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A road sweeper has become a local celebrity in China for her habit of using her broom as an exercise prop to keep in shape.
Zhang Xiufang, from Beijing, said: "I got this job when my husband became very ill and was unable to work. Our daughter is in primary school and we needed to pay our bills.
"Before I got the job I used to do Taichi both
Public lavatories strong enough to withstand a bomb blast are to be built in Moscow. The move follows a spate of Islamist terror attacks on the Russian capital over recent years.
Due to be up and running by the end of the year, the new lavatories will be built of ultra-strong fibrous concrete and their internal fittings will be made from a
Italy and Spain have lodged a complaint with the European Court of Justice against attempts by other member states to introduce an EU patent without them.
The EU patent scheme is backed by 25 member states but viewed as discriminatory by Rome and Madrid. In a statement the Italian Foreign Ministry said it had lodged the complaint with the court
In January of this year, ECJ hosted a round table discussion in Amsterdam - attended by cleaning industry manufacturers and exhibition organisers - which highlighted the growing problem of intellectual property infringement. As the sector's producers seek to protect themselves from the issues surrounding 'copycat' products, we explore the reasons
In his third article for ECJ, Diversey's Pedro Chidichimo explains the benefits for facility management companies of implementing and running IT systems and procedures to improve their front and back office operations. He says internet based applications can differentiate a business from its competitors through improved service quality, and