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Platte River Cruise Events gets to a hot start

Platte River Cruise Events gets to a hot start

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -Platte River Cruise Weekend events officially got under way on Friday. This is a weekend where cars of all makes and models get a chance to be on display and to be glorified by car lovers.

The weekend kicked off with the Freestyle Burnout, where cars in a stationary position spun their wheels, causing friction on the tires which heat up and cause smoke.

“Everybody likes the burnout contest, its a lot of fun and there’s a lot of excitement as well,” said Rob Coppa, founder of the Platte River Cruise Events.

Saturday is day two of the weekend events and starts with the opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m. at the Canteen District. The night finishes with performances by No Drinking On Grounds at 6 p.m. and The Grind 5280 at 8 p.m.

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Space for metaphorical floats and food trucks Events in Venice

Space for metaphorical floats and food trucks Events in Venice

Saturday April 30, Mira will host the second edition of the Riviera Carnival at night. Starting at 8 pm, it will be possible to attend the parade of allegorical floats that will end via Gramsci, Riviera Matteotti and Riviera Trentin: here the award ceremonial stage will take place. The event is promoted by Pro Loco, in cooperation with the municipal administration and with the support of various commercial activities in the city. In case of rain, the carnival will be postponed to May 7.

While waiting for the carts to be moved, the audience will be delighted with street animation, with food carts to enjoy something good together. For this occasion, the shops will remain open until 11:30 pm.

“We did our best this year to be able to stage the carnival – declared Pro Loco President Michelle Campalto – and we are proud to bring the parade of metaphorical floats to Mira for the second time. It is an event we strongly believe in, to offer the city an opportunity to celebrate and revive the local economy, with various side initiatives such as the initiative of the popular group “Giorgio and the Magical Whips of Romania”. I would like to thank all the activities that supported us and the municipality administration because without them we would not have been able to organize them.”

“After Oriago in fiore, there is another opportunity to come together, experience the city in the outdoors and support the trade – Mayor confirms my role – I express my personal thanks to the many volunteers and to Pro loco for the work they are doing in service of our community. I really hope there will be a lot of The people who will be participating in this festive event in Mira, are obviously in compliance with health and safety measures.”

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Ohio State offers resources and events amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Ohio State offers resources and events amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Tensions between Russia and other nations have been growing for decades, following the collapse of the Soviet Union and expansion of North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Credit: Maxim Guchek/BelTA/TASS/ABACAPRESS.COM via TNS

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, Ohio State has a number of resources to help those impacted, and will host events with information about the war.

Christopher Gelpi, director and chair of peace studies and conflict resolution at the Mershon Center, said learning about the war is an important part of being a good citizen, because everyone has a responsibility to understand how governments, both in the U.S. and overseas, react in times of struggle.

“I see our role in a crisis like this is to bring people together and share the knowledge that our faculty fellows have in a way that is accessible to as wide an audience as possible,” Gelpi said.

An estimated 42,908 people of Ukrainian descent live in Ohio, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey.

Ohio State’s “Education for Citizenship” motto emphasizes the university’s commitment to informing citizens, according to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website. The Office of International Affairs has a list of resources to inform students about the university’s events covering the crisis in Ukraine.

University spokesperson Chris Booker said in an email the Office of International Affairs offers support resources, including counseling and personal well-being services, immigration assistance for international students and information about cyber security.

“Ohio State developed this list of academic and support resources to assist those impacted by the conflict in Ukraine and foster discussion and education across campus,” Booker said.

The Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies has compiled various academic resources, including books, articles, events and films, that help to better understand the crisis in Ukraine, according to the center’s website. The office will also hold a virtual roundtable Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon, featuring Polish experts sharing their perspective on the war.

WOSU Public Media and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs will hold an event Thursday at noon called “Dialogue Special Edition: The Russia/Ukraine Crisis,” featuring a variety of speakers and discussions on the possible routes to peace in Europe.

The Mershon Center will host a virtual event March 24 from 3:30-5 p.m., featuring a discussion from Timothy Frye, a professor of post-Soviet foreign policy at Columbia University, about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s role in Russian and international politics, according to the Mershon Center website. Another virtual event hosting 11 speakers who will speak on U.S. and NATO relations with Russia will be held April 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.