Dispute between the City of Dubrovnik and Excelsa nekretnina resolved: The Dubrovnik cable car starts operating

first_imgAlthough ATMs are located in private premises, the fact is that they disturb the views of the historic core and the UNESCO protected site, and thus disturb the view of the same. “These are significant funds for the City of Dubrovnik that we will spend on improving the infrastructure, starting from the sports one onwards”, Said the Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, adding that the City of Dubrovnik will earn around 10 million kuna annually from the concession fee. This decision was made due to pressure and protests from the citizens of Dubrovnik, who expressed their dissatisfaction due to “ATMophobia” in the old town. They placed flowers in front of ATMs in protest. At yesterday’s 23rd session of the City Council, an out-of-court settlement was reached between the City of Dubrovnik and Excelsa nekretnina doo as well as the Decision on granting a concession, thus creating all conditions for the continuation of the popular Dubrovnik cable car. the city of Dubrovnik was closed this year. Certainly, as the Dubrovnik cable car was one of the TOP attractions of all visitors to Dubrovnik, and as its closure caused the most damage to Dubrovnik as a destination. So resolving this dispute is certainly great news for Dubrovnik. ” The fine is 10 thousand kuna per legal entity and two thousand kuna for the responsible person. Penalties will be written every day because the law allows it, so we will see if it suits anyone to receive a 300 thousand kuna fine”Pointed out the Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, writes Dubrovnik Diary. ATMs are leaving the old town Certainly a move to praise and finally the introduction of order in Dubrovnik. When we talk about sustainable development, we are certainly talking about the space and identity that we must preserve, which is our most valuable resource. Unfortunately, we are a decade behind, if not more, behind such a mindset, but the example from Dubrovnik is proof that it is still not too late and that we can still save what can be saved. The decision made it forbidden to install ATMs as well as other devices and advertising cabinets, and that the existing ATMs must be removed within 30 days, unless the owner receives the approval of the Conservation Department of the Ministry of Culture. Dubrovnik councilors also adopted amendments to the Decision on Communal Order, which should ring ATMs in the historic center if the owners do not obtain the approval of the conservator. The dispute between the City of Dubrovnik and the company Excelsa nekretnina, which are the owners of the famous Dubrovnik cable car, has finally been resolved. Photo: Pexels.com Thus, the debt from the past will be settled, with which the City of Dubrovnik will be paid HRK 26 million, and from now on the variable part of the concession fee is determined in the amount of 15% of revenues from the sale of cable car tickets, while the concession is granted for 50 year. Cover photo: Dubrovnik Cable Carlast_img read more

‘J-Bo’ draws praise from Bo with play

first_imgFor the Wisconsin men’s basketball team, this season has been as highly anticipated as any in its history. The Badgers received the No. 9 ranking in both preseason polls and were ranked fourth in the country by CBS sports. Senior forward Alando Tucker has received just about every preseason award a player can, and senior guard Kammron Taylor was also named as a candidate for the John R. Wooden award, given at the end of the year to the nation’s best player. “I don’t read too much into it right now,” said UW head coach Bo Ryan of his players’ performances so far this year. “You get opportunities, and every coach, whether it’s an offensive coordinator or defensive coordinator [in football], or a head coach in basketball, you put guys into positions, and either they perform or show that they’re ready to get more out of their performance, or they’re not quite ready yet.”Although Ryan is reluctant to draw many conclusions from the season so far, a few things have already become apparent. Taylor and Tucker have shouldered the scoring load, leading all Wisconsin players in the season-opener with 21 and 20 points, respectively. While the contributions of these two players have been more or less expected, the beginning of the season has also unveiled a couple pleasant surprises, both by the name of Jason. Guard Jason Bohannon, or “J-Bo” as he is called at practice, has emerged as the Badgers’ top freshman. His shooting proficiency was on display in the Badgers’ first exhibition game against UW-Stout when he scored 11 points on 4-7 shooting, including two three-pointers. He followed up that performance with two more from behind the arc against Carroll College. Although he was recruited largely because of his shooting ability, he has displayed much more so far this year. Talent, particularly in freshmen making the jump to college basketball, is sometimes hidden by a lack of confidence. However, unlike many true freshmen, Bohannon is unafraid to take the open shot, as evidenced by his exhibition performances. In the season opener against Mercer, he demonstrated his passing ability, matching starting guards Taylor and Michael Flowers with three assists. Bohannon has also shown the ability to handle the ball under pressure both in the half- and full-courts, and his savvy has not gone unnoticed by his coach.”He is very intelligent when it comes to picking up things from film, from practice drills, rotations defensively,” Ryan said. “He’s good with the ball. He made a couple really good decisions with the ball in [Sunday’s] game. Guys like playing with him because he finds them. Defensively, he understands ‘help-and-recover.’ He’s an intelligent player who doesn’t back down from anybody any time.”The other Wisconsin Jason, senior forward Jason Chappell, has also been impressive this year. Most notably, he led the team in scoring in the first preseason game with 14 points on 6-7 shooting while averaging five rebounds per game. Even more valuable to the Badgers has been his increased willingness to be a floor leader, particularly in getting the younger players accommodated with Ryan’s unique swing offense. “He’s a year older,” Ryan said. “He redshirted the one year after the knee surgery and gained some confidence last year with some things that he did. You go into the next year, and you want to be better. He’s worked extremely hard to be able to be a contributor in this program. He has contributed, and hopefully he’s got a lot more to contribute.”last_img read more

Trojan falls in qualifying round of Winter Olympics

first_imgUSC’s only winter Olympian in the Sochi games missed her chance to earn a medal on Saturday. Jung-Hwa Seo, a moguls freestyle skier from South Korea who according to her Facebook page is set to graduate from USC in 2014, finished No. 14 in the qualifying run for the women’s mogul event on Saturday.24-year-old Seo almost missed the qualifying round after a bad fall during a practice run on Friday. The Korea Times reported that Seo fell while practicing at Sochi’s Rosa Khutor Extreme Park and suffered “concussion-like symptoms.”After putting Seo through several medical tests at a local hospital, doctors cleared her to compete just hours before Saturday’s event.“She suffered a light bruise to her cervical vertebrae,” an official from the Korea Ski Federation told the Korea Times. “However, the injury isn’t severe and she will be able to compete on Saturday.”Seo’s efforts were not enough to get her a medal, as only the top 10 skiers advanced to the next round. Seo finished outside of the top 10, at 14th in the qualifier and 24th overall with a score of 14.16.Seo also competed in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, where she similarly failed to make it past the qualifying round.In Seo’s event, Canadian skier Justine Dufour-Lapointe took home the gold, with sister Chloe winning silver and American Hannah Kearney securing the bronze.Following her event, Seo posted a message on Facebook.“The result is not [what] I was hoping for [over the] last few years but I am satisfied … that I tried and pushed myself … until the end … Thank you [to] everyone who helped me,” Seo wrote on her profile.Though the university has more Olympians, medalists and gold medalists than any other university in the world, the vast majority of USC Olympians compete in the summer games. Seo is one of only four winter Olympians to have attended USC.Overall, 420 USC alumni have competed in the Olympics since 1904. USC alumni have won 135 gold medals, 88 silver medals and 64 bronze medals, but no USC alum has ever won a medal in the winter games. USC athletes have appeared in the Winter Olympic Games nine different times.If USC were a country, it would rank No. 12 for its number of gold medals. Trojan Olympians have represented 60 countries and competed in 28 different sports.USC set a new school record in the 2012 London Olympics with 25 total medals, including 12 gold medals.last_img read more