A graduate economist and long-term manager with more than 15 years of experience in leading and managing key projects and working in leading positions in the shipbuilding industry, Mr. Boris Dvoršak is a new addition to Uniline and is coming to the position of Deputy Director of Finance and Corporate Affairs. Uniline, a leading destination management company in Croatia and the region of Southeast Europe, has expanded its team for finance and corporate affairs. By the way, Dvoršak worked for six years as an assistant director for business processes, then also a director where he was in charge of human resources, legal services, ICT, finance and accounting, and investment and security. He was also the leader and member of business teams in charge of projects from various business segments – company acquisition, implementation of ICT solutions, development and business planning and improvement of business processes.
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The proclamation has also included November 2 (Tuesday) and December 24 (Friday) as two additional non-working days “to strengthen family ties by providing more time for the traditional All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day and Christmas Day commemorative activities, and will promote domestic tourism as well,” the proclamation read. “To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos shall inform the Office of the President of the actual dates on which these holidays shall respectively fall,” the proclamation stated./PN The regular holidays for next year are January 1 (Friday) – New Year’s Day; April 1 – Maundy Thursday; April 2 – Good Friday; April 9 (Friday) – Araw ng Kagitingan; May 1 (Saturday) – Labor Day; June 12 (Saturday) – Independence Day; August 30 (last Monday of August) – National Heroes Day; November 30 (Tuesday) – Bonifacio Day; December 25 (Saturday) – Christmas Day; and December 30 (Thursday) – Rizal Day. MANILA – The Malacañang Palace has released yesterday the list of regular and special non-working holidays for year 2021.President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No. 986 on July 30 which consists of nine regular holidays and nine non-working holidays. Special non-working days, meanwhile, are February 12 (Friday) – Chinese New Year; February 25 (Thursday) –EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary; April 3 – Black Saturday; August 21 (Saturday) – Ninoy Aquino Day; November 1 (Monday) – All Saints’ Day; December 8 (Wednesday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary; and, December 31 (Friday) – Last Day of the Year. The proclamation declaring national holidays for the observance of two major feasts of Islam, Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha, will be issued after the dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined.
A tidy one-two between Troy Deeney and Ighalo almost put the latter clean through on goal but this time Huth made the interception. Leicester led early in the second half when a speculative looking toe poke from Kante slipped through Gomes’ grasp and over the line. The King Power Stadium held its breath shortly afterwards in the 56th minute when Vardy went down injured. The relief was palpable when he eventually regained his feet. Vardy was soon on the deck again though, after being brought down by Gomes. Riyad Mahrez, Leicester’s usual penalty taker, was going to take the spot-kick but the little Algerian handed the ball to Vardy and he blasted his shot straight down the middle of the net. It was a nice gesture from Mahrez with the record in the sights of Vardy. What looked like being a routine win for Leicester got more uncomfortable when Kante tripped Juan Carlos Paredes and Deeney halved the deficit. Watford never really looked like equalising though and Gomes had to tip a Mahrez curler round the post as the hosts threatened a third goal late on. TWEET OF THE MATCH Vardy scores for the 9th consecutive @premierleague game. Woohoo! – (@GaryLineker) Leicester fan Gary Lineker is happy for England striker Jamie Vardy. Leicester: Kasper Schmeichel: 7 Danny Simpson: 7 Robert Huth: 7 Wes Morgan: 6 Christian Fuchs 7 Marc Albrighton: 7 N’Golo Kante: 6 Danny Drinkwater: 7 Jeff Schlupp 6 Riyad Mahrez: 6 Jamie Vardy: 7 Subs: Shinji Okazaki 6 Nathan Dyer 5 Andy King 4 Watford: Heurelho Gomes 6 Allan Nyom 6 Craig Cathcart 6 Miguel Britos 6 Nathan Ake 6 Ikechi Anya 7 Etienne Capoue 6 Ben Watson 6 Almen Abdi 7 Troy Deeney 7 Odion Ighalo 6 Subs: Juan Carlos Paredes 7 Alessandro Diamanti 5 STAR MAN: Riyad Mahrez Jamie Vardy will grab the headlines but Riyad Mahrez made it possible. The little Algerian had a quiet first half but after the break he was his usual self, causing untold problems for the Watford defence. He is Leicester’s usual penalty taker and it was a nice touch to let Vardy take the spot-kick as his team-mate closes in a piece of Premier League history. MOMENT OF THE MATCH: The Leicester fans chanted ”England’s number nine” as Mahrez put the ball on the penalty spot. By popular demand, he offered Vardy the chance to continue his terrific goal scoring run and the 28-year-old did not disappoint as he got his name on the score sheet for the ninth game in a row, putting him within touching distance of Ruud van Nistelrooy’s 10-game record. A great display of team spirit by Mahrez. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Leicester were frustrated in the first half and Claudio Ranieri changed it at half-time, bringing off Jeff Schlupp for Shinji Okazaki. Straight away the game became more open and the Foxes looked like the attacking force we have come to know. Watford will have been encouraged by the way they started, with Odion Ighalo looking dangerous. But that was as good as it got really for them until Troy Deeney’s penalty. The Hornets have yet to win successive top-flight away matches since 1987. MOAN OF THE MATCH: Heurelho Gomes’ handling error will probably leave Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores rather angry. The game was delicately-poised at the time, even though Leicester were on top at the beginning of the second half, and handing – literally – the home team the advantage made it a uphill struggle. WHO’S UP NEXT? Newcastle v Leicester, November 21 (Premier League) Watford v Manchester United, November 21 (Premier League) Vardy netted for the ninth successive fixture to leave him just one game away from equalling the Dutchman’s 10-match scoring streak set in 2003 while at Manchester United. The 28-year-old, who was relatively quiet for much of the afternoon, struck his 12th goal of the season from the penalty spot and can move level with Van Nistelrooy after the international break when Leicester travel to Newcastle. Should he score at St James’ Park, Vardy can break the record against Van Nistelrooy’s former club at the end of the month. Vardy’s effort on Saturday gave Leicester a two-goal lead, adding to Ngolo Kante’s opener, but Troy Deeney got Watford back into the game from the penalty spot. The Hornets could not rescue a point though and Claudio Ranieri’s side moved level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester City ahead of their game on Sunday at Aston Villa. Much of the talk in the build up to the game focussed on Vardy’s goal scoring exploits but Watford have their own in-form striker and Odion Ighalo made a nuisance of himself early on. The Nigerian almost got the chance to add to his seven goals this season. Robert Huth and Christian Fuchs combined to snuff out the danger on the first occasion before a brilliantly-timed sliding tackle by Danny Drinkwater thwarted Ighalo. Ighalo was involved again in the 10th minute when a good Watford move resulted in Ikechi Anya pulling the ball back for Etienne Capoue but Kasper Schmeichel got down well to save his effort. Vardy threatened for the first time when he set up Marc Albrighton, whose half-volley was gobbled up by Heurelho Gomes. Ighalo was still a danger and midway through the first half he saw a shot strike a post with Schmeichel reacting well to tip over Abdi’s first-time shot on the follow up. Jamie Vardy closed in on Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Barclays Premier League scoring record with another goal in Leicester’s 2-1 home victory against Watford. Press Association
Press Association Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is closing in on his first January signing after Bayern Munich defender Jan Kirchhoff arrived in to the north east. Kirchhoff appears to be surplus to requirements in Munich after spending last season on loan with Bundesliga rivals Schalke, with injuries having limited his involvement at the Allianz Arena. He has made just 10 appearances for the club in the two and a half years since he signed from Mainz, all of them as a substitute and just one this season in the 1-0 German Cup victory over Darmstadt last month. Allardyce’s concentration on defenders – he has also been heavily linked with Lorient’s Lamine Kone – is understandable with Younes Kaboul’s hamstring injury set to sideline him into February, an absence which has prompted 36-year-old Wes Brown’s return to the team for the last two games. Skipper John O’Shea too is approaching the end of his career at 34 and whatever role the senior pair have to play during the remainder of the current campaign, they will need to be replaced sooner rather than later. The Black Cats have conceded 39 goals in their 20 Barclays Premier League games to date this season and scored just 22, and their failings at both ends of the pitch have left them in 19th place, four points shy of safety. Allardyce has traditionally built from the back and while getting the best out of his strikers is also a focus, he is convinced that clean sheets will provide the foundation for yet another survival bid. Meanwhile, Sunderland have been credited with an interest in Italy striker Ciro Immobile, currently on loan at Spanish club Sevilla from German outfit Borussia Dortmund, while sources on Wearside have dismissed links with former Newcastle frontman Andy Carroll. The 25-year-old headed for England to hold talks and undergo a medical after being left out of the Bayern squad which flew to Qatar for a mid-season training camp on Wednesday. A statement on the club’s official website, www.fcbayern.de, said: “The travelling party does not include Jan Kirchhoff, who is away with his agent concluding negotiations for a possible transfer.”
Palm Beach County commissioners voted unanimously to ask Governor DeSantis to allow them to begin phase one of opening up Palm Beach County and to distance the county from Broward and Miami Dade. The Palm Beach County Mayor, Dave Kerner, will speak with the governor about opening up this afternoon via phone. However, Kerner adds that he does not need the governor’s permission to re-open. Kerner says Palm Beach County has full authority to open on its own terms and is not locked in with what Miami-Dade and Broward counties are doing.Palm Beach County commissioners said they will also send a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis asking him to move forward with the first phase of reopening for the county.Currently, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are excluded from all areas of Phase One of the plan, with the exception of elective surgeries.Under Phase One, which started on Monday, restaurants and retail shops across Florida can operate at 25% capacity.Commissioner Hal Valeche called for a vote to ask DeSantis to disassociate Palm Beach County from Miami-Dade and Broward counties, and allow Palm Beach County to be added to Phase One of the reopening strategy.Valeche called the first phase a “baby step” and said Palm Beach County shouldn’t delay in entering that phase.
LED by their battery of spinners, the visiting New York Tri State easily disposed of tournament favourites, the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), by eight wickets, to claim the GCA/American Youth Premier Cricket League Under-19 cricket title yesterday at the Everest Cricket Club (ECC) ground.The Tri State spinners claimed eight wickets between them, and were the main destroyers after the Queenstown-based club won the toss and decided to bat in a match, which was reduced to 32 overs-a-side due to Thursday’s downpour in the Capital City.From a comfortable position of 45-2, the home side were bowled out for 96 in 26.3 overs, with leg-spinner Adil Shivakumar (3-16) and left-arm spinner Tamesh Persaud (3-18) the chief wreckers.The run chase was relatively an easy one, as the tourists reached 100-2 in 19 overs.When play started some three-and-half hours later than the scheduled time, DCC lost opener Brandon Jaikarran (4), to medium pacer Vedant Parwal, at 21-1 inside the fourth over.Fellow-opener Jadan Campbell and Ezekiel Wilson took the score to 45 before Campbell, who struck three boundaries was run-out for 20.Thereafter the home team lost their way losing the remaining batsmen for just 51. Leg-spinner Gautham Ravindran trapped Tameshwar Permaul (4), leg-before-wicket before Persaud snared both Inderjit Nanan (4) and Orlando Giddings (0) off consecutive balls.He then had Wilson caught and bowled for 22 before Muniram Singh was stumped off Shivakumar for three.After the 20-run partnership between Osapha Green 19 (2×4, 1×6) and Kadeem Parris, off-spinner Andre Seepersaud, a guess player for the visiting side, bowled Jafar Pinder for two, before Shivakumar claimed the final wicket of Parris.In the run chase the tourists lost Ishaan Bansal early off Muniram Singh for three but Saiteja Mukkamalla and Sanjay Stanley then added 44 runs for the second wicket before Mukkamalla went off the bowling of Pinder for 26.The right-hander Stanley, who struck an unbeaten 41 (4×4, 1×6) in company with Chaitanya Parwal (16 not out), confirmed the victory.Meanwhile, details on the presentation and interviews will be revealed in tomorrow’s edition.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — Thomas Bach said Friday he will stand in 2021 for a second term as president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), admitting however, there is “no solution today” to the challenges posed by coronavirus to the postponed Tokyo Games.The 66-year-old German was elected for an eight-year term as Olympic chief in September 2013, taking over from Belgian Jacques Rogge. Bach will be eligible for a second and final four-year term.Speaking at an IOC Session held virtually because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Bach said: “If you, the IOC members, want, I am ready to run for a second term as IOC president and to continue to serve you and this Olympic movement we all love so much for another four years.”The IOC presidential elections are slated to take place in Athens, in June 2021.Bach, who won gold for West Germany in the foil fencing team event at the 1976 Olympics, claimed a large number of IOC members had recently approached him asking if he would seek re-election.“I am grateful and deeply touched by the many words of encouragement and confidence,” Bach said.Turning to the Tokyo Olympics, which were postponed in March until July 2021, Bach expressed hope that they could be “a unique milestone for the entire world”.“They will be the first worldwide gathering after coronavirus.”But Bach warned that the unprecedented health situation meant multiple scenarios were being considered in planning the format for Tokyo.“There is no solution today, it is too much (to be) expected,” he said.Bach said the scenario of holding the Games without spectators was one that had been examined, although he stressed that he was opposed to the idea.“It’s one of the scenarios we have to look in to because the debate has to do with travel restrictions and quarantine.“It’s too early to tell (if there will be no spectators). It’s not what we want. We want stadia full of enthusiastic fans.”Tokyo 2020 organisers said Friday they had secured all the venues needed to hold the Olympics next summer, clearing a major hurdle to hosting the event.They added that refunds for ticketholders unable to attend the rescheduled games will begin in late 2020.Bach was elected an IOC member at the age of 37 and went on to play a series of influential roles within the organisation before being elected its ninth president.Under his reign as IOC chief, Bach has had to grapple with several political challenges, and has notably overseen the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and the 2016 Rio Summer Games, both perceived as the most troublesome in recent years.He has also been a key player in the ongoing Russian doping saga, although the IOC came in for criticism from some quarters for not issuing Moscow with a blanket ban over its State-sponsored doping system.Bach also came under fire for reinstating the Russian National Olympic Committee after the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics despite failed drugs tests there.He is credited, however, with having put in place the Olympic Agenda 2020, reforms aimed at cutting costs and streamlining bidding processes to better attract potential host cities.But the German lawyer and businessman could well have his biggest challenge ahead of him, in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic, with Beijing scheduled to host the 2022 Winter Olympics just six months after the proposed Tokyo Games.The IOC Session also saw Sebastian Coe, the head of World Athletics, voted in as an IOC member after being turned down several times.Coe, the two-time Olympic 1,500 metres champion for Britain who became head of track and field’s world governing body in 2015, was blocked from membership as recently as December over a conflict of interest.But Coe changed his role at the marketing company he is currently running as managing director to a passive position, thus paving the way to IOC membership.Coe’s belated entry into the IOC club is significant because he has been mentioned as a potential future president of the Olympic movement.“Thank you to all of you who voted for our sport, our federation today,” said Coe.“I look forward, our whole sport looks forward, to working even more closely with all of you in reforming and building all sports because at this time, of all times, the need for community in elite sport to thrive and flourish is probably never more important.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse split its games at the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament in Northridge, California, taking game one against California State University Bakersfield, 6-0, and dropping the second to CSU Northridge, 5-2.Jocelyn Cater got the start for the Orange and threw a complete game, surrendering no runs on just three hits and four strikeouts.The Orange was led offensively by three home runs, each from a different player. Andrea Bombace, Sydney O’Hara, and Corinne Ozanne all went deep for the Orange in the seven-inning shutout.Lyndsay Klimenko took the loss for the Roadrunners, her fourth of the season.In the second game of the night, AnnaMarie Gatti got the nod for Syracuse. After a shaky start which saw her give up three runs in the bottom of the first, she was replaced by O’Hara. The junior lasted until the bottom of the fifth, before Gatti took over for the final stretch.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSammy Fernandez led the Orange bats with one run and one RBI. After junior Alyssa Dewes singled to start the third, Fernandez smashed a triple down the right field line, scoring Dewes. She scored on a wild pitch during the next at bat.Taylor Troost got the start for CSUN, giving up two runs in the first two innings. Daphne Pofek came into the game in relief and tossed five innings, giving up no runs and earning the win for the Matadors.The Orange continues play Saturday, taking on UC Davis at 1:30 p.m. and capping the night off against No. 13 UCLA at 6:30 p.m. Comments Published on March 4, 2016 at 9:23 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com
Michael Mersch has 22 points this season on 10 goals and 12 assists, good for third on the team. Mersch has scored six times on the power play, which is the most by any Badger.[/media-credit]Wisconsin mens hockey head coach Mike Eaves will be the first to admit special teams play has not been an all-around strength of his team this year.In fact, he has no qualms acknowledging that when it comes to killing penalties, Wisconsin has been disappointing throughout the season – posting a 75.5 percent success rate on the kill.The inefficiency the Badgers have faced skating a man down hasn’t been more evident in recent weeks than last weekend.“We made a big mistake on Saturday that they capitalized on pretty easily and on Friday night we were OK, but again we gave up a goal that in those tight situations … you can’t be giving anything up,” Eaves said of the penalty kill.Through 26 games this season, the Badgers (12-12-2, 7-11-2 WCHA) have compiled 156 penalties, averaging six a game. But with a handful of major penalties, UW is spending an average of 14 minutes in the sin bin per night.Eaves said last week, before hitting the road against a rowdy North Dakota team, that one way his young team could keep maturing is to stay disciplined.Instead UW gave UND nine power play chances over the weekend, three of which the former Fighting Sioux capitalized on. Friday night alone, the Badgers went 2-for-3 on the kill, which, in the words of sophomore forward Mark Zengerle “is bad.”“Coaches say the best penalty kill is to stay out of the box,” sophomore forward Michael Mersch said. “When penalties happen – they’re going to happen throughout a game – but it’s a matter of blocking shots and clearing the puck out of our zone.”Mersch, in fact, is the leading culprit in putting the Badgers on the kill, amassing 13 penalties and 37 penalty minutes so far this season. Zengerle is right behind him with 36 minutes.But with the worst success rate on the penalty kill in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, the Badgers need to find a way to turn things around – which they’ve started to do according to Eaves.“We only had two returning forwards and it struggled right out of the gate,” Eaves said. “But I will say this, since the middle of December or the beginning of December, we’ve been in the mid-80 percent. That’s been a good side of it. We’ve improved in that area and we need to continue to improve.“You look at the numbers and you say the numbers are so bad, it’s hard to bring them up.”Despite the improvements, UW needs to find some consistency – a concept that Wisconsin has yet to grasp thoroughly this season.Noting the fluctuating special teams success, junior defenseman Justin Schultz said – in true Schultz fashion – simple hard work would remedy the problem.“I think just keep working hard in practice and I think our penalty kill has been really good at times and at times it’s been kind of weak,” Schultz said. “So just to find that consistency and making sure we go out there every time and killing them off.”But a successful penalty kill isn’t the only special teams play that has eluded the Badgers from time to time this season. Wisconsin’s power play has seen better days.Capitalizing on 26 of 123 power plays so far this season, the Badgers have converted 21.1 percent of their chances with the man advantage.Mersch leads UW with six power play goals, which he credits mostly to his position in front of the net.“When you sit around the net, good things happen,” Mersch said. “That’s my spot on the power play so I’m just kind of whacking things home. They’re not too pretty, but they find their way in the back of the net, which is nice.”The first power play unit for the majority of the season – comprised of Zengerle, Mersch, Schultz, sophomore forward Tyler Barnes and freshman defenseman Jake McCabe – accounts for 19 of UW’s power play goals and 34 assists on those goals.According to Mersch, the right guys for the job are on the ice; they just need to capitalize on the chances they are given.“I think we have the right personnel, it’s just a matter of executing, that’s what we need to work on,” Mersch said. “I think we just need to start executing a little more and keep working hard and good things will happen.”Despite a ninth place conference ranking on the power play, Eaves is still pleased with what his team has done so far this season.“The power play has been pretty solid – we’ve been about 20 percent all year,” Eaves said. “It sputtered this weekend, but otherwise it’s been a pretty good thing for us.“Its percentage has been about the same all year. It just seems in games that when we needed to have it, it wasn’t there for us and other games when we had leads, we were scored on.”Last weekend, UND’s penalty kill philosophy was simple: Cut off Schultz and Zengerle. As a result, the Badgers only capitalized on one of their seven chances, losing a fair amount of momentum in the process.Schultz has a total of 16 points on the power play on five goals and 11 assists. While Zengerle has one more point, Schultz’s play from the point has set up key scoring opportunities.Mersch, while thankful for the goal this weekend, knows he and his teammates need to start leading by example and making up for whenever Schultz – or Zengerle – are keyed in on by the penalty killers.“Everybody knows how good Justin and Mark are, so I think they’re starting to key on them a little bit more,” Mersch said. “They’re great playmakers. They make things happen on our power play. So I think guys just need to step up – me, Jake, Barney – making more plays, opening up more space for them so that they can create more opportunities.”Overall, Eaves said he is aware of the state of the special teams, but it’s improving – regardless of the off weekend it had on the road.“Special teams, the one side of it that has been disappointing from the beginning was the penalty killing,” Eaves said. “But it’s raised its level and we’re at a level now that we can compete and do a pretty good job on it.”