AzBar system for control and management of catering facilities, from now on on the Croatian market

first_imgOften in conversations when we talk about various ideas and projects, we come to the conclusion that something should be invented for cafes, because logically – there are thousands of them in Croatia, so the calculation and cost-effectiveness of the whole project is very attractive. Precisely through a conversation with a colleague, one such idea was on the “table”, and since it is a relatively unknown product in our market, I was even more interested in the whole idea and philosophy of the whole concept, so this story was created.Namely, it is an interesting product for the HoReCa channel, ie equipment and applications for monitoring and managing systems for dispensing alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic beverages in hotels, restaurants and bars. It is applicable for almost all cafes, and especially for the tourism sector, from hotels, restaurants to larger clubs where there is a high frequency of demand for drinks, so it is an art and a challenge to get out as many drinks of the same quality as possible.”Smart solutions do not always come from Sweden“Saša Stanković, the company’s sales and marketing manager, starts our conversation with laughter SBC solutions from Zagreb, which has been the exclusive representative of the Canadian company AzBar Plus based in Quebec for 7 years.Although it is not about equipment produced in Croatia, domestic “smart” is an integral part of a success story that in one small but very important part, can help our tourism, which is to provide better service to guests, but also allows even more transparent business in a business environment in which caterers are often called out.The co-owners of SBC solutions, who have been successful caterers for many years, have successfully combined their knowledge and experience with AzBar innovative technologies and provided caterers with an efficient and effective means of controlling and managing business in catering facilities, Stanković points out and adds that SBC business solutions tailored to the needs of each individual caterer, regardless of the volume of business and the degree of complexity of serving drinks at the bar. “We approach each user with special care and advise him on choosing a business solution adapted for bars in bars and restaurants with easy serving of all types of alcoholic and soft drinks, beer and wine, all the way to hotel systems with multiple bars of different complexity of serving drinks, especially cocktails and mixes. In addition to increasing efficiency, reducing costs and effective control, our solutions allow caterers to fully dedicate themselves to their guests, who, in addition to faster and better service, can guarantee the prescribed standard and quality of spilled beverage at any time.”Says Stankovic.What every caterer will like is in fact the whole system of controlling the drained type and quantity of drinks and beverages can reduce losses by up to 27%, and through the possibility of central storage of beverages can further reduce procurement costs by up to 20% by buying more economical, larger packaging and savings. storage space. With the same number of employees and bars, and due to faster and better service, the increase in turnover and even earnings is unquestionable.The AzBar system has so far been installed in more than 16.000 locations worldwide, of which 50+ locations in Croatia”What we have paid special attention to are the increase in revenue and savings for caterers, while increasing the quality of service to guests. If there’s one thing restaurant and bar owners want, it’s to make their own business profitable. But it is almost impossible to manage and control every aspect of your business. This creates problems that you constantly have to deal with. You don’t necessarily have to always be aware of the cause maybe even the existence of the problem itself. Due to poor management and inadequate control in restaurants and bars, the door was left open for theft, omissions, waste, inaccurate tapping, inefficient service and poor inventory management. And our system is a simple and practical solution to all the listed challenges. “Stankovic points out and adds that the entire investment is included in the tax-deductible cost, which is certainly another important item.The entire system is manufactured exclusively in Canada, steel and pumps are imported from the USA, and AzBar systems have so far been installed in more than 16.000 locations worldwide, as well as in more than 50 locations in Croatia. ” We especially emphasize that the system is connected directly to the cash register or POS and allows quick and easy calculation, insight into the condition and quantity of spilled beverage (per piece and norm), individual price per item and finally the total price of spilled beverage, all without any possibility of manipulation, i.e. everything is automated and standardized”Concludes Stanković.A great solution, and so simple, that offers a solution to various challenges. From cost controls, increasing the efficiency and speed of dispensing and discharging drinks, everything is standardized and there is no room for manipulation, and thus the most important thing leads to an increase in earnings.More information about the AZ Bar system for bars, clubs and restaurants can be found herelast_img read more

Firms eager for older surveyors

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COVID-19 presents new challenges in forest fire control

first_imgExperts have said that Indonesia, which has struggled to curb land and forest fires in the past, might face a new challenge in mitigating fires: the COVID-19 epidemic.About 1.6 million hectares of land and forest across the country were burned last year, the second-highest in the last five years after the massive 2015 fires that burned roughly 2.6 million ha, according to Environment and Forestry Ministry data.Peatland ecosystems accounted for 44 percent of the total land burned last year, or 727,972 ha; and within that ecosystem, 54.71 percent of which were protected peatland areas (FLEGs) that were also burned in the fires. “In 2019, the fires indeed occurred both in relatively new areas and locations that had regularly been burned. But we have not yet finished our intervention projects there [in regular locations],” Myrna told The Jakarta Post.The interventions include building infrastructure, such as canals and wells, to keep peatland wet. Peatland soil stores a massive amount of carbon. When peatland is cleared and drained for a plantation, it degrades and is highly combustible.Last year, two of the provinces recording the largest area of burned land were South Sumatra with 336,798 ha and Central Kalimantan with 317,749 ha.Madani Foundation predicted five provinces would be prone to land and forest fires this year: Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, Papua, East Kalimantan and South Sumatra.“These provinces must pay attention to the prevention of land and forest fires this year,” Naufal said.Read also: Mass-scale farming on peatland detrimental to environment, experts warnBogor Agricultural University (IPB) forestry expert Bambang Hero Saharjo said the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic might divert the government’s attention away from mitigating forest fires.Several regions have already entered the dry season and hot spots are flaring up in Riau and Aceh. About 8,253 hectares of land and forests were burned between January and March, with Riau having the largest area burned at 2,765 ha.The environment ministry’s director for forest and land fire control, Basar Manullang, said the total area burned in 2019 was 37 percent less than in 2015 and that the fires last year were exacerbated by the prolonged dry season.He said fire control this year would be done alongside the pandemic response and in line with health protocols.“Prevention and mitigation efforts on the field will still be conducted with authorities applying health protocols requiring officers to wear personal protection equipment, practice physical distancing and avoid crowds,” Basar told the Post.Read also: On Earth Day, COVID-19 a ‘wake-up call’ to reinvigorate natureThe government is employing weather modification technology in Riau to reduce fire potential, particularly in drained peatland, and South Sumatra, Jambi and Kalimantan will follow suit.The Health Ministry’s communicable disease prevention and control director, Wiendra Waworuntu, said earlier that another issue with forest fires during the COVID-19 pandemic were the similar symptoms between the disease and acute respiratory infections (ISPA), which were caused by the smog. She said pollution from the fires could also exacerbate the condition of COVID-19 patients.“During forest fires, [ISPA] cases usually increase,” she said. “Do not take the situation lightly and do not forget that we are also in the middle of a pandemic.”Topics : “This shows that our peatland ecosystems are still prone to fires,” Madani Foundation’s geographic information systems (GIS) specialist, Fadli Ahmad Naufal, said in a recent online public discussion.More than 1 million hectares of land and forests burned last year, or 63 percent, in areas that had never or rarely been burned in the past and not necessarily peatland.Read also: Indonesia’s 2019 fire season not doomsday for forests, but ecological concerns remainPeatland Restoration Agency (BRG) official Myrna Safitri said some peatland restoration projects had yet to be completed, signaling that it might be a factor exacerbating fires in the highly combustible dry peatland last year.last_img read more

Divestment lobby ‘over-simplifying’ sale of fossil fuel assets, argues union

first_imgPrentis cautioned against a wholesale divestment before other assets were available.“Divesting of carbon assets without having found adequate alternative renewable investment returns would create huge economic uncertainty.”He argued that low-carbon investment opportunities in the UK remained limited and were often not of sufficient scale, with investors incurring “high fees and huge transaction costs”.Prentis also evoked cost as a concern when arguing against divestment, insisting that any moves would take several years and see the affected LGPS incur “considerable” costs.The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global was ordered in May to sell its stake in companies that derived over 30% of their revenue from coal.It came weeks after the sovereign wealth fund said it had already halved its exposure to thermal coal, and was the result of a vote by Norway’s parliament.However, divestment has previously proven difficult for the UK’s LGPS, consisting of 101 schemes managed by local authorities, as legal advice instructed them they could only divest in cases where it did not risk “material financial detriment” to the schemes.The Lothian Pension Fund in July ruled out divestment, citing both cost concerns and uncertainty on how fossil fuel companies should be defined. Those calling for pension funds to divest their fossil fuel holdings do not understand the “huge task” facing the schemes in divesting carbon-intensive companies, the head of one of the UK’s largest unions has argued.Unison said efforts by campaign groups urging asset owners to divest fossil fuel holdings were “admirable”, but underestimated the cost and complexity of selling the stakes.Dave Prentis, the union’s general secretary, said: “We all want to live in a greener, cleaner world, but pulling local government pensions fund investments from firms with big carbon footprints, and putting them into environmentally-friendly investments instead, is no mean feat.”His comments came in response to NGOs including Friends of the Earth detailing the fossil fuel investments of local government pension schemes (LGPS) to coincide with a report that found over 400 asset owners worth $2.6trn (€2.3trn), ranging from foundations and pension schemes to sovereign wealth funds, had pledged to divest their holdings.last_img read more

Drinking water supply to be improved in Guyana’s second largest city

first_img Share 19 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Drinking water. Photo credit: topnews.inWASHINGTON, USA — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $12 million loan to improve efficiency, quality and sustainability of the drinking water service in Linden, Guyana’s second largest city.The funds will help the city, located 100 kilometers inland from the Atlantic coast, to cut energy use; improve pressure, quality and continuity of the water supply system; reduce the level of revenue loss due to physical and commercial reasons; and strengthen the operation and maintenance performance of the country’s public utility, Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI).Specifically, the five-year program will help reduce GWI’s annual energy spending in Linden from $232,000 to $140,000, while building and rehabilitating 10 kilometers of mains, reducing non-revenue water (NRW) levels from 65 percent to less than 50 percent and bringing water pressure to adequate levels in all households.Works will include construction of two treatment plants to ensure good water quality and of two large reservoirs aimed at ensuring water supply continuity and better pressure in the distribution network.Activities to help reduce NRW include the development of a management plan to address, monitor and control physical and commercial losses, rehabilitation of part of the network, and support for a metering program currently under implementation by GWI.Additionally, the program will address the institutional strengthening needs of GWI in Linden through the preparation of manuals and training activities on operation and maintenance, standard operating procedures, environmental and social safeguards, water quality monitoring procedures, and data collection for monitoring purposes.Caribbean News Nowcenter_img Share Tweet NewsRegional Drinking water supply to be improved in Guyana’s second largest city by: – June 20, 2011last_img read more

South Ripley At 4 Way Track Meet At Rising Sun

first_imgSouth Ripley, Oldenburg Academy, Shawe Memorial, and Rising Sun participated in a 4-Way Track Meet at Rising Sun.Girls Team Results.  1.  Oldenburg  85;  2.  South Ripley  77;  3.  Rising Sun  49;  4.  Shawe Memorial  13.Boys Team Results.   1.  Rising Sun  91;  2.  South Ripley  82;  3.  Oldenburg  49; 4. Shawe Memorial  6.SR first place finishes. High Jump-Hayley Fossett; 100 Meter-Emily Cumberworth;  Long Jump-Emily Cumberworth; 100 Hurdles-Marcela Foster;4 X 100 Relay-Marcela Foster, Laken Farrell, Shelby Myers and Emily                        Cumberworth;  100 Meter-Austin Allen; 400 Meter-Austin Allen; 800 Meter-        Mike Harris;  Discus-Austin Grider.Congratulations to Emily Cumberworth for breaking the 100 meter dash record in an impressive time of 12.77!  It was a 25 year old record.Submitted by South Ripley Coach Jim Cole with South Ripley AD Debb Jett.last_img read more

Stayin’ Alive accepting grant applications

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — Stayin’ Alive of Franklin County is accepting grant applications for projects and programs that aim to reduce substance abuse problems in Franklin County.Applications must address the problem statements identified within the State’s approved Franklin County Community Plan.Grant award size is strictly based off of state regulations and will vary by circumstances, need, program model, number of applicants, and amount available.For more information or to receive an application call 765-647-7272 or visit http://www.stayinalive24.org.Applications are due by noon on March 3.last_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to beat Dayton, advance to Sweet 16

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 22, 2014 at 5:26 pm Stephen Bailey: Syracuse 80, Dayton 64Rendezvous in MemphisThe No. 11-seed Flyers try to turn up the pace against No. 3-seed Syracuse, and get steamrolled in transition. Dayton just doesn’t have the length and athleticism to keep up with Jerami Grant and the rangy Orange. As long as SU shoots adequately, it cruises into the Sweet 16 to face the winner of Kansas and Stanford.Trevor Hass: Syracuse 71, Dayton 65Evadin’ DaytonSyracuse outlasts the Flyers and earns a trip to the Sweet 16. Dayton’s depth and proficiency from the field hurts the Orange in stretches, but in the end SU has too much talent for the Flyers to handle. Grant dominates around the rim once again as Dayton’s run comes to an end. David Wilson: Syracuse 72, Dayton 58Book your flightsThe Orange is going to Memphis. The Flyers are scrappy and deep, but SU was one of the more impressive teams on the opening day of the NCAA Tournament. Syracuse finally started clicking on offense and played great defense against No. 14-seed Western Michigan. Dayton head coach Archie Miller didn’t sound too confident about his team’s ability to crack 60 points against the Orange’s zone. Commentslast_img read more

Gordon and rushing attack bounce back in big win

first_imgMelvin Gordon and the rest of the Badgers’ rushing game got the Wisconsin offense back on track Saturday against Bowling Green at Camp Randall Stadium in a 68-17 rout.After only putting up 167 rushing yards against Western Illinois two Saturdays ago, and only 38 from Gordon, there was reason for concern regarding the Badgers’ rushing game.The Badger running attack definitively quelled those concerns. And then some.UW (2-1) set a school record for rushing yards against the Falcons (2-2), accumulating 644 on the ground. That surpassed the previous team record of 573 yards set against Indiana in 2012. The 644 rushing yards are the most rushing yards in the modern Big Ten era, which began in 1946.Led by redshirt junior Gordon, who had a career-high 253 and reeled off five touchdowns, another career-high, the Badger rushing attack showcased its dominance. Gordon’s five touchdowns tied the UW record for most touchdowns in a single game. The last Badger to achieve the feat was P.J. Hill who did it against The Citadel in 2007.“Melvin is determined for his football team. I promise you that’s the driving force between Melvin wanting to have success,” head coach Gary Andersen said. “He found out that the rushing totals were a record in total offenses record. Brought a great big smile to his face to know he was a part of it, not just what he did.”In the first half alone, Gordon had four touchdowns and 179 rushing yards on just 11 carries, averaging 16.3 yards per carry at the half.Gordon’s second touch of the second half went for 69 yards up the sideline for his fifth touchdown of the day. That would be his last touch of the game.Gordon’s day did not start out as well as he and Badger fans hoped. On his first carry of the day, he fumbled the football for the first time in his career. That broke a streak of 332 carries without losing the ball. Bowling Green would score on the next play, tying the game at seven.The fumble would motivate Gordon for the rest of the game.“I didn’t let it get me down too much,” Gordon said. “It’s a lot of football left to be played, can’t let that get me down. But I definitely felt I had to make up for it and I did that.”He sat out most of the next drive as the Badgers marched down the field, with sophomore Corey Clement carrying the load at tailback. Gordon’s next touch was a two-yard touchdown run that he bounced to the outside.On the next drive, Gordon was re-inserted as the number one back and reeled off a 40-yard run that reminded everybody of vintage Melvin Gordon. The drive was killed the next play when redshirt junior quarterback Tanner McEvoy fumbled the snap and Bowling Green recovered.With 12:16 remaining in the second quarter, Gordon trucked ahead for a 13-yard gain. Two plays later, Gordon burst between the tackles and streaked right down the middle of the field, threw a vicious stiff-arm to a retreating safety, and scampered into the end zone for his second score of the game.The next drive for Wisconsin took 11 plays and covered 57 yards, all on the ground between McEvoy, Gordon and Clement. Gordon capped off the drive with a three-yard touchdown.Gordon’s fourth touchdown came with under a minute remaining in the first half from 21 yards out, when he broke two Bowling Green tackles and pin-balled his way to the outside for the score.Gordon said the two weeks he had to digest the Western Illinois performance allowed him to focus on what he wanted to accomplish.“As a player, as a competitor, that’s not the type of performance you want to have,” Gordon said. “So I just kept thinking about that every day in practice and it motivated me.”Clement took over the running duties during the third quarter. The compact, bruising-back finished off a 87-yard drive with a tough 13-yard run and punched it in from one-yard away later in the quarter.Clement finished with 111 yards on 16 carries, and was proud to be a part of this record-setting attack.“He’s a great guy,” Clement said of Gordon. “Trying to keep up with him in practice, me and him compete, and that’s what I think gives us the best results.”Clement also added that this game was a confidence booster for the entire running back unit after that disappointing showing against Western Illinois.However, the rushing yards didn’t just come from the running back position. McEvoy had a big game running the ball as well, showing why he’s considered a dual-threat quarterback, going for 158 yards on 11 attempts. His longest run of the day was 62 yards and set up Clement’s first touchdown in the third quarter.McEvoy started the Badgers’ scoring on their first play from scrimmage in the game, keeping it on a read-option play and taking it to the end zone for a 24-yard touchdown run.Wisconsin has now had three rushers individually eclipse the 100-yard mark in five of its last 18 games. And they were just six yards away from having four 100-yard rushers.Redshirt sophomore Dare Ogunbowale entered the game in the third quarter to attempt his first career touches. The former defensive back and special teams player converted to running back this week after the coaching staff saw the potential he had at the position.“The offensive coaches saw him in a drill during camp that we call speed in space … and Dare was very hard to tackle in those situations,” Andersen said. “I was all for the it [the change]. And the young man was all for it.”Ogunbowale carried the ball 14 times for 94 yards in his debut at running back. Ogunbowale said that he was able to experience success because of the play of his offensive line, which calmed his nerves.“First game, I was pretty nervous,” Ogunbowale said. “After I broke through, we have an unbelievable O-line … the hole was huge so I just ran as far as I could. After that, the butterflies got out of my stomach.”This unit now knows how great its potential is, and they intend on reaching it every outing. However, they know that the main goal is to keep winning football games.“I think we all had fun as a group,” Clement said. “It’s a great accolade to come across, but as long as we get the ‘W’ in the end that’s all that really matters.”last_img read more

Strength and health: Syracuse’s returning forwards to begin offseason regimen

first_img Published on March 29, 2019 at 4:45 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 SALT LAKE CITY — Before they packed their bags and walked out of the locker room for the final time this season, Bourama Sidibe and Marek Dolezaj gave a peek into their offseason plans. Each completed the first two years, or half, of their respective college careers. Following Syracuse’s season-ending loss to Baylor, they reflected on what has been, as they characterized it, an underwhelming first two seasons at Syracuse.Starting this week, they’ll launch offseason training regimens. They understand senior center Paschal Chukwu, who averaged 20.1 minutes per game, will graduate. Both Sidibe and Dolezaj want to start. They realize Oshae Brissett and Elijah Hughes may return as starting forwards, leaving one open starting position in the frontcourt. Regardless, they acknowledged after the Orange’s first-round NCAA Tournament loss on March 21 that the frontcourt was SU’s most glaring weakness over the past two seasons — and it’ll again be the most unproven unit this fall. “We’re going to be juniors now,” Sidibe said. “We’re going to need to be better, and we’re going to need to help the younger guys. For us, this can’t continue to be a once-per-week thing. We need to go hard every game.”For Sidibe, the past two years were masked by injuries. Specifically, a nagging tendinitis in his knee that didn’t seem to go away. Tendonitis is a condition in which the tissue connecting muscle to bone becomes inflamed, according to WebMD. It set him back last season, and he underwent knee surgery after his freshman campaign. He played sparingly this season, averaging 10.1 minutes and 1.9 points per game. When he arrived in the fall of 2017, SU head coach Jim Boeheim predicted Sidibe would split the minutes at center with Chukwu. Instead, Sidibe said, he didn’t feel near full-strength at any point this season. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSidibe, who is 6-foot-10, said he will continue to work with Brad Pike, the team trainer, and Ryan Cabiles, the director of strength and conditioning. His goal is to get fully healthy. He said he’s “still hurting,” with aches in his knees. He needs time. He’ll play basketball a few times a week in the next couple of months, but his primary focus is rest and recovery. “I really don’t see a lot of progress in myself,” Sidibe said last week. “It is what it is. I have to keep my head up, keep working every day. Sometimes, it’s frustrating when you’re not playing, but you can’t argue with coach’s decisions. I have to focus on any opportunity I go in and try my best. I’m not satisfied, but I have to move on. I can’t go back.”Another tall, lean forward who plans to return next season is Dolezaj. He averaged 27.9 minutes per game as a starter for SU’s Sweet 16 team. As a sophomore, the 6-foot-10 Dolezaj averaged 21.7 minutes per game. His scoring dipped from 5.8 in 2017-18 to 4.1 points per game a year later. This summer, Dolezaj said he plans to get stronger and refine his shot. He weighs 180 pounds and wants to add a few pounds, with some lean muscle. An Eastern Conference scout said he could play professionally overseas somewhere, but his build may give him trouble inside the paint. “He’s skinny, and he can’t put on too much more weight,” the scout said. “He is active on the glass, but I don’t see him as a pro (NBA).”But Dolezaj has shown he can be an impact player at the college level. He knows it, too. He said he feels most comfortable in the high-post area, where he can shoot or pass. Hesitancy made him easier to guard, and he said the coaching staff urged him throughout the season to take more shots. “I was pretty good last year,” Dolezaj said. “This year, I struggled most of the season. I need to be more confident, shoot the ball more … If I could go back in time, I would tell my younger self to be more confident, do more of my part. Take my shot. Be strong. I feel like when I shoot, guys are driving more, and I can drive more.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more