Online petition launched Save the island of Biševo from concreting

first_imgPokrenuto je potpisivanje peticije “Spasimo Biševo od betoniranja”​, a možete ju potpisati hereBespravni građevinski radovi koji se trenutno vrše u neposrednom okolišu crkve sv. Silvestra i unutar međa srednjovjekovnog samostana na otoku Biševu narušavaju ambijentalnost i sklad naselja Poje, svojedobnog centra otoka. Peticijom se traži da Konzervatorski odjel u Splitu izađe na teren i zaštiti ovaj arheološki lokalitet od nasrtaja divlje gradnje Rješenjem o preventivnoj zaštiti.Crkva sv. Silvestra nalazi se unutar skladne mikro-povijesne jezgre naselja Poje na otoku Biševu (zaštićeno kulturno dobro RST-0613-1972). Povijesni izvori svjedoče da se uz crkvu nalazio benediktinski samostan darovan redovnicima s Tremita koji je u punoj snazi djelovao tijekom 12. i 13. st. Nad ostacima je samostana, najvjerojatnije tijekom baroka, nastao omanji građevinski sklop kamenih kuća s vrtom koji zajedno s crkvom čini veoma skladnu ambijentalno-povijesnu cjelinu.  “Ovo je jedini način da upozorimo javnost na grubo kršenje zakona i teror koji se trenutačno vrši nad kulturnom i prirodnom baštinom otoka Biševa. Napominjem kako članak 3. Zakona o zaštiti i očuvanju kulturnih dobara nalaže da kulturna dobra bez obzira na vlasništvo, preventivnu zaštitu ili registraciju uživaju zaštitu prema odredbama predmetnog zakona. Također, upozoravam kako je još iz vremena zadnje konzervatorske obnove crkve, kada su otkriveni čak i starokršćanski slojevi iz 6. stoljeća, ostalo dosta nedovršenog posla sa strane izvođača radova kao što je otvorena grobnica u kojoj se vide kosti itd. Ovim Vas putem još jednom usrdno molim da zajedničkim naporima pridonesemo zaštiti još uvijek netaknutog krajolika i kulturne baštine pučinskog otoka Biševa” ističe pokretač peticije Stjepan Tafra.Spasimo Biševo od betonizacije, a podršku možete dati herelast_img read more

Leon O. Siebert

first_imgLeon Orval Siebert, age 73 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at his home.  Born on October 11, 1946 in Batesville, he was the son of Ray and Betty (nee: Dugle) Siebert.Leon served in the US Army in Vietnam as a helicopter Crew Chief.  He earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star during his time of service.During his younger years, Leon had many jobs. He worked as a sand blaster in the Gulf of Mexico on the large oil rigs for several years. He also owned and drove his own semi-truck in Texas for a few years. About 10 years ago Leon returned to Batesville where he worked in the stamping department of Batesville Tool & Die.Most knew how much Leon loved his dog, Gizmo. Because of his recent health issues, Leon liked to watch TV.  He used to do a lot of woodworking making small things like letters and such.He is survived by his sister, Darlene Baechle of Bradenton, FL and brother, Marlin (Julia) Siebert of Batesville, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.Visitation will be Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 11-1pm with a 1:00pm funeral service all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Pastor Creighton P. Leptak officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery with military honors by the Ripley County VFW Post #3183 and Prell-Brand American Legion Post #271.Due to the COVID-19 precautions, all attending are asked to wear a mask and follow proper social distancing protocol. If you are not feeling well, or if you have compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home.Memorials may be given to the ALS Association by bringing it to the services or mailing to Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.You are welcomed to leave a message at on Leon’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.last_img read more

Clippers looking forward to clash with Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

first_imgAgain, George concurred.“This is really the fun part of the season, when you have stretches to be together,” said George, who has started his Clippers tenure by averaging 25 points on 44.6 percent shooting, 6.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists through six games.“We’ve been at home and you love being at home, but everybody’s kind of with their families when we’re playing at home. When we’re on the road, we’re together, we’re bonding, there’s chemistry built, there’s dinners to be had. So that’s what’s gonna really start to mold and build this team.“And then you just have fun being the hated being on the road, playing in hostile environments. You have fun with that and then you build off that. That’s what I think builds the chemistry.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory How ’bout that red-hot Luka Doncic?“He’s the head of the snake over there,” Kawhi Leonard said Sunday night.So, dangerous?“He’s the head of the snake,” reiterated Paul George minutes later, the Clippers’ two new superstars on the same page of the scouting report regarding Doncic. Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime TAKING THE SHOW ON THE ROADThe Clippers said Sunday that they’re ready to try to translate their success at Staples Center, where they’ve won seven straight, into wins on the road – an important exercise considering nine of their next 11 games are away.“We are going to find out a lot more about our team, we have some tough games on the road,” said Rivers, noting that the Clippers might have benefited from playing 12 of their first 17 games at home, but few of those early victories were gimmes.The Clippers, according to ESPN, have played the NBA’s fifth-toughest schedule so far – and they were without at least one of either Leonard or Paul until both stepped on the court together for the first time just three games ago.“It’s funny,” Rivers said, “we had the home games, but we have had one of the toughest schedules in the NBA so far. The home games have been hard teams. (And) we haven’t had our health, really, through it, and we came out of it OK. Now we are going on the road, but we have our guys back.“And I am looking forward to it.”Related Articles “I was on-board first, last year, with him,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers claimed. “I just think he is a special, special basketball player. He is. And he’s hard to stop. This year he has come back with more. Offensively, he’s tough.”George concurred.“We know the dynamics of the game and we know where he’s taking his game,” George said. “So Dallas, talent-wise, I think they’re really performing higher than people would expect and he’s the reason for it. He’s really doing everything. So I’ve been watching, I’ve been keeping up and following what he’s been doing. And, man, he’s doing it.“He’s in the MVP conversation right now, so it’s kind of hard to not know what’s going on in Dallas.” What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Whether the Clippers packed enough antivenom to subdue the 20-year-old triple-double machine and his surging Mavericks will be determined Tuesday in Dallas (5:30 p.m., Prime Ticket, NBA TV), when the teams meet for the first time this season, both winners of five consecutive games.The Clippers (12-5) fly in fresh off Sunday’s convincing 134-109 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, the cherry on a perfect 5-0 homestand in which they allowed an average of 104.2 points per game, scored an average of 120.6 points and extended their franchise-record best home start to 11-1.Meanwhile, the Mavericks (11-5) have been on a roll too. They defeated the Houston Rockets 137-123 on Sunday afternoon to extend their streak of 135-plus-point games to three, something no previous Mavericks team has done and no team in the NBA had since the Phoenix Suns in 2009, according to ESPN.The proverbial head of the snake, as the Clippers’ two superstar analysts described it: Doncic, the flashy Slovenian guard who recently joined LeBron James as the only other player in league history to have multiple outings with at least 40 points and 10 assists before his 21st birthday, per ESPN.Doncic’s 42-point triple-double in a win against the Spurs on Nov. 18 kickstarted a streak of four consecutive games in which he’s had at least 30 points and 10 assists. Consider: Only four players in NBA history have had longer such streaks: Oscar Robertson (twice), Nate Archibald, Michael Jordan and Russell Westbrook.last_img read more

13-0? ‘There’s always things you can refine and polish,’ USWNT boss Jill Ellis says

first_img“That feeling – it’s a self-belief, it’s a confidence, it’s an energy – call it what you want but goalscorers have to feel that. When you have a deluge of goals like that, it’s a good feeling. “Every team that is here has been fantastic to get to this point. To be respectful to opponents is to play hard against them. It’s a tournament where goal differential is a criteria.” USA face Chile on Sunday ahead of a much-anticipated Group F fixture against Sweden. Thailand proved exceptionally poor, though, and Ellis acknowledged USWNT still has work to do the side is to retain the title in France. “We’re going to sit and look at some film. There’s always things you can refine and polish,” Ellis said. “I’m not sure exactly what our next opponent [Chile] will do but teams sit low and it invites us on top of them a lot. “It [this win] is how you want to start a tournament. You want to have that [winning] feeling. “It’s having players feeling good about the game. It is about building momentum, getting that first game under your belt – that feeling – that’s going to be the biggest takeaway for us.” Ellis said she would have no problems keeping her players grounded, either, “because they are on a mission”. “This is one step in that. They understand that the mission matters most,” she said.  5 goals 2 assists @budweiserusa WOTM @alexmorgan13— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 11, 2019Ellis understandably reserved special praise for five-goal hero Morgan and said it was “respectful” for her team to keep attacking until the final whistle, something the USA certainly did, scoring six times from the 74th minute. “Alex tonight – I thought she was tight and tidy in the box. I thought she pulled the trigger well and again, [produced] some world class finishes,” she added.  United States head coach Jill Ellis was not getting carried away despite her side’s record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand at the Women’s World Cup. Alex Morgan scored five goals as the world champions notched the biggest win in the tournament proper’s history and sent a message to their rivals in the process on Tuesday. last_img read more