Paperwork, Regulations Lead To Unemployment Delays

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN PhotoALBANY  — Although New York State has paid more than $25 billion in unemployment benefits to 2.9 million people since the coronavirus pandemic began, there are still many New Yorkers waiting for their unemployment benefits.In some cases, New Yorkers are still waiting to have their claims processed, a labor spokesperson said.The latest numbers show Chautauqua County dropping from a 15.7 percent jobless rate in April to 11.1 percent in May, the latest numbers available. Cattaraugus County also saw a decline in joblessness from 17.6 percent to 13.3 percent. New York’s latest numbers went from 15.1 percent to 14.2 percent.In an issued statement, a spokesperson with the New York State Department of Labor said, “… In the rare case that someone has not received benefits yet, it is likely because they have a complex claim that requires adjudication, must submit additional information for their application to be processed, or have not completed federally-required weekly certifications to release their payments.” In April, the New York State Department of Labor built a new unemployment application with Google. There’s also a new automated chatbot on the website. The phone system has also been upgraded with the average wait time now reduced to about 10 minutes. There’s also info on the DOL website on how to file.last_img read more

Grid-scale battery storage begins to take hold in India

first_imgGrid-scale battery storage begins to take hold in India FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:India is finally seeing the emergence of a grid-scale energy storage market after years of anticipation.This month the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) invited bids for 3.6 gigawatt-hours of storage connected to 1.2 gigawatts of solar on India’s interstate transmission system, the biggest battery solicitation seen in the country so far.The auction came hot on the heels of several other SECI solicitations. Also this month, SECI put out a call for two 150-megawatt-hour battery systems to be connected to 100-megawatt solar farms in Andra Pradesh.Last month, meanwhile, saw SECI calling for a 42-megawatt-hour battery system to go with 14 megawatts of solar in Ladakh in northeast India. The corporation also requested bids for a 20-megawatt floating PV plant in Lakshadweep, an archipelago off the southwestern coast of India, with 60 megawatt-hours of battery storage.The SECI auctions come on top of seven storage tenders in the last year, Bridge to India, a New Delhi-based analyst firm, said last month. Those tenders were issued by SECI and the utilities NLC India and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), and amounted to 84 megawatt-hours of capacity, tied to 78 megawatts of solar PV.More: India’s energy storage market is finally starting to growlast_img read more

Smith River Getaway

first_imgExperience the Best of the Blue Ridge in Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia:2 night stay for 2 adults at The Virginia Home Inn. Includes 4pm wine social and gourmet breakfast each day.Dinner for 2 at The Virginia Home InnGuided paddle trip for 2 with Three Rivers OutfittersMartinsville-Henry County Prize PackThe first 50 people to enter will receive 20% off a canoe/kayak rental for 2 from Three Rivers Outfitters!This giveaway is now closed, but be sure to enter our Race Ahead Giveaway!Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning  date. Entries must be received by mail or through the contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on February 15th, 2013. One entry per person. One winner per household.  Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United  States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older.  Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge  Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No  liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate,  non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled,  mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for  technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable  network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer  transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of  processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the  sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, Martinsville-Henry County, Three Rivers Outfitters, and The Virginia Home Inn reserve  the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information  and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their  sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry  process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.  Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating  sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies  shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from  acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash,  or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of  the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to  allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater  value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply.  Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors  office on or before March 1st, 6:00 PM EST 2013. Winners will be contacted by  the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7  days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of  winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received.last_img read more

Polish airline PLL LOT is restarting flights to Croatia

first_imgPolish national airline PLL LOT in the latest flight schedule, he announced the re-launch of lines to Croatia from July 1, 2020, reported the director of the CNTB Representation in Poland Agnieszka Puszczewicz. These are flights that will connect Warsaw with Split and Dubrovnik twice a week, while the flight from Warsaw to Zadar will operate once a week. The CNTB adds that it will  PLL LOT od July connect and Budapest i Dubrovnik, reported the director of the CNTB Representation in Hungary, Ivana Herceg, which will make southern Croatian destinations even more accessible to Hungarian tourists. “We are continuously working on creating new motives for the arrival of guests from Poland, with LOT, which has been a strategic partner of the Croatian Tourist Board in recent years, helping us significantly. The joint promotional campaigns are very well noticed on the Polish market and we hope to continue this successful cooperation “, said Puszczewicz.center_img Poland has been in the top five of our markets for years, while Polish tourists most often visit Dalmatia. Photo: P.Kalba / LOT Polishlast_img read more

Only a COVID-19 vaccine will allow return to ‘normalcy’: UN chief

first_imgHe cited Uganda, which has given businesses more time to file their tax returns; Namibia, which provides emergency income for workers who have lost their jobs; Cape Verde, which provides food aid; and Egypt, which has reduced taxation on industries. “We need an ambitious effort to ensure that international stakeholders operate through a harmonized, integrated and leveraged approach to maximize the speed and scale needed for the universal deployment of such a vaccine by the end of 2020,” he insisted. Guterres said his appeal on March 25 for $2 billion in donations for a comprehensive UN humanitarian response to the pandemic had so far raised about 20 percent of that amount. Through the World Health Organization, the United Nations has been able to equip 47 African countries with COVID-19 tests, he said. The UN chief also praised the efforts of several African governments to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic. A COVID-19 vaccine may be the only thing that can bring back “normalcy,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday, hoping for just that before the end of the year. “A safe and effective vaccine may be the only tool that can return the world to a sense of ‘normalcy,’ saving millions of lives and countless trillions of dollars,” he added during a video conference with the 50 or so African countries that are members of the United Nations.He called for its accelerated development and accessibility to all, adding it must have a “universal global benefit” and “allow us to control the pandemic.” center_img Topics :last_img read more

Inner-city house sells for $2.7m

first_img67 Payne Street, Auchenflower, is just a 10 minute drive from the CBD.Agent Sacha Hennessy of Place — Paddington described it as “stylish and generously proportioned”, with features such as “a flat lawn, a swimming pool and superb city views”.The four level property begins with a ground floor for the triple garage, entry, large wine cellar and lift. The grassy area above the garage comes off the self-contained apartment.“It comes complete with its own sitting area, kitchenette, walk-in robe and ensuite,” according to the listing.The family bedrooms were on the next level up — including the master, a laundry and another living area leading out to the pool and pooldeck, entertaining space and flat grassy area. The entry is stunning, with polished concrete floors.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThe first level has a games room-cum-multi-purpose space as well as a self-contained studio apartment described as “perfect for a nanny, guests or family member looking for more independent living”. It leads out to a grassy area perfect for outdoor private space in multi-generational families. 67 Payne Street, Auchenflower, Qld 4066QUEENSLAND’S top home sale in the past week was a large four level inner-city house that changed hands for $2.7m.The contemporary family home at 67 Payne Street, Auchenflower sold on July 16, according to CoreLogic data.The four bedroom, three bath, three car garage home, just 10 minutes’ drive from the Brisbane CBD, was within the coveted inner 5km city ring.center_img The generous master suite. Mystery over Gina Rinehart’s prized waterfront home Jamie Whincup’s former sanctuary doubled in price The top level was exclusively for living and entertaining, with the kitchen with city skyline views, living and dining, outdoor entertaining veranda, as well as a study-cum-office space. The city skyline is visible from the upstairs living zone.“It is anchored by the striking kitchen, which features cutting edge Italian porcelain benchtops, which are not only stylish but are also practical and resilient. There are double Neff ovens, a Pitt cooktop and a butler’s pantry for additional storage and food preparation. There is also a powder room on this level and a large study.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:56Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p512p512p400p400p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenJuly 21: Aleisha Dawson talks property03:57last_img read more

Midlife exercise protects heart

first_img Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! Gardening counts as moderate exerciseMaking sure you get enough exercise in midlife will help protect your heart, according to research.Even those who make the switch in their late 40s and 50s can still benefit, the study of over 4,000 people suggests.And it need not be hard toil in a gym – gardening and brisk walks count towards the required 2.5 hours of moderate activity per week, say experts. But more work is needed since the study looked at markers linked to heart problems and not heart disease itself.And it relied on people accurately reporting how much exercise they did – something people tend to overestimate rather than underestimate.In the study, which is published in the journal Circulation, people who did the recommended 2.5 hours of exercise a week had the lower levels of inflammatory markers in their blood. Inflammatory markers are important, say experts, because high levels have been linked to increased heart risk.‘Get active’People who said they consistently stuck to the recommended amount of exercise for the entire 10-year study had the lowest inflammatory levels overall.But even those who said they only started doing the recommended amount of exercise when they were well into their 40s saw an improvement and had lower levels of inflammation than people who said they never did enough exercise.The findings were unchanged when the researchers took into consideration other factors, such as obesity and smoking, that could have influenced the results in the group of UK civil servants who were included in the study.Dr Mark Hamer, of University College London, who led the research, said: “We should be encouraging more people to get active – for example, walking instead of taking the bus. You can gain health benefits from moderate activity at any time in your life.”Maureen Talbot of the British Heart Foundation, which funded the work, said: “Donning your gardening gloves or picking up a paint brush can still go a long way to help look after your heart health, as exercise can have a big impact on how well your heart ages.“This research highlights the positive impact changing your exercise habits can have on the future of your heart health – and that it’s never too late to re-energise your life. “However it’s important not to wait until you retire to get off the couch, as being active for life is a great way to keep your heart healthy.”BBC Newscenter_img Share 8 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle Midlife exercise protects heart by: – August 14, 2012last_img read more

Inside Arsenal star Ozil’s £10m London home with personalised doors

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil, knows how to live the high life. The German playmaker, who refused to take a 12.5 per cent pay cut on his £350,000-per-week wages, resides in a stunning £10million North London home. He also commutes to and from the Gunners’ London Colney training ground in a range of high-end motors, mostly Mercedes, worth £800,000. In fact, all of the marble in the living room was shipped in from Turkey, while the home was designed by an interior designer friend. His “favourite room” feels like stepping into a bazaar in Istanbul, and is tastefully decorated. read als0:Ozil explains charity work: I earn so much, I can’t spend it all on myself Overlooking the living room is a bronze-framed painting of Ottoman Sultan, ruler of Istanbul. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 But, despite swimming in riches, he does his bit for charity – paying for operations for sick children, as well as feeding 100,000 homeless people at 16 refugee camps in Turkey and Syria. Ozil, 31, moved from Real Madrid to Arsenal in a £42.5m deal in 2013. Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With9 Most Epic Movie Robots We’ve Ever SeenThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Loading… But it wasn’t until 2016 that he bought this luxury six-bedroom detached house in an affluent area of North London. The decor is heavily influenced by Ozil’s Turkish background.last_img read more

Two Cook County inmates test positive for the coronavirus

first_imgHealth officials at the Cook County jail are reporting that two of it’s detainees have tested positive for the coronavirus.Both detainees were reportedly moved to the jail’s Cermak Health Services in isolation after exhibiting flu-like symptoms on March 20th.Officials say one of the sick is a 42-year-old man who was taken into custody in December of 2019 and is being under a $250,000 D-bond on charges of Aggravated DUI. The second detainee is an 18-year-old man who is being held without bond since mid-February 2020 on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm.An officer who worked in Cermak Health Services has also tested positive for the virus and is currently at home in isolation.Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli told a judge Monday that the outbreak puts other inmates at risk due to the confined quarters and shared spaces.  In addition to that, Campanelli pointed out that of the jail 5,600 inmates, hundreds of them having underlying health problems.Judge Leroy Martin agreed with Campanelli but stated that instead of a mass-release of non-violent offenders, he opted for a more controlled release where teams of judges look at cases brought to them by the public defender and state’s attorney’s office. The judges then will decide if the inmate is a danger to the community, and whether that person should be released.last_img read more

Ellsworth’s Matt Homich takes second in Tour du Lac

first_imgBUCKSPORT — Adam Goode of Bangor took first in the 40th annual Tour du Lac 10-mile road race on Saturday.The Bangor state legislator won with a time of 54 minutes and 49 seconds, averaging a 5:29-minute mile pace.Mary Clapper Buck of Mechanicville, N.Y., placed first among the women in 1:13:43.Eighty-six runners finished the race, which circled Silver Lake and ended at the Bucksport Town Pool.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the men’s division, Matt Homich of Ellsworth finished second in 55:21, Erik McCarthy of Old Town took third (56:17), Ken Akiha of Orono took fourth (56:39) and Ian Fraser of Brewer took fifth (59:55).In the women’s division, Jasmine Fowler of Morrill took second (1:14:23), Heather Knowles of Brewer took third (1:14:53), Katherine Collins of Winterport took fourth (1:15:59) and Robin Clarke of Ellsworth took fifth (1:17:09).The records currently held by Louie Luchini (50:20) and Cassie Hintz (59:06) remain unbroken.Age group winners are listed below:FEMALE AGE 1-18: First — Arianna Geiser, 14, of Brewer (1:28:56). Second — Grace Smith, 16, of Holden (1:29:10). Third — Zoe Olson, 13, of Bucksport (1:35:35).MALE AGE 1 – 18: First — Ethan Dapice, 18, of Brewer (1:05:37). Second — Colby Rand, 17, of Orrington (1:12:07). Third — Skyler Fraga, 17, of Bucksport (1:12:31).FEMALE AGE 19 – 29: First — Veronica Wentworth, 25, of Franklin (1:23:11). Second — Kara Pratt, 22, of Bar Harbor (1:28:25).MALE AGE 19 – 29: First — Ken Akiha, 28, of Orono (56:39). Second — Luke Rand, 19, of Orrington (1:09:03). Third — Ezra Dean, 21, of Orono (1:11:57).FEMALE AGE 30 – 39: First — Mandi Sherman, 33, of West Greenwich, R.I. (1:23:34). Second — Elizabeth Muncey, 31, of Greenbush (1:41:55).MALE AGE 30 – 39: First — Ian Fraser, 31, of Brewer (59:55). Second — Joe Capehart, 36, of Bangor (1:03:50). Third — Scott Potter, 35, of Portland (1:06:44).FEMALE AGE 40 – 49: Katherine Collins, 44, of Winterport (1:15:59). Second — Robin Clarke, 45, of Ellsworth (1:17:09). Third — Nancy Goodnight, 48, of Waco, Texas (1:18:26).MALE AGE 40 – 49: First — Perry LeBreton, 40, of Kenduskeag (1:02:07). Second —Tim Tunney, 40, of Ellsworth (1:02:23). Third — Rob Shea, 42, of Ellsworth (1:04:48).FEMALE AGE 50 – 59: First — Mary Ruoff, 53, of Belfast (1:34:35). Second — Annette Hatch-Clein, 52, of Bangor (1:36:29). Third — Nancy Jacobson, 57, of Bangor (1:36:29).MALE AGE 50 – 59: First — David Drew, 50, of Litchfield (1:00:42). Second — Chris Holt, 57, of Ellsworth (1:04:33). Third — Chris Jones, 52, of Bucksport (1:08:16).FEMALE AGE 60 – 69: First — Jeannie Butterfield, 65, of Bangor (1:38:07). Second — Ellie Davis, 65, of Newmarket, N.H. (1:49:43). Third — Tracy Bigney, 65, of Bangor (2:02:04).MALE AGE 60 – 69: First — Bob Ciano, 61, of Castine (1:05:50). Second — Ed Hughes, 61, of Bangor (1:08:36). Third — James Jack Burnett, 61, of Blue Hill (1:18:35).FEMALE AGE 70 – 79: Andrea Hatch, 71, of Castine (2:44:00).MALE AGE 70 – 79: First — John Lemieux, 70, of Sangerville (1:19:01). Second — Gary Larson, 70, of Dover-Foxcroft (1:21:59). Third — David Bean, 70, of Waterville (1:37:10).MALE AGE 80 – 99: Fred Wright, 80, Colorado Springs, Colo. (2:03:33). PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS12345PreviousNextlast_img read more