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Google has announced a tie-up with five major libraries to establish a
massive online reading room. Millions of books shall be scanned into
Google's widely used search engine.
Google's partners on the project, which is an expansion of its Google Print program that allows users to search inside books, are Harvard University, Stanford University, Oxford University, the University of Michigan and the New York Public Library. (Source: Reuters)
Australian police are investigating a bizarre crime caper: a hair care magnate's alleged plot to rub out his opposition.
Seven persons have been arrested so far.
Bouffant baron Gabriel Zakhem appeared in court on Thursday to face conspiracy charges over what was described as a ruthless and elaborate series of arson attacks on rival suppliers of hair and beauty products.
Police alleged that the attacks on dozens of warehouses in Sydney and Melbourne stretching back six years had caused damage totaling A$80 million ($61 million).
Prosecutors said Zakhem, 46, had masterminded a campaign of firebombings that caused millions of dollars of damage to hair and beauty products suppliers in the two eastern cities.
Among other charges, police accused Zakhem and a 25-year-old accomplice of paying three men to burn down a Sydney factory and assault its owner last week.
"It's alleged that Zakhem ... organized a number of arson attacks on competitors' businesses," police said in a statement to the court.
Zakhem was denied bail and remanded to appear in court again next week. (Source: Reuters)
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The Confederation of Indian Industry ( CII ) and City & Guilds have launched a nationwide ‘Skills Initiative' to make India the ‘Skills Capital of the World'. Read more about this initiative...
Below-shoulder massage banned in South China's Guangzhou
The administration of south China's Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, has issued a regulation forbidding the masseuse in beauty salons from massaging customers below the shoulder so as to curb possible prostitution.
As the city's first service guidance on hair dressing, the regulations affect all masseuse in all beauty salons, except for cosmetic surgeons.
It will be enforced beginning January 1 next year. The regulations have been put on trial in the Yuexiu district from Wednesday.
Back massages in Thailand-style beauty salons will still be allowed, but consumers can lodge a complaint if they feel uneasy.
As providers of 1.3 million vocational qualifications last year, City & Guilds points to its "vocational rich list" of 25 wealthy and famous individuals who have worked their way up through apprenticeships, vocational courses and their own hard graft.
This rich list, collectively worth £4.2bn, includes celebrity cooks Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay and fashion gurus Alexander McQueen and Karen Millen.
"The rich list demonstrates clearly that people can do well by taking the vocational route, not just in terms of financial success but also in fulfilling themselves," says City & Guilds spokesperson, Ms.Oksana
Higglesden. (Source: http://education.guardian.co.uk)
With 'Beauty Inspirations' as the theme, and participation from over 100 of the top hair and beauty talents in the continent, P&G Beauty, world leader in Beauty and Hair Care, recently hosted Hair Asia Pacific 2004 - a two-day event showcasing global hair care and style trends in Shanghai recently.
Day one of the event showcased P&G's worldclass products through hair zones, color zone and fragrance zone. Day two featured an intensive day-long competition among Asia's best stylists and beauticians who competed in eight categories including ladies & gents commercial hair cut, ladies and gents creative hair cut, ladies elegant evening hairstyle, fantasy hairstyles and bridal make-up.
To commend its winning participants for their exceptional work in hair and make-up, the event culminated in a grand award ceremony. The award ceremony also featured the Wella trend Vision presentation where the audience was given a view of new hairstyles for 2005.
Kobayashi Miharu from Japan was awarded Grand Champion. She won awards in the top three positions in five categories: Fantasy hairstyle, Ladies Elegant Evening Hairstyle, Gents Creative Hair Cut and Ladies Commercial Hair Cut.
Some of the other award winners in various categories were Pakistan's Syeda Sajeha Zahra Gardezi for the most outstanding country performer; China's Shu Ping Zhang for best ladies commercial hair cut; and Malaysia's Tan Liang Seang for best fantasy hairstyle.
The two-day event truly demonstrated that P&G not just develops great beauty products but also gives young experts and hair stylists from across Asia, including India, the opportunity to build their capabilities and showcase their expertise at a global level'.
Nicholas Hotham, Global Communications director of P&G Beauty, said,
'In keeping with P&G Beauty's philosophy of continuing to inspire and delight, P&G Beauty Hair Asia Pacific continues to discover and showcase some truly exceptional hair and beauty talent from across Asia'. (Source: NT Bureau / http://www.newstodaynet.com)