The first Eco Art Festival in Croatia on the island of Mljet

first_imgThe first ECO ART FESTIVAL in Croatia will be held on the island of Mljet.Eco Art Festival is a new program of the Tourist Board of Mljet, and is held as part of a cultural summer that will enrich the offer of the island with interactive creative workshops. The program was created in collaboration with the designer Milena Ulić, the first in the world to patent lace jewelry intended for direct application to the body and thus, we can freely say, conquered the world.”Since we live on one of the most beautiful islands, our intention is to encourage as many tourists and locals as possible to think about the importance of preserving nature and the environment. From July to the end of August, a series will be held at various locations on the island thematically different workshops, and on last in line, in Pomena, There will be a fashion show of a humanitarian character, where the models will wear jewelry, clothes and brooches made by the participants during the creative workshops. ” points out Andrea Anelic, director of the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Mljet.ECO ART FESTIVAL will contain a series of educational and entertainment events intended for domestic and foreign guests and the local population. Different creative workshops will be organized 5 times at different locations on the island of Mljet and enable participants to explore and upgrade personal creativity through socializing and entertainment, with the aim of raising awareness about nature conservation.The programs of the workshops, lasting 2 hours, will be dedicated to ecology, developing environmental awareness and habits in everyday life through the production of souvenirs from debris, decorations, brooches from ecological materials in order to preserve the environment and nature around us.TERMS: July 21st Saplunara, July 25st Okuklje, July 29st Sobra, 1. August Slow down and 18. August PomenaCreative workshops are a great way to spend quality free time through which participants discover their potential, increase self-confidence and express their creative potential through their creative work. By organizing creative workshops, we will improve the image of the island of Mljet, enrich the cultural and social life of the local population, promote the specifics of the local area, indigenous potentials, all in order to protect nature and sustainable development and improve the quality of life of Mljet. “We believe that this festival will come to life and become a tradition on our green island. The tourist season has started well and we are very satisfied because since the beginning of the year, compared to last year, we have recorded an increase of 11 percent in the number of arrivals and overnight stays. ” concludes Anelic.Be a part of this great tourist story and definitely visit Mljet, the most beautiful and wooded island in the Adriatic, because it is not said by chance that the one who comes to Mljet once, always returns to it.Program of Eco ART Festival, Mljet Saplunara: making useful and decorative objects, such as jewelry, from alluvium and decepage techniques on alluvium. Saplunara has a problem with garbage, considering that it is open all the way to Albania, so the sea constantly brings various items.Okuklje: textile recycling, making jewelry from old textiles and other waste, plastic, etc.… Since Okuklje is the first inhabited place on the Adriatic, the emphasis on the importance of further preserving the place in its original form.Sobra: Painting clothes with eco frendly colors is currently a hit in the world.Polače: making brooches. In antiquity, clothing was formed, fastened with decorative needles, which we could say are the forerunners of brooches.Meaning: body paint and fashion show of made objects at workshops and presentation of the collection of designer Milena Ulić.TERMS: July 21st Saplunara, July 25st Okuklje, July 29st Sobra, 1. August Slow down and 18. August Pomenalast_img read more

Female — but not male — friends are increasingly derogated as the number of their sexual partners increases

first_imgShare on Twitter Email LinkedIn New research indicates people tend to view their female friends more negatively the more sexual partners they’ve had. But the same is not true for male friends. The findings were recently published in the journal Social Psychology.“All throughout high school, I noticed the different ways people treated men and women based on their sexual reputation. I too felt the pressure to come across as sexually experienced,” said study author Michael J. Marks of New Mexico State University. “Even after high school, I noticed many instances where sexual double standards seem to be active. When I discovered the field of social psychology, I thought it would be interesting to conduct experiments on how people perceived sexually active others.” Share on Facebookcenter_img Share Pinterest Previous research has found that a sexual double standard exists. However, much of that research asked participants to evaluate hypothetical people.In the new study, which included 4,455 participants aged 18-35 years from the United States, participants were asked to think about a male or female friend of whom they had some knowledge about their sexual history. The participants then completed a survey about their friend’s values, likeability, success, and intelligence.The researchers found that male targets who had more sexual partners were evaluated more favorably than female friends with more partners. The evaluations of female friends tended to become increasingly worse as the number of their sexual partners increased, but the same did not hold true for male friends.“Try to be aware of when you judge people based on their sexual behavior and reputation, and when others appear to be doing the same thing. This is especially important in today’s times, with the increased visibility of things like sexual harassment and assault,” Marks told PsyPost.However, the study — like all research — includes some limitations.“The effect in the study was small, and many participants were not aware of the exact number of partners their friends and acquaintances may have had. We don’t yet know how other aspects of a relationship may impact judgments of sexually active friends and acquaintances. Relationships are complicated things, so it will take a lot more research to flesh out the basic findings in this research,” Marks explained.“One thing I think was cool about this study is we had a large sample, so we did not conduct null hypothesis significance testing, and as such, did not evaluate our research based on p-values. I also like how this study featured evaluations of real people — not just hypothetical target persons,” Marks added.The study, “The Sexual Double Standard in the Real World: Evaluations of Sexually Active Friends and Acquaintances“, was authored by Michael J. Marks , Tara M. Young, and Yuliana Zaikman.last_img read more

Hydrogen on the high seas

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My digital life … with Andrew Pyke

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Waduh! 94 Persen Pencopet di India Adalah Wanita

first_imgSumber: okezone.com Negara dengan kota-kota yang padat penduduk umumnya mempunyai problem sosial pada warganya. Seperti salah satu yang mencuat adalah tingginya angka kriminalitas. Di India misalnya, negara dengan populasi penduduk 1,3 miliar ini cukup marak angka kriminalitasnya, mulai dari perkosaan sanpai copet di India sudah menjadi momok tersendiri, terlebih pada aksi copetnya yang ternyata dominan dilakukan oleh kaum hawa.Baca juga: Jurus Selamat Hindari Aksi Pencopetan di Moda Transportasi MassaDi India, pada tahun 2017 dilaporkan sebanyak 1392 kasus pencopetan terjadi di Delhi Metro. KabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman timesofindia.indiatimes.com, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) mengambil langkah untuk menurunkan jumlah tersebut. Setelah CISF melakukan langkah terbarunya, tahun 2018 dilaporkan hanya 497 kasus. Dari kasus di atas, pada tahun 2018 dilaporkan pelakunya 94 persen adalah wanita, melonjak dari tahun 2017 yang keterlibatan wanita sebagai pencopet di angka 85 persen. CISF menjaga keamanan metro dengan mengidentifikasi tersangka dengan menurunkan anggotanya lewat operasi intelijen dan pengawasan lebih terpadu dengan kamera pengawas (CCTV).Nantinya, petugas keamanan dapat menghentikan terduga pencopet sebelum masuk ke lokasi pintu masuk stasiun. Seorang pejabat senior CISF mengatakan anggotanya diturunkan di 236 stasiun metro India dan menambah personel baik pria maupun wanita di tempat-tempat rentan.Pihak kepolisian juga mengambil langkah menghadirkan pasukan khusus untuk melakukan pemeriksaan di stasiun metro dengan target favorit adalah kelompok-kelompok pencopet. Para polisi tersebut menggunakan pakaian biasa dan bergerak di dalam serta di sekitaran stasiun untuk mengawasi pencopet.Para pencopet yang kebanyakan wanita ini sebagian besar berasal dari pusat kota Delhi dan berbagi modus operandi yang sama. Bagi para penumpang dan wisatawan yang menumpang kereta telah diingatkan untuk berhati-hati jika merasakan perilaku tak wajar dari beberapa atau seorang wanita.Seorang polisi senior mengatakan, banyak pria yang menggunakan pakaian wanita dan masuk ke gerbong wanita. Hal ini dikarenakan wanita lebih banyak membawa barang-barang mahal ketimbang pria. Mereka menggunakan pakaian salawar dan menutupi kepala mereka serta membawa bayi sehingga benar-benar terlihat seperti wanita.Baca juga: Biar Tidak Kecopetan, Yuk Kenali Ciri-Ciri Terduga CopetModus lainn, wanita yang menjadi pencopet tak hanya membawa bayi tetapi juga bepergian berkelompok. Saat jam sibuk salah seorang dari mereka membuka ritsleting tas dan mencari momen yang tepat, kemudian pelaku lainnya dari kelompok itu mengambil barang berharga dan memberikan kepada yang lainnya. Para pencopet ini biasanya naik metro dari stasiun yang hampir kosong dan turun di stasiun yang ramai. Beberapa dari mereka bahkan berkeliaran di atas peron untuk menyerahkan barang curian kepada anggota geng lain.Ponsel dan laptop menduduki daftar barang curian. DCP (metro) Dinesh Kumar Gupta mengatakan tim polisi khusus juga memiliki tugas menganalisis setiap titik di dekat stasiun. Pihak keamanan berupaya memastikan keselamatan wanita di dalam dan di sekitar stasiun.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTingkat Pelecehan Seksual di Udara Meningkat, Dua Maskapai India Perkenalkan “Pink Rows”13/12/2018In “Featured”Curi Mangalsutra, Wanita ini Nekat Lompati Seberang Peron!29/10/2018In “Darat”Istilah ‘Chikan’ Masuk Kamus Internasional Berkat Tingginya Angka Pelecehan Seksual di Kereta Jepang16/05/2018In “Darat”last_img read more

Report: Bristol Central Water Polo 3-4 Manchester City

first_imgThe club used the opportunity to showcase its status as a beacon club as the most talented youngsters from the south-west came together to compete in a match prior to the main event.The Beacon programme, which is supported by Bristol Sport, is open to all young players in the region and is designed to help talented young athletes progress from club water polo to the national team. The Beacon athletes train at least three times a week with many already making the national junior programmes. Two mixed teams of youngsters ranging from 14 to 16 years-old, competed on Saturday in front of more than two hundred people.A friendly high-scoring game ensued as these two teams put into practice the skills learnt in Beacon training.Central’s British Championships game against Manchester City was in contrast a low-scoring affair as both teams battled for pole position in their qualifying group.Despite two goals from Bristol in the last minute of the game the home team couldn’t overturn a strong start from their northern visitors going down 4-3. Jonny Kirk and Tom Hadley came out firing to give Manchester a two-nil lead in the opening quarter and Central found themselves immediately on the back foot.Central tried to break down Manchester’s defence in the second quarter, but to no avail, as they slipped a further two goals behind courtesy of Joe O’Regan and Tom Hadley once again, to go in trailing by four at the halfway mark.Central rallied in the second half and were unlucky not to convert a couple of excellent opportunities, denied by the woodwork and Manchester’s goalkeeper.Excellent work by Andrew Crawford in goal prevented Manchester extending their lead and finally Central’s Enrico Zanon gave the 250-strong crowd something to cheer about from an extra-man play.Going into the fourth quarter, trailing by three, Central had plenty of opportunities to pull back the deficit. However, it wasn’t to be despite three extra-man advantages Central couldn’t find the back of the net.It was only in the final minute of the game that Central scored two goals in quick succession. One from GB Olympic captain Craig Figes who fired in an outside shot with 34 seconds remaining. Moments later the Manchester keeper gave away a penalty, which Bristol’s Ashley Castle clinically converted in the final second of the game.Final score Bristol Central 3 – 4 Manchester City.Bristol Central remain second in their group and now have to win their last two games to make the finals.Central’s next game is against Portobello at Hengrove Park on Saturday, March 28th at 5:30pm.last_img read more

Hunters coach gives Yoka a go at five-eight

first_imgRugby League BY KEVIN TEME The search for a winning halves combination for the SP PNG Hunters continues. But could the inclusion of Justin Tangue Yoka, a raw talent from Yungili village in Pangia, Southern Highlands be part of the solution? It is one of the problems that has been pondering over SP PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum’s mind over the last couple of weeks or most probably months. However, after contemplating he has brought in Yoka to the side for this weekend’s game. Following the footsteps of his elder brother Felix, a former Mendi Muruks premiership winning backs, Yoka is ready for a big game after Marum named him at the starting line-up at five eight for this weekend’s game against Sunshine Coast Falcons. Yoka replaces Charlie Simon who has been shifted back into the hooking role while halfback William Mone maintains his spot for the third consecutive game. This will be Hunters’ second home game and a must-win is expected after two consecutive losses against Tweed Head Seagulls (10-0) in Brisbane and 24-0 against Northern Pride at the Oil Search National Football Stadium in Port Moresby on Sunday. For 20-year-old Yoka, he knows the pressure will be on him but the quiet spoken Southern Highlander says he will do his best given the opportunity. “The coach tried some of the halves but I thank him for giving me this opportunity and I will do my best in this weekend’s game,” Yoka said in Tok Pisin. Despite little or no educational background, the youngster from Pangia said rugby league is all that matters and not going to school and coming direct into the Hunters program was a blessing in disguise. Yoka played for the Western Yambi Tarangau in Pangia league and was selected to represent the association competing in the Highlands Confederate Zones Championship in Goroka, Eastern Highlands. From then on, he never looked back when selected into the Highlands Zone select side. He excelled to participate in the National Zone Conference in Port Moresby where he helped his side win the title. Yoka was selected again but this time, directly into the 60-man train on squad for the 2019 SP PNG Hunters team. The rest is history as he looks to make his debut against the Falcons as Hunter No. 73. “Yoka was impressive; a lot of people saw him and have been talking about him so we brought him to the side, SP PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum said. “What we expect from him is to go out there and play and control from the right side.”last_img read more

Germany humiliates Brazil 7-1 to reach World Cup final

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWN (AP)(AP)BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — Germany sure knows how to spoil a party.Miroslav Klose, Toni Kroos and Sami Khedira scored four goals in a six-minute span midway through the first half Tuesday, stunning all of Brazil into silence as its hopes of winning a World Cup on home soil unraveled.Thomas Mueller and Andre Schuerrle also scored in the 7-1 victory. The loss matched Brazil’s biggest defeat ever, a 6-0 rout by Uruguay at the South American Championship in 1920, and Oscar’s goal in the 90th minute was little consolation.BRACKET: Germany gets winner of Netherlands, ArgentinaWhen the final whistle sounded, David Luiz buried his face in the grass and Thiago Silva tried to console a sobbing Oscar, to little effect. It was Brazil’s first loss in a competitive game on home soil since 1975.“It was worst day of my life,” Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said. “But life goes on.”Try telling that to the rest of Brazil.Brazil has been on edge for much of the last year, furious at its leaders for the corruption and overruns that pushed the costs for this World Cup over $11 billion. Violent protests disrupted last summer’s Confederations Cup, a warm-up for the World Cup, and the mere mention of President Dilma Rousseff’s name is enough to draw jeers.But pride in the Selecao trumps anger at politicians, and Brazilians put their rage on hold to cheer their beloved team. Now that Brazil has been eliminated, however, there’s no telling what the mood will be. Session ID: 2020-09-18:af94154446b7a8e685609028 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-111657-3665706884001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.center_img Several fans were in tears, and there were photos of a Brazil flag being burned on the street before the game was even over. Fans whistled and booed both teams after the game. And judging by the profane chants directed at  Rousseff, Fred and Oscar, there’s no guarantee the country will be any happier Sunday, when Germany plays the winner of Argentina-Netherlands in the final.A final all of Brazil hoped would end with celebrations for a sixth World Cup title.MISSING STARS: Silva’s absence bigger than Neymar“(When you’re host) everyone wants you to go to the final,” said Germany coach Joachim Loew, an assistant when host Germany lost in the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup. “We know how Scolari feels. We know how the Brazil team feels and the people in Brazil feel right now.”Beating Germany was never going to be easy. Germany has reached the semifinals or better at the last four World Cups, and Brazil was woefully short-handed with Neymar out with a fractured vertebrae and Silva suspended.“Would it have been different with Neymar? If they did that, they probably could have done it with Neymar, also,” Scolari said.(AFP/Getty Images)(AFP/Getty Images)What Brazil lacked in bodies, however, it tried to make up for in heart. Thousands of fans lined the streets just hoping for a glimpse of the team bus on its way to the stadium, and Neymar was everywhere at the Estadio Mineirao – literally.Fans wore masks with his face, and one held up a sign saying, “No worries. Neymar’s soul is here.” Brazil’s entire team – coach Scolari included — arrived at the stadium wearing “Forca Neymar” (Be Strong Neymar) hats, and if there were any nerves or anxiety, it didn’t show.The players were singing and dancing as the bus arrived, and Scolari was keeping time by pounding on the window. As they belted out the Brazilian anthem, Luiz and Julio Cesar held Neymar’s jersey between them.STUNNER: First competitive loss at home since 1975And when Brazil got off to a fast start, with Marcelo sending a shot wide of the goal in the third minute, it seemed that maybe, just maybe, spirit and soul might trump skill just for one day.But soccer is often called a cruel sport, and there is no greater reminder than Tuesday’s score line. Germany was merciless, refusing to take its foot off the gas – to say nothing of Brazil’s throat – even when victory was clearly in hand.“Life goes on because life doesn’t end with this defeat,” Scolari said. “That’s it.”last_img read more

Sword returns to MSU starting lineup tonight

first_img Mississippi State vs. Arkansas State Today, 6 p.m., SEC NetworkHumphrey Coliseum, Starkville STARKVILLE – There hasn’t been many positives on the hardwood for Mississippi State this month. The Bulldogs are 0-2. Both losses extended their losing streak to 19 straight road games.They try to create some good vibes tonight at home against Arkansas State. The Red Wolves have an RPI in the 300s. It’s also the first home game in 23 days for MSU. It’ll be Craig Sword’s first start in Humphrey Coliseum this season.“We’ll find out,” Sword said when asked if he’s rounding into form.MSU’s leading scorer from last year was sidelined as he recovered from surgery that repaired a bulging disc in his back.Sword started for the first time this season last weekend at Oregon State. He scored his first points of the season on 3-for-8 shooting finishing with eight points.He also logged a season-high 31 minutes. He hadn’t seen the floor for more than 11 minutes prior to last Saturday.“I have to get back and get use to running up and down the court,” Sword said. “I was a little winded.”It showed in his shot selection. Seven of his eight shots against Oregon State were 3-pointers. Sword is normally MSU’s best slasher.Mississippi State’s offense works best when he drives into the paint, rather than shooting 3s.“It’s a big difference,” junior Fred Thomas said. “When he drives, it opens up a lot of people’s game to shoot.”Even with Sword back MSU still didn’t play at full capacity. Freshman Demetrius Houston missed the road matchup with concussion. He’s expected back tonight, joining Sword.“I felt great because I’ve been practicing. Coach gave me a lot of reps in practice,” Sword said. “I earned my spot back.”last_img read more

slam against arjun tendulkar on under 16 selection | Pranav Mukherjee…

NEW DELHI: After talks with Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput about suicide, the issue of nepotism is back in India. Cricket fans in India say that many talented cricketers have been excluded from cricket teams in India. Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar has been the subject of much criticism as discussions on social media have revived. Criticism of Tendulkar’s inclusion in the under-16 West Zone squad in 2016 included Pranav Dhanwade. This is the first time four years ago there have been discussions about this. Tendulkar’s son Pranav Dhanwade, who scored 1009 runs in his school cricket’s 327-ball innings, has attracted international attention. The same image that came out four years ago is now roaming the social media. Fans now argue that there is a nepotism in cricket too. Arjun got team selection only because of Tendulkar’s son, excluding real talent like Pranav, and in cricket there is nepotism too – so goes the argument.But if you look at the facts, you will find that the criticism of Arjun Tendulkar is unnecessary. National Zone reports that the West Zone squad is usually comprised of players who play for Mumbai. The innings was set after Pranav Mukherjee broke the record for the Mumbai team. The Mumbai team had already played a few matches. Pranav Dhanwade’s father has come up with an explanation for the ongoing allegations.Pranav’s father Prashant responded that the selection of Mumbai Under-16 team was done before his son scored 1009 runs. Pranav did not get a selection in the team. Arjun and Pranam are best friends. Prashant responded to a national press. From the words of Pranav’s father, it is clear that there is no nepotism in the selection of Arjun Tendulkar. Arjun is currently playing in the under-19s. There have been reports in 2017 that Pranav Dhanwade has not been able to keep his eye on cricket. Later, Pranav got active again in college competitions. AdvertisementFree Matrimony here at Kerala Matrimony Register! read more