Supreme Court sides with Germany in Nazi-era art dispute

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s ruling in a multimillion-dollar dispute over a collection of religious artworks will make it harder for some lawsuits to be tried in U.S. courts over claims that property was taken from Jews during the Nazi era. The justices sided with Germany in a dispute involving the heirs of Jewish art dealers and the 1935 sale of a collection of medieval Christian artwork called the Guelph Treasure. The collection is said to now be worth at least $250 million. The heirs argued that their relatives were forced to sell the collection for below market value. Germany and the state-run foundation that owns the collection disagreed. They argued the case didn’t belong in American courts.last_img

Helping your contact center succeed in challenging times

first_imgIn dealing with the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), credit unions are facing great challenges to operate normally – especially in the contact center. As the largest member-facing department of a credit union, the contact center will feel unique stresses like few other areas.Credit union call volumes are increasing dramatically as members seek answers in these uncertain times. With limited or no ability for members to visit branches, they will turn to your contact center for human interaction and guidance. Not only are call volumes increasing, but it is also likely that the average talk time will climb as callers ask more questions and look for assurance, thereby prolonging the call.Here are some useful and practical tips you can implement in your credit union’s contact center environment to help your employees and members handle stresses and challenges during these uncharted times. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

ZOT HGK participates for the first time in the European quality assessment of accommodation HOLIDAY HOME AWARD – Apply!

first_imgTHE BEST HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION IN THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL (REGIONAL OR NATIONAL CAPITAL)The holiday home / apartment is located in the regional or national capital. It allows the visitor to enjoy the city life and the special ambience and features of the city where it is located.THE BEST ACCOMMODATION FOR A BEACH HOLIDAYHoliday house / apartment is located on the coast, near the waterfront and offers the opportunity to enjoy the sea, water, beach, etc.BEST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION FOR HOLIDAYSThe holiday home / apartment and surroundings provide quality facilities especially suitable for families with childrenBEST GREEN HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATIONThe holiday home / apartment is sustainable in terms of a mild environmental impact and provides visitors with the opportunity to experience the local nature.THE BEST ACCOMMODATION FOR HOLIDAYS WITH PETSThe holiday home / apartment provides quality facilities and opportunities for families with petsTHE BEST ACCOMMODATION FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS HOLIDAYS  The holiday house / apartment provides quality facilities and opportunities for visitors dedicated to health and wellnessTHE BEST UNIQUE HOLIDAY PLACEThe holiday home / apartment is uniquely located and integrates the environment into the experience of living in a houseBEST ACCESSIBLE HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATIONThe holiday home / apartment provides quality facilities and facilities for the disabledMore about categories and criteria: CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA , And fill out the application form here  Apply for the selection of the best tourist apartments / holiday homes in Europe and thus together we contribute to the illustration of the huge diversity and quality of family tourism that is offered on the European market through the competition of accommodation facilities from Croatia. The family tourism community of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, since the beginning of this year, has become a member of EHHA, the European Association of Family Accommodation.From the very beginning of the ZOT membership, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce has been actively involved in the public debate related to the uniform regulation of “short-term leases” in all EU member states. The public debate was initiated by the European Commission after a survey was conducted in the most active member states on this issue.Croatia joined later, but we presented the Croatian model at the ITB in Berlin and submitted the EHHA – and an overview of the most basic legal provisions and overall trends in family accommodation in the Republic of Croatia, says Nedo Pinezić, president of the Family Accommodation Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. , Deputy President of ZOT HGK is the first Croatian member of the international commission for the evaluation of the quality of accommodation within the Holiday home award 2017.  “Among the registered households, there are several from Croatia, from Istria, from Krk, from the Split-Dalmatia County… We have excellent representatives from all parts of Croatia. The hosts apply themselves, and the criteria are set by the market, according to demand. It is interesting that this system of rewarding quality goes towards labeling, specialization of the offer in a similar way as quality is assessed in Croatia through the system Tourist flower – quality for Croatia. This is a confirmation of the good work of ZOT HGK on improving quality by promoting specialization, branding, education developed through the annual cycle of national and cluster FOSs (Family Accommodation Forum). Through this system of training, presentations and education, more than 6.000 family accommodation hosts are educated every year. ” Pinezic points out.Registered households THE BEST HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION IN THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL (REGIONAL OR NATIONAL CAPITAL)The holiday home / apartment is located in the regional or national capital. It allows the visitor to enjoy the city life and the special ambience and features of the city where it is located.Apply / CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA Also, all those hosts who want to compete for the recognition of the Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia “, can also apply independently by the end of August through the form that will be published on the website of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.last_img read more

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Shoaib Akhtar slams critics: Why shouldn’t I praise Virat and Rohit?

first_imgNEW DELHI: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has lashed out at the critics who trolled him for praising Indian cricketers Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.While reviewing the performance of both Pakistan and Indian cricket teams, Akhtar recently praised Kohli and Rohit, something that has not gone down well with Pakistani cricket fans. The former fast bowler asked his critics why he shouldn’t laud Indian players as they were the best in the business in the current era. “Why should I not praise Indian players and Virat Kohli? Is there any player in Pakistan, or all over the world, which comes close to Kohli? I don’t know why people are angry; they should go look at the stats first before criticising me,” Akhtar was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan. He further said people should check the statistics if they have any doubts about Kohli’s abilities. “Kohli has 70 international hundreds right now. Who else has this many hundred right now in international cricket? How many series has he won for India? Should I not praise him then?” Akhtar added. “This is very strange. We all can see clearly he is the biggest batsmen in the world. He and Rohit Sharma are performing all the time. Why shouldn’t we praise them?” IANS Also Watch: ATTSA Gives 10 Days to Tea Garden Authorities Click to find out detailslast_img read more

DCC through to GCA/NBS final

first_imgDEMERARA Cricket Club (DCC) whipped Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) by 10 wickets in the semi-final game of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)/New Building Society Second Division 40 overs competition.By virtue of the victory, DCC have qualified for the final. They will face the winners in the other semi-final game between Transport Sports Club (TSC) and Everest Cricket Club, which is set for this weekend.For DCC, Sachin Singh and Sherfane Rutherford were their main driving forces.Batting first, GCC were bowled out for just 69 in 22 overs, with Martin Pestano Bell the primary scorer with 23, and Devon Lord 19.Rutherford was the pick of the bowlers for DCC, claiming three wickets during his spell, while Antonnel Atwell grabbed two wickets.In reply, DCC reached 70 without loss, with Singh scoring an unbeaten 43, with three fours and three sixes, while his partner Raymond Perez aided with 23.last_img read more

Mostar to host the World Championship in Diving on August 15

first_imgIt has been decided – the Old Bridge in Mostar will be the scenery of the great sports spectacle to take place this year, on August 15th – the World Championship in diving. This will be the 1st time that Mostar hosts this famous competition.The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championship in diving chosen Mostar as one of eight stops in 2015 all around the world.STlast_img

Golf Business International joins England Golf partners’ network

first_imgA new partnership between England Golf and the consultancy organisation Golf Business International will give clubs access to a wide range of specialist knowledge and expertise.Golf Business International is the latest organisation to join England Golf’s network of Preferred Partners. Its 35 members together have over 400 years’ experience across all areas of golf business and can provide clubs with valuable advice and practical help.England Golf’s 35 Club Support Officers will highlight these specialist support services to 1900+ affiliated clubs.The new partnership adds more value to England Golf’s support package for clubs, helping them to run successful businesses by providing the golfing and social experience their customers want.Abbie Lench, England Golf’s Head of Club Support, said: “We are delighted to welcome Golf Business International and to strengthen our service to clubs. This access to the knowledge and experience of industry experts will be invaluable in helping them to develop and grow their business.”Golf Business International chairman, Howard Swan, commented: “For us to enter into such an agreement with England Golf and be able to offer clubs our wide range of specialist consulting services is a great step forward.“It gives us a wonderful opportunity to work for the members to increase their business opportunities in the national golf market. It is my hope this agreement may prove to be the forerunner of similar agreements with the other three domestic national bodies, leading our members to help their clubs through their respective support programmes.“An important part of the initiative will be to link closely with the regions of England Golf to provide education and training through seminars and workshops.”Golf Business International was originally formed in 1999 as the Golf Consultants Association and rebranded in 2017. It specialises in making available teams of highly respected and experienced golf industry professionals to deal with any aspect of the business of golf, from conception to end.  25 Jan 2018 Golf Business International joins England Golf partners’ network England Golf has 1900+ affiliated clubs which can access the network of Preferred Partners. For a full list of partners click hereCaption: Golf Business International chairman Howard Swan (left) and Richard Flint, England Golf’s Participation and Club Support Director, shake on the new agreementcenter_img Tags: Clubs, Golf Business, partnershiplast_img read more