The City of Slavonski Brod is starting the realization of the 27,4 million kuna project “House of the Tambourine – Slavonian Music Fairy Tale”, which will be co-financed with 23,3 million kuna from EU funds, writes the portal Sbplus.hr.The City of Slavonski Brod submitted to the Brod-Posavina Administrative Department for Communal Economy and Environmental Protection a request for a preliminary acceptability assessment procedure for the ecological network for the reconstruction, rehabilitation and arrangement of the northwestern cavalier of the Brod Fortress. In addition to the reconstruction, rehabilitation and arrangement of the north-western cavalier, the reconstruction of the reconstructed space into the “House of the tambourine – Slavonian musical fairy tale – the house of our notes” will be done.”The building in question is located in the center of the fortress complex of the Brod Fortress in Slavonski Brod. The building of the complex has a massive horseshoe-shaped structure. The purpose of the project is to reconstruct the northwestern cavalier, rehabilitate and restore it, and return it to its original dimensions. After the reconstruction, the space will be given new content and converted into the Tamburitza House – Slavonian music fairy tale.. ”, It is written in the submitted request.By the way, in Slavonski Brod, the Tamburitza Museum operates as unique not only in Croatia but also in the world. But unfortunately in inappropriate conditions, which require as urgent changes as possible in order to be turned into a unique tourist experience for all visitors.The project, worth 30 million kuna, envisages that in a space of about two and a half thousand square meters, in addition to the museum exhibition, there will be a multimedia center, a master workshop and a souvenir shop. Part of the allocated space will consist of a multipurpose hall, archive and documentation center and administrative and storage spaces. By transforming a part of the Fortress into an Interactive Creative Center dedicated to traditional tamburitza music and a traditional musical instrument, the space would be protected from further deterioration, and then – gradually – connected to the urban and cultural fabric of the city. Later programs should turn it into a real tourist attraction and a first-class tourist experience for visitors from both Croatia and abroad.Source: Sbplus.hr
LIVERPOOL’s hold on the Champions League was wrestled from them by Atletico Madrid after a dramatic last-16 second leg went into extra time – and a finely balanced game turned on a catastrophic blunder by goalkeeper Adrian.Jurgen Klopp’s side – seeking to win the trophy for a seventh time – thought they had overturned Atletico’s 1-0 advantage from the first leg when Roberto Firmino’s first goal at Anfield this season at the start of the added 30 minutes gave them the lead in the tie.Georginio Wijnaldum’s first-half header was full reward for Liverpool laying siege to the Atletico goal for much of the first 90 minutes.And yet, as the Kop sensed another memorable Champions League victory, Adrian – deputising for the injured Alisson – paid the price for a dreadful clearance as substitute Marcos Llorente pounced with a low finish to secure Atletico’s crucial away goal.Llorente struck again with another composed finish in the 105th minute and with the spirit draining out of Liverpool and their supporters, former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata adding insult to injury with a third in the dying seconds to send Atletico through to the last eight.This game was, in many respects, a tale of two goalkeepers.The magnificent Jan Oblak formed a formidable barrier for Atletico Madrid, his yellow shirt a colossal presence in his penalty area as he made nine saves and claimed countless crosses.In contrast, Liverpool’s mammoth effort was fatally undermined by the hapless Adrian, who also made an error that contributed to their FA Cup fifth-round defeat by Chelsea.(BBC Sport)
USC will move to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of two international graduate students who were fatally shot off campus last month, according to a statement released on behalf of the university. The 15-page suit filed Wednesday states that the university makes false assertions about safetyMing Qu and Ying Wu, 23-year old electrical engineering students from China, were fatally shot around 1 a.m. while sitting in Qu’s car on April 11. The incident occurred near the intersection of 27th Street and Raymond Avenue, about three blocks west of Vermont Avenue. No arrests have been madeThe suit alleges that USC intentionally misrepresents the safety of its surrounding areas to international students and its effort to provide public safety services.“USC is not one of the safest U.S. universities and colleges and does not provide twenty four hour law enforcement services in the surrounding neighborhoods and is in a high crime area,” the lawsuit states.The university will move to dismiss the case, according to outside counsel Debra Wong Yang, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.“While we have deep sympathy for the victims’ families, this lawsuit is baseless and we will move to have it dismissed,” she said in a statement.Yang also said that USC was prepared to provide the families with financial assistance.“We met with [the families] and offered financial assistance as a gesture of kindness and sympathy,” Yang said in a statement. “The attorney for the families subsequently instructed them to decline USC’s gesture and filed suit.”Alan Burton Newman, the attorney for the victims’ parents, said he never instructed his clients not to agree to the assistance.“This is absolutely not true,” Newman said. “I don’t instruct clients on what to do.”Newman also said that the financial assistance was offered under the condition that the parents sign a document releasing the university from all liability.“[The offer] was way too inadequate,” Newman said. “They were really offended by it.”Newman said his clients are now looking for compensation that is “fair and equitable.”Yang said that the incident was a random act that occurred off campus, for which USC is not legally responsible.“That’s simply some crazed and deranged person acting out and USC has no liability for that nor should they,” Yang said.Newman, however, said he believes his clients were intentionally misled because the graduate admissions website maintains that USC provides 24-hour law enforcement in surrounding neighborhoods.“Some parts are [patrolled]. Some parts aren’t. I think that is misleading,” Newman said. “They are very smart people and I assume when they say something, they have thought about it.”Newman also said that USC gains financially from graduate student attendance.“USC solicits overseas Chinese students for graduate programs and it is a very lucrative source of their funding,” Newman said.Both USC and the Los Angeles Police Department pledged following the shooting to increase security in the area surrounding the university with more video surveillance, escorts and patrols.
This November, the Irish-American community of Massachusetts will join together with the community of Donegal and Derry to forge and consolidate transatlantic cultural links.The fifth annual Boston-Northwest Ireland Golden Bridges Conference 2012 will take place in the Seaport Hotel and the World Trade Centre, Boston on November 8th and 9th 2012.Hosted by leading Irish-American newspaper, the Irish Echo, this year’s conference is centred on the theme, “community, culture and commerce,” and will include the US launch of the Donegal Global Diaspora Project. 2013 will have huge significance in the north-west of Ireland with Derry being named as City of Culture, and The Gathering 2013, extending a huge Donegal welcome to our worldwide Diaspora.Senator Jack Hart, democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate will launch the showcase and on behalf of the cream of the Irish-American business community, welcome the Irish north-west delegation.Two day of intensive talks and discussions will follow featuring an array of speakers from Donegal, Derry and the US, on topics which will include- The Launch of Transatlantic Reading Project; To a Profitable Partnership: Boston and Northwest Ireland; City of Culture Showcase; Rising to Common Challenges; An Invite Home: The Gathering 2013; US Launch: Donegal Global Diaspora Project; Creating World-Class Regions and much more.The conference will be attended by a high-profile Donegal delegation which will include Minister for State, Dinny McGinley, TD; Donegal County Mayor, Frank McBrearty Jnr; Donegal County Manager, Seamus Neely; and Letterkenny Institute of Technology President, Paul Hannigan. Speaking this week, Mayor of Donegal, Cllr Frank McBrearty Jnr commented, “The bonds that tie Boston, Massachusetts, and Irish America in general to the Northwest of Ireland have never been as strong.“This conference offers an amazing opportunity for all parties to consolidate existing partnerships, while also collectively collaborating to establish exciting new innovative processes that can be mutually beneficial to ourselves and our transatlantic Diaspora of family and friends.”A full agenda of the weekends events and names of guest speakers can be found here: http://irishecho.com/boston/wpcontent/uploads/2012/10/GoldenBridgesAgenda.pdf DONEGAL TO TAKE PART IN GOLDEN BRIDGES EVENT IN BOSTON was last modified: October 23rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)