As part of the Operational Program “Competitiveness and Cohesion” 2014-2020, the Municipality of Ston through the Structural Funds applied for the project “History on a grain of salt” which was approved, and whose total project value is 61.656.446,73 kuna, of which 85% grants.The cultural and historical ensemble of Ston with its walls and fortifications created during the time of the Dubrovnik Republic, as a unique potential for more intensive development of tourism, is in poor physical condition and therefore inaccessible to tourists. Based on such starting points, an integrated project “History on a grain of salt” was created and designed, which envisages the reconstruction, restoration and equipping of key cultural heritage sites in the Ston area.The holder of the project is the Municipality of Ston, and the partners are the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Ston, the Society of Friends of Dubrovnik Antiquities, the Regional Development Agency DUNEA, the Parish of St. Vlaha – Ston and private entrepreneur Natura Dalmatia. Through this project, the Society of Friends of Dubrovnik Antiquities will finance the reconstruction, arrangement and equipping of the Koruna Fortress, the arrangement of the Veliki Kaštio Fortress, the reconstruction and arrangement of the southern wall of the Ston Walls and the arrangement of the Komarda Park. The impressive complex of Ston walls and fortresses was built in the 14th century, and as its most important, and at the same time, according to its physical condition, the most critical points are the fortress of Veliki Kaštio in Ston and the fortress of Koruna in Mali Ston. After reconstruction, renovation and furnishing, they will become unique visitor attractions. By the way, the Ston walls are the second longest in the world, just behind the Great Wall of ChinaPrecisely for the needs of the project, as well as the promotion of Ston as a tourist destination, two tourist promotional films were made, called History on a grain of salt.However, both films are specific, the first is totally different from classic tourist films, and the goal was to show the past and present of Ston in a somewhat artistic way and how nothing has really changed, through the prism of making salt in Ston, which is produced according to the old tradition. for 4.000 years, as well as the preservation and preservation of traditional cultural heritage. The film is different, but also special, and thus attracts attention because it tells the authentic story of Ston through the art segment.Two promotional films of Ston, one for the purpose of promoting Ston as a tourist destination with all its charms and 5 elements – salt, walls, olives, wine and the sea, and another, who with a great dose of romance and nostalgia depicts some past times and tries to conjure up that nothing has changed in Ston since ancient times, that it is still equally romantic and lovely, that salt is still obtained in the same way, with the same tools with bare human strength, that the walls still stand as a memorial to the preservation of valuable treasures to be fought for, then and now, that oysters are grown in the same way and eaten for generations as an elixir of health and youth and many families of Ston and surrounding villages even today they live exclusively from oyster farming, with the already well-known production of wine and olive oil in the Pelješac area.The film “History on a grain of salt” was shot for more than two months, the salt harvest took place in early August and those were by far the warmest days of 2017 when daily temperatures reached 37 degrees, that the people of Ston thought they would have another harvest how hot it was. By the way, the Ston walls are the second largest after the well-known Great Wall of China, and their restoration, as the main goal of the project “History on a grain of salt”, will enable tourist visits along their entire length. The very name of the project says that before the first cornerstone, it was the first grain, a grain of salt, because the construction of the walls served to defend the saltworks, today the oldest active saltworks in the world.”Through the film, we tried to show the past and present of Ston in a somewhat artistic way, and that nothing has really changed. There are the same walls, the same saltworks, the same castle, the same small houses in the city center, the same wine cellars… The game of shots changes, and as if through a dream they merge from one time to another and give the viewer the feeling of dreaming a beautiful dream”Points out Damir Kovačić, a master photographer, cameraman and director from Studio Koda, who was in charge of the entire production and script of promotional films.The full development of a tourist destination is closely linked to audio-visual media, which only confirms the presence of tourist destinations and tourist offer on the Internet and social networks. A beautiful photograph that “tells a story”, that has emotion, or maybe even “taste and smell”, also has the power that can be crucial in attracting future tourists and their choice of holiday destination. Quality video has an even stronger impression and a much greater reach. However, what will single out individual promotional materials in the sea and the hyperproduction of publications is their diversity. “Our goal was to make films that will be different and cleansed of fashion, that will be unique and recognizable. We hope we have succeeded in that. ” says Kovacic.We live it.You will love it! Visit StonThe second film is more on the theme of the classic promo film of the destination called “We live it.You will love it! Visit Ston, but the peculiarity of this second film is that it is a completely domestic product… from the music played on the lyre, the traditional instrument of the area, to all the actors who are people from that area. That’s it, a credible authentic story.”We not only filmed and photographed Ston and the surrounding area, we Ston also lived. And I have to admit I fell in love with him. The Ston saltworks is such an inspiring location with its pools that at early dawn they become mirrors that reflect the Ston walls and the surrounding hills. I was thrilled by the information that the Ston Marathon has been running over them for the tenth year in a row, I enjoyed climbing Bartolomeo as the locals call it, better known as Podzvizd, because it is located “up, under the stars” with a 360-degree view of Ston. and Mali Ston and their bays and the fiery sunset among the windmills, which set in Ston much earlier. I already knew that I love oysters, but I adore Ston oysters and I realized that due to newly acquired emotions I unconsciously became an ambassador of Ston tourism because I unobtrusively transferred my new passion to a wide circle of people I work with every day.”Points out Iva Kružić, assistant director, cameraman and editor, about her experience of Ston during filming and adds that Ston boldly and courageously combined history, tradition and gastronomy and announced avalanche of tourist development by making promotional videos and will soon, with the final renovation of Ston walls and a tower, able to stand proudly side by side with magnificent Dubrovnik.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Let’s be what we are, because authenticity is our competitive advantage and this is exactly what tourists want to see, experience, taste.The young photographic duo, Iva and Damir, made art out of tourism. The filming, which followed and awaited key events, spanned over two months of work. In parallel with the filming, a number of photos were produced that accompanied all the important events in Ston and Mali Ston from the Day of the Little Stone Oyster, which are held every year in mid-March, through the salt harvest, which largely depends on weather conditions. August.The goal they set for themselves was by no means easy. How to make promotional films without kneeling down and shooting materials in the style of what has already been seen? How to return to the classics in some way? Judge for yourself in their intention, it seems to me that they definitely did. They told the story of Ston in a different way, and yet the most important in an authentic and credible way.Dubrovnik is soloing instead of branding the whole region By the way, Ston is, in my opinion, one of the undiscovered tourist pearls that has a top tourist story, but so far too little has been told and valorized. By the way, the Ston walls are the second longest wall in the world, just behind the Great Wall of China, which were built during the time of the Dubrovnik Republic. In Ston, salt is produced in the traditional way, by evaporating sea water naturally, so we get an original Croatian ecological product, and just imagine the experience of seeing it and picking the same salt yourself, not to mention consuming it. Also, there is oyster farming in the Mali Ston Bay which is a top delicacy as well as top Peljesac wines, and there is also Napoleon Road.Only one of these tourist stories is enough for the development of tourism, let alone such wealth that is located in such a small area. It is Dubrovnik that should use its media as well as financial power to brand and promote the entire region, because that is exactly what Dubrovnik needs. As Ston is located on the Pelješac peninsula, there are other premium tourist products besides Ston that Dubrovnik needs. From Orebić, top quality wine Dingač and wine roads, Korčula, Mljet…Thus, guests coming for Dubrovnik would be accommodated in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and thus would also offer a rich, authentic and rounded tourist product from 3 to 5 days, not one day, because let’s be realistic, Dubrovnik is a destination for one day. All tourists who come to Dubrovnik or its surroundings would certainly visit and experience Dubrovnik one day, but the other two or four days would also experience other destinations. This would increase tourist spending on the entire region, as well as the number of overnight stays that would disperse to the entire area, everyone would “live” from tourism, and Dubrovnik could be smarter and easier to control arrivals in the city. Win – Win for everyone, both for Dubrovnik and other tourist destinations, and especially for tourists.This is exactly what Dubrovnik needs, an additional top tourist product.
EAST MOLINE, Ill. (May 9) – A Mother’s Day show at Quad City Speedway is next on the schedule for the Deery Brothers Summer Series.Touring IMCA Late Models race for $2,000 to win and a minimum $300 to start their Sunday, May 14 main event at East Moline.Tour rookie Jake Neal of Omaha, Neb., leads the point standings heading into the sixth series event of the season. Luke Goedert of Guttenberg, Iowa, is in second, two points off the pace and just nine points separate the first and fifth place drivers.Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Hot laps are at 5:15 p.m. with racing to follow.Box seating is $18 while other spectator admission is $15 for adults, $8 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $30.Also running are IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. All applicable points, including local track, will be awarded in all three IMCA divisions.More information is available by calling 309 792-5030 and at the www.qcspeedwayracing.com website.Nineteen previous Deery events have been held at East Moline. Joel Callahan of Dubuque, Iowa, was the winner there last May.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb., 175; 2. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 173; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 170; 4. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 169; 5. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa, 166; 6. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 160; 7. Curt Martin, Independence, Iowa, 155; 8. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, and Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, Iowa, both 150; 10. Richie Gustin, Gilman, Iowa, 148; 11. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 143; 12. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 140; 13. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 117; 14. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, and Paul Conrad, Colo, Iowa, both 110; 16. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 109; 17. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 101; 18. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 91; 19. Nick Marolf, Wilton, Iowa, and Jay Johnson, West Burlington, Iowa, both 90.
While junior cornerback Antonio Fenelus grabbed an athletic interception, it was the defensive backfield that allowed San Jose State’s two touchdowns on Saturday.[/media-credit]Every week Herald Sports will analyze the most recent Wisconsin football game and hand out grades for each position group on a scale from zero to five. Let’s examine how the Badgers scored in their home opener against San Jose State.Quarterbacks – 2.0 out of 5Senior Scott Tolzien entered the season with the intention of limiting mistakes and creating more plays downfield. He did neither in the home opener. Tolzien fumbled a snap on a fourth-and-one inside the red zone and also threw an interception while attempting to connect with Isaac Anderson who was well covered. Those are the kind of miscues the senior captain was hoping to avoid. The UW passing game failed to stretch the field against a poor SJSU defense but a high completion percentage and a win allows Tolzien to earn a barely passing grade in week two.Running backs – 2.5 out of 5The Badgers rolled up another 200-plus yards on the ground behind a 137-yard effort from junior John Clay, but inconsistency and a poorly timed fumble tarnished the UW rushing attack. Sophomore Montee Ball seemed out of rhythm all day only managing 3.4 yards per carry and freshman James White lost the ball just inches away from the goal line. For a powerful unit with high expectations, the performance against SJSU was average.Wide receivers – 3.5 out of 5The Badger wideouts did well considering their top two options, Nick Toon and David Gilreath, both missed significant action with injuries. Freshman Jared Abbrederis had five catches for 58 yards and proved to be a reliable target for Tolzien and senior Kyle Jefferson made a nice 18-yard grab in the red zone.Tight ends – 3.5 out of 5Senior captain Lance Kendricks hauled in his first touchdown of the season after Tolzien spotted the wide open tight end in the second quarter, and the Badger tight ends continued to work well in the trenches, blocking for the running game. Jacob Pedersen grabbed a nice 15-yard reception but aside from the Kendricks’ score it was a pretty uneventful afternoon for the tight ends.Offensive line – 2.5 out of 5While 227 yards on the ground is nice, the UW offensive line didn’t dominate they way it should have against the Spartans. Tolzien felt some pressure and was sacked twice while Pete Konz had some trouble snapping the ball to his quarterback cleanly. This is a unit that has the potential to be one of the best in the country and they’ll look to bounce back against Arizona State.Defensive line – 4 out of 5J.J. Watt produced another stellar outing Saturday. The junior defensive end recorded 2.5 tackles for loss and blocked a field goal in an MVP performance. SJSU only managed to gain 20 yards on the ground as the UW D-line controlled the line of scrimmage. Defensive line coach Charlie Partridge is using a nice rotation early in the season and the UW line is playing with a lot of energy as a result.Linebackers – 3.5 out of 5Like the wide receivers, the UW linebackers played well despite health issues with top performers. Sophomore Chris Borland was held out with a shoulder injury and Mike Taylor played sparingly in his return from a knee injury, but Blake Sorensen and Kevin Claxton filled in admirably. Sorensen recorded an interception and the senior pitched in with seven total tackles.Secondary – 1.5 out of 5It was a forgettable performance for the Badger secondary. Spartan wide receiver Chandler Jones broke multiple tackles on his way to the end zone for SJSU’s first score and Noel Grigsby made a late touchdown reception look all too easy. Junior cornerback Antonio Fenelus snatched a nice interception, but the secondary was below average throughout the day.Specialists – 4.5 out of 5It was a solid outing for the UW specialists in the home opener. Junior kicker Philip Welch connected on both of his attempts and got good distance on his kickoffs, while junior punter Brad Nortman averaged almost 45 yards for his three punts.