- Re-wiring a house – what to expect
Like any retrofit installation, re-wiring a property can be a tricky task. Unlike most other home improvement projects this affects the house in its entirety. And that means absolutely every single room, and everything in them; walls, ceilings, floors…you name it. I got a very tangible reminder of this hanging new curtain poles. You may ask what relevance does curtains have in connection with re-wiring, so I better start from the beginning.
When we had decided to buy a house, one of the key questions we asked from the sellers was if the properties had been re-wired. It was essential piece of information since we understood the high cost involved in, first of the actual electrical work, but also repairing the damage left by the tradesmen. Don’t get me wrong, my intention is not to blame electricians, the destruction caused to the house is just the nature and by-product of the invasive operation of re-wiring. Eventually, however, our preferred future home turned out to run with antiquated electrical wiring, and we decided to go for it. At least our eyes were open when we made that decision, but still, I doubt we had quite managed to visualise the consequences.
- Skyrocketing India CEO salaries under scanner
Decision by country's richest man to forego millions in a salary hike has some questioning if others should follow suit
A decision by India's richest man to forgo millions of dollars in salary has brought the sensitive issue of exorbitant CEO pay back to the realm of public debate.
- EU ends Syria arms embargo talks without deal
Austria says foreign ministers fail to reach agreement on whether to arm rebels when sanctions expire this week
European Union nations have failed to reach an agreement on whether to arm Syria's rebels when an embargo expires at the end of this week, Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger said.
- Protests over murdered British soldier, pressure on Cameron
Around a thousand far-right protesters shouting "Muslim killers, off our streets" marched through central London on Monday against a backdrop of swelling anti-Muslim feeling following the killing of a British soldier last week.
Lee Rigby, a 25-year-old soldier, was hacked to death in broad daylight in a south London street by two men who said they killed him in the name of Islam. The attack has shocked Britain and stirred an anti-Muslim backlash, including attacks on mosques.
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- London attacker British, of Nigerian origin - source
The UK will "never give in to terror or terrorism", Prime Minister David Cameron has said, following the killing of a serving soldier in south-east London on Wednesday afternoon.
British authorities have established that one and possibly both of the men who hacked a soldier to death on a London street was born in Britain of Nigerian descent, a source with knowledge of the investigation said on Thursday.
Local media named the man who was definitely born in the country as 28-year-old Michael Adebolajo and said police raided the home of his Nigerian family in a village near the eastern English city of Lincoln. Both men appeared to have converted to Islam from Christian immigrant backgrounds, British media said.