Weekly unemployment claims fall back to mid-winter levels

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The post-winter recreation layoffs appear to be subsiding, if a little earlier than usual, and weekly unemployment claims are back to about where they were in January. Claims fell last week, but are still slightly ahead of numbers from the same time last year, as the disappointing winter tourism season ended sooner due to a historically warm winter. For the week of March 26, 2016, there were 639 claims, down 155 from the previous week’s total and 71 more than they were a year ago. By industry, claims fell evenly across most sectors. Altogether 7,299 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 103 from a week ago, and 154 fewer than a year ago.The Department processed 0 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08).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 held at 3.4 percent in February, as the labor force and total employment increased, along with a decrease in the number of unemployed. SEE STORY.NOTE: Employment (nonfarm payroll) – A count of all persons who worked full- or part-time or received pay from a nonagricultural employer for any part of the pay period which included the 12th of the month. Because this count comes from a survey of employers, persons who work for two different companies would be counted twice. Therefore, nonfarm payroll employment is really a count of the number of jobs, rather than the number of persons employed. Persons may receive pay from a job if they are temporarily absent due to illness, bad weather, vacation, or labor-management dispute. This count is based on where the jobs are located, regardless of where the workers reside, and is therefore sometimes referred to as employment “by place of work.” Nonfarm payroll employment data are collected and compiled based on the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey, conducted by the Vermont Department of Labor. This count was formerly referred to as nonagricultural wage and salary employment.last_img read more

Compensation fund

first_imgI see from your story ‘Compensation fund levy set to treble?’ that the SRA is trying to justify a large increase on the basis that, if the Law Society had accepted their advice last year, the rise would have been less this year (see [2009] Gazette, 21 May, 1). When the 2008/09 compensation fund contribution was set by council, the decision was based on the lower of two recommendations from the SRA (£150 rather than £300) to maintain the level of reserve that the SRA recommends. Council’s decision was proved right because the extra money the SRA was seeking was not needed. The picture for 2009/10 may be different because of the difficult economic circumstances and so the contribution might be higher. This approach, reacting to the realities of the market, might mean that the contribution goes up and down from year to year, but in this case the profession will have had the benefit of the £150 in their pockets for a year, and it is surely better there than in an SRA account. Desmond Hudson, Chief executive, the Law Societylast_img read more

Consultants Recommend Regional Alignment for Local Medical Providers

first_imgDirector Eric Shell with Stroudwater Associates says the recommendation of a regional alignment for peninsula healthcare providers is the best option to govern decisions locally, reduce costs, and increase the value of care. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Healthcare Task Force heard the pros and cons of three recommendations for local medical providers during Wednesday night’s meeting. Shell: “That is a vehicle to start to establish a working relationship trust, to initially create some savings for the organizations to increase their financial viability but over time allow them to be flexible enough to address the changing payment systems that are going to be on the horizon.” While transitioning to the new payment model may seem like one step, Shell says it’s a process that could take up to ten years to achieve. Shell: “The fee for service payment system actually is a system that pays for the more we treat people the more we get paid. The inherent incentives there is really around a sick-care model. A population health payment system is where a patient is assigned a budget, a dollar amount or capitated payment amount, in which is a system aggregates enough patients it doesn’t get paid by doing more sick-care, it allows the organization to focus on getting healthy because it’s getting a fixed budget.”center_img The Task Force directed members to discuss the recommendations with the three hospital boards and report the results of discussions at the next task force meeting. Ultimately it would include all home healthcare providers, private physicians, and health service clinics on the peninsula, even if initial steps only look at a more cohesive approach through Seward, Homer, and Soldotna’s hospitals. The healthcare payment system in the U.S. is changing from the fee for service model to a population health payment system.last_img read more

Unlikely hero leads Nets past Rockets

first_img(Field Level Media) Taurean Prince collected season highs of 27 points and 12 rebounds as the Brooklyn Nets overcame a 15-point deficit and beat the visiting Houston Rockets 123-116 last night. The Nets improved to 2-3 and rebounded nicely from Wednesday’s 10-point loss to Indiana by outscoring Houston 93-71 over the final 32:31.Caris LeVert added 25 points for the Nets, who shot 49.4 percent while not being led in scoring by Kyrie Irving for the first time this season. Irving finished with 22 points and 10 assists to post his first double-double as a Net.Prince posted his third career game with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds and shot 9 for 17 from the floor. The forward also made 6 of 10 3-pointers as the Nets shot 59.4 percent (19 of 32) from behind the arc. James Harden scored 36 points for the Rockets but struggled to get a shooting rhythm most of the night. After getting 59 in Wednesday’s wild 159-158 win at Washington, Harden shot 10 of 31 from the floor and missed 14 of 16 3-point attempts.Russell Westbrook flirted with a triple-double with 27 points, eight assists and seven rebounds but the Rockets shot 41.4 percent and were 12 of 48 (25 percent) on 3-pointers.Brooklyn held a 15-point lead late in the third but the Rockets trimmed it to 104-98 on two free throws by Harden with 5:32 remaining. Irving’s 3-pointer with 4:53 remaining pushed the lead to 109-98 but Houston was within 109-103 on Harden’s uncontested dunk with 4:10 to go. The Nets sealed it when Irving connected with Prince, who hit an open 3-pointer from the left wing for a 114-106 lead with two minutes to go. Irving made it 117-108 with a step-back 3-pointer from the right corner with 55.9 seconds remaining.Harden scored 11 points as the Rockets forced 10 turnovers and took a 33-24 lead after the first quarter. The Rockets ended the quarter with an impressive 18-1 run over the last 4:29 and forced Irving into five turnovers.Houston expanded its lead to 45-30 on a jumper by Danuel House Jr. with 8:21 remaining in the first half but the Nets ended the half with a 31-14 run to take a 61-59 lead into intermission. Westbrook’s steal of Brooklyn’s inbounds pass and subsequent dunk forged a 68-68 tie with 8:16 remaining in the third quarter. The Nets countered with a 17-5 run and took an 85-73 lead on Prince’s layup with 3:48 remaining in the period and carried a 95-83 lead into the fourth.last_img read more

Troy Aikman rips sports radio host for tweet about Andrew Luck’s retirement

first_imgAndrew Luck’s shocking retirement Saturday night led to countless hot takes on social media, but one in particular drew the wrath of former Dallas Cowboys QB and now Fox NFL analyst Troy Aikman.The Colts quarterback announced his retirement at age 29, citing his struggle dealing with several injuries, pain and constant rehab over the past four seasons. That prompted Fox Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb to tweet, “Retiring cause rehabbing is “too hard” is the most millennial thing ever #AndrewLuck” Related News NFL trade rumors: 3 quarterbacks Colts could target after Andrew Luck’s shocking retirement Aikman tweeted a blistering response Sunday night.”That’s total bull— Doug,” Aikman wrote. “What qualifies you to decide how someone should live their life? So you’re now the authority on what motivates Andrew Luck? And if his decisions don’t fit into what you think is best for him then you rip him? Guess that keeps you employed on FS1. Nice.” Colts owner Jim Irsay on possibility of Andrew Luck returning from retirement: ‘I don’t rule it out’ Andrew Luck retires: Who is Jacoby Brissett and can he fill Colts’ QB void? That’s total bullshit Doug. What qualifies you to decide how someone should live their life? So you’re now the authority on what motivates Andrew Luck? And if his decisions don’t fit into what you think is best for him then you rip him? Guess that keeps you employed on FS1. Nice https://t.co/p59DsmPoER— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) August 26, 2019Luck’s sudden retirement disappointed some Colts fans — hence the scattered boos as he left the field during the team’s preseason game Saturday night. But Luck drew widespread praise and well-wishes from his teammates and rivals around the league, and sympathy from fans everywhere.Gottlieb’s tweet drew condemnation from … well, just about everyone. Former NFL player and now ESPN analyst Mike Golic noted, “Doug come on, I hope you are kidding, and not just looking for attention, that’s just a ridiculous take.”Other takes on Gottlieb’s tweet were just as dismissive.With all the pro football you’ve played I can see where you’re coming from…..— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) August 25, 2019Stop— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) August 25, 2019Doug stole credit cards, got recruited because of daddie, coaches covered it up for him to save face & he plagiarized.He’s the Millennial prototype. https://t.co/eoHbLYWnlj— Clark Smith (@Timinesmith) August 25, 2019last_img read more

Quilt of Valor presented to several Veterans in Argonia and Wellington

first_imgby Pam Strader, Sumner Newscow — On Veteran’s Day, members of the South Central Kansas Quilters presented “Quilts of Valor” to several local veterans in recognition of their years of service. Virgil Coley, who serviced in the U.S. Army, and Carl Freeman (U.S. Army), Billy Holden (U.S. Marine Corp),  Gary Parks (U.S. Army), Rick Nafziger (U.S. Army) were presented quilts at Argonia High School. Veterans Casimo Campa (U.S. Navy) and Jimmie Hubbard (U.S. Air Force) were presented quilts in Wellington at the Wal-Mart Super Center. During each ceremony, the Veterans were “wrapped”  in the Quilt of Valor as it was presented to each of them individually.  If you would like to join the Quilt of Valor group, donate materials, or nominate a local veteran,  please contact Joan Hemberger at: [email protected] or Rita Figg at: [email protected]  The group also has a Facebook Page (click here). Pictured below are a few of the Veterans receiving their Quilts of Valor. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more