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Slovenia’s President Pahor Wins Second Term In Close Race

Slovenian President Borut Pahor was re-elected for a second term in a runoff vote on Sunday, beating his challenger in a tight race. Pahor had won about 53 percent of the vote, with 99.9 percent of the votes counted, according to the Election Commission, while his opponent, ex-comedian Marjan Sarec, had 47 percent. Turnout was about 42 percent, according to ...

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    Slovenian Photographer, Matjaž Rust Using Photography To Promote Slovenian Communities Living Abroad

    Slovenian photographer, Matjaz Rust is visiting Slovenian Communities in Australia as part of a special project to promote Slovenian Communites around the world through photograhy. He has already visited Slovenian Communities living in Cleveland, USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Source: Radio SBS | Slovenian Program | Lenti Lenko

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      Slovenian Language Course in Toronto “Slovenski dom”

      The “Slovenski dom” (Slovenian house) in Toronto organises a Slovenian conversational language course for adults, which starts on November 7, 2017.  This year there is a new Slovenian teacher, dr. Darja Antolin, professor at University of Maribor. She recently relocated to Toronto and will be teaching the Slovenian Language Course.    

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        Will The EU Abolish The Time Shift?

        By turning the time back for one hour this past night, Slovenia has entered the winter time, which means that Sunday (and time to sleep) will last one hour longer. Several MPs of the European parliament have started an initiative for the EU to abandon the time shift. At 3 a.m. this night the clocks were turned back to 2 ...

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          Bridging the Centuries

          These days, the Slovenian town of Zidani Most is best known as a railroad junction. However, its name, which means “Stone Bridge” in Slovenian, serves as a reminder of several historic bridges built at the confluence of the Sava and the Savinja rivers – structures that helped to bring the Slovenian Lands closer together. Historians don’t know when the first ...

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            The Grammys: Perpetuum Jazzile Eyeing To Become An Award Nominee

            The Perpetuum Jazzile vocal group is being considered as an award nominee at the prestigious Grammy Music Awards, which will be handed out at the start of next year. The vocal ensemble, which for the last 15 years has been performing both at home and abroad, will try become an award nominee in four categories: Song of the Year, Best ...

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              Alpine skiing-World downhill champion Stuhec may miss season with knee injury

              World downhill ski champion Ilka Stuhec may miss the whole Alpine skiing season after she injured her knee during training on Sunday, her spokesman said. “During the morning training in Pitztal (Austria) today Ilka Stuhec fell and hurt her left knee… Medical exam showed that the Slovenian skiing champion tore anterior cruciate ligaments,” Tilen Lamut said in a statement. “For ...

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                Incumbent Pahor to Face Mayor Šarec in 12 Nov Presidential Run-Off

                The results of Sunday’s presidential election after nearly all votes have been counted show that incumbent Borut Pahor (47.08%) will face Kamnik Mayor Marjan Šarec (24.95%) in the run-off vote on 12 November. The turnout was 43.47%, the lowest for a first-round presidential vote to date. Third place went to MEP Romana Tomc of the opposition Democrats (SDS) with 13.73%, ...

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                  A 105-year-old Nun Who Reads Her Prayers On a Tablet

                  Marija Vampelj, better known as Sister Mara, is the fifth oldest Slovenian woman. This summer, she celebrated her 105th birthday, and received a tablet computer as a present. For the past six years, Sister Mara has lived in the Capuchin Monastery of Breg near Celje. She is still full of life and optimism; she laughs readily and has a sharp ...

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                    Slovenian Scientists Help Solve Mystery of Cosmic Rays

                    An international team featuring several Slovenian scientists has discovered that cosmic rays with exceptionally high energies come from far beyond the Milky Way, in what is a solution to a mystery that has puzzled scientists for over fifty years. The Pierre Auger collaboration, which works with data collected by the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina, collected observational evidence demonstrating that ...

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