150 wines from Zagreb County presented to the catering sector

first_imgIn the presence of many winemakers, oenologists, caterers and wine lovers, the 1st show of the best wines of Zagreb County was opened.It is a unique oenological event where you could taste more than 150 types of world, domesticated and indigenous varieties of wine and several of the most respected types of cheese from county producers.S 5 milijuna trsova posađenih na više od 900 hektara površine Zagrebačka županija je u samom vrhu Republike Hrvatske prema broju vinara, vinskih etiketa, vinskih cesta i općenito vinogradarsko-vinskih projekata.” We are also in the lead in terms of the number of registered family farms, 15 thousand of them, and this quantity is accompanied by quality – especially in the sector of viticulture and winemaking in which we have a rich tradition.”Said Zagreb County Prefect Stjepan Kožić.As part of the Review, 33 winemakers from 9 vineyards in Zagreb County presented their wines with a protected designation of origin. In addition to tasting top wines, two expert workshops were organized for the visitors of the Revue – “Cheese and wine” where visitors could learn all about the proper pairing of these two foods and “Sparkling wines of Zagreb County” where they had the opportunity to meet about 10 producers from the area of ​​Zagreb County.During the opening ceremony of the Review, Kožić pointed out that tenders in agriculture worth HRK 15 million will be announced by the end of the week, some of which are already in progress. “This year’s 1st show of the best wines of Zagreb County provided an opportunity for local winemakers to present their products and achieve cooperation with other stakeholders in the market, and we plan to continue this type of product promotion with other our agricultural producers.”Kožić pointed out and emphasized that the goal is to connect wine producers with the catering sector, both in Zagreb County and in the whole of Croatia.Also, during the Revue, the champion medals from the 15th evaluation of Zagreb County wines were awarded, among which the title of absolute champion was taken by a mixture of white varieties – ice harvest 2014, OPG Đurinski.last_img read more

Unai Emery omits Mesut Ozil from Arsenal squad for third game in a row as the Gunners face Bournemouth

first_imgUnai Emery omits Mesut Ozil from Arsenal squad for third game in a row as the Gunners face Bournemouth Metro Sport ReporterSunday 6 Oct 2019 1:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link20Shares ‘Today we decided tactically [the best] eleven to impose our game plan.‘But if I could change one player for another I would have the same confidence in that player.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisement Mesut Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s clash with Bournemouth (Getty Images)Mesut Ozil’s exile from Unai Emery’s squad continues as Arsenal host Bournemouth on Sunday.The 30-year-old was omitted from Arsenal’s matchday squad for the 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Monday evening and he was also left out of the team as the Gunners beat Standard Liege 4-0 in the Europa League on Thursday.After the win over Standard Liege, Emery took a major dig at Ozil by claiming Arsenal’s highest-paid player did not ‘deserve’ to be named as a substitute for the match.And it appears Emery has not changed his thinking as Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s matchday squad for the game against Bournemouth.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIt’s understood that Ozil is not injured as he trained with the rest of his Arsenal teammates on Saturday. ARSENAL VS BOURNEMOUTH ARSENAL XI: Leno; Chambers, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Guendouzi, Ceballos; Pepe, Aubameyang, SakaSUBS: Martinez, Tierney, Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Willock, Martinelli. Ozil has failed to make Arsenal’s last three matchday squads (AMA/Getty Images)Emery, meanwhile, has made just one change following Arsenal’s draw with United at Old Trafford on Monday night as Dani Ceballos replaces Lucas Torreira in midfield.‘We are playing a lot of matches,’ Emery told Sky Sports before the game.‘On Monday we played some players and on Thursday we played others, but really we were happy with those who played in each match. Advertisementlast_img read more

Gov. Wolf: Executive Order to Protect Vulnerable Pennsylvanians Yielding Results

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 19, 2019 Press Release Harrisburg, PA – In late July, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order that outlined an overhaul of the state services and systems to protect the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians. Today, his administration provided an update on progress by announcing multiple changes put in place in the Department of Human Services (DHS).“State agencies involved in protecting vulnerable Pennsylvanians are working to overhaul outdated or inadequate systems, protocols and processes. We are going to find substantive ways to transform these systems to hold ourselves and institutions to higher operation standards. We must ensure better and more accountable services to those for which they protect and care,” Gov. Wolf said. “The systematic changes we are announcing today are just the first step in a commitment to doing a better job of protecting our most vulnerable populations.”The updates announced today include:Stronger Accountability for InstitutionsAn integral part of DHS’s responsibilities is the inspection and issuance of licenses for facilities that provide services to, house, or otherwise help vulnerable populations. DHS-led inspections of facilities result in a license renewal or, in some cases, a plan of correction for a facility to be fully compliant with the department.For too long, there were no standardized timeframes in establishing a plan of correction following the identification of a violation during an inspection. New processes will include verification of timely compliance with and implementation of a plan of correction, and commencement of a licensure action against a provider who does not timely comply with that plan.DHS issued a bulletin on July 15, 2019, outlining these processes and followed that with training webinars for providers during the last two weeks of July. Nearly 4,000 people participated. The bulletin becomes effective October 1, 2019.“By issuing this bulletin and offering companion training to providers, DHS is clarifying and standardizing the processes that should occur after a licensing violation is identified, further protecting vulnerable Pennsylvanians by ensuring facilities providing care are not operating with extended violations in need of correction,” DHS Sec. Teresa Miller said.Implementing a Single Child Welfare Case Management SystemOn August 28, 2019, the Child Welfare Case Management Steering Team, with representation from the Department of Human Services Secretary’s Office, Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF), the Health and Human Services Delivery Center, Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administrators, the Child Welfare Resource Center, and 18 counties held its kickoff meeting as the first step toward the implementation of a single case management system that offers wide-ranging support for at-risk children. Counties represented include Allegheny, Armstrong, Berks, Bucks, Cambria, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Sullivan, Warren, and Wayne.“By gathering our staff and listening to the perspectives and ideas of multiple counties and providers, we know this steering team will be productive,” Sec. Miller said. “We will continue to engage with these 18 counties – and more – as we move toward conversion from their existing systems to a single case management system, because we know an ongoing, open dialogue is key to this transformative process.”Steering Team meetings are scheduled every two weeks for the next three months. DHS continues to invite counties to be part of smaller working groups as part of the steering committee.Seeking the Best Complex-Need Care ModelsEarlier this month, DHS announced a Request for Information (RFI) to assist in identifying the best possible care models for individuals with complex clinical and behavioral conditions. The most common example of individuals who fall within this target population are those transitioning from corrections facilities who need long-term care support, may have a history of violence or sex offenses, or may exhibit severe behavioral health conditions.Without access to appropriate and supportive services, including long-term care services, these individuals often face severe health risks, including physical injury and death, homelessness, isolation, or potential correctional recidivism.DHS is seeking to build an infrastructure to effectively serve people before they face a crisis. Responses to this RFI will aid DHS in identifying and developing best practices and to improve person-centered service planning and care in order to more effectively address the needs of this population.“We are committed to ensuring that our most vulnerable populations are taken care of and looked after, but too often these populations struggle to find proper care opportunities,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “Leveraging partnerships with providers across the state is a critical piece of creating a network to support individuals with complex needs.”“The path to incarceration is often rife with trauma, addiction, mental illness and lack of meaningful educational opportunities,” Department of Corrections Sec. John Wetzel said. “Focusing on vulnerable populations is exactly what we need to proactively help individuals before they get criminally involved, while aiding individuals who are criminally involved to get out of the system and into a safe, community setting.”.The RFI is available online. DHS is requesting that all responses to this RFI be submitted by 12 p.m. on the September 28, 2019. Responses must be submitted electronically to the following email account with “Complex Case Placement RFI” in the email subject line: RA-PWRFICOMMENTS@PA.GOVIncreasing Human Trafficking AwarenessAccording to the National Human Trafficking hotline data, 199 human trafficking cases have been reported in Pennsylvania in 2018 alone. The federal Preventing Sex Trafficking & Strengthening Families Act mandates that County Children and Youth Agencies implement protocols for expeditiously locating children missing from out-of-home care and for screening whether a child under the supervision of the state was a victim of sex or labor trafficking.DHS’s OCYF realized a need to inform all those who interact with someone who might have been a human trafficking victim on the best practices related to screening and assessment of victims, addressing their physical and mental health needs, and determining placement, treatment and services for them. To address this, OCYF Bulletin # 3130-19-04, entitled Serving Child Victims of Human Trafficking, will be issued by October 1.The bulletin highlights federal and state requirements around human trafficking reporting and includes examples of trafficking screening and assessment tools that can be used by those in the field to help identify victims and determine their individual needs.“This practice guide is a critical component that can now help all those involved with potential human trafficking victims understand the key signs for identifying potential victims and how to best serve their unique needs,” said Sec. Miller. “Services that provide safe housing and meet victims’ basic needs, intensive case management, and education or life skills and job training are part of the guide to help these victims live healthful, fulfilling lives.”center_img Gov. Wolf: Executive Order to Protect Vulnerable Pennsylvanians Yielding Resultslast_img read more

Atlantis Launches GBP 7 Million Bond

first_imgSIMEC Atlantis Energy has, through Abundance Investment, launched a proposed five-year bond offer maturing 2024.The bond offer seeks to raise a maximum of £7 million, and is expected to close on or before October 31, 2019, with the extension option by up to three months at the company’s discretion.Subject to completion of the bond offer, the proceeds of the issue will be used to progress and accelerate the development of opportunities in the Atlantis project pipeline, including funding the remaining development activities for the Uskmouth power station conversion project and consenting and engineering studies for the proposed Raz Blanchard tidal power project, and to provide general working capital to be used in the development of the Atlantis group’s business and project portfolio.Tim Cornelius, CEO, SIMEC Atlantis Energy, said: “As we create a global, diversified renewable energy platform, this bond offer represents a chance for investors to help Atlantis to grow and share in our future financial success. The bonds will help us continue work on amazing and world leading projects such as the Uskmouth power station conversion. These bonds will help us towards our ambition of becoming one of the largest and most diversified renewable energy companies on the London Stock Exchange.”Bruce Davis, co-founder and joint managing director, Abundance, said: “At this time of great political upheaval and climate emergency, now is the time to turn words into actions. Atlantis is one of the most dynamic energy development companies in the world, so we’re proud to be backing it as it helps lead the UK to a Net Zero future.“Abundance investors have been at the forefront of supporting the low-carbon transition and we expect our customers – drawn from ordinary people throughout the UK – to embrace this opportunity to build on the success of our two previous green bonds for Atlantis, with this third offer, our biggest for them so far.”last_img read more

Batesville Police: Heroin Found, Arrest Made

first_imgBatesville Police arrested a Dearborn County man for heroin possession following a traffic stop.Officer Mike Manus responded to a report of an intoxicated driver exiting I-74 at the Batesville exit on Sunday Dec. 22 around 7:45 p.m. The vehicle was located in the Dairy Queen parking lot.After suspected drugs in the vehicle, Officer Manus requested Sgt. Danny Hamilton to respond with his K-9 partner Jinx.According to Batesville Police Chief Stan Holt, The K-9 alerted on the vehicle and heroin was located.Jon Knowles, 39, of Lawrenceburg, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, a class D Felony. He was booked into the Ripley County Jail.last_img read more

Andrew Smith

first_imgI am sure that unless you are a Butler Bulldog fan, you will not remember this name, Andrew Smith.  Just before he passed away on Jan. 12, Brad Steven(his college coach) missed an NBA game in Chicago to visit Andrew.  Smith played from 2009-2013 for the Bulldogs.  He was part of 2 Final Four appearances.Andrew developed cancer and passed away at the age of 25.  He was an integral part of those Final Four Butler teams.  Coach Stevens recalled how this viable part of those teams had his health fail so quickly.  He leaves behind a young wife and promising future.  Our sympathy to the Smith family.last_img read more

Di Canio calm over summer dealings

first_img The Italian has already drafted in five new signings and is hoping for several more with United States international striker Jozy Altidore on Wearside for a medical. However, while he and his recruitment team have made significant progress, he knows there is still work to be done, and that the supporters will be desperate for news. Di Canio told the club’s official website: “[The fans may feel] we need a striker, a right-back, a left back, and it will be the same when we win two in a row and they think maybe we can go into the Europa League. They will dream, they will go hungry, they will be upset, but I can tell them only one thing – relax.” Press Association Di Canio is not only looking for talented players during his summer shopping mission, but men with the character he wants to take the club forward. He found that in his most dependable performers at the end of last season as the Black Cats managed to stave off relegation, and his newcomers will have to buy into the same philosophy. Di Canio said: “We are going to build a very, very good team with a very good work ethic. That will be crucial on the field – we are going to face the opponents, we are going to challenge the opponents. “My team and the players I select will always have to wear this shirt with honour, dignity and respect, otherwise they can’t play under me. “The fans have to be proud when we finish the game even if we lose, because unfortunately, we are going to lose a few games. “All the individuals wearing the shirt need to make the fans proud because this is the minimum that we can do because we have a big privilege to wear the shirt. “I can’t any more, but I can participate in a different way and determinate something for thousands and thousands of people. They have to stay relaxed because once again at the start of the season, on August 17, they will be happy.” center_img Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has urged the club’s fans to “relax” as he rebuilds his squad.last_img read more

Spurs wait on Vertonghen injury

first_imgTottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is set to discover today the extent of the ankle injury suffered by Jan Vertonghen in their friendly defeat to Sunderland in Hong Kong. “He might have sprained the ligaments in his left ankle. We need to have an MRI to see the full extent. But there is some range of movement in the ankle so we hope it won’t be that long,” Villas-Boas said after the match. “We hope he will be back for the first game of the season.” Kick-off at the Hong Kong Stadium was delayed for half an hour by torrential rain which left surface water on the pitch, and the match was ultimately restricted to two 40-minute halves. Villas-Boas, whose side lost the game 3-1 to their Premier League rivals, said he was worried about the conditions. “I was concerned. But what can you do? The pitch is what it is. It’s always like that for this tournament. You can’t change the conditions. They are extremely poor,” he added. Villas-Boas was left sweating on the fitness of Vertonghen ahead of the start of the new Barclays Premier League season when the Belgium international was stretchered off after landing awkwardly on a pitch which the Spurs boss admitted he had concerns about. The 26-year-old defender is due to undergo an MRI scan today to determine the extent of the problem and Villas-Boas will be keeping his fingers crossed the injury is not too serious. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Ireland held in Poland

first_img One of them, McGeady, picked up where he had left off, running at the Polish defence in the early stages to pin the home side back. The Spartak Moscow winger forced Piotr Celeban into an eighth-minute block which left the defender winded, and as front two Shane Long and Stokes made their presence felt, Ireland had marginally the better of the early stages. They might have gone ahead with 21 minutes gone when, not for the first time, a set-piece almost paid dividends. Walters, wearing the captain’s armband in the absence of the rested Robbie Keane, flicked on McGeady’s corner and found Kelly unmarked in front of goal. However, the full-back was unable to react quickly enough and although he managed to head the ball down, it reared up off the turf and looped over keeper Wojciech Szczesny’s crossbar. Poland had caused few problems for the visitors up to that point, but they stepped up a gear as the half progresses with star men Lewandowski and Jakub Blaszczykowski starting to make an impact. Keeper David Forde needed two attempts to claim Blaszczykowski’s 25th-minute shot as it skidded across the uneven surface, and defender Adam Marciniak lifted a header harmlessly over 11 minutes later. However, Ireland largely managed to contain the tricky Lewandowski, although substitute John O’Shea – he had replaced the injured Sean St Ledger after just 31 minutes – was booked for deliberate handball after being caught out by the striker. Blaszczykowski very nearly got the second half off to the perfect start for the Poles when he carved his way between Kelly and midfielder James McCarthy and into the penalty area, and he might have gone all the way had O’Shea not intervened at the decisive moment. An off-balance Long skied a 51st-minute left-foot effort high over at the other end and Walters saw an ambitious attempt blocked by Marciniak two minutes later as Ireland responded. Szczesny had to make a smart save on the hour to keep out Stokes’ well-struck effort after he had been picked out by McGeady, who departed soon afterwards along with McCarthy as defender Alex Pearce and James McClean joined the fray. The Wigan winger needed just six minutes to make an impression with a teasing cross to which neither Long nor Stokes could get a touch in front of goal. But fellow substitute Teodorczyk whistled a speculative effort over Forde’s bar seconds later with the game starting to open up. Poland piled on the pressure as time ran down, but Forde had few saves of note to make with the men in front of him battling admirably to secure a shut-out. A much-changed Ireland side gave as good as it got at the INEA Stadium, the site of Euro 2012 finals defeats by Croatia and Italy, in a hard-fought game which ended 0-0 despite the best efforts of both teams. Defender Stephen Kelly went closest to winning it for the visitors with a first-half header, while Poland substitute Lukasz Teodorczyk blasted just over from distance in a rousing second half. But ultimately, the spoils had to be shared, and that would no doubt have pleased O’Neill more than opposite number Adam Nawalka, whose side lost 2-0 to Slovakia in his first game at the helm on Friday evening. By contrast, O’Neill opened his account at the earliest possible opportunity with a 3-0 friendly victory over Latvia, and the stalemate in Poznan simply maintained the positivity within the camp. Where Ireland played with a freedom and genuine purpose against the Latvians, they had to be a little more circumspect against stronger opponents. However, winger Aiden McGeady, who starred in Dublin on Friday, proved similarly influential during his 62 minutes on the pitch, and there were flashes too from Celtic striker Anthony Stokes as he attempts belatedly to make his mark at international level. But perhaps just as pleasing for O’Neill, the defensive solidity which characterised the early years of Giovanni Trapattoni’s reign was in evidence once again despite changes at the back. Indeed dangerman Robert Lewandowski was largely well contained throughout as Ireland recorded a second successive clean sheet. The frustration now for O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane is they will not see their players again until March, when Ireland are scheduled to meet Serbia in a friendly. O’Neill revealed after Friday evening’s game that he would use the trip to Poland to assess the depth of his squad, and he was as good as his word as he retained only four of the men who started at the Aviva Stadium. Martin O’Neill’s first away fixture as Republic of Ireland manager ended in satisfactory fashion as his new charges claimed a friendly draw in Poland. Press Associationlast_img read more

Duminy and Walsh help Tridents destroy TKR at Kensington Oval

first_imgA truly sensational display of sustained hitting from JP Duminy and a ridiculously good bowling effort from Hayden Walsh Jr allowed Barbados Tridents to finally end their eight-match losing home run in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in fine style with a 63-run defeat of defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders(TKR).Duminy scored the fastest ever Hero CPL half-century before Walsh Jr took three wickets in four balls on his way to the first five-wicket haul of the season as the Knight Riders came up well short in their pursuit of the Tridents’ 192/5.The Tridents had been given a solid platform by openers Johnson Charles and Jonathan Carter, both men passing 50 in a first-wicket stand worth 110.But they took almost 14 overs getting those runs and, when both openers and then Alex Hales all fell in quick succession, the Tridents innings appeared to be falling away.Duminy had other ideas, blasting his way to 65 from just 20 balls – his 50 coming up in a Hero CPL record of just 15 – to propel his team to a winning totalPerhaps the most astonishing element of Duminy’s innings is that he had only 3 to his name after the first five balls he faced.From that moment he faced 15 further deliveries. The 15th dismissed him. The second was bunted down the ground for a scampered two.The final balls of the 18th and 19th overs were deliberately knocked away for singles to retain the strike. The other 11 were sent to or over the boundary. There weren’t many mishits in there. Short balls, full balls, slower balls. All got the same treatment. The seven sixes all cleared the boundary with something to spare.Ali Khan’s third over went for 24 – his three-over spell cost him 51 in all; James Neesham’s only over cost 25. In all, 76 came from the last five overs of the innings as the innings was brought dramatically back to life after the disappointment of the three quick wickets.Carter’s half-century, his first in the Hero CPL, will certainly not live as long in the memory as Duminy’s but having been promoted up the order he did the job asked of him in providing a base from which his team-mates could launch with his 46-ball 51.Charles was more fluent in his 58 from 39, striking the ball crisply and collecting eight fours.But ultimately this was an innings about one man, even if he was only actually batting for around a quarter of it.And he wasn’t finished. The Knight Riders had made a lightning start to their chase of 193 for victory despite losing openers Lendl Simmons and Sunil Narine to Harry Gurney and Jason Holder respectively.Colin Munro had flown to 23 from 12 when a rare miscue sent the ball high into the sky but over the backpedaling Holder at mid-off.While everyone else watched to see whether Holder could get back for a catch, Duminy screeched fully 40 yards around the boundary edge before diving and coming up with the ball to complete a stunning catch.Walsh Jr then started his own contribution to the Tridents’ success as he bowled Denesh Ramdin for 11 from 14 balls.Pollard, Neesham and Seekkuge all fell in his second over to leave the Knight Riders reeling at 83/7 and out of the contest, while Walsh Jr had the amazing figures of 2-0-4-4.Darren Bravo took a four and a six off the leg-spinner to slightly dent those figures, but Walsh Jr was not to be denied for long. He teased Bravo into a miscue outside off stump to secure his fifth wicket and spark wild celebrations around the Kensington Oval.For all Walsh Jr’s brilliance, it was still fitting that the final word should go to Duminy and sure enough he finished off a remarkable night’s work by dismissing Khary Pierre and Ali Khan to wrap up a thumping win that lifts the Tridents above St Lucia Zouks into the final playoff spot.The Knight Riders remain in second place despite having now gone three matches without a victory after winning their first four. (CPL.last_img read more