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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

NYC Awards Christo, Jeanne-Claude in Recognition for "Gates"

Famous conceptual artists, Bulgaria-born Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude were conferred the Doris C. Freedman Award, a yearly honor given to a person or organization "that greatly enriches the public environment.

Society | March 10, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 718

Czech Supermodel Talks Live on Tsunami Survival

Petra Nemcova will talk about her harrowing experience and the death of her boyfriend in the Asian tsunami, in an interview to air tonight on ABC.

Society | March 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2559

Ukraine's Eurovision Contest "Rigged"

The new government of Ukraine has been accused of committing the same crime that the corrupt regime it replaced was found guilty of vote-rigging in the Eurovision Song Contest, which is to be held in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, in May. The Independent r

Society | March 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2177

Bulgaria Mints Olympic Coins

Bulgaria's Central Bank will introduce a new silver coin with a nominal of BGN 10 dedicated to the 12th Winter Olympic Games. The Olympic coin is dedicated to the short track discipline, bank officials announced.

Society | March 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1117

New Mobile Virus on the Loose

Finnish security company F-Secure has announced the increased threat of a global mobile phone virus. The new virus named Commwarrior can spread globally via the Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) and also by replicating through Bluetooth technology, the

Society | March 8, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1297

Bulgaria Stages Holiday Kissing Show

A Bulgarian resort challenged guests Tuesday with an unconventional way to celebrate the world Women's Day. A kissing contest was organized at Chepelare's Mechi Chal ski center, situated in the far south.

Society | March 8, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 645

Ladies Complimented with Worldwide Holiday

Bulgaria joined Tuesday international Women's Day celebrations, with the gentlemen pampering their loved ones with flowers and small gifts. The traditional holiday has been celebrated worldwide every March 8.

Society | March 8, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 634

Ivo Papazov Gets BBC World Music Prize

Bulgarian clarinet whiz Ivo Papazov has won the annual BBC Radio 3 World Music Audience Award. The vote favoured Papazov as opposed to the Chehade Brothers (Palestine), Enzo Avitabile & Bottari (Italy) and Mercan Dede (Turkey).

Society | March 6, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1656

Bulgaria's D2 & Deo Storm MTV Chart

MTV Europe has once again succumbed to the magic of Bulgarian music, as a Bulgarian-text hit of D2 & Deo will be played on World Chart Express. First appearance on MTV air is expected on Saturday, at around 10:00 am, and again on Sunday, about 8:00 pm, B

Society | March 5, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2106

Icy Weather Closes Eiffel Tour

The Eiffel Tower was due to remain closed to visitors after bitterly cold weather in France left the monument with black ice on its metal floors, a spokesman said. It was the second day in a row that one of Paris' most visited monuments kept its doors sh

Society | March 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 798

Bulgarian Archaeologists in Search for Thracian King's Body

In 2005 Bulgarian archaeologists will aim at discovering the body of the ancient Thracian king Seutus III, the archaeologist Georgi Kitov said Friday.

Society | March 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5112

USD 254 M Flow to NY through Christo's "Gates"

Bulgaria-born Christo and Jeanne-Claude's free art display "The Gates" far surpassed expectations, generating USD 254 M for New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced, as the project drew to its end. More than 7,500 of the 16-foot-high gates, hung

Society | March 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 770
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