first_imgIt is interesting to point out that this project is the first in Croatia whose Study of the Impact on World Heritage, Dubravko Bačić from the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb, was confirmed by UNESCO. The plan was made by the architectural studio 3LHD, by the Dubrovnik architect Marko Dabrović. The planned spatial plan included a hotel complex that was to have 600 beds, a garage with 500 parking spaces, a congress and concert hall. But Viktor Vekselberg opted for a five times smaller hotel complex with 210 beds in the hotel and 60 in the villas. A hotel of this status has the potential to make Dubrovnik the host of the highest economic and state gatherings. Youtube: Vilin Studios At this year’s session of the Dubrovnik City Council, the mentioned changes to the planning solutions of the complex should be adopted. Namely, if the City Council adopts new spatial documents in the next year, all the needs of the permit will be issued and the demolition of the existing hotel and the construction of a new one will begin.center_img The dilapidated building of the Dubrovnik Hotel Belvedere should soon, it seems, be demolished. In his place, the Russian rich man Viktor Vekselberg plans to build a much smaller but extremely exclusive hotel. It is a project in which he is ready to invest between 120 and 150 million euros, and the hotel could have as many as 7 stars. Photo: imgur / ionizationlast_img read more

first_img Share Share Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 StumbleUpon CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submit Italian bookmakers and wider industry stakeholders are making adjustments to the daunting reality that Russia 2018 will feature no Azzurri!For the first time since 1958, there will be no Italian representation at a FIFA World Cup tournament. Italy now faces a summer of soul searching for its downtrodden Calcio, as business analysts estimate a + €1billion hit for the Italian national economy.Marco Castaldo – MicrogameItalian betting prospects were discussed at SBC’s Betting on Football 2018 Conference (#bofcon2018), where Marco Castaldo, Chief Executive of Italian betting software supplier Microgame commented on summer adjustments that Italian betting stakeholders may face.“We expect to lose some turnover versus the last World Cup.  How much is difficult to estimate.  Margins will be impacted too, as bets that would have been made in Italy may move to more favoured contenders.  But the industry also loses a classic customer acquisition opportunity:  getting new punters to try betting by leveraging loyalty to their national team.”However, seeking to drive Russia 2018 engagement, with Italian football fans, Castaldo reveals that Microgame will launch its new network daily fantasy sports (DFS) product this June;“To help compensate, we will be launching our Daily Fantasy Sports network to coincide with the World Cup.  The idea is to provide players with a different type of engagement with the tournament since they won’t have their team to support.  We are merging with an existing network and are working to put all the leading operators together to create significant liquidity, which is what has been missing. With sufficient liquidity, Daily Fantasy Sports is an interesting game on its own.  But we also see it as an effective cross-selling tool into Sports Betting.”Although the Italian betting will have no Azzurri support this summer, Castaldo and Microgame remain confident on the sector’s long-term digital prospects and growth.As leader of Microgame, a supplier of tailored betting/igaming software,  Castaldo is buoyed by the positive response to the Italian governments new national tender for online gambling licenses.  Castaldo welcomes further foreign participation within the Italian sector, as new blood will drive competition and innovation between market new incumbents and legacy players.“In general, I expected interest but the number is a bit surprising:  more than 40 new operators, net of the renewals.   Observers believe the market will consolidate but after this licensing round, we could have over 110 operators, more than 4 years ago. ”“Probably, this reflects the underlying and persistent growth trend in the online segment, leading to significant interest from the last international operators who are not present.  After all, Italy is one of the largest regulated markets out there.  I believe we will also see a significant number of new operators from the local land-based gaming industry, who have finally decided that multi-channel is the way to go.  Put simply this may be the real news…”last_img read more

first_imgSheephaven SAC conducted their Annual John Mc Garvey Memorial Fin Swim last Saturday under the leadership of Hugo Mc Fadden.In a change from previous years when the divers swam from Burtonport to Arranmore this year they swam from Gola Island to the mainland at Magheragallon near Bunbeg in near perfect sea and weather conditions.With Gola and Magheragallon bathed in late August sunshine and little or no wind to upset the serenity of the location the swim was idyllic. Additionally the area is loaded with history, particularly as Gola was the home of two of the crew of the Asgard, namely Patrick Mc Ginley and Charles Duggan, when Erskine Childers ran guns for the Irish Volunteers into Howth in July 2014. Sheephaven SAC last visited Gola in 2007 when the divers swam from Mageragallon to the island and were hosted on site by one of the home owners. Now with the establishment of a regular ferry service many more of the houses on the island have been reopened and they looked very pretty in the sun.The club had 21 divers in the water and they completed the 2km passage in just under an hour, enjoying crystal clear waters, which allowed them to see the wonderful Eelgrass and kelp park that populates the seabed at this location.Amongst the divers there were some who choose to swim rather than snorkel the course, Maureen Gallagher, Caroline Mc Gee and Bernie Gallagher, all of who just recently were awarded their club diver accreditation and now have open water swimming added to their list of growing achievements.As in previous years the accompanying boat support was vital in ensuring onsite safety and in addition to the clubs own boats helmed by Brendan Proctor and Joe Neely Atlantic Composites also provided a boat. Atlantic Composites build bespoke RIBs for a range of customers including maritime enforcement agencies and this particular vessel, helmed by Timmy Boyle was powered by two 115 HP Suzuki outboards, which gave it a remarkable turn of speed as she delivered the divers to Gola pier.Also standing watch over the divers was the Bunbeg Coastguard boat Misneach and crew under the helm of Joe Curran and she is spectacularly fast, powered by two 225HP Yamaha outboards, clearly out pacing anything in the bay.The divers were dropped off on Gola pier and under the guidance of local boatman Danny O Donnell a course was set to Mageragallon that took the best effect of the tide flooding towards Bunbeg.After everyone got safely ashore and Hugo had conducted the mandatory debrief at the pier all involved were hosted by Peppers Diner in Bunbeg to a super meal, during which Hugo presented all the divers and supporters with their complementary 2016 Fin Swim hat.However this was not the end of the day’s activities, rather just a bit of a diversion to the final destination, a stay over on Arranmore, this time led by Joe Neely. Trips away are a major feature of Sheephaven SAC and once again a night in Arranmore comes with the highest possible recommendation and remains a firm favourite destination for the divers involved, a fitting end to a wonderful day in the water.Sheephaven hosted annual John McGarvey Memorial Fin Swim last Saturday was last modified: August 30th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Divingjohn mc garvey memorial fin swimsheephaven saclast_img read more