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

Home truths on marijuana – a caregiver’s perspective

first_imgStuff 15 March 2019Family First Comment: Great commentary from Family First’s Mel Taylor “The many youths we have journeyed alongside who have made a positive life for themselves will tell you that these drug advocates are wrong, and removed from reality. I find it both sad and ironic that these young people cannot understand why any government that cares about the people would even think to do something like legalising marijuana. Many of these youth would not have struggled with drug addictions at such a young age had their parents not taken drugs. Many would not have been in trouble with the law if drugs had not been part of their upbringing. Children reflect their environment. Their parents are the first role models and their first influencers, and as a result can make or break a child’s future.”#SayNopeToDopeOPINION: At the 2020  general election, we are set to have a binding referendum on whether we should legalise marijuana.The upcoming debate  on this topic is set to be fierce, as this is a subject many people are passionate about.Legalising marijuana is both stupid and dangerous. What really frightens me is just how many people may vote for it in an uninformed way. Far too few people will actually research all the facts regarding marijuana and make an educated decisionI am a Specialist Caregiver who has had more than 400 teenage boys live with us in our family home over the past 18 years. I work on the frontline with Youth Justice youth, behavioural youth, Care and Protection youth and high at-risk youth.I have seen and heard it all. I have seen first-hand the massive negative effects marijuana has had on not only youth, but on their families and communities.The most gut-wrenching is seeing so many youths, who had so much potential, come to us with drug-induced psychosis. For some of them it took years for them to reach that point. For others, only a very small amount of time.In most cases, the drug addictions these youth have can be attributed to their past environment and upbringing. Drugs for them are the norm.So many people will refer to the fact that there are next to no marijuana-related deaths. Actually, the alternative reality is worse. Rather than death, we have both youth and adults with brain damage that will affect them for the rest of their life. They need constant mental health assistance, require lifelong financial support from the government, and will never have the opportunity to live a normal life.Marijuana is killing New Zealanders, maybe not physically, but mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.Many drug advocates will say that there will be age restrictions on the legalisation of marijuana, that safeguards will be put in place, and that parents will not be giving it to their children. The many youths we have journeyed alongside who have made a positive life for themselves will tell you that these drug advocates are wrong, and removed from reality.I find it both sad and ironic that these young people cannot understand why any government that cares about the people would even think to do something like legalising marijuana.Many of these youth would not have struggled with drug addictions at such a young age  had their parents not taken drugs. Many would not have been in trouble with the law if drugs had not been part of their upbringing.Children reflect their environment. Their parents are the first role models and their first influencers, and as a result can make or break a child’s future.I personally believe marijuana would not be legalised if the decision was to be made by those working on the frontline, such as doctors, nurses, mental health workers, social workers, police, caregivers, teachers, counsellors and many others.Why? Because these people deal first-hand with the damages and long-term side effects caused from marijuana, and because they have taken the time to research the facts. They have seen the consequences.I implore New Zealanders to do their research. Talk with people who work on the frontline, and make sure that they have all the unbiased facts before the vote. Legalising marijuana would be the start of a very scary and slippery slope.Finally, I would like to challenge any politician who supports the legalisation of marijuana to come to our home and spend time with our youth in care. You are welcome to come and hear their stories about how marijuana has affected both them and their families, and learn some home truths from their life experiences.* Mel Taylor is a specialist caregiver, and spokeswoman on youth issues for Family First NZ.–a-caregivers-perspectivelast_img read more

Aston Villa chasing former Liverpool attacker after Wesley injury

first_imgAston Villa are reportedly keeping a close eye on former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, as Dean Smith looks to boost his attacking options. Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeReal-life Robots That Will Make You Think The Future Is Now8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Everyone Was Stunned To See How Little Anakin Looks Today As for Sturridge, the former Manchester City and Chelsea star’s Premier League experience makes him a very attractive prospect for a side struggling at the wrong end of the table. Meanwhile, Villa are interested in taking Danny Drinkwater on loan from Chelsea when his Burnley deal expires, according to reports. The former Leicester midfielder struggled to make an impact during two years at Stamford Bridge, and it was hoped that a six-month loan deal with Burnley would help get his career back on track. The move has not gone to plan, though, with his league debut being delayed due to an injury picked up outside a nightclub in September. Read Also:EPL: Aston Villa secure huge win at Burnley He finally made his Burnley bow in league action against Manchester City at the start of December, but has not featured since, and with his loan expiring on 6th January, it appears he will be moving elsewhere rather than extending his stay at Turf Moor FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 30-year-old secured a move to Trabzonspor over the summer and has impressed so far with seven goals and four assists in 13 appearances in Turkey. More importantly, the former England forward appears to have overcome the injury issues that blighted his time at Anfield and is getting regular playing time as a result. And according to the Daily Mail, that form has seen both Villa and Marseille show an interest in Sturridge. Villa currently sit in 17th place in the Premier League table after 21 games, just a point above the drop zone, and are expected to be active in the market this month in a bid to avoid the drop. Current leading marksmen Wesley has struggled to make a big impact in England and suffered a nasty-looking injury after scoring in the win over Burnley on New Year’s Day.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Guinea-Bissau 0-2 Ghana: Five things we learned

first_imgJordan Ayew and Thomas Partey delivered Ghana into the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations with second-half goals as they beat Guinea Bissau in their last group game at the Suez Stadium on Tuesday.Here are five things learned. Kwesi Appiah spot on with Afriyie Acquah substitutionKwesi Appiah’s decision to bring on Afriyie Acquah for Kwabena Owusu with 24 minutes left to play was absolutely spot on. Afriyie Acquah, who plays for Empoli in Italy, put up a great defensive performance, providing a pivot alongside Mubarak Wakaso to keep Guinea-Bissau out as the Black Stars run away with three points.Thomas Partey does well in an advanced position Acquah’s introduction pushed Thomas Partey into an advanced position in midfield and he delivered his best performance for Black Stars in the tournament thus far. He had struggled to influence games, producing listless displays playing in a deeper role alongside Mubarak Wakaso. But he had more influence on the game playing behind the forwards. Hopefully, Kwesi Appiah has taken note and will give him a similar role in the last 16. Black Stars played like favourites in the second halfKwesi Appiah’s charges were second best in the first half and were lucky not to concede. However, the second-half saw a vast improvement in the team’s performance as they scored two goals. Whatever Kwesi Appiah told the players in the dressing room at half time had a massive impact on the commitment of the players.Gyan proving to be surplus to requirementAsamoah Gyan got his first minutes of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations against Cameroon as a second-half substitute. It was expected that he will build on that and get more minutes against Guinea-Bissau. However, Gyan was left as an unused substitute with other strikers in the team such as Jordan Ayew, Kwabena Owusu and Caleb Ekuban getting a runout.The Ghana defence still shaky  Despite keeping a clean sheet in the game, the warning signs were clear. For the third consecutive game, Kwesi Appiah reshuffled his centre back pairing and it is clear there is a lack of telepathy. Against Guinea Bissau, the Ghana defence had moments with lapses in concentration that went unpunished. Going forward, Ghana will need to improve defensively to stand a chance.— Follow all the tournament games with #JoyAFCON. There’s live radio commentary on Joy 99.7FM, post-match programs on Joy FM, JoyNews TV (available via MultiTV Digibox and on DStv channel 421), Joy Prime (on DStv 281), analysis shows, and fanzones. Follow complete social media coverage on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with @JoySportsGH.last_img read more

Mourinho believes in Mkhitaryan

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP): JosÈ Mourinho does not doubt that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be a success at Manchester United. It just might take some time. Mkhitaryan, a $33.5 million signing from Borussia Dortmund in July, has not played for United since being substituted at half-time in the 2-1 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on September 10. He sustained a minor injury on international duty with Armenia in early October but hasn’t even been in United’s 18-man squad for recent games. That’s some fall in status for a playmaker who had 23 goals and 32 assists for Dortmund last season, was the German league’s player of the year, and was widely touted as one of the shrewdest Premier League signings of the off-season. Mourinho said yesterday that Mkhitaryan is not injure, and was just struggling to adjust to the English game. “Some players find it very easy, whereas others need more time. They need time to feel the intensity, the aggression, the game without the ball, and the competitiveness,” Mourinho said. “The realities are often different, particularly in terms of the competitiveness. It doesn’t matter who you are against, you have to play at the highest level otherwise you will not be able to do it. Micki needs time to become the top player he knows he can be.” That is nothing new to Mourinho. He said the same happened with Willian at Chelsea and Angel Di Maria at Real Madrid, in Mourinho’s two previous coaching jobs. “It happens with defenders, but it is often easier for them to adapt than attackers,” Mourinho said. “In Micki’s case, the process was interrupted by injury, which does not help … . Being out for a month meant he has had to go through the process of getting match-fit, then once he has that, he needs the competitive level to do it. We believe him, and, sooner or later, there will be no problem.” Before that first start for United in the derby, Mkhitaryan appeared three times as a second-half substitute.last_img read more