Mamie Gummer & More Tapped for Ugly Lies the Bone Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Related Shows Stage and screen alum Mamie Gummer will star in the previously reported world premiere of Lindsey Ferrentino’s Ugly Lies the Bone. The Roundabout Underground production will begin performances in the Black Box Theatre at off-Broadway’s Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre on September 10. The play will open on October 13 and run through November 22.The cast will also feature Karron Graves, Caitlin O’Connell, Chris Stack and Haynes Thigpen. Patricia McGregor will direct.Ugly Lies the Bone follows Jess (Gummer), a newly discharged soldier who has finally returned to her Florida hometown. She brings with her not only vivid memories of her three tours in Afghanistan, but painful burns that have left her physically and emotionally scarred. Jess soon realizes that things at home have changed even more than she has. Through the use of virtual reality video game therapy, she builds a new world where she can escape her pain. As Jess advances farther in the game, she begins to restore her relationships, her life and, slowly, herself. Roundabout will partner with DeepStream VR to allow audiences to experience the therapy methods portrayed on stage.Gummer has appeared on Broadway in Les Liaisons Dangereuses and off-Broadway in Mr. Marmalade and The Water’s Edge. Her numerous screen credits include The Ward, Cake, The Good Wife and the upcoming film Ricki and the Flash, appearing opposite her mother, Meryl Streep.Graves’ previous stage credits include Coram Boy on Broadway and off-Broadway in The Philanderer and Nine Armenians; she is also know for the screen adaption of The Crucible. O’Connell has appeared on Broadway in Mothers and Sons, The Heiress and 33 Variations. Stack recently appeared off-Broadway in Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait; his additional credits include Fidelis and The Wayside Motor Inn. Thigpen has appeared in Dead Accounts and Misalliance on Broadway and An Octoroon and The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters off-Broadway.The production will feature sets by Tim Brown, costumes by Dede Ayite, lighting by Jiyoun Chang, sound by Jessica Paz, projections by Caite Hevner Kemp and prosthetics by Vincent T. Schicchi & Thomas Denier Jr. Ugly Lies the Bone Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 6, 2015last_img read more

Cold Spring

first_imgIn terms of heat, February in the Southeastern U.S. set records, so the swing to lower-than-normal temperatures in March came as a shock to many.This year, the average temperature for March was lower than the average temperature for February. That colder March air slowed the growth of some crops and delayed planting of others due to low soil temperatures. Dry soils also contributed to planting delays in some parts of the state.Frost during the month caused significant damage to early peaches and blueberries, and mild to moderate damage to midseason peaches and blueberries. Other crops did well and work in the fields proceeded as expected.In Albany, Georgia, the monthly average was 58.6 degrees Fahrenheit, 0.6 of a degree below normal.In Alma, Georgia, the monthly average was 57.9 F, 2.3 degrees below normal.In Athens, Georgia, the monthly average was 52.5 F, 1.8 degrees below normal.In Atlanta, the monthly average temperature was 53.5 F, 0.8 of a degree below normal.In Augusta, Georgia, the monthly average was 54.5 F, 1.4 degrees below normal.In Brunswick, Georgia, the monthly average was 59.3 F, 1 degree below normal.In Columbus, Georgia, the monthly average was 57.5 F, 0.3 of a degree below normal.In Macon, Georgia, the monthly average was 55.8 F, 1 degree below normal.In Savannah, Georgia, the monthly average was 58 F, 1.2 degrees below normal.In Rome, Georgia, the monthly average was 52 F, 0.1 of a degree below normal.In Valdosta, Georgia, the monthly average was 57.4 F, 3 degrees below normal.Only a few temperature records were set last month.On March 1, the temperature in Macon broke an old record high of 84 F from 1918 with a new record of 85 F. On that day, Savannah also reached 88 F, surpassing the old record of 86 F set in 1918 and 2017. Brunswick reached 85 F, breaking an old record of 82 F from 1971. Columbus tied a record high of 83 F on that date, also from 1918. On March 18, Brunswick tied a 1977 record high of 84 F.Precipitation in most of the state was also below normal, which led to an increase in drought, particularly in the southeastern part of the state. Overall, 50 percent of the state was in drought by the end of the month.The highest monthly total precipitation recorded by a National Weather Service station was 4.86 inches in Atlanta, 0.05 of an inch above normal. The lowest monthly total precipitation recorded was 1.22 inches in Savannah, 2.51 inches below normal.Albany received 5.24 inches, 1.08 inches above normal.Alma received 2.03 inches, 2.72 inches below normal.Athens received 3.18 inches, 1.25 inches below normal.Augusta received 3.21 inches, 0.97 of an inch below normal.Brunswick received 1.80 inches, 2.08 inches below normal.Columbus received 3.15 inches, 2.31 inches below normal.Macon received 2.65 inches, 1.90 inches below normal.Savannah received 1.65 inches, 1.21 inches below normal.Rome received 3.74 inches, 1.04 inches below normal.  Valdosta received 1.82 inches, 3.05 inches below normal.No daily precipitation records were set last month. The only snow reported was 0.2 of an inch at the Dillard, Georgia, Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) station in Rabun County on March 7.The highest daily rainfall total recorded by CoCoRaHS volunteers in March was 3.72 inches, recorded near Morganton, Georgia, in Fannin County on March 1. Observers north of Ellijay, Georgia, in Gilmer County and Helen, Georgia, in Habersham County received 3.67 and 3.66 inches, respectively, on the same day.The highest monthly precipitation amount was 8.51 inches, a total recorded by an observer north of Helen, followed by 8.48 inches recorded by an observer near Cedartown, Georgia, in Polk County.For more information, visit the Climate and Agriculture in the South East blog at, the Southeast Ag Climate Facebook page or @SE_AgClimate on Twitter. Share your weather and climate impacts on agriculture on the blog by emailing them to read more

Argentinean Ministry of Security to combat drug trafficking

first_img Argentina has experienced rising violence in recent years. Drug traffickers are responsible for much of the bloodshed, authorities said. Much of the violence has occurred in Northern Argentina, where drug traffickers are particularly active, officials said. More than 1,000 homicides have been recorded in the region since 2005, officials said. In 2010, for example, there were 119 homicides in the northern city of Rosario, in the department of Santa Fe. The number of killings in Rosario has increased every year since then: 170 homicides in 2011, 188 killings in 2012, and 165 homicides in 2013. At least 80 percent of the killings were related to drug trafficking, authorities said. Drug traffickers form the primary threat to security not only in Argentina, but throughout the region, according to security analyst Jorge Corrado, Vice President of the Institute for Strategic Studies in Buenos Aires Argentina (IEBBA) and professor of international law at the Catholic University of La Plata. “The main security threat in South America today is drug trafficking,” Corrado said. “Argentina was once a passage route for drugs from cocaine-producing countries like Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, or marijuana from Paraguay to Europe and Africa. Now, it has become an important producer and consumer.” “The drug trade infiltrates networks of power and generates violence. Where drugs are produced, (violence) occurs,” said Corrado, who is an ex member of the Center for Strategic Studies at the Superior School of War of the Argentinean Army. “Drug trafficking is a threat to the state, therefore the state should fight drug trafficking.” In addition to cooperating with each other, security forces need to develop strategic intelligence to defeat drug traffickers, Correa said. This would include intelligence on which organized crime groups are operating in the country, who their leaders are, what alliances they have, and what regions they operate in. “We must work together under a well-defined security plan,” he said. “We must establish a structure of criminal intelligence, thoroughly analyze transnational organized crime and use all the tools of the state.” The systematization of the refusal by governors has two certainties. The first one is the need to deny reality because if they accept it, they will be involved; and the other is that if they decide to investigate, they will also be involved. THEY HAVE NO WHERE TO GO! Yours is good. Cooperation among security forces is crucial Increased rates of addiction Rising violence from drug trafficking Cooperation and collaboration among security forces is crucial in the fight against drug trafficking, said Argentinian Police Commissioner Jose Efrain Marro, the former director of the Communal Police in Lobos, in the province of Buenos Aires. “This challenge will only be achieved if joint work is done. The Municipal Police, the Federal Police, the National Gendarmerie, the Coast Guard and Port Security Forces among others will have to intervene,” Marro said.”To perform this task will require us to be up to date and to be fast to respond.” The violence generated by drug trafficking is a great concern to law enforcement, the commissioner said. “For the past fifteen years the consumption of drugs elaborated with cocaine base has increased dramatically, which is reflected in the high crime rates that exist in Argentina today,” Marro said. Clandestine drugs labs began to emerge in Argentina in 2010, according to published reports. Operatives for drug trafficking organizations have created larger and more sophisticated drug labs in recent years, authorities said. Since 2012, Argentinian security forces found and dismantled two cocaine processing labs which authorities suspect produced more than 6 tons of cocaine annually. In 2013, federal forces and the Buenos Aires police seized more than 5.6 tons of cocaine. Drug traffickers are continuing to transport cocaine to Mexico, the United States, and Europe, but they are also selling large amounts of the drug in Argentina, authorities said. Federal, state, and local police forces will work hard to eradicate domestic drug sales, Marro said. Police agents will be provided the best training and equipment and will “abide by all norms, laws and regulations,” said Marro, who also serves as the adjunct international director for the Organization of Police Procedures. “These officers will have to be highly protected by the state, as well as their families, paid higher wages and insurance, in short, so that the officer has no concerns other than his work,” Marro said. It is important that police agents assigned to the fight against drug trafficking are held to high standards, with “controls to prevent corruption and ensure discipline,” Marro said. There should be “severe punishment” for police agents who betray their oaths and break the law, Marro said. . “These officers will have to be highly protected by the State, as well as their families, paid higher wages and insurance, in short, that the officer has no other concern than his work”, he said. The coordination of this safety plan in Argentina is the initial stages. So far security forces or police agencies assigned to this task known as decree 48 are not defined yet. “There is no cooperation between neighboring countries and cooperation is essential”, he said. center_img The value of strategic intelligence The Argentinean Ministry of Security is taking over responsibility for the fight against drug trafficking authorities said. The Secretariat for the Prevention of Drug Addiction and the Fight Against Drug Trafficking (SEDRONAR) had been in charge of the battle against drug trafficking. The transfer of responsibility was official on Jan. 17, 2014 when a government decree announcing the change was published in the Official Gazette and signed by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich and Security Minister, Maria Cecilia Rodriguez. “It is necessary to coordinate the actions of the forces of national and provincial security to reduce the illegal trafficking of drugs and chemical precursors,” according to the decree. Security Secretary Sergio Berni is now responsible for devising and executing strategies to fight drug trafficking. As for SEDRONAR, it will now oversee programs designed to prevent drug abuse and to help those suffering from addiction. The changes will allow security forces to be more efficient and effective in the fight against drug trafficking, authorities said. By Dialogo January 31, 2014 In addition to transporting large amounts of drugs, primarily cocaine, through Argentina to Mexico, the United States, Canada, and Europe, transnational criminal organizations in recent years have sold increasing amounts of drugs domestically, according to published reports. Argentina has the highest proportion of cocaine users in Latin America, according to published reports. Drug trafficking and domestic drug sales have had a devastating impact on Argentinian society, said Claudio Izaguirre, president of the Anti-Drug Association of Argentina (AARA). The AARA develops and provides substance abuse treatment programs. “The tragedy of drug trafficking has deeply influenced our society,” Izaguirre said. At least six transnational criminal organizations produce drugs in Argentina or transport them through the country, law enforcement officials. For example, a Bolivian organized crime group in the Liniers neighborhood produces powder cocaine and crack. A Colombian drug cartel uses Argentinian ports to transport cocaine by boat to Europe. Dominican organized crime groups sell powder cocaine and crack on the streets of Argentina. Argentina needs more drug prevention and treatment programs to help addicts and people who might be tempted to use drugs, Izaguirre said. “Addicts and their families are clearly vulnerable,” he said. A new presidential decree to fight drugslast_img read more

Development Assistance Campaign Benefits Marginalized Populations in Colombia

first_imgBy Myriam Ortega/Diálogo April 09, 2018 Close to 1,200 people benefited from a health brigade in the village of El Castillo, San Bernardo del Viento municipality, Colombia. The Colombian National Navy organized the Development Assistance Campaign during the third week of February 2018, bringing the village medical attention, recreational activities, food, school supplies, and other free benefits. “Through these Development Assistance Campaigns, the Navy seeks to ensure that the most vulnerable communities in our jurisdiction have [access to essential] services,” said Marine Corps Colonel Alfonso Fernando Vergara Peña, commander of the 1st Marine Corps Brigade, headquartered in Corozal, department of Sucre. “The services the community needs are health, vaccination, and food supplements,” he told Diálogo. The 14th Marine Corps Battalion of the 1st Marine Corps Brigade led the campaign with support from the Navy Social Action Group of Corozal (a charitable civilian arm of the Navy), the authorities of San Bernardo del Viento, the Provincial Government of Córdoba, and non-governmental organizations such as Fundación Mostrando Caminos. Support from these institutions is cyclical to reach various regions with few resources and serve the needs of the local population. Plan Victoria Plus “It’s our duty to ensure that low-income people have specialized medical and dental care, which has a significant impact in such far-flung communities,” Col. Vergara said. “These [exercises] are done as part of a peace plan, Plan Victoria Plus.” One of the challenges facing Plan Victoria Plus is territorial control. In terms of cooperation and development, Military Forces also support participation in humanitarian missions, environmental protection, and international cooperation, according to the website of the Joint Staff of the Military Forces of Colombia. Under this framework, the concept of comprehensive action consists of merging the military’s capabilities with government efforts to support national progress and development in a unified way. Participating communities are selected according to their level of vulnerability, prioritizing communities where armed outlaw groups are present. “Now, the priority of the commander of the Navy and the commander of the Marine Corps is to get closer to those regions whose maritime or riverine environments have a potential for development,” Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Alejandro Emilio Albarracín Dáguer, commander of the 14th Marine Corps Battalion, told Diálogo. The campaign in the village of El Castillo offered 250 dental, 150 optometry, 130 gynecology appointments, 120 speech therapy sessions, 45 hearing tests, 16 psychology sessions, and 450 general medicine consultations. In addition to its show of leadership coordinating the planning for the exercises, the Navy fills other roles in the organization process. “There are security exercises in the maritime and river environments, where land, river, and coast guard units are provided,” Lt. Col. Albarracín said. “Likewise, the 14th Battalion has Admiralty Houses [which serve to bring the Caribbean Naval Force closer to the civilian population], with mobile comprehensive action teams in some municipalities, such as San Bernardo del Viento. The campaign also had a team from another Admiralty House, located in Corozal. If a doctor finds that one of his patients is in danger and needs to be evacuated, they are sent to a medical center right away.” Beyond the campaign Bringing the community closer to these institutions alleviates their urgent needs and serves to strengthen bonds, particularly with minors. “We try to get their lives back on track so that they make better decisions and avoid falling in with criminal groups, which always look for young people, who are the most vulnerable,” Col. Vergara said. The National Navy’s Special Psychological Operations Group hosted leisure activities for children and young adults. The Navy Social Action Group of Corozal also sent supplies, including household items and school kits. “There are problems with narcotrafficking here. The lack of work leads these young men to see [narcotrafficking] as a source of livelihood, as an opportunity to work,” Lt. Col. Albarracín said. “[Smuggling] went on for a long time, and it continues to happen. But it’s lost steam. Now, there’s narcotrafficking, and its routes are almost the same as smuggling routes.” “The greatest satisfaction we get from doing these Development Assistance Campaigns is cheering the hearts of the children, youth, and adults who need it so,” Col. Vergara concluded. “Seeing the happiness in every face is what fills us with gratitude. That’s an outcome that benefits us all. That’s our gift.”last_img read more

2015 breaches top last year’s record high

first_img continue reading » This year’s total number of data breaches reached 732, surpassing last year’s total of 726 for the same time period. The most recent potential identity theft victims on the list were patrons of the restaurant chain Elephant Bar.According to the San Diego-based Identity Theft Resource Center, a recent breach surge put the pace of 2015’s cases ahead of those reported last year. The 2015 Breach List revealed more than 176 million records were exposed this year so far. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Meet the Two Long Island Pitchers Drafted by the Mets

first_imgReady for the bright lightsLike Kay, Dunn also played ball in Connecticut.While he was born and raised in Freeport, Dunn attended high school at The Gunnery, a co-ed private school in Washington, Conn.Dunn’s coach at The Gunnery, Jeff Trundy, said the pitcher is an “outgoing kid” who was beloved by everyone on campus. He sounded confident that Dunn’s skills will translate to the majors.“It was pleasing to watch Justin’s growth during his time at the Gunnery,” Trundy told the Press. “He developed tremendously both on the ball field and socially.” Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By John DundonLook out, Long Island, the Mets are poaching our young baseball players right out from under us.With their first two picks in this June’s Major League Baseball draft, the reigning National League champs drafted a pair of LI natives. The Mets selected Boston College right-handed pitcher and Freeport native Justin Dunn with the 19th overall pick, and promptly used their 31st selection to acquire lefty Anthony Kay of Stony Brook, who played college ball at the University of Connecticut.They both inked million-dollar-plus contracts before the signing deadline.If all goes according to plan, the Mets’ pitching staff, if not its starting rotation, could one day feature a trio of hometown heroes. For Long Islanders, their dream roster would also include Stony Brook-native Steven Matz, who contributed immediately after being called up by the organization late last season.But a lot has to happen before they take the mound.Dunn, 20, and Kay, 21, were never teammates but they share similar qualities, according to their respective youth coaches and family members interviewed by the Press. On the diamond they exhibited strong, youthful arms, their coaches said. Off the field Dunn and Kay endeared themselves to teammates and friends, despite their star status. But do they have what it takes to make the majors and be successful? Those close to the hurlers will tell you the answer is a resounding “yes!”Homegrown“[Kay’s] not fazed by anything; the bigger the game, the better he pitches. It’ll be a quick rise to the big leagues,” Ward Melville High School head baseball coach Lou Petrucci told the Press about his former pupil.Petrucci is no stranger to big arms, having also coached the lefty Matz. The Mets promoted Matz, then 24, to the majors last June, and the organization—and the fans—could not have been more thrilled. Matz contributed immediately, posting a 4-0 record and earning a spot in the playoff rotation. Not to forget his hitting a two-run double his first at-bat in the first game he pitched at Citi Field. Which he also won.Kay will most certainly draw comparisons to Matz. Matz has become an idol to Long Island ball players of late. Like Kay, Matz doesn’t possess an over-powering arm. He instead relies on a precise fastball and off-speed pitches that tend to make batters look silly at the plate.Although Matz and Kay didn’t attend high school at the same time, the imprint left behind by the current Mets pitcher through the halls of Ward Melville High School has been long lasting.Justin Dunn, who was selected by the Mets with the 19th pick in the draft, during his time at Boston College. (Photo credit: BC Athletics/John Quackenbos)“We’re pretty friendly,” Kay said of Matz during a conference call with reporters after he was drafted. “We talk all the time. We go back in the winter all the time to high school (for clinics). It will be really cool to work with him.”Kay signed a lower than expected deal this month after a post-draft physical prompted concerns about his elbow, according to reports. The pitcher has not yet been assigned to a minor league affiliate. “They both possess elite mechanics, competitive drive and God-given ability,” Petrucci said. “Those are three things you need to succeed at the next level.”Of the two, Petrucci added, Kay had a more distinguished high school baseball career. Dunn’s diminutive frame as a freshman—5-feet, 5-inches tall and weighing in at 110-pounds—was not a deterrent on the mound. (Dunn was listed at 6-feet, 2-inches tall this past season at Boston College.)“Even though he was tiny and shy,” Trundy said, “he never lacked confidence on the baseball field.”According to the people who know them best, both Dunn and Kay are outstanding.“Justin has a very intense internal drive, but he’s always put his teammates before himself,” Trundy said. “That right there shows who Justin is and shows why the New York fans are going to love him so much.”What about Kay?“He was the first guy out of the dugout to embrace the guys after an inning, or when someone made a big play,” said Petrucci, Kay’s high school coach. “That’s the kind of kid he is. One of the highest character individuals I ever coached.”This past season at Boston College, Dunn posted an ERA of 2.06 and struck out 72 batters in 65.2 innings pitched. A coach’s decision moved Dunn from the bullpen to a starting role midway through last season. That’s when he took off.“All he cares about is helping the team win,” said Mike Gambino, his coach at BC.Anthony Kay celebrates a big out. (Photo credit: UCONN Athletics)A baseball ‘hotbed’During his own conference call with reporters, Dunn spoke about Long Island as a baseball hotbed for talent.“A lot of people think Long Island can’t play baseball, but look at the track record. You have Marcus [Stroman], and then you have Steven Matz, and they’re doing pretty well in the league,” Dunn said. Stroman, who was raised in Medford, was drafted with the 22nd pick by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2012 draft. He is considered a future ace.“You have guys like Keith Osik that have played, and other guys,” Dunn added, referring to the former MLB catcher. “This is something that should be known—that Long Island can play. I’m just happy to have my little part of it.”Ed Dunn, Justin’s father, shares that sentiment. He had high praise for Long Island’s little league and travel baseball systems.“What you’re seeing now with more kids playing is the culmination of the year-round travel programs, the coaches who are some of the best in the country,” the senior Dunn said. “Long Island can produce.”Ed Dunn, a lifelong Yankees fan, was obviously ecstatic to see his son drafted, even if it was to the crosstown rival.“I prepared myself for it. We knew they (the Mets) had interest,” Dunn recalled. “At the end of the day, it’s awesome no matter what.”Dunn made his first professional start with the Mets’ minor league affiliate, the Brooklyn Cyclones, on July 23.Now the hard work begins.last_img read more

Valamar Lanterna Premium Camping Resort won the award – Camping2Be

first_imgIn addition to the recognition of leading European car clubs, Valamar’s Lanterna Premium Camping Resort also received the award of the first portal dedicated to reviews of camp service users – Camping2Be – based on the best ratings in the competition of 4.000 European campsites.This recognition is awarded only to campsites of the highest quality standard, and only those campsites with an average rating between 7 and 10, which are awarded by guests who have booked their accommodation in the camp via the portal, enter the company of the best. The ratings refer to ten different categories, ie the reception, the price-quality ratio, comfort and cleanliness, the quality of the accommodation, the general impression and other facilities in the camp are evaluated.In their reviews, Valamar’s guests praise the location and arrangement of the camp, tidiness and cleanliness, spacious plots, surroundings and atmosphere, proximity to the sea and employees. “We are proud of another recognition we received, which is even more valuable to us because it comes from our guests. We are extremely glad that the guests recognize the efforts of all our employees who from year to year do their best to provide our guests with a true dream vacation and unforgettable memories. Lanterna Premium Camping Resort is proud of its top quality accommodation and services, and this season introduces a number of novelties and facilities (new sports zone V Sport Park, Maro Premium Village, new glamping tents and beaches for Glamping Village guests, etc.) which, I believe, delight our guests” said the director of the camping resort Bruno Radoš.The portal gathers more than 4000 camps in Europe, of which as many as 49 are from Croatia (Istria, Kvarner and the surroundings of Zadar), and most of them are located in France. This year’s selection of the best included seven Croatian camps.last_img read more

Power of events: Osijek booked

first_imgImportant lesson: It is a great pity that these two events could not be organized over two weekends However, this is very often the case in Croatia. To organize two big events at the same time in the same destination, region or even two TOP events at the national level, and the same theme. That is why it is important to plan strategically at the destination so that a situation does not occur in order to hold two big events that attract the masses at the same time. I hope that this, I can say, historical cover of the Voice of Slavonia will become more and more frequent in Slavonia, because the whole of Slavonia has a huge tourist potential. Also, this year, the Days of Croatian Tourism (DHT) will be held in Osijek from October 02nd to 04th. A great opportunity to promote the whole of Slavonia, which will certainly be the best marketing campaign in the history of Slavonia. Before, during and after DHT, thousands of media articles will be produced that will be motivated by DHT, and if they try to measure the media reach of these publications as well as their financial value, no one can pay for such a campaign. Over 50.000 visitors from all over Croatia as well as Europe are expected to attend the two events. When we multiply this with the daily tourist consumption of each tourist / visitor, then it is clear that tourism, and especially events, is not a cost, but an investment that returns to the local economy. Everyone benefits from tourism, vertically and horizontally, and that is the greatest power of tourism. Certainly how it would be much more efficient to hold two events weekend after weekend than at the same time. We finally welcomed how Slavonia, in this case Osijek, is cracking at the “seams” because absolutely all accommodation capacities are full. And not only in Osijek, but also in Baranja and the surroundings of Osijek, even in Vinkovci. Slavonia has everything in the palm of your hand, and this year the focus of the media and the profession is on Slavonia. And most importantly, this is a great opportunity for Slavonia to tell its own story, a new positive story about the loom of continental tourism.   Photo: Glas Slavonijecenter_img For this reason, each destination should have a schedule of events at the destination, because in this way the organizers of events could be much better organized and planned and there would be no duplication. Osijek booked – read yesterday’s cover Voice of Slavonia. That is why we will soon launch a national calendar of events within the portal, in order to facilitate the planning of tourist events, festivals and various events. RELATED NEWS: Of course in this case it was not possible to wisely plan and organize these two major events not to clash with the same date of the event, as both events had strictly defined dates of the event. The reason for this is two TOP events. It’s the first Pannonian Challenge, which has long been positioned as the largest festival of extreme sports in this part of Europe, and the qualifying match for Euro Croatia – Wales, which is played this Saturday in the sold-out City Garden. last_img read more

Peter Schmeichel calls Paul Pogba a ‘problem child’ in huge rant after Manchester United’s draw with Arsenal

first_imgPeter Schmeichel was unhappy with Paul Pogba’s display against Arsenal (Stadium Astro/Getty)Peter Schmeichel has slammed Paul Pogba after Manchester United’s draw with Arsenal and has called the midfielder a ‘problem child’ in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.The World Cup winner was initially classed as a doubt for the match due to an ankle problem but he was fit enough to start in midfield as United were held by the Gunners at Old Trafford.Scott McTominay opened the scoring shortly before half time but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal, which was overturned by VAR after being initially ruled out for offside, secured a point for Unai Emery’s side.Schmeichel attended the match at Old Trafford and in his interview after the game he made it clear how unhappy he was with Pogba’s display in United’s midfield and even accused the 26-year-old of ‘hiding’ in the first half.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It was a really weird performance. Sitting in the stands looking at the team and the shape it was difficult to understand what was going on, what the plan for the game was,’ Schmeichel told Stadium Astro. Advertisement Schmeichel says he did not understand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plan for Arsenal (Getty Images)‘It was very clear what Arsenal was doing.‘In every game before today they played the ball out from the back, [today] they didn’t. Every goal kick was kicked up, putting pressure up to the Manchester United half.‘But when Manchester United had the ball it was difficult to see what the plan was.‘And one thing that Ole Gunnar mentioned, when United had the ball he said it was very slow, I can only agree with that.‘The way the ball is being moved around when Pogba is in the team is different to the pace the ball is being moved around when he’s not in the team. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored Arsenal’s equaliser (Getty Images)‘When you have someone who takes up so much attention, we need to understand what is his role, what is he going to do for this Manchester United team?‘I think the players are good enough around him.‘He was kind of hiding a little bit in the first half, especially in the first half. Second half was a little bit better.‘Of course when he gets moved further forward his defensive responsibilities are a bit less, then he gets the ball a bit more.‘He’s not playing in the same way he did last season for sure. Schmeichel has called on Solskjaer to clarify Pogba’s role at United (AMA/Getty Images)‘It’s just all this slowing up, I think they need to find out what his role is, how Manchester United should play with him in the team.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Then it should be communicated so that everyone [understands], 75,000 [fans] here are not too happy about him, to be fair.‘You kind of hear that around, people don’t like Pogba that much because he doesn’t do much for the team.‘But we’ve seen the world-class quality, how do we get him to perform that in this Manchester United team?More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I’m not saying he’s doing everything wrong, I’m more confused as to what his job is.‘He’s a world-class player, you expect someone like him to take charge of the game, to direct the young players, there were seven academy players today, to be the guy they can look towards and find guidance when its difficult.‘But it’s kind of the other way around which is so weird.‘With his statistics, sometimes you have the goalkeeper from the bottom team having the best statistics because he makes the most saves, you can’t really put much into those kind of statistics.‘It’s more for me what the eyes are seeing and there’s a big difference watching Manchester United on TV and actually sat in the stand and watching what’s going on.‘For me it’s not great to have that kind of player in the team in this period of time.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Peter Schmeichel calls Paul Pogba a ‘problem child’ in huge rant after Manchester United’s draw with Arsenalcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 1 Oct 2019 2:24 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShares Comment Advertisement Scott McTominay scored Manchester United’s goal before half-time (AP Photo)‘That is something I think they need to work on.‘If Pogba is playing in this team he needs to speed it up a bit.‘He was seriously slowing it down, in the first 25 minutes just basically playing the ball backwards. For a player of his calibre that was disappointing.‘I don’t understand what his role in this team is.‘Even when Ole made the substitutions and put Pogba further forward, not a lot happened.‘There were two very good passes in the game from Pogba but it’s two, it’s not 15.‘And I see that as a problem. He takes up so much attention.‘It kind of feels like he’s a problem child in this team.last_img read more

Why are more children seeking help for serious mental health problems?

first_imgStuff 2 April 2016Family First Comment: This article is raising the exact same issues we already raised in our February report on the anti-smacking law “Defying Human Nature”.“It’s not that young people have different problems from when he started 13 years ago. There are just more of them. More severe depression. More severe anxiety. More self-harm. More suicide risk. Post-traumatic stress; psychosis; personality development problems; autism spectrum disorders – the list goes on. Cut through the jargon and it boils down to one thing – more young people with ‘real challenges just coping with day to day living’.” College of Psychiatrists spokesmanThere’s a stack of yellow slips on school guidance counsellor Edmund Salem’s desk and a string of emails waiting. Those are just the self-referrals – the teens voluntarily seeking help.“The work is very busy on the front line,” the Tawa College counsellor says. That’s an understatement. Health Ministry statistics show demand for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) has soared by 30 per cent in just five years.In many areas, new referrals have spiked more than 50 per cent and in the Lakes DHB region, twice as many young people are seeking help today compared with five years ago.But that’s just the worst cases – the most severe 3-5 per cent of youth mental health problems. Think severe depression, crippling anxiety, suicide attempts, cutting and massively disruptive childhood disorders such as autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.Advocates say stretched services are turning away young people with serious problems – including teens at risk of suicide. Which means family doctors, community clinics and school counsellors are left to cope with increasingly severe anxiety and depression.So is modern life simply more taxing for today’s youth, or are we raising less resilient young people?READ MORE: read more