Society

America Offers Books to Sofia Kids

Children and teenagers in Sofia will be encouraged to read American books, with the opening of a special press corner. America's first lady Laura Bush has already made the first donation of books.

Society | October 18, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1262

BusinessWeek Mag Launched in Bulgaria

World's top business weekly BusinessWeek will have a Bulgarian version next year. Publishers have announced that it will include translations from the English-language version, as well as material by Bulgarian journalists.

Society | October 18, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

Greece Acknowledges Bulgarian Designer

A Bulgarian fashion designer has been invited to Greece's next fashion week. Virginia Zdravkova was a special guest to the past Thessaloniki Fashion Week, a press release said Monday.

Society | October 17, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 599

Sofia Nightclub Suggests Amusement "Elections"

A famous nightclub in Sofia has decided to ridicule the local elections by organizing a parallel fun campaign. It kicked off Monday with a parade in front of the Biad club, popular with its folklore atmosphere and live Orient-influenced music.

Society | October 17, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 782

Elle Bulgaria Makes Bold Cover Move

Bulgaria's Elle magazine has made a surprising move and put a Bulgarian model on its cover. Bozhana Tatarska tops the second issue of the Bulgarian edition.

Society | October 17, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1173

Bulgaria Opens Ancient Military Fortress for Visits

Part of the restored ancient Roman military fortress "Sostra" has been opened for visitors in the picturesque old mountain town of Troyan in Central Bulgaria.

Society | October 16, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1484

Sofia Run Sets Off - Main Streets Blocked

Sofia's traditional marathon has started Sunday, blocking several main streets and boulevards.

Society | October 16, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

Breast Cancer Charity Concert Defies Weather

The ambition to raise women's awareness of breast cancer and the importance of preventive measures gathered together at Ariana lake Bulgarian pop stars at an open-air charity concert.

Society | October 15, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 504

September Warmest on Record Worldwide

This year's ninth moth was the warmest September on record worldwide, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. Average temperatures were 1,13 degrees Fahrenheit (0,63 degrees Celsius) above normal for the month.

Society | October 15, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

Italian Priest Seeks Sofia Incontro for Drug Addicts

Italian priest Don Pietro Gelmini plans to open a shelter for drug addicts in the roundabouts of capital Sofia. Gelmini has visited Bulgaria upon the invitation of Italian Ambassador here G.

Society | October 14, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 869

Forks&Corks: Barley Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients: 1/2 ounce (more or less) dried porcini mushrooms, 1 pound fresh mushrooms, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried, 1 medium onion, 4 garlic cloves (about 2 teaspoon minced), 1 cup medium pearl barley 1/2 cup dr

Society | October 14, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 625

Science: China Launches Astronauts into Space

China successfully launched its second manned spacecraft, carrying two Chinese astronauts into orbit.

Society | October 14, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 650

Health: Bird Flu Could Kill 150 Million People

A flu pandemic could happen at any time and kill between 5-150 million people, a UN health official warned. David Nabarro, who is charged with co-ordinating responses to bird flu, said a mutation of the virus affecting Asia could trigger new outbreaks.

Society | October 14, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 775

Stoitchkov First to Get Sofia Walk of Fame Star

Bulgarian soccer coach Hristo Stoitchkov will be the first to receive a star on Sofia Walk of Fame to honour a successful career spanning for two decades.

Society | October 13, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 539

Leticia Moreno Enchants Sofia Violin Lovers

Leticia Moreno, considered internationally one of the most promising violinists of her generation, cast her spell upon the Bulgarian audience on Tuesday. The young violinist arrived in Sofia on the occasion of the Day of Spain.

Society | October 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1050

Bulgaria's Fashion Elite Fall for Roma Sounds

Bulgaria's biggest fashion event this season ended with heavy partying with Roma music star Kondyo. The singer's live performance was a surprise for guests to the Bulgarian Fashion Days Sliven 2005, an extravaganza of the latest collections by the most p

Society | October 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1308

Bulgaria Awaits Francis Ford Coppola

World-renowned movie director Francis Ford Coppola has sent a letter to Bulgaria's Culture Minister Stefan Danailov to seek his assistance for the shooting of a film in the country's Black Sea town Balchik. The director of such Hollywood classics as The

Society | October 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1244

Bulgaria's Private Collections of Antique Art Catalogued

The largest and best preserved collections of antique art have found place on the pages of a unique catalogue presented Tuesday in Sofia.

Society | October 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 576

Bulgarian Schoolchildren Prized for Essays on Radichkov

Bulgarian schoolchildren were once again challenged in a yearly competition to write essays on one of the literary miscellanies of prominent writer Yordan Radichkov. The author seen as living classic of Bulgarian literature passed away on January 21, 200

Society | October 11, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 494

National Geographic Magazine Steps in Bulgaria in November

Famous magazine National Geographic will publish its first Bulgarian issue November 4. Bulgaria's readers of the magazine will join the adventurers of 27 different countries.

Society | October 10, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 695

Bulgarian Official Impresses with Rare Map Collections

Bulgaria's deputy defence minister has earned recognition for his captivating hobby - collecting post maps. On the October 9 World Post Day, the post map collections of Spass Panchev were chosen to represent Bulgaria in a series of international expos.

Society | October 9, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 411