The Government of the Republic of Croatia adopted amendments to the Decision on determining the list of companies of strategic and special interest to the Republic of Croatia

first_imgAt the press conference after yesterday’s session of the Government, the Minister of State Property Goran Marić explained the changes to the Decision on determining the list of companies and other legal entities of strategic and special interest to the Republic of Croatia.As Marić pointed out, so far there have been 49 companies on that list, while from now on there will be 40, which is a consequence of a systematic analysis of the situation and that the changes are logical, rational and economically justified.The companies that were removed from the list, 11 of them, are the Zagreb-Macelj Motorway, Bina-Istra, Brijuni Riviera, Brodarski Institute, Croatian Agency for Mandatory Stocks of Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Underground Gas Storage, Central Depository and Clearing Company, Aeronautical Technical Center, Vukovar Port, Đuro Đaković Holding and Mali Lošinj Airport.He said the reason for removing those companies from the list is that they do not meet the criteria needed for a particular company to be on the list. “In order for a company to be on the list of strategic interest, it must be of infrastructural importance for the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Croatia must be the owner of that company.”, Said Marić, and as an example he cited Bina Istra, whose Republic of Croatia is not the owner, and which is ready for restructuring, recapitalization and privatization.Also, four companies that were on the list, but on the list of special interest, are now being moved to the list of strategic interest, namely APIS, Državne nekretnine, Hrvatska pošta and Jadrolinija.At the same time, two companies are included in this list, namely ACI and Croatia Airlines. On this occasion, Minister Marić announced that a large investment is planned, ie a project to build an ACI marina in Mali Lošinj, which will activate state property that has been neglected for 27 years.last_img read more

A first turkey and a family tradition

first_imgFollow us on Twitter. Platt Wilmoth with is first bagged turkey. He is with his dad, Brandon in picture above.The following is a first-person account that was recently published on the Scent Blocker website. The story was written by Wellington Middle School instructor Brandon Wilmoth about a hunt with his 5-year-old son Platt.A first turkey and a family tradition —My five-year-old-son, Platt, and I have developed our father/son bond in many ways, but I most cherish the moments we’ve spent hunting. The sport has long been my passion, and I’ve carefully introduced him, taking the process slowly from his earliest days in the blind to ensure his safety and understanding.On many occasions, he’s accompanied his grandfather and me on hunting adventures. It was when he was 3 that he watched me take an Eastern turkey on a family farm in eastern Kansas. He was ecstatic and I loved his enthusiasm in that moment. From then on, he’s enjoyed pheasant, quail, deer and turkey hunts at my side. Our goal on these hunts isn’t to always conquer, but to create a memory and learn important lessons about the outdoors.Before each adventure, I develop a plan. Platt’s first hunt behind the trigger was no different, I tried to prepare for every scenario.Platt’s lead sled shooting rest is ready to go. To foster his confidence, we slowly introduced him to firearm practice. First, he worked with his toy guns, then the family .22, a gun that had been my great grandfather’s and made Platt the fifth generation shooter.The first time Platt fired it, he proclaimed it “the most awesome thing ever.” He was then ready for the gun he’d use to take his first turkey. We selected a 20-gauge shotgun my uncle had in his safe. It was a little beat up and needed some TLC, but I cut it down and added rubber padding to make it ready for use.Brandon and Platt taking a break from the action for a quick selfie.Platt practiced for days with his customized gun at my shooting bench and using a lead sled. When it was time to go to the field, I took the bench and lead sled to the blind to mimic the environment he was familiar. We arrived at the same farm where Platt had watched me knock down my turkey just a few years earlier.Two toms were already out when we arrived at the farm. We eased into the blind so as not to run them off. Once settled, it didn’t take long for the action to pick up. There was a hen only 30 yards away. I excitedly told Platt there was a hen close by sporting a six-inch beard. In Kansas, it’s legal to shoot anything with a beard, so we decided to give it a try.Unfortunately, we were set up facing the other direction, but we quickly switched around the layout to get Platt set up. As he eased into the shot, the bearded hen kept moving and unfortunately, moved out of range. Luckily, the two toms we’d spotted earlier arrived back on the scene. We prepared for the shot.With the gun lined up and Platt sitting on my lap, I told him to shoot. He leaned in tight and expertly looked down the barrel. Again, I whispered, “shoot,” but the tom he was aiming for suddenly took a step to the right. My mind was racing, Oh no! His shot’s not lined up and he’s going to miss!But I was wrong. Platt moved the gun to follow the tom and then, “Boom!” The old tom dropped like a bag of bricks!“Daddy, I did it. Daddy, I did it!” Platt exalted.I was overcome with pride and emotion.Platt and his first turkey – a big old double beard Tom!We hurried over to check out the tom, thrilled to discover he was double bearded, making the quest even more significant. Now the bird is being prepared in a full body mount to forever preserve Platt’s first conquest. It’s a memory forever ingrained in my heart and a story I look forward to sharing over and over as our love of the outdoors continues to grow. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +12 Vote up Vote down Crusader Fan · 217 weeks ago Great story!!! Cherish the time you two can spend together!!! If only everyone would teach their kids the true art of gun safety! Report Reply 0 replies · active 217 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down John Munro · 217 weeks ago WAY TO GO PLATT!!! Brandon, you have given your son a gift that will be forever etched in his memory as one of the the greatest events in his life! I vividly remember the first Canadian Goose I took at the Wellington lake with my dad when I was 6 years old. The first walleye I caught while on vacation in Minnesota. The first deer I shot. Hunting and fishing make these memories, and they are very special times for us. A great story Tracy, thanks for running it. It’s good to hear something nice for a change, with all the bad things we are constantly bombarded with. Report Reply 0 replies · active 217 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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