Archive for April, 2008

Writers Wanted

We are looking for some new bloggers here at the Pittsburgh Metroblog.

About Metroblogging:

Metroblogging is a conversation about the city – there are over 50 city specific Metroblogs around the world. As an author you get the opportunity to write for this international network of bloggers. It is really interesting to hear what other cities are covering an occasionally we blog across cities. When you travel you can blog in another city – I blogged Hawaii last year.

If you have one of those fancy smancy cell phone cameras you can even write a blog post write from your phone.  We encourage mobile blogging – see something interesting on the street – send it in and share with Pittsburgh.

You can write about anything you want – post photos, video, a restaurant review, a rant – the possibilities are endless.

The Requirements:

  • You can write about anything you want, but it must relate to Pittsburgh
  • We are looking for people that will write 3 posts per week

The Rewards:  Sorry blogging doesn’t pay, yet – but this is a great way to get your name and writing out there to a wider audience.  You are also welcome to link to your website or blog on your author profile.

Want to join the fun? Questions? – email me info – at –

Pup Cakes

Pup Cakes

Originally uploaded by gophotogo

You can now but gourmet cupcakes for your dog at CoCo’s Cupcake Cafe in shadyside.

Clinton on jobs Panel 2 Going Green

About 40 minutes into the event Clinton has invited 4 new panelists to the stage to talk about green jobs.

William Cagney – International Union of Operating Engineers
– working to train operating engineers on green building and energy conservation in buildings. Cagney is on Mayor Ravenstahl’s green task force.
– working to expose school students to green collarred jobs, need to keep girls interested in science beyond 4th grade

Clinton: we need to do a better job of training and retraing our work force.

Marge Kruger – administrative director of Communication Workers of America
– union represents call center workers
– PA was able to help fund worker retraining to keep jobs in PA and avoid outsourcing

Clinton: jobs that are being outsourced are service jobs, need to work to offer training and keep jobs here.

David Mallone – Gateway Financial
– education and medicine make up 40 % of jobs in western pa. There was a need for respirational therapists. Collaboration with educators to get training. Need education system to improve to support global economy. Discretionary funds are needed to respond to changing economy.

Clinton: shortage of nurses, I am endorsed by nurses. Shortage of nursing schools. Government can help states with money. Transparency is needed.

Dr. Nasser – director of center of integrated manufacturing at RIT
– success stories for western NY by investing in new tech
– sees lack of incentives and lack of initiatives

Clinton: we need more collaboration, success in being together universities and businesses

Photo: Clinton on jobs Panel 2 Going Green
Originally uploaded by gophotogo

Clinton Talks Jobs – panel 1 biotech

Hillary Clinton is in Pittsburgh today hosting a 2 hour panel discussion about 21 century jobs.
Also on the panel are Don Smith (CMU), John Manzetti (Pittsburgh life sciences greenhouse) and Christine Panviocki (VP of Human Resources at Corning).
Some of the concessyion has focused on the challenges of research and develoment. Clinton has talked about the need to expand lab space for research and development.

Photo: Clinton Talks Jobs – panel 1 biotech
Originally uploaded by gophotogo

Hillary Supporters Outside the IBEW

Hillary Clinton is speaking at the IBEW hall on the south side this morning. There are quite a few supporters of all ages standing on Hot Metal street holding signs. I will try to post some additional pictures from the event.

Photo: Hillary Supporters Outside the IBEW
Originally uploaded by gophotogo

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