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Slovenians Prevc and Flisar Winners of World Competitions

Photo: STA & EPA

Slovenia’s freestyle skier Filip Flisar won the skicross finals of the World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria, on Sunday. This is the first world cup medal for the Maribor native famous for his handlebar moustache. The 27-year-old won ahead of French Jean Frederic Chapuis in second place and Swede Victor Oehling Norberg, who won bronze. Flisar was the only Slovenian in ...

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    Bled – A Beautiful base in winter

    Slovenia’s most picturesque destination, Bled, is also an ideal spot in winter. The small town, with its clifftop castle and fairylike lake, is an excellent base for active and cultural winter adventures in and around town. Perfect starting point In Bled, a brand new regional tourist and nature conservation information centre has opened its doors to the public. Centre Triglavska ...

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      Visiting the Brown Bear

      Today Slovenia is one of the rare countries in Europe with stabile and one of the most vital brown bear population with an expanding habitat and strongly increasing numerically. The Slovenian brown bear population is very important for the re-introduction of brown bear in Italy, Austria and France. But this was not always so. The brown bear was very common ...

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        Record Year for Ljubljana Tourism

        The Slovenian capital Ljubljana posted one million overnight stays in 2014, according to preliminary figures released on Thursday, a new record for a city which has become one of the top tourist destinations in the country. Based on data provided by four in five accommodation providers in the city, the local tourism board puts the number of overnight stays at ...

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          Robert Plešnik, Slovenian Honorary consul for New Zealand

          Robert Plešnik has become the Honorary consul of the Republic of Slovenia for New Zealand. In this interview, he speaks about the important work that he is undertaking in his new role. Source: SBS Radio Station, Australia

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            Andrej Šifrer to visit Down Under

            Andrej Šifrer is regarded as a legendary singer and lyricist with a musical career spanning over 40 years. He is about to visit Australia and hopes that he may also get the opportunity to perform for the Slovenian Community living here. Source: Radio SBS Australia

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              Ski Jumps: Prevc Second in Wisla

              Slovenian ski jumper Peter Prevc finished second in the World Cup meet in Wisla, Poland, on Thursday, which was cut to only one series due to wind. Austria’s Stefan Kraft, the winner of the recent Four Hills tournament, topped the podium. Prevc managed a jump of 131.5 metres in the first series, out-jumping Kraft by two metres but being hit ...

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                World’s Most Accurate Object Recognition Algorithm Developed

                Slovenian researchers have developed an extremely accurate algorithm for object recognition. Using data from laser meters, the algorithm allows the recognition of buildings, the terrain and even individual trees. The algorithm, which is presently the most accurate in the world, was developed in the laboratory for geometrical modelling at the Maribor Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. It is ...

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                  Slovenia Gets EU Special Status for Kranjska Sausage

                  Slovenia has managed to get EU special status for the Kranjska sausage as the European Commission announced on Wednesday it had approved its addition to the register of Protected Geographical Indications. The popular sausage is the 22nd Slovenian product to be registered with the European Commission and the 11th to have protected geographical indication. The label designates agricultural products or ...

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                    Men in Slovenia do more housework than in any other country

                    Women around the world might soon to be flocking to Slovenia in search of the perfect partner. A 2014 statistic recorded by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development shows that Slovenian men do the most housework, not just in Europe, but the entire world. The country heads the charts with 114 minutes per day spent on unpaid chores around ...

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