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Holy relics from Alaska, USA, to Vidin, Bulgaria
The holy relics of the reverend Saint Herman of Alaska, Miraculous of All America, embedded in an icon of the Reverend, were brought and donated to the Vidin Diocese by His Eminence David, Bishop of Sitka and Alaska. The donation is made in an expression of the brotherly love in Christ, which His Eminence has to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and specifically to the Vidin Diocese.
The precious shrines were welcomed by His Eminence Metropolitan Vidin, bishop Daniil, clerics and laymen from the diocese yesterday - in Montana, and today - in Vidin.
Saint German came to America as part of the Russian Orthodox Mission in Alaska in 1794. He lived there until his death for more than four decades, mentoring local people and Alaska-living Russians in words and deeds. He leads an extremely ascetic and modest life.
In order to arrive in Bulgaria, the icon with his face and a piece of his holy relics traveled over 10,000 kilometers.
Bishop David heads the dioceses of the Orthodox Church in America in Sitka and Alaska.
Beijing is in partnership with Kazanlak
The interest for twinning between the capital of the People's Republic of China and the Municipality of Kazanlak was announced today during a meeting in the Bulgarian city, the press center of the Kazanlak municipality announced. The meeting was attended by representatives of the municipal leadership, local business, cultural institutes and representatives of a Chinese delegation headed by Prime Minister Li Keqiang. The Prime Minister of China is part of the official Chinese delegation, which is in Bulgaria for the Seventh Summit "16 +1".
Chinese guests were welcomed by Deputy Mayor Daniela Koeva who thanked for the interest in Kazanlak: "Our town is the center of the Rose Valley and it is really an interesting and beautiful city." During the friendly meeting, the high-ranking guests from China were acquainted with the cultural the historical heritage of the Valley of Roses and Thracian kings, with the traditional regional rose production.
For their part, foreign visitors presented their business. They stated that the purpose of their visit was to study the possibilities for advertising and realization of their production and respectively - advertising and realization of Bulgarian goods, within the format "16+ 1". "Today we are making a first step in joint business development. We are grateful that Kazanlak opened its doors for us! ", Said of the Chinese delegation.
This is the second Chinese city, after Jinan, who will partner with the Bulgarian city.
Youth eco patrols in Kazanlak
The work of the first municipal eco patrols by girls and boys from the Kazanlak schools was launched today, the Press Center of Kazanlak Municipality announced. At the meeting with the children and their parents, on the initiative of the Mayor of Kazanlak, Galina Stoyanova, were presented the main directions for their forthcoming work, namely: - observation of the preservation of the favorite places for recreation of the kazanlacians, improvement and cleaning of interblock spaces and gardens, of municipal property.
"The city is constantly getting marvelous and we need your help in order to preserve the created in recent years!", Deputy Mayor of Humanitarian Policies of the Municipality of Kazanluk Tzvetolina Tsvetkova addressed the students.
Twelve are girls and boys aged 15 to 29 with distinctive signs for Youth Municipal Patrol (MOP). By the end of September, they will support (against payment) the efforts of the Municipality of Kazanlak to protect municipal property and its management - mainly in the eastern and western areas of the city, where new recreation areas are built, as well as the Rosarium and the "Tulbeto". In their work the youth eco patrols will be supported by the security company, which is working with Kazanlak Municipality. Today, children received basic instructions for communicating with offenders and security guards.
The Mayor of Kazanlak greeted his young summer colleagues:“We rely on you to help us to teach the citizens of Kazanlak that no one is obliged, because everything is created by us with our money and then it must be maintained. Caring for the environment in which we live is a concern for each of us.”
"Smile to Nature to Smile at You!" Is this year's motto of the first eco patrols in Kazanlak.
Danube Day 2018
Danube Day events encourage people to look beyond their national boundaries and consider the multitude of peoples living in the Danube Basin. Across the region, governmental, non-governmental and private sector organisations are working together to make the 15th Danube Day the best yet.
Today, June the 29th, the 14 countries of the Danube Basin jointly celebrate one of Europe's greatestriver systems and the people and wildlife that rely on it. These countries are Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine.
Danube Day 2018 is a celebration of cleaner, safer rivers following 24 years of ground-breaking international cooperation. Riverside festivals, public meetings and fun, educational events pay tribute to the Danube rivers, their peoples and the progress being made.
Throughout this week there were in Budapest and in Mosty u Jablunkova in the Czech Republic; and community festivities in Županja, Croatia, and Baykal in Bulgaria. Yesterday was the turn of Bavaria to mark the day with activities that inspired the very youngest Danubites to care for their rivers. Such events strengthen our "Danube solidarity": in spite of different cultures and histories, we have a shared desire and responsibility to protect our precious resource.
How people use, enjoy and cooperate over their rivers will be directly affected by the events of Danube Day 2018. There's still time to join in and help make the decisions that affect your river.
Future "ministers" have completed their training
He finished the five-day practical project management course with students from the 9th to 11th grade of “Ekzarh Antim First” Higher School of Mathematics in Vidin. The training was conducted under the leadership of the project managers "Young project manager in the cross-border region" Kaloyan Prokopiev and Maria Kondrova. The project (ROBG-146 with Code No 16.4.2.003) is co-funded by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria Program.
The 41 students were very happy to participate in the theoretical and especially in the practical part of the course with the help of lecturers Teodora Todorova and Magdalena Koutleva, exercising future roles of managers, ministers, prime ministers, directorsand others.
Many organizations use project management for its exceptional benefits. According to recent statistics, this is a fast growing profession and its demand will continue to increase in the future.
Bulgaria and Romania, as partner countries, have gained considerable experience in cross-border programs and project management has become one of the most important skills. Promoting the effectiveness of education and training is crucial in the context of the challenges posed by globalization, demographic change and rapid technological development. The labor market in the cross-border region is characterized by a lack of qualification for the working people and the education system is not related to the adequate needs of the business. The lack of well-trained medium-skilled human resources is the major challenge in both countries. A cross-border project could not solve these problems but could take action in this area to overcome such inconsistencies. Young people are the next generation of workers and it is our duty to prepare them to deal with the reality and demands of the labor market.
Leading partner in the project is the Association for Initiative and Support in Southeastern Romania - AISSER, and the Bulgarian partners are two organizations with rich experience in projects - Alternative for the Danube Association and Eurointegration Association.
The aim of the project is to support youth employment in the cross-border region by promoting the mobility and vocational training of young people as well as capacity building in the field of project management. The initiative will provide a unique opportunity for 375 high school students from Bulgaria and Romania to acquire professional skills and intercultural competences through a total of 15 trainings organized in the administrative districts of Vidin, Vratsa, Montana, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, Rousse, Silistra, Dobrich from Bulgaria and Mehedinti, Dolj, Olt, Teleorman, Giurgiu, Calaras and Constanta from Romania.
The project started building a web-based platform that will give young people information about institutions and organizations from the eligible region conducting internships.
The project is carried out with the assistance of the School Board of the "Exarch Antim First" - Vidin and personally the chairperson Lili Tsanova.
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