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Sunday, 9 January 2022

Pula Talks in Pictures: Croatia's First Augmentative Communication Boards in Pula

January 9, 2022 - Croatia's first augmentative communication boards in Pula are thanks to the "Pula Talks in Pictures" project by the Veruda Pula Day Rehabilitation Center and the City of Pula. The project "Pula Talks in Pictures" by the Veruda Pula Day Rehabilitation Center, realized in cooperation with the City of Pula, has set up several communication boards for augmentative communication in public areas and public institutions in Pula to support non-verbal children and adults. Communication boards symbolize the environment for speaking through pictograms; an image with symbols of special meaning, reports Lokalni.Vecernji.hr. Such symbols are used by both children…
Sunday, 9 January 2022

After 18 Projects Worth 50 Million Kuna, Brijuni E-Mobility to Come Next

January the 9th, 2022 - Is Brijuni e-mobility next on the agenda for this stunning national park? As environmental care is continually put in first place, it seems so. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Suzana Varosanec writes, the director of the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency, Sinisa Kukic, recently signed an agreement with the director of the Brijuni National Park, Marno Milotic, on co-financing electric tourist vehicles worth a massive 1.9 million kuna. As part of this praiseworthy Brijuni e-mobility project, the Fund will co-finance twenty electric vehicles intended for rent for Brijuni, and a further four intended for the transport…
Sunday, 9 January 2022

Poduzetni Limaci: Entrepreneurial Project Helping Croatian Kids

January the 9th, 2022 - Poduzetni limaci is an educational initiative aimed at waking up the entrepreneurial and creative spirit in children. This type of education for young school kids in Croatia has been going on since back in October last year, and educated trainers run it. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Lucija Spiljak writes, the Institute of Management in Zagreb which launched the Poduzetni limaci iniative last year claim that if we teach children from an early age to recognise opportunities with an emphasis placed primarily on social responsibility, solving social problems, improving systems or new approaches and solutions, we will build a…
Saturday, 8 January 2022

Zadar City Library Announces New Programs and Activities for 2022

January 8, 2022 - By organizing various programs and activities, developing and encouraging reading literacy, and increasing the availability of books, the Zadar City Library continues to monitor the National Strategy for Encouraging Reading in 2022. The network of the Zadar City Library includes five city districts (Central Library and branches Aleksandar Stipčević - Arbanasi, Bili Brig, Crno and Ploča), the islands of Olib and Silba (library hospitals), a library station in the city district Bokanjac. Considering that the library has the status of a county main library, the wider continental area of ​​Zadar County has been covered, since 2007,…
Saturday, 8 January 2022

Meet Vukovar 365, Full of Life: Darko Bilandžić of Culex

January 8, 2022 - Meet Darko Bilandžić, the co-founder of Culex, a studio focused on the future through VR, AR, and XR. Today’s edition presents someone you couldn’t miss if you ever visit eastern Croatia (and not only because of his height). Darko is a young entrepreneur born in Vukovar, studied and played basketball for a while in Chicago and Dallas, lived in Zagreb as well, but came right back to eastern Croatia to establish his business and start a family. He is energetic, outspoken, frustrated with the system just a little bit, but ever so positive with high hopes for…
Saturday, 8 January 2022

Croatian PCR Tests Are Hot Commodity, Symptomatic People Come First

January the 8th, 2022 - Croatian PCR tests have become quite the hot commodity indeed as people wait for days not only for their results but to get their hands on one in the first place. This is not only due to a rise in the infection rate, but because the unvaccinated (the number of which remains high in Croatia) can get covid certificates based on a negative test result. For now, at least... Vesna Visekruna Vucina from the Croatian Institute of Public Health was a recent guest on New Day, where the situation with Croatian PCR tests and the…
Saturday, 8 January 2022

Deputy Rebro Hospital Director Milivoj Novak Says No to Stricter Measures

January the 8th, 2022 - Deputy Rebro hospital director Milivoj Novak believes that there's no real point in continuing to test when we inevitably pass the mark of 50% of those being tested turning out to be positive for the novel coronavirus. He isn't for stricter measures, either. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, deputy Rebro hospital director Milivoj Novak, commented on the epidemiological situation in Zagreb's largest hospital for N1 as Omicron spreads. "The situation is primarily under control, we have a lot of testing going on, 620 people were tested yesterday, the percentage of those infected is high. What's important…
Saturday, 8 January 2022

Richest Croatian Municipalities All Located in Beautiful Istria

January the 8th, 2022 - The richest Croatian municipalities enjoy incomes as high as the 24 poorest in the country put together, which means there's some seriously huge wage disparity in Croatia. Rather unsurprisingly, they're all located in Istria. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, a new analysis undertaken by the Institute of Public Finance shows that back in pandemic-dominated 2020, the Istrian municipality of Medulin was the richest municipality in all of the Republic of Croatia. It generated the highest total revenues, totalling 77 million kuna, which is equal to the sum of the total revenues of the 24 poorest municipalities put…
Friday, 7 January 2022

Orthodox Christians in Croatia Mark Christmas According to Julian Calendar

ZAGREB, 7 January, 2022 - Members of the Serb Orthodox Church in Croatia on Friday morning attended Christmas services held in Orthodox churches in accordance with the Julian calendar. During the ceremonies, the Christmas message of the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Porfirije,  was read. At the liturgy held in the Serb Orthodox Church of the Holy Transfiguration in the downtown Zagreb, the head of the  Eparchy of Marča read Porfirije's Christmas epistle in which the dignitary greeted Christmas "with extraordinary respect and gratitude, to all the physicians and medical professionals. "I pray for the ill to recover promptly and for the plague…
Friday, 7 January 2022

Split to Get €7.2m Regional Blood Transfusion Centre

ZAGREB, 7 January, 2022 -The Split Hospital Centre on Friday started implementing the HRK 54 million (€ 7.2 million) project of a state-of-the-art blood bank which should be completed by next summer. The future blood bank is partly financed from the EU funds. Split Hospital Director, Dr Julije Meštrović, said that the regional transfusion centre would certainly improve the health standard of patients. The project is being financed through the ITU mechanism of Split's urban agglomeration with the specific objective of renewing brownfield areas. The EU has set aside more than HRK 31 million for the project. Croatia's Health Ministry has ensured…
Friday, 7 January 2022

Archaeological Discovery: Ancient Salona Ramparts Uncovered

January 7, 2022 - Under the layers of earth, vegetation, and garbage, well-preserved ancient Salona ramparts have been discovered.  No one has recently passed Porta Caesarea, the eastern and oldest city gate on the way to the amphitheater, without being surprised by the discovered northern ramparts of Salona, the former metropolis of Roman Dalmatia, reports Slobodna Dalmacija. Under the layers of earth, vegetation, and garbage, one of the best-preserved parts of the Salonitan rampart, "70 meters long" and "120 meters" in length, has been revived. This research project began in mid-November last year. It will continue in the next period…
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