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[8 дек. 2009 | No Comment | ]

The audience will vote to single out its favourite director. “Dzift,” a Bulgarian film, after which Hollywood is making a remake, opens the Seventh International Film Festival
New York will enjoy Bulgarian films: tonight, Yavor Gurdev will personally promote his movie Dzift, which opens the Seventh International Film Festival (December 8 -December 13).
In the meantime, the producers of the movie have confirmed the news that they already prepare to sign a contract with an US company, which plans to make a remake of the movie, awarded a series of prestigious international …

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[8 дек. 2009 | No Comment | ]

Proposal about establishing an annual International Maritime Award on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Nikola Yonkov Vaptsarov’s birthday (7.12.1909 – 23.7.1942) patron of the Naval Academy, Varna

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[12 окт. 2009 | No Comment | ]

Exactly fifty two years back to the date of its original publication, Ayn Rand’s magnum opus Atlas Shrugged saw the light of day in the Bulgarian language. On October 10, 2009, MaK and East-West [Iztok-zapad] publishing houses unveiled Part I of the Bulgarian edition of the book with a celebration at Grand Hotel Bulgaria in Sofia with more than 120 of Rand’s fans present. The book was presented by the publisher Kalin Manolov, the translator Petio Angelov, the editor Iskra Angelova, and the economist Lachezar Bogdanov.
Atlas Shrugged has been around …

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[12 окт. 2009 | No Comment | ]

Mortgage rates fell for the sixth week in a row, to a level last seen in the spring.
The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell 3 basis points to 5.22 percent, according to the Bankrate.com national survey of large lenders. A basis point is one-hundredth of 1 percentage point. The mortgages in this week’s survey had an average total of 0.34 discount and origination points. One year ago, the mortgage index was 6.2 percent; four weeks ago, it was 5.4 percent.
The benchmark 15-year fixed-rate mortgage fell 4 basis points to 4.6 percent. …

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[24 сеп. 2009 | No Comment | ]

The IRS has released IR-2009-083 reporting that about 1.4 million taxpayers have filed (or amended) their 2008 income tax returns claiming the $8000 first-time homebuyer tax credit. This is roughly consistent with NAR’s projections that about 1.8 million taxpayers will claim the credit. NAR also estimates that at least 355,000 of eligible sales would not have occurred without the credit.
The IRS release also reminds taxpayers of the importance of getting to closing before the December 1 expiration of the credit and publicizes a YouTube video it has prepared to help …

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[18 сеп. 2009 | 2 коментара | ]

In Buffalo Grove (IL), police, firefighters and paramedics responded to a accident around 2:45 pm when three school busеs of Twin Groves Middle School crashed on Buffalo Grove Rd just north of Deerfield Rd. Right now, all Buffalo Grove Rd traffic is being detoured between Larraway Dr. and Deerfield Rd. There is a possibility of some minor injuries. All three buses were full.

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[17 авг. 2009 | No Comment | ]

Bulgarian archeologists have found a unique golden wreath in an unnamed mound near the South-East village of Krushare, Sliven District.

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[12 авг. 2009 | No Comment | ]

Archaeologists found 7500 fragments of frescos during excavations in the church of a monastery complex in the Karaach Tepe area near Bulgaria’s Black Sea town of Varna, BalkanTravellers said.

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[7 авг. 2009 | No Comment | ]

The Bulgarian-American Fulbright committee for education exchange launches for the 8th time the International Fulbright Summer Institute in the town of Tryavna, Central Bulgaria.

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[5 авг. 2009 | No Comment | ]

Figuring out the shortest possible chess game is easy: we’re all familiar with the Fool’s Mate, a checkmate by Black that comes after just two moves (1. f3 e5 2. g4 Qh4# being the basic idea). See also here. Much more interesting are questions about the longest chess games played.
If you’ve been playing tournament chess for a while, chances are that you’ve broken the 100-move barrier at least once, and many have probably played games much longer than that (I personally know I’ve played a game of over 130 moves, …

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[4 юни 2009 | No Comment | ]

The SPJ Code of Ethics is a statement of abiding principles supported by explanations and position papers that address changing journalistic practices. It is not a set of rules, rather a guide that encourages all who engage in journalism to take responsibility for the information they provide, regardless of …