18 Nov

By adapting, everything is possible, even to hold an event like Vinkovci Autumns

first_imgHowever, many visitors, who will have to follow the instructions, will be able to enjoy the performances of Croatian KUDs. Namely, the camera crew of Vinkovci Autumns, at the end of August and the beginning of September she traveled from Dubrovnik to Vinkovci and in 17 cities she filmed 23 cultural and artistic societies. On that way the spirit of the Vinkovci Autumns spread throughout Croatia, and the final product, after eight days of filming, will be displayed on a video wall in the center of Vinkovci. Vinkovci Autumns were on tour in Croatia where recordings of KUDs took place Photo: Vinkovci Autumns Every year, about 8.000 participants take part in the Vinkovci Autumns, and through 10 days of the Autumns, they attract about 100.000 visitors. How and what next? We will preserve the tradition, because tradition is one of the main tourist products of Vinkovci, a city located in an area where people have lived continuously for more than 8.300 years, a city where two Roman emperors were born and where despite all challenges and problems there are people wide souls ready to give you an unforgettable experience of Autumn in Vinkovci. Vinkovci Autumn on set in Zadar Thus, Vinkovci will once again, for the 55th time, show how they are a city that above all adheres to tradition. The program of the event was greatly influenced by the measures. Everything that Vinkovci Autumns are famous for will take place, but on a smaller scale. That’s right central parade, without which it is difficult to imagine the event, will pass through the streets of the City on Sunday, but only KUDs from Vukovar-Srijem County will be found in it. Still, we have no doubt that it will Grand opening on Friday, the parade will attract the largest number of fans of tradition, and that is why Vinkovci Autumns exist, preservation of tradition. We have no doubt that despite the measures, the City will come alive again in those four days, many tourists will visit Vinkovci, admire the costumes and carriages that hardworking Slavonians have prepared throughout the year – since the last Vinkovci autumns. They will eat “gifted underpants” at the daughter-in-law’s, drink a good drop and enjoy the sounds of the tambourine from morning to morning. center_img They are bigger than anything, nothing will turn them off! – verses of Bečar, a UNESCO-protected cultural heritage, which best describes this year’s edition of the event, which has lasted in Vinkovci for more than half a century. Streets and squares will take over tradition and costumes for which they are known Vinkovci Autumn. One of the largest traditional events in Croatia and beyond, which took place even during the Homeland War, and will be held in this time of crisis of the coronavirus pandemic. Vinkovci Autumns have been proudly preserving and nurturing Croatian traditional culture for 54 years, and the holding of this year’s Autumns was a great challenge, in accordance with the epidemiological situation and recommendations. Thus, this year’s Autumns have adapted to the current situation: instead of ten, they will be held for four days, and Vinkovci will not host cultural and artistic societies from all over Croatia and abroad, nor will there be large concerts accompanying the event. This year the key word is – adjustment. An adaptation that the Vinkovci Autumns embraced, and through a great idea and realization they held a tour of Croatia where they recorded KUDs in the cities that were to perform at the National Festival of Original Croatian Folklore. While this year’s 55th Vinkovci Autumns have been reduced to the framework, in accordance with all epidemiological measures, that they can still be held in Vinkovci. Vinkovci Autumns are not just another event, it is an event for which everyone is preparing, both participants and visitors. Hotel and private capacities are filled, not only in Vinkovci, but in the entire county and beyond. This is the best indicator of what this event, which has a traditional sign, has grown into. Photo / Video: Vinkovci Autumns The content is provided by HrTurizam in cooperation with Vinkovački jesenilast_img read more

28 Sep

Maersk Ends Sale Process for Maersk Supply Service

first_imgA. P. Møller – Mærsk will no longer pursue a separation solution for its offshore marine services business, Maersk Supply Service.This was decided at a meeting of the company’s board of directors on March 29, 2019.Consequently, Maersk Supply Service will be reclassified from discontinued operations to continuing operations in A.P. Møller – Mærsk (APMM).As a result of the decision in 2016 to separate the oil and oil related businesses from APMM, Maersk Supply Service was classified as a discontinued operation and held as an asset for sale from Q4 2017.“Despite continuous efforts, no attractive separation solution has been identified for Maersk Supply Service, primarily due to the challenging market conditions with overcapacity within the offshore support vessel industry,” the company said in a statement.The sale was part of Maersk’s transformation from a conglomerate to an integrated global container logistics company, which included the separation of the group’s energy business.“We have over the past two years been investigating various structural solutions for Maersk Supply Service. However, having been unable to establish any solutions meeting our objective of creating shareholder value, we have decided to retain Maersk Supply Service,” Claus V. Hemmingsen, Vice CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk and CEO of the Energy division, commented.“Maersk Supply Service launched a new strategic direction in the autumn of 2016 as a response to the downturn, which is positioning the company stronger and with a more robust and differentiated platform to compete from, when we eventually see a recovery within their core markets in the Oil & Gas space,” Hemmingsen added.A.P. Møller – Mærsk further said that Maersk Supply Service’s strategy remains focused on optimising the existing core business through time chartering out their assets, pursuing of new business as an integrated solution contractor, and by diversifying into new markets.The company has been progressing towards becoming a stand-alone entity. Today, it operates almost fully independently and will continue to do so, according to Maersk.Following the reclassification, Maersk Supply Service will be included in A.P. Moller – Maersk’s income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement as part of the segment Manufacturing and Others.For the financial year 2018, Maersk Supply Service reported a revenue of USD 263 million and an EBITDA of USD 3 million with negative free cash flow (FCF) of USD 316 million due to the payment of four newbuildings.At the end of 2018, the Invested capital was USD 714 million following a negative fair value adjustment of USD 400 million recognized in Q3 2018. For 2019, the expectations are an EBITDA close to break-even level and a negative FCF of around USD 200 million due to delivery of the remaining newbuildings ordered in 2014.The reclassification of Maersk Supply Service will not affect the guidance for APMM for 2019, the company said.last_img read more

24 Sep

Bulldogs Tennis Team Successful At EIAC Individual Meet

first_imgThe Batesville Boy’s Varsity Tennis Team competed in the EIAC Individual Tournament on Saturday.Batesville had all 5 varsity positions in the semi-finals, four in the finals, and three spots were conference champions. Out of the eight all conference tennis players, six were from Batesville.EIAC Finals Scores-#1 Singles- Beau Brown was defeated by Jason Boose (East Central)- 5-7, 3-6#2 Singles- Blake Walsman defeated David Lawrence (Greensburg) 6-3, 6-1#1 Doubles- Matt Taylor and Spencer Rose defeated Keegan McCollough and Kevin Beaver 2-6, 6-4, 6-1#2 Doubles- Paul Ritter and Harsh Patel defeated Dylan Little and Braden Ertel- 6-2, 6-1.EIAC All-ConferenceJason Bosse (EC) Conference MVPBeau Brown (Batesville)Blake Walsman (Batesville)James Brand (EC)Matt Taylor (Batesville)Spencer Rose (Batesville)Harsh Patel (Batesville)Paul Ritter (Batesville)Batesville will play their last regular season match on Monday at 7:00 PM at Shelbyville.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

28 Aug

Blackpool 1-3 Wigan

first_imgBlackpool slipped into the bottom three of the Premier League for the first time this season after losing a crucial match against fellow strugglers Wigan.Hugo Rodallega’s early finish put the Latics in control and Charles N’Zogbia doubled their lead with a low strike.Mohamed Diame’s effort went in after a huge deflection off Neal Eardley in the 67th minute before DJ Campbell pulled a goal back from close range late on.The result lifted the Latics off bottom place and up to 17th in the table.Blackpool won 4-0 at Wigan on the opening day of the season but that seems a long time ago now.Ian Holloway’s Seasiders have been rightly lauded at various points through the campaign for their bold and attacking style but they have now won only once in their last 13 top-flight fixtures.They have conceded more goals than any other Premier League team and have the worst home record in the division. The Tangerines are now 18th in the table and have five games left to find some kind of form that will allow them to scramble enough points to ensure their stay in the top echelon extends beyond one season.In stark contrast, the Latics went into the fixture bottom of the table but ended it celebrating their joint biggest win of the league campaign.Wigan ended they day where Blackpool started it after a deserved victory in what was rightly billed as a match of huge importance.The Latics could not have asked for a better start than Rodallega’s third-minute goal and Roberto Martinez’s team never really looked back.The Colombia international stormed off in a fit of pique after he was substituted last weekend but it was all smiles when the striker showed excellent composure to slot home from a tight angle.The goal was an all-round disaster for Blackpool – and Craig Cathcart in particular. The defender’s casual free-kick close to the halfway line gifted possession to N’Zogbia and Cathcart then slipped at the crucial moment as he tried to close down on Rodallega as the Latics striker latched on to a precise through ball.Matt Gilks was making his return in the Blackpool goal after a five-month absence through injury but he could not stop Rodallega from drilling a low strike through his legs. The goal unsettled a Blackpool side that had not kept a clean sheet since late December.They did have a brief spell of pressure midway through the opening half and Campbell almost latched on to a teasing Stephen Crainey cross but it was Wigan who scored the decisive second goal.The match seemed to be meandering towards the break when Diame dispossessed Charlie Adam before slipping in N’Zogbia, who ran aggressively at the home defence before slotting home from a tight angle.Wigan keeper Ali Al Habsi saved a weak Elliot Grandin header in first-half injury time – Blackpool’s first half-decent effort on target.But there was little to indicate a strong fightback from Holloway’s team in the minutes after the restart and he made a triple substitution shortly before the hour mark. However, his side’s fortunes deteriorated further when Diame’s strike took a heavy deflection off the recalled Eardley, leaving Gilks stranded.Campbell slotted home a low Matt Phillips cross at the near post with seven minutes remaining and Al Absi then saved a low strike from Phillips as the home team finished strongly.Source:BBClast_img read more