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Canoeist Savšek becomes world champion in slalom

Pau, 30 September – Slovenian canoeist Benjamin Savšek won the world champion title in whitewater slalom in Pau, France, on Saturday. Slovak Alexander Slavkovsky finished second and his fellow countryman Michal Martikan was third. Savšek was very fast in the finals and beat all rivals despite touching a gate, which cost him two seconds. This is the first world champion ...

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    The Post Office In The Postojna Caves Named One Of The Seven Subterranean Wonders Of The World

    Inspired by the original Seven Wonders of the World, the editors of Architectural Digest have come up with a list of the Seven Subterranean Wonders of the World, and one of them is Slovenia’s own Postojna Cave. The cave’s post office in particular caught the attention of the editors. The office was built solely using materials that were small enough to be ...

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      Slovenia’s Prime Minister Dr. Miro Cerar Visited Cleveland

      The Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Andrej G. Rode hosted a reception in Honor of His Excellency Dr. Miro Cerar Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Slovenian National Home in Cleveland Ohio. Together with the new Slovenian Ambassador to the US Stanislav Vidovic they also opened new offices of the Slovenian Consulate in Cleveland. New ...

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        Tomos Back On Its Feet, Offering New Jobs

        Tomos from Koper is optimistic regarding their future, as they finally managed to assure the indispensable financial resources for restarting their production. After many years Tomos will again start employing new workers. Before summer, which should have been their most busy part of the year, the production was on decline, admits the head of Tomos Iztok Pikl. They managed to produce and ...

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          Ten Years Since Catastrophic Floods Claimed Six Lives

          Železniki – Ten years to the day, devastating floods ravaged Slovenia, leaving six people dead and causing EUR 223m in damage.  The north-western industrial town Železniki was hit the hardest, with local authorities warning on the anniversary that such a disaster could repeat as no protective measures have been taken yet. The disaster was caused by heavy rains which caused ...

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            Update from Slovenian Ambassador to Australia

            Helena Drnovšek Zorko, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Australia gave Radio SBS an update on the latest news regarding the valuable work being undertaken by their Embassy in Canberra. Among other topics, Ambassador gave some answers if there’s any news regarding a new Slovenian Honorary Consul in Victoria. http://audiomedia-sbs.akamaized.net/slovenian_170915_748809.mp3   Source: Radio SBS | Slovenian Program | Lenti ...

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              Nostalgic Walk Around Maribor’s Legendary TAM Factory

              This year marks the 70th anniversary of TAM, Maribor’s automobile company, which had a significant impact on the development of the city. The jubilee visitors were able to see where the production used to take place as well as the underground tunnels, which are an important legacy of this former factory. In the best of times, the factory had thousands ...

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                Slovenia’s Golden Boys Are The Champions!

                Slovenia has gone all the way and has the EuroBasket gold. The country is the European basketball champion, having defeated Serbia in Istanbul with a score of 93:85. For the first time in history, Slovenia’s basketball players have become the EuroBasket champions. In Istanbul’s Sinan Erdem Dome, they defeated the Serbian national team with a score of 93:85, despite Luka ...

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                  2017 EuroBasket: Slovenia enter semifinals, win shootout with Latvia

                  Slovenia continued their perfect run at 2017 EuroBasket. They beat Latvia in a high-scoring heated quarterfinal battle in Istanbul tonight. Luka Doncic (201-G-99) and Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) teamed up for 53 points to lead the winners.  Slovenia set the tone in the first period. They dropped impressive 34 points in the first ten minutes to take an 11-point lead. Latvia however responded in a ...

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