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Support Ann Marie Boskovich For The Next American Idol
 Support Croatian talent. Vote for Ann Marie tonight! We begin an exciting week as Ann Marie was picked to sing in the first group set to perform on Tuesday, February 17th. 2009. If you have the privilege of knowing Ann Marie, you were a fan long before her involvement with American Idol simply because she is just one of those special people with an amazing heart. This is a grass root support.

Croatians in Romania celebrate 500 years of their roots
Croatian community in Romania is not large, but is stable with well-preserved traditions and language. It is estimated that the number of Croats in Romania number around 14,000, but likely the number is higher. They are a part of one of the oldest communities in the Croatian diaspora. They have lived there over 500 years.

World`s Longest Sausage Made In Vinkovci Croatia
On Saturday February 14, 2009 Croatians in Vinkovci cooked up what they claim to be the world's largest sausage, measuring 530 metres or 1,738 feet. Organisers said the sausage was the world's largest and could feed as many as 3,000 people, but adding it was merely "training" for next year when they plan to produce a sausage measuring 1,000 metres. For Valentine. No comments.

ChessQuire is a new game created by Zarko Svatovic
 ChessQuire is an expanded Chess Game played on ten by ten, 100 squares board, instead of classic 64 squares. The new game introduces one new type of chess piece named “Esquire”: four of them in total; two Esquire on each side of the board, belonging to the two opposing sets of pieces. There are also extra four pawns on the board, two on each side. Invented by Zarko Svatovic.

Croatia Coming Soon at Jimmy Choo
 These 35mm wedge sandals have an embroidered decorative pannel and  are pefect for laid back summer chic.

Robert Belinic to play guitar at the University of Chicago March 10 2009
Robert Belinić, acclaimed Croatian guitarist, will have a concert at the Khorsabad Court of the Oriental Insitute at the University of Chicago, Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 pm. He was the sole winner of the 2001 Young Concert Artists European Auditions in Leipzig, Germany, and in 2002 was the first guitarist ever to win a place on the Young Concert Artists roster in New York.

Miro Sinovčić innovative Croatian artist in the USA
In 1985 Miro Sinovčić emigrated from his native Croatia to the United States, where he became one of the most-sought after artists in publishing, advertising and motion pictures. His art has appeared on more than a thousand book covers, and his innovative techniques helped transform the traditional look of book illustrations into more modern treatments of color and atmosphere.

Kimono Croatia worn in honour of Croatian ambassador Stambuk's birthday
The winning silk kimono named Croatia has been made in Tokamachi in the memory of the Croatian national football team's presence during the World Cup 2002 in Japan. The Mayor's daughter has worn it for the Croatian ambassador's birthday.

International conference dedicated to the memory of Branko Fucic
Branko Fučić (1920-1999) is a distinguished historian of Croatian art and investigator of Croatian Glagolitic monuments. His work is especially important for Istrian peninsula. A three day international conference was superbly organized in Malinska on the island of Krk dedicated to the study of his life and work. More than 70 scientists have participated from seven countries: Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, and Bulgaria.

Paul Bucha Leading Candidate for the Secretary of the Army in Obama-Biden team
Paul Bucha is of Croatian descent; his paternal grandfather immigrated to the United States from the Croatian town of Našice. Bucha attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. Earned an MBA at Stanford University before his military career at Fort Campbell. Recipient of a Medal of Honor, he was very instrumental in Admiral J. Robert Lunney's successful effort to present Peter Tomich's Medal of Honor to the next of kin.

Caridad Svich is a playwright-songwriter-translator-editor with Croatian roots

Caridad Svich is a playwright-songwriter-translator-editor of Cuban-Argentine-Spanish and Croatian descent. Her works have been staged across the US and abroad at venues as diverse as Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, INTAR, The Women’s Project, 7 Stages, Cleveland Public Theatre, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, Dad’s Garage and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Listen to a famous Croatian song O MARIJANA in Japanese
A famous Croatian tune O MARIJANA composed by Vlaho Paljetak from Dubrovnik, Croatia, is now available via Internet, sung by Seiji Tanaka in Japanese and Croatian. The song was recorded in Japan already in 1976. It is extremely popular in Croatia.

GAVRANFEST 2009 in Trnava Slovakia February 23 - 27, 2009
Since 2003, the Jan Palarik Theatre from Trnava, Slovakia has organised a theatre festival that is unique in Europe, at which only the dramas and comedies of the Croatian author, Miro Gavran, are performed. This year's GAVRANFEST is the fourth to be organised and it will be held between February 23 and 27, with theatres from five countries taking part:  Slovakia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Croatia.

Dietrich Mateschitz another Croatian billionaire
Another day another Croatian billionaire. Dietrich Mateschitz (born May 20, 1944 in Sankt Marein im Mürztal, Styria) is an Austrian businessman and billionaire. He is of Croatian heritage. Lives in Salzburg, but also owns Laucala Island, off Fiji. Brilliant in marketing and business, he holds 49 percent of shares in the energy drink producer Red Bull.

Bruno Krajcar dedicated himself to the study of Istria's ethnic heritage
Bruno Krajcar is academic musician, composer, singer, journalist and  editor. Krajcar plays various instruments and has been composing since he was ten, now being the author of many compositions. He represented Croatia at the 25th EBU International Folk Festival. Moreover, he has dedicated himself to the study of Istria's ethnic heritage.

Damir Simic featured in Premier Guitar Magazine
As musicians, many of us are lucky to be surrounded by our peers and influences. Imagine, if you will, the horror of growing up in a place where you have to not only leave the city or state, but cross international lines in order to get new music. Damir Simic Shime grew up in Croatia before moving to America at the young age of 22.

Davor Pavuna, Croatian Physicist in Obama’s Science Team chosen by Steven Chu
 Steven Chu, Nobel Prize winner and Obama’s energy minister, has named Croatian physicist prof. dr. Davor Pavuna as one of the reviewers of projects at the U.S. Department of Energy. Reviewing projects for the DOE will be an enormous challenge because it will focus on avant-garde research that, among other things, includes new materials, high-temperature superconductivity, so-called green energy and green technologies.

Croatia winning silver on Feb 1, 2009 in Handball World Championship
 Croatia - Poland 29:23. Outstanding right wing Ivan Cupic, who scored 12 goals, as well as 19 saves by keeper Mirko Allilovic paved Croatia's way to the final of their dreams where they met France. France has defeated host Croatia in the final of this year World Handball championship in a thrilling match that saw both sides tied for most of the match.

In Memoriam: Paul Unger, a great friend of Croatia
Paul A. Unger's small idea to help his beloved wife's Croatian homeland acquire a better understanding of democracy kept getting bigger until it became a truss on the bridge of people linking Cleveland with the world. Unger died Friday at the age of 94.

Nenad goes to Washington to witness history. Obama - Biden.
Cold day, with warm hearts. January 20th, 2009. In the first seven days, more good is done then in the last seven years. Transparency in the government addressed. Guantanamo. New emissions standards for automobiles. Environmental promises in progress. Reach out to the other side of the world. Creative ambition. Very impressive start. I've never seen anything like this before. Let's hope and let's participate.

Zumberak a hidden Croatian treasure
 Žumberak is a Croatian region south-west of Zagreb. It is a favorite place for mountaineers, those wishing to learn about rare plants and interesting archaeological sites, or about Croatian churches of Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic rites built side by side like in Sošice. Remote villages and their hospitable inhabitants still preserve their old habits. On the photo Miroslav Peris from Sošice in Žumberak, Croatian pilot and Hero.

Croatia 32 - Spain 22 at World Handball Championship Croatia 2009
Croatia convincingly defeated handball superpower Spain 32:22. The match was also a revenge of Croatian handball team for the defeat they suffered from Spain in the match for the third place at the Olympics in Beijing. In a great atmosphere of Spaladium Arena Croatian players showed determination from the very beginning. Ivano Balić on the photo, one of the best players of today, playing for Croatia in his native city of Split.

Filip Dević Croatian Folklore Ensemble from Split
Folklore ensemble "Filip Dević" was founded in 1950. Since then more than 8,000 of its members have participated in preserving Croatian national heritage by bringing back to life old customs, songs and dances. In 1970 it came home with gold medal for folk dancing from Middlesbrough, England where an International Festival was held.

Wooden Baroque Church from 1642 near Zagreb
The Church of St. Barbara in Zagreb is the most important example of folk wooden sacral architecture of the Baroque period in Croatia. It was built of oak timber in 1642. It is very near the Zagreb airport.

Croatia opens 2009 World Handball Championship with a thrilling win
Igor Vori (left) was named player of the game in Croatia's opening match against Korea to kick off the 2009 Men's World Handball Championship being hosted by Croatia. It will be held from January 16 - February 1 at various venues in Croatia.

Boris Miksic considering run at Croatian presidency
Boris Miksic has amassed millions from his White Bear Township business Cortec Corp. Now, he said all he wants to do is give back to his country of Croatia - as its president. If he runs for the office in 2009, it won't be the first time.

Dr. Mladen Vranić in the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
In a world where diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, Dr. Mladen Vranić is colossal. He is recognized as a global leader in diabetes research. In 2009 he will join the group of outstanding individuals recognized by the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

Dennis Kucinich Receives the 2008 Vinodol Code Award
The Croatian American Bar Association (CABA) is pleased to announce that Dennis J. Kucinich (left) is the recipient of this year's CABA Vinodol Code Award for his outstanding contribution to the law as a tireless advocate for workers' rights, civil rights and human rights.

CROWN BUSINESS Profitable production of healthy food in Beli Manastir, Croatia

Croatia has a good strategic position and unpolluted soil, which enables the production of healthy food. An investor has secured the parcel of  2,250 sq.m. with necessary infrastructure in Business zone of the town of Beli Manastir. The investment project is commercial, oriented to domestic and outlandish market. We are inviting everyone interested in this investment. Nevenka Topić on the photo is one of them.

Erik Margan praised on EN-Genius Network. Why we break the protons?
You can't make an omelet without breaking the eggs. Likewise, you can't pretend to know a thing or two about Life, the Universe, and Everything, without breaking a few of its constituent parts. Like a child breaking his new toy, driven by a sheer desire to see what's inside, the physicists at CERN will break the protons to see what will show up.

Galesnjak - Croatian Isle of Love - on ABC and HRT TV becoming a world sensation
 Croatian Island of Love is becoming a world sensation. Hrvatski otok Galesnjak postaje svjetska senzacija.

Charles Bene French expert for Croatian Renaissance writer Marko Marulic
Dr. Charles Béné, a retired professor from the University of Grenoble, France, is a European authority on 16th century literature. He studied various aspects literary works of Marko Marulić, Croatian Renaissance writer, and his discourses were published in distinguished European magazines. He has also studied other Croatian writers of the Humanism and Renaissance movements.

Ivana Marija Vidovic Croatian pianist touring Pennsylvania, NC, January 14-21, 2008
Ivana Marija Vidović is Croatian pianist and poet, born and living in Dubrovnik. We are happy to announce her USA tour in Pennsylvania, North Carolina,  January 14-21, 2008. She is a young pianist with great natural instinct, a beautiful musicality, lovely desire to express herself artistically, with taste, poetry and extroversion. She is the founder and artistic director of the Epidaurus Festival, and involved in humanitarian work.

Goran Simic is the world's best neuropathologist in 2008
Prof. Dr. Goran Šimić from the University of Zagreb won the award for his discovery of the spinal muscular - atrophy mechanism and, due to that, has been acclaimed as the world's best neuropathologist in 2008. The "Kurt Jellinger Prize" is awarded by one of the world's leading magazines specialising in neuropathology, "Acta Neuropathologica."  Šimić is also the first Croatian scientist whose picture has appeared on the cover of the journal.

Croatia's Zeljko Rohatinski named best world banker in 2008

"The Banker" magazine, which is one of the publications of a group of the most influential European newspaper, "The Financial Times", bestowed on the governor of the Croatian National Bank, Zeljko Rohatinski (left), two awards for the past year - the best governor of Europe and the best central bank governor of the world in 2008.

Research concerning Croatian Professionals in Illinois and NW Indiana
Dr. Ante Cuvalo (left) is preparing a book on the history of Croatians in the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana. The book will include names of outstanding Croatians from this part of the country. If you want to help with the project, e-mail him a short CV and any other information that might be useful for the project.

Dr. Vinko Ribarić: Hawaiian captain John Dominis originates from the island of Rab
Captain John Dominis is the father of John Owen, the husband of the last Hawaiian queen Liliuokalani. Prof. Dr. Vinko Ribarić, on the photo, has issued a monograph in 2008 proving that both John Dominis and his son John Owen have their roots from the island of Rab in Croatia.

Croatian Cultural Club in Zagreb
The principal role of the Croatian Cultural Club in Zagreb is the advancement of Croatian culture at home and internationally. The Club provides incentives and works on implementation of various programmes related to creation of works of arts, organises lectures, recitals, exhibitions and conferences. The Club has been founded by Šime Šimatović on the photo.

Reflections on the final report of the Genocide Prevention Task Force
 “Preventing Genocide: A Blueprint for U.S. Policymakers” is an extremely important political and cultural event, not only for the American government but also for the countries and nations which have recently suffered tragic genocidal experiences (Rwanda and Bosnia) or are experiencing them right now (Darfur and Congo).

U Hrvatskom Saboru utemeljen Odbor za Hrvate izvan Republike Hrvatske
Sa zadovoljstvom vas obavješćujemo da je odnedavno u najvišem zakonodavnom i predstavničkom tijelu Hrvatske, Hrvatskom Saboru, utemeljen Odbor za Hrvate izvan Republike Hrvatske.  Kako biste se mogli bolje upoznati s radom odbora, u prilogu vam šaljemo podrobniji prikaz njegovog sastava, ovlasti i uloge.

Bevan Calvert Goes to the World Championship in Croatia January 2009
 The Australian Handball Federation has selected the members of the Men's Team which will compete in the World Championship to be held in Croatia in January 2009. CROWN’s friend, Bevan Calvert is one of these players. We saw Bevan in the game against Croatian handball team during the 2005 World Championship. Shower them with love Osijek.

Croatian Natural Heart found by Google Earth on Island Galesnjak near Zadar
On the coast of Croatia, is this gorgeous heart shaped island, lined on every side with golden sands. Honeymoon location anyone? Croatia has 1185 islands, and 66 among them inhabited.

CROWN Supports National Day of Service on Monday January 19, 2009
 Dear Fellow Croatian Americans: We have been asked from the Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009 Co-Chairs to invite groups and Croatian Americans to participate in a National Day of Service on Monday, January 19th which is a national holiday honoring Martin Luther King. The most popular community service events so far seem to be volunteering at food banks, senior centers, day care centers, homeless shelters and legal or medical clinics.

Croatian Language in the Gutenberg Galaxy with 500 titles in 23 languages
The Zagreb School of Slavic Studies organized an exhibition of around 500 titles of translation of Croatian fiction and assorted titles from the field of humanities in 23 languages. The exhibition was shown in Dubrovnik and Zagreb. On the photo is a detail from a pocket book "Croatian language" published in French by Assimil.

New Soccer star Argentinian Croat Dario Cvitanich nets hat trick for Ajax
Dario Cvitanich (left) secured his hat trick in the 3-0 win over Den Haag inside the first hour of play (6', 17', 55'). He has also scored 6 goals in the last 3 games for Ajax. Cvitanich was born in Argentina but is of Croatian origin.

CROWN Croatian World Network Newsletter,December 25, 2008
It is the end of the year. I thank you all for making CROWN and CROWN Constellation the most visible Croatian websites outside Croatia. Great news about individual achievements from Mirna Jukic, Ivica Kostelic and Stjepan Hauser to Martin Kotarski. Do not miss "If streets could talk" by dr. Slaven Letica. Slavonski Poduzetnik is magazine to read. Mark Begich, first Croatian American senator...we have a lot to celebrate.

Renata Pokupic acclaimed Croatian mezzo-sporano
Croatian mezzo-soprano Renata Pokupić is known internationally through her acclaimed performances of baroque, classical and other coloratura - mezzo repertoire as well as solo songs. She holds numerous awards among which are the International Circle of Friends and Patrons of Théâtre du Châtelet and the Orlando for the best performance at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival 2004 with the Purcell Quartet.

Merry Christmas Happy New Year 2009 Happy Holidays Blagoslovljen Božić
Merry Christmas Happy New Year 2009 Happy Holidays Blagoslovljen Božić Sretna Nova 2009 Happy Hanukkah Happy Kurban Bajram  Happy Kwanzaa. We wish to all of us THE WORLD PEACE more transparency in human behavior and a safe planet. NO MORE WARS. No Fear.

Croatian born Mirna Jukic wins Austrian "Athlete of the Year"
Thomas Morgenstern (ski jumping) and Mirna Jukic (swimming) are the Austrian Athletes of the Year for 2008. More than 300 members of Sports Media Austria voted this year for the nation's top athletes including the team of the year. Mirna Jukic is Austria's most successful swimmer ever. Born in Croatia, she came to Austria in 1999 and received Austrian citizenship a year later.

Ivica Kostelic Croatian skier wins his 9th World Cup at Alta Badia
Ivica Kostelić, Croatian skier, secured his ninth career win at the Alta Badia slalom in Italy, finishing ahead of France's Jean-Baptiste Grange and Austria's Benjamin Raich. This is a nice introduction to a world skiing event "Snow Queen Trophy" that will take place on January 4th and 6th 2009  in Zagreb, capital of Croatia.

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