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#29087 - 06 Oct 06 16:23 Finally get The Point
riccardo Offline
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Registered: 12 Oct 05
Posts: 2195
Loc: Jakarta
I have finally gotten The POINT, the new English newspaper, that is.

Quick observations: Every story on the front page had a couple howlers (really glaring mistakes), but the best one was on a big front-page headline:

Muslims to use Al Qur'an againts corruption

And in the first sentence of the lead story, in fact the very first sentence of the entire paper that I read was this: "In a dialog preceding a fast breaking dinner at five-star hotel..."

In the other lead story, first paragraph: "The vehicles will come equipped with Logistic Integrated System and including six months maintenance."

Nothing about Mud flow or in sports, nothing on the US baseball playoffs (yet there were other really minor US sports stories).

On the positive side, it's all very neat and tidy in one 16-page section with color photos front and back; and the business section had a really nice full-page recap of the Jakarta Stock Exchange; and the op/ed pages had some very interesting, relevant articles on Munir, globalization, Iran nukes..., unlike those of the JP, which continually seem to shove down our throat info on a "certain" religion or what the real meaning of puasa is etc, etc. ad nauseum.

All in all, if you get a chance read it, but don't expect perfection.
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#29088 - 06 Oct 06 16:34 Re: Finally get The Point
KuKuKaChu Moderator Offline
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Registered: 09 Oct 05
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Quote:
Originally posted by riccardo:
Nothing about Mud flow
nothing about mud? nothing at all? how positively strange. oh well, maybe tomorrow.

riccardo, what about doing a scan of the front page so we can get the "look and feel" of The Point?
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#29089 - 06 Oct 06 16:40 Re: Finally get The Point
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where did you get it from? do they deliver?
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#29090 - 06 Oct 06 16:42 Re: Finally get The Point
riccardo Offline
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Registered: 12 Oct 05
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Don't have a scanner, but I'll bring by your place today around 6~7pm on my way to hunt up some frostie brewskies on your side of town.
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#29091 - 06 Oct 06 16:46 Re: Finally get The Point
KuKuKaChu Moderator Offline
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ok.
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#29092 - 06 Oct 06 17:11 Re: Finally get The Point
riccardo Offline
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KUku, I've just sent you an ugly digital photo, so you can put it up if you want.

Chew, I picked it up at the Marriott hotel this morning.
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#29093 - 06 Oct 06 17:15 Re: Finally get The Point
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Registered: 12 Oct 05
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And Chewwy, they have a couple of numbers for "Advertisement and subscription [sic]"

Call 724-3533
OR via SMS 0813 890 9000
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#29094 - 06 Oct 06 17:30 Re: Finally get The Point
KuKuKaChu Moderator Offline
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Here it is:

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