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Clinton Warns China on Iran Sanctions

China/Japan | YP - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 05:00

The secretary of state told China on Friday that it would face diplomatic isolation if it did not fall in line.

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Finding Light in China’s Darkness

China/Japan | YP - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:30

From the shadows I lift my pen to write. I search for love, goodness and a perpetually beating heart.

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J.P. Morgan Had Eyed Overseas Hiring Before Probe

China/Japan | YP - 3 hours 31 min ago

Several executives at J.P. Morgan Chase in New York were warned of potential problems related to the bank’s hiring practices in China more than a year before the program came under scrutiny by the U.S. government.

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China flexes its economic muscle

China/Japan | YP - 3 hours 56 min ago

Turning point highlights ongoing shift of global economic influence to the east

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China Ex-Security Chief Faces Likely Expulsion From Party

China/Japan | YP - 4 hours 12 min ago

Chinese President Xi Jinping has forcefully delivered his anticorruption commands for almost two years, and is expected to outline on Thursday how he plans to drive home the message.

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Nickel’s Slide Extends Roller-Coaster Ride

China/Japan | YP - 4 hours 41 min ago

Nickel prices have sunk to their lowest level since March, extending a roller-coaster year for investors, amid a gloomy economic outlook and fallout from a trade-financing scandal in China.

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China starts its painful shift to the new normal

China/Japan | YP - 4 hours 50 min ago

Kicking its debt addiction will be convulsive for Beijing and the world

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McDonald's Struggles to Regain Its Cool in China

China/Japan | YP - 4 hours 52 min ago

From a food-safety scandal to increased competition in the fast-food industry, McDonald’s is struggling to revive its fortunes in China.

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Woman spends a week in KFC to get over her break up

China/Japan | YP - 5 hours 54 min ago

A Chinese woman has spent a week in a branch of Kentucky Fried Chicken as a way of getting over the end of her relationship

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The myopic western view of China’s rise

China/Japan | YP - 6 hours 22 min ago

The reforms that count tend to conform to the western model, writes Martin Jacques

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China-Japan talks fuel hope of thaw

China/Japan | YP - 6 hours 23 min ago

Japan's deputy prime minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing in a move that could pave the way for a meeting between the countries' leaders.

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10 pics to change how you see China

China/Japan | YP - 6 hours 48 min ago

Contemporary Chinese art is a formidable force in today's art market and a thorny jungle for the uninitiated. Expert Wu Hung, the founder of the Center for the Art of East Asia at the University of Chicago, has chosen 10 stunning works that can systematically introduce China's recent art movements and must-know avant-garde artists from the 1970s to the 2000s.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Yan Lianke on Writing in China

China/Japan | YP - 7 hours 10 min ago

From the shadows I lift my pen to write. I search for love, goodness and a perpetually beating heart.

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Investors in Emerging Markets Cool on Consumer Stocks

China/Japan | YP - 7 hours 26 min ago

Consumer staples in countries from India to China have outperformed the broader emerging market index by about 50% since 2008, but the rally is showing cracks.

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Drupal Lead | Confidential

Toronto Drupal Users Group - 7 hours 58 min ago

The Lead Web and Mobile Developers’ role is responsible for the creation, maintenance and architecture of assigned web and mobile properties.

Technical Skills and Responsibilities:
Architect, design, program, test, optimize, and supportweb and mobile properties, and work in accordance with standards and project management and software development methodology.
Work with I.T. infrastructure and database specialists on infrastructure, database and system administration requirements, including production support issues
Stay abreast of trends in software, web and mobile development including conducting research into current and emerging technologies and issues in support of development efforts. Compare and contrast new technologies; Make recommendations for adopting new solutions
Adapt to and learn new practices and technologies as they relate to the work at hand
Assess technical risks, including security, for new technologies, and for patches and updates to our current technologies; make recommendations in light of the risk assessment; review assessments and recommendations from Senior Web & Mobile developers
Identify system deficiencies, diagnose root cause, and implement solutions
Be the technical contact for external vendors and suppliers
Involved in special projects that push the envelope of the traditional role of the team

Software Development Life Cycle Skills and Responsibilities
Collaborate with clients (producers, content creators, creative design staff, etc. from business areas) to understand their requirements and help them prepare specifications
Develop functionality that delivers high quality, high performance, robust web and mobile service to external customers; Anticipate client needs before they arise and present solutions to management that encompass issues at hand
Create and maintain processes, specifications and documentation

Leadership/Team Support Responsibilities:
Responsible for robust, sustainable application solution architectures for projects assigned to the team, and to collaborate with the Web Development Manager and Architect
Recommend to management and project managers priorities, project work breakdown, work assignments, work processes, and team resource needs
Direct the activities of the team. Lead, coach, provide guidance and mentor team members.
◦ Team members will be Senior Web & Mobile Developers and other similar designations, as shown on the department organization chart
◦ This duty includes reviewing work, like computer code and risk assessments, produced by team members
◦ Act as a spokesperson for the team, e.g. on future technical direction, purchases, escalating issues.
Collaborate with functional managers, project managers and the project sponsor to obtain necessary input and resources to support the team's work
◦ e.g. collaborate on requirement specifications, get sys admin work scheduled and done, etc.
Develop, establish and obtain adherence to development and operations standards and practices in all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) in accordance with standards and practices as established by the Web Development Manager and Architect
Demonstrate or train others to use newly deployed solutions
Communicate technical and staff issues to management


Requirements and Knowledge:
7+ years of comprehensive experience in web and mobile development; experience as a team lead is an asset
Excellent written and oral communication skills; Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language and using tact and diplomacy
Experience and understanding of current best practices for enhanced user experience in the web and mobile environments
Excellent time management skills, with an ability to conform to shifting priorities and timelines, and flexibility to promptly and efficiently make adjustments
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Good estimation and documentation skills
Highly self-motivated and self-directed requiring minimal supervision, with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Strong problem solving, analytical and client service skills; Strong customer service orientation
Bachelor of Science in computer science, software engineering, information technology or similar discipline, or equivalent experience
Keen attention to detail


eLearning dev experience
Gaming development
Mobile dev

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Kenny G Stirs Controversy With Visit to Hong Kong Protest

China/Japan | YP - 9 hours 13 min ago

The musician is hugely popular in China, and Beijing did not appreciate his getting involved in the pro-democracy demonstrations.

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Microsoft to phase out Nokia name

BBC Technology - 9 hours 36 min ago

Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.

Categories: Technology

Tablet tennis a game-changer for WTA

BBC Technology - 9 hours 55 min ago

The women's game looks set to change forever

Categories: Technology

Nasa shares free sounds from space

BBC Technology - 9 hours 57 min ago

The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices.

Categories: Technology

China Putting on Its Shiniest Face for Economic Summit

China/Japan | YP - 10 hours 13 min ago

Now that China is the world’s second-largest economy, its leaders have proved willing to throw some cash around to ensure this year’s APEC summit meeting fully represents the country’s transformation into an economic giant and important...

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The Tank Man 6-4

Mark Roswell aka Da Shan

Best Friends Forever: Canada and China