New authentic top delicacy presented – black Slavonian pig prosciutto

first_imgA new authentic delicacy, a great combination of Slavonian and Dalmatian tradition – black Slavonian black pig prosciutto – was premiered at the Smjeli store in Zagreb.This unique cured meat product is the result of a two-year collaboration between the Faculty of Agriculture in Osijek and the Dugopolje company Smjeli, which is known for the production of top Dalmatian prosciutto, a champion at domestic and international fairs. “In the past two years, we have tested a total of sixty pieces of prosciutto from black pig and we are delighted with the results so far, and next year we plan to make about a hundred pieces of prosciutto.”, Points out Vlade Prančić, owner of the company Smjeli. Its prosciuttos are made in excellent conditions and in an ideal natural environment. Although the factory in Dugopolje is equipped with the latest technology, the recipe has remained traditional and translated into the slogan “as before”.People travel to get to know new ways and culture of living, and authenticity is the very essence of tourism. “You must never forget who you are, what you are and where you come from and your skills with local products. I would not want Croatian chefs to make the same mistake as Italian or Spanish, who try to satisfy tourists and forget the tradition. It is important to protect and defend the recipes of your ancestors, otherwise they will get lost. I understand that you want to survive as a tourist, but you have to speak realistically to tourists”Said French chef Lionel Levy with a Michelin star recently in Osijek as part of a gastronomic workshop.Photo: Vlade Prančić, owner of the company SmjeliAnd that’s where the whole philosophy lies, we have to be and sell what we are, not try very hard to be copies of some other destinations. A copy is a copy, and the original will always have its value as well as the motive for coming.  Unfortunately in our gastronomic story through the tourist offer we fall for lettuce, onions, potatoes, mussels, sardines, etc.… what we are rich in and that is why our tourism is not efficient or good. We live off classic rent accommodation and beaches.But in order to arrange all the cubes and connect them synergistically, strategic thinking and planning is needed. And that is why tourism is still just an event for us, no matter how much this fact bothers others, but not just connecting and marketing our products with tourism is proof of that. We only count overnight stays and arrivals, not tourist spending as well as its dispersion to the local economy. “The black Slavonian pig is also called a fajferica, because it was created at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century on the estate of the landowner Pfeiffer in Orlovnjak near Osijek. It is our indigenous breed, and its meat is of exceptional quality, with a high content of intramuscular and intermuscular fat and a good ability to bind water (low germination). Thanks to that, it is ideal for the production of cured meat products such as kulen, sausage, bacon and ham, and just proved to be prosciutto “, pointed out Ante Madir,, executive director of the Croatian Prosciutto Cluster.Let’s be what we are, because that’s exactly what tourists want to get to know, taste and experience. Our authentic story.Related news: DAYS OF ADRIATIC SQUIDS IN NORTHWESTERN ISTRIA AS A TRUE GUIDE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR TOURISMscript src=”[timestamp]&z=10000″>&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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Shock departure at Insignia …

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Police target patrons of underage prostitutes

first_img3 News 16 June 2012Police in South Auckland have run a major operation to get underage prostitutes off the street. Girls as young as 13 have been selling themselves for sex, some for as little as $20, in order to buy alcohol. One teenage prostitute we met is just 17 years old. We won’t name her identity because her parents don’t know she’s a street worker. “I don’t do this for drugs, or anything like that,” she says. But she’s being pimped by her uncle. “There are some other fellows with some underage girls around here,” says her uncle. “They’re only hating on her because she’s getting most of the business.”…In the past month, police have run a major operation in South Auckland in an attempt to rid the streets of underage prostitutes. They came across some horror stories. “There were some youths, kids, roughly 13 years of age, selling themselves for roughly $20 in order to afford alcohol,” says Sergeant Kit Gill. During the operation police took a number of underage sex workers into the care of Child, Youth and Family. “There are some unsavoury characters that turn up and start hitting on these poor girls,” says Constable Steve Downie. “We do get calls to go and help them out because they might have got assaulted or the guys not happy with the service they have performed, so they are taking their lives into their own hands.” read more

Kacaniklic hit with injury blow

first_img The Sweden international, 21, came off early during the Cottagers’ 1-0 pre-season friendly defeat at Werder Bremen on Sunday night and will be in a race against time to be fit for the season opener away at Sunderland on August 17. “Hopefully it is not too bad but he may be out for a couple of weeks,” Jol told reporters after the loss in Germany. Press Association “That is not what you want from pre-season. Kaca has made a lot of big steps and progress with us.” Fulham, under new ownership following Shahid Khan’s takeover of the club, have added five new faces to their ranks over the summer, but Jol is still targeting more acquisitions. Sascha Riether, Fernando Amorebieta, Derek Boateng, Maarten Stekelenburg and Ange-Freddy Plumain have all moved to Craven Cottage but a striker remains Jol’s priority. “We will try to get someone up front,” he said. “We need a few more goals, since Clint (Dempsey) left we do not have enough goals in us, so we are working every day to get someone. “We have some high-quality players in consideration and we would like another midfielder as well.” center_img Fulham winger Alexander Kacaniklic looks set to miss the start of the forthcoming Barclays Premier League season with a hamstring injury, manager Martin Jol has confirmed.last_img read more

Lacazette Grabs Late Goal for Gunners First Win

first_imgArsenal secured their first away win of the season as they edged a pulsating Premier League encounter with Cardiff City.Alexandre Lacazette’s powerful late winner proved the difference in a contest full of attacking quality and defensive fragility.The Gunners led twice, through Shkodran Mustafi’s header and a curling effort from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, before Lacazette crashed home the winner on 81 minutes. Victor Camarasa’s first Cardiff goal, on the stroke of half-time, and Danny Ward’s header had seemed as though they would earn Neil Warnock’s side a point as they scored their first goals of the league campaign.Arsenal manager Unai Emery this week denied reports that he had fallen out with midfielder Mesut Ozil after the former Germany international withdrew from the squad that beat West Ham last weekend, citing illness.There have been suggestions Ozil’s style does not fit with a manager who demands high-energy pressing from his forwards, but Ozil started in an attacking-looking line-up that paired Aubameyang with France striker Lacazette up top.Ozil and former Cardiff favourite Aaron Ramsey were given licence to roam in behind, and for large periods in the first half, Arsenal’s shape and roving full-backs troubled Cardiff.Emery’s side took the lead on 11 minutes with a goal that will have left Warnock incredulous as Mustafi headed home, unopposed, from Granit Xhaka’s corner.But for a wonderful save from Neil Etheridge, who denied Nacho Monreal from point-blank range, the Gunners might have given Cardiff a mountain to climb inside 20 minutes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Big Guns Take to Stage at ITTF Nigeria Open

first_imgHome boy and defending champion, Aruna Quadri, has put the disappointment of the ITTF Africa Cup behind him. He would aim to emulate Egypt’s Omar Assar as the only player to have defended his title at this tournament.During the opening press conference on Tuesday August 6, Quadri, who is seeded number one in the men’s singles, said he would not be playing under any pressure as he aims to give his best and make Nigeria proud.Also in for the title is Belgium’s Cedric Nuytinck from whom many fans here expect surprises because aspects of his play appear unconventional even as he is famous for being a player for the big occasion such as the Nigeria Open.Slovenia’s Bojan Tokic, known in table tennis fandom as “the gentle giant”, is also here. The 38-year-old Slovak is expected to delight with his tricky style of play which usually confuse opponents.Robert Gardos, 40, is considered one of the hardest working players in the world even at that age. Gardos, a finalist at the 2019 Hungarian Open, is another star to watch out for here.In the women category, Slovakia’s Barbora Balazova leads the pack as the Southpaw aims for a title away from Europe.On the pecking order is Russia’s Polina Mikhailova. The 32-year-old is looking for her first title in Africa.African champion and winner of the just concluded ITTF Africa Cup, Dina Meshref, hopes to reclaim her title this year, having missed the 2018 edition.25-year-old Yana Noskova will want to use the tournament to shape up for the European season, even as the Russian would aim to garner points qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.All 32 seeded players in the men and 16 seeded in the women singles will be in action.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Top seeds in the men and women singles will take to the table today as the main draw of the 2019 ITTF Challenge Plus Nigeria Open enters the third day – after the preliminaries in which unseeded players slugged it out to eliminate each other for places in the main draw.These upcoming players in the game would now test their mettle against some of the top seeds in the first round of the tournament.Excitement continues to build among thousands of fans thronging the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall venue of the tournament inside the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.Seven titles are at stake in this elite tournament on African soil with $60,000 prize money up for grabs.last_img read more

USC’s rally for national title falls a stroke short

first_imgAfter a continued surge that saw it reach second place, the USC women’s golf team fell agonizingly short of victory, falling by a single stroke at the 2012 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships in Franklin, Tenn.Just over par · Sophomore Rachel Morris finished 82nd overall at the NCAA championships, helping USC finish behind Alabama. – Photo courtesy of Sports InformationThe tournament, hosted by Vanderbilt, saw Alabama prevail with a final score of 19-over-par 1171 after four rounds. The No. 3 Women of Troy fell a stroke short for the second time in the last four years, coming in at 20-over-par 1172. A late charge propelled LSU to third place at 21-over-par 1173, while Virginia took fourth place at 23-over-par 1175.The Women of Troy were led up front by freshman Doris Chen, who finished tied for 14th at 5-over-par 293. Seniors Lisa McCloskey and Inah Park finished tied for 21st at 6-over-par 294. Sophomore Sophia Popov concluded the tournament tied for 38th at 9-over-par 297, while sophomore Rachel Morris tied for 77th at 16-over-par 304.After hitting seventh place at the midpoint of the tournament, the Women of Troy skyrocketed to second at the conclusion of three rounds.Chen moved into seventh place at par 216, notching two birdies in the final three holes to finish even on the back nine. Park tied for 17th at 4-over-par 220 and shot 3-under-par during the last ten holes of the third round to overcome a slow start.Fellow senior McCloskey stood tied for 27th at 6-over-par 222 while recording three birdies. Popov tied for 40th after three at 8-over-par 224, but aptly finished the round with consecutive birdies. Morris, after leading the team through the first round, regressed to 82nd at 14-over-par 230, notching a birdy on her final hole.The strong play through the second and third rounds was not lost on two-time former coach of the year Andrea Gaston, who’s in her 16th season with the club.“It was so tough out there today,” Gaston said. “The greens were so fast. The balls were rolling as if they were on tabletops. You have to be patient and I think we were.”Gaston was pleased with the play her team as a whole.“Inah Park was very clutch today and Doris played great. All the girls really fought the conditions well,” Gaston said. “We knew if we could start the backside and get it over with reasonably well, we would have a chance to rally on the front.”It was only fitting that the tournament came down to the last shot. After Park sank a birdie to cut the lead to one stroke, Alabama’s Brooke Pancake needed to hit two putts to notch the victory, with three putts boosting the Women of Troy to a playoff.Alas, Pancake sealed the deal on the second putt after a narrow miss, powering the Tide to the championship.Though the outcome is certainly not what the team wanted, the season proved to be more than respectable, as inconsistency and a fall injury to Popov limited the Women of Troy’s ability to compete as effectively as they did during their stellar 2010-2011 campaign. The team will move forward and has its sights for next season, beginning play in February.last_img read more

LOI big two clash this evening

first_imgChampions Dundalk will be hoping to preserve their one-hundred per cent start at home to Cork City.That kicks off at 7.45, as they do at the Brandywell where unbeaten Galway are away to Derry. Bohemians will look to make it two home wins from two when they face Wexford Youths.  At 8, two more of last season’s top four meet in Tallaght as Shamrock Rovers face St Pat’s.last_img

Gfinity Esports Australia reveals Alienware as Presenting Partner

first_imgHT&E Events and Gfinity Esports Australia have announced that Alienware will be the Presenting Partner for the inaugural 2018 Australian Elite Series. The release states that “the investment represents one of the largest commercial partnerships in Australian esports history”. Not only will Alienware, a subsidiary of Dell, become the Presenting Partner, it will also be the official hardware partner in the PC hardware category. The deal will see Alienware receive “significant visibility and engagement across Gfinity Australia’s events and broadcast platforms”.Dominic Remond, incoming CEO of Gfinity Australia, said: “We are delighted to welcome Alienware on board as our presenting partner sponsor for the inaugural Gfinity Elite Series. As passionate supporters of the gaming community, their brand and products are a perfect fit for our ambition to create Australia’s first city-based professional esports league. He continued: “Esports is a highly sought-after space, and this partnership is a demonstration of the great commercial potential brands can see in Gfinity Australia’s Elite Series. We’re thrilled that Alienware has jumped at the opportunity to help bring a new wave of esports into Australia. It will enable them to further connect with a valuable, tech-savvy, younger audience”.Ben Jackson, Dell ANZ General Manager for Consumer and Small Business, said, “The Alienware brand is synonymous with high-performance gaming globally and we’re thrilled to be the Presenting Partner of the Gfinity Elite Series for 2018. Alienware has long recognised the importance of esports for the Australian gaming community and as the gaming scene has continued to thrive, we have been looking for the right partner to help bring esports to the forefront here. We want to elevate and further legitimise the sport and see how far we can take it in Australia to bring it on par with other world leading esports communities. Alienware is committed to delivering the best hardware for gamers of all levels so that they have the most immersive gaming experience possible. It is a great way for us to build on our community as this exciting new league launches in Australia.”Esports Insider says: Great news coming out of Gfinity Australia as the company’s expansion continues. Interestingly there’s Omen in the UK but Alienware over in Australia so we’ve got some tasty variety and competition. Can the Australian players out dab the UK though? Only time will tell..last_img read more

Rockies, German Marquez agree to five-year, $43 million extension, report says

first_imgSource confirms: #Rockies agree left-hander German Márquez on five-year, $43M contract from 2019 to ‘23. Deal includes $1M bonus if Márquez is traded and escalators if he wins Cy Young – $1M in the fifth year and option year for first-place finish, $500K for 2nd through 5th.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 2, 2019The contract includes a $1 million bonus if Marquez is traded. There are also incentives based on where he finishes in the Cy Young race.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNMarquez, 24, has already shown promise in his young MLB career. He recorded a career-high 14 wins in 2018, striking out 230 batters while posting a 3.77 ERA.He has only one start this season and struck out seven batters in six innings during the Rockies’ 6-1 victory over the Marlins in late March. Colorado finished second in the National League West standings last season, just one game back of the Dodgers. The Rockies were swept by the Brewers in the National League Division Series.Committing to Marquez’s continued growth could be key to the Rockies’ success this season. He is entering his fourth year with the team. The Rockies have decided to give German Marquez a new deal.Colorado and the right-handed pitcher agreed on a five-year, $43 million extension, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources.last_img read more