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19 Aug 2019, 19:25 PM

Časoris is an online newspaper aimed at children. Each week we’ll take an article and post it here as a Slovene-English dual text.

Janja Garnbret Prva Plezalka S Petimi Zlatimi Medaljami

Janja Garnbret First Climber With Five Gold Medals

Written by Katarina Bulatović, translated by JL Flanner & G Translate

»Nepredstavljivo je, kaj mi je uspelo v tej sezoni,« je dejala Janja Garnbret.

“It is inconceivable what I have achieved this season,” said Janja Garnbret.

Svetovna prvakinja je postala še v težavnostnem plezanju.

The World Champion became even more confident in climbing.

Uspešna je bila tudi Mia Krampl, ki je dosegla drugo mesto.

Mia Krampl was also successful, finishing second.

Že dva dni prej je Janja Garnbret navijače razveselila z osvojitvijo zlate kolajne v balvanskem plezanju.

Two days earlier, Janja Garnbret had already been cheered by fans for the gold medal in bouldering.

V tej disciplini je kot prva športnica na svetu drugič zapored ubranila naslov svetovne prvakinje.

In this discipline, she is the first athlete in the world to defend the title of world champions for the second time.

»Oba naslova mi res veliko, veliko pomenita in res sem vesela, da sem obdržala mirno glavo,« je po osvojitvi naslova dejala plezalka.

"Both titles really mean a lot to me, and I'm really happy to keep my head calm," said the climber after winning the title.

»Jaz samo uživam in plezam tako, kot znam,« je po osvojitvi dveh zlatih medalj na Japonskem dejala mlada Korošica.

"I just enjoy the climb as I know it," said the young girl from Korošica after winning two gold medals in Japan.

Jutri se bo potegovala še za tretje odličje na tem prvenstvu.

Tomorrow she will compete for a third in this championship.

V nedeljo se je že uvrstila tudi na olimpijske igre, ki bodo prihodnje leto v Tokiu.

On Sunday she also made it to the Olympics, which will be in Tokyo next year

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18 Aug 2019, 22:13 PM

August 18, 2019

There are close to seventy milk vending machines in Slovenia, enabling consumers to come and get as much or as little raw milk from local farms as they need in their own container or one that can be bought from the machine itself.

The first milk vending machines were introduced in some European states (Switzerland, Italy and France) in the mid-1990s, while the first milk machine arrived in Slovenia in 2009, and soon many more joined it. Milk machines became increasingly popular among the population, who preferred raw milk straight from the farmer instead of treated milk from retailers. Many farmers, who get the full purchase price from the vending machines (1 EUR/L), but  only 30% of that from milk merchants, believe that the raw milk safety scare of 2011 was in fact orchestrated by milk traders, who were worried about the future of their business once farmers were given direct access to consumers through the milk machines.

Eight years later, milk sales through vending machines have not been yet reached their pre-scare levels, but are certainly on the rise again. Moreover, with the plastic waste problem that has hit the minds of Western consumers after China banned imports of recyclables beginning with 2018, milk vending machines make more sense now than ever, as a way to support farmers,  reduce waste and get a higher quality product.

The milk in the machines has to be changed every 24 hours and is kept at 4 degrees Celsius. A list of milk vending machines in Slovenia can be found here.

And this is how they are used:

13 Aug 2019, 09:17 AM

Časoris is an online newspaper aimed at children. Each week we’ll take an article and post it here as a Slovene-English dual text.

Written by Katarina Bulatović, translated by JL Flanner & G Translate

Mladost naj bi bila norost, a tudi mladi imajo svoje skrbi

Youth is supposed to be madness, but young people also have their concerns

Kolikokrat si zaželiš, da bi že enkrat odrasla? Takrat lahko sama odločaš, kdaj se boš učila, jedla čokolado ali igrala video igre.

How many times have you wished you could grow at once? You could then decide when to study, eat chocolate or play video games.

Fino, kajne?

Fine, right?

Vendar svet dobrih 300,000 mladih, ki pri nas vstopajo v svet odraslih, ni vedno rožnat. Na to ob današnjem mednarodnem dnevu mladih opozarjajo mladinske organizacije.

However, the world of over 300,000 young people entering the adult world is not always rosy. Youth organizations are drawing attention to this on today's International Youth Day.

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»Največji izziv današnjih mladih je zagotovo ustrezna rešitev stanovanjskega vprašanja,« pravi Jasmina Opec Vöröš, vodja zagovorništva pri Mladinskem svetu Slovenije (MSS).

"The biggest challenge for today's youth is certainly the proper solution to the housing problem," says Jasmina Opec Vöröš, head of advocacy at the Youth Council of Slovenia (MSS).

Mladi, ki želijo zapustiti dom, v katerem so živeli kot otroci, težko najamejo, kaj šele kupijo stanovanje. Teh primanjkuje oziroma so tako draga, da si jih mladi nikakor ne morejo privoščiti, dodaja Jasmina Opec Vöröš.

Young people who want to leave the home they lived in as children find it difficult to rent, let alone buy, an apartment. They are scarce or so expensive that young people cannot afford them at all, adds Jasmina Opec Vöröš.

Brezposelnost med mladimi se je v zadnjih letih sicer zmanjšala, a mnogi še vedno ne zaslužijo dovolj.

Although youth unemployment has decreased in recent years, many still do not earn enough.

Njihova plača ne zadošča za najemnino, banke pa tistim brez rednih prihodkov ne želijo posoditi denarja.

Their pay is not enough for rent, and banks do not want to lend money to those without regular income.

»To vpliva na osamosvajanje mladih, saj si težko ustvarijo družino,« poudarja sogovornica.

"This affects the independence of young people, because they have a difficult time starting a family," said one interviewee.

Dan mladih od leta 1999 obeležujemo na pobudo generalne skupščine Organizacije združenih narodov (OZN).

Youth Day has been celebrated since 1999 at the initiative of the United Nations General Assembly.

Tema letošnjega je preoblikovanje izobraževanj. OZN si želi, da bi izobraževanje postalo dostopno za vse mlade.

The theme of this year is the transformation of education. The UN wants education to be accessible to all young people.

»Velik izziv je tudi zagotavljanje delovnih mest za visoko izobražene mlade, predvsem v krajih, ki niso večja mestna središča,« še opozarja Jasmina Opec Vöröš.

"It is also a great challenge to provide jobs for highly educated young people, especially in places other than major urban centres," points out Jasmina Opec Vöröš.

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05 Aug 2019, 10:46 AM

Časoris is an online newspaper aimed at children. Each week we’ll take an article and post it here as a Slovene-English dual text.

Written by Katarina Bulatović, translated by JL Flanner & G Translate

Fortnite je zelo drugačen od resničnega življenja

Fortnite is very different from real life

Blaž Lešnik je edini Slovenec, ki se mu je uspelo uvrstiti na največji turnir v igranju videoigre Fortnite.

Blaž Lešnik is the only Slovenian who has managed to qualify for the biggest Fortnite video game tournament.

V kvalifikacijah za nastop na zaključnem turnirju je prek spleta sodelovalo okoli 40 milijonov igralcev z vsega sveta.

About 40 million players from around the world participated online in the qualifications for the final tournament.

Brez trdega dela tudi pri igranju videoigric ni uspeha, pravi šestnajstletni srednješolec, ki ga soigralci poznajo pod vzdevkom K1nzell in ki nastopa za Team Atlantis.

Without the hard work of playing video games, there is no success, says the sixteen-year-old high school student, known by teammates under the alias K1nzell, who plays for Team Atlantis.

V finale na teniškem stadionu v New Yorku se jih je uvrstilo sto, med njimi tudi Blaž, ki je zasedel 30. mesto. Za nagrado si je prislužil 45 tisoč evrov.

One hundred made it to the finals at the New York Tennis Stadium, including Blaž, who finished 30th. He won a prize of €45,000.

Kako je potekal turnir?

How did the tournament go?

V New York smo odpotovali približno teden dni pred turnirjem. Tam smo potem večino časa trenirali, da smo se privadili igranju v drugačnem okolju.

We travelled to New York about a week before the tournament. We then trained there most of the time to get used to playing in a different environment.

V nedeljo smo odšli na stadion okoli štiri ure pred začetkom tekmovanja. Približno ob enih popoldan so organizatorji poskrbeli za koncert DJ-ja Marshmella.

On Sunday, we went to the stadium about four hours before the start of the competition. At about one in the afternoon, the organisers arranged for a concert by DJ Marshmello.

Takoj po koncu se je začel turnir.

Immediately after this finished the tournament began.

Potekal je odlično, saj sem po četrti igri zasedel 5. mesto. Zaradi nesreče in povečanega števila igralcev v mojem izbranem »landing stepu« Sunny Steps pa potem ni več potekalo vse po načrtih.

It went great as I finished 5th after the fourth game. This was by chance and due to the increased number of players in my chosen "landing step", Sunny Steps, then everything went as planned.

Kako so potekale priprave na tekmovanje?

How did the preparations for the competition go?

Fortnite igram že približno dve leti, torej odkar obstaja.

I've been playing Fortnite for about two years now, so they were happening all that time.

Vsak dan sem v igranje vložil veliko ur, kar se je na koncu tudi izplačalo.

Every day I played for many hours, which eventually paid off.

Fortnite je igra, ki združuje bojevanje, raziskovanje in gradnjo virtualnega sveta. Kaj je tebi pri igri še posebno všeč?

Fortnite is a game that combines fighting, exploring and building a virtual world. What do you particularly like about the game?

Fortnite je edinstvena videoigra. Takoj me je zelo pritegnila, saj je bila edina, ki vsebuje grajenje.

Fortnite is a unique video game. It immediately caught my attention as it was the only one which includes creativity.

V kakšnem smislu?

In what sense?

Všeč mi je, kako je lahko vsak posamezen igralec oziroma njegov način igranja drugačen od ostalih.

I like how each individual player or their way of playing can be different from the others.

V Fortnitu si lahko zelo kreativen, zaradi česar si lahko boljši od večine.

You can be very creative in Fortnite, and this can make you better than most.

V igri je tudi kar nekaj nasilja. Kako to razumeš?

There is also quite a bit of violence in the game. How do you understand that?

Na to ne gledam kot na nasilje, saj je igra zelo različna od resničnega življenja.

I do not view this as violence, as the game is very different from real life.

Koliko časa na dan posvetiš Fortnitu?

How much time a day do you dedicate to Fortnite?

Več ur, da lahko ostanem na tako visokem nivoju, kar je pa tudi zelo težko.

Many hours to stay at such a high level, which is also very difficult.

Kaj še počneš v prostem času?

What else do you do in your spare time?

Veliko časa mi vzame šola, zato večino prostega časa posvetim igranju oziroma treniranju Fortnita.

A lot of the time I have school, so I spend most of my free time playing or coaching Fortnite.

Kaj si še želiš doseči?

What else do you want to achieve?

V prihodnosti se ob igranju želim posvetiti še snemanju videov in predvajanju igranja v živo na Twitchu oziroma YouTubu.

In the future, when I play I want to focus on video recording and live streaming on Twitch or YouTube.

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31 Jul 2019, 11:53 AM

July 31, 2019

As evident from the video above, the possibility of hitting a wild animal while driving is quite high in Slovenia. The hunters’ association thus recommends special attention be paid in the early evening hours and in the areas where warning signs are placed.

In the event of a collision, the driver should first take care of their own safety by putting on a reflective vest, then marking the roadway with a triangle for the safety of other drivers and calling the emergency number 112 to inform the centre about the accident.

The emergency centre operator will then send the hygiene service to remove the animal carcass or hunters to follow the injured animal and assess its chances of survival. The procedure should be observed in support of the sustainable management of the hunting area. The removal of a deer or any other game animal by oneself is against the law. According to the provisions of the veterinary legislation, such meat is considered as potentially tainted and consequently unsuitable for consumption, as it has not been examined and established whether or not it contains infectious diseases that can be transmitted.

29 Jul 2019, 13:25 PM

Recent figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia show that 45 adoptions were recorded in the country in 2018. Before their adoption 31 of these children lived in Slovenia, while 14 children were adopted from abroad, coming from eight different countries. In 24 of these 45 cases the child was adopted by a couple, got two new parents, while in 20 cases the child was adopted by a spouse/partner of the child’s biological parent, a so-called partner adoption.

As this latter might be of interest to our readers, we got in touch the a local Center za socialno delo and found out what papers are needed if you plan on adopting you’re Slovenian’s partner’s child. Not that the whole process can take up to one year, and that some of the documents (such as health and criminal background) should be no more than six months old.

The eight documents needed are:

Izisek iz rojstne matične knjige – Birth certificate

Izpisek iz poročne knjige  –  Marriage certificate

Potrdilo o nekaznovanju – Criminal record check

Potrdilo o tem, da ni vložena pravnomočna obtožnica in bila izdana obsodilna sobda – Certificate showing you have not been convicted of a crime (if you have no convictions, this is covered by the criminal record check)

Zdavniško potrdilo – Health test (including a thorough drug test)

Potrdilo o državljanstvu  – Citizenship papers (passport)

Potrdilo o zaposlitvi in obseme dohodku za zadnje tri mesece – Details of your employment and income for previous three months

Potrdilo, da vlagateljema niso bile odvzete roditeljske pravice oz. nista postavljena pod skrbništvo – A certificate showing that you have not lost your parental rights (not available in all countries)

23 Jul 2019, 16:56 PM

Časoris is an online newspaper aimed at children. Each week we’ll take an article and post it here as a Slovene-English dual text.

Prvi človek na Luni spremenil svet

The first man on the Moon changed the world

Written by Katarina Bulatović, translated by JL Flanner & G Translate

»Majhen korak za človeka, a velik skok za človeštvo.«

"A small step for a man, but a giant leap for mankind."

To so znamenite besede, ki jih je pred 50 leti izrekel ameriški astronavt Neil Armstrong in se za vedno zapisal v zgodovino človeštva.

These are the famous words spoken 50 years ago by American the astronaut Neil Armstrong and forever written in the history of mankind.

Skupaj z Buzzom Aldrinom in Michaelom Collinsom je 16. julija 1969 v misiji Apollo 11 na raketi Saturn 5 poletel v vesolje.

Together with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, on July 16, 1969, in Apollo 11, the Saturn 5 rocket flew into space.

Štiri dni kasneje sta Armstrong in Aldrin kot prva na svetu pristala na površju Lune.

Four days later, Armstrong and Aldrin were the first from Earth to land on the surface of the Moon.

Na Luni sta bili dve uri in pol, nabrala sta vzorce prahu in kamenja, se fotografirala in v njeno površje zapičila ameriško zastavo.

They spent two and a half hours on the Moon, collected dust and stone samples, took photographs, and planted the American flag on its surface.

Odprava Apolla 11 se je na Zemljo vrnila 24. julija. Tedaj so se trije astronavti prvič predstavili javnosti. Sprejeli so jih kot narodne junake.

The Apollo 11 returned to Earth on July 24th. The three astronauts were then first introduced to the public. They were greeted as national heroes.

ZDA in Sovjetska zveza sta tedaj tekmovali, katera bo v osvajanju vesolja prva.

The United States and the Soviet Union were then competing who would be the first in the conquest of space.

Čeprav je bil pristanek na Luni za Američane velika zmaga, je ta dogodek tudi za vedno spremenil družbo. To je bil uspeh za človeštvo, ne le za Američane.

Although landing on the Moon was a great victory for the Americans, this event also changed society forever. It was a success for humanity, not just for Americans.

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16 Jul 2019, 20:17 PM

Časoris is an online newspaper aimed at children. Each week we’ll take an article and post it here as a Slovene-English dual text.

Evroposlanci bodo odločali, kdo bo najpomembnejši vodja v EU

Europeans will decide who will be the most important leader in the EU

Written by Katarina Bulatović, translated by JL Flanner & G Translate

Ta teden bo za vse organe Evropske unije pomemben. Evropski poslanci bodo jutri odločali, kdo bo predsednik ali predsednica Evropske komisije.

This week will be important for all bodies of the European Union. MEPs will decide tomorrow who will be president of the European Commission.

Kandidatka za to mesto je Ursula von der Leyen. To je 60-letna zdravnica in ekonomistka, ki prihaja iz Nemčije.

The candidate for this place is Ursula von der Leyen. This is a 60-year doctor and economist who comes from Germany.

Njena izvolitev za zdaj ni gotova. Za to potrebuje absolutno večino glasov evropskih poslancev, torej vsaj 376 od 751.

Her election is not decided. This requires an absolute majority of the MEPs, at least 376 out of 751.

Za zdaj so ji glasove obljubili v največji politični skupini, Evropski ljudski strani. Drugi dve veliki skupini, socialisti (S&D) in liberalci (Prenovimo Evropo), še oklevata.

For now, support for her has been promised in the largest political group, the European People's Party. The other two big groups, the Socialists (S&D) and the Liberals (Transform Europe), are still hesitating.

Novi predsednik ali predsednica bo trenutnega predsednika Evropske komisije Jean-Clauda Junckerja na položaju nasledil 1. novembra.

The new president will succeed Jean-Claude Juncker, the current President of the European Commission, on 1 November.

Voditelji drugih organov Evropske unije so že izbrani.

The leaders of other European Union bodies have already been selected.

Evropski svet bo vodil Belgijec Charles Michel. Visoki zunanjepolitični predstavnik EU bo Španec Josep Borrell. Evropski parlament bo vodil Italijan David-Maria Sassoli. Francozinja Christine Lagarde pa bo skrbela za Evropsko centralno banko.

The European Council will be led by the Belgian Charles Michel. Spain's Josep Borrell will be EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs. The European Parliament will be led by the Italian David-Maria Sassoli. France's Christine Lagarde will take care of the European Central Bank.

Evropska komisija odloča o strategiji Evropske unije, predlaga nove predpise in upravlja s proračunom EU, ima pa tudi pomembno nalogo pri razvoju pomoči državam.

The European Commission decides on the European Union’s strategy, proposes new regulations and manages the EU budget, but also has an important task in developing help for countries.

Sestavlja jo 28 komisarjev, med katerimi je v vsakem mandatu tudi Slovenec. Kandidati za ta položaj iz naše države bodo znani predvidoma v četrtek.

It consists of 28 commissioners, one of whom is also a Slovenian. The candidates for this position from our country will be known on Thursday.

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06 Jul 2019, 15:16 PM

Časoris is an online newspaper aimed at children. Each week we’ll take an article and post it here as a Slovene-English dual text.

Ukrepajmo zdaj tudi mi!

Let's take action now!

Written by Sonja Merljak Zdovc, translated by JL Flanner & G Translate

To poletje ima vlada na mizi pomembne podnebne dokumente.

This summer, the government has important climate documents on the table.

To so dokumenti, s katerimi lahko sprejme tako odločne ukrepe, da bo Slovenija lahko sledila ciljem pariškega podnebnega sporazuma.

These are the documents with which it can take such decisive measures so that Slovenia can follow the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

»Da bi podnebne spremembe postale prednostna naloga politikov in da bi jih vlada obravnavala kot problem, ki zadeva vsakega posameznika, smo se odločili, da bomo z nujnim pozivom. Želimo, da se vlada tega problema loti tako, da bo preprečila podnebno katastrofo, ki nam sicer preti,« pravi Katarina Bervar Sternad iz Pravno-informacijskega centra (PIC), ki je skupaj s številnimi drugimi organizacijami pobudnik poziva.

"In order for climate change to become a priority for politicians and to treat it as a problem that affects every individual, we decided to make an urgent appeal. We want the government to deal with this problem in a way that will prevent the climate catastrophe that is threatening us, "says Katarina Bervar Sternad of the Legal Information Center (PIC), who is making this call along with many other organizations.

Zaradi podnebnih sprememb lahko pride do poplav, suš, plazov pa tudi drugih nevarnosti, ki so povezane s podnebjem in okoljem, v katerem živimo.

Climate change can lead to floods, droughts, avalanches as well as other dangers associated with the climate and environment in which we live.

»To je nekaj, čemur nihče ne more ubežati,« dodaja Katarina Bervar Sternad.

"This is something that no one can escape," adds Katarina Bervar Sternad.

Znanstveniki pravijo, da se Zemlja ne sme segreti za več kot za 1,5 stopinje Celzija nad ravnijo v predindustrijski dobi, torej v času, ko še ni bilo tovarn. To je pol stopinje manj, kot so sprva menili. Ugotovili so namreč, da smo okolju doslej že preveč škodili, zato morajo biti ukrepi toliko bolj koreniti.

Scientists say that the Earth cannot warm by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, that is, at a time when there were no factories. This is half a degree less than they initially thought. They have found that we have already done too much damage to the environment, so the measures taken must be more radical.

»Preprečiti moramo vse, kar lahko prispeva k slabšanju okolja, v katerem živimo,« poudarja Katarina Bervar Sternad.

"We must prevent everything that can contribute to the deterioration of the environment in which we live," stresses Katarina Bervar Sternad.

Read more stories and improve your Slovene at Časoris, while all our dual texts can be found here.

28 Jun 2019, 15:13 PM

Časoris is an online newspaper aimed at children. Each week we’ll take an article and post it here as a Slovene-English dual text.

Written by Sonja Merljak Zdovc, translated by JL Flanner & G Translate

Od ljubezni do nasilja je včasih le majhen korak

It's only a small step from love to violence

V Sloveniji se redkokdaj pripetijo grozljivi dogodki kot iz filmov ali televizijskih nadaljevank.

In Slovenia there rarely happen horrific events like in movies or TV shows.

Toda letos ste celo otroci slišali, da si je neko dekle hotelo odrezati dlan, da bi dobila denar od zavarovalnice.

But this year, even children heard that some girl wanted to cut off her hand to get money from an insurance company. [See details here]

https://www.total-slovenia-news.com/news/3211-woman-cuts-off-own-hand-in-ljubljana-fraud-case

V to naj bi jo prepričal njen fant, Sebastien Abramov, ki se je prej pisal Sebastjan Colarič, a je nato spremenil ime in priimek. Abramov je sicer osumljen tudi, da je marca 2015 umoril svoje prejšnje dekle Saro Veber.

She was persuaded by her boyfriend Sebastian Abramov, who was previously named Sebastjan Colaric, , but then changed his surname. Abramov is also suspected of murdering his previous girlfriend Saro Weber in March 2015.

Zadnje dni pa se je veliko ljudi pogovarjalo o hudem napadu na mariborsko sodnico. Ko je pred dobrimi desetimi dnevi v soboto ob pol enih ponoči prišla domov, so jo napadli in tako zelo pretepli, da je še vedno v bolnišnici.

In recent days, many people have talked about a severe attack on a Maribor judge. When she arrived home on Saturday afternoon, about ten days ago, she was attacked, and she was beaten so badly that she is still in hospital.

Policisti so preiskovali, ali je bil razlog za napad povezan z njeno službo ali z zasebnim življenjem.

The police investigated whether the cause of the attack was linked to her job or private life.

Sodniki namreč sodijo tudi hudim zločincem in že večkrat se je zgodilo, da so jim ti zato grozili.

Specifically, judges often enouncter the worst criminals, and many times they have been threatened.

A policisti so zdaj sporočili, da je bil napad povezan s sodničinim zasebnim življenjem.

But the police have now reported that the attack was linked to a judge's private life.

Sodnica je, poroča mariborski časopis Večer, nameravala zapustiti svojega partnerja.

The judge, according to the Maribor newspaper Večer, intends to leave her partner.

Policisti so zoper domnevnega storilca podali kazensko ovadbo zaradi poskusa umora. Po informacijah novinarjev Večera je domnevni storilec tega hudega napada prav sodničin partner, ki ga sicer policisti še nikoli niso obravnavali zaradi nasilja v družini.

The police have filed a criminal complaint against the alleged perpetrator for attempted murder. According to Večer's reporters, the alleged perpetrator of this serious attack is the judge's partner, whom the police have never dealt with before with regard to domestic violence.

Nasilja v družini je tudi v Sloveniji precej.

Domestic violence is also not rare in Slovenia.

V nevladnih organizacijah večkrat povedo, da se najhujše nasilje nad ženskami običajno zgodi tedaj, ko te partnerju, naj bo to mož ali fant, povedo, da ga bodo zapustile.

In NGOs, they often say that the worst violence against women usually happens when a partner, whether a husband or boyfriend, is told to leave.

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19 Jun 2019, 10:47 AM

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Domače Naloge in Prosti Čas

Homework and Free Time

Written by Sonja Merljak Zdovc, translated by JL Flanner & G Translate

Šola je že skoraj zaprla vrata za dobra dva meseca.

School is almost over for the next two months.

Marsikje zadnje dneve pouka namenjajo potepanju po domačem kraju ali širši okolici, za tabore ali pa za sproščeno zabavo na šolskem igrišču.

Many of the last days of school are devoted to travelling around the countryside or wider area, going to camps, or having relaxing fun on the school playground.

Domače naloge in popoldansko delo za šolo so že daljna preteklost, saj imate učenci ocene že zaključene.

Homework and afternoon work for school are in the distant past, as students have already completed their grades.

Ali pač? V Zvezi aktivov svetov staršev Slovenije (ZASSS) še niso pozabili na delo za šolo, ki ga otroci opravite doma.

Or have they? The Association of Parents of the Parents of Slovenia (ZASSS) has not yet forgotten the work for the school that you take home.

Predstavili so izsledke raziskave, ki so jo opravili med starši osnovnošolcev.

The results of research carried out by parents of elementary school students have been presented.

In kaj so ugotovili?

And what did they find?

»Anketa je pokazala, da le dobra petina učencev opravi vse domače naloge, učenje in drugo delo za šolo, v manj kot eni uri. Četrtina jih potrebuje za to uro do dve, slaba petina dve do tri ure. Približno petnajst odstotkov otrok potrebuje kar tri do štiri ure, preostala petina pa celo več kot štiri ure,« pravi dr. Anton Meden, predsednik ZASSS.

"The survey showed that only just over a fifth of students do all homework, learning and other work for the school in less than an hour. A quarter of them need up to two hours for this, one-fifth between two to three hours. Approximately fifteen percent of children need about three to four hours, while the remaining fifth even more than four hours," says Dr. Anton Meden, President of ZASSS.

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Šolsko delo doma v urah. Vir: ZASSS /  School work at home in hours. Source: ZASSS

Domače naloge so namenjene ponavljanju snovi, kar je za učenje koristno, meni Meden, saj možgani s ponavljanjem znanje utrdijo.

Homework is intended for repetition of content, and this is useful for learning, says Meden, since the brain gains knowledge by repeating it.

»A razlike v obsegu domačega dela so velike. Družinam, kjer otroci za to porabijo veliko časa, zmanjka časa za druge dejavnosti. V veliki večini primerov za pomoč šolarjem poskrbijo družinski člani. Iz nekaterih povezav med podatki pa lahko sklepamo, da imajo učenci, ki jim starši doma ne morejo pomagati, slabše ocene.«

"And the differences with regard to homework are great. Families where children spend a lot of time for this run out of time for other activities. In the vast majority of cases, family members help schoolchildren. By examining the data we can conclude that pupils whose parents cannot help them parents have worse grades. "

Anketa, ki so jo med osnovnošolci opravili v Zavodu za šolstvo, je pokazala nekoliko drugačne podatke.

A survey, which was carried out among primary school students by the Institute of Education, showed slightly different data.

Po njihovih podatkih za domače naloge porabi večina (55,9 odstotka) učencev do 30 minut, nadaljnjih 29,3 odstotka pa do ene ure. Za učenje porabi 64,3 odstotka učencev do ene ure dnevno, izjema je učenje pred testi, ko se učijo dlje.

According to their data for homework, the majority (55.9 percent) of pupils spend up to 30 minutes, followed by 29.3 percent up to one hour. With regard to studying, 64.3 percent of pupils spend up to 1 hour a day, except for before tests when they study more.

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