Osijek-Baranja County Tourist Board organizes trainings for wine promoters

first_imgFinally, let’s say that the training program consists of ten lectures: Basics of promotion, Tasting technique (analysis by sight, smell and taste), Vinogradarsto, Oenology, Sparkling wines and special wines, Enogastronomy, and Professional visit to the wine cellar and Wine Tourism. The Osijek-Baranja County Tourist Board and the Osijek-Baranja County, in cooperation with the Regional Wine Shop, are organizing a training program for wine promoters. “In the area of ​​Osijek-Baranja County, we have about 30 wineries, and in addition to wine events, we also host numerous other events, which can be associated with wine. We want future wine promoters to become ambassadors of this area who will spread wine culture and promote our wines at fairs. “, Jurić points out. We are looking for wine lovers and those who want to become one, adventurers of the spirit and passionate explorers of space, as well as lovers of socializing and discovering new knowledge. The aim is to create a network of wine connoisseurs who have the desire, will and time to be occasionally engaged by tourist boards or the wineries themselves. “We have a large number of wine events in our county and there is a need for wine promoters. In cooperation with the head of the Regional Wine Shop Damir Zrna, we have compiled a curriculum for the education of wine promoters and we hereby invite all interested parties to contact us. “, said the director of the Osijek-Baranja Tourist Board, Ivana Jurić. Photo: Pixabaycenter_img If you want to learn more about the wine of this region and provide an occasional opportunity to work and socialize at wine events, which are not lacking in Osijek-Baranja County and beyond, now you have the opportunity to become a wine promoter – is an invitation to all interested who want to become wine promoters. The participation fee is HRK 400,00, and interested participants should express their interest, which consists of a short motivation letter and resume, with delivery deadline is March 7, 2020 to the e-mail address info@tzobz.com. The number of participants is limited, but director Jurić emphasizes that, if the interest is extremely high, they will organize another training. Wine is more than a drink. It speaks a thousand languages ​​- about the earth, about the sun, about man, about the wind, about the rain, about the art of creation, about the space in which it is created. How we experience a particular wine depends on the society we share it with, the mood or atmosphere that the moment brings. Those who know something more about the variety, region, winery or year can guide us to discover new dimensions of the Dionysian drink. The program envisages 23 hours of training, which includes visits to wine cellars in the Osijek-Baranja County. In addition to attending the program, participants will have mandatory internships at two wine events during 2020. last_img read more

Retail and leisure Hard times or the best of times?

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Lenders slash home loan rates for spring selling season

first_imgFinancial comparison website Mozo director Kirsty Lamont. Picture supplied.“Lenders are fighting tooth and nail to attract high quality mortgage customers off the back of the regulator crackdown on riskier loan types.”Mozo’s database shows the most competitive variable rate in the market for a $300,000 owner occupier loan right now is 3.44 per cent — 120 basis points lower than the average Big 4 bank variable rate.HSBC Australia’s head of mortgages and third party distribution, Alice Del Vecchio, said “lower rates in the market are encouraging customers to refinance their loans, but 25% of mortgage holders don’t know what their home loan rate is, making it harder for them to recognise the financial benefit of switching their loan”. First home buyers are back Home slashed by half a million Renovator sells in 2 days She added that its 3.65 per cent rate could “make a huge impact on the savings over the life of the loan, not to mention freeing up money in the short-term with potentially lower repayments”.Research by financial comparison website RateCity shows there are significantly lower rates available for owner-occupiers and people opting to pay principal and interest. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoRateCity money editor Sally Tindall says traditional homeowners are the winners in home loan discount war.RateCity money editor Sally Tindall said traditional homeowners were the big winners.“Australians opting to live in their properties and pay down their debt can nab a rate as low as 3.44 per cent,” she said.Investors, on the other hand, are hard-pressed to find anything under 4 per cent.“While there are 510 owner-occupier loans under 4 per cent, investors have just 49 to choose from,” Ms Tindall said.“Those who have stuck it out with investor interest-only loans have, on average, copped a 40-basis point rise over the last 12 months, adding $116 per month to the cost of a $350,000 mortgage.”Lowest investor principal and interest rates:Reduce Home Loans, Investor RateBuster (P&I): 3.74%Homestar Finance, Investment loan (P&I) 3.79%Pacific Mortgage Group, Investment loan (P&I) 3.79%Lowest investor interest-only rates:Homestar Finance, Investment loan (interest-only): 3.94%Reduce Home Loans, Investor RateBuster (interest-only): 4.04%Pacific Mortgage Group, Investment loan (interest-only): 4.09%Source: RateCity.com.au(Note: Investor mortgage costs based on a $350,000 mortgage, over 30 years paying the first 5 years as interest-only) Lenders are slashing owner occupier home loan rates this spring selling season.LENDERS are going to great lengths to woo buyers this spring selling season, slashing home loan interest rates for owner occupiers.Despite the official cash rate remaining on hold at 1.5 per cent in September, the mortgage market is on the move with lenders competing with each other to attract potential borrowers and grow their market share.The latest to join the trend is HSBC, following moves by major banks such as Westpac and NAB. HSBC is encouraging more homeowners to switch loans by offering a rate of 3.65 per cent for owner occupiers. Westpac recently announced it was cutting mortgage interest rates by up to 85 basis points and waiving fees on other products.Comparison site Mozo.com.au has found 23 lenders have dropped owner occupier interest rates by an average of 15 basis points since July 1.“While spring is traditionally peak season for buying and selling, there is an unusually high level of competition in the home loan market this year,” Mozo director Kirsty Lamont said. last_img read more

Aspen Place hosts Easter event

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Aspen Place Health Campus will hold the Easter Egg-Stravaganza Thursday, April 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.The free event includes a Magic Show presented by Easterling Entertainment, an egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny.For more information call 812-527-2222. Aspen Place Health Campus is located at 2320 North Montgomery Road in Greensburg.last_img

Poyet proud of Sunderland stay

first_img Press Association The 47-year-old Uruguayan was sacked on Monday in the wake of an horrendous 4-0 home defeat by Aston Villa which left the club perched just a point above the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. But on the day his successor Dick Advocaat met the media for the first time, Poyet insisted he left the Stadium of Light after 18 months at the helm with his head held high. He said in a statement released on his behalf by the League Managers’ Association: “Certainly I am very disappointed to have left Sunderland, but I am extremely honoured to have served this special club as their manager. “When I arrived in October 2013, Sunderland had played seven matches and lost six, gaining only one point, and they were bottom of the Barclays Premier League. “Thirty-one matches later at the end of the season, we had won 10 and drawn eight, taking us to the complete safety of 14th position. “I will always remember fondly that miracle unbeaten run, a vein of form for which I was honoured to be short-listed for the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Year Award. “I leave Sunderland feeling proud of all of our achievements during my tenure, not least reaching the club’s first cup final in 22 years, when we took more than 30,000 fans to the Capital One Cup Final at Wembley. “Of the three Tyne-Wear derby matches since I joined the club as manager, I am very proud that we were able to win all three, two of which were away from home.” Poyet was appointed in an attempt to bring stability to the club after Paolo di Canio’s brief, but tempestuous reign, and while he was disappointed to lose his job, he thanked chairman Ellis Short for giving him his chance in the top flight. He said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank chairman Ellis Short for giving me my first opportunity to manage in the Barclays Premier League, without a doubt the greatest league in the world. “I also thank my staff for their valuable assistance, the players for all their efforts and, in particular, the fans, who demonstrate such unbelievable passion for the club. “I sincerely wish everyone connected with Sunderland the very best for the remainder of the season and beyond.” center_img Gus Poyet has spoken of his pride at what he achieved at Sunderland four days after being relieved of his duties as head coach.last_img read more

This man inventing new ways to humiliate self: Virender Sehwag on Imran Khan

first_imgNew Delhi: Former India opener Virender Sehwag on Thursday slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan following his recent speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).”You sound like a welder from the Bronx, says the anchor. After the pathetic speech in the UN a few days ago , this man seems to be inventing new ways to humiliate himself,” Virender Sehwag tweeted.Speaking at the UNGA on September 27, the Pakistan Prime Minister had hinted at a conventional war between the two nuclear-armed neighbours if things spin out of control. He also spoke about the radicalisation of Muslims in India and around the world.”If a conventional war starts between the two countries, anything could happen. A country seven times smaller than its neighbour what will it do — either surrender or fight for its freedom,” he had said.Sehwag’s former teammates Harbhajan Singh and Mohammad Shami have also taken digs at the Pakistan PM. IANSAlso Read: Virender Sehwag Believes Bumrah & Co. Make India World BeatersAlso Watch: Durga Puja 2019: Two storeyed Durga Temple inaugurated at Kharupetia in Darranglast_img read more

Cricket News Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne apologises for ‘unbecoming’ behaviour

first_imgColombo: Sri Lanka’s Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne apologised Monday for his “unbecoming behaviour” after being arrested for drink-driving in an accident that left a taxi driver injured. Karunaratne, 30, was taken before a magistrate who suspended his driving license and fixed a trial for May 2. The cricket star was also asked to take a medical test.Police told the court that while driving under the influence of liquor, Karunaratne went through a red light and hit a taxi whose driver was hospitalised for minor injuries after the pre-dawn crash on Sunday.”My actions were utterly unbecoming of a Sri Lankan national cricketer and I do apologise to all of you for this incident,” Karunaratne said in a statement.The incident came as Sri Lanka decides who will be captain for the national team at the World Cup starting in England on May 30.Karunaratne, who led Sri Lanka to a stunning Test series victory against South Africa last month, had been one of the favourites for the position.Sri Lanka’s cricket board said in a statement it would investigate the incident “in order to take necessary action.”  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Football News Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Takes Dig At Liverpool Ahead of Clash

first_imgManchester: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could not resist a sly dig at Liverpool ahead of their clash with Manchester United on Sunday, reminding the Premier League leaders of their 30-year wait to be crowned champions. Struggling United trail their fierce rivals by 15 points but Solskjaer is keen to remind those connected with the Anfield club of one big element in United’s favour. “I am sure we will bounce back and win the league,” Solskjaer said. “I am sure it will not be 30 years until our next Premier League.” Said with a twinkle in his eye at his pre-match press conference on Friday, it was a clear reference to Liverpool’s long wait to be crowned champions of England again, stretching back to 1990, compared with six years since the last time United were victorious, under Alex Ferguson in 2013.  United are in the bottom half of the table with only nine points from their first eight matches, short of goals and confidence. But the under-pressure Solskjaer believes that a surprise victory over a team with a 100 percent record this season would be the ideal response. “A win can definitely turn a season,” he said. “A good performance and result for us here can change players’ confidence, players’ mood, their perception of what is good. Maybe they have not really believed they are good enough at times. With a lack of confidence, you think twice instead of acting on instinct. But I know these players are good enough. I have no worries about that.”   Solskjaer began his spell at Old Trafford with 10 wins out of 11 matches but there have only been five victories from 21 games since he was given the job permanently at the end of March.  Counter-attack  The Norwegian recognises that opponents have wised up to the tactics of counter-attacking football that served his side so successfully at first. “Teams haven’t given us that chance — or we’ve not grasped it,” he said. “Maybe it’s because young players want to play safe. But you want to take risks at this club, you can’t play safe. One of my big philosophies as a coach is you attack quickly,” he added. “It doesn’t mean you’re parking the bus and just defending. My philosophy is you defend because you want to win the ball in great positions to attack from. That’s the next bit we have to get.”   Facing the league leaders and European champions is a major test of United’s resolve and it will require some big performances. They will look to Harry Maguire, the world’s costliest defender at USD 104m, to rise to the challenge and Solskjaer is confident he can deliver. “Harry has already shown how good he is,” he said.”But in big games you get more pressure at Man United and Liverpool. At big clubs and in big games, it is about the ones who can step up. That shows you the character and I don’t doubt for one second that Harry is going to play a good game against them.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Jones looks to reclaim status as premiere defensive tackle

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ If Art Jones was looking for a platform to rescue a potentially fragile NFL Draft status, he got it Tuesday at the Carrier Dome.Before suffering a season-ending knee injury Nov. 7 in Syracuse’s 37-10 loss to Pittsburgh, the former SU nose tackle was widely believed to be one of the top defensive linemen available in the 2010 NFL Draft. But the injury — his second major setback within a year — caused some around the league to question his durability.‘There were definitely questions,’ an AFC representative who wished to remain anonymous said outside the Dome. ‘But today was just part of the evaluation process, and he showed a lot.’ Itching to get an up-close and personal look at Jones after he rehabbed that knee, 20 NFL representatives attended Tuesday’s Pro Day. Headlined by Jones, a total of five former Orange players participated in the workout, including quarterback Greg Paulus, wide receiver Lavar Lobdell, tight end Mike Owen and former safety Paul Chiara — who last played at SU in 2008. Until Tuesday, Jones’ recovery was still a mystery. He hadn’t been on the field since November, and with the April 22 NFL Draft just weeks away, the jury was still out on whether he was one of the most high-profile interior linemen available.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It went well,’ Jones said following his workout Tuesday. ‘I’m OK with my performance as far as my defensive line drills. I think I did a pretty good job. It was a little tougher doing drills by yourself. I’m used to having a couple other guys there. Overall, it went pretty well.’In nine games this past season, Jones collected 19 tackles, seven for a loss, and 1.5 sacks. He also finished his collegiate career with 38.5 tackles for loss, the most in program history by an interior defensive lineman. But despite his production, and combination of size (6 feet 4 inches, 293-pounds) and agility, the questions were about how he would recover and how he would look after not being on the field in months.For one NFC representative who also wished to remain anonymous, those questions were answered at the workout.‘Nobody wants to show their cards this close to the draft,’ he started, ‘but I think he showed today that, physically, he’s back to where he was.’Just over a year ago, Jones had entertained the idea of forgoing his senior season and declaring for the 2009 NFL Draft. But a torn pectoral muscle that required surgery prevented him from doing so. One year later — and another injury rehabbed — the Endicott, N.Y., native was finally ready to show NFL teams what he’s capable of on the field.Jones participated in every drill except the 40-yard dash, which he opted to skip due to a sore hamstring. A few days prior to Tuesday’s workout, Jones made an appearance at SU’s two and a half hour spring practice on Friday. He said he had been in Arizona, working out and rehabbing for three consecutive months in preparation for Tuesday. Roaming the sideline and chatting it up with those interested in his progress, he looked noticeably slim and lean, and appeared to have no lingering effects of the knee injury that ended his season in November.And on Friday, Jones couldn’t help cracking a smile while giving his preference on where he would like to play as an NFL rookie next season. Said Jones: ‘Whoever is paying the most money.’ajohn@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Published on April 6, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Men’s soccer: Badgers tame Wildcats in overtime, Buckeyes up next

first_imgComing off a double-overtime upset over No. 18 Michigan, the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (8-5-2, 5-2 Big Ten) needed another double-overtime of play to see off Northwestern by a score of 2–1(4-8-3, 0-5-3 Big Ten) in Evanston Wednesday.Freshman Noah Melick was the hero again for the Badgers again, scoring the winner in the 103rd minute. After scoring the winner against Michigan last Friday, Melick headed down a long cross from Zach Klancnik, took two dribbles past Northwestern defender Jack Roberge and tucked it into the top left corner. The late winner extended Melick’s scoring streak to four games.Volleyball: Badgers to face Wolverines, Spartans in Michigan road tripThis weekend calls for a road trip across Lake Michigan, into enemy territory. The University of Wisconsin volleyball team (14-4, Read…The Badgers conceded the first goal in the 66th minute when freshman Jose Del Valle scored his first goal for Northwestern. Following the goal, the Badgers began to put more pressure on the Wildcats, finding the equalizer in the 85th minute. After freshman Andrew Akindele hit a shot off the right post, the rebound fell to senior Isaac Schlenker to equalize for the Badgers and send the game into overtime.With the win, the Badgers move to 2nd in the Big Ten standings, meaning the Badgers would get a bye to the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament if the season ended today. The Badgers could solidify a spot with a victory against last place The Ohio State (1-13-2, 0-7-1 Big Ten) Sunday. The Buckeyes have only recorded one win — a 1–0 victory over Hofstra — under first-year head coach and former member of the U.S. national team, Brian Maisonneuve. The Buckeyes have the worst goal differential in the Big Ten, scoring only seven goals compared to conceding 31 this season.Women’s hockey: Top-ranked Badgers look to stay undefeated as No. 3 Minnesota comes to MadisonThe No.1 Wisconsin Badgers (8-0-0, 2-0-0 WCHA) will host their biggest rival, the No. 3 Minnesota Gophers (6-1-1, 4-1-1-0 WCHA), Read…Overall, the Buckeyes still lead the all-time series with 17 wins compared to 15 by the Badgers and three draws. The Badgers, however, have won the last three meeting between the two sides, including a 2–0 victory in Columbus last season.The game will also be the last home match for three seniors: Schlenker, David Fiflis and Morten Lamps. The match will kickoff Sunday at 3 p.m. from the McClimon Complex and can also be watched on BTN Plus.last_img read more