Valamar Riviera dd from Poreč, the leading tourism company in Croatia, in the first nine months of 2016 generated total operating revenues of HRK 1.487 million, which is an increase of 19 percent compared to the same period last year. In the first nine months of 2016, consolidated operating profit (EBITDA) grew by 18 percent.Strong revenue growth is the result of sales revenue growth of HRK 1.382 million through 4,93 million overnight stays, an increase of 8 percent, and an increase in the average price of over 5 percent, while non-board consumption increased by 27 percent compared to the same period last year. Revenue growth is the result of good results in the pre- and post-season through the successful implementation of major events in Dubrovnik and Porec, excellent business of hotels, resorts and camps of higher categories throughout the period, development of value-added services and destination products and acquisition of Hotels Baska ddSignificant added value for shareholders was realized, which is also reflected in the growth of market capitalization of 43 percent in the first nine months of this year. “The business results achieved in the first nine months of this year confirm the success of Valamar Riviera’s growth and development strategy, which is based on continuous investments in portfolios, employees and destinations with the aim of creating added value for shareholders and other stakeholders. Last year’s acquisition of Baška showed excellent results in improving business on the island of Krk, so we believe that Valamar’s presence on Rab will contribute to the further growth of the company and the development of tourism in this leading Croatian tourist destination. We are currently focused on the preparation of the business year 2017, during which Valamar will invest more than HRK 750 million in raising the quality of the portfolio and in the development of human resources, which are key to the continued growth of the company’s value.”, Pointed out Željko Kukurin, President of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera.Photo: FB ValamarIn 2016, Valamar Riviera expects to generate between HRK 1.460 and 1.475 million in operating revenues, ie an increase of 12,8 to 14 percent compared to last year. Revenue growth will be accompanied by strong growth in consolidated operating profit (EBITDA), which will reach between HRK 500 and 515 million annually, which is an increase of HRK 77 to 92 million or up to 22 percent compared to 2015. The announced investment cycle in 2017 represents the company’s largest investment in portfolio development in one year, and a large part relates to projects in Rabac – Family life Bellevue Resort 4 * and Girandella Resort 4 * and continued investment in premium camping.
Australia: QR has won a A$100m eight-year contract for rail grinding on ARTC’s interstate network.Chile: Metro de Santiago has awarded Alstom a €5·3m contract to supply Sacem ATC on the 3·8 km Los Dominicos extension of Line 1. China: Siemens and Beijing Huatie ITDC have won a €32m contract to supply Trainguard MT CBTC, Vicos controls and Sicas interlockings for the 32 km Guangzhou – Foshan inter-urban line. The first phase is due to open in October 2010. Hangzhou Metro has awarded GE Transportation, Ztinstall and Supcon a contract to supply RailEdge integrated supervision and control systems for the 54 km Line 1 scheduled to open at the end of 2011. France: RFF has named a consortium led by TDF as preferred bidder for the 15-year PPP for network-wide GSM-R (RG 1.09 p9). The consortium includes Vinci Energie, Vinci Concessions, telecoms group SFR and AXA Investment Managers Paris.Sytral has awarded a consortium of Areva and ACC-IM a €58m contract to replace signalling on Lyon metro lines A and B with CBTC based on Areva’s Pegasus system. Driverless operation is planned in the longer term.India: Indra has won a €4·2m contract to supply and maintain contactless ticketing and access management equipment for the 12 stations on Mumbai Metro Line 1. Lithuania: LG has awarded UAB Fima a €46m contract for signalling on 100 route-km, including the line between Kaunas and Kaliningrad, and a line bypassing Kaunas where the power supply will be modernised. Work will be undertaken in collaboration with AZD Praha, which is supplying ESA11 interlockings. Morocco: Oncfm has awarded Indra and Spanish infrastruture authority ADIF a €3·2m contract to install a Da Vinci operations management system for the national network. ADIF owns the intellectual property rights to Da Vinci software.Netherlands: A five-year infrastructure maintenance contract covering 300 km of track and 300 turnouts around Venlo and Eindhoven has been awarded to Strukton.Norway: Jernbaneverket has awarded Nokia Siemens Networks a 20-year contract to support the GSM-R network it supplied and which has now been in operation for more than a year. Saudi Arabia: Thales and Saudi Binladen Group have won a 2bn riyal contract for signalling and telecoms on the North–South railway project.Spain: ADIF is to call tenders for the installation of a third rail for 1 435 mm gauge trains on the 22 km between Castellbisbal and the Can Tunis freight terminal in Barcelona, within a budget of €19·1m.Thales and Dimetronic have selected Alcatel-Lucent to supply IP/MPLS communications for the Madrid – Valencia high speed line (RG 8.08 p474).Turkmenistan: After meeting President Berdymukhamedov in February, Russian Railways President Vladimir Yakunin said RZD would be the prime contractor for the north–south line linking Iran to Kazakhstan (RG 1.08 p8).UK: Transport for London has awarded Carillion Rail a seven-year contract worth £80m to maintain the East London Line when it re-opens in June 2010 following Phase 1 of the extension programme.Siemens’ Rail Infrastructure business is to supply fixed telecoms for the Newport area resignalling. Under a £400m programme, 23 signalling ?areas in south Wales will be controlled from a centre in Cardiff by 2015.Corus Railway Infrastructure Services has won the design contract for the remodelling of Reading station, with Grimshaw Architects, structural engineer WSP and cost manager Turner & Townsend.Network Rail has selected Amey-Colas, Babcock Rail, Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Grant Rail, Jarvis and Trackwork to undertake up to £800m of planned track enhancement works over the next five years.Network Rail is to test sleepers made from recycled plastic by I-plas.USA: A ceremonial groundbreaking for a 7 km extension of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Blue Line from Garland to Rowlett will be held this month, following the award of a $188m design and build contract to Austin Bridge & Road. Completion is scheduled for December 2012.
Alfie Doughty equalised from close range for the Addicks, but no matter what the outcome of the game, City had already qualified for the first of the knockout stages.City headed into their final group game level on points with Liverpool, who had already played their sixth and final match, therefore Luke Williams’ side knew at least a point would be enough to finish top of Group G.HEGELER RETURNSJens Hegeler captained the side as the defender marked his first start for five months after recovering from a knee injury. Milan Djuric also played for half an hour in the cup clash at City’s Failand training base, signalling his return from a groin injury.It was the visitors who went closest to scoring first after Jordan Zemura darted down the left before picking out Albie Morgan but his teammate curled an effort over the bar as he opted for placement into the top corner.Djuric should have put City ahead after George Nurse whipped in a driven, low cross. The Bosnian international seemed certain to score from close range but the ball tapped off the post. The keeper Jordan Beeney may have got a touch too before the ball was eventually scrambled away.But City were ahead after quarter of an hour; Woodrow picked the ball up to the left of goal and unleashed an unstoppable shot beyond Beeney.It was then a tale of two keepers as City shotstopper Jojo Wollacott first denied Alex Willis, before Beeney produced a smart save of his own to deny Gustav Engvall after he burst through on goal.ADDICKS EQUALISECharlton Athletic made it 1-1 through Doughty’s close-range shot shortly after the half-hour mark. A cutting through pass found Morgan whose shot flicked off Wollacott before pinging off the post. Doughty was ready to pounce for the rebound, smashing the ball into the open net.Already-qualified City came out for the second half far from content with a point and showed early signs of their pursuit for more goals: first, Woodrow clipped a delightful ball into Engvall, whose shot had to be tipped on to the post, and Woodrow fired off target shortly after.Chances came few and far between in the crisp and windy conditions, that was until substitute Antoine Semenyo turned and unleashed a powerful drive at goal which was finely pushed out for a corner from Beeney. But it was from that corner City’s decisive goal came.CITY WINNEREdwards, who earlier replaced Djuric, was the man of the moment as he received the ball from the City corner. He took the ball beyond a handful of Charlton players before striking the ball into the net.City held on to their winning scoreline, with only a Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu header a threat which Wollacott easily held late on.City complete their Group G journey with 13 points from four wins, one draw and one defeat.FULL-TIME THOUGHTSSpeaking after the whistle, U23s coach Williams said: “It was a good win. We were already through the group stage but the boys continued to play in a professional, competitive manner so that was good to see.”There was a lot of quality which they (first-team players) brought to the game. It’s credit to their attitudes that they are willing to come and play with the younger lads, in this type of game and they managed themselves immaculately.”They bring calmness and quality on the ball, leadership and their reading of the game. They help the players to understand different scenarios.”WILLIAMS RELISHING NEXT ROUNDCity take on Swansea in the next round of the PL Cup.Williams added: “I’m very much looking forward to playing Swansea. It’s going to be difficult, it always has been against Swansea, they are a strong outfit so it will be a great game.”All knockout ties, from the last 16 through to the final, will be one-off matches. If the teams are level after 90 minutes, they will be decided by extra-time and then penalties if there is still no winner.
Last Updated: 4th April, 2020 06:34 IST Amir Khan Eyeing Career Swansong Against Pacquiao Or Brook Former world champion Amir Khan said Friday that he is eager to end his boxing career with a lucrative bout against ring great Manny Pacquiao or Kell Brook Last week saw Khan offer his 60,000 square feet (5,600 square-metre) wedding venue in his home town of Bolton to Britain’s National Health Service amid concerns the surge in the number of coronavirus patients was leading to a shortage of hospital beds.Image credits: AP “I want to fight — we just don’t know how long the coronavirus is going to last,” added Khan. COMMENT FOLLOW US First Published: 4th April, 2020 06:34 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US “I have a couple of fights left in me — one or two at least,” said Khan, speaking to promoter Eddie Hearn via Instagram on Friday. “The biggest fights motivate me. When you’ve made so much money and won world titles, what’s going to motivate you? “A Manny Pacquiao fight is huge, wherever it was, then you have Kell Brook, another massive fight in the UK.” Written By LIVE TV Press Trust Of India Khan won an Olympic silver medal at the age of just 17 and as a professional took two light-welterweight titles. But apart from a 2016 bout with Canelo Alvarez, he has been unable to secure a fight against one of boxing’s current global stars such as Floyd Mayweather or Pacquiao. But any thoughts about when he might next fight have been put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a state of lockdown in Britain, with boxing one of several major sports worldwide effectively suspended by the spread of COVID-19. Former world champion Amir Khan said Friday that he is eager to end his boxing career with a lucrative bout against ring great Manny Pacquiao or in an all-British contest with Kell Brook. The 33-year-old Khan, who won his last bout with a fourth-round victory over Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia in July, had reportedly been considering retirement, but he is determined to go out with a flourish against high-class opposition.Khan eyeing career swansong WATCH US LIVE