Sunday, 27 June 2021

Highlights of the Week: 5 Big Events in Croatia from June 20 - June 27, 2021

June 27th, 2021 - TCN's highlights of the week. A look at the events in Croatia from June 20 through the selection of TCN's intern Marina Kaleb. 

Highlights of the week: Zagreb Digital Nomad Week 2021 Opens at Canopy by Hilton

Zagreb Digital Nomad Week 2021 & Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador Project kicked off the beginning of this week at Canopy by Hilton, one of 7 locations over 7 days, exploring 7 Digital Nomads related themes. The project is a collaboration between Saltwater Nomads, TCN, Doma Zagreb, the Digital Nomad Association Croatia, and the Zagreb Tourist Board (funded by the latter), and there was a high-profile turnout from the city and national officials to open the conference. 

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Croatia has been one of the more high-profile countries globally over the last year with its efforts to introduce the digital nomad permit, which came into effect on January 1, 2021. The 7 days each focused on the individual themes - cybersecurity, online presence, remote careers, tax & finance, the future of work, wellbeing, and explore Zagreb. The keynote speakers are a mixture of in-person and remote speakers.

Highlights of the week: Basketball Legend Magic Johnson Returns to Dubrovnik! 

Magic Johnson's visit to Dubrovnik means he kept his promise of returning to the city. Johnson visited Croatia in the summer of last year. While strolling down Dubrovnik's main street Stradun he told a member of the media he finds the place beautiful and will be returning. Not even a year has passed, and he is once again seen smiling with his wife, Cookie, on one of Croatia's most beautiful streets.  

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It is unclear if Johnson will continue the trip to other parts of the country as he did last year. Low numbers of guests on the streets of Dubrovnik seem to be attracting plenty of wealthy tourists who do their best to avoid crowded beautiful destinations. 

Highlights of the week: EURO 2020: Croatia Tops Scotland for 2nd Place in Group D and Round of 16 Spot! 

Croatia tops Scotland 3:1 in the final Group D match for 2nd place and a spot in the Round of 16! The two nations played at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Tuesday night. 

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In the EURO 2020 round of 16, the Croatia national team will play against Spain on Monday night, the second-placed team from Group E in Copenhagen. Unfortunately, the Croatian national team will play without Ivan Perišić, who tested positive for Covid-19 just before the game. Ivan Perišić could not play before the EURO final on July 11th at Wembley Stadium. We wish him an uneventful recovery and returning to football at Wembley on that day, with Croatia in the finals!

Highlights of the week: EURO 2020: Croatian Female Team Wins 3 Medals at EGOI: Amazing Results at First Female-Only European Informatics Olympics

Ema Borevković, Lina Krištić and Lara Semeš (from Zagreb's XV Gymnasium), and Martina Licul (Pulau Gymnasium) represented Croatia and the aftermath of the contest that gathered 157 contestants saw Ema winning a gold medal, while Lara and Martina grabbed silver medals for their results

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The contest was held online due to Covid-19 measures. The organization of the event for Croatian was arranged by the Croatian Computer Science Association (CCSA), and Zagreb's XV Gymnasium was the host of the event, where the studnets took the tests.

Highlights of the week: Lorde Returns to Her Roots for 2022 St. Michael's Fortress Spectacle in Šibenik

At an extremely exclusive concert with only 1,050 tickets on sale, the New Zealander with Croatian roots will recall some of her mega-hits from the first two albums and present "Solar Power," which will be released later this summer. Born in New Zealand, her mother has Dalmatian roots, and Lorde herself has dual citizenship.

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On tour, Lorde plays in locations she personally chooses and wants to visit, mostly the best concert stages in the world. Thus, the special Šibenik fortress found itself on the list in the company of legendary concert destinations such as Radio City Music Hall in New York, Shrine Auditorium in LA, Roundhouse in London, or Castello di Villafranca in Verona.

 For more on events in Croatia, follow our dedicated lifestyle section.

For more about education in Croatia, follow TCN's dedicated page.

To follow the rest of the TCN coverage of the Euro 2020, click here.

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Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Lorde Returns to Her Roots for 2022 St. Michael's Fortress Spectacle in Šibenik

June 23, 2021 - One of the biggest pop stars of the new generation will premiere in this part of Europe at the St. Michael's Fortress on June 18, 2022. Lorde returns to her roots with a spectacle in Šibenik next year. 

At an extremely exclusive concert with only 1,050 tickets on sale, the New Zealander with Croatian roots will recall some of her mega-hits from the first two albums and present "Solar Power," which will be released later this summer.

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A multiple Grammy winner and one of the youngest performers to win international rankings, Lorde's full name is Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor. Born in New Zealand, her mother has Dalmatian roots, and Lorde herself has dual citizenship.

Ever since she appeared on the scene as a 16-year-old in 2013, with the then biggest hit of the year “Royals,” Lorde has pushed the boundaries of pop and managed to stay on top, constantly playing by her own rules. Ella does not use social networks at all, she rarely appears promotionally, and she takes long breaks between albums, which usually last three to four years.

Lorde currently has 12 million albums sold worldwide, as well as 10 billion streams. Unobtrusively she became the voice of an entire generation with her debut "Pure Heroine," which sold three times platinum and won two Grammys. The single "Royals" achieved a record audience. In addition, Lorde became the youngest artist and the only one from New Zealand to take first place on Billboard's list of the 100 best since 1987.

 

Time magazine named her one of the most influential teenagers in the world. She was on the Forbes list of the 30 most influential under-30s, on the cover of Rolling Stone, and she performed with Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in 2014. The second album, “Melodrama,” debuted at number one on the Billboard charts of 200 albums, topped the album charts in 45 countries, and won a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year.

The new album and the accompanying tour are new proof of its uniqueness. The long-awaited return was announced with the single "Solar Power" from the album of the same name, which will be released on August 20. The song received praise from critics and audiences, topped the Spotify global and US charts days since its release, already has 30 million streams, and has been marked as trending worldwide.

NME and Pitchfork give the new single a high five. Billboard praises Lorde and “Solar Power” as a fresh chapter in her work, while the Guardian says Lorde’s comeback song sets her apart from others in terms of her creativity. “The album celebrates nature, and with it, I try to capture the feelings I have when I’m out. In times of sadness, confusion, infatuation, I turn to nature in search of answers. The song 'Solar Power' is a tribute to the infectious and flirtatious summer that overwhelms us all," says Lorde.

 

The news of the big world tour that will cover more than 40 countries and announce the release of the new album was transmitted by international media, and the long-awaited appearance is special because of the carefully chosen locations. On tour, Lorde plays in locations she personally chooses and wants to visit, mostly the best concert stages in the world. Thus, the special Šibenik fortress found itself on the list in the company of legendary concert destinations such as Radio City Music Hall in New York, Shrine Auditorium in LA, Roundhouse in London, or Castello di Villafranca in Verona.

Tickets for the spectacle at the Šibenik Fortress go on sale this Friday, June 25, at 10:00 for 330 kuna. Unfortunately, only 1050 of them are available, and a maximum of 4 tickets can be purchased on request.

Tickets are available through the Eventim system, their physical points of sale, and online at eventim.hr.

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