Sunday, 31 August 2008

Eurovision Star Seriously Injured

Tragic news as the singer cam 5th in last year's Eurovision song contest.
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The famous Bulgarian singer and winner of the "Eurovision 2007" song contest Elitsa Todorova sustained head trauma Saturday from a freak accident during her concert rehearsal. Photo by

The famous Bulgarian singer and winner of the "Eurovision 2007" song contest Elitsa Todorova survived by miracle Saturday, after hundreds of kilograms of iron crashed down, on top of her during a concert rehearsal.

The company that has built the stage on the sand has not yet offered an explanation of the cause of the incident.

A sudden storm had caused a scaffold from the concert's stage to crash down on performers and the technical team. Two other individuals have been injured, however, Elitsa's condition is the most serious one because the singer had sustained head trauma.

It is still unclear if the concert would take place as scheduled. According to reports, the wind in the area is becoming stronger and there is a possibility of cancelling it.
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Yazaki Factory

Ivo, Galia's son works in the factory in Yambol.
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The Japanese corporation Yazaki is investing in a second facotry in Bulgaria, this time in the northeast city of Turgovishte. Photo by

new factory, which will produce equipment for the cars of the French brand Renault, will start manufacturing operations in the northeastern Bulgarian city of Turgovishte by the middle of 2009.

The investment will be made by the Japanese car equipment producer Yazaki through the firm Zenon-BG.

The Japanese car equipment producer Yazaki already has a similar factory in the southeast Bulgarian city of Yambol, which employs 2 200 workers, and has an area of 26 000 square meters.

After Turgovishte, the company is planning to open two more similar plants elsewhere in the country.

It will produce the complete cable installations for Renault Megane, which will be exported to France to be installed in the cars manufactured there.

New Emergency Number for Burgas and Yambol

112 is the numbr now you ring in case of emergencies.
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112 emergency number to be launched in Burgas by the end of week: minister
25 August 2008 | 14:48 | FOCUS News Agency
Burgas. Minister of Emergency Situations Emel Etem has announced in the seaside city of Burgas that 112 emergency telephone number will be launched in the city at the end of the week, Focus News Agency’s correspondent reported.
The telephone number will cover four regions – Burgas, Sliven, Yambol and Stara Zagora. The operators have already been appointed. They have been attending training courses since Saturday.
“On August 27th at 00.00 a.m. the emergency call center will be connected with all lines in the region. People will be able to call the 112 emergency number as of August 28th 07.00 a.m.,” the minister added.
Burgas is one of the six centers in Bulgaria, which process calls on 112 emergency number.
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008

The Ulimate Modern Drug

Would be a prescrption for many in this world!
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Saturday, 16 August 2008

Disappearing Moon

I saw this tonight as the moon gradually disappeared with the earth's shadow. I am typing this and looking out at the diminishing moon as it happens right now!!
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Earth will hide the Moon tonight
11:46 Sat 16 Aug 2008

The wonders of nature keep on surprising in August. After the solar eclipse from August 1 and the meteor shower on august 12 and 13, in the night of August 16 a partial lunar eclipse will be observed.

It will begin at 10.36 pm EEST and will end on 1.45am on August 17.

It is the second of only two lunar eclipses in 2008 and will be visible by most of Eastern Europe and Africa, and a large portion of Western and Central Asia and India. Parts of Australia will see the eclipse begin before sunrise, while parts of South America will see it end just after sunset.

The next lunar eclipse will take place on February 9 2009 and will be penumbral. A total lunar eclipse will be seen as late as December 21 2010.

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Thursday, 14 August 2008

Away from the Black Sea

Just proves that there a re some people who want more than a boozing holiday on the Black Sea Coast
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Increase in alternative tourists visiting Bulgaria

Alternative tourists are especially interested in visiting local archaeological sites and monasteries, Domouschiev said. Some of the foreign tourists prefer to devote their holidays to learning traditional Bulgarian crafts as well as Bulgarian cuisine. Wine and village tourism are also widely developed.

According to the Tourism Investors Union, smaller companies are more engaged with alternative tourism. They are often owners of eco-houses in the mountains, away from the typical tourist areas. However, larger tour operators have also noticed this market niche and have started to develop there own expeditions around the mountains but have also managed to develop alternative tourism opportunities near the Black Sea.

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Wednesday, 13 August 2008

This Year's Bulgarian Harvest Report

Yet another disadvantage of joining the EU.
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Bulgaria harvests 1.6M tons of premium wheat -expert
10:45 Wed 13 Aug 2008 -

At least 1.6 million of Bulgaria's 4.3-million-ton wheat crop harvested this year is of premium quality, said Zlati Zlatev, director of the government's grain executive service.

The government official dismissed as untrue earlier reports that as much as 80% of the wheat crop was only good enough for animal feed and the country would have to import quality wheat.

The record harvest has depressed domestic prices, more or less keeping a lid on commodity trading in the first month after the 2008 crop came to the market.

After Bulgaria joined the EU, State Fund Agriculture no longer subsidises grain storage. Farmers have to sell immediately to secure cash for the fall sowing.

Wheat exports also remain sluggish despite a recent farming ministry statement that over 200,000 tons of wheat and barley had been shipped abroad in a month.

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Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Perseid meteor shower in Sofia

Really sorry I didn't see this one myself.
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STARGAZERS all over the world have been enjoying meteor showers from the comet

This stunning picture was taken in the early hours of this morning near the
town of Sofia in Bulgaria.

It is a meteor shower which comes every year, and is visible from mid-July
with the greatest activity between August 8 and 14.

The peak of the Perseids meteor shower over the eastern sky is expected
tonight and in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

The meteors are called Perseids because the point they appear to come from
lies in the constellation Perseus.

The shower has been observed for about 2000 years, with the first known
information on these meteors coming from the Far East. In early medieval
Europe, the Perseids came to be known as the "tears of St Lawrence."

During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour. They can be
seen all across the sky, but because of the path of Swift-Tuttle's orbit,
Perseids are primarily visible in the northern hemisphere.

Stunning ... meteor shower in the skies
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Bulgarian Music Idol - Best in the World

Music Idol 2008 in Bulgaria. Someone thinks that it is the best in the world, see what you think with the link given.

Monday, 11 August 2008

UFO in Plovdiv today

Friday, 8 August 2008

Video: Car Crashes in East-Europe Bulgaria

People need to STAY HOME on streets like that. Warning : ***** Brutal.And those are just "light" accidents, everyday 100s die in brutal accidents across BG.People just do not care for life when their driving with 220km/h.I have a friend who went 256km/h on the highway, if you hit something with that kind of a speed your ***** gone.

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Archaeologists in Bulgaria’s Sozopol discover witch graves

A team of archaeologists working in the town of Sozopol discovered four graves that supposedly belonged to ancient witches.

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