Adriatic Squid Days as a great example of how tourism is developing

first_imgThis year, from December 1, 2018 to January 6, 2019, the restaurants of northwestern Istria are hosting the Days of Adriatic Squid, a gourmet event that seeks to valorize the extraordinary squid from the Adriatic Sea and raise awareness of their value in the kitchen.This gourmet event, in addition to being an additional motive for visiting northwestern Istria (Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla, Buje) during the Christmas holidays, seeks to valorize the extraordinary squid from the Adriatic Sea that is fished in the winter. It aims to raise awareness of their value in the kitchen and encourages caterers to devise new, creative recipes based on this seafood.”With this gourmet event, we want to valorize and present the Adriatic squid, a top local food that is the most delicious and best to prepare at this time of year, and is part of our rich gastronomic culture. Adriatic Squid Days are an additional motive for visiting northwestern Istria during the Christmas holidays, and in addition to enjoying the delicacies specially prepared for this occasion by the chefs of famous restaurants, visitors will surely enjoy other beauties offered by northwestern Istria.”, said Milovan Popović, director of the Tourist Board of the City of Umag.That homemade squid is truly a great snack that can be prepared in the traditional way, but also through new interesting combinations will be shown by the chefs of seven restaurants who have designed special menus for this occasion at affordable prices. In restaurants Melon i Nono in Umag, Vili Vilola in Savudrija, Astarea in Brtonigla, Lux Casino Hotel Mulino i Rondo in Buje and San Benedetto in Novigrad, visitors will be able to enjoy the culinary delicacies and rich flavors of Adriatic squid, all combined with local wines and top quality olive oils. Find out more about the gourmet event Adriatic Squid Days on the official website websites.With emphasis on Adriatic squid, not the one from Patagonia, which in combination with modern cuisine are presented in an attractive way. And that is exactly the key to success and the very essence of tourism. Selling an authentic story.“Never forget who you are, what you are and where you come from, nor forget your knowledge of local products. I would not want Croatian chefs to make the same mistake as Italian or Spanish, who try to satisfy tourists and forget the tradition”Said French chef Lionel Levy with a Michelin star in Osijek after the workshop organized by the CNTB, where he literally opened the eyes of the audience and showed how local food can make a top presentation of dishes that belong to the very top of world cuisine. You just need to add innovation, presentation creation and respect local ingredients. The combination of tradition and modernity, that is the main message, and that it is certainly possible, he presented in a practical way – perk from the fish in an innovative and different way.”It is important to protect and defend the recipes of your ancestors, otherwise they will get lost. Defend the recipes of your ancestors!Levy concluded. A strong message from chef Lionel Levy that can certainly be interpreted as the philosophy of the whole tourism because that is exactly the very meaning of tourism. People travel to get to know new ways and culture of living, and authenticity is the very essence of tourism. We seem to be ashamed of our history, traditions, identity, way of life, etc.… we have to start respecting ourselves, so that others can respect us, and the tourism workers who create our tourism product are not aware that this is our biggest advantage, our incredible diversity. and authenticity. We constantly strive to be some copies, and figuratively we sell French wine to the French.That is why the Days of Adriatic Squid, as well as all other gastronomic events and tourist stories, were small or large, which respect the tradition of extremely important, long-term sustainable and a real signpost in which direction our tourism must develop. It must be our main tourist product – our authentic story. We can learn so many lessons from this example, and the most important one is to stimulate the local economy, which is the meaning of tourism, to increase tourist spending and disperse to as many participants as possible at the local level, not to finance imported products. Photo: Colors of IstriaIt is insane to import potatoes, tomatoes, eggs, lettuce, squid, etc.… We are destroying our economy and our resource and we are only dealing with form through rental tourism, not content. And that is not sustainable in the long run, which we can see day by day in any of our tourist destinations. Everyone loses, and even hotels in the end because the motive for coming is not accommodation, but diverse, quality and authentic content.Because I wonder why someone from Zagreb would come to Istria to eat “Zagreb steak”? Of course not. This is exactly what they are aware of in Istria, and the most important interest of the guests goes in favor of that, so from year to year the event attracts more and more guests from the entire region. Top quality and authenticity – this is how tourism develops and the tourist season is extended. Learn from the better and successful, learn from Istria.last_img read more

Still part of the furniture

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Trump aides say business-loan plan working, ‘pause’ comes next

first_imgTopics : The number of individual loans issued under the second phase — 2.2 million so far — exceeds the number issued in the first phase, according to a joint statement from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Jovita Carranza, administrator of the federal Small Business Administration (SBA).The PPP relief funds, part of a larger package of emergency relief measures worth more than $2.7 trillion, aim to help keep the huge network of small and medium-sized businesses afloat until confinement measures linked to the pandemic are more widely eased. Some 30 million people in the US, a record, have applied for unemployment benefits since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. “It’s going to be very difficult in the months ahead,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on CNN. “The economy is still in a terrible contractionary phase, tremendous hardships everywhere.” But he insisted he was optimistic, pointing to forecasts of “a very strong second-half economic rebound,” possibly followed next year by “one of the fastest growth rebounds in American history.” ‘A pause’ He said the federal effort to shore up smaller and medium-sized businesses had been “an extremely popular and effective program,” and that “there may well be additional legislation.”As Congress and the administration study next steps, Kudlow added, “There’s kind of a pause period right now” of perhaps a few weeks.The administration and congressional leaders of both parties are already in talks on a next round of economic support, but their priorities diverge on several points.Trump would like to see the next round include tax breaks for workers and for the sports and entertainment industries, Kudlow said. The president also wants to see new spending for infrastructure upgrades across the country.But Democrats want greater oversight over the vast spending programs and oppose Trump’s efforts to insist states ban so-called sanctuary cities that provide protections for undocumented immigrants.The Trump administration has also been sharply criticized for funneling billions of dollars in the PPP’s first phase to large corporations that in principle should not have qualified for the conditional loans.Mnuchin and Carranza noted in their statement that the average loan provided in the second phase has been $79,000, indicating the money is going, as intended, to smaller companies.They said that since the first phase launched on April 3, the SBA has processed more than 3.8 million loans for a total of more than $500 billion.  The Trump administration on Sunday termed the second phase of an emergency job-saving program a success, with more than $175 billion in loans already issued to smaller companies and more likely after a “pause.”The two phases of the so-called Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have provided a total of $669 billion, including $320 billion in the latest tranche. The program aims to preserve jobs threatened by the coronavirus pandemic, which has paralyzed much of the US economy.last_img read more

Weekly Update: Combatting the Opioid Epidemic, Advocating for Domestic Violence Reforms, and Creating Jobs

first_img April 09, 2018 Weekly Update: Combatting the Opioid Epidemic, Advocating for Domestic Violence Reforms, and Creating Jobs SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Yesterday I announced that I am extending our heroin and opioid disaster declaration. While we have made real progress in our coordination, prevention, rescue and treatment efforts, we have more work to do, and it is critical that our response to this epidemic go uninterrupted.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) April 5, 2018 The Blog,  Weekly Update Disaster DeclarationLast Wednesday, the governor renewed his 90-day opioid disaster declaration, which was introduced in January and set to expire on April 10. The renewal allows for the 13 initiatives introduced in the past 90 days to continue without interruption and for the introduction of new initiatives to help those suffering from opioid use disorder. One of these initiatives included the creation of the Opioid Data Dashboard, which expands access to data that is crucial in the fight against the opioid crisis.“We have made real progress during the disaster declaration to stem the tide of this epidemic and provide better resources and coordination for those on the front lines,” Gov. Wolf said. “But it is critical that we keep building on our efforts at prevention, rescue, and treatment. I am extending the disaster declaration for another 90 days to ensure that my administration and local partners can continue to use every tool available to them to help people and communities in need.”SeniorsOn Tuesday, Governor Wolf launched a pilot program for the Sheriff Senior Check-In Service in three counties. The Sheriff Offices of Centre, Venango, and Warren counties are partnering with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to help Pennsylvania’s seniors live independently by checking in with a regular phone call. The Check-In Service will help individuals with a limited support system feel more comfortable at home and could make the difference in case of an emergency situation. The governor is hoping for this program to be available for more counties throughout the year.InfrastructureLast week, Governor Wolf highlighted transportation investments that are expected to be implemented this construction season in counties across the commonwealth. The projects announced include highway and bridge projects, as well as local and rural road improvements. The construction plans were announced for District 2, District 5, District 6 and District 9.“Our commitment to improving our roads and bridges is unwavering,” said Governor Wolf. “These projects are significant and greatly needed. Along with an increased investment to rural and local infrastructure, we will bring better transportation to the drivers of this region and to the state as a whole.”As construction projects are underway in the commonwealth, the traveling public can anticipate seeing many work zones and are urged to keep in mind their safety and the safety of highway workers.Pennsylvania School Safety Task ForceThe first meeting of the Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force occurred on Friday. Governor Wolf and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale heard from students, parents, school officials, law enforcement, health care experts, and residents about ways to improve school safety and security. The task force will hold six meetings throughout the commonwealth to gather perspectives from different communities on improving school safety. If you would like to submit your thoughts or concerns on this issue, click here.Public SafetyGovernor Wolf joined with Legislative Democrats on Thursday to announce a package of reforms to strengthen protections against sexual harassment and discrimination. This announcement builds on steps Governor Wolf has already taken to combat sexual harassment and assault.“No one should ever be the victim of workplace discrimination or sexual harassment – and we cannot, and will not, accept this behavior as normal or acceptable,” said Governor Wolf. “So many victims have come forward and their bravery should continue to change our country, our workplaces, and our culture for the better. These reforms will build on that change to support our employees and create safe workplaces across the commonwealth.”On Friday, the governor urged the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to send a package of domestic violence reform bills to his desk. The legislative package passed overwhelmingly in the Pennsylvania State Senate, and includes Senate Bill 501, which would fix an arcane law that allows domestic abusers to maintain access to guns.“Domestic abusers are known to use firearms to claim the lives of their victims and others. The House should act on these bipartisan, commonsense pieces of legislation so I can sign them into law,” said Governor Wolf.Job CreationGovernor Wolf announced new approvals for low-interest loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority program. The loans will support eight business projects in seven counties and will help create and retain nearly 400 jobs statewide. On Friday, it was announced that 300 new jobs will be created in Blair county through the expansion of Centene Management. The governor has acknowledged that this long-term investment will have a great impact on Blair county workers and their families.Governor Wolf’s Week, April 1, 2018 – April 7, 2018Monday, 4/2/18Governor Wolf Announces New Apprenticeship Programs for CVS Health and Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 in Southeastern PennsylvaniaWolf Administration Previews 2018 East Central Region Construction Season, Highlights More Than 115 ProjectsTuesday, 4/3/18Governor and First Lady Host Annual Easter Egg Event to Highlight Importance of Pre-K InvestmentGovernor Wolf Announces $3.5 Million for 61 Grants to Enhance ApprenticeshipsGovernor Wolf Announces Senior Check-In Program with County SheriffsWolf Administration Officials Host Cabinet in Your Community Event in TamaquaWolf Administration Previews 2018 Hollidaysburg-Region Construction Season, Highlights 88 ProjectsWednesday, 4/4/18Wolf Administration Previews 2018 Northcentral Region Construction Season, Highlights ProjectsGovernor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-interest Loans to Support Eight Business Projects in Seven Counties, Supporting Nearly 400 JobsGovernor Wolf Announces Progress, Renewal of Opioid Disaster DeclarationThursday, 4/5/18Wolf Administration Announces Medical Marijuana Applications Available for Second Phase of ProgramGovernor Wolf Announces Centene Management Company to Expand into Pennsylvania, Creating Nearly 300 Blair County JobsGov. Wolf, Legislative Democrats Announce Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Protections for WorkersGovernor Wolf Proclaims Earth Day 2018Friday, 4/6/18Governor Wolf Asks House to Send Him Bipartisan Senate Domestic Violence BillsWolf Administration Previews 2018 Southeast Region Construction Season, Highlights 150 ProjectsGovernor Wolf Announces Funding to Support Environmental Cleanup and Revitalization Projects at 12 Abandoned Mine Sites Across the StatePennsylvania’s School Safety Task Force Holds First Regional MeetingHighlights from TwitterWe must ensure domestic abusers do not have access to firearms. The bills passed by the Senate are important steps toward protecting domestic violence​ victims, and the House should not wait one unnecessary minute to act so I can sign them into law.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) April 6, 2018last_img read more

Petronas, JERA ink LNG supply deal

first_imgImage courtesy of PetronasMalaysian energy giant and LNG player Petronas, signed a deal with Japan’s JERA for the supply of approximately 2.5 million tons of liquefied natural gas per year.The heads of agreement (HoA) signed through Petronas’ unit, Malaysia LNG, has a three-year term starting in April 2018.Malaysia LNG operates the Petronas liquefied natural gas complex in Bintulu, Sarawak, a nine-train facility with a combined annual production capacity of about 30 million tons.LNG buying giant JERA, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power , said the volumes will be delivered both on a DES (delivered ex ship) and FOB (free on board) basis.JERA noted in its statement that the destination clause in the deal is “line with the survey on LNG trades report released by the Japan Fair Trade Commission in June 2017.”The company added the volumes will contribute to its ability not only to respond to uncertainties in LNG demand but also to optimize its LNG operations.last_img read more

Rise in sex disease ‘fault of drink and film culture’

first_imgNZ Herald 27 Oct 2011New Zealand’s chlamydia rate is getting worse because of excessive drinking by young people and a Hollywood-inspired culture of sex without commitment, specialists say. Nationally more than 8000 cases of the sexual infection were treated in clinics last year, up from 6959 in 2006. “We have all the media in the world encouraging people to have sex as if it’s okay with no real emotional involvement. All the big Hollywood stars do it, they do it on all the sitcoms on television,” said Auckland sexual health specialist Dr Janet Say.Throughout much of New Zealand, testing volumes and reported infection rates for chlamydia trebled in the decade to 2008, shows a study led by Dr Jane Morgan, Waikato Hospital’s head of sexual health services. The team also found that hospital admission rates were increasing for young women with pelvic inflammatory disease – a complication of chlamydia, a highly infectious, sexually transmitted disease which, for many, has no symptoms. read more

Joshua’s promoter  urges Fury and Wilder to ‘hurry up’ with third fight

first_img Loading… “Hopefully Fury can get his out of the way and we can get this done in November/December of this year. “Let’s get these wins, let’s start negotiating, and make sure it’s all in place. “No banana skins, all business, AJ beat Pulev at Tottenham Hotspur, Fury beat Wilder again, probably in America, and let’s make it happen. “You’ll get some crazy numbers around the world to host it, but how often are we going to get the chance for two Brits to fight for the undisputed heavyweight world championship? “To do it at Wembley Stadium would be extremely special. “We’ve got the chance now to make an undisputed fight between two British heavyweight world champions. We would be daft and mad not to make this happen.” Hearn confirmed that Dillian Whyte, Fury’s WBC mandatory challenger, will meet Alexander Povetkin in May. “The worse-case scenario for Dillian Whyte is he is the mandatory challenge for winner of Fury v Joshua if that fight happens,” Hearn said. “The bigger issue is if these guys wait or mess around too long then Whyte might have to fight the winner of Fury-Wilder. Read Also:Top Ten Heavyweight rankings: Joshua overtakes Wilder after Fury defeat “I’d like them to do third fight in the summer, winner fights Anthony Joshua and then the winner fights Dillian Whyte. “Whyte is going to fight Povetkin in May in the UK – that’s going to be announced this week. Everyone’s got to keep fighting and winning.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Best Cars Of All Time10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeithcenter_img Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have been urged by Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn to “hurry up” with their third showdown in order to pave the way for an all-British world heavyweight title unification fight. Wilder out-classed by Fury WBC champion Fury arrived back in the UK on Tuesday morning, just hours after Wilder – who he stopped inside seven rounds in Las Vegas on Saturday night – had indicated that he wants to exercise his rematch clause. Wilder’s decision is set to put a Fury-Joshua showdown on the backburner, with the latter set to defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles against Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in June. “I’m disappointed, but obviously understand it as well,” Joshua’s promoter Hearn told TalkSPORT of Wilder’s decision to take on the ‘Gypsy King’ for a third time. “He was the champion, he’s lost his belt and wants to win it back. “I don’t think people want to see the third fight (the first one in December 2018 was a draw). They’ve had 19 rounds now, I think Wilder’s probably won three of them, and in the last fight he didn’t win any and he got battered. “But I understand the contractual position. He does have a right to a rematch clause and it looks like he’s exercising it. I’d just say ‘hurry up please’ and do it quickly.” Londoner Joshua reclaimed his titles in December when he outpointed Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia to avenge his shock defeat to the Mexican six months earlier. Pulev is 38 and eight years older than Joshua, but the Bulgarian has been beaten only once in 29 fights – by Wladimir Klitschko in 2014. “We just hope they get on with it and get it out the way,” Hearn said of Fury-Wilder III. “We can’t get Fury, we’ve got to fight Pulev and we’ll get that out the way.last_img read more

Passi’s P308-M sanitary landfill nears completion

first_imgThe sanitary landfill’s constructionand operation was handled by private firm Basic Environmental Systems &Technologies, Inc. (BEST) under the IPM Group of Companies which inked a seven-yearpublic-private partnership with the city government of Passi. The sanitary landfill, which canaccommodate 1, 200 tons of garbage a day, can also accept residual wastes fromneighboring Dumarao town in Capiz province. Mayor Stephen Palmares said it is now 65to 70 percent complete, adding the target date to open the first cells of thelandfill is on March 15. Photo by Ian Paul Cordero/PN Once operational, Passi City will havean 18 percent share in the net income as well as in the tipping fee. ILOILO – The 12-hectare P308-millionIntegrated Waste Management Facility in Barangay Aglalana, PassiCity is nearing completion. center_img Presently, Passi City maintains aresidual containment area in Barangay Agtabo for waste segregation./PN A P6, 500 tipping fee will becollected per ton of wastes from the local government units. This means that 27 towns in Iloiloprovince – Badiangan, Bingawan, Cabatuan, Calinog, Janiuay, Lambunao, Maasin,Mina, and Pototan from the third district of Iloilo; Anilao, Banate, BarotacNuevo, Dingle, Dueñas, Dumangas, and San Enrique from the fourth district; andAjuy, Balasan, Barotac Viejo, Batad, Carles, Concepcion, Estancia, Lemery, SanDioso, San Rafael; and Sara in the fifth district can already utilize thelandfill for the disposal of their residual wastes. Palmares said the private partner isalso briefing the 27 towns of the technical aspects in its utilization.last_img read more

Arsenal make an enquiry on Moussa Diaby

first_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Interesting Unknown Facts Of Sasha ObamaMost Appreciated First Ladies In The History Of AmericaContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True French publication Le10sport claim Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund have also enquired about his availability with the player’s representative. read also:Bundesliga: 14 players suffer injuries in first weekend of restart However, the Gunners hold a significant advantage over Dortmund and that’s because they reportedly share an excellent relationship with Diaby’s representative. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 20-year-old winger is having an impressive debut season for Leverkusen and has scored five goals and provided eight assists in 27 appearances in all competitions. But Mikel Arteta’s side aren’t the only side looking to make an approach.Advertisement Loading… Arsenal have contacted the agent of Bayer Leverkusen star Moussa Diaby to discuss his availability.last_img read more

Four IMCA divisions featured at Cardinal’s Raulston Memorial

first_imgEUNICE, N.M. – Four IMCA divisions run both nights of Cardinal Speedway’s Blake Raulston Memorial this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds race for $400 to win Friday and for $1,000 to win in their Saturday night Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods both chase $300 top checks on Friday and $750 prizes on Saturday.Top pay for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks is $200 on Friday and $500 on Saturday.Both shows are draw/redraw. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded in all four divisions each night. Modifieds, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks also vie for regional points. A minimum of $25 will be paid to start all features. Drivers traveling 70 miles or more to the track will receive an additional $25 in tow money.Car and driver is $35 on Friday and $50 on Saturday. Pit passes are $20 while grandstand admission is $10 for adults and free for kids ages six and under both nights.More information is posted on the website. Sponsors of the third annual event are Smith & Sons Construction Welding Inc., Woody’s Advanced Fabrication & Truck Repair and Trans Pecos Trucking.last_img read more