Fri, May 24 2013
Kotooshu and Asako during their visit to Bulgaria in July 2009 when Purvanov conferred the Stara Planina, first class, on Kotooshu for his extraordinary contribution to the development of Bulgarian-Japanese relations.
Photo: Georgi Kozhouharov
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President Georgi Purvanov conferred the Stara Planina, first class, on Bulgarian sumo wrestler Kaloyan Mahlyanov, who competes under the name Kotooshu, for his extraordinary contribution to the development of Bulgarian-Japanese relations.
To stand any chance of winning the Emperor's Cup, Kotooshu must defeat yokozuna Asashoryu in his next match on July 25 and hope that yokozuna Hakuho stumbles.
Bulgarian sumo wrestler Kotooshu, born Kaloyan Mahlyanov, scored another win in the July Grand Sumo Tournament in Japan's Nagoya on July 23, improving his record to 11-1.
The global food import bill in 2012 could decline to $1.24 trillion, down slightly from last year’s record of $1.29 trillion.
Boevski has been under arrest in Brazil since October, when he was arrested at Sao Paulo's international airport with nine kg of cocaine in his luggage.
Whereas foreign media ownership is perceived as advantageous for media outlets and journalists, Bulgarian owners are perceived as investors with short-term vision who strive for immediate profits.
Killing spree in Norway in July 2011 and the arrests of individuals in a number of EU member states for the preparation of terrorist attacks, are proof of the continuing need for vigilance, Europol says.
In her message to mark the Day, Bulgaria's Bokova said that books are 'valuable tools' for knowledge-sharing, mutual understanding and openness to others and to the world.