This 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 art
To fulfil the aim of a pension benefit statement, it added, the approach to its design needed to shift from “a rather legalistic and compliance to a behavioural approach”.EIOPA also identified the following principles for the design and content of a pension benefit statement:The design should be effective, attractive, easy-to-read and the information should be layered to help the member find key information at a glance and navigate easily through the content to find answers to his/her questionsPension projections should be presented in real terms and in relation to the current income of the member so they can better understand their purchasing power after retirement;The statement should enable the member to understand the impact of costs on their pension entitlements and to compare pension scheme cost levels;It should integrate and complement the communication tools already in place within individual EU countries, such as online pension dashboards or calculators; andInformation contained in a pension benefit statement “should be comparable to other [such statements] at national level, to allow for financial planning”.The regulator said it had “duly considered different possible options as well as the potential costs and benefits for relevant stakeholders, including IORPs, members and national competent authorities”.“EIOPA will continue to promote consistent practices at national level, including the development of examples of standardised designs of the pension benefit statement,” it added.EIOPA’s report can be read here. The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has delivered the first output of its work to facilitate the national implementation of the revised EU pension fund directive.The supervisory authority published a report that set out principles and guidance for the new annual pension benefit statement requirement under IORP II.The regulator said the report was aimed at policymakers and national authorities, but also intended as a source of “inspiration” for pension funds or insurers responsible for issuing pension benefit statements.“In an environment in which more risk is placed on the member, the importance of receiving adequate information on the second pillar retirement income is growing,” said EIOPA.
Slow Roll and Ride It’s time for this year’s Slow Roll and Ride your Bike with a Lauderhill Cop. The City of Lauderhill Police Department will begin its community ride off on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at West Wind Park. You won’t want to miss this fun and interactive community event. Registration begins at 9am and the event is free. For more information, go to the Slow Roll website or call 954-730-3080.The positive energy and community driven atmosphere is what keeps people of all ages coming back while sharing in the Slow Roll experience with their friends and family! We will be giving away bike helmets for children and raffling off a new bike to an attendee. Coffee with a cop The City of Lauderhill Police Department is also excited to announce its next Coffee-With-A-Cop scheduled for January 17, 2019. This event will be hosted by McDonald’s located at 1140 North State Road 7 in Lauderhill. Residents will be invited to stop in and sit down with members of the Lauderhill Police Department and chat over a cup of coffee. This event is repeated throughout the year at different locations in the city to bring closeness and strengthen the relationship between the residents and the Lauderhill Police Department. We hope you can join us for both events. For more information, call 954-497-4700.
B&H Representatives Ena Oruč and Iris Gudelj won gold medals and became European junior champions at the Open European Championship in taekwondo, which was held in Davos, Switzerland.The contestant of taekwondo club “Sarajevo” who performed for ITF taekwondo B&H representation in the competition for young juniors won two gold medals and one silver medals in the fight discipline.The current world champion from London 2013, Ena Oruč won the gold medal (black belts) in the discipline of full contact fighting and she won the silver medal in the discipline of “semi-contact”.Iris Gudelj won the gold medal in the discipline of “semi-contact” for blue belts, while in the discipline of full contact she did not win a placement.More than 1400 competitors participated at the European Championship in taekwondo.(Source: Klix.ba)