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"Green Library" in the park of "Sveta Troitsa"
Music, books and "ice cream temptations" offered the "Green Library" in the park of "Sveta Troitsa" until 11 August, 14 pm. Poets and musicians present their works. The "Green Library" in Sveta Troitsa Park also offered a mobile library, from which all willing to receive a free one-year reader card and borrow books from the fund of the Sofia Library. Visitors could also join the "Share a Book" initiative.
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Cairo ICT 2018
The Computer Hardware, Software & Accessories, Telecom Products, Equipment & Supplies Industry trade fair." This is one of the top international events in the Middle East and North Africa covering the fields of Telecom, Information Technology, Electronics, Mobile Applications, Integrated systems, Satellite and Broadcasting, Hardware and Software, Security ( information & physical), Internet, Mobile Services and related sectors. Along the past 21 years, Cairo ICT has been hovering around the concepts of transformation, however leading to the concept through multiple ways. It is well-known that the event was a regional and perhaps a world leader in the convergence of technologies, far ahead of its peers and competitor. Besides, from convergence to disruption, the path was long and rough; many concepts at times were introduced either quite timely or, unfortunately, prematurely for a region (the Middle East and Africa) still lagging be-hind the advanced world. But here we are today, satisfied with the past, but with eyes open-wide on the future, seeking to serve the same region with concepts to help its people thrive and make up for time lost in hesitation and time lost in slow response to people’s aspirations. What was an option few years ago has become a need, turning to-day into a warning “Transform or Die!” “DRIVING TRANSFORMATION” is the slogan of the 2018 round, ICT is transforming the world through innovative ideas, concepts and platforms. However, the ICT field itself is transforming as important shifts are happening in both the telecommunication and the Information Technology fields. The major shift in new cutting-edge AI technologies has both current and future potential impact across all industry and service sectors in terms of capabilities and endless opportunities for all. But with opportunity comes the challenge, pointing out that data generated by AI is owned only by the few  companies and/or individuals - who use their data ownership for their own profit maximization. Introducing AI in heavily populated countries, such as Egypt or Nigeria will receive resistance as AI increasingly replaces humans in many professions and jobs. Introducing AI and its potential needs to be associated with a serious discussion about the future of work-force in the AI era, which is not only transforming societies but also transforming the ICT industry itself.
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An ancient tomb in downtown of Sofia was found
Late antique tomb with frescoes was found on July 26,2018 at the repair of the sidewalk on Moskovska Street. Archaeologists have already been commissioned to begin a study of the tomb, which dates back to the end of the 4th and the beginning of the 5th century, according to BTA. This was reported by the mayor Yordanka Fandakova during her visit to the archaeological excavations at Sveta Nedelya square. The mayor added that the Chief Architect had to propose how to expose the tomb in a way appropriate to the urban environment.
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New discoveries of Perperikon after nearly 20 years of archaeological research
After nearly 20 years of archaeological research, the rocky city of Perperikon continues to reveal secrets of ancient life. Archaeologist Prof. Nikolay Ovcharov gave new information about the whole architectural ensemble called "Thracian palace sanctuary - metropolitan complex". He added that he was preparing a book about Perperikon. According to him, the ceremonial throne room, almost 30 meters long, is located in the center. In the palace there is a temple devoted perhaps to the eastern deity of Mithras and another dedicated to the dead, having 12 tombs with a dungeon, but they are plundered and exist only as architecture. The archaeologist added that "father of thracology" Professor Alexander Fall defines Perperikon as one of the Thracian principal capitals, and perhaps it is the centuries-old Dionisus, where Alexander the Great came.
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Mexico´s fintech industry bolstered by 125 new companies in 12 months
Mexico´s Fintech industry is growing at its fastest pace ever, with as many as 125 new startups joining the industry in the past 12 months alone. The Mexican ecosystem is currently 2.5 times larger than Colombia (the 3rd fintech ecosystem in the region with 124 startups), over 3 times larger than Argentina and over 4 times larger than Chile, according to recent study by startup accelerator Finnovista. Lack of access to banks and an increasing number of smartphones have been the key drivers of the fintech boom in Mexico, with the newly-introduced fintech law opening the door for a wide range of fintech solutions. Among the major players in Mexican market are: smartphone banking service Albo, mobile phone credit card reader provider Clip, peer-to-peer lender Kubo Financiero and micro-lender Kueski. Mexico City is home to 61% of the country´s startups, followed by Guadalajara at 9%, Monterrey with 6%, Merida with 4% and Puebla with 2%. In the survey, 83% of companies claimed to be operating only in Mexico, while 17% confirmed operations beyond national borders.

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