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The legend of the love of a sea fairy and Odyssey inspiration for a perfume that has become a sought-after souvenir of Mljet

first_imgPerfume as a souvenir? Absolutely yes, especially if he is authentic and tells a special story.Tamara Luković, a woman from Zagreb in love with the island of Mljet, especially Goveđari, where she and her husband Zoran from nearby Dubrovnik decorated an old house, a former school, where they live and have a gallery, created a perfume that combines the scents of this wooded island.For the eau de perfume “Nymph Calypso” which can be bought exclusively in the Mediterranean Art-Gift shop in the hotel Odisej on Mljet in the National Park Mljet, it is inspired by the legend of love of a sea nymph and Odysseus who was imprisoned on an island and many are convinced that it is the island of Mljet that has become part of the tourist story of this southern Dalmatian island. “For years I worked in Zagreb as a representative of the most famous cosmetic brands, so after we made several Mljet souvenirs such as Mljet shirt, traditional jewelry, snake ring and earrings Mljet gradas, hand-woven bags, pillows, belts, I thought about a new souvenir and remembered the legend of Odyssey. I found inspiration in the legend of the passion, love of the sea nymph Calypso and Odysseus, who swam after the shipwreck and stayed there for seven years because of love. Smell is a very important aspect of human relationships, so I contacted the French perfume company Aromara Fragonard and told them how I imagined the fragrance and they sent me a few samples made on my ideas from which I chose the one we named Nymph Calypso. Lukovic points out.When we look at the bigger picture, tourists who bought perfume from the island of Mljet, will use it throughout the year, ie for special moments of their lives. So the story and memory from Mljet is alive, present throughout the year because whenever a customer sees or puts on perfume, they will remember the island of Mljet. And those are strong emotions and a special experience. Also, whenever someone asks a proud perfume owner where they come from and what kind of perfume it is, the story again takes on a new dimension full of emotions and experiences. Thus, the story of Mljet is multiplied by word of mouth, and it has always been and will be the best advertisement.What is a special story is that it is a wild and medicinal plant from the island of Mljet, and thus the perfume tells an authentic and unique story. “At the heart of the fragrance are delicate accords of herbs from the island of Mljet sage, carnation or garoful, green apple, lemon and grapefruit, lavender, while woody and musky notes of fir, cedar and patchouli provide a feeling of peace and relaxation as deep, cold Mljet forests. The essence of the fragrance contains jasmine, geranium”, Explains Luković, the author of the perfume that has become a favorite souvenir of tourists visiting Mljet.He adds that every scent takes us somewhere, even when we don’t travel that often, and with the scent of Nymph Calypso we always return to the island of Mljet and the mystical journey with legend can begin. “I think it is a good tourist story that promotes the island of Mljet, so we plan with a men’s cosmetic line, and a men’s fragrance because I see this as a resumption of love between the nymph Calypso and Odysseus in a new tourist way with the best presentation of Mljet”, Says Tamara Luković and reminds that in her gallery, in addition to exhibitions and concerts, she organizes numerous workshops where attractive souvenirs are created and where they will be created, which, like Tamara’s perfume, will remind tourists to stay on Mljet.And the story has another added value and mystery, the perfume can only be bought on Mljet, so if you want to buy it, you have to visit Mljet.last_img read more

I’m not dying, Maradona dismisses daughter’s concerns

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Diego Maradona has insisted that he is “very healthy” despite his daughter’s claims that the Gimnasia La Plata manager is “dying from the inside”.Gianinna Maradona, Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero’s ex-wife, publicly voiced her worries over her father’s deteriorating health on social media last week.The 30-year-old wrote: “He is not dying because his body has decided so, he is getting killed from the inside and does not realise it.“I do not believe in the parameters of normal, but that is far from the reality of what he deserves. Pray for him. Please! Thank you!”She added in a second post: “Do you remember a zoo where you could take pictures with a gigantic lion?“You could go into its cage and ‘cuddle’ it. They had it pilled-up, otherwise, it would have been impossible to tame the wild animal.“Any resemblance to reality is a pure coincidence.”The Argentina legend has suggested that he is not sure what his daughter “meant to say or what she had interpreted”, but he does not share her concerns over his own physical wellbeing.Maradona posted a video on Instagram on Tuesday, with it his desire to assure the public he is “not dying at all, that I sleep peacefully because I am working”.He added: ”As you get older, people worry more about what you’re going to leave behind than what you’re doing.“And I tell everyone that I am not leaving them anything, that I am going to donate it. All I earned during my life, I’m going to donate it.“For now, I am very healthy, very healthy.”The former Barcelona and Napoli superstar is currently working as Gimnasia La Plata’s head coach in Superliga Argentina.Maradona made headlines last week for sitting in an extravagant throne-like armchair on the side of the pitch as he watched his side thrash Newell’s Old Boys 4-0.He has been dogged by health issues since hanging up his boots and has endured a long battle with alcohol and substance abuse in the past. Tags: Gianinna MaradonaGimnasia La Platalast_img read more

GOtv presents UCL quarterfinal clash between Man City, Lyon

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Exciting EPL, La Liga, Serie A matches this weekend on DStv, GOtv MultiChoice unveils sport channels, content line-up Customers on GOtv Max and GOtv Jolli will witness the wrap up of the UEFA Champions League as the last quarterfinal match between Manchester City and Olympique Lyon is played at Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon on Saturday at 8pm on SuperSport Select 2 (channel 32).Speaking on the live broadcast, Chief Customer Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho said: “Our GOtv Max and Jolli customers can tune in live to watch one of the most anticipated games this weekend, the UCL Quarter-Final match between Man City and Lyon.” Mabutho also said the live UCL match is one of the ways the company is giving GOtv customers a great football experience.City were able to complete an impressive triumph over LaLiga champions Real Madrid, winning 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium, thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, to take their round of 16 tie 4-2 on aggregate.The Citizens look more than capable of winning the Champions League for the first time in their history.“I think just energy, passion [were key]. It is one of those competitions we want to do well in and we said if we play our football but the most important thing was to run our socks off and the result would follow,” said Sterling, who will be a key figure again for Pep Guardiola’s side.Their opponents will be Lyon, who upset Juventus on away goals. Their tie ended 2-2 on aggregate, with the Italian giants winning 2-1 in the match in Turin last Friday, but exiting on the back of Memphis Depay’s controversial penalty for OL.The French club are the clear outsiders for the mini tournament in Portugal, but goalkeeper Anthony Lopes has warned that they should not be underestimated: “We must look to go further and we have the right to look deeper into the competition. A lot of people don’t think we’ll go further but we have the firm belief that we can do it.”Tags: Champions LeagueGoTVLyonManchester CityMultiChoice NigeriaTV Schedulelast_img read more

Perfect day for Osman

first_img West Ham, who began the day in fourth place, loudly and correctly complained the first-half opener was offside and although it was allowed to stand the Toffees would have dropped another two points had it not been for Osman’s late contribution. Everton’s resources in midfield were limited with Gareth Barry and Darron Gibson sidelined by injury but Osman calmly held the central ground with James McCarthy, who showed no ill-effects from the hamstring injury which kept him out of the Republic of Ireland’s recent matches and provoked stinging criticism from assistant manager Roy Keane. West Ham, like their hosts significantly depleted by injuries and were crucially missing the attacking influence of Stewart Downing, Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho, massed their defence with five across the back in an attempt to deny any width. Roberto Martinez attempted to counter that by deploying Kevin Mirallas, on his first appearance since September 27 after a hamstring injury, as an out-and-out winger to stretch play but that just meant there was even less room for full-back Seamus Coleman to charge into in characteristic fashion. The first time he did get forward, picked out by a brilliant Osman through-ball, his cut-back presented Steven Naismith with a good chance which he ballooned over. Osman then put Naismith in with a helpful rebound off a defender but the Scotland international’s shot was from such a narrow angle that when it went through the legs of goalkeeper Adrian the ball continued on a path away from goal. Barkley, who incurred the fury of Hammers captain Kevin Nolan with a blatant dive to win a free-kick, had a hand in the opening goal but not as much as the assistant referee who failed to spot Lukaku was in an offside position from the initial shot. Via the aid of deflections off James Tomkins and Winston Reid the ball dropped to the Belgium international who rammed home his 21st goal in 50 appearances for the club. Everton have not been entirely comfortable going ahead this season and Sylvain Distin almost contrived to present Morgan Amalfitano with an equaliser trying to pass out of defence but the Frenchman fired wide. Even though Lukaku had the ball in the net again from a quick counter-attack, ruled out because both he and Barkley from whom he nicked the ball off were offside, there was a growing sense that Everton had lost control. That was confirmed when McCarthy’s over-the-top tackle to take the ball and ankle of Amalfitano sparked a melee with almost every member of the West Ham team looking to confront the Republic of Ireland midfielder resulting in he and initial aggressor Reid being booked. In his first start of the season West Ham striker Andy Carroll’s most significant contribution in the first half had been a perfectly-placed raking crossfield ball to pick out full-back Carl Jenkinson whose cross was hacked clear by Phil Jagielka. However, the introduction of Zarate in the 51st minute produced an instant impact as four minutes after coming on he weaved his way to the edge of the penalty area and unleashed a shot which took a looping deflection off Jagielka and over Howard. McCarthy responded with a shot from distance which flew just over the crossbar while Amalfitano had low shot tipped wide by Howard. The decisive moment came in the 73rd minute when, having blundered for the opening goal, the officials got it spot on as referee Mark Clattenburg played a good advantage when Collins brought down Lukaku and substitute Samuel Eto’o crossed for Osman to turn the ball home at the far post. Even then it required an instinctive reaction save with his leg by Howard to deny Collins. Everton midfielder Leon Osman picked the perfect way to mark his 400th appearance for the club as his first league goal since March ended high-flying West Ham’s five-match unbeaten run. Press Association The 33-year-old, who in reaching the landmark joined an elite group of a dozen others led by the great Neville Southall, capped a controlled and creative performance with the winner 17 minutes from time. His intervention prevented his side from squandering another lead this season after substitute Mauro Zarate cancelled out Romelu Lukaku’s controversial goal. last_img read more

Plastic Bag Causes Rare Whale to Die in Fort Pierce

first_imgA rare whale beached itself in Fort Pierce as a result of ingesting plastic trash that kept the whale from being able to eat. Researchers at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute say the plastic in its gut caused the whale to starve to death. Adam Schaefer, an epidemiologist, conducted the necropsy.“It’s a larger [plastic] bag. But, it was folded up within the stomach and blocking the esophagus,” Schaefer said. “So essentially, the animal starved, which is why it was so emaciated.”Plastic bag beaches, kills rare whale in Fort Pierce https://t.co/T6d5FORhct via @MeghanWPTV— WPTV (@WPTV) June 6, 2019 A kayaker discovered the 11-foot, 600-pound, young, female beaked whale beached in the mangroves near the Fort Pierce Inlet Sunday.Beaked whales, according to FAU Harbor Branch Institute, are occasionally found along the coast of North America, typically in the Gulf Stream.They are one of the least known groups of mammals because of their deep water, offshore habitat. Population estimates for Beaked whales are not recorded because they are rarely seen. For a Beaked whale to be stranded in Florida waters is very unusual, according to experts at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.last_img read more

Fine allegations | Allred, Davis to hold news conference regarding request to NY attorney general

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Bobby Davis and attorney Gloria Allred will hold a news conference Friday to discuss a request made to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to open an investigation into Syracuse University.The conference will take place at 12:30 p.m. in New York City, at 305 Broadway, Suite 607, according to a news release issued by Allred Thursday. Davis and Allred will explain why they believe it is important Schneiderman investigates into whether or not SU violated a law that failed to protect children.Her request is based in part on facts and conclusions in SU’s own 2005 report that was released earlier this month to the Board of Trustees, according to the release.Davis, a former SU ball boy, alleges he was molested by former men’s basketball associate head coach Bernie Fine.Fine was fired from the university in November. He has denied all wrongdoing and has not been charged.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on July 19, 2012 at 12:00 am Contact Marwa: meltagou@syr.edu | @marwaeltagourilast_img read more

Bayern Munich beat Darmstadt with ease to go three points clear

first_imgBayern Munich opened up a three-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga by beating Darmstadt 3-0.Arturo Vidal and Kingsley Coman both scored their first goals in the Bundesliga for Bayern before Sebastian Rode netted against his former club to make it three.Bayern coach Pep Guardiola made numerous changes to his side — but they were still superior to a Darmstadt side who lost for the first time this season.Wolfsburg moved up to third thanks to a 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin.Substitute Bas Dost scored both goals for Dieter Hecking’s men, who had struggled for 75 minutes to break down a Hertha side intent on making life difficult for them at the VW-Arena.The Dutchman then came on to resolve matters and extend Wolfsburg’s unbeaten start to the season, keeping them four points behind league leaders Bayern Munich. Cologne took all three points and local bragging rights with a 1-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach which increases the pressure on their coach Lucien Favre.Anthony Modeste scored the only goal of the game in the 64th minute to earn the Billy Goats a win their fans cherish more than any other in the Bundesliga.Ingolstadt became the first top-flight debutants to win their opening three away games when a stoppage-time penalty from Moritz Hartmann earned them a 1-0 victory at Werder Bremen.Hartmann converted after Assani Lukimya pushed Stefan Lex inside the penalty area in the second minute of time added on and Felix Wiedwald, who had saved his side on numerous occasions until then, could not keep out his spot-kick.Mid-table sides Hamburg and Eintracht Frankfurt played out a goalless draw at the Volksparkstadion. Johan Djourou struck the crossbar with Hamburg’s best chance of the game in the first half, while Hamburg goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny made a great save from Alexander Meier before denying Haris Seferovic after the break.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Waterpolo Players of Torpedo are Getting Better and Closer to the Trophy

first_imgLast weekend at the Olympic Pool in Otoka in Sarajevo, the Open Cup of Canton Sarajevo in waterpolo for young juniors was held. The teams that participated included: VK Orka, VK Mladost, Akademija B and VK Torpedo. In the first round, VK Mladost and VK Torpedo met. Torpedo won with a result of 15:10.In the second round, and best match of the tournament, Akademija B and VK Torpedo met. The end result was 10:4 and Academija B won.In the third and last round, the players of Torpedo by coach Bojan Mustur celebrated a victory against VK Orka 24:1.VK Torpedo is one of the carriers of waterpolo in B&H, and with a couple of other clubs, the founder of the Waterpolo Association of the FB&H and the Waterpolo Association of B&H. VK Torpedo endeavors to promote the Olympic sport with great zeal and enthusiasm. The primary goal of the club is to present Sarajevo and B&H through participation in local and international tournaments. VK Torpedo Sarajevo has over 70 members divided into four competitive categories, and a school for swimming and waterpolo led by as many as five coaches.(Source: VK Torpedo)last_img read more

Why did Michael Jordan retire in 1993? Two big reasons for Bulls legend’s sudden exit from NBA

first_imgBy the end of the 1992-93 season, Michael Jordan stood alone atop the NBA mountain. After winning his third consecutive championship at only 30 years old, he had established himself as one of the greatest players in basketball history and a global icon.Then, right in the middle of his prime, he declared he was walking away from the game he loved. Jordan was back in a Bulls uniform a year later. Even when he announced his retirement, he seemed to have an inkling his feelings could change.”The word ‘retire’ means you can do anything you want from this day on,” Jordan said. “So if I desire to come back and play again, maybe that’s what I want to do. Maybe that’s the challenge that I may need some day down the road. I’m not gonna close that door. I don’t believe in never.”Michael Jordan retirement press conference MORE: Jordan refused to be filmed in his actual home for ‘The Last Dance’On Oct. 6, 1993, Jordan sat in front of a horde of reporters who were ready to question how he arrived at the decision to retire from the NBA. The full version of MJ was on display that day — his charisma, his thoughtfulness, his humor, his anger, his pettiness.He didn’t stay retired long, of course, rejoining the Bulls in 1995 and leading another three-peat from 1996-98. But perhaps that successful second act wouldn’t have been possible without a temporary break.Despite what conspiracy theorists may tell you, there are two logical reasons why Jordan was ready to move into the next phase of his life.Michael Jordan lacked motivationAs part of his opening remarks at the 1993 press conference, Jordan made one thing clear: He had nothing left to prove.”I’m very solid with my decision of not playing the game of basketball in the NBA,” Jordan said. “The reason being — I’ve heard a lot of different speculation about my reasons for not playing — but I’ve always stressed to people that have known me and the media that has followed me that when I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it’s time for me to move away from the game of basketball.”It’s not because I don’t love the game. I love the game of basketball. I always will. I just feel that, at this particular time in my career, I have reached the pinnacle of my career. I have achieved a lot in that short amount of time, if you want to call it short. But I just feel that I don’t have anything else for myself to prove.”In Chicago’s previous three NBA Finals series, Jordan defeated Magic Johnson’s Lakers, Clyde Drexler’s Trail Blazers and Charles Barkley’s Suns. There were no equals, no reasonable arguments to be made opposing the idea of Jordan being the best player on the planet.Jordan didn’t just own that era, though. He had thrown his name firmly into the “greatest of all time” conversation. His case only grew stronger through the back half of the decade, but it wasn’t outlandish to consider him for that top spot following his third title.When Jordan asked Bulls coach Phil Jackson if there was anything left for him to do on the court, Jackson struggled to find an answer. That’s all Jordan needed to hear.”If I didn’t have the desire to step on the basketball court and have something to prove, then I must admit that,” Jordan said. “I can’t step out there and know that I’m out there for no reason. It’s not worth it for me, and I don’t think it’s worth it for my teammates.”He echoed that sentiment in one of his interviews for ESPN’s documentary series “The Last Dance,” admitting he had “no motivation.”Same time next week 😏#TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/YUoyyfdy3Q— ESPN (@espn) May 4, 2020Michael Jordan wanted to pursue a ‘normal life’The early ’90s marked a particularly tough time in Jordan’s personal life. His immense success resulted in more attention and scrutiny each season. Sam Smith’s book “The Jordan Rules” changed the perception of the guy in the Nike and Gatorade commercials. Media members wondered if he was downplaying a serious gambling problem. (He took plenty of shots at reporters during that press conference before he made his way out the building.) Jordan was so mentally and physically exhausted that his third championship brought more relief than elation. But nothing could compare to the tragic death of his father, James, who was murdered in July 1993. While traveling in North Carolina, James pulled his car over to take a nap, and he was shot and killed by two men as part of a botched robbery attempt.Jordan had discussed retirement with his father prior to James’ death and was already “kind of leaning toward that direction.” Jordan also told reporters his father advised him to retire after his first title.”I think one thing about my father’s death is that it can be gone and taken away from you at any time,” Jordan said. “There’s still a lot of things out there for me to achieve. There’s a lot of family members and friends I haven’t seen because I’ve been very selfish in my career to try to get to this point and make sure that I achieved all the dreams that I wanted to achieve.”Now that I’m here, it’s time to be a little bit unselfish in terms of spending more time with my family, my wife, my kids, and just get back to a normal life, as close to it as I could.”In February 1994, Jordan signed a minor league baseball contract with the White Sox. Switching to the sport was his father’s idea, Jordan told The New York Times, because James felt Michael possessed the necessary skills to succeed at baseball. Jordan struggled in his lone year with the Double-A Birmingham Barons, hitting .202 and striking out 114 times in 497 plate appearances.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Co-op

first_imgKootenay Co-op rode timely scoring and great goalkeeping to the 2013 Leo’s Men’s Open Soccer Championship at the Lakeside Pitch.Kootenay Co-op thumped defending champion Old Dogs FC before knocking off regular season champ Innkeepers 2-0 in the final to claim the title. Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports want to add to the celebration with Team of the Week honours.The winnng team includes, Simon Lintz, Rob Mastroddi, Xavier Schutter, Liam Burton, Leo Grypma, Sveta Tisma, Ben Morris, Jack Steenberg, Ratko Ivanovic, Morien Shones, Johnny Colbeck, Shayne Brandel and Jim Mikol.last_img read more