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"bulgaria" Discussed on This Week in Photo

This Week in Photo

06:40 min | 2 d ago

"bulgaria" Discussed on This Week in Photo

"Let's talk about technique a little bit. I always like to see what you're working on because it's always mind-blowing and otherworldly. And you sent over two images of before and after or two versions of the same image that you're going to take us through. Can you dive into that? So these images, Frederick, they're not difficult to create, but you have to have the right ingredients in the right play, and you've got to have everything in proper alignment. So water droplet refraction imagery is a challenge from a number of factors alignment is key. You have to have, in this case, I've got a sunflower, which is the national flower of Ukraine. In behind a dandelion seed that is covered in water droplets. And the dandelion seed itself, those water droplets. They are mostly spherical and the more spherical those droplets are, the better they act like lenses and in behind that, is that flower that comes through in those droplets, but you only see this beautifully blue background until you take a step back. And when you take that step back, you realize how the image came to be, but what you don't realize is the two images are the same image. Because one of the keys about macro photography, it's paramount in the rule book, you can't overcome it unless you follow my advice, I suppose. The closer you get, the shallower your depth of field becomes. So if I were to have shot this image in this close up view, my depth of field would have been so incredibly shallow, I would have had maybe a tenth of it, maybe a 5th at most in focus. Now I've got most of it in focus in this shot. And I did that by using the high resolution mode on my lumix S one R now a lot of lumix cameras has the high res mode. Olympus or OM systems as they're called now. They've got that Fuji has it on their medium format, Sony has it on a bunch of cameras. I don't think canon and Nikon have it yet complained to them because they need to have this mode, which basically quadruples the resolution of your camera sensor. So my 47 megapixel camera sensor becomes a 187 megapixel sensor, which is ridiculous. Under normal circumstances, I would never need to use that. But if I get so close to my subject to fill the frame with it properly, my depth of field falls apart. If I intentionally get further away, knowing that I can crop in on my subject and throw away even 90% of the images, if I have a good 18.7 megapixel image, then that's a good image. And if the pixel quality holds up, you know, you're using a good lens and you're not using an aperture so small that diffraction limiting comes in and starts to limit your resolution too much. You can thread the needle. Thread the needle between the depth of field that you seek. With the resolution and the resolving qualities that your lens and the physics of the scenario are capable of. And so the wider field image is what I was after out of camera. Knowing that I can throw 90% of that image away, so long as I'm not shooting beyond F 11, usually F 8 is probably the sweet spot for this type of work. F 5.6 I've used as well because again, diffraction limiting can be a big issue. And we're not going to go into the whole physics lesson of how diffraction works, but the smaller your aperture or the smaller your pixels based on the size of that aperture and yes, the high resolution mode effectively makes your pixel smaller and I want to make use of the word effectively because they are still the same size. But that's another conversation. We now have the resolving capabilities being limited by a number of factors. But if you can thread the needle between the two of those, you can do some really magical macro work without the need for extensive focus stacking techniques. So you can set it up. Set the camera, I press the button on a four second delay. I run away from the camera. Because the floors can be a bit spongy, even if you're standing next to it. Everything has to be stable and solid. And it goes, click, click, click, click, and away you go, and everything is magic. The setup to do this is, I mean, I've got clamps and I've got lights and I've got all this stuff. I mean, I've got one of them behind me here. This is a classic setup. A classic setup that I use here. You've got a couple of lights. I'll often use lighter torches or flashlights. These are small and they're easy to manipulate and a number of crab clamps. If people aren't familiar with crab clamps, buy a lot of them, they've got a camera thread or a tripod thread screw on one side, and they can just allow you to clamp anything to anything. And they're golden. And this is on a platypod extreme base here. I actually have this as a platypod, they saw me using this and they put it together as a kit that you can get directly from them. But even I'll put random flashlights and stuff on a base like this. And I use this for my tabletop setups all the time. It doesn't have to be complicated. It's just lights on gooseneck arms and clamps and you just got to get the right tools to make that stuff work. So that's part of the magic is just seeing how the little bits and pieces kind of come together. And it's like, yeah, you know what? I could put that on my desk. I could make that happen. And that makes it a lot more approachable to people. Yeah, you know, that high resolution mode on some of the lumix cameras is I think one of the most overlooked feature in those cameras. You know, a lot of people focus literally on the focusing in the focusing speed of lumix cameras. But that all that out of the window, when you come down to that, you know, when you're using that high resolution mode because you don't really, you're in manual focus anyway, right? For the most part.

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"bulgaria" Discussed on This Week in Photo

This Week in Photo

08:12 min | 2 d ago

"bulgaria" Discussed on This Week in Photo

"Bulgaria is, it's on the coast of the Black Sea to the north of us is Greece to the south of us is turkey. Sorry, wait a minute. So we are north of Greece. We are south of Romania. We are in this part of Europe that even I living here have a hard time properly comprehending. We share a border with turkey, Serbia, North Macedonia. And it is a wonderful little bastion of 7 mountain ranges, a valley, the thracian valley that is a great wine growing region and a coastline. We are closer to the coast here. So it is a peaceful place. And it was intending to be a peaceful place where we could just grow a small Orchard. And raise our family here in a small village, 20 minutes away from the big city, and just live life happily. And then war broke out. And so we switched gears a little bit during that time. Yeah. Yeah. What a story. I remember talking to you when you were just about to make that move, and I was like, you know, it sounds amazing. You explained all the financial reasons and the benefits and all that stuff. Of course, you're a very analytical person. So, of course, it made sense. I was curious about how that move would affect your art. And the business side of Don, it seems like maybe not a whole lot, and then so the second part of that question is, how has it affected you as an artist and the business and then the second part of that question, it pertains to that altruistic project support project that you're doing and how creating work that's so tied to you, geographically, familiar, what's the word I'm looking for through family, I guess. How has that changed your approach to the work? Are you versus working for a client or doing a self assigned project where you're geeking out about focus stacking or something like that when there's a profit motive that is going to potentially benefit a large group of people unknown faces, does that change your approach? Do you get more meticulous? Do you get less meticulous? Those two questions. Financial and art. So financially in Bulgaria, you either pay 10% flat rate income tax or you pay less than that because you're getting paid dividends through a corporation, so that would be a 5% flat rate amount. The tax and the cost of living and all of that is just much lower here than in most other parts of the world. And so it's advantageous if you want to work less, then you've already established yourself with clientele in another area. You can move here and you can work from home and you can make that magic happen. And that was kind of as you were alluding to Frederick, one of the reasons why this was very advantageous. But to that end, I thought, okay, well, I can do all sorts of projects that I want to do, that nobody might care about, so I might not be able to make a lot of money on, but it would just be passion projects. And you could still make something off of that. But it wouldn't have to be, it's like, okay, well, if I'm going to spend this ten hour stint of time on this project, what is the return on the investment? Maybe there's none. And that's still okay because you don't have the same crunch that you were under during the rat race of the North American culture, which I'm good at. Don't get me wrong. I can do, but it steals your soul over time. And it's helpful to escape from that a little bit. So when the Ukraine project came up, I thought, okay, well, I'm not going to make any money on this. But that's okay. There's stuff in the bank. I've got documentary film projects. I've got other clients that are still reliable that are going to come in. And I've got all of the just offshoot ideas in my head of, okay, well, what if I try this? And I had this idea years ago, but I knew it would take like a week to try to figure out if it would work or not. Crap it didn't work. Okay. Well, at least I tried. But I wasn't stressed about, okay, well, should I have been trying to pay the bills in that time? And so it was a lot more freeing from that perspective as an artist. I felt like, I guess I should dial it back to when I first started to become a photographer. I did not want to do it as a profession because I did not want to depend on that for my income and compromise my art as a result. And I did that. I did exactly that. I'm not going to say compromises the right word, but I was looking for the dollars where they could be found and my time was gravitating towards that because obviously that was paying the bills and keeping the lights on. And so on. But over here, it's a different ethos. It's a different mentality. When you've already established that you can do it, now you can do it for less, which means you can say no to projects that you don't care about, and you can say yes to projects that you care about, but might not pay anything, at least not right away. So an entire mentality shift along the process to come out here. And Ukraine project has been sort of the, I guess, the peak of that. Because I knew intentionally that that was not going to be, I did not want to profit on that at all. That was the intention. And when I realized that, I wish I had it with me, it's just in the other room. Some of the ideas that I had were to create a 3D print of a bread mold that is like yay big, and maybe I'll send you some photos of this Frederick. To then make bread shaped like the Ukrainian tri zub, their coat of arms. The trident shape. And then bake bread in that shape and then give it to the refugee centers. And that was just from a complete stranger that was trying to say, okay, well, here is some sustenance in your national symbolism that is powerful for you. And yes, I did take some pictures along the way, but the end result was not the pictures. It was people receiving this weirdly shaped loaf of bread that is immediately symbolic of their history, their culture, and their sovereignty. The creative mind can work in strange ways and kind of work it's gone down the rabbit hole to find ways that are meaningful and I believe I've done that. That's beautiful, man. Yeah, send me that shot for sure. And through the magic of editing, if you're listening to me talk right now, you will have seen that already because Dunn was talking about that bread was on screen and the mold. Yeah, that's crazy, man. I don't know, you know, it's so interesting to see when photographers that I admire use their powers. They're superpowers for good, right? And I think I would argue all professionals photographers get stuck in sort of that Eddie of yeah, I'm an artist, but I still got to eat, right? So do I take the job that I don't necessarily want to take? And we've done whole shows on this, right? Where do I take the job that I don't necessarily agree with or want to take? And that's literally been in the news lately of a bakery turning down clients because of religious reasons and all that and the litigation that followed that, that on the photographer side, having the ability or is this the power or the flexibility, I guess, is a better word to say no. I don't want to do that job for whatever reasons, and I want to do this job. That one doesn't align with whatever, right? I don't like it. I don't want to creatively. It doesn't get my juices flowing or whatever your reasons to be able to not do it. And still eat at the end of the day. Is the magic trick of being able to survive

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Authorities dismantle a crossborder crypto fraud network in Europe

Coin Journal

00:40 sec | 2 weeks ago

Authorities dismantle a crossborder crypto fraud network in Europe

"3 p.m. Friday January 13th, 2023. Authorities dismantle a cross border crypto fraud network in Europe. The cross border fraud network used call centers to defraud victims. The network operated in Germany, Serbia, Cyprus, and Bulgaria, 15 people connected to the network have been arrested so far. After the raid on nexo's offices in Bulgaria, the European Union agency for criminal justice cooperation and europol has arrested 15 people allegedly connected to. The post authorities dismantle a cross border crypto fraud network in Europe appeared first on coin journal.

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Market Analysis Report 13 Jan 2023

CryptoCompare

00:19 sec | 2 weeks ago

Market Analysis Report 13 Jan 2023

"10 a.m. Friday, January 13th, 2023. Market analysis report, January 13th, 2023 SEC sues Gemini and genesis over crypto lending program, Bulgaria raids crypto lender nexo, amid ongoing probe polygon to undergo hard fork

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Crypto Lender Nexo Under Investigation in Bulgaria

CoinDesk Podcast Network

02:20 min | 3 weeks ago

Crypto Lender Nexo Under Investigation in Bulgaria

"We got plenty to get to today. Starting with another crypto lender in some hot water will take it away. That's right, Zach, and it's not because of the lending scheme or anything of that sort at this moment. It's actually because of AML, KYC laws over in Bulgaria. Questions around nexo finances compliance with KOS laws, according to new reports, especially on Facebook is what we're seeing actually. There's a Bulgarian government is looking into the koi compliance of nexo finance pretty large lending provider out there saying that there might even be some terrorist activity or terrorist linked organizations on top of nexo finance. This comes, of course, after a lot of these bigger lenders, it collapsed during the last year. You could actually throw up the graphic right here in a second. We see that nexo has a pretty complex scheme in terms of how it gets a lot of its rewards and yield for people who are using the application and that has led to a lot of people thinking, well, maybe they're the next crypto company to falter. We see a Celsius collapse pretty complex. So a lot of people have been looking at them saying like, hey, maybe these are the next guys to falter. Maybe this is the next Celsius. So the next Voyager. But we're seeing this story that's a little bit different. Actually, there's more than just risks on the lending side. There's risks with KYC. There's risks with different governments. Thanks so finance, put out a few statements this morning, actually taking to Twitter saying that's pretty unfortunate that Bulgarian police have moved so aggressively against them saying that it's unfair in a lot of different ways. Jen went through the story over to you, get your take on what's happening here. So I zeroed in on what the attorney general said, he said that evidence has been collect that a person who used the platform and transferred cryptocurrencies has been officially declared a terrorist financing person. I think that, you know, I would love to hear more information here. When did this person use the platform? Did they provide authentic documentation and authentic information in the KYC process? They said that authorities kind of bombarded the office. It sounds a little bit extreme under the guise of tax and money laundering. The use of the word terrorist just reminds me what we hear in North America, right? When a lot of our politicians talk about investigations into crypto exchanges and crypto lenders right here in North America, they often use the words terrorists and money laundering and tax evasion. And so I wasn't surprised to see that

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The Vatican lays Pope Benedict to rest, and Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas

AP News Radio

02:06 min | Last month

The Vatican lays Pope Benedict to rest, and Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas

"On this week's AP religion roundup, the Vatican lays Pope Benedict to rest and Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas. One Pope laid to rest another Thursday in an extraordinary ceremony at the Vatican. Pope Francis opened the funeral of retired Pope Benedict XVI with a prayer. He and the Roman Catholic faithful bade farewell to Benedict, who resigned the papacy a decade ago. Warner's crowded into Saint Peter's square starting in the early morning Thursday. Clergy and lay people alike created a mosaic of garments from the red skull caps of the cardinals and the white robes of the priests to the simple gray tunics of monks, and the puffy winter jackets of the ordinary faithful. They cheered as pallbearers and morning suits and white gloves carry Benedict's simple casket out of the basilica and placed it on an ornate carpet in the front of the altar in the vast square. The former Joseph ratzinger, who died December 31st at age 95, is considered one of the 20th century's greatest theologians and spent his lifetime upholding church doctrine. But he will go down in history for a singular revolutionary act that changed the future of the papacy. He retired, the first Pope in 6th centuries to do so. Meanwhile, the peak of the Christmas season arrived for Orthodox Christians around the world, as many celebrated epiphany on January 6th. Pin Bulgaria, the sounds of drums and bagpipes followed men dressed in traditional white embroidered shirts as they waited into the tunja river to retrieve a crucifix that was cast into the waters. While the Orthodox Christian churches in Greece, Bulgaria and Romania celebrate the feast on January 6th, orthodox churches in Russia, Ukraine and Serbia followed the Julian calendar. According to which, epiphany is celebrated on January 19th as their Christmas falls on January 7th. Some western Christian churches celebrate epiphany as three kings day, which marks the visit of the Magi or three wise men to the baby Jesus, closing out the Christmas season. I'm Walter ratliff.

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Police Arrest EverFXs Spanish Top Gun at Airport in Barcelona

Finance Magnates

04:19 min | Last month

Police Arrest EverFXs Spanish Top Gun at Airport in Barcelona

"10 p.m. Friday December 16th, 2022. Police arrest ever FX's Spanish Top Gun at airport in Barcelona. LTP class Guatemala so normal quad Spanish police on. Wednesday arrested a key figure of the Spanish quarters of fake brokerage investment platform ever FX. The police identified the arrested Top Gun as Pablo. A LTP GTL TP class one MSO normal quad according to OCCRP. Whose la ref crops dot a crypt organ fraud factor a trail off bro Ken lives lead stoki ivy calls in Turquoise to investigations. In 2020 will tagged expose the massive. Investment fraud network, Pablo a was rounded up at the el prat airport in. Barcelona, Spain, after he rounded off a trip from Romania. A joint statement by police forces guardia civil and masos dies squadron notes. That Pablo a and his teams made contact with victims through call centers. Located on the periphery of the European Union LTP GTL TP class guidance. Press an English language newspaper for the expatriate community in Spain. Notes that about 17,000 persons were scammed in Spain alone. This is even as OCCRP notes that ever FX was only one of about 470 investment brands linked to the same organized crime grapple class by MSO normal quack coordinated action brings in ever FX criminal Pablo alt classical MSO normal quad according to a joint statement shared by the police forces and cited by the OCCRP. The crime network was making about €50 million every three months from its. Thousands of victims from across the world LTP GT LTP class guitar normal clock, meanwhile, the arrest of the key. Figure comes a month after European authorities through a coordinated campaign. Shut down 15 call centers of the network in Albania, Georgia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and North Macedonia. During the raid, which was conducted between November 8th and 9th, police and prosecutors from Germany, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, and other 6 European nations. Arrested 5 suspects and seized thousands of Euros worth of cash among. Other things LTP GTL TP class Guatemala normal caught the campaign was led by. Euro just, the European Union agency for judicial cooperation, which also funded. The efforts LTP GTL TP class guitar normal quarter FX in the class guard MSO normal quota in May last year. The United Kingdom financial conduct authority of the dot finance magnates dot com for its brokers quarters to stop offering stuck customers quote target clock blank will quote follow caught bandit tagged cyberspace. ICC inter to capital limited, operator of ever FX, from offering CFD instruments. In the country, FCA at the time said ever FX was on boarding many British traders on its overseas entities, which are not authorized to offer services in the UK LTP GTL TP class what MSO normal caught many consumers were subsequently induced to transact with overseas. Members of the ever FX group, which had no authorization to provide. Regulated services in the UK meaning that consumers lack the same. Level of protection, FCA explained LTP GT LTP class quad MSO normal coil, however, ICC recently told the Spanish newspaper, el pais, that it has no knowledge of the inquiry into ever FX. Meanwhile, ever FX was active in sports sponsorship, as la ref crofts would finance magnates dot com for its brokers breaking ever strike a sponsorship deal with civil of, quote, target quad blank white railcar follow quad at sponsored tagged Spanish football giant. Sevilla FC and even tar fracas dot finance magnates dot com for its broker severed Sexton's sponsoring several after another year quote target quack blank will quote follow caught text ended the del tagged LTP GT. This article was written by Solomon Oladipo at WWW dot finance magnates dot com.

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OneCoin CoFounder Karl Greenwood Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Finance Magnates

04:14 min | Last month

OneCoin CoFounder Karl Greenwood Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

"9 p.m. Friday December 16th, 2022. One coin cofounder Carl Greenwood pleads guilty to wire fraud. LTP class Latinos Carl Greenwood, the cofounder of one coin, the multi-billion dollar cryptocurrency pyramid scheme, has pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering in connection with his role in the fraudulent crypto project. The counts before him carry a maximum potential sentence of 20 years each. The Department of Justice DoJ said on Friday dot LTP GT LTP class Guatemala normal caught one coin cofounder Carl Greenwood arrested, convicted of class Guatemala normal textile looking just of wag Greenwood, who was arrested in Thailand in July 2018 and extradited to the United States, confessed to the offenses in a Manhattan federal court before judge at gardo Ramos, who accepted the guilty plea. He is to be sentenced by judge Ramos on April 5th, 2023, DoJ Sid dot GT LTP class Guatemalan guilty plea by the cofounder of Voltaire finance magnates dot com to go on a quick what target quad blank white grill quad follow on one corner caps a week at the southern district of New York SDNY that sends a clear message that we are coming after all those who seek to exploit the cryptocurrency ecosystem through fraud, no matter how big or sophisticated you are, Damian Williams, the United States. Attorney for SDNY sit in the DoJ statement dot LTP GT LTP class Guatemala normal Quattro apple's cryptocurrencies ignored over remains at large in one coin class Guatemala normal quite according to DoJ, ruja ignatova, who cofounded one coin alongside Greenwood, remains at large. The declaration comes 8 months after ignatova, also known as the crypto queen of that finance magnates dot com cryptocurrency and founder of a named manjar pessimist 20th Courtois included in the list of Europe's most wanted fugitives by europol. The runaway cofounder was also added to the federal bureau of investigations FBI top ten most wanted list earlier in June. LTP GT LTP class Guatemala, October 12th, 2017, the United States charged dignity with fraud and money laundering at the U.S. district court for the SDNY. It also issued a federal warrant for her arrest. In addition, the FBI has offered to pay 100,000 to anyone with information that leads to her arrest. LTP GT LTP class Guatemala normal quad, however, since ignatova traveled on a commercial flight from Sofia, Bulgaria, to Athens, Greece, on October 25th, 2017, she has not been seen publicly. Doubt finance magnates dot com to department office to seek what target quad blank white real quad follow quad DO tagged noted LTP GT LTP class Guatemala normal quad one coin backstory class Guatemala normal quad Greenwood and ignite over founded one coin in 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria from where they marketed and sold the. Fraudulent scheme through global multi level marketing MLM. DoJ noted that as a result of misrepresentations, the cofounders and others made about altcoin, victims across the globe invested over $4 billion in the scheme dot LTP GT LTP class Guatemalan MLM structure influenced the rapid growth of the one coin member network. Indeed, according to one coin's promotional materials, over 3 million people invested in fraudulent cryptocurrency packages. One coin records show that, between the fourth quarter of 2014 and the fourth quarter of 2016 alone, one coin generated 4.037 billion in sales revenue and earned profit sappho's of 2.735 billion DoJ explained dot LTP GT. This article was written by Solomon Aleppo at WWW dot finance magnates dot com.

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Teenage pilot becomes youngest person to fly solo around the globe - CNN

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 5 months ago

Teenage pilot becomes youngest person to fly solo around the globe - CNN

"A 17 year old pilot became the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a small aircraft after he landed in Bulgaria Matt Rutherford a Belgian British dual national landed on an airstrip west of Bulgaria's capital I think I did around 250 hours of flight time Rutherford has two Guinness World Records the youngest person to fly around the world by himself and the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe in a micro light plane If you're in a car for example you're limited by where you can go by roads because you have to turn left and right here everything like that But in a plane you can go up down left right basically as much as you like Rutherford's journey began in March through 52 countries and 5 continents You don't have to be 18 to do something special Just follow your dreams and they'll eventually come true no matter what age you are Rutherford says his next destination is

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What Is NATO?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:23 min | 6 months ago

What Is NATO?

"What is NATO? NATO is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. NATO was formed post World War II, and it was formed with the idea of trying to hedge against the Soviet Union. Now there are some good reasons for that in the Soviet Union was an evil empire in more ways than one. Albeit, I don't think we're quite honest with some of our relationship with the Soviet Union. We did partner with the Soviet Union to defeat the Nazis. After that there was this mad dash of who will control Europe and NATO was formed. NATO has 30 member countries. These countries, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, turkey, which I never quite understood. United Kingdom and the United States. These are 30 independent member countries. And there is what is called article 6. The article 5 article 6 of NATO, which is the mutual defense clause of NATO, which is an attack on one, is an attack on all.

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 3 dead in Bulgaria as passenger train hits truck at crossing

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 8 months ago

3 dead in Bulgaria as passenger train hits truck at crossing

"State police say the people who died range in age from 19 to 73 and that the crash happened when the van driver failed to yield while crossing U.S. 65 about a hundred miles southeast of Little Rock the truck at collided with was hauling cooking oil Both the van driver and the truck driver were injured the van belonged to CB king memorial school which services people with developmental delays or disabilities in a statement the school said we don't have the words right now to express our pain I'm Julie

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"bulgaria" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

04:39 min | 10 months ago

"bulgaria" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"European leaders blast the cutoff of Russian gas to Poland and Bulgaria as blackmail by Jessica fish, John gamble, and Vanessa Guerra, Associated Press, Ukraine. European leaders blasted Russia's decision to cut natural gas shipments to Poland and Bulgaria as blackmail, saying the cutoff and the Kremlin's warning that it might cease shipments to other countries as a failed attempt to divide the west over its support for Ukraine. Russia's move Wednesday to use its most essential export as leverage marked a dramatic escalation in the economic war of sanctions and counter sanctions that has unfolded in parallel to the fighting on the battlefield. The tactic against the two EU and NATO members could eventually force targeted nations to ration gas and deal another blow to economies suffering from rising prices. At the same time, it could deprive Russia of badly needed income to fund its war effort. Poland has been a major gateway for the delivery of weapons to Ukraine, and confirmed this week that it is sending the country tanks, just hours before Russia's state energy giant Gazprom acted, Poland announced a new set of sanctions against the company and other Russian businesses and oligarchs. Bulgaria, under a new liberal government that took office last fall, has cut many of its old ties to Moscow and likewise, supported punitive measures against the Kremlin. It has also hosted western fighter jets at a new NATO outpost on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast. The gas cuts do not immediately put the two countries in any dire trouble. Poland, especially, has been working for many years to line up other suppliers, and the continent is heading into summer, making gas less essential for households. Also, Russian gas deliveries to both Poland and Bulgaria were expected to end later this year anyway..

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The Demise of the EastMed Pipeline

The Larry Elder Show

00:59 min | 1 year ago

The Demise of the EastMed Pipeline

"An article that was in newsweek, January of this year. Headline, the demise of the east, med pipeline. Do you know about that? The east mad pipeline was designed to bring natural gas from Israel and Cyprus across Greece to Italy and Bulgaria. At the end of 2020, Congress passed legislation to support the construction of this pipeline and liquefied natural gas terminals. It was supported by the Trump administration. Created the United States eastern Mediterranean energy center, run by the Department of Energy. According to newsweek, when the Biden administration came into office, one of its first official acts, along with canceling the Keystone excel pipeline, was to cancel this.

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NATO Steps Up Readiness in Eastern Europe to Reassure Allies

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

NATO Steps Up Readiness in Eastern Europe to Reassure Allies

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"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

04:40 min | 1 year ago

"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"In the Black Sea when it was 90°, so yeah. Well, and we mentioned that this is part of the EU at this time, but it is not on the Euro. It's still on the left, as I recall. That's right. Well, anything else we want to say about cloud dev, we need to start wrapping this up. We haven't said anything about the food. Okay. Throughout the country, you can count on really good a Mediterranean Greek influence. So there are great shopska salads. So everywhere you can go you can get a great salad that's tomatoes cut up cucumbers with feta cheese over them that was amazing. No olives? No, very few olives. I don't interest it. Lots of feta cheese, lots of feta cheese. When we went into a grocery store and what would be the equivalent of our whole daily case here at home was all different types of feta. Well, I didn't know there were that many different types of either, but everything's better with feta. Yeah. And the other thing is the soup, which was called territory, which is a cold cucumber soup. Truly delicious too. And then there's a lot of meats. Sausages, cut meats, good seafood. There's good seafood everywhere. We had tripe soup as well. Tripe soup is very popular. It's maybe a national dish. And we didn't say much about this, but there are orthodox churches everywhere. So that's a big part of what you see in their beautiful, their grand, if you're someone who appreciates church architecture, they're worth seeing excellent. As we go to wrap this up, you are standing at the prettiest spot that you saw in Bulgaria. Where are you standing? What are you looking at? Well, I guess I would have to say looking out across plovdiv from that Roman theater. Patty, different answer. Another part of our trip we were in the open mountains. Okay. And we got to stay up in the Adobe mountains in a cabin and it was beautiful. Okay. Excellent. And one thing that makes you laugh and say, only in Bulgaria. There's water everywhere. Water spigots everywhere. And it's good water. So in the city of Sofia, there's these hot thermal water public water fountains that people go and collect water from day in and day out. They run 24 hours a day. And in the countryside, we didn't figure this out until we got to talk to someone who knew there were picnic areas around springs coming out of the side of the mountain. Somebody had tapped a spring and there was a spigot coming out with water running. Again, 24 hours a day. And we found out it's a wonderful tradition of when someone dies in a family who is important to people. They tap a spring and build a little picnic area there and maybe the equivalent of like an eternal flame for us. The thought of the water running forever in honor of that person. Interesting. People who live in the cities will go far out into the mountains to find a place where there isn't one of these spigots, and they'll build one there. Yeah. And then they'll maintain it. And their family will maintain it. And so some of them were very elaborate. We passed one that had a table that had a cloth on it, and someone told us, yes, somebody comes in replaces that cloth about once a month. Interesting. And if you had to summarize Bulgaria in just three words, what three words would you use? Friendly? Surprising and historic. Patty. Friendly, orthodox churches, as one word. And a deep history that I was completely unaware of before I got there..

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"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

05:47 min | 1 year ago

"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"The roads were excellent. The signage was good, even though it was in Cyrillic. And we didn't have any trouble as U.S. drivers getting around and leaving our way and there was, you know, there was no problem with police checkpoints or anything that would deter you from running a car and taking a trip. And you should do it. There's excellent Internet so you can pretty much count on using Google Maps. Even in really rural areas, our cousin who works there and lives there said he has better Internet in that country than he does when he's back here in the state. And Barry inexpensive, we bought a Bulgarian sim card when we arrived in the country as we did in each of the countries who were visiting and I don't suppose we spent 15 or $20 for a month's worth of high-speed Internet access between the two of us. That's like half an expensive meal. The other thing that you need to know is that you can not rent a car elsewhere in Europe and drive into Bulgaria, which is what we thought we were going to do. Okay. It has to do with insurance. Spirit several stories. Somebody said the people outside of Bulgaria think the cars are going to get ruined if they when they're in Bulgaria. I don't know, but that's something people need to know. We flew into Sofia and then rented our car. And we understood from the current rental agencies that you can rent a car in Bulgaria and drive out. You can't rent a car out of Bulgaria and drive in. Okay. Most all the cars there are manual transmission. You can get automatic transmission coming pretty much true in Europe. Yeah. By default you would expect a manual transmission car and you can reserve a automatic often or a robot transmission. That was one I had recently which is halfway in between almost like an automatic but not good. Back in the 70s Volkswagen offered something called an automatic stick. Yeah, this is like that exactly. From plovdiv, there are three side trips that we'd recommend. One of them is to see the thracian tombs and Kazan Mach. And those the thracian tombs date back about 5000 years and this was a culture that came in from the south east of what's now Bulgaria and settled there in some of the fertile valleys. And raised a lot of wine and at least to hear the Bulgarians talk about it drank as much as they raised because they were notoriously drunk. But.

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"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

05:06 min | 1 year ago

"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"Might have also helped that we were there in September as opposed to the summer, especially when we were in opal. There was a little bit of a dead feeling to it, which we didn't mind. I mean, we weren't really looking for nightlife type stuff. But a number of the hotels looked like they were maybe closing down for the season. That's something probably to be aware of, depending on what time of year you're traveling and you're actually looking for. Well, the other thing is, if I use the term I discovered, I really mean from a U.S. point of view more. So this region was the hotspot before the iron curtain came down. If you wanted to vacation in your behind the iron curtain, the black seacoast was one of the places that you would go. And so it was probably very much hopping at the time, and then lost some of that tourism as people could had other options. Basically, but it has been discovered obviously for, you know, 2000 years ago, but less well-known, probably to this audience. Yeah. And we did hear, especially when we were in a saber, we heard a lot of people speaking Russian. Sure. Yeah. Tourism flows. East to west into that probably. Just a little side comment to that is when we were in the saber, we stopped to hear some music being played at a street cafe one night and it was a Bulgarian singing at all Beatles program. Okay. And there was a table a very loud liver puddling, who are encouraging the singer on and singing along. It seemed entirely out of context in a very funny way. That's funny. Now, you had mentioned a story about a church you visited up in the past when you were in the plovdiv side of the pass. But you were going to tell a part of that later. And I don't remember what you were going to tell later. All right, when we get to plovdiv and talk about day trips from there, we'll talk about that. And we can move on to cloud because that's where we're headed right now. Well, plan tips just amazing. And I think this year, in particular, it was the cultural city for the EU. Okay, European capital of culture. Yes. Yes. And I think that's something important to know that Bulgaria is part of the EU, so there are things certain areas where you see sort of development money coming in. Sure. Which is I think making it more tourist friendly and especially when you're driving, they use consistent road signage. I think with the rest of the EU. So there's some things about that that are helpful. So plovdiv was all spruced up. This is its year..

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"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

04:04 min | 1 year ago

"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"And the market is also very attractive and the museum inside it is really interesting to see for two reasons. One is that there was a local archeological expedition that found some really unique artifacts. And I can't tell you what they are because we saw too many museums on this truck. But the other thing that was interesting is they have their large display of cookery costumes and cookery is a dance style that has a folklore that goes with it that's practiced in a couple of areas of Bulgaria and the costumes and the masks for it are very elaborate. And in this museum, there are a number of costumes and masks dating from different historical periods. And they were really fun to see. And the woman who operated the museum when we walked in, we walked in, there's a meeting room on the first floor of this market. And so we walked in the meeting room. There was some displays there around the wall and we were looking at them and this woman came over and said, well, would you like to see the museum, or it costs ten Levi or whatever it was? We said, well, is it worth it? And she said, oh yes, it's worth it. I'll walk you through. So the museum director walked us to the museum and told us a bunch of stories about it. And it's really it's very nicely laid out. It does have good interpretation. And in English. And a lot of really, really well organized displays, including some very contemporary things that involve computer generated imagery and buttons to push. I think that's another example of what we said at the beginning about the lack of tourist fatigue. You walk into a place like that and they're delighted that you're there. They have something they want to share. And if they speak English, they like the chance to practice their English. It's a charming feeling that you feel like they are really happy that you're there and it's a nice feeling. Well, you mentioned masks and I'm looking at some of the photos of the cookery masks and they're not just face masks their whole elaborate heads in the decoration to look like animals to scare off evil spirits. It looks quite unique. Yes, and some of the masks are three and four feet tall. Right, they're more like headpiece. That's a better description. That's true. Interesting. We enjoyed that. And my cousin, who is there working with the State Department, said.

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"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

05:00 min | 1 year ago

"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"But again, I think when you go to a place like Bulgaria, part of it is the quest and being satisfied with yourself for finding these things and feeling like you're someplace that maybe not a lot of people have ever been there. You can't go in with western expectations of, oh, I'm going to have wonderful signs that are going to tell me everything about what's here. It's partly the adventure of finding these things. And then maybe using Google to look up what some of them are. Or Google Translate to read the sign. That's right. And when you talk about a quest, I'm guessing that given you had a troubles finding some of these places that you decided that you have a love for craft and that sort of things and that's why you picked out these places and were seeking them out. It wasn't just that you stumbled across these places. Tom's a big planner before we go. Did a lot of research before we went. And so yes, some of these towns we went to for that very reason. We had heard, I might say a combination of the crafts work, but also culture. I think we have a lot of learning about how a culture developed what part of the culture what were the roots of what you're seeing today. Where did the culture that we're seeing today come from? Probably for me the two most satisfying things about this trip was, first of all, to learn about an entire history that I had not been familiar with before. I said back that my world history education was sorely lacking because it ignored everything that happened in Bulgaria in the course of 500 years. And it's a really rich and interesting history they have there. And the other thing that I really enjoyed was the difficulty that we had in finding these places difficulties may be a stretch, but the work that you had to go to to find them..

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"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

05:13 min | 1 year ago

"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"We went up to the southern side of the pass and there's a church there that memorializes the battle and the people killed in it and there's some interesting stories to tell about that. But that battle, which included assistance from the Russians, is important in Bulgarian history and cemented the relationship between those two countries that allowed for a lot of the things that happened in Bulgaria during the communist era. Interesting. Okay. The Bulgarians actually are pretty certainly can't speak as a Bulgarian, but they had a warmer view of the Russians because they don't really talk too much about communism, what they talk about is the 500 years of Turkish rule. They call it the article. Adam and yoke. And the Russians helped them through this battle and some other things helped them defeat and come out from underneath Turkish rule that you see many, many sculptures around the country with the year 1868 on it. Interesting. From delicate tour novo two other trips that are worth taking are to visit the itar ethnographic village. And across Bulgaria, there are several ethnographic villages. They're living history centers. And each one has a different focus, but the itar village is focused on crafts that are done using water power. So the entire village runs on a mill race that lets off water to a number of different businesses and in each one of them, the water runs different kinds of things. There's a fulling mill. There's a sharpening place where tools can be sharp and there's a leather working shop. Several metalworking shops and in those there are artisans practicing those traditional crafts as well. This is more of a tourist focused center, but I would say more for Bulgarians than it is for people visiting from outside the country so they can learn about their own national craft and history. Okay. And the other place that we visited on a day trip from was tri avner. And triadin is at the foot of a mountain pass. And a number of cities in Bulgaria at the foot of mountain passes got a special dispensation during the time of the Ottoman rule if they were willing to protect the mountain pass from incursion, then the Ottomans would leave them alone to run their own business and run their own government. And so those cities were places where a lot of national history and culture were preserved because they were not subject to those Ottoman influences during that time and trial as a center for icon painting and wood carving. And we enjoyed visiting a couple of places there that were really outstanding examples of wood carving art. Including a house.

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"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

03:24 min | 1 year ago

"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"And then there were other places in the city. We could drive to, but we felt that that was a great location to be centered in. And were you finding out through Airbnb or through some local site or how did you find out? Through Airbnb. Yep. We did use Airbnb and we did use some local connections for some of the lodgings we did when we were there as well. But not that one. That was Airbnb. We found the Airbnb's where we had good luck with them. The quality of them were described accurately. It was a little bit more rustic. If somebody's a high end traveler, these were not that. Okay. It was what we were looking for. We were in somebody's home. We had our own area of the home with our own patio, but was not a luxury, but it put us right where we wanted to be. Excellent. One thing that I'd note about veliko turnovo is it is on hills. And so if you have any mobility issues, as we with our older joints sometimes do, the combination of hills and cobblestones is something you need to be careful of and something you'd want to pay attention to when you were choosing where you wanted to stay. If you were visiting city. What else do we want to see while we're in velika turnover? While we were there, we took a couple of day trips. One of them we went to visit something called the boob luja meeting center or booed luja memorial. It's a gigantic assembly center that was built during the communist era to host communist committee meetings and looks like a flying saucer perched on the top of a mountain and has a big spire standing next to it. And then some monuments or sculptures that surround it at lower levels on the mountain. And it was really an extraordinary thing to visit. I would have to say of all the things we visited, it's one of the things that stands out the most. We had to work a little bit to get to it. You had to drive quite a ways to get to it. Scattered throughout the country. There's remnants of the communist era. There's a fair amount of communist era statues. And this place is crumbling in a sense now. There's some talk of trying to restore it. But because it's crumbling, it's almost mysterious symbolic remembrance of the communist era. And it's huge. You've come to it from a distance. You really can't imagine how you huge it is until you actually are on top of it. So there's no visitor center. There's no people there. There were maybe 6 other people visiting it. I feel like you've accomplished something just getting there. And it was striking. Well, and I'm just looking at some of the history of this, and it looks like the Bulgarians in 1868 fought a what sounds like the Bulgarian Alamo there, if you will, where a small band of Bulgarians were defeated by a larger band of Ottoman Turks, but in only for Bulgarians survived, but that helped spur the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottomans ten years later. So that's why the historic significance of this. But as you say, built not way back then, but built during the communist era. He has the battle you're talking about is the battle of shipka pass. Okay. The monument is built near the top of ship capacity. We approached on this trip from the north side of the pass when we went out from plovdiv on another day trip, which we'll talk about a little bit later..

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"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

02:37 min | 1 year ago

"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"So we're standing there wondering exactly what we should do about that and a woman got out of a nearby car that she was parking and pointed at the sign as if to say you shouldn't park here after 8 30. We were thinking that, boy, we would like to be able to get out of there if we could. Fortunately, maybe someone was looking from a nearby window, whoever was the car that had parked us in and came back and moved it so we could get out. And welcome to Bulgaria. Exactly. And this was in Sofia. And we drove out of Sofia later that day, and we're not sad to see it in the rearview mirror for at least a few days. Excellent. Well, you started us then in velika, turnover. Yes. Veliko turnovo is the first capital of Bulgaria and it's a beautiful city. And there's a large fortress there that sits up on a hill and it has a sound and light show that operates most nights of the year. Occasionally, it's not working, but there's music and narration. And the city is situated on several hills. So we were on a hill that faced the castle. So from the balcony of our apartment, we were able to watch the light show at night. We couldn't hear the narration, but we could hear the music and we could watch the lights change and that the fortress walls light up and the castle keep light up and it was very dramatic and interesting to see on all in Bulgarian. In terms of set off by the moon and the stars, it was romantic and fascinating. And we were able to stay in an apartment that was just along the craftsperson street there and velika Tor novo and all of the shops, the ones that weren't restaurants or little grocery stores were operated by artists who were wood carvers and icon painters and potters and they all were all there practicing their craft. We could walk down the street and visit with them and see the things that they were working on and it was really delightful. The street was overhung with umbrellas. So at night they had those lit and it was very romantic as well. I'm going to guess you're talking about the sum of what car shear complex. Well, in Toronto, I would say that was an ideal location because it's a very hilly city. So you're able to do a lot of up and down hill walking, that was a good place for the central location. Because we could walk to those vendors..

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"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

05:16 min | 1 year ago

"bulgaria" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"This is Chris and I am traveling for Christmas this year and so this is going to be a repeat episode of amateur trial where I picked one that I think you'll like. And so here's episode 6 91 about Bulgaria. On the road I'm heading out there and I'm ready to go looking real good in my passport photo oh no. Amateur traveler episode 691 to 80 amateur traveler talks about craftsmen and churches, one last stand, communism, Byzantines, Ottomans, and thracians, as we go to the country of Bulgaria. Welcome.

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 Balkan neighbors mourn victims of bus fire in Bulgaria

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

Balkan neighbors mourn victims of bus fire in Bulgaria

"Bill Clinton neighbors are mourning victims of a bus fire in bulk area well Gary and and north Macedonia the gun P. roots of national mourning in honor of the victims off the bus crash that killed forty five people and injured six others the accident occurred on Tuesday while the bus was traveling through Bulgaria carrying tourists to neighboring north Macedonia the the exact cause of the crash has not yet to be determined the bus apparently ripped through a guard rail on the highway to be quickly engulfed in flames and then burned out completely a dozen children were among the dead I'm

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Bus crash in Bulgaria kills 45 tourists, including 12 children

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Bus crash in Bulgaria kills 45 tourists, including 12 children

"A bus carrying north Macedonians home from a tourist trip to eastern bull has crashed on cool fall in western Bulgaria killing over forty people authorities say the accident happened around two AM they were children among the victims the cause of the crash was not immediately confirmed but it appears the bus hit a highway guardrail crashed and caught fire photos taken shortly after the crash show the bus engulfed in flames with plumes of thick black smoke rising from the scene Bulgari's interior minister at the crash site said he had never in his life seen something more horrifying I'm

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"bulgaria" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

04:31 min | 1 year ago

"bulgaria" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"And add to the whole experience. You're a first of all, what's the importance of the rila monastery in Bulgaria? A monastery is really the spiritual heart of Bulgaria all those years under a lot of invaders, actually it was that monastery which kept the old spirit of Bulgaria it has a massive library of ancient manuscripts. You know, I wanted books. I want to interrupt you there because all over Europe in my experience when a country is invaded, the traditional culture, the soul of the country survives in the mountains in a monastery. It does. It's that wind Catalunya outside of Barcelona, and it's that way. The area. The monastery itself is actually in the heart of the mountains. So this is the Orthodox Christian Shoal of Bulgaria. And it's on every list. So people go there during the day. It's a living monastery. There's a tradition with the art on the wall that goes back centuries, and do they actually welcome tourists to sleep? Oh yes, did you? Conditions are as you would expect from the monastery. To have large plasma screens in there, cells, plasmas brings in monks, cells. Life is a lot but for visitors not much has changed, sexually. Stefan, when you think of the orthodox faith during communism, it must have been a different environment than today. It is very interesting as all the other communist countries the religion was opium for the masses. It was suppressed. There were people spying on you if you would go to the church for the holidays and if you go, they'll be bad consequences not only for you, but for your family members. And after the fall of the communist regime in Bulgaria in 1989, what happened to the religion? It was freedom, and in our new constitution, that's one interesting article and this article says that orthodox Christianity is the traditional religion in Bulgaria, not the official one, but traditional..

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"bulgaria" Discussed on Limitless Mindset

Limitless Mindset

05:00 min | 1 year ago

"bulgaria" Discussed on Limitless Mindset

"I used it a texting. Ladies that i met and i used it doing some facebook messaging and it really fell on its face. I almost totally stopped using it. So that's you know. So so i stopped using. It wasn't very effective. And you're of course wondering what is my number one digital pickup line. And you know what i i need to promote my book. I need to sell some books. So you're gonna have to re you're going to have to pick up my book for that one and you will find it in there in the chapter on online dating. I have a pretty good Digital pickup line. I haven't used it in a while. But when i was a single guy using it i figured out something that that kind of gets result so that is probably picking my book alone. Let's talk about the weather here. I found bulgaria to be a bastion from the soul chilling and sock soaking winter of eastern europe. I arrived in early. January and the balkan winter is downright moderate compared to romania and ukraine. Were also. Have i been during the wintertime in europe. I think just. I think mostly ukraine i found it to be very very moderate compared with a t.f. I saw snow once many days. I barely needed a coat. Bulgaria assuaged my vitamin d deficiency. Many days were sunny and could hang out on my patio. It rained about every other day for a few hours naughty torrential downpour. But it's a good idea to bring an umbrella with you. If you're a nomadic seducer in europe looking to go arbitrage your lifestyle and income. Bulgaria is a great option during the colder months. As you can see in this video blog. That i did about meditation where i filmed in the city centre. The weather is gloomy. But not bad enough to prevent you from doing some day gaming. And i pulled twice here. Just by offering adaptive genetic t. My magic herbal anti-aging tea which they could get exclusively back at my flat and this was a little bit of an epiphany for me in the past. I always thought. I had to come up with really elaborate. Reasons to pull and specialty is enough next. Let's talk about the cost of living. This is something that unless you're a wealthy unless you bought bitcoin back in two thousand eleven and then held onto it you know. Hopefully you weren't like me where you bought bitcoin. You got bitcoin and then you spent two bitcoins in two weeks. I did that once. It was in barcelona. It was fun two weeks. But i do regret it. Had to regret it a little bit. You're probably concerned about the economics of the places that you're going in the world so some good news. Sophia is cheaper than berlin and buca rashed in my experience but pricier than kiev. If you're going to be staying in sofia don't waste your time staying at hostels which cost about ten dollars nightly even for a bad in a dorm and they might be. They might be pricier than that now. Whereas i found private accommodation private rooms to be quite affordable here. I rented a spacious room in a penthouse off airbnb near the center for three hundred seventy dollars a month and gs..

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"bulgaria" Discussed on Limitless Mindset

Limitless Mindset

05:20 min | 1 year ago

"bulgaria" Discussed on Limitless Mindset

"When i was a single guy who was such an improvement for me at least over the hanging out in the wild chaotic clubs. Let's move on to talking about the culture. Bulgaria is one country where not drinking. You really will feel like an outsider. Every time i asked a bartender for a non alcoholic beverage. They looked at me. Like i had just ordered a glass of abortion baby blood or something really terrible like that. When i first arrived in sofia i befriended too young bulgarian guys who could be loosely. Described does hostile employees and they were your typical piece of shit. Dudes who talked. We'd drank beer and smoked cigarettes all day and night yet in the four days. I stayed at the hostel. These two guys must have had about six different cute young ladies over to hang out. They watched really stupid movies and pop music videos. Four hours and hours with these girls and this makes me up suspect that Bulgarian girls are less susceptible to grown man game and respond better to party boy game. You'll have to do a little bit of experimentation there. Bulgarians are fairly ethnocentric..

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"bulgaria" Discussed on Limitless Mindset

Limitless Mindset

05:53 min | 1 year ago

"bulgaria" Discussed on Limitless Mindset

"Is that the country actually has pretty high standards for things like organic food. The bulgarian diet is. Actually it's actually pretty decent diet and so this results in a women that age a bit more gracefully certainly more gracefully than american women. So that's that's a major plus. And i ended up sleeping with two women here and i'm not sure. If that's like enough experience for me to rate the promiscuousness sorta general sledding of the both gerski but a based upon my experience and based on the experience of other guys that i've talked with they are probably a bit easier than russian or ukrainian. Women are but they definitely are going to require more investment than than western women. With the quintessential western women shall often hook up with. You like two hours after meeting you if you if you Provide her with the right combination of a charm. Cockiness and vodka. Right and bulgarian women are in general. Were make were generalizing okay. There's there's exceptions to everything. But in general they're going to be more conservative than that but maybe not quite as conservative as like a a farmer's daughter that you find in a little town in moldova right there this is a yeah i find bulgaria to be like a nice balance that's that's part of the reason why i ended up staying with the woman that big with a girl that became my wife and why i picked this as a place to live is i find it to be that balance in between the progressive west and in between a little bit more of a traditional kind of world which is something that is appealing to me for a lot of reasons next. Let's discuss the nightlife in nightclubs in eastern europe. What you see repeatedly is a table with a bunch of older guys who with a bunch of old guys. Maybe they're in their like their forties. Maybe and they looked like they perhaps served together in a war and have been drinking hard since and with those guys..

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"bulgaria" Discussed on Limitless Mindset

Limitless Mindset

04:54 min | 1 year ago

"bulgaria" Discussed on Limitless Mindset

"Costa but as a nomadic seducer in sofia bulgaria i got laid bore got paid more established better friendships and left with more good memories and lessons learned then other cities wear. I've spent similar amounts of time and in this video. I'm going to break down. Why but first of all. I'm jonathan roseland with limitless mindset author of don't stick your dick in a blender how to meet a nice girl instead from a tantric husband with a better sex life than you you so. This video is a update to this article. That i wrote years and years and years ago seducing sofia bulgaria and it turned out to be one of my most popular articles. Go figure there's a lot of interest in seduction in this great city. So i'm going to go through the article here there. Some updates to it. There's some things that have changed for the skirt-chasers of sophea and there's some things have changed for me notably as i seduced. Sofia sofia seduced me. I got and have remained married to a a beautiful witty classy intelligent joyful to be around bulgarian girl pretty much every day you can find us. Strolling the center of town walking her little ferocious pomeranian. If you see us you can come up and say hi. I don't mind at all. Just a yeah. Just look for hey guy with a pretty bulgarian girl and a little pomeranian fluffy little dog somewhere around the center of the city. And that'll be us. We wouldn't mind chit chatting with you for just a minute and couple things. I want to run past you first before we get into. This article adds an eat. Your digital no mad pickup artist guy. I encountered dozens if not hundreds of men that traveled to exotic places and then they failed to get girlfriends. They failed to get dates. They failed to get laid. This kind of pathetic really most of those guys out there travel in trying to chase the skirts. They're kinda pathetic and they're not getting. They're not getting what they what they want. they're not getting what. They've traveled such a long way to try to get. And so. that's why if you wanna do things a little bit more intelligently. I wrote a book for you. It's called don't stick your dick in a blender and in that book it's a long book and there's at least one chapter that you really should read and that is a deep dive chapter breaking down. Just what all of these guys are doing wrong. Who travel all the way to other countries. And then don't kick girlfriends don't date don't even get laid. I do a deep dive chapter explaining what they are doing wrong on their international skirt chasing missions. So if you if you are going to spend the time and the money to come to bulgaria or anywhere in eastern europe with the aim of seducing the local ladies you're at least going to want to read the chapter which is entitled dating and marrying exotic foreign women do that. Please save yourself A lot of time a lot of money and at least get that chapter out of the book..

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EU Agency Says to Focus on Vaccines First Not Booster Shots

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

EU Agency Says to Focus on Vaccines First Not Booster Shots

"The European union center for disease prevention and control has been urging countries to push ahead with that primary coronavirus vaccine programs the ECDC has played down the need the base to shots of the Cape vaccine preferring to focus on getting everyone that best chance the European Commission has recently announced that on average seventy percent of adults for fifty Bucks unaided across the twenty seven nation bloc but's not all vaccination rates are equal with from countries like Bulgaria and Romania and lacking behind I'm Karen Thomas

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Singer Pink Backs Beach Handball Team on 'Sexist' Clothing

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Singer Pink Backs Beach Handball Team on 'Sexist' Clothing

"Singer pink has offered to pay a fine given to the Norwegian female beach handball team for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms and competition I marquees are littered with the latest he says she's very proud of the women of the Norwegian handball team for wearing shorts like the men do at the European beach handball championships in Bulgaria last week the team was fined about seventeen hundred dollars for violating the rules on clothing the European handball federation says it will donate the fine paid by the Norwegian handball federation to a women's sports foundation meanwhile the international Olympic committee has issued new guidelines to broadcasters for the games in Tokyo urging them to focus less on looks body parts and wardrobes slips and more on athletics

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World Leaders Can't Agree on How to Handle Today's Russia

The Economist: The Intelligence

01:57 min | 1 year ago

World Leaders Can't Agree on How to Handle Today's Russia

"Thirty two countries more than five thousand troops land sea and air yesterday. The annual joint military exercises in the black sea known as seabreeze began. This year's are the broadest yet. it's been going. Since nineteen ninety-seven coordinating american forces with those of regional. Nato allies bulgaria romania and turkey in see also bordered by russia and ukraine. The exercises come a busy time both militarily and diplomatically tensions have escalated between russia and the united kingdom on the seas off the coast of crimea. Line if you don't look i'll give me hora. We kiss up six zero. We will continue to in last week. Russian and british forces crossed paths in the sea and the details are disputed. The encounter clearly rattled nerves yesterday. Russia's president vladimir putin met virtually with his chinese counterpart xi jinping just twelve days. After mr putin met with president joe biden. Germany and france have also expressed interest in an e. u. summit with mr putin and uncertain rebalancing appears to be going on here strategic split between keeping dialogue with mr putin open and keeping him at arm's length. I think we've lived for a long time. In the era where western politicians has in a way been on a different wavelength when it comes to hard power or cauda. Ostrovsky is economists russia editor. Last week we had a british warship. Hms defender challenge russia's claim to the voices off the crimean peninsula crimea of course being the ukrainian territory that russia invaded an extant continues to occupy since two thousand fourteen

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The June War Led to the Suez Canal’s Worst Stuck-Ship Fiasco

Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

02:22 min | 1 year ago

The June War Led to the Suez Canal’s Worst Stuck-Ship Fiasco

"On june fifth of nineteen sixty seven israel went to war against egypt and syria in what came to be known as the june war however due to the surprising length of the fights it also went by another name the six day war. The conflict was over by june tenth with egypt retreating west however as they crossed the canal egyptian forces blocked it on both sides to keep the israelis from using it. What they didn't realize was that their actions had inadvertently stranded convoy fifteen ships travelling through the canal at the same time. Every vessel dropped anchor as egypt's sunk various other boats and even destroyed a bridge to prevent israeli access. They also deployed underwater minds for good measure. The ships having originally come from places like britain. America sweden germany and bulgaria among others were stuck crews use. Their radios to reach family loved ones to alert them of what had happened. But were forced to cease communications at the request of the egyptians. Times got tough after that first month which initially seemed like a vacation as the days and weeks moron however crew men grew lonely and isolated boredom eroded their mental health the weeks turned into months and countries negotiated crew swaps for their respective ships though. They were moving. The vessel still require maintenance in order to stay afloat so one crew would stay on for three or four months until another crew could be brought in to relieve them. The men with nowhere to go and very little to keep themselves occupied eventually got to know each other in a way. Each vessel became like a house in a small community. And that's how all the crew members treated their situation. Every ship served a different purpose. The largest one with its enormous deck became a soccer field. The men watching movies on the bulgarian freighter and printed stamps on the polish ship which the egyptian authorities were kind enough to honor legal. Postage many of the crew race lifeboats in the canal and attended church services on board the west german ship. And if they want to unwind. They took a dip in the pool on the swedish vessel. Supplies were delivered regularly. During the brutally hot summer months one could look out at the ships and see hundreds of beer bottles floating alongside their hulls after a year without movement. The convoy even created its own version of the olympics with the various crews representing eight countries. Across fourteen sports

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EU Discusses Russia Strategy as Tensions Grow in Ukraine

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:44 min | 1 year ago

EU Discusses Russia Strategy as Tensions Grow in Ukraine

"European union's leading diplomats will hold a meeting today to discuss russia's alleged involvement in a deadly explosion in the czech republic in two thousand fourteen projects spelled eighteen russians over the weekend in response to what it called unequivocal evidence from check spies charts other security agencies moscow for its part has now enacted a tit-for-tat diplomatic responsible for more on this. I'm joined by benefits here in zurich security correspondent. Good afternoon. good not so. Let's go to to prague this. This is quite a drawn out. Investigation against one must assume Give going all the way back to two thousand fourteen. They must have a pretty compelling evidence and obviously waited this long to ensure. Obviously if you're gonna take moss go on you have your facts though. One one wonders whether that matter sometimes yes indeed quite. The story must be quite substantial as well. The evidence i as well as you say. It's an from six years ago in incident. That saw an ammunition depot blow up to people dying in the process and this this explosion occurred just wendy's goods. Were supposed to be unloaded and sent to bulgaria. Nam steeler. who in turn would provide it. Ukrainian army with These munition so check. Authorities now presented evidence of two men who had requested to visit the site and where checked in into nearby town of ostrava with fake. Id's photos linked to to russian intelligence and the investigative platform. Belling cat in russia has identified the two as members of gru the russian secret service and specific unit there. It's not torius for such incidents by the way said bulgarian straight. It was just a year later poisoned in sofia but he survived.

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