CIR News: Flu Shots Available Now!

CIR News: Flu Shots Available Now!

It’s that time of year again, and Community Information & Referral has the latest news on where you can get flu shots.

We’ve made it easier for you to find flu shot clinics near you by indexing flu shot providers by the counties they serve and by what kind of insurance they accept.

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Hurricane Ike and the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Scale

David Dalka today posted about the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Scale and Hurricane Ike.

Hurricane Ike Suggests Need to Modify Saffir-Simpson Scale Hurricane Measurement Metrics

Estimates of damage from Hurricane Ike and the reported death toll continue to rise far beyond what would be expected from the last Saffir-Simpson Scale reading of “a category 2 hurricane.”

Hurricane Ike’s larger than category 2 impact suggests need to modify Saffir-Simpson Scale hurricane measurement and communication metrics.

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Networking With Bill Austin

Upcoming Networking Opportunities

If you were wondering where I ( Bill Austin ) will be networking in the next couple of weeks, I plan to be at the following networking events. There might be some that I miss due to circumstances beyond my control and I will very likely be at more places than this but as of today – these are the places to be – the happening places – the places to grow your business, to find work, to find employees and to meet interesting people.

On Tuesday July 29, 2008 Austin’s “Who’s Who” In Arizona will be at Barcelona’s Restaurant – 15440 N Greenway Hayden Loop, Scottsdale from 6 PM to 9 PM. Meet VIP BJ Davis Hollywood Director / Producer / Stuntman. BJ Davis is the President of the Arizona Film & TV Festival which will showcase new and upcoming filmmakers by giving them a place to reveal their feature films, short films and student films. Helen McCready is the Festival Director. Part of the proceeds from the Arizona Film & TV Festival will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix.

Monday, August 4th is the quarterly meeting and second anniversary bash for the Hispanic 50-50 Business Alliance. From 4:30 until 7:00 PM at TRADICIONES RESTAURANT in Phoenix at 1602 E Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85006 – RSVP at the web site for free admission or $5 at the door.

On Tuesday August 5, 2008 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM the Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) will meet at Temple Chai, 4645 East Marilyn Road, Phoenix for networking and education in the career transition process. Kathy Thiessen, Site Supervisor, Phoenix Workforce Connection, offers an overview of the Phoenix Workforce Connection One Stop Career Centers and provides information about federal grant funding through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to provide career development and employment search resources to job seekers and business. Melanie Smith, Workforce Connection Career Advisor/Job Coach, will offer detail about the program services that she provides to those seeking to upgrade skills and/or connect with employment opportunities. recruiters and employers seeking workers are welcome to attend and meet the job seekers.

NOTE: At the SJN 8/5 meeting, 4 seats to the 8/19 LinkedIn Workshop below will be raffled. Bring a business card to enter the drawing (only once). Winners must be present when their card is drawn. Not Redeemable For Cash.

On Friday, August 15th The Arizona International Growth Group AZIGG meeting will be at Kahala® Corp (Coldstone Creamery® HQ) with a topic of “Growing Sales Globally: The Ins, Outs and In-Betweens” Investment: $5, includes snacks and drinks

On Tuesday August 19, 2008 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM the Scottsdale Job Network will meet for networking and education in the career transition process. The topic will be STATE OF AZ WORKFORCE INITIATIVE with Peter Polk, Retired Healthcare Executive and Member, Governor’s Task Force on Aging, Mature Worker Initiative. Peter will discuss the actions being taken by the State of Arizona to promote hiring and retaining the mature worker. Peter has served on the State Mature Workforce committee for the past 6 years, and continues his involvement.

On August 19, 2008 there will be a LinkedIn Workshop for Job Seekers from 1-3 PM at Temple Chai presented by Bill Austin. Details can be found here: Scottsdale Job Network

Don’t miss the August 19 presentation if you want to learn how to:

• Effectively use LinkedIn to grow your network
• Build your profile to become findable
• Import contacts
• Invite group members
• Identify hiring managers at target companies

Use your LinkedIn Network to:

• Reach recruiters
• Establish relationships to help you land that job
• Hone Search techniques and strategies
• Hone Interaction techniques and strategies

Also on August 19, 2008 there will be Community Connections Tour from 11:00 to 12:00 Noon at Community Information & Referral (CIR) in downtown Phoenix located at 2200 N Central Ave. Suite 601, Phoenix. This is a one hour tour to acquaint visitors with the services provider by the CIR 24/7 Health and Human Services Hotlines. These include Elder Care, Homeless, Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS, Immunizations, Tax Help, Foreclosure Prevention, Financial Emergency and more. If you plan on attending a tour please reserve your seat with Darlene Duncan at 602-263-8445 x113 or e-mail at

Thank you,

Bill Austin (480) 998-0246 bill at
East Valley Living
AZhttp, Inc.
Scottsdale Job Network
Community Information & Referral

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John McCain for President

I heard about this on the radio and posted about it on the Funny Jokes site earlier this week. It is one of the most active posts there, although it is running in third place to the one about Help Her With Her Plan at #1 most active and Running Faster than a Tiger at #2 most active.

John McCain for President

John McCain for President

Stumble John McCain For President 2008
I heard on the radio on 550 KFYI in Phoenix Arizona that there is a spreading phenomenon, at least in the greater Phoenix Arizona area. According to a caller to the JD Hayworth Show, there are many people who feel they can’t vote for anyone but John McCain because they have been left with no choice

Many of these people do not agree with McCain’s positions on various things but feel that the alternative is far worse.

To show that they are voting for McCain but are doing so under protest, these people are putting John McCain bumper stickers on their cars upside down and putting yard signs in their yard upside down.

It appears to be spreading as people stop and ask – “Do you know that your bumper sticker (or yard sign) is upside down? ” and are told why. Some people even put a note on their yard sign to explain it to anyone who stops by to be helpful and turn the sign around.

John McCain For President 2008

John McCain For President 2008

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Experiment – One Million Blogs

This site is conducting an experiment to see how long it will take for 1,000,000 blogs to list themselves in a wiki.

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Collection of 500+ Do Follow blogs!

500+ do follow blogs and tools which will help you to get unlimited backlinks

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Microsoft ups Yahoo offer above $31 per share

SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft Corp. finally dangled a higher takeover bid in front of Yahoo Inc. Friday, hoping to reach a friendly deal after weeks of saber rattling.

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