Open voting for the best Croatian restaurants “100 leading Croatian restaurants – Restaurant Croatica”

first_imgThe 23rd annual elections for 100 leading Croatian restaurants organized by the Gastronaut Club are underway.The project of 100 leading Croatian restaurants – Restaurants Croatica is a project of encouraging quality in catering through the annual elections of leading and publishing an accompanying publication. It was initiated in 1995, and the basic idea was to do market research on which restaurants best meet the needs of guests and highlight the leaders in order to motivate others to improve the quality of offer and service.The whole story began back in 1995, when the survey covered about 700 restaurants, while in 2017 that number climbed to over 2400 restaurants. Part of the voting is conducted over www.gastronaut.hr , and voters can further emphasize the quality of the offer, service and ambience. In parallel, caterers, restaurant managers vote for 10 of their colleagues, and fill out questionnaires with a detailed description of their offer and service. The final word after reviewing all the materials is given by the Honorary Committee of the project, which announces a new list of 100 leaders.The project of 100 leading Croatian restaurants is being implemented by the company Abisal in cooperation with the Association of Croatian Restaurateurs. Comparing the data from the questionnaire for restaurant managers from year to year, we noticed an increase in the offer and details that can motivate the guest to return, long-term investments in the quality of the offer and education of staff and numerous events in restaurants. The title of 100 leaders has become prestigious over the years, and caterers are aware that even today they can defend or earn it only if they are recommended by many satisfied guests throughout Croatia. “Pointed out prof. Karin Mimica is the project manager and editor of 100 leading Croatian restaurants.Restaurant MOnte, Rovinj100 leading restaurants are presented with their offer, natural and historical environment in the annual edition of the same name, which is published every year in print and online Croatian and English editions in May / June. The content of the edition has been expanded with recipes from leading specialties in order for the edition to retain its place in the home library even after the appearance of new annual editions. The book also advertises producers of quality and top wines and groceries, as well as gastronomic events. You can browse the last few editions Online. ” The quality of the restaurant grows from year to year, they watch what is happening outside, they connect, they educate so that absolutely the whole gastro story develops for the better from year to year. The market develops through two segments, one is creativity and the other is autochthony, which is an ideal combination”Concludes Mimica.Reward those who work hard, develop restaurants that are quality and that you can personally recommend. You can vote hereRelated news: DAYS OF ADRIATIC SQUIDS IN NORTHWESTERN ISTRIA AS A TRUE GUIDE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR TOURISM


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Four dead as Russian helicopter crashes at airport

first_imgA military helicopter crashed Tuesday at an airport in Russia’s remote eastern Chukotka region, killing all four people on board, the governor said.The helicopter of the Russian defense ministry went down in the main airport in Chukotka near Anadyr, which has mixed military and civilian use.”There were three crew members and one technician on board. All four died,” governor Roman Kopin wrote on his Instagram account. Topics : Russian agencies reported that it was a Mi-8 helicopter which was doing a test flight after undergoing technical maintenance.”The reason for the accident could be a technical fault with the helicopter,” TASS news agency quoted a defense ministry statement as saying. Military investigators were dispatched to the crash site, it said.last_img read more

Govt issues new regulation for belabored preemployment card

first_imgIt further clarifies that the appointment of online training platforms as program partners and third-party training institutions is not a “procurement of goods and services”, but “still takes into account the purpose, principles and ethics of the state procurement of goods and services”.Read also: KPK highlights inefficiency, mismanagement in preemployment card programThe new regulation is not retroactive, and stipulates that all decisions taken by the program management under the previous Perpres are “legitimate, as long as they were taken with good intentions”. The program’s Job Creation Committee is then required to evaluate the decisions.The provision is applicable to the appointment of partnering platforms and third-party training institutions, among other things.  The Perpres also restructures and expands the Job Creation Committee that oversees the program, which originally consisted of six members led by the coordinating economic minister and the presidential chief of staff.The new committee has 12 members comprising the state secretary and six ministers: the home, finance, education, manpower, industry and national development planning ministers. The five remaining committee members are the Cabinet secretary, the attorney general, the National Police chief, as well as the heads of the Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP) and the National Procurement Agency (LKPP).The preemployment card program had drawn widespread public criticism over the apparent lack of transparency since it was launched on March 20, with an aim to provide a safety net to workers affected by the health crisis. The two key criticisms were that the appointment of online partners through a nontransparent process left it open to conflicts of interest, and that it did not comply with the prevailing regulation on the procurement of goods and services.“We welcome suggestions from all parties, including [top] institutions like the KPK, and we have received many inputs from the public, including the [people] who are eligible for the preemployment card,” program director Denni Purbasari said on June 22.Earlier in June, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) uncovered irregularities in the program, including a potential for conflicts of interest and a risk of mistargeting.The KPK found potential conflicts of interest in at least 250 courses provided by third-party institutions that had ties to partnering platforms. For instance, partnering platform Pintaria offered 199 courses, one-third of which was provided by its parent education technology company HarukaEdu.By the end of June, the program was offering 3,805 courses through eight partnering platforms, including e-commerce giants Tokopedia and Bukalapak.“It should not be like this because it weakens the [course] curation,” KPK corruption prevention deputy Pahala Nainggolan said on June 19.Read also: Jobs card may not help people find workDirector Denni said at the time that the program management had issued a public call for expressions of interest and that 19 firms had responded.The preemployment card was one of Jokowi’s reelection campaign promises and originally designed as an upskilling and reskilling program. As the global health crisis started impacting the economy and led to job losses when companies downsized in response, the government redesigned it into an incentivized training program as part of its COVID-19 safety net strategy.The reworked program offers participants Rp 1 million in “coupons” to be spent on training courses, and a Rp 2.4 million cash assistance to be disbursed over four months upon completing the program. The program targets 5.6 million affected workers and small business owners, and has a Rp 20 trillion (US$1.3 billion) budget for this year.In the nearly four months since it was rolled out, the program has registered 680,918 participants, more than half of whom had been laid off as a result of the health crisis.Topics : The government on Wednesday issued a new regulation for its flagship incentivized training program to close loopholes in the previous regulation that prompted public criticism of systemic irregularities and conflicts of interest.The newly issued Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 76/2020 on the preemployment card allows the program management to demand that ineligible participants return the financial assistance (incentives) in full within 60 days. The management may also file criminal charges against ineligible participants that used falsified personal data in applying to the program.The regulation clearly stipulates that the program is eligible to laid-off workers, furloughed employees and micro and small business owners. It also regulates the conditions for the program’s offline training courses.last_img read more

Arsenal vs Brighton TV channel, live stream, time, odds and team news

first_imgUnai Emery is battling for a top four spot in the Premier League (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have lost their last three Premier League games and are looking to snap that losing streak at home to Brighton on Sunday afternoon.The Gunners are scrapping away to grab a Champions League place for next season, but have run into some dreadful form at the worst possible time.However, they are far from out of it and a victory on Sunday would keep them right in contention going into the last day of the season.Brighton have the pressure off them after Cardiff’s defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday meant they are safe from relegation.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal vs Brighton TV channel, live stream, time, odds and team news Phil HaighSunday 5 May 2019 10:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link13Shares Advertisement Comment Brighton are safe after Saturday’s results (Picture: /MB Media/Getty Images)When is Arsenal vs Brighton?The match is on Sunday 5 May with kick-off at 4.30pm at the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementIs Arsenal vs Brighton on TV and is there a live stream?Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League will be showing the game live.Subscribers can stream the action on Sky Go or watch on the Sky Sports app.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityTeam newsArsenal are still without Aaron Ramsey, Hector Bellerin, Denis Suarez, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck but they should have Laurent Koscielny available again.Brighton have Beram Kayal back in contention, but Jose Izquierdo and Davy Propper are out.What are the odds? (Courtesy of Betfair)3/10 Arsenal5/1 Draw10/1 BrightonMORE: Virgil van Dijk ordered Xherdan Shaqiri to take late free kick that led to Divock Origi’s winner against NewcastleMORE: Edwin van Der Sar snubs Manchester United move because it’s a ‘step down’ from Ajax Advertisementlast_img read more

Violinist’s home sold for $835,000 with proceeds to go to charity

first_imgViolinist Moshlo had come to Australia as a child escaping the Second World War. Picture: Suzanna ClarkeSuccessful buyers, Brisbane couple Michael and Ann-Louise Coulson, landed themselves a bargain in the 81 Tooth Avenue home, which has four bedrooms two bathrooms and two car spaces. The auction underway at 81 Tooth Avenue, Paddington. Picture: Mark CallejaReal estate agent Anne Fidler of Belle Property Paddington, who had marketed it as “a gracious colonial home”, said all proceeds of the auction would be going to humanitarian medical aid organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders).More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago Violinist Moshlo Shaw, pictured here with Carla Thackrah, had fully indulged his love of the dance and music at his home in81 Tooth Avenue, Paddington A VIOLINIST’S inner-city home has sold at a red hot price for the inner city – and all the proceeds are going to charity.The Brisbane home of Moshlo, a virtuoso violinist and architect who died in 2015, sold under the hammer for $835,000 in inner-city Paddington. Moshlo had come to Australia as a child escaping the Second World War with his family. 81 Tooth Ave Paddington Qld 4064“He was quite a character, very compassionate human being and very passionate as well about his music, dance. I’m not surprised that this is what his will requested.”According to the CoreLogic Market Trends report, the median house price in Paddington was $964,500.center_img 81 Tooth Ave Paddington Qld 4064 81 Tooth Ave Paddington Qld 4064Ms Fidler said “he has a construction company and I don’t doubt that they will be updating the home.”Sitting on a sloping block, the home had been in limbo for two years while Moshlo’s estate was being finalised. Among the improvements he had made to the property was to convert it into a dance studio to indulge his love of the tango. The property has wide verandas, a fish pond, French doors, light-filled living spaces and an expansive rear deck.last_img read more

Registrations Open for Dredging Today Conference

first_imgMaritime & Offshore Media Group Navingo has just announced that the registrations for the first annual Dredging Today Conference are now open.The event will take place on 9 and 10 October 2017 at Amsterdam RAI under the theme ‘Changing Climate, Resilient Business’.The conference is part of Navingo’s dredging platform which also comprises the online news portal DredgingToday.com and the recent Dredging Vessel Directory.This event will offer a forward-looking agenda for the industry addressing economic, social and environmental challenges and the capabilities of the dredging industry to tackle these.An important part of the conference is dedicated to climate change, adaptation and resilience. Topics include the impact of climate change on the dredging industry, available funds for climate adaptation solutions, changing client demands and future proofing business strategies.The conference is co-located with Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference.[mappress mapid=”24206″]last_img read more

Reds announce front office additions

first_imgKevin Towers previously served as general manager in Arizona and San Diego.CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty today announcing the hirings of longtime baseball executive Kevin Towers as Special Assistant/Player Personnel and veteran scout Jeff Schugel as Special Assistant/Pro Scout.Towers, 53, spent the last 4 years as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Arizona and led the Diamondbacks to the National League West Division championship in 2011. Towers has 18 years’ experience as a Major League general manager. He spent 14 of those seasons as the GM for the San Diego Padres from 1996-2009. During that period, the Padres won NL West Division championships in 1996, 1998, 2005 and 2006 and advanced to the World Series in 1998. Towers’ 2007 club fell just shy of advancing to the Postseason for the third straight year after losing a tie-breaker game to the Colorado Rockies.Schugel, 53, spent last season, his 31st in professional baseball, as Special Assistant to Atlanta Braves Executive Vice President and General Manager Frank Wren.Before joining the Braves in 2014, Schugel spent 9 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as a Major League scout and then special assignment scout. He also worked in various scouting capacities for the Minnesota Twins (1987-91), Colorado Rockies (1993-2000) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2000-04).last_img read more

Russell to miss Sir Des ride

first_img The rider took a crashing fall from Un Beau Matin at the final flight in Wednesday’s Coral Cup, but was fit enough to take up his first two mounts on Thursday’s card. However, after finishing unplaced on both Argocat in the Jewson Novices’ Chase and Stonemaster in the Pertemps Final, Russell was ruled out for the rest of the meeting. Davy Russell will miss the ride aboard Sir Des Champs in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup after suffering a punctured lung. Bryan Cooper assumed his mounts aboard First Lieutenant in the Ryanair Chase and Bog Warrior in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle, but Russell’s absence leaves trainer Willie Mullins and owners Gigginstown House Stud with a problem ahead of Friday’s feature event. Gigginstown manager Eddie O’Leary said: “Davy has a problem with his lung and he’s down for the week now. I’m not sure (who will ride Sir Des Champs), we’ll have a good chat with Willie about it first.” Michael O’Leary, owner of Gigginstown House Stud, confirmed that Russell had a punctured lung. He said: “He has a punctured lung, which he’s had to have drained. He’s been stood down for today and tomorrow, he might need a small operation. It’s quite serious and he can’t travel home. His health is my biggest concern. “I don’t know who will ride Sir Des Champs, we’ll talk to Willie overnight and decide who is the best available.” The track confirmed Russell had been taken to Cheltenham General Hospital for further treatment. A tweet from Cheltenham read: “Davy Russell has suffered a spontaneous punctured lung. He has been treated at the course and is off to hospital. He is being accompanied by our senior doctor and is expected to stay in overnight for observation. Our best wishes to Davy.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

In-Form Sunrisers Hyderabad Hold Edge Against Erratic Delhi Capitals

first_imgNew Delhi: In a format like the Indian Premier League, momentum plays an important role. While a team on a roll can make the impossible look regular, teams which haven’t managed to hit the right note can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Going into match 16 of the league, while Sunrisers Hyderabad is definitely on a roll, Delhi Capitals need to buck up.They have had a change in name, but Delhi Capitals’ fortunes have been topsy-turvy as ever. Having started off in style against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium, DC lost to Chennai at home, sneaked a win in the Super Over against Kolkata and then lost again to Kings XI Punjab in a game that was almost sealed. Consistency has been the biggest problem for the franchise and even though they have done well in patches, Delhi Capitals have failed to drive home the advantage from positions of strength in both their losses so far. In fact, even in the game against KKR, they made an easy chase look difficult, almost ended up losing and finally managed a tie before Kagiso Rabada bowled a beautiful over.For Hyderabad, it has been about growing from strength to strength. After losing the opening game to Kolkata from a winning position, the Sunrisers regrouped and came back strongly. While their first win against Rajasthan Royals was a good game of cricket, they decimated Royal Challengers Bangalore in their third game.Riding on centuries from David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, SRH put on 231/2 from their 20 overs before bundling out RCB for just 113. The 118-run win will definitely fire-up the team when they walk into the game at the Feroze Shah Kotla on Thursday.The Kotla wicket has remained low and slow and it could be a battle of spinners. But in that case, it will again be Rashid Khan and in-form Mohammad Nabi, who will hold the edge against hosts Delhi.While DC also have quality spinners in their ranks in Amit Mishra, Axar Patel, Sandip Lamichhane among others, SRH clearly hold the edge.In batting too, DC have flattered to deceive in both their last two games. Chasing a target of 185 against KKR, the Delhi batsmen were almost cruising home before losing the plot and managing to squeeze in a tie. And again in the game against KXIP, they lost 7 wickets for just 8 runs and snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.The middle-order needs to be a lot more consistent. Though Rishabh Pant has shown great form, he needs to finish games for DC. At the top as well, senior pro Shikhar Dhawan needs to show more application and positive attitude. With a quality bowler like Bhuvneshwar Kumar set to take the new ball for SRH, it is important that Dhawan holds fort for Delhi. (IANS)Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgTwo more players withdrew Friday because of the coronavirus, Denny McCarthy for a positive test, and Bud Cauley, who tested negative but decided to pull out after playing alongside McCarthy on Thursday. In all there have been seven COVID-19-related withdrawals from the tournament. In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— Cleveland Indians president Chris Antonetti said a “couple” of staff members have chosen not to take part in the resumption of training camp due to COVID-19 concerns. Speaking on a Zoom call Friday, Antonetti did not identify the staffers who have opted out or specify their roles in the organization. He added that he’s unaware of any players declining to participate because of health reasons. Antonetti said the club has spoken to “every high-risk individual” about the risks of returning. The Indians are scheduled to reopen camp on July 1 in Cleveland.— Morehouse College has canceled its football and cross-country seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic. President David A. Thomas said scholarships would be honored. The Historically Black College in Atlanta competes at the NCAA Division II in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. In a statement on the school’s website, Thomas wrote about the difficulty in safely travelling and hosting games and events while maintaining social distancing. — French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain says three players from its women’s teams have tested positive for the coronavirus. PSG said in a statement Saturday that one player from the main women’s team and two players from the under-19 side returned positive results. The women’s senior team is set to resume training on Monday. Earlier this week, PSG said three players from the men’s side and one member of staff were infected by the virus during the lockdown when they were not in contact with each other. PSG said they are no longer contagious and can train as normal.NASCAR-TRIPLEHEADERNASCAR set for Truck, Xfinity, Cup tripleheader SundayLONG POND, Pa. (AP) — NASCAR is set for a tripleheader of racing at Pocono Raceway from three national series on Sunday.Rain has washed out the Truck Series race on Saturday in what was already a packed schedule. Pocono is the site of a Cup Series twin bill, with one race on Saturday and one on Sunday. WOMEN’S SOCCER-ANTHEM PROTESTNWSL players kneel during the national anthemHERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Players for the Portland Thorns and the North Carolina Courage knelt during the national anthem Saturday as the National Women’s Soccer League opened the Challenge Cup tournament in Utah. The players wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts in warmups before the game, which was nationally televised on CBS. In addition to the anthem, the players knelt for a moment of silence before kickoff. The teams issued a joint statement saying they wanted to protest racial injustice, police brutality and systemic racism. The NWSL is the first professional team sport in the United States to return amid the coronavirus outbreak. The monthlong Challenge Cup opened Saturday with a pair of games at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSJason Day asks to be testedUNDATED (AP) — Jason Day asked to be tested for COVID-19 just before the third round of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. Officials decided to have him play as a single Saturday as a precautionary measure. Associated Press The Truck Series was scheduled for Saturday and the second-tier Xfinity Series was scheduled for Sunday. The rainout forced the Truck Series to run at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by 225 miles of Xfinity racing and a 350-mile Cup race.NASCAR says it’s the first time three NASCAR National Series races will be raced on the same day at the same track. It will be the fifth time three NASCAR National Series races will be run on the same day but those were at different tracks. The Cup Series race scheduled for Saturday is still on with a green flag start time of 3:54 p.m. Eastern.Sunday’s Cup race comes with a twist. The field will be set by inverting the lead-lap finishers from race No. 1.NHL-DRAFT LOTTERY Update on the latest sports Play-in round team wins draft lottery, shot at LafreniereUNDATED (AP) — Presumptive top selection Alexis Lafreniere will have to wait a little bit longer to find out his NHL destination. Chaos reigned at the NHL draft lottery, with the No. 1 pick still up for grabs in a second lottery drawing. The eight teams that lose in the qualifying round of the playoffs have an equal chance of drafting first. The Kings got the second pick, the Senators the third thanks to 2018 trade with San Jose and the league-worst Red Wings dropped to fourth. Ottawa has the third and fifth picks and is the first team since 2000 with two selections in the top five.As part of the NHL’s 24-team playoff format if it resumes, 16 teams will play each other in best-of-five series to move on — and the losers of those matchups now have a major consolation prize looming: equal 12.5% odds of landing Lafreniere.SPEEDWAY OWNER-ROPE ADcenter_img Toles rose from the low minors to the majors in just months and became a postseason star for the Dodgers in 2016. He was the starting left fielder in the second half of 2016 and early in 2017. In May of that year, he tore a knee ligament and spent most of 2018 at Triple-A Oklahoma City. The team said Toles never reported to spring training camp in 2019 because of a personal matter. He did not play that year.Toles struggled with anxiety issues even before the Dodgers signed him to a minor league contract. He was Tampa Bay’s minor league player of the year in 2013 but was released in 2015. He was working the early-morning shift in the frozen-food section of a grocery store before the Dodgers recruited him. Carlos, US athletes take stand to end Olympic protest ruleDENVER (AP) — John Carlos wants to abolish the rule that bans protests at the Olympics. The renowned Olympic protester has written a letter with an influential group of American athletes, calling on the IOC to put in place a new policy done in collaboration with athletes from across the globe. Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fists on the medals stand at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics to protest racial inequality in the United States. They were sent home for violating rules that ban such protests. Those rules remain in place today, though in the wake of global demonstrations against racial injustice, the IOC has recently expressed willingness to rethink them. Referring to the actions of Carlos and Smith, the letter says “It is time for the Olympic and Paralympic movement to honor their bravery rather than denounce their actions.”Carlos joined the leadership of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s athlete advisory council in sending the open letter to the International Olympic and Paralympic committees on Saturday. The letter said the AAC had discussed the issue with the IOC’s athlete commission. PARIS (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has criticized what he called “ignorant and uneducated” comments by former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.Hamilton, a six-time world champion and the only Black driver in F1, was dismayed by Ecclestone’s claim during an interview with broadcaster CNN on Friday that “in lots of cases, Black people are more racist” than white people.On Instagram, Hamilton called the comments “sad and disappointing” and said they “show us how far we as a society need to go before real equality can happen.”Ecclestone made his assertion when he was asked his opinion on Hamilton setting up a commission to increase diversity in motorsport.OLYMPIC PROTESTS-CARLOS LETTER June 27, 2020 Speedway loses partnerships after ‘Bubba rope’ postPINE HALL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina racetrack has lost some partnerships after its owner advertised “Bubba Rope” for sale. The online ad was posted days after a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in NASCAR’s top series.The racetrack owner’s post on Facebook Marketplace sparked a backlash on social media and condemnation from the North Carolina governor’s office. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that a concrete company and a driver series have ended their partnerships with the half-mile, dirt track 311 Speedway in Stokes County.F1-HAMILTON-ECCLESTONEHamilton saddened and hurt by Ecclestone’s racism comments MLB-DODGERS-TOLES ARRESTEDDodgers’ Andrew Toles jailed in Florida on trespass chargeKEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was in jail Saturday, charged with trespassing.The 28-year-old player was detained this week at the airport in Key West, Florida, by a Monroe County sheriff deputy. The Miami Herald reported he was found sleeping behind a Federal Express building at the airport and refused to move.Jail records show Toles appeared to be homeless when arrested Monday on the misdemeanor charge. His bond was set at $500 but he remained jailed and is scheduled for arraignment Thursday.last_img read more