New unemployment claims fell for the third straight week and continued a pattern of very low claims. For the week of September 28, 2013, there were 408 new, regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance in Vermont. This is a decrease of 22 from the previous week’s total, and 121 fewer than they were a year ago.Altogether 3,981 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 63 from a week ago and 841 fewer than a year ago. The Department also processed 707 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 18 fewer than a week ago.In addition, there were 25 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is 9 more 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 4,722 claims, 70 fewer than last week and 1,544 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 stayed at 4.6 percent in August. SEE STORY.
Related Kestrel brand owner Advanced Sports International (ASI) and Rotapro, Kestrel’s distributor in Portugal, have confirmed Kestrel’s sponsorship of two of Portugal’s rising triathlon stars: long-distance pro Pedro Gomes and age grouper Rodrigo Baltazar.Pedro Gomes made a name for himself when he broke the national record for the fastest time ever recorded by a Portugese athlete across the Ironman distance at the 2010 Ironman Florida. The 4-time Portuguese National Long Course Triathlon Champion and 2-time Long Distance Iberic Cup winner then went on to place 4th in the REV 3 Cedar Point race.“We couldn’t be happier to have Pedro on board this year,” said Kestrel Brand Manager Steve Harad. “He’s already proven himself on a world stage, and now, we’ve got him on one of the best bikes in the world. He’s clearly got a big career ahead of him, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”An injury sidelined Gomes in 2011, but in 2012, he plans to come back with a vengeance. Now under the guidance of world-renown coach Jesse Kropelnicki, Gomes has joined the 2012 QT2 Systems Elite Team with his sights set on the Ironman World Championships in Kona. And he’s chosen Kestrel as the weapon to get him there.“It is a great honour to join Kestrel’s world class team of athletes,” said Gomes. “Kestrel’s been perfecting speed science since 1987, innovating and setting the standard by producing the world’s first all-carbon frame. I’m certain my brand-new Kestrel 4000 will deliver an outstanding performance in every moment.”Also joining the Kestrel family is rising star Rodrigo Baltazar, winner of the 2010 European Long Distance Champion title. Also a native of Portugal, Baltazar placed second at the 2011 European Long Distance Triathlon, after shaving off more than 15 minutes from his previous year’s time.“I’m really proud and happy to collaborate with Kestrel Bicyles,” said Baltazar. “Kestrel offers top-quality bikes with great results in the wind tunnel and on the race course. I’m so looking forward to racing on these fast bikes in 2012.”Kestrel’s distributor Rotapro Ltd sees the sponsorships as a tremendous opportunity to market and grow the Kestrel brand.“These are two very well-know athletes in Portugal, part of the triathlon elite. They’re mentally strong, disciplined, and regimented athletes, which is essential to achieving success,” said Vitor Bastos, Rotapro owner.“We hope they will achieve great results and podiums in both the USA and Europe, where the Kestrel brand is really growing. Training and competing with Kestrel will help everyone involved to achieve the most important goal of marketing the brand.”www.advancedsports.com
For those thinking about entering Challenge Weymouth next year, but who’ve not quite made it round to getting an entry in just yet – there’s some good news. The Challenge Weymouth team are pleased to announce that they will be extending their discounted ‘early bird’ entry offers.In place of closing on Friday 22 November, this offer will now run through until Wednesday 4 December 2013.Alan Rose, Race Director of Challenge Weymouth said, “We have had a record number of entries for Challenge Weymouth. In response to popular demand we have decided to extend the ‘Early Bird’ offer to 4th December, allowing more athletes to benefit from our competitive early booking discounts.”Entry for Challenge Weymouth 2014 is priced are as follows:Individual Challenge Weymouth prices‘Early Bird’ until 4 December 2013: £3105 December 2013 to 14 April 2014: £34015 April 2014 onwards: £370Team Relay Challenge Weymouth prices‘Early Bird’ until 4 December 2013: £4105 December 2013 to 14 April 2014: £44015 April 2014 onwards: £470Entries are also still available for the Challenge Weymouth Half, at a flat rate of £175 for individuals or £225 for a team entry.Challenge UK is part of the Global Challenge Series of long distance triathlons. It is organized and executed by experienced race organizers Just Racing UK.Just Racing UK organize a range of running, cycling, duathlon and triathlon events in the UK, including National Championships, World and European age group qualifying races, and pool and open water triathlons.www.challengeweymouth.com Related
After rejecting the project a few weeks ago, the Overland Park City Council has reconsidered its position on Ken Block’s Galleria 115 project. Renderings credit Block Real Estate Services LLC.One month after angrily calling out developer Ken Block for “bait and switch,” the Overland Park City Council has patched things up and is ready to go ahead with adding two drive-thru restaurant sites to the Galleria 115 center.The council had sent the retail and multi-family project at 115th Street and Nall Avenue back to the planning commission, but changed its mind after hearing a detailed presentation by Block. In the end, council members voted to revisit the plans, ultimately voting 9-2 to approve the changes. Council members Faris Farassati and Gina Burke voted against.The revisions had mistakenly been put on the non-controversial consent agenda a month ago, leading to a misunderstanding about how much of a presentation would be given, said Councilmember Paul Lyons as he asked that the council reconsider. A renewed discussion would allow Block a better chance to explain the reasoning for the plans, he said.After the presentation, a majority said they were convinced that Galleria will become a worthy competitor to upscale Leawood shops and would attract nearby officer workers and people from the convention center. At the October meeting, some of the same council members said they feared the additional drive-thru restaurant sites would cheapen the development with fast-food vendors.Councilmember Curt Skoog, who a month ago said the revisions were “bait and switch,” said Block’s comments about the changing restaurant industry have made him more comfortable with allowing the drive-thrus.“Development has always required trust and some people have burned our trust in the past, “he said. “That’s why we’re sometimes quick to react.”Block told the council that the drive-thrus are needed because restaurant patrons now expect to order food online and then pick it up or have it delivered. Average lunchtimes have dwindled to a half hour, he said, and the addition of Uber Eats and Grubhub have changed the landscape for restaurants, with many more people using delivery or drive-thru for even higher quality restaurants. Nowadays, restaurants like Panera don’t want to open a new location if a drive-thru option is not included, Block said.“In the future, no restaurant won’t have a drive-thru,” he said.Mix of restaurants needed on pad sitesThe Galleria plan will need a mix of restaurant types on its seven pad sites, he said, but pledged they will be quality restaurants. He mentioned Panera Bread and 54th Street Grill & Bar as possibilities.The $252 million Galleria project is considered by the council an important first step toward revitalizing the College Boulevard corridor with a more walkable atmosphere that will draw office workers and conventioneers. That street is now dominated by fast traffic, with entertainment and night-life business flowing more toward Leawood.The development got off to an awkward start after it was proposed about a year ago as a joint venture between Block and Dallas-based The Retail Connection. Block was to handle the multi-family part, but TRC eventually backed off the retail side, and Block decided to take it on himself.Shortly after, Block said he conferred with other Kansas City retail experts and discovered numerous shortcomings in the plan TRC had drafted. “The retail guys said there were so many things in here that won’t work this plan is dead on arrival,” he said of the original version.In addition to rock and elevation problems, the plan had six sit-down restaurants with one drive-thru. The new plan has seven pads, with four sit-down restaurants and three drive-thrus.“You can’t put seven sit-down restaurants next to each other. They cannibalize each other,” resulting in failure, he added.On questioning, Block said he wasn’t prepared to name tenants for the entertainment part of the development. But he mentioned game centers like Punch Bowl Social or Main Event Entertainment as examples of how he’s thinking.Council members Farassati and Burke pointed out that the amended plan is the same as the one the council bounced back to the planning commission a month ago. Farassati said there’s no real guarantee that the center won’t have fast food tenants. “I don’t see anything new that would change my decision,” he said.Block pointed to his history of quality development in Overland Park. “It’s out of my realm of thinking that some other restaurants would fit this site,” he countered. “I’m a high-end developer.”
The Florida Bar’s free legal research provider Bar members continue using Fastcase Bar members continue using Fastcase The number of Florida lawyers logging on to the Bar’s free legal research provider, Fastcase, continues to grow.According to the latest figures released in September, 14,054 Bar members have used the service since it came online in 2005.Under its contract with the Bar, Fastcase provides at no cost to members Florida Supreme Court decisions since 1950, and all district court of appeal opinions since the inception of the DCAs. Also included will be all U.S. Supreme Court decisions, opinions from the Fifth and 11th U.S. circuit courts of appeals, the Florida Administrative Code, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Constitution. For an additional $195 (an $800 discount from its normal price), Bar members can use Fastcase’s complete national database.Access to Fastcase is through the Bar’s Web site at www.floridabar.org. A button on the right side of the screen will take members to a Fastcase log-in page. Once signed in, members will go to a Fastcase page that allows them to begin a search. That page has tips for conducting an efficient search and instructions for such tasks as searching for opinions or subjects during a specific time frame. A name or subject can be typed in the search box, and all related cases, statutes, and cites will be returned.Those using the free service will automatically have their searches limited to the state and federal courts and sources listed above. Those who sign up for the $195 national service will have the option of selecting a national search or Florida-related search. Fastcase Research Tip After you find a case to bookmark, save it as a favorite in your personalized library (My Library), which enables you to pull it up immediately each time you log in to Fastcase.To save a case as a Favorite Document: • Pull up the full text of the case.• Click the Add to My Library link at the top of the page.• You can now view the case in the personalized library by selecting My Library | Go to Favorite Documents.Even if you don’t save the case as a favorite, My Library keeps a research history that includes your 10 most recently viewed cases. If you lose your place, or forget what you were reading during your last research session, you can simply consult your most recently viewed cases.To access your recently viewed cases: • Go to My Library in the blue menu bar at the top of the page.• From the drop down menu, click on Go to Recent Documents.With Fastcase’s research trail, you always have access to your 10 most recent searches, right from your start page. To access your research history, go to Start | My Research Home. Your search history is in the center of the page, and you can rerun any search just by clicking it.Have more questions?Call Fastcase at 1-866-773-2782 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET), or view the Fastcase Tutorial at Help/Tutorials. October 1, 2007 Regular News
He has nine regular-season Big Ten titles and nine Big Ten tournament championships, and he is the winningest coach in Big Ten history.Those tangibles are all impressive, but what I admire most about Anderson is his cerebral approach to the game.He’s cool and collected, and win or lose, his demeanor remains the same.Pitino, on the other hand, can be a little bit of a hothead — at least during games. That fire, however, is exactly what the basketball program needed after Tubby Smith.Pitino just completed his first year as the head men’s basketball coach, and he had a personality that seemed to invigorate his team. It definitely revitalized the fan base.While the jury is still out on him as a recruiter, if he continues to have success, recruits will take notice.We’ve got the champion, the veteran and the rookie — three of Minnesota’s finest.And three I could definitely play for.Ya feel me? These Gophers coaches are worth playing for, ya feel me? Samuel GordonApril 29, 2014Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintI’ve covered almost every Gophers sports team in some capacity during my tenure at the Minnesota Daily.In the span of the last three and a half years, my job has provided me a gateway into the approaches and philosophies of several different coaches at the University. Some I know better than others.Though my own athletics career ended a few years back, if it was still going on today, there are a few coaches I’d really like to play for.There are several approaches to coaching, and I believe there are several effective ways to lead a team of amateur athletes.Still, the three coaches I’d most like to play for are Brad Frost, John Anderson and Richard Pitino.These are three very different coaches with three very different stories.Frost, the head women’s hockey coach, has experienced more success than any Gophers coach in recent memory. No one can argue with a pair of national championships and the longest winning streak in the history of his sport.Frost also plucks top talent from around the country every year and makes it click, all the while constructing a team-first culture that helps his players thrive.Frost doesn’t lose sight of the bigger picture that encapsulates that culture, and his colleagues admire his success.Those colleagues also admire Anderson, who is the elder statesman of coaches at the University.Anderson has guided Minnesota baseball since 1981, and he’s had a helluva lot of success, too.
An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has been airlifted back to the United States and was admitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., for observation.No details were available about the patient. The Associated Press (AP) today published a photograph of a person in head-to-toe white protective gear descending the stairs of a private jet at Frederick (Md.) Municipal Airport, led by an individual who wasn’t wearing any protective gear.Enrolled in clinical trialIn a press release yesterday the NIH said the patient arrived at the center yesterday at about 4 pm Eastern time and will enroll in a clinical protocol. It said that out of an abundance of caution the patient was admitted to the special clinical studies unit that had high-level isolation capabilities and is staffed with infectious disease and clinical care specialists.The NIH said the situation presents minimal risk and it is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of patients, NIH staff, and the public.According to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, people considered contacts of Ebola virus disease (EVD) patients can travel long distances only by private means during a 21-day interval after last contact. Those exposed to EVD undergo symptom monitoring for 21 days.In late August, the CDC returned a staff member from West Africa by charter flight after he or she had low-risk contact with an international health worker who had tested positive for EVD. The CDC said in an outbreak update today that the staff member was not sick, did not have any disease symptoms, and did not pose a risk to anyone else.All told, four medical workers have been sickened with the disease and were brought back to the United States for treatment. Three have recovered and been released from the hospital, and one remains hospitalized in a high-containment unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.Ivory Coast lifts air travel restrictionMeanwhile, Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara announced on Sep 26 that the country would lift its Ebola-related flight restrictions, according to an AP story. He said the initial suspension was made because of uncertainty about the disease threat. The western part of Ivory Coast borders Liberia and Guinea, two of the three hardest-hit countries.Ouattara said the flight and maritime restrictions will end this week, according to the AP. He also announced that Ivory Coast will open a humanitarian corridor so that people seeking to enter the country can be checked.The country banned travel from the three outbreak countries on Aug 11 and ordered its main air carrier to suspend flights to the outbreak region. Global health officials, however, have urged other countries not to close borders and shut down flights, because the measure has hampered the flow of supplies needed for epidemic response.The US State Department on Sep 27 commended Ivory Coast for resuming air travel to the Ebola-affected countries, in line with World Health Organization and International Air Transport Association recommendations. Jen Psaki, State Department spokeswoman, said in a statement that lifting the air travel ban will greatly enhance the international community’s ability to rapidly respond to the outbreak and will help maintain vital trade links in the region.Australia sees airlift logistics roadblocksMeanwhile, in other outbreak developments:Despite calls from groups such as Doctors without Borders for Australia to send medical teams to West Africa, the country has ruled out doing so because of logistical problems of bringing sick workers back to Australia, the AP reported today. Earlier this month the country pledged $6.4 million to assist with the epidemic response.US Navy engineers on Sep 28 took the first steps toward the construction of a $22 million 25-bed mobile hospital donated by the United States to care for infected international health workers, the Globe and Mail, a Canadian newspaper based in Toronto, reported on Sep 28. The report said other US troops are in Monrovia evaluating the runway of the city’s international airport and determining how the tarmac might be strengthened to handle a surge of response flights expected in the weeks ahead.The CDC on Sep 26 posted two new EVD preparedness checklists, one for healthcare coalitions and one for emergency medical services (EMS) providers. The documents were created by the CDC and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc., based in Philadelphia, announced five Ebola drug collaborations aimed at developing therapeutic cocktails that have the potential to battle the Ebola virus if it mutates to become resistant to drugs that are under development. The newly announced collaborators include the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the US Army Research Institute of Infectious Disease, the Swiss Department of Defense, Howard University in Washington, D.C., and an unnamed US-based biosafety level 4 lab. The company said in a press release that its two platform drugs, Alferon N and Amplign, have mechanisms that remain bioactive, even in the face of viral mutation.A Liberian doctor said he has seen promising results in EVD patients prescribed an antiretroviral drug, part of a cocktail used to treat HIV/AIDS, AllAfrica news reported today. Dr Gorbee Logan, county health officer at Tubmanburg Hospital, said that when patients seek care early and are treated with lamivudine, they seem to recover in 3 to 5 days. He said he first used the drug on a health worker, who survived the infection.See also:Sep 29 AP storySep 28 NIH press releaseSep 29 CDC outbreak updateSep 26 AP story on Ivory Coast flight restrictionsSep 27 State Department statementSep 29 AP story on Australian announcementSep 28 Globe and Mail storySep 26 CDC healthcare coalition Ebola preparedness checklistSep 26 CDC EMS Ebola preparedness checklistSep 29 Hemispherx Biopharma press releaseSep 29 AllAfrica news story
Southampton Town Police, working the overnight weekend beat on the northwest side of town, charged three drivers with driving while intoxicated in separate incidents.Crashing into a guardrail in the middle of the night proved the undoing of Rudi Ramirez. Southampton Town Police said Ramirez, 25, was on Old Country Road in Westhampton when he hit the rail shortly before 4:30 AM on Sunday, October 28. Responding officers said they determined Ramirez, who gave a Southampton address, had been drinking and slapped a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated on him.The same charge befell Ismael Herrera, 30, who was headed east on Flanders Road about 4 AM when he drew the attention of cops on patrol.A night earlier, a 23-year-old Riverhead man who police said was in possession of a small quantity of alprazolam (Xanax), was arrested in Hampton Bays Saturday. Timothy Edler was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, after a run-in with police near Ponquogue Bridge at about 2:18 AM. Twenty minutes earlier that same night police pulled over Marco Cruz, 40, of Aquebogue near the traffic circle in Flanders. He was stopped near Peconic Avenue around 1:47 AM and faces several violations and a misdemeanor DWI charge after police said he did not fare well on roadside sobriety firstname.lastname@example.org Share
Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Pierson’s Henry Brooks, who scored a game-high 26 points including 18 in the first half and four 3-pointers, races between Southold’s Max Kruszeski and Nick Grathwohl. Independent/Gordon M. Grant Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Share Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Pierson’s Henry Brooks, who scored a game-high 26 points including 18 in the first half and four 3-pointers, races between Southold’s Max Kruszeski and Nick Grathwohl. Independent/Gordon M. GrantNick Eckhardt scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with two minutes left to give Southold (6-4) a 56-54 lead, and Cole Brigham (11 points, six assists) made four free throws in the final minute to seal a 62-60 win over Pierson (5-4) on Monday, January 28, and a playoff berth for the second straight year.“We played good in spurts,” Pierson head coach Hank Katz said. “They have a few good shooters we were trying to contain, and for the most part we did that early on, but they just outplayed us.”Pierson has a few good shooters of its own, including junior Henry Brooks, who brought the fire early scoring 18 of his game-high 26 points in the first half. The point guard made four threes.“Henry’s a great player, he always plays his hardest,” Katz said. “He did a lot of great things, puts his heart out on the court, and it just didn’t work out tonight.”The Whalers let their 35-26 halftime advantage slowly slip away after the break. Brigham scored seven of Southold’s 16 third-quarter points, including a 3-pointer that made it a 10-point game, and Nick Grathwohl tallied four of his team-high 16 points in the fourth. He also had four assists. Steven Russell added 10 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists for the Settlers, who tried to make the most of their time at the free-throw line in the second half, going 10-for-16 from the charity stripe.Nick Egbert scored 14 points for Pierson, and Cooper Schiavoni added 11, including a 3-pointer that made it a 1-point game late in the fourth. “We started really strong, but we didn’t rebound nearly well enough,” Katz said. “We lacked consistency on both ends; they were more physical than us, and gave themselves more opportunities to score.”email@example.com Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Sag Harbor, NY – 1/28/19 – Pierson boys basketball v. Southold in Sag Harbor, NY January 28, 2019. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant)
INS Darshak, a hydrographic survey ship of Indian Eastern Naval Command has completed the hydrographic survey of Tanga Port, Tanzania.This survey was undertaken for the Government of Tanzania, under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed for foreign cooperation in the field of hydrography between Tanzania and India.On completion of the survey, the preliminary navigational chart of Tanga Harbour was handed over to the Government of Tanzania.The existing navigational charts of approaches to Tanga Port are based on primitive survey and a fresh survey was considered inescapable, Indian Navy said.INS Darshak, which was in Tanzania for over one month to undertake the survey, utilized bathymetric data collection, sound velocity analysis, multi-beam and single beam echo sounder, total stations and aerial reconnaissance by helicopter to complete the task.After the completion of the work in Tanzania, INS Darshak is now on her way to Mauritius to undertake another hydrographic survey, Indian Navy said.