Sveti Ivan Zelina gets an aquapark worth six million euros

first_imgThe City of Sveti Ivan Zelina has been handed over the main project, ie the complete project documentation for the Zelina Aquapark, which the City will now send to public law bodies and request their consent for the issuance of a building permit.The aquapark project will be realized in the area of ​​the former Zelina pools, which in the second half of the last century were one of the most beautiful tourist centers in continental Croatia and a favorite picnic spot for thousands of Zagreb residents and others who came to swim in Sveti Ivan Zelina.The last fifteen years are no longer in operation, and in 2013 the City of Sveti Ivan Zelina began preparing the space and documentation to revitalize this area again. The project documentation consists of 14 parts of the main project and 4 studies, and was prepared by the company PulSaR arhitektura doo from Zagreb. “Obtaining a building permit is the final step before starting work. It is the most concrete indicator of our seriousness and determination to realize the Aquapark Zelina project, which the citizens are looking forward to.”Said Mayor Hrvoje Košćec during the handover of documentation.The conceptual solution for Aquapark Zelina was made by the company ActionPark WaterScapes from Spain in 2016, which is designed so that the project is realized in stages. In the first phase, water surfaces intended for swimming, bathing and relaxation will be built, as well as slides that can be used by adults and children.The first phase will also include a large “castle” with seven slides, and later a tall mega slide with other facilities will be added. There are locker rooms, toilets and other mandatory facilities for managing the aquapark, but most of the space will be used for catering and entertainment facilities that can operate throughout the year – club space in the basement, restaurant on the ground floor with terrace, large hall on the first floor which will serve for a larger number of guests and various ceremonies, exercise halls, wellness, spa or beauty facilities and the like.The estimated value of the project is 6 million euros, and the Aquapark Zelina project is also included in the list of capital projects of the Investment and Competitiveness Agency.last_img read more

Gabriela Knutson has dominated tiebreakers to move up rankings

first_imgOn Sunday, Gabriela Knutson was in a familiar place. Tied at six apiece in the third set against Wake Forest’s No. 36 Emma Davis, No. 11 Knutson was entering her seventh tiebreaker in as many matches.Most tennis players feel anxious or stressed out during tiebreaks, Knutson said. But she feels “at ease.”Knutson took the first point of the tiebreaker on a forehand slice against Davis and didn’t relent, winning the tiebreak 7-5 and the match 6-0, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5).“I wish I had a recipe (to win tiebreaks),” Knutson said, “I just have a lot of confidence down the stretch.”After facing five-straight ranked opponents and posting a 4-1 record during that time, Knutson has relied on tiebreakers to help lead her to an 11-1 season record in singles, the best mark on SU (11-3, 3-3 Atlantic Coast). She’s won six of the seven tiebreaks she’s played this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKnutson’s knack for controlling tiebreakers first showed itself on Feb. 24 against Brown’s Alyza Benotto. After dropping the first set against Benotto, 2-6, Knutson fought off a 5-6 deficit to force her first tiebreaker of the season. The junior, who had only dropped two sets at the time, was entering uncharted territory for the season.Despite the early setbacks in the match, Knutson took the set on a 7-4 tiebreak and swept the third set to remain perfect on the season.“If you know you are the better player,” Knutson said the week after defeating Benotto, “you’re going to get it done.”A week after a first set tiebreak helped lead Knutson to a 7-6 (7-6), 6-1 victory at Harvard, Knutson split two tiebreakers against Virginia Tech’s then-No. 61 Natalie Novotna to help lead her to a win in three sets.Against North Carolina’s then-No. 8 Alle Sanford, Knutson faced first and second set tiebreakers and eased through both of them. After it was announced that Knutson was ranked No. 11 in the nation on March 6, the highest ranking in SU women’s tennis history, she gave some credit to her play in tiebreakers as a factor for the rise.Though Knutson prefers to not trail in a match, she said she “knows she can win any match” the moment it enters into a tiebreak.“It’s a lot of pressure,” Knutson said, “You have to focus on every single shot and everything you do. You just have to lock in and assert your dominance from the start.”Syracuse has eight matches remaining this season, all in conference. Six of its eight opponents are ranked in the top-50 in the country, and as Syracuse faces one of the toughest stretches of its season, Knutson knows her consistency at first singles will be key. Five of the upcoming opponents feature a singles player in the top 54 in the country — probable opponents for Knutson.“The ACC is one of the best conferences for tennis,” head coach Younes Limam said on Feb. 15. “When we play in conference, we know we’re facing the best.”As competitiveness rises in conference play during the final month of the season, tiebreakers will be key to Knutson’s success against ranked opponents, she said.“I have won all the tiebreaks before,” Knutson said, “so I just have to be like, ‘You know what, I got this.’” Comments Published on March 20, 2018 at 9:44 am Contact KJ: kjedelma@syr.edu | @KJEdelman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more