(Reuters) – Game fans hit Japanese stores early on Saturday to be among the first to get their hands on Nintendo’s new 3D-capable game player, but the gadget’s sales may be squeezed in the longer term by competition from smartphones and tablets.
Archive for February, 2011
Here’s the continuation of the funny job search and work stories for you to enjoy. Hopefully they will help to put a smile on your face on this rather cold, wet and miserable Monday…
Winter was long and cold across much of the country, and for many people it was an extremely challenging period with regard to work, careers and job search. The news about the economy and job market continued to be negative and cynical throughout the season. But now it’s March and spring is on it’s way so many aspects of our world seems to be lightening-up.
IT trade body Intellect has met with leading members of the coalition government and put the case for putting technology at the heart of the nations growth strategy.
Business Secretary Vince Cable and Communications Minister Ed Vaizey met with members of Intellect and other figures in the IT industry at a roundtable event which put forward the case for technology being used to drive the economy out of recession.
The IT industry employs nearly 5% of UK workers. Within the UK economy, over three quarters of people now use IT as part of their job role. Use of IT is particularly important for over 90% of managers, professionals, associate professionals and secretarial/administrative staff.
What to Say When All You Want To Say is “No, I can’t” – Assert yourself and stay positive and helpfulTuesday, February 22nd, 2011
You can hear yourself can’t you? You’re asked a question or someone’s asking you to do something and all you can hear in your head is “no I can’t” or “no, not another thing” or “no way mate!”. It’s so natural to be answering the question directly as it’s being asked instead of taking a second to re-position your response. It’s about saying what you can do, what you’re able to do, what’s possible without actually saying no.
An independent view relating to the new government legislation taking effect from 6 April 2011 regarding Anti-Avoidance: Disguised Remuneration, by Jane StevensFriday, February 11th, 2011
There have been many schemes set up over the years including EBT (Employment Benefit Trusts) Schemes in order to take advantage of loopholes in the law where trusts or other vehicles are used to reward employees (contractors) which seek to avoid or defer the payment of income tax or National Insurance Contributions.
Talking of “Time Stands Still” well, even though we both know it doesn’t, you can make it slow down for you. Slow down to speed things up. Yes, I know – it’s a dichotomy (I had to look it up – a polar opposite, a contrariety) to say you have to slow down to speed things up. Well it’s true.