Welcome lunches at the Slavonian Gate, Šokac dinner in Kunjevci, guided tastings in Kutjevo wineries, a lecture by the youngest Croatian chef from a restaurant with a MICHELIN star, a tour of the Papuk Nature Park, the Festival of Lights and the Red District in Osijek’s Tvrđa, awards for the most deserving Croatian tourism forum , all this and much more at this year’s Days of Croatian Tourism, which are held for the first time on the continent from 2 to 5 October. The largest gathering of tourism workers in Croatia, the traditional event Days of Croatian Tourism (DHT), will be held at several locations in Slavonia from 2 to 5 October The host of the largest gathering of tourist workers is taken over by Slavonia, while the organizers are the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian Tourist Board and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, which this year prepared a really rich three-day content. The visit to Slavonia, however, cannot pass without tamburitza players, so Thursday night is reserved for a shock dinner at the Kunjevci estate near Vinkovci, where, with a lot of fun, the annual Croatian tourist awards will be presented. On Friday, October 4, at 12.30 pm in the Osijek Fortress, the Croatian Tourist Forum is scheduled for the topic ‘Financing the sustainable development of tourism’, followed by the traditional Meeting with representatives of the Government of the Republic of Croatia. The final evening of this year’s DHT, whose program is in charge of screenwriter and director Krešimir Dolenčić and concept author and co-screenwriter Milan Sivački, will be held in the evening at King Tomislav Park. The event will be broadcast live on the first HRT program with the director Mirena Stijačić. Photo: Hrvoje Serdar The general sponsor of the event is HEP. In addition to all of the above, a rich program symbolically called Head On East will be held in the Baroque Fortress for all three days of the event. An invitation to go to the east of Croatia and experience Slavonia full of contrasts with a variety of music, gastronomic duels, top wines, a festival of light, a cabaret show, an antiques fair… At the same time, each of the five Slavonian counties organizes separate various programs about which you can find out all the details on the application of the asappx event. You can download it at the links for Android and for IOs You still get there REPORT for the richest and longest DHT so far! A welcome is being prepared for the participants of the event on Wednesday, October 2, at the entrance to Slavonia – a traditional Slavonian lunch in front of the Pejačević castle in Virovitica and at the Savus Farm in Slavonski Brod. In the evening, the event will be officially opened at 18.30 pm in front of Eltz Castle in Vukovar, where guests can expect an attractive garden party along the Danube, while the next day the program begins at 11 am with study tours of Papuk Nature Park, tastings in Krauthaker and Galić wineries. and the lecture ‘Movement Farm to Table’ which will be held at the Savus Farm by Deni Srdoč, chef of the famous Kvarner restaurant Draga di Lovran, which received a MICHELIN star this year.
Press Association Osvaldo has signed a four-year deal at St Mary’s, adding to a fine week for the Saints who kicked off their new Barclays Premier League campaign with a 1-0 win at West Brom on Saturday. The Argentinian 27-year-old played under Pochettino for just over a season at Espanyol and believes it was a period which produced the best spell of his career so far. Osvaldo said: “I’ve worked with Mauricio before and I know him quite well. The season I shared with him at Espanyol was my best season as a football in a personal and collective sense. “It’s fantastic to work with Mauricio. He’s a great motivator and for me it’s very important to work with people who appreciate and respect how I work. “For some years I’ve been working with people who don’t appreciate how I work as a player, so it’s great for me to to be working with people who do appreciate it.” Osvaldo, who has won nine caps for Italy, scored 16 goals in Serie A last year but admitted to a long-held desire to play in the Barclays Premier League, with Tottenham among a number of clubs linked in the summer. He added: “I’ve been dreaming about playing in the Premier League and I want to do something important in this league, so I’ve made this dream come true. “I’ve always been a massive fan of the Premier League. The technical level of the league is amazing and it is very dynamic. Overall I’m thrilled to be here.” Osvaldo’s arrival takes Southampton’s summer spending spree over the £30million mark following earlier deals for Victor Wanyama and Dejan Lovren. Southampton’s record signing Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is relishing the prospect of reuniting with former boss Mauricio Pochettino after completing his move from Roma for a fee in the region of £15million.
UW head coach Bret Bielema praised Garrett Graham for his strong play in the Badgers\’ 34-31 win over Fresno State Saturday.[/media-credit]Coming off the Badgers’ double overtime 34-31 victory over Fresno State Saturday, UW football head coach Bret Bielema was pleased with his team’s performance.According to Bielema, the overall attitude of his team and the play of his seniors were the biggest contributors down the stretch.“A lot of positives out there … as I mentioned after the game the way they persevered and battled out there,” he said.“Anytime your seniors are playing the best football of their careers you can feel good about the way the season’s going and them individually,” he continued. “It has a huge effect on the team.”Bielema gave special recognition to a few of his star seniors, including linebacker O’Brien Schofield, tight end Garrett Graham, and safety Chris Maragos.“[Garrett Graham], Saturday, played as good as he’s played in all phases,” Bielema said. “Chris Maragos to make two plays like that at the end of the game … something put Chris Maragos in position. I just knew he was just going to knock it down, but he makes a fingertip grab, and wins the game.”John Clay earns next startEven with a lot of the success being put on the shoulders of the seniors, sophomore running back John Clay still found his chunk of the spotlight. Bielema noted Clay’s 73-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter on Saturday, which gave the Badgers a lead at the time.“That play from an offensive conceptual standpoint was as pretty as can be,” Bielema said. “It looked great. It was as good as good can get. … That’s what we needed to see.”Clay’s performance allowed him to jump starter Zach Brown on the depth chart due to his ability to gain positive momentum for the team. Bielema hopes the sophomore’s strong play continues into Saturday’s game against Wofford.“What we’d like to do is see John and how he takes the reins and see where he goes,” Bielema said. “The part I shared with John was, ‘Hey, you know, you got energized, the offense got energized, our defense went out and played with great energy.’”Few concerns regarding FCS opponent WoffordAs the Badgers prepare for FCS opponent Wofford, Bielema explained the significance of playing teams from a lower division. He defended the staff’s reasoning for scheduling a game with an opponent in the FCS for the third straight year.“[Wofford is a] very successful team in their division, and has had some success against some opponents in the non-conference scheduling,” Bielema said. “They played South Carolina a year ago. It’s just another example of a very good, well-coached football team that will come in here and give us their best shot, and another opportunity for the Badgers to improve and move forward.”Swine flu still lingering in practiceAnother concern facing the Badgers and coach Bielema is the wave of H1N1 virus making its way through the team. While the coaching staff thought the swine flu had passed through the Badger roster, two new players were diagnosed with the illness after the Fresno State game.“The flu, I think, is through us, but on the same account we had two new guys pop up yesterday, so we’re kind of just going off what our medical staff and trainers have told us to, you know, handle when it comes up. … Hopefully the worst is behind us.”However, despite the coaching staff’s concerns, Bielema addressed the importance of taking on these challenges and moving forward.“It’s not what happens, it’s how you respond to what happens,” Bielema said. “That’s the part I get excited about.”