Completed the first Green Eye festival – a festival dedicated to ecology and sustainable development

first_imgPublic institution “Krka National Park” in Šibenik with a new festival raised the issue of ecology, from next year they plan to open the same issue at the sites of the national parkThis weekend, as part of Krka’s cultural summer, Šibenik hosted Green Eye festival which was held under the slogan Nature is Watching You – Nature is Watching You. Festival Green Eye it is dedicated to the topics of environmental protection and preservation of nature, ie flora and fauna. In addition to outdoor screenings, due to bad weather conditions, part of the screenings was transferred to the Museum of the City of Šibenik. “The main goal in deciding to launch the Green Eye Film Festival was to raise our awareness of the environmental challenges facing our civilization, namely global warming, environmental pollution and the extinction of endangered species. We wanted to emphasize primarily the importance of establishing a more balanced relationship between people and nature, the impact that nature has on our health and the role of the individual in its preservation. Therefore, we hope and believe that the festival will be held in the coming years, and that we will expand it to other locations within the Krka National Park.. ” pointed out Krešimir Šakić, director of the Public Institution “Krka National Park”.During the three-day festival, visitors were able to watch six long and three short films. The festival opened the film Thank you for the rain, and after the film, the audience was addressed by the composer of music for the film, Chris White, who did not hide his enthusiasm for the natural beauties of Croatia, which he visited for the first time. After the film Thank You for the Rain, visitors could also watch a film by Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood. Saturday night opened the filmSeed: The Untold story, and after him the film Racing Extinction. The final evening was marked by a Croatian-Canadian film Hedgehog’s Home according to the classic poem by Branko Ćopić and How to Let the World Alone and Love What the Climate Can’t Change / How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change about the impact of climate change on the world around us.Photo: Ivan BuvinićIn addition to feature films, the festival also presented short films Nature is Speaking as part of a provocative advertising campaign and invites people to start listening to nature. The campaign consists of several short films, of which the following were screened at the festival: Mother nature, Ocean / Ocean, Rainforest, in which the voices were lent by famous actors Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford and Kevin Spacey.”We need to look back sometimes and get out of the rut of fast life we ​​live, and dedicate time to the nature we leave to future generations. I am glad that there are people who have decided to start a festival like this and use film art to warn us of the mistakes we are making. I came here with my daughter Lola, because I think it is necessary to instill in children from the earliest stages an awareness of a responsible way of life towards nature.. ” pointed out director Bobo Jelčić.last_img read more

D.K Olukoya Athletics Championships Gets New Date

first_imgThe 7th edition of the Daniel Olukoya Youth and Junior Championships earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday, April 8, 2017 has now been move forward to Monday April 10.According to Olukayode Thomas, head of Media and Communication, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), the High-Performance Center, Port Harcourt remains the venue for the championships.Thomas explained that the change in date was necessitated because of the ongoing qualifiers for the Nigeria University Games, NUGA taking place at the University of Port Harcourt.“Yes, there is a slight change, we had to move the event to Monday due to the pre-NUGA activities that will drag into the weekend,” he stated. With the new development, athletes from participating states and clubs are now expected to arrive on Sunday, April 9 for screening at the competition venue.The AFN while reiterating on its’ zero tolerance for age cheats insist that only athletes that pass the screening exercise will be allowed to take part in this year’s championships.Expectations are high ahead of Monday’s Meet in Port Harcourt as this edition of the D.K Olukoya Athletics Championships will be used to select athletes that will represent Nigeria at the Africa Junior Championships that will be holding in Algeria 29 June to July 2nd 2017.This year’s D.k Olukoya Championships is also expected to aid AFN in their selection of athletes to represent the country at the World Youth Championships and Commonwealth Youth Games taking place respectively in Kenya and the Bahamas later this year.Raymond Ekevwo was among the shining stars of the 2016 edition of the competition at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos.Ekevwo won the men’s 100m in a time of 10.36secondsShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

TV Best Bet: Dodgers vs. Red Sox in the World Series

first_imgThey’re met in the series once before, in 1916, when the Red Sox won the series in five games, including a 14-inning complete Game 2 performance on the mound by a 20-year-old named Babe Ruth, three years before he was traded to the Yankees, became a full-time outfielder, an all-time legend and launched the Curse of the Bambino that saw the Red Sox go 86 years without a World Series.Ruth’s last days in a uniform, meanwhile, came when he was a coach with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1938, three years removed from his last active season (1935). He was hired because the Dodgers reeked and the club needed something to stir up interest in the team. Babe produced; the ’38 Dodgers drew 200,000 more fans than they did in 1937.Fast forward to 2004. Alex Cora was in his seventh season with the Dodgers, the starting second baseman who was a solid defender and light hitter. Cora made his first postseason appearance in ’04 and was on the field when Jose Lima pitched a complete game in Game 3 of the NLDS. Relevance? It was the Dodgers’ first postseason win since Orel Hershiser won the clinching game in the 1988 World Series.Cora and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, meanwhile, were teammates with the Dodgers from 2002 to 2004 – but not all of 2004. The Red Sox acquired him from the Dodgers, as an extra outfielder and someone who could steal a base – which he did in Game 4 of the ALCS in the ninth inning against the Yankees. He scored to tie the game and the Red Sox won four straight to become the first team to rally from an 0-3 deficit to win a seven-game series. Roberts et al then broke the curse with their World Series sweep of St. Louis.As for this matchup, the two teams are similar in their approach in this sabermetric era, though neither Cora nor Roberts are likely to dismiss their starting pitchers as early or as often as Milwaukee did in the NLCS. Just in terms of having eliminated two 100-win teams in the playoffs, the Red Sox have an edge. In terms of their own cursed past – 30 years without a World Series title – the Dodgers have to believeFox has the telecasts, which means more Joe Buck and more living room hissing at the big screen.BEST OF THE REST  College FootballOctober 23, 25-27So now that college football has established the four-team playoff as a part of life, a predictable pattern of the same teams finding their way into the playoff has emerged, much as the bowl system fostered the same teams in the big games.There’s just three unbeaten teams left in the Power Five conferences, Alabama (8-0), Clemson (7-0) and Notre Dame (7-0).Another ‘Bama-Clemson offering would hardly be fresh, and Notre Dame is a name college that will continue to draw ire from the college electorate until the independent starts playing a Big Boy schedule.They’re 7-0 but with only two wins against ranked team, 7-1 Michigan in the season opener and two-loss Stanford. They beat Ball St. by 8, Pitt by 5 and Vanderbilt by 5, all sub-.500 teams. Their five remaining games are against 2-5 Navy and four teams that are 4-3 at the moment, Northwestern, Florida State, Syracuse and USC.Not a splashy quartet, but they’re all capable of beating this paper lion. The Irish have taken advantage of their cursory relationship with the ACC by packing the schedule with second-rung teams. Why should a program in Big Ten country be playing so many teams on the east coast?As much as one might like to see upstarts Northwestern and Purdue make a run in the Big Ten, it will likely come down as usual to Michigan and Ohio State. The fourth team will more than likely come from the SEC, which has four one-loss teams to go with Alabama. Big 12? Texas or Oklahoma, and one will need to go unbeaten to have a shot. Pac-12? Best team is 6-1 Washington State. The Pac-12 needs to reconsider their scheduling if they ever expect to get another team in the playoff.There’s a tripleheader Friday, Miami at Boston College (ESPN, 4 p.m.), Indiana at Minnesota (FS1, 5 p.m.) and Utah at a surging (two wins!) UCLA (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.).The Saturday playbook: Clemson-Florida State (ABC, 9 a.m.) or Wisconsin-Northwestern (Fox, 9 a.m.); Florida-Georgia (CBS, 12:30 p.m.); Washington State-Stanford (Pac-12, 4 p.m.); and Texas-Oklahoma State (ABC, 5 p.m.).The NFLOct. 22, 24, 26-27To love the NFL requires a commitment to parity. There’s the Rams, Kansas City a handful of two-loss teams at the top and then a melting pot of teams a game over to a game under .500.Picking a winner in five of the eight divisions is virtually impossible as mid-season nears. The Rams and Chiefs seem clear – although the Chargers can hardly be discounted in the AFC West – and picking the Pats in the sorry AFC East is child’s play.It makes for some shaky TV options, too. The best games this week arrive late Sunday, when Green Bay visits the Rams (Fox, 1:30 p.m.) and New Orleans takes on Minnesota (NBC, 5:20 p.m.). MLB World Series, Dodgers vs. Red Sox, FoxGame 1, Tuesday at Boston, 5 p.m.Game 2, Wednesday at Boston, 5 p.m.Game 3, Friday, at Los Angeles, 5 p.m. Game 4, Saturday, at Los Angeles, 5 p.m.Game 5, Sunday, at Los Angeles, 5 p.m.*Games 6-7, Oct. 30-31, at Boston, 5 p.m.**If necessaryConsidering they’ve been playing baseball for more than a century, it’s no coincidence that the World Series between the Dodgers and Red Sox starting Tuesday is stirring up plenty of history.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: CHARLIE MCCLAFFERTY WINS THE MULROY CUP AT ROSAPENNA

first_imgROSAPENNA NOTESThe Mulroy Cup (G.o.Y) was played for last Sunday the 6th of July over the Old Tom Morris Links.The winner with 42pts was Charlie McClafferty (10). The runner up was Eddie McGinley (16) with 40pts.The gross winner was Enda Kennedy (+1) with 36 gross pts.Third place was Stephen Loughrey (25) with 39pts bot.Two’s – John Sweeney 72euro. After six events the 2014 Golfer of the Year table is as follows –•Frank Casey Jnr 20pts•Mark Lenny, Pat Boyce 17pts•Paul Travers, Charlie McBride 15pts•Barry McMenamin, Sean Boyce, Dermot Ward, Stephen Loughrey, Charlie McClafferty 12pts •Shaun Coll, Michael Bradley, Eddie McGinley 10ptsA full points table is on display on the members notice board in the Golf Pavilion.The next G.o.Y qualifier is the club competition on Sunday July 27th.Well done to the Minor League team who travelled to Donegal Golf Club for the second leg of the second round tie and secured the necessary half point last Friday July 4th. Rosapenna had won the home leg 5-0.Rosapenna will now play Falcarragh G.C in the county semi final with both legs to be completed by Monday August 11th.The Ulster Cup team were in action in the last 16 in Ulster on Saturday past away to Foyle G.C and had a great result claiming 3 matches from 7.The home leg will take place over the Old Tom Morris Links this coming Sunday the 13th at 3.00pm.Home support on the day is welcomed.The Rosapenna Irish Junior Cup team travelled to Omagh G.C for the second round matchplay against Edenmore on Tuesday evening and won the tie 3-2.Rosapenna will now play Warrenpoint on or before Friday the 25th of July in the Ulster quarter final at a neutral venue.Best wishes to the Rosapenna Over 50’s team who will travel to Letterkenny G.C this Thursday the 10th for the return leg teeing off at 4.00pm.The first leg ended Rosapenna 3.5, Letterkenny 1.5.Good luck to the Rosapenna Junior League team who travel to Buncrana G.C for the return leg this Friday the 11th. The first leg ended 3-4 to Rosapenna.The Rosapenna Mixed Foursomes team have reached the Ulster quarter final where they will face Cairndhu G.C at the Roe Park GolfResort on Wednesday July 16th at 5.00pm.Good luck to team captains Bernadette North & Peter Smyth and their panel of players.The Terry Casey Memorial will take place over 27 holes (Sandy Hills Links/ Valley 9) this Saturday the 12th of July.Last cards for the morning 18 holes will be strictly 12.30pm with the 9 holes in the Valley beginning at 6.00pm.Tee times must be booked via the Pavilion Golf Shop.The club competition on Sunday the 13th will be sponsored by Eammon McClafferty, Downings.The Catherwood Cup Open Mixed Foursomes is scheduled for Saturday the 19th of July and will be played over the Old Tom Morris Links.There will be a club competition on Sunday 20th also over the Old Tom Morris Links.The Rosapenna Donegal League team will play Letterkenny G.C away on Thursday the 24th at 4.00pm.The first leg ended 3-2 (6 holes up) to Rosapenna.Best of luck to Joe McHugh & his panel of players.On Saturday the 26th the Generations Cup, presented by Mary Devlin will be played for over the Old Tom Morris Links.The format is one adult & one junior playing greensomes.All quarter finals of the 2104 Michael BonnerSingles Matchplay must be completed by Monday the 4th of August.The semi finals of the Doubles Matchplay must be completed by Monday July 28th.All players are encouraged to make contact as early as possible for each round so that all ties can be played within the specified time.The third & final instalment of the 2014 staged payment plan for golf fees was due on July 1st and must be paid in full before Monday July 14th.There will be a club four ball better ball competition on the Old Tom Morris Links every Wednesday beginning on the 9th of July.Entry will be in the Pavilion Golf Shop.The Rosapenna Barton Shield team will be in action against North-West G.C back in Ballyliffin, GlashedyLinks on Sunday 20th July in the last 16 in Ulster.The winners will play either Foyle or Ballyliffin that afternoon for a place in the Ulster semi finals.The Rosapenna Irish Senior Cup team will take part in the Ulster semi final for the third year in a row on Sunday.August 17th against Cairndhu G.C at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Dunluce Links.The other semi final is made up of Dunmurray & Banbridge.The Ulster final will take place that afternoon over the famed Dunluce Links.The Pavilion Golf Shop sponsored Leitrim Cup will be played over the August Bank Holiday weekend,Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd & Monday the 4th of August.All tee times are bookable via the Pavilion Golf Shop on 074-915-5000.Rosapenna OPEN WEEK will begin on Friday the 8th of August.Time-sheets will be available from Friday August 1st in the Pavilion Golf Shop.Any uncollected club prizes from the recent presentation are available for collection from the Pavilion Golf Shop during opening hours.GOLF NEWS: CHARLIE MCCLAFFERTY WINS THE MULROY CUP AT ROSAPENNA was last modified: July 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:golfNoticesROSAPENNASportlast_img read more