The cost of developing ETIAS is estimated at € 212,1 million with an average annual cost of € 85 million. The costs will be covered by the income from the issuance fees. The ETIAS system will include more than 60 countries, including Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Macedonia and Moldova. Europska unija uvodi novi sustav čiji je cilj pooštravanje sigurnosti putnika koji ulaze u Schengensku zonu slobodnog kretanja – ETIAS. Although there has been talk for some time about the abolition of American visas for Croatian citizens, visas are still needed, and the United States emphasizes that the number of denied visas in Croatia should fall to 3 percent, from the current 4 to 5 percent. Travelers will be required to complete an online application form covering a range of biometric, travel and security issues. This information will be checked in international and European databases to identify potential terrorist and criminal threats. A fee of 7 euros will be charged when applying, and the document is valid for trips of 90 to 180 days. Američki državljani koji će putovali u neku od zemalja Europske unije morati će imati imati vizu. Also, citizens of the United States will have to apply for ETIAS. The reason for this is the dispute between the European Union and the United States, which refuses to abolish visas for citizens of Croatia, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania and Cyprus. Find out more information in the attachment: These measures apply to people who do not currently need visas to enter one of the Schengen countries. The idea is that those who are subject to visa rules are carefully examined during the process of issuing security credentials. But those states that do not need such documentation are a potential threat. The area, which consists of 26 European countries, allows passengers to move across national borders without stopping. But terrorist attacks in Paris, Berlin and Brussels have highlighted the need to tighten security at the European Union’s external borders and within Schengen. The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will enter into force in early 2021. The ETIAS process ETIAS – European Travel Information and Authorization System
Black Stars head coach, Charles Akonnor, has met with Black Stars skipper, Andre Ayew and his brother, Jordan, in the United Kingdom as part of his monitoring trip to Europe.Akonnor has been looking at players of the national team and other players who could be options for him going forward in his time in charge of the team.After getting the job to handle the national team, Akonnor said he was on the lookout for players who were willing to fight for the nation and players who were young and dynamic and had qualities that would serve the nation well.Even though no proper details of the meeting with the Ayew brothers are not yet out, Akonnor described the meeting as “successful” via a post on his Twitter handle.The Black Stars are due to resume their qualification assignments in March this year and so, Akonnor is taking time to closely what tools he has and what he can do in relation to the qualifiers.
England all-rounder Chris Woakes said they are paid very well and that he does not foresee English cricket being hit by the kind of pay dispute threatening this year’s Ashes series.Australia’s vice-captain David Warner this week warned that Cricket Australia “might not have a team for the Ashes” unless they back down on implementing a new pay structure for contracted players.Warner, who captains the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, also suggested there are plenty of lucrative opportunities elsewhere given the rise of domestic Twenty20 tournaments around the globe.”It’s not on our radar – we are paid very well and looked after by the ECB and the PCA. What lies ahead lies ahead, and we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” said Woakes, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and is due to join England’s training camp in Spain.”It sounds like the (Australia) players are standing firm for what they believe in. If it gets to the stage where the Ashes are under threat, of course it would be a shame for it to not go ahead. It’s the pinnacle… but we are concentrating on what comes next,” he added.Woakes is expected to take part in a one-day international series against South Africa followed by the ICC Champions Trophy.
As a free people, citizens must begin to seek after that which they deserve as a nation, based on the sacrifices and achievements of the country’s heroes and heroines. Story Highlights Seven ‘unsung heroes’ in the parish of St. James were recognized on Heroes Day by the St. James Parish Council Messages from the country’s main leaders were read during the ceremony. Seven ‘unsung heroes’ in the parish of St. James, who have given outstanding service to their parish and communities, were recognized on Heroes Day (October 21), by the St. James Parish Council and presented with citations and the 2013 Sam Sharpe Awards.Those awarded at a civic ceremony, held in Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay, were: Madeline Lawrence, for outstanding service in the field of Health; Elez Glen for his work in Tourism; Kenroy Russell for Education; Adrian Frater for Journalism; Inspector Ralph Medley in the area of National Security; Angela McIntosh for her contribution in Sports; and Methelina Scarlett-Jones for Community Service.Congratulating the recipients, Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Parish Council, Glendon Harris, emphasized that as a free people, citizens must begin to seek after that which they deserve as a nation, based on the sacrifices and achievements of the country’s heroes and heroines.“We have to rethink how we approach matters of national development and security. We must start with our youth, because they are our only hope of a prosperous future. We can accomplish a lot more if we focus our energy on teaching our children the right and showing them that we will not tolerate wrong doing,” the Mayor said.He pointed out that the St. James Parish Council continues to focus on the youth through such programmes as the Junior Mayor competition, which was introduced in the early 1990s.“This competition continues to provide opportunities for leadership development among our young people and has been replicated in other parishes,” he noted.The Mayor added that the Council has collaborated with the Ministry of Education, the Transport Authority, the Island Traffic Authority, the Police, school administrators and parent teacher associations, to address the indiscipline of students on public transportation, and “we are pleased that we have seen significant improvement in the parish of St. James.”He argued that these are just two examples of the Council’s efforts to ensure that the youth are well prepared to become good and productive citizens.“The values which we inherited from our fore parents must be vocalized and held high. We must find a way to secure the heritage we possess, so we can leave our young people with much more than what we wrestled from the hands of the colonialists. We must instill in them the values and attitudes of our heroes and heroine,” the Mayor said.Messages from the country’s main leaders were read during the ceremony. The Governor-General’s message was read by Custos of St. James, Hon. Ewen Corrodus ; the Prime Minister’s message was read by Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier; and the Opposition Leader’s message was read by Dr. Horace Chang.The activity was organized by the St. James Parish Council, in association with the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), under the theme: ‘Our history … Our strength’.
TAYLOR, B.C. – The Peace Country River Rats held their annual Mother’s Day Dinner and Dance fundraiser two weeks ago.The River Rats raised a total of $26,000 to put towards a new playground at the Peace Island Park Pavilion.The event, which sold over 140 tickets, included dinner, dancing, a live auction, and entertainment performed by the Montney Coulees. Second proposed design for the playground at Peace Island Park Pavilion. Photo by the Peace River Rats Facebook page.
United Nations: China has placed a hold and blocked the attempt to brand Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar. The attempt to brand him has as a “global terrorist” by the UN Security Council has failed again. China has shielded Masood Azhar for the fourth time after it blocked action on the JeM chief. It comes as a setback to India’s bid to designate Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. China on Wednesday (March 13) put a technical hold on a proposal in the UN Security Council to ban him following the Pulwama terror attack. The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, the UK and the US on February 27, days after a suicide bomber of the Jaish-e-Mohammed killed 44 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, leading to a flare-up in tensions between India and Pakistan. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF DayThe Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee members had 10 working days to raise any objections to the proposal. The no-objection period deadline was scheduled to end at 3 pm local time (New York) Wednesday (12.30 am IST Thursday). The proposal was the fourth such bid at the UN in the last 10 years to list Azhar as a global terrorist. The Committee makes its decisions by consensus of its members. All eyes were on China, which has in the past blocked India’s bids to get Azhar listed as a UN-designated global terrorist thrice.
Beirut: Israel launched strikes on southern Syria late Saturday, a war monitor said, prompting air defences into action for the second night in a row. “Israeli aeroplanes fired at least three missiles from the occupied Golan,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Two of the strikes targeted a Syrian army brigade which supervises the country’s Quneitra province, he said, while the third missile was destroyed by Syrian defences. Syria’s official SANA news agency reported “foreign objects coming from the occupied territories (Israel)” which Syrian air defences were “dealing with”. The Israeli military did not comment on the reported strikes when approached by AFP. The strikes come a day after Syrian air defence systems intercepted projectiles coming from Israel, SANA reported. The “hostile targets” were fired late Friday towards Quneitra province which lies close to the Golan Heights, parts of which are annexed by Israel. Hundreds of strikes have been carried out by Israel in Syria, most of them against what it says are Iranian and Hezbollah targets. Israel says it is determined to prevent its arch foe Iran from entrenching itself militarily in Syria, where Tehran backs President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s eight-year war.
Seoul: Samsung is rolling out an update that would bring latest features in its Galaxy Watch Active to older smartwatches. The update would bring features like One UI interface, health features and other optimizations to older models like regular Galaxy Watch, Gear S3 and Gear Sport, according to the company. The update also adds better battery optimization — the watches will automatically close apps operating in the background to prevent battery drain, Digital Trends reported on Sunday. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Older smartwatches also get all the newer watch faces that are on the Galaxy Watch Active. Among the health features are a ‘Daily Activities’ screen, ‘Workout’ and a new tracker for outdoor swimming. With the update, Samsung has also improved heart rate monitoring and sleep tracking. The updated interface features new advanced settings, including enabling and disabling Touch wake-up, controlling the frequency and timing of Daily briefing updates.