Međimurska song, a traditional tune of Međimurje, as an independent nomination, and The art of drywall construction (Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniques), as a multinational nomination (Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland), are inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity.The great news was confirmed yesterday at a meeting of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held in Port Louis, Mauritius.Međimurska song was entered in the Register of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Croatia in 2013. At the initiative of the holder, the expert recommendation of the Commission for Intangible Cultural Heritage and the decision of the Ministry of Culture, in 2016, preparations began for the preparation of a nomination for enrollment in the Representative List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The nomination was prepared in collaboration with experts: dr. Sc. Lidija Bajuk, Ph.D. Nailom Ceribašić, Ph.D. With the company Zebec and with the support of the local community and a number of institutions from the area of Međimurje County.Međimurska song it is an indispensable part of today’s traditional culture of Međimurje County and a favorite and recognizable musical-traditional sign of Croatian identity, which attracts attention beyond national borders. It consists of verses that are sung to the melody (I see), forming a song (song). According to the age of the verses and the metrical structure of the melody, the melodies can be grouped into older and newer melodies, and according to the form-style and motif-thematic features into epic and lyrical songs. This lively musical tradition is an important factor in social connection and part of family and friendly gatherings of Međimurje men and women.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”The art of drywall construction was entered in the Register of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Croatia in 2013. At the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016, an international initiative was launched to make a nomination to UNESCO so that the art of drywall construction could be inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The agreements began at an informative international meeting of experts in Nicosia (Cyprus – Nomination Coordinator) organized on 22 and 23 January 2016. There, decisions were made on the development of a joint multinational nomination and on further steps (timeline of activities). Along with the Ministry of Culture, Association 4 of the City of Dragodid has been confirmed as the main coordinator of the Republic of Croatia for the preparation of the nomination. The nomination was supported by numerous holders of this cultural property through letters of support.Drywall construction (“drywall”) is the art of making stone structures without the use of binders. In a narrower sense, it refers to masonry with crushed stone with minimal or no processing, and as a broader term it can also include the laying of stone paving and covering, then the construction of engineering structures with carved stone without the use of binders. A characteristic product of drywall construction is the so-called drywall (gromača, međa, mocira, mocir, masiera, redina, prizida, zid, mrtvi zid, mrtvi mir…), which appears in various forms along the entire area of the Adriatic-Dinaric karst and strongly characterizes its landscape, and other characteristic products are smaller buildings for various purposes.One of the goals of the intangible heritage inventory is to encourage the implementation of programs for the protection and preservation of various traditional knowledge and skills through workshops, educational and extracurricular programs, documentation, research, international cooperation and other activities. Of the three UNESCO lists of intangible heritage on the Representative List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity, the Republic of Croatia has so far inscribed 13 intangible assets (2009: Feast of St. Blaise from Dubrovnik, Annual carnival procession of bell ringers from Kastav, The art of making traditional children’s toys from Hrvatsko Zagorje , The procession of queens or lilies from Gorjani, Procession For the Cross from Hvar, Two voices of narrow intervals of Istria and the Croatian coast, Lacemaking in Croatia, 2010: Gingerbread from northern Croatia, Sinjska alka, 2011: Bećarac from eastern Croatia , 2012: Klapa singing, 2013: Mediterranean food as a multinational nomination).A total of 17 cultural assets on the UNESCO list The Republic of Croatia has inscribed a total of 17 cultural assets on the UNESCO lists, with these two newly inscribed elements.On the List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Preservation, the Republic of Croatia has one intangible asset – the musical expression ojkanje, and the third list, the UNESCO Register of Best Practices, includes the Ecomuseum “Ecomuseo” Batana “from Rovinj. By the end of 2018, more than 160 intangible cultural assets were entered in the Register of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Croatia, and a total of 17 of them were included in the UNESCO lists, with these two newly entered elements.
The Foreign Ministry said all 362 Indonesians aboard the ship had been in healthy condition. Among the figure, some 27 of them have returned to Indonesia because their work contracts had expired and they had filled out health alert cards stating their good health. As of Friday – more than a month since the coronavirus emerged from Wuhan city in China – the death toll from the virus has surpassed 2,200 with more than 70,000 cases of infection reported worldwide. Indonesian authorities still claim that the country has zero coronavirus infections on its soil so far, though at least five Indonesian nationals are reported to have contracted the virus abroad. Four Indonesian crew members aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship anchored off Japan’s coast have tested positive for the virus and are currently under treatment. Meanwhile, one Indonesian worker in Singapore, who was admitted to a hospital after contracting the virus, was discharged and declared healthy on Tuesday.Topics : “We have been informed that 334 Indonesian crew members have decided to continue working with the ship,” Judha said on Friday.Previously, the government confirmed that there had been 362 Indonesian crew members aboard the MS Westerdam when the vessel docked in the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville on Feb. 13 after being turned away by five countries on fears that passengers could be carrying the virus.[RA::Coronavirus: 362 Indonesians aboard Westerdam cruise ship healthy, minister says::https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/02/17/coronavirus-362-indonesians-aboard-westerdam-cruise-ship-healthy-minister-says.htmlConcerns over the coronavirus spreading from inside the cruise ship have been mounting after a 83-year-old American woman – who had been a passenger on the ship – tested positive for the virus upon landing in Malaysia from Cambodia on Feb. 14. More than 300 Indonesian crew members who remain aboard the MS Westerdam docked in Cambodia have decided to continue working with the cruise ship following the disembarkation of all passengers after they tested negative for China’s coronavirus.The Indonesian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday that Cambodian authorities had given clearance for passengers and crew members of the cruise ship to go onward with their own journey after a reexamination found that none of those abroad the vessel had contracted the virus.Foreign Ministry director for the protection of citizens and legal entities overseas Judha Nugraha said that the MS Westerdam was scheduled to continue cruising on Saturday.
Premier League clubs made no firms decisions on restarting the season at a meeting on Friday, but remain committed to doing so when government advice allows.‘Project Restart’ was top of the agenda in the latest conference call with behind-closed-doors matches in ‘approved’ stadiums or neutral venues discussed as well as how players can return to full training, and what will need to happen inside each training ground.A Premier League statement read:“At a meeting of Premier League Shareholders today, clubs discussed possible steps towards planning to resume the 2019/20 season, when it is safe and appropriate to do so.“It was reiterated that the thoughts of all are with those directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the Premier League’s priority is the health and safety of players, coaches, managers, club staff, supporters and the wider community.“The League and clubs are considering the first tentative moves forward and will only return to training and playing with Government guidance, under expert medical advice and after consultation with players and managers.“The League welcomed the creation of the Government medical working group for a return of elite sport, which met for the first time this morning.“No decisions were taken at today’s Shareholders’ meeting and clubs exchanged views on the information provided regarding Project Restart. It was agreed that the PFA, LMA, players and managers are key to this process and will be further consulted.“The clubs reconfirmed their commitment to finishing the 2019/20 season, maintaining integrity of the competition and welcomed the Government’s support.” Source: Sky Sports
Neymar scored his 43rd international goal and midfielder Willian set up two as Brazil beat France 3-1 on Thursday in Paris.For the South Americans, this was important to restore the country’s faith and to restore their credibility.It was France’s first defeat since last year’s World Cup, where they lost to Germany in the quarterfinals. Brazil remain unbeaten since hosting that tournament, where they lost 7-1 to Germany in a semifinal shocker and were humbled 3-0 by the Netherlands in the third-place match.”I’m trying to give the players confidence after the World Cup, and I’m trying to find a balance,” Brazil coach Dunga said. “We played well and played with speed. We kept our shape well, we were compact. We made some mistakes, but once we got our balance right we were able to win.”Neymar latched onto Willian’s clever pass behind the defence before rifling a quick and powerful shot into the roof of the net nearly an hour in. The fine finish was far removed from his sloppy shooting for Barcelona in Sunday’s clasico, where he squandered chances, including one from four metres out.After defender Raphael Varane headed France ahead in the 21st minute, midfielder Oscar equalised just before halftime with a crisp shot. With Brazil pouring forward, midfielder Luiz Gustavo made it 3-1 in the 69th minute when he headed in Willian’s corner.”It was a tough defeat. They punished us for our mistakes and they’re very quick up front,” France coach Didier Deschamps said. “We knew we were up against a good side. We need to be sharper, more efficient.”ELSEWHERE (Thursday)Seven time African champions Egypt gave their new coach a winning start as unanswered two goals saw them past Equatorial Guinea in Cairo.Radamel Falcao scored twice for Colombia as they went to Bahrain and won 6-0. Ivory Coast beat Angola 2-0 in Abidjan, with the African champions starting with 7 players who played in the final against Ghana.RESULTSThailand 2 – 0 SingaporeOman 6 – 0 MalaysiaJordan 0 – 1 SyriaMaldives 0 – 2 TajikistanQatar 1 – 0 AlgeriaEgypt 2 – 0 Equatorial GuineaIvory Coast 2 – 0 AngolaBahrain 0 – 6 ColombiaIran 2 – 0 ChileFrance 1 – 3 Brazil–
Yesterday morning in the Paraolympic village in Pyeongchang, along with the melody of the hymn, a flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) was raised.The ceremony was attended by four members of the BiH sports delegation, as well as the mayor of PyoengChang Ryu Seung Minu who warmly welcomed BH Paralympic team and exchanged gifts with chief of BH Paralympic Committee Osman Handzic.BH Paralympics Ilma Kazazic currently continues her training sessions and preparations for the formal opening of the 12th Winter Paralympics Games, that is scheduled on Friday at 20:00 local time (12:00 o’clock Central European Time).Ilma Kazazic will compete in slalom and veleslalom disciplines, and will also hold the BiH flag at the opening ceremony.(Photo:bhrt)