June 15, 2013

German banker falls asleep on keyboard, transfers $293M


There are several jobs that could makes employees feel sleepy like mattress tester, sleeping pill ginny pig or truck driver. Ok, maybe not the last, but this smart guy wasn’t only tired, he was full on depositing some z`s into his sleep account.

The German banker was supposed to make a simple transfer of 62.4 euros when the sand man took him by the hand. Poor guy was so tired he ‘accidentally’ fell asleep on the number 2 keyboard key and transferred 222,222,222.22 euros instead. That is the equivalent of $293 million U.S.

Not only did the keyboard snoozer make the error, his colleague withdrew his focus and verified the transfer was correct. The colleague was fired.

June 8, 2013

Russia possible candidate for peacekeeping in the Golan Heights

RT on Russia's quest for peace

Tensions are rising in the Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border. Skirmishes between Syrian rebels and regime forces has led Israel to increase its military presence in the area, and U.N. peacekeepers to leave the conflict zone. The Philippines are considering pulling their 341 peacekeepers from the increasingly dangerous situation and the 377 Austrian ones have already left, following confrontations with Syrian rebels over a U.N. controled crossing post. Hope for U.N.´s mission in the Golan Heighs now comes from Russia, as Putin has offered to send personell to replace the Austrians and keep the area free of further clashes.