VINUM.IN is a new domestic magazine dedicated to wine and oenology

first_imgSource / photo: VINUM.IN Temu broja – rajnski rizling – predstavio je Ivo Kozarčanin, Tomislav Radić je čitateljima pripremio tekst o kraljevini, a Željko Suhadolnik prenio je čitateljima svoje bogato iskustvo vinskih putovanja po inozemstvu. Marija Vukelić je u rubrici „Vino na visokoj peti”  ugostila enologinju Evu Krištof  te intervjuirala Željka Suhadolnika u rubrici „Razgovor s vinom o vinu“.  Ivana Erhardt Draganić kroz rubriku „Vinska mušica“ predstavila je vina Slavonije i Baranje, dok je Nina Levičnik prikazala vinsku arhitekturu na primjeru jedne hrvatske vinarije, a Domagoj Jakopović Ribafish ispričao je kako nastaje bajkovito vino Potribica vinarije Boškinac. Moderni dizajn časopisa najbolji je pokazatelj smjera u kojem se ide, a za fotografije pobrinuo se urednik fotografije Julio Frangen. Editor Dijana Grgić explained to us how she came up with the idea of ​​relaunching a magazine dedicated to oenology and wine-related topics. “Back in 2013, I worked for VINUM.IN magazine in the marketing department, but after a while the magazine stopped publishing and I went the other way. Yet that love for the wine and media world has always remained present in me. A year ago, I realized that Croatia has a rich wine scene, but no wine magazine. The idea was to have a print edition of the magazine, something that people would be able to pick up and read, collect all the copies and come back to them after a while. Wine can be written about in a variety of forms and we can relate it to a lot of things, and that gives the magazine breadth and variety. When desires, ideas and a good team come together then it is easy to come up with a good product. From the first reactions, I see that we have made the step that the wine scene neededShe said. VINUM.IN will be published quarterly, and its goal is to show wine through various forms. Already in the first issue, wine was associated with architecture, poetry and cakes. In addition to the Croatian wine scene, which was represented by a trip through continental Croatia, Dalmatia and the islands, the wine scene was peeked at by neighbors from Serbia, and Matija Lesković traveled to distant South Africa. A different, interesting and educational magazine will find its place in newsstands from the next issue in order to be available to all wine lovers. The first issue, as a special edition, is distributed by sending a free copy to the addresses of winemakers, restaurants, wine bars, wine shops, hotels, wine associations and many wine lovers. A web edition is expected soon, where the magazine will be available online, and the web itself will be in the form of a wine portal on which current events between the two issues will be followed. center_img U zagrebačkom restoranuFino&Vino predstavljen je novi časopis o vinu, VINUM.IN.  Na svečanoj promociji glavna urednica DijanaGrgić predstavila je svoje suradnike, vinare i koncept časopisa.   Grgić believes that tourists love indigenous products, including Croatian wines, and that it is up to us to introduce them to wine roads and tasting rooms during their stay in Croatia. “Certainly much more can be done in this field. Croatia is rich in that sense. We have great wineries to be promoted, and wine roads should become something we will be especially proud of. We still have room to work in this field, but there has certainly been a shift in recent yearsShe added. In order to further promote Croatian mono-tourism, the plan is to publish an online edition of the magazine in English. “Croatia can invest much more in single tourism, and there is great potential for attracting tourists. We are thinking in that direction and we plan to have an online edition of the magazine in English, so that the Croatian wine scene becomes part of the plan for tourists coming to Croatia. Recommendations for guests will be available on our website, all with the aim of further developing single tourism”, Concluded Grgić.last_img read more

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Gingerbread Neighborhood Rises in Atlantic Highlands

first_imgBecause Swedish bakers use metric measurements, Hjelm’s mother located an American cookbook called “Swedish Baking at Its Best” by Marianne Grönwall van der Tuuk that incorporated American measurements in its Pepparkakshus recipe. With the intricacies out of the way, workshop attendees moved on to making their gingerbread houses homey. Working individually or in family and friend groups, attendees applied royal icing with pastry bags, sketched in windows and doors and made their design choices until, in the end, no two houses were alike.  Sitting amidst an array of candy canes, gumdrops, nonpareils, Tootsie Rolls, marshmallows, sprinkles and cookies, about 15 aspiring gingerbread house makers glued their walls and raised high the roof beams under the expert tutelage of arts council board member Stephanie Ladiana and her husband Ulf Hjelm. By Eileen Moon He and Ladiana are the parents of two sets of twins, Rita and Linnea, and Maggie and Peter, all of whom are now in their 20s. Swedish by birth, Hjelm came to the United States at 13 when his mother Barbro Linnea (Samuelsson) Hjelm married an American, and the family settled in Southern California. In that ancient tale, a brother and sister have been led deep into the woods and abandoned by their family. Lost in the forest, the two starving children come upon a house made of bread and cakes and sugar and begin to feast on it. Soon they are imprisoned in the candy house, in the clutches of a wicked witch who plans to fatten them up and stuff them in the oven: A warning, if ever there was one, not to nibble on your neighbor’s candy house no matter how hungry you might be. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The weather outside was frightful, but inside the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council gallery at 54 First Ave. things were as sweet as – well, gingerbread – as the council hosted its semi-annual Gingerbread House workshop. Fortunately for the sake of their story and ours, Hansel and Gretel escape unharmed. The kids have been helping with the holiday gingerbread house project since they were old enough to wield a frosting tube. Hjelm’s mother passed away many years ago, but the tradition she began continues. Hjelm uses the same recipe today, although it’s had some tweaking. “I make twice the batch because with four kids, you need twice as much,” Ulf said. Although Germany lays claim to originating the gingerbread house tradition, according to the Swedish Tourism Board, by the 19th century it had become a popular holiday pastime in Sweden, inspired, somewhat creepily, by the Brothers Grimm and the legend of Hansel and Gretel. Among the gingerbread creations from years past are the Eiffel Tower, Twin Lights, and the Cathedral of Notre Dame. The cathedral construction took some precise planning. “My son sat down and figured out how to do the flying buttresses,” Ladiana said. Initially, the Pepperkakshus batter will be soupy, Hjelm said. It’s necessary to keep adding flour until it takes on the consistency of Play-Doh. Then it’s time to employ your architectural skills. He uses a pattern to cut out the pieces of dough. After baking in a buttered pan, the pieces of dough are unlikely to come out perfectly plum. They will need to be cut carefully while they’re still warm. To achieve a smooth edge, he uses a hand-grater to plane the sides of the house down to an even thickness. It was some time after that when he began helping his mother make a gingerbread house each Christmas. For many Swedish families, making gingerbread houses during the holidays is a beloved tradition. They also made a football stadium to celebrate their older kids’ graduation from Colorado State and the University of South Carolina a couple of years ago. This year, they’re making plans to construct Australia’s Sydney Opera House. “My kids decided that a house was not enough, so we’ve built all kinds of strange things,” he said. The family long ago advanced from a simple four-walled house to elaborate constructions that include weeks of family discussions, architectural plans, patterns and cardboard models. In Sweden, gingerbread houses are called Pepparkakshus and are generally made with sugar, not corn syrup. “Corn syrup is an American thing,” Hjelm said. Then comes the magic part. After melting granulated sugar in a cast iron pan, Hjelm dips the edges of the gingerbread pieces into the hot liquid and glues the corners together at right angles as the pattern dictates. Within a few seconds, the walls are firmly connected. The larger pieces are more delicate to handle than accessory pieces like chimneys, and things do break occasionally. But there’s no crying in gingerbread house construction. So what are the secrets to making a great gingerbread house? It starts with the dough, Ulf told the class of aspiring gingerbread makers. While they used pre-made houses for the workshop, each of them went home with a recipe for the real thing. Atlantic Highlands residents Emily Hackett and her husband Cory Herrala came to the workshop with their son Leo, and Emily’s mother Barbara Berardo of Manchester, collaborating on a candy house that any gingerbread family would be proud to live in.“It was wonderful,” Hackett said. “It was really fun.” “There are people who go completely crazy with this stuff. I’m not one of them,” Hjelm says.last_img read more

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Travel Alert: Inishowen road closed due to works

first_imgThe Regional Road (R244) Carndonagh to Gleneely Road from Carrickafoden Crossroads to Cashel is closed during the daytime for the next two weeks.Donegal County Council has announced the temporary closure for essential works.The road is closed from 7am to 7pm from Monday 22nd July to Friday 2nd August 2019. An alternative route has been designated for drivers from Carndonagh – Culdaff – Gleneely. (R238 – R244)Donegal County Council has apologised for any inconvenience caused.Travel Alert: Inishowen road closed due to works was last modified: July 23rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Things to know: Sharks center is getting his first ‘big test’

first_imgNASHVILLE, Tenn. — No one downplayed or sidestepped the truth Tuesday morning: the Sharks are about to receive their first big test of the season.After controlling the play in eight straight games, the Sharks (4-3-1) are about to find out if their game holds up against the reigning President’s Trophy winners. The Nashville Predators (7-1) are entering Tuesday’s game in Music City holding the most points in the NHL (14) and the league’s best goals-against average (1.88).The Sharks, who rank …last_img read more

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Women of excellence: Ferial Haffajee, champion of media freedom

first_imgWhen, at the age of 36, Ferial Haffajee was appointed editor of the Mail & Guardian, she became the first woman to edit a national mainstream newspaper in South Africa.Tough and tenacious, Ferial Haffajee is one of the most respected and influential women in South African journalism today. Throughout her distinguished career she has fearlessly played her part to advance media freedom, transparency and government accountability.Haffajee, the daughter of garment workers, grew up in Johannesburg and studied English and African literature. She trained at the cadet school of the Weekly Mail, the famous independent anti-apartheid newspaper, and began her career as a cub reporter when the paper became the Mail & Guardian. At 22, Haffajee was on a panel of journalists chosen to interview Nelson Mandela on his release in 1990. Haffajee also has experience as a radio producer and TV reporter at the SABC and was political editor at the Financial Mail.Haffajee worked for the Mail & Guardian throughout her career and in 2004, at 36, was appointed editor. She was the first woman to edit a national mainstream newspaper in South Africa. She steered the M&G to record circulation, while maintaining its reputation for courageous, quality journalism. In 2009, she took on the mammoth task of repositioning the national Sunday paper City Press. It now boasts 1.75-million readers, sets the weekly local news agenda and has a first-rate editorial team.Haffajee was voted one of New African’s 100 Most Influential Africans last year, she has won a Sanlam financial journalism award, was a Shoprite Checkers Woman of the Year in 2004 and won the Women in The Media award in 2006.As a board member for the International Press Institute and World Editors’ Forum, Haffajee also takes South Africa’s strong tradition of a free and fearless press to the broader global community.last_img read more

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Warriors clobber Nuggets, increase lead for top seed in West

first_imgTIP-INSNuggets: The Nuggets shot 7 of 31 from deep. … They are 12-12 vs. the West on the road. … Denver had won at least two games against Golden State in nine of the previous 14 seasons.Warriors: Cousins had his sixth 20-point game. … Curry now has 340 3s, his second-most in a season behind the NBA-record 402 he hit in 2015-16. … Golden State won the season series 3-1 and has won 11 of the last 16 with the Nuggets — including eight of nine at home. … The Warriors also have won five of the last eight season series against Denver.UP NEXTNuggets: Host the Spurs on Wednesday.Warriors: At the Lakers on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Stephen Curry added 17 points, five rebounds and five assists. His 3-pointer with 7:22 left gave him five or more 3s in a career-best nine straight games and moved the two-time MVP (16,236) past Chris Mullin (16,235) for fourth place on the Warriors all-time points list.Murray scored 17 points after he departed the Nuggets’ 95-90 home loss Sunday to Washington in the third quarter with a sprained left ankle and didn’t return. Murray, who missed six games from Jan. 26-Feb. 4 with an injury to the same ankle, was closely monitored and played nearly 29 minutes.Millsap had 11 points shooting 4 of 11 for Denver, which lost for the third time in four games and played the first night of a tough back-to-back with San Antonio visiting the Mile High City on Wednesday.Coach Michael Malone didn’t like his team’s mistakes right after Durant was tossed.“When you’re playing against a team that’s won three of the last four world championships you can’t beat yourself and we did that tonight and that’s disappointing,” Malone said.Durant and Draymond Green had four assists apiece in the opening quarter as Cousins got hot. The big man stole the ball from Nikola Jokic and took it coast-to-coast for a left-handed layup.Denver jumped to a 20-16 lead before Golden State’s 14-4 burst put the Warriors up 30-24 heading into the second. Denver never recovered.CURRY’S MARKCurry teased the PR staff regarding the Mullin mark “because I did not know that was on the horizon.”“It kind of caught me off guard but it was a pretty special night, understanding what Chris Mullin was able to do in his career wearing a Warrior uniform representing the organization, the Bay Area,” Curry said. “His jersey is in the rafters obviously for a reason. Pretty cool moment. I’ll hopefully talk to him or see him at some point and we’ll share a good moment.” SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Russell Westbrook joins Wilt in NBA history as Thunder thump Lakers “The energy in the crowd at that point was incredible. When he attacked like that and hammered those two dunks down you could feel the power in the arena, you could feel our home crowd, you could feel the energy of our players,” coach Steve Kerr said. “Those two plays kind of broke the game open and gave us a lot of life. I thought Kevin was tremendous tonight. It’s unfortunate he didn’t get to play more.”DeMarcus Cousins had a season-best 28 points, on 12-for-17 shooting, 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocks for the Warriors (53-24), who have a two-game lead and the tiebreaker on Denver (51-26) with five games to go in the chase for the Western Conference’s top seed and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. Golden State lost out on the No. 1 spot to Houston last year, but still went on to capture a repeat title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDurant was ejected with 8:21 left in the third. He became furious wanting a foul call when he airballed a 3-point shot over Paul Millsap, then pointed at and yelled toward official Zach Zarba. Cousins stood between Durant and Zarba, who wasted no time tossing the two-time reigning finals MVP.“I thought he deserved the first technical I didn’t think he deserved the second one. I was very surprised. I watched the whole thing. I didn’t think he deserved to be ejected,” Kerr said. “I think Zach Zarba’s one of the best officials in the game so I’ve got no complaints with Zach, he knows what he’s doing.” LATEST STORIES MOST READ Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after dunking against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, California— Kevin Durant’s brilliant night on both ends got cut short by an ejection.Durant emphatically showed who is still No. 1 in the West, delivering a pair of jarring dunks late in the first half and finishing with 21 points and six assists before being tossed to lead the Golden State Warriors past the Denver Nuggets 116-99 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the top teams in the conference.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Those were his 14th and 15th technicals, meaning he is one away from an automatic suspension. Cousins was ejected against Charlotte on Sunday, when the Warriors clinched their fifth straight Pacific Division crown.“I think we can be better at keeping our poise, myself included,” Kerr said.Before that, Durant dazzled.He rebounded Jamal Murray’s missed 3 and drove the court, dribbling with his left hand through the paint before switching hands to deliver a powerful one-handed slam. Durant had another moment before halftime, driving the baseline for a two-handed dunk as the Warriors grabbed a 59-43 halftime lead. He also had a pair of blocked shots.“Kevin attacking the rim got the crowd into it even more,” Klay Thompson said. “That was unbelievable. No one was trying to get in the way of that second dunk he had. That was ridiculous.”ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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10 days agoBlythe Spartans winger Cal Roberts targets Premier League return

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Blythe Spartans winger Cal Roberts targets Premier League returnby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Newcastle United winger Cal Roberts retains hope of returning to the Premier League.Roberts, 22, signed for Blythe Spartans this season.He told the Evening Chronicle: “When I first came it was good, and the reception I got when I signed the contract made us feel special and part of the club.”I’ve never felt like this at a club before, you feel like you’re wanted there and happy. I’ve never been happier at a football club than I am at the minute.”Roberts added: “I set my standards very high, and I always want to better myself. The aim is still to play in the Premier League.”At the minute I’m very happy playing at Blyth, but the club and the gaffer knows I want to play at the highest level.” last_img read more

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Canadas information czar says lack of stable funding ties her hands

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal information czar says her effort to clear a backlog of complaints from dissatisfied Canadian file-seekers is threatened by the government’s “stopgap approach” to funding her office.In her latest annual plan, information commissioner Caroline Maynard says it is impossible to set goals and maintain momentum due to the financial instability faced by her office.The information commissioner is responsible for handling complaints from Canadians having difficulty obtaining government records under the Access to Information Act.Maynard’s office is grappling with about 3,000 outstanding complaints.Maynard says she goes from year to year preparing time-consuming requests for temporary funds just to have enough staff to keep up with demand.The government has earmarked additional money through this fiscal year to deal with the backlog, but has made no long-term commitments.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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