After 11 long years, the light is finally visible at the end of the tunnel around the future of the Marjan Hotel in Split. Namely, the bankruptcy proceedings at the Commercial Court in Split against the bankruptcy debtor “Adriatic” dd in bankruptcy were completed by issuing a conclusion on the sale, reports Free Dalmatia. By 2021, an additional two billion kuna will be invested in the tourist part of the Group, which will bring 95 percent of hotel capacities to the highest level of supply, announced Adris at the end of last year. After the opening of the luxury hotel Park in Rovinj, investments will follow in Split, of course if everything goes according to plan around the hotel Marjan, and in Zagreb and Dubrovnik in hotels HUP Zagreb, which Adris bought from Andjelko Leka last year. Thus, Fina will sell an electronic public auction of a hotel of 5679 square meters, a substation, a parking lot, three yards and stairs, all together almost 12 square meters. According to the accepted estimate, the price was set at HRK 432 million including VAT. ADRIS WILL INVEST TWO BILLION HRK IN THE TOURIST PART OF THE GROUP BY 2021 Željko Kerum bought the Marjan Hotel in 2005 through a tender. He paid 170 million kuna, three times more than the requested 57 million kuna. Less than four years later, a contract was signed with the Hilton, and Kerum became mayor a few months later. The works on “Marjan” were soon interrupted, and in 2015 everything ended with the bankruptcy of the company “Adriatic. RELATED NEWS: It would be a real “miracle” if Adris did not buy Hotel Marjan and thus not become a 100% owner of this extremely valuable property. Namely, in December 2017, Adria resort, a company within the Adris group, concluded an Agreement on the purchase and sale of all receivables with associated mortgages on real estate owned by the bankrupt company Adriatic dd from Split. If another investor interested in the Marjan hotel appears, then he should additionally buy receivables from Adris, which is very unlikely. THE MOST LUXURIOUS HOTEL ON THE ADRIATIC OPENED, GRAND PARK HOTEL
Therefore the Super Eagles of 2018 going for the World Cup tournament in Russia are rugged and experienced enough to face Croatia, Iceland and Argentina. It is my hope and belief the team will survive the group matches and move on to the knock out stages.Are you satisfied with the quality of preparation and the teams chosen to play the Super Eagles by Coach Gernot Rohr?This team looks like one of the best prepared since 1994 when Nigeria first debuted at the World Cup tournament. You heard Mikel Obi the captain doffing his hat on behalf of the team to President Muhammadu Buhari during their visit to Aso Rock before leaving for Russia. On a comparative note the Olympic team that was prepared by Samson Siasia was a disaster from the get go, which was no fault of Coach Siasia who in fact used his own contacts, made his personal efforts and used his resources to see the team get to where it got to before its exit. This team has enjoyed the goodwill and administration of the present NFF and the Federal Government. This is cause for cheer.Some are already speculating the distortions of the past helped to awaken the fighting spirit of the Super Eagles. This generation of the Eagles they surmise has no rallying point, nothing to wake up its daring spirit and the recent losses do not suggest it can face a formidable team as Croatia. Do you align with this line of thought or believe Rohrâ€™s experimentation at this last minute is good for us?I think our boys are more prepared in this World Cup tournament. What is happening now by way of exposure was what should have been done for our last squad to the Olympic soccer tournament. Unfortunately this did not happen. Rohrâ€™s squad has played several matches it won and therefore cannot be experimenting with his team. I believe this is a young team and will go places as the years unfold. With a few more tournaments such as the African Cup of Nations, they will be better prepared for a global fiesta as this. However, for Russia 2018, the team, I am optimistic will go farther than the knock out stages. Let us agree with Rohr that nobody should write off his team based on their recent performances.How would you compare this team with the 1994 Super Eagles squad?How can you compare a young team like this with a 1994 squad when they have not really been exposed to a major tournament? Some people may feel comfortable with criticisms, with comparisons and passing their verdicts but I refuse to join issues with them. Letâ€™s watch them play and then we can see how they fare.What is your advice to the team?They should play as a team not as individuals. Mistakes will be made and this not be a reason to be bogged down either as individuals or as a team. Team spirit not individual display of skill should be the guiding force. It should not be an attempt aimed at scoring goals simply to win applause or shine over and above the others. It is not who scored the goal or goals that should drive the team but the team work that produces the right results based on the coachâ€™s game plan. You have to hustle for ninety minutes. The goal scorer is not necessarily the best in the field, team spirit not individual performance should be the watchword.I have my own surprise for the Super Eagles. In addition to giving them a moral support I have a little surprise for them based on the performance they put up as the game progresses.Whatâ€™s your impression of football or soccer development in the country given our low rating by FIFA?I donâ€™t think we have moved forward. Move back to the 1970s and 1980s. See how Bendel Insurance came from nowhere to beat Enugu Rangers 3-0. People played football with passion and an air of patriotism and we produced the Best Ogedengbes of the IICC Shooting Stars the Emmanuel Okalas, the Segun Odegbamis and the Christian Chukwus. Today football has been politicised. The referees, generally the match officials and the administration of football in the country have been over-politicised and by extension even at the international level except that in our case there are inherent problems preventing us from moving forward and except we sit up the world is not going to wait for us. That explains why we are lagging far behind. The entire system needs an overhaul in the short and long runs. Corruption also looms large in the system affecting a lot of issues most importantly the officiating where for example the referees officiate badly. All these loopholes must be plugged if we must move forward.As the patron of the veteran Rangers International and the current Rangers FC, you have been organising events that are turning out to be very popular in America. How consistent are you on this at least in recent times?Of course I am. By way of update, it will interest you to know that the next re-union will be coming up in September 2019 in Boston and the familiar faces like Christian Chukwu, Emmanuel Okala and my friend Francis Monidafe of Bendel Insurance will be at the Boston Re-union.How did your interest in Rangers FC begin?We all grew up knowing Rangers FC. In the 1970s and 1980s. Every child in my generation grew up loving Rangers FC. In our days these clubÂ represented our equivalents of the foreign clubs European clubs we so much admire today. I also realised back here that most of these soccer legends had issues taking care of themselves especially their healthlong after their active years playing football. So part of my own way of giving back to society is what I have been doing, helping to respond to the welfare of these players by inviting them over here to mark series of activities through a re-union and running a check on their health in partnership with some very successful former Rangers FC players who live and do work or do business here in the US.Partnership with the national team is also an ideal platform that would help to improve the lot of our players just as on an individual level some of the players like Segun Odegbami who is my good friend. I would love to partner with; I would love to partner with thenational team to ensure the best of welfare package for the playersÂ while the veterans remain relevant for the period they are around. Some of our players have suffered financial humiliation and neglect and this must not be allowed to continue.Of course I remain the Patron of Rangers FC home and abroad.During your visit to the country in 2016 you paid a courtesy call to Governor Ugwuanyi. Was football one of the issues discussed?We discussed football and the welfare of our players with emphasis on Enugu Rangers FC. This was happening at the time the morale of Rangers FC players was at its low. They needed some motivation, a fulfillment of promises, someone to re-awaken their sagging morale. That was what I did, I promised them the incentives they should expect and delivered once the team became vibrant again, standing on both legs. It is all about honoring a pledge. Our leaders must learn to deliver a pledge once it is made. I was physically present to motivate them and for every match they won it came with some millions plus N50, 000.00 for every individual goal scored. The boys and the team as a whole were fired into action and I got what I needed. I am glad the current Super Eagles through Captain Mikel Obi thanked President Buhari for delivering on promise in terms of welfare. I am also glad that former Super Eagles Technical Adviser Bonfrere Jo has been given the house he was promise for doing a good job for the country. This is the ideal I have been preaching about and practicing.You are a Nollywood actor. Can you also talk about that and how you combine all this with your being an active businessman operating in Charlotte North Carolina?Nigeria is a blessed country, blessed in virtually every department man can ask from God. Starting from football, the best soccer players come from the US but we are lacking in the area of discovery. We are very talented but many of us are yet to be noticed. Today Nollywood comes after Bollywood which ranks first followed by Nollywood of growth and output not revenue generation where Hollywood remains the king. Nigeria’s film industry, is the second-largest in the world in terms of volume. Some 2,500 films are produced annually, well ahead of Hollywood and second only to India’s Bollywood. I have featured inabout seven films with such known actors and actresses as a Nollywood director. I made my investment in him and sometimes when I am here. Mercy Johnson, Yul Edochie, Regine Daniel, Ebele Okaro, Queen Nwokoye, K Daniel, Rachael Okonkwo alia Nkoli Nwakpuda. I am also supportive of the director Onyenze, Richard Amobi also called Onyenze.The industry is growing here in the US.Can you again unwind your American experience?Whatever apparent success that has so far smiled at me has happened over time. Thank God for my little Taj Mahal but as the saying goes, Rome was not built in a day. I came here as a student and went in January 1984 at the peak of winter and had a brief stint academically in New York before proceeding to North Carolina. By way of work experience I started as a dish washer, graduated to a cook and later pizza delivery staff. I graduated with an honors degree in Accounting from Shaw University in 1987, after only three years with a Masters degree also in Accounting from Strayer University in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am a licensed real estate broker with second business in Homecare. My family has been very supportive of me my mother, brothers and sisters, my beloved wife, a physician known as Yu Yu and my four lovely kids.kShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Life Patron of Enugu Rangers FC Charlotte North Carolina based property mogul, Benson Ejindu has asked Nigerians to give the Super Eagles support as they go out today to face Croatia promising some financial reward as he has done with the local teams, if they live up to expectation. His last advice is that they should play as a team and avoid unnecessary display of selfish football. He spoke with NDUKA NWOSU in Charlotte North Carolina.What is your assessment of the quality of players chosen by the coach preparatory of the Super Eagles World Cup outing beginning today in Russia?Most of the players chosen by Coach Gernot Rohr are already tested foreign players who have proven their mettle at global fiestas. That also tells me this coach is not a risk taker. He wants to get his acts right from the get go. A player of the type he has chosen has beenexposed at different times to all manner of hazards and can stand his ground no matter the consequences. The players have gone beyond being equated with local championships and the hazards of home advantage. Let me give you an example: in the days when Rangers International FC locked horns with Vasco da Gama, Vasco showed incredible strengthfighting Rangers and occasionally brought the club to its knees. But that was as far as it went. Beyond Enugu, Vasco was a different kettle of fish. Thar fighting spirit against Rangers often melted whereas Rangers could play away matches and win with ease.
Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” I donâ€™t think I ever met Sibyl Wells. If I had, I donâ€™t remember.We may have had a conversation. I may have taken her picture sometime, somewhere.But when she died at 97 years of age, I placed her obituary on Sumner Newscow on Oct. 22, 2015 without any kind of recognition or remembrance (see obit here). Did I remember reading that obituary the first time? Not in the least.We feature a lot of obituaries on this site. Since April 17, 2015, Sumner Newscow has run 193 obits. I would venture to say I recognize about 30 percent of the people, who have left us recently. Unfortunately for myself, Sibyl Wells was not one of them.So goes life. After placing her obit, I moved on not remembering.Members of the Sumner Regional Medical Center Endowment learn of sizable donation.But then something happened. I received an e-mail in March from Sumner Regional Medical Center. The endowment foundation was receiving a sizable donation from someone who had recently died. I learned that Sibyl Wells had donated more than $100,000 to the service organization that helps the local hospital with philanthropy endeavors including the purchase of equipment.That was quite a gift, and when I heard it was her, I drove back home to search this site to see if we had featured her obituary. We had.I learned that day, Ms. Wells was born near Benton, Kans. on April 18, 1918 and died in Andover. She attended a country school for 8 years and was a 1936 graduate from Wellington High School. She married Alvin â€œChubâ€ Wells and would live in Wellington for the bulk of her life.I learned that she worked for the Allis-Chalmers dealership for 35 years and then the Sumner County Clerkâ€™s office for another 20, retiring in 1998. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Wellington for over 60 years.And according to the obituary, â€œshe was a member of the Red Hat Society and joy to all who knew her.â€I felt bad that I didnâ€™t get to know her. She sounded like a great, great lady.Wellington Public Library board celebrates sizable donation.Then, just last week, the Wellington Public Library called with an announcement. I learned that a donation was forthcoming in excess of $100,000 to the library. And that name popped up again. That donation was from Sibyl Wells.Do the math: this woman had just donated more than $200,000 to the community.Her legacy has been sealed. Humanity is restored.In many ways, it is a cold world we live in today. We have politicians who are more interested in serving special interests than helping their constituents. Social media has exposed the underbelly of our hatred and ignorance.Iâ€™m guessing today we are as angry as a society than ever in our history. I donâ€™t see it getting much better anytime soon.But there is still humanity. We see it every day – those who quietly go to work to feed their families and make their lives better; those who support our schools, our churches, our towns; and the fact we still know how to love. I believe there is a spiritual being, protecting us from ourselves.And there are still people like Ms. Sibyl Wells, who are making their corner of the world a better place to live.At the SRMC foundation gathering, Ms. Linda Kirby, Ms. Wellsâ€™ attorney, told the group that Sibyl loved Wellington.I know I canâ€™t speak for the community, but Ms. Wells, I can say I love you for making my home community a nicer place to live.Perhaps, I can tell you thanks in the afterlife, and get to know you. You sound like the kind of person we all should aspired to be.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +7 Vote up Vote down Jane Cole · 225 weeks ago I worked with Sibyl at Ernie’s Farm Equipment. She was always very nice and very professional. It just goes to show that regular people can make a difference in this world. Report Reply 0 replies · active 225 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Don Bryant · 225 weeks ago Thank you, Tracy for sharing this article on such a humble and compassionate lady. As Sibyl Wells Pastor, I can assure everyone that she was a caring and generous person. Mrs. Wells enjoyed life and certainly had a great love for Wellington. Her generosity went well beyond her financial philanthropic gifts for she was friend and example to so many that she encountered on her journey in this life. Even the staff at the Andover Court Assisted Living shared what great joy she brought to their lives. I know she was one that loved the Wellington Community and her faith was one that taught her to be a blessing to others. She accomplished this in both life and in death. She also remembered her church with a gift from her estate. Don Bryant, Pastor First Christian Church of Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 225 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down southside resident · 225 weeks ago Mrs. Wells certainly picked two institutions the library, the hospital that need financial support at this time. Both library and hospital serve citizens with the least amount of resources to the ones with the most. The library in particular is a quiet, safe place to go to read in peace if that is what you want or to meet with others for shared interests. Yes, what a wonderful person she was to share for the good of all. Report Reply 0 replies · active 225 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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