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Marin Čilić wins the US Open in New York!
On September 8, 2013 Marin Čilić became the winner of the US Open in New York at Arthur Ashe Stadium by defeating Kei Nishikori, the man who had defeated the number one tennis player in the world. Two days earlier, Marin took down Roger Federer 6:3 6:4 6:4 while Nishikori outplayed Djokovic 6-4 1-6 7-6(4) 6-3 and so the match of the new Titans was set to different music than most people expected  for the game on Monday.

More about Marin Cilic winner of the 2014 US OPEN tennis competition and of the Gram Slam title

In this article we provide several video recordings and interviews, describing the latest success of Marin Čilić at the US OPEN 2014. It is surprising to see a young Croatian giant (197 cm) being so dominant in his games. He likes to work with children. His birthplace is Međugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has been visited by millions of pilgrims from all over the world during the past 30 years. Marin is living in Croatia's capital Zagreb.

Epidaurus Festival in Cavat directed by Ivana Marija Vidovic offering a rich program September 8-14, 2014
Participants of the Epidaurus Festival: Marking 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss Jordi Vázquez, tenor,  Cláudio Suzin Rodríguez, piano (Spain); Ave Maria for Cavtat, by Oliver Lakota, trumpet, Germany, Alexander Frey, organ, USA; Tirana Virtuosi, Lorenc Radovani, violin, Ramazan Peku, violin, Gezim Belegu, cello, Arben Basha, double bass, Fatos Qerimaj, clarientte, Robert Radoja, piano; Evenings of Tino Pattiera,  etc. Program compiled by Ivana Marija Vidović, Artistic director of the Epidaurus festival, on the photo.

Ante Glibota interview for Art Investor journal in Munich Germany conducted by Judith Eilers in 2014
Mr Ante Glibota, distinguished Croatian expert in art history completed a rare bibliophilic book (83 x 63cm.) in June 2014 with Otto Piene’s lithographs and Fernando Arrabal’s poems and his introductive essay, which gave him a lot of pleasure. Another important monograph on 450 pages, aboutChinese artist Li Zhuo, who is one of the most talented artists among the younger Chinese generation, and that will be completed in November 2014, and followed by an exhibition tour in the same European museums. Another important book in preparation deals with Chicago architect Lucian Lagrange, who he follows closely since 1981. It is important to note his preparative work on Swiss multimedia artist Franziska Megert. Etc. etc.

Festival Kvarner in Opatija celebrating five years of existence with attractive concert program for 2014
Mahler was here, Puccini visited it, Lehar and Kalman were regular guests. We are talking about the unique Opatija - a place, where, probably, the most beautiful (concert) venues of the entire Adriatic coast are situated. What brought us to found the Festival Kvarner? To anticipate: Only a re-foundation to revive Opatija's 100 year old tradition as a Gesamtkunstwerk has been done!  Program for 2014 includes pieces by J. Haydn, R. Strauss, Irish folk music, etc.

Everything Is Forever makes its New York premiere at the Jacob Burns Film Center Wed. August 27, 2014!
Everything Is Forever makes its New York premiere at the Jacob Burns Film Center, this Wednesday August 27, 2014! Screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Victor Zimet and Stephanie Silber as well as many people from the film will be attending. After the screening there will be a question and answer session with Nenad and Vic hosted by Andrew Jupin. Everything Is Forever won a special jury prize at the 5th annual Starigrad Paklenica Film Festival on 7th August 2014!

Ivana Vidović the first Croatian pianist to perform in the Sao Paulo Concert Hall in Brazil in August 2014
In front of over two thousand people who filled the Sao Paulo Concert Hall, Ivana Vidović had the honor to became the first Croatian pianist to perform in Brazil. With the support of the Symphony Orchestra of the University of Sao Paulo - one of the best symphony orchestras in Latin America - under the baton of maestro Luis Fernando Malheiro, Ivana Vidović played the Piano Concerto in C-sharp Minor, Op.30 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in honor of his 170th anniversary. This musical piece, composed in tribute to Franz Liszt, is rarely played, making the event even more special.

Tomislav Bralić & Klapa Intrade USA and Canada 2014 Tour

Over the decades certainly became one of the most popular Croatian music groups. From the one of the most awarded a cappella groups in 90’s, to “mega stars” delivering breathtaking performances in sold-out arenas and stadiums! Their international performances include multiple visits to: USA, Australia, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Germany, Ukraine, Bosnia, and Italy. During their second visit to the USA & Canada, they will showcase their unique talent that stays true to the core of Croatian culture and heritage.

TORONTO CROATIA Great Croatian Story... documentary by Hrvoje Hitrec, Jakov Sedlar and Josip Pavicic
The Documentary film "Toronto Croatia - Great Croatian Story...", from Screenwriter Hrvoje Hitrec, Director Jakov Sedlar and Producer Josip Pavicic captures and for the first time presents the great and unrepeatable Historical documentation.  All important witnesses of these Historical accomplishments of Eusebio, Grnja, Bradvic, Bilic, Kenfelja, Ante Pavlovic, Simunic, Suker, Niko Kovac as well as Robert Iarusci, Bruce Thomas and Ante Pavelic testify to this unified and unique team. In 1976 Toronto Croatia won the Continental Championship with as many as 20 consecutive wins and became the champion of the North American League.

Dubrovnik Restaurant to celebrate first anniversary on August 28, 2014

Dubrovnik Restaurant located in New Rochelle, New York will celebrate its first anniversary on August 28, 2014. Dubrovnik serves Croatian dishes and gets its name from owner Zeljko “Jerry” Tomic’s hometown. The first annual celebration will have limited seats and will be by reservation only. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Ana Simic Croatian high jumper winner of bronze medal at European Championships in Zurich 2014

Ana Šimić won bronze medal for Croatia at the European Athletic Championship in Zurich, with her personal best result of 199 cm. Earliear in 2014 she was the winner of the prestigious Diamond League in high jumping for women, organized in Shanghai. Ana is an excellent follower of great Blanka Vlašić. She was born in Gradačac in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1990.

Sandra Perkovic Croatian gold medal winner in discus throw at European Championships in Zurich in 2014
Sandra Perković won the title of European champion in discus throwing in Zurich, Switzerland, in 2014. It is her THIRD consecutive title, and this fact is unique for this sport. Her winning throw was more than 71 meters. Three of her other attempts at the competition would also suffice for the gold medal. The winner of the silver medal representing France had more than 5m weaker result, which shows the dominance of Sandra Perković in this sport. This is one of the greatest achievements in the history of Croatian sports. Sandra is also the current Olympic Champion nad World Champion in discus throwing.

Martin Markovic junior world champion in discus throwin for 2014 at Hayward Field in Eugene USA
Martin Markovic became the second Croatian male athlete to win a world junior title and the first one in 12 years with a world-junior-leading 66.94m in the discus final at Hayward Field. It was his first  global medal after four appearances in World Youth and World Junior Championships finals. Markovic’s gold was Croatia’s second medal in Eugene after Sara Kolak took the silver in the javelin.

Royals by Lorde and the global echo of the most popular song for 2013
Lorde is a very young singer from New Zealand, who won the Grammy Award as the best singer for 2013. Her connection with Croatia is her mother, who is Croatian, while her father is Irish. Her most popular song, Royals, has acquired amazing reception throughout the world. It suffices to see and listen to dozens of other singers and numerous choirs, who sing it and bring to it something new. We provide just a small overview of numerous very witty and entertaining interpretations.

Ivan Saric of Croatia winning at World Chess Olympiad against Magnus Carlsen the current world champion
In the 10th round of the Chess Olympiad in Tromsoe, World Champion Magnus Carlsen lost to Croatia's Ivan Šarić, and Norway's team A lost to Croatia 0.5-3.5. It is interesting that it the 2014 World Chess Olympiad is world’s 4th largest sporting event, and Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg opened proceedings and made the first move for Norway’s world chess champion Magnus Carlsen, which he then lost with Ivan Šarić. Ivan Šarić is a former Junior World Chess Champion and Junior European Chess Champion.

Otto Piene 1928-2014 in light of poetry and gesture described by Ante Glibota Croatian historian of art
Otto Piene is distinguished German artist, a leading figure of European post-war avant-garde. In 1974, he was appointed as director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies, USA, and stayed on this position during 25 years. Croatian historian of Art and Architecture Mr. Ante Glibota is the author of two extensive monographs about Otto Piene. We provide the text of his Introduction to joint monograph with Otto Piene and Fernando Abral. Mr. Glibota had an exception honor to open, jointly with Mr. Otto Piene, two grand exhibitions in Berlin, one in Neue National Galerie and another one in Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, in 16th July 2014.

Yin Yang fantastic Chinese painter exhibited in 2014 in Croatia due to indefatigable Ante Glibota
  Due to the efforts of indefatigable Mr. Ante Glibota, Croatian artistic critic and director of galleries in Paris in Shanghai, Croatia had a rare opportunity to be acquainted with some of the finest contemporary Chinese artists. Two exhibitions were organized in 2014, one in the city of Pula, and another one in the city of Rijeka. Here we concentrate on works of art Yin Yang, with his artistic (as well as social and philosophical) theme of coal miners. It is in a sense autobiographica exhibition, since Yin Yang worked as a coal miner during about two decades. After Croatia, the exhibition will be shown in Belgium and France. Mr Ante Glibota is a leading international authority for contemporary Chinese art.

Operation "Storm" 1995 prevented new genocide in BiH and liberated occupied parts of Croatia
Congratulations on the occasion of Victory Day and the Day of Croatian Defenders on 5th August to citizens of Croatia and all Croatians in the world.  The old Fortress of Croatian King Zvonimir (from 11th century) under the Croatian flag, in liberated town of Knin, just a few days after the start of the operation "Storm" in 1995, has been visited by dr. Franjo Tuđman, the then president of the Republic of Croatia, together with Gojko Šušak, Minister of Defense (both on the photo), general Ante Gotovina and others. The town of Knin has been liberated after five years of occupation.

Drazen Prelec distinguished Croatian expert for Neuroeconomics and professor at MIT, USA
Professor Drazen Prelec, born in Croatia's capital Zagreb in 1955, completed his studies of Applied Mathematics at Harvard University in 1978, and earned Ph.D in 1983 in Experimental Psychology. He is one of the leading experts in Neuroeconomics, where pscychology and neuroscience intersect. Professor Prelec investigates both the development of normative decision theory and the exploration of the empirical failures of that theory. He is professor at MIT, holding three appointments: at the Department of Economics, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and at the Sloan School of Management.

Malka Marom from Israel and Joso Spralja from Croatia singing sensation from 1960s
In 1963, Malka Marom and Joso Špralja formed the singing duo Malka & Joso. For the next four and half years, they sang folk songs of many lands in fourteen languages - well above ground: in Yorkville’s coffee houses, college campuses, supper clubs, radio and TV and Capitol recordings. In their repertoire they had Israeli and and Croatian songs as well. Malka & Joso have recorded four albums. Malka & Joso Forever, a CD retrospective of their songs was released by EMI in 2001 to rave reviews.

Mladen Bestvina Croatian mathematician delivered a lecture at the Institut Henri Poincare in Paris
Professor Mladen Bestvina is distinguished Croatian mathematician working at the University of Utah in the USA. Trained in mathematical sciences at the University of Zagreb, he is a corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. In 2014 he had the honor to deliver the invited lecture at the Insitut Henry Poincare in Paris, one of the most prestigious mathematical institutions in the world. The title of his talk was "On the asymptotic dimension of a curve complex". On the photo Professor Bestvina with his wife Mrs. Cynthia.

Croatian choirs Kastavke and Jane won gold medals at the World Choir Games in Riga Latvia 2014
Croatia successfully participated at the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, winning two gold medals (Kastavke on the photo, Jane, Mir) in various categories: two silver medals and one bronze (Čarobna frula), as well as two gold diplomas (Mir). This competition is the largest choir competition in the world, organized in 29 categories, in which 460 choirs participated with about 27000 singers from 73 countries representing all five continents.

Michel Iellatchitch from France descendant of the Russian branch of noble Croatian family of Jelacic
Mr. Michel Iellatchitch, citizen of France living in the province of Alsace, visited the city of Zagreb from April 25th till 28th with his two sons Victor and François. While walking through the Zrinjevac park, a local guide, describing them important Croatian historical persons, asked them if they are familiar with the name of Jelačić. They answered: "Yes, we are Jelačić's!" Mr. Michel Ielatchitch is a descendant of the so called Russian branch of this noble Croatian family, about the history of which he has written a very nice historical survey in the French language, available via Internet.

Participants of the Croatian World Games in the Zagreb Cathedral and at Jelacic Square 2014
About 750 young Croatians from 25 countries, accompanied by their relatives and friends, attended the solemn Holy Mass at the Zagreb Cathedral, delivered by Bishop Mijo Gorski. It was an unusual and exceptionally pleasant scenery, with so many enthusiastic young people in their colorful costumes, decorated with various insignia representing Croatia and the countries of their residence. After Mass a cultural program ensued with the official opening of the Third Croatian World Games. The aim of these Games is to connect Croatian people by means of sports. The event was started by the Croatian World Congress and is supported by Croatian institutions.

Adriatica Croatian Village in Mckinney, Texas USA, founded by Jeffory D. Blackard
Not a big chest-pounder, Mr. Jeff Blackard is largely under the radar locally. He’s probably best known for developing Adriatica in McKinney, whose centerpiece is the bell tower. The $350 million, 45-acre mixed-use project on Virginia Parkway and Stonebridge Drive is modeled after Supetar, a small fishing village on the island of Brač off the coast of Croatia. Looking out from Blackard’s perch at Adriatica, with its cobblestone streets, island chapel, and Old World architecture, it’s easy to imagine that you’re in another place and time.

Croatia winner of the European Senior Taekwondo Championships 2014 held in Baku in Azerbaijan
Croatia, with the astonishing performance of twins Lucija (on the photo) and Ana Zaninović, became Champion of the European Senior Taekwondo Championships, obtaining six medals (3 Golds, 2 Silvers, and 1 Bronze). The first place has been won among 46 participating countries at the European Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Another great international succes: young Matea Jelić and Ivana Babić won gold medals at the 2014 Junior World Taekwondo Championships in Taiwan.

TARARA singing and dance connecting Maori people in New Zealand with Croatians
We invite you to enjoy the magnificent Samoan capella performances and indigenous chants combined with Croatian harmony blockbusters: Vilo moja (My Fairy), Ju te san se zajubio (I Fell In Love With You), Samo moru virujen (I Believe To The See Only), and other. Breathless feeling goes further with Maori who are, within their customs, songs and dances presentation surprising everyone with Maori version of the song "Vilo moja." Maori and Croatian all get on very well. They have a similar way of looking at life and relationships. Tarara is a mixture of Maori people and Croatians in New Zelaland.

Croatian World Games Zagreb 21-26 July 2014
About 750 Croats from 25 countries on 5 continents will participate in the Croatian World Games, 21-26 July, 2014 in Croaia's Zagreb. These are the third Croatian World Games. The previous ones took place in 2006 and 2010 in the city of Zadar and more than 800 competitors participated from 40 countries around the world. In addition to participants from outside the fatherland, participants from Croatia and from Bosnia and Herzegovina will also participate in the Games. The organizer of this important project is the Croatian World Congress and Games are held under the auspices of the President of Croatia. The event starts on 21st July, 19:30, in the Zagreb Cathedral.

International Folklore Festival in Zagreb 2014 dedicated to the region of Medjimurje in Croatian north
The 48th International Folklore Festival in Zagreb, 16-20 July 2014, is dedicated to the folklore and heritage of Međimurje, the northernmost part of Croatia. Participants of the Festival also include folklore groups from other parts of Croatia, as well as groups coming from distant foreign countries. Stage performances will be complemented by exhibitions, dance and music workshops, as well as traditional church music and world music concerts.

Pag Lace is a miracle of Croatian folk art on the island of Pag
  A systematic teaching of preparing the Pag lace on the island of Pag near the city of Zadar started in 1906 (cancelled in 1948 and renewed in 1994). But it is known that already in the 15th century the Pag lace has been prepared within the benedictine convent of St Margarita on the island of Pag. Hundreds of hours of patient work, without any mistake, are needed to produce a high quality lace. In the town of Pag there is a Gallery of Pag Lace (Galerija paške čipke), which we warmly recommend you to see it. On the photo dating from 1916, is a little Pag lacemaker.

Ane Strazicic Rodriguez: Traditional Croatian Cuisine From the Region of Dubrovnik
Ane was born on the Croatian island of Mljet, where she grew up in a fisherman’s family, which instilled in her a love for cooking. After moving to the United States in the late 1980’s, she married a professional chef from Puerto Rico, Luis Rodriguez, and had two children, Alberto and Michelle, who loved their Mom’s cooking and inspired her to compile the recipes from her native region in a cookbook. Story by Susanne Metz.

Mark Begich US senator presented with the Croatian American Bar Association’s 2013 Vinodol Code Award
At the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on May 20, 2014, the Croatian American Bar Association presented the 2013 Vinodol Code Award to U.S. Senator Mark Begich, in recognition of his distinguished public service career and vigilant attention to international matters affecting the worldwide Croatian community, as specifically exemplified by his insight on matters affecting economic and political progress in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and for his introduction of Senate Resolution 131 on May 8, 2013 in the Senate.

Canada Day celebration in Zagreb features Emmanuel Vukovich a distinguished violinist with Croatian roots
Emmanuel Vukovich, distinguished Candian violinist of younger generation, has Croatian roots: one of his grandfathers is from the town of Brinje in the region of Lika. Mr. Vukovich and his colleague pianist Hyun-Ho Choi had the honor to have a concert at the Hrvatski Glazbeni Zavod in Zagreb, on the occasion of the Canada Day, in the presence of Her Excellency Mrs. Louise LaRocque, Canadian ambassador to Croatia, and about 300 invited persons. He is the recipient of McGill University’s first Schulich Golden Violin Award, The Canada Council for the Arts Orford String Quartet Scholarship, etc.

Ana Lenard of Croatia is European karate champion for 2014 in Finland
Ana Lenard is the gold medalist at the 49th European Karate Championships, in the category under 61kg. The competition was organized in Finland in Tampere. Ana Lenard is from the town of Samobor near Zagreb, a well known and very beautiful resort, in the area which is a paradise for mountaineering recreation. Another Croatian representative, Ivona Tubić, has been decorated at the same competition in Finland by the bronze medal in the category under 68 kg. This is a big success of Croatian sports.

West Village Chorale from New York City's Greenwich Village touring Croatia 4-10th July 2014
Since 1971, the West Village Chorale, based in New York City's Greenwich Village, has performed an eclectic repertoire that celebrates the classics and gives voice to new directions in choral music. In a wireless age of downloads, playlists and podcasts, they bring chorus and audience together in the spirit of community to experience the joy of live choral music. This tour allows the chorus to explore the beauty and culture of Croatia and its people, joining forces with Croatian musicians and transcending language barriers to create beautiful music together. Concerts: on 4th July 2014 in Dubrovnik, on 7th July in Split and on 10th July in Pula.

Epidaurus Festival in Cavatat Croatia hosts children's artistic troup from Kaliningrad Russia 4th July 2014
Ivana Marija Vidović, artistic director of Epidaurus Festival: My wish is that every sound produced at Epidaurus Festival would merge with Cavtat's magical hug, and that every word, every verse, whether sung or spoken, would, for centuries to come, continue to echo throughout its old streets, the very same ones that - within and of themselves  - had been a stage for centuries already. BREVIS Ensemble from Kaliningrad, composed of children, will have a concert at the Epidaurus Festival on 4th July 2014, at 9 pm, marking the birth of distinguished Croatian painter Vlaho Bukovac.

Ljiljana Coklin teaches writing at the University of California Santa Barbara

In the midst of the Croatian War of Independence, Ljiljana Coklin, today a lecturer in the Writing Department at UC Santa Barbara, was just a college student trying to complete her degree and escape chaos. Academically focused and driven, she finished her undergraduate education, and found immediate refuge in Canada. Today, she calls Santa Barbara her home. Her winding path to Santa Barbara brings up numerous unanswered questions of how she found her way here and where she’s headed. In her distinct Croatian accent, she opens up to answer these questions and tell her story.

My Little Piece of Land attractive brochure about Croatian farmers published by Suske consulting in Germany
  The project "My Little Piece of Land", initiated by Suske consulting, Germany, focuses on visual and written portrays of 14 farmers from protected areas in Croatia and their favourite places in the landscape. The "favorite places" will be presented with a traveling exhibition in public buildings nationwide. This accompanying brochure offers more information about the farmers using original quotations regarding their approach towards farming, relation to the landscape, every day work, farming traditions, the beautiful and the difficult side of being a farmer in Croatia and more. On the photo Marija Martinko, a member of the project team.

1135 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!

Gavran's premiere of "All About Women" in Paris and hundredth performance of "Creon's Antigone" in Avignon
Miro Gavran will have the premiere of his drama "All About Women" in Paris on July 6th. The premiere will happen in LA FUNAMBLE THEATRE MONTMARTRE in the production of  "Compagnie du soir", and the show will play every day until July 29th. As luck would have it, on that same July 6th at the Theater Festival in Avignon, the formal 100th performance of Gavran's drama "Creon's Antigone" is to be performed by the ROSEAU Theater, which will then in Avignon be played 20 times in a row for the duration of the festival.

2 Billion People Will Watch Croatian Boys Playing Brazil in few Hours

In few hours 2 billion people will watch Croatian boys play soccer in the opening match of the World Cup. Za par sati 2 milijarde ljudi ce gledati nase momke kako igraju nogomet u prvom susretu Svjetskog Kupa u Brazilu 2014. Exciting. Uzbudljivo. Sport unite us. Croatian National Team consist of 100% of Croatian Diaspora. Hrvatski Nogometni Tim = 100% Hrvatski Iseljenici. Gdje je ministarstvo?

Joso's Croatian Seafood Restaurant in Toronto in Stephen Holt's interview with Leo Spralia
Stephen Holt interviews Leo Spralia at Joso's, one of Toronto's top Seafood restaurants, during the Toronto International Film Festival as broadcast on the Stephen Holt Show. Sept.'02. The restaurant serves food prepared in Dalmatian way from Croatian coast. Owned and operated by Leo and Shirley Špralja and founded by Joso Špralja in the 1960′s, Joso’s restaurant has achieved continuous success of over 36 years in business and is considered a landmark of the Toronto hospitality scene. It has been visited by numerous celebrities, like Mike Jagger, Paul Newman, Jose Feliciano etc.

Nikola Tesla Electric Vehicles Rally Croatia 2014 directed by Igor Kolovrat
Nikola Tesla Electric Vehicles Rally Croatia 2014 was the first international electric vehicle rally in Croatia. It was held from May 27 till May 31 2014, covering approximately 150 -200 km per day and accompanied by entertainment programs. Croatian engineers have designed and produced a considerable number of electric car models (for example, Rimac, Dok-ing) which were be showcased during the event. The director of the EV Rally in Croatia is Igor Kolovrat.

Choir of Matrix Croatica for the region of Ruhr in Germany singing Ave regina caelorum by Dufay
The Choir of Matrix Croatica for the region of Ruhr in Germany has been founded in 2006 by Professor Krešimir Veselić, distinguished Croatian mathematician. We can listen to the beautiful interpretation of Ave regina caelorum by Guillaume Dufay, a famous composer from the 15th century. The choir is also called the Mixed Choir of Croatian Catholic Mission in Dortmund in Germany, since both institutions support its activity. Professor Veselić is singing with Magdalena Mlikotić and Meri Mlikotić.

Croatia - Brazil opening the 2014 FIFA World Cup 12th June
  Croatian soccer players Luka Modrić on the photo and Mario Mandžukić are today among the best in the world. It is expected that Croatia will achieve a good result at the competition. The best result till now has been achieved during the 1998 FIFA World Cup, when Croatia won the third place. The best Croatian football player then was Davor Šuker, worldwide known representative of Croatian team.

Memorial plaque to three Croatians from the 17th century in the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem
On March, 29 2014 the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem was filled with pilgrims from Croatia. The reason for this great gathering was the ceremony of putting up a memorial plaque to the Croatians, brothers Pavao, Antun and Jakov in this biblical place on the slopes of the Mount of Olives where Jesus prayed the night before his crucifixion. In 1681 these knights of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem bought the Garden of Gethsemane and donated it to the Custody of the Holy Land. On the photo Cardinal Vinko Puljić, the Sarajevo Archbishop, who unveiled the memorial plaque.

The Baron family's Croatian tamburitza band in the USA in 1930s
By age 12, the Baron kids were proficient on traditional Croatian tamburitza instruments such as the prim, tambura and bas-prim, and were put to work playing at weddings, apartments or wherever my great-grandfather could hire them out (places where shots of whiskey apparently flowed during breaks). Their parents are from Zagreb, Croatia, who carved out a life in Braddock, in a rented flat near Pittsburgh's burgeoning steel mills.

Tomislav Sunic former Croatian diplomat author of the monograph Chronique des Temps Modernes in 2014
One is surprised when Tomislav Sunić, a political theorist and former Croatian diplomat, states that Europeans have as much to learn from Americans as Americans, from Europeans. The reason is that far too many European nationalists still define themselves through a hostility and antagonism towards neighboring Europeans. As Sunic argues, in light of our current geopolitical situation, European nationalists cannot afford the luxury of dwelling on historical grievances, no matter how real they might be.

Ljubo Krasic director of Croatian Ethnic Institute in Chicago, USA
The Franciscans established the Croatian Ethnic Institute in 1975, with headquarters in Chicago, for the purpose of preserving and promoting the Croatian heritage in the United States and Canada. This foundation was established with one far-sighted goal, namely, that all which is valuable and in any way related to the Croatians could be found in one place and used for various kinds of research. An additional goal of the Institute was to promote Croatian history, culture, literature, and heritage. The current director of the Croatian Ethnic Institute is fra Ljubo Krasić.

Diljem Hrvatske prikuplja se pomoć stradalima od poplava
Caritas Zagrebačke nadbiskupije poziva ljude dobre volje na solidarnost i djelotvornu ljubav prema stradalima u poplavama. Svi koji žele pomoći mogu to učiniti na dva načina: uplatom na račun Caritasa Zagrebačke nadbiskupije: IBAN HR1823600001101340277, poziv na broj 05400; donacijom hrane koja može duže stajati, vode, odjeće i higijenskih potrepština, koje su sada najpotrebnije. Donacije je moguće predati sljedećih dana od 8 do 18 sati na ovim adresama: Gajnice (Crnojezerska 20), Trešnjevka (Selska cesta 165), Dubrava (Avenija Dubrava 220) i Rakitje (Ribička 4).

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