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

Springers gymnasts win big at YMCA regional championships

first_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 ELLSWORTH — For years, mid-May’s regional championships have been the culmination of an entire season’s work for Springers Gymnastics. This weekend, the team accomplished a feat it have never achieved before.Springers produced three all-around champions for the first time in program history at the YMCA’s Northeast championships at Kents Hill School in Readfield. The program represented the Down East Family YMCA in the three-day tournament, which began Friday morning and concluded Sunday night.“This has definitely been one of our better years,” team coach Doug Springer said. “We took 38 girls and finished strong as a team, which is our goal every year. … This is our big meet.”DEFY’s first all-around championship went to Level 8 contestant and Ellsworth High School junior Maddie Nida, who placed first in the 16-plus division. Nida scored 9.15 on vault 8.5 on bars, 8.625 on beam and 9.45 on floor Friday for an all-around score of 35.725.Springers Level 3 gymnast Mollie Birdsall of Penobscot displays her medals and first-place trophy after winning the all-around championship in the 6-7 age group at the YMCA Northeast regional championships May 11 at Kent Hills School in Readfield. DOUG SPRINGER PHOTOThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAfter winning state and regional titles in 2017, Nida was forced to miss last year’s championship events as she nursed an ankle injury. Being able to claim the regional crown she was unable to defend a year ago made this win all the sweeter.“It felt great to be back out there and at full strength,” Nida said. “My goal was to just get up on the podium once, so to take first place was pretty awesome.”The week couldn’t have been much busier for Nida, who also competes on the Ellsworth varsity track team. Her championship win Friday was sandwiched in between the Eagles’ second home track meet of the season Thursday, in which she ran the 100-meter dash, 300-meter hurdles and second leg of the 4-by-100 relay, and the school’s prom Saturday evening.“It can definitely be a lot to handle just balancing track and gymnastics alone, but all my coaches are really understanding about it,” Nida said. “I just do my best and try to give it my all in everything I do.”Nida wasn’t the only Level 8 contestant to win an all-around title for DEFY as Riley Crowley won the age 13 crown in the classification. Crowley scored 9.025 on vault, 9.775 on bars, 9.55 on beam and 9.0 on floor Friday to total 37.35 points.Six years ago, Crowley won the all-around championship in the 6-7 age group as a Level 4 gymnast. On Saturday, history repeated itself as another 6-7 gymnast, Mollie Birdsall of Penobscot, finished with 36.1 points in the Level 3 competition to become the team’s third all-around titlist of the weekend.DEFY also delivered a strong team performance overall with the Level 6 squad taking home a best-ever finish of third place in the 36-team field. Top Level 6 performers included Aerie Yin (35.675 points in the 14-15 age group), Aliyah Washburn (34.95 points in the 12-13 age group) and Eliza Levin (34.9 points in the 10-12 age group).Overall, Crowley’s score of 37.35 was DEFY’s team-best mark. Emma Astle (37.1 points in the 11B age group), Stephanie Gualtieri (36.4 points in the 10A age group), Jocelyn Wilson (36.125 points in the 10B age group) and Birdsall (36.1) rounded out the team’s top five with Nida’s 35.725 coming in sixth.“Our girls did well at every level,” Springer said. “This is an enormous meet with hundreds of gymnasts in each session, and you have to prepare very well. I couldn’t be more proud of them.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Bio Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Postslast_img read more


first_imgSIX families have lost their homes in Donegal so far this year, a survey has revealed.The repossession orders were granted in court cases in the county. Since February 2010, lenders have been prevented from taking legal action against borrowers who fall behind with the mortgage on their primary residence until 12 months after the first default.At the High Court, according to a recent study, it can take 3½ years from first default to eviction from a residential property.A total of 210 homes were ordered to be repossessed throughout the State since the start of the year.SIX HOMES RE-POSSESSED BY BANKS IN DONEGAL SO FAR THIS YEAR was last modified: May 14th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more