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Joseph Haydn - Austrian and Croatian composer
Jospeh Haydn (1738-1803) used numerous themes from Croatian musical folklore in his enormous opus. He named one of his songs Volkslied, before it became the anthem ("Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser" - God Save the Emperor Franz). So, whenever you hear the German national anthem, remember its Croatian roots. An outstanding English scholar Sir William Hadow published a monograph in London in 1897, dealing with a Croatian composer - Joseph Haydn.
 

Marija Grgurevic, a Croatian model on the cover of Time Magazin
   

Ivanisevic, Ljubicic to Play for Children
Croatian tennis players Goran Ivanisevic and Ivan Ljubicic were set on Friday to play each other in an invitational match in Sarajevo dedicated to children of the city.  

Hidden Croatia Releases Honeymoon Brochure

Hidden Croatia is pleased to announce the launch of their honeymoon brochure. Hidden Croatia have hand picked a selection of unique hotels

Croatian Soccer Heads into Cyberspace with new websites
Competition in Croatian football has spread to a new areas, with clubs showing an increased interest in improving their presence on the internet.

Poland's property developer will invest €42 million in Zagreb
Globe Trade Centre SA, Poland's largest property developer by market value, will invest 42 million euros ($55 million) in office and commercial buildings in Zagreb. 

Transforming Culture from Empire to Earth community - Dubrovnik June 3-9, 2007
   

Croatian Tuna for Japan

Croatian and Japanese fishermen collect tuna fish in the waters near the Adriatic coastal town of Zadar, Croatia. Japan is the world's biggest tuna consumer, eating one quarter of the global catch and fuelling a growing global industry, including Croatia.

 

Other Friends Versus Croatian Friends
  

"BORDER POST" by Rajko Grlic in New York tonight

It is our great pleasure to announce that a very special guest Croatian director Rajko Grlic will present his film *Border Post* on Thursday, March 1st at 7:00 pm at the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre in Manhattan, New York. A Q&A with the director will take place after the screening.

 

 


Carmen Verlichak: Los Croatas de la Argentina
Carmen Verlichak is a well known Argentinean writer with Croatian roots. She is the author of  important book Los Croatas de la Argentina. Recently an exibition was opened in Zagreb with a nice collection of photos devoted to Croatians in Argentina. Her brother Joza Vrljicak is one of pioneers of Internet promotion of Croatian culture worldwide via Studia Croatica journal,  Buenos Aires.  

RANDOM LUNACY: new film by Vic Zimet and Stephanie Silber premieres on March 9th
 

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone says: "Movies like to pretend they're different, but RANDOM LUNACY really, truly is.  Gifted filmmakers Zimet and Silber throw us into a life that intoxicates, infuriates and leaves us panting for each unforgettable adventure  Prepare to be wowed." @ WESTCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL Friday, March 9th at 9:40 PM White Plains City Center, New York. To reserve tickets call 914 747 6000


Dubravka Oraić Tolić - Croatian Literature Wins Top Translation Prize

Dubravka Oraić Tolić goes beyond playing with language and textual contexts. Although reality and notions of home, country, people, nation, and life permeate her poetry, the thematic weight does not rest on the semantic deconstruction of concrete geographical-historical localities...

 

Free energy technology will be made widely available

 

Steorn has today announced that its free energy technology will be made widely available to the development community immediately after the independent scientific validation process that is currently underway.


Global PACT Training in Zagreb June 24th - July 21st
Do you have the desire to make the world a better place, but feel that so many issues seem too overwhelming to approach? Where do you even begin if you want to make a meaningful change?
 

Tesla Motors Selects Site For Electric Sedan Factory
Tesla Motors, the San Carlos, Calif., company that is marketing a $92,000 battery-powered roadster to boost the visibility of electric vehicles, said it had selected a site in Albuquerque for a factory to build a $50,000 electric passenger sedan.  

Croatian Instructor Knows How it Feels to be a Citizen
 When John Basor isn't teaching citizenship classes, he's teaching English and Spanish at Watsonville High School. He knows what it's like to be an immigrant because he first arrived in Watsonville from Croatia in 1963 with his mother and his father and his three sisters when he was 14.

Vjera Odak-Jembrih Receives Teaching Merit Award

Ms Vjera Odak, a teacher at the Elly Basic school of music, was chosen among 117 candidates from all around the world to receive the most significant award for classical accordion teachers - the CIA Merit Award.

 

How The UN Violated Human Rights In Bosnia And Herzegovina

How the UN violated human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and why nothing has been done to correct it. A series of reports compiled by CROWN's Brian Gallagher.

 

Croatia to Compete in 2007 Bacardi Cup
  The Bacardi Cup Star Class Regatta expands its reach drawing Croatia for the first time in its 80 - year history. Registrants include Olympic Medalists from 19 countries. 

New York City: Screening of Zrinko Ogresta Film "Washed Out" February 22, at 7:00 p.m
Internationally awarded film, by a famous Croatian filmmaker Zrinko Ogresta, playing in New York. Jagoda is young woman who lives in poor section of Zagreb. Mother is dying, father cares only about fishing and uncle is a war refugee.  

Prof.Dr. Ante Simonić: Uvjet da bi se bilo intelektualcem nije samo biti stručnjakom

...intelektualci čine duhovnu elitu koja značajno utječe na svekoliko ozračje određenog doba i prostora. Ali, uvjet da bi se bilo intelektualcem nije samo biti stručnjakom.


Online Route-planner For Cycling Trips To Croatia
  Holidaymakers thinking of visiting Croatia can now get information online about cycling tours in Istria. Istria's tourist office in Porec has a multilingual service online, where a list of cycling routes can be found.

A View With a Room
The spectacular coast of Croatia is studded with centuries-old lighthouses. Eleven of them have vacation rentals that allow guests to play keeper for a week.  

The New York Times: Ms. Livljanic has assembled a work so magnificent and moving

Ms. Livljanic has assembled a work so magnificent and moving that its resemblance to what medieval listeners might have heard is beside the point. Included are sections of the Mass (the Kyrie, Agnus Dei and Sanctus) in Croatian, using Glagolitic chant, as well as Latin sacred texts, among them a striking Salve Regina setting.

 

Ivo Karlovic in the finals at the SAP Open, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, in San Jose, California
 

Ivo Karlovic, of Croatia, reacts after beating Benjamin Becker, of Germany, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 in a semifinal tennis match at the SAP Open, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, in San Jose, California. Final match tomorrow 6 PM EST


Croatian Rubik's Cube - Almost There

  
 


CROATIAN PREMIERE of "An Inconvenient Truth"
  President Stjepan Mesic, as well as ambassadors of the United States, the Russian Federation, India and Japan, attended the Croatian premiere of former US President Al Gore's documentary film about global warming "An Inconvenient Truth", in Zagreb on 15 February 2007.

Goodbye Champion is the five-piece incarnation with a Croatian roots

Collaborative recording effort between Steven Vidaic and Aaron Snyder. They began earnestly writing and recording together in late 2003 focussing their efforts on the cohesive marriage of words and music. Their songs are a mixture of social commentary and personal experience.

 

Top US Universities did begin to post FREE courses on the web, open to all
 

Universities are posting online everything from lecture notes to sample tests, and even making audio and video


No "Hand of God" Goals in Priests' European Cup
A hundred Roman Catholic priests from all over Europe swapped their cassocks for football strips in Sarajevo this week to compete in an indoor soccer championship organised by the church. 

Karlovic upsets Blake in San Jose, February 15, 2007
  American second seed James Blake suffered a shock defeat at the San Jose Open when he lost 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 to world number 103 Ivo Karlovic (right) of Croatia in the second round on Thursday.

Zagreb: Photo Exhibition "The Croatians in Argentina" February 20, 2007

Mrs. Carmen Verlichak, writer of Croatian descent and author of the book entitled "The Croatians in Argentina", will present her photo exhibition at the Croatian Heritage Foundation auditorium.


Katarina Livljanić in the USA and Canada in February 2007 with Tondal's Vision

Places of performances of Dialogos Ensemble, Paris, directed by Katarina Livljanić: New York City (Feb. 18th),  Wellesley College (Feb. 20th), Vancouver (Feb. 22nd), Kansas City (Feb. 24th). Tondal's vision is an Irish legend from 12th century, which in the 15th century became a part of the Croatian Glagolitic literature (The Petris Miscellany, 1468).

Zagreb: Al Gore - Neugodna Istina - An Inconvenient truth - Premiera 15 Veljače 2007
 
 

Second Congress of Croatian Scientists from the Homeland and Abroad, May 7-10, 2007
 




Darko Ivančić’s story - Genes of stone and the sea in his veins
 
Collaborate - Innovate - Integrate. The production and engineering literary started in his own garage, which is how ELCON Marine started. The largest cruise ship in the world, Queen Mary II, they equipped. Creativity and quality are the two principles he goes by in life. His deepest wish is to implement thier expertise and knowledge in the future of Croatia.

3. Simpozij o prehospitalnoj urgentnoj medicini VIŠNJAN, CROATIA 16-17. 02. 2007.
Naš skup skup ima za cilj iznijeti iskustva kolega koji su bili u kaznenim i prekršajnim procesima, obavijestiti medicinare o njihovim pravima. Pozvat ćemo i predstavnike sudstva, HLK I HLS posebno pravnike tih službi da nam iznesu svoje poglede na te teme. 

New York: 30th Anniversary of Rudar Soccer Club, Sunday March 4
 

 In a few weeks, or more exactly on March 4, 2007, Istrians and other Croats from the New York area will have another opportunity to enjoy the music and dances of their old homeland. This program will mark the conclusion of Rudar Club's 30th Anniversary celebrations.


Croatia’s Quality of Life Ranks 18th in the World
 

International Living Magazine recently announced its top choice countries in terms of quality of life, with Croatia placing 18th out of the 193 countries officially recognized.


Svecano proslavljena Festa Svetog Vlaha u Los Angelesu 3. veljace 2007.

U subotu 03. veljace 2007., veliki Hrvatski centar Sv. Ante u Los Angelesu bio je premalen kako bi primio sve dubrovkinje, dubrovcane, sve Hrvate koji su tako daleko od Domovine dosli odati pocast nasem Parcu i dostojno proslaviti festu Svetog Vlaha.

 

Austrian Grants for Croatian PhDs under 35 years - 1000 Euros a month
 Call for Applicants / Expression of interest. We would like to encourage in particular applicants from Southeastern Europe for PhD students and PhDs under 35 years

Dog's life Brightens up with new Centre in Croatia
Only a few years ago, Neven Silvestar Kovacevic's idea of a day-care centre for dogs met with dismissive smirks in his native Croatia. Today, his Nesi daycare centre for dogs is proof that innovative entrepreneurship is taking root in this European Union candidate country.
 

Croatian Gallery 2006
We invite you to an excursion to Croatian Gallery 2006. It shows that Croatia is not at all a small country. Did you know that a mechanical and fountain pen have been constructed in Croatia? And the name of pen was given in honour of the inventor - E. Penkala.
 

Chicago: Avon Breast Cancer Walk Fundraiser, Saturday March 3, 2007
  

Croatia, India Sign Co-operation Agreement
 Croatian Minister of Science Dragan Primorac and his visiting Indian counterpart, Kapil Sibal, signed a declaration on strengthening bilateral scientific and technological co-operation.

Katarina Livljanić & Dialogos in New York on Sunday, February 18, 2007 @ 4 pm
 

The acclaimed Dialogos will offer a most unusual concert: "Tondal's Vision," a twelfth-century musical play about an unconscious knight whose soul leaves his body. Performed by Dialogos's six female singers, this production of Dalmatian medieval music is semi-staged with supertitles.


George "Catfish" Metkovich - Outfielder and First Baseman
Got the nickname "Catfish" from his Boston teammates, after he stepped on a catfish while trying to pull the hook out of its mouth and a barbed fin went through the crepe sole of his shoe, incapacitating him during Spring training.
 

Job Posting for Lawyer in Croatia
 
International law firm seeks Partner for their Zagreb office to serve a roster of both domestic and multi-national clients.

Don't mess with Croatians - Cro Cop - Mirko Filipovic - Here Comes The Hammer

Your last resort? Take it and pray for the best. But eight times out of ten, taking this left kick to the head provides a first class ticket to the canvas and unconsciousness. If you don't get knocked out, well, you're one of the few. Welcome to the world of Mirko Cro Cop.

 

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