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Cuban Diva Fascinates Fans in Sofia

Omara Portuondo, a former Buena Vista Social Club vocalist and a living legend of Cuban music, staged a hypnotizing show in Sofia on Thursday night. Omara, aged 75, was the second Buena Vista star to visit Bulgaria over the last several months.

Society | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1098

Health: Potato Vaccine for Hepatitis B

Genetically modified potatoes may be an alternative to the syringe and needle for hepatitis B vaccine, scientists have shown. The hepatitis B virus (HBV, transmitted by blood or sexual fluids, causes liver failure and liver cancer.

Society | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 789

Science: Genes Hide More Sexes Differences

Gene scientists have cracked the genetic code of the female X chromosome that might help explain biological differences between the sexes.

Society | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 540

Forks&Corks: Budding Spring Gourmet

Ingredients: 6 bacon slices, chopped, 1 large red bell pepper, cut lengthwise into thin strips, 350 g crimini (baby bella) mushrooms, coarsely chopped, 1 bag spinach leaves, 1/2 medium-size red onion, cut into paper-thin slices, 2/3 cup olive oil, 1/3 cu

Society | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 456

Oscar Winner Fights Fine for Fruit Smuggle

Oscar winning actress Hillary Swank is reportedly fighting a USD 187 fine for illegally importing an apple and an orange into New Zealand.

Society | March 17, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1119

Laughter Tower to Rise in Bulgaria

A 200-meter high Tower of Laughter will be built in Bulgaria's northern town of Gabrovo, known across the entire country for its residents having a legendary sense of humour. The tower will be a symbol of the happiness and optimism, the Gabrovo Humour an

Society | March 16, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 760

Violin Legend Rehearses Live Sofia Concert

The world master of violin Nigel Kennedy rehearsed live on Tuesday evening, three days ahead of his largely anticipated concert in Sofia. The eccentric violinist has come to Bulgaria upon the invitation of the Classic FM Radio and the mobile operator Mob

Society | March 15, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 775

BBC World Music Award Winner to Promote Bulgaria Abroad

Bulgarian clarinet whiz Ivo Papazov, who won the annual BBC Radio 3 World Music Audience Award, has agreed to promote Bulgaria's culture and tourism abroad. Papazov met Tuesday with Bulgaria's Culture and Tourism Minister Nina Chilova, who invited the mu

Society | March 15, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1548

Bulgaria Creates Unique Rose for Japan Princess

Bulgarian experts have cultivated a new rose sort especially for Japan's young Princess Aiko, media disclosed. The crimson-coloured flower was created at the Rose Institute in Kazanlak, a city famous for its rose oil industry.

Society | March 14, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1924

Shamrockin' Party at Hilton Sofia on St Patrick's Day

Hilton Sofia Artists Bar & Caf? will offer culinary temptations as part of the hotel's St. Patrick's celebrations.

Society | March 14, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1020

Irish Debut Grabs Sofia Film Fest First Prize

The Irish production "Adam and Paul", directed by Lenny Abrahamson, won the best-movie award at the Sofia International Film Festival.

Society | March 14, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 520

World Archeology Worrisome on Fate of Thracian Gold

The spectacular discoveries of Bulgarian archeologist Georgi Kitov in the gold-laden Valley of Kingslast summer raise questions about managing Bulgaria's past, prestigious Archeology magazine wrote in its latest issue dedicated to the Royal Balkan Treasur

Society | March 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1485

Bulgarians Beg Forgiveness on Shrove Sunday

With the first mild winds and spells of warm weather Bulgarians shift eyes towards spring and drop in at closest relatives to beg forgiveness on Shrove Sunday. Also known as Cheese Fasting this orthodox holiday is celebrated seven weeks before Easter and

Society | March 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 672

German Wins Europe Beauty Crown

Germany's Shermine Shahrivar, 22, won the finals of Miss Europe 2005 contest held in Paris. Beauties from a total of 36 countries rivalled for the crown Saturday night at the Paris Sports Palace.

Society | March 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 10351

Bulgarian Mezzo Soprano Returns on Sofia Stage

Bulgaria-born world No 1 mezzo soprano Vesselina Katsarova marked her return homeland with a splendid concert on Saturday night conducted by Bulgarian Maestro Metodi Matakiev.

Society | March 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 942

Bulgarian Virtuoso May Play at UK Royal Wedding

Bulgarian violin master Vasko Vassilev may be one of world musicians to be invited to perform at the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles on April 6.

Society | March 11, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1019

Bulgarians Attempt at Major Science & Religion Prize

Bulgarian scientists have revealed the ambition to run for the major John Templeton Award in the Science and Religion field. Next year the Bulgarian researchers will have a fair chance for winning, according to the dean of the Faculty of Theology with So

Society | March 11, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 674

Health: Aspirin can Prevent Strokes for Women

It seems that aspirin can save healthy women's lives by preventing strokes but not heart attacks in middle-age women and that it can prevent both in women 65 and older. The Women's Health Study involving nearly 40,000 healthy nurses was the first major l

Society | March 11, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 402

Forks&Corks: Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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Society | March 11, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 377

Antarctic Scientists Offer First-Hand Video on Tangra Tour

Bulgaria's Antarctic explorers offered a unique video show with pictures shot during the latest Tangra expedition on the southest continent. Alpinists Lyubomir Ivanov, who is also chairing over the Atlantic Club, and Everest-topper Doychin Vassilev exhib

Society | March 10, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 653

Bulgaria Eager for 6th Harry Potter

Bulgarian fans of the Harry Potter sequence are hoping that the sixth book will be on the local market this year, media said. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released in the UK and other English-speaking states on July 16.

Society | March 10, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1555
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