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Thursday, 4 November 2021

Teachers' Association Asks Minister to Expedite COVID-19 Testing of Students

ZAGREB, 4 Nov 2021 - The teachers' Facebook group Staff Room on Thursday asked Education Minister Radovan Fuchs to expedite the testing of students and reduce waiting times for test results in order to contribute to curbing the spread of the coronavirus infection and reduce the need for online classes. In an open letter to the minister, the group says that over the last few weeks the epidemiological situation in schools has been deteriorating even though the ministry, in cooperation with the Public Health Institute, has done a lot to prevent schools from turning into infection hotspots. That the situation in…
Thursday, 4 November 2021

Start Your Split Morning Right with Chops Breakfast, Fresh Juices, and Fit Options

November 4, 2021 - Because Chops breakfast serves every kind of Split morning, rain or shine.  Breakfast - sworn by parents as the most important meal of the day, never missed by athletes, and indeed a meal no tourist traveling Croatia can afford to miss before their sightseeing adventures.  And while you're exploring Split, you'll notice that some restaurants do breakfast better than the rest. Chops Grill is one of them.  Making waves last year with their affordable yet quick grab-n-go brekky options, like the irresistible croissant sandwich with prosciutto or salmon and tangy spring onion and honey mustard touch,…
Thursday, 4 November 2021

Split Beard Auction Returns at New Location with Same Movember Fun

November 4, 2021 - The atypical humanitarian Split Beard Auction is part of the global Movember movement. The highly anticipated event celebrates its jubilee 5th edition this year. The auction urges men to stop shaving in November and determine the price of their beards or the amount for which they are willing to shave them off. Then, if enough donations are collected for that beard, the person shaves at the Beard Auction on the first Sunday in December, and the collected funds are donated to the Split County League Against Cancer. People can also nominate a "beard" or "mustache" via social…
Thursday, 4 November 2021

An Expensive Death: Mirogoj Grave Site Reservations Soar in Price

November the 4th, 2021 - Funerals can be just as expensive as any other form of gathering, and without sounding utterly morbid - if you want to die with a bit of luxury and an empty pocket, then reserving a Mirogoj grave site might be up your alley. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, across the Republic of Croatia, grave site prices range from a few thousand to an incredible half a million kuna. An eye-poppingly expensive ad was published recently on the popular Njuskalo buying and selling website, which acts a bit like the original Croatian eBay. For ''just'' 479,000 kuna (which…
Wednesday, 3 November 2021

World Day of Romani Language being Observed in Croatia this Week

ZAGREB, 3 November, 2021 - MP Veljko Kajtazi, who represents the ethnic Roma minority, said in Parliament on Wednesday that the World Day of Romani Language was being marked in Croatia this week for 13 years in a row. 5 November was proclaimed by UNESCO as the World Day of Romani Language in 2015 to promote the preservation of Romani language and culture, improve the well-being of Romani people, and recognise the importance of all languages, whose diversity is a source of strength for all societies to share. The initiative for this day was launched by the Croatian parliament in 2012. The World…
Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Celebrating 10 Years of Peskafondo: Interview with Ivan 'Gariful' Gospodnetic

Novmber 3, 2021 - As Hvar prepares for the tenth anniversary of its squid-fishing championship, Peskafondo 2021, TCN catches up with co-founder Ivan 'Gariful' Gospodnetic, owner of the famous Restaurant Gariful, to reflect on the last decade.  During the summer, his restaurant is a magnet to the rich and famous in search of fabulous sea food and the finest wines. Here you can find yourself sitting next to the likes of Bono, Jon Bon Jovi, and Michael Jordan.  But there is another side to Ivan 'Gariful' Gospodnetic, very much a local Hvar boy, and one who has done much for…
Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Zagreb Air Pollution Data Come from Company for Air Cleaning Products, says Professor

ZAGREB, 2 November, 2021 - Zvjezdana Bencetić Klaić of the Zagreb Faculty of Science said on Monday the information earlier in the day that Zagreb was one of the cities with the most polluted air in the world came from the website of a company making air cleaning products. Speaking on Croatian Television, the professor said the company "publishes all data available to it from the web, regardless of their quality." Besides using data from state stations which monitor air quality, she said, the website also uses some unusual sources such as Tobacco Travno. At this time of year emissions of pollutants are higher due…
Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Croatian Divers Cleaned the Seabed of Plastic, Rubber and Glass in Bakar

November 2, 2021 - As part of the Eco Patrol 2021 - Kvarner, an ecological action of cleaning the seabed in Bakar was held yesterday. This action is of great importance for the town because Croatian divers from different parts of the country took part in the action, and they cleaned the area from Nova Riva to Luka. As reported by the Bakar Tourist Board, the ecological underwater cleaning campaign was organized by the Diving Promotion Agency in cooperation with the Luben Bakar Maritime Sports Association, the HRVI Nemo-Adriatic Diving Club, and the Marco Polo Diving Center under the auspices of…
Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Vinas Mora: Croatian Wine 'Supergroup' Forms in Primošten

November 2, 2021 - Vinas Mora is a new label of natural wines from the ancient stone vineyards of Babić and other local varieties in Primošten.  In the music world, you may be familiar with the term 'supergroup', which would be roughly defined as a band composed of already proven musicians who have world-renowned careers. There are numerous examples where heavyweights have come together under a common denominator: Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age in Them Crooked Vultures, Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, and others in Super Heavy, or the inevitable Audioslave which…
Tuesday, 2 November 2021

New Valamar Stari Grad Nature Resort to Reposition and Redevelop Hvar Tourism

November 2, 2021 - The new Valamar Stari Grad nature resort will be a fully sustainable resort positioned for family vacations that respects the highest standards of green building. Hotel company "Helios Faros" d.d. from Stari Grad on the island of Hvar launched a significant investment cycle in its facilities after a 2019 recapitalization by the new owners of "PBZ Croatia osiguranje" to manage mandatory pension funds and "Valamar Riviera" from Poreč, reports Slobodna Dalmacija. So far, more than HRK 91 million has been invested, which includes the renovation and launch of the first hotel under the new brand "Hvar…
Tuesday, 2 November 2021

All of Zagreb Coronavirus Vaccination Points and Instructions Published

November the 2nd, 2021 - Here is a definitive and current list of all Zagreb coronavirus vaccination points across the city, as well as any appropriate remarks and instructions related to them. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, since February the 25th, 2020, when the first case of a person infected with the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, was recorded in the Republic of Croatia, according to the latest data, over 460,000 people have been infected. You can get vaccinated against coronavirus in all counties across Croatia, but if you live in or are soon going to be here in Zagreb, here's a list…
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