New promotional film of Gospić – Gospić Full of Energy presented

first_imgA new, attractive tourist video of the Gospić Tourist Board – Gospić Full of Energy was presented in Gospić.It was filmed in very attractive locations such as the Velebit Nature Park, the Nikola Tesla Museum Center, the Ante Starčević Memorial Home, and the video is dominated by beautiful shots of nature. The Osijek company FILM 54, the winner of many awards for tourist videos, led by director Boris Šeper, faithfully presented all the beauties of Gospić, emphasizing the emotional experience of visitors. Our famous cellist, Ana Rucner, whose music is from the album, also participates in the video eXpression perfectly fitted into the dynamics of the video itself, and her dress in this video is adorned with a characteristic belt and cuffs with elements of Lika embroidery made by the Association for the Preservation of Traditional Culture Dota.In order to bring the viewer closer to a unique pleasure, the film is made of short, meaningful shots that show the entire offer of Gospić; tradition, gastronomy, beauties of Velebit peaks and trails, adventurism and coexistence of locals with nature that they love and appreciate endlessly. Along with the beautiful landscapes of the city and its surroundings, Velebit occupies a very important place in the film, namely the video was shot on Visočica, at an altitude of as much as 1619 meters. „Kroz each segment of the film is drawn to the emotional experience of the guests. The film was shot for almost two months, during which we walked almost 100 km. In search of the best day and night shots, we were part of a paragliding team, drove through almost untouched parts of Lika and spent many nights in nature waiting for the right moments. We also used modern timelaps, and one of the important elements is the music, which often changes rhythms, which gives the film dynamics and curiosity.” said video director and cameraman Boris Šeper. Today, the tourist video is a “must have” tool for the tourist promotion of cities and regions, said the director of the Tourist Board of Gospić, Mrs. Strilić added that the various motives and activities that make up the totality of the tourist offer of the city of Gospić were shot according to the ideas of the Tourist Board of the city of Gospić and believes that this film, which faithfully represents the traditional, cultural and natural beauties of this city. .Ana Rucner, who has embraced new challenges in filming this video, such as playing on high rocks, is already the winner of many awards for tourist videos. Recently, the video Alkarski ponos, which she recorded for the Knights of Alkar Society from Sinj, won first prize at the Zagreb Tour Festival, while the second festival won the second prize for the video Kopački rit, which she presented last year in cooperation with the Osijek-Baranja County Tourist Board.last_img read more

Doctors resign from COVID-19 referral hospital in North Sumatra over incentives

first_imgAt least five specialist doctors working at Padang Sidempuan Hospital, a COVID-19 referral hospital in North Sumatra, have resigned from their positions in response to reportedly unpaid incentives.The hospital’s director, Tetty Rumondang, said the five doctors, namely Musbar, Romi, Novi Rahmi Asroel, Fauzi Fahmi and Yessy, submitted their resignations in late March as they had not received a total of Rp 300 million (US$19,028) collectively in incentives over three months. They said they were told they would receive Rp 20 million each in monthly incentives.”I asked the deputy director, Parlindungan Pasaribu, who is in charge of payment and he said that he hadn’t been instructed by the city’s mayor to pay out the incentives,” Tetty said, adding that she had reported the resignation to Padang Sidempuan Mayor Irsan Effendi Nasution. She was unhappy about the resignation as the hospital needed specialists to treat COVID-19 patients.  Read also: Millions to lose jobs, fall into poverty as Indonesia braces for recessionIrsan said separately that he had just heard about the resignation. “I haven’t received the report from the hospital.”North Sumatra Ombudsman head Abyadi Siregar said the doctors’ resignations showed the authorities’ lack of initiative in seriously handling the COVID-19 outbreak in the city.The city administration, Abyadi added, should have recruited more specialist doctors at the time of the health crisis instead of letting the existing ones leave their positions.”We urge the Padang Sidempuan administration to seriously handle the pandemic,” he said, adding that a Padang Sidempuan resident had died of the disease recently. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

Paul Merson gives damning verdict on Arsenal’s January transfer window

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 2 Feb 2020 7:44 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link277Shares View 9 comments Soares was signed (Picture: Getty)‘Arteta worked with him [Mari] at Man City and will have gone to Arsenal, worked with the defenders at Arsenal and weighed it up and thought, “He’s played in the second division in Spain but he’s probably better than what I’ve got here”.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The main thing is, he’s seen what he needs at the back. He has come in and brought two defenders in.‘Will they make a difference? We will have to wait and see.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The shame for me is that it just shows where Arsenal are. They are struggling.‘They aren’t the big fish anymore where they can go and get £50m or £60m players. They are going for players that no-one else is really after. It wasn’t like they were in a bidding war.‘The lad from Southampton, I didn’t even know he was available and if there was anyone else after him.’ Paul Merson gives damning verdict on Arsenal’s January transfer window Arteta brought in two defenders on loan (Picture: Getty Images)Paul Merson believes Arsenal’s January transfer dealings show just how far they’ve fallen and proves that Mikel Arteta’s side ‘aren’t a big fish anymore’.Two defenders came through the door, with Spanish centre-back Pablo Mari arriving on loan from Flamengo and Southampton right-back Cedric Soares joining until the end of the season.While former Arsenal midfielder Merson accepts his old side needed to add to their defensive ranks, he believes the transfer window as a whole sums up how muchthe club is ‘struggling’. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

China, EIB collaboration seeks ‘common language’ for green finance

first_imgThe backdrop to the initiative and the recent study is the rapid growth of the green bond market. More than $100bn (€85bn) of labelled green bonds has been sold on the primary market this year, according to analysis from the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI). This is a new record.“Something ‘good’ is going on in the bond markets”Simon Bond, Columbia Threadneedle InvestmentsChina is the top nation for green bond issuance this year to date, with China Development Bank, Bank of Beijing and ICBC the top issuers.In the UK, NOW:Pensions has introduced green bonds to its diversified growth fund, saying this was part of its commitment to socially responsible investment.The ATP-owned multi-employer pension provider holds green bonds denominated in sterling, US dollars, and Euros, with around 13% of total assets under management invested in the segment.Win Robbins, trustee director at NOW:Pensions said: “The iinvestment team has thoroughly researched the green bond market to identify bond issues which satisfy the risk return characteristics that the portfolio is seeking.“Encouraging and financing projects which focus on environmental and climate protection cannot be left solely to governments. The green bond market fulfils a vital role for society as a whole, while also benefitting members of the NOW:Pensions Scheme.”Ørsted, the former DONG Energy, yesterday announced it planned to sell its first green bonds, a hybrid capital security and a senior bond, both issued in Euros.Simon Bond, director of responsible investment portfolio management at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, said there has been a distinct social aspect to the latest surge in bond issuance.“Something ‘good’ is going on in the bond markets,” he said yesterday. “While issuance is up 10% over this time last year, these last few days have been seminal in the development of the market for social and sustainable bonds – 17 bonds have been issued in Europe this week which I would regard as ‘socially beneficial’.” Chinese and European organisations have completed the first phase of joint research to come up with a common language for environmental investing.The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the China Green Finance Committee (CGFC) have presented the initial conclusions of a project that ultimately seeks to facilitate the establishment of a common language in green finance, or “a standard-neutral taxonomy for the environmental use of proceeds”.The organisations’ study looked in detail at the green bond standards in China and the EU, finding that they used different categories to classify underlying assets. They recommended further work be carried out on the compatibility between Chinese standards and those agreed by a partnership of multilateral development banks and the International Development Finance Club.The CGFC/EIB initiative aims to provide a framework for initiatives that could create momentum for harmonising green finance standards. The organisations have said this could include proposals for a translation tool or “Rosetta Stone” using a universal system for classifying environmental activities for the purpose of comparing standards.last_img read more

Tomic makes last ditch duplex bid

first_imgThe Tomics are making a final push to lock in a sale at their duplex in Southport. Picture:’s agent Nenad Simeunovic of Harcourts Coastal has marketed the property as one where buyers should forget all previous asking prices.“Our vendors (are) sad of making decision of selling (these) long term investment properties but are committed elsewhere. They must sell and all offers in writing will be presented (for) their consideration,” the listing by Harcourts Coastal said. “(Forget) all previous asking prices, act quick (these) properties will not last long.” Bernard Tomic’s Southport home in a file shot from five years ago.But the Gold Coaster’s family continues to be irked by the failure to launch of their Southport investment property. TV personality’s dream home up for rent More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago The home that $5.6m can’t buy ‘X’ factor helped these homes sell The seven bedroom, five bathroom, four car space duplex has been on the market on and off for six years, with the family wanting $750,000 each as recently as four years ago. That figure has since dropped to $695,000 in March this year. Great location in Southport on the Gold Coast. Picture: first villa in the duplex was a four bedroom, three bathroom home with open plan living and dining, a gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar and an office. The second villa was three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one powder room, open plan living with gourmet kitchen.There was also a pool with bar and undercover entertaining area. The properties have separate strata titles. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKcenter_img Bernard Tomic returns a shot during the Men’s Singles second round match on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships earlier this month. Picture: Clive Mason/Getty Images.BERNARD Tomic is fighting for a break on multiple fronts, trying to resurrect his career and looking for love for a family duplex that’s failed to move for six years.Tomic has made multiple plays to get out of the rut he’s in including an extremely short three-day stint on TV reality series “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here”. He’s also made the playboy capital of Europe, Monaco, his home base in a bid to get his career back on track.last_img read more

Polarcus adds another year to TGS deal

first_imgMarine seismic acquisition company Polarcus has extended a collaboration agreement with Norwegian geophysical player TGS for an additional year.The two companies signed the initial deal regarding a multi-client collaboration and vessel agreement back in October 2016.On Friday, January 5 Polarcus said that the companies would continue to jointly develop selected 3D multi-client projects.Also, TGS would extend its vessel commitment with Polarcus to the end of 2018 for up to 10,000 square kilometers.According to Polarcus’ statement on Friday, the recently announced XArray project in the Gulf of Mexico with TGS forms part of this commitment. Additional awards under this commitment will be announced separately.Duncan Eley, Polarcus CEO, said: “This agreement will continue to leverage the core strengths and expertise of both parties. Polarcus acquired over 15,000 of high quality broadband 3D seismic data for TGS during 2017 and the collaboration will further drive vessel utilization in 2018.”last_img read more

‘Just give me an honest man’ Duterte mulls taking over PNP amid difficulty finding…

first_img“You show me, tell me, kayong mga police, who is the best to handle the command? Just give me an honest man,” says President Rodrigo Duterte. GMA NETWORK “Naghahanappa ako hanggang ngayon. Itong police, maraming problema. Pati generals, ang mga p***** *** nila, kasali sa droga. ‘Yan ang ayaw ko diyan,”Duterte said.        “But that is in the event that I couldnot find somebody I could trust,” Duterte added. That means taking the lead in the“direction and guidance” of the force, he said. “Walapa. Isa din itong mga pulis. Hintay kayo diyan.So many things that the police have to improve on. Unless I see the very bestguy there. You show me, tell me, kayongmga police, who is the best to handle the command? Just give me an honestman,” he added. He said he is still searching for an“honest” police general to take the helm of the police organization.    The PNP chief post was vacated afterGeneral Oscar Albayalde relinquished his post after he was accused during aSenate investigation of blocking the dismissal of 13 policemen involved in an“irregular” drug raid in Pampanga during his stint as the provincial policechief in 2013./PN “Even a single case of corruption, wala ka na you’re out. I would rathernot appoint anybody for that matter. Akona ang hahawak nun, I will be the one directing. Guidance and direction lang naman ako e,” he added onThursday.   Manila – As he still having a hard time choosing the next PhilippineNational Police (PNP) chief, President Rodrigo Duterte said that he mightresort to taking over its leadership.  last_img read more

Virus alert: Church tweaks Ash Wednesday practice

first_imgOn Feb. 20 CBCP issued liturgical guidelines addressed to allbishops and diocesan administrators vis-à-vis the COVID-19 threat. He also urged the faithful to “include in our prayers thoseaffected by the virus and that a preventive and healing cure may be found.” “In praying we invite ourselves withall our brothers and sisters suffering from the disease brought by this virus,bring up to God our longing for them to be restored to full health and humblypray that we may be spared from infection of this virus,” stated CBCP./PN “May our celebration of Lent and the Passion, Death andResurrection of our Lord bring us interior and heartfelt movement of grace,”according to Lazo. This was recommended by the Catholic Bishops Conference of thePhilippines (CBCP), according to Jaro Archbishop Jose Romeo Lazo in a circular. For today’s traditional observance of Ash Wednesday, churchesunder the diocese would be sprinkling or dropping small portions of blessed ashon the crown of the faithful’s head instead of the marking the forehead with across using the ash. “As we begin the season of Lent, we are reminded of the constantcall for renewal in our Christian life by self-control (fasting andabstinence), generosity and charity (almsgiving) and prayer. Our charity is alsoexpressed in our concern for the well-being of our brothers and sisters, thusour utmost care and efforts towards the prevention of the spread of COVID-19,”according to Valles. “In Baptism, we have been anointed on the crown of the head. Theashes to be imposed on the crown signify our repentance from sin, which hasmarred the grace of Baptism. (The ash sprinkling) is not an innovation but inaccord with the ancient practice of the Church,” according to CBCP presidentArchbishop Romulo Valles. In Circular No. 20-05, CBCP alsostated that communions must be placed on the hands instead of putting it in themouths of the faithful. ‘YOU ARE DUST, AND TO DUST YOU SHALL RETURN’ Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made man. As the priest or lay minister applies the ashes to a person’s forehead, he speaks the words: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Father Angelo Colada, director forSocial Communications of the Archdiocese of Jaro, said these guidelines werethe Church’s answer to the Department of Health’s appeal for all sectors totake precautionary measures against COVID-19.center_img Regarding the Good Friday practice of venerating the cross, hestated, “…we strongly recommend…that the faithful refrain from kissing ortouching the cross…Instead the faithful are requested to genuflect or make aprofound bow…” ILOILO City – Due to the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19), the Archdiocese of Jaro is taking precautionary measures. Then on Good Friday, April 10, the traditional kissing of thecross won’t be practiced, according to Lazo. The faithful are insteadencouraged to genuflect in front of the cross. On Jan. 29 the CBCP issued an oratorio imperata or obligatory prayeragainst the COVID-19. All churches were called on to pray the oratioin “all weekday and Sunday masses, after the Holy Communion, kneeling down.” Ash Wednesday is the start of the 40-day Lenten season. “The communion in the hand bepracticed ordinarily to help prevent further fear from people who arereasonably cautious about this matter,” a part of the guidelines read. Churches were also reminded to alwaysensure that the holy water in their stoups is clean, and provide/installprotective cloth in on the grills of confessionals. Likewise, the faithful were advised torefrain from holding hands while singing “Our Father” and shaking handsduring the portion in the Mass where the congregation makes the sign of peaceto one another. The ashes, which are mixed with holy water or oil, are made byburning Palm Sunday leaves from the previous year.last_img read more

Injured Walcott escapes action

first_img Wenger last week played down a move for Dimitar Berbatov, but the veteran Fulham forward would appear to fit the bill in terms of price-tag and experience. Following their hectic festive schedule, Arsenal now have an extended break until the next Barclays Premier League match, when they travel to Aston Villa on Monday January 13. Wenger has been impressed with the resilience of his squad, which has been tested again over Christmas. “We had a very difficult schedule and we handled it very well, I would like to pay tribute to the players, they kept their focus during this period,” Wenger said on Arsenal Player. “You never felt that they wanted a breather, they will get one now, but they deserve it.” Wenger continued: “You feel the spirit is there to fight together. “You can put any player anywhere, they just fight for each other and that is just the greatest ingredient of positiveness we have in the squad.” One player who epitomised that was teenager Serge Gnabry. The 18-year-old midfielder impressed as he returned to the side against Spurs, where his determined run helped set up Santi Cazorla’s opening goal. Gunners vice-captain Mikel Areta has described the combative German as “like a little boxer”, while Wenger is confident Arsenal youth product Gnabry has what it takes to make it at the highest level. For now, though, Gnabry – who has a total of nine appearances this season, scoring his first senior goal in the Barclays Premier League win at Swansea – is taking things very much in his stride. “It was great to have been given a start in such a big game, and I am satisfied with my performance,” Gnabry said. “I tried to have an impact going forwards and am happy that I could help the team to win with the assist for our first goal. “I hope that I can show what I can do and that the team could need me, from then it is up to the manager.” Arsenal expect to discover on Tuesday the full extent of Theo Walcott’s knee problem, but the England forward will not face any disciplinary action from the Football Association for his ‘2-0’ gesture towards Tottenham fans. Walcott was deployed in a central attacking role for the FA Cup third-round tie against Spurs at the Emirates Stadium, but was carried off on a stretcher after jarring his knee when making a tackle during the closing stages – and subsequently pelted by objects thrown from the away end. The Arsenal forward responded with “2-0” hand gesture in the direction of the 5,000-strong away section, as missiles, including coins and plastic bottles, were seen to hit medical staff as they carried the stretcher around to the tunnel on the half-way line. Press Association The England forward’s knee has been assessed by specialists, with the club set to examine those findings to determine a prognosis of just how long Walcott will be sidelined. Walcott’s absence, though, will not be down to any suspension, the Football Association confirmed on Monday afternoon. The FA has taken in the full match report of referee Mark Clattenburg and will also speak to other relevant bodies before deciding whether to launch any disciplinary action regarding the crowd. It is understood Arsenal will provide CCTV footage to try to help identify any offenders from within the travelling support. A statement read: “The FA has contacted both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur to seek their observations in relation to objects being thrown from both a home and away section of the crowd at different times during Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie. “The FA condemns any such acts and will liaise with both clubs and the Metropolitan Police to identify those responsible and support the strongest sanctions available, including life bans. “Meanwhile, in relation to the same fixture, The FA has contacted Arsenal’s Theo Walcott and reminded him of his responsibilities regarding a ‘score-line’ gesture he made in front of away supporters during the game. The FA will not be taking any further disciplinary action.” The loss of Walcott – who has scored five goals since returning from a stomach muscle injury – would further deplete Wenger’s attacking options, given Nicklas Bendtner is expected to miss all of January with his ankle problem picked up when scoring a late goal in the 2-0 win over Cardiff on New Year’s Day. Should Walcott also be set for an extended spell on the sidelines, then Wenger concedes he will have to bolster the squad with some firepower, although continues to maintain a big-money signing during January is notoriously difficult to push through. last_img read more

McIlroy makes flying start in Dubai

first_imgRory McIlroy could not contain his excitement at getting back into competitive action after a six-week lay-off, although his competitors probably did not feel the same way as he claimed a share of the lead in the DP World Tour Championship. The world number one carded six birdies and no bogeys in a flawless 66 to finish alongside Ireland’s Shane Lowry in the £5.1million event in Dubai. That took the 25-year-old to an amazing 80 under par for his 21 rounds to date in this event, after previous finishes of third, fifth, 11th, first and fifth on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates. “I’m on a really good path and I know what I need to do to make my golf game work and that’s what I’m working on at the minute.” Lowry birdied four of the last six holes as he looked to make amends for his collapse in the final round in Turkey on Sunday, when he eagled the fourth to claim a share of the lead only to triple bogey the next hole and make a double bogey on the sixth. “The whole day Sunday and the flight down here you’re thinking about it,” said Lowry, who needs to climb from 52nd in the world inside the top 50 to secure his place in the Masters next April. “It’s one of those things but I gave myself a chance to win last week. If I can give myself a chance to win again this week, maybe I’ll do it. ” Scotland’s Richie Ramsay and Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen were a shot off the pace on five under – Olesen having reached seven under before a double bogey on the 16th – with defending champion Henrik Stenson another stroke back alongside Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo. Ramsay, who was joint second alongside McIlroy at in the Dunhill Links, said: “I’m really happy. Obviously it was a great start, three birdies on the spin, and then played lovely in the middle, had a lot of chances but just didn’t take a few.” Stenson birdied three of the last six holes to keep McIlroy in his sights and said: “He’s a fantastic player. He’s had a stellar season and he’s going to be a tough one to beat here this week so I needed to bring some game if I want to be at the races. It probably sharpens your focus just that little bit extra.” Ian Poulter headed straight to the putting green to sharpen that part of his game after struggling to an opening 75, although it was not clear whether he had already implemented the advice offered to him by former world number one Greg Norman in a phone call on Tuesday. “I am so F$€¥+$€$ pissed off right now,” Poulter wrote on Twitter. “Missed 7 out of 8 putts from inside 10ft.” McIlroy had not played competitively since finishing joint second in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in the first week of October – he does not count the 36-hole Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda – after withdrawing from scheduled appearances in the first two Final Series events in China to prepare for his upcoming court case with a former management company. So it was perhaps no surprise that the four-time major winner had taken to Twitter earlier in the day to write: “J ust under 3 hours until I hit my first competitive golf shot in 6 weeks. To say I’m excited is an understatement. #imready.” McIlroy, who wrapped up the Race to Dubai title for the second time in three years with a week to spare, certainly looked ready as he birdied four of his first five holes, the only aberration coming when he missed from six feet on the third. A run of nine successive pars followed before birdies at the 15th and 16th ensured he delivered on his promise not to rest on his laurels at the end of a phenomenal season. “It was a great way to start and probably should have been five birdies in five holes to be honest,” McIlroy said. “You never expect to start like that, but I’ve been hitting the ball well for the last couple of weeks that I’ve been practising and it was just a matter of trying to take that good range play on to the course. I was able to do that today, which I’m really happy about. “I’ve went through periods in my career where I feel like I’ve needed a couple of events to get back into it, and there’s times where I’ve felt like the best thing for me is a couple of weeks off before going into a tournament. “It r eally just depends how you’re feeling at the time. I felt really comfortable coming into this week after the long stretch off. I probably feel fresher than quite a lot of guys, so hopefully that can be to my advantage over the next few days. Press Associationlast_img read more