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The Intenda Foundation lost the trial for the YMCA building Around Slovakia Locked THE INTENDA Foundation effectively lawfully lost the dispute with the Association YMCA in Slovakia concerning the building on Šancová Street, popularly called YMCA, due to its original owner. 17 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
New application helps lost and abandoned animals Around Slovakia Locked NEW application for smart-phones GobyPet can help save abandoned, lost or abused animals. 17 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Record of Tatra chamois Around Slovakia Locked CLOSE to 100 employees of the High Tatras National Park’s (TANAP) state forestry company ŠL (Štátne lesy) TANAP set off for nearly 60 locations within 10 protected areas in mid-October to count the local population of chamois. 17 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Nitra baked the biggest bread Around Slovakia Locked NITRA ba-kers celebrated October 16, World Bread Day, by baking the record loaf in Slovakia. The “classical consumer wheat-rye bread” was 229 centimetres long, 83 centimetres wide and weighed 36 kilograms, thus becoming the biggest bread in the history of Slovakia and making it into the Slovak Book of Records. It was as big as 36 one-kilogram loaves – a normal size sold in shops – and weighed close to the 38 kilograms that is the annual consumption of bread in Slovakia per capita. 17 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Synagogues serve art, culture Around Slovakia Locked IN SLOVAKIA the fate of synagogues, which used to be quite numerous, is lamentable. As the Jewish commu-nity has shrunk considerably, and the two totalitarian regimes that swept across the country in the 20th century were not supportive, many of these buildings were destroyed, used for other – often quite destructive – purposes, or simply left abandoned to decay. 17 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Slovaks changed nutrition Around Slovakia THE EATING habits of Slovaks have changed considerably over the past 20 years, with the average Slovak now eating, for example, half the amount of potatoes than in 1993, Poštová Banka analyst Dana Vrabcová has pointed out in her analysis. 10 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Last battle of an old war re-enacted in Lamač Around Slovakia THE LAND between the Bratislava boroughs of Lamač and Záhorská Bystrica was revived in mid-October by a historical re-enactment of the Prussian-Austrian war. On October 11 and 12, the re-enactment of the 1886 battle near Lamač that ended the war between these two 19th-century superpowers was organised by the members of the BS-13/Stoh (Haystack) civic association collaborating with the borough of Lamač. 10 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Tree of the Year 2014 is white mulberry Around Slovakia THE 12th YEAR of the poll searching for the most interesting, rarest or otherwise special Slovak tree has found a winner: the white mulberry (Morus alba L.) growing in the town of Senica, among housing estates. 10 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Record kite was 175 m long Around Slovakia KOŠICE saw two records broken on October 11. The first took place at an event called Šarkaniáda / Kiteade at the KVP housing estate which saw a competition of kites. 10 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
The secondary vocational school in Sklenárova and secondary grammar school in Tomášikova celebrate 50 years Around Slovakia TWO secondary schools administered by the Bratislava region celebrate their 50th anniversary this year: the secondary vocational school (VOŠ) of Samuel Jurkovič in Sklenárova and the Secondary Grammar School of Laco Novomeský on Tomášikova Street in Bratislava. 3 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
National park Slovak Paradise celebrates half-centenary Around Slovakia SLOVAK Paradise (Slovenský raj in Slovak) is an area in the east of Slovakia that has become a popular tourist destination and a true paradise for hikers and nature lovers. By the end of September, it celebrated 50 years since it was pronounced a national park (NP) reserve. 3 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Zvolen welcomed UN Representative of Arctic Peoples from Greenland Around Slovakia THE TOWN of Zvolen on October 19 welcomed Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, a shaman, from the Kalaallit nation in Western Greenland and the official representative of Arctic peoples at the United Nations. 3 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Bojnice zoo burned rhinoceros horns to stress poaching Around Slovakia BY THE end of September, rhinoceros horns were symbolically burned at the Bojnice zoo in order to draw attention to the worldwide problem of poaching and trade in rhinoceros horn. By burning six horns, the Bratislava Customs Office and the Environment Ministry have joined other countries around the world, thus commemorating World Rhinoceros Day (on Monday, September 22). 3 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
NGOs want to save bees, launching a project for their adoption Around Slovakia EXPERTS warn that bees in the wild are on the decline, and so environmentalists want to contribute to their preservation by having members of public adopt them. Individuals, and also companies in Slovakia, are able to adopt a larva, a worker-bee, a queen-bee, a whole beehive or a bee-keeper. 27 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Chatam Sofer, Jewish scholar, died 175 years ago Around Slovakia CHATAM Sofer, born Mosche (i.e. Moses) Schreiber, is still respected in the orthodox milieu as one of the world’s greatest rabbis. 27 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
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