The renovation of the Esplanade Hotel in Crikvenica, worth 35 million kuna, has begun

first_imgThe tourist company Jadran dd from Crikvenica, which owns 8 hotels, 2 auto-camps and a tourist resort on the Crikvenica Riviera, has started work on the renovation of the Esplanade Hotel in Crikvenica.The investment worth over 35 million kuna, for which a building permit has already been secured, envisages a complete reconstruction of the hotel, ie the old and new part of the building. After the renovation, Hotel Esplanade will have 38 accommodation units and additional facilities such as wellness, outdoor pool and conference hall, and will be positioned as a family holiday hotel of high category 4+ stars, with a highly individualized service for guests of higher purchasing power.”We are extremely glad that with this reconstruction we will return the old shine to the Adriatic pearl. A hotel with a long tradition located in an exclusive location will be an indicator of the highest standards that we in the Adriatic are ready to offer to the most demanding guests. According to our projections, the hotel will operate for a minimum of eight months a year, and we will attract guests with additional facilities such as wellness, which will enrich the offer of the destination itself. The strategic business plan envisages that the Esplanade Hotel will be the best hotel in the group, and with its size of accommodation units and equipment, it will meet the requirements for 5 stars. However, at the moment we are focused on stabilizing the 4-star market, and after further investments in raising the category, and thus raising the entire destination, we will consider the option of raising the Esplanade to 5 stars.” said Dino Manestar, President of the Management Board of Jadran ddThe reconstruction envisages the demolition of the connecting part between the old and the new part of the building, the laundry room, auxiliary spaces with an open terrace, the canopy in front of the south entrance and the restaurant and the construction of a new connecting part between the two parts. The arrangement of the old part of the hotel damaged in the fire is planned in the existing dimensions, with the addition of a fire escape and an elevator. Above the existing kitchen, an extension of the space is planned wellness which will connect the reception area with the outdoor pool area to be built on the existing terrace. Special attention will be paid to the interior design of the hotel with interior design that will also contain elements of Crikvenica’s history, from the Roman period to the present day. In addition, almost every room will be uniquely designed and decorated in accordance with the modern design in the new part of the hotel.Hotel Esplanade is located on the central part of the Crikvenica promenade, and with its historical heritage and business development potential represents a significant challenge in raising the quality of business, not only Jadran dd, but also Crikvenica as a destination as a whole. The old part of the hotel was built in 1929, and the new part was added in 1960. At the beginning of 2011, the hotel caught fire, after which a new part of the hotel with 64 rooms was put into operation, while the old part of the hotel remained out of order. Hotel Esplanade has so far been categorized as a three-star hotel, but due to the dilapidation of the building, it was threatened by a decline in categorization, which is the main reason for launching the investment a year before the deadline set by Jadran’s Strategic Business Plan.last_img read more

Managed business space: it’s green and pleasant in Leeds

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Be Your Own Winemaker

first_imgSannino Vineyard in Cutchogue is inviting the community to take part in its sustainable viticulture practices through the new-and-improved Vine to Wine membership program.Started in 2007 by Anthony and Lisa Sannino, Vine to Wine is a $3000-per-couple exclusive inviting members to become part-time vintners. Sannino’s team, Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing certified, guides others to learn the winemaking process from the very beginning stages, and in all cellar activities. Members will harvest the grapes, crush them, ferment the wine, press, rack, and prune. There’s even barrel tasting.“It’s hands on. People are actually involved in everything that we do commercially to produce wine,” Anthony Sannino said. “They are a partner in harvesting the grapes. It’s a full-day event. They witness and take part in checking for the pH and sugars. They’re tasting and they’re developing benchmarks for a finished wine they won’t get until one year later.”Sannino has been involved in wine making since he was 13 years old. It all started while visiting Ischia, a volcanic island in the Gulf of Naples, Italy. Alongside his uncle, Sannino began learning about grapes in the very cellar his great grandfather produced from. Years later, in 2006, he and his wife, Lisa, purchased their own vineyard.The Vine to Wine program is a multi-week process, spanning across five or six visits. Beyond producing the wine itself, it’s about connecting to the vineyard and investing in it emotionally, not just physically. The membership brings likeminded people together and also includes eight cases of member-only wines, two tickets to the annual Harvest Festival around Columbus Day — plus discounted tickets for additional guests, two art of blending class tickets, complimentary tasting for two per visit, unlimited wine tours for two, picnicking rights on premise, a 20-percent discount on all other tastings and purchases, and a 15-percent discount if you stay at the property’s bed and breakfast.Recently, the vineyard introduced Sannino Superiore, which includes all the above plus a custom-made wine with label.“It’s geared to a different clientele that is a bit more specific about their own, custom wine,” Sannino said.This holiday season, grab a bottle of Sannino’s Cabernet Franc to pair with all types of meals. Sannino Vineyard Tasting House is located at 15975 Route 48 in Cutchogue. Learn more and sign up online at Sharelast_img read more

Heraeus attends 27th European PV conference and exhibition

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Drinking and casual sexism still institutional in top firms, LSB research claims

first_imgThe legal profession’s culture of ‘casual sexism’ and high levels of drinking has led women and ethnic minority solicitors to adopt special strategies to overcome institutional discrimination in law firms, researchers funded by the Legal Services Board told a conference today. Some Asian women solicitors choose to wear western clothes to the office rather than risk looking ‘too ethnic’, and it was ‘perfectly acceptable’ for older barristers to ‘hit on’ women barristers, it was claimed. A Muslim lawyer avoids networking with colleagues because he is ‘reluctant to go to an event which is alcohol dominated’, while a white colleague ‘joked’ to a black solicitor that, with his ethnicity, he must be a cleaner, it was also claimed. The claims appear in Legal Services Board (LSB) research, originally published in 2010, presented today at the British Sociological Association’s annual conference in Leeds. Researchers found that one strategy adopted by women and ethnic minority lawyers was to assimilate into the ‘dominant, white, masculine’ culture, by ‘taking up the hobbies, customs and dress of the dominant work group’ or by compromising on their values and their aspirations for family life. For white female respondents, assimilation involved minimising the visibility and impact of family life, by concealing family pictures in their offices, returning to work quickly after maternity and generally subscribing to stereotypically masculine career trajectories, or ‘managing like a man’. One female interviewee said: ‘I did not take time off to go to school sports days. You sort of felt that if a bloke took time off to go to school sports day everybody would be saying what a good father he is.’ The conference was told that Law Society surveys have revealed that lawyers from ethnic minorities were over-represented in the legal aid sector, and were more likely to work in small high-street firms or as sole practitioners, while barristers from ethnic minorities were heavily concentrated in a few chambers, drawing much of their work from their own communities and specialising in criminal defence and immigration rather than more lucrative commercial work. A speaker said that there was ‘extensive evidence that while overtly discriminatory practices have largely been dismantled, the top echelons of the legal profession remain not only dominated by white, upper-middle class men, but as sites of subtle institutional discrimination.’ Another strategy, the conference was told, was to reform the system, though this was only possible for those who had climbed to positions of power. Examples of reforms included campaigning to make a barristers’ chambers develop maternity support policies, changing and making more transparent partnership promotion criteria, lobbying for diversity and equal opportunities issues within professional associations, and engaging in outreach activities to mentor and recruit disadvantaged groups. Dr Jennifer Tomlinson, University of Leeds, and Professor Daniel Muzio, University of Manchester, interviewed 32 white women, and 27 women and nine men from ethnic minorities, in firms in London, the south-east and north-east of England. Twelve were partners in solicitors firms, 29 were non-partners, 10 were trainees, seven were barristers and the 10 others were academics, executives and paralegals. The LSB funded the research which was directed by Professor Hilary Sommerlad of Leicester University, with Professor Lisa Webley and Liz Duff of the University of Westminster. Read the report from the research, which took place in 2010.last_img read more

The Doctors – More Monsters! Doctor Who DVD review

first_imgCredit: Koch MediaKoch Media’s latest documentary release is a collection of six ‘Myth Makers’ interviews with actors who made a strong impression playing monsters in Doctor Who. Most of those showcased first made their mark in the original Doctor Who series of 1963-89, but a few have also appeared in the remake. Most of the interviews are hot off the press, one or two date back to the mid-2000s.If you’re a Doctor Who enthusiast and you love behind-the-scenes stories and actors’ tales, then the range of ‘The Doctors’ compilations are a must-have part of your DVD collection. Put simply, the Myth Makers interviews are definitive. Over the course of around an hour, they delve into each actor’s background, learning about how they fell into the profession in the first place to (more importantly) how they got involved with Doctor Who and what their experiences were like on set.Nabil Shaban is an inveterate raconteur, and he is full of lively and engaging stories about his time playing Sil the Mentor in two Colin Baker stories (he has recently reprised the part for Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor). Questions are fed in to him by Christopher Ryan, his co-star in the Trial of a Time Lord story Mindwarp. Ryan, famous outside of Doctor Who for his many roles, but especially in situation comedies Absolutely Fabulous, The Young Ones and One Foot in the Grave, is a neat contrast to Shaban. Quietly-spoken, introspective, rather shy and slightly uncomfortable in the spotlight, it’s impossible not to immediately warm to Ryan, and interviewer Robert Dick does a great job in encouraging responses from him. Both interviews are new for 2019. Completing the first disc is Jon Davey, a name known to viewers of the remake. He’s interviewed here by modern-day Dalek voice-actor Nicholas Briggs.Credit: Koch MediaThe second disc opens with 1980s Davros-actor Terry Molloy, who spoke to the team in 2006. The best part is when he describes Samuel Payne, (EF contributor and one of my Doctor Who podcast The Complete Menagerie (Almost) co-conspirators) as a “Gruesome boy”. The two had worked together on the stage show The Trial of Davros in 2005, and Davros clearly has the measure of him…Stephen Thorne’s interview is poignant in that he died earlier this year, aged 84. But he gives some cracking anecdotes about Jon Pertwee’s showmanship on stage at a Doctor Who event celebrating the classic 1971 serial The Daemons. Robert Dick later catches up with him at a hotel, and outside the setting of playing for an audience, the second half of the interview is rather more introspective.Finally, there’s Stuart Fell, who was of course principally a stuntman, but who also played monsters where the costumes were too demanding or uncomfortable for actors. Perhaps his best-known contribution to Doctor Who is as Alpha Centuri in Pertwee adventure The Curse of Peladon. Fell gives an account of his full career, from how he got into making a living from stunts (nominative determinism aside) to his time on Blake’s 7, and how he uses local historical events to keep himself ticking over. The interview is just over decade old, and like the actors, Fell is full of terrific stories. He clearly retains a love for Doctor Who. Those who have met him over the years can vouch for what a delight he is.Credit: Koch MediaFor copyright reasons, the Myth Makers interviews can’t include footage from Doctor Who stories, and they have to be selective on still photographs. This means they are accessible mostly to people who are so well-steeped in the mythology that little context is needed. For devoted fans, they may be interviews with actors they’ve seen at conventions, and with an hour or so of screen time, they can afford to take an in-depth overview of their contribution to showbusiness and to Doctor Who. As such, for the fans who hunger for the human stories from the people who made their favourite show, there’s a wealth of trivia and anecdotes to uncover in The Doctors: More Monsters. Aficionados of this series will also enjoy the banter-rich introduction by Keith Barnfather and Nicholas Briggs.Cast: Nabil Shaban, Christopher Ryan, Jon Davey, Terry Molloy, Stephen Thorne, Stuart Fell Director: Keith Barnfather Certificate: E Released by: Koch Media Running time: 330 mins Release date: 4th November 2019 Buy nowlast_img read more

Tanzania’s general election set for Oct. 28: electoral body

first_imgTanzania awaits tense presidential election results Tanzania Election Update: Zanzibar’s commission annuls elections 3D ballot box with a Tanzania flag. Image: Getty images Tanzania’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) announced on Tuesday that the country’s general election will be held on Oct. 28.A voter casts her ballot in a past election in Tanzania.[Courtesy: AP]Tanzania’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) announced on Tuesday that the country’s general election will be held on Oct. 28.A statement signed by NEC chairman, Semistocles Kaijage, said the electoral body will on Aug. 25 approve presidential candidates, candidates for parliamentary seats and councilors nominated by their respective political parties.The statement said campaigns for the election will start on Aug. 26 and end on Oct. 27, a day before the election.The NEC announced the election date as some political parties had already started the electoral process by nominating presidential candidates and candidates for parliamentary seats.According to the NEC, about 29 million Tanzanians have registered to vote in this year’s election, compared to some 23 million voters registered in 2015. Tanzania has a population of about 57 million.Relatedcenter_img CCM party holds lead in Tanzania electionlast_img read more

Health Minister thankful for ‘Mission Milagros’

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Health Minister thankful for ‘Mission Milagros’ by: Dominica Vibes News – June 8, 2017 Tweet Share 99 Views   2 commentscenter_img Share Share Minister for Health and the Environment, Dr Kenneth Darroux (file photo)Minister for Health and the Environment, Dr. Kenneth Darroux has expressed gratitude to the Mission Milagros team from Venezuela for keeping their commitment to Dominica. Darroux thanked his Venezuelan counterparts for fulfilling their commitment to the program, despite “internal struggle” currently going on in Venezuela. A group of doctors from the Miracle Mission Foundation in Venezuela comprising of three (3) ophthalmologists, one (1) surgeon, one (1) anesthesiologist, two (2) nurses and a technical representative formed the Venezuelan delegation which has been conducting surgeries on patients at the Princess Margaret Hospital alongside the Dominica Health Team.The delegation is part of a humanitarian mission, which provides free care to adult patients, persons eighteen years and older, suffering from treatable eye illness and other vision problems. It is the result of a cooperation agreement between the Dominica and Venezuelan governments.“Even though we have established a very tight relationship with Venezuela, we in Dominica, would have understood if they had said that they had to put this project on a hold. But, they being the very good friends that they are, continued with this very important program and they are fulfilling their commitment to the Dominican government and its people,” Dr Darroux said. He added that this is “commendable” on their part and thanked Venezuelan Ambassador to Dominica, Hayden Pirela Sanchez, the doctors, nurses and technicians who assisted in this “very important project”.Darroux noted that when considering the list of persons, screened identified and recommended for surgical procedures, it should say a lot as to the provision that the government has been making for health. “And really one should not underrate the effect that this mission is going to have on this population, because these are surgeries that would have cost quite a lot of money locally, and knowing of course the limitations present in our primary and secondary health care system, some of these patients, although seen and identified, would have been on the waiting list for a while,” Dr Darroux noted. He also thanked all the Dominican nurses, family health practitioners and doctors who assisted during the preliminary stages of the program. Prior to the arrival of the Venezuelan team here, preliminary examinations had to be conducted at the health districts before a patient could be recommended to the mission for necessary procedures including surgeries to remove cataracts and pterygium.“There were some of them we had to call out of retirement to assist us given the extent of the mission, and even a theatre nurse we had to call out of retirement and get her back in contract. But on the primary health care level, everything went smoothly with the screening and the examinations, and I want to thank them, even the drivers and each and everybody who participated in the preliminary stages,” Dr Darroux added.last_img read more

Fil-Am Gilas prospect declares for NBA Draft

first_img“Starting from a young age, I haveworked towards the opportunity to play in the NBA and I have now decided totake another step into making my dream a reality,” Martin said. “Iwill forever cherish the time I have spent at ASU.” Martin then went to beef up hiscontributions in his sophomore year with statistics of 12.9 points and 5assists while leading the Pac-12 Conference with a 2.4 assist-to-turnover ratio. It was at that time that he and his teammade their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. During his junior year, he was second in the Pac-12 Conference scoringleaderboard and was considered as a front-runner for the conference player ofthe year award until Oregon’s Payton Pritchard surged ahead late in the season. In a statement on March 31, Martinexpressed his readiness to jump to the world’s biggest basketball league inhopes of becoming the first Filipino-American in the NBA since the entry ofUtah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson in 2014. A six-foot guard from Chatsworth,California, the Filipino-American made his presence felt on the floor duringhis rookie year in the 2017-18 NCAA season by providing an energetic spark offthe bench to help the Sun Devils reach the NCAA Tournament for the first timein four years.  Gilas Pilipinas prospect Remy Martin of the Arizona State University Sun Devils reveals his intention of participating in the 2020 National Basketball Association Draft on March 31. He was selected as part of the “Gilas 23” pool for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup, which will be co-hosted by the country along with Japan and Indonesia. HOUSE OF SPARKYcenter_img Martin was a solid caliber for the Sun Devilsin the 2019-2020 NCAA season after averaging 19.1 points. 4.1 assists and 3.1rebounds, which placed his team on the cusp of a third straight NCAA Tournamentappearance before the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus disease 2019pandemic. MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas prospect RemyMartin has declared his intention to participate in the 2020 NationalBasketball Association (NBA) Draft after spending his collegiate career withthe Arizona State University (ASU) Sun Devils in Division I of the UnitedStates’ National Collegiate Athletic Association. A long time Gilas Pilipinas prospect,Martin was named by former head coach Vincent “Chot” Reyes as part of the“Gilas 23” pool for the 2023 FIBA (International Basketball Federation) WorldCup, which the country will co-host with Japan and Indonesia./PNlast_img read more

Aniaya Awak Kabin, Penumpang Qantas Terpaksa Mendekam di Hotel Prodeo!

first_imgPatrick Walters. Sumber: perthnow Seorang penumpang pria dijatuhi hukuman satu tahun kurungan setelah dirinya kedapatan ‘membanting’ tubuh seorang awak kabin pada penerbangan Qantas pada bulan April tahun 2017 lalu. Adalah Patrick Walters, seorang penumpang Qantas Airways rute Port Hedland – Brisbane yang menjadi tersangka dalam kasus ini, dimana dirinya dituduh menyerang seorang awak kabin bernama Karyn Dwyer.Baca Juga: Ternyata, Qantas Airways Itu Merupakan Singkatan dari…Sebagaimana yang dilansir dari laman (10/12/2018), pria berusia 48 tahun ini disinyalir berada di bawah pengaruh minum-minuman beralkohol ketika masuk ke dalam pesawat. Kala itu, Patrick tidak sendiri. Ia ditemani oleh seorang teman yang juga berada di bawah kendali alkohol. Namun karena kondisi teman Patrick ini lebih parah, maka dari itu pihak maskapai tidak mengijinkannya masuk. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBikin Ulah Pasca Keluar Toilet, Penumpang ini Paksa The Flying Kangaroo Return to Base12/09/2018In “Bandara”Ternyata, Awak Kabin Perhatikan Semua Perilaku Penumpang Saat Masuk Pesawat07/03/2020In “Destinasi”Ada 9 Hal dari Penumpang Yang Tak Disukai Oleh Awak Kabin20/12/2017In “Destinasi” Sempat terjadi perdebatan antara teman Patrick ini dan awak kabin yang bertugas kala itu. Tidak ingin melewatkan momen, Patrick langsung berinisiatif untuk mengeluarkan ponselnya dan berupaya untuk merekam perdebatan tersebut. Namun ketika hendak merekam, ia diperingati oleh Karyn Dwyer untuk tidak melakukan pengambilan gambar apapun selama berada di dalam kabin.Karyn yang kala itu tengah berusaha direkam oleh Patrick berusaha untuk mengambil ponsel yang digunakan Patrick untuk merekam. Namun sial, Karyn malah didorong oleh Patrick hingga dirinya terpental ke belakang. Tidak diketahui secara pasti apakah ada luka serius yang dialami oleh Karyn, namun selama perjalanan, ia menghabiskan waktu di dalam ruang kokpit. Sementara itu, Patrick dan temannya ini terpaksa dikawal selama berada di dalam pesawat.Ternyata kasus ini berbuntut hingga ke meja pengadilan. Pihak pengadilan Australia melalui Hakim Goetze mengatakan bahwa adanya indikasi tindak kekerasan pada kasus yang menyeret kedua orang mabuk ini dan tentu saja – ada hukuman yang siap menanti mereka berdua.Baca Juga: Qantas Airways – The “Flying Kangaroo” Rajai Maskapai Teraman di Dunia“Temuan saya adalah adanya tindak kekerasan … dan itu adalah jotosan,” tukas Hakim Goetze.Menurut laporan dari laman sumber lain, Karyn sempat mengalami penganiayaan setelahnya, dimana Patrick sempat memukul bahu, pinggul, dan kepala Karyn. Sang awak kabin ini mengaku bahwa dirinya mengalami trauma jika harus berhadapan dengan penumpang pasca insiden tersebut. Patrick baru bisa memenuhi syarat untuk pembebasan bersyarat setelah melewati enam bulan kurungan.last_img read more