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Local data recovery company provides rapid RAID service

Posted by jtsmyth8 on January 30, 2008

This is definitely an important service especially if your business relies on data stored on hard drives. For us home users just remember to backup those photos and mp3’s. Trust me, it will save you a lot of headaches later on.

CBL Data Recovery Technologies (S) Pte Ltd (CBL) announces the availability of its Rapid RAID Recovery Service designed to reduce corporate server downtime, accelerate server restoration and expedite the recovery of data when corporate RAID arrays fail. CBL staff will personally collect the failed hard drives from the customer, take the drives to the CBL laboratory for evaluation, provide a detailed quote, and then proceed with the data recovery upon receipt of the customer’s approval. In the meantime, IT staff can rebuild the RAID array often described as infallible in anticipation of receipt of the successfully recovered data.” (story)

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Refer to the Thai PM by grabbing your nose

Posted by jtsmyth8 on January 30, 2008

Sign-language interpreters in Thailand have run afoul of some governing party supporters by holding their noses to refer to the new prime minister.Samak Sundaravej, chosen Monday as the first elected prime minister since a Sept. 2006 coup, has been nicknamed “Mr. Rose Apple Nose” because many claim his nose resembles the fruit. (story)

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Lin Dan loses match and temper

Posted by jtsmyth8 on January 30, 2008

World number one Lin Dan has refused to apologise for his part in an ugly scuffle with South Korea singles coach Li Mao during the final of the Korea Open Super Series at the weekend.Lin, beaten by Korean Lee Hyun-il in Seoul on Sunday, appeared to throw his racquet in fellow-Chinese Li’s direction after protesting a line call awarding a match point to Lee.

The hurled racquet sparked a shouting match between Lin and Li, and play was halted for about two minutes as match officials struggled to restrain world champion Lin. (story)

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NTUC aims to help 35,000 find better jobs

Posted by jtsmyth8 on January 30, 2008

35,000 Singaporeans will be given a leg-up by the labour movement to chart new careers or get better-paying jobs. This target, announced by labour chief Lim Swee Say during the National Trades Union Congress’s annual workplan seminar on Tuesday, marks a significant increase over the 26,800 it reached out to last year.

Among those who stand to gain include low-wage earners, those who have left the workforce such as housewives and retirees, as well as professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs).

Many of them will be hot-housed at the upcoming Employment and Employability Institute (e2i). A one-stop shop for skills upgrading, job placement and career consulting, among other services, the centre will be officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday.

The cogwheels of assistance for such groups have been in motion since last year, when the labour movement implemented a host of programs to help them secure jobs. (story)

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Child drowns marring new swimming program at school

Posted by jtsmyth8 on January 30, 2008

New Town Secondary, the drowning of Danial Syawal Jailani, 12, was a terrible start to its swimming program. It was the first year the school decided that its Secondary One students should have swimming lessons during physical education classes.

And it was Danial’s third lesson in Clementi Swimming Complex.

It is unclear how he drowned.

His parents said he was a strong swimmer, whom they often took to public pools and to the beach.

Classmates agree that he was no novice. (story)

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