State, business leaders advocate for changes in unemployment insurance

first_imgLegislators, including Rep. Mike Marcotte, Vice Chair of the House Commerce Committee, Department of Labor Commissioner Patricia Moulton Powden, business owners, and leaders of the state s business organizations held a press conference today regarding fiscal challenges facing the Unemployment Insurance (UI) trust fund. They are urging legislative leaders to take action to address the growing shortfall in the trust fund through a balanced approach of gradual increases in the taxable wage base and adjustments in Vermont s unemployment benefits.last_img

Beer Blog: Westbrook Brewing Company’s Gose

first_imgHere’s the deal with Westbrook Brewing Company’s Gose.It’s gonna catch you off guard. You’re not ready for the first powerful sip, even though Westbrook (a great brewery out of Mount Pleasant, S.C.) tells you on the can what to expect — “Sour, Salty, Delicious,” you’re not expecting the beer to be this…intense.But that’s the only way you can really describe this beer: intense.Gose is this relatively ancient German style of beer that had essentially been forgotten about by American brewers until the last few years.Now, sours are all the rage and the Gose is one of the esoteric versions of sour that’s been resurrected. It’s not like any other sour out there, though because of the use of sea salt, and in most cases, coriander.The result is, well…salty, sour, and shocking. And yes, delicious.Westbrook’s version of the Gose is one of those unexpectedly awesome beach beers. It’s too complex for simple lawn mower beer status, too interesting to fit neatly in the summer beer category, but it’s light and refreshing and clocks in at a reasonable 4% ABV. That, my friends, is a beach beer.But don’t get too excited. Even though the Gose has qualities of a session beer, it’s not exactly sessionable. The beer is simply too bombastic to have more than one on each sitting. It’s the kind of beer that will either turn you off or get you hooked right away. Like NASCAR, or midget tossing. It’s weird. But in a really good way.–Graham Averill is a writer, beer lover and stay-at-home dad. Follow his adventures in drinking and Dad-hood at daddy-drinks.com.last_img read more

STS Poland ups mobile muscle with Wiraya

first_img Submit Mateusz Juroszek – STSLeading Polish market bookmaker STS has moved to expand its mobile engagement capacities utilising Wiraya as customer activation software provider.The partnership will see Wiraya deploy its mobile customer tracking solutions, helping STS marketing and retention teams better convert perspective players.Wiraya solutions allow for optimised personalised messages to be sent to STS customers across multiple mobile devices. Furthermore, STS marketing teams will be supported with better in-depth reporting on customer engagements, helping optimise campaigns.“As the leader of the Polish market, we are constantly developing our brand and its attractiveness to players,” said Mateusz Juroszek, CEO of STS. “We are focused on increasing the effectiveness of all our customer activities. We expect that the partnership with Wiraya will really optimise the player registration process.”The mobile partnership forms part STS ongoing digital transformation programme announced in 2018, as the Polish bookmaker enhances its entire digital portfolio.The arrangement sees Wiraya continue to expand its presence within betting and gaming, in which the mobile engagement specialist services Black Type, Interwetten Sports and Betsson AB as partnersHampus Lindberg, Commercial Director at Wiraya, added: “Players are increasingly disloyal, and combined with the sheer volume of marketing noise, it’s a difficult task for all operators to increase player numbers. That’s why it’s vital operators like STS master the activation phase of the player lifecycle.” Interwetten named main sponsor for Greek Super League August 4, 2020 Interwetten signs Yakubu as first Nigeria ambassador July 14, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articles Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020last_img read more