My Trip to Sk & J No. 5 I am currently riding the Shinkansen back to Fukuoka after a couple of fantastic days in Kyoto. I will get to Fukuoka & Kyoto later as I still have to describe my week in Busan. Busan! The second largest city, after Seoul, in South Korea. A fantastic... Continue Reading →
Its the crack of dawn, the sun shyly creeping up over the horizon almost apologetically, and with reason! How dare dawn come so soon! The alarm buzzes away and temptation to hit snooze is at its most deadly.. Yet I tumble out of bed and stagger toward the kitchen. An espresso later, ah the aroma,... Continue Reading →
Very interesting post.
looking forward to future instalments of ‘Bronzes of Valletta’.
Bronzes of Valletta Part 1: Monument to a wartime leader
There is a relatively inconspicuous corner in Valletta’s Upper Barrakka Gardens which houses a simple but artistic monument. The monument consists of a plain white marble column on which stands a beautifully rendered bust of Sir Winston Churchill, wartime Prime Minister of Britain during the Second World War.
Churchill had a long relationship with Malta, the island he was to describe as “the unsinkable aircraft carrier” for its unwavering defence against the Axis onslaught during the siege of 1941-43. In fact he visited the island on no less than six separate occasions over a forty year period which covered both World Wars. His first visit was in 1907 as a junior minister in the British government and his last two visits took place when the Second World War was still ongoing in 1943 and 1945 respectively. In his…
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Maltese hunters arrested in Argentina The Spring Hunting Referendum is done and dusted and we all know how close the result was, yet unfortunately it went the hunter's way. This post is not going to analyse that result nor is it a comment on the referendum itself. However it is a comment on the reaction... Continue Reading →
Money talking here and it will be those who have it that would enjoy a continuation of internet experience as we know it now should these laws be adopted.
Is this possible? What next if not a throttling of free speech as seen in some dictatorial countries?
“Net Neutrality” is the simple but powerful principle that cable and broadband providers must treat all internet traffic equally. Whether you’re loading a blog post on WordPress.com, streaming House of Cards on Netflix, or browsing handcrafted tea cozies on Etsy, your internet provider can’t degrade your connection speed, block sites, or charge a toll based on the content that you’re viewing.
Net neutrality has defined the internet since its inception, and it’s hard to argue with the results: the internet is the most powerful engine of economic growth and free expression in history. Most importantly, the open internet is characterized by companies, products, and ideas that survive or fail depending on their own merit — not on whether they have preferred deals in place with a broadband service provider. Unfortunately, the principle of net neutrality, and the open internet that we know and love, is under attack.
Net Neutrality under…
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"According to AFP, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he and US Secretary of State John Kerry both agreed that Ukraine should uphold a deal signed two weeks ago between ousted President Viktor Yanukovych and members of the opposition. He was reportedly speaking in a televised briefing after talks with Mr Kerry in Paris earlier."... Continue Reading →
Well said Sinead!
And good for you for not shying away from the language that gets the clear message across.
I wasn’t going to write this letter, but today i’ve been dodging phone calls from various newspapers who wished me to remark upon your having said in Rolling Stone your Wrecking Ball video was designed to be similar to the one for Nothing Compares … So this is what I need to say … And it is said in the spirit of motherliness and with love.
I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way ‘cool’ to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing…
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Headlines on today's Times of Malta: Sunday Monti hawkers want a better home too Traders expect equal treatment as the daily market sellers Oh hell, ain't that wonderful. So, after having given the entrance of our capital city, and the public space which was created for the public underneath the new Parliament Buildings - a... Continue Reading →