In order for the product to bear the Lika Quality label, it is necessary to meet the criteria formed for each product category. Until recently, the Lika Quality brand covered 98 products, and in the last round of certification, many new manufacturers applied, so it is now in the system 169 certified Lika Quality products, with 62 manufacturers. Also, a joint ticket of the destination Lika was presented, which will be on sale until November, and at the promotional price, entrances to Plitvice Lakes National Park, Paklenica National Park, Northern Velebit National Park, Velebit National Park (Zavratnica Bay), Grabovača National Park, Barać Caves and MC Nikola Tesla, which is another step in creating the recognizability of Lika as a unique tourist destination. Small Lika producers of dairy, meat, bakery products, honey, fruits, vegetables, fruit products, drinks, wild herbs, souvenirs and cosmetics gathered in the Plitvice Lakes National Park at the Hotel Jesero on the third awarding the Lika Quality certificate. “Lika destination is known for its beauty and that is the reason why it is branded as a destination of protected areas. Thanks to quality grazing, the food produced in the Lika destination has an exceptional taste, which was the impetus for the development of the Lika Quality brand, and, in addition to the above, Lika is also branded as a gastro destination. pointed out the President of the Lika LAG Danijel Tušak. By taking over the Lika Quality certificate, quality products produced in Lika have entered the system gastro-destination branding, which opens the possibility for them to appear on the market under a common brand. The joint ticket of Lika destination is available at a price of 300 kn for adults and 200 kn for children (7-18 years). Find out more about the project HERE The Lika Destination branding project is implemented by the Lika Destination cluster, together with partners. Cluster leader Petra Butković emphasized the importance of cooperation and mutual recommendations of producers, parks and all others involved in tourism in order for Lika to become a globally known tourist destination, where tourism develops in a sustainable way, for the benefit of the local population. The director of the Park, Tomislav Kovačević, congratulated all the producers and pointed out the Park’s support for the development of Lika. “The Plitvice Lakes National Park Public Institution continues to contribute in a sustainable way to the local community, family farms and the development of tourism in the Lika area.”Said Kovacevic. Lika Quality point of sale and joint tickets of Lika destination presented By branding Lika products, Lika products have finally gained a well-deserved position in the market struggle with imported industrial products. In addition, an opportunity was created for the long-term development of Lika as a destination and the revival of the dormant economic scene in Lika. Pit was a special event for 26 producers in the destination Lika who joined the Lika Quality system, as well as for 12 producers who have been in the system since 2017, and today their certificate validity has been extended. In addition to the awarding of new certificates, the opening of the first point of sale with Lika Quality products was marked, which is located in the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Apart from the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Lika Quality products can also be purchased in private hotels, restaurants and shops. Well done for the synergy and proactivity. It’s easy to whine and find a hundred and one reasons why something can’t be done. It can be, the story of the Lika Quality system is one concrete example of how it can be. In fact, more than successful.
Global container port demand is heading toward a modest growth and numerous uncertainties, accompanied with muted capacity expansion plans.Most world regions would therefore see an increase in average terminal utilisation, shipping consultancy Drewry said in its Global Container Terminal Operators report.Drewry’s container port demand forecast for the next five years is for global growth of 4.4% per annum on average, lifting world container port throughput from 784 million TEU in 2018 to 973 million TEU by 2023, an absolute increase of almost 190 million TEU.The latest five-year forecast is a far cry from the heady days of the 2000s when forecasts were around 9% growth per annum until the global financial crisis of 2007-08 brought this to a shuddering halt.Several locations are expected to outperform markedly the global average, most notably Middle East/South Asia and Southeast Asia/Far East.Global container port capacity is projected to increase at a CAGR of around 2%, based on confirmed additions only. This is well below the projected demand growth and reflects the continued easing off from greenfield projects by investors over the last few years. As a consequence, average utilisation at the global level is forecast to increase significantly from 70% in 2018 to 79% by 2023, according to Drewry.At the regional level, almost all locations are projected to see their average utilisation levels increase, the shipping consultancy noted, adding that the sharpest upward swings are expected in Greater China and Southeast Asia, with the former hitting 100% by 2023.Among the top seven individual global/international terminal operators, based on their performance, PSA and Hutchison occupy first and second places respectively, with PSA’s pre-eminence due to its 20% stake in Hutchison Ports.Cosco moved up to third place in 2018 from fifth in 2017 by achieving over 30% growth, boosted by the OOCL acquisition. This meant that DP World and APMT each dropped one place to fourth and fifth place respectively. China Merchants with 35 million TEU and TiL with 26.5 million TEU remained in sixth and seventh places respectively despite both recording double-digit growth in equity-adjusted volume.“A premier league of seven big operators has emerged, after which the next largest player is a third of the size. Between them they accounted for nearly 40% of global throughput in 2018. Within this elite group, Cosco has moved sharply up the table in this year’s analysis,” Neil Davidson, Drewry’s senior analyst for ports and terminals, said.
Dorothy Ann Bischoff,86, of St. Leon, passed Friday, November 17, 2016. She leaves her loving family Donald A. Bischoff of St. Leon, Marilyn Farrow (Carl Douglas) of St. Leon and Diane (David). She also leaves her grandchildren: Nicole Farrow, Christina South, Brittany Farrow, and Lauren South. She leaves her sister-in-law Carol Maune of Cedar Grove.She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Ralph A. Bischoff, her brother Leo Wilhelm, her sisters Loretta Hoog and Antoinette Hoog Telker.Dorothy was a member of All Saints Parish, St. Joseph Campus.Memorials may be made to: Masses, All Saints Restoration Fund, St. Joseph Cemetery, and Margaret Mary Hospice.
While Ortega lets the situation with Holloway play out, he has an idea in mind on what he would like to do in the interim.”I have no idea,” Ortega said on what Holloway taking on Poirier means for the featherweight division. “We have to see if he’s willing to come back down and if he does, what is the timeline of him coming back. There are so many questions. It all depends if he comes back down to the division. If he does come back to featherweight then the division really won’t be held up. He’s the guy who has the belt. I feel that’s more of the UFC’s job to figure out what to do in either scenario.”I would like to fight Jose Aldo. I would like to fight him at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. I would love to fight Aldo because if you look at the rankings, we are right next to each other. The rest of the people that are there are people we have beaten already. I feel that we share something in common: We have both lost to Max and are both warriors.” Brian Ortega’s 2018 didn’t end the way he wanted it to when he suffered a fourth-round TKO loss to featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 231 in December.During the fight, Ortega suffered a broken nose and a broken hand. The nose is fully healed, but the hand won’t be 100 percent for another six weeks. However, not all is lost for the 28-year-old. MORE: Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe way Ortega ate hard shot after hard shot and trying to deliver the same type of punishment to Holloway earned “T-City” a new legion of fans including Hollywood actress and superstar Halle Berry, who mentioned last week on Twitter that Ortega was her #ManCrushMonday and would be helping her train in an upcoming movie.”We saw each other at UFC 232 and we took a picture together,” Ortega told Sporting News on how the communication started with Berry. “Then we started talking a little bit and start to establish a friendship and that connection. After we became followers of each other on Instagram, we kept in touch. A little while after that, she reached out saying she found out more about me and saw what I was all about and reached out to want to train with me for her movie. I told her ‘of course and it would be an honor to work with you and help you out for your movie.’ I told her it was an honor for her to say I was her #ManCrushMonday. That was a big victory.” All about this #ManCrushMonday, @BrianTcity – the #1 @UFC ranked featherweight 👊🏾! So grateful he said yes to training with me in preparation for #BruisedTheMovie, and cannot wait to share what we cook up together 🔥 pic.twitter.com/bPNTggc9SM— Halle Berry (@halleberry) February 25, 2019The good news kept pouring in for the 145-pound star, as it was also announced last week that Ortega would be featured in a commercial by Modelo, which is focused around their “Fighting Spirit” campaign starting on March 11. “Last year didn’t end the way I would have liked,” Ortega admits. “Some good did come out of it, as more people started to recognize what I have done in the UFC and that helped me get the 2019 campaign. Now, I can drink some beer and relax watching other fights (laughs).”The fight with Max showed what I was really about and why I’m with Modelo. I showed a ton of heart in the Octagon and showed who I really am. I think that’s what they saw in me in the fact that I will never give up, I will go through hell and back and my fighting spirit will never die. There’s nothing you can do to stop that.”A lot has happened in the featherweight since Ortega fought Holloway. Alexander Volkanovsksi has emerged as a new contender and will battle former kingpin Jose Aldo at UFC 237. Perhaps the biggest news in the division is that Holloway will be heading to lightweight and is set to challenge Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight title at UFC 236 in April. Hearing the news surprised Ortega because he presumed Holloway would continue defending his title as a 145-pound fighters. The future of division is now cloudy at best.