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Valamar Riviera awards for the seventh time in a row for the Share of the Year

first_imgToday, for the seventh time in a row, the Valamar Riviere dd share was declared the Share of the Year according to the public’s choice in the traditional choice of the Zagreb Stock Exchange. “It is a great honor for me to hold this valuable recognition in my hands for the seventh time in a row. Expectations of business results for this year are higher than last year, a year that was also a record for Valamar. Valamar continues to grow – this year we realized the acquisition of Hotel Makarska dd, and made the first step in the internationalization of our business by buying a hotel in Austria. The number of employees also grew to 6.600, we increased salaries by more than 11%, introduced a minimum net income of HRK 5.000, and created 2300 new jobs in the last three years. I believe that we have laid a good foundation for continuing to invest in the growth and development of our business. And I am proud that investors recognize Valamar’s potential and that the seventh award for the Share of the Year is already faithfully following us on the path to realizing our business vision, especially in the year when we marked the 65th anniversary of our business.” he said Marko Čižmek, member of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera when receiving the award.By the way, the Zagreb Stock Exchange award is given with the aim of supporting the best and strengthening the recognition of the capital market and its active participants among the financial and general public.”When we founded the Zagreb Stock Exchange Awards in 2012, we were guided by the desire to continuously identify and reward positive examples in our capital market. Over the years, these awards have become a tradition, which the winners often and gladly point out. This year, Valamar Riviera is a double laureate and since its founding has won a total of 10 awards in several categories, which is a clear message that the entire investment public recognizes and rewards excellence.” concluded Ivana Gažić, President of the Management Board of the Zagreb Stock Exchange.Valamar’s total investments reached HRK 5 billion, of which HRK 4,3 billion was invested in raising the quality of hotels, resorts and camping resorts, and HRK 700 million in acquisitions and expansion.last_img read more

Calypso rookie “Checko” secures spot in Calypso 2012 Finals

first_img Share Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img 10 Views   no discussions LocalNews Calypso rookie “Checko” secures spot in Calypso 2012 Finals by: – February 6, 2012 Checko performing at the Quarter Finals.One rookie in this year’s Calypso Monarch Competition, Abel “Checko” Jno. Baptiste has secured a spot in the Calypso Finals.Twenty Calypsonians competed in the Semi Finals round at the weekend, however only nine could be selected to battle with the reigning Calypso Monarch and Miss Calypso Queen 2012 Tasha “Tasha P” Peltier.Abel Jno. Baptiste sang “Am/Pm” one of the popular songs in this year’s competition dressed in an overall; one side in white and the other in black.Another rookie who many patrons wanted to secure a spot in the Finals failed to make it through when he forgot his lyrics and left the stage. He later returned to the stage to continue his song and was applauded by the huge crowd at the Festival City on Saturday.However, Raymond “Vigilante” Vigilante who has been in the competition for a few years but not a consistent feature at the finals, made it through to this year’s finals.The other finalists are; Dice, Web, Sye, Soul Puss, Karessah, Bobb and Explosion.They will come up against Tasha P on February 18th at the Calypso Finals Competition at the Festival City.[nggallery id=134]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Syracuse falls to Pittsburgh in narrow 4-set loss

first_img Published on October 12, 2014 at 7:48 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Syracuse head coach Leonid Yelin lit into the nearest official during the fourth set Sunday as he thought that Pittsburgh took its fourth touch of a possession.After winning a first set for the first time in conference play against Miami on Saturday, the Orange reverted to its slow starts as Pittsburgh (15-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) sped past SU (7-11, 0-6), 8-2, to start the match and eventually took the set by 12 points. Once again, the Orange came up short, losing 25-13, 17-25, 25-23, 25-23 to Pittsburgh. Syracuse broke when it mattered most.In the last two sets the Orange was tied at 23 and let the Panthers take the last two points.“We would like everyone to perform better with the game on the line,” Yelin said.Syracuse chased Pittsburgh’s hits in the first set, scrambling to return the ball. The Panthers’ offense ran smoothly, passing and spiking seamlessly. But in the second set, the Orange recovered, winning 25-17.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSetter Gosia Wlaszczuk and outside hitter Silvi Uattara took over the set from beginning to end. Together the two were involved in 15 of the Orange’s 25 points.“After you lose a set, you just (have) to shake it off and come back and win the next one, you can’t dread on it,” said Melina Violas, a senior defensive specialist. “I think we did a really good (job) not dreading on it and not looking back.”In the third set, Syracuse and Pittsburgh traded points back and forth except for two Orange attack errors that stretched the Panthers’ lead to 14-10. Other than the lapses in the middle of the set, the Orange hung with the Panthers until Belle Sand’s error on a serve closed out the set by a score of 25-23.In an equally back-and-forth fourth set, the Orange fought to the end. Syracuse tied the set at 23, but two spikes by Uattara were defended by Pittsburgh and a poor set from Wlaszczuk helped sealed Syracuse’s loss.The Orange extended its losing streak to six games in ACC play, but Yelin applauded the team’s gritty effort, one the team had been looking to have for a long time. Despite the effort, Yelin would like to see the team improve.Said Yelin: “We (were) trying so hard to break through this losing pattern.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more