There were 1,020 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, as claims remain at a high level post Tropical Storm Irene. However, new claims decreased of 230 from the week before. Last summer’s historically low claims came to an abrupt end with the storm. The numbers then dropped signifcantly in the following weeks after the storm, but in the last several weeks there has been mostly an increase in the number of new claims. Despite a recent drop in new claims, the latest numbers are nearly double the initial claims observed in July and August.Altogether 7,627 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 842 from a week ago and 2,840 fewer than a year ago. The Department also processed 1,516 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 69 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 651 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is 24 fewer than 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) Vermont’s unemployment rate fell two-tenths in October to 5.6 percent. SEE STORY HERE.
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Advertisement Sokratis Papastathopolous reveals dressing room reaction to shocking Wolves defeat Arsenal face a fight to finish in the top four following their defeat to Wolves (Getty Images)‘[Wednesday night] was a bad moment for us,’ Sokratis admitted. ‘We cannot change it now. So we look forward to the next game. All the players take responsibility. We are not stupid. We know that we didn’t play good. We have to win all the games and be there.‘Maybe a little bit [of the problem is physical and mental] but it is not time to have excuses. We have to look forward: three games more. We need to win all the games and get nine points and we’ll see if we can be in the top four. I trust 100 per cent my team and the players and I think we can do it.”‘For us we have to be in the best four teams in the Premier League and then after to win also the Europa League,” he said. “We cannot wait only for our one chance. We have two chances and we have to fight for both.‘Leicester is another difficult game and if we face [it] like this, we will lose. It’s clear. It is not the problem of the coach, the system, it is nothing. It is just us. We have to win the next [League] three games and it is finished.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Apr 2019 12:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link12Shares Sokratis admitted that Arsenal were not good enough during their defeat to Wolves on Wednesday (Getty Images)Sokratis Papastathopolous has called on his Arsenal teammates to take responsibility following back-to-back Premier League defeats and insisted they must win their remaining three games to qualify for next season’s Champions League.Arsenal’s top-four hopes have taken a hit over the past few days after they followed up a 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace at the Emirates on Sunday with a 3-1 loss to Wolves at Molineux on Wednesday.Those results mean that Arsenal are fifth in the Premier League table with three games remaining, a point behind fourth-placed Chelsea and four away from their north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in third.AdvertisementAdvertisementSokratis, who scored Arsenal’s consolation against Wolves, insisted that Arsenal must do all they can to finish in the top four and win the Europa League, while also absolving his manager Unai Emery from any criticism.
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Government That Works, The Blog, Year in Review School success cannot be boiled down to one single measure. Small steps can help Pennsylvania’s schools, students, and communities achieve every day, and make education transformative and valuable for learners of all ages. In 2015, the Department of Education moved toward restoring or expanding critical programs in our schools, to improve education for everyone in the commonwealth. Here’s a look.Watch Secretary Pedro Rivera talk about how the Department of Education improved education for students, schools, and communities in 2015.Working Toward A Historic InvestmentHard work to restore the reductions to education over the previous four years was the hallmark of Governor Wolf’s first year in office. A champion for public education, the governor has advocated for funding that would ensure the commonwealth’s schools can deliver a quality education to every Pennsylvania student regardless of zip code.Strategic investments in education, from pre-k to postsecondary, will help students graduate college and career ready, as well as return Pennsylvania to a path to long-term prosperity.Governor Wolf exercised his line item veto power to continue his fight to expand high quality early childhood education programs, deliver a record-breaking boost in K-12 education to equitably fund our schools and implement proven strategies for success, with additional funding going toward special education. Following years of tuition hikes and layoffs, the governor continues to demand the commonwealth’s state-related, state system, and community colleges be funding adequately to provide Pennsylvania students with a world class education.In his first months in office, Governor Wolf helped secure a zero percent tuition increase for more than 50,000 in-state students attending Penn State, spearheaded a push to ensure new education funding is used to support proven programs in the classroom, and ignited the state’s early childhood education providers to create capacity for almost 17,000 more of Pennsylvania’s youngest learners.Basic Education Funding FormulaIn a striking example of Schools That Teach and Government That Works, in June the bipartisan Basic Education Funding Commission unanimously approved a funding formula to drive new education dollars to Pennsylvania’s classrooms. Currently Pennsylvania is one of three states without a funding formula. When the formula is adopted, it will be among the most comprehensive and progressive in the nation.Keeping Kids HealthyThis year an expansion of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) allowed for the addition of 300 new sites for children to receive healthy summer meals. Limited access to nutritious food during the summer can impact learning all year long and make students susceptible to illness and other health issues. The SFSP can fill the gap by supplying students with nutritious meals during the summer so they return to school prepared to learn.Also, in collaboration with the state Department of Health, the Department of Education proposed changes to the state’s school immunization policy that will help students gets fully immunized sooner and keep everyone healthy in the classroom.Aiding Teacher DevelopmentJust like students, teachers keep learning too. This year, the Department of Education facilitated teacher development at the 2015 SAS Institute where more than 750 educators gathered to exchange best practices and learn innovative approaches to use in the classrooms. The Department also redesigned the SAS portal to make it more user-friendly. The portal is a public website for teachers to find sample lesson plans, curriculum, and resources to strengthen teaching and learning.Designing a Model for School TurnaroundEach of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts has unique strengths and needs, and the Department of Education aims to support them all. However, there are often opportunities to share best practices.PDE has worked closely with the School District of the City of York’s chief recovery officer, who was appointed by Governor Wolf in March, and district administrators to implement a comprehensive plan to advance student and district wellbeing. Some elements of the plan can be replicated in other districts, including emphasizing community engagement, building partnerships with local businesses, revamping programs for students, and updating academics through things like curriculum re-writes and lengthening the school day.Also, the Wolf Administration created a recovery plan for the struggling Chester Upland School District, which eliminates the district’s annual structural deficit by modifying the special education tuition rate and securing a permanent increase to the district’s basic education funding base, eliminates the district’s negative fund balance, and plans and funds capital improvements to district schools.Moving Pennsylvania Schools Forward2015 was a busy and productive year at the Department of Education. Governor Wolf and Department leaders met with thousands of educators around the state to hear their visions for education in Pennsylvania, and will use that input in the exciting and innovative projects the Department of Education undertakes in the coming year. As the Department transitions into 2016, its underlying goal remains unchanged — to support educators, students, and families and ensure Pennsylvania students have access to a quality education. By: Pedro A. Rivera, Secretary of Education BLOG: Improving Education for Students, Schools, and Communities Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf January 14, 2016
278 Lochinvar Lane The Gap Qld 4061“It is a great example of the high demand for well built homes on big blocks of land that are close to the city.”The home’s Singapore tropical design was a key drawcard, with the property centred around three pavilions that separated social and private spaces. 278 Lochinvar Lane The Gap Qld 4061The $2.775 million sale was ranked as CoreLogic’s top Queensland sale – according to data input by agents for the week ending March 5. It was one of the highest prices ever fetched in The Gap, where the median house price was $630,000. 278 Lochinvar Lane The Gap Qld 4061 278 Lochinvar Lane The Gap Qld 4061Among its features were multiple living areas, a gourmet kitchen with European appliances, a secluded master suite, 4,500 litre water tank, wine cellar, a luxurious marble bathroom, large paddock, laundry chute and a special clothes drying courtyard. 278 Lochinvar Lane The Gap Qld 4061More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoThe home at 278 Lochinvar Lane was marketed by real estate agent Simon Wheelans and Wade Ruffin of Place Paddington, who ran a 41 day campaign leading up to an auction on Saturday.Mr Wheelans said the area was seeing strong demand. 278 Lochinvar Lane The Gap Qld 4061Mr Wheelans described it as a “trophy estate” with “beautiful rammed earth walls, recycled timbers, spotted gum and top of the line finishes”. 278 Lochinvar Lane The Gap Qld 4061A DESIGNER Brisbane home that comes complete with swimming pool, tennis court and 6,419sq m of land has sold for over four times the median price in its suburb.
Margot Scheltema, chairman of the new monitoring committee for the Code, added: “Applying the code is an evolving process, and it could take a couple of years before we have a proper picture.”She said the code could be “compressed” whilst conceding that pension funds’ interpretation of its open norms could cause problems in future.Scheltema added that the new committee did not yet have a clear picture exactly how the monitoring process of more than 350 pension funds would be carried out.Separately at the congress, the Association of Internal Supervisors in the Pensions Sector (VITP) – established in 2012 – presented its new code.The VITP Supervisory Code is meant to serve as a “moral compass” for the association’s 135 members, explained Erik Klijn, a board member at VITP.He said the code’s application was not mandatory, but that VITP expected its members to apply its norms framework.Klijn described the supervisory code as a “work in progress”, which would continue to evolve as experience was gained. Dutch pension funds are in such a hurry to implement their new code of conduct they run the risk of implementing it incorrectly, Towers Watson has warned. Speaking at the Euroforum congress in Amsterdam, Paul de Koning, senior consultant for compliance and governance at Towers Watson, cited the many and often changing rules as the biggest challenge facing pension funds’ boards.“They think they can never finish the job,” he said.Introduced on 1 January, the Pension Fund Code – initiated by the Pensions Federation and the Labour Foundation (StAr) – consists of more than 80 rules.
A decision made by the Orlando, Florida Police Department appears to be a victory for privacy advocates. The city announced yesterday police have stopped using Amazon’s facial recognition program after 15 months of testing. But due to bandwidth problems the program never went live.Orlando says it will stop testing Amazon’s facial-recognition tool. The city wanted Rekognition to alert if anyone on a police watchlist passed one of their surveillance cameras, but they never made “any noticeable progress” https://t.co/SUJxJZk3W2— Drew Harwell (@drewharwell) July 18, 2019 The program was designed to find suspects by scanning public spaces with facial recognition software. The ACLU was among those who criticized the program, but Mayor Buddy Dyer says the decision not to pursue the program was based on a lack of resources. The technology is designed to automatically identify and track suspects in real-time using facial recognition algorithms.“At this time, the city was not able to dedicate the resources to the pilot to enable us to make any noticeable progress toward completing the needed configuration and testing,” Orlando’s Chief Administrative Office said in a memo to City Council, adding that the city has “no immediate plans regarding future pilots to explore this type of facial recognition technology.”The American Civil Liberties Union brought Orlando’s pilot with Amazon to light in May 2018, triggering nationwide pushback from civil rights groups concerned about privacy breaches, the technology’s potential for abuse and its tendency to misidentify dark-skinned women more frequently than white men. Plus there is still the uncertainty over whether the controversial face-scanning technology “actually works.”
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The second day of the Boxing Day Test witnessed a hilarious sledging contest between Rohit Sharma and Australia cricket skipper Tim Paine. In a conversation that was recorded by the stump microphone, Paine is trying to distract Rohit with some hilarious banter as the batsman prepares to face Nathan Lyon. Paine was trying to break Rohit’s concentration and he egged him to hit a six off Lyon. “It’s been a toss up for me between Royals and Indians, and if Rohit hits a six here, I am changing to Mumbai,” Paine was heard saying to Finch. However, before the start of day 3, Rohit admitted that he had heard the banter and he had a quick laugh with Ajinkya Rahane, who is the captain of the Rajasthan Royals side.“I heard that but when I’m batting I just focus on the job at hand. I had a chat with Ajinkya Rahane and I joked that if he (Paine) gets a hundred here, I will put in a word about him to my boss at Mumbai Indians and we’ll buy him. Looks like he’s a fan of Mumbai,” Rohit quipped. Rohit Sharma is the current captain of the Mumbai Indians side and he has led the franchise to three IPL titles in addition to a Champions League T20 title in 2013.Read More | ‘If he hits a six, I am supporting Mumbai’- Paine sledges Rohit SharmaRohit scored his 10th fifty and curbed his attacking instincts but the Mumbai batsman was troubled by a back injury and he added that the injury needed to be managed properly. “I had a chat with Virat because he’s had it before. He says it’s a recurring issue. I didn’t feel anything yesterday but I have to be really careful,” Rohit said.Read More | Watch – Kohli tries to run four, Pujara barely manages threeAustralia struggled to handle Jasprit Bumrah, who took a career-best haul of 6/33 as they were shot out for 151, giving India a massive 292-run lead. India did not enforce the follow-on and they were reduced to 54/5, with Pat Cummins taking 4/10. Rohit failed in the second innings as he edged a short ball from Josh Hazlewood to depart for 5. India ended the day with a lead of 346 runs and they would be eyeing an early declaration in order to take an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the series.
Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter “For seven years in Montreal, we were thinking about bringing our suitcases to head back to the Dominican (Republic) in August,” Guerrero said. “Here in Anaheim, you play baseball in August because you’re winning. … Winning is the key thing I remember about being here.”As for the current number 27, Trout said he came to understand the significance of sharing a number with Guerrero over time.“To wear that number, and obviously the Hall of Fame, just his career statistics, and the time he was with the Angels – it’s pretty remarkable,” Trout said. “He comes in here, and he’s just another guy. Just comes in here and talks to us, good friends with all of us.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone PreviousFormer Angel outfielder Vladimir Guerrero waves to fans during a ceremony to celebrate his recent induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, prior to Friday’s game between the Angels and the A’s at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Former Angels outfielder Vladimir Guerrero looks on during a ceremony celebrating his recent induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame prior to Friday’s game between the Angels and the A’s at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Former Angels outfielder Vladimir Guerrero prepares to throw out a ceremonial first pitch for Friday’s game after a pregame ceremony celebrating his recent induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsFormer Angels outfielder Vladimir Guerrero throws out the ceremonial first pitch as former Angels Mike Witt, left, Chuck Finley, second from left, and Garret Anderson watch during a ceremony to celebrate Guerrero’s recent induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, prior to Friday’s game between the Angels and the A’s at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Former Angels outfielder Vladimir Guerrero, right, puts a jersey on team owner Arte Moreno during a ceremony to celebrate Guerrero’s recent induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, prior to Friday’s game against the A’s at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Angels owner Arte Moreno hugs former Angels outfielder Vladimir Guerrero during a ceremony celebrating Guerrero’s recent induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame prior to Friday’s game between the Angels and A’s at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Former Angels outfielder Vladimir Guerrero looks on during a ceremony celebrating his recent induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame prior to Friday’s game between the Angels and the A’s at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Angels manager Mike Scioscia shakes hands with team owner Arte Moreno during a ceremony celebrating the recent induction of former Angels outfielder Vladimir Guerrero into the Baseball Hall of Fame prior to Friday’s game between the Angels and A’s at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Former Angel outfielder Vladimir Guerrero waves to fans during a ceremony to celebrate his recent induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, prior to Friday’s game between the Angels and the A’s at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Former Angels outfielder Vladimir Guerrero looks on during a ceremony celebrating his recent induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame prior to Friday’s game between the Angels and the A’s at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 8Former Angels outfielder Vladimir Guerrero looks on during a ceremony celebrating his recent induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame prior to Friday’s game between the Angels and the A’s at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ExpandANAHEIM — The equipment manager in each team’s home clubhouse is traditionally charged with assigning jersey numbers. Since 2009, the Angels’ equipment manager has been a man named Keith Tarter.When Tarter handed Mike Trout a number 27 jersey on the day of his major league debut – July 8, 2011 – Trout decided to quietly accept his fate.“When you get called up to the big leagues, you don’t really want to ask the clubbie the first day to get a different number if you want a different number,” Trout said. “He just gave me 27.”So it was on Friday that Vladimir Guerrero found himself answering a question about whether or not his uniform number – also 27 – would be retired by the Angels now that he’s in the Baseball Hall of Fame. “We’ve got to wait and see,” Guerrero said through an interpreter, “but the guy in it right now does a very good job with number 27.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.The Angels feted Guerrero, 43, in a pregame ceremony for the second straight summer on Friday. In 2017, he became the 16th inductee into the Angels’ team Hall of Fame. Guerrero was voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in January and was formally inducted less than two weeks ago along with Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Jack Morris, Jim Thome and Alan Trammell.“To come back now as a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, I’m very happy to be able to share that with the fans,” Guerrero said.Related Articles Of the 323 enshrinees in Cooperstown, 11 were Angels once. Guerrero is the first to don the team’s cap on his plaque. The 2004 American League MVP played six seasons in Anaheim (2004-09), batting .319 with 173 home runs and 616 RBIs in 846 games.Guerrero debuted in 1996 with the Montreal Expos and did not leave until signing with the Angels in January 2004. He played two more seasons after leaving Anaheim, one with the Rangers and another with the Orioles, and finished with 449 career home runs. 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“Now I look at it differently,” Crawford said. “I look at it like, I take pride in it. I take pride on if I’m in the wrong spot. I take pride in if I make a defensive mistake, because I care. I want to be a better all-around player and I want to help this team.“And I think I can help it more than just scoring.”Rivers apparently had a lot to do with this metamorphosis of sorts.“Doc and his system; he helped me look at basketball differently,” Crawford said.Crawford, 34, is in his 15th season, third with the Clippers. A 3-point-basket-making fool, he is No. 10 all-time with 1,739 and figures to climb at least two more rungs on that ladder this season. He has a career scoring average of 15.6 and averaged 16.5 points and 18.6, respectively, his first two seasons with the Clippers; he’s averaging 16.7 this season. Indeed, the man can score. Some of the long-distance shots are crazy deep. He makes them when he’s off-balance, or when a defender is in his face. Now, he’s trying to be that lock-down defender even though most foes can’t lock him down. His teammates see it, and appreciate it.“I think just the pride that he takes in his defense,” point guard Chris Paul said, when asked what he has noticed in Crawford’s play in that regard. “Jamal’s been in this league a long time and everybody knows how he scores the ball and he’s unguardable.“And I think he’s just made a concerted effort to just defend, and it’s huge for our team.”Paul is a terrific defensive player, so that means a lot coming from him. Post DeAndre Jordan – a sensational defender – also gives Crawford rave reviews.“Yeah, Jamal can just outscore anybody, so nobody can outscore Jamal Crawford; nobody,” Jordan said. “But he’s definitely taken pride a lot the last two years that we’ve played together on giving a conscious effort of being in the right spot, wanting to guard a guy, not wanting as much help, not relying on as much help as he did before.“You can see it in practice and in games, that he really is focused on defense and getting a stop, so it’s good.”Rivers believes Crawford has turned a corner in his defensive play. But like most coaches with their players, he wants to get as much out of Crawford as he can, so he’s not going to label him a splendid defender just yet.“Yeah, I think his team defense has been great,” Rivers said. “You have to remind him some about the individual defense, but I think he absolutely knows it. He wants to do it, he wants to do it right. That’s all you can ask. … He’s been good.”That will be music to Crawford’s ears. “Just being a winning player, you want to do everything,” Crawford said. “You don’t want to be labeled as just something. I mean, I’m always going to be a scorer because that’s who I am. But if I can be solid or pretty good on defense, that’s good.”It would be easy, maybe even understandable, for Crawford to rest on his laurels. But that’s not him.“I don’t want to be an age number, where people say, ‘You’re a certain age, you can’t improve,’ “ he said. “I want to keep getting better until I’m no longer in the NBA.”Nothing wrong with a little progressive thinking.CRAWFORD FILEHeight: 6-foot-5Postion: Small forward/sixth-manAge: 34Born: Seattle, Wash.Scoring average in 2014-15: 16.73-pointers: 1,739, No. 10 all-time PLAYA VISTA — Jamal Crawford stood inside the Los Angeles Clippers’ practice facility wearing a smile, like he usually does. The smile stayed even when asked what his approach to defense had been before Doc Rivers arrived for the 2013-14 season to coach the Clippers.“Offense was my defense,” said Crawford, a career-long scoring machine who can knock down a fall-away 3-pointer while being fouled and convert it into a four-point play with the best. “I figured I was one of the best offensive players and I could outscore the guy I’m guarding.“That, honestly, was my mentality.”Not anymore. Crawford, a two-time Sixth Man of the Year award winner – he won it in 2009-10 and 2013-14 – has a new attitude about defense that began in ‘13-’14. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error