“The city government will not spendfor the rehabilitation but TIEZA, and this is a big deal for us,” said Treñas. ILOILO City – The city government iswaiting for funds from the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise ZoneAuthority (TIEZA) to start the rehabilitation of five public plazas in thedistricts of Jaro, La Paz, City Proper (Plaza Libertad), Molo, and Arevalo. According to Councilor Jay Treñas,TIEZA’s one more requirement from the city government – a SangguniangPanlungsod (SP) resolution endorsing the request of Mayor Jerry Treñas to TIEZAto provide funds for the plaza rehabilitation – was fulfilled last week whenthe SP passed such resolution. “We will coordinate with TIEZA para ma-download na ang funds,” said Treñas. Mandurriao district’s relatively newplaza is not included the rehabilitation program. In his letter to TIEZA, Mayor JerryTreñas requested funds for Jaro Plaza and Jaro belfry amounting to P75 million;La Paz Plaza – P65 million; Arevalo – P50 million; Molo Plaza – P20 million;and Plaza Libertad – P20 million. “It is the continuing policy of thelocal government unit of Iloilo City to provide its constituents with goodpublic spaces as venues for enjoying outdoor recreation, community, and promotionof public health and safety to protect the environment and attract tourists andinvestors,” read part of the city mayor’s letter to TIEZA./PN
More than 350 participants successfully finished the first women’s race in the organization of the company “dm” that was held on Wilson’s Promenade in Sarajevo. Thus, the capital city of BiH joined the list of European cities where this popular race is being held in the organization of the dm.Experienced runners took part in the 1st dm race for women in BiH, as well as women that are recreationally running. The winner was Biljana Cvijanovic, who ran 3.5 kilometers with the time 11:45:90. On the second place was Alma Hrnjic, who finished the race with the time 12:15:60, and the third place went to Adela Comor who finished the race with the time 12:57:17.Regardless of their placement, all participants received a gift from the company dm and their partners: Catrice, Ebelin, Ella, Essence, Nivea, Rauch, Violeta, and Wilkinson.This event took place in a sign of socially responsible activism, and dm decided to give additional support to the process of popularization of running and promotion of athletics and handed over a donation of 3.000 BAM to athletic club Novi Grad on this occasion.“We are very pleased with the response to the first women’s race that we organized with the aim of promoting healthy and active lifestyle among women. We chose the 3.5km challenge for the beginning, and we believe that many participants recognized it as an attractive path for their Sunday activities. I believe that we spent a couple of hours in a good and quality way, and we are planning to make the women’s race a tradition and an unavoidable event for all ladies that are engaged in running,” said Ajla Hadzic, the Marketing Manager of the dm company.“I am happy to see that athletics is becoming a recognizable sport for renowned companies because their influence can give a significant contribution to the progress of “little” sports. This donation will help in the further work of our club and we are very grateful for this gift. These funds will be directed to the supply of training equipment that will be used by our members. This is a recognition that we are doing a good job and motivation for further progress, and we promise that we will try to be the best club possible,” said Elmir Cerimagic, the President of the athletic club Novi Grad.(Source: klix.ba)
EXCLUSIVE: More than three-quarters (79%) of employer respondents do not expect their organisation will contribute to the new lifetime individual savings account (Lisa), according to the Employee Benefits/Xerox HR Services Benefits research 2016, published in June.The savings vehicle was announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the March 2016 Budget. From April 2017, individuals aged 18-40 will be able to open a Lisa. This allows individuals to contribute up to £4,000 a year and receive a 25% government bonus if the money is put towards a first home or withdrawn as retirement income after the age of 60.Season ticket loan is top workplace savings benefitThe research, which surveyed a total of 338 respondents, also found that more than half (53%) of respondents offer employees access to a season-ticket travel loan. Around three-quarters (76%) of these respondents provide this as a core benefit to all staff, and 17% offer it as part of their voluntary benefits programme.Financial wellbeing support also features among the top five workplace benefits offered by respondents, with 29% providing financial education and 24% facilitating access to financial advice. Both are principally offered as core benefits to all staff members, at 85% and 81%, respectively. This represents a significant increase on the 14% of respondents in the Employee Benefits Benefits research 2014, published in May 2014, that offered financial education as a core benefit to all staff, and the 15% that provided access to financial advice in this way.