April 15, 2021

Weekly unemployment claims increase by 162

first_imgFor the week of October 9, 2010, there were 840 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance, an increase of 162 from the week before. Altogether 7,460 new and continuing claims were filed, an increase of 198 from a week ago and 1,872 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 2,841 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 240 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 1,493 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is a decrease of 17 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)last_img read more

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US Gives Panama Personal Protective Equipment for Doctors in Public Hospitals

first_imgBy U.S. Embassy in Panama August 04, 2020 The U.S. government delivered personal protective equipment (PPE) to Panamanian Vice Minister of Health Ivette Berrio, on July 24. The equipment, valued at $90,000, will go to the medical personnel at the San Miguel Arcángel Hospital in Panama City, as well as health dependencies in Chiriquí and Colón.Ryan Rowlands, acting chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Panama, delivered the donation at the Panamanian Ministry of Health in response to the urgent need to protect COVID-19 frontline health care personnel.The hospital’s director, Dr. Rafael de Gracia, expressed his gratitude for the donation. When he received the equipment, the hospital’s supplies had run out, and they could not assist patients. Thanks to the donation, they were able to continue their work.Since the beginning of the pandemic, the United States has provided Panama with more than $1.3 million in assistance, including collaboration to improve the health system’s response capabilities; medical supplies; and cleaning and protective equipment for health, security, and judicial personnel, and for communities in different parts of the country. U.S. Southern Command has provided more than $160,000 of this aid, destined mainly for protective equipment for health workers in different provinces.“This difficult moment has further strengthened the bonds of friendship between Panama and the United States. We have supported Panama since the COVID-19 outbreak began, with more than $1 million in assistance and supplies, and we will continue to do so to help them protect the Panamanian population and restore the economy,” Rowlands said.The donation included 35,000 masks, 6,000 medical scrubs, more than 125,000 surgical caps, and more than 175,000 gloves.last_img read more

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Astorino, Teachout Slam Absent Cuomo in Debate

first_imgTeachout, who faces Cuomo in the Democratic primary on Sept. 9, discussed her vision of New York as a leader in renewable energy infrastructure and as a high-tech center. She discussed the need to raise in the minimum wage and declared her unwavering opposition to fracking. Astorino and Teachout are polar opposites when it comes to most issues, specifically minimum wage and fracking. Astornio said a substantial increase of the minimum wage in upstate counties still reeling from the economic downturn would hurt businesses; Teachout advocated for $15 per hour minimum wage. “We need to ban fracking,” Teachout repeated several times. Astorino said he supports “natural gas exploration” in the state to boost job growth. Fracking consists of injecting a corrosive cocktail of chemicals, water and sand into the ground in order to release natural gas from shale rock buried hundreds of feet below the surface. Astorino believes fracking can be safe, and if done properly, it would not negatively effect the environment. Teachout, who recently visited a fracking site in Pennsylvania, vehemently disagreed, saying the technique would pollute the ground water. “I agree with the National Academy of Sciences on this,” Astorino said. “I agree with President Obama on this. Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), said there is not one documented case of water being corrupted by this. Sens. [Chuck] Schumer and [Kirsten] Gillbrand agree. “Thirty-one states are doing this very safely,” he continued. “I’m not going to say, ‘Oh yeah, come on in. Do whatever you want and then leave.’ Let’s protect the water supplies around the Catskills and New York City’s drinking water. I have no problem [with that]—let’s set up a buffer zone around the Finger Lakes.” The scandal involving the Moreland Commission was a hot topic, with both candidates agreeing that disbanding the commission in charge of investigating corruption in Albany when its members started coming too close to Cuomo’s campaign contributors was self-serving at best, corrupt itself at worst.Astorino repeatedly accused Cuomo of overseeing the “highest tax state in America,” and he proposed tax cuts. Teachout gave examples of the state’s crumbling infrastructure despite all of the tax dollars collected, as well as a lack of social services, and poor performing schools. “You can feel that we have a tax-giveaway governor here,” she said.Both Astorino and Teachout voiced their opposition to the state’s education reform aligned with the federal Common Core Learning Standards. Astorino focused on his time spent at the kitchen table with his young children; Teachout spoke of her work in the classroom. Both believe that investment in public education is key.Although they had fundamental disagreements that fell along traditional party lines, Astorino and Teachout were united in their singular belief that Andrew Cuomo has to leave the Governor’s Office. But they couldn’t see eye to eye on who should replace him. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Governor hopefuls Zephyr Teachout, a Democrat, and Rob Astorino, a Republican, took to the airwaves on the Brian Lehrer Show Thursday on WNYC for their first head-to-head debate, two days after the incumbent, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, infamously declared that debates can be a “disservice to democracy,” and essentially refused to give his Democratic primary opponent, Teachout, an opportunity to challenge him in public. So, they went ahead without Cuomo, attacking him from the left and the right, repeatedly railing against him for his allegedly failed policies and, in the case of Teachout, questioning his Democratic Party principles. Even moderator Brian Lehrer took a not-so-veiled jab at the absent governor after introducing Teachout, a Fordham Law professor, and Astornio, the two-term Westchester County Executive. “My job as host is to make sure that important issues get discussed this election season, so if the governor is lying low and refusing to debate in order to minimize public discussion as a political strategy, and if having Teachout and Astorino in a room together creates a little buzz around public discussion, I’m all for it,” he said. Astorino pulled no punches in his assessment of Cuomo, saying, “This governor has done nothing to turn the state around. In fact, on a good day, he’s just managing the decline. Overall, though, he’s accelerating our demise.”The Republican gubernatorial candidate laid out his vision of New York as a lower taxed, less regulated business climate, which uses hydrofracking as a means to create jobs and boost the economy.Teachout, a self-described “F.D.R. Democrat,” came out swinging, vehemently disagreeing with Astorino’s Republican views and likening him to Cuomo.“You said that Andrew Cuomo wasn’t here but in the last answer I felt like Andrew Cuomo was here,” she exclaimed. “This is an area where Andrew Cuomo’s vision of New York is very similar to Rob Astorino’s. It’s a real traditional, conservative, trickle-down Reagan approach to economic development.”Still, the debate was rather cordial, as the two candidates saved their salvos for Cuomo. last_img read more

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Defining your company’s mission, vision, and values

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Building and leading a team that perfectly exemplifies your financial institution’s mission, vision, and values starts with defining your mission, vision, and values. These components are critical for any business endeavor, as they will come to define its ultimate purpose, drive business goals, and create room for your corporate culture to develop and evolve. Getting these down on paper will help your leadership to recruit and hire the right people, secure lasting customer relationships, navigate through hard times, and build a solid foundation of values and principles that can help guide your institution’s future, no matter what comes.Clearly define your vision and mission statementOrganizations with effective teams can build a solid foundation for success with a well-defined mission statement and a clear vision for the future. Leadership is responsible for implementing and ensuring employee buy-in to the fundamental principles, goals, and values that are laid out in the mission statement. Employees who become attached to the vision and believe they are making a difference are more likely to remain loyal and committed to your financial institution.It’s important to note that over time, your institution will change and evolve. You may experience dramatic growth or reduction in the number of workers you employ, go through a merger or acquisition, have a product line that becomes stale or obsolete, or change how you operate for regulatory reasons. No one can tell the future with 100% accuracy, but as the saying goes, “change is the only constant.”last_img read more

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£175m Morley retail buyout

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Units snapped up by local retiree downsizers in Sinnamon Park

first_imgRosemount Retirement Community has launched to market with 50 per cent of apartments and the four penthouses already sold.THE penthouses have been snapped up and more than 50 per cent of stage one has sold, at Wesley Mission Queensland’s newest over 65s development. Rosemount Retirement Community will be built over two stages, with stage one — the seven Storey 70 apartment Madden due for completion in early 2019, and the four storey 65 apartment Tynan set to follow.A village green will separate the two buildings, with residents also enjoying resort style amenities such as an outdoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, cafe, library, lounge area and cinema.Wesley Mission Queensland Retirement Living sales and marketing manager Jenny Horne said local downsizers were the main buyers getting in early.“The majority of buyers are downsizing from their family homes,” Ms Horne said. “They are locals not wanting to leave the area but wanting a lifestyle where they don’t have big yards and swimming pools to look after or big houses to clean, but still want the lifestyle and facilities with reasonably large apartments.”The one, two and three-bedroom apartments have secure undercover car parking, lift access, 24hr emergency call system, ample storage, reverse cycle air conditioning and most have a study area.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoCity glimpses from the top floor apartments at Rosemount Retirement Community in Sinnamon Park.Ms Horne said one of the biggest benefits to moving into a retirement community was being part of a friendly environment.“You often find that people live in a suburb for 40 or 50 years, their kids grow up in that area and they know all of their neighbours, but then gradually the neighbours start moving away until one day they find they’re left in a community not knowing anyone around them,” she said.“Moving into a retirement community you get to make lots of new friends and you’re living in a community of like-minded and like-aged people.”Ms Horne said it was better to move into a retirement community when you were still young enough to get the most enjoyment out of the facilities.The Rosemount community will be co-located with Wesley Mission Queensland’s Sinnamon Village residential aged care communities and wellness centre, giving residents the ability to age in place.“This is great for couples,” Ms Horne said, “as one might need to move to residential aged care before the other one and they conveniently living within walking distance and can visit their partner everyday if they like.”Apartment prices start at $385,500, with construction expected to kick off in September.last_img read more

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Ince off to Rams

first_img The 23-year-old has made just nine appearances for the Tigers, scoring once, and spent a brief loan spell with the Rams’ bitter rivals Nottingham Forest earlier this season. Derby head coach Steve McClaren told dcfc.co.uk: “Tom Ince is an exciting talent and we’re pleased that he will be spending the rest of the season with us. Press Association “We’ve obviously found ourselves a bit short out wide lately with Jordon Ibe returning to Liverpool and Johnny Russell picking up a hamstring injury, so to bring someone of Tom’s calibre in is a real coup for us.” Ince made his name at Blackpool, scoring 31 goals in 86 games and landing the Football League’s Young Player of the Year award in 2013. center_img Derby have signed winger Tom Ince on loan from Hull for the rest of the season.last_img read more

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Tomkins has shoulder surgery

first_imgJames Tomkins has undergone surgery on his dislocated shoulder, although West Ham hope the defender will be back before the end of the season. There is also positive news in regards to goalkeeper Adrian, who played the full 90 minutes against Arsenal despite dislocating his finger before the match. “Although Adrian dislocated his finger in the warm-up ahead of the Arsenal game at the weekend, he had it put back in and taped up by physiotherapist Dominic Rogan before the game,” Vandenbroucke told the club’s official website, www.whufc.com, “Adrian played through the pain, which is not to be underestimated, and he too will be available to face Sunderland. “Adrian avoided a fracture and ligament damage, so he has been receiving treatment by wearing a brace during the night this week to ensure his finger remains pointing in the right direction! “He was held out of one training session as a precaution but he will be ready to play on Saturday.” Stijn Vandenbroucke, West Ham’s head of medical and sports science, suggests the New Zealand defender is again unlikely to be available when Sunderland visit this weekend, while also confirming Tomkins and young defender Doneil Henry have gone under the knife “Unfortunately, we have had two setbacks in the defence,” he said. “James Tomkins underwent successful surgery on his dislocated shoulder on Wednesday and will now commence his rehabilitation, with a view to him returning to fitness before the end of the season. “Doneil Henry injured his hamstring during his loan spell with Blackburn Rovers and, after consulting with a specialist, he will have an operation at the end of the week. “Winston Reid is recovering and rehabbing well from the hamstring injury he suffered against Chelsea on 4 March. He is working hard on his fitness and is getting closer to a return.” The trio form part of an injury list which still includes forwards Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia. Carroll’s rehabilitation is going well, says Vandenbroucke, and the England forward “no longer needs crutches to walk and now only has a brace on the knee”. Valencia is on schedule to return after the international break after cutting his toe on a broken mug, while fellow forward Carlton Cole is back in contention after recovering from the hamstring injury sustained at Tottenham last month. The 25-year-old, who recently signed a new, long-term contract with the Hammers, sustained the injury during a training session last week. Tomkins’ presence was certainly missed in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Arsenal, where midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate had to play at the heart of defence with Winston Reid also absent. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Will regret when I watch a video of my dismissal: Navdeep Saini

first_imgAuckland: Navdeep Saini and Ravindra Jadeja’s 76-run stand for the eighth wicket took India tantalizingly close to an unlikely win. Saini was the aggressor in the partnership, scoring 45 off 49 balls and seemed to be turning the tables in India’s favor after they were 153/7 at one point chasing 275 at Eden Park in Auckland.However, he ended up losing his wicket while going for a big shot to debutant and man of the match Kyle Jamieson on 45. “I will regret it when I go back and see the video,” said Saini at the post-match press conference. “If I hadn’t got out, maybe the result could have been different. I will regret that I took it so close and maybe could have gotten closer.”We felt the wicket was flat and if we could stay till the end, the match could go close. So we were trying to contribute as much as possible and take the match to the end. Jadeja had told me that if you get a boundary ball hit it. Otherwise, take singles or doubles, try to keep patience and we can take the game to the end.” IANSAlso Read: East Bengal lose to Aizawl at Kalyani Municipality StadiumAlso Watch: Kokrajhar District BJP workers carried out cleanliness drivelast_img read more

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Dortmund Hit with Injury Woes ahead of Monaco Clash

first_imgThe Dortmund boss has a mounting injury list and is rushing to get the likes of Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa, winger Andre Schuerrle, midfielder Julian Weigl and defender Lukasz Piszczek fit.The quartet all sat out Dortmund’s 4-1 thumping at Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday.“There will be players coming back, we don’t know in what condition they will be in, but we need them with strength, form and energy,” added Tuchel.At least chief playmaker Marco Reus returned to training on Sunday after a month sidelined by a hamstring injury and could be an option.Even an appearance off the bench would boost the hosts’ chances in what is likely to be a high-tempo clash between two teams who like to attack.Monaco fully deserve their last-eight berth having seen off Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City with a stunning 3-1 second-leg win at home to progress on away goals after losing 5-3 in England.The French league leaders — who score on average nearly three goals a game in Ligue 1 — have problems of their own with right-back Djibril Sidibe set to miss out after being hospitalised with an appendicitis over the weekend.Highly rated defensive midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is suspended, meaning Joao Moutinho should start in central midfield.Despite their injury woes Dortmund are confident of beating Monaco over two legs to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in four years, when they lost the 2013 final to Bayern Munich in London.Dortmund have lost just one of their last 12 home games in Europe and Signal Iduna Park will be rocking.“We’re in the quarter-finals but we know we’re facing a very difficult opponent,” said Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer.“Even if we beat Monaco we still can’t speak about winning the Champions League because there will be other strong teams still in the competition.”Dortmund top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has hit seven Champions League goals this season in a haul of 32 in all competitions, will be looking to remind Monaco what they missed out on.The French side allowed the Gabon striker to slip through their grasp during a loan spell in 2010/11.Monaco are enjoying a stellar season and their free-flowing attack has so far netted more than 130 goals in all competitions.The only blip was their 4-1 mauling by Paris Saint-Germain in the French League Cup final at the start of April.Monaco squeezed past Angers on Saturday with a 1-0 win as Radamel Falcao scored his 25th goal of the season.He is set to partner rising star Kylian Mbappe, 18, up front.Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim is concerned about the short turnaround in a busy — and pivotal — month for his exciting, young side.CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Q’FINALS TUESDAY 8.45pmJuventus v BarcelonaDortmund v MonacoWEDNESDAYBayern v R’MadridAtletico v LeicesterShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram CHAMPIONS LEAGUEBorussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has serious personnel problems to resolve as they prepare to host free-scoring Monaco in today’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg. The other game of the night is between Juventus and Barcelona.“It’s complicated. There are a lot of things we have to deal with,” said Tuchel ahead of the clash at Dortmund’s imposing Signal Iduna Park.last_img read more

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