Tuesday, 07 April 2020
Ivana Smilović

Ivana Smilović

Ivana Smilović – a senior journalist at The Dubrovnik Times. Born and raised in Dubrovnik, Ivana (or Smile as she is known to all) graduated Media Studies from the University of Dubrovnik. A book worm, coffee addict and want-to-be world traveller Ivana brings her unique local insight, connections and general optimistic and well smiley feel to the Times.

Email: ivana@thedubrovniktimes.com

The tap water in Dubrovnik has been contaminated by the recent heavy rains and is not for consumption.

Prior to use, it should be left for some time, till the mud goes down and then you should boil the clear part of it. Or – buy bottled water. Control and disinfection are carried out on a regular basis, and if the situation changes, the public will be notified as soon as possible.

A record number of exchange students will participate in the winter semester of this academic year at the University of Dubrovnik - a total of 67. On that occasion, in cooperation with the Erasmus Student Network Dubrovnik, the International Relations and Research Projects Organization organized an Orientation Week to help foreign students get all the information they need to study, and to make it easier for them to start their new chapter at the University of Dubrovnik and in the city of Dubrovnik.

Students come from 17 countries around the world, most of them from Poland, Spain and Portugal. Following are students from Germany and Italy, Belgium, Greece, Lithuania, Czech Republic, France, Slovakia, Latvia, Romania, Macedonia, Kosovo and Uzbekistan. This year, an Egyptian student from Azerbaijan also comes to the University of Dubrovnik. Most students will study at the Department of Economics and Business Economics, then at the Department of Communication, Department of Art and Restoration and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing. The University of Dubrovnik offers foreign students 147 courses in English, as well as Croatian language courses at A1 and A2 levels.

The Orientation Week opened with a greeting speech the Vice-Rector for International Cooperation and Science, Prof. dr. sc. Martin Lazar. Students have prepared a lot of activities during the Orientation Week, from formal to city sightseeing, joint dinners and excursions.

The Orientation Week was opened with a greeting speech by the Vice-Rector for International Cooperation and Science Martin Lazar. A lot of activities for students are prepared during the Orientation Week, from formal to city sightseeing, joint dinners and excursions.

Canadian air carrier Air Transat announced a second line to Croatia for the 2019 summer flight schedule. A new line from Canada arrives to Split – Avioradar reports.

The new Split-Toronto line (Lester B. Pearson airport) will fly once a week from 21st of June to September 12th leaving Toronto on Thursday in the evening and arriving in Split on Friday in the morning. A return flight from Split to Toronto will be on Fridays June 22nd to September 13th 2019. Airbus A330-200 aircraft is expected to fly this line.

Zagreb – Toronto line stays the same next year with two flights per week. Compared to 2018, larger Airbus A330-300 aircraft are announced, instead of the smaller Airbus A330-200.

In the past week in the area of Police Administration of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County there were 17 traffic accidents, of which there were 11 with injured persons, where two persons were heavily injured, 14 had light injuries while six traffic accidents had material damage.

By carrying out traffic control measures, police officers have taken 434 repressive measures against the perpetrators of traffic offenses, out of which 144 measures taken due to speeding, 35 due to improper overtaking, 37 measures due to improper stop and parking, 66 measures because of non-use of the seat belt and six measures against drivers who were driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Goran Ivanisevic, one of the most famous Croatian tennis players of all time, has the chance to enter the International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF)! The voting on the official page is coming to an end (it lasts until October 7th) and this is a perfect time to cast your vote. 

The ITHF Voting Group, comprised of approximately 100 tennis journalists, historians, and Hall of Famers, will submit their vote. To be elected, a candidate must receive an affirmative vote of 75 percent of ballots submitted by the ITHF Voting Group.

The top-3 vote getters in the Fan Vote will receive bonus percentage points on their score.
1. Winner of Fan Vote: 3 percentage points
2. 2nd Place in Fan Vote: 2 percentage points
3. 3rd Place in Fan Vote: 1 percentage point

The International Tennis Hall of Fame preserves and promotes the history of tennis and celebrates its champions, thereby serving as a vital partner in the growth of tennis globally.
If someone deserves this, it's surely Goran Ivanisevic, a retired professional tennis player and current tennis coach. He is the only person to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon as a wildcard. He achieved this in 2001, having previously been runner-up at the championships in 1992, 1994 and 1998. Before the 2001 tournament, he was ranked 125th and after his victory he was 16th. 

Vote for Goran Ivanisevic here.

The tambura band "Slavonske Lole" will perform tonight, September 28th ,at the tennis court next to promenade (Šetalište kralja Zvonimara) in the Lapad Bay.

Start of the program that is organized on the occasion of the celebration of Saint Michael is at 8 pm. The event is organized by the City of Dubrovnik and Lapad.

Slavonske Lole are a tambura band from Dakovo. Under this name they were founded in 1981 in Velika Kopanica. They will bring the sounds of Slavonia to Dubrovnik!

After couple of hard days, fires in Dubrovnik-Neretva County: at Kula Norinska, at Orebic and the hills of Konavle are under control!

According to the County Fire Chief Stjepan Simovic, after watching the fire locations during the whole nights, it's clear that there is no open flame.

Firefighters take all necessary action to prevent the fire from reactivating, it’s reported from Emergency Center 112.

The Dubrovnik Triathlon will take place on Saturday, October 13th. EARTH, SEA & FIRE is the first triathlon event in Dubrovnik! Organizers, the Triathlon Club of Dubrovnik, say that this is an event for everybody: first-timers and Ironman finishers, families and fans.

The start of the race is in the Port of Gruz at 2 pm. The racers will swim from the Port of Gruz to the Franjo Tudman bridge and back. This will be followed by the cycling race from Gruz to ACI Marina in Komolac, and finally – running in Gruz.

There will be individual and race competition, in two categories. Sprint contestants are up to 750 meters of swimming, 20 kilometers of bicycle ride and 5 kilometers of running, and the Olympic category will have a harder task: 1.5 kilometers of swimming, 40 kilometers of biking and 10 kilometers of running.

The organizers noted that there are already 110 registered performers, mostly from the Great Britain.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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