first_imgMeđimurska song, a traditional tune of Međimurje, as an independent nomination, and The art of drywall construction (Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniques), as a multinational nomination (Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland), are inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity.The great news was confirmed yesterday at a meeting of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held in Port Louis, Mauritius.Međimurska song was entered in the Register of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Croatia in 2013. At the initiative of the holder, the expert recommendation of the Commission for Intangible Cultural Heritage and the decision of the Ministry of Culture, in 2016, preparations began for the preparation of a nomination for enrollment in the Representative List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The nomination was prepared in collaboration with experts: dr. Sc. Lidija Bajuk, Ph.D. Nailom Ceribašić, Ph.D. With the company Zebec and with the support of the local community and a number of institutions from the area of ​​Međimurje County.Međimurska song it is an indispensable part of today’s traditional culture of Međimurje County and a favorite and recognizable musical-traditional sign of Croatian identity, which attracts attention beyond national borders. It consists of verses that are sung to the melody (I see), forming a song (song). According to the age of the verses and the metrical structure of the melody, the melodies can be grouped into older and newer melodies, and according to the form-style and motif-thematic features into epic and lyrical songs. This lively musical tradition is an important factor in social connection and part of family and friendly gatherings of Međimurje men and women.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”The art of drywall construction was entered in the Register of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Croatia in 2013. At the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016, an international initiative was launched to make a nomination to UNESCO so that the art of drywall construction could be inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The agreements began at an informative international meeting of experts in Nicosia (Cyprus – Nomination Coordinator) organized on 22 and 23 January 2016. There, decisions were made on the development of a joint multinational nomination and on further steps (timeline of activities). Along with the Ministry of Culture, Association 4 of the City of Dragodid has been confirmed as the main coordinator of the Republic of Croatia for the preparation of the nomination. The nomination was supported by numerous holders of this cultural property through letters of support.Drywall construction (“drywall”) is the art of making stone structures without the use of binders. In a narrower sense, it refers to masonry with crushed stone with minimal or no processing, and as a broader term it can also include the laying of stone paving and covering, then the construction of engineering structures with carved stone without the use of binders. A characteristic product of drywall construction is the so-called drywall (gromača, međa, mocira, mocir, masiera, redina, prizida, zid, mrtvi zid, mrtvi mir…), which appears in various forms along the entire area of ​​the Adriatic-Dinaric karst and strongly characterizes its landscape, and other characteristic products are smaller buildings for various purposes.One of the goals of the intangible heritage inventory is to encourage the implementation of programs for the protection and preservation of various traditional knowledge and skills through workshops, educational and extracurricular programs, documentation, research, international cooperation and other activities. Of the three UNESCO lists of intangible heritage on the Representative List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity, the Republic of Croatia has so far inscribed 13 intangible assets (2009: Feast of St. Blaise from Dubrovnik, Annual carnival procession of bell ringers from Kastav, The art of making traditional children’s toys from Hrvatsko Zagorje , The procession of queens or lilies from Gorjani, Procession For the Cross from Hvar, Two voices of narrow intervals of Istria and the Croatian coast, Lacemaking in Croatia, 2010: Gingerbread from northern Croatia, Sinjska alka, 2011: Bećarac from eastern Croatia , 2012: Klapa singing, 2013: Mediterranean food as a multinational nomination).A total of 17 cultural assets on the UNESCO list The Republic of Croatia has inscribed a total of 17 cultural assets on the UNESCO lists, with these two newly inscribed elements.On the List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Preservation, the Republic of Croatia has one intangible asset – the musical expression ojkanje, and the third list, the UNESCO Register of Best Practices, includes the Ecomuseum “Ecomuseo” Batana “from Rovinj. By the end of 2018, more than 160 intangible cultural assets were entered in the Register of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Croatia, and a total of 17 of them were included in the UNESCO lists, with these two newly entered elements.last_img read more

first_img Share Tweet LocalNews Put lionfish on domestic tables as food source, fisheries official urge by: – July 10, 2012 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Andrew MagloireChief Fisheries Officer, Andrew Magloire, has appealed to citizens to assist the Fisheries Department in getting rid of the lionfish in Dominica’s waters by consuming it as a food source.The lionfish which he described as a “very veracious feeder” can potentially threaten the reef system as it consumes any living organism which is about half its size. He highlighted the importance of protecting the reef system where the lionfish predominately inhabits.“Without the reef the lionfish would not be present. By virtue of its nature, a reef species although it can inhabit other marine environments but predominantly the reefs systems provide the best home situation and setting for the lionfish. The reef system also provides the best attraction to many of our visitors to Dominica, not only those who can scuba dive but also those who can snorkel and also by virtue of the unique nature of some of our marine environments”.He noted that it is “critical” that citizens understand the invasiveness of the lionfish and the “challenges that the lionfish will pose” to marine life as well.According to Magloire, if urgent measures are not implemented to eliminate the lionfish, within the space of four years, our reef systems could be “completely transformed”. “If lionfish were to be left alone by our human interventions, in a very short space of time; two to three years, four years probably, our reef systems would be completely transformed into a reef with predominantly, say 99 % of the fish you will find there would probably be lionfish. That is significant in the sense that many of us who enjoy many of our reef species, would no longer, within five years, have those species on our tables to enjoy, simply because the lionfish as a major predator would have consumed all of that”.Lionfish In light of this, the Fisheries Department has teamed up with the Dominica Watersports Association to devise an action plan to rid Dominican waters of the lionfish. He explained that the lionfish has provided “a unique opportunity” whereby with proper education, citizens will be encouraged to eat the fish so as to prevent them from damaging the reef systems.“What we have embarked upon with the Watersports Association, is to ensure that the reefs that are utilized for dive in Dominica are kept clean and free from lionfish, so some of our programs embarked upon include diving to those reefs with a special intention of eradicating lionfish from those reef systems”.While he noted that “it is an impossible challenge” to free Dominican waters from the lionfish “by virtue of its reproductive process”, their current initiative is to put lionfish on the domestic tables as a food source.“The Fisheries Department will strive to ensure that every Dominican citizen acquires the taste for lionfish. If you love the species of fish we call Koni and Tash then you will like the lionfish, they are very similar in terms of texture and flavor”. The lionfish has toxins which can be released if one is stung by it, however, Magloire sought to assure citizens that this can also be “addressed very easily through education”.“We will teach Dominicans to overcome those fear of lionfish by teaching you and demonstrating to you how easy it can be with the necessary precautions, to address that scare of lionfish and to put lionfish on the tables of Dominicans as a normal, edible fish product that we have now currently with us”. Magloire, who addressed the official launch of Dive Fest 2012 on Friday, urged citizens to participate in the activities as they will be afforded an opportunity to sample the lionfish. Dominica Vibes News Share 38 Views   2 commentslast_img read more

first_imgBologna have agreed a £5m fee for reported Arsenal and Chelsea target Godfred Donsah.As talkSPORT told you last week, Juventus were hoping to sign the Cagliari man before loaning him out.Arsenal and Chelsea were also interested in the 19-year-old and had sent scouts to see him in action.But, according to Sport Mediaset, Bologna have now gazumped everyone and agreed a £5m deal for Donsah.The midfielder is set to finalise personal terms before undergoing a medical with the Serie A club.As well as the initial £5m payment, Cagliari will also receive 25 per cent of any future fee for the Ghanaian. 1 Godfred Donsah last_img read more

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCybersecurity received short shrift at this week’s Democratic debates as the U.S. presidential contenders jockeyed for an early lead ahead of next year’s election. But one related topic did catch a modicum of airtime: Russian election interference.During the first night’s verbal brawl, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made the most noise. He ranked Moscow’s meddling at the top of America’s national security threat list. Russia has “been trying to undermine our democracy and they’ve been doing a pretty damn good job of it and we need to stop them,” he said. His rivals cited climate change, nuclear proliferation, China, and President Donald Trump as the U.S.’s most pressing threats.Despite the rancor caused by Russian hackers in 2016, the subject of election insecurity surfaced just a few times on Wednesday. An hour and 20 minutes into the 2-hour debate, Beto O’Rourke, former Texas congressman, called out Russian President Vladimir Putin who, he said, “has attacked and invaded our Democracy in 2016 and who President Trump has offered another invitation to do the same.” Ten minutes later, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, talked up her proposed election security legislation while knocking its biggest opponent, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “If we do not do something about Russian interference in the elections and we let Mitch McConnell stop all the backup paper ballots, then we’re not going to get what we want,” Klobuchar said. (Her bill intends to make mandatory voter-verified paper ballots, designed to prevent election tampering.)Mentions of voting vulnerabilities remained sparse during the next day’s debate; the matter arose mostly as a proxy for censuring Trump. Senator Kamala Harris of California, widely recognized as Thursday evening’s breakout star, justified labeling Trump as the U.S.’s top national security threat by saying “he takes the word of the Russian president over the word of the American intelligence community when it comes to a threat to our democracy and our elections.”The other contestants raised the election interference issue a few times too. Andrew Yang said the Russians have “been laughing their assess off about” subverting the last U.S. presidential election and “we should focus on that before we start worrying about other threats.” Eric Swalwell, a California congressman, said he would prioritize “breaking up with Russia and making up with NATO” if elected president. And Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado placed Russia atop America’s list of threats “because of what they’ve done with our election.”(Trump was apparently unfazed by the remarks. A few hours after the Democrats’ debate concluded, he made light of Russia’s electoral intrusions during a meeting with Putin at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. “Don’t meddle in the election,” he said, playfully admonishing Putin with a grin.)Russia is not the only mischief-maker, of course. Multiple adversaries—China, Iran, and others—seek to influence and interfere with elections both at home and abroad. In those fleeting moments when our presidential hopefuls talked about the importance of election security, they tended to play up the Moscow menace at the expense of other threats. The tactic can make for an effective soundbite. But let’s not kid ourselves. Moscow is hardly the only foreign power angling to sway the 2020 race.***While the Democrats were facing off Thursday night, I attended the Loeb Awards dinner where Andy Greenberg, senior writer at Wired, deservedly won the “international” category for his piece, “The Code that Crashed the World.” Read it. It’s an outstanding, insider account documenting the wreckage of NotPetya, one of the worst cyberattacks in history. In his acceptance speech, Greenberg called attention to the murky world of cyberwar, which is having disastrous, life-threatening effects in places such as Russia-besieged Ukraine. Distances between nation states have collapsed in the digital realm. Congrats and good on you for raising awareness, Andy.A version of this article first appeared in Cyber Saturday, the weekend edition of Fortune’s tech newsletter Data Sheet. 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