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Friday, January 16, 2015

Morning Must Reads: January 16

Europe On High Alert Authorities launched a wave of counter-terrorism raids across Europe overnight and into Friday morning, resulting in two deaths and 23 arrests, as the continent steps up security measures in the wake of last week’s attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo Coke Fights the Soda Slump Soda sales are in decline,…

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First Draft: Today in Politics

Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain is likely to press his case for government access to encrypted Internet conversations when he meets with President Obama on Friday.

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GE posted a job you might be interested in


Software Engineer I-HC (Hartford, WI)

Greater Milwaukee Area, US - Financial Services, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Medical Devices

Job Number:



GE Healthcare

Business Segment:

Healthcare Global Services

About Us:

API Healthcare is the largest healthcare-specific vendor focused on workforce management solutions used by over 1,600 hospitals and staffing agencies. Driven by the mission to elevate quality and performance across the healthcare community through innovative workforce solutions and services, API Healthcare has been dedicated to the healthcare industry for 30 years.

GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Posted Position Title:

Software Engineer I-HC (Hartford, WI)

Career Level:




Function Segment:

Applications and Software


United States

U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces:



Hartford, Oconomowoc, West Bend, Hartland, Jackson

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Relocation Assistance:


Role Summary/Purpose:

The Software Engineer I is an entry level position to the software engineering job family that designs, creates, modifies, & customizes software applications.

Essential Responsibilities:

Performs object-oriented software development, delivering high quality complex software, using the appropriate language (varies depending upon the project/product). Under direct supervision, modifies programs from detailed specifications.

Participates in the quality process though test driven design, unit test authoring, test review & execution, and static code analysis.

Supports and troubleshoots basic client issues, delivering code fixes as needed.

Follows engineering guidance and governance procedures.

Plans & manages time to successfully deliver long-term and short-term deliverables.

Performs other duties as assigned. 1API


  • Associate's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS is required

  • Bachelor's Degree is strongly preferred

  • Zero to three years related experience is preferred.


  • This position may require up to 20% travel.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Basic knowledge of the software development lifecycle and related tools.

  • Ability to author software using a managed language, IDE, and compiler.

  • Basic understanding of database systems and SQL.

  • Team oriented engineer.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of associates and clients.

No salary provided

Posted January 16, 2015 at 01:54PM from LinkedIn


Novartis posted a job you might be interested in


Regulatory Medical Writer

Ireland, IE - Pharmaceuticals

Job Purpose:

The Regulatory Medical Writer is responsible for protocol and related documents (patient inform consent form, amendments, study concept sheet) development, ensuring the review/reporting of quality trial data, and study reporting/publishing in compliance with Novartis processes, GCP/ICH and regulatory requirements.

Major Accountabilities:

Protocol Development ( and protocol related documents: inform consent form, amendments, study concept sheets, as appropriate).

• Lead the clinical trial protocol development process in collaboration with CPO/Region representative (Medical Advisor, statistician, regulatory, etc...) or external expert recommended by customer.

• Translating the approved trial concept sheets into executable clinical pro-tocol (and Inform Consent Form) ready for customer “Protocol Review Committee” review/approval.

• Translate study scientific and operational elements into a high quality concept sheet for review and approval by Head Quarters as appropriate.

• Responsible, in collaboration with the clinical trial team for preparation of high quality clinical study reports. Participate in planning of analysis, meetings and data presentations to be used in study report.

• Responsible for clarification of requirements from customer prior to start protocol/concept sheet/ study report development.

• Incorporate input from experts (Medical Advisor, Statistician, safety, DRA as appropriate) while ensuring that feasibility at site level, patient safety and trial objective (i.e. publication) are considered when developing the document(s).

• Coordination of the protocol, study report versions reviews and approval processes in collaboration with key contributors and customers.

• Liaise with MedCom Medical Writers to review, further expand bibliography (list of publications) supporting protocol rationale. Ensure document quality check performed prior to release every version (draft and final)

No salary provided

Posted January 16, 2015 at 01:52PM from LinkedIn


Apple posted a job you might be interested in


Customer Experience Program Manager, Apple Online Store

Ireland, IE - Consumer Electronics

The Apple Online Store sells Apple products and accessories to customers around the world. In addition to selling innovative Apple products, the Apple Online Store provides the best selection of third-party software, hardware and accessories, as well as exclusive products and services available no where else.

The Apple Online Store is seeking a talented and detail-oriented customer satisfaction professional to lead the Customer Satisfaction Survey Program in EMEIA. The individual should have a passion for driving customer experience and be the voice of Apple customers within the organisation.

This role requires a partnership with the Sales and Customer Service contact centre teams, as this individual will be responsible for data analytics and interpretation of customer survey results , to determine customer satisfaction at different stages of the sales and support experience. This person will also be responsible for the communication of these results, recommend solutions and drive the progress of action items to key stakeholders within the EMEA leadership team.

Responsibilities of this role include:

- Perform and develop thorough analysis based on various Apple surveys (Web buying experience, Telephone & Chat sales experience and Post sales support experience

- Produce data-driven analysis and actionable recommendations to senior management and key stakeholders within the Apple Online Store community (Customer Service, Order Management, Fraud Review, Logistics, Sales, IT,) to achieve business process improvements and enhance the overall customer experience

- Monitor the progress of action items (from start to finish) which resulted from the analysis, to ensure key stakeholders close off the actions in the specified timeline

- Engage in business initiatives to ensure the impact of changes will be measurable

No salary provided

Posted January 16, 2015 at 01:49PM from LinkedIn


CA Technologies posted a job you might be interested in

CA Technologies

Principal Software Engineer( Android and IOS platforms + JavaScript)

Hyderabad Area, India, IN - Computer Software

CA Advanced Authentication is a cutting edge strong auth offering from CA which can be integrated into the Identity and Access Management products and standalone application to provide first level of security in defense of depth strategies, working in the team would provide an opportunity be on top of the trends in security domain w.r.t AuthN, Cryptography, PKI, IPSec, there will also be an opportunity to learn SSO and federation protocols, VPNs etc which form the integrations.

  • Design and code complex units/modules/products that meet functional and business requirements on schedule and within budget.

  • Mentor the team members in relevant technical skills.

  • Be the technical leader and help resolve team’s technical issues

  • Stringent in code reviews and act as quality police for the team.

  • Pioneer best practices for relevant technologies and enforce the same on the team.

  • Make sure to have 100% automation coverage for all the code that is delivered from the team

  • Be the security domain expert and Lead strategic research and design as directed.

  • Perform unit/module testing of software to find errors and confirm programs meet specifications.

  • Fix bugs, add enhancements, and convert software to other platforms.

  • Evaluate impact of software performance, and recommend changes to software design team.

  • Write and maintain documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, testing, changes, and corrections.

  • Provide product content to technical writers.

  • Set up software configuration control and software development environments including program source control to ensure reliable backups and source code integrity.

  • Provide input to establish and improve departmental processes and procedures.

  • Develop plans outlining steps and time tables for developing programs and communicate plans and status to management and other development team members.

  • May have indirect reports and manage a small project team.

  • Escalate issues to management as appropriate.

  • Lead design and code reviews.

No salary provided

Posted January 16, 2015 at 01:46PM from LinkedIn


How HyperCard inspired a generation of future developers

Think Retro: How HyperCard inspired a generation of future developers @ Macworld. Almost by necessity, Apple grew out of the homebrew movement, in which enthusiasts swapped knowledge and parts for building computers, and were as much tinkerers and electrical engineers as they were users. That attitude, though—that you could do anything you liked just so […]

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To Protect And Bomb

This week ProPublica reported on law enforcement’s overuse of flashbang grenades: Police argue that flashbangs save lives because they stun criminals who might otherwise shoot. But flashbangs have also severed hands and fingers, induced heart attacks, burned down homes and killed pets. A ProPublica investigation has found that at least 50 Americans, including police officers, […]

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In a Jan. 14 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misstated that contact with the Huygens Titan lander was lost as the batteries died. Contact was lost when Cassini set over the horizon as seen by Huygens. He also misstated that Titan is smaller than Mercury; it is slightly larger.

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Bradley Cooper: five best moments

Cooper has been Oscar-nominated for his performance in American Sniper, but which of his other film roles do you consider to be his best?

It isn’t always easy to make the jump from uproarious satire to brow-furrowing Oscar material – but try telling that to Bradley Cooper. He went from a gloriously camp debut in cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer to picking up a third Academy award nod yesterday for his lead role in American Sniper, Clint Eastwood’s factually dubious account of US Navy Seal Chris Kyle, a sharp-shooter who was given 160 confirmed kills over four tours in Iraq.

With American Sniper coming out this weekend in the UK, on 22 January in Australia and already showing in US cinemas, we’re looking back at Cooper’s best performances. Though he is still relatively early on in his film career, it holds some gems. Let us know which roles you would add, in the comments section.

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Katine villagers receive £60,000 following Guardian and Observer Christmas appeal

Residents of sub-county in rural Uganda will use new deposit fund to bolster enterprise and protect fragile development gains

Training in financial management and marketing, the appointment of two new staff members and the start of negotiations for a new business contract. One year on, villagers in Katine, a rural sub-county in north-east Uganda, are preparing to manage a new pot of cash that will help transform their lives.

About £60,000 has been deposited into an account at a branch of Centenary Bank in nearby Soroti town. The account will give villagers access to a pool of money that can be borrowed – at a small rate of interest – to expand or develop business ideas, and provide a crucial safety net when problems arise.

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How to wear denim like Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung has collaborated with AG Denim on a new denim range – giving us a lot of ideas on how to wear it. Here are six rules to follow

Alexa Chung’s denim range for AG launches today! It has been preceded by the usual amount of hysteria that comes with anything Ms Chung puts her hand to and our now familiar hankering to dress like her. We have studied the collection at length, cast our eye over the denim-clad revellers at the launch party on Thursday night, and come up with five rules to wearing denim à la Alexa Chung.

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The 10 best quotable novels

Certain works of fiction have so many memorable lines that they’ve entered everyday language. Alex Clark picks her favourites

Have we missed a novel from the list? Leave your suggestion in the comments below and it could feature in the alternative list next week

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Laurence Sterne, 1759-67

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FBI dedicates more than two dozen agents to investigate corporate bribery

The FBI is stepping up efforts against international corruption, creating new squads to search for bribery cases rooted overseas that reach to the US

The FBI is stepping up efforts against international corruption, creating new squads to search for bribery cases that are rooted overseas but reach to the United States, law enforcement officials said.

The three squads, based in the FBI’s largest field offices, will concentrate on a key priority the justice department set over the past decade. Under the new initiative, roughly 30 agents will be assigned to squads based in New York, Washington and Los Angeles, said Jeffrey Sallet, chief of the FBI’s public corruption and civil rights section, in an interview.

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Kim Fowley: The punk before punk, who called himself a 'necessary evil'

Kim Fowley, who has died aged 75, was calculating and cynical – but still helped make an outrageous amount of great music

You don’t have to look far into Kim Fowley’s background to work out how he turned out the way he did: a serial, mercurial opportunist who worked with everyone from Berry Gordy to GG Allin; an often brilliant, occasionally appalling figure whose view of rock music was shot through with a cynicism that set him at odds with the 60s counterculture, but made perfect sense in the glam and punk eras. “I don’t understand how he continues to earn a living, but he does,” complained the rock critic Robert Christgau, who would have been less puzzled about Fowley’s survival instinct if he’d examined the man’s childhood.

Related: Kim Fowley, LA music legend, dies aged 75

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Four ways Labour has had a better start to 2015 than the Tories

On the face of it, the new political year kicked off with the same tune with which 2014 ended, but amidst the noise there are a few signals favourable to Labour

On the face of it, the new political year kicked off with the same tune on which 2014 faded out. The Conservatives took to the road to convince voters that Britain needed to stay on the path to a stronger economy, Labour meanwhile called on voters to help defend the NHS from the Tories.

But under the surface of Twitter spats between the two main parties’ press accounts, and a raging debate about debates, early indications are that Labour has had a better start to 2015 than the Conservatives.

The coalition moves to its worst ever rating in YouGov's "blame for the cuts" tracker - up 4% since December

Ed Miliband winning over future voters, one Instagram comment at a time.

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On Charlie Hebdo Pope Francis is using the wife-beater’s defence

Yes, free speech has always had its limits – but verbal provocation is never an excuse for violence

On the day another cartoonist victim was buried at Père Lachaise cemetery, the pope came as near as dammit to suggesting that Charlie Hebdo had it coming. “One cannot provoke; one cannot insult other people’s faith; one cannot make fun of faith,” he said.

Oh yes, you can. You may not choose to. It may not be wise or polite or kind – but you can. And to show you can, without being gunned down, Charlie Hebdo has just gone on sale in the UK, in bolder outlets, proudly defiant with an image of Muhammad on the cover – though with a tear and a kindly thought: “All is forgiven.”

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This is what a 'rapid unscheduled disassembly' looks like

Elon Musk’s released pictures of his Falcon 9 rocket’s failed landing - and used a wonderful euphemism for it

Private spaceflight company SpaceX has released new pictures of its Falcon 9 rocket attempting to land on a floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico before undergoing what its chief executive, Elon Musk, euphemistically referred to as “RUD” – that’s “Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly”.

In other words, it blew up.

@ID_AA_Carmack Before impact, fins lose power and go hardover. Engines fights to restore, but …

@ID_AA_Carmack Rocket hits hard at ~45 deg angle, smashing legs and engine section

@ID_AA_Carmack Residual fuel and oxygen combine

@ID_AA_Carmack Full RUD (rapid unscheduled disassembly) event. Ship is fine minor repairs. Exciting day!

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Bully beef out, pro-biotics in: what our shopping baskets say about changing tastes

It’s almost 70 years since the Office of National Statistics first started recording the prices of everyday items to calculate inflation. But a look at their lists is a fascinating glimpse of social changes too

Do you remember when you stopped buying chicken kievs? Or when you started buying cereal bars? While we might have an eye on the cost of things in our baskets, few of us stop to consider how what we buy has changed over the past seven decades. But change it has. In 1947, the Office of National Statistics began recording the prices of an average basket of the everyday items consumers might buy, to help calculate a key measure of inflation, the consumer price index. On that first list were items such as wild rabbit, tins of corned beef and condensed milk, things few of us buy today.

Each year, the list is updated and new products are added, while others are quietly dropped. Looking at these imaginary shopping baskets over the past 70-odd years reveals the changing shopping and eating habits of postwar Britain - the products we have always adored, and those we left behind. What’s driven this are massive social and technological developments that changed what we ate, and how we shopped.

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Quarter of under-18s in Scotland have joined political party since referendum

Online survey also found two-thirds of 16 and 17-year-olds were inspired by the campaign to find out more about politics

A quarter of Scotland’s 16 and 17-year-olds have joined a political party since the independence referendum, while two-thirds have been inspired by the campaign to find out more about politics, according to a poll.

The majority of first-time voters who took part in the online survey, conducted by the Scottish parliament’s devolution committee, said they wanted to be involved in future UK, Holyrood and council elections. Under-18s will be given the vote in next year’s Scottish parliamentary elections, following recommendations by the Smith commission.

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Arsène Wenger: I’m totally against the Ballon d’Or award

• ‘I’m totally against it. I am a team lover’

• Arsenal manager angry over injury to Mathieu Debuchy

• 17-year-old Krystian Bielik signs for club

Arsène Wenger says he would refuse to vote in the Ballon d’Or as he disagrees fundamentally with the premise of the award. Cristiano Ronaldo has been in the headlines this week after he was crowned as the world’s best player for the second year in succession. The Real Madrid forward beat his great rival, Lionel Messi of Barcelona, to the prize.

Wenger, though, has given short shrift to the honour. The Arsenal manager is not allowed to vote as only national team managers have the right, together with national team captains and selected journalists. But he said that he would not want to.

Related: Mesut Özil – why 2015 will be the defining year for Arsenal star | Amy Lawrence

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Novartis posted a job you might be interested in


Functional Expert (SME) PM/EM

Prague, The Capital, Czech Republic, CZ - Pharmaceuticals

Our mission at Novartis is to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to prevent and cure diseases, to ease suffering and to enhance the quality of life.

Novartis Business Services (NBS) is the shared services organization of Novartis. NBS provides quality business services through several service domains including IT to the Pharmaceuticals, Sandoz and Alcon divisions of Novartis.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Centre of Excellence (COE) launched in 2014, to consolidate the divisional ERP services and teams into a centralized ERP service for Novartis. ERP COE provides an SAP platform for business operations such as accounting, procurement, HR, manufacturing and sales teams across the Novartis divisions. The ERP COE is responsible for service delivery, system stability and system enhancements. We deliver a cutting-edge, seamless 24x7 service to 140 000 global users with a team of c200 Associates distributed in 8 strategic locations worldwide.

The IT Hub Prague was launched in 2012 as a center of excellence hub-location for global IT services. The center has already grown to over 100 associates, each of whom has deep technical knowledge. As part of Global IT, we recruit individuals who can demonstrate both the expected technical skills and, as importantly, the soft skills necessary to interact with all of our sites across the world, in keeping with our global diversity and inclusion agenda.

We offer our associates significant training and career progression, a world class IT environment to work with, a collaborative culture underpinned by a competitive compensation structure, and an industry-leading development pipeline to support our purpose of caring and curing.

The Functional Expert is responsible for driving one or more functional areas within IT on a global level, developing and applying new solutions, technologies and concepts within the area of expertise. They provide strategic direction in their areas of expertise, contributing to the creation and evolution of the organization's overall IT strategy, so as to best underpin the business strategy.

Major Accountabilities:

• Understands how architectures, strategies, designs and plans fit together

• Deep technical expert of key IT solutions

• Acts as single point of accountability for IT matters for designated business customers usually across locations and business domains and usually across geographical boundaries

• Leads initiatives that seek to identify opportunities, gather requirements or measure performance in relation to IT Service delivery to the business

• Ensure that all requests addressed by application users are handled according to agreed SLAs

• Ensure compliance of a GxP application’s operation and maintenance during its operational life

• Design, develop and provide customer training sessions and workshops for supported applications (also writing & maintaining Training Manuals). Provide user support and guidance to customers through consulting, teaching and publication of documentation for different applications globally

• Answer questions, clear faults, propose solutions and/or arrange appropriate measures to be taken

• Develops and maintains excellent relationships with customers, the broader IT organization and the vendor community

• Collaborate with Functional Architect and business lead to investigate and define solutions that deliver business value

• Work with the Functional Architect to document a proposed project approach

• As needed, support software package evaluation. Collaborate with Functional Architect to identify potential packages and vendors to review with the team, define selection criteria, lead authoring of an RFP (request for proposal), review prototypes

• Contribute to the creation of the functional specifications, design specifications, and consult on conceptual design reviews

• Manage small to mid-sized projects

• Works directly with customer teams to develop value added opportunities, develop business cas-es, and obtain sponsorship and funding

• Closely aligned with core governance functions

• Monitoring and managing service providers in their area of expertise

• Works cross-divisionally and cross-system

• With direction and support of Account Management facilitate discussions to help business antici-pate future needs and opportunities

• Identify problems and prospects by performing independent research and assessing best practic-es. Understand and communicate where technology can help

o Collaborate with account manager and business lead to determine scope, goals and ob-jectives

o Guide the business lead to definite business value and associated metrics

• Conduct assessments of processes and data to detail requirements

o Interview business partners, organize and run requirements sessions with groups of users

o Analyze and model relevant business processes, rules and data relation-ships. Document “as is” process

o Lead the project team in designing a “to be” process. Demonstrate the impact of proce-dures and their effect on the organization. Critically review and recommend changes to processes in part or in their entirety

o Capture a common vocabulary. Develop use cases

o Determine data flows and sources, identify data conversion or migration needed to sup-port goals and uses in a process

o Lead authoring of the user requirements document

o Ensure the business aligns processes (SOPs) with the system functionality requested

• Collaborate with Functional Architect and business lead to investigate and define solutions that deliver business value.

o Work with the functional architect to document a proposed project approach

o Ensure that proposed solution will be reviewed and approved by design governance or-ganizations

o For new systems, help define goals and objectives of service level agreements (SLAs), in-cluding performance expectations.

o Contribute to outlining qualification testing and validation plans.

No salary provided

Posted January 16, 2015 at 01:44PM from LinkedIn


NCR Corporation posted a job you might be interested in

NCR Corporation

Senior Release Engineer

Hyderabad Area, India, IN - Information Technology and Services

TITLE : Senior Release Engineer

LOCATION: Hyderabad, India

We are seeking a Release Engineer with exceptionally strong Configuration Management to work with exciting AGILE Projects.

Experience : Minimum 6 years of experience as Release Engineer

Education : BE/BTECH/MTECH/MSc/MCA ( Computer Science, Electronics and related subjects)

Essential Skills Required:

• Must have hands-on experience on Windows and Linux/Unix operating system environment.

• Hands on experience on Maven, Ant or similar build frameworks

• Strong experience with Tomcat Configuration and management.

No salary provided

Posted January 16, 2015 at 01:40PM from LinkedIn


Hays France posted a job you might be interested in

Hays France

Manager équipe production H/F

France, FR - Insurance

Au sein du département Production/Gestion, vous êtes en charge de la supervision du pilotage opérationnel de l'activité (performance et activité) du service (15 personnes), d'analyse les indicateurs et le résultat de l'activité, de définir des plans d'actions et des correctifs associés et d'assurer leur mise en œuvre auprès du service.

Vous devez aussi coordonner l'activité (organisation de la gestion des flux entrants et sortants) et supervision du suivi auprès des collaborateurs et contribuer à l'amélioration permanente de l'efficacité et tout processus d'optimisation.

Vous êtes en contact régulier avec les différents services transverses de la société, des actions commerciales et techniques (marketing, informatiques) et devez accompagner vos collaborateurs dans l'amélioration de leur connaissances techniques et commerciales.

Issu d'une formation de niveau Bac +3 minimum, vous justifiez d'une expérience professionnelle équivalente d'au moins 3 ans à un poste de management assurances IARD en société de courtage

Une parfaite connaissance de la réglementation et de la gestion des contrats d'assurances IARD est nécessaire pour mener à bien les missions confiées.

Vous disposez naturellement d'un leadership et maîtrisez parfaitement les techniques de supervision commerciales d'un service client.

38000.00EUR - 40000.00EUR an

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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Beautiful Octopus Whose Sex Is All About Dismemberment

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Beautiful Octopus Whose Sex Is All About Dismemberment

In Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the crew of the Nautilus takes a break from going for swims and pissing off native islanders to admire an armada of strange beasts floating along the surface, swimming backwards by blasting water out of their bodies. “Six of their eight tentacles were long, thin, and floated on the water, while the other two were rounded into palms and spread to the wind like light sails,” notes our trusty narrator. It’s an actual animal, alright, a rare and bizarre octopus that swims the open ocean: the argonaut. But those arms are no sails.

The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Beautiful Octopus Whose Sex Is All About Dismemberment appeared first on WIRED.

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Novartis posted a job you might be interested in


Medical Advisor

Guildford, United Kingdom, GB - Pharmaceuticals

Provides medical knowledge to champion Novartis pipeline molecules, to ensure optimum delivery of UK study programmes and to support marketing activities associated with Novartis inline brands.

Major Accountabilities:

Development responsibilities

With the support of the Senior Medical Advisor and/or Medical Affairs Manager (as appropriate) the Medical Advisor will:

• Stays abreast of the Therapeutic Area (TA) pipeline

• Is the “Product Champion” for the pipeline molecules

• Provides input into the global Clinical Development Plan (CDP), study designs, protocols to ensure UK needs are addressed

• Provide strategic input into RE/global via the RE Medical Experts and/or the IMB forum and/or the global teams

• Attracts strategically important trials into the UK

• Provides input into study feasibility (TAP 1)

• Develops and maintains KOL/investigator relationships in conjunction with Scientific Operations

• Act as chief investigator for designated studies

• Provides input into the ethics submissions, informed consent etc

• Attends 100% of MREC meetings

• Provides input/support at Investigator meetings

• Conducts joint site visit as appropriate

• Is held accountable for the success of clinical trial delivery (using the standard ICRO metrics for start up times, recruitment to target etc)

• Ensures the End of Study results are shared with the investigators as appropriate

• Provides input into the local publication plan

• Ensures all GCP requirements are adhered to and the study is inspection ready

Local Medical Affairs Activities

With the support of the Senior Medical Advisor and/or Medical Affairs Manager (as appropriate) the Medical Advisor will:

• Provides input into the Strategic Plans (5 years) and Operational Plans (1 year)

• Supports marketing to drive strategic positioning, differentiation and key marketing messages for Brand(s)

• Provides input into promotional campaigns for the Brand

• Using an in-depth understanding of the clinical data, works with the brand team and Scientific Advisor to develop and support key claims

• Based on medical expertise and scientific evidence, identifies clinical areas of opportunity/differentiation for the brands

• With the Scientific Advisor, ensures absolute compliance (NP4 and ABPI/MHRA) for all promotional materials and activities

• If required, works towards final signatory ABPI/MHRA sign off status

• With the Scientific Advisor, manages complaints against competitor promotional campaigns

• With the Scientific Advisor, defends complaints from competitor companies and other parties

• Provides Brand training and conference support where required

• Provides medical input to Health Technology Appraisals

• Works in partnership with marketing to develop high quality briefing and promotional materials

• Supports the broader Medical Dept to manage customer enquiries (e.g. MDAs, Medical Information, DSE etc)

• Ensures the Scientific Operations Team are kept abreast of any new data

• Develops and maintains KOL relationships in conjunction with Scientific Operations

No salary provided

Posted January 16, 2015 at 01:25PM from LinkedIn


Intel posted a job you might be interested in


Intel recruitment for Component Design Engineer in Banglore

Bengaluru Area, India, IN - Semiconductors

Skills: C++

Intel - Job Details

Intel recruitment for Component Design Engineer - 752220

Qualifications : Master's degree in Electronics or Computer Engineering. Additional qualifications include: Good digital logic design skills, understanding of processor architecture (preferably X86) and X86 assembly language programming skills, Skills in C* or C++* or Perl* scripting , Good communication skills

Job Category : Engineering

Primary Location : India-India, Bangalore

Full/Part Time : Full Time

Job Type : College Graduate

Regular/Temporary : Regular

No salary provided

Posted January 16, 2015 at 01:10PM from LinkedIn


Wipro posted a job you might be interested in


Hiring Customer Care Associate - Wipro, Mumbai

Mumbai Area, India, IN - Information Technology and Services

- Job Details

Eligibility :

  • Any Graduate - 2013/2014 Batches

Job Description :

  • Handling inbound calls from customers across country

  • Resolving customer queries with regards to trouble shooting of hardware

  • Providing customer satisfaction

Skills Required :

  • Understanding of operating systems, Windows 2000/NT/XP configuration options and troubleshooting

  • Browser Support - Internet Explorer

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent customer service orientation

  • Neutral accent

  • Ability to analyze and solve customer queries over the phone

No salary provided

Posted January 16, 2015 at 01:09PM from LinkedIn


Build an arcade controller with #raspberrypi #piday @Raspberry_Pi

From element14 by Cabe Atwell via Raspberry Pi Model B+ pops up, and I was surprised to see more USB ports. Adding more peripherals without a secondary USB hub is inspiring. So, I thought about what I could do with more USB ports. External harddrive, CD drive, Floppy drive? Kind of boring. How about […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – All orders placed after 11am ET on Friday, January 16th will start shipping on Tuesday, January 20th

All orders placed after 11am ET on Friday, January 16th will start shipping on Tuesday, January 20th, Adafruit is closed on Monday January 19th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Understanding the blockchain

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How Britain ‘neglected’ Australia

ONE of the UK’s top politicians has given a candid interview revealing that Britain had “neglected” Australia as an ally for almost 20 years.

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Houellebecq’s Soumission becomes instant bestseller in wake of Paris attacks

Novel, which imagines a world where Muslim fundamentalists rule France, sells 120,000 copies in five days to top country’s book charts

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Michel Houellebecq’s controversial new novel Soumission, in which France is governed by the “Muslim Fraternity” party, has shot to the top of the country’s bestseller lists with a first-week sale of more than 100,000 copies.

Published on 7 January – the day masked gunmen broke into the offices of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 – Soumission (Submission) sold 120,000 copies in just five days last week, according to French trade magazine Livres Hebdo, putting it at the top of France’s book charts. There are 220,000 copies of the novel in print, according to Livres Hebdo, with the Bookseller also reporting “huge demand” for books of Charlie Hebdo cartoons and titles by the magazine’s cartoonists.

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The expansion of Moscow’s Orthodox churches – in pictures

In 2010 Patriarch Kirill, the Russian Orthodox bishop of Moscow, announced controversial plans to build 200 new churches in the capital’s suburbs in 10 years. So far, 18 have been built and 18 more are under construction. But many Moscovites see the project as unwelcome ideological expansion, especially as existing churches struggle to attract congregations. Russian photographer Ivan Mikhailov captured some of the striking, if sometimes controversial, landmarks for The Calvert Journal

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Why don’t sentences for accused sex offenders teach them to treat women like people?

Our current legal system discourages people from taking full responsibility for their actions and their consequences

In November 2011, a group of young men allegedly raped a very drunk fifteen-year-old, snapped a photo, and circulated it, kicking off bullying that preceeded the girl’s suicide. On Thursday, one of them was sentenced to twelve months of probation and a mental health assessment. Whether or not this was an appropriate sentence – he was not on trial for rape, but for distributing a nude photo of a teenager – it’s not sufficient to make this young man take responsibility for what he did, or to discourage a repeat performance. Why don’t sentences for accused sex offenders teach them to treat women like people?

In 2011, 15-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons attended a small party, she drank too much and began vomiting. While she was incapacitated, four boys allegedly assaulted her. One boy took a picture of another giving a thumbs-up sign while allegedly raping her as she vomited, and the boys circulated the photo around their high school. Instead of being horrified at the boys’ actions, Parsons’s classmates began bullying her and calling her a slut. Outside of school, strangers texted her and messaged her on Facebook asking for sex – after all, they said, she had already had sex with their friends.

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Drummer Billy Brown on Whiplash: they don't beat it into you like that

The Oscar-nominated film about a tyrannical music teacher and his star pupil is out of sync with reality, says Ladytron’s touring drummer

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“There are purists who think there’s only one way to play jazz. None of them are as militant as Whiplash’s tyrannical band leader, Terence Fletcher, though. There is, however, a nagging familiarity to him. He’s the neurotic voice of doubt present in all of us when we perform. A lot of the teachers we have are successful musicians to begin with. You don’t get successful by being an arse.

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HERE, a Nokia business posted a job you might be interested in

HERE, a Nokia business

Visual Designer

Mumbai Area, India, IN - Information Technology and Services


Job Description

Job Title: Visual Designer

Job Code:

Division Name: UX Future Maps IN

Reports to (title): Sr UX Designer

Job Grade : 8

Date: 15/1/2015

About HERE and Nokia

HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in navigation, mapping and location experiences. We combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles. To learn more about HERE, including our work in the areas of connected and autonomous driving, visit

Nokia invests in technologies important in a world where billions of devices are connected. We are focused on three businesses: network infrastructure software, hardware and services, which we offer through Networks; location intelligence, which we provide through HERE; and advanced technology development and licensing, which we pursue through Technologies. Each of these businesses is a leader in its respective field.

What will you do:

As an experienced Visual Designer / Prototyper you will design the tools for future Map-making in collaboration with the R&D teams in Mumbai.

You will design, prototype and build the map-making tools of the future, together with a small design team and several engineering teams. You will create interactive low and high-fidelity prototypes, which will be key to define, understand, validate, communicate holistic design solutions in an effective and tangible manner. A creative mind with a structured approach to problem-solving and willingness to try new ideas will thrive in this role and help form the future of mapping at HERE.

You understand the moment when a product goes from being usable to something that enables users to do things faster, more efficiently and with delight. You bring state of the art interface design to professional tools.

You know that you don't get there through a flash of brilliance: it comes from a deep understanding of people and how they work. You make usage of interactive prototypes, delightful UI and iterative approach to take that first idea and turn it into a solution that is valuable to the target audience.

· Create innovative, cutting-edge prototypes for web (and mobile devices)

· Advise, collaborate with, and synthesize feedback from UX designers and researchers

· Discuss prototyping outcomes with product Engineering teams

Qualifications :

What you need to bring:

· At least 3 years experience in a visual/prototyping design role

· BA/BS degree in Digital Design, Interaction Design, Software Product Design, or equivalent

· Strong digital design portfolio with focus on tools, applications and software, which proves both, technical and visual design acumen

· Able to prototype & write code (HTML, CSS and Javascript, Flash) to work hand-in-hand with the engineering teams

· Highly proficient with design tools, e.g. Adobe Suite

· Ability to communicate complex topics in a simple way. Whether on paper, face to face, or when designing a UI, you can get your visual and non-visual ideas across effectively

· Strong conceptual skills and a desire to push the boundaries

· You have an admirable design style for digital products, including design for interaction, layout, typography and visual nuance

· Be passionate about your work and happy to present your designs to stakeholders for review and feedback

· Demonstrate determination to always improve, learn and collaborate

· Primarily work on site with the R&D team in Mumbai, India, but also working remotely with the international HERE design team.

· You will join our team for a permanent contract

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified

No salary provided

Posted January 16, 2015 at 01:05PM from LinkedIn


Novartis posted a job you might be interested in


Territory Sales Exe - Surgical

India, IN - Pharmaceuticals

Job ID


Position Title

Territory Sales Exe - Surgical



Business Unit




Work Location


Company/Legal Entity

Alcon Ind

Functional Area


Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Job Description

Achieve the set Sales targets of the assigned territory/ Brands. •Collect payments within the credit norms specified. •Implement an adequate sales and promotional strategy that increases Alcon market share in Units and values in the market in synergism with Marketing the other business and support units of the company within the assigned geographical market. •Attainment of Sales volume / mix objectives and improvement of sales mix. •Feed back to the Area Manager and Brand Manager on market and competition activities. •Work in the OR to constantly promote Alcon products •Collaborate with Tech Service team to provide after - sales service to customers. •Implementation of promotional and sales call frequency based on efficiency tools to maximize the impact of the sales calls (i.e. Customer ABC analysis, territory administration, routing, etc.) •Ensure to work closely with IS for generation equipment lead list/Follow up for demo/monitoring of IOL CMA compliance. Take support of IOL specialist for development of AT IOL`s business in the area •Efficient, timely and accurate reporting of Sales activities, results, opportunities & threats to Area Business Manager. Monitor, control and ensure receivables in line with the company policies. •Utilize all Marketing resources like/Product literatures/tools/patient aid literature/posters/ in the field. Ensure to attend maximum of your customer to ACT/ART/RTM/CME with maximum ROI by increasing sales & customer conversion

Minimum requirements

First class Science / Engineering Degree Proficient in English Minimum 1 years selling experience in relevant field.

No salary provided

Posted January 16, 2015 at 01:04PM from LinkedIn