site is an Award Winner!
2002-2003 Golden Web Award Golden Web Award Certificate.
Email as follows received this
week "Congratulations! Southport
Reporter has been reviewed and chosen to bear the 2002-2003 Golden
Web Award. If this section has been checked, you will find
the address below where you may pick up your award.
Note: As a recipient of the prestigious Golden Web Award, we
invite you to join your fellow webmasters and designers in over
"130" countries worldwide, by becoming a respected
Professional Member of the International Association of Web
Masters & Designers: ......"
web page has won this award.
Well you would think we would be pleased. Well, this
one is really a sales ploy as so many of the awards you see on the net
Often awards like this one are given out as a way of creating
this one we got a free logo for on the web page as shown above
and if we wanted to pay, we could get a certificate! Well we decided to
pay, just to show you all what it looks like. For a small fee of
$17.95, we were awarded a certificate.
In the email it says "You and Your Staff at Southport
Reporter have Obviously Worked Very Hard - Proudly Display Your Award
- AT YOUR BUSINESS, HOME or OFFICE: For Your Clients, Colleagues
and Friends to Admire Golden Web Award Certificates
(suitable for framing) Available for only $17.95 by visiting:
....... " All we say is, beware
of claims made by web-pages that display
awards. Of course, for some this may be their only way of
achieving the recognition they crave..! We often find amateur builders find this type of
award a good ploy to get others, who do not know much about the
internet to think their page is the best. We are all aware that
there are people around in other walks of life, whose 'degrees' and
'professional accreditations' come by the dollar! This is another scam
of that ilk. The company awarding this award does have a correspondence course on
it to improve your ability to work with WebPages, but this can be done
by reading and also by hundreds of courses on offer at colleges and
through places like Pitmans in Southport. We have not tried this
course that is on offer, but we would suggest that before parting with
your hard-earned cash for any
correspondence course, you check it out thoroughly This awards site does have its bonuses as well, so it is
not all bad, but it is more to the builder's advantage
than the visitor's, as it is not a truly objective assessment of
any site, because of the cash involved seems to be the
prime criterion involved for the receipt of the certificate and
advertisement of their site through the logo .
- Cubs Visit
Formby Fire Station!
This week the 1st Formby
scout Group visited Formby Fire Station. The firemen
showed the cubs how the hose works and also what is carried on
the fire engine.
- Singles - Natalie Imbruglia
After recent attempts at angst, Miss Imbruglia
now returns to the slightly more upbeat pop ballad.
Flimsy as ever, this song will appeal to those who appreciate
'middle of the road' and desperately average songs accompanied
by breathy vocals. Someone should explain to her that
trying to play the innocent, naive card after you're 30 is
quite embarrassing. "Didn't wanna leave you
with the wrong impression", she sweetly sings.
Really? You could've fooled us. Her worse single to
- Albums - Chemical
With Us" (Virgin)
- The new Chemical Brothers
album is a source of concern to me. The whole thing
seems less aggressive. Even the title seems less of an
order and more of a request than 2000's Surrender.
Although the outright aggression has moved out of the
foreground, we have been left with a record that has been
written for the dance floor rather than the radio. With
expansive production, such as seen on previous tracks Let
Forever Be and Block Rocking Beats, taking a back seat, a more
stripped sound takes center stage. With fewer samples,
and much heavier use of sequencers and drum machines, there is
an 'old-skool' feel to this record, reflecting the current
retrospective stance in dance music: looking back to the rave
scene of the early 90's for inspiration. Other influences come
through though. In many places, this album is
reminiscent of Radiohead's Kid A, and in others, especially on
track 7, The State We're In, there are echoes of Bristolian
trip-hop, such as Portishead and Massive Attack.
However, the main thrust of this album is firmly into shaking
booty on the floor of a club. In going back to their
roots, the chemicals have returned to doing what they always
did best; making some fine dance music.
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