Hotel experts are gathering at the Adria Hotel Forum this year as well

first_img“Who finances development projects in the region and under what conditions”, “How can investment be secured”, “What to do with employment issues that are constantly growing and a challenge for investors”, “What are lifestyle hotels and how much hotel design affects guest experience ”are also some of the topics that will be part of this year’s AHF program.  After six years in Zagreb, the only international hotel and investment conference in the region, Adria Hotel Forum (AHF), will be held 20.-21.2. in Belgrade at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Sergei Guriev, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentPavle Radulović, Minister, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of MontenegroCharlie Ballard, global director of customer behavior, TripAdvisorJules van Gaalen, Director of Hotel Transactions, Colliers InternationalDavid Jenkins, Senior Vice President of Development, Radisson Hotel Group Nicolas Horky, Transaction Director, Pricipal Real Estate Europe Dirk Bakker, Hotels Manager for the EMEA Region, Colliers International Takuya Aoyama, Senior President for Acquisitions and Development, Hyatt InternationalŽivorad Vasić, director of the region, IHGThomas Emanuel, director, STRAndrew Sangster, owner, Hotel AnalystBojan Jelenić, development architect, IHGIvana Budin Arhanić, Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Affairs, Valamar RivieraJonathon Dominic Spada, founder, SAYHELLO CreativeRally Slonim, CEO, Arena Hospitality GroupNikola Nedeljković, director, Belgrade WaterfrontNicolas Stachowiak, LifeStyle Brand Development Director, AccorHotels EuropeSlaven Bošnjak, Member of the Management Board, Allianz ZBDavid Poet, head of the international hotel and tourism segment, Gallagher and many others.  Every year, AHF brings in global investors, but also global experts, so they confirmed their participation in this year’s Forum:  Also, the program will discuss the upcoming financial crisis predicted by the media, which is forecast for 2020, and examine what projects are in focus for investors. center_img In addition to the educational part, AHF will for the first time organize a gala dinner with a surprise band and a party after the second day of the conference.  The theme of the seventh AHF is “Is the future bright?“. As an introduction, a large presentation of three renowned international companies TripAdvisor, STR and Colliers International will be held, which will show for the first time the relationship of market changes with hotel prices and the level of investment in one destination. RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

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Gov. Wolf Remembers Victims During Ceremony for One-Year Mark of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

first_img October 27, 2019 Gov. Wolf Remembers Victims During Ceremony for One-Year Mark of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Press Release Pittsburgh, PA – Governor Tom Wolf commemorated the one-year mark since the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh at a ceremony sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.“It’s difficult to believe a year has passed since the shooting. I’ve carried sorrow for the victims, their families and the community as, like many Pennsylvanians, I sought to understand why this heinous attack occurred and how we can prevent anything like it from ever happening again,” said Gov. Wolf. “While today’s commemoration does not erase the pain felt in this community, I hope seeing and hearing the support of everyone who gathered together provides some solace.”Gov. Wolf read a section from Rabbi Sidney Greenberg’s “Lessons for Living.” The commemoration, held at Soldiers & Sailors in Pittsburgh, featured other readings, prayer, music performed by the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts alumni string quartet, and a video tribute to the victims.The City of Pittsburgh declared October 27 “Remember Repair Together Day” in perpetuity to honor the 11 people who were killed and the seven injured during the attack. Gov. Wolf extended the declaration statewide and asked all Pennsylvanians to join him in honoring the community with a day of building bridges of friendship, understanding and welcome.The governor honored the victims throughout the year. In September, he carried a mezuzah that was hanging inside the synagogue with him as he visited Paneriai, Lithuania, and Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland, two locations of atrocities against people of the Jewish faith during the Holocaust. He wrote the names of the 11 people who died during the Tree of Life shooting in the guestbooks at both memorials.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Statoil gains nod to use Maersk jack-up for Gina Krog well

first_imgNorwegian oil company Statoil has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to drill an exploration well on the Gina Krog field in the North Sea with the Maersk Integrator jack-up rig. Gina Krog is an oil and gas field located 250 kilometers west of Stavanger and 30 kilometers north-west of the Sleipner A platform in the North Sea offshore Norway. The field came on stream in 2017.Statoil and the partners invested a total of some NOK 31 billion in the development of the Gina Krog field.Exploration well 15/6-14 S, which Statoil has now received consent to drill, is to be drilled as a sidetrack from existing well 15/6-B-2. Water depth at the site is 116 meters.According to the PSA, the drilling is estimated to last 17 days in the event of a dry well and 25 days in the event of a discovery, and will start in September.The well is to be drilled by the Maersk Integrator jack-up drilling rig, which was built and delivered by the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore in 2014. The facility will be operated by Maersk Drilling Norge.Maersk Integrator was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AOC) by the PSA in June 2015.last_img read more

BST CAT Tour, El Paso County Raceway championship night is Sept. 23

first_imgBy Suzan McCoyCALHAN, Colo. – Moving forward and not letting the rain get in the way, the BST CAT Tour and El Paso County Raceway have announced their championship race night for Saturday, Sept. 23.CAT features five sanctioned divisions, the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.The tour travels to four different dirt tracks in Colorado, Phillips County Raceway at Holyoke, I-76 Speedway at Fort Morgan, El Paso County Raceway at Calhan and Lamar Speedway.The CAT leader for Modifieds is John Burrow Jr. with 247 points but Greg Sharpe is right behind Burrow with 243 points. A.J. Valim was leading by 10 points over Burrow and Sharpe before the July 3 race at I-76 Speedway where he wrecked in the heat race and started in the “B” main; however, Valim continues to lead at El Paso County.Joe Bellm returned to racing this year and became the CAT Stock Car and Allstar Performance State point leader with John Luck trailing in CAT by only one point. Phil Reid is the point leader at El Paso County and is only two points behind Bellm for the state championship.Northern SportMod CAT and state point leader Ryan Moser has a 29 point lead in CAT over Danny Concelman. Moser is third in points at El Paso County behind Kelly Yutterman and Brian Lessig.CAT Hobby Stock point leader Shad Cooper blew his engine at Phillips County Raceway on Aug. 4 which could open the door for Max Quint. Kolby Stegman had a two-point lead over Jacob Cox at El Paso.Leading in the CAT Sport Compact, state and El Paso County standings is Chad Mann, but Shalanda Smith is only a few points behind for all three. With all the divisions being too close to call, we are excited to get to the track and watch these racers compete for championships.last_img read more

Gibson moves closer to return

first_img The club have announced Goodison Park will be opened on the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster to screen the memorial service for the 96 victims being held across Stanley Park at Anfield. Martinez will give a speech at the service itself on April 15 but Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright will be in attendance at Goodison with the rest of the first team squad to watch the live screening. “Two much-admired, world famous football clubs have stood shoulder-to-shoulder since the unimaginable tragedy at Hillsborough some 25 years ago,” said Kenwright. “Everton will continue to provide support whenever we can to the remarkable Hillsborough Family Support Group. “We are proud of them, and for them. We also know that the compassion and fraternity that transcends our city would have been there, unswerving and unconditional, if the balls (in the FA Cup semi-final draw) had simply come out of the bag differently prior to that fateful day.” After the screening Everton will hold a short memorial of their own after which a group of local school children will lead a procession from Goodison Park to Anfield, holding 96 linked football scarves to represent the unity of Everton and Liverpool since the disaster in 1989. Last week, Everton announced they would erect a Hillsborough memorial plaque to pay tribute to the 96 fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough. Press Association “Darron is working well and is going to join the group very soon,” said the Toffees boss. “Then it’s about seeing how he can adapt to the demands of working with the group. “He is out on the grass, though he hasn’t joined in with the group yet. That’s not going to be too far away with how he is recovering. “The one-to-one work is showing really well and I don’t think he is going to be too far away from joining in with the group, which is a real success in itself.” Martinez said Gibson had progressed quicker than expected and playing again this season would speak volumes about the midfielder’s character. “He is well ahead of schedule and that always pleases me, to see a player get ahead of the timing because it shows all the hard work they put in behind the scenes when nobody is watching,” the Spaniard told evertontv. “The desire of Darron has been sensational in that respect and to have him around the place is a great sign. “It will be great for him to be involved one way or another before the season ends, even though that would be an incredible and remarkable achievement since looking back on when the injury happened with the national team.” The Republic of Ireland international suffered an injury to a cruciate ligament playing for his country against Kazakhstan in September having made just one appearance for his club this season. Manager Roberto Martinez has remained optimistic the 26-year-old could return before the end of the campaign and he will start taking tentative steps towards that in the near future. Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is edging closer to a return to first-team training as his rehabilitation from a knee operation continues. last_img read more

Palace pursuit of Mackay paused

first_img Betting was suspended on Tuesday evening as former Cardiff boss Mackay appeared destined to replace Tony Pulis as manager at Palace. But, despite constant links, the 42-year-old was not appointed on Wednesday – and reports last night suggested there was unlikely to be any change in the situation. With Glenn Hoddle and Tim Sherwood other favourites to take over at the club, Palace do still have options after seemingly deciding against Mackay, but chairman Steve Parish will be keen to appoint someone soon having stressed he wanted a quick resolution to the club’s managerial post. Millen, who oversaw the narrow 2-1 defeat at Arsenal on the opening day of the new Barclays Premier League season, is likely to be in charge for the visit of London rivals West Ham on Saturday. The club confirmed on Wednesday that Millen will front up to the media on Thursday afternoon and, even if a permanent successor to Pulis is found before 3pm on Saturday, Millen now seems certain to be in charge of first-team affairs for the Hammers’ clash. Pulis took charge in November, with Palace the heavy favourites to fall out of the division. The former Stoke manager took the Eagles on a great run which saw them finish 11th and remain in the Premier League for more than a single season for the first time. Rifts caused over a lack of transfers and a clash over the type of players they wanted to recruit is believed to be at the heart of Pulis’ exit although, when appointed, the new manager will be hopeful of spending some money to add to the signings of Chris Kettings, Fraizer Campbell, Brede Hangeland and Martin Kelly. Former Tottenham head coach Sherwood is now the favourite to take over at the Palace helm, with Martin Jol and Steve Clarke also believed to be in the running for the post. Crystal Palace appear to have pressed pause on a move for Malky Mackay to take over at Selhurst Park with caretaker boss Keith Millen expected to be in charge for Saturday’s meeting with West Ham. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Three Syracuse players selected in Major League Lacrosse draft

first_img Published on January 11, 2014 at 1:53 am Contact Josh: On Friday night, three Syracuse senior lacrosse players were chosen in the 2014 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft. Defender Matt Harris was chosen by the Chesapeake Bayhawks, and midfielder Scott Loy and attack Derek Maltz were both chosen by the Ohio Machine.Harris was chosen in the third round (No. 21 overall) by the defending MLL champion Bayhawks. The defender, who is one of four SU team captains this season, was an All-Big East Second Team performer last year. In 2013, Harris led SU in caused turnovers (29) and ranked second on the team in ground balls (52). Harris has 109 career ground balls and 47 caused turnovers in his SU career.The Ohio Machine used back-to-back selections to choose Loy in the fourth round (No. 27 overall) and Maltz in the fifth round (No. 39 overall). Loy started 18 games in 2013 and scored 20 goals. In 48 career games for the Orange, Loy has 29 goals and six assists.Maltz is also a team co-captain and earned All-Big East Second Team honors in 2013. He was second on the Orange with 32 goals last season. In his career, Maltz has 79 points, including 63 goals.SU opens its 2014 campaign against Siena College on Feb. 10 at the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to ‘annihilate’ Connecticut on Saturday

first_img Published on September 19, 2018 at 11:02 pm Matt Liberman (2-1)Don’t beware of dog Syracuse 59, UConn 21In short, UConn has the worst defense in the FBS and it isn’t even close. The Huskies are the only team in the country to have given up over 2,000 yards — and that’s in three games. Several teams have played four games without giving up that number. UConn is the only team in the country to give up more than 600 yards (673) and the only team to give up more than 50 points per game (55.7). The next closest is Oregon State at 46.3. All Syracuse has to do to win this game is just play its normal, up-tempo offense and air the ball out to its wideouts. The Huskies simply do not have the personnel to even slow down the Orange, let alone stop them.Josh Schafer (3-0)A dog poundingSyracuse 55, Connecticut 10AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUConn hasn’t played an FBS opponent within five touchdowns yet. The Huskies played two ranked teams in No. 21 Central Florida and No. 20 Boise State and showed little reason for belief in 56-17 and 62-7 losses, respectively. Last week, Connecticut beat Rhode Island, a low-tier FCS school, 56-49. On average UConn gives up 9.6 yards per play, almost two yards more than the next lowest team in the nation over the past decade. So really, there’s no logical way, at least on paper, to give UConn a chance in this game. Syracuse’s offense has looked comfortable under both Eric Dungey and Tommy DeVito. After pummeling an ACC opponent in Florida State, Saturday’s game will be another “annihilation” as Dungey said he hopes to do to every team. And come Saturday night, SU will have its first 4-0 start since 1991 and the fifth time since the end of World War II. Comments Andrew Graham (3-0)Winning the IditarodSyracuse 51, Connecticut 17So, UConn is terrible. The Huskies are at any point playing half a dozen freshmen on defense and though starting quarterback David Pindell has done his best to keep the offense above water, UConn almost lost to FCS Rhode Island a week ago. Eric Dungey is a little banged up, but said on Tuesday he’s good to go. I don’t know how long he plays Saturday, but if this game goes as it should, we might see Tommy DeVito before halftime and may even get some Clayton Welch minutes. Regardless of who is under center, Syracuse’s defense should smother whatever offense the Huskies generate, and the Orange will mow through a weak Huskie defense. Like a racer in the Iditarod, Syracuse will be in control of the Huskies. Mush! Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

CAF Confed Cup summary: Kwesi Appiah’s Al Khartoum kicked out

first_imgFormer Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah’s Al-Khartoum have crashed out of the 2015 CAF Confederations Cup campaign at the first hurdle, after suffering a 2-0 loss to Zambian hosts Power Dynamos on Sunday.The win saw the Zambians advance 2-1 on aggregate after losing the first leg by a lone goal in Khartoum two weeks ago.A 20th minute goal canceled out Al-Khartoum’s advantage, before a stoppage time penalty gave Power Dynamos the ticket to the next round.The double-header was Appiah’s first games in competitive club football in Africa.Meanwhile the Nigerian duo of Warri Wolves and Dolphins of Port Harcourt, as well as Ghana’s Hearts of Oak, are among a number of teams that have sailed to the next round.Wolves triumphed over Burkinabe visitors RC Bobodioulasso 3:0 on Saturday to progress 4:0 on aggregate, while Dolphins needed a 5-3 penalty shootout win to beat Leones Vegatarianos Leones of Equatorial Guinea after canceling out a 1:0 loss in the first leg. Hearts of Oak beat Benin’s Police 1-0 away to advance to the next round with a 2:0 aggregate win.RESULTS SO FARRevenue Authority (Uganda) 3:2 ASSM Elgeco (Madagascar)ASSM Elgeco (4:2) 0:1 Revenue AuthorityCote d’Or (Seychelles) 2:3 Dedebit (Ethiopia) Dedebit (5:2) 2:0 Cote d’OrSofapaka (Kenya) 1:2 Platinum (Zimbabwe)Platinum (4:2) 2:1 SofapakaBidvest Wits (South Africa) 3:0 Royal Leopards (Swaziland)Royal Leopards (7:6 penalties) 3:0 Bidvest Wits Al Ittihad (Libya) 6:1 Elect Sport (Chad)Elect Sport 0:1 (1:7) Al IttihadRC Bobodioulasso (Burkina Faso) 0:1 Warri Wolves (Nigeria)Warri Wolves (4:0) 3:0 RC BobodioulassoHearts of Oak (Ghana) 1:0 Police (Benin) Police 0:0 (0:1) Hearts of OakMouloudia Alger (Algeria) 0:0 Sahel SC (Niger)Sahel SC (2:0) 2:0 Mouloudia AlgerLeones Vegatarianos (Equatorial Guinea) 1:0 Dolphins (Nigeria)Dolphins (5:3 penalties) 1:0 Leones Vegatarianos Leones Renaissance Berkane (Morocco) 2:1 Onze Createurs (Mali)Onze Createurs (2:2) 1:0 Renaissance BerkaneUFC de Haut Nkam (Cameroon) 1:0 Olympique Ngor (Senegal)Olympique Ngor (3:2) 3:1 UFC de Haut NkamVolcan de Moroni (Comoros) 0:1 Petro Atletico (Angola) Petro Atletico (3:0) 2:0 Volcan de MoroniBenfica Luanda (Angola) 2:0 Le Messager de Ngozi (Burundi)Le Messager de Ngozi 0:1 (0:3) Benfica LuandaAl Ghazala (South Sudan) 0:1 Petrojet (Egypt)Petrojet (7:1) 6:1 Al GhazalaAl-Khartoum (Sudan) 1:0 Power Dynamos (Zambia)Power Dynamos (2:1) 2:0 Al-KhartoumPetite Riviere Noire (Mauritius) 1:2 Ferroviario Beira (Mozambique)Ferroviario Beira (7:3) 5:2 Petite Riviere NoireEtoile du Congo (Congo) – FC MK (DR Congo)Panthere Nde (Cameroon) 0:1 Rayon Sports (Rwanda)Young Africans (Tanzania) 2:0 BDF XI (Botswana)ASO Chlef (Algeria) 2:0 Kamboi Eagles (Sierra Leone)Horoya (Guinea) 1:0 Fassell (Liberia)AS Port (Togo) 2:0 CARA (Congo)CF Mounana (Gabon) 5:0 Polisi (Zanzibar)last_img read more