The Ministry of Culture provides instructions for holding public and cultural events

first_img“The summer months are ahead of us and we hope that part of the program will be realized in the open air. We will carefully analyze all plans with experts, and we will inform the interested public about possible further decisions on easing the restrictions.” The Ministry of Culture (MK) is receiving numerous inquiries regarding the possible normalization of the work of the theater as well as the organization of public events, plays, concerts or filming, the MK said in a statement. Photo: Fortress of St. Mihovilacenter_img In cooperation with professional associations and directors of institutions, we develop precise instructions in order to enable the realization of those activities that do not pose a health threat to artists and performers, or to devise alternative ways of organizing public performances to avoid health risks for the audience and and for contractors, they point out from MK and add: last_img

Iraq PM to quit amid protests

first_imgAbdul Mahdi’sresignation announcement came hours after a call from Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslimcleric for the government to step down to end the unrest.  Around 400people were killed in protests since the start of October, and at least 15 diedon Friday.  IRAQ – PrimeMinister Adel Abdul Mahdi is set to submit his resignation, his office said,after over 40 people were killed on the bloodiest day since anti-governmentprotests began. Iraqis weredemanding jobs, an end to corruption and better public services.center_img Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi is set to submit his resignation, his office said, after over 40 people were killed on the bloodiest day since anti-government protests began. REUTERS United NationsSecretary General Antonio Guterres said he was “deeply concerned over reportsof the continued use of live ammunition against demonstrators” and called for“maximum restraint.”(BBC)last_img

Anonymous donor drops gold coin in Salvation Army kettle

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — While Alpena’s Salvation Army was short of their donations goal for their kettle bell program, Captain Amy Cedervall says they are still able to work with and are grateful for what they’ve received.Along with the contribution from Alpena citizens, they also accepted some other interesting donations as well. One of which included several $100 bills paper clipped together and dropped off at up to five different drop off locations. Cedervall says that this anonymous donor has been doing this for the past four or five years. “It’s just exciting. It’s fun,” she said. “Obviously the person wants to stay anonymous. We appreciate that and we understand. It’s humbling for us to know that somebody believes in us enough and what we’re doing to trust us with that much of a donation.”However, that’s not the only interesting donation they received. While sifting through one of the kettles, Cedervall said she noticed a coin that wasn’t like the rest. “I was shocked,” she said. “When I first saw it , just the little corner of it sticking out, I thought it was a dollar, like the gold dollar coin, and we pull those out because our change machine doesn’t do well with them. So if we see them we try to pull them out and as soon as I tried to pull it out I realized very quickly that it was not a dollar coin.”Cedervall said that before she and her husband arrived on the scene six years ago, it was pretty common for someone to drop a gold coin in a kettle every year, but this is the first year that they’ve received one. While they don’t have an exact number right now, the 1 ounce of gold in the coin alone values it just under $1,500.Cedervall said they are thankful to both of these anonymous donors and also everyone else who sacrificed their own money for the salvation army’s cause. “We appreciate every donation. We appreciate the people who put the pocket change in because that adds up and that means something to us and it helps us be able to provide the services that we provide year-round.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Salvation Army of AlpenaContinue ReadingPrevious Local Alpena Family is Closing a Chapter on a Christmas TraditionNext Spruce woman dies in crash on New Years Evelast_img read more

Skiing is simple

first_imgYou stand balanced on the center of the turning ski and pressure it through the turn. At the end of the turn, you switch to the other foot and repeat. You do this on mellow slopes, on steep slopes, in open bowls, in trees, on sunny days and on days you can’t seek the forest for the snow.That’s it. You balance on a ski sliding down a hill.Skiing is simple.I’m only half jesting. Watch a great skier on the hill and notice how they seem to simply stand on their ski riding down the hill. In essence, they are doing just that.The trick to balancing lies in remaining centered and using the whole of the ski’s running surface against the snow. This holds true for any skier at any ability level.Think about it for a second. Running across the ice of a frozen pond, it’s hard to keep your balance. Try to make a quick turn and, boom, you’re down. Running across a field, it’s easy. Run across the same field when it’s wet and it’s easy until you have to turn or stop. Then you have same problems as on the pond. Not in the same extreme manner as on ice, but the control and effort to stay upright falls somewhere between the dry field and ice. If your runners have cleats, you grip the wet grass and turn with ease. If you put on a pair of skates to cross the pond, it’s a piece of cake. Zip.Think about the skates on the pond. It’s easier to skate when you engage the skates against the ice. Just wobbling along trying to stay upright is difficult. Push and glide, the effort returns a semblance of balance. You engage the skate blade with the ice. Stay balanced over the skate and you remain upright. Go too far forward or too far back and boom, you’re down. Plop. Sounds a lot like skiing.Sounds a lot like surfing and skateboarding too.Sounds like any athletic activity. To stay upright, you remain centered. You stay engaged in the action.Go back to a wedge. Find a mellow slope and make a few turns. Watch how to start the turn in a wedge, you have to engage the uphill ski early, before it starts to turn or move into the fall line. To be smooth, you stand on it evenly and glide the ski all the way through in big sweeping “C” shaped turns until it is running across the hill and then step on the other ski, the uphill ski and repeat the effort. As you ski along, still in a wedge, watch how easy it is to turn if you keep turning. In other words, stepping from one turn to the next like you are running down stairs. Never let the ski run in a traverse. Starting a turn out of a traverse becomes more difficult.Now speed up the turns.What happens?Your skis match, go parallel. The parallel turn is a natural extension of the wedge turn.When someone makes a wedge turn, they use the non-turning ski, the ski riding on the inside of the turn, for balance like training wheels on a bike. Once you stand comfortably on the turning or outside ski, you don’t need that inside ski for balance. The faster you go, the more the outside ski grips and the less you need the inside ski for balance.As on a bike, a certain amount of speed is your friend. Gravity pulls us down the hill. A turning ski is working against gravity and converting gravity into turning motion. The more turns you make, the slower  you go. More turns means more of the acceleration of gravity has been co-opted into turns.See. It’s really simple. Stand on the ski. Make lots of turns. Control your speed.Keith Liggett is a Fernie-based writer.last_img read more

Donegal man elected as Bishop of Down & Dromore

first_imgBallintra native David McClay has been announced as the next Bishop of the Church of Ireland Diocese of Down and Dromore.David McClay, who is the current Archdeacon of Down and Rector of Willowfield Parish Church in East Belfast, was elected as Bishop this week to succeed the retired Rt Revd Harold Miller.McClay was previously Rector of Kilkeel and has served his whole ordained ministry to date in the Diocese of Down and Dromore. Before his ordination in 1987 he worked in Magee of Donegal in Donegal Town.On his new appointment, the bishop-elect said: “I would like to ask people to pray that I would always be a godly leader, that I would be one who would be faithful to Christ, and that I will always give my best in the role of a bishop in God’s Church, enabling the Church of Ireland in Down and Dromore and in Ireland to thrive.”The consecration date will be determined at a later time.Donegal man elected as Bishop of Down & Dromore was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Church of Irelanddavid mcclayDown and Dromorelast_img read more

Watch as Steph Curry weaves magic in a bit with the Harlem Globetrotters

first_imgSome would say, derisively, that Curry and the Warriors have already mastered and merged the fine arts of basketball and unadulterated entertainment. All that is needed to make it … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceTwo unassailable truths emerged from Steph Curry’s scrimmage with some of the Harlem Globetrotters on Thursday.1. The NBA needs to adopt the red, white and blue basketball.And 2. Curry has a soft place to land if the NBA folds.last_img

Smart Phones Show How the Times are a Changing

first_imgalex williams Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#news#Products Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Look at how smart phones are reaching into the enterprise and it’s clear a cultural shift is taking place that is transforming the relationship between IT and business users.Smart phones in the enterprise are a user-driven phenomena. People buy smart phones to do work, but also for personal use. IDC is estimating that by 2013, a billion mobile devices will access the Internet. In light of this onslaught, how do IT managers keep things in check? MobileIron believes the trick is in treating smart phones as computers. By employing a data-centric model, IT can manage and control how smart phones are used, while at the same time creating a cooperative environment with users. MobileIron uses the data from smart phones to help IT administrators create social graphs for users that gives insights into the business. Call histories and SMS messages are no longer locked in the phone. Instead, the information can be aggregated and analyzed.IT is slowly learning that the days of using command and control tactics are ending. As smart phones become ubiquitous, IT is struggling to keep up with security and the costs of managing how employees access information and applications. Serving as a police agency is ineffective. The real answer is to develop a cooperative culture.For example, MobileIron provides the capabilities for an enterprise to establish its own “app stores.” IT can manage what applications may be accessed by users. The MobileIron methods allow for all sorts of opportunities. Costly roaming charges can be monitored as can service quality.MobileIron demonstrates how smart phones are becoming an icon for cultural change in the enterprise. In many ways, the social Web is changing how we view the way we work. The advent of smart phones accelerates that shift and will force the enterprise to alter the way IT has historically worked with business users.center_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts last_img read more

Robinson not losing sleep over Pirates’ 28 turnovers

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCJ Perez may have gotten his career-best in scoring, but it was his six turnovers that caught coach Topex Robinson’s attention.“Career-high in turnovers, too?,” the mentor quipped after Lyceum’s 78-73 win over San Sebastian on Friday where his prized ward dropped 28 points along with 10 rebounds against his six turnovers.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Not that Robinson was looking for faults in Perez’ game.The soft-spoken mentor knows that turnovers are an inevitable part of his team’s game given the Pirates’ fast-paced system. What counts is how they make up for those miscues.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The thing about our team is we’re allowed to make mistakes. It’s not a sin to turn the ball over because you know that they really didn’t mean to turn the ball over,” said Robinson.“What’s important is how you get back after that turnover. I guess that’s very important to our team. So you just have to trust them that they’re gonna make mistakes and they’ll be responsible to make up for those mistakes later on.” Robinson has already accepted that more miscues will be coming Lyceum’s way, and a lot of which may come from his leaders like Perez. But the only way to negate that is to keep his wards prepared for everything that will be thrown at them.“We’ll work on the things that we have control of which is our preparation, on how we’re gonna cover our mistakes,” he said. “We wanna focus all of our energy to us, on how we’re gonna keep on growing, how we’re gonna keep on improving. That’s the good thing about committing mistakes: there’s always room for correction and always room for growth.” Christian Standhardinger piques interest of teams ahead of PBA draft Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next That mindset has been ingrained in the Pirates with Robinson trusting his players to make the right decisions, and it has worked wonders so far as they tout an immaculate 15-0 record this NCAA Season 93.“I just remind them of things, but I’m not gonna get mad at them. I played and I know the feeling if there’s so much pressure, but again, there’s no such thing as a perfect game. So we just let them be. They’re committing mistakes, but then again, I can trust them that they will always fight back and make up for those,” he said.The Pirates committed 28 turnovers in the game against the Golden Stags, no doubt a high mark for any team seeking to contend for a title.But Lyceum did not let San Sebastian take advantage of those, forcing the latter to commit 27 turnovers and holding them to a measly 34-percent clip from the field.Three wins away from completing the unprecedented 18-0 sweep in the elimination phase, the Pirates brace for the toughest stretch yet as they close their schedule with games against Letran, Jose Rizal U, and San Beda.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates PLAY LIST 02:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Blast Hampers Tanker Operations at Indias Kandla Port

first_imgzoom An explosion has been reported at an oil jetty in India’s Kandla Port which shut down tanker operations over the weekend.The blast and heavy fire occurred on Saturday night, September 23 at the pipeline junction leading to the liquid cargo storage terminal belonging to the Friends Salt Works & Allied Industries (FSWAI). One worker carrying out maintenance works was killed in the blast and three more were seriously injured.The subcontractor workers were said to be changing valves at the Oil Jetty 3 FSWAI junction at the time of the explosion.Following the incident, the port authority suspended all discharge and loading operations at the terminal until further notice.Firefighters were rushed to the scene and doused the fire on early Sunday morning.As a result, tanker operations at most of Kandla Port’s oil jetties resumed on September 24.“The port’s Fire & Safety Department has given necessary clearances for KESAR, VOPAK, IMC, JRE and all other terminals except for the affected FSWAI terminal. Discharging operations at oil jetties have re-commenced with cargoes nominated for FSWAI terminal being diverted to other working terminals,” GAC informed.Normal operations are expected to be reinstated once the terminal is fully back in operation.“Cargo discharge acceptance at the FSWAI Terminal will be hampered until the lines are repaired and fully re-commissioned. There are total 14 drop lines at FSWAI junction and, due to the explosion, these lines have become totally unusable and will be non-operational for the next month, as per the initial updates received,” GAC added.Due to the disruption in operations berthing delays are expected to be twice as long, lasting at least for four days for arriving vessels.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more