Plava Laguna is investing HRK 2019 million in 300

first_imgIn Poreč, Plava Laguna will also invest in the camping segment in 2019 (AK Puntica, AK Zelena Laguna, AK Bijela uvala and AK Ulika), and more intensive investment in expanding and arranging the existing capacities for accommodation of workers in Poreč and Umag to ensure high quality employee accommodation.  In 2019, Plava Laguna will continue with large investments in its facilities, and will thus invest HRK 300 million in the destinations of Poreč, Umag and Rijeka. Key investments include the construction of a new administrative building of the company in Poreč and the thorough arrangement of the Savudrija camp, which includes new, additional facilities in the camp.  The largest part of this investment is the construction of a new pool complex of 3.200 m2, which will improve the level of service and quality and significantly extend the season and the days of occupancy of the camp. Also, with this investment, the camp will get a completely new atmosphere and provide guests with an extraordinary experience of the destination as well as provide conditions for a top vacation.  Looking at the total of 2018 and 2019, the investments of Plava Laguna amount to more than 750 million kuna, which are the highest amounts in the recent history of the company.  BLUE LAGOON INCREASES INCOME FOR WORKERS ON AVERAGE 8,85% The estimated value of the investment in the camp is 46 million kuna, and it will be the largest investment of Plava Laguna in Umag during 2019. Thus, Camping Savudrija will become a camp for families and couples with the offer of “active vacation”, whereby the existing pitches will be arranged and mobile homes and glamping tents will be introduced.  This year, the investment in Park Resort in Porec amounted to 245 million kuna, and it is a family product consisting of 309 accommodation units, of which 154 hotel rooms and suite, 91 garden suites, 43 apartments and 21 villas. In Umag, among other things, investments were made in the complete reconstruction of the Stella Maris camp, worth 84 million kuna, and in Garden Suites & Rooms Sol Umag in the amount of 35 million kuna. center_img Next year, Plava Laguna is also investing in the Park Umag camp. The value of arranging plots and setting up our own glamping tents amounts to a total of 6,2 million kuna of investment.  In addition, in 2019, Plava Laguna will invest in an administrative building in Poreč, which will be located in the Facinka business zone at the very entrance to the city. The value of the investment is HRK 86 million. The company will also invest in an additional six villas in the Bellevue resort in the Blue Resort. Six newly renovated accommodation units, landscaping, as well as the completion of the process of renovating villas in 2019 will amount to 6 million kuna. Park Resort in Porec This year, Plava Laguna achieved the largest capital budget in its history – half a billion kuna.  RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

Dolan: Real pressure at Hogwood

first_img Press Association And the 45-year-old does not believe there is any comparison between the two jobs, adding: “It will be a lot more stressful if our under-12s are not passing the ball and I am thinking who is going to come through. That is the way I could lose my job. “With the first-team, everyone gets time off during the international break. It doesn’t work like that in the academy. We are a serious club. I go and watch kids from between nine and 15 at Hogwood.” At some point though, Dolan needs to have a chat with owner Anton Zingarevich to discover what job he will be required to carry out for the next few weeks. For whilst results seemed to underline the folly of axing McDermott given Reading now have just eight games left to haul back the yawning seven-point gap to safety, Zingarevich is evidently a man of high ambition. “The owner has been very clear with me,” said Dolan. “We will sit down early next week and do what is best for Reading FC.” And whilst his own managerial experience only extends to a couple of seasons at Exeter before he left to take up his current role of academy manager in September 2004, Galway-born Dolan, an Irish youth international before he was forced to retire after contracting cancer, is not underplaying his own strengths. “I am a valuable commodity,” he said. “I have been a very good manager before and my skill set suggests I would be a manager rather than anything else. But the job of manager and academy manager are totally different.” Dolan stepped into the breach at Manchester United following the shock dismissal of Brian McDermott last week, and was in charge of the first team for their 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford thanks to a Wayne Rooney strike. After returning to his day job at Reading’s Hogwood academy base, running the rule over the club’s youngest players, the 45-year-old said: “It is easy being a manager compared to an academy manager.” center_img Stand-in Reading boss Eamonn Dolan insists coaching the Royals’ Under-12s is a much stiffer task than taking charge of their Premier League strugglers.last_img read more

How Will Rayman became the center of Colgate’s success

first_img Published on November 12, 2019 at 9:45 pm Contact Roshan: rferna04@syr.edu | @Roshan_f16 Everyone in the gym knew the ball was going to Will Rayman.It wasn’t a play call Millbrook coach William Thom had to think about — he had Rayman, the New England Preparatory Athletic Player of the Year. Down three in a playoff game against the top-seeded Canterbury (CT) High School, Thom called a play to get Rayman a 3-pointer in the far-left corner.Right behind a wide-open Rayman, the student section watched the ball go in and out, taking Millbrook’s season with it.Back in the locker room, Rayman told his team how proud he was of them. He told them what the season meant to him, and how he appreciated playing alongside them. But he didn’t apologize. In that situation, most players would have “wallowed” and told their team that they should have made the shot, but Rayman showed maturity in the way he handled himself, Thom said.“I worked so hard to make those shots in games, and even now, I work so hard, and sometimes, they’re not going to go in,” Rayman said. “If it doesn’t, then it just doesn’t.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRayman has taken this maturity and mentality to Colgate (1-1), where the senior is now a second-year captain. Last season, Colgate won the Patriot League and made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 23 years. Rayman was at the center of the team’s success, said head coach Matt Langel. Averaging 13.1 points per game, shooting 42.9% from behind the arc and averaging the most minutes on Colgate last season, Rayman helped lead the Raiders to a 24-11 season, their best record in 75 years.“I credit a lot of people, but I can’t say that there’s anyone more important to the growth of our culture and progress of our program than (Rayman),” Langel said. “He’s a coach’s dream.”Colgate AthleticsAgainst No. 2 seeded Tennessee in the 2019 Tournament, Rayman scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds, keeping Colgate close in its 77-70 loss. For Thom, Rayman’s performance was telling of how intelligent he could be on the court; he didn’t change his game or play outside his capabilities. He played with “poise,” Thom said.Rayman was able to handle that spotlight because he carries a certain level of confidence, knowing that no one on the court has outworked him, Langel said.On days off when the team is told to go rest and stay away from the gym, Rayman would wait until late at night before heading to the gym. On multiple occasions, Langel has run into Rayman at the gym when he came into the office at night to finish up some work.“You literally have to kick him out of the gym,” Langel said. “He can’t go a day without feeling like he has to work on some part of his game.”Growing up in Manhattan, Rayman was on the smaller side, and he played mostly guard. Until his senior year of high school, Thom said Rayman was projected as a Division III perimeter player. Then, he grew from 6-foot-4 to 6-foot-8 in less than a year, changing his trajectory.Karleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design EditorSince Rayman had a late growth spurt, he had already developed a perimeter-oriented skillset, but struggled to grow into his new frame at first.When Langel first recruited Rayman, he remembers a player who would always fall down on offense, defense or when going up for rebounds. Rayman lost some of his coordination and couldn’t dribble more than twice with his left hand, but through “relentless” work, he’s made a great deal of progress, Langel said.“When horses are first born, (they) can barely walk. It’s like a baby giraffe and its legs can hardly hold it up, and then after a couple years they were thoroughbreds and while they weren’t competing in the Kentucky Derby necessarily, they got to be big and strong and super impressive animals,” Langel said. “I think Will’s progress is kind of in that.”Part of that progress came from working with forward Rapolas Ivanauskas. Last year, the two had a trade-off — Rayman would teach Ivanauskas some aspects from his defensive game, and Ivanauskas helped Rayman with shooting, particularly with his left hand.When Ivanauskas transferred from Northwestern at the start of last season, there was uncertainty whether the two forwards would get along on the court. Rayman had to take a smaller role, Langel said. But Rayman recognized Ivanauskas’ potential, and Ivanauskas said he doesn’t know what would have happened had Rayman had a bigger ego.Langel describes Rayman as an all-around player, one whose versatility will allow him to play two or three different positions, if needed. He sacrifices a larger offensive role, Langel said, in favor of extra passes, rebounding and playing tough defense. He’s the glue holding this team together, Ivanauskas said.Karleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design Editor“He’s got it all,” Ivanauskas said, “He can shoot, he can post, he can take midranges, he can pass, he can dribble, he’s got a lot to his game. But I think the intangible for him is he loves playing defense, he’s really tough, and he will outwork you on the court.”Trailing 72-70 with 10 seconds left against Loyola Maryland on Feb. 16 last season, the ball came to Rayman for the 3-pointer in the left corner, just like five years prior. As he released the shot, he knew that whether the ball went in or not was no longer in his control — he only had confidence that he had put in the work at practice. That’s all he could do.This time, the ball swished through the net, and Colgate would go on to win 75-72.“I sometimes joke with him that ‘You can’t run through a wall, so don’t try,’” Langel said. “But he literally would try to run through a wall for his team to find a way to win.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Wimbledon 2016: Roger Federer beats British qualifier Marcus Willis in straight sets

first_imgSeven-times champion Roger Federer ended the fairytale Wimbledon run of British qualifier Marcus Willis with an emphatic 6-0 6-3 6-4 victory on a packed Centre Court on Wednesday.For once though, the storyline belonged to his opponent as the 772nd-ranked underdog Willis, the talk of the tournament so far, basked in the limelight on a day he will never forget.Federer played the role of pantomime villain in a 25-minute first set as he denied Willis a game.But thereafter the 25-year-old Briton, cheered on by his friends at courtside, played a full part in some entertaining action under the showcourt’s closed roof.When Willis, who got through six qualifying rounds and then beat Ricardas Berankis in round one, finally got on the scoreboard in the second game of the second set the roar could be heard all over the grounds.He kept Federer on his toes with some audacious drop shots and slices and fought right to the end.Federer looked a little relieved when he broke for a 5-4 lead in the third set and congratulated Willis warmly after his opponent sliced a final backhand long in the following game.last_img read more

Psychology helps Oxtoby close gap between Bristol and WSL’s big-hitters

first_imgThe Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Twitter Women’s football Share via Email The next goal for women’s football is to help clubs balance the books Twitter Share on Pinterest Tanya Oxtoby was the first W-League captain from an Indigenous Australian background. Photograph: Kieran McManus for The FA/Rex/Shutterstock Australia sport Share on WhatsApp “It was a surprise and very much the players’ achievement,” she says. “But it was also good for the WSL; we don’t want too much of a gap between the top sides and the rest.”Perhaps Australian coaches can bridge the chasm City and Chelsea had been threatening to create? After all, her compatriot Joe Montemurro holds the latest LMA WSL award after leading resurgent Arsenal to top spot.“We must be the solution,” jokes the daughter of an Indigenous Australian father and English mother who grew up 977 miles north of Perth in a remote iron ore mining outpost. “Wickham was real smalltown Australia, we didn’t even have a video store! But, as a child, I enjoyed incredible freedom.”Few of those who saw Oxtoby, then coached by her father, practising ball skills in Wickham envisaged her ultimately breaching the barriers involved in becoming a rare player of Indigenous heritage to star in the W-League.“I was told I’d never be able to play at that level, that I’d never be anywhere near good enough,” recalls the former defender who, eventually, swapped Perth Glory for a contract with Doncaster Belles. “So now I’m proud to be a positive role model for young Aboriginals. I still go back, talk to them and try to give them a positive story. It’s important to show that, with hard work, they, too, can make it.”After a youth largely spent outdoors, with a warm beach invariably close by, forging a new life in England was initially even tougher than “adjusting to all the rules and restrictions” which confronted her after she was dispatched to boarding school as a teenager.“I still miss the Australian sun every day,” Oxtoby says. “But Bristol and the people here are great; I’m really enjoying it. I’ve adjusted to the dull skies and cool temperatures and got some warm clothes! But my first 12 months in England were very hard.” There were the years devoted to earning a psychology degree and, later, working full-time as a government psychologist specialising in mental health for young people and Indigenous Australians; the seasons spent serving Perth Glory as the first Indigenous woman to captain a W-League team; and the time gobbled up by juggling the running of her own sports coaching and mentoring business with technical area duties.“Our budget here at Bristol is five times smaller than those of some Women’s Super League clubs but I hope my background in psychology can help bridge the gap – I feel I’ve got a massive asset up my sleeve,” says Oxtoby whose side entertain Liverpool on Saturday. “Psychology’s a massive part of football, especially when teams are under pressure. My background’s made me very conscious of players’ body language and the way I communicate with them.”She is grateful for the insight and perspective offered by a taste of life outside the game’s hermetically sealed bubble. “Studying psychology and playing was difficult,” she says. “It took five years to complete my degree instead of three. But I’m so pleased I was persuaded into doing it, pushed into something different.”Although the WSL is fully professional, wages often remain low and careers can be short. Accordingly Oxtoby, who combines managing Bristol with running her own business, urges a young squad not to abandon part-time studies. “I’m massive on the importance of having dual careers,” she says. “I encourage the players to keep studying, to go out and get another skill set.”On the pitch, a side who, under Willie Kirk, finished a modest eighth last term had everyone taking note after early season draws with Chelsea and Manchester City and a win against Brighton. That run was sufficient to make Oxtoby the first female recipient of the League Managers Association manager of the month award. Reuse this content Share on Facebook Read more Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Football coaches often like to talk about their individual “journey” towards the dugout but few have followed a route as richly scenic as the long and winding pathway taken by Tanya Oxtoby.The distance between the 36-year-old’s home town of Wickham in Western Australia and her current posting is 8,592 miles and, along the way, Bristol City’s manager has regularly enjoyed branching off to explore some life-enhancing diversions. Facebook Women’s Super League Bristol City Women Topics features If overcoming such culture shock proved testing, her coaching career has been punctuated by challenge. Embracing professional psychology and assorted women’s football roles, it eventually took her to Birmingham, where last season she served as Marc Skinner’s assistant.Suitably impressed, Bristol offered Oxtoby a frontline debut last summer. “Other coaches had more experience,” she says. “But they obviously saw something in me.”So far at least, the WSL’s first psychologist-turned-manager looks an inspired choice. Pinterest last_img read more

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS THE WRITERS LAB – FOR FEMALE SCREENWRITERS OVER 40

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Meeting one on one and in panels with outstanding female film professionals, as well as in peer groups and directed discussion sessions, talented writers examine and refine their work while building a unique and powerful community.Selections are blind and based solely on the merit of the screenplay submitted. We welcome all genres of narrative feature-length scripts:from women who have a compelling story and a cinematic vision.from women with or without previous industry experience.from women open to feedback and revisionfrom women eager to forge career-building peer relationshipsfrom women of any country who have written an English language feature-length narrative screenplay.from women of all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural groups.APPLY NOW Twitter Advertisement The Writers Lab is a four-day script development workshop that gives women screenwriters over 40 the opportunity to work intensively on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers, directors, and producers. The retreat takes place near NYC, but in the countryside: beautiful and private locations that minimize distractions and promote creativity and confidence. Through one-on-one meetings, panel discussions, guest speakers, and group meals, Mentors and Writers engage in a rigorous process that provides support in both the craft and commerce of screenwriting.The 2018 Writers Lab will be at WIAWAKA, on Lake George, NY, from Tuesday, September 25, to Saturday, September 29.Submission InformationDeadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM ESTFee: $55.00Member Fee: $35.00 (NYWIFT, other WIF chapters, and WGA members)(Members of other Women in Film chapters must provide proof of membership via a letter from their chapter’s staff or Board President.)The Lab is an intensive four-day script development retreat for women screenwriters over 40.last_img read more