We Are Direct2DellEMC

first_imgI’ve read that a tree will mature much quicker from a twig or a cutting than from a seed. You can propagate something new and even stronger than the original – not unlike how a Baby Groot can grow up to save Star Lord’s team.But, I’m not a horticulturist or even a comic book aficionado. What I am is Dell’s chief blogger and today I’m excited to officially welcome you to Direct2DellEMC.This blog builds on the legacy of Dell’s first blog, Direct2Dell, and merges the strength of content from three other blogs: EMC Pulse, EMC Reflections and Dell4Enterprise. That’s what got me thinking about growing something new from more than a seed, as well as a certain extraterrestrial, sentient tree-like creature.Like blending Dell’s go-to-market strength with small business and mid-market customers, and EMC’s strength with large enterprises, makes Dell EMC a market leader in many of the most important areas of the information technology market, bringing these three blogs together will make it easier for our readers to find the information they need, and to discover more that we have to offer.Here, subject matter experts will share how we enable organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies.In fact, it’s already begun. We actually brought the new site to life before today’s official launch in order to work out any kinks and at least one high-profile online influencer has already begun sharing our posts:“One-Two Punch Drives Midrange Storage Momentum @DellEMC https://t.co/zEawr5yn6r“— Michael Dell (@MichaelDell) May 2, 2017ShareJust as the launch of Direct2Dell more than 10 years ago signaled that we were committed to hosting unfiltered conversations on topics of interest to our customers, the official launch of Direct2DellEMC is our invitation for you to connect directly with us.And I commit to do my best as Dell’s chief blogger to bring you interesting, unique news, stories and discussions on both Direct2Dell and Direct2DellEMC.I’ll leave the tree growing to our friends at The Conversation Fund.last_img read more

Game weekend features lectures

first_imgAs a lead-up to this weekend’s Shamrock Series football game against the Miami Hurricanes in Chicago, the University will host four academic events in the Windy City that focus on various key issues in today’s world. The events, which are free and open to the public, will be held at Chicago’s J.W. Marriott at 151 W. Adams Street. Sophomore Emily Strickland, student advocacy assistant for the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, said the scheduled academic talks emphasize the values important to the University. “I think it’s highlighting that Notre Dame is an academic institution first rather than a sports powerhouse,” Strickland said. As part of the series, the Ford Program, along with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Initiative for Global Development, is sponsoring a debate titled “International Development and U.S. Foreign Policy,” which will be held today at 5 p.m. in Grand Ballroom B and C. The debate will feature two panelists: Paul Collier, development economist and the director for the Center for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford, and Sean Callahan, executive vice president of Overseas Operations at Catholic Relief Services. Collier gave a lecture at the University on Wednesday night, titled “International Human Development: Has the U.S. a Leadership Role?” In the Chicago debate, Collier and Callahan will discuss what the U.S. role in international development should be, Strickland said. The Kellogg Institute will stream a live feed of the event on its website. “They’re going to talk about what factors are relevant in policy making, and how they should be implemented,” Strickland said. This topic will play a significant role in November’s presidential election, Strickland said, and today’s event will give students a chance to learn more about the different approaches to global development. “It’s preparing students to see how they should vote, what they feel and to develop their own opinions about foreign aid,” she said. At 2 p.m. today, the University will host another panel, titled “Notre Dame Faculty in the Media.” The event, which will also be held in Grand Ballroom B and C, will feature Notre Dame faculty panelists who been heavily involved in print, broadcast or online news media, a Notre Dame press release stated. Kate Sullivan, Notre Dame class of 1998 and CBS Chicago news anchor, will moderate the panel. Friday’s academic events, which will both be held in the Lincoln Room of the J.W. Marriott, will focus on economy and politics in today’s world. “The Economy Now: A Roundtable of Notre Dame Economists” will take place at 10 a.m. and will feature a discussion by Notre Dame faculty and a question-and-answer period. The final academic event of the Shamrock Series is hosted by University Communications at 2 p.m. Friday. David Shribman, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, will moderate “Religion in the Public Square,” and its panelists include University professors and members of the news media. The week’s events offer Notre Dame alumni and fans a chance to stay involved with the University through avenues besides sports, Strickland said. “Notre Dame is a University, it’s not going to be all about sports,” she said. “I think it’s showing that athletics are important, but academics always comes with it at the University.” For a complete listing of this weekend’s events in Chicago, visit gameday.nd.edu.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Lin-Manuel Miranda & J. Lo Team Up & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the holiday weekend. Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jennifer Lopez Team UpWhat comes next for Hamilton creator and star (through July 9) Lin-Manuel Miranda? The Tony winner has joined forces with Jennifer Lopez for a tribute to the victims of the recent tragedy at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Proceeds from the track “Love Make the World Go Round,” will benefit the Hispanic Federation’s Proyecto Somos Orlando. 95 percent of the victims in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history were Latino. Check out the video below. P.S. The latest installment of American Horror Story, starring Broadway fave Cheyenne Jackson, will bow on FX on September 14, a little earlier than usual. Star Files Fun Home Cast to Play Concert for OrlandoThe Tony-winning Fun Home will also perform to benefit those impacted by the events in Orlando. All nine of the Broadway show’s onstage company members, including Tony winner Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs and Gabriella Pizzolo will be in attendance for the one-night-only concert at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando on July 24. Money raised will go to Equality Florida and the LGBTQ community of Orlando.Union Square Theatre to CloseOff-Broadway’s Union Square Theatre is to be demolished; it will be replaced by a six-story office building, complete with glass-domed rooftop. “We tried to preserve the theater,” a representative of the building’s owners told the New York Times. “But we couldn’t come up with a program that was economically viable.” The theater most recently played host to 39 Steps.Full Beverley Knight-Led Bodyguard Cast AnnouncedFinal casting has been confirmed for the upcoming return of The Bodyguard to the West End. Joining Beverley Knight as Rachel Marron, Ben Richards as The Bodyguard, Rachel John as Nicki Marron, Carole Stennett as alternate Rachel Marron, Mark Holden as Bill Devaney, Alex Andreas as Tony, Dominic Taylor as Sy Spector, Matthew Stathers as Stalker and Glen Fox as Ray Court will be Omari Bernard, Faye Best, Pablo Ceresuela Torres, Lisa Darnell, Charles Hagerty, Emma Joy Hopkins, Ibinabo Jack, Christopher Jeffers, Verity Jones, Annie Kitchen, Phoebe Liberty, Elliot Powell, Raul Naranjo Garcia, Mary Lynn Tiep, Michael Wade-Peters, Kyle Wardlaw, Matthew Wesley, Emmy Willow and Mark Willshire. Keaton Edmund, Max Fincham, Jaden Oshenye and Mickell Stewart Grimes are set to alternate the role of Fletcher, Rachel Marron’s young son. Performances will begin at the Dominion Theatre on July 15.Get Looking at More #GroffsauceAfter his Tony nominated turn in Hamilton, Jonathan Groff may have no imminent plans to return to Broadway, however we do have multiple small screen appearances to look forward to. Before Netflix’s Mindhunter, there’s HBO’s feature-length series finale of Looking, which will premiere on July 23. Check out a new cast featurette below. View Comments Lin-Manuel Miranda J. Lo & Lin-Manuel Mirandalast_img read more

Do You Know The Encyclopedia of Mac…?

first_img26th June 2006, Apple is an American computer technology corporation develops, sells, and supports a series of personal computers, portable media players,computer software, and computer hardware accessories.The company’s most well-known products are the Apple Macintosh line of personal computers, the iPod portable music player, and the iTunes media player.Apple has been a major player in the evolution of personal computing since its founding in 1976. The Apple II microcomputer, introduced in 1977, was a hit with home users. In 1983, Apple introduced the Lisa, the first commercial personal computer to employ a graphical user interface, which was influenced in part by the Xerox Alto.In 1984, the Macintosh (commonly called the “Mac”) was introduced, furthering the concepts of a user-friendly graphical user interface, and also introducing the mouse for the first time in a personal computer. Apple’s success with the Macintosh became a major influence in the development of graphical interfacesIn 1991, Apple introduced the PowerBook line of portable computers, establishing the modern ergonomic form and design that has since become ubiquitous in the portable market.The first Macs were powered by Motorola’s 32-bit 680×0 families of CPUs. In 1994, Apple introduced the PowerMacs, which used the higher-performancePowerPC chip designed by Apple, Motorola and IBM. PowerMacs run native PowerPC applications and emulate traditional Mac 680×0 applications. PowerPCchips have enjoyed substantial increases in performance over the years.In the 2000s, Apple expanded their focus on software to include professional and prosumer video, music, and photo production solutions, with a view to promotingtheir computers as a “digital hub”. It also introduced iPod, a portable digital music player which has become the most popular player on the market.Mac OS, which stands for Macintosh Operating System, is a series of graphical user interface-based operating systems developed by Apple Computer for their Macintosh line of computer systems. The Mac OS is often credited with popularizing the graphical user interface.Another important thing invented by apple is Macintosh Clones, capable of running Mac OS, notably Power Computing and Umax. These machines normally ranvarious versions of classic Mac OS.In 1988, Apple released its first UNIX based OS, named A/UX. This was an operating system that seamlessly integrated the Mac OS look and feel with the powerand flexibility of UNIX.The graphical user interface used by Macintosh personal computers, which is modeled after an actual desktop and has little pictures (called icons) of file folders, a trash can for deleting files, etc. Pull-down menus and dragging objects originated with the Mac. For people who are not computer experts, the Macintosh user interface makes everything much easier to learn. Parts of this interface were developed by Xerox PARC, but never released.The internet is the best place to buy cheap computer parts. Due to increase in demand for many parts in many suppliers find it profitable to sell their products online.The online dealers have their websites, which offer information on the various types of computer parts available for purchase. Whether you want to reviews computer hardware on water-cooling, flat screens, memory modules, video cards, and the latest in gaming and technology news, just go to http://www.dvwarehouse.com(link is external) they have something youll enjoy. Shop by our busy computer hardware forum, where thousands of hardware enthusiasts participate in active discussion. Also try searching our hardware forum database, as well as our full network of sites, for answers to any computer questions.DV Warehouse is one stop shop for the Video Editing Solutions, as we aim to provide the widest range of video editing products available nationwide. From the latest HD solution to the hard-to-find analog device for your studio, DV Warehouse should be your first stop. They offer a multitude of products from dozens of the industry’s leading manufacturers, normally available at multiple vendors, under one roof. Visit them today for best buy Computer Parts.Author: Harry JohnsonFor Listing visit http://www.dvwarehouse.com(link is external)(Best Online Computer Store).Just login tohttp://www.dvwarehouse.com(link is external) for all kinds of Mac Part You can also vist our other site for http://www.idigitals.com(link is external)for Computer Partslast_img read more

HHS makes $551,000 in stimulus funds to support Vermont hospitals

first_imgThe activities described in this release are being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  To track the progress of HHS activities funded through the ARRA, visit www.hhs.gov/recovery(link is external).  To track all federal funds provided through the ARRA, visit www.recovery.gov(link is external). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will notify states about the availability of the increased portion of allotments for hospitals.  Not all states spend their full DSH allotments; so, before this new funding can be accessed, states must demonstrate they have used all of their existing fiscal year 2009 DSH allotments.  States must request the additional funds from CMS as part of their quarterly Medicaid budget request and the funds will be distributed as separate Recovery Act DSH grants. To see a complete list of the revised DSH allotments that include additional funding provided through the Recovery Act, please visit http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/cms/dshstates.html(link is external). Eligible hospitals are those that serve a disproportionate share of low-income or uninsured individuals and are known as Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH).  States receive an annual allotment to make payments to DSH hospitals to account for higher costs associated with treating uninsured and low-income patients.  This annual allotment is calculated by law and includes requirements to ensure that the DSH payments to hospitals are not higher than the actual costs incurred by the hospital to provide the uncompensated care.  The Recovery Act increases the amount of allotments available to states nationwide from approximately $11.06 billion to $11.33 billion for 2009. Building on President Barack Obama s efforts to ensure access to health care for millions of uninsured Americans, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced that Vermont can access an additional $551,000 authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help pay hospitals to treat their most vulnerable patients. Millions of people rely on the care provided by their community hospitals, said Acting HHS Secretary Charles Johnson.  Through the help provided by the Recovery Act, we can make sure they continue to get the care they need in those hospitals. ### Thousands of hospitals around the country are the first place many families take their sick children for care or the only place where some of the more than 45 million uninsured Americans can receive some form of health care, said Acting HHS Secretary Johnson.  The funding from the Recovery Act will help ensure hospitals can keep their doors open to the people who need care most.last_img read more

Man’s Best Friend

first_imgI took my 9-month-old puppy for her first mountain bike ride, and for once in her life she was worn out.However, I worried about her the rest of the day, even though every one else in the house was grateful for her unusual tranquility. There was no chewing on the kids’ toys, no wrestling the cat down from her feeding station, no pouncing on the 3-year-old.According to veterinarians, it’s best to ease a dog into being a riding buddy. Just like us, they’ve got to build muscle, stamina, and callused feet. That said, I took Jojo to the woods for the last several months just to get her used to staying with me and being around bikes. I have to admit that chasing an 8-year-old while the 3-year-old whines and then refuses to ride is difficult when being distracted by a hyper puppy who wants to attack and lick the face of every passerby.“JOJO! COME!”“Mamaaaaaa!!! I don’t wanna ride this STUPID bike!”“Mom! Mom! MOM! Did you SEE that jump I just made?“Come on, Wyatt! Pleeeeeease don’t make me carry you, your bike, my bike and the prancing puppy’s leash!”Somehow through all that she figured out she was supposed to stay with us.I streamlined on the next several forays to the woods, leaving behind the bikes and one child. Unlike my last dog, who would wander away and be lost for days, Jojo comes every time I call her, no matter how fast the squirrel was getting away.My next step was taking her running. She stayed with me, and of course outran me, scampering into the woods after every chipmunk. In fact, she ran circles around me as I panted along suffering.A few months ago she was afraid to get into the truck with us. As soon as she associated the truck with going to the woods, it was on. Every time I packed the children up, she would jump in and refuse to get out.It was time to take her on a real ride.She bounded happily along as we took off, knowing immediately that she was to stay with the pack. She repeatedly ran ahead and circled back around as I wondered how much of that she’d be doing by the end of our ride. I was surprised, actually.We avoided the fire roads so as to save her virgin paws as much as possible. She loped joyfully (although I realize it’s difficult to lope without joy) and especially perked up on the rolling parts where she was able to really run. Our energy levels were drastically different by the top of the climb.  I checked her paws, and they looked great. It wouldn’t be a long ride, but even this 45 minutes was further than she had been. I fed her treats and made her rest until we were ready to descend. 1 2 3last_img read more

Wine stories of Srijem – a different and interactive presentation with the aim of branding Srijem as a top wine destination

first_imgThird workshop from the cycle The Wine Story of Srijem was held in September at the Le Premier Hotel in Zagreb, where it was presented eight top Traminers Srijem vineyards. Tourists on the continent, much more than the average, spend their time in museums, galleries, various exhibitions and visiting national parks / protected areas, so it is logical that the daily consumption of tourists in Continental Croatia is higher than in the Adriatic. It is also the meaning of tourism, to get to know a new way and culture of living. I recently spoke with one manager, who has and within his hotel wine room with an offer of Croatian wines. On that occasion, he told me that imported wines are sold poorly or not at all on the wine list, because foreign tourists want to try something new, local, authentic, that is, our domestic wines, which is why he made a wine room. Logically, right? Another proof of the importance of tourism for the promotion and branding of Croatia as a wine region.  Buhačev Merlot from 2016, the only red wine at this workshop, connected with the beautiful nature, Srijem and Slavonian rivers and forests. Drinky and soft, it was a pleasant surprise for Dalmatians accustomed to powerful and bitter blues.  “Our story is distinctive, it leaves no one indifferent, it makes a strong impression, every wine is promising and will not disappoint you in terms of quality or price. The long tradition of winemaking, modern technologies, the knowledge of our winemakers, the breadth of tastes and experiences confirm the fact that we have a lot to offer. Wines from the slopes of Fruška gora, the Croatian part of Srijem, are one of the biggest surprises of our destination, which has yet to be discovered, and in Zagreb we presented a small part of that magic.”, Says Rujana Busic Srpak. He is positively surprised and famous for Srijem wines chef Marin Rendić who points out that the value for money of wine is an extremely important component, and the price-quality ratio of Srijem wines can get great results on the market and attract many guests to the far east of Croatia. “For example, the excellent Buhačev Rose with a surprisingly good price of 35 kuna, on the other hand, offers high value and arouses strong impressions.”, Says Rendić. Wine stories of Srijem is a project of the Tourist Board of our easternmost, Vukovar-Srijem County, and aims to just branding Srijem as a top wine micro region. He describes the top semi-dry Chardonnay from 2017 from the Trs Winery and the exceptional Chardonnay from 2016. Ilok cellars as quiet rulers and connects them with Ilok nobles, who left this town a rich cultural heritage – castle, medieval walls, old cellars from the 15th and 18th centuries. … It is interesting that Srijem wines were presented at all three workshops, but without Graševina, and according to Bušić Srpak, everyone knows that Graševina is one of the main varieties in Slavonia, but they also wanted to present other top wines and varieties offered by Srijem, which are so far it has been in the background. So we have another great tourist product, but unfortunately we do not have a well-rounded story because Croatia is not yet recognized as a wine destination with top authentic varieties and wines. On the other hand, tourism is one of the strongest engines of domestic wine sales. Photo: Borna Subota, Exe production In addition to Traminer and Graševina, the two most important white varieties in the Srijem vineyards are Chardonnay, Paradise Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Silvanac Green od A from the black varieties Merlot, Cabernet, Sauvignon and Frankovka. “Welcoming the sunset in Slavonia and Srijem with a glass of top quality wine, especially on the banks of the Danube or at the most famous Ilok wine-growing locations Principovac and Vukovo, is a special experience. Our rivers, castles, museums, richness of traditional heritage, famous hospitality and gastronomy, along with the inevitable wines, are the best invitation to visit Srijem and Slavonia.”, Concluded Rujana Bušić Srpak. Namely, it is a different and interactive presentation, which through two narratives, professional and destination, represents Srijem as a top eno-gastro destination.  The first three workshops “Wine Stories of Srijem” were held in Split and Zagreb On the other hand, the main activities of Continental Croatia are going to restaurants, sightseeing, visits to national parks, historical buildings, museums and galleries, hiking and other sports, recreational, entertainment and cultural activities. Photo: Borna Saturday Let’s go back to Wine stories of Srijem. “Since the first Traminer vine was planted in 1701 on Principovac, the country estate of the Odescalchi family and the most famous Srijem wine-growing area, this variety has aroused the interest of the wine world. Srijem Traminers drank at the royal courts, won world awards and are a trademark of the Ilok Wine Road with about twenty charming wineries, including the Old Cellars from the 15th and 18th centuries. This is the best invitation to visit Srijem and Slavonia especially for wine lovers”, Points out Rujana Bušić Srpak, director of the Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board. It’s a big step forward because marketing labeling wine through four new wine-growing regions encourages synergy of all winemakers and facilitates branding and communication to the market. Less is more, because this is how everyone in one wine region communicates with one main narrative – the narrative of the branded region.  The goal of the workshops is to get to know each other HoReCa channel with the offer of wines from Srijem, which should result in putting top Srijem wines in their wine lists. Also the workshops told the story of the wine from Srijem to the sommelier and professional media and presented the whole region as a cultural eno-wine destination according to travel agencies in order to encourage the arrival of tourists in Vukovar-Srijem County. When we talk about Srijem, I have to point out how it is about Danube and the slopes of the Srijem vineyards, which, descending towards the Danube, create the most beautiful landscape images which, in combination with the rich eno-gastronomic offer, invite you to rest and relax. This vineyard is located in the easternmost part of Vukovar-Srijem County and Croatia, on the southern and southwestern slopes of Fruška gora with its center in Ilok, so it is often called the Ilok vineyards. At the recently held 17th Edition of the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020, as many as 226 Croatian wines received one of the Decanter labels. Of these, our wines have three platinum medals, 11 gold, 68 silver and 88 bronze medals and 56 Decanter recommendations. With delicate elements of vanilla and a subtle note of pepper, it suddenly stood out among the wines, and the unusual, very interesting and special Principovac Chardonnay from 2016 in Ilok cellars, style, smell and taste was a great introduction to Traminer predicates – a variety that best results. Dragunov’s Traminac of the 2015 berry harvest is reminiscent of roses, rahatluk and apricots, while Traminac of the 2011 dried berries harvest is a distinctive and powerful wine from the Ilok cellars. Photo: Lollipop Agency Excellent “triple helix” through the sale and positioning of wine in restaurants, promotion of wines and destinations and encouraging tourist arrivals – all in one workshop. Certainly a great combination, because one cannot do without the other, ie that is exactly what tourism does, it creates the motive of arrival as well as the complete tourist story of a destination. “The concept of the workshop, in addition to a special professional target audience, is that through the offer of wine from Srijem, led by the famous Croatian sommelier Jelena Šimić Valentić, we continue with a story that practically guides participants through the offer of our destination. So we tell a story about each winery and winemaker and fit it into the context of the destination. We present the product, the story around the product and the winery, give a broader context about the destination and communicate with the visitors themselves to get feedback. That is why we decided for these workshops in small professional and target groups “, points out Rujana Bušić Srpak, director of the Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board. I can’t agree more! So, the logical conclusion would be that we need stronger branding and positioning of all wine regions, and I will again focus on Slavonian winemakers, both in Croatia and on the global wine list. Thanks to the large number of hours of sunshine on the hills from 200 to 250 meters high and drained soils on a flag base, which do not retain moisture, the vines produce high quality grapes. This is the basic condition for the production of top wines that go from Ilok to Croatia, Europe and the world. Thanks to these climatic conditions, Traminer provides its maximum here and is the leader in quality in Croatia, but also abroad. Organized thematic cultural wine tours and communication according to the HoReCa channel The story is rounded off with the royal variety that gives the best results in this vineyard. It is, of course, about Traminer, and it is known that the one from the Ilok cellars was drunk on coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Its sweet variants are also loved by those who do not drink wine. At the Split workshop, Traminac of the selective berry harvest from 2015 of the Dragun Winery was tasted, and as a special surprise for the end, Traminac of the selective harvest of dried berries from the 2011 Ilok cellars. Wine is joy – it says at the entrance to Pupitres, the wine shop of the famous Croatian sommelier Jelena Šimić Valentić who wants to demystify the story of wine as something sublime and exclusive, reserved only for connoisseurs. It was held in Pupitres in May another workshop Wine stories of Srijem. The aim of these workshops, in addition to branding Srijem and Vukovar-Srijem County as wine destinations, is, as I said at the beginning, to introduce the HoReCa channel to the wine offer of Srijem in order to put it in their wine lists, but also communication with travel agencies to become organized. thematic cultural wine tours. The first workshop “Wine stories of Srijem” was held in Split last May in the famous hotel Vestibul Palace where it was presented five famous wineries from the area of ​​Vukovar-Srijem County, and Bušić Srpak linked an interesting tourist story to each wine. Along with Silvanac, for example, a story was told about the leisure and ease of traveling around Srijem and Slavonia with a visit to the cellars on the Ilok wine road. Also, in a conversation with the hotel management, but also the guests on the topic of branding Croatia as a wine region, we once again came to the conclusion that the guests are not familiar enough with our wine story. On the contrary, according to them, foreign guests are pleasantly surprised by the quality and our authentic wines. The conclusion reached by the guests is how we have to better promoted as a wine destination. Interesting information from this wine room. The conclusion of the main and responsible person was “that Dalmatian wines are 30 percent overestimated, and Slavonian wines 30 percent underestimated”. We are clearly talking about the prices of Croatian wines on our market. A step forward towards branding Croatia as a wine destination was made at the end of 2018, when a new Wine Act was adopted, which established four wine-growing regions: Slavonia and the Croatian Danube region; Croatian Istria i Kvarner; Dalmacija te Central hilly Croatia. Bušić Srpak: Wine is the most beautiful invitation to visit Srijem and Slavonia Photo: Lollipop Agency Wineries as mini destinations within the destination must unite, emphasizes Bušić Srpak and adds that everyone together with winemakers must go beyond Ilok to present Ilok and the whole eno gastronomic story. “The wine story of Srijem is in Srijem, but it needs to be presented further in order to affirm itself. Winemakers cannot just produce good wine and stay within Ilok, and we in tourism expect the effects of that. Winemakers may sell all the wines, but we will not achieve the right effect in terms of tourism. We have to “use” them and present them outside the destination, so that they really become a motive for coming to the destination.” There is certainly not too much to say about the potential, because it is a top wine region, and the main question is how to accelerate the development of branding in order to start the tourism economy and get the whole story wind in the back. Tourists expect and want to taste authentic and local food, as well as wines.   Srijem’s wine stories are certainly refreshing and a great approach, and with the modest budgets available to continental destinations, it is always a question of the effectiveness of the promotion. So we have to think outside the box, be innovative and creative in order to attract attention. Two fresher Traminers were followed by more complex variants. In the semi-dry Traminer from 2018 of the Trs winery, the scents of honey, caramel and roses were felt. It has a pleasant freshness, stronger body, nicely balanced, balanced sugars and acids, points out Šimić Valentić and adds that the semi-dry Traminac Principovac from 2018 is intense. . From the same cellar, the 2017 vintage Traminac arrived. Its powerful, layered scent with sweet notes offers a completely different experience. It is warm, drinkable, with great aging potential… I certainly agree with that, because much more synergy is needed, as well as stronger involvement of the winemakers themselves, in the joint branding of the region. Because we must be aware that continental tourist boards, in addition to having much less financial and thus human resources, are fighting for a place under the sun with other wine regions that are already recognized and have maritime tourism as a perpetual flywheel. The tasting began with the atypical drinking Chardonnay from 2017 of the Trs Winery, an everyday wine that can be sipped as an aperitif or paired with light dishes such as salads and white meat. Light, pleasant and expressive Silvanac green from 2018 by Mirko Čobanković, with a bit of predicate notes, is a real surprise for this variety, while Buhačev Rose from 2018 – otherwise the best-selling wine in this cellar – stands out with its salmon color and its sweet taste reminiscent of wild strawberries. , raspberries and berries. Harmonious and elegant Cabernet franc from 2016 Trs Winery, transparent-ruby color offers a taste of black currant, raspberry and blackberry. Wine stories of Srijem – a different and interactive presentation with the aim of branding Srijem as a top wine destination Rujana Bušić Srpak, Director of the Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board / Photo: Lollipop Agency In the end, Bušić Srpak points out that what was presented at the workshops is over tourist tour tour of Ilok and peculiar wine guide for exploring Ilok through the wine road, but also the entire rich tourist offer of Vukovar-Srijem County. “I was especially impressed by the Principovac line and I think that every restaurant that sticks to its wine list should have at least one wine from that line. We can be proud of such wines and offer them to every foreign guest and I could hardly wait for the expression of delight on their faces when they taste them. These are complex, powerful, characterful, distinctive wines, beautifully balanced, masterfully made.”, She concluded Jelena Simic Valentic and added that she was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful and refreshing Vine Chardonnay and the elegant, fruity and floral Cabernet Franc, which has huge potential. And as life writes strange life stories, a workshop was held in September this year Wine stories of Srijem in Zagreb, which aims to brand Srijem as a top wine destination. This story attracted my attention and gave me a motive for this writing of this article.   The average daily consumption of tourists is higher in continental Croatia More than half, more precisely 53% of tourists goes on self-organized excursions (54% in the Adriatic and 39% in Continental Croatia), and 19% on excursions organized through Travel agencies. Also, a key piece of information is how the proportion of guests who go on trips to organized by a travel agency in Continental Croatia it is only 19,7%, which clearly speaks of the huge space for rast. After Traminac, the 2016 vintage of the Trs Winery, exceptional in taste with almonds on the aftermath, was delighted by Ivan Čobanković’s 2008 vintage of berries. It has a layered scent with honey and smoky notes, a thick and wonderful taste with an oxidative finish reminiscent of cherry. Ice vintage from 2016. Papak wines, offer subtle aromas of caramel, mandarin, orange peel…, but also layered flavors with lots of butter. Two interesting Traminers were chosen to start the story. From the easternmost Croatian winery Papak, arrived Radosh, a dry wine from 2017 with an intense aroma of nutmeg aromas, honey and old roses, creamy and sweet taste, and from Dragun Winery semi-dry Traminac from 2019, dominant honey notes, gently sweet and drinkable. In conclusion, the continent does not have the budgets that sea destinations have, but it certainly has something to boast about and something to show. Slavonia does not need help, but strategic development. And that’s why one constructive critique of agencies: Don’t whine, but open your eyes. Turn to new markets and niches, such as a focus on continental tourism. After all, this way you will avoid the seasonality of income, because as I have already mentioned, tourism in Slavonia happens all year round. Do not wait for the summer season, but offer the market an attractive offer. However, the topic of this story is focused on the fact that Slavonia, which is certainly one of the best Croatian wine regions, is not sufficiently recognized in Croatia for its top wines. Namely, the mentioned hotel also offers several top Slavonian wines, which proudly stand on the shelves of the wine room, and which clearly attracted my special attention and encouraged me to talk about Slavonia as a top wine region.  Photo: Borna Saturday On the one hand, a famous Croatian sommelier Jelena Simic Valentic tells the story of wines from Srijem, while on the other side Rujana Bušić Srpak, director of the Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board, with each wine connects the tourist story of the destination.  “It was through the selection of wine that we showed the diversity, strength and possibility of wine creation that Ilok offers. But we are still talking about the destination. Because when you talk about the wine that comes from the easternmost wine-growing position in Croatia, Radoš from Ilok, you have to say something about that winery. When we talk about wines from the most award-winning wine cellar in Croatia, which has 8 Traminers only in its production and the cellar built in the 15th century and the castle above it, then we must give you the narrative of the destination – all part of an excellent tourist wine story. That is the wealth and the reason we took wine as an invitation. Because that wine is not just a product, it is a destination wine in a glass “, pointed out Bušić Srpak. Namely, on several occasions, including in the mentioned conversation, the conclusion is that Slavonian wines on sale are 30% cheaper than other wines, and in fact they are just as high quality or at least at the same level as our other top wines from other regions. as the hotel manager said in this case, they were underestimated.  Slavonia certainly already has a minimum seven days of quality content to offer tourists. It is the activation of travel agencies and the focus on Slavonia that is crucial. Yes, it is easier to sell the sun and the sea, but especially in today’s context caused by the coronavirus pandemic, where continental and rural destinations are in the focus of consumers, it is time to reversal. Agencies wake up, because tourism on the continent lasts throughout the year, especially in the pre- and post-season when the main peak of the tourist season on the continent. According to the TOMAS Croatia 2019 survey “Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia” average daily consumption of tourists in It is higher in continental Croatia than at sea, and it amounts to 115 euros per person. And when tourists are in Slavonia, the unavoidable place is certainly Srijem and its wine story. In the end, the cooperation of everyone is needed, both destinations, winemakers and agencies, in order to create a quality rounded story. Especially on the continent where it is a different type of tourism and motives for coming.last_img read more

Rachael Wong: Misogyny – it’s not just boys and men to blame

first_imgNZ Herald 8 November 2013This week the Roast Busters sparked outrage across the globe. When I heard about the group of young Auckland boys who sought gratification and entertainment by luring drunk girls – some of them underage – into group sex and then bragged about their conquests on Facebook, I was saddened and disgusted. I was unfortunately not surprised.A misogynistic culture in our society has spawned the perfect breeding ground for this type of behaviour, but the blame does not lie solely with boys and men. There is a constant stream of explicit sexual images, not to say filth, which bombards them from every angle, for which we as a society must take responsibility.It starts with daily media exposure to the sexualised female images used to sell anything from fast food to fast cars, normalising the objectification of women. When All Black Dan Carter appears stripped down to his underwear on giant billboards, at least the fact that he is wearing only underwear is relevant to the product being sold.Some misogyny is custom-made for young men. The enormously popular Grand Theft Auto 5 video game portrays women pornographically and makes ridiculing and sexually harassing them part of the fun.The latest Bond movie, Skyfall, where Bond sleeps with one of the female protagonists directly after finding out she is a victim of sex trafficking is a poignant example of contempt for women. This was one of the most misogynistic movies I have ever seen, and yet where was the outrage?http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11153339last_img read more

Dawson hoping for England recall

first_imgTottenham captain Michael Dawson hopes his recent good form will earn him a “dream” recall to the England squad. Andre Villas-Boas made Dawson available for transfer last summer, but he chose to rebuff QPR’s overtures and stayed at Tottenham, where he has since broken back into the first team. Reports on Wednesday morning suggested Dawson could be included in the Three Lions squad for this month’s World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro. The 29-year-old has not played for England for almost two years and admits he would love to earn a recall. “It would be a dream (to be recalled),” the centre-back told TalkSPORT. He added: “I got asked this question when I first got back in to the Spurs team. Then, I just had to concentrate on staying in the Tottenham team. “Now I’m playing regularly for Tottenham…Fingers crossed. It would be nice to get that England call-up.” Villas-Boas recently admitted he made a mistake by letting Dawson speak to QPR, and the player himself is grateful to the Portuguese for giving him a second chance at Spurs. “The gaffer has been very honest with me from day one,” the former Nottingham Forest man said. “I spoke to him after pre-season and he told me there might not be as many opportunities as I would have liked. It was my decision to stay and fight for my position. “I was out there every day training hard and thankfully the manager has seen that and he has put me back in. “As a player you can only ask for honesty. The manager has been great. I’m glad to be back playing.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Fourth annual Bowling for Scholars raises $6,800

first_imgELLSWORTH — Seventy-one bowlers comprising 14 teams descended upon Eastward Lanes to participate in the Ellsworth High School Alumni Associations’ 4th annual Bowling for Scholars event on Saturday.Bowling one string, participants received coupons from Wendy’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, McDonald’s and Mortons Moo. They turned in more than $4,600 which, coupled with our business sponsors, brought the total proceeds to more than $6,800.“This was the most successful Bowling for Scholars to date,” said the association’s president, Michael Povich. “The association was particularly pleased to see the participation of three student teams, one of which was the EHS National Honor Society.”Wayne Gaspar, the owner of Eastward Bowling Lanes, did not charge for the use of the bowling alley or for the rental of bowling shoes.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe endowment fund, which now stands at $613,000, awards scholarships to EHS graduating seniors and alumni. In 2015, $17,000 in scholarships was awarded.last_img read more