Monthly Archives: May 2007

Inquit Database of SPS notifications

here to open the IQ SPS database in a new window”>Access the Inquit database ofSPS measures

I’ve built a new database of WTO notifications of Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures, covering all measures notified to WTO from September 1999 to April 2007 May 2007. [UPDATE] The database contains some 6,170 6265 records [UPDATE] of which about 150 corrections. On average, governments are notifying about 75 new measures every month. The rapid growth of global trade in processed food, pharmaceuticals and ‘nutraceuticals’—not to mention fears of epidemic zoonoses— is adding daily to the heap of barriers

Demise of EMI

Here’s sad news. They all but invented stereo recording. Their catalogue held many jewels that have been lights in my life. Now it will be stripped and sold to Warner music; a group that killed its own classical catalog last year. As Norman Lebrecht observes, the label that produced both Callas’s Rome recordings and the Beatles Abbey Road albums fell for little more than need of ‘love.’ Requiescant …

EMI is dead. RIP