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Playing with my site

A short time ago I had my main site englishisin.com moved over to a swish new server.  But, despite the new server, it seemed to load even more slowly than before.  This evening I have carried out a few modifications to the Joomla! backend in the hope of speeding it up a bit.  If you have spare moment maybe you could click here and then kindly let me know how long it takes before the site comes up on screen.  Thanks a bundle.

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Stop reading, start speaking

Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.

I hope it appears a little more quickly than recently, and I suspect that the culprits are Google Analytics, Platial Map and the rss feeds for pod casts.

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Is Walter Veltroni Still an MP?

Walter Veltroni was the leader of the Italian Partito Democratico – Democratic Party, until he was ousted in favour of one Dario Franceschini.


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