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

Pardew backs players to prevail

first_img Pardew said: “The characters grow, the characters will grow as we go along. “This is a difficult club to play for, I think. It can be the greatest club in the world to play for when you are winning, but we are not winning, so it becomes even harder to play for us, and we need to make sure we can handle that. “These players are going to learn more in the next six weeks, probably, than they have for the last two years of their careers.” Even the most opinionated of Newcastle fans have largely been able to compartmentalise their support for the team and their distaste for Pardew and owner Mike Ashley over the years, but for a growing section, patience has now run out. The manager has been subjected to sustained criticism before, during and after recent games, and he admits that cannot have gone unnoticed by the players. He said: “It’s something you can’t disguise from them. Initially this season, the third or fourth game in prior to Southampton, I could shield them to a degree, and I was trying to shield them from the pressure that was coming on me. “But I think it’s too late now. The pressure is going to come through the team, it’s coming through the staff, it’s coming into the training ground, so although it is signalled on me, of course the whole squad is feeling it. “It’s really important for us on Saturday that we give a performance that gets us clapped off at the end, even if it isn’t good enough. I think that’s what we have got to look for on Saturday. “That will be my hope, that our fans clap our players off.” Pardew’s squad underwent significant change during the summer and the likes of Remy Cabella and Emmanuel Riviere, who have been thrown in at the deep end, have struggled to adapt during the early weeks of the campaign. Their lack of Premier League experience, coupled with the club’s failure to land a proven striker, have led some to call into question the club’s well-known transfer policy, although the manager insists that is unfair. He said: “The way players are brought in, it’s obviously a process that we go through, but the model is to buy younger players, and that makes it difficult if you are not winning. “This is the first season we have brought in new players again and not won. Every time I have been here, we have got off to a good start and it helps players bed in quickly. “We have produced some fantastic signings at this football club – I don’t think anyone would deny that – so we can’t suddenly say we have got it all wrong and this is the wrong model and these are the wrong players. “We have got to give them time, and it hasn’t helped, the fact that we haven’t won. But we haven’t got time to wait for players to come through. We need that to happen now. “Remy Cabella has got to start performing now, our younger players like Sammy [Ameobi] and [Paul] Dummett have got to deliver now. We aren’t hanging about anymore. You have to deliver now. “But that might not be a bad thing. If we were in this position with six games to go, I’d be worried. We’ve got a lot of games to go and we’re getting battle-hardened.” Press Association Alan Pardew is convinced his shell-shocked Newcastle players will be stronger for the experience once they have emerged from the storm in which they are currently engulfed. The Magpies travel to Swansea on Saturday without a win in their opening six Barclays Premier League games of the campaign and with their manager facing concerted calls for his departure. However, the 53-year-old believes there is the character within the dressing room not only to cope with a difficult situation, but to use it as a building block in the development of a new-look team. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img February 21, 2020 Manager Terry Francona said Carrasco felt something in his upper leg when squatting on Wednesday.The 32-year-old pitcher made an inspiring comeback last season after being diagnosed with leukemia. He revealed that in June and returned as a reliever in September after treatment.In other MLB news:— Astros outfielder Josh Reddick says he and other players have received death threats in the wake of the team’s sign-stealing scandal. Reddick told reporters in Florida that he received threats on social media and people have commented on pictures of his infant twins, saying they hope they get cancer.PGA-MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP — Winnipeg native Cody Eakin has been acquired by the Jets from the Golden Knights for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2021. The draft choice will become a third-rounder next year if the Jets make the playoffs or re-sign Eakin to a new contract by July 5.— The Sabres have placed suspended defenseman Zach Bogosian on unconditional waivers with the intention of terminating his contract. The move puts Buffalo in position to part ways with a disgruntled player who asked to be traded earlier this season and spent the past week refusing to report to the minors.MLB-NEWSIndians’ Carrasco day to day with mild hip flexor strainUNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco has been diagnosed with a mild strain of his right hip flexor after feeling discomfort while doing squats in the weight room during spring training. The team says forward Oliver Bjorkstrand (BYOHRK’-strand) fractured an ankle in Thursday night’s loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen (YAHR’-moh keh-kah-LAY’-nehn) says Bjorkstrand will be out eight to 10 weeks and might need surgery.Bjorkstrand has 21 goals and 36 points in 49 games this season. He paces Columbus with five game-winning goals and 11 multi-point games.In other NHL news:— The Bruins have added an experienced forward by getting Ondrej Kase (AHN’-dray KAH’-shah) from the Ducks for veteran center David Backes (BAK’-ehs) and 20-year-old blueline prospect Axel Andersson. The move frees up cap space for the Bruins, who were still on the hook for Backes’ contract after he and the team agreed he should stay away from the club while Boston tried to work out a deal.— The Islanders have retired John Tonelli’s No. 27, although he’s given Anders Lee his blessing to continue wearing the jersey number. Tonelli scored or assisted on some of the more memorable playoff goals while the franchise was winning four straight Stanley Cups. He joins Denis Potvin, Clark Gillies, Bryan Trottier, Bob Nystrom and Billy Smith in the rafters at Nassau Coliseum, along with coach Al Arbour and GM Bill Torrey. The Avalanche have won a season-high five straight on the road and have taken 10 of their last 14 overall.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— The Bruins picked up their fifth straight win as Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES’ BEHR’-zhuh-rahn) supplied a pair of goals in a 4-3 decision over the Flames. Bergeron has scored 21 times in 32 games since returning from a lower-body injury, one reason for Boston’s five-point lead over Tampa Bay in the Atlantic Division race.— The Islanders’ season-worst, four-game losing streak is over after Jordan Eberle notched his third career hat trick to lead a 4-1 win against the Red Wings. Leo Komarov (KAH’-mah-rahv) added an empty-netter and Semyon Varlamov (SEHM’-yuhn vahr-LAH’-mahv) stopped 21 shots for New York, which scored just twice in a just-completed, 0-4 road trip.— Jared Spurgeon scored three times and the Wild gave their fading playoff hopes a boost with a 5-3 win against the Oilers. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a pair of goals and an assist for Edmonton, which remains one point behind Vegas for the Pacific Division lead. — The Rangers made it eight wins in 11 games as Mika Zibanejad (MEE’-kuh zih-BAN’-eh-jad) furnished a goal and two assists in a 5-2 verdict over the Hurricanes. Artemi Panarin (ahr-TEH’-mee pah-NAH’-rihn) and Ryan Strome (strohm) each had a goal and an assist in New York’s seventh consecutive road win.— Alex DeBrincat’s (deh-BRIHN’-kats) second goal of the night came 4:02 into OT and sent the Blackhawks past the Predators, 2-1. Corey Crawford stopped 42 shots to backstop Chicago’s second win in nine games.NHL-NEWSBlue Jackets lose their top scorerUNDATED (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have lost their top goal-scorer for the rest of the season. — Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns will sit out for at least two more weeks because of an injured left wrist that the team announced Friday is broken. Towns first had an X-ray after hurting his wrist Jan. 25 against Oklahoma City.NFL LABORUnion committee rejects NFL labor deal; player reps to voteNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL players’ union executive committee have voted 6-5 to recommend rejecting the terms of a labor deal approved by NFL owners the previous day.The owners’ proposal features a 17-game season, shorter preseason, larger rosters and limits on the number of international games. It will next be voted on by the 32 player representatives. Even if they reject it, the union is expected to bring the plan to the entire membership. Objections to an expanded regular season are considered the main stumbling block for player approval. In other NFL news:— The Bears have waived cornerback Prince Amukamara (ah-moo-kah-MOOR’-ah) and speedy receiver Taylor Gabriel. Amukamara started 42 games over the past three seasons and gave the Bears a physical presence in the backfield. Gabriel has 2,860 yards and 14 touchdown catches in six years with three teams.— The Jaguars exercised contract options on receiver Chris Conley and free safety Jarrod Wilson. The Jaguars now have Conley under contract through 2020 and Wilson through 2021. Wilson started all 16 games last season and led the team with 73 tackles and 1,186 snaps.NHL-SCHEDULEBlues pad division lead, Avs win Documents: Michigan student says he reported doctor’s abuseANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — Documents show a doctor continued to work at the University of Michigan for decades after a supervisor confronted him about allegations of sex abuse.According to the documents released to The Associated Press on Friday, one former student told investigators that Dr. Robert E. Anderson was known by student athletes as “Dr. Drop your drawers Anderson.” That man says he told his wrestling coach and others that Anderson molested him during a medical exam in the 1970s.The documents say a former vice president of student life told police he had no idea that Anderson had remained at the school for decades after he confronted the doctor about the allegations.PENN STATE-ABUSE UNDATED (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have put a little more distance between themselves and the Dallas Stars atop the NHL’s Central Division.David Perron (peh-RAHN’) scored his team-leading 24th goal and the Blues picked up their third win in a row by thumping the Stars, 5-1. Jaden Schwartz added his 20th goal to give St. Louis a 4-0 lead and chase All-Star Ben Bishop from the nets early in the second period.Colton Parayko (pah-RAY’-koh) collected a goal and two assists for the defending Stanley Cup champs, while Jordan Kyrou (KY’-roo) furnished a goal and an assist.The win leaves the Blues four points ahead of Dallas. The Stars have a game in hand.Colorado leapfrogged ahead of the Stars and remain three points behind St. Louis after the Avalanche earned a 1-0 win at Anaheim. J.T. Compher scored in the second period to back Pavel Francouz (FRAN-sohs), who made 26 saves in his first NHL shutout. DeChambeau birdies his way to 1-shot lead in MexicoMEXICO CITY (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau is the leader at the midway point of the Mexico Championship.DeChambeau carded seven birdies in an eight hole stretch for an 8-under 63 in this World Golf Championship event. He will enter Saturday with a one-stroke lead over Erik van Rooyen and Patrick Reed at 11 under.Justin Thomas and Hideki Matsuyama (maht-soo-YAH’-mah) are two strokes back and one ahead of Rory McIlroy.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTOR INVESTIGATION Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) poured in 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Raptors dumped the Suns, 118-101. Siakam connected on 12 of 19 attempts, including 5 of 9 from 3-point range.Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) contributed 16 points, while teammates Fred VanVleet and Terence Davis each added 14 for the defending NBA champs.The outcome leaves the Raptors with a 41-15 record and a 1 ½-game lead over Boston in the Atlantic Division.The Celtics kept pace as Gordon Hayward scored a team-high 29 points in a 127-117 win at Minnesota. Daniel Theis (tys) had career highs with 25 points and 16 rebounds to help the Celts win for the ninth time in 10 games.Jalen Brown accounted for 25 points for Boston, and Jayson Tatum added 28 with 11 rebounds while fellow All-Star Kemba Walker sat out because of a minor knee injury. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULERaptors, Celtics winUNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors bounced back nicely after their team-record, 15-game winning streak was stopped by a 20-point loss at Brooklyn before the All-Star break. Update on the latest sports In other Friday night NBA action:— The Mavericks cruised to a 122-106 win at Orlando behind Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chich), who furnished 33 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Max Kleber added a career-high 26 points off the bench as the Mavericks improved to 19-8 away from Dallas this season, bettering their road victory total from last year.— Chris Paul furnished 20 of his 29 points in the second half of the Thunder’s 113-101 triumph over the Nuggets. Steven Adams chipped in 19 points and 17 rebounds to Oklahoma City’s 14th victory in 17 games.— The Pacers were 106-98 winners over the Knicks as T.J. Warren provided 27 points and eight rebounds for Indiana. Domantas Sabonis (doh-MAHN’-tahs sah-BOH’-nihs) added 24 points and 13 boards to Indiana’s second straight win.— Dejounte (dih-ZHAHN’-tay) Murray’s 23 points and seven rebounds led the Spurs’ balanced attack in a 113-104 downing of the Jazz. DeMar DeRozan added 18 points and seven assists, while LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in 15 points and eight rebounds as San Antonio stopped Utah’s four-game winning streak. American women seek more than $66M in damages from US SoccerUNDATED (AP) — Players on the U.S. women’s national team are seeking more than $66 million in damages as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation.Players on the women’s national team sued the federation last March alleging institutionalized gender discrimination.Documents show federation lawyers repeatedly pushed members of the champion U.S. women’s team to detail distinctions between their sport, which they dominate, and the men’s game, where the Americans struggle. Associated Press Penn State settles ‘outstanding issues’ with Paterno familyHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State and the family of the late head football coach Joe Paterno announced Friday they have resolved “outstanding issues” that had divided them, eight years after he was fired following assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation arrest. Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in 2012 and is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence.The deal ends a lawsuit against the university by the Paternos’ son Jay Paterno, who is currently a member of the Penn State board. Jay Paterno had claimed the university-commissioned report into the scandal had unfairly tarnished him and made him unable to find work as a football coach.Joe Paterno was 85 when he died of cancer-related complications in January 2012.WOMEN’S SOCCER-EQUAL PAY — The Cavaliers won their first game under interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff as Colin Sexton scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter of their second consecutive victory, 113-110 against the Wizards. Cedi Osman added 16 points and Darius Garland had 15 to help Cleveland win for the third time in 16 games since their previous two-game winning streak.NBA-LAKERS-RESCHEDULESNBA reschedules Lakers gamesUNDATED (AP) — The game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers that was postponed following Kobe Bryant’s death has been rescheduled for April 9. The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 28, two days after Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash. The Lakers will play at home on three straight nights, with the NBA saying Friday that the game against Golden State scheduled for April 9 will be played April 7 and the game against Chicago set for April 7 will be played April 8.In other NBA news:last_img read more

Hiring freeze finally comes to an end

first_imgUSC’s university-wide hiring freeze finally came to a conclusion on July 1, but officials say that departments will still be carefully evaluating the need to create new positions from here on out.The university initiated the freeze in 2008 as a financial buffer in the slowing economy. The freeze was originally scheduled to end in June  2009, but university officials announced an extension of the freeze last year.“The hiring freeze was a pre-emptive move to make sure we wouldn’t be in a position where we would have to cut out any of our programs,” said Robert Cooper, vice provost for planning and budget.Before the freeze, departments could create new staff and faculty positions at their own discretion, as long as they had the funds to do so.Anticipating that families of university employees could be impacted by the economy, USC initiated the freeze as a precaution to prevent any dramatic layoffs or other cutbacks during the economic recession.“The financial issue for USC was minimal,” Cooper said. “We did not see a reduction in the number of students, so in terms of tuition revenue, we weathered the storm.”The university implemented a new hiring process that asked each department to closely analyze new positions and streamline any administrative work during the freeze. Hiring requests were handled on a case-by-case basis within each department, before being sent to the university and then to the provost’s office for a final decision.“Deans were to look at the positions and they were asked to only post the critical positions,” Cooper said.Though the freeze is now over, the university will continue to follow the hiring procedures enacted for the last two years. The process requires analysis of each new position and top approval for those positions, Cooper said.According to Cooper, the administration wanted to ensure that the student experience at USC would not change if the university experienced any sort of financial difficulty.“It was not an across the board, ‘no exceptions made’ type of freeze,” Cooper said. “We wanted to make sure what we did didn’t impact the students.”Geneva Overholser, director of Annenberg’s School of Journalism, said her department was able to make hires during the freeze when it was necessary.“We are lucky since many of our fellow journalism schools, especially state schools, were not able to hire faculty,” Overholser said. “We have been very blessed with wonderful faculty hires we made during the freeze and I am grateful to the university for keeping the faculty lines open to hiring.”Samantha Klein, a senior majoring in fine arts, said she did not notice any changes because of the hiring freeze.“As a student, the only reason I knew there was a hiring freeze was because I heard people where I work in [Information Technology Programs] talking about it,” Klein said. “Other than that I didn’t notice anything, especially since the school stepped up the off-campus security with all the new guards.”USC is currently looking to create 550 new positions.last_img read more

NBA HORSE tournament results: Highlights, best shots from bracket’s opening round

first_imgTrae Young vs. Chauncey Billups7:32 p.m.: FINAL: Chauncey Billups wins his first round matchup. After starting out up three, Young falls apart and doesn’t gain another point on Billups, who eliminates Young with a banked 3. Young didn’t attempt a single long-range shot. That should be considered a major disappointment.”That’s the way to respect your elders, Trae!” 🤣— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) April 12, 2020If I’m gonna lose, I’m gonna have to lose to a Legend 🤷🏽‍♂️ and a mentor of mine✊🏽 Good Game… but believe me, we running it back next time I come visit you in Denver @1MrBigShot Deal? 💯🤣 #ImReadyToPlayForealAgain— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) April 13, 2020🏀 NBA HORSE Challenge 🏀 @1MrBigShot comes back from down H-O to nothing and defeats @TheTraeYoung in the opening round of the NBA Horse Challenge on ESPN!— NBA (@NBA) April 12, 20207:25 p.m.: Billups has grinded his way back into this matchup. Both players are at H-O-R now.🏀 NBA HORSE Challenge 🏀 @1MrBigShot gets @TheTraeYoung to H-O-R with 3 straight makes!📺: ESPN— NBA (@NBA) April 12, 20207:15 p.m.: Billups starts off with a bone-headed miss.Trae gave Chauncey a H with the easy bucket 🤣— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) April 12, 2020 The NBA HORSE Competition produced plenty of first-round highlights on Sunday.Six current and former NBA players and two WNBA stars are involved in a televised HORSE tournament from their own backyards, trying to claim a quarantine crown in front of a national audience. Retired guard Chauncey Billups upset Trae Young, while Allie Quigley knocked off Chris Paul to advance to the semifinals. Billups will face Mike Conley next. Quigley will face Zach LaVine.🏀 NBA HORSE Challenge 🏀The NBA Horse Challenge presented by State Farm semifinals are set! @1MrBigShot vs. @MCONLEY10 @ZachLaVine vs. @alliequigleySemifinals & Finals: Thursday 4/16 at 9 PM ET on ESPN— NBA (@NBA) April 13, 2020MORE: Who is Allie Quigley? A look at the WNBA sharpshooterSporting News provided live updates of the action:Results, highlights, best shots from NBA HORSEChris Paul vs. Allie Quigley8:57 p.m.: FINAL: Quigley knocks off Paul in a close one. Paul’s attempted bank shot to stay alive rimmed out.🏀 NBA HORSE Challenge 🏀 @alliequigley takes down @CP3 to advance in the NBA HORSE Challenge presented by State Farm! 🙌— WNBA (@WNBA) April 13, 20208:56 p.m.: Both players are at H-O-R-S now. This shot got CP3 going.🏀 NBA HORSE Challenge 🏀Clever shot by @CP3 to stay afloat in Round 1!NBA Horse Challenge presented by State Farm— NBA (@NBA) April 13, 20208:49 p.m.: Paul is up to H-O-R-S.8:39 p.m.: Quigley hits a layup while sitting down, and Paul fails to match it. Paul now has H-O.🏀 NBA HORSE Challenge 🏀 @alliequigley knocks down the Pistol Pete Maravich homage‼️She leads @CP3 H-O to H in Round 1 of the NBA Horse Challenge presented by State Farm on ESPN.— NBA (@NBA) April 13, 20208:34 p.m.: The final quarterfinals matchup of the evening is underway.Zach LaVine vs. Paul Pierce8:25 p.m.: FINAL: LaVine shuts out Pierce.🏀 NBA HORSE Challenge 🏀”I’m in the dirt. Show him I’m in the dirt.” @ZachLaVine wins in a familiar way… with a deep triple.📺: NBA Horse Challenge presented by State Farm onESPN— NBA (@NBA) April 13, 2020Shutout!— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) April 13, 20208:13 p.m.: Basically LaVine has realized that while he can’t dunk, he can just hang in the air on layups. Pierce, owner of far less athletic legs, is up to H-O-R as a result.8:06 p.m.: LaVine is hitting everything in the early going. Pierce is up to H-O.Zach giving PP34 the work early! @ZachLavine : NO LETTERS @PaulPierce34 : H-O🎥: @espn— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) April 13, 20208:02 p.m.: LaVine can’t dunk in this competition (per tournament rules). Let’s see if his shooting can hold up against a king of basketball fundementals.Mike Conley vs. Tamika Catchings7:55 p.m.: FINAL: Conley wins easily. Conley saves his best shot for last, knocking down a behind the backboard layup.MIKE CONLEY’S WINNING SHOT! He advances to the semifinals 🏀Good game, @Catchin24 ❤️📺: @espn— utahjazz (@utahjazz) April 12, 20207:50 p.m.: Catchings is in danger of being shut out. She’s at H-O-R-S without getting anything on Conley.Mike without any letters 💅📺: @espn— utahjazz (@utahjazz) April 12, 20207:44 p.m.: Conley takes a one-letter lead with an off-hand effort.Mike’s not-so-secret weapon: Using his “weak hand”**Mike Conley does not have a weak hand📺: @ESPN— utahjazz (@utahjazz) April 12, 20207:40 p.m.: Catchings and Conley match each other with 360 layups in the early going.last_img read more