Lado celebrates the 70th anniversary of his artistic work

first_imgThe year in which it celebrates the 70th anniversary of its artistic activity, the Ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs of Croatia LADO is preparing the program “Let the sun shine on everyone where there is still our family”, fully dedicated to songs and dances of Croats abroad. An opportunity to show our guests our cultural and historical heritage. Inform your guests about LADO or better yet, as a host in family accommodation take them to a celebratory concert and be proud of our tradition, history and heritage. Zadar – wake up, it is quality and authentic content that tourists want to see and experience. It is a story we must tell our tourism. Photo: LADO The celebratory concert will be held in Zadar on April 26, 2019 at the Arsenal Zadar. Find out more about the concert HERE “During their turbulent past, especially in the period between the 15th and 17th centuries, Croats from the territory of today’s Republic of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina due to military activities sought refuge outside their homeland, inhabiting areas where they have remained to this day. Through all these centuries, separated from the motherland, they have preserved their identity and their traditional culture. Therefore, the Ensemble of Croatian Folk Dances and Songs LADO dedicates its seventieth birthday to them.”, Says the artistic director of the LADO Ensemble Andrija Ivančan and points out that the very name of the program calls on all peoples in the countries inhabited by Croats to love, peace, tolerance, respect and building bridges between peoples and their cultures. Lado are the guardians of our tradition, heritage and customs, and by their actions they take care that they do not disappear into oblivion. For more than seven decades, Lado has been performing on stages all over the world, and with over 5.000 performances in Croatia and 48 countries around the world, he tells the story of our customs and identity, the story of Croats. Lado certainly deserves the title of ambassador of Croatian tourism. LADO has a holdings with more than 1.200 sets of folk costumes of exceptional value and beauty, some of which are over 100 years old, so we can freely call it a traveling museum that is extremely valuable and important for preserving and nurturing our identity, culture and customs. I keep emphasizing how we should be and sell what we are – Croats. That is the very essence of tourism. Tourists want to hear, see and taste our history, our culture, our way of life.last_img read more

A luxury, modernist home on one of the largest private freehold riverfront blocks in Brisbane has hit the market

first_img99 Rosecliffe St, Dutton Park.“We have raised our three children here and the house has seen us entertain on many occasions, often with up to 150 guests,” Ms Malone said. DETAILS 99 Rosecliffe St, Dutton Park.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours ago“The house sits high and at an angle on the block that provides a beautiful view across to the University of Queensland and also an extensive view up the reach of the river towards Fairfield/Yeronga,” Ms Malone said. “It’s not your typical straight-across river view and that was breathtaking on our first inspection. It is still what guests find most breathtaking when they first enter the house.” 99 Rosecliffe St, Dutton Park.Open-plan family living was very important so there are multiple zones which are adaptable, according to the needs of a growing family.“We did not want the house to be a big, modern, cold house which you often see, and I think we achieved that with the mix of natural finishes and the connection with the outdoors,” Ms Malone said. “It’s almost like you can reach out and touch the river when you’re in the house.”  Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:10Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:10 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPrestige property with Elizabeth Tilley09:10 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING SELLS IN A WEEK Features retained from the original dwelling include a beautiful terrazzo floor and ornate plaster ceilings. A storage area was transformed into a 1000-bottle, climate-controlled wine cellar. 99 Rosecliffe St, Dutton ParkThe Malones wanted the three-level design to be contemporary and warm, using a mix of elements including timber, bluestone, concrete and glass.center_img 99 Rosecliffe St, Dutton Park.There is something special about living within 3kms of the CBD on the Brisbane River, yet feeling like you’re tucked away from the world at a private retreat.This has been the way of life for the Malone family since 2004, when they purchased their 1694sq m waterfront property at Dutton Park.“The location was what drew us to the property initially,” Kristine Malone said.“We had returned home from London and had lived previously in Dutton Park and Highgate Hill and loved the area.” 99 Rosecliffe St, Dutton Park.It was the perfect opportunity for the family to build their “dream home” on the spectacular riverfront site.“I recall the river aspect was of course the critical element in us deciding to purchase the property initially; that and the size of the block which is quite large for riverfront,” Ms Malone said. INTERSTATE BUYERS DROP $4M PLUS ON PENTHOUSE An extensive renovation in 2009 was designed to improve the relationship between the water and residence.last_img read more

PLDT: ‘IT’S A LIE!’

first_img“Thefindings of the technical team will be presented to the Commission and releasedto the public accordingly,” said Devanadera. “The ERChas no participation, in any manner, in the said (Nov. 14) press conference,”stressed Devanadera. UGLY AND HAZARDOUS. If this is not a fire hazard, what is? Though these electricity, telephone and cable television cables look more like ugly spider’s cobwebs, residents of this neighborhood in Barangay Baldoza, La Paz, Iloilo City call them “spaghetti wires”. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Lescano was oneof the founders of the Iloilo City public utilities group where PECO is also amember.   According to thePLDT executive, “It is clear among engineers and utility companies that thesaid fires originated from PECO’s electrical wires, but since our lines andcables are closely attached to their secondary lines, they get burned in theprocess.” ERC has completed its field inspection and data gathering on theseries of pole fire incidents in this city. As defense to thecomplaint of Mayor Jerry Treñas to the ERC about the pole fires, PECOclaimed that between 2017 to 2019 the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) recorded709 post fires and that only 138 of these involved its own poles while 571involved those of telcos. PLDT’s messengerwires are without voltage, made of steel and serve as tension to their copperand fiber cables and connected to the ground for lightning protection, Lescanostressed. The other day,ERC slammed PECO for making it appear that theagency was part of a recent press conference that the franchise-less powerdistributor held in Metro Manila. But Lescano saidonly PLDT’s copper cable has voltage but very minimal – 24 volts if idle andpeaks at 49 volts only if in use.   PECO has notrained technical people to solve the problem, BFP reported to the ERC. “It’s just like avolt of a battery which can never cause fire of the magnitude responded to bythe BFP when they were called to address pole fires incidents,” saidLescano.  Lescano agreedwith Iloilo City fire marshal Chief Inspector Christopher Regencia’sexplanation that only electricity wires, either damaged or overloaded, couldactually cause fires. More than half or1,464 cases out of 2,887 incidents of fire in Iloilo City since January 2014were caused by pole fires, according to BFP- Iloilo City. “Maybe Cacho, whois not an engineer, has no knowledge at all. Or is he just using us asscapegoat?” asked Lescano.  In recent mediainterviews, Marcelo Cacho, head of PECO’s Public Engagement and GovernmentAffairs, said PLDT’s messenger wires also have high voltage.  “It’s alie. It is not correct to say that the more than 500 posts are ours. Wehave very few wooden poles compared to theirs,” said Lescano who previouslyserved as PLDT Iloilo manager.  ERC remains independent in thedischarge of its functions, including the conduct of investigations, stressedChairperson Agnes Devanadera. Criticizing the press conference,Devanadera stressed, “Prematurereporting of the outcome of our investigation is but a product of speculationthat serves no purpose, except to confuse the public.”/PN ILOILO City –Aside from courting the ire of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), PanayElectric Co. (PECO) has also angered telecommunications giant Philippine LongDistance Telephone Co. (PLDT) for attributing incidents of pole fires in thiscity to telephone companies. “I really feelbad about this. PECO is making these claims but it has never told us about thisupfront everytime we meet with other utility companies,” said Lescano. PLDT vicepresident for Visayas Rene Lescano clarified they only have 2,000 poles inIloilo City and of these, only 800 are wooden compared to PECO’s 30,000 poles. He also insistedthat it was not the poles that started the fires but the electrical wires ofPECO. last_img read more

#MoreThanGolf conference is a sell out

first_img England Golf’s first innovation conference, #MoreThanGolf, is a sell out among golf industry representatives who aim to plan for a bright future.  The conference, at Villa Park next Tuesday, will showcase new ideas and innovative ways to develop the game. There will be a special focus on how golf clubs can grow by becoming hubs for their communities. It has attracted delegates from across the spectrum, including golf club representatives, PGA professionals, industry governing bodies and commercial golf organisations ranging from businesses involved in golf marketing to multi-course operators. Iain Lancaster, England Golf’s Club Engagement Manager, said: “This is the first time we’ve organised anything like this and the response has been fantastic.  “It’s clear that there’s a huge appetite for new ideas and ways to create stronger businesses by reaching out to new markets.” A range of speakers will inspire clubs to try fresh approaches and to learn more about the contribution golf can make to public health and social good. Topics will also include new and shorter formats of the game and the European Tour’s Fredrik Lindgren will talk about the impact of Super Sixes while Pam Painter of British Speedgolf will provide a case study. The keynote speakers are Svend Elkjaer, who works with England Golf on the #MoreThanGolf innovation project, and Maria Nolan, general manager of Hollingbury Park and Waterhall Golf Clubs in Sussex. Svend is the director of Sports Marketing Network, a consultancy and information provider which works to develop vibrant, visible and viable community sport. He will highlight the benefits of golf clubs working for and with communities and will explain the simple steps they can take to broaden their scope and enjoy the benefits. Maria will share tips and advice on the initiatives which helped Hollingbury Park Golf Course to win the category for Strongest Community Engagement at the recent 2017 England Golf Awards. Among the other speakers are Nick Pink, the England Golf Chief Executive, and representatives of UK Active and Oxygen Trampoline Parks. A range of case studies will also be presented. 7 Jun 2017 #MoreThanGolf conference is a sell out last_img read more

Fiona returns to international action

first_img The players:  Suffolk’s Fiona Edmond will return to international action after an absence of 25 years when she represents England in the European senior women’s team championship.  Fiona returns to international action  Julie Brown (Trentham, Staffordshire) won the 2015 British senior championship and was runner-up last year. She won the English senior title in 2014 and has represented England every year since then.  Lulu Housman (Wyke Green, Middlesex) won the English senior stroke play title in 2015 and went on to join Brown in the team which won European gold. She was a semi-finalist in this year’s senior amateur and tied 11th in the strokeplay. The team is composed of the top four players from the senior order of merit and two selectors’ picks. The automatic places were taken by Brown, Greenfield, Foster and Housman. 2 Aug 2017 Fiona returns to international action Caroline Berry (Bromborough, Cheshire) is a past English senior champion and reached the semi-finals of this year’s event, having been top qualifier. She was 16th in the stroke play championship. Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe, Sussex) is playing only her second full season of senior golf and has been runner-up three times, most recently in the senior amateur championship in May.  The championship will be played from 5-9 September in Slovakia. England’s recent record in this event is excellent, winning the gold medal in 2014, silver in 2015 and bronze last year.  Fiona Edmond (Ipswich, Suffolk) was an England and GB&I international before illness, children and work put a stop to her golf. She dusted off her clubs about three years ago and won the English senior title at her first attempt in May. (Image copyright Leaderboard Photography). Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire) has won back-to-back English senior stroke play titles. She was a quarter finalist in the senior amateur championship.   Caroline Berry (Bromborough, Cheshire) is a past English senior champion and reached the semi-finals of this year’s event, having been top qualifier. She was 16th in the stroke play championship.center_img Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe, Sussex) is playing only her second full season of senior golf and has been runner-up three times, most recently in the senior amateur championship in May.  The English senior women’s champion will be joined in the team by English senior stroke play champion Jackie Foster, Caroline Berry, Julie Brown, Aileen Greenfield and Lulu Housman.  The championship will be played from 5-9 September in Slovakia. England’s recent record in this event is excellent, winning the gold medal in 2014, silver in 2015 and bronze last year.  Julie Brown (Trentham, Staffordshire) won the 2015 British senior championship and was runner-up last year. She won the English senior title in 2014 and has represented England every year since then.  The players:  Fiona Edmond (Ipswich, Suffolk) was an England and GB&I international before illness, children and work put a stop to her golf. She dusted off her clubs about three years ago and won the English senior title at her first attempt in May.  She will be joined in the team by English senior stroke play champion Jackie Foster, Caroline Berry, Julie Brown, Aileen Greenfield, and Lulu Housman.  Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire) has won back-to-back English senior stroke play titles. She was a quarter finalist in the senior amateur championship.   Senior women’s champion Fiona Edmond will return to international action after an absence of 25 years when she represents England in the European women’s team championship.  The team is composed of the top four players from the senior order of merit and two selectors’ picks. The automatic places were taken by Brown, Greenfield, Foster and Housman. Lulu Housman (Wyke Green, Middlesex) won the English senior stroke play title in 2015 and went on to join Brown in the team which won European gold. She was a semi-finalist in this year’s senior amateur and tied 11th in the strokeplay.last_img read more

SPSCC Opens New Design- and Build-Focused Spaces at Lacey Campus

first_imgFacebook38Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSPSCC cut the ribbon at the newly renovated Lacey Campus Building 3. The space brings closer two Professional Technical programs: the design-focused Advanced Manufacturing on floor one and the build-focused Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Technology on floor two.Both the spaces and curriculum were designed collaboratively with input from industry, advisory councils, faculty, and student graduates. “By having the programs co-located, it’s easier for students to see what happens on the other side of their curriculum,” said Dean of Natural & Applied Sciences Bryan Powell. “Advanced Manufacturing students receive some design training but can now participate in courses with in-depth focus on designing something to build. And AEC students will be able to see tangible results from models created on a computer.”“Our Professional Technical programs are always designed collaboratively to ensure our students graduate with current industry standards,” said Dean of Applied Technology Kathy Hoover. “Our goal is employment in their field of study.”  Additionally, the programs support SPSCC’s initiative to serve working adults and to connect to Joint Base Lewis – McChord.Speakers at the ceremony included state Sen. Sam Hunt, chair of the SPSCC board of trustees, Doug Mah, SPSCC president Dr. Timothy Stokes, and Dean of Applied Technology Kathy Hoover.Building 3 represents that second renovation on the Lacey Campus since it was purchased. Building 2, home of the Lacey Veterans Services Hub, will be renovated in the coming year.Also recognized at the ribbon cutting were the businesses from industry that joined forces to create the AEC Technology Endowed Scholarship through the SPSCC Foundation.Scholarship – FoundersAHBL Engineers, BCE Engineers, Betschart Electric Co., Exodus Engineering, FORMA Construction, Hensel Phelps, Hoffman Construction, Kaufman Construction, Kc2 Services, KMB Architects, Korsmo ConstructionScholarships SupportersChristensen Inc. General Contractor, Hargis Engineers, Pease Construction, Ronald Harpel Construct, Inc., Sargent Engineers, SCJ Alliance, Veach Consulting Engineerslast_img read more

Future’s So Bright — NYS’s Matteo Faraguna earns BCSPL spot with Thompson Okanagan Intakes

first_imgIt was obvious that Matteo Faraguna has the skills to succeed in many sports.An accomplished track and field star with the Kootenay Chaos as well as a pretty good minor hockey player and skier, the 12-year-old prodigy, however, decided to follow in the footsteps of his father Al and grandfather Guido to pursue a career in the roundball sport.Faraguna took a major step in that direction after being selected to the Thompson Okanagan U13 Intakes BC Soccer Premier League squad following tryouts earlier this year in Kelowna.“I was very excited to be on the team and have the chance to get to know all of the coaches, staff and players,” the Nelson Youth Soccer star told The Nelson Daily.Faraguna played the past season for the U12 Development squad with NYS.However, needing a little more incentive in the sport, Trafalgar Middle School student decided to tryout with BCSPL in the Okanagan.“I have only known Matteo for a brief period of time, what we saw was a player that had a tremendous work rate and speed to match,” said Thompson Okanagan Technical Director Jason Thompson.“His ability in a one on one situation was very good and has a very good base of technical skill. Mateo’s compete level is very good.”The Intakes team has commenced preseason training, with Faraguna and Company completing the first week of practice.The team is preparing to attend the SX Cup Labour Day weekend in the Lower Mainland.The following weekend the Thompson/Okanagan Association hosts a BCSPL Jamboree where Intake teams from throughout the province travels to Kelowna.The U13 Intake festival happens every fall, combining all of the rookie U13 players to the BCSPL at one location. Thompson said the league runs until early November, depending on playoffs, concluding around November 25.The players have December off before returning to the training grounds in January.Second half begins February 25, running through until July.Thompson said this a long stretch for the players and there is a lot of travel during February, March and April combined with twice-a-week training sessions.“I am not surprised,” Thompson exclaimed when asked about the talent pool in the Kootenays.“We have had players in the past from the Kootenay’s that were involved. With the addition of the Whitecaps Prospects Centre there I only see players getting better and better.”Thompson said it’s that partnership between the Whitecaps and BC Soccer that is opening up high-level soccer to the entire province instead of teams being filled with players from Lower Mainland or Okanagan associations.“We speak with the regional head coaches of these academies about up and coming players and players that are displaying a high level of play,” Thompson explains.“It is a great system that benefits TOFC (Thompson Okanagan Football Club), the Whitecaps and links the players to the highest level of play that BC Soccer can provide.”“I am certain with the coaching that is provided at the Whitecaps Academies more players will come out of these areas,” Thompson adds.Faraguna, who arrived at the Intakes as a striker, is impressed with the level of coaching and competition during the first week of training.Continuing to want to grow his game has been a goal for Faraguna.And one he most definitely would like to maintain.“My goals from now on are to work as hard as I can to make the HPP (High Performance Program) and hopefully one day receive a scholarship and possibly play for the National Team,” Faraguna said.No doubt with skill from the Faraguna gene pool, — his grandfather Guido, chewed up defenses and filled nets during his time on Interior pitches while father Al, was just as skilled on those same fields in youth and senior men’s soccer, those goals don’t seem to be too far out of line.last_img read more