The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Por Onell A. SotoPosted Sep 11, 2014 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Los obispos venezolanos han rechazado la parodia del Padrenuestro dirigido al difunto presidente Hugo Chávez y que se dio a la publicidad recientemente. La oración invoca a Chávez y pide que sus ideales revolucionarios se cumplan en la tierra. Fue preparada durante el Diseño del Sistema de Formación Socialista. Los obispos han dicho que esta parodia da pie a la idolatría algo contrario a la fe cristiana.El 105º arzobispo de Canterbury y primado de Inglaterra, Justin Welby, está realizando una visita pastoral por Brasil y Chile. En Sao Paulo fue recibido por el primado de Brasil Francisco de Assis da Silva y un grupo de clérigos y fieles. Le acompaña su esposa Caroline. En un encuentro con líderes de otras iglesias y dirigentes locales habló de “El rol de la fe en el progreso de la sociedad”. En Chile puso la primera piedra del Centro Comunitario de Batuco, una comunidad del Gran Santiago, y encabezó una ceremonia litúrgica de Acción de Gracias para recordar al capitán Allan Gardiner, pionero y mártir de la misión anglicana que falleció el 6 de septiembre de 1851 en la Patagonia.Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) considerado el principal arquitecto de la liturgia anglicana y líder de la Reforma Inglesa como arzobispo de Cantórbery, muchos cambios que han influenciado a la iglesia hasta el día de hoy. Él reformó la Eucaristía, el celibato sacerdotal, el papel de las imágenes en las iglesias y la veneración de los santos. Murió en la hoguera en 1556. En resumen se puede decir que Cranmer: Unificó todos los libros de oficios de la iglesia en su solo volumen: el Libro de Oración Común, puso el culto en la lengua del pueblo, purificó el culto inglés purgándolo de todo error y de todo cuanto no fuera escriturario e hizo del culto celebraciones sencillas donde el pueblo podía participar de manera activa.Dos sacerdotes episcopales con profundas raíces personales en dos de los países que están siendo devastados por el ébola dicen que los empeños por contener la propagación del virus mortal están siendo obstaculizados por la lentitud de la respuesta, la falta de suministros médicos, el analfabetismo, la pobreza y la desinformación. “El problema que hemos tenido es que los liberianos no toman medidas preventivas”, dijo James Tetegba Yarsiah al Servicio Episcopal de Prensa. Liberia junto con Sierra Leona y Guinea se encuentran en el centro del peor brote de ébola de la historia. Poco a poco los residentes de estos países están despertando a la realidad de este mortal virus.Después de 22 años de guerras y luchas internas nació en el 2012 la nación de Sudán del Sur. El obispo anglicano Moses Deng Bal de la diócesis de Wau ha dicho que la mejor manera de honrar a los mártires de la guerra es vivir en “amor y unidad” debido a que todavía hay zonas donde abunda la violencia. El obispo añadió que la única manera de vivir en paz y tranquilidad es “perdonándonos los unos a los otros”.El semanario británico The Economist informa que Cuba ha recibido más de 700 millones de dólares de Brasil en un año como pago por los servicios prestados por los miles de médicos que sirven en el país suramericano. Grupos opositores al régimen de La Habana han dicho que Cuba explota a esos profesionales y por eso muchos han desertado de los centros médicos. Es una verdadera “trata de blancos” la llamada misión médica, dicen médicos que han podido escaparse. El número total de profesionales de la medicina desde que se inició el programa asciende a 440,000, dice la revista.La situación de Cuba se agrava por día. La prensa ha informado que 17 balseros que salieron de Cuba por Manzanillo en la antigua provincia de Oriente, perecieron en su travesía ahogados frente a las costas de Yucatán, México. La marina mexicana logró rescatar 17 otras personas que probablemente serán deportados a Cuba.El ex presidente de Israel, Simón Péres, ha propuesto al papa Francisco la formación de una “ONU de religiones” ante la ineficiencia de la actual organización internacional. Péres dijo que cada rato estallan guerras con la excusa de la religión. “Hay miles de movimientos terroristas que pretenden matar en nombre de la religión”, dijo Péres.Los abusos contra las mujeres y los niños son noticias frecuentes en la prensa mundial. El Oriente Medio parece ser el principal lugar donde las mujeres no gozan de ningún derecho y son maltratadas y hasta asesinadas. Hay varias organizaciones luchando contra este flagelo pero hasta ahora todo se ha quedado en “letra muerta”.MANDAMIENTO: Ama a tu prójimo como a ti mismo. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Rapidísimas Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY
Beloved guitarist Tom Hamilton is set to hit the road hard with his group American Babies this fall! Hamilton is a tour-de-force in the live music scene, playing with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Billy & The Kids, Electron and more, but his home is right here with American Babies. Having just released their recent album An Epic Battle Between Light And Dark, Hamilton and co will hit the road for a major fall tour that includes stops at festivals like Catskill Chill, Luna Light and more!The tour has some unique performances lined up, including a handful of dates that will be “Masquerade Ball” themed. Live For Live Music is proud to be a presenting partner for two of these exciting performances, including a Masquerade Ball on October 29th at the Tonic Room in Chicago, IL (ticket info here) and another on November 5th at American Beauty on November 5th (ticket info here – will be live on Friday, 8/19). These Halloween-type shows are sure to be wild parties, hosted by the American Babies crew.Tickets for the shows will go on sale either this Friday or Saturday, so be sure to check with your local venue as to not miss out! The full tour schedule can be seen below:Tom Hamilton’s American Babies Fall TourSept. 2 – Denver CO – Mile High SpiritsSept. 15 – Bridgeport, CT – The AcousticSept. 16 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall ^Sept. 17 – Blakeslee, PA – Midnight Mountain Music ShowSept. 24 – Pottstown, PA – CanjamSept. 25 – Lakewood, PA – Catskill ChillSept. 30 – Petaskala, OH – Fennario Music FestivalOct. 1 – Athens, OH – DrxvmsOct. 13 – Darlington, MD – Luna Light FestivalOct. 14 – Darlington, MD – Luna Light FestivalOct. 15 – Ithaca, NY – The HauntOct. 19 – St. Louis, MO – The Bootleg @ Atomic CowboyOct. 21 – Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half NoteOct. 22 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre ^^Oct. 26 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music HallOct. 28 – Milwaukee, WI – Miramar TheatreOct. 29 – Chicago, IL – Tonic Room ^^Nov. 2 – Buffalo, NY – Iron WorksNov. 3 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott TheaterNov. 4 – Albany, NY – The HollowNov. 5 – New York, NY – American Beauty ^^Nov. 18 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall ^^Nov. 19 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall ^^Nov. 25 – Plains, PA – River Street Jazz Cafe^ Philly Is The Boss: A Musical Tribute to Bruce Springsteen^^ Masquerade Ball
In October, I had the opportunity to travel back to Russia for the 9th annual EMC Forum, hosted at the World Trade Center in Moscow. With more than 1,500 attendees, including customers, partners and press, it was clear that the people of Russia are excited by the transformation happening in IT and are eager to learn more and capitalize on the growing megatrend that is big data.One of the topics that I covered in my keynote was the benefits of big data. It’s a source of business innovation and revenue growth and these mimic the challenges that every organization deals with and are not going away anytime soon. Big data can help gain new insights that grow the business and improve operational efficiency. In fact, the number one use of big data is to increase customer intimacy by gathering more data about customers to improve marketing efficiency, product designs and satisfy customer needs.Given the technical expertise and sophistication of IT users in Russia, the adoption of big data ideas have disseminated quite quickly compared to years past when we would introduce new concepts region by region, hoping for acceptance. The question is not whether big data will be a big deal but rather, how ready are IT companies to bring these ideas to market?Russia is a hotbed of IT IP and they are ready and excited about jumping on the big data opportunity.Two of the biggest sectors in Russia in which big data can make an extraordinary impact are in financial services and oil and gas. Banks are often looking for solutions to engage customers in new ways, generate business demand and increase revenue streams. With high-volume, varied customer data, big data infrastructure and analytics are needed to improve growth strategy and gain competitive advantage. In oil and gas, anticipating trends and predicting findings is critical to improving operational efficiency. Not to mention that seismic data is tailor made for big data analysis.To have the chance to visit Russia twice in just a few short months was wonderful as I was able to meet with our talented team who are focused on taking EMC to the next level. EMC was recently listed as the #4 IT employer in Russia by Aon Hewitt and we are committed to growing our talented workforce there. Our customers and partners who go to market with us are very excited about the depth and breadth of our product line, the strategic positioning that we’ve carved out for ourselves, and the expansion on their ability to serve their customers’ broad IT requirements.
Apple expands renewable energy efforts into China FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:Apple® today announced a new first-of-its-kind investment fund in China to connect suppliers with renewable energy sources. As part of Apple’s commitment to address climate change and increase the use of renewable energy within its supply chain, 10 initial suppliers and Apple will jointly invest nearly $300 million over the next four years into the China Clean Energy Fund. The fund will invest in and develop clean energy projects totaling more than 1 gigawatt of renewable energy in China, the equivalent of powering nearly 1 million homes.Transitioning to clean energy can be complex. This is especially true for smaller companies that may not have access to viable clean energy sources. By virtue of its size and scale, the China Clean Energy Fund will give its participants the advantage of greater purchasing power and the ability to attain more attractive and diverse clean energy solutions. The China Clean Energy Fund will be managed through a third party, DWS Group, which specializes in sustainable investments and will also invest in the fund.Today’s news follows Apple’s announcement earlier this year that its global facilities are powered by 100 percent clean energy and the launch of its Supplier Clean Energy Program in 2015. Since that program began, 23 manufacturing partners, operating in more than 10 different countries, have committed to powering all of their Apple production with 100 percent clean energy. Apple and its suppliers will generate more than 4 gigawatts of new clean energy worldwide by 2020—representing one-third of Apple’s current manufacturing electricity footprint.Apple is also working with its suppliers to find new ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The company recently announced it reached a breakthrough with aluminum suppliers Alcoa Corporation and Rio Tinto Aluminum on a new technology that eliminates direct greenhouse gas emissions from the traditional smelting process, a key step in aluminum production.The initial suppliers participating in the China Clean Energy Fund include: Catcher Technology Compal Electronics Corning Incorporated Golden Arrow Jabil Luxshare-ICT Pegatron Solvay Sunway Communication WistronMore: Apple Launches New Clean Energy Fund in China
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:German energy giant Innogy has finalised plans to build two solar farms in Canada that will be built without subsidies, highlighting once again the tremendous potential and growth of the global solar industry over the last few years.It was not that long ago that most every renewable energy project that reached active development and construction did so only with the support of government subsidies. Opponents of renewable energy technologies (and really, any technology that benefits from government subsidies) will often hold these subsidies up as proof that the technology cannot compete on its own – conveniently forgetting that their own preferred technology likely benefited from the same government support.Which makes the speed with which renewable energy technologies have progressed out of needing government subsidisation even more impressive. Clean energy technologies such as wind and solar are being built across the world without government subsidies, revealing a fast-tracked decline in technology costs and a need to stand apart from support in the face of intense opposition.This has been highlighted once again on Monday, this time in Canada, where Innogy, the renewable energy offshoot of utility giant RWE, announced that it had taken the Final Investment Decision (FID) to build two solar farms with a combined capacity of 57 MW (at peak).Innogy expects construction and commissioning to both be accomplished by year’s end and investment is expected to be in the mid-double-digit euro range, according to the company’s press release.The new Canadian solar projects – the 30 MW Hull and the 27 MW Vauxhall – were developed by local Solar Krafte Utilities, who transferred the project rights to Innogy in February, and will be built in Southern Alberta, close to the town of Vauxhall, with construction expected to begin in the second quarter.More: Now, even in Canada unsubsidised solar beats fossil fuels Developer to build subsidy-free solar projects in fossil fuel-dependent Canada
Last week, convenience store chain Wawa announced that more than 850 of its stores had been impacted by malware that exposed customers’ debit and credit card information since March. It has not released how many consumers may have been affected.NAFCU, as a leader in calling for national data security standards, has urged lawmakers to consider a national data security standard for institutions that collect and store consumer information. The association was the first group after the massive 2013 Target data breach to call for a legislative solution to reform the nation’s data security system.In a letter to customers, Wawa said malware was discovered on its processing servers Dec. 10 and was contained by Dec. 12; the company believes the malware began running March 4. Payment card information, including expiration dates and cardholder names, used at in-store payment terminals and fuel dispensers could have been accessed by the malware. PIN numbers, card security codes, and driver’s license information were not affected.Wawa also provided consumers with resources to monitor for suspicious activity. It contracted Experian to provide consumers potentially impacted by this breach with one year of identity theft and credit monitoring for free. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Belfast’s Leah McCourt says she is ready to kick start her MMA career in 2021 and become a serious contender in Bellator’s featherweight division.It has been a challenging 2020 for McCourt who has undergone shoulder surgery during lockdown in order to help her better prepare for her next fight, which is unlikely to take place until next year now.- Advertisement – McCourt doesn’t have a date for return bout but is loosely working towards being cage-ready at the start of 2021 and building on her 4-1 career record. And for McCourt, the pandemic has underscored the importance of being busy.“Opportunities are so few in MMA anyway, now I’m definitely going to appreciate them even more.”Unpleasant recovery Image:‘The Curse’ underwent the knife on long-standing shoulder problem 2:23 McCourt’s physical concern may linger, but she says the psychological impact of early lockdown has dissipated with being able to train again. After the euphoria of headlining and winning in Dublin in late February, COVID-19 curtailed any extended celebration.“I had the highest of highs in the arena and I went to Dubai on holiday. Then I came back and everything was locked down. Usually, I’m out of the house at 7am to 11 at night. Always busy, training, coaching, working, looking after Isabella. I really didn’t like being locked in the house,” McCourt said.A challenging lockdown McCourt would be excited to see Cris Cyborg take on Katie Taylor in the boxing ring, but doesn’t believe it’ll happen due to the size difference McCourt is also appreciating feeling fit and healthy. While COVID-19 put her career on hold, it allowed her to get surgery on a long-standing shoulder problem in July. But the recovery has not been pleasant.- Advertisement – McCourt’s world shrunk to just caring for her daughter, Isabella. And she said, mentally, the lack of activity was challenging.“There are benefits like being in the house with Isabella, spending time with her. My mind though… I’m used to being busy. And it’s been extremely tough. I was lucky to get away with Bellator (as an analyst), we did the Paris and Milan shows in the Euro series and it was good to get back to some normality.”True normal service will be resumed when McCourt re-enters the cage. She’s keen to resurrect her fight with Australian Janay Harding (5-4) that was slated for May in London before being cancelled.“I’d love for her to be my next opponent. I think she’s a good step up. She’s talented. I don’t think her record shows how good she is. She’s a good striker, nice and clean.“I think it would be good fight for me to have. But Bellator know, I’ll just say yes to whoever they say and I really don’t care!”Cyborg’s the target – Advertisement – Image:McCourt has the legendary Cris Cyborg in her sights While the immediate future has been clouded by the Coronavirus crisis, McCourt’s long-term goal remains crystal clear: she wants to be a world champion. She’s not sure though if that will involve a clash with current featherweight champion, MMA legend Cris Cyborg.“Cris is a champion of my division. Even though I feel it’s inevitable I’m going to be a world champion in Bellator, I don’t when my time comes if she’s still going to be the champion. But I was a champion in the amateurs and believe I will be in the pros.”McCourt says one positive to come from the go-slow of the pandemic has been the time to reflect on her strengths and weaknesses and make adjustments. She’s made technical tweaks, but says the biggest difference will be in her general approach.“Committing to myself and believing in myself. When I get in there, I’ve got a good skill-set, I can do everything. But maybe on the night I’m not putting everything together. It’s about really committing to everything, to my takedowns to my shots and making them cleaner.”Dream fight: Cyborg vs Taylor? She said: “I couldn’t sleep for four weeks with the pain. I was on morphine tablets. I just couldn’t sleep. I’ve never felt pain like it. It’s been hard. But I’m about 14 weeks post surgery now and I’m back striking, back drilling, strengthening it again and trying to get fit!”McCourt concedes she still has a psychological barrier to get past regarding the shoulder, but believes the focus of an upcoming fight will compel her to commit fully to physical contact.“Even in grappling, I’m wary when it comes to my shoulder. But a few weeks into camp, into training, I’ll be forced to use it, to use it my takedowns and everything. But there’s definitely that mental thing of ‘I don’t want to injury my shoulder again’.” 1:21 McCourt lives in Belfast and trains in Dublin and feels like the mooted cross-over boxing match between Cyborg and two-weight boxing world champion Katie Taylor would be a huge event in Ireland. But she is concerned that the women are physically mismatched.“I think there’s a big size difference! Cyborg’s a good bit bigger than Katie. They’ve never been the same weight class. But Cyborg has achieved so much more in MMA and it would be great to see her take on the boxing challenge. I think that would be so exciting for female martial arts, but I don’t’ know if it could ever happen.” In need of some Lockdown II motivation? Bellator’s McCourt has some workouts that you can easily do at home ‘The Curse’ McCourt, who hails from Saintfield in County Down, created history by becoming the first female to headline an event for Bellator Europe in Dublin back in February.She defeated Germany’s Judith Ruis via unanimous decision, sending a packed 3Arena, including her daughter Isabella, into raptures.“I’m really excited and really motivated for my next fight. I feel like in my last fights my performances have been hampered by injuries,” McCourt told Sky Sports.- Advertisement –
Bruce Pang, head of macro and strategy research at China Renaissance, said Tuesday that the decline in prices was due to an increase in the supply of live pigs, and that he expects further year-on-year declines in pork prices in the current quarter.Overall inflation in China as measured by the consumer price index is likely to decline, Pang said.The consumer price index rose 0.5% in October from a year ago, the statistics bureau said. Overall food prices climbed 2.2%, with fresh vegetable prices rising 16.7%. Beef and lamb prices also rose, up 7% and 3.6%, respectively. Breeders feed piglets at a pig farm on May 12, 2020 in Bijie, Guizhou Province of China.Deng Gang | Visual China Group | Getty Images Looking ahead, China’s pork supply is set to recover further from the recent shortage.Zhao Guangyu, agriculture goods analyst at Nanhua Futures, said the stock of reproductive sows has entered a period of “accelerated recovery,” according to CNBC’s translation of a Chinese-language statement.Zhao expects imports of pork and central government auctions of meat from its frozen reserves to continue their increase through the end of this year, adding to supply while consumption demand remains steady.For the first three quarters of the year, China’s imports of pork more than doubled from a year ago, the national customs agency said last month.However, that growth is set to fade.In China’s plans for the next five years, the central Chinese government has specifically stated that ensuring national food security will be a priority. That would reduce China’s reliance on agriculture imports from countries such as the U.S. and Australia, with whom Beijing’s relations have become tense“After a torrid pace in 2020, China pork imports are forecast down 6 percent (in 2021) due to the rebound in domestic production,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service said in a quarterly report dated Oct. 9. The agency predicts a 9% increase in Chinese pork production, but notes it will still be nearly 25% lower than prior to the disease outbreak.Imports will account for only about 11% of Chinese pork consumption this year, according to data from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.The report said U.S. pork exports next year will likely remain about the same, at 3.3 million tons as growth in Mexico, Japan and other markets offset weaker demand from China. – Advertisement – BEIJING — Prices of pork in China fell for the first time in more than a year, after months of surging prices for the country’s most popular meat.Pork prices fell 2.8% in October from a year ago, China’s National Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. The drop was the first since February 2019, or more than a year-and-a-half ago.Prices doubled last fall and continued their rapid rise into this spring as African swine fever killed swaths of pig herds in China. The pace of increase began to slow in the last few months.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement –
On Friday, December 22, at the press conference held in Zagreb, in the Croatian House “Mother’s Story”, the 1st Festival of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Tourist Events, Attractions and Destinations “ALL TOGETHER CROATIA BEST “Which will be held in Vukovar, from 3 to 6 May 2018.The festival was presented in anticipation of the beginning of the new year, 2018, which is also the European Year of Cultural Heritage, and its uniqueness is that it is the first Croatian festival to present protected Croatian intangible cultural heritage located on the national and UNESCO. list, with the most attractive tourist events, attractions and destinations from all over Croatia.”We are especially glad that our Vukovar will host this, the 1st Festival of Intangible Cultural Heritage, tourist events, attractions and destinations. Vukovar-Srijem County is the national winner of the European Destination of Excellence with the project Vukovar – Vučedol – Ilok, and with the fact that our city and county is especially rich in tourist facilities, we are pleased to host our colleagues, tourism workers and many guests from all over. parts of Croatia. With this project we confirm that Vukovar is a city of togetherness, positive energy and with this message we start preparing for the festivaland “, said Rujana Bušić Srpak, director of the Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board, at the presentation. Representatives of the City of Vukovar and Vukovar-Srijem County agreed that this festival is of great value for the city of Vukovar, which will become a real tourist center from 3 to 6 May 2018, and the number of events that apply for presentation within the 1st Festival intangible cultural heritage, tourist events, attractions and destinations “ALL TOGETHER CROATIA BEST”, is growing day by day.Zvonimir’s Days, Knin, International Lace Festival, Pag, Krk Fair from Krk, Porcijunkulovo, Čakovec, Kupske noći, Sisak, Dalmatian Klapa Festival, Omiš, Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival, Ogulin, Thrill blues Festival, Trilj, Kaj will be presented in Vukovar. our ancestors, Vrbovec, Đakovo embroideries and many other events ate, and the participation of Croatian events from the diaspora was announced.
Beckwith Star (7-1) bravely landed the two-mile Easyfix Rubber Products Handicap Hurdle for a second consecutive year. Press Association Henry de Bromhead’s 10-year-old looked susceptible to Defining Year at the top of the home straight, but Dermot Weld’s inmate did not find as much as had been expected and could only finish third. Plain Sailing instead came powerfully from off the pace under Danny Mullins, but he was narrowly kept at bay by the Adam O’Neill-ridden Beckwith Star, with just a head separating the protagonists as they hit the line. De Bromhead said :”For a 10-year-old he has some heart and is very straightforward. “He battled really well and he can do anything (over hurdles or fences) now as he has his job done. “Fair play to Adam, he gave him a super ride and is great value for his 5lb claim.”