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[16 юни 2011 | No Comment | ]

The United Nations’ World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is annually observed on June 17 to highlight the urgent need to curb the desertification process. It also aims to strengthen the visibility of the drylands issue on the international environmental agenda. This being the International Year on Forests , the World Day to Combat Desertification for 2011 will focus specifically on the forests in the drylands areas of the world, guided by the motto: ‘Forests keep drylands working’.

Desertification is one of the world’s most alarming …

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[14 юни 2011 | One Comment | ]

Bill Gates calls it historic first that poor nations will get same child vaccines as rich nations. Bill Gates’s foundation pledges more than $1 billion toward effort.
Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates speaks at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation conference in London June 13, 2011. The Gates Foundation is pledging more than $1 billion as part of a $4 billion push to get vaccines to the children of poor nations.
At a one-day pledging conference in London on Monday, British Prime Minister David Cameron …

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[14 юни 2011 | No Comment | ]

Today, June 14, Tuesday marks Flag Day, an observation of the adoption of the American flag
To honor the occasion we’re offering these facts about our own American Flag.
Timeline of Flag Day
June 14, 1777 – Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the U.S.
June 14, 1885 – Bernard J. Cigrand, a Wisconsin teacher, placed a 10-inch, 38-star flag in a bottle on his desk and assigned essays on the flag and its significance.
June 14, 1891 – The Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia hosts a Flag Day …

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[8 юни 2011 | No Comment | ]

The First Chicago Fest, co-organized by the Friends of Chicago Foundation, Sofia City Hall and the Embassy of the United States, will be held in Sofia from Monday, June 20, 2011 to Saturday, June 25, 2011 and will bring Chicago closer to Sofia and its citizens.

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[8 юни 2011 | No Comment | ]

To preserve the memory of Januarius A. MacGahan – journalist and war correspondent 1844-1878

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[3 юни 2011 | One Comment | ]

Shaquille O’Neal was a one-of-a-kind superstar, and his retirement press conference was, fittingly, one of a kind. Shaq announced his retirement in a 30-minute news conference, during which he joked about the New York Knicks’ open GM position, gave himself yet another new nickname, bashed critics like Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless and shouted out pretty much everyone he knew.
“Father time has finally caught up with Shaquille O’Neal,” he said to begin.
Wearing a pink tie, O’Neal certainly made things interesting. He began …

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[30 май 2011 | No Comment | ]

Memorial Day  Monday  30 2011 is a United States federal holiday. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War. It was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.
Memorial Day often marks the start of the summer vacation season, and Labor Day its end.
Begun as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation after the Civil War, by the early 20th century, Memorial Day was an occasion …

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[28 май 2011 | No Comment | ]

More than a million travelers are expected to pass through Chicago’s airports during the Memorial Day travel period. The Chicago Department of Aviation says it’s ready to welcome 1.1 million passengers during the extended weekend from Thursday through Monday.
Aviation Department officials say Friday will be the busiest day — with nearly 199,000 passengers expected at O’Hare International Airport and 65,000 at Midway International Airport.
Volunteers with United Service Organizations will be at O’Hare over the weekend to provide baked goods and water for military personnel.
Gas prices have dipped in time for …

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[26 май 2011 | One Comment | ]

President Barack Obama on Thursday formally nominated Leon Panetta as his new secretary of defense and David Petraeus, who commands the international force in Afghanistan, as Panetta’s successor at the CIA.
Obama had first said he planned to nominate Panetta and Petraeus on April 28, just days before US commandos entered Pakistan and shot and killed Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.
The US Senate must confirm both men, but neither is expected to encounter any serious opposition there.
The White House hopes that Panetta, whose mission would include cutting …

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[25 май 2011 | No Comment | ]

Honorable Sir,
I turn to you as the highest authority overseeing the rights of all Bulgarian citizens, their protection from violations of the law and the person guaranteeing harmony in the relations between the State and its citizens. The subject of my letter is the misguided and detrimental for Bulgaria interpretation of “dual citizenship” and the discrimination it generates.
Prior to 1989, only a handful of Bulgarians enjoyed the privilege of possessing red passports – the only way for them to travel abroad. Those who settled for political reasons in the West …

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[25 май 2011 | No Comment | ]

1. (S/NF) SUMMARY: Sofia Mayor and former Interior Ministry
General Boiko Borisov has stormed onto the national political
scene in recent weeks, founding a new movement that has
quickly become the most popular political force in the
country.