Ivanić-Grad starts branding ‘vankuša’ and ‘white sausages’

first_imgThe first step has been made, but now a long process of branding and merging with the tourist offer is just following. Most importantly, for the whole story to come to life, the local population must live that story, as well as the local caterers who must offer these indigenous specialties. “We have created brands of two products that should be recognizable to consumers. And after that, it can become a brand. They have been produced for hundreds of years since the frontier age. This is a Choline specialty, white sausage can be said to be a poor product, but traditional food is appreciated. White sausage is made from pork, corn flour flavored with garlic, pepper and salt. “Vankuš is a dough made of wheat flour for strudel or bread, with a filling of cow’s cheese, eggs and corn flour” said Marica Svetličić, branding project manager. Namely, “Vankus” is a wheat flour dough for strudel or bread, with a filling of cow’s cheese, eggs and corn flour, while “White sausages” sausages stuffed with meat and corn flour with spices. The whole idea of ​​the importance of branding the mentioned gastro products is not new, and we have been working on the branding process for a year now. The project was done in 4 phases. First it was necessary to define the exact recipe as well as the producers, an analysis was made as well as the rules of production and production, and now followed by a public presentation of the entire project. Ivanić-Grad presented an initiative with which they want to brand their traditional autochthonous specialties called “Preservation of the production of traditional specialties” white sausage “and Moslavina” vankuša “.  Photo: TZ Ivanić Grad White sausages “Vankuša” and “Bele kobase” are indigenous specialties that originated in the once poor times from food that was available in households, they were prepared often, and today they are a real rarity. Indigenous (indigenous) regional food products have the purpose of preserving the culture, history and tradition, or identity of the region and have a significant role in promoting the region and creating the recognition of the region based on a very differentiated identity. The direct link of the product with a certain geographical area gives additional value and recognizability to that area and contributes to rural and tourist development and recognizability. The goal of the project is to enrich the tourist offer and contribute to the enrichment of the native gastronomic offer, they point out from Ivanić-Grad. “In our area there are dishes and preparations that do not exist anywhere else. Our goal is to raise these dishes to a higher level, to be recognizable throughout the country and beyond! This is the beginning of the story and we have a long and challenging road ahead of us. But so far we have successfully solved all the challenges”Said the mayor of Ivanić-Grad, Javor Bojan Leš. Vankušlast_img read more

Fletcher: Why I don’t care about cheating in Hall of Fame voting

first_imgBarry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Manny Ramirez all cheated.And I don’t care.I know I’m supposed to care, but if I’m being totally honest with myself, and not just feeling what I’m supposed to feel, I just don’t.These guys are just baseball players, and I’m really not looking for them to be anything more. Sure, the ballot says I should take “character” into account, but the Hall is already dotted with people of questionable character, so the bar is pretty low.I have voted for the “steroid guys” in part because it didn’t bother me that much, but also because I didn’t feel it bothered the sport that much.Major League Baseball allowed, and I believe even encouraged, players to use performance-enhancing drugs during that era. I wasn’t going to punish them retroactively.Ramirez, though, was a part of a slightly different era, when MLB tested for steroids. He was suspended twice, so he presented a new question. Logically, I could justify distinguishing him from Bonds and Clemens.As I thought about it, though, Ramirez’s PED use still didn’t bother me. It just didn’t. The outrage just isn’t there.These are just baseball players doing what high-level athletes do, which is push the envelope to wring every ounce of performance out of their bodies.They live in a world where a tiny decline in physical skill can cause a huge decline in results. A little less fastball, a little less bat speed can mean the end of a career.The players in the 1960’s and 70’s who popped amphetamines were doing the same thing, even though it didn’t work as well.The difference was science, not integrity.Legendary Negro Leaguer Buck O’Neil famously said: “The only reason players in my time didn’t use steroids is because we didn’t have them.”So let’s just dispense with the “character” charade. The Hall of Fame is a museum that recognizes the best baseball players.Period.Now that we’ve lifted the PED question from the Hall of Fame ballot, it becomes only slightly less complicated, though.It’s still a hair-splitting exercise of distinguishing the top 1 percent from the top 2 percent.It’s easy to check the names of Bonds, Clemens and Ramirez, and not that difficult to add Jeff Bagwell, a PED-suspected player whose numbers easily place him among the best first basemen of all time.I also checked the box for Tim Raines, who I have voted for consistently for years.Those five boxes checked, there were 13 others I felt deserved a long look.They included five I had previously deemed worthy of a yes: Jeff Kent, Gary Sheffield, Trevor Hoffman, Curt Schilling and Mike Mussina. There were five on whom I’d passed previously: Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff, Sammy Sosa, Larry Walker and Billy Wagner. And there were three new names: Vladimir Guerrero, Pudge Rodriguez and Jorge Posada.I took a fresh look at all 13. I was searching for dominance and longevity, but mostly the former.Give me Sandy Koufax over Don Sutton every time.I prefer high-rate stats to raw accumulations of hits or homers.Without getting too deep into the numbers, I quickly realized I’d been underrating Martinez. He had nine seasons with an adjusted OPS+ of 150, the most of any hitter on my list.I had been discounting his stats too much because of being a DH or not having a long enough career. He did enough. I voted for Martinez, for the first time.The same type of analysis also encouraged me to drop Kent and Sheffield, who didn’t have as many dominant seasons as I’d remembered when I voted for them before. Sosa, Posada and McGriff also came up a little short by the same logic.Rodriguez and Guerrero also had fewer dominant seasons than I’d expected, but still earned my vote.With Rodriguez, his defense put him over the top. He won 13 Gold Gloves, and was probably the best defensive catcher in history.As for Guerrero, this combination is hard to ignore: He hit .318 with 449 homers. The only five other players who can match both of those are Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig and Stan Musial. Those aren’t merely Hall of Famers, they are short-list, best-of-the-best, inner-circle Hall of Famers.That leaves Walker, whose numbers definitely warrant induction, especially in terms of dominant seasons. I certainly might vote for him in the future, but for now he doesn’t make my cut because of the Coors Field factor. His career OPS on the road was .865, which is very good but not quite Hall of Fame-worthy.Now, the pitchers. Schilling and Mussina were relatively easy. Both of them rank above the average Hall of Famer in adjusted ERA. Schilling also had a 2.23 postseason ERA, leading his teams to three World Series titles.And that’s 10, the limit.Hoffman had gotten my vote before, but when I looked deeper, his ERA and WHIP weren’t all that special among the other closers of his era. And he wasn’t even as effective as Wagner. Hoffman’s ERA+ was 141, compared to Wagner’s 187.Wagner, however, came up a little short in quantity. He pitched almost 200 fewer innings than Hoffman, and Hoffman had him by 183 saves.If you could combine Hoffman’s quantity with Wagner’s quality, you’d have a Hall of Famer.Call him … Mariano Rivera. He’ll get my vote when it’s his time.Hoffman and Wagner? Not now. Especially not since I would have had to knock off someone else to vote for either. I couldn’t justify either of them over any of the other 10.But I will look at them all again next year.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more