That Slavonia can and knows differently is an example of furniture manufacturer Ancona grupa doo from Đakovo, which has been entrusted with equipping five hotels in the United States, from New York through Washington to Miami, writes Business diary.It is about Ancona Group from Đakovo, which produces furniture in its own production, and employs over 120 employees. “These are two hotel chains there and an international competition. Four hotels belong to the Club Quarters chain, three of which are in New York and one in Washington, these four we have to equip by the end of the year. I’m going to America next week because of an arrangement for a possible four more outfits next year. There are indications that this could turn into a very serious business. It has also been agreed to equip a hotel belonging to the Even chain, located in Miami, and we have to deliver it by March or April next year. We sent a model room to America for a project in Miami, and to equip hotels in New York and Washington is already working hard in production”Points out the owner of Ancona Group, Markica Stanušić for Poslovni dnevnik.Photo: Ancona groupExactly one “small” company from Croatia managed to contract the equipping of five American hotels in 2017 and 2018 through a regular tender. You know when you apply for a job and if you have the best offer you get a job. So simple and normal, right?”I was on a trip to America last year for Christmas and New Year. I accidentally booked the Club Quarters hotel and when I arrived, I expected a lot more. We went through a dozen hotels, but the furniture seemed terribly cheap, modest. I contacted an agent I met at the fair and asked if we had the opportunity to compete there. There was a competition, and just for that hotel where I stayed for the first time. We called and – passed ” Stanušić points out and adds that his new client has so far imported everything from the Blistok East, and never from Europe. “I don’t know what they expected here, but when they saw the company, the facilities, the model room, our approach to work, they went in amazement”Concludes Stanušić.Let’s buy Croatian. Meet them – Ancona GroupRelated news:EXCELLENT COOPERATION! PRIMA FURNITURE EQUIPPED BLUESUN 5-STAR HOTELSHOTEL ESPLANADE RECOGNIZED THE QUALITY OF CROATIAN FASHION DESIGN AND CREATED A COLLECTION OF NEW UNIFORMS FOR HOTEL RECEPTION EMPLOYEESLUXURY TOURISM IS NOT GOLDEN FAUCETS BUT QUALITY DESIGN
The eight-year-old son of King’s Best provided his trainer Johnny Murtagh with his biggest success last season when winning the valuable Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot in October. He also claimed a Group Three prize at the Curragh in August, along with a Listed event at Leopardstown in July. Murtagh said: “He is in great form, he is fit and well and we are looking forwarding to seeing him run on Sunday.” Press Association Royal Diamond is reported in “great form” ahead of his seasonal debut in the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan on Sunday. Dermot Weld has made a blistering start to the 2014 Flat season and is represented by Pale Mimosa. This five-year-old daughter of Singspiel won Listed contests at York and Leopardstown last year, while she finished a close-up fourth to Royal Diamond at Ascot. Weld said of his Dr. Ronan Lambe-owned mare: “She has wintered well, and she is coming along nicely. She is having her first run of the season at Navan and I expect her to come on for it.” Saddler’s Rock finished ahead of Royal Diamond in the St Leger at the Curragh in September, but he was then beaten into fifth by Murtagh’s charge at Ascot in October. The six-year-old failed to make an impact in two starts at Meydan over the winter and trainer John Oxx is hoping the rain stays away from Navan before his latest assignment. He said: “He needs good ground, so rain won’t suit and I think it is forecast for Saturday night. We are hoping he will run a good race and it should be a good prep race for the Ascot Gold Cup.” Sir Ector enjoyed a fruitful campaign last year, winning both the Ulster Derby and the Movember Handicap, while he was just three and three-parts of a length off Royal Diamond in a Listed race at Leopardstown last July. He ran a fine race on his last start to finish a close-up fourth in the Martin Molony Stakes at Limerick, on what was his second outing of 2014. He is stepped back up to a mile and six here, and trainer James Lambe said: “He is in good form, the trip should suit, the ground should suit and hopefully he will run a nice race.” Leading Light, who won the St Leger at Doncaster in September, never landed a blow in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp but can be expected to make his presence felt now on his first start of the season. The Willie McCreery-trained nine-time winner Leah Claire and the twice-raced Cosmic Cannonball for Jim Bolger complete the field.
In a disappointing start to the 2019 regular season, the UW-Madison men’s soccer (2-6-1, 3-6-1 Big Ten) team showed some promise in last week’s 0–0 tie to the reigning national champion, Maryland.The Badgers were led by stellar play once again by senior goalkeeper, Dean Cowdroy. In the double-overtime deadlock, Cowdroy turned in his best performance of the year, notching nine saves and his first clean sheet of the regular season.Men’s Soccer: Badgers rally behind Cowdroy, draw with Maryland in double OTThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (2-6-1, 0-0-1 Big Ten) backed into Friday’s contest against Maryland (4-3-1, 0-1-1), having Read…Cowdroy and the Badgers hope to continue their strong play in this week’s match-ups against UW-Milwaukee (4-5-0, 1-2-0 Horizon) and Michigan State (1-5-2, 1-0-0 Big Ten).The Badgers will look to capitalize on the opportunity a competition against the Panthers offers. The Panthers hobble into this week, losing five of their last seven games including the last three. In those three losses, they only scored one goal total.Senior Evan Conway will look to shoulder the load offensively for UW-Milwaukee. The forward from Whitefish Bay is coming off an impressive 2018 campaign, being selected to the Horizon League’s second team and leading his team in total points acquired. In 2019, Conway picked up right where he left off, leading the team in goals once again.Men’s Soccer: Struggling Badgers fall to No. 4 Indiana, unranked MarquetteComing into the season, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team surely predicted that Indiana would test their defensive endurance and force Read…After traveling to Milwaukee, UW-Madison returns home for a bout with Michigan State.It has been a trying season in East Lansing. The Spartans began the year with five consecutive losses and have yet to find their identity on the year. Like Wisconsin, Michigan State looks to build off of a strong showing last week as the Spartans put together a complete game on the road against Rutgers, defeating the Scarlet Knights 3–0.Michigan State goalkeeper Hunter Morse has been stellar so far for the Spartans. The 6-foot-3 redshirt sophomore from Huron has only allowed one goal per game with an astounding .833 save percentage.Though Morse has not received the necessary support from the Spartans’ attack, the sophomore goalkeeper continues to play at an extremely high level.Men’s Soccer: Badgers fall to Butler, Portland without scoring a goalThe first true road test for the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (2-4-0) ended in disappointment, a shutout defeat Read…In order to get the season back on track, it is crucial for the Badgers to have a good week. Wisconsin proved last week they can compete with the Big Ten’s best — now it is all about consistency.Following this week, UW-Madison travels to Piscataway to take on Rutgers before returning to Madison for a non-conference game against Southern Illinois.
Former Ghana coach Guissepe Dossena is tipping the Black Stars, who are yet to click into gear-to reach the final of the 2013 Africa Cup Nations.The Italian led the Black Stars to a quarter-final berth at the 2000 tournament which was co-hosted by Ghana and Nigeria.Dossena, a member of Italy’s 1982 FIFA World Cup winning squad, believes the Black Stars will rediscover their playing style as the tournament progresses.“Ghana has become a power house and on paper can go all the way, but I still think their level and calibre is not as high as compared to the team we saw at the World Cup 2010,” Dossena said.“I have seen them in their first Afcon match and it was a below average performance in my opinion but once they wake up they will be unstoppable – they have it in themselves.”Ghana need just draw against Niger in their final Group B match on Monday to secure a quarter-final berth.
Despite playing catch-up following a brief stay on top of the Group D standings in the second round qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah never lost hope of reclaiming the summit.Following their 2-0 win over Lesotho in Maseru on Sunday, the Black Stars are back in first place and one point ahead of Zambia.It was back in June of last year when the Black Stars led the group after the opening matches but ceded their lead to Zambia in the subsequent matches.However, the outcome of the penultimate fixtures has changed the guard at the top with Ghana, leap-frogging the Chipolopolo’s.After watching John Boye and captain Asamoah Gyan score against Lesotho to lead the group, Appiah says going on top might have come too soon though he always expected it.“I always believed that we would be on top before we end the group but maybe it’s come so early,” the Black Stars coach said in a post game interview. “Zambia were leading and unfortunately for them, they drew yesterday [Saturday] and we had to take advantage of coming to the top.”The victory over Lesotho was Ghana’s second away victory in ten days – after defeating Sudan 3-1 last Friday – to keep alive hopes of reaching the third-round stage of qualifying and a third consecutive World Cup appearance.Appiah, a former Ghana captain says his players should take the credit for the job done.“They [players] should have been on holidays but when they came back home we took them to Ethiopia to prepare. They were really determined to win this two games – Sudan and Lesotho,” Appiah said.For the Ghana coach, who had always insisted that there is no margin for error at this stage of the campaign, his next focus, is the game against Zambia in September. “I personally take a game as it comes and now that we are done with Lesotho, my concentration will be on our game against Zambia.“But looking a the way we played, I believe if we continue and patch up a few mistakes, we will go very far,” he said.Winners of the second round stage will advance to the final round where ten sides will be paired off for the final stage during October and November with the winners of the five home-and-away ties qualifying for Brazil 2014.