The fair of equipment for hotels, apartments, restaurants and catering facilities HoReCa Adria will be held from Thursday, 10.11. to Saturday, 12.11. in Opatija, in the Marino Cvetković Sports Hall. More than 70 exhibitors from Croatia and abroad will present over 5.000 products and services, of which we single out 15 presentations of the latest equipment on the Croatian market, with a rich accompanying program of lectures and educationThe key autumn term from November 10 to 12, when the impressions from last season are still fresh, is a great opportunity for all employees in tourism to get acquainted with new market trends and plan investments in facilities, in order to achieve even better tourist results next season. .HoReCa Adria is the first such fair in the Kvarner area, and the excellent response of visitors at last year’s edition of the fair is the best proof that this is exactly the kind of event the Kvarner region lacked, but also much wider. An even larger number of exhibitors has been announced for this year, more than 70 of them from Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Austria and Serbia, who will present the full range of equipment and services for entrepreneurs in tourism in Opatija.More information about the HoReCa Adria fair can be found at official websites
LinkedIn Share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook New research published in the European Journal of Personality has found that some personality traits are connected to how long and how well people sleep.“Sleep is very dynamic and biologically regulated, yet is also a personal characteristics,” said study author Zlatan Krizan, a professor of psychology at Iowa State University.“Uncovering which personality features predict the nature and rhythm of our sleep is important from a theoretical perspective as well as clinical. Plus I have to admit that my life-long insomnia motivated me find what sleep may show about who we are.” Email Pinterest The researchers analyzed data from 382 individuals who participated in the Midlife Development in the U.S. Study. The study included two initial assessments of basic personality traits. A few years later, the participants wore actigraph sleep monitoring devices and provided daily evaluations of their sleep quality for one week.The findings indicated that two of the Big Five personality traits were related to sleep quality. The researchers found that more neurotic and less conscientious individuals tended to have more disturbances during their sleep. More neurotic individuals also tended to have greater variability in how long they slept.“How a person sleeps is partially reflective of their personality constitution. For example, individuals more prone to negative emotions and difficulties with self-control had more variable sleep from one night to the next, which may point to important everyday routines (or the lack thereof) that could be producing such ups and downs,” Krizan told PsyPost.“One cannot change one’s personality just like that, but can identify ways in which to get out of one’s own way!”The study — like all research — includes some limitations. The study relied on cross-sectional data, making it difficult to determine the direction of causality. In other words, it is unclear whether personality impacts sleep or whether sleep impacts personality.“Exactly how personality intersects with sleep is still relatively unknown,” Krizan said. “Most research is based on questionnaires, so more studies like this one where more objective methods are used, as well as where real-life sleep is sampled are necessary to further our understanding.”“Moreover, personality is likely to matter for the makeup of the sleep episode themselves, so leveraging modern sleep-monitoring technology will be critical.”The study, “Personality and Sleep: Neuroticism and Conscientiousness Predict Behaviourally Recorded Sleep Years Later“, was authored by Zlatan Križan and Garrett Hisler.
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[mappress]easternshipbuilding, February 19, 2014 Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has delivered the M/V CAPT. TROY J. HOTARD (Hull 186) to Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. of Mandeville, LA.The tug is 56th Inland Towboat constructed by Eastern Shipbuilding was delivered to Florida Marine.Earlier in January, Eastern announced that Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. had exercised more options for up to five additional 90’x32’x10’ Inland Towboats.In December of 2012, the M/V BLAKE BOYD, the 55th Towboat built by Eastern, was delivered to Florida Marine. This ongoing series of towboats originally began with a twenty-five vessel contract with on-time deliveries starting in 2006. It has expanded to become the largest single towboat build contract in history.The additional five vessel are being constructed based on the design furnished by Gilbert Associates, Inc. of Boston, MA. These five vessels will be the first in the series with EPA Tier 3 main propulsion engines and generators delivered to Florida Marine.
I was pleased to read Tim Lawson-Cruttenden’s response to the ‘solicitor bashing’ faced by solicitor-advocates of late (see  Gazette, 14 May, 10). It is about time someone fought their corner. I am a trainee solicitor who has completed both the academic and advocacy stage of the higher rights development route qualification and I am currently completing my 12-month portfolio of experience. The training I have undertaken to date has been thorough and well rounded and, like many junior advocates, my skills will develop with time and practice. For many years during my professional infancy it will not be appropriate for me to represent my clients, as the experience of a more senior advocate would better serve the client. Of course, in such a situation, I do not hesitate to recommend and instruct the independent bar, whose services are invaluable to our profession. When clients’ interests are not advanced by the advocate (solicitor or barrister), then it is right that appropriately directed criticism should follow and, where necessary, the appropriate regulator must take action. Solicitor-advocates who combine professional conduct, reputation and competence in the practice and procedures of advocacy will never be second rate. A solicitor-advocate should stand on an equal footing with a barrister – there is no presumption of incompetence to be rebutted! Stuart Adams, Clifton Ingram, Wokingham
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The plan is that any port that despatches containers to the US must provide 100 percent scanning of those containers, even those in transit. As well as being immensely costly to implement, the security regime does not cover bulk or heavy lift cargo.Given the size, shape and nature of many heavy lift cargoes, scanning is not an option, warns the EC.The type of large and bulky equipment moved into the US by heavy lift lines can easily conceal weapons of mass destruction, the finding of which is the purpose of the 100 percent scanning effort.This weakness could lead to a false sense of security, warns Brussels, as even if the 100 percent target is achieved, holes will still remain in the cargo security regime.Project forwarders, who send entire or part consignments of containerised cargo, will be caught up in the delays that the EC estimate will add 10 percent to the cost of ocean freight bound for the US as well as costing freight that is not touching the US but still having to bear the costs of installing and operating the scanning regime.
The 200 m-long Triton Ace, delivered large pieces of mining machinery intended for customers in the local area, as well as other ro-ro cargoes.The shipment – the first of two ro-ro calls in two months – comes as the port continues to diversify its trade and provide competitive supply chain alternatives for Australia’s importers and exporters.Craig Carmody, ceo of the port said: “All of us need to look at ways we can create more jobs, more investment and a better economy than the one we started this crisis with.”The port’s acting executive manager business development, Matthew Swan, welcomed the partnership with Höegh Autoliners, alongside other supply chain partners. “It makes sense for equipment heading to our region, whether the Central Coast, Hunter Valley or agricultural customers further afield in regional New South Wales, to come via Newcastle and reduce unnecessary truck movements” he said.Hoegh Trove is scheduled to call at the port of Newcastle on July 12.www.portofnewcastle.com.auwww.hoeghautoliners.com
The new president of the Association of Her Majesty’s District Judges is District Judge Julie Exton, who sits at Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre.She was admitted as a solicitor in 1983.
GERMANY: The final pair of 38 tonne prefabricated components for a 110 m long, 1 420 tonne steel arch span forming part of the 8·5 km Saale-Elster Viaduct were installed on February 15.The viaduct stands up to 21 m above a flood plain south of Halle, and includes an elevated junction between the routes to Leipzig and Halle. The viaduct forms part of 230 km of new high speed line being built for the €10bn German Unity Transport Project 8 to upgrade the 500 km Nürnberg – Erfurt – Leipzig/Halle – Berlin corridor. The first stage is schedule to open in 2015, the second in 2017.