The organization of the New Year’s Eve in Dubrovnik entrusted to the Dubrovnik Summer Festival

first_imgAccording to the published The competition for the organization of the New Year’s Eve 2018 event on Stradun, July 15, 2017, the City of Dubrovnik and the Tourist Board of the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik selected the Commission for the opening of bids. The Commission held a meeting on August 7, 2017, composed of two representatives of the City of Dubrovnik (Jelka Tepšić, Deputy Mayor and Marijeta Hladilo, Interim Head of the Administrative Department for Mayor’s Affairs); two members of the Tourist Board of TZGD (Katija Jerković, director of sales and marketing of Adriatic luxury hotels and Daniel Marušić, director of the travel agency Dubrovnik Travel), and a representative of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board (Marko Dadić, head of events).By the way, the tender defined that the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik in cooperation with the City of Dubrovnik will provide the following elements as basic prerequisites for the organization of the New Year’s Eve 2018 event in Dubrovnik:space for holding the event – in front of Luža, the City Bell Tower, the Church of St. Vlaha – as a central space for performing the program of the eventFinancial amount of a total of 600.000,00 kuna to support the organizers for the organization of the eventCovered stage measuring 10 x 12 m (not including the cost of setting up and removing the stage)Dressing room and rest of the performers (back stage) and press centerFireworksTraditional New Year’s concert of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra – Stradun 01.01.2018. at 12.00Interestingly, none of the bidders met the set conditions in the tender, so the commission entrusted the organization of the New Year’s Eve in Dubrovnik to the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. According to the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, the commission determined that three bids had been received from two bidders, Extempora and Scardona doo, and concluded that none of the bids formally or programmatically met the required criteria and sent a proposal to the Tourist Board not to accept the bids.The Tourist Board of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board unanimously agreed with the proposal of the Commission, at a session held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, and in agreement with the City of Dubrovnik, the organization of the New Year’s Eve will be entrusted to the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. bear the costs of the organization, as planned and concluded from the Tourist Board of Dubrovnik.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Statement Regarding The Commonwealth Court’s Decision On Medicare Advantage Involving UPMC And Highmark

first_img May 29, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Statement Regarding The Commonwealth Court’s Decision On Medicare Advantage Involving UPMC And Highmarkcenter_img Government That Works,  Healthcare,  Human Services,  Results,  Seniors,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement regarding the Commonwealth Court’s decision on Medicare Advantage:“From the beginning, I have been very clear that I will not stand by and allow our most vulnerable citizens, especially seniors, to be used as pawns in the dispute between UPMC and Highmark.“UPMC’s decision to cancel Medicare Advantage for over 180,000 seniors was wrong, and today I am pleased that the Commonwealth Court ruled in favor of protecting seniors. The feud between these two companies must end – the people of Western Pennsylvania have had enough.“My administration will continue working tirelessly to protect consumers, especially seniors and vulnerable populations caught in the middle.”MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Sheridan – 717.783.1116# # #last_img read more

Soccer tries to end losing streak

first_imgGREG DIXON/Herald file photoIn its second Big Ten game, the UW men’s soccer team hopes to record its first conference victory against the Wolverines.After a heartbreaking defeat to Indiana last weekend, Wisconsin hopes to get back on track Saturday at the McClimon Soccer Complex. The The Wolverines (5-2-1) will be playing their first Big Ten game this season.Heading into the match, the Badgers appear to be slipping a bit after a 4-0-1 start to the season. After a 1-0 loss to Binghamton, the Badgers lost 3-2 to the Hoosiers last Sunday, giving up a goal in the 94th minute of play. But despite the heartbreaking loss, head coach Jeff Rohrman is still pleased with how his squad is playing.“I was pleased with the effort and the grit that our guys showed,” Rohrman said. “If we can bring that on Saturday against Michigan, we’re going to have a pretty good day.”Saturday’s game will not be an easy one for the Badgers. In addition to recording two shutouts on the season, including their last game against Oakland, the Wolverines also bring one of the Big Ten’s best offenses. Led by Mauro Fuzetti, Jake Stacy and Perica Marosevic, the Wolverines have tallied 22 points in the eight games thus far. Against Detroit, Fuzetti recorded a hat trick en route to a 5-0 rout of the Titans.After giving up three goals against Indiana, the Badgers know they will have to shut down Michigan’s powerful trio to come out on top. “We’re going to have to just try to contain them and minimize their looks,” Rohrman said. “If we’re straight up and honest with our defending and can catch those guys in the right spots, I think we’re going to be just fine.”If Wisconsin has trouble stopping the Wolverines’ attack, they will have to rely on some help from the team’s offense. The offense is usually led by senior forward Victor Diaz and junior striker Pablo Delgado, but the Badgers have received major contributions from some unheralded players recently.  When Diaz, the leading scorer on the team thus far, failed to record a point against the Hoosiers, teammates Taylor Waspi and Scott Lorenz both recorded goals for UW last Saturday.The offense, according to Rohrman, appears to be on track.“I thought we scored some great goals, and I thought we created some chances,” Rohrman said. “I think they felt decent about the effort and the fact that we did do some good things.”The contest against the Wolverines should give a further indication of the progression of the offense. After failing to score against Binghamton in a 1-0 loss, the team’s offense appears to be in good form heading into Saturday’s matchup.“They feel pretty good overall, but at the same time they’re ready to rebound against Michigan,” Rohrman said. “Hopefully we can get our first victory.”Despite coming up short against IU last weekend, there were some positives to be taken from the defeat. After being down 1-0 and 2-1, the Badgers quickly scored both times to even up the score. Playing their best in the face of adversity can only be an asset to the Badgers in the midst of their first losing streak of the season.“When we are down, I think it’s a reflection of the maturity and experience we have,” Rohrman said. “They didn’t get very rattled, which is a good sign.”last_img read more

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Oscar Pistorius: The ‘broke and broken’ Olympian

first_imgHis conviction for manslaughter put him in jail for a year but his crime was then upgraded to murder on appeal and on Wednesday he will receive a possible 15-year sentence.The athlete had sobbed, shaken and vomited in the dock as details of his lover’s brutal death were examined in excruciating detail during his trial while the eyes of the world were transfixed.The “Blade Runner” — an epithet earned for his trademark prosthetic legs that powered him to fame as a Paralympic gold medallist — became the “Blade Gunner.”“He’s not only broke, but he is broken, there is nothing left,” lawyer Barry Roux told his sentencing hearing last month.Two OscarsTime and again during his trial, the court was told about “two Oscars” — one a hero, the other a victim.But the high-profile proceedings also exposed the 29-year-old’s darker side: offering glimpses of a dangerously volatile man with a penchant for guns, beautiful women and fast cars.In 2009, he spent a night in jail after allegedly assaulting a 19-year-old woman at a party in a case that was settled out of court.Two years later, he was accused of firing a gun through the sunroof of an ex-girlfriend’s moving car, although a court found there was not enough evidence to convict him on that charge.Weeks before he shot Steenkamp, he discharged a gun by accident at a Johannesburg restaurant.“Oscar is certainly not what people think he is,” ex-lover and trial witness Samantha Taylor has said. At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon.His sprint around the 400m track was the first time in history that a double-amputee had raced at the Olympic Games.The race capped an Olympian triumph over adversity for Pistorius. His journey from disabled child to world-class athlete seemed to embody the very best of sporting endeavour and the human spirit.Then on Valentine’s Day in 2013 his achievements were just as quickly demolished.In the early hours of the morning at his upmarket Pretoria home, he shot and killed his 29-year-old girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, later saying he believed her to be an intruder.At his trial in 2014, he sat for months in a windowless courtroom, and watched as his world was washed away.His sparkling career was cut short, sponsors dumped him and he was forced to sell his homes amid mounting legal bills. Pistorius has long been open about his love for guns. The sprinter slept with a pistol under his bed at his home in a high-security estate for fear of burglars.Once held in Amsterdam after gunpowder residue was detected on his prosthetics, he also took a New York Times journalist interviewing him to a shooting range.The writer described him driving at 250 kilometres (155 miles) an hour, double the speed limit, and referred to Pistorius as having “a fierce, even frenzied need to take on the world at maximum speed and with minimum caution”.His passion for motorbikes, adrenaline and speed is well documented. “He likes fast cars. He is just built for speed,” his trainer Jannie Brooks told AFP.He also crashed his boat on a river, breaking two ribs, an eye socket and his jaw. Empty alcohol bottles were found in the boat.He once owned two white tigers but sold them to a zoo in Canada when they became too big.Put your legs onBorn in 1986 in Johannesburg without fibulas (calf bones), his parents decided when he was 11 months old to have his legs amputated below the knee so he could be fitted with prosthetic legs.This allowed him to play sports with talent and enthusiasm while growing up. He excelled in many, concentrating on running only after fracturing a knee playing rugby.“It was never made an issue. My mother would say to my brother, ‘You put on your shoes, and Oscar, you put on your legs, then meet me at the car,’” Pistorius said in a 2011 interview.A middle child whose parents divorced when he was six, he has a problematic relationship with his father Henke, but is close to his siblings who were at his side in court.His mother died when he was 15 and the date of her death is tattooed on his arm.In 2004, just eight months after taking to the track, he smashed the 200m world record at the Athens Paralympics.Next up was the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games where he took the 100m, 200m and 400m sprint titles and launched a battle to take part in able-bodied athletics, overcoming arguments that his custom-built carbon-fibre running blades gave him an unfair advantage.In 2011 he made history by becoming the first amputee to run at the World Championships, where he took silver with South Africa’s 4x400m sprint team.“You’re not disabled by your disabilities but abled by your abilities,” he told Athlete magazine in an interview that year.In 2012 he again made history by becoming the first double-amputee to compete at both the Olympics and Paralympics.“He is the definition of global inspiration,” Time magazine proclaimed in its 2012 list of the world’s most influential people.Less than a year later, Pistorius featured on the cover with the words “Man, Superman, Gunman”.  #Pistorius TweetsShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Watch: Manchester United defender Phil Jones told off by Ed Woodward during West Ham…

first_imgAdvertisement 3p1i8pNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsoc5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eai1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6325Would you ever consider trying this?😱654rbCan your students do this? 🌚1hx9sRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United fans are definitely convinced that vice-chairman Ed Woodward told ‘Phil Jones off’ while they were spotted at the stands in the London Stadium witnessing the Red Devils slump to West Ham on Sunday. The Sky Sports cameras picked them up during the second half when Jones was chatting to reserve goalkeeper Lee Grant. He was then spotted shaking his head and looked like he muttered something when Woodward turned around to talk. Apparently, the United boss was talking to a female executive sitting who was out of picture, rather than the out-of-favour defender.Advertisement  Advertisement But soon, fans on Twitter started sharing their hilarious versions of that incident on what they thought had actually happened in the conversation between Jones and Woodward.One fan wrote: “Phil Jones being told to shut up by Ed Woodward is exactly what I needed today.Advertisement Another said, “Phil, give it a rest. Yes he was 90 million quid but you son, are not a viable alternative. You’re lucky you’re sat behind me and not on the coach. Now shut up.’”The third one added: “Phil Jones: sacked in the morning. Ed Woodward : we’re on camera, stop.”United however, on the pitch, wasn’t so epic with the continuous poor results, and the pressure around boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems like a mountain, who hasn’t won an away Premier League game win since February.  Advertisementlast_img read more

This Kootenay Ice team is primed for some home cooking

first_imgIce dropped a pair of close games to Greater Vancouver Canadians before grabbing three of four points in a weekend set against Thompson Blazers.Kootenay won 6-3 before playing to a 2-2 draw against the Blazers.Six different players —Tommy McConnachie of Trail, Hunter Flois of Vanderhoof, Conner Seib of Trail, Kaleb Comishin of Nelson, Shawn Campbell of Castlegar and Caige Sterzer of Kimberley— scored in the opener for Kootenay.Last weekend Kootenay was in tough against Vancouver Northeast Chiefs, losing 7-3 and 4-0.McConnachie scored twice and Floris added a single to complete the Ice scoring.“I like the makeup of our team this year. This is a really good group of kids,” Jones said.“We were short handed last weekend due to some last minute issues.”Kootenay is one of 11 teams in the BCMMHL.The league was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey.These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship. The Kootenay Ice get a taste of some home cooking as the BC Major Midget Hockey League squad hosts its home opening weekend beginning Saturday at the NDCC Arena.The Ice, 1-4-1 open the season, play host to Valley West Hawks Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Sunday, puck drop on the second game of the series is at 10 a.m., also in Nelson.“We are very excited to have our first home games of the year this coming weekend,” said Ice head coach Brian Jones.Jones assumed the helm of the Good Ship Ice this season after spending the last few years as the assistant coach to Rob Wright.Kootenay began the season with three consecutive road trips to the Lower Mainland and Kamloops.last_img read more