Weekly unemployment claims fall under 500

first_imgNew unemployment claims in Vermont fell again to under 500 last week, which follows a typical pattern of fewer claims during the summer.  For the week of July 27, 2013, there were 463 new, regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance in Vermont. This is a decrease of 65 from the previous week’s total, and 131 fewer than they were a year ago.Altogether 5,590 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 104 from a week ago and 717 fewer than a year ago. The Department also processed 777 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 4 fewer than a week ago.In addition, there were 21 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is 1 fewer than the week before. The Tier III program of extended benefits is being discontinued in Vermont as the state’s unemployment rate has been under the federal threshold for more than three months.  The total for all programs was 6,391 claims, 112 fewer than last week and 1,749 fewer than the same time last year.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 rose three-tenths to 4.4 percent in June, the fourth lowest rate in the nation and lowest in New England. SEE STORY.last_img read more

New Orleans hits high

first_imgPort president and ceo Gary LaGrange made the announcement during the 29th Annual State of the Port Address, hosted by the International Freight Forwarders and Customs House Brokers Association of New Orleans.”It’s another milestone that comes on the heels of four record years in a row,” LaGrange said. “We anticipate continued growth in our container market, along with a robust breakbulk and project cargo market.”In addition, the latest breakbulk cargo data from May 2015 illustrates a growth of more than 15 percent in breakbulk tonnes, led by an 18.7 percent increase in imported steel.Chemical and petrochemical companies have also announced more than $81 billion in investments in new and expansion projects in Louisiana, and consequently industry experts predict that chemical exports could triple as these projects are completed and come online in the coming years.LaGrange unveiled two new marketing videos focused on the port’s container and breakbulk cargo capabilities, which can be found here and will be made available to port customers and shippers for marketing purposes. LaGrange addresses delegates at the State of the Port Address in New Orleans. www.portno.comlast_img read more

UWF Stars in GSC Fall All-Academic Teams

first_imgUWF Stars in GSC Fall All-Academic Teams Share BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of West Florida placed seven student-athletes on the Gulf South Conference 2008 Fall All-Academic teams, it was announced on Tuesday.  The UWF women’s soccer team led the way with four selections, while men’s cross country, men’s soccer, and volleyball each had one honoree.Sheka Codner (Dover, Del./Ceaser Rodney HS) and Courtney Jones (Panama City, Fla./Bay HS) of the Argonauts women’s soccer team each earned their second selection to the GSC All-Academic Team. Jones led all Argonaut selections with her 3.83 GPA, followed by Codner’s 3.64 GPA.  First time selections include midfielder Marcela Franco (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Colegio Visconde de Porto Seguro) and defender Kaley Morris (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze HS).  All-GSC first team selection Rafael Segal (Rishon Lezion, Israel/Mercer County CC) represented the men’s soccer team with his 3.33 GPA in International Relations.Sophomore Andrew Maedel (Orange Park, Fla./Ridgeview HS) earned the selection for the men’s cross country team, sporting a 3.52 GPA in Business Administration.  Maedel was the top UWF runner at three different meets in the 2008 season, including a 23rd place finish at the GSC Championships, leading the Argos to a 5th place team finish.  The sophomore was one of two underclassmen selected to the All-Academic Team for men’s cross country.Senior Jerica Carter (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville HS) of the UWF volleyball team rounds out her four year career at West Florida with a GSC All-Academic Team selection, representing the East Division. Carter, an Elementary Education major, holds a 3.70 GPA after playing a vital role in the success of West Florida volleyball. The defensive specialist holds both the single-season (569) and career (1,706) records in digs.  This season, Carter was again the team’s dig leader, tallying 415 over the course 39 matches. She also provided consistency through her serving game, serving for as many as 14 consecutive points in a single set.  This accolade marks Carter’s first time on the All-Academic Team.The GSC Fall Academic Honor Roll was also announced, with 36 total UWF student-athletes making the grade.  Women’s soccer had 14 honor roll members, followed by volleyball with nine, men’s soccer with six, women’s cross country with four, and men’s cross country with three.  To qualify for the honor roll, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and must compete as a member of the team.Academic All-GSC Teams are selected by the Gulf South Conference Sports Information Directors (SIDs) and Faculty Athletic Representatives (FARs) in a joint vote. Nominees must have an overall grade point average (G.P.A.) of 3.20 or better on a 4.00 scale for their entire academic career and may not be freshmen or first-semester or quarter transfers. The student-athlete must be a significant contributor to the squad. Other factors include leadership, community service and extra-curricular activities. SIDs and FARs are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes. The number of student-athletes selected in each sport is determined by the number of positions normally involved in the playing of that sport. Ties are not broken.GSC Fall All-Academic TeamsGSC Fall Academic Honor RollUWF Honor Roll MembersName, School YR GPA MajorMen’s Cross Country:Tyler Bowman, West Florida FR 3.54 Computer EngineeringAndrew Maedel, West Florida SO 3.52 Business AdministrationPeter Orgass, West Florida FR 3.08 Athletic TrainingWomen’s Cross Country:Shannon McDougall, West Florida SR 3.88 Comprehensive MarketingStacy Paton, West Florida FR 3.83 Criminal JusticeTaryn Pomerantz, West Florida FR 3.60 ArtRobin Thompson, West Florida FR 3.33 UndecidedMen’s Soccer:Curtis Brashear, West Florida SO 3.33 UndecidedDavid McNally, West Florida SO 3.02 Engineering PhysicsKian Mikhchi, West Florida FR 3.18 BusinessRafael Segal, West Florida SR 3.33 International RelationsMarquel Waldron, West Florida FR 3.15 AccountingPaul Willoughby, West Florida FR 3.75 Pre-MedWomen’s Soccer:Connie Boisseau, West Florida FR 3.43 UndecidedLauren Byrd, West Florida FR 3.71 Athletic TrainingSheka Codner, West Florida SR 3.64 Hospitality ManagementTori Fish, West Florida FR 3.18 UndecidedMarcela Franco, West Florida JR 3.59 Business FinanceCourtney Jones, West Florida JR 3.83 Athletic TrainingCourtney Kolloff, West Florida FR 3.00 UndecidedKristina Menendez, West Florida FR 3.77 UndecidedKaley Morris, West Florida JR 3.46 Pre-MedTaylor Murphy, West Florida JR 3.75 UndecidedNaila Owens, West Florida JR 3.24 PsychologyNoelle Robles, West Florida FR 3.70 UndecidedCholena Russo, West Florida FR 3.61 UndecidedJordan Stone, West Florida FR 3.43 Elementary EducationVolleyball:Valissia Brathwaite, West Florida JR 3.53 Physical EducationJerica Carter, West Florida SR 3.70 Elementary EducationPatricia Gandolfo, West Florida JR 3.10 AdvertisingMadeline Gonzalez, West Florida SR 3.16 Pre-Professional BiologyJessica Keroack, West Florida JR 3.92 PsychologyCalli Kovel, West Florida SR 3.72 Broadcast JournalismJamie Nichols, West Florida SO 3.50 MarketingMaddie Staub, West Florida FR 3.53 Athletic TrainingChelsea Wilhoite, West Florida SO 3.08 UndecidedPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Assembly Chooses Not To Reconsider Hospital Boundary Vote

first_imgMembers Kelly Cooper and Johnson argued over whether it was fair to close the conversation without public comment, with Cooper insisting that Welles’ comments didn’t have any bearing on the vote since he wasn’t present… The motion to reconsider failed on another 4-4 tie. The question will not be put to voters this fall. Assembly Member Brent Johnson expressed his disappointment that Ninilchik residents will continue paying the higher SPH mill rate, though they live closer to CPH… Assembly Member Welles has been absent due to several emergency surgeries this summer. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Despite Assembly Member Stan Welles’ expression that he would be in favor of moving the boundary between the Central and South Peninsula Hospitals, the issue was not aired for reconsideration last night. Asm. Cooper (Homer): “The reality is that the eight of us sitting here now, nothing has changed from those eight, and so what was decided at the end of the last meeting should stand. I, therefore, don’t see any reason to reconsider this.” Asm. Johnson (Clam Gulch): “This is an unfair practice for the people that live in that area and I hope that this is not the end of it, that these seeds are sown deep and that those people take it to heart. I’m certain there are many of them that are affected a lot and for Homer hospital, I have this to say: ‘Pharaoh Hospital, let my people go.’”last_img read more

Lightning ends yesterday’s Manning Cup games

first_imgInclement weather interrupted yesterday’s action in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup as a number of matches from the day’s 15-game slate were called off on account lightning in the area.In Group G, defending champions Kingston College (KC) were leading Dunoon Technical High 2-0 at Breezy Castle when lightning flashed around the venue 10 minutes into the second half. The referee immediately called the players off the field and subsequently postponed the match, which will be concluded at a later date decided by ISSA.The Group C fixture between St Catherine High and St Andrew Technical High School was abandoned with both teams goalless at half-time, while in Group G, the game between Campion College and Eltham High School was halted with both teams tied at 1-1. The feature game between Calabar and St George’s College was also called off at half-time without any goals scored. KC took the lead inside two minutes when Christopher Pearson got on the end of a low pass and drilled his one-time effort past Dunoon goalkeeper Richardo Watson. From there, they had the majority of the chances going forward, and they should have doubled their lead minutes before the break when Shayaun Gayle made a brilliant run on the right with his low pass finding Mathew Bell, but he scuffed his shot wide.It was 27 minutes before Dunoon had their first shot in anger as Omari Morgan’s free kick deflected off the wall for a corner.‘The Purples’ found the back of the net again immediately after the restart, when Bell’s through ball found Gayle and he slotted past Watson calmly.The decision to call the game off came after Monday’s incident at Stadium East when the feature Group E encounter between Wolmer’s and Jamaica College was called off with six ­minutes remaining when five players were struck by lightning.last_img read more

Auburn WR Ricardo Louis recovering from “worst game”

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.AUBURN – Immediately following last weekend’s loss at Arkansas, Ricardo Louis sat near his locker in Razorback Stadium with his head down and didn’t say a word.After a game where he had more catches, more yards and was involved in more plays than anybody else on the Auburn roster, Louis called his performance in the post-game media session “by far my worst game all season”. The senior receiver felt that way because all he could remember was the plays he literally let slip through his fingers with three of the seven dropped passes by Auburn receivers in the quadruple overtime loss at Arkansas.“It’s going to hurt for a while, but I’ve got to just come back stronger, come into work on Sunday, and forget about it,” Louis said.  I have to just try not to think about it (but) it’s going to be hard not to, because I wish I could have this one back but I can’t.”Sean White, the Auburn quarterback who tossed all seven of those passes that were dropped, tried to encourage his senior receiver in the locker room saying ‘pick your head up’. The redshirt freshman knows he’ll need the playmaking ability of Auburn’s new star receiver and wouldn’t even have been able to get the game at Arkansas to overtime without three first-down catches by Louis.“He didn’t even have that bad of a game, but he’s hard on himself and he’s going to be ready to go the rest of the season,” White said. “I’m very confident in Ricardo.”Receiver Ricardo Louis caught six passes for 79 yards, but had a key drop in the end zone in Auburn's 54-46 loss overtime loss at Arkansas.Receiver Ricardo Louis caught six passes for 79 yards, but had a key drop in the end zone in Auburn’s 54-46 loss overtime loss at Arkansas.Louis might end up being the individual test case for Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn’s emphasis on putting losses behind them before they begin to become a losing streak that gets out of control. Malzahn has always said he feels his best players are “always the ones hardest on themselves” but Louis’ attitude and confidence will be key to the continued development of a passing game that currently ranks 12th in the Southeastern Conference.“Yeah, he’s extremely tough on himself,” Malzahn said. “He was down, but hey that’s over with, now we got to move on. He’s going to get plenty of chances the rest of the year.”The Tigers third-year head coach admitted Tuesday he didn’t do a very good job last year in preventing the snowball effect after the 41-38 loss to Texas A&M that caused Auburn to lose its final four games against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents.“You draw from experiences in the past and that was really the closest thing to feeling kind of the same way as far as that,” Malzahn said Tuesday when asked between the feelings of the Texas A&M and Arkansas losses. “It’s going to be this week, the way that I approach it. I’ve got to do a better job with our coaches and our players than we did last year because you can see we didn’t play our best.”The assistance in the transition process is the fact that Ole Miss (6-2, 4-1 in SEC) might be recovered from its upset loss at Memphis two weeks ago after easily dispatching Texas A&M at home this past weekend.“We’ve got to put that behind us,” Malzahn said. “You can flip the film on and Ole Miss will get your attention in all three phases. That will definitely help.”Aubun wide receiver Ricardo Louis and the Tigers try to bounce back from a tough loss against Arkansas.Aubun wide receiver Ricardo Louis and the Tigers try to bounce back from a tough loss against Arkansas.Aside from his disappointment over the drops in Fayetteville, Louis can have all the motivation needed by Ole Miss being next on the schedule for an 11 a.m. matchup Saturday. In three previous matchups against the Rebels, Louis has three catches for five yards.Louis, who has 32 of the Auburn’s 105 total receptions this season, has become the anointed leader in the receiver room since the dismissal of D’haquille Williams from the Tigers program nearly a month ago. The presence of the 6-foot-2 receiver will be critical for Auburn (4-3, 1-3 in SEC) having any chance to pull off a home upset against a motivated Western Division opponent.“He’s one of our impact players and he’s going to make a lot of plays for us the rest of the year,” Malzahn said. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. 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