BUJUMBURA Trevor Story Authentic Jersey , Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Burundian national men's and women's basketball teams were unable to attend FIBA Zone V championships that kicked off in Uganda on Sunday, a senior official at the Burundian Sports Ministry told Xinhua on Monday.
""Our teams can't participate in Zone V basketball championships that kicked off yesterday (Sunday) for lack of financial means. The budget allocated to the ministry is insufficient while we (Burundi) have more than 20 clubs or teams that need to be supported,"" said Beatrice Nibogora, spokeswoman of the Burundian Sports Ministry.
According to her, a bill on sponsoring sports in Burundi has been tabled at the east African country's Parliament for analysis in an effort to promote the sector of sports.
Nibogora said, ""The bill on sponsoring sports will stimulate investors and businesspersons to support the sector of sports.""
ROME Wade Davis Jersey , July 11 (Xinhua) -- A vast wildfire erupted Tuesday on Mount Vesuvius, threatening inhabited areas on the slopes of the volcano overlooking the Bay of Naples.
News media, tourists and residents posted photos of a towering cloud of billowing white smoke that was visible from the nearby archeological site of Pompeii and from the bay itself.
Homes and restaurants in two villages at the foot of Mt Vesuvius have been evacuated as a precaution, La Repubblica newspaper reported.
The raging fire has a front that is two kilometers wide, and 60 firefighters are combating the flames with support from three firefighting aircraft, La Stampa newspaper reported.
Italy has been grappling with a slew of wildfires in the past few days amid a heat wave and broiling temperatures Jon Gray Jersey , with hectares of forests burned down in the southern regions of Puglia and Sicily.
"514 interventions ongoing in Italy now," the national firefighting corps tweeted at 4pm local time on Tuesday. "Of these, 335 are due to fires in forests, brushwood, and farms."
Also on Tuesday, the national Civil Protection Agency said in a statement that it is coordinating the use of all available firefighting aircraft across Italy.
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Most forest fires are caused by careless or malicious acts, and the Civil Protection Agency urged the public to speedily report any such activity in order to protect the environment as much as possible.
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This brilliant illustration of the “herd mentality” is the kind of stuff that Serbian director Emir Kusturica frowns at — and wins fans.
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The Serbian, 62, has brought home awards from all the three big European film festivals — Berlin, Cannes and Venice — besides other awards from prominent international film festivals.
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At the Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival, which he co-founded and is held in a Serbian village in January, “there’s no red carpet.”
In fact, the festival opened in 2008 with a burial procession of “Die Hard 4.0” at the Bad Films Cemetery! Eight years down the line, Kusturica admits he had given up his fight against Hollywood.
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“A huge amount of films are made every year. When I was competing in 1985 in Cannes, the commission selected from 820 movies. Today, there are usually around 2,000. The quantity is growing, which doesn’t mean the quality is growing as well. In 10 years, the number of films will continue to increase DJ LeMahieu Jersey , which means the number of commercial garbage will also increase.”
He says a new language has to be found — a language that is “in between television, YouTube and iPhones. We learned how to make cinema that will be shown on a big screen, but today’s cinema is abating to almost no screen.”
“In the end it is going to turn out like glasses, or it is going to be injected in your brain.”
He is not at all excited about the new technologies that have re-invented and re-defined cinema for some filmmakers, such as virtual reality, or VR.
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