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Posted on 2:48am Sunday 7th Mar 2010
French Roman Catholic Bishops have criticised an automated phone service on which Catholics can confess their sins.
Callers to The Line of the Lord are advised:
" For advice on confessing, press one. To confess, press two. To listen to some confessions, press three. "
The service will tackle only small sins, for mortal sins, it advises callers to contact a parish priest.
Posted on 2:27am Sunday 7th Mar 2010
Michael Foot died on Wednesday, at the age of 96.
Whilst he never became a British Prime Minister, he was a great speaker and politician.
Foot was the fifth of seven children. His father was a prosperous Plymouth Solicitor. He was educated at Leighton Park and went to Wadham College, Oxford where he read Political Studies and Economics.
In the House of Commons, Foot swiftly became known as a passionate speaker and socialist.
He will be greatly missed, if only for the short donkey jacket he wore to the Cenotaph for the wreathing ceremony in 1981.
Posted on 8:29am Friday 5th Mar 2010
The House of Lords have passed an amendment which will see a restriction introduced which will affect video - sharing sites being blocked in the UK.
The change grants TV and music companies the right to demand their material is taken down.
If the request is refused, they can take their challenge to court, where high legal costs will make it pointless to launch a defense.
Critics say the Digital Economy Bill is a blow to web freedom and gives too much power to large entertainment companies.
Under the new law, copyright holders must ask internet service providers and the website itself to remove the material or any links to other sites hosting it.
If it is not taken down, a court order can force the internet service provider to block the site.
The amendment is aimed at websites with " substantial" amounts of material protected by copyright.
Critics say the law, which is due to be passed in April, is unclear about what "substantial" means and that it is unfair to block an entire site over a few minor breaches.
Internet service providers could shut out a site rather than risk the high legal costs of defending a case.
An injunction would only be granted where a website had been warned repeatedly of video - sharing copyright breaches.
See http://www.notaryengland.co.uk for more information.
Posted on 7:30am Wednesday 3rd Mar 2010
Have a look at the following ice hockey game links and let me know what you think?