A resurgence in consumer technology spending and the expansion of Web 2.0 helped drive tech-sector job-cut announcements to the lowest quarterly total in nearly six years, according to global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.
Job cuts in the tech sector, which encompasses telecommunications, computer, electronics and e-commerce, fell to 29,226, down 25.8 percent from 39,379 in the previous quarter. The second-quarter figure was the lowest since 26,583 job cuts in the third quarter of 2000.
The business world might be nearing a “tipping point” — as companies focus on becoming more efficient, using less energy and implementing renewable and sustainable practices.
Businesses including GE Electrics and DuPont are moving toward sustainability, said Christopher Juniper, a director at National Capitalism Solutions in Boulder, a nonprofit organization that helps businesses develop sustainability goals.
Novel cancer drugs; innovative treatments for blood cancers and clotting; new ways to attack inflammatory and infectious diseases; ground-breaking compounds to treat osteoporosis and metastatic bone disease; pioneering devices for orthopedic surgery; commercializing biofuels from algae; and revolutionary wearable rehabilitation systems comprise the seven finalists in this year’s BioWest Venture Showcase competition, said Christine Shapard, director of bioscience and emerging technologies for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT).Continue reading …
Colorado is joining the bandwagon of states that are providing grant money to encourage bioscience research.
The legislature has earmarked $2 million of state gaming proceeds for small grants to encourage bioscience research and development of new technologies. That money, available only once, could be the catalyst for job and industry growth, said Brian Vogt, director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the agency responsible for administering the grants.
No matter how small or large, companies say philanthropy is smart business — and part of being a responsible corporate citizen.
“It’s definitely a very important part of who we are as a company,” said Bill Hurt, founder of ERA Shields Real Estate. “We’re very lucky, and we’ve been blessed with an exceptional, bountiful quality of life. Not everyone enjoys this same level, so we want to help those who are not as fortunate.”
Consumers now have access to updated information about the quality of care provided in Colorado’s hospitals.
The Colorado Health and Hospital Association (CHA) Performance and Quality Group, which released risk-adjusted mortality information (death rates) in April 2005 detailing 11 common reasons why patients are admitted to a hospital, has updated the information to include 2004 data.
New identification requirements – aimed at removing illegal immigrants from the Medicaid rolls – went into effect last week, but it will be some time before hospitals, clinics and other health care providers will be able to determine what effect the changes will have on their businesses.
As of July 1, anyone applying for the state-funded health program must have a certified birth certificate and a picture identification card. People with U.S. passports, certificates of naturalization or certificates of citizenship only need one form.
Bill “Maverick” Thiede was running out of options to treat two tumors on his brainstem. After three months of treatment, radiation failed to stop their growth. But Thiede has another option, thanks to a state-of-the-art system available at Memorial Health Systems.
Known as TomoTherapy, the system allows doctors to precisely target the tumors with radiation. The system combines three-dimensional imaging from CT scanning with targeted radiation beams.
Jerry Bagg has been named the President and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado Foundation.
Bagg, the president of the Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation, will oversee four other foundations throughout the state, including St. Anthony Health Foundation of Denver, St. Mary Corwin Health Foundation of Pueblo, St. Thomas Moore Health Foundation of Canon City and Mercy Medical Foundation of Durango.
It’s not rocket science, but it’s the next best thing.
A number of products used every day, from mattresses to fishing reel lubricants, were created using the same technology – and sometimes the same products – that help keep NASA’s space program moving forward.
In 1994, X-1R embarked on a challenge issued by the space agency to create a lubricant for the tracks of the space crawler, which moves the space shuttle over land.