The most luxurious hotel on the Adriatic, Grand Park Hotel, opened

first_imgOur most luxurious hotel, Grand Park Hotel, opened in Rovinj today. This is the largest individual investment of the Adris group in the tourist part of the business, worth almost 700 million kuna, and with the opening of the Grand Park Hotel Rovinj, the Adris group has completed the renovation of the luxury tourist zone Monte Mulini. Adris has so far invested 5,5 billion kuna in the tourism part of its business. The investment cycle continues, so an additional HRK 2,3 billion will be invested in the next investment period. “We believed in this project, in the strength of our company, in the knowledge and courage of our employees, but also in the potentials and comparative advantages of our country. We were not discouraged by unfavorable socio-economic circumstances, anti-entrepreneurial mentality, or bureaucratic-administrative whining. We do not agree to mediocrity in our affairs. We follow the principles of business excellence and we will persevere” stated the President of the Management Board of Adris Group, M.Sc. Ante Vlahović. With the opening of the Grand Park Hotel Rovinj, the Adris group is completing the arrangement of the Monte Mulini zone, one of the most luxurious tourist zones on the Adriatic. The zone, near the old town of Rovinj, includes hotels Monte Mulini (2009), a boutique hotel adapted to the highest standards of luxury leisure guests and Lone, the first Croatian design hotel, opened in 2011 and the recently renovated hotel Eden. In the immediate vicinity there is a promenade and the beach Mulini Beach, renovated in 2014. In the arrangement of the zone which transformed Rovinj into a luxury tourist destination, Adris has invested a total of 1,5 billion kuna. The best domestic and world architects and designers have been engaged in this project, and this is another collaboration between Adris and the domestic architectural studio 3LHD, which sign the architecture of the Lone, Adriatic and Mulini Beach beaches. In addition to architects and designers, all contractors are from Croatia. Photo: Adris The new hotel has created nearly three hundred new jobs. Given the highly personalized offer at the highest level, all employees have undergone several months of intensive education and training in collaboration with, for example, the Ècole hôtelière de Lausanne, one of the best schools for hotel management in the world. More information about Grand Park Hotel Rovinj can be found on the official website Master. center_img The 5-star Grand Park Hotel Rovinj is part of the Maistra Collection brand, which unites hotels of the highest category. The unique location and specific configuration of the terrain inspired the cascading type of construction and the realization of tens of thousands of square meters of green roof, so the hotel is visually very attractive and almost fused with the surrounding greenery. In addition to investments in Istria, Zagreb and Dubrovnik, Adris is also preparing investments in other prestigious destinations in our country, for example in Split. There are 193 rooms and 16 suites on six floors, with a total capacity of 500 guests. With a view of the sea and the city, all rooms will have spacious terraces with green gardens, and 53 of them will have smaller whirlpools so-called. plunge pool. The rooms are 40 and the apartments up to 175 square meters. Interestingly, the swimming pools, entrance lobby and reception, restaurants and congress halls are on the top floor, and the rooms are on the lower levels. It is also the largest and most luxurious spa & wellness center in Istria. Adris has so far invested 5,5 billion kuna in the tourism part of its business Although Grand Park Hotel Rovinj will receive its first guests these days, the grand opening of the luxury zone Monte Mulini and the new hotel will be at the end of May when, under the auspices of the Adris Group, the Adris 44 Cup will be held. last_img read more

Arsenal transfer target Pau Torres learning English after talks with Santi Cazorla

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 7 Apr 2020 10:06 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.8kShares Comment Arteta is keen to bolster his defensive options this summer (Picture: Getty)Though Cazorla feels Torres may be wise to remain at Villarreal for the time being, the young defender has hinted at a possible switch by revealing that he’s been learning English during his time off.‘In the morning I do the training regime and then I eat in line with the guidelines established by the club,’ Torres told El Periodico Mediterraneo when explaining his normal daily routine.‘In the afternoon, after lunch, I study a few languages ​​because I was learning English and now is a good time to resume it.’The 6 ft 3 in centre-half, who has a £43million release clause in his contract at Villarreal, has one cap for the Spain national side. Spain head coach Robert Moreno called Torres up for the first time at the start of October and the defender scored within a minute of his debut against Malta after replacing Sergio Ramos in the second half.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal legend Charlie Nicolas compares Celtic star Odsonne Edouard to Alexandre LacazetteMORE: Kevin Campbell explains how Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta can emulate Pep Guardiola’s success Pau Torres has been heavily linked with Arsenal in recent months (Picture: Getty)Pau Torres has revealed that he’s has been busy studying English in his spare time amid speculation that he could be on his way to Arsenal in the summer transfer window. The 23-year-old has shone for Villarreal after returning from an impressive loan spell with Malaga and is regarded as one of the most promising young centre-backs in La Liga. Arsenal explored a move for Torres in the January transfer window before wrapping up a temporary deal with Flamengo for Pablo Mari and the north London giants remain interested in the highly rated Spain international. Arsenal have asked Cazorla for information on Torres (Picture: Getty)In February, Santi Cazorla fuelled these rumours as he claimed that Arsenal had sought his advice about Torres, as well as 20-year-old winger Samuel Chukwueze.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd Cazorla revealed that Arsenal weren’t alone in enquiring about his young Villarreal team-mates.‘Yes, friends from Arsenal especially. They ask me about them and think they can make the jump to the Premier League tomorrow,’ the former Arsenal midfielder told Marca.‘It’s good that great teams are interested in young players from Villarreal, but for the moment I tell them to leave them alone here.‘They still have to take steps forward. They both have a great personality, and their feet are on the ground. ‘In Pau’s case he hears constant talk of Manchester City or Barcelona, but he is aware that he has to keep growing as a player and that in the future we will see where he can go.’center_img Advertisement Arsenal transfer target Pau Torres learning English after talks with Santi Cazorla Advertisementlast_img read more

Creative solution to ease rental squeeze welcomed by REIQ

first_imgInside one of the tiny rental cabins. Photo: Supplied Ingenia Communities chief operating officer Nikki Fisher said the iModular cabins offeredMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoresidents a thoughtfully designed and flexible space all while supporting low-maintenance and low- cost living.“It’s important to us that our residents feel safe and comfortable whether they are looking for a temporary or permanent accommodation and these latest additions are fully fitted out to create a sense of homeliness,” Ms Fisher said.“With energy costs continuing to rise, being able to offer homes specially designed to maximise energy efficiency is essential in making sure the homes are not just comfortable, but also don’t hit residents in the hip pocket too hard.“From singles to couples, shift workers or tradespeople, these new cabins will satisfy a range of needs.” Ingenia Rental have just installed new high-quality, sustainability-focused cabins at two of their flagship locations, Eight Mile Plains and Chambers Flat. Photo: Supplied REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said more than two-thirds of the population lived in capital cities, which meant density was increasingly an issue that town planners need to manage.“The pressure is on for us all to find ways to house the population in ways that don’t add strain to the environment or to the economy,” Ms Mercorella said.“Finding creative solutions to people’s living issues – whether people want to live in a more eco-friendly way, putting less strain on the environment, or in a more financially efficient way, taking up less space and having less stuff – is the new frontline of housing issues.“The REIQ welcomes these initiatives. These are going to be particularly beneficial in areas where rental markets are tight and population growth is continuing steadily. Any addition to the rental supply will ease the tight conditions currently happening in parts of Queensland.”Founder and CEO of iModular, Brad Ashley, said cabins were made using advanced robotics and sustainable materials for rapid site assembly.Single-bedroom cabins at the Eight Mile Plains location are $285 per week and single-bedroom cabins at the Chambers Flat location are $260 per week. Brisbane’s rental market just got a whole lot better with tiny new self-contained cabins (29sq m) making affordable living easier. Pictured is Mahlia Grey (resident) and Nicole Jentz from Ingenia Communities at Chambers Flat. Picture AAPImage/ David ClarkPint-size rental cabins smaller than the average garage are helping to alleviate Brisbane’s rental squeeze. Ingenia Rental has introduced iModular manufactured cabins with just 29sq m of internal space to the range of rental options at their Eight Mile Plains and Chambers Flat communities.In a tight rental market, the new modern self-contained homes provide Ingenia Rental’s residents with features such as open-plan living, energy efficient fixtures and finishes like dual air-conditioning, double glazed windows and LED lighting, a modern kitchen, locked storage shed, and covered carport.last_img read more

Russia moves to same-sex adoption ban

first_imgPerth Now 21 June 2013Russian lawmakers have backed a bill that would place tough restrictions on adoption to countries where same-sex marriages are legal, following France’s vote last month allowing such unions. The bill could ban people in over a dozen countries from adopting Russian orphans even if they are single, according to an amendment that passed in the key second reading in the Duma lower house of parliament on Tuesday with an overwhelming vote of 443 to none. It is likely to be swiftly passed in the third reading and the upper house Federation Council. President Vladimir Putin has already vowed to sign it into law.The restriction would follow the approval last year of an adoption ban for citizens of the United States despite massive protests and petitions by thousands of people against the legislation. The new amendments say those to be banned from adoption include “persons in a marriage union between people of the same sex registered in a state where such a union is allowed, as well as citizens of such states that are not married”. “Adoption of this bill de-facto eliminates the chance for foreign persons of so-called non-traditional sexual orientation to adopt Russian children,” one of the bill’s authors Yelena Mizulina said ahead of the vote. The wording implies that couples in a heterosexual marriage would still be allowed to adopt Russian children. But single people would be banned, regardless of their sexual orientation.“A child should have a mother and a father, a child in a family has an idea of what the world is about,” said Duma deputy speaker Sergei Zheleznyak read more

Families Helping Families receive grant

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Families Helping Families received a $750 donation from the Shopko Foundation to help local families in need.This Christmas, the Families Helping Families organization will aid 100 local families by providing gifts for 285 children.Families Helping Families began at Saint Louis Church in Batesville, and has grown into a collaboration of several local churches and community civic organizations.This effort helps to ensure that every child in need, under age 18, will have a gift to open on Christmas.If you would like to make a donation to Families Helping Families, or sponsor a child this Christmas, contact the Saint Louis Church office at (812)934-3204.last_img

‘Ripley County CROP Hunger Walk’ planned in October

first_imgOsgood, In. — The Ripley County CROP Hunger Walk to be held on October 7, 2018.The Ripley County CROP Hunger Walk joins communities across the United States to help end hunger one step at a time, both around the corner and around the globe. CROP Hunger Walks support the international relief and development work of Church World Service. Additionally, the Ripley County CROP Hunger Walk will support the efforts of local food pantries to eradicate hunger in our community.Thousands of communities are joining together in interfaith CROP Hunger Walks around the theme “Ending hunger one step at a time.” Participants walk in solidarity with the millions of neighbors around the world who have to walk to live, as well as with the millions served by local food pantries, food banks and meal sites. CROP Hunger Walks make a big difference worldwide, including ensuring that more children reach their 5th birthday, teaching sustainable ways to grow food and providing additional sources of food and income to families facing extreme challenges. We hope that you will join us in helping to end hunger!The 2018 CROP Hunger Walk will take place at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (Finks) Osgood, Indiana. Registration starts at 1 pm, and step-off is at 1:30.For more information about the Ripley County CROP Hunger Walk, call 812-933-5667.Click here to donate online.last_img read more

Kolt David Westendorf

first_imgKolt David Westendorf was stillborn April 17, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.  He is the son of Kelli (Nee: Higham) and Mike Westendorf of Cincinnati.  He is also survived by his sister Korah Westendorf; maternal grandmother Deb Higham of Morris; paternal grandmother Sally Westendorf of Cincinnati and paternal grandfather Dan Westendorf of Cincinnati.  There will be no services. For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.comlast_img

Walters nears landmark

first_img Walters has been nursing a groin injury which saw him withdraw from the Republic of Ireland squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Kazakhstan. If the 30-year-old is included in the Potters first XI for the Albion match, he will be just three short of 100 consecutive league starts, but he insists he is only really concerned about his fitness ahead of the game. Stoke forward Jon Walters looks set to be available for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League home clash with West Brom having returned to training this week. Press Associationcenter_img Regarding the potential landmark, Walters, quoted by The Sentinel, said: “No, it doesn’t matter to me. Every game is a game and you just want to play. “You can make a big thing of it, but to me it’s only a number and there’s people who’ve played a lot more. It doesn’t make an ounce of difference to me. “The injury situation was far more important and I feel okay now after joining in training this week.” He added: “I don’t usually get muscle injuries, so it was a bit of a strange one for me. “It was a little tear in the groin which I picked up after half-an-hour of the Norwich game (a 1-0 home league defeat on September 29). “I jumped up for a corner and landed on my back, so I don’t know whether that’s when I did it. “I didn’t train afterwards, not until the Friday before the game at Fulham (a 1-0 away league reverse on October 5), but then I hurt it again during that game and thought it best to see the doctor. “He said that after a couple of injuries it wouldn’t be wise to go and play for Ireland in Germany, especially as we would have a lot of chasing back to do out there.” last_img read more

Koeman welcomes Rodriguez return

first_imgSouthampton assistant boss Erwin Koeman has hailed the return of forward Jay Rodriguez after 16 months on the sidelines with a serious knee injury. Press Association And while Koeman hailed Rodriguez’s re-emergence he is clearly aware that it will still take time before he returns to the form which had been expected to earn him a World Cup berth last summer. Koeman said: “I think for him it was a big victory to start because he had trained for six weeks already with us and he made some minutes so he was ready for it. “But after that long period of being out for maybe 15 or 16 months, I have to say he played very well.” Koeman – who was standing in for brother Ronald who could not travel due to rupturing an Achilles – also admitted his side face a big test if they are to continue to defy the exertions of a Europa League campaign. Koeman was pleased with the way Saints finished stronger at St James’ Park – with Sadio Mane missing two glorious chances to claim victory in injury time – but knows the tougher tests are to come. With a gruelling Europa League group-stage campaign looming if his side see off Denmark’s FC Midtjyllands over a two-legged play-off, Koeman admitted: “It will be hard but first before the group stage we have to play two more games against a good opponent, so then we will see.” Meanwhile Newcastle boss Steve McClaren believes his side showed glimpses of a strong fighting spirit in the way they hit back from conceding an early goal to Graziano Pelle to take the lead shortly after half-time. It was a particularly encouraging sight for McClaren who admitted pre-season preparations had not gone entirely to plan with the Magpies losing three of their last four warm-up games prior to the big kick-off. McClaren said: “We learned so much and I think once we get our fitness levels up as the weeks go on this will certainly give us something to build on, not just for the team but the whole squad. “I think the key thing is we went a goal down to their first shot on goal and when we went a goal down in pre-season we have not had the belief to come back from that. “But what a great response – they kept playing, they kept composed, they kept patient and they kept creating chances and it was a great boost for us to get back in the game just before half-time.” Rodriguez made his first Barclays Premier League appearance since being stretchered off against Manchester City in April 2014 as his side started the season with a 2-2 draw at Newcastle. The 26-year-old England international missed a scoring chance in the first half but showed plenty of encouraging signs before being replaced by Shane Long in the 65th minute. last_img read more

ITF announces plans to resume play on four tours

first_imgLONDON: The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced initial plans to resume play on four of its tours — ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors, the ITF Seniors Tour, the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and the ITF Beach Tennis World Tour. No provisional dates have been announced for the Seniors Tour or the Wheelchair Tennis Tour but the committees for each has decided there will be no resumption of play until at least August 31 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Tennis Tour Juniors and the Beach Tennis World Tour are expected to start in the week commencing August 31. Men’s and women’s events on the ITF World Tennis Tour are scheduled to resume in the week commencing August 17. “This year has been a challenging one for all of us in the tennis world, and while we are all eager to resume the tours as soon as possible in order to restore playing and earning opportunities for players across the world, we must ensure that we take the appropriate steps to make events as safe as possible when they restart,” said ITF President David Haggerty. “We remain in constant communication with our member national associations and will continue to support event hosts as the tour resumption dates draw nearer,” he added. IANS Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Exclusive chat with Kenny Basumatary, Actor & Director with Oineetom Ojahlast_img read more