Bizovac Spa breaks all records: 128% more bathers, 146% revenue growth

first_img“This 2019, by all indications, should be the best season so far. I am glad that the visitors recognized the quality and our enormous effort, because from year to year we try to raise the standards. Since we took over Bizovačke toplice, in 2014 we have been doing everything to restore them to their former glory, but what is happening has exceeded even our most optimistic expectations. We listen to the needs and habits of our guests, now, in one day, their number can exceed 3000. Now, after five years, I can proudly say that this team has put Bizovačke toplice back on its feet, and I believe that there is no similar example in Croatia . With this latest expansion of the sun deck by an additional 800 square meters, we got a real beach in the middle of Slavonia – almost as if you were at sea. ” Milan Dumenčić, director of Hotel Termia, points out All this is accompanied by an increase in income from food and beverages, which has increased by 153%, and total revenues at swimming pools (tickets, food, and beverages) increased by 146% compared to June 2018. At the same time, for a quarter increased the number of organized group visits to the beach in the first 6 months of 2019, compared to the first 6 months of 2018.  Namely, there was an increase in the number of bathers from 128% (June 2018 – 14.542 / June 2019 – 33.172) “Every day there is an increasing number of Hungarian guests, we have entered this market which, according to the number of spas, geothermal springs, diversity of offer and tradition, is among the leaders in Europe and they know very well what they are looking for. The fact that they recognized us and means a lot to us. Also, the number of visitors from BiH has increased tremendously. ” pointed out Jelena Brandeker, head of sales and marketing. In the first six months of 2019 compared to the same period last year it was even 51% more bathers. In numbers, it looks like this – in 2018, as of June 30, there were some 45 037, and this year as many as 66.907.  RELATED NEWS: In the fifth season on the Slavonian waves, visitors with 11 pools (recreational, children’s, non-swimming, semi-Olympic, 3 massage, 2 thermal, outdoor family and wave pool), sauna, 5 restaurants, multipurpose playground, free parking and wi fi – welcomed and great news. So far, more than 40 million kuna has been invested in Bizovačke toplice Bizovačke toplice was bought from the company Sunčane toplice doo, owned by the well-known entrepreneur Jake Andabaka, in 2014 after the seventh auction, for 14 million kuna after they were completely devastated and in bankruptcy. The total investment in Bizovačke toplice will amount to around HRK 160 million.  Renovation of the Hotel Termia as the last phase of the renovation of Bizovac Spacenter_img But this season has set another precedent; since 2008, ie the last 11 years have not seen such a large number of visitors and such revenue growth for the reference period from June 01 to July 01. So far, more than 40 million kuna has been invested in the renovation and new facilities of Aquapolis, and guests are welcomed with new investments every season. This year, we started marketing activities towards emitting markets very early and this gave results. And they also record an interesting trend: Bizovac plain, as Bizovac spas are called for miles new investments, expansion of services and raising quality they turned into the largest Slavonian beach with the largest wave pool in Croatia. And that the investment paid off was shown already this year, when already now, after six months, all records from last year have been broken. Since the entire complex has been renovated, from the spa and bathing area, the last phase of the renovation of the entire complex – the Hotel Termia – has begun. Photo: Bizovac Spa A month ago, the forecasts for the season were optimistic, but the result exceeded all expectations, said Marcel Medak, director of the company Bizovačke toplice, and added: “We have expanded. As of this year, the sunbathing area is 800 m2 bigger, now we have as many as 1600 deck chairs, 500 more than last year – so we can truly say that we have the best, most beautiful and largest beach in Slavonia. In addition to the increased area of ​​the sun deck, visitors also have new changing cabins, and we have also increased the number of seats in catering facilities, and thus the quality of service.”  A BEAUTIFUL STORY ABOUT THE NEW LIFE CYCLE OF BIZOVAČKI SPA. SLAVONSKA BEACH WITH THE LARGEST WAVE POOL IN CROATIA OPENSlast_img read more

Arsene Wenger reveals why Jadon Sancho ‘disappeared’ in Tottenham defeat

first_imgAdvertisement Sean KearnsWednesday 13 Feb 2019 10:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link636Shares Advertisement Arsene Wenger reveals why Jadon Sancho ‘disappeared’ in Tottenham defeat Jadon Sancho blew hot and cold against Spurs (Picture: EPA)Arsene Wenger claims Dortmund star Jadon Sancho ‘disappeared’ in his side’s 3-0 defeat to Tottenham because he could not handle the physicality of Mauricio Pochettino’s side.Dortmund were on top during the opening 45 minutes but conceded just two minutes after the restart when Heung-Min Son volleyed in and Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente added two late goals.Sancho was Dortmund’s standout performer during the first half but Spurs nullified his threat after the restart as they took control of the tie.And Wenger believes the teenager struggled to deal with the physical nature of the challenges Spurs were putting in on him.ADVERTISEMENT Fernando Llorente sealed a famous win for Spurs (Picture: Getty)‘He disappeared,’ Wenger told beIN Sports.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘When the game became more physical and he was beaten in many challenges.‘Maybe he is still not used to the physical intensity during 90 minutes.‘I think he was impressive in the first half but he lost that penetration instinct he has naturally.‘It didn’t come out with that at all in the second half.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWenger revealed before the match that he tried to sign Sancho when he was at Manchester City.‘It’s an incredible story because the pressure on these young boys from a young age is very big, Wenger told beIN Sports.‘The second thing is the pressure form all the clubs.I say that freely because I wanted to take him from City when he didn’t get the games.‘I tried to lure him – because he’s from London – I tried to get him to Arsenal. ‘I must say they get a lot of money before they have played games, that doesn’t improve their hunger. For these boys it’a test because they are rich before they play.’MORE: Tottenham 3-0 Dortmund: Jan Vertonghen puts Spurs within touching distance of Champions League quarter-finals Commentlast_img read more

This coast region is the top in the state for future price growth

first_imgAn apartment at2/63 Elanda Sunshine Beach listed for $1,980,000. Transaction numbers have lifted in the suburb in the past quarter. Picture: Sunshine Coast is the top region in Queensland for property sales with predictions this will lead to price growth.The latest Hotspotting Price Predictor report revealed the Sunshine Coast had more suburbs than any other region in the state where sales numbers were rising steadily.Hotspotting founder, Terry Ryder said when sales numbers started to climb price growth generally followed.“It (the Sunshine Coast region) is the number one market in Queensland, by a considerable margin.“It has opened up a big gap on all other markets in regional Queensland, including theGold Coast, and also outranks the leading markets in the Brisbane metropolitan area.’’Mr Ryder said the Sunshine Coast and Noosa now had 18 growth markets, compared to six on the Gold Coast.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The Townsville market, where this home at 53 Yarrawonga Drive, Castle Hill is listed for $2,900,000 has experienced improved sales levels. Picture: strong performers were Cairns and the Fraser Coast which were picking up pace with a similar number of growth markets than the much larger Gold Coast.Mr Ryder said the Sunshine Coast region had been boosted of late by a recovery in the Noosa market, which had been weak performers in the past decade.But he said they had recently recovered and entered new growth phases.Noosa Heads, Noosaville, Sunrise Beach and Sunshine Beach all had rising sales activity.The Sunshine Coast local government area had 14 suburbs with strongly growing sales activity — up from 12 in the previous quarter and 17 suburbs with steady market performance.Not far from the Sunshine Coast, Gympie, was also starting to perform well. Townsville, where the property market has been slow in recent years, now had seven suburbswith growing activity — up from three in the previous quarter and Mr Ryder tipped further suburbs to improve.last_img read more

Consider adoption instead of abortion

first_imgRotoruaDailyPost 12 November 2012I do think there should be easier and free access to contraception to reduce the number of abortions, but I also think people who don’t want to have children need to have a bit of a spine and pay for contraception or perhaps use the word no. As someone who has struggled to have a child it was with tremendous sadness that I read there had been 821 abortions in Rotorua and the wider Bay of Plenty last year and more than half of those who had abortions were under 24. In this day and age surely we all know that there is contraception available and yet some can’t be bothered getting it and instead choose to abort. I have struggled to have a child and after four attempts at IVF it looks like it may not happen for us, but I’ve reached a stage where that’s okay. We do still hold some hope. I will admit I’m pro-life and believe that human life starts at conception so it makes me sad when I see so many children being aborted. While some may believe they are not formed human beings, try saying that to a woman who has injected herself with hormones, gone through blood tests galore, had to give up caffeine, chocolate, various others foods, hot showers and lose weight and spend several weeks feeling like crap waiting to see if she is pregnant. read more

Follow Indiana State Police Sellersburg on social media

first_imgSouthern Indiana — Officials urge social media consumers to follow the Indiana State Police Sellersburg Post on your favorite platform. Keep up to date with ISP news releases as well as posts and tweets about current road conditions, closings and other traffic and safety related topics.Facebook users can find us at:  Carey Huls – Indiana State Police SellersburgIf you would like to check us out on Twitter use @ISPSellersburglast_img

YMCA to host a senior health fair

first_imgBatesville, IN — The Southeastern Indiana YMCA will be hosting a Senior Health & Financial Fair on Thursday, October 8 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. They invite all area senior adults to join the event to get sound healthcare and financial advice and to find out what else the Y has to offer.Light snacks will be provided by St. Andrews Health Campus. Enjoy a Senior Adult Group Exercise Class while you’re there. Vendors available include HealthMarkets, Lisa L.Q. Dorrel, J.D. Lawyer, LLC, Sentinel Wealth Strategies, SHIP, and Southeastern Indiana Insurance. The class schedule for the day is SilverSneakers® Circuit at 10:00 am, Senior Splash at 11:00 am, Body Pump at 11:30 am, Parkinson’s Boot Camp at 1:00 pm and classes are all free. The Southeastern Indiana YMCA is located at 30 State Road 129 S, Batesville.  For more information call them at 812-934-6006, or visit read more

Nigeria’s Under 15 coach dies, buried

first_imgNational Under 15 Boys (Future Eagles) handler, Danladi Nasidi, is dead and have been buried according to Islamic rites.The coach died in the early hours of Wednesday. The Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Alhaji Yusuf ‘Fresh’ Ahmed, paid glowing tributes to the one-time assistant coach of the Super Falcons, saying: “Nasidi gave his all for the nation and served passionately, diligently and creditably in every role he found himself.“It is a very sad day for Nigeria football, because Nasidi has been playing a huge role in grassroots development programmes for our football.“He was very passionate about youth football and has moulded our U15 boys into a solid and formidable unit over the years.“We will surely miss him.“He was someone who evinced passion for youth and development every time and everywhere you met him. “I am crestfallen.“When I started my journey into football administration, Nasidi was one of the coaches who spurred me into investing in grassroots development.“His passion was infective.”Nasidi, who was born on January 1, 1952, hailed from Niger State, and was among the elite corp of coaches in the country who had the CAF ‘A’ Licence.In 1994, he rescued Lagos darling team, Stationery Stores, from certain relegation, and was Head Coach of the National Team of Gabon in 1986. He coached Minna darling club, Niger Tornadoes, for several years.He led the U15 boys to silver medal finish at the African Games in Algiers two years ago.He was First Assistant to Head Coach Ismailia Mabo as the Super Falcons reached the quarter finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in USA in 1999.“I never regretted our relationship and my foray into grassroots development. Late Danladi Nasidi was a good man inwardly and outwardly and while we loved him, God loved him more. On behalf of the Nigeria Football Federation and the Nigeria football family, I pray to God to grant late Nasidi eternal rest and also grant all those he has left behind the fortitude to bear the big loss,” said Fresh, who is also the Chairman of the Niger State Football Association.RelatedPosts Ministry reads riot act to NFA, Clubs over resumption of league Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 Tags: Danladi NasidiNFFYusuf Ahmedlast_img read more

Governor Bagudu lays foundation of $1.19m first FIFA stadium in Nigeria

first_imgGovernor Abubakar Atiku-Bagudu of Kebbi on Monday, laid the foundation of Nigeria’s first FIFA mini stadium in Birnin Kebbi.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the facility will initially have 267 seats and can be expanded to accommodate 6,000 fans. It is being constructed through the FIFA/NFF Goal Project.Contract for the stadium construction, expected to be completed in six months, was awarded to ARON Nigeria Limited at the cost of $1.19 million.The foundation for the project located on Kalgo Road in Birnin Kebbi was laid by the governor,  supported by executive members of Nigeria Football Federation.Bagudu described the project as important to the development of sports in the state and thanked FIFA  and NFF Presidents, Gianni Infantino and Amaju Pinnick, respectively, for the project.He noted that sports remained an indispensable tool for development of society, adding that society would only progress if reward and performance were encouraged. According to him, human beings are all equal but only those who work hard flourish.Bagudu charged youth in the state to take advantage of the facility to excel.In his speech, the NFF President said when the proposed project was brought before the NFF national executive, they unanimously supported it.Pinnick, who was represented by Alhaji Ibrahim Musa-Gusau, said, “We want to appreciate FIFA, especially their officials who collaborated with the Nigeria Football Federation on this project.“They actually collaborated with us from conception and for finally giving the go-ahead for it after due diligence had been done and in line with extant best practices. “When the General Secretary of NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, mooted the idea of this project during one of our meetings in Asaba in 2018, he presented to the board a sound argument.“I must also give kudos to the board for graciously approving his request.“This idea is in line with NFF’s and FIFA’s new thinking of grassroots football development and youth empowerment as well as battling social vices.”He lauded Governor Bagudu for his robust support for the project from the onset, including the gracious approval of the strategic massive space on which the project would be built.RelatedPosts NNPC, Kebbi cultivate 2,675 hectares of cassava for bio-ethanol production – Official US-based fertiliser firm shuns South Africa for Nigeria Gov. Bagudu appoints five new District Heads, one Councillor Dr Mohammed Sanusi, NFF General Secretary, said he wouldn’t have become what he became without the support he received from Kebbi.He recalled that the project was a child of the campaign promises of the present FIFA President, who promised to develop sports from the grassroots.“When he won the election, Gianni Infantino doubled the money meant for member states. This project has the capacity to accommodate 267 people but can be extended to 6,000.“It is expected to be completed in six months. We hope to open it by end of March next year and the total cost of the project is $1,189,470,” he said.Earlier, Abubakar Cika-Ladan, FA Chairman in Kebbi, said that the stadium was the first of its kind in Nigeria.While appreciating the state government for its keen interest in the project, the chairman recalled that the government had paid N19 million compensation to land owners.He said the facility wouldn’t have come at a better time than now in view of the concern Governor Bagudu has for sports especially football.Cika-Ladan said Kebbi is well known in beach soccer, recalling that its contingent won the national and continental beach soccer trophy, and represented Africa at the World Cup, where it came second.Tags: Birnin KebbiFIFA mini stadiumGovernor Abubakar Atiku-Bagudulast_img read more

Vettel crashes Ferrari into barrier at F1 event

first_imgMilan: German driver Sebastian Vettel has crashed his Ferrari into a barrier at a Formula 1 exhibition event here.The show was organised ahead of this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, which was also attended by Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari), Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson (Sauber) and Pier Gasly and Brendon Hartley (Toro Rosso) on Wednesday.Hundreds of fans turned up to see the pilots drive the 2018 models, as well as enjoy a classic car parade and check out the F1 safety car, the Mercedes-AMG GT R, Efe news reported. The drivers also dedicated a few words to their fans, and Vettel said that they will participate in a “nice race” during Ferrari’s home Grand Prix. The German is coming off a victory last weekend in Belgium that left him 17 points behind Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) in the 2018 driver’s championship. IANSlast_img read more

Football: Previewing the Wisconsin offense for the Spring Game

first_imgOne of the best players in Wisconsin football history is gone.After his record-setting junior season, Melvin Gordon has left for the NFL, leaving behind a huge shoe to fill at running back for Wisconsin.Additionally, the Badgers are looking to see improvement at the quarterback position and the wide receivers are also continuing to search for the next playmaker.All of these additions and subtractions are getting ironed out in Wisconsin’s spring practices, which will come to an end Saturday with the annual Spring Game.Here’s what to expect from the offense in Wisconsin’s Spring Game:This is part two of our Spring Game preview. The defensive preview can be found here:Football: Previewing the defense for the Wisconsin Spring GameThe Wisconsin football team is closing in on the first real test of how far it has come in the Read…QuarterbackIn terms of numbers, the quarterback position for Wisconsin is one of the deepest on the team. As far as talent? Well, that remains to be seen.Hayley Cleghorn/The Badger HeraldFifth-year senior Joel Stave was named the starting quarterback at the beginning of spring practices and it’s his job to lose. After an early battle with the “yips” last season, Stave came back to start the final nine games at quarterback, throwing eight touchdowns and seven interceptions with a 53.4 completion percentage.The backup spot behind Stave is less clear and far less experienced.Two quarterbacks, redshirt freshman D.J. Gillins and early-enrollee Alex Hornibrook have been most impressive through spring practices and are certainly in the mix for the second-string quarterback spot. Gillins, who enrolled early last season as a true freshman, has shown an increase in velocity and precision on his passes and the continued ability to escape the pocket and run.Hornibrook, who originally was committed to Pittsburgh, but came to Wisconsin once head coach Paul Chryst signed on, has been a surprise this spring. Many didn’t expect the left-handed pocket passer to contend for the backup spot, but Hornibrook has shown the ability to compete at the collegiate level early on, and is pushing for more reps.Football: Hornibrook takes unusual route to Madison, shines early in spring ballNever in a million years did Alex Hornibrook picture himself at University of Wisconsin. Over the course of a week Read…Redshirt junior Bart Houston may be the most intriguing option in the quarterback group. A four-star recruit out of high school, Houston has yet to find playing time while in Madison.  But with Chryst at the helm — who recruited the Californian to Wisconsin – Houston has seen some first team reps in practice. With a strong spring game and fall camp, Houston could find his way toward the top of the depth chart as well.Arguably the most prized recruit in the 2015 class is Utah-native quarterback Austin Kafentzis. The 6-foot-1 true freshman, like Hornibrook, enrolled early to get a feel for things at the college level. While Kafentzis might be lower on the depth chart once the season begins, the promise and talent is certainly there for the dual-threat quarterback. Breaking numerous Utah high school records, Kafentzis threw for 13,079 yards and 115 touchdowns, and ran for 6,942 yards and 103 touchdowns in his career at Jordan High School in Sandy, Utah.Redshirt sophomore Thad Armstrong and redshirt sophomore Connor Senger round out the seven-man quarterback group.Running BackThe post-Melvin Gordon era is officially underway at Wisconsin with junior running back Corey Clement leading the charge. It’s no secret that Clement has big shoes to fill in Madison and after a 949-yard, nine-touchdown sophomore season, the Glassboro, New Jersey native will need to be bigger and better in his third season at Wisconsin. As in the past, the offense will roll through the running back spot and Clement will be carrying the load.Badgers football: Clement uses spring to adjust to starting role, new coaching staffRegardless of Corey Clement’s shoe-size, it’s probably not big enough. With the departure of Melvin Gordon, arguably Wisconsin’s best running Read…Behind Clement there are two viable options in redshirt junior Dare Ogunbowale and rising redshirt freshman Taiwan Deal.Jason Chan/The Badger HeraldOgunbowale made the switch from defensive back to running back before the Bowling Green game last season and surprised everyone with 94 yards in his first appearance on offense. Ogunbowale ended the season with 193 yards on 34 carries (5.7 average) and a touchdown. Ogunbowale has more confidence now in his first full season at running back and is the leading candidate to back up Clement this season.But pushing hard for the second running back spot is Deal, who has had a strong ending to spring practice. Deal was battling for the third running back spot as a true freshman last season before he injured his right hand in September, forcing him to take a redshirt. Because of the injury, Ogunbowale moved to running back, and both are battling for the second spot on the depth chart.Football: Ogunbowale trying to lock up running back spot in just his second season at the positionWisconsin redshirt junior running back Dare Ogunbowale will be the first to tell you that he is not the most Read…Redshirt freshman Caleb Kinlaw, redshirt sophomore Austin Ramesh and redshirt freshman Mark Saari fill out the rest of the running back unit for Wisconsin.FullbackAfter missing part of last season with an injury, redshirt senior Derek Watt is back on the field for the Badgers at fullback. In addition to his usual blocking duties, the versatile back can slide out to tight end to catch some passes. In his career, Watt has 15 receptions for 170 yards and a touchdown, but his most important responsibility will be paving the way for Clement and company in the backfield.Ramesh will back up Watt at fullback along with redshirt senior Derek Straus and redshirt sophomore D.J. Spurling.Wide ReceiverUndoubtedly, the positon with the most question marks is at wide receiver. The wideouts struggled to show any signs of consistency last season, with now-redshirt senior Alex Erickson leading the way with 772 yards and three touchdowns on 55 receptions. After Erickson, tight end (Sam Arneson) and running back (Gordon) rounded out the top three receivers for the Badgers. Of the top six pass catchers last season, only Erickson and Kenzel Doe were wide receivers.Joey Reuteman/The Badger HeraldErickson is back for his final season, and once again will hold the top wide receiver spot for the Badgers, as he did last season.Behind Erickson, it’s up in the air — to say the least.Junior Rob Wheelwright will be one player the coaching staff will call upon to step up next season. At 6-2, 201 pounds, Wheelwright has a good size for a wide receiver. He made the most of his one catch last season, hauling in a 17-yard touchdown pass against Minnesota.Alongside Wheelwright is redshirt junior Reggie Love, who is even bigger than Wheelwright at 6-3, 214 pounds. Love is most remembered for his 45-yard touchdown run against LSU in the season opener last season, but then went on to catch only two passes for 15 yards the rest of the season.Redshirt sophomore Jazz Peavy has made a name for himself in spring practices and is pushing for playing time at wide receiver. With no clear-cut favorite behind Erickson, the opportunity is there for Peavy to get into the rotation.Redshirt senior Jordan Fredrick, who is better known for his blocking ability on the outside, reached the 100-yard plateau last season for the third straight season, with 12 catches for 117 yards.As a freshman last season, George Rushing saw the most playing time at wide receiver among the freshman wideouts, and had five catches for 62 yards. Sophomores Krenwick Sanders and Rushing are both promising wide receivers, who could push for added playing time with solid spring games and fall camps.Tight EndWisconsin loses senior tight end Sam Arneson after he was the second-leading wide receiver on the team, with 29 catches, 387 yards and four touchdowns.Filling in at starting tight end for Arneson will be redshirt sophomore Troy Fumagalli and fifth-year senior Austin Traylor. Fumagalli will look to build on last season when he had 187 receiving yards on 14 receptions. He has good size, standing at 6-foot-5 and 246 pounds. Traylor, the smaller of the two, had just three catches for 24 yards last season, but should complement Fumagalli nicely at tight end.Regardless, the tight ends should see an increase in receptions this season with Chryst leading the offense. As offensive coordinator for Wisconsin, Chryst heavily relied upon his tight ends to catch passes, which barring any sudden changes, shouldn’t change this season with Stave under center and Chryst calling the plays.Offensive LineThe offensive line loses three starters from last season with the departure of right tackle Rob Havenstein, right guard Kyle Costigan and left guard Dallas Lewallen.Returning to the offensive line is redshirt junior center Dan Voltz and fifth-year senior Tyler Marz. Entering last season, both Voltz and Marz were preseason all-Big Ten selections and will be relied upon to pave the way for Clement and keep Stave standing on his feet.Filling in for the departed seniors is redshirt freshman Michael Deiter and fifth-year senior Ray Ball at guard and redshirt freshman Hayden Biegel — Wisconsin linebacker Vince Biegel’s brother — at right tackle.last_img read more