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Croatia to play Scotland in friendly, March 26, 2008 in Glasgow
Slaven Bilic (left) will lead the Croatian National Team in a friendly match against Scotland on march 26, 2008. The Scots feel that a match against a team ranked 10th in the world will provide the kind of test Scotland needs if they are to build on their impressive, if ultimately unsuccessful, Euro 2008 qualification bid.

Ivan Dragicevic Brings Our Lady of Medjugorje to Australia
 For the fifth time, Ivan Dragicevic (left) came back to Australia in his mission to share the love and messages he has been receiving from Our Lady. The First of his talks in Australia was in Melbourne, Victoria followed by six other places in the states of New South Wales and Queensland. The last of these talks was held on 26 February at The Sacred Heart in Pymble. Violi Calvert (left) reports.

Premiere of "Black 47 at Connolly's" at Westchester Film Festival March 8, 2008
Larry Kirwan (left) and the band Black 47 are the subjects of a new film by filmmakers Stephanie Silber and Vic Zimet. The film weaves together a history of the band's beginnings, and by extension, a rich underlay of Irish-American history and the Diaspora. The film will be screened at the Westchester Film Festival on Mach 8, 2008 starting at 2:35 p.m.

Mario Ančić and Ivan Ljubičić advance to quarterfinals at Zagreb Indoors
Top-seeded Ivan Ljubičić served 18 aces in beating fellow Croat Lovro Zovko 6-4, 7-6 (3) to make the quarterfinals of the Zagreb Indoors on Wednesday. The other remaining Croat, unseeded Mario Ančić (left), reached his first quarterfinal in Zagreb when he defeated German Denis Gremelmayr 6-3, 6-2.

Ksenija Prohaska performs as Marlene Dietrich in Pittsburgh March 15-16, 2008
Celebrated Croatian actress Ksenija Prohaska brings Marlene Dietrich, a one-woman show originally written for her, to the Cabaret at Theater Square in Pittsburgh, March 15-16, 2008. Audiences all over have been overwhelmed by the brilliance of Ksenija's interpretation of Marlene Dietrich, to which numerous national and international awards can testify.

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova in Once for your consideration at the Oscars

Academy Award Nominee Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova for Best Song "Falling Slowly". Once is a 2007 Irish musical film written and directed by John Carney. Set in Dublin, this naturalistic drama stars musicians Glen Hansard (of popular Irish rock band The Frames) and Markéta Irglová as fictional struggling musicians. Update:They won Oscars

Sylvan Winds in concert March 13, 2008
The Sylvan Winds are starting the season with a free concert to be held at the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo, 24 West 12th Street on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. The group has been hailed by the New York Times for "its venturesome programming and stylishness of performance."

A wedding in Croatia
  Have you ever wanted to have a destination wedding? Have you ever thought to pick somewhere memorable to celebrate that special day? Does Croatia come to mind? If not BWT Weddings in Croatia will help you plan your wedding in Croatia.

The Croatian Centre for Global Health has launched
The Croatian Centre for Global Health has recently been founded at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Split, Croatia. Its co-founders, Professor Ana Marusic and Professor Igor Rudan, are both hoping that the Centre will help to re-integrate Croatian biomedical science into global trends.

Falkuša regatta in 1593, the earliest known regatta in Europe
The 1593 regatta consisted of seventy four wooden fishing boats called falkuša, from the harbour of the town of Komiža on the island of Vis to the islet of Palagruža. It was the oldest known boat race in Europe. Falkuša is autochthonous Croatian boat of 9m of length, with the mast of equal size, in use from 11th or 12th century.

Random Lunacy tonight in Salem Oregon, with great review in Salem News

The documentary, "Random Lunacy: videos from the road less traveled", directed and produced by Victor Zimet and Stephanie Silber is more about survival outside conventional society than a story about a man. It's a completely unique portrayal of human inventiveness, persistence, and the longevity and strength of family. Music by Nenad Bach among other talented musicians.

Kosovo Declares Independence on February 17, 2008
Kosovo's parliament declared the disputed territory a nation on Sunday, February 17, 2008, mounting a historic bid to become an "independent and democratic state" backed by the U.S. and European allies.

Super Mario Ančić Comeback in 2008 with the Finals in Marseille, France

Super Mario as they call Mario Ančić is announcing a comeback in 2008 with a great game against Baghdatis in Marseille, France. Finals are tomorrow. After being ill for more than a year, Mario is showing his talent again for his fans worldwide.

High Jump World Champion Blanka Vlašić's 20th consecutive victory
Croatia's world champion Blanka Vlašić earned her 20th consecutive victory on Wednesday at the Women's High Jump Meeting in her hometown of Split. The 24-year-old jumped 2.01 metres, setting a meet record at a venue just a few hundred metres from her Dalmatian coast home.

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.

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