New members of the Zadar County Tourist Board elected

first_imgRobertina Pustijanac Bunja and Jole Petričević were elected members of the Supervisory Board, while Goran Ražnjević, Tomislav Fain and Frane Skoblar are members of the Croatian National Tourist Board. ILIRIJA INVESTS HRK 35 MILLION IN RAISING THE QUALITY OF ITS ACCOMMODATION CAPACITIES AND NEW FACILITIES RESEARCH: THE SUN AND THE SEA ARE NO LONGER THE MAIN MOTIVE FOR THE ARRIVAL OF TOURISTS IN ZADAR AND ZADAR COUNTY At the session of the Zadar County Tourist Board, held on Thursday, February 21, 2019, new members of the Tourist Board, the Supervisory Board and representatives of the Zadar County Tourist Board were elected to the Croatian National Tourist Board.center_img RELATED NEWS: By unanimous decision for the members of the Tourist Board of the Zadar County Tourist Board were elected: Božidar Duka (regional director of D-marin Croatia), Tomislav Fain (director and board member of Terra travel agency), Valentino Gregov (caterer from the Zadar islands), Marin Kirin (member management and general manager of Falkensteiner hotel resort Borik), Marin Marasović (owner of hotel and tourist agency Rajna), Slavko Pernar (member of Povljana tourist board), Frane Skoblar (marketing manager of Tourist hotel Riviera Nin) and Goran Ražnjević (President of Ilirija dd, Biograd at sea ).last_img read more

ECE looks for new bidders

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Talk of the towns

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No expense spared in Wishart family home

first_imgThe family room and covered alfresco area.“My children’s favourite things about our house are their oversized bedrooms, larger living and entertaining areas and our pool,” Mrs Di Bella said. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES >>>FOLLOW DEBRA BELA ON TWITTER<<< Brisbane house price hits new high The kitchen with breakfast bar and casual meals area.An international marketing campaign that targeted Chinese newspapers as well as overseas portals, drew four Chinese and two Australian bidders and a crowd of 60 to the 756sq m property south-east of Brisbane.Bidding started at $850,000 and the auction had two breaks for negotiations before selling to friends of the vendors, who had previously rented next door.“They loved the area and wanted to get back into the neighbourhood,” LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills agent Kosma Comino said. The Di Bella family had lived in the double brick, six-bedroom house for 15 years.“We wanted to build a well-structured, easy to maintain, practical, stylish family home where we could raise our two young girls,” Mr Di Bella said. This house at 15 Kentwell Place, Wishart sold at auction for $1.22m on Saturday.A 16-month labour of love to build 15 Kentwell Place at Wishart has paid off with the expansive family home selling at auction on Saturday for $1.22 million.Angela and Sabastian Di Bella were working full time while building their two level home with Mrs Di Bella’s father, Charlie, supervising the entire build. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020 Free pontoons on offer The pool has a wading area for younger children.“I love my granite bench top, the wrought iron staircase, and my Juliet balcony.”Mr Comino said it was the first auction in a while where all six registered bidders were actively bidding during the auction.“There’s talk that the market is quite tough, but this was a good result, and we had a lot of interest in the property.”last_img read more

DOF Subsea Collects $106M in Bond Sale

first_imgDOF Subsea, a subsidiary of DOF Group, has completed a new unsecured bond issue of NOK 900 million ($106 million).Net proceeds from the new bond issue will be used to refinance existing bonds and for general corporate purposes.The debt matures in November 2023.In addition, DOF Subsea has repurchased bonds with nominal value of NOK 35 million in the existing bond issue DOFSUB07 with maturity in March 2020 and USD 26 million in the existing bond issue DOFSUB08.Arctic Securities and Pareto Securities acted as managers of the new bond issue.To remind, DOF Subsea reported year-to-date loss for 2018 of NOK 182 million ($21.4 million), against profit of NOK 91 million ($10.7 million) in the nine months of 2017.last_img read more

Offshore safety body spots irregularities on Equinor’s Njord A platform

first_imgNorwegian offshore safety watchdog, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), has found irregularities during an audit of Equinor’s Njord A platform.The Njord A platform being towed by the anchor handling tug supply vessel “KL Sandefjord”. (Photo: Thomas Sola/Equinor)The offshore safety body said on Tuesday that the audit, conducted from November 11 to 13, 2018, was focused on materials handling, lifting equipment, and the working environment.The audit is part of a follow-up of the modification project for Njord A and B. Njord A is currently at the Kværner Stord shipyard for modification.Kvaerner was awarded a framework agreement for the upgrading of the Njord A semi-submersible platform for production beyond 2030.After being in operation offshore since 1997, the Njord A platform was taken from its offshore location in the Norwegian Sea to shore. It arrived at Kvaerner’s Stord yard in August 2016 for full upgrading of hull and topside. The Njord platform is scheduled to be delivered in the spring of 2020.In addition to production from the Njord field, the platform will also receive oil and gas from the adjacent Bauge, Hyme, and Fenja fields.PSA added on Tuesday that the objective of the audit was to verify that Equinor was using the opportunity for improvements within materials handling and the working environment for the facilities at Njord A.The audit identified non-conformities regarding deficient management of the working environment and lack of overarching materials handling philosophy.The safety body also noted two improvement points regarding a lack of compliance measurement between new and old regulations within materials handling and organization of operationally responsible entity and the possibility of clarifying and managing prudently.Equinor was told to report on how it intends to address the non-conformities and provide an assessment of the improvement points observed by April 4, 2019.last_img read more

GT Beer/Keep Your Five Alive| Defending champs Sparta Boss to battle Charlotte Street on opening night

first_imgSPARTA Boss, the defending champions of the annual ‘GT Beer/Keep Your Five Alive’ Futsal tournament, will open their quest for another title against Charlotte Street, when the competition kicks off tomorrow at the National Gymnasium at 19:00hrs.With over $1M up for grabs in prize money this year, the tournament which is in its 7th edition will open with a ‘bang’. Apart from the mouthwatering clash between Sparta and Charlotte Street, Upsetters and Bad-A-Yard will get things going from 19:00hrs,Next up will be North East vs Back Circle, Leopold vs Avocado Ballers, Showstoppers vs LA Ballers, BS vs Stabroek Ballers and Tiger Bay vs Bagotstown.Bent Street and Broad Street will collide in the seventh game of the night, followed by the penultimate game of the evening which will feature Alexander Village taking on Ol Skool Ballers.Promoter Kevin Adonis disclosed recently that this year’s competition has been tailored to provide riveting action throughout the seven days. Unlike previous years where the top two teams were the only ones compensated, this year will see the top four teams win cash in excess of $1M.Adonis said he has acquiesced to a request made by the teams and will now reward the top four teams with cash prizes and other incentives.Another change that Adonis has made is the number of teams invited to the tournament has moved from 32 to 24 and they will be divided into six groups of four, with the top two from each advancing automatically to the knockout phase, along with the best four third-placed finishers, following the completion of the round robin stage.The teams invited are: Gold is Money, Sparta Boss, Leopold Street, Tiger Bay, Albouystown, BV, Melanie, Vryheid’s Lust, Avocado Ballers, Future Stars, Back Circle, North East La Penitence, Showstoppers, Broad Street, Alexander Village, GWI, Upsetters, LA Ballers, Bagotstown, Sophia, Spot 7, Charlotte Street, Ol Skool Ballers and Bent Street.Among the corporate entities that have signalled their intention to support the tournament are: GT Beer, Hits and Jams 94.1 Boom FM, Star Party Rentals, Royal Castle, Prime Security, Fireside Grill and Chill, Keep It Clean Car Wash, Flashback 2020 and BK International.last_img read more

Keeper making most of opportunities

first_imgStarting in goal for the UW women’s soccer team her freshman year, Stefani Szczechowski had a 1.21 goals-against average and made 53 saves, leading her to a respectable record of 9-6-2.Two years later, the junior has been relegated to backup duties. But that hasn’t stopped her from practicing 100 percent every day and keeping spirits high on the sidelines during games.For the past three seasons, Szczechowski has been one of most spirited players on the team. Whether it’s leading the cheers from the sidelines or stopping opposing shots, Szczechowski carries with her a gritty persona and a lot of determination that surrounds her team-first philosophy.The Plymouth, Mich., native, Szczechowski was first-team all-state three times at Ladywood High School. When it came time to focus on her college playing career, she felt Wisconsin was the right fit for her.”Both my parents went to Michigan,” Szczechowski said. “I was looking to go there to play soccer, but I also wanted to go to a very good school academically and Wisconsin combined both of those. I was also looking at Dartmouth and Northwestern but Wisconsin was such a great place and a beautiful campus. It is such a great fit here.”In her freshman season at Wisconsin, Szczechowski played in 18 games, starting 16, and recorded a 1.21 GAA and 53 saves. For Szczechowski, her freshman season was personally satisfying, especially since she wasn’t expecting to be on the field much at all.”To my surprise, I ended up starting most of the games [my freshman year],” Szczechowski said. “Before the school year started, the starting goalie had gotten into a scooter accident. So when I came in, I thought I was going to take it easy and have time to learn and grow.”I think freshman year, I really didn’t reach my full potential because I was scared and timid but still played at a decent level.”The standout moment during the 2003 season for Szczechowski and the entire women’s soccer team is when they defeated top-seeded Penn State in the Big Ten tournament in Madison. Szczechowski stopped a career-high nine shots against Penn State and recorded her fourth shutout of the year. However, the biggest moment for her was stopping one of Penn State’s free kicks to allow Wisconsin to escape with the victory.”I think that might be the pinnacle of my soccer career,” Szczechowski said. “I think that was my all-time number of saves in a game and we were packing it in to try and be more defensive. Our goal was hopefully to tie and win in a shootout, which we did.”Szczechowski came up with another big save in the shootout.”You have to sort of read the shooter or guess where they are going. I think I saw her eyes look at the right side and I just went with it. I got a piece of it and kept it out of the net. It was just an awesome feeling for my whole team to run out on the field and pile on me.”During her sophomore season, however, new recruit Lynn Murray provided a new challenge for Szczechowski, as she now had to compete for her job. In the end, Murray won the job and has been Wisconsin’s No. 1 goalie since.While many players may have become bitter and detached from the team, Szczechowski took her new role in stride, making sure to make herself a better player and keep the team’s spirits high.”I knew it was going to be a challenge and that we would both be fighting for the same spot,” Szczechowski said. “I think right away she won out because in the college game, you see a lot more crosses and you need to have a bigger presence in goalie and I think that’s one area she definitely excels in more than me.””My personality type is a team-oriented player. Some people would have a real difficult time and be bitter, while they sit on the bench and frown all the time. I love leading the team in cheers and keeping there spirits high.”For sophomore goalie Lynn Murray, the help and friendship of Szczechowski has really helped her develop as a goalie and has created a special off-the-field friendship.”We both get really competitive and we’re trying to beat each other all the time,” Murray said. “But at the same time, we’re trying to help the other person get to their bests. It’s a really good environment and I am glad I have someone like Szczechowski to push me. We’re each other’s No. 1 competitor and No. 1 cheerleader.” The two netminders are friends off the field as well.”We get along really well and we’ll go places outside of soccer together,” Murray said. “You’re competitive on the field and friends off, and we’re both really supportive of each other.”According to assistant coach Nick Carlin-Voigt, the luxury of having Szczechowski and Murray is an extreme benefit because of the competition between them. By having Murray start in goal and having Szczechowski on the bench, they know that if anything happens, the Badgers have a solid, strong goalie on their bench.”Szczechowski is a joy to work with everyday in training because you know exactly what you are going to get out of her and that’s 100 percent effort,” Carlin-Voigt said. “She’s all about the team and she’s not a selfish player. She always understands her role, no matter what that is, yet, she always wants to be pushed.”last_img read more

Four Syracuse players named to Inside Lacrosse’s Preseason All-America team

first_imgThe Syracuse lacrosse team, recently voted the No. 2 team in Inside Lacrosse’s Face-Off Yearbook Top 20, placed four players on Inside Lacrosse’s Preseason All-America team. Sean Young earned either third-team honors while Henry Schoonmaker, Matt Harris and Brandon Mullins were honorable mentions.Young, a junior defender who was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team in 2013, started 16 games last season and picked up 11 ground balls. Schoonmaker, a redshirt junior midfielder, scored 18 goals last season, including a four-goal performance in a 13-12 win over Princeton. Harris, a senior long-stick midfielder, is a co-captain this year and was named to the All-Big East second team a season ago. He led SU with 29 caused turnovers and finished second on the team with 52 ground balls.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMullins, a redshirt sophomore defender, played in three games last year before suffering a season-ending knee injury against Virginia in March. As a freshman, he recovered 27 ground balls and caused 13 turnovers.The Orange equaled a program-best 16 wins last season, advancing to the NCAA title game before losing to Duke. Syracuse loses JoJo Marasco, Brian Megill and Luke Cometti, among others, but brings back the aforementioned group of four, as well as Kevin Rice, Dylan Donahue and Hakeem Lecky.The schedule for Syracuse’s first year in the Atlantic Coast Conference has not yet been released, but practices will start in January. Comments Published on December 10, 2013 at 4:56 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Roundup

first_imgCrimes against a personAt 11:19 p.m. on June 17, DPS officers responded to a non-USC male who reported that his boyfriend punched, bit and scratched him during an argument inside their shared apartment at University Gateway. LAPD officers responded to take over the investigation and the boyfriend was subsequently arrested.At 4:37 p.m. on June 17, a student reported that a suspect threw a rock at him when he ignored the subject’s request for a lighter.  at  36th Place and Vermont Ave. The suspect then took a couple of steps toward the student, as if to pursue him, and the student fled on foot to the DPS office. DPS officers subsequently searched the area, but they were unable to locate the suspect.At 7:17 p.m. on June 15, DPS officers responded to a report of several subjects involved in an altercation during a high school graduation ceremony at the Galen Athletic Pavillion. All but two of the involved parties fled the scene before the officers arrived and the remaining subjects refused to provide any information about the incident.At 9:18 a.m. on June 15, a staff member reported receiving multiple threatening and hostile email messages from another staff member, causing him to fear for his safety.Crimes against propertyat 3:29 p.m. on June 18, a suspect used unknown means to gain entry to an office in Stonier Hall and removed an unattended camera.at 10:31 a.m. on June 18, a suspect painted graffiti on the windshield and seats of a university electric cart at Ferris Rehearsal Hall.Miscellaneous incidentsat 5:24 a.m. on June 19, DPS officers responded to a staff member who had a crown knocked out and cracked a molar when a vehicle door struck him in the jaw  in  Parking Structure A. The staff member did not desire transportation for medical treatment and was released to seek it on his own.At 7:03 p.m. on June 18, a staff member at the Keck Hospital reported overhearing a conversation between two coworkers regarding their possession of firearms and a possible threat toward unspecified persons.At 11:42 p.m. on June 15,  DPS officers and an LAFD unit responded to a fire alarm activation due to someone smoking marijuana inside Commons House.  No fire was found. Facilities Management Services personnel responded to reset the alarm then the building was cleared for reentry.  The officers were unable to identify who was smoking. The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Friday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 19.last_img read more