November 18

New timelapse masterpiece Romulić & Stojčić study: Timeless Beauty – Croatian natural heritage

first_imgThe most famous and most awarded Croatian photographers Mario Romulić and Dražen Stojčić from Osijek after impressive timelaps videos of Hvar, Baranja, Motovun, Šibenik, Krka National Park and others showed a new excellent timelapse video that shows all the charms of Croatian natural heritage.By the way, Timeless Beauty is the first video that Romulić & Stojčić studio from Osijek shot for the Ministry of Tourism, and another one is planned, which will be dedicated to our historical and cultural heritage. Time lapse is a technique of obtaining a video resulting from a series of photographs taken at a certain interval that gives the impression of an accelerated passage of time. It takes twelve minutes to get twenty-four night photos in a time laps technique that results in one second of video.We should certainly commend the Ministry of Tourism for finally using the best we have to promote our tourism, which we have in our backyard. We all know how important photography and video are in tourism, and to have such, I can freely say, geniuses when we talk about professional photography, and not to use their talent to our “benefit” would be insane.Let us respect ourselves so that others may respect us. And we have something to be proud of, in fact, this is just one small cube in our tourist mosaic. Relax and enjoy Related news:last_img read more

September 27

Giles Newton-Howes: Is medical cannabis a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

first_imgNZ Herald 27 July 2018Family First Comment: Excellent analysis…“The link between legislation of cannabis for medical uses and a growth in drug use disorder is great. With increasing use of cannabis in the community, the mental health problems directly related to use are likely to increase. These are well documented and include psychosis, anxiety disorders, cognitive problems and as mentioned above, addiction.” www.SayNopeToDope.nzAs the debate over legalising medical cannabis burns on, the arguments for potential benefits need to be weighed against the arguments for potential risks, particularly to mental health and society’s view of the drug generally.The use of cannabis as a medicine has a long tradition with a wide variety of ailments identified as potentially being ameliorated by it. There is also growing interest in its use for largely neuropsychiatric conditions, such as spasticity and seizures.Although there may be benefits in the use of cannabis and cannabis-based products, there is also a potential negative impact on mental health, both in terms of individual use and how society sees cannabis more generally. This is important as cannabis is widely used in New Zealand, despite our current prohibitionist stance.Cannabis is generally used for its pleasurable psychoactive effects, although there is a clear overlap between those who report use for pleasure and for “medical” purposes.Use in New Zealand is high by international standards and it is interesting to see that in the United States, where legislation on legal use of cannabis varies by state, there appears to be increasing rates of addiction problems where cannabis is legally allowed as medicine.READ MORE: read more