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Valamar Riviera has concluded a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank

first_imgToday, Valamar Riviera signed a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the amount of EUR 16 million.This is the first EIB transaction in Croatia directly financing a private sector company with the support of an EU budget guarantee through the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), which is a financial component of the Investment Plan for Europe, better known to the general public as the Juncker Plan. “.The loan from the European Investment Bank will co-finance the completion of Valamar Girandello Resort, ie the construction of the first Kinderhotel 5 * in the Valamar Riviera portfolio, whose opening in April this year completes the repositioning of Rabac as a leading holiday destination for higher paying guests. This loan is a supplement to the indirect loan in the amount of EUR 44 million granted to Valamar by HBOR in March 2017.”Today we presented the results of the EIB Group in Croatia in 2017, which reached the highest level since 2013. Payments of 729 million euros, or 28% more than in 2016, represent our contribution to the real economy. We also signed the first direct transaction with a private sector company backed by an EFSI guarantee to support tourism in Croatia. Tourism is one of the most important economic sectors and is responsible for 20% of Croatia’s GDP and 10% of jobs in the country. At the same time, we signed an agreement to further improve the quality of the EIB’s advisory centers and established an advisory body, the so-called European Advisory Hub, which offers Croatia a unique approach to support in project preparation. ”Said Dario Scannapieco, Vice President of the EIBThe first EIB transaction in Croatia directly financing a private sector company with the support of an EU budget guarantee through the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)This EUR 16 million EIB loan is a supplement to the EUR 44 million indirect loan granted to Valamar by HBOR in March 2017. The agreement we signed today with the European Investment Bank is a confirmation of the exceptional trust of large financiers in Valamar Riviera, but also an example of a quality investment project recognized at the highest European level because it contributes to the development of the Croatian economy in a broader sense, said Marko Čižmek. He added that Valamar continuously invests in raising the quality of products and developing the destinations in which it operates, as well as in improving working conditions in tourism.“For Valamar, this cooperation is extremely important in terms of expanding the horizons of financial sources that enable us to implement large investment projects. We hope that we will continue our cooperation with the EIB on future projects within the strategic goals of our company, which include achieving double-digit growth of results and values ​​of the company in a sustainable and socially responsible way.. ” concluded Čižmek.last_img read more

Seacat Services Orders Chartwell 24 Catamaran

first_imgOffshore energy support vessel operator, Seacat Services, has signed a multi-million-pound contract to build a catamaran for deployment in the offshore wind sector.Seacat Weatherly, designed by Southampton-based naval architect Chartwell Marine, will be constructed by Isle of Wight firms Diverse Marine and Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) in Cowes.Scheduled for completion in March 2020, Seacat Weatherly is set to be the first Chartwell 24 catamaran to enter service. The vessel can accommodate 24 industrial personnel, alongside four crew.“Despite ongoing uncertainty in Westminster and Brussels, the offshore wind sector has repeatedly demonstrated its capacity to get on with the job in hand – and, frankly, faced with rising demand for high quality vessel support, this was an order that couldn’t wait,” Ian Baylis, Managing Director, Seacat Services said.“The Chartwell 24 is the vessel the market has been calling for. It not only responds directly to our needs as a vessel operator, but also ticks all the boxes for our offshore wind farm customers. Seacat Weatherly will help us collectively set new benchmarks for safety, availability and performance.”The contract includes an option for a further vessel, which would see Seacat Weatherly joined by a sister vessel in the Seacat Services fleet.Andy Page, Managing Director, Chartwell Marine, said: “The Chartwell 24 is a vessel design that has been developed by the industry for the industry, with involvement throughout the offshore wind supply chain. It’s therefore fitting that the team building Seacat Weatherly brings together some of the most experienced and talented individuals in the UK maritime sector.”last_img read more

A Texas mom gave birth to triplets right after she beat COVID-19

first_imgA 28-year-old Texas woman gave birth to triplets after she beat COVID-19. Maggie Sillero told CNN that she showed no symptoms of COVID-19 on May 8th when she went to The Woman’s Hospital of Texas in Houston. Sillero was admitted for observation because she was considered high-risk and her doctor wanted to monitor her and her babies’ health for the final weeks of the pregnancySillero said she hadn’t left her house since March, so she thought the coronavirus test would just a routine precaution. She was shocked to find out her, and her husband tested positive and were both asymptomatic.Sillero was tested regularly in the hospital and on June 4, when she was in her 32nd week, she got her second negative result. That same day, the three babies — a girl and two boys — were delivered by emergency Caesarean section.“They are doing really good. They’re being healthy. They’re growing as expected,” Sillero said.”Of course, they are premature. So there’s going to be some delays in certain things, but I mean, they’ve been doing really good that weight has been going up.”,Maggie Sillero told CNN that she showed no symptoms of COVID-19 on May 8th when she went to The Woman’s Hospital of Texas in Houston. Sillero was admitted for observation because she was considered high-risk and her doctor wanted to monitor her and her babies’ health for the final weeks of the pregnancySillero said she hadn’t left her house since March, so she thought the coronavirus test would just a routine precaution. She was shocked to find out her, and her husband tested positive and were both asymptomatic.Sillero was tested regularly in the hospital and on June 4, when she was in her 32nd week, she got her second negative result. That same day, the three babies — a girl and two boys — were delivered by emergency Caesarean section.“They are doing really good. They’re being healthy. They’re growing as expected,” Sillero said.”Of course, they are premature. So there’s going to be some delays in certain things, but I mean, they’ve been doing really good that weight has been going up.”last_img read more

Angels bullpen falters again in loss to Oakland A’s

first_img“Obviously, I’ve got to get ahead with better pitches,” Parker said. “Go out there and one pitch, one run, I gotta regain my focus. I can’t have a four-pitch walk right after that.”After a strikeout, pinch-runner Dustin Fowler went to second on a wild pitch. Parker walked Khris Davis, despite getting ahead 0-and-2. He was then pulled.“You gotta stay aggressive,” Parker said. “You gotta make them put the ball in play. You’ve got to throw strikes for that to happen. I think I got a little too fine and outside the zone a little bit.”Manager Mike Scioscia then went to left-hander José Álvarez, who struck out left-handed hitting Matt Olson. Next, Scioscia played the matchups and brought in the right-handed Bedrosian to face the right-handed Mark Canha. He blooped a single into center, tying the game.Bedrosian got out of the ninth and through the 10th, preserving the tie.In the 11th, Scioscia called on Jewell, entering for this second big league appearance. Justin Anderson, one of the Angels top relievers, was not available because of a recent heavy workload, Scioscia said. Anderson had thrown 28 pitches finishing off a four-run victory on Friday.He gave up a leadoff single to Lowrie and then hit Davis. Lowrie took third on a fly ball.Paredes then entered and walked Canha, to load the bases. Jonathan Lucroy got the winning hit with a drive into the Angels’ two-man outfield.With that, the Angels had suffered yet another heart-breaking loss, tagged to the bullpen.Parker said he still has faith the Angels bullpen can be effective: “We’re good. We’ve got a bunch of really good arms, and this experience will be good for them. I know they can get it done. We have confidence. The Angels do too.”Still, performances like this will only increase the call for General Manager Billy Eppler to make trades for bullpen help.Heaney did all he could to spare the Angels’ bullpen. He pitched eight innings, allowing three runs on three hits. Two of them came on one swing, a two-run homer by Canha in the second.After that, he retired 13 of the next 14. He gave up a run in the seventh on a Lowrie double and two fly balls. Heaney bounced back to finish with three straight strikeouts in the eighth, ending his day at 106 pitches.It wasn’t enough.Afterward, Heaney said he couldn’t cast too much blame on the relievers, because their early workload was because of the struggles of the starters.“We made them work early on and they picked us up early single time,” Heaney said. “They may be struggling now, and some guys are having their issues, but that’s part of baseball. Everybody can’t be going right at the same time. Very rarely does that happen.“I’ve had my fair share of bad games. I’m never going to judge another player that I know goes out there, every guy goes out there, to grind their (butt) to do what they can to win games for this team. I’m never doing to doubt that.” PreviousOakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto (1) throws to first base after forcing Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout (27) out at second base during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, right, celebrates with Jose Fernandez after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols hits a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics’ Jed Lowrie (8) scores in front of Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. Also pictured is Athletics third base coach Matt Williams, top. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols (5) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols (5) celebrates with Mike Trout, left, and Andrelton Simmons (2) after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, right, celebrates after scoring against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics first baseman Mark Canha cannot catch an RBI-single hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout is hit by a throw from Oakland Athletics pitcher Daniel Mengden during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler (3) is tagged out by Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson after being caught in a rundown during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics’ Mark Canha (20) celebrates after hitting a two-run home run that also scored Khris Davis (2) against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, left, throws to first base as Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler, right, is caught in a run down during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics’ Mark Canha hits a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics pitcher Daniel Mengden against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto (1) throws to first base after forcing Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout (27) out at second base during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)NextShow Caption1 of 17Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)ExpandOAKLAND — The Angels had done everything to finish off a much-needed victory.And then the bullpen let it get away. Again.Blake Parker and Cam Bedrosian combined to allow two runs to tie the game in the ninth, and Jake Jewell and Eduardo Paredes gave up a run in the 11th inning of the Angels’ 6-5 loss to the Oakland A’s on Sunday.It was the third time in four games the Angels had a lead in the sixth inning or later and couldn’t hold it. The Angels’ 15 blown saves are tied for the most in the majors. The Angels began the season with questions about their bullpen, and those have been magnified because of ineffectiveness and injuries — Keynan Middleton and Blake Wood are out for the year, and Jim Johnson just this week got hurt.Even among the pitchers who have done well, there have been red flags because they’ve pitched so much. Early in the season, the starters were pitching so few innings that the relievers were carrying a heavy load.Lately the most consistent pitcher had been Parker, who had regained the closer job he lost in the season’s opening week. Parker had an 0.96 ERA over 18 games heading into Wednesday, when he entered in the seventh and blew a two-run lead.He had a chance again on Sunday, getting the ball with a 5-3 lead after Andrew Heaney gave up just three hits over eight innings.Parker gave up a homer to Marcus Semien, the first batter he faced. He then walked Chad Pinder.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more