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An overview of the design Paris Heart Beat. [Photo/designnotredame.com]

>'Paris Heart Beat' design

The final results of The People's Notre-Dame Cathedral Design Competition - held by GoArchitect, an independent book publisher in Los Angeles - were announced on Tuesday. Cai Zeyu and Li Sibei, two architects from China, won the championship with their creative and beautiful design "Paris Heart Beat."

The competition received 226 entries from 56 countries and regions. The Chinese architects' work earned more than 30,000 votes from the public.

The 850-year-old Notre-Dame Cathedral was engulfed by a terrible fire in April.

Cai and Li explained their design on the GoArchitect website. A spire was replaced by a mirror that will act as a kaleidoscope of sorts reflecting different scenes as the city's environment changes.

The new spire uses a magnetic levitation technology and moves rhythmically up and down, breathing and beating together with the city.


Toni Morrison [Photo/IC]

>Toni Morrison dies at 88

US author Toni Morrison, whose 1987 novel "Beloved" about a runaway slave won a Pulitzer Prize and contributed to a body of work that made her the first black woman to be presented the Nobel Prize in Literature, has died at the age of 88. A spokesman for her publishing company announced the death but did not provide an immediate cause.

The Washington Post said she died on Monday at a New York hospital.

Morrison was a commercial as well as critical success, drawing praise for writing in a vivid, lyrical style while assessing issues of race, gender and love in American society.

"Beloved" was set during the US Civil War and based on the true story of a woman who killed her 2-year-old daughter to spare her from slavery.


Soldiers guard a half-built house near the Altiplano maximum security prison in Almoloya, west of Mexico City, Sunday, July 12, 2015.[Photo/IC]

>Gang leader's escape fails

A Brazilian gang leader was caught impersonating his teenage daughter in an attempt to break out of a Rio de Janeiro prison.

Clauvino da Silva, who was serving a 73-year jail sentence, made headlines after he was caught Saturday trying to walk out the front door of a Rio de Janeiro jail.

Da Silva, 42, wore a silicon mask, long dark wig, glasses, white flip flops and the clothes, including pink T-shirt, blue denim jeans and black bra, belonging to his 19-year-old daughter, who was visiting him.

His daughter and seven other visitors were detained over the foiled breakout.

Authorities say da Silva was part of the leadership of the Red Command, one of the most powerful criminal groups in Brazil that controlled drug trafficking in a large part of Rio.

After the failed escape bid, he hanged himself and was found dead in cell.


People walk past an Alibaba Group sign in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, on May 10, 2018. [Photo/VCG]

>Tech giants attract top grads

Tech companies such as Huawei, Alibaba and Tencent released their campus recruitment plans for 2020's new graduates.

Shenzhen-headquartered Tencent plans to hire a total of 3,000 to 3,500 new graduates this year. These jobs are based in cities, including Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Chengdu.

Huawei offers 87 job positions in domestic and foreign cities, such as Shenzhen, Dongguan, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Paris and Moscow, for new graduates in 2020, of which 53 are based in the city of Shenzhen where the company is headquartered.

Hangzhou-headquartered Alibaba released 52 job positions for its campus recruitment.

In addition to Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hangzhou, some of these job are also based in Chengdu, Nanjing, Wuxi, and Sunnyvale in California, according to the company's campus recruitment plan.

Big enterprises normally have business layout throughout the country and even around the world, but most of the positions are based at their headquarters.

In the scramble for talents among cities, they have made great contributions.


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