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Running taps has trickle effect on water

written by Naomi_Richardson
13.01.10 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Insurance company FBD got a rap over the knuckles for suggesting that householders leave their taps trickling all night in order to prevent their pipes from freezing in a pre-Christmas blog. Dublin City Council said the actions of FBD Insurance were "just not acceptable" when everyone nationwide is being urged to conserve water, the Irish Independent reports.

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Which financial bubble will go pop next?

written by Alex

We all like to think we're smart and can see trouble ahead. So how come no-one spotted the largest bubble of them all? The biggest financial crisis since 1929 has affected everyone around the world, a massive bubble that blew spectacularly. We knew house prices were over-valued. We knew mortgage lending from banks was reaching ridiculous levels

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Article 08.12.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

New airline could slash costs of transatlantic travel

written by Siobhan_Norton

Transatlantic airfares could drop by 30pc - that's if a proposed new airline poised to take advantage of the current market crises takes off. There is a “two-year window of opportunity” to establish a Dublin-based low-cost carrier on transatlantic routes, according to a report published by Bloxham Stockbrokers. Bloxham aviation analyst Joe Gill said a low-fares transatlantic service would undercut fares offered by flag carriers by 30pc.

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Article 30.11.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

This week's uchoose news round up

written by Naomi_Richardson

Here's one less reason to feel guilty about watching TV. UPC, parent company of Chorus ntl is introducing a programme to reduce energy consumption of its digital TV set-top boxes. In cooperation with its vendor Thomson, UPC is introducing a next generation of energy saving green set-top boxes. This initiative fits within UPC’s climate challenge programme which is designed to reduce carbon emissions.

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Article 05.11.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

The uchoose news round up

written by Siobhan_Norton

A new website will bring social networking to third-level researchers, the business community and state bodies, the Sunday Business Post reports

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Article 14.09.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

The uchoose news round up

written by Siobhan_Norton

The Sunday Business Post takes a look at the WiMax network newcomer which will offer nationwide speeds of 10Mbs, rising to 40Mbs within a year.

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Article 07.09.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

The uchoose news round up

written by Siobhan_Norton

In this week's Tribune, Eamon McGrane looks at illegal downloading, and confesses his own dirty little secret

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Article 31.08.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Stay one step ahead of the scammers

written by Rob_Cumiskey

In June, Bord Gais had four laptops with 75,000 customers bank account details stolen from its premises. This alert reminds us all of the importance of protecting our personal data.

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Article 26.08.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

The uchoose news round up

written by Siobhan_Norton

Saturday's Guardian has some tips on not getting conned by online fraudsters. Phishing has branched out from email to text message and voicemail

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Article 24.08.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

The uchoose news round up

written by Siobhan_Norton

The Irish Examiner reports that Google is to include in its database the full text from the world's leading five libraries.

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Article 17.08.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments
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