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2015 Slovenian Of The Year Awards At Triglav Club In Sydney.

The 2015 Slovenian Of The Year Awards in NSW was held at Triglav Club at St John’s Park in Sydney on Sunday, June 12th this year. The event also marked the 25th anniversary of Slovenia’s independence as well as the club’s 45th anniversary.  This year’s award recipients were: Marija Ritlop and her late husband, Mirko Ritlop who received a lifetime ...

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    Slovenian Accordionist Plays For Two Days in a Row, Breaking All Records

    The new Slovenian record for the Guinness Book of Records was set by accordionist Bojan Kovačič, who has been playing the instrument since Friday, and thus has already broken all the recorded records. Bojan Kovačič, a professor at the Faculty of Education Maribor, and an accordionist from Prlekija, on Friday evening, took up a very difficult task: to play piano ...

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      Kopitar Honoured To Become Kings’ New Captain

      Slovenian ice hockey superstar Anže Kopitar, who has become a new captain of his Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), said he has been exceptionally honored with the title, adding that it also means great responsibility. The 28-year-old took the captaincy from Dustin Brown, who captained the team since 2008, to become the 14th captain in the ...

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        A Village And Its Historic Cherries

        In recent years, cherries have brought thousands of visitors to the Goriška Brda region in western Slovenia, but the small village of Brusnice is just as proud of its long tradition of growing cherries. This small southern Slovenian community, nestled beneath the rolling hills of the Gorjanci Range, once exported its fruit to the Imperial Capital – and the local ...

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          Australia: Let’s Proudly Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of Slovenian Independence!

          Stan Prosenak from Melbourne and Alfred Brežnik AM from Sydney were both actively involved in the movement for Slovenian independence and international recognition in Australia during those historic times going back 25 years. They both believe that Australian Slovenians should be extremely proud for everything they did to support Slovenia’s battle for independence and international recognition. Australia was one of ...

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            An Underground Link More Than Century Old

            For more than a century, a rail tunnel has served as a vital link under the Karavanke Mountains that separate Slovenia from Austria. Its construction was fraught with difficulty, but once completed, the tunnel became one of the most important segments of the Slovenian railroad network – and was followed by an equally important road tunnel almost 90 years later. ...

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              Slovenian George Voinovich, former Cleveland mayor, Ohio governor and U.S. senator, dies

              CLEVELAND, Ohio – George Voinovich, an earnest-looking Collinwood boy who grew up to be an Ohio legislator, Cleveland mayor, Ohio governor, U.S. senator and one of the most popular Buckeye State politicians of his generation, died early Sunday. He was 79. His son, George, said his father died peacefully in his sleep. “His two main things in life were public ...

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                Postojna he-bear Goiat to chase Spanish she-bears

                Postojna he-bear Goiat was captured and transported to Spain. He has already been released into the Pyrenees. Goiat was brought to Spain to mate with local females. He is to replace Pyros, another he-bear brought to Spain from Slovenia. Goiat’s first offspring could be born next year, and the Slovenia Forest Service will receive annual reports from its Spanish counterpart organization ...

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                  Small Nature Miracle: First Baby Dragon Is Born

                  After four months of vigilant observation of the amphibian, and the eggs it laid, came the news from the cave: the first baby olm hatched! The olm started laying eggs on January 31, and the embryos within the eggs are becoming more and more active, which is a proof that they are growing and developing, was reported by the Postojna Jama. ...

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                    Slovenian Month Kicks Off in Buenos Aires

                    Slovenian month, celebrating historic ties between Slovenia and Argentina, kicked off in Buenos Aires to mark Slovenia’s 25th and Argentina’s 200th anniversary. Various cultural events run until 26 June, culminating around Slovenia’s National Day. Slovenia’s National Day on 25 June will be observed with a celebration dubbed Buenos Aires Celebrates Slovenia. Numerous Slovenian artists and clubs from Argentina, as well ...

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