Branding of Vukovar through urban visual identity

first_imgThis year, too, a street art festival called will be held in Vukovar VUKOVART – goes vertical! co-organized by Vala kulture and the City of Vukovar, as a continuation of last year’s international event VUKOVART – Port of Art 2017. At several locations in Borovo naselje, the facades of buildings will be painted with murals world-famous street artists. Also, after a great collaboration s Planet Street Painting as a co-organizer, this year he is changing that role Val culture.The main goal of the project is to change the image of the city of Vukovar and put it on the maps of European and world contemporary art that will be recognized in Croatia and in the European Union, and finally the world, and last year is proof that the organizers succeeded.The festival will host the most successful artists from the world street art scene, and visitors will be able to observe the creative processes of muralists: Marine Capdevile from Spain, Rickey Lee Gordon from South Africa, Vere Bugatti i Fabia Fedelea from Italy, Elle & Pitra from France and two Croatian artists, Cheza and Sarma. The artists will paint the facades in Borovo naselje and the program will be accompanied by musical performances. The concert of General Woo on the Vukovar promenade is also expected.The festival is also intended for families with children, so the youngest creatives will be able to participate in children’s program “Chalk 2 ” and to announce fresh competition with world artists. The workshop will be led by Filip Mrvelj, who will refresh or restore his 3D image on the Vukovar bridge.The rich program will be completed by the screening of the film “First Journey” by Filip Mrvelj and Krešimir Herceg, which shows a 1000-kilometer long bike ride to the festival where Filip Mrvelj painted a picture of the connection between Croatia and France.The Vukovart Festival realizes the original idea of ​​the organizers to make Vukovar an open-air museum with its new attractive visual identity. The 3D images attract many tourists who come to this city on the Danube every day on cruises. In this way, Vukovar creates a new concept of branding the city by merging the archaeological, cultural and historical heritage with a new urban identity, modeled on famous European destinations such as Berlin. The result of this whole tourist story is that 3D graffiti certainly generated new added value in the tourist offer of Vukovar, and in combination with the rest of the cultural offer if it is combined into a complete tourist product, they can be an excellent new tourist product of Vukovar.This festival promotes Vukovar as a place that accepts all artists, ie creators of new values. Also, this concept changes the visual identity of the city and makes it a more beautiful place to live, but also in a way that the painted areas are an attraction for more and more tourists who come. It is a project that proves that we are systematically working on a continuous tourist offer and that Vukovar is opening up to various tourist interests.On the one hand, by renovating the facades and painting public areas, Vukovar is becoming a more pleasant place to live, while on the other hand, this festival creates a unique tourist attraction that is interesting to both locals and foreign tourists.This is another proof of how the enthusiasm of an individual can contribute to a new added value of the tourist and cultural offer of the city. This event is slowly becoming a new tourist product that can result in the motive of tourist arrivals of visitors to Croatia and even Europe. Yes, you can make a great tourist story out of “nothing”, but nothing goes overnight without the will and long-term work, recognizing the opportunity of the city administration, investing in a better tomorrow and the effort and synergy of all participants.And don’t forget, investing in events is not a cost, but an investment. An investment that in a couple of years will become a motive for coming and generate tourist consumption that is dispersed vertically and horizontally to other industries. That is the greatest power of tourism.Visit Vukovar from May 29 to June 10 and have a new experience – VukovART, port of artlast_img read more

This Newport home showcases waterfront living at its best

first_img129 Griffith Road, Newport“It’s like having three blocks,” Mr Beedham said.He built the gazebo next to the pool with outdoor kitchen and upgraded the entertainment area with adjoining firepit.There is also a large lawn area that extends to the canal with a private pontoon. 129 Griffith Road, NewportTHIS waterfront home embraces outdoor living, with three separate spaces to relax and entertain guests.The abundance of space was part of the reason Robert Beedham bought the property at 129 Griffith Rd, Newport, two years ago. 129 Griffith Road, Newport“That flows off the bar room too. We love sitting there on the back lawn with bean bags looking up at the canal.”The home sits on a 955sq m corner block.It has four bedrooms on the top floor, all of which have built-in wardrobes. 129 Griffith Road, NewportThe ground floor has a combined lounge and dining area that connects to the kitchen and flows through to the meals and family room.The family room opens up to the outdoor patio.An office on the ground floor has the potential to be converted into a fifth bedroom.center_img 129 Griffith Road, NewportMore from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Mr Beedham said the canal side was his favourite spot to spend time with his wife.“Definitely the canal side entertainment area with the outdoor kitchen and TV,” Mr Beedham said. 129 Griffith Road, NewportMr Beedham has renovated the property extensively since moving in to bring it up to a more modern standard.“I did downstairs a year ago – I just finished upstairs two weeks ago,” Mr Beedham said.He and his wife have moved to a property closer to his parents.“Otherwise, I was happy to live there forever,” Mr Beedham said.The home also has a three-car lockup garage, side access and airconditioning.last_img read more

DraftKings Week 11 Monday Night Showdown: Picks, advice for Chiefs vs. Chargers NFL DFS

first_imgDraftKings Showdown Picks: Chiefs vs. ChargersCAPTAIN (1.5x points, 1.5x price): K Michael Badgley, Chargers ($5,700)If we’re leaning on one offense to stall out more often, it’s the Chargers. Badgley has as good of a leg as Butker, and the thin air will be his best friend. You’ll have a super unique captain pick by going with a kicker, and it’s more of a built-in floor than other players at this price point.FLEX: QB Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs ($12,000)This is a no-brainer. It’s not worth fading Mahomes with the level of upside that he has. He also might throw the ball 100 yards in the air at this elevation.FLEX: WR Tyreek Hill, Chiefs ($10,600)You could choose to try Travis Kelce as your Mahomes stack, but Hill is more likely to hit on a couple of the home run balls that make a tournament-winning score.FLEX: QB Philip Rivers, Chargers ($8,800)The Chiefs’ defense hasn’t been good. L.A. will have to score points to stay in this game, which means that Rivers should get to sling it around sidearm for four quarters. We’re less confident whether Keenan Allen, Mike Williams or Hunter Henry will be the main beneficiary, so we’ll just use Rivers to capture it all.FLEX: RB Melvin Gordon, Chargers ($8,600) Chiefs vs. Chargers takes place at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, usually home of the Mexican national soccer team. So, our Week 11 DraftKings Monday Night Football Showdown lineup features not just one but two kickers (the elevation is 2,000 feet higher than Mile High in Denver). That includes Michael Badgley as our DFS captain and Harrison Butker as well. By using two kickers, we can plug four studs into our lineup, including Patrick Mahomes and Philip Rivers.There’s a couple obvious, high-ownership plays in this game with Mahomes and Melvin Gordon. The two kickers might create some variation for us from those common lineups and allow us to have a shot at winning a tournament. Derrick Henry gashed the Kansas City run defense last week. Gordon’s seen 20-plus carries two weeks running. He should probably be pricier than Rivers given the matchup, so we’ll gladly take him. You could also use Keenan Allen here if you had a desire to stay away from the L.A. running game for some reason.FLEX: K Harrison Butker, Chiefs ($4,000)Yup, both kickers. With four players likely to be highly owned, the double kicker combo should create the differentiation we need to get over the top.last_img read more

Trump issues order to extend federal aid to help Iowans recover from flooding

first_imgDES MOINES — President Trump issued an order this weekend that extends federal aid to help Iowans recover from severe storms and flooding.Federal assistance is available to individuals in five western Iowa counties. Residents of Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, and Woodbury can apply for federal grants to cover temporary housing and home repairs. Low-interest federal loans are now available in those five counties to cover uninsured losses on personal and business property.Federal aid is also available to the State of Iowa as well as tribal and local governments in 56 counties to cover emergency work.“Public infrastructure damage has totaled approximately $77 million. Those are initial estimates,” Joyce Flinn, director of Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said during a weekend appearance on Iowa Public Television.On Friday, Governor Reynolds submitted a total damage estimate of nearly $1.6 billion for losses associated with the flooding. That included an initial estimate of farm-related flood losses.“We had gotten an estimate from Fremont County of $107 million so we basically doubled that, figuring that Mills County had similar impacts,” Flinn said. “…We also looked at the miles of levees — both Corps levees and individual levees — and attached an estimated figure to repair all of those.”That estimate indicates it would cost $525 billion fix the levees damaged in southwest Iowa. The president’s disaster declaration does not immediately trigger federal funding for levee repairs.See below for information from the governor’s office, the White House and USDA about a telephone hotline and websites to help individual flood victims learn what grants and loans are currently available. Sunday, March 24, 2019: DES MOINES – Today the governor’s office released the below information to help Iowans impacted by the recent flood. Applying for assistance to recover from the recent flooding in Iowa is easy and can be done via phone or online.CallCall 1-800-621-3362. You can call between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week. People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY, can call 800-462-7585.Go OnlineGo online to You can apply online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.When you apply by phone or online, you’ll be walked through the kinds of assistance that are available and what you need to do to apply. You’ll also be assigned a case manager to help you navigate the process.As of today, residents in Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, and Woodbury counties have been included in a Presidential Disaster Declaration, making their citizens eligible to apply for this assistance. However, if you’ve been impacted by the recent flooding and you don’t live in one of those counties, register anyway. By doing this, you could help the citizens in your county become eligible for assistance.Who can apply? Anyone impacted by the flooding that started in Iowa on March 13.• Homeowners• Renters• Businesses• FarmersFor information on Iowa’s flood recovery, visit or call 211.March 23, 2019: WASHINGTON, DC. Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Iowa and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on March 12, 2019, and continuing.The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, and Woodbury.Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.Federal funding is available to the State and to tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in the counties of Adair, Allamakee, Audubon, Boone, Bremer, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dallas, Decatur, Dickinson, Emmet, Fayette, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Jasper, Kossuth, Lyon, Madison, Mahaska, Marshall, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, O’Brien, Osceola, Page, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie, Sac, Shelby, Sioux, Tama, Union, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, and Wright.Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.Pete Gaynor, Acting Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Timothy J. Scranton as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.Damage assessments are continuing in other areas, and additional areas may be designated for assistance after the assessments are fully completed.Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance today by registering online at or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.DES MOINES, Iowa, March 21, 2019 – Extreme weather conditions like the recent “bomb cyclone” impacted farmers and ranchers in Iowa. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has disaster assistance programs available to help agricultural producers recover after natural disasters, including floods.USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Risk Management Agency (RMA) offer programs that help producers recover losses, rehabilitating farms and ranches, and managing risk.Recovering LossesFSA offers many programs to help producers recover from losses, including the Livestock Indemnity Program, the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program, Emergency Forest Restoration Program and the Tree Assistance Program. Producers located in counties receiving a primary or contiguous disaster designation are eligible for low-interest emergency loans to help them recover from production and physical losses.“FSA has a variety of disaster assistance programs to support farmers and ranchers through times of adversity,” said Amanda DeJong, State Executive Director for the FSA in Iowa. “Once you are able to evaluate your losses, it is important to contact your local FSA office to report all damages and losses and learn more about how we can assist.”Rehabilitating Farms and RanchesNRCS provides technical and financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and other conservation programs to help producers recover and build resilience to better weather future disasters. Any practice that is needed to address an approved resource may be eligible. This could include deceased livestock disposal, or repairing a failed practice, like flood damaged fencing, from a previous EQIP contract. In some cases, farmers may be able to add a practice to existing EQIP contracts through a modification“NRCS can be a very valuable partner to help landowners with their recovery effort,” said Kurt Simon, State Conservationist for the NRCS in Iowa. “Our staff will work one-on-one with landowners to make assessments of the damages and develop approaches that focus on effective recovery of the land.”Meanwhile, the FSA Emergency Conservation Program provides funding and technical assistance for farmers and ranchers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by natural disasters.Managing RiskProducers with coverage through federal crop insurance should contact their agent for issues regarding filing claims. Those who purchased crop insurance will be paid for covered losses.“Producers should report crop damage within 72 hours of damage discovery and follow up in writing within 15 days,” RMA Regional Director Duane Voy said. “The Approved Insurance Providers, loss adjusters and agents are experienced and well-trained in handling these types of events.”Compensation also is available to producers who purchased coverage through FSA’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, which protects non-insurable crops against natural disasters that result in lower yields, crop losses or prevented planting. Eligible producers must have purchased NAP coverage for 2019 crops.Supporting CommunitiesIn addition to helping producers, USDA also offers local governments and other entities with rebuilding infrastructure and removing debris. The NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program provides assistance to local government sponsors with the cost of addressing watershed impairments or hazards like debris removal and streambank stabilization. Interested entities should contact their local NRCS conservationist.More InformationUSDA offers a disaster assistance discovery tool that walks producers through five questions to help them identify personalized results of what USDA disaster assistance programs meet their needs. For more information on disaster assistance programs, contact your local USDA service center or read more