Saturday, 31 December 2011
Thursday, 29 December 2011
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
From: Ingrid Blasco <email@example.com>
Subject: Concert du 28 décembre
Ils présentent tout de même un point commun, l'écriture "savante" de conte et musiques populaires.
Monday, 26 December 2011
On the 'aube' of Christmas day I looked around youtube for seasonal music in Breton & Welsh; it was easy to get results for 'Nadolig' but not so easy for 'Nedelig' which is the Breton equivalent; My time was wasted looking for what wasn't there, until I remembered that Elise doesn't say Nedeleg, she says what sounds like Nool, which I thought was a joke, but on looking around a bit more I became successful when latching on to 'Nouel' and J. F Kemener.
I've mentioned this topic before, but today I went to the village square and passed by newly erected signs all monolingually French; the population has been force fed the language of Paris so that everyone speaking it and not eveyone speaking Breton anymore has become the excuse, even though bi-lingual signs would have been financed. We have seen last week in Gwengamp that there is a movement in Brittany to save French and ban Breton, if that's not standing the situation on its head...!!!
I should be back behind the bar in roughly about 5 months, but every time I mention a figure it goes farther away. It crosses my mind that the longer time goes by the more chance there is of certain of my bad customers moving away, such as: the girl who stole from me; the neighbours who can't tell the difference between being blind drunk and convivially merry; the drunks that come in from my brother-in-law's because his attitude is that he is employed as a barman which is not a policeman by another name, therefore it's not for him to do their job for them; I don't want to see the no longer a youth who stole my car 3 times in the same week, nor the anarchist who spat at me. My key word is 'conviviality', and my motto is 'positive atmosphere accepted, negative atmosphere rejected.' There haven't been many 'negative atmospheres in 30 years, and when you've got the customers I have it's a joy, pity about the imbeciles who can take over when it's quiet, who have no idea of traditional pub mentality, chatting over a pint of real ale and/or a measure of good whisk(e)y whilst absorbing the best music I have to offer. It's time to get back to work; my photos have flopped as I've no money for petrol or car insurance.
Saturday, 24 December 2011
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Monday, 19 December 2011
Sunday, 18 December 2011
Saturday, 17 December 2011
From: admin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 6:12 PM
Subject: No .cymru - .wales, owned by an English company and run from Oxford
It's with a heavy heart that I contact you today to inform you that dotCYM Ltd. will most probably be unable to apply for a top-level domain (TLD), .cymru, for Wales.
Instead of working with dotCYM to create a strong application for a top-level domain for Wales, the Government has invited Oxford-based Nominet, the company running .uk domains, to come to Wales to compete against dotCYM for governmental support, thus allowing it to kill the local competition and protect its monopoly of the UK market. Since Friday (9th December) there's a public invitation for any company to compete for the ownership and control of the Welsh name online (http://sell2wales.co.uk/notices/display.html?NoticeId=28474).
As a social enterprise dotCYM was set up specifically to work closely with the Government to deliver a successful TLD that was accountable to the Welsh people. It does not have the financial or human resources to compete against a large, wealthy corporation that seeks to protect its monopoly of the market - especially when it has strong civil service and government support.
Any large company in the world can now compete for Welsh Government support to own and run the Welsh name online. As far as we're aware Wales is the only community to do this. The London, Scottish, Breton, Basque and Galician governments are all understandably protective of their top-level domains so they all work closely with local companies to run them and only outsource the technical services. dotCYM has worked with the Government for four years in the same way but the situation changed when Edwina Hart became the minister responsible for a Welsh top-level domain.
The probability is that Nominet will win and it will apply for a .wales. It may be persuaded to apply for .cymru as well but, since it's not accountable to anyone, no one will be able to ensure that they market it or manage it well. Nominet will own the TLD and Wales will never be able to recover ownership or control.
Please read a more detailed summary of recent events below with more information on how you can help. Without help from its supporters and politicians dotCYM can't stop the Government and Nominet from acting against the wishes of the majority of the Welsh community worldwide.
Contact email@example.com for more information on how you can help.
Follow us on Twitter (@dotcymru).
Contact your politicians and the press and make your views heard.
Forward this email on to anyone who would be interested and supportive.
Thanks for your continued support over the years
Maredudd ap Gwyndaf
dotCYM has been ready for years to apply for a TLD. The company was structured to ensure that it was accountable to the Welsh community. The technical side was ready to sell domains worldwide. dotCYM has even secured a $185,000 loan to pay for the application in case the Welsh Government reneged on its promise of a loan.
dotCYM were, however, unable to convince the civil servants that Wales should have its own TLD, run from Wales, by the Welsh and accountable to the Welsh people. "What's wrong with .uk?", "why don't we just get Nominet to do it for free? ". The civil servants showed no ambition or imagination. No understanding of top-level domains and no urge to work towards bringing innovation, expertise, jobs and money to Wales.
Unfortunately, before the submission date was announce by ICANN, the governing body of names on the Internet, (12th January 2012 - 12th April 2012) there was a change of government. dotCYM warned Plaid Cymru and Ieuan Wyn Jones, who was the minister responsible for a TLD for Wales, that unless they took urgent steps to guarantee that the Welsh TLD would be run from Wales there was a high risk that the new Labour minister would approach Nominet to apply for a .wales.
Nothing was done. Edwina Hart became the Minister responsible and she has refused to talk to or meet dotCYM and the civil servants approached Nominet to bring them into the game.
Carwyn Jones and Edwina Hart have stated that the Welsh Government has no interest in doing anything except for giving one applicant the "letter of no objection" that is needed as part of the application. It is unheard of for a Government to show so little interest in its own top-level domain. The London, Scottish, Basque, Galician and Breton Governments are working very close with their local applications for their names online.
Nominet has commissioned London Economics, LE Cymru and YouGov to create a document that shows that the name of the TLD should be .wales instead of .cymru, although the majority of the people of Wales want a .cymru. Instead of doing its own research the Government seems to be clinging on to every word of this research document. Yes, since the civil servants don't understand TLDs the Government is taking advice from the document commissioned by the corporation trying to protect its monopoly of the market! dotCYM has never been consulted and there is no one else to questions Nominet's misleading polls and research.
Last Friday the Government invited potential applicants to compete for the letter of no objection that's required from the Government as a part of the application to ICANN (http://sell2wales.co.uk/notices/display.html?NoticeId=28474).. With a deadline of 6th of January, just three weeks away and over the Christmas holidays, this makes it almost impossible for dotCYM to find the £300,000 investment it needs and so the civil servants and the Government have successfully paved the way for Nominet, an Oxford-based company, to take ownership and control of .wales (and they may go for .cymru as well if forced to). Once Nominet owns Wales' name and brand online, the Welsh will never regain control of it. Nominet are not accountable to the Welsh people in any way. They can create a Welsh front with an Advisory Committee and even open an office in Wales with a token Welsh-speaker to give phone support, but that doesn't change the fact that the policy will be decided by people foreign to the Welsh community.
Of course, as well as losing ownership and control of our TLD, this will result in the loss of the jobs, special expertise and money that would have come into Wales.
Nominet has tried to persuade the London and Scottish governments that it should own and run their TLDs. Both rejected the idea and are working with local companies to deliver a successful TLD. Nominet may eventually run the technical side of .london but it would not own and control it. The Bretons, Basques and Galicians are doing the same - a local company, accountable to the people it represents, cooperating closely with the Government. But this is not the case in Wales where there was no support or interest in a local initiative.
It's very unlikely that dotCYM will be able to put a bid up against Nominet on the 6th of January. Even with the big potential return of investment we've found that companies can't make decisions quickly enough to turn this around before the deadline. If someone has access to money that they are able to invest, please contact us.
All hope is not lost. A top level-domain is not a devolved issue; the last word resides in London. The real letter of no objection must come from Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries. dotCYM hopes that the Conservative and Liberal Democrat politicians can show the leadership needed here to try to save this grave injustice and ensure the Welsh keep control of their name online.
You, as dotCYM's supporters, have as much power as dotCYM now to try to make the Government realise the error of its ways and keep control in Wales and ensure that there's an application for a .cymru as well as a .wales. dotCYM had the resources to apply for and run a TLD but not to compete against Nominet. Your help is now vital.
You can contact your local AM and MP. More Labour politicians need to become aware of the situation and Conservative and Lib Dem politicians can put pressure on the UK Government. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport in London has experts in Internet governance that understand the importance of community TLD applications such as ours to increase diversity and competition on the Internet. Since this is not a devolved issue it's important that they realise that it's their responsibility to ensure that Wales gets the TLD it wants and needs and not one that has its policy decided in Oxford.
For more details on the situation or information on how you can help please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and follow us on Twitter (@dotcymru)
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Wednesday, 14 December 2011
From: Patrick GUILLOU <email@example.com>
Subject: Tr: tr: Fw: Fw: Scandale au marché de quimperle]
To: gaelle quillerou <firstname.lastname@example.org>, regis le gall <email@example.com>, eric rolland <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Phil <email@example.com>, Yves Massé <firstname.lastname@example.org>, virginie prigent <email@example.com>, jean jacques levenez <firstname.lastname@example.org>, sandra levenez <email@example.com>, christophe poulizac <firstname.lastname@example.org>, loic mazé <email@example.com>, loic perrot <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Valerie JOURDREN <email@example.com>, Marina Serbon <firstname.lastname@example.org>, treguier jean michel <email@example.com>, jean luc mahé <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jean Michel Ttreussard <email@example.com>, alain treussard <firstname.lastname@example.org>, hervé prjgent <email@example.com>, pierre moal <firstname.lastname@example.org>, byn walters <email@example.com>, benoit levenez <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Yvon Garandel <email@example.com>, gilbert quemener <firstname.lastname@example.org>, pascal rannou <email@example.com>, olivier pataou <firstname.lastname@example.org>, catherine trouboul <email@example.com>, pierrot et marie <firstname.lastname@example.org>, annelaure quillerou <email@example.com>
> Objet : Scandale au marché de quimperlé>
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> > > Cordialement,
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> > > Monique Chapron
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Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Sunday, 11 December 2011
* Rufus's father William l the Bastard wasn't a problem for us, even going on a pilgrimage to Ty Ddewi; he was more of a problem (if a conquest may be referred to as a problem) for the Angles & the Saxons in their nascent united state.
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Date: Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 10:13 AM
Subject: Spoonerisms live...........
From: Stewart Davies
Thought this might put a file on your smace
There is some truth in the old ones being the best so I couldn't resist forwading this one for your further enoyment - and it's absolutely true that it appeared in a Two Ronnies Show.
This was originally shown on BBC TV back in the 70's. Ronnie Barker could say all this without a snigger, though God knows after how many takes.
The irony is, BBC received not one complaint.The speed of delivery must have been too muchfor the whining herds. Try getting through it without converting the spoonerisms [and not wetting your pants] as you read.......
This is the story of Rindercella and her sugly isters.
Rindercella and her sugly isters lived in a marge lansion. Rindercella worked very hard frubbing sloors, emptying poss pits, and shivelling shot.At the end of the day, she was knucking fackered. The sugly isters were right bugly astards. One was called Mary Hinge, and the other was called Betty Swallocks; they were really forrible huckers;they had fetty sweet and fatty swannies.The sugly isters had tickets to go to the ball, butthe cotton runts would not let Rindercella go.
Suddenly there was a bucking fang, and her gairy fodmother appeared. Her name was Shairy Hithole and she was a light rucking fesbian. She turned a pumpkin and six mite wice into a hucking cuge farriage with six dandy ronkeys who had buge hollocks and digbicks.. The gairy fodmother told Rindercella to be back by dimnlight otherwise, there would be a cucking falamity.At the ball, Rindercella was dancing with the prandsome hince when suddenly the clock struck twelve. "Mist all chucking frighty!!!" said Rindercella, and she ran out tripping barse over ollocks,so dropping her slass glipper.
The very next day, the prandsome hince knockedon Rindercella's door and the sugly isters let him in.. Suddenly, Betty Swallocks lifted her leg and letoff a fig bart. "Who's fust jarted?" asked the prandsome hince. "Blame that fugly ucker over there!!" said Mary Hinge.When the stinking brown cloud had lifted, he tried the slass glipper on both the sugly isters without success and their feet stucking funk.Betty Swallocks was ducking fisgusted and gave the prandsome hince a knack in the kickers. This was not difficult as he had bucking fuge halls anda hig bard on. He tried the slass glipper on Rindercella and it fitted pucking ferfectly.Rindercella and the prandsome hince were married. The pransome hince lived his life in lucking fuxury, and Rindercella lived hers with a follen swanny!
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
From: bretagne-reunie-newsletter <email@example.com>
Subject: Conseil d'Administration
To: bretagne-reunie-newsletter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chère adhérente, cher adhérent,
Suite à l'Assemblée générale de Bretagne Réunie du samedi 3 décembre 2011 à Nantes, nous vous communiquons, la composition du conseil d'administration et du bureau élu au sein du C.A, ci dessous:
Président Jean-François Le Bihan
Un prochain C.A. complètera si besoin le bureau et précisera les responsabilités (fonctions et dossiers en charge) pour chacun de ses administrateurs.
Vous trouverez ci joint le décompte des voix des candidats au CA.
du 3 décembre 2011
élection des membres du Conseil d'Administration
Alain Francis Peigné
Nantes Responsable du CL
Pays guérandais Responsable du CL
actuellement hors BZH
Yves-Alain Le Goff
Sillon de Bretagne
Pays Nazairien Responsable du CL
Saint Herblain (sortant)
Christine Churie-Le Goal
Vignoble Midi Breton
Jean-François Le Bihan
Côtes d'Armor (sortant)
Pays de La Mée
Sillon de Bretagne
Ce mail, sera suivi bien entendu, d'un compte rendu des divers points traités lors de l'assemblée générale et des votes effectués, que nous communiquerons par les moyens habituels, après son approbation.
Je profite ici, pour remercier tous les participants de notre assemblée et ceux ayant fait parvenir des pouvoirs.
Dès à présent, se met en place la nouvelle équipe, avec l'aide de Paul Loret et des responsables sortants, pour gérer Bretagne Réunie et continuer ses actions et projets.
Born Aug 3 1951, Merthyr Tydfil, Cymru/Wales.Moved to Brittany Sept. 1979.I run a rustic Bar in a village of fewer than 800h.Real ale& best whisk(e)ys.At the moment I'm occupied with photos, flowers and music. For more information look up my site & blog: http://crwtynrhifnaw.blogspot.
commy story: http://taffawrnantmorlais. blogspot.commy photos:http://picasaweb. google.com/BynWaltersmy photos: http://patrimoinebreton/ blogspot.coma.n.other: http://mymiscellaneous- bynbrynman.blogspot.com
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