Jobs report falls below expectations

first_imgWith 130,000 jobs gained last month, NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long said “August job growth failed to meet expectations, but this was still a solid report overall,” adding that “both labor force participation and prime-age employment improved.”Although headline job growth fell below the year average, Long noted that “private sector growth was sufficient to absorb new entrants into the market. The overall picture of the labor market is still a strong one which represents a solid recessionary buffer, albeit one where job growth is clearly tapering as we approach full employment.”“Wage growth remains muted and presents no obstacle to a 25-basis point rate cut later this month. NAFCU continues to believe there is not enough in the overall economic data, including this report, to justify a 50-basis point rate reduction at this time,” Long concluded. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Istria achieved a historically record June

first_imgThe Tourist Board of the Istrian County is especially proud to announce that Istria will realize more than 4 million overnight stays for the first time in June. Last year, Istria realized 3 million overnight stays in June, so that this year’s result in June will be almost 37 percent stronger, which in concrete figures means more than a million overnight stays for the month of June alone.With such figures before and after the season they look much better and after many years of systematic work, excellent cooperation between the private and public sector, joint work of all stakeholders in preparing the tourist season and constantly improving the living conditions of our guests, we obviously return the effort. – point out from the Tourist Board of the Istrian CountyIstria thus proves that it is a well-organized and organized tourist destination, and a large role in the whole story is played by the private sector which has designed a very high quality offer with the affected price and invested significantly in raising the quality of accommodation and organizing large TOP events such as: Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series, Open Air Festival, Beach Polo in Rovinj, Sea Star Festival in Umag, Rise Up Festival in Porec and many others that in the pre- and post-season become a motive for the arrival of many guests and generate quality content in tourist destinations.last_img read more

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Wolf Administration Cabinet Members Host Community Event in Tunkhannock

first_imgWolf Administration Cabinet Members Host Community Event in Tunkhannock Press Release Tunkhannock, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by more than 100 community members for a Cabinet in Your Community event at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. This series of events gives community members the opportunity to talk with cabinet secretaries and discuss issues important to the region.“It is of utmost importance to ensure that constituents across the commonwealth have access to their government officials,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “By hosting these events, my administration can better serve Pennsylvanians by having valuable dialogue and giving community members an opportunity to feel connected to Harrisburg regardless of where they live.”This event featured Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin, Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, Acting State Police Commissioner Lt. Col. Evanchick, and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Rick Flinn. The department heads answered questions from the audience and provided information on ongoing and upcoming state projects in the region.The next Cabinet in Your Community event is currently scheduled for next Thursday, April 26, in the McFarland Student Union Building at Kutztown University. This event will be hosted by the cabinet secretaries of the departments of Community and Economic Development, Aging, Health, and Transportation. April 16, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Joe Hayes named IMCA Late Model division director

first_imgVINTON, Iowa (Dec. 4) – A self-described fan and ‘Late Model guy’ has been named director of the division by IMCA.Joe Hayes will focus on helping tracks strengthen their IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing programs as well as Deery Brothers Summer Series events in the newly-created Late Model division director position.“I’ve always been a Late Model guy. They put on a great show,” said Hayes, who grew up following the exploits of his favorite drivers at Tunis Speedway and was director of marketing at IMCA before working for promoters Al Frieden and Keith Simmons. “When you drop the green flag on 20-24 of them it makes all the hard work you’ve put into the program worth it.”Along with making regular track visits, Hayes will work closely with IMCA Vice President of Operations Jim Stannard in getting new sanctions and in overseeing the continued development of the Late Model division.“What I’ve always enjoyed most about racing is the people involved in it and their passion for the sport. I’ve met so many good people in racing,” Hayes said. “IMCA has that same passion for Late Models. I want to help this division prosper and grow.”He’d been an integral part of the IMCA staff that saw the numbers of sanctions and member drivers explode in the mid-1990s. Hayes met Frieden during his IMCA travels and soon found himself enjoying his favorite sport in a new capacity.“My time with Al was pretty unique. He was a hell of a person and a hell of a promoter. There was no job that was beneath him,” Hayes said. “I helped him promote 75 to 80 shows a year, opening with the Busch All-Star race at Davenport in the spring and ending with the West Liberty 100 in the fall.”Hayes, the branch manager at Bearing Distributors Inc. in Cedar Rapids, also worked at Farley Speedway and Dubuque Speedway the last year and a half. He and his wife Dawn have two sons, Chase and Brody, both students at Kirkwood Community College.Randy Anderson will continue his role as IMCA’s Late Model competition director, overseeing enforcement of the rules and tech inspection.“The timing is perfect for Joe to rejoin our staff. We’d been in communication during his involvement with two of our sanctioned tracks and he will be a very good fit at IMCA, especially in this capacity,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “Joe will do a great job and I hope our Late Model promoters and drivers recognize our commitment to the Late Model division and its growth.”last_img read more

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Duško Ivanović is Taking Back Ognjen Kuzmić on the B&H Team

first_imgCoach of the B&H basketball team Duško Ivanović will include Ognjen Kuzmić on the list of players who will take part in the qualifications for the European Championship in Ukraine next year, found out portal klix.ba.This information was confirmed by assistant coach Nenad Trajković. ‘’He will certainly be called, and it is up to him whether he will play. Ivanović said that Kuzmić wants to play for the B&H team. Anyone who has doubts, then it is better to not come to the gathering. We cannot give up such a player who has prospects. The B&H team has to show him that they are thinking about him for the future and that the interest is mutual. I think that we will succeed in getting such a player’’, said Trajković for klix.ba.Golden State traded Kuzmić in its development branch, Santa Cruz Warriors. Two days ago, the B&H player made 15 points and 24 rebounds against the Austin Toros.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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COMMUNITY ALERT: SPATE OF CAR THEFTS ACROSS COUNTY

first_imgCOMMUNITY ALERT: A recent spate of car thefts across Donegal may be linked to criminal gangs operating in the county.During one incident this week a car stolen in Rathmullan was located 4okms away in Castlefin.The theft comes after several other incidents in and around Letterkenny in recent weeks. Gardaí are reminding car owners to lock their vehicles at all times when not using them, especially at night. COMMUNITY ALERT: SPATE OF CAR THEFTS ACROSS COUNTY was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:car thievescastlefincommunity alertdonegalRathmullantheftWarninglast_img read more

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