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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Countryside to drive UK startups with superfast internet, government says

Environment secretary Liz Truss says rural areas could overtake cities for new business launches over next 10 years

The countryside is set to overtake towns and cities as the driving force of Britain’s economy – with superfast broadband leading to a boom in business startups in rural areas, the government has claimed.


Over the next decade, productivity in rural areas could grow faster than in urban areas for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, according to a report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).


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Revolutionary 4D printed dress could be the shape of things to come

Designers Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg see $3,000 garment as a shift away from mass production

According to Jessica Rosenkrantz, “this is just the beginning”. As one half of perhaps the most innovative design duo in the world, Rosenkrantz is still basking in the acclaim for the 4D designer dress that has just been added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.


“This dress may never be worn,” she told the Observer. “But the project is in part about a web application – Kinematics – that anyone can use to design a product that can be made very efficiently, requires no assembly and perfectly fits the body.”


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Wipro posted a job you might be interested in



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QTP Test Lead - Automation Testing

San Francisco Bay Area, US - Information Technology and Services

Mandatory Skills

QTP, Test Automation

Desirable Skills

TestNG

Job Description

a Experience of test automation assessment & automation solution creation and Consultinga Experience of building Test automation Strategy and roadmap.a Experience of building test automation frameworks and reusable components.a Hands on experience with multiple automation tools like QTP, Test NG.a Must have hands on experience with VB scripting.a Experience in Test Management tools like QC/ALM.a Should provide technical guidance to the team.a Should lead a team and also willing to work as an individual contributor.a Good Experience in Test Management tools like QC/ALM.a Good communication skills, good client interfacing skills.



Roles & Responibilities



"As a Lead, you are responsible for managing a small team of analysts, developers, testers or engineers and drive delivery of a small module within a project (Delivery/Maintenence/Testing) You may serve as entry level specialist with expertise in particular technology/industry domain/a process / application / product.

You are responsible for functionalechnical track of a project."






No salary provided



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Making music for Scarlett: how an indie composer hit the big time

Mica Levi’s score for Under The Skin, which starred Scarlett Johansson as an extraterrestrial predator, has won her critical acclaim and now a major prize

Until last year, not many people outside the indie music world had heard of Mica Levi. The Micachu and the Shapes frontwoman was gigging with her band and working on her third album when she got a call asking if she wanted to work with film-maker Jonathan Glazer on a new project – a film he was directing called Under The Skin.


“It was out of the blue,” she said. “I didn’t know Jonathan. Peter [Raeburn], the film’s music producer, had played him some of my music, including a live recording of Chopped and Screwed, a collaboration we did with the London Sinfonietta.


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Kim Jong-un goes awol: a short story by Jesse Armstrong

In September, North Korea’s supreme leader disappeared from public view for five weeks. No explanation was given for his absence from official events. Satirist Jesse Armstrong imagines what might have happened



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Our Bestsellers, Ourselves

Heather Havrilesky, scanning the last 20 years of the New York Times‘ hardcover-nonfiction bestseller lists, ponders what our country’s taste in books reveals about its readers: As I Want to Tell You by O. J. Simpson (1995) and The Royals by Kitty Kelley (1997) yield to Dude, Where’s My Country? by Michael Moore (2003) and […]



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Even Loyalty No Guarantee Against Putin

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, who wields virtually unchallenged power to reward a new class of oligarchs, also uses the same instrument to punish those who oppose him.

















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New York Police Department Prepares for Funeral of Slain Officer

The service for Officer Rafael Ramos, who was fatally shot last Saturday, will be held at the Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale, Queens.





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Crime Scene: Men in Blue, Bearing a Brother They Didn’t Know

Sixteen officers who have volunteered to serve as pallbearers at police funerals will be among those on hand when their slain colleague Rafael Ramos is laid to rest on Saturday.





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How algae can harvest precious metals and biofuel from mining’s toxic sludge

Groundbreaking project under way at Wheal Jane tin mine in Cornwall could have benefits worldwide


A groundbreaking research project to clean up a flooded Cornish tin mine is using algae to harvest the precious heavy metals in its toxic water, while simultaneously producing biofuel.


If the project, which is at a very early stage, is proven to work, it could have huge environmental benefits around the world.


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Where the team has no name: the fight over Steaua Bucharest’s identity

A farcical dispute between their owner and the army is threatening to rob Romania’s 1986 European Cup winners of their famous, storied past

Steaua Bucharest stripped of name, colours and emblem

”The decision taken in court came as a shock for all of us. We can’t understand what’s happening, we are absolutely speechless. What’s going on?” Steaua Bucharest’s “Hero of Seville” in the 1986 European Cup final, Helmuth Duckadam, now an ambassador for the Romanian club, perfectly summarised the atmosphere after his team ceased to exist as the world knew it. Earlier this month, on 3 December, the supreme court in Romania ruled that the registration of the Steaua brand made by the club’s multimillionaire owner Gigi Becali in 2004, one year after taking over the club, was illegal. So every symbol related to Steaua’s identity was returned to the Romanian defence ministry’s possession with immediate effect: a football club with no name, colours or crest .


Steaua Bucharest Football Club, created in the communist era and controlled by the army, had become an independent company in 1998, nine years after the Romanian revolution and the collapse of Nicolae Ceausescu’s dictatorship.


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Heroes of 2014: Dylan Thomas, a poet brought back to life

He may have died in 1953, but the BBC dramatisation of Under Milk Wood brought Thomas’s work afresh to a 21st-century audience

Dylan Thomas’s 2014 centenary saw a predictable gush of adjective-drenched, misanthropic verse. Much did not go fast enough “into the dying of the light” for my taste. But one tribute stood out amid the gloom: BBC Wales’s dramatisation of Under Milk Wood, with a gathering up of 37 Welsh celebrities. The casting was absurdly glamorous: Tom Jones as Captain Cat and Katherine Jenkins as an implausibly floor-scrubbing Polly Garter. The vignettes were superb and brought each line of poetry to life. Bryn Terfel was an eloquent Reverend Eli Jenkins, Charlotte Church a stern Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard and Jonathan Pryce and Siân Phillips the murderous Mr and Mrs Pugh. Michael Sheen, Ioan Gruffudd, Griff Rhys Jones and Kimberley Nixon all put in appearances.


The fact that most of the cast were beamed into Laugharne from wherever they were on duty – Cardiff, London, New York, Los Angeles, even Craig Roberts in a limousine – caricatured the production, but only as Thomas himself caricatured his home town. They lent the place a strange dignity. The power of the word elevated the petit bourgeois ambitions, lusts, jealousies and memories of Under Milk Wood, as Pip Broughton’s camera wrapped the roofs, streets and interiors in Thomas’s rich imagery. Never has the screen paid such a compliment to poetry, or poetry to the screen. For some reason the BBC broadcast this minor masterpiece just once and it is gone.


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City Link collapse: union meets administrators in effort to save jobs

RMT union vows to do everything it can prevent nearly 3,000 job losses at Coventry-based parcel delivery firm

Union officials are holding crunch talks with administrators for City Link in an attempt to save thousands of jobs following the parcel delivery firm’s collapse.


The RMT will meet administrators Ernst and Young in the hope they can strike a deal to prevent nearly 3,000 job losses.


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The TV Club, 2014

Jim, June, Mo,






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The Matt Levine Is Amazing Edition

Listen to Episode No. 33 of Slate Money:






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Neil Warnock sacked as a manager of Crystal Palace

• Warnock is first Premier League manager sacked this season

• Manager had wanted to sign new players in January

Exit comes after 3-1 defeat to Southampton

Neil Warnock has become the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season after losing his job at Crystal Palace. Following the club’s 3-1 defeat against Southampton on Boxing Day, large sections of the club’s supporters made their dissatisfaction with his work clear and the club’s owners had become unhappy with a run of just one win in 12 matches.


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