Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Permanent IT staff gain edge in payOn 8 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. • Salaries for permanent IT staff soared in 1999, while rates for many ITcontractors fell during the period.A Windows NT specialist can now earn more than £30,000 in a permanent post,a third more than the previous quarter, while freelance rates fell by 1.8 percent to £947 per week. The figures are revealed in the quarterly survey carriedout by Internet-based IT recruitment firm Spring.com.There was also a fall in rates for contractors with MS Office skills, downnearly 10 per cent to £741.www.spring.com
BOONE, Iowa – Nearly 40 vendors fill Manufacturers’ Row during the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.IMCA marketing partners will offer a wide range of high performance products for use during the week of Sept. 7-12. They’ll also display new products being introduced and legal for use in IMCA competition in 2016.Manufacturers’ Row will be located in the northeast corner of the speedway grounds and open from approximately 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day and accessible through gates on the west and east.Companies confirmed for Manufacturers’ Row locations include Aero Race Wheels, AFCO, Allstar Performance, Axle Exchange, B & B Racing Chassis, Bassett Race Wheels, Bilstein, BSB Manufacturing, CPD Racing Shocks and Day Motor Sports;Eibach Springs, Friesen Chevrolet, Fox Shocks, GRT, Harris Auto Racing, Hyperco, Jerovetz Shock Service, Karl Performance, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Magnus Racing Products, Medieval Chassis and MD3;And MSD, Motorsports Warehouse, Out-Pace Racing Products, Performance Bodies, Razor Chassis, RH2, Sidebiter Chassis, Sybesma Graphics, The Joie of Seating, Velocita, Wehrs Machine and Xtreme Motor Sports.
For the second time in less than a month, the No. 1 USC men’s water polo team traveled to Palo Alto and returned home with a victory.Added boost · Senior driver Tobias Preuss’ recent return from injury further strengthens an already-potent USC attack. Preuss scored his first three goals of the season against Stanford on Saturday. – Chris Roman | Daily TrojanIn a nationally televised match on the Pac-12 Network on Saturday morning, the Trojans (15-0, 2-0) used a third-period surge to defeat No. 5 Stanford (6-3, 0-1) by a score of 9-6.Senior driver Tobias Preuss, in his second week back after missing five weeks to injury, notched his first three goals of the season to lead the Trojans. Junior driver Nikola Vavic contributed two goals.“This is a huge confidence booster for us,” Preuss said. “The atmosphere was like the NCAA’s, and it showed us that we are the best team in the nation. If we can continue to execute our game plan, it’ll be hard for any team to come close to us.”A Berlin native and member of the German national team, Preuss had 16 goals for the Trojans last year and was named an All-America Honorable Mention. Prior to that, Preuss scored 29 goals for the Trojans’ 2010 national championship team. Preuss’ breakout performance Saturday made an already potent offensive attack even more difficult to stop.In their previous matchup in September, the Trojans needed overtime to edge the Cardinal. This time around, the swarming Trojan defense limited Stanford to just four goals through the first three periods. USC never led by fewer than three goals during the final period.“We pressed them hard in the first few possessions, countered them out and pushed Stanford to have to take shots outside of where they’re used to attacking,” Preuss said.In the third quarter, junior utility Mace Rapsey made it 6-4 just 21 seconds after the Cardinal pulled to within one goal, and goals from senior driver Michael Rosenthal and Preuss put the Trojans up 8-4 by the end of the third period.The flurry of goals in the third quarter highlighted one of the best periods the Trojans have played all season and showed their improvement in capitalizing on offensive chances, not letting scoring opportunities go by the wayside.“We knew their goalie was weak on lateral movement, so we didn’t just take the first open shot we had,” senior two-meter Matt Burton said. “We were patient with our offense and made the right passes. What really sets us apart is how great of shape our guys are in. Teams get tired in the second half, but as the game progresses, we get faster. Stanford’s six starters played most of the first half, and we tired them out then in order to put us in really, really good shape for the second half.”The Trojans are the top-scoring team in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, and their offensive prowess made life difficult all day for Stanford goalie Scott Platshon. Though he made 16 saves, Platshon, in his first year as full-time starter, had to be on full alert all day against the calculated Trojan attack.Junior James Clark received the start in goal and made nine saves for the Trojans. After playing in the Olympics on the Australian national team and arriving late to USC as a result, Clark is receiving more playing time in goal as the season progresses.Sophomore Ely Bonilla primarily manned the goal for the first third of the season, but now Clark and Bonilla form a two-headed monster.“My hat goes off to James Clark,” Preuss said. “It’s really great that we have two great goalies to throw out there.”Stanford scored to open the final period, but Preuss completed his hat trick soon after to make it 9-5. The four-goal deficit proved too much for the Cardinal to overcome.“We won the game because we controlled possession,” USC coach Jovan Vavic said. “Our biggest improvement was in our counterattack. We took the shots their goalie gave us, and Toby [Preuss] was the difference-maker by scoring two huge goals in the third quarter.”
January 10, 2019 Posted: January 10, 2019 Sasha Foo, Categories: KUSI, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Governor Newsom unveils 2019-2020 state budget 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – State politicians from San Diego praised Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first budget proposal today, primarily for its dedicated support for expanding housing, affordable education and social services.Newsom released his proposed $209 billion budget for fiscal year 2019-2020, a four percent increase over former Gov. Jerry Brown’s fiscal year 2018-2019 budget, his last in office.The budget includes a $144 billion general fund and a projected $21.4 billion surplus, the largest since at least 2000.On a more granular level, Newsom’s budget includes $1.3 billion in one-time funding for housing development projects, $40 million in funding to cover two full years of tuition for first-time community college students enrolled full-time and doubling the number of state residents who have access to the state’s earned-income tax credit.San Diego’s representatives in the state legislature lauded Newsom’s budget for its ambitious funding propositions. State Sens. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, and Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, called the proposal “outstanding” in a joint statement. Atkins and Mitchell sit on the Senate’s Rules and Budget and Fiscal Review committees, respectively.“We are pleased that the governor shares our commitment to investing in early childhood and higher education, affordable housing, alleviating poverty and homelessness, expanding access to health care, paid family leave and the Earned Income Tax Credit, and overhauling California’s emergency preparedness,” Atkins and Mitchell said in the statement.Newsom also earmarked funding to assist undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers who have recently entered the U.S. as well as the humanitarian organizations that support them.In a visit to the Otay Mesa Immigration Detention Center Nov. 29, Newsom said the state needed to exert more effort to support recently arrived immigrants, who often lack proper support networks and can end up homeless in areas like San Diego and Imperial counties.“My constituents have seen an influx of migrants being dropped on San Diego streets by federal officials without the support system to help them,” said Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego. “I want to particularly thank Gov. Newsom for including $25 million (including an immediate $5 million) to assist our community-based organizations in providing services to address this crisis.”The budget includes an attempt to take an ax to the state’s unfunded pension liabilities as well, allocating $13.6 billion to eliminate budgetary debt, build reserves and pay down pensions. According to Newsom’s office, such spending supports the state’s financial foundation and protects against possible economic strife.“To make the California Dream available to all, our state must be fiscally sound,” Newsom said. “This budget lays a strong financial foundation for our state by eliminating debts, expanding the rainy-day fund and paying down our unfunded liabilities.”Newsom’s office and state legislators will negotiate the budget’s details through June, when the final budget must be submitted. California’s 2019-2020 fiscal year begins July 1, 2019. Sasha Foo
As a small-business owner, manager or informed employee, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of the latest technology. But with all the buzzwords out there, it can be a hassle to figure out what’s what and which trends are here to stay. Here, we offer our explanations of the technologies that are reshaping the way we do business.1. The cloud. The cloud is just another term for the Internet. So cloud computing is simply online or Web-based software and services that are often cheaper and easier to use than purchasing licenses and maintaining software on your own machines. This can apply to everything from financial software to document and file storage. But beware — not all cloud solutions are alike, and security, reliability and scalability will vary.Then there’s the banter around “private cloud” and “public cloud.” A private cloud is either a secure internal network running “behind the firewall,” where employees can access applications and data from a central location such as an intranet, or a service in which the cloud provider stores your data offsite on a dedicated server.2. Crowdsourcing. It sounds gimmicky, but crowdsourcing basically entails outsourcing work to a crowd of people. There’s real business being done through crowdsourcing sites such as crowdSPRING, CrowdFlower and Trada. To crowdsource a project, you submit an open call to a community of experts, such as software developers or graphic designers, and receive a variety of solutions or ideas in response.However, crowdsourcing isn’t always cheaper, better or faster — and there’s no guarantee you’ll get back quality, usable material. “The overlooked cost is the need to filter through the crowd’s ideas to determine which ones have the potential to solve the problem,” says Laura Schoppe, president at Fuentek LLC, a consulting firm specializing in intellectual property and technology transfer. “The idea also must be free and clear to be adopted,” she adds. To see how small businesses are using crowdsourcing, click here.3. SEO. Search engine optimization (SEO) is about driving traffic to your website. It consists of various practices meant to improve the chances that people coming from search engines like Google or Bing will find your business online. For example, if you sell home aquariums in Buffalo, you want to make sure your website appears high on the list next time someone does a search for “home aquarium, Buffalo.”Tactics include using strategic keywords across your website, tagging content and coding the site to make it SEO-friendly. However, be sure to steer clear of questionable practices that try to fool the system, or you could get blacklisted by the search engines.Also, a big part of SEO is having a clearly defined target market, and optimizing your site to reach it rather than a general audience. “Most SMB decision-makers have a target market within 15 miles of their office,” says John Caughell, marketing coordinator for Argentstratus, which provides hosted productivity software for health care organizations. “Optimizing your website to reach people 6,000 miles away … seems like a waste of resources.” 4. Unified communications. UC is perhaps one of the most misunderstood tech terms. An industry website describes it like this: “UC supports the enterprise to manage various types of communications across multiple devices and applications, while integrating with back-office applications, systems and business processes, with the goal of improving business agility and results, leading to increased revenues, decreased costs and improved customer service.” Huh?UC is really this: merging more than one type of communications tool, such as Web conferencing and instant messaging, into a single interface or integrated system. Skype could be considered a UC system because you can switch back and forth between video and phone calls. Unified messaging (where voice, text and email messages all filter into your inbox) and “presence” technologies are also commonly found in UC systems. Do you need it? That depends on how often you need to connect and collaborate online. 5. Virtualization. This technology has been around for many years, but it’s still confusing, particularly since you can “virtualize” pretty much any piece of hardware or software. In other words, you’re creating a virtual version of it rather than having to get the actual version. And yes, it’s legal. The oldest form is operating system virtualization, which allows a piece of hardware to run multiple operating system images at the same time, so that you don’t have to buy and maintain as many machines.A consulting firm describes it like this: “Through virtualization induced containers, applications can be isolated from both the hardware and one another, preventing configuration conflicts that often complicate their introduction into IT systems.” I prefer this definition from the technology site ReadWriteWeb: “Do you have a Mac? You can run Windows on it, too. How? Virtualization.”No doubt, this is a short list of the tech terms that drive small-business owners batty. But it’s up to you to interpret the buzz and determine which technologies you should invest in. “As a buyer, I look for value, not buzz,” says Kevin Elliott, CEO and founder of mobile app developing firm WeLike LLC. “Often, things I buy were buzzing … but only after I determined that there was substance did I buy.”© Business on Main How Success Happens Brought to you by Business on Main Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. September 12, 2011 5 min read Listen Now