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

Facebook confession snares illegal immigrant rapist

first_imgSsewagudde denied rape after posting the Facebook messageAn illegal immigrant who confessed on his Facebook page that he had raped a woman has been jailed for four years.John Ssewagudde attacked the 28-year-old at her flat in the Shettleston area of Glasgow last June.The Ugandan-born 21-year-old later posted a message on the social network site saying: “I admit it. I raped you.”Ssewagudde later claimed he had consensual sex with the woman but was convicted of rape following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow last month.The court heard that Ssewagudde, a former charity worker, had been in Scotland illegally after his visitor’s visa expired.Text claimHis parents and sister were killed in a house fire in Uganda last year.Ssewagudde attacked the woman during a visit to her flat on 25 June last year.He was caught after the Facebook entry was found to have been sent via his mobile phone.When giving evidence at his trial, Ssewagudde claimed he had consensual sex with his victim.He also said the woman made him breakfast the morning after the attack and sent him two explicit text messages.Sentencing Ssewagudde, judge Lord Turnbull told him a custodial sentence was inevitable for such a serious offence. Share 19 Views   no discussions News Facebook confession snares illegal immigrant rapist by: – February 18, 2011 Tweet BBC News Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Nigeria vs Argentina Group D Match Tickets Sold out

first_imgHowever, Super Eagles other two games against Croatia and Iceland did not receive such attention from fans going to be physically present in the Russian cities of Kaliningrad and Volgograd respectively. The most expensive ticket for these group games goes for over N70,000.According to FIFA, 356,700 tickets have been allocated (subject to payment) to fans around the world via FIFA.com/tickets in the first 24 hours of the first come, first served sales window, which began on Tuesday, March 13 at 12:00 Moscow time.All three group games of Egypt have been sold out – Egypt vs Uruguay, Russia vs Egypt and Saudi Arabia vs Egypt.Several other matches involving other African teams at Russia 2018 have also been sold out – Japan vs Senegal, Belgium vs Tunisia and Portugal vs Morocco.“Most of the tickets have been allocated to Russian fans (197,036), followed by fans from USA (14,845), Argentina (14,564), Colombia (13,994), Mexico (13,505), Brazil (9,691), Peru (9,493), Australia (5,500), Germany (5,476), China (5,459) and India (4,166) – the top ten countries from abroad,” observed a statement released by FIFA yesterday.Despite the huge demand and the potential waiting time to access the website, FIFA encourages all fans to visit FIFA.com/tickets and check the traffic light system, which gives an indication about ticket availability.“Given the remarkable interest from all over the world, FIFA would like to remind all football fans that FIFA.com/tickets is the only official and legitimate website on which to buy 2018 FIFA World Cup tickets.“Tickets obtained from any other source will be automatically cancelled once identified and will not entitle the ticket holder to access the stadium or to any refund or other compensation, FIFA warned.Meanwhile, Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has played down the significance of last November’s 4-2 international friendly win over Argentina, claiming the result of that game will not matter when both countries lock horns in Group D’s last match in St. PetersburgIn an interview with South Africa-based Soccer Laduma, the Franco-German tactician reckons the game does not confer any advantage to Eagles going into the World Cup proper.“Remember, (Lionel) Messi didn’t play that game. So we are very cautious and have to analyse this great result in that context. Argentina had played another friendly against Russia in Russia before facing us. Perhaps, they were a bit tired – they also left Russia soon after our game. I think no one should overrate the result. I definitely won’t overrate it. It was definitely not to our advantage because Argentina will take us more seriously now,” stressed Rohr.Rohr however assured Nigerian football fans that the Eagles would get the best possible preparation for Argentina and the other group opponents even though the three-time African champion is the least-ranked team in the pairing.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WORLD CUP 2018Duro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s World Cup 2018 last Group D match against Argentina on June 26 in Saint Petersburg, Russia has been sold out.last_img read more