Croatia won a gold medal in the AEHT tourism and hospitality school competition

first_imgFrom 12 November to 17 November 2018, the annual conference of the AEHT (European Association of Hotel and Tourism Schools) of the European Association of Hospitality and Tourism Schools was held in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. Its membership includes over 300 hospitality and tourism schools. The purpose of AEHT is to exchange experiences and cooperation of students from different countries, languages ​​and cultures through teamwork, creating new acquaintances and connections among students, and this year 650 participants (students, teachers and principals) from 19 countries participated.As part of the AEHT, prestigious competitions are held in 10 tourism and hospitality disciplines: hotel management, reception business, bar service, wine service, cocktail preparation, dehatlon or cooking skills competition, restaurant service, destination presentation, confectionery and cooking, and She represented Croatia this year Vinkovci Secondary Vocational School.Vinkovci Secondary Vocational SchoolVinkovci Secondary Vocational School and Croatia was represented by a fourth grade student of the Secondary Vocational School Irena Bunčić in the discipline of Confectionery.Thus, 34 students, ie 17 teams from 15 European countries, competed in the confectionery discipline. Irena Bunčić was the only student from Croatia in confectionery and competed in a team with a Cees Lust student from Akersloot in the Netherlands, and they won as a team gold medal with a great advantage over other competitors.On the first day of the competition, the judging panel forms teams on the principle of connecting students from different countries and different language areas. Then the teams have 90 minutes to jointly (in English) design a dessert with the obligatory given elements, write a recipe and work on that recipe the next day. They have 2 hours for practical work, and this year’s theme was to make 4 equal desserts and serve them on 4 plates that will contain: biscuit, two different creams, two different apple preparations and a crunchy part. This year they also had an additional challenge because before the competition itself, they learned about additional foods that need to be put in dessert.Vinkovci Secondary Vocational School”A gold medal gives me the strength to make my biggest dream come true and it’s just an incentive for me to work even harder. My goal is to finish high school first, then college, so that I can become independent in life and become what I want, and my biggest wish is to one day open my own pastry shop ” pointed out Irena Bunčić for the portal Novosti.hr Irena has been preparing for this competition since the beginning of September and she was prepared by the confectionery teacher of the Vinkovci Secondary Vocational School Ružica Šošić. ”Once again, at such a prestigious competition for students of catering and tourism schools, we worthily presented our school, city and country and proved that money and perfect conditions are not always crucial for success, but desire, will and hard work.. ”Pointed out Ružica Šošić, a professional confectionery teacher.Several other schools from Croatia competed very successfully in the tourism disciplines and brought five more medals to Croatia.last_img read more

Indosat turns to profit after booking loss in 2018

first_img Topics : “As we move forward, we aim to continue to play a leading role in Indonesia’s digital ecosystem and deliver further improvements in our services and customer experience that will create value for our stakeholders,” said Al-Neama.Indosat plans to set aside a capital expenditure of between Rp 8.5 trillion and Rp 9.5 trillion this year to support its efforts to reach a growth target that is “in line with market revenue growth”.The company has taken further steps to improve its financial situation by laying off 677 employees as part of changes to its organizational structure. It aims to be more agile and focus on customers and market demand.Indosat director and human resources chief Irsyad Sahroni said in a statement on Thursday that 90 percent of the laid-off workers had agreed to the compensation packages offered by the company. He made the statement following a visit by the House of Representatives Commission IX overseeing manpower on the same day.“We told [the commission] that our business reorganization has run according to the plan and has been well accepted by the affected employees, [that the company has] taken fair steps in line with prevailing regulations and has communicated directly and transparently with all employees during the process,” Irsyad said.“This was a difficult [decision] to make but necessary for Indosat Ooredoo to survive and grow.”However, Indosat workers’ union conveyed a different message, saying it “is thankful and warmly welcomes the House Commission IX and the Manpower Ministry’s joint decision to ask Indosat Ooredoo’s management to halt the lay-offs”.“The Indosat workers’ union calls on Indosat Ooredoo’s management to […] to find the best solution for the employees and the company in accordance with prevailing laws and the collective working agreement,” the union said in a statement on Thursday. It also sold 3,100 telecommunications towers to PT Dayamitra Telekomunikasi (Mitratel) and PT Professional Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Protelindo) in an all-cash transaction amounting to Rp 6.39 trillion.“This sale will support Indosat Ooredoo’s strategic plan to further improve our network experience, thus [improving our services] to customers,” Indosat CEO Ahmad al-Neama said in a statement on Thursday.“We have invested to expand our 4G network coverage and improve our performance. These steps have contributed to an increase in our subscriber base and data traffic volume.”Stocks of the company, traded at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) with the code ISAT, fell by 4.6 percent on Thursday against the Jakarta Composite Index’s (JCI) loss of 2.5 percent. The stocks have lost almost 37 percent of their value in the last year, Bloomberg data showed.center_img Publicly listed telecommunications provider PT Indosat booked a significant profit in 2019 after recording a loss in 2018, thanks to tower sales and improvements in its cellular business.Indosat recorded a net profit of Rp 1.56 trillion (US$111.2 million) throughout 2019, bouncing back from a loss of Rp 2.43 trillion in 2018. The company pocketed Rp 26.1 trillion in total revenues or higher, almost a 13 percent year-on-year (yoy) increase as its cellular business grew robustly.Last year, Indosat’s cellular business pocketed Rp 20.7 trillion in revenue or a 14.7 percent yoy jump as data traffic soared by more than 71 percent.last_img read more

Bryant Lee Robinson, 84, Wellington: Dec. 11, 1931 – Feb. 27, 2016

first_imgBryant RobinsonBryant Lee Robinson died Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington at the age of 84.Bryant was born the son of George and Opal (Colvin) Robinson on Friday, December 11, 1931 in Ulman, Missouri. On May 3, 1966, Bryant and Shirley Oliver were united in marriage in Vinita, Oklahoma. Together they celebrated 59 years of marriage.Bryant served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. He made his career in the Federal Government as the Chief of Operations for Quality Assurance at Boeing Aircraft. Bryant was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a loving father and grandfather that will be missed by many.Survivors include his wife Shirley Robinson of Wellington; daughter, Amy Gambill and her husband John of Eldon, Missouri; son, David Robinson and his wife Jennifer of Wellington; grandchildren: Laura Wilson and her husband Joel of Eldon, Missouri, Lyndsey Gambill of Columbia, Missouri and Logan Robinson of Wellington along with his two great-grandchildren, Grace and Norah Wilson of Eldon, Missouri.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lola Schmick and Ruby Ferguson and a brother, Gerald Robinson.Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday March 4, 2016 with the family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Funeral services for Bryant will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church, Wellington.A private interment will be held at a later time.A memorial fund has been established in his loving memory to the First United Methodist Church – Scholarship Fund. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more