As Poslovni dnevnik has learned, information has been leaked from the People’s Republic of Croatia that hotels majority owned by SN Holding Darko Ostoje want to buy an investment fund from Singapore, which owns about twenty hotels managed by the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts chain. As it is pointed out in the financial report of LHR, in the first nine months of this year, a profit of HRK 20,2 million was realized, which is a big drop since the profit in the same period last year amounted to HRK 61 million. On the other hand, the mayor of Opatija, Ivo Dumić, sent a message on his Facebook page that he hopes to sell LRH soon. Photo: Remisens.com Liburnia Ririvera Hotels informed the Zagreb Stock Exchange that the process of in-depth recording of the company’s operations is underway, by interested potential buyers of shares issued by Liburnia Riviera Hotels dd “Every big hotel house has to be a part of society and invest in the destination where it makes the most profit. In this way, both the hotel house and the destination progress. We have many good examples where hotel houses invest a lot in the better life of citizens, events and infrastructure in the city where they operate, and I will single out only the two largest companies, “Valamar” and “Blue Lagoon”. “Liburnia Riviera Hotels” have so far, unfortunately, behaved quite the opposite in Opatija and the entire Riviera. But I believe better days are coming. I hope that this house will soon be sold to real and responsible investors, which I am sure will bring a complete turnaround in such a business policy. Only in this way can Opatija become what we all want, a top year-round tourist center from which all our citizens will benefit. ” said Dumic. By the way, the City of Opatija owns 25 percent of LRH shares.
Sinopharm’s chairman told state media last month that a potential vaccine could be ready by the end of this year with Phase 3 testing expected to be completed in about three months.The novel coronavirus, which has killed more than 750,000 people globally, has prompted a race to develop a vaccine. More than 150 candidate vaccines are being developed and tested around the world.Russia became the first country to grant regulatory approval to a vaccine after less than two months of human testing, and a shot developed by Chinese firm CanSino Bilogics has been cleared for use in the military.China is leading the development of at least eight vaccine candidates in different stages of clinical trials. A coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by a unit of China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) appeared to be safe and triggered antibody-based immune responses in early and mid-stage trials, researchers said.The candidate has already moved into a late-stage trial, one of a handful of candidates being tested on several thousand people to see if they are effective enough to win regulatory approval.Sinopharm is testing the potential vaccine in the United Arab Emirates in a Phase 3 trial expected to recruit 15,000 people, as China has too few new cases to be a useful trial site. The state-owned company will also supply the candidate to Pakistan as part of a trial agreement, the Wall Street Journal reported.The shot did not cause any serious side effects, according to a paper published on Thursday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by scientists who are part of Sinopharm and other China-based disease control authorities and research institutes.The results were based on data from 320 healthy adults in Phase 1 and 2 trials.The candidate triggered robust antibody responses in inoculated people, but it remained unknown if that was sufficient to prevent COVID-19 infection, researchers developing the vaccine said in the paper. Topics :
30 Oakmont Crescent, Albany Creek.The couple have three married children who have since moved out of home.“We were in the area for 22 years before we bought here, it was a really nice little tight-knit community, which we’ve seen grown,” Mr Hirn said.The home, at 30 Oakmont Crescent, has four-bedrooms and two-bathrooms.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The large study is ideal for those that may need to work from home. 30 Oakmont Crescent, Albany Creek.And its location close to the front door is ideal for those wanting to operate a business from home. For those quiet times there is a separate formal lounge where you can sit back, relax and enjoy your favourite book in front of the fireplace.The separate formal dining area is ideal for entertaining family and friends.The master suite has a large walk-in robe, separate shower and toilet, spa bath and the glass brick feature wall bathes the bathroom in natural light. 30 Oakmont Crescent, Albany Creek.Leslie and Yvonne Hirn have lived at their Albany Creek home for the past 26 years and are ready to downsize and move up the coast.Their architecturally designed and constructed property is on the market for the first time since being built in 1990. 30 Oakmont Crescent, Albany Creek.Mr Hirn said his favourite part of the property was the lovely outlook from the lounge room out into the distance.He said a rumpus room was above a three -car garage which provided an ideal space for a teenager’s retreat or pool room, and providing great separation for parents as well.“It’s a beautiful multipurpose room with an interesting roofline,” he said.“The kids loved to be there.”He said the home would best suit a family with teenage kids.
News Israeli jets hit Gaza after Palestinian rocket attacks by: – February 24, 2011 Tweet BBC News Beersheba residents took shelter in safe rooms before the rocket hitIsrael has bombed four Hamas training sites in Gaza, a day after Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel.The overnight air raids came hours after a Palestinian militant was killed and 10 others injured in clashes with the Israeli army near the border.No casualties resulted from the air strikes or the rocket in Beersheva – the first attack on that city since Israel’s 2009 Gaza offensive.Israel says it holds Hamas responsible for all attacks emanating from Gaza.Palestinian witnesses said the the fighting started on Wednesday after an Israeli tank entered northern Gaza. The Israeli army says it was trying to stop militants planting explosives along the fence.Islamic Jihad said its militants opened fire on the tank, and that one man was killed and two wounded when the tanks returned fire.The Ministry of Health in Gaza said three children were among those wounded by the shrapnel.Doctors in Gaza said that in a separate incident, two Palestinian workers collecting rubble were injured after being shot by Israeli soldiers close to the border fence.Later on Wednesday, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a house in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, about 30 km (20 miles) from the Gaza Strip. No casualties were reported.Officials said one house was extensively damaged when it was hit by a Grad rocket, which have a longer range than the homemade rockets which have been fired from Gaza before.Residents took refuge in safe rooms prepared for such incidents before the rocket hit.A second Grad rocket was reported to have fallen near the town of Netivot, causing no injuries.Also overnight, the Abu Ali Mustafa brigades, the military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, said fighters launched three mortar shells toward the Nahal Oz military base military, and another two toward Israeli infrastructure east of al-Zaitoun, the Maan news agency reported.The Islamist group Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, and Israel have largely halted hostilities since the 2009 war in Gaza, but skirmishes often break out around the border area.Although members of Hamas’s military wing rarely carry out attacks, the Israeli military says it holds the group responsible for all militant activity in the Gaza Strip. 20 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Share
Wanda Benson, age 85 of Harrison, Ohio passed away peacefully Thursday, March 12, 2020 in New Trenton, Indiana. Born July 18, 1934 in Miamitown, Ohio the daughter of Edwin and Mildred (Adams) Haas.Wanda was the Deputy Tax Commissioner for the City of Harrison for many years and married Herb Benson in 1993. She was a longtime member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Harrison VFW.Wanda is survived by her daughter Denise Michelle Keith, sisters Emma (Harold) Beard and Linda (Bob) Moore. Also survived by many other nieces and nephews.Preceded in death by her parents Edwin and Mildred Haas, husband Herb Benson, son Steven Haas and siblings Edwin Haas Jr., Phyllis Sparkman and Charlotte Hubbard.A private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the American Legion post #199 and or Harrison VFW #7570 c/o Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030.
Munster thought they had their third try three minutes into the second half when CJ Stander was driven over the line, b ut the referee called it back as Keatley was lining up a conversion and ruled the Ireland squad member had knocked on. However, Murray made sure they had their score after 50 minutes. The scrum-half sold Lazzaroni with a dummy and ghosted through to score following a lineout on the 22-metre line. And the bonus point finally came for Munster in the 66th minute thanks to a fantastic break from replacement Jack O’Donoghue. The centre cut through in his own half and raced downfield before feeding O’Mahony, who crashed over at the corner to claim his second try of the match and a comfortable win. Early tries from Ronan O’Mahony and David Kilcoyne looked to have seen-off the Italian challenge b ut, buoyed by the strength of their pack, Treviso got back in it thanks to a drive-over try from Marco Lazzaroni just before half-time. But Conor Murray strolled through to score in the second half, before O’Mahony sealed the bonus point and a comfortable win for Anthony Foley’s side, who were already out of the Champions Cup. Stade Francais’ victory over table-toppers Leicester ensured Munster finished third with Treviso propping up Pool Four. It took only five minutes for Munster to break the Treviso line. The Munster pack constructed a powerful drive and shunted the Italians back. Scrum-half Murray darted off the back of a maul and found wing O’Mahony, who powered through the defensive line to break clear and score. Ian Keatley converted for an early 7-0 advantage, and the Irish province were able to build on their lead 12 minutes later. A Simon Zebo break forced the winless Italians to illegally slow the ball down at a ruck, and referee Alexandre Ruiz awarded a penalty. Murray took a quick tap and go from deep inside Treviso territory and found prop Kilcoyne, who barged over to score a second converted try. But the Treviso pack began to flex their muscles and they got their reward on 37 minutes. Munster flanker Billy Holland went offside at a promising rolling maul, and was sent to the sin-bin, with the hosts making their man advantage count as they shunted the resulting lineout over the line for Lazzaroni to score. Press Association Munster finished their European Champions Cup campaign with a flourish in a bonus-point 28-5 triumph at Benetton Treviso.
INDIA cricket captain Virat Kohli is set to marry long-time girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in a much-anticipated wedding in Italy this week, according to media reports on Sunday.Rumours started swirling when Kohli pulled out of India’s limited-overs matches against Sri Lanka and Sharma also ducked out of her busy acting schedule in December.Indian TV channels have gone into overdrive over what they have billed as the “wedding of the year”.“A heritage property within a resort in Tuscany is being decked up for the wedding,” the Hindustan Times said on Sunday.“Arrangements for a typically Punjabi wedding are reportedly being made by the wedding planner,” the newspaper added, citing unnamed sources.The celebrity couple and their families have reportedly flown out of India for the week-long celebrations.A grand reception is also planned in Mumbai on December 26.There has been no confirmation from the couple.The Indian captain has said he needed to rest because of his “massive workload”, ahead of the national side’s tour of South Africa in January.Kohli and Sharma, both 29, started dating in 2013 after they met during the filming of a shampoo advert.The high-profile couple made their first public appearance a year later during a football match.Kohli is one of the world’s highest-paid athletes and a huge star in cricket-crazy India, and Sharma is one of the top actresses in the multi-billion-dollar Indian film industry.If the two stars do get hitched, theirs will be the latest in a list of Bollywood-cricket weddings.From former India captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and actress Sharmila Tagore to the recent Zaheer Khan-Sagarika Ghatge union, India has a long history of marriages between cricket players and movie stars. (AFP)
Tags: ESMF-Mfield hockey It was the Northstars jumping out in front in the rematch 1-0 thanks to Chrissy Wagner’s goal, but it did not hold. The Hornets tied it, 1-1, by halftime, and then inched out in front in the second half, hanging on to claim a 2-1 decision.Back on Monday, East Syracuse Minoa hosted Auburn and, for the second time this fall (it won 3-0 at Holland Stadium on Sept. 11), handled the Maroons, this one a 5-0 decision where the Spartans kept on going even after gaining a 2-0 halftime edge.Maggie Saunders, with two goals, paced the ESM attack, with single goals going to Grace Stone, Abby Herrington and Mary Searle. Feeding all of them, Angelina Dodge earned a career-best three assists. Moving into October, the Fayetteville-Manlius field hockey team still had not suffered a defeat against any of its Salt City Athletic Conference rivals.However, the Hornets had finally seen its 10-game unbeaten streak upended on Sept. 28, when reigning state Class C champion Whitney Point arrived on the F-M turf and put on quite a clinic in all phases of the game on the way to prevailing 6-0.And now came another big test, with the Hornets going to Bragman Stadium to face a Cicero-North Syracuse side against which it needed Lucy Fowler’s goal in the last minute of regulation to pull out a 1-0 decision three weeks eariler. Even more impressive was what ESM did against Liverpool two nights later, putting together a first-half scoring barrage that the Warriors could not handle on the way to a 4-0 victory.All of the goals came before halftime, two of them by Dodge, plus one each from Stone and Herrington. Searle’s deft passes made a difference as she had a season-best three assists and Jillian McGinley also got an assist.On Tuesday night, ESM would visit struggling Baldwinsville before returning home Thursday to take on Cazenovia, while F-M rests until its own game against B’ville on Thursday night.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story
Senior swimmer Steven Stumph first told his teammates he was gay the summer after his sophomore year at USC. He remembers being nervous and sweating, his heart pounding heavily the entire time.It turns out he had nothing to worry about.“We just laughed about it like, ‘Why did I hold it in so long?’” Stumph said. “There was no reason to. All my fears of wanting to hold it in were all for nothing.” Stumph is part of a community of LGBT athletes and coaches at USC, ranging from openly gay athletes to those who remain closeted. Most gay athletes, coaches and administrators generally describe USC as an inclusive school for LGBT athletes, who feel safe and supported by their teammates and peers, but the University is always trying to make strides to become more accepting. Though athletes understandably feel apprehensive about opening up about their sexual identity, the culture at USC is welcoming to those who do, according to those at the University who have come out. Lypheng Kim, a junior majoring in human biology and member of the club dragon boat racing team, has been out since he was 17. As the captain of his high school track and field team, Kim said he had gained a “level of respect,” but was still a bit nervous about coming out. Those fears, though, were quelled when his high school coach sent him a message reading, “We are here for you to support you.” When Kim came to USC, he found his club team to have a similar reaction. “Everyone was kind to me,” he said. “They didn’t use sexuality as a basis to determine how they would treat you.” — In her four years working with LGBT athletes as a clinical and sports psychologist at USC, Nohelani Lawrence has never seen an issue regarding a player or coach based on how they identify. “My experience with athletes who identify as gay is they feel very supported by their teammates,” she said. “They feel free to express themselves and feel supported by their coach.” Lawrence is the director of the LGBT committee at USC, a group that meets to improve the treatment of LGBT athletes on campus. When she took over the committee three years ago, one of her first projects was creating a “You Can Play” video, featuring former Athletic Director Pat Haden. Rather than simply seeking acceptance of LGBT athletes, Lawrence wanted to take a step further toward appreciation. “Initially, there was a lot of talk about accepting student-athletes who identify as LGBT, but even accepting has a negative connotation because that implies there might be something wrong,” Lawrence said. “Our goal was to really let student-athletes know that we appreciate their presence.” According to Lawrence, one of the biggest complaints from the athletes she works with is trying to find other LGBT people to date. It’s a minimal issue compared to other schools, but that doesn’t mean she and LGBT athletes don’t have ways to further increase inclusivity and support on campus. Lawrence wants to spur the discussion on how to support transgender athletes, which she thinks is an area that hasn’t gotten much coverage. Stumph would like to see an organization for LGBT athletes where they can share updates and concerns, similar to one that exists at UC Berkeley. And Kim lamented the fact that he doesn’t see other Asian-American athletes come out, noting that he is often the “token Asian” in the room. “Sometimes, you just have to put yourself in that uncomfortable setting for others to speak up,” he said. “That’s been the theme of coming out as an athlete. Putting yourself in uncomfortable situations to allow others to be more comfortable to come out.” When Stumph was a freshman, two seniors on the swim team were openly gay. He admired that they were proud of their sexuality and didn’t let it affect their presence on the team, but he wasn’t quite ready to come out himself. Reed Malone, a member of the LGBT committee, is also a senior and a teammate of Stumph’s on the swim team (Malone does not identify as gay). He recalls Stumph trying to figure himself out during freshman year. “He was quiet. He was pretty reserved,” Malone said. “For our freshman class, there were six of us. He hung out, but liked to be on his own a bit.” Finally, Stumph came to terms with it. “I was just tired of holding it in,” he said. “It was like a big relief was lifted off my shoulders. There was nothing holding me back. No secrets.” The decision has made him more comfortable as a person and a teammate, more open to talk about any kind of subject and coming into his own. It was more of a seamless transition than an abrupt announcement for his teammates. “He never sat everyone down and said, ‘Yeah, I’m gay.’ He just lived his life and ended up hooking up with guys,” Malone said. “It wasn’t a huge deal to anyone.” — They didn’t say it to his face, but Kim could sometimes hear the whispers, the homophobic slurs from his teammates and competitors on his high school track and field team in Philadelphia. “When I hear things like that, I obviously feel uncomfortable because I question their intentions,” he said. “I question their level of awareness. I give them the benefit of the doubt, even though they’re saying those things and they’re conscious of the impact that it has. Words hurt. Words can make a huge dent on someone’s mental health or mental capacity.” Such incidents are far less common at USC and its neighboring schools in the liberal West Coast demographic. It’s one of the reasons why some LGBT athletes, including Stumph, chose to attend USC. But Stumph, who is from Moraga, California — about 13 miles east of Oakland — said he would not feel safe attending a swim meet at a school like Auburn, which is located in a region that is less tolerant of the LGBT community. He noted that there are some schools where the culture is not yet ready to accommodate people like him. “Here I’m totally comfortable to tell anyone that I’m gay,” Stumph said. “I don’t fear for my safety.” Stumph is aware of gay athletes at schools on the East Coast who don’t feel comfortable coming out to their team because they fear they will be ostracized and the coach won’t put them in events. Then, there was the time he posted a photo to social media while visiting a friend in Austin, Texas, tagging his location. “Some random person wrote a very discriminatory comment on my photo,” he said. “I think that has to do with the region. In L.A., for the vast majority, people don’t care whether you’re gay or not. In Austin, it’s a bigger deal.” Stumph admitted he is more “reserved” about telling people about his sexuality in places such as Texas, where a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll last year found fewer than half of the state’s residents support gay marriage. It’s an indication that USC is far ahead of the curve in comparison to other parts of the country. Lawrence noted that while USC celebrated National Coming Out Day last month, passing out T-shirts for coaches and athletes to wear (they ran out by noon), some schools on the East Coast didn’t because they feared it would negatively impact recruiting and publicity. Last year, LeTourneau University, a Division III school in Longview, Texas, banned “same-sex dating behaviors” as well as advocacy for same-sex marriage for student athletes. For its part, the NCAA has been swift on denouncing anti-LGBT legislation. In September, NCAA President Mark Emmert took action in the wake of the so-called “Bathroom Bill” in North Carolina — which requires transgender people to use public restrooms that correspond to their gender given at birth — by pulling seven championship events from the state in the 2016-2017 season. While L.A. natives may be accustomed to inclusivity, some people from other parts of the country may not be aware of the accepting environment. Lawrence, who grew up on the East Coast, said she didn’t know what to expect when she took a job at USC. She heard from people who thought the University was “extremely conservative, especially within California.” “I wasn’t sure here how accepting athletics would be toward LGBT athletics,” she said. “I’ve been pleasantly surprised.” Creating a nationwide culture of acceptance for LGBT athletes is somewhat of a dilemma. While there would be progress if more gay athletes came out, some are just not willing to take the risk to put themselves out there. “It’s a gradual change that needs to occur socially,” Stumph said. “I’m sure it was the same [at USC]. When the first athlete came out as gay here, it was a huge shock. As more and more come out, people realize it’s normal and not a rare occurrence.”— The end goal, ultimately, is for the entire discussion over LGBT athletes to become a moot point. It’s one thing to make note of an athlete who identifies as gay. But, according to Kim, it’s another to make their sexuality the headline. “That title in a way perpetuates the notion that sexuality comes first before athleticism,” he said. “Sometimes, it’s a good thing and sometimes it might not be. People are so focused on the sexuality aspect that they forget about who the athlete is.” Stumph is a perfect example. The senior is much more than an athlete who is gay; he is a team captain and one of the top swimmers in the Pac-12, playing a key role for USC in dual meets and postseason action. His sophomore year, he broke the school record in the 200-yard breaststroke to help claim the first Pac-12 title in 37 years for USC. Outside the pool, Stumph likes to travel and cook. A self-described food connoisseur, he invites friends over and converts his apartment into a “pop-up restaurant” complete with waitresses and hostesses, cooking seven-course meals for them. Each one has a theme, from Mexican to Mediterranean to even a Halloween a few weeks ago. “It’s amazing food,” Malone said. “The presentation is unbelievable. Unlike everything I’ve ever seen.” This seemingly insignificant display represents Stumph’s transformation from shy freshman to a senior who has come to terms with who he is and beyond, showing that there is more that defines him than simply being gay. It’s part of what USC is continuously striving to improve on — making sure LGBT athletes are not just accepted, but also appreciated for more than just their sexuality. “He travels the world and he cooks,” Malone said of Stumph. “Being gay is such a small part of him that it doesn’t even matter.”
Share StumbleUpon Submit UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Julie Harrington takes the reins as BHA CEO August 11, 2020 Share Publishing its 2019 Fixture List, British Racing has outlined a slight increase in the number of race meetings in 2019.The announcement comes after a unanimous agreement from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Racecourse Association (RCA) and Horsemen’s Group, as well as the approval by the BHA Board.It has emphasised that the focus in compiling the 2019 Fixture List has been to bring in measures to assist those who work in the sport whilst simultaneously aligning the fixture schedule to the changing needs of the betting industry.Nick Rust, Chief Executive of the BHA commented: “Producing a Fixture List which strikes the right balance between sufficient support for all those who work so hard in racing, opportunities and rewards for owners and a compelling betting product to grow vital revenues for the sport has been a cross-industry effort.“We hope that the 2019 Fixture List gives racing’s participants and customer groups confidence that the sport is working together in their best interests, and its early publication will allow the industry, racecourses and bookmakers adequate time to plan for next year.”The policies governing the compilation of the 2019 Fixture List were set out earlier this year, and led to a number of new initiatives including breaks for Flat participants in March and November and all floodlit fixtures between January to mid-April and September to December having a final race time of no later than 8:30pm to help jockeys and racing staff.These measures aim to support jockeys and racing staff and are designed to help alleviate some of the demands that the Fixture List might place on their physical and mental wellbeing through extensive travel and late working hours.Additionally, to benefit both retail and digital betting operators, measures have been agreed to schedule floodlit cards to try and provide a more continuous and consistent betting product throughout the course of afternoon and evening racing, as well as the scheduling of a trial of 15 additional floodlit fixtures in the autumn to test the popularity of staging two such fixtures on the same evening with the betting public.These initiatives are partly in response to the fact that over half of all betting on British racing is now placed remotely and that the Fixture List must to an extent be tailored to meet the needs of that audience if the sport is to grow.Andy Clifton, Racing Director at the RCA, added: “The production of the 2019 Fixture List has been a great example of the strength of the tripartite structure of British Racing.“The end result is a fixture list which balances the very different requirements of sections of the racing and betting industries as well as it can, and we look forward to continuing that process in the years to come, to the benefit of the sport as a whole.”Charlie Liverton, Chief Executive of the Racehorse Owners’ Association and nominated representative of the Horsemen’s Group, also said: “The culmination of the 2019 Fixture List process produced a balanced fixture list with due rewards and opportunities for all those who invest in British racing. The Tripartite structure was seen at its best, delivering a Fixture List with the interest of the whole industry at its core.“Balancing the interests of all of racing’s stakeholders through the process is not always straightforward and so it is with great confidence that we look forward to 2019 and continuing to work together for the benefit of the whole sport.”Key details from the 2019 fixture list:A total of 1,511 fixtures have been scheduled, 3 more than were originally scheduled in 2018Ratio of fixtures in 2019 – Jump: 39.4%, Flat Turf 37.3%, All Weather 23.2% (2018: Jump: 39.7%, Flat Turf 37.7%, All Weather 22.6%)915 Flat fixtures scheduled (14 more than in 2017). Of these fixtures, 564 are Flat Turf fixtures (five fewer than 2018) while 351 are All Weather fixtures (10 more than originally scheduled in 2018)596 Jump fixtures scheduled (two fewer than 2018)By betting session, there will be 1,081 afternoon fixtures (15 fewer than 2018) and 430 evening fixtures (18 more than 2018). Scottish racing to resume from 22 June June 19, 2020 Related Articles