Austrian wins international bartenders contest


A Carinthian has been awarded the best barkeeper in the world.Mario Hofferer, who runs two bars and a catering company in his hometown Klagenfurt, won the “Classic” competition in the 2010 edition of the event which took place in Singapore.The International Bartender Association (IBA) announced today (Tues) the 27-year-old two-time Austrian bartending champion finished ahead […]

Strabag rivals back out of Romanian assignment


A controversial motorway tender deal in Romania that was bitterly contested by Austrian firm Strabag has collapsed after the winning French-Greek consortium pulled out of the deal.Romanian Times reports today (Thurs) that a consortium of French construction group Vinci and Greek builder Aktor withdrew from the 4.8-billion-Euro deal.The deal involved building of a 58-kilometre motorway […]