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_imgMILWAUKEE— Wisconsin fans that made the trip to Kohl Center South (Bradley Center) Thursday may have been getting flashbacks of last year’s NCAA Tournament early on, but dreams of a Final Four run were back in full force when the final horn sounded.Wisconsin (27-7) rode a 50-9 run that started midway through the first half to completely dismantle American (20-13) and any hopes it had of the upset in a 75-35 blowout win in the second round.Wisconsin point guard Traevon Jackson scored a game-high 18 points, shooting 6 of 8 from the floor, and senior guard Ben Brust was close behind with 17 points.American’s Tony Wroblicky and John Schoof scored 11 points each. No other American player reached double digits in scoring.Junior center Frank Kaminsky kick started the offense for the Badgers scoring the team’s first six points, but the Eagles would counter with a 12-0 run to give them a 17-10 lead.“We were excited. We were playing well,” Wroblicky said. “We were making them take tough shots and we were scoring.”Starting at the 16:15 mark, the Badgers would go on a scoring drought that would last over seven minutes.The Badgers fans that filled the Bradley Center were beginning to get restless as thoughts of an early tournament exit began to creep in.With 11:02 left in the first, a timeout was called and the Wisconsin players reminded themselves in the huddle that this is their game to take.“We were just trying to play like we were the Goliath and they were the Davids,” Kaminsky said. “It was something like that. We’re the two seed and they’re the 15 seed. We should be taking care of business and we went out there and did that.”Less than two minutes later Brust hit a three to bring Wisconsin within three and bring the home crowd back to life.Brust’s three would ignite the Badgers to a 22-5 run to end the first half and give them a 32-22 lead at the break.“Ben sparked the run. We got him an open three and he knocked it down,” Kaminsky said. “From then on out it was just attacking the rim, making good plays and hitting open shots. Ben’s a guy that can do that. He can be a spark when we need him to and he did that today.”It was more of the same for Wisconsin offensively in the second half. The Badgers would score 20 more points in the first 10 minutes of the second half with seven coming from sophomore Sam Dekker who finished with 11 points and six boards.Wisconsin’s offensive efficiency in the second half was impressive, but even more important was the work the Badgers did on the other end of the floor.American was held to just two points through the first 7:25 of the second half because of Wisconsin’s ability to shut down what was working for the Eagles earlier in the game.“That Princeton offense, they really want to get you on the back cuts, some open threes,” Josh Gasser said. “I thought we took both those things away. They didn’t get many clean looks from three and I don’t think they got any layups on the backdoor cuts.”Along with locking in the Princeton offense, Kaminsky was able to work on American’s primary weapon, Wroblicky, holding him to just four points in the second half.“He was the center of their offense,” Kaminsky said of Wroblicky. “He touches the ball for a majority of their plays. Trying to take him out of was part of our game plan and I think in the second half we were able to do that a little bit.”American’s offense would manage just 13 points in the second half on a 15.8 percent shooting clip to give the Eagles a season-low scoring total of 35 points.The Badgers’ offense would play up to par with their defense, shooting 57.7 percent in the second half and extending the lead to as much as 41 points.With the game well in hand, Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan was able to empty the bench and allow his seniors who don’t see the floor regularly — Evan Anderson and Zach Bohannon — a taste of the big stage.“That’s why they jacked shots right away,” Ryan said. “Right away when a couple guys too shots, they knew right where the camera was.”The Badgers ended up winning by 40 points — a program record for an NCAA Tournament game.“We’re trying to do something special here. It all starts with that first game and now we’re going to focus on the next.”Wisconsin will now face Oregon Saturday in Milwaukee after the Ducks beat BYU 87-68 Thursday night.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jim Boeheim’s wife, Juli, has told the 43-year head coach that their son Buddy should play more. That’s what Syracuse’s head coach said on Wednesday night, adding that Juli reminds him every day. Buddy put his head down and laughed when he was told.“Oh no,” Buddy said before the question even finished. “I think that’s more the mom in her, not really the coach, but it’s always nice when you go out there and play well when you’re starting especially.”Buddy started for Syracuse (20-12, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) on Wednesday in a 73-59 win over Pittsburgh (14-19, 3-15) in the ACC tournament. Tyus Battle missed the game with a bruised back, so for the first time since SU’s opening two games of the season, Buddy got the nod from the opening tip. He finished with a career-high 20 points, career-high six rebounds, career-high four assists and a personal 8-0 run that gave the Orange a second-half jolt.“He’s been well prepared to be able to step up in this kind of game,” Boeheim said.Early in the first half, the Panthers inbounded underneath their offensive basket but lobbed a pass out toward the 3-point arc. Buddy leapt for the interception, dribbled behind his back and converted a layup. He’s said all season he’s wanted to be more than a shooter, and it showed. Buddy’s second bucket of the first half came from deep on the right wing when he banked in a 3.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the Orange went into halftime down six points. Buddy’s teammates encouraged him to take more shots, he said. So out of the locker room, again on the floor to start the half, he did.“Guys were telling me I needed to look more for my shot in the second half,” Buddy said. “And that’s what I did and they were finding me.”It started in the lane again, off a drive to his left that finished with a short righty floater. Then Buddy stepped into a 3 at the top of the key. Finally, the Buddy-only run culminated with a 3 from about five feet beyond the top of the arc. Syracuse led and wouldn’t trail again. Pittsburgh used a timeout. And Buddy walked calmly toward midcourt before pointing at his jersey and being surrounded by teammates who sprinted over to pound chests with him. “In practice, we make him scream, we make him react to shots and stuff,” Frank Howard said. “We make him show a little bit of emotion. He’s a competitor, regardless, he’s just not very vocal about it, and he’s young. That got me hype today. That kind of all turned us up.”Buddy assisted on 3s from Elijah Hughes and Howard soon after. The Orange broke the game open, and free throws down the stretch helped the freshman surpass his previous career-high of 16.After the game, Buddy sat at his locker speaking to reporters with an ice pack on his right hand. He’d hurt part of his thumb at some point in the first half, but he credited adrenaline for not allowing him to remember when. He wasn’t worried about it, though.“I shot better in the second half, so I don’t think it’s a big problem,” Buddy said. Buddy hadn’t started a game since the first two Syracuse played, back on Nov. 6 and 10. After a solid exhibition slate, he combined to shoot 2-of-18 in his first starts. When the Orange returned to fuller health, Buddy was relegated to a bench role that he thrived in when the calendar changed to 2019.But Wednesday, in the first postseason game of his career in the uniform he grew up dreaming to wear, Buddy was back in the starting lineup. He led his father’s team in scoring in a win that seemed far from certain with Battle out of the lineup.“When you can shoot the ball like that, that’s a big-time weapon, and it opens up so many other things in your game,” Pitt head coach Jeff Capel said.And when the final buzzer sounded, with the teams lining up for handshakes, Buddy found himself side-by-side with Battle. The Syracuse junior, who’s scored 20-plus points in 34 different games with the Orange, brought up that it was Buddy’s first time doing so. Then, the usual starter and the freshman that took his place Wednesday laughed.“I was like yeah, I almost missed it ‘cause I missed those free throws and I was a little worried,” Buddy said. “But I got it. Most important, we won that game, so that’s the biggest thing.” Published on March 14, 2019 at 1:17 am Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3 Commentslast_img read more