This year Kazakhstan is celebrating its 25th anniversary as an independent nation. Over the years, Kazakhstan has demonstrated its commitment to multilateralism, global peace-building, security and development, as well as its efficiency as an impartial honest broker working for the common benefit. At the initiative of its founding President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the country has launched meaningful international processes, including the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) and the triennial Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. It has also chaired key organisations such as the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and has been busy promoting valuable global and regional initiatives such as the establishment of a world free from nuclear weapons and the Eurasian Economic Union.In just over two decades, Kazakhstan has managed to become an economic and geopolitical success story.
Kazakhstan är ett stort land – nästan lika stort som hela Västeuropa – vilket gör det till världens nionde största land till arealen, alltså sex gånger större än Sverige. Kazakhstan ligger i mellersta Asien och består till stora delar av stäpp. I landet ligger tre stora saltvattensjöar: Aralsjön, Kaspiska havet och Balchasjsjön – som ligger helt eller delvis i Kazakhstan.
Landskapet har mycket omväxlande vegetation och sträcker sig från de bergiga och tätbefolkade områden i öster till det glest befolkade låglandet i väst. Klimatet är sibiriskt – vilket innebär mycket varma somrar och mycket kalla vintrar – och terrängen består mestadels av stora, tomma stäppområden. Dess breder i huvudsak ut sig över den mellersta delen av landet medan de bördigaste jordarna finns i de södra delarna av landet. Kazakhstan är fortfarande mycket glest befolkat med en total folkmängd på dryga 16 miljoner invånare.
25-års mottagning hos Kazakhstans ambassadör i Sverige den 31 Augusti, 2017
Stockholm Fashion Week SS18 – Fashion shows…
Stockholms Auktionsverk Fashion Vintage
For the secord time in history an exclusive vintage collection was shown during an official Fashion Week. Stockholms Auktionsverk, world’s oldest auction house, chose to present the collection. With highlights from upcoming auction contemporary looks from Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Hermès, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Céline, Balenciaga, Valentino amongst others
They first met in the late 80’s at legendary Swedish fashion brand and retail stores Gul & Blå. Each recognizing in the other a passion for style rather than fashion. They went their separate ways, spending the next two decades learning the business and honing their talents before finally bumping into each other at exactly the right time, in exactly the right place.
Naim Josefi is a fashion company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Since his first collection in 2010, Naim Josefi has become a well known name in the fashion industry and media, both in Sweden and international. With an eye for fashion forward design and sophisticated tailoring combined with high technology, he has received several prestigious awards. Naim Josefi grew up in a retailer’s family business and, after working as a tailor at bespoke studios, in theater and for Swedish couture designers, he studied fashion design at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm. While studying, he started getting international attention for his work. British Design Museum nominated him for the “Designer of the year” award alongside Lanvin, Jil Sander and Comme Des Garçons and his innovative 3D printed shoes were chosen by the Victoria and Albert Museum to be featured in an exhibition showcasing up-and-coming designers. Naim Josefi is also the winner of the TV-show Project Runway Sweden and has been commissioned several design collaborations with companies like Lindex, Nelly, Happy Socks, Swedish Steel and Ljungbergs Factory.
De flesta känner säkert igen honom som vinnaren av Project Runway 2012.
Då var han redan en erfaren skräddare och skicklig designer.
Naim Josefi har sedan dess signerat outfits till
celebriteter som Lady Gaga och Tove Lo.
Tidigare i år har hans klänningar med paljetter av svenskt stål, väckt stor uppmärksamhet och synts både i vetenskapsmagasin och på Oscarsgalan.
På onsdag kväll 30/8 visades METAMORPHOSIS, Naim Josefi´s vår/sommar kollektion för 2018, på Grand Hotel i Stockholm.
En kollektion inspirerad av naturvetenskapen, larvens förvandling till fjäril och kostymens väg till klänning. Genom ett unikt samarbete kommer några modeller att vara tillgängliga, i begränsad upplaga, på MUSA Viktoriagatan 11 redan på torsdag 31/8 mellan kl 16-20.
On the occasion of the 8th World Water Forum, to be hosted by Brazil in 2018, and the first participation of Brazil at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) contest, held during the World Water Week, the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Stockholm International Water Institute, the Brazilian Water Resources Association (ABRH) and the Brazilian Youth Parliament for Water (PNJA), has the honor to invite us to an evening at the company of:
|DATE: Monday, August 28th, 2017.TIME: 16:30 – 20:00 (The program will start without delay at 17:00 strictly)|
Marcos Pinta Gama, Ambassador of Brazil;
Paulo Câmara, Representative of the Secretary of Government of Brazil;
Ricardo Medeiros de Andrade, Executive Director of the 8th World Water Forum and Director of Brazilian Water Agency (ANA);
Ania Andersch, Executive Director of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize;
Brazilian SJWP team, composed by Beatriz Ruscetto, Matheus Silva and Gabriel Trindade;
Paulo Salles, Co-Chair, 8th World Water Forum and President of the Federal District’s Water, Energy and Sanitation Regulatory Agency (Adasa);
Reine Lindholm, Market Manager at Xylem Water Solutions Sweden;
Jorge Werneck Lima, Vice President of the Brazilian Water Resources Association and researcher at Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa);
Ana Carolina Deveza, Manager of SJWP Brazil and representative of the Brazilian Youth Parliament for Water;
8th World Water Forum, Brasilia 2018
The World Water Forum is the world’s biggest water-related event and is organized by the World Water Council. Its mission is “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life”.
Stockholm Junior Water Prize
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP), which has Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden as its Patron, gathers imaginative young minds from all over the world, encouraging their continued interest in water and sustainability issues. The competition draws more than 10,000 entries from over 30 countries.
On June 6, 2017, the final ceremony of the first Brazilian contest for the SJWP took place in São Paulo. The initiative was organized by the National Youth Parliament for Water and the Brazilian Water Resources Association.
At this first edition, projects were received from all regions of Brazil and five of them were selected to participate in the final stage. The winning project was the STAC-IBR: Solution for the treatment of water on cisterns installed in Brazil. The winning team, composed by Beatriz Ruscetto, Matheus Silva and Gabriel Trindade, will represent Brazil in the international final of the SJWP during the 26th edition of the World Water Week Stockholm, which runs from 27th August to 1st September 2017, the world’s leading event on hydric matters.
The northeast of Brazil is characterized by a semi-arid climate and chronic drought. Public policies have stimulated domestic use of cisterns to store water. However, the quality of collected water can be a threat to people’s health, due to exposure to contaminants. This project developed a device, with low-cost material, to generate chlorine by an electrolysis process from a saline solution. The energy may come from a photovoltaic panel, which makes it an autonomous equipment to perform water treatment. Lab tests affirmed the prototype’s efficiency against cistern’s water contamination.
Jerson Kelman – Sabesp
Vladimir Caramori – ABRH
Mônica Porto – USP
Ágatha Tommasi – WYPW
Álvaro Diogo Teixeira – JPS/ABES
Suraya Damas de Oliveira Modaelli – DAEE
Nišville Jazz Festival – Brand Art Music
The International Nisville jazz festival is the largest and most-visited jazz festival in Southeastern Europe. The festival is the offical cultural event of the City of Nis (since 2005) and also “the festival of national value”, according to the rankings by Serbian Ministry of Culture in 2010. The importance of the festival was also recognized by Serbian Ministry of Trade and Services, Serbian Chamber of Commerce, as Nisville festival was the winner of the award “The best from Serbia” in 2011. The Tourist Organization of Serbia includes Nišville as its official offer in tourist fairs throughout Europe. In the European Union magazine “New Europe”, published in Brussels, the festival has been reviewed as the “European face of Serbia”.
Since the first edition of the festival in 1995, Nisville has been promoting the multiculturism as the inevitable characteristic of the contemporary jazz music. The festival’s concept is based on presenting the ‘traditional’ jazz forms together with their fusion with the world music tradition, with the emphasis on the music from the Balkans. One of the most famous jazz magazines, the American ‘Downbeat’ values Nisville as the important musical event as the promotion of both the traditional Balkan music and American jazz heritage. According to the magazine, Nisville speciality is the popularizing the blend of the two.
Nišville jаzz festivаl is a public manifestation of Niš, and with a decision of Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia is marked as an event of ”National Importance”. Nišville also gets award ” Best from Serbia” in 2011. Also, Nišville got award ” Tourist Flower ” as the best manifestation in Niš.
Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer is going to perform with her band at this year Nisville festival. Candy Dulfer is known around the world for her powerful and highenergy concerts. She collaborates with the biggest artists, performs with her own band across the world in sold-out clubs and on the largest festival stages, received a Grammy Award nomination for her debut album ‘Saxuality’, sold over 2.5 million albums worldwide since, and has had several number 1 hits in the USA.
She rose to fame with high profile collaborations with Dave Stewart (‘Lily was here’) and Prince. With Prince she performed at Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, played dozens of shows in the USA and all over Europe, and recorded on several of his albums. Together with Prince and Beyoncé she performed at the Grammy Awards ceremony.
Grammy winner Patti Austin is going to perform at Nisville 207 opening day – August 10th , exactly at her 67 birthday. The performance will be a tribute to the great Ella Fizgerald because next year marks 100 years since the birth of the great jazz singer.
Patti Austin crosses all musical genres, has made 17 solo albums, and has performed her award-nominated hit songs on the GRAMMYS® and the Oscars. As a performer, songwriter and vocalist she has had a star-studded career that began at the age of four, making her one of the most beloved artists over the world and a mainstay on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts.
Her most recent release, Avant-Gershwin, won Austin the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. As with 2002’s GRAMMY®-nominated homage to Ella Fitzgerald For Ella, Patti worked her magic again with the WDR Big Band on Avant-Gershwin.
A new high water mark for Patti, Avant-Gershwin finds her re-imagining George Gershwin’s complex and fascinating body of work. “You can judge a brilliant piece of music by how you can bend and stretch it,“ said Austin. “I always believed George Gershwin to be avant-garde so I wanted to challenge myself and rework everything melodically and lyrically.” She created unique and personal interpretations with arranger Michael Abene (Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, B.B. King), aiming for an operatic but contemporary feeling. Quincy Jones has already said of the album ” ‘Avant-Gershwin’ is a Triumph. Listen Up!”
The ambitious “Overture/Gershwin Medley” leads off the album with a rousing fanfare, bridging together several Gershwin classics and immediately riveting the listener. For “Porgy & Bess,” Austin leaves behind some of the misogynistic messages and portrays a strong female role. She creates “Swanee” in the image of a jazz song, with a hard shuffle. Austin also replaces the conspicuously racist word “mammy” with the word “momma.” The singer follows Ella Fitzgerald’s lead on “Lady Be Good,” making it a rollicking, up-tempo ride. The resulting album is a work that goes beyond the “American Songbook,” into Austin’s bold and profound vision.
As if all of the above wasn’t enough, Patti has teamed up to with the WDR Big Band yet again to record an amazing and innovative tribute to Duke Ellington, now set for release in 2013! Her pop R & B offering entitled “Sound Advice” which has received critical acclaim and continues to amaze audiences in performances. Patti continues to demonstrate her dedication to social issues and the importance of mentoring those in need of inspiring life lessons. (all of us!). When asked to co create an organization dedicated to mentoring, she said “Of course” and the “Over My Shoulder” mentoring foundation was born.(www.Overmyshoulderfoundation.org).
How to Get to Nišville…
Over 100 Artists performing on 10 stages…
Patti Austin (USA), Csaba Toth Bagi Balkan Union ft. Mike Stern (SRB/USA), Vasil Hadžimanov Band & Bisera Veletanlić (SRB), Tony Momrelle Band (GBR), Nisville Tango Big Bang Project (ARG/SRB), Rock Symphonny (MAK), Alpha Blondy (CIV/FRA), Al Foster Quintet (USA), Nik West (USA), Kamelia Todorova & JP3 Jivko Petrov Trio (BGR), Maks Kočetov Band (SRB/UKR), Tom Harrell Trip (USA), Darko Rundek & Apocalypso Now (HRV/FRA), Festen (FRA), Big Band verillaz (SVN), Frederik Köster – Die Verwandlung (DEU), Visions of a Nomad (AUS), Candy Dulfer (NLD), Rambo Amadeus (SRB), The Tbilisi Big Band (GEO), Very Naiss ft. Ivan Kurtić (SRB), E-Play (SRB), Silent Blast (LTU), Maestro (NLD), DJ Ceka (SRB) – Tony Momrelle (GBR) Live PA, Master Flow (SRB), Rainer Truby (DEU), Funky Junkie (SRB), DJ Amir – BBE/180 Proof/NYC (USA), Ashley Beedle (GBR), Angel Funkusion (BGR), Peppe (SRB), The Jazz Pit (IRL), DJ Loptica (SRB), Chvare (Mak), Esma’s Band Next Generation (MAK), Jazzotheria Band (SRB), Pasivni Posmatrači Prirore (SRB), Marko Luis (SRB), Muhi Tahiri & Friends (SUI), Lilly of the West (BGR), Artie Roth Quartet (CAN), Tim Group, Gravy Tune, Bullet For A Badman, Srdjan Japan & Richard III, Creativo String Quartet, Jazz Flood, Cassidy’s Brewery, Jazz Addicts, Tune, Arnold Layne & Alhemija, Špajz, Pata Negra, Uroš Spasojević Projekat, Blues Lady, Pilot Blues Band, Kolege, The Gamblers, Di Luna Blues Band, Tobacco Blues Band The Sons, Petting Blues Band, MT Blues Banda, Dixieland Band Cakovec (HRV) Dexter, Slide Ride, Sinobusi, Prljave Sestre, Epicoustic, Jevrem Cosic Trio, Strangers from South, Art Centar – Nis, Monsegur Jazz Band (FRA), The Irish Clovers, Free Fours, Aga Derlak Trio (POL), Nikicic – Cvetkovic Quintet, Katarina Kochetova Trio, Nevena Pejcic Kvintet, Bas I Stega, Ruke, Kezz, and many more…
Welcome to Nis in Serbia for the Nisville Jazz Festival 9th of August 2018 – 22th of Augusti 2018.
Located on the first floor (but soon to be moved down to the groundfloor) of the Courtyard by Marriott Belgrade City Center hotel, Credo Restaurant and bar is the ideal location to enjoy enticing food and beverage offerings, along with the most beautiful view of the heart of Belgrade, the main Republic Square.
Urban Kitchen – Credo Restaurant and Bar represents a refreshing culinary offer among others in the city, in addition to a new sensory experience with a unique blend of flavors. Quality without compromise – choosing only the freshest items daily, in order to retain the authentic tastes created by the chefs who worked and studied in Denmark and Switzerland. Chefcook Nedan Jovanović, serving a 7 course tasting menu, specially order by Restaurant Manager Duško Kostadinoski. This 7 course tasting menu and gastronomic tour lised below will be availabe to order on the menu from September 2017. It present a unique combination of flavors and cooking techniques, that is the modern way of preparing and cooking Serbian food.
Foie Gras with hazelnut and pomegranate – Prosecco Barocco
Salomon with cucumber juice – Rosseto Kovacevic
Squid in brown butter and pickled leek – Bouchard Blanc de Blancs
Homemade tortellini with celery and walnut – Tamnjanika Spasic
Bread and butter serving
Mangulitza pork ribs with sweet potato crème and salted peanuts – PI Sapat (8 hours cooked)
Plums infused with lime juice & White chocolate cream with camomile and berries – Beefeater Nikola’s signature cocktail
Petite four & Madlene with honey butter from Homolje and b-polen
Coffe and tea service with Myntha from the local garden
The Credo team paid attention to the needs of its guests, and added Business Lunch menus, a large selection of coffee drinks, deserts, and Aperitivo Bar. The bar menu allows you to choose from delicious appetizers or excellent main dishes, while enjoying the ambiance of our modern bar, great music, and art selection from the art contest ‘Reflections.’ Credo is a place not to be missed when you visit Belgrade.
Discover modern style at The Courtyard Belgrade City Centre, Serbia hotel
What a great place in the heart of the city with modern interior, outstanding nice offer of Kabinet craft beers both to drink inside, and for takeaway (different prices). Very much relaxed atmosphere during the day, and with the finest Belgrade’s DJ’s on the weekend nights. Very friendly and helpful staff. Food varies from bar food to healthy salads and extraordinary pasta variations. Do not miss this place, and don’t forget to try the Kabinet beer. Highly recommended.
The wines that we represent are from the Župa family, a small pit of water from the north slopes of Goč, from the south of Kopaonik, and from the west the protector of Župa Željina.
The wine you drink in itself carries the story of the earth from which the vines, the sun that pours the grains, the climate that gives it the smell and the hand of the man who gives it a taste.
The production of grape and wine began with the arrival of the Romans to these parts, and the first Serbian testimonies about the production of wines in Župa are in the Charter of Stefan Nemanja from the 12th century, in which the parish basements and vineyards are donated to Studenica monastery.