News roundup - Sunday, 16 April

Ljubljana, 16 April - Below is a roundup of major events on Sunday, 16 April:

Cave rescue continues

CERKNICA - More than 24 hours after a caver was badly injured by falling rock at a depth of 100 metres while exploring a new cave, rescuers were still trying to lift her to the surface. Teams spent all day widening the chasm with explosives to make it large enough for the stretcher. The head of the rescue operation, Luka Zalokar, said the lifting could take sever hours. The injured caver, a 33-year-old woman, is unconscious and a medical team is keeping an eye on her around the clock.

Tadej Pogačar wins Amstel Gold Race

VALKENBURG, Netherlands - Slovenian cycling star Tadej Pogačar (UAE Emirates) continues to go from strength to strength. He won the Amstel Gold Race, the biggest one-day race in the Netherlands, to bag the 11th win this season. The 24-year-old Slovenian finished 37 seconds ahead of Ireland's Ben Healy. Tom Pidcock settled for third place 2 minutes and 14 seconds adrift.

Olimpija clinches championship title

LJUBLJANA - Olimpija of Ljubljana have won the national football championship five rounds before the end of the season after defeating arch-rival Maribor 2:0. Portuguese striker David Sualehe opened the scoring a minute before half time in what was his first goal for the Ljubljana club. Admir Bristrić sealed the deal in the 76th minute.

Slovenia make Billie Jean King Cup finals

Koper - Slovenia achieved an unlikely comeback to defeat Romania and reach the finals of the Billie Jean King Cup. Slovenia were down 0:2 after the first day of singles but equalised on Saturday. The deciding doubles match was suspended due to bad weather yesterday when the score was 3:3 in the first set. As the match continued today, Tamara Zidanšek and Kaja Juvan lost the first set but then delivered a clean 6:2 and 6:4 to clinch the match.

Electric buses and charging stations coming to Kranj

KRANJ - The city of Kranj signed a contract last week for construction of eight electric bus charging stations with the engineering company Riko as eight electric buses will join its city public transport fleet by the end of 2023. The EUR 960,000 EU-funded project includes an energy storage device. The municipality will install four fast charging stations shortly and the remaining four by fall.

Prices of agricultural products growing at slower pace

LJUBLJANA - Producer prices in agriculture grew at an annual rate of 19.5% in February, a significantly slower pace than the month before as the food inflation curve appears to be flattening after almost a year of brisk growth. Animal products were 26.3% more expensive than a year ago. Crop prices increased by just 3.8%

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