1 September 2006

Stories from 1 September 2006

Turkmenistan: Desert League

  1 September 2006

Joanne Schirm reports on a historic moment in sports in Turkmenistan — the first baseball game played between teams from different provinces. The Dashoghuz Devils emerged victorious over the Mary Sharks.

Armenia: Nessuna

  1 September 2006

Onnik Krikorian notes the disappearance of another Armenian blog written by Nessuna, who often shone a light on issues not covered by other bloggers.

Russia: Beslan Anniversary; Day of Knowledge

  1 September 2006

For LJ user yume_yami, a 14-year-old high school student from St. Petersburg, September 1 is, above all, the first day of classes; she posts a picture of herself at today's Day of Knowledge ceremony at her school and writes (RUS): Tada-datam) It's happened) I did survive it. Everything went as...

Bermuda: Bermuda Maps

  1 September 2006

Bermuda has released Bermuda Maps, its “own version of Google maps.” The Limey has a few criticisms, but in general he's pretty pleased with it.

Thailand: Reaction to Bombing

  1 September 2006

Bangkok Pundit reviews media reports on the bombing in Southern Thailand. The bombs were left at banks and ATMS and set off by timer.

Bahamas: The milk stand

  1 September 2006

A slice of Bahamian history is encapsulated in a milk stand in Nassau that was recently bulldozed to create a traffic lane. Nicolette Bethel tells the story.

Barbados: Eat local

  1 September 2006

Linda Thompkins encourages visitors to Barbados — “the only place in the world where MacDonald's failed” — to eat local. [Editor's note: McDonald's also eventually pulled out of Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica, though they operated considerably longer in those countries than in Barbados, where they apparently lasted only six...

Barbados: Financial test case

  1 September 2006

Barbados is the venue for a court case testing a new law permitting minority shareholders in a corporation the power to have a court review of the company's activities, reports Barbados Free Press.

Guadeloupe: Demanding a Fiscal Revolution

  1 September 2006

Convention pour une Guadeloupe Nouvelle, the blog of a political organization by the same name, deplores (Fr) that a recent law mandating that duty-free zones be created in Guadeloupe has not been implemented. The blog adds: “Guadeloupe needs an in-depth fiscal reform in order to ensure its economic growth, create...

Russia: Casualties and Cruelty in Chechnya

  1 September 2006

Sean's Russia Blog writes about the Russian army's “lack of transparency in casualty figures” and quotes from a New York Times piece on the “allegations of state-sponsored” cruelty in Chechnya: “It seems that Kadyrov’s Chechnya is turning out to be no different than the late Shamil Basaev’s would have been.”

Belarus: News Roundup

  1 September 2006

Most recent topics covered by TOL's Belarus Blog include: short-wave radio and “independent information” in Belarus; a proposed linguistic “upgrade” and other threats to the Belarusian language; scandals surrounding scholarship programs for persecuted students; Russian criticism of the Belarusian election law.

Indonesian Blogger Confronts US Media View on Indonesian Muslims

  1 September 2006

Here is a stark example on how people from different cultures see the same thing differently. And how bias and pre-occupied notion on certain issue and on certain people or community can lead you to see thing only from the negative side of the picture. Rasyad A. Parinduri at Sarapan...

China: Lists

  1 September 2006

Blogger's block, we all get it sometimes. Ruthless readers, our editors, don't have time for excuses. So what's a blogger to do? Lists! Here are few from the last few days of the Chinese blogsphere, ordered with a certain amount of thematic continuity:

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