first_imgThe capital of BiH is slowly taking on the contours of a sports capital. Month after months, sports events that promote healthy life style are organized, with thousands of people participating.On the streets of Sarajevo there are more people who ride bikes, and there are more people jogging on the Wilson’s Promenade and the Alley in Ilidža. Experts in the field of cycling and running claim that progress is evident in comparison with previous years, but that Bosnians and Herzegovinians are still not genuinely a sports nation.“Both sports are in expansion and developing to a certain extent for a number of years now, so consequently we have more competitions. However, I think we still did not reach the stage of a genuine sports nation. Ultimate athletes must personally fight in order to reach the top level and the country does not do enough to support sports adequately. Recreationists exist in every country of the world and we are not an exception, we have only realized that it is better for our body to run a bit or turn pedals between doing errands and overeating. Let’s hope that the enthusiasts who have potential will receive support in the future so that the others, not only us, can say that we are becoming a sports nation,” said Nisad Selimović, spokesman of the organization Giro di Sarajevo.The Cycling Club Trek team Sarajevo has been organizing group bike rides in the city and the mountains for years. Senad Bečković from this organization says that more and more people from Sarajevo are outdoors, doing different sports.“The outdoor world in Sarajevo has been in progression for the past three years. Many cyclists can be seen on the streets and mountains and people use bikes as means of transportation, which is a modern lifestyle. Moreover, the running community also increases year after year and runners from 30 countries of the world already come to some of the events,” said Bečković.As of recently, Sarajevo also has the system of public bikes where all citizens can rent a bike with a simple procedure and ride it to certain locations where parking lots are made. The city is also working on the construction of cycling trails.(Source: read more

first_imgVIEWPOINT: If you live in England, or in France or in Italy and you are tormented online by internet trolls, there is no hiding place.Police in those countries regularly arrest and charge internet trolls.Often the charge is one of assault. In one recent case in England a man who left sick messages on a tribute site for a girl who committed suicide was jailed. But here in Ireland, and here in Donegal where we live, internet trolls – people who post hate-filled messages online – seem to be getting away with it.Gardai will investigate the tragic death of Erin Gallagher for the coroner’s office. Perhaps a future inquest will shed more light on the horrendous abuse that poor 13-year-old girl was subjected to.But there can be no place in our society for those who appear to take pleasure from tormenting ordinary decent people.Many people online are targeted by trolls at some stage. Even here at Donegal Daily we have our own dedicated trolls who take pleasure – a very sick pleasure – in spouting vile evil comments about us and our readers, even on occasions poking fun at the dead. We can ignore them. And we do.But imagine how a young teenager has to deal with such vile behaviour.We know of one school in this county where teenage boys and girls are quitting and turning off their facebook pages.They’ve had enough of the bullies.Our political leaders need to urge Justice Minister Alan Shatter to take a tough new approach to the internet sewer rats who are slowly poisoning our society and a resource rich in so many good things. The current policy of ignorance is just not good enough.VIEWPOINT: TIME FOR THE LAW TO TACKLE INTERNET TROLLS was last modified: October 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:VIEWPOINT: TIME FOR THE LAW TO TACKLE INTERNET TROLLSlast_img read more