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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Legacy of a South Korean Ferry Sinking

A year after a South Korean ferry sank, killing more than 300 people, numerous government regulatory changes are taking effect — and drawing some criticism.





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General Manager, Sales Operations

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, CN - Logistics and Supply Chain, Machinery, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering



Market leader in Machinery Industry
Spirit of Entrepreneurship
Responsible Branch Company P/L


Our client is the leading solutions provider for business with project planning that sees forklift trucks and racking as a system that works together.



As the Branch Manager of Guangzhou, you need to in line with Corporate Goal and based on the cooperate Culture, be responsible for Business Development and Management of all business units(sales, after sales, rental of used equipment, logistics system business, Key Account business, related activities in the region's territory and ensure Customer Care and Satisfaction. Within the framework of company guidelines and his competence the job holder makes the final decision for all business in his region and takes the full responsibility for success of all business in his region. Ensure the effective Coordination of Workflows; reach Targets of the Region and Communicate to all Central Departments in Shanghai and other Regional Offices within China. Motivate Employees and secure satisfactory Labor Conditions to achieve best possible working Results. Achieve the target of regional P&L.



To be competent to the role, you need to have at least 15 years working experience with good record in well-branded companies and comprehensive experience in Sales, Business Development, Technical Service, etc. You need to have abundant experience in people management with no less than 30 people and have been responsible for P/L in recent years. You need to be self-motivated with good interpersonal skills and is a people person. You need to be result-driven and be strategic thinking.



Send through your English resume in word document to vivi.wang@hays.cn for CONFIDENTIAL consideration or speak to Vivi Wang on +86(0) 20 3811 0306 for further details






CNY700000.00 - CNY10000000.00 per annum



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Conservatives pledge to cut inheritance tax for family homes - live

Lewis Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two to win F1's Chinese Grand Prix


Lewis Hamilton produced an exceptional display of race management to clinch his fourth Chinese Grand Prix victory. The double Formula One champion’s drive at the Shanghai International Circuit was befitting of his status to underline a thoroughly dominant weekend after topping every practice session ahead of claiming his 41st pole and 35th win.


Come the conclusion to the race, that finished under the safety car after the Renault power unit in teenager Max Verstappen’s Toro Rosso blew on lap 54 of the 56, Hamilton finished ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg and Ferrari duo Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen. By the time of Verstappen’s demise, though, the win was in the bag as Hamilton was 10 seconds clear of Rosberg, with Vettel and Raikkonen just over 20 seconds adrift.


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Pitt’s rule for non-doms is only one tax that belongs in the dustbin of history

As Labour and Tories argue over repealing legislation passed in 1799, other outdated forms of taxation need to be made clear, simple and fair

George Osborne, the arch-tactician, surely has at least one pre-election lollipop up his sleeve for Tuesday’s Tory manifesto launch; but so far in the general election campaign, Labour have made the running on tax.


When Ed Miliband announced his party’s pledge to abolish non-domiciled tax statutes, the Conservatives – unsure whether to attack Labour for destroying a useful quirk of the UK tax system, or condemn the policy as half-hearted “tinkering around the edges” – became bogged down in arguments about how much revenue abolition would raise.


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Tracey Thorn: ‘I’d kill to be able to sing like Adele’

The Everything But the Girl frontwoman, whose book about the art of singing is out this month, on Twitter, The X Factor - and why she hasn’t toured in years


Naked at the Albert Hall by Tracey Thorn, extract: ‘When I listen to bands, I only really hear the singer’


Tracey Thorn, 52, was brought up in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire, before becoming a teenage indie pioneer in the band Marine Girls. In 1982, at Hull University, she formed Everything But the Girl with Ben Watt, and the two became a couple, eventually marrying in 2008 (they have three teenage children). Her second book, Naked at the Albert Hall , an exploration of singers and singing, comes out later this month.


Tracey Thorn, singer-songwriter, you’re now Tracey Thorn, writer. Do you feel like a lady of the pen now?

Ha! No, I still don’t feel like that. I’ve talked to other people who’ve written loads of books, who say you never do, really. In any form of work, I have that slight fraud complex that I’m going to be found out at any minute.


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Gaming: don’t think it’s all bad for kids. It can be a step to a creative future

The journey from playing to designing and making games can be a short one, and brings rich educational rewards for children

Despite their ubiquity, despite the vast sales and the increasing calls for the medium to be recognised as an artform, video games – that most obviously visual of media – still have an image problem. And it is more than superficial, it goes to the heart of the home, where concerned parents worry about the deleterious effect on their sons and daughters. However, while the evils of gaming rhetoric may make the most noise, parents who have fears may be intrigued to know that it is not the only story in town.


Children themselves are now refuting the stereotype that gaming is a mindless, pointless hobby, as the flexibility of the medium allows them to grow from player to creator. And the game-makers agree: “Games as a medium always involve creativity on the player’s part,” says Benjamin Donoghue, creative director at Blackstaff Games. “Creativity is about exploring what you can do within a defined set of rules.” Blackstaff is currently working on DogBiscuit: The Quest for Crayons, a drawing game for mobile devices in which the player designs parts of the game world.


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Pope Francis calls Armenian slaughter 'first genocide of 20th century'

Pontiff’s comments are likely to anger Turkey, which denies that the deaths 100 years ago constituted genocide


Pope Francis marked the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling it “the first genocide of the 20th century” – a politically explosive pronouncement that is likely to anger Turkey.


Francis, who has close ties to the Armenian community from his days in Argentina, defended his pronouncement by saying it was his duty to honour the memory of the men, women, children, priests and bishops who were “senselessly” murdered.


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Matthew Crawford: 'Distraction is a kind of obesity of the mind'

Does your phone, the TV and advertising demand your attention everywhere you look? All this stimulation is triggering a social crisis, says writer Matthew Crawford. He talks to Ed Cumming about how to reconnect with reality


Before I met Matthew Crawford I loved air travel. I loved how everything was laid out for you, how the delineated stages of the airport gave way painlessly to those of the plane: check-in, security, boarding, take-off, drinkmealsleep, land. The closest you came to a choice was chicken or fish. (Part of me preferred it when there was just one movie that everyone was obliged to watch simultaneously, like the state broadcast of some eccentric despot.) Your phone didn’t work. You couldn’t refresh your feeds. The plane was a haven of monotony, and not having to think made those liminal hours, ironically, a great time to think.


But on the flight to Washington I noticed that the forces of distraction are winning the war in the air just as they are on the ground. There was a large selection of films, before which adverts were shown. Marketing slogans were written on the teacups: “Twinings – get you back to you”. Someone in front of me was playing Candy Crush, a game to which I had a short but debilitating addiction in 2013. Not only are you now allowed to use your electronic devices in the air, you can charge them, too. When the internet is available on international flights, as it is on some local routes, the game will truly be up.


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Laser Etching SMT Stencils Tutorial

Thanks to Felix for sending in this blogtip! Check out the full tutorial here. f you make PCBs and have any SMT components you likely need an SMT stencil to apply solder paste and then bake everything in an oven to reflow the paste. I’ve previously written an extensive tutorial on how to etch metal […]



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Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage designed a computer in the 1840s. A cartoonist finishes the project

Sydney Padua’s graphic novel tells the story of Babbage and Lovelace with a twist – they actually build their Analytical Engine.


To see a selection of extracts from the book, click here.


‘Surely there must be a couple of new Ada Lovelaces lurking in this land?” exclaimed digital doyenne Martha Lane Fox last month, as she issued a call for women to turn their hands to tech – part of her new plan, dubbed Dot Everyone, for an internet-savvy nation.


It’s little wonder that the enigmatic daughter of Lord Byron has been put, posthumously, on a pedestal. Brought up to shun the lure of poetry and revel instead in numbers, Lovelace teamed up with mathematician Charles Babbage who had grand plans for an adding machine, named the Difference Engine, and a computer called the Analytical Engine, for which Lovelace wrote the programs. Then tragedy struck – Lovelace died, aged just 36. They never built a machine.


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Everest: is it right to go back to the top?

A year after the avalanche that killed 16 Sherpas, climbers are gathering at Everest again. Should Nepalese guides continue to be put at risk to enable rich westerners to reach the summit? Carole Cadwalladr went to base camp to weigh the rights and wrongs of a risky business


As the sun goes down, the temperature quickly falls in Deboche, a tiny village at 3,860 metres in the Khumbu region of Nepal. A fresh layer of snow lies on the ground and from the Rivendell lodge is a truly heartstopping view: there, framed by the dining-room windows, is the tallest mountain on Earth, Everest. It’s vast and forbidding, a massive lump of striated rock and ice with a plume of snow streaking from the top, the 100mph-plus winds of the jet stream. It feels unreal looking at it, and then at my companions at the dinner table. Because if all goes to plan, 11 of them will be standing on top of it during the small window of good weather that opens up toward the middle of May.


The peak is some 5,000 metres higher than us – a good three vertical miles – and the temperature is already below zero. The air feels thin and I’m not the only one who’s already got a headache from the altitude. From this angle, I can’t even conceive how it’s possible to climb it. Or who would want to. The night before we set off from Kathmandu, though, David Hamilton, the leader of the group who have all booked with the Sheffield-based operator Jagged Globe, one of the pioneers of commercial trips to Everest, tells me that “the vast majority of people who climb Everest fall within the broad range of normal”. Normal? Hamilton, a 54-year-old Glaswegian who’s about 8ft tall and looks like he could pick you up and get you off the mountain under one arm should circumstances require, insists: “They’re not multimillionaires, they’re not nutters, they’re mostly people aged between 30 and 50 who are able to get two months off work, and have often saved for a long time to afford it.”


Related: Everest Sherpas - in pictures


Related: Everest avalanche leaves Sherpas counting dead and considering future


Lefties see exploitative labour practices… Sherpas see opportunity


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Rape, child abuse and Prince Charles’s former school

One of Scotland’s leading schools is facing claims by former students that they were abused by paedophiles. Alex Renton reveals how the country’s archaic laws are failing to bring them justice


It was the happiest time of the school year. Kate and her class of 12- and 13-year-olds would soon leave Aberlour House, their home for a third or more of their lives. Next term most of them would start at the senior school, Gordonstoun, a famously severe Scottish institution that Prince Charles had once described as “Colditz in kilts”. Fifteen children, all boarders and fresh out of exams, set off into the Scottish mountains for a week’s camping.


“Exped” is one of Gordonstoun’s traditions, born of the unique vision of the school’s founder, the educational innovator Kurt Hahn. A refugee from Nazi Germany, Hahn is most famous for founding the Outward Bound movement. But before that, in 1934, he set up a revolutionary new school in a dilapidated stately home in Moray, northeast Scotland. Schooling would include mountains, the sea, fresh air and soul- stiffening adventures.


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Hays posted a job you might be interested in



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Product Manager

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, CN - Sporting Goods



Job Type: Permanent



Our client is one of the largest golf equipment companies in the world and is represented as the premium profile brands in the golf industry.



In order to strongly support their expansion in China, our client is looking for a product manage in Shenzhen determine the range planning of a collection and achieve the set commercial plans (specifically product mix and price architecture). You will need to use knowledge about trends in the Chinese market and about production possibilities in order to contribute to a market sensitive collection that can be produced on time at a reasonable cost and at the best possible purchase price. Planning and analysing of figures, reacting to best sellers and slow movers, is also important. Moreover, you are responsible for determining correct apparel specification, quality, styling and fitting. You are also the team player of buyers and merchandisers .



To be a successful candidate, you need to have at least 8-year product experience in retail industry, minimum 3 years in managerial position. Experiences gained in the multi-national sports brands will be a plus. Bachelor or above degree, fluency in English and Chinese are must. Result-orientated, good communication skills and excellent leadership are also vital for this role.



If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your Chinese and English resumes to chloe.yi@hays.cn and contact Chloe Yi at 020-38110319 for more detail. For more great opportunities in China, please visit http://www.hays.cn/.






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Rapper Nelly arrested on drug charges

Tennessee police press felony charges after stopping tour bus and allegedly finding meth, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and handguns on board


The Grammy-award winning rapper Nelly was arrested on felony drug charges on Saturday after a Tennessee state trooper stopped his tour bus and found illegal drugs, authorities said.


The rapper’s motor coach was stopped on Saturday morning on Interstate 40 in Putnam county for not displaying legally required stickers, when a state trooper smelled marijuana from the vehicle, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security said.


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