Monday, November 24, 2008
Reader's Digest decided to test the honesty of people around the world, so they had reporters in the largest cities in 32 countries 'lose' 30 cell phones in each location. The reporters then called each phone, and if a passerby picked up the phone and answered, asked if the person would return the phone. If the passerby picked up the phone without answering, they waited to see if the person would call one of the numbers programmed into the phone directory to try to find its owner.
In Ljubljana, smallest of the cities, with a population of about 267,000, 29 of the 30 phones were returned. In Hong Kong and the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, there were a meager 13 returns."
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
The 2008 edition of The Days of European Cultural Heritage, organized under the initiative of the European Council and European Union, will be taking place from 20 to 27 September. This year the event will be dedicated to the life and work of Primož Trubar, one of Slovenia's most famous poets, father of the written Slovenian language, and leader of the Protestant movement in Slovenia"Each year, the Slovenian Days of European Cultural Heritage feature a wide and varied programme of events organised by the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia in collaboration with numerous institutions, societies and individuals."
Well, we missed a good bit of reporting on summer activities (everything actually) including the granddaddy of events, the Ljubljana Summer Festival. We will try to make it up, however, with more attentive coverage of events happening this fall, and there will be a good number of them.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
According to Ljubljana Life magazine, "the festival presents a variety of ethno and other styles, including new jazz, that generally do not appear at traditional music events in Slovenia. It has been on Ljubljana's music scene for over twenty years, and attracts a good number of musicians from around the world to the stages of Ljubljana's local venues, including Križanke, Cankarjev dom, and various city streets and squares. They acts may not all be well known, but the consensus is that the music is usually first rate."
More info at www.drugagodba.si