Medora Hotels from Podgora announced today that it has prematurely settled the Company’s obligations from the pre-bankruptcy settlement to the Ministry of Finance and all other creditors in full.Premature payment itself achieved the preconditions for concluding the pre-bankruptcy settlement. As pointed out by the Medora Hotel, the early repayment of liabilities was made partly from own funds and partly from a special-purpose loan of Zagrebačka banka dd in the amount of EUR 4,53 million, with a currency clause in kuna equivalent at the middle exchange rate of the CNB. The loan repayment period is 10 years, and no later than October 31.10.2027, 4,20. year, with a variable regular interest rate of XNUMX% per annum.According to the Business diary, Agram invest entered Medora Hotels at the end of 2015 with an initial HRK 9 million, thus acquiring 900.000 shares of the company that the company Novodom Luka Kaića had bought in the pre-bankruptcy settlement. With the end of the pre-bankruptcy, he recapitalized Hotel Podgora with HRK 22,5 million, and Kaić undertook to make investments of at least HRK 112 million. He soon found new investment partners for that, and finally new customers. After last year’s renovation of the Medora Auri Family Beach Resort hotel, in which they invested more than 15 million euros, in 2018 Medora plans to continue investing in the two remaining hotels and camps.This year is a consolidation year for the company, with the most investment in staff training, and one of the goals is to extend the season to a minimum of seven months. Medora employs about 60 permanent workers and about 200 seasonal workers.
Flag Order, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania flags on the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities in Butler County to fly at half-staff to honor Sgt. 1st Class Ryan A. Gloyer.Sgt. Gloyer, a Green Beret from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group Airborne, died on November 2, 2016, while bravely serving his country in Afghanistan. Sgt. Gloyer’s numerous awards include a Bronze Star with Valor, a second Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, two Meritorious Service Medals and two Army Commendation Medals, according to the Army.Flags shall be lowered to half-staff and remain lowered until sunset on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Sergeant First Class Ryan A. Gloyer November 18, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
The 2,000m³ hopper dredger Beloe More has joined its sister vessel Severnaya Dvina in the Port of Sabetta, northern Russia, where she will perform maintenance duties and execute capital dredging in the newly created harbor.According to Damen, this customized dredger was recently delivered from stock to FSUE Rosmorport.The Beloe More – meaning ‘White Sea’ in Russian – is not the first vessel Damen has delivered to Rosmorport.“Rosmorport is the Russian enterprise responsible for the accessibility of all major Russian sea ports. Their fleet already comprises a number of Damen vessels including one identical 2,000m³ hopper dredger, three slightly smaller 1,000m³ hopper dredgers, one cutter suction dredger CSD 650 as well as a number of utility vessels such as tugs, Multi Cats and a Shoalbuster,” explained Vadim Akimov, Damen Sales Director.The vessel was delivered from stock, being available at the building yard Damen Yichang Shipyard, China. After the last customization details, the dredger sailed to its first job rounding Sakhalin, then through the Bering Strait using the Northern Sea Route. This route requires escort by an ice breaker, being well above the polar circle.The 84 meter long hopper dredger is equipped with a 600 millimeter trailing pipe for dredging at max -25 meters. The dredger is fitted out for maintenance jobs as well as capital dredging jobs. Its discharging equipment includes not only a row of bottom doors, but also a bow coupling unit and a rainbow nozzle.The max thirteen person crew can monitor their job precisely using the Damen Dredge Monitoring system. The speed of the dredger in loaded condition is 11.4 knots. For working under extreme circumstances, the Beloe More is being built under Ice Class and has acquired the classification of RMRS.The adaptations also included structural elements such as the reinforced hull, as well as insulation and heating of the accommodation, hopper corridors and voids and winterisation of all deck equipment to avoid freezing.The first job to be tackled was on Russia’s Yamal Peninsula, where the port of Sabetta is located in the estuary of the Ob river. Due to the location in Northern Siberia the harbor is only accessible for three to four months every year – hence the hurry for the new dredger to arrive.At present the Beloe More is deepening the access channel together with its sister vessel Severnaya Dvina – a collaboration crowning the excellent cooperation between Damen and Rosmorport.
Norwegian oilfield services provider Aker Solutions recorded an increase in its quarterly profit and revenues driven by high activity levels. Looking ahead, Aker Solutions expects an increase in energy demand. Source: Aker SolutionsAker Solutions recorded an increase in its first quarter 2019 net income which totaled NOK 149 million ($17.2M) compared to NOK 105 million ($12.1M) in the prior-year period.Revenue rose 32% to NOK 7.3 billion ($844M) in the first quarter 2019 from NOK 5.5 billion ($635.9M) a year earlier, supported by progress and deliveries on key projects in several markets.Aker Solutions has two reporting segments: Projects and Services.Revenue in Projects rose 40 percent to NOK 6 billion in the quarter from NOK 4.2 billion a year earlier, mainly driven by the field design sub segment.Revenue in Services was NOK 1.3 billion, up 12 percent from NOK 1.2 billion in the same quarter last year, with the increase driven by international growth in the company’s production asset services sub-segment.Orders totaled NOK 5.5 billion in the quarter, bringing the backlog to NOK 33.3 billion. Key awards included the subsea gas compression FEED contract from Chevron for the Jansz-Io field offshore Australia.“This is the international breakthrough for our subsea compression technology, which already has provided great results at Åsgard for Equinor since 2015,” said Aker Solutions’ Chief Executive Officer Luis Araujo.According to the company, tendering activity remains high in main markets – and Aker Solutions is currently bidding for contracts totaling about NOK 55 billion. The majority of this is in the subsea area – and key projects are anticipated to be awarded this year.In the longer term, Aker Solutions expects an increase in global energy demand and that investment efforts in sustainable energy solutions will be rewarded.Aker Solutions sees overall revenue in 2019 up close to 10 percent from 2018 on the back of a strong order intake last year and continued high tendering activity.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.
The Sunman Chamber of Commerce is inviting residents of Southeast Indiana to enjoy two days of shopping and fun.Sunman Daze celebrates local businesses and neighbors with sidewalk sales, specials, family yard sales, farmers market and Walking Warrior’s Grilling with Bill at FCN Bank.The annual event is held Friday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
New Delhi: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, South African cricketers could avoid the customary handshakes during their stay in India, head coach Mark Boucher said. South Africa will play three ODIs against India. The first match is in Dharamshala on March 12.“With regards to handshakes and type of stuff that’s a concern, so it will probably be fine if we do the same if it comes to that. I think it’s a way to stop anything from happening to our guys,” Boucher told the media during his pre-departure press conference.“I think it’s out of respect for players around you and not to pass on something that you might have,” the former Proteas wicketkeeper said.Boucher said they have medical staff in place who are keeping a close eye on the developments and have briefed all players and support staff.“We have a security staff and if we have medical concerns, we give it to them and they come up with recommendations. If they think it is too dangerous, they will pull us out….“We had a nice brief last night from medical staff about the virus going around.. that is a major concern. We are not medical people and we don’t know medicine like they do. “So we have taken their recommendations and I am sure they have put stuff in places that’s going to help us.” IANSAlso Read: Coronavirus: German football reluctant to play behind closed doorsAlso Watch: Doul Govinda Temple agog as Holi begins
The Latest: Modern pentathlon cancels rest of its season There will be an Olympic flame carried in a lantern and transported by a vehicle along what organizers hope will be empty roadsides.The Tokyo Games and the relay have been caught in limbo since International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said four weeks were needed to decide on an inevitable postponement of the planned opening on July 24. He has ruled out a cancellation.___Australian soccer’s A-League has suspended its season indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.That brings an end to all professional football competitions in Australia and New Zealand. The four remaining World Cups — two in Sofia, Bulgaria, another in Budapest, Hungary, and the final in Seoul — had already been pushed to May and June but have now been officially canceled.The worlds, relocated from Xiamen, China, to Cancun, Mexico, and set for May 25-31, were rescheduled. The new dates were to be determined.Governing body UIPM says it welcomed the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and will finalize plans to revise qualification.___The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, could be moved from 2021 to 2022 after the Olympics were postponed. Bach says the exact dates is a question for the Tokyo organizing committee and an International Olympic Committee panel overseeing the preparations.Swimming and track have their biennial world championships scheduled to start in July or August 2021.___IOC president Thomas Bach says “alarming figures” in the past few days about the coronavirus were key to deciding the Tokyo Olympics must be postponed.Bach cites the World Health Organization “saying in the last couple of hours that Africa has to prepare for the worst.” March 24, 2020 World Athletics says it is talking with organizers about “alternative dates, including dates in 2022.”The championships in Eugene are due to run from Aug. 6-15, 2021. That would conflict with the Olympics if the same July-August slot as originally planned for 2020 is used next year.World Athletics adds that it is looking at a new qualification system to account for the postponement and for the havoc wreaked on the 2020 schedule by the coronavirus outbreak.___The president of the International Paralympic Committee says postponing the Olympics and Paralympics to 2021 was “the only logical option.” The IOC has been advised by the WHO, which said Monday the pandemic is accelerating.Bach says the original health issue for hosting the Tokyo Olympics was “could Japan offer a safe welcome” and the IOC was confident it could.___The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021.The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. DeMartini says that he is a fan of a “soonest possible” reschedule but not until the situation is a bit more predictable. That could mean early in 2021 or an Olympics that is pushed into the fall of next year.DeMartini says “we just need to be sure everything is being done to protect their safety.”___IOC president Thomas Bach says he did not discuss new dates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.One option would be July 23-Aug. 8. That is exactly one year from the now-postponed July 24-Aug. 9 dates. Taiwan’s professional baseball league has set April 11 as the revised date for opening day.The start of the Taiwan-based Chinese Professional Baseball League’s season has been delayed twice this month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The CPBL’s website says the opening game would go ahead in a closed stadium but there could be up to 150 season ticket holders allowed entry under strict social distancing guidelines if the government approves.Sports leagues across Asia have been postponed or suspended because of the virus outbreak. The professional baseball and soccer leagues in Japan are aiming to start or resume their seasons in late April.___ Japan’s NHK public television says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will propose a one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olympics during talks with IOC President Thomas Bach.Abe says a postponement is unavoidable if the 2020 Games cannot be held in a complete manner amid the coronavirus pandemic.Abe held telephone talks with Bach after IOC said it would make a decision on the Tokyo Games over the next four weeks.___The European club rugby finals in May have been suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak. The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.___Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100%” to his proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak.Bach had previously said the IOC would make an announcement about postponing the 2020 Olympics in the next four weeks.___ The Paralympics are governed by the same contract as the Tokyo Olympics.IPC president Andrew Parsons says “by taking this decision now, everyone involved in the Paralympic Movement, including all Para athletes, can fully focus on their own health and well-being and staying safe during this unprecedented and difficult time.”___USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini tells The Associated Press that athletes were surveyed over the weekend by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and that the consensus was that postponing the Tokyo Games was the correct call.DeMartini says “training disruption and qualification challenges are too big to overcome even if the environment returns to a degree of normal by late summer.” Associated Press Governing body European Professional Club Rugby announced the decision a day after a conference call by the board.The Champions Cup and second-tier Challenge Cup had already suspended the quarterfinals scheduled for next month. Now the semifinals on May 1-3 and the finals in Marseille set for May 22-23 are off.EPCR says it “remains committed to completing the 2019-20 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup season.”___The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start Thursday as planned in northeastern Fukushima prefecture but with no torch, no torchbearers and no public because of the coronavirus outbreak. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Modern pentathlon has canceled the remainder of its World Cup season and postponed the world championships from May to September or October. Football Federation Australia chief executive James Johnson says the latest measures imposed by the federal government made it impossible for the A-League to continue. The league had only a few regular-season games remaining before the playoffs. Johnson said the postponement will be reviewed on April 22.Johnson says “as a national competition played in all parts of Australia, as well as New Zealand, mission complicated became mission impossible.”Newcastle’s 2-1 win over Melbourne City at an empty stadium on Monday was the last game completed. Sydney FC leads the standings with 48 points after 20 games.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
THE Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) in an effort to fulfill its mandate of cricket development has shortlisted 21 players for immediate training and preparation ahead of the Guyana Cricket Board’s Inter-County Under-19 tournament.Training will be conducted under the supervision of Berbice’s senior coach, Julian Moore and coach Adrian Amsterdam.The players will be tested in physical fitness drills, since the BCB has now mandated fitness drills for cricketers who will be representing the county at that level.The shortlisted players will be engaged in two 50-over matches and two three-day games before the final team is selected to represent the county.The 21 players shortlisted are: Adrian Sukhwa, Kevin Sinclair, Daniel Samaroo, Steve Deonarine, Trevon Ceasor, Javid Karim, Mathew Hardial, Karan Arajpaul, Keith Simpson, Deon Sinclair, Raymon Vankenie, Junior Williams, Sylus Tyndall, Sasenarine Sookoo, Ezekiel Kempadoo, Veeramootoo Seuwasane, Emanuel Seecharran, Antonio February, Vivikanand Jagit, Zameer Inshan and Joshua Harrichand.
Francis UzohoÂ With one match left, the Super Eagles have booked the ticket to Russia 2018 World Cup, yet, there are still worries about the quality of the team, especially in the goalkeeping area.During the qualifying matches, three goalkeepers were on parade- Carl Ikeme, who lost out to acute leukaemia, Daniel Akpeyi, who was shaky against Algeria in Uyo and Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who Rohr has no total confidence in. Dele Ajiboye and Dele Alampasu are considered outsiders. In spite of booking 2018 World Cup ticket slated for Russia with a match to go, one area that has been given the Gernot Rohr and his coaching crew sleepless night is the goalkeeping department. Ahead of Nigeriaâ€™s last qualifier against Algeria and the high profile friendly against Argentina onÂ November 10 and 14Â respectively, the German tactician has turned his attention to18-year-old Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, who has only made three appearances for the La Liga side.Â Kunle AdewaleÂ reports Rohr has now beamed his searchlight on 18-year-old Deportivo La Corunaâ€™s Francis Uzoho.Â Therefore, ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria and the international friendly game against Argentina, Uzoho has been handed his first Nigerian call-up after making his La Liga debut in La Corunaâ€™s 0-0 draw with Eibar on October 16.Uzoho was extended an invite for the Super Eaglesâ€™ last Russia 2018 qualifying match against the Desert Foxes onÂ November 10Â and a friendly against Jorge Sampaoliâ€™s star-studded AlbicelesteÂ four days later.According to a statement on the club’s website, “Francis Uzoho, a goalkeeper who recently debuted in an official match with RC Deportivo, has been called up for the first time by Nigeria, for the last qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup and a friendly.”In an interview with THISDAY, former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Christian Obi warned against selecting players on sentiment ahead of the World Cup, saying that in the area of goalkeeping, age and experience count a lot.â€œWith the World Cup just around the corner, the Super Eagles coaching crew should shun selecting players based on sentiment. The Mundial is the pinnacle of football; it is therefore not a tournament for an 18-year-old boy, most especially in the area of goalkeeping. It is a very crucial aspect of the team. He is the one that sees the whole field better than the other players and can chip in advice to his teammates when and where necessary. You need a very experienced person to do this kind of job and not a kid,â€ the 2005 FIFA U-20 Youth Championship bronze winner warned.Continuing, he said, â€œAfter our exploit in the U-20 World Cup in Russia, some of us were drafted into the senior national team, and as an 18-year old then, I was not given the opportunity to keep for the Super Eagles until after many years in camp. I was just there as an understudy to the older and more experienced goalkeepers, before I eventually got my chance after the coaching crew felt I had matured and amassed enough experience. So, the fact that Francis Uzoho has been in goal in three matches for Deportivo La Coruna, owing to injury to first choice goalkeeper is not enough to merit a national team call-up.Â â€œI think an invitation to the junior team would rather be more appropriate for Uzoho to show Nigerians the stuff heâ€™s made of, from then he can graduate to the national team. I will advise the Super Eagles coaching crew to stick to Apeyi and Ezenwa, support them with the experience of Vincent Enyeama depending on his form, but not a goalkeeper who is just cutting his teeth in goalkeeping.â€Uzoho, a former Golden Eaglets goalkeeper became the youngest foreign goalkeeper to ever play in La Liga in a memorable Deportivo La Coruna debut after keeping a clean sheet in his clubâ€™s 0-0 draw at Eibar.The 18-year-old, who arrived at the club from Qatarâ€™s Aspire Academy in January, produced four important saves to help Deportivo claim a point.â€œA day that will never disappear from my memory â€“ my debut â€“ thanks all for the support,â€ he said.At 18 years 11 months and 17 days, he becomes the second youngest player in La Liga this season, behind Real Madridâ€™s Moroccan defender, Achraf Hakimi â€“ who made his debut at 18 years 10 months 27 days earlier this month.After regular first-choice goalkeeper, Ruben, suffered a finger injury, Deportivo boss Pepe Mel opted for the Nigerian ahead of the experienced Costel Pantilimon and was impressed by the youngster.â€œA coach has to act according to the things he sees in training. He is only 18 and he can barely speak Spanish but I know what he can offer this club,â€ Mel said.Uzoho was born on October 28, 1998. He joined Qatari Aspire Academy in 2013 when he was 14. Uzoho started his footballing career as an attacker but was converted to a goalkeeper after being deemed “too slow” at the age of 12. In 2016, after impressing on a tournament in Barcelona, he joined Deportivo de La Coruna’s Juvenilsquad.Age rules meant that Uzoho could only become available to sign a contract with DÃ©por in January 2017; shortly after signing his contract, he started to train with the first team and was promoted to the reserves ahead of the new season. He made his senior debut onÂ September 10Â in a 3â€“0 Segunda Division B home win against Real Madrid Castilla.Uzoho made his first team and La Liga debut on 15 October in a 0â€“0 away draw against Eibar. At the age of 18 years and 352 days, he became the youngest ever foreign goalkeeper to debut in La Liga, and the second-youngest player to appear in the league behind Real Madrid’s Achraf Hakimi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The stage is set for the inaugural edition of the Lagos Media Marathon. At a press conference held thursday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, the modalities and motivation behind the 10km Road Race were revealed to newsmen.The Chairman of Lagos Media Marathon Committee, Tony Ubani, said it was necessary for journalists and indeed the public to give a closer look at their health and fitness.Ubani noted that the planned marathon race is just one of the several programmes being put together to help media practitioners stay healthy. “We are opening the event to all our members and we want to try as much as possible to show the world the wonders that Lagos State have been doing.“Our aim is to prolong the life of our journalists. Lagos is the Mecca of journalism in Nigeria and we want to take advantage of that,” the Lagos Media Marathon committee chairman stated.On his part, the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Dr. Qasim Akinreti, noted that a media marathon is quite novel, and he expressed delight that Lagos is blazing the trail yet again.“This is first of its kind in the whole world because we have never heard of it before and that’s why it is extremely unique and with the support of the state government, we believe we are going to get the best.“I am looking forward to the success of the media race. We want to add our own little contribution to the development of tourism, arts and culture in Lagos State.“For Lagos journalists, we want to add value to marathon in Lagos and Nigeria.” The Lagos NUJ chairman stated.In his own remark, the Chairman Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandor, assured that the Lagos Media Marathon will be well supported by the state as it falls into the action plan of his excellency Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode.Tandor noted that marathon is a culture and not just an event and that culture is already finding its roots in Lagos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram