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The city of Vukovar sold the Danube hotel

first_imgThis is the Dunav Hotel, which the city of Vukovar bought at the beginning of 2018 from the company EURCO doo, for HRK 10,360,000.00, and now, after a public tender, it was bought by the Swiss company Immo Invest Pertner AG, owned by Jack and Frank Djordić. Either way, it is important how the whole process ends, and how Vukovar will get a strong tourist boost in the back when the new Danube Hotel opens its doors. The plan is to build a 4-star hotel with about 120 rooms, or 240 beds, with attractive restaurants, offices and multimedia spaces, and the total investment, according to investors, is worth about 200 million kuna. According to the plan, the new Hotel Dunav should receive its guests in 2023. Yesterday in Vukovar, between the city and the company Immo Invest Partner Vukovar dd, an Agreement on the purchase and sale of real estate of special importance owned by the City of Vukovar was signed. Hilton after Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Rijeka and in Vukovar? center_img During the tender for the sale of the Danube Hotel, the initial total was HRK 10.7 million, while investors offered HRK 11.3 million. Investors are obliged to obtain all permits in the next 18 months, whereby the property itself becomes their property, and then they have a period of 7 years to obtain a use permit, ie. commissioning of the facility. The same investors had bought “Club Adriatic” in Baška Voda, but before signing the purchase agreement, Immo Invest did not pay the funds within 30 days after signing the contract because the presented debt of 172 creditors with 130 million kuna almost overnight “jumped” at 180 million. So the whole story fell apart, and the agony of Club Adriatic continues. By the way, Immo Invest Pertner AG is a construction company that owns three hotels in Switzerland, which are managed by Hilton through a franchise model. Bringing Hilton to Vukovar was one of the unofficial information as an investor’s plan. As could be heard on the sidelines of Vukovar, the building of the old hotel would collapse and a second of 36 floors would be built in its place, which would also house numerous business premises, offices, but also the Hilton hotel on five floors.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Paychex, Inc. to Expand Operations in Lehigh County, Creating 100 New Jobs at Regional Site

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Paychex, Inc. to Expand Operations in Lehigh County, Creating 100 New Jobs at Regional Site March 07, 2016 Jobs That Pay Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Paychex, Inc., a provider of payroll, human resources, retirement, and insurance services, will expand its operations in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, creating at least 100 new, full-time jobs.“I am pleased to announce that Paychex has chosen to further its commitment to Pennsylvania and expand in the Lehigh Valley,” Governor Wolf said. “The company’s decision to expand a regional hub is a testament to Pennsylvania’s standing as a business leader. Our state is uniquely positioned to thrive in local and global economies to help create jobs and strong, stable communities.”Paychex will expand operations to approximately 40,000 square feet at the Allentown site, expanding the facility that serves as a local office and one of the company’s northeast regional hubs. Paychex has committed to an investment of approximately $1.3 million on the project and will create 100 new, full-time jobs while retaining 444 existing positions over the next three years.Paychex received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $300,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $300,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $45,000 in WEDnetPA funding to train its workforce.“Lehigh County has proven to be a great location for us to support our clients and the continued growth of Paychex,” says John B. Gibson, Paychex senior vice president of service. “The access to a high-quality workforce and the support of the local and state governments makes this an ideal location for this expansion.”The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.Paychex, Inc., a provider of human capital management solutions for payroll, human resources, retirement, and insurance services, has over 100 locations in the U.S., as well as offices in Germany and Brazil, with 13,000 employees serving approximately 590,000 businesses nationwide.Paychex is currently hiring for positions related to its expansion.For more information on Paychex and to apply for available positions, visit www.paychex.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team, visit www.newpa.com.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

No Saints fire sale, insists Reed

first_img The likes of Lallana, Calum Chambers and Shaw have also been strongly linked with a move away this summer, with a report this week claiming the latter is on the verge of a move to Manchester United. That speculation appeared to be the final straw for Reed, who took the unusual step of making a statement before Pochettino’s standard press conference previewing Saturday’s match with Everton. The executive director did not take any questions, preferring instead to give a five-minute statement in order to give an “accurate picture of where we stand at the moment” due to the unrelenting speculation. “No club has been given permission to talk to any of our players,” Reed said. “That will remain so. “As far as the policy is concerned, we’ve had a great season. We want to build on that season. We want to improve the squad going forward. “We want to retain the players we’ve got. They are all contracted. They all have existing contracts and we intend for them to honour those contracts. “Any enquiries we get will probably be met with a ‘no, not for sale’. Our intention is to keep this very good team together and build on it by bringing new players to improve on that. “Every transfer window, particularly in the summer, is difficult because everybody is out there trying to attract players. We have our targets. We want to improve the squad. These are things we’re discussing on a daily basis. Saints are all but certain to secure a comfortable top-10 finish at the end of a season in which their style and focus on home-grown talent has attracted many plaudits. That, though, has brought with it admiring glances from afar and manager Pochettino’s burgeoning reputation has seen him installed as the bookmakers’ favourite to become Tottenham’s next manager. Executive director Les Reed has fired a shot across the bows of those hoping to lure away Southampton’s top talent, warning potential suitors that the likes of Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and manager Mauricio Pochettino are staying put. “We will tend to develop a squad that’s capable of not just maintaining the position we’re in but improving next season. “Therefore, it’s a positive message we want to get out there. I think our fans deserve to understand that there is not going to be a fire sale here. We have repeatedly said that. “We’ve had no offers for players. Deals are not about to be concluded for any of our players and we want to keep all of our best players here at this club and build on that for the future.” Morgan Schneiderlin has joined Southampton’s injury list heading into Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Everton. The French midfielder received a heavy knock to his quadriceps and joins Jay Rodriguez (knee) and Gaston Ramirez (ankle) on the sidelines. Maya Yoshida (knee) remains absent for Saints for the Toffees’ visit, as does back-up goalkeeper Kelvin Davis (back). Defender Sylvain Distin misses Everton’s trip with a hamstring injury. With fellow centre-back Phil Jagielka still a week away from returning from a similar problem it means John Stones and Antolin Alcaraz will be central defensive partners. Forward Kevin Mirallas (groin) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season and with Darron Gibson, Arouna Kone, Bryan Oviedo, Steven Pienaar and Lacina Traore all still sidelined, manager Roberto Martinez will look to his under-21s to bolster his squad. Martinez has urged some of the club’s young players to seize the opportunity presented by their current injury problems. It leaves Martinez short of options ahead of the trip to Southampton but he has already put faith in younger players this season with great success and has no qualms about asking members of the under-21s to contribute to their bid for Champions League football. “We have young players who are capable of coming in and showing what they can do and that excites me,” Martinez said. “This weekend maybe we will have to bring in someone from the under-21s and give him an opportunity. “That is what we are as a club. We will not blame players that are missing we just celebrate the opportunity given to young players.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Kelly Preston dies at 57

first_imgPreston battled breast cancer for two-years before succumbing to the disease.Travolta apologized in advance to his fans for his expected disappearance from the public eye as he and the three children he shared with Preston take time to mourn her passing.Preston was known for her roles in “Jerry Maguire” “Mischief,” and “Twins.” Actress Kelly Preston has died at the age of 57 due to breast cancer complications.John Travolta, who was married to Preston for 28 years posted the sad news on his Instagram stating in part:“She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.”last_img read more

Deep Dive: How NFL’s Week 1 will affect teams’ perspectives

first_imgDario is a junior writing about sports. His column, “Deep Dive,” runs every other Tuesday. The Vikings shut out the Falcons through three quarters, blocked a punt, Dalvin Cook looked electric with the ball and Kirk Cousins only had to attempt 10 passes in the blowout. You have to wonder if the Falcons made a mistake firing Steve Sarkisian and replacing him with Dirk Koetter. I’m still a believer in the Falcons’ talent, but they looked asleep on the field Sunday as the Vikings asserted themselves as the team to fear in the NFC North. (Surprise meter: 8.5/10) Ravens 59, Dolphins 10 Rams 30, Panthers 27 Cardinals 27, Lions 27 (OT) Division winners: Eagles, Rams, Saints, Vikings Wild Cards: Cowboys, Panthers AFC Predictions It was shocking to see the Eagles down 17-0 in the second quarter, but as soon as Carson Wentz hit DeSean Jackson for his first of two 50+-yard touchdown receptions, it was clear they’d come back for the win. Good luck stopping this Eagles team — they’re stacked on both sides of the ball. Despite the loss, the Redskins showed the upside to steal a few games this season. (Surprise meter: 4.5/10) Chiefs 40, Jaguars 26 The biggest shock surrounding the Patriots is the addition of Antonio Brown. Dominating the Steelers like this is just icing on the cake. Don’t be surprised when the Patriots are playing home games in January. (Surprise meter: 4/10) The Cardinals offense flashed potential in the fourth quarter, but the Lions should still be embarrassed to have tied a team with so little talent on its roster. It’s going to be a long season for fans of both teams. (Side note: When is the NFL going to eliminate ties?) (Surprise meter: 2.5/10) 49ers 31, Buccaneers 17 The Rams managed to come away with the road win despite limited usage for runningback Todd Gurley. The Panthers looked good, but quarterback Cam Newton might not be back to 100% yet from his preseason foot injury. Expect both teams to play meaningful games as the season winds down in December. (Surprise meter: 3/10) Thursday’s opener was an upset, but Aaron Rodgers beating the Bears is nothing new. He’s 17-5 against them in his career. The bigger surprise is that both offenses stalled for the entirety of the game. The burden of proof still rests on Matt LaFleur and Mitch Trubisky to get their respective offenses going. I think this game dampens both teams’ high expectations. (Surprise meter: 6.5/10) Jameis Winston and Jimmy Garoppolo combined for three pick-sixes, and each team had multiple touchdowns called back on penalties. It doesn’t get much uglier, and I don’t see either of these teams keeping up with the NFC’s contenders. (Surprise meter: 4.5/10) The Cowboys’ offense looked much more potent under the direction of new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, and they could be a threat to win the NFC. (Surprise meter: 1.5/10) NFC Predictions Cowboys 35, Giants 17 Wild Cards: Chargers, Browns center_img Seahawks 21, Bengals 20 Chargers 30, Colts 24 (OT) The Browns’ offseason hype got Thanos-dusted on Sunday. Titans rookie receiver A.J. Brown sparked the offense and three Baker Mayfield interceptions helped the Titans seal the game. I’m holding out hope for Cleveland, but it might not yet be a Super Bowl contender. On the other hand, Tennessee has found new hope; maybe this is the year Marcus Mariota stays healthy and lives up to his potential. (Surprise meter: 9/10) Eagles 32, Redskins 27 Division winners: Patriots, Chiefs, Ravens, Texans Welcome to overreaction week in the NFL! After many long months of waiting for some meaningful game action, it’s time for premature conclusions based a one-game sample for each team. This week, I’ll be diving into the results from Week 1 (ranked from most surprising to least) and drop predictions for the NFL season.  The Colts should be pleasantly surprised at taking Chargers down to the wire. Chargers runningback Melvin Gordon’s holdout is something to keep an eye on with the Chargers, but Austin Ekeler was excellent in his place. (Surprise meter: 3/10) Collarbone injuries knocked out new Jags quarterback Nick Foles and Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill, reigning MVP quarterback Pat Mahomes played through a sprained ankle, and Jags linebacker Myles Jack was ejected for throwing a punch. Otherwise, this game produced few surprises as Chiefs receiver Sammy Watkins erupted for nearly 200 yards and three touchdowns in Hill’s absence. Jags backup quarterback, rookie Gardner Minshew, played surprisingly well, but Foles’ injury still hurts their outlook for the season. The Chiefs are firmly entrenched as Super Bowl contenders. (Surprise meter: 3.5/10) The Seahawks were 9.5-point home favorites in this one, and the Bengals played them surprisingly close. This may be receiver John Ross’ breakout year, but the Bengals’ outlook is still bleak. The Seahawks will need to sharpen up to beat tougher opponents in the coming weeks. (Surprise meter: 4/10) Vikings 28, Falcons 12 Bills 17, Jets 16 Titans 43, Browns 13 Packers 10, Bears 3 It hurts to pick the Evil Empire, but the addition of Antonio Brown makes the Patriots unstoppable. They’ll get their revenge on the Eagles for Super Bowl 52, and Tom Brady will win his seventh ring. A big day for Bills receiver John Brown helped decide a sloppy game for both teams. I remain skeptical of the Jets’ offense thanks to Adam Gase’s questionable track record. The Bills still lack the roster depth to challenge the Patriots for an AFC East crown. (Surprise meter: 3.5/10) Super Bowl Prediction  Everyone knows the Dolphins are tanking; the surprise is how well Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson threw the ball and receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown exploded in his debut. The Ravens looked like AFC North favorites, but let’s wait and see how they look against more respectable teams. (Surprise meter: 1.5/10) Patriots 33, Steelers 3last_img read more

Syracuse men’s lacrosse opponent preview: What to know about Colgate

first_img Comments Published on February 8, 2019 at 3:11 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham No. 10 Syracuse opens the 2019 slate on Friday, hosting Colgate at 7 p.m in the Carrier Dome.The Orange have taken six-straight from CU and our beat writers are in agreement with what will happen on Friday. Here’s how the Orange and the Raiders stack up.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 48-11-1Last time they played: Syracuse tuned up for the NCAA tournament last season with a 17-5 romp over Colgate in the Dome on May 5. Brendan Bomberry (four goals), Jamie Trimboli (three) and Jake Buttermore (three) doubled up the Raiders on their own. Dom Madonna made six saves in net, and SU won 14-of-26 at the faceoff X.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Colgate report: Friday is the first game for Colgate’s new head coach, Matt Karweck. Because of this, SU head coach John Desko said on Wednesday that he wasn’t sure what to expect schematically from the Raiders. Instead, the emphasis is to focus on personnel. Colgate returns its top two goal scorers — Griffin Brown and Mike Hawkins — along with leading points getter and assist man Sam Cleveland. The Raiders return their top five defenders in terms of caused turnovers. In net, senior Connor Mullen returns after a so-so season, in which he compiled a 10.46 goals against average.Collin Orr, who took 350 of Colgate’s 378 faceoffs last season, graduated. From the handful of returners who took a faceoff in 2018, Malcolm Feeney seems likeliest to take the job. He took the second most faceoffs for CU in 2018 with 12, winning nine. How Syracuse beats Colgate: Settle in and play to the obvious strength: the defense. SU returns its entire defense, and though it will be breaking in new goalie Drake Porter, the back end is an obvious advantage for SU.Sans Brendan Bomberry (graduation) and Tucker Dordevic (injury), the offense might start slow, but Syracuse simply has more talent than the Raiders. Between Stephen Rehfuss, Nate Solomon, Jamie Trimboli and Brendan Curry, there’s more than enough coming back from 2018 for the SU offense.Mix in Bradley Voigt, Griffin Cook, Owen Seebold and Pete Fiorini, among others, and the Orange have plenty of options to score the ball.Stat to know: 80.8 percent — Syracuse is 80-19 in season openers, an 80.8 winning percentage. The Orange have won five-straight openers, dating back to a 19-7 win over Siena on Feb. 10, 2014.Player to watch: Sam Cleveland, senior attack, No. 18Cleveland only scored nine goals in 2018, but he fed his teammates for 31 more. The Raider’s leading assist man opens up the offense for the top-two scorers, Griffin Brown and Mike Hawkins, facilitating a balanced attack. If Cleveland can operate well and keep feeding his teammates for goals, Syracuse will struggle to silence Colgate.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Polina Shemanova wins 3rd straight ACC player of the week

first_imgFor the third consecutive week, Polina Shemanova was named the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the week. Shemanova has been dominant during Syracuse’s season-long five match win streak, averaging 25.8 kills per match in that span. In a five set victory over Boston College last Wednesday, Shemanova recorded 32 kills — good for third-most in program history – to go along with three aces . That came just three days after breaking the school record with 36 kills in another five set triumph over Louisville. Against a struggling Virginia Tech team on Sunday, Shemanova was quieter, recording 17 kills and an ace in the straight-set win. Still, Shemanova’s .469 hitting percentage in the victory was her highest all season.After being named ACC freshman of the year last year and to the preseason All-ACC team before this season, Shemanova has maintained her success. Currently, Shemanova leads all ACC players with 408 kills, while her average of 5.16 kills per set is 1.1 kills more than Florida State’s Payton Caffrey, who is second in the conference in kills per set. Shemanova and the Orange will look to extend their winning streak this weekend with a road trip to face Louisville and Notre Dame on Friday and Sunday, respectively. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 11, 2019 at 5:39 pm Contact Alex: athamer@syr.edu | @alexhamer8last_img read more

Pinnick Gets Govt Nod for CAF Seat

first_imgFloors Nigerians in CAF opposed to his support for AhmadDuro IkhazuagbePresident of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has been endorsed by the Federal Government to contest for a seat on the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the election slated to hold on March 16 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Rising from a meeting of the NFF board called by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, in Abuja yesterday, Pinnick whose candidature has become a subject of debate among football stakeholders in the country, was also asked to go ahead and use his discretion in voting for the presidential candidate that will advance Nigeria’s interests. Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad is challenging incumbent Issa Hayatou who is seeking an eighth term in office since becoming CAF’s president in 1988.The meeting also resolved that other stakeholders in Nigerian Football who have suggestions/advice/recommendations should tender same through the NFF and not in the media as the nine Nigerians in CAF committees did on Sunday while opposing Pinnick’s support for Ahmad.Yesterday’s meeting at the minister’s office was attended by all members of the NFF Executive Committee, with the exception of Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande and Mr. Chidi Ofo Okenwa who forwarded apologies for their absence.The endorsement of Pinnick by the Sports Ministry lifted the cloud that surrounded the candidature of the NFF chief. There have been fears in some quarters that Pinnick may be impeached if he fails to toe the line of those other stakeholders angling Nigeria’s support for Hayatou.Pinnick who is vice president of WAFU B, a member of the Organizing Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations and as well as being a member of the Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions, challenging Beninoise Anjorin Moucharafou for a seat in the supreme club for football administration in Africa, at the 39th Ordinary Congress of CAF in Addis Ababa.Only two Nigerians – Etubom Oyo Orok Oyo (of blessed memory) and Dr. Amos Adamu – have sat on the CAF Executive Committee in the body’s 60 years of existence. An attempt by former NFF President Aminu Maigari to join the club in 2013 ended belly up as he was worked against by some Nigerians close to Hayatou.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Rob Rice Homes Community of Kensington Offers Low Maintenance Living

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Rob Rice HomesIf you’ve heard the term “low maintenance living” you may just think that everything in your yard and surrounding open space is maintained all the time, right?  The answer is yes and no.  In the Rob Rice Homes new home community of Kensington located in Lacey off of College & 45th, the residents do enjoy all the yard maintenance of their front yards and open space including parks mowed and maintained as part of the dues they pay into the homeowners association.  Dues in Kensington are $65. per month. Their back or side-yards are the responsibility of each individual homeowner.Buying a home in a low maintenance community is ideal for homeowners that want to enjoy a lush, green well-maintained yard without the work.  If a resident chooses to spend the winter months in Arizona they can feel confident that their front yards will be well cared for.Kensington is one of eight communities that Rob is currently building in.  Kensington is located in an ideal location near the Chehalis Western Trail, Rainier Vista Park and conveniently located near area shopping.  We offer seven different floor plans, both single story ramblers and 2-story homes ranging in square footage from 1,490 square feet to 2,100 square feet.  The community offers an abundance of open space, tree-lined streets and an area park.  Homes are finished fully loaded with granite counters, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, fully landscaped and fenced yards & more.  Home prices start in the mid-$200s.For information on viewing a new home in Kensington, contact Lucia Arroyo at (360) 489-7478 or lucia@robricehomes.com.To view homes in Kensington go to: http://robricehomes.com/communities/kensington/last_img read more