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The 36th Super Button Box Bash Celebrates Culture at Slovenian Society Home in Euclid

The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum and the Slovenian Society Home teamed up and presented The 36th Super Button Box Bash on April 8. Hundreds gathered at the Slovenian Society Home in Euclid for the annual event that showcased music from performers all across the country. Polka songs resonated throughout the upper ballroom and lower hall. The bash was a daylong ...

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    Exports in February up by 11.5% year-on-year

    Ljubljana – Slovenian companies exported EUR 2.4bn in goods in February, which is 11.5% more than in the same month last year, while imports to Slovenia amounted to EUR 2.3bn, up 9.8% year-on-year. Exports in the first two months of the year were up by 11.7%, while imports increased by 11.1%, the Statistics Office reported on Monday. A surplus of ...

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      Slovenian Australian Academic Association News

      Dr Kaja Antelj, president of the Slovenian Australian Academic Association (SAAA) speaks about the numerous activities and projects currently being undertaken by their organization. This includes promoting the 2018 Slovenian Language Summer School. Association secretary, Mateya Slobodnik provides more information about the scholarship which is available to attend this year’s Slovenian Summer School. The Ministry for Slovenians Living Abroad and ...

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        Serial Production Of World’s Only Floating Gramophones Launched in Nova Gorica

        Mag-Lev Audio has launched the production of the world’s only floating gramophones in rented premises in Nova Gorica. The company has recently employed 12 more people and now comprises a total of 20 people. Directors Tomaž Pegan and Davorin Furlan said at a presentation in the Primorska Technology Park in Vrtojba that they plan to produce around 1,500 floating gramophones ...

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          Ljubljana’s BTC Wants To Become a Testing Ground For Self-Driving Vehicles

          Every day, around 34,000 vehicles drive through the BTC shopping district in Ljubljana, said BTC chairman Jože Mermal, adding that the shopping district could become a testing ground for driverless vehicles. Mermal said at a presentation on Tuesday that BTC invested 100,000 euros in the project. According to Mermal, the BTC shopping district is an ideal testing ground for autonomous ...

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            Hens in Slovenia lay on average a million eggs a day

            According to the latest data, there are about 1.7 million laying hens in Slovenia, which lay on average a million eggs a day. The self-sufficiency rate in eggs is high, almost 95%, which means that indigenous production of eggs almost entirely satisfies domestic consumption (consumption for fodder, food and in the industry). Export of eggs from Slovenia always exceeds import ...

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              The Fans Always Leave a Big Mark In Planica

              “Where are the Norwegians this year?” is a question that could be heard many times this weekend at the ski flying holiday. Although not very strong in numbers, the Norwegian fans always leave a big mark in Planica. Tourism workers love them for their thick wallets, and for the good experience they have with them – they don’t cause any ...

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                The Miner

                Based on a true story: 2009, Slovenia, Alija is an immigrant miner. Due to the crisis, miners are losing jobs. Alija is happy when he is sent to work in an abandoned mine, to check if it is empty. In the mine, he finds hidden proof of post-WW2 crimes. He is threatened to stop digging, but he decides to continue, ...

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                  American Slovenian Education Foundation Gala 2018

                  Over 100 gathered at the ASEF Gala at Stanford University this past weekend. Scholars, researchers, educators, artists and other guests from all over the globe, from Argentina to Hong Kong, came to celebrate their shared origin, create new connections, and recognize the lifetime achievement of Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Duncan Haldane. Prof. Haldane was honored to receive the ASEF Lifetime ...

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                    New Slovenian Consulate Open in Geelong

                    Sunday, 11th February, the new Slovenian consulate in Victoria was officially opened in Geelong by the Slovenian minister for Economic development and Technology Zdravko Pocivalsek and Slovenian Ambassador to Australia, Helena Drnovsek Zorko. Honorary consul for Victoria Eddy Kontelj hosted this event, whereby various members of the Slovenian and Australia governments spoke and were present. Source: Radio SBS | Tania ...

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