March 31, 2009

welcome to the world

We've learned that the advent of the G20 Summit in Central London could cause some disruption. On 2nd April next, the G20 Summit - the annual convention for the world's Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governers, which in fact is composed of 42 countries as we learned in here - will be held at the ExCeL centre in London's Docklands. The venue is close to London's City Airport, and spans stations within the Jubilee Line and DLR.

The Metropolitan Police expect potential disruption to travel into and around Central London, the City (financial district), and Docklands on 1st & 2nd April. They also anticipate additional disruption caused by potential activities from several large protest groups.

Companies are like to advise its employees to not travel into London on 1st & 2nd April unless absolutely critical. Work from home.

Additional security will be in place in South Bank; you are asked to fully co-operate with all security identification checks.


It's a brave, brave new world!

March 30, 2009

20 -1 - 4 + 27 = G20

If you search the net for G-20 you'll find out they are composed of 19 countries + the EU. Among this 19 countries, are France, Germany, Italy and UK (all of them EU members). So, with world leaders gathering this week in London to plot a response to the gravest global economic downturn since World War II, they could start like...

Did you know G-20 is made of 42 countries?

G20 is Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United States of America (15 so far) and the EU - European Union, which is composed of 27 states itself, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

In the end, we are paying more for less... Who are these people trying to deceive?!?

March 26, 2009

our rioters are better...

Last week, art-lovers in National Galery and Royal Hibernian Academy were delighted to see a brand new piece of work of the most fine taste: the primer minister Brian Cowen nude! The painting above were exposed at the Royal Hibernian Academy for a couple of days till they realise it wasn't "official". The other one bellow, survived only for 20 minutes...

It is a very creative way of protesting, indeed, but the brazilians, I'd say, are far more creative and inventive in the ways to protest against their leaders...

March 15, 2009

what we've learnt this week...

The non-religious Americans are growing... Being an evangelical christian or a benedict catholic is not so "cool" as used to be, says The Sunday Times. It seems like the faithless are a growing force as the churches duck the challenges of the age!

The iraq journalist who hurled his shoes at President George Bush during a visit to Bagda last year has been jailed for 3 years! Bush is still free, after all...

The Pope Benedict XVI sent a message to everyone affected by the fires in Australia... he said "I am lighting a candle to you all!"

This year's EuroVision song context will be held in Moscow, and Georgia has a song called "I don't Wanna Put In" - Put In pronounced as Poot In"... But tell me something... Who wants to be Put In ?!?

March 06, 2009

single union, single currency

Taking the chance the credit crunch, Europe, after embrassing Iceland, will change the crown of the Euro - instead of each country have your own, as today, they all will have the new "The Government and its People". Just to be sure everybody understand the relationship...