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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Politicians bloodied after parliamentary punch up

CHAIRS have flown, punches traded and blood drawn in parliament after debate heated over an unpopular bill.

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Why Widodo will execute Bali Nine duo

THE BALI Nine duo’s lives rest with this man - Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo. And as tough as Tony Abbott talks, our political neighbour will not back down.

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Two planes clip each other during flypast - video

Two planes scrape against each other in mid-air during an aerobatic demonstration at an air show in Bengaluru, India, on Thursday. Three Red Bull aircraft were attempting a loop in the air when two of them clipped each other. The planes were forced to land but nobody was injured in the incident Continue reading...

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Evidence from Chicago detective's cases re-examined for multiple exonerations

  • Richard Zuley’s police work condemned three people who proclaim innocence

  • Chicago attorney: DNA to be reviewed but ‘there are probably additional cases’

Evidence in murder cases investigated by Richard Zuley, the Chicago detective turned Guantánamo Bay torturer, is being freshly examined, with DNA testing central to a new effort to free three people each facing more than 60 years in prison.

Related: How Chicago police condemned the innocent: a trail of coerced confessions

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Quarterly Housing Starts by Intent

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Obama Claims Republican Rhetoric Could Help the Islamic State

Rather than ignore his critics, the President takes them on

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Experian Limited posted a job you might be interested in

Experian Limited

Sales Account Executive - Telecom, Energy & Cable Vertical - remote position

Orange County, California Area, US - Oil & Energy, Telecommunications

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries around the world. The company helps organizations to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, provide data security and automate decision making.

Experian is seeking an experienced Account Executive to generate revenue growth for Experian Business Information Services (BIS) within existing and new accounts within the Telecom, Energy and Cable industries. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate experience in meeting aggressive growth goals and proactively uncovering sales opportunities for risk, analytic, software and authentication solutions within this industry. A demonstrated understanding of risk management issues facing this industry is critical. Prior experience working within this industry is preferred.

Major Job Functions

Consultative Selling — Earn the role of trusted advisor by demonstrating a thorough understanding of Experian’s analytic solutions and matching these solutions to client needs and critical industry challenges. Provide guidance to internal teams that work with you to develop and implement effective solutions (across authentication, risk, scoring, analytic, and software areas). Demonstrate familiarity and comfort with executive selling situations. Be comfortable with ROI and value sales models.

Sales Planning — Responsible for thoroughly understanding business challenges facing the companies in your territory. Develop a sales plan for the assigned territory and individual Account Plans. Leverage and include team members in sales and account planning efforts. Collaborate with internal marketing, analytics and technology teams to communicate requirements and opportunities for this channel and targeted accounts.

Sales Growth — Have personal accountability for identifying and closing new revenue opportunities and meeting revenue expectations. Be responsible for providing accurate forecasting and financial information as required. Effectively coordinate internal resources to support solution design, proposal development, pricing, contract negotiations, and implementation of solutions. Document your activity.

No salary provided

Posted February 19, 2015 at 07:04PM from LinkedIn


Saipem posted a job you might be interested in


Umbilicals and Controls Engineer

Houston, Texas Area, US - Oil & Energy

Job Duties:

Preparation of Functional specifications and requisitions, procurement specifications and procedures in

compliance with Client/Project requirements, Company procedures, Industrial Standards and Statutory


Vendor management - Follow up vendor design, Fabrication and Testing.

Interface management - Internal and External (Vendor, other disciplines, Topside contractor, Subsea

Process Systems Contractor).

Follow up of the installation/Commissioning on site if and when required

Job Requirements:

Good knowledge of Steel Tube and Thermoplastic Umbilicals, terminations and accessories, Subsea

Control and Command in general - Knowledge of Strain sensors, motion recording unit, global

positioning systems, acoustic modems, etc.

Good knowledge of Cables-Power/Communications/Fibre Optic/Direct Electric Heating and accessories

Capable of understanding the Project Client documents

Knowledge of Applicable International standards+ Client standards (a plus)

Fluent in English - other Languages(a plus)

Mobility - International - Short and Long Missions

Work contents includes multiple projects of both Shallow and Deep Water types of projects

Capable of working independently or in a group

No salary provided

Posted February 19, 2015 at 07:00PM from LinkedIn


Not Just Another Murder in South Los Angeles

The residue of the past fades more quickly as I get older. Small and ordinary moments that I used to summon with ease are harder to find year after year. But May 13, 2009 is different. The day has remained whole, like a blood-stained memory that won't wash out.


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An Internet of Things that do what they’re told

Editor’s note: The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Cory Doctorow will be speaking at the Solid Conference in San Francisco June 23-25, 2015. Registration is now open — for more information on the program, visit the Solid website. The digital world has …

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Yes, It’s 20 Degrees, and I’m Ordering an Iced Coffee.

For some of us, allegiance to iced coffee doesn't end with winter. But that doesn't always go over so well with baristas and colleagues. You’ll freeze, they say. It’s 20 degrees, they say.

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Pocket Science

A man’s wallet is not a complex piece of technology. Fundamentally, it needs to do two things: fit in your pocket, and hold your cards and cash. Ideally it should hold them in such a way that they come out easily when you want them to and stay put when you don’t. And, given those parameters, it should be as slender as possible—especially at a time when our phones are gradually replacing our wallets’ contents.

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RC MARS Rover #3DPrinting

Josef vladik shared an awesome project on Thingiverse RC vehicle inspired by Mars rover Curiosity. Parts are printed on 3D printed. Main Processing Unit is Ardunio Mega. For moving used 6 9g servos with metal gear and edited for 360 rotating, for steering used 6 standart 9g servos. Control is standard 4 channels. Power by […]

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The playlist: Latin American pop – Los Teke Teke, Buscabulla, Johnny Dominicana and more

Street party music, identity politics, a non-committal love song and the return of ‘bananas-popular’ Paulina Rubio

Carnival is en fuego around the world and producing loads of excellent street party music, but Los Teke Teke’s absolute jam is my favourite from the whole season. Rooted in gagá music (what Haitian rara is called in DR), vocalists Carlitos Wey and Crazy Design have a multi-octave interplay on their rhythm-feting song. The way it all absorbs into the drum, horns and ad-libs at once mimics the exact kind of exuberant chaos you want your carnival experience to be. Can’t stop watching this.

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New York police union chief under fire for 'exploiting' deaths of two officers

Patrick Lynch, critical of Mayor Bill de Blasio after shooting deaths of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, appears in ‘disgusting’ campaign video featuring image of him attending makeshift memorial

The outspoken president of one of New York’s main police unions has come under fire for a campaign video critics say exploits the deaths of two NYPD officers who were killed in an attack in December.

Some officers from New York City’s 84th precinct, where officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos worked, are upset that the video includes an image of Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) president Patrick Lynch attending a makeshift memorial for the officers, according to a report by the New York Daily News.

Related: The rise of New York's police unions

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Pascal Papé handed 10-week ban for Jamie Heaslip challenge

• France forward to miss the rest of the Six Nations

• Lock could have been suspended for 15 weeks

• Ireland’s Heaslip accepts Papé’s apology

Pascal Papé has been suspended for 10 weeks for kneeing Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip in the back and will miss the rest of France’s Six Nations campaign.

Papé, who has a right of appeal, appeared in front of a disciplinary panel together with the France coach, Philippe Saint-André on Wednesday.

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Don’t fall for the hype. Nicotine is a poison, no matter how it is delivered

Lobbyists and health campaigners are touting e-cigarettes as a safer version of the real thing, but there’s no evidence to prove that they are

It’s rare for pro-smoking lobbyists and health campaigners to stop bickering with one another – let alone agree on something. But this week, the two groups have come out in unison against a new Scottish health policy.

From April, all Scottish health boards (bar one, NHS Lothian) will ban the use of e-cigarettes on NHS premises. The move makes perfect sense, and falls firmly into line with current NHS policies relating to other nicotine-laden items. But smokers’ rights groups have lambasted the ban as “perverse” – and, believe it or not, anti-smoking campaigners at Ash Scotland seem to agree with them.

Related: Vaping may not be as safe as smokers think, research suggests

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This innocent man spent half his life in prison. The cop who interrogated him became a Guantánamo torturer

Detective Richard Zuley's police work sent Lathierial Boyd to prison for a murder he didn't commit – based on faulty evidence, after he recalls being chained up. But a Guardian investigation has found that Boyd may not be alone Continue reading...

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Found: detached house in London for £280,000

It may not be big, but Forest Hill property has plenty of outdoor space including front and back gardens, as well as off-street parking

At first glance it might look like a very well-appointed shed or one of those smart home offices that some people have at the bottom of the garden, but behind the front door lies a whole house.

The property, described by the agents as a “bright and airy one bedroom detached house” is on the market for £280,000, which is £92,000 more than the average cost of a home in the UK, according to the latest Nationwide index.

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