?BulgariaSat-1?: Launch of Bulgarian satellite delayed yet again

June 20, 2017

Share this: The launch of ?BulgariaSat-1?, a so-called geostationary satellite owned by BulgariaSat, a division of Bulsatcom, was delayed yet again. After several previous delays, it had been scheduled to blast off into space later today. But SpaceX, the company which provides and launches Falcon 9 rockets for ?BulgariaSat-1? and other satellites, said a fairing […]

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Nice is nice: New Wizz Air flights from Bulgaria

June 20, 2017

Share this: Nice is nice. Who would dispute that? Located at the French Riviera, many have fallen in love with the charm of that marvel. There is nothing like sitting in a bistro, eating a Quiche Lorraine and drinking un jus de pomme while staring at the the passers-by. Très jolie? Mais, oui! Lisbon is […]

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Why Trump Is a Loyalty Freak

June 19, 2017

Illustration by Sebastien Thibault The president’s obsession with fealty isn’t a personal quirk?it’s a political necessity. June 16, 2017 Donald Trump?s presidency might be a catastrophe of epic proportions, but you have to grant him one thing: He?s made Americans pay attention to whatever the commander-in-chief is saying. On April 28, for instance, the White […]

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Females Are Strong as Hell

June 18, 2017

Unbrekable Kimmy Schmidt is a comedy about trauma. The show, which premiered as a Netflix original in 2015 and released a third season last month, is about the adventures of the bright-eyed Kimmy, an escaped victim of kidnapping, imprisonment, and?it?s implied?repeated rape by the leader of a religious cult. The show?s premise is dark, but […]

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Summit Discusses East Med Pipe

June 17, 2017

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and the Cypriot president, Nicos Anastasiades, met in Thessaloniki, Greece, June 15 for the annual trilateral summit and signed a joint statement for the continued strengthening of relations between the countries. “Looking into the future I would say, we discussed two things,” said Netanyahu […]

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Poestenkill big cat story is irresponsible reporting

June 17, 2017

Another typical story from local news where a resident is reporting a strange animal and the reporter dramatically jumps on the story, taking the assumption of the witness as the headline. In all probability, it?s just a dog! In upstate New York, outside Albany, a woman went to the news with a trail cam photo […]

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?Les chiffres?: Bulgaria in random numbers

June 16, 2017

Share this: This is a random list of numbers related to Bulgaria. 2:08 hrs.: The fastest train from Sofia to Plovdiv takes this amount of time for this distance of 140 km. 36,000 km: The distance between the orbit for the satellite ?BulgariaSat-1? and Earth. 48%: The price levels for consumer goods and services in […]

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In Parliament, Borissov?s party demands resignation of presidential aide who dressed up as Hitler

June 16, 2017

Share this: In a statement in the National Assembly on June 16, Prime Minister Boiko Borissov?s GERB party repeated its demand for the resignation of presidential counsellor and former caretaker interior minister Plamen Uzunov because of photos of him at a party dressed as Adolf Hitler. Uzunov has refused to resign as President Roumen Radev?s […]

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15 Credibility Street #18: Crystal clear consideration of claims

June 16, 2017

I?ve had enough of this nonsense. News items: Crystal healing at Edith Cowan Uni in Australia. Kudos to the Australian Skeptics to making their views crystal clear on these bogus claims about healing properties of rocks. Electrosensitivity UK makes doubtful claims. Electrosensitivity UK is a nonprofit organization that placed advertisements in public places around London claiming […]

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Bulgaria has lowest alcohol, tobacco, restaurants, hotels and clothing prices in EU ? Eurostat

June 16, 2017

Share this: Price levels of consumer goods and services in Bulgaria in 2016 were the lowest in the European Union, at less than half of the EU average, the bloc?s statistics agency Eurostat said on June 15. Bulgaria had the lowest price levels of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, restaurants and hotels, and clothing in the EU, […]

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The Long-Awaited Return of Beth Ditto

June 15, 2017

Beth Ditto is an excellent celebrity. As the lead singer of Gossip (formerly The Gossip), she sang with an angry volume that stirred the guts. She?s extremely attractive but she doesn?t look like any other famous women. She?s open about being gay, which the culture can always do with more of. And in 2013 she […]

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How Congress Can Fight Political Violence

June 15, 2017

The shooting of U.S. Representative Steve Scalise and four others early Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, is a reminder of how paralyzed the gun debate has become in America. After all, if anything could change the minds of legislators who oppose gun control, it would be their becoming the target of gun violence. But, as with […]

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Senex Advances Queensland CBM Drilling

June 14, 2017

Australian Senex Energy has begun the second phase of the drilling campaign in Queensland?s Surat basin on its flagship Western Surat Gas project, it said June 14. It is the sole shareholder. The company had said earlier this month that the campaign would start shortly. It involves the drilling of 30 wells on the Glenora and Eos blocks, […]

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