Burlington Job Market Expected to be Among Strongest in NationDecember 9, 2008 – Burlington-South Burlington area employers expect to hire at a favorable pace during the first quarter of 2009, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Among survey participants, the Burlington-South Burlington area employment outlook is the fourth best in the nation.”From January to March, 25% of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while 7% expect to reduce their payrolls,” according to Manpower spokesperson Amanda Niklaus. “Another 62% expect to maintain their current staff levels and 6% are not certain of their hiring plans.”For the coming quarter, job prospects appear best in Durable and Nondurable Goods Manufacturing, Wholesale & Retail Trade, Transportation & Utilities, Financial Activities, Professional & Business Services, Education & Health Services, Leisure & Hospitality and Government. Employers in Construction and Information plan to reduce staffing levels.Effective with the Quarter 1 2009 results, adjustments has been made in the 46-year-old Manpower Employment Outlook Survey’s methodology to make the survey more representative of the U.S. economy and inclusive of new and emerging industries. These adjustments include a move to Metropolitan Statistical Areas for geographic reporting boundaries and to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Supersectors for the industry breakdowns. Because of these revisions, direct comparisons cannot be made between Quarter 1 2009 local data and previous local survey results. Data may not total 100 percent due to rounding.Of the 31,800 employers surveyed in the U.S., 16% expect to increase their staff levels during the January – March period, while 13% expect to reduce their payrolls, resulting in a Net Employment Outlook of 3%. Sixty-seven percent expect no change in hiring and 5% are undecided about their Quarter 1 2009 hiring plans.The next Manpower Employment Outlook Survey will be released on March 10, 2009 to report hiring expectations for Quarter 2 2009.About the SurveyEmployment services company Manpower Inc. releases the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey quarterly to measure employers’ intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their workforce during the next quarter. It is the only forward-looking survey of its kind, unparalleled in size, scope, longevity and area of focus. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey’s United States results are based on interviews with 31,800 employers located within the top 200 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) in the U.S. and one MSA in Puerto Rico. The mix of U.S. industries within the survey follows the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Supersectors and is structured to be representative of the U.S. economy.- ### -(c)Manpower Inc. 2008 All rights reserved.
Lake Success Officer Shot, Wounded Carjacking Suspect, Cops SayLake Success Officer Shot, Wounded Carjacking Suspect, Cops Say
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Lake Success village police officer shot and wounded a suspect who was allegedly trying to carjack a driver while fleeing a cell phone store robbery on Wednesday night, Nassau County police said.The suspect, whose identity wasn’t immediately released, robbed the T-Mobile store on Northern Boulevard in Flower Hill before carjacking a victim on Lakeville Road in Lake Success during his getaway when the officer confronted him at 6:20 p.m., police said.After shooting the suspect, the officer placed him under arrest, police said. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries.Major Case Bureau detectives are continuing the investigation.
Providence: License extension to allow new seismic survey over Newgrange prospectProvidence: License extension to allow new seismic survey over Newgrange prospect
Irish oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources has been granted an extension of the first phase of Frontier Exploration Licence (FEL) 6/14 off Ireland, which contains the Newgrange prospect. The license, operated by Providence with Sosina Exploration as its partner, is situated in 1,000 meters of water some 260 kilometers off the south-west coast of Ireland.Providence said on Tuesday that the partners were granted an extension to the term of the first phase of FEL 6/14 until March 31, 2019, by Ireland’s Minister of State for Communications, Climate Action, and Environment.The company also said that the extension would allow for the acquisition of a new high-resolution 2D seismic survey over the crest of the Newgrange prospect while also providing data suitable for input to an application for the permitting of an offshore exploration well.The 2D seismic data and well site survey acquisition is planned to begin during the summer of 2018.The company added that the commercial discussions about a potential farm-out of equity in the license were continuing. Providence is also in discussions with other nearby operators as to potential synergies that the short duration Newgrange well may share with other potential nearby future drilling operations.John O’Sullivan, technical director of Providence, said: “We are very pleased to be granted this extension to the Newgrange license, which will allow for the acquisition of a new high resolution 2D seismic survey together with seabed data which may allow us to further de-risk the Newgrange prospect.“These data will also facilitate commencement of the detailed planning process for the Newgrange exploration well. As the Newgrange well duration is expected to be extremely short, given that the primary Cretaceous reservoir target is just circa 500 meters below the seabed, we are talking to other operators regarding potential rig-share opportunities.“In addition, the Newgrange partners are in dialogue with a number of third parties regarding a potential farm-out of equity in this low cost high potential exploration project.”
Urine test could hold key to early cancer diagnosisUrine test could hold key to early cancer diagnosis
A simple urine test could identify cancers of the gut, stomach and pancreas, researchers sayCancers of the gut, stomach and pancreas could be detected much sooner with a simple urine test, new research suggests.Edinburgh University scientists have identified key proteins in the urine of patients with advanced cancers.The findings could help the detection of these cancers in people who have not yet started to show symptoms.It would enable patients to be diagnosed much earlier, leading to improved survival rates.Only about 10% of patients with the cancers, known as cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract, are still alive five years after diagnosis.It is because the cancers, which tend to be aggressive, are often diagnosed at an advanced stage.Dr Holger Husi, of Edinburgh University’s tissue injury and repair group, said: “The aim of this work is to enable these cancers to be diagnosed much earlier.“This would help us to treat the cancer before it has a chance to spread.“The majority of these cancers are currently diagnosed late where no surgery is possible due to its advanced stage.“Earlier diagnosis would mean that curative surgery or chemotherapy would be possible for more patients.”Thousands of proteinsThe research, published in the journal Proteomics-Clinical Applications, compared urine samples from patients with upper gastrointestinal cancers with urine samples from people who were cancer-free.Scientists analysed the samples to identify thousands of proteins.They then identified six particular proteins, which were present in 98% of the cancer cases but absent in almost 90% of samples from patients without cancer.The researchers then narrowed molecules down to two proteins, S100A6 and S1009, which are most likely to appear in samples from patients with cancer but absent from the other samples.The scientists now want to discover whether people with early stage cancers, which have not yet been diagnosed, have the same levels of proteins present.It would involve analysing samples from at least 1,000 volunteers and tracking the participants over a number of years to identify those who were then later diagnosed with upper gastrointestinal cancers.BBC News 13 Views no discussions Share Share Share Tweet HealthLifestyle Urine test could hold key to early cancer diagnosis by: – June 9, 2011 Sharing is caring!
Negros Occ. prov’l gov’t, biz group back sugar industryNegros Occ. prov’l gov’t, biz group back sugar industry
“I believe our two resolutions will becarried by the conference and presented to President Rodrigo Duterte,” Carbonadded. Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer said theProvincial Board during their regular session passed a resolution on Tuesday,appealing to President Rodrigo Duterte not to allow the sugar importliberalization. Meanwhile, the Metro Bacolod Chamberof Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) was optimistic that their resolutionssupporting the sugar industry will be approved during the 45th PhilippineBusiness Conference in Manila. The first resolution requested theSugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) and the Department of Trade and Industry(DTI) to work together in reclaiming the P2-billion Sugar Industry DevelopmentAct fund. The rationalization of sugarimportation should be based on a careful analysis of projected productionversus domestic demand and in consultation with the stakeholders, theresolution said.(With a report from PNA/PN) The resolution said the proposal wouldspell the demise of the local sugar industry, which is the lifeblood of NegrosOccidental, adding that the move would open the floodgate to the unregulatedentry of sugar being dumped by Southeast Asian neighbors with surplusproduction. “We all know that sugar is still thebiggest industry in the province. About 85 percent of our sugarcane farmers areagrarian reform beneficiaries. The effects of sugar import liberalization willdrastically affect them,” Lacson said on Monday. “The voice of the provincial officialsshould also be heard that’s why we are appealing to the President,” Ferreradded. BACOLOD City – The Provincialgovernment officials and businessmen of Negros Occidental showed their supportto the sugar industry amid the opposition of stakeholders to liberalize sugarimportation. Last August, the MBCCI and otherbusiness chambers in Regions 6, 7 and 8 passed two resolutions supporting thesugar industry during the 28th Visayas Area Business Conference in Leyte. He said that Negros Occidental, whichproduces 55 percent of the country’s sugar output, would be adversely affectedif the liberalization of sugar imports will push through. Frank Carbon, chief executive officerof MBCCI, said the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry realized thatthe P90-billion annual contribution of the sugar industry to the country’seconomy should not be overlooked. Previously, the Provincial Board underthe former vice governor and now Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, approved aresolution opposing the proposal to liberalize the sugar industry. The other resolution urged the SRAalong with the DTI and National Economic and Development Authority torationalize sugar imports.
Ripley County Food Pantry scheduled open date moves upRipley County Food Pantry scheduled open date moves up
Ripley County, In. — The Ripley County Food Pantry will be closed Monday, January 21. The pantry WILL BE OPEN Friday, January 18 from 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30 to 7 p.m.
A social media celebrity, who flaunted his opulent lifestyle to millions of followers on Instagram, has appeared in court in the US charged with running a global scam, which allegedly targeted a Premier League club.Ramon Igbalode Abbas, known to his social media followers as Ray Hushpuppi, was arrested in Dubai last month after a months-long investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He has been transferred to the US and appeared in court in Chicago on Friday.In a dramatic video produced by Dubai police, officers taking part in what was dubbed “Operation Fox Hunt 2” are seen breaking through the doors of Hushpuppi’s home while he slept.A dozen alleged co-conspirators were also arrested in a series of coordinated raids.In dozens of Instagram posts over the last few years, the 37-year-old Nigerian national has boasted of living the extravagant lifestyle of the super-rich jet-set.Investigators said they were able to track his movements by following his posts on his Instagram account, which has 2.4 million followers. In court documents, the US Department of Justice alleged: “Abbas maintains social media accounts that frequently showed him in designer clothes, wearing expensive watches and posing in or with luxury cars and charter jets.“The FBI’s investigation has revealed that Abbas finances this opulent lifestyle through crime.”Hushpuppi is alleged to have operated what is known as a business email compromise or BEC scheme, hacking corporate emails and tricking staff into making money transfers.He is also accused of conspiring to launder millions of dollars in stolen money.“Abbas and others further conspired to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from other fraudulent schemes and computer intrusions, including one scheme to steal £100m (approximately $124m) from an English Premier League soccer club,” the Department of Justice said. The Premier League club was not identified in the criminal complaint.In a statement, US Attorney Nick Hanna said: “BEC schemes are one of the most difficult cyber crimes we encounter as they typically involve a coordinated group of con artists scattered around the world who have experience with computer hacking and exploiting the international financial system.“This case targets a key player in a large, transnational conspiracy who was living an opulent lifestyle in another country while allegedly providing safe havens for stolen money around the world. As this case demonstrates, my office will continue to hold such criminals accountable, no matter where they live.”If he is found guilty of conspiracy to engage in money laundering, Hushpuppi would face a maximum sentence of 20 years in a US federal prison.RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend In his last Instagram post in early June, under a picture of a Rolls-Royce and the hashtag AllMine, he wrote: “May success and prosperity not be a ‘once upon a time’ story in your life.”With a praying emoji, he added: “Continue to shame those waiting for me to be shamed.”—Tags: fbiHushpuppiOperation Fox Hunt 2Premier LeagueRamon Igbalode Abbas
RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Odion Ighalo is desperate to make up for his FA Cup semi-final heartbreak with Watford in 2016.Ighalo was crushed when Watford lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace, missing out on the chance to face Manchester United in the final. Now the 31-year-old striker, on loan at United until January, has a chance to erase that disappointment by making the final with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.“It was a difficult one to take against Crystal Palace,” said Ighalo ahead of Sunday’s semi-final against Chelsea.“If we’d have won, we’d have played United in the final. Unfortunately, we lost.“It was a bitter one to take but this is an opportunity again in an FA Cup semi-final to make it right and go forward to the final.“To get to the final would be great for me in my life and my career.” Ighalo, speaking to United’s official website, added: “Now I have the opportunity to get to the final with the club I’ve supported all my life.“It would make my dreams perfect. It will be tough, but we have what it takes.”United can still do a silverware double this season, with Solskjaer’s side in the last 16 of the Europa League as well as the FA Cup semis.And club legend Bryan Robson said his former club must win a trophy to prove they are a major force once again.The ex-United skipper said: “In my last couple of years at the club, when we won the first Premier League, then the double the next season, we’d look at each other and think ‘Nah, we’ll not get beat today’. “That’s how you get that confidence and belief in each other to go on and win things.“I think United are getting close to that, but what they have to do is win something to get that belief that they can really challenge Liverpool and Manchester City next season.”Tags: FA CupManchester UnitedOdion IghaloOle Gunnar SolskjaerWatford
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center in FloridaSpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Kennedy Space Center in Florida
SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the historic Launch Pad 39A at 3:30 PM Wednesday afternoon from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.The 60 Starlink satellites have successfully landed and will “deliver high speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable,” according to SpaceX.Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/fBYpawIh4j— SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 22, 2020
Jupiter Agency Rescues 13 Dogs from Rough Conditions in Miami HomeJupiter Agency Rescues 13 Dogs from Rough Conditions in Miami Home
Deshong and her staff left the man’s home with 13 of the 15 dogs, as the man’s relatives promised to have him give up the other two.The eight males and five females are being cared for at Furry Friends’ headquarters in Jupiter and at the organization’s ranch in Palm City.They have been given baths and are awaiting blood work, vaccinations and health histories.“They are much better now,” Deshong says of the dogs, which are purebred schnauzers. “They are much calmer. We are in the process of getting them seen by a vet.”However, they are not ready to be released for adoption.“They’re unusually unsociable, and we really just want to concentrate on them and not worrying about who they’re going to go to right now,” she says.“It’s going to take a little time. I would say a couple of months, though possibly not the two 8-month-olds. They’ve come a long way,” Deshong adds. Officials from a Jupiter-based non-profit, no-kill rescue organization recently removed 13 dogs living in “horrendous” conditions from a Miami home.Relatives of the homeowner contacted Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch last week to share their concerns over the welfare of the pets.The man was willing to surrender the dogs, according to the relatives, but they wanted representatives from Furry Friends to pick up the dogs.“They sent us pictures of these adorable, beautiful schnauzers,” says Pat Deshong, Furry Friends’ president. “We thought we were just picking up 15 dogs.”The dogs, which range in age from eight months to about four years, were living in squalor, according to Deshong.The home was littered with trash, while the dogs were covered in their own feces. In addition, two of them were living inside a sofa.“The house was horrendous,” adds Deshong. “It was one of the worst hoarding situations that I and Furry Friends have ever been involved in. The animals were confined to the house.”Courtesy: Furry Friends/Facebook