first_imgFlixBus supports domestic manufacturers and uses its wide network of bus lines to represent domestic manufacturers. Hand-prepared and processed chocolate melted with home-made ingredients such as lavender, honey or flower salt awaits domestic travelers in FlixBus, as well as tourists who find themselves on the road.  Ruby chocolate, the newest type of chocolate in the world that appeared for the first time in Croatia thanks to Vrsna chocolates, along with milk and dark chocolate will be in the selection of chocolate delicacies.  Thus, on European roads you can meet FlixBus buses with motifs of Croatian cities, choose, plan and book excursions while driving thanks to cooperation with Combis, while this weekend it will be possible to try chocolates from the domestic producer of chocolate delicacies of the Reizl family from Sesvete, Excellent chocolate. Thanks to Fran and the Reizl family, owners of a private production of chocolate delicacies in Sesvete called Vrsna čokolade, FlixBus passengers will be able to taste some of the best homemade chocolates this weekend, March 2nd and 3rd.  ˝We are glad that with FlixBus, in addition to many beautiful destinations, we will take everyone who tastes our products and introduce them to the fine world of carefully selected Croatian chocolates and the flavors they bring with them. In addition to being able to try some of our chocolates, travelers will also be able to order their chocolates immediately through online sales˝ said Fran Reizl, production manager of Vrsna chocolate.  ˝Given that we are a global brand, but with the influence of the region in which we operate, it is in our interest to use this wide European network of lines with many passengers and tourists for local promotion of our destinations, but also the promotion of Croatian domestic products. It was in this combination that we found ourselves with the Reizl family, which will offer the finest chocolates from domestic production to travelers for tasting, and thus to foreign tourists who find themselves on a bus in the direction of Zadar and Split.˝ said Petra Milanović, head of public relations at FlixBus. After cooperating with Combis and promoting Croatian tourist destinations in FlixBus, the largest bus carrier in Europe with over 120 million passengers and a network of bus lines of 2000 destinations through 28 European countries, have taken a step further and with their activities seek to exploit through the promotion of domestic destinations and domestic products.  On the one hand, we encourage and promote Croatian products, the local small business and the promotion of our tourist offer, and on the other hand, FlixBus passengers have added value. Great cooperation and win win situation. RELATED NEWS: COMBIS AND FLIXBUS THROUGH A NEW DIGITAL SERVICE ENABLE THE PURCHASE OF EXCURSIONS DURING TRAVELlast_img read more

first_img Tags: Get into golf, Girls, Meghan MacLaren, Women 1 Aug 2018 Women and Girls’ Golf Week: Meghan MacLaren on amateur life and making her way as a winning Tour player Caption: Meghan MacLaren, winning in Australia (credit LET/Tristan Jones)center_img Meghan MacLaren had a superb amateur career and is now a winner on the Ladies European Tour. Here, the 24-year-old from Wellingborough Golf Club, took time out from her preparation for the Ricoh Women’s British Open to talk about making her way as a golfer and why working hard shouldn’t feel like work!How did you get started in golf?I was so young I don’t really remember – golf seems to be in my blood on every side of the family, so I think it was inevitable!Earliest golfing memories?I can’t remember the first competition exactly, but I remember playing a junior club match when I must have been really young, and the guy I was playing against was more than double my age!! I remember my first county match too (I played for Buckinghamshire to start with), and the team shirts and jumpers coming down to my knees!How quickly did you progress?It was always quite slow and steady for me I think, rather than rocketing up quickly like some of the other girls I ended up playing with in national sides. My handicap probably came down pretty quickly, but it was a gradual move through the England regional squads.What support did you have?My parents are both good golfers and work in golf too, so I think it helps that they understand the demands of the sport. I’ve seen the detrimental effects of parents’ over-involvement in sport so I count myself extremely lucky to have parents who know how to support me in the best possible way.I was a part of my county set up from a pretty young age, and then moved up into the England regional squads through to the national squad. That pathway definitely encouraged me into working harder, and practicing and competing in more productive ways. Being a part of the England set up also gave me opportunities to play at the highest level. Travelling internationally and having the adrenaline rush of playing alongside the best players at that level undoubtedly helped prepare me for the professional realm.You won eight times on the US college circuit. How did the university experience help you?I learned so much about myself as a person and golfer through playing US college golf. Getting into a different set of tournaments and people helped open my eyes to how much depth there is out there – there’s an infinite number of girls who all have the same dream as you – so you have to be willing to do the things others don’t do. It changed my mindset too – after I’d had a couple of wins I started approaching tournaments differently – I knew I could win and I went in trying to do exactly that. As I said earlier this year following my LET win, there’s a difference between believing you can win and actually doing it. Having that concrete evidence gives you an edge as a competitor.Best amateur moment?I can’t pick between winning the European Team Championships with England, and winning the Curtis Cup with GB&I. Both were in the summer of 2016, right before I turned professional, and they were incredibly special!What made you decide to make a career out of golf?The idea of playing professionally was never too far from my mind as I grew up and got better and better. I think as I became a part of the England national squad and got to compete in some of the European and world events, along with my success in college golf, I began to realise I could be capable of making it my career. Through all the highs and the lows I never wavered in how much I loved the game – it’s always been like a drug for me. Having the opportunity to do it for a living is incredible.How did you find the transition from amateur to pro ranks?It’s been both easier and harder than I thought it would be. I struggled with the decision of turning professional because I wasn’t sure I was ready – but in reality I don’t think anyone can ever be ready. I missed out on getting any status in America and I didn’t get full status on the LET, but that actually benefited my game more than anything else. I was able to plan my first year around playing on the LET Access Series, and I was 100% committed to that, and to trying to improve every single day.By having that mindset I was able to realise I was still playing the same game as I was as an amateur. I think a lot of top amateur golfers approach the game in a professional manner – but some people think they need to change everything when they turn pro. In reality, what they have been doing to that point has made them a golfer capable of competing at the highest level.Best win?Winning the NSW Open in Australia on the LET earlier this year. I had won on the LET Access Tour, and had some good finishes on the LET, but it’s one of those things that you want so much it’s almost surreal when it actually happens. I’d been struggling a little coming into that event too, so it taught me a lot in terms of patience and trust in my own ability. I think it gave me some perspective too – as much as I wanted to win every tournament, actually doing it made me realise how few people get to achieve something like that in their careers.Golfing goals?To be the best player in the world.Top tip for girls with ambitions to follow you?I think one of the most important things is to have people around you that you trust. Trusting them to help you improve your game, in whatever way that might be, but also trusting them to be there and to have the same commitment when things aren’t going well. You have to be prepared to work hard too. But the way I see it is if you truly want to get to the highest level as a golfer, working hard shouldn’t feel like work.Interests outside golf ….Newcastle United! Anything else?Travelling so much means that I enjoy the little things a lot more than I used to – just being at home and getting to spend time with the people I care about. I like learning as well, and since I left college I’ve made more of a conscious effort to do that myself, whether that’s through reading, listening to podcasts, or writing things down to try and make sense of them. (megmaclaren.com if you’re even a tiny bit interested!). Golf can be pretty consuming, but I’m lucky that it’s one of the reasons I love it so much.• Inspired to Get into Golf and follow Meghan’s example? 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first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Wesport Winery Garden ResortWestport Winery Garden Resort earned best of class this week at the Capital Food & Wine Festival sponsored by St. Martin’s Alumni in Lacey. Rapture of the Deep, a sparkling cranberry wine, earned this prestigious award. Rapture has been rated one of the top 100 wines in the Northwest for the past three years. It is the only non-grape wine on the list. Johnny and Darlene Camp of Opal Art Glass in Cosmopolis created the sculpture representing this iconic label in the winery’s Something Blue Garden. The winery donates some proceeds of each wine they craft to different local charities with this wine benefiting Aberdeen’s Driftwood Theatre.Charterboat Chick Cabernet Sauvignon received a gold medal at this competition. The wine is made from grapes grown at May’s Discovery Vineyard located in the Horse Heaven Hills. The label for this wine features a vintage photo of winery co-owner Kim Roberts when she worked on the fishing boats in Westport Marina in the 1980s. Some proceeds from this wine benefit the Westport Charterboat Association.Duckleberry Grunt, a blend of blueberries and Gewurztraminer, earned a silver medal. This is the most popular selection at the winery with each bottle being wrapped in camouflage tissue (so you can hide it from your friends). A portion of the proceeds from this blend benefits Grays Harbor Ducks Unlimited. The sculpture commemorating this wine was created by international wood carver Vern Jones of Westport.Westport Winery Garden Resort is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The winery (including the restaurant, bakery, nursery and gardens) is open daily and offers lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.last_img read more

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/17/bang_d00b63f5-0a1b-48fd-b240-b75843b66c23″]Click here if you have trouble viewing the gallery or video in your mobile device.   OAKLAND –The one Warriors’ star has brought unmatched joy to empower his teammates. The other Warriors’ star has brought unintended humor to amuse his teammates. For now and always, though, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have remained linked for one important reason. They represent the NBA’s best starting backcourt …last_img read more

first_imgSouth AustraliaNominations are now open for the 2010 Colley Reserve five-a-side tournament to be played at Colley Reserve, Glenelg on Saturday, 20 February. The event is one of the annual highlights on the local calendar for Touch Football in South Australia. Nominations close on Thursday, 4 February, but be quick – the event is strictly limited to the first 24 teams that nominate.The third TFA-South Australia State Executive Council (SEC) Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, 17 January 2010. Nominations are to be lodged by Wednesday, 13 January 2010. For more information, please visit the Touch Football South Australia website:www.touchsa.com.auVictoriaLocal competitions in Victoria are some of the earliest to commence for 2010 following the Christmas break, with the Elwood competition returning this week, while Albert Park, Fawkner Park and Box Hill recommence next week. Victoria will also conduct a Level One referee course on Saturday, 16 January 2010, as well as a Level Two referee course planned for Saturday, 30 January 2010. For more information, please visit the following website:www.victouch.com.auQueenslandNominations are now open for the 2010 Queensland State Cup, which will be held on Saturday, 1 May and Sunday, 2 May 2010 in Bundaberg. For more information, please visit the Queensland Touch website:www.qldtouch.com.auACTThe ACT Men’s Open squad for the 2010 National Touch League in Caloundra has been announced. The team has been listed on the ACT website. ACT Touch is also looking for representative players to play in their Men’s and Women’s 20’s sides as well as their Senior Mixed team for the NTL. Please visit the ACT Touch website to find out more information:www.acttouch.com.auNew South WalesThe first tournament of the year will be played in Cootamundra this weekend.  The 26th Annual Cootamundra Knockout will be held at Fisher Park on Saturday, 9 January and Sunday, 10 January 2010.Nominations for the Yass Knockout are also being taken. The knockout will be held on Saturday, 23 and Sunday, 24 January 2010 at Walker Park in Yass. Over $12 000 worth of prize money is being offered, with Men’s, Women’s and Mixed divisions to be contested. The Sydney Mets region will be hosting a Junior development day on Saturday, 17 January at Blacktown Touch Association. New South Wales and Australian Coaches and Players will be in attendance, while there will also be a barbeque and giveaways throughout the day. For more information, please visit the NSW Touch website:www.nswtouch.com.auNorthern TerritoryIn the Northern Territory, the local Darwin competition is set to commence again on Monday, 1 February 2010. Team nominations close on Friday, 8 January 2010 and are available from the website and the Touch office. The NT Players selected in the National Indigenous team are all training hard in preparation for the World Indigenous Touch Tournament in New Zealand at the end of January.One of the players competing at the tournament, Jaylene Bonson, is the cover girl of the latest edition of the Northern Territory Sports magazine ‘Intensity’. For more information, please visit the NT Touch website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-699-0-0-0Western AustraliaAlbany had a taste of Trans Tasman Touch Football recently, when the Australians took on their New Zealand counterparts from the local community.Touchwest will also be holding a High Performance weekend later in the month. For more information, please visit the Touchwest website:www.touchwest.comTasmaniaRound 13 of the Southern Touch Premier League will be played this week, with several other competitions in Tasmania not far from recommencing. The Mixed competition in Devonport started back this week, while the Seniors commence on Wednesday, 13 January. Launceston Touch is also back following the Christmas break, with the Men’s round 14 and Women’s round 15 division one games to be played on Sunday, 10 January 2010. For more information, please visit the Touch Football Tasmania website:www.tastouch.com.aulast_img read more

first_imgCassidy Little says he didn’t know how popular Coronation Street is in Newfoundland until he was on set for filming. (CBC) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Cassidy did a tape for the audition, sent it away, and was speechless when he found out later he got the role.“What do you say when you’re going to be on something that monumental?” he said.Little 36, left St. John’s to pursue a comedy career in the United Kingdom and wound up joining the British Royal Marines. Advertisement Little, here with professional dance partner Natalie Lowe, was named the big winner of The People’s Strictly, a British TV dance competition., in 2015. (BBC One) Advertisement Facebook An actor originally from St. John’s is joining popular long-running soap opera Coronation Street.Cassidy Little said he was filming a movie in Bulgaria when his agent called to say he was up for the part.“When you get calls like that, you don’t think you’re going to get the role, but that doesn’t mean you’re not going to give 100 per cent during the audition tape,” he told CBC’s Here & Now.last_img read more

first_imgJACKSON, Miss. – Regulators have reached a settlement with Mississippi Power Co. on how much customers should pay for a troubled $7.5 billion power plant once touted as a model for the future of coal. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. is agreeing to lower the price tag on its Kemper County power plant by $85 million, its second round of concessions in the last two weeks, after shareholders earlier absorbed $6 billion in losses.Virden Jones, executive director of the state Public Utilities Staff, said the final parties signed the deal Friday. It was hammered out at the last minute before rate hearings were scheduled to begin Monday. Those hearings will now be postponed to allow people to comment on the plan, with the Public Service Commission likely to decide on the new plan in January.“I think it’s going to save everyone a lot of time and money and give the company a chance to move on,” said Commissioner Cecil Brown, a Democrat representing the central third of the state.The move means residential customers could soon pay about $1 less per month than they’re currently paying for the part of the power plant that burns natural gas.The $85 million cut in the plant’s price tag, to $853 million, will push down the amount of money the company collects from retail customers next year to $112.6 million.“This agreement represents significant compromise from all parties involved, but is an important step to settle all costs remaining on the Kemper project,” Mississippi Power President Anthony Wilson said in a statement.Customers will eventually see their payments for Kemper fall even more, as Mississippi Power had already agreed late last month in a deal with Chevron Corp. and other large customers to pay off some costs over eight years, instead of stretching them out over 20. Cutting that payoff period is worth tens of millions of dollars to customers over time. The company also agreed in that earlier deal to forgo more than $50 million in other costs.The agreement will likely cap a project that one of the nation’s largest utilities launched with the much-hyped promise of burning coal more cleanly while capturing climate-warming carbon dioxide. But Kemper’s price ballooned from $2.9 billion originally. The project was dogged by delays and court challenges, and the company never made the first-of-its-kind technology run reliably. Ultimately, political support for Kemper failed, after elections produced a three-member Mississippi Public Service Commission which united in May to tell the company to pull the plug on coal gasification.Instead, Kemper will keep making electricity by burning natural gas and its 189,000 customers from Meridian to the Gulf Coast aren’t supposed to pay for the gasifier’s costs.Mississippi Power had once warned of a total rate increase of up to 40 per cent, and customers have been paying 15 per cent higher rates since 2015 for the part of the plant that burns natural gas, plus associated infrastructure. Friday’s settlement, if approved, would mean a slight monthly decrease in those rates.“It’s a direct result of commission leadership,” Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley, a Democrat representing the northern third of the state. “A year ago, I don’t think anyone would have talked about stable rates or a rate decrease when you’re mentioning Kemper.”The announcement comes after the commission said Tuesday that for legal reasons it would delay a final decision for months more if the company couldn’t reach a deal with the staff, a separate agency which advises commissioners. With debt rating agencies calling for certainty, that further delay ratcheted up the pressure on Mississippi Power.Mississippi Power had faced opponents who wanted it to get even less than it will collect, estimating a built-from-scratch natural-gas plant would cost less than $600 million.They note that Mississippi Power’s rates are still high compared to neighbouring utilities. Last year, Mississippi Power charged residential customers 50 per cent more for electricity than Entergy Mississippi, the state’s other privately-owned electric supplier, according to U.S. Energy Department data.Also Friday, Southern said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has ended its securities fraud investigation into whether the utility misled investors about progress at Kemper and won’t recommend any enforcement action. The company still faces lawsuits from shareholders, a former employee and a former business partner over claims that Southern lied about problems at the plant, concealing delays and overruns.___Follow Jeff Amy on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jeffamy . Read his work at https://www.apnews.com/search/Jeff_Amy .last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — The federal government recorded a deficit of $100.5 billion in October, a big increase from a year ago that was primarily caused by quirks in the calendar.The Treasury Department says the deficit shot up 59 per cent from the same month a year ago. Last year’s October deficit was smaller because the government paid $48 billion in benefits in September because Oct. 1 fell on the weekend.The government has run a deficit in every October going back to the early 1950s. The new report begins a budget year in which the federal deficit is expected to soar above $1 trillion, reflecting in part the $1.5 trillion in tax cuts Congress approved last December.Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee quickly unloaded newly acquired Raytheon stock following a report that the purchase was made after he urged President Donald Trump to boost defence spending by billions of dollars.The Daily Beast first reported that a financial adviser to Sen. James Inhofe bought between $50,000 and $100,000 of Raytheon stock Tuesday, a week after the Oklahoma Republican met with Trump and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis to discuss the military’s budget.Following that meeting, according to separate reports, Trump planned to ask Congress to provide the Pentagon with a record level of military spending in fiscal year 2020: $750 billion.Leacy Burke, a spokeswoman for Inhofe, said all of the senator’s financial transactions are handled by a third-party adviser and Inhofe had “no involvement in and has not been consulted about his stock transactions.” She said he wasn’t aware of the Raytheon buy until it appeared in the system very early Tuesday morning.“As a result, the Senator has called his financial adviser and they reversed, or busted, the transaction,” Burke said in an emailed statement. “This means that the transaction was cancelled before it was settled; the senator never took ownership of it.”Inhofe also instructed his financial adviser in a Wednesday letter “to no longer purchase defence or aerospace companies as a part of my financial holdings.”Raytheon Co., based in Waltham, Massachusetts, calls itself “a technology and innovation leader specializing in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions.”Inhofe, who took over as chairman of the Armed Services Committee following the death of Sen. John McCain, has long advocated for bigger defence budgets to pay for new warfighting gear and more uniformed personnel. Trump pledged during the presidential campaign to rebuild the armed forces after years of war, railing about what he claimed was previous administrations’ neglect of America’s armed forces.The Pentagon’s budget for 2019 totalled about $716 billion. Mattis and other military leaders wanted even more — around $733 billion — for 2020. But Trump signalled in October he wanted the 2020 number to be just $700 billion, a sizable decrease. After the meeting last week with Mattis, however, Trump reversed course and backed the $750 billion figure.Inhofe and Rep. Mac Thornberry, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, warned against going below the $733 billion figure in a Nov. 30 opinion column published in The Wall Street Journal.“We cannot and should not balance our budget on the backs of America’s troops,” the lawmakers wrote. “Too much is at stake. This is a time to follow through on the progress of the past two years and give our troops the sustained, sufficient, predictable funding they deserve.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Police has observed that the districts and units are adopting a casual attitude in sending nominations of officers for training or courses. The Training Division of Delhi Police in a circular asked senior officers to send sufficient nominations for the purpose.Sources told Millennium Post that the circular was issued by a DCP rank officer from training division in February. It has been observed that the Deputy Commissioners of Police and Additional Commissioners of Police are adopting a casual attitude in sending nominations of officers for training/courses from their respective districts and units to the headquarters, the DCP rank officer wrote in the circular. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic”A great difficulty is being experienced in utilizing the full quota of allotted seats to Delhi Police, due to non-receipt of sufficient nominations from the districts/units,” sources said quoting the circular. It was further written that, henceforth, all districts/units DCPs/Addl CPs should ensure for sending sufficient nominations of eligible officers from their districts/units to avoid future inconvenience in making nominations of officers for the training/courses and to utilize full quota of seats allotted to Delhi Police. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”It may also be ensured that the nominated personnel attend training. This has the approval of Special Commissioner of Police (training). This may be compiled with meticulously,” sources quoted the circular. The copy was sent to senior officers including all Special CPs, all Joint CPs. According to Delhi Police annual report 2018, the training wing regularly imparts basic, promotional, specialized courses to personnel of various states including Sikkim, Goa, Chandigarh, A&N, Pudduchery, Arunachal Pradesh, etc and other agencies like NIA, SSF, SSB, Parliament Security staff, Customs and Central Excise, Department of Prisons and also Indian Air Force officers. “The trainees are being given classes in Law (IPC, CrPC, Evidence Act, Local and Spl. Law) & D P Act, Police Science, Police Investigation, Behavioural science & methods to combat terrorism, etc. Further, the trainees are made aware of the latest technology and scientific techniques in IT and for that purpose, two computer labs have been established at this institution. To enhance the knowledge about Cyber Forensic Tools, a Mini Cyber FSL has been developed. The participants who come in the courses are given hands-on practical training to 180 know-about-the-methodology about the use of Cyber Forensic Tool.last_img read more