Contact information regarding the shutdown of Thomas Cook

first_imgNORWAY Contact regarding financial guarantees  www.gfg.beThomas Cook Call Center in Belgium ( tel: +32 70 750 243. Federal Public Service for Foreign Affairs of Belgium, emergency line: +32 2 501 40 00 HUNGARY PAD THOMAS COOKA OPENS PANDORA’S BOX mob: + 385914924532 BELGIUM Bankruptcy of Thomas Cook created confusion in the European airspace, opened a Pandora’s box and created problems for clients / tourists who used the services of Thomas Cook Thomas Cook France So today, the Ministry of Tourism published additional information regarding the registration and deregistration of tourists, reservations and payment for services provided in your facility. Below you can find contacts you can contact with inquiries. DENMARK RELATED NEWS: Consular Section of the Embassy of Hungary in Zagreb tel .: + 358-9-160 55555 For tourists stuck in Croatia and other countries, the English aviation authorities, in agreement with the British government, organize their return back to the UK. FINLAND query link: NETHERLANDScenter_img e-mail address: contact person: Jasmina Kovačević UNITED KINGDOM MVEP AND MINT: NO THOMAS COOK GUEST IN CROATIA WILL BE DAMAGED OR UNCERTAINTED  THE DESTRUCTION OF THOMAS COOK: 190 BRITISH TOURISTS STUCK IN DUBROVNIK tel .: +385 1 4890 918, +385 1 4890 906 Photo: FRANCE U zajedničkom priopćenju Ministarstva vanjskih i europskih poslova i Ministarstva turizma vezano uz propast Thomas Cook-a, istaknuli su kako  niti jedan njihov gost koji se nalazi trenutno u Hrvatskoj neće biti oštećen ili nezbrinut. Ministarstvo turizma u komunikaciji je s hotelskim kućama kako bi svi gosti bili na vrijeme informirani o trenutnoj situaciji te kako bi osigurali da nesmetano mogu nastaviti svoj boravak u Hrvatskoj. Britanska Vlada će se pobrinuti za letove kojima će sve turiste vratiti kućama, dok će osiguravajuća agencija britanske Vlade pokriti troškove smještaja turista. tel: + 38514924532 e-mail address: TUI Netherlands – contact email address:        tel: +33 1 41 05 40 81 CONTACT INFORMATION REGARDING THE CLOSURE OF THE TOURIST COMPANY THOMAS COOK e-mail address: tel: + 385 95 48 37 019 tel: + 47 594 15 520last_img read more

A man had two sons

first_img Share Share 28 Views   no discussions Share FaithLifestyleLocalNews A man had two sons by: – September 26, 2011center_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Image via: mark1616.wordpress.comThis parable is open to interpretation in ways we can immediately recognize. A domestic interpretation immediately suggests itself. A parent, for example, asks one child to wash the wares: The child says yes, and hours later the dirty wares are still piled up in the sink. The parent asks a second child and gets a grumbling response: “Me again?! Why am I the only one you always turn to? What you can’t ask somebody else for a change etc?” But the wares get washed. Which child did the parent’s will? Obviously the second.For Jesus (and his listeners) the two sons symbolized two groups of people. The religious leaders of the day – they are the first son; and the prostitutes and sinners, those rejected by religious society, are the second. The leaders had pledged to welcome the Messiah when he came. Yet when John the Baptist announced his coming, they didn’t get rally around him. The tax-collectors and those rejected by religious society didn’t think the matter had anything to do with them, but when John invited them, they lined up right behind him.It must have been galling for the first group to hear that the second group was getting into the Kingdom before them; but you can imagine Jesus saying to them in reply. All you did was talk the talk.The parable can be interpreted in still other ways. You can take the two sons to represent two different kinds of persons. There’s the person who always talks religion, and there is a second type of person who doesn’t seem especially religious or comfortable talking about religion. The person of the second type doesn’t live in Church, but will do the most generous things and think nothing of it. The other type of person will always tell you know what sorts of things the Church should be doing etc, without doing much of anything themselves.Jesus clearly had a preference for doers, not talkers. By their fruits you shall know them, he said elsewhere, not their speech. In the last judgment scene in Matthew 25, people are judged by what they do vis a vis a variety of persons in need. They are not judged by whether or not they thought, for instance, that the poor should be fed. Who thinks that the poor should starve?The ideal, of course, is to be a doer and a talker, someone who preaches and practices. This is an ideal to which all of us only approximate. Somerset Maugham, the English writer, once remarked cynically that the function of a preacher is to preach, implying that it’s foolish to expect him to practice. But Maugham’s cynicism was misplaced. Preaching without complete practice, which is how preaching ordinarily occurs, has its value and its place, and it’s nothing to feel too apologetic about. Every parent, for example, must tell their children what they should avoid doing, even if the parents are not paragons of virtue. Parents still have to say what parents must say.The key thing, of course, is to be persons who keep striving to be the best, and not settle for minor improvement, for becoming just a little better. Jesus did not say to us: be ye therefore slightly improved. He said be ye therefore perfect, just as your heavenly father is perfect.By: Father Henry Charles Ph.Dlast_img read more

Pascal Lemesre – Smarkets – The fairest of them all…

first_img Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 Submit Share Share Smarkets is looking to change the public’s perception of the gambling industry. From its home overlooking St Katharine Docks the company has enjoyed a fruitful few years. It recently placed 12th in Inc’s 5000 Europe of the continent’s fastest growing companies.Its focus is on a sleek and simplistic customer experience (which includes a flat 2% commission) and the way the company delivers this is by building all its products in-house. We spoke to Smarkets Press Officer Pascal Lemesre about this growth, the company’s ambitions in and beyond gambling, and the differences in how Smarkets operates compared to most companies across sectors.SBC: Do you see yourselves as industry leaders when it comes to embracing change?Pascal: That’s our main point of difference. Gambling is an age old industry, and a great deal of people still have a rather murky perception of it. We want to change this by approaching things from a different mindset. Fintech is a buzzword at the moment and we view ourselves more like a fintech startup, although I guess we’re past that point and now a fast-growing company of 80 people and still keen on hiring. Pascal Lemesre, SmarketsWe want to avoid following the path that every other bookmaker has taken. We’re a tech company, entertainment and gambling are words we typically avoid. The way we built the product, which offers a 2% commission, means our odds are often the best in the world.Simplicity is at the heart of what we do. We don’t do casinos and we avoid confusing people. We don’t go after easy wins; we’re a tech company that’s trying to build the fairest betting exchange in the world.I don’t think we’ll ever go down the casino path; it’s not of interest to us. Jason’s (Smarkets CEO Jason Trost) background is in stock trading; he wanted to build an event exchange for traders rather than another betting platform that offers customers poor value.SBC: Smarkets recently placed 12th on Inc’s list of the 5000 fastest growing companies in Europe…Pascal: Yep, we’ve done really well with some growth awards. We were top five in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, which is incredibly reputable, and the Inc award is another that we like to be associated with. Companies like Deliveroo, AirBnB and Uber are the ones we are looking to emulate in terms of industry disruption.Most newcomers to the betting industry do the same old thing. That’s not us. You won’t see us bombarding people with shouty TV advertising, our marketing has mainly worked organically by word of mouth. We’ve focused on the product and offering the best platform and odds. We’ve been so profitable because we’ve done this with a small team. In fact, I think we’re one of the most profitable companies per employee in Europe.Betting is not the end goal for Jason and Smarkets. His aim is for Smarkets to become a Tier 1 technology company. This is one of the reasons we’ve opened the Santa Monica office in LA, and he’s over there now hunting the best software engineers in the business. They’re investigating other opportunities and the West Coast is a good base for this.SBC: The importance of data driven marketing in 2017?Pascal: The marketing team we have here comprises of data scientists, software engineers and creatives. We’re hiring more digital marketers right now, but it should be as many tech guys as there are non-techs.We see fully understanding our customers as the top priority. Data is at the heart of everything we do, and all the products we build are in-house. Now we want to start making more of a push and tell people why they should be using Smarkets.SBC: Tell us about the company culture at SmarketsPascal: So we’re also trying to make a difference in the workplace. The guiding principle is self-management. Hiring the right people is important and everyone in the company does interviews. We’re an ever-expanding web connecting the dots of who hired who. We even have a cool infographic to show this.Hiring good people is vital, but so is trust. Trusting employees to work on what they think is best is vital, as long as there is communication between teams. It’s open and far from a top down system, everything is up for discussion and the autonomy is important.As for the set-your-own-salary policy, the way it works is this. We have salary review windows every six months, and the process is that you can submit a review, fill out a form and open yourself up for feedback. Those in your team and others up to and including Jason will come back to you with their feedback and give their opinion on what they think you should be earning.You read this and the idea is that you take this into consideration with your final salary bid. This is all public knowledge within the company; it’s an honour system which breeds an honest review and rewards good and hard work. It’s working well so far. We do a lot of other things to make it a great place to work. We’ve three chefs working for us full time, breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided and the gong goes at lunchtime to ensure we all eat together every day.We also don’t count holiday. It’s all about trust and we’ve had few problems with the policy. Our annual report for 2016 will be out in Spring and it will again show superb growth after our breakthrough year in 2015.We have a lot of cool stuff planned this year too which should help this continue!SBC: Thought on a mobile first approach?Pascal: Our app is in development and will be released in the imminent future. We’ve built it in house and we’ve been working hard developing and testing it to get it right, and to keep it aligned with our company philosophy.We could have spent big and used third-party sources to get an app out quicker, but we have a policy to build things in house as we have so many great engineers. The lack of outsourcing is good for the overall product.SBC: How has the QPR sponsorship gone for Smarkets?Pascal: We upgraded to front of shirt in 2015, and it’s been a very cool thing for us and good for brand validity. It’s great going to the stadium and seeing our logo everywhere and we’ve had lots of interest in the 0% commission offer on QPR games.We will continue to look at other sponsorship opportunities going forward as we look to target high level traders, the ones interested in moving from stocks to sports trading. We’re happy to have punters on the platform taking advantage of our great odds but our priority is the high level traders. QPR names Football Index as new shirt sponsor August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more