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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 Sports:

Albania to send its biggest Olympic team ever to Beijing

Albanian Sports
    Read inside:
    Beijing Olympics 2008: In the name of game

    Albanian Olympic athletes will compete in wrestling, shooting, track and field, weightlifting, swimming and judo.

    Albanian President Bamir Topi gave his country's
    Albania's Klodiana Shala (left) will participate in her fourth Olympic Games.
    flag to the 27-member delegation that will participate next week in the Beijing Olympics, the largest Albanian contingent ever in the Games.

    "You are the peace ambassadors," Topi said at the July 23rd ceremony.

    By Jonilda Koci for Southeast European Times in Tirana

    The team includes 11 athletes competing in swimming, weightlifting, wrestling, shooting and judo, as well as coaches and administrative officials, according to Albanian Olympic Committee President Hysen Domi.

    The athletes are wrestlers Said Prizreni and Elis Guri, marksman Lindita Kodra, Klodiana Shala and Dorian Collaku who run track and field, weightlifters Romela Begaj, Gerti Trasha and Erkan Qerimaj, swimmers Rovena Marku and Sidni Hoxha, and Edmond Topalli, who competes in judo.

    Prizreni is ranked third in the world in free wrestling, and he is considered a strong contender for a medal.

Posted by classiclady on Saturday, August 02 @ 17:49:28 PDT (972 reads)
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Albanian Sports:

FIFA and UEFA - support to Football Association of Albania

Albanian Sports
    FIFA and UEFA have declared their unanimous support for the Football Association of Albania,
    Albanian Team
    which is currently enduring difficult times due to tension with the Albanian government.

    This message was transmitted yesterday in Zurich during a meeting between representatives of FIFA, UEFA and members of the Albanian FA, including its president, Armand Duka, which was opened by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter.

    The following three key points transpired from the meeting:

    FIFA and UEFA fully support the autonomy of the Albanian FA and the development of football in Albania
    the current problems will be analysed and dealt with by Albanian football’s existing structures in collaboration with FIFA and UEFA
    as instructed by FIFA, the Football Association of Albania will modernise its statutes and bring them into line with the standard statutes drawn up by world football’s governing body.

Posted by classiclady on Saturday, September 02 @ 09:13:21 PDT (871 reads)
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Albanian Sports:

New national coach of Albania is named Otto Baric

Albanian Sports
    Date of birth (age): 19-Jun-1932 (74)
    Nationality: Austria
    Birthplace: Eisenkappl


    Croatian ´veteran´ signed for a new adventure

    By Arno van Opstal
    Otto Baric - coach Albanian national team

    Otto Baric is appointed as coach of Albania, he signed a contract till the summer of 2008 with the Albanian FA. The Croatian coach is the successor of German coach Hans-Peter Briegel. The primary goal for the 74-year old is to reach the European Championships in 2008 with Albania which will be played in Austria & Switzerland.

    Tough qualification draw for EURO2008
    Albania is placed in qualification group G during the EURO2008 pre-tournament rounds. With countries like Holland, Rumania, Slovenia and Bulgaria as opponents it will be a very, very hard task for Baric to lead Albania to one of the first two spots in this group. Otto Baric revealed the following: ‘Briegel did a good job during the past years, he brought the national team of Albania two or three steps forward. My task is to bring Albania to the European Championships, which certainly will be a tough task.''

    Baric brief football past
    Baric, who was lately also linked with the national team of Cyprus , did have some successes in the past as national team coach. In 2004 he led his native Croatia Euro 2004 but due some poor results at the final part of the tournament he stepped downdown in 2004. Furthermore he coached German league side VfB Stuttgart and was a technical manager of Dinamo Zagreb.
Posted by acl on Friday, July 07 @ 07:43:51 PDT (1097 reads)
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Albanian Sports:

Erkand Qerimaj - JUNIOR WEIGHTLIFTING WORLD CHAMPION

Albanian Sports

    Albanians rejoice at junior world weightlifting champion. Erkand Qerimaj won gold and silver at
    Erkand Qerimaj in Shkodra
    competition held in China
    . Hundreds of people waiving flags and flowers gave a hero’s welcome at Mother Teresa International Airport.

    Surprises and new medal winners in China

    In the showdown of the 69kg for men two countries captured their first medals in Junior World Championships: Erkand QERIMAJ of Albania won gold in the jerk, while Ricardo FLORES of Ecuador took silver. In the end, however, Chinese ZHONG Guoshun of China got the total gold.
Posted by classiclady on Friday, June 09 @ 21:12:24 PDT (1089 reads)
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Albanian Sports:

Donald Suxho - a great albanian voleyball player in USA

I Am Albanian

    Donald Suxho, one of USC's greatest players, is in his first year as an assistant men's volleyball
    Mr.Donald Suxho
    coach at his alma mater.

    Suxho, 26, won AVCA National Player of the Year and MPSF Player of the Year honors as a Trojan senior in 2000. The 2-time (1999-2000) All-American first teamer established the USC career record for aces (164) while starting 4 seasons (1997-2000) at setter. His 129 assists at Ohio State in 1997 set a since-broken NCAA match record. Turhan Douglas was an assistant at USC in 2000.

    He then spent the summer of 2000 playing on the AVP beach circuit (getting a best of 25th place) before joining the USA national team for 2 years (2000-01). He participated in the World League (as the U.S. squad upset Brazil) and in a Japanese tournament.

    He next (2001-02) played for a professional club team in Poland, Azs/Pzu Olstyn, earning Player of the Month honors once and being selected to the All-Star team.

    In the summer of 2002, he returned to the AVP beach tour (placing as high as 17th with former Trojan Chris Guigliano). He also coached the Southern California Volleyball Club girls' 17 team in 2002 and taught beach volleyball classes in Manhattan Beach (Calif.).
Posted by classiclady on Saturday, April 29 @ 21:21:15 PDT (2831 reads)
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Albanian Sports:

Kreshnik QATO vs Laurent GOURY 02-04-2006

Albanian Sports
    We are very happy to announce that on 2nd April 2006, at 15:00 hours, the York Hall Arena, the famouse "Home of British Boxing", in Bethnal
    Kreshnik Qato
    Green, East London, Kreshnik Qato, the Supper Middleweight World Champion, will feature with a six round boxing match.

    In the past, Kreshnik has proven to his funs that he is able to win title matches. It is also imperative to mention that due to his hero status as the first and only Albanian World Champion boxer fighting for his country's colours, Mr Qato is followed by a massive crowd of strong supporters during every match. Consequently it is also very important to inform the wide public that Kreshnik always says he dedicates hi victories and trophies to all his funs. In this prism Kreshnik invites all boxing funs to attend and experience a nail biting show.

    For more information regarding the tickets please ring the following numbers: +44 (0) 7886713167 and/or Alban Travel Group 020 7561 1604 .

    Courtesy:
    Kreshnik Qato website

    Classiclady April 1, 2006
Posted by classiclady on Saturday, April 01 @ 07:28:11 PST (732 reads)
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Albanian Sports:

Pirro Dhima - three time Olympic Champion

Albanian Sports

    Pyrros Dimas (Greek: Πύρρος Δήμας; Albanian: Pirro Dhima; born October 13, 1971), is a weightlifter and three-time Olympic champion.

    Dimas was born in Himara, Albania to parents of Greek origin, and emigrated to Greece in 1991.
    Pirro Dhima
    He first competed for Greece in the 1992 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal in the 82.5 kg class. His birthplace gave rise to his nickname "The Lion of Himara". His outstanding number of Olympic Gold Medals created another nickname "Midas".

    With the 1993 and 1995 World titles under his belt, Dimas was heavily favoured for the 83 kg class at the 1996 Summer Olympics, where he was the flagbearer of the Greek Olympic team. He won the event with two new World Records.

    At the Sydney Olympics, he won yet another gold medal, this time in the 85 kg class. This made him one of just three weightlifters at that time to have won three Olympic gold medals, the others being Naim Süleymanoğlu (Turkey, but born in Bulgaria) and Kakhi Kakhiashvili (Greece, but born in Georgia). Halil Mutlu (Turkey) would become the fourth in 2004.

    At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, Dimas was again chosen as Greek flagbearer for both the opening and closing ceremonies. Dimas was recovering from knee surgery and a hurt wrist and was not expected to compete in these Olympics, but it was the Olympics in Greece and national heroes rise to the challenge.

    The situation in Greece was tense after the Greek sprinter steroid controversy. The crowd packed the weightlifting arena expecting a miracle and, considering the age and health of Dimas, they got one. He came away with a bronze medal in the 85 kg class, becoming the first weightlifter in history to win a medal at four successive Olympic Games and cementing his status as a national hero in Greece. The unexpected 10-minute tribute/victory celebration swallowed up the gold and silver medalists and Dimas retired a national hero.
Posted by classiclady on Friday, March 24 @ 19:11:01 PST (1643 reads)
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Albanian Sports:

Ervin Skela - Flamurtari's soccerplayer to Germany

I Am Albanian

    Ervin was born to 17.11.1976 in the port Vlora (Albania), at the delta of Adria and Ioni sea. It
    Ervin Skela
    originates from an university graduate family, the father is an oil engineer and the nut/mother is a lady doctor. Already as an infant Ervin was fascinated of the round leather. "I remember still as I with soccer games in the dwelling the glasses from the showcase shot", said Ervin grinsend.

    On the road it played each day for hours with a ball made from material. It visited the primary school and later the High School in its hometown, where it made 1995 its Abitur. There he became acquainted with also its first large love Mariola. To its Abitur changed Ervin from Flamutari to union Berlin into the regional league.

    The beginning separately into Germany, from its family and his current wife, fell it very heavily, above all because it did not speak German and the conversion to the combatstressed play way in the regional league was heavy.

    But then it acclimatized itself faster in Germany, than it would have thought. 1996 he married his Mariola and retrieved you to Germany. Ervin and Mariola lead a lucky marriage. In that to its spare time Ervin goes gladly into the cinema, travels gladly and is occupied since new with its computer, which became in the meantime a good friend.
Posted by classiclady on Tuesday, March 21 @ 09:35:00 PST (2079 reads)
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