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London sacrifices Virgins after centimetre of snow…

December 16th, 2009   By   Filed Under: Interesting, Weird and Wonderful

SOCIAL order crumbled and mass executions of sacrificial virgins were ordered as over a centimetre of snow fell in some parts of London today.

Putney virgins must dieAs temperatures plummeted mayor Boris Johnson abandoned snowbound boroughs and told them to fend for themselves and eat each other if necessary.

Johnson said: “We can’t save the people of Putney now, we can only pray that the gods spare them. All we can do is hope the blood of 100 virgins appeases the snow sprites and makes the roads usable once more.”

Many famous London landmarks, including the National Gallery and Madam Tussaud’s are currently ablaze as locals try to ward off the white terror.

London cabbie Charlie Reeves said: “It’s a bleedin’ shame all them Rembrandts had to go up but that weird white stuff has gorn away now, so maybe Jack Sleet hates Dutch Golden Age art? I blame the Polish comin’ over here and bringing it wiv them, meself.

He added: “Mind you, Tussaud’s has gone up a treat. It’s like a giant candle made out of corpses. Luverly.”

This evening will see the sacrificial virgins pushed off the top of Nelson’s Column into a blazing pit of Monets followed by a carol service by the Westminster choir. The ceremony has not been conducted since 1751, when half of London died as several ponds froze over for three days.

Boris Johnson added: “We can only assume we have angered Old Flaky in some way, possibly with our plans to extend the Congestion Zone. I’ve commissioned a think tank to look into alternative methods of snow god appeasement, such as Jew expulsion or making the Queen dance erotically on the roof of Buckingham Palace.”

Martin Bishop, a Carlisle-born builder working in London, said: “They’re like this all the time, you know. You should have seen my neighbours when some of their roof tiles blew off last winter. You couldn’t move for slaughtered chickens in our cul de sac.”

:: Courteousy of The Daily Mash, Dec 2009

Maddie’s cycling across India…

December 14th, 2009   By   Filed Under: Uncategorized

Maddie George is taking part in a tough 370km cycling challenge in India to raise funds to help make a difference to those suffering from cancer.

“I am taking part in the second Big C Cycle Challenge to support the work of four special charities: Marie Curie Cancer Care; Children with Leukaemia; Ovarian cancer action and The Lymphoma Association. I will be among a group of more than 50 people from across the UK who, from 6 – 15 March 2010, will get on their bikes for the challenge. A highlight of my adventurous trip through rural Rajasthan will be a visit to the amazing Taj Mahal followed by a tough five-day cycle ride staying in campsites along the way.

This challenge is very close to my heart and my decision to do this came after I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in early 2009. In what was the most distressing part of my life, I was given support and hope from friends, strangers and charities like these, this is my way of paying something back to all the people that supported me.

Taking part in this challenge will raise funds for these charities which will enable more people to be supported through life threatening illness.
This is far from a holiday, in fact it will be a 5 day gruelling, bumpy and saddle-aching challenge, but we are doing this for all those affected by cancer and that, along with my supportive cycling buddies, will be what gets me through the cycle ride of a lifetime!

So please dig deep and donate now to help us support 4 life-changing charities: Marie Curie Cancer Care; Children with Leukaemia; Ovarian cancer action and The Lymphoma Association.

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Agencies are still the preferred route for candidates

December 2nd, 2009   By   Filed Under: Uncategorized

Recruitment agencies remain the preferred method of finding a new job for candidates, according to new research.

The survey of 400 people found that 70% of jobseekers would always rely on agencies to find a job, while 30% would use agencies alongside other platforms including social networking.

This echoes a report in BBC Breakfast News this morning, which showed that despite employment minister Jim Knight saying Jobcentre Plus services would be further improved, some of those interviewed feel job centres do not cater for professionals.

Minister Knight stated on air that Jobcentre Plus is not out to compete with “private recruitment agencies” but in certain circumstances jobseekers would be referred on to an agency.

What were you doing when you were 14?

December 1st, 2009   By   Filed Under: Uncategorized

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Suhas Gopinath - (born November 4, 1986) is an Indian entrepreneur. He is the founder, CEO, and Chairman of Globals Inc, an IT multinational company.

Biography

Suhas Gopinath was born in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. At the age of 12, he launched a web site called CoolHindustan.com[1] but when the logo was hacked to display “CoolPakistan”, Mr. Gopinath reportedly abandoned it.[2]

When an American company invited him to their headquarters so he could maintain their web site, he is said to have declined on the ground that he wanted to be an entrepreneur.[3] However in 2000, at the age of 14 Mr. Gopinath traveled to the United States to found Globals Inc. in San Jose, California, as the laws in India did not allow a minor to set up a company.

He was recognized by several media outlets as The World’s Youngest CEO for” for being the youngest ever in the world to have incorporated a company[4][5] In 2003 Globals Inc. lost a business deal with a Singaporean e-Commerce company reportedly because the then 17-year-old CEO was too young to sign a memorandum of understanding.[6]. As of 2007, Globals have served more than 200 clients worldwide through presence in 11 countries.[7]

In 2005, Mr Gopinath was the youngest among the 175 recipients of the Karnataka state’s Rajyotsava Award.[8] Mr. Gopinath is also a brand ambassador for PETA.[9]
On December 2, 2007, The European Parliament and International Association for Human Values conferred a “Young Achiever Award” on Mr. Gopinath at the European Parliament, Brussels. He was invited to address the European Parliament and businessmen assembled in that parliament.[10]

Mr. Gopinath was announced as a “Young Global Leader” for 2008-2009 by the World Economic Forum, Davos. In that position he would be involved in development programs across the world. He holds a Diploma on Global Leadership and Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School at the Harvard University. He is reported to be the youngest YGL in the World Economic Forum’s history. This year’s Young Global Leaders includes Suhas Gopinath along with Hollywood Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Musician A. R. Rahman, American Vice President runner and Louisiana State Governor Bobby Jindal, Hotmail.com Founder Sabeer Bhatia[11].

Suhas Gopinath was invited by the World Bank in November 2008 by the World Bank President Robert Zoellick to represent the World Bank’s ICT Advisory Board for adopting ICT in Nigeria and Kenya for increasing employ-ability and fostering ICT skills in students from these countries.[12].

In June 2009, Suhas Gopinath bagged the Make a Difference Award conferred on him by the Incredible Europe at Vienna, Austria.[13].

In October 2009, Suhas Gopinath bagged the SIP Fellow Award at the Global Social Innovators Forum 2009 at Singapore.[14].

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