UNEMPLOYMENT EDGES UP SLIGHTLY TO 4.8% IN JULY, VERMONT’S ANNUAL JOB SLIPS DOWN 0.1%.Montpelier (August 15, 2008)– The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2008 was 4.8 percent, up one-tenth of a point from the revised June rate of 4.7% and up one point from a year ago.”National economic conditions continue to make job growth a challenge in the short-term,” said Patricia Moulton Powden, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor. “This is showing up in our own labor market as a slight increase in unemployment coupled with a small decline in job growth.”Vermont’s observed seasonally adjusted monthly changes in employment, unemployment and unemployment rate are not statistically different from June values. For comparison purposes, the US seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 5.7 percent, up two-tenths of a point from June 2008. Unemployment rates for Vermont’s 17 labor market areas ranged from 2.9 percent in Hartford to 6.0 percent in Newport. Local labor market area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. For comparison, the unadjusted unemployment rate for Vermont was 4.5 percent, down two-tenths of a point from June 2008 and up eight-tenths of a point from a year ago.Jobs Data (Vermont’s job count estimates are produced from a statewide survey of business establishments conducted under the Current Employment Survey (CES) – a cooperative effort with the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.)Seasonally adjusted job levels fell by 1,200 or -0.4% over June, and by -700 or -0.2% over the year. Much of the decline came as a result of a larger than expected fall in Local Government jobs – mostly education, (-600 or -2.0% over the month) and Construction jobs, (-400 or -2.8% over the month). However, sixteen out of the twenty-three seasonally adjusted series we measure showed declines or no growth in jobs. An important exception was Private Educational Services which grew by 700 jobs or 5.5% over the month.Before seasonal adjustment, Total Non-Farm jobs fell seasonally by -8,650 jobs or -2.8% from June to July – again driven by Local Government Education which shed 9,600 jobs for the summer. More importantly, annual unadjusted job growth was down -300 jobs or -0.1%. Seasonal job gains were seen in Construction (+150 / 0.8%), but the segment remains in decline showing a 650 job annual loss or -3.5%. Similarly, Retail Trade jobs grew by 100 in July, but still fell short of last year by 250 jobs or -0.6%. Leisure and Hospitality sector grew by 1,400 jobs or 4.2% in July, leaving the sector unchanged over the year.-30-
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The first snow flakes of the season are forecast to start falling on Long Island early Friday morning, but little-to-no accumulation is expected since the white stuff will be mixed with rain.There is a 90-percent chance that precipitation after midnight will change to rain and wet snow from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, with a chance that more snow flakes will fall between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are forecast to hit a low of 36 degrees overnight. It may make for a messy Friday morning rush hour commute.“Snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible,” meteorologists from the agency’s Upton office predicted.The storm is riding up the East Coast while a massive arctic air mass from the north blasts most of the nation with temperatures about 10-degrees below normal for this time of year. The heaviest snowfall amounts are expected around the Great Lakes, in New England and Canada.The winter solstice may not be until next month, but it is not uncommon for the first snow to fall on LI in November. The first flakes fell on LI during a Halloween nor’easter three years ago.Forecasters have given a 33-percent chance of LI experiencing more snow and slightly above-average temps in the coming winter season. The Farmer’s Almanac also predicted above-average snowfall this winter. But, neither source predicted exactly how much more snowfall is expected.Once this storm passes, temps are forecast to reach a high of 46 Friday with a wind chill between 30 and 40. The skies will clear up come nightfall, leading into a sunny Saturday and cloudy Sunday with temps remaining in the low 40s.There’s currently a 50-percent chance that rain will start off the week Monday, when temps may dip down as low as the high 30s during the day.
“At first, one female police officer mentioned the harassment to her fellow female officers. It turned out that she was not the only victim. Two other female officers were harassed in 2017 and 2020,” Ibrahim said.Read also: Mataram University lecturer suspended over report of alleged sexual harassmentThe three women then reported the case to their superior, who opened an investigation against AM. During a preliminary investigation in which the three women and six witnesses were questioned, Selayar Islands Police chief Sr. Comr. Temmangnganro Machmud decided to remove AM from his post.Ibrahim said Temmangnganro initially tried to mediate the case, but after the three victims insisted on taking the case to court, the South Sulawesi Police agreed to begin the legal process. The South Sulawesi Police’s criminal investigation unit handled the case while the internal affairs division handled the alleged ethical violations. The investigation was still ongoing, Ibrahim said.“The perpetrator claimed that he was only joking, but for the victims what he did was harassment,” he added.The three women have continued their duties at the Selayar Islands Police while getting assistance for trauma healing.Besides the sexual harassment case, the Selayar Police had also named AM a suspect in an illegal logging case. (aly) The South Sulawesi Police have carried out their legal proceedings against the head of the Selayar Islands Police’s criminal investigation unit for allegedly harassing three female police officers who are his subordinates.“The harassment was not physical but verbal through improper words. It offended the dignity and honor of the victims and, therefore, the perpetrator must undergo the legal and ethical process,” South Sulawesi Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Ibrahim Tompo told The Jakarta Post on Saturday.The case came to light after three female police officers reported the officer, identified only as First Insp. AM, 47, for sexual harassment in July. Topics :
The home at 16 Marlin Court, Palm Beach.“They are from the Coast but we had at least four buyers on the day who were from interstate.”Property records show the solid brick and tile house was owned by the same family for 24 years.Mr Broomhall said the house was a deceased estate so it was an emotional sale for the Sydney-based relatives.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHowever, he said they were pleased with the result.He said the property’s position on the canal and proximity to the beach and Tallebudgera Creek was ultimately what attracted prospective buyers, including developers and investors.“The location is perhaps one of the best in Palm Beach,” Mr Broomhall said.“It’s close to schools, close to cafes and close to restaurants.”He said it also had a “fantastic community vibe” with friendly neighbours, which made it an ideal location for families.Homes in a highly sought-after location were the ones Mr Broomhall believed would hold their value most when the market started to slow. The house at 16 Marlin Court, Palm Beach (brown roof, centre) sold for just over $1 million.HOUSE hunters keen to snap up a piece of beachside real estate descended on a Palm Beach home in droves when it went to auction at the weekend.It was the location of the three-bedroom house on Marlin Court that was particularly appealing to bidders, and they proved they were willing to pay a premium price for it.It sold under the hammer for just over $1 million.Ray White Palm Beach sales agent Anthony Broomhall, who marketed the property with Matt Arnold, said it attracted a lot of interest in the lead up to auction on Saturday.He said there were about 50 spectators who attended to watch the bidding unfold among 10 registered bidders.“It sold to a family who are going to make it their home,” Mr Broomhall said.“I think eventually they’ll renovate. Inside the home, which overlooks the water.He said the Palm Beach market had started to flatten but reiterated it wasn’t all bad news.“Good properties in great locations are always going to have interested buyers,” Mr Broomhall said.“Even if the market has dropped a bit, that (Marlin Court) property and that location is always going to hold its value.”He said there were a number of factors that were affecting the market, including the banking royal commission, stricter lending criteria and the declining Sydney market.“Whether you like to admit it or not, it affects the rest of the country,” Mr Broomhall said.
ILOILO – “Statistics is important inour everyday lives as well as in government planning, in policy-making.” She urged decision-makers andpolicymakers to analyze data. She said they have started to usetablets or computers in their data collection processes. This year’s celebration theme is “DataInnovation: The Key to a Better Nation.” “Data is very crucial. Before we plan,we must have the correct information. This is important in coming up withbetter plans,” stressed Bacal yesterday. The 30th NSM celebration starts with amotorcade along the major thoroughfares of Iloilo City, to be followed by theopening of an exhibit at SM City Iloilo. She lamented that “the general publicdo not really appreciate statistics so we have to be very innovative,especially in the use of information technology.”/PN Apart from poster-making contest andboard games, other activities lined up for the celebration are regionalstatistical quiz, knowledge analysis contest, data board contest andinformation dissemination, among others. “We need to validate information tomake informed decisions,” she said. NEDA Region 6 Director Ro-Ann Bacal “Once we collect, we have to processthat faster so that NEDA Region 6 can use the data we produce,” said Alviar. For her part, Marlene Alviar, officer-in-chargeof the PSA in Western Visayas, said there is a need to be innovative in termsof gathering data because of the growing demand for information. Bacal said the theme is meant torecognize “things that are happening in this world in terms of technology andinnovation and how this can help us in our data generation and data analysis.” This National Economic and DevelopmentAuthority (NEDA) Region 6 director Ro-Ann Bacal stressed as her office and thePhilippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Western Visayas prepare to kick offthe 30th National Statistics Month (NSM) observance today.
United, down to ninth, are now 12 points behind table-toppers Arsenal with both teams having played 14 league fixtures. When asked about that gap, Moyes said: “We have got a long way to go. “We will need to play some great football and win an awful lot of games in the run-in if we going to be in there and around it come the end of the season.” Then asked if he thought his team was capable of doing that, he said: “Yeah – I’ve got nothing to suggest anything else.” In his 11 years as Everton manager prior to his defection to United over the summer, Moyes had never overseen a win at Old Trafford. And after witnessing his successor Roberto Martinez pull off the feat, with the Toffees sealing their first away victory over the Red Devils since 1992 courtesy of full-back Bryan Oviedo’s 85th-minute strike, Moyes said: “I’m disappointed to lose but that is the way the game goes sometimes. “The game was tight. We missed some opportunities to score and Everton took it when they got their opportunity.” Asked if the loss hurt him more than usual as it was to Everton, he added: “It doesn’t hurt any more. “I know they are a very good team, Everton, with very good players. “You would imagine it is a sore one when it is your old team. That is the way it is.” Press Association Manchester United boss David Moyes stressed his belief his side can still be contenders for this season’s Barclays Premier League title after they were beaten 1-0 at home by his former club Everton. Despite his years of service to Everton, the club’s fans gave Moyes – who made a joint bid that was deemed derisory by the Toffees for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines over the summer, and eventually secured the former United midfielder – a hostile reception during the match. And asked about that, the Scot said: “It is not important. “Everton supporters supported their team well tonight. “They had to come here and make sure they got right behind their team and they did that.” In contrast to the testing time Moyes – whose team have now suffered four top-flight defeats in 2013-14 – is enduring, it seems things could hardly be going better for Martinez in his new job. Everton have been beaten only once in the league this season and currently lie fifth in the table, three points off second place. And on the Toffees ending their Old Trafford hoodoo, Martinez said: “Today was more than a football game for us – it was about trying to get over the mental block that we have had for many, many years. “Someone told me was 20-odd years since we won at Old Trafford. “It was about being ourselves throughout the game. I couldn’t be prouder. “The performance is not by any means our best of the season, but we had a real mentality in the first half when we had to dig in, when Manchester United created a few chances as you would expect. “We never felt inferior. “I have always felt this squad is capable of going anywhere in this league and playing teams eye-to-eye. “In the first half we did certain good things. The second-half performance was a lot better and when we had to defend, we did, when we had to keep the ball, we did, and when we went into the final third we had real composure and looked a real threat. “I told the boys afterwards that this gives a real indication of what can be achieved. “But we have done nothing – we need to carry on improving, carry on getting better.”
Rickie Lambert admits he faces a four-game face-off with West Ham’s Andy Carroll to secure a place in England’s World Cup squad. Lambert knows he must impress in Southampton’s final four Barclays Premier League games of the campaign to stand any chance of edging West Ham rival Carroll out of the England squad. “It’s four games to try and impress; it’s four games to try and score goals,” said Lambert, admitting Carroll is “probably” his direct rival for World Cup selection. “I think I was vying for the central position, I think Jay might have been vying for one of the wide ones. If you’re asking for my opinion, that’s what I think was happening. “Jay’s definitely not forgotten by the Southampton lads. We see him every day, it’s obviously a hard thing to accept mentally what happened, it’s going to be hard, but he will be back, he’ll be back next season and he’ll be back stronger mentally. “He’ll be back scoring goals not too long away, so that’s all he’s focused on, and we don’t treat him any differently. “The timing of it is the cruel thing, but you’ve just got to get on with it, but, like I said, he’ll be back next year stronger.” Southampton take on Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday aiming to hit back to winning form after last weekend’s frustrating 1-0 home loss to Cardiff. Well aware of the watchful gaze of England coaches Hodgson and Ray Lewington, Lambert said he must set all World Cup thoughts aside in favour of fighting for form and goals with Saints. Press Association Southampton striker Lambert does not believe team-mate Jay Rodriguez’s season-ending knee injury clears his way for selection to Roy Hodgson’s squad for the summer tournament in Brazil. Rodriguez damaged knee ligaments in Southampton’s 4-1 league defeat at Manchester City on April 5 and will not be fit until next season. “Most importantly, we’ve got four games to try and get more points for Southampton and try and push us up further in the league,” said the 32-year-old target man. “We got asked the same question a few games ago – ‘we’ve got nothing to play for’ – but then we won three out of four games, so the lads are still very hungry and very determined to do well and that’s what we’ll be trying to do in the remaining four games. “I think we’ve had either Ray or Roy watching our games for the last ten games I think, so we know we are getting watched and that’s brilliant for them to be watching Southampton. “I try not to focus on it, if I’m being honest. I try to play my own game, I think that’s the best way to go about it. “I think you can’t think too much about it, because I think it might affect your game. “You’ve just got to get on with it, try and do well for Southampton and hopefully Roy or Ray are impressed, that’s it really.”
Those missing the big screen will be happy to hear that movie theaters will also be allowed to open their doors at this stage, albeit at 33 percent of their maximum capacity.For the third and final portion of phase 2, businesses included up to that point will be allowed to increase their occupancy to 75 percent.However, it is important to note that not all entertainment venues will be allowed to reopen in the governor’s second phase.The following types of businesses would have to wait a while longer: arcades, auditoriums, bars, bingo parlors, casinos, concert houses, hookah and cigar bars, sports lounges, nightclubs and adult entertainment venues.County officials hope to discuss their plan at the Sept. 1 board meeting. Palm Beach County officials are gearing up to head into phase 2 of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reopening open, and it will apparently be a more staggered approach than originally thought.Last week, West Palm Beach television station WPEC obtained a draft plan through a public records request and a county email from Director of Emergency Management Bill Johnson.The plan, which county officials could send to DeSantis in the coming days, reveals a gradual reopening, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. To that end, the first part of phase 2 could potentially include allowing venues for services such as acupuncture, body piercing, massage therapy, and tanning salons and tattoo parlors to begin operating first. Escape rooms would also be under that first part.The second part would see the reopening of pool halls, bowling alleys, skating centers, trampoline centers, and other entertainment venues at 25 percent capacity.I will be holding a press conference at 5:00 PM to announce my SAFE. SMART. STEP-BY-STEP. Plan to Re-Open Florida. Watch live on https://t.co/FBjm0K60MW. pic.twitter.com/NkXDiCkiiF— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 29, 2020
ELLSWORTH — Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell will be coming to Husson University in Bangor on Jan. 18 for an event hosted by Varney Buick GMC, Sports Radio 92.9 “The Ticket” and Townsquare Media Bangor.The event will include a VIP meet-and-greet and a night of baseball talk that will include a Q-and-A session. There will also be a hot stove session that will “give fans a look at the Red Sox organization from a manager’s perspective,” Townsquare Media’s Kathleen Hardy said in a statement released Wednesday.Tickets to the event, which will be held at Husson’s Gracie Theatre, are $30 for general admission and $100 for VIP admission. Those interested can purchase them at www.929TheTicket.com.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text
FORMER Olympic and world 100m champion Justin Gatlin says he can win gold at the Tokyo Olympics despite him likely being 39 when the postponed Games take place.The Olympics, due to begin in July, were postponed this week because of the coronavirus pandemic.American Gatlin, 38, won gold at Athens 2004 and the world title in London in 2017 after a second doping ban.Asked if he could win in Tokyo, he told TMZ Sports: “My educated guess is yes.”The Games will be staged “no later than summer 2021”, according to the International Olympic Committee.Gatlin, who turns 39 in February, said: “A lot of people think that time is against me, but that is far from the truth.“Resting your body, refocusing yourself and staying hungry, we will come back re-energised for 2021.“My body has not been worn down by running a lot of races in 2020. It won’t be that big of a difference being 38 to being 39.”Gatlin served a four-year ban between 2006 and 2010 after testing positive for testosterone, his second doping offence after a year’s suspension for using a banned amphetamine in 2001.His victory at London 2017, when he shocked a retiring Usain Bolt and fellow American Christian Coleman, was greeted by jeers from the crowd.Gatlin did not rule out continuing beyond 2021, saying the example of American football star Tom Brady, who signed a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week at the age of 42, had inspired him.“It’s giving me hope that that maybe a 40-year-old Justin Gatlin on track won’t be too crazy,” he said.(BBC Sport