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Saturday, 11 September 2021

Union Says Anti-Maskers’ School Invasion Should Be Condemned, Punished

ZAGREB, 11 Sept, 2021 - The Preporod union of school employees on Saturday condemned the anti-maskers who invaded the elementary school in Krapinske Toplice yesterday, saying it was not a protest but a threat to the safety and mental health of those who were present, which should be condemned and punished. "The public condemnation of this violent incident should be prompt and total," the union said in a press release. It added that the invasion of the 30 anti-maskers was also an organised disturbance of the peace, and that they and the organiser should be promptly and severely punished. As for reports…
Saturday, 11 September 2021

Croatian Immunologist to Head EU Federation With 14,000 Researchers

ZAGREB, 11 Sept, 2021 - Croatian immunologist Bojan Polić of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Rijeka has been elected President-elect of the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) for 2022-2024, Večernji List newspaper said on Saturday. Polić was elected at a recent EFIS  general assembly on behalf of the Croatian Immunological Society. He received 38 votes, while his rival candidate gained 10 votes. Over the next three years, Professor Polić will serve as the right-hand man to President Frederica Sallusto, after which he will become President of this organisation that brings together 35 immunological societies representing 14,000 researchers. For…
Saturday, 11 September 2021

Music Publishers Appeal to MPs Not to Adopt Proposed Copyright Bill

ZAGREB, 11 Sept, 2021 - International associations of music publishers and independent publishing companies have called on members of the Croatian Parliament not to adopt the Copyright and Related Rights Bill because it will destroy the Croatian music industry. They sent a letter to MPs saying that the adoption of the final bill, which is soon to receive its second reading in Parliament, would seriously harm the development of the Croatian music market as well as Croatian and European music performers, the Croatian Phonographic Association and the Association for the Protection, Collection and Distribution of Phonogram Producers' Rights said in…
Saturday, 11 September 2021

Syrian Who Gave 50 Years to Croatia Passes Away: An Extraordinary Man

September 11, 2021 - He came to Croatia by chance in 1969 but stayed on purpose. The sad passing of Mohamed Radwan Joukhadar from Syria, whose contribution to Vukovar, Sveta Nedelja, and Croatia was immeasurable.  We only met twice, but he left a lasting impression on me, both for his achievements and his humility, and I was very sad to learn yesterday that Syrian entrepreneur Mohamed Radwan Joukhadar passed away a week ago at the age of 73.  Of all the unusual stories I have come across in my time in Croatia, his was one of the most incredible.  "Have…
Saturday, 11 September 2021

First Phase of Croatian 2021 Census Begins on Monday

September the 11th, 2021 - The Croatian 2021 census is about to get underway, and as of Monday, you can fill in your details for yourself and other members of your household online via the e-Citizens (e-Gradjani) system. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, a press conference entitled “CENSUS 21” from the Central Bureau of Statistics and the Central State Office for the Development of the Digital Society was held yesterday on the occasion of the beginning of the first digital Census of the Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Croatia 2021. Namely, from September the 13th to October the 17th,…
Friday, 10 September 2021

Ruđer Bošković Institute Plasmonic Effect Research Shows Promise

September 10, 2021 -The Ruđer Bošković Institute plasmonic effect research described the property of nanoisland metal films of silver and copper which can be seen in various applications, particularly in green technology development. Metal nanoparticles are submicron scale entities made of pure metals (e.g., gold, platinum, silver, titanium, zinc, cerium, iron, and thallium) or their compounds (e.g., oxides, hydroxides, sulfides, phosphates, fluorides, and chlorides), as explained by the Science Direct website. When it comes to modern science, a particular interest in metals has now shifted to the Plasmonic effect. This effect is an interaction between free electrons in metal nanoparticles…
Friday, 10 September 2021

How a Split Photographer Scooped Soviet Brezhnev Funeral World Exclusive

September 10, 2021 - Continuing our look at the exploits of world-famous Split photographer Jadran Lazic and his behind-the-scenes stories of capturing the biggest names and events, how the man from Split became the only Western-accredited photographer at the Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev funeral back in 1982.  These days, celebrity photographer Jadran Lazic can be found at home among his beloved lavender fields on the island of Hvar, reflecting on a glittering career being the camera spanning over 50 years. In addition to snapping some of the world's biggest names, he has also racked up some impressive world exclusives over…
Friday, 10 September 2021

Grape Harvest Begins in Feričanci - Enosophia is Born!

September 10, 2021 - Enosophia is born! The new winery and Slavonian wine brand have started harvesting grapes, which will supplement the existing offer after fermentation. The harvest at the Božilovac vineyard site in Feričanci has begun! The first in the repertoire was the Graševina variety, part of which has already been selected for sparkling wine bases that need a little more acid.' Slobodan Kadic "While for most people, the end of August and the beginning of September means the end of summer, for us, that period means the beginning of the grape harvest and the most exciting part of…
Friday, 10 September 2021

Oldest and Best Preserved Shipwreck in Adriatic Discovered Near Ilovik

September the 10th, 2021 - Did you know that the best preserved shipwreck is from the 2nd century BC and was found in the waters surrounding Losinj near the island of Ilovik? This important archeological discovery was discovered at a depth of only two and a half metres, and previously undertaken research has confirmed that it is indeed the oldest ancient ship ever discovered in the Adriatic. As Morski writes, this ancient wooden ship was built using the technique of "joining grooves and tabs", and in the process of its creation, the formwork was first constructed, and then the skeleton…
Thursday, 9 September 2021

Croatia Cooperates With Iran to Improve Halal Industry and Tourism

September 10, 2021 - The head of Croatia’s Halal Industries Center, together with the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has agreed to increase the cooperation between the two countries in boosting the halal industry including food, medical, and tourism in the country.  Halal tourism in Croatia has increased significantly over the years with an observed 40% growth in the number of visitors coming from the Middle East, Persian Gulf, and North Africa this year. Due to this, Croatia continues to strive in keeping up with the international halal standards.  According to Islamic Republic News Agency, Ambassador Parviz Esmaili…
Thursday, 9 September 2021

Scope Project: Višnjan Observatory on STEM Popularization Mission

September 9, 2021 - The Višnjan Observatory and other relevant institutions are enrolled in the Scope Project. Under the motto "Science connects people", the goal is to popularise and improve the STEM area in Croatia. When it comes to astronomy in Croatia, the Višnjan Observatory in Istria holds the top place as the best location to gaze up at the stars, and both the Croatian and international public seems to recognise that. The work undertaken there speaks for itself, especially when it comes to events like discovering new asteroids, and people's willingness to support the cause is evident in a…
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