The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School today announced its call for nominations for the 2019 Innovations in American Government Award. This year the Innovations in American Government Awards Program is specifically seeking nominees focused on creating economic opportunity for all.To be eligible to apply, programs must be designed to achieve at least one of the following goals:Create opportunities that generate income and contribute to upward mobility, particularly in underserved populationsProvide tools to allow individuals to break down barriers to wealth creation, entrepreneurship, and social mobility, e.g. by expanding access to public or social safety net servicesDevelop a workforce to meet the needs of the 21st-century economyAddress systematic inequalities that create or preserve stratification, particularly in education, housing/homeownership, and access to financeDemonstrate proven outcomes on employment rates, median wages, intra-generational wealth growth, educational completion, standard of living, productivity, poverty rates, etc.For over thirty years, the Innovations in American Government Award, heralded as the premier public-sector honor in the nation, has been given to programs that serve as examples of creative and effective government at its best. The application is open to programs at all levels of government — federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial — from within the United States.Applicants will be judged on the Innovations in American Government Awards’ criteria of novelty, effectiveness, significance, and transferability, as well as their impact on issues of economic and social mobility, inequity, and stratification. The Ash Center will utilize resources and expertise from across the Harvard University community, as well as preeminent authorities in the field, to select the top finalists and ultimate winner of the Innovations in American Government Award.The nomination form and additional information are available on the Innovations in American Government Award website.Nominations for the 2019 Innovations in American Government Award are due by Friday, June 14, 2019. Read Full Story
By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity ofGeorgiaTre’ Ross, Bodhi Roberts and Noe Recendiz took the stage in front of several hundred University of Georgia faculty and staff. The middle school boys stared at their feet and glanced occasionally at the crowd before presenting their boldly colored painting, centered on the word “Involved,” to a group of UGA deans.Three years ago, they wouldn’t have had this opportunity. Three years ago, they were constantly getting into trouble, and BOYS (Building Our Youth’s Skills) didn’t exist.BOYS is a program designed specifically for struggling middle school boys, said Mary White, a UGA Cooperative Extension agent. Its aim is to make sure these boys are promoted to the next grade level on time and that they develop social, behavioral and independent living skills.”It’s very gratifying,” said Booker T. Hobbs, who leads the Candler County, Ga., BOYS program, along with Ken Dekle. “You see it in their eyes that you’re making a difference in their lives. It’s very satisfying.”Off the stage, Ross, Roberts and Recendiz opened up to questioning slowly. Recendiz, a sixth-grader, said his favorite thing about the BOYS program was “meeting new people — actually, everything about BOYS.”Ross, also a sixth-grader, loves the trips. Roberts, a seventh-grader, enjoys playing sports.Before they were introduced to the BOYS program, many of the students had never traveled outside Candler County. Now they’ve gone to Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Ga., a UGA basketball game, a Georgia Southern University football game, a Savannah Sand Gnats baseball game and an ice-skating rink.”We got to see the locker room at Sanford Stadium,” Ross said. “It’s nice.”It’s not all fun and trips. “We’re busy after school,” he said. “Mr. Booker stays on us about our homework.”The project started in Candler County in May 2003, when White received a $250,000 Children, Youth and Families-at-Risk grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service. The grant continues through 2008.The program began with 34 fourth- and fifth-grade boys and now has 45 fifth- through seventh-graders.”Working closely with this group has given me a tough look at the challenges many young people have in their lives,” White said. “It’s going to take that whole village to help many of our kids succeed, and sometimes I’m not sure the ‘village’ cares enough.””The fourth- through seventh-grade kids are in limbo,” said Sharon Gibson, CYFAR coordinator for the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “They’re not little babies and not teens. They were falling through the cracks. If we didn’t grab hold of them while they were in middle school, we would lose them. Realizing this, we said, ‘we’ve got to do something.'”For some of these boys, the program is the first place they’ve had someone use the word college in a sentence connected to them, Gibson said. “When we hear ‘when I graduate from high school, this is what I want to do,’ we’re a success.”For a boy to be enrolled, families have to agree to be involved.”These parents are coming out to the family-night activities,” Gibson said. “They’re sharing food together, creating an art project together. All these pieces come together and encourage young males to stay in school.”The community, Gibson said, identified the need for the BOYS program. Then they started a separate program, GIRLS (Gaining Important Real-Life Skills).”We’re developing whole males and whole females,” Gibson said. “They’re expected to perform. These expectations are not out of reach. The final success is graduating from high school, not becoming fathers or mothers in their teens, giving them the opportunity to go on to college.”
Based on the survey, Bauske and her colleagues project devastating losses in the coming year.“A calculated loss of $260 million per month can be contributed to the drought and water restrictions imposed on the industry,” she said. “If the current drought conditions continue, the results could grow to an annual loss of $3.15 billion and 30,000 employees.”In all, it is estimated that 35,000 employees working in the Georgia urban agriculture industry have lost their jobs since the drought started. Business owners appear to be keeping full-time employees and cutting part-time and seasonal workers, she said.For more detailed information on the survey and the economic impact of the drought, visit the publications section of the center’s Web site www.gaurbanag.org/industry. By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia’s urban agriculture industry will continue to lose profits and employees if drought conditions remain over the state this year, according to a University of Georgia survey.UGA experts with the Center for Urban Agriculture conducted a survey in November and December last year to see how the current drought, which started in March 2006, has affected one of Georgia’s largest industries. Georgia’s Urban Agriculture Council helped develop and implement the survey.In all, 168 landscapers, turfgrass farmers and retail and wholesale garden business owners responded with a gloomy economic picture.“The business owners we surveyed reported substantial layoffs in 2007 resulting in the loss of 848 workers,” said Ellen Bauske, the center’s program coordinator. “If the drought continues, the businesses surveyed expect to lose an additional 708 employees.”The drought is withering profits, too, along with the plants and grasses the industry produces and sells. Survey results show a monthly average loss of $37,516 per company. “In an industry with a median income of $800,000 per company, many companies won’t be able to sustain losses of that magnitude,” Bauske said. “We can expect more news of bankruptcies, business failures and liquidation of company assets if the situation continues.”
Unfortunately, many would-be gardeners forgo planting a vegetable garden because they don’t think they have enough space. This need not be the case, since many vegetable varieties can be planted in small spaces. Alternative growing practices can also reduce the amount of space needed to grow a backyard (or back porch) garden.Tomatoes are a garden favorite but many people assume they require a lot of garden growing space. Actually, many types of tomatoes don’t need much space to grow. Often, size differences in tomato plants are distinguished by the terms determinate and indeterminate.Determinate tomatoes grow to a certain size, and then produce flowers and fruit. There can be varying degrees of determinate tomatoes. Those that are strongly determinate are often called patio tomatoes because they can be grown in a pot. This makes growing tomatoes possible for apartment dwellers who just have a patio or terrace. Some of these varieties grow just 1 to 2 feet tall.Indeterminate tomatoes, on the other hand, keep growing and setting flowers and fruit throughout the growing season.Watermelon and cantaloupe usually require a lot of space to grow. The vining nature of these plants quickly covers some real estate. Fortunately, both fruits have dwarf varieties that require less room to grow. Often these dwarf varieties are called bush or short-internode types. The vines of these varieties don’t elongate like typical watermelon or cantaloupe varieties so they take up much less garden space. With proper care and water, they will produce fruit the same size as standard or long-internode types.Beans and southern peas are also available in bush varieties that require less space and offer excellent yields.An alternative method for growing vining crops like cantaloupe and cucumber is to grow vertically. Vining crops can be trained on a trellis or wire frame. Use a cloth or net sling to support the fruit. Cantaloupe, particularly, will slip from the vine when ripe and may be damaged if not supported while growing on a trellis.Many vegetables grow in small spaces without gardeners having to search for special varieties or use special cultural practices. These include lettuce, mustard, onions, radish and spinach. Vegetables that are harvested as leaves, such as collards and kale, can be grown in small spaces, too. Just harvest immature leaves, before the plants become very large.Start planning your garden spot now to be sure you allow plants the room they need to grow while providing the biggest harvest of homegrown vegetables for your family. For more help planning your next garden, see the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension publication “Vegetable Gardening in Georgia” at www.caes.uga.edu/publications or contact your local UGA Extension agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.
University of Georgia entomologist Nancy Hinkle has built a career as a well-respected veterinary entomologist, but it’s her work with invisible insects that gained her notoriety outside academia. This fall the Entomological Society of America presented Hinkle with its 2014 Recognition Award in Urban Entomology for her work studying insects that are considered pests in the human environment — including pests that are sometimes imagined. “It is always gratifying to be recognized by one’s peers,” said Hinkle, who won the society’s regional Recognition Award for Urban Entomology in spring 2014. “My advantage is working on pests everyone dislikes — fleas, ticks, lice, mites, spiders and such.” Hinkle, who works in the Department of Entomology in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environemntal Sciences, traveled to the society’s national conference in Portland this November to receive her award. Hinkle, who has worked as a medical-veterinary entomologist at UGA since 2001, primarily works with insect pests that affect the poultry industry. Over her career she also has researched various insects that affect humans — from fleas to head lice to mosquitoes. “Dr. Hinkle’s primary responsibility is working with the poultry industry and with veterinary or medical entomology (research), but in this work she encounters a number of problems that affect our urban clientele,” said Wayne Gardner, a fellow UGA professor of entomology with the college. “Even though it’s not her primary responsibility, Dr. Hinkle works to address each of those problems brought to her, and she addresses them quite effectively,” continued Gardner, who nominated Hinkle for the award. Because of her interest in blood-sucking insects, Hinkle has become one of the nation’s leading experts on delusional parasitosis, a psychological condition in which the individual believes himself to be infested with insects despite the fact that there is no evidence of infestation. Her interest in the subject started in the 1980s when her doctoral advisor at the University of Florida — flea researcher Philip Koehler — received a sample he did not have time to identify. He handed it off to Hinkle, who spent hours trying to identify the insect only to realize later that there was nothing in the sample to identify. With funding from the Florida Entomological Society, Hinkle found that it wasn’t uncommon for pest control operators and labs to be asked to solve imaginary pest infestations. As an Extension entomologist, she often received — and still receives — calls from worried individuals who believe they are infested with an unknown skin parasite. This condition is sometimes found in people with no other signs of mental illness or substance abuse. She summarized her experience with “invisible bugs” in the 2010 Annual Review of Entomology article, “Ekbom Syndrome: The Challenge of ‘Invisible Bug’ Infestations.” In 2011, Current Psychiatry Reports included her article, “Ekbom Syndrome: A Delusional Condition of ‘Bugs in the Skin’,” to help mental health professionals understand the condition. “She’s kind of a focal point for professionals who work with people affected by this condition,” Gardner said. “She broke it down and talked about the different issues that can cause it.”In addition to her work with human and animal ectoparasites and delusory ectoparasites, Hinkle maps the geographic range of brown recluse spiders in Georgia and illustrates how rare the feared spiders are in the state. Hinkle is currently working on control methods for avian mites, pest flies and darkling beetles that carry salmonella and can transmit the bacteria among poultry flocks. In 2012, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Livestock Insect Workers Conference for her work with poultry and cattle parasites and pests. Since her interests span the worlds of veterinary, agricultural and urban pest problems, Hinkle frequently addresses pest management conferences around the country. She has made more than 300 presentations to pest control groups, including 22 state associations, the National Conference on Urban Entomology, the Purdue Pest Management Conference and the National Pest Management Association. Hinkle received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in medical entomology from Auburn University and a doctorate from the University of Florida. She taught at the University of California, Riverside, for nine years before joining the UGA Department of Entomology.
Snow is a sly beast. Take one glance at those rolling white hills along the Blue Ridge this season: they could be piles of pillows or huge marshmallow clouds. Soft, comfortable, forgiving. Gentle giants.Nope.That snow is torture. It may look like sweet fairy dust in the air, but it mostly settles on the mountains like just another layer of stone. Sometimes you’ll come across a big powdery patch of delight to sink your chilly limbs into, and for a brief second you might find some comfort. Much icier slopes, though, seem to be more common here in the East.Still, these slopes attract skiers and snowboarders from all over the region for a dose of wintry adrenaline. Experts cruise down Black Diamond peaks without one bump to document the journey, but behind every snow pro stands a stumbling and bumbling beginner who can’t slide five feet down the mountain without a good bit of falling.Introducing Ass Armor, my new saving grace as I struggle through the early stages of snowboarding. After a single afternoon without any padding or protection, my butt was ready to call the whole thing quits. The bruises just weren’t worth the eventual gain.Turns out that Ass Armor Founder Casey Scherr agrees with me. In the midst of her own learning process, Scherr needed a little extra support to make it all the way through the run with enough stamina left for even one more go. Ass Armor uses D30 XT, the same polymer technology found in many sports and law enforcement protective pieces, to cradle your backside in a layer of shock-absorbing deliverence. It’s like foam, but better: D30 is 40% thinner than comparable foam products, much more flexible and absorbent, and actually comfortable – very unlike strapping a unwieldy foam block to your rump.The D30 XT padding is attached onto a pair of spandex shorts, ranging in size from XS to XL to fit any user. The spandex material is also breathable and moisture-wicking for optimal dryness through sweat or snow. Wear under layers, in between, or right on top to show off your gear.Thanks to Ass Armor, pioneering the slopes just got a whole lot easier. Falling may be inevitable, but there’s no need to turn black and blue. Breathe easy and tumble in style – your assets are safe.
Pro Bono Awards: Law Firm Commendation April 1, 2002 Regular News THE LAW FIRM COMMENDATIONPresented by Chief Justice Charles Wells The purpose of the Law Firm Commendation is to recognize, when appropriate, a law firm which has demonstrated a significant contribution in the delivery of legal services to individuals or groups on a pro bono basis. Unlike the Tobias Simon and Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Awards, the Law Firm Commendation is not an annual award. Markowitz, Davis, Ringel & Trusty, P.A. Miami The law firm of Markowitz, Davis, Ringel & Trusty, P.A. was established in 1980 by longtime friends Jerry M. Markowitz, Joseph I. Davis, Jr., and Thomas Ringel. This union has resulted in the growth of a multi-disciplinary, mid-sized civil practice law firm with a remarkable devotion to community service, dedication to the needs of employees, knowledge of the law and commitment to its clients. The lawyers are passionate about their pro bono work, a labor of love that has touched the lives of thousands — single mothers, working families and senior citizens facing financial difficulties; immigrants unable to communicate in their own language; grieving families and clergy facing ‘end of life’ decisions; the victims of domestic violence; and the elderly, poor and disadvantaged in need of legal counsel and advice. In 2001, the firm’s partners and associates devoted more than 2,200 hours to pro bono work, and for many years, 100 percent of the firm’s lawyers have delivered pro bono legal services. This statistic is merely the most recent manifestation of a deeply held belief that the grant of a license to practice law comes with the responsibility to serve those who do not have the financial ability to hire a lawyer. Each of the firm’s five shareholders are active community leaders, some serving as officers and directors of some of South Florida’s leading civic and charitable organizations. Since its inception, the firm has received any number of pro bono clients through referrals from the federal and state trial and appellate courts. For over a decade, individual lawyers have worked thousands of hours on pro bono cases. In the early 1990s the firm formalized a relationship with Put Something Back, a joint pro bono project of the 11th Judicial Circuit and Dade County Bar Association, to provide the indigent with access to the civil court system in Miami-Dade County and regularly takes pro bono cases to provide representation to the indigent community in the Southern District of Florida. Jerry M. Markowitz, managing shareholder, is one of South Florida’s leading business and bankruptcy reorganization law practitioners. Markowitz is listed in the directory of Best Lawyers in America. He is a founding member and treasurer of the Florida Receivers Forum, past vice chair of The Florida Bar 11th Judicial Circuit “J” Grievance Committee, and founding sponsor of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida. As the founder of the Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop, he gives his time each year as a program co-chair and serves as volunteer, mentor and lecturer at the Bankruptcy Assistance Clinic, a joint program of the Bankruptcy Bar Foundation of the Southern District of Florida, Put Something Back, and the St. Thomas University School of Law. The Bankruptcy Assistance Clinic is the first of its kind in Florida and only one of several such programs nationwide. Currently, the clinic is comprised of 12 law students who, under the guidance of lawyers from the association, including Markowitz, provide free legal services to indigent clients. In addition, he is among a handful of local attorneys who have agreed to act as mentors in the Mentoring Attorney Professionalism Program (MAPP) that provides guidance to newly admitted members of The Florida Bar and instills the importance of professionalism. Founding shareholder Joseph I. Davis, Jr., is a distinguished litigation attorney and is active in the Jewish community. He serves as co-chair of the Holocaust Survivors Committee of Jewish Community Services of South Florida, is a board member of Jewish Community Services, is a member of its legal issues committee and is also co-chair of its Food Service Committee. Davis is a founding member of the University of Florida Hillel Alumni Council and has served as a committee chair for the Maccabi Games hosted by the Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center. Thomas Ringel, an accomplished real estate practitioner for almost a quarter of a century, has served in leadership roles on many of South Florida’s civic, cultural and religious charities. Most recently, he has been named one of the five founding members of the Charter Commission for the Village of Palmetto Bay. The Charter Commission is charged with the responsibility of drafting the first municipal charter in order to balance the needs of area residents’ desire for local government with the need not to unduly harm the remainder of the unincorporated county. Candis Trusty, a probate, guardianship and elder law attorney, is a longtime champion of pro bono legal services to the poor and disadvantaged. Trusty is repeatedly called upon by the probate court for the 11th Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County to represent, on a pro bono basis, incapacitated indigent persons. For years, in situations where, because of insufficient resources, the Public Guardian is statutorily prohibited from accepting additional appointments, Trusty has accepted court appointments as a pro bono guardian ad litem to investigate, report and recommend to the court on ‘end of life’ decisions. For many years, Ms. Trusty has played a major role in educating other lawyers about probate and guardianship law. Through the Dade County Bar Association Guardianship and Probate Committee and in conjunction with Put Something Back, Trusty has helped organize, develop and establish ongoing seminars. During her tenure as the president of the South Miami Kendall Bar Association, Trusty helped organize and create a free legal help table. Staffed by lawyers, the effort was organized to reach people who would not ordinarily seek the counsel of lawyers, but who nevertheless have questions about the law. In 1992 and 1994, Trusty received the South Miami-Kendall Bar Association Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award. Thomas Messana, a noted bankruptcy attorney, was the 2000 President of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida. He has spearheaded the effort to create the Bankruptcy Bar Foundation of the Southern District of Florida whose goal is to raise $500,000 within five years. To date, the foundation has raised in excess of $100,000. One of the foundation’s inaugural programs is to underwrite a Bankruptcy Assistance Clinic. Messana has worked with other attorneys on a consumer education project which helps educate indigent pro se debtors about their rights in bankruptcy. Through Messana’s effort, the consumer information guide has been translated into Spanish and Creole and distributed to these underserved communities who reside in large numbers throughout the state of Florida. Inspired by its shareholders, the law firm’s philosophy inculcates all attorneys into a culture committed to providing pro bono legal services. For example, in 1999, the firm’s lawyers led the charge to meet a critical unmet need for volunteer lawyers in emergency domestic violence situations by creating domestic violence training seminars. Since the initial seminar conducted in their offices, Mark Gatica, an attorney with the firm, has distinguished himself in providing hundreds of volunteer hours to clients referred by Put Something Back. Typically, a client will appear on short notice before a scheduled hearing on a victim’s request for a permanent injunction against domestic violence. Gatica has obtained many injunctions in spousal and domestic abuse cases to protect victims who do not have the ability to pay attorneys’ fees. For the past three years, firm lawyers Darrel T. King and Jonathan S. Leiderman have conducted clinics on small claims court. These clinics are designed to help pro se litigants understand the court process and to assist them in advancing their claims. jurisdiction, all of these matters are less than $2,500 in controversy, and experience shows most of these matters are less than $1,000; however, to the aggrieved party, who are often on the verge of poverty, every dollar is significant. Gerald W. Pierre, an attorney with the firm, mentored a high school student enrolled in a legal magnet program at Miami Senior High School. Rachel Lopate Rubio, a law clerk awaiting admission to the Bar, serves as a guardian ad litem and works on cases for Lawyers for Children. The firm’s practice areas focus on bankruptcy and workouts, receiverships, creditors’ rights, mediation-arbitration services, commercial litigation, probate and guardianship, elder law, civil litigation, family and real estate law. The firm was the 2000 recipient of the Dade County Bar Association Put Something Back Pro Bono Award as the “Exceptional Law Firm,” and in 1999 was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation from Metropolitan Dade County for its pro bono contributions to the community. In 1998, the firm received the DadeCounty Bar Association “Put Something Back” Pro BonoAward for Probate and Guardianship. Markowitz, Davis, Ringel & Trusty, P.A. is guided by a different spirit, a rare kind of caring for the needs of others matched by an abiding respect for professional excellence and the law. any measure, the lawyers of Markowitz, Davis, Ringel & Trusty, P.A. demonstrate the finest tradition of volunteer service to the poor and disadvantaged that the Bar has to offer. Click here for more Pro Bono Awards Ceremony coverage.
From the iconic suit Neil Armstrong in wore in 1969 to the movie-esque suits Hurley and Behnken will wear, the design has modernized. UPDATE: On board, is Apalachin native Douglas Hurley, who will pilot the spacecraft after it launches on its Demo-2 mission. He will be joined by astronaut Robert Behnken. —– Throughout the years, the design of an astronaut’s spacesuit has changed. (WBNG) — Due to bad weather, the SpaceX flight has been postponed until May 30. Read more by clicking here. (WBNG) — At 4:33 p.m. Wednesday, SpaceX will launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft into space. To learn more about Apalachin native and astronaut Douglas Hurley, click here. Viewing on our news app? Click here! Check out the following PDF from NASA that discusses the suit’s design over the decades.
– Advertisement – Lewis Hamilton is F1’s second seven-time champion in history after clinching 2020 crown with three races to spare with epic Turkish GP victory; Hamilton, who claimed his 94th win, is now statistically the sport’s most successful driver By Matt MorlidgeLast Updated: 15/11/20 12:23pm “Woohoo!” said an emotional Hamilton on team radio. “Thank you so much guys.- Advertisement – Hamilton is now statistically the most successful driver in F1 history, having broken Schumacher’s tally of 91 wins earlier this season.Hamilton only needed to avoid being outscored by eight points by Valtteri Bottas on Sunday at Istanbul Park – and took an incredible come-from-behind victory, his 94th, to seal the title in style in wet conditions. Lewis Hamilton7 Most podiums 163 – Advertisement – Alain Prost4 While Hamilton has yet to sign on for 2021, with his Mercedes contract expiring next month, he is expected to renew and looks well placed to build on his record-equalling title.Mercedes have been 2020’s dominant team and have sealed clean sweeps of F1’s championships in seven consecutive years – an unprecedented run of success in the sport. Lewis Hamilton passes Sergio Perez into Turn 12 to take the lead at the Turkish GP Bottas was never in contention in Turkey and finished down in 14th.The 2020 crown is Hamilton’s fourth in a row and sixth since joining Mercedes nearly eight years ago. He won his first title with McLaren in 2008.Hamilton matches Schumacher… and will he add more titles?Hamilton is at the same stage of his career as Schumacher was – 35 years old and in his 14th season of F1 – when the German, who was also the first driver to reach six titles, became a seven-time champion at the 2004 Belgian GP.Schumacher raced for five more seasons in F1, with Ferrari and then a three-year return with Mercedes before he was replaced, ironically, by Hamilton, but failed to add any more championships. Most F1 Drivers’ Championships 0:52 Lewis Hamilton passes Sergio Perez into Turn 12 to take the lead at the Turkish GP The key F1 records Hamilton now holds Michael Schumacher7 Most wins94 Sebastian Vettel4 Most points 3728 “That’s for all the kids out there that dream the impossible. You can do it too, I believe in you guys.”He added after the race: “We dreamed of this when we were young, watching the Grand Prix, and this is way, way beyond our dreams.” Juan-Manuel Fangio5 Lewis Hamilton has matched Michael Schumacher’s record of seven Formula 1 titles after clinching the 2020 Drivers’ Championship at the Turkish GP.- Advertisement – Most poles97 *shared with Schumacher
RIJEKA – I miss the silver winner of Telly in the category Branded Content: Travel / Tourism The Telly Awards showcases the best works recorded for television and other media each year. The festival received more than 13.000 entries from all five continents, and the winners of the Telly Awards represent the work of some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world. The films of the production company BALDUČI FILM were awarded with three big prizes: The film RIJEKA I MISS YOU was shot for the Tourist Board of the City of Rijeka, and Croatian actors also took part in the film: Alen Liverić, Natalija Đorđević, Jana Škrgulja, Edi Ćelić, photographer Iva Znaor and girl Lara Zgrablić. In addition to the actors, there are other members of the team: Bobby Grubić, Robert Kalčić and Pavle Kaplanec. • CROATIA YOUR NEXT FILMING DESTINATION – gold in the category Branded Content: Videography / Cinematography, for which the cameraman Jalil Armijo is responsible “In ancient times, Socrates said that there are no coincidences and that every coincidence happens for a reason. That’s how we in the team think. When you win the first prize you think by accident, but when the prizes happen often and for almost every film in our production, we are convinced that this is the reason for the quality of our films. We are sorry when some clients do not trust us, do not want to pay the registration fee for participating in the festival, but they congratulate us and look forward to the mutual success. I believe in my team, I believe in our films that have a recognizable handwriting, and yet they are different. Every award makes us happy, from the smallest to the largest and every award is welcome because it has a motivating effect. We are often not awarded at a festival, sometimes we do not enter the final round, but we still send our next film to the festival aware that we cannot always win – but we like to compete and prove ourselves. Choosing a winner is a matter of the jury’s taste, the amount of films received and it is often difficult to decide who is better in the mass of entries – I know this from my own experience as a jury member at many festivalsSaid the producer and screenwriter of the award-winning films Spomenko Saraga. At the prestigious American festival The Telly Awards, which was held for the 41st time this year, Croatian films once again won significant awards. RIJEKA AND MISS YOU The film CROATIA YOUR NEXT FILMING DESTINATION was shot with the support of the Croatian National Tourist Board, interestingly without the support of HAVC, in order to promote Croatia as an excellent destination for shooting all types of films. “The films are in competition at several more festivals and expecting results, we hope for some more awards”Concluded Saraga. The films were written by Spomenka Saraga, who is also the producer of the films, directed by Herve Tirmarche and cameraman and editor Jalil Armi. Films produced by BALDUČI FILMA have won over 13 world awards and recognitions in the last 50 years, the Grand Prix, and the films UNIQUE DUBROVNIK and DUBROVNIK AND TIME have entered the top 10 tourist films in the world. • CROATIA YOUR NEXT FILMING DESTINATION – gold for the best film in the category promotional film Travel / Tourism CROATIA YOUR NEXT FILMING DESTINATION You can watch the movies in the attachment. So far, these films have already won several awards: at the largest ITB tourism fair in Berlin, at the jubilee 20th edition of THE GOLDEN CITY GATE festival silver awards, and at the New York Festivals also a silver medal for the film RIJEKA I MISS YOU, which is normally awarded in Las Vegas during the NAB show, which like the ITB in Berlin was not held, so the prizes will be delivered to us by mail.