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Vice Principal Saved from Korea ferry found hanged

Source: Kansas City Star via AP

SEOUL, South Korea — Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.

The news of the death came Friday as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of people still missing from the ferry and feared dead. The passengers included 325 second-year students from Danwon High School heading to a southern island on a four-day trip.

A police officer says the vice principal, identified only by his surname Kang, was found dead on the island of Jindo where rescued passengers have taken shelter. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity citing department rules. He didn't elaborate.

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Officials have confirmed 28 deaths. But that number is expected to rise sharply. About 270 people are missing.



Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/18/4967477/vice-principal-saved-from-korea.html



Tragic
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Apr 18, 2014, 07:56 AM (22 replies)

Swedes to give six-hour workday a go

Source: thelocal.se

"We think it's time to give this a real shot in Sweden," Mats Pilhem, Left Party deputy mayor of Gothenburg, told The Local.

He explained that the municipal council would use two different departments - a test group and a control group, in essence. Staff in one section will cut down to six-hour days, while their colleagues in a different section stick to the ordinary seven-hour day. All employees will be given the same pay.

"We'll compare the two afterwards and see how they differ. We hope to get the staff members taking fewer sick days and feeling better mentally and physically after they've worked shorter days," he said.

Pilhelm said he hoped the move would create more jobs, as he had seen evidence that longer shifts entailed less efficiency. In some sectors, such as elderly care, the problem was not staff shortages, he claimed, but people working inefficiently over longer shifts.


Read more: http://www.thelocal.se/20140408/swedish-workers-to-test-six-hour-work-days



7 hour work day is the norm.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Apr 8, 2014, 01:50 PM (29 replies)

European Parliament passes strong net neutrality law, along with major roaming reforms

Source: Gigaom.com

European fans of the open internet can breathe a sigh of relief: the European parliament has passed a major package of telecoms law reform, complete with amendments that properly define and protect net neutrality.

The amendments (PDF) were introduced by the Socialist, Liberal, Green and Left blocs in the European Parliament after the final committee to tweak the package – the industry committee – left in a bunch of loopholes that would have allowed telcos to start classifying web services of their choice as “specialized services” that they can treat differently.

It’s a good thing the net neutrality argument didn’t sink the whole package, as it also includes new laws to eliminate roaming fees within Europe, creating a truly single market for telecoms services. Now the whole package gets passed through to the next Parliament (elections are coming up in May), then the representatives of European countries for final approval.


Read more: http://gigaom.com/2014/04/03/european-parliament-passes-strong-net-neutrality-law-along-with-major-roaming-reforms/



Sucks to be us.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Apr 3, 2014, 10:34 AM (2 replies)
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