ACI dd published an unaudited business report for 2017. According to financial indicators, the Company ACI dd achieved in 12 months of 2017 total revenues in the amount of HRK 201,1 million, total expenses in the amount of HRK 176,1 million and a positive gross financial result in the amount of HRK 25 million. Compared to 2016, when the gross financial result amounted to HRK 14,2 million, the gross financial result for 2017 increased by 77%.The events that had a significant impact on business in 2017 relate to the complete reconstruction of the ACI marina Rovinj and the construction of a travel lift pool in the ACI marina Dubrovnik, the ACI points out. Thus, the average revenues of ACI marina Rovinj in recent years were realized at the level of approx. HRK 11 million, which revenue was missing in 2017 due to reconstruction, but during 2017 other marinas of the ACI system achieved a significant increase in revenue and thus fully compensated for the absence of the mentioned revenues of the ACI marina Rovinj.”Operating revenues (revenues from nautical activities – annual, monthly, daily berth, lease and other services to sailors) were realized in the total amount of HRK 190 million, which is an increase of 1%. Of this, an increase in revenues from monthly berths by 17%, revenues from leases and ancillary activities by 10%, from other services provided to boaters by 6%, and from daily berths by 5% is visible. Thus, revenues from the annual berth service for the observed period amount to HRK 94,4 million, revenues from the daily (transit) berth service amount to HRK 55,9 million, while revenues from the monthly berth amount to HRK 10,3 million. Revenue from leases and ancillary activities amounts to HRK 16 million, while revenues from other services to boaters amount to HRK 11 million.”Point out the ACI.New investments and investments During 2017, ACI continued to make significant investments in marinas within the system, all with the aim of raising the quality of service delivery. The most significant investment project in 2017 was related to the complete reconstruction of the ACI marina Rovinj. “Other significant investments during 2017 include the construction of a travel elevator pool, which was put into operation during the season, and a newly renovated golf course in the ACI marina Dubrovnik, then the reconstruction of concrete piers and power supply in the ACI marina Vodice, reconstruction of pedestrian areas and indoor terrace in the ACI marina Umag as well as the reconstruction of the reception in the ACI marina Milna. During 2017, ACI also received 2,7 million kuna in grants from European funds for the preparation of project documentation for the reconstruction of Sorkočević Castle, which is located in the ACI marina Dubrovnik. ” stand out from the ACI.The Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure issued a Decision authorizing ACI dd, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, as the grantor of the concession, to obtain a location permit for a special purpose port – nautical tourism port in Novalja, in accordance with the Urban Plan of Novalja. It is an area of 3 port basins, one of which refers to the port of nautical tourism, which according to spatial plans can have up to 400 berths for accommodating vessels in the sea. In addition to the above, the construction of ancillary buildings of the nautical tourism port (administrative building, space for sailors, reception, trade, catering, etc. facilities) is also planned.Also, by the Decision of Šibenik – Knin County, ACI dd was selected as the best bidder for the award of the Maritime Property Concession for the purpose of economic use and installation of anchor system for special purpose port – nautical tourism port – anchorage in the bay Vozarica and Srednja Draga south of Skradin. The concession agreement was signed on December 19, 2017, and the duration of the concession is 12 years.
Ethiopian airlines operated an All-Women Functioned Flight today on the Addis Ababa – Bangkok route. In all its 70 years of service the airlines has dispatched it first ever flight operated by female crew from the flight deck, to the pilots and all crew members and even the on ground flight preparations conducted by women.The airline says it wants to promote women’s empowerment and encourage more African girls to pursue aviation careers. The airline adds that 30 percent of its employees are women but the number of women in positions such as pilots and technicians is way smaller.Ethiopia airlines hopes that by creating the opportunity and providing inspiration for young African female students to believe, dream and work towards filling the skill gap in the aviation industry.
(LeBron has been in the last eight Finals – reaching all from the East, the lesser conference even when his Miami teams were the NBA’s best. Had LeBron’s Heat and Cavaliers been in the West, he would have done well to make half those Finals.)Besides LeBron, Magic Johnson signed four veterans with checkered pasts who might be in the rotation – Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee, Michael Beasley and Lance Stephenson. The team hopes they will assume key roles, not the least of which is vanishing from its salary cap next spring.(Actually, Rondo, one of those viewed most skeptically, might be the most helpful, especially if Lonzo Ball struggles or gets hurt. Once a non-factor past 15 feet, Rondo has become a 35 percent 3-point shooter. He has become a leader as he has aged and chilled from his early years as a pain in the rear end whom older teammates put up with because he was so good.)There’s still too great a burden placed on the Lakers’ young, promising but still untested-at-this-level players.We know Kyle Kuzma could be very good and Brandon Ingram could be special. Josh Hart looks useful, at least. Lonzo Ball showed he was, indeed, a special playmaker, even while leaving other questions – shooting? – unanswered in a rocky rookie season.The young players will be the ones filling the major roles around James. Of the four, only one has ever been on an NBA team that was ever above .500 (Ingram, a rookie on the 2016-17 team that rocketed to a 7-5 start before finishing 26-56).Not enough shooters. You could hear this on any local talk show, or, indeed, at any local grade school but that doesn’t mean it’s not true.This isn’t just a critique you could hear on any talk show.Nevertheless, it’s not just some modern internet vogue, like so much of the hue and cry about unproven “analytics” in basketball.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Three-point shooting is the key to spacing the floor, which is the key to modern offense … the kind the Lakers, who were cutting edge in the Showtime 1980s but not nice, would like to develop in this new age, which is why they hired Luke Walton off the Warriors’ bench.Kuzma was a stunner, not least because he made 36.6 percent of his 3-point attempts. That was head-turning for a rookie but not for one of a contending team’s top shooting threats.Last season’s Warriors were No. 1 in 3-point accuracy at 39.1 percent, 1.4 percent ahead of No. 2 Boston (37.7). The Rockets were No. 1 in 3-pointers made at 15.3 per game, 2.6 ahead of No. 2 Brooklyn (12.7).The Lakers were No. 20 at 10 per game and No. 29 in accuracy at 34.5 percent.It’s asking a lot of young players to slash that gap but Magic Johnson, who had concluded LeBron’s Cavaliers had too many specialists such as Kyle Korver, didn’t bring in a single outside shooter, aside from drafting Ukrainian Svi Mykhailiuk (Kansas) in the second round.This might have been all about knowing they’re waiting ’til next season.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Now for the season Lakerdom has waited all decade for …Oh, wait, that’s next season, after the Lakers bag that second star player they’ve saved salary cap space for, such as Kawhi Leonard or (they can dream) Kevin Durant.This season should be titled “In the meantime.” For the Lakers, who measure success in titles, this is still about rebuilding to contend on that level, as opposed to being there.The Western Conference powers far outgun them – that’s the Rockets as well as the Warriors and perhaps two or three or more teams. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed I’m guessing that if Magic thought there was a title on the line this season, he would have brought in some shooters … the way he had Byron Scott and Michael Cooper, who meant so much in Showtime, even before offense became all about spacing and shooting.In other words, wait ’til next year. In that meantime, good luck, Luke!None of this means this season will be anything like the lean ones.It’s actually disappointment-proof with Lakers fans, once the most spoiled of fat cats, enchanted at the thought of making the playoffs, which once would have elicited yawns here.Better yet, with James as a magnet, there’s every reason to believe they can land that second star next summer, leading to even better times in the 2019-20 season.In the meantime, LeBron, at 33, has to continue aging arch-gracefully. The young players have to keep coming. As a team they have to be as good, or better, on the court as they are on paper.What’s the problem? After all the down years, this looks like up in Lakerdom. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Las Vegas over/under has the Lakers at 48.5 wins, a fair projection that ties them with Utah for No. 4 in the West, 14 behind the Warriors, six behind Houston, two behind OKC.The Nuggets are one back. The Timberwolves are two back, only because of the furor around Jimmy Butler’s trade demand.These are unusually modest expectations on the Lakers, a glamour franchise that now has LeBron James, after finishing 23-18 last season, a pace that projects to a 46-win season pre-LeBron.Nevertheless, I’m going with the “under” on this season: Not enough cohesion, which even lesser Western challengers such as Denver, Portland and New Orleans have after years together.There are too many new moving parts in a conference in which the powers have so few. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions
Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin has said that MS Dhoni should be allowed to take a call on his future after having served Indian cricket so well over the years.However, another former India captain Sourav Ganguly has a different opinion and on Wednesday told India Today that selectors should start looking for another captain who could lead in all the three formats.”(MS) Dhoni has been captain for nine years, which is a long period. He has been fantastic in the way he has gone about his job as captain, but does he have the ability in next four years to see India into the World in 2019. Does he have it in him to go for another four years? He has already given up Test cricket and now plays only ODIs and T20s,” Ganguly said.”So the selectors need to find an answer to whether they see Dhoni leading India in 2019. If the answer is no, then find a new captain. If the answer is yes, which I will find very very surprising, Dhoni continues,” he added.Let Dhoni take a callReacting to this, Azharuddin said that he respects Ganguly’s opinion but it all depends on Dhoni to take a call.”It’s Ganguly’s personal decision (opinion) and I respect it. At the same time it all depends on Dhoni, on what he thinks about his future. I respect Ganguly’s opinion, but I feel Dhoni should be given the chance to decide when to retire,” said Azhar on the sidelines of a function to announce the joining of racer Nayan Chatterjee with Meco Motor Sports.advertisement”He (Dhoni) deserves that chance. He has been one of the finest captains ever. He has won all major tournaments, got India to the No.1 position in all formats of the game. I think we should not forget his performances,” said Azhar in support of the current ODI and T20 captain, who has retired from Test cricket.”It’s very hard for me to say. It totally depends on Dhoni, how he feels mentally or how demanding the sport is going to become. We have to give that chance to Dhoni to take the decision on his retirement,” the former batsman said.Kohli right replacement for DhoniAsked about Dhoni’s recent dip in form as a power-hitting batsman who is considered to be among the best-ever finishers in the limited overs game, Azhar said every player went through such a phase.”Sometimes people go up and down and his form is not good at times. But he has led the side well and has been a pillar of strength to the players who have played under him. We should give him that chance (to take a call on his future),” Azhar emphasised.According to Azhar, India do not have to look beyond Virat Kohli to lead the country in all forms of the game once Dhoni quits.”There’s no double in the country that Virat is going to be the next captain in T20 and ODIs. He’s already captain in Tests.”Asked about the heat being faced by the BCCI from the Supreme Court over the Justice Lodha panel recommendations for sweeping reforms, Azhar was of the opinion a middle ground can be found.”The Board feels that it’s not possible to implement Lodha report. It will be good for the game if both parties come to an agreement. But let me clarify, I don’t know the details,” he remarked.Dravid unlikely to become coachAzhar also took a mild dig at India’s No.1 spinner R Ashwin for not delivering consistently with the ball when he was asked about Dhoni not giving the offspinner the full quota of overs to bowl in T20 games, including in the ongoing IPL.”Sometimes Ashwin has to produce results also. With due respect to him, he’s a great bowler, he should get results at the same time,” he pointed out.Azhar, however, ruled out any Indian – including India A and under-19 coach Rahul Dravid – from getting a chance to be the new coach of the senior team which has been lying vacant since the end of the tour to England by the Indian squad.”Nowadays everyone looks to have foreign coaches. I don’t think anyone will come from India. I don’t think any Indian will be the coach,” he remarked forthrightly.(with PTI inputs)