War worries dampen tight jobs market

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. War worries dampen tight jobs marketOn 18 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Growth in demand for staff slowed for the third successive month inFebruary, following increasing concerns over a possible war against Iraq. A study by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and Deloitte & Touchereveals that growth of permanent placements was almost negligible last month. The monthly Report on Jobs also finds that temporary billings increased attheir slowest rate since February 2002. Brett Walsh, head of human capital at Deloitte & Touche, said thefindings reflect increasing concerns among employers about the possible impactof a war against Iraq. “February’s Report on Jobs survey provides evidence that the currentuncertain geo-political situation is having an increasingly adverse affect onthe UK labour market,” he said. “Although we are seeing few signs of large-scale redundancies employersare clearly reluctant to take on new staff or replace leavers,” Walshadded. The report also cites figures by the CIPS/Reuters Employment Index whichreveal that over all private sector staffing levels fell for the 21stconsecutive month and the rate of job shedding has accelerated to levels lastseen in January 2002. www.deloitte.comlast_img read more

Snow Women’s Basketball Closes Out Regular Season With A Win

first_imgFebruary 24, 2020 /Sports News – Local Snow Women’s Basketball Closes Out Regular Season With A Win Brad James Written by Tags: Snow Women’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRANGELY, Colo.-Lexi Peterson scored a season-high 19 points on Saturday afternoon, leading the Snow College women’s basketball team to a 71-50 victory over Colorado Northwestern in the Lady Badgers’ regular-season finale.In the third quarter, the Lady Spartans outscored Snow, 21-12 to cut the Lady Badgers’ lead to just five points; however, Snow turned up the heat in the final quarter to outscore CNCC, 25-9 to take the 21-point victory. Shawnee Simpson led the fourth-quarter surge, scoring nine of her 11 points. Snow shot 10-of-14 from the field in the final frame, including 5-of-6 from three-point range. The Snow College defense held the Lady Spartans to just 16.7 percent shooting in the fourth quarter.Regan Yamauchi scored 17 points and had seven rebounds in the victory, while Sydney Pilling added 10 points.The two teams will meet again on Thursday afternoon at the Region XVIII Tournament in Twin Falls, Idaho. Snow, the No. 4 seed, will take on Colorado Northwestern, the No. 5 seed at 5:30 p.m. The winner will take on No. 1 seed Salt Lake C.C. on Friday at 12 noon.last_img read more

Former Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer Commits to Utah

first_imgDecember 20, 2020 /Sports News – Local Former Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer Commits to Utah Tags: Charlie Brewer/Utah Football Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWACO, Texas-Sunday, former Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer confirmed he has committed to the University of Utah.Committed! #GoUtes pic.twitter.com/UvZbp1qhl9— Charlie Brewer (@CBrewerII) December 20, 2020During his time with the Bears, Brewer completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 9,700 yards, 65 touchdowns and 28 interceptions as a four-year starter at Baylor.In 2019, Brewer threw for a career-high 3,161 yards along with 21 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.That season, the native of Austin, Texas led the Bears to a Big-12 Championship Game appearance and a Sugar Bowl berth.The Utes’ relationship with Brewer dates back to the 2017 season when the program envisioned him in Salt Lake City.Offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig, then with the Vanderbilt, who coached against Brewer in the 2018 Texas Bowl, got a glimpse of Brewer as he led the Bears to a 45-38 win over the Commodores.Brewer comes from a football family as his father, Robert, played quarterback at the University of Texas and was the 1982 Cotton Bowl MVP for the Longhorns in a 14-12 win over Alabama. His grandfather, Charlie, also played quarterback at Texas, as did his uncle, Rob Moerschell.His older brother, Michael, played quarterback at both Virginia Tech and Texas Tech. Written bylast_img read more

Spirit Energy drills dry well near Ivar Aasen field in Norwegian North Sea

first_imgSpirit Energy used Leiv Eiriksson semi-submersible rig to drill the wildcat well 16/1-33 S The well 16/1-33 S was terminated in the Skagerrak Formation. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) Oil and gas operator Spirit Energy Norway is in the process of concluding the drilling of the wildcat well 16/1-33 S located in production licence (PL) 780 in the North Sea, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) announced.Located near the Ivar Aasen field in the central part of the North Sea, the well is approximately 200km west of Stavanger.The well was aimed to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks in the Sleipner and Skagerrak Formations.Spirit Energy used Leiv Eiriksson semi-submersible rig to drill the well to vertical and measured depths of 3,042m and 3,158m respectively, below sea level at a depth of 116m.Following drilling, the well 16/1-33 S encountered the Sleipner Formation with a thickness of some 205m, while the Skagerrak Formation resulted in a thickness of around 75m.Well 16/1-33 S was classified as ‘dry’According to NPD, the well was classified as ‘dry’ and was not formation-tested and was terminated in the Skagerrak Formation in the Upper Triassic.The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned, NPD noted.In a press statement, NPD said: “Well 16/1-33 S was drilled by the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility, which will now proceed to drill wildcat well 6507/4-1 in production licence 1009 in the southern part of the Norwegian Sea, where ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS is the operator.”The well 16/1-33 S represents the first exploration well in PL-780, where Spirit Energy serves as the operator.Earlier this year, Spirit Energy has increased its production by bringing online two new wells at its fields in the North Sea.The company has started gas production at the new C6 well at its Chiswick field in the Southern North Sea.last_img read more

NESNAY, JOHN A.

first_img89, of Bayonne, passed away on February 8, 2018 at home surrounded by his family and loved ones. John was born in Bayonne and was a lifelong resident. He was in the Automotive Industry in Jersey City for many years. John was also in the National Guard Reserve. John was the husband of the late Dolores A. (Hicock). He was the father of Jeffrey J. Nesnay and his wife Elisa, Karen A. Nesnay, Robert D. Nesnay, Susan Gennarelli and her husband Kevin and Dr. Mary Ellen Nesnay and her husband Dr. Thomas Chillemi. Grandfather of Jaclyn Lithgow, Allison Sarnatora, Lauren Previtera, Thomas W. Chillemi, Erica P. Chillemi, and Andrew Niemiec. Great grandfather of Sullivan Lithgow, and Declan Lithgow. Brother of Robert Nesnay and the late William Nesnay, Virginia Dundon, Irene LaPilusa and Olga Fedak. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img read more

Commissioners Seek Safer Parkway Exit 25

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEThe Cape May County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution at its Zoom meeting Tuesday seeking safety improvements at Exit 25 of the Garden State Parkway and Roosevelt Boulevard.“There have been numerous traffic accidents at the intersections of Roosevelt Boulevard and GSP Interchange 25, where vehicles have left the roadway, damaged private property, and place a strain on the already overburdened congestion of the roadway,” the resolution states.Commissioner Vice-Director Leonard Desiderio, who is also Sea Isle City’s mayor, introduced the resolution, which was seconded by Commissioner E. Marie Hayes, an Ocean City resident.Specifically, the County Commissioners are calling on the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) in the resolution to conduct a safety study and implement necessary improvements to correct “the hazardous conditions of the intersections at Roosevelt Boulevard and interchange 25 of the Garden State Parkway.” The NJTA is the state agency that operates the Parkway.Exit 25 serves as both a gateway to Ocean City and the Marmora section of Upper Township. Roosevelt Boulevard is a four-lane highway connecting the two communities. There are also northbound and southbound interchanges for the GSP.Motorists turn onto the Garden State Parkway’s northbound ramp from Roosevelt Boulevard.Hayes said in an interview on Saturday that improvements are greatly needed to make the interchange safer.“It is very busy there,” she said. “There are a lot of issues when people come from the north and drive down the ramp. There is a conglomeration of drivers who come off the exit and it is absolutely overwhelming.”According to the Board of Commissioners, the congestion at Exit 25 is due, in part, because the Garden State Parkway’s Exit 20 “is missing movements.”The result is a traffic backup at the Marmora exit, “especially during the summer months,” according to the resolution.In other matters, Hayes, who is liaison to the County Park and Zoo, shared some information about an upcoming event.“The Zoological Society will announce shortly a fundraiser to support exhibits for kangaroos, emus and toucans,” Hayes said.She also spoke about a recent addition and a loss at the zoo.On Monday, the zoo announced the arrival of an 8-year-old female snow leopard named Maliha.Maliha was sent to the zoo by the Species Survival Plan (SSP) as a strong genetic match for Bataar, the zoo’s male snow leopard. Himani, a 17-year-old female snow leopard, died in February of cancer.“As everyone knows, we lost our female snow leopard and we have received a new one,” Hayes said, adding that the hope is the new leopard will be well-paired with the male. “We are hoping love will be in the air.”She also thanked the board for supporting a resolution that honors women. Specifically, the resolution recognizes “the social, economic, cultural and political contributions and achievements of women.”The resolution further states that it recognizes “the contributions and achievements of women as celebrated on International Women’s Day on March 8 and Women’s History Month in March.”The Cape May County Zoo is located at 707 North Route 9, Cape May Court House. (Photo courtesy Cape May County Zoo) Exit 25 is a busy entryway to shore points, leading to traffic congestion.last_img read more

Last chance to apply for South Bend small business grants

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Pinterest Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Last chance to apply for South Bend small business grants By 95.3 MNC – August 8, 2020 0 283 Facebook Twitter (Photo supplied/ABC 57) The City of South Bend has extended the application window for its Small Business Resiliency Grants, which provides $5,000 in assistance for qualifying small businesses that have suffered hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The grant program application window will now close on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. To find out more and apply, visit www.southbendin.gov/bizgrant.Businesses will be asked to demonstrate a negative impact to their business as a result of the pandemic, and the grant program is open for businesses with 50 employees or less.The program will make available 60 grants from a total of $300,000 in money received through the federal CARES Act and include additional technical assistance through the City’s Department of Community Investment and Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Previous articleMilford man arrested following confrontation with officersNext articleFuneral arrangements set for SBFD firefighter killed in crash 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Pinterest WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

A Tribe Called Quest Honors Phife Dawg With New Music On SNL

first_imgBefore Friday, it had been 18 years since the last new music from A Tribe Called Quest. That all changed when the group released We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, a new album that features the entirety of A Tribe Called Quest – even the late Phife Dawg, who passed away earlier this year.The album was conceived when the group reunited in 2014, and it was no surprise to see it released just three days after the Presidential election. Race and social injustice are main themes of the new album, addressed with the lyrical eloquence for which ATCQ is known.On SNL, the group performed two songs from the new album, “We The People….” and “The Space Program.” Q-Tip, Jarobi White, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad kept it rocking through the first song, all leading up to Phife’s verse. They then unveiled a mural depicting Phife, as his track played through the room. It was a touching moment, allowing for these artists to pay tribute to their lost brother.The second song, “The Space Program,” saw both Consequence and Busta Rhymes join on stage for a celebration of hip hop music. Watch videos of both, streaming below.last_img read more

Josh Radnor on the Happy Humiliation of Being Kissed by NPH at Hedwig

first_imgAfter nine seasons as Ted Mosby on the Emmy-winning series How I Met Your Mother, Josh Radnor is returning to his theater roots in not one, but two new plays. The actor, director and screenwriter is currently starring in the world premiere of Richard Greenberg’s The Babylon Line through July 7 at New York Stage and Film & Vassar’s Powerhouse Season at Vassar College—he’ll then switch gears to play Isaac in Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced, beginning September 27 at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. Radnor chatted with Broadway.com about returning to the Great White Way for the first time since The Graduate, his “lazy” HIMYM line-learning habits, the homicidal Sondheim character he’d love to play and his dragalicious kiss with Hedwig star Neil Patrick Harris. Why did you want to sink your teeth into The Babylon Line? This is my fourth time at Vassar—I was an acting apprentice here when I was in college and it’s a real artistic home for me. When they call and offer me something, I take it very seriously because I love it here. I’ve never done a play of Richard Greenberg’s before, but I’ve seen quite a few and I think he’s one of our most eloquent and exciting playwrights. I was nervous going into rehearsal because the part is tough and it’s pretty epic. I’ve never had to learn this many lines before. You don’t want to approximate Greenberg, because then you hear the actual line and you’re like, “Well, that’s 100 percent better than what I just said.” So you really have to get it perfect. Related Shows Disgraced View Comments Doing Broadway this time around is going to be a little different than when you were last here as an up-and-coming actor. I did The Graduate in 2002, and I used to tell people I was famous for 15 minutes on a half block of West 45th Street, and then around the corner, I’d be totally anonymous again. Things have changed over the years in some really wonderful ways, but sometimes it can be strange and disorienting. New Yorkers leave you alone, but students and tourists come up and want to say hi, most of which is really lovely, but you’re bound to have some strange encounters. At least they all turn into good stories. Now that Disgraced has won the Pulitzer, do you feel any added pressure to do it justice? Its award-winning status hasn’t made me nervous, but I think it’s recognized justly as an important play. Ayad is one of the most exciting voices in theater right now—he grew up loving Philip Roth and Saul Bellow and Woody Allen movies, and I think he’s attempting to do for the Muslim-American experience what those authors did for the Jewish-American experience. It’s thrilling to watch someone tackle that so eloquently and empathetically. Right now, it’s more exciting than daunting, but talk to me in a couple months and I might feel differently. [Laughs.] Have you gotten to see Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig yet? I saw it last Sunday night! He was phenomenal. He came out in the audience during “Sugar Daddy” and planted a big kiss on my forehead, which humiliated me and also made me very happy.center_img But didn’t you get lots of practice learning lines quickly from How I Met Your Mother? Oh no, we were the laziest group of line learners, because we never shot in front of an audience. We would gather around the script supervisor’s table and just jam the lines right before we went. Sometimes I had these page-long speeches and I would have to learn those, but largely we got really good at throwing it on its feet quickly and approximating professional acting. At some points our director would have to say, “Professional acting guys, come on, professional acting now.” What’s your ultimate musical dream role? I just saw Six by Sondheim on HBO and I thought that was so amazing. In a number of years, I’d love to do Sweeney Todd, and I love George in Sunday in the Park with George. I also really love original work, so I’d love to originate something. You sang with Neil in How I Met Your Mother—would you ever want to do a musical? I did a benefit of She Loves Me a couple years ago with Kelli O’Hara, and I would love to do a production of that. We’re talking about it a little bit, but there’s nothing set. I started off in musicals, and I still think it’s the most adrenaline-producing, fun thing, so I’m always open to it. See Josh Radnor in The Babylon Line at Vassar College’s Powerhouse Theater through July 6. After How I Met Your Mother, we’re so happy to see you jumping back into theater—what made you want to do these two plays? Oh, just to make the folks at Broadway.com happy. [Laughs.] When the show ended and I was asked, “Do you want to do a new Richard Greenberg play at Vassar?” I said, “Well, yeah, of course I do.” That’s a no-brainer. And I know [Disgraced] playwright Ayad Akhtar—I wrote him a fan letter after reading his fantastic novel American Dervish, and we had coffee in the city one day and became friends a couple years ago. He said he had always wanted me to do this role, but I was never available, so then when the Broadway production came up, they offered it to me, which I was thrilled by ‘cause it’s a really special, wonderful play. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 1, 2015last_img read more

Summer Heat

first_imgThose looking for relief from July’s unrelenting heat aren’t likely to find it anytime soon. Average temperatures during July were about 1 to 2 degrees above normal and are projected to be slightly warmer in August. Just a little hotter than normalIn July, temperatures across Georgia were above normal almost everywhere. In Atlanta, the monthly average temperature was 81.3 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees above normal); Athens, 82 F (1.4 degrees above normal); Columbus, 83.7 F (1.2 degrees above normal); Macon, 83.8 F (2 degrees above normal); Savannah, 83.7 F (1.1 degrees above normal); Alma, 83 F (1 degree above normal); Augusta, 83.6 F (2 degrees above normal); Albany, 83.7 F (1.3 degrees above normal); Rome, 81.1 F (1.5 degrees above normal); and Valdosta, 83.1 F (1.7 degrees above normal). Macon was the eighth-warmest July in 119 years of record. Alma, Georgia, broke its record for a nighttime high temperature on July 21, with 78 F. The previous high minimum on that date was 76 F, set in 1995. Several other high and high minimum temperatures were tied in July. Drought expandsThe highest monthly total precipitation, according to National Weather Service reporting stations, was 10.08 inches in Valdosta at 3.45 inches above normal, and the lowest was in Macon at 1.56 inches, 3.39 inches below normal. Atlanta received 5.01 inches of precipitation (0.26 inches below normal); Athens, 5.08 inches (0.61 inches above normal); Columbus, 2.24 inches (2.52 below normal); Savannah, 5.36 inches (0.24 below normal); Alma, 5.48 inches (0.15 above normal); Brunswick, 9.22 inches (5.14 above normal); Albany, 4.53 inches (0.93 below normal); Rome, 3.12 inches (1.20 below normal); and Augusta, 3.52 inches (0.81 inches below normal). Columbus has its eighth-driest July in its recorded 114 years, and Macon was the 10th-driest in 119 years of record, according to the Southeast Regional Climate Center’s perspectives tool at sercc.com/perspectives?user=true. One daily rainfall record was set in July. Brunswick received 2.18 inches on July 25, breaking its old record of 1.58 inches, set in 1983. The highest single-day rainfall, according to Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) volunteers, was 4.75 inches near Colbert in Oglethorpe County on July 3, followed by 4.25 and 4.20 inches recorded by two observers on Tybee Island in Chatham County on July 24. The highest monthly total rainfall was 11.95 inches, observed south of Savannah in Chatham County. Several other observers in the same area recorded totals in excess of 11 inches. Severe weather was observed on 24 out of 31 days during July. All reports involved scattered wind damage, except for reports of hail on July 2 and 14. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows drought increased across the state in July. Drought conditions in south Georgia are expected to be reduced by rainfall the beginning of August, but drought in the central part of the state may get worse in August as that area gets missed by the rains falling farther south. Farmers welcomed the rain that did fall across the state in July, although frequent showers in some areas hampered hay production. Heavy irrigation was evident in the driest areas as crops hit their peak water needs.For more information, please visit the “Climate and Agriculture in the South East” blog at blog.extension.uga.edu/climate/ or the new web page at gaclimate.org . Email weather and climate impacts on agriculture for sharing on the blog to [email protected]last_img read more