Opportunities for youth employment through the project “From vocational occupations to the creative industry”

first_imgFrom 7 to 12 May, a cultural and artistic workshop will be held at the Vukovar City Museum and the Museum of Vučedol Culture, as part of the project “From professional occupations to the creative industry”, which is carried out by the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. The project was co-financed from the European Social Fund in the amount of HRK 670.900,43 (85%) and HRK 118.394,20 (15%) from the Ministry of Culture. This is a project aimed at empowering the labor market a total of 84 young unemployed people with vocational occupations from Vukovar-Srijem, Sisak-Moslavina, Virovitica-Podravina, Osijek-Baranja, Zagreb County and the City of Zagreb.By getting to know six different museum collections and art workshops in the field of design, they will develop the competencies needed to create new art products under the mentorship of local craftsmen. The results of the process are innovative products based on the reinterpretation of heritage that will be presented in 2019 in five museums collaborating on the project: Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, Museum of Vučedol Culture, Archaeological Museum Osijek, City Museum Virovitica and City Museum Sisak.In addition to these museum institutions, the project associate is also the Croatian Employment Service. The target group is young unemployed people aged 15 to 25, various professional occupations: textile and clothing designer, metallurgy technician, clothing technician, wood technician, goldsmith, ceramicist, carpenter, tailor, seamstress, haberdasher, shoemaker and all other similar production occupations .During the cultural and artistic workshop, the young participants were provided with a hot meal, refreshments during breaks, transportation on the route Vukovar – Vučedol, and the travel costs of arriving in Vukovar were covered. During the six days of the workshops, young participants will get acquainted with museums and their work and will be shown how to achieve successful business cooperation with them. Designers conducting education in the field of art will help participants to develop and implement prototype ideas based on the exhibits of the mentioned museums. Also, young people will have the opportunity to meet local craftsmen and entrepreneurs with whom they will cooperate in the development of their prototypes and thus achieve potential business cooperation in the future.last_img read more

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Greycoat letting to set City office benchmark

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DFDS Takes Delivery of Its Largest Ferry to Date

first_imgDanish shipping and logistics company DFDS has taken delivery of the first of six new mega freight ferries ordered at Jinling Shipyard in China.The newbuilding, Gothia Seaways, was handed over to its owner on January 31, 2019, after completing sea trials.The 55,780 gross ton RoRo ship, currently en route to Turkey, will be entering into service during March, DFDS said. It is expected to accommodate an increasing demand for volume capacity from logistics companies transporting goods between Turkey and the EU.With a load capacity of 6,700 lane meters and a speed of 21 knots, Gothia Seaways can accommodate twelve passengers and 450 trailers. Featuring a length of 237.4 meters, it will be by far the largest in DFDS’ fleet.The freight ferries are each equipped with a ramp system with three independent stern ramps and internal ramps on each side of the freight ferries, making them able to load and unload trailers quickly and efficiently. This will reduce time in port considerably, according to the company.Due to the large capacity, the six freight ferries’ energy consumption per trailer transported will be significantly decreased. The ferries will all be equipped with scrubbers to reduce sulphur oxide and to be prepared for the global sulphur limit regulation which takes effect from January 2020.Two more freight ferries will be delivered to the company this year, with another three to be added to DFDS fleet in 2020. Video Courtesy: DFDSlast_img read more

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Canyon’s Labor Day Weekend special features three IMCA divisions

first_imgPEORIA, Ariz. – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berths both nights of Canyon Speedway Park’s Labor Day Weekend Shootout.A minimum of $100 will be paid to start Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3 features. Pill draw both nights is $25 and entry fee is $25.On Saturday, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $300 to win and a minimum of $40 to start with $10 pill draw. Sunday’s 100-lap feature pays $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start with a $50 pill draw. Defending champion is Aaron Spangler.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $100 to win and a minimum of $35 to start with a $5 Saturday pill draw. Their 50-lap feature on Sunday pays $500 to win and a minimum of $50 to start and has a $20 pill draw.Both programs are draw/redraw for all three divisions. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State and track points will be awarded each night.Pits are open all day. The drivers’ meeting is at 5:30 p.m., followed by packing and hot laps with racing at 7 p.m. both nights.Grandstands open at 5 p.m. both days. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors ages 60 and over and military with ID while kids 11 and under are free. Pit passes are $35 for adults, kids ages 7-12 are $20, and under six are free.The Friday, Sept. 1 open practice runs from 7-9 p.m. Pit passes are $20.Minors must have a minor release form signed and notarized by their parents or guardians.  That form is posted on the track’s www.canyonspeedwaypark.com website.More information is available by calling 602 258-7223.last_img read more

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Owen earns first Cottage Grove Speedway checkers

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageCOTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (June 13) – In the right place at the right time, Jimmy Owen was the winner of Saturday’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature at Cottage Grove Speedway.Gene Ashley seemed to have the car to beat but experienced mechanical problems that took him out of the race.Hometown chauffeur Owen inherited the lead and went on to win his first career CGS race in front of the full house.last_img

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Gloucester sign Afoa

first_img Afoa’s family were unable to settle in Northern Ireland, returning to New Zealand last year, and t he 36-cap front-rower had been expected to return to his native Auckland next summer to fight for a place in Steven Hansen’s All Blacks squad. But Gloucester’s rugby director Davies revealed Afoa will aim to reunite with his wife and two children at Kingsholm next season instead. Davies said: “His family played a big part in it all. “One of the problems he’s had at Ulster is that his family didn’t really settle there and have gone home, so that’s put a bit of pressure on him, understandably. “So that was fundamental in the decision-making process and, if we’re being frank, he could have gone to France for more money. “It had to be right for him and his family. “He feels his family can settle here. “John sees Gloucester in a similar position to where Ulster were a few years ago. John Afoa has rejected more lucrative offers from France and a crack at the Rugby World Cup in 2015 to reunite his family in Gloucester, according to Nigel Davies. Press Association Ulster’s scrum cornerstone will quit Ravenhill at the end of the season to switch to the Aviva Premiership and the Cherry and Whites. Gloucester have secured the 30-year-old tighthead’s services on a long-term contract, fighting off a host of English and French suitors, as well as the New Zealand Rugby Union. “Ulster have had a big investment programme over the last three to four years, recruiting real quality players, and that’s impacted on their performances. “He can see parallels with the potential there was at Ulster as there is now at Gloucester. “He wants to bring his family across from New Zealand and he can see them settling for the next few years in Gloucestershire. “Jimmy Cowan met with him and spoke candidly about life at Gloucester, (co-owner) Ryan Walkinshaw and other board members were involved in selling the club to him too.” The IRFU’s whopping 26million Euro deficit from their well below-projected five and ten-year debenture seat sales in July will impact most heavily on the Irish provinces. Ireland’s RaboDirect Pro12 clubs will be asked to pick up more squad budget costs than ever before for next term. The squeeze will only inhibit their bargaining and buying power where high-profile imports like Afoa are concerned. Ulster have been able to retain Ruan Pienaar on a new deal but across the board the Irish provinces have to tighten belts. Gloucester boss Davies said Afoa’s capture signals a return to heftier squad investment from the Cherry and Whites, especially in their tight-five. Further front-five recruits are in the offing at Kingsholm, though the club are yet to confirm a deal for Ospreys hooker Richard Hibbard despite widespread speculation he will follow Afoa to England’s south west. Davies said: “It is absolutely a statement of intent. “It signifies a clear change in direction in terms of strategy for the team. “The side has gone a particular way for the last four or five years in terms of recruitment and the rugby it wants to play. “And I think what’s been evident is that particularly in the Aviva Premiership, your ability to compete up front is your most important facet really. “We just need to bring that steely forward pack edge back to Kingsholm, which is what we’ve traditionally been known for. “I think Kingsholm lends itself particularly well to a forward pack dominant on the front foot, and that’s what we need to get back to. “This is part of that process. “We’ve got a reasonably young pack of forwards, so to bring some front-five players in of this experience and quality will add to what they currently are as well as what they do as individuals too.” last_img read more

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After criticism, Pelosi calls for full House vote on impeachment inquiry, transparency

first_imgerick4x4/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives is expected to vote on Thursday on a resolution laying out the next steps in the impeachment process, according to a senior Democratic aide, after weeks of criticism from Republicans and President Donald Trump that the inquiry was unfair, illegitimate and being conducted in secretIn a letter to colleagues, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the resolution “establishes the procedure for hearings that are open to the American people, authorizes the disclosure of deposition transcripts, outlines procedures to transfer evidence to the Judiciary Committee as it considers potential articles of impeachment, and sets forth due process rights for the President and his Counsel.”The vote on this resolution comes as Republicans and the White House have argued against Democrats’ handling of the impeachment process, although it’s unlikely the resolution will go far enough to satisfy Republicans’ demands.The bill will by introduced by House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern, who tweeted the resolution will “ensure transparency and provide a clear path forward.”Republicans have slammed what they say is a lack of transparency in the impeachment process, as Democrats have called nearly a dozen officials to give depositions behind closed doors. Republicans have called for transcripts of that testimony to be made public, have accused Democrats of cherry-picking information to be released or leaked, and have argued President Trump deserves to have counsel present to cross-examine witnesses.Democrats, led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, have promised to make their inquiry public once they are finished gathering information in the classified setting.Two weeks ago, Pelosi considered holding a vote to formally declare an impeachment inquiry, but ultimately held off.“The timeline will depend on the truth-line,” Pelosi said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Other Sports Joshna Chinappa clinches National Squash Championship for record 16th time

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Noida: Squash star Joshna Chinappa equalled Bhuvneshwari Kumari’s record of 16 national titles while Mahesh Mangaonkar won his maiden crown on the concluding day of the premier domestic event at the HCL campus. In the two contrasting finals, Mahesh pipped Vikram Malhotra 11-4, 13-15, 11-2, 5-11, 15-13 while Joshna edged out Urwashi Joshi 9-11, 11-1, 11-6, 11-5. In comparison to the gruelling battle in the men’s final, Joshna had it easier though Urwashi Joshi of Maharashtra did surprise her by taking the first game. As it turned out, the dent Joshna suffered was more of an aberration. The reigning champion ensured the ride was smooth from there on en route a record equalling crown. The 32-year-old said it was always special to come back to the Nationals, where she won her maiden title as a 14-year-old. Overall, Joshna has played in a staggering 18 finals, losing just two of them.  “There is a funny story behind this. When I was 12, my father told me that ‘you have to win your first national title before you turn 16’ and I did it at 14. The plan at that point was to win as many Nationals as I could. For me, playing the Nationals is more about reliving the child in me every since I played my first as a 12 year old,” Joshna told PTI.   Read More | Question of losing finals will not come to me again: PV SindhuHer achievements on the international stage easily eclipse Kumari’s feats and now Joshna wants to break her national record.   Read More |  Hockey World Cup 2018: Netherlands stun Australia in sudden death”Yes I do want to have the maximum number of titles, I am not going to lie abut that. It is nice to equal her record. To be here after 20 years in the sport, is a testament to the work I have done,” said the world number 15.  Joshna has dominated the National Championships over the last two decades but has also had some tough battles with Mekhala Subedar and longtime teammate Dipika Pallikal, who is not a regular at the domestic event.  “My biggest battles have been with Mekhala and Dipika. Everyone loves watching Dipika and me play. Shame she is not here,” added Joshna, who initially struggled to sight the ball in sunlight during the final played on a glass court.  In the men’s final, Mahesh outwitted Vikram Malhotra in a five game tussle of fluctuating fortunes.   Vikram had three match points to settle the argument but failed to grab them. A final can always be tense and Mahesh and Vikram displayed that no less. A year ago in a PSA event, the only occasion when the two had met on the professional circuit, Vikram had edged Mahesh, again over five games. last_img read more

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USC hires Mike Bohn as athletic director

first_imgAthletic director Mike Bohn speaks at his introductory press conference after USC president Carol Folt officially announced the hire Thursday morning. (Ling Luo / Daily Trojan) “My intent is to listen, to learn and to lead — in that order,” Bohn said. “And ultimately, my goal is to deliver a bold, creative and innovative vision for our program that will position USC at the forefront of the intercollegiate athletics landscape for the present and the future. We want to be the best at every single thing that we do.” Bohn arrives at University Park after serving as Cincinnati’s Athletic Director since 2014. While at Cincinnati, Bohn oversaw the revival of several of the university’s athletic programs and became a champion of Cincinnati’s attempts to join a Power Five football conference.  Folt introduced Bohn and said she is confident Bohn will fulfill her vision for a successful department that wins with integrity. Despite missing out on a slot in the Big 12 conference during 2016 talks over conference realignment, the Bearcats have returned to college football relevance under Fickell’s tenure as head coach. The Bearcats are currently ranked No. 17 in the AP Top 25 and are 18-3 since the beginning of Fickell’s second season in 2018. USC officially announced former University of Cincinnati athletic director Mike Bohn as the USC’s athletic director Thursday morning. The University hopes Bohn’s experience proves invaluable as the school’s athletic department looks to confront several major challenges in the coming years.  “I believe I bring in a new perspective. Maybe something just a little bit different,” he said. “But I want to make sure you understand and want Trojans everywhere to understand that I have tremendous respect for the traditions, the history, the success and what USC Athletics stand for.” With the exception of a Rose Bowl victory in 2017, USC’s football team has failed to return to the prominence it enjoyed during the 2000s, and many fans are calling for the athletic department to replace current head coach Clay Helton. Bohn said he had not met Helton yet and that any talk of job status was premature. “[Bohn has] led athletic programs that are very competitive, have gone through changes and been even more competitive as they progressed, and he demands at all times the highest level of integrity of himself and of everyone who works for him,” Folt said. Bohn is the first athletic director USC has hired without previous ties to the University since Mike McGee, who held the position from 1984 to 1993. Bohn said he thinks this gives him an advantage. “Just like any program this time of year, we expect them to finish strong,” Bohn said. “I’m not trying to add more pressure to him or the student-athletes that represent him, but we always want to finish strong. Good programs finish strong.” Bohn said that his primary goal is to engage with student-athletes and ensure the athletic administration is centered around them. In 2013, Bohn marshalled in an $86 million renovation to Nippert Stadium, the school’s football field. In 2016, he hired former Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell to take over as the school’s head coach.  Prior to his tenure at Cincinnati, Bohn served as Colorado’s AD from 2005 to 2013. During his term in Boulder, Bohn oversaw the school’s successful transition from the Big 12 to the Pac-12. The three head football coaches he hired — Dan Hawkins, Jon Embree and Mike MacIntryre — were fired within five seasons of taking the job.   USC Athletics has recently been marred by scandal. During previous athletic director Lynn Swann’s three-year term, USC found itself involved in a federal investigation into college basketball’s pay-for-play infractions. USC was also heavily implicated in the recent college admissions scandal, in which members of the athletic department helped students gain admission to the University by falsely identifying them as athletic recruits. This prompted the indictment of associate athletic director Donna Heinel and former water polo head coach Jovan Vavic, among other officials.  Bohn also sought to re-energize Cincinnati’s basketball programs during his term. In 2017, Cincinnati’s basketball arena received an $87 million renovation. Cincinnati’s men’s basketball team never failed to make the NCAA tournament during his time at the school, while Bohn’s 2018 hiring of women’s head basketball coach Michelle Clark-Heard helped the program reach its highest win total since 2002. “It always starts with playing by the rules, doing the right thing and most importantly, supporting our student-athletes,” Bohn said. “When you’re supporting your student-athletes and doing things to help them be successful, then you know you’re obviously focused on the right things in pulling it together.” Bohn replaces interim athletic director Dave Roberts. Roberts, who also serves as President Carol Folt’s special adviser, took the interim position following Swann’s resignation Sept. 9. Nathan Ackerman and Amanda Sturges contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Sarri Backs Hazard to Become World’s Best at Chelsea

first_img“Eden is a fantastic player. It’ll be important for us if he will remain. He can win everything, also the Ballon d’Or, here without playing in Spain,” Sarri told a news conference before Saturday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United.“Chelsea will be able to win the Champions League, Belgium will be able to win the European Cup… I only saw him yesterday, but I want to tell him (that) very soon.”Chelsea have made a strong start to the campaign under new manager Sarri, winning six out of eight games and drawing the other two to sit second in the table behind leaders Manchester City on goal difference.They come up against former manager Jose Mourinho, who has endured a testing time with United this season having lost three times to lie in eighth spot.“We are talking about a coach who has won everything. He has won everywhere. So I think that I have to respect him. But I think you also all have to respect him,” Sarri added.United came from behind to seal a 3-2 win over Newcastle United with three late goals in their last match.“They are a very strong team. Maybe player-by-player, they are the best team in the Premier League. At the moment I think City is better like a team. But player-by-player, they are really very strong.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has the potential to become the world’s best player while still representing the Premier League club, manager Maurizio Sarri said on Friday.The in-form Hazard had suggested this month that he may need to join a Spanish club in order to win the Ballon d’Or, which is awarded every year to the world’s best player.The Belgium international, who has a contract with Chelsea until 2020, has also stated his desire to play for Spanish giants Real Madrid. hazard celebrates after one of his three goals that sent Chelsea toplast_img read more

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