Vermont Department of Employment and TrainingVermont Unemployment Press ReleaseJune 17, 2005For Immediate ReleaseContact: Michael Griffin, 802-828-4153E-Mail: email@example.com(link sends e-mail)Vermont Labor Force Statistics (Seasonally Adjusted) May 2005 April 2005 May 2004Total Labor Force 351,600 352,300 352,900 Employment 340,700 340,700 340,300 Unemployment 10,900 11,600 12,600 Rate (%) 3.1 3.3 3.6Montpelier — The Department of Employment and Training announced today that theseasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 3.1 percent, down two tenths of apercentage point from the revised April estimate. The change from last month was notstatistically significant.Unemployment rates for Vermont’s 17 labor market areas ranged from 1.7 percent inHartford to 3.9 percent in Rutland and Springfield. Labor market area rates are notseasonally adjusted; for comparison, the unadjusted rate for Vermont was 3.0 percent.”Vermont’s unemployment rate dropped once more to its lowest level in four years,” saidPatricia A. McDonald, Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Training.”May’s early season job gains in leisure and construction were particularly encouragingsigns for the labor market.”The number of seasonally adjusted jobs grew by 2,200 in May, a considerably larger gaincompared to the changes from recent months. The largest increase came from the leisureand hospitality industries, which bounced back from a loss in April. Other small gainsresulted from growth in the construction industry, professional and business services andgovernment services. Expansion may also have occurred in sectors of the economywhich are not published. Additionally, the figure for total seasonally adjusted jobs mayhave slightly overstated actual gains.Before seasonal adjustment, total nonfarm employment grew by almost 4,000 jobs. Thegains occurred in the industries that usually expand as the summer months approach.Construction showed the largest growth, adding jobs at a rate on par with prior years.Entertainment, recreation and the food service industries began their usual summer hiringwith fairly typical gains. Professional and business services also experienced increasesrelated to seasonal hiring. Within the professional and business sector, administrativesupport led the growth with employment increases primarily from traffic control andlandscaping companies. Other job gains occurred in retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Hotels, motels and other lodging experienced employment losses with the wrap-upof the winter tourism season. State and private colleges also showed a drop in jobstypical for the end of the academic year.Total nonfarm employment increased 1.6% over the last twelve months. The annualgrowth rate was slightly stronger than it was in April.
THE Guyana Jaguars finished day two of the seventh round Cricket West Indies (CWI) Professional Cricket League (PCL) Four-day encounter against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes on top, taking nine of the tourists first innings wickets to put them on the back foot.When bails were lifted last evening at 22:30hrs in the Day/Night encounter at the National Stadium, Providence, the Hurricanes were 114-9, still 304 behind the Jaguars first innings total of 417. Jeremiah Louis was on one Mervin Matthew yet to score.The wickets were shared between the Guyanese bowlers. Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul, who is playing in his 100th first class game, finished the day with 6-21, Romario Shepherd 2-29 and Keemo Paul 1-35.Earlier, it was another memorable day for the Guyanese wicket-keeper batsman, who eased to an unbeaten 196 to ensure the hosts amass a huge first innings total. Bramble, playing in his 45th first-class matches, batted for 427 minutes, 291 balls, hitting 23 fours and five sixes.Resuming at 276-8, the centurion, who began the day on 116, along with Permaul were composed for close to an hour, with the 27-year-old Bramble, who was the main architect in the Jaguars’ spirited fightback on day one, continued to score freely.The pair pushed the Jaguars 300, before Permaul was trapped leg before wicket to Mervin Matthew for 11.The Guyana Jaguars players celebrate the dismissal of Shane Burton.The right-handed Bramble, who was joined by Gudakesh Motie, remained unperturbed by the loss of his partner, and continued to combine excellent touch play, with some lusty blows, and brought his 150 with his fourth six, off 231 balls.Soon after the players were force to leave the field after a sharp shower, but when play actually resumed after 44 minutes were lost, the pair took the home team on course for a fourth batting bonus point, reaching the 350-run mark.The two Berbicians ensured the title holders maintained the momentum and kept the scoreboard busy, hitting boundaries freely, with the help by some uncharacteristically field placing.So much was the assault, that the duo put together 110 runs, a last-wicket record stand for Guyana before Motie, who contributed 47 off 93 balls, was stumped attempting a huge heave off the bowling of Terence Warde.The Jaguars opening bowlers Shepherd and Paul then backed up that batting effort, thriving with the new ball, removing both openers Montcin Hodge (9) and Chesney Hughes (10), to expose the visitors’ vulnerable batting order.Shepherd got the first break through when he bowled Hodge while Paul had Hughes in similar fashion just before the break, at 26-2.The final session further compounded the tourists’ woes. They lost Devon Thomas (20), leg before wicket to Shepherd before Permaul created the rest of the damage.He took the scalps of Akeem Saunders (18), Jahmar Hamilton (0), and Rakheem Cornwall (13), to catches at first slip and at the wicket respectively off deliveries which have bounce higher than they expected, while Shane Burton (20) was dismissed off a simple return catch, to reduce the tourists at 107-7.Warde was then trapped leg before wicket, as Permaul completed his 25th five-wicket haul. He then had Gavin Tonge in similar fashion.Play resume at 13.30hrs today.SCOREBOARDGUYANA JAGUARS 1st innings (Overnight 276-8)T. Chanderpaul c wk Hamilton b Louis 6C. Hemraj c Thomas b Cornwall 25L. Johnson lbw b Cornwall 0V. Singh s Thomas b Matthews 5S. Chanderpaul lbw b Thomas 51A. Bramble not out 196K. Paul c Thomas b Hughes 5S. Rutherford lbw b Cornwall 23R. Shepherd b Tonge 22V. Permaul lbw b Matthews 11G. Motie st Hamilton b Warde 47Extras: (w-2, nb-15, b-3, lb-6) 26Total: (all out; 124.5 overs) 417Fall of wickets:1-17, 2-21, 3-36, 4-41, 5-159, 6-164, 7-228, 8-263, 9-307, 10-417Bowling: Tonge 18-3-74-1, Matthews 22-10-31-2, Louis 22-7-60-1, Cornwall 30-2-117-3, Warde 13.5-2-48-1, Thomas 9-0-30-1, Huges 4-0-23-1, Burton 6-0-25-0LEEWARD ISLANDS Hurricanes 1st inningsM. Hodge b Shepherd 9C. Hughes b Paul 10S. Burton c&b Permaul 20D. Thomas lbw b Shepherd 20A. Saunders c Johnson b Permaul 18J. Hamilton c wk Bramble b Permaul 0T. Warde lbw b Permaul 8R. Cornwall c wk Bramble b Permaul 13J. Louis not out 1G. Tonge lbw b Permaul 2M. Matthew not out 0Extras: (nb-5, b-8) 13Total: (for nine wickets; 40 overs) 114Fall of wickets:1-24, 2-26, 3-51, 4-77, 5-77, 6-89, 7-107, 8-112, 9-114Bowling: Shepherd 8-1-29-2, Paul 9-0-35-1, Permaul 12-6-21-6, Rutherford 6-2-19-0, Motie 5-3-2-0
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northern Strikers Girls U15 and U17 were on the road over the weekend for the Edmonton Summer Sizzler.The U15 Girls, in their first game, played Xtreme FC 04 team and finished with a 2-2 tie.Goals for the Strikers were from Nevaeh Mohniger and Brynn Kielo.- Advertisement -Then in the second game, the girls faced Xtreme FC 05 team, dominating the game with a 6-0 win.Goals were from Paige McPherson, Avary Tyrrell, Rylin Clement, Shayne Turner, Brynn Kielo and Marti Kielo.In the gold medal game, the girls had a tough game losing 5-0 to the SW Sting earning the Strikers a silver medal.Advertisement It is to note that Alex MacDonald had a great weekend in net for the Strikers.The U17 girls had a good run at the Summer Sizzler, eventually earning a gold medal in the U19 Division.
TV device software specialist, iWedia is providing software for two new ultra HD set-top boxes made by Askey Computer Corp.iWedia’s Teatro-3.5 software solution for Android TV set-top boxes (STBs) will now be available on the Askey STI6080 UHD IPTV and OTT Android TV STB and the STS2060 UHD IPTV and DVB Android TV STB. Both boxes support 4K HEVC.Teatro-3.5 is designed as a complete software solution for Android TV STBs, suitable for pay TV operators specialising in broadcast, multicast, and unicast delivery.Running Android TV Nougat (7.0), Teatro-3.5 is integrated with various conditional access systems and is connected to various service delivery platforms and content delivery networks.“Teatro-3.5 allows pay TV service providers to smoothly mix their own services delivered OTT, over IPTV, and over broadcast with third parties Android TV apps and services,” said Nikola Teslić, iWedia’s CTO.“The two STBs from Askey on which we have ported our solution have proven to be very efficient platforms to cover both the IP-only and the hybrid use cases”.Askey product director, Thomas Ho, said: “Our Askey STI6080 and Askey STS2060 set-top boxes provide the best value for money to pay TV operators who decide to adopt Android TV. With the pre-integration of iWedia’s Teatro-3.5, we allow them to use those boxes to access their own bouquet of pay TV services”.Separately, iWedia announced it has integrated Teatro-3.5 into the latest Android TV UHD STB from Korean set-top manufacturer, INTEK Digital.The software is being used in INTEK’s UHD-S72F set-top box – a cost-effective device for pay TV operators opting for Android TV.iWedia is exhibiting at IBC at hall 5, stand B40. Askey are at hall 5, stand C30 while INTEK can be found at hall 5, stand C38
Discovery has appointed Amazon executive, Peter Faricy, to the newly created role of chief executive officer (CEO), global direct-to-consumer.Peter FaricyFaircy will oversee Discovery’s global digital and direct-to-consumer businesses, which includes Discovery’s GO TV Everywhere products, Motor Trend, Eurosport Player, Discovery Kids, Dplay and its forthcoming PGA Tour-branded OTT golf service.Reporting directly to Discovery president and CEO David Zaslav, Faircy will work with Discovery Networks International president and CEO JB Perrette on direct-to-consumer product rollouts across international markets. Perrette will continue to lead the overall Eurosport business.“Peter is a world-class executive, with an extensive track record of building some of the world’s most successful direct-to-consumer products and businesses,” said Zaslav.“We are excited to welcome Peter and his vision and skill set to the Discovery leadership team as we accelerate our pivot to become a next-generation media company engaging passionate communities of fans around the world on every screen with trusted, high quality brands and content.”Faircy is due to take up his new post on September 17, following a 12-year stint at Amazon, latterly as vice president for Amazon Marketplace. Before this he led Amazon’s music and movies categories and earlier in his career held leadership roles at Borders Group, Ford, and McKinsey.“As the media and tech industries increasingly converge, Discovery has positioned itself as a clear leader. Our mission is to delight customers by leveraging technology to provide access to the content they love, anywhere and anytime,” said Faricy.“I’m incredibly excited to join Discovery at this important juncture and to help accelerate the company’s ongoing evolution as a technology-powered media company reaching viewers around the world.”The news comes after Discovery and German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 announced plans in June for a new integrated streaming platform for Germany that will launch in the first half of next year. This will incorporate ProSiebenSat.1’s 7TV and Maxdome services, Eurosport Player and a range of other content.Earlier the same month Discovery said it expects to invest more than US$2 billion over the course of its 12-year deal with the PGA golf tour. Discovery will create a new multi-platform home for golf that includes global TV and multi-platform rights outside the US to all PGA Tour properties.