CERP has made a new decision to collect bids for the sale of the Hotel Maestral in Dubrovnik

first_imgThe Center for Restructuring and Sales (CERP) passed decision, which defines the procedure for collecting binding offers for the purchase of a majority stake of 68,94 percent of shares in Dubrovnik’s Maestral Hotels at a starting price of HRK 126,8 million.Only bidders who purchase the bid documentation have the right to submit a binding bid, and the cost of the same is HRK 100.000, as well as to enclose a guarantee of HRK 2,5 million with the bid.The best bidder will be considered the best bidder, but CERP has the right not to accept any bid. For more details on the purchase of shares in Hotel Maestral doo, see HERElast_img read more

Elliot Springs takes shape

first_imgThe plan for the intersection at Elliot Springs.Lendlease regional development manager for Elliot Springs Simon Walker said the funding was a great initiative for projects such as Elliot Springs. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“This funding is allowing us to deliver water, sewer and road infrastructure needed to commence the project providing great economic opportunities for the region,” he said.“Elliot Springs will provide housing choices for different lifestyles and budgets as well as generate valuable jobs for the city during construction and as the community evolves.”Once finished the community will be home to 26,000 people with between 10,000 and 13,000 houses built by the year 2057 over 1,609 hectares of land.The project will create 239 jobs in the next three years.The satellite city will include residential and commercial areas with education facilities also proposed such as primary and high schools.The plans for the estate includes retail areas, neighbourhood centres and cafes.The community has 360 degree mountain views while 30 per cent of the site will be open space including a conservation area.Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland Coralee O’Rourke said Elliot Springs was a world class project for Townsville.“The Palaszczuk Government is extremely proud to have invested $15 million in this vital infrastructure,” she said.“This development will provide diverse and affordable housing for the people of Townsville and a significant number of jobs during construction.” For more information visit www.elliotsprings.com.au. An aerial view of the planned neighbourhood centre and district park in Lendlease’s $4.7 billion Elliot Springs project 15km south of the Townsville CBD.CONSTRUCTION has started on the intersection at Elliot Springs as the $4.7 billion masterplanned community begins to take shape.Once completed the intersection will allow residents to turn directly into the estate from the Bruce Highway.The satellite city is being built by Lendlease and is expected to bring $41.7 million worth of economic benefit to North Queensland over the next 40 years.The State Government has provided $15 million in catalyst funding to build vital water, sewer and roads infrastructure as part of the Catalyst Infrastructure Program which aims to encourage investment in urban infrastructure.last_img read more

Female agents target glass ceiling

first_imgThe first of four events will be held in Brisbane (AAP Image/Darren England) And, for the first time, men will also take to the microphone.“As an agent, I didn’t see inequality, I saw that you got what you put in,” Ms Storer said.“There are opportunities but we need to have conversations around issues like returning to work after having a baby, flexible working arrangements … building support teams.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“For a long time the real estate industry was dominated by, and run by, men, but selling property can be stressful, emotional, and vendors want a personalised service.“That does not mean taking a more feminine approach but making those heart-to-heart connections.“Sellers want to build trust and rapport. Giving over the keys to your home is like handing over the keys to your sanctuary. They want a personalised service.” Former Brisbane agent turned mentor Sherrie Storer has released early bird tickets to her next event, which celebrates the achievements of women in the real estate sector and discusses the future of women in leadership. Supplied.WOMEN now outnumber men in real estate, but Brisbane industry coach and mentor Sherrie Storer said women remained under-represented in leadership roles. ABS data shows that women account for 55 per cent of employees working in the rental, hiring and real estate services, but Ms Storer said the number of women in principal and leadership positions remained below par.However, this is changing, she said.And male agents were seeking training to adopt a more ‘feminine’ approach with sellers that require more empathy.“Women have tended to be more in property management and support roles but there is a push to change that,” she said.“We are seeing a greater push for that change from the top now, not just the grassroots.”To coincide with International Womens Day today, Ms Storer has announced and released early bird tickets to the third series of her Women in Real Estate Business Breakfast, which will be held in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and now Adelaide. Auctioneer Thomas McGlynn will be one of the keynote speakers. Picture: Tim Hunter.Early bird tickets are now available for $135, with full priced tickets costing $150. The first event will be held in Brisbane on August 7.For more information or to purchase tickets click here.center_img Leanne Pilkington will be one of the keynote speakers at the event. REA. To continue those conversations, the breakfast series will consider topics ranging from ways to increase female participation in principal and leadership positions, the concept of quotas and how best to support women returning to the workforce after childbirth.Ms Storer said the debate would be opened up to both genders, saying men needed to be involved in the conversation for change to happen.“A third of the attendees at previous events have been men and we want to see everyone, male, female, gay, straight, involved,” she said.“We have a massive line-up of 32 highly-respected speakers across all four events.”Last year, tickets to the event sold out within a matter of days. Now in its third year, Ms Storey is expecting double that number to attend.Among the keynote speakers will be Thomas McGlynn, sales director and chief auctioneer for The Agency, and Leanne Pilkington, managing director of Laing+Simmons. last_img read more

NFF Offers Eagles Full Benefit Incentive to Qualify for Round of…

first_imgFirst Vice President of the NFF, Seyi Akinwunmi, confirmed to Nigerian reporters here in St Petersburg yesterday that the essence of the full group stage benefit to the team is to ginger the players to give their best in the two remaining matches.“Once they qualify for the Round of 16, they will get their full benefits as if they didn’t lose any match. This is one of the ways we believe we can motivate the players to go all out in the remaining two matches against Iceland and Argentina,” observed Akinwunmi who also doubles as Lagos FA chairman.Nigeria lost her opening match 2-0 to Luka Modric inspired Croatia on Saturday in Kaliningrad but have another opportunity to stay alive in the competition if they are able to get a win against Iceland that forced Argentina to a one-all draw.“Our players are focused on the match with Iceland. They have reviewed the loss to Croatia and done all that is necessary to earn all three points against Iceland on Friday. We are really looking forward to positive result come Friday in Volgograd,” stressed Akinwunmi who also revealed that the NFF was solidly behind Coach Gernot Rohr despite pressure from a section of Nigerians condemning his tactics against Croatia.He insisted that no query or ultimatum has been issued to the German gaffer as a result of the loss last Saturday.“It amazes me that people have easily forgotten that this same coach was hailed for qualifying Nigeria for the World Cup with a match to spare. How come he has suddenly become a bad coach?” queried the NFF chief.On the face-off between some Super Eagles players and a section of Nigerians on the Social Media, Akinwunmi said that the coaching crew had waded into the matter and steps were being taken to avoid a repetition.While refusing to be dragged into NFF election campaigns embarked upon by a section of the football stakeholders here in Russia, the NFF first vice president said the main focus of every patriotic Nigerian now is how Super Eagles will do well at this tournament.“We are not in Russia for any NFF campaign or election matter. We are here solely to ensure that the Super Eagles make all of us proud. That should be the focus of all of us,” he noted.Akinwunmi suggested that henceforth it will be necessary for the NFF elections to be moved away from the World Cup year to avoid the kind of distractions associated with it.“People just want to create problems where they don’t exist. Because we are used to hearing crisis in the NFF whenever it is an election year, they are busy spreading what does not exist in this board. We all (NFF board members) here watched some of the matches together and even had breakfast together this morning. I wonder where such rumours of crisis is coming from,” concludes the NFF chief who was accompanied to the briefing by Chairman of NFF’s Media Committee, Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, Chairperson of the female league and board member, Aisha Falode and Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro Ikhazuagbe in St PetersburgAs a way to motivate the Super Eagles to put behind the loss to Croatia at the ongoing FIFA World Cup here in Russia, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has offered to pay the players full benefits if they qualify for the knock out stage.Eagles who are to leave their camp base in Essentuki on Thursday morning for Volgograd where they will play Iceland in their second Group D match, were offered the incentive by the NFF on Monday night.last_img read more

U.S. no match for UW

first_imgOn Jan. 2, while most college students were still recovering from New Year’s revelry, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team did something no other WCHA team had done this season.They defeated the women’s U.S. Select Team, by a score of 3-2, in an exhibition match at the Kohl Center. The result left the U.S. Select Team with a 6-1-0 record against WCHA opponents, with a game against Minnesota-Duluth postponed.Playing in front of a crowd of 1,880, senior defenseman Rachel Bible said it was a statement win for the team.“We wanted to send a message to the rest of the teams in the WCHA, and the country, how good we can be,” Bible said. “I think that was the biggest thing for us, was just to send a message.”Bible helped the message-sending cause by assisting freshman center Brooke Ammerman on the game’s first goal, just over five minutes into the game. The Badgers extended their lead with less than a minute to play in the first frame, when Maria Evans, a sophomore forward, lit the lamp on a feed from junior forward Emily Kranz. The goal was the second of Evans’ career.In the second period, prolific sophomore forward, and usual U.S. Select Team member, Hilary Knight converted a power play opportunity to put UW up by three. Senior center, and fellow national team member, Erika Lawler and senior forward Angie Keseley registered the assists.For the game, the Badgers committed only three penalties to the Select Team’s seven. The disparity, Lawler said, played into the outcome, but not necessarily because the Badgers spent a lot of time on power play.“I think it was more important that we stayed out of the box, than we kept them in the box,” Lawler said. “Obviously you want to score on a power play, but when you’re playing against the best penalty killers in the United States, you’re kind of just like, ‘Alright, we got an extra player here.’”Although long-time National Team members Julie Chu and Natalie Darwitz thinned the margin to one with a goal apiece, the Badgers held their opponent scoreless for the final 13:57 to prevail with an impressive victory. Ammerman said it was an exciting win, especially considering the absences of freshman defenseman Brittany Haverstock and sophomore forward Mallory Deluce, who were away playing with the Canadian national team.“Some of us were just getting back from camp, and we were missing two of our better players because they were with Team Canada,” Ammerman said. “So to beat USA in front of a big crowd in our first exhibition game back from break was pretty awesome. It felt pretty good.”For Ammerman and a handful of other Badgers, the matchup pitted them against some familiar faces. When the Select Team plays internationally, their lineup normally includes Lawler, Knight, junior forward Meghan Duggan and senior goaltender Jessie Vetter. Ammerman, who was assistant captain of the U.S. Under-18 team in a series against Canada in August, joined them in late December for the Select Team’s holiday camp in Blaine, Minn. Lawler said the relationships across the ice make for a special environment.“Anytime you get to play the national team players, girls who are supposed to be the best in the sport, you get really pumped up to play against them,” Lawler said. “And knowing a lot of them from the camps and everything, and actually just getting back from a camp with them all, and then playing on a different team than all of them, it was a really interesting and unique experience.”Additionally, three former Badgers revisited their old stomping ground. Forward Jinelle Zaugg and defensemen Molly Engstrom and Kerry Weiland all started for the U.S. Team. Former UW goalie Chanda Gunn is also a member of the team but did not play in the exhibition.Bible said trying to stop Zaugg, instead of having her in the cardinal red, was not an enviable task.“She’s a really good player,” Bible said. “She’s really hard to play one-on-one against because of her long stick. So, it’s almost impossible, but it’s fun to play against.”Even though the win doesn’t count for anything official, the lessons learned through the experience of playing a world-class opponent should only help the Badgers as they begin winding down their season. Lawler noted that being able to outplay such elite competition should give the team confidence as they eye the Frozen Four.“When you see Natalie Darwitz out there, Jenny Potter, and you’re going against them and they can accelerate into that sixth gear that they can just crank it up into, it’s crazy to watch and it’s very challenging to play against,” Lawler said. “But for the most part, we were right there with them, and I think that that’s what everyone was pretty pumped up about in the locker room. … I think it’s just a learning experience for us that we can take throughout the rest of the season.”last_img read more