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Slovenia sends firefighters to N Macedonia

Ljubljana – Slovenia has deployed a civil protection unit and 16 vehicles to North Macedonia to help fight wildfires there in response to the country’s asking for help through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

According to a post on the government’s Twitter profile, Slovenia sent 46 members of civil protection specialising in fighting wildfires with 16 vehicles.

Slovenia’s beer trade on the rise

Ljubljana – Beer lovers, brewers, hop growers and pub owners will celebrate International Beer Day on Friday. Last year, there were 68 companies in Slovenia with beer production as their main activity, compared to only 12 in 2010, according to the Statistics Office. According to 2018 data, Slovenians consume 26 litres of beer at home on average per year.

Project SI4CARE addresses distance caregiving for elderly

Ljubljana – The SI4CARE European Social Innovation Project, initiated by researchers from Slovenia, aims to improve the process of providing long-distance caregiving for older people. They note that it is important to identify the services and technologies that are available and the demand for them.

Slovenia make it to semi-finals of Olympic basketball tournament

Tokyo – Slovenia have advanced to the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics basketball tournament in a historic feat as it won 94:70 against Germany on Tuesday. This is the first time the Slovenian men’s basketball team is competing at the Games and now they are one win away from a medal.

Greece fights fires during 'worst heatwave since 1987'

Firefighters were battling two large wildfires in Greece on Aug. 2, as the prime minister said the country was suffering its worst heatwave in more than three decades.

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Fires have also raged across Turkey, Spain and Italy over the weekend with experts warning climate change was increasing both the frequency and intensity of such blazes.

Olympics: Italy Made History with Jacobs Winning 100 m Sprint

Marcell Jacobs of Italy is the surprise victor of the fastest track race at the Tokyo Olympics, the men's 100 meter.

Jacobs beat his personal best time and put his star solidly on the map in the blazing fast race.

He was not well-known in the track world before today, making it to the semi-finals of this event in the 2019 World Athletics Championships.

Mighty Serbia defeated Montenegro and chose Italy for the next rival!

The Olympic champion inflicted a heavy defeat on one of the medal candidates and chose third place in the group with a score of 3-2.
Therefore, Serbia scheduled a classic with Italy in the quarterfinals of the tournament. A clash of Olympic and world champions for a real spectacle!

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