Bulgaria Air launches shiny new website

May 24, 2017

Share this: Bulgaria Air, the flag carrier of Bulgaria, just relaunched its website. The nice and shiny looking site contains a lot more information, it is more comprehensive than the old site, and booking flights seems to be easier. In addition, Bulgaria Air has added more offers, including rental car reservations and insurances. In the […]

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Nord Stream 2: ‘Necessary, Safe, Economic and Legal.’

May 24, 2017

(Amends quote in paragraph 5 and clarifies finance structure in paras 8-9) Despite encountering several political obstacles, the Russian-backed gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 (NS 2) is needed in the European Union and it will be completed by its original goal of 2019, said its representatives at the European Business Summit in Brussels May 23. […]

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European Commission: Bathing waters in Europe improve, issues in Bulgaria

May 24, 2017

Share this: Of all bathing water sites in Europe, more than 85 percent meet the quality standard ?excellent?. This is the outcome of an annual report by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA), the latest of which was just released. The report does confirm a positive 40-year trend of increasingly cleaner water at […]

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The Cost of Activism in the Trump Era: Your Job

May 23, 2017

Last week, Saily Avelenda sat alone in her quiet backyard in West Caldwell, New Jersey ?her husband at work, her two young sons at school?and, glued to her phone, watched her story go viral. That morning, WYNC had broken the news: New Jersey Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, one of the most powerful Republicans in Congress, sent […]

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Don?t Like Betsy DeVos? Blame the Democrats.

May 23, 2017

The Democratic Party paved the way for the education secretary’s efforts to privatize our public schools. May 23, 2017 Illustration by Stephen Savage Of all the corrupt, unqualified, and extremist characters Donald Trump has tapped to lead his administration, none has generated the tsunami of liberal outrage whipped up by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. And […]

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Oroville fish fall remains a mystery

May 23, 2017

A new and interesting ?fish fall? report comes out of Oroville, California this week. News stories conflict about what actually happened but here is the best report from a local news team. According to witnesses at the Stanford Avenue Elementary school in Oroville, just before noon, teachers and children noticed the playground area was strewn with […]

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European Jewish Congress: Tenev?s Nazi salute should serve as a caution against working with ultra-nationalist parties

May 23, 2017

Share this: The episode in which a now-former Bulgarian deputy minister was pictured giving a Nazi salute should serve as a caution for European governments and mainstream political parties against working with ultra-nationalist parties, European Jewish Congress president Moshe Kantor said. Pavel Tenev resigned as deputy minister of regional development and public works amid a […]

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Trump?s Muslim Tolerance Extends Only to Autocrats

May 22, 2017

MANDEL NGAN / Getty Images He heaped praise on one of the most repressive regimes in the world and dismissed the democratic aspirations of the Muslim masses. May 22, 2017 President Donald Trump continues to benefit from the soft bigotry of low expectations. In a major speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, he avoided the […]

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15 Credibility Street #17: Blow up the outside world

May 22, 2017

What a crazy news week it was. We start on a sad note. News items: Dead whale/giant squid ? Even the natives don?t recognize weird dead things. This is what a giant squid carcass looks like. No bones. Not whale-sized. New Nessie hoax Suspicious! Creationist at the Grand Canyon Oroville fish fall I was going […]

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Chinese Sinopec’s Yakela Gas Field Output Crosses Milestone

May 22, 2017

Cumulative gas output from Chinese oil and gas company Sinopec?s Yakela field has crossed10bn m3, the company said May 22.  The field, which came online 12 years ago, is operated by Sinopec Northwest Oil Field Company. Gas from the field is supplied to Xinjiang and to China’s west-to-east gas transmission project, Sinopec said. Located in the north […]

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GGP: UK Storage encounters a Rough patch

May 22, 2017

The statements, opinions and data contained in the content published in Global Gas Perspectives are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publisher and the editor(s) of Natural Gas World. This is an excerpt from a paper originally published by the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies in May 2017. On April 12 Centrica Storage […]

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GPP: Energy Opportunities in South America

May 21, 2017

The statements, opinions and data contained in the content published in Global Gas Perspectives are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publisher and the editor(s) of Natural Gas World. This is an excerpt from a Congressional Testimony of Jason E. Bordoff, published by the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University on May 17, 2017. Testifying […]

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Bulgarian President criticises government, calls for condemnation of Nazism over ?Hitler salutes? scandals

May 21, 2017

Share this: Bulgarian President Roumen Radev has become the latest to react to the controversy of the past few days about photographs of government officials giving Hitler salutes, by saying that it was absolutely essential to condemn Nazism ? and criticising the government?s handling of the row. Radev?s comments on May 20 came after a […]

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