EU-China Year of Tourism: Korcula, Rijeka and Zagreb among 30 EU cities in the “light bridge” project

first_imgToday, many European landmarks will be illuminated in red to mark the EU-China Year of Tourism (ECTY), and the pan – European celebration coincides with the Lantern Festival in China, which marks the end of New Year ‘s festivities. The “Light Bridge” is part of an ambitious program of activities carried out on the occasion of the EU-China Tourism Year.The “light bridge” project involves 30 cities from 12 EU member states and aims to raise awareness of lesser-known European destinations in China, and is also an opportunity for European and Chinese communities to get to know and appreciate each other’s culture better. to promote the EU as a travel destination in China, to provide opportunities to increase bilateral cooperation and mutual understanding, and to create an impetus for progress in market opening and visa facilitation.The Tourist Board of the City of Rijeka has joined the celebration of the EU-China Year of Tourism, which is celebrated today, March 2, 2018. On that occasion, a “light bridge” program with the theme of the year is being implemented all over the world, and on that occasion, the Trsat Castle will shine in red. Today, in Korčula, the Tourist Board of the City of Korčula will mark the 2018 year of EU and Chinese tourism, supporting the EU Light Bridge project with events in cooperation with the city institutions of Korčula. Thus, an exhibition of books with archival material about Marco Polo will be opened, as well as a lecture about this world traveler and researcher. In the evening, the Veliki Revelin tower will be illuminated, which will include Korčula in the “light bridge” project, which is being implemented in 30 cities from 12 EU countries.Since 2018 has been declared the year of EU and Chinese tourism, from 12 to 16 February, in cooperation with the City of Zagreb, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the Zagreb Tourist Board, the Chinese New Year and, at the same time, the EU-China Light Bridge project . Zagreb’s fountains are lit by lanterns, and the fountains themselves will shine with the traditional red color of the flag of the People’s Republic of China. At the representative entrance to the city center, in this way, Zagreb and China will be symbolically connected, whose inhabitants are among the most numerous visitors to the city. Namely, in 2017 in Zagreb there was an increase of 36 percent in the arrival of Chinese guests (42.202) and 25 percent in overnight stays (56.707), which made guests from China enter the ten most numerous visitors to Zagreb for the first time.The organization of this international event is carried out by the European Commission in cooperation with the European Tourism Commission and the Chinese National Tourism Organization and with the support of other institutions that are preparing a “light bridge” on major monuments and sights.last_img read more

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Mourinho Plays Down New Contract Reports

first_imgManchester United Manager, Jose Mourinho, yesterday played down reports he is set to be offered a new contract in a television interview broadcast.Mourinho, 53, signed a three-year contract when he succeeded Louis van Gaal as United manager in July.Several British newspapers reported United were already considering offering Mourinho a new deal, but he said the stories were news to him.“They didn’t (offer a new contract) and I’m not expecting them to, because they gave me a three-year contract and were being super supportive,” he told Sky Sports News.“They always gave me the feeling three years was not the time I was going to stay and I got the feeling I was going to stay for more time.“They know if one day they bring the contract I will sign, because I love it here.” Asked whether a mega-money move to the Chinese Super League might appeal to him, he said: “China money is attractive for everyone, but I love more my football at the highest level.“I’m too young, 53, (have) too many years of football to go to a place like China. I want to stay in the place where it is most difficult to win.”United have been strongly linked with a January move for Benfica’s Swedish centre-back Victor Lindelof.Mourinho refused to be drawn on the reports, but said he would not bring in more than one new player.“Let’s see what happens,” he said. “If we buy a player we buy a player, but we are not buying two, three or four.”Out-of-favour pair Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay have both been linked with Everton.But Mourinho said he was happy with his squad, adding: “If we open the door for someone to leave, it is not because we push him, but because he wants to leave.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

#GUSA2020: Grace Obour smashes 400m record

first_imgGhanaian sprinter, Grace Obour, has set a new 400 metres record in the ongoing Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games.Photo Credit: Osei Bernard EsarThe African Games bronze medalist beat her fiercest rival, Rafiatu Nuhu, to topple her record which stood at 54.79 seconds in 2019.She made a new time of 53.076 seconds to edge past University of Development Studies (UDS) pair of Rafiatu Nuhu of the and Aduntira Grace.The 18-year-old has a personal best time of 51.86 seconds, feet she reached in Rabat, Morocco in the African Games to win the bronze medal for Ghana.BackgroundGrace Obour is an 18-year-old level 100 student of the University of Ghana and she was a one-time participant of GNPC’s programme to support athletics in the country, Ghana’s Fastest Human.last_img read more