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May they rest in peace….
10/4/10 – 15:34 | No Comment
May they rest in peace….

On 10 April 2010 on the way to commemoration ceremony of the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre the President of the Republic of Poland Mr Lech Kaczynski, the First Lady Mrs Maria Kaczynska, members …

Russian President says “Nothing can be valued above human life”
30/10/09 – 14:00 | No Comment

Understanding the Russian mind is something that has confused learned men for centuries.

For many who have watched Russian politics and society over the past few years may have been alarmed at the rehabilitation of Soviet leader Stalin by politicians and state run TV and newspapers.

Adidas and Puma end 60-year family feud with football match
21/9/09 – 22:46 | No Comment
Adidas and Puma end 60-year family feud with football match

It would seem the rivalry between the German sportswear providers Adidas an Puma was brought onto the football field today in a friendly match to heal the wounds of an historical rift between the two firms founded as a single family business and then split between two rival brothers.

New cameras from Leica!
9/9/09 – 22:37 | No Comment
New cameras from Leica!

Leica isn’t a firm which releases new models often. It’s usually content to sit on the fringe of the camera owning crowds with a dedicated and fearlessly loyal bunch of users and with much …

Goodbye to incandescent light bulbs
2/9/09 – 22:24 | No Comment
Goodbye to incandescent light bulbs

This one has been a long time coming, but as usual there are always some ostriches around with their heads in the sand suddenly surprised by the news.  This time its the EU wide ban on the old fashioned incandescent light bulbs that have lit our homes for a few generations but are hopelessly inefficient, and expensive to keep replacing.

NATO Secretary General welcomes Albania and Croatia as NATO members
1/4/09 – 18:00 | No Comment
NATO Secretary General welcomes Albania and Croatia as NATO members

From NATO site: “Today, Albania and Croatia have completed the accession process, and have joined the Alliance as members. I warmly congratulate them on this historic achievement. In becoming NATO members, Albania and Croatia share …