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» Elizabeth Peratrovich a native woman in Alaska and civil rights pioneer bearing Croatian second name
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/30/2020 | Human Rights , Politics , People , Education | Unrated
Elizabeth Peratrovich (1911-1958) was a native Tlingit woman and civil rights pioneer who, in 1945, was instrumental in getting the Alaska legislature to pass what historians cite as the first anti-discrimination law in America (pre-dating the Civil Rights Act by 19 years). In 1988, the state of Alaska designated Feb. 16 -- the anniversary of the signing of the act -- as a holiday honoring Elizabeth Peratrovich. Her second name of
» Croatian female handball team winning bronze medal at EURO 2020 in Denmark
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/21/2020 | Sports , Education | Unrated
Near the end of Anno Domini 2020, Croatian Female Handball representation brought us a fantastic gift from Denmark, by winning bronze medal in the semifinals against the host country. Congratulations to the whole team for their efforts, as well as to the trainer and all the accompanying persons. The is the greatest success of Croatian female handball sport in history. On the photo Tea Pijević, amazing Croatian goalkeep
» Croatia shining in 2020
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/15/2020 | Science , Education , Culture And Arts , Croatian Cuisine , Business | Unrated
I am sure that many of you, like me, have lived about ten lifetimes this year, the most chaotic, stressful, unpredictable and scary perhaps ever. But we are still here, hanging on, and hoping for better things. But 2020 was not such a disaster for everyone. In fact, if you take a step back from all the doom and gloom and try and look on the brighter side of life, there is an awful lot of positivity to celebrate, espe
» Branka Musulin 1917-1975 distinguished Croatian pianist
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/10/2020 | Music , People , Education | Unrated
Branka Musulin, fantastic Croatian pianist, completed the Academy of Music of the University of Zagreb at the age of 19. She spent most of her pianistic life in Germany, and played under the baton of Hans Mueller-Kray, Willem Mengelberg, Hermann Abendroth, Franz Konwitschny, Karl Boehm, Georg Solti and Sergiu Celibidache. She had numerous pianist concerts throughout Europe, especially in her native Croatia and
» Maxo Vanka film to be made | American Sistine Chapel
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/7/2020 | People , In Memoriam , Education , Culture And Arts , Religion | Unrated
Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka has the following mission: to conserve and protect for permanent public exhibition the nationally recognized Maxo Vanka Murals within St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Pittsburgh, enabling the immigrant artist's "gift to America" to serve as an enduring catalyst for community engagement and education, inspire social and cultural dialogue, celebrate diversity, and
» MIRET ecological sneakers made with 97% natural materials
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/3/2020 | Science , Environment , Education , Companies , Business | Unrated
Hrvoje and Domagoj Boljar, from the town of Duga Resa near the city of Karlovac, Croatia: "We are industry insiders who have inherited a factory from our father in our 20s. We have manufactured sneakers for some of the most famous high-end brands in the world. We realised that the footwear industry is horrible to the environment. So we set out to use our manufacturing experience to really redesign shoes from bottom u
» Marina Jurica singing meteorologist lead commentator for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 2019
Marina Jurica graduated from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) with two degrees: one in Meteorology and the other in Opera Performance. She is persuing both of her passions. She worked in Orlando, Florida, before becoming chief meteorologist at CBS47 in 2016. She was the first female chief meteorologist in the USA, and is still one of the few female chiefs. She appeared as professional opera singer in the Canadian tour of "L
» Artur R. Bagdasarov wrote a new monograph: Croatian Language - a View from Russia
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/13/2020 | Croatian Language , Education | Unrated
Artur R. Bagdasarov, an Armenian scholar living in Moscow, expert in Croatian language, has published a new monograph: Hrvatski jezik. Pogled iz Rusije (Croatian Language - a View from Russia), Moscow 2020, 388 pp. The book is intended primarily for Russian readers willing to learn more about Croatian language. The book can be useful to anybody, from experts to amateurs. Dr. Bagdasarov is a recipient of a prestigious INA Award for his
» Yoko Nishii's lecture about Croatia in the Toba High School in Japan 2020
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 10/31/2020 | Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
The city of Toba in Japan has a high school attended by 169 students. Yoko Nishii, living in the city of Ise close to Toba, has delivered a lecture about Croatia, its history and culture, repeated for all six classes of the school (on 25th and 26th October, 2020). Yoko Nishii has prepared 150 beautiful slides dealing with Croatia. She is not only fluent in Croatian language, but as a pianist she visited almost every corner of Croatia: she h


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