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67% of Bulgaria's Teachers Go on Strike on Sept 15

The exact number of teachers that participated in the one-hour strike on Saturday is 67%, the vice chairman of the Podkrepa syndicate announced.

Society | September 15, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1530

Fat Mothers Hasten Path to Childhood Obesity

A fat mother hastens a child's path to obesity, finds a study published ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Society | September 14, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1059

Under-16 Models Banned from London Fashion Week

Models aged under 16 will be banned from London Fashion Week after an industry report Friday which also said they should have to show a health certificate before being allowed on the catwalk. But the Model Health Inquiry, set up by the British Fashion Co

Society | September 14, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1502

Bulgaria's Defence Minister Presents Orphans for First School Day

Bulgaria's Defence Minister Vesselin Bliznakov gave Friday presents to children of perished military officials on the occasion of the first school day. The minister met the children in a confectioner's downtown Sofia and congratulated them on the start o

Society | September 14, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1114

Outgoing UK Ambassador Honoured by Bulgarian Red Cross

UK Ambassador to Bulgaria Jeremy Hill was awarded Friday the highest distinction of the Bulgarian Red Cross -- the Gold Medal for Merits. Outgoing Ambassador Hill received the honorary sign from the chairman of the BRC Hristo Grigorov.

Society | September 14, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1027

Bulgarian Gay Org Wants Homosexuality Included in School Books

Many of the learning books used in Bulgaria's high schools instil intolerance towards homosexuality into students, representatives of the Bulgarian gay organization Gemini said Friday.

Society | September 14, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2434

Formula 1, Retro Cars to Amuse Speed Fest Visitors in Sofia

High-speed maniacs will be given the opportunity to enjoy watching as well as riding F1 and retro cars at the tree-day Speed Fest 2007, which was opened Friday in Sofia's Boyana neighbourhood. Fans will have the chance to travel next to Bulgaria's greate

Society | September 14, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3121

1 Killed, 3 Injured in Chain Crash in Bulgaria

A 36-year-old man died and three other passengers were injured in a heavy car crash on the road between Bulgaria's villages of Sadovets and Krushovitsa Thursday afternoon. The accident occurred after a lorry veered into the opposite lane and crashed agai

Society | September 14, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1059

Bulgaria's Interior Min Awards Fire Fighters for Intl Help

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Rumen Petkov awarded Friday the fire fathers, who helped in extinguishing the raging fires in Greece.

Society | September 14, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1058

Dire Straits's Mark Knopfler Stages Concert in Bulgaria in '08

Mark Knopfler, the legendary vocalist and lead guitarist of the Dire Straits has confirmed his act in the seventh issue of Bulgaria's music event Arena Muzika 2008.

Society | September 14, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2399

Sun, Sea, Sex and Bitter Regrets, Say Doctors in Bulgaria

Doctors from Bulgaria's capital are reporting a boom in sexually transmitted infections shortly after the end of the summer holidays. "Between eight and ten men on average have an appointment with me every day," doctor Milen Katsarov, an andrologist from

Society | September 14, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4163

Holy Cross Day Spells End of Summer in Bulgaria

Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria celebrate the day of the Holy Cross on September 14, which is said to spell the end of the summer. Thousands of pilgrims flocked late on Thursday to Krustova Gora (the Cross Forest), where a piece of the crucifixion cross

Society | September 14, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2303

Bulgaria's Stoichkov to Open Piano Bar in Barcelona

Bulgaria's most successful football player Hristo Stoichkov is planning to open a piano bar, people close to him said.

Society | September 13, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2300

Noise Insulating Walls to Gird Sofia Major Boulevards

Noise insulating walls are to be constructed along Sofia major boulevards, Deputy Mayor Maria Boyadzhiiska announced Thursday. The facilities will be built in every 25 meters along the streets immediately after necessary measuring works are finished, Boy

Society | September 13, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1317

Luciano Pavarotti's Leaves Half of His Fortune to 4 Daughters

An Italian notary announced Thursday the legacy of the legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti, putting speculations on the topic to an end, Bulgaria's News Agency BGNES reported. The singer left half of his fortune to his four daughters Giuliana, Cristina, Lo

Society | September 13, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 9098

Bulgaria Road Carnage Claims 2 Lives Overnight

Two people died as nineteen car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 21 people were injured in the accidents, including five whose condition is critical.

Society | September 13, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1022

Bulgaria's President Awards Top Swimmer Stoychev Honorary Dirk

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov is to award the top swimmer Petar Stoychev a dirk at a special ceremony on Thursday. The sportsman became the fastest man to swim across the English Channel, crossing the 40 kilometres separating England from France i

Society | September 13, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2223

Bulgarian Top Striker Bozhinov Becomes Father, Baby Boy Named after Him

Bulgaria's football star Valeri Bozhinov and his girlfriend, the folk diva Alisia, enjoyed the happiness of seeing their first child coming into the world on Wednesday. The baby boy has been named after his father, Gong.

Society | September 12, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3675

Another Sofia Downtown Street Turns Pedestrian September 15

Sofia shoppers will have another street in the downtown all to themselves since September 15, city's Deputy Transport Mayor Velizar Stoylov announced for Darik News. Graf Ignatiev Street will be closed for cars and only trams will be allowed.

Society | September 12, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1174

8-Year-Old Child Buried after Land Slide in Bulgaria

An 8-year-old boy died Tuesday afternoon after he was buried by a large mass of land in Bulgaria's town of Asenovgrad. The accident occurred while the victim and a friend of his were digging a hole in a slope in the outskirts of the town.

Society | September 12, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1007

Brucellosis Hits Cattle in One More Bulgarian Town

A total of 36 animals have been declared infected with brucellosis in Bulgaria's town of Harmanli late on Tuesday. About 2,000 other samples collected from animals are to be examined on Wednesday, local veterinarian services reported.

Society | September 12, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1460
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