Archive for July, 2012

Bulgaria’s Veteran Gymnast Captivates Crowd

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

At 39, he is old enough to be most of the other gymnasts’ fathers And yet on Saturday night, Yordan Yovchev captured the hearts and minds of everyone within the North Greenwich Arena.

By Paul Turner

North West Evening Mail

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Bulgaria Lacks Consistent Image outside EU – InvestBulgaria Agency Head

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

A survey conducted by the InvestBulgaria Agency has shown that Bulgaria is little known outside the EU and lacks a consistent image in these countries.

The survey included over 3000 companies based outside the country, of them 750 in Northern America, 1500 in Europe and 750 in Asia.

“These results stress the need for promotional campaigns and media activities,” said Borislav Stefanov, Executive Director of the InvestBulgaria Agency, as cited by Darik radio.

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Brilliant Bulgaria Stuns Poland in Olympic Volleyball Match

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Bulgaria’s young men’s volleyball team made some impressive display on Tuesday, as it defeated gold medal favorite Poland 3-1 in a Pool A match.

Tsvetan Sokolov shone brightly for the Bulgarian team, as he scored 28 points.

The Bulgarian team proved too strong for Poland in the first two games, winning 25-22 and 29-27.

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BP – destined to shale

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

The UK oil company has taken a big writedown due to ultra-low US natural gas prices, but that ought not to be enough to dent its valuation

Bulgaria Invites Israeli Journalists in Bid to Boost Tourism

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Bulgaria will organize trips for Israeli journalists as part of its tourism advertisement campaign in the country, it was made clear during a Bulgarian official’s visit to Israel.

Bulgarian Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Delyan Dobrev is currently on a two-day visit to Israel in an attempt to soften the blow on the country’s tourism and lessen the decline of Israeli visits in the aftermath of the terror attack at the airport of the resort city of Burgas, which killed five Israelis and the Bulgarian bus driver.

On Tuesday, Dobrev met with Israeli Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov….

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1 Arrested at London Olympics over Twitter Insult

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

A 17-year-old man has been arrested in connection to Twitter postings directed at British Olympic diver Tom Daley, police said.

Daley’s father died of brain cancer a year ago and the 18-year-old Olympian had hoped win a medal “for myself and my dad.” But he finished fourth on Monday in the 10-meter synchronized platform with teammate Pete Waterfield.

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BP earnings disappoint investors

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Bob Dudley, chief executive of BP, denies the company has lost its way after the oil group reports 35% drop in profits

Weir cautions on fracking slowdown

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

UK engineer says a slide in demand for equipment to extract shale gas has been offset by a jump in orders at its mining and industrial power divisions

Bulgarian Village Rises Up against Dundee Gold Mine

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

The local community near Dundee Precious Metals’ gold mine in Bulgaria has grown even more hostile, claiming the company activities are detrimental for the environment and people’s health.

“The village is shaken by explosions all the time, there are cracks in the walls of our homes, the air is dirty and the land – poisoned,” complained Rayna Dimitrova from the village of Chelopech, which houses one of the mines operated by Dundee’s subsidiary, Chelopech Mining, in Bulgaria.

According to a report in Sega daily tensions mounted after the company increased its output more than three times – from 900 000 to 2 million tons.

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Every 5th Pregnant Woman Immediately Fired in Bulgaria

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Approximately 19% of all pregnant women in Bulgaria are fired by their bosses upon revealing their pregnancy, according to a study conducted by the Global Alliance for Child’s Health and Nutrition in Bulgaria.

Over 20% of all Bulgarian mothers have been forced to stop breastfeeding their children due to lack of understanding on behalf of their employers, the study also shows.

Even though the World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding until a baby is six months old, 65% of all Bulgarian mothers are forced to stop in the third month, dnevnik….

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