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Monday, February 2, 2015

Three BBC journalists questioned for using drone in Davos no-fly zone

Corporation faces possible fine for journalists’ breach of security with launch of unmanned aircraft at World Economic Forum last month

Three BBC journalists have been questioned by Swiss police for breaching high-level security protocols by using a drone at the World Economic Forum in Davos last month.

The journalists, who are understood to have worked with the BBC’s chief business correspondent Linda Yueh, were briefly detained by Swiss authorities after they launched the unmanned aircraft in a strict no-fly zone.

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Vatican pulls promo video for women’s conference after ridicule

Video featuring Italian actor Nancy Brilli, who has defended the choice of women to undergo cosmetic surgery, came under fire in North America

The Vatican’s culture minister has acknowledged that his office must expand its horizons after a promotional video for a Vatican women’s conference featuring a sexy Italian actor was ridiculed in North America.

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi said the criticism that compelled him to remove the English version of the video came from both liberal and conservative wings of the church, including from bishops. Some complained it was not feminist enough and others said it was so liberal it was “unworthy of a church initiative”.

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Would you dare tell the truth to an evil, all-powerful maniac? Stephen Fry would

There’s bravery in the entertainer’s imagined confrontation with God – but in describing it he shows that he misunderstands the nature of Christianity

Someone once told me that, when he was a young man, Stephen Fry thought about becoming a priest. Now I don’t know if this is true, but it wouldn’t surprise me one bit. Because the way he expressed himself in a recent interview – calling God an “evil, capricious, monstrous maniac” – was almost biblical in its theological intensity. And though I think there is a whopper of a mistaken assumption at the heart of his answer, I nonetheless think it was an admirable one.

Why? Because what Fry was asked was what he would say to God if he met him face to face. And this presumes that God exists. So imagine: Fry is sitting opposite God and telling him that he is a bastard because he invented cancer and insects that burrow into children’s eyes. These things are pinned on God by Fry because God is literally the creator of everything and all-powerful. God could have done something to change the situation, but he chose not to. QED: he is a bastard.

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Greece debt standoff: George Osborne urges Athens and Brussels to strike deal

UK chancellor says debt talks are greatest threat to world economy during meeting with Greek finance chief Yanis Varoufakis

George Osborne has warned that the standoff between Greece and the eurozone poses “the greatest risk to the global economy” after meeting the new Greek finance minister.

The chancellor hosted a meeting at 11 Downing Street with his Greek counterpart, Yanis Varoufakis, who is on a whistlestop tour of Europe to win support for a renegotiated debt deal.

Related: George Osborne warns Greek debt standoff is threatening global economy – live updates

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Yakubu Aiyegbeni signs for Reading from Qatar’s Al Rayyan

• Former Everton striker was a free agent

• Nigerian scored almost 150 goals in England

Yakubu Aiyegbeni has returned to English football after signing for Reading as a free agent until the end of the season, the Berkshire club becoming the sixth English team he has played for.

The 32-year-old Nigerian’s last club was Al Rayyan in Qatar, with Reading now becoming the 12th of a peripatetic career. In England he has also played for Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, Leicester City, and Blackburn Rovers.

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Jane Austen family letters offer ‘deeply personal’ insight into author’s world

California’s Huntington Library has acquired 52 unpublished letters and poems from the family of the Pride and Prejudice author’s mother

A window into the life of Jane Austen’s mother’s family, the Leighs of Adlestrop, is promised by an unpublished collection of manuscripts which are set to “draw back the curtain on the formalities of society” in Regency England.

The Huntington Library in California has acquired 52 unpublished letters, poems and other material from six generations of the Leigh family. Austen’s mother was Cassandra Leigh, and the novelist visited her Leigh family in Adlestrop several times, with some believing that the setting of Mansfield Park is partly drawn from the Gloucestershire village.

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HirePower Personnel, Inc posted a job you might be interested in

HirePower Personnel, Inc

SmartPlant Administrator

Houston, Texas Area, US - Oil & Energy

Location: West Houston, TX

Duration: 1 year

Skills Required:
• Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in an engineering environment

• Good Interpersonal, communication and writing skills

• Self-motivated and innovated thinking

• Demonstrate flexibility and ability to adjust to changes

• Be proactive and show leadership abilities

• Ability to travel

• Knowledge of Oracle/SQL database setup and support

• Good understanding and familiarity with industry standard practices in the related fields

• Candidate should demonstrate abilities to manage a multi-project distributed office environment, develop proactive and innovative solutions, and apply the best practice of SPI execution on all phases of an EPC project.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Setup, administer, and maintain various projects with Smart Plant software

• Modify software deliverables to project required format

• Create customized reports deliverable sets as required

• Standardize the execution on all projects

• Import data into Smart Plant tools as permitted for all modules using any given data source, from text files, excel or client databases

• Coordinate with other offices on operational issues to ensure an efficient work sharing model

• Work with other engineering disciplines to develop work integration solutions that result in benefits to the company

• Setup remote access function via Citrix or other work share model for partner access

• Support to all SP Suite users and conduct in-house basic training

• Develop operational procedures and work instructions as required

• The SP Suite administrator will report to the Manager of Information Management & Technology (IM&T).

• The incumbent should have a solid understanding of industry practices and standards, technical principles and experience in administration, training and implementation of the software packages (mainly SP P&ID and SPI) and interfaces.

• Bachelor of Science degree in engineering required

No salary provided

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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd posted a job you might be interested in

Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd

International Tax Manager

Aberdeen, United Kingdom, GB - Accounting, Oil & Energy

Are you looking for your next career move? Would you like your next job title to be International Tax Manager for one of the leading global engineering and business services organisation?

Based in Aberdeen, you will work autonomously across the global business providing commerical tax advice to support the business as it continues to grow its international base and profile.

Currently the business operates over 80+ countries and you will work closely with the Senior Finance Team and the wider tax team to lead strategy and define policy from a tax perspective, along with assist with M&A activity within the business. Due to the nature of the business sector, an element of the role will include R&D claims, working closely with the external provider to deliver results in this area.

This is an excellent opportunity to work across a wide range of corporate tax within a global organisation.

Ideally you will have gained a minimum of 5 years PQE experience within a Big 4/industry environment and have the desire to develop your corporate tax career within the Oil & Gas/Energy sector.

If you are interest in discussing further this exciting opportunity and feel you possess the skills detailed above and have the relevant tax and/or accountancy qualifications, please contact Lisa Boutineau for a confidential discussion on 0141-212-3664.

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£65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum

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EMC posted a job you might be interested in


Associate Inside Sales Rep. - German Market - EMEA Inside Sales

Munich Area, Germany, DE - Information Technology and Services

*Fluency in English and German is a pre-requisite for this role

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Through innovative products and services, EMC helps companies to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

We currently have an opportunity for a Sales Associate to join our Inside Sales function. The successful candidate will typically be a career minded, sales focused individual who is a fluent speaker in a European language other than English and s/he will be based in our EMEA Sales hub in Cork, Ireland.

Inside Sales is committed to developing the next generation of Sales Leaders at EMC. This starts with our Sales Associate Program. We recruit top talent and over a period of 12-18 months, we coach & develop our Associates into our next generation of Inside Sales Representatives. Those successful Inside Sales Reps are the sought after profile of our Field Sales Organisation across EMEA.

Therefore, as an EMC Sales Associate you have the enviable opportunity to avail of the structured sales career path available in EMEA Inside Sales. The opportunity is here to work in a Multicultural & Multinational, thriving Inside Sales organization, gain International Sales experience and relocate to your assigned territory/country or another EMEA location of choice within a three year timeframe.

Your duties & responsibilities will include:

• Perform outbound sales activities such as cold calling, lead follow-up, sales qualifications and offer extension to new and/or existing B2B customers.

• Create and identify new business opportunities by interacting with a wide variety of accounts from small and medium sized, to large enterprise businesses.

• Meet activity metrics for outbound calls, appointments and opportunities identified.

• Maintain contact with customers in an assigned territory to ensure customer satisfaction, issue resolution and help to drive the expansion of EMC’s footprint.

No salary provided

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General Motors posted a job you might be interested in

General Motors

Manufacturing Engineer - Cold Forming

Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Area, US - Automotive, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Machinery

Key Elements of Position

Specify, develop, validate and install new Forming equipment, gauges and tooling.

Troubleshoot and provide technical support for manufacturing Forming processes.

Identify and implement quality improvements, tool cost improvements and uptime improvements.

Coordinate maintenance and continuous improvement activities.

Evaluate supplier proposals to determine the lowest manufacturing cost for new processes.

Develop and maintain engineering documentation to support GM requirements.

No salary provided

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The Race Without Romney

Walker, Paul, and Huckabee sit atop a very early Iowa poll: Andrew Prokop calls Romney’s exit “great news for Scott Walker.” But Tomasky is unimpressed by the Wisconsin governor: I finally sat myself down and watched that Scott Walker speech from last week that everyone is raving about. If this was the standout speech, I […]

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The Blueprint interviews Natalie Panek, Rocket Scientist and Explorer #WomenInSTEM

We’ve blogged about Natalie Panek for Ada Lovelace Day before- she’s doing great things in her field and is a great advocate for women in STEM fields. The Blueprint recently interviewed her and she had some realy interesting and poignant thoughts to share. Head over to The Blueprint to read the full interview. Natalie Panek […]

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Measure the Future - a Knight Foundation Grant winner

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HP posted a job you might be interested in


TIBCO Developer

Argentina, AR - Information Technology and Services

• Codes and constructs software elements

• Performs requirements determination and analysis

• Prepares application designs for the software application

• Investigates and resolve design ambiguity

• Participates in Work Product Reviews

• Mentors more junior development staff

• Estimates effort and duration for tasks related to software elements

• Reports progress of assigned tasks

• Creates system and user documentation as required

• Follows documented change control procedures

• Assures the completeness, accuracy, and integrity of deliverables

• Ensures defects found in products are logged, monitored, fixed and reported complete

• Communicates any issues, concerns, or problems with the project to the Project Manager for resolution

• Performs assigned activities to implement the project according to defined requirements

• Coordinates and communicates the review of all unit tests

• Creates unit/system/integration test plans and cases for software elements

• Conducts system/integration testing

• Ensures test results are communicated and documented according to standards

• Provides after hours application support as negotiated with the Manager


Knowledge and Skills Required:

• Has sufficient depth and breadth of technical knowledge to be individually responsible for the implementation of a specific deliverable. Able to contribute to the design for deliverables.

• Has ability to perform/drive resolution of problems on individual products.

• Able to communicate broad and specific concepts with team and to peers.

• Able to produce documentation for use by team and customer.

No salary provided

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General Motors posted a job you might be interested in

General Motors

Software Engineer

Greater Detroit Area, US - Automotive, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Information Technology and Services

General Purpose of Position

Responsible for developing, testing, and creating software solutions for medium level changes. Defect analysis resolution and verification for vehicle subsystem software. Performs design reviews.

Major Duties/ Responsibilities

•Algorithm Design-Implement-Verify

Develop controls algorithm and requirements to meet SSTS,including diagnostic operation, to meet program timing. This includes algorithm models (to production modeling standards), software requirements specification / algorithm functional document / algorithm description document, test cases, and calibration guides.

Execute design enhancements to support current and new product/customer requirements for functions and diagnostics

Demonstrate continuous improvement of subsystem features andfunctions

- support,identification and resolution of issues as raised by product teams

- proactively identify performance improvement opportunities

•Algorithm SubsystemTechnical Expertise

Functional knowledge of subsystem and its performance requirements

Develop initial calibrations and calibration guide

Ensure delivered model meets intended system needs

Ensure design meets system safety requirements

Support problem resolution activities (durability, warranty,etc.)

Develop optimization strategies

Provide design direction / resolve design issues

Lead peer reviews of deliverables (model, specification, test cases and calibration guide)

Interface with other technical resources (e.g. GMRD, Advanced)


Understand new product technology to contribute to definition of optimum software architecture

Assist with coordination and negotiation of software interfaces


Process enforcement: design steps and deliverables meet standards

Promote & improve process, standards adherence


Adhere to all safety precautions and requirements, and treat safety as the top priority during all work activities

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

No salary provided

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Huawei Technologies posted a job you might be interested in

Huawei Technologies

OSS SME & Solution Architecture

United Arab Emirates, AE - Telecommunications, Information Technology and Services

Having a comprehensive understanding of the customer’s business, technical needs and competitive challenges, the OSS SME and Solution Architect drives the OSS design and system as well as functional architecture development process for a OSS opportunity or project. It is the responsibility of the role holder to lead the design of the OSS solution during pre-sales support activities, RFPs and RFQs or during the delivery phase, to scope and deliver integrated solutions, options and up-scopes to the customer’s measure of satisfaction. Having a sound understanding of the network, OSS and application technologies, the OSS Solution Architect applies business development techniques and skills to scope, schedule and delivery solutions that meet the business needs of the client, and which are integrated and coordinated across multiple technical domains. Additional responsibilities are extended but not limited to:

  • Customer facing role at multiple levels, requiring across ME region.

  • Create and define the integration and solution offerings in line with the strategic program development/delivery plan.

  • Interface with both internal and external/industry experts to anticipate customer needs and facilitate solution development and delivery.

  • Work with HQ and regional counterparts to productize market-based solutions.

  • Work directly with senior customer stakeholders to influence, define and agree the solution and systems architecture.

  • Support the sales cycle working closely with sales account managers and pre-sales engineers to define account technical strategies, define technical solutions, provide pre-sales assistance and deliver to customers.

  • Own the solution transition from sales and pre-sales into solution delivery.

  • Design and develop OSS solutions for landline, TDM, IP, MPLS, Voice, VoIP, Wireless (inc 3G/4G) networks, and potentially other technologies as well as services;

  • Design improvements of current business processes, best practices and new processes, based on business requests or as process innovation.

  • Identify business / project risks of a particular change and design mitigating controls.

  • Support major programs, projects or initiatives as independent expert, and act as PM/PD where this required;

No salary provided

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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd posted a job you might be interested in

Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd

Planner & Buyer

Torquay, United Kingdom, GB - Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Planner & Buyer / Newton Abbot / Permanent / £25000 - £30000

An excellent opportunity has now arisen for a professional, experienced and committed planning & purchasing candidate. The successful candidate will oversee and deliver the following key duties & responsibilities-

Create production schedules and work-to-lists to meet customer demand and ensure 100% availability

Develop and implement cost reduction strategy and identify areas for improvement within the supply chain including delivery, quality, accuracy and cost saving

Ensure processes are adhered to and maintained to ensure compliance

Maintain records of all outstanding purchase orders with external vendors

Review and communicate expediting schedules on all customer orders

Prepare and deliver planning & purchasing reports

Work as part of a team in a fast paced and pressured environment, communicating effectively with colleagues and clients both written and verbally

Required Experience-

The successful candidate will have proven experience in a Planning and / or Purchasing role using ERP / MRP Systems within an Engineering or Manufacturing environment. You will display a positive attitude to change, be able to review & challenge current processes and play a key role in the development of the planning & purchasing function moving forward

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£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum

Posted February 02, 2015 at 04:12PM from LinkedIn


Westhouse Group posted a job you might be interested in

Westhouse Group

J2EE Web Developer

Milan Area, Italy, IT - Information Technology and Services

  • Ambiente stimolante, azienda leader di settore con importanti clienti

  • Concrete opportunità di crescita

  • Lavoro in sede

  • La risorsa verrà inserita nel Gruppo di Sviluppo


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ISM Manufacturing index declined to 53.5 in January

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Famine babies and crying war widows: unpicking the cliches of conflict photography

A new exhibition questions familiar images of suffering around the world to broaden our notions of beauty, brutality and civil rights

There are two starting points for this ambitious show: Article 6 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Frantz Fanon’s book, Black Skin White Masks.

The former states simply: “Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere, as a person before the law.” The latter explores the dehumanising effects of colonialism on black consciousness. Human Rights Human Wrongs is a brutal illustration of the distance between the idealism of the first and the damning evidence provided in the second.

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It’s immigration, not immigrants, that British people say they don’t like

For 70% of us ‘immigration’ is an idea that suggests a Britain overrun by welfare tourists, but ‘immigrants’ are likely to be people we know

The fine philosopher Linus (yes, the Peanuts character) once remarked: “I love mankind; it’s people I can’t stand.” These days with immigration it’s the other way round: we like the people but not the principle.

A YouGov poll of Sun readers produces the entirely unsurprising finding that only 10% think immigration in the past 10 years has been good for Britain, while 71% think it has been bad for us. But when we ask them who should be allowed in, clear majorities are happy for people in four significant categories to continue coming to Britain in either the same or greater numbers than today. And it’s worth noting that Ukip supporters are only slightly less willing than Labour or Tory voters to welcome more immigrants:

In our streets and schools, pubs and offices, people from all round the world mix perfectly happily

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Kenji Goto tweet of tolerance goes viral in poignant memorial to journalist

Social media users embrace 2010 tweet from Syria, saying ‘hate is not for humans. That is what I learned from my Arabic brothers and sisters’

Social media users have embraced a four-year-old tweet by Kenji Goto as a poignant memorial to the murdered freelance journalist.

On his Twitter account, 47-year-old Goto mused about French wine, complained about his tired eyes, and talked to camera, reporting live from Syria. But one tweet has captured imaginations, seeming to sum up the character of the journalist who was beheaded by Islamic State (Isis) extremists after a months-long hostage ordeal.

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Communist party bans believers in province of ‘China’s Jerusalem’

Ban on admitting non-atheists into party in Zhejiang province suggests crackdown on Christianity continues after churches demolished in Wenzhou

Officials in south-eastern China’s Zhejiang province will reinforce a ban on admitting new Communist party members who practise religion, suggesting that a protracted crackdown on Christianity in the province will continue.

Last year, Zhejiang officials cracked down on churches in the city of Wenzhou, which is often called “China’s Jerusalem” for its reputation as a religious stronghold and where about an eighth of 8 million residents are Christian, according to state media.

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Tower Hamlets mayor accused of electoral fraud through corruption

In high court trial petitioners accuse Lutfur Rahman of practices including bribery, ghost-voting and paying canvassers

The mayor of Tower Hamlets has been accused in the high court of orchestrating a borough-wide electoral fraud using intimidation and corruption as four local residents challenged the result of last May’s election.

The victory of Lutfur Rahman, Britain’s first directly elected Muslim mayor, was the result of a campaign involving illegal practices either directly or through his agents, it was alleged.

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Would you play a zombie dating sim?

After Dying Light, DayZ and State of Decay, where can the undead horror game go next? Unfortnately, we have some ideas

So it looks like zombies games are here to stay. The past three years has seen a shuffling horde of undead adventures, from open-world indie role-player State of Decay to Popcap’s light-hearted blast-’em-up Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare. These senescent monsters just refuse to lay down and die.

Of course, as cinema has taught us, zombies can be endlessly re-invented for new generations. In the 1970s and 1980s, they were used to explore everything from Cold War paranoia to rampant consumerism, through the films of Lucio Fulci and George A Romero. In the 1990s and 2000s, Danny Boyle and Marc Forster have used them to consider the lurking horror of global pandemics, with the zombie apocalypse becoming a handy symbol for bird flu and ebola. Zombies also suit today’s epic sensibilities: they attack in massive swarms which looks cool on the big screen, and they are relentless and therefore easy to franchise. Just look at the ever-transmogrifying Resident Evil series.

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Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including Mount Etna, a carnival warmup for dogs, and pollen robots in Japan

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London bus roof ripped off after hitting tree in Holborn

Emergency services at crash site after number 91 double-decker bus collides with tree in central London

The roof of a double-decker bus has been torn off after apparently hitting a tree in central London.

The bus, a number 91 heading to Trafalgar Square, was badly damaged after the incident in Holborn on Monday. Pictures taken by witnesses showed the roof was almost severed from the vehicle.

Roof off the 91 bus just ripped off on Kingsway, next to #LSE

A bus with its roof taken off on Kingsway, Holborn. I can only hope no one was on the top of the bus.

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Fashion's Groundhog Day – the trends that just won't die

2 February is Groundhog Day – officially a festival in which a woodchuck’s emergence from its burrow predicts the arrival of spring (baffling), but forever linked with the Bill Murray movie about reliving the same 24 hours indefinitely. Here are the fashion trends stuck on repeat

What do Bob Dylan, Nirvana and Twin Peaks have in common? Timeless cool and lots of plaid. Conjuring up images of chopping wood, writing hit records and embarking on a great American road trip, this check is never not on trend.

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Labour must clarify its position on tuition fees

Ed Miliband can win support of students by the getting the policy right – but there is clearly an impasse on the issue within the party

Pressure is building on Labour to clarify its policy on tuition fees in the wake of University vice-chancellors sending a warning letter to The Times about the party’s ambition to cut the fees cap from £9,000 to £6,000, saying it is implausible that it could replace the £10bn of lost revenue.

Ed Miliband first raised the tuition fee issue at his party’s 2011 conference and at the launch of Labour’s election campaign in Manchester last month a university student addressed the audience to complain about the cost of fees. It is expected that the party will make an announcement this month as part of its young people’s manifesto.

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Union leader attacks ‘Blairite retreads’ who criticise Ed Miliband

Len McCluskey says critics should ‘stick to money-making’ and stop stabbing Labour party in the back

Len McCluskey, the Unite general secretary, has dismissed senior Blairite figures as blasts from the past and urged them to stick to their money-making, and stop stabbing their knives into the back of the Labour party.

McCluskey’s remarks come after Alan Milburn and John Hutton criticised Labour’s economic and health plans. Separately Lord Mandelson has questioned the wisdom of the mansion tax, but has said he is interested in the idea of introducing higher council tax bands as a form of wealth tax.

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UK government places export bar on Claude Lorrain painting

Recently rediscovered painting by 17th-century French artist will leave UK unless £5m can be raised to keep it

A UK government export bar has been placed on a recently rediscovered and gloriously light-filled harbour scene by the 17th-century French painter Claude Lorrain.

The painting, considered one of the finest examples of Claude’s seaport scenes, will leave the UK unless £5,066,500 can be raised following its purchase by an overseas buyer.

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Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis goes casual at number 10

A leather overcoat and a jazzy shirt? Not usual attire for an international finance meeting. Well done Yanis Varoufakis

If you want to seriously debate the Greek debt deal then look away now. But if you want some sartorial analysis of the day Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis walked into No 10 channelling Shaun Ryder, circa Black Grape It’s Great When You’re Straight ... Yeah era, then take a seat.

It was apparent from the photocall on Downing Street that we were witnessing a bit of a fashion moment. There was Osborne, himself riding high on his rebooted fashion skills with his Julius-Caesar haircut and properly fitting suit, shaking hands with a man wearing a Wetherspoon’s-appropriate bright-blue shirt and an early-1990s madchester drug dealer’s coat. The shaved head, the feet apart hands-in-pockets bouncer’s stance and the easy grin serving to underline the look.

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Hays Montpellier posted a job you might be interested in

Hays Montpellier

Responsable administratif et financier H/F

Montpellier Area, France, FR - Accounting

Notre client, une entreprise industrielle multi-sites, bien implantée en France, recherche, dans le cadre d'une création de poste un Responsable Administratif et Financier, pour sa structure montpellieraine.

Sous la responsabilité du dirigeant de la structure, vous supervisez une équipe de 2 personnes.

Vous êtes en charge de la supervision des comptabilités du groupe, de l'établissement des reportings mensuels et de la préparation des états financiers des cinq filiales du groupe.

Vous assurez le suivi mensuel de la trésorerie ainsi que de l'en cours clients.

Vous êtes chargé de préparer en, liaison étroite avec la direction, les budgets prévisionnels et le suivi de ces derniers dans le temps.

En coordination avec la direction, votre rôle est d'effectuer les analyses de l'activité.

Vous assurez la liaison avec l'Expert-comptable tout au long de l'année et plus particulièrement lors de l'établissement des comptes annuels où vous serez également l'interface avec le commissaire aux comptes.

Votre polyvalence vous permettra d'intervenir également sur différentes problématiques en Ressources Humaines.

Nous recherchons un candidat diplômé d'une formation supérieure en comptabilité et gestion.

Vous justifiez d'une expérience d'au moins 6 ans à un poste similaire dans le domaine industriel.

Votre rigueur, votre esprit d'analyse et de synthèse et votre capacité de travail en équipe sont les compétences clés pour la réussite de cette mission.

Poste à pouvoir immédiatement.

Votre candidature sera étudiée en toute confidentialité.

45000.00EUR - 55000.00EUR an

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American Oil Workers Are on Strike

American Oil Workers Are on Strike

What with big news such as the Super Bowl and its advertisements, you may have missed the smaller news that large numbers of American oil workers have walked off the job. They have.


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Hays Specialist Recruitment posted a job you might be interested in

Hays Specialist Recruitment

Assistant Director of Finance

Plymouth, United Kingdom, GB - Accounting

A fantastic opportunity for an impressive senior public sector Assistant Finance Director has arisen within a complex organisation in Plymouth in Devon, within the beautiful countryside of the South West.

This is a rare opportunity to join a forward thinking large organisation within an exciting period of change. You will be an experienced and pragmatic senior manager with substantial experience of managing significant budgets within a tightly constrained financial environment. You will be able to demonstrate your experience of acting as a Unitary Section 151 officer / Deputy Section 151 officer, or equivalent.

You will have a strong personality and be an excellent leader. You will be able to demonstrate your experience of leading and implementing large organisational transformation and change programmes, whilst maintaining performance and staff morale.

As an outward facing member of the senior management team, you will have responsibility for the strategic leadership of financial management for the organisation.

Please contact me at your earliest convenience if you would like to apply or wish to receive further information about this Assistant Finance Director job in Plymouth.

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£84000.00 per annum

Posted February 02, 2015 at 03:46PM from LinkedIn


Mondelēz International posted a job you might be interested in

Mondelēz International

Responsable d'Exploitation - Usine de Jussy

Saint-Quentin Area, France, FR - Food Production

Responsable d’Exploitation - Usine de Jussy - CDI – H/F

Grâce à nos marques prestigieuses, nous sommes n°1 dans la vie des français… que ce soit dans l’univers du café (Carte Noire, Tassimo, Jacques Vabre…), du chocolat (Milka, Côte d’Or, Suchard…), des biscuits (Mikado, Prince, Oréo, Pépito, Belin…) ou de la confiserie et du chewing-gum (Carambar, Hollywood, Krema…).

Mondelēz International (issu de la scission du groupe Kraft Foods), est le leader mondial du snacking : une toute nouvelle entreprise dont les marques sont les préférées de millions de personnes dans le monde.

Nous adorons ce que nous faisons… Alors rejoignez-nous ! Et profitez d’un environnement stimulant où vous serez en contact avec des gens passionnés, qui se dépassent au quotidien au service de leur entreprise.

Principales missions

Rattaché directement au Directeur de l’Usine, le Responsable d’Exploitation a pour mission d’assurer la production de la demande clients en Sécurité, Qualité, Coût, Délais et Motivation en accord avec les principes du Lean Manufacturing. Il supervise les équipes dédiées à la production, aux flux (approvisionnement, ordonnancement, expédition) et à la maintenance du site.


• Apporter sa contribution au sein de l’Equipe de Direction du site

• Construire la stratégie production et maintenance afin d’accompagner les enjeux du site

• Définir et met en œuvre les plans directeurs permettant de pérenniser les installations liées à son domaine d’activité ainsi que le plan d’investissement annuel du site

• Piloter le budget des services production et maintenance


• Manager les team leaders et plus de 100 opérateurs répartis entre la production et le dépôt

• Manager le Responsable maintenance et l’accompagner dans le développement de son équipe (maintenance curative, préventive, travaux neufs)

• Animer et développer son équipe

Animation et coordination

• Assurer la production selon les indicateurs de performance et le planning de production attendus, en optimisant les coûts au travers des rendements, des déchets, de la gestion des équipes.

• Améliorer le taux de disponibilité des équipements

• S’assurer, en lien avec les services supports, de la performance de l’outil industriel de production.

• S’assurer que l’ensemble des standards SQCDM sont respectés et suivent le process de l’amélioration continue

• Garantir le respect des normes Qualité, Sécurité et Environnement en vigueur (ISO, HACCP, GMP, S&E, …), et le suivi de plans d’actions correctives.

• Manager la performance continue de l’outil (rendement) et des méthodes de travail (standardisation), en conformité avec les spécifications européennes du Groupe Mondelez International.

Gestion de projets

• Participer à des groupes de travail en tant que chef de projet (projets locaux et centraux)

• Mettre en œuvre avec son équipe les projets d’innovations/rénovations de produits et les évolutions de process, en liaison avec les services support.

Informations complémentaires


• Poste à pourvoir immédiatement

• Lieu de travail : Nord de la France, Jussy (à 1h de Lille et proche de Valenciennes)

• Rémunération selon profil

No salary provided

Posted February 02, 2015 at 03:43PM from LinkedIn


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David Cameron has announced that a future Conservative government would continue a 2010 freeze on spending per pupil until 2020, meaning a real-term cut in funding for schools.

Speaking at Kingsmead school in Enfield on Monday, the prime minister said that funding per pupils would not be cut before 2020, but as the number of pupils went up funding would go up.

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Storm warnings are in place from Pittsburgh to Boston as the storm – dubbed Linus by some forecasters – moves eastward. A band of freezing rain is expected to move north during the day on Monday from New York City through southern New England, while Maine and other northern states could receive as much as 18 inches of snow, according to the Weather Channel.

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• Everton will have 480 club and agency stewards on duty

• Liverpool mayor’s request for early start rejected

• Roberto Martínez says Lukaku deserves more credit

Merseyside police are to submit a legal challenge to change the kick-off time of Saturday’s derby between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park.

The match is scheduled to start at 5.30pm, its latest kick-off time on a Saturday for 15 years, and police are concerned the timing increases the risk of disorder at the stadium and in public houses showing the match. The game is being shown live on Sky Sports and the late kick-off was agreed following consultations between the broadcaster and the Premier League.

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**This position requires that a candidate is available to travel for an extended assignment (approximately 16 weeks) anywhere in the United States. The location may be determined after hire.

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The Google for Work team is on the front lines of helping the globe "go Google."  As a Google for Work Direct Sales representative, you evangelize Google tools like Apps, Search and Chrome to leading companies, schools and government agencies. You champion the innovative power of our products to make organizations more productive, collaborative and mobile. With a passion for Google products, you help make the world a more Googley place.


  • Lead execution of overall go-to-market strategy involving business growth accountability, customers and channel partner engagement, marketing and demand generation plans.

  • Increase penetration into the mid market and large accounts within the territory and develop effective strategies for winning in a competitive environment.

  • Understand complex customer requirements on a business level, and engage with both IT and business decision makers.

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    The web is what you make of it, and the Chrome and Apps team is helping the world make more of the web. From open-source pros to user-experience extraordinaires, the team develops products like Chrome OS, Gmail and Google Docs that help users connect, communicate and collaborate with others. Our consumer products and Enterprise platforms are giving millions of users at homes, businesses, universities and nonprofits around the world the tools that shape their web experience -- and changing the way they think about computing.

    Sales & Account Management

    Transform the way companies interact with customers and help businesses grow.

    Learn more about our Sales & Account Management teams


    Want to work on complex engineering projects that scale to hundreds of millions of users around the world, in a city with outstanding weather, beautiful parks, awesome restaurants and a cultural history that goes back 1,000 years? Google Bangalore may be just the place you're looking for.

    Learn more about our Bangalore office

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