Weekly unemployment claims raise more slowly

first_imgWeek Ending March 07, 2009. There were 1,633 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, an increase of 90 from the week before. Altogether 18,277 new and continuing claims were filed, 22 more than a week ago and 7,250 more than a year earlier. The Department also processed 1,857 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 947 less than a week ago. In addition, there were 983 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program which is an increase of 85 from the week before. 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).last_img read more

Mayor calls out council members who voted ‘no’ on bulletproof vest resolution honoring fallen officer

first_imgBinghamton City Council members Angela Riley and Aviva Friedman confirmed to 12 News that they voted against the proposal. The resolution is broken down into four parts: Friedman also told 12 News she took issue with the tone of one clause expressing unwavering support for law enforcement in general. The two council members were not named directly, but the mayor called their votes “disturbing” and “concerning.” “I very much wanted to pass this resolution, but the resolution in its original form had some clauses in it that I didn’t feel were appropriate for a resolution that was memorializing somebody,” Friedman said. “I felt that there were some clauses in the resolution that were needlessly politicizing this.” Both women said they voted against the proposal because it did not solely focus on Officer Barta and his memory. “This is not something that you are reading about in another city,” Mayor Rich David said, referring to Friday’s incident. “It is equally frustrating and concerning when you have members of city council, in this case two specific members of city council, who just within the last week or so voted not to support a resolution that honored the sacrifice of Patrolman Lee Barta…” center_img 12 News reached out to Riley and Friedman after the mayor’s news conference about their votes. One part acknowledging general support for policeOne part honoring Barta and other fallen officersOne part advocating for more resources, including bulletproof vestsOne part calling on the city council to provide tools to protect officers and community members. Mayor Rich David said a bulletproof vest is the best resource an officer can have, and the resolution was drafted to honor fallen Binghamton Patrolman Lee E. Barta. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — During a Wednesday afternoon news conference announcing details of a violent encounter between the Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force and an armed man, the mayor of Binghamton called out two city council members for their “no” vote on a proposed bulletproof vest program honoring a fallen officer. Friedman also said the Lee Barta Community Center is in her district and she said the center provides amazing support and services for her constituents.last_img read more

Trump defends taking FEMA funds for border security

first_imgPresident Trump defended his administration’s reallocation of funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to address the ‘immigration crisis’ at the southern border.’He faced backlash as Hurricane Dorian approached the U.S. mainland.The president said the shifted funds wouldn’t be an issue in responding to Dorian, citing the storm’s change in path farther east.“Originally this was going to be a direct hit into Miami,” Trump told reporters during an Oval Office briefing on the hurricane. “We need help at the border,” he added.Last week, the Trump administration announced it would shift $271 million from within the Department of Homeland Security, including emergency relief funds, to pay for more immigration detention beds at the southern border.Democrats have slammed the decision warning it would hinter relief efforts in the U.S.The president fired back, adding, that the government would be prepared to assist Georgia, South Carolina, and other states.He also noted that Florida appeared to avoid the worst of Dorian after the storm’s path tracked away from the mainland.“We can predict the path, but so far the predicting has been really tough with this particular hurricane,” Trump said.Hurricane Dorian was downgraded to a Category 2 storm on Tuesday and moved towards the Florida coast after coming to a standstill over the Bahamas.The Bahamas seemingly sustained the worst of the storm so far with at least five people dead.“The U.S. sent a disaster response team to the Bahamas after the hurricane hit the islands, reportedly resulting in the deaths of at least five people,” the U.S. Agency for International Development said Tuesday.last_img read more

Buhari Salutes Golden Eaglets on Victory over Ecuador

first_imgGolden Eaglets won the match with two late goals to leave the final scoreline at 3-2 in top of the table clash against Ecuador. The feat guaranteed Nigeria’s qualification into the knock out phase with a game to spare in the.President Buhari, in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja yesterday said: “The fact that the youngsters never gave up, and turned the table against their opponents, is a lesson in persistence and resilience.”The president recommended the can-do spirit displayed by the young boys to Nigerians, urging them to display such in all areas of endeavor, and in national development.While wishing the Eaglets well in their final group match against Australia, which may well be a formality, Buhari pledged government support to the boys as they strive to win the Under-17 World Cup yet again, thus confirming Nigeria’s position as a global power at the cadet level.The win against the South Americans leave Nigeria clear at the top of the Group B table and will face Australia tomorrow in the final match of the phase.Aside the win on Tuesday, another talking point of the match was the first hat trick of the on going tournament by match hero, Ibrahim Said,Not only has Said become the leading scorer at Brazil 2019, he has put Nigeria ahead of other countries regarding the number of hat trick stars in the history of the tournament.He is the sixth Nigerian to score three goals or more in a match after that of Phillip Osondu in a 3-2 defeat of Bolivia on July 14, 1987 at Jeux Canada Games Stadium, Saint John’s New Foundland in Canada.That of Nwankwo Kanu followed 26 years ago when the lanky footballer scored three of the goals in the 8-0 defeat of Canada on August 22, 1993 in Japan.Femi Opabunmi also scored three goals in a 5-1 defeat of Australia on March 23, 2001 in Trinidad & Tobago.The fourth Nigerian to score a hat trick in the competition was Kelechi Iheanacho who netted four times against Mexico in 2013.He is one of the only three players to have scored four goals in an U17 World Cup match.The other two are David of Spain in a match against New Zealand in 1997 and Colombia’s Carlos Hidalgo in the match against Finland in 2003.Victor Osimhen became Nigeria’s fifth player to score a hat trick when he found the net three times in a 6-0 defeat of Australia in a Round of 16 match in 2015.Nigerian Hat Trick Scorers at U17 World Cup1. Phillip Osondu – 3 goals; Nigeria 3-2 Bolivia; July 14, 19872. Nwankwo Kanu – 3 goals; Nigeria 8-0 Canada; Aug 22, 19933. Femi Opabunmi – 3 goals; Nigeria 5-1 Australia; Sep 23, 20014. Kelechi Iheanacho – 4 goals; Nigeria 6-1 Mexico; Oct 19, 20135. Victor Osimhen – 3 goals; Nigeria 6-0AustraliaOct 28, 20156. Ibrahim Said – 3 goals; Nigeria 3-2 Ecuador; Oct. 29, 2019Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Golden Eaglets FIFA U-17 WORLD CUPFemi SolajaPresident Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the performance of the Golden Eaglets in their second match of the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals in Brazil on Tuesday.last_img read more

Gold, silver and three bronze medals for BiH karatekas in Istanbul

first_imgAt the 4th World Shotokan Karate Championship in Istanbul, representative of BiH made extraordinary results.In the competition of 2800 competitors from 42 countries, shotokan karate team of BiH won three bronze, one silver and one gold medal.Thirty three karatekas competed for BiH, with 6 coaches, 7 assistants and one referee. Tabaković Omer, won the gold medal, Tutnjić Šefik won the silver medal and Mujčin Aida, Džomba Amila and the team of BiH karatekas Čičak Damir, Ibraković Albin and Mandžuka Miralem won bronze medal.Apart from the success of BiH karatekas, BiH coaches Semir Hamzić, Gaši Elmir and Omer Tabaković passed the tests for high master title- black belt 7th day, while Davor Vidović with black belt 5th day.last_img