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Re:Very Urgent!!!

Greetings from BURKINA FASO:
Let me start by introduce myself,I am Mrs Doris Omar, BILL AND EXCHANGE
MANAGER (Bank of Africa) Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.I am writting you
this letter based on the latest development at our bank which I will
like to bring to your personal edification. $12,250million transfer
claims. this is a legitimate transaction and I agreed to offer you 40%
of this money as my foreign partner after confirmation of the fund in
your bank account,If you are interested, please get back to me for more
clarification. For effective communication, write on my confidential
mail id; dorismrx@qq.com

SINCERE,
Mrs Doris Omar

Why Aren't Women Interested in Computer Science?

Wall Street Journal, September 25 Growth in the share of women entering science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields has slowed down, according to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau. One of the main problems, say experts, is getting women interested in computer science. While women are working toward parity with men in other technical fields, the share of women pursuing computer jobs has been declining. In 2011, women made up 27% of computer occupations, but the number has dropped since 1990 when it was 34%. There has been an increase in women employed in STEM occupations, but they are still underrepresented in engineering and computer occupations that make up more than 80% of STEM employment. The main fault for the gender gap in IT lies with the media, says researchers, who point to a recent academic paper showing how negative media portrayals of computer science professionals impact how women view the profession. In general, women are less likely to have interest…

Eight Hot IT Skills for 2014

Computerworld, September 23 
While overall demand for IT professionals is expected to remain steady in 2014, there are eight hot IT skills that have the potential to reshape the hiring landscape for companies and recruiters next year. According to experts, IT skills expected to be in highest demand for 2014 include programming and application development; networking; mobile; project management and database administration. In 2014, 32% of companies are expecting to increase headcount in their IT organizations, compared with 33% in 2013. Programming and application development tops the list of hot IT skills, although just under half of the respondents said they would hire in this area over the next 12 months, compared with 60% last year. Software developers, especially those with mobile development expertise, are the most sought-after technology workers and currently enjoy one of the lowest unemployment rates around, just 1.8%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Help desk…