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Weekly News from Fyksland

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Monday, 31 March, 2008

Fyksland eyes info-tech pie

KAANSÄ (AP) - According to a recent report by Business Week, the costs of cooling data centres and providing them with operational power is growing, leading Fyksland to become a vanguard in the industry. Fyksland firms are courting Google and Microsoft to try and lure them to where energy is inexpensive and the climate is somewhat cooler. Fyksland offers cheap operating alternatives for data centres because of the abundance of hydroelectric and geothermal energy, a highly educated work force and a climate which makes cooling considerably more cost-efficient than in the U.S. Full story...

SvenesÆr launches internet check-in

KAANSÄ (AP) - SvenesÆr recently launcehd an online check-in service for its passenger at Skilig International in Kaansä. The announcement on the website of the national airline detailed how the new system would operate. Up to 24 hours before regular check-in time, passengers can log on to the website and type in their name and booking reference number to access the cabin seating plan. Passengers then choose their seating and print out a boarding pass, complete with barcode. Full story...

Tuesday, 1 April, 2008

Bankers reject claims that Fyksland in crisis

KAANSÄ (VKK) - International media coverage of Fyksland has been in a frenzy following speculation broke out this morning that the country is on the verge of economic collapse. American markets in the opened Tuesday sharply lower until they have learned that the alleged collapse was largely unfounded. The recent global financial turmoil has caused jitters in the market that reacts to every slight news of trouble. "The danger of things toppling over here is greatly exaggerated,” said Måt Odson, managing director of the Fyksian Board of Trade. Full story...

Wednesday, 2 April, 2008

NATO opens summit in Bucharest

BUCHAREST, Romania (VKK) - Prime Minister Rälin Hvåti is among the 26 other NATO member heads of state and government convening today in the Romanian capital for a three-day summit. The Alliance faces an unacknowledged, multidimensional crisis. On agenda are the US predicament in Iraq, the troubled financial systems on both sides of the Atlantic, record-high energy prices, and growing European reliance on Russian energy. Germany and France have campaigned against the Ukrainian and Georgian Membership Action Plans which the Hvåti government endorses. Full story...

Thursday, 3 April, 2008

Online travel sales to fly further in 2008

NIEKOPENHAAG, Jølantä (AP) - European e-commerce is set for another record year with 58 billion euros expected to change hands in online travel by the end of 2008. As increase of nearly 20% is predicted for this year as more and more travellers book their holidays online. Nordic travellers are expected to put out more than 6 billion over the internet this year, accounting for 11% of the total online travel market. Full story...

Friday, 4 April, 2008

NATO summit fails to mend divide

KAANSÄ (VKK) - The Bucharest NATO summit has wrapped up with mixed result. Germany and France have delayed US-backed Ukraine and Georgia membership decision until December. Canada has gotten the support their troops needed in Afghanistan from France. Greece has blocked membership invitation to Macedonia over its name. Foreign Affairs Minister Kala Uutipalan says Fyksland has reservation on the outcomes of the summit, where no consensus has reached over the status of Kosovo. Full story...

Saturday, 5 April, 2008

Satellites stop cats in their tracks

NIEKOPENHAAG, Jølantä (AP) - A Niekopenhaag company is introducing a cat tracking system that uses mobile phones fitted with GPS. The product may help owners of 23,000 cats who go astray each year. A small receiver attached to pet collars will help owners with the GPS mobile phone track their location. The units, which have been developed by Purrtrek are being rolled out in more than 50 pet stores across Fyksland with subscription to the service costing 30 krons per month. Full story...

Sunday, 6 April, 2008

Tibet and anti-Olympic protestors vow to disrupt torch relay

KAANSÄ (VKK) - Hundreds of Free Tibet demonstrators are expected on the streets of Kaansä on Tuesday as the Olympic torch relay passes through the city. Organiser has warned that protestors are determined to make themselves heard and seen along the 21-km route from Kildønvog Palace to Stæd Vaijskä. Today a group of protestors gathered outside the Chinese embassy with flags, banners and loud speakers, and passed out pamphlets promoting Tuesday's protest. Police kept a close eye at the scene as with recent Tibet related protests in hopes to prevent unlawful access and vandalism to the embassy. Anti-Olympic groups have announced that they will also use Tuesday's torch relay to voice their dissent of the 2012 Games in Kaansä. Kaansä Metropolitan Police Chief Jön Dierieg has said that the force is fully prepared on Tuesday to prevent unlawful disruption to the relay and maintain public order. Full story...

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