Two Croatian projects in the finals of the European Natura 2000 Awards

first_imgAmong the 27 finalists, there are two projects in which they are also Croatian partners, which compete in five categories. LENA – Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube region ECO KARST – For Nature and For People The European Commission has announced the finalists of the European Natura 2000 Award for 2020. Voting is open until September 15, 2020. Find out more about all the finalists HERElast_img

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Walcott, Cadogan warm up with wins

first_imgKASSIE Walcott and Abosaide Cadogan were among the premier winners when the 2020 Bounty Farm Ltd Handicap Squash Tournament spiked up last evening at the Georgetown Club.With a total of 13 matches in Category A and the Open Category, serious action commenced immediately. Shiloh Asregado (-5) lost in straight games to Walcott (13) 15-8, 15-9 while Joshua Verwey (-5) was beaten by Grant Fernandes (10) 15-1, 15-4.Tiana Gomes (13) beat Rylee Rodrigues (9) 15-8, 11-15, 15-14 while Lajuan Munroe (2) whipped Brenno Da Silva (10) 11-15, 15-12, 15-14.Cadogan (0) owned the Open category after hammering Tian Edwards (12) 15-12, 15-14. Louis Da Silva (10) cruised past Ian Mekdeci (-2) 15-2, 15-10 while the talented Zachary Persaud (10) proved too good for Lydia Fraser (7) winning 15-2, 15-9.The tournament continues nightly at 18:00hrs with the finals are scheduled for Sunday at 11:00hrs.Category AKassie Walcott (13) beat Shiloh Asregado (-5) 15-8, 15-9.Grant Fernandes (10) trounced Joshua Verwey (-5) 15-1, 15-4.Tiana Gomes (13) beat Rylee Rodrigues (9) 15-8, 11-15, 15-14.Lajuan Munroe (2) defeated Brenno Da Silva (10) 11-15, 15-12, 15-14.Rayad Boyce (5) beat Demetri Lowe (9) 15-14, 15-7.Beau Fernandes (7) bettered Nandishraj Singh (13) 15-7, 15-11.Dhiren Persaud (3) defeated Lucas Persaud (7) 15-12, 15-12.Open CategoryAbosaide Cadogan (0) got past Tian Edwards (12) 15-12, 15-14Louis da Silva (10) beat Ian Mekdeci (-2) 15-2, 15-10.Zachary Persaud (10) thrashed Lydia Fraser (7) 15-2, 15-9.Mohryan Baksh (0) beat Dane Pereira (9) 15-12, 15-11.Steven Persaud (9) overcame Reagan Rodrigues (8) 14-15, 15-5, 15-10.Brian Edwards (9) beat David Fernandes (9) 15-5, 15-12.last_img read more

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Ideas for I-Day speech, Rio top Mann Ki Baat

first_imgPublished on COMMENTS COMMENT PM Modi calls upon country to wish the best for Indian contingent to the Olympics 2/2 July 31, 2016 sport 1/2 SHARE RELATED Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the flagging off ceremony of ‘Run for Rio’ at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday. Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel is also seen PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the flagging off ceremony of ‘Run for Rio’ at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday. Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel is also seen PTI SHARE SHARE EMAIL From inviting suggestions and “new ideas” for his August 15 address from the Red Fort, to wishing Indian sportspersons the best in the forthcoming Rio Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon citizens to “suggest whatever comes to your mind” and celebrate the country’s 70th Independence Day like Diwali.“I am the first Prime Minister to have been born in free India,” he said in the 22nd edition of his Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast to the nation on Sunday.“Celebrate freedom like a festival – it should not be an official programme, it should be a programme of the people. Like Diwali, it should be our own festival,” he said, urging upon people to do something meaningful on that day and send pictures to the NarendraModi App.Run for RioModi, who flagged off the “Run of Rio” event in the Capital in the morning, urged people send their good wishes to all sportspersons heading for the mega event, adding that he was willing to become a “postman” to carry all the messages sent on his App.“When we hoist the tricolour here on the occasion of 70th Independence Day, I am sure that our national flag will also be hoisted in Rio during this period,” he said.Kalam rememberedRemembering former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his first death anniversary, Modi stressed the importance of research and innovation without which “technology could become a burden and spread a stench like stagnant water”.“Let us AIM to innovate,” he said, referring to the Atal Innovation Mission, adding that to create next-gen innovators, “we will have to link them with Atal Tinkering Labs being set up in schools”. He said the ‘real tribute” to Kalam’s memory would be to boost research and innovation to bring in technology that simplifies day-to-day problems of citizens. However, he also cautioned against “misuse” of technology, urging people to be alert against fraudulent e-mails and SMSes.Caution on drugsSwitching over to health issues, Modi urged upon people not to take antibiotics without prescription and also complete the course prescribed so as not to make such drugs ineffective. “The government is committed to checking antibiotic resistance,” he declared.He also drew attention to the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan, under which pregnant women will be treated free on the 9th of every month in all primary health care centres, and called upon doctors to spare “12 days in a year” for this campaign.On global warming and climate change, Modi said the recently passed CAMPA Bill would lead to massive afforestation in the country, and complimented Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat and the Railway Ministry for taking proactive steps. × Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging of ‘Run for Rio’ at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. Photo credit: @narendramodi Modi meets Rio Olympics-bound athletes Bindra chosen as India’s flag bearer at Rio Olympics Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging of ‘Run for Rio’ at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. Photo credit: @narendramodilast_img read more

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