Hotel Medora Auri in Podgora won the prestigious TUI Nordic Blue Star award

first_imgOnly a year after the opening, the Medora Auri Hotel in Podgora was awarded the TUI Nordic Blue Star 2017 Gold Award for the best rated hotel by a guest of this prestigious market concept.The Blue Star concept is part of TUI Nordic’s offer, as well as its longest-lived and most popular brand. All 34 hotels in Europe, as well as 22 hotels in other world destinations, have common characteristics in this concept – a variety of facilities and services for families and couples in facilities of categories 4 and 5 *, especially sustainability, environmental protection and modern technological solutions. . “The Gold Award, based on the ratings of the guests who stayed at the Medora Auri Hotel, is extremely important for the hotel and the Society as a whole and because the Medora Auri Hotel is the first facility from Croatia to win the Gold Award, ie first place in one of the TUI’s market concepts. This is especially important for us because of the construction of a positive image of Croatia as a destination of excellence and high quality tourist product. In the same competition, the hotel won a silver award for the quality of WiFi and a bronze award for the overall maintenance and cleanliness of the hotel. These awards represent an additional incentive to all employees of the Company to further improve the quality and create an exceptional experience of staying in our facilities.Said the President of the Management Board Zrinko Kamber.Medora repaid debts from pre-bankruptcy prematurelyAt the beginning of the month, Medora hotels from Podgora prematurely settled all their obligations of the Company from the pre-bankruptcy settlement, both to the Ministry of Finance and to all other creditors in full, and the early payment achieved the preconditions for concluding the pre-bankruptcy settlement.According to the Medora Hotel, the early repayment of liabilities was made partly from own funds and partly from a special-purpose loan of Zagrebačka banka dd in the amount of EUR 4,53 million, with a currency clause in kuna equivalent at the middle exchange rate of the CNB. The loan repayment period is 10 years, and no later than October 31.10.2027, 4,20. year, with a variable regular interest rate of XNUMX% per annum.After last year’s renovation of the Medora Auri Family Beach Resort hotel, in which they invested more than 15 million euros, in 2018 Medora plans to continue investing in the two remaining hotels and camps.last_img read more

Golf tourney to support MDI’s Park Street Playground Project

first_imgBAR HARBOR — The 23rd Annual David Harding Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, June 7, at Kebo Valley Golf Club.The tournament, hosted by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, will benefit the Park Street Playground Project. In 2011, Amy Schwartz established the project with the Bar Harbor (Mount Desert Island) Rotary Club to remodel and revitalize Bar Harbor’s public playground.In 2016, the Bar Harbor/MDI Rotary Club assumed leadership of the community project with the goal of completing it in 2017. The playground is located next to the MDI YMCA in Bar Harbor.The tournament will be conducted in a scramble format with a noon shotgun start and is open to women and men. Registration is $90 per person and includes a golf cart, gifts, evening barbecue and prizes. A total of $2,200 will be given out in prize money. Two hole-in-one contests will be held — one for a 2016 Chevy Trax LT all-wheel drive from Darling’s Chevrolet and another for a Vespa Scooter from Stanley Scooters.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textTo register to play in the tournament, call Cathy Planchart at 667-0660, ext. 4655, go to any branch of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust or visit read more

Muguruza Stands Between Venus, Record as Oldest Grand Slam Winner

first_imgVenus Williams and Garbine Muguruza will meet in the Wimbledon women’s singles final at the end of an intriguing and ‘wide open’ draw. Johanna Konta’s ambitions of becoming the first British female winner at Wimbledon since Virginia Wade in 1977 were ended by Venus Williams while Muguruza dismissed Magdalena Rybarikova, the story of the tournament, in convincing fashion.Will it either be Williams, at 37, who secures her sixth Wimbledon title or Muguruza lifting the Venus Rosewater dish for the first time today? We profile both players…  Venus WilliamsVenus has enjoyed a stellar career, albeit often overshadowed by her younger sister Serena, winning seven Grand Slam titles but remarkably she is still competing at the top echelons of women’s tennis.The American, playing at her 20th Wimbledon, is back in her first singles final at the All England Club since 2009 – when she succumbed to Serena – after gathering momentum and form as the tournament has progressed.The seven-time Grand Slam champion has had to battle her way into contention at the major tournaments over recent years after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, Sjogren’s Syndrome, in 2011.The condition had a debilitating effect on her energy levels and she did not make it past the last 16 in the singles at a Grand Slam tournament between 2011 and 2014.Fast forward on a few years and Williams has reached her second Grand Slam final this year after she suffered another defeat to Serena in Melbourne at the start of the year. She had gone nearly eight years prior to the Australian Open final without reaching a showpiece major final.Venus is breaking records at this year’s Wimbledon. Having already become the oldest player to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam she is now a step away from becoming the oldest Grand Slam champion in the Open Era (since 1968).“I’ve played a lot of finals here, it’s been a blessing,” Venus said ahead of Saturday’s final. “I can’t ask for more, but I want a little more.”Williams is a household name not only for the tennis fraternity but across global sport and Venus has now played at the French Open and the ongoing Wimbledon without 23 Grand Slam winner Serena, who is preparing to give birth to her first child later this year.Williams, the No 10 seed, has showed her power from both wings throughout her performances at Wimbledon this year and her fitness has looked impeccable, highlighted by her comprehensive victories over rising stars Naomi Osaka and Ana Konjuh alongside recent French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in successive rounds.Garbine MuguruzaMuguruza, who won the French Open last year, is aiming to become the first female Spanish player to win at Wimbledon since Conchita Martinez, her coach, in 1994.She has had the tougher path to reach the final, including defeating world No 1 Angelique Kerber in three tight sets and former two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, but is into her second Wimbledon final.The 23-year-old, who is into her third Grand Slam final, is once again facing a Williams. However, this time it will not be Serena but Venus and on current form, she has the artillery to become a Grand Slam champion for a second time.Her victory against Kerber, who will lose her world No 1 spot at the end of the tournament, showed her mental resilience having lost the first set, while her victory against the unseeded Magdalena Rybarikova in the semi-finals was a demonstration of her consistent power hitting from the baseline.Muguruza’s regular tour coach Sam Sumyk is absent from Wimbledon and from what we have seen over the past two weeks there can be no doubts about the positive influence Martinez is having.The 2015 Wimbledon finalist has always appeared to have a game well-suited to grass. Her tall frame enables her to get a good early strike on her opponents with her first delivery and she has backed this up with assured groundstrokes and a willingness to approach the net when the opportunity presents itself.“I think she’s helping me to deal with the stress of the tournament, because it’s a long tournament,” said Muguruza about the influence of Martinez.“Not that I’m doing something different, honestly. But, you know, to have her by my side gives me also this confidence of having someone that has won before.”If Muguruza is able to replicate her 22 winners from the semi-final and keep her unforced errors down then she will be well placed to overcome Venus in her third career major final.Venus Williams  Name  Garbine Muguruza37 Age 23June 17, 1980 Birthdate October 08, 1993Palm Beach Gardens, FloridaResidenceBarcelona, Spain6′ 1″ (185 cm) Height 6′ 0″ (182 cm)160 lb (73 kg) Weight 161 lb (73 kg)Right-handed Plays Right-handed1994 Turned Pro 201124 Yrs on Tour 720 singles (0 doubles) YTD Wins 14 singles (0 doubles)$1,823,733 Earnings $2,999,388center_img Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more