Vermont unemployment rate holds steady, low

first_imgVERMONT UNEMPLOYMENTMontpelier — The Department of Employment and Training announced Thursday (August 19, 2004)a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.4 percent for Vermont inJuly.The rate was unchanged from the June estimate, which was revised down onetenth of a percentage point. The national unemployment rate fell by onetenth of a point in July to 5.5 percent.Unemployment rates for Vermont’s 13 labor market areas ranged from 1.8percent in Hartford, to 4.7 percent in Springfield. Labor market arearatesare not seasonally adjusted; for comparison, the unadjusted rate forVermont was 3.1 percent.”The Vermont unemployment rate remained unchanged in July following amonthwhen the state had the fifth lowest rate in the country,” said Anne V.Ginevan, Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Training.”Although there was a pause in job growth this month, recent gains show weare on the path to a sustainable expansion.”The total seasonally adjusted job estimate fell by 1,800 in July followingan increase of 700 the prior month. Government education appeared to beresponsible for most of the drop. Traditional layoffs at local schools forsummer vacation produced a surprising decline in the seasonally adjustedjob estimates. Private industry also absorbed some of the loss but it wasdifficult to pinpoint the specific industry responsible. Manufacturingemployment fell slightly but not enough to reflect the large declineimplied for private industry. Four sectors produced modest gains: retailtrade, professional & business services, health care, and leisure &hospitality.The job estimates before seasonal adjustment reflect temporary changesoften experienced in July. The largest decline, more than 9,000 jobs, wasthe result of school closings for the summer. Employment in transportationservices also was affected as school bus companies cut jobs. Vacations forworkers in some manufacturing industries offset hiring in computer andelectrical equipment manufacturing. The summer recreation season producedastrong demand for workers in accommodations and food services. This wasalso evident in retail trade as tourist activity helped to spur seasonalactivity. Construction employment continued to grow as the industry nearedits annual peak.The number of nonfarm jobs was up 0.3 percent compared to last year, aboutthe same growth rate as the previous month.last_img read more

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PODCAST: Advocacy in 2020

first_img continue reading » CUNA’s 2020 advocacy agenda will tell legislators how credit unions improve financial  wellness by supporting financial health, promoting financial security, and enhancing financial inclusion, says Ryan Donovan, CUNA’s chief advocacy officer.“The CUNA/league system will continue working to revolutionize the operating environment for credit unions by removing barriers, expanding powers, enhancing information security, and preserving the tax status,” he says. “But we’re going to talk about how these efforts will help credit unions solve the financial problems facing millions of Americans.”He believes this message will resonate with members of Congress, who are concerned primarily about how the policies they propose affect their constituents. Ryan Donovancenter_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Students honored for artwork spreading anti-drug message

first_img“It’s great to see the elementary school kids at such a young age learning that message: the dangers of drugs and alcohol and being creative with their art work,” Bennett said. “Seeing them come in and see their posters up there gives them a great feeling, and it’s great to see such a young generation learning that for our community.” “The opioid issue, I’ve said since the day I was elected, is a community issue that requires a community response,” Akshar said. “This education and prevention piece are incredibly important to make sure the younger generation, the generation before the one that is currently affected, doesn’t make those same decisions.” Akshar told 12 News that while overdose deaths are in a decline across New York State, these students are doing there part to help with that drop off. The contest was part of the YES Safe Choices program’s Red Ribbon Week. More than 100 posters were submitted to the contest, all created to spread the message about the dangers of drugs and alcohol usage, touching on a pressing issue in our community. “Being part of that solution is incredibly important. It takes a community of all ages,” Akshar said. Program coordinator Aaron Bennett says he was pleased at this year’s turnout and submissions. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – Dozens of students from schools in Broome and Tioga Counties were honored by State Senator Fred Akshar and the YES Safe Choices program as winners of YES’s poster contest. Amongst the winning posters, Akshar will pick between 10-12 posters to take back to his offices in Binghamton and Albany to display until the contest announces new winners next winter.last_img read more

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Trade minister reported to police by business partner for alleged fraud

first_imgThe lawyer added that the settlement money was related to a profit-sharing dispute between Yulius, Agus and other partners involved in a nickel ore mining and transportation project owned by diversified mining company PT Aneka Tambang (Antam) in North Maluku. Yulius claimed his company PT Yudistira Bumi Bhakti was supposed to receive US$84.2 million in profit from Agus’ business consolidation.Husdi said the dispute had been reported to the police in 2014 and that the police had named one of Agus’ colleagues a suspect. The lawyer added that Yulius accepted a peace offering of Rp 500 billion at the time and dropped the case. However, the payment was never made.Husdi said Agus did not respond to a legal notice sent by him and his client, prompting him to report the minister to the police.Read also: Politicians on economic team raise eyebrows Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto has been reported to the police by a former business partner over allegations of fraud and embezzlement of Rp 500 billion (US$36.3 million). Lawyer Husdi Herman said his client Yulius Isyudianto reported Agus to the police on Jan. 8 because Yulius had not received settlement money he claimed had been promised by Agus in 2014.“We reported him as an individual. The lawsuit is not related to his position as a minister,” he told journalists on Monday as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com. Responding to the matter, Agus’ lawyer, Petrus Bala Pattyona, said he had sent two legal notices to Yulius because the report was “fabricated and fictitious.” “The report is baseless and not supported by any evidence,” Petrus said, adding that Husdi and Agus had yet to respond to his legal notices.Petrus refused to provide a detailed explanation regarding the issue as police investigators were still investigating the report. He said his client was ready to provide a statement to the police.National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Argo Yuwono said the police would follow up on Yulius’ report by “clarifying the report to the plaintiff as well as questioning witnesses and looking at evidence.” Should investigators find enough evidence, the police will continue the investigation, the spokesperson went on to say.”If investigators do not find any proof of a criminal violation, the investigation will be stopped,” Argo said. (eyc)Topics :last_img read more

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Puppy power pushing property

first_imgStar pooch Tiffany appears in every photoshoot of her pet parent Tracey Ashley’s listings. Picture: Jamie Hanson. What pet parent could resist this face? No kitchen, no bathroom, high demand Hotspot ideal for first home buyers QLDers to be 5m strong in May The allure’s undeniable, and according to Nadia Crighton of Pet Insurance Australia dogs were simply an integral part of many people’s lives now.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“They offer unconditional love, support and comfort in times of need, and laughter and joy in times of happiness,” she said. “Puppies are particularly wondrous and have the ability to brighten anyone’s day.” Snuggle time in donated blankets and pillows at an RSPCA shelter.Or listing, it seems. Pets have increasingly starred in real estate listings and open homes across state lines, with one Queenslander, Tiffany, now a pro, having earned her keep by posing in property photographs for close to three years.Her current listing was for a three bedroom, two bathroom, single car space townhouse at 13/22A Kumbari Street, Rochedale. Marketed at offers in the high $200,000s, buyers were urged to “get a paw in the door of home ownership”. Gnaw … Puppy lovers appear to outnumber cat people though. Picture: SuppliedIT’S International Puppy Day and the pitter-patter of little paws is not just turning houses into homes but helping them find new owners.It’s a great excuse to gush over cuteness galore, something savvy homeowners hope to capitalise on when their properties hit the market.With the growing popularity of four-legged friends — even in apartments — Aussie homeowners have become increasingly open to changing the face of listings by defying the old adage to never work with animals or babies, or baby animals even.center_img The most recent sale she has helped her pet parent – Tracey Ashley of RE/MAX United Vision – with was 4 Gilwell Street, Carina, which fetched $608,000 a fortnight ago.About 50 homes listed on realestate.com.au this International Puppy Day specifically mentioned puppies, half of which were in Queensland – and half of those in Brisbane. Western Australians love their baby canines too with eight listings talking about puppies, as well as owners in NSW (6) and Victoria (5), while South Australians and Tasmanians have eased off with both holding a single entry each today. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Pretty in pink at 13/22A Kumbari Street, Rochedale.last_img read more

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Arvilla M. Schumacher

first_imgArvilla M. Schumacher, age 94 of Batesville, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus. Born October 29, 1922 in Franklin County Indiana, she is the daughter of Mary (Nee: Fasbinder) and Chester Stevens. She married Edward (John) Schumacher May 18, 1942 in St. Joseph, Missouri and he preceded her in death July 27, 2012.Family was very important to Arvilla. She loved nothing better than to be surrounded with family. Her daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters, it didn’t matter. She was usually content to sit back and listen to the banter back and forth. Part of the silent generation and also part of what Tom Brokaw called the greatest generation, her daughters marveled at their mom’s patience, strength and unconditional love. With John temporary stationed at St. Joe Missouri during World War II, she went to work in a garment factory to help do her part to support the war effort. When John was shipped out, she moved back to the Batesville, pregnant with their first child. Victoria was nine months old before John first saw her. The girls mentioned that although mom wasn’t a seamstress, she did make clothing for them when they were younger and also indicated she was an excellent cook and baker. It was common to come home to the aroma of baked bread, rolls or a sweet treat. Saturday’s were affectionately known as “soup day” and her homemade chicken soup was tough to beat. Trips to Las Vegas or to Florida to see family were always something she looked forward to and for relaxation, she liked watching Oprah, Ellen and Dr. Phil.Arvilla is survived by daughters Victoria Creeger of Batesville, Sherry Ertel of Sunman, Kris Lindemann, Kim Oblinger and Mary Jon McCaig, all of Batesville, Amy Gallo of Indianapolis; sisters Vera Michalowicz, Rita Holman, Betty Lamping; brother Eugene Andrews; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Alice Meyer, Charlene Bushman, Jeanne Haas and brother Gerald Stevens.Visitation is Saturday, February 18th, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice.last_img read more

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Madigan guides Leinster to victory

first_img Press Association Andrew Goodman did all the scoring in the opening 40 minutes for Leinster, his try and two penalties guiding them to a 11-5 lead. Andy Fenby swooped for a Scarlets try in the 35th minute but they were overrun by the in-form hosts with turnovers proving costly for the Welsh region. Having missed out on a place in the Ireland squad for the RBS 6 Nations match against Scotland, Madigan looked eager to prove a point as a half-time replacement at the RDS. He was involved in Leinster’s most potent attacks as they scored 21 unanswered points after the break, with Madigan converting tries from Aaron Dundon, Jordi Murphy and John Cooney. center_img Ian Madigan pulled the strings for Leinster in the second half as they claimed a bonus-point 32-5 victory against the Scarlets in the RaboDirect Pro12.last_img read more

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USG meet and greet suffered from low attendance

first_imgDespite online promotion, only one student attended the USG Candidate Meet and Greet in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center on Wednesday evening.At the event, USG candidates gathered for an informal networking event.  Students had the opportunity to individually meet the presidential, vice presidential and senatorial candidates to ask them specific questions about their platforms.USG had booked the room from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Director of Elections and Recruitment Kandace London, however, determined there wasn’t enough interest in the event and officially dismissed the meet and greet at 7:30 p.m.“We didn’t want to waste any of the candidates time,” said Christine Hennes, USG senior director of communications.Candidates had the option of remaining in the room until 8 p.m. when the room reservation expired.One student arrived at the event after 7:30 p.m., though by that point, only presidential ticket Providence Ilisevich and Ehren Elder were present.“In all honesty, it was mostly just candidates at the event,” Rini Sampath, USG presidential candidate and current USG vice president, said. “But, I guess one thing that definitely showed was that we need to reach out to more students to come to these events. Elections and recruitments have done a phenomenal job, but, definitely getting students to become more interested in student government [is important].”Instead, Sampath and Jordan Fowler, USG vice presidential candidate, said that the candidates utilized the time to meet the other tickets running.“The meet and greet was really fun because we got to sit down and meet the other people running,” Fowler said. “Not just the presidential tickets, which are the people I’m more familiar with, but those who were running for Senate.”Eric Suen, a junior majoring in economics who was the one student to attend the event, explained that he heard about the meet and greet because he is a member of a USG committee.He commented that the low student attendance correlates to the lack of university-wide promotion for the USG election.“Right now, the student body isn’t as serious as [USG would] like [it] to be.”Elder attributed the low student attendance at USG election events to the fact that three events were scheduled for consecutive days.“We had an incredible turnout last night with the diversity debate and I’m expecting to see another incredible turnout tomorrow [for the presidential debate],” Elder said. “ It’s tough to ask so many students to come out three nights in a row.”Illisevich seemed to be sure that students would participate in the election.“Students are still engaged in these elections and the elections and recruitment teams put a lot of effort into everything they do,” Ilisevich said. “I know they’ll do a great job with the booths on campus. They’ve also made it really easy because you can vote online now and I think a lot of students will use the opportunity.”Suen said the candidate meet and greet event ultimately helped him decide which candidate he wanted to vote for.“I’m very glad I talked to them, because they are also students that want to have changes,” Suen said. “Every year the presidents change and I want to know if they’re actually going to bring changes. I just really wanted to get some personal one on one time. The way [the candidates] carry themselves gives me a good impression of them.”last_img read more

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C.Ronaldo set to miss two weeks with injury

first_imgReal Madrid have received some bad news from the treatment table in the aftermath of their impressive 7-0 win over Malaga on Thursday evening, with star player Cristiano Ronaldo forced off the pitch after 77 minutes of play due to a hamstring problem.The Portuguese superstar netted a hat-trick in the encounter, but after scoring his third, immediately signalled to the bench that he had to come off, and the player confirmed that he will be sidelined for a while.“I hurt myself when I scored my third goal. I didn’t want to risk anything with all the important games coming up so I limped off. The injury doesn’t seem to be too serious though,” said Ronaldo to Marca.“We were winning the game and there was no need to take any risks. That’s why I left the pitch. However, I don’t think I’ll be able to play against Racing Santander on Sunday.”Ronaldo underwent further examination on Friday morning and a scan has revealed that the attacker will be unavailable for 10-15 days due to the knock, meaning that he could very well miss the Champions League match against Olympique Lyonnais on 16 March.The Real Madrid forward has now scored 27 goals in 26 La Liga appearances, and currently sits second in the Castrol Rankings. Source: Goal.comlast_img read more

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INSIGHTS PREVIEW: Listen To Us – The Dave Family

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Dave family was looking for the right business and the right town to grow their family, which is ultimately why they chose Alpena. WBKB Reporter Elijah Baker dives deep into race and ethnicity in our community. You can watch the full Insights report this Sunday, April 8th at 11 AM on WBKB.Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/WBKBTV/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/WBKB11 Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/wbkbtv/AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious INSIGHTS PREVIEW: Listen To Us – The Hunt FamilyNext Meet the comedian behind the inaugural Paul Bunyan Comedy Festival,Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/WBKBTV/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/WBKB11 Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/wbkbtv/last_img read more

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