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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Great Britain face Wimbledon question for Davis Cup tie against France

If it is decided that quarter-final will be played a week after the All England Club’s championship final, a precedent exists – albeit a grim one – although it appears the surface could recover in time

Andy Murray beats John Isner to seal ‘big win’ over USA

If Great Britain choose to play France at Wimbledon in the Davis Cup quarter-final a week after the All England Club’s championship final, a precedent exists – although it stirs grim memories for those who saw Ecuador win 3-2, consigning the hosts to years in the wilderness.

The All England Club let the national team on to the rehabbed grass of Court No 1 the weekend after the 2000 final and 11,000 fans witnessed a rolling anticlimax as Greg Rusedski and Arvind Parmar lost the opening and closing singles, while the doubles team of Parmar and Tim Henman also slipped up. It was all witnessed live on the BBC, compounding the humiliation.

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If You Need Any Convincing That Solar Roadways Are The Future, This Video Will Help

Bright behind Solar Roadways released a video detailing his plans to change the world earlier this month, but the language minds really do not attract anyone’s attention. This new designer Scott Brusaw, however, certainly not make this mistake. “The solar access roads Freakin!” It is filled with passionate enthusiasm and specifically targets young minds adults ...

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Experienced Paraplanner

Sydney Area, Australia, AU - Financial Services

  • Career Development Opportunity

  • Great working hours

  • Heart of the CBD

This sought after financial planning practice offers a client-focused, holistic approach to the advice process. Conveniently located in the heart of the CBD, you will become part of a team that is not only experienced but will welcome you in to its desirable work culture from the outset. This culture not only supports you in your career but keenly promotes development, with the right candidate gaining the opportunity to progress internally.

You will be supporting a number of senior financial planners, and as such will be exposed to a range of services when conducting your day-to-day work. Some of your responsibilities will include the efficient delivery of high quality SOAs, as well as assisting the Financial Advisers in developing strategies and integrating compliance framework with plan production.

The ideal candidate must have paraplanning experience and a comprehensive working knowledge of the financial process. You will also need to be in the process of completing or have completed the RG 146 qualification. The opportunity to work in a great environment, with continued exposure to a wide range of solutions really is unique when considering the outlined career development opportunity.

This is an excellent opportunity for a person keen to learn and grow, and is supported by an attractive salary package.

To apply for this role, or to discuss the position in more detail, please contact Conan Osborne on 02 8226 9861 or by email on

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22 Arrested After Lynching of Rape Suspect in India

Police have used photographs and videos posted to social media to identify and arrest 22 people connected to the beating and death of a prisoner accused of rape, The New York Times reports. Police say they have identified between 200 and 300 people out of the mob of thousands , and more arrests are expected.


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Voting Rights Fought for in Selma March Are Under Threat, Holder Says

Attorney General Eric Holder told the crowd at a commemorative march Sunday that access to the polls was “under siege” by a flurry of recent state.

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Enterprise Architect-Next Generation Data Center-NY

Greater New York City Area, US - Information Technology and Services

Dimension Data, a full service global IT infrastructure company, has seen explosive growth with our Cloud and Data Center Business units. We have a clear and ambitious five-year plan and have set ourselves an aggressive growth target to double our business. We want to move quickly to capitalize on key areas of opportunity in the market and become increasingly client-relevant. We're on a journey to extend our market-leading position into the IT as a Service (ITaaS) and Cloud markets. Our progress and pace of acceleration continue to be recognized by a number of stakeholders, including industry analysts, our clients, and our partners.

To help us achieve our strategic business goals, we are currently seeking an Enterprise Architect to join our organization.

The Enterprise Architect links the business mission, vision, strategy, and processes of an organization to its IT strategy, and documents this using multiple architectural models or views that show how the current and future needs of an organization will be met in an integrated, efficient, sustainable, agile, and adaptable manner.

The Enterprise Architect is an industry vertical expert with strong business acumen who will engage with client stakeholders in existing Dimension Data key accounts and new accounts. The Senior Enterprise Architect works with sales account teams and Business Units, to engage the top country and/or regional targeted clients, to address their challenges and assist them in innovating through technology and services.

Client business strategy:

  • Display strategy development, architecting value and operating model skills, road mapping, emerging technology knowledge, and influence through insight, and partner with our clients to make bold decisions on priority business and IT leadership issues

  • Consult with clients to understand and develop the IT roadmap in conjunction with the strategy

  • Be required to provide strategic direction and planning for clients by collaborating and engaging with these clients

  • Provide strategic advice for the IT strategy, innovation, operations, architecture and infrastructure required to deliver efficient and effective platforms fundamental to business success and client satisfaction

  • Have the ability to leverage their knowledge of reference architectures during the whole consulting lifecycle.

Create roadmap and business case:

This employee will build a holistic view of the client’s organization strategy, processes, information, and information technology assets. He/she uses initiative to conduct strategic assessments and develop an enterprise –wide architecture and roadmap. Based on the client vision, the employee will conduct assessments to gain insights into the client’s current and future states which will be used as input into the business case. The Enterprise Architect will assist clients in assessing their “as-is” IT service, application and technology estate in defining the target (to-be) state IT service, application and technology landscape (architecture), and producing the business case and roadmap to optimize and modernize their IT.

Advise on change management strategy:

Enterprise Architects are able to advise on change management strategies to assist organizations in migrating from current to future architectures. This employee will focus on getting the client optimized for consumption by identifying the business and IT buyer’s end-user and organisational adoption priorities to create the necessary solution design, organizational change requirements, and post-deployment adoption processes.

Practice Management:

The Enterprise Architect supports the practice of consulting and enterprise architecture in researching emerging enterprise architecture methodologies and the best practices associated with them. He/she is adept at analysing client business needs with IT requirements and they are able translate this knowledge into an understanding of how markets and clients will respond to new trends in enterprise architectures.

Act as mentor / coach:

He/she will work and engage with other team members and act as advisor and decision maker in solution design situations. This employee also continuously contributes to the improvement of internal effectiveness by contributing to improving current methodologies, processes and tools. The Enterprise Architect will collaborate with and facilitate stakeholder groups by ensuring that proposed solutions are properly understood and appropriately exploited.


The Enterprise Architect demonstrates a good command of consulting skills through their ability to successfully apply the Dimension Data Consulting Services methodology to increasingly complex consulting engagements. In addition, this employee has knowledge of project management principles and they ensure that projects with clients are executed accordingly.

Business development:

He/she provides their engagement and subject matter experience in supporting the internal stakeholders in proposal development and other business development activities. As part of leading consulting engagements, this individual will work proactively with the Sales teams and look for additional business opportunities to address client requirements and act as a trusted advisor to the client.

Behavioral skills:

These employees need to be systems thinkers that can view a requirement in a holistic way. Apart from deep business knowledge Enterprise Architects are also required to be proficient in IT Business, Application and Integration architecture, IT governance and operations, technology components and modelling for IT investment. This individual is very good at preparing and presenting clients with solutions and has the ability to convince and persuade internal and external stakeholders of the right course of action. The Enterprise Architect is a thought leader and possesses deep and visionary industry knowledge in a vertical or industry coupled with an integrated view of the business. These employees have excellent client engagement skills and become trusted advisor to the client using their good interpersonal and communication skills.

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Ben Youngs wary of wounded Scotland in Six Nations match at Twickenham

• England scrum-half expects Scots’ reaction to Italy defeat

• ‘They seem a lot more physical and seem to perform better’

• Dan Cole calls for perspective after grand slam disappointment

England have been warned to beware a wounded Scotland at Twickenham as they seek to regroup following their own disappointing defeat to Ireland in Dublin. The Scots have a grim record at Twickenham but England’s scrum-half Ben Youngs believes the home side’s younger players will still be surprised by the intensity of Saturday’s Calcutta Cup contest.

Despite their opponents’ recent home loss to Italy, Youngs has played with and against enough Scottish players to know the mere sight of a white jersey is enough to arouse significant passion. “I think that might have something to do with it,” said Youngs, who made his Test debut at Murrayfield in 2010. “It always seems to be the case. The Scotland that played against Italy won’t be the same we face. The Scottish teams that turn up are very different to the ones you watch on tape.”

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Indian Summers recap: season one, episode four – return of the Viceroy

Let’s swiftly pass over the opening obsession with naughty bits and get down to the real business of the day – men with impressive moustaches

The Viceroy is returned! To be honest, we hadn’t realised he was missing, because we’ve never met him. But anyway, welcome home mister!

This episode actually opened with Ralph pissing in a bucket. Fitting, because Eugene, brother to a diddled Madeleine, wants him to pull his pants up. Do the right thing, he demands of Ralph, who has been noisily having it off in every room of Eugene’s house.

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Business Analyst

Wellington & Wairarapa, New Zealand, NZ - Information Services, Information Technology and Services, Internet

  • Exciting and well respected brand

  • Be an integral part of newly established team

  • Excellent offices and fun culture

In your new role you will be working for a well known brand in New Zealand at their head office in Wellington. Their technology and sites are used by Kiwi's in many work places and homes nationwide. They have an inclusive culture that encourages creativity, responsibility, entrepreneurship, honesty and integrity, passion and high energy in return for a fun vibrant workplace with a unique kiwi culture.

You will be part of a newly established team which will comprise developers, a tester, a designer and yourself. The team will be responsible for improvements to the platform and as the Business Analyst you will do this through applying your analytical skill and good judgement to ensure you can deliver early and often. You will be identifying problems/needs and why they are important, facilitating meetings, and importantly conducting analysis that will result if well-defined requirements.

As the preferred candidate you will be highly organised, positive, and a detail-orientated Business Analyst. You are delivery-focussed and are not happy when your team's work is sitting around untested or unreleased for too long.

You will also be experienced in a Scrum/Agile environment, have a high interest of web/mobile design and user experience, and a proven record of managing multiple projects of varying length. Importantly you will have a visible portfolio of work you've been an integral part of delivering.

If you have what it takes to excel in this job, apply now and upload your CV along with a cover letter or summary at the front in the one document or directly to - Shane Gooch 04 4714493

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Posted March 08, 2015 at 10:54PM from LinkedIn


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Business Sales Executive

Sydney Area, Australia, AU - Business Supplies and Equipment

  • Monday to Friday 9 until 5

  • Head office in Campbelltown

  • $50K + Super + Bonus

A global Specialist in Catering Equipment are searching for a confident Business Sales Executive to help drive their already booming business to the top of the Australian market.

Reporting directly to the Business Development Team Manager, you will be working as part of a vibrant and friendly sales team, responsible for managing and growing your own assigned corporate client portfolio. Working to KPIs, your role will be largely phone-based (30-40 outbound calls a day) and your main duties will include achieving sales targets, updating and developing the corporate database, undertaking research to identify new business opportunities, opening new customer accounts, completing tenders, quotations and proposals and maintaining client records on an ERP system.

With at least 6 months experience in a B2B telephone sales or telemarketing or telesales role, you will be outgoing, self-motivated and sales driven. You will have a good understanding of computer systems and competent with all programs in the Microsoft Office suite, and must be tenacious, innovative and driven. Strong communication skills are essential, articulate and personable candidates are sought for this position.

Hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Salary will be $50K + Super + Commission.

If you think this might be the next career move for you, apply online or send your resume in Word format to Inquiries may be directed to Xanthe Hayes on 02 8226 9887.

You must be a Permanent Resident of Australia to be eligible to apply for this role.


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Posted March 08, 2015 at 10:38PM from LinkedIn


Paris fashion week: latest Céline collection evokes woodland wildlife

Designer Phoebe Philo delights in springing surprises on the fashion industry with Sunday’s show, littered with images of otters and foxes, her latest curveball

On the list of looks you do not expect to see on the catwalk at Céline, fashion’s Parisian temple to cerebral chic, cute woodland animals rank pretty high.

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TSA Agent Finds Naughty Little Doggie in Checked Bag

Who's a naughty little stowaway? Is it you? Is it you? Yes it is! You're the naughty little stowaway who was found in a traveler's suitcase this week at New York's LaGuardia Airport.


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Florida banned state workers from using term 'climate change' – report

‘Global warming’ and ‘sustainability’ among phrases allegedly barred at state’s Department of Environmental Protection, investigative report finds

Officials with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the agency in charge of setting conservation policy and enforcing environmental laws in the state, issued directives in 2011 barring thousands of employees from using the phrases “climate change” and “global warming”, according to a bombshell report by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR).

The report ties the alleged policy, which is described as “unwritten”, to the election of Republican governor Rick Scott and his appointment of a new department director that year. Scott, who was re-elected last November, has declined to say whether he believes in climate change caused by human activity.

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European Indoor Athletics Championships: in pictures

We round up the best photographs from this weekends European Indoor Championships in Prague

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Business as usual for golf when Tiger Woods quits for good

• US PGA commissioner says game can handle situation

• The Tour has grown every year even in Woods’ absence

• Woods’ takes indefinite break in 2010

Tim Finchem, the commissioner of the US PGA Tour, said the inevitability of Tiger Woods stepping away permanently from top level golf at some stage means the game should not have too much of a problem handling it.

Woods is in the midst of his latest absence from the Tour amid problems with injury and form. Finchem admitted on Sunday he has no idea when the 14-times major winner might make a return. Woods has yet to confirm whether he will play in the Bay Hill Invitational this month, or the first major of the season at Augusta National.

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Brendan Rodgers puts Liverpool display against Blackburn down to tiredness

• Martin Skrtel taken to hospital after injuring his head in FA Cup quarter-final

• Gary Bowyer warns Liverpool about state of Ewood Park pitch

Match report: Liverpool 0-0 Blackburn Rovers

Michael Cox analysis

After watching his Liverpool side held to a goalless draw by Blackburn Rovers to set up an FA Cup replay on either 7 or 8 April, Brendan Rodgers branded the scheduling of the Reading-Bradford quarter-final replay next Monday as “unbelievable.”

Liverpool are unable to face Rovers at Ewood Park on the same evening as there are Champions League last-16 games next week and Rodgers’ team are also at Swansea City for a televised match then.

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Families of Bethnal Green Isis runaways demand police apology

‘Police mishandling kept us in the dark about risk to our daughters’ say families over mislaid letters

The families of three London teenage girls who are feared to have joined Islamic State in Syria have called on the Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, to apologise, after Scotland Yard issued a misleading statement, which the police had to retract hours later.

Schoolfriends Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Amira Abase, 15, travelled from east London to Turkey last month and then crossed into an Isis-controlled area of Syria.

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