Three new partners at property consultancy

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Three new partners at property consultancy previous nextAgencies & PeopleThree new partners at property consultancyThe Negotiator1st October 20190114 Views Salisbury-based property consultancy Myddelton & Major has appointed three new partners. Sarah Cull, Tim Haine and Rachael Wythe are promoted at the independent firm, founded in 1903. Myddelton & Major Senior Partner Philip Holford said, “Congratulations to Sarah, Tim and Rachael on this rightfully deserved promotion for which they have worked so hard.“We pride ourselves on the quality of the people we hire and I can truthfully say that these three are exceptional employees – professional, efficient and personable. Sarah, Tim and Rachael have the capability to meet challenges head on and I have every confidence they will all take any new responsibilities in their stride and continue to give a diligent, dedicated and attentive service to clients.”Sarah, Partner in Residential Sales, joined Myddelton & Major in 1999 said, “I am delighted with this promotion, I still get a complete buzz from achieving sales and helping clients through the sales process in a particularly stressful time – guiding them to a successful conclusion.”Tim, Partner in Commercial, who joined Myddelton & Major in 2015, is an experienced MRICS surveyor, said, “I am grateful to be awarded this promotion. I will continue to build strong effective relationships with clients, tenants and suppliers.”Rachael, also Partner in Commercial and an MRICS surveyor, began with Myddelton & Major in 2014. She said, “I’m excited to be given this new role and appreciate the opportunity to serve the firm in the best possible way.”Sarah Cull Tim Haine Rachael Wythe Philip Holford Myddelton & Major October 1, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Adjunct Faculty in Math (Bard Early College New Orleans)

first_imgThe Bard Early Colleges, tuition-free, satellite campuses of BardCollege operated through partnerships with public school systems,are founded on the belief that many high-school-age students areeager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a collegeeducation.Employer Website: https://apply.interfolio.com/78616Bard Early College New Orleans (BECNO), a partnership between BardCollege and the Louisiana Department of Education invitesapplications for an adjunct faculty position in the Sciences,teaching both lab-based and seminar style courses for the 2021-2022academic year.Candidates with expertise in any area of mathematics will beconsidered, but we are particularly interested in faculty able toteach Calculus I & II, College Algebra, and Pre-Calculus. Weare also interested in computer science electives. We are seekingeducators with a commitment to social justice, who are passionateabout their fields of study, and interested in working to advanceequity through rigorous curricula made accessible to students withvaried academic preparation. Candidate must show a demonstratedproficiency and interest in teaching high school. Candidates whowill have a Ph.D. at the time of employment, or who are ABD, withhigh school and/or college teaching experience are preferred.Bard Early College in New Orleans engages bright, intellectuallycurious students through a tuition-free, immersive liberal artscurriculum offered to students in the last two years of highschool. By promoting authentic and supportive undergraduateopportunities, Bard Early College faculty and staff preparestudents of all academic backgrounds for further college success.Across our network, the Bard Early Colleges enable talented andhighly motivated students to complete a high school diplomaalongside an Associate of Arts degree from Bard College. Ouracademic program emphasizes student-led learning in smallseminar-style classes. We offer team-based intentional support forour non-traditional students, and a culture of collaborativepedagogical development for our teachers. We are looking forcandidates with familiarity using participatory pedagogy, a focuson interdisciplinarity in their curricular design, and ademonstrated commitment to promoting diverse working and learningenvironments.We are planning an in-person Fall semester with the possibility ofgoing remote depending on CDC guidelines. The faculty member shouldbe comfortable with teaching a hybrid course as some students mayonly be able to access the course remotely.We also ask our adjunct faculty to allot one hour of office hoursper course per week. The Fall semester begins August 2nd, 2021. Afull-day orientation for adjuncts will be scheduled the week ofJuly 26th.To apply, send a letter of interest and curriculum via: http://apply.interfolio.com/78616Review of applications to begin immediately.Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcomeapplications from those who contribute to our diversity. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physicaldisability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationalorigin, familial status, veteran status, or geneticinformation.Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, andreasonable accommodation for all individuals in employmentpractices, services, programs, and activities.AA/EOElast_img read more

Oxford vice chancellor slams Brexit research funding proposals

first_imgOxford vice chancellor Louise Richardson has condemned current government Brexit proposals, warning that the UK is set to miss out on billions of EU research funding.Richardson said the “pay-as-you-go” proposals risk an “enormous loss” to research, and warned that the UK could lose its reputation in the scientific community if it cut ties with the EU.Speaking to the British Irish Chamber of Commerce conference, Richardson said: “The reality is that between 2007 and 2013 the UK contributed £5.4bn to the EU to support research, development and innovation while over the same period we received £8.8bn under the EU research framework programme budget.“So post-Brexit the pay-as-you-go system as has been proposed – a system where the UK gets out only as much as it puts in to research funding – represents an enormous loss to us.”Richardson told the conference that swathes of UK research, from cancer vaccines to sports science, would suffer.“I would call on the UK government to make it a priority in the Brexit negotiations that our universities continue to have the strongest possible relationship with the EU.”Richardson argued that with finance, agriculture and other sectors likely to suffer as a result of Brexit, research and innovation would become more critical to the British economy.“I think we are all in trouble as a result of the referendum. We know how much our reputation depends upon our research partnerships and collaborations, in everything from artificial intelligence to zoology.“Many of these partnerships, which are supported through EU research programmes, are threatened by Brexit.”Last term, Cherwell revealed that the EU provides over half of the external research funding for several Oxford departments.The data also showed that EU funding to University departments in 2016/17 had increased by more than 8% over two years.last_img read more

COMPLIMENTARY OBITUARIES NOW IN CITY-COUNTY OBSERVER

first_imgCOMPLIMENTARY OBITUARIES NOW IN CITY-COUNTY OBSERVER As you might have already noticed, the City-County Observer has made a serious effort in 2019 to provide complimentary obituaries to our readers. We feel it is our duty to honor the memory of the deceased and relay this information to the community without charging any fees.  We are pleased that we are in a position to help grieving family members during their time of need by publishing the obituaries of their loved ones at no costs.With that being said, we would like to take a moment to thank the following local funeral homes that have helped make our vision possible:Alexander Funeral Homes (Evansville And Newburgh)Ziemer Funeral Homes (Evansville)Scheider Funeral Home (Mt. Vernon)Koehler Funeral Home (Boonville And Chandler)Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel (Evansville And Henderson)Titzer Funeral Homes (Evansville-Newburgh)Pierre Funeral Home (Evansville)BOONE Funeral Home (Evansville)We look forward to adding one more funeral home in one obituary section in the near future. If you or anyone you know has influence with Browning FUNERAL Home we encourage you to ask them to contact the City-County Observer so we can discuss with them about putting their complimentary obituaries in our paper.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Indiana Reaches Medicaid Fraud Settlement With Pharmaceutical Company Novo Nordisk, Inc.

first_img Attorney General Curtis Hill today announced that Indiana reached an agreement in principle with Novo Nordisk, Inc. – a pharmaceutical company known for insulin manufacturing.The signed agreement settles allegations that Novo Nordisk failed to comply with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) required Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) for the company’s Type II diabetes medication Victoza.When Victoza was approved in 2010, the FDA required REMS to lessen the potential risk of a rare form of cancer in humans who take the drug. The cancer is called Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (MTC) and the REMS required that Novo Nordisk included information about Victoza and the potential risk of MTC to physicians.Any failure to comply with the REMS such as failure to accurately communicate potential risks means the drug is misbranded, according to the law. Novo Nordisk’s failure to do so resulted in a $46.5 million settlement with the federal government and states to resolve claims under the False Claims Act. The penalty resolves allegations that Novo Nordisk submitted false claims from 2010 to 2014 to federal healthcare programs for Victoza by arming its salesforce with messages that could result in a false or misleading impression with physicians that the potential risk of MTC was irrelevant or unimportant by encouraging the use of Victoza and sale of it to patients who did not have Type II diabetes.The federal government will receive $43,129,026 and state Medicaid programs will receive $3,320,963. Indiana Medicaid will receive $155,101.The settlement resolves six lawsuits filed under the whistleblower provision of the federal FCA and the Indiana Medicaid FCA, which permit private parties to file suit on behalf of the federal government and the State for false claims and share in a portion of the government’s recovery.A National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units Team participated in the settlement negotiations on behalf of the states and included representatives from the Offices of the Attorneys General, Medicaid Fraud Control Units for Texas California, Nevada, and Rhode Island in addition to Indiana.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Mishawaka Police looking for suspect in attack on 7-11 clerk

first_img Facebook Previous articleElkhart County buildings to open next weekNext articleJeremiah Ware sentenced to 30 years in shooting Tommie Lee WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – May 13, 2020 5 561 (Tom Franklin/95.3 MNC) Police in Mishawaka are looking for a man suspected of assaulting a 7-11 clerk who told him he needed to wear a mask in the store. It happened at the North Main Street location Wednesday morning around 9 a.m.The police say the man came in to buy a cup of coffee and was told he couldn’t be served because he wasn’t wearing a mask. The man threw the coffee at the woman behind the counter, and punched and kicked her when he was asked to leave.The suspect is described as a light skinned black male in his early 20s with small dreadlocks, around 5’9″ and weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing jeans with holes in them and a dark gray coat with a hood with bright blue tennis shoes. Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Mishawaka Police looking for suspect in attack on 7-11 clerk Pinterest Google+ Facebook Twitter IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitterlast_img read more

Matador! Soul Sounds Releases “Go On, Love” Video & Fall Tour Dates

first_imgMake sure to check out the label’s launch party, which will take place at Cervantes’ in Denver on September 28th. Furthermore, Matador! Soul Sounds has paired this release with the announcement of a number of new tour dates following their upcoming European run. See below for the details on the group’s newly added performances. For more information, head to the band’s website.Matador! Soul Sounds Upcoming Tour Dates:7/12 @ Saint Paul Soul Jazz Festival – France7/19 @ Los Huesos De Portobello – Santandre, Spain7/20 @ Sala Biribay – Logrono, Spain7/21 @ Clamores Club – Madrid, Spain7/25 @ Ciclo Huerta De Las Delicias – Palenica, Spain7/27 @ Imagina Funk Festival – Torres-Torres, Spain9/26 @ Public House – Crested Butte, CO9/27 @ Shakedown Bar – Vail, CO9/28 @ Cervante’s Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO9/29 @ The Old Town Pub – Steamboat Springs, CO9/30 @ Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, CO10/4 @ Lost on Main – Chico, CA Matador! Soul Sounds has been taking the world by storm. Since debuting the project at Brooklyn Comes Alive in 2017, the powerhouse funk-soul-jazz-fusion act has kept themselves busy, releasing their debut album, Get Ready, in March and continually captivating audiences across the country. Today, Matador! Soul Sounds has big news for fans, releasing the debut video for their song, “Go On, Love” and announcing a number of fall tour dates in the United States.For those unfamiliar, the band features a dream lineup of virtuosic players including guitarist Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds), drummer Alan Evans (Soulive), keyboardist Chris Spies, and bassist Kevin Scott. With this powerful musical foundation at its core, the band is rounded out by two stunning vocalists, Kimberly Dawson (Pimps of Joytime) and Adryon de León (Orgone). The combination of these key players in the scene is explosive, and the group is rapidly earning critical acclaim both in the U.S. and abroad.With an ever-growing songbook, Kevin Scott explained to us why the band has so easily gelled together, “To write and record with these guys is so easy it’s scary. Everyone brings their own vibe to what they contribute to the song. Everyone has enough experience to know when to listen and when to contribute.”“Go On, Love” is one of the standout tracks from the band’s rapidly growing catalog of originals. Initially premiered on Live For Live Music in April, the track shows the group at its finest. Rife with hypnotic grooves and soulful vocal acrobatics, the song is a triumph, highlighting the broad range of the band’s musical prowess.As Alan Evans described, “This song is a perfect example of why I love this band so much.  Everyone has such distinct personalities and voices that I could clearly feel and hear when I wrote the music for this song.  I also knew Kim and Adryon would come up with the perfect melodic and lyrical content. I love this song, this band, and I know you will too!”“Al came through with a solid rhythm idea, and Kim and I ran with it. My personal favorite Matador recording to date!” elaborated Adryon de Leon.As for the new music video for Matador! Soul Sounds’ “Go On, Love”, the video finds the members of Matador! Soul Sounds performing in Color Red studios—Eddie Roberts’ recently launched multi-media platform and recording studio in his home of Denver, Colorado. The music video, produced and edited by J. Mimna Productions, showcases these exciting new facilities and depicts the band doing its thing in a stripped-down and authentic way.Eddie Roberts is clearly in a period of deeply creative momentum. In the past year he’s founded both Color Red and Matador! Soul Sounds. As he told us, “This song and video represent the coming together of many things for me. My new band, recording a new song, in my new studio, for my new label. This was the culmination of months of work and is the very first recording in Color Red Studios for Color Red Records. It also happens to be a beautiful song written by Alan, Kim, and Adryon!”Live For Live Music is proud to be a media partner for this video, which was officially premiered under Color Red’s banner. You can check out the new music video for Matador! Soul Sounds’ “Go On, Love” below.last_img read more

A boost for city students

first_img Hear more about the mission and impact of the Crimson Summer Academy from CSA Director Maxine Rodburg, a CSA mentor, and a student participant. When Jefferson Correia arrived at Syracuse University as a freshman, he sat in a large lecture hall with the school’s dean, along with hundreds of others in the incoming class. When they were asked what they hoped to pursue, several of his peers said finance “because their father was in investment banking,” or because they hoped one day to take over the family business, Correia recalled.“I am sitting there thinking, ‘My dad is a cook … what am I doing here?’ But then, at the same time, because I’d gone through the Crimson Summer Academy [CSA] … I knew I could succeed, because I already did it at CSA. So if I did it once, I could do it again.”Correia, who graduated from Syracuse in 2011, took part in an Askwith Forum at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on Tuesday along with five other alumni from CSA, an intense academic and college preparatory program founded by Harvard in 2003 to support high-achieving high school students from Boston and Cambridge.The initiative, whose curriculum is based on the theme of students as citizens, brings 30 of them to campus over three consecutive summers for classes, field trips, cultural activities, and discussions with Harvard professors. The program, which is funded by the President’s Office at Harvard University, includes a yearlong mentoring component with Harvard College students and CSA alumni. Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a $3,000 scholarship to use at the college or university of their choice.“The culture that has been created at the academy, it’s palpable,” said CSA Director Maxine Rodburg. “This incredibly positive community that supports each other, that lifts each other up, that reaches out — it’s really quite remarkable.”Each graduate had a story about that supportive community. One participant said his CSA experience helped him express himself more freely. Another turned to a CSA friend and mentor for support during a rough freshman year. Others said they were inspired by their challenging summer classes and returned to high school energized and a step ahead in math and writing. And all made long-lasting friendships, and went on to top colleges and universities.Bates College President Clayton Spencer, Harvard’s former vice president for policy who helped to design the College’s current financial aid program during her Harvard tenure, was a driving force behind CSA. During the discussion, Spencer explained how the initiative began as a national pipeline program envisioned by onetime Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers, but quickly morphed into a multiyear initiative with a residential component at the urging of Rodburg, who was director of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Writing Center.“[Maxine said] ‘If you want to do something that really changes lives, this needs to be a local program. It needs to draw from Boston and Cambridge’s most challenging public schools, and [the students] need to come every summer after ninth grade.’“I knew we had a really powerful program from the beginning.”The numbers attest to its success. Ninety percent of CSA graduates have completed college or are on track to do so in four or five years. Another powerful proof of the initiative’s long-term impact comes from those who attended the academy, a closely connected group known as “Crimson scholars.”Gabrielle Farrell said her drive to excel in college and try new things has much do with the confidence she gained at CSA. At one point, Farrell waved to Harvard President Drew Faust, a fellow Bryn Mawr alumna who was seated in the front row of the lecture hall.“Without the CSA, I would never have grasped onto the concept that writing is transformative, and it’s constantly changing. … I remember constantly running back to Maxine for guidance with that, and it all has to do with confidence, and CSA instills that confidence in us.”Andria Bhagwandeen, now a junior at Bates, had a transformative moment during her early days with the CSA program. She remembered her high school English teacher calling her “one of the best writers” she had seen. But when Bhagwandeen arrived at CSA, she failed her first essay assignment three times.“It was at that moment I realized how important CSA became to me in … shaping my academics. Quite honestly, I don’t know where I would have ended up if I didn’t come to CSA. It really paved a whole new way for me to go, and that’s what I’m really thankful for.”For Wesleyan University student Kwame Adams, traveling to see colleges with other CSA participants and meeting with students on various campuses helped him feel more comfortable with the college application process, and with applying to top-tier schools.“Being able to go to those places, eat in a dining hall and talk to a panel of students, and hear from professors … eased our fears and let us know, ‘You can do this. You can be here.’”The Crimson Academy is one of Harvard’s efforts to support students from modest economic backgrounds. In addition to a comprehensive financial aid package to support undergraduates, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) recently announced the rollout of a new initiative, the Harvard College Connection, which is designed to bolster existing efforts to encourage low-income students to apply to Harvard and other selective colleges and universities.The new program will use social media, video, and other Web-based communications to connect with high school students.  Harvard admissions officers already travel to more than 140 cities and towns each year — many in low-income areas — to meet with potential students, parents, and guidance counselors.There is a continuing need to reach those students, experts agree. Recent research conducted by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Christopher Avery and his Stanford collaborator Caroline M. Hoxby showed that high-achieving high school students from limited backgrounds aren’t generally applying to elite institutions, in part because they have little exposure to peers attending such schools, or they are unaware of the broad financial aid packages available.Avery, the Roy E. Larsen Professor of Public Policy and Management, is working with Harvard on the College Connection initiative, and is also involved with gathering feedback from CSA alumni about the summer program.The Crimson Summer Academylast_img read more

Data Protection Complexity – The Enemy of Innovation

first_imgFew would argue that organizations are becoming increasingly dependent on data to fuel innovation, drive new revenue streams and provide deep insight into the needs of their customers, partners and stakeholders. Yet despite the increased investments to safeguard data and keep mission-critical application services highly available across multi-cloud environments, we are witnessing a steady uptick in application downtime and data loss across organizations of all sizes. This is resulting in lost revenue, lost employee productivity and lost opportunities.According to the 2020 Global Data Protection Index (GDPI) snapshot survey, 82 percent of the respondents reported experiencing a disruptive event in the past 12 months – meaning they experienced downtime, data loss or both – up from 76 percent in the 2019 GDPI survey. The average annual costs of data loss in this 12-month period exceeded $1M, slightly higher from the year prior, while the costs of downtime surged by 54 percent, $810k in 2019 vs $520k in 2018.What’s behind this trend of persistent digital disruption? Certainly, the ongoing proliferation of data and application services across edge locations, core data center and multi-cloud environments is making it very challenging for IT organizations to ensure data is continuously protected, compliant and secure.Compounding IT complexity is the continued evolution of application services themselves. Organizations are moving toward faster, more agile ways of deploying applications to market – containers, SaaS and cloud-native applications are altering the dynamics of how data is protected.Likewise, distributed edge technologies like IoT are driving unprecedented data volumes as smart cities, autonomous vehicles, medical devices and sensors of virtually every kind imaginable are capturing troves of information across the digital landscape. In the not-so-distant future, there will be more data residing in edge locations than in all of the public clouds combined – placing inordinate strains on data protection infrastructure and IT teams to efficiently manage, protect and secure this information.To illustrate how data protection complexity can have an outsized impact on downtime, data loss and their associated costs, consider the following data points from the GDPI research:Eighty percent of the survey respondents reported they were using solutions from multiple data protection vendors. The irony is that these organizations are likely investing more in time, money and staffing resources to protect their data and applications, yet their annual data loss and downtime costs are significantly higher than organizations working with a single data protection vendor.Moreover, the majority of respondents indicated a lack of confidence in their solutions to help them recover data following a cyber-attack, adhere to compliance regulations, meet application service levels and prepare them for future data protection business requirements. It’s no surprise, then, that two-thirds of organizations are concerned that they will continue to experience disruption over the next 12 months.To combat data protection complexity, minimize disruption and mitigate the risk of data loss and downtime, organizations need simple, reliable, efficient, scalable and more automated solutions for protecting applications and data regardless of the platform (physical, virtual, containers, cloud-native, SaaS) or of the environments that workloads are deployed into (edge, core, multi-cloud).These solutions also need to help organizations ensure compliance and enhance data security across hybrid, multi-cloud . And they need to provide the global scale that organizations need as their application workloads and data volumes exponentially increase in the coming years.By delivering a deep portfolio of data protection solutions that address the need for traditional and modern workloads across edge, core and multi-cloud environments, Dell Technologies provides proven and modern data protection that delivers simplified, efficient, and reliable protection and recovery of applications and data, while ensuring compliance and mitigating the risks of data loss through our integrated cyber resiliency capabilities.Our industry-leading data protection software and integrated data protection appliances are leveraged by our customers to protect critical data assets on-premises and in the cloud. Today, for example, we are protecting over 2.7 exabytes of data for over 1,000 customers in the public cloud.¹And we continue to double down on our investments in data protection to deliver the most innovative data protection solutions available in the market. Recently we announced the support for protecting Kubernetes containers on PowerProtect Data Manager, enabling our customers to accelerate innovation by seamlessly protecting critical data deployed in containers.And this is just the beginning. Our agile development engine is primed to release a steady stream of new data protection capabilities every quarter to enable our customers to protect and safeguard their critical data assets however and wherever they are deployed across edge, core and multi-cloud environments.As the industry leader in data protection software and integrated data protection appliances, Dell Technologies is committed to delivering the end-to-end, innovative data protection solutions our customers need to eliminate data protection complexity and break the cycle of digital disruption to help them transform now and well into the future.¹ Based on Dell analysis, February 2020last_img read more

The negative side of market liberalization: In Dubrovnik and Split, there is “chaos” in the taxi market

first_imgAs in chaos theory, with the momentum of butterfly wings – the market was liberalized and opened, while on the other hand, as always, it led to some new problems and consequences. That is why, as in everything, it is important to monitor how the market is moving on the ground and in the real economy and what are the consequences, sometimes even negative and unexpected, in order to react properly and influence the improvement of the whole system. Of the Act. Last year, the transport guild sent four inquiries to the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure about how to control whether the law respects new carriers, which, as Topic pointed out, can still be called taxi drivers, but did not receive a response. Also, he added, the Ministry of the Interior did not answer the question about the number of traffic accidents in which vehicles that performed taxi transport were involved. INCREASED NEWS: What has caused problems in some destinations, such as Dubrovnik and Split, is the fact that under the new law, local governments must issue licenses to provide taxi services in their area to all licensees, and not as before, only to those in their area. This means that, for example, a taxi driver from continental Croatia can legally taxi along the coast, which is what happens, and a similar phenomenon occurs as overtourism i.e. too many taxis in one area and the local government has no control. “This kind of anarchy on the streets of Split began after the law was passed. Unfortunately, we have also witnessed a number of traffic accidents, where the culprits were unprofessional taxi service providers, and some of them had fatal consequences.”, It is stated in the announcement. Certainly the solution is not to go back and abolish market liberalization, because the market is the best regulator. Of course in this story it is necessary to ensure fair market competition and how to find a solution to stop the negative consequences of the same, especially in the context of illegal taxi drivers, ie those who break the law, but it is certainly great how the taxi market was finally liberalized (the market is the best regulator) and how the law of market competition rules. Who is faster, better, better, more creative, more innovative… he will survive. Precisely to that fact last year the mayors of the cities of Dubrovnik and Split reacted and warned, who pointed out that the liberalization of the taxi market was expected to reduce congestion and provide a more affordable service of using taxi transport for all citizens and visitors. However, as the mayors pointed out, neither effect occurred in Dubrovnik or Split – two cities under UNESCO protection, but under enormous pressure from taxi vehicles. The economy, like tourism, is a living organism, and it is not enough just to make a decision and the matter is resolved. On the other hand, we live in the 21st century where changes are extremely rapid, which directly affect the economy and the way and culture of living. The changes will be faster and faster. Either we adapt or we disappear – that is the rule of today’s modern market competition. THE EFFECT OF CHAOS THEORY: IF YOUR DESTINATION IS NOT IN THAT REGION, YOU MUST NOT GET OFF THE HIGHWAY Carriers also point out that, presumably, with a small number of fines already written, even fewer will be collected, which directly harms the state budget, and the taxi market is flooded with companies that do not report drivers properly, nor are they professionals, but by driving after full-time in their profession they try to earn extra. According to the New Road Traffic Act that has been in force since 2018, it has finally happened liberalization of taxi markets which has led to fair market competition, increased competition, lower prices and higher quality and service differentiation. THE TAXI MARKET IS FINALLY LIBERALIZED “Since the adoption of the disputed Road Transport Act, the Road Inspectorate has either done nothing, or the institutions believe that this information should be kept secret from the citizens who finance it.” Milivoj Topic points out. However, on the other hand, it has led to major problems or the invasion of taxi drivers to the “most tourist” destinations, such as the city of Dubrovnik and Split, which from year to year achieve tourist records, and thus the influx of taxi drivers from all over Croatia. which additionally overload the poor city infrastructure which, under the pressure of tourism, otherwise bursts at the seams. Last year, there were more than three thousand taxis in Dubrovnik, and before liberalization there were about 220, while in Split there were also about three thousand taxis, and according to the city administration, the optimal number is about 650. A representative of that guild Milivoj Topic he wondered who was interested in hiding statistics on these problems and whether Split would have a collapse of 5.000 taxis next season, most of which would damage the reputation of the profession and the city as a tourist center. DUBROVNIK AND SPLIT AGAINST LIBERALIZATION OF TAXI MARKET, WANT TO INTRODUCE ORDER They reacted to the same problem yesterday from Transport Guild at the Association of Craftsmen of Split, who assessed that there is anarchy and disorder on the streets of that city due to unprofessional taxi service providers, and they see the reason for that in the new Law on Road Transport. “Vehicles are rented or borrowed while the disputed companies attract people to work without borders, and when they can no longer maintain their ‘business model’, they go bankrupt and leave behind even millions of debts. ”, conclude in a statement of the Transport Guild at the Association of Craftsmen of Split. last_img read more