Sanja Buterin appointed President of the Management Board of Kompas dd

first_imgAt the end of April, the process of taking over 86% of the total share in the joint stock company Kompas dd from Zagreb was completed, which made the company Inspire Investments doo the majority owner of this travel agency Kompas dd on behalf of the Inspire Fusion Fund.By taking over one of the leading domestic tourist agencies, Kompas dd, Inspire Investnents continues the announced investments in the tourism sector. With the earlier takeover of FLEET rent a car, and future investments in the most potent economic sector, the construction of a new, strong grouping entity will begin, which will further improve the development of tourism in the coming years and certainly positively affect the overall result of domestic tourism.The new owners, in line with the new and different business policy, today appointed a new President of the Management Board, Sanja Buterin, who will take up her new position as CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network, which is known as one of the world’s largest marketing communication agencies. On the occasion of her appointment to a new position, Buterin points out that for her it represents a desired business step into tourism and destination management. “My personal and company goal is to position Kompas as one of the leading tourism companies in the region. The task of the entire team that I will manage is to successfully achieve business goals that will bring significant benefits to the entire tourism sector while creating new technological and tourism trends in everyday business.“Points out Sanja Buterin, the new President of the Management Board of Kompas dd.Buterin has a rich business career behind him in the management positions of some of the renowned domestic and foreign companies operating in the domestic market and in the market of the CEE region. In recent years, before coming to Kompas, in addition to the aforementioned Dentsu Aegis, she held some of the leading positions in Atlas, Mercedes-Benz Croatia, Nokia, Valvoline, Croatia osiguranje, PZ Autu…By the way, the travel agency Kompas Zagreb celebrated 25 years of pols this year. It currently operates through eight branches, and has been recording stable revenues for the past four years, and last year ended with a revenue increase of over 20 percent. Related news: INSPIRE FUSION INVESTMENT FUND TAKES OVER KOMPAS TRAVEL AGENCYlast_img read more

Duo inks LNG trucking deal for Panama and Costa Rica

first_imgThe tank reached commercial operations in 2019 allowing Panama to become a regional LNG distribution hub. AES Colon (Image: AES Panama) AES Colon has invested a total of $1.15 billion in the LNG facility located near the Atlantic entrance of the Panama Canal. Colon LNG Marketing is a unit of US energy company AES while Tropigas Natural is a distribution business owned by the Dominican-based gas and power company Tropigas. Image: AES Panama Colon LNG Marketing and Tropigas Natural signed a deal to distribute liquefied natural gas via trucks in Panama and Costa Rica.center_img Under the deal, the two companies will supply chilled fuel from the AES-operated LNG import terminal in Colon, Panama to regional customers in the transport, trade, and energy sectors. Panama’s first LNG import terminal consists of a 180,000-cbm tank and a 381 MW combined cycle power plant. According to the duo, this is the first such distribution deal in the region which will cater to the growing need of the regional market to produce goods and services by using more environmentally-friendly fuels. AES, via AES Colon, has a 50.1 percent stake in the Costa Norte LNG import terminal in Colon while the other 49.9 percent share belongs to Inversiones Bahia.last_img read more

Solochek: It’s not just ‘Our Year’ in Chicago

first_imgSitting in a restaurant after Saturday night’s Cubs vs. Brewers game, a friend was berating Chicago fans, mostly referring to their constant griping about how they always lose and how they perennially exclaim this year is going to be “our year.”While it is common knowledge the North-siders have been held without a championship for over two generations, the term “our year” is not unique to Cubs fans. Sure, they may have coined the phrase and, maybe, it gets more attention from Chicago fans, but the fact of the matter is the belief this year is going to be “our year” is a universal thought, no matter if you’re from Los Angeles, New York City or even Kansas City.“Our Year” represents the undying hope sports fans have in their teams. The belief this will finally be the year they end their slump, make the playoffs or finally make the jump from perennial postseason contenders to champions. There is no fan out there that believes this year will not be his team’s year. No one goes into the season thinking, “Well, maybe we will go out and get ’em next year.”Without the feeling of this being “Our Year,” what would sports mean to us? To many, sports represents sports, especially in troubled times. The feeling of “Our Year” was especially prevalent in Detroit this year as Michigan State, whose home, East Lansing, is just over 70 miles from the Motor City, brought the hope this was going to be their year by making a surprising run at the NCAA Championship. However, while they did fall short, the Spartans brought one glimmer of light on a rather dark time in our nation.Where would we be without the feeling that this is “Our Year”? Who would we root for? Why would we even care? The feeling, the dream that this is going to be our year, even for the most abysmal clubs, still packs the stadiums. It gives even the most diehard fans a reason to get up every Sunday morning or skip work to catch an afternoon game, thinking they will be seeing history in the making. Without the feeling of this being the year a club finally breaks out of a slump, some of the most storied franchises would fold because all hope would be lost.While most of the hope is focused on fans for their undying belief this will finally be the year a team would break through, the athletes themselves must also have the belief that their team can make their push into history. There is a reason players make requests to be traded to teams like the Red Sox, the Lakers or the Packers. They believe they can play a part in helping the team win.If the athletes didn’t believe this was their year, where would we be? The sports world would be stuck with a few cohesive teams who believed in themselves while many clubs dwindled, hoping they finally get their time in the spotlight. If the players did believe in their team, they wouldn’t be making as much as they do.Even while the belief it is going to be a team’s year may be strong, the success may come out of nowhere. There is no better example than last year’s Tampa Bay Rays squad that not only won what is arguably the toughest division in baseball, but also won 31 more games than they did the season before to make it to the World Series. Sure, the Cinderella run may have seen the bell toll a little earlier than many would have liked, but the fact they made it that far baffled even the most ardent baseball fans.As the Cubs go on year 101 of their championship drought, the feeling that this is going to be “our year” is still going strong on the corner of Addison and Sheffield. But, while television cameras may be focused on the signs inside the Friendly Confines, everyone knows the feeling is universal that this is going to be “Our Year.”Ben Solochek is a senior majoring in journalism and history. Think this is your team’s year? Let Ben know at bsolochek@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

No. 2 men’s water polo beats No. 1 UCLA

first_imgSaturday will be remembered as the day the Trojans traveled up to Seattle and handed the No. 4 Huskies their first loss of the season. However, four hours earlier and 1,137 miles south, USC pulled off another major upset — in the pool — as the No. 2 men’s water polo ended No. 1 UCLA’s 57-game win streak in an 8-7 thriller at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.Sarah Kim | Daily TrojanIn the clutch · The Trojans triumphed over the top-ranked Bruins on Saturday thanks to junior driver Blake Edward’s late go-ahead score.Junior driver Blake Edwards scored the game-winning goal with 38 seconds to play to hand UCLA a surprising defeat and claim the top spot in the MPSF tournament for the Trojans.Saturday’s seesaw affair saw four ties and four lead changes in the second half after USC led 4-3 at halftime. For most of the third quarter, both offensive efforts were thwarted until UCLA tied the game at 4-4. Junior driver Lazar Pasuljevic fired back with a long shot of his own that exploded past UCLA goalkeeper Garrett Danner. Then, the Bruins quickly seized the momentum, scoring two quick goals and entering the pivotal fourth frame riding a 6-5 lead. In need of a spark for his team, head coach Jovan Vavic provided that with an impassioned speech before play resumed in the final quarter.“He just fired us up,” junior goalie McQuin Baron said. “He said this is our home pool, our crosstown rival.”Vavic’s words must have motivated the Men of Troy, because soon after the break, senior diver Nick Bell tied the game up at 6-6 with the assist coming from a nifty no-look pass by Edwards.“I just thought it was something I had to do,” said Bell. “The ball came to me at the right moment, and I knew I had to finish that opportunity and I stuck it.”An intense five minutes of gridlock followed, with keepers Danner and Baron trading save after save. One Bruin shot looked like a sure goal with three minutes left, but Baron shifted to his side at the last second, deflecting on what was his most impressive stop.Finally, Grant Stein put USC ahead 7-6 with just under three minutes to go, but the Bruins’ Chancellor Ramirez managed to find the back of the net with a little over a minute left. With the game even at 7-7 with a minute left, Edwards provided the winner. At the top of the formation, Edwards launched a screamer that landed into the corner of the net. Uytengsu became unglued as Baron made the game’s final save with 15 seconds left.“We finally beat them,” Baron said, reflecting on his immediate thoughts after the win.“It’s gotta be the best feeling ever,” Bell said. “I told the boys, ‘I want this bad.’ Last time UCLA played us, we ended up losing to them by four goals, so beating them today like this was an amazing feeling.”last_img read more

Syracuse starting goalie situation still undecided

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 6, 2019 at 9:47 pm Contact Gaurav: gshetty@syr.edu After losing nine straight games — its worst start in program history — Syracuse turned to goalie Ady Cohen. Cohen, the projected starter in the preseason, had split time evenly with Allison Small. Against Union, SU rode Cohen’s 20-save shutout to its first win of the season.“It’s definitely a good feeling to get the monkey off the back,” said Cohen on Oct. 31.Four days later, Cohen recorded another shutout to give Syracuse its second win of the season against RIT. Still, SU head coach Paul Flanagan hasn’t committed to her as the starter.In both of the Orange’s (2-10, 1-1 College Hockey America) wins, they needed shutout performances from Cohen. Small, who has started seven games in the net, leads the team in saves (193) but doesn’t have a win. Both Small and Cohen’s save percentages hover around .875 this season and Flanagan has yet to choose a primary netminder.“What it does do is continue that healthy competition between the two and that’s what you want,” Flanagan said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSmall transferred to Syracuse halfway through last year’s season from Quinnipiac, where she played 12 games in two seasons. At SU in 2018-19, she played only 80 minutes over two games. But this year, she’s started more games than Cohen, and has recorded over 100 more saves. Five of her starts came against ranked opponents.Though Allison has recorded over 30 saves three times — including a season-high 36 saves against No. 4 Northeastern — she’s still searching for a win. In back-to-back games against No. 6 Princeton, Small had 59 total saves, but allowed five goals.Cohen came into the season after starting 13 games last year, when she led the team to the program’s first CHA championship win and was named to the all-tournament team. Cohen has a 2.64 goals against average, slightly better than the 2.75 mark she finished with last season.Karleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design EditorFlanagan said he’s happy with the two goalies’ improved play. Small and Cohen have conceded 47 goals between them, but 16 have been on the penalty kill, a weakness of the team.“We’re starting to get where, in a good way, it’s hard to decide who’s going to play,” said Flanagan. “This is what you want when I say healthy competition. We’re evolving to that, it’s good for us, it’s good for the club.”As a duo, the two goalies have a combined 3.67 goals against average against nonconference teams. Last year, Syracuse’s goalies had a 3.28 goals against average for the season, compared to 2.66 during conference play.The winner of the CHA gets an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, so the Orange know how important its conference record is, players and coaches said. Despite its worst start in program history, Syracuse has started conference play 1-1 entering a week off.Typically, Flanagan has a primary starting goalie by now, relying on Maddi Welch, Abbey Miller and Jenn Gilligan throughout the last couple of seasons. In 2019, with the way Cohen and Small have played, the decision on who will win the starting goalie job is still unclear.Said Flanagan: “I’m feeling more and more confident with either one of them.” Commentslast_img read more