If you are one of the few that haven’t heard yet, Mark Waterhouse, owner of the fine dining restaurant Casa Adria, is the new Executive Chef in charge of the Dining Services at AUBG. It seems to us, the Daily staff, that the guy will be around for some time. He has already established some presence by making a group on Facebook (link at the bottom of the article) where he actively communicates with the student body and carefully notes all comments and feedback. The following interview sheds some light on the upcoming changes under his “rule”.
Tell us more about what you did before coming to Bulgaria and what made you come here? Why Blagoevgrad?
I have lived outside the UK for 22 years and before coming to Blagoevgrad spent 20 years in Portugal, working for 4/5 star hotel groups in the marketing departments. My background is in hotels and catering and I have a diploma in hotel and catering management. Continue reading…Read more...
AUBG will offer a new Master of Science in Software Engineering from the beginning of next semester, Fall 2012, hosted in the Elieff Center in Sofia. The duration of the new program will be 4 semesters (16 months) with its first class graduating in May 2014. The last fourth semester will be reserved for a Master Thesis only.
The admission process is already in place and more information about the application requirements can be found on the University’s website. The tuition fee for the new program is 10,000 Euro for the first year and the Faculty consists of the well-known professors from the Bachelor of Arts major in Computer Science plus some new faces, such as Boyan Bontchev, Sylvia Ilieva and Roumen Nikolov (Associate Professors, Sofia University), Avram Eskenazi (Bulgarian Academy of Science) and Miroslav Iliev (CEO, Rila Solutions).
The new program will be officially announced on June 27 at the Elieff Center by Prof. John Galletly and Board of Trustees member and Co-founder of Neveq, Pavel Ezekiev. The event starts at 18:30.
For more information on the Master of Science in Software Engineering visit its page on AUBG Sofia’s website.
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Dimitar, son of AUBG head of security Ilko Vangelov, was arrested 3 months ago in Chicago, Illinois. He has allegedly defrauded financially more than 300 people.
Vangelov is said to be living a lush life, renting an apartment in the luxurious Trump Tower in Chicago and driving a Mercedes-Benz. His reported income, however, did not cover his expenditures and his 8 credit cards led to the bank accounts of other people.
Vangelov Jr. may have had an accomplice in the id theft scheme he carried out. He is currently held on $25,000 bond that he has to pay with legal income.
Sources: CBS Chicago, e-79.com
Two suspects were arrested yesterday over the murder of AUBG alumnus Yordan Dinov, confirmed Nikolay Kokinov, Sofia public prosecutor. He did not reveal any other information.
The arrests were done yesterday, June 6, by special squad “Cobra” in an establishment in the Sofia neighborhood of Dianabad.
Yordan (Dancho) Dinov, 39, AUBG alumnus of the class 1995 and the Bulgarian representative of the Austrian online betting service “Sky Sport 365”, was shot in central Sofia on April 4.
Dinov served as the manager of “Sky Sport 365- Bulgaria” and had opened around 100 different clubs across the country through franchising. He was pointed as one of the strongest competitors of “Euro-Football”, the first and only private bookmaker house in Bulgaria, which after his death rose as one of the two speculations, regarding the cause of the murder.
Source: www.news.bg; Bulgarian National Radio BNR