Adris Group achieved double-digit growth in all key business indicators

first_imgIn the first nine months of this year, the total revenues of the Adris Group amounted to HRK 4,7 billion, which is 12 percent more than the revenues generated in the same period last year. Revenues from the sale of goods and services amount to 4,1 billion kuna and are 20 percent higher than last year. Net profit amounts to HRK 752 million, which is a growth of 20 percent.Compared to the same period last year, Maistra achieved four percent more overnight stays, with an increase in the average price of overnight stays of three percent, which led to an increase in operating revenues of 10 percent. EBITDA (profit before depreciation, interest and taxes) amounts to HRK 540 million and is 10 percent higher than last year. EBIT (profit before interest and taxes) recorded a growth of nine percent and amounted to HRK 407 million. The realized net profit of HRK 359 million represents an increase of 12 percent compared to the first nine months of last year. Current booking confirms the current positive revenue growth trends. The completion of the Park Hotel, a key product in the process of completing the top hotel offer in Rovinj, is underway.”Adris is operating successfully. Our businesses are growing and sustainable in the long run. We do not reduce ambitions, we invest. In the past eight years, we have invested seven billion kuna, increased competitiveness, exported. We are extremely focused on organic growth and business excellence, ready for new acquisitions as well“Said the President of the Management Board of the Adris Group, M.Sc. Ante Vlahović.The process of business integration of the company HUP into the tourist part of the Group is in progressPhoto: MaistraThis year’s acquisition of the Adris Group, HUP Zagreb, is a company that significantly contributes to the strengthening of the tourism part of the Group and which also achieves the growth of all key business indicators. These indicators, in addition to Zagreb hotels, also include the operations of Dubrovnik hotels within the Hotels Dubrovnik Riviera branch.Compared to the same period last year, HUP realized nine percent more overnight stays, with an increase in the average price of overnight stays of five percent. Operating revenues are higher by 13 percent, and EBITDA is 145 million kuna and 14 percent higher than last year. EBIT recorded a growth of 24 percent and amounted to HRK 113 million. The realized net profit in the amount of HRK 96 million is 25 percent higher.The process of business integration of the company HUP into the tourist part of the Group is in progress. The aim of the project is to establish a unique model of tourism management in order to continue long-term sustainable growth. Today, the tourist part of the Adris Group has 83 percent of hotel capacity at the level of four and five stars. In addition to a quality portfolio and operational excellence, the foundation of sustainability is positioning in three growing and internationally recognized destinations – Rovinj, Dubrovnik and Zagreb.Related news:ADRIS GROUP ANNUAL REPORT EXCEEDED AGAIN WITH CREATIVE SOLUTION – TESTED FOR CHALLENGESlast_img read more

Man who kidnapped13-year-old Jayme Closs sentenced to life

first_imgThe Wisconsin man who reportedly killed a married couple and kidnapped their teen daughter has been sentenced to life in prison.21-year-old Jake Patterson was sentenced Friday in Barron County after pleading guilty to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping in March.Patterson reportedly gained interest in the victim, 13-year-old Jayme Closs, in October after seeing her get on to a school bus. He then followed her home and eventually killed both of her parents before kidnapping the teen. Patterson reportedly kept Closs under his twin bed in a remote cabin for 88 days before she escaped and contacted one of his neighbors.“Mr. Patterson is a coldblooded killer who traumatized a 13-year-old girl for 88 days,” Barron County District Attorney Brian Wright said.“He brutally murdered James and Denise because they stood in the way of his getting away with kidnapping the girl he saw getting on a school bus. A girl whose name he didn’t even know when he kidnapped her.”Patterson’s defense attorneys did not attempt to argue with the sentence or what was being stated about their client, they did, however, stated that Patterson understood that he would be going to jail for the rest of his life and has accepted responsibility for his actions. They then asked if his sentence could be designed in a way to give him “a chance to work on his issues.”“I would do absolutely anything to take back what I did.”“I would die,” Patterson said during his final statement before sentencing. “ . . . To bring them back. I don’t care about me. I’m just so sorry.”The judge, however, called him “one of the most dangerous men to ever walk on this planet.”He has been sentenced to life in prison without release for each count of homicide and 25 years in prison on the kidnapping count. Each sentence will be served consecutively.Read more about the story here.last_img read more

Dodgers finally figure out a way to win

first_img“I think that it started from this winter, Kenley being open to going one (inning)-plus,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “I talked to him again today this afternoon about it in the weight room. He reiterated, whatever it takes to help us win a baseball game.” Jansen hadn’t pitched in three days, so he was fresh. The rest of the Dodger bullpen had allowed 16 runs in 22 innings to begin the season.Jansen, who has saved 80 games over the ast two seasons, has three saves in his first three appearances of 2016.The Diamondbacks scored first against Dodgers starter Alex Wood, who labored early. Nick Ahmed’s second home run in as many games gave Arizona a 1-0 lead and left Wood at 54 pitches after three innings.“My command was a lot better in my first outing,” Wood said of a game in which he allowed five runs in five innings. “That’s baseball.” The Dodgers found a way to beat the Middle Reliever Blues on Wednesday.First they tried the easy way, by sending starter Alex Wood to the mound for the eighth inning sitting on 101 pitches. When Wood allowed an infield single, and Pedro Baez allowed a hard line-drive out and a walk, they tried the hard way.Closer Kenley Jansen was called upon to record the final five outs of the game. He did so rather easily, and the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1. It was the first five-out save of Jansen’s career. But Wood rebounded nicely. Roberts even allowed the pitcher to bat for himself with two runners on base and two outs in the sixth inning. At that point, Wood had thrown 87 pitches and no Dodgers starter had been allowed to throw more than 100.“I think that tonight, he and Yas (catcher Yasmani Grandal) were really in synch,” Roberts said. “He made one mistake to Ahmed, tried to go in with a fastball, it leaked back over for a home run. There was a point toward the end where he got 11 straight guys out. Aside from being late to cover first base, he did everything right. Mixing his breaking ball in there, changing speeds, then throwing the fastball in — he pitched a heck of a game.”Wood’s pitching line suggested a brisk game: Seven innings, five hits, one run, three walks and three strikeouts.But the pace was dragged down by four challenges, two by each manager. When Roberts unsuccessfully challenged that the Arizona shortstop, Ahmed, didn’t touch second base on an attempted double-play turn in the sixth inning, it was the first challenge he lost as the Dodgers’ manager.The 3-hour, 12-minute game was the longest nine-inning game the Dodgers have played this season.The Dodgers scored two runs in the fifth inning, abetted by two Diamondbacks miscues. When Roberts’ challenge on the neighborhood play was denied, Joc Pederson scored the Dodgers’ third run — only because first baseman Paul Goldschmidt inexplicably lost Ahmed’s throw out the end of his mitt.Howie Kendrick singled and scored on a throwing error by Ahmed.Adrian Gonzalez’s solo home run in the fourth inning against Arizona pitcher Rubby De La Rosa tied the game 1-1. Gonzalez’s first home run of the season coincidentally came against one of the five players the Dodgers sent to the Boston Red Sox to acquire him in 2012.Justin Turner was hit by two pitches in the game. The second got him on the hand, but Roberts said an X-ray after the game was negative.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more