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

Tennis News Australian Open: Petra Kvitova completes brave journey after career threatening knife attack

first_imgKvitova won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014.Kvitova suffered a knife attack to her left hand which put career at risk.Kvitova will face Naomi Osaka for Australian Open title. “Yeah, it was a lot of work with the hand. It was lot of recovery, treatment,” she said. “I think that kind of the sports life helped me a lot with that. I just set up the mind that I really wanted to come back, and I just did everything. So. I was practising with the hand, like, two, three times per day, which I don’t know if a normal person will do that, but of course I needed the hand to be back on court. Not only on the court but to be able to kind of live a normal life. Those three months were very, very tough.”Feels great         Prosecutors in October said the man who attacked her was facing up to 12 years in prison. He didn’t know whose flat he was entering after pretending to be a technician checking boilers, according to police.              Kvitova, who slumped as low as 29th in the world in the aftermath, displayed her steely determination by winning a title in Birmingham in 2017 as she bounced back in the sport she loves. She followed it up with a tour-leading five WTA tournament wins last year to signal she was well and truly back, enjoying a nomination for player of the year.               Many didn’t believe she could do it, but a close-knit group around her always had faith and she paid tribute to them after beating American Danielle Collins 7-6 (7/2), 6-0 to make Saturday’s final at Melbourne Park against Japan’s Naomi Osaka.   “To be honest, I think not very many people believed that I could do that again, to stand on the court and play tennis and kind of play on this level,” she said. “It was just really a few of them, I think. I’m very happy to have those few around me, which is the best. And definitely it feels great. Hopefully for them (too), as well as for my family and for everybody who was there when I needed it. It’s been a long journey,” she added.   highlights Melbourne: Brave Petra Kvitova admitted Thursday it had been “a long journey” to make the Australian Open final after a knife-wielding burglar slashed her racquet hand in an attack that left her traumatised and scared to be alone. The 28-year-old feared she may never play tennis again after the 33-year-old man broke into her apartment in the eastern Czech town of Prostejov just weeks before the opening Grand Slam of 2017. She suffered career-threatening injuries to her left hand as she fought him off. Despite grim forecasts by doctors, who even warned she might lose her fingers, the 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon champion never gave up believing and miraculously returned to the sport in time for the 2017 French Open.         But she was still struggling mentally, admitting it took time to regain her confidence. “It wasn’t only physically but mentally very tough,” she said. “It took me really a while to believe (in the) people around me again, and especially the men, for sure. So, I wasn’t pretty confident to be alone somewhere.”                Getting her hand back into shape was also a gruelling challenge, involving extensive surgery and months of treatment. She still has nerve damage in her fingers and struggles to properly clench her fist. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Liverpool Thrash Arsenal 5-1

first_imgLiverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to an imposing nine points with a devastating attacking dismissal of Arsenal at Anfield – with hat-trick hero Roberto Firmino the inspiration.Arsenal took the lead after only 11 minutes when Ainsley Maitland-Niles slid in at the far post to score from Alex Iwobi’s cross – but it was a false dawn for Unai Emery’s side.Liverpool, lifted after title rivals Tottenham’s home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier, responded with an explosive display that saw them 4-1 up by the interval and on their way to continuing their unbeaten league run to 20 games. Firmino scored a hattrick Saturday Firmino took advantage of Arsenal’s defensive confusion to quickly equalise then slalom past a posse of defenders to put Liverpool in front after Lucas Torreira lost possession, all in the space of two minutes.Sadio Mane extended Liverpool’s lead after 32 minutes when Andrew Robertson’s long cross exposed Arsenal after they needlessly conceded a corner, before Mo Salah effectively ended the contest from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage time after he had been fouled by Sokratis.Liverpool then cruised to close out the win, Firmino completing his hat-trick from the spot after 65 minutes following Sead Kolasinac’s push on Dejan Lovren.Manchester City, ten points adrift, will attempt to close the gap at Southampton on Sunday before they meet Liverpool in a pivotal encounter at Etihad Stadium on 3 January.When Liverpool went behind to Maitland-Niles’ 11th minute strike, it was the first time they had trailed at Anfield in the Premier League since Leicester City led here on 30 December last year.If there were any nerves troubling the new Premier League pace-setters, this might have been the moment for them to show – but not a bit of it.Liverpool, admittedly helped by Arsenal and by a huge roar that swept around Anfield, were ahead in five minutes thanks to two Firmino goals and never looked back.Instead of shrinking in the face of a setback, it was simply a case of Arsenal prodding the beast as Liverpool swarmed forward in the style that has become their trademark under Jurgen Klopp to record another statement win in this hugely impressive season.After a period earlier in the campaign when the sparkle of last season was not quite there, Liverpool’s stardust is being sprinkled once more, led by that potent attacking trident of Firmino, Mane and Salah.And the signs are ominous for the chasing pack, effectively Spurs and Manchester City, who want to deprive Liverpool of their first title since 1990.They have won 88 points from 37 league games in this calendar year – the highest points ratio in that spell in the club’s history at 2.38 points per game.This statistic alone outlines the scale of their performances and means they are now rightly title favourites.Liverpool’s greatest test of the season now awaits when they travel to Manchester City – but such is the level of confidence surging through a team that looks more like the complete package with every passing week, it is a challenge they will accept without any degree of concern.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for May 2-3, 2014. If you still need garage sales just use the comment section below. Good luck, bargain hunting!Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Lori · 328 weeks ago Yard Sale Saturday May 3rd. 8am to 2pm lots of clothes and misc. Items. We are also going to have baked goods to help raise money for Relay for Life of Sumner County. Stop by and check it out. Report Reply 2 replies · active 328 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down pat · 328 weeks ago Address for sale Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Lori · 328 weeks ago Address is 715 East Harvey, sorry I forgot to add that Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Pat · 328 weeks ago What is the address for the above sale? Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Mandy · 328 weeks ago Family Garage Sale! Saturday May 3, 8:00am-12:00pm. Address: 1501 North Plum in Wellington. Some items include: lots of girls clothing, Justice clothing, Victoria’s Secret clothing, Buckle clothing, girls bike, kids tv, umbrella stroller, shoes, girls skates, GPS, Nintendo DS, iPod, digital camera, iPhone 4 cases, household items, girls dance wear and shoes, bedding, and lots of misc! Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Allison · 328 weeks ago Yard Sale Saturday, May 3rd, 8 am – 2 pm. LOTS of toddler/young child educational toys and games, wooden puzzles, magnetic books, electronic backboard ball toss. Strollers, Step 2 chairs, child’s picnic table, Little Tykes items such as a moveable basketball goal, two Dora trikes, stroller that makes the kid feel like they’re driving a car, like-new training potties, household items, China sets (one is Willow pattern), size 7-10 girls clothing including Justice brand, used bird cages, Oak entertainment center, China Hutch, lots of stuff! No early sales! 124 S Broadway Road, outside of Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more