Following the example of the Lika Quality system, Zadar County is launching its regional quality system

first_imgBut most importantly, there are currently 169 products in the system from 59 manufacturers from the destination Lika, which includes the Lika-Senj, Zadar and Karlovac counties. The Lika Quality system is a regional quality system of food, beverages and souvenirs produced in Lika. The Lika Quality logo is designed as a combination of a traditional Lika hat and an international quality label – the letter Q. The logo is protected by the State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia as a guarantee stamp.  Lag Lika, ie Lika Quality, is an excellent example of how to strategically develop and brand a tourist destination. Thus, Ivana Starčević from Lika Local Action Group and Petra Butković and Viktorija Rogić from Lika Destination Cluster presented to their colleagues from Zadar County this excellent model of connecting tourist participants with local producers, ie family farms, which works on the market, which is most important throughout approach. The first successful model in Croatia, not to deal with form, but with content, and to have succeeded on the market. Representatives of Zadar County want to launch a quality system in their county. Aware of the fact that every region in Croatia has an extremely rich gastronomic offer and very high quality producers, they want to help producers from the Zadar County and motivate them to continue producing their quality products, but in this way they want to achieve that Zadar County, just like Lika a real gastro destination.  The Lika Quality model, which is unique in Croatia in many ways and the success it has achieved, also interested the neighboring Zadar County, so the Department for Rural and Island Development and Agriculture and Fisheries in Zadar County was in Gospić today to present and get to know this unique system. . As they say from the Lika Destination Cluster, this is not the first time that other regions are inquiring about launching the Lika Quality system because so far several LAGs from other parts of Croatia are interested in launching the label, which only proves and confirms how commendable the Lika Quality system is. project.  Bravo for cooperation, openness, proactivity and synergy. We chronically miss and need that in Croatia, and especially in tourism. It is not a shame not to know, it is a shame not to ask and stick to the status quo in today’s modern age where information is available to us in the palm of one hand, both immediately and now. Especially when we have a successful model in Croatia. Getting useful and practical advice first hand is invaluable, because it can skip some initial problems and challenges and accelerate the development of a project. Rather, buy the know-how and make your own authentic and different version of the story. That is why this step taken by the Zadar County is an excellent example of cooperation and proactivity, and we have a lot of similar excellent positive business models in Croatia. You just need to ask and see live how business models in the market behave. Because one thing is theory, and something else is practice. Products in the Lika Quality system are available at the joint Lika Quality point of sale in the Plitvice Lakes National Park, where for the first time small local producers had the opportunity to sell their products under a common brand in one of the most visited places in Croatia. Soon the products will be on sale in NP Northern Velebit, NP Paklenica, PP Velebit and other protected areas in the destination Lika.last_img read more

EcoShape Releases the Koehoal Salt Marsh Development Study

first_imgThe EcoShape foundation which carries out the public-private Building with Nature innovation program recently released a study on the Mud Motor Koehoal salt marsh development.The Koehoal Salt Marsh Development with a Mud Motor looks at the potential for furthering the development of salt marshes in the Wadden Sea by making optimal use of the sediment transportation capacity of ambient flows.Approximately 1.3 million m³ of mainly fine sediment is dredged annually from the harbor basins in the Port of Harlingen to maintain navigability. The dredged sediment is deposited in a designated area in the Wadden Sea near the harbor. A lot of the dredged sediment flows back into the port relatively quickly.ApproachThe Building with Nature study Ports of the Wadden Sea suggested an innovative approach to sediment management: deposit the dredged sediment further north of Harlingen and let natural processes spread the sediment to nearby salt marshes.An underlying hypothesis in the Mud Motor concept is that, when the mud dredged from, for example, a nearby channel or port is picked up by a tidal current, that current will achieve its maximum transport capacity. Higher mud concentrations in the currents that feed a salt marsh will probably accelerate marsh-development processes, while maintaining the desired gradients that are associated with natural salt-marsh development.ObjectiveThe Mud Motor is expected to generate three beneficial effects:less recirculation towards the harbor, and therefore less maintenance dredging;promotion of the growth and stability of salt marshes, improving the Wadden Sea ecosystem;stabilization of the foreshore of the dikes, and therefore less maintenance work on the dike.ApproachThe approach of increasing the sediment supply to further the development of salt marshes is an alternative to the traditional approach of slowing down tidal flows with semi-permeable barriers to stimulate sedimentation.Over a period of two winters (2016 and 2017), part of the sediment dredged from the Port of Harlingen (470,000 m³ in total) was deposited upstream from the Koehoal salt marsh. It is expected that this mud will be transported by the tidal currents to the study site. Preliminary calculations indicate that 10% of the mud will remain in the study area, raising the level of the marsh by 1-2 cm more by comparison with the reference growth rate which is 1-2 cm.ResearchThe formulae for combined wave-current shear stress and mud re-suspension will be analysed in order to identify and predict the fate of the deposited mud in the context of the biological effects involved in initial salt-marsh development. The transport of fines in various tidal conditions and horizontal salinity gradients at transects near the Mud Motor will therefore also be investigated.The natural boundary conditions for salt-marsh vegetation and macrozoobenthos relating to sedimentation events are being investigated to support the design of a Mud Motor. Both the intertidal area (where the sediment will be temporarily stored) and the salt marsh receive the right amount of sediment to optimize functioning. This will make it possible to quantify the total benefit of a Mud Motor for ecosystem services.Alongside this pilot project the STW research project ‘Sediment for salt marshes: physical and ecological aspects of a Mud Motor’ will further investigate processes relating to the use of a Mud Motor. The aim is to develop the fundamental knowledge needed to understand and quantify the physical and ecological aspects of large-scale mud nourishment operations of this kind for further upscaling and exporting.ResultsDredged fine sediments are currently considered unsuitable for re-use. However, sediments, including fine sediments, are a valuable resource, and even more so given sea level rise and sediment starvation due to activities such as reservoir construction and other river engineering works. Authorities worldwide are therefore on the alert for initiatives involving the beneficial use of dredged material.The Mud Motor is an innovative method for beneficial use of dredged sediment in which salt-marsh development is furthered by natural processes, making it a genuine Building with Nature approach. The potential economic and ecological benefits are that the introduction of a Mud Motor will reduce the necessity for dredging, while at the same time creating and extending salt marshes that are valuable from the point of view of both ecology and coastal protection.[mappress mapid=”24977″]last_img read more

MLB trade rumours: New York Yankees consider Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg move

first_img 9 months ago Gary Sheffield smashes consecutive home runs while smoking cigar in viral video FOLLOW US WE RECOMMEND Sreehari Menon 9 months ago MLB trade rumours: New York Mets consider trading Jed Lowrie and Jeurys Familia? Written By First Published: 5th December, 2019 17:28 IST 9 months ago MLB trade rumours: Jacoby Ellsbury released by New York Yankees, what’s next for him? COMMENT Sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal that the Yankees will meet with both Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg this week. https://t.co/N355Oe3t9F— The Athletic MLB (@TheAthleticMLB) December 3, 2019center_img WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US It is no secret that the New York Yankees are on the lookout for a top-level free agent in the MLB off-season. While many stars have been linked with the Yankees, it seems like the New York franchise has zeroed down on their potential trades. If the latest MLB trade rumours are to be considered, New York Yankees have already held discussions with both Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg on a possible trade.Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: New York Mets Consider Trading Jed Lowrie And Jeurys Familia? Last Updated: 5th December, 2019 17:28 IST MLB Trade Rumours: New York Yankees Consider Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg Move MLB trade rumours: The New York Yankees are eyeing a coup and have held constructive with free-agent duo Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg, as per to reports LIVE TV 9 months ago MLB trade rumours: New York Yankees in for Gerrit Cole, Didi Gregorius? MLB Trade rumours: New York Yankees eye Gerrit Cole and Stephen StrasburgThe Yankees have reportedly held talks with Gerrit Cole on Tuesday and then with Stephen Strasburg, if reports are to be believed. Scott Boras represents both free-agent pitchers and has held constructive discussions with the New York Yankees ahead of the winter meetings next week. If the New York Yankees bag the deal, it will be considered a great coup considering that both Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg are widely regarded as the best starters in the free-agent class this year.Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: Texas Rangers Could Sign New York Yankees Player Miguel AndujarMLB trade rumours: Cole, Strasburg and their stellar campaigns. Gerrit Cole is the star attraction of this year’s free-agent class, coming off a stellar season during which he went 20-5 with a 2.50 ERA and an MLB-leading 326 strikeouts in 33 starts. He finished second to Justin Verlander of Houston Astros in AL Cy Young voting. The Yankees have a history with Cole, whom they selected with the 28th overall pick in the 2008 Draft. Cole opted to pitch for UCLA, rocketing up the first round three years later as the Pittsburgh Pirates chose him first overall in 2011. Stephen Strasburg was this year’s World Series MVP, finishing fifth in National League Cy Young voting with a 3.32 ERA in 33 starts after going 18-6. Like Gerrit Cole, The right-hander was the first pick in the Draft, taken by the Washington Nationals in 2009 – went 5-0 with a 1.98 ERA in six postseason games (five starts), leading them to its first World Series title.Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: New York Yankees In For Gerrit Cole, Didi Gregorius?MLB trade rumours: Yankees free up space by releasing Jacoby EllsburyAccording to reports, New York Yankees haven’t made a nine-figure free-agent pitching signing since 2014 when they inked Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year, $155 million deal. The Yankees have shied away from handing out huge free-agent deals since that winter, when they also signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year, $153 million contract. The Yankees reportedly owe Jacoby Ellsbury close to $21 million for the 2020 season and a $5 million buyout on a $21 million option for 2021 and have subsequently released him, freeing up space on their 40-man roster.Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: Jacoby Ellsbury Released By New York Yankees, What’s Next For Him? 9 months ago MLB trade rumours: Texas Rangers could sign New York Yankees player Miguel Andujarlast_img read more

Giants agree to terms with free agent CB Logan Ryan

first_img Associated Press Television News Written By First Published: 1st September, 2020 07:14 IST The New York Giants have reached agreement on a one-year contract with cornerback Logan Ryan.In need of help in their secondary, the Giants reached out to the local product — Ryan is from Berlin in southern New Jersey and attended Rutgers. “I’m coming home!! @Giants #TogetherBlue” Ryan tweeted.A standout for New England, where he won two Super Bowls in his four seasons (2013-16), Ryan played for Tennessee the past three years. A solid cover man with 17 career interceptions, Ryan also is an active tackler for his position.Ryan also could wind up at safety, where the Giants lost second-round draft pick Xavier McKinney, a projected starter, until November with a broken foot. But the Giants also saw cornerback Sam Beal opt out for the season because of the coronavirus pandemic, and DeAndre Baker has had off-field issues and is on the commissioner’s exempt list.New Giants coach Joe Judge was the special teams coordinator for New England before being hired in January by New York.Image credits: AP SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW UScenter_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 1st September, 2020 07:14 IST Giants Agree To Terms With Free Agent CB Logan Ryan The New York Giants have reached agreement on a one-year contract with cornerback Logan Ryan WATCH US LIVE COMMENTlast_img read more