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» Vjeko Martinko director of Hotel Villa Astra in Lovran celebrating his 70th birthday in October 2017
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 10/16/2017 | Hotels , Tourism , People , Entertainment , Education , Croatian Cuisine , Companies , Business | Unrated
Vjeko Martinko, director of the Hotel Villa Astra in the town of Lovran, Croatia, celebrated his 70th birthday with his friends and colleagues, including his schoolteacher Ana Ujević. As always, Vjeko is full of energy, fresh ideas and challenges for the future. The celebration was held in a peaceful and very pleasant environment of the hotel and the surrounding beautiful park, filling us with a special energy and enthusiasm
» Mirko Tomasovic 1938-2017 distinguished Croatian literary historian and translator
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 09/8/2017 | People , History , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
A member of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Mirko Tomasović was the most prolific literary translator from Romance languages in Croatia and distinguished expert in Latinist literature. He left us important studies on the written Croatian and Latin heritage of Marko Marulić (1450-1524), the most important Croatian Renaissance writer. His translations into Croatian include about 20 books of Italian, French, Portuguese, Spa
» Tomislav "Tom" Mihaljevic is named new CEO of the Cleveland Clinic
Submitted By Marko Puljić | Published 09/5/2017 | People , News , Community , Business | Unrated
In just a few months, Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic (left) will take over as the new president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic. The incoming CEO was born in Croatia and is a naturalized American citizen. He earned his medical degree from the University of Zagreb's medical school in Croatia and completed his residency in cardiovascular surgery at the Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery of the University of Zurich in Switzerland before coming to the
» Yoko Nishii has a pianist concert tour in Croatia Sep 2017: Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split, Vinkovci, Sisak
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 09/3/2017 | Music , People , Education | Unrated
Yoko Nishii is indefatiguable proponent of fine music, including Japanese and Croatian. Her concert tour in September 2017 includes Japanese authors Kozaburo Hirai and Kosaku Yamada, as well as Croatian authors Božidar Kunc (brother of a distinguished Croatian opera singer Zinka Kunc) and Dora Pejačević (the first internationally known Croatian woman-composer). As we can see, music does not know the borders. Yoko Nis
» Dina Merhav דינה מרחב‎‎ distinguished Croatian born Israeli sculptor presented by Yoko Nishii
Submitted By Yoko Nishii | Published 08/9/2017 | People , Ideas , Environment , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Dina Merhav is an international artist, born in 1936 in the city of Vinkovci, Croatia, whose works are in public and private collections throughout the globe. Her sculptures can be found in Mumbai, India, Geneve, Switzerland, Canada, USA and Europe. In Israel, her base and homeland, the sculptures are placed in parks, schools, industrial plants, and memorial sites. Her first individual exhibition outside of Israel too
» Darko Varga 1956-2017 distinguished Croatian publicist
Darko Varga, 1956-2017, born in the city of Osijek, grown up in the town of Dalj, attended High School in his native city, and completed his studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Zagreb. From 1993 till 2000, he served as director of HEP (Croatian Electric Supply) in the region of Baranja on the NE of Croatia. He was active in revitalizing Croatian villages as well as ecotourism in Baranja, ravaged
» Mike Vucelic 1931-2012 Apollo system manager for NASA and Rockwell in charge of 300 NASA engineers
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 06/17/2017 | Science , People , History , Education | Unrated
Milojko Mike Vucelic, born in the town of Garešnica, Croatia, completed the Faculty of Machanical Engineering of the University of Zagreb in 1954. Since January 1962 he worked for Apollo, and subsequently he served as one of directors of the Apollo Program. The mission of Apollo 8 in 1968 was circulating around Moon's orbit with the crew of three astronauts, and Mike Vucelic considers this to be his greatest s
» George Skurla 1921-2001 led the 1600-man team that built the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing module
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 05/17/2017 | Science , People , Education | Unrated
In 1965, George Skurla became director of operations for Grumman at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Kennedy Space Center (KSC). In that position, he brought together the 1,600-man Grumman team responsible for the final assembly, test and pre-launch checkout for the Apollo lunar module vehicle. Skurla led the team that built the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing module. The lunar modul spacecraft
» Dora Pejacevic 1885-1923 the first internationally known Croatian woman composer
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 04/12/2017 | Music , People , Education | Unrated
Born into an old, noble family, the talented pianist would grow up to become one of the most influential figures in Croatian music. During her short life (she died in childbirth at the age of 38) she composed 57 completed works, including a hefty ouvre for solo piano, sixteen chamber works, and dozens of lieder. But she made her mark with the human voice; Pejačević is credited with bringing orchestral song to Croatian


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