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 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

Dominican entrepreneur launches new business publication

first_img Share Tweet LocalNews Dominican entrepreneur launches new business publication by: – April 30, 2012 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 76 Views   no discussions An enterprising young entrepreneur, Kareem Guiste, founder and Managing Director of Finance, Accounting and Business Consulting Incorporated (FAB CONSULTING, Inc.) has launched a new business publication, The Analyst.The St. Lucian-based Dominican native describes his brainchild as “a business-oriented magazine that captures the essence of commercial activities across various sectors” in the Eastern Caribbean.“It is a non-biased, cross industry, cross sector, OECS business magazine which aims to educate and inspire readers via informative and creatively-written articles that appeal to readers of various disciplines, interests and fields,” he said, adding that The Analyst’s coverage spans sectors throughout the Eastern Caribbean, creating a portal for industry analysis, insight, and plans for future investments.The first of The Analyst’s quarterly publications hit stands in March 2012, a mere couple years after then 28 year-old Guiste single-handedly launched FAB Consulting in 2010, after being asked to assist with small business projects in accounting, business development, and finance.“The idea for the magazine came to me when I realized there was a void in information available regarding a number of activities affecting the various sectors, and a need for the same, that would highlight the Caribbean’s economies and create an environment for discourse, learning and sharing,” said Guiste.The Editorial Board of The Analyst consists of four creative and skilled minds from Dominica and Saint Lucia. The founder, given his keen eye for business went beyond just producing a printed version of the business magazine by simultaneously launching a website and an electronic version of The Analyst.The Analyst is a product of The Analyst Publishing, a subsidiary of FAB CONSULTING, Inc.Copies of the magazine are currently available in the Commonwealth of Dominica and St. Lucia, and will soon be available in Antigua, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.The e-copy is available via in PDF and Flash versions, while the website can be accessed at releaselast_img read more

Syracuse freshmen start postseason quest for national championship

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The freshmen on No. 2 Syracuse (16-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) have said all season that they came to SU to compete for national championships. So when the Orange received the second seed during the NCAA tournament selection show Sunday night, they were ready to let loose and celebrate.“We were definitely on pins and needles,” back Lindsey Nerbonne said. “We were all on the edge of our seats. Once we saw our names up there, everyone was just ecstatic and jumping around and stuff.”But mere hours later, it was back to business.For the Orange, official work begins at J.S. Coyne Stadium on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. against Michigan State (13-9, 4-2 Big Ten), which defeated Miami (Ohio) 3-0 on Wednesday to earn a spot in the 16-team bracket. SU has already faced the Spartans once this season, posting a 4-0 victory back on Sept. 6.At that point, Karlee Farr, Serra Degnan, Tayler Evans and Nerbonne were still rookies trying to assert their roles on the team. Now that they’ve done so, they’re ready to mount a postseason charge.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s awesome that it’s finally here,” Farr said of the tournament. “We can finally put everything we’ve worked for into winning the national championship.“It’s what we’ve been going for all season.”But it’s only become apparent that all four are key to Syracuse’s success during the latter portion of the schedule. Farr and Degnan have scored a combined 12 goals this season, and all but one of those came after ACC play began. In that same time frame, Nerbonne has made six starts and become a key substitute for the Orange down the stretch. Evans has started every game this season, but her defense improved tremendously during the second half of the season.Degnan said clearing the mental hurdles has been more crucial than any mechanical or tactical adjustment.“It’s about going in with confidence, not underestimating yourself, and believing in yourself more than anyone else would,” Degnan said. “Knowing that you go out there and practice every day so that in the game you can definitely do it.”It also takes a head coach who’s willing to trust them in key situations.SU head coach Ange Bradley said that playing some of the best teams in the country is often the best form of learning for young players. After seeing how her underclassmen performed against Michigan State, Duke and most recently North Carolina, she said it’s not even fair to call them freshmen anymore.“If they were going to be in over their head, it would have happened,” Bradley said. “These kids have been seasoned, and as I said, I hope they’re thinking of themselves as sophomores at this point.”While that won’t officially happen until after the tournament concludes, there’s a fair amount of validity to her mindset. In many ways, the Orange’s performance in the tournament will depend on the freshmen and how they handle pressure. However, their play during the regular season suggests they have what it takes to help carry the team to a title.Then the celebration can last a little longer than it did earlier this week.“This has been my dream forever,” Nerbonne said. “I know we’re all just so excited, especially as freshmen coming in, being part of such a successful program.” Comments Published on November 14, 2013 at 1:30 am Contact Tyler: tfpiccot@syr.edulast_img read more

Sangai Festival 2016 to promote Destination Manipur

first_imgImphal, Nov 21 (PTI) With an aim to promote Manipur as a potential tourist destination, the annual Manipur Sangai Festival this year will be themed Destination Manipur.The 10-day-festival that begins today, seeks to showcase the best of what the state has to offer in terms of art, culture, handloom, handicrafts as well as fine arts.The event will also bring to the fore both indigenous and adventure sports from the region, its cuisines and music, besides the scenic beauty of the land and the ethnic diversity of Manipur Society.”Although many editions of the Festival have been celebrated over the past few years, the Tourism Festival has been renamed as the Manipur Sangai Festival since the 2010 edition,” organisers said.The renaming was done to “showcase the uniqueness of the shy and gentle Brow-Antlered Deer, popularly known as the Sangai Deer”.The animal is found only in Manipur at the floating Keibul Lamjao National Park in Loktak Lake.The event will also see participation by different Indian states, foreign traders and cultural troupes, besides a wide range of shows from fashion to rock music, along with activities like boat race and other water sports at Loktak.Set to continue till November 30, it will be inaugurated by Okram Ibobi Singh, Chief Minister of Manipur. PTI NKS TRS BKlast_img read more