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Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Apologizes to Aboriginals
Australian Parliament progresses Reconciliation between Australia's Indigenous and non-Indigenous people by tendering a formal apology for the hurt caused by past government policies. Left Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. A historical moment for Australia and the whole world. WE LEARN FROM OTHERS ! Quantum leap in human consciousness.

Snow Queen Trophy 2008 Croatia, Sljeme
This year's Snow Queen Trophy will be held February 15-17, 2008 and it's truly a season-highlight for slalom skiers that is being organized this year. Two gate-races are planned on the icy slopes of Sljeme situated a half an hour from Croatia's capital city.

Ivan Ljubičić wins in South Africa
Tournament top seed Ivan Ljubičić of Croatia (left) had to pull out all the stops against Algerian qualifier Lamine Ouahab -- ranked in singles far below him at 318 -- before battling to a three-set 6-4 4-6 6-3 win.

Croatia and Japan's Cooperation Excellent
"Croatia and Japan have realised excellent cooperation and have no open issues, but unfortunately we have not used the potentials of either country," said Croatian President Stjepan Mesić (left), after Koto Shakuhacki Quintet's concert of traditional Japanese music, marking the 15th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Croatia and Japan.

Dario Šolman - The Heart of Perspective, Friday, February 22, 2008
Dario Šolman's The Heart of Perspective, The Making of the Film is an ongoing project begun in 2001 that consists of studies and tests for a film that will never be made. The exhibit will run from February 22 - April 5, 2008, at the Gallery of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Willy Terrazas Muller and Tango HR in Croatia
The HR Tango Dance Company and its director Guillermo Miguel Terrazas from Buenos Aires, Argentina will present a performance of Argentinian Tango and folklore on Sunday, February 17, 2008 at the Buffet Kinoteka in Zagreb.

Croatia Ambassador to China visits Macau Olympic Committee
The ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to China, Boris Velić (left), and president of the Croatian Olympic Committee, Zlatko Mateša, visited the Macau Olympic Committee last week at the newly inaugurated Macau Olympic Committee Headquarters.

Alpine skiing legends to take part in Croatia charity race
Sixteen alpine skiing legends including Italy's Alberto Tomba and Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark will take part in a charity race in Croatia on February 17, 2008. They will race in a mixed-sex giant slalom event with Ivica Kostelić (left), among others. Money collected from the race will be donated to a hospital for chronic child diseases in Gornja Bistra near Zagreb.

NFCA is Saddened by the Passing of Congressman Tom Lantos of California
  Tom Lantos was a friend to the Republic of Croatia and to the Croatian American Community.  He was a progressive leader for democratic change around the world and a steadfast supporter of the expansion of human rights for all people. NFCA's President, Mr. Ed Andrus, called on Congressman Lantos in his office when the NFCA was actively campaigning for Croatian Caucus.

Croatian Cinema in Chicago from February 3 - March 6, 2008
The Gene Siskel Film Center's focus on the ever-surprising Croatian cinema, February 3 through March 6, 2008 encompasses six feature films ranging from the 1970 comedy One Song A Day Takes Mischief Away to the very recent Armin (left), hit of many a European festival and Croatia's current contender for an Oscar nomination.

Valentina Šuljić exhibition in Slovenia
Valentina Šuljić is young Croatian artist, whose work includes different fields of artistic expressions. Her works include paintings, sculptures, graphic design, photography and urban installations. Her work will be on exhibit at Galerija Schwarz in Ljubljana Slovenia, from February 6 to April 4, 2008.

Sensational play by Lana Rukavina leads Wheeling to victory
For Lana Rukavina, it was about time. It was about time she was back leading her team in a big game. It was about time her Wheeling team finally got a shot at the Mid-Suburban League girls basketball title. Mostly, it was about time she made up for lost time.

Janja Glogovac and Jelena Vukotić at the Rotterdam Film Festival
The film "L... Like Love" was co-written by Jelena Vukotić (left) and opened at the Rotterdam Film Festival in January, to a sold out crowd and received rave reviews.

Professor Balthazar and Zagreb Film a Croatian trademark

Probably the most famous Croatian professor worldwide is Professor Balthazar, a well known figure from Croatian cartoon movie series initiated in 1967 by late Zlatko Grgić. This was the most successful project of Zagreb Film ever. His popularity is amazing even today, especially in Scandinavian countries, but also in Iran for example!

Ana Mihanović mezzo-soprano in concert New York City February 9, 2008
Ana Mihanović, mezzo-soprano, has been a featured soloist with the Southwest Symphony, American West Symphony, Legacy Chorale and Utah Philharmonic. She will be performing a collection of folk songs on Saturday, February 9th, 2008, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Manhattan School of Music. 

NATO A Chance to Cement the Peace In the Balkans - and Beyond
For centuries, the Balkans and Europe's East have deserved their reputations for igniting wider European wars and have given to European history the place names of genocide and mass starvation. In 1949, the creation of NATO secured the post-World War II peace in Western Europe.

Petar Brajković Exhibit in Sesvete starting February 8, 2008
After 35 years, Petar Brajković (left) will be returning to Croatia to open a showing of his work at Galerija Oblok in Sesvete.  His show will start on Friday, February 8, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

David Diehl gets the Super Bowl 42
 Croatian American David Diehl in the light of glory, after wining 42nd Super Bowl for New York Giants.  In five NFL seasons, durable jack-of-all-trades David Diehl has started every game the Giants have played - 85, including playoffs.

Sensational victory by skiers Kostelić and Dim on February 3rd 2008
Two Croatians on the podium at Val d' Isere. Natko Zrnčić Dim (left) achieved the result of his career in Val D'Isere, France. There in the super combination he gained the third place behind Bode Miller and Ivica Kostelić.

4th International Antonio Janigro Cello Competition in Zagreb
Antonio Janigro, a famous Croatian-Italian cellist, was the founder and conductor of the Zagreb Soloists from 1954 to 1967. Winner of the 2008 international competition in Zagreb, held in Janigro's honour, is David Eggert, Canada, the 2nd prize went to Tian Bonian, China, and the 3rd prize to Dmitri Prokofiev, Russia.

Drago Štambuk inaugurated an exhibition in the Turkish Cultural Centre in Tokyo
Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Japan Dr. Drago Štambuk inaugurated in the Turkish Cultural Centre in Tokyo the opening of the exhibition of Turkish artist in marble technique Nilüfer Tütüncü dedicated to Jalaluddin Rumi. He also gave an interview to the Turkish national television.

Croatian Educational Club in St. Louis, Missouri, 1910
Croatian Educational Club Zrinski - Frankopan was founded in St. Louis, Missouri, already in 1910. On the left is the photo from that time with Croatian Coat of Arms. We invite you to enjoy the Croatian langauge spoken 100 years ago.

Belichick & Diehl Two Croatian-Americans face off at Super Bowl XLII

Croatian-American Bill Belichick (left) has led the England Patriots to three Super Bowl victories, the most recent in 2005. This Sunday, February 3, 2008, his Patriots face the New York Giants led by fellow Croatian-American offensive lineman David Diehl. The Giants have not won a Super Bowl since 1990 and are ready to rise to the challenge.

Guitarist Ana Vidović says she can't imagine her life without music
It is surprising to hear that a young woman who describes herself as being both close to her family and an introvert moved across the Atlantic Ocean on her own at 20 to become a performer. Ana Vidović is far from her native Croatia, but feels at home wherever she is when she has her trusted guitar along.

Professor Mladen Vranić, outstanding Croatian scientist in Canada
Distinguished researcher and educator in medical sciences (endocrinology and metabolism) and former chair of physiology, where 85 years ago insulin was discovered. He earned the title of Honorary Medical Doctor from Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

25th RIJEKA CARNIVAL 2008 in Rijeka this weekend - Come and enjoy
The town of Rijeka has been known for its carnival festivities since the Middle Ages. Austrian and Hungarian aristocracy, Russian princesses, German barons, counts and countesses from all over Europe were once the guests of the Rijeka Carnival. Starting February 1, 2008, revelers will take to the streets and celebrate Carnival.

Put Zagreb, Croatia on the Monopoly Board Game - Help our tourism

HELP OUR TOURISM. Every day you can vote again at click on Zagreb, and then add to my cities and then VOTE to Vote to have Zagreb on next WORLD MONOPOLY gameboard it takes 30 seconds maximum.

Franjo Dugan, a prominant figure of Croatian church music
Franjo Dugan (1874-1948) is one of the most prominent figures in the history of Croatian music. Besides his work in restoring church music, he distinguished himself in his studies of science and education.

Croatia in the Finals of the 2008 European Men's Handball Championship

When the final whistle was blown, all Croatian players were dancing on the court, the French players collapsed to the floor in disappointment: Croatia won the first semi-final against the title holders with a 24:23 victory. January 26, 2006. Lackovic decides in a thrilling endgame against France.

Artist Jasnica Klara Matić Exhibition in New York City
The Agora Gallery is proud to present Jasnica Klara Matić (left) in Enigmatic Visions. Scheduled to run from February 5th through February 26th, 2008, the collection will feature a captivating selection of Jasnica's earthy human beings.

Zagreb Thunder - the first American Football team in Croatia
American football team Zagreb Thunder was founded in 2006 by a group of enthusiasts who share passion for American Football. Future goals are increasing the number of players, playing more games, joining a European League of American Football, and developing American football in Croatia.

KOCE-TV to air "Freedom from Despair" Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008
Freedom from Despair has its public television debut on KOCE-TV Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008 at 9:00 p.m. with an encore presentation Sunday, Jan. 27 at 12:30 p.m. The 90-minute film uncovers the long history of suppression and abuse of the Croatian people and their struggle for independence. Please call KOCE-TV at (800) 278-5050 between 10 and 10:30 PM Pacific Standard Time or/and e-mail Brenda at  and voice your support for the movie.

Croatian Tramway in Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki City Transport (HKL) said that the trials of a low-floor tram supplied by Croatia's Crotram had proceeded so well that passengers would be allowed to board the test vehicle on lines six and eight.

The World's Healthiest Foods by George Mateljan
The George Mateljan Foundation for the World's Healthiest Foods was established by George Mateljan to discover, develop and share scientifically proven information about the benefits of healthy eating, and to provide the personalized support individuals need to make eating The World's Healthiest Foods enjoyable, easy, quick and affordable.

Iron Maiden to perform in Croatia
British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden (left) will be performing at the Split City Stadium in Split, Croatia on Sunday 10th August 2008 as part of their Somewhere Back In Time World Tour.

Limestone College has four Croatian sensations on its swim team
Zeljko Karaman, Goran Majlat, Marija Grubic, Ines Speranda, all from Split, Croatia swam for Limestone College at a recent swim meet against  Savannah College of Art and Design.

Michael Bahoric & Amy Ireland off to Croatia to skate
Amy Ireland and her partner Michael Bahoric (left), will be competing in senior pairs for Croatia at the ISU European figure skating championships in Zagreb, Croatia, January 21-28, 2008.

Marin Cilic follows Croatian heroes by defeating Fernando Gonzalez
First there was the man himself, Goran Ivanisevic, the towering, big-serving lefty who won Wimbledon in 2001. Then there was Mario Ancic, who was slightly taller, with a serve just as mighty, but a fragile body. Yesterday, it was the turn for the latest player to emerge from Croatia, Marin Cilic (left), to step into the limelight.

Enriching experience: The cream of Croatia provides a fascinating experience

With miles of pristine beaches framed by dramatic mountains and impossibly clear Adriatic waters, more than a thousand picturesque islands ripe for hopping, and town upon ancient town bursting with faded Habsburg grandeur and dazzling Byzantine churches, Croatia provides a fascinating experience for any visitor.

Croatian sensations - Niko Micin and Petra Radovic at the University of Washington
Each year, thousands of students from around the country come to Seattle to start their college careers at the UW. Some come from small towns, some from big cities and some even come from other countries. Niko Micin (left) and Petra Radovic are two people who fall into the latter category.

Artist Vlatka Horvat will have three exhibitions in New York
  Croatian born, New York based, Vlatka Horvat will be showcasing her art in three different galleries in the Big Apple. Spanning a range of media - from photography and video, to works on paper and projects with text - her work often focuses on an encounter between a person and a particular system, state, or physical space.

David Diehl - Croatian among Giants - In N.F.C. Championship 2008
David Diehl is an American football player with Croatian and German background. He is an offensive lineman in the National Football League. Diehl is currently a starter on the offensive line for the New York Giants. See him playing for the N.F.C. Championship on TV, January 20th, 2008. Check Grb on his arm.

Croatian Aussie Stan Bilic: "Money won't make you rich inside"
Stan Bilic (left) moved to Sydney in 1970 at 22 and then settled in Melbourne. He is a leading figure in the Australian-Croatian community, runs a building company that specialises in residential homes and is the president of Melbourne Knights, one of the biggest and most prominent football clubs in the country.

Help Cora Yanacek explore the Dalmatian Coast
  Cora Yanacek (left) wants to explore Croatia's Dalmatian Coast in May but hasn't been able to decide on the best approach: Stay at one resort and use that as a base? Travel by bus along the coast? Take a cruise? She'll be traveling by herself and needs to stay under $2,000, including airfare.

Tess Gallagher's speech at a presentation of Drago Stambuk's poetry in Pula
Once I heard Drago read to a Croatian immigrant audience in Vancouver, Canada. It was so tender, the timbre of his voice, that it was as if he were speaking to the listeners in a clearing in the woods, surrounded by mystery and wildness and beauty, but giving them comfort too... - Tess Galagher (left)

Dr. Ante Čuvalo: Historical Dictionary of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2007, 2nd edition
In this update of a 1997 edition, Cuvalo (Joliet Junior Coll.), who is both an academic expert on the Balkans and a native of the region, treats his complex subject with breadth, depth, and clarity... - Nadine Cohen Baker, University of Georgia, Athens

Zagreb School of Economics and Management offers studies in English
  Zagreb School of Economics and Management is a private high education school with public rights. It was founded according to the Law of high education, with the aim to offer its students the best education which enjoys the same rights as the best schools in the world.

Croatian Film "All for Free" at The Museum of Modern Art Tonight, January 11, 2008
After the death of three of his friends in a petty argument in a bar, Goran sells his home and travels around Bosnia in a refreshment van, giving away free drinks. On his travels, he encounters Maja and the two fall for each other. Additional screening on January 20th, 2008

Dr. Drago Štambuk: Speech in Hiroshima for the Vukovar victims
The speech of the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Japan Dr. Drago Štambuk during the Holy Mass for Vukovar's victims now available in Croatian and English. "...Vukovar is a canopy of celestial bodies, frozen in our mind, evoking earthly shortcomings, calling for a higher destiny..."

Mime Cuvalo, web developer and proponent of open web standards

Mime Cuvalo, on the photo with small Stipo Adzaip, is a young Croatian web developer and proponent of open web standards. He is currently employed at three jobs: YouTube/Google, finishing up FireFTP, and creating the online music database The Rock Hard Times. His "charityware" FireFTP has been downloaded over 4.5 million times!

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