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Is the Russian billionaire selling the old Belvedere Hotel?

first_imgAfter failing to make a new investment on the site of the war-torn Belvedere Hotel for eight years, it seems that Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg is a little tired and that he could sell Belvedere to a new investor, writes Novac.hr. These days, investors from the USA visited Mayor Mato Franković because they are interested in opening a five-star hotel in Dubrovnik, ie renovating the old Belvedere, a complex for which Vekselberg had plans to demolish in order to build a new but more luxurious hotel in its place. of the architectural office of 3LHD. As Jutarnja has learned from unofficial sources, potential American investors have reportedly not started negotiations with the owner of Belvedere, Viktor Vekselberg, and they find out that, apart from the Americans, French and domestic investors are also interested in the project. Their source claims that the American delegation wants to get acquainted with the complete spatial-planning situation of the project, ie to get information from the city administration about the types of interventions that could be done in the area of ​​that hotel. “They arrived with visuals of reconstruction and studies, but first they wanted to see how the project stands spatially – planned, that is, to check what can be done within the area. They are interested in the reconstruction of the existing project, in the existing dimensions, and the advantage is that there are construction and use permits for the project, while investors should obtain a permit for reconstruction.”, Said Franković, who believes that the reconstruction of Belvedere is realistic. As Mayor Mato Franković told Jutarnji list, he was visited on Thursday by a delegation from a renowned American hotel chain, which is interested in renovating the Belvedere.last_img read more

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Manchester United ‘make contact’ with Chelsea winger Willian over free transfer

first_imgWillian’s future at Stamford Bridge is yet to be resolved (Picture: Getty Images)Manchester United have reportedly been in contact with Willian’s representatives to discuss signing the Chelsea forward on a free transfer.The Brazil international’s current deal is due to expire on June 30 and the Blues are unlikely to offer him the three-year extension he is demanding.Willian is even hesitant to sign a short-term contract to ensure he can play out the rest of Chelsea’s Premier League games this season as he is worried about injuries stopping him finding a new club.According to France Football, United have now reached out to the player and his agent, Kia Joorabchian, to register their interest in signing the 31-year-old.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTParis Saint-German and Real Madrid are also said to be keen, but the Spanish giants, similarly to Chelsea, are reluctant to offer him a three-year contract. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 16 Jun 2020 12:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.4kShares Willian has 70 caps for Brazil (Picture: Getty Images)The report states that the Red Devils want to add some experience to their young front line of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.Given the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis, recruiting Willian for free is an attractive prospect for United.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsThe winger admitted last month that while the uncertainty surrounding his future is proving to be ‘difficult’, he remains focused on giving his all on the pitch.‘It’s a difficult situation because Chelsea offered me two years and they are not going to change what they offered. I said I wanted three more years,’ the winger told Brazilian outlet Esporte Interativo.‘The situation is difficult because of this. I really don’t know if it will be possible [to stay].‘My goal is to continue working and focus on the remainder of the season, so that Chelsea can continue winning games.‘I have a clear head and I’m focused for the rest of the season that we have left. I think it’s difficult [to stay]. Let’s see what happens.’MORE: Chelsea legend John Terry reveals how close he came to joining Manchester UnitedMORE: Manchester United and Barcelona interested in summer move for Watford defender Pervis EstupinanFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Advertisement Manchester United ‘make contact’ with Chelsea winger Willian over free transferlast_img read more

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Pension fund for healthcare insurers to stick with Syntrus Achmea

first_imgSBZ, the €5bn industry-wide pension fund for healthcare insurers in the Netherlands, is to remain with Syntrus Achmea for the time being, as the pensions administrator’s new IT system should be able to accommodate SBZ’s “relatively simple” pension plan.Adri van der Wurff, the scheme’s chair, told IPE sister publication Pensioen Pro that its pension arrangements were not managed on the system Syntrus plans to drop, adding that the continuity of pensions administration was not at risk for SBZ.He said SBZ’s actuarial contributions and its non-mandatory participation set-up made the scheme fairly straightforward.He added that the pension fund was now assessing whether it wanted to extend its contract with Syntrus when it expires at the end of next year. Syntrus Achmea Pensioenbeheer confirmed that SBZ is the only industry-wide pension fund of its 23 sector clients that will have its administration carried out using the new IT system.Last week, Syntrus Achmea announced that it would terminate its loss-making service to industry-wide pension funds, as its new IT system could not cope with a number of complicated pension plans.As a consequence, several sector schemes, including those for hairdressers, dental technicians and the cold meat industry (VLEP), have been forced to seek providers.Some have expressed concerns that Syntrus Achmea would shut down its ‘old’ system too quickly and argued that they had been left in a weakened position for negotiating new admin deals.Meanwhile, Stipp, the €1bn scheme for the temporary employment sector, announced on its website that it is close to concluding a contract with PGGM for carrying out its administration from 2018.The pension fund – a Syntrus Achmea client – has been looking for a new provider for the past year, having “insufficient innovation” on pensions communication at Syntrus, according to Erwin Bosman, its workers’ chairman.He said Stipp had not been surprised by Syntrus’s announcement, “as we had our doubts already about the future quality of service, as well as the extent the provider was prepared to invest for us”.Bosman said PGGM would set up a new administration system for defined contribution arrangements for Stipp that would take the scheme’s specific characteristics into account.“This will enable us to share our views at the start of the process,” said Bosman, who added that PGGM could also deliver on communication.Elsewhere, the €4.2bn pension fund for the grocery industry, Levensmiddelen, said it was also in an advanced stage of tendering for a new provider.Rick Grutters, its employee chair, said that this had been part of a “periodical orientation” and was not because his scheme had been dissatisfied with Syntrus’s service.On its website, Levensmiddelen said Syntrus’s announcement that it would cease servicing sector schemes had served as an impetus to speed up the selection process for a new provider.last_img read more

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PSG boss Tuchel defends Neymar after red card against Bordeaux

first_imgPSG manager Thomas Tuchel has leapt to the defence of Neymar after his sending-off in the 4-3 win against Bordeaux on Sunday, insisting the Brazilian’s reaction was simply ‘human’. The Brazilian was given his marching orders for a second yellow card in second-half stoppage-time for a late tackle on Yacine Adli at the Parc des Princes. Paris-Saint Germain beat Bordeaux in a thriller but had star Neymar sent off in stoppage time Even though it did not effect the end-result, Neymar will now miss next Saturday’s Ligue 1 clash against Dijon but Tuchel did not overreact to the dismissal of his star man. ‘We have to talk about the whole situation,’ Tuchel told reporters at his post-match press conference. ‘He is nervous and he reacts. It is human. He must not, but it is human. And the Bordeaux player does not even get a yellow card.’ The Brazilian was shown a red card for a rough challenge on Bordeaux midfielder Yacine AdliAdvertisement Loading… Tuchel seemed to imply that he thought Neymar was fouled in the build-up, hence the reaction of the 28-year-old. Nevertheless, the Ligue 1 champions secured three points in an eventful game to stretch their lead at the top-of-the-table to 13 points over second-placed Marseille. Marquinhos scored a goal either side of half-time while forwards Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe also got on the scoresheet. PSG manager Thomas Tuchel defended Neymar after his sending-off on Sunday evening Read Also: Neymar can make Rio Carnival after seeing red in PSG win ‘On the one hand we are really very strong offensively, but on the other we concede a lot of goals,’ Tuchel told French outlet Canal+. ‘As defenders we really have to think about what we can do best. In this match it was mainly on set-pieces. We really have to work better collectively.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Lot More People Should See Hanna’s Fantastic Bread MasterpiecesGreat Entertainer Became A Milestone In The History Of CensorshipThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more

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I was too strong for him, Fury revealed how he KO Wilder to Dad

first_imgTyson Fury shared an emotional phone call with dad John just moments after his sensational win over Deontay Wilder on Saturday night.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearPeople Born In The 90-s Know What It IsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian ActressesWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t Explain10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV9 Great Actors Who Will Always Be Defined By One RoleBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Loading… “Listen, he was long dead. He didn’t recover from the first knock down. I hit him with a left hook to the body and tripled him. The sheer strength of me put him over with a body shot.“Did it look good on the tele?“Hey, dad, only the second man in history to win the Ring Magazine belt twice – me and Muhammad Ali, not bad eh?“Go on then dad, I’ve got a million interviews. I’ll call you when I get back to the house. See you in a bit. Bye.”A proud John Fury appeared on Good Morning Britain on Monday to discuss Tyson’s achievement – but he claimed he should snub a huge fight with Anthony Joshua to retire from the sport and focus on his young family.Read Also:Tyson in wild celebration after Tyson Fury wins over Deontay WilderFury Snr told Good Morning Britain: “I want my son to retire now. He’s done enough.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Fury was cheered on by a vocal following of British fans as well as wife Paris, brothers Shane and Tommy and other members of his family at ringside at the MGM Grand.But a noticeable absentee was father John, the man who trained him from childhood all the way through to his dramatic win over Wladimir Klitschko to become world heavyweight champion for the first time in 2015.Unable to travel to the United States due to being denied a visa for a previous conviction, John Fury was forced to watch on from home for the third straight fight as his son dominated Wilder to claim his WBC belt.Fury said: “Everyone was thinking what’s he doing at this high weight, 272lbs. I was 19 stone 4lbs tonight, solid.“Listen, I was too strong for him dad. I was 40lbs heavier than him. He was about 15 and a half stone and I was about 19 and a half stone.’He was quick to give his old man a call in the early hours of Sunday morning to discuss what had just transpired, with the emotional phone call before his press conference captured by iFL TV.Despite earning plaudits from around the world, Fury was keen to get approval from the man that matters most – asking his dad how it looked on TV and highlighting he emulated Muhammad Ali as a two-time Ring Magazine champion.“Yeah they did a good thing. Listen, I was going to hurt him I was. I busted his ear, blood running down his ear.last_img read more

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Sargent in command of Arlington Sprint Car feature

first_imgARLINGTON, Minn. (June 6) – Saturday’s 95.7 The Rock IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature at Arlington Raceway saw Dustin Sargent lead every lap.Trevor Serbus gained ground but had to settle for second. Jesse Cripe was third.Dan Menk was the third and final leader in the MN 93 IMCA Modified main event, taking over up front with three to go and beating Chad Porter and Jerry Wren across the line.Ninth starting Eric Larson picked up the win in the Unhinged Pizza IMCA SportMod feature. Lar­son gained a commanding lead and in first is where he stayed with Chet Ragan taking second and Chris Isaacson taking third.The Eckblad Trucking IMCA Hobby Stock feature was fast-paced with no yellow flags. Cory Probst took the lead on the sixth lap and won ahead of Shane Honl and Dakota Robinson.Nate Coopman won again in the Coors Light IMCA Sport Compacts, this time ahead of Jed Trebel­horn and Alan Lahr.The B&B Chassis IMCA Stock Car feature was cut a couple laps short after Mother Nature de­cided to take a shower on the track. Matt Speckman led the entire race. Dan Mackenthun got around Dean Cornelius with two laps to go to take second.last_img read more

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Rodgers looking for league consistency

first_imgLiverpool’s exit from Europe may have presented an uncomfortable couple of days for the players, but manager Brendan Rodgers insists it gave everyone a chance to reassess their season. Press Association “When you play as well as we did against Zenit, of course you want the next game sooner rather than later but it wasn’t to be. “We had a period of time to recuperate physically and mentally. The players have been outstanding in training, some of the intensity and quality has been great to see from a coaching perspective. “We’re going into the final run-in now and we really want to push on in these last 11 games. “With the form that we’ve shown, with the Swansea game (a 5-0 victory) and in particular the Zenit game – the performance level against a very good side was fantastic – we just want to keep that going.” center_img Victory over Zenit St Petersburg last week was not enough to prevent the Reds’ last chance of silverware disappearing as a result of the away goals rule. It may be a cliche but it meant Rodgers’ side have to concentrate on the league, and he is hopeful they can bounce back quickly and lift themselves up from a disappointing eighth position. “Certainly it gave us a reflective period to look at the league and focus solely on that, because that’s ultimately where we want to have the consistency,” said the Liverpool boss, whose side have not played since the Zenit match nine days ago. last_img read more

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Eriksen Tottenham’s saviour

first_imgChristian Eriksen was Tottenham’s saviour as they survived a storm to edge past Leicester 2-1. The striker also hit the post and Hugo Lloris saved from Riyad Mahrez and Jeff Schlupp but Leicester could not lift themselves off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League. Ulloa and David Nugent were recalled to spearhead the hosts’ attack with Jamie Vardy and Esteban Cambiasso dropped to the bench. Tottenham, now just a point outside the top five, started Danny Rose and Benjamin Stambouli for Ben Davies and Ryan Mason with Kane, who spent four months on loan at the King Power Stadium in 2013, up front. And the striker made an immediate impact when he opened the scoring after just 57 seconds. Tottenham hit Leicester on the break with Nabil Bentaleb and Nacer Chadli, and the winger crossed for Kane to skip round the falling Wes Morgan and find the corner from six yards. Kane’s fourth goal in four games was devastating from Spurs but highlighted why the Foxes were bottom at Christmas. The visitors were given an easy ride by the shell-shocked hosts with Kane shooting wide and Kyle Walker granted the freedom of the right flank. There was little threat from Leicester until the 18th minute when Lloris palmed over Ulloa’s 20-yard volley after Schlupp’s driving run. The midfielder curled in a free kick with 19 minutes left to leave the Foxes winless in their last 13 games. Former Leicester loanee Harry Kane scored inside the first minute for Spurs but the Foxes rallied and Leonardo Ulloa levelled in the second half. Danny Drinkwater then dragged wide from distance before Bentaleb wasted a golden chance to make it 2-0 on 32 minutes. Eriksen played the Algeria international clean through but he had an awful touch as he reached the area which allowed Paul Konchesky to cover and clear. It rallied the hosts and, after Ulloa had comically fallen over as he looked to shoot, Mahrez’s driven effort was well saved by Lloris. Tottenham were rocked and Ulloa should have levelled six minutes before the break but he smashed a four-yard header against the inside of the post after Mahrez’s searching cross. The Foxes were dominant and their persistence paid off three minutes into the second half. Danny Simpson and Mahrez combined for the Algeria winger to cross low for Ulloa to turn in at the near post. It had been coming and Mahrez almost completed the comeback when his 20-yard free kick smacked against the bar minutes later. The Foxes’ efforts warranted more and Lloris again saved from Schlupp before disaster struck for the hosts on 71 minutes. Kane was fouled 25-yards out and Eriksen curled in an angled effort which bounced in off the post. It was the Dane’s seventh goal of the season and he has now hit four winners for Spurs this season. The goal initially killed Leicester’s spark but they regained their composure and Ulloa flicked a header onto the roof of the net. Two half-hearted penalty appeals went unrewarded but Morgan should have levelled in the final minute. The excellent Mahrez again found space on the right and his cross reached the unmarked Morgan at the far post but the skipper failed to get a clean connection and Lloris gathered to seal the points. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Brathwaite nears century as West Indies recover

first_imgKRAIGG Brathwaite will spend a night in the nervous nineties after leading West Indies’ fightback against Pakistan in the third Test in Sharjah yesterday. Replying to Pakistan’s 281 all out in the United Arab Emirates, the Windies were in trouble at 68-4, but the watchful Brathwaite anchored a revival to steer his team to 244-6 at stumps on day two, the opener ending the day 95 not out alongside captain Jason Holder (6 no).His team still trailing Pakistan by 37, Brathwaite will hope to reach a deserved century and make further inroads as the Caribbean side seek to avoid a 3-0 series whitewash.Phil Simmons’ team, the designated visitors in the contest on neutral territory, made a bad start to their first innings, as Wahab Riaz (2-65) struck to remove Leon Johnson (1) lbw in the fourth over, a dismissal that prompted the West Indies’ top order to flounder early in their reply.Zulfiqar Babar (1-45) tempted Darren Bravo (11) to try and clear mid-off, but he succeeded only in slicing the ball to cover, where a diving Mohammad Amir took an acrobatic first catch in Test cricket.Marlon Samuels was trapped lbw by Yasir Shah (1-56) for a duck three overs later.Jermaine Blackwood got a start but failed to build on his 23, some poor footwork seeing him slice Amir (2-44) to Asad Shafiq at gully while attempting a drive.Roston Chase and surviving opener Brathwaite came together to mount some resistance, putting on 83 for the fifth wicket.Chase reached 50 but progressed no further, Amir’s angled delivery eliciting an outside edge taken at slip by Younis Khan.Shane Dowrich picked up where Chase left off by providing strong support for Brathwaite in another 83-run stand. He survived being dropped on 15 but fell just short of a half century of his own, out for 47 when he chopped Wahab onto his stumps.The same fate had befallen Pakistan’s tail-enders earlier in the day. Resuming on 255-8, they added a further 26 runs. Alzarri Joseph (2-57) did the damage, as length balls caused both Amir (20) and Yasir (12) to drag onto their own stumps.PAKISTAN 1st innings (Overnight: 255-8)S. Aslam c Holder b Bishoo 74Az. Ali c K. Brathwaite b Gabriel 0A. Shafiq lbw b Gabriel 0Y. Khan c Johnson b Chase 51Misbah-ul-Haq c Dowrich b Bishoo 53S. Ahmed b Gabriel 51M. Nawaz st Dowrich b Bishoo 6W. Riaz lbw b Bishoo 4Y. Shah b Joseph 12M. Amir b Joseph 20Z. Babar not out 1Extras (lb-4 nb-4 w-1) 9Total (all out, 90.5 overs) 281Fall of wickets: 1-1 Az. Ali,2-1 A. Shafiq,3-107 Y. Khan,4-150 S. Aslam,5-230 Misbah-ul-Haq,6-242 M. Nawaz,7-248 S. Ahmed,8-248 W. Riaz,9-280 M. Amir,10-281 Y. ShahBowling: S. Gabriel 21 – 1 – 67 – 3(nb-2), A. Joseph 16.5 – 5 – 57 – 2(nb-2 w-1),J. Holder 12 – 4 – 29 – 0, R. Chase 20 – 5 – 47 – 1, D. Bishoo 21 – 3 – 77 – 4.WEST INDIES 1st inningsK. Brathwaite not out 95L. Johnson lbw b Riaz 1Da. Bravo c Amir b Babar 11M. Samuels lbw b Shah 0J. Blackwood c Shafiq b Amir 23R. Chase c Y. Khan b Amir 50S. Dowrich b Riaz 47J. Holder not out 6Extras (lb-6 nb-5) 11Total (for 6 wickets, 78 overs) 244Fall of wickets: 1-6 L. Johnson,2-32 Da. Bravo,3-38 M. Samuels,4-68 J. Blackwood,5-151 R. Chase,6-234 S. DowrichTo bat: D. Bishoo, S. Gabriel, A. JosephBowling: M. Amir 17 – 4 – 44 – 2(nb-2), W. Riaz 16 – 0 – 65 – 2(nb-3)Y. Shah 18 – 2 – 56 – 1, Z. Babar 17 – 3 – 45 – 1 , M. Nawaz 4 – 0 – 12 – 0,Az. Ali 6 – 0 – 16 – 0.last_img read more

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Jaguars top Regional four-day standings with 40.4 points

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC) – Three-time reigning champions, Guyana Jaguars, are already beginning to pull away from the pack, after just two rounds of the 2017 Regional Four-Day Championship.Following the latest round of matches, Jaguars lead the six-team standings with 40.4 points, already nearly 10 points clear of Leeward Islands Hurricanes in second on 30.6.Jaguars opened the season by beating Jamaica Scorpions by 263 runs at the Guyana National Stadium last month and followed up with a seven-wicket victory over Windward Islands Volcanoes inside three days at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in Gros Islet last weekend.At this stage last season, Jaguars lay third on 24 points but just off leaders Barbados Pride by four-tenths of a point.Jaguars will back themselves to extend their winning start when they face Hurricanes at Warner Park in St Kitts, in the third round bowling off November 9.Hurricanes have made a strong start to the season, drawing with Windward Islands Volcanoes in their opening game in St George’s before thumping Pride by an innings and four runs in Bridgetown.Meanwhile, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force lie third on 19.4 points following stalemates in their opening games while Pride are fourth with 14 points.Scorpions are fifth on 12.4 and Volcanoes bottom on 10.6.In the next round starting tomorrow, Scorpions host Pride in a day/night affair at Sabina Park while Red Force welcome Volcanoes to Queen’s Park Oval.last_img read more