Vermont jobless claims down for week, up from last year

first_imgWeek Ending August 30, 2008There were 606 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 251 from the week before. Altogether 7,019 new and continuing claims were filed, 206 less than a week ago and 2,057 more than a year earlier. In addition, the Department processed 1,801 claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008, a decrease of 132 from last week.The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: is external)Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: is external)last_img

Australia, India and Pakistan storm into super league quarterfinals

first_img(ICC) – Left-arm spinner Anukul Roy took four for 20 and Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 90 to help India fashion a 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe as the ICC U-19 World cup continued in New Zealand.In other matches, opener Nathan McSweeney slammed 156 and fast bowler Jason Ralston produced a record haul of seven for 15 as Australia thumped Papua New Guinea by 311 runs.Both former champions progressed to the Super League quarterfinals from Group B on the seventh day of tournament.Also joining in the Super League quarterfinals were former champions Pakistan who defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets in a Group D match.Pakistan will now wait for the outcome of the Afghanistan versus Ireland match on Saturday in Whangarei to find out if they will top the group or finish runners-up.The three sides have now joined Afghanistan, England, New Zealand and South Africa, while the England and Canada match on Saturday will decide if Bangladesh also goes through to the Super League quarterfinals, which will start on Monday, 22 January.Roy, who had finished with five wickets in the previous match against PNG, bowled an immaculate line and length as India dismissed the opposition for only 154 and got to the target in quick time with openers Shubman Gill and Aveet Desai returning unbeaten on 90 and 56, respectively.The three-time champions finished with three wins, including a 100-run victory over Australia earlier in the league, which proved decisive in the final standings.For Australia, who finished behind India in the group stage, Ralston ripped through the PNG batting, his seven for 15 the best-ever to date in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup and second best at the U19 level. His effort came at the back of another remarkable effort, when opener Nathan McSweeney clobbered a punishing 156 to help post a huge 370 for eight.Scores in brief:Group BAustralia beat PNG by 311 runs, Lincoln 3, ChristchurchAustralia 370-8, 50 overs (Nathan McSweeney 156, Jason Sangha 88, Param Uppal 61; James Tau 2-42, Leke Morea 2-59, Sema Kamea 2-63, Daure Aiga 2-89)PNG 59 all out, 24.5 overs (Jason Ralston 7-15)Player of the match:  Nathan McSweeney (Australia)India beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets, Bay Oval, TaurangaZimbabwe 154 all out, 48.1 overs (Milton Shumba 36, Liam Roche 31, Wesley Madhevere 30; Anjukul Roy 4-20, Arshdeep Singh 2-10, Abhishek Sharma 2-22).India 155 for no loss, 21.4 overs (Shubman Gill 90 not out, Aveet Desai 56 not out)Player of the match: Shubman GillGroup DPakistan beat Sri Lanka by three wickets, Cobham Oval, WhangareiSri Lanka 188 all out, 48.2 overs (Jehan Daniel 53, Ashen Bandara 37; Suleman Shafqat 3-29, Shaheen Afridi 2-41)Pakistan 190-7, 43.3 overs (Ali Zaryab Asif 59, Mohammad Zaid Alam 28; Thisara Rashmika 3-47)Player of the match: Ali Zaryab AsifSaturday’s fixtures:Kenya v Windies, Lincoln 3, Christchurch (Group A)New Zealand v South Africa, Bay Oval, Tauranga (Group A)Canada v England, John Davies Oval, Queenstown (Group C)Afghanistan v Ireland, Cobham Oval, Whangarei (Group D)last_img read more

Gaming and tourism help drive Macau GDP growth in 2Q18

first_img APE completes new installation of Konami’s “Fortune Cup” at MGM Cotai RelatedPosts Load More Macau sees 20.6% increase in visitors in 1H19 but length of stay falling Macau’s gaming and tourism sector played a key role in driving Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the three months to 30 June 2018, which rose 6.0% year-on-year in real terms.The Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) said that the GDP boost was due to the steady growth in exports of services and private consumption, despite growth slowing compared with the 9.2% increase in 1Q18. MGM Cotai ramp drives MGM China to 26% increase in net revenue in 2Q19 External demand was a key contributing factor, particularly from the exports of good which rose 30.0% and the exports of gaming services and tourism services, which increased by 13.7% and 13.0% respectively. Imports of goods increased by 10.0%.Private investment in fixed assets fell by 18.9% year-on-year due to the successive completion of large-scale tourism and entertainment facilities, including MGM COTAI, and residential buildings.For the first half of 2018, the economy of Macau grew by 7.6% year-on-year in real terms, with the exports of goods up 20.3%.Exports of gaming services and tourism services rose by 15.1% and 16.3% respectively over the six months to 30 June 2018.last_img read more