Vukovar got the first Croatian 3D ZOO!

first_imgAt the initiative of the city of Vukovar, the first Croatian Vukovar 3D ZOO was established in the city.Vukovar 3D Zoo consists of 5 3D anamorphic paintings with a total size of about 100m2 made for the City of Vukovar by the famous artist Filip Mrvelj, who also painted the first anamorphic painting on the bridge over the Vuka in Vukovar. Mayor Ivan Penava said that the new paintings were set in the wake of the success that the first such painting in Vukovar caused in the public. “Thanks to the celebrated artist Filip Mrvelj, on the promenade in the center of Vukovar, we got 5 more such paintings that will, I’m sure, cause enthusiasm among the citizens of Vukovar and its visitors because this is something unusual.”, Pointed out Penava.The author of the pictures, Filip Mrvelj, says that he did not expect such a great coverage of the first picture, which provoked numerous positive reactions and was recorded in all local and national media, but also on social networks. These 3D anamorphic images or images of the illusion of three-dimensional space are made on pvc linoleum attached to a concrete base. Otherwise, the Anamorphic image gets a 3D effect when viewed from a single point using a lens (mobile phone, camera, camera). Photo: Press032Vukovar 3D Zoo is a continuation of the project “Days of graffiti Vukovar” and is also the second step leading to the realization of an ambitious project called “Vukovar – Port of Art” which will be realized in 2017 when the world’s best artists from the world of 3D anamorphic picture.”By designing new social facilities and innovations in social infrastructure, we want to change the views of the city of Vukovar and raise and improve the quality of life, taking into account that this art form creates great interaction with local people and tourists because of its attractiveness.” and the value of the contracted works amounted to HRK 33.750,00, and they were financed by the City of Vukovar.Photo: Press032last_img read more

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GAME NOTES: Valdosta State

first_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Argonauts are enjoying one of the best seasons in recent memory, sitting at 17-10, the school’s first 17-win season since 2003-04. UWF will wrap up the regular season with a home game against Valdosta State this Saturday at 4 p.m.2011-12 UWF Men’s Basketball Game Notes:- Game 29: Valdosta State- Games 26-27: West Ga. and West Ala.- Games 24-25: North Ala. and Ala.-Huntsville- Games 22-23: Christian Brothers and Delta State- Game 21: Valdosta State- Game 20: New Orleans- Game 19: West Alabama- Game 18: West Georgia- Games 16-17: North Ala. and Ala.-Huntsville- Game 15: Delta State- Game 14: Christian Brothers- Games 12-13: St. Augustine’s and Va. State- Games 10-11: Ark.-Ft. Smith and Ark. Tech- Game 9: Shaw- Game 8: Ga. Southwestern- Games 6-7: Auburn Mont. and North Ga.- Game 5: Southeastern- Game 4: Ga. Southwestern- Game 3: Montevallo- Games 1 – 2: Lynn and BarryREGIONAL RANKINGSThe University of West Florida finds itself at No. 6 in the NCAA South Regional rankings, staying put after taking down now No. 5 West Georgia. The Argos are on the cusp of taking part in the program’s first ever NCAA Regional with the top eight teams making the cut.BEASLEY STEPPING UPWest Florida junior Terrance Beasley has stepped up as of late, earning a role in the starting line up in the Argo’s last four outings. The Tulane transfer put in a career high 18 points during the team’s six point win over North Alabama, going 9-of-11 from the field.HEADING INTO THE GSC TOURNEYThe Argos now sit tied for third place in the conference standings with West Georgia and North Alabama at 7-6 in league play. The GSC Tournament will take place on March 2-4, with all eight teams qualifying.PROGRAM WIN NUMBER 400The Argos grabbed win number 400 in program history after defeating West Georgia at home last Thursday. UWF is now 401-343 all time in 27 seasons of play. The men’s basketball team was founded in 1967 but did cease play from 1976-1993.FINISHING OVER .500The Argos will finish the regular season over .500 for the first time since the 2008-09 season when the team went 13-12. The 17 wins so far this year is the first 17-win season for UWF since the 2003-04 campaign with a win against the Blazers matching the 2000-01 18-win season.LAST TIME VS. VALDOSTAThe Argos took a 10-point, 73-63 win at Valdosta on Jan. 28, for their 14th win of the season. Four West Florida players scored in double-digits including Jamar Moore, who ended the night with a double-double, scoring 20 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.Print Friendly Version Share GAME NOTES: Valdosta Statelast_img read more

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GWI misleads Govt on water treatment system

first_imgPublic Health Minister, Dr George Norton is insisting that the Guyana Water Incorporation (GWI) denied using the controversial water purification chemical, Antinfek, in its treatment of water for public distribution; however, internal records prove that it has been used in wells at Diamond and the Soesdyke, Linden Highway, East Bank Demerara (EBD); and Bartica, in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Dr Norton told Guyana Times that when he contacted the water company to respond to the mounting concerns on its use of the disputable chemical, officials assured him that the substance is not being used for water treatment purposes, but is being used for testing.The Minister said he is satisfied with the explanation and has no reason to distrust the information proffered by GWI.“They are not using it to purify the water. As far as the information I got from GWI, the public is not at risk (and) I would have no reason to doubt the integrity of the officials of GWI,” he stated.Internal recordsBut internal records seen by this publication confirm that the chemical is being used to treat water in at least three majorly populated areas in the country.Minutes of meetings during March 2016 show that the Antinfek chemical will be used for new wells in several communities in Bartica.The documents from another meeting in June 2016 indicate that the well at the Linden/Soesdyke Highway will be dosed with Antinfek. In fact, the internal communications illustrate that dosing pumps were being procured for the dosing of the Antinfek chemical in the well.Additionally, the records from a July 2016 meeting show that the well at Diamond, EBD, is also being dosed with the Antinfek chemical to treat the water.Subsequently however, the Executive Director of Operations said he ceased using the Antinfek chemical to treat the water at Diamond after the Water Quality Manager indicated that the laboratory cannot test and monitor the chemical.During that meeting, the Managing Director somewhat disregarded the concerns of the Water Quality Manager, saying that she should conduct research on the use of the chemical since it is used in medical supplies across the world.At this point, officials at GWI were aware that the chemical being used to treat water wells across the country was questionable.The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on Monday ordered the GWI to halt the usage of this chemical but Guyana Times was unable to ascertain whether the water company will be complying with this order since it has not publicly acknowledged that the chemical is being used.Efforts to solicit a comment from the GWI’s Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles on these unfolding events proved futile since he indicated his unavailability to speak because he was in a meeting when contacted at two intervals throughout the day.In its public missive on the issue, GWI said it is still using the sole disinfecting agent in all the treatment plants, while laboratory studies are being done on the use of other treatment alternatives.GWI argued that it was found that the residual concentration of chlorine has a short life span, thus it does not protect the water from re-contamination during prolonged storage.It noted that testing is being done on the chemical Antinfek but clearly from the internal communications, the substance is being used to treat water.AntinfekAntinfek is manufactured by Dovebiotech Group of Companies which describes the chemical as a powerful organic bio-polymerbased compound, effective in decontamination of water against waterborne diseases, bacterium and fungi.Internal communications show that the GWI Scientific Services Manager outlined that research suggests that the chemical was not recommended for approval for household water treatment distribution in Haiti, which had no US National Sanitary Foundation (NFS) certification for potable water use.Guyana Times understands that a Dove Biotech representative claimed that Antinfek was “approved for sale in Guyana by the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board of Guyana”. However, the Registrar at the PTCCB indicated to GWI by email that “records at the PTCCB do not show a registration/approval for this product.”Notably, the importation of this chemical requires approval by the PTCCB under the law.last_img read more

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