Investor seeks closed concession on maritime domain as a precondition for renovation of Haludovo hotel complex

first_imgHotel complex Haludovo in Malinska from once the best symbol of our tourism to a mockery that has stood and fallen for decades. But, finally, some things are moving from the dead point, ie there has been talk about the activation of this attractive property and the former symbol of the island of Krk.Namely, the Mayor of Malinska-Dubašnica, Robert Anton Kraljić, held a meeting with Mr. Ara A. Abramyan, President of the Supervisory Board of Haludovo, and the meeting presented the intentions of investors to implement the renovation of the hotel complex Haludovo in the amount of 250 to 300 million euros .Great news, but there’s one catch. The investor has one specific precondition regarding the investment of the Haludovo hotel, and it is a request for by approving a closed concession on a maritime domain from Hotel Maestral to Fisherman’s Village. I emphasize closed concessions, which would mean the loss of the coastal promenade, ie the coastal area, our most valuable resource.As Kraljić points out in his statement, the intention of the owner of Halud is to obtain a closed concession with the explanation that this enables a high level of security and top quality offer for hotel guests. “As the mayor of Malinska – Dubašnica, aware of all possible consequences of these long-term decisions, I call on all locals to consider a closed concession, which it brings us positively, and what we lose if such a regime of space use is accepted. On the one hand, the investor firmly assures us that this is the only and biggest obstacle to his upcoming investment, and on the other hand we must be aware that we will lose the coastal promenade that stretches from Hotel Maestral to Ribarsko selo and numerous beaches, which deepens the problem of congestion. narrow coastal area, and the local community loses contact with a significant part of the unique area of ​​our Municipality. Promises for the realization of the Haludovo project were made in previous years, but unfortunately the investments were not realized, which gives rise to a real fear of repeating the same practice. The position of the Municipality is known, we are not in favor of a completely closed concession, and we are willing to discuss a partially closed concession like the one in Čikat Bay on Mali Lošinj. ” Kraljević points out and invites everyone to get actively involved in the public debate on this topic, which is a “cancer wound” of the entire municipality and tourism in general.Public hearing soon. Get involved! As announced, a public hearing should be organized soon, in the period from November 02nd to 15th. 2018, which will be attended by Mr. Arom A. Abramyan, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Haludov, who will personally present the project of the “new Haludov” to the wider community, and point out all the reasons and justification for seeking a closed concession. The exact date and place of the exhibition will be announced to the public at a later date.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Source: F-Stop Productionlast_img read more

Unai Emery to make Emiliano Martinez Arsenal’s new No.2 goalkeeper after Petr Cech departure

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 7 Jun 2019 11:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Unai Emery to make Emiliano Martinez Arsenal’s new No.2 goalkeeper after Petr Cech departure Advertisement Martinez gave a good account of himself while on loan at Reading (Picture: Getty)The Argentine, who has been at Arsenal since 2010, was third-choice shot-stopper for Arsenal for the first half of the season, playing once in the Europa League, but moved to Reading on loan in January.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMartinez had been desperate for more first-team football and got that immediately at the Championship side, playing 18 times – and recording five clean sheets – to help the team avoid relegation.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal have a limited transfer budget to play with this summer after failing to qualify for the Champions League and have little desire to use up a slice of it on a new back-up goalkeeper.Martinez can slot straight in, though he has made it known that he expects to play in Cup matches – just as Cech did this past season – and wants to be able to challenge Leno for the No.1 position.center_img Martinez believes he can challenge Leno for the No.1 jersey (Picture: Getty)The 26-year-old made one appearance for Arsenal last season, keeping a clean sheet in the Europa League dead rubber against Qarabag, while he has made six Premier League appearances in total for the club dating back to the 2014/15 season – keeping clean sheets in 50% of them.Another goalkeeper still on Arsenal’s books is David Ospina, though not for long, with the report claiming an agreement has been reached between the Gunners and Napoli over a £3million deal.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 Arsenal The Argentine impressed while on loan at Reading last season (Picture: Getty)Emiliano Martinez is set to take up the role of Arsenal’s new back-up goalkeeper, replacing veteran Petr Cech, with the Gunners unlikely to enter the transfer market.Cech announced earlier this year that he would retire at the end of the season, making his final appearance for the club in the Europa League final defeat to Chelsea in Baku.The veteran Czech’s departure leaves Arsenal in need of a new No.2 to play understudy to first-choice keeper Bernd Leno, and football.london report that Martinez will get the nod. Commentlast_img read more

Marta Kostyuk: Kid with Lion’s Heart

first_imgMarta Kostyuk was such a perfectionist when she started playing tennis as a child, she’d blow up in anger if she missed even a single ball. It made tennis completely unenjoyable. At just age 15, Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk became the youngest player to reach the Australian Open’s third round in two decades after defeating Olivia Rogowska. This brings the question of when Nigerian’s own celebrated tennis kid, Marylove Edwards will grace the Grand Slam. Kunle Adewale reports ”I always wanted to win, no matter what. If I was losing, it was a tragedy. It was, like, ‘I don’t want to play anymore”, the Ukrainian teenager said.After beating Olivia Rogowska 6-3, 7-5 to become the youngest player to reach the Australian Open third round in two decades, Kostyuk is finding peace with the ups and downs of the sport. All at the wise old age of 15.”Now, I start to enjoy it”, she said.Kostyuk’s performance in Melbourne was remarkable considering just how far she’s come in such a short time. The Australian Open is not only her first Grand Slam, but her first main draw at any WTA-level tournament.Yet, the bubbly Kostyuk’s game looks more than ready for this moment. Granted a wild card to the qualifying draw after capturing the Australian Open junior title last year, Kostyuk won three matches to earn a spot in the main draw, then upset the No. 25-seeded Chinese veteran Peng Shuai in the first round.Perhaps an even tougher challenge, she followed that up with a convincing win over Australian wild-card entry Rogowska in front of a partisan crowd at Margaret Court Arena, the No. 2 show court at Melbourne Park.The stats weren’t pretty – 45 unforced errors to just 22 winners but Kostyuk handled the pressure well. A power player who hits big off both sides, she kept going for her shots even when she misfired.And misfire she did aplenty. While serving for the match, she clubbed a ball off the frame of her racket that nearly hit a spectator in the crowd. Kostyuk blamed serving into the sun: ”You throw the ball and you hit the sun, actually.”Kostyuk was an acrobat growing up and was so talented, she placed fourth in the Ukrainian national championships – as a child. But she wanted to spend more time with her mother, a former professional tennis player and now coach, so she gave up acrobatics to focus on tennis at age 11.Since winning the Australian Open girls title last year, she’s made the jump to the pro level and is represented by a high-profile manager, former world No. 3 Ivan Ljubicic, who currently coaches Roger Federer. The impact on her game has been immediate.”Ivan is always helping me when he sees me,” she said. ”And Roger, we speak twice. You know, really, like speak. Not like, `Hey, how are you.’ That was nice.”With her run in Melbourne, Kostyuk has now become the youngest player to reach the third round since Martina Hingis made the quarterfinals at age 15 in 1996.This has already brought her a great deal of attention-the kind that has proved so difficult for other young players in the past. Part of the reason breakthroughs like Hingis’ are so rare these days is that the WTA Tour has sought to protect teenagers by limiting the number of tournaments they can play. Kostyuk is only eligible to 10 tournaments as a 15 year old.Even so, young players are still ”hyped a lot,” said one-time Swiss prodigy Belinda Bencic, who was a U.S. Open quarterfinalist at 17.”When you win one, two matches, everybody focuses on you,” said Bencic, who has since struggled with injuries and lost her second-round match at the Australian Open only two days after an upset win over Venus Williams. ”Suddenly, you’re the one who has to win, which actually shouldn’t be like that.”Bencic hopes Kostyuk ”keeps enjoying all of this and remembers the feeling how it is when you’re excited first time, first Grand Slam, and to keep it this way.”Kostyuk was however handed a tennis lesson by Elina Svitolina, who is seeded fourth in the third round.This raises to the questio: when will a Nigerian grace the Grand Slam?Nigeria has recorded little success when it comes to tennis. In the country, tennis is still regarded as an elitist sport and no doubt, capital intensive. Little wonder, Nduka Odizor’s fourth round feat at the 1983 Wimbledon is still a reference point, 35 years after the achievement.However, 13-year old Marylove Edwards looks good to turn things around for Nigeria. With 17 titles in the kitty, both locally and internationally, and headed for the famous America tennis camp (IMG) in Florida, that produced such stars as Andre Agasi, the Williams sisters (Venus and Serena) Marylove sees herself playing her first Tennis Grand Slam in the next three years. Her father, Eddy, projects that the next eight years would see the first African winning a Grand slam title with her daughter.For Marylove, her father has been the brains behind her success. “My father has been very supportive; he has invested so much in developing me. He hired the services of a coach in the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos to train me, while at home; he spends time to train me daily after school. He has been very encouraging, ensuring that I attain the height I want to as a player. The training kits such as shoes, soft balls, rackets, and sportswear are provided by him. The tennis circuits I have attended have been sponsored by him. My father has been everything to me.”According to her coach, Kayode Savage, it was as if her development was fast-tracked.“The level at which she is developing is tremendous and unbelievable. She won her first tournament at eight and we felt that by the time she’s 12 or 14 maybe she will be playing U-12 but she’s already rated eight in Africa; already in the Under- 14. She has great determination and her never say die attitude is one of her greatest strength. Even when she’s down, she keeps fighting on and this is very good considering her age. She trains four to five hours daily,” Salvage said.With 17 titles in the kitty at a very young age, it is not surprising therefore that Marylove is already targeting playing in a Grand Slam in the next five years.“Growing up, I always watch the Williams sisters, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic and hoping that one day, I’ll be like one of them and even better their records. So, in the next five years, I hope to have a shot at the Grand Slam,” she said.Marylove’s dream of becoming a tennis superstar may come to fruition, thanks to the involvement of Temple Management Company, TMC which was magnetised by her ingenuity recently.“With the partnership with TMC, who are now driving her higher, they have made the project easier. She now participates in tournaments and circuits outside Nigeria. She trains with ease and travelling to tournaments is done on time. In the next five to six years, I do see her participating in World Tennis Association tournaments. We are aiming at the top in the nearest future,” Eddy said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img