when your actions displayed an extreme indifference to the value of human life when you wantonly and blindly fired ten rounds into the apartment of Breonna Taylor,” the letter stated.No charges have been filed against the officers. Daniel Cameron, Kentucky’s attorney general, released a statement this week saying the investigation was still ongoing.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Snow women’s soccer moves up to No. 6 in national rankings; men win 3 games in a week

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah-The Snow College women’s soccer team improved to No. 6 in the nation after winning four matches and tying one this past week. In the five contests, the Badgers scored 21 goals while only conceding 1.The Badgers’ next match-up will be against Colorado Northwestern Community College on September 26 at 3 p.m. at Craig, Colo.The Snow College men’s soccer team won three of their last five match-ups this last week, losing the two games by only a goal. The Badgers outscored their opponents 14 goals to 6 in the span of the last five games.Head coach Nuno Gourgel recognized that while there are still improvements to be made, the Badgers have a lot of potential to go far come playoff time.The men’s team will also face Colorado Northwestern Community College on September 26 at 1 p.m. at Craig, Colo. Tags: Colorado Northwestern/Nuno Gorgel/Snow College men’s soccer/Snow College women’s soccer September 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Snow women’s soccer moves up to No. 6 in national rankings; men win 3 games in a week Brad James Written bylast_img read more

Ocean City Happenings: Pageant Week, Beach Boys Concerts

first_imgGet ready for the Miss Crustacean Beauty Pageant in Ocean City on Wednesday, when hermit crabs vie for the crown and a trip down a flower-decorated runway, like the one pictured here. The original beauty contest for crustaceans returns as an evening event this year. In an annual tradition, Ocean City celebrates the beauty of hermit crabs with contestants vying for the coveted Cucumber Rind Cup. All families, kids, businesses and organizations are invited to enter their crustacean in the wacky competition on Wednesday, August 15. The pageant begins at 6 p.m. on the beach at Sixth Street with registration for competitors opening at 5:30 p.m. The pageant promotes responsible ownership of hermit crabs and features them displayed in elaborately themed dioramas. The winner gets to travel a flowery runway to take her reign. “Ocean City is the only place in the world where you’ll see a crustacean beauty pageant,” event founder Mark Soifer said with his usual sense of understatement.The pageant is followed immediately by the annual Hermit Crab Races with the speediest crustaceans competing for the King of Klutz Plaque. Both events are free to watch or join. For more information, call 609-399-6111. Little Miss Ocean City 2018 Ginger Mumman will pass the crown to the next Little Miss Friday night.The Little Miss Ocean City Pageant starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at the Ocean City Music Pier. The pageant will include more than 18 girls ages 8 to 11 competing in talent and other categories. This year’s pageant includes a Hawaiian theme. Reigning Little Miss Ginger Mumman will crown her successor at the conclusion of the pageant. Tickets for the event are $10 and will be available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or by calling 609-399-6111.The Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Contestants will compete in interview, talent, evening gown and onstage question in a pageant with a “Dancing Queen” theme. Junior Miss Ocean City 2018 Hope Aita will crown her successor after a dynamic year of service. Junior Miss Ocean City serves as an ambassador for the City of Ocean City at iconic traditions like Night in Venice, Pamper Scamper, Baby Parade, Christmas Parade, Wacky Wednesday activities and more.Contestants range in age from 12 to 15 and are either year-round residents in Ocean City, attend or have graduated from Ocean City High School, or are the daughters of Ocean City property owners. Like the Little Miss Pageant, tickets for the event are $10 and will be available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or by calling 609-399-6111. Hope Aita is Junior Miss Ocean City 2018 until Saturday when she passes the crown to the 2019 Junior Miss.Wacky Wednesday (August 15):  Paperclip Sculpting and Little Miss/Mister Chaos and Miss/Mister Miscellaneous are the events this week. Use your creativity to shape and sculpt paper clips into your very own unique masterpiece. The contest is free and open to all ages. As the sculptors work, who will win the titles of Miss and Mister Miscellaneous? This hidden and unique talent competition is for anyone over the age of 6. Judges are looking for unusual and unique talents.Plus, Little Miss and Little Mister Chaos, which requires boys and girls from 3 to 5 years of age to make as much noise as possible by banging on supplied pots and pans. Contest is free and open to all ages. Start time is 10:30 a.m. at the Music Pier. For more information, call 609-399-6111. Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert (August 15): The Ocean City Pops Orchestra celebrates Jerry Herman, a legendary songsmith and a master of the show tune. From “Hello, Dolly” and “Mame” to “La Cage Aux Folles,” Herman has lit up Broadway for decades with toe-tapping, soul-stirring musical moments. Now, he’s sharing his legacy with a new generation, a cast of New York’s top Broadway and concert vocalists celebrating the songs and the stories of one of the giants of musical theater. The show is at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets for the event are $20 and $25 and available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or by calling 609-399-6111.Summer Book Sale (August 18): Used hardbacks, paperbacks and audio items for sale. Sponsored by the Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library, the sale is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the atrium outside the Ocean City Free Public Library at 1735 Simpson Avenue. Visit friendsvolunteersocfpl.com for more information. Guts & Glory 5K Run/Walk (August 19): This 5-kilometer event benefits the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Early registration ($25) includes a T-shirt. Day of event sign-ups are $30. The course starts and ends at the Ocean City Community Center at 1735 Simpson Avenue. For more information, visit crohnscolitisfoundation.org or call 646-276-1732.“The Best of Opera to Broadway” (August 19): The Ocean City Pops concert on Sunday will be conducted by Vince Lee with soloists Cody Austin and Larisa Martinez. “Our Three Tenors” favorite Cody Austin makes his exciting return to the Music Pier alongside debuting Soprano sensation Larisa Martinez, who is fresh off of a concert performance tour with Andrea Bocelli.This concert has lots of laughs, along with a few surprises, including a fiery Spanish-language Zarzuela and a finale that will bring the house down. Tickets for the event are $18 and $20 and available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or by calling 609-399-6111.The Beach Boys perform in Ocean City at the Music Pier August 20 and 21. (www.oceancity.com)The Beach Boys (August 20 and 21): The Beach Boys return to the Music Pier, bringing their feel-good summertime pop classics to Ocean City for four great shows in two nights. The concerts begin at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets start at $59.50. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster, call 1-800-745-3000 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office.last_img read more

Plenty of mid-December activity

first_imgA tufted titmouse having no problem in a rain shower in Wilton. (Photo by Jim Knox)A black-capped chickadee taking a holiday pose in Wilton. (Photo by Jim Knox)A bobcat on the prowl in Stratton. (Photo by Jim Knox)This bobcat finally noticed me and jumped a snow bank, although it just had to take another look! In Stratton. (Photo by Jim Knox)Is that an alligator in the pond? lol (Photo by Linda Rungi)Canada geese at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Photo by Tom Oliver)Female pileated woodpecker in Wilton. (Photo by Tom Oliver)Blue jay in Wilton. (Photo by Tom Oliver)Northern shrike at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Photo by Tom Oliver)Frozen over big in Maine looks like the frozen tundra in Siberia when I traveled there by sled and jeep. (Photo by Jane Knox)Morning sunrise signals a mixed wintery day. (Photo by Jane Knox)Gulls scratching through the ice for a morsel to eat. (Photo by Jane Knox)Tis’ the season and Little Red’s been extremely busy adding holiday cheer to his neighborhood. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)He double checks to be sure everything is just right. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)He found a perfect spot for his bell. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Afterwards he checked to be sure it was hanging straight. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)A close inspection was last on Little Red’s list. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Before heading home, he discovered the meaning of slippery. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Then, Little Red called it a day and headed home. The End. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Blue jay shows off the holiday decor in the snack bar. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Chickadee stopped by to enjoy the decorations. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Followed by Nuthatch. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Not to be left out, Titmouse came, too. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Lastly, Red-bellied Woodpecker came calling to see what all the excitement was about. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Red-bellied Woodpecker flew off after finding a treat in the snow. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Blue jay chose a snowy breakfast. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Getting bluejays to line up is much more difficult than herding cats. Many thanks to our feathered and furry friends who bring a bit of humor and joy to our daily lives. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)last_img read more

This Band Made A Hilarious Space-Themed Music Video For $50 Using Only Duct Tape And Sheer Force Of Will

first_imgIn March, the New England-based quartet Primate Fiasco released their latest album Massachusetts Winter, a fittingly eccentric album for a band consisting primarily of tuba, tenor banjo, accordion, and drums. Primate Fiasco started as an acoustic street band, and the spontaneity of their origins shines through in their music. It’s also clear after listening to them for a track or two that the group basks in the bizarre, with a fairly fearless sound that steals inspiration from across a great range of genres while still remaining uniquely them.Today, on this high holy day, we’re revisiting Primate Fiasco’s music video for “Astronauts,” a hilarious low-budget project that shows the band as astronauts launching into outer space, placing a flag down on the moon, and meeting some new extraterrestrial friends along the way. With the entirety of the video created over the course of a day and the total cost ringing in at around $50 dollars, Primate Fiasco’s video for “Astronauts” is a campy masterpiece that needs to be appreciated. “The song itself is more about socialism vs capitalism than about space, but the space race played such a pivotal role in the cold war, I let that show a little,” says Dave Russo, resident banjo player for Primate Fiasco, though for the music video, he notes, “We wanted to keep a low-budget homemade aesthetic in order to look like a childish astronaut pipe-dream.”And achieve this aesthetic they did, creating a perfectly ludicrous space adventure for about $50 and a day of their time. Russo spoke on how they cut down costs for the video: “We used the same camera equipment that we already owned for shooting concerts and shot the entire thing in our jam space and in a neighborhood parking lot right after a snow storm. Props were pretty much cardboard and duct tape. We originally had more realistic costumes and props underway, but thought they looked too real and decided to scale it down for both comical and conceptual qualities.” He also notes, “It’s fun to know that the smoke in the launch scene was from the same bong that is weightlessly floating around the cockpit later in the video.”You can enjoy Primate Fiasco’s music video for “Astronaut” below, or get high and spacey with them in person when they hit The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT on Friday or American Beauty in NYC on Saturday. You can also check out their website for more information and additional tour dates on their website here.last_img read more

A break to explore

first_imgMost folks don’t spend much time contemplating the computer mouse. It’s just another piece of technology that takes up desk space, and what little attention it gets usually comes when it breaks.A handful of Harvard graduate students, postdocs, and staffers, however, now have a new respect for the engineering behind the lowly mouse, because they built one from scratch.As part of the fifth annual [email protected], a series of more than 100 classes, seminars, and training sessions offered to students in Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences during semester break, a workshop introduced participants to the many uses of Arduino microcontrollers, through a project in which they built and programmed working computer mice.“It was a pleasant surprise to find workshops like this being held,” said Alp Sipahigil, a fourth-year graduate student in physics, who attended the session who attended the session at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “I knew about Arduino devices, and had been looking for a chance to try them out, so this was a great chance to learn how they work in a short amount of time.”The January offerings are designed to give students a chance to escape the lab or the library and spend time exploring subjects that might not otherwise appear in a Harvard course catalog, from the biology of superheroes to the connection between neuroscience and magic. Some programs offer opportunities for professional development and social interaction.Along with workshops aimed at developing technological skills, the GSAS partnered with the Office of Career Services to highlight professional development programs, including sessions on making the transition to a nonacademic career and expanding professional networks using online social media tools.For Yasmine Meroz, a postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of L. Mahadevan, the Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics, the workshop proved both fun and an important opportunity to learn skills she can use in the lab.As part of a study examining plants and phototaxis, the phenomenon in which plants grow in the direction of a light source, Meroz plans to use an Arduino controller to manipulate light sources around plants.“I’m a theoretician, so this is something I never thought I would do, ever,” she said. “This is a great opportunity because this is exactly what I need to know for the experiment. Otherwise, I would need to learn it all by myself, and it would take ages. This is perfect. I think for any experimentalist of any kind, understanding how microcontrollers work … it’s like having a computer. You can do anything with it.”Among the other events offered to students this month was a forum at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that explored ways to develop innovative assessment techniques in the classroom.In a session led by Gary Sherman, a research fellow at the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching, participants reviewed various grading techniques — including absolute grading, grading on a curve, and pass/fail — and the advantages or disadvantages each offered.Among the newest grading models is multi-choice assessment, an idea Sherman described as a “choose-your-own-adventure” model for students. Rather than simply taking tests or writing papers, students have the ability to pick and choose from a menu of assignments, and are awarded points for completing each. Their grade is then calculated based on the number of points they amass.“There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to these questions,” Sherman said. “Our goal here is to give you the tools you can use in your toolbox.”For Shane Campbell-Staton, who led a class titled “The Biology of Superheroes: Exploring the Limits of Form and Function,” the monthlong break was an opportunity to explore how his childhood passion for comic books and superheroes intersects with cutting-edge biology.“As I’ve gone through academia and gained an in-depth understanding of biology, I’ve been thinking about comic books and the extreme phenotypes that exist there — things like super strength or super speed — and I realized they bring up a number of issues that scientists are thinking in depth about,” he said. “Whether or not you’re into comic books, people love superheroes, so I thought that would be a good grounding point to pull people into the scientific literature.”For Sipahigil, the depth and breadth of activities in January are part of what makes Harvard special.“It’s amazing,” he said. “I hope these activities continue to grow. The variety of courses is already very impressive, but it’s getting better and better each year.”last_img read more

Globe team tells story behind race in Boston stories

first_imgIs Boston racist? That’s the simplest version of the question discussed Monday at the Kennedy School by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a professor of history, race, and public policy, and a group of Boston Globe spotlight team journalists whose December series examining race in Boston was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting.But as the Globe team quickly noted, the report sought to reveal the complex reality behind that question — and the challenges that lie ahead.The series of seven articles, gathered under the heading “Boston. Racism. Image. Reality,” uncovered uncomfortable truths underlying nearly all aspects of life in the greater metropolitan area, and compared Boston both with other cities and with its own past.Boston is the whitest of the nation’s 10 largest metropolitan areas, the Globe reported. And while many Bostonians would like to think the city’s reputation is strictly a product of the ’70s busing era and its episodes of virulent racism, reality is more damning. The Seaport District, the city’s newest area of major development, has been built with more than $18 billion in public funds, yet it remains one of the whitest areas of the city, from its construction workers and contractors up through its business owners and new residents.The Globe team of editor Patricia Wen, columnist Adrian Walker, and reporter Todd Wallack were invited to HKS by an anti-racism student coalition not only to elaborate on these findings, but also to discuss the impetus behind the series and explore its repercussions. Spotlight members Akilah Johnson and Nicole Dungca joined the 90-minute conversation.,The series, Wen explained, was prompted by comments in the national media. Comedian Michael Che’s crack about the Super Bowl, in which he referred to Boston as the “most racist city in America,” was only the latest.“We weren’t sure if it was image or reality,” said Wen. “Is it just an image problem, with busing so calcified in people’s memory? Or are we not really different and we deserve the extremely bad reputation that we have? That’s what made us plunge into data.”The paper assembled a racially diverse team to tackle the subject.“This is not representative of the Globe,” Wen said. “But we felt it was important.” (The Globe’s newsroom is about 7 percent African-American, said Wallack.)The result: “tense, frank moments where we went back and forth with language and tone — what to leave in and what to cut out,” said Johnson. Even the headline was roundly debated. Although some top editors wanted “Is Boston Racist?,” the reporters doing the work successfully argued against the idea as superficial, with the potential to attract derision that would distract from their findings.Muhammad asked the journalists what surprised them in their findings.Walker, whose columns often address issues of race, noted gaps between “How we think of ourselves and the reality,” adding: “Everything was a bit worse than we thought it would be.” Wallack agreed. “The absence of people of color in so many communities was even more extreme than I realized.”,The scope of the findings stood out. “One of the powerful points of the series is that you are presented with so much data that you can’t say, ‘Oh, black people just don’t work hard enough to get into this university,’” said Johnson, adding that the series looked at 25 universities. “That represents systems that are actively keeping people out. Keeping people from engaging in a meaningful way.”The team discussed what this disparity means in terms of the city’s overall success. Hospitals have trouble luring talented doctors who aren’t white, for example, and law firms can’t recruit top African-American attorneys. “We’re leaving money on the table,” said Wallack.Despite the apparent lack of progress, the journalists noted, there has been change.“The percentage of black people in the city of Boston hasn’t changed much, but you have more people here who come from somewhere else, and a large percentage of people who are Latino or Asian,” said Wen.  “I’ve been really impressed with how people seem eager and ready for a more candid discussion.”“It used to be when you wrote about race, people would go crazy,” said Walker. “Now only some people go crazy. That has been heartening.”The challenge, the team agreed, lies in how willing Bostonians are to make changes — including financial investments — to create a more diverse city.  In a way, the city’s sense of itself as a bastion of education and liberal thought plays against real and lasting growth, cautioned Muhammad, citing “the arrogance of liberals who always think they’re on the right side of history.”“Liberal racism,” agreed Wen. “That is at the core of the Boston problem.”last_img read more

Israel opens embassy in UAE, expanding new relations

first_imgJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it has opened its embassy in the United Arab Emirates. The move follows last year’s U.S.-brokered agreement to establish full diplomatic ties with the Gulf country. Israel’s Foreign Ministry said the embassy would be in a temporary office while a permanent location is prepared. Eitan Na’eh, a veteran Israeli diplomat, will serve as the head of mission. The UAE was the first of four Arab countries to establish or renew ties with Israel under a series of agreements brokered by the Trump administration.last_img read more

The Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia sent an Open Letter to the Supervisory Board of Jadran dd

first_imgToday, the Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia sent an Open Letter to the President of the Supervisory Board of Jadran dd Crikvenica, which we are transmitting in its entirety.” At the time when it was known and publicly announced on the CERP website that the pension funds PBZ Croatia osiguranje and ERSTE PLAVI had made a binding offer for the purchase of shares in Jadran dd; when it was known that their offered price was almost 6 million higher than the initial established price; that in the binding offer the bidders, ie pension funds undertook, in accordance with the invitation, to recapitalize in the amount of HRK 200 million within 6 months from the day of concluding the Agreement on sale and transfer of shares, the Supervisory Board of Jadran dd whose president you are based on the Decision of UV CERP, and based on the proposal of the Ministry of Tourism CLASS: 334-05 / 17-05 / 8, Reg. No .: 529-04-18-7 of 19 January 2018, unanimously appointed Peru as the President of the Management Board of Jadran dd Matić, and Marija Galjanić Sovar as a member of the Management Board.And it would not be worrying if the Contracts with the new Management were not concluded for 4 years and if, at least it is speculated, millions in severance pay were not agreed in case of early termination of such Contracts. We believed that there was an agreement between the current and future owners of Jadran dd, ie between the Ministry of State Property, ie the Ministry of Tourism and Pension Funds, which submitted binding offers. However, at the request of the Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia from 15.02. 2018, which was sent to the Minister of State Property Goran Marić and representatives of pension funds who made a binding offer to Mr. Dubravko Štimac and Mr. Petar Vlaić, representatives of pension funds responded for the second day “that it is in their interest that when they take possession of shares in very soon to establish an appropriate management structure of the Adriatic “, and that they have already sent you, as the President of the Supervisory Board, a letter” to take everything necessary to convene the Assembly of the Company as soon as possible to set up a new Supervisory Board “, and the appointment of a new Supervisory Board does not assume any obligations or undertake activities that could have consequences for the future operations of the Company, other than those necessary for day-to-day operations ”. It was emphasized that they mean “activities in the field of human resources, taking on future obligations to suppliers and the like.”The Minister of State Property, Mr. Goran Marić, is implementing everything he announced earlier regarding the privatization of Jadran dd, saying that the privatization of Jadran is going on despite strong pressures, and according to media reports, his ministry has nothing to do with the scandalous appointments of the new Adriatic Administration. sales company. We as a Union have no reason not to believe his words.Is it possible that you then on your own initiative, without strict written instructions from the owner’s representatives, appointed a new Adriatic Administration for 4 years? Is it possible that the stories that you signed contracts with them are true, in which millions in severance pay are agreed in the event of early termination of the contract? Because, if that is the case, then we have the right to suspect that this is an organized undertaking with the aim of extracting millions from severance pay at the expense of Jadran dd, and then SIKD will call the State Attorney’s Office and Uskok to reconsider.Mr. Basic,Have you informed the Management Board of Jadran dd about the requests of the new owners that any Decisions, except those based on daily operations, are not acceptable? We ask because the new Management Board appoints new people to various positions, changes the organization of the Company, and with its actions and Decisions creates new obligations to the Adriatic, which could ultimately lead to a decrease in the value of the Company.You are the most relevant person along with other members of the Supervisory Board who currently represent the current owner of Jadran dd and as such, the most responsible person for all activities carried out in Jadran dd, so we will, in case of obligations to the Company, which could affect the position of employees Jadrana dd to request that you be liable for the incurred liabilities (which include possible severance pay) as members of the Supervisory Board with your assets.With respect,President of SIKD, Bruno Bulić  “last_img read more

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