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The Chinese province of Sichuan and Osijek-Baranja County have established bilateral cooperation. The focus is on tourism and the economy

first_imgOsijek-Baranja County participated in the “Belt and Road Sichuan” International Forum for Cooperation and Development in China, Sichuan Province, where among 42 delegations from 32 countries, the economic and tourist potentials of the County were presented. Osijek-Baranja County was one of the main partners of the Forum, and the focus of participation was the area of ​​trade and investment. The four-day visit of the Osijek-Baranja County delegation to the Chinese province of Sichuan concluded with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Osijek-Baranja County and the Sichuan Province on establishing friendship and cooperation. Osijek-Baranja County, based on the signed Memorandum and established relations with the Province of Sichuan, will continue to promote and position investment potentials with the aim of strengthening the economy and tourism in the county, according to OBŽ. “The memorandum was signed in the desire to strengthen friendly relations through the establishment of interregional cooperation, and the goal is to mutually increase economic and trade exchange and cultural development of the two regions. The priority sectors of cooperation prescribed by the Memorandum are environmental protection and ecology, transport and logistics, modern agriculture and education, tourism and culture. ” said Prefect Anušić during the signing of the Agreement and added that the cooperation with the Province of Sichuan is the result of intensive work on the international positioning of Osijek-Baranja County and its resources, as well as the development of cooperation between Croatia and the People’s Republic of China within the 16 + 1 Initiative. Photo: Osijek-Baranja County “Croatia as a member of the European Union, a country with beautiful natural resources, rich cultural heritage, excellent gastronomic and eno offer and especially after the success of our national football team at last year’s World Cup has become interesting to Chinese tourists and investors. Osijek-Baranja County is geostrategically well positioned and well connected with the entire region, so at the invitation of the host we presented investment and tourism potentials. I believe in the exchange of experiences and future active cooperation between our county and the province of Sichuan, which I emphasized in my presentation at the Governor’s Forum. “said Prefect Anusic. A meeting was also held with the mayors of Leshan and Meishan, the most developed tourist destinations in the Province of Sichuan, and he presented the tourist offer and agricultural resources of the county. The mayors expressed particular interest in developing further bilateral co-operation. Sichuan Province has seen significant economic growth in recent years. In 2018, it achieved a GDP of 605,3 billion US dollars. The province has established economic and trade links with more than 220 countries and regions, and 17 countries have opened consular offices in the province. It is one of the main centers of agricultural production in China, and they are also focused on the development of a high-tech industrial base through investments in electronic and information technologies. As they point out from Osijek-Baranja County, the governor of the Sichuan Province Yin Li expressed great interest in cooperation in terms of organic agricultural production, science and tourism. Therefore, OBŽ sent an invitation to the Governor in Osijek-Baranja County, which will be one of the next steps in the implementation and strengthening of further cooperation.last_img read more

Songlines music awards honor Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen

first_imgZimbabwe Awards Best Students & Teachers Related Ethiopia’s traditional music ambassador eyes AFRIMA awards The winners of Songlines magazine’s 2015 awards were announced, with Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen winning Best Artist, Ibibio Sound Machine picked as Best Newcomers, Toumani Sidiki Diabate named as Best Group and The Kronos Quartet taking Best Cross-Cultural Collaboration. Ghana Film Awards: Golden Movie Awards Fetes Outstanding Film Industry Talentlast_img

Can Guardiola salvage Man City’s season?

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola conceded the Premier League title to Liverpool long ago, but his side’s profligate attack and porous defence are becoming worrying trends. A sixth defeat of the campaign, at Tottenham on Sunday, means City have now lost as many times this season as in their previous 84 league games under Guardiola and are relying on cup competitions to salvage their season. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are 22 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool Guardiola’s men are into a third consecutive League Cup final, where they will be heavy favourites to beat Aston Villa on March 1. They face Sheffield Wednesday in the fifth round of the FA Cup. However, City’s season will now be judged on how they fare in the Champions League, with the might of 13-time winners Real Madrid awaiting them in the last 16. An inability to progress beyond the quarter-finals in Guardiola’s three seasons at City so far has been the major disappointment of an otherwise hugely successful reign. “I will be judged, if we don’t win it in my final period here, that I will be a failure here. I know that,” said the City boss ahead of this weekend. Relying on Laporte Read Also: EPL: Steven Bergwijn delighted after debut goal for Tottenham “Maybe one day we make a click and we change it. I think the team is good, I like the way my team play but it is not enough.” Guardiola has garnered a reputation as one of football’s all-time great coaches after winning 28 trophies in three different countries with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and City. A true test of that greatness will be whether he can turn the tide in the next few weeks to avoid City’s season ending limply. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 If they are to be crowned European champions, City need major improvements at both ends of the pitch, but tightening up at the back is the most pressing priority. In their back-to-back title winning campaigns, Guardiola’s men conceded 27 goals in 2017⁄18 and 23 last season. With 13 games still to play this season, they have already conceded 29. The loss of Aymeric Laporte for most of the season with a serious knee injury and failure to replace the departed Vincent Kompany has left Guardiola short on reliable centre-backs due to the erratic form of John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi. Laporte is back fit, although he has been bedded in slowly after making his return in a 1-0 win at Sheffield United nearly two weeks ago. Aymeric Laporte made his return from a long-term knee injury two weeks ago Sergio Aguero (left) and Ilkay Gundogan (bottom) missed huge chances for Manchester City in a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham The 2-0 defeat in north London on Sunday was only the second time City have failed to score in the league this season. They have still scored five more goals in the league than Liverpool, who are 22 points clear at the top and streaking towards the title. However, a failure to take their chances has also been a recurring theme of City’s season. Against Spurs they had 18 shots to Tottenham’s three, missed a penalty and a series of other sitters. “Always I believe and, today more than ever, you are closer to win the games when you create more chances and concede few,” insisted Guardiola. The Frenchman still has another three weeks to get up to speed before City visit Madrid on February 26, but needs to get back close to his best if the visitors are to escape from the Bernabeu unscathed. Guardiola also has to decide who he trusts to start at left-back against Madrid. Oleksandr Zinchenko cost his side the game at Tottenham by getting sent off for a second yellow card with half an hour to play. Benjamin Mendy has not won back Guardiola’s trust in another season dogged by fitness problems and poor form, while Angelino, who started some of City’s biggest games of the season, against Liverpool and Manchester United, was shipped out on loan to Leipzig last week. Waiting to ‘click’ Loading… Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Natural History Museums That Are Really, Really GoodCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootlast_img read more

Graduation Time

first_imgToday will begin a long list of high school graduations across southeastern Indiana.  Some of you may have already walked across the stage.For you student athletes out there, best of luck in whatever you pursue.  The rest of you enjoy your summer and get ready for another high school sporting season in two months.Happy vacation!last_img

Blue Diamond issues voluntary recall

first_imgSacramento, Ca. — Blue Diamond has voluntarily recalled more than 145,000 half-gallon cartons of almond milk because they may contain dairy milk, a possible allergen not listed on the label.The affected cartons were shipped to 28 states, and later recalled from retailers and wholesalers in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin, per the press release.The recall only applies to refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk with a use-by date of September 2, 2018, and a UPC barcode of 41570 05621 (located on the side panel of the carton next to the nutrition facts). According to the press release, the recalled cartons represents less than .8% of the half-gallon containers of Vanilla Breeze almond milk shipped by Hood in the last year.The almond milk is safe to consume unless you have a milk allergy or sensitivity. There has been one report of an allergic reaction, but medical treatment or hospitalization was not required.If you’ve purchased the recalled milk, you can return it where you bought it for a full refund or exchange, or visit Blue Diamond’s website to complete a web form.last_img read more

Up to 1,000 fans in all Serie A games

first_img read also:Serie A meeting Italian government to discover fate of season Fans can still ensure social distancing by keeping at least one metre apart, while they’ll also be asked to wear masks coming in and have their temperature checked. According to Sky Sport Italia, the new ruling will be valid from today until October 7, at which point it will receive another revision based on the latest COVID data. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Italian Government has agreed to open up Serie A games to a maximum of 1,000 spectators until another review on October 7. Several regional authorities in Emilia-Romagna, Veneto and Lombardy had already passed individual rulings, so the pressure helped the Government and Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora to follow suit. It stands to reason, because the current COVID-19 lockdown rules allow up to 1,000 people to attend open-air events, such as concerts and theatre productions. Football is considered no different and therefore ought to receive the same treatment, although for now the Government ruling only covers Serie A games.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Revealed: 6 Hidden Secrets Of The Great Wall Of China8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?last_img read more

Pellegrini pleased to add pace

first_img Pellegrini added: “He will provide a variety of attacking options for us and he can also score goals as well as create them for others. He is an excellent signing for the club. “Jesus is a world and European champion and a regular squad member in a very special Spain team.” Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho has been brought in from Shakhtar Donetsk and Pellegrini said the 28-year-old was one of his major summer targets. “I made Fernandinho one of the top priorities. He has impressed me on a number of occasions over the past few years and is another player I’ve taken a keen interest in,” the Blues boss told “He is an experienced international who will further strengthen our midfield and I think he will be well suited to the Premier League. He is a superb athlete with a wide range of passing, can score goals and most importantly, can quickly turn defence into attack. “Both Jesus and Fernandinho add pace and skill to what is already a very talented and successful squad. I am looking forward to working with both our new signings and to working with the players who have already won a Premier League title together. “We have a very strong pool and together we aim to achieve great things.” New Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes adding more pace to his squad puts them in better shape to regain their Premier League title. The Chilean has spoken of speed being a key component in the armoury of the club’s two summer signings Jesus Navas and Fernandinho. Pellegrini is looking to add more before the start of the season, but appears to be losing the battle to be reunited with Isco, whom he coached at former club Malaga. Nevertheless Pellegrini is delighted by the two acquisitions already made. “Jesus is a player I know well from La Liga and he is someone I have admired for a long time,” he said. “He is quick, has excellent technique and I think the City fans will enjoy watching him play.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Pierluigi Collina uses Luke Shaw injury to highlight the need for safety first

first_img “We want to have the players playing and not players recovering from long-term injuries. “We certainly reminded our referees to be very, very careful with this matter. “We would like also to remind players to be very careful when they make challenges. We would like to convince them that getting the football is not everything. “If a player hits the ball and then endangers the opponent, he is convinced that the job was done correctly.” UEFA chief refereeing officer Pierluigi Collina has reminded officials of their responsibility to player safety after Luke Shaw’s nasty leg break. A little more than three weeks have passed since the 20-year-old left-back’s fine start to the season was brought to an abrupt halt in Manchester United’s Champions League clash against PSV Eindhoven. Shaw suffered a double leg break in a tackle by Hector Moreno, leading to two operations and a lengthy spell on the sidelines that could end extinguish his Euro 2016 hopes. Press Association Collina found it “tough” it to watch and was disappointed by the reaction of referee Nicola Rizzoli as well as the players. “If you see the clip in PSV v Man United when Shaw was heavily injured and (had his) leg broken, the defender played ball and legs,” the UEFA refereeing chief said, speaking at the Leaders in Sport Business Summit 2015. “On the field, nobody reacted because what was perceived, even by players on the field of play, was that the ball was played. “This is the thought of many: if the ball is played, it is not even a foul. “We need to make people, even the football community, aware that if you want to protect the safety of the player, even challenges on the ball but risking in terms of endangering safety of an opponent can be punished, should be punished. “Football is not everything, safety comes more than the football itself.” Collina said Moreno’s challenge “should have been punished” and that incident, along with one which saw Barcelona’s Rafinha seriously hurt, led UEFA to contact its officials. “We immediately reminded all of our referees how it is important to be careful in assessing those challenges that can be rated as reckless or even a serious problem,” he said. last_img read more

Romelu Lukaku’s red-hot form takes him to seven goals in six for Everton

first_img DECEMBER 1 v MIDDLESBROUGH Lukaku’s purple patch stretched from November into December as he doubled the Toffees’ advantage in a 2-0 Capital One Cup win over Middlesbrough to send the Merseysiders through to the semi-finals. No prizes for guessing who supplied the cross as Lukaku glanced Deulofeu’s fine near-post delivery into the far corner in a manner reminiscent of his first goal against Aston Villa. DECEMBER 7 v CRYSTAL PALACE It had looked like being one of those nights for both Lukaku and Everton as they failed to convert their second-half dominance into goals. The hosts’ centre-forward had hit a post and the crossbar either side of Scott Dann’s headed opener, but when Deulofeu drilled a ball across the six-yard box, Lukaku was on hand to turn home from close range to keep the streak alive and score his 50th Toffees goal in his 100th outing for the club. NOVEMBER 1 v SUNDERLAND Lukaku was part of a brilliant performance in a 6-2 victory over Sam Allardyce’s Black Cats at Goodison. Strike partner Arouna Kone grabbed the headlines with a hat-trick but Lukaku, who would have flicked in the third had Sebastian Coates not beaten him to it, got in on the act to score the fourth. He collected Gerard Deulofeu’s defence-splitting pass, knocked it around Costel Pantilimon and rolled into the net. NOVEMBER 7 v WEST HAM Prior to this trip to London, Lukaku had scored in each of his previous six games against the Hammers as an Everton player. Roberto Martinez’s side were trailing to a classy finish from Manuel Lanzini but they were able to rely on their big Belgian to produce the goods again in a 1-1 draw. It was a carbon copy of his strike against Sunderland, Deulofeu again supplying the pass as Adrian was the goalkeeper made to look foolish this time. NOVEMBER 21 v ASTON VILLA The only double of Lukaku’s scoring run came against Aston Villa on an afternoon when Ross Barkley also bagged a brace as the Toffees routed the struggling midlands club 4-0. Lukaku’s first was a header directed into the far corner from Seamus Coleman’s right-wing cross and he rounded off a brilliant team move, involving both Deulofeu and Barkley, to stroke in his second and Everton’s fourth. NOVEMBER 28 v BOURNEMOUTH It was the Deulofeu-and-Lukaku connection again on the south coast to put the visitors 2-0 up in a thrilling contest that would end 3-3 following dramatic late goals at either end. The Barcelona graduate spotted Lukaku’s run off Steve Cook and the Belgian took one touch, continued to hold off the defender and rifled in a near-post finish past Australia international Adam Federici in the Bournemouth goal. Romelu Lukaku’s red-hot form continued on Monday night as the Everton forward netted for the sixth successive match in all competitions. The Belgian rescued a point for the Toffees with an 81st-minute finish against Crystal Palace at Goodison Park to take his tally for the calendar year to 27 goals, while it was also his 50th Everton goal in 100 appearances. Here, Press Association Sport details his current scoring streak. Press Associationlast_img read more

Tripura manage big total on Day I in Ranji Trophy tie at ACA Stadium, Barsapara

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Tripura toyed with the bowling of Assam and piled up huge total on the board on day I in Ranji Trophy tie at the ACA Stadium, Barsapara here today.Invited to bat first, Tripura were 387-7 at stumps on day I. Four batsmen in the team scored half centuries.Assam rested senior pacer Arup Das and brought in Mrinmoy Dutta in the playing XI. But the decision to bowl first didn’t work today even though they managed to pick up a couple of early wickets.Pacer Ranjeet Mali looks very consistent with the ball this season and he maintained same performance today also. Ranjeet, picked up 32 wickets from earlier seven matches, gave good start to the host picking opener P Das before the batsman opened his account. The side lost another wicket in the form of J Banik (0), taken by Mrinmoy Dutta, when the score was only 14. Thereafter it was totally one sided affair for Tripura.Opener A Sinha (90, 4X18)) and Pratyush Singh (63, 4X9) added 136 runs on the third-wicket and that too in just 25.4 overs which created the foundation for big total. Later M Mura Singh (82no, 4X11), Milind (53, 4X7) and S Ghosh (48,4X8) not only performed nicely with the bat but also put quick runs on the board. A Sinha, the top scorer in the innings, took just 32 balls to score his fifty.Assam used seven bowlers on the first day and Ranjeet, 4-91, came out with best figure. Mrinmoy Dutta (2-97) and Gokul Sarma (1-13) collected the other wickets that Tripura lost today.Also Read: Assam to face Tripura in Ranji trophy from at ACA Stadium, BarsaparaAlso Watch: International Day of Women and Girls in Science observed at Assam Startup the Nest in Guwahatilast_img read more