Association of winemakers and winegrowers Bregovita Hrvatska established

first_imgRegional organizations are becoming a key partner in the development of winemaking  Precisely with the aim of developing and strengthening winemaking in Croatia, the fourth regional viticultural organization was established, provided by the new Law on Wine Bregovita Croatia which brings together winemakers and winegrowers from the areas of Bjelovar-Bilogora, Karlovac, Koprivnica-Križevci, Krapina-Zagorje, Međimurje, Sisak-Moslavina, Varaždin and Zagreb counties and the City of Zagreb.  “Central Croatia has great viticultural and wine-growing potential, includes seven counties and the city of Zagreb, and 20 percent of the total Croatian wine-growing area is under vineyards. 17,5 percent of the total Croatian production of grapes and wine is produced here according to the records from the Viticultural Register, and it should also be pointed out that out of 12 protected designations of origin, as many as five at the level of viticultural subregions refer to central Bregovita Croatia., pointed out the vice president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for agriculture and tourism Dragan Kovacevic at the founding assembly, and added that he hopes that this is the beginning of successful operation of the Association and that together with three other existing regional associations (Vinistra, Vina Dalmacija and Graševina Croatica) will fit into a unique mosaic of climatic, historical, geographical and varietal specifics of Croatian regions . According to the new Wine Act, four wine regions have been defined: Slavonia and the Croatian Danube region, Croatia Istria and Kvarner, Dalmatia and the Central Bregovira Croatia.  RELATED NEWS: The importance of regional organizations is also recognized in the new Law on Wine, according to which they are in charge of promoting local winemakers and wines, including marketing labeling. They have become partners of executive bodies in the implementation of the national procedure for the protection of designations of origin and geographical indications of wine, and participate in strategic planning for the viticulture and winemaking sector through work in the Council for Viticulture and Enology of the Ministry of Agriculture. They are also the official partner of the Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food in proposing evaluators for work in the commission for organoleptic evaluation of wine and in the exchange of data on wine production and protected designations.center_img Wine exports on the rise Wine exports increased by 23 percent last year, primarily in the segment of quality and premium bottled wines and sparkling wines, but still cover only 53 percent of imports. Therefore, the creation and strengthening of regional organizations, along with addressing the gray market and excessive imports, is one of the most important links in the chain of increasing competitiveness and branding of Croatia as a wine tourist destination.  NEW WINE LAW ADOPTED: FOUR WINE REGIONS ESTABLISHED He was elected president of the Association Marko Miklaužić, owner of the Miklaužić winery, and was elected deputy Josip Tržec from the Saffron winery. “Winemaking and viticulture is the most developed part of our agriculture and contributes a lot to the economy. We are a tourist-oriented country, and we use very little of the resources of the continental part. We need to offer guests the best we have, and that is indigenous food and wine. Through the work of this Association, we will strive to improve it. “, said Miklaužić, whose family nurtures a long tradition of wine production in Popovača. last_img read more

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RE St Quintin loses Davies

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Cuba declares coronavirus pandemic ‘under control’

first_imgWith 1,862 people having recovered, Cuba has only 244 active cases.However, Diaz-Canel said the country could not become complacent given a spate of new infections since May 28. “This was a week in which the number of active cases and the number of daily cases increased in comparison to the previous weeks in which, as already announced, we were at the tail end of this epidemic,” he said on Saturday.”We need to keep focusing on how we’re going to eliminate the residues that remain, especially those associated with the incompetence or poor functioning of any institution, which give rise to events that can provoke a rebound,” he added. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has declared the coronavirus pandemic “under control” after the island nation registered an eighth straight day without a death from COVID-19.It paves the way for an announcement next week on Cuba’s strategy to gradually lift its lockdown.The country of 11.2 million has recorded just under 2,200 cases and 83 deaths from the virus. In any case, next week “we will be able to inform the people about how we will approach this phase and when we can do so.”Schools and borders remain closed, public transport has been suspended and the wearing of masks in public is mandatory.But with an economy largely dependent on tourism and external trade, and crippled by a six decades-long US embargo, Cuba can ill afford to remain in lockdown for much longer.Lockdown has worsened the social situation for millions of Cubans in a country that was already suffering from food and fuel shortages.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Preemployment card in-person training put on hold to avoid virus transmission

first_imgBut the number of green zones is decreasing, according to Denni, as a result of a surge in confirmed cases. The national tally for COVID-19 cases is 225,030 as of Tuesday afternoon.“Therefore, we were advised to delay offline training for the sake of not only the economy but also the health of the preemployment card recipients,” Denni said in a virtual presser.He added that the gap between big cities and some regions’ capacity in implementing the health protocols also hindered the plan. Moreover, holding in-person training with a limited number of recipients would be “economically challenging” as the budget for courses is still Rp 1 million (US$67.47) per recipient, he said.The decision came a day after the Jakarta administration reintroduced large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to slow down the growing rate of transmission and prevent the capital’s healthcare system from collapsing.Since its launch in April, the preemployment card, which is a mix of work training and financial support, has admitted 3.8 million recipients. Around 31 percent of them have received the Rp 600,000 monthly cash assistance, which they can get after completing one course on one of the eight partnering digital platforms.Denni added that the management team would also postpone a plan to accept offline applications aimed at helping applicants who did not have adequate internet access.Topics : The preemployment card program’s management team is putting on hold a plan to conduct in-person training to ensure the safety of recipients and instructors, says an official.Denni Purbasari, the executive director of the program, announced the decision on Tuesday following a meeting with national COVID-19 task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito.The government previously ordered Denni’s office to hold a pilot program for in-person training in so-called green zones, which were claimed to fare better than red zone areas in terms of COVID-19 infection numbers.last_img read more

Wolf Administration Releases Statement in Support of Federal Judge’s Order to Release Migrant Children from Berks County Residential Center

first_img National Issues,  Press Release,  Statement The Wolf Administration released the following statement in support of U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Judge Dolly M. Gee’s ruling on Friday ordering the release of migrant children held in the country’s three family detention centers, including the Berks County Residential Center in Leesport, Berks County:The Wolf Administration applauds the order of a federal judge announced late Friday to release children held with their parents at the Berks County Residential Center in Berks County and two other federal immigration detention facilities operated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Governor Wolf has been clear and consistent in opposing the facility’s use for family detention.Families, particularly those with children, seeking refuge and opportunity in the United States should not face indefinite detainment in guarded facilities while they wait for a day in court and a fair hearing of their immigration case. This is true all of the time, but it is especially important during a global pandemic when congregate settings have proven particularly vulnerable to the dangerous and extremely contagious COVID-19 virus. All people, regardless of their nationality or immigration status, deserve dignity, liberty and safety.In January 2016, the Wolf Administration revoked the Berks County Residential Center’s license to operate as a Child Residential Facility. Berks County, which operates the center under a contract with the federal government, appealed the revocation and the facility has been legally able to operate while its appeal is pending. The Department of Human Services has continued to conduct regular and unscheduled monitoring visits while the center operates during the appeal process. The Wolf Administration suggested several alternative uses for the facility, but Berks County officials were unwilling to consider them and chose to continue the contract with ICE for the detention center.The Wolf Administration will work with federal and Berks County officials to ensure the safe release of people in custody and provide any assistance necessary. We hope that this order marks the beginning of the end of family detention in the United States.Ver esta página en español. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration Releases Statement in Support of Federal Judge’s Order to Release Migrant Children from Berks County Residential Centercenter_img June 27, 2020last_img read more

Solvency at beleaguered De Eendragt Pensioen drops to 80% – report

first_imgSubsequently, the company reduced interest exposure by increasing the duration of its holdings in government paper.However, according to the supervisory board, falling interest rates, the combination of actuarial data predicting a further increase in longevity, and the completion of an internal calculation model for liabilities led to another solvency drop.According to its 2014 annual report, De Eendragt concluded that its weakened financial position would preclude any future indexation and therefore put its acquisition activities on hold, while four employers left the company after their contracts expired, leaving it with 37 clients at year-end.The board said it decided against liquidating the company and subsequently placing pension rights within the new APF pensions vehicle, pointing out that this would have changed participants’ guaranteed nominal pensions into ‘soft’ rights.It also warned that De Eendragt, if the regulator were to reject the ASR takeover, might be unable to honour its pension obligations.In this event, De Eendragt may be forced to make a rights cut, the board said. De Eendragt Pensioen has 5,275 active participants, 11,735 deferred members and 5,285 pensioners. Solvency levels at Dutch pensions insurer De Eendragt Pensioen, which is to be acquired by insurer ASR, dropped as low as 80% last year, according to its 2014 annual report.The funding shortfall – caused by a “combination of factors” – was so pronounced De Eendragt’s board concluded that putting in place a recovery plan on its own would have been impossible.Once regulators approve ASR’s acquisition of De Eendragt, for the symbolic amount of €1, the insurer is expected to increase De Eendragt’s solvency to the maximum level of 130%. Over the first quarter of 2014, De Eendragt boosted its solvency to the required level after divesting nearly the whole of its return portfolio, consisting of equities and real estate, in favour of its matching portfolio of German and Dutch government bonds.last_img read more

OEEC 2018: Watch the conference trailer

first_imgFind out what the extensive conference program of Offshore Energy is all about in our latest conference trailer. Offshore Energy addresses the technical, operational and commercial challenges associated with future sector growth.The Offshore Energy Conference addresses topics of interest to all levels of the industry ranging from young professionals to seasoned industry leaders. In three days the whole life cycle of offshore energy will be discussed, from prospect to E&P to decommissioning, covering topics ranging from technological innovation in various disciplines to industry wide strategic challenges.The three day program consists of Technical Sessions, Keynotes, Business Intelligence sessions, Master Classes, the Marine Energy Event and Offshore WIND Event.Offshore Energy 2017The three-day event on (22), 23 & 24 October 2018 includes an exhibition where an expected 600+ supply chain companies will showcase their products and services. Next to that, there is an accompanying conference that covers key topics and solutions for the offshore community. Last year Offshore Energy attracted 12,145 unique attendees representing 90 nationalities.For more information on the event go to www.offshore-energy.biz.last_img read more

Highest-paid official by Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee helped lobby Diack to secure votes

first_imgA former executive at Japanese marketing agency Dentsu, who was given millions of dollars to help Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has claimed he played a crucial role in securing the support of officials including Lamine Diack. According to Reuters, Haruyuki Takahashi was paid $8.2 million (£6.6 million/€7.5 million) for his work, which included lobbying senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) members, by Tokyo’s Bid Committee. Takahashi, reportedly the single largest recipient of money from the Committee, admitted he had given Diack gifts as part of his attempt to secure the vote of the disgraced former International Association of Athletics Federations President and other members. The Tokyo 2020 Executive Committee member denied wrongdoing and claimed there was nothing improper with how he used the money, Reuters reported. Takahashi insisted it was normal to give gifts, which reportedly included watches and cameras, to the likes of Diack, who is among those suspected of taking bribes to help Japan’s bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Under International Olympic Committee (IOC) rules, the giving of gifts was not prohibited and there was no specific cap on the amount which could be spent on them. “You don’t go empty-handed,” Takahashi told Reuters when asked about the gifts. “That’s common sense.” Loading… Takahashi added he was paid the money through his company, Commons Inc, to “wine and dine” those who could assist in Tokyo’s effort to win the race to host the Games. Dentsu, Tokyo 2020’s marketing agency, has regularly been forced to disassociate itself from allegations it has been involved in corruption cases due to its close links with Lamine Diack. Lamine Diack and Papa Massata Diack are at the centre of a corruption probe relating to the bid process for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. They are under investigation in France regarding alleged corruption over payments worth around $2 million (£1.6 million/€1.8 million) made to Black Tidings, a group with ties to Papa Massata. The former IAAF head, a member of the IOC during the time of the vote and who had considerable influence over the African members, has been under house arrest in France since 2015 in a separate case, where he is accused of corruption, influence-trafficking and money laundering linked to the Russian doping scandal. Diack’s trial in Paris had been due to start in January before it was delayed until June after prosecutors received documents concerning testimony from Papa Massata, a co-defendant in the Russian case. Read Also:Too rich to bribe: Diack junior denies Russian doping graft Former Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda, chair of the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee, is also being investigated over allegedly authorising the payments to Black Tidings. Takeda, who denies wrongdoing, resigned as JOC President and as a member of the IOC last year after he was implicated in the scandal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Of The Most Powerful Women Across The GlobeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Role6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key Role7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Valuelast_img read more

Bertha Fledderman age, 82

first_imgBertha C. Fledderman, 82, of Everton, passed away Thursday morning, June 2, 2016 at Heritage House of Connersville, where she had been a resident for the past five months.She was born July 1, 1933 in St. Leon, IN, one of eight children of William B. and Mary Rose Fischer Wuestefeld.On June 11, 1955, she was married in St. Leon to Clifford B. Fledderman. Following their marriage, they came to Connersville and they had lived in Everton since 1959. Mr. Fledderman died October 5, 2015.After many years of service, she retired from the Everton Water Corporation.She loved to clean and she loved to bake pies.She was a member of St. Gabriel Church, the bereavement committee and enjoyed helping with the annual Fall Festival.Survivors include three children: Wayne Fledderman and wife, Jennifer, of Greenwood, IN, Sandra Peters and husband, Randy, of Claremore, OK, and Linda Reese and husband, Jim, of Connersville; a son in law, Larry Lutz of Clarksville, TN: nine grandchildren: Jennifer Lewis, Mike Lutz, Rana Peters, Cassandra Peters, Thomas Peters, Zoe Peters, Sarah Reese, Stacy Reese and Jillian Fledderman; five great grandchilden: Coby Delucio, Hannah Delucio, Morghan Lewis, MaClayne Lewis and Reese Blackburn; two sisters: Rita Berger of Cincinnati and Alice Hughes of New Alsace, IN; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.She was preceded in death by her husband and two daughters, Wanda Fledderman and Brenda Lutz, two brothers and three sisters.Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Dustin Boehm at 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2016 in St. Gabriel Church and burial will be in the Everton Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. Sunday at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m.Memorial contributions may be made to St. Gabriel Church or the Everton Volunteer Fire Department.Friends may also visit anytime online at millermosterrobbins.comlast_img read more