In the first 7 days, Poreč Bike Share attracted more than 300 users

first_imgPoreč Bike Share, the most modern system for automatic bicycle rental that provides citizens and guests of Poreč with a simple, fast and affordable form of transport in the city, in just seven days attracted over 300 users who made more than 500 rentals and pedaled more than 1000 kilometers.Poreč Bike Share consists of 70 bicycles arranged at 5 stations that can be rented at any station and also returned at any other station, which significantly facilitates uninterrupted cycling for all users. This Valamar investment is worth more than one million kuna, and was realized in cooperation with Sistema javnih bicikla doo, a licensed nextbike partner known throughout Europe.But, most importantly, Poreč received additional content, and it is precisely the quality, variety and most importantly authentic content that makes a tourist destination successful.last_img read more

Made in Cape Town: African sci-fi

first_imgSweetheart, played by Inge Beckmann, sets out on the journey to find her family.The film is 100% homegrown. A promo shot for the forthcoming FiveFingers for Marseilles. (Images: Be Phat Motel) MEDIA CONTACTS • Michael MatthewsProducer, Be Phat Motel+27 74 101 2347 RELATED ARTICLES • Hollywood studio for Cape Town • All eyes on Spud: The Movie • SA-set sci-fi satire huge hit in US • Cape Town: Africa’s Hollywood• Cape Town’s creature creatorsJanine ErasmusFar from being a District 9 copy, the new black-and-white sci-fi film from Cape Town-based production company Be Phat Motel has its own dark ambience and unique character that is set to breathe new life into the genre.The self-funded thriller, titled Sweetheart, is not a full-length feature film but still manages to entertain throughout its 26 minutes. It previewed to a receptive audience on 2 December 2010 at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town.The film stars Inge Beckmann – former vocalist of local electronic group Lark – as Sweetheart, with theatre actor Andre Weidemann as Ogilvy and Survivor Africa host Anthony Oseyemi as Honest John. The supporting cast includes Norman Murray, model Pope Jerrod, and Aidan Whytock, a finalist in the 2010 Top Billing presenter search.Sweetheart is Be Phat’s first short film and is directed by Michael Matthews and written by Sean Drummond, with a score composed by James Matthes. The film was made purely for creative purposes, claim the Be Phat team, and not to deliver any specific message or lesson.Like District 9, Sweetheart was shot with Red One cameras. Its monochrome style, which the team says is based on the Coen Brothers’ 2001 The Man Who Wasn’t There, is a tribute to the noir films of the 1950s and 1960s. Many of the visuals were filmed in the old suburb of Woodstock, which lies about a kilometre from Cape Town’s city centre.In mid-2010 Be Phat released a teaser on the internet, and the full trailer may now also be viewed online.Mysterious eventsThe story, which was written in under a week and filmed in eight days at the beginning of 2010, plays out in the 1950s against the backdrop of one of the tense periods of the Cold War.“We shot the film two weeks after coming up with the idea,” said Matthews in a recent interview with Cape Town Magazine, “and without funding. I got the last part of the script on the morning we started shooting.”“We worked with a bunch of great actors on the film,” added Drummond. “Tireless, they all gave way more of themselves than they needed to – there was a great energy.”Sweetheart is a young wife and mother living on a farm with her family. Her husband and stepsons travel into town one day, and don’t come back. While she waits for them to return she catches glimpses of mysterious events in the distance.Eventually Sweetheart realises that her family is not coming back, and she’s forced to leave the farm and make the trip to the city – a strange, post-apocalyptic 1950s version of Cape Town – to look for them. When she gets there she finds the place deserted, except for random groups of survivors. This makes her task all the more dangerous, but if she wants to find the answers, she must press on.Bigger and better thingsBe Phat Motel was established in 2007 and from the early days of commercials and music videos, they are now set on a new course of producing feature films.The Be Phat core team comprises award-winning director Matthews, editor Daniel Mitchell, producer/screenwriter Drummond, and cinematographer Shaun Lee.The team originally planned Sweetheart as a five-minute experimental film, but found that it was better suited to its final length. Even without the considerable muscle of District 9 producer Peter Jackson, Be Phat has high hopes for Sweetheart and with the interest already seen online and at the preview screening, their hopes have every chance of being realised.Their first feature film is currently in development – Five Fingers for Marseilles, which starts off in 1980s rural South Africa and aims to merge the country’s history with the classic western theme. It follows the struggle for freedom from police oppression of the small community of Railway, which sits on the fringes of a fictional South African town called Marseilles.At first only five young men – the Five Fingers – are brave enough to stand up to the authorities, until one of them commits a crime that sends him to prison for 20 years. When he returns to his home town he finds it under threat from a new source, and must once again fight to save the day.Five Fingers will play mainly in Sesotho and isiXhosa, with some English.last_img read more

South Africa’s Mboweni goes to university

first_imgA former Reserve Bank governor, Tito Mboweni, has been named an honorary professor in the School of Economics and Business Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).“I am delighted to be associated in such a meaningful way with Wits, its students and faculty,” Mboweni said in a university statement yesterday.“As one of the leading institutions located in the heart of the financial markets in South Africa and on the continent, Wits has an important contribution to make through its academic endeavours in these relevant areas.”Wits vice-chancellor Adam Habib said the university was privileged to welcome Mboweni to the institution.“His knowledge, expertise and political and economic savvy will add value to our teaching and research programmes and will be hugely beneficial to our staff, students and members of the Wits community. We look forward to many debates and robust interactions going forward,” he said.“Given our current economic circumstances and Africa’s role in the global economy, we require many more intellectuals of the calibre of Mr Mboweni to influence young minds and to develop our future leaders.”About MboweniMboweni was appointed to the board of the New Development Bank, the newly established Brics bank, as a non-executive director.He served as the minister of labour from 1994 to 1998, and as the governor of the Reserve Bank from 1999 to 2009. He was the eighth governor of the central bank and the first black South African to hold the post.According to Wits, Mboweni holds a Batchelor of Arts degree in economics and political science from the University of Lesotho and a Master of Arts degree in development economics from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom.He also served as the chancellor of North-West University from 2002 to 2005 and has been awarded several honorary doctorates locally and abroad.At present, he serves as an adviser to Goldman Sachs International, and is the non-executive chairman of the boards of Nampak Limited, SacOil Holdings, Accelerate Property Fund and the African Centre for Economic Transformation.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

Revoke suspension of MLA: Hooda

first_imgCongress leaders led by former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday approached the Haryana Governor, demanding revocation of the suspension of party MLA Karan Dalal from the Assembly. The Speaker had suspended Mr. Dalal from the House for one year during the recently concluded monsoon session, after the ruling BJP and the INLD both supported the motion for his suspension, allegedly for a derogatory remark. Terming the decision of suspending Mr. Dalal unjust and arbitrary, the Congress leaders, in a memorandum to Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya, said the decision was taken without giving Mr. Dalal an opportunity to explain the position.last_img

World Cup 2019: What happens to semi-final race if India lose to England today

first_imgIndia are facing an uphill task as they have been set a target of 338 in 50 overs by hosts England in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 meeting at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday.All eyes are on this crunch encounter as the result of Match 38 of the World Cup 2019 will have an effect on the semi-final chances of quite a few teams, including India’s Asian neighbours Pakistan.India had been unbeaten in World Cup 2019 and headed into the match in Birmingham as firm favouites against England who are in danger of facing an early exit from the tournament after back-to-back defeats to Sri Lanka and Australia.India vs England, World Cup 2019: Live Cricket ScoreHowever, England came out with a lot of positive intent, boosted by the return of their big-hitting opener Jason Roy. Roy and Jonny Bairstow gave England a flying start after Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bat on a flat surface at Edgaston.Roy and Bairstow took the Indian attack, especially their spinners to the cleaners and added 160 runs for the opening stand. Roy missed out on a hundred but Bairstow got to the 3-figure mark — his first in World Cups. India though pulled things back with a fine 2nd spell from Mohammed Shami wherein he removed Bairstow and Eoin Morgan in quick succession.Shami finished with figures of 5 for 69 and Jasprit Bumrah 1 for 44 after a top-class spell of death bowling to make sure England didn’t post a total in excess of 350.What happens if India lose to England in Birmingham on Sundayadvertisement World Cup 2019 points table as of June 30 (Before India vs England)India’s chancesMatches to play: Bangladesh on July 2, Sri Lanka on July 6India’s chances of making the semi-finals will still remain bright. India are likely to stay at the 2nd spot with 11 points from 7 matches if they don’t lose by a big margin. Virat Kohli’s men just need to win one more from their next 2 matches to qualify. However, if India lose all 3 matches, then they have to depend on net run rate to seal their progress.England’s chancesMatches to play: New Zealand on July 3England will receive a huge boost as they will be only 1 win away from making the last-four stage of World Cup 2019. England would return into the top-four with 10 points from 8 matches and push Pakistan to the 5th spot. And if England beat New Zealand in their final match, they will seal their progress.New Zealand’s chancesMatches to play: England on July 3New Zealand will qualify for the semi-finals if India beat England on Sunday. However, if they lose, the Black Caps face a must-win situation in their final group-stage against England match on July 3.New Zealand, who are sitting 3rd with 11 points from 8 matches, can get knocked out if they lose to England by a big margin on Wednesday.Pakistan’s chancesMatches to play: Bangladesh on June 5Pakistan fans were backing India to beat England as their chances get a massive boost if their arch-rivlas collect 2 points on Sunday.However, if England beat India then Pakistan will not only have to beat Bangladesh in their final group-stage match on July 5 but also hope England lose to New Zealand on July 3. Pakistan can get knocked out if England beat New Zealand.However, if Pakistan can beat Bangladesh by a big margin and England beat New Zealand by a huge margin, then Pakistan can pip the Black Caps into the semi-final.Sri Lanka’s chancesMatches to play: West Indies on July 1, India on July 6Sri Lanka will be the worst affected by an Indian loss on Sunday. The Islanders are on 6 points with as many matches and they need nothing less than a win in their last 2 matches to stay alive. However, England’s win on Sunday will make their qualification chances slimmer.England will go up to 10 points with a win on Sunday and the maximum Sri Lanka, who have the worst net run rate among the teams in the semi-final race, can get to is 10 points.Bangladesh’s chancesMatches to play: India on July 2, Pakistan on July 5Bangladesh need to beat Pakistan and India to keep their semi-final chances alive. England’s win on Sunday makes their chances difficult as England can get to a maximum of 12 points. Even if Bangladesh win their next 2 matches, it might not be enough for them with England having a point more than them.Also Read | Sure Pakistan fans will be supporting us, says Virat KohliAlso Read | Yuzvendra Chahal bowls most expensive spell by an Indian in World Cup historyAlso See:advertisementlast_img read more

ALBERTABORN ACTOR ERIC JOHNSON JOINS SEASON 6 OF VIKINGS

first_img Twitter Johnson has quite the packed resumé. Besides Smallville, Flash Gordon, Rookie Blue and The Knick — the series referenced above — he has also been seen in Orphan Black and The Girlfriend Experience, and made his movie debut at 14 in the Oscar-winning Legends of the Fall, which starred Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins. He also gets close to top billing in a couple of the Fifty Shades of Grey movies, including Fifty Shades Freed, which is out Friday.Closer to home, Johnson will pop up on Canadian TV screens soon in Caught, the CBC miniseries that debuts Feb. 26, playing a drug mogul opposite star Allan Hawco.Vikings, a Canada/Ireland co-production, is currently shooting in Ireland, with broadcast details to be announced at a later date.Viewers can catch up on Season 5, including the recently aired midseason finale, at history.ca and on the History GO app.by DEBRA YEO Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement He’s played a high school rival to Superman, a comic-book hero, a police detective and a turn-of-the-century doctor, and now Alberta native Eric Johnson is adding Viking warrior to his resumé.Edmonton-born Johnson, 38, has joined Season 6 of the History drama Vikings.In a news release, History said the new character is Erik, “a formidable warrior who is an outlaw living on his wits and martial skills.” Alberta-born movie and TV star Eric Johnson is adding Viking warrior to his resume.last_img read more

Sesame Streets Grover to read to 1500 students today courtesy of Beaches

first_img Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Related Items:beaches resort and spa, enid capron primary school, sesame street. grover Sandals drops major bomb, makes Misick brothers look terribly suspect Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you PNP Party says it led wooden pier removal by Beaches Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Mar 2015 – Education Week continues today and Sesame Street’s Grover will leave the Beaches Resort property to read to students of three area schools. The ‘Reading with Grover campaign will include Enid Capron Primary – 9:45am; Oseta Jolly Primary – 10:15am and then Ianthe Pratt Primary— 10:45am. Yesterday, the Turks and Caicos International School transformed its institution to depict the culture and history of the country with students being the main presenters. Today the Fortis TCI Science Fair opens at the Gus Lightbourne Gym.last_img read more

Eastlake Middle School sets up outdoor grill to solve long lunch line

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Elizabeth Alvarez Elizabeth Alvarez, Eastlake Middle School sets up outdoor grill to solve long lunch line problemcenter_img Posted: February 28, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings February 28, 2018last_img read more