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Brenda Brkusic wins 3rd and 4th Los Angeles Area Emmy
Brenda Brkusic (left) and her production teams won two Los Angeles Emmys for the film "Mia, a dancer's journey" in the Arts and Culture/History category and "Variety Studio: Actors on Actors" in the Best Entertainment Program category. The winners were announced at the 67th Los Angeles Area Emmy(R) Awards presentation on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at The Skirball Cultural Center Guerin Pavilion in Herscher Hall.

Josipa Majic from Croatia's capital Zagreb is founder & CEO of Teddy the Guardian global enterprise
Josipa Majic is the founder and CEO of Teddy the Guardian, Zagreb, Croatia, the first smart teddy bear on the market. During play, the teddy bear seamlessly captures the child's heart rate, saturation of blood with oxygen and body temperature, and wirelessly sends the data on a mobile app. This creates a truly child friendly experience for hospitals and home care. With specialization in medical technology, Majic's work places a special emphasis on a more human approach to patients and users. She has previous experience in delivering medical applications and wearable technology solutions. On the photo Josipa Majic and Ana Burica, Zagreb, authors of the idea of Teddy the Guardian.

Vladimir Bubrin & Vinko Grubisic: The Glory and Fame, Croatian Renaissance Reader, NY 2015
Vladimir Bubrin & Vinko Grubisic (on the photo) have prepared an important and extensive book dealing with Croatian Reanaissance literature.  It has been published in 2015 by Croatian Academy of America, NY, USA. The book has 589 pages and provides the original Croatian texts from the Renaissance period (14-17th century), their translation into contemprary Croatian langague, as well as into English. Large portions of the book have already been published in the Journal of Croatian Studies, issued by the same Academy. Now, by publishing the book this valuable material has been made available for broad public - for students, experts, as well as to all those interested in Croatian literature. Professors Grubišić and Bubrin live in Canada, employed at the University of Waterloo and the Univeristy of Toronoto, respectively.

Sudar Percussion & Matej Mestrovic winners of the 14th IMA award in long form video category
The winning video Castle Crash from Croatia has won two awards at the 14th Independent Music Awards (IMA): in the Long Form Video Cateogry, as well as in the Promo Poster Design Category. Sudar Percussion and distingusihed Croatian contemporary pianist and composer Matej Meštrović (on the photo) have created very original and nice music. Now in its 15th year, The Independent Music Awards receives submissions from artists previously on major labels as well as self-released and indie label talent from more than 94 countries on six continents.

Adrian Beker winning gold at the International Math Olympiad 2015 and Croatia becoming a big surprise
The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students and is held annually in a different country. The first IMO was held in 1959 in Romania, with 7 countries participating. Nowadays, there are over 100 countries participating from 5 continents. In 2015, the 56th IMO was held in Thailand. Croatia has won a gold medal - Adrian Beker on the photo, three silver medals - Petar Orlić, Kristijan Štefanec and Daniel Paleka, one bronze - Ivan Lazarić, and Lukas Novak participated. This is a big success of Croatian team, and the overall ranking among 104 countries is surprisingly high 15th place. If we take into account countries of the EU only, Croatia is on the third place!

Konstantina Bozak has created Mendeleev's periodic table by means of Croatian Glagolitic Script
Konstantina Božak, MSc, is professor of Biology and Chemistry at the  School of Midwifery in Croatia's capital Zagreb. At the same time, she is a big fan of Croatian Glagolitic Scrpit. So, she decided to represent Mendeleev's periodic table in a completely new way, which has not yet been seen in the history of Chemistry. We are sure that Mendeleev would like his periodic table shown in the new way. She has exploited a nice Croatian Glagolitic font created by Nenad Hančić from Germany.

Ferdinand Budicki the first driver in Zagreb to have passed a driving test in 1910
At the beginning of the 20th century, the royal government stipulated that every car in the city of Zagreb must have a license plate and that each driver must pass a driving exam. There was a problem, however, for not even a single official knew how to drive. It was agreed that Ferdinand Budicki, the owner of the first car in Zagreb, would teach four civil servants how to drive. The examination committee began its work late July 1910, and the first to have been summoned to take the exam was Ferdinand Budicki.

Ivan Rakitic Croatian soccer diamond born in Switzerland
Ivan Rakitić, Croatian soccer player born in Switzerland, is a versatile and physical midfielder who can stake a claim on nearly every inch of the midfield. He’s an offensive-minded player, but he is also an avid defender when his team requires it. He has good game vision and his passing capability is excellent. Throughout his career he’s stood out as great assister. He also possesses a powerful shot. Despite featuring for the Swiss national youth teams, Rakitić elected to play for Croatia. Since his debut at the age of 19, on September 8 of 2007, he’s become a nearly permanent feature for Croatia.Ivan speaks five langauges: Croatian, German, Castillan, English and French.

Paul Musin promoter of Cricket in Croatia and creator of the portal Croatia Week

Originally from New Zealand, Paul Musin (left) moved to Croatia, and is a member of the Croatian Cricket Federation, where his primary role is to administer and develop the game of cricket in Croatia, right from coaching kids in schools, up to everything to do with the Croatian national side. If that weren't enough to keep him busy, he decided to create the now popular website Croatia Week.

16th Dance & Non-Verbal Theatre Festival in Svetvinčenat July 24-27 2015
Svetvinčenat is getting ready to dance for the 16th time in a row! The 16th Dance & Non-Verbal Theatre Festival is just around the corner. Svetvinčenat will be dancing again from 24 to 27 July, and we promise you as much excitement as in all these years before! Over the four festival days, we'll present to you artists and shows from several European countries and an exciting additional programme with workshops for professional dancers and talks with the visiting artists. You will also get to know Aerowaves, a European dance network, whose aim is to promote new talented choreographers from across the continent.

Mireo co from a small village of Banjole in Croatia outbid Google in Dubai with their navigational tool

Ivica Siladić, PhD in Math, is a founder of Mireo company in Croatia, in a beutiful village of Banjole on Croatia coast. Mireo's Genius Maps is a free application that installs on your mobile device. It's an offline route planning, exploration and navigation app that does not require a mobile internet connection to search and navigate. There are no roaming costs and your battery lasts longer. In 2014 Mireo's navigational program has been chosen to be used in Dubai. It is amazing that a small Croatian team of 25 employed experts outperformed Google.

Zdravko Basarić: Marija Husar Croatian singer and art director of Bonofest in Vukovar
Marija Husar is known as a singer of spiritual music and love songs and one of Croatia's most famous singers. She is also Bonofest's art director in the city of Vukovar. “It is incredibly important for us to show musical and spiritual quality...” she said. When Zdravko Basarić asked her why she chose spiritual music, she replied that the most supreme music is music dedicated to God and that, in general, the most beautiful art in human history is art dedicated to God. The article has been published by Wall Street International on 20 June, 2015.

Photos that will make you pack your bags for Croatia
Courtney McCaffrey is a freelance writer and editor based in Wilmington, N.C. In addition to writing, she lives for travel - seeing new places, learning new cultures and surfing new waves. She prepared 42 stunning photos about Croatia, published by FlightNetwork, and we are happy to have obtained a special permission to present you some of them. On the photo is a picturesque town of Vrbnik from the largest Croatian island of Krk.

Plitvice Lakes in Croatia and the sounds of water, birds and 2CELLOS
Plitvice Lakes, the most beautiful National Park in Europe, contains a series of beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls. The 157 bird species recorded on the Plitvice Lakes so far is the third largest population of birds among the national parks of Croatia. Particularly interesting is the white-throated dipper – a rare bird dependent on clean aquatic habitats. We invite you to listen to the sounds of water, birds and 2CELLOS. The Plitvice Lakes music video by 2CELLOS had nearly 4 million views.

Sandra Perkovic discus throwing star of Croatia dominating the world scene from NY to Doha in 2015
Sandra Perković is the the European Champion in discus throwing, the Olympic champion and the World champion. She is also dominating the Diamond League meetings. “Three Diamond League meetings in 10 days – this is exhausting. But it’s still fun, I love my job,” said the world champion. She has already thrown beyond 70 metres this season, reaching 70.08 m at the Croatian winter championships, a throw exactly one metre shy of her career best.

Giorgio Surian distinguished Croatian opera singer of worldwide reputation
  Giorgio Surian is the most famous opera singer that Croatia ever had. He is the internationally acclaimed bass-baritone of worldwide reputation. Thanks to the incredible vocal capabilities, he has made more than 160 appearances in his career so far. He sings in different languages that, alongside Croatian, include Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, English... He performed in the Scala of Milan, the Metropolitan Opera, Staatsoper in Wien, Opera de Lyon, Arena di Verona, Opera national de Paris, Royal Opera House in London, El Liceo in Barcelona, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Teatro Real in Madrid, Salzburg Festival, etc.

Nenad Bach with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra on June 28th at the Dubuque Arboretum, Iowa, June 28 2015
Nenad will be performing with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra on June 28th at the Dubuque Arboretum, located on 3800 Arboretum Drive in Dubuque, Iowa. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. People are welcome to bring a picnic and chairs and enjoy themselves before the concert. Admission is free! The Nenad Bach Band is: Nenad Bach: lead vocal, piano, acoustic guitar, Joe DeSanctis: keyboards, backing vocal, melodica, Richard Lindsey: bass, backing vocal, Michael O’Keefe: drums, backing vocal, and Al Orlo: guitar.

Pope Francis in Sarajevo in 2015 meeting his old friend f. Petar Galauner, SJ Zagreb
Petar Nodilo, SJ Zagreb: We all were indeed happy to see how the Pope embraced our f. Petar Galauner, SJ, and how he was sincerely delighted to see him again. Our dear father Galauner, we wish you God's blessing so that you spend many years to come with us, with your confreres and with  numerous flock which loves you. Petar Galauner, SJ, is distinguished educator, living in Croatia's capital Zagreb. His last encounter with Pope Francis was about thirty years ago. They first met in the Vatican in 1974.

Lovro Pogorelic Croatian pianist founder and art director of the PagArtFestival on the island of Pag
PagArtFestival was founded in 1999 and it has already become a tradition to have it opened by Lovro's recital. Lovro traces his origin to Pag, and the Festival originated out of his wish to help and dignify life of the town of Pag by meaningful companionship of quality through various projects. The town of Pag is a small renaissance town made of stone, a zoning unicum well known not only by the famous lace and cheese, but also by the tradition of cultural events.

Nenad Bach: "Branding Croatia in the World" seminar July 21, 2015
For the last 30 years Nenad Bach (left) has been working and living in New York City, where he created Croatian World Network (CROWN), which is one of the first influential Croatian web portals and which deals with the best among us and has been systematically promoting Croatia for the past 15 years. On July 21, 2015 Nenad will be holding a seminar titled "Branding Croatia in the World", which will be a day long hands on seminar, for 18 selected candidates to be held in Pula. Want in? Read on! (In Croatian).

Artur Bagdasarov and Vinicije Lupis promoting their joint book about Dubrovnik in Moscow on 14 June 2015
Dr. Artur Bagdasarov and Dr.  Vinicije Lupis are promoting their joint book about Dubrovnik in Moscow. The book deals with Armenian and Croatian ties via St. Vlaho who is an Armenian saint and patron of the city of Dubrovnik. The presentation is organized by Žam journal on 14 June 2015 at 19:00 at Pokrovka 27, str. 1, cultural center Pokrovskie vorota, m. Kitaj-gorod, Čistye prudy, Moscow. The admission is free.

Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic president of the Republic of Croatia visited pope Francis on 28 May 2015
Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, president of the Republic of Croatia, had a friendly meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican on 28 May 2015. They communicated in Castillano language. Besides her native language, Mrs. Grabar Kitarovic is fluent in several other languages. They were discussing, among others, the collaboration between the Church and the State for the common good of Croatian society, especially the support of families and the young.

Trillenium is developing the next phase of online fashion retailing
Trillenium is developing a proprietary platform. It's a key enabler of the next phase of online fashion retailing. Trillenium intends to bring virtual reality, 3D, gaming and mobile technologies together with an interactive and social shopping adventure. They have the experience of doing this before: their founder, Hrvoje Prpic (left), is one of Europe's most successful retail entrepreneurs. His previous exit was one of the biggest domestic IPOs in Croatia and the Central Europe region. Shares in Trillenium are available via Seedrs.

Ante Glibota elected vicepresident of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Paris since 2015!
  Ante Glibota, distinguished Croatian historian of art and architecture, has been elected in June 2015 in Paris, in the Senat of the Republic of France, as the vice-president of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, L'Academie Europeenne des Sciences des Arts et des Lettres; L'AESAL). To be a leading person of this prestigious international institution, which gathers as many as 65 Nobel Prize winners, as well as several hundred outstanding experts in different fields, is not only a great honour for Mr. Ante Glibota, but for Croatia as well. We express our sincere gratitude to Mr. Ante Glibota for his achievements, wishing him good health and fruitful guidance of the Academy.

Astrid Kuljanic to perform a series of concerts in New York City May-June 2015
Originally from Rijeka, Astrid Kuljanic (left) is graduating from the Master of Music program as the first Croatian jazz musician that has ever attended Manhattan School of Music. She will be performing a series of concerts in celebration of graduation and the beginning of her American life outside of school with her family and friends. The repertoire will cover Astrid's originals, experimental and world music (Croatian, Brazilian) arranged for voice with live electronics and performed with Mat Muntz (double bass) and Jasmin Vrban (contemporary dance).

Violet Grgich: Following Your Own Path While Keeping the Legacy
To every immigrant (and every winemaker) Mike Grgich's journey is tremendously inspiring and empowering. He arrived in America poor but hopeful, and eventually achieved a level of success that placed him on the menus of famous restaurants, the White House wine cellar, in history books and the Smithsonian Museum. Mike Grgich is a giant, but Violet Grgich (left), the proprietor and vice president of Grgich Hills Estates, is clearly not overshadowed by his success; she lets her own soul shine through with much genuine love and gratitude.

Warren Mason – Kurt Cobain’s Music Teacher Shares His Great Musical Gift
In a neat little house in Aberdeen, surrounded by well-cared-for shrubs and trees, lives Warren Mason (left), the man who taught Kurt Cobain to play guitar and to write music. The veteran all-round musician, guitarist, fiddler and violinist plays and teaches all styles of music from folk, rock and jazz to classical on every major string instrument except harp. Warren Mason was born into the Croatian immigrant community in Raymond. His mother was Bonita Medak whose parents Joe and Yerka Medak had come over from the old country.

Gladne uši is a finalist at the New York Festival's International Radio Program Awards
Gladne uši (Hungry Ears) is a weekly radio talk show on Croatian Radiotelevision HRT 2, hosted by Ljudevit Grgurić-Grga (left). The show Gladne uši, has been nominated for an award and is a finalist in the category of Best Regularly Scheduled Talk Program at the New York Festival's International Radio Program Awards to be held on June 22, 2015 in New York City. The show chosen is titled Music and Tears and features an interview with sevdah singer Amira Medunjanin and is the only non-English speaking show nominated in its category.

The story of the film Zvizdan (The High Sun), the first Croatian Cannes Laureate
Croatian film managed to achieve great success in Cannes. "Zvizdan" (The High Sun) directed by Dalibor Matanic (left) won the Jury Prize for Best Film in the "Un Certain Regard". It was screened on May 17 and immediately impressed the audience, and then, obviously, the jury. Croatia has also won its first Cannes laureate. This award gives a strong wind into the sails to all Croatian filmmakers wanting a breakthrough onto the international market.

Oliver Dragojević to perform in Las Vegas on September 26, 2015
There will be a world music takeover of The Pearl at the Palms when Croatian pop star Oliver Dragojević (left) performs with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra and special guests on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. After sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall in New York, L'Olympia in Paris, Royal Albert Hall, London and Sydney Opera House, Dragojevic performs for the first time in Las Vegas. His style blends traditional melodies of Dalmatia, a coastal region in his native Croatia, with jazz motifs wrapped up in a modern production.

Srđan Bulat continues to play contemporary Croatian composers
One of the best Croatian musicians of the his generation, guitarist Srdjan Bulat does not give up in his commendable effort to perform contemporary Croatian composers in numerous international performances. This unknown music amazes the audience, as evidenced by the critics from the Italian town of Lodi where Bulat appeared a week ago.

U boj, u boj! sung by Kwansei Gakuin University Choir from Japan in Croatia's capital Zagreb 2014
Connection between Croatian arias and Japanese students is already well known. Male choir of one of the most prestigious Japanese universities - Kwansei Gakuin University, Kobe - for its anthem chose "U boj, u boj ", the famous air from the Croatian opera "Nikola Subic Zrinski". Japanese choirs are singing this air exclusively in the Croatian language for the last 90 years, and it is believed that the persona and life of Nikola Zrinski of Siget found its admirers in distant Japan because of his courage and honourable samurai death in 1566. The opera was composed by Ivan pl. Zajc 1832-1914, distinguished Croatian composer, on the photo.

12th Annual BH Film Fesival in New York to feature Irena Škorić and her film "Dear Lastan!"
The 12th Annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival will be held from May 21 to May 23, 2015 in New York City. Among the many films to be screened will be "Dear Lastan!" from Croatian director Irena Škorić. A total of 14 films will screen at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. They include four feature films, four short films, and six documentaries.

1136 years since the first international recognition of Croatia, more than 600 years before the discovery of America
The Croatian Prince Branimir, 9th century, made important steps in strengthening the relations with Rome. During the solemn divine service in St. Peter's church in Rome in 879, Pope John VIII gave his blessing to the prince and the whole Croatian people, about which he informed Branimir in his letters, the first one dated on May 21, 879. This was the first time that the Croatian state was officially recognized (at that time the international legitimacy was given by the Pope), which, as we see, happened more than eleven centuries ago!

Nenad Bach to be featured on Hudson Valley Artist Spotlight May 15, 2015
Croatian-American musician and composer Nenad Bach (left) will be featured on Hudson Valley Artist Spotlight with Kathy Millar on 100.7 WHUD. The program aims to introduce listeners to the artists who live and perform in the Hudson Valley and Westchester, New York. The interview will  air on 10:30 p.m. this Friday May, 15, and it will also feature Nenad's song "Everything is Forever".

Sarma and Bebek in Haiti
Forty-five children- Haitians by birth and origin, and their favourite song is "Sinoć sam pola kafane popio" - transl. Last night I drank half of the bar' - by Željko Bebek (former lead singer of Bijelo Dugme). They are orphans in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and were rescued by the Croatian Relief Services, Inc. The Children’s Home was founded by reverend Giordano Belanich, a priest with an American address and of Croatian heart. He was five when his family was forced to flee communist Yugoslavia. Fr Belanich oversees the orphanage while servicing three parishes in the United States.

An Encounter with Oliver Dragojevic in Houston May 7-8 2015
Oliver's lightening May USA and Canada tour for 2015 is done. He sang in Cleveland, Montreal, New Orleans, Houston, St Louis, and Mississauga on this tour to sold out or nearly sold out crowds. On the Facebook page for the tour is written: "6 performances, several time zone changes, twice crossing Canada-USA border, 9 flights, 700 miles by the car, taking photos and signing autographs to over a 1,000 fans! All of that in just 11 days!" We all love Oliver Dragojevic, and we are looking forward to seeing him again. Viva Las Vegas!

The 2nd International Flute Summer Academy in Karlovac, Croatia July 5th-12th 2015
The Croatia Flute Academy is an international flute summer course, which presents a week full of intensive workshops, flute-clinics, seminars, shows, masterclasses, concerts, 1-1 Lessons, round-tables & ensemble-rehearsals. Flutists of all ages and levels are welcome to apply for a place. It will also feature guest professors from all over the world including Damjan Krajačić(left) of Croatia.

Zoran Orlic captures musician Richard Thompson for his new album "Still"
Richard Thompson is the latest musician to be captured through the lens of photographer Zoran Orlic (left). This time it is for Thompson's new album "Still" due to be released in June and which is being produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. Orlic's photos have appeared in numerous magazines including Rolling Stone, newspapers, websites and music packaging.

Metkovic Croatian town on Neretva river ornithological paradise in Europe
The town of Metković is best known for Fr. Ante Gabrić, SJ, Sundarban saint in Bengal in India, who was born in this town. It is also known for its exceptionally rich nature, due to its position on the delta of the Neretva river at the Adriatic sea. Especialy interesting is its Ornitological Museum. In the vicinity of the town there is a valuable archeological site of Narona from Roman times. During the last two decades the city has revived its tradition of races of old traditional boats. On the photo is a detail from the church of St. Elias (Sv. Ilija) dominating the town and the Neretva valley.

Marijo Moznik 2015 European gymnastics champion in horizontal bar competition in Montpellier France
Marijo Možnik won gold in the men’s horizontal bar at the European Championships in Montpellier on Sunday with a high 14.833 points in the final. The gold medal was Croatia’s first ever gymnastic gold medal at a European Championships. It was however the second time Možnik has won a European Championship medal after he picked up silver, also in Montpellier, three years ago. Možnik also has a World Championship bronze medal.

Artur Bagdasarov and Vinicije Lupis creating a bridge of friendship between Armenia and Croatia
Artur Bagdasarov (Moscow) and Vinicije Lupis (Dubrovnik) are the authors of an important book Armenija - domovina sv. Vlaha  (Armenia - Homeland of St Blaise), dealing with the history St. Blaise tradition in the city of Dubrovnik, going back to the 10th century. St. Blaise, known in Croatia as Sveti Vlaho, is an Armenian saint who lived in 3rd and 4th centuries. The monograph provides a detailed account of historical contactcts between Croatians and Armenians. Dr. Artur Bagdasarov is an expert in Croatian linguistics, while Dr. Vinicije Lupis is a distinguished Croatian historian.

Hrvojka Mihanovic Salopek and her Stella Maris Croatiae project
Hrvojka Mihanović Salopek, PhD, of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, is the director of important cultural project Stella Maris Croatiae, the aim of which is to present the most important examples of the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Croatia, including noted Marian shrines and an anthological selection of Marian works from the theological, artistic and musical heritage. Dr. Mihanović Salopek and her team deserve our deep gratitude for her project and for their fantastic achievement, this time concentrated on the Southern Croatian islands and on Slavonian wheat fields.

Brittain Kovac is waking up debt-free in America

Brittain Kovac’s great grandmother came from Croatia and settled in Strawberry Hill in Kansas City, KS. Her family loved the openness of the space, and the opportunity to own and care for land. Their entrepreneurial spirit was passed down to Brittain’s dad and to her as well. They also passed down the sense of responsibility that comes with any such opportunity: the need to give back. When Brittain was around 13, she went on a mission trip to the heart of Jamaica. “It literally changed my life and the direction that I had planned for my future,” she says.

Zdravko Basaric: Everything is Forever when I met Nenad Bach
I first met Nenad during Christmas mass in the Church of Saints Cyril & Methodius and St. Raphael in Manhattan. It was during my visit to New York (1998) where I was promoting my novel Rhapsody on the Island of Susak for Croatian emigrants and the American public. During prayer I saw a tall man, with a distinct black hat. Very soon after the mass I had the honor of meeting him. This man is a Croatian American recording artist, composer, performer, producer and peace activist. The author of the article is Zdravko Basarić, Croatian writer, on the photo.

Grgich Hills Estate celebrates the 35th anniversary of The Great Chicago Chardonnay Showdown

In 1980 “The Great Chicago Showdown” brought together 221 of the best Chardonnays from around the world. Chardonnays from France, California, New York and even Bulgaria were collected for a historic first, the largest blind tasting of that time of one single varietal. The first vintage that American Croatian Miljenko “Mike” Grgich (left) crafted at Grgich Hills, his 1977 Chardonnay, emerged triumphant with a first place ribbon and the Chicago Tribune called it “The best Chardonnay in the world”!

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Vote for Robert Herjavec 855 234 5609 on Dancing With The Stars

Fritzie Zivic boxing welterweight champ invited by famous inventor Nikola Tesla to lunch in New York
Fritzie Zivic never asked why. He never asked if his opponent hit hard, if his opponent deserved the shot, if the opponent would be tough. He just said “yes” and signed the contract. Perhaps this fearlessness is the reason why Zivic may have fought a better array of boxers than any fighter in history. 23,190 people filled the Madison Square Garden in New York to the rafters when Armstrong met Zivic again on January 17, 1941. This remains the all-time highest Garden record for attendance! After this match, great inventor Nikola Tesla invited his compatriot and his four brothers to celebrate this win in his hotel. See Tesla and Zivic on the photo.

Max Emanuel Cencic Croatian countertenor singing from Versailes and St Petersburg to Budapest and Vienna
We are pleased to announce, that performances of our successful production of Siroe (the opera by Johann Adolf Hasse), directed by Max Emanuel Cencic, will be resumed on April 18th 2015 in semi-staged version at Budapest’s Vigszinhaz. Following this, there will be a performance in concert version in Theater an der Wien, Vienna, on April 21st. The high carat cast will be the same as in Versailles, consisting of  Max Emanuel Cencic in title role.

Help Portal Dobrote feed schoolchildren in Croatia
The indiegogo campaign 'No Child Left Hungry & No Person Left Powerless' for hungry Croatian school children created by Tajci, has successfully closed. The campaign was created by Tajci after the women behind Portal Dobrote reached out to her for help to raise money for hungry children and to help bring greater awareness to the issue. The results of the campaigns are amazing but unfortunately, there are still some children on the waiting list, and Portal Dobrote are a few thousand Kuna short of helping two other schools who requested help for remainder of this school year - 2014/2015. If you are in Croatia, or can easily donate to a Croatian bank account, please consider donating directly to Portal dobrote's Croatian bank account.

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