The septaria complemented the look of the roundabout

Last week, an interesting sculpture was placed in the new roundabout in Šentilj. Due to their very different and unusual shapes, sizes and compositions, these geological attractions were considered to be dinosaur eggs. Sculpture, however, is certainly not that.
The septaria or concretion was found ten years ago in the municipality of Šentilj. It is estimated to be around 3000 years old. By no means is this the only such find in the area of ​​Slovenske gorice.
So it is not a sculpture created by human hands, but a real work of art of nature. The installation in the roundabout required minimal interventions, which were taken care of by a citizen, a sculptor.
Septaria is a specialty in nature that contains cavities or cracks that are filled with other minerals, such as calcite. The processes that created septaria are still unexplained, there are several theories about this.
Septaria does not have a name yet, but it certainly has the right location.
the new roundabout in Šentilj also got an almost final look with the help of a septarium. The official opening of the roundabout itself will most likely take place in the autumn, when the use permit will also be issued.

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Holidays in the Art Gallery

This year, as in previous years, the Maribor Art Gallery is offering a varied holiday program for children.
Creative and playful gatherings with works of art are intended for children aged five to nine. The program is paid, but includes workshop management, art material and a snack.
The participants of the workshops study artistic motives and techniques through creation in classical painting, drawing, sculpting techniques and more modern ones, such as photography and video. Given that UGM has many years of experience with summer workshops, they note that this year, given the health situation in the country, attending workshops is no different than in previous years.
Also at the workshops at the Maribor Art Gallery, they are forced to respect the rules and recommendations issued by the National Office of Public Health regarding the current situation in the country.
Until the end of August, children will enjoy programs full of creative adventures, both in the UGM premises and in the City Park. The different ways of creating, however, serve as an artistic language for all participants, with which they express what they see and feel when they run out of words.

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What do changes in media legislation bring?

The biggest changes, if the proposal is of course accepted, are expected in the financing of national RTV. Three percent of the collected RTV contribution would now be used for STA, and five for the realization of the public interest in the field of media.
The Slovenian Journalists' Association warns that the deadline set by the Ministry of Culture for a public debate on the package of proposed changes to media legislation is decidedly too short, which is what some deputies in the opposition and coalition are saying.
The director of RTV Slovenia, Igor Kadunc, emphasized for the MMC web portal that a possible change in media legislation would increase their expenditure by EUR 15,1 million, which in his opinion means the end for national RTV. As he pointed out, national television has obligations written into the law, and it needs a certain number of people and a certain amount of money to fulfill it. However, they cannot reduce it to provide such a program. But the issue of centralization still arises in the provision of public media service.
He further pointed out that in his case, too, the media took a stand and did not report on the municipality of Radenci.
In addition to the novelties in the distribution of the contribution for RTV, which would henceforth be intended for other media, changes are also awaiting corrections, music quotas and advertising. Critics of the law blame the lack of a strategy and clear media policy that has not been formulated by any of the previous governments so far.

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The green lake not far from Kidričevo invites

A modern sports and recreation center Green Lake Slovenia is being built in the Pleterje gravel pit near Kidričevo. Most of the infrastructure is already provided, and the center is expected to be fully operational by the next bathing season. There is no shortage of swimmers and recreational athletes right now.
Green Lake Slovenia is a sports and recreation center located in unspoiled nature, and offers visitors a quality leisure time.
It is intended for all generations, and the visit of the latter strongly depends on the further spread of the covid-19 virus.
The entrance fee is free, and the reason for this decision was explained by the mayor of the municipality of Kidričevo Anton Leskovar.
On weekends, a variety of activities are available at the venue, and culinary pampering will also be provided.
In Green Lake Slovenia, they also plan to build a Wake Park with a 420-meter ski lift, which will transport 6 skiers or surfers on the water at the same time.
The Green Lake Sports and Recreation Center is the first center of its kind to combine sports, relaxation, entertainment and holidays in one place, and it offers many leisure opportunities on 10 hectares of landscaped land.

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Holiday care in Ruše

In the municipality of Ruše, during the summer holidays, from 29 June to 28 August, a free holiday care program for primary school children is being implemented.
Holiday care takes place every working day between 7:00 and 15:00. The meeting point is in the premises of CEZAM, where they can also conduct many workshops as there is enough space for all participants in holiday care.
The children are cared for by a team of trained mentors and professional performers of many interesting contents. The activities are adapted to the age of the participants in the care.
Every day, participants are provided with a snack and lunch, which is paid for by the parents. The activities within the workshops are completely free. A maximum of 30 children can take part in the activity every day.
All four contractors prepare separate activities for each week. So the children of the workshops do not get tired, because new things are waiting for them every day or every week.
Otherwise, in Ruše, due to the cancellation of the Red Cross holiday, children were given a month of free swimming in the pool of the Ruše Sports Park. The monthly ticket is valid from the day the ticket is picked up and is valid for 1 month. However, it should be used during the school holidays.

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Renovated cottage on Trikotna jasa

Several months ago, the renovation of the popular Koča na Trikotni jasi began. The cottage has a nicer look and additional facilities.
All these months they worked intensively on the hut, and yesterday they also opened the hut. Due to the current health situation in our country, the official opening is currently scheduled for September.
For now, visitors to the cottage can only refresh themselves with a drink, and food is also planned. In the future, a picnic or a larger event will be possible at Trikotna jasa. When the situation allows it.
Visitors can go to Trikotna jaso in several ways.
During the week, you can also go to Trikotna jasa after 16 pm with the Radvanje chairlift, and on weekends with the chairlift from 11 am onwards. PohorjeJet also represents an additional possibility of descending into the valley.
The cottage is not only a restaurant, but also a place of relaxation.
This year is not the most favorable for Pohorje… first a bad winter season, then an epidemic of coronavirus disease 19. However, Koča Trikotna jasa remains a popular excursion point, both for locals and other visitors.

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Restoration of the Žička Carthusian Monastery

The mayor of Konjic, Darko Ratajc, has signed a construction contract for the renovation of the church in the Žička Carthusian Monastery. The local company Gradnje Marguč was selected in a public tender, which will carry out the first phase of the renovation for a little less than 700 thousand. The state provided two million euros for the reconstruction of the church.
The Žiče Carthusian Monastery is a mysterious beauty, built between 1160 and 1165 by order of the Styrian border count Otakar III. Traungavca. Originally it served as the home of the French Carthusians, but today it has a completely different role.
Leaders in the municipality of Slovenske Konjice decided on the complete renovation of the former monastery.
The project is financially extensive, and the restoration will be difficult mainly due to the fact that the Žička Carthusian Monastery is considered a cultural monument of national importance.
In the past, the Žička Carthusian Monastery, as one of the biggest attractions of Slovenske Konjice, attracted many domestic and foreign visitors, and the renovation will, according to the mayor of the municipality Drago Ratajc, affect an even greater number of visitors.
The Zice Carthusian Monastery will thus get a completely new image, which due to its over six hundred years of existence has experienced many ups and downs, survived many rulers and thus periods, from Romanticism, Gothic, Renaissance to Baroque, which was reflected in its life and updates.

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New Commander of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Maribor Municipality

The Mayor of the Municipality of Maribor, Saša Arsenovič, has today appointed a new Commander of the Civil Protection Staff of the Municipality of Maribor. The current commander Aleš Ciringer, who has led the Civil Protection of the Municipality of Maribor since May 2015, remains a member of the staff.
The current Civil Protection Commander has acted in many demanding interventions in his work and has always proved himself by effectively connecting protection and rescue services and by clear and credible communication with various publics.
Samo Robič, who has been active in the fire brigade since he was a child, was officially appointed commander of the Civil Protection of the Municipality of Maribor today. He took several courses in firefighting specialties and also a course for leading major interventions.
The new commander is employed as the director of the Gymnasium and the Secondary School of Chemistry in Ruše, and for the second term he is the commander of the Maribor Fire Brigade, which includes 21 voluntary fire brigades.
Due to the declaration of the epidemic, the Civil Protection Maribor was activated by the headquarters of the Civil Protection Maribor. With the decision of the commander, the protection and rescue forces in the Municipality of Maribor were activated, for professional support to the staff in the event of an epidemic.
In gratitude to the current commander Ciringer, Mayor Arsenovič pointed out that Maribor is a safe place where people feel safe and this is one of the most important values.

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Students point out the hardship

Student work fell by half in the second half of March and April and is only slowly growing. “Thus, the entire student labor market in May was still about 40 percent lower, and in June it was 30 percent lower than last year. The problem is, in most cases, the inability to study at a distance.
Students living in private accommodation have not received state aid, nor have students who do not receive a subsidy for living in student dormitories
In addition, students are proposing a reform of the Zois Scholarship, free use of public passenger transport for students, as well as for retirees, rehabilitation of the full professorship, and the introduction of a single student card.
The coronavirus also affected the mental state of the students. Some of them have found themselves in one form or another of hardship, which is usually hidden from the general public. That is why ŠOUM organizes counseling centers where students can turn for help.
The situation of students in Slovenia is uncertain, which is why ŠOS 29 published a call for grants to students most affected by the measures to curb the epidemic. The aid fund has raised almost 30.000 euros so far.

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Soon a new football field

Numerous projects are being implemented in the Municipality of Radenci with the aim of raising the quality of life. This year's draft budget envisages just under 11,68 million euros in total revenues and almost 14,51 million in total expenditures. In addition to renovating the roads, most of the money will be spent on renovating the football field.
We would like to remind you that the adoption of the budget in Radenci was accompanied by a heated debate, where Mayor Roman Leljak announced that he would resign as mayor if he did not adopt the budget.
One of the most important investments is the complete renovation of the football field, along which the floodlights will also be arranged.
They also plan to renovate the roads and build a sports hall. Despite the corona crisis, the work of the municipality went smoothly.
As a major acquisition, the mayor also points out the opening of a new intergenerational center, which opened its doors to the public and local libraries at the opening ceremony yesterday, which is an important acquisition for all citizens.

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