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Prevc Secures Overall World Cup Victory

Peter Prevc

Slovenia’s Peter Prevc claimed a convincing win at Sunday’s ski-jumping World Cup event in Almaty, Kazakhstan to secure the overall victory six events before the end of the season. “This is the biggest moment of my life, I’ve made it. It was harder at previous events in Finland, I was more relaxed, more confident here and I enjoyed the jumps,” ...

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    The Hills Above Tolmin Are Famous For an Age-old Cheese

    The meadows high above the town of Tolmin are ideal for the production of dairy products, and for centuries the area has been the home to a unique type of cheese. Affected by both Mediterranean and Central European air masses, the Tolmin area in western Slovenia is perfect for various types of plants that make its high-altitude pastures prime cow-grazing ...

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      Slovenska Pristava – A Little Piece of Slovenia in U.S.

      Slovenska Pristava is a private club for Slovenians in the United States which was founded by a group of refugees from Slovenia. Escaping to the United States, these refugees combined their efforts to bring a taste of the beautiful landscapes of Slovenia to their new homeland. Tucked away in the countryside near Geneva, Ohio, Slovenska Pristava has become a place of relaxation ...

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        Slovenia to Mark International Mother Language Day

        Slovenia with its diverse linguistic situation marks International Mother Tongue Day on Sunday, an annual observance declared by UNESCO in 1999. The main celebratory event will be held at the Ljubljana opera house. Slovenia is home to more than 50 mother languages as a result of globalization and migration, the Statistics Office data shows. In 2002, about 88% of Slovenian ...

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          Exhaust Technology And Innovation

          Along with Slovenia Akrapovič is also marking its 25th anniversary. This Slovenian highly innovative exhaust specialist will celebrate throughout the year with various events and the highly exciting production of a very limited edition of selected motorcycle and car exhaust systems. To kick off the celebrations, Akrapovič has prepared a special logo to mark the occasion, featuring an interlocked “25” ...

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            Investments in Slovenian Start-ups Record High in 2015

            Investment in Slovenian start-ups topped EUR 114m in 2015, which is almost double the 2014 figure. Most of the funds, EUR 108.6m, came from risk capital funds, entrepreneur Boštjan Špetič said at a Startup cafe event in Ljubljana on Wednesday. Crowdfunding contributed EUR 1.6m, EUR 806,000 came from business accelerators and another EUR 983,000 were angel investments. The state chipped in ...

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              A Slovenian Scientist Changed Our Understanding of Physics

              Born into a modest Slovenian family in 1835, Jožef Stefan grew up to become one of Europe’s preeminent scientists, and has been immortalized in the name of one of Slovenia’s most prestigious institutions. Stefan grew up near the town of Klagenfurt in the Austrian province of Carinthia. His parents, both ethnic Slovenians, were hard-working but uneducated; his father made a ...

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                Ivan Šprajc – Slovenian Indiana Jones

                Ivan Šprajc (pronounced E-von Shprites) is a tranquil version of Harrison Ford’s frenzied film character less 50 pounds, with ice-blue eyes and now sweating through head-to-toe khaki at a streetside table in Tulum. The Slovenian archaeologist’s pioneering work mapping heretofore unknown Maya cities in the deepest Yucatán—battling snakes, insects, rain, and looters—has inspired colleagues to nickname him after the bullwhip-wielding ...

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                  Ski Jumper Prevc Wins Two Consecutive Events in Vikersund

                  Slovenia’s Peter Prevc followed up his Saturday’s win at the ski flying hill in Norway’s Vikersund with another World Cup win at the same venue on Sunday to earn his eleventh win in the current season and 17th career win. With jumps of 237 and 249 metres, the 23-year-old scored 469 points to further solidify his overall lead in the ...

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                    What Does The Reciprocal Health Agreement Between Australia and Slovenia mean?

                    Helena Drnovšek Zorko, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Australia, amongst other topics, spoke about the reciprocal health agreement between Australia and Slovenia. In this interview, you can also hear more about the other work undertaken by the Slovenian Embassy in Canberra.   Source: Lenti Lenko | Radio SBS Australia

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