Vodice gets a different and innovative beach – a sea lagoon!

first_imgAfter the public tender, the City of Vodice signed a contract with the company Sarađen doo from Stankovci for the execution of works on the second phase of the arrangement of the town beach Male Vruje worth almost nine million kuna.Thus, Vodice will get a new and innovative beach that is designed as a sea lagoon, where the sea will be 10 degrees warmer than usual. With the construction of an artificial lagoon, breakwater and seawater pool, they hope from Vodice to extend the bathing season, ie before and after the season.Being innovative, different, having quality content is imperative today, and the “sea lagoon” on the beach Vruje, which is currently under construction and will be in almost 4 months, certainly falls into that category, to the delight of all tourism workers and tourists. As the sea level in the lagoon will be low, the sun will warm it much earlier and allow it to swim in September, even longer if the weather conditions allow it. Thus, the bathing season in Vodice could last as much as half a year or more.But the beach as such is not enough if it will not be accompanied by a variety of quality additional content. Thus, during the day the beach will be used as a bathing area, while in the evening the beach will be of a polyvalent character and have an open stage where various cultural, entertainment, artistic, musical and other events will be organized. It is interesting that all the elements that will be used in the arrangement of the beach can be recycled and modularly relocated, so that the beach can “change” its shape every year.The investment in the amount of HRK 2016 million was co-financed by the Ministry of Tourism through the Public Tourism Infrastructure Development Program in 600 in the amount of HRK 11000 million in grants. Upon completion of this project, Vodice will be richer by XNUMX m of newly renovated coastal space, or about XNUMX mXNUMX of new sunbathing and swimming area with one large and one small pool, while the construction of catering and entertainment facilities is planned in the third phase of construction.In 2016, growth from arrivals and overnight stays of 5 percent In 2016, a total of 192.422 tourists arrived in the area of ​​the Tourist Board of the City of Vodice, who realized 1.076.191 overnight stays, which is an increase in arrivals and overnight stays by 5% compared to the previous year. Domestic guests have the largest share in realized overnight stays – 13,3%, followed by guests from Germany (13%), Poland (11,8%), Slovakia (10,2%), Slovenia (9,8%), Czech Republic (9,8%), Austria (5,7%) and Hungary (5,4%).The largest increase in overnight stays was recorded from the markets of Slovenia, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Sweden and Poland, while the largest number of tourists stayed in households with 703.287 overnight stays, which is an increase of 5% compared to 2015.last_img read more

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Icahn Automotive Appoints Chief People Officer, CMO

first_imgIcahn Automotive, an Icahn Enterprises L.P. company, which owns and operates leading service provider Pep Boys, has announced the appointment of two senior executives: Elisa Bannon-Jones as chief people officer (CPO) and Deborah Brundage as chief marketing officer (CMO). Bannon-Jones will lead the overall human resources strategy, overseeing compensation and benefits, talent acquisition and performance and development. Brundage will direct the company’s marketing, communications and customer experience strategies, with a strong focus on consumer insights and digital engagement.  Most recently, Bannon-Jones was chief human resources officer at Frontier Communications, where she had responsibility for developing and executing the human resource strategy in support of the overall strategic direction of the organization. Prior to joining Frontier Communications, Bannon-Jones served in human resources, sales and operations leadership roles at The Budget Group, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Brightstar Corp. Advertisement Bannon-Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and leadership and a master’s degree in higher education, specializing in adult education, from Capella University. She has certifications from the Kellogg Strategic Human Resources and Cornell Women in Executive Leadership programs, and a master human capital strategist designation in organizational effectiveness from the Human Capital Institute. She is a member of the Consero talent management advisory board and the Capella University School of Business and Technology business advisory board. Brundage comes to the company after having served as CMO at Monro Inc., where she led a rebranding strategy and oversaw the marketing and customer service teams. Prior to joining Monro, she spent nearly 17 years with Procter & Gamble, where she held roles of increasing responsibility and worked on a diverse group of categories and well-known consumer products.  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Brian Kaner, CEO, Service said, “Our people and customers are central to everything we do. Elisa and Deborah both bring significant executive expertise and unique perspectives that we are confident will strengthen our culture, enhance our customer experience, and improve our business. As we continue to build a separate Service business, Elisa and Deborah complement a strong leadership team that is poised to capture the many opportunities that exist in the industry.”  Early in Brundage’s career, she worked in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business. She is also an adjunct professor at the Simon School of Business.last_img read more

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Fight the flab

first_imgSubscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletterslast_img read more

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A question of honour

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

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Time for leadership not excuses

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Construction continues at Derince

first_img40 km of steel piles are currently being installed to support the new quays of the terminal, which according to Safiport Derince will be ready to accommodate Super Post Panamax vessels at a draft of 18 m by February 2018.The ship-to-shore gantry cranes are under construction at ZPMC factories, and are expected to start operation in May 2018. Rubber-tyred gantry cranes for yard stacking are also under construction at Kalmar’s facilities and will be ready for use at the end of May 2018.As part of the project, 270 sq m of additional land was reclaimed last year, enabling the construction of the quays and terminal. www.safiport.com.trlast_img

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Caribbean Development Bank urges regional govt’s to “DECIDE”

first_imgDirector of Economics, Dr. Justin Ram The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has pointed to an urgent need for broad policy initiatives, including labour market reform and investment in developing the skills of potential workers to move regional economies forward.In a presentation at the Bank’s Annual Review and Forecast titled, ‘Time to D.E.C.I.D.E.’, Director of Economics, Dr. Justin Ram said governments must aim to become Dynamic, Export-oriented, Competitive, Inclusive, Diverse and Environmentally-resilient economies. This would require, he said, private sector-led growth, an educated and flexible labour force, and better regional integration, with governments acting as business facilitator and efficient regulator.“We need a strategy that will allow us to take advantage of technological innovation to identify and encourage higher productivity activity. At the same time, we need to improve the investment climate, making it easier for the private sector to thrive,” Dr. Ram added.Against the background of continuing high unemployment in many countries, he cited the imperatives of labour market reforms to include greater flexibility, freedom of movement, participation, and productivity. In relation to the development of human capital, he said there must also be investment in quality education for all, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).With respect to specific policy actions, Dr. Ram said regional governments must place greater emphasis on fiscal consolidation by increasing the efficiency of revenue collection and expenditure, and prioritising capital investment, among other measures.Other areas identified for reform were the energy and financial sectors.“Although we currently have low fuel prices, we still need energy reform that provide the regulatory environment to increase the use of renewable energy in energy mix, as well as energy efficiency,” said Dr. Ram.Financial policy should be further adjusted to encourage greater access to affordable credit by micro, small and medium size enterprises. He also identified the need to maximise regional integration and take advantage of free trade agreements such as the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union, as well as to seek new agreements.Regional transport and logistics also need to be addressed by increasing efficiency of movement of people and goods across the region.According to Dr. Ram, physical and social infrastructure should not be ignored. CDB is proposing that governments mandate building and infrastructure codes to improve resilience and that measures are implemented to minimise the spread of new diseases.There should also be a push to improve the level of national savings to support investment and fiscal buffers to take Caribbean economies to a higher level, Dr. Ram said.last_img read more

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Odfjell SE 1Q20: Improved results despite a market facing several uncertainties

first_img“1Q20 showed continued improvement in our underlying results, but the Covid-19 pandemic is beginning to impact COA volumes and creates uncertainty for future market developments, and we take precautionary measures for the company. We expect to report slightly weaker results in 2Q20. We are pleased to have reached an important milestone by refinancing our terminals in USA, which enables the terminals to be self-funded and capable of executing our growth plans at the Houston terminal’’, said Kristian Mørch, CEO of Odfjell SE. EBITDA of USD 66 million, compared to USD 58 million in 4Q19EBITDA of USD 58 million from Odfjell Tankers compared to USD 50 million in 4Q19EBITDA of USD 8 million from Odfjell Terminals compared to USD 8 million in  4Q19Net result of USD -4 million compared to USD -10 million in the last quarterAdjusted for non-recurring items, net results were USD 1 million in 1Q20 compared to adjusted net results of USD -7 million in the last quarterSpot rates on main tradelanes improved by 6% compared to 4Q19, and the COA rate renewals were up 5% in 1Q20Attractive refinancing secured for Odfjell Terminals USA, positioning the Houston terminal for accretive growthOdfjell SE did not experience any operational disturbances or unexpected cost from the IMO 2020 transitionSo far no significant disruptions in operations resulting from Covid-19, but the company expects that demand will be negatively affected by a global economic impact caused by the pandemic Image used for representational purposes only (Image Courtesy: Odfjell SE) Sea News, May 7 Odfjell SE today reported its results for the first quarter of 2020. The report shows improved results driven by increased earnings in Odfjell Tankers as a consequence of an improved chemical tanker market. This led to positive underlying net results for Odfjell SE. Highlights for 1Q20 Author: Baibhav Mishralast_img read more

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700 W L-Band LDMOS Transistor Reduces BOM and Provides Higher Reliability and Ruggedness

first_imgInfineon Technologies has introduced its L-Band RF power transistor with 700 W of output power for radar systems operating in the 1200 to 1400 MHz frequency range. This integrated high power device lowers the part count and reduces system cost and improves reliability while maintaining high ruggedness.  Radar systems emit a high-powered electronic pulse within a specific frequency range and detect the return echoes of each pulse to form an image of distant objects. The transistors used in the power supply of these pulsed systems must be highly efficient and capable of driving a stable signal in all operating conditions.  The PTVA127002EV from Infineon, is well-suited for L-Band radar systems used in air traffic control and weather observation applications. High efficiency corresponds with low heat output, and high ruggedness (ability to withstand 10:1 VSWR load mismatch) further contributes to the advantages of low component count made possible by the 700W output.  Based on the company’s 50V LDMOS power transistor technology, it exhibits excellent efficiency; typically 55 percent across the 1200-1400 MHz band, with a P1dB output power of 700W, 16dB gain and low thermal resistance characteristics when measured with a 300 µS 10% duty cycle pulse.  With the new addition, Infineon now offers a family of RF power transistors for 1200 – 1400 MHz system applications with rated power output of 25 W, 50 W, 350 W and 700 W. In addition to ruggedness, common specifications for each device include wide gate source voltage range (-6V to 12V), and integrated electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection.last_img read more

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Report: Pettine to Be Fired Following 7pm Meeting with Owner Jimmy Haslam

first_img Related TopicsBrownsMike Pettine Matt Loede Pettine said following the game he was not aware when his meeting with Haslam would be, but now it appears it will be tonight.“I don’t, but I’m sure – end of year meeting always comes very quickly,” Pettine said. “It could be tonight. I’m going to go back to the office so it could be tonight, could be tomorrow.” CLEVELAND – The meeting between Browner owner Jimmy Haslam and coach Mike Pettine is set for 7pm according to Adam Schefter at ESPN, and at that time the Browns coach is expected to be fired. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

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