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News From Slovenian Clubs In Australia

What’s new within the Slovenian Community in Geelong? Karlo Bole was re–elected as president of the Slovenian Assocation Ivan Cankar in Geelong.  He spoke to SBS about up and coming events at their assocation over the next few months. http://audiomedia-sbs.akamaized.net/slovenian_170825_738381.mp3   Events at Triglav Club in Sydney. Peter Krope, president of Club Triglav in Sydney spoke to SBS about their ...

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    To Slovenia By Car

    If you choose to come to Slovenia by car, here are some useful tips on road use in Slovenia and what items you will need. The following speed limits apply on Slovenian roads: built-up/residential area 50 km/h regional roads 90 km/h express roads 110 km/h motorways 130 km/h Among the traffic regulations you should note the obligatory use of dipped (low-beam) ...

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      Maribor Make It To Champions League For Third Time

      Maribor, 22 August – Slovenian football champions Maribor made it to the UEFA Champions League for the third time in the club’s history after eliminating Israeli champions Hapoel Be’er Sheva in the last qualifying round. Source: sta.si

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        Stories From Land Registers

        A historical land register or urbar is a book recording the taxes and fees paid by serfs throughout the feudal period. Such records are resources for studying agrarian and non-agrarian holdings, and a starting point for a wealth of economic, demographic, environmental, genealogical and other research. This article offers a brief presentation of the history of these land registers, and the contents ...

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          Sun, Wind, and Cheese

          Slovenia’s Karst Plateau is one of the most unique areas in Slovenia. It’s known for its stark limestone landscape, its strong Bora winds, and vegetation that is influenced both by the nearby Adriatic Sea and the harsh conditions of the country’s interior. The environment has shaped the lifestyle of generations and has resulted in a unique variety of cheese – ...

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            The Park of Military History in Pivka is Becoming The Most-Visited Museum in Slovenia

            The Park of Military History in Pivka is getting more and more visitors. Staff members are convinced that they have the most interesting collection of its kind in Europe and that no one leaves disappointed. Last year, the Park was visited by 41,000 people. This number will certainly be surpassed this year. After all, the museum and its various exhibits ...

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              The Legendary Vilko Ovsenik Dies

              Clarinet player and composer Vilko Ovsenik passed away on Friday at the age of 88. Dedicated as he was to music, he composed around one thousand songs, was a member of the Vaški quintet, and left a deep mark in the legacy of Oberkrainer music as the first clarinetist in the Avsenik Brothers Ensemble. One of the main architects of ...

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                The presidential election will most likely take place between October 15 and November 5

                On noon on Friday, National Assembly President Milan Brglez will officially schedule the presidential election in the National Gallery. In accordance with the deadlines imposed by the relevant legislation, the first possible election Sunday is October 15, while the final possible date falls on November 5. The current President of the Republic, Borut Pahor, began his current mandate on December ...

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                  Letter of thanks from Padre Pedro Opeka for Contributions by Cleveland Slovenians

                  Letter of thanks from Padre Pedro Opeka for contributions by Cleveland Slovenians with which he built a new school in Madagascar. Pedro, founder of Akamasoa, “the miracle of Madagascar,” is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. All [my] dear Slovenians in Cleveland! With great joy I am sending you photos of the new school, built with the money which you donated ...

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                    Cerar Meets Pence, Seeks US Support Over Arbitration

                    Podgorica – Prime Minister Miro Cerar met US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the Adriatic Charter summit in Podgorica on Wednesday. Speaking to Slovenian reporters, he underscored the importance of the US’s support for the implementation of the border arbitration award. But he said Pence took no position on the matter. Cerar also briefly discussed the implementation ...

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