Sea Star Festival nominated for the best European festival

first_imgThe Sea Star Festival was nominated for the best European festival, and it is also a record eighth nomination for Exit festivals.This year’s Sea Star Festival, with its second edition, along with improved production, delighted both fans of top entertainment and the performers themselves, who enjoyed Umag during May.And the fact that the Croatian member of the EXIT festival family won the nomination for the “festival Oscars” this year speaks for itself. European Festival Awards (EFA) are considered one of the most prestigious awards in the festival industry, and Sea Star has once again been nominated in the category of best festival for up to 40.000 visitors a day.The current holder of the title for the best major European festival, EXIT, previously won the grand prix award for 2013, while Exit’s Sea Dance Festival, which takes place in Montenegro, won the award for the best festival for up to 40.000 visitors in 2014, and this year alone Exit festivals have a total of eight nominations at the upcoming European Festival Awards.This year’s nomination for Sea Star has already repeated the success from last year, when the festival, after its premiere, was nominated in the same category, but also in the category of the best new festival. In addition to Sea Star, two other festivals organized by the EXIT team, Budva’s Sea Dance, Romania’s Revolution, and Georgia’s Echowaves, which is supported by the EXIT team, are competing for the “Best Festival of up to 40.000 visitors a day” award.Echowaves was also nominated for the best new festival, which means that in competition with the Bosnian Festival 84, which, after the first edition of the festival, won three nominations, in the categories for best new festival, best festival up to 10.000 visitors a day, as well as best indoor festival. EXIT, as the winner of the grand prix award, according to the propositions of the competition this year must pause and give a chance to other festivals to win the title, and will participate in EFA in at least two special categories, “Take a Stand” for social activism and “Brand Activation Award” , for the best corporate activation at the festival.Sea Star is fighting for the title with other European festivals such as Sea Dance, Revolution, Echowaves, Balaton, Electric Castle, Melt and others, and with the votes of an expert jury made up of prominent individuals in the music industry, audience voices around the world will decide final placement of this year’s candidates. Voting for the European Festival Awards began on Thursday and will run until November 30, and the winners will be announced at the award ceremony in Groningen, the Netherlands on January 16, 2019.In addition to two consecutive nominations at the European Festival Awards, Sea Star is last year’s winner of the Capra D’Oro Award given by the Istria County Tourist Board for its contribution to the promotion of Istria, as well as the Ambassador Award for Best New Festival in 2017.RELATED NEWS:BLUE LAGOON LONG AGO UNDERSTANDS THAT THE MOTIVE OF ARRIVAL IS NOT ACCOMMODATION, BUT THE CONTENT IN THE DESTINATIONSEA STAR FESTIVAL GENERATES MORE THAN 60 MILLION HRK TOURIST CONSUMPTIONlast_img read more

World Relays: Okagbare powers Nigeria to gold

first_imgNigeria’s fortunes at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas took an up swing with the women 4x200m snatching the gold in a dramatic final, staged in the early hours of Sunday.Okagbare started for the Nigerian quartet, she did well to stay close to the event’s defending champions, the USA who took a commanding lead from the start. They were on course for another win, but disaster overwhelmed the American ladies at the final changeover.Janeba Tarmon and Allyson Felix failed to reach an understanding, it ended with Felix crashing to the floor. Regina Geroge, Dominique Duncan and Christy Udoh made no such mistake, they coasted home to victory at 1.30.52 seconds to win the 50,000 dollars at stake also set a new national record. Jamaica finished a distant second in 1:31.73, one-and-a-half seconds slower than their time from last year, but one place higher on the podium.Germany were third in 1:33.61 while China set an Asian record of 1:34.89 in fourth.“I am very delighted with the performance of our Women winning the 4x200m relay in a World leading time of 1:30.52s ahead of all the leading nations – USA, Jamaica, Bahamas, France, Germany, China and Ireland. I had said it before now that we can rely on these women to showcase our prowess in the Relays and they have not disappointed us,” Athletics Federation of Nigeria technical director Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama stated.last_img read more

How Metta World Peace earned the Lakers’ approval

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“Please don’t listen to them,” World Peace, said laughing.Before the Lakers embraced World Peace, though, there was plenty of skepticism about signing him after negotiations broke down with free agent Trevor Ariza in the summer of 2009. While the Lakers had just won the 2009 NBA title, the former Artest had not fully rehabbed his public image after his role in the Malice at the Palace brawl five years earlier. Meanwhile, World Peace contends he had originally hoped to play in Greece after helping the Houston Rockets push the Lakers to seven games in the 2009 Western Conference semifinals.“I don’t really care what people think about me,” World Peace said. “I honestly don’t. It was cool to see your stories and how it changed. I appreciated it.”It did not take long for World Peace to change his reputation around his teammates.“I was a little intrigued how he was going to be,” said Lakers coach Luke Walton, who played with World Peace from 2009-12. “He was awesome from Day One. He never came in and tried to cause problems. It was always about the team. It was always about what Coach needs me to do.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error World Peace downplayed the initial adjustments he faced fitting into Phil Jackson’s triangle offense and meshing with a star-studded roster that included Bryant, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Derek Fisher and Andrew Bynum.“I love the press and I love the pressure,” said World Peace, who grew up in New York, played collegiately at St. John’s and signed with the New York Knicks for the 2013-14 season to play in his hometown. “When the fans were booing me and I was open … I love that … I used it as extra motivation.”After he missed an ill-advised 3-point attempt late in Game 5 of the 2010 Western Conference semifinals against Phoenix, World Peace compensated with a game-winning layup.“In life, you have to keep going,” World Peace said. “The moment you give up, it’s over. The moment you crush yourself, bye it’s over.”He also made a key 3-pointer in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals against Boston. Yet, World Peace came close toward crumbling in that career-defining game. He revealed that he consulted his psychologist out of fear he would get ejected as a response to former Celtics forward Paul Pierce talking trash.“I’m happy, grateful and had a chance to win,” World Peace said. “It’s something I always wanted. I didn’t care about the ring as much. I just wanted the title. I didn’t want to finish my career without a titleWHAT’S IN A NAME?Though the former Artest legally changed his name to World Peace during the 2011 lockout to promote a positive message, the genesis traced somewhere else.“I was copying off of [Chad] Ochocinco,” said World Peace, referring to the former NFL wide receiver. “I really was amused by what he did. I was like, ‘Wow I want to do that.’ Copycat 100 percent. Do something positive and a little different.”That even took World Peace some time to adapt to the name change. After serving as a bench role in the 2011-12 season under former Lakers coach Mike Brown, World Peace initially cringed in the Lakers’ preseason opener against the Clippers on Dec. 19, 2011.“I remember not wanting to go to the scorers’ table and check in,” World Peace said. “I was so embarrassed.”Meanwhile, World Peace’s teammates struggled saying his name with a straight face.“It took a while,” Walton said. “We naturally called him Ron when he first got here. Now just like anything else, it’s a habit. It’s Metta, Metta, Metta. Unless someone brings up Ron’s name, I don’t think of it much anymore.”center_img LOS ANGELES >> The mere mention of Metta World Peace’s name prompted a standing ovation.The fans embraced World Peace as the Lakers forward was introduced as a starter before Tuesday’s game against New Orleans at Staples Center for a simple reason. In what might be his final game at Staples Center wearing a Lakers uniform, many wanted to say thanks to the former Ron Artest for playing a pivotal role in securing Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.“It’s been great. I just want to win and have a good time,” World Peace said. “That’s it. Who knows what will happen after this.”While Nick Young implored him to score 62 points, Jordan Clarkson told World Peace to take 50 shots. After all, Kobe Bryant scored 60 points on 50 field-goal attempts in the final game of his 20th NBA season last year.last_img read more