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Friday, April 10, 2015

Obama says China bullying smaller nations in South China Sea row

Rapid building on Spratly archipelago risks destablalising the region amid competing claims for territory

US president Barack Obama said Washington is concerned China is using its “sheer size and muscle” to push around smaller nations in the South China Sea, just hours after Beijing gave a detailed defence of its creation of artificial islands in the contested waterway.

China’s rapid reclamation around seven reefs in the Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea has alarmed other claimants, such as the Philippines and Vietnam, and drawn growing criticism from US government officials and the military.

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Hays posted a job you might be interested in


Accountant - 12 month fixed term

Wellington & Wairarapa, New Zealand, NZ - Accounting

  • Varied role

  • Large and complex organisation

  • Fixed term role with potential future progression

This internationally acclaimed organisation continues to enjoy its status as one the most sought after workplaces in Wellington, with a location and culture that is simply second to none.

Due to maternity leave, there currently exists an opportunity for an Accountant for a fixed term period of 12 months. Reporting into a Senior Management Accountant, you will be responsible for budget preparation and monitoring, month end, financial analysis, reconciliations, and project administration/reporting.

You will have a strong level of experience in financial accounting, and will be a strong Excel user. Any Project Accounting experience would also be highly advantageous, as would an understanding of Capex and Opex. Budgeting experience could also be beneficial. You will also have strong communication and relationship management skills in order to form working relationships with Project Managers.

A fantastic salary package plus great career development is available to the right candidate.

For more information, please contact Alex Stones on 04 471 4490 or

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Posted April 10, 2015 at 06:16AM from LinkedIn


Peace and Lies

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HR Business Partner for a Fortune 100 Company

Within 23 wards, Tokyo, Japan, JP - Architecture & Planning, Environmental Services, Machinery

Up to 11 million

American Consumer Goods Company

Human Resources Business Partner

With manufacturing operations in Japan

Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For

A globally-renowned consumer products company is looking for an experienced HR Business Partner to join its growing human resources team.

This company is always selected as one of the Fortune's 100 best companies to work for. HR plays a key role in delivering appropriate and effective advice so the business consistently exceeds targets and eventually makes this world a better place to live in. The HR team consists of highly-talented professionals with expertise and insights in the field. This HR Business Partner will provide day-to-day HR advice, while supported by the central HR department on compensation, recruiting and training.

An ideal candidate will have 5 to 10 years' experience in generalist HR, business partnering, or a wide coverage of HR areas. Someone who has solid experience in labor management and labor laws would be suitable. If this person also has HR planning experience it would be a big plus. We are seeking for native Japanese speakers with business-level or fluent English. This person should be open-minded, flexible, and ambitious to travel his/her career.

For more information, please directly contact Saehena at 03 3560 1351 or send your CV to




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更なる詳細に関しては、セヘナ・ホン(Saehena Hong)までお気軽にお問い合わせください。

直通:03 3560 1351


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Posted April 10, 2015 at 05:53AM from LinkedIn


California Deputies Are Taped Beating Man in Chase

A television news camera caught police officers appearing to beat a suspect after a chase through the California desert.

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Civil War’s Lessons Resound 150 Years Later

At Appomattox and elsewhere, the 150th anniversary of the Civil War is remembered with re-enactments, and talk of legacy.

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Review: ‘Wolf Hall,’ the Stage Version, Untangles Tudor History With Relish

The riveting two-part stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s best-selling novels about Henry VIII and his chaotic court is at the Winter Garden Theater.

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Verizon posted a job you might be interested in


Project Manager - Payroll Systems

Orlando, Florida Area, US - Accounting, Financial Services, Telecommunications

For problem-solvers and the analytically inclined: Help a world-leader in technology invest strategically, allocate wisely and drive shareholder value. Formulate groundbreaking processes, provide in-depth analysis and expertly manage Verizons assets.


At Verizon, we innovate constantly to help the biggest names in business do business – quicker and smarter. It takes vision. It takes focus. And we apply both every bit as much to the way we do business too. The brightest minds, the latest technologies and pioneering processes are combining to enhance this critical business function at our Center for Excellence. We’re finding new ways to add value and provide strategic support. This is the kind of work we do. And you can be part of it.

  • Provide technical subject matter expertise to the Processing and Time Reporting Support team as well as Global Payroll Operations, providing guidance and support to decision makers on strategy, policy and technical issues based on significant quantitative and qualitative analysis. Drive standardization across Verizon as related to pay and or time processing.

  • Provide processing performance reporting and analysis to Senior Management, which includes tracking and monitoring all accuracy and timeliness SLA’s. Assist Senior Management in developing appropriate strategies for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Global Payroll Processes and infrastructure.

  • Responsible for all processing SLA’s for both Payroll and Time and Labor and report those metrics accordingly to upper management.

  • Identify and drive improvement opportunities for their work stream and work closely with either the internal team or service providers (as applicable) to ensure improvement opportunities are implemented.

  • Assist in assessing the services delivered by the service providers (as applicable) and validating that performance metrics established by service level agreements are met as applicable.

  • Develop and maintain procedures and policies for their assigned work stream or function(s).

  • Responsible for ensuring all payroll processing analysts are appropriately trained, maintain responsibility for any technical issue escalations from internal Payroll employees and responds to customer inquiries in the capacity as a subject matter expert (Level 3), ensuring issue and error resolution.

  • Undertake complex projects and provides guidance on project related issues as needed. Leads training and skills development initiatives as a Subject Matter Expert.

  • Maximize the effectiveness and accuracy of existing systems using existing technology, research and apply new functionality or upgrades as provided.

  • Ensure compliance with internal policies and controls (e.g., Security, Disaster Recovery, Sarbanes Oxley and local entity or country compliance).

  • Stay current on industry standards by engaging in networking and benchmarking. Responsible for creating business cases and implementation plans related to new Payroll or Time related products and ensuring we bring these products to market as fast as possible.

  • Responsible for any changes to the ESPx (scheduler) process due to new applications being created or holiday processing days and ensuring that the scheduler is performing to maximum capacity for both Payroll and Time and Labor.

  • Serve as the liaison to the daily processing team and ensure all new projects/applications are be accounted for.

  • Maintain certification or number of training hours per year in technical area they are responsible for supporting.


  • Generally require BA/BS in Computer Science, IT, Finance or equivalent work experience.

  • Professional certification or experience preferred in technical areas related to Pay and or Time processing, examples; PeopleSoft Global Payroll, Time Reporting Applications, Time Feeders, Vendor solutions in these disciplines.

  • 3+ years of direct payroll processing experience, troubleshooting, implementation (prefer Global experience including domestic and international)

  • Strong investigation/researching skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, juggle heavy workload

  • Working knowledge of Verizon vendor management policies and procedures

  • Advanced knowledge of report query and design.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially in Excel and PowerPoint; strong written and oral communications skills,

  • Excellent presentation skills, ability to drive visions of technology to upper management.

  • Demonstrated experience in continuous improvement initiatives, root cause analysis and project management.

  • Experience in Payroll Technology field

Our business is fuelled by our passion for delivering unprecedented results for customers in over 52 countries. Throughout the world, we’re helping to create a better future – transforming how doctors battle cancer, rescue workers save lives, and people, businesses and communities interact with one another. If you have the drive, talent, energy and commitment to join over 180,000 like-minded people who are unlocking this positive potential of technology, we’ll support you every step of the way. Whether that’s through competitive compensation, award-winning training, or benefits so comprehensive we call them Total Rewards.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Verizon is a Federal Contractor

  • Verizon requests veteran priority referrals

  • Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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Posted April 10, 2015 at 05:18AM from LinkedIn


Hays posted a job you might be interested in


Corporate & Transaction Banking Internal Audit (AVP/VP)

Singapore, SG - Accounting, Banking, Financial Services

This is an excellent opportunity for an AVP/VP level internal auditor to join a renowned global bank here in Singapore. It is auditing the Corporate & Transaction Banking space although there will be opportunities to get involved in auditing other areas too.

As an AVP/VP in the team, you will lead and participate in audit missions in order to facilitate business activities in a risk controlled environment. As and when necessary, you will perform special audits as required by regulators, business line management and audit committees. In addition, you will review implementation status of recommendations issued upon notification by auditees and assist in conducting risk assessments of audit domains and periodic reporting requirements.

Due to the nature of this audit team, you must have strong grasp of ccommercial banking products and services such as trade finance, loans, commodities finance, project finance, ship finance, syndication, funds transfers etc. You need to possess strong control concept and be an expert in legal and compliance issues within the banking environment. Report writing skills and ability to articulate well are pre-requisites. I am looking for an internal audit specialist with experience n banking and auditing of financial services of which at least 5 years in internal audit in Corporate Banks. You need to be willing to travel as this role requires 25% travel.

Interested and qualified candidates, please apply online via the Hays website.

Registration Number: R1220502

EA License Number: 07C3924

Company Registration No: 200609504D

SGD100000.00 - SGD200000.00 per annum

Posted April 10, 2015 at 05:17AM from LinkedIn


Intel Corporation posted a job you might be interested in

Intel Corporation

Phone / Phablet Sales (SH)- E-mail to

Beijing City, China, CN - Semiconductors

This is a commissioned sales position. Responsible for managing the relationship between Intel and customers by establishing and cultivating relationships with key individuals at accounts. Develop relationships with distributors and engage distributor resources in support of assigned accounts. Identify and develop new opportunities within assigned accounts. Ensure that goals are consistent with Intel's strategic direction of: (1) maximizing the business with assigned accounts over the short and long-term and (2) increasing the preference for Intel architectures among assigned customers. Responsible for meeting or exceeding assigned annual billings and design win quotas in conjunction with the Field Applications Engineer. Communicate strategies to appropriate field and factory personnel to obtain required support and coordination. Develop a clear understanding of Intel's business practices including pricing, forecasting, terms and conditions, distribution and code of ethics.

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Posted April 10, 2015 at 05:15AM from LinkedIn


Intel Corporation posted a job you might be interested in

Intel Corporation

Sales Development Account Manager - E-mail to

Beijing City, China, CN - Semiconductors

This is a commissioned sales position primarily responsible for consumption and sell through based activities with OEM, channel, and ecosystem partners. Working with sales and marketing field members, responsibilities include: winning business at key consumption accounts while increasing premium product mix and ramping new technologies, running consumer sales and marketing campaigns to improve Intel's brand and business position, and developing cohesive customer technology solutions that increase the usage of Intel products/services while building business capabilities. The position is also responsible for sustaining and building relationships within the account(s) and with local government and/or NGO offices, providing customer feedback to internal Intel organizations (e.g. marketing) and other account team members on market trends, feedback on platform and business issues, etc.

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Posted April 10, 2015 at 05:02AM from LinkedIn


Hays posted a job you might be interested in


Finance Manager

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, MY - Management Consulting

Finance Manager

Group accounts consolidation

This client is a consulting firm under a leading group in SEA, looking for a finance manager to handle the group accounts consolidation.

The firm is looking to grow their finance team to support the finance functions of this group.

You'll be required to manage the full set of accounts and any tax & audit matters. The software in use at the moment is Affinity, MYOB and SQL. You also must have a familiarity with listed company requirements.

This is a challenging opportunity for those looking for career growth within group level finance.

MYR6000.00 - MYR7000.00 per month

Posted April 10, 2015 at 04:58AM from LinkedIn


SAP posted a job you might be interested in



Singapore, SG - Computer Software

Expectations and Tasks:

- Design, development and support of new and existing products in the SAP Product Suite

- Coordinate design and development of new features with other members of the team

- Participate on architecture and design discussions with other senior engineers and architects

- Review and productive constructive feedback on software requirements, design, architecture and test case documentation to other members of the Product

- Management Engineering and QA Teams

- Review and provide constructive feedback to code developed by other members of the Engineering team

- Collaborate with SAP colleagues, SAP product development groups, and customers to identify and validate solutions.

No salary provided

Posted April 10, 2015 at 04:56AM from LinkedIn


Dave is a sexist, beer-swilling jerk. Why do women find him atttractive?

I’m a woman and a comedian (go with it) and sometimes I perform as a horrible, disgusting man called Dave. But women love Dave - why oh why?

Picture the worst guy you’ve ever met. A sexist beer-swilling caricature of the dregs of masculinity, a douchebag with a neckbeard, swaggering about in the kind of graphic T-shirt Ed Hardy would mow the lawn in.

Are you turned on yet ladies?

Related: Zoe Coombs Marr – Dave review: a black mirror on the Australian male psyche

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Richie Benaud's career highlights - video

One of the world's most loved cricketing personalities, Richie Benaud, has died aged 84. Benaud was the first player to take 200 Test wickets and never lost a series as Australian captain. He took to the commentary box in Australia and the UK and became a household name for the next generation. Benaud is survived by his wife, Daphne Continue reading...

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