Two young people from Zagreb got a job in Feravin and decided to move to Feričanci

first_imgUnfortunately, 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.last_img read more

Another day, another blunder: Jokowi’s millennial staff mired in controversy

first_imgThe eight partnered startups are Skill Academy by Ruangguru, Tokopedia, Bukalapak, MauBelajarApa, HarukaEdu, PijarMahir, Sekolah.mu and Sisnaker. Responding to the criticism, Belva tweeted on Wednesday that he played no part in any decision-making in the appointment of Skill Academy by Ruangguru as a government partner. “All decisions were made independently by the Coordinating Economic Ministry and Operational Management,” said Belva on his Twitter account, @AdamasBelva, on Wednesday. He also denied accusations of a conflict of interest over the appointment of his company, adding that “all partners went through a public selection process” and that “the participants are the ones who decide which partner they want to get the benefit from.” Several members of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s expert staff have received public criticism over conflicts of interest regarding double roles in public service and private interests, especially during the COVID-19 outbreak. Adamas Belva Devara, co-founder of education technology startup Ruangguru, is the latest staffer to experience backlash following the naming of his company as one of the government’s eight partners in the pre-employment card program.The program, which was launched on Saturday, offers social aid similar to unemployment benefits with a total worth of Rp 20 trillion (US$1.27 billion).center_img Belva said Skill Academy by Ruangguru had gained popularity, with approximately 1 million users, so he thought it would be reasonable for the government to name it as a partner. “Even though there is no violation against the law in this matter, I am ready to step down [as the president’s special staffer] to avoid assumptions in the future,” he concluded.Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) activist Egi Primayogha said no public servant should take a role that has the potential to create conflicts of interest.“So, whatever the reasoning, Belva is still in trouble,” he told The Jakarta Post on Thursday, adding that the fact that Belva was still made a staffer regardless of his position in Ruangguru showed that Jokowi permitted possible conflicts of interest in his administration. Read also: COVID-19: Jokowi staffer criticized for requesting local leaders to support his companySeparately, Rachland Nashidik, a politician from the Democratic Party, condemned the lack of bidding in any partnership between the start-ups and the government over the program. He said that each partner company in the pre-employment card program would receive Rp 700 billion, as reported by tempo.co.Prior to Belva, presidential staffer Andi Taufan Garuda Putra, owner of PT Amartha Mikro Fintek, had also drawn public criticism over a letter asking for local leaders’ support of a COVID-19 relief program led by his company.Advocates M. Sholeh and Tomi Singgih were reportedly planning to report the case to the National Police Crimes Unit for power abuse.”He doesn’t not have any capacity to send letters to the district heads. A Presidential staff member’s duty is only to give advice to the President,” M. Sholeh said as quoted by tempo.co. “Even if there is no harm to the country, corruption proceedings could take place.”Previously, staffer Angkie Yudistia also received criticism about hoaxes she posted on her Instagram account on Mar. 15. The post, which has since been deleted, spread false information about the detection of COVID-19. Meanwhile, staffer Billy Mambrasar received public condemnation after posting a tweet that demeaned the government’s opposition in November. Despite widespread popular disapproval of Presidential expert staff, President Jokowi issued Presidential Regulation No. 56/2020 on Apr. 6, which allowed the Vice President to have a maximum of ten expert staff members from the initial eight.Topics :last_img read more

Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen Depart for Texas

first_imgPennsylvania Air National Guardsmen Depart for Texas Hurricane Harvey,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Safety Annville, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that six airmen from the Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s 193rd Special Operations Wing (SOW) in Middletown, Dauphin County, departed last night to assist with communications efforts in Texas as Hurricane Harvey continues to soak the Gulf Coast.The airmen, who departed from their headquarters at Harrisburg International Airport aboard a Pennsylvania C-130 aircraft, flew to Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, pending further instructions.“These airmen are part of a unique mobile communications team that will assist Texas with securing and reestablishing any downed satellite or cell phone communications systems needed for recovery efforts,” said Governor Wolf. “We wish them a safe journey as they represent Pennsylvania in assisting with the disaster in Texas. Pennsylvania is ready and willing to offer any support needs for those affected by this historic natural disaster. Our hearts go out to residents, law enforcement, responders, National Guard, PA Task Force 1 team members, and all others affected and involved.”“The 193rd Special Operations Wing has extensive experience with this type of mission and we are happy to assist our sister states when disaster strikes,” Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general said.The airmen were expected to arrive in Texas late last night. It is not known how long the team will remain in Texas. Pennsylvania is one of numerous states to receive federal activation orders from the National Guard Bureau.“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by Hurricane Harvey and with those supporting the disaster relief efforts,” Carrelli said. August 29, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

RE/MAX Cairns holding auction of 8 homes at Whitfield chapel

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen2018: What is negative gearing?01:55IT will be standing room only at the Whitfield chapel tonight as eight properties go under the hammer.RE/MAX Cairns principal Tony Williamson said it was the biggest number of properties to be auctioned at one time since the business moved into the 47 Heavey Cr address at the beginning of last year.More than 80 people are expected to pack the former chapel. 47 Terminalia St, Redlynch 9 Melaleuca St, Manunda 4/12-14 Ireland Cr, Whitfield RE/MAX agent Ray Murphy has received a lot of interest in 20 Irene St, Mooroobool 108/2 Oliva St, Palm Cove 20 Irene St, Earlville 9-11 Evergreen St, Clifton Beach is up for auction.“I have got some people coming tonight looking to buy but who have not experienced an auction. It will be great for them to have a look, see what happens, what’s required, have a look at the process.”Mr Williamson said even if homes didn’t sell tonight, the auction was a step in the right direction to getting the best price for a property.“I always say to people if you die your things will be sold at a deceased estate auction, if you go broke it will be a mortgagee in possession auction — it is the first method of sale, no one can question a sale by auction,” he said. 12 Leftwich St, White Rock 9-11 Evergreen St, Clifton Beach center_img 59 Charles St, Innisfail SOLD BEFORE AUCTION 47 Terminalia St, RedlynchMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“It’s a good chance for the sellers to have the sales settled by Christmas.”But those hoping to bid on 47 Terminalia St, a spacious Redlynch home nestled in the rainforest with views over the mountains, are out of luck.The home sold today.Agent Cathy Ratcliffe said the buyers had shown interest in it the past few weeks and made a cash offer.“The owners bought it from me over two years ago and sold it for not far off what they paid for it which is great in this market which has certainly contracted a bit in that time frame,” she said. 9 Melaleuca St Manunda. Supplied by RE/MAX Real Estate Services“The house had been on the market with a price on it and it had two offers early on, before the vendors had moved south, which they weren’t keen on. But once the vendors moved south, they were great, they listened to what we were saying, and we got it staged, and talked about going to auction, so that’s what we did. “Since we made that decision it went off like a frog in a sock. From the beginning it was in a location that is popular with buyers. The outcome we got was really good. Agent Ray Murphy said 20 Irene St, Mooroobool, had attracted plenty of inquiries leading up to today.Mr Murphy has five properties up for sale tonight.“20 Irene St is in the right price bracket, it is on a big block, with a big shed, I expect there to be a fair bit of active bidding on that this afternoon,” he said.“This would have to be one of the biggest auctions in the chapel. It’s encouraging and a sign the market has more confidence. 22 Denver St, White Rock HOMES UP FOR AUCTION TONIGHT It is a tough market for the Cassowary Coast but agent Ray Murphy said 59 Charles St, Innisfail will sell.“In Sydney and Melbourne 90 per cent of houses on the market go to auction, Cairns has always had about 20 per cent. It’s a bit of an up and down market at the moment so it’s worth trying an auction. At worst all it does is delay pricing the property for three weeks.“What really annoys me is when agents list a property and sell it the same day, I always think, ‘did it go too cheap?’, ‘hang on did the owner undersell the property?’.“We want to make sure we get the right price for the sellers.”last_img read more

Bulldogs Weekend Battle Against Rebels

first_imgThe Batesville Boys Soccer teams battled The Indy Roncalli Rebels.The Rebels Varsity won 3-1 and The IR JV 1-0.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coaches Chris Fox and Josh Meyer.last_img

Jim Riggleman

first_imgShould the Reds hire Jim Riggleman as their permanent manager?  I would say “yes”.  I like his traditional way of managing.  I am sure he has all of those statistics that are now available to all baseball teams, but his on-field moves go back to the way baseball used to be played.  He tries to bunt, although none of his players seem to know how to do it.What Riggleman needs in order to succeed is better talent.  Unfortunately, the Reds budget is tied up with Homer Bailey and Joey Votto.  Votto is still earning his keep, but Bailey is not.  If they want to keep Gennett, it will take more money as well.  He certainly deserves it.  What they desperately need are starting pitchers.  Of all the prospects they traded for or those developed in their system, only Castillo is doing a major league job.I would bet that Riggleman will be let go because it is easier and cheaper to replace him then to find the good players they need.  Riggleman is not making a lot of money which might work in his favor.  We will see.last_img read more

Nike unveil new ‘flight’ ball for 2020/21 campaign

first_img Loading… The ‘Flight’ ball is set to feature in leading leagues including the Premier League and Serie A, and will address issues of inconsistent aerodynamics through a revolutionary ball design that incorporates Nike’s new AerowSculpt technology. In a statement on their official website, Nike say they have concluded an eight-year investigation into improving consistency of football flight and this impressive-looking design is the final outcome. Nike have officially unveiled a brand new, ‘game-changing’ football for the 2020/21 season. Kieran Ronan, who is the Nike Senior Director for Global Equipment, says he has seen a “noticeable leap in performance” with the new ball. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?center_img One thing is for sure – this thing looks completely different to anything we have seen before. So, what else do we know? Read Also: Chelsea, Man Utd blocking Moses, Sanchez loan deals over Europe fears “The construction started with a square-shaped Aerotrack groove. Over the course of the 68 iterations, we modified the shape of the groove, added sculpted chevrons and explored multiple features throughout to deliver one geometric pattern that helps promote a more stable flight.” The ‘flight’ ball will reduce wobble and create more predictable and consistent flight, say Nike, something that goalkeepers will have to get used to in the coming months. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “Everything done at the Lab is rooted in science,” Ronan claims. “Here, we are able to detect small differences in performance that may not be perceivable to most athletes, but when those small differences are iterated upon 68 times, the result is a noticeable leap in performance.” The ball will deliver a measurable benefit of 30 percent truer flight than its Nike predecessor, according to the manufacturers, who also claim they have covered 68 different iterations over thousands of hours in the Lab. More than 800 professional athletes have participated in field testing validation before a final version was reached.last_img read more

Batsmen let India down against South Africa – Kohli

first_imgSKIPPER Virat Kohli insisted India’s batsmen must take the blame for a Test series loss to a South Africa side that he admitted were better in every department.Debutant Lungi Ngidi tore into the tourists on the final day of the second Test, the paceman taking 6-39 as the top-ranked side were bowled out for only 151 to suffer a 135-run defeat at Centurion.Victory for the Proteas gave them a 2-0 lead with only one match to play, leaving India still without a Test series success on South African soil.It is the first time in three years that India have lost a series in the longest format and captain Kohli, a centurion in the first innings, was left to rue the inability of a star-studded batting line-up to deliver.“When we went in I told the guys it looks very different to what we saw before the toss. I felt we gained momentum from the way South Africa lost wickets in the first innings and we should have capitalised: we were in a position to get a lead if we could have had a good partnership,” said the skipper.“That is something we have let ourselves down with from the first game and also in the second. It is the batsmen that have let us down again.“We tried our best, it was just not good enough and South Africa were better than we (were) in every department, especially fielding.”The prolific Kohli took no consolation from his magnificent 153, which left his side trailing by only 28 after the first innings.“The 150 means nothing, we’ve lost the game and the series,” he added. “If the 150 had won the game for my team that would have mattered, but having not won the game personal milestones do not matter to me at all.”last_img read more

2016 NNPC Jnr Tennis: Osewa, Mcleod Are Star Performers

first_imgNational junior stars, Michael Osewa, Angel Mcleod and Fortune Aniso headlined some of the star performers at the ongoing 2016 NNPC Junior Tennis Championship at the National Stadium Lagos.Osewa, who was scheduled to be in the ITF European Tour but could not attend due to the French Embassy’s refusal to issue him visa won three of his group matches.He defeated Ezekiel Ekong of Lagos 9-2 in the boy’s 16&under while he also defeated Kazeem Fadipe 9-1 in the 18&under.McLeod also showed class as she won all her preliminary matches to advance to the next round. She defeated Toyin Asogba 9-8 on Centre Court on yesterday in the girl’s 16&under.There were also wins for Rivers State duo of Fortune Aniso and Timipre Maxwell. Aniso defeated Omolade Aderemi and Esther Olamide both from Ondo State 9-0, 9-0 to advance to the next stage in the girl’s U16 and Maxwell was equally ruthless with 9-0 bashings of Esther Marshall of Cross River and Ebere Igbokwe in the girl’s 14&under.Marylove Edward was also impressive winning two of her three games in the preliminary round. Emmanuel Jebutu also looks good to progress by beating his Lagos teammate Wilson Igbinovia 9-4 and Fabian Joseph of Kaduna 9-6.Christopher Bulus of Kaduna defeated Ahmed Adefilaka 9-2 but lost to Stephen Augustine 9-4 and needs to beat Promise Ekong to progress in the boy’s 18&under.Daniel Adeleye of Ekiti also glowed brightly, winning all his four group matches in the boy’s 12&under.The tournament which is featuring over 130 players from all states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory is organised by the International Tennis Academy run by Godwin Kienka and sponsored by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Double Amputee Paralympian Joins House of Reps Race

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaA former paralympian, Vitalis Lanshima, has declared his intention to seek elective office in the House of Representatives in the Jos North/ Bassa Constituency under the All Progressives Congress (APC).Lanshima, who is an indigene of Plateau State and lived in the United States of America for over 15 years, made the declaration yesterday at a news briefing, pledging to empower the poor. Former paralympic athlete, Vitalis Lanshima , is aiming to represent his federal constituency at the Green Chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja In year 2000, Lanshima represented Nigeria at the Paralympic Games in Australia and set three world records in 100, 200 and 400 metres.He was subsequently recruited and awarded an athletics scholarship in the US, becoming the first international Paralympic athlete to compete for a college in the US.Lanshima was 12 years old when he was electrocuted after the crossbar he was holding, when practicing high jump at the University of Jos inadvertently touched an electric high-tensioned power cable.The accident dashed any hope he had of becoming successful in life and escaping poverty as it resulted in the amputation of both his arms.He only enrolled in J.S.S. I at the age of 18 after facing rejection from several schools on account of his disabilityThe business community leader is the first person with disability to serve in the elected office on Louisville Metro Council in Kentucky in the US.He said as a member of the House of Representatives, he would work with other members to find ways to stimulate economic development in Nigeria, work for lasting peace in the country and ensure transparency.“Transparency is the best disinfectant to fight corruption and that is my keyword. I will ensure that every penny allocated to my constituency is published online for easy tracking by the public.“I want to create a Nigeria that traveling on its road is not a suicide mission. We want a Nigeria where a child who lives in Bassa Local Government has equal opportunity with a child in Dubai.“With my wealth of experience as a metro councilor in Louisville, USA, I can contribute to make Nigeria a beacon for Africa.” Lanshima promised yesterday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more