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The E-Mail That Should Have Saved Lehman Brothers

The Wall Street Journal reports that, contrary to what former Lehman executives would have you believe, the New York Fed did give the firm the opportunity to borrow from the central bank on emergency terms on September 14th - the day Lehman filed for bankruptcy - provided it had the collateral.

Business Knowledge for IT in Insurance

As of January 2009, the quarterly survey from the CBI and PricewaterhouseCoopers showed a balance of +58% insurance companies planned to spend more on IT in the next 3 months. Should this trend continue, even in spite of the credit crunch, the Insurance industry will be a safe bet for IT professionals looking to further their careers.

Shock & Awe - The Greatest Fireworks Show on Earth

Very rarely has the description "Fireworks Spectacular" been so aptly used. Here's a video of the Oban Fireworks Display of 2011. A display which should have lasted 30 minutes ends up lasting just 50 seconds, and we're not treated to a single firework fizzling out, this is £6,000 worth of explosives being simultaneously deployed.

Dwarf Tossing - The Rules

Dwarf-tossing is outlawed in France and in several US states. A United Nations human rights committee ruled that the 'sport' is contrary to human dignity.

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