Today the International Sport community will once again celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP). The day can be celebrated by for example sharing #WhiteCard pictures on social media.
Established by the United Nations General Assembly and the International Olympic Committee, April6 recognises the role that sport plays in society and its power to foster dialogue, understanding, social inclusion and peace.
This year, as we are all still facing an unprecedented sanitary situation, April6 provides the opportunity to highlight the unique power of sport in supporting people and communities to overcome the challenges imposed by the pandemic. April6.org is the largest platform dedicated to celebrating and sharing sport-for-development initiatives on April6.
We therefore encourage you to join the IFF in celebrating April6 by:
Publishing information about the International day of Sport for Development and Peace and the #WhiteCard symbol on your website
Gathering 2-3 meaningful stories from athletes, coaches and all your national entourage and registering them on the dedicated april6.org platform along with a #WhiteCard picture of the participant telling the story;
Inviting your national population to:
Participate in the digital #WhiteCard campaign on social media combining #WhiteCard pictures/videos with stories of individuals and communities who have been positively impacted by sport;
Register their story on the dedicated april6.org platform along with a #WhiteCard picture of the participant telling the story;
Organise a dedicated digital or real project/event. For this to be displayed on the april6.org platform, please send an email with a description (100-120 words) and a photo or logo to [email protected]
As a reference to the yellow and the red card in the sporting world, since 2014 a #WhiteCard is a symbol, created by the organisation Peace and Sport, representing the positive power of sport for peace and social inclusion.
The core message of the 2021 #WhiteCard campaign is “Behind each #WhiteCard, there is a story”. It seeks to highlight and draw attention to the stories of individuals and communities who have been positively impacted by sport all around the globe.
Emergency beacons are used aboard boats, ships, and aircraft, and are even carried by hikers in the wilderness- in other words, anywhere beyond the reach of standard phone-based emergency services. They’re generally small, often no bigger than a flashlight.
“All the same, an SOS signal can reach the authorities surprisingly swiftly, within a few minutes,” says ESA. “First the signal from the beacon is detected automatically by the search and rescue payload aboard participating satellites – often more than one at once – then pinpoints its source on Earth’s surface.”
“Next, this information is relayed – via a set of stations on the corners of Europe, in the case of Galileo-detected signals – then passed to the nearest national rescue centre, at which point the rescue can begin.”
Plan on watching a lot of CIFF movies? A CIFF Streams “Virtual Viewer” membership is available for $50, which gives $2 off each film screening. Viewers can also save a little bit of money by purchasing virtual voucher 10-packs, which cost $70-$90.
So, one-off tickets are available for $8 for regular CIFF members, and $10 for non-members, per film. (Opening night tickets, for the film “Together Together,” cost $20 for members and $25 for non-members.)
Two CIFF Streams memberships allow viewers to access all the movies in the festival, without paying for individual tickets to films: “Binge Watcher” and “Super Streamer.” These memberships are a little more expensive, but include more perks -- including access to year-round events, CIFF merchandise discounts, private dinners and donor recognition. A “Binge Water” membership costs $250, and a “Super Streamer” membership costs $1,500.
CIFF Streams can be accessed in one of two ways: through the CIFF Streams app on Roku or Apple TV, or via a web browser with the CIFF Streams platform.
Members can watch the vast majority of CIFF films on-demand, whenever they want, unless a film is a scheduled screening or geo-restricted screening, or if it is sold out. (More on that later.)
For those who purchase individual tickets, they’ll receive an email with a link to watch the movie online or through the app. Voucher packs provide codes which can be submitted for individual movies to access them. Members, when logged in, can access films on-demand through their account.
When it comes to viewing films on a television, CIFF viewers can download the CIFF Streams app on a Roku or Apple TV and enter their membership or ticket information to view there. Or, they can access CIFF Streams on a web browser and cast it to the TV with either Chromecast or AirPlay. They can also connect a laptop to a TV with an HDMI cord.
Though the festival is virtual, screenings can sell out when they reach their streaming caps. If a movie is listed as “Tickets Sold Out,” that means that only those with reserved tickets to the film and CIFF Streams “Binge Watcher” and “Super Streamer” members can access the film. If a movie is listed as “Sold Out,” only those who reserved tickets can access the film.
Because of the possibility of sellouts, it’s recommended that members watch the movies they really want to see early on in the fest, and that general audiences buy their tickets to specific screenings right away.
Though the majority of CIFF films this year are on-demand and can be viewed at any time during the festival, two limits appear on some of CIFF’s movies: scheduled times and geo-restricted films. Some films can only be viewed for specific times of the fest, and others can only be accessed by viewers in certain areas. These details will be noted on the specific films’ pages on CIFF’s website.
Once a viewer starts a CIFF movie, they have 48 hours to finish it. All movies must be watched by 11:59 p.m. on April 20.
Pausing and some rewinds are allowed, but viewers should avoid restarting the movie entirely, as this action could be viewed as a sign of piracy. Viewers are also encouraged to maintain their same wifi connection throughout the entire screening.
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