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World Cup 2014: USA goalie Tim Howard for US Secretary of Defence

goalkeeper Tim Howard, who pulled off a record-setting 16 saves in a 1-2 World Cup loss against Belgium, was momentarily named Secretary of Defence on Wikipedia as an enthusiastic fan edited the Wikipedia entry.In praise of Howard, someone changed the Wikipedia entry for Chuck Hagel to show that Howard is the US secretary of defence, and it exploded all over the internet. The entry was changed to Hagel...
Source : IBNLive |
Category : Sports | City : Washington

Wikipedia 'Draft' Feature Encourages New Writers To Create Articles

Wikipedia has introduced a new feature to encourage the creation of new articles called "Drafts," which will allow users to make changes and seek the advice of editors before adding to the free online encyclopedia.Wikipedia has added a new feature to make it easier for users to save and then edit an article before publishing. Called “Draft,” the new feature reverses earlier decisions by Wikipedia to...
Category : Business

Singapore Budget 2014: Water-efficiency measures mandated for large users

water. -- ST FILE PHOTO: DESMOND FOOAs Singapore grapples with a dry spell, it is enhancing measures to get large water users to save...
Source : Straits Times |
Category : International

Thames Water's attempt to hike bills are slapped down by Ofwat

Phew! Millions saved from 8% water bill rise as Thames Water's attempt to hike costs are slapped down by regulatorMillions of households have been saved from an eye-watering water bill hike after Thames Water’s attempt to increase bills was thwarted by the regulator.Thames Water was attempting to slap an extra £29 on customers’ water bills next year.But today water regulator Ofwat refused Thames Water’s...
Source : dailymail |
Category : Business

Homeowner fed-up with 'rip-off' water rates has his mains supply switched off because it is cheaper

Homeowner fed up with 'rip-off' water rates has his mains supply switched off because it is cheaper to use bottled MINERAL WATERMoney-saving: Lee Beaumont demanded his mains water was stopped after realising he could save cash by using bottled mineral waterA money saving expert has had his mains water supply shut off after realising it was cheaper if he used mineral water instead.Lee Beaumont does...
Source : dailymail |
Category : International

Siddha launches save water initiative

28 : Real estate major, Siddha Group as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaign to save water resources for the betterment of flora and fauna recently launched its initiative 'Save Our Water Bodies' at the Nature Study Park, here.'Save Our Water Bodies' was inaugurated in association with Kolkata Municipal Corporation and NGO Concern for Calcutta.Eying the need for sustainable m...
Source : Newkerala |
Category : Cricket | City : Kolkata

HUDA not to allow use of tap water for parks in Gurgaon

intention to save water this summer, Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has ordained the horticulture department to place a full stop on using tap water to nourish parks in Gurgaon.HUDA has told the horticulture department to rather use the sewage water for the same. According to HUDA, this will save 12 lakh litres of drinking water every day and thus, will help in increasing the water supply...
Source : Merinews |
Category : National

Here Is a Method That Is Helping Renters Save Money

Whether you’re responsible for your utilities and want to save money or your landlord covers your water bill but you want to conserve, there are lots of ways to save on your water bill. Many of them are very creative and incredibly effective. It’s important to save water wherever you can, even if you’re not paying for it yourself.Making better choices when you’re cleaning will help as well. If you...
Source : Forbes |
Category : Personal Finance

PR Company Says It Was Demonized By The World's Biggest Internet Encyclopedia

few months ago, Wikipedia's parent entity, The Wikimedia Foundation, set about "condemning the black hat practice of paid advocacy editing and sockpuppeting on Wikipedia,"Getting paid to write a Wikipedia article can be a violation of Wikipedia's terms, a Wikipedia editorIt is a particular violation when that paid editing is coming from fake accounts, known as "sockpuppets" or from real accounts owned...
Source : News Times |
Category : Business

Soon self-cleaning dishware to make kitchen chores history

Swedish design studio has come up with a unique dishware that repels dirt and water and would save a lot of kitchen time....
Source : Webindia123 |
Category : National
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