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02/03/15
« on: Monday, 02 March, 2015 @ 02:10:54 »
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'I get paid £3,706 a year to heat my home – here's how'
The Thomas family earn an income by heating their bungalow with 'green' devices. Are the Government payouts on renewables about to shrink?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/energy-bills/11433858/I-get-paid-3706-a-year-to-heat-my-home-heres-how.html

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Re: 02/03/15
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 02 March, 2015 @ 03:21:08 »
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Greece is being forced into purgatory to save the euro
The current priority is boosting Greece’s actual growth rate now – and that is all about demand
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11443653/Greece-is-being-forced-into-purgatory-to-save-the-euro.html

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Re: 02/03/15
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 02 March, 2015 @ 08:46:52 »
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Greece is being forced into purgatory to save the euro
The current priority is boosting Greece’s actual growth rate now – and that is all about demand
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11443653/Greece-is-being-forced-into-purgatory-to-save-the-euro.html

This guy talks a lot of sense! Many have been disappointed by Syriza's position on the recent negotiations, but then they couldn't have hoped for any more. Perhaps they were more cunning than we suppose and it was a way of buying time for the inevitable!

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Re: 02/03/15
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 02 March, 2015 @ 11:37:23 »
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AVG Reveals Invisibility Glasses at Pepcom Barcelona

AVG is always looking for ways to help people protect and secure their online identities and this year at Pepcom in Barcelona, we’re excited to reveal a pair of invisibility glasses.

Through a mixture of technology and specialist materials, privacy wearables such as invisibility glasses can make it difficult for cameras or other facial recognition technologies to get a clear view of your identity.
http://now.avg.com/avg-reveals-invisibility-glasses-at-pepcom-barcelona/

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'Jihadi John' might like a pair

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« Reply #4 on: Monday, 02 March, 2015 @ 11:56:43 »
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World's first lagoon power plants unveiled in UK

Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons have been unveiled in the UK.

The six lagoons - four in Wales and one each in Somerset and Cumbria - will capture incoming and outgoing tides behind giant sea walls, and use the weight of the water to power turbines.

A £1bn Swansea scheme, said to be able to produce energy for 155,000 homes, is already in the planning system.

Energy Secretary Ed Davey says he wants to back the project.

The cost of generating power from the Swansea project will be very high, but the firm behind the plan says subsequent lagoons will be able to produce electricity much more cheaply.

It says the series of six lagoons could generate 8% of the UK's electricity for an investment of £30bn.

As well as Swansea, the proposed lagoon sites are Cardiff, Newport, and Colwyn Bay in Wales; Bridgwater in Somerset; and West Cumbria.

Each will require engineering on a grand scale. In Swansea, the sea wall to contain the new lagoon will stretch more than five miles and reach more than two miles out to sea.

Power firms also like the idea of lagoons-energy because, unlike power from the sun and wind, it is predictable.

Turbines capture energy from two incoming and two outgoing tides a day, and are expected to be active for an average of 14 hours a day.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31682529

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Re: 02/03/15
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 02 March, 2015 @ 13:27:19 »
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Queen's new portrait for coins revealed by Royal Mint

Coins carrying the design will now begin being struck, the Royal Mint said.

However, it might take a short time for the coins to begin to filter through into people's change as new coins tend to be delivered to cash centres and banks in the first instance.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/queen-elizabeth-II/11443933/Queens-new-portrait-for-coins-revealed-by-Royal-Mint.html

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Re: 02/03/15
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 02 March, 2015 @ 13:32:24 »
And new drachma notes for Greece...

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Greece's new currency designs are ready. The green 50 drachma note features Cornelius Castoriadis, the Marxisant philosopher and sworn enemy of privatisation.

The Nobel poet Odysseus Elytis - voice of Eastward-looking Hellenism - honours the 200 note. The bills rise to 10,000 drachma, a wise precaution lest there is a hyperinflationary shock as Greece breaks out of its debt-deflation trap at high velocity.

The amateur blueprints are a minor sensation in Greek artistic circles. They are only half in jest.

Greece's Syriza radicals have signed a fragile ceasefire with the eurozone's creditor powers. Few think this can last as escalating deadlines reach their kairotic moment in June.

Each side has agreed to a deception with equal cynicism, knowing that the interim deal evades the true nature of Greece's crisis and cannot bridge the immense political divide.

They have bought time, but not much. "I am the finance minister of a bankrupt country," says Yanis Varoufakis.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11441482/Humiliated-Greece-eyes-Byzantine-pivot-as-crisis-deepens.html

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« Reply #7 on: Monday, 02 March, 2015 @ 13:37:13 »
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French factory decline even worse than Greece
New orders dry up and overseas demand falls, as output contracts in France at an even faster rate than in troubled Greece

By contrast, a stronger rise in new business helped output at German manufacturers expand for the 22nd consecutive month in February.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11444091/French-factory-decline-even-worse-than-Greece.html

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« Reply #8 on: Monday, 02 March, 2015 @ 14:11:48 »
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Government probe into online reviews

The Competition and Markets Authority has launched a probe into online review sites to check the information posted is 'genuine, relevant and trustworthy'.

Hotels and tour operators have previously complained about fictitious or malicious reviews posted by customers or rivals.
http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2015646

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Re: 02/03/15
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 02 March, 2015 @ 16:37:38 »
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Greece has alternative ways to cover its funding needs for March, a finance ministry official told Reuters on Monday, without specifying the options at hand.

Shut out of debt markets and faced with a steep fall in tax revenues, Athens is expected to run out of cash by the middle or end of March. It must repay a 1.5 billion euro IMF this month.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/02/eurozone-greece-idUSA8N0VM01T20150302


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