Monday 22 December 2014

Happy Christmas from the Weitzs and Mahjong News!   

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KIRKLAND, Quebec (Canada) - Even though their Christmas Card has to travel all the way from Canada to Holland, Allan and Lila Weitz never fail, like Santa. For years, they have been the first to get their Christmas card in the postbox of Mahjong News. And then, we mean a real postbox, not a digital one.

Allan and his wife Lila Weitz are long time collectors of mahjong sets. They always picture themselves on the card they send their numerous friends, in Canada and world wide. E.g. last year, we saw them shopping and wearing T-shirts with the text ‘Mah-Jongg Sets Wanted’. This year, they pose behind some of their most beautiful mah-jongg cases.

Thank you so much for your faithful Season’s Greetings, Lila and Allan. Mahjong News seizes the opportunity to share your pretty card with all mahjong friends on the globe who are the visitors of the Independent Internet Mahjong Newspaper: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


‘What does EMA gain by ending MJT partnership?’

SAN DIEGO - What does EMA gain by ending up the cooperation with MahjongTime in MORSE tournaments? Slava Novozhenya, president of MahjongTime, still does not understand.
Last week, the European Mahjong Association broke off the cooperation with MahjongTime in organizing online mahjong tournaments, because this internet mahjong server had cancelled the German Online Open Championship, which was scheduled for November 7~8. Earlier, talks between the Dutch Mahjong Association and MahjongTime about MJT sponsoring the World Mahjong Championship were suspended.

Slava NovozhenyaBut Mr. Novozhenya does not see any link between the two: the sponsor contract, and the cooperation in MORSE (the Mahjong Online Ranking System Europe).

So now he asks the visitors of MahjongNews to give their opinions. "MahjongNews readers could lead EMA to make right decisions", he says.

His question to the visitors of MahjongNews is:


"What does EMA gain by ending our partnership agreement before its expiration date? Is this decision fair for EMA players, who lost MORSE tournaments?"


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Comments (3)Comments are closed
1Sunday, 15 November 2009 14:46
Martin Scheichenbauer
Nothing.
2Tuesday, 17 November 2009 02:27
Benjamin
Clearly they don't literally have anything to gain, but from reading the other articles on this site, the problem seems a little bit more complicated than the question posed by the headline of this article. This online newspaper is free to write whatever it wants and quote whomever it wants, but when it publishes an article only quoting a source on one side of an issue *and has a banner-ad by that same source on the same webpage as the article*, one starts to wonder about its objectivity.
3Tuesday, 17 November 2009 17:15
Sylvain Malbec
As said in another article ( http://www.mahjongnews.com/en/index.php/nieuws/reports/436-mjtproblems.html), EMA have trouble to get answers from MJT.
If EMA have something to gain, it's make MJT react and communicate with them.
It would be better if they react by friendly speach, and not try to turn players against EMA. Giving arguments in favor of MJT will be great too, but they didn't seem to find any.

Pointing out there is no alternative servers for now* is not a argument to justify a partnership.

*I mean in English and with Chinese Official rules.
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