Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Epidemiologist Branko Kolaric Unsure About Herd Immunity Through Omicron

January the 11th, 2022 - The new Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus has taken Europe by storm, sweeping through country after country with some richer Northern European nations such as the United Kingdom recording eye-watering infection rates despite having a very high vaccination rate. Croatian epidemiologist Branko Kolaric has spoken out about Omicron, stating that while this variant is the mildest of all so far, he doesn't believe that it will necessarily lead to herd immunity. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, epidemiologist Branko Kolaric of the Croatian Institute of Public Health has stated that he is far from surprised by…
Monday, 10 January 2022

Boat in Which Two Officers Will Row Across Atlantic Launched

ZAGREB, 10 Jan 2022 - Fenix, a boat in which two retired Homeland War officers plan to row across the Atlantic, was launched on Zagreb's Jarun lake on Monday, and if they succeed, Croatia will join 31 other countries which have accomplished that feat. Werner Ilić and Martin Cruickshank are the first Croats attempting to row across the Atlantic. Their endeavor is part of a project called "Across the Atlantic Ocean with a Paddle." The two will set off towards the end of the month and their trip is expected to last 90 days. Project manager Dražen Hrženjak said the campaign was also…
Monday, 10 January 2022

2nd Semester of School Year Starts Mainly with Classroom Lessons

ZAGREB, 10 Jan 2022 -  The second semester of the 2021-2022 school year began on Monday in Croatia, with face-to-face classes in most schools, however, online classes are being organized in 24 schools this week in eight out of 20 counties due to current epidemiological developments. Of those 24 schools, seven are in Zadar County, five in Split-Dalmatia County, and four in Šibenik-Knin County and Vukovar-Srijem County each. The Buje-based grammar school in the Italian language is organizing mixed-type lessons. On 7 January, Education Minister Radovan Fuchs said that primary and secondary school students accounted for 8.7% of coronavirus cases and that this was…
Monday, 10 January 2022

Čakovec High School Teachers Welcomed Students in Original Way (PHOTOS)

January 10, 2022 - On the first day of the second school semester, Čakovec high school teachers dressed up as famous movie and television characters.  As was well established in the previous weeks and then recently confirmed by the Minister of Education, Radovan Fuchs, school classes would return today to start the second semester of school. Despite the record increase in positive cases of coronavirus, especially after the Christmas and New Year celebrations and in the midst of the omicron variant, the Ministry of Education confirmed that the classes would be given face-to-face throughout the country. Until now, they reported, they…
Monday, 10 January 2022

Last Year Sees 26,500 More Insured Persons in Pension Fund than in 2019

ZAGREB, 10 Jan 2022 - The Croatian Pension Insurance Institute (HZMO) reported on Monday that there were 1,571,672 insured persons in 2021, which is 2.3% more than in 2020 and 1.7% more than in 2019. According to HZMO figures, at the end of December 2021, there were 35,372 or 2.3% more insured persons compared to 31 December 2020 and 26,480 or 1.7% more insured persons than in the pre-pandemic 2019. The number of insured persons is an indicator of employment. According to the HZMO, the number of insured persons at the end of 2021 was the largest in the manufacturing industry (245,400)…
Monday, 10 January 2022

Croatian Rapid Antigen Tests to be Enough for Proof of COVID-19

January the 10th, 2022 - A big change is coming to the fight against coronavirus in Croatia, as Croatian rapid antigen tests (RAT/BAT) will soon be enough to prove a COVID-19 infection, without the need for an additional PCR test to back up a positive antigen result. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, a PCR test will no longer be mandatory, and soon Croatian rapid antigen tests will be enough to detect and prove a COVID-19 infection and later obtain EU digital covid certification, as was announced on Monday by Health Minister Vili Beros, who visited KBC Split together with Prime Minister…
Monday, 10 January 2022

Croatia’s First High School for Classical Ballet to Open in Rijeka?

January 10th, 2022 - The City of Rijeka announced plans to open a high school for classical ballet, the first of its kind in Croatia. The City is also planning to introduce an elementary school programme in English in one of the schools in Rijeka The City of Rijeka and Vežica Elementary School sent a letter of intent to the Ministry of Science and Education in which they expressed interest in establishing a new high school for dance in Rijeka. Vežica Elementary School Principal Violeta Nikolić said there had been a need for a school of this kind for a…
Monday, 10 January 2022

Croatian-Argentine Artist Exhibition in Pula: Christmas for Croats - Nativity Scenes and Folk Customs

January 10, 2022 - Jadranka Relota, a Croatian-Argentine artist, presented an exhibition of paintings - miniatures on glass "Christmas for Croats - nativity scenes and folk customs" from the 2021 holiday season until Sunday, January 9, 2022, in the Capitular Hall of the Monastery and Church of St. Francis in Pula. The exhibition was organized by the Croatian Heritage Foundation - Pula Branch.  The exhibition presented a kind of hommage and a suggestive presentation of Advent and Christmas customs, which include all parts of Croatia through a visible wealth of traditions, folklore, and ways of living in various geographical areas of Lijepa…
Sunday, 9 January 2022

Weather Lore in Croatia: Lokve Folk Calendar Predicts the Weather in 2022

January 9th, 2022 - How did people go about predicting the weather back in the day, before the invention of measuring instruments? Looking into a traditional method preserved in Lokve, a town in Gorski kotar where folk meteorologists predict the weather for the year ahead based on a short period in December We’re a bit spoiled these days with detailed weather forecasts awaiting only a few clicks away. Have you ever wondered how people used to go about this before weather apps and modern meteorology? With no measuring instruments yet invented, they had only their environment and the skies above…
Sunday, 9 January 2022

Croatian History Museum to Open Exhibition on 1971 Croatian Spring Movement

ZAGREB, 9 Jan (Hina) - The Croatian History Museum is organising an exhibition on the 1971 Croatian Spring, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of this political and cultural movement, and the exhibition will open in the Klovićevi Dvori Gallery in Zagreb on 11 January. The exhibition consists of six units, and the authors are  Mislav Barić, Petra Braun, Ana Filep and Andreja Smetko. The exhibition on this broad reformist movement, launched by Croatian intellectuals and politicians while the country was part of the Yugoslav federation, will run through 13 March. Read more in Croatian Spring 50th Anniversary Marked by Croatia in 2021.
Sunday, 9 January 2022

Zagreb Archdiocese Donated HRK 309,000 to Families with Many Children in 2021

ZAGREB, 9 January, 2022 - Last year, the Zagreb Archdiocese donated a total of HRK 309,000 (€41,200) to families with many children, continuing the tradition begun 20 years ago by the Archbishop, Cardinal Josip Bozanić.   In 2021, based on recommendations from parish priests, 103 children from multi-member families were christened, the Zagreb Archdiocese said on Saturday. There were 66 christenings of the fifth child, 15 christenings of the sixth child, 12 christenings of the seventh child, six christenings of the eighth child, three christenings of the ninth child and one christening of the 13th child. The family of each child…
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