At 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.
Defending Champions Dolphins Basketball Club and First Bank’s Elephant Girls dominated the second phase of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League which ended yesterday in Asaba, Delta State.They are yet to lose a game in the league since the jump ball in the first phase in Abuja. Both teams are likely to go down the wire in the Final Eight slated to hold in Lagos.Yesterday, First Bank did nothing to earn maximum point as the Elephant Girls walked over Sunshine Queens of Akure. Kano team, AHIP, similarly walked over Zamfara Babes. In other matches, Benue Princess beat IGP Queens 51- 45 while Nigeria Customs also defeated First Deepwater 49-31.While expressing joy over the quality of play in the second phase, sponsors of the league, Zenith Bank Plc officials commended all the teams for putting up good shows in the first and second stages of the 2016 edition of the league.They said that they were looking forward to even better performances at the finals in Lagos to show to the rest of the continent that the women league here can make any other in the continent.“We are committed to the development of basketball and we are happy that the teams taking part in the league are good ambassadors of the game,’” conclude an official from one of the branches of the bank in Delta State.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The Los Angeles Clippers entered their game Saturday against the Sacramento Kings with a record of 3-1 since star power forward Blake Griffin went down with a staph infection in his right elbow.It was suggested to coach Doc Rivers that perhaps Griffin’s injury is a blessing in disguise because it’s making others step up even more. DeAndre Jordan had three monster games in succession before Saturday, Glen “Big Baby” Davis is getting more minutes off the bench and consequently contributing more.Rivers at first scoffed.“I’m not going there, I can tell you that,” he said before the Clippers made it 4-1 without Griffin with a 126-99 victory over the Kings before a sellout crowd of 19,133 at Staples Center. “I thought our defense was really good tonight, it was able to get me going and get us in transition and we did a good job of moving the ball,” said Rivers, who came over in a trade from Boston via New Orleans. “I was ready to shoot.”Rivers never played a game for Boston after being traded from New Orleans. He said he is stoked the way things are working out.“It has been big for me,” he said. “You go to a situation where there is an opportunity; professional sports are all about opportunity and fit. … I love New Orleans, but I just did not fit in there as well as I do here. I fit in great.”Chris Paul wasn’t shocked at what he saw.“He (Rivers) is just aggressive,” Paul said. “He shot shots when they were there. He played the right way and he shared the ball. He can play. We are not surprised at that.”J.J. Redick scored 24 points for the Clippers and made 4 of 6 from 3-point range. Sixth-man Jamal Crawford scored 23 points, Paul had 10 points and doled out nine assists and Jordan scored 11 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Jordan played only the first couple of minutes of the third quarter because he took his fourth foul at the 9:27 mark and went out. Davis contributed five points, eight rebounds and three assists.The Clippers, who led by as many as 37 points three times in the fourth quarter, made 14 of 35 (40 percent) from 3-point range.DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings (19-35) with 21 points and Rudy Gay scored 15. Omri Casspi had 11 points and 17 rebounds off the bench.Sacramento shot just 34.1 percent (30 of 88) from the field, proving what Austin Rivers said about his team’s defense. Cousins was just 6 of 19. He talked about the 16-0 Clippers onslaught that changed the game.“When they were on their run, we really didn’t know how to bounce back from it,” Cousins said. “I think some fatigue kicked in as well and our energy level went down. We let them gain confidence and they just ran away with the game.”Doc Rivers praised the overall play of the second unit.The Clippers, now in a virtual tie for fourth in the Western Conference with Portland (36-18), next play host to Memphis on Monday. The Grizzlies (39-14) are in second in the West. Rivers said that, “obviously,” it’s never good when your best players get hurt. But he admitted that there is something positive that can come out of it.“Hopefully, your team gets a little tougher mentally because they have to survive without their key guy,” Rivers said. “Hopefully, a couple of guys get their rhythm, start playing better, get their confidence. That’s what you hope when you have an injury to a key guy and I hope that’s what’s happening.”It certainly happened for Austin Rivers, son of Doc, in this one as the younger Rivers scored a career-high 28 points in 26-plus minutes off the bench. He shot 11 of 19 from the field, 5 of 9 from 3-point range. He scored seven of his points during a crucial 16-0 run that saw the Clippers (37-19) go from trailing 29-19 late in the first quarter to leading 35-29 early in the second.“His confidence has grown since he has been with the Clippers and that is good for him,” Doc Rivers said of his 22-year-old son.Austin Rivers afterward talked about his fine effort. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error