Jobs boost for US as service sector expands for 15 consecutive months

first_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL Share GROWTH in America’s service industries accelerated again last month, it was revealed yesterday.On another strong day of data releases for the US recovery, the ISM non-manufacturing index unexpectedly jumped to 59.7, from 59.4 in January.Meanwhile, unemployment claims continued to fall, while there was also positive news for productivity in the US labour market.Initial jobless claims dropped by another 20,000 to 368,000 for the week ending 26 February, from a downwardly revised 388,000 the previous week.Ongoing claims declined to 3.774m in the week ending 19 February, down from 3.833m the week before, as the jobs market showed signs of recovery.Non-farm payrolls, announced today, could have increased by 250,000 according to Paul Ashworth of Capital Economics.And the Labour Department confirmed that productivity was up 2.6 per cent in the final three months of the year, up from 2.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2010.Economic activity in non-manufacturing areas has now grown for 15 straight months, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said.Employment in the sector rose at an index level of 55.6 in February, up by 1.1 per cent on January.Scores above 50 indicate economic growth.US services got a boost from exports, according to the survey. The export orders index jumped to 56.5 from 53.5, while imports held steady. Jobs boost for US as service sector expands for 15 consecutive months Thursday 3 March 2011 7:38 pm Show Comments ▼last_img

Triennial opens with warm welcome from Indiana diocese

first_img Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Beverly Anderson says: Comments (1) Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York General Convention 2012, Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Women’s Ministry Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Servicecenter_img July 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm Hi Everyone,i really miss being there with you. I hope you all can take the heat…the newsreports sound sweltering.Peace to all,Bev Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Triennial opens with warm welcome from Indiana diocese Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) read more

Fourth immigrant dies in Georgia detention center

first_imgPedro Arriago-Santoya died July 24 while detained in a South Georgia Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility. Arriago-Santoya was 44 years old and from Mexico. His cause of death was listed as heart infection and multiple organ failure. Arriago-Santoya is the fourth migrant since 2017 to die while detained at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga.About two hours south of Atlanta, Stewart Detention Center is recognized among Georgia organizers for its mistreatment and medical neglect of immigrant detainees.In 2017, a Panamanian migrant named Jean Jiménez-Joseph hanged himself there after being placed in solitary confinement. Last year, a Mexican detainee named Efrain De La Rosa also hung himself there after being placed in solitary confinement.In the cases of Jiménez-Joseph and De La Rosa, both of whom struggled with schizophrenia and were on “suicide watch” in the facility, employees at Stewart failed to monitor both men as often as they were mandated to.Federal guidelines say that immigrants in solitary confinement are supposed to be observed every 30 minutes. Inmates who are suicidal should be watched every 15 minutes. Stewart employees did not look into De La Rosa’s cell until two hours had passed before finding his body.Cuban detainee Yulio Castro Garrido died of pneumonia in 2018 inside Stewart. After his death, ICE claimed that Garrido refused medical treatment. Weeks later, ICE changed its original statement, claiming that Garrido did not respond well to medical treatments.In addition to inadequate health care, detainees in the center also report maggots in the food, sweltering hot temperatures and difficulty obtaining translators. Phones used to communicate with lawyers often break, so detainees are left with little to no legal assistance at times. Lawyers, who are forced to travel hours from Atlanta to the isolated facility, are sometimes denied access to their clients.Immigrants rights groups are calling for the closure of Stewart Detention Center, a facility they consider complicit in the active oppression and deaths of im/migrants.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

Philadelphia teachers defy return to classroom order

first_imgPhiladelphiaThousands of Philadelphia public school teachers defied an order from school Superintendent William Hite Jr. to return to their classrooms Feb. 8 for the first time since schools became fully virtual in March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. Across the city, educators demonstrated outside closed public school buildings. (tinyurl.com/y2962287)  Despite bitter cold, several teachers set up “classrooms” outside individual schools as well as the district headquarters.Credit: Joe PietteAround 200 teachers and supporters, organized by WE (Working Educators of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers), rallied outside the Philadelphia Board of Education later in the afternoon. They were supported by members of AFSCME DC 33 Local 427 (Sanitation), BMWED-IBT Local 3012 (Railroad Workers) and Teamsters Local 623 (UPS workers).On Feb. 6, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers President Jerry Jordan told members to ignore the district’s order to show up for class on Monday. Later Hite rescinded the order and promised no teachers would be penalized.Of primary concern was the lack of adequate ventilation in buildings, including several that had problems with mold prior to March 2020. The district’s “solution” was to use window fans to ventilate classrooms that lack a ventilation system. Many protesters at the rally carried portable window fans to mock this offensive plan.By Betsey Piette; photos: Joe PietteCredit: Joe PietteFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

Letter to Information and Culture minister about blocking of Radio Free Europe website

first_img May 27, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to Information and Culture minister about blocking of Radio Free Europe website KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia January 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News to go further Receive email alerts Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her Follow the news on Kazakhstan RSF_en center_img February 5, 2021 Find out more Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal News News Reporters Without Borders and the Kazakh public foundation “Journalists in danger” wrote to Information and Culture minister Kul-Mukhamed Mukhtar Abraruly today asking why access to the Kazakh (http://www.azattyq.org) and English-language (http://www.rferl.org) versions of the Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty website has been blocked in Kazakhstan for the past six weeks.“Dear Minister,Reporters Without Borders would like to share with you its concern about the ability of Kazakh Internet users to access certain news outlets.KazTelecom, a Kazakh ISP that has clients in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan as well as Kazakhstan, has been blocking the Kazakh (http://www.azattyq.org) and English-language (http://www.rferl.org) versions of the Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty website since 11 April. We urge you to address the absence of any explanation for this problem, which is affecting people in both Kazakhstan and in neighbouring countries.This “incident” coincided with hacker attacks on RFE/RL websites in April. We would like to think that in this case the blocking of access is the result of a technical problem. But unfortunately, in view of KazTelecom’s silence, we fear that it could have quite different causes. The Internet is an area of freedom in Kazakhstan. The number of Internet users has increased 17-fold in the past seven years. With more than a million Internet users, your country is now well placed as regards the development of telecommunications in Central Asia.However, we have noted that the Internet in Kazakhstan is subject to strict policies that limit freedom of expression whenever the authority of the president or his party is questioned. Three opposition websites have been blocked since October 2007 for posting articles referring to the so-called “Rakhatgate” affair, which allegedly criticized top Kazakhstani officials and business elite. читать на русском This situation only strengthens our fear of seeing Kazakhstan take over the presidency of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a democratic institution, in 2010. Safeguarding Internet development by responding to our request would be a first step towards a more transparent policy.We trust you will give this matter your careful consideration.Sincerely,” Robert MénardSecretary-General To know more about- press freedom in Kazakhstan- being a journalist in Kazakhstan Organisation News October 30, 2020 Find out morelast_img

Summer variety series

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Local News Previous articleZion Williamson leads Pelicans past Pistons, 128-118Next articleFeel Good From The Inside Out Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp WhatsApp Summer variety series West Texas Talent Entertainment logo RGB.jpg West Texas Talent Entertainment has scheduled the Brandon and Daniel Summer Variety Series from 10 p.m. to midnight July 5 and Aug. 2 at Dee’s Bistro and Grill, 622 N. Lee Ave. Doors open at 9 p.m. Hosts are Brandon Lopez and Daniel R. Ryan III. Musical guests will be Tasha Bone, Joanna Herrera, Reina Rey and Zariah Soto. The Red, Hot, and Wild Players are Cynthia Alvarado, Rick Brooks, Kelcie Cowan, Prisila Hernandez, Elvanisha Johnson and Houston McCain. Beer, wine and snacks will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10. Show has adult humor and recommended for age 17 and older. For tickets, call 978-7405. Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Facebook TAGS  Pinterest Facebook Twitterlast_img

Virtual tours speed the move

first_imgIt takes eight minutes for house-hunters to make their mind up about a property, according to a study by Foxtons.When viewing a property online, the average person takes eight minutes to choose whether to visit or not (three-quarters were irritated when a property profile that did not reflect the true state of the home). 60 per cent find it impossible to see how big the rooms and 49 per cent can’t tell how light they are. 10 per cent complained they can’t tell the colour of the walls in rooms and 52 per cent can’t understand how overlooked a property is.A spokesperson for Foxtons, which commissioned the research to launch their new virtual tour by Matterport, said, “While making a decision on a property may only be a matter of minutes, we expect that the need to physically visit a property will remain strong for the foreseeable future. However, a 3D virtual tour can be the most convenient and cost effective way to start and narrow down the property search.“This technology offers an experience similar to that of virtual reality, with the added bonus of being accessible from the customer’s home. Unlike VR, which requires a headset at home or visiting an office with a VR headset, a 3D tour walks you through the property virtually on a customer’s computer or mobile device.“The results show that 50 per cent of us would take our friends or family to view our potential new home before making the final decision – 97 per cent involve others in the decision-making process.“The 3D virtual tour will allow friends and family to visit the property virtually and provide valuable feedback at a time that is convenient to them, without having to leave their home or office, significantly simplifying the process.https://www.foxtons.co.uk/ property-for-sale-in-kensalrise/ nwca4323346/tour proptech marketing 3D virtual tours virtual tours February 19, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Virtual tours speed the move previous nextProptechVirtual tours speed the moveThe Negotiator19th February 201801,904 Viewslast_img

Back to School—Differently

first_imgNormally, at this time of year, we do a back-to-school column with thoughts about the start of the academic calendar.  Since the Coronavirus is still with us, everything is different this September.  The Bayonne public school system and many others are not having in-person classes, at least not yet.  Students will have to rely on the Internet to see their teachers and classes.Although it will not be the same as a regular school year this September, students should still keep up with all of your assignments.  It is very important to work steadily through the next several months, so that you will not fall behind while taking your classes from home. Everything that you do in remote classes will help you to get ready for the rest of your education and for your life after that.  Your teachers will help you to learn the information and skills that you will need in the years ahead. Parents and guardians of elementary school and high school students should do whatever you can to make sure that your children do their homework and projects under these extraordinary circumstances.  You have a special role to play in showing your children that learning is important.  We should all salute the parents who are juggling their own careers and their children’s educations at the same time this year at home. If your children are having problems with their lessons, you should contact their teachers and counselors as soon as possible, so that the problems can be addressed before they grow.  We want all of our children to keep learning, whether at home or back inside our school buildings.I would like to wish all college students well as you begin the semester.  Some of you are taking all of your classes remotely, while others have gone back with masks to in-person classes.  Still others are having a hybrid semester, with a mixture of remote and in-person classes. Most of you have a lot to read.  Don’t let it go until the last minute.  You have a great opportunity to think about some big questions and to get ready for your future careers.I would like to congratulate all students and teachers who are starting at a new school this year.  You will always remember this as the school year that began on the Internet, and hopefully, ended inside the actual school buildings.  Good luck, everyone, and study well! ×last_img

Monday Beach Update: Project Enters Final Week

first_imgA pair finds a quiet spot at the back of the project area at 58th Street on Monday morning.Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end between 37th and 59th Streets.DATE: Monday, Sept. 14The beach at 57th Street will be guarded this week by the Ocean City Beach Patrol.PROGRESS: As of Monday at noon, pumping operations were between 58th Street and 59th Street. The beach at 58th Street remains closed. The beach at 57th Street is open and guarded by the Ocean City Beach Patrol (60th Street is no longer guarded). Surveyors stakes appear to mark where the project will end — at the spot where the houses end just past 59th Street. The jetty will be buried by the rebuilt beach.Excavators are widening and shaping the dunes that will run in a straight line throughout the project area. Beaches between 37th Street and 57th Street are now complete.WHAT’S NEXT: Work will continue in the area between 58th Street and 59th Street in the final phase of the project. Ocean City Business Administrator Jim Mallon reported to City Council on Thursday that sand-pumping operations are expected to be complete by Sept. 21. The contractor will take another five to seven days to remove pipeline and clean up. Dune crossover work is currently taking place between 55th Street and 57th Street. The planting of dune grass is scheduled for November.READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for freeThe leading edge of the project approaches 59th Street.last_img

Tax payment delay scheme embraced by firms

first_imgHM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) recently launched Business Payment Support Service (BPSS) has already enabled 25,000 businesses to delay paying more than £429m worth of tax, according to the government. The service, launched in November 2008, gives businesses the opportunity to pay all their HMRC taxes, including PAYE, National Insurance Contributions and VAT, through timetables they can afford. It was set up to help those in business or who are self-employed, and who are experiencing temporary financial problems.Financial Secretary to the Treasury Stephen Timms MP has urged businesses facing financial difficulty to speak to an HMRC adviser. “A short phone call could save hard working businesses time and money,” he said.A total of 44,500 phone calls have been received since the service’s launch, from businesses wanting advice, or requesting a ‘time to pay’ arrangement. The BPSS can be contacted on 0845 302 1435 from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and from 8am to 4pm at weekends, or for more information visit www.hmrc.gov.uk/pbr2008/business-payment.htm.last_img