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Lenovo CEO gives his $3 million bonus to line workers and other lower-level employees

Kevin Smith Business Insider The CEO of Lenovo Yang Yuanqing has done something unusual among his CEO counterparts. Yuanqing distributed his $3 million bonus among the company’s 10,000 lower level workers. ZDNet reports that, “the ‘Yuanqing rewards’ averaged out at 2,000 … Continue reading

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Guitar Frets: Environmental Enforcement Leaves Musicians in Fear

Source: WSJ Federal agents swooped in on Gibson Guitar Wednesday, raiding factories and offices in Memphis and Nashville, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. The Feds are keeping mum, but in a statement yesterday Gibson’s chairman and … Continue reading

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Wake Forest University | Organ manufacturing

Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence The field of regenerative medicine is moving from the realm of science fiction to science fact. From fingers and ears to complex organs like livers or hearts, scientists at Wake Forest University are making headway into growing … Continue reading

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Casual workers forced to wear barcodes

Clay Lucas The Age CASUAL workers at a warehouse in Melbourne’s west are being required to wear – and pay for – armbands identifying them as non-permanent staff. The armbands contain employee numbers on barcodes and must be used to … Continue reading

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Made to last … but not forever

Sydney Morning Herald As manufacturing’s decline bites hard in Sydney’s west, old hands cherish the skills of a passing era. Stuart Washington reports. It bears the fancy name ”industrial estate” but there’s nothing fancy about the light industry in Revesby. … Continue reading

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When You Heat Natural Plant-Based Foods You Get Acrylamide and Cancer

Natasha Longo Prevent Disease Nature has a funny way of showing us not to disrupt the perfection of organic produce. Changing the chemical structure of many natural foods, such as exposing them to high heat can promote cancer. Acrylamide is … Continue reading

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Australian jobs on the move to NZ

Madeleine Heffernan Sydney Morning Herald HUNDREDS of Australian jobs have been shifted to New Zealand as local producers try to avoid the impact of high wages, a soaring Australian dollar and restrictive labour laws. Woolworths is the latest to transfer … Continue reading

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Chile Stops Use of Mercury in Vaccines

PR Newswire Decision Comes as WHO Meets to Discuss Global Treaty on Mercury Use WASHINGTON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Chile has become the first developing country to stop the use of mercury in vaccines. In meetings with the Coalition … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Exposes Shocking Evidence About A Carcinogen That is Absolutely Everywhere

Marco Torres Prevent Disease It’s found everywhere, from homes, schools, office buildings, cars to medications and even toothpaste. You can’t escape fiberglass and we’re only beginning to find out why it is so lethal. A whistleblower and former hazardous materials … Continue reading

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A precarious life

Clay Lucas Sydney Morning Herald “Guy Standing is a professor of economic security at Britain’s Bath University. His 2011 book The Precariat: The New Dangerous Classoutlined his case for why an increasingly insecure workforce poses a threat to social stability.” … Continue reading

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