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Novapax Local News Thread -NOVAPAX ONLY-

Postby Britonisea » Fri May 25, 2018 5:28 am

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Are you wondering what is the latest in the quaint region of Novapax? Yes? Well, you can find all of that here in the Novapax Local News Thread which is the ultimate news guide to all of the happenings in Novapax.


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A new business, just launched in 2018 aims to bring all of the news that you can find around the region in to one place. Solice, in the North of Britonisea, is looking forward to this new business venture, hoping to bring hundreds of jobs to the local area. We welcome every news agency from around the region to join us - join our union and make your news regional.

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Below, you can find the list of agencies that you can find on our website in our papers. We take articles each of the agencies to put it in to one, truly, regional news paper. Nations can have multiple news agencies signed up with us!

  1. Britonisea - BITC News
  2. Britonisea - Britannual News
  3. Britonisea - BVC News
  4. Britonisea - The Daily Telegraph: Britonisea National
  5. Mercedini - ENM News
  6. Mercedini - Mercedini Sports Daily
  7. Togonistan & Lucky 7


If you want to join the list, you firstly must be either invited or be apart of the Novapax region. TG Britonisea so I can add you to the list, and then...post below!

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Country Profile: Britonisea

Postby Britonisea » Fri May 25, 2018 6:13 am

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Demonym: Britonish (adj, plural)
Other Demonyms: Briton (noun) or Britonisean (noun, object)

Population: 57.7 million (62 million inc. Aloquirbe)
Major/Official Languages: English
Other Official Languages: Britonish, French
Official Religion: None
Other Major Religions: Christianity, Judaism
Life Expectancy: 85 years of age (86 women, 84 men)
Human Development Index: 0.9
Currency: Britonish Pound Sterling (BPS) Commonly called "Britos"

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Prime Minister: Adolphus Brito BLP
Deputy Prime Minister: Serena Beecham BLP

POLITICAL PARTIES
As of the election of the Britonish General Election 2014, Monday 26th May.

BLP - Britonish Labour Party - 240
BPNP - Britonish Patriots & Nationalists - 170
BLDP - Britonish Liberal Democratic Party - 32
BCP - Britonish Conservative Party - 10
BGP - Britonish Green Party - 5
Other Parties - 1
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BVC News: 26th May 2018

Postby Britonisea » Sat May 26, 2018 6:47 am

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26th May 2018
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45th BRITONISH ELECTION COMING UP THIS MONDAY - HERE IS HOW THE NATION IS COPING...


By Damien Matthews

In Britonisea, the 45th General Election is due to happen on Monday 28th May 2018, and it's expected that out of the 44,427,000 people who can vote, it is expected that there will be a turnout rate of 75%, this is set to be Britonisea's largest General Election ever.

The fate of 57 million will depend on the 44 million people who are able to vote as people will head to the polls, this Monday, to vote for whoever will win the 45th General Election. People who are 17 or older will be able to vote this year, and it is expected to be a head-to-head race between the Britonish Labour Party, who is now headed by newcomer to politics, Toby Adreon and the Britonish Nationalists & Patriots Party leader, Phaedra Sampson - and for the first time since the General Election of 1976, the Britonish Nationalists are looking set to being in power.

According to recent figures, it seems like the Britonish Nationalists are looking to perform very well in all of the seats that are not focused in the cities, which are Labour strongholds. Some suggest that this might be because outer city locations are not receiving enough support as those inner city council's, and therefore resent the Labour Party for that, and so are just voting for the Britonish Nationalists. Its likely that the Britonish Nationalists, however, will pick up some seats in those inner city councils too. It is expected that Labour will lose a lot to the Nationalists, especially since the Brito Era is now ever, with the abdication of the Leader of the Labour Party, which came into effect after the dissolution of the government earlier in the month.

"The Britonish Nationalists and Patriots aren't like the nationalistic parties in other countries," states University of St King's Bay: Western Campus alumni of Britonish Politics, Joshua Keynes. "The Britonish Nationalists are like a Labour party, almost, but rejects the idea of sending lots of aid to foreign countries, buying food from abroad when we could grow and make them in Britonisea - aiding our own economy, and also support a more closed border. Interestingly, the Britonish Nationalists aren't associated with ethnicity, as many Nationalist parties usually are. Due to the highly diverse nation we live in, the Nationalists really do mirror this in their party."

"One thing is certain," continues Joshua Keynes, "The Britonish Nationalists and Patriots Party are amongst the most xenophobic of all the parties, and out of those who are in the running to be in power, the Nationalists are most definitely the most xenophobic." Joshua then explains what he means and what this means for other countries, "Small things such as permanent withdrawal from the World Cup will be seen under the Patriots rule, to larger things such as direct control of Aloquirbe could happen if the Nationalists win on Tuesday. Countries that might be affected will probably be those coming from wartorn or poorer nations. It would be harder for them to get to Britonisea. Regional partners, such as Mercedini, Kalmarlund and Togonistan? Its unclear what the Nationalists think about them, but they are needed a lot. I'm not sure how they would be affected."

"The truth of the matter is, people are getting bored of the Labour Party, who are doing absolutely nothing. I don't think the Britonish Nationalists and Patriots is the rise of the right wing mindset in Britonisea, but them winning on Tuesday can certainly get people to think that way."

Recent polls suggest - a hung parliament.

Labour - 201
Patriots and Nationalists - 189
Liberal Democrats - 42
Conservative - 16
Green - 1
Other - 2

In this scenario, the Labour Party will most likely look to the Liberal Democrats.
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WorldVision Top 5 | WorldVision Factbook
1st - 139 points - WV47
1st - 117 points - WV64
1st - 113 points - WV41
1st - 98 points - WV63

2nd - 129 points - WV66

World Hit Festival Top 5 | World Hit Festival Factbook
1st - 34 points - WHF42
1st - 28 points - WHF37
1st - 20 points - WHF26

2nd - 45 points - WHF40
2nd - 30 points - JWHF4

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BVC News: 28th May 2018

Postby Britonisea » Mon May 28, 2018 8:40 am

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28th May 2018
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GUIDE TO THE FOUR MAIN CANDIDATES


By Damien Matthews

Although over ten parties will participate in the General Election 2018, there are four main candidates in the form of the Labour, Liberal, Conservative and Patriots & Nationalist parties. Below you can find a short fact file on each...

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Britons still have over 3 hours left to vote, make your voice COUNT!
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WorldVision Top 5 | WorldVision Factbook
1st - 139 points - WV47
1st - 117 points - WV64
1st - 113 points - WV41
1st - 98 points - WV63

2nd - 129 points - WV66

World Hit Festival Top 5 | World Hit Festival Factbook
1st - 34 points - WHF42
1st - 28 points - WHF37
1st - 20 points - WHF26

2nd - 45 points - WHF40
2nd - 30 points - JWHF4

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BVC News: 28th May 2018: EXIT POLL

Postby Britonisea » Mon May 28, 2018 1:44 pm

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28th May 2018
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BREAKING NEWS: EXIT POLLS OF THE GENERAL ELECTION 2018


By Damien Matthews

Below you can find the exit polls of The General Elections. The exit polls were determined by BVC, BITC and TBE, analysing the results of a portion of voters to see what result we can expect tomorrow evening. You can find the results of these intensive polls below;

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If these results are accurate, Britonisea will be heading for a hung parliament which has not been witnessed for decades. However, instead of this parliament being with the incumbent labour party, the Patriots & Nationalists are expected to surge in voters, coming in to power for the first time since the Lukas Brito decade. This might suggest that the labour party's pull over the past decades it help power was because of the pull of the Brito family. The Liberal Democrats and Conservatives are expected to get closer to each other as Mr Cohen is expected to rake in some more votes; the Green party is expected to increase in seats (one seat would be a victory) and other parties might also gain a seat.

We don't exactly know what Ms Sampson would do if this situation is true, but it will be an exciting week for Britonish politics.
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WorldVision Top 5 | WorldVision Factbook
1st - 139 points - WV47
1st - 117 points - WV64
1st - 113 points - WV41
1st - 98 points - WV63

2nd - 129 points - WV66

World Hit Festival Top 5 | World Hit Festival Factbook
1st - 34 points - WHF42
1st - 28 points - WHF37
1st - 20 points - WHF26

2nd - 45 points - WHF40
2nd - 30 points - JWHF4

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Postby Togonistan » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:29 pm

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Coming up next on Lucky 7, it's Celebrity Glam with your hosts Ashley Ladera and Cerys Young


*Studio audience cheering as the camera closes up on the hosts*


Ashley: ''Good evening, you're watching everyone's favorite show Celebrity Glam, where we go through all the topics no other media channel dares to speak of!''
Cerys: ''Where is Tremendous? The all-time most successful Togonistani rapper seems to have completely gone off the map!''
Ashley: ''What happened to Britonish megastar Mehkl Maddox Ajax backstage during his latest concert tour in Tushlark? An anonymous source is going to open the cards!''
Cerys: ''And, is it true that metal band Thunder Brigade is on the verge of a breakup?''
Ashley: ''We will get to all that eventually, however, to get things rolling, we begin tonight's show with a real bomber! Is it true that President Duke has a new love interest? Celebrity Glam...'''
Ashley & Cerys: ''Begins!''

*15-second long show intro being played, after which we are taken back to the studio*


Ashley: ''Let's jump right into it. President Regin Duke, the chap you all are used to see on TV during national holidays and such seems to have become active on the social media lately.''
Cerys: ''Indeed, and his latest post on a popular image sharing platform Imgpot has revealed something very interesting.''
Ashley: ''A selfie taken by Duke backstage before a concert shows himself posing with no one else than... Alayna Alofi!''
Cerys: ''The 38-year old singer is seen posing on the picture, and look, just LOOK where her hand is.''

*The picture is being displayed on a big screen right behind the hosts*
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Ashley: ''It has taken it's place right on Duke's shoulder.''
Cerys: ''This kind of body language can mean only one thing! These two are no strangers to each other.''
Ashley: ''Which can be even further confirmed by the fact that these two were seen sitting together during the concert.''
Cerys: ''Not just sitting, some say they were even enjoying themselves.''
Ashley: ''Let's just hope they didn't feel too comfortable, heh?''
Cerys: ''So, what you think? Is there a spark lighting up between Mr. Duke and Ms. Alofi?''
Ashley: ''A spark? No! They're on fire! An absolute, burning flame of desire!''
Cerys: ''To be honest, it has been over a year since Duke's break-up with his ex-husband.''
Ashley: ''Yes, Duke is on a hunt. Hungry for lust.''
Cerys: ''And so is Alofi. I mean, just look, look at this flirty smile while posing. Look at these sparks in her eyes.''
Ashley: ''They certainly are up to something, and if things go further, Alofi might soon very well be our new first lady.''

Cerys: ''Well, if you, dear viewers have any thoughts on the subject, be sure to let us know through social media.''
Ashley: ''We'll be going on a quick break, and we will be back right after these message from our sponsors. Stay tuned!''

*Show logo seen on the screen, before the program cuts into a commercial break*

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Postby Togonistan » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:26 am

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Togonistan High Council bans ridesharing apps.

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We all know how important transportation is these days. Bigger cities, longer distances and the need to get everywhere on time. Almost a year has passed since these peer-to-peer ridesharing apps entered Togonistani market and started boasting their popularity. However, looks like now it is time for them to leave.

No less than 30 minutes ago, Togonistani High Council voted on the legal status of these ridesharing apps, and the result was pretty straightforward. With 92 parliament members in favor, 6 against and 3 absent, High Council voted in favor of deeming ridesharing apps illegal. ''Operation of such networks have been an issue for a long time. Not only do Uber drivers provide an unfair competition to legitimate taxi companies, they also lack any qualification to get their earning in the first place. Also, since anyone can register as a driver for these networks, there is no way to ensure that the driver has a clean background. Even murderers, psychopaths and child molesters can drive for these networks and, why not even use them to find potential victims,'' council member Mario Suega commented on the decision.

According to Togonistani laws, one is required to have a specific government-approved license in order to work as a taxi driver. ''These guys have no background checks, nothing. We had one guy working with us not long ago who got sacked and his taxi driver license stripped for reckless driving. Two weeks later, I saw him driving around with a Uber sticker attached to his car. I really hope we won't see people like this throwing dirt on a taxi driver's profession anymore,'' said Artur Tereiti, a taxi driver from Tushlark.

With new legislation passed, one can be charged from 300 TGA up to 1 year in prison for operating as a driver within driver networks not owning a license.

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TV Ratings

Postby Britonisea » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:14 pm

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Update on TV rankings from the last couple of days


July 15 2018

In what seemed like a very mundane Sunday evening on Britonish television, The News on BVC at 6pm was the most watched of the evening. Over 7 million watched The News as the final signature came through by Mr Cohen - officially making him the Vice Prime Minster of Britonisea. This means that the Conservatives are in power for the first time since 1948, but the Labour Party are working hard to get back their votes in time for the 2022 elections.

There was a spike in those watching Dispatches this Sunday, where they went in to the less pleasing parts of Telm City, the city that is due to host the WorldVision Song Contest. Over 4.5 million watched people speaking about their honest opinion about £15 million being spent on WorldVision and not on the improvement of their own lives. BITC responded to BVC's prime-time show by calling BVC "hypocrites" after bidding seven times before, and only winning the 3 of those seven bids.

July 16 2018

Over on BITC, the coverage of the Independents Cup - with the match between Northwest Kalactin and Britonisea - averaged 2.9 million, peaking at 4 million as Britonisea lost their final match. In a total contrast to the previous Independents Cup, Britonisea has finished bottom of their table and won't be qualifying to the knock-out stages of the competition. The TV ratings have responded to this, dropping by millions since the last cup and by 2 million from the Britonish match with Mercedini. The Britonish National Team will be returning home to prepare for the World Cup, where they hope to try and get into the Top 200.

Topping the rankings on July 16 was the dramas, with BVC's Road to the Bridge averaging around 6.2 million which is an increase of 0.6 million from the week before. The episode, the penultimate in the series, saw the main character, Eddie, finding out about where his wife had been hiding over the last few years she was assumed to be missing. The exciting episode saw many hailing the actor from Loueske, George Norrington for his acting.
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1st - 139 points - WV47
1st - 117 points - WV64
1st - 113 points - WV41
1st - 98 points - WV63

2nd - 129 points - WV66

World Hit Festival Top 5 | World Hit Festival Factbook
1st - 34 points - WHF42
1st - 28 points - WHF37
1st - 20 points - WHF26

2nd - 45 points - WHF40
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BVC News: 26th July 2018: Britonisea Day Eve

Postby Britonisea » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:48 am

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26th July
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YOUR GUIDE TO THE HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES


By Damien Matthews

I wrote an article 26th of July last year...

July 27: Brito Day

• Official Bank Holiday

July 27 is an official bank holiday, regardless of what day it is on. This year, the 27th is on a Friday, leading to a whole weekend of festivities as Britons have three days off in a row, something that was last happened in 2015 on a Monday and 2012 when the 27th was on a Friday. Things are expected to be much bigger and better than the years before.

• 12 AM Fireworks Celebration

As each of the cities reach the 27th of July, they will be having multiple firework celebrations in their largest parks, trying to get as many people to go and watch their 20 minute celebrations. If we use the largest cities as an example, Doportedas and Telm City, in what would be like a fairground setting; their largest parks would be temporarily home to a magnitude of events, such as The Circus, sports events such as aquatics and tennis, fair rides, food and drinks and musical performances. These events would start at around 1pm in the afternoon on the 26th of July, with the fair rides, food and drink etc being open for children. It is a highly safe space for those above 16 after hours as each of these parks are heavily monitored by police, it’s cornered off and you need to pay to enter (but the price is never usually high, it’s more of a confirmation you’re attending rather than them trying to make money off you – just wait until you want a drink of juice). Moreover, in Telm City and Doportedas, their large events are smoke-free and alcohol-free. Before entering, you have to discard any alcohol before entering the park and if you’re suspected to be over the limit for taking alcohol, you will not be allowed in the park, and will not be refunded. The events will last the afternoon all the way until 11:45pm on the 26th, when it’s suggested everyone makes way for the countdown. After the 20 minutes display, the park is open until 1AM before people are expected to go home. On the 27th to the 29th, the park and all events start at 10 AM and run until 10 PM (but these days, they aren’t pay to enter, rides and food might be more expensive and some of the events are not available anymore). The National concert will be shown on the main stage where music performances happen and will also be broadcast on screens throughout the fair. Both fairs in Telm City and Doportedas (as well as other major Britonish companies) are run by the same government company, hence why the rules are the same in all these cities. The government tries to keep each of the fairs unique to their own city.

• 7 PM National Concert

The National Concert is the largest music concert that takes place in Britonisea. Broadcast on BVC, it is expected to attract up to 60% of the television audience, usually topping the most-viewed yearly. The Music Concert takes place in Britonisea’s National Stadium in Luton, Sports City which holds over 100,000 people. Britonish headline acts perform at the concert, as well as orchestra performances etc all preluding to the national anthem being played at around 11PM by the orchestra. The last of the fireworks (probably in the country) go off and marks the end of Britonisea Day.

July 28

• Multiple city-wide parades

With this being officially the Bank Holiday weekend, there will be patriotic parades happening throughout the cities of Britonisea. Referencing back to Telm City and Doportedas, the cities are expected to have national parades. In Doportedas, this will all happen in the middle of the city, leading to the Doportedas Olympic Park, where more musical performances happen. In Telm City, the parade is expected to happen on the West of the city, out of the way of the WorldVision Song Contest. It is advised to the thousands expected to travel to Telm City to go to the parade during the day to feel to full “essence” of the culture of the country they are visiting. The top 10 most populated cities have said they will be having a parade of some sort.

• WorldVision Song Contest 66 in Telm City

The 66th edition of the WorldVision Song Contest will be taking place in Telm City after 9 editions since Machievelihe. The contest being held in Telm City meant that on top of the regional cohort of Britonisea supports the nation receives during the Bank Holiday celebrations, WorldVision will attract much more. The government has advised tourists to come to Telm City earlier than the 26th of July, but if their plane comes after that date, the best option is to land in one of the Telm City airports that are not in the middle of the city. This way, they can have an easy journey to Bloomsbury if going by car/taxi and not the city transportation service (the underground will be 100% working, 100% air conditioned). The Telm Arena will house 23,000 people during the contest, and Bloomsbury is expected to be full of Britonish fans who didn’t get tickets supporting Kelsey Banques, as well as other nations they like. Bloomsbury will be packed when the contest finishes at 23:30 as Bank Holiday meets WorldVision.

July 29

• The last of the parties

While official (government funded - except for some of the park fair attractions) parties have stopped, some local companies (such as bars and restaurants) or a group of wealthier folk might put up more parties to celebrate the end of the weekend. Many flags will fly on Sunday too.

• Usually family BBQs

Sunday will also probably be a day for people to get the BBQs out. With what will be beautiful weather nationwide, reaching temperatures of 32C in Doportedas, millions of households will host BBQs and it's likely that smaller parks will host community BBQs. Always check google if you're interested in having some good grub!

This weekend is the best weekend of the whole year, when Britons can really enjoy being who they are. There's no other holiday like it. Have a fun 27th July and we will see you back on the 30th July!
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WorldVision Top 5 | WorldVision Factbook
1st - 139 points - WV47
1st - 117 points - WV64
1st - 113 points - WV41
1st - 98 points - WV63

2nd - 129 points - WV66

World Hit Festival Top 5 | World Hit Festival Factbook
1st - 34 points - WHF42
1st - 28 points - WHF37
1st - 20 points - WHF26

2nd - 45 points - WHF40
2nd - 30 points - JWHF4

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The Independent: Our World Hit Escapade

Postby Britonisea » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:24 am

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THE INDEPENDENT: BRITONISEA
Our reaction to the World Hit Festival Semi Finals!


By Kate Winslette

For the first time since the 3rd World Hit Festival, the competition introduced the semi final stage. In the host city, Mousiki, two more shows were added on to the original one and the field was cut by half! Here is my account of what happened in Mousiki.


Arriving at the World Hit Festival is always a wonderful thing. So many things happening in the city and everybody seems to be happy...well, kind of. Not this edition. People seemed to be more nervous - more patriotic - than the previous editions due to the introduction of the Semi Final stage. Now for those who weren't watching (and we know that the overnight viewers suggest 2 million watched each Semi Final which is far from the 23 million 100% rate), 29 nations were chucked in to the Semi-Finals while the Izmeduans - with their giddy faces - automatically qualified for the final of the competition due to take place tomorrow. Among Britonisea and Estogium in the Semi Finals were the World Hit dominator Euskirribakondara (7 time winners) alongside Normandy & Picardy (5 time winners). We also had some WorldVision favourites such as Polkopia and Todlichebujoku participating too. Some home favourites such as Mercedini, Darkmania and Togonistan also participated. Let's get really in to it shall we?

The first of the Semi Finals happened three days ago and when I type that to you, I absolutely cannot believe that those many days went past since the whole shebang started. Walking in to the Forum here in Mousiki was amazing. I was part of the 11,000 people jammed in that arena. While I wasn't travelling alone but I still managed to meet some new friends from around the Multiverse. I will come back to that, but let me just tell you who I travelled here with. I am with Jaron and Theo - two amazing journalists I absolutely adore. They both update our Entertainment YouTube Channel- including reactions/live streams of the WHF... so check it out! I also needed a fellow lady to gossip with...so...travelling also with Yvette who in charge of the twitter page! I have known Yvette for over 6 years and the two guys for 4 years so we had built up a great relationship. Entering the arena along with 3 other friends was great. The two guys went to the press centre while the two girls went right in the middle of the action.

Not too long after we entered, the contest then started. People don't seem to like the term "contest", citing that the World Hit Festival is just a festival. I can tell you right now that it feels much more like a contest than just a festival - a journalist from Todlichebujoku vehemently disagreed with me. Anyway, the Opening was a great way to just introduce the nation. To be honest, they didn't need to spend lots of money at this little thing. Not only have we had 6 World Hit Festivals by Izmedu in the past 11 editions and so we are very familiar with Izmedu, but they didn't really expect there to be a Semi Final. If you ask me, a sudden spike in nations from 11 nations to 24 was a cause for concern. The nation, for the sixth time, decided to go for a random draw...which meant that the starting entry was Lochario. Unluckily for them, they didn't qualify...But I am not sure how everyone would've reacted had they qualified anyway. If that wasn't enough, Lochario was followed by three qualifying nations (Kalosia, NATANYA and Estogium). While Kalosia and Estogium qualifying were a given, the audience didn't expect Natanya to win. I was in the audience and I swear some people mistook "Natanya" for "Normandy and Picardy" - if you look far away from the stage's LEDs, Natanya starts to look like Normandy and Picardy anyway. I'll share my reaction on Normandy and Picardy in just a second. When Estogium qualified, RVC were so elated that they issued a statement! The arena went crazy for Estogium, a nation who's World Hit Festival past wasn't something to be much desired. The fact that they qualified must've been uplifting and maybe sparks a change in Estogium's perception of the contest and maybe they'll come back even stronger for the final!

Cleaca, when they performed, made the contest seem as though it was a dream. The song from Llalta, which was...a tad meh (it wasn't bad, the song was just a bit - well not great)...had left the minds of people and we were treated to this goody of an entry. Cleaca had send this guy...TJ...JJ...LT who sang about his lost love in Cosneolta. It really captured the hearts of many people out there and stood out as a favourite when it was performed. The next nation to perform was Fromulya, an entry that was forgotten by many to say the least. Looking back on it, I think that Llalta will come back to the contest stronger because they know how to send in a good entry [WorldVision 65]. Fromulya went past quite quickly before one of tonight's big favourites took to the stage in the form of Normandy and Picardy.

At the end of the night, Normandy and Picardy failed to qualify for the competition when they had a perfectly good song. At the end of the song, people gave this a great round of applause, including all of us from Britonisea (the guys told us they were genuinely please). NNN released an angry statement within minutes of the official results coming through. According to NNN, "other countries send what is ultimately dross and do better." Well, while their song was good, I don't think that any of the qualifying songs were dross. This fit of anger received responses from three different broadcasters, SterGo 100, DaTV and RVC from Estogium all condemning the actions by the "unfit and too unprofessional" broadcaster. By the end of the evening, Ivan Sandic (the current overseer) had sorted the situation out, with NNN paying a fee and NTV taking over the broadcasting rights for the nation. Most of this happened behind the scenes and shouldn't affect the contest in the long run.

There were five non-qualifiers (including Fromulya and N&P) on the stage with the next nations to be Rusmailica, Lactatia - who sent quite a fun entry despite there being a level of vulgarity to it. In what was a beautiful song about a dark topic such a suicide, we thought that Darkmania was a nation who was 100% going to qualify. The Independent team were definitely sadened by the fact that the fellow Novapax nation didn't qualify. Ending the night was Adab and Euskirribakondara, the former who made a good first impression at the last contest. Both of these nations qualifying didn't surprise any of us - especially Euskirribakondara's qualification.

Semi Final one was great. I couldn't wait for the second one two days later, but I was absolutely terrified that Britonisea was going to be apart of it. Two nights later, the team returned to the Forum in Mousiki. Estogium had qualified, it was time for Britonisea to follow.

Similarly to the first Semi Final, the Opening Act was good for a Semi Final. It was good to just have a bit of music to set the scene for what was to be a bloodbath messy Semi Final. There were so many big names in this Semi Final such as Polkopia, Togonistan, Mercedini, Todlichebujoku and ourselves. There were great songs coming from Ethane, Antahbrantahstan and Raffiah too, which made those who are used to winning things quiver in their boots. Petra, the host of the World Hit Festival, didn't have much to say when opening this show. Perhaps she was exhausted at the fact that she was hosting this competition all by herself, not exactly agreeing to doing three shows at first. Either way, she swiftly directed the attention to Skanden, the first nation of the night which made me question the random running order was a great idea.

Skanden's entry was nothing to remember, which made (for me) the first song of the night come from Togonistan. It was absolutely magnificent, this entry. It was full of drama - and that's something we all need from time to time. The song did leave some members of the audience decompiled when they realised that this could be a contender to at least qualify for the Grand Final. Alas, for Togonistan, it wasn't meant to be. We suggest that its all Cleaca's fault! Polkopia followed that entry and well, it's Polkopia....They're going to get a huge round of applause and a standing ovation whatever they send. The song for me was alright, but I was hoping more was to come from the evening - and by golly! - it certainly does get juicier. But not exactly straight after Polkopia. South Batoko's entry was quite interesting...it was...hmm silent. Anyway, after South Batoko was Mercedini. The crowd absolutely went wild for Mercedini, but then again, I was in front of a group of Mercedinians, so the audience's reaction might have been louder than it actually was. When they qualified, 3rd, it was so loud that I didn't really hear the next few qualifiers.

After that was another qualifying entry from Christarnea. The only song, other than Britonisea's, in the Britonish Top 100 was certainly a fan favourite from the Britonish contingent in the Forum. They actually qualified second, which was great for the Britonish fans, but still left them worried for Britonisea's qualification chances. Britonisea's song came straight after Christarnea's, meaning that Britonish fans didn't quieten down for even just a second for the length of two postcards and two songs. Britonisea's entry was very climatic as she was lifted in to the air. She actually flew over where I was standing and thought that it was very dramatic - if not...too dramatic. Regardless, it worked and Britonisea qualified for the final, which meant that they had to chance to keep up their good record.

Three is a magic number, but a cursed one for Todlichebujoku as they couldn't become the fourth qualifier in a row. Todlichebujoku following Axis did seem to unsettle people, as they thought that it would overshadow the nation as it was a fun song. For the nation that had won the World Hit Festival once before, it was sad to see them go with an entry that was pretty good. Then again, most of the entries that evening were pretty good. Todlichebujoku was then followed by another qualifier, which was probably one of the reasons for the nation's demise at the World Hit Festival. Ethane had a very mystical entry which started off really innocently, but soon evolved into something much more. It felt like everyone in the Forum was in one of those dingy (good dingy) night clubs getting high (on having fun).

The rest of the songs performed, such as Antahbrantahstan and Saintrabina (who both qualified), with Artsakhestan, Puerto Candelaria and Raffiah (controversially) not qualifying. It was a shock to see the last two, kind of. But you know what, that's the name of the game and we were so happy when Antahbrantahstan qualified. The interval was of Izmedu's Grand Final performance and you know what? It's pretty good! I wasn't sure about it when the song started, but it was a great ballady-ethnicy song. Izmedu is sure to do well with that entry.

The Semi Finals were fun and we hope that Fabio McAlpine, who will step down as the Britonish Head of Delegation for the World Hit Festival Overseer role in place for Guy Autriche, will focus on making it possible we have a Semi Final every edition of the contest! It makes the contest more complex, but to be honest, this isn't the WorldVision Song Contest with 33 nations in one Grand Final. The Semi Finals means that we will be highly energetic in the Finals without getting tired that there are a bazillion songs left. Also, we're expecting a huge winning total for the final. 30 nations voting on 15 entries? We're in for a fun night!
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WorldVision Top 5 | WorldVision Factbook
1st - 139 points - WV47
1st - 117 points - WV64
1st - 113 points - WV41
1st - 98 points - WV63

2nd - 129 points - WV66

World Hit Festival Top 5 | World Hit Festival Factbook
1st - 34 points - WHF42
1st - 28 points - WHF37
1st - 20 points - WHF26

2nd - 45 points - WHF40
2nd - 30 points - JWHF4

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Postby South Batoko » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:35 am

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SOUTH BATOKO - THE UNITED STATES OF SOUTH BATOKO


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Demonym: South Batokoni (plural)
Other Demonyms: South Batoki (noun), Batoko (adjective)

Population: 196 million
Major/Official Languages: English, Batoko, Gamerian, Spanish, French
Official Religion: None
Major Religions: Christianity, Islam, Local Beliefs
Life Expectancy: 87.3 years (both for men and women)
Human Development Index: 0.85
Currency: Batokash (BTK/ß)
NSD to BTK: NSD*12/34*56/78 (1 NSD = 0.25339366515 BTK)

President: Omir Cuklimi (SunlightSoLi)

POLITICAL PARTIES

SunlightSoLi: 105´
Conservi: 45
Trad-Enter: 30
FasistGO!: 20
I DO NOT USE NS STATS!

South Batoko is a country in the Pacific, that competes in WV.
A 19.2 civilization, according to this index.

SBTV NEWS: Carlos Mencia (10) has been rushed to the hospital due to getting boiling tomaro soup in his neck.

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BVC News: 15th August 2018

Postby Britonisea » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:07 pm

Brityunik Vefecosoin Cairkovoin - NEWS
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The #1 News Tabloid 2015-2017 in United Republics, BVC.

15th August 2018
Serving nationwide



Britonisea comes second at World Hit Festival again as Izmedu clutches 5th win.


By Damien Matthews

Fabio McAlpine's last World Hit Festival entry gave Britonisea their fourth second place. While Britons and BVC clench their fists but put a brave face on, Mousiki is celebrating witnessing yet another Izmeduan win.

The end to the 40th World Hit Festival is finally here, and we officially know that the winner of the contest is Izmedu - winning their 5th title. In what was a dramatic voting sequence, we saw many nations top the leaderboard temporary before Izmedu created the gap between themselves and Britonisea, who settled for second place for the second time in three editions. Winning with the largest total ever, Zoran Milos received a huge applause from the audience during his reprise.

Catching people's opinions around the newsroom, everybody seemed to be very happy that Axis representing Britonisea placed 2nd place with 45 points - the most amount of points Britonisea has ever received at the contest, but this might have just been down to 30 nations voting for 15 entries. Some members of the newsroom were hoping of a third Britonish win, saying that the entry was one of the best Britonisea had ever sent.

Second place seems like something Britonisea is going to have to get used to. Over on BITC, Britonisea recently came second at the 62nd and 66th WorldVision Song Contest and this seems to have been replicated at the World Hit Festival. BVC has released a short statement after finding out the winner, congratulating Izmedu for their win and wishing them well in the future, but BVC will be hoping to keep up the level of entries they have been sending.

BVC and Britonisea can be pleased that they won the 2nd Semi Final with 36 points - another record breaking number for the nation. Britonisea, during the Semi Final, received 48% of the votes that were available for the taking. Axis made a great impression during the Semi Finals. While it was hoped the gold medal could be replicated in the final, the force of Izmedu was way too great for Britonisea.

With a change of Head of Delegation, Britonisea is going to be hoping it keeps up its great placing going in to the 41st World Hit Festival. BVC have confirmed that they will be participating in the upcoming contest. It is not confirmed as to whether Izmedu will host the upcoming contest - but according to their past wins, it is likely that they will host WHF41, which will make it their 7th hosting.
Rexubliqué Univexserellué de Brityunik #BRI
Vha Mehlodhivestoile 2019 International Acts WANTED!: A chance to become A STAR!
WorldVision Top 5 | WorldVision Factbook
1st - 139 points - WV47
1st - 117 points - WV64
1st - 113 points - WV41
1st - 98 points - WV63

2nd - 129 points - WV66

World Hit Festival Top 5 | World Hit Festival Factbook
1st - 34 points - WHF42
1st - 28 points - WHF37
1st - 20 points - WHF26

2nd - 45 points - WHF40
2nd - 30 points - JWHF4

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Weather Update

Postby Britonisea » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:49 am

WEATHER UPDATE ABEN: 26 SEPTEMBER 2018
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It gets colder in the North of ABEN, with Solice being chilled by a 2C - covered in light snow. It's only September, but as the winter grows nearer, Solice will be plunged in the heavy snowfall and below freezing temperatures. Meanwhile, in Eaux and Machievelihe, the temperature doesn't reach double digits as rain sweeps the central of the country. The high pressure coming from the South West will cause thunderstorms over Aloquirbe, Doportedas and Estogium City - with flood warnings behind put in place. It's expected to rain over the course of hours tomorrow. Over in Quickenden and Telm City, the temperature will remain mild throughout the day, with over 80% cloud cover.
Rexubliqué Univexserellué de Brityunik #BRI
Vha Mehlodhivestoile 2019 International Acts WANTED!: A chance to become A STAR!
WorldVision Top 5 | WorldVision Factbook
1st - 139 points - WV47
1st - 117 points - WV64
1st - 113 points - WV41
1st - 98 points - WV63

2nd - 129 points - WV66

World Hit Festival Top 5 | World Hit Festival Factbook
1st - 34 points - WHF42
1st - 28 points - WHF37
1st - 20 points - WHF26

2nd - 45 points - WHF40
2nd - 30 points - JWHF4


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