Bosnia Industry – FK Leotar http://fkleotar.com/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:13:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://fkleotar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/fk-leotar-icon-150x150.png Bosnia Industry – FK Leotar http://fkleotar.com/ 32 32 Wade Cook to lead AIM Photonics | Business | November 2022 https://fkleotar.com/2022/11/21/wade-cook-to-lead-aim-photonics-business-november-2022/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:13:15 +0000 https://fkleotar.com/2022/11/21/wade-cook-to-lead-aim-photonics-business-november-2022/

ROCHESTER, NY, November 21, 2022 – William “Wade” Cook will serve as Executive Director of AIM Photonics, the public-private partnership of industry and federal and state governments dedicated to advancing integrated circuit manufacturing photonics in the United States. AIM Photonics made the announcement on November 9.

Cook, Past Past President of the Rochester Chapter of the Optical Society of America (Optica, formerly OSA), has more than 20 years of experience in the optics and photonics industry, having held positions ranging from engineer to manager through management positions. Since 2017, he served as Vice President of Business Development, then Chief Operating Officer, and most recently Chief Technical Officer and Chief Commercial Officer at JML Optical Industries, a Rochester, NY-based optical solutions provider. for aerospace, defense, medical, life sciences, entertainment, imaging and semiconductor industries.


William “Wade” Cook. Courtesy of AIM Photonics.


Cook also served as vice president of research and development at QVI (Quality Vision International), a Rochester company that provides optical, mechanical, electronic and software technologies for vision measurement and multi-sensor systems. He sits on the board of the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster. He is also an active member of Optica, as well as SPIE, the International Society of Optical Engineers.

In addition to his experience in the optics and photonics industry, Cook served over 29 years in the United States military. He has held staff and command positions in the United States, Italy, Iraq, Bosnia and Afghanistan. As a reserve officer, Cook also served as a nuclear weapons effects analyst and senior counter-weapons of mass destruction planner at Fort Belvoir, as well as a senior civil affairs planner at the Pentagon.

After completing his active military service, Cook earned his doctorate. at the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics, studying holography and laser metrology in Nicholas George’s research group.

]]> BiH bottled water samples contained bacteria that are not permitted https://fkleotar.com/2022/11/18/bih-bottled-water-samples-contained-bacteria-that-are-not-permitted/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:15:02 +0000 https://fkleotar.com/2022/11/18/bih-bottled-water-samples-contained-bacteria-that-are-not-permitted/

Seven of the 70 bottled waters of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FB-H) contain bacteria which should not be present – this is the result of the monitoring of samples of packaged natural drinking water, carried out by the Institute of public health of the FBiH.

The director of the Public Health Institute, Sinisa Skocibusic, said the surveillance included 70 samples of natural mineral waters and natural spring waters from domestic producers and imported waters, taken from sales establishments in the detail.

He announced that two tests will soon be checked, the dosage of iodine in salt and the test of parameters in children’s toys.

The head of the Department of Microbiological Analysis of Food, Water and General Use Articles, Daniel Maestro, pointed out that the sale of bottled water is one of the fastest growing sectors in the food industry. and pointed out that only 15 percent of people in the region rarely or never drink bottled water. He pointed out that 49% of the sample was mineral water, 47% spring water and 4% table water.

Nearly 31% of water tested did not pass the BiH Food Safety Agency’s verification procedure, and 50% of bottled water was imported into BiH, he stated.

Moreover, he said that a quarter of the samples, 27.5% to be exact, did not comply with the regulations in force, of which 61.1% did not comply with the declaration of the product. Speaking of microbiological parameters, ie the safety of drinking water, he pointed out that seven out of 70 samples contained bacteria that should not be present in water.

According to him, the ph value of the water was within the allowable range and the test showed that there were no heavy metals present.

The entity’s chief health inspector, Nijaz Uzunovic, said that they had received all the monitoring results and would act in accordance with their authority.

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Vietnam wins multiple tourism awards https://fkleotar.com/2022/11/15/vietnam-wins-multiple-tourism-awards/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 07:32:08 +0000 https://fkleotar.com/2022/11/15/vietnam-wins-multiple-tourism-awards/

On November 11, in Oman, as part of the final gala of the World Trade Awards 2022, Vietnam received many titles. It is the world’s premier prestigious award, similar to the Oscars in tourism, which recognizes, rewards and honors outstanding names in all areas of the global tourism industry.

In concrete terms, the island of Phu Quoc (Kien Giang province) overtook six others, including so-called “paradise” islands such as Zanzibar in Tanzania, and Lofoten in Norway, to win the title of island with the most attractive.

Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam with an area of ​​567 square kilometers. It was the first island in the country to become an island city in 2021. According to the local tourism department, travelers to the island could reach 7.6 million in 2022, including 223,000 foreign travelers, while the figure of tourism business is expected to reach 10.5 VND. billion.

Phu Quoc tourism works received honors from WTA. The JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort, for example, won the award for the world’s best wedding resort, for the third time in the past three years.

Hanoi, Moc Chau and Tam Dao were named as the world’s top city for short-term tourism, the world’s top natural destination and the world’s top urban destination, respectively.

This is the first time that Tam Dao, a city in Vinh Phuc province, has received an award from the WTA. To win the title of the world’s top urban destination, Tam Dao competed with other destinations, including Hana (Maui, Hawaii in the United States), Shirakawa-go (Ono, Gifu, Japan) and five other cities in Czechia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nepal, United States and New Zealand.

During the WTA 2022, many Vietnamese companies were honored. Sun Group won eight awards for three hotels and resorts (World’s Leading Design Hotel; World’s Leading Eco-Resort; World’s Leading Luxury Wedding Resort) and two entertainment destinations.

Graham Cooke, Chairman of the WTA (Global Tourism Alliance), said that over the past decade, the tourism industry in Vietnam has had creative ideas realized by companies and developed in Phu Quoc and some provinces. .

Ngoc Ha

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meet the rental professional who is doing his part to… https://fkleotar.com/2022/11/12/meet-the-rental-professional-who-is-doing-his-part-to/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 10:30:00 +0000 https://fkleotar.com/2022/11/12/meet-the-rental-professional-who-is-doing-his-part-to/

First of all, can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background in the real estate industry?


I served in the Coldstream Guards [before entering property]. I was involved in the renewable energy sector before starting a cold business in the rental business. G8 Property has now been in existence for seven years.


We know you’ve done an amazing job for veterans with G8 Homes for Heroes – can you tell us more?


I arrived at work one day and there was a homeless man sleeping in the parking lot of my office. I thought nothing of it, went into the office, turned on the lights etc, made a tea and asked if he wanted to come and warm up before the staff arrived. We sat talking for a while before I realized I served with him in Bosnia.


It was such a shame that he ended up in this situation, but I attributed it to not having support after leaving the army. Many boys suffer in one way or another, but there is no help for them. With that, I paid her rent personally, I bought her a new set of clothes and toiletries. I also helped him with his mental health. It was all great and he did really well. But when Covid hit he couldn’t handle the isolation and being alone and he took his own life.


There was another guy I helped after he was discharged from the forces after having a heart attack. We cared for him for seven years to the point where his health deteriorated so badly that we really needed help from other agencies, but the local authorities just weren’t interested. I then spent the next year complaining to anyone who would listen, for help from this guy.


It wasn’t until he fell through a glass shower door that he ended up in hospital and it was reported. While waiting for an ambulance to take him to hospital, he suffered another stroke. Since then, over 15 different agencies have been involved in his care and triage, and I’m happy to say he is doing very well. All that hard work was paid for by myself on time and supporting it. I even paid for my staff to sit with him so he had someone to talk to.


We also receive homeless women veterans. Most recent – got a call on a Saturday night that there was a veteran (female) sleeping outside the station. As I was about to pick her up, my wife but together a women’s toiletry bag with a towel (something I wouldn’t have thought of)


Dan Jarvis [the Labour MP for Barnsley Central since 2011, the current Shadow Minister for Justice and a former British army officer] has been very supportive over the years. He even sent veterans to our office to see if there was a way to help. He came to my office to highlight the issue of homelessness among veterans, when I had some artwork painted on the side of my desk. It went viral on social media with over 162,000 shares and thousands of comments.



What more can industry and government do to ensure that veterans of the military do not end up homeless?


It’s great that since it was first reported about the work I did with veterans, other real estate investors have offered rooms and houses for free for a period of time. However, it is very rare and spaced. But I continued to support them personally without the help of outside agencies. I don’t think the government has any idea of ​​the seriousness of the situation and the burden that ex-veterans carry in their daily personal lives.


Are there potential jobs/employment opportunities in the real estate world for ex-military?


I have a number of companies that are willing to offer jobs to veterans, but it has to be much bigger than what is offered. I was talking to Mark Billingham [a former SAS solider and star of Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins] and he has a contract of employment on the railroads. He is very proactive in helping veterans and also said that the work I have done is fantastic.



How do you see the market now? And where do you see it being in a year?


My company runs many HMOs and we know the market well. The only problem for us is that we can’t get enough individual rentals, we have now been fully booked for over two years and as soon as we get them they are rented out within hours. We have a waiting list that is only growing. I think the investment market will almost come to a standstill with the current mortgage lending situation.


Are you concerned about the impact that rental reform, when it is finally introduced, could have on the rental industry?


No, not at all, things have changed a lot over the years and will continue to change, it’s about managing the changes and working with them.


Are you ever mistaken for Craig Phillips, the first Big Brother winner who is also involved in the real estate industry?


At first, yes, but now I think pretty much everyone in the industry knows who I am and the work I do.


Outside of work and your charitable activities, what do you do to relax?


I love going to log cabins in Yorkshire with my wife and dog (Daisy). We like to walk. I’m going this weekend and bringing my branch manager (to discuss work and plan for the future).


*You can read more about the G8 Homes for Heroes initiative here.

]]> Austrian think tank identifies need for improvements to Ukraine’s reconstruction plan – Vindobona.org https://fkleotar.com/2022/11/08/austrian-think-tank-identifies-need-for-improvements-to-ukraines-reconstruction-plan-vindobona-org/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 22:53:16 +0000 https://fkleotar.com/2022/11/08/austrian-think-tank-identifies-need-for-improvements-to-ukraines-reconstruction-plan-vindobona-org/

Ukraine has already been scarred by the war with Russian separatists in the east of the country since 2014, and this has already had considerable socio-economic consequences. But since the great Russian attack on Ukraine, the country is at the mercy of an all-out war.

The country was embroiled in fierce fighting which destroyed infrastructure, industry and the economy. The Ukrainian government presented a national recovery plan for reconstruction in July.

According to the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), problems are to be expected with overestimated growth potential, as well as problems with priorities and a decentralized approach. Tax cuts are also counterproductive despite huge financial needs, but reforms for EU membership are viewed positively.

Overestimated growth prospects

The full cost of reconstruction is not yet clear, as the war continues and Russian troops are currently causing enormous destruction. The Ukrainian government estimated the total cost of reconstruction over ten years at $750 billion in July. This includes military spending. Two-thirds of this sum, ie 500 billion dollars, should come from foreign donors, the rest from private investors. Excluding military spending, the Ukrainian government expects 450 billion dollars of necessary foreign aid. Assuming that the most intense phase of the war will last until mid-2023, the study assumes that international donors will have to contribute slightly less, around $410 billion, for reconstruction. This amount is consistent with other relevant estimates. “Of course, this is still a huge sum. The EU, which has every interest in Ukraine being democratic and prosperous and which has, after all, made the country a candidate for membership, will therefore have to massively intensify its efforts in this area,” underlines co-author Richard Grieveson, deputy director of wiiw.

The reconstruction plan’s target of a fivefold increase in economic output from just over US$100 billion this year to US$500 billion in 2032 seems unrealistic, as a comparison with other countries suggests. former war zones. Bosnia and Herzegovina only managed to triple its GDP between 1996 and 2005, while Croatia doubled its GDP between 1994 and 2003.

Questionable prioritization of certain industries and distribution of funds

The distribution of funds between sectors is not well justified in the reconstruction plan. For example, defense and security funding needs are estimated at just $50 billion through 2032. This amount already includes allied military aid for that year. Considering the high intensity of the war and the immense challenges of defense industry reform and modernization of the Ukrainian Armed Forces after the war, this amount seems too low.

The classification of heavy industry and agricultural production as high value-added sectors to be prioritized in reconstruction and supported with billions of US dollars is also dubious. “From our perspective, this represents a retrograde industrial policy of preserving existing structures instead of pushing the necessary structural change towards a sustainable and green economy,” said Michael Landesmann, former chief scientific officer of wiiw and co-author of the study. , Complains. However, Ukraine has great potential, especially in the IT sector and in environmental technologies.

Moreover, the instruments for achieving the set objectives, the administrative implementation and the funding remain largely unclear. The planned stimulation of mortgage credit with no less than 40 billion dollars or the recapitalization of Ukrainian banks with 15-20 billion dollars seem equally questionable.

Decentralized approach instead of state control

The authors of the study identify a major weakness in the decentralized approach of the reconstruction plan. It plans to concentrate reconstruction projects in certain regions under the direction of an international partner. Great Britain, for example, has agreed to take charge of the reconstruction of the Kyiv region, Denmark wants to concentrate on Mikolaev and Sweden on Odessa. How such a decentralized system is supposed to work remains a mystery. “Centralized reconstruction programs need to be designed and managed at state level to have nationwide impact. Just think about building inter-regional transport links or aligning reconstruction efforts with EU standards “, explains Tetiana Bogdan.

Problematic tax reduction plans and obstacles to EU membership

The reconstruction plan also includes measures contrary to EU law, such as a ban on VAT refunds on raw material exports or massive state subsidies to heavy industry. Plans to reduce the tax rate to 30% of GDP, while at the same time hundreds of billions of US dollars are needed for reconstruction and the public debt ratio must be reduced, are also not more well thought out.

Weaknesses and strengths of the national recovery plan

The plan shows huge efforts, but also has several shortcomings, according to wiiw. The wiiw explains that among the highlights are efforts to tackle institutional reforms, curb the power of hitherto ubiquitous oligarchs and bring Ukraine closer to EU standards. It also correctly identifies and develops the short-term measures needed to stabilize the Ukrainian economy.

“The weaknesses, however, are also clear,” says Tetiana Bogdan, scientific director of the GROWFORD Institute in Kyiv and visiting scholar at wiiw. “It starts with the fact that the growth potential of the Ukrainian economy after the war is overestimated. Adjustments are also needed in the distribution of funds between sectors, as well as in industrial policy and financial sector plans”, Bogdan said.

The plan’s stated intention to cut taxes massively is incompatible with the hundreds of billions of dollars that reconstruction will consume. The proposed decentralized approach risks having a counter-productive effect: “In most cases, reconstruction should be coordinated at the national level”, emphasizes Michael Landesmann. The study also criticizes inconsistencies and overlaps in content as well as partially incorrect prioritization.

WIIW Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies

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Total deposits of national sectors in Bosnia and Herzegovina increased by one hundred million BAM https://fkleotar.com/2022/11/05/total-deposits-of-national-sectors-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina-increased-by-one-hundred-million-bam/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 15:15:03 +0000 https://fkleotar.com/2022/11/05/total-deposits-of-national-sectors-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina-increased-by-one-hundred-million-bam/

Total domestic sector deposits in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the end of September amounted to BAM 28.69 billion and are BAM 106.8 million or 0.4 percent higher than the previous month, it said. announced the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Growth in deposits at the monthly level was recorded in the household sector by BAM 109.8 million or 0.8%, private businesses by BAM 45.5 million or 0.8%, and other domestic sectors by 38. 5 million BAM or 2.1%. .

A decrease in deposits in September compared to August was recorded at the level of government institutions by BAM 41.1 million or 0.9% and at the level of non-financial public enterprises by BAM 46 million or 2.3%.

The annual growth rate of total deposits in September was 5.7%, in absolute terms BAM 1.56 billion.

The annual growth of deposits was recorded with government institutions for BAM 883.7 million or 23%, private companies for BAM 538.8 million or 10.1%, non-financial public companies for 255.7 million BAM or 14.8%, and with the other national sectors of 152.6 million BAM. or 8.8 percent.

A decrease in the growth rate of deposits at the annual level was recorded in the household sector by 1.9%, or 271.8 million KM.

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Real-time auctions are bad for privacy and good for misinformation https://fkleotar.com/2022/11/03/real-time-auctions-are-bad-for-privacy-and-good-for-misinformation/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 07:54:56 +0000 https://fkleotar.com/2022/11/03/real-time-auctions-are-bad-for-privacy-and-good-for-misinformation/

The PIA blog spends a lot of time discussing advertising, which might seem odd. But the sad reality is that today’s online advertising model represents the most serious ongoing assault on your privacy online. At the heart of this attack on your privacy is real-time bidding (RTB), so it’s worth revisiting how it works, as its undeniably impressive use of digital technology is the root of all its serious problems. .

A few hundredths of a second after clicking on a link on a typical site, the blank ad spaces are set up for automated bidding among potential advertisers. In addition to site information and advertising space, tons of your personal information is also sent over the Internet.

The scale of this breach of privacy by data brokers is extraordinary. Research by leading campaigner in this area, Johnny Ryan, who works at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), shows that in 2020 over a trillion RTB broadcasts of personal information took place.

Real-time bidding leads to losses for webmasters

The damage done to your basic human rights by this cavalier and uncontrolled sharing of information on a global scale is obvious. But it turns out it’s also bad for companies that use it for advertising. Another report by Ryan, published in 2021, found that online user tracking by Google (and Facebook) diverts huge sums from those running the websites where RTB ads appear. In 2004, just over half of Google’s advertising revenue came from advertisements on publisher sites. In 2021, this figure was 85%.

First page of the Google Ads Security Report.
How about misinformation for a safe user experience?

The change took place because the RTB approach hides the details of where the money is going. Instead of transparent negotiations between human actors, everything is conducted by opaque algorithms that prevent publishers and advertisers from knowing what is happening and thus from asserting their own interests. Moreover, this situation makes it conducive to fraud. A 2020 report wrote:

This year [2020], digital ad fraud losses ($35 billion) quickly exceeded global annual credit card fraud ($27 billion). Despite the relatively insignificant annual spending of the digital advertising industry ($333 billion) compared to the credit card industry of $3.32 trillion. The fraud rate in digital advertising is more than six times that of the insurance industry, 1.8 times that of healthcare, and 13 times that of the credit card industry.

This is again a factor of complexity and opacity which acts as a breeding ground for fraud, and digital advertising in particular.

Real-time bidding redirects readers to low-quality content

Ryan’s 2021 report notes that RTB allows tech companies to use the detailed and highly personal information they collect to sell audiences to advertisers on cheaper, lower-quality sites, depriving mainstream publishers of revenue. . New research shows that the harms of diverting ad revenue to low-quality sites go much deeper:

Google funnels its revenue to some of the web’s most prolific fake news providers in Europe, Latin America and Africa, a ProPublica investigation has found.

The company has publicly pledged to fight misinformation around the world, but a ProPublica analysis, the first ever on this scale, has documented how Google’s sprawling automated digital advertising operation placed ads from big brands on global websites that spread false claims on topics such as vaccines. , COVID-19, climate change and elections.

Google is certainly aware of the problem. In its 2021 Ad Safety Report, it said it removed more than 3.4 billion ads, restricted more than 5.7 billion ads, and suspended 5.6 million advertiser accounts. In addition, it blocked or restricted ad serving on 1.7 billion publisher pages and took “broader site-level enforcement actions” on approximately 63,000 publisher sites. Given these impressive numbers, it’s interesting to wonder why ProPublica found so many ads placed by Google on sites full of misinformation.

A former Google executive working on trust and security issues within the company explained that the focus was on enforcement in English-speaking markets, with other languages ​​being of secondary importance. The Xoogler mentioned three factors at play: avoiding bad public relations; avoid regulatory scrutiny; and income protection. All of these factors have caused Google to care more about the English-speaking market than others.

Does Google care about non-English misinformation?

The ProPublica report cites a 2019 estimate from the Global Disinformation Index, which scans websites for false and misleading material, that disinformation sites earned around $250 million a year. He estimates that Google was responsible for 40% of that amount, with the rest coming from other ad tech companies serving ads in the same way.

Another organization working in this area, Newsguard, estimated that advertising revenue generated by disinformation sites was much higher, at $2.6 billion. In any case, many of these sites operate on a shoestring, so even small ad revenue can be important to keeping them afloat financially.

The bulk of the ProPublica report examines specific examples of ads placed by Google on disinformation sites, including in Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Turkey, and across Francophone Africa. However, there is no reason to believe that other nations are immune to the problem. This is a serious global problem, driven by Google’s cynical use of an opaque system to boost its profits in parts of the world that are subject to less scrutiny than Western markets. This is made possible by the deeply flawed and privacy-hostile RTB approach, which is indifferent to the damage it causes through its support of misinformation.

Real-time auction funding misinformation is another reason we need to move to an advertising system based on context, not personal data, as soon as possible. In addition to protecting privacy, it would also deprive disinformation sites of much of their funding, as big brands would realize their disreputable nature and systematically avoid them.

Featured image from Wikimedia.


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Woman remembers father who was shot and killed in Manchester NH https://fkleotar.com/2022/10/31/woman-remembers-father-who-was-shot-and-killed-in-manchester-nh/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 12:29:00 +0000 https://fkleotar.com/2022/10/31/woman-remembers-father-who-was-shot-and-killed-in-manchester-nh/ A Londonderry family are mourning the loss of their husband and father after he was killed in Manchester on Saturday. Dzemal Cardakovic, 45, was shot dead at a busy South Willow Street intersection around 3.30pm on Saturday. Tyrese Harris, 22, of Manchester, is facing two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Cardakovic, according to the Attorney General’s Office. Cardakovic’s daughter Jasmina Cardakovic, 19, remembers her father as someone who always had a big smile on his face, was kind and selfless. “He loved showing us everything he knew,” said Jasmina Cardakovic. “That’s where I got my love for cars, that’s why I wanted to get into the automotive industry.” Dzemal Cardakovic left Bosnia for the United States in the early 2000s. “He came here with nothing and gave us everything,” said Jasmina Cardakovic. Jasmina Cardakovic said her father was a truck driver who drove the road every day. She said she was just down the street when she heard the news. “The injustice. That’s all. That’s all I can say at this point. He didn’t deserve it, that’s all. He was the kindest soul,” Jasmina Cardakovic said. “Ask anyone who knew him. He would give 110 of himself, even if he didn’t have those 10s.” Jasmina Cardakovic said her 12-year-old brother was in the truck with his father when he was killed, and he was the one who alerted their mother. “A million times I thought, ‘I wish it was me, that it was me who was there who saw this more. I could have pushed him away, don’t look, pushed him back into the truck, anything,” Jasmina Cardakovic said. “But it wasn’t.” A witness told News 9 he grabbed a medical kit and ran to help Cardakovic, but it was too late. Jasmina now thinks fondly of her father and remembers the good times. “As a father figure, I don’t think I could have anything better,” said Jasmina Cardakovic. “He always taught me to be strong.” Several parts of the road near the New Hampshire Mall were closed late Saturday night as crews remained at the scene. It is unclear what led to the shooting. The attorney general’s office said Harris will appear in court on Monday.

A Londonderry family are mourning the loss of their husband and father after he was killed in Manchester on Saturday.

Dzemal Cardakovic, 45, was shot dead at a busy South Willow Street intersection around 3.30pm on Saturday.

Tyrese Harris, 22, of Manchester, is facing two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Cardakovic, according to the Attorney General’s Office.

Cardakovic’s daughter Jasmina Cardakovic, 19, remembers her father as someone who always had a big smile on his face, was kind and selfless.

“He loved showing us everything he knew,” said Jasmina Cardakovic. “That’s where I got my love for cars, that’s why I wanted to get into the automotive industry.”

Dzemal Cardakovic left Bosnia for the United States in the early 2000s.

“He came here with nothing and gave us everything,” said Jasmina Cardakovic.

Jasmina Cardakovic said her father was a truck driver who drove the road every day. She said she was just down the street when she heard the news.

“The injustice. That’s all. That’s all I can say at this point. He didn’t deserve it, that’s all. He was the kindest soul,” Jasmina Cardakovic said. “Ask anyone who knew him. He would give 110 of himself, even if he didn’t have that 10.”

Jasmina Cardakovic said her 12-year-old brother was in the truck with his father when he was killed, and it was he who alerted their mother.

“A million times I’ve been like, ‘I wish it was me, it was me that was there that saw this more. I could have pushed him away, don’t look, pushed him back into the truck, anything,” Jasmina Cardakovic said. “But it wasn’t.”

A witness told News 9 he grabbed a medical kit and ran to help Cardakovic, but it was too late.

Jasmina now thinks fondly of her father and remembers the good times. She said she hoped anyone who saw or heard anything could come forward, so her family could get justice.

“As a father figure, I don’t think I can get any better,” said Jasmina Cardakovic. “He always taught me to be strong.”

Several sections of the road near the New Hampshire Mall were closed late Saturday night while crews remained at the scene. It is unclear what led to the shooting.

The attorney general’s office said Harris will appear in court on Monday.

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New opportunities for cooperation between the USA and the WB https://fkleotar.com/2022/10/25/new-opportunities-for-cooperation-between-the-usa-and-the-wb/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 15:30:15 +0000 https://fkleotar.com/2022/10/25/new-opportunities-for-cooperation-between-the-usa-and-the-wb/

The Foreign Trade Chamber of BiH (FTC BiH) has announced that on the occasion of the visit of a business delegation from the United States of America (USA), the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will organize an event conference entitled “New path and opportunities for cooperation between the United States and the Western Balkan region”, which will be held on November 2 in Belgrade.

“Given the composition of the delegation of American representatives, this event is an excellent opportunity for all companies in the region, including those from Bosnia and Herzegovina, to establish new contacts and possible business cooperation with American companies. who have expressed their great interest in our region”, underlined FTC BiH.

The conference program includes two working panels on the IT industry and energy, after which B2B meetings will take place between American and Western Balkan companies.

Bosnia and Herzegovina‘s exports to the United States more than doubled in the first ten months of 2021 compared to 2020. According to FTC BiH data, in the nine months of this year, exports to the States United States amounted to 136.8 million KM, and the most exported items are arms and ammunition, furniture, bedding and mattresses. Bosnia and Herzegovina mainly imports mineral fuels and plastics from the United States, and the total import in nine months amounted to 246.8 million KM.

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42 presenters will perform ENVs at HLPF 2023 | News | SDG Knowledge Center https://fkleotar.com/2022/10/19/42-presenters-will-perform-envs-at-hlpf-2023-news-sdg-knowledge-center/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 20:31:14 +0000 https://fkleotar.com/2022/10/19/42-presenters-will-perform-envs-at-hlpf-2023-news-sdg-knowledge-center/

Forty-one countries and the EU will present their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) at the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in July 2023. The EU and Saint Kitts and Nevis will present their first ENV.

The majority – 39 countries – are second-time presenters. These are Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Central African Republic (CAR), Comoros, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fiji, France, Guyana, Iceland, Ireland, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Maldives, Mongolia, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Syria, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, and Zambia.

Chile will present its third VNR.

In a letter dated July 28, 2022, the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Lachezara Stoeva, indicated that the maximum number of presenters for the 2023 HLPF cannot exceed 42. Stoeva further stated that finalizing the list in the third week of September, it would prioritize countries submitting their first NRVs and those that have not yet submitted a NRV in the current quadrennial cycle of the HLPF (2020-2023).

Gathered under the auspices of ECOSOC, the 2023 HLPF will address the theme “Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels”. It will conduct an in-depth review of SDGs 6 (drinking water and sanitation), 7 (affordable and clean energy), 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and 17 (partnerships for the goals).

The SDG Summit – the HLPF under the auspices of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) – will also be held in September 2023. Held once every four years, the 2023 Summit will be the second since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. . Marking the midpoint of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the SDG Summit will conduct a comprehensive review of the state of the SDGs, respond to the impact of the multiple and interrelated crises facing the world confronted and provide high-level policy guidance on transformative and accelerated actions leading up to the 2030 deadline for achieving the SDGs.

Originally planned as a “twin summit” to the SDG Summit, the Future Summit has been postponed to September 2024. [HLPF 2023 VNRs] [SDG Knowledge Hub Story on Those Interested in Presenting VNRs in 2023]

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