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» Claudio Radonich since Dec 2016 Mayor of the city of Punta Arenas in Chile has Croatian roots
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/31/2016 | People , Education | Unrated
Claudio Radonich is since December 2016 a new Mayor of the city of Punta Arenas on the very south of Chile. He belongs to the third generation of Croats born in Chile, and his great-grandparents (Radonich's) are from the town of Starigrad on the island of Hvar. Punta Arenas (as well as many other cities in Chile and in South America) has a very strong Croatian immigrant population, dating already since the 19th centu
» Zrinski's in Vienna with emphasis on Nikola Subic Zrinski of Siget + 1566
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/22/2016 | People , History , Education | Unrated
The defense of Siget by Nikola Šubić Zrinski (on the photo) in 1566 entered all the annals of European history in the 16th century. With his 2500 brave soldiers, mostly Croats, he was defending the fortress of Siget in southern Hungary against 90,000 Turks. Cardinal Richelieu, a famous French minister at the court of King Lui XIII, wrote the following: A miracle was necessary for the Habsburg Empire to survive.
» Marinko Marco Radakovic to appear in the film "Patriot's Day"
Submitted By Marko Puljić | Published 12/21/2016 | People , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Marinko Marco Radakovic (left) will appear in the film “Patriot’s Day” directed by Peter Berg, and is about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent terrorist manhunt led by Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Dawhich. This visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and the strength of the people of Boston. Radakovic will be play
» Tom Begich, Croatian American is New State Senator in Alaska
Submitted By Steve Rukavina | Published 12/20/2016 | Politics , People , Community | Unrated
Tom Begich (left), Croatian American from Alaska, has been elected to the State Senate there and won in the Anchorage downtown “J” district. Tom ran unopposed in the general election after he won the August 16th Democratic primary with 62% of the vote against Ed Wesley. The Senate seat opened up when long time Democratic State Senator Johnny Ellis retired after 24 years. This popular incumbent endorsed Tom in the competiti
» Mara Vitols Hrgetic of Venezuela and Don Markusic of Australia describing their bussiness work in Croatia
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/30/2016 | People , Education , Companies , Business | Unrated
Mara Vitols Hrgetić of Venezuela (on the photo, of Latvian parents) and Don Markušić from Australia, were guests of Marijan Ožanić in his monthly interview dedicated to entrepreneurship in Croatia. An example of Mara Vitols Hrgetić is quite interesting since she is a Lathuian born in Venezuela, married to a Croatian (also born in Venezuela) Josip Hrgetić, who started the FORUM Centre in Zagreb, aiming, among others, to eco
» Miro Gavran's play "All About Men" translated into Estonian and premiered in Tallinn in Nov 2016
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/13/2016 | People , Humor And Wisdom , Entertainment , Education | Unrated
Miro Gavran's play "All About Men" has been premiered in Tallinn, capital of Estonia in Vana Baskini Theatre on November 11th. So far it had 16 premieres in theaters from Rio de Janeiro to Zagreb, Moscow, Prague and Krakow. It was translated into ten languages which helped promote this Croatian writer whose work was translated into 38 languages and whose plays had more than 300 premieres and 3 million viewers all a
» Astrid Kuljanic participating A Concert Benefiting the Syrian American Medical Society in NY Nov 29th 2016
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/2/2016 | Music , People , Events , Education , Charity | Unrated
Featured performance, of which Astrid Kuljanić will be a part of: "He Will Be Our Brother," A Concert Benefiting the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, Saint Peter’s Church at 619 Lexington Ave, New York, NY. Special performances by renowned New York City musicians, including Edmar Castańeda, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Kevin Hays, Gregoire Maret, John Ellis, Matt Clohesy, Mag
» Stanko Bilinski's rhombic dodecahedron discovered in Croatia in 1960 and nicely described by Matt Parker
Academician Stanko Bilinski 1909-1998, was distinguished Croatian mathematician, an expert in the field of Geometry. In 1960, he discovered the rhombic dodecahedron. A consequence of results from his PhD dissertation defended in 1944 (published in 1948, both at the University of Zagreb) is that there are precisely 14 semiregular (Archemidian) polyhedra. His results are cited and discussed by distinguished geometers l
» Sandra Paovic of Croatia winning gold medal in table tennis at the 2016 Paraolympic Games in Rio
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 09/16/2016 | Sports , People , Education | Unrated
Paovic’s career in the able-bodied side was cut short on 30 January 2009, by a life threatening car accident en route to the airport in Paris following a match. She suffered a severe cervical spinal injury leaving her with limited use of her legs. “What motivated me to come back to table tennis is the love that I have for table tennis and sport in general,” she said. “Many people were there for


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