Arcotel Allegra in Zagreb is closing its doors

first_imgBack in 2003, the ARCOTEL Allegra hotel was opened in the center of Zagreb, and now, 15 years later, at the end of December 2017, the lease agreement at the Branimir Center expires. ARCOTEL Hotels Group tried to extend the lease agreement, but it did not materialize, so this 150-room hotel closes its doors on December 31, and until then it will operate in full.”We as a hotel group wanted to continue working with this hotel. We believe in the destination and we are interested in new hotel projects in Zagreb“, Explains Martin Lachout, CEO of ARCOTEL Hotel AG.The ARCOTEL Group is positioned in the business and city hotel segment with currently 11 hotels in Austria, Germany and Croatia. In August 2017, the third hotel in Vienna, ARCOTEL Donauzentrum, was opened. The family-owned company, founded in 1989 in Vienna, attaches great importance to a personal and individual environment with an international standard and top quality, and the group employs more than 850 satisfied employees.”ARCOTEL Allegra has grown in my heart and I have many fond memories of this hotel. We would like to thank all our guests, clients, business partners and companions”, Concludes Dr. Renate Wimmer, owner of the ARCOTEL group.last_img read more

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Messi Punishes Guardiola’s Man City with Hat-trick

first_imgGROUP BTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsNapoli 3 2 0 1 8 6 2 6Besiktas 3 1 2 0 5 4 1 5Benfica 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4D’ Kyiv 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3 1 Ozil on rampage as Gunners crush Ludogorets 6-0 GROUP ETeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsMonaco 3 1 2 0 4 3 1 5Tottenham 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4Leverkusen 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3CSKA 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2 RESULTS GROUP ATeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsArsenal 3 2 1 0 9 1 8 7P S G 3 2 1 0 7 2 5 7FC Basel 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5 1Ludogorets 3 0 1 2 2 10 -8 1 GROUP CTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsBarca 3 3 0 0 13 1 12 9Man City 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4M’gladbach 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3Celtic 3 0 1 2 3 12 -9 1 GROUP HTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsJuventus 3 2 1 0 5 0 5 7Sevilla 3 2 1 0 2 0 2 7Lyon 3 1 0 2 3 2 1 3D’Zagreb 3 0 0 3 0 8 -8 0center_img GROUP FTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsDortmund 3 2 1 0 10 3 7 7Real Madrid 3 2 1 0 9 4 5 7Sporting 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3Legia 3 0 0 3 1 13 -12 0 GROUP GTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsLeicester 3 3 0 0 5 0 5 9Copenhagen  3 1 1 1 5 2 3 4FC Porto 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4Brugge 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8 0 Leverkusen 0 – 0 Tottenham CSKA 1 – 1 MonacoBrugge 1 – 2 FC PortoD’Zagreb 0 – 1 SevillaLeicester 1 – 0 CopenhagenLyon 0 – 1 JuventusMadrid 5 – 1 Legia Sporting 1 – 2 Dortmund Arsenal 6 – 0 Ludogorets Barcelona 4 – 0 Man City Celtic 0 – 2 M’gladbach D’Kyiv 0 – 2 BenficaBayern 4 – 1 PSVRostov 0 – 1 Atlético Napoli 2 – 3 BesiktasPSG  3 – 0 BaselShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona punished 10-man Manchester City in the Champions League on Pep Guardiola’s return to his old club last night.City was competitive in the first half, but made far too many errors against a ruthless Barcelona revelling in Messi’s return from injury.A Fernandinho slip inside his own box put Messi clear for his first, then Kevin de Bruyne lost possession allowing Andres Iniesta to set up the Argentine for a left-footed strike into the bottom corner.The evening got worse for the visitors when goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was sent off for handling outside the box and minutes later Messi struck again.Barcelona was also reduced to 10 men in the last 15 minutes as substitute Jeremy Mathieu was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Raheem Sterling, but by then the damage had been done.Willy Caballero saved a late Neymar penalty – but the Brazilian scored from open play minutes later to complete a comprehensive win for the La Liga side.The victory maintained Barcelona’s 100 per cent start in Group C and extended their lead over City to five points.And it was another miserable return to the Nou Camp for Guardiola. During his celebrated four-year tenure as Barcelona manager the Catalan won 14 trophies, but he has now twice lost heavily to the Spaniards – the other being a 3-0 first-leg semi-final defeat with Bayern Munich.Messi’s compatriot Sergio Aguero was only named on the substitutes’ bench for City as Guardiola chose De Bruyne in the ‘false nine’ position, with Raheem Sterling, David Silva and Nolito in support.If it was a surprising decision, the tactics were largely effective in the first half as City, crowding the midfield and pressing high, proved Barcelona’s equal in terms of possession and passes and were undone by the sort of mistake it is impossible to protect against.The visitors had chances of their own too. Nolito forced Marc-Andre ter Stegen into action, while John Stones should have headed home a wonderful David Silva free-kick.But City’s fate was sealed before the hour when Bravo clumsily passed to Suarez and, despite being outside the box, instinctively saved the striker’s chip, leaving referee Milorad Mazic with little option but to send him off.To add to City’s woes Pablo Zabaleta was forced from the field, the captain injured in the build-up to Bravo’s sending-off and replaced with Gael Clichy. City reverted to a three-man defence, but more goals followed.Elsewhere on the night, Mesut Ozil scored a hat-trick after stunning goals from Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott as Arsenal dismantled Ludogorets Razgrad in a ruthless Champions League display.Sanchez got the first with a masterful chip from just inside the box.Walcott powered a curling shot home after Ludogorets’ Wanderson hit a post.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain smashed a loose ball into the corner for the third, before Ozil scored three times in a game for the first time in his career.The Gunners have now won seven games in a row in all competitions – scoring 23 goals – and are undefeated in 11 matches.Their last defeat was at home to Liverpool on the opening day of the Premier League season.Victory over Bulgarian champions Ludogorets means Arsenal top Group A ahead of Paris St-Germain, who beat Basel 3-0, on goal difference.STANDINGS GROUP DTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsAtlético 3 3 0 0 3 0 3 9FC Bayern 3 2 0 1 9 2 7 6FC Rostov 3 0 1 2 2 8 -6 1PSV 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4 1last_img read more

Audit Washington paid too much for child care

first_imgA new state audit finds that the state of Washington made more than $2.6 million in overpayments to child care providers employed by the Working Connections Child Care Program between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010.In addition, the state Auditor’s Office questioned the legitimacy of more than $241,000 in other payments and concluded that the agencies that administer Working Connections have inadequate controls to detect fraud and report errors. Working Connections is administered by the Department of Early Learning and the Department of Social and Health Services. It helps low-income families pay for child care while they work, look for work or attend job training as required by WorkFirst, a state public assistance program.In 2010, approximately 60,000 children were enrolled in the program for either full-day or half-day care. That year, the program paid more than $300 million to nearly 19,000 providers, including 7,400 who were licensed or certified by the Department of Early Learning.Auditors compared daily child care attendance records with paid invoices for 146 providers, including one provider in Clark County who received a $95 overpayment. Overpayments resulted from a variety of mistakes, including providers’ failure to keep records, theft of records, and too many days claimed by providers. Some records were missing a parent signature or contained invalid signatures.last_img read more