The Ministry of Agriculture has prepared a draft Law on Wine, after consultations with producers of the wine and viticulture sector in order to exchange views and better understand the requirements of producers and the framework that must be adhered to by the Ministry.The Wine Act is drafted for the purpose of consolidating European Union regulations with national regulations in the wine and viticulture sector in order to regulate a single legal basis for the adoption of implementing regulations on competencies at the national level. At the same time, the areas currently prescribed at the national level by the Law on Wine and the Law on the Common Organization of the Market of Agricultural Products and special measures and rules related to the market of agricultural products will be connected.The aim of drafting the draft law on wine and all measures it adopts is to define a clear legal framework for the economic conduct of grape and wine production and ultimately the sale of wine for income in market-transparent conditions with the inclusion of tools to combat the “gray market”.Four new regions are being establishedThe draft law on wine enables the association of winemakers and winegrowers at the national and regional level, who are given a new active role in the promotional activities of winemakers and work on the marketing system of Croatian wines and will thus contribute more actively than before . Four new regions are being established (both wine and marketing): Slavonia and the Croatian Danube region; Croatian Istria and Kvarner; Dalmatia and Bregovita Hrvatska. In addition, the Draft Law on Wine clearly defines the distinctive framework for the production of grapes for own needs in a very limited scope on areas up to 0,1 ha from those producers of grapes, must and wine in production, business and market-oriented coverage .This Draft Proposal of the Law on Wine regulates the legal basis for performing more efficient administrative control of all data that grape and wine producers are obliged to submit. At the same time, the field control carried out by the field wine supervisors will be strengthened in order to check the compliance of the submitted data with the actual situation, which strengthens the system of traceability of grape and wine production.”With the new Law on Wine, we bring a clear legal framework for the production of grapes and wine, the sale of wine in market-transparent conditions, we strengthen the role of wine associations and wine marketing. ” – said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Tomislav Tolusic and added “In addition to the Act, in cooperation with winemakers, we are adopting a new National Support Program for Winemakers for the period 2019-2023, which increases the amount of funding and introduces a new measure to promote wine with 80% refund. We are opening tenders for the new five-year period in October this year. “The Croatian Center for Agricultural Food and Rural Affairs, the Institute of Viticulture and Enology retains the role of the holder of sensory evaluation of wine, but regional wine organizations are actively involved in proposing evaluators, and only wine evaluation is carried out by commissions with majority regional evaluators. This ensures an increase in the level of quality of evaluation as well as the quality of the wines themselves, because the evaluation process is carried out by evaluators who know best the characteristics of the wine of a particular region.RELATED NEWS:NIKOLA BENVENUTI, VINISTRA: ISTRIAN WINERS HAVE LONG RECOGNIZED THE STRENGTH OF THE BRAND, THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY AND ASSOCIATION FOR POSITIONING ON THE WINE MAP OF THE WORLDSAŠA ŠPIRANEC: WINERS MUST BE ORGANIZED IN FOUR GREAT ASSOCIATIONS: SLAVONIA, DALMATIA, ISTRIA AND KVARNER, AND HILLY CROATIA
Metro Sport ReporterThursday 12 Mar 2020 3:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.2kShares Advertisement Ian Wright tells Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang he ‘deserves better’ than Arsenal Arteta is desperate for Aubameyang to stay (Picture: Getty)Aubameyang was visibly distraught after the Gunners were knocked out of the Europa League following his sensational scissor kick against Olympiacos and Wright admits that he feels sorry for the forward as he ‘deserves’ to be playing in Champions League finals. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘If you can imagine him in a better team then he himself would be winning Premier Leagues and vying for places in Champions League finals and I think he deserves that,’ Wright told Premier League Productions.‘You don’t see him particularly vocal on the pitch [no] pointing and screaming but it’s what he does in respect of his leadership with the goals that he scores.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘If you take his goals out of that team then they’re in a massive heap of trouble. Arsenal need a few more players to kick in with their form to help him.‘We’re talking about a goalscorer who is scoring at the rate of a Champions League player, a world class goalscorer. ‘We’re talking about the last big contract in his career. I just hope that the love that he has for the club and the fans have for him is enough for him but I wouldn’t want to be in his position because it’s a tough one for him.’MORE: What Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Man Utd squad in dressing room after Man City win Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is considering his Arsenal future (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Ian Wright admits Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang faces a difficult decision over his future at the club because he ‘deserves better’ than the Gunners’ current position. The Gabon international has been a revelation in north London since his £57million move from Dortmund and he’s scored an incredible 61 goals in 92 appearances for the club.The 30-year-old has less than 18 months to run on his Arsenal deal and a decision over a new deal is likely to hinge on the Gunners’ form between now and the end of the season, with Champions League qualification believed to be a requirement for the Gabonese. Advertisement Comment
A unique vertical retirement village consisting of three six-storey apartment buildings co-located alongside Burleigh Golf Club’s 10th tee looks set to redefine retirement living on the Gold Coast.RetireAustralia’s The Verge at Burleigh G.C., to be built in three stages, will feature both contemporary independent living apartments and care apartments for those requiring a higher level of in-home support.The six-storey apartments look set to redefine retirement living. Picture: Artist’s impression of The Verge at Burleigh GC.With more than 40 per cent of stage one secured through expressions of interest, The Verge looks set to redefine retirement living in metropolitan areas.RetireAustralia’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Brett Robinson said the trend towards luxury downsizing into vertical retirement living heralded an exciting new choice for today’s seniors, allowing them to pursue a better lifestyle while remaining connected to neighbourhoods they know and love.Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the surrounding views, the apartments are pet-friendly and include spacious balconies, high-quality inclusions and age-friendly designs.The apartments make the most of the golf course views. Picture: Artist’s impression of a living room at The Verge at Burleigh G.C.“The Verge community offers residents the best of all worlds, from the freedom of low-maintenance living to spectacular views, security and easy access to all the established services they need. It’s also helping to fix an undersupply of quality retirement living options for Gold Coast residents,” he said.Dr Robinson said more than 17,000 people aged over 65 were living within five kilometres of Burleigh Golf Club but there were fewer than 300 retirement dwellings in the area.“As an infill development, The Verge is a great option for retirees in the Burleigh region wanting to stay close to their family and support networks as they age,” he said.The Verge is a great option for retirees wanting to stay close to their family and support networks. Picture: Artist’s impression of The Verge at Burleigh G.C.Community spaces will include a rooftop terrace, resident’s bar and a wellness hub with a gymnasium, indoor and outdoor activity areas, salon, café and lush gardens, all within walking distance of the existing Burleigh Golf Club clubhouse.Located close to beaches and some of the Gold Coast’s best dining experiences, shopping and entertainment hubs, The Verge has been designed to offer active seniors a community that encourages them to age positively.Residents at The Verge at Burleigh G.C. are a short drive from the Gold Coast Seniors Tennis Club and Pizzey Park Sporting Complex. Picture: Supplied“Over 65s shouldn’t have to compromise in their retirement years and at The Verge they can have luxury living, beautiful views, a coastal lifestyle and a range of accessible care services when and if they need it,” Dr. Robinson said.Judi Hutchison, Senior Development Manager at RetireAustralia, said The Verge offered many benefits over standard apartment living because it had been specifically designed to allow residents to live independently for longer.The apartments have been designed with flexibility to support residents as they age. Picture: Artist’s impression of a bathroom at The Verge at Burleigh G.C.This includes a range of features under the Livable Housing Australia standard such as wider corridors and doorways, step-free shower recesses and reinforced bathroom walls allowing the future safe installation of grab rails.“Everything in the apartments have been carefully considered to create a sense of wellbeing, from the open floorplan to the light-filled orientation, as well as the benefits of golf course views opening up to the horizon,’’ Ms. Hutchison said.“There are also many benefits of living beside a golf course thanks to the beautiful green landscaping that is perfectly maintained all year round, and the peace and relaxed pace of life. The location also offers an idyllic spot for early morning strolls, and a great opportunity to live with people at a similar life stage.’’The Verge at Burleigh GC offers residents a chance to live in an idyllic setting alongside people in a similar life stage. Picture: SuppliedThe Verge at Burleigh G.C. is priced from $530,000 with the sales suite located in the Burleigh Golf Club, 114 Albion Avenue in Miami for interested buyers. Construction has begun on the independent living apartments in stage one and is expected to be completed by late 2020.
McLaren have confirmed that Fernando Alonso “is making a solid recovery” after his crash in testing yesterday afternoon.The Spanish driver crashed at turn three in Barcelona, which resulted in him being sedated and airlifted to hospital.Since then, there had not been many updates regarding his condition, but now McLaren have revealed that following “a thorough and complete analysis”, the 33-year-old suffered no serious injuries.”In the hospital a thorough and complete analysis of his condition was performed, involving CT scans and MRI scans, all of which were completely normal,” read a statement on the team’s official website.”In order to provide the privacy and tranquility required to facilitate a peaceful recuperation, he is being kept in hospital for further observation, and to recover from the effects of the medication that successfully managed his routine sedation yesterday.”McLaren then went on to reveal that the crash was caused by the windy conditions at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, rather than a mechanical failure. “Our findings indicate that the accident was caused by the unpredictable gusty winds at that part of the circuit at that time, and which had affected other drivers similarly (eg Carlos Sainz Jnr),” they added.”We can categorically state that there is no evidence that indicates that Fernando’s car suffered mechanical failure of any kind. We can also confirm that absolutely no loss of aerodynamic pressure was recorded, which fact indicates that the car did not suffer any aerodynamic loss, despite the fact that it was subjected to a significant level of g-force.”Finally, we can also disclose that no electrical discharge or irregularity of any kind occurred in the car’s ERS system, either before, during or after the incident.”There has been no confirmation yet as to when Alonso will be able to get back behind the wheel.