17 June 2006

Stories from 17 June 2006

Turkey is Typing….

So let's talk a little football shall we? There are two Turkish blogs in English that focus on the noble game: The Round Ball in Ankara and Gulay, Galatasaray and the Dogs. Of course they are not the only ones writing about soccer and the World Cup, Erkan's Field Diary...

New Caledonia, Francophones and Cricket

  17 June 2006

Over at 5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie, Sebastien who lives in New Caledonia but is originally from continental France writes (Fr) a post that shows how little cricket resonates with most of the French-speaking world : “While the world focuses on soccer, I want to introduce you to a less...

Fed Up with Soccer Office Talk

  17 June 2006

Oliviermr2 writes (Fr): “Thank God for the weekend! I can finally take a break from all my “soccer specialist” co-workers who feel obligated to comment in detail on all of the previous day's 3 matches going: ‘he should have done this, he should have done that’ and blahblahblah… I like...

Haiti: Banking in 1946

  17 June 2006

From Haiti, Marcel Salnave of Parlons Peu posts an article written by his father, also Marcel Salnave, in 1946 on the Haitian banking system. Excerpt (Fr): “Banks have become very demanding and ask for each loan a guaranty that surpasses the amount borrowed. Banks in Haiti … have completely suppressed...

China: Blogs for the ladies and the superstars

  17 June 2006

If a Chinese-language version of something called Blogerati existed, portal website Sina.com would most likely be it. Is it a surprise that two of Sina's three top bloggers are women? At third spot is media mogul Hong Huang (洪晃), ex-wife of Farewell My Concubine director Chen Kaige and daughter of...

Truth and Consequences

The first thing that struck me as I passed by the Press Syndicate earlier this week to eavesdrop on a meeting of Egyptian bloggers was the Central Security trucks parked around the corner. The steel police barriers around the sidewalk and steps of the Syndicate were lightly manned by a...