Dubrovnik Hotels Maestral finally found a private investor

first_imgDirector for the acquirer of PND strategija doo Matea Mateković thanked Minister Marić for his cooperation and added: “Our plans are to start the realization of the project as soon as possible, because we believe that the Maestral hotels deserve to have a much better position than they have at the moment. We will take over the business documentation as soon as possible and start preparing the hotel for the upcoming tourist season.” Minister of State Property Goran Marić, Director for the acquirer of PND strategija doo Matea Mateković and Director of CERP Milan Plećaš signed on Tuesday (February 19, 2019) in the Ministry of State Property an Agreement on the sale and transfer of shares Hotels Maestral, worth 153,5 million. these are a total of 60,65% of shares, which have so far been owned by the Republic of Croatia. After many years of agony, eight tenders, purchases and the withdrawal of investors, and due to unresolved legal relations, the status of the Hotel Maestral was finally resolved, which found its new private investors. On the occasion of signing the contract, Minister Marić said: “This is a great success, after eight failed competitions and the ninth round, the process has finally been successfully completed. The Board of Directors of CERP made a decision to accept the most favorable offer and thus completed the privatization of the last hotel complex in the Republic of Croatia. In the last three tenders of the hotel and tourism sector, we have secured around HRK 600 million and more than HRK 2,5 billion in investments in the state budget. We expect the buyer to access the business plans for investment and raising to the highest possible level of hotel categorization as soon as possible, because it is inadmissible for Dubrovnik to have one or two star hotels.. “Maric pointed out.center_img Hotels Maestral in its portfolio consists of five hotels in Dubrovnik, with a total capacity of 472 rooms, with 931 beds (hotel Uvala **** (51), hotel Splendid *** (59), hotel Komodor *** (63), hotel Vis *** (142), Hotel Adriatic ** (107) and the pavilion Adriatica Rooms ** (50)).  All of the Company’s hotels and rooms at Adriatica Rooms are located next to each other in the western part of Dubrovnik, in the Lapad Bay, only 3,5 km from the historic center and approximately 25 km from Dubrovnik Airport.last_img read more

Soccer loses heartbreaker

first_imgWestern Illinois’ Cosimo Patano chose the right time to score his first goal of the season. Patano’s volley in the 48th minute proved to be the game-winner, as the Leathernecks defeated the Badgers 1-0 at McClimon Complex Wednesday night.In a non-conference battle of teams mired in three-game winless streaks, Western Illinois (7-2-1) made its one shot on goal count, while Wisconsin (4-3-2) went 0-for-2 on its shots. Head coach Jeff Rohrman cites that inefficiency as a reason for the loss.“To come away with 18 shots and only really put two on goal — our guys are better than that,” Rohrman said.Even the Badgers’ two shots on goal were weak at best, while Patano’s was a highlight reel-worthy rip into the back of the net. Capitalizing on a UW failure to clear the ball out of the defensive zone, Patano trapped the ball with his chest and released a volley from 30 yards out that goalkeeper Alex Horwath couldn’t handle.“Honestly, I didn’t see it until it was at the six (yard box),” Horwath said of the shot. “The kid hit a rip. He couldn’t have hit it any better.”Seemingly awakened by the goal, the Badgers went on to dominate the better part of the second half, in part because the Leathernecks were content to sit on their lead. Unfortunately, UW’s increased effort was not enough to find the back of the net.“It wasn’t really until their guy hit an unbelievable shot and our backs were against the wall that we picked up the tempo,” Rohrman said. “I thought the last 30 minutes of the game we clearly dominated and just couldn’t get the goal.”That’s not to say the opportunities weren’t there. UW had free kicks from five and 10 yards outside the 18-yard box but were unable to convert and instances of two and three corner kicks in a row that provided no goals. Although they dominated possession of the ball, the Badgers found it difficult to find any room to make runs or get off shots once they got into the Leathernecks’ defensive zone.“I don’t think we executed there as well tonight,” Rohrman said. “But I give them credit. They’re a very well-coached team; they’re very organized. They stay compact; they make it a little difficult. Having said that, I thought that later in the game we did some pretty good things, but couldn’t reward ourselves.”The Badgers’ best chance came in the 65th minute when Bryan Gerster’s header went off the far post and was recovered on the rebound by Western Illinois keeper Stephen Paterson. After another UW header went off the top of the crossbar and over, it seemed futility would be the theme of the night.“It’s absolutely frustrating,” Horwath said. “We haven’t been putting balls away.”After a scoreless first half, it seemed the Badgers were destined for another source of frustration: their inability to decide games in regulation. Five of UW’s eight games have gone into overtime, though Patano’s goal made sure the match ended on time.With UW’s winless streak reaching four games, the Badgers find themselves in a less-than-ideal position with nine games to play.“Our backs are against the wall. We have no choice but to win,” Horwath said.Rohrman acknowledged his team’s morale.“They’re obviously frustrated and a bit disappointed. We’re going to continue to work on it and we know we have a big opportunity and challenge at Michigan State this weekend,” Rohrman said. “Obviously we felt we kind of needed a victory after what’s happened the last couple of weeks, with some disappointing ties and losses. But we’ll rebound.”last_img read more

CAFCL: We will not return Champions League trophy and medals – Esperance

first_imgEsperance de Tunis say they will not return the trophy and medals of the CAF Champions League to CAF as instructed and will take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sports.The Tunisians were ordered to return the CAF Champions League trophy and medals and replay the second leg of their final with Wydad Casablanca, following an Emergency CAF Executive Committee meeting in Paris.The Tunisian side led 1-0 in Saturday’s second leg but Moroccan opponents Wydad Casablanca left the pitch after an equaliser they scored was disallowed.Wydad wanted the video assistant referee to check if the goal should stand but the system was not working.After more than 90 minutes delay, Esperance were declared Champions.The Confederation of African Football (Caf) said the second leg will be replayed at a neutral venue.The 1-1 draw from the first leg in Morocco stands.The replay will be after the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, which ends on 19 July.A Caf statement said “conditions of game and safety were not met” in the second leg and made clear Esperance players must return their winners’ medals as well as the trophy.But Esperance immediately responded in a tweet that they will treat the CAF Exco decisions with complete disregard.The Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed also took to twitter to salute the Tunisian security forces and says “those who question Tunisia’s security should assume the responsibility.”He has also praised Esperance fans for their discipline and says he will not give up Esperance’s or any Tunisian team’s rights.last_img read more

Lakers notes: Kupchak takes trip to China

first_imgKupchak described the Chinese Basketball Association games as being “very competitive,” but said he couldn’t answer the question of whether a Chinese player might join the Lakers in the next decade. “In the next 10 years, I could see several Chinese players in the league,” Kupchak said. “I couldn’t say there’d be 30 or 40, but I can see multiple players in the league. Would one of those guys end up on a Lakers roster? I don’t know.” The Lakers took a step toward that end in hiring Gary Boyson, a Hong Kong-based scout, last season. Kupchak had not traveled to China before his January trip, although the Lakers have made two or three trips a year to Europe in the past decade. “There’s a chance that this year one of the players we went to see is going to be in the draft,” Kupchak said. “So this was the year (to go). Next year, although I can see basketball continuing to grow at a healthy rate there, the competitive nature there, I don’t know if there’ll be a draftable player next year.” Midseason review: Before the Lakers left for the All-Star break, coach Phil Jackson offered his thoughts on the first 50-plus games. Given the rash of injuries in training camp, Jackson was asked if he would have taken a 30-23 record back in October. “I told the team, `We’re not unhappy with what our record is, but we’re not happy with how we’ve played the last two weeks, the last three weeks actually,”‘ Jackson said. Jackson said he was hopeful that center Kwame Brown and forward Luke Walton could return from their respective sprained ankles soon after the break. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! One of the frustrations of the job for Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is sometimes fighting traffic to attend a college game, only to watch the player he came to see sprain an ankle or struggle with foul trouble. But Kupchak was investing more than just a couple of hours on the Southern California highways when he flew to China in late January for a six-day scouting trip. center_img It was Kupchak’s first trip to the country and he went with a list of three or four prospects he wanted to see. Assistant general manager Ronnie Lester also made the trip, which Kupchak described Thursday as being “worthwhile.” Although Kupchak could not comment on the players he saw, 19-year-old forward Yi Jianlian is regarded as a potential first-round draft pick. Jianlian is a 7-footer who would follow Wang Zhizhi, Mengke Bateer and Yao Ming into the NBA. last_img