By raising the festival flag Libertas with verses Hymns of freedom on Monday, July 10 at 21:00 pm in front of the Church of St. Vlaho, the 68th Dubrovnik Summer Festival will be officially opened, which will traditionally be held until August 25 this year as well.In 47 days, at more than 15 ambient locations, approximately 2.000 artists from all over the world will perform about 60.000 drama, music, opera, ballet, folklore and other programs in front of an international audience of 80 domestic and foreign visitors. “The financial plan envisages a total budget of HRK 12,250,000, of which public funds are around HRK 8,5, and own revenue and ticket revenue amount to HRK 2 million, while sponsors and donors supported us with HRK 1,6 million. They contributed to the increase of the financial plan compared to last year, so I take this opportunity to thank the new sponsors Mastercard® and Tele2, but also HEP, Kraš, Adriatic luxury hotels and many other loyal sponsors support our artistic efforts and recognize our creative strength and potential. I will also point out the amount of additional 200.000 kuna for investments provided by the City of Dubrovnik, which is an incentive to strengthen this segment of the institution’s business in the next 4 years of my term, which is necessary if we want to be a strong partner to the city. ” pointed out the director of the Games Ivana Medo Bogdanović, referring to the stable financial structure of the 68th Games.67th DUBROVNIK SUMMER GAMES IN NUMBERSWhat is the significance, size and importance of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival is sometimes best shown in numbers, so let’s start in order… Dubrovnik Summer Festival last year brought together almost 2.000 artists from around the world who in 47 days from July 10 to August 25 at 17 stage and ambient locations of the city of Dubrovnik and its surroundings, in front of 60.000 domestic and foreign visitors performed 93 drama, music, dance, folklore, film and art programs.93 programs were successfully performed at 17 ambient locations, as well as 21 concerts featuring orchestras, chamber ensembles and soloists demonstrating skill in many styles and performing a variety of musical genres. A new program called Towards the Future was realized, which presented young virtuosos, winners of prestigious international music awards.Approximately 67 visitors saw the programs of the 60.000th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, and from July 1 to August 24, the official website of the Games www.dubrovnik-festival.hr recorded almost 40.000 unique visitors from countries from all continents according to the recognized methodology of “Google Analytics”. world, most of them from Croatia, the UK, USA, Italy, Serbia, Germany and Austria.In addition to a rich drama, film, dance, music, folklore and accompanying program, 9 press conferences were held and 118 press releases were sent. 223 media representatives were accredited to cover the Games, of which 122 were local journalists, 40 local photographers and cameramen, and 20 journalists and cameramen from foreign newsrooms.The Games were covered by numerous media and more than 500 articles about the Games were published in domestic and foreign newspapers, and over 1000 on news portals. The festival gained significant media space on national television stations and local television, and great interest from domestic and foreign media resulted is with almost 2000 media releases.67. Games recorded a 6% increase in online ticket sales compared to last year, as well as an increase in agency sales. The Dubrovnik Summer Festival was founded in 1950, when numerous theater and music events took place throughout Europe, and rightly bears the title of the leading cultural institution in Croatia and as one of the five most prominent European cultural festivals.Take a look at the rich program of events of the 68th Dubrovnik Summer Festival on the official ones web site read more
Topics : Up to now, the number of known asymptomatic cases has been classified, and it is not included in the official data, though the South China Morning Post newspaper, citing unpublished official documents, recently said it was more than 40,000.In an effort to dispel public fears about hidden cases of the virus, the government has this week ordered health authorities to turn their attention to finding asymptomatic cases and releasing their data on them.Health authorities in Liaoning province were the fist to do so on Wednesday, saying the province had 52 cases of people with the coronavirus who showed no symptoms as of March 31, they said in a statement on a provincial government website.Hunan province said it had four such cases, all of them imported from abroad, it said in a statement on its website. Chinese health authorities began on Wednesday reporting on asymptomatic cases of the coronavirus as part of an effort to allay public fears that people could be spreading the virus without knowing they are infected with it.China, where the coronavirus emerged late last year, has managed to bring its outbreak under control and is easing travel restrictions in virus hot spots.But there are concerns that the end of lockdowns will see thousands of infectious people move back into daily life without knowing they carry the virus, because they have no symptoms and so have not been tested. The National Health Commission is due to start reporting aggregate, national data on asymptomatic cases later on Wednesday.There is debate among experts about how infectious asymptomatic cases are but the commission has said all cases would be centrally quarantined for 14 days.It said 1,541 people with asymptomatic coronavirus infections were under observation as of the end of Monday.China has had more than 81,000 cases of the coronavirus and 3,305 deaths. read more
10 Moana Park Avenue, Broadbeach Waters Qld 4218. Picture: Realestate.com.auA CANAL house in one of Queensland’s hottest locations has had its asking price slashed to $829,000.The three bedroom, single bath, four car garage home is on a large 746sq m block, has a pool and outdoor entertaining areas, water access and good proximity to shops, restaurants, transport, beach and casino.It was “reduced from (an) initial price of $888,000 in September 2017”, said SQM Research head Louis Christopher.“Some larger properties in the street sold for over $1 million,” he said. “No doubt the home offers loads of potential and it could be a great opportunity to purchase a property in a prestige cul-de-sac.” Ready for the next owner.“The area is looking promising for property investors,” Mr Christopher said.Gross rental yield was “currently sitting at 3.54 per cent, showing a slight increase from 3.51 per cent in early September and current residential vacancy rates at 1.2 per cent, a small decrease from 1.24 per cent in August 2017”, he said. More than enough entertainment space.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoA home three doors down sold for $1.1m in September last year.Agent Rod Martin of John Reid Real Estate said the home at 10 Moana Park Avenue, Broadbeach Waters, had water and beach access but no pontoon to tie a boat up to.“Technically it’s not a waterfront property,” he said. “There’s a council grass verge behind it, so you can’t have a boat there. You could keep a tinny on your block and take it down the access though.”It was listed as having built in robes in all three bedrooms, one updated bathroom, modern kitchen with quality appliances, separate lounge and dining. It was also freshly painted, with new carpets and has water views and sandy beach access. HIGH LIFE: Penthouse sold for less than $1m COASTAL RISE: Sun, sand, surf ride property wave NEWS: Add your email to get The Courier-Mail’s real estate news direct to your inbox According to CoreLogic, the property’s most recent asking rent was $620 a week in June this year. It last sold in May for $720,000, underwent a major renovation and was put back on the market in September for $888,000 and now reduced to $829,000, the data said.Mr Christopher said it was important to “keep doing your research” with asking prices for three bedders in the postcode having decreased marginally (0.3 per cent) over the month and -4.9 per cent over the quarter – though they had grown 21.3 per cent over 12 months.*FOLLOW Sophie Foster on Twitter @SophieFoster or Facebook @SophieFoster.Journalist The pool looks out to the canal. The house was built in 1980 according to CoreLogic records. The facade is not ostentatious. read more
The gradual decline was mirrored on the S&P 500, which closed at 2,202.44 in 17 August, but was down to 1,893.21 by the end of Monday.Earlier today, the Chinese central bank cut base interest rates to 4.6% and promised to provide more liquidity to its banking sector, in order to boost lending and consumer demand.Harmen Geers, spokesman for €424bn asset manager APG, stressed it was too early to worry about the markets, or call it a market correction.APG, which manages assets for €356bn Dutch civil service scheme ABP, said it lost €45bn in the 2008 market crash but made €35bn back the following year.Despite the current losses on the stock markets, ABP’s assets are still at a higher level than a year ago, thanks to the strong returns last year and the first quarter of 2015, according to Geers.He said the effect of dropping markets must be assessed in the context of the entire investment portfolio as well as a pension fund’s long term liabilities.“When certain asset classes perform disappointingly, other investments often deliver better results,” he said.Didier Saint-Georges, managing director at €58bn French asset manager Carmingac, said the market movement that began in China and commodities markets shifted to developed markets to trigger significant outflows – mainly from passive investment in listed funds.“This, compounded with summer trading liquidity conditions and scare stories about China started a chain reaction,” he said.He added: “At this stage, we are talking about a [Chinese] economic slowdown, not a meltdown. But the markets are vulnerable.”He said this vulnerability came from the recent rising market driven by quantitative easing across the US, UK and the euro-zone – with led to a rerating of equities.Combined with this was developed market central banks having nothing left in the toolbox to protect their economies from a significant economic slowdown, driven by China.Paul Markham, a global equity manager at Newton Investment Management, blamed the Chinese government itself for the market volatility.“The Chinese government’s attempts to cushion the blow through monetary policy and market manipulation have proven unsuccessful, causing another round of market turmoil,” he said.“Investors may wait and see before making any aggressive long-term changes to allocation. In the past, it has paid to ‘buy the dips’, but at some stage this strategy may no longer work,” he added. Long-term and institutional investors have been urged not overreact to volatility triggered by the Chinese stock market crash and interventions by the country’s central bank.The last seven days has seen the Shanghai Composite Index decline 25% in the value, with the index falling 7% in Tuesday’s trading, and 16% since the start of the week.While European institutional exposure to Chinese equities is relatively limited, volatility from the Shanghai exchange spread to other markets.The turmoil was not immediately noticable to major indices, with the MSCI World having already witnessed a steady decline since 17 August, when it stood at 1,743.89. By Monday it had fallen to 1,589.50. read more
Christchurch Press 23 July 2012Christchurch couples are divorcing by the “bucketload”. Dissolution of marriage applications are flooding Christchurch’s Family Court and the registry support officer fears it may be only the first wave. Family Court registry support officer Judith Millar said the court was receiving at least five divorce applications a day and many were now being posted in from Australia. For the past four years, divorce rates have plummeted nearly 50 per cent in Christchurch from 1303 in 2008 to only 716 in 2011, Statistics New Zealand figures show. Yet the Family Court has already received about 600 divorce applications so far this year, almost surpassing last year’s total in only seven months.…High-profile relationship expert and author Ian Grant said pressure from a crisis could either “make or break” a relationship. “If you don’t mend the fences, or do the daily maintenance in your relationship when a crisis hits, then it all falls apart,” he said. Cantabrians had “been through hell” and he had no doubt their relationships had suffered because of it. “If there’s any shakiness in a relationship, the earthquake is the biggest shake to pull it apart,” he said. “It’s the final straw on the camel’s back.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/christchurch-earthquake/7327271/Christchurch-post-quake-divorce-figures-soaring read more
Keeping warm outside this winter may not be easy, but it is much more difficult without a winter coat.You can assist local children in staying warm this winter with “Coats for Kids.” United Way of Franklin County is collecting spare coats, hats and gloves between now and January.“Coats for Kids” locations in Franklin County include Tough of Magic Beauty Salon in Brookville, MainSource Bank in Brookville or the United Way Office.According to the Franklin County Observer, once the coats are collected they are professionally cleaned by and distributed at local schools. They can use children’s sizes between 5 and 16.Local organizations have been participating in “Coats for Kids” for 23 years. More information is available by calling United Way at (765) 647-2789.
I hope to see you at the YMCA tomorrow morning, January 28. WRBI and I will be welcoming the Reds Winter Caravan to Batesville. This event is scheduled to start at 11:15.The Caravan features Bryan Price, the Red’s Manager. It also includes minor league infielder Alex Bandino, utility player Ivan DeJesus, Jr., and pitcher Keyvius Sampson. Two other members of the Reds organization will also be on hand. They are Jeff Graupe is the Director of Player Development and Jeff Piecoro who covers the Reds on a sports show on the FOX Ohio Network. Mr. Red is also scheduled to be there.All of these Red’s personnel will be available not only for interviews but also autographs. See you at the Y.
RelatedPosts Neymar bags two-match ban Neymar risks seven-game ban, Gonzalez 10 Neymar, four others sent off as Marseille grab rare win at PSG Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick as Paris St Germain thrashed 10-man Olympique Lyonnais 5-1 on Wednesday to reach the French Cup final and remain on course for a domestic treble. Ligue 1 leaders PSG, who will also face Lyon in the League Cup final, prevailed, thanks to Kylian Mbappe’s treble and goals by Neymar and Pablo Sarabia after Martin Terrier had put the hosts in front early on. Lyon finished with 10 men after Fernando Marcal was sent off in the 61st minute for picking up a second yellow card, leaving his team to exposed with the scores level at 1-1. PSG will take on holders Stade Rennais or St Etienne at the Stade de France on April 25. Terrier put the hosts ahead on 11 minutes when he latched onto Karl Toko-Ekambi’s pass. Mbappe equalised three minutes later by deflecting in Layvin Kurzawa’s header for his 28th PSG goal of the season in all competitions. Marcal’s handball earned PSG a penalty and the Brazilian defender his second yellow card. Neymar converted the spot kick and Mbappe took advantage of PSG’s extra man by adding a third at the end of a dazzling 60-metre run. Sarabia rubbed salt in Lyon’s wounds with a fourth from close range and his seventh in the competition this season – before Mbappe rounded it off with another goal in stoppage time. Reuters/NAN.Tags: French CupKylian MbappeNeymarOlympique LyonnaisPablo SarabiaPSG read more
Brisbane: The Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova on Sunday secured her 12th WTA title with a victory over Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko at the final of Brisbane International.In two hours and 13 minutes, the former world No.1 came from a set down to win 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 over her rival, who was playing her first career Brisbane final, reports Efe.“This is my favorite tournament! I have great memories here,” the 26-year-old said, according to the official website of the Brisbane International.Pliskova was crowned champion in the tournament’s 2017 edition after her lopsided win 6-0, 6-3 over Alize Cornet of France. IANSAlso Read: Former World No. 1 Karolina Pliskova claims Pan Pacific Open title
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Fast bowling legend Sir Andy Roberts has slammed the decision by Cricket West Indies to allow the tour of England to go ahead amid the COVID-19 pandemic, without ensuring there was financial benefit to be derived from the three-Test series.The 69-year-old said while he did not have a problem with the series in principle, he did not believe West Indies should have been used as “guinea pigs” for the historic “bio-secure” series without financial reward, especially since the England and Wales Cricket Board stood to save 380 million pounds sterling by convincing teams to honour commitments during the summer.“I don’t have a problem with them negotiating to go to England,” said Sir Andy, who snatched 202 wickets from 47 Tests between 1974 and 1983.“What I have a problem with is that there are talks about West Indies are not going to benefit from this tour financially which I think would be a mistake because the chances we’re going to take I don’t think much more countries are willing to take that chance. “We’re taking a chance no one else is willing to take and why we’re taking that chance is to save England nearly 380 million pounds because if no one goes to England, they have to pay back that money.“They are not willing to pay it back so why should we as guinea pigs go and sacrifice ourselves for nothing.”West Indies were scheduled to tour England last month but the three-Test series was postponed as the United Kingdom wrestled with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.In a bid to rescue their summer schedule – and hundreds of millions of dollars in television revenue – the ECB proposed staging the series in a radical “bio-secure” environment.Players will be isolated for the duration of the seven-week tour and play each Test behind closed doors at “bio-secure” venues with hotels on site.Only recently, CWI chief executive Johnny Grave, said while the ECB had covered the “costs of all the mitigating factors” of the tour, the regional governing body would pick up the tab for player match fees and other allowances.Further, Grave said the ECB would keep all revenue as was the norm for bilateral tours.However, Sir Andy reiterated that the “risk” undertaken by West Indies on the tour should have accompanied by some special compensation.“I think West Indies should have benefitted from this tour financially … because to save England 380 million pounds is a lot of savings,” the icon told Starcom Radio’s Mason and Guest show here.“If they’re going to benefit financially from the tour, that’s not a problem but if they’re not going to benefit from it, then I have a problem. Why take the risk and sacrifice the guys for it.“At this time, if we’re not going to benefit financially, I don’t think we should be the first to go.”West Indies arrived in England on Tuesday and will undergo two weeks of quarantine and training at Old Trafford in Manchester ahead of the first Test at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton starting July 8.The last two Tests will be staged at Old Trafford, starting July 16 and July 24 respectively.Pakistan are expected to follow behind West Indies and are carded to play three Tests and One-Day Internationals in August. read more
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