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Southport Reporter

Edition No. 84

Date:- 24 January 2003

 VIP Tickets....  Now in Week 3

Counting down.  Who will win?

Agreement signed for nationwide mapping data supply.
Report with thanks to the Ordnance Survey.

DEVELOPERS have got the British and Channel Isles covered Great Britain's national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, has signed an historic agreement giving its Developer Partners access to sample data for the whole of the British Isles, including the Channel Islands. The agreement - with Ordnance Survey Ireland, Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man government and the States of Jersey and Guernsey - opens up exciting new opportunities for Partners developing mapping-based applications and solutions.

Ordnance Survey's Developer Programme offers a year-long contract to individuals or organisations who want to develop a product or data solution that is based on geographical information. Developers are provided with large amounts of sample data over the web at minimal cost, and receive full technical support from Ordnance Survey during the year. Innovators can work with the data and even pilot the final product with test groups, as long as they do not sell it. At the end of the development period, developers may go on to become fully licensed commercial partners and market their application. 
The new move now means that developers can work not only with data for Great Britain, but also the rest of the British Isles including the Channel Islands under a single licence through Ordnance Survey. For a nominal fee developers can receive up to £40 000 worth of sample data for Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey. 

Director General and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey, Vanessa Lawrence, said 
"We are delighted to have signed this agreement with mapping agencies and governments across the British Isles. Our Partners will now be able to develop their ideas through a much simpler process and have access to a wider range of quality data than ever before."

Job adverts:-

PART Time Staff required, for phototropic processing shop in Southport, must be of smart appearance, and preferably have sales and retail experience. Full training will be given. Please call in to the shop for an application form. Max Spielmann, 31 London St, Southport.

MORNING Cleaners Required in Southport Town Centre.  Please contact Jenny on 0161 794 1970 for more information and to apply.

Christ Church (Lord St.)
Southport Activates for 2003.

Tuesday's 9:30 Babes and Biles
11:15 Grapevine Snack-Bar
11:30 Art Group
12:00 Music Appreciation
1:00 Holy Communion
2:00 Tuesday at Two (Mixed program for l ages)
6:00 Brownies and Guides

Wednesday's 10:30 Take-a-Brake
1:00 Mid Week Music
2:00 Home Group (Bible Study)
8:00 Home Group (Bible Study)

Thursday's 10:30 Take-a-Brake
1:15 - 2:45 "ABC" Toddler Group
5:15 Kids Club (5 to 11's)
6:30 Worskip Dance Club (7 to 11's)

Friday's 7:30 Prayer Time
10:30 Take-a-Break
10:30 Home Group
7:30 Youth Group

Prayer Times:- Tuesday at 12:00 noon and Friday at 7:30am

Sunday's 9:30 Sunday Worship (More familiar in content)
11:00 Creche and activities for children and young people.
6:00 Prayer and Praise
8:00 Focus (Young People's Group)
8:30 20's and 30's Group

Vicar Rev Stewart Reid.

VIP Competition Questions.  Set 3.

YOU CAN WIN WITH SOUTHPORT REPORTER!

WELL it is nearly all over now. Son you could be the winner! This is the question for all of you who did register. 

Question 7. A little known fact Southport's Lord Street ... Lord Street was constructed before the Emperor of France redesigned Paris in 1851, with the help of Baron Georges Haussmann. What town did Haussmann stay in that inspired his new vision?

Question 8. In the 19th Century, Southport was built up rapidly on coastal dunes. It was developed from a small fishing settlements. What metropolitan area is Southport now in?

Question 9. What is the major port near Southport?

We have to also say, if you did not get to enter this competition, don't panic, we have more goodies to give a way! 

Photographs by Patrick Trollope.

Toxteth to reflect its musical talent.
Report by Dom Bommer.
 
A SHOWCASE hosted by Toxteth based group Pool Reflections is to display 10 acts from Liverpool's hip-hop community. 

The Picket venue will embrace 'Comin' Home' on January 31, a culmination of a project organised by Tony Lawson and Nikki Layden. The band are set to stage a promotional set of an album which includes local artists which is due out in mid-February via Chilli Disc and Urban Nomadic productions.

Musically, the hip-hop scene may not as yet have made its mark on Liverpool. But the first release of such an album in which a tale of poet Langston Hughes, who in the 1940's wrote a poem entitled, 'Comin' Home' - The tale of a victorious GI returning to America after World War two hoping for a better life for all people, is set to reclaim the origins of this musical genre itself.

It is viewed as an exciting message that relays the positive aspects of the Toxteth community and its talent. Layden said of the release, "This is the first hop-hop compilations album to come out of the Toxteth community, there was just no vehicle to transport it to a wider stage. Pool Reflections is that platform which highlights what hip-hop is about."
 
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