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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)

What Do You Call One Search Result From StackOverflow?

Microsoft Session at Cloud Expo I checked with the Windows Phone 7 team before putting this post out, and got the OK to write about it.  I hit this bug when building out my FriendLinks Windows Phone 7 application, and was surprised to find it was a bona fide bug and not a problem with my coding skills.  If there was a default value in the constructor for any new project I start, it would look something like: codingErrorResponsibilty == this.programmerName; In any event, here’s the cruxt of the bug.  If you are using HttpWebRequest developing on Windows Phone 7, and you get a 301 redirect returned from the web server, and that web server sets a cookie, the current build (as of 03/16/10 at Mix10) of Windows Phone 7 will throw an exception. In the case of my applications, I was trying to determine the title of the page as defined by the “” tags for a given ... (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)

Cineplex Entertainment: A New Theatre For Milton, Ontario Job Fair Takes Place This Weekend

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/26/06 -- Cineplex Entertainment (TSX: CGX.UN) is pleased to announce that construction is nearing completion for the new Galaxy Cinemas Milton. The 8-screen cinema complex is located at 1175 Maple Ave. (at highway 401 and Steeles Ave. E.) and will welcome its first guests next month. "We have been looking forward to bringing a state-of-the-art theatre to Milton for some time now," said Pat Marshall, Vice President of Communications and Investor Relations for Cineplex Entertainment. "Galaxy Cinemas Milton will be fantastic and we're excited that Milton residents will have an exceptional entertainment destination in their great community." The new Galaxy Cinemas Milton will cost about $6 million to build and has created a variety of job opportunities in Milton. The six-month building process has created over 125 new construction... (more)

XsunX Provides Update on its Plans to Build a Multi-Megawatt Thin Film Solar Cell Factory

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XsunX, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: XSNX) , a developer of advanced manufacturing systems and cell structures for thin film photovoltaic solar energy, today provided updates to its plans to build a multi-megawatt production facility in the United States in order to supply the growing domestic demand for solar renewable energy. The Company believes that its decision to expand operations to include the manufacture of thin film solar modules is consistent with its overall business strategy to develop photovoltaic technologies and products. Mr. Kurt Laetz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing commented, "Management's decision to tap the domestic market, one of the fastest growing renewable markets in the world, not only allows XsunX to develop revenues through direct sales of finished solar products, but will reduce the effo... (more)

Report Finds Significant Job Opportunities for Californians in Allied Health; Questions State's Education Capacity To Train Workers

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- New workforce projections show that California's allied health industry will be a key driver of economic growth in the state over the next two decades. By 2030, the allied health sector will comprise almost 1 million workers with a collective earning power of more than $116 billion in wages. At the same time, the study casts doubt on whether California's education system will be able to provide enough health workers to meet the growing demand. The study -- conducted by Beacon Economics and funded by a grant to Fenton Communications from The California Wellness Foundation -- is the first to analyze long-term workforce projections for approximately 50 positions within the allied health field. These workers, often called the "backbone" of health care, make up 60 percent of all health jobs and include positions such as labor... (more)

The Lights are on, people are in...They are saving energy and money and that is just the beginning.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Town of Lantana recently approved the first-ever commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program in the state of Florida. A first-of-its-kind, the Florida Green Energy Works Program provides property owners the ability to purchase and install energy efficient and renewable energy technologies through innovative financing alternatives. This Program, which is available to other cities and counties statewide, creates clean energy solutions and new job opportunities. Easy and Affordable Commercial property owners who install energy saving technologies pay for them through a non-ad valorem assessment on their property tax bill. This easy repayment strategy allows property owners to see energy savings immediately and helps stimulate the economy when local contractors and equipment is purchased. Leaving ... (more)

How To Make Money 2013: Top Small Business Opportunities For The Coming Year Reviewed On EmpoweredEzine.com

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For the millions of people trying to figure out how to make money 2013 is predicted to have a lot in store. While many are still struggling with job insecurity or unemployment, many are hopeful for all the new business opportunities that will present themselves in the coming New Year. The ideas 2013 has in store will likely follow the latest trends when it comes to job opportunities and other ways to earn on the side. One way to make an income that will certainly still be going strong in the new year is online business. This type of work is popular for a number of reasons. For one it is very inexpensive for most anyone to start and it cuts back on a lot of expenses of traditional employment and business such as office rental and utility bills. Another benefit is the flexibility usually afforded with most online busines... (more)

Dental Assisting Information Session at CDI College in Victoria

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/03/14 -- Dental assistants continue to be in high-demand across British Columbia. According to WorkBC, job opportunities will continue to increase thanks to the demand for dental services by a growing population. Those looking to train for a career as a dental assistant can learn more at an Information Session about CDI College in Victoria on January 7, 2014. "Dental assistants are key members of any dental team and dentists rely on them to be versatile and well-trained," says Larry Heinzlmeir, VP of Marketing for CDI College. "Through hands-on training, students in the Dental Assisting program hone the skill set needed to be effective, skilled and reliable professionals on the job." Guests at the Information Session will learn about the dental assisting field, including wages and career opportunities. They'll learn ... (more)

Elance-oDesk Releases 2014 Annual Impact Report, Showing Social and Economic Impacts of Online Work, and Announces $30 Million in Funding Led by Benchmark

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - November 25, 2014) - Elance-oDesk, the world's largest online workplace, today released its 2014 Annual Impact Report. The report includes new research on the work fulfillment of online freelancers and showcases how businesses of all sizes around the world -- from Singapore to Sydney to Seattle -- collaborate with teams of freelancers. It also demonstrates how the ability of these freelancers and businesses to work together via the Internet ("online work") is providing access to job opportunities for many who may otherwise struggle to earn income.  Social Impact The report includes findings from a new study on work fulfillment which shows that freelancers on Elance.com and oDesk.com say they are more fulfilled than other professionals, as determined by 12 factors including: time for creative or strategic thinking, opportunities to ch... (more)

Americans Strongly Favor Local Institutions for Solving Nation's Challenges Finds New Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As partisan gridlock plagues Washington, Americans are increasingly looking to state and local institutions for innovative approaches to solving the country's most pressing challenges, according to poll results released today by The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) and National Journal. The 22nd quarterly Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll explores Americans' experiences and attitudes toward their local communities in comparison to the rest of the country. The poll is part of The Next Economy series, a seven-year partnership between Allstate and Atlantic Media, of which National Journal is a part. The survey reveals an American public that is confident about their own local ingenuity, with 69 percent of Americans believing that new ideas and solutions to the country's challenges are more likely to co... (more)