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Holiday messages of Slovenian organisations around Australia

In this special festive feature, many heads of our Slovenian organizations around Australia wished the listeners well and lots of luck for the coming year 2017. http://media.sbs.com.au/audio/slovenian_161230_608789.mp3 By: Tania Smrdel | Radio SBS

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    The Land Across the River

    In a nation known for its mountains and valleys, Prekmurje stands apart. Consisting mostly of flatland as well as gentle hills to the north, the “land across the Mura” was once a part of Hungary and still feels unlike any other part of Slovenia. The region’s Hungarian past lives on in the form of a vibrant Hungarian community. In the ...

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      Filip Flisar Takes Home Slovenia’s Tenth Win Of The Winter Season

      Filip Flisar continued his winning streak, taking home a win at the second ski cross competition in Innichen, Italy. He is now second in the overall standings. The 29-year-old Maribor native showed an even more convincing performance than a day earlier; he ended up winning all four knockout rounds. In the round of 16 and in the semifinals, he won ...

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        Baron Codelli Was An Eccentric Innovator From Ljubljana

        Born in 1875, Baron Anton Codelli (or Anton Freiherr Codelli von Codellisberg, Sterngreif und Fahnenfeld, to give his rather lengthy full title in German) came from a longstanding family of nobles with Italian roots who lived in the Slovenian province of Carniola. He spent his youth much like any member of the Austro-Hungarian nobility. In 1898, he purchased the first ...

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          Slovenia To Become Associate Member Of CERN

          Education, Science and Sports Minister Maja Makovec Brenčič signed an agreement making Slovenia an associate member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) with a view to becoming a full-fledged member in five years. The five-year transition period is standard for new members, the ministry has said, explaining that Slovenian researchers and companies will immediately have full access to ...

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            Ilka Stuhec Continues Great Form With World Cup downhill Win

            Ilka Stuhec continued her outstanding form by winning a World Cup downhill race on Saturday for her fourth victory so far in a remarkable season. The 26-year-old Slovenian finished .28 seconds ahead of Austrian Cornelia Huetter and .32 clear of Italian Soffia Goggia — who is also enjoying a breakthrough season. Stuhec had never finished higher than fourth in a ...

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              Slovenian Designer Brings Lace Tradition To US

              New York – Slovenian architect and designer Manca Ahlin has brought Slovenia’s famous lace tradition across the pond, as her fascinating lace designs have drawn considerable attention from various companies in the US. Ahlin caught the attention of media and design experts after designing a lace wall made of 1.2 kilometers of hemp rope, for Stix Restaurant, a New York ...

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                Singer-Songwriter Kreslin Filling Cankarjev Dom For Quarter Of Century

                Legendary Slovenian singer-songwriter Vlado Kreslin has been filling the main concert hall at the Cankarjev dom arts center with his annual December concerts for a quarter of a century. This year’s three concerts have also been sold out. Kreslin performed his first concert at the Gallusova dvorana hall on 5 December 1992 together with the Svea Wind Orchestra from Zagorje. ...

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                  Slovenian Museum and Archives Exhibit – Slovenian Pop Drink for All Ages

                    Slovenian Museum and Archives in Cleveland recently hosted many exhibits about Slovenian history, culture and other related themes. Most recently, the museum presented the exhibit about Cockta, which was kindly provided and translated by the Slovene Ethnographic Museum. Presenter, Luka Zibelnik, went through the history of the most well-known Slovenian soda drink and counterpart to Coca-Cola. Visitors were able ...

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                    Slovenia’s Tobacco Giant

                    Ljubljana has long served as the cultural capital of the Slovenian people, but the city has also had an important industrial sector. For generations, it was the home to a tobacco processing plant that provided employment for thousands of townspeople and established an enviable reputation. The Ljubljana Tobacco Factory was set up 1871. From makeshift facilities in a former sugar ...

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