Chefs from Plava Laguna taught children to cook in Umag

first_imgThe chefs of Plava Laguna arrived at the Italian kindergarten “Vrtuljak” Umag to prepare a small show together with the principal and educators and popularize their profession.”In kindergarten, we have been focused on a healthy diet for years. After many years of cooperation with a local company for catering and tourism, we use the opportunity to introduce children to the culinary profession and to interest them in catering. Encouraged by numerous culinary shows in which the chefs of the TV star, we decided to organize a famous culinary show in kindergarten “321 – cook!” In which the children had the task of preparing a fruit salad. 60 children divided into six groups of 10 competed to cut the fruit better and season the fruit salad, “Points out the director of the Italian kindergarten” Vrtuljak “Umag Ondina Šimičić.In doing so, they learned about what is healthy food, how to eat healthy, what part of the day what to eat and how to prepare healthy meals. All the knowledge was shared with them by the chefs of Plava Laguna, Mladen Fabić and Gospava Bačić, as part of the company’s socially responsible business. Namely, there is already a traditional cooperation between Umag kindergartens and Umag hotels, which continued this year as well.Over the past few months, Hotel Sol Garden Istra has been visited by more than a hundred children enrolled in Croatian and Italian kindergartens, and in the next few weeks, Blue Lagoon chefs will visit kindergartens and thus contribute to the popularization of their profession from an early age. We are also facing the final gala party for all preschoolers. “This kind of collaboration is really great. For many, this is their first contact with a hotel, and for many, someone in the family works in Umag’s hotels, camps, apartments. That is why building a quality relationship from an early age is very important to us because we want to be strongly present in the community in which we operate. In addition, in the time in which we live, it is important to emphasize that dealing with tourism and hospitality is a valuable and important profession, and with effort and work on yourself, can be very attractive.”, They point out from the Blue Lagoon.Tourism is much more than earnings, especially in the context of a positive impact on the local environment. Well done to the Blue Lagoon, and I hope that such a positive example will be followed by other tourist companies.last_img read more

Senate Passes Virus Relief Bill, Plans for Bigger Stimulus

first_imgThe U.S. Senate Wednesday afternoon voted to approve the House’s coronavirus response bill and promptly sent the measure to President Donald Trump for his approval.Trump is expected to sign the legislation, called The Families First Coronavirus Response Act.It includes free coronavirus testing, expanded family and medical leave for some, paid emergency sick leave for some, unemployment benefits, food assistance, and protections for health care workers.The Senate passed the bill 90-8. Senators who voted against the bill are: Marsha Blackburn, Jim Inhofe, Ron Johnson, James Lankford, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Ben Sasse, and Tim Scott. Senators Cory Gardner and Rick Scott did not vote.Lawmakers plan to follow up the response bill with an additional economic rescue package the Trump administration estimates will cost $1.3 trillion.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans hope to agree on a plan with the White House and discuss it with Democrats this week.“I would recommend senators stay around, close,” McConnell said. Although he could not predict when a bill would be ready for a vote, he added, “we are moving rapidly because the situation demands it.”The White House increased its request to Congress for an additional $1.3 trillion Wednesday, including $500 billion in direct payments to Americans, $50 billion in loans to the distressed airline sector, and $150 billion to “severely distressed sectors” of the economy from the pandemic.last_img read more

Florida Legislature Passes Bill to Combat Blue-green Algae Blooms

first_imgAlgae blooms in the state’s rivers and other waterways have killed fish, irritated eyes and have shut down fishing, swimming, boating and other water activities.With that in mind, the bill puts forth a plan to more closely regulate onsite sewage treatment, upgrade leaky utility water lines and better manage farm fertilizers that currently wash into the state’s waterways. It also directs the Department of Environmental Protection to work with the University of Florida in order to recommend rules for preventing fertilizers from flowing from golf courses.“This is going to be a piece of legislation that we’re going to talk about decades from now as the starting point where we shifted gears and proved to people that we, as a state, are prepared to take on these big environmental issues,” said Republican Rep. Blaise Ingoglia. “Make no mistake about it, this is an historic piece of legislation.” In an ongoing effort to contain the blue-green algae blooms that have hurt Florida tourism and wildlife, the state legislature is sending Gov. Ron DeSantis a bill that proposes to reduce nutrients reaching our state’s waterways and groundwater.The bill, which is a priority for the governor, includes recommendations from a task force which was formed to address the algae problem that has plagued the state in recent years.The 77-page document addresses septic tanks, municipal wastewater treatment, storm water runoff, and farm fertilizers, among other items.“This bill actually advances water quality in Florida in a real substantive way. I mean, I think I’m going to cry, I’m so excited,” said Democratic Rep. Margaret Good before the House unanimously approved the bill. “Clean water and water quality are so important to Florida.”The Florida Senate unanimously passed the bill two weeks ago.last_img read more

Gateway Rotary Club Provides Support to Community Projects

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Gateway Rotary ClubThe Gateway Rotary Club Board of Directors recently approved the initial distribution of funds raised from the club’s golf tournament and the Brats, Brews and Bands Festival to community service projects.Funds in the amount of $7,000 were provided to the Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County making Gateway Rotary Club a Presenting Sponsor.  The Gateway Rotary Club was also a co-sponsor with Olympia Federal Savings Bank for the Youth of the Year for Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County competition conducted at the South Puget Sound Community College on January 31, 2014.The Gateway Rotary Club also provided a $2,500 gift to the Thurston County Rotary Water Committee (a joint committee of the nine Thurston County Rotary Clubs) to help finance a major water and sanitation project for rural villages in Guatemala.  The gift will be added to the funds raised by the local Rotary Clubs annual Cool Jazz and Clean Water Event.  The Gateway Rotary Club’s gift will bring the local funds to $15,000 which will be matched by Rotary District 5020 and The Rotary International Foundation to generate over $50,000 to bring clean water and sanitation projects to the Guatemalan Villages.  Local Rotarians will help plan, design, and train the villagers to build and operate the systems over the next two years.Funds in the amount of $2,500 were also provided to Homeless Backpacks, an organization that is committed to ending homelessness in the local counties by giving teens the help they need so they can focus on school, go on to graduate and become contributing citizens.Mike Beehler, the President of Gateway Rotary, expressed that giving back to the community from the fundraising projects the members of the club participate in is very rewarding.  He is looking forward to more successful fund raising efforts in 2014 so as to provide additional funds to more community organizations.last_img read more

Watch: PSG send out innovative time-stop tweet to announce signing of Mauro Icardi

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/Twitter(@PSG_inside)Advertisement swq2bNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4m2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3vsWould you ever consider trying this?😱81Can your students do this? 🌚14hsliRoller skating! Powered by Firework Paris Saint Germain has successfully brought in Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi to the French capital on a season long loan deal, and have garnished the player’s arrival through an ingenious post on Twitter.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/Twitter(@PSG_inside)The tweet, posted on the club’s official Twitter handle @PSG_inside yesterday, plays a video of Icardi’s face and existing PSG player’s faces, including the likes of Julian Draxler, Ángel Di María, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar, swiping left and right, but divided into three rows. Fans have to pause the video at exactly 0:04 second when parts of the Argentine striker’s face perfectly match up.Check out the post below and see if you can match up Icardi’s face-Advertisement The 26 year old center forward has been a constant subject of controversy in the Italian football media, and following the arrival of Antonio Conte at San Siro, in addition to the Belgian attacker Romelu Lukaku, it became pretty evident that the player’s time with the Nerazzuris is about to end.Icardi has arrived at Parc des Princes on loan for the 2019-20 season, with an option to o make the transfer permanent for €70 million.PSG are taking on fellow Ligue 1 side RC Strasbourg on 14th September, following the 2-0 victory over FC Metz last Saturday. They are currently at the top of the league table with 9 points to their name. Advertisementlast_img read more