Bike Center Rabac opened the new season in Rabac

first_imgThis potential was also recognized by Bike Center Rabac, which opened its doors for the third time in a row and started the new season.  Yes, cycling is much more than just bike trails. If we want to develop cycling tourism, then we must respect the basic rules of the profession, and not just mark the bike trails on the map (which in reality are not arranged according to standards) and brag about the development of cycling tourism. We have to complete and network the whole cycle story, and bike services as a support to cyclists are certainly an integral part of that. In the center you can find all the facilities that cyclists need in one place. There is a possibility of half-day or full-day rental of high quality Giant bikes and a large offer of electric and mechanical bikes for mountain and road cycling, as well as bike transfer services, and all families who come to Rabac on vacation with the youngest can rent children’s bikes with seats. If during their stay in the Bike Center Rabac, visitors decide to buy a bicycle, they can do so in the Bike shop where they will find the latest models of the Giant brand, as well as accessories and spare parts.  Bike Park Rabac – the first park of its kind in Croatia  In addition to the Bike Center, there is an entrance to the Bike Park Rabac, the first of its kind on the Adriatic where visitors can test their skills.  The park consists of 18 specialized single trail and fl ow trail trails with sand or natural surface of different weights for beginners and more advanced mountain bikers, two family multi-purpose trails and two pump track training grounds. Entrance to the Bike Park is free for locals and guests at the destination.  In recent years, Istria has stood out as one of the most popular destinations for professional cyclists, but also those eager for recreation and activities, primarily due to the attractiveness of the destination, the number and variety of bike trails and quality infrastructure, services and accommodations tailored to cyclists.  Bike Center Rabac is part of the offer of Valamar Collection Girandella Resort 4 * / 5 * and is a top cycling destination in the immediate vicinity of the Adriatic Sea intended for professional and recreational cyclists, but also the local population and guests in the destination. In addition, the comprehensive service of the center is adapted to active families with children.  “In addition to a large cycling offer, in the Bike Center Rabac we have prepared a wide range of guided tours of all weights in the destination and beyond, but also various programs for children and the whole family. Visitors to the center can also get free information on the offer of destinations for cyclists, attractive trails, current offers and upcoming events. We are looking forward to the upcoming tourist season and another successful season in front of the Bike Center”, pointed out Roberto Zahtila, head of the Bike Center Rabac.last_img read more

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Prabowo keeps a low profile, Gerindra simmers in uneasy alliance with Jokowi

first_imgPrabowo and Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo, a fellow member of Gerindra, have reportedly chosen not to appear in the spotlight alongside other Cabinet members during the pandemic.Gerindra deputy chairman Arief Poyuono, who often criticizes the government, brushed off reports of tension, saying that the party was still loyal to Jokowi. However, he called on Jokowi’s ministers to avoid making blunders that could cause anxiety and mistrust in the public.Read also: Jokowi calls for caution in easing of PSBB after ‘mudik’ ban relaxation“The other ministers should be like him [Prabowo]. He’s not someone who triggers public anger toward Pak Jokowi,” he told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. Arief said Prabowo had not complained to other party members about their criticism of the government. Instead, Jokowi’s two-time presidential competitor had reminded his subordinates in the party to remain critical of the government.In mid-April, after not speaking in public for quite some time, Prabowo posted a video on Twitter, saying that Jokowi was fighting for the nation and the people.”I look closely at his decision-making methods and I see that he always considers public safety, the poor and the weak. I also see his commitment to combat corruption,” Prabowo said.Arief said Prabowo’s message was a reminder to party members to be supportive of Jokowi as a leader but not to be silent when his aides faltered during the crisis.Read also: In PSBB we trust”Prabowo wants to defend Jokowi, his boss, because he has been criticized by some figures and political parties outside the government,” he said.Arya Fernandes, a political analyst from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) said that of all the parties in the coalition, Gerindra was facing the most complicated situation as its members were divided over Prabowo’s decision to join the Cabinet. He said the party might be worried that government blunders would cause Gerindra voters to jump ship to other parties.”They cannot do much in a time like this. [It] would greatly benefit the opposition parties. Considering Gerindra voters’ behavior, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) would get most of the advantage from a migration,” Arya said.Arya added that Gerindra’s position was different from Golkar when it joined the government in Jokowi’s first term as a veteran party with a strategic position in the legislature.”Golkar can influence the rhythm of the coalition, but Gerindra’s political effect is not as dominant.”Read also: PDI-P maintains close ties, sees future with Gerindra”I think Prabowo understands this, so he doesn’t want to appear as a government fanatic or be too flashy. He also wants to protect the psychology of Gerindra voters,” Arya said.Indonesia Political Review executive director Ujang Komarudin also thought Prabowo’s silence was a result of his position in the Cabinet.“He is trapped by political reconciliation. Although he knows that some policies are not pro-people, like it or not, Prabowo should stay silent because he is Jokowi’s aide,” he said.Ujang said Gerindra would remain in the Jokowi coalition even though the alliance had put the party in difficult circumstances.“Gerindra is in a dilemma. They need public support to win in the 2024 race, but on the other hand, they are in Jokowi’s coalition. They must accept it, although it might hurt their chest,” he added.Topics : Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto is reportedly lying low amid a string of controversial policies enacted by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration to contain the spread of COVID-19 and limit its economic fallout.The Gerindra Party, of which Prabowo is the chairman, joined the pro-government coalition after bitterly contesting the 2019 presidential election. Even within the coalition, the party has sometimes been openly critical of the government. The former opposition party initially rejected the issuance of Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) No. 1/2020, which expanded the government’s spending authority to manage the impact of COVID-19, but the party eventually gave its approval for the regulation in a House of Representatives plenary meeting on Tuesday.The party’s members have been divided when responding to other policies, such as the establishment of the preemployment card, whether and how to ease large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) and, most recently, the Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Health) premium hike. Some have been outspoken against the measures, while the others have remained silent.last_img read more

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Hoegh LNG secures debt financing for tenth FSRU

first_imgNorwegian FSRU giant Höegh LNG said on Tuesday it has received commitment letter for a sale and leaseback financing for its tenth FSRU of up to $206 million.The company’s tenth floating storage and regasification unit or FSRU is currently under construction at Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, and is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2019.The facility is being provided by CCB Financial Leasing Co. Ltd. (CCBFL), a wholly owned subsidiary of China Construction Bank (CCB), and is available to fund 70% of the delivered cost of the FSRU, increasing to 80% once long-term employment for the unit has been secured, according to Höegh LNG.The facility also bears a 20 year amortisation profile and has a tenor of 12 years.Höegh LNG intends to fix the interest rate, and based on the current swap rate environment, the fixed interest rate is expected to be around 6%. The facility is subject to final documentation.Sveinung J.S. Støhle, CEO & President of Höegh LNG, stated: “With this sale and leaseback facility, Höegh LNG’s current newbuilding programme is now fully equity and debt funded. Combined with the recent three newbuilding debt facilities, Höegh LNG continues to demonstrate support from a wide group of leading international banks and credit institutions, now also including CCB.”“We are pleased to welcome CCBFL to our lending group and appreciate its support in the financing of the last FSRU in our current newbuilding programme, at a combination of tenor, amortisation profile, flexibility and interest rate that is attractive and supportive of our commercial strategy. This agreement is also fully in line with HLNG’s strategy of expanding our activities in China, where we currently have the FSRU Höegh Esperanza on charter to CNOOC, and are actively pursuing new projects,” he said.last_img read more

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‘Shabu’ seized in sting op

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockupcell of Police Station 10, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165,or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN The 25-year-old resident Creslian Alityielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. Alit was nabbed after he soldsuspected shabu to an undercover officer for P200 on Nov. 2, the report added. center_img Bacolod City – Two sachets ofsuspected shabu valued at around P6,000 were seized in a sting operation inBarangay Handumanan.last_img

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DILG WON’T BUDGE Vendors still banned from sidewalks this holiday season

first_imgMayors notfollowing the order would be held administratively liable for, among others,negligence, and could be suspended. But there are anestimated 1,500 sidewalk vendors across the city. “Para at least may dal-on man ang amon mga miembro sa ilamga panimalay sa Christmas,” he said. The vendors hopethe city government would make a favorable decision soon so they could set up theirsidewalk kiosks today or tomorrow ahead of the Dec. 16 start of the nine-daytraditional misa de gallo or earlymorning mass leading to Christmas Day (Dec. 25). The Iloilo SidewalkVendors Association had written DILG Region 6 asking to open the city’ssidewalks to them even just for 16 days from Dec. 15 to 31. The city governmenthas been clearing roads and sidewalks of obstructions since July followingPresident Rodrigo Duterte’s order for local chief executives to reclaim publicspaces being used for private ends. “We left them witha warning. If they return to the sidewalks again we will seize everything theyhave,” said PSTMO chief Jeck Conlu. After one year,according to the city government’s Public Safety and Transportation ManagementOffice (PSTMO) head Jeck Conlu, the Cachos and vendors would discuss the rentalrate. The vendors werespotted on the sidewalks of Ledesma, JM Basa, Rizal, and Jalandoni streets./PN “Hindi puwedeng balikan,” stressedIglesia, although he acknowledged that sidewalk vending is main livelihood ofthese people. The citygovernment’s road-clearing operation has resulted to the relocation of 245downtown sidewalk vendors to the vacant lot owned by the Cacho family along thedowntown street of JM Basa, said Niel Dichupa, president of the city’ssidewalk vendor. In an effort toease the burden of the dislocated vendors, a member of the Cacho family, MarceloCacho who is the administrative manager of Panay Electric Co., announced inOctober that the vendors would be required to pay rent for a year. Last month, 13vendors were arrested for returning to sidewalks. PSTMO personnel alsoconfiscated their tables and chairs. Their merchandize, however, were spared. Cacho also promisedto further improve the area to ensure the comfort of the vendors and customers. Business issluggish at the 2,700-square meter wide Cacho property, he lamented. “We answered thevendors. It will be the city mayor who will decide. But as far as the DILG isconcerned, public road clearing operation is continuing, and this is theresponsibility of local chief executives and village officials,” said Iglesia. “We stand by thepolicy of the department. All public roads and public spaces are for publicuse, they are beyond the commerce of man,” said Iglesia, citing DILG MemorandumCircular 121-2019. In an interviewlast week about the vendors’ request, Mayor Jerry Treñas said, “I don’t knowhow it can be done.” According toDichupa, their return to the sidewalks even for a limited number of days wouldbe a big help already to boost their income this holiday season. “This will help usin our expenses, most especially vendors who are financially unstable,” readpart of the letter. “Kon diri lang asahan mo, ang sa front lang gid guro ang ayo-ayobenta. Pero sang sa likod pigado,” said Dichupa. ILOILO City – TheDepartment of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Western Visayas rejectedappeals to allow the return of vendors on sidewalks here this holiday season.“We only have one stand: public roads must be cleared of obstructions,” saidDirector Ariel Iglesia. The director saidhis office is continuously monitoring road clearing operations of all localgovernment units and has called the attention of local chief executives ofareas where vendors have started returning to sidewalks.last_img read more

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No more COVID-19 cases at BJMP-6

first_imgThe inmates’ daily visitation privilege – including conjugal visits – has been suspended indefinitely, said Peremne. “Finally, we can concentrate on our work. We have so many paperwork to do, among others,” said Peremne. * 31-year-old male from Zarraga, Iloilo (Patient No. 59). “We ask for understanding. Anyway the inmates are allowed to make videos call to their families,” Peremne added. According to Peremne, the jail visitor ban is nationwide in scope. People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. The three other BJMP personnel who recovered from COVID-19 were the following: He also reiterated, “We still do not allow visitors to enter any jail facility. We have to avoid close contact from people outside. Mabudlay na basi magpareho kita sa Cebu City. Amo na nalikawan naton nga matabo.” * 25-year-old female from Lapuz, Iloilo City (Patient No. 106) Visitors were temporarily banned from jails across Western Visayas as early as March as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19. BJMP, an attached agency of the Department of Interior and Local Government, supervises the administration and operation of all district, city and municipal jails.center_img * 23-year-old-male from Banate, Iloilo (Patient No. 100) and Western Visayas has 38 jail facilities housing a total of 8,200 inmates./PN Peremne said BJMP-6 again reminded all its personnel to be extra careful. ILOILO City – The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Region 6 is now free from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to Jail Superintendent Gilbert Peremne, deputy regional director for administration. Thus, according to Peremne, BJMP-6 operation is back to normal. The four BJMP-6 personnel who tested positive for the disease have all recovered and all their close contacts tested negative for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, he said. The suspension was ordered by the BJMP national headquarters. The last BJMP personnel to be cleared was a 52-year-old male from La Paz district. He was initially referred to the Western Visayas Medical Center. When his 14-day quarantine ended, he was subjected to reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test and the result was negative for COVID-19, said Peremne.last_img read more

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Justice Brothers/Gillund awards go to pole starters in IMCA Dirt Knights Tour

first_imgEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Justice Brothers and Gillund Enterprises make every driver starting on the pole a winner throughout the 2018 Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour.The Eden Prairie, Minn., company gives car care packages to drivers taking the initial green flag from inside row one at each of the eight IMCA Modified tour events, beginning with opening night May 28 at Benton County Speedway.The tour is at 141 Speedway on June 21-22, at Farley Speedway on June 29, at Knoxville Raceway on July 19, at Park Jefferson Speedway on July 23, at Hancock County Speedway on July 24, at Buena Vista Raceway on July 25 and at Clay County Speedway on Aug. 6.Pole starters will receive their JB/Gillund car care packages each race night.“We are proud to be a sponsor of the Dirt Knights Tour. Justice Brothers Products has helped many racers get into the winner circle through the years,” said Paul Gillund, “and we are again proud to sponsor IMCA racing, the true grassroots racing program in America.”Gillund Enterprises distributes Justice Brothers Car Care products manufactured for high-performance, com­mercial vehicles, agricultural and industrial applications.Justice Brothers products are sold at Theisen’s Home Farm Auto, Norby’s Farm Fleet, Bomgaars, Mills Fleet Farm, at select Arnold Motor Supply stores throughout the Midwest and online.Information about the JB brand is available at the www.justicebrothers.com website and on Facebook.JB/Gillund is in its 22nd year as an IMCA sponsor.“Gillund Enterprises has been a supporter of IMCA for over two decades and their support of the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour falls on the heels of many years of support for the Deery Brothers Summer Series,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder noted. “We are proud to continue their tradition of providing products to the pole starter and look forward to a great year.”last_img read more

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COVID-19 cases over 90,000 now across the state

first_imgStatewide — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has reported that 1,164 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday.  A total of 90,504 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 1,034,746 individual tests have been reported to ISDH at an 8.7% positive rate and 6 new deaths were reported for a total of 3,047 Hoosier deaths.Dearborn County has a total of 564 cases and 28 deaths reported (up 5 new cases), Decatur County has a total of 389 positive cases and 34 deaths (up 9 new cases), Franklin County has 270 positive cases and 24 deaths (up 5 new cases and 1 new death), and Ripley County has 241 positive cases and 8 deaths (up 4 new cases). Locally, this is an increase of 23 new positive cases and 1 new death.last_img

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Nigeria plan Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies

first_imgRelatedPosts Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Three-time African champions Nigeria have arranged friendly matches against Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia in Austria next month, officials said Thursday.The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, revealed this development. Pinnick said the Super Eagles would face Cote d’Ivoire on October 9 and four days later take on Tunisia in another tie.Due to postponements caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Nigeria last played in November 2019, a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Lesotho in Maseru, which they won 4-2.They are scheduled to also take on Sierra Leone in two qualifying matches for the 2021 Cup of Nations in November.The matches were to have been played in March, but were rescheduled due to the virus.Nigeria lead their qualifying group for the continental tournament, which will now be played in 2022 in Cameroon, with six points from two matches. Benin, Lesotho and Sierra Leone are the other teams in this group with the top two teams advancing to the tournament finals.Tags: Amaju PinnickCote d’IvoireFriendlyNigeria Football FederationSuper EaglesTunisialast_img read more

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UW riding confidence into Denver, postseason

first_imgRyan Little is one of the Badgers few upperclassmen, but noted the team’s confidence headed into the playoffs is more important this year than the small amount expereinced leadership they have.[/media-credit]The facial hair has made its traditional – and somewhat disgusting – return, meaning only one thing: It’s playoff time.The Wisconsin men’s hockey team (16-16-2, 11-15-2 WCHA) journeys to Denver to face off with the Pioneers (21-11-4, 16-8-4 WCHA) in a best-of-three series – in what UW hopes to be the start of a lengthy post season.But for the Badgers, the difference between this weekend and the last half of their season is small and insignificant – if even existent at all.Essentially, since the start of the second half, Wisconsin has faced a do-or-die series almost every weekend, first fighting for home ice advantage in the first round, then – after losing that possibility – the simple hope for a higher seed.“It’s been playoff time a long time for us,” head coach Mike Eaves said. “We’re fighting for our lives in terms of RPI and trying to gain ground there so we keep our hopes alive. So nothing really changes.”The Badgers haven’t had the most outstanding season, drawing a .500 overall finish in the regular season. But in its final three series, Wisconsin pulled off a 4-2 record, with three wins on the road – sweeping Bemidji State on the road Feb. 23-24, and scoring a 4-1 victory March 2 at Minnesota.Kicking off their four-game win streak, the Badgers dominated the Pioneers 5-2 in their final home game of the season Feb. 18. With such recent success against Denver, Wisconsin is confident it has the No. 3 seed figured out.“That Denver weekend we put together a pretty solid weekend with a win on Saturday,” junior forward Ryan Little said of finally turning the corner on their season. “The next couple weekends we were more consistent; that’s what we were looking for.“With all the scouting we do, we know their tendencies and stuff so that helps. Just knowing that we match up well and we had success against them earlier is a big thing.”Freshman defenseman Jake McCabe spoke specifically about DU’s power play – which is the best in the WCHA with a 24.1 percent success rate. In its lone series this season against No. 9 Denver, Wisconsin killed all four of the Pioneers’ power play attempts.“It was especially great to see our penalty kill do so great against them,” McCabe said. “They’re first in the league and top five [in power plays]. For us to shut them down like that, we had been struggling on the penalty kill, it was a really good thing for us and provides confidence for us. That’s one of their special teams and how they win so many games, knowing that we can shut that down and adjusting to their game, they might be adjusting to ours – it’s going to be a whole new series … we’re pretty evenly matched up and we think we’ve got a pretty good handle on them.”Wisconsin’s on-ice success doesn’t only apply to this season. While Denver tends to get the best of Wisconsin in the regular season (the Badgers are 10-19-4 against Denver under Eaves), the Badgers hold a stiff 12-1 record over the Pioneers in post-season play.Normally, heading into big game situations, teams rely on their upperclassmen and experience. Well, on a Badger squad that has been pegged as youth-ridden, young, inexperienced and everything in between, that sort of experience simply doesn’t exist.“I think the confidence feeling has to be huge for us because experience doesn’t exist,” Eaves said. “I think that the way that we feel – to play the last four games in the environments that we’ve had … those are good experiences for our people … it’s just more of the same.”“It helps but I think confidence is a bigger thing right now,” Little said. “We’ve established some of that in past few of weekends. Experience obviously helps but it’s not everything.”Riding that confidence and a successful end of the season, for the first time this year, the Badgers can firmly state that they are playing their best hockey of the entire year.“It’s funny, Coach always tells us to tell you guys that’s our goal when we talk to media,” Little said. “Ironically enough, we are.”last_img read more

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