With an investment of two million euros, Hrvatsko Zagorje is opening up to business tourism

first_imgOne of the first small family hotels in Hrvatsko Zagorje, which has been named the best small continental hotel in Croatia for three years in a row, has made a unique step forward in the offer of continental tourism.The investment worth two million euros opens Villa Magdalena to the business tourism sector as well. Villa Magdalena is unique in that each accommodation unit is equipped with a jacuzzi with thermal water in the living room. Two conference halls are also a novelty, which has positioned this hotel as a desirable choice for various business arrangements. “We are aware that investments are the key to survival in an increasingly demanding market and a response to the needs of guests, which is where the idea of ​​expanding the hotel’s capacity came from. Zagorje has a huge tourist potential and I am sure that our example will encourage other investors to pay more attention and look for investment opportunities in our area.”, Said the owner of the Villa Magdalena hotel, Ivan Petrović, and added that the investment was financed with its own funds.Hotel Villa Magdalena is the first four-star hotel in Hrvatsko Zagorje and Krapinske Toplice opened in 2009. Last year, the hotel achieved an occupancy rate of 81 percent throughout the year and a total of 5.741 overnight stays in only nine accommodation units. For three years in a row (2012, 2013 and 2014) it was named the best small continental hotel in Croatia according to the choice of Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia. “Investments are key to further strengthening the competitiveness of tourism in the Republic of Croatia, with investments in the hotel industry being of particular importance because this is a segment that characterizes year-round operations. According to the Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia until 2020, the plan is to increase the share of hotels in the total accommodation structure, but also to strengthen the additional tourist offer throughout the year throughout the country, especially on the continent with great tourist potential. Therefore, hotels that offer additional facilities to tourists in addition to their classic offer, for example in the health tourism segment, are a strong element for the development of the quality of the overall tourist offer of Croatia, but also the destination in which they operate. Also, with its renovation, the hotel Villa Magdalena has the opportunity to position itself as a place for business meetings and conferences, which will contribute to the year-round offer of Zagorje and the continental part of Croatia in general.Said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces 205 New Jobs for Veteran and Military Families Through Business Expansion in Erie County

first_img December 14, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter “It’s always great to see employers who recognize our nation’s veterans and their families for their service to our nation by giving them opportunities as they transition from their military career to the civilian world,” said Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “We have many disciplined and highly skilled individuals who can greatly contribute to a company’s mission when given the chance.”Disabled Veteran Solutions is a nationally recognized provider of business process outsourcing and customer relationship management services, specializing in full service multi-channel contact center solutions including Live Agent, Interactive Voice Response, and Professional Employment Services, as well as consulting. The company offers services to all organizations, but especially to those interested in achieving supplier diversity credits for state and federal contracting opportunities and those wishing to support veterans.The DVS project is one of several that will be highlighted at an event tomorrow that will focus on the impactful investments of the Wolf Administration in the city of Erie. Tomorrow, DCED Secretary Dennis Davin and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards will be joined by local business and government leaders to announce additional new investments in the city. The press event will take place at 11:00 AM at the Erie Insurance Auditorium at 100 Erie Insurance Place.Since Governor Wolf took office in 2015, the administration has invested $44.1 million in the city of Erie.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Governor Wolf Announces 205 New Jobs for Veteran and Military Families Through Business Expansion in Erie County Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Veterans Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Disabled Veteran Solutions (DVS), a veteran-owned provider of call center services that focuses on hiring veterans and military families, will expand operations at a new site in the city of Erie, a move that will create 205 new Pennsylvania jobs.“In Pennsylvania, every company expansion is important – but even more so when the company is dedicated to helping our veterans and their families get reliable jobs,” Governor Wolf said. “This expansion is great news for the Erie-area veteran community, and I applaud Disabled Veteran Solutions for choosing to grow right here in Pennsylvania.”DVS plans to move operations from nearby Millcreek Township into a 6,000-square-foot facility in the city of Erie. The project includes investment in technological infrastructure, furniture, and employee development. DVS plans to invest approximately $835,000 into the project, which will create 205 new jobs and retain 25 more over the next three years, primarily for veterans and military families.“While employment is open to all, we strive to hire as many veterans and military family members as possible – not only to thank them for their service and to ease transition to the civilian community, but also because of the attitude and drive of these individuals,” said Joseph DiFuccia, president and CEO of DVS. “Working with the Governor’s Action Team has allowed this dream to become a reality.” DiFuccia also noted that according to Department of Defense statistics since 2003, approximately 250,000 military men and women leave the service annually and more than five million veterans have been honorably discharged.DVS received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for $205,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs and $81,000 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.last_img read more

Thursday race card in Clonmel is postponed

first_imgTomorrows race meeting in Clonmel has been postponed due to the weather.It will be rescheduled for next week.last_img

Former Antiguan Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer Turns Down Knighthood

first_imgCMC Spencer, the third prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda and the first political leader of the main opposition United People’s Progressive (UPP), said that he was in the process of communicating his position officially to the government. But Spencer, 71, who buried his mother on Thursday, told the Observer Media group that he would not be accepting the award. A statement issued after the weekly Cabinet meeting said that Prime Minister Gaston Browne, has commenced discussions within the Cabinet to award the “erstwhile representative from the St. John’s Rural West Constituency, Mr. Baldwin Spencer, a knighthood during the Independence Celebrations on November 1, 2020”. Spencer, who was first elected to parliament in 1989 and was re-elected during five consecutive elections thereafter or up until 2018, when he retired from elective politics, served as Prime Minister from 2004 to 2014. Former prime minister Baldwin Spencer has reportedly turned down an offer of a knighthood that would have been awarded on November 1 during this year’s independence celebrations. Information Minister Melford Nicholas told reporters that the discussions, which are taking place through the Office of the Attorney General, have already started and “once we have concluded those, the official nomination will be consideration, and hopefully it could be as soon as this year’s independence celebrations”.last_img read more

McDan launches Ga-Adangbe Unity Cup

first_imgActive and retired Ghanaian footballers of Ga-Dangme origin are set to thrill fans for the next four weeks in the Maiden McDan Ga-Adangbe Unity Football tournament which kicks off on October 23. The Tournament, which is a brainchild of logistics giants McDan Shipping, will bring together active and retired footballers who hail from the Ga and Dangme tribes in Southern Ghana.Eight teams will battle for supremacy in the month long competition and are drawn from La, Ga Mashie, Osu, Teshie, Nungua, Tema, Prampram and Ada. The ultimate aim of each team’s  for the giant trophy,  a cash prize of $2,000 at stake in the final on December 3 at the La Town Park.The colourful was held at the forecourt of the La Traditional Council. Nii Obodai Adai IV, Mankralo of La said praised the McDan Group for the initiative aimed at fostering unity among the youth in the community and surrounding areas.Nii Oten Granaky I, Abafum Akutsonste said  “Sports has many benefits and I am happy that a son of La, from the Ga Adangbe tradition is the main sponsor of the competition which will produce many players for the top clubs in the region and the national teams.“Gas are very talented and skilful in sports, so such an initiative will yield many positive results, I salute McDan for this initiative, his passion for the youth is unquestionable.” Head of Marketing, Mc Dan Group, Obodai Sai,  who represented Dr. Dan Mc Korley, the Group chairman said this year’s is going to be an improvement in terms of organization. He urged the teams to raise their game to meet the high standards set.   He expressed that McDan believes in quality and hoped that the best football would be displayed.Runners-up will take home a handsome package of $1,000 and the top scorer receiving $150. Other prizes include $200 for the most exciting player and $150 for the best defender or goalkeeper.  The best behaved supporters will get $200 and all the participating teams will receive¢ 500 as match appearance fees. All the teams were presented with quality branded jerseys and mitre footballs. Emmanuel Armah (Senegal), a former Black Stars player lauded the initiative and urged footballers from the Ga Adangbe tradition to work hard to earn places in the national teams.Among the many great players of Ga-Dangme origin who have served the national teams are, ex-Ghana Captain Stephen Appiah, the first to qualify Ghana for the FIFA World Cup, Goalkeeper Richard Kingson, Laryea Kingson, Sam Johnson, Christian Atsu, Thomas Tei Partey and the late Cecil Jones Attuquayefio. -endlast_img read more