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Vinkovci Autumns have proudly preserved and nurtured Croatian traditional culture and heritage for 53 years

first_imgThe Vinkovci Autumn event has been successfully preserving and nurturing Croatian traditional culture and heritage for 53 years, and this year from September 07 to 16 they will bring a number of newspapers that will enrich this prestigious and well-known folklore, tourist, economic and cultural event and attract more of 120 thousand visitors.A Handful of Truth ”is the theme of the 53rd Vinkovci Autumns, and at the opening, visitors will witness seven truths that thematize the problems and life situations of Šokac and Šokice from the end of the 19th century. Inspired by the works of Mara Šverl Gamiršek, this musical-scenic performance for which the screenplay is signed by Ana Cvenić, will present a wide range of topics – from folk beliefs, relationships in the family and towards foreigners. The grand opening is scheduled for Friday, September 14, and the event continues with the National Festival of Croatian Original Folklore, on September 15 and 16, and closes with a ceremonial parade and the biggest shock circle on Sunday, September 16. Lovers of Slavonian traditional culture and folklore, whether original or choreographed, can enjoy it from September 7 to 12 during the County Folklore Festival, and for the youngest, on September 8 and 9, Children’s Vinkovci Autumns are held.62 children’s groups and 76 folklore societies, 30 carriages, 20 riders will perform at the ParadeThe opening ceremony, the National Folklore Festival and the Parade of participants of the 53rd Vinkovci Autumns will be broadcast live by Croatian Radio and Television, and 62 children’s groups and 76 folklore societies, 30 teams, 20 riders, a total of over 4.5 thousand participants will perform at the parade.“During the Folklore Evenings this year, 50 societies from Vukovar-Srijem County will present themselves. On Saturday, we have the Inter-County Festival of Children’s Groups, where 12 children’s gatherings will perform, and the traditional Parade, which talks about how much we take care of the children’s part of Vinkovci Autumns because they are the future of the event. 62 children’s groups will perform at the Parade, which is the largest number of gathered children’s groups ever. We have the opening ceremony live, on September 14 at 20:05 p.m., with the preparation of which we expect the audience to be satisfied. On Saturday, there is the State Festival of Croatian Original Folklore, where 13 groups will present themselves. The program will also be recorded by HRT, and it will be shown with a delay in two 60-minute shows. The most beautiful part, the ceremonial parade and show of horse-drawn carriages is on Sunday, September 16, when we have 4.5 thousand participants in the streets of Vinkovci. This year there will be 76 folklore societies, 30 carriages, 20 riders, predecessors and everything that gives beauty to the event”, Said the secretary of ZAKUD Stjepan Đurković.Among other events on Vinkovci Autumn Square, it is necessary to highlight the 10th International Hip Hop Festival called “Hip-Hop on Orion”, September 8 and the traditional fashion show prepared for citizens on September 10 by the Loreen Model Association. Due to great interest, this year part of the offer will be exhibited in houses in the Pedestrian Zone, and for the second year in a row, the Wine City will open its doors to guests in Vinkovci, from 12 to 16 September.”Vinkovci Autumn – 10 days, 24 hours of fun, 20 concerts and almost 7.5 thousand participants. We expect 120.000 visitors, which actually speaks the most about our event. I hope that everyone at the event will find something for themselves in the content we have prepared. The OFF program is also rich, and we have been working on it a bit more in recent years. This year, we will invest additional efforts in arranging the city park. The wine town is limited to 5 days due to the harvest, unlike last year, but I believe that everyone will enjoy the program that takes place in three different locations. We are also thinking about a different arrangement of Slavonski sokak, so I believe that visitors will find new content because every year we try to bring something new.”, Said the director of the media house Novosti, Mirjam Jukić.See more about the program and all activities at www.vinkovackejeseni.hrIn the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”RELATED NEWS:VIDEO AS A POWERFUL TOOL IN PROMOTION: WATCH THE PHENOMENAL ANNOUNCED VIDEO OF THE 53rd VINKOVAC AUTUMN,See more about the program and all activities at www.vinkovackejeseni.hrIn the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”RELATED NEWS:VIDEO AS A POWERFUL TOOL IN PROMOTION: WATCH THE PHENOMENAL ANNOUNCED VIDEO OF THE 53rd VINKOVAC AUTUMNlast_img read more

World Juniors 2020: Calgary Flames, USA Hockey netminder Dustin Wolf making a name for himself

first_imgCALGARY — When the puck drops in the Czech Republic for the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship tournament on Boxing Day, the Calgary Flames will have just one representative at the event. That lone player: 18-year-old Dustin Wolf. The American goaltender was one of the last selections at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and is quietly becoming one of the Flames’ — and the NHL’s — top prospects.Originally from Tustin, Calif., an Orange County suburb on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Wolf starred in local leagues as a teen. He moved up the coast in 2017 to join the Western Hockey League’s Everett Silvertips as Carter Hart’s understudy. Wolf’s latest challenge is the upcoming World Junior tournament. One of three goaltenders headed to selection camp — along with Florida Panthers prospect Spencer Knight and Vegas Golden Knights prospect Isaiah Saville – Wolf is hoping to make an impression and help the team win when they travel to the Czech Republic over the holidays.“I want to go into camp and show how much I’ve improved since the Summer Showcase and try to make it a tough decision for who they start,” he said, agreeing that the incumbent Knight may have the lead for the American starting job. “He’s obviously a first-round pick for a reason. Awesome guy, great goaltender, but obviously you’re fighting for a job and you want to play as many games as you can. Whatever it takes to [win] a gold medal, that’s what it’s going to be.”Needless to say, Flames brass is excited to see what Wolf can do on the international stage. For the first time since Johnny Gaudreau captured gold in 2013, the C of Red may be spending the holiday season cheering for the red, white and blue. WJC 2020: Analyzing Canada’s roster | Alexis LafreniereNow in his third season in the WHL and second as Everett’s starter, Wolf has emerged as one of the WHL’s top performers. Heading into the holiday break, he is among the leaders in wins (17), shutouts (five), save percentage (.941) and goals-against average (1.91) in all of Canadian junior hockey. With the pressure of his draft year off, the backstop is allowing himself to focus on hockey.“Just being able to go and play now, not having any worries about what people think of you, [you’re] just going out there and playing your game,” Wolf told Sporting News following a recent victory over the Calgary Hitmen. “When you come out with a win there’s a plus to it. We’ve got a great team right now and hopefully, continue that moving forward.”🎥 WHL Highlight of the Night 🎥November 2, 2019 @NHLFlames prospect @dwolf2332 of @WHLsilvertips#WHLHoN pic.twitter.com/f5rpttPz4F— The WHL (@TheWHL) November 3, 2019Just six months ago, Wolf was one of the sentimental stories of the draft.Highly touted due to his numbers and Everett’s strong season, he unexpectedly slid to the seventh round — 214th overall and fourth from the very end of the entire draft — and was still in attendance at Rogers Arena in Vancouver for the pick. Tears flowed and a big grin was there too as he was selected by the Flames, an organization whose captain is the undrafted Mark Giordano and most iconic players include late draft selections like Theoren Fleury who taken in a round that no longer exists.“Obviously I didn’t expect to stay until the last four picks in the draft,” said Wolf. “But I couldn’t have asked for anything better than to come to Calgary. I’ve got nothing but good things to say about them and they’ve supported me through everything thus far.”It’s pretty much been a dream come true and still a lot of work to do, but a step in the right direction.”The 2010s: Crosby named NHL Athlete of the Decade | NHL All-Decade Teamlast_img read more

The Meteoric Rise and Fall of Gia – Fashions First Supermodel who

first_img“Fashion is not art. Fashion isn’t even culture. Fashion is advertising, and advertising is money. And for every dollar you earn, someone has to pay.” – Gia Carangi With stunning beauty, dark hair and standing 5’8’’ tall, Philadelphia-born Gia Carangi swiftly nabbed the best modeling contracts possible–with Armani, Versace, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and Diane Von Furstenberg; the list goes on.Carangi not only had a six-figure annual salary at 18, but she was also revolutionizing the world of fashion itself. Critics and historians will bill her as the first modern supermodel.Portait of Gia Carangi. Photo by Getty ImagesBesides the tremendous success at such a young age, Gia Carangi was also quick to face her own downfall. Hooked on drugs, meddled in one scandal after another, she became someone whom nobody was willing to work with. No rehab program was able to help her in the end.Gia did not have the easiest character, nor the perfect childhood–perhaps one of the reasons she was so prone to addictions. Her family home was torn apart by quarrels between her parents. A divorce was set in place, after which Gia lived with her dad, and her two brothers stayed with the mother.In her early teenage days, Gia avidly started to search for her own identity, having already tasted the first substances which would later cause her so much harm, and having been profoundly influenced by idols such as David Bowie. Her talent was there all along, her natural way to attract attention even without trying to do anything special.She was still only a teenager when she got a contract at one of the top modeling agencies in New York and moved there. The agency was in the hands of the iconic Wilhelmina Cooper, the woman said to have become like a second mother to Gia.Wilhelmina Cooper in a photograph by Edgar de Evia. Photo by D C McJonathan CC BY-SA 2.5The young model would storm into shooting sets, grasping a cigarette tightly and displaying her classic arrogant attitude which came with little-to-no makeup and androgynous outfits. Nothing was particularly extravagant about her clothes. Gia also came out as the first openly gay model.“She was 19 years old. I had never met a lesbian before that,” recalled makeup artist and Gia’s love interest Sandy Linter for V Magazine in 2014. The two of them are best noted for posing naked next to a metal fence in 1978. That was still from Gia’s early days as a model.For fashion icon and celebrated creator of the wrap dress–Diane von Furstenberg, Carangi appeared as the model promoting her entire product line. Diane’s claims are more proof at what an enchanting effect Gia had on people. “I was excited to see Gia. I had a girl’s crush on her,” she is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.A regular to the legendary hangout Studio 54 and an ardent fan of the newly emerging pop stars such as Blondie, Gia made an appearance in the video of the band’s 1979 hit “Atomic”. For a moment it seemed, her possibilities were endless.Crowd Standing in Front of Studio 54However, that same spirit that pushed Gia to become the world’s highest-paid model also pushed her on a path towards ultimate self-destruction. Things starting going downhill.Word spread quickly, how after attending very expensive photoshoots, Gia would hurry down to Manhattan bars where drugs were easily available.Wilhelmina’s death in 1980 was not helpful either. The event pushed the supermodel even more into the bleak world of her addictions. Combined with her outbursts of erratic behavior, modeling agencies found it harder and harder to work with her.One episode involved shooting for Vogue when Gia used the window to escape from the camera of renowned photographer Richard Avedon. The magazine’s management gave her another try, though everyone was enraged at her.Gia Carangi. Photo by Getty ImagesWhen the photographs were released they revealed the extent of Gia’s addiction. She had marks left by needles all over her arms. It was immediately felt that Gia Carangi’s drug use was very serious and was not going to stop.In 1981, her addiction brought Carangi to the surgical table. She had picked up a severe infection from injecting too many needles. She was also detained for driving under the influence around the same time.Early in 1982, photographer and close friend Francesco Scavullo improvised for what would be her last cover shot for Cosmopolitan magazine. Gia’s posture and dress for those images are noticeably unusual, with her hands weirdly taken aback and her face somewhat angled–everything to conceal the traces of the ravaging addiction.The end came in the fall of 1986 when Carangi was brought to the hospital in terrible condition; her career and bank account long ruined by now. Medical examination showed that she had visible traces of rape and battery.For a while, she had been homeless and sleeping on the streets. Carangi died on November 26 that autumn. The reason cited for her death was AIDS-related health complications.Read another story from us: Edie Sedgwick – Warhol’s muse, she was a troubled rich girl who inspired other artists and impressed everyone elseTwo decades later, a young and aspiring actress, Angelina Jolie, took on the role of Gia and delivered a stunning performance. “I’d like to date Gia. I’d want to be her lover,” Jolie told The New York Times in 1997 after confessing that initially, she had not been comfortable with taking the role. Gia is now perhaps best remembered ro this movie starring Jolie.last_img read more