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CROWN Croatian World Network Newsletter, October 26, 2008
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  10/26/2008 | Editorials | Unrated
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Marko Vuketić, Burgendland Croat, Austrian ambassador in Ukraine
His Excellency Mr. Marko Vuketić was recently appointed as Austrian ambassador in Ukraine. He belongs to Croatian branch in Austria known under the name of Burgendland Croats, or Gradišćanski Hrvati, living there since the 16th century.

Ivo Karlovic beat Roger Federer at Cincinnati Masters 2008
Ivo Karlović, Croatian tennis player known as The King of Aces, beat Roger Federer at Cincinnati Masters 2008, scoring 21 aces. He has the most devastating serve in ATP history. He is the tallest player ever on the ATP Tour at 208 cm (6 ft 10 in). In 2007 he finished the year with 1,318 aces, second all-time behind Goran Ivanišević, who hit 1,477 in 1996.

Matica Iseljenika Newsletter Srpanj 2008
Misija Hrvatske matice iseljenika je ocuvanje i razvitak hrvatskoga kulturnoga identiteta, materinskoga jezika i obicaja Hrvata koji žive izvan maticne zemlje. Uz kulturne i društvene aktivnosti podupiremo projekte iz svih podrucja ljudske djelatnosti od gospodarstva do športa, koji doprinose afirmaciji hrvatskoga imena u svijetu.

Andrija Stampar, Croatian scientist, father of the World Health Organization
Andrija Štampar (1888-1958), Croatian scientist and professor at the University of Zagreb, is the father of the World Health Organization, founded 60 years ago. He introduced the public health service in China in 1930s, where he spent three years as a specialist and representative of the then League of Nations.

Charles Billich's Bing Ma Yong cycle of paintings in China
Inspired by the conviction that the Chinese Olympic Committee should adopt a traditional symbol as the official image of the 2008 Beijing Bid, Billich created the Bing Ma Yong cycle of paintings. Charles Billich is Croatian-Australian painter, born in Croatia, and official painter of the 2008 Olympiad in China.

Richard Horton's lecture in Zagreb
Richard Horton is editor in chief of The Lancet, one of the oldest and most influential medical journals in the world, issued in Great Britain. In May 2008 he delivered a lecture in Zagreb concerning the problems of scientific publishing. He stressed outstanding achievements of the Croatian Medical Journal and scientific legacy of professors Ana and Matko Marušić.

Marijan Busic - a Croatian visionary with The Cravat
  The name of Mr. Marijan Bušić, Zagreb, is with the unbreakable knot connected to one of the most original and the most attractive Croatian products and souvenirs worldwide, the indigenous Croatian invention - to the CRAVAT.

Ilija Veselica's photo view of Croatia

Ilija Veselica, born in the town of Sinj, Coratia, is a student of Computer Science at the University of Split. He offers us his poetic view to various parts of Croatia via his top quality photos.

Damir Bačić: Hrvatski glazbeni identitet - Discover the music of Croatia
Svaka prilika za predstavljanje hrvatske glazbe u svijetu odlična je prigoda i za promidžbu hrvatske kulture, gospodarstva, gastronomije i svih ostalih oblika turističke ponude. Ali i obratno, prepoznatljiva hrvatska glazbena baština uvijek bi trebala biti glazbena podloga predstavljanju bilo kojeg hrvatskog branda.

Stjepan Radić (1871-1928): The Russian branch of our Jelacic's
Stjepan Radić is one of the greatest Croatian personalities of the 20th century. We present his article dealing with a branch of the Croatian noble family of Jelačić in Russia and their contribution to the Russian culture. With this article we mark 80 years from his tragic destiny.

Nenad N. Bach in Lipik
  Dr. Marica Topić, director of the City Hospital of the town of Lipik, with Nenad N. Bach. We invite you to read about this Croatian town which was totally destroyed in 1991, visited by Nenad in June 2008. Lipik is famous for its Lipizzan horses, a part of which was returned home in 2007.

Cravat is a trademark of Croatia
Croatian soldiers gave the world something that is today unavoidable in fashion: the tie, called la cravate by the French and by the Germans die Krawatte - the expression was coined from the Croatian name, and mentioned for the first time in 1651. The name is in everyday use in many languages throughout the world.

International Conference in honour of Josip Pecaric in Trogir, Croatia
On the left you can see three mathematicians: professor Lars-Erik Persson, Sweden, academician Vladimir D. Stepanov, Russia, and academician Josip Pečarić, Croatia. An exceptionally successful international math conference was orgnaized in June in the town of Trogir, attended by 150 participants. Trogir is a part of World Cultural Heritage, protected by UNESCO.

Croatia - China then and now
On the left you can see a postage stamp issued in Zagreb with Croatian name written in Chinese, designed by Boris Ljubičić. Croatian Tales from Long Ago, written by Ivana Brlić Mažuranić, have been published in China already in 1957. Dragutin Šurbek, a famous Croatian ping-pong player, was very popular in China, nicknamed there as Surbeka.

China Radio International in Croatian language on the WWW
The web site croatian.cri.cn was solemnly opened by China Radio International during a nice ceremony held in Zagreb in July 2nd 2008. It was launched in the presence of Chinese ambassador in Croatia His Excellency Mr. Wu Lianqi and other distinguished guests. It represents the first web site in Croatian language in China.

U potrazi za domoljubljem - Anita Malenica

U Hrvatskoj je potrebno stvoriti prostor za nacionalni ponos - zavapio je kardinal Josip Bozanić. Tom rečenicom pogodio je u srce problema, i to vrlo jasno i precizno. Naši znanstvenici i intelektualni gastarbajteri obogatili su kulture i narode među koje su dolazili. Zašto onda u Hrvatskoj nema tog ponosa u kulturi, književnosti, glazbi, umjetnosti?


Korado Korlevic and Visnjan Astronomical Observatory in Croatia
Korado Korlević is Croatian astronomer of international reputation, infatigable promoter and popularizer of astronomy, especially among the young. He founded the Višnjan Observatory in the town of Višnjan in Istria, where he discovered more than 1,100 asteroids and three comets.

Wimbledon 2008 Intelligent Ancic beats Fernando Verdasco in thriller

The intelligent Croatian, who this time last year was so weak from the after effects of glandular fever that he could barely go for a walk without having to sleep for several hours afterwards, was stoic in his victory. The final set had extended 94 minutes and nerves were clearly at jangling point. However Ancic was sufficiently composed to club his 15th and final ace into quarterfinals.


Stjepan Hauser performed for Prince Charles at St James' Palace in London
Stjepan Hauser, a young and prosperous Croatian violoncellist, performed on 18th June 2008 with the Philharmonia Orchestra on Gala Ceremony at St. James' Palace, a Royal residence in London. The event was attended by Prince Charles. Stjepan recently performed at the Buckingham Palace on 23rd April 2008.
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