Unemployment claims up for week, down for year

first_imgFor the week of June 12, 2010, there were 694 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance, an increase of 32 from the week before. Altogether 9,722 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 643 from a week ago and 4,505 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 3,150 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 321 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 2,093 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is a decrease of 113 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)last_img read more

Wind capacity installations top 2GW in India in 2019-2020 fiscal year, up 31% from year prior

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Mercom India:Wind power installations in India rose to 2.07 GW in the financial year (FY) 2019-20, a 31% increase as compared to 1.58 GW in the FY 2018-19. The cumulative installations stood at 37.69 GW as compared to 35.63 GW for the FY 2018-19. Wind power represents 10.1% of the total installed power capacity in India as of Q1 2020.Tamil Nadu emerged as the leading wind installer accounting for nearly 25% of the cumulative wind installations as of March 31, 2020. Gujarat emerged as the second leading state accounting for 20% of the total wind installations in the country. Maharashtra and Karnataka came third and fourth with 13% each, while Rajasthan rounded off the top five with 11% of the total cumulative installations.Good wind potential exists in the states of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra. In January, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) citing the studies conducted by the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) had told the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy that India has an offshore wind energy potential of around 70 GW in parts along the coast of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.According to NIWE, the installable wind potential of the country is estimated to be at 695 GW at 120 meters above ground level. Out of the estimated figure, nearly 347 GW of wind projects can be installed on cultivable lands, followed by wastelands where 340 GW capacity could be possible.In December last year, Mercom reported that India’s wind sector failed to gather speed in 2019. The wind energy sector, along with the rest of the renewable energy industry, has been facing multiple challenges on various fronts over the past few years, and 2019 was no different. The sector was grappling with the slowing economy, low tariffs, tariff caps, curtailment, infrastructure constraints, and a plethora of duties and tariffs.[Rakesh Ranjan]More: 2.07 GW of wind power capacity installed in India during FY 2019-20 Wind capacity installations top 2GW in India in 2019-2020 fiscal year, up 31% from year priorlast_img read more

Retail: Curing the curse of Camberley

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Standing room only as waterfront shack sells for $2.55m

first_imgThis home on Elanora Drive sold for $2.55m on the weekend. Picture: Supplied.IT was standing room only as a waterfront shack sold for $2.55m with bids coming from all directions including off boaties and people on paddleboards.There saw a crowd of 400 onlookers and 50 registered bidders at the quitessentially Gold Coast auction, forcing agents Will West of Lacey West and Troy Fitzgerald of Ray White Broadbeach to draw up makeshift bidding paddles to keep up with demand. The site is a coveted corner block with 270 degree water views. Picture: Supplied.“I haven’t seen a crowd like that ever before at any of the auctions we’ve done on the coast,” he said. “There were people on stand-up paddleboards, people on boats, people all across the back lawn. It was standing room only because it was a once in a lifetime opportunity.” The new owner plans to rent the home out while he draws up plans for his dream home. Picture: Supplied.Mr West said the Elanora Drive property, which had 270 degree water views, was in one of the most tightly held streets on the coast, where there had been nine sales in the past decade.“We had builders, young couples, people from Brisbane, Sydney, and overseas interest as well. It was pretty feverish.” This home on Elanora Drive is in one of the most tightly held streets on the Gold Coast with just nine sales in the past 10 years. Picture: Supplied.The sellers, John and Bruce Dickson, who inherited the property after the death of their mother Dulcie last year, landed a price that was $1m more than their neighbour. Their parents had bought the property in the 1960s, though it had been vacant for the last 13 years.Mr West said the buyer was a local who had decided to rent the property out while he drew up plans for a new family residence on the site. The home had been left vacant for 13 years, according to Lacey West real estate agent Will West. Picture: Supplied.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoMr West said the first bid for the Tallebudgera Creek property was $1m, hitting $1.9m in minutes after going up in $100,000 lots.last_img read more

Historic homes and classy mansions to sell at upcoming auctions

first_img40 Bernborough Place, Bridgeman Downs.An architecturally designed Brisbane home with award-winning landscaping is set to sell under the hammer this weekend.The property, at 40 Bernborough Place, Bridgeman Downs, has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a six-car garage. Kick back and relax at 9 Palm Ave, Sherwood.Ray White — Sherwood selling agent Jackson Evenden said the renovated kitchen had ample storage and bench space for cooking enthusiasts.The property goes to auction at 3pm on Saturday. Follow Reshni Ratnam on Twitter Check out this cute space at 52 Sheriff Street, Petrie Terrace.Features of the property include an in-ground magnesium swimming pool, a private outdoor retreat with bath and original character features throughout.Mr Coussens said the home would best suit either a professional couple who worked nearby or in the CBD, or a family with teenage children. The living area at 40 Bernborough Place, Bridgeman Downs.Other features of the home include a swimming pool, entertaining room with bar, and a powder room.The property goes to auction at 10am. 26 Frank St, Norman Park.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoPlace — Bulimba selling agent Shane Hicks said the property featured a very traditional layout with VJS, polished floorboards, high ceilings, breezeways and timeless features throughout. “It has been restumped and well cared for,” Mr Hicks said.The colonial-style Queenslander is close to the CBD. 147 Park Road, Yeerongpilly.This beautiful colonial home, built in 1917, will go to auction at 10am.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 147 Park Rd, Yeerongpilly is perfect for a young couple or a small family.McGrath Annerley Yeronga selling agent Kristy Noble said the current owners were looking to move on and invest their money somewhere else.Ms Noble said the property, known as ‘Lillypilly’, still held on to the charm and detail of the early 1900s with the L-shaped veranda, stain glass windows and soaring ceilings being just some of the historic features.She said there was the option to build in underneath, raise the property or add another level.The property is close to parks, local tennis clubs and shopping centres and public transport. The massive home at 40 Bernborough Place, Bridgeman Downs.Ray White — Bridgeman Downs selling agent Sonya Treloar said the home was built and designed by the current owners.The resort-inspired entrance to the home, is stately yet shouts privacy, according to Ms Treloar. “Solid timber sliding gates, a welcoming gatehouse and security back to the home ensure only those that are invited are admitted,” she said. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here 9 Palm Ave, Sherwood.After 20 years, the owners of this Sherwood home have decided to move on.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 9 Palm Ave, features high ceilings and Tasmanian Oak floors which give it an extremely fresh feel. 52 Sheriff Street, Petrie Terrace.An impeccably renovated 1930s cottage with four bedrooms and two bathrooms will go to auction at 11am on Saturday.The property at 52 Sheriff St, Petrie Tce has been fully renovated in the last five years. 26 Frank St, Norman Park.A home at 26 Frank St, Norman Park, in the one family for two generations, will go under the hammer at 9am.The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home is on a 810sq m block and the existing owner is ready to sell after owning it since 1925. The home at 52 Sheriff Street, Petrie Terrace.Vivid Property Group selling agent Thomas Coussens said the owner had massive acreage on the Sunshine Coast and was working on “doing up” a cottage there.last_img read more

Gasum inks LNG supply deal with Eastman Chemical Company

first_imgFinish energy company Gasum has bagged a deal with Eastman Chemical Company in Oulu, Finland, for the delivery of liquefied natural gas from Manga LNG terminal in Tornio. Gasum will deliver liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Eastman Chemical Company in Oulu, Finland starting from the second half of 2020, the company said in its statement.The company’s switch to LNG is part of Eastman’s commitment to environmental stewardship.The Manga LNG terminal is improving the availability of LNG for marine, traffic and industrial segments in Northern Finland and Sweden.The LNG will be delivered from Gasum’s LNG intermediate storage tank at the terminal in Tornio. It is the biggest LNG terminal in the Nordics, enabling direct LNG deliveries to end-users. The LNG will be delivered from the terminal to Eastman by tanker trucks.“At our Oulu site in Finland, we are currently implementing more sustainable technologies by switching to LNG. Eastman’s partnership with Gasum has been truly incremental in our journey to improve our environmental footprint,” said Sabine Ketsman, vice president and general manager, Eastman.The need for alternative, low-emission fuel and energy options is increasing rapidly as companies need to meet their national and international emission target requirements, Gasum said.The European Union has set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030 compared to the emissions levels of 1990. In order to reach these targets, an increasing number of companies are switching from traditional fossil fuels to low-emission fuels such as LNG.last_img read more

On authority

first_img Share 8 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews On authority by: – January 30, 2012center_img Tweet Share Photo credit: steamcrow.com“…Unlike the Scribes, he taught them with authority.” (Mk. 1:21)Authority has no single meaning. The Oxford English Dictionary, for instance, has three definitions. It is first “the power or right to give orders and enforce obedience.” It is also “a person or organization exerting control in a political or administrative sphere.” Or, it is “the power to influence others, based on recognized knowledge or expertise.”The authority the people recognized in Jesus was not the authority of the first or second, but authority of the third kind, namely, his power to inspire and make them heed what he had to say. A simple way to explore his distinctiveness is to consider authority either as something you’re “in”, or something you “have.” To be “in” authority is to have a regulative position or status through election or appointment. Thus ministers of government are persons “in” authority; so are those who comprise boards of directors in business.Authority also goes hand in hand with certain roles. A parent, for instance, is by definition someone “in” authority; so is a teacher, a judge, a policeman or woman, or a parish priest.A moment’s reflection, however, tells us that to be “in” authority and to “have” authority are not one and the same thing. Many of those “in” authority “have” no authority. Many of those who “have” authority are not “in” authority. And therein lies a dilemma, because in the final analysis, “having” is more important. “In” authority is about system and structure, “having” is about soul.The episode at the heart of the Gospel today concerning the crowd’s comparative evaluation of Jesus and the Scribes illustrates this point very well. The crowd, as the text put it, was captivated by Jesus’ teaching, because he spoke to them as someone with authority, unlike the Scribes.Now the Scribes were among the social and intellectual leaders of the day. They went to the right rabbinic schools, belonged to a respected class, and enjoyed high social standing. Jesus was from Nazareth, a social backwater, from which “nothing good” ever came. And yet the crowd heeded what he had to say, unlike pronouncements from his betters. They were “in” authority, in other words, but he had it.To “have” authority is to possess qualities that influence and inspire. Inspiration is one of those things, besides bread, that humans need in order to live. Without vision, we are told, people perish. While we can individually often give ourselves motivation to do things, it’s very doubtful whether a society can move from a difficult present to an enhanced future without the stimulus of inspiration.Some forty odd years ago Jack Kennedy summoned the American people to a vision of difficulty and boldness, involving the exploration of space. “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade,” he said, “and to do other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” Mandela, on the other hand, has inspired the world to think of the traditionally difficult in a new way: the bitter experiences of history can fruitfully be recalled without bitterness. Examples such as these, however, should not make us equate having authority with being charismatic. It is not just that the more ordinary among us can also display authority. It is that charisma is not the essential or defining feature of the quality. Evil geniuses too have had charisma. Indeed, some of them have had an extraordinary ability to mesmerize. One has only to recall the hypnotic influence Hitler wielded on his highly rational and intelligent subordinates.The authority to inspire is the ability to summon individuals to imagine that they can do bigger things than they think, and become much better than they are. We are often inclined to think of this capacity only in terms of politicians, but this is something any teacher in any primary school can facilitate, which many indeed have done. The foundation is a sense of solidarity with others and the sense of having heard the summons oneself.I do not wish to minimize the power of the political to generate these possibilities in the broader society. Considering the scope politicians enjoy for influencing the lives of citizens, it is certainly a legitimate expectation to hope that along with such power they should display a care for society’s overall enhancement, for the things, as I mentioned earlier, that we need to live by, apart from bread. But the task applies to many others too, in the religious and the other essential social sectors. We need many more persons who can speak, act and conduct themselves with authority, whether or not they may happen to be persons who are in authority.By: Father Henry Charles Phdlast_img read more

Bernice Hopkins

first_imgBernice A. Hopkins, 87, of Greenwood, formerly of Holton passed away at 10:30am, Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. She was born near Zenas in Jennings County on December 18, 1928 the daughter of William and Gertrude Yeager Speer. She was married to Harold Hopkins on October 17, 1948 and he preceded her in death on June 16, 2002. Survivors include one son Charles (Amy) Hopkins of Apollo, Pennsylvania; two daughters Katherine (Vernon) Pedersen of Great Falls, Montana and Yvonne (Steve) Tanner of Greenwood; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers Walter (Mary Evelyn) Speer of North Vernon and Wayne (Janet) Speer of Lexington; one sister Virginia (Walter) Brauer of Brownsburg. She was also preceded in death by her son Michael, her parents, and her brothers Elmer, Omer, Melvin, Leonard, John, Fred, and Richard Speer. Mrs. Hopkins was a 1947 graduate of Zenas High School. She and her husband were former owners and operators of Hopkins’ Grocery in Holton and she was also a homemaker. Her favorite past times were bird watching, crocheting, reading, gardening, and her grandchildren. Bernice was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church, Versailles OES, and the Napoleon VFW Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 16 at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Ty Choate of the Hopewell Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Rock Cemetery near Osgood. Visitation will be Sunday from 3pm to 6pm. Memorials may be given to the Flat Rock Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

James “Jim” Lemon, 92, Batesville

first_imgJames Wilkie Lemon was born February 7, 1926, in Friendship, In., and departed this life in Batesville, In. January 6, 2019. Jim was the son of Wilkie S. and Edna (Elrod) Lemon. He married Patricia Moran of Versailles, In. August 24, 1949, and she survives. Jim will also be missed by his daughter Evelyn Israel and husband Charles, sons James Lemon and wife Nan, and Tracy Lemon and wife Shirley. Jim was also blessed with 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his Aunt Elsie Lemon, and sisters Carolyn Harms, Mary Chandler, and Elizabeth Hooton.As a child, Jim attended school in Friendship before graduating from Cross Plains High School, in the Class of 1944. Upon graduation from high school, he enlisted in the US Army, being assigned to the 24th Infantry Division, and was deployed to the Philippines and participated in the Battle of Mindanao. After the liberation of Mindanao, he was destined for the Japanese mainland when victory was declared on VJ Day. His unit continued on, and was involved with the occupation of Japan. Jim was Honorably Discharged in November of 1946, with the rank of Staff Sargent. For his service to his country, he was awarded the Bronze Star.Jim returned to his family farm in Friendship, and started his young family, as well as his 55-year career at The Friendship State Bank, serving as its President & Cashier. He additionally served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for many years, retiring in 2014.As a young man, Jim enjoyed farming, playing fast pitch softball and basketball, quail hunting, and trap shooting. Later on, in addition to working at his cattle and sheep farm, he focused on attending his grandchildren’s many school and sporting events. He was also an avid Cincinnati Bengals, Reds, and IU basketball fan.Jim was a member of the Friendship Volunteer Fire Dept., Brown Township Post of the American Legion, Ripley County 40 & 8 Voiture 1047, Versailles Masonic Lodge, and Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite. He was inducted into the Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame, and the NMLRA Black Powder Hall of Fame, for his contributions to the organization.Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 11th at 1pm at the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship with Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Brown Township American Legion. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 10th from 3pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 12pm until time of services Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Ripley County 40 & 8 nurses scholarship fund in care of the funeral home.last_img read more