London, July 23 : Single Brit women want to date builders rather than bankers, a dating website has found.
The change in the trend, uncovered by dating website mysinglefriend. com, has been found to be the result of the current economic climate.
Girls are opting for men with stability as the recession hits the dating scene.
Brickies, plumbers, sparkies and carpenters are in serious demand.
And bankers are so embarrassed about their profession that they are deleting their job titles from their dating profiles.
According to official reports, the Bank of Montreal is taking hundreds of people, including 17 lawyers, to court on allegations of mortgage investment fraud.
The bank's suit alleges fraudsters in Western Canada set up an elaborate scheme involving straw buyers set up to purchase a homes at grossly inflated prices.
It was also reported that the buyer's financial documents in straw-buying schemes are often fraudulent, as well. The buyers are, essentially, lending their names and credit to the transaction and the homes are sold quickly, realizing a second profit.
Oslo - Some 150 people were evacuated early Friday after a landslide hit a small community in Gudbrandsdalen, some 350 kilometres north-west of Norway's capital Oslo, officials said.
Two buildings were swept away by the landslide but no-one was injured, police told Norwegian broadcaster NRK.
A section of the E6 highway was also closed off by the landslide that was estimated to be 50 metres wide and 300 metres long.
As a precaution, police and emergency services evacuated some 50 nearby houses in Otta.
Police said several other minor landslides had occurred in recent days. The ground was soaked after heavy rains. (dpa)
Wheat yesterday traded with the negative node and settled -0.59% down at 1337 on profit booking after prices gained on expected rise in shipments. India has surplus wheat and was struggling to export as prices in the overseas markets were not attractive. Fearing damage due to rain, nearly half of the 6.6 million tonnes (MT) of wheat stored in open spaces in Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh have been moved to safe places and the remaining will also be shifted by next month. The government is grappling with the problem of plenty as its godowns are overflowing with over 82 MT of foodgrains against the storing capacity of 64 MT.
London - During his recent visit to Indonesia, Prince Charles watched a traditional dance about two rival women fighting over their royal lover.
The performance was based on the legend of princesses from Java and China who battled to the death over a Javanese King.
The two barefoot women dressed in ornate costumes circled each other slowly, moving with stylized hand gestures and leg placements as a traditional orchestra played.
The dance ends with the Javanese princess killing her rival.
India tennis stars including Somdev Devvarman, Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi have faced drop in their respective rankings in the latest ATP and WTA rankings issued on Tuesday.
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has slipped to 85th position in the women's singles category while she retained her 37th rank in the women's doubles category. Sania had crashed out in the second round of Wimbledon championship due to which she lost seven places.
Somdev's ranking has dropped to 153rd place while Bhupathi slipped one spot to be at ninth position in the men's doubles rankings.
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Tuesday saw Microsoft releasing a patch with the aim to fix a serious vulnerability in PowerPoint that had already led to exploits.
Though the vulnerability has been rated as important for Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007, it has been listed as critical for Office 2000.
It should be noted though that the basis of targeted attacks had already been formed by the hole, persuading Microsoft to come out with a warning last month.
London, June 16 : The black cape worn by Christopher Lee in the 1958 hit Dracula is set to go under the hammer and is expected to fetch more than 30,000 pounds.
The woollen cape is presently in possession of Angels The Costumiers, which has 250 lots of film and TV costumes in its archive.
Angels chairman explained that the company's warehouse was "approaching capacity, "and hence, putting the items for sale, reports the BBC.
According to a new report, majority of the lung cancer patients in UAE smoke cigarettes or shisha and the only way to address the issue is to quit the habit.
A report by the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies of Dubai on World Cancer Day on Saturday showed that cancer is the third largest cause of deaths in the UAE. It also found that the disease causes more deaths than heart disease or traffic accidents.
Aamir Khan, the man who never goes wrong with his choice of roles and films is ready to embark yet again as a cop in his next project with director Reema Kagti.
As earlier reports have suggested that the perfectionist star is going to be seen as a cop after quite sometime after Sarfarosh, as he has not appeared in this sort of a look ever again.
Indian stock markets declined on Friday on account of profit booking and FII redemption.
The BSE Sensex lost 441 points to end the week at 18,008, whilst the broad-based Nifty dropped 131 points to shut the shop below 5,400 levels.
The Nifty has dropped below the 5,400 levels for the first time during the last six months. On July 30, 2010 the Nifty ended at 5,367.60.
Market analysts stated that the decline was not unexpected as shareholders are eyeing to book profit at every chance.
The Sensex ended 359 points up on Thursday.