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The Croatian National Tourist Board organizes “Croatia 365 Gourmet” workshops

first_imgIn 2017, the Croatian National Tourist Board, in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts, will organize four workshops as part of the project “Croatia 365 Gourmet”.As part of these workshops, participants will be offered top educational content and information on world trends in the segment of gastronomy and oenology, including marketing trends. The first workshop will be held on June 6 in Split, the second on June 14 in Opatija, while the remaining two will be held in the fall in Zagreb and Osijek.The first workshop in Split will cover topics related to world culinary trends, local cuisine, modern confectionery, restaurant management, but also Michelin stars, because it will explain in detail what they mean, how to reach them and how to preserve them. Michelin chefs Lionel Levy, who is known as the leader of the new Mediterranean cuisine, and chef Marco Stabile, who is the head chef of the Ora d ‘Aria restaurant in Florence, will speak at the workshop. There are also chef confectioner Yoan Dessarzin, who works as the main confectioner at the Intercontinental Marseille-Hotel Dieu, the distinguished sommelier Mira Šemić, and Mario Meštrović, a sommelier with an international ASI degree. Gabriel Vasquez, who has worked for many restaurants around the world, will talk about marketing in gastronomy and restaurant branding.All workshops, which are primarily intended for chefs and have an educational role, will be held according to the same concept, only with different participants and speakers, including top Michelin chefs, sommelier and marketing experts in charge of gastronomy and restaurant branding.last_img read more

NEWS SCAN: H5N1 hits Bhutan, cruise ship outbreak, E coli admission, Salmonella cases

first_imgFeb 23, 2010Bhutan reports first H5N1 outbreakAgriculture officials in Bhutan today reported the country’s first H5N1 avian influenza outbreak, which struck free-range chickens in a village near the southwestern border with India, according to a report from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The outbreak, located in Chhuka province, began Feb 18, killing 8 birds and sickening 14 others. The remaining 28 birds on the premises were culled. The virus’s presence in samples from the birds was confirmed by the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal, India, and at the National Institute of Animal Health in Bangkok, Thailand. Bhutan’s report raises the number of countries that have been hit by H5N1 outbreaks to 63.Feb 23 OIE reportCruise ship has big norovirus-like outbreakA Celebrity Cruises ship sailing the Caribbean has been overwhelmed with an outbreak of illness that may be norovirus, according to the USA Today blog Cruise Log. About 23% of the Celebrity Mercury’s 1,800 passengers have developed upset stomachs, vomiting, and diarrhea during the 11-night round-trip voyage from Charleston, S.C. The cruise line dispatched an extra doctor and nurse to meet the vessel mid-cruise, and ship crew members have begun the aggressive cleaning needed to keep the bug at bay. Such outbreaks were once common but have become less so; there were 34 in 2006, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but only 13 last year.Feb 23 Cruise Log postMeat company acknowledges E coli in suitThe agribusiness conglomerate Cargill Inc. has acknowledged in a court filing that E coli O157:H7 in ground beef that it packaged caused illness in a Minnesota woman, according to the St. Cloud Times. The woman, Stephanie Smith, developed hemolytic uremic syndrome after eating a hamburger in September 2007 and became paralyzed from the waist down. Her attorney, food-liability lawyer Bill Marler, said it is the first time he has seen an admission of liability at such an early stage of court proceedings. The lawsuit is expected to go to trial this summer.CDC reports more Salmonella casesThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it has received three more reports of patients who were sickened in a national Salmonella outbreak linked to sausage products, raising the total to 233, according to a Feb 18 update. The number of affected states remained at 44, the latest illness onset is now Jan 31, and one more patient has been hospitalized. In other developments, the company that produced the salami and sausage products that have been recalled in connection with the outbreak said it detected the bacteria in sealed containers of red pepper from two suppliers, the Washington Post reported on Feb 19. Daniele Inc’s initial recalls involved products that contained potentially contaminated black pepper. The latest recall came on Feb 17, when the company reported finding evidence of Salmonella in red pepper it used in its products. The company’s test results await confirmation by federal laboratories, the Post report said. One of the two companies that reportedly supplied the red pepper said federal investigators had not found Salmonella in its products; the other company did not respond to calls.Feb 18 CDC Salmonella outbreak updateFeb 19 Washington Post storyFeb 17 CIDRAP News storylast_img read more

China preparing to welcome CARICOM Chair, Latin American Leaders

first_img Jun 30, 2020 CARICOM Heads Meet Friday – Handover of Chairmanship to… You may be interested in… Jul 10, 2020 China is preparing to welcome Chairman of CARICOM, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie and Heads of several Latin American countries for the China/CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean Countries) Forum, January 8 and 9, 2015. Chinese President Xi Jinping will speak at Thursday’s  opening ceremony in Beijing, which will also be attended by the Presidents of Costa Rica, Ecuador and Venezuela.  Prime Minister Christie will deliver a statement on behalf of CARICOM. The Forum, under the theme  “New Platform, New Starting Point, New Opportunity” will seek to to further boost cooperation between China and the 33 member CELAC community. Jul 2, 2020 Jun 6, 2020center_img See more: CCTV Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Tribute to Sir Everton Weekes: Climbing to the Top –… Statement by the Chair of the Caribbean Community The… CARICOM Chairman to meet with President of ChinaChairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, will represent the Region at the China/CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean countries) meetings in Beijing, China, 8-9  January. Prime Minister Christie will deliver a statement on behalf of CARICOM and is scheduled…January 5, 2015In “Anguilla”Spotlight on Youth as CARICOM Chairman addresses CELAC Summit in Costa RicaA call for a special initiative for young people will be put “four-square and centre” at next month’s inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM Heads, the Chairman announced Wednesday. CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister of The Bahamas Rt. Hon. Perry Christie signaled his intention as he addressed the Opening Ceremony of the Third…January 29, 2015In “CARICOM”At CELAC: PM Christie focuses on human development, migration, poverty reductionThe Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Wednesday focused on human development, migration and poverty as he addressed the opening ceremony of the CELAC Summit underway in San Jose, Costa Rica. The Summit is being…January 29, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Statement by the Chairman of the Caribbean Community… last_img read more

Richard Mattiussi Named Dayco Sales Manager-Western Division

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  TULSA, OK — Ken Kee, Dayco vice president of sales, has named Richard Mattiussi as sales manager – western division for the company’s automotive, heavy-duty and small OE specialty product lines. Mattiussi brings to this position a very strong and varied background, having served these industries in various sales management positions and most recently, as the principal of a business consulting firm. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Commenting on the appointment, Kee stated: “Mattiussi’s expertise both as a conceptual thinker and as an industry veteran will play a key role in solidifying and expanding Dayco’s presence in the western half of the country.” Richard and his wife Sherri will relocate to Tulsa, OK, home of Dayco’s North American aftermarket headquarters. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. last_img read more

Taos Chamber Music Group Hosts Chatter Jan. 11-12

first_imgAlbuquerque native, violinist and conductor David Felberg is artistic director and co-founder of Chatter. He plays a J.B.Vuillaume 1829 violin. Courtesy/TCMGTCMG News:The Taos Chamber Music Group launches the New Year when it brings Chatter to the Harwood Museum in Taos at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11-12.The popular series format includes music, poetry and two minutes of silence and will feature compelling compositions by Pulitzer-prize winners Carolyn Shaw, John Luther Adams and John Coolidge Adams with poetry by Ariana Kramer.Albuquerque native, violinist and conductor David Felberg is artistic director and co-founder of Chatter. He is concertmaster of the Santa Fe Symphony and associate concertmaster of the New Mexico Philharmonic, and teaches contemporary music at the University of New Mexico.Felberg maintains a robust conducting and concert soloist career, performing throughout the southwest with such groups as TCMG, Abiquiu Chamber Music, Serenata of Santa Fe and Albuquerque Chamber Soloists.As a conductor, Felberg has led all the major professional symphony orchestras in New Mexico, numerous contemporary music performances with Chatter, and recently made his conducting debut with Santa Fe Pro Musica. He plays a J.B.Vuillaume 1829 violin.For tickets and more information, visit or call the Harwood Museum at 575.758.9826.last_img read more

COVID-19 Update Jamaica

first_img They bring to 91 the total number of imported cases for Jamaica. In addition: The island’s testing numbers are now up to 13,191, with 489 new samples tested in the last 24 hours. In addition to the 588 confirmed positives, there are 12,571 negatives and 32 pending. The Ministry of Health and Wellness is encouraging members of the public to remain vigilant in the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Jamaicans are advised to: You may be interested in… Jamaicans are also reminded to wear a mask when out in public and to adhere to quarantine orders. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Some 338 or 58% of the confirmed cases are females and 250 or 42% are males. They range in age from 2 months to 87 years. frequently wash and/or sanitise hands and surfaces;maintain a physical distance of six feet from each other;and avoid crowds. Oct 16, 2020 The two new cases are imported. Both are males – one of them, age 38, of a Westmoreland address; and the other, age 44, of a St. Ann address. They arrived in the island via the cruise vessel Adventure of the Seas. Oct 16, 2020 216 cases are contacts of confirmed cases;27 are local transmission cases not epidemiologically linked; 234 are linked to a workplace cluster; and20 are under investigation.center_img On Monday Jamaica recorded two new confirmed COVID-19 cases. This brought the number of confirmed positives for the island to 588. More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… Suriname, Guyana, Bahamas register deaths from COVIDGuyana and Suriname have registered more deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) as other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries register increased cases of the virus that was first detected in China last December and blamed for 774,000 deaths and 21.6 million infections worldwide. Suriname announced that five people died from the virus…August 17, 2020In “General”Bahamas, Suriname and Jamaica record COVID deathsThe Bahamas, Suriname and Jamaica all recorded deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic over the past 24 hours (Aug 26) with Barbados recording three new positive cases. The Ministry of Health in Nassau said that 15 additional confirmed cases were recorded pushing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,813.…August 27, 2020In “General”COVID-19 Update Jamaica: 2 New Imported Cases, 54 more RecoveriesTwo Jamaican males, ages 39 and 40 are the latest confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica. These two bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 659. The two new cases are imported, having arrived in the island recently from Dallas, Texas, USA. One is of a Clarendon address, while…June 22, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Recoveries are up by 11, bringing the total number of persons released from care to 322, also in the last 24 hours. The island now has a recovery rate of 54.8%. Oct 15, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak St. Lucia records more cases of COVID last_img read more

Full cream ahead

first_imgFor licensing lawyers in the food sector there has been plenty to digest recently. After the humble Cornish pasty joined the ranks of champagne and stilton in achieving protected status earlier this year, the Devon cream tea may now be heading for a similar designation, Stephen Attree, partner at Cheshire’s Myers Lister Price, informs Obiter. But Attree is clearly not a big fan of the scone-based snack. He says: ‘Devon cream teas are the latest British foodstuff to seek EU protected status. ‘This looks like a response to the application by Cornish pasty to seek registration… It’s interesting to note that Cheshire cheese, Lancashire hot pot and Eccles cakes are conspicuous by their absence in the list of UK designations, which perhaps indicates that they are more reliant on the quality of product than geographical derivation… ‘Unless the mark is only offered to those offering highest quality, then consumers will be misled. ‘This could all be a storm in a (cream) tea cup.’ Boom, boom.last_img read more

Gefco enters Algerian market

first_imgThe group’s Algerian subsidiary will focus on the automotive and energy sectors – two industries that Gefco says are growing in the country.Moreover, said Gefco, Algeria is well positioned on trade corridors and its logistics sector is experiencing a significant change, driven by investment plans and infrastructure projects.”North Africa is a promising and dynamic region in terms of international trade,” said Jean-Paul Ornano, managing director of Gefco Morocco and the group’s area manager for North Africa.www.gefco.netlast_img

Time limits mooted for pre-Jackson ATE

first_imgThe glut of after-the-event insurance deals signed before 1 April to take advantage of the old rules on recoverability could have time limits imposed on them, it emerged at the Law Society’s civil justice section conference yesterday. Solicitor David Greene said he understood that Lord Justice Jackson was dismayed by the number of policies that had been taken out before 1 April, and there was a prospect that ‘retrospective’ changes could be introduced in relation to these policies. The Society’s Civil Justice Section co-chair Stephen Mason added that there had been talk of imposing a time limit by which proceedings must have been issued if the ATE policy was to benefit from the pre-April rules on recoverability. Under the pre-Jackson rules, claimants can recover the cost of their ATE premium, as well as their solicitor’s success fee, from the defendant if they win. The Jackson reforms remove this recoverability. Solicitors rushed to take out ATE insurance in the run-up to the implementation of the Jackson reforms on 1 April, with some insurers taking up to a year’s business in the month of March. This means cases that fell under the old recoverability rules could still be passing through the courts for years in the future; particularly cases involving children. The Gazette understands that plans to introduce a time limit are currently at a very initial stage, with a time limit of six months mooted.last_img read more

According to a study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research,…

first_imgHappy New Year, We’re taking a look at some of the top stories that are making the news across your Caribbean-American community here in South Florida. Today is Monday, January 2nd and for CNW90, I’m Jahlisa HarveyThe news today is brought to you by Grace Aloe, Aloe Vera Drink, Refreshingly Delicious.Here are today’s top stories:The man who had a large role in giving Little Haiti its now recognized name is being honored in the community that he helped to build by being immortalized through a mural. Viter Juste (Vee-ter Joo-st)  was a Haitian-born businessman, community leader and activist who is credited with being the first to call a section of the Northeast Second Avenue corridor  “Little Haiti.”According to a study conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, in 2016 15.4 percent of women age-18 and older in Florida are living below the federal poverty line of $11,880 for individuals. The study stated that for a single adult to afford the basic needs for living decently and have some extra to save, they should be paid at least $14.52 per hour, with work benefits.Jamaican dancehall artist, Mr. Vegas is confirming the release of a gospel album titled Soul Therapy, which is set for a February release date. Vegas says the album will have a very strong message that many people can relate toIn Sports:This week in the Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup 5th Place Playoff , Trinidad and Tobago are set to play Suriname on Wednesday and Haiti on Sunday. The winners will be taking on the fifth-place finishers from the Central American championship for a spot in the CONCACAF Gold Cup set for July.Now, here’s what’s trending:Haiti’s Chamber of Deputies member, Cholzer Chancy, called on the Provisional Electoral Council to publish the final results of the recent presidential election on December 29 as scheduled on the electoral calendar. However, the council has postponed publishing the results until January 3.For TODAYS weather forecast:Sunny in Broward County with a high of 82 and a low of 71. Mostly Sunny in Miami-Dade, with a high of 81 and a low of 74.For more information on these and other stories, visit us online atCaribbean national’s news is brought to you by Grace Aloe. Aloe Vera drink, Refreshingly Delicious.”For CNW90 I’m Jahlisa Harvey, Happy New Year…last_img read more