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The Alaska shipyard where the ‘manliest men’ meditate each morning

Vigor Alaska aims to build a more productive team by developing soft skills meaning daily stretching and socializing on the clock In the dark hours before sunrise, Vigor Alaskas shipyard bosses circle up their crews. Dwarfed by vast steel segments of a new ferry, welders, painters and electricians twist their bodies. They roll their heads, […]

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Lost bones, a mass grave and war wrecks plundered off Indonesia

Indonesian scrap metal workers tell of finding and discarding body parts after second world war battleships were wrenched from sea bed They knew about the bones: the arm and leg bones, the occasional skull, a few teeth still jutting out. As the welders cut through the mangled steel of the old ships that had been […]

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Indonesia: cemetery dug up in search for bones of British and Dutch sailors

Indonesian foreign ministry and Dutch embassy looking for bones believed to have come from wrecks of second world war ships Officials have started to excavate a cemetery in Indonesia in an attempt to identifyMap of Brodong However, an official from the Indonesian foreign ministry involved in the investigation declined to comment on the exhumation, and […]

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BHS managers blame Dominic Chappell for chain collapse – BBC News

The letter to staff, sent on Tuesday, praised BHS former chief executive Darren Topp, but was scathing about Retail Acquisitions (RAL). “The inability of RAL to raise sufficient funds and dispose of key property assets hindered the management team in delivering the turnaround plan,” it said. “Any sums of financing raised or property disposals appeared […]

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Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley ‘will go before MPs’ – BBC News

Mr Ashley had been refusing to appear before the committee since last March, although he changed his mind last month and said he would answer questions if MPs first visited the firm’s Shirebrook warehouse in Derbyshire. However, last week he changed his position again, stating he would not attend because his lawyer Richard Gordon, QC, […]

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Probe into UK occupational pension schemes – BBC News

And current and former BHS employees who had not yet reached retirement age when it went into administration in March could see a 10% cut to their pensions. “The state of the British Steel pension scheme is further worrying evidence of a wider danger to one of the biggest savings successes in Britain during the […]

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In gorilla’s death, critics blame mother, Cincinnati Zoo

(CNN)Devastated. Heartbroken. In mourning. Those are some of the words the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden used Sunday in a contrite explanation for the death of Harambe, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla [whose] to save a boy who slipped into the zoo’s habitat. The boy was in “imminent danger,” leaving the zoo’s Dangerous Animal Response […]

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Google wins six-year legal battle with Oracle over Android code copyright

Developers expected to welcome ruling that finds Googles employment of Java code in its Android operating system was fair use Google has won a six-year court case brought by software firm [metaphor for a], which claimed Google had infringed its copyright by using 11,500 lines of Java code in its Android operating system. The jury […]

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Jos Mourinho may bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United

Jos Mourinho has prioritised the signing of an A-list centre forward when he becomes Manchester United manager and the free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic is being considered Jos Mourinho has prioritised the signing of an A-list centre-forward when he becomes Manchester United manager, with the Portuguese considering a move for the free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose […]

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