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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No more mister niche guy

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Martinelli: Parents influenced my season’s success

first_img Martinelli only moved to London from Brazil last summer and admits he’s grateful his parents are able to live with him. He told Marca: “I had a very good childhood. My father placed me in the Corinthians to play football at age six, since then I have not stopped. So I lived with my father and my mother and in the same courtyard my grandfather lived with my uncle.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsMost Appreciated First Ladies In The History Of America7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Read more: Ronaldinho backs Arsenal sensation to emulate Brazil icon Ronaldo “The change has been difficult. Moving to England is complicated but it is all for a purpose, which is the most important thing, to come to play for Arsenal. “My parents live with me and are always by my side. My sisters stayed in Brazil. With food and stuff I have no problem because my mother cooks at home and it is easier for me.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Gabriel Martinelli says his parents being with him in London has contributed to his outstanding form this season.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Freshman Team Gets ‘W’ Against Chargers

first_imgThe Freshman Boys Basketball team won an exciting game on Saturday against North Decatur 45-36.The game was tied after the 1st quarter 11-11. Batesville had the lead going into the the half 24-18. North Decatur, however, fought back in the 3rd quarter, taking the lead at one point from Batesville. The 4th quarter proved to be the difference as Batesville outscored North Decatur 14-4, ending the game 45 – 36.The Bulldogs were led by Charlie Dice with 14, Cory Ralston 12, Seth Gausman 8, Bill Lynam 5, and Shane Meer and Jacob Deutsch with 3 a each.The Bulldogs host East Central Thursday at 6pm at BHS.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sean Boyce.last_img

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Andrew “Andy” Lee Hand

first_imgAndrew “Andy” Lee Hand, 89, of Milan passed away Monday, February 25, 2019 at The Seasons in Milan.  Andy was born Saturday, July 13, 1929 in Fairfield Township, Butler County, Ohio the son of Harold and Mary Elizabeth (Inden) Hand.  He married Dorothea “Dottie” Schmidt November 7, 1953 and she preceded him in death August 15, 2018.  Andy was a pharmacist, a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and served his country in the U.S. Army.  He was a member of the Milan F & AM #31, Murat Shrine, Milan Lions Club, Milan Legion Post #235, Gymkhana Club, founder and member of the 3 Rivers Swim Club and past board member of Margaret Mary Community Hospital.  He enjoyed horseback riding, golf and was the owner, operator and pharmacist of the Milan Drug Store from 1963 till 1988.Andy is survived by sons: Todd (Vivian) Hand of FL and Eric (Becky) Hand of Milan; daughters: Carla Unroe of San Francisco, CA and Elizabeth (Ken) Martini of West Chester, OH; sisters: Rose Willig of North College Hill and Dolores Hand of Northern Kentucky and 7 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by son David Hand, parents, wife, 2 brothers and 1 sister.A memorial service will be held at 4:30 PM Sunday, March 3, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 7124 North State Road 101, Milan, IN 47031 with Pastor Sue Socha officiating.  Memorials may be given in honor of Andy to the Milan Library or Boy Scout Troop #631.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, P.O. Box 243, Milan, IN 47031 (812) 654 – 2141.  You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

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Rodgers keen on Manquillo

first_img Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is interested in striking a deal to bring young Atletico Madrid defender Javier Manquillo to Anfield. The 20-year-old has played just six league matches in the last two seasons for the Primera Division champions as understudy to Spain international Juanfran. Press Association Sport understands Rodgers is interested in taking the right-back on loan with a view to a permanent deal, although reports in Spain of an agreement already having been reached are premature. center_img Manquillo, who has also interested Arsenal, would provide competition for England international Glen Johnson, who is in the final year of his contract but has reached an impasse with the Reds over a new deal. The club had wanted the defender to sign a contract on reduced terms considering the basis he turns 30 next month but Johnson does not want to accept that. An £8.5million deal for QPR striker Loic Remy, who on Monday flew to the United States to join Liverpool’s Boston training camp and have a medical, is likely to be concluded later in the week. Belgium forward Divock Origi is also expected to join the Reds in America at some point with an agreement all-but completed with his French club Lille. “The deal isn’t done yet. Liverpool is still the most concrete option,” the player’s father Mike told Mediahuis back in their homeland. “There’s another team that shows interest. We want to take a decision soon. “On Monday, Divock is expected back at for their first training session. “We would like to have everything wrapped before that day.” last_img read more

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SHC Silencers, GBTI GCC Spartans win big on opening night

first_imgTHE sixth Annual Junior Indoor Hockey Championships got off to an exciting start on Wednesday evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall with the SHC Silencers and the GBTI GCC Spartans being the big winners of the night.In the Farfan & Mendes U-16 girls division, the GBTI GCC Spartans cruised to an easy 10-0 victory over YMCA Old Fort which was the largest margin of victory for the evening.Prolific goal scorer, Abosaide Cadogan led with four goals, Madison Fernandes and Sarah Klautky scored doubles, while Haley Carpenter and Madison Singh scored one each.  The SHC Supreme outplayed their club counterparts, the SHC Sensations, by 2-1 in the other U-16 girls matchup of the evening.  Charlia Webb and Mariah Seegobind were the scorers for the Supremes while Dharanee Meghoo scored one for the Sensations.In the Farfan & Mendes boy’s U-16 division, the SHC Silencers tamed the GCC War Dogs with a 3-1 win.  Baraka Garnett led the score sheet with two goals while teammate, Nkhuma Hutson, scored a single.Jonathan Bissoon was the lone goal scorer for the War Dogs.  The Silencers then established their dominance by returning to the floor later the same evening to exact a 4-0 beating of the Joseph Warriors.  This time the scoring was evenly shared between Nkhuma Hutson, Baraka Garnett, Javid Hussain and Jabari Lovell.  The SHC Shockwave and YMCA Old Fort ended in a 0-0 draw for the third match in this division.The GBTI GCC Spartans began their campaign in the Sunshine Snacks Girls U-21 competition in similar fashion to the Under-16.  Sarah Klautky amassed a hat-trick of goals in the Spartans 7-0 victory over YMCA Old Fort including a brilliant solo effort in the 13th minute.  Abosaide Cadogan added two goals while Madison Fernandes and Kirsten completed the table with one goal each.The most entertaining match of the evening saw the YMCA Old Fort Under-21 boys come from behind to defeat the GCC Pitbulls by 3-2.After Samuel Woodroffe put the Pitbulls up in the 7th minute, Old Fort came storming back with three goals in the next ten minutes via Omar Hopkinson, Nandalall Persaud and Luis Adams.  Rahim Oliver managed to draw GCC back within one in the dying seconds of the match which saw Old Fort through to the 3-2 win. Matches continue for the rest of the week with the finals scheduled for Sunday.last_img read more

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Time called on `unofficial Test matches’ on the beach – Elroy Stephney reminisces

first_imgNOTHING was more pleasurable to me than spending hours of enthralling rivalry on the ragged Henrietta Beach on the Essequibo Coast.The primitively constructed waterfront was laid out with a vast expanse of solid brown sand, strewn with small rocks, whispering flowers and complete with various, busy insects.The waves usually washed ashore gently; but as the minutes ticked away, they rose angrily, accompanied by roaring sounds, signalling us to retreat. Splashes of water would forcibly spill over in some sections and at that moment, you knew it was time to leave the natural forces alone.Coincidentally, the venue was where the unofficial Test matches were hosted, many of which resulted in disputes. Triumphs were celebrated with lemonade drink for the rookies and Vodka/rum for the veterans, whose consumption level would rise simultaneously with the waves. Historically too it was where I learnt to swim and I could boast of mastering the art.In contrast, modern venues now have the luxury of impressive, swimming pools. It is quite sad indeed that these delightful times no longer exist due to environmental transformation relating to climate change.Mangrove trees are now being grown on the beach as a means of combatting the threatening high seas. Mosquitoes, crabs and undesirable insects have replaced the robust hitting and searing pace-bowling on the water’s edge.The unpopular intervention has left us still counting our losses of the number of balls that disappeared with the waves beyond the horizon.Yet, I still remember timing a solid supreme ball in the old Rohan Kanhai-like fashion and as it beats the diving fielder the ball will travel with Usain Bolt- like speed along the thinly compact stretch of sand without an end in sight. The game would momentarily cease for the retriever whose energy level was often tested.On other occasions, a cycle was substituted to minimise time.  There was never a dull moment and scores of seasoned players from the villages would assemble every Sunday for our Mini World Cup. Sometimes the intense and gripping encounters would create the monsters in us, as though unfazed by the gentleman’s mantra; yet minutes after, orderliness would be restored though not by the umpire who, in rare cases, would portray judge-like qualities. More often than not his decisions would cause chaos. Had there been a tribunal though, many of the seemingly noble men would have been implicated for conspiracy. It was a habitual, if not acceptable way, however, of preserving the elites’ supremacy when they were on the losing end on an often hostile turf.Upon reflection and as I stood momentarily with a great sense of cherished memories; Henrietta Beach will remain an indelible feature of my childhood recreational foundation.In fact, the monumental space will also be remembered for the rare sights of whales, sea cows, manatees and numerous unknown fishes.A new chapter has now emerged and I reckon that the kids will now have to seek other open areas to explore. This environmental dispensation is occurring throughout the length of the seabed along the Essequibo Coast. Time therefore has been promptly called on our ‘unofficial’ Test matches there.last_img read more

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Onondaga Nation to host 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships for 1st time

first_img Published on April 2, 2015 at 6:08 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman For the first time ever, the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships will be held in The Onondaga Nation.The event will take place at three venues in and around Syracuse from Sept. 18-27, including the War Memorial Arena, Onondaga Nation Arena and the Carrier Dome.“It will be our pleasure and our honor to have the game come home,” Onondaga Nation’s Oren Lyons said in a press conference in the Carrier Dome on Thursday evening. “Lacrosse is coming home in 2015.”The WIL Championship is held every four years and the 2015 tournament will include 13 nations: United States, Canada, Iroquois Nationals, Australia, Czech Republic, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey.The opening game will take place at the War Memorial, round-robin games will be played at the Onondaga Nation Arena and the bronze- and gold-medal matches will at the Dome with a capacity of 28,000 fans.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn 2011, Canada took the gold medal, while the Iroquois Nationals finished second and the United States third.In addition to hosting the games, the Haudenosaunee will host a Cultural Festival on the Nation at Onondaga Nation Arena. Native dancers, musicians and artists from across North America will display their Nation’s values.“I would like to extend our best wishes and gratitude to the Haudenosaunee for hosting the FIL 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships,” FIL president Stan Cockerton said. “We are confident that hosting the 2015 WILC in Onondaga Nation and in Syracuse will result in an event that will set a benchmark for future events to aspire to.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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