The state is selling Hotel Zagorje, a former political school in Kumrovec

first_imgThe Ministry of State Property has published a public call for bids for the purchase of real estate owned by the Republic of Croatia, ie Hotel Zagorje, a former political school in Kumrovec. Hotel Zagorje “has a total gross construction area of ​​11.310,00 m2 distributed on four floors and a gross volume of 34.464,20 m2. The starting price is HRK 11.960.000,00, while the deadline for submitting bids is May 07, 2019. So far, according to unofficial information, there has been investor interest in the said hotel, even specific inquiries from Chinese investors. But now the public call is open and the first interest for the investor will be seen, there is no more talk, only officially. center_img Attachment: Public invitation for submission of bids for the purchase of real estate owned by the Republic of Croatia – Hotel Zagorjelast_img read more

LetsBet.com aims to ‘flip the script’ for casino players in 2018

first_img Related Articles Submit Michael PedersenNew online casino brand LetsBet.com will be launched in early 2018, seeking to become the most engaging destination for online gambling consumers.LetsBet.com is brought to market by Malta MGA-licensed enterprise Pioneer Play Ltd, a new online gambling group founded by Michael Pedersen (CEO), former Scandinavian commercial lead for NetEnt, and Stefan Lind, (CMO) former operations lead at LeoVegas AB.In its mission statement, LetsBet.com states that it wants to create a dynamic proposition for online casino players, combining the best in live streaming, social engagement and player gamification utilities.Pedersen commented: “Most casino operators are in the same boat, faced with limited ability to differentiate their respective core offering, as the same games are available on more or less all sites. That’s why it’s so important to have the courage to stand for something in terms of unique features and marketing concepts – we can’t all serve the same spaghetti Bolognese in our restaurants!“We decided from day one that we wanted to be different, go all-in and dare to stand out!”Stefan LindIn its initial market presentation, Stefan Lind boldly states that LetsBet.com will ‘flip the script’ for online casinos in terms of user dynamics. The new casino brand seeks to develop a series of ‘industry firsts’ in order to engage customers.Plans include ‘daily live broadcasts presented by casino hosts’, a built-in instant messenger function, and gamification rewards seeking to bolster player lifetime values.Lind said: “When you visit a land-based casino, do you sit down at the empty Blackjack table or the one with one seat left and people having fun? Casino players might not always want to directly speak to other players, but it’s clear that they often like to interact with the casino staff and enjoy the indirect presence of other players; that’s what we are trying to replicate using the latest technology.” Pedersen and Lind detail that LetsBet.com will initially launch its services for Scandinavian markets, with the brand seeking further European momentum in its growth ambitions.Letsbet.com is launching through the Together Gaming (BetHard Group) platform, which holds an MGA license. Players will have access to all the premium game titles from providers such as NetEnt, Microgaming, Yggdrasil and Quickspin. Share StumbleUpon TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020last_img read more

LeBron James calls President Trump a ‘bum’ after Curry comments

first_imgBasketball star LeBron James described US President Donald Trump as a “bum” over comments he made about fellow player Steph Curry.Trump said the Golden State Warriors were no longer invited to the White House after star player Curry, 29, said he did not want to attend.”Going to White House was an honour until you showed up,” James, 32, said.On Friday, Trump said NFL players who protest during the national anthem should be sacked.’We don’t stand for the things he’s said’Basketball’s champion team, the Golden State Warriors from California, were considering turning down the traditional invitation to celebrate their NBA title success at the White House. Warriors point guard Curry, a two-time winner of the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award, said the team could “inspire some change” by refusing to visit the home of the president.”I don’t want to go,” Curry said on Friday, adding that it would show the players “don’t stand for… the things that he’s said and the things that he hasn’t said in the right times”.He added: “I don’t think us not going to the White House is going to miraculously make everything better, but this is my opportunity to voice that.”Trump responded by tweeting that the invitation had been withdrawn.James, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers and has won three NBA championships and four NBA MVP awards, campaigned for Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton, Trump’s rival, during the presidential election campaign. What is the anthem protest?Last year, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem in protest at racial injustice and police brutality.More players have since joined in by taking a knee or raising a fist during the anthem.Trump told a Republican rally in Alabama on Friday that a refusal to sing the anthem showed “disrespect of our heritage”.”Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired’,” he said. “Some owner is going to do that. He’s going to say, ‘That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner, they don’t know it [but] they’ll be the most popular person in this country.”last_img read more

ESPN offered Peyton Manning more money than Tony Romo to join ‘Monday Night Football,’ per report

first_imgESPN wants Peyton Manning — but the future Hall of Fame quarterback is playing hard to get.Manning turned down an offer from ESPN to work as the “Monday Night Football” color commentator according to a report from Andrew Marchand of the New York Post: “Sources say the overriding factor was whether Manning finally wanted to enter the broadcast booth and commit to the weekly schedule in the fall. The answer remains no. Manning has declined to be an ‘MNF’ analyst on multiple occasions, turning down basically every network since he retired from the NFL in 2016.”MANNING NIGHT FOOTBALL: How ESPN can bring back its ‘MNF’ magicWhile this isn’t the first time Manning has turned down ESPN — and other networks — it is the biggest offer he has declined, per Marchand.Marchand reports that ESPN’s offer to Manning may have topped Tony Romo’s record 10-year, $140 million CBS deal, if it combined his “MNF” salary with his ESPN+ shows “Peyton Places” and “Detail.” Earlier this month, Front Office Sports reported that ESPN was preparing to offer Manning a salary somewhere in the range of $18 million to $20 million per year.Despite shopping for their replacements, the network has not parted ways with current “MNF” play-by-play commentator Joe Tessitore or analyst Booger McFarland, who both received heavy criticism in their rookie year on the broadcast.last_img read more

Prisoners of the past

first_imgThey not only lost a game, they lost credibility. They lost the link to greatness; well maybe not entirely but they better have two forms of I.D. when they proceed to the lost and found to reclaim their “mojo” and “swag.” When your back is against the wall you are supposed to play to “live for another day.”You are supposed to step up to the plate with the bases loaded and hit a single if nothing else. You may not clear the bases but at least one run should score. There is no excuse for the Steelers losing to the Cowboys, none.There was one particular play when the Ben Roethlisberger was hit hard. When he came up off of the turf he winced and it appeared maybe one of his previous injuries had been aggravated. This is no freakin’ time for drama from any of the Steelers performers. The curtain is about to close on their 2012 season and if it does they will have no one to blame but themselves. Hey listen, ex-Indy Colts and present Denver Broncos QB, future NFL Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning had neck surgery, spent a year out of football, signed a contract with a new team and led his team to a division championship. Recently the Baltimore Ravens beat the Steelers at Heinz Field and when Steelers third string QB Charlie Batch returned the favor in B-more, well let’s just say this; the attention and adulation heaped onto Batch seemed to be just a bit too much for “Big” Ben to take. So he immediately rushed back against the Chargers and got “smizz-oked,” you diggg….There is a pattern of narcissism going on here. Before any of us can save anyone else, we have to be able to rescue ourselves. Before you or I can stand up in the pulpit preaching morality, we have to refrain from taking bills from our wallets leaving them on a dresser at a Nevada brothel.“There comes a time, thief, when the jewels cease to sparkle, when the gold loses its luster, when the throne room becomes a prison.” Whoever you “think” you are does not alter the reality of who you really are.The Immaculate Reception by Franco Harris decades ago meant nothing to the Cowboys Sunday evening. The record setting run by “fast” Willie Parker to basically seal the win for the Steelers against Seahawks in Super Bowl XLV is not even on the radar screen of Dallas QB Tony Romo. The game winning catch by ex-Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes to defeat the Cardinals in Super Bowl XLVIII did not cause Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan to lose any sleep Saturday night.To the current crop of NFL performers and coaches, those deeds are buried deep in the vaults of legend and lore. The jewels of the Steelers past no longer sparkle and Roethlisberger’s throne room has now become a prison. The interception that he threw in Dallas will henceforth be known as; “The Immaculate Interception.” Past deeds of greatness only serve to capture and maintain the psyche of the fan base because yesterday’s performances, as in decades ago; don’t have any bearing on the paychecks of today’s NFL players. Now hear this; Colin Kaepernick the 2nd year QB with the 49ers strolled up to Foxborough and dismantled the Patriots post haste by the score of 41-34. Kaepernick threw for three more touchdowns and one less pick than Patriots future Hall-of-Famer Tom Brady. This unlikely feat happened just hours after Roethlisberger threw for two yards less (339) than Romo (341) and threw his season murdering pick in overtime at Dallas. This was not the Roger Staubach, “Too Tall” Jones, Troy Aikman or Emmett Smith Cowboys, this was the 2012 run of the mill version.It seems as if the majority of NFL franchises are not afraid to place a bet on the future. This next list of NFL rookie starting QBs is startling: Russell Wilson, Seahawks, Robert Griffin III, Redskins, Andrew Luck, Colts, Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins. Two second year QBs also stand out; Cam Newton, Panthers, and Andy Dalton, Bengals. I firmly believe that none of the “inexperienced” QB’s would have thrown that same pass that gave the Cowboys their second wind in regards to advancing to the NFL postseason and may have sucked the air out of the Steelers chances. When will Ben Roethlisberger discontinue to scramble in and out of the pocket to keep a drive alive just to ultimately “kill” it?Fans and friends of the Steelers nation, do not allow the grandiosity and victories of the past to hold the present and future hostage in the prison of mediocrity.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: abruce@newpittsburghcourier.­­­com or 412-583-6741. Bruce can also be heard on the “Odd Couple Sports Show” where he is the AFC North and NFL analyst. The show is hosted by Adam Ragle streaming live on the WCWA Fox Sports Toledo 1230AM. Bruce is featured on Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. during the NFL season. Listen to Aubrey’s archived “Odd Couple” segments on: www.worldspeak­connnection.com click on ‘Fair Catch.”) “There comes a time, thief, when the jewels cease to sparkle, when the gold loses its luster, when the throne room becomes a prison.” (Spoken by ‘King Osric’ from the movie ‘Conan the Barbarian’.) The Pittsburgh Steelers departed the Steel City last weekend not only on a journey to play the Dallas Cowboys in the Lone Star State of Texas; they were by all accounts supposed to be on the road to the 2012 NFL post season. But ya know what? Somewhere along the road to prosperity their GPS failed and they detoured from the “road to prosperity” to the “back alley of incompetence and defeat.”last_img read more