Léon-Robert de L’Astran, an 18th-century shipowner, was praised for his noble refusal to participate in the slave trade. Sadly, however, it seems that he existed only as an internet hoax — duping Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, for three years, along with Ségolène Royal and others.
BlackBerry has long been left in the shade by more sexy mobile rivals including Apple and Samsung, despite having got there first. But the company’s results, released today, seem to show that the company is slowly on its way back.
Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.
From a refugee camp to suburban Maryland, familes helped by the IRC share their stories of making a fresh start in the United States
Robin Allan, chairman of the independent explorers' association Brindex and Premier Oil executive, said today that at current oil prices it is ‘almost impossible to make money’.