Goranski medun received protection of originality

first_imgGoranski medun received a certificate of quality – a mark of national origin. Source / photo: Primorje-Gorski Kotar County; Pexels The protected designation of origin implies that all phases of production, processing and preparation take place in a defined geographical area, in this case Gorski kotar, which is why the name Goranski medun was created. Branko Vidmar said that he was sure that the honey from the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County would be the only one with that label for many years to come. Dražen Lušić thanked the County for its support and said that he believed that Goranski medun would live up to expectations and that it would find its place on the European market. “The most important thing was to connect the product with the social, natural and geographical aspects on which it is located, and we managed to make it there.”, Said Lusic. Branko Vidmar and Dražen Lušić from the Department of Health Ecology at the Medical Faculty in Rijeka are responsible for the successful certification process and obtaining the national origin mark. Primorje-Gorski Kotar County Prefect Zlatko Komadina emphasized that, after prosciutto and olive oil, Gorski Kotar beekeepers have now received this prestigious label of originality and quality. “We will try to brand everything that is worthwhile from our small agriculture in this way, and that is also the promotion of our county.”, Said the prefect of Komadina. Goranski medun is produced by gray bees (Apis mellifera carnica) from honeydew, a sweet juice that occurs on coniferous and deciduous trees. The bees add their own specific substances to the collected honey dew, dispose of it, separate the water and store it in the honeycomb cells until the honey matures. This is how Goranski medun is created, which differs significantly in its composition and quality from most other honeys on the market. It is characterized by an increased proportion of minerals in its composition, which is reflected in increased electrical conductivity and specific sensory properties (taste, smell, tactile and visual properties). It can appear in liquid or crystallized form. The road to obtaining a decision from the Ministry of Agriculture on the protection of the name Goranski medun with the mark of origin was a long one. It was preceded by analyzes and specifications for which the County provided 165 thousand kuna with the professional support of the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.last_img read more

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Indonesian COVID-19 cases top 1,000

first_imgJakarta still has the majority of cases with 598 positives – an increase of 83. Other provinces with a significant number of cases include West Java with 98 cases, Banten (84), East Java (66) and Central Java (43).South Sulawesi is now the hardest-hit region outside Java island with 29 positive cases.While experts had called on the government to impose a lockdown on regions with a high infection rate to reduce the spread, Yurianto said, citizens should increase their awareness and comply with the government’s appeal to stay at home and maintain physical distance in social interactions.“I am optimistic and really believe [we can overcome the virus] because we actually work together, which is our basic modality as a nation,” Yurianto said.The government is also continuing its efforts to trace people that have come into close contact with people who have contracted the disease, as well as launching rapid testing. (mfp)Topics : Indonesian health authorities have confirmed 1,046 COVID-19 positive cases as of Friday, an increase of 153 from the previous count a day earlier.The number of fatalities caused by the disease has also risen by nine cases to 87. Meanwhile, the number of people having recovered from COVID-19 has also increased to 46.“There was a significant addition of cases with 153 new cases. This illustrates that there are still transmissions of this disease within the community due to close contact with sources of the disease,” said Achmad Yurianto, the government’s spokesperson for COVID-19-related matters, during a press briefing on Friday.last_img read more

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Poolside entertaining is at the heart of this family home

first_imgHaving two teenagers meant the family needed to consider layout and space. “We have built five homes so we had a pretty good idea of what we wanted,” Ms Smith said. “It was important to us to have an amazing master bedroom to be a parents’ retreat. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“The separation between the parents and children’s area is great because there is a kids’ wing and then our bedroom is upstairs on the other side of the house.” Townsville dubbed a regional real estate hotspot The house certainly does not skimp on space or offerings, making it perfect for hosting guests. “It’s a real entertainer’s house and it has an amazing kitchen,” Ms Smith said“We’ve had numerous parties there and I’ve had 20 guests stay over for five days straight and we still didn’t feel on top of each other.“The kids’ bedrooms are bigger than most people’s master bedroom.” READ MORE This house at 63 Aspley Drive in Kirwan is on the market for $1.05mWHEN Rebecca and Barry Smith built this four-bedroom home in Kirwan almost nine years ago, they wanted somewhere that was private and had plenty of room for the entire family.Spread over 482.6sq m on a 874sq m block, the two-storey house boasts designer features and appliances throughout with a formal hedged backyard. READ MORE Property prices expected to increase by 10% “It backs onto a golf course so there are no back neighbours, and the back deck and pool area is super private. “The kids don’t lose their privacy when we have guests in the guest room or when we’re entertaining, and there are plenty of places for them to go and relax.” Ms Smith said when they built the home, space and privacy for all family members as well as guests were key factors in the design. “The privacy of the property was very important to us and it feels like you have no neighbours when you’re in the house,” Ms Smith said. last_img read more

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Martinez banking on home comforts

first_imgWigan manager Roberto Martinez believes the DW Stadium can still provide salvation for his side, despite an appalling record there this season. “We haven’t been playing too badly and it is not much different to the way we play away from home, but what is different is the final outcome and how easy we concede goals. “On Sunday we see it as the start of the final five games at the stadium where we need to hit our best form and that is our focus. “It is a big difference to play at the DW Stadium at this final time of the season where the whole environment is more intense and gives the players that extra yard and we need to take advantage of that.” It was around this time last season the Latics put together a formidable run which saw them win seven of their last nine matches to escape relegation. Martinez believes that feat will help them 12 months on. His side are three points from safety, although they have a match in hand, but he does not know how many more points they will have to add to their current total of 24 to survive. “We are not looking at the points tally, all we are looking at is how we can get a winning run for the final 10 games,” he added. “The lessons (of last season) are there, the experience is there from the dressing room and that gives you knowledge of what to expect. But this season the real fight to avoid relegation is harder than ever.” The Latics have the worst home record in the top flight, taking just 10 points from a possible 42 with just two wins, the last coming on November 24. They will play half of their final 10 matches in front of their own fans, starting against Newcastle on Sunday, and Martinez is confident Wigan can utilise the feelgood factor of fans looking forward to an FA Cup semi-final appearance. “It is something we have been working at and we need to change, but to give you a clear answer it is because we concede too many goals,” said the Spaniard, trying to explain their poor home form. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Late Zaha strike denies Cerezo

first_img Press Association It looked as though United were destined for a third tour defeat against Kagawa’s old club, and the Japan star would only have had himself to blame after missing a gilt-edged chance and a penalty. But in the dying seconds, Zaha tapped home Anderson’s low cross to claim a draw after Kenyu Sugimoto and Yusuke Maruhashi had struck either side of Kagawa’s equaliser. Wilfried Zaha spared Shinji Kagawa’s blushes with an injury-time equaliser for Manchester United as they drew 2-2 against J. League outfit Cerezo Osaka. United set off with clear intent and Robin van Persie brought a sharp save out of Kim Jin-Hyeon inside the first minute. The Dutchman had recovered from the thigh problem that forced his precautionary withdrawal in Yokohama on Tuesday and was denied by Kim once more, before Phil Jones sent his diving header narrowly over. In conditions so hot and sticky it was decided to take a drinks break midway through both halves, Osaka were starting to get into their stride. Anders Lindegaard had already made two good saves when Edno sent his header straight at the Dane from point-blank range, when a foot either side would have seen the hosts go ahead. They did not have to wait long, though, as a woeful error on the edge of his own box by Chris Smalling gifted an opportunity to Sugimoto, which the 20-year-old drilled into the bottom corner. Kagawa’s first embarrassing blunder came not long afterwards. Under normal circumstances, Van Persie would surely have gone for goal himself as the loose ball fell to him after Danny Welbeck had fired against a post. Instead, he squared unselfishly towards the player who has been feted at every turn since his arrival on tour on Monday. Unbelievably, Kagawa screwed his shot high over the bar, the groans from a capacity crowd underlining the disappointment. United continued to press and Ryan Giggs curled an effort narrowly over before Welbeck came close once more. Kagawa then saw another chance go awry. After Ashley Young had been brought down, Van Persie stood aside to let the Japan international take the penalty, but he spurned that opportunity too as Kim made a decent low save. There was an element of relief and embarrassment about his celebration when Kagawa eventually scored, from a Giggs cross, and he was replaced by Zaha not long afterwards. Cerezo were not inhibited by that setback, though, and Minamino put them back in front with a superb shot from the edge of the area that arrowed into the top corner. United almost conceded a third as Lindegaard was forced into a fine fingertip save to deny Maruhashi. The Premier League champions looked to be heading for another loss though until Zaha, one of those to impress on this three-week trip, finished from close range. last_img read more

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Westphal inducted into Maine Running Hall of Fame

first_imgELLSWORTH — Great Cranberry Island’s Michael Westphal was inducted into the Maine Running Hall of Fame on Sunday in Augusta.Westphal, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 10 years ago, was formerly a runner at the University of Maine. In the buildup to Great Cranberry Island’s Great Run back in June 2015, Westphal sought to raise money to find a cure for Parkinson’s and raised nearly four times his goal of $10,000. He then qualified for the 2016 Boston Marathon, which he completed in April.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Floodlights provided for Kamarang ground

first_imgTHE National Sports Commission (NSC) has provided 16 floodlights for the ground at Kamarang, ahead of the 2016 Upper Mazaruni Games on Sunday.The presentation fell under the Ground Enhancement Project being carried out by the NSC. Receiving the lights from the Minister within the Ministry of Education, Ms Nicolette Henry was the District Sports Council’s Mr Rudolph Wellington.Ten of those lights have been installed and games are played during the night. The Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs. Sydney Allicock also handed over a generator to Mr Wellington.Director of Sport Christopher Jones, who declared the games open, also delivered a variety of sporting equipment. Additionally, the Ministry of the Presidency and the NSC provided meals and fuel, as well as other support to make the event possible.last_img read more

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Something’s got to give against Boilermakers

first_imgWhoever first used the expression “the grass is always greener on the other side” clearly didn’t mean for it to apply this weekend for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team. The Badgers (15-6, 5-3 Big Ten) will visit Purdue Saturday (7-13, 1-8 Big Ten) at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind., for the only regular season meeting between the two schools. As bad as things have gotten for UW since Jan. 18, when they lost Greg Stiemsma and Marcus Landry for the season due to academic ineligibility, they can look across the pasture and say with great confidence that the Boilermakers have it worse. Much worse. Wisconsin has lost four of its last five contests. Well, Purdue has lost nine of their last ten. The Badgers have had to deal with a depleted roster and players playing hurt, leaving them with a shaky eight-man rotation. The Boilermakers have only nine healthy players left on the roster. And while the last thing UW and its fans has had to worry about is its coach, Bo Ryan, Purdue is in its first season after the departure of Gene Keady, the face of the program for the past quarter century. In his place is Matt Painter, who is a disciple of Illinois head coach Bruce Weber.In short, Purdue has problems.”They’ve had some turnover,” Ryan said, though the coach in his fifth-year at UW refused to call Purdue a rebuilding team or a team in a down year, citing the close games they have been in.”They’ve had some teams on the ropes,” Ryan said. “We’ve always been impressed with how Purdue is playing [other teams], knowing that they are young and going through some things with length of bench and all that.”Purdue has had the opportunity to win several more games than they have won. The Boilermakers have lost four games by 10 points or less and Wednesday night they looked primed to take down Iowa, who is tied for first in the conference. The Boilermakers have lost three of their top players this season, including Nate Minnoy (knee injury), freshman Korey Spates (dismissed from team) and all-conference performer Carl Landry (knee injury), brother of UW’s Marcus. In their place, senior forward Matt Kiefer has stepped up and is one of the Big Ten’s most improved players this year. “Apparently he really worked on his game in the offseason, it’s his senior year and he is determined to make it work for them,” said senior Ray Nixon.Kiefer is averaging a team-high 12.2 points and 7.6 rebounds a game and has improved upon both numbers in the Big Ten season. “You’ve got some experience in Kiefer,” Ryan said. “You’ve got a post player that can shoot the ball.” Kiefer has not only improved his game statistically, but has taken it upon himself to try and lead the struggling Boilermakers through the season.”Kiefer is one of those go-to guys and he is really stepping it up now in his senior year,” Flowers said. “He’s done a real good job of getting his players under him and his coach has given him the freedom to go out there and lead the team.”The only other Boilermaker averaging double-figures in points is Connecticut transfer Marcus White, who is averaging 10.8 points a game, mostly coming off the bench.The triumvirate of Chris Lutz, Chris Hartley and Dillion Bryant leads the Purdue guards. All three have started at least six Big Ten games and are considered good perimeter defenders. Bryant leads the team in assists, posting an average of 2.8 a game.”Their guards are really unselfish. They look for openings for other guys and they are really solid,” sophomore guard Michael Flowers said. “There are still some names on there that people remember as being pretty good players,” Ryan said. “They’ve had games where they have played extremely well. But, sometimes records aren’t indicative of that. Purdue’s a good team, especially at home.”Purdue has especially played well at home against Wisconsin, where until last year’s 77-68 win in Mackey Arena, the Badgers had lost 29 straight in West LaFayette, a streak that dated back to 1972. “We were fortunate to win there last year. Right now, we we’re kind of struggling, but this is going to be a great game to come back and try to rebound on,” Nixon said. “They have a couple key players out, but they are still a good team. They can still give anybody a good run.”last_img read more

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There are more media members, but they’re not coming from print

first_imgMembers of the media work between practices for Final Four teams on Friday, April 2, 2010, at Lucas Oil Stadium.[/media-credit]INDIANAPOLIS — When ESPN.com writer Dana O’Neil covered her first Final Four in 2001, the rooms were packed with writers crowded around players and coaches. There were so many journalists, in fact, she said it was difficult to move.What about this year? Let’s just say that print journalists are not feeling cramped.The financial strains of the newspaper industry have led to a noticeable decline in print reporters attending this year’s Final Four, according to several veteran basketball writers — a trend that also was seen at last fall’s World Series, this year’s Super Bowl and February’s Winter Olympic Games.While about 200 more overall credentials — some 1,700 — were issued for the Final Four this weekend compared to last year, Assistant Director for the Men’s Basketball Championship David Worlock said that was largely because of more requests from CBS, the network which owns the broadcast rights to the men’s basketball championship and added significantly to its crew. Worlock did not have a breakdown of the number of credentials issued to print journalists.This year’s lack of print reporters has created mixed feelings among the reporters who did make it to the Final Four. They lamented what it symbolizes about the business, but it does make it easier to do their jobs.Bob Kravitz, columnist for the hometown Indianapolis Star and a veteran of many Final Fours, said that for the reporters who were at the event, there was more access to players and coaches. In fact, Kravitz said he “virtually had a one-on-one” interview Thursday with Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo and Spartan star Kalin Lucas.“This thing used to be so much more monstrous,” he said.Despite fewer numbers of print reporters, Worlock said overall coverage of the Final Four hasn’t decreased. Only the way it is covered has changed, he said.Just as readers are flocking to the Web, so have the credentials.“You could say we have fewer people than 10, 15 years ago, but we have lots of people from AOL Fanhouse, Yahoo Sports, ESPN.com, etc.,” Worlock said. “Instead of writing for newspapers, they’re writing for popular Web sites.”The trend has affected print coverage of all the marquee sporting events in the past year.February’s Winter Olympics took a big hit this year. More than 30 newspapers that flew to Italy to cover the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, did not request any for this year’s events in Vancouver.While the overall number of Olympic credentials was down, there was an increase in the number of online credentials granted.The hallmark of American sports, the Super Bowl, also suffered a sharp decline in credentials, starting in 2009 when the recession pounded newspapers. Last fall’s World Series also experienced a significant decline in the number of newspapers chronicling the event. Twenty-nine of the 60 newspapers that covered local major league baseball teams home and away did not staff the World Series.Even some of the nation’s largest newspapers have had to adjust their travel budgets. Because of industry-wide belt tightening, Los Angeles Times Deputy Sports Editor John Cherwa said newspapers have had to focus more on local and regional events that matter more to their readers than a national game.He said that the Tribune Co., which owns the L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune and six other daily newspapers, is only sending two reporters to the Final Four. But, he said, L.A. Times readers are better served by having reporters at the Dodgers’ and Angels’ opening games.“If you don’t have a local team in the Final Four or final two, I’m guessing that the Final Four will not be the lead to your sports section,” Cherwa said.New York Times Sports Editor Tom Jolly said he looks at every situation differently when deciding whether to send his reporters on the road.“If we believe there’s broad interest among our readers either because of the event, as is the case with the Final Four, or because we can report something distinctive, we send our reporters,” Jolly said. “If not, we’ll rely on the AP.”Cherwa said the decline in the number of print reporters at the Final Four doesn’t necessarily translate into diminished coverage.“I’m not sure the bottom line quality of the coverage is affected,” Cherwa said. “What it most likely affects is the duplication of coverage, which is a lot of people doing the same thing.”Because of smaller sports sections, fewer advertisers and stretched-out staffs, wire services have become more of a go-to option, rather than a backup source. But Memphis Commercial Appeal college basketball beat writer Dan Wolken said readers lose their familiarity with their local reporter when the newspaper uses a wire service report instead.“I think ideally you want your own people there because you want your own byline,” Wolken said. “But as things have changed with the business model, people put less of a priority on that.”Kravitz said that because more newspapers are relying on the AP for events it cannot cover, more and more newspapers are starting to look the same.“It’s becoming more homogenized because everyone is using a smaller number of media outlets to spread the message,” Kravitz said. “That’s dangerous.”While the print side of journalism has been suffering this decade, the advent of bloggers has raised a new question for those in charge of distributing credentials: Who do you let in?While many individual schools, including Indiana University, distribute credentials to bloggers, the NCAA has not allowed any yet in the national basketball tournament. And just as the media business is changing quickly, Worlock said allowing bloggers access to the Final Four could be a future development.But ESPN’s O’Neil said she understood why the NCAA was so careful about who it credentials to its biggest event.“It’s very difficult because how do you draw the line if you’re doing the credentialing on what’s legit and what’s not ,” she said.For now, O’Neil said she hopes things turn around.“I certainly don’t want to walk into a room like this and see 20 people, that would be depressing to me,” O’Neil said. “I think until they figure it out, it’s going to be down for a while. If they figure it out, it can come back up.”A team of Indiana University journalists is reporting for the Final Four Student News Bureau, a project between IU’s National Sports Journalism Center and the NCAA at the men’s tournament in Indianapolis.last_img read more

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Four more students join USG race

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government announced two more presidential tickets for the 2019-20 academic year on its website Tuesday. Though an uncontested presidential ticket was announced last week, two write-in presidential and vice presidential candidates released statements. “The two candidates decided to run in the elections to provide another option to the previously uncontested ticket,” Stone and Tahsin wrote in their statement. “Through their experiences within and outside of USG, Trenton and Tahsin believe that they can offer a fresh perspective to student leadership and to the larger USC community.” “We felt very passionate that [the student body] deserved to have another choice and have a right to have a competitive choice,” Stone said. “[Goldsher and I] hate the big crack down on game days, so like we want to have multiple game days a week like Monday through Friday there should definitely be some sort of tailgate going on every day in case people don’t have class,” Lynch said. “Everybody loves tailgates. They really foster a sense of community. I think tailgates are great.” Lynch, who became known on campus for his involvement with the USC Memes for Spoiled Pre-Teens Facebook group, has three platform points: to increase in mental health resources, to create more recycling opportunities on campus and to establish more transparency between the student body and USC administration. Stone and Tahsin’s platform focuses on establishing greater administrative accountability, expanding student health resources and improving accessibility, as well as addressing the campus climate and boosting sustainability efforts. Students can vote in the USG election beginning Feb. 5. “After we heard that there was only one [ticket] … a lot of what we discussed was that we wanted to present students with an active choice that ultimately represents them … on campus,” Tahsin said.   Both tickets filed their campaigns after the official registration deadline. According to the press release, the Trenton-Mahin campaign said its candidates will be included on the ballot despite filing election paperwork after the official deadline. The other presidential ticket includes Lynch, a junior majoring in screenwriting, and Goldsher, a junior majoring in political science. USG funding directors Trenton Stone and Mahin Tahsin are running for president and vice president, respectively. Their candidacies were announced via press release Monday; John Lynch and Ryan Goldsher announced theirs through a post on Lynch’s personal Facebook account Tuesday. Lynch said his campaign includes expanding gamedays to have multiple tailgates throughout the week. In a statement on Facebook on Tuesday, Lynch and Goldsher said they planned to improve USC by “defeating terrorism,” closing USC Village and giving free haircuts to all students. “And we saw that like [USC] spends a lot of money and resources on making the campus like beautiful but like our own students aren’t that beautiful,” Lynch said. “So one idea we had is like we want to offer free haircuts to students and if they don’t like their hair cut, for example, we can give them like a fedora, or like something like Jason Mraz would wear.” “I’m so anxious to make a change,” Lynch said. “I just wanted to step in and correct the direction of the Trojan Family … because I don’t like some of the things I see.” Stone, a sophomore majoring in philosophy, said he decided to run after finding out that there was only one candidate for presidency. Stone said the campaign will highlight the need for providing resources to expand on the Office for Wellness and Health Promotion’s efforts, as well as encouraging comprehensive research of more initiatives and programs to improve student well-being. last_img read more

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