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A meeting was held with American investors who want to invest in the Pašman Riviera

first_imgLast week, Zadar County Prefect Božidar Longin and his associates hosted a delegation of American investors at the County House, led by Jeffory D. Blackard, a representative of the Blackard Global consortium. The aim of the meeting was to present the tourist development project “Pašman Riviera”, estimated at 500 million euros, which is individually the largest greenfield investment in Croatian tourism.”We held a very constructive meeting. These are serious investors who intend to invest in the Pašman Riviera project. It would be the largest tourist investment in Zadar County and certainly the largest American investment in Croatia”, Said the prefect of Zadar County Božidar Longin, adding that the county services and the Municipality of Pašman will be maximally available so that the investment can be realized as soon as possible.”We are extremely pleased with yesterday’s meeting and the support expressed by the Zadar County Prefect Božidar Longin. The preparation of this project was a very long and detailed process, we took special care of the environment and the authenticity of the location, our goal is to satisfy the local community and all future guests. We will create a large number of permanent jobs and we believe that this project will bring great economic prosperity to Pašman and its surroundings.Said Jeffory D. Blackard, CEO of Zero Global Waste and Blackard Global Inc.Pašman Resort – EUR 500 million investmentIn the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”The goal of the Pasman Resort project is to develop a top and attractive tourist destination of the highest category with an innovative marketing concept that should enable sustainable tourism development on the island of Pasman while preserving the natural features of the area and respecting local tradition and cultural heritage.The Project area has untouched nature, does not contain buildings and is located along the 8 km long coast, with a total area of ​​approximately 260 hectares, of which about 100 hectares represent construction area, and about 160 hectares represent the planned potential area of ​​recreation and agriculture. The project would include the construction of hotels, tourist apartments, villas, berths, beaches, etc.… with a capacity of up to 4.000 beds in the final stages of development, including ancillary facilities and the necessary utilities in the project area.An additional goal of the Pašman settlement project is the construction of a bridge that will connect the northeastern part of Pašman with the mainland (in the area of ​​Biograd na Moru), 2,2 km long. The bridge, which has already been determined in the spatial plans of the Republic of Croatia, should provide further positive effects for tourist resorts as well as for the overall development of economic and social categories on the islands of Pašman and Ugljan.The land of 260 hectares is not for sale but would be leased for a period of 99 years, and according to some estimates, the investor will pay the Municipality of Pašman about 4,2 million kuna a year for the land.Find out more about the whole project on the official ones investor websiteslast_img read more


Port of Ghent, Zeeland Seaports to Present Merger Plans

first_imgBelgian Port of Ghent and Dutch Zeeland Seaports are to presented a balanced merger agreement to their shareholders and works councils as the latest step in their merger plans.Next week, the two port authorities will present these proposals to their shareholders. It is expected that they will put them on the agendas of their municipal and provincial executives in October and November.The ports are setting out how the merger, which was unveiled in November 2016, will be given shape on the basis of equality. Over the next three months, shareholders and councils are expected to return their verdict on the merger between the two port authorities.The move comes on the back of the merger talks undertaken on November 7, 2016 at the Flemish-Dutch summit.After several months of financial, legal and other studies, at the end of June the shareholders and works councils of both port authorities were presented with the outline of a possible merger in the form of a merger protocol. In the summer months, the outline accord was worked up into a merger agreement, articles of association and a shareholders’ agreement.The starting point for the merger agreement is to achieve a merger on a fully equal basis (50%-50%) and thus create a single cross-border port area and a single new unified port authority.As regards the hoped-for merger, all signals for Zeeland Seaports and the Port of Ghent are now set to green. Following the approval of the merger agreement by the eight municipal and provincial authorities, the new name of the unified cross-border port area and the merged company will be announced. This is provisionally planned for December 8, the Port of Ghent informed.last_img read more


MDI girls are champions in Great Harbor Shootout

first_img Bio Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest Postscenter_img Mount Desert Island High School sophomores Keely McConomy and Sierra Tapley double-team a Lawrence shooter in the Great Harbor Shoot-Out high school girls’ championship game Sunday at Pemetic Middle School. The MDI team won 68-54 to take first place in their division.MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — With a dramatic comeback on Sunday, the Mount Desert Island high school girls emerged as a champion of last weekend’s largest-ever Great Harbor Shootout.The MDI girls trailed a team from Lawrence, a Class A high school and a favorite for next year’s gold ball, 37-27 at halftime of the final, but rallied in the second half to win 68-54.Officials of the 22nd annual tournament, presented by The First, N.A., called the event an immense success with nearly 90 girls’ and boys’ junior high and high school basketball teams participating.In other championship play on Sunday, Winslow prevailed over Houlton 87-82 to win the high school boys’ title.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the junior high finals, it was the Icebreakers, a combined team from Brewer and Hampden, edging the Glenburn Sparks 35-33 in the girls’ faceoff, and the Glenburn Elite besting the Auburn Lumberjacks 50-37 in the boys’ final.Find in-depth coverage of local news in the Mount Desert Islander. Subscribe digitally or in print. Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Fenceviewer Stafflast_img read more


LAPD to begin protecting bikers’ rights

first_imgFor this first time, the Los Angeles Police Department is pledging to take an active role in protecting bikers’ safety on the streets of Los Angeles.Rolling · Though LAPD is pushing to enhance bikers’ rights, officials say bikers at USC also need to be sure to observe traffic laws. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced last week that LAPD will work to heighten awareness of bikers’ rights and regulate officers’ conduct regarding bicycle accidents. The announcement came as a result of growing discontent among bicyclists who want to be able to share the roadways with motorists in a safe manner.Previously, the officer’s discretion would determine whether an incident between a bike and a car became a collision report or a crime report. LAPD plans to change this policy to include a full, documented report for each collision. The report will be sent to a specific department, which will then determine if the collision was incidental.LAPD officers will also be better trained in bikers’ safety and rights.LAPD Cmdr. David R. Doan said the LAPD hopes to create a website where bikers can identify areas in Los Angeles that are particularly problematic.One area that can be troublesome for both bicyclists and motorists is around USC.Because all motor vehicles abide by the same California vehicle code, bikers at USC have the same rights as bikers everywhere statewide as well as the same responsibilities.Department of Public Safety Capt. David Carlisle said bicycle collisions often occur because students are not observing traffic laws. Carlisle said he has noticed that many students at USC tend to not yield to pedestrians as is the law.According to Carlisle, bikers were previously cited at USC for riding bikes on sidewalks and crosswalks, but it is now permissible to ride bikes on both as long as it is done in a safe manner.Still, the large number of bicyclists in the USC area creates a potential for problems.“With the proliferation of bicycles in a campus that was not designed for bike traffic, it has created a hazardous situation for bikers and pedestrians,” Carlisle said.Although most bike accidents are minor and not reported to DPS, there have been more than 60 bicycle-related incidents reported since January 2008, according to Carlisle.“I’m always afraid I’m going to hit someone … In the areas where it is congested, it’s almost not worth it to have a bike because you have to walk it,” said Roseanna Jamison, a senior majoring in architecture.Last year, DPS created a bicycle task force, which aims to find solutions for the numerous bikes on campus and how to manage traffic flow. The bike task force is preparing to release a report soon, Carlisle said.Though campus is crowded with bicyclists, many students find bikes to be a convenient mode of transportation.“[Biking] is faster and makes it easier to get to class,” said Bryn Kressin, a senior majoring in communication. “I don’t have to wake up as early.”Though Elizabeth Castro, a junior majoring in health promotion and disease prevention, has not been involved in a serious biking accident, she is conscious of how dangerous it can be to bike around USC.“I always bump into pedestrians, and there’s always the awkward ‘which way are you going?’ kind of thing,” Castro said. “You have to bike really slowly. [Biking around USC] is like a game of Frogger.”Doan cautioned bicyclists to be aware of the pedestrians around campus.“Bicyclists share pathways with pedestrians and should remember to maneuver in a manner that is consistent with pedestrians because they rule in these situations,” Doan said.Ryan Nunez, a senior majoring in communication, does not own a bike but must still face bikers who do not follow the rules of the road.“[Campus] is a nightmare. Bikers feel that they get the right of way and most of the time they don’t,” he said.Carlisle cautions pedestrians and drivers on campus to “look left, look right and left again” to prepare for oncoming bicyclists.last_img read more