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Spectacular win 3-2 by Croatia over England at Wembley on Nov 21, 2007
So why is a sport victory so important? It is important because you can not easily corrupt 11 people on the field and if you try, it is obvious. At the moment when Croatia had nothing to lose, since we already qualified for the Euro 2008, our national pride and sportsmanship was, where it should be.

Zdravko Dučmelić, el pintor preferido de Borges
Zdravko Dučmelić (1923-1989), outstanding Croatian - Argentinean painter, masterfully illustrated a famous book "Laberintos", written by Jorge Luis Borges, with his surreal, quasi-metaphysical works.

Silvija Gradečak - young and brilliant Croatian scientist born in Vukovar
Professor Silvija Gradečak, with diploma in physics, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 1999, is employed at MIT, USA. Her research focuses on nano-photonics and electronics. She explores novel optoelectronic applications such as nanoscale light-emitting sources, single photon sources, or nanowire lasers.

Introducing mobiExplore Croatia
A new mobile travel guide - mobiEXPLORE, developed in Split, Croatia, was officially presented. More than 300,000 tourists walk around Croatia with mobile guide in their hands, reserving table in a restaurant, booking room in a hotel, sightseeing, listening stories about sights.

Miro Gavran's comedy available as Croatian-English parallel text
Miro Gavran, outstanding Croatian playwright, generously contributed his brilliant comedy "Laughter Prohibited" to our project of on-line school of Croatian language via parallel text method. Furthermore, If you want to produce this comedy anywhere in the world, please contact the author directly for rights and support.

Luka Brajnovic, outstanding Croatian scholar in Spain
Luka Brajnović (1919-2001) was professor of Ethics of the University of Navarra, a former director of the Institute of Artes Liberales, a well known Spanish intellectual, a Croat born in Boka kotorska. A prestigeous international award Premio Brajnovic a la communication was established in 1997, ie during his lifetime.

San Francisco: 150th Anniversary of Croatian culture celebration on Nov 18, 2007
  Celebrate with us the Sequicentennial 150th Anniversary of Croatian culture in San Francisco. Bring the whole family for a day of fun, enjoyment and culture. There will be non stop music from 2-8PM in two rooms, dancing, singing, and food.

Learn Croatian and English via parallel text method
We have in mind numerous Croatians and their friends throughout the world  who are eager to improve their Croatian. We also want to help tourists and those interested in Croatian culture in general. Croatian citizens will hopefully have at their disposal an easy mean to improve their English, or some other language.

Croatian Medical Journal takes a lead among 235 journals from 37 countries
The Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes for Health organized the public presentation of the largest coordinated publishing effort in medicine - Global Theme Issue on Poverty and Human Development.  At the NIH presentation, the lead speaker was Professor Ana Marusic, editor of the CMJ and current president of the Council of Science Editors.

Zoran Orlic - Photographs Featured in 2008 Calendar for Rock Band WILCO
The annual Wilco calendar returns this year to the more classic wall variation, with days big enough to keep yourself organized throughout 2008. The calendar mixes poster artwork from past Wilco shows with a collection of live photos by Zoran Orlic.

Free tickets for CROWN readers for Croatian Film Festival at Lincoln Center

Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York USA is giving free tickets to CROWN readers for the "Beyond Boundaries: The Emergence of Croatian Cinema". At the box office mention CROWN, or/and Nenad Bach and you will be given a free ticket. First come first serve up to 20 tickets. Courtesy of Film Society of Lincoln Center

Scenic Projection for Croatia in Edinburgh, Scotland
  Thye Edinburgh company projected images of the country onto a building opposite the city's Balmoral Hotel. The event coincided with a visit to the Scottish Parliament by Croatia's president, Stjepan Mesic. The projection used images of Croatia, its flag and the Croatian Tourist Board's branding.

50 years ago today on November 3rd 1957, Laika by Marilyn Cvitanic

Fifty years ago today the USSR launched Sputnik 2. On board was a live dog named Laika. The point was to prove that a dog, and eventually a human being, could survive in space. Sputnik 2 was equipped with life support systems and enough food and water for ten days. The mission yielded very little useful scientific information.

Touristic & Ecological Estate "Pustara Višnjica" ready for

Our goal is to create a new tourist destination by uniting the oldest economy - agriculture with the youngest - tourism. The revival of Pustara Višnjica on tradition of former agricultural estate and implementation of ecology, agriculture and tourism is based on symbiosis of hotel and agricultural activity; horse-breeding; fallow-deer breeding; ecological production of sweet potato and other vegetables

Miss Croatia 2007 Tatjana Jeremic goes to Miss World contest in China
Tatjana has to bring the national flag, a book about Croatia, 3 stones and pictures of plants specific of the country, in order to present it to other participants. The Miss World contest will take place on December 1, 2007.

CROWN Croatian World Network Newsletter, November 2nd, 2007

Despite war devastation and after war economical devastation, by number of immoral people who sold their own country for their own profit, Croatia emerged as a winner for the whole territory of South East Europe. In the last seven years we moved from our eastern neighbors 35 years ahead. And this didn't happen just by chance.

Ivan Paric on the reality show for photographers VH1 TV this Sunday

I would like to invite you to watch the reality show for photographers where I am one of the contestants. The name of the show is The Shot. The Shot is scheduled to premier on Vh1 channel  on Sunday, Nov. 4 @ 10 PM & 12 PM EST and Monday Nov 5th.

Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra American Tour November 2007 East Coast

Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra American tour is scheduled November 1-12, 2007 and will take the orchestra to the cities of the Eastern Seaboard, from New York to Philadelphia. This tour offers a unique opportunity for both American public and Croatian ex-patriots to experience one of Croatian's finest cultural treasures.

Miro Gavran’s play Dr. Freud’s Patient premiers & book launch of Judith in Prague
Miro Gavran's play Dr. Freud's Patient will be premiering at the Na Pradle Theatre in Prague, the Czech Republic, on Nov. 6, 2007.  On Nov. 15 Gavran's novel Judith will be launched in at the Retezova Literary Café, also in Prague. Another great success of outstanding Croatian writer.

Benefit Gala in Zagreb honoring the Croatian House in Padova, Italy, Nov 12, 2007
"Croatian House" is a humanitarian association, whose current project is to buy a house in Padova, Italy that would be used by Croatian citizens that face difficult circumstances and would have to go abroad to get treatment, which in many cases is long term. (left) President of Croatian House Dr. Nela Sršen.

Croatia would be able to supply raw organic products to the EU
Croatia would be able to supply raw organic products to the EU, but more organic products are imported than exported at this point of time. This could change in the future, but structural changes, a better ecological expertise and investments from abroad would be required.

Marko Perkovic - Thompson USA & Canada Tour Nov 2 - 18th 2007
Croatian singer Marko Perkovic Thompson and his band will be performing a series of concerts in the United States and Canada starting November 2, and ending on November 18 in New York, Toronto, Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles, Vancouver and San Francisco.

Toronto Croatia wins Canadian Soccer League championship series title 2007
Toronto Croatia didn't score a goal in the second leg of their Canadian Soccer League championship series with the Serbian White Eagles. It turns out they didn't need one, meaning Croatia's 4-1 victory in Saturday's first leg was enough to give the Mississauga, Ont.-based team the title.

Croatia surprise Poland to move up rankings in Rugby

Poland suffered a surprise 14-15 defeat at home to Croatia in Division 2B of the European Nations Cup (ENC) on 27 October, which also sees them drop four places to 35th place in the latest IRB World Rankings.

Carmen Verlichak: Maria Josefa Ezcurra, El amor prohibide de Belgrano - 4th edition

Bila je godina 1810. I rađala se domovina... a s njom i politika. Došao je i rat sa svojom strašnom pratnjom: sprijeda su išle okrutnost, nadmoć i izdaja; straga su se nizali siročad, bijeda i beznađe.

3rd Festival of Croatian Music in Vienna, Austria, Oct 21 - Nov 27, 2007
Festival of classical music, jazz and folk, organised by Croatian Music Information Center in cooperation with Croatian Ministry of Culture and other institutions. The concert of Zagreb Soloists is held under high patronage of Dr. Heinz Fischer, president of the Republic of Austria. Klapa Sinj, the most famous Croatian Klapa in the world, performs on Nov 15th 2007.

Catholic confraternity in Philippines promoting Blessed Ivan Merz
The Confraternity of Catholic Saints, Philippines, is a Roman Catholic organization of young people dedicated in promoting Holiness through the lives and works of the Saints.  It is affiliated to the Offical Promoter of Blessed Ivan Merz.

Croatia on the new season of The Amazing Race, premiers Nov 4th 2007
The Amazing Race is a seven time Emmy winning reality show on CBS that features teams of two competing with one another in a race around the world. The first team across the finish line wins. The new season of the race features several new countries including Croatia

Vukovar, Croatian Baroque city on the Danube river
Vukovar is reviving from ashes. Many of its wounds have been cured, but a lots remains to be done in the future. Of course, its extremely difficult past will not be forgotten. One of the symbols of the city is Siniša Glavašević (1960-1991), Croatian writer and newspaperman.

TENNIS ATP Basel, St. Petersburg, Lyon. 5 Croatians 5 Victories

Ivan Ljubicic passed the first round with a victory over Sam Querrey in Lyon, France. Karanusic and Karlovic easily won their opponents in Basel, Switzerland. Dr. Ivo won with 6:3 and 6:2 and Ancic and Cilic won in St. Petersburg, Russia. Our boys are doing great. 5 matches and 5 victories.

Miro Gavran's great international success: Grand-Prix in Russia
  Miro Gavran's plays have recently been performed in Russia, Austria and Poland with great success. His play "My Wife's Husband", performed under the direction of outstanding Russian artist Alexander Ogarjev, obtained three important prizes, among others the Grand-Prix for the best overall performance.

"Philadelphia" Jerry Ricks is recovering from a brain-tumor operation in Croatia

For the last nine weeks he's been hospitalized in the port city of Rijeka, Croatia recovering from brain surgery to remove a tumor that doctors say was benign. Friends are arranging a benefit for the 67-year-old bluesman, to be held at the Commodore Barry Club in Philadelphia on Sunday 2-9 PM.

Prof.Dr. Daniel D. Gajski, a hero of Computer Science

Prof.Dr. Franz Ramming: "... Daniel Gajski did not just light the fire, he also fuelled it substantially. During the last three decades he achieved pioneering results. He was a principal contributor to the areas Silicon Compilation, High-Level Synthesis, and System-Level Design. ..."

Jaz Spelic Actor Producer based in Sydney 'The Trinity of Vukovar'

Since graduating in 2004, most of my time has been spent developing 'The Trinity of Vukovar'. I am also employed as a guest Actor at Sydney's International Film School, have done a few televison commercials and my first feature film 'The Warrior' was screened at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Directed by Melbourne based Croatian, Steve Ravic.

Goran Dukic's film Wristcutters: A Love Story in the movie theaters NOW

Another Croatian American filmmaker star on the horizon. "Wristcutters: A Love Story" won the Acura Grand Jury Award at the 2006 Gen Art Film Festival, was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Support Croatian talent.

President Mesić decorated the US Admiral Lunney with the Order of Trefoil
The decoration was presented to Lunney at a ceremony in the Croatian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York on Sept. 26th 2007. Admiral Lunney invested a lot of efforts, time and enthusiasm to find the family of Croat Peter Tomich, who was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbour on 7 December 1941, so as to present them with the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Croatia Wins Vote for UN Security Council Seat. Political and diplomatic influence

Should be good news for the further recognition of the region's new political and diplomatic influence on a range of issues where not only Croatia, but Bosnia & Herzegovina could impact a progressive influence. The UN Security Council offers such an opportunity. The influence of Croatia's Diaspora

HELP Croatian Girl Annie Plenkovich missing in Missoula, Montana - SOLVED

Annie Plenkovich, 17, went missing from the Missoula Public Library on Wednesday afternoon. Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 30's or 40's with thinning hair with glasses. He was last seen wearing blue jeans with an unzipped jacket, and a light colored T-shirt.

Croatian Franciscans: a letter to ICTY, Den Haag, regarding the Vukovar Tragedy
  Povodom Vaše presude ratnim zločincima ... za počinjene zločine nad civilnim stanovništvom, teškim ranjenicima i gradom Vukovarom, ne možemo ne izraziti Vam naše sveopće čuđenje i ne postaviti upitnim cjelokupni rad Vašeg Suda i njegovu dobronamjernost, pravičnost i vjerodostojnost.

Croatia proud at becoming UN Security Council member on Jan 1st 2008

Croatia on Wednesday relished its election into the U.N. Security Council, and officials said it proved that a country considered a trouble spot just 15 years ago could now be accepted as part of the West. President Stipe Mesic said the election was an "exceptional recognition of Croatia and its foreign policy."

Toše Proeski 1981 - 2007 In Memoriam Too good, too young, too soon, too sad

The talented boy from Krusevo - Tose Proeski, one of the best Macedonian vocalists ever, was born on 25 January 1981 in Prilep. Prior to his death, he was a student at the final year of the Skopje Music Academy, at the solo singing department. A personal friend, who loved Croatia and Croatians loved him back.

Croatian American Dennis Kucinich on Colbert Report TONIGHT Oct 15-16, 2007

Stephen Colbert talked about Dennis Kucinich on his show - made Dennis sound smart and funny and dedicated, which of course he is. Colbert challenged Dennis to appear on his show. Dennis accepts challenge tonight... I can't wait! 

Ace-king Karlovic pounds out third title of season in Stockholm

Croatian Ivo Karlovic fired 27 aces to lift his third title of the season on a different surface as he won the indoor Stockholm Open. Along with impeccable Roger Federer, Karlovic is the only other play in the ATP to own titles on three contrasting surfaces during the campaign.

66 out of 300 Croatian Lipizzan horses returned home
66 Lipizzan horses stolen from the Lipik Stud during the Serbian aggression on Croatia in 1991 has been returned. This is a part of about 300 Croatian Lipizzans kept in Serbia, belonging to the Lipik Stud, counting progeny. A part of them starved from hunger and inappropriate treatment.

Croatia stays on the top and beats Israel 1-0 in Euro 2008 qualifying
Zagreb, Croatia: Eduardo Da Silva scored the lone goal Saturday to lead Croatia over Israel 1-0 in European Championship qualifying. It was Eduardo's 10th for Croatia in 10 qualifying matches. Croatia remains at the top of Group E with 26 points, three more than England. Coach Bilic (left) celebrates with a dance.

Closer Croatia 2007 - Croatian Film Festival in London UK, Oct 11-14, 2007

After a very successful Croatian Film Festival in 2004 - the first such a festival in the UK for almost 40 years - there is another one in October. As young Croats of London paved the way and got the winning formula, it's essential to repeat the experiment - this time with more support and more partners.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents The Emergence of Croatian Cinema

The Croatian film production, although small in size, is vital and very versatile in the terms of genre, themes and style, which has been recognized at numerous international film festivals at which, for the last couple of years, they have won important awards. At Lincoln Center, New York Oct 26 - Nov 14, 2007

Croatia's Sailing Grandmothers
  One group of Croatian grandmothers may have found the secret to staying young: sailing. Meet the seafaring seniors as they navigate their skiff off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia

3 Books by Janko Deur

Janko Deur (left) falls into the category of writers who divides his work and lives between two homelands - Croatia and the United States. He has won critical acclaim for his works. Read what the critics have to say and how to get your own copies of Deur's books.

Freedom From Despair Screening at the European Parliament in Brussels

Freedom from Despair is a feature length documentary that explores the untold history of Croatia. Screening for the European Union at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, October 11, 2007 at 9:00 pm. Film by Brenda Brkusic. Music by Nenad Bach.

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