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Monday 10 March, 2014 The economy in 2014 may be recovering, but struggling families are increasingly relying on charity handouts for everyday essentials. Over half of charities in the In Kind Direct network are giving out supplies to those who cannot afford them, and 30% have seen an increase in the demand for basic household provisions recent research has shown. A wide range of charities working with families, children, the elderly and disabled are being depended on for help, as increasing numbers of British households struggle to afford basic living necessities. A new survey conducted by In Kind Direct, a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, shows that over half of charity respondents are giving out essential supplies to those struggling to afford them. This is often before the charity is able to fulfil its specific charitable purpose, so great is the need for... (more)

Walter Cronkite's IT Career Advice

The late Walter Cronkite as a role model for IT managers? At first glance, we might not see the connection between "the most trusted man in America" and high tech management. But if we pull back the layers of how Cronkite approached his job, there are solid day-to-day career lessons for those working in IT. Seven Best Practices Straight From the Desk of Uncle Walter 1. Explain things in a simple way so everyone can understand. CBS' Bob Schieffer said people "understood Cronkite was guiding you through events." He translated the complex or hard to understand in a way that made you nod and think, "I get I now." When explaining the impact of an IT project for your organization, break it down so the non-techies get the light bulb over their heads. Explain it so your mother can understand it--use the criteria: how would Cronkite say this? 2. Have an unbridled enthusiasm. N... (more)

Preachers Coffee Inc. Announces Joint Venture Agreement With Modern Energy Corp. With Preachers' Agricultural Development Interest in the Philippines

TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 09/08/09 -- Preachers Coffee, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PRCF) (PINKSHEETS: PCIO) and MODERN ENERGY CORP. (PINKSHEETS: MDRG) and (FRANKFURT: ME2C) announced the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement on the Technical Management and Operating Contract of a 36,103 Acres of Agricultural and Forest Land which is under a Community-Based Forest Management Agreement (CBFMA) of the Government of the Philippines, in partnership with the Manobo Indigenous Community Cooperative on Mindanao island in the Philippines. The Joint Venture Agreement has a 25 Year CBFMA Contract and an indefinite extension since it was appropriated in an Ancestral Domain Land Management for the Manobo Indigenous Communities. The Manobo Indigenous Communities has the Ancestral Domain Rights to the land and their Community Cooperative was for purposes of Agricultural and Forest Managem... (more)

Ph.D. in Twitter Anyone?

New Media on Ulitzer Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of education to career-motivated students, has launched six graduate degree programs designed to help prepare professionals to use technology and social media to meet changing business demands. The new programs include two doctor of management degrees - one in emerging media and another in environmental and social sustainability; two doctor of computer science degrees - one in digital systems security and another in emerging media; and two master of science degrees - one in systems engineering and another in enterprise information systems. All new programs are available nationally in a blended online, executive format, via the CTU Institute for Advanced Studies. Those taking the doctorate programs are required to attend a four-and-a-half-day symposium at the CTU Colorado Springs campus twi... (more)

ComputerJobs.com(R) Launches New Online Community for IT Professionals

ATLANTA, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ComputerJobs.com (http://www.computerjobs.com/), the leading IT employment Web site for Information Technology professionals and those who employ them, today announced the launch of a new online community where IT professionals can discuss their careers, technology, current events and more. The new community, dubbed "The ComputerJobs.com Community" (http://www.computerjobscommunity.com/), also offers original articles covering a wide range of topics, the top resume keyword searches performed by employers each week and the ability to search for high-tech jobs on ComputerJobs.com. "We answer a lot of email every day from ComputerJobs.com users asking for advice about their career, various IT certifications, workplace issues, etc.," says Michael Turner, Vice President of Marketing at ComputerJobs.com. "We created The ComputerJobs.com... (more)

Open Source Toolkit for Job Hunters

Unemployment is rising and competition for the few jobs that are available is becoming tougher than ever. With each open job requisition, hiring managers are receiving hundreds of résumés. How do you stand out of the crowd? What can you do to get noticed? How can you start an interesting conversation? The key to successfully securing a job is to prove your expertise, while differentiating yourself from the crowd. It takes creativity and ingenuity - which are both possible using open source software. Open source can help you distinguish yourself without pulling on your purse strings, and, more important, it can help show how tech-savvy and creative you are. Build Your Credibility The most important task of job hunting is building an impressive résumé that clearly defines who you are, the expertise you bring to the table, your past successes, and the drive for a success... (more)

CEO of TheLadders.com to Speak at the 14th Annual Garden State Council SHRM Conference and Expo

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- TheLadders.com, the world's leading $100k+ jobs Web site, today announced that company President and CEO Marc Cenedella will be speaking at the upcoming 14th Annual Garden State Council Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference and Expo on November 8, 2005. Cenedella's session, "Thinking Outside of the Online Recruiting Box: Building a Pipeline of Fully Engaged Senior Talent," will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The two-day educational conference, certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), will be held November 7th and 8th at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, N.J. This year's conference, "HR Leadership: Engaged, Aligned and Accountable," is geared to business leaders and HR practitioners, and will highlight the profession's connection in achieving business results. "The Interne... (more)

Registration Now Open For Fourth Annual (ISC)²® Security Congress

(ISC)² and ASIS Bring Together Renowned Speakers and Career Development Opportunities in the World's Most Comprehensive Security Event in Atlanta in 2014 London, UK, March 19, 2014 - (ISC)²® ("ISC-squared"), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with nearly 100,000 members worldwide, today announced delegates can now register for its fourth annual Security Congress, to be held September 29 - October 2, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga., U.S.A. at the Georgia World Congress Center. The fourth annual (ISC)² Security Congress will be colocated with the ASIS International 2014 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2014), providing opportunities for security professionals from many disciplines to network and collaborate while learning about new security technologies and keeping up with the latest indu... (more)

IBM to Transfer U.S. Jobs to India: WSJ

IBM is reportedly transferring U.S. jobs in its global service unit to India. The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday morning that the company was expected to inform what the paper could only call "a large number" of American workers that their jobs were either being eliminated or sent to India. [email protected] suggests the layoffs will be on Thursday. IBM's earnings were up 12% to $4.42 billion last quarter; it's forecast no strain this year because of the slowdown; and it's supposedly in talks to acquire Sun. Recently IBM reportedly laid off around 4,600 people. It's also unclear whether IBM might be a bidder for the disgraced Indian outsourcer, Satyam. The Journal says Global Services has 180,000 people worldwide. ... (more)

New Plant Start-Ups in the Southwest Maintain Momentum During the Start of 2008, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/16/08 -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Fifteen new plants began some phase of commercial operation and start-up during the first four months of this year in the Southwest Market region of the United States. These plants were spread across six industries and provided an estimated 1,275 new job opportunities for the region. The first four months of 2007 had a nearly duplicate performance with 17 new plants beginning operation. For details, view the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/showNews.jsp?newsitemID=132970, or browse other breaking industrial news stories at www.industrialinfo.com. Industrial Info Resources (IIR) is a marketing information service specializing in industrial process, energy and financial related markets wi... (more)

IBM to Move 5,000 U.S. Jobs to India: AP

IBM is reportedly transferring U.S. jobs in its global services unit to India. The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday morning that the company was expected to tell what the paper could only call "a large number" of American workers that their jobs were either being eliminated or sent to India. The AP waded in hours later and said 5,000 would be cut, representing 4% of IBM's U.S. workforce of roughly 115,000 people. [email protected] suggests the layoffs will come down Thursday. IBM's earnings were up 12% to $4.42 billion last quarter; it's forecast no strain this year because of the economic slowdown; and it's supposedly in talks to acquire Sun for billions of dollars. Recently IBM reportedly laid off around 4,600 people. It's also unclear whether IBM might be a bidder for the disgraced Indian outsourcer, Satyam. The Journal says Global Services has 180,000 people worldwi... (more)