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1 March 2007

Stories from 1 March 2007

Senegal: Candidate's Vote for Himself Not Counted

  1 March 2007

Blog Politique du Sénégal quotes candidate Moudou Dia's declaration that at the voting center where he, his wife and two friends voted for him, he officially received no votes. The blog humorously adds (Fr): “To take 3 to 4 votes from a man who barely got .13% of the vote...

Morocco: International Magic Festival

EspaceMaroc announces (Fr) the 4th International Magic Festival to take place in Marrakech mid-March and adds :”Having become one of the most marking events of the city, the festival seeks to promote magician arts by offering a popular attraction, democratizing magic shows by offering them to the public… [and] by...

Guadeloupe: FIrst Cinema and A/V Technology Conference

  1 March 2007 writes (Fr): “The Sytek Gwadloup Company, in partnership with the Guadeloupean Region and ANPE Art, Culture et Spectacles are initiating the First Cinema and A/V Technology conference on March 1st and 2nd, 2007.” The conference seeks to present the latest A/V technologies to A/V professionals and to provide them...

Russia: On Xenophobia, Again

Here's the translation of one of today's top-rated posts at the Yandex Blogs portal, written by LJ user nl, one of the most popular Russian bloggers: The degree of xenophobia in our wonderful land tends to remain underestimated right until you collide with its fruit and feel the shame for...

Vietnam: Traffic Jam Coming Soon

  1 March 2007

Jotman writes about one of the conditions that Vietnam has to fulfill in order to enter WTO – slash taxes on automobile purchases. “That's a pretty stark example of how a trade agreement can undermine the the quality of life in an urban center, and comprimise the ability of a...

Cuba: Let's meet in Cuba?

  1 March 2007

Luis M. Garcia reports briefly on a survey conducted by a meetings and conventions industry newsletter to determine whether event planners would consider Cuba a potential meeting destination if the US lifted the current travel ban.

Trinidad & Tobago: Globalisation – what me, worry?

  1 March 2007

The hoops he's being made to jump through by the two large multinational banks where he's trying to open accounts, reminds Trinidadian blogger Seldo (who recently relocated to San Francisco from London) why he doesn't worry too much about globalisation: “Humanity is a lot more resistant to homogenization than we...

Jordan: Canadian Film Festival A Treat

Jordanian blogger The Black Iris was in for a treat during the Canadian Film Festival, held in Jordan. “It’s been a pretty enjoyable experience getting to watch a handful of Canadian films at the Balad Theater these past few days. I hope they’ll get to host another one come next...

Jordan: East Meets West in Commercial

Zeid Nassar posts a video link for a commercial featuring Egyptian heart-throb Amr Diab as well as American divas Beyonce and J Lo. “I’m not sure if this is a fancy special effects/post-production job or if Amr Diab was actually on a set with Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce for this...

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