BBC shuts down failed £150m online service

Posted by matthew on Mar 15, 2007 in education

An amazing amount of public money appears to have gone to waste after a flood of complaints to the BBC over its BBC Jam service. The BBC Trust released a statement, saying, “Despite a rigorous approval process… BBC Jam has continued to attract complaints from the commercial sector about the parameters of its activities.”

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Sponsor Me!

Posted by matthew on Mar 2, 2007 in dance

On Saturday the 17th of March, I’m going to be taking part in a dance marathon. 8 hours of non-stop swing dancing, all in the aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. So, I know what you’re thinking. Why am I telling you, the Internet, about this spectacular dance charity event? I’m glad you asked. I’m telling you because you can be involved even if you can’t be there, just by sponsoring me! Donating online is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor the event. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you. At present there is no cure for cystic fibrosis, but the fautly gene has been identified and doctors and scientists are working to find ways of repairing or replacing it. One of the main objectives of the CF Trust is to fund this work.