Great year for winemakers in Croatia

first_imgThis year, winemakers in Croatia can be very satisfied with both the turnover and quality of wine, and at the end of the year they were all pleasantly surprised by the quick reaction of the Ministry of Agriculture, which finally brought order to the market with foreign wine in bulk to our market.Namely, at the beginning of December, the Ministry of Agriculture adopted a new Ordinance on the vineyard register, mandatory declarations, accompanying documents, cellar records and production potential, which prescribes a uniform procedure for controlling the quality of wine when placing wine on the market. With the new Ordinance, all foreign wines that come to our market in bulk will now have to be registered and reported to the agricultural inspection for control and quality. So now everyone will have equal treatment on the market, both domestic and foreign wines, which is the first and basic rule of fair market competition, but also the protection of domestic wine producers.2016 marked a lower yield, but better wine quality This year was also marked by the harvest of the “decade”, as the winemakers point out, despite the lower yield of about 20-25 percent due to bad weather during flowering, weather and temperatures during the day and overnight were ideal in the further process. growth of sugar and sugar while the acid level was ideal. All this favored the exceptional quality as well as the health condition of the grapes that arrived in the cellars, and thus the exceptional quality of the wine that will come out of our cellars. Lower yield, but much better wine quality.Total domestic consumption in Croatia is about 1.207.000 hectolitersIn the marketing year 2015/2016 total domestic wine consumption in Croatia is about 1.207. 000 hectoliters stand out from the Central Bureau of Statistics, while wines with a protected designation of origin (53,3%) were the most represented in production. Production of wine with a protected designation of origin in the marketing year 2015/2016 is 529. 130 hectoliters, and in the marketing year 2015/2016. the Croatian citizen consumed on average about 26 liters of wine, while the degree of self-sufficiency is about 82%.HGK estimate: Holiday spending will amount to more than 12 billion kuna”The growth of retail trade turnover in 2016, with consumer optimism, will amount to 3,2 percent, while in 2015 this growth was 2,4 percent,” said the director of the Sector for Trade of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Ema Culi on the occasion of the holiday assessment. consumption in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Thus, according to the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, spending will amount to more than 12 billion kuna, which is an increase of half a billion kuna than last year at the same time. Certainly, a part of the increased consumption will be felt by winemakers in December, both through increased wine sales and through the HoReCa channel.One of the solutions is branding of wine regions in CroatiaOne of the big problems on the market is the lack of a unique marketing strategy for branding Croatia as a wine destination – “Vina Croatia – Vina Mosaica.” Đuro Horvat, consultant for marketing and wine market for, adds that Croatia will produce wines of excellent quality this year, but placement problems still remain. ” One of the disadvantages is the non-integration of wine as a strategic reference Croatian product in the national strategy and the excessive share of international varieties in relation to indigenous ones. One of the solutions is certainly to force one’s own Croatian label, and not umbrella brands. We must connect winemakers with each other through the concept of “Vina Croatia – Vina Mosaica”, ie brand our four wine regions: Dalmatia, Slavonia and the Croatian Danube region, Istria and Kvarner and Hilly Croatia. For our recognition as wine countries, that is the imperative of competitiveness. ” Horvat concludes.Wine Institute: Croats drink the most wine per capita in the world”Croatian wines are increasingly attracting the attention of world experts, and it is rare in the world for those wines for which restaurants with three Michelin stars arrange their menus.”, States the research of the Wine Institute, and thus Croatia is the third in the amount of wine consumed per capita in the world, just behind the Vatican and Andorra. According to the survey results, Croats drink per capita annually 44,2 liters of wine, while behind us is neighboring Slovenia, whose resident drinks 44,07 liters of wine a year. Only behind Croatia and Slovenia are the world wine superpowers France (42,51), followed by Portugal, Switzerland, Macedonia, Moldova and Italy.last_img read more

Is Mauritius’ Ebène Cybercity leading Africa’s ‘smart’ city revolution?

first_imgMauritius’ Ebène Cybercity was built 15 years ago to create a modern working environment for Mauritians and bring a hi-tech hub to this island nation and hosts almost 25,000 mostly educated, middle-class workers work at Ebene during the week reports The Guardian.Ebene Cybercity is built on sugar cane fields roughly 15km from the capital, Port Louis. It can be criticized for lack cohesiveness, poor public transport, limited parking or even difficult access by foot, poor drainage that haunts people during the rainy season, among others.Despite its many design flaws, the 64-hectare Cybercity boasts of high-speed internet (which just a half a decade ago was a rarity in the country), backup electricity generators to bridge frequent power cuts, and networking systems to guarantee that big businesses can stay online constantly. Despite the island’s geographic distance from mainland Africa, the hub is so well connected that it hosts the African Network Information Center, the internet registry platform for the entire continent.“It’s actually a whole ecosystem of facilities: intelligent buildings, air conditioning and electric backup,” Koomaren Chetty, CEO of Business Parks of Mauritius (BPML), the company founded by the government to create and run Cybercity said to the Guardian.The Cybercity started with the construction of a 12- storey Cyber Tower 1 which was engineered and built by Indian companies, financed by a loan guaranteed by the Indian government. The blue glass and grey stone building has been awarded the “Intelligent Building of the Year” by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), USA in 2005. A second building was commissioned a few years later and was designed by local architects and construction companies.Currently, several buildings are under construction in the Cyber city. However, there are vacant parcels of land at the centre of the city. Cybercity and the government’s involvement is coming under scrutiny as the new administration has announced the creation of several new smart city projects around the island  including the construction of Heritage estimated at USD 820 million set to begin in August 2016.last_img read more

NFL Conference Championships Recap: Patriots & Falcons Win, Claim Super Bowl Berths

first_img About Connatix V56892 360p The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons won their respective conference championship games on Sunday to advance to Super Bowl 51 in Houston on Feb. 5. Here’s a recap of the day’s action:New England 36, Pittsburgh 17Tom Brady threw for 384 yards and three touchdowns, and the New England Patriots beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 36-17, in the AFC championship game in Foxborough, Mass. on Sunday. As a result of the win, Brady and head coach Bill Belichick will make their record seventh Super Bowl appearance when the Pats face the Atlanta Falcons on Feb. 5 in Houston. 1080p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892center_img 1/1 720p HD Auto (360p) Chris Hogan caught nine passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns for New England. Julian Edelman had eight receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown. Brady completed 32 of 42 throws, while victimizing the Pittsburgh defense the entire game.The Steelers lost running back Le’Veon Bell late in the first quarter to a groin injury, but that was just one factor that led to their defeat. The Steelers couldn’t effectively pressure Brady, and they couldn’t convert enough third downs to keep pressure on the Patriots.Ben Roethlisberger threw for 314 yards and a score, with an interception, for Pittsburgh. The Steelers never had a lead in the game and never closed their 17-9 halftime deficit.Atlanta 44, Green Bay 21Getty ImagesMatt Ryan threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns, and the Atlanta Falcons routed the Green Bay Packers, 44-21, in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on Sunday.The victory allowed Atlanta to advance to its second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history.The Falcons jumped out early and built a 24-0 halftime lead that all but decided the title game. Green Bay rallied slightly in the second half, but the Packers never closed within three touchdowns.Julio Jones caught nine passes for 180 yards and two scores for Atlanta. His 5-yard TD reception just before halftime all but decided the game and the NFC’s Super Bowl representative.Aaron Rodgers threw for 287 yards and three scores, with an interception, for Green Bay. He was sacked twice and pressured often, as the Falcons defense stepped up to help get its team to the Super Bowl.The Packers two turnovers and their sputtering offense prevented the NFC North champs from keeping with Atlanta or rallying late in the game.The Falcons will play the winner of Sunday night’s Steelers-Patriots AFC Championship in Super Bowl LI in Houston on Feb. 5.last_img read more

2019 Final Four logos

first_img On 3/26/2018 at 7:11 PM, IndianapolisCubs2009 said: SportsLogos.Net Link to post Share on other sites 1,624 Share this post Sports Logo News Recommended Posts 49 minutes ago, pepis21 said: Members 22,252 posts All Activity Posted March 27, 2018 womens template Share this post 666 Share this post Roger Goodell and you Adam Silver, look at that and make your notes. On the Men’s side, I’m liking this template. Can’t wait to see what they do with Indy and Atlanta.  The Women’s logo is just beautiful…  Share on other sites 4,868 posts Grand Pooba of Walksylvania Link to post 62 1,947 posts Link to post Roger Goodell and you Adam Silver, look at that and make your notes. MJWalker45 Location:Polska/Poland 9,471 posts WSU151 I like both logos, but I’m intresting when Women’s switch to new template. Both are awesome. It’s great to see the NCAA being the last to actually use unique championship logos each year. All Activity I like both logos, but I’m intresting when Women’s switch to new template. 62 Share on other sites Link to post Posted March 28, 2018 1,624 Favourite Logos:Dallas Cowboys PrimarySan Diego Clippers Primary Share on other sites GeauxColonels The men’s template, I feel; allows for more creative freedom than the previous one. 8,685 Members 5,026 MLB is doing that now, but they are becoming less intricate. The NBA and NFL are major disappointments now.  2019 Final Four logos Followers 1 Link to post Favourite Logos:New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Voodoo, Nicholls State Colonels 1,624 Agreed. Two great logos again. 6 WSU151 Link to post Members Members Share this post IndianapolisCubs2009 1,409 Posted March 27, 2018 0 Location:San Antonio, Texas Forums Home 627 Share on other sites Location:Fort Worth Their logo this year is closer to the standardized NCAA championship branding. The only addition was the bridge and city name.  final four VDizzle12 4,868 posts 0 Share on other sites 1,947 posts Members Link to post Sign in to follow this   666 666 1,624 5,026 Link to post 627 Sports Logo News 666 Share this post 0 Share on other sites 3,039 posts Sports Logos Share on other sites Members 700 GeauxColonels Share this post Posted March 26, 2018 Forums Home Grand Pooba of Walksylvania 1 Sign in to follow this   MJWalker45 SportsLogos.Net 29texancenter_img IndianapolisCubs2009 MJWalker45 Share this post Share on other sites Sorry I didn’t precise, I mean the same template which is using for Men’s Final Four. Posted March 26, 2018 I don’t know. I thought the previous one was pretty creative.  Location:DC area Members 62 5,026 Posted March 26, 2018 pepis21 0 1,409 Share this post I like the 2015 Women’s Final Four logo (also in Tampa, colors were great), but that new one is incredible. 5,026 0 pepis21 0 Members Share this post pepis21 By 29texan, March 26, 2018 in Sports Logo News Location:Polska/Poland That tweaked men’s template is really working. This years and next look great. I’m glad they were able to make a change without completely abandoning the banner idea because it’s a good one. 5 hours ago, MJWalker45 said: Location:Las Vegas, NV 29texan 8,685 Link to post Grand Pooba of Walksylvania Followers 1 THE CCSLC Nicholls St Colonels Fan Sports Logos Location:Luling, LA 700 Members 5,026 22,252 posts Location:San Antonio, Texas ncaa The 2019 Womens Final Four is the first one since the redesign to not have the “pennant” design included. The pennant being the background for the mens tournament.  0 Share this post 22,252 posts Link to post Share on other sites 738 posts Posted March 26, 2018 Location:Fort Worth I’m Not On Here Enough 666 1 hour ago, VDizzle12 said: Posted March 26, 2018 Posted March 27, 2018 2019 Final Four logos Both are awesome. It’s great to see the NCAA being the last to actually use unique championship logos each year. 700 1,624 Link to post pepis21 MJWalker45 Lee Noire Posted March 27, 2018 0 627 17,487 posts The men’s template, I feel; allows for more creative freedom than the previous one. Members Share this post 1,624 Members MJWalker45 105 posts 1 Share on other sites 29texan Members mens 666 MJWalker45 5,026 9 The Women’s Logo is awesome too, but it looks like they have gotten rid of the template all together. Unless this is a new template. Time will tell. 29texan Lee Noire Share on other sites Posted March 26, 2018 5,026 5,026 1,409 VDizzle12 This topic is now closed to further replies. Their logo this year is closer to the standardized NCAA championship branding. The only addition was the bridge and city name.  5,026 Go To Topic Listing Posted March 26, 2018 Location:San Antonio, Texas 8,685 Link to post Share this post 2019 Final Four logoslast_img read more