Japanese NGO Endows Children Hospitals in Bulgaria

A Japanese non-governmental organization endowed children hospitals in Bulgaria with 112 wheel-chairs at a special ceremony on Friday. The first wheel-chairs were donated to the specialised children's hospital in Bankya.

Society | July 27, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1443

Obesity "Contagious", Study Shows

The presence of obese people in one's immediate circle makes them more likely to become overweight, a new US study shows. Based on data from more than 12,000 people gathered over 32 years, the researchers from the Harvard Medical School and the Universit

Society | July 26, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4500

Sofia Mayor Opens Renewed Kids Playground

Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov officially opened Thursday the renovated children's playground in the garden of the Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church. Private companies financed the repair works of the playground.

Society | July 26, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1328

King's Sepulcher, Ancient Thracian Sanctuary Unearthed in Bulgaria

The archaeologist team of Bulgaria's Georgi Kitov has unearthed on Tuesday a Thracians king's sepulchre near the Kaloyanovo village, Darik News reported.

Society | July 25, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2383

Bulgaria's Elitsa and Stundzhi, African Duo Promote Joint Project

Bulgarian representatives at this year's Eurovision final Elitsa and Stundzhi and an African drum duo presented their new joint ethno project in the framework of July Jazz Fest in the town of Smolyan. "The composition, called "Meeting on Three Continents

Society | July 23, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1338

Solar Car on Global Mission Reaches Bulgaria

The Swiss "solartaxi", whose driver intends to circumnavigate the world using only solar power, arrived in Bulgarian capital Sofia on Monday. Travel editor and adventurer Louis Palmer set off from Lucerne on July 3, aiming to cross at least fifty countri

Society | July 23, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1445

2007 Hottest in Bulgaria in 120 Years - Experts

The year 2007 will be the hottest one in Bulgaria since 120 years, experts from the country's National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology said on Monday at a press conference.

Society | July 23, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2006

Scorching Weather Makes Bulgaria's Plovdiv City Reduce Working Day

The workers in the state sector in Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv saw Monday their working day cut to half because of the extremely high temperatures that swept the country in the past 10 days.

Society | July 23, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1298

Record High Temperatures Burn Bulgaria 3rd Day in Row

All meteorological stations located in Bulgaria's Danube plain measured Sunday new record high temperatures, Darik News reported.

Society | July 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2420

Camilla Parker Bowles Celebrates 60th Anniversary, Gets 2 Sheep as Present

The Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles celebrated Saturday night her 60th anniversary with a party at Highgrove, Brotish media reported. Around 150 guests gathered for the occasion, most of them Camila and her husband Prince Charles's friends.

Society | July 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2317

Mercury Hits Record Highs in Northern Bulgaria

People in the towns of Veliko Tarnovo, Vidin and Knezha, Northern Bulgaria, sweated out their hottest July 21 on record with highs standing close to 40C. Temperatures in the north-western town of Vidin on the Danube coast went up to 39.

Society | July 21, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2008, Darik Pool Efforts in Paintball Action

A year after the merger of Bulgaria's leading online media and the largest private radio network Darik, the teambuilding skills of the top journalists were tested on the paintball front.

Society | July 21, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1691

Final Harry Potter Book Revealed

Harry Potter fans can finally find out their hero's fate, after the seventh and final book in the series went on sale across the world.

Society | July 21, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2157

Beer Butt Chicken

Ingredients: * 2 whole chickens

Society | July 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1448

Vitamin C Does Not Stop Colds - Study

Daily supplements of vitamin C have a very limited effect in preventing the common cold, the BBC reported on Wednesday, citing a review of 30 studies, which involved 11,350 people. The researchers at the Australian National University and the University

Society | July 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 815

Week in Advance

SATURDAY *** Sofia hosts under-23 European cycling championships ***

Society | July 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 872

Bulgaria Celebrates Ilinden

Bulgaria marks Friday the 104th anniversary since the legendary Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising, organized to fight the fractioning of the country. The 1878 Berlin Congress preceded the rebellion.

Society | July 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1452

Harry Potter Mania Thrills World for Last Time

Fans all around the world are eagerly expecting the release of the last book of the Harry Potter series to be launched on the market at midnight on July 21, exactly 10 years after the first one was published. The premier of "Harry Potter and the Deathly

Society | July 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3168

Scorching Hot Weather in Bulgaria to Stay

The thermometers in 23 Bulgarian towns reached record heights again on Friday, Darik News reported.

Society | July 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2737

Jarreau, Benson Givin' It Up in Bulgaria's Capital

A packed-full hall at Sofia's National Palace of Culture welcomed jazz legend Al Jarreau just a year after his first spectacular performance here. This time the hundreds of jazz fans were treated to a double portion of pleasure as Jarreau came together wi

Society | July 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1171

1,840 Britons Lived in Bulgaria in 2006

Bulgarian authorities issued extended stay visas to 1 840 Britons in 2006, a 60% increase compared to the previous year, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. In 2005, 1 152 Britons applied and received extended stay visas, which Bulg

Society | July 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1405
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