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          Via della seta, il richiamo ipocrita sulla Cina da parte della Ue      Cache   Translate Page      
Il rapporto della Commissione europea sulle relazioni tra Ue e Cina

Dieci azioni in 18 pagine per difendersi dall'espansione economica cinese. E' questa la struttura del rapporto diffuso oggi a Strasburgo dalla Commissione europea sulle relazioni tra Ue e Cina. Ora il testo è all'attenzione del Consiglio europeo e dell'Europarlamento: 'dieci comandamenti' che arrivano oggi, quando ormai ben 13 paesi europei hanno già firmato accordi commerciali con la Cina. L'Italia lo farà la prossima settimana, primo paese del G7 a siglare un "Memorandum of Understanding" con Pechino e per questo 'condannata' a portarne il 'marchio di infamia', pietra dello scandalo a livello europeo perché ha deciso di piazzarsi sulla 'via della seta'. Ma gli ultimi dati ufficiali italiani dicono che l'Italia è l'ultima tra i principali paesi europei che esportano in Cina: dopo Germania, Gran Bretagna, Francia.

E' per questo che, pur facendo rapporto, la Commissione ci va cauta. "Vediamo la Belt and Road Initiative potenzialmente come un'iniziativa benefica che avvicina i Paesi europei e asiatici. Ma tutto dipende dalla concreta attuazione", dice il vicepresidente Jyrki Katainen esibendo evidentemente la coda di paglia dell'Ue che finora sulla questione non ha fatto granché, mentre negli anni ben 13 paesi europei hanno firmato il Memorandum of Understanding con la Cina: Bulgaria, Croazia, Repubblica Ceca, Estonia, Ungheria, Grecia, Lettonia, Lituania, Malta, Polonia, Portogallo, Slovacchia e Slovenia.

A quanto si legge nel rapporto, nella disponibilità di Huffpost, le dieci azioni vertono sull'idea di rafforzare la cooperazione con la Cina sui "tre pilastri delle Nazioni Unite: diritti umani, pace e sicurezza, sviluppo"; combattere i cambiamenti climatici e dunque chiedere alla Cina di "ridurre le emissioni inquinanti prima del 2030 in linea con gli obiettivi dell'accordo di Parigi"; approfondire gli impegni con la Cina su pace e sicurezza, soprattutto riguardo all'Iran; applicare in maniera più severa gli accordi bilaterali esistenti con la Cina e gli strumenti finanziari e lavorare con la Cina per implementare la strategia europea sulla rete infrastrutturale 'Connecting Europe and Asia'.

Inoltre l'Ue chiede alla Cina di rispettare gli impegni presi, nell'ambito dell'Organizzazione mondiale del commercio, che pure va riformata; l'Ue si impegna a promuovere reciprocità nei rapporti con la Cina; ad assicurare che siano salvaguardati anche gli standard europei su lavoro e ambiente; a denunciare gli effetti distorsivi sul mercato interno europeo di una economia straniera di impronta statalista; a salvaguardare l'Unione dai rischi per la sicurezza auspicando un approccio comune sulla rete 5G; aumentare la consapevolezza sui rischi per la sicurezza derivanti dagli investimenti stranieri in settori sensibili come le tecnologie e le infrastrutture.

In gran parte, il rapporto europeo si basa sulla denuncia del fatto che l'economia cinese è statalista e questo produce una concorrenza impari con gli altri mercati, il cosiddetto 'dumping'. L'Ue pensa di correggere emanando delle direttive specifiche entro la fine del 2019.

Ue-Cina

In particolare la Commissione sottolinea che "la Cina preserva il suo mercato interno" aprendolo solo in maniera "selettiva" per difendere i suoi "campioni" nazionali e elargendo "sussidi di Stato ad aziende pubbliche e private". Ecco un altro passaggio del rapporto:

Ue-Cina

Ma tutto questo arriva quando la Cina è già entrata nell'Unione Europea, ha già stretto accordi commerciali con diversi Stati dell'Unione che hanno agito unilateralmente e non sono stati criticati per questo. Oggi la Commissione raccomanda agli Stati membri di non tradire la "piena unità" europea per intessere relazioni con la Cina.

Ue-Cina

Ma ormai i buoi sono scappati, almeno dalla crisi del debito greca quando la Cina comprò di fatto il porto del Pireo, nell'indifferenza generale dell'Ue interessata solo a far rientrare il debito di Atene a qualunque costo. Il costo, appunto, è cinese. E parlano cinese molti scambi commerciali dei più grandi paesi dell'Unione, ormai da tempo, soprattutto dopo la crisi del 2008.

Secondo i dati dell'anno scorso, la Germania esporta in Cina per più di 90 miliardi di euro come valore assoluto. L'Italia è ferma a 10 miliardi di euro, la Francia è poco sotto i 20 miliardi, la Gran Bretagna li supera. Ed è soprattutto l'automobile il settore trainante: quasi 25 miliardi di euro solo per la Germania, il settore auto italiano non raggiunge il miliardo per le esportazioni in Cina.

Roma dunque firmerà l'accordo con Pechino la prossima settimana. Per l'occasione Xi Jinping verrà a Roma. Giuseppe Conte cerca di rassicurare i partner europei: "Aderiamo con tutte le cautele necessarie: siamo un Paese inserito nell'Unione europea, siamo un Paese che è collocato in un'alleanza tradizionale e che ben conosciamo, euroatlantica, che chiaramente rimaniamo collocati in questa prospettiva di alleanze. Semplicemente ci apriamo una strada molto interessante dal punto di vista commerciale. Quello che andiamo a sottoscrivere non è un accordo vincolante ma un quadro che ci consentirà poi di valutare le opportunità che si offriranno".

Il resto sono reprimende europee che nemmeno il 'falco' Katainen si è sentito di diffondere con toni particolarmente duri verso l'Italia. "Tratteremo il Memorandum tra Roma e Pechino esattamente come trattiamo gli altri", si è limitato a dire in conferenza stampa, ben conscio di non poter affondare ora. Negli affari con Pechino l'Italia è solo l'ultima della fila: l'Europa è stata ormai 'violata' e finora non ne è mai nato un caso.


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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivers a speech at an international forum on the

I rapporti con la Cina "devono diventare materia di campagna elettorale". Antonio Tajani ne è convinto. A Strasburgo, a poche ore dal voto in aula sul contrasto della minaccia informativa proveniente dalla Cina, il presidente dell'Europarlamento convoca i giornalisti per attaccare il governo italiano sull'accordo commerciale con Pechino che sarà firmato il 22 marzo in occasione della visita di Xi Jinping a Roma. "L'Italia non diventi colonia della Cina, non possiamo svendere il nostro debito pubblico ai cinesi", avverte Tajani.

Il presidente dell'Europarlamento ha ragione: la Cina è diventata materia di campagna elettorale in vista del voto di maggio, questo è innegabile. Peccato che il cosiddetto 'Belt and road initiative', serpentone di accordi commerciali sulla vecchia 'via della Seta', sia già penetrato ampiamente in Europa, attraverso i paesi dell'Est compresa la Grecia. Sono già 13 infatti i paesi europei che hanno firmato il 'Memorandum of Undesrstanding' (Mou) con Pechino: Bulgaria, Croazia, Repubblica Ceca, Estonia, Ungheria, Grecia, Lettonia, Lituania, Malta, Polonia, Portogallo, Slovacchia e Slovenia.

Ma ora, con le elezioni alle porte e la necessità delle Cancellerie europee di fare campagna elettorale contro i populisti al governo in uno dei paesi fondatori dell'Unione, l'Italia, ecco che la via cinese diventa terreno di scontro elettorale, su spinta di Washington che sta ostacolando come può l'intesa tra il governo Conte e il cinese Xi.

Dal 2012 i paesi dell'Europa dell'est hanno firmato accordi con Pechino. Lo ha fatto anche l'Ungheria di Viktor Orban, il premier già condannato dall'Europarlamento per violazioni dello stato di diritto e ora oggetto di tensione nel Ppe, con la maggioranza dei Popolari nordici decisi a espellerlo e Forza Italia contraria (insieme a Matteo Salvini).

Durante la crisi del debito greco inoltre Pechino ha piantato le sue tende al porto del Pireo, comprandoselo, conquistando così un ingresso importante in Europa. Di più: la presenza cinese, anzi i soldi cinesi nei paesi dell'Unione, funzionano anche come arma per Pechino per bloccare decisioni comunitarie sul rispetto dei diritti umani in Cina. Nel 2017, per dire, il governo di Atene ha bloccato una dichiarazione dell'Ue all'Onu sulle violazioni dei diritti umani nel celeste impero. Nessuna sorpresa, visto che la Cina si è sobbarcata parte del debito greco e l'Ue allora lasciò fare.

Certo, la scelta dell'Italia di unirsi all'elenco dei paesi che guardano a oriente rischia di aggravare la situazione. Ed, da un certo punto di vista, è anche 'normale' che l'Ue si svegli ora: insieme a Germania, Francia e Spagna, l'Italia è uno degli Stati più grandi dell'Unione nonché paese fondatore dell'Ue e sopratutto è il primo paese membro del G7 alle prese con un Memorandum con i cinesi. Conquistare avamposti nel Belpaese, per la Cina significa fare bingo. Ma è anche vero che ormai la presenza cinese nei maggiori porti del continente è ben oltre la soglia di guardia, Pireo a parte. Partecipazioni cinesi ci sono al porto di Rotterdam (35 per cento), Anversa (25 per cento) Bilbao, Valencia, Madrid (51 per cento), Marsiglia (49 per cento) e altri ancora.

Però l'Italia finisce nel mirino perché, appunto, in questa fase, la partita è elettorale: su tutto. E allora, all'attacco, decidono a Bruxelles, pur in ritardo e con un certo imbarazzo.

Oggi la Commissione europea fa il suo richiamo formale ai paesi che firmano accordo con Pechino, 'a babbo morto'. "Nel cooperare con la Cina, tutti gli Stati membri, individualmente o all'interno di quadri di cooperazione subregionali, hanno una responsabilità di assicurare coerenza con il diritto, le regole e le politiche dell'Ue", si legge nella bozza. "Nè l'Ue nè alcuno dei suoi Stati membri possono effettivamente realizzare i loro obiettivi con la Cina senza piena unità".

Dopo la riunione dei commissari a Strasburgo, è il vicepresidente della Commissione Jyrki Katainen a spiegare i termini della questione alla stampa. "Se la 'Belt and road initiative' fornisce finanziamenti e progetti, significa che gli Stati membri devono rimborsare: non c'è nulla di gratuito", avverte Katainen. "La Ue è un mercato unico, abbiamo delle regole e chiunque voglia venire da noi deve rispettare le nostre regole sulla concorrenza e trasparenza".

Ma naturalmente, siccome la comunicazione della Commissione sulla Cina arriva a cose fatte per molti stati dell'Ue, il vicepresidente non può fare la voce grossa con l'Italia, non ufficialmente. "Valutiamo il protocollo tra Italia e Cina esattamente come valutiamo tutti gli altri Memorandum firmati dagli Stati europei - dice -Tutto quello che si farà non deve prescindere dalle regole della concorrenza e della trasparenza di mercato: tutti devono rispettare le regole, indipendente da chi sottoscrive il Memorandum. I progetti e gli appalti pubblici devono essere aperti a tutti". Quanto alle distorsioni, al dumping, che la Cina crea sui mercati, molto è dovuto, dice Katainen, alla "presenza dello Stato nell'economia cinese". E invece "noi non crediamo nell'economia basata sui sussidi".

Nel pomeriggio a Strasburgo il voto in aula per contrastare le minacce informatiche che arrivano dalla Cina, il caso Huawei e l'attivismo cinese sulle reti 5G, oggetto di un braccio di ferro tra Washington e Pechino. Katainen annuncia che tra qualche settimana la Commissione europea farà delle raccomandazioni sul 5G: "Ci sono divergenze tra gli stati membri. Spero che questa comunicazione li incoraggi ad adottare una posizione univoca e compatta sul 5G che modificherà i processi interni alle nostre società".

Intanto, per ora, in Italia il percorso per la firma del Memorandum sembra tracciato. Anche Matteo Salvini oggi si allinea. "Via della seta con la Cina? Non abbiamo pregiudizi, ma molta prudenza", dice parlando all'Ansa a Matera, tappa di campagna elettorale per le regionali del 24 marzo in Basilicata. "Non abbiamo pregiudizi - aggiunge - siamo favorevoli al sostegno e all'apertura dei mercati per le nostre imprese. Altre però sono le valutazioni, sempre attente, che occorre fare in settori strategici per il nostro Paese come telecomunicazioni e infrastrutture".

Il vicepremier pentastellato Luigi Di Maio tenta di placare le ansie statunitensi: "La via della Seta non è assolutamente l'occasione per noi per stabilire nuove alleanze a livello mondiale e geopolitico, ma il modo per dire che dobbiamo riequilibrare le esportazioni di più sul nostro lato, un rapporto ora sbilanciato sulla Cina".

La 'via della seta' è tracciata (anzi 'di nuovo' tracciata dal corso della storia). L'Ue arriva tardi.


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Hola Gisselle He leído lo que Juan Sobejano ha publicado y no he resistido la tentación de escribirte. Trabajo para Unión Europea en proyectos que tienen que ver con la educación en el sector de turismo, social media, design thinking, gammification. Escribo los proyectos y los implemento. Desarrollo mi actividad en Turquía, Bulgara, Grecia, Polonia, Slovenia, Italia, aunque vivo en España entre A Coruña y Barcelona donde colaboro en el Master de design thinking en La Elasiva. Un link the una información sobre proyecto para el sur de Europa: http://ivetagr.org/SILVIA Un link de un proyecto turismo in Turquía. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Project-implementation/268391186595679?ref=hl Un link de un proyecto design thinking en Bulgaria http://www.facebook.com/dmstproject Un link de un proyecto de creación Hidden path para el turismo http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bolugram-Veneziagram-SQCgram/390365214351537 Un link para un juego en la Bienal de Venezia http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mybiennale/152288054917839 Un link sobre una apliación en Barcelona http://www.facebook.com/QrCodesForTourismEducation Un link para Games applied to Job Counseling http://ivetagr.org/blog Mi hotel que lo desarrolle aplicando Design Thinking http://hotelofi.com En fin, en la juventud tuve un amor de Dolores y el grato recuerdo me animó a escribirte. Y lo mas importante soy compatriota. Si algún día necesitas algo me encantaría ayudarte. Un saludo Daniel
          Arabs-Muslims or White Europeans .. who are really racist ?!      Cache   Translate Page      

In April 2014, The British newspaper ‘The Independent’ have reported that Saudi Arabia has criticised Norway's human rights record during the United Nations' Universal Periodic Review, in which 14 States are scheduled to have their human rights records examined. Russia meanwhile called for Norway to clamp down on expressions of religious intolerance and and criticised the country’s child welfare system.

The Norwegian foreign minister commented on this criticism saying “It is a paradox that countries which do not support fundamental human rights have influence on the council, but that is the United Nations,”

Months later, The Egyptian government took an advantage of the civilians killing incidents which some American police officers was involved in to direct a sharp criticism toward what they consider as a clear human rights violations on the American soils. Meanwhile, the Egyptian police wrote on their Facebook official page giving a “tips” to the american police officers about how to handle the peaceful demonstrations without causing human lives loses, the thing which made some activists making fun of the Egyptian government’s contradictory behavior, as it have a bad reputation concerning human rights and that the police and army have killed hundreds of protesters and detainees as a result of an excessive use of violence and physical torture in the past few years !!


I always memorize this incidents and other similar situations when some Arabs and Muslims start accusing the west of practicing racism and discrimination against immigrants, because many of those who take the lead in this criticism do not care at all about discrimination, racism and all kinds of human rights violations, and some of them practice such violations and praising it without shaking single eyelid. but they forget about that and direct those accusations toward the west with what they are themselves doing as they are trying to throw dust in eyes..
The western world are always chased by its colonial history which was marred by an explicit racism practices and violations of human dignity in the countries which were occupied during the past centuries. and despite the fact that all of those crimes and violations became part of a history irrelevant to our current reality, and despite the fact that such practices were condemned, regretted and apologized for by the past colonizing countries, however, some young Europeans who had no connection at all with such violations away from that they read and heard about it inherited a guilt feeling from their ancestors; a feeling which being fed by the increase of the immigration from the post colonized countries to Europe, where some Europeans feel guilt combined with a moral responsibility for any actual or possible sufferings might those immigrants go through, and they got a painful feeling that those inherited guilt is impossible to be erased or forgotten. Their daily life and their dealings with others is a personification of this inherited guilt. I met with many of them whose sensitivity toward racism and discrimination touch even some things might not be noticeable by those who is most likely targeted with discrimination and racism!!

Last December, I went with a friend of mine who is french living in Berlin to watch “The magic flute” opera in Berlin opera house. That was my first time i watch this show in theater after i watched it many times on screens. The show started and ten minutes passed before my friend started expressing intense anger and resentment over the appearance of an actor on the stage with a face painted in black as he played one of the opera’s roles. My friend told me that he is not able to continue the show and that he will wait for me outside.

On our way back my friend start explaining to me why he was angry. he said that he can’t accept when a white actors painting their faces in black to characterize black people and he consider it racist and humiliating. He also claimed that the opera houses don’t accept black people to act on the stage. I asked him if he would feel better if this role was played by a real black man? He silenced a bit and he was apparently thinking before he answered refusing playing such role at all and saying that the text characterizing the black people with a stereotypical brutal and bloody roles and that's why he is opposing playing this role basically which means in his opinion that the opera houses should stop showing such classic works to avoid promoting racism or they can modify the script and cleaning it from all suspected racism that included.

This friend was not the only one who adopt such position, but some Europeans i know do not care much about some brutal violations against human rights practiced in the middle east and Africa and have something to do with traditions or religion as they care about an opera show, movie or a piece of literature contained a suspected racism, and sometimes they blame their own people accusing them with that they helped on the occurrence of such violations because that the colonization prevented those who is committing such violations from getting rid of such traditions and thoughts that justify it.

I don’t underestimate here any racist or discriminatory attitude no matter how small, and i think that all racism suspicions should be addressed and opposed before it grows up and become an acceptable reality and prevalent habits as its in the middle east. and i also believe that we shouldn’t tolerate or underestimate any kind of violation against human rights no matter how small it is and wherever it happened and i think that all of those things should be confronted strongly and firmly to guarantee that it will not be repeated in the future. and i also urge everybody who have been through a situation where his rights were violated and/or he have been discriminated against to stand strongly against it and not keep silent, and also those who witness such situations to take a strong actions against it who knows they might became a victims of similar situations one day.
Here comes an Important question about whether those who practice racism, discrimination and violations against human rights without shaking an eyelid are also entitled to accuse others of what they do ?! and if those accusations was based on a real grounds should we take it in consideration and react toward it seriously ?! should we react or give attention toward an allegation made by a terrorist who is for example supporting IS or Al-Qaeda and/or fought under their flags, brutally tortured and beheaded people, that he has been subjected to a violation of his human rights in jail, like if he was not allowed to leave his cell or to meet with his family or talking to them in phone or if he claimed that the police practiced racism and discrimination against him?!

As a result of a long bloody colonial history, the term “white man” has been associated with racism and brutality, even after those practices turned into just a words in books and exhibits in museums, the great grandparent’s shame is still chasing their descendants who are mostly abandoned this colonial patriarchal racist legacy and distanced themselves from it.
Ironically, Those who are supposed to be a historical victims for the white man’s brutal activities and now they are accusing Europeans all the time with racism, discrimination and violating the basic human rights in every occasion are not hesitating at the mean time of practicing racism and discrimination without fearing of being accused of it. It seems like racism and discrimination became an exclusive accusations goes only for the white people, while any other people no matter how cruel and barbaric their crimes and atrocities is, they have an eternal impunity protecting them from such accusations just because they used to be a spoiled historical victim for the white man who hold the eternal shame which he inherited to his grandsons and their offspring !!

After i moved to Norway as a political refugee, I started attending some lessons at Nygård skole organized by the Introduction center for refugees in Bergen as part of The Introduction program for refugees. One of those lessons was called in Norwegian “Tema måte” where there was a Norwegian person from an Iraqi origins leading it, talking in Norwegian while several translators sitting in the room and telling us what he say in our languages. Different topics was opened for discussion in this meeting which was held every Tuesday, and in the first meeting he talked to us about racism saying its widely scattered in Norway and the right wing had stopped organizing demonstration against immigration policies but he believe that they work now underground aiming to expel all the immigrants who came originally from Africa and middle east outside Norway and that we should stick to being part of this society and that he personally does not talk about his ethnic origin as he insists on being just Norwegian to stop anyone who dare to question his belonging to Norway. Then he opened a discussion with us about the manifestations of racism which probably encountered the people who are attending this meeting. Those manifestations according to what the students who was attending this class said was ranged between an uncomfortable eye contact with a person passing by in the street and reach its maximum with a Yemeni guy he said that he felt uncomfortable because he believe that Norwegians avoid sitting next to him in the bus marking that as its a clear racism and discriminatory attitude. The teacher reacted to what students told agreeing on that its a clear signs of the presence of blatant racism and discrimination against immigrants in the Norwegian society!!!
But this teacher who was showing us his concern towards what he sees as growing phenomena of racism and discrimination as he felt it in the Norwegian society and his fear of the rise of the far right wing, did not hesitate during another lesson to warn us of thinking of marrying Norwegian women , why ?!! because they are in his own words “ Very expensive” and “ cost a lot of money” . In another occasion he used the term “ buy a woman” as euphemism of “Marrying a woman”. In another lesson he was telling us a story about a Pakistani man who couldn’t “buy a woman” to marry her as he have no enough money so he found its relevant to buy a goat instead since the goat is much cheaper than a woman !! all that happened inside a program supposedly it made for integrating immigrants in The Norwegian society and that the Norwegian government spend a lot of money on it !! What a great integration results are expected from such program !!!
What which many Europeans who pay yet the price of their ancestor’s follies may not know that if we compared the suspicious racism - if any- has currently practiced toward immigrants with the racist practices committed by those with wheat skin color toward who have darker skin in the middle eastern countries they might start rethinking of their perceptions about themselves and the others.
In Saudi Arabia and all Arab Persian gulf states for example, people still using the word “Slave” (a’bd) in their daily conversations to refer to every individual with darker skin, the word “slave” replace the word “ dark skinned” or “ black” , so they say for example : My “Slave” friend John did this and that ….. , Or: I bought this phone the shop where the “Slave” John works ….., without feeling that they utter a racist expressions. such expression you could found it used naturally even by many people there who claim that they support human rights values and and oppose racism, but they couldn’t get rid of the racism hidden inside daily normal talks.
In Saudi Arabia also, the authorities launched a campaign in the fourth of November 2013 targeting the Ethiopian workers, arresting them claiming that they are violating the immigration laws. This campaign have been accompanied with waves of attacks and assaults launched by normal Saudi citizens armed with swords and choppers. They attacked the places where Ethiopian workers living with their families, beating them up and torturing them severely, recording that with their mobile cameras. Some workers died under torture, other killed after the police shot them in the streets. Some of the Saudi citizens who took part in this assaults proudly documented what they did with video recordings uploaded later on YouTube !!



And in Egypt where i was born and lived until the age of 27, the racism against black-skinned people is really clear and unmistakable for anyone’s eye or ear. Mothers for example get so angry if their sons or daughters thought about marrying a dark skin person, and most people agree on a certain beauty standards which according to it people with darker skin are considered ugly. The movies and dramas put Nubians, who is originally from southern Egypt and characterized by brown skin and local language in a stereotyped roles as servants and doormen.
and yet those who have darker skin color are not allowed to work as news readers or as presenters in the Egyptian state television.
In 2005, the Egyptian police killed 23 Sudanese refugees (according to some Sudanese activists the real number is 56) in the last days of the year while they was clearing a peaceful sit-in organized in front of the UNHCR headquarters in Cairo as those refugees was demanding being sent to a third country. The police broke up this peaceful sit-in after they got complaints from the residents of the surrounding area who claimed that they have been affected by the presence of those Sudanese people in their high classy neighbourhood saying that they “smell bad” and “having sex in the streets as animals”. After the police got involved and the sit in had cleared the sit-in which was resulted in killing of children, youth and old people of both sexes, those high classy residents expressed their satisfaction for what has happened.
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In September 2007, i was spending my four years prison sentence on charges connected to my writings at Borg El-Arab Prison near Alexandria, when the prison received a large number of prisoners who came from different African countries, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea, have been arrested and sentenced to one year imprisonment by a military court on a charges of entering the country illegally through the southern borders with Sudan intending to travel to Israel.
The prison administration was treating them in an inappropriate way for human beings, they were housed in large numbers inside a number of cells which can barely fit half of them, and they wasn’t allowed to go out in the sun, the thing which made them start a mass hunger strike demanding a better treatment.
The prison administration was looking always down at them and when they decided to start their hunger strike the officers couldn’t understand how they could think about that and they thought there is something else stand behind their hunger strike decision. The officers was creating an a collective image about them; within this image’s frame they was not much more than a poor people escaped from their countries because there is famines over there with lack of food and drinkable water and that they are supposed to feel grateful to the prison administration as they are throwing them food like animals. In the end they found a solution for this dilemma when they accused me of inciting them on hunger strike just because i was talking to them in English which was apparently enough evidence to prove such a charge! and as result of that i have been punished and subjected to physical torture and spent 10 days in a solitary confinement cell deprived from having enough food and water more than half a loaf of bread with a small piece of cheese on it and a bottle of water for each day.

I often hear some stories told by immigrants in Europe tell about racism and discriminatory situations they have been through, most of those people came from Arab and Muslim countries, and of course i can’t show uncertainty toward such stories as its part of those people’s experiences which differ from person to another. But if i talked about my experience here as an immigrant in Europe with a Middle eastern physical features i can say its totally different. I can’t deny for sure that i have been exposed to some situations where i get through a suspicious discrimination when i was in poland, but it was too rare to be kept in mind for long. and after i came here to Norway i have never been through a suspicious discriminatory situation except one time when I was travelling to Slovenia last year and the man who work on KLM counter in Bergen Airport stopped me for long time claiming that Slovenia situated outside Schengen area and European union and I need a visa to travel there, which totally untrue! I showed him the list of Schengen countries on Wikipedia and that it includes Slovenia, but he insisted that Its not schengen as he tried to stop me for a while to make some phone calls perhaps to make sure that my traveling on board on this flight does not constitute a danger to the international peace and security, and i finally traveled!
With only one exception which i mentioned earlier, i didn’t feel any time that i am treated as outsider from the moment when i arrived to Bergen Airport coming from Krakow until the Moment i close this sentence with this full stop.
Finally i have to say that the racist and discriminatory practices are widely spread among Mideastern people much more than anyone can imagine, those practices targeting anyone who shows difference whether it was genetic or optional. But apparently that many people from there are unable to face themselves with their faults and crimes so they started searching like the bankrupt trader in their old notebooks for a someone pays the costs of their foolishness on behalf of them! that's why i urge my European friends to stop giving the accusations which Arabs and Muslims throw on them from their glassy houses any sort of attention that might give them a value they don’t worth to get.






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apomares/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A terrible accident or a terribly imperfect crime?

Police and prosecutors in Slovenia are trying to determine the truth after a 21-year-old woman cut off her hand with a circular saw in January this year.

Her family says that it was an accident; that she was sawing off branches on a tree when the saw slipped. However, she is being accused of insurance fraud by investigators in the country's capital, Ljubljana.

The woman had taken out five different insurance policies in the months before her injury and had only made two to three monthly payments for them, police told ABC News. Altogether, for her injury, she would have received $430,000 and monthly payments of $3,388 for 10 years with smaller monthly payments thereafter. However, she has not received anything to date and is being detained, unlikely to walk free anytime soon.

The woman was unemployed and had no other source of income.

She and her 29-year-old relative, who is also being detained, could face one to eight years in prison if convicted of insurance fraud.

"With one of her accomplices, she intentionally amputated her left hand, hoping to stage it as an accident," Ljubljana police spokesman Valter Zrinski said.

Zrinski said that investigators first learned of the alleged fraud through routine system checks, which lead to about 100 arrests each year for different kinds of insurance fraud.

After the woman's hand was severed, her family took her to Ljubljana University Medical Center without the hand in what police claim was an attempt to make sure her disability was permanent. However, upon her admission into the hospital, doctors called police — per Slovene law — and they were able to retrieve the hand. Surgeons subsequently sewed it back on.

"Her hand," Zrinski said, "is recovering well."

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          *류블라냐에 위치한 개인주택 [ OFIS ] house portico in ljubljana      Cache   Translate Page      

슬로베니아 건축스튜디오, OFIS의 개인주거 프로젝트 입니다. 전면 도로에서 인상적인 장면을 연출하는 주출입구는 지역적 환경을 극복하기 위한 해결책으로 제안되었습니다. 상부로 반층 올라간 주거 내부의 자연채광과 환기를 확보하는 동시에 빈번이 발생하는 홍수에 대한 대비로 계획되었습니다.

주거 내부 구성은 다음과 같습니다. 선큰정원과 여가활동을 지원하는 데크가 위치한 반지하, 여가활동공간.

중정과 테라스가 위치한 1층 공용공간; 거실과 식당 주방이 자리합니다. 마스터침실과 자녀침실이 위치한 2층으로 구성됩니다.

전면 테라스와 주거 내부에 위치한 중정은 주거 깊숙히 자연채광을 유도하는 동시에 원활한 환기를 도와줍니다.


slovenian practice, OFIS architects, has designed ‘house portico‘ for a private client in the city center of ljubljana. the typical houses in the area are characterized by the raised ground level, built to provide flood protection and allow natural light and ventilation permeate basement spaces. at the entrances of these buildings, a portico was typically attached. the concept behind this residential project seeks to follow this typology by creating a raised entrance level and inviting light into all spaces.




project name: ‘house portico’

project location: ljubljana, slovenia

architect: OFIS architects

design team: rok oman, spela videcnik, andrej gregoric, rok gerbec, janez martincic, katharina felix, sérgio silva santos, sabrina cep, tanja veselic, lise chemin, galina baleva, jagoda grzelak, karolina wocial, kyle zook, marta vela, popa vlad andrei, rita dolmány, istván jenei 

structural engineering: IB-TECHNO

mechanical engineering: ISP d.o.o.

electrical engineering: enering d.o.o.

completion year: 2019

photography: tomaz gregoric

the scheme by OFIS creates a raised ground floor which contains the main living spaces. the entrance is articulated by a portico, enclosing a wide staircase to reach the house. the floorplan clearly divides the family program: semi-underground level as leisure opening towards half-lower backyard garden, ground floor as living-dining with terrace, first level as children and top level as parent’s area. the building opens towards the south elevation with tree-covered terraces, creating gardens in front of each room level and gradually achieving a smaller footprint on the roof level.


as the program brief used 40% of the plot site, the concept proposed elevated terrace platforms towards the south and an additional internal glazed atrium in the heart of the building. this internal space functions as a source of natural light and ventilation between the dining and living area, an external summer breakfast place and ends at basement level as an intimate internal courtyard between lower entrance from the parking and the guest room. this internal courtyard also becomes the center, or heart, of the house, providing a stimulating visual connection between spaces, and bringing a touch of nature into the home.



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          Gotta hand it to her      Cache   Translate Page      
Slovenian woman, 21, amputated her hand with a circular saw 'in order to claim £400,000 on insurance'
A woman allegedly cut off her hand with a circular saw to 'claim on insurance'

Doctors in a hospital in Ljubljana, Slovenia, managed to sew her hand back on
She and a relative face up to eight years in prison on attempted fraud charges

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              How Valentine’s Day is Celebrated in 28 Countries around the World?      Cache   Translate Page      
    Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? Find out about the history of this centuries-old holiday, from ancient Roman rituals to the customs of Victorian England.

    The Legend of St. Valentine

    The history of Valentine’s Day – and the story of its patron saint – is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?

    The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

    Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and, most importantly, romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.

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    Origins of Valentine’s Day: A Pagan Festival In February

    While some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial–which probably occurred around A.D. 270–others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.

    To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather at a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. They would then strip the goat’s hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide. Far from being fearful, Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year. Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. The city’s bachelors would each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. These matches often ended in marriage.

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    Valentine’s Day: A Day of Romance

    Lupercalia survived the initial rise of Christianity and but was outlawed—as it was deemed “un-Christian”–at the end of the 5th century, when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine’s Day. It was not until much later, however, that the day became definitively associated with love. During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance.

    Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear until after 1400. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. The greeting is now part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England. Several years later, it is believed that King Henry V hired a writer named John Lydgate to compose a valentine note to Catherine of Valois.

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    What would you do if your beloved gave you a wooden spoon on Valentine's Day?

    Although you might be confused if you are used to chocolates in a heart-shaped box, if you happen to have grown up in Wales, that would be perfectly normal. Young men there typically present "love spoons" to their paramours, a tradition inspired by Welsh sailors creating homemade gifts for their sweethearts while at sea. The "love spoon" exchange, along with many other global Valentine's Day traditions, shows that old-fashioned romance is not dead.

    Countries around the world have one-of-a-kind customs that range from Estonia's "love bus" rides for singles to mass weddings in the Philippines. While the actual practices can vary in date and target audience (some traditions specifically celebrate the singles among us!), citizens of many countries set aside time to commemorate some sort of commitment. In some places, the difference in approach to the day is even more stark, as public displays of love and affection are outright banned on February 14.

    While you probably will not want to adopt all of the cultural customs highlighted below, read and consider those, which may refresh your romantic relationship, show your creative approach, and make this day unforgettable for your partner and yourself. Or, maybe, make up your own unique ritual to show your love and affection.

    1.       USA
    In the United States of America, there have been many varieties of cards given over the course of the years, some of which have often been rude or even quite cruel in their humor. In the times of the Civil War, cards were flagged with rich colors accompanied by patriotic and/or political motifs. Early American valentine cards were especially lithographed and hand-colored, beautiful and distinctive in design, produced with intricate lace paper and decorated with such ornaments as beads, sea shells, cones, berries and all manner of seeds. Cards were also available decorated with seaweed or moss, in addition to dried and/or artificial flowers, all of which were attached to a string which was pulled and could then be suspended, thereby creating a three-dimensional picture. Many early American cards were imported from abroad, given the poor quality of American paper at the time which was not particularly suitable for embossing. Today, American children usually exchange valentines with their friends and there may even be a classroom party.

    2.       Canada
    Valentine’s Day festival is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Canada. Valentine's Day balls and parties are organized all over the country where people express love for their spouses and sweethearts and enjoy to the hilt. Roses, chocolates, candies and cards are the most popular gifts for the romantic occasion. As a tradition, children in Canada exchange Valentine's Day gifts with their friends. In several schools, classroom Valentine's Day Parties are organized where children put all the valentines in a decorated box. Later, teacher or a child distributes the cards. Kids are encouraged to prepare handmade valentine. Many children also gift fancy Valentine’s Day card to parents and teachers. Songs, skits, plays and concerts are also organized by schools and societies to celebrate Valentine's Day. Students in senior school hold Valentine's Day dance parties to cherish the joyful festival.

    3.       United Kingdom
    The aura of mystery is alive and well on Valentine's Day in the U.K. In a tradition dating back to the Victorian era, Brits traditionally send anonymous valentines to their romantic interests. The Victorians believed signing your name on the card was considered bad luck. The U.K. also claims responsibility for starting the practice of giving roses on Valentine's Day, since that flower was traditionally seen as the favorite of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

    4.       Australia
    During the Australian gold rush period, miners who were suddenly in possession of money from the new-found wealth of the Ballarat Mines were willing to pay a princely sum for elaborate valentines and merchants in the country would ship orders amounting to thousands of pounds at a time. The most extravagant Australian valentines were made of a satin cushion, perfumed and decorated in an ornate manner with flowers and colored shells. Some might even be adorned with a taxidermied humming bird or bird of paradise. This treasure, contained within a neatly decorated box, was highly valued, being both fashionable and extremely expensive.

    5.       Wales
    So it's not technically a Valentine's Day tradition, but rather than professing their love on February 14, the Welsh celebrate St. Dwynwen's Day on January 25. Wales Online explains that St. Dwynwen is the "Welsh patron saint of lovers" and men traditionally give women hand-carved wooden spoons as a romantic gesture. The custom is thought to have originated when Welsh sailors carved designs into wooden spoons while at sea to bring back to the women at home.

    6.       Scotland
    In Scotland, Valentine's Day is celebrated with a festival. At this festival, there is an equal number of unmarried males and females, each of whom write their name (or a made-up name) on a piece of paper which is then folded and placed into a hat...one hat for the ladies and one for the men. The females then draw a name from the hat containing the men's names and vice versa. Of course, it is highly likely that the two drawn names will not match, in which event, it is usually expected that the male partner with the female who selected his name. This rite having been completed, the company split up into couples and gifts are given to the ladies. The females would then pin the name of their partner over their hearts or on their sleeves. A dance often follows and, at the end of the festival, it is not unusual for marriages to take place. According to another Scottish custom, the first young man or woman encountered by chance on the street or elsewhere will become that individual's valentine. Valentine's Day gifts in Scotland are frequently given by both parties in the form of a love-token or true-love-knot.

    7.       Germany
    In Germany, it has become customary for the young man of a courting couple to present his beloved with flowers on February 14. Valentine gifts in Germany are usually in the shape of love tokens, complete with endearing messages. However, these are not distributed solely on Valentine's Day, but on any occasion. Even early German baptismal certificates or marriage certificates were considered at one time to have been valentines, but were more likely simply decorative and pictorial documents which contained lovely verses.

    8.       France
    In France, a custom known as "drawing for" once occurred. Unmarried individuals, both young and not so young, would go into houses facing each other and begin calling out across from one window to another, pairing-off with the chosen partner. If the young man failed to be particularly enthralled with his valentine, he would desert her. As a result, a bonfire would be lit later where the ladies could burn images of the ungrateful sweetheart and verbally abuse him in a loud tone as the effigy burned. This ritual was eventually abandoned since it left much room for nastiness, ridicule or even outright malice and the French government finally handed-down a decree officially banning the custom. Elegant French greetings cards known as cartes d'amities, which contained tender messages, were given not totally as a Valentine but chiefly as a result of a fashion which was popular in England at the time.

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    9.       Italy
    In Italy, Valentine's Day was once celebrated as a Spring Festival, held in the open air, where young people would gather in tree arbors or ornamental gardens to listen to music and the reading of poetry. However, over the course of the years, this custom steadily ceased and has not now been celebrated for centuries. In Turin, it was formerly the custom for betrothed couples to announce their engagements on February 14. For several days ahead of time, the stores would be decorated and filled with all manner of bon-bons.

    10.   Austria
    Austria has some rather obscure courtship customs that may or may not be associated with Saint Valentine's Day. Nonetheless, it is customary for a young man to present his beloved with a bunch of flowers on February 14.

    11.   Spain
    In Spain, it is customary for courting couples to exchange gifts on Valentine's Day and for husbands to send their wives bouquets of roses.

    12.   Slovenia
    In Slovenia, February 14 is considered a great day for working in the fields, according to many reports. St. Valentine is one of the patron saints of spring, so what better time to get out on the farm or vineyard after the long winter and start working on the future harvest? All isn't lost for lovers, though. Roughly a month later, Slovenians traditionally celebrate St. Gregory's Day, March 12, as a romantic holiday.

    13.   Poland
    Many Polish people celebrate Valentine’s Day (Walentynki), a day associated with romance and love, on February 14. Valentine’s Day focuses on love, romance, appreciation and friendship. Chocolates, candies shaped in red hearts, and other gifts are given to loved ones on Valentine’s Day. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Women’s Day are also observed in Poland, in which friends, partners, and family members received gifts, cards or flowers.

    14.   Ukraine
    When the so-called Iron Curtain fell down, people of the Former Soviet Union saw that there are a lot of nice European and American holidays and have eagerly adopted some of them. There is no point in describing Ukrainian St. Valentine's Day as there is practically no difference from the Western holiday of the same name.

    15.   Estonia & Finland
    All aboard the love bus! While Estonia celebrates Friend's Day on February 14, the country also has an interesting tradition for single people. Those not romantically attached on Valentine's Day can take a ride on the love bus — yes, it’s really called that — in the hopes of meeting someone special. And even if you don't meet your match aboard the bus, taking the ride with your other pals is your Friend's Day consolation prize. In Finland, February 14 is also known as Friend's Day — a holiday traditionally celebrated with your entire squad, not just your significant other. Cards and gifts are still in order, but for everybody. Even if Friend's Day sounds a lot like a kinder name for Singles Awareness Day, there are still plenty of people in the Nordic country, where public displays of affection are rare, who celebrate their romantic relationships on February 14: it's a popular day to get engaged, and stores are full of heart-shaped Valentine's Day paraphernalia.

    16.   Denmark
    Although Valentine’s Day is a relatively new holiday in Denmark (celebrated since the early 1990s according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark), the country has embraced February 14th with a Danish twist. Rather than roses, friends and sweethearts exchange pressed white flowers called snowdrops. Another popular Danish Valentine’s Day tradition is the exchange of “lover’s cards.” While lover’s cards were originally transparent cards which showed a picture of the card giver presenting a gift to his sweetheart, the term is now synonymous with any card exchanged on Valentine’s Day. On February 14th, men also give women gaekkebrev, a “joking letter” consisting of a funny poem or rhyme written on intricately cut paper and signed only with anonymous dots. If a woman who receives the gaekkebrev can correctly guess the sender, she earns herself an Easter egg later that year.

    17.   Japan
    Japanese women do not wait for men to make the first move, at least on Valentine’s Day. For one day of the year, Japanese women traditionally give men gifts and affection, instead of the other way around. One particularly popular gift is chocolate — homemade honmei-choco for the object of your desire or store-bought giri-choco as a non-romantic sign of affection for friends and coworkers. The nation's men return the favor on March 14, known as White Day, when guys give women white chocolate or other white gifts.

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    18.   China
    The equivalent to Valentine’s Day in China is Qixi, or the Seventh Night Festival, which falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month each year. According to Chinese lore, Zhinu, a heavenly king’s daughter, and Niulang, a poor cowherd, fell in love, married and had twins. When Zhinu’s father learned of their marriage, he sent his queen to bring Zhinu back to the stars. Upon hearing the cries of Niulang and the children, the king allowed Zhinu and Niulang to meet once a year on Qixi. During Qixi, young women prepare offerings of melon and other fruits to Zhinu in hopes of finding a good husband. Couples also head to temples to pray for happiness and prosperity. At night, people look to the heavens to watch as stars Vega and Altair (Zhinu and Niulang, respectively) come close during the star-crossed pair’s annual reunion.

    19.   South Korea
    Many women in South Korea (as in Japan) spend Valentine's Day showering men with gifts, and the men do the giving on White Day, March 14. But South Korea takes things a step further with a third holiday. On April 14, known as Black Day, single friends gather to eat noodles and celebrate their (lack of) relationship status. The holiday takes its name from the noodle dish, which includes white noodles in a black bean sauce. Black Day celebrations are spirited and fun, but somber in origin — the black food symbolizes sorrow.

    20.   Taiwan
    Valentine's Day is celebrated in Taiwan on February 14, but there is also a special Valentine's Day on July 7 of the lunar calendar, based on an ancient Chinese folktale (**). Both dates are equally as important. Many men purchase expensive bouquets of roses and other flowers for their sweethearts on these days. According to Taiwan tradition, the color and number of the roses holds much significance. For example, one red rose means "an only love," eleven roses means "a favorite," ninety-nine roses means "forever," and one hundred eight roses means "marry me."

    21.   India
    Valentine's Day celebration is a recent phenomenon in India but has caught the fancy of people to a great extent. Though some see it as a western import and hesitate to celebrate, there exist a large and growing number of those who love the feeling behind the beautiful and romantic festival. Especially to the Indian youth February 14 signifies love - a day when people express their affection for others. Just as several other countries, people in India too celebrate the Valentine's Day by exchanging cards and gifts.

    22.   Iraq
    Exchanging over-the-top gifts for Valentine's Day may seem like a Western tradition, but Iraqis also celebrate February 14 in style. In Iraq, huge teddy bears, red roses, and traditional Valentine's Day cards are common. Al Arabiya explains that on Valentine's Day, all of Baghdad appears to be overtaken by the color red. That said, conservative Muslims don't celebrate the day and view it as a Western holiday.

    23.   Saudi Arabia
    Valentine's Day is officially banned in Saudi Arabia. In the days before February 14, it’s illegal to sell roses and love-themed greeting cards in the desert kingdom, where conservative Muslims believe the holiday promotes alcohol consumption and premarital sex. If you happen to be there, you're likely to encounter officers from Saudi Arabia's Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, especially if you engage in any public displays of affection (those are also punishable by law). One shop owner in Saudi Arabia told WorldPost that there's a sort of underground market for red roses; customers place the orders over the phone, and the secret gifts are hidden in the back of the store, in case police inspect the retailer. Saudi Arabia isn't the only country to clamp down on Valentine’s Day. Iran, Malaysia, and Indonesia have enacted similar bans.

    24.   Philippines
    How would you feel about sharing your wedding day with another couple? We think of brides and grooms as loving the spotlight, but that's not necessarily the case on Valentine’s Day in the Philippines, where couples line up for mass weddings on February 14. On Valentine's Day in 2013, 200 couples married in one ceremony in Quezon City, for example, and a total 4,000 couples were married throughout the country, Xinhua reports.

    25.   Brazil
    Brazil celebrates its version of Valentine's Day, Dia dos Namorados, in June. The holiday on June 12 is timed to coincide with St. Anthony’s Day on June 13. St. Anthony of Padua died on June 13, 1231 and is considered by some to be the patron saint of marriage. Dia dos Namorados, which roughly translates to "Lovers' Day," or "Boyfriends' /Girlfriends' Day," is celebrated with gifts and decorations similar to those traditionally found on Valentine's Day. Celebrating in June also leaves more time in February for Carnival, the raucous annual festival timed to coincide with the beginning of Lent.

    26.   Argentina
    One day isn't enough to celebrate Valentine's in Argentina, land of Tango.  Argentinians take a week to celebrate the occasion.  In addition to February 14th they set aside seven days in July for “sweetness week.”  From the 13th to the 20th, lovers and friends will exchange candies and kisses. This week typically ends with “Friendship Day”.

    27.   Chile
    Chile is known as “the land of poets”, and it is true that Chileans are really romantic too. The “Dia de San Valentin” is anticipated greatly by lovers. Chileans love to celebrate and Valentine’s Day is a special occasion for couples, who celebrate with true excitement. It’s typical to walk around the city and see decorations all around as shops, malls and streets are beautifully decorated with flowers, balloons, and heart garlands. Restaurants, pubs, clubs, travel agencies and hotels engage in huge marketing promotions to offer incentives to lovers to do something really special. Flowers, chocolates, love letters and jewels are typical gifts. Going out for a romantic dinner is also a tradition for couples and public concerts enhance the romantic mood throughout towns and cities across the country.

    28.   South Africa
    Like many parts of the world, South Africa celebrates Valentine’s Day with festivals, flowers and other tokens of love. It’s also customary for women in South Africa to wear their hearts on their sleeves on February 14th; women pin the names of their love interest on their shirtsleeves, an ancient Roman tradition known as Lupercalia. In some cases, this is how South African men learn of their secret admirers.


    Sources and Additional Information:
    http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/blog/bid/113268/Top-10-Valentine-s-Day-Celebrations-Around-the-World-While-Teaching-English



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    Krško je zadnjič močno razočaralo, zato sva dali priložnost bližnjim Brežicam. In bili sva pošteno presenečeni!

    Najprej sva se odpravili na Grad Mokrice. Zakladek je bil močno načet. S spodnje strani škatlice je bila razpoka, skozi katero se je privalilo kar nekaj mokric. :) Hja, tud jst nisem vedla, da se tele živalce imenujejo mokrice. No, požrle so kar nekaj papirja. Kmalu za nama pa je lastnik zakladka očitno škatlico zamenjal, tako je zapisal v komentar. Na, pa sva bili zadnji med "pojetimi" vpisanimi. :)
    Pri zakladku Prilipe se razrašča nekakšna solata, okolica je taka močvirnata in vonj ni nič kaj prijeten. Nisva se zadržali tam dolgo, saj sva imeli namen najti še kar nekaj zakladkov. Ta ni bil nič posebnega, vsaj v primerjavi s tistimi ne, ki sva jih našli kasneje.
    Skoraj drive in zakladek Welcome or by by Slovenia ... magnetni, čisto preveč očiten. Ali pa sva mogoče midve že kar nekaj teh vidle in je to že čistoničposeben zakladek. :) 
    Tu pa se začenja lepota brežiških zakladkov. Brzice na Savi oz. Zakladek Sava rapids je razkril skrite kotičke Save, ki so narejeni očitno le za domačine, ker čisto slučajno oz. po nesreči se ne more nihče pripeljat do njih. Še dobro za geocaching, tako lahko odkrivam/va/mo našo Slovenijo, pa tudi še kaj več. :)
    Vesela sem ku radio Ognjišče! V zakladku Artiče, Banova domačija sem našla prvi geocoin! In ta je iz Nizozemske, na pot pa je šel 9. 4. 2011. Obhodil je kar nekaj držav ... Nemčijo, Italijo, Belgijo, Francijo, Luksemburg, Srbijo, pri nas pa je že od aprila letošnjega leta. Skrajni čas je, da zaplava malo ven. Samo še ugotovim kam. :)
    Tole pa je zakladek, ki se uvrsti med TOP zakladke. Če bi ble premium članice, bi ga tako lahko tudi označile, zdaj pa ostaja le med najinimi top zakladki. :) Dolenja vas pri Krškem skriva prav posebno nalogo in sicer, potrebno je najprej najti ključ za ključavnico. Ok, to ni bilo problema. No, tu pa nastopi presenešenje. Kakšna ključavnica! B je pošteno zagrizla v kombinacije in odklenila škatlo v kateri se je skrival zakladek. Daleč najbolj izviren zakladek.
    Tudi pri Miklavžu sta si dala avtorja (avtorja sta ista kot pri prejšnjem zakladku) kar nekaj dela z idejo za izvirnost. Potreben pripomoček je vsekakor zračna tlačilka (pumpa), sicer bi res težko prišli do zakladka. Čeprav, ta dva avtorja sta avtorja tudi nekaj zakladkov v Krškem, o čemer pa sva že pisali. Očitno ostalih njunih zakladkov ne razumeva čisto. ;)
    Vedno se najde kakšna skrita lepotica. Sredi ničesar se razprostre prelepo jezero in ... invazija račk se je zgrnila na naju, ko sva prišli. Očitno so navajene prišlekov. Midve nisva bili pretirano oz. za dolgo zanimive, ker v najinih rokah ni nič šumelo, nič se ni drobilo. :)
    Zakladek E7_SLO_83 je v sebi skrival diapozitiv, ki nama je za trenutek popestril delo s slikoparatom, kot rada reče B. :)
    Zadnji zakladek pa sva poiskali v Leskovcu pri Krškem ... E7_SLO_84 ... presenečeni nad vandalizmom. Do sedaj nisem vidla, da bi se kdo, ki ne igra geolova, vpletal v to. Ta zakladek je očitno razkrit. Mladina, mladina. ;)

    Ena utrujena in ena polna energije sva krenili proti dolenjski in ugotovili, da je še tooooliko priložnosti za nove zakladke. O ja, Slovenija, še boš doživela najine zakladke. ;)

    Jutri pa morda ponovno na pot po novomeških hribčkih. :)


              A pus rudele să-i taie mâna cu flexul sperând că se va îmbogăţi. Planul şocant al tinerei      Cache   Translate Page      
    O tânără din Slovenia e acuzată că și-a tăiat o mână cu un fierăstrău circular - în mod deliberat și cu ajutorul unor membri ai familiei - pentru a încasa fraudulos o mare sumă de bani.
              ‘Sloveense vrouw laat haar hand afzagen voor verzekeringsgeld’      Cache   Translate Page      
    Zonder hand door het leven gaan in ruil voor wat verzekeringsgeld, het lijkt een vrij slecht idee, maar een Sloveense familie dacht daar anders over. Helaas werden ze betrapt. Een 21-jarige vrouw uit Slovenië had kort voor ze haar hand liet afzagen een verzekering afgesloten voor letselschade. Ze zou eenmalig 400.000 euro krijgen en daarna 3.000 […]
              Conoce a los rivales de Miki en la primera semifinal de Eurovisión 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
    Conoce a los rivales de Miki en la primera semifinal de Eurovisión 2019

    17 países participarán en la primera semifinal de Eurovisión 2019, que se celebrará en el Pabellón 2 del Centro de Convenciones de Tel Aviv, Israel, el próximo 14 de mayo. Sólo diez lograrán clasificarse para la gran final, que tendrá lugar el sábado 18 de mayo. Desde hoy repasaremos con 5 artículos especiales (dos artículos por semifinal y un artículo para hablar de las candidaturas del Big 5) uno a uno los candidatos a ganar el festival este año. La primera semifinal del festival estará compuesta por Bielorrusia, Chipre, Eslovenia, Finlandia, Hungría, Montenegro, Polonia, República Checa, Serbia, Australia, Bélgica, Estonia, Georgia, Grecia, Islandia, Portugal y San Marino. Empezamos con los primeros 8 países que intentarán pasar a la gala final del 18 de mayo en la primera de las semifinales. Además de comentar sobre el cantante, la canción y la puesta en escena, también indicamos el puesto de cada uno en las casas de apuestas, un gran referente eurovisivo. Bielorrusia – Zena: Like it Cantante Zinaida Alexandrovna Kupriyanovich es la cantante más joven de este año en el festival con 16 años. Ella es de Minsk, Bielorrusia. Se graduó en la escuela de artes de música infantil y ahora continúa sus estudios en un gimnasio en Minsk. El año pasado fue una de las anfitriones del Eurovisión Junior en Minsk. Canción y puesta en escena Con una canción fresca, moderna y con un estribillo pegadizo, Zena intentará conquistar a Europa con su desparpajo y confianza en el escenario. Quizá la canción necesite algo de potencia en algunos momentos pues puede acabar siendo un poco monótona, lo que podría provocar el hartazgo de los espectadores. Una puesta en escena con varios bailarines de fondo y una buena coreografía podrían hacer que Bielorrusia se clasifique por sexta vez desde que lleva en Eurovisión (desde 2004) en la final del concurso. Casas de apuestas 12 marzo: Puesto 34 Chipre – Tamta: Replay Cantante Tamta Goduadze nació y se crió en Tbilisi, Georgia, y desde los 15 años ella y su familia están viviendo en Atenas, Grecia. Ella empezó a cantar a los 5 años. En 2004 participó en el programa de televisión griego Super Idol , donde terminó segunda. Después de esto, logró un gran éxito y se convirtió en una mujer reconocida en la industria de la música griega. En 2006 lanzó su primer álbum, titulado “Tamta”, con un gran éxito y más tarde, ese mismo año, apareció en los Mad Video Music Awards junto con Mihai Traistariu, donde cantaron el hit de Mihai en Eurovisión, “Tornero”. En 2007, Tamta intentó representar a Grecia, pero terminó tercera en la final con la canción “With love”. Canción y puesta en escena “Replay” es una canción adictiva y completamente contemporánea que recuerda a su antecesora “fuego”. La canción es convencional y sacará el movimiento de tus adentros. El coro está alimentado por una trompeta, que realmente anima el cotarro. Se desconoce aún aspectos sobre la puesta en escena que llevará Grecia este año, pero viendo la del año pasado, presiento que habrá pirotecnia y mucho baile. Claramente la veremos en la final y en un muy buen puesto. Casas de apuestas 12 marzo: Puesto 5 Eslovenia Cantante – Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl: Sebi El dúo Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl comenzó en el verano de 2017 cuando grabaron su primera canción. Ya antes de crear el dúo, cada uno de ellos hacía sus pinitos por la música. Zala comenzó a tocar melodías para después dedicarse a escribir canciones de autor basadas en su enfoque suave y de narración. Gašper, que comenzó a tocar la guitarra en su infancia, viajó al extranjero en bicicleta al acabar la educación obligatoria. Allí pudo terminar sus estudios musicales Faust Records en Praga. Así, Gašper se formó como compositor. Zala y Gašper se conocieron a través de un amigo de Žiga Krajnac, quien invitó a conocer a Gašper a Zalina en Instagram, y ahora, meses después, graban su propia música. Canción y puesta en escena Una balada llevará Eslovenia este año a Eurovisión. Tras ganar la pre de su país, ambos comentaron que “Estamos felices de que la canción haya tocado a la gente, pero nuestro objetivo principal es permanecer también fieles a nosotros mismos en el futuro”. ¿Conseguirán conquistar a la audiencia con una canción escrita y compuesta por ellos mismos? Casas de apuestas 12 marzo: Puesto 13 Finlandia: Darude & Sebastian Rejman: Look Away Cantante El famoso DJ y productor Darude será el representante de Finlandia para Eurovisión 2019 junto al cantante Sebastian Rejman Darude es muy conocido por su single de trance instrumental de 1999 “Sandstorm”. La pista fue un éxito internacional y se registró en todo el mundo, incluyendo el Billboard Hot 100 y el UK Singles Chart. En los últimos años, “Sandstorm” ha encontrado una  nueva vida siendo un meme de Internet. El consumado DJ y productor internacional ha lanzado cuatro álbumes y numerosos singles. Con una carrera que abarca más de dos décadas, Darude sigue siendo un artista musical respetado. Y este año, junto a Sebastian Rejman, representará a Finlandia en Eurovisión. Canción y puesta en escena “Look Away” ofrece comentarios sobre el mundo problemático en el que vivimos. La canción, que está interpretada por Darude en un teclado dentro de un cubo gigante de tres lados, y Sebastian Rejman a la voz. El cubo gira con paneles LED en su exterior que muestran imágenes que aluden a las letras de la canción, particularmente con respecto al cambio climático. Un bailarín interpretativo actúa en la parte superior del cubo, mientras Sebastian Rejman se mueve por el escenario mientras canta. Una canción tecno que no pasará desapercibida en esta primera semifinal. Casas de apuestas 12 marzo: Puesto 27 Hungría – Joci: Az én apám Cantante József “Joci” Pápai es un cantante, compositor y guitarrista húngaro de 37 años, además de ser un antiguo concursante de Eurovisión. En 2017, Joci representó a Hungría en Kyiv cantando “Origo” y terminó octavo en la gran final. Después del concurso de Eurovisión de 2017, escribió y publicó varias canciones nuevas, volviéndose más activo en la música. Canción y puesta en escena La […]

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              The Sign of Five | Bloggers’ Bash 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

    The Bloggers Bash Competition this year is on the theme of FIVE. quintus  ~  cinq  ~  cinco  ~  fünf ~  pente  ~ khms  ~ wu  ~  tano Or…  in Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Serbian, Slovak and Slovenian, it is pet—

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              Slovenian woman cuts hand to claim insurance      Cache   Translate Page      
    Authorities say a Slovenian woman who deliberately cut her hand with a circular saw to collect insurance money faces up to eight years in jail
              Erlingur Richardsson maakt voorselectie wedstrijden Slovenië bekend      Cache   Translate Page      

    Bondscoach Erlingur Richardsson van het Nederlands Herenteam heeft de voorselectie bekendgemaakt voor de EK-kwalificatiewedstrijden thuis en uit tegen Slovenië. De IJslander heeft 28 spelers op zijn longlist. Het Nederlands Herenteam is bij de kwalificatie voor het EK 2020 ingedeeld in...

    Het bericht Erlingur Richardsson maakt voorselectie wedstrijden Slovenië bekend verscheen eerst op Handbal.


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              Imposible decir te quiero      Cache   Translate Page      
    El vietnamita

    El vietnamita pertenece al grupo de las lenguas tonales. Esto significa que no se puede aprenderlo solo por leer las palabras, hay que pronunciar cada sonido en el tono adecuado. El primer contacto con la lengua hablada de los vietnamitas puede sorprender y confundir a la vez. El más mínimo cambio en la entonación cambia el significado de la palabra.
    Vietnamita es la lengua materna para 86% de la población del Vietnam, como la segunda lengua lo usan también las comunidades en China o Camboya. Existen varios dialectos de vietnamita, pero hay sólo tres que son muy importantes. El primer es de del norte (Hanoi),  el céntrico - de la antigua capital Huế y el último - del sur, de Ho Chi Minh, antiguamente Saigón. No hay grandes diferencias entre uno y otro en cuanto a la  gramática, los usuarios de cada uno de los dialectos se entienden sin ningún problema, aunque existen ciertas variedades en la pronunciación y vocabulario. El idioma estándar está basado en los dialectos del norte. El vietnamita pertenece al grupo de los idiomas de la familia austroasiática, aunque contiene mucho vocabulario que proviene del idioma chino. Además, por la razón que Vietnam era la colonia francesa hay palabras que provienen del francés, pero se las escribe fonéticamente, según las reglas gramaticales de vietnamita. Como un ejemplo pueden servir: đầm – dâme, cà phê – café, pho mát – fromage, xi nê – cinéma, ban công – balcon.

    ¿Por qué los vietnamitas tienen problemas con las declaraciones del amor?

    Jeg Elsker Dig, Miluji te, Doset daram, S'agapo, Kuv hlub koj, I love you... Tantas palabras para expresar el amor. ¿Por qué los vietnamitas no lo pueden decir? 
    No se trata de que los vietnamitas no expresan sus sentimientos. Lo hacen, pero de la manera diferente de lo a que nosotros, los europeos, estamos acostumbrados. En Vietnam existen más de 40 pronombres diferentes. Sin embargo, en la lengua vietnamita no existe ni la palabra “tú” ni “yo”, para poder referirse a alguien de forma informal. Los vietnamitas usan los pronombres según la edad de la gente, por eso siempre una de las primeras preguntas que hacen, es preguntar por la edad.  Según el informo de BBC en lengua vietnamita se usa “‘anh’ para el hermano mayor, ‘chi’ para la hermana mayor, ‘em’ para los hermanos menores y así sucesivamente”. De este modo, la declaración de amor podría ser algo como “Hermana menor ama a hermano mayor” o al revés “Hermano mayor ama a hermana más joven”.

    Otras formas de expresar sentimientos. Los candados de amor.

    Ponte Milvio, Roma
    Todavía no se sabe dónde y cuándo nació la  tradición de poner los candados de amor en los puentes en varias ciudades del mundo. En estos candados los enamorados escriben sus nombres, las fechas importantes o las frases cortas del amor. Después tiran las llaves al agua para que el amor dure para siempre.
    La verdadera popularidad esta tradición alcanzó gracias al libro “Tres metros sobre el cielo” del escritor italiano, Federico Moccia. El libro es sobre dos jóvenes enamorados que viven en Roma. Un día, el protagonista principal cuenta a su novia la leyenda sobre los dos amantes que como primeros pusieron el candado a un puente y esto les unió para siempre. De este modo desde los años noventa el puente Milvio en Roma se hizo el más popular en cuanto a la expresión de los sentimientos a través de un trozo de metal. La cantidad de los candados que ponían los romanos y los turistas era tan grande que había la amenaza del derrumbamiento del puente.
    Sin embargo, algunos dicen que la costumbre nació en Florencia. Cuando se acababa el año académico, los estudiantes de la escuela Sanità in Costa San Giorgio cogían los candados que usaban para cerrar sus armarios pequeños y los colgaron en el puente más antiguo de la ciudad, Ponte Vecchio.
    Most Tumski, Wroclaw
    La idea de escribir sus sentimientos en los candados se extendió rápidamente no sólo en Europa. Puentes de amor se puede encontrar en más de treinta países de todo el mundo: Australia, Bélgica, Canadá, República Checa, Dinamarca, Gran Bretaña, Finlandia, Francia, Alemania, Italia , Israel, Letonia, Nueva Zelanda, Polonia, Escocia, Serbia, Eslovenia, España, Ucrania, Estados Unidos, Hungría, Corea del Sur y Taiwán entre otros. Los amantes cuelgan sus candados no sólo en los puentes, en Tokio (Japón), se puede encontrarlas en todos los lugares de la ciudad, en Rotterdam (Holanda) se las pone en una gran escultura llamada "Candado del amor", en Montevideo (Uruguay) los  candados se echa a la fuente. En Moscú existen unos árboles especiales para colgar los candados allí, para aliviar la barandilla del puente del metal innecesario. En Polonia la mayor cantidad de las declaraciones en metal está colgada en el puente Tumski, en Wroclaw.





              This map shows all the countries to ban the Boeing 737 Max 8, and where airlines have grounded their fleets, after Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157      Cache   Translate Page      

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    • A growing number of countries are banning the Boeing 737 Max 8 from their airspaces and airlines are grounding their planes.
    • The model has been involved in two fatal crashes in five months, the most recent over Ethiopia.
    • The US has not banned the plane. Many other countries have.

    This map shows all the countries that have banned the Boeing 737 Max 8, and where airlines have taken their own action.

    The mass grounding comes after the plane model was involved in two fatal crashes within five months. The latest, over Ethiopia, killed 157 people on Sunday.

    The countries shown above in red are those where government agencies have banned the plane from its airports, and, in some cases, from its airspace altogether.

    Orange countries are those where at least one of its airlines has decided to ground the planes voluntarily.

    Read more: Germany, the UK, China, and other countries have grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 after its 2 deadly crashes — here's who's taken action so far

    Many other countries around the world do not have any Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts in its fleets or that fly into the country, including Kenya, which had the largest number of victims in the Ethiopian Airlines crash.

    Here are the red countries, which have enforced some kind of ban:

    • China
    • Hong Kong
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Kuwait
    • Bermuda
    • Malaysia
    • Mongolia
    • Oman
    • Egypt
    • Singapore
    • Mongolia 
    • South Korea 
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Vietnam
    • Australia
    • Fiji
    • New Zealand

    And the European Union, which is made up of:

    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Bulgaria
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus
    • Czechia
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malta
    • Netherlands
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • United Kingdom

    These countries have airlines that grounded the plane model:

    • Mexico - AeroMexico
    • Cayman Islands - Cayman Airways
    • Ethiopia -  Ethiopian Airlines
    • Norway - Norwegian Air
    • South Africa - Comair
    • Morocco - Royal Air Maroc
    • Russia - S7
    • Argentina - Aerolineas Argentinas
    • Iceland - Icelandair
    • Brazil - Gol
    • Canada - Sunwing

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              Oploopactie Oranjeheren 11 april      Cache   Translate Page      

    Op 11 april om 19.30 spelen onze Oranjeheren de EK-kwalificatiewedstrijd tegen Slovenië in het Topsportcentrum in Almere. Voor deze wedstrijd zijn wij opzoek naar enthousiaste kinderen die met de Oranjeheren willen oplopen! Heb jij altijd al met jouw idolen willen...

    Het bericht Oploopactie Oranjeheren 11 april verscheen eerst op Handbal.


              Cô gái tự cưa tay đòi 10 tỷ đồng bảo hiểm nhưng đổi lại có thể là án tù nhiều năm      Cache   Translate Page      

    Cảnh sát Slovenia cho biết vào đầu tuần này, một cô gái 21 tuổi và 3 người họ hàng đã

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              EuroBasket Women 2019 – Il 27 giugno l’esordio delle azzurre: aperta la prevendita dei biglietti      Cache   Translate Page      
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    EuroBasket Women 2019, aperta la vendita dei biglietti del girone di Niš. L’esordio delle Azzurre il 27 giugno alle 18.30 contro la Turchia. Tutta la fase finale si gioca alla Spark Arena di Belgrado dal 4 luglio Nei giorni scorsi FIBA ha aperto la vendita dei biglietti per le partite dei due gironi dell’EuroBasket Women 2019 (27 giugno-7 luglio) che si giocheranno in Serbia. I tagliandi possono essere acquistati a questo indirizzo (portal.tickets.rs/event/category/sport-5) e i prezzi variano dai 5 agli 8 euro per entrambi le partite. L’Italia disputa le tre partite del girone di Niš alle ore 18.30: il 27 l’esordio con la Turchia, il 28 la sfida all’Ungheria e il 30 quella alla Slovenia. Le prime classificate dei 4 gironi accedono ai Quarti di Finale, seconde e terze incrociano per guadagnarsi un posto tra le prime otto. L’Italia nello specifico incrocia il girone D (Serbia, Russia, Belgio, Bielorussia), quello che si gioca a Zrenjanin. Tutta la fase finale, dal 4 luglio, sarà ospitata dalla Stark Arena di Belgrado (18.000 posti). Le prime sei squadre dell’EuroBasket Women si qualificano per il FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020, il torneo pre-olimpico che si giocherà a febbraio 2020. Niš è la seconda città più [...]

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    Our Peugeot was fairly hootin along the German highway, the roads were the best we had seen and you gotta move quick to keep up with the other lunatics. Even when you're going 170km per hour the Audi's are doing high 200's and literally fly past you in a blink.

    We weren't stopping for nothing, well maybe fuel, but our mission was clear. We were heading to my (Chris Beric) most anticipated location in the whole world for this year and in fact for my entire life. For my very time I was going to the place where it all started for the Beric family. Croatia and Bosnia, The Land of the Beric's!


    My Grandfather (a.k.a Dida) was born in the country that is now known as Bosnia. He was the eldest of 11 Children and came to Australia some 50 years ago seeking to make a better life for his family. I am very grateful and proud for the sacrifices that he made. I am also glad that he chose Australia over his other option which was the USA. So I now have large amounts of family living in both Bosnia and Croatia. This is my Legendary Dida, apart from my father he is the best man I know:


     



    Now I'm no Engineer or Historian, but just a bit of background info for you all, Croatia and Bosnia where both formerly known as Yugoslavia. It is my understanding that Croatia and Bosnia formed after the independence war between 1991 and 1995. This war was with the oppressive Serb controlled forces. Bonsia, Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia where all part of 7 provinces that made Yugoslavia. 'Bosnia' is still actually called 'Bosnia and Herzegovina' as Herzegovina is located within the South of Bosnia.

    There is alot of crazy history which I won't go into but essentially Croatia achieved the two main goals that they declared at the beginning of the war, which were independence and the preservation of its borders. The impact of the war was devastating, there were many people killed and the damage was immeasurable.

    Now nearly 20 years later, Croatia and Bosnia are back on their feet! The countries have many unique natural beauties and the tourism industry has flourished in the last decade. The Adriatic coastline along the south of Croatia features what many people consider to be some of the best beaches in the entire world. Croatia was also the top pick tourist destination in 2005 from the Lonely Planet Guide.


    Sibenik - Croatia

    Our first stop in Croatia was the coastal town of Sibenik. We were greeted by my amazing cousin Lucija!



    There were lots of village festivals happening for Saint Mary's day. Lucija took us to an evening festival that was off the hook..



    This is my Dida's brother, Tomislav. He literally built this entire house with his own bare hands.




    Tomislav is stockpiling mass amounts of wine, beer, grapes and meat.. You gotta stock pile stuff.


    Tomislavs wife Matija was the Master Chef of Sibenik!



    This is Lucija's crazy boyfriend Josip. However, he is a mere sane person relative to the complete nutbag on the left hand side.


    This guy used to have a drug addiction and hangs out in Lucija's cafe alot. He does a wacked out impersonation of Yoda from Starwars. Claims to have seen aliens, has a pet cockroach and became very paranoid when I tried to film him for the movie.


    We had it all in Sibenik, we spent alot of time at the beaches. Three 'retired' Engineers, completely ignorant to our working lives back at home!





    This is my cousin Mirko the man!



    My awesome cousin's Iva, Ivica, Gabriela and llija were visiting from Switzerland, it was great to meet them!



    Ivica is also know as HERCULES, us two boys need alot of muscle to push all the women off us you see..





    Goliveno (Busko Jezero) - Bosnia

    If you go to Croatia I recommend you visit in August as it is Summer, the weather is perfect and everybody is on holidays. But who works these days anyway?

    Escaping Amsterdam and arriving in August was also part of my grand master plan concocted over a year ago. This was because on the 15th of August every year most of my family has a reunion BBQ to celebrate Saint Mary's day at Goliveno. The BBQ is at my uncles Cottage in Goliveno behind the lake (Busko Jezero) in Bosnia where my Dida grew up. This is the lake house that features at the start of the video below and is only an hour and half from the Bosnia border crossing North of split.


    This is the house where my Dida grew up and you can see unfortunately it is just an unstable shell now. This damage was actually caused when the lake was damned and decided to flood. 





    The Beric family has a number of other cottages further up the hill behind the lake. At these cottages we Beric's are stockpiling vast amounts of fruit trees, bee's and vegetables gardens. When we arrived at BBQ I was greeted by my Dida's two Brothers, Ante and Pere. This was a very special day for me which I will never forget. 








    Livno - Bosnia

    Next we went to Livno and stayed with Ante and Unka.


     We were lucky enough to have my little 11 year old cousin Marina as our personal tour guide. 


    Marina showed the three of us around all of Livno and took us to a museum.








    Marina is a Monkey and is some sort of genius child that has been teaching herself Enlgish. She is practically fluent and was literally performing as our translator alot of the time during our visit. This was useful as many of the older generations in Croatia do not speak English that well. All of the younger punk ass hooligans learn it in Highschool though so it makes travelling easy.

    Marina is aspiring to be a judge one day and be as cool as my Brother Andrew. We owed Marina for all the translating so we scared the crap out of her by taking her on an adventure across a highly unstable wood plank above a river. There was potential rock climbing to be developed on the other side of the water you see..


    Marina took us to gather water from a mysterious pipe coming out of a wall in the middle of a field. We figured it couldn't be any worse than the airport bathroom water nomad has been drinking at all the major cities we have  been to this year.



    Marina's dog tried to kill Steve and then turned on Nomad.


    More of my lovely family was visiting from Switzerland, we literally bumped into them in the street..



    I got done by another hot photos bomber, I don't know why this keeps happening to me :S



    Tomislavgrad

    After Livno we went to stay with my Cousin's Mario, Ivana and Ivan in Tomislavgrad. This was where the madness began!












    Ivana and Mario led us on all sorts of wacked out adventures. Mario was not the best at English but he tried, of Course he speaks way better English than I do Croatian. Mario added the word spadge to his limited English vocabulary repertoire..

    "Spadge.. we go to Cafe bar to meet girls.."

    This is how alot of our adventures began. They all involved some vague meeting arrangement at a Cafe bar co-ordinated by Mario. He didn't actually know what he was saying or planning half the time and often answered yes to critical questions if he didn't understand them...

    Beric: Mario what time are we meeting your friends?

    Mario: Yees

    Beric: "Mario, is this the right highway we are driving on? where is this cafe?"

    Mario: <no comprehension> "yes.... spadge.."

    30 minutes later

    Ivana: WHY DID YOU LISTEN TO MARIO, THIS IS NOT THE WAY!!!

    Mario: NO, NO, YOU NO LISTEN TO MY SISTER, YOU LISTEN TO ME < followed by large amusing amounts of sibling bickering in Croatian >

    Ivan didn't have much to say but when you did something right he would give a quick approving nod. Steve and I worked hard to get that nod.


    Mario is only 15, but you can drink and go clubbing from whatever age you want in Tomislavgrad. Tomislavgrad is a very small village town with lots of other even smaller villages nearby. On weekends people come from all over the countryside and squash into the several 'Cafe bars' or clubs as we call them in Australia. 




    Mario's favourite place to take us was a Disco Tech club called 'Bubbles' and 'Rock Cafe'. In Bubbles some 300 crazy teenagers squash into the building, there's lasers flying everywhere, the music is pumping extremely loud at like 150db (NO JOKE) and everyone is smoking cigarettes. You can't move, hear anything, talk to one another or breath normally given all the smoke. There's no dance floor really, just a bunch of people going deaf and smiling at each other. It was a bizarre social event but we did meet alot of Rad people and Rafiki became uber famous in the village.






    Ivana is one of the most amusing people Steve and I have ever met. We discovered quickly that Ivana's sense of humour has tipping point. If you do something funny enough that pushes her over this point she becomes completely out of control! It is hysterical. Her body goes completely limp in an instant. she literally collapses on the ground giggling and can longer speak. We had to be careful near windows and tables with sharp corners.






    I taught Ivana to drive during our visit :) She picked it up very well except for hill starts. I had her trying over and over to do a hill start for about 10 minutes. I didn't realise but she was trying to do the hill start in 3rd gear the whole time. So that explained everything. Sorry, my mistake Ivana! When she changed into 1st to do the hill start she was so used to revving the crap out of the car that we did a burn out all the way up the hill and nearly crashed off the road. Good times!


    Speaking of cars, Ivana's father is the king 4wd of Bosnia. He scared the crap out of me driving his beast up an insanely loose and steep dirt track.


    We also went exploring for new rock With Mario, Ivana and Ivan. We trekked into some glorious remote Bosnian jungle. 




    There was a waterfall and a dense amount of stinging trees in one spot. 


    Steve and I had to take it like men and get stung all over our legs while carrying Ivan and Ivana on our backs. This is something I can imagine Lee and Sam doing. Nothing stops us Aussie's when we are looking for cliffs..

    Ivana's mother Maria and her father treated us to a glorious grill (BBQ) in the woods!











    Kastela

    Next we drove to Kastela near Split to stay with my Dida's other brother Kresimir. The road he lives on is very long and there were no house numbers displayed so we spent a good half hour driving up and down the street trying to find his house. Then Steve and I both looked at each other and said at the same time "HOLY CRAP, I SWEAR THAT WAS DIDA WAS STANDING ON THE SIDE ROAD BACK THERE". We stopped immediately, of course it was his very close look alike, Kresimir!


     


    As with our stays with all my relatives, Kresimir and his wife Mira took great care of us! We were feed copious amounts of good food also, more food than you can ever imagine!


    His son Kristijan took us on drinking mission in the park, similar arrangement to Dean Street. My smaller camera broke a few days before this so unfortunety I have no shots.


    We also met Boris's new beautiful baby and wife! By the way, it turns out all of you have been calling me the wrong name for the last 24 years, I was reminded on a number of occasions by my family that Beric is actually pronounced with a CH i.e. BeriCH.

    Near Kresimirs we did some climbing at Markezina.


    Hvar Island

    At Markezina we met two cool climbers named Jadran and Branko, the Croart Hoolagans.


    These guys were nutbags and organised for us to go to Hvar Island with them for the weekend and do some climbing and deep water soloing. they rang some contacts with a 4wd and a boat on the island. Hvar Island is just off the coast of Split so we caught the ferry to the island. When we arrived a shifty character picked us up and took us for a drive along the coast of the Island on an extremely high and narrow dirt road. We encountered a couple of cars we had to get past and this was uber dodgy given the steep drop off. The view was specky though!






    While we were there we met two kick ass Hungarian girls called Zofia and Zsuzsanna..







    This is the semi cave semi house majangie we stayed in for the night.







    The rock climbing on the Island was world class, the DWS isn't that well developed yet but there's tonnes of potential.






    To get back to the mainland the next day Jadran's crazy friend picked up in a fancy boat. We stopped in one of the beautiful bays and had watermelon, cheese and beer for dinner.


    Jadran liked hanging off the boat, he didn't give crap that we were going 40 miles an hour in the dark.. Hooligan!

    Soline

    Next we stayed with Dida's brother Pere in Soline. Below is Pere, his son Josip and myself.




     
    Ante and Unka have a house next door and came to stay, they brought Marina, Mario and Ivana to stay also.  All us cousins had a great time, we went bowling and to the movies to see Harry Potter 3D. My brother Andy and I will marry Harmione one day..


    We got the cousins climbing at Marjan.






    Josip was first up.


    Then Mario the 'Italian man'

    Followed by Ivana. She was a natural climber. She was the first one to make it to the top of the cliff much to Mario's disgust.. she cruised up with no trouble.


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