The renovated Hotel Esplanade is the new pride of the Crikvenica Riviera

first_imgWhile only three and a half years ago the largest hotel company in the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera Jadran dd, which now owns 8 hotels, 2 camps and 2 settlements, was waiting to go bankrupt, today the completely reconstructed Hotel Esplanade received its first guests.This is the largest investment of the Adriatic in the past twenty years, which is a continuation of the investment cycle that began after the bankruptcy of the hotel Slaven, which raised the categorization from two to three stars, camp Selce to three stars and the two largest hotels in the Adriatic group – hotel Omorika and Katarina with two to four stars.The Strategic Business Plan of the Adriatic until 2025 envisages the Esplanade Hotel, located on the main city beach and promenade, as the best hotel of the Jadran Group, and the preparation of this demanding reconstruction and extension project began at the end of 2014. office AR project Dumančić started in October last year. The hotel will initially be categorized with a high four stars, and from the Adriatic they plan to raise it to five stars after the stabilization of the higher category market in the destination.Investment of HRK 42 million The investment in the hotel, which burned down for the most part in 2001 and was partially out of order “heavy”, is a total of 42 million kuna, and consists of 30 rooms and 8 suites with a total of 76 beds in two buildings – the old part built in 1929. was restored to its original condition in which the restaurant is located and the extended part was built in the 70’s, which was completely changed by this project. The reception, SPA center, conference hall and two bars are located in the connecting part, which was rebuilt from the ground up, while the former famous dance terrace got a swimming pool and a large sun deck on four levels.”The Esplanade was a special challenge for us, not only because of the demanding project in business and technical terms but also because of its historical heritage and the great interest of the people of Crikvenica who have a strong emotional connection with the Adriatic, especially with cult hotels such as the Esplanade. There are no standard rooms in the Esplanade, but an individual approach to design, but also to furnishing, decoration and service is required. This is our first design hotel for which we plan to further expand the capacity in today’s administrative building of the Adriatic and the Slavija boarding house, which are located in the immediate vicinity of the hotel, which will make the Esplanade an integral hotel. I would like to thank all the contractors, subcontractors, supervising engineers, workers, and especially the employees of the Adriatic for their contribution to this project.”, Said the President of the Management Board of Jadran dd Dino Manestar and added that the Esplanade has 35 employees of Jadran, and it is planned that the hotel will be open most of the year.last_img read more

Dueling DBs spark Badger defense

first_imgAfter losing star cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu to the NFL Draft and sophomore cornerback Aaron Henry to an injury, Wisconsin looked like it was going to be vulnerable against the pass this year.However, redshirt sophomore Niles Brinkley and redshirt freshman Mario Goins have stepped in nicely at cornerback.Brinkley already has two interceptions and 13 tackles and Goins has added 14 tackles. Neither Brinkley or Goins had much experience coming into this year, though Brinkley did play sparingly at cornerback and on special teams last year. Although he saw only a few minutes of game action, Brinkley believes that it definitely helped him in preparation for this season.“Experience helps everybody. The more experience you have in game time gives you a chance to see things and be able to put it in your memory bank,” Brinkley said.Goins, however, came into this season completely inexperienced, having red shirted the previous year.“I didn’t know what to expect so I was just going out there, going with the flow and working hard,” Goins said. “I thought I had technique coming out of high school, but they changed it up. I used to look sloppy, but now I’m out there looking pretty good.”Wisconsin defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks is impressed with the two young cornerbacks despite their inexperience though he knows they still have work to do.“It’s amazing how a kid comes in here and red shirts and you kind of wonder if he’s going to be a factor on defense, but these guys have really stepped up to the challenge,” Cooks said. “In August, they came in ready to compete. I thought they did a tremendous job getting themselves in shape both mentally and physically. Thinking back to the first game you can see they were inexperienced, never having stepped on a Big Ten field before or having played against college competition.“They were letting people get behind them and were biting on things they probably shouldn’t have,” he added. “But over the next few weeks, they took a different approach about studying film, what they were watching and how they approach practice, and you can really see the difference. They’re starting to make some plays and feel more confident. It’s really exciting to see those guys grow.”Although Brinkley and Goins are friends and teammates, they are also competing for the same job. Though this competition could strain a friendship, Brinkley and Goins don’t see it that way and actually believe it works to their advantage.“We have a really good connection with each other. We let each other know what the other is doing wrong,” Goins said. “It helps to compete every day and helps us go hard.”Brinkley agreed.“We both help each other. If I mess up, Mario might come and talk to me, and I do the same for him. It’s just competitiveness, not dog eat dog. It’s just competing,” Brinkley said.Cooks feels the same way.“They have a great relationship. Both of those guys are very competitive,” he said. “For any position, you want to own that position. You don’t want to split reps at any position and that’s how it is with them.”The other factor both players, along with Cooks, thought helped in their development was the tutelage of senior and two-time all-Big Ten cornerback Allen Langford.“Allen was just a technician,” Goins said. “His technique was great. When I was struggling with my technique he helped me out.”“As a football player, that’s what you do to reach the top. You look at how people you’re competing with get leverage and play certain coverages and you blend it with your own certain thing,” Brinkley said.Cooks believes Langford has been the key to both players’ success despite their inexperience.“Allen Langford has really taken those guys under his wing. He’s given them some of the insight that he’s had. He’s pulled them to the side and worked with them on their techniques after practice,” Cooks said. “Those guys have taken it to heart and you can see them trying to do what we’re talking about. They don’t want to be embarrassed, so they definitely work their butts off in practice and make sure they keep up with everybody else.”last_img read more

“Klix” running School excelled at Ljubljana Marathon

first_imgAt the largest marathon and half marathon race in the region, Bosnia and Herzegovina was again very well represented with over 60 runners who ran ten kilometers, half marathon or marathon.Far largest group was once again under the auspices of the association “Marathon” Sarajevo, precisely from the “Klix” school of running, which recorded another success with more than 25 runners.More than 13.000 runners were on the start, and during the entire route of the race the support of the fans was enormous, which helped the runners from “Klix” school of running to cross the demanding half marathon route without problems.The fastest representative of the school of running was Adnan Ovčina with the time of 1 hour and 35 minutes, while Maja Mujanović was the fastest among girls with 1 hour and 59 minutes. On this occasion, they both also set their personal records and improved the time they ran at the Sarajevo half marathon. Almost all other members of the group also set their personal records.Although the year is near the end, a couple of activities still remain after a very rich racing season at which the hard working attendees of “Klix” school of running will participate (10 and 15 kilometers races in Beirut and Istanbul, then the Zagreb night cener, and in mid-November a trip to Trebević which will conclude this rich reason).(Source: read more

Guardiola repeats call for player protection as City forge ahead

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola urged officials to better protect his star players after a 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.The result left his side with a commanding 15-point lead at the top of the Premier League but Guardiola was unhappy with a series of challenges, the worst of which saw Matt Phillips booked for a high-flying lunge at young City substitute Brahim Diaz. — Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) January 31, 2018– ‘Poor challenge’ –But Albion manager Alan Pardew believed Guardiola’s weekend comments had provoked City supporters into trying to put pressure on referee Bobby Madley in a bid to get him to hand out harsher treatment to the visitors than might otherwise have been the case.Pardew also pointed out that City were not faultless, highlighting an early incident in which home midfielder Fernandinho appeared to stamp on Grzegorz Krychowiak, who had to be replaced later in the first half.“He’s a winger and in desperate situations wingers can make poor challenges. It was a poor challenge, make no mistake about that,” said Pardew of Phillips’s challenge.“But I think Fernandinho made a similar one in the middle of the pitch. I’m not sure if the referee saw it.“I thought Pep’s comments at the weekend affected the crowd. Every challenge, they were saying ‘you’re not protecting our players, referee!’.A brilliant way to end the month! ? #cityvwba— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 31, 2018“There were a few songs sung about him but I actually thought he (Madley) had a decent game.”Officiating aside, it was a routine victory for Guardiola’s team, with goals from Fernandinho, De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero sealing victory.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 The incident followed City’s FA Cup victory at Cardiff on Sunday where Leroy Sane suffered an ankle ligament injury which will sideline him for up to seven weeks — prompting Guardiola’s call for his players’ protection.However, he was in a more conciliatory mood on Wednesday, although he did have an animated discussion with fourth official Kevin Friend on the final whistle.“I’ve said what I said so we spoke with Kevin, the fourth official,” Guardiola told reporters. “They have an opinion, I have another one, they’re the bosses, I accept that. I have to accept it.”The Spaniard added: “Today we were lucky, three or four days ago we were unlucky with Leroy.“The image speaks for itself. I could repeat what I said after the last game but it’s not necessary. The chat was good, that’s all.”Guardiola was also unhappy with a late lunge by James McClean on Kevin De Bruyne, which earned the West Brom man a yellow card, and an Allan Nyom foul on Kyle Walker.All going well boys. Let’s keep this going. #ManCity ? read more

Boaters Rescued After Vessel Capsizes Near Boynton Inlet

first_imgOfficials with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue rescued three people on Saturday morning, when a boat capsized near the Boynton Beach Inlet.The incident happened at about 10:30 a.m. near Ocean Inlet Park.Palm Beach County Ocean Rescue used one of its boats to get the three men out of the water. All of them were evaluated and none required medical care.This marks first weekend since Palm Beach County reopened its beaches last Monday, after closing them during the coronavirus shutdown.last_img

Naked Florida man spent 24 hours vandalizing school

first_imgPolice arrested a naked Florida man who broke into a South Florida High School and spent nearly 24 hours vandalizing the building.Police say 21-year-old Matthew Crandall was caught on surveillance cameras trashing Miramar High School on Memorial Day. They say he wore only a hat and headphones while smashing computers and televisions.Video showed Crandall breaking in around 7 a.m. Monday and caused flooding in hallways and vandalized classrooms, walls and hallways.Officials say he caused about $100,000 worth of damage.He’s charged with burglary and criminal mischief. It’s not known whether he has ties to the school.last_img read more

Inspirational quartet challenge for Young Ambassador Award

first_imgA 23-year-old club captain, two volunteer coaches and a golfing ambassador are the four inspirational finalists for the England Golf’s Young Ambassador of the Year Award, presented in association with the Golf Foundation.They are: Megan Field and Jess Pinnell, both volunteer coaches at Hatchford Brook Golf Centre in Sheldon, Birmingham; Liam Ridgill, club captain of Drax Golf Club near Selby, North Yorkshire; and golfing ambassador Georgina Wrixon of Ashley Wood Golf Club, Blandford Forum, Dorset.Their remarkable achievements to support other golfers and to grow the game will be highlighted when the winner is announced at the England Golf Awards 2018 at the Royal Lancaster London on Thursday 22 February.England Golf Chief Executive Nick Pink commented: “These four inspirational young people are quite amazing. They are sharing their pleasure in golf in the best possible way and are helping us to spread the message that golf is a great game for all.”Join us to celebrate these and the finalists for eight more categories, by clicking here to book tickets for the Awards dinner. Tickets are just £85 each and include drinks on arrival and a three-course dinner with half a bottle of wine per person.The four Young Ambassador of the Year Award finalists:Megan Field, 18, of Hatchford Brook Golf Centre, Sheldon, BirminghamMegan began her involvement at the junior academies run by PGA professional Aaron Lansberry as a work placement – and enjoyed it so much that she continued volunteering and wants to become a junior coach. She gives up hundreds of hours and balances her interest alongside her own college and study commitments.“The kids really enjoy working with Megan as they can relate to someone nearer to their age,” said Aaron. “Her ability to communicate with the children has greatly improved and she is more than happy to stand up in front of a group of children, with parents watching, and deliver an explanation and demonstration of the warm up games.”He added: “She also talks to the boys and girls in the group about school, other sports clubs or whatever else they want to talk about. I find this is very valuable as it adds a new social dimension to my sessions.”Jess Pinnell, 15, of Hatchford Brook Golf Centre, Sheldon, BirminghamJess took up golf a year ago and in that time has both developed her own skills and become a key volunteer at the junior golf academies run by PGA professional Aaron Lansberry.“She started as a complete beginner, quickly progressed with her golf and wanted to get more involved with what we do,” said Aaron.Jess helps at eight group lessons each week and also attended every day camp held during the school summer holidays. She doesn’t take her own coaching session until the end of a full day of volunteering!In total she has given up hundreds of hours over the past year to helping youngsters and has impressed Aaron with her involvement and confidence, the way she uses banter to put the players at ease – and her own willingness to learn.He commented: “At the rate Jess is improving her coaching, she will no doubt be better than me soon!”Liam Ridgill, 23, of Drax Golf Club, near Selby, north YorkshireLiam has just taken over as the youngest-ever captain at Drax Golf Club, where he’s bowled over the members and officials with his ‘can do’ mentality.He joined the club as a 12-year-old – and has been junior captain – and went on the main committee three years ago, taking on responsibility for marketing.He’s transformed the website and used it, together with social media, to promote the club. He’s also played a key role in attracting new members, particularly students and intermediates, and in launching open competitions which showcase the course. One of his latest projects is to improve the course signage.Club secretary Matthew Forde commented: “I see at first hand the amount of work Liam puts in for the club, he is an invaluable member of the team.”Alan Palmer, 2017 senior captain, added: “For someone so young to be voted as 2018 captain reflects how well liked and respected he is.”Georgina Wrixon, 18, of Ashley Wood Golf Club, Blandford Forum, DorsetGeorgina started playing golf when she was 14 and quickly became passionate about the game – and about encouraging new players, especially girls.She represents Dorset and competes nationally, while also inspiring newcomers to the game as an ambassador for the Girls Golf Rocks campaign and for the charity, the England Golf Trust.  She has trained as a Level One coach and supports PGA professionals at a number of local clubs. When she was junior captain Georgina raised enough money to install junior tees at her club, encouraging more youngsters to pay the full game.Georgina is aiming for a career in golf and after very successful BTEC results is now studying for a degree in sports science specialising in golf.“We are very proud of Georgina’s achievements and feel she deserves to be recognised for all the effort and passion she has for playing and promoting the game of golf,” said a nominator. Tags: Award, Young Ambassador of the Year 10 Jan 2018 Inspirational quartet challenge for Young Ambassador Award last_img read more

Hastings Major All-Stars rock past White Rock to capture 2012 B.C. Little League Baseball Championship

first_imgThe game was over so fast that anyone late to their seats missed most of the highlights.Hastings Major All-Stars scores early and often, and them some in blasting White Rock 20-0 in the final of the 2012 B.C. Little League Baseball Championships Saturday at Andy Bilesky Park in Trail.Dunbar put up nine runs in the first inning, then rode the two-hit pitching of Cole Dalla-Zanna en route to the lopsided victory.The Vancouver squad pounded White Rock pitching for 22 hits including home runs by Kolby Buljevic Noah Hanson-Stafford and Cez.Paguio.Evan Lane took the loss for White Rock in a game that lasted only four innings. Hastings advanced to the final by shutting out Vancouver rival Dunbar 8-0.White Rock, the top team following a week of round robin play, dumped Beacon Hills of Victoria 21-3 in the other semi final.White Rock defeated Hastings 7-6 during the round robin, snapping a 6-6 tie by scoring the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning after the Lower Mainland squad scored four in the top of the frame to tie up the ball game.Hastings started slow in the tournament, but got better with age finishing provincial championships by scoring a total of 100 runs while allowing only 14 runs in seven games played.The team now moves on to play in the Little League Canadian Champ[ionship tournament in Edmonton, Alberta from August 4-11.Hastings opens the tournament against Ontario Saturday.The Trail Allstars, with players from throughout the West Kootenay, finished the tournament with a record of 1-4, missing the playoff round.last_img read more

Guyanese health practitioners to be trained in treatment of AMR

first_img….as triangular agreement on AMR detection, surveillance implementedIn order to strengthen national and regional detection and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Government of Argentina, the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAH0/WHO) and the Caribbean Community (Caricom) have partnered to train medical professionals in 14 Caricom countries in order to fight against this public health problem.(From right) Argentina Ambassador to Guyana, Felipe Alejandro Gardella; representative of Public Health Ministry, Dr Quacy Grant; PAHO representative, Dr Paul Edwards, and Caricom representative Helen RoyersAntimicrobial resistance (AMR or AR) is the ability of a microbe or microorganism to resist the effects of medication that could successfully treat the microbe.The detection and controlling of AMR is a crucial issue for human and animal health, as well as survival, particularly in developing countries such as those in the Caribbean. By not taking the necessary precautions, new diseases can develop which current medicines cannot fight, and can later result in “super microbes” (microbes that are extensively drug resistant (XDR) or totally drug-resistant (TDR), being expanded globally.As such, the three aforementioned bodies have partnered to provide instruments and expertise to 14 Caricom countries to curb this major health problem that is also considered to be a developmental issue, given its huge economic impact.The objective for the 2-year project was disclosed by Argentina’s Ambassador to Guyana, Felipe Alejandro Gardella during a brief press conference on Wednesday at the Argentina Embassy.“Within this framework, the Argentine Government, The Pan-American Health Organisation and the Caribbean Community subscribed a pledge last year to implement a two-year triangular project which aims at providing instruments and capacities for the detection and integrated surveillance for human and animal, antibiotic resistance in 14 Caribbean countries which is a very important issues of human, animal health and crops, and for our survival,” he noted.As a result, Guyanese doctors, nurses and medics are expected to benefit from a two-day training session, which will equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to treat AMR. Some of the areas to be covered include: conducting high quality testing for the detection of AMR, collate and analysing AMR laboratory data, and use of laboratory results to monitor trends and improve prescribing practicesThese sessions will be facilitated by Dr Genera Romero Thomas of the Argentine Administration of Health Laboratories and Institutes, along with Dr Carlos Malbran, between September 25 and 27.Additionally, it is expected to have the availability of information among health professionals strengthened. A Caribbean data base (WHONET) will be created in pursuit if collecting and systemising data. The training sessions will also include training of the medical staff in the use of WHONET and the application of laboratory standardised procedures.last_img read more


first_imgThe following are the questions and motions to be discussed at tonight’s Letterkenny Town Council meeting.Cllr Ciaran Brogan is to ask the council to ensure the car park at Bernard McGlinchey Park is reserved for park users only.The town council is to be asked to put up signposts around the town for the County Museum by Cllr Tom Crossan. Cllr Dessie Larkin is to ask the council to erect a light at the entrance to Tara Court to enhance the security and safety of the entrance.The council will be asked when it will be allocating houses in the Rahan area of the town by Cllr Dessie Larkin.Cllr Tom Crossan is to put a motion before the council asking to put a budget in place to remove ESB overhead wires at Gallagher’s Hotel and Crossview House.The council is to be asked to discuss the update from Eircom on their investment in Letterkenny by Cllr Dessie Larkin. Cllr Tom Crossan is to ask the council if it has a plan in place for cleaning gullies.   SIGNPOSTS, GULLIES, OVERHEAD WIRES AND CAR PARKING TO BE DISCUSSED AT LETTERKENNY COUNCIL MEETING was last modified: December 11th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny Town Councillast_img read more