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2011-01-21 10:10:00

The "World" project "” an artificial archipelago of 300 small islands arranged in the shape of a world map "” is sinking back into the sea, according to evidence presented to a property tribunal in the emirate, the Telegraph reports. Only one of the islands is inhabited, and the financial crisis has halted work on the project. The "Ëœglobe' effect is most impressive when spotted by satellite, but visitors to Dubai who scale the Burg Khalifa - the tallest building in the...

2009-07-06 09:46:22

A Scottish man has broken the world's record for running while on fire, witnesses said. Keith Malcolm, a nurse from Aberdeen, Scotland, set himself ablaze and ran 259 feet, beating the old record of 227 feet, Sunday at the Alton & North East Hampshire Agricultural Show, in Alton, England, The Daily Telegraph reported. The stunt was aimed at raising money for cancer research. Malcolm had a team from the Hampshire Fire and Rescue department standing by as he sprinted in a ball of fire while...

2009-06-04 06:27:00

LONDON, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Demotix, the award-winning user-generated newswire, has signed an exclusive deal with the Telegraph website for its Widget. The Telegraph, with the UK's biggest broadsheet web audience and over 23 million unique viewers in April 09, is carrying the Demotix Widget on its World News page. It joins Le Monde in France, Lebanon's Future News, and the Himalayan Times of Nepal. The Demotix Widget features the best daily stories from Demotix' 5,600 users...

2009-05-22 22:47:25

A New Hampshire police officer looking at a surveillance camera's record of a bank robbery thought he saw a familiar face under a layer of surgical tape. Steven Colantonio, 49, of Nashua was arrested early Thursday and could face federal charges, The Nashua Telegraph reported. St. Mary's Bank in Nashua was robbed Wednesday afternoon. Tellers there said a man with surgical tape covering much of his face walked in and told them to give him money. The man did not display a weapon or claim to...

2009-03-06 21:42:45

The British girl group The Mentalists, used iPhones instead of musical instruments to perform a cover version of the song Kids, The Telegraph said. The unsigned artists downloaded music software from the iTunes application store onto their iPhones and iPod touches, and then used the devices to simulate the sounds created by guitars, drums and synthesizers. The Telegraph said Friday The Mentalists' YouTube music video for the song has already gotten more than 115,000 hits. The group reportedly...

2009-01-13 01:26:00

SYDNEY, Australia, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Pagemasters, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Australian Associated Press (AAP), has been awarded a contract by the UK's biggest selling newspaper, The Daily Telegraph and sister title The Sunday Telegraph, to provide sub-editing for the newspapers' weekend supplements. The agreement with Telegraph Media Group (TMG), which will result in Pagemasters sub-editing 150 pages a week, is the fourth major sub-editing contract awarded to Pagemasters....

2008-08-07 12:01:12

Text of report headlined "UCIL mining boost for nuclear fuel" by Indian newspaper The Telegraph on 7 August [by Ankush Singh] Jamshedpur [in Jharkhand State, eastern India], 6 August: The East Singhbhum district administration has finally okayed a long- delayed mining lease for the Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL) opening up over 1,500 acres of virgin territory for the PSU [public sector undertaking] on the threshold of expanding its operations. UCIL, which had applied for the...

2008-08-06 09:00:45

By Dennis Grubaugh, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Aug. 6--ALTON -- Teamster members of four local concrete supply operations have a new three-year labor agreement on which to build. Workers overwhelmingly ratified their companies' offer during a vote Sunday, said Tom Pelot, secretary/treasurer and business representative with Teamsters Local 525. The workers are employed by Concrete Supply of Illinois, Kienstra of Illinois LLC, Red-E-Mix LLC and Ready Mix Service. They are stationed at...

2008-08-05 18:00:19

By Dennis Grubaugh, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Aug. 5--WILSONVILLE -- A burned-out house surrounded by drums of soil, scrap tires and assorted junk is being cleaned up by state authorities, and the property owner faces a costly bill as a result of inaction. The property at 306 Rice St. had become a neighborhood hazard that prompted a complaint to the state Environmental Protection Agency more than a year ago. Several months' worth of one-sided correspondence from the state led to a...

2008-08-03 12:00:29

By Maggie Borman, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Aug. 3--Ameren Illinois Utilities have lowered by millions of dollars their planned overall requests for electric and natural gas rate hikes, but the amount is still far higher than consumer groups are willing to support. The Illinois Commerce Commission, the state's utility industry regulator, must decide by Sept. 30 whether to grant the rate hike and surcharges. The company originally requested a $246.7 million rate hike and surcharges,...


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