Karateist Meris Muhovic and judoka Aleksandra Samardzic were named for athletes of BiH for 2016 in the 72nd of selection of the Sports Federation of BiH.At the official manifestation of selection for the most successful BH athletes, that was held last night at the National Theatre, the awards were presented in 19 other categories.In the competition of the Paralympic sports, for the best athlete in the last year was named Dzevad Hamzic, a member of BH team in sitting volleyball, who won the silver medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.For the most successful BH coach in the last year was named the coach of women’s national karate team of BiH Miroslav Klepic and in the competition of Paralympic sports was named Mirza Hrustemovic, the coach of BH national team in sitting volleyball.Special recognition for the results achieved in the last Olympic cycle 2012 – 2016 was presented to the athlete Amel Tuka, judoka Larisa Ceric and volleyball player Sabahudin Delalic.The most successful club in the men’s football is Croatian sports club Velez from Mostar and in the competition of women table tennis club Spin 2012 from Sarajevo.Football National Team of BiH U-17 is the most successful national team, which won the eighth place at the European Championship. In the competition of Paralympic sports, for the most successful was declared the sitting volleyball team, which won the Paralympic silver.Awards for the best BH juniors were presented to Toni Miletic (judo) and Adna Boric (taekwondo).Kickboxer Mirza Pramenkovic and volleyball player Edin Begic received the award “Ambassador of Sport”, while the award “Mirza Delibasic” was presented to basketball player Melisa Brcaninovic.Awards for “Lifetime Achievement” were presented to: Josip Brumec, Petko Radovic, Vehbija Tokic, Izet Jelic, Bibija Kerla, Zelimir Vuckovic and Vlada Raguz, while the award “Boro Glusac” for sports journalism was presented to: Muhamed Bikic, Mirza Kolar, Almir Sokolovic and Jasmin Ligata.The Sports Federation of BiH this year awarded prizes to the most successful athlete students, participants of the competition that was organized by the European and World university association. Awards were given to nine athletes – Ivona Cavar, Harun Sadikovic, Armin Gredic, Ivan Solic, Rijad Dedejic, Selam Sejdinovic, Patar Zadro, Mirnesa Bektac and Najla Kaljanac.The criteria for selection were the placements on the Olympic Games, World and European championships, regional and national competitions, based on the proposals of the saports unions.(Source: faktor.ba)
JOHNSTON — Gun issues were the dominant topic at Republican Senator Joni Ernst’s town hall meeting early Saturday morning in Johnston. Ellie Holland, a teacher in Johnston, was emotional as she told Ernst about going through active shooter training in her school last week.“So my question for you today senator is when can I plan to get back to trainings that simply teach children to read and write?” Holland said and about half the crowd cheered.Ernst answered Holland by emphasizing the need to improve mental health care.“We need to make sure that those that are showing signs of instability are able to received treatment,” Ernst said. “And I would say that across the United States we are short counselors, we are short psychiatrists, we are short psychologists.”Senator Joni Ernst.A man in the crowd then yelled: “We’re short congresspeople to take action.”The hour-long forum often featured Ernst speaking as critics in the crowd reacted or Ernst supporters in the audience cheering and applauding, including one person who occasionally rang a cowbell. Dawn Corrigan of Des Moines thanked Ernst for supporting the National Rifle Association and the right to own a gun.“Let’s punish people for crimes and when some commits a crime, don’t come and take away my right for it,” she said, to cheers.Ernst said Republican senators would review various proposals, but Ernst expressed concerns about ensuring so-called “red flag” laws that let courts order authorities temporarily seize guns include due process rights, to protect the wrongly accused.“What we do have to make sure is those that are law-abiding citizens are still able to purchase weapons. It’s our second amendment right,” Ernst said, to cheers from half the crowd. “And that those that should not be able to gain access to weapons should not have the right, then, to purchase those weapons.”Ernst made it clear she opposes a ban on the kind of rapid-fire guns used in El Paso and Dayton.“Any weapon out there can be used to harm another person,” Ernst told the crowd. “…Who decides what is considered an assault weapon?”Ernst told reporters there’s no law that will “magically” prevent irrational people with “evil intent” from committing murder.