April 21st, 2004

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Calling you Norf Londoners!

dj_steve_rbn  has followed through on an idea we all chatted about before Shaun of the Dead a couple fo weeks ago. The finchleynotgoth LG group has been formed for all those 'honest to God I'm Not A Goth' types who live in Finchley, Barnet, Muswell Hill, and the surrounding areas so we can all natter away and organise our social calendars with more care :-p

If you live in our little part of 'Norf' London then please sign up. THIS LINK will take you to the main page!

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(News) Mars, The Worst Song Ever, Religion in Schools and Vanunu Released

Future human explorers on Mars may face five mile high, and highly electrically charged, dust storms and tornadoes, according to NASA scientists. Dust Storms May bedevil Mars Explorers (CNN On-Line;Wednesday 21st April 2004)

Continuing the space theme.... Satrships #1 1985 Single 'We Built This City' has been named THE WORST SONG EVER by Blender magazine. Now whilst I'm hardly a Starship fan (ok, yes, I did go and dance to it at the B-Movie 80's special) there are a hell of alot worse songs past and present. CNN is running a poll for you to choose which one of six tracks you think should be the worst song ever. Even then I think they're missing some dreadful ones. Anyway for the story check out What's The Worst Song of All-Time? (CNN On-Line; Wednesday 21st April 2004)

In England, the Chief Inspector of Schools has suggested dropping the legal obligation onschools to provide a daily act of collective worship. Apparently 76% of all secondary-schools are already not following these guidelines. Personally I do feel that religious School Assemblies are outdated these days. Britain is very much a multi-cultural country and the home of a wide avriety of different religious views. Having schools preach an overwhelmingly 'Christian' service is offensive to many who wither don't follow a religon or a non-Church of England one. We aren't a religous state (thank god!) and religion shouldn't play a part in non-denomination schools beyond the teaching of different belief systems. School 'daily worship' questioned. (BBC On-Line; Wednesday 21st April 2004)

One of the major news stories of the day is the release of Israeli Scientist Mordechai Vanunu after 18 years imprisonment for treason. Vanunu was the scientist responsible for alerting the world to the 'alledged' fact that Israel has nuclear arms and was pursuing a weapons of mass destruction program. Although he has been released Israeli authorities have slapped a lot of restrictions on him and have refused him a passport. 'Proud' Vanunu vows to fight on (BBC On-line; Wednesday 21st April 2004)

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Come on you Canaries!!!

Yay! My home football has just been promoted from Division 1 to be in the Premiership next season. Norwich City are guaranteed a top two finish now so automatic promotion is there's! It'll be good to see back in the top flight again.

The majority of my family are Ipswich Town supporters (I've always been the rebel ;-p) so they will be less than thrilled. Saying that, Ipswich are still in with a very good chance of getting a play-off place so we might see two East Anglian teams playing Premiership football again next season.

Me happy about this? Damn right!

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