The Danube, the lifeblood of Europe. It flows and connects at 2.888 kilometers of its length from the source in the Black Forest in Germany all the way to the mouth of the Black Sea. The Danube is the second longest and richest river in Europe after the Volga and passes through as many as 10 countries on its way to the mouth. Tens of millions of people live on its shores, it connects different peoples, religions and cultures. Throughout history, but also today, the Danube is an important international waterway, and these voyages have often been sung and are an inexhaustible source of inspiration. The most celebrated musical work inspired by this ancient northeastern border of the ancient Roman state is certainly the waltz of Johann Strauss Jr., “On the beautiful blue Danube.”The Danube is an economic, cultural and tourist fabric that connects the countries of the Danube region into one harmonious whole, and this is also the unique message promoted by the Danube Art Festival.Namely, the Danube Art Festival under the motto “flows and connects” strives to brand the Croatian Danube region as a unique tourist, cultural, but also wine and gourmet destination. The festival promotes the values of cultural heritage, musical creativity and the wine and gourmet riches of the Croatian Danube region. DunavArt Festival intends to connect attractive locations into a unique artistic experience and bring them closer to the Croatian public in an interesting and fun way. The festival was launched last year on the initiative of Miran Hadži – Veljković and Zlatko Petrović – Paja, better known as the Kings of the Street and as the organizers of Cesti is d ‘Best, an international street festival in Zagreb.This year’s edition of the Festival includes programs in Erdut and Vukovar, on June 22nd and 23rd, and in Baranja’s Batina in the period from June 29th and 30th, and for the first time this festival of music, oenology and gastronomy is held in Ilok.«It was logical for Ilok to join Erdut, Vukovar and Batina in marking this Festival. This is an extremely important event for Ilok because between two local events, Vinkovo and Ilok grape harvest, this continues the continuity of the promotion of Ilok in the country, but also in the world. We are expecting a large number of guests for a number of events we are planning for that weekend”, Said the Mayor of the City of Ilok, Marina Budimir.The Ilok part of the program will be held on June 29 and 30, and everyone who is in Ilok during that period will be able to enjoy top music and a rich original wine and gourmet offer.In the medieval core of Ilok, the atrium of Odescalchi Castle, visitors will be able to listen to an excellent concert by the famous Novi Sad band The Frajle on June 29, while the next day the audience will be entertained by the Zagreb jazz band Scharf Club Swing Quintet. The “quintet” is composed of violinist Miljenko Pulić, pianist Antun Reljić, double bassist Nenad Vrandečić and Bulgarian and guitar player Ranko Purić. From the rich art program, the reading of poetry on the topic of the Danube on Friday stands out, as well as the screening of the film “Golden Fleece, Argonauts from the Pond” on Saturday.In the eno-gourmet part of the program, visitors will be able to join the presentation of Wine from the Danube and the Danube Table. Also, in addition to the chicory race, the International Danube Day in Ilok is celebrated on June 30, while in the grand finale of the Festival, visitors can expect the “First International Wine Judging of the Danube Countries”.«So far, we have collected 97 wine samples, and on June 30, we plan to award prizes to the best in its category. In this way, Ilok will become an attractive destination in eastern Croatia that has a lot to offer. We expect guests from neighboring Vojvodina and the entire eastern part of Croatia, but also beyond. Preparations are underway and I am pleased that the Ilok cellars and all our restaurants with their delicacies and river fish specialties have joined the wine cluster. In addition to a rich gastronomic and oenological offer, this is an opportunity to present our cultural and historical heritage”, Concluded Budimir.The City of Ilok, the Tourist Board of the City of Ilok and the Museum of the City of Ilok are participating in the realization of this year’s edition of the DunavArt Festival in Ilok, as well as sponsors: Ilok Cellars, Hotel Dunav-Ilok, Villa Iva-Ilok, Hrvatske vode and Wine Cluster Srijem.The DunavArt Festival project is being implemented with the financial support of the EU Interreg cross-border cooperation program between Croatia and Serbia 2014-2020. as part of the Central Danube Tour project. The project holder is the Regional Development Agency of Slavonia and Baranja, while the City of Ilok and Osijek-Baranja County appear as partners on the Croatian side.See more about the project and program here
Feeles…wants mandatory DNA testing before child maintenance A father’s support group is advocating for family Courts to order mandatory DNA testing before child maintenance orders are granted for children in Antigua & Barbuda and the wider region.President of the Single Fathers’ Association of Trinidad & Tobago, Rhondall Jesse Feeles believes that this should be an integral part of the application process as men are often faced with imprisonment if they fail to make child support payments in a timely manner – and in some instances, they may not even be the father.Feeles made the suggestion as he highlighted a case where the man had already been paying child support but later discovered he was not the biological father, according to a report on stlucianewsonline.com.“He did a paternity test 13 years after and it was proven that the child was not his child and there was an order out for his arrest for maintenance before that. Of course, the upkeep of the child is instrumental but are there any checks and balances, even on the mother’s side that she is contributing to the child as well?” he asked.Feeles said the man spent several years going back and forth in the court to address the situation and eventually the order to pay was quashed. The man nonetheless maintained a relationship with and supported the child.He said many times men own up to being the fathers based only on information from the woman. Meanwhile, he said constantly taking time off to make the child maintenance payments can also affect the man’s livelihood.“In Trinidad & Tobago, we have a slow methodology of paying. Men have lost their jobs because they have days off to go to have this maintenance paid and it has been a horrific experience,” he said.Feeles meanwhile expressed the view that men should not be imprisoned due to non-payment of child support because some cannot afford these court-ordered payments and called for an assessment of the earning capacities and schedules.pressed the view that men should not be imprisoned due to non-payment of child support because some cannot afford these court-ordered payments and called for an assessment of the earning capacities and schedules.
Wellington Police notes: Thursday, March 17, 2016â€¢6:09 a.m. Shellie D. Yura, 39, Wellington was cited for driving while license is suspended and failure to give signal in the 900 block N. G, Wellington.â€¢12 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 100 block S. Washington, Wellington.â€¢2:05 p.m. Officers investigated counterfeiting in the 100 block S. Washington, Wellington.â€¢7:15 p.m. Officers took a report of found keys in the 100 block N. G, Wellington.â€¢8:45 p.m. Nathan B. Hunt, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for fail to signal.â€¢8:54 p.m. Shane C. Dry, 47, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.â€¢9:05 p.m. Michael A. Evans, 37, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no proof of insurance.â€¢11:25 p.m. Officers assisted an outside agency in the 600 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.â€¢11:30 p.m. Robert A. Harris, 41, Wellington was arrested and confined on warrants through Sumner County for failure to appear on driving while suspended or revoked and Sedgwick County for probation violation.
Paris, France | AFP | Arsenal scraped into the last 16 of the Europa League despite a 2-1 second-leg defeat by Ostersunds, but Thursday’s action was marred by violent clashes at the match between between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow which left a police officer dead.Two quickfire first-half goals gave Swedish minnows Ostersunds hope of a sensational comeback at the Emirates, but Sead Kolasinac’s goal just after the interval saw Arsenal hang on for a 4-2 win on aggregate.The north London giants move into Friday’s last-16 draw, but Ostersunds will take all the plaudits for a brave display full of quality.“At 2-0 we thought we had a chance. We played well, won the game but it was just short of the miracle,” Ostersunds coach Graham Potter told BT Sport.A Basque police officer died as security forces clashed with fans of Russian club Spartak Moscow in Bilbao.“We can confirm that a Basque policeman died Thursday,” said a press spokesman for Ertzaintza, the Basque police region.However, he would not comment on reports that the officer died as a result of the violence. “Five people have been arrested. We do not know if they are all supporters of Spartak, but many of them are Russians.”More than 500 police officers had been deployed for the high-risk return leg of the tie, which Bilbao won 4-3 on aggregate despite a 2-1 loss on the night.Having cruised to a 3-0 victory in the first leg last week, Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal appeared complacent and were caught out by the vibrant visitors to the Emirates.Midfielder Hosam Aiesh capped off a slick move for the underdogs to pull one back in the 22nd minute, running onto Saman Ghoddos’ through ball and slotting into the corner with the aid of a deflection off Calum Chambers.The hapless Arsenal centre-back was caught out just 69 seconds later as the home fans were left stunned, with winger Ken Sema spinning Chambers and drilling a low finish past Gunners goalkeeper David Ospina.Potter may have been thinking back to his side’s missed injury-time penalty in the first-leg 3-0 loss, but they continued to press as Arsenal laboured.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2