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Istra Inspirit represents Istria and Croatia at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival in Edinburgh

first_imgOne of the best tourist stories in the world according to the UNWTO, Istra Inspirit has the great honor to present Istria and Croatia at Scottish International Storytelling festival in Edinburgh.Thus, Istra Inspirit, as the only cultural and innovative tourism project from Croatia, was invited to present itself to the audience of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival in Edinburgh, which is being held for the 28th year in a row from October 20 to 31, 2017. those eager for creative presentations of stories from all over the world and thus connecting cultures, languages, generations and places, and this interesting concept that encourages cultural diversity will include Istra Inspirit, which will present Istria and Croatia on Tuesday, 24.10.During its performance in Edinburgh, Istra Inspirit will present Istrian stories, myths and legends from its rich creative palette of experiences, and in addition to stories characteristic of Istria, it will also present the most interesting legends from Croatia. Petra B. Blašković and Frano Novljan, academic actors with many years of experience in performing Istra Inspirit experiences, will perform on behalf of Istra Inspirit. “The promotion of Istra Inspirit on the foreign market is extremely important for the project which for the sixth year in a row successfully revives the history, myths and legends of the Istrian peninsula in authentic locations and behind which is an extremely fruitful season with over 100 performances realized in cooperation with public and private sector. stand out from Istra Inspirita.This trip will provide Istra Inspirit with connections with experts who also apply storytelling as a concept in their business and will provide them with education based on examples of good practice from abroad as well as connections with foreign stakeholders in culture and creative tourism.And don’t forget, tourism is made up of emotions, experiences and stories. Tell stories, our authentic stories.Related news:UNWTO MAKES ISTRIA INSPIRIT AMONG THE BEST TOURIST STORIES IN THE WORLD STORYTELLING IN THE TRUE SENSE – ISTRIA INSPIRITlast_img read more

Monaco’s Prince Albert II tests positive for coronavirus

first_imgPrince Albert II of Monaco has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the principality said in a statement Thursday, adding there were “no concerns for his health.”The titular head of the Mediterranean enclave is continuing to work from his private apartments at the royal palace, the statement said.The announcement came three days after Monaco’s prime minister, Serge Telle, announced that he too had caught COVID-19. Monaco has said all public spaces will be closed to the public starting at midnight on Saturday, including its emblematic casinos catering to the global jet-set, as it joins the ranks of nations locking down in a bid to stem the outbreak.It said Wednesday that nine cases of infection had been detected since the first was announced on February 28.Albert is head of the House of Grimaldi that rules Monaco, the world’s second-smallest country and a haven for the rich and famous because of its low taxes.Topics :last_img read more

COVID-19: Dems calls for cash assistance for poor families, lockdown

first_imgThe government must also ensure the availability of staple foods and prices, especially ahead of Ramadan and Idul Fitri.Read also: Agus Yudhoyono elected as Democratic Party chairman”Don’t let the inflation rate get out of hand,” he said.Agus added that the government should impose a short-term lockdown in areas considered to be hotspots of the disease, despite the impact it could cause on the people and economy. The Democratic Party has demanded that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration enforce a lockdown on urban areas as well as provide financial assistance to low-income households who might lose their income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.“They need financial assistance through cash transfers, Bantuan Langsung Tunai [cash assistance program] or other social safety net programs. We need to maintain the people’s purchasing power, especially the bottom 40 percent,” Dems chairman Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono said in a written statement on Friday. “Public health and safety should be prioritized above all else,” he said.The government, he went on to say, should focus on urban areas considering the population density, saying he was worried that the number of detected COVID-19 cases in Indonesia would increase when it declined in other countries.”Don’t be surprised and late in responding to the virus.”Read also: Indonesian government prepares for worst, including zero percent growth, as COVID-19 hitsThe government announced on Wednesday that it was finalizing a third stimulus package as it reallocated Rp 27 trillion (US$1.8 billion) to fund the healthcare system in fighting the pandemic.It would reallocate up to Rp 10 trillion from the portion of the state budget that was set for ministries and institutions, as well as Rp 17.2 trillion in funds earmarked for regional administrations.These resources, according to Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, would be useful for them in handling COVID-19-related issues immediately as part of the government’s plan to mitigate its effects.She said low-income households and individuals working in the informal sector would be given financial assistance, although she did not provide further details.Topics :last_img read more

Fact-finding team of slain Papuan pastor concludes field investigation, returns to Jakarta

first_imgThe TGPF has also convinced Yeremia’s wife and family members to allow the body to be autopsied as part of the ongoing investigation.Four members of Yeremia’s family also signed a police interrogation report, which made them witnesses in the case.According to the Indonesian Communion of Churches, Indonesian Evangelical Christian Church (GKII) and local media in Papua, Yeremia was allegedly shot by Indonesian Army (TNI) personnel on his way to his pig pen on Sept. 19, at the same time when a military operation reportedly took place.Meanwhile, the TNI has denied the allegation, instead saying that Yeremia was shot by an armed group. The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) confirmed last Friday that it was behind an attack on members of the TGPF in Mamba village, Intan Jaya regency, Papua.Two members of the investigative team were injured: Gadjah Mada University (UGM) lecturer Bambang Purwoko and Indonesian Military (TNI) soldier First Sgt. Faisal Akbar Force.Read also: Body of slain Intan Jaya pastor to be autopsied, says fact-finding teamBenny said the team would resume its investigation in Jakarta to meet its 14 day deadline to report the results of the investigation to the government, which would end Thursday. The government-sanctioned joint fact-finding team (TGPF) says it has concluded the field investigation of the shooting case of Papuan pastor Yeremia Zanambani, despite naming no suspects yet.National Police Commission (Kompolnas) head and TGPF chief Benny Mamoto said the team was set to return to Jakarta on Monday, after conducting a crime scene investigation and questioning more than 25 eyewitnesses. “We have worked to our maximum capacity and were able to relatively achieve our targets, despite the security threats that we faced there,” Benny said in a written statement on Monday.center_img Topics :last_img read more

This new age Queenslander has stayed true to its 1930s heritage

first_img45 Ardoyne Rd, Corinda.THIS timeless 1930s Queenslander has been renovated to preserve its original features while embracing contemporary flair with a range of sophisticated additions. Nestled on an 810sq m double block, the home at 45 Ardoyne Rd, Corinda, has five bedrooms, four bathrooms and two car spaces.The house’s traditional elegance shines through a single-gable facade highlighted by a butterfly staircase, timber balustrade, fretwork, hedging and a wraparound balcony. A decorative arched front door invites entry into the first floor, where VJ walls, polished timber floors, 3m-high ceilings and ornamental archways accentuate the residence’s grandeur. 45 Ardoyne Rd, Corinda.This level also includes a shared bathroom with a Lemurian Blue stone vanity and second bedroom with built-in wardrobe.Polished marble floors feature throughout the ground floor, including a second living room with built-in speakers. Bi-fold doors open out onto an expansive covered patio with a saltwater pool surrounded by established gardens. 45 Ardoyne Rd, Corinda.With its antique chandelier, the dining room presents a semi-formal environment matched by a nearby library featuring plantation shutters and a built-in bookshelf. Floor-to-ceiling mirrored wardrobes feature in the main bedroom, along with an original leadlight bay window and private north-facing balcony. Its well-appointed ensuite has a Lemurian Blue stone vanity and feature wall, Victoria & Albert freestanding bathtub, double shower and granite tiles. 45 Ardoyne Rd, Corinda.Designed to attract natural light and breezes through an array of windows and bi-fold doors, the house promotes year-round indoor and outdoor living. Dark granite benchtops contrast with white cabinetry in the kitchen, which also boasts high-end appliances, a tile splashback, breakfast bar and built-in rangehood. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoAdjacent, a living room flows out to a wraparound timber deck that captures glimpses of the Brisbane River. 45 Ardoyne Rd, Corinda.A large laundry and family bathroom with a Villeroy & Boch bathtub are next to three bedrooms, including one with an ensuite and private entry. Multiple storage rooms, a generous workshop and two-car garage are nearby. Agent Ann-Karyn Fraser of Place New Farm said this was a flawless property that spoiled buyers with privacy, immaculate renovations and an enviable location close to the Brisbane River, restaurants, shops and prestigious schools.The home goes to auction at noon on May 18 at Level 1, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane.last_img read more

Townsville unit prices rise in June quarter

first_imgLeader Newspapers real estate Hot Topic — things to do before you sell — Peter Koulizos — iStock-179216364 Closeup of man counting payments for homeMEDIAN unit prices have jumped 14 per cent in Townsville during the June quarter and the property market is predicted to strengthen with millions being poured into the region through public and private investment.REIQ have released their June quarter of the Queensland Market Monitor which shows in the last three months up to the end of June the median unit sale price jumped 14 per cent from $235,000 in March to $268,000 in June.Despite the recent rise, median unit prices dropped during the last financial year by 10.5 per cent.House prices dropped in the June quarter by 4.6 per cent to $315,000 while annually the house market recorded a 3 per cent drop.Sales of units were mainly below $250,000 while sales of houses were predominantly below $350,000.The report states that the Townsville house and unit market had struggled due to a weak economy and limited employment opportunities but this was expected to improve in the third quarter of the year.REIQ Townsville zone chairman Damien Keyes said Townsville’s strong renovators market where property flippers were snapping up cheap homes had impacted they city’s low median house price.“They are buying homes at that lower price point so it’s not surprising that has driven that median house price to lower levels,” he said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“We’re certainly seeing the transaction volumes spiking and you only have to look at the high-end listings in North Ward that are getting lot of attention and I think that is going to help turn things around in the third quarter.“I think unit prices are just the result of the mix of stock available at the time and you really need to look at rises in back to back quarters to see any decent results.”The report states that the mining industry stabilising would help strength Townsville’s economy.“Conservative coal price forecasts are supporting stability in the mining sector over the coming few years,” the report stated.“Adani’s decision to headquarter in Townsville is a key driver for economic recovery in the region.” The report also stated that projects such as the North Queensland Stadium, $6 million expansion of Domain Central and $56 million proposal to expand the ferry terminal were “real examples of economic prosperity flowing into the region”.Rental vacancies have fallen for the second consecutive quarter to 5 per cent despite a rise in rental supply of 2.2 per cent according to the number, Tenancy of bonds lodged with the Rental Tenancy Authority.Despite a drop in vacancy rates Townsville rental market is still classified as weak.A typical three-bedroom house in Townsville achieves weekly rent of about $285 a week while three-bedroom townhouses were more expensive at $300 per week.last_img read more

City leaders re-up ‘Military Recognition Banner Program’

first_imgBatesville, In. —  The City of Batesville proudly honors the brave men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces through the free Military Recognition Banner Program.Due to the overwhelming response, City Council approved funding in September for an additional 110 military banners which will be displayed beginning in Fall 2018. The new banners will be rotated with the currently installed banners for consecutive years.“This has been our way of showing appreciation to the local servicemen and women who have done so much for our country,” said Mayor Mike Bettice. “These banners are one way that we simply can say thank you.”Community members are welcome to submit a service member, living or deceased, who lives in the Batesville area. An application is attached to this news release and is available at the Memorial Building or online at www.batesvilleindiana.us.Donations are accepted for this free program. Submissions are chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis and if the service member is living, he or she must approve their participation in the program.Those seeking more information may contact Community Development Director Steven Harmeyer at sharmeyer@batesvilleindiana.us or (812) 933-6116.last_img read more

Third annual IMCA Modified Stampede is Saturday at Dodge City

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. – Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds take center stage at Dodge City Raceway Park this Saturday night, July 18 with the third running of the track’s Modified Stampede.While the IMCA Modifieds will battle it out for a $1,200 winner’s share, other DCRP championship chase action will include IMCA SportMods, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.Saturday’s action gets under way at 7:30 p.m.DCRP championship contenders will square off with a host of invading drivers for bragging rights and added money with the Stampede. David Murray Jr. topped the inaugural version of the event in 2013 with Brendon Gemmill taking the checkered flag last year.General admission is $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City on US 283, then 0.9 mile west on US 56, then 0.1 mile south.last_img read more

Hammers earn place in Europa League

first_img Press Association West Ham have three rounds to negotiate before August’s play-off round determines the 22 teams advancing to the group stage. West Ham’s joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold said in a statement: “We are delighted to have won a place in the UEFA Europa League as we want to ensure the Boleyn Ground the best send-off possible, and progress in this competition will certainly help with that. “Starting in early July will bring its challenges but everyone at the club, from the board to the players and supporters, will be relishing the opportunity to feature on the European stage. It should be a fantastic experience.” West Ham will find out their opponents when the draw is made for the first and second qualifying rounds on June 22. Entering the Europa League at this stage is likely to prove an interesting challenge for Allardyce’s successor. Former West Ham defender Slaven Bilic is overriding favourite with the bookmakers to replace him and the Croatian has confirmed he will leave Turkish giants Besiktas. Roberto Di Matteo is second favourite after resigning as Schalke coach, while David Moyes, Unai Emery and Steve McClaren figure prominently on the list. Rafael Benitez and Jurgen Klopp are others to have been linked to the West Ham job. Just days after the end of the season and news that Sam Allardyce is leaving, the Hammers have confirmed they have secured European qualification for the first time since the 2006/07 season. The east Londoners finished top of the Barclays Premier League’s Fair Play table and will be amongst 104 teams whose Europa League campaign begins with the first qualifying round on July 2. center_img West Ham’s new manager will have Europa League football to contend with after the club announced they have qualified through the fair play league.last_img read more

New all-encompassing cycling club formed in Fyrish

first_imgFormer national cyclist Tiexeira and former national champ Toussaint behind projectFORMER national cyclist Shenika Tiexeira is now living her dreams after she and former national champion Randolph Toussaint combined their energies to start the Blazers Cycling Club at Fyrish in Corentyne, Berbice.The official launch of the new all-encompassing club, took place on Thursday last at Benjamin’s Sports Store.Tiexeira, who started as a junior at the Flying Ace Cycle Club before moving to Trojans PSC, where she won the junior and juvenile titles in the women’s category, is hoping that her input can convince more females to get involved in the sport.Although the club is opened to all riders, Tiexeira, who had earned a distinction in Physical Education at CXC, is hoping to use her knowledge and abilities to better prepare females who might want to take cycling to the next level.Toussaint, who has been a mentor to Tiexeira since her early years in the sport, was able to lend support. To get the club started, five racing bicycles and helmets among other cycling gear were donated.Although both cyclists were integrally involved in starting the club, the first executive elected has sports journalist Mark Bradford leading the helm. Toussaint will serve as vice president, with Tiexeira functioning as secretary. Debra Hurst and Gail Thomas will function as treasurer and assistant secretary/treasurer respectively.Meanwhile, President of the Guyana Cycling Federation Linden Dowridge and General Secretary Marc Sonaram also met the executives and ordinary members of the newly formed club and congratulated them for expanding the sport.According to information from Bradford, Dowridge had a heartfelt discussion with the members and committed to providing technical assistance to the club and support for its riders.Sonoram spoke briefly of the constitutional requirements and the affiliation licencing and discipline expected from cyclist.Blazers Cycling Club is the third cycling club in Berbice, and its members are hoping to bring keen competition to the sports in 2021, especially in the female category.last_img read more