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Weekly unemployment claims jump 302

first_imgFor the week of October 23, 2010, there were 1.054 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance, an increase of 302 from the week before, as claims are trending upward in October. Altogether 7,697 new and continuing claims were filed, an increase of 292 from a week ago and 2,284 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 2,706 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 81 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 1,520 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is an increase of 4 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

LMC Fines Katsina Utd N1m for Not Allowing Rangers, Four Others…

first_imgThe League Management Company (LMC) has fined Katsina United N1million and a possible banishment from the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium for severally not allowing visiting teams access to train on their registered home ground for matches as provided by the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Framework and Rules.LMC announced the penalties Wednesday after reviewing the complaints by three other clubs and a similar complaint by Rangers International that they were prevented from gaining access to the Mohammed Dikko Stadium on Tuesday for a rescheduled fixture.Following a charge of misconduct in breach of Rule C1 of the Rules, the LMC exercised its summary jurisdiction to impose the fine on Katsina United. LMC’s Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar LMC’s Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar, in a letter conveying the decision to the club, stated, “You are in breach of Rule C1 (Misconduct) of the Framework and Rules of the Nigeria Professional Football League, in that you severally prevented or failed to permit the visiting teams from gaining access to your registered home ground for the scheduled pre-match training, thereby failing, inter alia, to act in the best interest of the game and comply with the principles of fair play and sportsmanship”.“Consequently, the LMC intends to exercise its summary jurisdiction and to impose on you the following sanctions: 1. A fine of One Million Naira (N1, 000, 000.00) for the several acts of misconduct and 2. A caution, to wit, in the event of a repeated breach, further or more severe sanctions could be applied, including but not limited to relocation of the club to another ground in the overriding interest and other considerations,” observed LMC in a statement yesterday evening.Katsina United has under the rules 48 hours to respond in writing with an option to accept the decision of the LMC or enter for a hearing.MFM, Kwara United, Insurance of Benin and Lobi Stars variously complained of inability to access the stadium for pre-match training.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Grassley says child care access a Iowa House GOP priority for 2020

first_imgJOHNSTON — The new leader of Republicans in the Iowa House says increasing the options Iowa parents have for child care is likely to be a priority in the next legislative session.Pat Grassley’s GOP peers elevated him to the role of House Speaker-select earlier this month and the House Republican Caucus will reconvene soon to discuss its 2020 agenda. “In the conversations we have had, I can tell the issues that we have before us. It’s going to be things like workforce,” Grassley says. “…Our caucus is going to be interested in issues of child care, not just access, but issued of affordability.”This past spring, the Iowa House sent the Senate a bill that would significantly boost the state tax credit Iowans may claim for child care expenses. There are hundreds of millions of dollars worth of other tax credits already offered to businesses and individual taxpayers. Next Wednesday, Grassley and nine other legislators who are part of a review committee will hold their first meeting to discuss the full range of state tax credits.“We’re not out to try to just dismantle every tax credit. That’s not the intention of what we’re trying to do,” Grassley says. “I think there’s a lot of them that we probably can look at and say: ‘OK, could this money to spent better doing something different? Could we re-purpose it and try to use it in a different manner?’”Grassley made his comments on the Iowa Public Television program “Iowa Press” that aired over the weekend. During Friday’s morning’s taping, Grassley said he has no interest in changing Iowa’s non-partisan process for re-drawing legislative district lines after the next census.“I’ve been very clear that I will not support changing the redistricting,” Grassley said. “I went through probably the most expensive primary as a sitting legislator that anyone’s ever been a part of. If anyone have any problems with it, I think I would qualif for that, but I don’t think we should change the process. We have a good process in the state.”When legislative district lines were reconfigured for the 2012 election, Grassley and fellow House Republican Annette Sweeney of Alden lived in the same district and had to run against one another in a primary, which Grassley won. This January, when the legislature convenes, Grassley’s title will change from Speaker-select to Speaker after he’s formally elected in a public vote on the House floor.last_img read more