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Online advertising budgets beat TV’s

September 30, 2009

For the first in UK business history, the total amount spent for internet advertising have overtaken the expenditure reserved for television marketing, according to a new study. The first half of the year saw a record £1.75 billion – almost 25% of the total advertising market in the UK - spent ...

Fake Charity Used Michael Jackson Name

September 30, 2009

The estate of Michael Jackson sued a purported charity this week in a federal court, claiming that under the pretext of soliciting donations, the organisation had used the pop star’s name and trademarks without receiving authorisation. The complaint states Melissa Johnson, director of the Heal the World Foundation in Palm Desert, ...

The timeline of a fleeing Roman Polanski

September 30, 2009

Film director Roman Polanski has been considered by prosecutors in California as a US citizen fleeing from American justice for three decades. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office recently released a timeline which shows how attempts were made to apprehend the talented film author in a series of countries including ...

Cirque du Soleil founder in space

September 30, 2009

Founder of Cirque du Soleil Guy Laliberté has blasted off for the International Space Station, becoming Canada’s first space tourist. The 50-year-old creator of the famous circus paid $35 million US to join cosmonaut Maxim Surayev and astronaut Jeffrey Williams for the journey to the station. He blasted off from the ...

Bush denied JK Rowling award because she ‘promoted witchcraft’

September 30, 2009

JK Rowling, bestselling author of the imaginative Harry Potter series, was denied the highest civilian honour in America because some people within the Bush administration believed her tales encouraged witchcraft. Matt Latimer, formerly employed as a speech writer for George W Bush, writes in his book 'Speechless: Tales of a White ...

UK children get swine-flu jab

September 29, 2009

Some UK schoolchildren have started to be inoculated with the swine-flu vaccine as tests get underway to decide which of two different medications act as a better drug. The kids, all aged from six months to 12 years, are set to attend one of five country wide centres, including London, Bristol, ...

Multi-millionaire avoiding jail with a nervous breakdown

September 29, 2009

A court has recently demanded a businessman to explain the sudden disappearance of his £400 million fortune following divorce proceeding from his wife. Officials now believe that the man has faked a nervous breakdown in order to escape a prison sentence, the High Court was informed yesterday. Scot Young, the businessman ...

Temperature jump of 4C has huge impact on humanity

September 29, 2009

At its current rate, global warming could precipitate a 4C jump in temperatures during this generation if nothing is done to control it, British researchers have warned during a series of talks concerning climate change yesterday. The Met Office Hadley Centre claim that increasing levels of toxic emissions, combined with 'feedbacks' ...

Gaddafi visits Venezuela shopping arcade

September 29, 2009

Col Muammar Gaddafi has proven that even a powerful and enigmatic world leader, even sometimes possessing the image of a ruthless one, can function and enjoy life like a normal human being. Indeed, the Libyan leader has made a surprise visit on the Venezuelan island of Margarita, where a proper shopping ...

Presidential palace offers help to Philippine flood victims

September 29, 2009

In the Philippines, hundreds of survivors of a flood crammed into the presidential palace yesterday after the President, Gloria Arroyo, opened the building normally housing government as a gesture to aid in the disaster relief efforts. Amongst the poorest people in Manila flocked to Malacanang Palace seeking any king of help. Ms ...

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