Furthermore, they point out that to date, HRK 14,5 million has been invested in the construction of the beach without VAT, while the total amount of investment in accordance with the Study of economic justification of investment in the beach “Kostabela” – Rijeka HRK 17.625.300,00, and that works in a high degree of completion. At the 206th session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, an amendment to the Decision on the concession of maritime domain for the purpose of construction and economic use of Kostabela beach in Rijeka and the operation of sea water for swimming pools and thermotechnical devices was adopted. RELATED NEWS: Visualization Hilton Costabella Beach Resort Spa / Photo: JTH Costabella THE COSTABELLA RESORT IN THE RIVER BECOMES PART OF THE HILTON HOTEL CHAIN In the end, the explanation of the Government of the Republic of Croatia states that since this is a significant investment in the construction of the hotel complex and in the beach, which will significantly contribute to the tourist offer of the City of Rijeka, it is proposed to extend the deadline. Namely, the company JTH Costabella doo, which is the concession holder, requested an extension of the deadline for the completion of the construction of the beach. In its application, the Company states that on April 25, 2019, it signed a contract on branding the hotel complex and the beach with the Hilton group, which resulted in additional quality conditions and the construction of the entire resort, including the beach complex. The same resulted in changes in the already completed project documentation. The company further pointed out that according to the Construction Contract “Costabella Beach Resort”, the contractor’s obligation was to complete all works on the beach by October 15, 2019, but the contractor was unable to meet the deadline.
ITALIAN Transport Minister Claudio Burlando has signed an agreement with Mayor of Firenze Mario Primicerio paving the way for construction of a tunnel to carry the Roma – Milano high speed line under the city. High-speed project manager Italferr TAV SiS and Italian State Railways are party to the agreement, together with the national, regional and local governments.FS has been negotiating for many years over the need for a through station on the high-speed corridor to eliminate the reversal at Firenze’s Santa Maria Novella terminus. The 1500bn lire package now agreed includes 1084bn for the tunnel works and 330bn for other rail investment around the city – including a new light rail network.A 7 km cross-city tunnel will provide the vital link between the completed Roma – Firenze direttissima and the Firenze – Bologna section now under construction. It will include a low-level through station alongside SMN, which will continue to handle local services. The two stations will be connected to form a single interchange.Another 53bn lire will go on upgrading other stations in the region, with improved interchange between local trains and other urban public transport. Greater segregation of existing rail tracks will account for 128bn lire, and 149bn has been allocated for the construction of two light rail lines. FS has sold a 61% stake in its communications subsidiary Tele Sistemi Ferroviari to Finsiel, part of the STET group, for 125bn lire. o
WE HAVE lost count of the number of times that high speed maglev projects have been given green lights, go-aheads and approvals in Germany. The latest came at the end of April when Transport Minister Matthias Wissmann said the project to build a Transrapid line between Hamburg and Berlin would continue despite a 10% rise in capital cost and lower revenue forecasts. The extra cost is attributed to a 7 km longer route to take the line to Berlin’s future central interchange at Lehrter, while lower takings reflect acknowledgement that fewer passengers will hover between the two cities.Wissmann was announcing the results of a study into the viability of the project, now priced at DM9·8bn. Ever reluctant to abandon something treasured by politicians as evidence of Germany’s technological prowess, Wissmann maintained that Transrapid would still be viable. But he is a cautious man, and as on previous occasions, ensured he had a get-out. Before construction tenders are called next year a ’definitive operating and investment cost assessment’ must be drawn up, and if ’significantly higher costs’ are likely to be incurred, the decision will be revisited.The omens are not good. Just before Wissmann’s announcement the three German civil engineering giants, Philipp Holzmann, Bilfinger & Berger and Hochtief, withdrew. This was to some extent made up by Adtranz joining Thyssen and Siemens as industrial partners, who will together commit DM500m of their own funds, supply the mechanical and electrical equipment and guarantee that it will work. The government will fund construction of the guideway and DB will build and operate it. DB Chairman Heinz Dürr maintained that there was no greater risk for DB than with any other new line: ’the only risk is whether as many passengers as planned will ride it.’If the trials with Japan’s MLX-01 are anything to go by (RG 5.97 p299), the technical and financial risks are considerable. Just what they may be should be revealed by the results of trials in the Emsland with the next German maglev vehicle, Transrapid 08, now under construction in Kassel. This three-section vehicle weighing 188 tonnes is – like its Japanese counterpart – designed to run at 550 km/h, and it will be available for the federal railway office to test at the end of next year. Meanwhile, if the objective is to provide fast, frequent, and comfortable service at reasonable cost in a short timescale, upgrading the Hamburg – Berlin main line for ICE trains to run at, say, 225 km/h is surely the best option. o
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Press Association Norwich produced a comeback victory to beat West Ham 3-1 and ease the pressure on manager Chris Hughton with three second-half strikes turning the tables on the Hammers at Carrow Road. West Ham boss Sam Allardyce had labelled the match a “six-pointer” earlier in the week and it was his side who dominated the first half and duly led at the break courtesy of Ravel Morrison’s third Barclays Premier League goal of the season. The Canaries were jeered off at half-time but emerged a much more cohesive unit as Gary Hooper scored his first league goal for the club from the penalty spot before Robert Snodgrass curled in a match-winning free-kick and Leroy Fer added a late effort to secure victory. With no further chances for either side, West Ham led at the break and the home fans vented their frustration as the teams headed towards the dressing rooms. The toxic atmosphere inside Carrow Road soon changed as referee Jon Moss awarded Norwich a penalty eight minutes into the second half. Jussi Jaaskelainen failed to hold a tame header from Michael Turner and, after clambering around to deal with his spillage, the experienced Finn brought down Hooper, who stepped up to tuck away the resulting spot-kick. The lead was almost very short-lived as the Norwich defence could not deal with a ball into their box, with the returning James Collins thrashing a volley wide for the visitors. Chances were starting to materialise at both ends as Redmond drove inside before arrowing a low shot which Jaaskelainen saved with relative comfort. Fer then bent an effort high over the crossbar after being afforded far too much time and space on the edge of the West Ham box as the Canaries continued to come back into the game. West Ham enjoyed a spell on the ball before Jonny Howson went much closer in the 70th minute with a dipping long-range effort cannoning off the crossbar with Jaaskelainen well beaten. The ball bounced out to Snodgrass, who was brought down by Collins and the Scotland winger curled the free-kick over the wall and into the net to put the home side ahead. The goal seemed to inject new belief into the Norwich players and they continued to create chances as good work from Fer resulted in Hooper letting fly with a well-struck effort that was too close to Jaaskelainen. Fer then sent a glancing header from a deep Snodgrass corner wide of the goal, with Hughton’s side roused by their comeback and looking to kill the game off. Johan Elmander had been recalled to offer more options in attack but, despite a hard-working display, he did not have a first sight of goal until the 82nd minute when he fired wide from inside the box. The best chance to add a third was spurned by Snodgrass, who hacked at a clever knockdown by Elmander when well placed in front of goal. But the Canaries did manage to make it 3-1, with Fer tucking away a coolly taken chance in stoppage time as Norwich sealed their third win of the season and, if Allardyce is to be believed, helped revert the pressure from Hughton onto the West Ham boss. Both sides also saw efforts come back off the woodwork but it was Norwich, who had started the day in the bottom three, who held on to take all three points and climb above the Hammers and up to 15th place. West Ham started to exert their authority on the game with Norwich proving wasteful in possession all too often, looking nervous following a string of bad results which culminated in a 7-0 hammering at Manchester City seven days ago. Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy was forced into the first meaningful save of the game on 12 minutes as he pushed away Kevin Nolan’s effort. The ball was eventually turned behind for a corner with Guy Demel’s header coming back off the crossbar. It was Nolan who had the next good chance as the West Ham skipper opened up his body to take Razvan Rat’s cross first time, but his shot was too close to Ruddy to cause the England goalkeeper problems. Nolan was once again heavily involved as the visitors deservingly broke the deadlock through Morrison. After seeing his initial shot blocked, Nolan collected the ball on the byline and pulled it back perfectly for Morrison to tuck his chance away and give Allardyce’s side the lead after a long spell of dominance from the Hammers. Nathan Redmond was introduced from the bench by Hughton in the immediate aftermath of the goal as Anthony Pilkington appeared to have been struggling with a knock for some time. The young winger, signed from Birmingham in the summer, has become as instant favourite among Norwich fans and he was quick to get involved but could only fire wildly over the bar when picked out on the edge of the box.
Press Association “It is a big difference from the Dutch league: always pressure on the ball and physical resistance is high so it is not so easy. “I have said that but he is full of confidence so he shall say what he is feeling but I know it is not easy. Players like Marcos Rojo, Angel Di Maria and Daley Blind had problems.” Van Gaal could play Depay as a striker or a winger and he is looking forward to working out a way to succeed. “It is a question mark for me because I have to see how we solve this problem but it is also one of the reasons we have bought Memphis,” he said. “He has played in the striker’s position in the Dutch team and that was new for him but he learns very quickly. “He can play in different positions, so that is also a reason why we have bought him. “We have to wait and see what position he can give most benefit to the team.” Depay wants to benefit the team by winning silverware. “I am very excited. It is a dream that came true. I had a good season last season and it starts all again. I have to improve myself in the Premier League,” he said. “It is the biggest club in the world so we have to play for trophies. We have a lot of quality so I have to fight my way but I think the team has the quality to win the title and all the trophies there are to win.” The 21-year-old Holland international is the club’s first signing of the summer – although Torino full-back Matteo Darmian is likely to be next through the door after flying in for a medical – and at £31million did not come cheap. He scored 25 goals for PSV Eindhoven last season, although Van Gaal played him as a winger when he was in charge of the national team and plans to utilise him in a number of possible roles for the Red Devils. However, he has no doubt about the youngster’s quality. “I think he is one of the few highly-talented boys of his age and you can hear he is full of confidence,” said the manager. However, when it was suggested to the player he had already been compared with a former United favourite, Cristiano Ronaldo, the player distanced himself from that. “That is the best player in the world. I don’t want to talk too much. I want to show it on the pitch,” he said. “I am still young. I played two seasons for PSV. I want to let my feet speak. I don’t want to compare myself with somebody like that.” But asked whether he thought he could reproduce his scintillating form in front of goal in England, he added: “I think so. I believe I will work on it and I am excited to do my job for Manchester United and to score goals. I am a striker – I have to score goals and get assists.” Van Gaal sounded a word of caution after watching the likes of British record signing Angel di Maria, an experienced Argentina international and regular for Real Madrid, struggle in his first Premier League season. “He shall notice that it is not so easy in the Premier League,” said the veteran Dutchman. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal rates Memphis Depay as one of the biggest talents of his age but the forward was keen to play down comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Tennis News Novak Djokovic And Roger Federer Cruise Into Fourth Round Of US Open, Kei Nishikori Eliminated
highlights Novak Djokovic will face Stan Wawrinka in the next round.Serena Williams also made progress in the US Open 2019.Kei Nishikori had entered the final of the US Open last year. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic rolled into the US Open fourth round while Serena Williams and Roger Federer cruised into the last 16 and Kei Nishikori was eliminated. Djokovic, champion in four of the past five Slams and 16 overall, was less bothered by left shoulder pain that nagged him in the second round in defeating 111th-ranked American Denis Kudla 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on Friday. “That I managed to play almost pain-free, that’s a big improvement from last match obviously,” Djokovic said. “I didn’t know how my body would react. That was nice.”Djokovic, who needed treatment throughout his second-round triumph, skipped practice Thursday in favour of shoulder treatment. “I’m not going to go into the medical details. But it definitely was bothering me in the past couple weeks.” The 32-year-old Serbian, a three-time US Open winner, booked a Sunday showdown with three-time Slam winner Stan Wawrinka, the Swiss 23rd seed who eliminated Italian lucky loser Paolo Lorenzi 6-4, 7-6 (11/9), 7-6 (7/4). “There’s something with him that when I get into my best game, I know that it’s going to have some big rallies and I’m going to play good tennis,” Wawrinka said. Djokovic, no worse than a US Open semi-finalist since a third-round exit in 2006, leads Wawrinka 19-5 in their all-time rivalry, but they haven’t met since Wawrinka beat Djokovic in the 2016 US Open final. “We’ve had some great battles over the years, but especially here,” Djokovic said. “He’s a three-time Grand Slam champion, someone that possesses a game with a lot of power, a lot of quality. Let the better player win.” Federer routed Britain’s 58th-ranked Dan Evans 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 in only 80 minutes, blasting 48 winners to just seven for Evans. After dropping the first set in his first two matches, the 20-time Grand Slam champion was solid from start to finish. “What matters the most is that I’m in the third round after those two sort of slow starts,” Federer said. “I actually can go through three sets in a row playing really good tennis.” Evans blasted organizers for giving him short rest after a rain-delayed match while his 38-year-old Swiss rival rested after playing Wednesday under the roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium. “I actually thought he played pretty much no-error tennis,” Evans said. Next up for Federer is Belgian 15th seed David Goffin. De Minaur causes upset Williams continued her quest for a 24th career Grand Slam title to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record by crushing 44th-ranked Czech Karolina Muchova 6-3, 6-2 in 74 minutes. “I had a lot of intensity today, which is really good for me,” said Williams, whose next opponent is Croatian 22nd seed Petra Martic. The 37-year-old American, a six-time US Open champion, last won a Slam at the 2017 Australian Open and hasn’t won the US Open since 2014. Japanese seventh seed Nishikori, the 2014 US Open runner-up, lost to Australia’s Alex de Minaur 6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. The 20-year-old Aussie, on his deepest Grand Slam run, took his first victory over a top-10 foe in 12 tries. “This is where I feel like my game’s at. I want to be pushing second weeks of Grand Slams and putting myself out there. So very happy,” De Minaur said. “Hopefully I can just keep it rolling.” De Minaur faces Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov next. Reigning French Open champion Ashleigh Barty, the Aussie second seed, and Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova, chasing her first Slam title, also advanced. Pliskova, the 2016 US Open runner-up, outlasted Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 while Barty dispatched Greek 30th seed Maria Sakkari 7-5, 6-3. “Physically it was quite a tough battle,” Pliskova said. “So pleased to be through.” Pliskova next plays British 16th seed Johanna Konta while Barty, a possible Williams quarter-final foe, meets Chinese 18th seed Wang Qiang. “It’s going to be an incredibly physical match,” Barty said. “I need to make sure I serve well and bring variety in as much as I can.” Barty and Pliskova are battling top-ranked defending champion Naomi Osaka to be world number one at the end of the Flushing Meadows fortnight. One more Barty win would ensure Japan’s Osaka is dethroned but Pliskova could still take the top spot by reaching the final. Also advancing was Ukrainian fifth seed and Wimbledon semi-finalist Elina Svitolina, who next faces US 10th seed Madison Keys, a 6-3, 7-5 winner over compatriot Sofia Kenin.
Kristoffersen had an outside chance of winning the overall title if the final two races had gone ahead.Kilde succeeds Austrian great Marcel Hirscher, who won eight straight overall titles before retiring in the offseason.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports After the NBA suspended its season, the Euroleague is considering doing the same.The league says it is consulting with clubs about a suspension, something which its players are demanding.“Euroleague and the participating clubs cannot ask from players to put their health and that of their families at risk,” the Euroleague Players Association said.The players’ union asked for the season to be suspended “until health, safety and freedom of movement can be guaranteed.”___ March 12, 2020 The Latest: After NBA suspends, Euroleague considering same Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the globe (all times local):___10:05 a.m. Rugani is the first player in the country’s top soccer division to test positive for the virus.___9:55 a.m.The season-ending men’s World Cup ski races were canceled Thursday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, giving Norwegian skier Aleksander Aamodt Kilde his first overall title.Giant slalom and slalom races were scheduled for this weekend in Kranjska Gora, near Slovenia’s border with Italy. The cancellations mean Henrik Kristoffersen, another Norwegian, becomes the season champion in both disciplines by tiny margins.A four-race finals week in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, was canceled last week by the International Ski Federation.“The health and welfare of the athletes and all other participants, as well as the general public are in the forefront and the priority of FIS and all stakeholders,” the governing body said Thursday.Kilde’s runner-up finish in what proved to be the season-ending race — a downhill last Saturday in Kvitfjell, Norway — lifted him to the overall title above French rival Alexis Pinturault.Pinturault also finished runner-up to Kristoffersen in giant slalom. Another Frenchman, Clement Noel, was runner-up to Kristoffersen for the season-long slalom title by only two points, 552-550. 10 a.m.The Juventus player who tested positive for the coronavirus says he’s “OK” and wants “to reassure everyone who is worrying about me.” Juventus announced late Wednesday that defender Daniele Rugani and “those who have had contact with him” are being isolated. It also said Rugani is not showing any symptoms of the disease.Rugani sent a post on Twitter overnight in Italian.“You’ll have read the news and that’s why I want to reassure everyone who is worrying about me. I’m OK. I want to remind everyone to respect the rules, because this virus doesn’t make distinctions! Let’s do it four ourselves, for those dear to us and for those around us,” he wrote.
BRYAN FAUST/Herald photoHeading into the final stretch of the Big Ten season, the University of Wisconsin volleyball team was looking to gain some ground in the conference race this past weekend.Locked into a tie for third place with Purdue, Wisconsin did its part by defeating both Michigan and Michigan State on the road, and then received some help to move up in the Big Ten standings.Purdue lost both of its matches this past weekend, while Minnesota fell to Michigan, catapulting Wisconsin into second place. The only problem: Penn State still holds a strong two-match lead, and time is running out for the Badgers to catch the Nittany Lions.”Somebody’s got to catch Penn State,” UW head coach Pete Waite said at a Monday press conference. “They do go to Ohio State coming up here, so there’s a shot there, but after that it’s going to be tough.”But Penn State isn’t the only team Wisconsin is concerned with right now. At 11-3 in conference play, Minnesota is currently tied with Wisconsin for second place.After sweeping Wisconsin at home, the Golden Gophers hold the tiebreaker over the Badgers if the season would end today. Fortunately for Waite’s squad, it does not, and Minnesota still has to play one more match at the Field House, where UW has been seemingly unbeatable.And though they lost their home opener to then-No. 8 Texas in the AVCA Volleyball Showcase, Wisconsin has not lost a game at home this year.”It’s not just that we’re getting the wins at home, the level we’re playing [at] is something that’s just been unbelievable,” Waite said. “The fans have been great, the numbers have been great, but the team has been so focused at home. It’s enjoyable as [a] coach to see because you can pretty much sit back, because they’ve pretty much been on automatic.”Nevertheless, the Badgers still must be conscious of the teams behind them, such as eighth-place Illinois and fifth-place Northwestern — teams Wisconsin is hosting at home this weekend.”Both of those teams are teams that are on the bubble right now for the NCAA tournament,” Waite said. “They’re right at that spot where I know they are fighting to get a big win to jump them up in the ranking and the RPI, and we know we don’t want to be that team.”While Wisconsin has always played much better at home, part of the reason for the team’s stellar play as of late has been the boost of sweeping then-No. 2 Penn State two weekends ago.”Once our players finished that weekend, they’ve been practicing at a higher level,” Waite said. “Their confidence and just their focus is even better than what it was before … they’re just catching fire and playing at a really high level that they haven’t played at in years.”Another reason has been simply getting healthy.Senior floor captain and outside hitter Maria Carlini appears to be fully healthy now, following a foot injury that hampered her for the beginning of the Big Ten season while sophomore outside hitter Audra Jeffers’ back continues to get stronger from the aches and pains of wearing a back brace to heal stress and hairline fractures. Also, senior middle blocker Amy Bladow has been dealing with a couple minor bumps and bruises.”With the three starters that have been out, they really weren’t practicing about half of each week,” Waite said. “It was hard to have any chemistry … [Getting healthy] was a big part of it.”Long-awaited WaiteWaite, already UW’s most winning coach with 195 wins and a .764 winning percentage, needs five more victories to reach the 200-win plateau as a Badger. He currently has 461 wins in his career, which includes 11 seasons at Northern Illinois, and he ranks 13th among active Division I head coaches in winning percentage.