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Thomas Simaku with a CD Release on Naxos
A CD comprising 6 works performed by the Kreutzer Quartet has just been released in the UK on Naxos records,and also in USA and Canada.
Thomas Simaku is an Albanian Composer among 21st Century Classics.For more information about individual tracks, please go to Naxos website.
A new CD release of Thomas Simaku

Monument to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa - Canada
Communist Sign the petition to support the building of a Monument to the Victims of Communism, in Ottawa, Canada

To: Parliament of Canada
While the horrors of Nazism are well known, who knows that the Soviet Union murdered 20 million people? Who knows that China's dictators have slaughtered an estimated 60 million? Who knows that the Communist holocaust has exacted a death toll surpassing that of all of the wars of the 20th century combined ? Just as we must grasp Communism's brutality, we must understand the true cause of this era's most significant event: the fall of the Soviet Union. While we believe that Vaclav Havel was right when he saw the fall of the Communist empire as an event on the same scale as the fall of the Roman Empire, it was not the end of Communism. Sign and Join this petition

Who recognised KOSOVA as an Independent State?
Countries that have recognized or Announced the recognition of Republic of Kosova
We are honored and humbled that it is our generation that lives to see that day and we are aware and ready to take up the path that begins from here. Our future is with Europe.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for standing by us in the worst times. In memory of those who gave and lost their lives, and loved ones. May peace and light prevail. Countries who recognized Kosova

Boycott of Greek products in Albania
Boycott of Greek products in Albania!

Albanian nationalists, who accuse Greece of turning the country into a non-conventional colony of Greece, are using the protest to halt the rising power of Greece in the country. In 2006 Greek Imports reached EUR 406mn, while Greek investments are estimated at over EUR 400mn. Greek companies and businesses own substantial shares in the telecommunication, petroleum and financial markets in the country. Strong protests were organized by the "Cham" population, ethnic Albanians that used to live in the territory of current Greece till the end of World War II. Afterwards, they forcedly expelled from their properties. Therefore we call on you to Boycott greek products in Albania

Donation for an Albanian Bridge in Shkoder City.
Has started a project to raise funds to build a bridge in the village of "Ure e Shtrenjte", near Shkoder. In need for donation to complete this project. More ..

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Albanian Biography:

Leka Zogu, Crown Prince of Albania

Albanian VIP
    BBC News

    Leka Zogu, Crown Prince of Albania (born April 5, 1939), is the only son of King Zog I and his Queen consort, Countess Geraldine Apponyi de Nagy-Apponyi. He is the pretender to the Albanian throne and thus is sometimes known as King Leka I. After a long time in exile in Bryanston, South Africa, he is currently living in Tirana, Albania.
    Leka Zogu - Crown Prince of Albania

    King Zog I was forced into exile only two days after the birth of Leka and soon officially replaced on the throne of Albania by Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.

    Leka was educated at English schools in Egypt and in Switzerland, he also studied Economics at Sorbonne and passed out of Sandhurst Military Academy in England. He has since reinforced the family fortune with a successful business career.

    His business enterprises have included arms dealing, for which he has been arrested, he has a keen interest in weaponry and brought a large cache of arms (amounting to around 90, including hand grenades and rocket launchers) into Albania when he recently returned, describing it as a historic collection. Once, when his plane landed in Botswana to refuel, an armed militia, aledgedly agents of Albania's communist government, attempted to seize him. Leka, however, went to the door of the plane with a rocket launcher to warn them off, he succeeded and his plane manged to leave the airport after a gun battle.
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Albanian Biography:

Carl Ritter von Ghega - the Famous Architect

Albanian People

    Carl Ritter von Ghega or Carl von Ghega. (January 10, 1802 - March 14, 1860), was the
    Carl Ritter von Ghega
    designer of the Semmering Railway from Gloggnitz to Mürzzuschlag.

    Born in Venice, but originally from Albania, he studied in Padua, where he took the examination for doctor of mathematics at the age of 18. He began his engineering career with road and hydraulic engineering in Venice. Among other things he contributed to the building of the road over Cortina d'Ampezzo to Toblach-Dobbiaco. From 1836 to 1840 he was a construction supervisor for the railway track from Brno to Breclav, the so called Emperor Ferdinand North Railway. During this time, in 1836 and 37 he studied also the railways in England and other European countries. In 1842, entrusted with the entire planning of the future state railway, he made a study trip to North America.

    After his return to the state railway he began with the planning of the railway line to the south, from Mürzzuschlag to Graz and Trieste. The crossing of the Semmering was not believed possible, but as early as 1844 he submitted a plan for the crossing of the Semmering, with locomotives without an extra rail for gear wheels.

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Albanian Biography:

Mehmet Shehu - dictatorship ate his child

Albanian People
    During the war, Shehu won a reputation for brutality. On his command most tribal chiefs in the mountains of northern Albania were executed.

    Mehmet Shehu and Cu En Lai

    Mehmet Shehu (January 10,1913 Çorush (prononc.: Choroosh), Mallakastër, South Albania – December 17, 1981 Tiranë) was an Albanian Communist politician.

    In the 1930s he studied at a military college in Naples.

    From 1937 to 1939 he fought in the Spanish Civil War in the Garibaldi International Brigade.

    From 1939 to 1942 he was in an internment camp in France.

    Since 1942, Shehu participated in the Partisan movement (Albanian resistance) and the work of the Albanian Communist Party. In 1943, he was elected as a candidate member of the Central Committee of the Party. From 1943 to 1944 he was the commander of the 1st Partisan Brigade. Thereafter, he was a division commander of the National Liberation Army. From 1944 to 1945 he was a member of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation (the provisional government).
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Albanian Biography:

Arjan Durresi - Assistant Professor in USA

Albanian People

    Arjan Durresi received a Ph.D. degree in Telecommunication and Electronic Eng. from Polytechnic University of Tirana in 1993, GPA 4.0/4.0, Graduated summa cum laude. He received a Post-Graduate Degree, from Italian Telecommunication Institute, La Sapienza University, Italy, Diploma with Honors in Telecommunication, GPA 4.0/4.0, Graduated summa cum laude.

    Arjan Durresi is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at
    Mr.Arjan Durresi
    Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In the recent past, he also held roles as research scientist of Computer Science and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University.

    He has published over one hundred technical papers in journals and conference proceedings, and five book chapters. He also has over thirty contributions to standardization organizations such as IETF, ATM Forum, ITU, ANSI and TIA. He is the PI of three NSF funded research projects. His research has also been funded by the States of Ohio and Louisiana, as well as university and industry sources.


    Dr. Durresi's research interest include: Network Architectures, Heterogeneous Wireless ad hoc and sensor Networks, Security, QoS Routing Protocols, Traffic Management, Grid Computing, Optical and Satellite Networks, Multimedia Networking, Circuit design, Performance Evaluation and Testing, and Bioinformatics.

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Albanian Biography:

Edi Rama - The Man with socialist and monarchist ideas

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    Edi Rama is also the chairman of Socialist Party of Albania

    Edi Rama (born 1964) is the mayor of Tirana, the capital of Albania, since October, 2000. He has tried many radical ideas to improve the city and is a person who is not afraid to speak his mind which has led to some heated debates with other city officials and citizens.
    Edi Rama

    Rama was active during the anti-Communist revolution, while being a professor at the Academy of Arts of Tirana which was a political centre. Rama got disappointed in the Democrat Party because of its corruptedness. He criticized Sali Berisha's regime a lot abroad during his career as an internationally recognized visual artist.

    In 1997, security agents beat Rama almost dead. After long recovery he emigrated to Paris. When he went to his father's funeral in 1998, Fatos Nano called him into his government to be the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. His first step was opening cinemas to show Hollywood movies in order to overcome people's mental isolation from the rest of the world.

    In 2000, Rama ran into the mayoralty of Tirana as an independent candidate supported by the Socialist Party. He gathered 57% of the votes. Shortly after his election, Edi Rama's house came under fire from an unknown gunman on November 9, 2000. He escaped the assassination attempt unscathed.
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Albanian Biography:

Sandra Bullock - a pretty, talented actres

I Am Albanian
    Born Washington DC on July 26th 1964

    Sandra is half Albanian, half German. Her mother was a well known opera singer so when
    Mrs.Sandra Bullock
    Sandra was young, she and her sister would regularly travel to Europe with their mother when she was performing. Sandra always seemed to fit in at school and was even voted "Most Likely To Brighten Up Your Day".

    After high school, Sandra went to East Carolina University and majored in drama. Shedidn't finish her degree and headed to New York to try and start her career. There she took intensive acting classes and worked in a bar to make some money. During the three years she tended bar, Sandra went to every audition she could.

    In 1988, things started to look up, Sandra was given a good review for her part in the Off Broadway production 'No Time Flat'. Sandra got an agent and started to get television roles like the bionic woman on 'Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man And The Bionic Woman'

    Sandra's next move was to LA where her first starring role was a bit of a flop and she had to start taking on casual work to pay the bills. In 1992 Sandra took a role in the film 'Love Potion No.9', it wasn't a big hit but it introduced her to Tate Donovan who became her boyfriend for the next three years.
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Albanian Biography:

Marie Logoreci - the most famous on her dramas

Albanian Culture
    Marie Logoreci (born September 23, 1920 in Shkoder, Albania). She is an actress of Albanian
    Marie Logoreci
    films and drama. She has appeared in several films such as Skanderbeg, Fëmijet e Saj, Toka Jonë. Marie is also well known for her acting on television, such as her recurring appearances on Gjenerali i Ushtrise se Vdekur. She was the most famous on her dramas with her acting.
    Marie was born in Shkoder. She lived in Tirana, Albania. Marie got married with an economic expert (Kole Logoreci). Her son now is a publisher in Albania.
    Marie was very active in school. After school she was a singer in Radio Tirana and in lots of concerts. She sang about 100 songs. In 1947 she started playing dramas in the national theater. The first film she acted was Skanderbeg.

    Her father Palok Çurçija was a craftsman and her mother, Roza, was a housewife. Marie was very early introduced to home financial difficulties and to social dramas of the time also reflected in her family as well. Since her childhood Marie was called with the lulling nickname Tush. She was a good child, chubby and very friendly with her peers. Tush was growing up and soon was enrolled at Stigmatine Sisters, a girls school where religious classes were part of the school program.
    Later on Tush joins the gymnasium. She is good at drawing; she sings and later she starts accompanying herself with a mandolin or a guitar. She seem to have liked much less math and religious teachings. But song and drawing were her passion of that age. Lucky enough almost 20 drawings have survived; they give witness of a mild and delicate spirit, they show a fine capture of the object; the sense of love in those drawings, the sharp and observant eye, the harmony in colors and precision revolves one's thought of her as quite talented.
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Albanian Biography:

Pandeli Majko - the most important figure of the SP

Albanian VIP

    Pandeli Majko, 37, is a potential figure of the Socialist Party of Albania. He has been qualified as a successful Premier during the Kosova crisis, when Albanian gave shelter to more than 450 thousand Kosova refugees.

    His participation in politics starts with the
    Mr.Pandeli Majko
    Student Movement of December 1990, when Majko was elected as a representative in the meeting held with the former President Ramiz Alia.

    Mr Majko is one of the founders of the Euro-Socialist Youth Forum (FRESSH), while in May 1992 Mr Majko was elected chairman of FRESSH, post which he held until spring 1995. After this year Mr Majko was appointed Secretary for Public Relations in the Socialist Party, and later also its Secretary General.

    After the June 29, 1997 elections, Mr Majko was elected chairman of the Socialist Parliamentary Group, post which he held until September, 1998, when he was appointed to the post of the Prime Minister of Albania, which he held for one year. In the Meta cabinet, Mr Majko had the post of the Defence Minister. In April 2002 Mr Majko was reappointed by the GLC to the post of the Prime Minister, opening the way to the creation of the new cabinet. Pandeli Majko is married and has two children.
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