Croatian branding is a precondition for a stronger step forward in wine exports

first_imgAs many as 22 Croatian wineries presented themselves to American distributors and wine experts with a joint performance in New York organized by the Wine Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.The presentation entitled Vina Croatia – mosaic wines gathered about 300 potential distributors and wine experts with the aim of a stronger penetration of the US market, which is in the top five markets of Croatian winemakers outside the EU. For domestic winemakers, a presence in the American market means entering the world wine list. “If we are not present on the New York scene, then it is difficult for us to exist on the international stage as well. The support of institutions is important to us because each of us is too small to be able to do things like this on our own. We can come alone once, but that’s a little bit. If we come two or three times together, it’s a big deal for us, ”Said Ivica Matošević from the Wine Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.Malvasia is one of the varieties that is very well received on the American market, so you can find Kozlović, Matošević, Bibich and Trapan wines in restaurants in New York. Delmonico’s first American restaurant, located in the economic center of the USA, Wall Street, also offers several Croatian wines. “We serve 500 meals a day and have several Croatian wines. In order to interest Americans to drink more Croatian wines, stronger marketing is needed”Said the owner of the Delmonico’s restaurant group Dennis Turčinović and added that it is important for Croatian producers to produce good wines, which they already do, and to acquaint consumers with varieties and history.Guided wine tastings (Masterclass) in New York were led by American sommelier Cliff Rames and Matthew Horkey and Charine Tan, American wine experts who recently published a wine guide for Croatia – Cracking Croatian Wine: Visitor-Friendly Guide). As many as 15 of the 22 wineries that presented themselves already have their distributors on the American market. In the last few years, Croatian wines and olive oils have found their way to US customers more often, especially after visits by American distributors to Croatian wineries in Istria and Dalmatia, which were also supported by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.The potential of such presentations is well seen in the example of the company Badel 1862, which last year, with its presentation in the USA, managed to place its wines on Norwegian cruisers as well. Slaven Sabolić from Badel welcomes this type of promotion and emphasizes the need for even greater investment in marketing and promotion of land, wine and all indigenous varieties. Badel has been present in the American market for about twenty years, in New York, Florida, Chicago, etc.”The project for the promotion of Croatian wines in the USA is funded by the EAGF Wine Envelope Fund – National Wine Sector Assistance Program 2014-2018, measure Promotion on Third Country MarketsSaid the director of the Sector for Agriculture, Food Industry and Forestry of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Božica Marković, and added that the potential for stronger export growth is visible in the interest in this event, which is only one part of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to promote our winemakers abroad. .”Croatian wines meet the world quality standard. Exports to the United States have been on the rise in recent years, but a stronger step requires stronger branding of our country. Croatia must be recognized not only as a tourist destination, but also as a wine destination. That is exactly why the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is here, ”Said the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilović on that occasion.At the presentation in New York, their products were presented by: Agrolaguna, Badel 1852, Dingač Skaramuča, Erdutski vinogradi, Fakin obrt, B&M, Grgić vina, Iločki podrumi, Jako vino, Kabula, Katunar estate winery, Korta Katarina, Kozlović, Matošević, Miloš- obrt Vinifera, OPG Jasna Antunović Turk, Osilovac, Rizman, Veralda obrt, Vina Bibich, ZO Vina Cattunar obrt, Zlatan Otok and Bartolović.last_img read more

Fraternity presidents reminded social ban stands

first_imgInterfraternity Council leadership reminded presidents during their annual retreat that last year’s social prohibition on The Row still stands, IFC President Pat Lauer said.Party off · The social prohibition placed on Interfraternity Council member fraternities remains from a string of events in 2010-2011. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanLauer reminded presidents of the ban at their retreat Aug. 6 and Aug. 7.“We heard from the administration that if there were any incidents like there were last year it would jeopardize having recruitment altogether,” Lauer said. “We all decided that we didn’t want that to happen.”What the university community has generally called “Pre-Rush” parties, which take place before recruitment, are not allowed this semester because they take place on weekday nights, prohibited by the current ban.Lauer said no exact date had been set to lift the ban, nor had specific provisions for lifting the ban been set. He said he heard that the ban would be lifted around the first week of September.“We’re still working with the vice president’s office to see what we have to do on our part to ensure that social events are safe,” Lauer said. “We want to start the first weeks off with no alcoholic incidents.”Vice President of Student Affairs Michael L. Jackson placed The Row on social prohibition in April for the second time during the 2010-2011 school year after several negative events took place within the Greek community.Last year, a misogynistic email sent on the Kappa Sigma fraternity listserv and photos of a suspended Kappa Sigma appearing to have sex on a USC rooftop spread virally.The Row was first shut down Aug. 30, after 16 IFC chapters were cited for prohibited parties. Eight students were taken to the hospital for alcohol poisoning.The ban was lifted two weeks later after all 16 fraternities met with the Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards committee and agreed to enforce rules that had been violated that Monday.Fraternities agreed not to let alcoholic beverages outside the house, have large groups of people congregate or play loud music. Sorority presidents signed a letter about preventing irresponsible drinking.last_img read more

Amel Tuka wins in Athletic Meeting

first_imgThe BiH athlete Amel Tuka won the first place at the Athletic Meeting “Zenica 2016” with the time of 1:48:59.Tuka was on the domestic track yesterday, which was not in the best shape due to rain which was falling. However, Tuka had a quite good start.Tuka was the second for the first 400 meters, while in the second lap he increased his tempo and ended the final 200 meters in his recognizable manner – with a great sprint.Leaving other competitors behind, Tuka ended the 800 meters race on the first place.Within yesterday’s shot put competition, Hamza Alić achieved the result of 20.57 meters and Mesud Pezer achieved 20.29 meters.Dejan Mileusnić, the javelin thrower, met the norm for European Championships with the result of 80.11 meters and with a great shape announced the fight for Olympic Games norm.(Source: read more

Who is Jake Paul and why is he famous? Everything to know about the YouTube star

first_imgIs Jake Paul married?No. Paul and fellow YouTube star Tana Mongeau had a Las Vegas wedding that cost over $500,000, but Mongeau later admitted their marriage isn’t legally binding. The two never obtained a marriage license, so many believed the two got “married” for attention.But Mongeau and Paul each say the relationship is real, even if the marriage isn’t.Is Jake Paul related to Logan Paul?Yes, Jake Paul is the younger brother of Logan Paul. Jake is about two years younger. At the end of the fifth round, Paul hit Deji several times and eventually led to Deji’s camp waving the white towel before the start of the sixth round.Paul will not be part of the undercard this time around. But he will be supporting Logan Paul as he’s attended the press conference and other events leading up to the fight.Join DAZN to watch Logan Paul vs. KSI live on Nov. 9Who is Jake Paul?If you couldn’t tell by the name, Jake Paul is the younger brother of Logan Paul. He’s a 22-year-old who essentially does the same type of content as his older brother. He gained popularity on the video-sharing app Vine, where he’d make comedy sketches, often with his brother.He also played the character Dirk Mann on the Disney Channel television show “Bizaardvark.” He was later fired from the show, according to his own account, following a video interview with KTLA that went viral. In the video, Paul was interviewed about noise complaints from his neighbors and decided to put on a show during the aired segment.He’s also made a few film appearances, helping his brother co-write the film “Airplane Mode,” which released earlier this year. He also had roles in the movies “Dance Camp” and “Mono.”What is Jake Paul famous for?Paul rose to fame on Vine, and once that social media platform died he turned his attention to YouTube. He grew in popularity and currently sits at 19.7 million subscribers, which is just shy of his brother Logan, who has 19.9. Paul’s videos typically include vlogs. At one point in his career, he filmed a vlog every single day.This led to him creating the song “It’s Everyday Bro,” which is currently the third-most disliked video ever uploaded on YouTube.In 2017, he created the entertainment collaborative Team 10, which was basically a collection of social media stars. The Team 10 members would all star in each other’s videos and most lived within the same house. After several members left, Paul said in October 2018 that Team 10 “is over.”Jake Paul’s net worth: How much money does he make?Paul has made a lucrative living off of YouTube as Forbes says he made $21.5 million in 2018. This was enough to make him the second highest-paid YouTuber that year, earning more than his brother ($14.5 million). Paul makes money off of ad revenue, but also through his popular merchandise business.Wealthy Gorilla estimates Paul’s net worth at $19 million.Jake Paul’s Instagram & other social media accountsInstagram: 12.5 million followersYouTube: 19.5 million subscribersTwitter: 3.7 million followersFacebook: 5 million likesTikTok: 6.7 million followers If you’re watching the Logan Paul vs. KSI rematch, you may see Jake Paul lingering around.Jake Paul was featured as the co-main event during the first fight between Logan Paul and KSI, fighting KSI’s brother, Oladeji “Deji” Olatunji. Paul was mocked early on in the fight because his face was bloodied, but he turned things around quickly.last_img read more

Friday July 10th Local Sports

first_imgHAMPTON — The Hampton-Dumont-CAL softball season has come to an end due to a positive case of COVID-19. Athletic Director Christi Weiser says the individual was involved in strength and conditioning on Wednesday morning and the families of those deemed to have been in close contact with the individual were contacted on Thursday. Weiser says the season was cancelled due to the fact that the post-season starts next week and there’s not enough time for the testing and quarantining needed to continue the season. The Bulldog baseball team was not impacted by the positive test result and their season will continue as planned. IOWA FALLS — PJ Feuerbach knocked in a pair of runs in the top of the eighth to give Clear Lake a 7-5 win at Iowa Falls-Alden last night in North Central Conference baseball, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and Clear Lake improves to 9-5 overall and finishes 4-2 in conference play. They’ll travel to Waverly-Shell Rock tonight. CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – In an effort to balance a budget shortfall that is expected to exceed $1 million resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Northern Iowa Department of Athletics is implementing several cost-saving measures which began July 1.UNI Athletics staff and coaches will take temporary salary reductions for fiscal year ’21, as part of expense saving measures. Additionally, all contract incentives for head coaches and Director of Athletics David Harris have been suspended for the fiscal year.Harris says they understand that these temporary reductions will be challenging for staff and coaches, and they feel fortunate to have a team of staff members that understand the unprecedented situation that they face. He says their goals are to minimize the impact to student-athletes, protect human resources and emerge from this pandemic on strong fiscal footing. ATLANTA — Former Newman and NIACC baseball standout Bryce Ball has been added to the Atlanta Braves’ 60-man player pool for the upcoming season. Ball was a 24th-round pick by the Braves in last year’s draft and has made his way up through the minors, hitting .329 with 17 homers and 52 runs batted in combined with rookie-level Danville and Single-A Rome. Ball is currently ranked as the Braves’ #16 prospect by Baseball America. With minor league baseball cancelled this year due to COVID-19, Ball will likely be part of a group of players that exist as a sort-of “taxi squad” that will be brought in to camp to train and play intersquad games. ALGONA — Newman pounded out 12 hits in an 11-5 non-conference baseball win at Algona last night. Max Burt had a homer and four runs batted in to lead the Knights. Newman is 13-4 overall and will end the regular season hosting South Winneshiek tonight before starting 1A district baseball play hosting North Iowa on Saturday night. SATURDAY:AM-1300 KGLO, — 1A District Baseball Quarterfinals at Newman = 4:30 — Central Springs vs. Lake Mills= 7:00 — Newman vs. North Iowacenter_img IOWA CITY — For the first time since 1976, there will be no Iowa-Iowa State football game.The Big Ten announced it will be moving to a conference only schedule for football and other fall sports. That would force the cancelation of the Cyclone-Hawkeye game set to be played in Iowa City on September 12th.University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta says they fully support the actions taken by the Big Ten Conference, knowing that the health, safety, and wellness of student-athletes, coaches, and staff is the top priority. He says the past few months have entailed numerous conversations between conference colleagues, Commissioner Warren and the Big Ten presidents, as they have worked to navigate the challenges associated with this pandemic.The schedule change also means Iowa’s September 5th opener at home against UNI will be canceled as will a third home game against Northern Illinois. — High school softball Thursday nightNewman vs. Central Springs — postponed to MondayIowa Falls-Alden 8, West Fork 5Estherville Lincoln Central 12, Lake Mills 2Estherville Lincoln Central 8, Bishop Garrigan 3 — Post-season play starts for Class 1A and 2A baseball teams on Saturday evening with district quarterfinal round games:== 1A District 3 at Newman (both games on AM-1300 KGLO & — Central Springs vs. Lake Mills7:00 — Newman vs. North Iowa== 1A District 3 at Sheffield4:30 — Northwood-Kensett vs. West Hancock7:00 — West Fork vs. AGWSR== 1A District 5 at St. Ansgar4:30 — Janesville vs. Dunkerton7:00 — St. Ansgar vs. Clarksville== 1A District 5 at Rockford4:30 — Nashua-Plainfield vs. Riceville7:00 — Rockford vs. North Butler== 2A District 3 at Garner4:30 — North Union vs. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows7:00 — Garner-Hayfield-Ventura vs. Emmetsburg== 2A District 6 at New Hampton4:30 — Osage vs. North Fayette Valley7:00 — Waukon vs. Sumner-Fredericksburg — other baseball Thursday nightEstherville Lincoln Central 9, Lake Mills 0Aplington-Parkersburg 11, North Butler 1Humboldt 9, Bishop Garrigan 6last_img read more