McMafia, filmed in Croatia, won the EMMY award as the best drama series outside the United States

first_imgMore than 200 domestic film workers were hired on the set, with 1 extras hired. “The whole project confirmed the great production potentials of Croatia, both in terms of teams and in terms of locations.” conclude from the Croatian Audiovisual Center. British crime series McMafia produced by the BBC, whose first season was filmed at numerous locations in Croatia, won this year’s 47th EMMY Award for Best Drama Series Outside the USA. Shooting the series McMafia was realized through incentive measures of the Croatian Audiovisual Center, which emphasize that this is an exceptional success for the Croatian film industry McMafia talks about the international world of organized crime, directed by James Watkins, and starring James Norton, known for the series Valley of Happiness, Grantchester and War and Peace.  The action takes place in a dozen countries around the world, and the first season was filmed at numerous locations in Croatia on two occasions – in autumn 2016 and in spring and summer 2017. It was filmed in Rijeka, Zagreb, Split, Primošten, Opatija, Jasenice, Rovinj, Jastrebarsko, Lovran, Obrovac and on the island of Pag, and Croatia served as a backdrop for as many as 12 different countries.  For the purposes of promoting Croatia and in support of foreign film productions, HAVC has created a website Filming in Croatia, as well as a brochure Little Black Book with contacts of various Croatian partners regarding support for film production. ‘We are extremely proud that there were 14 weeks of filming in Croatia, which is more than 60 percent of the total filming weeks and days, and Croatian production in that period employed over 200 film workers and actors and 1 extras. The creativity and professionalism of the Croatian part of the team greatly contributed to the quality of the series, and several of them were also heads of sectors. The beauties of Croatia and the diversity of locations have contributed to filming 000 different world locations in the mentioned period ” said on that occasion Igor A. Nola co-producer of the series from the MP-film production which was a service production.last_img read more

2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Marijuana use continues to climb

first_imgNational Families in Action – The Marijuana Report 20 August 2019Family First Comment: The latest stats are in“When Colorado and Washington fully legalized marijuana in 2012, 31.5 million Americans ages 12 or older had used the drug in the past year. By 2018, that number ballooned to 43.5 million, according to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, released yesterday… Perception of harm continues to drop among all age groups.. In 2018, 1,339,000 adolescents used marijuana for the first time, compared to 1.2 million new users ages 18-25, and 525,000 new initiates ages 26 and older.”Those who oppose marijuana legalization predicted that a commercial marijuana industry would drive marijuana use up in order to increase profits. Six years after the first two states legalized marijuana for recreational use, that prediction is proving true.When Colorado and Washington fully legalized marijuana in 2012, 31.5 million Americans ages 12 or older had used the drug in the past year. By 2018, that number ballooned to 43.5 million, according to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, released yesterday.Moreover, 27.7 million Americans used marijuana in the past month in 2018, up from 18.9 million 2012.And 8.7 million used the drug daily or near daily, up from 5.4 million in 2012.Legalization proponents say use among 12- to 17-year-olds is lower than it was in 2012. While true, that claim misses the point that adolescent use started ticking up from 3,676,000 in 2016 to 3,806,000 in 2017 and 3,823,000 in 2018.Perception of harm continues to drop among all age groups, another indicator that the uptick of use among adolescents is likely to continue.In 2018, 1,339,000 adolescents used marijuana for the first time, compared to 1.2 million new users ages 18-25, and 525,000 new initiates ages 26 and older.About the only good news in the new survey is psychotherapeutic drug use, including pain relievers, is beginning to decline, and marijuana use among pregnant women dropped by half since last year.Access the 2018 survey here.last_img read more

Snodgrass backs Lennon for treble

first_img The Canaries were beaten 4-0 at Manchester United on Saturday and have now slipped into the Premier League relegation zone on goal difference following Sunderland’s win on Sunday, with their last two fixtures away to Chelsea and at home to Arsenal. Snodgrass said: “There is always going to be lots of talk. Celtic are a massive club but I have a job to do for Norwich and I will focus every bit of my effort trying to keep Norwich in the league. “If the worst comes to the worst and you look back with any regret, or if you could have done more, then I won’t be able to live with myself. “We have had very tough games over the last few weeks and it doesn’t get any easier with Chelsea and Arsenal coming up. “But I am relishing the challenge and hopefully we can do it. “You must be doing something right if you are being linked with a club like Celtic. “But I have another year left at Norwich and I will give everything I have got in my body for that club because they have been terrific with me. “They gave me my chance to play in the Premier League so I will honour that.” Robert Snodgrass is hoping Neil Lennon puts on hold any ambitions he has to manage in England to guide his boyhood heroes Celtic to a domestic treble in Scotland. The Norwich forward is aware that Lennon is reportedly one of four bosses the relegation-threatened Canaries are looking at with a view to replacing the departed Chris Hughton. The Northern Irishman’s managerial CV includes three successive top-flight titles, two Scottish Cups and a last-16 appearance in the Champions League. However, so far a clean sweep has evaded the Parkhead manager and Snodgrass, wearing his Celtic hat, is hoping that will be addressed. The 26-year-old Scotland forward said: “The Celtic lads have great things to say about him so if that is what he is wanting (work in England) then good luck to him. “But (with) the manager in charge now, even though we are not getting results, we are playing well in certain spells. “It will be interesting to see who does get the job. I’m sure Neil Adams will put his name in the hat and push his own claim. “I will let the powers-that-be upstairs decide that. “But I’m a Celtic fan so I would like to see him trying to do better in the Champions League (group) stage and try to get the treble.” While there is talk of Lennon moving south, Snodgrass has for a while been linked with a move to Celtic. However, the Glaswegian, who started his career at Livingston before moving on to Leeds United, is putting everything on hold to try to rescue Norwich from the drop. Press Associationlast_img read more

Darley Irish Oaks the main feature at Curragh

first_imgBallydoyle trainer Aidan O’Brien is looking for fifth win in the Group 1 contest when he saddles odds-on favourite Even Song in the 5.45 feature.The Group 2 Kilfrush Stud Sapphire Stakes and the Group 3 Jebel Ali Racecourse & Stables Anglesey Stakes will provide high-quality support on today’s eight-race card, which begins at 2.55.last_img