By raising the flag Libertas with verses Hymns of freedom last night, the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival was officially opened in front of the Church of St. Blaise.The most prestigious cultural event in Croatia will traditionally be held until August 25, and in 47 days, at 20 ambient locations, approximately 2.000 artists from around the world will perform about 60.000 drama, music and dance performances in front of an international audience of 80 domestic and foreign visitors , folklore and other programs.The Zagreb Philharmonic, the WDR Children’s Choir from Dortmund, the Pro Musica Academic Choir from Mostar, the Dubrovnik Chamber Choir, the Libertas Mixed Choir and the FA Linđo Women’s Choir performed as part of the opening ceremony, directed by Saša Božić and conducted by maestro Tomislav Fačini. Traditionally, the Folklore Ensemble Linđo participated, as well as the Festival Drama Ensemble, whose representatives this year were Nataša Dangubić, Nikša Butijer, Ozren Grabarić, Nika Lasić, Izmira Brautović and Krunoslav Šarić, who spoke the verses. Hymns of freedom. Students of acting and dance of the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb also participated. Luciano Capurso – Luči with the hit of the Dubrovnik Troubadours caused special enthusiasm of the audience that sang with him. The music of the night.”The financial plan envisages a total budget of HRK 14 million, of which public funds are slightly less than HRK 9 million, and own revenue and ticket revenue amount to HRK 2 million, while sponsors and donors have supported us this year with almost HRK 3 million. The increase was primarily due to the donation of the Caboga Stiftung, but also to the increased sponsorship of Adriatic luxury hotels, with which we prepared two music festival programs in the Vala Beach Club of the Palace Hotel. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal sponsors Mastercard, Hrvatska elektroprivreda, Tele2, Kraš, Ford, Croatia osiguranje and Croatia Airlines, as well as all other partners, sponsors and donors without whom the realization of such a large festival would be impossible.”Said the director of the Games Ivana Medo Bogdanović looking back at the stable financial construction of the 69th Games.The evening ended with spectacular fireworks, which celebrated the beginning of the new festival season, which will present approximately 25 artists from around the world at 20 ambient locations in the city of Dubrovnik until August 2.000.69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival with a new visual identityThe visual identity of the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival is the work of designer Maro Pitarević in collaboration with the Šesnić & Turković studio, and shows the Gate of Ploče with two palm trees and the setting sun in neon colors, reminiscent of the entrance to a nightclub and as such provoked numerous reactions from the profession. but also the citizens of Dubrovnik.By the way, the programs of the 68th Dubrovnik Summer Festival were seen by approximately 60.000 visitors, acFor the program of this year’s 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, see websites.
eFootball.Pro and Sportradar have entered a partnership which will see Sportradar as “Official International Media Rights Distribution Partner”. eFootball.Pro will see a new esports competition launch together with KONAMI and is spearheaded by F.C. Barcelona’s Gerard Piqué. The multi-year deal between Sportradar and eFootball.Pro will see the former be the exclusive agency commercialising the live media rights for the new league’s matches, as well as distributing matchday previews and analysis, highlights, news, interviews, reports and other audiovisual content to provide the public with everything they need to know and understand about the new league. In addition, Sportradar will be in charge of production across all the content, including all the LAN matches. The details of the league and teams involved are yet to be announced but the release teases that offline matches will be played by “top-notch teams”. eFootball.Pro’s Managing Director Javier Alonso commented: “We trust in the quality of the contents produced by Sportradar and its expertise to distribute them. We hope that we together will lay the foundations of the football esports’ future and bring the spectators a unique and exciting product”. Sportradar’s Director Media Rights Giuseppe Sampino added: “This league already has all the ingredients in place to ensure that it takes the world by storm. With the likes of Piqué involved as President and Founder, Sportradar are delighted to bring our pedigree in the international sports media space together with our existing esports credentials to the table. Fans as well as industry observers will be watching with keen interest as this league launches, flourishes and excites, and we cannot wait to be part of that evolution”. It’s the latest addition in a growing portfolio of esports deals for Sportradar, who add this to deals with PvPRO, Fortuna and ESL. The company will also be responsible for the distribution of “other esports events” that Esports Media Rights (“EMR”), the owner of eFootball.Pro organise. The release teases that EMR competitions will go beyond football esports, and details will be revealed soon.Esports Insider says: Big congratulations to our friends at Sportradar on another rights deal. This one with Gerard Piqué and co. Is it bad that we’re most intrigued by the tournaments “beyond football esports”? Exciting times ahead, undoubtedly.
Statement by the Washington Redskins: pic.twitter.com/SROL4sPVFM— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) December 6, 2018Smith underwent surgery on his broken leg Nov. 19 and initially was expected to need six to eight months to recover. Smith suffered a compound fracture, which left bone protruding through his skin. Smith initially was replaced by quarterback Colt McCoy but he broke his leg Monday night against the Eagles, leaving Mark Sanchez as the team’s top quarterback. The Redskins (6-6) are sitting third in the NFC East and will face the Giants (4-8) on Sunday. Jay Gruden says Redskins aren’t signing Colin Kaepernick: I think we’ll go in a different direction Redskins quarterback Alex Smith is dealing with post-operation complications from the surgery he had to repair his broken leg, according to a report Thursday. NFL Network, citing unidentified sources, said the 34-year-old is battling an infection relating to the surgery he had on his broken tibia and fibula following the team’s 23-21 loss to the Texans in Week 11. The report notes it’s too early to tell what this means for his future on the field. Redskins to sign Josh Johnson to serve as QB Mark Sanchez’s backup “On behalf of Alex Smith, we appreciate all of the concerns and prayers over the injury he incurred on November 18th against the Houston Texans,” the statement read. “Although this is a serious injury, Alex and his family remain strong. We would ask that everyone please honor the Smith family’s request for privacy at this time.” #Redskins QB Alex Smith is battling an infection related to the surgery he had on his broken fibula and tibia, sources say. It’s premature to say what this means for his playing future. But it is being handled with care and dealt with seriously by doctors.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 6, 2018Rapoport later noted that Smith “had several procedures” and that doctors “are removing tissue to clear the infection.”The Redskins released a statement Thursday, asking for privacy as Smith deals with this matter. Related News
The U-19 women’s national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina won their peers from Croatia with 3:1 in Opuzen today.Two goals were scored by Sofija Krajšumović in the 11th and 89th minute, and one by Alma Krajnić in the 28th minute.The only goal for Croatia was scored by Ena Pernar in the 25th minute.Head coach Dragan Jevtić sent the following players to the pitch today: Somea Položen (68th minute, Indira Faković), Selma Hasić, Đula Velagić, Fadila Mujkić, Irma Jusanović (87th minute, Sajra Fejzić), Elma Husić (46th minute, Ines Husić), Sofija Krajšumović, Ajla Zukić (Melisa Sipović), Elma Smajić (68th minute, Dušica Lukić), Alma Krajnić (46th minute, Sabina Grabus), Naida Haračić.The same teams will play another match in Metković on 27th February at 11:00 h.