CERP sells the majority shares of the state in the hotels Maestral, Makarska and the Crikvenica Adriatic

first_imgOrder. no.SOCIETYNumber of sharesTotal nominal value of shares in HRK% in share capital 1HOTELI MAESTRAL dd Dubrovnik355.52071.104.00068,94 3.JADRAN dd Crikvenica34.754.768347.547.68070,74 2HOTELI MAKARSKA dd Makarska621.086124.217.20055,48center_img CERP invites interested investors to express their interest in purchasing shares by submitting a letter of intent for these companies, and letters of intent are submitted for each company individually.After CERP collects letters of intent to purchase shares of the above companies and makes a decision on the initial price, conditions and implementation of the procedure of public collection of binding bids, only investors who submitted letters of intent within the deadline will be invited in writing to submit binding bids. shares of the company in question. Deadline for submitting a letter of intent to express interest: November 13, 2017 until 12,00:XNUMX p.m. See more details here The Center for Restructuring and Sale (CERP) has published a Public Invitation for expressions of interest for the purchase of shares in companies owned by the Republic of Croatia and the Center for Restructuring and Sale by conducting a public bidding procedure.It is about the sale of the majority shares of the state in hotels Maestral, Makarska and Crikvenica Adriatic. last_img read more

ESN shops help CWHB to record £40m sale

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Pennsylvania Expands Industrial Hemp Research Opportunities

first_img December 06, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Pennsylvania Expands Industrial Hemp Research Opportunitiescenter_img Innovation,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – After a successful inaugural year in which industrial hemp was reintroduced in Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the commonwealth will significantly expand the opportunities for this promising agricultural crop in 2018. From fewer than 50 total acres in 2017, next season’s crop could cover 5,000 acres or more.For 2018, the commonwealth will permit up to 50 individual growers or institutions of higher education to grow up to 100 acres apiece. Institutions of higher education also may partner with individual growers to produce larger quantities of hemp. Last year, the department limited the number of growers to 30, each of whom could grow no more than five acres.“Hemp had a long history in Pennsylvania until it disappeared from the landscape half-a-century ago, but now, I’m excited that we’ve brought it back and we’re creating new agricultural opportunities in the process,” said Governor Wolf. “Last year was a learning experience for growers and the Department of Agriculture alike, but even with the small-scale research pilot projects of 2017, it was clear there is a tremendous enthusiasm among growers. Our expanded program is designed to capitalize on this interest in 2018.”The 2014 federal Farm Bill paved the way for Governor Wolf to sign Pennsylvania’s Industrial Hemp Research Act (Act 92) into law on July 20, 2016, which allows researchers from institutions of higher education and individual growers contracting with the state Department of Agriculture to apply for permits to grow industrial hemp for research purposes.“The 2017 growing season was incredibly informative for us,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “We learned about the challenges of sourcing seed, controlling weeds, harvesting, and finding markets. Each of last year’s 14 projects taught us something valuable and we’re pleased that every one of those project leaders are likely to reapply next year. We expect to see the full potential of this industry in 2018.”For thousands of years, industrial hemp was grown to produce fiber, food and seed; more recent uses include biofuel and materials to replace fossil-fuel-based plastics. However, when marijuana, a different variety of Cannabis sativa, was federally outlawed in 1937, industrial hemp also was prohibited even though it did not produce levels of the chemical delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) sufficient to provide any psychoactive effect. Under state and federal law, THC levels must not exceed concentrations greater than 0.3 percent.Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act, passed in April 2016 and regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, requires that cannabis for medical use be grown at a permitted growing facility. Medical marijuana must meet strict requirements for purity and specific chemical concentrations.Aspiring hemp growers should review the new parameter document to understand the permitting process, then complete and return the 2018 Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program permit application and application fee before the January 19, 2018 deadline. Permit applications and additional information is available on the Department of Agriculture website.Growers who participated in the 2017 pilot research program may opt to renew their permits to continue an existing project from the previous season, or they may submit a new project. All applications to participate in the 2018 Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program must be received by 4:00 PM on January 19, 2018.Research projects might explore a range of topics including planting methods, such as seed variety trials, fiber or seed yields, optimum fertility levels, pest management; harvesting techniques or product marketing options; or conservation, remediation or biofuel.The permitting process will outline reporting requirements and restrictions related to THC levels, plant management, transportation, branding, and other legal responsibilities.last_img read more

​Focus on long-termism when developing Capital Markets Union, EC told

first_img“In that agenda, environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters have a key role to play.”Passant expressed regret that the existing legislative draft for the ELTIF, which Hill has said should pass into law by the end of the year, did not reference sustainability.He said this was despite a number of other draft EU laws beginning to “embed and foster” the notion of sustainability.“Long-term investment and ESG can again not be decoupled, especially when it comes to investments that may span decades, such as infrastructure,” he said.According to Passant, the ELTIF was a unique opportunity to re-direct “vast” amounts of currently short-term, listed capital into long-term investment, while also considering ESG and non-financial matters.He argued that ensuring ESG was taken on board would be one of the steps needed harmonise European investment markets under the CMU.For more on the opportunities for sustainable investment within the CMU, see the upcoming December issue of IPE The European Commission should focus on moving investors away from “excessive short-termism” as it develops the concepts surrounding the Capital Markets Union (CMU), according to the European sustainable investment association.Eurosif’s executive director François Passant said it was currently unclear what shape the CMU would take, with financial services commissioner Jonathan Hill last week pledging to consult with NGOs and the financial sector ahead of delivering an “action plan” by 2015.Hill’s speech did not directly reference sustainability, while highlighting the importance of the European Long-term Investment Fund (ELTIF), but Passant argued that it would be impossible to separate any roadmap from the European executive’s sustainability targets, such as those aiming to reduce carbon emissions.“During the process of defining what CMU means, there is an opportunity to think how the emphasis of capital markets can be placed more on the long term, away from excessive short-termism,” Passant told IPE.last_img read more

Malaviya Seven to Be Finally Auctioned Off

first_imgAberdeen Sheriff Court has ordered the sale of the India-owned platform support vessel Malaviya Seven, which has been detained in Aberdeen since June 2016 over unpaid wages to the ship’s crew. The 12 crew members that remain onboard are said to be owed from August 2016 to date.The order, confirmed to World Maritime News by ITF, comes a month after the sheriff ruled the crew had the right to sell the vessel to recoup their owed wages – agreed at USD 867,000 (£672,000). However, before the ship could be put up for sale the court ordered for an appraisal of the ship’s value to be conducted first.ITF inspectors said this was unprecedented in their experience because the claim of the crew took priority.According to the court, cited by BBC, there has already been an interest in the vessel, which will now be advertised for sale around the world.The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) arrested the ship Malaviya Seven on Wednesday, March 29 on behalf of its crew.The stranded crew members of the vessel, owned by India’s GOL Offshore which is undergoing liquidation, hope to receive their pay once the vessel is sold, enabling them to return home.“ITF inspectors are in close daily contact with the crew, and are spearheading the legal case on their behalf. This court decision is in line with their expectations and the next step towards the aim of getting crews both paid what they’re owed and safely home with their families,” an ITF spokesperson told World Maritime News.However, how much they recover will depend on how much the ship is sold for in today’s depressed market, as indicated by the UK Chamber of Shipping.Malaviya Seven’s current market value stands at USD 1.19 million, while the ship’s demolition value is USD 930,000, VesselsValue’s data shows.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Chaos in Hong Kong at Polytechnic University

first_imgPolice have issued an ultimatum to protesters they’ve now surrounded at the city’s Polytechnic University.Protesters who spent days trying to keep police from getting into the campus are now desperately trying to get out.Police used tear gas and rubber bullets on a surging crowd. The U.S. is condemning what the Trump administration calls the unjustified use of force against pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong.A senior official Sunday said China needs to protect the semi-autonomous city’s freedom and that both sides need to refrain from further violence.The official also said the White House wants both sides to engage in constructive dialogue.The threat of violence continues to escalate in Hong Kong as police sealed off a university and protestors armed themselves with bows and arrows.last_img read more

Syracuse edged by Cincinnati in conference matchup on road

first_imgIn the 10th minute of the second half at Cincinnati’s Gettler Stadium, Bearcats midfielder Matt Bahner launched a shot past leaping Syracuse goalkeeper Alex Bono from the top of the box to push the Bearcats ahead.That lone goal separated Syracuse (8-3, 1-1 Big East) and Cincinnati (5-4-2, 2-0) when the game ended 36 minutes later. The Orange lost its first Big East match this season 1-0 on the road Saturday night. Bahner’s goal and a bevy of SU fouls kept the Orange a win away from earning its most wins in a regular season since 1999.“The difference between winning and losing is so small when conference play starts up,” head coach Ian McIntyre said in a phone interview. “And it turned out that the difference tonight was that great goal from their guy, No. 17 (Bahner).”McIntyre said sloppy play and crucial fouls limited SU’s chances against Cincinnati. The Orange held the advantage in shots and corner kicks on Saturday night, but it couldn’t rally past Bahner’s score for an equalizer.The Orange was called for 14 fouls in the game. One of those fouls — a yellow card on midfielder Louis Clark — forced SU to play portions of the game without one of its top scorers. A red card on forward Tony Asante put the team in a man-down scenario for the last 56 minutes of regulation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBahner, a senior midfielder, received the ball at the top of the box, squared up his shot and fired. Despite a diving effort from Bono, it hit the back of the net for the game’s first and only score.McIntyre said that there was nothing Bono could do on such a “well-struck” ball.“You could tell that the team that struck first was going to have a better chance at winning tonight,” McIntyre said. “That team wasn’t us, but we’ll learn from this game, regroup and get ready for Rutgers at home on Wednesday night.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 29, 2012 at 11:05 pm Contact Nick: nctoney@syr.edu | @nicktoneytweetslast_img read more

Syracuse football hires Asil Mulbah as director of recruiting

first_img Related Stories Syracuse football adds 4 members to its support staffSyracuse football director of recruiting operations Eric White will reportedly take player personnel job at MarylandScott Shafer hired as defensive coordinator at MarylandSyracuse football recruiting: Dino Babers will prioritize northeast talentDino Babers injects optimism into Syracuse football, even if it’s just for now Published on January 11, 2016 at 8:41 am Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Asil Mulbah has been hired as Syracuse’s new director of recruiting, according to an SU Athletics release. He comes over from Wake Forest, where he served as the director of high school relations.Mulbah replaces former Director of Recruiting Eric White, who reportedly took a player personnel job at Maryland. Former SU head coach Scott Shafer is also now at UMD as the Terrapins’ defensive coordinator.“Asil has done an outstanding job of establishing contacts with high school coaches from across the country,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said in the release. “He got his feet wet in this conference at Wake Forest. Now he’s coming to Syracuse to be the leader of our #OrangeIsTheNewFast recruiting program.”In Babers’ introductory press conference on Dec. 7, he made a point of saying Syracuse would lock up local talent.Mulbah has ties to Bowling Green, where he served as the assistant academic coordinator/offensive quality control coach and assistant director of player personnel from 2010-12. For a short time, he left for the Jacksonville Jaguars where he was a player personnel scouting assistant. He assisted then-general manager Gene Smith with NFL scouting evaluations.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter a six-month stint in the NFL, Mulbah returned to Bowling Green where he was the assistant director of football operations in 2012 and the director of player personnel in 2013 under head coach Dave Clawson.When Clawson left for Wake Forest, Mulbah followed, assuming his position as director of high school relations.Mulbah joins Roy Wittke (director of football player development), Brad Wittke (director of football operations), Sean Edinger (assistant athletic director for athletic performance for football) and Jeff Sobol (assistant strength and conditioning coach for football) as new hires on SU’s support staff. Syracuse announced their hirings nearly a week ago. Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse wins 2nd-straight game while losing the turnover battle, 75-63, against Hartford

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 20, 2017 at 2:31 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 In the middle of the third quarter on Monday, Miranda Drummond saw Digna Strautmane streaking down the floor ahead of the defense. Drummond tried to connect a pass with her teammate but overthrew Strautmane, allowing Hartford’s Darby Lee to steal the ball. On the next possession Drummond was trapped just over halfcourt by two Hartford players and ended up throwing a pass straight to Lee.Syracuse (3-0) turned the ball over more than its opponent for the second game in a row on Monday, coughing up the ball 18 times to Hartford’s 14. But the Orange overcame that negative margin, again, in its victory over Hartford (1-3), 75-63 in the Carrier Dome. In the Orange’s last game, against Maryland Eastern Shore, SU lost the turnover battle, 25-22.“There was a time in that game where we could have blew it open or we could have laid down,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “But our kids just dug in and they fought hard.”For a team that presses for much of every game that it plays, losing the turnover battle is not ideal for SU. Many turnovers resembled the overthrow that Drummond had in the second half on Monday. Just a few possessions after Drummond’s second turnover in as many trips down the floor, Tiana Mangakahia spotted Amaya Finklea-Guity open down the middle of the floor on a fast break.Mangakahia looped the ball over the defenders in front of her but it didn’t come down quite in time. The 6-foot-4 Finklea-Guity could only get her fingertips on the ball before it went out of bounds.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We just need to slow down a bit more, we’re rushing things, especially when they press us,” Mangakahia, SU’s point guard, said. “We just need to be stronger with the ball and take care of the ball. You can’t really teach that, you just have to come out and do it.”The other type of turnover that plagued the Orange against Hartford came when SU faced double teams. The Hawks trapped all over the floor, and sometimes SU squeezed passes out of the traps and broke down the floor. But on a few occasions, like when Isis Young faced a trap along the right sideline in the fourth quarter, Syracuse tried to throw a pass through the arms being held high by the Hawks and instead had the pass deflected and stolen.Of last year’s Syracuse roster, only Gabrielle Cooper and Chelayne Bailey have gotten minutes so far this season. The other returners, Abby Grant and Desiree Elmore, have yet to play due to injury. The majority of SU’s minutes have been played by players who don’t have much experience playing together.When Mangakahia overthrew Finklea-Guity, it was a junior college transfer just a few months into her time at Syracuse overthrowing a freshman. When Isis Young or Jasmine Nwajei, both in their third games for the Orange, were trapped by a double team, they were often unable to find an escape. Postgame, Gabrielle Cooper and Hillsman both felt that as the players play together more, turnovers will dissipate.“We have a team, they haven’t played together much,” Hillsman said. “It’s gonna come, we just gotta continue to play fast, rebound the basketball, make shots.”Syracuse found ways to win while frequently turning the ball over. Hillsman credited the team’s work on the offensive glass — which has led to more offensive rebounds than its opponent for three games in a row for SU – and the defensive glass, which he said helps to limit the opposition to one shot even after a turnover. Syracuse finished Monday’s game with 16 offensive rebounds, including five from Strautmane, and that was enough to beat Hartford.Against two teams that left the Carrier Dome with records below .500, Syracuse turned the ball over more than its opponent. In those two games, Syracuse overcame its negative turnover margin to win. As the season goes on, SU will face stronger opponents that presumably would take advantage of winning the turnover battle. For now, Cooper isn’t worried.“Throughout the season, (the turnover) number is going to go down,” Cooper said. “We’re just going to know each other a little bit better.” Commentslast_img read more

All-around effort propels Badgers to victory over Huskers

first_imgThe Wisconsin volleyball team took a broom to the court once again as the Badgers swept their sixth team in a row and collected their ninth consecutive win against No. 14 Nebraska.The match was filled with vigorous play by both teams consisting of nine tie scores and four lead changes. But in the end, the Badgers were able to earn a historic win against Nebraska; something that Wisconsin has not done for 36 years.In Wisconsin’s journey toward doubling its all-time win total against the Huskers, setter Lauren Carlini was a huge contributor to the Badgers’ three-set win.“I thought [Carlini] owned the match today. I thought she was totally in control,” head coach Kelly Sheffield said. “She executed the game plan great. She announced her presence with authority offensively. I thought she did a masterful job in all aspects.”Carlini was on fire from the get-go Sunday afternoon. The sophomore was aggressive at the net and utilized the second contact to her advantage as she amounted eight kills off tips, which gave her the team’s best hitting percentage at .643. Carlini even had one kill off a big swing from a Nebraska overpass during the second set, which raised her total to nine kills overall.“It’s always awesome to get overpasses,” Carlini said. “It felt good to be able to attack, but it also feels good to be able to set my hitters and have them get kills at the same time. So while I’m being effective, they can also be effective.”Carlini did more for her team than just convert points off tips. She served at 100 percent, which included one ace due to the error of Nebraska’s libero to close out the second set for Wisconsin. As a setter, Carlini also contributed 34 assists in addition to three of Wisconsin’s eight total blocks.“That’s a tough team because those outsides will tool your block like there’s no tomorrow,” Sheffield said. “I know that was a big challenge for [Carlini] and Courtney [Thomas] out there on the right side today, and I thought that they did a great job of rising to the challenge.”Blocking helped the Badgers hold the Cornhuskers to 37 team kills and a .132 hitting percentage, compared to their own 46 kills at a .265 hitting clip. Wisconsin did not go error-free at the net, but the Badgers did not make any unforced blocking errors, whereas Nebraska tallied four.Defense covered the entire floor all afternoon.In the back row players scrambled everywhere just to get even a touch on any balls coming their way during rallies. Throughout the game, it was rare to observe a rally without witnessing at least two players hit the floor in either an attempted or successful dig for Wisconsin.Freshman Kelli Bates and the senior Thomas both passed at 94 percent and senior Deme Morales contributed five passes of her own at 100 percent accuracy off Nebraska’s serves, as Wisconsin finished the match passing as a team at 94 percent.The Badgers dug 56 balls against the Cornhuskers. Libero Taylor Morey was responsible for more than half of these. She continues to maintain her title as the Big Ten leader in digs per set with an average of 5.33. But Sunday, Morey eclipsed her usual numbers after she ended the first set with 13 digs.Her efforts do not go unnoticed by her fellow teammates.“It creates so much more momentum for our side,” Carlini said about her teammate. “When we see her get these crazy good ups it makes every one else so excited for it and it makes us want to transition and kill immediately. So just knowing that she’s working her butt off for us it makes us want to work harder for her.”Morey tied her career high with 29 digs and set the UW record for a three-set match, but the entire team contributed on the defensive end of things. Whether it was blocking, passing or picking up any ball they could, the Badgers worked the net and the backcourt leaving few balls unaccounted for.When asked about her accomplishment of tying her career-high since her match against Colorado State, Morey gave credit to her blockers. She said they make her job easier in the backcourt and that she could not have done so well without the help of her team.“Some people shrink when the lights get a little bit brighter. Taylor Morey is not one of those [people],” Sheffield said. “You’re seeing a player who’s getting better and better and more and more confident.”last_img read more