Vermont disaster unemployment assistance filing deadline extended to November 21

first_imgThe Vermont Department of Labor is pleased to announce that the US Department of Labor has approved Vermont’s request to extend the filing deadline for Individual Disaster Unemployment Assistance to November 21, 2011. The previous filing deadline for individuals for individuals in Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham, and Windsor was October 7, 2011 and for individuals in Franklin, Lamoille and Orleans Counties the deadline was October 21, 2011. The US Department of Labor notified Vermont today that they have approved Vermont’s request to extend the filing deadlines for all of the counties that were declared a disaster area as a result of the effects of Tropical Storm Irene. The covered disaster assistance period continues to begin on August 27, 2011 and end on March 3, 2012.  The first payable week remains week ending September 3, 2011. An individual must be continuously unemployed as a direct result of the disaster in order to continue to receive Disaster Unemployment Assistance. If eligible, he or she can collect benefits for the weeks during which they meet the necessary criteria. Individuals who experience temporary job loss as a result of the disaster and who do not qualify for State Unemployment Insurance Benefits, such as self-employed individuals, may also be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. To ensure that all disaster victims have an opportunity to file a timely application for DUA, we request an extension to the DUA application period for Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham, Windsor, Franklin, Lamoille and Orleans Counties creating a uniform deadline of November 21, 2011.   An individual may qualify to receive Disaster Unemployment Assistance if: You were injured in the disaster and are unable to work, whether you are an employee or self-employed.Your workplace was damaged, destroyed, or you cannot work because of the disaster.Your transportation to work is not available.You cannot get to your job because you must travel through the impacted area where means of transportation are not available.You were about to begin working, but could not because of the disaster.You derived most of you income from areas affected by the disaster, and your business is down as a direct result of the disaster. Please call the Vermont Department of Labor’s Claim Assistance Line at 1-877-214-3330 if you are an unemployed worker or self-employed individual who lived, worked, or was scheduled to work in a county that has been declared a disaster area by the federal government to determine you eligibility for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. For more information, please visit is external).last_img read more

Mbeki condemns attacks

first_imgTamara O’ReillyCalling the events of the last two weeks “an absolute disgrace”, President Thabo Mbeki has publicly condemned the recent spate of violent attacks on foreigners by South Africans.Speaking to the nation via a radio and television broadcast on Sunday 25 May – it also being Africa Day or the day when the African Union was formed – Mbeki said the nation should mark the day with their heads bowed.“Never since the birth of our democracy, have we witnessed such callousness. As part of the reflection that Africa Day requires of all of us, we must acknowledge the events of the past two weeks as an absolute disgrace.”Attacks on foreigners have gained momentum since they began two weeks ago, starting in Johannesburg and spreading to Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Cape Town. Media reports around the world have featured shocking images of violence against foreigners, including cold-blooded acts of murder, brutal assault, looting and destruction of their property.Attackers are claiming that foreigners provide cheap labour, robbing South Africans of jobs and that they are responsible for crime. But whatever the reasons, says Mbeki, these attacks are unacceptable and senseless. “Whatever concerns exist, including those about housing, jobs and so on, these can and must be addressed in a manner that is consistent with the dignified, humane and caring characteristics that define the majority of our people – not through criminal means. They must be addressed through the structures of our democratic system.”According to police reports, so far 50 foreigners have been killed, about 35 000 have been displaced and thousands who are here legally, illegally or as asylum seekers are leaving the country. It is believed that about three million foreigners live in South Africa.The president’s broadcast came amid accusations from political leaders and analysts that Mbeki has not done enough to deal with the attacks. “It was a very good speech but belated,” said analyst Sipho Seepe of the South African Institute of Race Relations on public radio SABC on Monday. “The challenge is not about condemnation it’s about taking steps immediately when there is mayhem in the country.”Last week Mbeki called in the South African National Defence Force to quell the outbreak of violence in provinces around the country and citizens and various organisations have rallied together to provide shelter and food for those displaced by the attacks. Mbeki added that although these attacks taint the country’s image, not all South Africans should be painted with the same brush.“Many of our people, black and white, have come out to condemn this barbarity, offering food, shelter and clothing to those affected,” said Mbeki. “We commend and thank all these patriots and appeal to them to continue their good work, to reject and isolate the criminals in our midst and extend a hand of friendship to our foreign guests who are nothing more than our fellow human beings.”Mbeki said that South Africans should not forget that the county’s democracy was achieved through support from other African countries. “We must never forget that our economy was built by the combined labour of Africans drawn from all countries of our region, many of whom died in our mines together with their fellow South African workers.“Neither should we forget that many people from other African countries helped to build our liberation movement, while many in our region died because of apartheid aggression as they supported us in the struggle to defeat apartheid.”Tutu apologises for inhumanityArchbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu, well known as an outspoken champion of human rights, last week expressed his sorrow over the violence. “I want to apologise, to ask for forgiveness on behalf of our people,” said Tutu. “I am deeply, deeply sorry. I want to apologise that we could be so inhuman. Please, please, I call on our people, don’t let us dehumanise ourselves. We are acting contrary to our best nature. We are acting contrary to those we should be showing gratitude to who helped us become what we are, a free nation.”Kgalema Motlanthe, Member of Parliament and deputy president of the ruling African National Congress, told local and international journalists and media players at the International Media Forum that the ANC unequivocally condemns such acts.“It becomes the natural obligation of all South Africans to condemn these barbaric acts and we call on all South Africans to take a stand against such acts and condemn them as hate crimes,” said Mothlante. “They can only take our society backwards … these attacks across our townships are not only an attack on foreigners, but an attack on the values of our civil society. We call on all our leaders to unite to call a halt to these senseless attacks.”Useful linksSouth African Government InformationBua NewsRelated articlesTutu condemns attacks Hate violence must end: Mbekilast_img read more

SA offers condolences to Ghana

first_img25 July 2012 Ghanaians are in mourning following the death of President John Evans Atta Mills, who passed away on Tuesday. “It is with a heavy heart … that we announce the sudden and untimely death of the President of the Republic of Ghana,” the president’s office said, adding that Mills had died a few hours after being taken ill, without giving further details. The 68-year-old president complained of pains Monday evening and was rushed to hospital on Tuesday midday when his condition worsened, a source close to the president said. He was in the United States for nine days in June for a medical check-up amid swirling rumours about his ill health.Jacob Zuma offers condolences South African President Jacob Zuma was among the heads of state who paid tribute to Mills and offered words of comfort to Ghanaians. “South Africa and Ghana enjoy strong relations at both the bilateral and multilateral levels, and under President Mills’s leadership, we saw genuine efforts aimed at deepening the historical relations between our two nations,” Zuma said. US president Barack Obama also paid tribute to Mills, saying he was a strong advocate for human rights and for the fair treatment of all Ghanaians. Obama said Mills had helped promote economic growth in Ghana in the midst of challenging global circumstances and strengthened Ghana’s strong tradition of democracy. “On behalf of the American people, I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the people of Ghana, and reaffirm the deep and enduring bonds between our democracies that President Mills helped to strengthen,” said Obama. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Mills would be remembered for his statesmanship and years of dedicated service to his country. Ban vowed that the UN would work with the government and the people of Ghana to support their efforts to consolidate the country’s democratic and development achievements.Earned respect at home and abroad As leader of a country of about 25-million, Mills had earned respect at home and abroad for his economic policies and commitment to democracy and good governance. He served as president when Ghana began took on the mammoth task of dealing with its new-found oil wealth from offshore fields discovered in the last five years. The GDP growth rate of the resource-rich country hit 14.5% in 2011, making Ghana one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and the fastest in Africa. Mills’s unexpected death came only five months before he was due to stand for re-election in December.Vice President takes over As the news of this death spread his deputy, Vice President John Dramani Mahama, was quickly sworn in as head of state in a smooth political transition that is in line with Ghana’s constitution. In his first presidential address, Mahama expressed condolences to Mills’s family and said the final tribute to the late president was to “maintain the unity, peace and stability of the nation.” Mahama will serve as caretaker president until presidential and parliamentary elections at the end of the year. Senior members of Ghana’s ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) have also pledged support for the new president. Source: read more

FD WEBINAR: Healthy Childhood Sexual Development

first_imgHealthy Childhood Sexual DevelopmentWondering what’s next in our MFLN 2014 Webinar series? Here are the details!Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014Time: 11am-1pm EasternLocation: Sexualized Behavior in ChildrenShelly Martin, M.D., Lt Col, USAF, MC, and Child Abuse Pediatrician will be presenting on normal sexualized behavior in children as well as when children display sexualized behaviors that are concerning and problematic. The webinar will highlight various factors associated with children’s sexualized behaviors and assist clinicians in understanding appropriate assessment and disclosure processes involved when problematic symptoms are present.We offer 2.0 National Association of Social Worker CE credits for each of our webinars, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2014 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.last_img read more

Frequency of trains significantly increased in Kashmir: Railways

first_imgRail services resume in Kashmir Valley The railways has significantly increased the frequency of trains in Kashmir from Friday and extended daily run-time to allow more passengers to use the service, officials said here.There will be 14 train services on Friday and 16 services daily from Saturday onwards between various stations on the railway line in Kashmir, they said.Due to the demand of commuters, the railways increased the frequency of trains and also extended the timing of the service between different stations on the Baramulla-Banihal railway line, the officials said.The rail service was partially resumed in Kashmir — between Baramulla and Srinagar — on November 12 and later fully on November 17. Also Read The service was resumed over three months after it was suspended on August 3 due to security reasons. The move came days before the Centre announced its decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370 and to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into Union territories.After it was resumed, the railways said there would be only two services of the train every day and the timing would be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to security considerations.They said the now timing of the train service has been extended as well and the first service will start at 8.30 a.m. and the trains would be operated till 5 p.m.This would benefit the people and allow more commuters to use the service, the officials said.last_img read more

BVR on Tour: Tan-Rodriguez, Abdilla-Lopez duos win crowns

first_imgTeam Amazing Puerto Galera’s Bea Tan and Dij Rodriguez leads the women’s division winners of the BVR on Tour Amazing Puerto Galera Dreamwave Open.The pairs of Bea Tan and Dij Rodriguez and Ranran Abdilla and Jessie Lopez captured the women’s and men’s titles in the BVR on Tour Amazing Puerto Galera Dreamwave Open Sunday.Representing Team Amazing Puerto Galera, first-time BVR partners Tan and Rodriguez capped their debut with a masterful 21-15, 21-14 win over Team XentroMall’s Derie Rosales and MJ Ebro.      ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA D-League: Che’Lu routs Batangas-EAC Abdilla and Lopez, also of Team Amazing Puerto Galera, fashioned out a 21-17, 21-14 victory over Team XentroMall’s KR Guzman and Krung Arbasto, for a perfect campaign.Finishing with a 4-0 record, Tan and Rodriguez overpowered Team Dreamwave’s Roma Joy and Roma Mae Doromal, 21-12, 21-13, earlier in the day.  FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesTan and Rodriguez sustained their form in the final where they had everything clicking en route to the resounding win.Tan actually ruled the famed Oriental Mindoro resorts town for the second straight time, having won the Puerto Galera championship with Charo Soriano last year.        MOST READ DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets PLAY LIST 01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets03:14Mom of 3 year old girl slain in anti drug ops files raps vs Rodriguez cops00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policycenter_img P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Rosales and Ebro, who are members of University of Santo Tomas’ deep beach volleyball pool, topped the Doromal sisters, 21-16, 21-15, to make it to the championship game.       Abdilla and Lopez scored a 21-18, 21-15 victory over Team Dreamwave’s Kevin Juban and Raphy Abanto to arrange a title duel with Guzman and Arbasto.Playing under brutal noontime heat, Guzman and Arbasto bested Jade Becaldo and Fort Llores, 21-13, 21-18.  Becaldo and Llores, who played together for the first time, achieved a podium finish.       Play stopped in the second set of the men’s championship match, as Guzman felt discomfort when the Abdilla-Lopez pair was leading, 15-12. The game eventually resumed, as Guzman tried to put up a valiant fight but to no avail.       The second leg of the beach volleyball circuit will be held at Santa Fe, Bantayan Island in Cebu on March 23-24.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo: the king of Europe who has normalised the abnormal

first_imgNext time, Cristiano Ronaldo might have to use two hands. At the end of the first leg against Atlético Madrid, he departed the Wanda Metropolitano raising his palm, repeating the message he had delivered on the pitch, ensuring that no one missed it. “Five,” he said, as he headed out towards the car park under the south-west corner of the stadium. “I have five Champions Leagues … and Atlético have none.” Juventus had been defeated, but they were not yet beaten. It seemed unlikely then, but Ronaldo’s defiance was not just a gesture; it never is. A bad loser, some called him, but it is part of what makes him such a good winner.The way one former coach of Ronaldo’s describes him, the portrait is of a man who almost has to be held back in the tunnel, like an animal. On those nights when there is something else, some other challenge, someone to fight and defeat, he says, there’s Ronaldo: growling, straining … and then released. Atlético Madrid are familiar with that; four years in a row, their Champions League campaigns came to an end against Real Madrid, defeated by Ronaldo: two finals, a semi-final, a quarter-final. With his hat-trick on Tuesday night, he has scored 25 goals against them.“We chose a bad day to fuck it up,” Antoine Griezmann said. Ronaldo chose a good day to step up, which he tends to do; they all did. Ronaldo, said the Spanish daily AS, “was the diamond tip on the drill”. Relentless and irresistible. Three times he beat Jan Oblak, changing everything. “It would have been weird for him to finish the Champions League with only one goal,” Massimiliano Allegri said, and he was right: it’s four now and few anticipate it ending there. You may have seen the statistics by now, and they are absurd. Read more Twitter Juventus Champions League Cristiano Ronaldo won his fifth European Cup last season when Real Madrid beat Liverpool in the final. Photograph: Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo In the centre of Turin there was a huge advertising board with a picture of Ronaldo, which listed his records. It was a long list. “I forget all that and start again,” the slogan said. Forget may not be the word, and there was a reminder in Madrid, but Tuesday night underlined that he does not intend to stop there. “This is why Juventus signed me,” he said, and he is right. They have been close but they have been denied – not least, by him. The plan was that his relentless search for more carries them with him. He seeks a sixth European Cup. No one has won more. Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: lawyer confirms police have issued warrant for DNA Topics Share on Messenger Giorgio Chiellini has described him as an “example” to follow: the work, the concentration, the dedication are striking, he said, and contagious too. They have been struck too by his integration, but also by the things he always did. On one level, it seems odd for a player, any player, to be an outlier in the hyper-professionalised world of elite football and at a club like Juventus, proud of its preparation. Odd too for a player like Chiellini to have been confronted by anything that he hadn’t seen before. But those who have worked with Ronaldo insist that he genuinely is different. “Obsessed” is a word you heard often. When he feels like there is something to prove, even more so. In Madrid he was abused and ridiculed; in Turin, he rebelled. Anger is a powerful fuel. Tuesday was extraordinary but it was also something he has done on so many nights before, normalising the abnormal. “Martians!” shouted the cover of Tuttosport. “Monstrous,” said Corriere dello Sport. Gazetta ran with “the ire of God!”In Spain, Marca said he had “imposed his law”, while AS called him the “King of the Champions League” – the competition Real just relinquished after three successive wins, four of the last five. How they miss him in Madrid, although he may be back soon, back at the Metropolitano for the final on 1 June. And if he departs with the title and a message that night too, a single hand will no longer do. featurescenter_img Reuse this content Share on Facebook Share via Email The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Ronaldo is the Champions League’s all-time top scorer with 124, and there is more than that. Ronaldo without penalties is the Champions League’s second-top scorer. Ronaldo at Real Madrid alone is the Champions League’s fourth-top scorer. Only Leo Messi and Raúl have scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo has scored in knockout rounds alone. He scored in the 2008 final (although he missed a penalty), in the 2014 final and twice in the 2017 final. In 2016 he scored the penalty in the shootout that won it. Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Facebook last_img read more

Media Release – Cavendish Road SHS

first_imgStudents at the school study touch football as a subject and the results are outstanding. The girls are especially successful and they are the current World All Schools Champions having first won the title in Singapore in 2006 and then successfully defending their title again in 2008. Last year the under 15 girls won the prestigious Qld All Schools title from almost three hundred competing schools.The school contributed no less than three girls to the successful Australian under18 team, which won the Trans Tasman series in Auckland last year.In July of this year the under15 girls team have accepted an invitation to travel to Bristol, UK to compete in the European Championships where they will play in the Open Women’s division against teams including England, Scotland, Wales and France. This in itself will provide a very real test for the young Cavendish Road students.The school team has a number of talented indigenous students including Qld representative and team captain Tracy Hill, who it is hoped, will one day emulate Bo Dela Cruz the Australian Women’s indigenous superstar.The girls are coached by former Australian Women’s team, triple World Cup winning coach, Peter Bell. Mr Bell, a PE teacher at the school and coordinator of the touch excellence program says, “The girls have been training and fundraising for some time. They are really focussed and looking forward to the experience. While we are reasonably confident of doing well, this is more about contributing to the development of the sport of touch in Europe and importantly in schools in the UK.” The team will tour around Britain and France in a lead up to the Euros and will conduct clinics as well as play games in British schools. The cost of the tour is around $60000 and the team would be extremely appreciative of anyone who wishes to help the team financially with their fundraising efforts or otherwise. The school phone number is 07 3394 0773.Related Filesmedia_release_cav_road_cobras__2_-doclast_img read more

Australian Camp Diary – Justin Mitchell

first_imgFollowing the weekend’s training camp in Sydney, Australian Mixed Open squad member, Justin Mitchell tells us about how the camp went and the squad’s excitement in the lead up to the 2015 World Cup. Day One:The Australian Mixed Open are back, hungry for more success after their recent victory at the 2014 Trans Tasman in Mudgee. The team, now back in squad form was re-energised, enthusiastic and excited for the upcoming preparation and journey toward winning the World Cup in April. After a very early start for the interstate players (due to the much anticipated, yet non-existent G20 and its surrounding hype) the squad trickled into the Bankstown fields for training. Familiar faces were instantly recognised and lit up with grins, smiles and laughs instead of hostility recently expressed during the mate against mate, State of Origin battles that occurred earlier in the year.Players were strapped, rubbed and pieced together before going to the first challenge of the weekend…meetings in the clubhouse (of which there were many). We were given a brief flyby introduction to the squad, the expectations and responsibilities, and a reminder what it means to be an Australian representative. Although everyone paid utmost attention during the meeting, minds were no doubt wandering to the upcoming fitness testing.Warmup, fitness, warm down… Although this was a very simple session, it somehow managed to be quite draining. It was quite evident from the fitness results that players have been looking after themselves in the Australian representative off-season. More importantly everyone was very willing and motivated to support each other to pushing through both physical and mental pain to perform, an excellent sign.  Next, video session #1 of … due to the recent expansion of JC’s (assistant coach Justin Creighton) family, we had a Skype hook-up to discuss the finer points of rucking with both JC and his assistant sparky. We quickly absorbed that information and then put it into practice out on the field where we cleaned up the first few touches and corrected some running lines and positions. Another video session (sparky absent) was followed by a hit out of line attack/line defence where we practised some key Mixed specific moves. We finished off the gameplay for the day with a light game against the local Bankstown Men’s side where we  put into practice all that we had been working on during the day. A quick dip in the ice baths before undergoing the final challenge of the day, a surprise late endurance fitness test held at Awafi Chicken where an enormous banquet was provided. Unfortunately, this fitness test was not passed by the Mixed squad as there was still plenty of food left on the table as people slipped into food comas, an area for improvement.Day One complete, great success. Day Two:Early start to make the most of the rainy day. Once again the physiotherapists kindly rebuilt the players and we got stuck into the running again. Mild complaints regarding too much garlic not enough ice-cream during the chicken challenge was the major focus of the warmup. After three sectors with the local Bankstown Jets, and an emphasis on chopping correct holes and presumably thinking??? (chonking for short) we were back into the video session examining some Trans Tasman footage and to discuss team tactics and communication under pressure. During this meeting, unbeknownst to the players and staff, something ominous was lurking in the distance….both a cyclone and the heat of what felt like three suns emerged from nowhere making our remaining sessions both extremely hot and communication near impossible.To finish off an already successful camp, the last session was a good ol’ fashioned full game hit-out. Due to the dwindling numbers of players, this session was quite a challenge as players had to put into practice all they had learned throughout the camp whilst under extreme fatigue. The final whistle blew and there was many sighs of relief. Day two complete. A great weekend that has no doubt inspired the entire squad to do the work off the field to ensure that we give ourselves the best opportunity to be selected in what will be an awesome side and a great adventure.On behalf of the Australian Open Mixed squad, a massive thank you to all those behind the scenes who supported the players over the weekend with sustenance, physiotherapy, guidance, administration and refereeing. Your work is very much appreciated. Related LinksAussie Camp Diarylast_img read more

Will Torontos newly merged theatres have more clout

first_imgAfter almost four months of trying to find the reset button for three underperforming theatres owned by the City of Toronto, Clyde Wagner has implemented a plan designed to end their woes.Wagner, who became president and CEO of Civic Theatres Toronto (CTT) in January, has merged the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and the Toronto Centre for the Arts into one big organization to manage and leverage all three buildings. The new structure took effect in April.Wagner chose veteran executive Mark Hammond, CEO of the Sony Centre, to become vice-president of programming for the three merged theatres – making Hammond one of the most powerful figures in Toronto showbiz. He will be working with the help of a $5.3-million annual subsidy from the city, which will remain in effect until at least the end of 2018. Twitter Advertisement But two senior executives of Toronto’s theatre world – Jim Roe, general manager of the St. Lawrence Centre, and Pim Schotanus, general manager at the Toronto Centre for the Arts – have lost their jobs as a result of Wagner’s streamlining. (Roe announced his departure on Twitter on April 26.) There will likely be seven other job losses at lower levels, including some at each of the three venues. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebooklast_img read more