December 30

Transylvania Epic Recap

first_imgThanks to Vince for this great shot!Well, it’s been about a week and a half since TSE ended and I’ve put blogging low on the list of priorities simply because when you miss a week or work, there’s a ton of catch up!Here is a recap of my feelings for the week that I wrote for Dirt Rag Magazine last week.Stage 4 was my toughest physical day. The trail was super fun at Raystown. I detonated early on and was feeling the deleterious effects from cracking on the road stage the day before! It was 98 and humid that day. The trail was like a roller coaster with a bunch of woops. It was awesome and I didn’t care that I felt slow and tired on my bike. Well, I did care, but it helped to be on an awesome trail. I’d highly recommend checking out that trail if you are ever in the area!Stage 4a was a wheelie contest that I somehow won. It was awesome!! I have never been great at riding wheelies, but 10′ was all I needed to win the jersey!243302_10100277944713463_10223676_53452814_5128665_ophotoThat would be the super-d jersey and my friend’s son, Tanner. He is only 11 years old and rode about half the stages. Look out for this guy in the future of mountain biking!Stage 5 was fun. It was super d stage race! We did 4 different super-Ds. I had fun on all the techy trails and it was surprisingly refreshing to do some all out 15 minute efforts and some balls-out descending!Stage 6 was the toughest day mentally for me. It was the only day I had good legs, but luck was not on my side. My leg suffered a blow from a hidden tree branch sticking out early on in the race. It’s doing much better, but still swollen and little bit painful. I kept shoving ice into my sock during the race to try to keep the swelling down. I also rode 5 miles off course losing about 30 min and I broke my derailleur. That was the toughest day to swallow. I was thankful to have good legs, but it was a bummer to lose so much time on a day where I could have made some headway on my GC placing. 1 2last_img read more

November 18

Telly Awards: Croatian tourist films again won significant awards

first_imgRIJEKA – 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.center_img “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.last_img read more

December 25


first_imgThe body of a fisherman has been recovered off the coast of Inishowen.At 10.46 am the Malin Head coastguard unit was contacted when debris was found floating in the water close to Kinnego Bay.There was also signs of diesel spillage close to where the debris was found. Ten minutes after the alarm was raised, a body was recovered from the water.Rescuers were unsure if the man was fishing on his own, so an extensive search was launched to see if there were others in the water.The Portrush and Lough Swilly lifeboat units were dispatched to the scene along with the Greencastle Coastguard and the rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo.They carried out an extensive search of the area, but were satisfied that there was nobody else aboard the stricken vessel. The fisherman recovered from the water was in his 50’s and is from the Glengad area in Inishowen.BREAKING NEWS: BODY OF FISHERMAN RECOVERED OFF INISHOWEN was last modified: June 28th, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:chopperfishermanHome-page NewsResucelast_img read more