The Government of the Republic of Croatia adopted amendments to the Decision on determining the list of companies of strategic and special interest to the Republic of Croatia

first_imgAt the press conference after yesterday’s session of the Government, the Minister of State Property Goran Marić explained the changes to the Decision on determining the list of companies and other legal entities of strategic and special interest to the Republic of Croatia.As Marić pointed out, so far there have been 49 companies on that list, while from now on there will be 40, which is a consequence of a systematic analysis of the situation and that the changes are logical, rational and economically justified.The companies that were removed from the list, 11 of them, are the Zagreb-Macelj Motorway, Bina-Istra, Brijuni Riviera, Brodarski Institute, Croatian Agency for Mandatory Stocks of Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Underground Gas Storage, Central Depository and Clearing Company, Aeronautical Technical Center, Vukovar Port, Đuro Đaković Holding and Mali Lošinj Airport.He said the reason for removing those companies from the list is that they do not meet the criteria needed for a particular company to be on the list. “In order for a company to be on the list of strategic interest, it must be of infrastructural importance for the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Croatia must be the owner of that company.”, Said Marić, and as an example he cited Bina Istra, whose Republic of Croatia is not the owner, and which is ready for restructuring, recapitalization and privatization.Also, four companies that were on the list, but on the list of special interest, are now being moved to the list of strategic interest, namely APIS, Državne nekretnine, Hrvatska pošta and Jadrolinija.At the same time, two companies are included in this list, namely ACI and Croatia Airlines. On this occasion, Minister Marić announced that a large investment is planned, ie a project to build an ACI marina in Mali Lošinj, which will activate state property that has been neglected for 27 years.last_img read more

How the Stars rated against Nigeria after the shoot-out triumph

first_imgThe Local Black Stars’ gallatry ensured they marched on to a 4-1 shoot-out victory over Nigeria to confirm Ghana’s superiority over the West African rivals.Stephen Adams and Asiedu Attobrah hogged the headlines at the Free State Stadium after a ten-man Ghana side managed to hold Stephen Keshie’s men throughout the regulation minutes in a 0-0 stalemate before marching on to a 4-1 triumph on shoot-out.Though Abeiku Ainooson won the Man-of-the-Match rates the performance of Maxwell Konadu’s men.Stephen Adams – 7.5What a tournament he has had in South Africa. Ghana’s subsequent shoot-out victory can solely be credited to agility. The Aduana Stars shot-stopper pulled an unbelievable stop in extra-time added-time to help Ghana stay in the game. He has put himself in strong contention for a place in Kwesi Appiah’s final squad for the 2014 World Cup as he now poses a considerable challenge to Fatau Dauda and Adam Kwarasey.Abeiku Ainooson – 7After Kwabena Adusei’s sending off, the Asante Kotoko full-back came to live in the game as he had to multi-task. He was powerfully strong in tackles and not afraid to get forward and also treated the Nigerian forward lines with a fist of iron.Tijani Joshua – 7Combining duties in a difficult game like this always demand something special and dedication and the All Stars defender made a big statement about his ability. Slotted effortlessly into the centre of the back four, showing good understanding with Nuru Sule after Adusei’s dismissal. Great player! Nuru Sule – 7Saw two of his free headers directed waywards from inside the Nigerian box. Calmness personified at the heart of Ghana’s backline during late second-half onslaught but was strong and efficient in his tackles. Did not shirk challenge of keeping the Nigerian strikeforce quiet.Kwabena Adusei – 5The Asante Kotoko defender’s fate was always clear from the start. He went into tackles with suicidal strength and his challenges were really reckless.Picked bookings in either halves and got kicked out of the game by the Zambian referee. Michael Akuffo – 7Inspirer! Exceptional from the penalty spot. At his best bombing forward from Ghana’s midfield especially in the first half but limited to defending in most parts of the second-half and the extra-time.Took leadership responsibilities after Jordan Opoku was replaced.Jordan Opoku – 6.5The Asante Kotoko midfielder capped a superb performance from midfield with his exceptional defence-splitting passes. Powerful box-to-box display. Asiedu Attobrah – 8Undoubtedly Ghana’s best performer on the night. The New Edubiase man had something special on the offer. His well-struck penalty handed victory to Ghana after the Nigerians have missed twice. After Ghana’s numerical disadvantage, it was Attobrah who made the difference.Theophilus Anobaah – 7The former Ghana U17 invitee had fearlessness in his game from midfield. He never shrunk going forward and took the battle to his opposition and won most of them. He created the spaces and won vital set-pieces for Ghana.Yahaya Mohammed – 6 It won’t be unfair to say he overworked himself in the game. Obviously the tactical ploy failed to work with Seidu Bancey who was playing a supporting role from a behind-striker role.The Asante Kotoko man had to drop to the midfield to create space for himself which sapped his energy. Forced out of the game with injury.Seidu Bancey – 5.5Not what Ghana fans expected to see from the Ghana Premier League leading scorer. Not the most productive of nights for the Kotoko man. Although plenty of running into space, he often found himself well marshalled by the Nigerian defence.Subs: Samuel Afful – 5, Latif Mohammed – 5.5, Sulley Mohammed – 5last_img read more

Dora Mildred McDonald, 94, Wellington: June 25, 1919 – Nov. 14, 2013

first_imgTo leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at Dora McDonaldDora Mildred McDonald, age 94, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away Thursday afternoon, November 14, 2013 at Sterling House in Wellington, KS.  She was a former employee of Albin Furniture which later became Horton’s Furniture.  She worked as interior decorator for Horton’s in Wichita for many years. Dora married J. A. “Jake” McDonald on  March 9, 1938 in Medford, OK.  He preceded her in death on December 20, 2002. Dora Mildred (Larimore) McDonald was born on June 25, 1919 in Harrison, AR to Jess Harmon Larimore and Margaret Louise (Dees) Larimore.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jake; brothers, Floyd and Lloyd Larimore; and sisters, Helen Philippe and Leola Harris. Survivors include her two children, Larry McDonald and his wife Wanda of Las Cruces, NM and Linda Moore and her husband Robert of Frisco, TX; 2 grandchildren, Melodie McDonald and Lance Jensen; and one great grandchild, Jennifer Jensen. Funeral Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church on November 19, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.  Pastor Brent Clayton will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Mary-Sarah Circle at the church, Junior Cosmos Club, J. C. Society, and past President of BPW. Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 1:00 – 8:00 P.M. A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.last_img read more

Wire-to-wire Fairhaven win for Lizzie Prior

first_img4 May 2015 Wire-to-wire Fairhaven win for Lizzie Prior Teenage international Lizzie Prior pulled off an impressive wire-to-wire victory in the girls’ championship at the weather-hit Fairhaven Trophies in Lancashire.“I was gunning for a win, but it’s a lot nicer to know I started in the lead and ended in the lead – that’s definitely an achievement for me,” said Prior, from Burhill in Surrey. She was five-under par for 54 holes and won by three shots.England also retained the Nations Cup, thanks to Hollie Muse (West Lancashire), Toby Briggs (Dunston Hall) and George Gardner (Castle Royle) who won by four shots from Ireland. Muse, who was joint runner-up in the girls’ event, was also in last year’s winning team.Briggs came close to giving England a clean sweep of the titles. He finished runner-up in the boys’ championship, two strokes behind Sweden’s Joacim Ahlund.The tournament was hit by heavy overnight rain after the second round and the final day’s play was reduced from 36 holes to 18. When play finally got underway, conditions were excellent. “It was bright and sunny, really nice,” said Prior.She came to this event with memories of last year, when she shared the lead at the halfway stage, only to stay in the slipstream as Lancashire’s Sophie Lamb played the last two rounds in nine-under par.This time, Prior was determined to win: “I wasn’t going for second!” she said afterwards.She opened her account with a score of three-under 72 which led the girls’ event by a shot from rivals including another girl international, Emma Allen of Hampshire. She added level par on the second day, when breezy, wet conditions made scoring tricky, and extended her lead to two shots. A final round of two-under 73 clinched it for her and she finished three clear of Muse and Scotland’s Shannon McWilliam.Briggs, meanwhile, was moving steadily up the leaderboard in the boys’ event after sharing 29th place on three-over 75 after the first round. He scored level par 72 on the second day, helped by holing a fairway shot for an eagle two on the par four seventh. It moved him into a group of players who shared fourth place, which also included Sam Done (Kenwick Park).In the final round Briggs, an U16 international from Norfolk, returned two-under 70 for a total of one-over par. It set a challenging target for the remaining four players to chase – and only Ahlund got past him. Done, who scored 71 in the last round, took third placeClick here for full scoreslast_img read more

Pitt, Savage sacked 21-10 by Georgia Tech

first_imgPittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Devin Street (15) can’t hang onto the intended pass under pressure form Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive back Demond Smith (12) in the second half of their NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Atlanta. Georgia Tech won 21-10. (AP Photo/David Tulis)by Charles OdumAP Sports WriterATLANTA (AP) – The sacks total continues to climb against Pittsburgh and quarterback Tom Savage.Pitt, last in the ACC in sacks allowed, again struggled to protect Savage as Georgia Tech turned up the defensive pressure in its 21-10 win over the Panthers on Saturday night.Jeremiah Attaochu had two of Georgia Tech’s season-high five sacks. Robert Godhigh ran for two touchdowns for the Yellow Jackets.Pitt (4-4, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) was held without a first down in the first quarter and managed only 55 total yards in the first half. Savage threw a 12-yard scoring pass to Tyler Boyd on the Panthers’ first possession of the second half, cutting Georgia Tech’s lead to 14-10.Savage completed 25 of 37 passes for 233 yards with one touchdown and one interception. The senior completed each of his four passes on the Panthers’ lone touchdown drive.An ineffective running game and inability to protect Savage made it difficult for Pitt to maintain the momentum. The Panthers were held to minus-5 yards rushing on 21 carries.“It’s frustrating losing,” Savage said. “It doesn’t matter if we win 3-0, our offense will be satisfied.“We’ve just got to find a way to win.”Pitt trailed 14-3 at halftime.“Just put it on me,” Savage said. “I’ve got to find a way to put the ball in the end zone and give my receivers a chance.”Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald had a season-high 11 tackles, one sack and forced two fumbles. He had a career-high six tackles for losses.Pittsburgh added a freshman starter to an already inexperienced offensive line. Left tackle Dorian Johnson made his first start, becoming Pitt’s first true freshman offensive lineman to start since Joe Thomas in 2006.Johnson started ahead of redshirt freshman Adam Bisnowaty, who played as a backup.Pitt coach Paul Chryst said an injury to Bisnowaty forced Dorian Johnson into the lineup for the difficult matchup against Attaochu.“Dorian was challenged tonight, but he did some good things,” Chryst said. “He did some things where he got beat. I need to do a better job of helping him on some of those things.”Pitt began the day last in the ACC with its average of 3.43 sacks allowed per game. The Panthers have allowed 29 sacks.Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said he was aware Pitt “had a couple of freshmen tackles.” Johnson said he saw an opportunity for Attaochu.“Jeremiah is a pretty good pass rusher,” Johnson said, adding Attaochu “was kind of caving in” the pocket.“He’s a handful to block one on one,” Johnson said. “He plays with a big motor. He plays hard and he’s quick off the ball.”Georgia Tech (6-3, 5-2) overcame two lost fumbles for its third straight win.Linebacker Jabari Hunt-Days had a sack and three tackles for losses. Defensive tackle Euclid Cummings had 1.5 sacks. Attaochu, who had 10 sacks in 2012, made the biggest impression on Savage.“He’s a great player,” Savage said. “He’s fast and he did a great job.”Vad Lee’s 42-yard pass to DeAndre Smelter set up Godhigh’s second touchdown run, from 11 yards, with less than 3 minutes remaining.David Sims had a touchdown run for Georgia Tech.Lee completed 5 of 10 passes for 84 yards – with exactly half of the production coming on the late pass to Smelter. Lee had 17 carries for 44 yards.Savage led Pitt on a final long drive after Godhigh’s second scoring run. Savage’s final pass was intercepted by safety Jemea Thomas at the Georgia Tech 4 with 33 seconds remaining.Sims had 18 carries for 94 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, but lost two fumbles. Godhigh had six carries for 89 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.Pitt netted only 1 yard on its first three possessions as Georgia Tech’s defense produced a series of tackles for losses on third downs.Attaochu’s first sack of Savage ended the Panthers’ first possession on three downs. Hunt-Days tackled running back James Conner for a loss of three yards on Pitt’s second series.On Pitt’s third series of plays, Attaochu again broke through the line to hit Savage just as the quarterback was trying to unleash a third-and-8 pass. The wobbly short pass was caught by center Artie Rowell. Georgia Tech declined the ineligible receiver penalty.Chris Blewitt kicked a 44-yard field goal in the second quarter for Pitt.The teams were playing for the first time since 1976.last_img read more