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Friday, 22 July 2022

Seven Living Croatian Noble Pen Shells Discovered in Porec Waters

July the 22nd, 2022 - Croatian noble pen shells, much like pen shells which were once found in abundance across the Mediterranean, are now a dying breed. To save them from becoming extinct, a fate from which they'd never return, they are strictly protected by law in Croatia, and there are numerous initiatives underway to keep them alive. Seven living Croatian noble pen shells have been found in the Porec waters, which is enough to give researchers, experts and carers a spring in their step. As Lucio Lorencin/Morski writes, on July the 17th, the Porec-based Society for Underwater Activities and…
Thursday, 21 July 2022

Croatia Braces for Second Heatweave this Summer

ZAGREB, 21 July 2022 - Croatia's Meteorological and Hydrological Service has stated that after a 10-day interlude of not-so-high temperatures, the second heatwave this summer begins in Croatia on Thursday and will run through Sunday. The maximum daily temperatures can reach 40 degrees Celsius in some areas. The DHMZ explains that the ongoing warm front is moving from western Europe to our region and will probably remain along the Adriatic coast next week. Citizens are urged to follow the advice on how to stay safe during extremely hot temperatures. For more, check out our lifestyle section.
Thursday, 21 July 2022

Krapanj Island to Host Eco Heritage Task Force

ZAGREB, 21 July 2022 - The island of Krapanj will host from 24 July to 6 August the Eco Heritage Task Force, a volunteer-based environmental and reconstruction programme of the Croatian Heritage Foundation (HMZ) bringing together youth of Croatian descent for 30 years now. Participants come from all over the world and most are second or third generation Croatian emigrants, Croatian ethnic minority communities in neighbouring countries and Croats from Bosnia and Herzegovina. This year's host is Krapanj in Šibenik-Knin County. Participants will tidy up the island, including access to the beach for persons with disabilities, an old growth forest, and the seaside waters. The volunteer…
Thursday, 21 July 2022

20 Ways Croatia Changed Me in 20 Years: 12. Croatian Language & J*beni Dialects

July 22, 2022 - Twenty years a foreigner in Croatia. Part 12 of 20 Ways Croatia Changed Me in 20 Years - the Croatian language is the most logical I have ever learned, but the dialects will kill you.  I am pretty good at languages, but I gave up in Croatia. But not for the reasons that you might think, for I genuinely think that the Croatian language is easily the most logical that I have ever attempted to learn, with the possible exception of Esperanto.  My Russian was pretty good, and I was comfortable enough to give live television…
Thursday, 21 July 2022

Zagreb Through the Eyes of a Sixteen Year Old Expat: Part 2

July 21, 2022 - As Zagreb continues to become a beloved destination to visitors and a home full of life to those fortunate, the continuation of the new TCN series – exploring the thriving capital of Zagreb through the eyes of a sixteen-year-old expat – presents culinary traditions that I have experienced during my time here. Starting from Zagreb’s popular living landmark: the Dolac Market. A crowded hub of interactions, which overlooks the main square, comprises itself of a raised open site lined with endless stalls of fresh produce. Additionally, the market's variety consists of seafood, which is set up…
Thursday, 21 July 2022

Gladiator To Be Screened In Pula Arena On 24 July

ZAGREB, 21 July 2022- The International Sound & Film Music Festival (ISFMF), which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, will mark the 22nd anniversary of Ridley Scott's historical masterpiece Gladiator in the Pula Arena on 24 July. The film Gladiator will for the first time be screened in the only place that truly deserves it, in the Pula Arena, one of the largest and best-preserved amphitheatres in the world, the festival's organisers said. One of the most awarded film artists of all time, sound designer Scott Millan, winner of four Oscars, six Emmys, four BAFTA awards, as well as numerous other awards, will…
Thursday, 21 July 2022

Ivy League Next for Top Entrepreneur with Ties to Croatia: Meet Eric Tolic

July 21, 2022 - Eric Tolic has had quite a year so far. The young entrepreneur from Toronto, Ontario, was not only named one of the top in Canada, but also admitted to the prestigious Columbia University for graduate studies this fall. As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, Eric Tolic already has his next goal in mind — an Ivy League degree. Founded in 1754, Columbia University boasts impressive alumni and is notoriously selective among its international applicants. With an acceptance rate of just 3.73% for undergraduate students in 2022, getting in is no easy feat. “It’s incredible”, said…
Thursday, 21 July 2022

Shaq Performed as DJ Diesel at Culture Club Revelin in Dubrovnik

July 21, 2022 - After a successful performance at the club 'Diamond' on Krk, Shaquille O'Neal (aka DJ Diesel) arrived in Dubrovnik, where on Friday night, he set the atmosphere at Culture Club Revelin to a fever pitch with mixed sets of trap, hip-hop, and dubstep. Shaq does not hide his enthusiasm for Croatia. He confirmed this in numerous interviews, especially after his performance at Zrće 2019 as DJ Diesel. It is interesting that Shaq, unlike many fellow athletes, does not "run away" from the media, but is happy to give interviews and statements. He is also enthusiastic about his fellow basketball players, and dedicated one…
Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Wine Tour de Slavonia: From the Golden Valley to Easternmost Vineyard in Ilok

July 20, 2022 - From the Golden Valley to the easternmost vineyard in Ilok, a 'Wine Tour de Slavonia' with Mirena Bagur and Winfried Burke. With Graševina representing one out every four vines in Croatia and being the most produced wine in Croatia, it felt appropriate to celebrate it by introducing influencing guests from the US to the Graševina Festival in Osijek, where several Croatian organizations hosted the conference to discuss the past, present, and future of the variety.  Hence, we decided to “Head on East Croatia,” the cleverly designed marketing campaign by Slavonia Travel, to truly enjoy and explore all…
Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Croatian Interactive Map Shows Cleanliness of Sea at Different Beaches

July the 20th, 2022 - Ever wondered if the waves which gently lap at the shore of your favourite beach is actually all that clean? Of course, few seas are as gorgeous, crystal clear and inviting as the Croatian Adriatic, but just how clean is it really? A new Croatian interactive map reveals all. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the proper criteria for evaluating seawater quality on beaches, as well as test methods, are prescribed by the Regulation on the quality of sea for bathing (NN73/08), which is harmonised with Directive 2006/7/EC of the European Parliament from back in February 2006…
Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Sljeme Summer Camp for Gifted Children Successfully Organised

July the 20th, 2022 - The Sljeme summer camp for gifted children has been successful, and twenty children of varying ages and school grades took part at the Mala Hunjka mountain lodge. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, HSM, a Croatian IT company which has been present on the market for more than 30 years now, in cooperation with the associations Dar (Gift) and Vjetar u ledja (Tail wind), organised the Sljeme summer camp for gifted children from July the 11th to the 15th at the Mala Hunjka mountain lodge. Twenty gifted children partook, from the third, fourth and fifth grade, all of…
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