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Train Selfie Sends Bulgarian Teen to Hospital with Severe Burns

Train Selfie Sends Bulgarian Teen to Hospital with Severe Burns

09:14 | 25.04.2017 | by Standartnews
Daniel Kostov, a fourteen-year-old boy from the coastal city of Varna, suffered severe burns and an electric shock trying to capture the ultimate selfie on top of a locomotive. Reportedly, he accidentally touched a live wire and the electric arc flung him off the train. Luckily, the boy survived the horrific accident and was rushed to Varna's Navy Hospital. Hospital's director, Assoc. Prof. Ivaylo Vazharov told bTV this morning that Daniel suffered severe burns on 60% of his body...
Bulgaria’s Poorest Region Sees Hope in Danube Cruise Ships

Bulgaria’s Poorest Region Sees Hope in Danube Cruise Ships

08:17 | 24.03.2017 | by Standartnews
Luxurious cruise ships sailing up and down the mighty Danube River may bring some hope to Bulgaria's impoverished northwest region. Statistical data shows that this past time option is becoming more and more popular with tourists from the countries along Europe's second longest river. Last season, for example, the Port of Vidin accepted 181 luxurious cruise ships carrying an average of 150 wealthy passengers each. This year's season was opened on March 22nd, when the first cruise...
Seven Unaccompanied Children Enter Bulgaria Per Day

Seven Unaccompanied Children Enter Bulgaria Per Day

11:55 | 02.03.2017 | by StandartNews
On average, 7seven unaccompanied child refugees seeking protection are entering Bulgaria every day, data of the State Agency for Refugees (SAR) shows for 2016. Last year a total of 6572 children entered Bulgaria, 42% of whom have arrived in the country without family or elderly relative. Thus, compared with 2015, when unaccompanied children were 1816, last year their number increased to 2772. Most numerous were the infant migrants from Afghanistan - 2048. 310 of them were minors and...
Piper Beats Blind Vaysha at Last Night’s Oscars

Piper Beats Blind Vaysha at Last Night’s Oscars

08:56 | 27.02.2017 | by Standartnews
Blind Vaysha, Bulgarian animation director Theodore Ushev's sixteenth film and first ever nominated for an Oscar, was not the winner in its category at last night's 89th annual Academy Awards Ceremony, held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA. Ushev's short film lost to Pixar's Piper, so Bulgaria's dream for a first Oscar had to be deferred yet again. However, this was not the greatest surprise that this spectacular evening had to offer. The favorite to win...
Mito Orozov’s Phaeton Shines at Tourism Fair

Mito Orozov’s Phaeton Shines at Tourism Fair

12:04 | 14.02.2017 | by редактор
The very own and personal phaeton of Mito Orozov, who in 1883 opened a tiny workshop for repairing carriages in the then small town of Vratsa, huddled at the foot of the Balkan, is going to be featured at the Vacation and Spa Expo 2017 that starts on February 15th at Sofia's Inter Expo Center. This phaeton is already world famous, believe it or not! The exquisite carriages of Orozov from the period of post-liberation Bulgaria won the gold medal at an exhibition in London. Henry Ford...
Bulgaria’s Ghost Villages

Bulgaria’s Ghost Villages

09:15 | 14.02.2017 | by Standartnews
About 600 Bulgarian villages have disappeared from the map – 571 of the 5,000 villages across the country have been totally depopulated, or they have just one resident. The problem is especially acute in the region of Vidin, where whole villages have migrated to Spain or Italy. The village of Bostanite in the Chuprene Municipality for instance, is a ghost villages, as there isn't a single resident left there. The village of Shepikovi Kolibi, Boynitsa Municipality, has got...
Bulgarian National Television Presents Blind Vaysha Ahead of Oscars

Bulgarian National Television Presents Blind Vaysha Ahead of Oscars

11:53 | 09.02.2017 | by Standartnews
Bulgaria's national broadcaster BNT has been granted the exclusive rights to present the Oscar-nminated animated short film Blind Vaysha, ahead of this year's ceremony. This is possible after the successful completion of the negotiation between the broadcaster and Canada's National Film Board. Montreal animator of Bulgarian descent Theodore Ushev became weak in the knees when he heard that his work had been nominated for the biggest award in the world of cinema. "When I heard the...
Natalie Imbruglia Announces First Concert in Bulgaria

Natalie Imbruglia Announces First Concert in Bulgaria

11:50 | 09.02.2017 | by StandartNews
Natalie Imbruglia, singer of the megahit "Torn", is arriving for her first concert in Bulgaria on April 30. The charming Australian lady will hit the stage of the Sofia club "Music jam" at 9 pm. The program includes songs from her entire catalog, but the emphasis will be on a more intimate sound. Following a long musical pause, Natalie returned in 2015 with a new album - "Male", which presented a collection of cover versions of inspirational male vocalists, including Robert Smith of...
Nicole Scherzinger in Bulgaria for Grigor Dimitrov's Homecoming

Nicole Scherzinger in Bulgaria for Grigor Dimitrov's Homecoming

11:35 | 08.02.2017 | by StandartNews
Grigor Dimitrov is a man in demand this week at the Garanti Koza Sofia Open, but the native news channels were perhaps even louder with the news that this time he brought home his Pussycat Dolls girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger as well. The Haskovo native may even show his world famous girlfriend his hometown.  "Obviously Nicole and my mother are getting on very well. She is currently resting and is probably visiting the churches in Sofia'', Grigor told NOVA TV in an interview. ''I'm...
Bulgaria’s Vlado  Koylazov wins Sci-Tech Oscar

Bulgaria’s Vlado Koylazov wins Sci-Tech Oscar

17:25 | 06.02.2017 | by Standartnews
Vladimir Koylazov (38) has been declared one of the winners of an Oscar Academy Plaque for scientific achievement for the original concept, design and implementation of V-Ray from Chaos Group. V-Ray, Koylazov's brainchild, is a commercial rendering plug-in for 3D computer graphics software applications. It is developed by Chaos Group and can be seen in action in motion pictures such as Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War and X-Men: Apocalypse. On January 4th, the Academy of...
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