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Mobile operator Orange bills French doctor €160,000 for one month of Internet use

Thursday, November 19, 2009 In a third case of staggering sums billed for “unlimited” Internet access reported this week, a French emergency-room doctor from Fontainebleau beats all records with a €159,212 (US$237,417) bill. The telephone-number-sized bill covers one month’s use of an unlimited 3G dongle on Orange‘s network; the beleaguered Dr Jean Spadaro has been […]

SAHTECH, SEMI, and Semiconductor Industry to promote “SEMI Safety Guideline” in Taiwan

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 “Localization of ‘SEMI Safety Guideline’”, executed by Safety and Health Technology Center of Taiwan (SAHTECH) and supervised by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), was announced today in Hsinchu, Taiwan. This localization included several fields on health and safety of semiconductor manufacturing, certification testing on electrical devices, evaluations on fire or […]

Former Satyam CEO Raju, his brother and CFO arrested and detained in profit-fraud scandal

Monday, January 12, 2009 Byrraju Ramalinga Raju, founder and chairman of Satyam Computer Services, and his brother, B. Rama Raju, the company’s managing director, were arrested late Friday by Andhra Pradesh police. The brothers were placed under judicial custody in a Hyderabad, India jail and will remain there until January 23. Facing charges of criminal […]

First winter snowfall in New Zealand

Saturday, June 4, 2005 Overnight Friday a Southerly storm brought snow to both the Southern Alps and the central North Island mountains of New Zealand for the first time this year, closing major roads and stranding travellers at the start of the Queens Birthday holiday weekend. Police and the AA urged motorists to drive with […]

UK MPs elect John Bercow as new Speaker of the House of Commons

Monday, June 22, 2009 Following the resignation of Speaker Michael Martin, which took effect yesterday, members of the House of Commons, the lower house of the British Houses of Parliament, today elected John Bercow as the new Speaker of the House. The three rounds of voting were held as a secret ballot of all Members […]

Accidental email brings product placement agency under fire

Sunday, September 21, 2008 An email accidentally sent to Jeff Crouse of the Anti-Advertising Agency recently brought the controversial techniques of the advertising firm Kluger Agency under fire. “I’m writing because we feel you may be a good company to participate in a brand integration campaign within the actual lyrics of one of the worlds […]

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Deadly fire below US President’s Trump Tower residence

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 On Saturday, the Trump Tower, in Midtown, New York City, caught fire shortly before 18:00 EST (2200 UTC) on the 50th floor, claiming the life of a 67-year-old resident, Todd Brassner, who lived in apartment 50C. All other residents were evacuated without incident. During the fire, six firefighters received non-life-threatening burns […]

Thousands of jobs to go at Corus

Sunday, January 25, 2009 International steel conglomerate Corus Group is to axe 3,500 jobs worldwide. Up to 2,000 jobs are to be lost in the former British Steel plants in the United Kingdom. Owner Tata Steel employs 42,000 people worldwide, with 24,000 being in the UK. Corus did not comment on the report so far, […]

Mouse makes nest in cash machine, eats money

Sunday, April 1, 2007 In Estonia, a mouse made its nest in a cash machine and spent the weekend eating tens of thousands of kroons in bank notes. The critter was discovered after a customer making a withdrawal got half-eaten bills from the machine. “ At some stage over the weekend the chewed money jammed, […]

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