Wikinews Shorts: August 30, 2008
A compilation of brief news reports for Saturday, August 30, 2008.
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Gambian Central Bank predicts economic growth of 6.5%
The Central Bank of The Gambia has predicted that Gambia will grow by more than 6.5 percent during the year of 2008. According to the report that announced the findings, this level of growth is due to a "strong rebound in agricultural output and the continued growth in the services and construction sectors."
The report also said that the rate of inflation for the first half of 2008 is lower than the rate for the first half of 2007. "Money supply grew by 8.5 percent in the year to end-June 2008 compared to 12.9 percent a year earlier."
- "Central Bank Forecasts Economic Growth at 6.5%" — The Point, August 30, 2008
- Press Release: "Monetary Policy Committee Press Release August 28, 2008" — Central Bank of The Gambia, August 28, 2008
Teenager killed in Liverpool, UK
A sixteen-year-old in the British city of Liverpool was stabbed to death in the early hours of this morning after engaging in an argument at a party.
A spokesperson for the area's police force said that "we are appealing for anyone who was at the address during the course of this party to come forward and make contact with the police."
- "Boy stabbed to death after party" — BBC News Online, August 30, 2008
- "Teenager stabbed to death at party" — Times Online, August 30, 2008
iPhone ad labeled 'misleading' by UK's Advertising Standards Authority
The body for regulating advertisements in the United Kingdom, the Advertising Standards Authority has described an iPhone advertisement as misleading and banned it due to the fact it claims that "all the parts of the internet are on the iPhone".
The authority said this was misleading as neither Adobe Flash Player nor Java, both of which are used on many web pages, are available on the iPhone.
- "iPhone Ad Crackdown Should Warn Other Vendors" — PC World, August 30, 2008
- "iPhone ad rapped as 'misleading'" — BBC News Online, August 26, 2008