US economy adds 4.8m jobs as recovery continues

first_img Show Comments ▼ Harry Robertson Thursday 2 July 2020 2:14 pm The jobs data from the Bureau for Labor Statistics showed that black people are more likely to be unemployed than white people in a country that has been convulsed by protests over racism over the last two months. Average hourly earnings fell by 1.2 per cent, quicker than the 0.7 per cent fall economists were expecting. The number of permanent staff appointments fell in October as rising Covid-19 cases weighed heavily on recruitment plans. (Getty Images) Also Read: US economy adds 4.8m jobs as recovery continues Nonetheless, the news will cheer policymakers and President Donald Trump. The rebound in the US jobs market has shocked economists, who were almost all forecasting a far worse performance.  The US economy added 4.8m jobs in June, the biggest increase since records began in 1939, in the latest sign that the country is rebounding sharply from the depths of the coronavirus crisis in April. However, the US’s economic recovery is far from guaranteed. Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country, prompting states such as Texas and Florida to pull back from plans to reopen. The number of permanent staff appointments fell in October as rising Covid-19 cases weighed heavily on recruitment plans. (Getty Images) Last month, the unemployment rate dropped to 13.3 per cent in May from 14.7 per cent in April. This confounded analysts who had predicted it would surge to 19.8 per cent. “A labour market recovery may be further endangered by the latest spike in infection rates in various states,” he said. The unemployment rate for black Americans is 15.4 per cent, for Hispanic people it is 14.5 per cent but for the white population it is 10.1 per cent. Share US economy adds 4.8m jobs as recovery continues The number of permanent staff appointments fell in October as rising Covid-19 cases weighed heavily on recruitment plans. (Getty Images) Also Read: US economy adds 4.8m jobs as recovery continues Yet Flynn pointed out that the headline figures mask some weakness in the economy. “Continued jobless claims over the past few weeks suggest that many job losses may become permanent as businesses struggle to reopen and unused resources and skills become outdated.” The unemployment rate fell to 11.1 per cent in June – still extremely high by historical standards – from 13.3 per cent in May. Analysts had predicted a fall to 12.3 per cent. whatsapp “Today’s upbeat US jobs report will build upon the market’s positive momentum from last month’s data,” Richard Flynn, UK managing director at Charles Schwab. whatsapp More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comlast_img read more

No Doubt Returns to the Stage

first_imgUncategorizedNo Doubt Returns to the StageAnd not a moment too soonBy Sonya Singh – November 27, 2012866ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItThough they’ve long since reached the stratosphere of pop stardom, Saturday was a night of firsts for No Doubt. First new material they’ve released since 2001. First time they’ve taken the stage in Los Angeles since 2009. But this weekend the band, now going on 25 years, reminded the crowd at the Gibson Amphitheatre why they haven’t lost their edge. In the first of seven shows at this venue, they played a career-spanning set highlighted by material from their new album, Push and Shove. The Anaheim quartet had some opening-night jitters, with extended silences between the first few songs, but it didn’t take long for them to loosen up. Supported by Grouplove and Nico Vega, the seemingly ageless Gwen Stefani and co. exhibited their usual confidence and exuberance. Pop numbers like “Hella Good” drew the most energy from the crowd, and they hit their stride with an acoustic stretch, but No Doubt shone brightest on older alt-rock tracks like “Sunday Morning” and “Just A Girl.” “You guys are like the dress rehearsal we get to try this out on,” said Stefani, 43, clad in a sparkly black and white dress, black boots and checkered nail polish. “But you got your tickets first, so you’re like the super duper crowd. Thank you.” Backed by longtime brass players Gabrial McNair and Stephen Bradley, Stefani and band mates Tom Dumont (guitar), Tony Kanal (bass), and Adrian Young (drums) then launched into “Total Hate,” a fan-selected track from1995’s Beacon Street Collection that they once said they’d never play again. If No Doubt’s killer set didn’t solidify their relevance on its own, the diversity of the crowd— a mishmash of parents toting their toddlers, ska punks, longtime fans and fans not yet born when the diamond-certified Tragic Kingdom was released — proved No Doubt has impressive cross-generational appeal. “I’m a rough and tough/ Nothin’s gonna knock this girl down,” sang Stefani, on their newest single “Settle Down,” and no one in the crowd could argue with that. No Doubt returns to the Gibson tonight and every second night after that until Dec. 6. Tickets are still available. TAGSConcertGwen StefaniL.A. CultureMusicNo DoubtRockPrevious articleFive Questions for Michael ConnellyNext articleThe American Cinematheque Honors Ben Stiller For “Nothing Specific”Sonya Singh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORSong Catalogs Are Selling for Big Bucks, but Will the Trend End on a Bum Note?Coachella Sets a Date for Its 2022 Comeback18-Year-Old Singer-Songwriter Ai Bendr Just Wants to Be Honestlast_img read more

Premium / Market Insight: Who’s really behind the multi-billion dollar claim against DSV?

first_img© Pixattitude Reset Email* Password* Forgotten your password? Please click here Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Please Login New Premium subscriber REGISTER Email*center_img The lawsuit against DSV, in which the Danish forwarder is potentially on the hook for several billions of dollars in damages, has taken an interesting twist.(Our previous coverage is here, background; and here)A quick recapLast year, North American Sugar Industries filed a lawsuit claiming that DSV (now DSV Panalpina), along with BBC Chartering, had used a port it had owned in Cuba, but which was expropriated by the Cuban government during the revolution.A US-certified document from 1969 stated that American … Reset Your Password LOGIN Premium subscriber LOGIN Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium By Alex Lennane 19/04/2021 << Go backlast_img read more

BREAKING: 44 more deaths reported from Coronavirus in Ireland today as recovery stats included for the first time

first_img By Alan Hartnett – 21st April 2020 Previous articleMajor expansion confirmed for Laois secondary schoolNext articleElectric Picnic promoter says ‘most shows will go back 12 months’ following new Coronavirus directive Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Home News BREAKING: 44 more deaths reported from Coronavirus in Ireland today as recovery… News 730 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of 44 from yesterday.It is important to note that not all of these people passed away today and that this is the number that were reported to the Department of Health today.These people will have passed away in recent days and not just today.While for the first time they have given stats on recoveries. 55% of patients have now fully recovered.An examination of the first 15,186 cases shows that 8,377 people have recovered. These are people who did not attend hospital and were cared for from their homes.A further 856 have recovered having being discharged from hospital.Of those reported as having died today, 37 of from the east, 2 from the west, 2 in the north-west and 3 in the south.26 are female and 18 are male while the median age of those is 87.Meanwhile, the Department of Health has also said in addition to the people diagnosed with Covid-19 who have died as of yesterday and where there have been laboratory confirmed tests, there are also a further 77 ‘probable’ Covid-19 deaths.While there has been a total of 388 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today.This is an increase on the 15,652 cases from yesterday and takes the overall total to 16,040.There are now 177 cases of Coronavirus in Laois.Northern Ireland, the UK and globally There have been nine further deaths from Coronavirus in hospitals in Northern Ireland, bringing the total to 216.While there has been a massive 40% spike in UK Coronavirus deaths with 873 new fatalities reported in past 24 hours.The total deaths are now 17,382 and that doesn’t include the thousands more that are believed to have died in care homes and communities.Italy’s Prime Minister has said that by the weekend he will outline the steps the country will take, to loosen restrictions, reopen the economy and emerge from the coronavirus crisis.There are now more than 2,530,000 cases globally with at least one in almost every country on the planet. Almost 175,000 people have died. While 667,000 have recovered.Links to today’s other Coronavirus stories Government ban all mass gatherings until August due to CoronavirusElectric Ireland and Pieta House launch urgent Darkness Into Light ‘Sunrise’ appeal for fundsStudying during Coronavirus: Heywood student on prepping for state exams in a pandemicFears for Malting Barley growers as significant downturn in drinks salesHSE seeking ‘voluntary redeployment of staff’ to help Laois nursing home following pleaLaois Labour calls for ‘May Day Solidarity Pandemic Payment’ for healthcare workersBord Na MonaBord na Móna has confirmed that they are to lay off 230 employees.They say that they have taken the decision after an unprecedented fall in commercial revenues and a collapse in their horticultural sales.Beds and Tests New Health Service Executive figures show that there are 797 patients in hospitals with Covid-19 and 321 suspected cases awaiting test results. The HSE operational update up to last night shows that there are now 1,855 vacant general acute public beds in the hospital system.There are also 140 vacant critical care beds. The hospitals with the largest number of Covid-19 patients are the Mater in Dublin 103, Beaumont 97 and Tallaght with 73.Outside of Dublin, Our Lady of Lourdes in Drogheda has 36 Covid-19 patients, Limerick 36 and Letterkenny 34.Tidy Towns The Tidy Towns competition will not take place this summer following confirmation that all major public gatherings above 5,000 people have been banned until the end of August.The Tidy Towns contest, won last year by Glaslough, Co Monaghan has been held annually for the last 62 years – first taking place in 1958.The Tidy Towns Competition involves just under 1,000 communities and judging gets underway every June.Important information Symptoms of Covid-19 include:CoughShortness of breathFeverBreathing difficulties.Further resources:The HSE: Official advice on the coronavirus in Ireland. This is being updated based on the number of confirmed cases and how the virus spreads in Ireland.The Department of Foreign Affairs: Official advice on where to avoid travelling to. Also a resource for those who are abroad.The World Health Organization (WHO): The UN agency on global public health publishes statements and daily situation reports based on the latest data.European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): The EU agency on the number of cases, deaths and how it’s spreading in Europe.The Johns Hopkins University map: A heat map of the confirmed cases across the world.A helpline for older people who are concerned about the coronavirus has been launched by Alone. The number is 0818 222 024, and it’s open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm.SEE ALSO – For more Coronavirus stories click here Pinterest TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic News Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role BREAKING: 44 more deaths reported from Coronavirus in Ireland today as recovery stats included for the first time Twitter Facebook Electric Picnic Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebooklast_img read more

CU-Boulder Alerting Students And Faculty In Wake Of Compromised Continuing Education Computers

first_imgThe University of Colorado at Boulder today announced that it discovered three computers in the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies were compromised and that one of the computers contains private data (i.e. names, Social Security numbers, addresses, grades) of approximately 9,000 students and approximately 500 instructors.Although at this time there is no reason to believe that the data on the computer has been accessed, the university will be contacting the affected students and instructors to provide guidance about how to protect their identities.An analysis of the data compromise is being conducted by a computer forensics firm hired by the university. While this analysis is still in progress, it is believed that this data compromise affects some students who were enrolled in Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies courses between 1997 and 2003, as well as some instructors employed by the division. The university will mail letters to affected parties by the end of next week.”The university and I are deeply troubled that this compromise occurred despite efforts under way across campus to address computer security,” said Chancellor G.P. “Bud” Peterson. “We will continue and strengthen our security efforts and hold our departments accountable for their success.”CU-Boulder IT security investigators on April 24 discovered a malicious file on the computers and began analyzing log files to determine the extent of the exposure and whether any information was accessed. The investigators are still trying to determine the intent of the malicious file and whether it allowed the perpetrator to gain access to any private data.”My colleagues and I in Continuing Education regret and apologize for this unfortunate event. We are doing everything in our power to work with IT officials to assure the security of our computers and to remove the private data from them,” said Dean of Continuing Education Anne Heinz.Over the past few years, the CU-Boulder campus has stepped up efforts to increase security awareness and address IT security. These efforts have included:o Launching a campus risk assessment process in 2005 to identify campus IT security risks and to locate and eliminate unnecessary databases of Social Security and credit card numbers;o Switching from Social Security numbers to a student identification number system in 2005;o Using a restrictive network firewall installed in August 2006 that has greatly reduced the campus’s exposure to vulnerabilities;o Conducting computer security training for all employees.Students and faculty who believe they may have been affected by the compromise can find more information about protecting themselves following a data exposure at www.colorado.edu/itsecurity/contedu/. Published: April 25, 2008 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Health Ministry sets up task force to ensure optimal use of equipment

first_imgRelatedHealth Ministry sets up task force to ensure optimal use of equipment RelatedHealth Ministry sets up task force to ensure optimal use of equipment RelatedHealth Ministry sets up task force to ensure optimal use of equipment Health Ministry sets up task force to ensure optimal use of equipment Health & WellnessJuly 12, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Health has set up an Equipment Performance Taskforce (EPTF), in an effort to develop a framework for the optimal use of medical equipment and to help standardise the equipment procurement process. Making his contribution to the 2012/13 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on July 11, Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, said the proposed policy framework will guide the management of medical equipment in the public health sector. He noted that the policy will also seek to: provide the overarching framework for the development of operating, preventative maintenance and equipment replacement procedures which, when implemented, will ensure that the established equipment performance standards are maintained. Additionally, it will seek to recommend training for the personnel who will operate the equipment; strengthen the existing mechanisms for monitoring and reporting on the performance of medical equipment, including a database of medical equipment; and guide the development of a list of the minimum medical equipment required for the effective delivery of primary care and dental health services. Dr. Ferguson further informed that on the recommendation of the Taskforce, the Ministry applied for, and received permission from the National Contracts Commission (NCC) to standardise on the manufacturer for X-Ray equipment, autoclaves and patient monitors. By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporter Advertisementslast_img read more

Anastasia Foster talks rent control

first_imgHomeNewsCity CouncilAnastasia Foster talks rent control Oct. 24, 2016 at 2:02 pmCity CouncilAnastasia Foster talks rent controlGuest Author5 years agoanastasia fostercity councilelectionrent controlrent control boardSanta Monica City Councilsanta monica daily presssanta monica election Meet the Candidates of this years ElectionEveryday this week from Oct. 24 –Oct. 28 the Santa Monica Daily Press will post a video of candidates that came forward to express their ideas regarding Santa Monica. Every candidate has a different question. The video will range from 2-4 minutes. Meet the candidates of this year’s election. Don’t forget voting is Nov.8.Anastasia Foster is a businesswoman running for re election for the Rent Control Board. Advocate for renters right in Santa Monica. She discusses the importance of apartments being homes not a hopping off point for the city.Tags :anastasia fostercity councilelectionrent controlrent control boardSanta Monica City Councilsanta monica daily presssanta monica electionshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentArmen Melkonians on public infrastructureCaroline Torosis talks rent control contributionYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsCity opens application process to fill McKeown’s vacant council seatClara Harter6 days agoFeaturedNewsRent Board announces general adjustment effective SeptemberBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCity and Coalition settle legal battleBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCity leaders talk riots, report and moreBrennon Dixson4 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCouncil readies for Tuesday meetingBrennon Dixson1 month agoCity CouncilFeaturedNewsSanta Monica releases riot reportBrennon Dixson1 month agolast_img read more

SMMUSD to forge new early learning program

first_imgHomeNewsEducationSMMUSD to forge new early learning program Jan. 21, 2019 at 4:40 amEducationFeaturedNewsPublicSMMUSD to forge new early learning programAngel Carreras2 years agosmmusd Santa Monica schools will soon start their own self-funded early learning program, eschewing Head Start. The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District school board unanimously voted at a Thursday, January 17 board meeting to not renew a five-year contract through the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) for Head Start services.For 2019-2020, LACOE wanted to begin a 5-year grant commitment with the district in which the district would have both Head Start and Early Head Start, doubling the students for Early Head Start and getting Head Start enrollment to 112 students. This would’ve awarded the district with $1,621,328 in grant money.The district will instead eschew that route and fund an SMMUSD Early Learning program for five years at $1 million per year. District staff say this program will provide the high-quality preschool opportunities to resident families who qualify under district guidelines. The new program proposal was first proposed last month. Dr. Susan Samarge-Powell, director of Child Development Services at SMMUSD, argued that the new program would be less restrictive than Head Start and better aligned with the district’s educational goals with program support bolstered by preexisting district frameworks. The program would cost $800,000 per year or around $11,500 per student, an upfront cost Samarge-Powell says would pay itself off later by reducing costs, supporting students throughout their educational careers as opposed to during only Head Start.Samarge-Powell says the new program is built upon the tenets of accessibility, equitability, and flexibility. “We want to expand opportunities for in-depth support for students, develop class environments that reflect economic diversity and provide learning experiences aligned with district philosophy,” Samarge-Powell said.Samarge-Powell was careful to note that this program is less a total reinvention of Head Start and more of an expansion of services, emulating Head Start in the context of district continuity.Public reaction was mixed. With over ten speakers, reactions ranged from “impressed” to some speakers taking issue with abandoning Head Start funds and putting stress on local funds.Next steps for the program include executing communication and outreach plans as well as defining enrollment criteria and [email protected] Tags :smmusdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentEarthTalk: Environmentally friendly banksSPY’s HOMIE! Program Pairs Homeless Youth with Community Mentors to Support with Housing SearchYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agolast_img read more

Portuguese mobile consolidation on the cards

first_img FinancialOptimusPortugalZon Portugal mulls rule changes as 5G auction drags on AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 JAN 2013 Portugal app store wins case against Google Previous ArticlePhones 4u to launch as MVNO on EE; 4G offering due by year-endNext ArticleTelefonica Germany to launch P2P payments, mobile wallet trial Tim Ferguson Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Altice Portugal eyes mobile moneycenter_img Tags Related Money Home Portuguese mobile consolidation on the cards Author Portugal’s Optimus and Zon have agreed to merge in order to compete more effectively with market leader Portugal Telecom, Reuters reports.The boards of number-three mobile operator Optimus and Zon Multimedia — which runs an MVNO on Vodafone’s network — approved the merger on Monday.Zon Multimedia is also the country’s leading pay-TV operator.The deal will create the country’s second largest telecoms firm, with 26 percent of the Portuguese telecoms market and revenues of around EUR1.6 billion.Optimus shareholders will be granted an equivalent of 40 percent of the combined entity with Zon valued at around 1.5 times more than Optimus, the mobile unit of Sonaecom. A joint statement by the companies said that synergies will be between EUR350 million and EUR400 million.The companies said the merger will also help them expand internationally. Zon is active in Angola and Mozambique through its 30 percent stake in pay-TV business Zap, which is owned by Zon investor, Isabel dos Santos.Dos Santos — who is the daughter of Angola’s president and is the biggest shareholder of Angolan mobile operator Unitel — pushed the deal after raising her stake in Zon to 30 percent in June.According to Wireless Intelligence, Portugal Telecom’s TMN has close to 7.4 million mobile connections, followed by Vodafone with 6.7 million connections and Optimus with 3.6 million.last_img read more

Operators call for European digital plan

first_imgHome Operators call for European digital plan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 DEC 2019 The chief executives of the largest operator groups in the European Union called for a consistent digital industrial policy alongside measures to reduce the cost of deploying fixed and mobile networks.A statement published by the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO) and signed by the executives, outlined four focus areas to ensure optimal use of digital communications networks to drive industrial and societal change.The executives called for a strategy backed by politicians, industrial leaders and other organisations within the economic bloc.Measures proposed include a united industrial policy to help the region’s businesses compete on the global stage; measures enabling “European innovation” in data for IoT and AI; rules to lower the cost of deploing network infrastructure; and moves to address fragmentation in the telecommunications market.The group said its aims would help meet wider goals outlined by new European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen in a speech outlining the priorities for her premiership last week (27 November). She formally took the role on 1 December.CEOs backing the document include Timotheus Hottges (Deutsche Telekom); Nick Read (Vodafone Group); Stephane Richard (Orange); Jose Maria Alvarez Pallete (Telefonica); and Sigve Brekke (Telenor). Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more ETNO warns Europe €300B needed for 5G Previous ArticleNokia seeks end to auto industry patent complaintsNext ArticleSouth Africa regulator takes on competition concerns Related Industry CEOs join Europe green digital initiative Tags Chris Donkin La ETNO advierte a Europa de que habrá que invertir 300.000 millones de euros en 5G ETNOEuropean Commisionlast_img read more