The Green Sail organization became a semi-finalist of the 2019 European Social Innovation Competition

first_imgGREEN SAIL: WHERE ARE THE PROHIBITION ZONES OF DISCHARGING FECAL WATER FROM VESSELS? In addition to the Academy, the semi-finalists receive the personal support of a local mentor with whose help they prepare for the next phase of the competition where they submit their extensive development plans to an independent committee. The commission will then select ten finalists and only three winners, each of whom will receive 50.000 euros. Green Sail was one of 30 projects from 19 countries selected for the next round of competition out of a total of 543 ideas submitted from across Europe, which encourage the solution to the growing problem of plastic waste. The reported projects cover a wide range of solutions, from improving supply chains to changing the behavior of consumers themselves. The Green Sail organization from Split, an initiative that encourages environmental practices within the nautical sector, has become one of the 30 semi-finalists of the 2019 European Social Innovation Competition, selected from over 500 registered candidates from across Europe.  The innovative idea of ​​the Green Sail organization includes an educational program to reduce the amount of plastic waste within the nautical industry in other European countries, according to the model that the organization is already successfully implementing in Croatia. The idea of ​​the Green Sail project is to gradually develop plastic waste reduction and recycling programs in charter companies and marinas in other European countries with developed nautical industries: Italy, Greece, Montenegro, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal and France. center_img The theme of this year’s competition solving the problem of plastic waste, and ideas and projects are sought in which plastic waste is reduced by introducing systematic changes at the local, national and European level. The purpose of the 2019 European Social Innovation Call is to support ideas and projects that reduce plastic waste and waste by changing or improving existing processes or introducing entirely new products and launching new initiatives.  The introduction of the Green Sail program in international charters and marinas will try to solve this problem in countries other than Croatia. What Green Sail expects as a semifinalist is attending a reputable one Academy of Social Innovation in Turin – an intensive three-day event where participants are trained by experienced social innovators and given the opportunity to develop their ideas into sustainable business projects.  RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

Mother, Son Found Guilty of Murder

first_imgThe abstention of three of the 12 member jury of Criminal Court ‘A’ last week could not save Madam Kou Saye and her son Ziekal Gbokolo from being found guilty of killing Faith Gee.The incident took place in December 2014, in the 72nd Community, outside of Monrovia.The controversial decision came after the jury had stayed in their chamber deliberating for over two hours before returning with their verdict.Nine members of the jury informed the court that the defendants were guilty, while the remaining three abstained.Before the verdict, Judge Boima Kontoe told the jurors that they were required to “fully and carefully examine the testimonies and physical evidence to arrive at your verdict. It is your duty to discuss the case with each other in your deliberation to reach a verdict.”The case started when the prosecution alleged that in the early hours of a day in December 2014 in the 72nd Community in Paynesville, Faith Gee, also known as Bob Blue, was on his way from an all night church service, when co-defendant Saye and her son Gbokolo saw him and began to scream “Rogue! Rogue!” Later, the prosecution said, they attacked him with a 2 by 2 plank and cutlasses, inflicting several injuries on him from which he bled profusely and later died at a local clinic.Besides Madam Saye and her son, several others, including Arthur Kassay, John Moore, Andrew Kartay, Saah and Ma Ruth – who are still on the run – after hearing the noise, jumped out of their houses and began to assault Gee. Co-defendant Arthur used the back of a cutlass and slapped Faith twice on his back. He later dragged him to a basketball court, before the victim was picked up by other church members, who took him to a local hospital.Judge Kontoe has up to a week to announce their punishment.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more