Zagreb Advent Run gathered more than 3000 participants

first_img “Zagreb Advent Run was created on the idea of ​​Advent gifts and socializing with loved ones during the holidays. Together with our partners from the company Run Croatia, we made something completely different – a cheerful pre-holiday gathering that has a noble note. ” said Mario Petrovic, CEO of Millennium Promotion and race organizer. Organized by Millennium Promotion and Run Croatia, runners ran through the center of Zagreb on two routes – 5 and 10 kilometers, and 5 kilometers were joined by walkers. As in previous years, the Zagreb Advent Run, in line with the holiday spirit of giving, also had a humanitarian note. This year’s goal was to raise awareness of the importance of year-round responsible behavior in the sun, and part of the proceeds from the race registration fees this year will be donated to the association Healthy under the Sun.  The fastest male runner was Sylvia Thomas, and he ran 5 kilometers in 15:14. In the women’s competition, the winner was Tea Faber, who ran the same route in 18:10. The fastest time at 10 kilometers – 32:57 was Blaž Car Pavlić. Among the runners, the fastest was Mirjana Šimek Bilić with a time of 38:24. Vjekoslav Klarić was the fastest Nordic walker who crossed the route in 30:25, while Marija Žinić had the best time – 35:02 in the women’s competition. Zagreb Advent Run is the only sporting event within the Advent event in Zagreb, as well as an extension of the event that creates great added value.  On Sunday morning, the holiday-decorated center of Zagreb became even more colorful for over 3000 red caps, or more precisely 3150 runners from as many as 34 countries, who were attracted by the Zagreb Advent Run for the fourth time. Melanoma, one of the most aggressive tumors, affects more than two people in Croatia every day. Therefore, it is imperative to encourage citizens to act conscientiously and preventively when it comes to skin health because, despite modern advances in treatment, prevention and early detection of the disease is still crucial for positive prognosis of treatment and thus the lives of patients. Thus, the city of Zagreb has positioned itself as a destination with one of the largest Advent races in this part of Europe, and it is interesting that the race is the only sporting event within the Zagreb Advent.  Considering the number of participants and the visibility of the race, the Zagreb Advent Run is well on its way to becoming one of the most massive races in Europe. Thus, ZAR contributes to the visibility and promotion of the entire Zagreb Advent.  “Zagreb Advent Run is a great motive for many tourists to come to Zagreb and create some beautiful, new memories. Over 3150 runners from as many as 34 countries have registered, and we are especially pleased to register from overseas countries. “, said Berislav Sokač, founder of Run Croatia and organizer of the race. ZDR is another proof of how running can be and is certainly one of the motives for coming, as well as a great tool on how to extend the tourist season. The goal of the donation is for the association to cover the costs of organizing free preventive examinations in areas where there is a deficit of dermatologists. Also, all runners could apply for free preventive moles examinations, where prevention was directly affected. Photo: PRlast_img read more

US convention season set to begin, with (virtual) spotlight on Biden

first_imgAs Democrats on Monday open an unprecedented virtual convention, the party’s disparate factions are projecting a united front behind Joe Biden, brought together by their common determination to oust Donald Trump in November’s election.”It is absolutely imperative that Donald Trump be defeated,” Bernie Sanders, a former Biden rival and a keynote speaker on the event’s opening night, said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” Adding to the drama, the four-day convention — originally planned for the Midwestern city of Milwaukee but forced online by the COVID-19 pandemic — takes place amid a furor over Trump’s efforts to limit mail-in voting.The president, insisting without proof that mail-in voting fosters fraud, has threatened to block extra funding that Democrats say is urgently needed to allow the US Postal Service to process millions of ballots.In normal election years, nominating conventions are a raucous scene, attended by tens of thousands of party faithful and designed to inspire the party’s base and lure independents and the undecided.Democrats had picked Milwaukee for its location in the important swing state of Wisconsin. The city had spent millions in preparation. But planners have been struggling to find virtual replacements for the usual roaring applause, circus-like atmosphere and balloon drops.Viewers are expected to be treated to live feeds from several Democratic “watch parties,” some even live-streamed from drive-in theaters or featuring erstwhile Biden rivals like Senator Amy Klobuchar.The experimental format will allow speakers to address American voters unfiltered — largely shorn of the usual overwrought stagecraft and screaming delegates.Or, some fear, it could make for a more boring show.Biden enters the convention with significant but tightening poll leads over Trump and amid signs that his history-making pick of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate — the first woman of color on a major party’s presidential ticket — is widely popular among Democrats.Harris, a former prosecutor and the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, has been promoted by Biden as the “American Dream” incarnate. At 55, she brings relatively youthful energy to bolster the 77-year-old Biden.Democrats hope keynote speakers across four evenings will draw viewers to the prime-time slot that networks have committed to airing.Monday’s top speakers will be Sanders, a leader of the party’s progressive wing, and widely admired former first lady Michelle Obama. Tuesday will see former president Bill Clinton and Jill Biden, the nominee’s wife.On Wednesday, former president Barack Obama will speak, and Harris will have her moment in the spotlight before the convention culminates Thursday when Biden formally accepts the Democratic nomination and delivers his acceptance speech — via videolink from his home state of Delaware.”If I’m elected president, I will always choose to unite rather than divide. I’ll take responsibility instead of blaming others,” Biden tweeted Sunday.The convention has been overshadowed by a coronavirus pandemic that has now killed 170,019 Americans.Another event that threatens to steal the show is a last-minute Trump campaign tour.The incumbent president kicks off his cross-country tour Monday in the battleground states of Wisconsin and Minnesota and ends on Thursday, the biggest moment in Biden’s political life, with a speech next to Scranton, Pennsylvania — the blue collar town where Biden grew up and which he still refers to as his spiritual home.With the nation’s economy shedding millions of jobs, Biden will tout his $700 billion “Build Back Better” plan to invest in new technologies and create some five million jobs, an aggressive challenge to Trump.In a move to soothe raw feelings over a rough Democratic primary season, progressives were given considerable voice in drafting the platform.And in a nod to inclusivity, former Ohio governor John Kasich — a moderate Republican — has been given a speaking spot Monday.What remains a mystery is how Americans will react to the most unconventional of political conventions.”I think it will inspire people,” Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez told MSNBC Sunday, highlighting the “ordinary Americans” who will also take the virtual stage — including a frontline paramedic in Florida — and present a contrast to Trump’s divisive politics.”This is not simply a convention for Democrats. This is a convention for everyone who craves human decency, who craves competence,” Perez added.Judging by history, Democrats will get at least a slight bounce from the convention — and Republicans can expect the same after their virtual event, beginning next Monday.But whether history is an accurate guide is unclear.”We really don’t know whether this sort of ‘non-convention,’ or virtual convention plus a speech, will have anything like the kind of short-term impacts that we’ve seen in previous elections,” said Charles Franklin, a Marquette University professor and pollster.Topics :last_img read more

Rivaldo scoffs at Inter Milan rumours for Messi

first_img But Rivaldo told Betfair: “I think he has no reason to leave Spain, but if it does happen one day, he could sign for a club in China or MLS, but only when he ceases to be so decisive for him. read also:Messi slams Barcelona exit rumours as ‘fake news’ “Even if a transfer to Inter could be financially encouraging for the player, I suspect that it would not be enough to convince him and I think it sounds more like propaganda from the president of Inter than a real possibility on the next transfer market.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Inter Milan identities have talked up the prospect this week, including former president Massimo Moratti.Advertisement Loading… Barcelona great, Rivaldo, has dismissed claims of Lionel Messi planning to leave this summer. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsKendall Jenner’s Photos Have Never Looked This Good!Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOOnly Those Who Live In 1980s Know What It Islast_img read more