Unfortunately, it is no longer news that young people from Slavonia are moving out every day. But the news is when someone moves there for work, and it was this step that was decided by two young people who started their careers – no less and no more – than in Feričanci, a small town with about two thousand inhabitants. It currently exports to 18 countries: Germany, Austria, Italy, France, the Netherlands, England, Ireland, Estonia, Switzerland, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Romania, USA, Australia, Mexico, Singapore and Japan. “This year, we exported the most wines to Germany, France, the Netherlands, the USA and Serbia. I am extremely glad that Frankovka Miraz and Frankovka Dika have been drinking in the distant Caribbean since this autumn, which we exported through our customer in the Netherlands. Exports account for a little more than 20 percent of our revenues, which is a good result considering that until a few years ago, our share of this segment was only three percent. We plan to increase the share of exports to 40 percent of total sales. ” pointed out Luka Vrga, a member of the Management Board of Osilovac, a company within which Feravino operates. “I am extremely happy to have been given the opportunity to work in the cellar and vineyards where it all actually begins. My days in Feričanci are full. After work, there is always time to hang out with dear people I met there, and Zagreb is only a two and a half hour drive away, so when I want it, I go on the weekends. “, says Lucija Kužir. Consumption of wine as well as knowledge about wines is an increasingly important part of the lifestyle in Croatia, including in Feričanci. Many wine regions and winemakers promote wine when guests visit wineries, including our winery in Feričanci. Photo: Feravino Photo: Julio Frangen And the fact that this winery takes care of young people is confirmed by the fact that since the beginning of last year, the professional team of oenologists has also been led by the young and promising Antonija Čema. Martin Kovačević, her fiancé, says that the fear of moving and the negative news spreading about emigrating from Slavonia quickly disappeared. “Already after the first few working days I was satisfied with my new job. From vineyards and cellars to selling wine, there is a lot of work, but I am very satisfied with the working conditions, and as a young technologist I see room for improvement. It is important for me to work in the profession. After all, I was educated for that, and I love my job very much. I am also delighted with Slavonia. Here the people are extremely hospitable, warm and cheerful. I like the serenity with which they radiate and live, as well as the richness of tradition and customs”, Martin Kovacevic points out. Photo: Martin Kovačević, Adela Grabež and Lucija Kužir, a team of young technologists from Feravin Feravina exports its wines to 18 countries around the world Unfortunately, it is no longer news that young people from Slavonia are moving out every day. But the news is when someone moves there for work, and it was this step that was decided by two young people who started their careers – no less and no more – than in Feričanci, a small town with about two thousand inhabitants. Feravin’s increasingly important business orientation is export-oriented. Namely, after graduating from the Faculty of Agriculture in Zagreb, twenty-four-year-old Lucija Kužir and twenty-five-year-old Martin Kovačević got a job at the Feravino winery as technologists. Lucija is from Zagreb, and Martin Dalmatinac from Polača, and they gained their first experiences in practice in California, one of the most famous wine regions in the world. Construction of a wine hotel is also planned Exports account for just over 20 percent of our revenues- Luka Vrga, member of the Management Board Feravina vineyards cover an area of 165 hectares, and at the moment about 40 hectares of vineyards are in the phase of restructuring and new planting. The annual production is about 900 thousand liters, and in the vineyards are planted part of the indigenous grape varieties that have been found here since ancient times – Graševina, Frankovka, Zweigelt, as well as international varieties of white grapes (Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Rhine Riesling) and black varieties – syrah , cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and pinot noir. “The plan is to have sauvignon blanc on offer, for which vineyards have already been planted, thus following the trends of winemaking in the world. Most of the vineyards and attractive localities are located on the slopes of the Krndija mountain in the village of Feričanci, and some of the interesting locations are located in the vicinity of Našice. ” Vrga pointed out. With the possibility of wine tasting in the Old Cellar and wine shop, we offer our guests a tour accompanied by an expert oenologist, the past few years we offer vintage as a tourist program and every year more and more interested in this type of tourism. “In the long run, we plan to build a small hotel, restaurant and accompanying facilities, which will be realized in the next two to three years. This will strengthen the image of Feravin, but also Feričani as an unavoidable wine destination. ” concludes Vrga.
Manchester United star Anthony Martial has often been compared to Arsenal great Thierry Henry (Picture: Getty)Lee Dixon has lifted the lid on a recent conversation he had with Thierry Henry in which the legendary Frenchman compared the struggles he experienced at the beginning of his Arsenal career to Anthony Martial’s mixed start at Manchester United.Martial announced himself in England with a goal on his United debut against bitter rivals Liverpool and was immediately likened to fellow countryman Henry but the 24-year-old has flattered to deceive since then until a promising return to form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season. The forward was well on course to beat his best ever strike tally (17) in United colours – netting 16 times in all competitions before English football was put on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic – and Henry clearly believes his compatriot is capable of finding another gear after that if he fulfils his potential.AdvertisementAdvertisementLike Martial, Henry had an inconstant start to life in the Premier League but the now iconic striker was soon ripping up defences up and down the country after some tough love from an experienced Arsenal squad which included the likes of Tony Adams, Martin Keown, Nigel Winterburn and David Seaman.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 26 Mar 2020 11:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link750Shares Advertisement Thierry Henry sees similarities between him and Martial (Picture: Getty)However, Henry feels United’s current dressing room lacks the battle-hardened and imposing characters who would be able to guide Martial through in the same way.Speaking on Arsenal podcast Handbrake Off, club legend Dixon explained: ‘I talked about that with him [Henry] recently. We did some work together with Amazon Prime when they had the two games around Christmas time. I presumed he knew Martial because they’re from the same area in France so I asked him about Martial.‘I said, “What he’s like?” and he looked at me with that look that he does as if to say: “Have I not already spoken to you about this?”‘And he said, “He’s exactly like I was when I came to Arsenal. He needs to go through the process like I did with you lot and I don’t know if the Manchester United dressing room is like that”. He said that was the making of him. ‘To liken himself to Martial or another player to him, it really painted a picture of what Martial was like and what his character was like because he’s super-talented like Thierry was and I think his development would have been similar. ‘I’m not saying he would have been as good as Thierry – but would have been similar if he had been in the old United dressing room with the characters like what we had in our dressing room. He certainly talks about that as a real learning lesson in his curve to get how brilliant he was.’ Lee Dixon reveals what Thierry Henry told him about Manchester United star Anthony Martial Thierry Henry was taught right from wrong by players like Dixon (Picture: Getty) Dixon added: ‘No, we didn’t kick the ball and think what he was thinking in his head but we channeled it into the right areas at the right time and we wouldn’t put up with the stuff when he first came. His not training very hard, being a bit sulky… that wasn’t allowed. ‘You’re not allowed to come into our workplace and be like that. It wasn’t a case of allowing him a certain amount of leeway here and there.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It was: this is how it’s done, this is The Arsenal, this is how we dress, this is how we train and this is what we behave like. If you’re in, you’re in and you’ll be one of mates. if you’re not, you’re not. ‘I think that was a big thing for him.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reveals the moment he suspected he had contracted coronavirusMORE: Max Allegri’s agent responds directly to Manchester United links Advertisement
New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer Sreesanth, who lost the “Bigg Boss 12″ trophy to actress Dipika Kakar, says that he did not win the show, but ended up winning thousands of hearts.”Though I have not become the winner of the show, I have won so many hearts. Isn’t that a remarkable achievement? When I entered the show, I thought that I would get evicted in a week or two, but I survived. Not only survived, I ruled the show,” Sreesanth told IANS. Be it his threats of quitting the show or his aggressive fights with co-contestants, Sreesanth was always in news during his “Bigg Boss” journey. Asked if all that was his strategy to make him reach the finals, the 35-year old denied and said: “Everything that you saw in the show was natural and spontaneous. Nothing was planned and scripted. I did not even make any strategy.””I did not plan that I would react to things in some particular manner. I was being myself. And talking about fights, they obviously will happen because living inside the house for over 90 days with different kinds of people ain’t easy.”In an earlier interview to IANS, Sreesanth, who was slapped a life ban by the BCCI in 2015 for alleged involvement in betting and spot fixing, said he wanted to enter the “Bigg Boss” house to change people’s perception about his image.The first runner-up of the show, which concluded on Sunday, “thanked people” for understanding him and “giving him a chance to prove himself”.”I am honoured and blessed to receive so much love from people. My fans supported me throughout my thick and thin. This show has given me a lot, though nothing compared to the game of cricket,” he added. IANS Also Read: Win Proves I Stood For What Is Right: Bigg Boss 12 Winner Dipika Kakar
The three-time Tour de France winner was one of 25 athletes to have their confidential therapeutic use exemptions listed on the ‘Fancy Bear’ website. Fellow cyclist Bradley Wiggins was another named by the site, as was two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. Froome says he has openly discussed his permitted use of banned drugs for health reasons in the past. There’s no suggestion that the named athletes have done anything wrong, but questions will be raised about how T-U-Es are granted and managed.