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European press review


Eurovision News Review:

* Eurovision set to rock Latvia
* Eurovision row over Tatu
* Kids audition for children’s Eurovision
* European press review
* Latvia’s Eurovision stage – a gate to the fantasy world
* Latvian media about Eurovision Song Contest
* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
* Eurovision Link with Ta’ Qali
* Hecticsm in the Eurovision Week
* Why juries could soon be forced to retire
* Riga…Latvia Day 2
* A winner can use a Jaguar for a day
* Lynn Chircop’s Remixers Launch New Website
* Making a mess: Alf’s egg experiment
* Pick of the day
* Showbiz bytes 21/05/03 – theage.com.au
* The sounds of torture
* Showbiz bytes 22/05/03 – theage.com.au
* RADIO FREE EUROPE/ RADIO LIBERTY

Eurovision set to rock LatviaCNN International
Thank you once again Marija. “The mood in Latvia is wonderful,” said the Latvian Eurovision organizer, Ingrida Smite. For the winner, Eurovision offers the chance to follow in the footsteps of previous acts that have gone on to international fame, including Sweden’s Abba and Canada’s Celine Dion. Latvia is hosting a record number 26 entries for the event, expected to cost ?8 million (11 million euros) to stage. The Latvian government has allocated ?3. 5 million (5 million euros) for the competition, with a further ?5 million (7 million euros) coming from sponsors and organizers… Thank you once again Marija. “The mood in Latvia is wonderful,” said the Latvian Eurovision organizer, Ingrida Smite. For the winner, Eurovision offers the chance to follow in the footsteps of previous acts that have gone on to international fame, including Sweden’s Abba and Canada’s Celine Dion. Latvia is hosting a record number 26 entries for the event, expected to cost ?8 million (11 million euros) to stage. The Latvian government has allocated ?3. 5 million (5 million euros) for the competition, with a further ?5 million (7 million euros) coming from sponsors and organizers. Riga City Council is reported to have pledged ?800,000 (1.

Eurovision row over TatuBBC News
The teenage duo, who have caused controversy with their lesbian imagery, wanted to end their rehearsals in Riga, Latvia, after conflicting reports one of the duo had a sore throat. But the show’s organisers said the pair – Julia Volkova and Lena Katina – would have to continue, or they would be barred from taking part in Saturday’s competition. One of their backing singers was drafted in to help complete the rehearsals, reports said. Tatu’s managers had complained about some aspects of the production, and wanted to stop the pair’s rehearsal, but relented when told they would be disqualified if they stopped… The group were said to have been booed by journalists when they appeared at a press conference on Tuesday. They complained about the production’s poor lighting and stage. Eurovision said they planned to show a video of the pair performing their song if their stage performance became too explicit, they said. Tatu had to pull out of recent shows in the UK because of problems with Volkova’s voice. The promoters of the shows, which were to have taken place in London and Manchester, plan to sue the pop group’s management over the cancelled dates.

Kids audition for children’s Eurovisionrte.ie – RTE.ie
The junior contest will be held in Copenhagen on 15 November and will be broadcast to 270 million viewers. The organisers held a draw to decide what countries could take part in the two-hour show, but Ireland was not one of the countries selected. Advertisement Ireland will be represented in the ‘adult’ Eurovision song contest by Mickey Harte this Saturday 24 May.

European press reviewBBC News
In Germany there is a lukewarm response to new guidelines on defence policy. Meanwhile the Russian press mulls the latest amnesty for Chechen rebels. And is Eurovision getting its knickers in a twist over pop’s favourite “lesbian” duo?
Reconciliation

France’s Le Monde turns its attention to today’s vote at the UN Security Council on the American resolution to lift sanctions against Iraq. The paper believes the success of next month’s G8 summit, in the French spa town of Evian, will be “largely determined” by the Iraq issue. “Having spearheaded the opposition to the war against Iraq, France is seeking to rebuild its damaged relations with the United States,” the paper says, adding that Washington regards the adoption of its resolution as “a test”. A French vote in favour of the resolution clears the tables for the G8 summit, the paper asserts.

Latvia’s Eurovision stage – a gate to the fantasy worlddi-ve.com
The stage, titled “A Magical Gate to the Fantasy World” is the idea of Latvian stage designer Aigars Ozolins, developed in cooperation with a working group of the Swedish television company. The breathtaking stage will please the eyes of viewers not only with its artistic solutions, but also its technical aspects. The Eurovision press service reports that the stage is 35 meters wide and covers 1,200 square meters. The stage inclusive of the decorations is 12 meters high
and over 2,000 square meters of silver cloth has been used for decorations. The metallic constructions for the cosmic stage props
weigh 10 tons with a team of 150 people from 10 countries having worked on the project. A surprise for viewers will be the glass floor of the stage, which will work as a 6 by 9 meter screen during the show with lights and video-effects projected from underneath. The lighting for the Eurovision 2003 stage includes 350 moving lights, 24 computerized chain lifts, 400 laser-light beams, 1 kilometers of steel cables, 45,00 meters of wiring, 90 square meters of led screens and 10 computer systems… The metallic constructions for the cosmic stage props
weigh 10 tons with a team of 150 people from 10 countries having worked on the project. A surprise for viewers will be the glass floor of the stage, which will work as a 6 by 9 meter screen during the show with lights and video-effects projected from underneath. The lighting for the Eurovision 2003 stage includes 350 moving lights, 24 computerized chain lifts, 400 laser-light beams, 1 kilometers of steel cables, 45,00 meters of wiring, 90 square meters of led screens and 10 computer systems. The Eurovision song contest finals will take place at
the Skonto Hall in Riga on Saturday, May 24.

Latvian media about Eurovision Song Contestesctoday.com
The Latvian media is doing its best to reflect the events. The two biggest Latvian daily newspapers Diena and Neatkariga rita avize write about the arrival, the rehearsal and the press conference of the Russian entrants. As well the newspapers point out the work of Latvia State Police. Extra police forces have been involved to provide the security during the so called Euroweek.

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…esctoday.com
everybody knows them in the press centre of the Eurovision Song Contest 2003. Most voluntary students are here to assist the press, others are present to guide the 26 delegations of the participating countries… everybody knows them in the press centre of the Eurovision Song Contest 2003. Most voluntary students are here to assist the press, others are present to guide the 26 delegations of the participating countries. The girls and boys in green are walking around the press centre all the time to assist the press with special requests, to solve minor problems, to answer everybody’s questions and much more. Ingars Andzevs, one of the boys in green, told us how he came here: “Latvian television started a kind of competition amongst students. Only those who were able to speak English during a short interview got through the selection.

Eurovision Link with Ta’ Qalidi-ve.com
This means that the crowd present will be seen on International television. The link is scheduled immediately after the Maltese performance. Lynn Chircop is the fifth singer. The Venue is prepared with big screens for the viewing of the festival.

Hecticsm in the Eurovision Weekesctoday.com
The piece of text which you have probably just read is dedicated to the cameraman who managed not to fall down entirely when I accidentally pushed him, and to the ones who had to repair that wall particle. And of course I have to offer my apologizes to the guys in green. Sorry, you just didn’t fit in the sentences earlier.

Why juries could soon be forced to retireTelegraph.co.uk
Joshua Rozenberg reports If we carry on tinkering with the criminal justice system, the Eurovision song contest will be the only place you’ll see a jury by the end of the decade, said the Labour MP Vera Baird this week. Hyperbole this may have been, but it was a lot closer to reality than David Blunkett’s bland assurance that jury trial would be abolished in “somewhat fewer than 100 cases a year”. That was because the Home Secretary was referring only to plans to scrap juries in complex or lengthy commercial cases and where there was a danger of jury tampering. Mrs Baird, a QC, was referring to an entirely separate clause that would let defendants insist on trial by judge alone.

Riga…Latvia Day 2di-ve.com
Great things are happening for Lynn around Europe and the hard work, that went in by Lynn and the organising committee, is starting to bear fruit. Last night saw a local newspaper publish a full colour picture of Lynn during her first rehearsal on Monday, on FRONT PAGE. A press release issued late on Day 2 was titled T. SET FOR UK SNUB AT EUROVISION.

A winner can use a Jaguar for a dayesctoday.com
ee, BNS News. A company called Auto grupa TBF will provide a vehicle. A car is very comfortable and equipped with the latest technology. For example it has the latest technology called JaguarVoice, which audiosystem is controlable by the human voice. There’s also navigation systems and phone inside the car… For example it has the latest technology called JaguarVoice, which audiosystem is controlable by the human voice. There’s also navigation systems and phone inside the car. View the photos of the Eurovision car! Related polls.

Lynn Chircop’s Remixers Launch New Websitedi-ve.com
it’s none other than the Maltese Production duo Semitic Groove Foundation. Edwin Balzan and Frank Cachia, who are best known for their other electronic project Duo Blank have now also launched the website noisealliance… it’s none other than the Maltese Production duo Semitic Groove Foundation. Edwin Balzan and Frank Cachia, who are best known for their other electronic project Duo Blank have now also launched the website noisealliance. com

This website was initially intended to house their own record label, but now also aims to project internationally the electronic music culture emanating from Malta. This also due to the fact that the duo have so far enjoyed various international record releases and collaborations. Besides hosting the projects Duo Blank and Semitic Groove Foundation, Noise Alliance hosts also one of Malta’s finest Tech-Funk DJs JD Frank.

Making a mess: Alf’s egg experimentesctoday.com
Just two remained unharmed. Nobody knows if this is indeed because of power of Alf’s message or that he just did not step on them. Open the image gallery Related polls.

Pick of the dayGuardian Unlimited
Other climbers tell Malyon of memory problems, hallucinations and extremes of elation and depression. And they’re the ones who didn’t fall off a mountain. Just one day to go till the Eurovision Song Contest (8pm Saturday, BBC2). Suddenly the idea of getting
away from it all seems extremely attractive.

Showbiz bytes 21/05/03 – theage.com.auThe Age
It had become increasingly clear over the past few months that we were growing further and further apart. “We still love each other dearly and it is with deep regret that we have reached the decision to separate, but we share a large group of very close friends and will continue to see each other socially. ” Russian pop duo Tatu were threatened with the boot from Eurovision today after they tried to quit rehearsals for the show. The girls abandoned their on-stage practice when red-haired singer Julia Volkova complained of a sore throat. But producers of the program said the pair – who claim to be lesbians – would be disqualified unless they continued. Volkova and bandmate Lena Katina reluctantly carried on with preparations for the contest which is being held in Riga, Latvia. The girls – whose raunchy performances have upset many – are favourites to win the contest which takes place on Saturday.

The sounds of tortureGuardian Unlimited
getElementById( ‘frameId458702’ ). London · Brian Mendes is wrong (Letters, May 21). Scientists have not found that humans have 99. 4% of chimpanzee genes. Rather, chimps have 99.

Showbiz bytes 22/05/03 – theage.com.auThe Age
The screening of the digitally remastered Giant was part of a fundraiser for Taylor’s Aids charity amsAR. She recently announced she was retiring from the acting business to concentrate on the charity. Sir Paul McCartney today sent a good luck message to Britain’s Eurovision Song Contest entry and said he would be “rooting” for them. Pop duo Jemini are carrying the UK’s hopes for victory on Saturday with a song written by Martin Isherwood, head of music at Macca’s “fame school”. And students from the college – the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts – will provide backing vocals on the night. Liverpool pair Jemini will compete in the contest on Saturday night in Riga, Latvia. And students Emma Nowell, Nicola Bell and Lyndsey Powelling will sing with them as they perform the track Cry Baby.

RADIO FREE EUROPE/ RADIO LIBERTYRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
The decision to deny permission for a march still stands. Prime Minister Einars Repse spoke against the rally in an interview with Latvian State Radio on 22 May, but said it is a “swan song” for hostile elements in Latvia because “EU and NATO membership is coming soon. ” He also said the organizers of the rally seek to take advantage of the country's hosting this week of the Eurovision contest, as “such large international events, which can be used as a destructive platform, are not foreseen in the future. ” SG
LITHUANIAN PRESIDENT EXPECTS BETTER RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA
Rolandas Paksas wrote in a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin on 22 May that he expects more mature cooperation to develop between their countries once Lithuania's active participation in EU-Russia dialogue and the NATO-Russia Council bears fruit by helping to overcome old stereotypes, ELTA reported. Paksas, who will attend the EU-Russia summit in St. Petersburg on 30 May during the city's 300th anniversary celebrations, invited Putin to attend the 750th anniversary in Vilnius on 6 July of the coronation of King Mindaugas.

One Response to “European press review”

  1. Jeanette Says:

    That addresses several of my coecrnns actually.

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