A shop with Vukovar delicacies and souvenirs opened in Dubrovnik

first_imgIn the newly opened sales and presentation space, in one place through products and through the arrangement of the space itself, Vukovar and what Vukovar offers are promoted. It is an incredible opportunity to present and offer the best of Vukovar in a place of rich tourism. The Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, emphasized that Dubrovnik and Vukovar are old city friends who shared a similar destiny in the war, but also a completely different post-war development, and that he is therefore happier that the two cities cooperate in this way. The products of Vukovar producers, gathered in the cooperative “Vrhunsko vukovarsko”, have found their place on the shelves of a special store in Dubrovnik, and this Vukovar-friendly city is the first in Croatia where customers are offered top-quality domestic products from the Vukovar region. With the cooperation of the City of Dubrovnik and the City of Vukovar, business premises in the very heart of Dubrovnik were ceded to Vukovar, through the “Blaga djela” foundation there. The Society of Friends of Dubrovnik Antiquities donated 234 thousand kunas to the cooperative “Vrhunsko vukovarsko” for the works of interior design and furnishing of business premises. “I am very happy and thank the City of Dubrovnik for this cooperation. Dubrovnik is our first city – a friend in independent Croatia, and our cooperation in various fields has lasted for many years. This connects blue and green Croatia. It is an incredible opportunity for businessmen from the area of ​​Vukovar and its surroundings to unite, present and offer the best of Vukovar in a place of rich tourism, in a beautiful and busy Dubrovnik location. We are giving our producers a more than fair opportunity to position themselves on a truly strong Dubrovnik market whose needs are great, and thus also contribute to strengthening the recognition and promotion of Vukovar. This is truly a huge step forward and we hope that over the years we will reach a level that will meet the needs of the sea market, but also that we will complete the offer of Vukovar with products from Dubrovnik. That would then be a beautifully told story”, Concluded the Mayor of Vukovar Ivan Penava, thanks to the fact that not much time passed from the idea of ​​opening a store of Slavonian products to the realization. The rich offer includes a number of local, Vukovar products – honey and various honey products, gingerbread and pralines, jams and marmalades, cured meat products, various cheeses, chokeberries, wines, brandies and liqueurs, sunflower oils, flour and the like. The range of top products also includes souvenirs from Vukovar. “We want to open stores in Zagreb, Istria, expand and show that Slavonia has top quality products”, Concluded Barić.center_img “The plan is to expand Vukovar’s offer with additional products, because Vukovar really has a lot to offer to domestic customers in Croatia and tourists when it comes to quality products. The goal is to create quality and recognizability of products from Vukovar, and the separate business unit of the cooperative “Vrhunsko Vukovarsko” will certainly greatly contribute to the development, well-being and improvement of Vukovar businessmen, especially since in a world destination like Dubrovnik, many Slavonian products will be available. guests from all over the world”, Said Vedran Barić, manager of the cooperative Vrhunsko vukovarsko, adding that the people of Dubrovnik are most interested in forest honey and acacia honey, dried meat products, salsa, cold sunflower oils, goat cheese and wine. As of today, the space of about fifty square meters in Marojice Kaboge Street, right next to Stradun in a busy Dubrovnik location, unites the best from Vukovar. By cutting the ribbon in the heart of Dubrovnik, among the old walls, on July 25, the store of the Vrhunsko vukovarsko cooperative was opened, called “Vrhunsko vukovarsko – Vukovarska kuća”, which unites all Dubrovnik citizens and visitors to the city of Dubrovnik, offering the best offer from Vukovar. Cooperative “Vrhunsko vukovarsko” was founded in September 2018, and brings together 26 cooperative producers from Vukovar and the surrounding area. The cooperative contributes to the more successful promotion of the city with autochthonous and recognizable products for the city, and places products with the “Vrhunsko vukovarsko” quality label on the local market, but also on the market of the whole of Croatia. Source / photo: City of Vukovarlast_img read more

Iloilo-Guimaras bridge complete by 2023

first_img “The construction will start about second quarter of 2021. The construction of the Iloilo-Guimaras link will take up to two years, sometime in 2023, while its Phase 2 that will link Guimaras to Negros will be completed by 2024,” Cabral said./PN Construction may start by the secondquarter of 2021, Secretary Mark Villar told the Senate Committee on Financeduring the deliberation of its proposed 2020 budget on Monday. “This is already the fourth year ofthe Duterte administration. It was committed on the first year. We already lost31 lives to a tragedy. I hope we do not wait for another 31 lives to be lostagain before we start the construction of this very important bridge,” Drilonsaid. Villar said they were looking tocomplete the feasibility study for the bridge by next month. “What is important is the feasibilitystudy. Once it is completed we can proceed with the detailed engineering,” hesaid. MANILA – By 2023 the bridge connectingIloilo and Guimaras would have been complete already, according to theDepartment of Public Works and Highway (DPWH). Ilonggo senator Franklin Drilon urgedthe DPWH to speed up the project which was committed by the Duterteadministration in 2016, citing the Iloilo Strait motorboat mishaps in Augustthat killed 31 people. DPWH undersecretary for planning and public-private partnership Maria Catalina Cabral told Drilon they would immediately submit the feasibility study to the National Economic and Development Authority’s Investment Coordinating Council for approval, after which the Department of Finance will consider the funding. Villar assured Drilon the proposedIloilo-Guimaras-Negros Island bridges “remain to be part of the priorityeconomic bridges by the Duterte administration.”last_img read more

Physicists crank up current in new type of accelerator

first_imgThat’s in part because a conventional accelerator can boost a particle’s energy only so fast. To accelerate charged particles such as electrons, physicists shoot bunches of them through a vacuum chamber called a radio-frequency (RF) cavity, which rings with radio waves much as an organ pipe rings with sound waves. The electrons gain energy by surfing the radio waves, and the rate of acceleration depends on the strength of the oscillating electric field within the waves. But there’s a limit to how strong that field can be. If it is too strong, it will rip electrons out of the metal walls of the cavity and produce sparks that can damage the machine.Because of that limit, high-energy accelerators must be long. For example, many particle physicists hope to build a collider using two opposing straight-shot linear accelerators to fire a beam of electrons into a beam of positrons at energies of 500 gigaelectron volts (GeV). To reach the desired energy, the proposed International Linear Collider (ILC), which might be built in Japan, would have to be 40 kilometers long.But there’s another possibility. Physicists can abandon RF cavities and create accelerating fields hundreds of times stronger in a plasma—a gas energized so that the atoms separate into electrons and ions. Researchers fire into the plasma a pulse of electrons or laser light. That “drive bunch” plows aside the negatively charged electrons in the plasma, but barely budges the heavier positively charged ions. So in its wake, a bubble of a positive charge opens, followed by a knot of negative charge as the plasma’s electrons flow back together. As a result, the drive bunch’s wake produces an enormous electric field that can accelerate other electrons like a speedboat pulling a water-skier.Seven years ago, researchers at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California, showed that they could achieve very high energies by shooting a drive bunch of electrons from the lab’s famed 3-kilometer-long linear accelerator into a chamber of lithium plasma. In less than a meter, it accelerated stray electrons from the plasma to energies as high as 85 GeV—twice the input energy. But only a few electrons were accelerated, and they came out with a very wide range of energies, unsuitable for just about any application.Now, the SLAC team has gone further by placing a specially tailored trailing bunch of electrons 200 micrometers behind the drive bunch—an impressive feat given that both move at near light speed. To manage that trick, the team actually divides a single bunch of electrons from SLAC’s linear accelerator into a larger drive bunch and a smaller trailing bunch, as the team reports this week in Nature. In addition to increasing the number of electrons that are accelerated, the trailing bunch itself evens out the electric field in the wake so that all the electrons experience similar acceleration, reducing the energy spread to 1%. Crucially, the hefty trailing bunch soaks up energy lost by the drive beam with higher efficiency as it zooms from 20 GeV to 22 GeV over 36 centimeters. Such efficiency is a key parameter, and the level achieved—18%—is close to what’s needed to make a practical accelerator, says SLAC’s Mark Hogan.”It’s a huge step forward,” says Thomas Katsouleas, an engineer and physicist at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, who was not involved in the research. The energy spread and efficiency still need to be improved, he says, but “we’re talking a factor of 2 or so, whereas before we were talking two orders of magnitude.”Still, many challenges remain, especially when it comes to putting an electron-driven system to practical use. Whereas a laser-driven system could potentially be used to power a compact x-ray source, an electron-driven system like the one at SLAC is likely to be good only for building a collider for particle physics. That’s because it still requires a conventional accelerator to produce the electrons, says Michael Downer, a physicist at the University of Texas, Austin. To match the energy of the proposed ILC, physicists would have to pass an electron bunch through hundreds of plasma cells in a row, Downer says, and nobody has demonstrated such “staging” so far.Even more important, to make a collider like the ILC, the scheme the SLAC team used would have to be modified to accelerate positrons, which would interact with the plasma differently from electrons. Nobody knows just how to do that, Downer says. Revving up positrons is “about a factor of 10 times more difficult” than accelerating electrons, Downer estimates. Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) A kilometers-long particle accelerator may epitomize big science, but a team of physicists has taken a key step toward doing the same job with a much smaller machine. The team has amped up the current in an experimental type of accelerator—known as a plasma wakefield accelerator—and shown that it can efficiently produce an intense beam of electrons accelerated to a precisely defined energy. Many challenges remain, but some physicists hope that someday such a scheme might be used to make much smaller particle colliders.”It’s certainly an important step,” says Gerald Dugan, an accelerator physicist and professor emeritus at Cornell University who was not involved in the work. “At the same time there’s a long way to go” to developing a practical technology.Particle accelerators are essential tools for many types of science. Physicists use them in atom smashers—such as the 27-kilometer-long Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. Materials scientists and structural biologists study samples using x-rays radiated by the beams in electron accelerators. Accelerators typically measure hundreds or thousands of meters in length and cost hundreds of millions of dollars. 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