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In brief: Vehicle left on top of mountain

Published 01/10/2011 | 05:00

A vehicle has been abandoned near the top of Mount Snowdon for the second time in a month.

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The 4x4 Vauxhall Frontera is thought to be the same car which was left near the summit on September 3. The vehicle's owner, Craig Anthony Williams (39), from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, is due in court next week.

Nestle targets dogs in new pitch

Nestle, one of the world's biggest makers of pet food, last night launched the first television commercial designed especially for dogs, using a high-frequency tone to grab their attention.

The 23-second advert for Beneful dog food, screened on Austrian television, features a tone similar to a dog whistle, which humans can barely hear, an audible "squeak" and a high-pitched "ping".

Sacked HP boss gets $13m send-off

Sacked Hewlett-Packard chief executive Leo Apotheker is walking away with more than $13m (€9.6m) in cash and stock after an 11-month reign that saw the company market value plunge by nearly $40bn (€29.7bn).

Mr Apotheker's package includes a $7.2m (€5.3m) severance payment and $2.4m (€1.8m) performance bonus.

Betfair admits cyber-attack

Online gambling firm Betfair admitted yesterday it had not informed its customers that the details of millions of credit cards were stolen in a major cyber-attack 18 months ago.

More than 3.1 million account names, 2.9 million usernames, and nearly 90,000 account usernames with bank account details were stolen in an attack in March last year.

'Early to bed' will keep children slim

Sending children to bed early may help to keep them slim, research suggests.

Scientists recorded the bed times and waking times of 2,200 youngsters aged nine to 16. They found that children who went to bed late and got up late were 1.5 times more likely to become obese than those who went to bed early and got up early. The findings are published in the October 1 issue of the journal 'Sleep'.

College first for N Korean student

A grandson of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has enlisted at a college in Bosnia.

Kim Han Sol (16) will be the first student from North Korea to attend a United World College. The Bosnian school has 124 students from 34 countries, including Israel and Palestinian territories.

Irish Independent

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