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» 2nd Vladimir Devide Haiku Award - Open Haiku Competition - deadline March 1, 2012
By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic | Published 02/28/2012 | Poetry , Awards | Unrated
Despite a successful international academic career as a renowned mathematician, with professorships in Australia and the US, as well as his native Croatia at the University of Zagreb, it is primarily as a Japanologist and haiku poet that Vladimir Devide is now remembered. Please send your submission in Englihs by email to with 'Haiku competition' in the subject heading. Please remember to include your name, address and contact details.
» The Righteous Road of Stepinac - film by Jakov Sedlar produced by FILMIND Tel Aviv
Important testimonies of Amiel Schromony (1917-2009), Dan Baran and others about blessed cardinal Alojzije Stepinac (1898-1960) in a film by Jakov Sedlar. Text written by Rev. Živko Kustić, narrated by Rick Alerson,  produced by Ron Assouline, Jakov Sedlar and Igor Prizmić, executive producers Dominik Sedlar and Stephen Ollendorf. Digital postproduction by FILMIND - Tel Aviv, 2009. Available on YouTube since February 2012.
» Katarina Livljanic presenting Judith by Marko Marulic a famous Croatian Renaissance writer from 15-16th ct.
Ms. Katarina Livljanic enacted the ancient drama with splendidly pure singing in Croatian, urgent narration, a penetrating gaze and expressive hands. (...) What makes “Judith” seem almost startlingly modern and metaphysical at times is Ms. Livljanic’s incorporation of other 16th-century texts dealing with inner dialogues at climactic moments in the story. The New York Times, USA. Marko Marulić 1450-1525 was Croatian Renaissance writer, one of the most important European spiritual writers of his time. He wrote the Biblical epic in Croatian, and stated expressly on the title of the book that the book was written in Croatian verses - u versih harvatski.
» 1040 years of uninterrupted tradition of celebrating the Day of St Blaise in Dubrovnik
By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic | Published 02/3/2012 | History , Events , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Celebrations of the fest day of St Blaise (in Croatian, Sveti Vlaho), Dubrovnik patron saint, is celebrated since 972 AD, that is, continuously for 1040 years. This patron relates Dubrovnik and Croatia with Armenia, because St Blais was Armenian saint. The Festival of St Blaise is also the City of Dubrovnik Day. Croatian-Armenian friendship society has been founded in Croatia's capital Zagreb in 2003. Its current president is Croatian pianist Naira Astaryan of Armenian origin.
» Ivica Kostelic's third straight win in World Cup slalom in Wengen Switzerland 2012 equals Stenmark feat
By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic | Published 02/1/2012 | Sports | Unrated
"I guess I have something with this mountain like no other," said Kostelic, whose third straight win in the Wengen slalom 15 January 2012 matched Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark. "To find yourself in the same sentence as Ingemar Stenmark is the greatest honour. Unlike many other racers I really am following the history of skiing. They were legends for me." But for Ivica Kostelic, this is fourth victory in career in the slalom in Wengen (2002, 2010, 2011, 2012) and he has the total of six victories and a total of ten podiums in Wengen, and that way he holds the absolute record. The impressive results. Congratulations.
» Sena Jurinac 1921-2011 legendary Croatian artist who shaped the entire opera world
By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic | Published 01/28/2012 | Music , Croatians in B&H , People , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Sena Jurinac was educated as an opera singer in Croatia's capital Zagreb, where she started her opera career in 1943. Since 1945 she was singing for the State Opera in Vienna, until 1982 when she retired.  Dominique Meyer, director of the Vienna State Opera, said the following on the occasion of death of Sena Jurinac: “We are mourning the loss of a legendary artist who shaped not only the Vienna State Opera, but also the entire opera world,’’ She died on 22 November 2011 at the age of 90.
» Professor Davor Solter one of the first to postulate genomic imprinting interviewed in Singapore
By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic | Published 01/26/2012 | Human Rights , Science , Education | Unrated
In seminal experiments studying the developmental potential of maternal and paternal genomes by nuclear transplantation, professor Davor Solter was one of the first to postulate genomic imprinting. His research focuses on genetic and epigenetic mechanisms regulating mouse preimplantation development. He made significant contributions to many areas of mammalian development, including differentiation of germ layers, the biology and genetics of teratocarcinoma, the biology of embryonic stem cells, cloning, and reprogramming. Professor Solter was born in Croatia's capital Zagreb, where he studied medicine and earned his PhD. In the period of 1991-2006 he was the Director of the  Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology in Freiburg in Germany, and now working in Singapore.
» Pino Kuhar Croatian cook unique in the world
By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic | Published 01/22/2012 | Restaurants , People , Humor And Wisdom , Entertainment , Education | Unrated
"Kuhar" in Croatian means "cook". So, Mr. Pino Kuhar from Croatia is Pino the Cook. But Kuhar is his true last name, not the nickname. Now, as a surprise, he was born in the village of Kuhari, that is, in the village of The Cooks! Employed as a professional chef, a few years ago he was proclaimed as the best Croatian chef - Hrvatski kuhar. So, Mr. Pino The Cook is distinguished chef born in the village of The Cooks in Croatia.
» Klapa Grdelin in Croatia's capital Zagreb singing Dalmatian songs
By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic | Published 01/21/2012 | Music , Entertainment , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Klapa Grdelin was founded in Zagreb in February 2000. Throughout the years Grdelin has been exploring and expanding its repertoire that was performed at many concerts and festivals. The repertoire includes original Dalmatian songs arranged by famous composers and ethnomusicologists (Jakov Gotovac, Ljubo Stipišić, Dinko Fio, Duško Tambača and others), popular tunes adapted for klapa singing, traditional folk tunes of Lent and Christmas. Grdelin has found a valuable source of songs in the rich musical heritage of the city of Split and its surrounding area.
» Martina Filjak, Zagreb Croatia, on a world tour starting January 2012
By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic | Published 01/17/2012 | Music , People , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
One of the most exciting young artists to emerge in recent years, Martina Filjak is garnering international praise for her poetic passion and technical mastery at the keyboard as well as for her charismatic personality and magnetic stage presence. Her transition from prodigy to mature artist has been all the more remarkable against the backdrop of political maelstrom that defined her native Croatia during her childhood. ... Martina speaks seven languages. Fortunately, for an active performer, she loves to travel.
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