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European group protests Olympic schedule


Eurovision News Review:

* BULGARIA TO SELECT EUROVISION CONTEST SONG
* The song contest’s losers
* Microsoft blog salutes glorious Vista
* European group protests Olympic schedule
* In pictures: MTV Europe music awards
* Nigerian pastor finds new flock in Ukraine
* Dancers set to leave city reeling

BULGARIA TO SELECT EUROVISION CONTEST SONGSofia Echo
Competition for the selection of the Bulgarian representative has already been launched. All performers willing to take part should present a song by January 12 2007, avtora. Judges would select the best 18 entries by January 15 2007.

The song contest’s losersTelegraph.co.uk
Not only do we mock the contest itself, but we lampoon other European countries for taking it so seriously, and they all retaliate by voting for each other every year and ignoring our (sometimes) palpably superior songs. Accordingly, we have become the Millwall FC of Eurovision: we are hated, we know we are hated, and we pretend we are happy to be hated. It’s actually quite a sad state of affairs… Not only do we mock the contest itself, but we lampoon other European countries for taking it so seriously, and they all retaliate by voting for each other every year and ignoring our (sometimes) palpably superior songs. Accordingly, we have become the Millwall FC of Eurovision: we are hated, we know we are hated, and we pretend we are happy to be hated. It’s actually quite a sad state of affairs. Moore is a humorous travel writer: one of the best, as unusually for the breed he is more interested in the places he visits and the people he sees than his own reactions to them.

Microsoft blog salutes glorious VistaInquirer
Since Jim Allchin posted his introduction to the new-look siteon Wednesday, 17 comments have been posted and so far the feedbackhas slavishly followed the great-job-you-guys exchanges familiar toviewers of the Eurovision song contest or handovers between newscolleagues on US TV. OK, so anonymous comments are disabled but this is still asuspiciously positive set of comments. Some of the highlights sofar:"awesome … fantastic job""a pretty killer design and really great to see another team atMicrosoft opening their own channel of communication with thecommunity""pretty nice … I like it""very nice, good work""Like the IEBlog I’ve started to read, from the InternetExplorer team, I’ve really liked the direction that companies aretaking by opening up their engineers and development teams to thepublic eye. ""cool!""great job on the new blog!""Vista will rocks [sic] around the world""All Japanese waiting for Vista at Tokyo!! [sic]""I thought it was interesting that Jim’s family are all runningVista, even the seven year old. Extreme dogfooding!"Hang on though, there’s some Jeremy Paxman-style awkward-squadcharacter here: "The new design is really slammin.

European group protests Olympic scheduleUSA Today
The EBU said it told the IOC the decision meant “viewers in Europe as well as the vast majority of the global TV audience will be disadvantaged. ”
The EBU describes itself as the largest professional association of national broadcasters in the world, with 74 active members in 54 countries of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, and 44 associate members in 25 other countries. It negotiates broadcasting rights for major sports events on behalf of its members and operates the Eurovision and Euroradio networks. Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This

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In pictures: MTV Europe music awardsBBC News
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Nigerian pastor finds new flock in UkraineBBC News
Speaking in accented Russian he tells the youthful congregation they should abstain not just from sex but also kissing before marriage. Then looking close to tears, with his hands in the air, he says a prayer. Today he is preaching to more than 10,000 people at the same place in Kiev that was used to host the Eurovision Song Contest last year. The Embassy of God hires this venue once a month. Normally services are held at a dilapidated hall in an industrial part of the capital and at other churches throughout the country. Uncertain response

Pastor Sunday says he has faced a lot of hostility in Ukraine. “Can you imagine a black man coming from Africa, in this society; here you are lucky if you are white because if you are black you will feel the difference,” claims Mr Adelaja.

Dancers set to leave city reelingBBC News
This was transformed into a full-length stage show which toured the world and made a star of Michael Flatley, who later starred as the self-styled Lord of the Dance. The announcement of the return to Belfast of the world contest for a fourth time was made at the launch of the Ulster championships, which are held at the Waterfront Hall between 9 and 12 November. More than 1,000 dancers will be representing 10 counties, as Louth also competes under the Ulster banner. Competitors dance two rounds with the best recalled – X Factor-style – for a solo dance to their own choreographed steps.

One Response to “European group protests Olympic schedule”

  1. Beckie Heebsh Says:

    At this time it sounds like Movable Type is the best blogging platform available right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

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