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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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Slovenia’s Ski Making Pioneer

Slovenia has a along tradition of skiing; the residents of the Bloke Plateau were the first in Central Europe to use skis for transportation. But it was a man named Jakob Rozman who created the first Slovenian brand of skis – and helped to make skiing the national pastime. The story began in the Bohinj Valley, which is surrounded by ...

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Jakov Fak: I will keep delivering as long as I’m healthy

Biathlete Jakov Fak on Friday received the silver medal which he won at Thursday’s 20-kilometre race. Fak finished just 5.5 seconds behind Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Bø, clearing all 20 targets to claim the first medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics for Slovenia. Fak had a busy schedule in PyeongChang on Thursday: After the post-event press conference, he headed to the ...

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Slovenian Ice Hockey Team Open Olympics With Overtime Win Against US

The Slovenian men’s ice hockey team opened the Olympic tournament in PyeongChang on Wednesday with a 3:2 win over the favoured United States in overtime.  It was a come-from-behind victory for Slovenia, who trailed the Americans until the 46th minute, when Blaž Gregorc scored to reduce the US lead to 2:1. The come-back was complete less than two minutes to ...

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Ancient Slovenian Monsters Have Invaded an American City

Late each winter, on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, during the Carnival season, strange creatures fill the streets of Ptuj, Slovenia’s oldest town. The wool-clad, horned creatures – known as “kurenti” or “korenti” — mark the arrival of spring, and they do it by making as much noise as possible with cowbells hanging from their belts. “Kurenti” are ancient; like ...

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A Doctor’s Vision

Franc Derganc was not just one of Slovenia’s leading surgeons; he was also a medical entrepreneur. He set up the first private hospital in Slovenia – an institution that would play a key role in the country’s resistance to Fascist occupation. Derganc was born in the sleepy Bela Krajina town of Semič, a place known for its gentle vineyards and ...

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Magda Pišotek and Marija Penca Are Respected Teachers And Cultural Workers Within Melbourne’s Slovenian Community.

Magda Pišotek, Marija Penca and Draga Gelt OAM, authors of a new book titled The Power of Words have been tireless cultural workers and teachers within the Slovenian Community in Victoria for over 4 decades. This book with over 500 pages highlights the many cultural programs prepared by the three authors over the past 40 plus years, celebrating many events, ...

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