first_imgThe three-day program ends on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m., with the opening of the exhibition “Architects of Defense: Profiles of the authors of the 16th and 17th century Šibenik fortifications”, organized and performed by the Department for Cultural and Historical Heritage of the Fortress of Culture. The exhibition will be set in the museum room of the Fortress of St. Mihovil, and will present 11 military experts in the Venetian service during the early modern century who contributed to the construction of the Šibenik fortification system. On the same day, an educational program for children through a workshop will be held at the Barone Fortress, starting at 10 am  “Forgotten weapon” where small and cheerful participants will meet, see, touch and try out the typical weapons used in Šibenik fortresses through different historical epochs.  Immediately after follows “Portrait of old Šibenik” , a workshop that will show the award-winning documentary Barone with the theme of everyday life in Šibenik in the 17th century and turbulent events in the city during the Candian War, after which the youngest participate in a knowledge quiz.The workshops are suitable for ages 6 to 12, and the number of participants is limited. You can apply by email at [email protected] the last day of the program, visitors will have free entrance to the Šibenik fortresses. As part of the celebration of the European Fortress Day, which is being held this year at the Šibenik fortresses of St. Michael and the Baron, representatives of the organizers of the Public Institution Fortress of Culture Šibenik presented the publication “Šibenik: Fortress City” and thus announced the beginning of a rich three-day program conducted under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, and held from September 20-22, 2018.Fortress of Culture has joined the initiative to mark the European Fortress Day, launched by the European Network of Fortified Cities and Defense Fortifications EFFORTS, within which the Institution is a member. Launched on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the initiative in its first edition aims to present fortifications across Europe as a place to promote the diversity of cultural heritage to the general public.The publication “Šibenik: City of Fortress”, published by the Fortress of Culture Šibenik, was explained in more detail by Josip Pavić, expert associate of the Department of Cultural and Historical Heritage, emphasizing that it is a guide for the general public. early modern age.”In the last few years, for obvious reasons, fortresses have been in focus again, and as a result, a lot of archaeological, historical and conservation research has been carried out, not only in Šibenik but also in its surroundings. This short edition summarizes what we currently know, but does not represent the final point because we will, of course, continue our research intensively. ” said Josip Pavic.The central part of the program, International Conference “Audience Development and Cultural Management: New Concepts for New Models”, will be held on Friday, September 21 at the Fortress of St. Mihovila. The importance of the topic of audience development, cultural management and contemporary trends was emphasized by the director of the Fortress of Culture, Gorana Barišić Bačelić, with an emphasis on the Club of Friends of Šibenik Fortress as an example of good practice.”We are extremely pleased to have joined the initiative to mark the European Fortress Day, which includes an International Conference with a significant number of registered participants. Audience development, as one of the most current topics of management in culture,  one of our long-term goals by which we want to continue to develop professional and public dialogue on the development of cultural audiences by organizing similar public gatherings, programs and projects. This is just one step in everything we plan in the coming years.”Pointed out Gorana Barišić BačelićExperts in the field of cultural management, museology and communication, including EFFORTS board member Andrea Bonifacio, will present contemporary trends in audience development and best practices for incorporating monumental heritage into the daily lives of local communities. After the presentation, participants and exhibitors will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive panel discussion.Program of the International Conference “Audience Development and Cultural Management: New Concepts for New Models”last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Aidan Tooker wasn’t just racing Virginia Tech’s Peter Seufer. He was chasing the man everyone chases: Justyn Knight.Tooker, a true sophomore, dusted Seufer, but only after Knight had crossed the finish line for gold in the 3000-meter race at the ACC Championships on Feb. 23.Once Tooker secured second place, he embraced Knight in a watershed moment for the SU track and field program. Knight, the greatest runner in SU’s history, is set to graduate this spring and is passing the metaphoric torch. Tooker, who has embraced Knight and other graduating seniors as mentors, is prepared to lead the program next year as the top runner.“I’ve just been doing my best to take him under my wing because this is my last year here and it’s truly his team after I go,” Knight said.The night before the 3000 meter, Tooker labored through the 5000-meter race. He finished in seventh place, 25 seconds behind Knight, the winner. Tooker said Knight told him, “Even the best of the best aren’t always on.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU head coach Chris Fox said he expects Tooker to be the best runner on the cross country team next year and “hopefully” an All-American in both cross country and track. Seeing him win silver in the 3000 at ACCs proved Tooker is “where he should be at the moment.”“It was nice to see Aidan fulfill the promise that we thought he had,” Fox said. “To tell you the truth, we expected that. Anything less than that would have been disappointing.”Tooker runs the 1500 meter, the 3000 and the 5000. But he specializes in the steeplechase, a distance event involving hurdles and puddle obstacles. He won silver in last year’s NCAA outdoor 3000-meter steeplechase with one of the fastest times ever recorded by a freshman.Tooker’s steeplechase skills manifest themselves on casual post-workout jogs, where he loves to hurdle anything in his path. Knight calls him a “ball of energy.”“Aidan loves jumping over stuff,” Knight said. “Sometimes I’ll tell him, ‘Hey, you gotta let your legs rest.’ Or ‘Maybe don’t jump over that trash can because you might miss it and injure yourself.’ Little stuff like that.”Knight has assumed a big brother position with Tooker by providing advice about how to handle himself during meets, how to bounce back from hard workouts and how to preserve his body — for instance, don’t hurdle trash cans on Comstock Avenue. Colin Bennie and the other senior distance runners also set an example for Tooker to follow.“It’s leading by example more than anything,” Bennie said. “It’s showing him how to act on these trips and, by proxy, he goes and tells the other guys about it, so on trips that we’re not on or when he’s hanging with the younger guys, he can show them what’s up.”Now, Knight is preparing to move on from Syracuse along with his fellow distance-running seniors Philo Germano, Andy Paladino and Bennie. Knight and Fox agree that Tooker will have to step up next year in the seniors’ absence, but he will not be alone: Juniors Kevin James and Simon Smith will likely lead with Tooker.There is no blueprint on how to recover after graduating the best distance runner in the nation. Fox says the post-Knight era will be different, but it won’t be a transition year and SU should still contend with Tooker as the top option.“We’ll have a really young team,” Fox said. “But with Aidan and Noah (Affolder) and Nathan (Henderson) and Joe Dragon and Dominic Hockenbury … That’s a team that should be top-15, maybe top-10 in the country.”In many ways, Tooker is already following in Knight’s footsteps because they have similar traits.Both highly touted recruits didn’t redshirt their freshman years and exceeded expectations. They both have a seemingly interminable stash of energy and tend to have a silly side foiling their intense race-day demeanors.“I see a lot of myself in him,” Knight said.“I just hope that I can take some of the stuff he’s passed down to me,” Tooker said. Comments Published on April 16, 2018 at 9:04 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmermanlast_img read more