Virovitica presented the new visual identity and brand of Pejačević Castle and City Park

first_img“The motives of the visual identity are designed with respect for tradition and what is currently happening in Virovitica. I arranged it like a genome around the center of Virovitica, starting from the content to the collective memory. I think this is very important because a brand without emotion is not a good brand. We all have an emotion towards this space, we grew up there, we were educated, we experienced our first love “, said Boris Malešević, presenting the visual identity. Malešević also emphasized that identity is conceived as a system that will unmistakably say with its visual attraction that it is about Virovitica. The brand will be built around the slogan “Virovitica for Generations”, and the promenade next to the Petar Preradović High School will be named “Promenade of Virovitica Generations”. “Currently, the construction works in the park and at the Castle are being completed, and the complete interior design of the exhibition and other spaces has been agreed. Simultaneously with the works, the second component of the project is being worked on – enriching the tourist offer and promoting it. Back in 2017, we agreed on a marketing strategy for the implementation of the Integrated Development Program “5 to 12 for the Castle”, and last year a brand strategy with a new visual identity, “said Ivica Kirin, Mayor of Virovitica. Plan of the City Garden and Pejačević Castle The visual identity was presented by Boris Malešević, a renowned Croatian designer, and brand strategy by Feđa Vukić, a professor at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb and head of the Design Studio, who said that the new Virovitica brand represents a new space for everyone, a kind of “democratic forum of modern type”. He will serve the people of Virovitica, but also pupils, students, guests and tourists. The already adopted logo of Virovitica remains the same, and this visual identity is only its kind of continuation, ie a trademark and logo of a tourist destination. It will also be promoted at the international fair Viroexpo, where promo materials with a new slogan and logo will be presented to the citizens. The new visual identities of Pejačević Castle and the Virovitica City Park are under the auspices of the Virovitica City branding project with the slogan “Virovitica for Generations”. center_img The city of Virovitica is in the final phase of implementing the largest EU project in the restoration of cultural heritage in Croatia worth 81 million kuna, and it is a project called “5 to 12 for the Castle”. “The castle and park will become the centerpiece of a new urban experience in the city and region. The mission is to create a new urban climate in the city through spatial planning and programs that inform, culturally enrich and strengthen democratic processes and thus create a basis for experiential tourism, “said Vukic and expressed satisfaction with the project of bridges in the park designed by his students. “Creating a visual identity, we commissioned research, ie analysis, from which I drew the main message and slogan of this project. According to the survey, there were two groups of people, one saying it should have been done and that it was a project of this generation, something that would remain for generations, while others were against it. But what they both have in common is the word “generation”, Malesevic explained, adding that the word “generation” is used in a positive context, when we create something that will benefit many, something great and significant and timeless. The new visual identity will put the City Park and Pejačević Castle in the center of recognizability of Virovitica, and will contain motifs of the park, castle, water, trails, bridges and art and experience. www.vpz.hr, Photos: Kristijan Toplaklast_img read more

Federal agents likely permanently blinded by Portland protesters’ lasers

first_imgds President Trump’s press secretary warned, “The Trump administration will not stand by and allow anarchy in our streets.FPS officials have since reportedly purchased protective eyewear for the federal officers to wear.,“A federal agent’s hand was impaled by planted nails, another federal agent was shot with a pellet gun, leaving a wound deep to the bone, and tragically, three federal officers were likely left permanently blinded by the rioters using lasers pointed directly into their eyes,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters Friday.All five of the injured federal agents were hurt Monday during ongoing protests at the Multnomah County Justice Center and a nearby federal courthouse in Oregon’s largest city. President Trump’s press secretary warned, “The Trump administration will not stand by and allow anarchy in our streets.FPS officials have since reportedly purchased protective eyewear for the federal officers to wear. “A federal agent’s hand was impaled by planted nails, another federal agent was shot with a pellet gun, leaving a wound deep to the bone, and tragically, three federal officers were likely left permanently blinded by the rioters using lasers pointed directly into their eyes,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters Friday.All five of the injured federal agents were hurt Monday during ongoing protests at the Multnomah County Justice Center and a nearby federal courthouse in Oregon’s largest city.center_img ds According to White House officials, three federal agents who were sent to Portland, Oregon in attempt to put an end to protests were “likely left permanently blinded by rioters using lasers pointed directly into their eyes.”last_img read more

GCB, ECB dodge Raphael’s questions on Drubahadur’s resignation

first_img… $2.5B GCB assets transferred to private company(Letter to the Sports Editor)MY RECENT request for Drubahadur to publicly account for his stewardship of the illegal Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) has elicited a scathing attack on my reputation by the virtual one-man GCB and the impotent Essequibo Cricket Board.Instead of answering my questions asked of Drubahadur, they unleashed a spate of nonsensical vitriol of no verifiable substance.The personal attack against me is a ruse deliberately employed to evade answering my questions. Drubahadur for his part appears to be too scared and incapable of defending himself.Since I have no intention of engaging is any form of mud-slinging I will only deal briefly with the following pertinent issues.1. The 2011 AGM/Election was illegal since there was no quorum as was clearly stated by Chief Justice (Ag) Ian Chang in his ruling on the matter of Angela Haniff vs Ramsey Ali/GCB).It is important to note that the press, for the very first time, was deliberately prevented from attending the meeting while only a privately-hired videographer covered the proceedings2. The Cricket Administration Act 2014 (CAA) evolved from the very ruling by Chief Justice Ian Chang (Ag) that Guyana’s cricket was administered by legal nonentities that lacked persona and therefore needed to be made legal entities. In consequence he recommended that Government should set up an Interim Management Committee (IMC) to oversee the short-term resolution of the current cricket crisis and legislature as the long-term remedy.The IMC held countrywide meetings/consultations with all and sundry in Berbice, Essequibo and Demerara including Linden. The information gathered was collated and presented to Parliament for consideration and consolidation into the proposed Bill before being passed into law.3. Parliament in its wisdom sent the proposed Bill to a Select Committee which also held nationwide interviews and received submissions from all Boards, Associations, Clubs, and individuals including the Guyana Cricket Board and both factions of the DCB before presenting their final document for passing into law.This Parliamentary Select Committee comprised Dr Frank Anthony, Mr Anil Nandlall, Mr Neil Kumar, Mr Odinga Lumumba, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, Mr Basil Williams, Mr Joseph Harmon, Mr Khemraj Ramjattan and Mr Christopher Jones.All are eminent and capable gentlemen who are still Members of Parliament but now functioning on reverse sides of the floor and still responsible for taking our country forward. They sat for twenty-two meetings, held countless interviews and did an excellent job to produce the Cricket Administration Act.4. It is quite preposterous of the illegal GCB and their cohorts to keep misleading the nation in almost every letter to the press that Claude Raphael and the entire Cricket Stakeholders of Guyana were in some conspiracy with Jagdeo/Nandlall to take over Guyana’s cricket. This is clearly being peddled to gain sympathy from the current Government.Contrary to the misleading headline of the illegal GCB’s response, it is absolutely clear that the president of GCB is the automatic choice for representing Guyana on the WICB. See article #17 (a) of the CAA. They seem to prefer continuing the current lawlessness instead of enforcing the Cricket Law.5. Referring to the Jadgeo/Nandall meeting with the illegal GCB, the Stakeholders and the Raj Singh faction of the DCB, it must be noted that every proposal made by Mr Jadgeo was in favour of the illegal GCB. I will list some:a) He suggested that we all come together with four from our group and eight from the illegal GCB to form the new GCB. This suggestion actually meant handing over the Board to the illegal GCB. We rejected that offer.b) Our group had recommended that the code of ethics of the Cricket Law should include a clause that precludes any person charged with treason, murder etc or living out of Guyana from being a member of the GCB and from representing this country on the WICB. This suggestion was disappointingly rejected by the-then government since its omission could not be of benefit to anyone on our team.c) Mr Neil Kumar then Director of Sport is on record as publicly stating that his Government is giving unflinching support to the GCB.We are well aware that the illegal GCB has an array of fence-straddlers who claim that they recognise the CAA as the law of the land yet conveniently violate its tenets. Upper Demerara is still to be allowed to participate as a bona fide association within the GCB framework with hundreds of talented cricketers, both male and female, being deliberately sidelined. Berbice, East Coast and Georgetown are being subjected to regular and strategic subversive actions including the denial of subventions for cricket development.Players are being taken from these areas and projected as the products of the GCB. Meanwhile the areas of East Bank, West Bank and Essequibo have had diminishing returns with regard to cricket organisation, development and production but hold all the senior administration positions.I refer to Sean Devers Kaieteur News article dated Saturday May 13, 2017 lamenting the state of Guyana’s cricket in general and women’s cricket in particular. What a shame! Of course while Raphael is not the author of this article it is the same sorry tale for years but nobody seems to care. Our young cricketers are now left “out in the cold”.Also the photograph of the so-called AGM of January 2017 shows a photo of six purported GCB Executives. Where are the other seven to make up the GCB executive of thirteen? That photo tells the whole tale of a failed cricket administration. Why was there no photograph of those in attendance to support their misleading claim?Once again the press was locked out from this purported AGM and therefore could not report on the facts but only what the illegal GCB released to the media.Here are the critical questions I asked of Drubahadur and which have not being answered by the GCB, the ECB and Drubahadur himself:1. How, where, when and who voted for his election to the presidency of the GCB.2. Definitively when he resigned from the GCB and the real reason for so doing, especially since he seems so vague on this issue approximately two (2) months after it was supposed to have occurred.3. In clear terms what were his major contributions (lows and highs) during his term of office.4. What legal mechanism was utilised to transfer all the assets (conservatively valued at $2.5 billion) to the privately-owned group named Cricket Guyana Inc. No 6850 formerly-named D.E.B Essentials Organisation Inc. Also, Drubahadur must explain who is holding the Berbice Cricket Board’s shares in the Cricket Guyana Inc. since the incorporation document shows that shares for the Essequibo Cricket Board are held in the name of Fizul Bacchus and for the Demerara Board in the name of Raj Singh.5. By what legal authority were Mr Chetram Singh and Mr Lionel Jaikarran empowered to effect such a transfer of the GCB assets to a private body.The transferal of our state assets to the private company Cricket Guyana Inc. has been reported to the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) by Cricket Stakeholders across Guyana. It is only natural that actions will be taken by SARA and the Special Organised Crime Unit to recover and return these assets to the people of Guyana.Free and transparent elections of the GCB and its membership must occur immediately. The nation deserves no less.Claude RaphaelFormer Executive of the GCBFormer Director of the WICBlast_img read more