Thursday, 29 October 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.


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 Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra invites the citizens and their guests to the concert of pianist Naira Asatrian on Friday, September 28th at the Atrium of the Rector's Palace at 9 pm. The Dubrovnik pianist of Armenian origin will perform the music of Frederic Chopin and Ludwig van Beethoven, and all the collected money from tickets sales are intended for the Intensive Unit of the General Hospital of Dubrovnik.

Over the last few years, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra and pianist Naira Asatrian have organized several concerts of this kind. So, three years ago, a concert of Naira for distrofiers was held, then two years ago the concert was intended for the purchase of the Fibroscan apparatus for the General Hospital Dubrovnik, and last year, as well as this year, the money goest to the Intesive Unit of the Dubrovnik hospital. The start of the concert is at 9 pm.

Ticket prices are 50 and 100 kuna and can be purchased in the following places: Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra office (Sv. Dominika 9 – Revelin), Perla Adriatica (Ploce), Gift shop Dubravka (Pile), Luza. The tickets also can be bought one hour before the beginning of the concert in front of the Rector’s Palace and online.

Irish low- cost airline Ryanair announced its first new line to Croatia for the summer flight schedule in 2019. It is a line connecting Zadar and Prague – Avioradar reports.

The Zadar - Prague line will start flying on the 3rd of April in 2019 and will remain in traffic during the whole time of the summer flying schedule, or more precisely by the end of October 2019. During the whole period, two flights a week are announced on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Boeing 737-800 aircraft will fly on this line (on the photo).

The state of the three fires in Dubrovnik-Neretva County is under control, but all three fires are still active. Canadairs arrive in Konavle and Kula Norinska and during the night the fire continued to activate due to wind, and started to spread near the houses. 35 people were evacuated and transferred to Trpanj – it’s stated from the Emergency Centre 112.

At the fire that started yesterday around 9 am at the hills of Konavle there were 40 firefighters and 30 vehicles.A canadair also came, but left after a short period of time because wind was too strong. The fire spreads in two directions and is still under control. For now, it doesn’t represent danger to houses.

During yesterday, there was more smoke and fire warnings at the fire at Orebic – Mokalo but firefighters stopped the spread of fire. There was a normalization of traffic, and the Blato-Putnikovici transmission line was again opened. Part of the fire brigade was sent to the fires at Kula Norinska and Konavle, and there are still about 150 firefighters on the field. The fire location is monitored. 

During the night, fires at Konavle and Kula Norinska municpality were monitored and fought with. This morning, at 6:59 am the Emergency Center 112 sent requests for canadairs at these two locations. 

At the Kula Norinska the situation satisfactory. Because of the need of fighting with fire, the power lines in the area were turned off, but went on again at 7.40 pm.

The second edition of the Unseen Mini Film Festival starts today in Cavtat and in the next five days will bring three movie selections, two workshops and three concerts!

The opening of the festival is tonight at 8 pm at the Hotel Supetar Park in Cavtat and it will be followed by screening of two films. The first will be Almost Nothing: So Continues the Night by Davor Sanvincenti, awarded Octavian for the best experimental film on Croatian Film Days, which will start at 8:30 pm. At 9 pm, Occupied cinema by Senka Domanovic, that premiered at the Liburnia Film Festival, will be shown. In the music part of the evening, Porto Morto band will hold a concert at 10 PM.

By the end of September, during the second Unseen mini film festival, audience will have the opportunity to see three great film selections.The festival jury (Ana Opalic, Ivana Ivkovic and Srdjana Cvijetic) made a selection of 17 films chosen within the ones applied to the open call, in line with the thematic focus of this year’s festival and the consideration of alternative geography of the film.

For more information, visit the official website.


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