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

Giwa, Four Others Get Five-year CAF Ban

first_imgBy Kunle Adewale The latest ban from CAF came after Giwa had earlier been slammed by the same number of years by the Amaju Pinnick- led Nigeria Football Federation.The four others affected by the continental ban are Muazu Suleyman, Yahaya Adama, Sani Fema and Johnson Effiong.In a letter signed by CAF’s Secretary -General, Hicham El Amrani and dated May 27th 2016 and copied to NFF President stated that the ban forbade the five gladiators from all football related activities for five years.CAF’s letter titled “Re- Conveyance of Sanctions by NFF Disciplinary Sanctions Extension at the Continental Level reads; Dear President, Following your previous correspondence dated May 16th and subsequent exchanges, CAF has well noted the decision of the NFF’s Disciplinary Committee dated May 12 placing five(5) year ban from all football related activities for the following people.1. Christopher Giwa 2. Muazu Suleyman 3. Yahaya Adama 4. Sani Fema 5. Johnson Effiong“Following receipt of the documentation and details on the case, CAF hereby confirms the extension of such sanctions at the continental level. Please accept, dear President, our most sincere regards”.Giwa and Pinnick had been at loggerhead for some time over who takes control of the Glass House in Abuja.Earlier this month the Disciplinary Committees of the Chris Giwa and the Amaju Pinnick led boards took the decision at their respective meeting in Abuja.A communique issued by the Giwa-led Disciplinary Committee said that each member of the Pinnick-led NFF board had been suspended for seven years from football activities for impersonation.Those banned are Amaju Pinnick, the President, Seyi Akinwunmi, 1st Vice President, as well as Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, Ibrahim Gusau, Inuwa Sheriff Amaral, Christopher Green and Baba Gana, all members of the board.The ban was also extended to Suleiman Kwande, a member of the House of Representatives serving in the Pinnick-led NFF board.The communique also said that the individuals were suspended after they failed to appear before the disciplinary committee to answer the impersonation allegations against them.“Parties were invited to appear before the Organising and Disciplinary Committee but they did not respond, neither did they send representations. After a very careful review of the allegations against them, the committee has no option than to reach summary decisions on them.“That the former members of the Amaju Pinnick group have been found guilty of impersonating the NFF despite being served the orders of the Federal High Court, Jos.“The court on April 8, 2016, ordered the nullification of the September 30, 2014 election that purportedly brought them into office.“That they have variously and severally continued the breach in perpetuity against the laws of the land.“That the Executive Committee of the NFF should report the matter of impersonation, which are criminal in nature, to the Nigeria Police and the Directorate of State Security Service,” the communique read.Similarly, the Pinnick-led NFF Organising and Disciplinary Committee after reviewing the situation, banned members of the Giwa board for five years each.A communique of meeting issued by Ademola Olajire, NFF Assistant Director of Communications, said after the committee’s meeting in Abuja, said Giwa’s board was banned for illegally representing the NFF in South Africa.“Christopher Giwa, Muazu Suleyman, Yahaya Adama, Sani Fema and Johnson Effiong are found guilty of Illegally representing the NFF in breach of Article 40 of the NFF Statutes.It also said that the individuals were banned from football for taking football matters to a regular court in breach of Article 69(1) of the NFF Statute and failing to submit to the jurisdiction of FIFA.With this latest ban from CAF, the egghead of the NFF can for the first time since assuming office breathe a sigh of relief as Giwa is no longer on their trail. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramcenter_img The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has slammed a five-year ban on embattled Chris Giwa and four of his associates.last_img read more