Monday, 24 November 2014

5 of the Most Expensive Divorces in History

The Most Expensive

Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev's ex-wife Elana was awarded some $4.5bn in what is considered the most expensive divorce settlement in history.

Mr Rybolovlev made much of his fortune with the 2010 sale of his stake in a fertiliser company.

The Artist

Art dealer Alec Wildenstein divorced Jocelyn, a New York socialite known for her cosmetic surgery, in 1999.

She received a $2.5bn settlement, plus an annual $100m for the next 13 years, according to reports from American and British newspapers.

The Driver

Old Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One CEO, settled with ex-wife Slavica with a reported $1.2bn payout in 2009, according to Forbes.

The Saudi

In 1974, Saudi businessman Adnan Khasoggi reportedly divorced his wife Soraya in a $874m agreement.Not so expensive right?

The Artist

Mel Gibson divorced from his wife Robyn in 2009 after 31 years of marriage, costing him some $425m. #Cheap

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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Poo Bus

A Bio-Bus which runs entirely on gas generated by human and food waste has carried its first passengers.

The 40-seater has a range of up to 186 miles on one tank of gas, the equivalent of around five people's waste over a year.

It is being used to provide a shuttle service between Bristol Airport and Bath city centre.
Engineers believe Bio-Bus could provide a sustainable way of fueling public transport while improving urban air quality.

The gas, biomethane, produces fewer emissions than traditional diesel engines and is both renewable and sustainable.

This week, the company also became the first in the UK to inject gas generated from human and food waste into the national gas grid network.

The annual waste generated from one bus load of passengers would provide enough power for a return journey from Land's End to John O'Groats.

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Friday, 5 April 2013

Top cop's house used as cannabis factory

Top cop's house used as cannabis factory

A CRIME gang used a house owned by one of Britain’s top police officers as a cannabis factory, it has emerged.

Drug dealers grew thousands of pounds of super-strong “skunk” plants under the nose of Rod Jarman, a Scotland Yard deputy assistant commissioner.

The officer rented out the four-bed house through an online letting agent to a British man with a Chinese or Vietnamese name, who provided proof of identity and bank details.

Later, alerted to strange noises by neighbours, Mr Jarman visited the house, in Abridge, Essex, and found it filled with plants and equipment for growing the class B drug

The gang had run up a £20,000 electricity bill and caused an estimated £48,000 of damage.

Mr Jarman told the Mirror: “Despite 31 years’ experience of policing I didn’t see it coming.“It is an absolutely awful thing for people to find their home has been destroyed for somebody else’s illegal gain.” Police in England and Wales uncover about 20 cannabis factories every day and last year officers and customs seized 1.3 million plants worth £150 million.