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: 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

My father had wanted me to be a boxer-Abu Azeez

first_img Azeez with teammates at the fifa beach world cup in Paraguay 2019 The Computer mathematics graduate of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education talking from lockdown which rampaging coronavirus pandemic has forced all sports men to embrace said he has continued to train indoors to keep fit as he hopes to be in super form after the covid-19 sabbatical. Azeez who has already netted three goals and three assist this season for Warri Wolves, is hoping to do better when pitch action resumes. “I will like to see the team do better and end the season on a high” even as he  hinted he would like to go into sports administration or analysis after playing. “I see the likes of Okocha, Yobo and others making good analysis of the game and I am encouraged by that and I think that is what I would like to do.  When you retire from football you cannot but remain within the circle,” he submitted. Abu Azeez made his debut for Nigeria at the 2009 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Dubai where he scored twice. Read AlsoBeach Soccer Worldwide ambassadors: Abu Azeez listed Although Nigeria crashed out in the group stage of the competition, it nonetheless served as a launching pad for the former Kwara United ace who went on to win several laurels in beach football including emerging top scorer at the Africa Beach soccer cup of Nations 2013 and African Beach Games 2019. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body”Chronicles Of Narnia” Fans Were Bemused To See How She Looks Now10 Celebrity Dads Who Have A Bad Relationship With Their Kids9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key RoleWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Absolutely Unique Facts About Kanye Warri Wolves forward and Super Sand Eagles sensation Abu Azeez has revealed that he would have been a pugilist after all. The former Enyimba and Rangers international ace said his late father had wanted him to go into boxing as opposed to football.  He however noted that he had to shun the idea according him “I don’t have the heart for that kind of sport” He made the revelation while discussing his career so far on radio 104.7 S.M.A FM. He gave his mother a pat on the back for backing him all the way as he attempted to make his dream of playing football become a reality. He further revealed that his mother aware that he was getting a lot of pressure not to go into football as a career told whoever cared to listen to leave his son a lone to pursue his dream. “My mum simply told everyone to leave me alone to live my life” he enthused Azeez who became an instant hit in beach football where he showed a lot of courage and skill opined that regular football is a cheaper nut to crack than beach football. “Beach football is not easy at all when you finish playing it could take you weeks to overcome the pains,” he submitted.center_img Loading… last_img read more

Time called on Condon career

first_imgDavy Condon has been forced to retire from the saddle due to a spinal injury. Condon had resigned himself to the fact he would be out of action for a lengthy period of time but after seeing a specialist on Wednesday he has been advised to call time on his career. Dr Adrian McGoldrick, chief medical officer of the Irish Turf Club issued a statement on behalf of Condon which read: “Davy Condon suffered a spinal injury in a fall during the Grand National at Aintree. “This was on the background of a previous spinal concussion from which he had recovered fully and had been passed fit to ride by our consultant neurologist. “Davy was reviewed yesterday by Dr Brian Murray, Consultant Neurologist, on behalf of the Turf Club. “Dr Murray has recommended that Davy retire from horse riding, be it professional or recreational, due to the risk of further spinal injury. “Davy has been referred by Dr Murray for a neurosurgical opinion as he has an ongoing disc lesion in his neck. “Davy has fully accepted the medical advice and will be liaising with the Irish Jockeys’ Trust with a view to future career options.” Condon’s best days in the saddle in recent years came when riding for Gordon Elliott and the trainer was quick to take to Twitter to pay tribute to him. Press Association Condon was riding Portrait King in the Grand National at Aintree when he fell at the third-last, leaving him with a spinal concussion. It was the second time within a year that he suffered a similar injury. “Very sad to say that Davy Condon has been forced to retire from racing due to injury,” said Elliott. “Davy has been an integral part of the team and has ridden some of the biggest winners I have had in my short career. “Davy will not only be missed by myself, he is a very popular person in the industry and here at Cullentra. “We all wish him the very best of luck with whatever he chooses to do next with his career and if we can help in any way, we will not hesitate to do so. “Thanks for everything Davy, we’ve had some great memories together.” Condon’s last major win came at Ascot in The Ladbroke on the Elliott-trained Bayan, which was only his third ride back since the first bad back injury he suffered in August. His last Grade One success came on Pat Fahy’s Morning Assembly at the 2013 Punchestown Festival and he also won a Powers Gold Cup on Realt Mor for Elliott earlier that season. The early days of his career were spent with Willie Mullins and he first came to prominence to British race fans when winning the 2007 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on Ebaziyan. last_img read more

Los Angeles Dodgers frustrated by non-call in ninth in loss to San Francisco Giants

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “(Kelly) blocked him,” Mattingly said. “The third base coach is not allowed to block the runner from continuing in. It’s obviously interference. They missed the call, basically. I don’t know who’s supposed to be watching but they weren’t watching.”The explanation Mattingly received from third base umpire Fieldin Culbreth was simple: “He was watching the play.”Blanco told reporters that he did make contact with Kelly, “but I was already stopping. It wasn’t like he stopped me. I was already on the base. It wasn’t like he grabbed me.”Frustrating as it was, the Dodgers’ ninth-inning jam was of their own making.Buster Posey led off the inning with a one-out single off Chris Hatcher (0-2), whose next pitch hit Justin Maxwell. Howell relieved Hatcher and allowed an opposite-field single to Brandon Belt, loading the bases when Blanco stopped at third. Even Howell admitted that losing the game on a coach’s interference would not have been satisfying.“They still got the hits they needed,” Howell said. “That would have been luck. That would have been just straight lucky. I don’t know if (Blanco) was going to run or not. It’d be nice to get ‘em out truly, not from a coach touching somebody. I’d rather just get ‘em out.”And yet, that might not have been the most frustrating part of the loss.After Hatcher’s pitch hit Maxwell, it ricocheted off the helmet of catcher A.J. Ellis, then off a knuckle on his bare (right) throwing hand. Ellis had to leave the game after he was unable to make a couple of short throws back to first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.Ellis told reporters after the game that X-rays on his hand were negative.Alex Guerrero’s pinch-hit, two-run home run brought the Dodgers back from a 2-0 deficit in the sixth inning against Madison Bumgarner. The Giants got both their runs off Clayton Kershaw in the third inning, using the same brand of small ball they used to strike first Tuesday. Joaquin Arias led off the inning with a single. Brandon Crawford walked and Bumgarner bunted both runners over.Norichika Aoki then hit a ground ball to shortstop, where Jimmy Rollins elected to throw to first base to get the sure out. Crawford advanced to third base and score on a single by Matt Duffy. The starting pitchers but did not figure into the decision. It was the first time the reigning regular season MVP and World Series MVP opposed each other on the mound. Both pitchers saw their workdays end at 9:19 p.m., when Guerrero pinch hit for Kershaw and hit Bumgarner’s final pitch for a home run to left field.center_img SAN FRANCISCO — They say you can throw both teams’ records out the window when the Dodgers play the Giants.They didn’t say anything about the rulebook.Dodgers manager Don Mattingly had a few reasons to be frustrated after the Giants won, 3-2, on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday at AT&T Park. Chief among them: a non-call by the umpires after Giants third base coach Roberto Kelly appeared to interfere with Gregor Blanco as Blanco rounded third base on a single to left field.Blanco tagged up and scored when the next batter, Joe Panik, flew out to center field, ending the game.last_img read more

Walda ‘Granda’ Eaton, 70, Wellington: January 22, 1943 – May 7, 2013

first_imgWanda EatonWanda “Granda” Eaton, of Wellington, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at in Wellington at the age of 70.Wanda was born the daughter of Thelma Maye (White) and Robert Eaton on  January 22, 1943 in Wichita.Survivors include daughter, Tonya Acosta of Wellington, sister, Linda Smith and her husband Carl of Wellington, grandson, Tomas Ruben Acosta and his companion Elaine Rausch of Haysville, great- grandchildren, Isahia Acosta and Sophia Marie Acosta both of Haysville, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and numerous loved ones.She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Lydia Bollock, children Jimmy Dale Rodgers and Lottie Mae Abernathy.Wanda was a loving mother, friend and giver. She was a professional dog groomer and was notable women in Texas for dog grooming. She made one of a kind handcrafted wind chimes.Memorial services for Wanda will take place at 2:00 pm. Tuesday May, 14, 2013 in the Day Funeral Home chapel, 1030 Mission Rd. Wellington.Memorials have been established in her loving memory with Wellington Humane Society, Box 494, Wellington 67152. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more