Archive for June 2010

Australian jailed for ‘thrill’ killing of Chinese student


Agence France-Presse in Sydney 30 June 2010 A man who murdered a Chinese student in Australia was on Wednesday given a life sentence for the brutal attack, which the judge described as a premeditated, ‘thrill’ killing of a complete stranger. Stavros Papadopoulos, 22, pleaded guilty to murdering 26-year-old University of Tasmania accounting student Zhang ‘Tina’ […]



The difficult leap to self-employment


Being your own boss requires more than just big ambition

The 20 Most Important Questions In Business



‘God of Gamblers’ Wary of Singapore’s New Casinos


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Male menopause not a myth


Researchers pinpoint nine symptoms for determining presence of condition

Suicide or strike? A tale of two work cultures


Minnie Chan 17 June 2010 When Li Hai jumped to his death from the fifth floor of his dormitory at Foxconn’s factory in Longhua, Shenzhen, last month, other young workers from Hunan were taking part in a strike at a Honda car parts factory in Foshan. The two cases speak volumes about contrasting management styles […]

Superstitions – Dhamma talk by Ajahn Brahm


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Ivy League degree no sure fire path to success


Elite education can open doors, but hard workers can still get ahead

Arrogant official sacked after slapping boy and triggering 5-1/2 hour riot


Choi Chi-yuk 14 June 2010 If people on the mainland are becoming increasingly angry over the arrogance of government and Communist Party cadres, there may be no better example than what happened on Friday night in Anhui. A tourist bureau chief in the central province’s city of Maanshan was sacked after slapping a teenager who […]