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* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
* Shame on you Europe!
* ekathimerini.com | Euro indifference
* BBC NEWS | England | South Yorkshire | News in brief
* Just ignore the wrapping, this was a Champion performance
* Galway Advertiser | galwayadvertiser.ie | galwayadvertiser.com
* After McCarthy – the musical, we could all change our tune
* Booming start to tourism season Donald Trump can keep Turkish…
* TV talent show success helps drive RTE €2m profit

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…esctoday.com
In Norway, 15-year-old @lek won Melodi Grand Prix Junior 2004 with his song En stjerne skal jeg bli, which translates literally as ‘I’m going to be a star’. @lek, in real life Aleksander Moberg, will represent Norway with his song En stjerne skal jeg bli at the second Junior Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Zagreb, Croatia. In a final with 10 participants selected out of 452 submitted songs, the 15-year-old boy from Drammen first succeded in qualifying for the super final and then won over the three left competitors.

Shame on you Europe!esctoday.com
Bjarni tells Europe, ‘Shame on You’, as some of the efforts lack any fire, desire or sense of taste for that matter. He asks the questions, should we bring back the jury? Should prebescent boys be banned? And why did Deen ever grace the stage that is Eurovision? The Eurovision Song Contest 2004, hosted by Turkey with a worldwide audience of over 100 million viewers! The atmosphere is tense as 36 nations from all across Europe, battle it out. Stress, emotions, tears? Well, it all leads to a bunch of mistakes and in this article I?m going to point out some of them to you?. This year they were Meltem Cumbul and Korhan Abay. In a general sense they did a good job, they?re English was acceptable, they didn?t make any cheesy jokes and weren?t of much bother to the viewing audience to be honest.

ekathimerini.com | Euro indifferenceKathimerini
The idea of a united Europe has fallen short of giving birth to a shared cultural product. This was to be expected as a technocratic, managerial body could not substitute for the vitality of individuals and nations. Europe’s greatest assets are diversity and pluralism (needless to say, the mostly Anglophone Eurovision song contest could hardly be regarded as a sample of the various ethnic cultures). The existence of a common European heritage is a given. It can be found in the ancient classical Greek civilization, the tradition of the Roman Empire and in Christianity (whose fundamental role in shaping European civilization is not mentioned in Europe’s nascent constitution). But the most interesting aspect is the national manifestations of these basic ideological and cultural traits. Aside from its economic dimension, the European Union is the only vehicle which could preserve and develop the ethnic particularities of its constituent parts.

BBC NEWS | England | South Yorkshire | News in briefBBC News
Revived Bucks Fizz head for Sheffield

Pop group Bucks Fizz are reuniting to perform for the first time in 15 years for a 1980s revival tour which will include Sheffield Arena. Cheryl Baker, Bobby Gee, Mike Nolan and Shelley Preston – who replaced original member Jay Aston – will come together for the Here and Now tour in December. The band hit success after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with Making Your Mind Up. Other acts confirmed for the UK gigs include Belinda Carlisle, Midge Ure and Nik Kershaw. Traffic calming measures discussed

Residents in Denaby are being consulted about traffic-calming measures for their area. Council officers are to discuss with them proposals for a 20 mph zone. The zone would cover all residential streets within an area bounded by Doncaster Road, Hill Top Road and Station Road.

Just ignore the wrapping, this was a Champion performanceSunday Times – The Sunday Times
More surprising was that she chose to wear a brown-and-white outfit, clearly favouring the Latvians. The ITV pre-match guide to the Baltic state was pretty condescending, featuring heavily the fact that Latvia won the Eurovision Song Contest two years ago and that those Latvians who have played in England are hardly the stuff of legend — Marian Pahars being more famous for his injuries than his goals and Aleksandrs Kolinko being known for being clouted by Trevor Francis at Crystal Palace rather than for saves. Clive Tyldesley, fresh from witnessing two stoppage-time goals in England’s match against France, was careful not to paint the game as a foregone conclusion. “It’s the FA Cup tie of Euro 2004 and, in the season of Monaco and Millwall, anything is possible. ” But really, Clive, we watch these big championships to escape from teams such as Millwall. We do not want to be reminded of cup-ties on muddy fields in the winter.

Galway Advertiser | galwayadvertiser.ie | galwayadvertiser.comGalway Advertiser
A woman who has won the hearts of the nation over the past 34 years, this was the latest electoral snub — her third in four elections since 1997 and must place serious question marks over her staying in politics. When the Claregalway-based former MEP paraphrased another showbiz-into-politics figure and said on TV that she’ll be back, it was very difficult to see exactly where that return could be. With no General Election for three years and no local elections for five, in terms of politics, there seemed to be no opening left for the former Eurovision winner. That is however if you were forgetting about the presidential poll which may or may not happen this winter. With President Mary McAleese still undecided about her intentions, the chance to be Head of State could be just what Dana and her team are looking at. But a decision by McAleese to withdraw now and leave Fianna Fail just a few months to select a candidate is growing increasingly unlikely by the day, and if it were to arise, then Dana would not be guaranteed a clear run at being the west’s candidate for the position. The possibility of Labour’s own president Michael D Higgins getting a run at the presidency is also very likely, and so if that were the case, we could have the unprecedented position of two presidential candidates based in Galway running in a potential presidential election.

After McCarthy – the musical, we could all change our tuneIrish Independent
Bono has just the right mix of modesty and self-effacement to play Jesus Christ Superstar – though maybe it should be the other way round? Or what about David Trimble? He’s been crucified often enough. For their part, Sinn Fein will continue trying to convince us that Oh What A Lovely War! is no longer their musical of choice. We would even suggest Ireland’s Eurovision entrant, whatever his name was, for A Star Is Born – except it wouldn’t be true. And Les Miserables? Who else but the Greens, still banging on endlessly about global warming and the war in Iraq? Finally, lets’s just hope Chris de Burgh doesn’t get any ideas about rewriting Mary Poppins as well. He has some funny ideas about what the job of a children’s nanny entails.

Booming start to tourism season Donald Trump can keep Turkish…Turkish Daily News – Turkish Daily News (subscription)
ECONOMY 17 June 2004

Booming start to tourism season

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ANKARA- Turkish Daily News
The occupancy rate of hotels in Istanbul reached 80 percent at the start of the tourism season. The Touristic Hotel Owners, Managers and Investors Union Association and Istanbul Touristic Hotel Owners and Managers Union Director Timur Bayindir noted that the occupancy rate is much better than the last two years. Bayindir said that the tourism sector in Istanbul was hit by the terrorist attacks last year but thanks to the NATO summit, Organization of Islamic Conference and Eurovision song contest in Istanbul things have started to look up and its been the most active period in the last five years. Bayindir said there exists 28 five-star hotels with a 20,000 bed capacity, 45 four-star hotels with a 10,000 bed capacity and 70 three-star hotels with a 10,000 bed capacity in Istanbul. Apart from these hotels there are also 700 facilities with municipality certificates that can serve 40,000 people. Last year nearly 5-million tourists visited the Marmara Region and this year it is expected that the occupancy rate will continue to be around 80 percent. Meanwhile the coastal areas of Turkey, especially the Aegean and Mediterranean regions have started the tourism season well.

TV talent show success helps drive RTE €2m profitIrish Independent
It is a devastating blow for advocates of RTE’s public service remit who openly despise the cheap and cheerful talent show. And the critics who panned Louis Walsh, Phil Coulter, presenter Linda Martin and the cast of young hopefuls have been forced to eat their words. RTE’s annual report and accounts due to be published soon show the Donegal man’s appearance in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, and his You’re a Star triumph, each attracted a million viewers. They were RTE’s most watched television programmes but were closely followed in third place by the pre-Christmas tradition of the Late Late Toy Show presented by Pat Kenny. The Nine O’Clock News on March 9, 2003, which gave the national broadcaster its fourth largest audience, was broadcast the same night as the televised final of You’re a Star. Irish viewers were more interested in whether Mickey Joe Harte pipped Simon Casey to represent Ireland in Latvia than events in the Middle East as the world teetered on the brink of war in Iraq. Winning Streak, Fair City and the final night of the financially troubled Rose of Tralee were ahead of the spectacular Special Olympics Opening Ceremony from Croke Park.

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