An excellent initiative of the Zagreb County Tourist Board in the promotion of local winemakers

first_imgCan other tourist boards join this action and make the same or similar promotion in their area, and thus at least a little help to local winemakers who are also directly affected by this situation? By the way, the vineyards of Zagreb County belong to the wine region Bregovita Hrvatska. They are located on elevated terrains, which are the slopes of mountains and lower mountains, which on their southern slopes have excellent conditions for the production of high quality grapes.  You still get to react – it takes one call and one post on the social network. Among the most successful projects, county brands stand out – such as the Kingdom of Zelina and the Portuguese Plešivica. There are also three wine roads – Samoborska, Plešivička and Zelinska, while in the Ivanićgrad region bordering Moslavina, there is a “Land of Scarlet”. In a moment of emergency or crisis communication, the worst thing is not to communicate. While most tourism entities recycle old content, it is certainly commendable to see such initiatives and different communication. Small but important details that make a difference. Maybe these moves, like many others, will not make a significant difference, because realistically in this situation where tourism, as well as practically the whole economy, cares, there is simply no measure or action that will make a “miracle”, but it shows a sign of attention and how cared, which is a very valuable currency today. Also, another good move by the Zagreb County Tourist Board should certainly be pointed out. As there were excellent initiatives to open FB groups with a list of local family farms that sell products and deliver as well as the boom of opening web stores for the same, Zagreb County Tourist Board made an effort and gathered all e-markets in Zagreb County in one place. The Zagreb County Tourist Board, in cooperation with the famous GRIFFIN Sparkling Wines winery from Plešivica, has launched a “prize game” on its official Facebook page in which participants will have the opportunity to win a bottle of Griffin Dark Side champagne for the Easter table. e-MARKETS #kupujmolokalno In the coming days, more winemakers from the Zagreb winery will join this promotion, points out Ivana Alilović, director of the Zagreb County Tourist Board, such as winemakers from the Zelina Wine Road, Škrlet from Moslavina, wines from the Samobor area, etc.… Of course, this action will not sell hundreds of wines, but it certainly gives a positive example and a different way of communication, and thus the promotion of local products. According to county data, Zagreb County, with its 5 million vines planted on more than 900 hectares, is at the very top of the Republic of Croatia in terms of the number of winemakers, wine labels, wine roads and wine-growing and wine projects in general.  The promotion lasts until Thursday (April 09.04), and you can find more details on the official FB page Zagreb County Tourist Board . An excellent move by the Zagreb County Tourist Board, since these moves promote local wineries, ie winemakers from the Zagreb County. The climatic characteristics of the Zagreb County area have conditioned the development of a typical continental assortment. These are the same varieties as in neighboring countries, and introduced in these areas a hundred years ago (mostly Chardonnay, Rhine Riesling, Pinot Noir, Gray, Black, Sauvignon White, Silvanac Green, Graševina). Many vineyards also grow old Plešivica varieties ( eg žuti plavec), in the Zelina area the original variety kraljevina, and according to Moslavina also the autochthonous škrlet. Of the international black varieties, portugizac, syrah, merlot, cabernet sauvignon are important. In the multitude of information and communication noise, it is good to have a list in one place. Look for online markets in the Zagreb County here Wine region – Bregovita Hrvatskalast_img read more

World welcomes New Year amid wilds fires, protests

first_imgIn Australia, a million revelersthronged Sydney harbor and nearby districts to watch more than 100,000fireworks explode above the city, even as thousands of people along thecountry’s eastern seaboard sought refuge from the bushfires on beaches. The traditional drop of a Waterfordcrystal ball on Times Square in New York capped a six-hour New Year’s Eve show.Intermittent rain did little to dampen the festivities as hundreds of thousandsof people were treated to performances by pop star Post Malone, the Korea-popband BTS, and singer song writer Alanis Morisette. Large crowds gathered in Europeancapitals for spectacular firework displays that lit up the skies over landmarkslike Big Ben in London, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the Parthenon in Athensand the Kremlin in Moscow. The demonstrations came despite PrimeMinister Narendra Modi’s attempts to dampen protests that have run for nearlythree weeks. (Reuters) Sydney decided to press ahead with itsfireworks despite calls by some members of the public for the display to becanceled in solidarity with fire-hit areas in New South Wales, of which thecity is the capital. Thousands in Hong Kong welcomed 2020 onneon-lit promenades in the picturesque Victoria Harbour, breaking intopro-democracy chants shortly after the countdown to midnight.center_img But amid the celebrations of a New Yearand decade, old tensions threatened to flare up. North Korean leader Kim JongUn said on Wednesday his country would keep developing nuclear programs andintroduce a “new strategic weapon” in the near future, after the United Statesignored a year-end deadline to restart denuclearization talks. THE world celebrated the New Year onWednesday with fireworks displays from Sydney to London, although celebrationswere clouded by deadly wildfires in Australia, protests in Hong Kong and Indiaand nuclear tensions with North Korea. Thousands of Indians ushered in the yearby demonstrating against a citizenship law they say will discriminate againstMuslims and chip away at India’s secular constitution. Confetti falls at midnight on the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in New York. APlast_img read more

Cricket News Sharjeel Khan, banned for spot-fixing, agrees to attend Pakistan Cricket Board rehabilitation program

first_imgKarachi: Sharjeel Khan, who is serving a five-year ban for his role in a spot-fixing case, has agreed to undertake the rehabilitation program of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption code in a bid to make an early comeback. The 29-year-old, who was suspended and sent home after the start of the Pakistan Super League in February last year, will be eligible to play cricket again in September, 2019 after the expiry of his ban with half of it suspended. The left-handed opener is said to be keen to get permission from the PCB for relaxation to resume playing club and domestic cricket before the official expiry of his ban next September.             “Yes Sharjeel has notified us that he accepts the reasons for the ban imposed on him and is ready to attend the rehabilitation program under the Anti-Corruption Code and fulfil all requirements before his ban expires late next year,” a reliable source in the PCB said.  He said apparently Sharjeel had during his meeting with the PCB chairman, Ehsan Mani last month asked for pardon and also requested Mani to allow him relaxation to resume playing club and domestic cricket before the completion of his ban period.      Read More | ICC issues ultimatum to BCCI, says it risks losing 2023 World Cup”The PCB Chairman has the discretionary powers to allow any player banned under the anti-corruption code to resume playing club or domestic cricket before his ban expires,” the source said.        Read More | Johnson-Chopra engage in bouncer battle over Perth wicket ratingHe said left-arm pacer Muhammad Aamir had been given relaxation under the same discretionary powers of the Chairman and that is why he resumed playing club and domestic cricket before his five-year ban for spot-fixing officially ended in late 2015.Aamir had also accepted his role in the spot-fixing scandal that rocked world cricket in late 2010 when Pakistan was playing in England.          This allowed Aamir to make a fast track return to the Pakistan team for the tour of New Zealand in early 2016.  The Anti-Corruption Tribunal of the PCB had banned Sharjeel, who has appeared in one Test, 25 ODIs and 15 T20 internationals, last year in August for five-years with half of his sentence to remain suspended.               The Tribunal found him guilty of breaching four to five clauses of the code during the second Pakistan Super League held in February, 2017 in UAE. One of the more serious charges against him was that he had met with a suspected bookmaker and agreed to spot-fixing during the first match of the second PSL.             Ironically the bookmaker named at that time, Yousuf was this week charged by the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom of bribery and corruption and is set to face trial in a magistrate court.    Yousuf was charged with another Bangladeshi person and Pakistan’s discarded Test opener, Nasir Jamshed who resides in the UK. Nasir was named as a key suspect in the PSL spot-fixing scandal last year and is suspected of having introduced Sharjeel, Khalid Latif and other players of the Pakistan team to Yousuf and other bookies. The UK agency is investigating spot-fixing and bribery by the trio in T20 leagues held by the Bangladesh and Pakistan cricket boards. Khalid Latif has also been banned for five-years by the PCB’s tribunal but he can’t be eligible to play again until 2021 while Nasir was handed a ban for 10-years by the PCB’s tribunal. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Pelosi: ‘Pass Law So Sitting Presidents Can Be Indicted’

first_imgTalks of impeachment stem from the almost two-year investigation into Russian meddling in the US presidential election conducted by Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.The conclusion of the investigation then prompted calls by Democrats to change federal law after Mueller said his team never considered possible obstruction of justice charges against President Trump because of a long-standing Justice Department policy that precludes such an indictment.The issue has been brought back into the spotlight amid recent reports by a whistleblower within the intelligence community, alleging Trump had an “improper” conversation with a foreign leader.The conversation is reported to have been urging Ukraine to look into former Vice President Joe Biden, the current Democratic presidential front-runner for the 2020 election,  and his son Hunter Biden.Trump spoke out about the conversation and denied the allegations against him in a series of tweets on Saturday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed changing federal law to allow sitting presidents to be indicted in an interview with NPR on Friday.Pelosi added it would apply if he-or-she has engaged in wrongdoing but indicated that she was no closer to moving to impeach President Donald Trump.However, many Democrat lawmakers have called for the impeachment of President Trump.Related content:Nancy Pelosi: Trump is provoking Democrats to impeach him He also criticized Democrats for trying to start another “ridiculous Witch Hunt scheme.”Pelosi is the latest to take a swipe in the ongoing feud between her and President Trump.After the interview Friday, her office released an official statement indirectly accusing the president of hiding something.The two political figures have been long-time rivals who regularly disagree on policy.Tensions between the pair have intensified over the past year and seemingly become personal.last_img read more

Pattaya Sport Club Golf Schedule – Friday August 2, 2019 –…

first_imgPhoenix PattaviaPattayaC.C. Valley View HackersGreen Valley Siam Old CouresSiam Old Coures TBA Laem Chabang The Golf ClubParichat Lewiinski’sSiam Old Coures Greenwood Eastern Star Harry’s Golf Green Valley Apple’s IrishTBA Cafe Kronborg Pattana Treasure Hill Billabong GolfBurapha TBA Outback Golf Bar TBA Tropical GolfKhaoKheow Colin’s GolfBangpakongGreen Valley Bangpra The LinksPattana Retox Game OnPattaviacenter_img DATE: Fri2Set 3Sun4Mon5Tue6Wed7Thu8Fri9 I Rovers Le KataiPleasant Valley Green ValleyPattaviaGreenwoodParichat Green ValleyGreen Valley Pleasant ValleyKhaoKheow Growling Swan The Players Lounge PSCThe next PSC monthly golf tournamentwill be a 4-person Texas-Scramble at Parichat G.C. on August 15 Siam Country Green ValleyBurapha TBATBA GreenwoodGreenValleyKhaoKheowEasternStarPleasant Valley Eastem StarCrystal Bay Sugar ShackCrystal Bay Bunker BoysTreasure Hill GreenwoodPattayaC.C. Pattana Treasure HillKhaoKheow Greenwood Crystal Bay PattaviaThe Emerald The Bunker Boys meet at Woody’s Bar on Soi Skaw Beach for golf outings every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (www.bunkersociety.com) or call 094368 3580, 081 788 2338 or 087 693 7803. Transportation leaves from Cafe Kronborg on Soi Diana Inn at 8:15 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, (contact Dave on tel. 038 602 2117). Colin’s Bar plays golf Sun/Mon/Wed & Fri (www.colinsbar.com). The Growling Swan plays golf on Monday & Thursday (www.thegrowlingswan.com). Lewinski’s in Soi Pattayaland 1 (Soi 13/3), play Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Transport is available, call Marcus on 089 503 9179 for further information and booking. The Pattaya Links Hotel Golf Society departs from Soi Buakhao on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call Phil on 0625 933 380 or visit www.thelinkshotelpattaya.com. The Golf Club is located on Soij LK Metro. Call Phil on 090 769 3778.  Tropical Golf meets at BJ’s Holiday Lodge at 8am on Tuesday’ & Friday. Call Derek on 089 034 0629. Retox Golf – Tel. (Paul) 0923744276, Email [email protected]last_img read more

DONEGAL GAA FANS ABROAD CAN NOW SEE MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ON NEW GAA APP

first_imgMcHugh, the McGees and Murphy: Pic Kieran Murray Sports ImagesDONEGAL fans overseas can now view highlights of games on a new smart phone app.The GAA is enjoying unprecedented growth of their games on an international level with new clubs emerging on a regular basis in every continent, country and city across the world.This new diaspora network, it’s desire to interact with the GAA back home in Ireland and the subsequent demand to access any available GAA content has never been stronger. With this in mind, the GAA have developed a smart phone app that will enable Gaelic games fans worldwide to watch weekly highlights of all the latest football and hurling action including inter-county, club, Under 21, minor and third level games. Furthermore, the app allows viewers to revisit action from weeks gone by in the ‘Archive’ section, as well as read exclusive analysis and opinion from some of the GAA’s writers.‘GAA JUST PLAY’ is now available to download from the app store (https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/gaa-just-play/id601947666?mt=8) and is priced at just 0.89 cent (or local equivalent) for a limited time only. DONEGAL GAA FANS ABROAD CAN NOW SEE MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ON NEW GAA APP was last modified: February 27th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL GAA FANS ABROAD CAN NOW SEE MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ON NEW GAA APPlast_img read more

Travel alert: Busy Ballybofey road opened for Bank Holiday Weekend

first_imgA busy Ballybofey road will be opened this weekend to two-way traffic, the Donegal County Council has announced. The roadworks will be open to Two Way Traffic throughout the Bank Holiday Weekend.Temporary traffic lights were not in operation on Friday evening and the public can use the road freely until Tuesday (March 19). The roadworks are scheduled to be completed by March 22. Travel alert: Busy Ballybofey road opened for Bank Holiday Weekend was last modified: March 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballybofeylast_img read more

Why 49ers Richard Sherman sees this as a gratifying season

first_imgSANTA CLARA — The only member of the 49ers’ season-opening secondary that isn’t on injured reserve is also the one who had the biggest injury concern: cornerback Richard Sherman.He didn’t make the Pro Bowl this week. He isn’t going to the playoffs. He doesn’t have an interception (so far) for the first time in his eight-year career. But Sherman’s transition from the Seattle Seahawks to the 49ers has been a success, both in terms of the veteran leadership he’s brought to a young defense and the …last_img

Smart data exchange will bring value to smart city innovation

first_imgRelated Posts When it comes to smart city innovation, it’s arguable that most use cases are not that exciting to the average resident. A connected garbage bin, traffic light or parking meter is not going to cause applause and adoration for city officials at least in the first instance. But as more and more local systems start to communicate, it will start to make more sense and increase consumer satisfaction, at least until residents forget a life before they existed.I spoke to Peeter Kivestu, director of travel industry solutions and marketing from analytics solutions and consulting services company, Teradata.  Kivestu believes that much of the focus has been on connecting the ‘things’ rather than the data within. The value of data grows with use according to Kivestu: “If you have data and you use it, it increases in value, particularly if you curate it, integrate it or get to use it in a purposeful way.”He believes that there’s an opportunity for cities to embrace a platform business model where the city enables a level of connectivity around its data. Inherent to this is what he calls a smart data exchange, a new kind of asset that enables cities to evolve into a new way of delivering value for its citizens so this when it gets back to the social economic benefits.Smart data from cities is, for the most part, siloed and fragmentedAccording to Kivestu:“A city is working when all of its systems work together and when all of its people benefit in some way. But when systems are disconnected or parts of the population are disconnected and not able to access value, then the city is dysfunctional. A city is a system of systems. Yes the systems themselves are physically connected. So you’ve got highways, energy systems and buildings and city services they’re all there happily coexisting in the real universe, but digitally they’re not connected at all.”Kivestu offers the example of wanting to attend a football game at a local stadium, mindful that traffic around the stadium will be at capacity:“I’m just going to drive my car to a local parking lot and park there and take transit. So that’s a reasonable thing to do and I can do that in the physical world. Digitally I can find out when the transit is leaving, the departure times and so forth. But I really don’t have any idea about the situation in the parking lot so I drive my car to the parking lot. I find out the parking lot is full and therefore I miss the transit and I miss the football game.”This kind of technology in progress and shared data would increase opportunities for innovation in this space. For example, smart app, Just Park, that sells parking spaces that guide you not only to the stadium but your seat. Smart stadiums can also benefit staff and officials through accurate real-time data such as the number of people present and their locations, tools that are useful in case of an emergency or a missing child. Smart surveillance can also be utilized to provide safety evacuation information such as instructions and directions in the case of an emergency analytics can be coordinated with weather and traffic information outside of the stadium. This means fans can leave happy, with the knowledge of their fastest route home.Connecting Commercial and Public InfrastructureHowever, for this to happen outside of the commercial arena, like smart stadiums, the data needs to be connected across the city and commercial infrastructure. As Kivestu explains:“There are lots of cases where we have data but it resides in silos as it was built for different purposes. For example, there are safety implications to create variable speed limits on highways. If there’s been a blockage on the highway up ahead of you then the variable speed limit sign shows a lower speed to warn drivers that ahead of traffic congestion.However, the two systems of data that collect the blockage on the highway and determine the speed shown on the highway live in two different environments. So if somebody comes along and asks a question ‘Do variable speed limits work?’ The next thing they find it will not be easy to answer not knowing that they operate in two different systems. Then, in the process of bringing the data together, you find that the data is measured in different units or the speed limits are on roadway mile markers and the highway speed data is referenced in some other way making them difficult to compare from a data perspective.” Good data is open data with cities setting their own needs based local agendaIntegral to the notion of a shared data repository is accessible open data, a concept embraced in many cities including LA, Barcelona and New York. Many cities are opening their data to both businesses, universities, and citizens to enable them to gain in-depth insight into the lived reality of the city.  Every guy who wants to build an app like that if they have to go build their own data systems it is going to take longer.”Ultimately, Kivestu believes that each city needs to determine what data is most fundamental to the life of their city.“It may be sustainability, greenhouse gases, the best way to distribute electric vehicle charging stations or what should be built and where. The growth of electric vehicles means that it makes sense for car and electricity grid data to be connected.You want to give developers the information so that they have so that they are encouraged to do the right thing. Smart cities need to make life better in the city especially with an aging population base. These problems are not going to go away.” Cate Lawrence Tags:#connect stadium#data exchange#open data#smart city#smart transport#Teradata How Data Analytics Can Save Livescenter_img AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Pucklast_img read more

Pacquiao commends McGregor, Mayweather

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Mayweather scored a technical knockout victory over McGregor to take hold of a perfect 50-0 record, boxing’s greatest win-loss record ever.Heavyweight icon Rocky Marciano was once the owner of the sport’s best record at 49-0, a feat Mayweather replicated in 2015 when he defeated an overmatched Andre Berto in lopsided fashion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAs for McGregor, this was his first fight in a boxing ring after emerging as the UFC’s poster boy when he held the lightweight and featherweight belts consecutively.RELATED VIDEO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES McGregor awed by clinical Mayweather1.8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gamescenter_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Jack pummels Cleverly to take light-heavy crown SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, embraces Conor McGregor after a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao gave praise to both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor after the two matched up against each other Sunday (Manila time) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.“Respect to McGregor for taking a chance but congrats to Floyd on #50!” Pacquiao posted on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Gameslast_img read more