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» Oto Resinger 1927-2016 distinguished Croatian caricaturist
The people of Zagreb remember him as a well-known and charismatic face of the city, who came up with his ideas every day, absorbing the city's atmosphere by transferring them to paper, he gained world fame. His departure created a void that is impossible to fill, but the goal of the House of Cartoons in Zagreb is to make Oto's spirit live forever. Except in Croatia, he published his caricatures abroad (in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Great Britain): in Quick, Nebelsparter, Panorama, Punch.
» Andrej Dujella: Diophantine m-tuples and Elliptic Curves, published by Springer, Cham, 2024.
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 07/3/2024 | Science , Education | Unrated
Andrej Dujella is a leading Croatian expert in Number Theory. This book provides an overview of the main results and problems concerning Diophantine m-tuples, i.e., sets of integers or rationals with the property that the product of any two of them is one less than a square, and their connections with elliptic curves. It presents the contributions of famous mathematicians of the past, like Diophantus, Fermat and Euler, as well as some recent results of the author and his collaborators.
» Ivana Marija Vidovic a member of the pianist jury for PREMIO TUSCANY in Italy
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 07/1/2024 | Music , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Ivana Marija Vidović was on the jury in Tuscany for the first time, and at the personal invitation of the world-famous pianist Daniel Rivera, as the very first Croatian from Dubrovnik to join such jury and to decide the winners in all categories for solo piano. In addition to the Argentinian pianist Daniel Rivera, the jury included the president of the jury, the German pianist, organist, conductor and president of the Schubert competition in Germany, Roland Proell, and two Italian colleagues, Federica Monti and Vincenzo Marrone d'Alberti.
» Zlatko Josip Grgić Croatian guitarist playing Chaconne by J. S. Bach on the famous Torres guitar La Invencible
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 07/1/2024 | Music , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated

Zlatko Josip Grgić was born in Croatia's capital Zagreb in 2001. From his earliest childhood, he has been surrounded by some of the best guitar players in the world. In the spring of 2018, he recorded Ennio Morricone's Cinema Paradiso as a music video in Venice. In December 2018, he gave a successful concert in Barcelona on the famous Torres guitar, La Invencible (The Invincible), as Torres himself had named it, which is the only guitar among the National Treasures of Spain. On that occasion, the Spanish gave Zlatko Josip Grgić has the nickname Torres' Whisperer.
» Nathalie Rayes ambassador of the USA to Croatia visited FER, University of Zagreb, in June 2024
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 06/16/2024 | Education | Unrated
Nathalie Reyes (on the photo with Vedran Bilas, the dean of FER): "Today, I visited the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) at the University of Zagreb, one of Croatia's top institutions. Meeting with talented and innovative students was truly inspiring. The future of engineering and computing in Croatia is bright!" Nathalie Rayes was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia on January 10, 2024.
» 1145 years since the first international recognition of Croatia: 879 - 2024
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 06/7/2024 | History , Education | Unrated

The Croatian Prince Branimir, 9th century, made important steps in strengthening the relations with Rome. During the solemn divine service in St. Peter's church in Rome in 879, Pope John VIII gave his blessing to the prince and the whole Croatian people, about which he informed Branimir in his letters, the first one dated on May 21, 879. This was the first time that the Croatian state was officially recognized (at that time the international legitimacy was given by the Pope), which, as we see, happened more than eleven centuries ago!
» The Xth Dubrovnik International Conference on the Sanskrit Epics and Puranas - DICSEP 2023
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 05/31/2024 | Science , Education | Unrated
» Croatian Statehood Day, 30th May
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 05/30/2024 | Education | Unrated
Google's Doodle celebrates Croatia's Statehood Day. On May 30,1990, Croatia established  its first democratically-elected, multi-party parliament. Despite forming its parliament, Croatia couldn't immediately separate from the former Yugoslavia. A year later, parliament finally gained the power to declare independence on June 25, 1991, after 93% of citizens voted for Croatia to become a sovereign state. This event holds the record for the largest voter turnout in Croatian history and is considered one of the most significant Croatian historical events.
» Yoko Nishii bridges Okinawa, Japan and Croatia performing Dora Pejacevic
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 05/16/2024 | Music , Culture And Arts | Unrated

The concert is organized by the Honorary Consulate of Croatia in Naha as a cultural exchange program between Croatia and Naha City. Also, as a charity concert, the proceeds will be donated through the Croatian Embassy to support the recovery from the Noto Peninsula Earthquake. The program includes compositions by Dora Pejačević (1885-1923), the first Croatian women-composer. The concert will take place on 19th May 2024 in the Naha Cultural Arts Theater "NAHArt", which was opened in 2021.
» Croats in South America
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 05/3/2024 | People , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated

In this article, we have only touched upon a vast subject of Croats in South America, covering their contributions in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Venezula,... in numerous field of culture, art and science. among the best known such persons is Juan (Ivan) Vučetić, the father of scientific dactyloscopy (identification by fingerprints; on the photo). We mention also painters Kristian Kreković, Zdravko Dučmelić, Gustav Likan.
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