Stirling Mortlock smashes record, and Tony Woodcock

first_imgTuesday May 12, 2009 Stirling Mortlock smashes record, and Tony Woodcock Stirling Mortlock became the highest points scorer in Super rugby history when he overtook Andrew Mehrtens record on Saturday as his Brumbies side beat the Blues 37-15 in Canberra.Mortlock scored a try and kicked seven points as his side overcame a lacklustre start to then pick up a bonus point win after scoring five second half tries.The Blues made the most of their first half chances, but it was the home side that kept their semi final hopes alive as they moved into the top four, with next weekends match against the Chiefs in Hamilton being crucial to their title ambitions.Mortlock now sits on 994 total points, four ahead of All Black legend Mehrtens, a feat that please the Wallaby stalwart, but he took most satisfaction from the teams second half performance.It’s pleasing, but I was asked about it earlier in the week and I said that I’d take the win first and foremost and it was excellent that we grabbed the bonus point and got a good win, he said.He was unfortunately taken from the field though after this crunching hit on All Blacks and Blues prop Tony Woodcock. Both players felt the affect of it, but it was actually Woodcock who stayed on the field, despite being on the receiving end. Time: 02:55ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. Stirling Mortlock smashes record, and Tony Woodcock | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Toe to Toe against the Rugby Giants – Pacific Warriors Documentary Preview

first_imgThursday Aug 13, 2015 Toe to Toe against the Rugby Giants – Pacific Warriors Documentary Preview Pacific Warriors is a fascinating new documentary that explores the history of the tiny Pacific Island nations of Fiji, Tonga and Samoa. It documents their remarkable journies every four years at the Rugby World Cup, when against all odds they take on the rugby giants and at times, not only produce a scare, but even come out on top.  As told by the pacific players themselves, and featuring the likes of Jonny Wilkinson, Sir Clive Woodward, Bakkies Botha, Matt Giteau, David Haye and Jason Robinson, their tale is one of the greatest underdog stories in sport.For the Pacific Islands the game of rugby has become the modern expression of their traditional warrior spirit. Their lighting fast, brutally physical, high risk style of rugby is legendary, making them fan favourites wherever they play.The aim of the film is to raise the profile of Pacific rugby prior to the World Cup, and also to get all Tier 1 fans to give them a cheer as their second favourite teams. A significant percentage of profits will go towards Pacific Islands rugby development, and the filmmakers have already managed to fund a two-week training camp for Tonga in Surrey, from early pre-sales.Having watched the full 2-hour feature, we can tell you that it is just as enjoyable, insightful and hilarious as the great trailer below. It will be available from iTunes in September 2015.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

New Chairman of Campaign Board at Historic Royal Palaces

first_img  57 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 2 July 2008 | News New Chairman of Campaign Board at Historic Royal Palaces Ian Barlow, Senior Advisor, KPMG UK, has been appointed Chairman of Historic Royal Palaces’ Campaign Board, and he took up the post yesterday. He takes over from Angela Heylin OBE LVO who retires after ten years service. Heylin will remain a member of the Campaign Board.Barlow is also the Founding Chairman of The Safer London Foundation and Vice President of Arts & Business.The Historic Royal Palaces’ Campaign Board is responsible for a new fundraising campaign designed to raise £20 million by 2012 for the charity that cares for and conserves the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House at Whitehall, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace.The funds will support major projects such as the transformation of Kensington Palace, the restoration of the White Tower at the Tower of London and the re-presentation of both the Jewel House at the Tower of London and the Tudor Palace at Hampton Court. The Campaign will also support Historic Royal Palaces’ work in the fields of education and outreach.The Campaign Board now comprises John Anderson, Ian Barlow, Bruce Carnegie-Brown, Margaret Doyle, Sue Farr, Noel Harwerth, Angela Heylin, Patricia Hodge, Glenn Hurstfield, Joyce Hytner, Lord Inge of Richmond, Sir Adrian Montague, Lady Judge, Luke Meynell and Allen Sangines-Krause.www.hrp.org.uk Tagged with: Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

‘Unión Europea tiene plena responsabilidad por guerra civil en Ucrania’

first_imgLo que sigue es una entrevista a mediados de septiembre con Vasilij Volga, presidente de la Unión de las fuerzas de Izquierda, ex miembro del Parlamento y ex director de la Comisión Estatal de Servicios Financieros de Ucrania, por el austriaco Wilhelm Langthaler.Wilhelm Langthaler: ¿Cuál es, en retrospectiva, su posición sobre el acuerdo de libre comercio entre Ucrania y la Unión Europea?Vasilj Volga: El acuerdo es realmente perjudicial para el interés económico nacional de Ucrania. Había un elemento populista en la propaganda de las fuerzas que protagonizaron el golpe militar como, por ejemplo, facilitar los visados, etc. Debemos cancelar de inmediato el acuerdo de comercio y reconstrucción de los lazos económicos con Rusia y toda la región con el fin de servir a nuestro interés nacionales.El levantamiento popular en el este se ha dirigido también contra este acuerdo injusto. Si la rebelión había ganado, si el interés nacional no hubiera sido traicionado, la guerra civil podría haberse evitado. Ucrania podría haber desarrollado sus fuerzas económicas de una manera dinámica como puente entre Europa y Asia.WL: ¿Qué piensa sobre el actual gobierno encabezado por Poroshenko?VV: Es realmente criminal y ha cometido el espectro completo de los crímenes contra la humanidad. Con el fin de lograr sus objetivos, Poroshenko y su equipo han sido la destrucción de las instituciones básicas del Estado. Ellos están apoyando y promoviendo el radicalismo. Podría dar muchos ejemplos de eso.WL: Es el acuerdo de Minsk un camino hacia la resolución de conflictos?VV: Para cumplir con el acuerdo de Minsk es sólo una posibilidad para lograr la paz. Estamos en contacto constante con nuestros amigos de Donbass, que no está bajo el control de Kiev. Existe, de hecho, la oportunidad de traer la región de nuevo a Ucrania si se les concede la autonomía y la federación. Pero esto requiere la plena aplicación del acuerdo.Una ley de amnistía debe ser aprobada y la condición especial de Donbass debe fijarse constitucionalmente. Necesitamos una misión de observación internacional. Tenemos que luchar contra cualquier provocación que busca la división entre naciones, lenguas o grupos étnicos. El sistema judicial debe ser devuelto de acuerdo con la constitución. Se debe procesar a los medios de comunicación y sus propietarios que han estado presionando para este conflicto. Paso a paso vamos a tener que reconstruir un estado común.WL: ¿Qué papel jugó la UE en este conflicto?VV: Fue la UE, la que trajo esta tragedia en nuestro país. Ellos firmaron un plan de paz con el presidente Yanukovich que se comprometieron a garantizar. En virtud de dicho acuerdo, Yanukovich estaba programado a retirarse después de medio año. Al día siguiente, Alemania y Francia apoyaron y reconocieron las fuerzas de derecha ultra radical. Si se trataba de un mal acuerdo, ¿por qué lo firmaron? ¿Si se trataba de un buen acuerdo, por qué no ponerlo en práctica?Si tratamos de reconstruir nuestro país y establecer la paz, ¿cómo podemos confiar en Alemania y Francia para jugar el papel de los mediadores? En cualquier caso, la UE tiene que llevar toda la responsabilidad por el conflicto – por no hablar de los EE.UU.WL: ¿Puede explicar el proyecto de la Unión de las Fuerzas de Izquierda?VV: Estamos tratando de formar una alianza de fuerzas de izquierda, que están totalmente dispersos por ahora. El régimen de Ucrania está a punto de desmantelar los últimos vestigios del estado de bienestar. Todas las fuerzas políticas que luchan por la justicia social están siendo reprimidos. Este es el sentido de la llamada ley de la descomunistización bajo la cual se prohibió también el Partido Comunista. Ni socialistas ni los socialdemócratas son capaces de operar. La Unión de las Fuerzas de Izquierda quiere establecer una plataforma jurídica para la izquierda, que está tratando de defender y proteger los logros sociales restantes. Las personas clave en el CP se unieron. Lo mismo hicieron exponentes del Partido Socialista y de la Organización de Control Civil (una organización no gubernamental se convirtió en una formación política).WL: ¿Qué pasa con la represión contra usted personalmente?VV: Mis posibilidades de expresarme son muy limitadas. Cuando fui atacado físicamente durante una conferencia de prensa en Zaporozhye en la primavera pasada, muchos canales de televisión tomaron imágenes. Así que hay un montón de pruebas. Me dirigí al ministro del interior, la presidencia y los servicios secretos para iniciar la persecución penal. En un mensaje transmitido en privado, el Ministro Avakov dio una respuesta clara: Cualquier oficial de hacerlo sería despedido. El Tribunal Supremo de Ucrania, sin embargo, decidió abrir investigaciones, pero Avakov sólo se rió de esa decisión. Nada ha ocurrido hasta ahora. Cualquier actividad pública por nuestro grupo es atacada por los paramilitares Azov y ninguna autoridad puede moverse en contra de ellos.WL: ¿Cómo, en estas ­condiciones, se puede pensar a las ­elecciones?VV: Realmente no lo sé. Las personas tienen miedo en este momento. La fuerza física se utiliza en contra de nosotros. Mi esposa está bajo constante terror psicológico de las llamadas telefónicas y correos electrónicos. Teniendo en cuenta todos estos problemas, que no sabemos si podemos asumir esta responsabilidad.Vasilij Volga está programado para abordar el No Foro Euro, que tendrá lugar en Chianciano Terme, Siena, Italia, a partir del 16 al 18 de septiembre.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Authorities confirm arrest of two cyber-dissidents

first_img News September 26, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities confirm arrest of two cyber-dissidents Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Follow the news on Vietnam to go further News April 7, 2021 Find out more RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang RSF_en VietnamAsia – Pacific According to Agence France Presse, the Vietnamese authorities confirmed on 21 September that they have arrested cyber-dissidents Le Nguyen Sang and Huynh Nguyen Dao for distributing pamphlets and posting political documents online. These activities were “contrary to the interests of the Vietnamese state and could be interpreted as terrorism,” the authorities said.Nguyen Hoang Long is the pseudonym used by Le Nguyen Sang, a 48-year-old doctor, while Huynh Viet Lang is the pseudonym of Huynh Nguyen Dao, a 38-year-old journalist.According to the US-based People’s Democratic Party, an exile organisation that is banned inside Vietnam, the two cyber-dissidents are being held in a detention centre in Ho Chi Minh City. The group claims that four more of its members are also currently detained in Vietnam although the authorities have so far refused to release any information about them.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of Le Nguyen Sang and Huynh Nguyen Dao and urges the authorities to say whether or not they are also holding the four other People’s Democratic Party activists. Two other cyber-dissidents, Nguyen Vu Binh and Truong Quoc Huy, are also still in prison in Vietnam. Reporters Without Borders calls on foreign diplomats to try to promote respect for free expression in Vietnam, which is about to join the World Trade Organisation.——————21.09.2006 – US cyber-dissident freed after more than five weeks in custodyReporters Without Borders is relieved to learn of the release, on 21 September 2006, of Cong Thanh Do (pen name Nam Tran), but the organisation expressed concern about the plight of two other cyber-dissidents, both Vietnamese nationals, arrested at the same time and about whom there has been no news.”We hail the work of foreign diplomats, particularly American, which brought about this release,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “We nevertheless urge them not to let up in their efforts to obtain the same outcome for four other cyber-dissidents in custody in Vietnam.“We are also waiting for the Vietnamese authorities to provide information about the arrests of Nguyen Hoang Long and Huynh Viet Lang, which appear to be linked to that of Cong Thanh Do”, the organisation added.Cong Thanh Do was due to arrive in San Francisco, California, around 4am on 22 September (Paris time).His wife, who was able to speak briefly to him on the telephone, said he was very weak. “I am extremely relieved but I would like to point out that it was totally unjustified to hold my father in custody,” she said. “The authorities are simply determined to shut him up.”Cong Thanh Do, a 47-year-old engineer from San José wrote for various foreign based websites. He was arrested on 14 August in Phan Thiet, southern Vietnam. His family said he was accused of having plotted a bomb attack against the US Consulate, a bizarre accusation which did not appear to have any basis in tangible fact. In fact, he was targeted by the authorities because of what he wrote online and for his alleged membership of a banned political organisation in Vietnam, the foreign-based Vietnam People’s Democratic Party.Sources based outside the country said that two cyber-dissidents with Vietnamese nationality, known only under their pen names Nguyen Hoang Long and Huynh Viet Lang, have reportedly been held since mid-August. The authorities have not yet given out any information about them. Apart from Nguyen Hoang Long and Huynh Viet Lang, two other cyber-dissidents, Nguyen Vu Binh and Truong Quoc Huy, are still behind bars in Vietnam. Receive email alerts ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation News VietnamAsia – Pacific News April 22, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

One vision for Limerick but not everyone is seeing eye to…

first_imgNewsPoliticsOne vision for Limerick but not everyone is seeing eye to eyeBy Alan Jacques – June 12, 2014 746 CEO of Limerick City and County Council, Conn Murray, presents Cathaoirleach Kevin Sheahan (FF) with his chain of office at the inaugural meeting“ONE voice, one vision, one Limerick” was the jazzy chorus repeated throughout the inaugural meeting of the newly merged local authority, but not everyone was singing from the same hymn sheet.According to Conn Murray, who is no longer City nor County Manager but CEO, the merger represents “an historic change in the rich and varied heritage of the local government system in Limerick”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We move forward together as one Council, aware of the challenges, but facing the future with the optimism and confidence that all new beginnings bring,” Murray enthused.He vowed that Limerick City and County Council, at both elected and official level, will continue to preserve in the months and years ahead to deliver the type of quality public services that the people of Limerick “so richly deserve”.“Part of the process of beginning anew, or changing directions, is to know where you want to go. I know this sounds simplistic and easy but it is the most difficult of choices to make with clarity. I believe after many years of debate local government has a clear purpose and a definitive direction,” he commented.According to Mr Murray, local government has now been empowered to lead economic, social and community development locally. The Council’s chief executive maintains the new Council will be closer and more responsive to the day to day needs of citizens and more representative of their priorities in setting policies and making decisions.At the beginning of his new term in office, Murray said he would use a simple three step strategy to include empowering the citizen to participate in the development of their community both rural and urban; an environment for real economic development and job creation, and a new model of Local Governance and service delivery.However, not everyone was convinced that this new path was necessarily the best one to travel.Leader of the council’s Sinn Fein group, Cllr Maurice Quinlivan described the merger as a “further hollowing out of local democracy in this state” while independent councillor John Gilligan said he would have preferred a boundary extension to “save my city”.Cllr Gilligan described Minister Phil Hogan as  “get rich merchant” who set out to “downgrade” Limerick City. The City North councillor said that for some the merger was like a wedding, but for others, a wake.“Oliver Cromwell tried to destroy our city and he failed. Minister Hogan will fail too,” he predicted. Linkedin Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement TAGSCllr John GilliganCllr Maurice QuinlivanConn MurraylimerickLimerick City and County CouncilSinn Fein center_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleAAA brings protest politics to Limerick CouncilNext articleSinn Féin’s day arrives on new local authority in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Support the 421 challenge in aid of Pieta House

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LIMERICK man Tom Clancy will be part-taking The 421 Challenge in aid of Pieta HouseIn 2019, the number of suicides in Ireland recorded was 421 (most recent data from Central Statistics Office).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While that number does change each year, something that doesn’t is the pain, grief and trauma for those connected to each person.In simple terms, that statistic means that more than one person a day leaves Ireland through suicide and self-harm. That is simply too many, but together, we can make a difference.In memory of those we have lost and to highlight this scary statistic, I will be running/walking for 421 consecutive minutes, between 9:20am and 4:21pm on Sunday, May 16th, 2021.Yes – FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY ONE MINUTES – 7 Hours and 1 Minute.I am asking you to please donate whatever you can towards Pieta House so we can make a difference. No amount is too small and every cent donated will be going towards this very worthy cause.The price of a coffee or a pint will help Pieta continue their important work around the country.How far will I go in 421 minutes? I’m not sure, but each donation will encourage me to keep going and give me another reason to finish stronger.Last year I ran a Marathon in my locality and together, we raised in excess of €6,000 for PPE for Limerick Nursing homes/respite centres and Limerick Animal Welfare, let’s see if we can go one better!(Run route to be determined at a later date, keep an eye on page for updates).Thank you in advance for your support,Tom*If any business would like to get on board:Contact Tom via social media or Email – [email protected] hotmail.comAbout Pieta: “Pieta first opened its doors in Lucan, County Dublin in 2006. Since then we have seen and helped over 58,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm.We now operate fifteen centres and five outreach service across Ireland. Pieta now employs over 200 therapists and administration staff, and the demand for our service is increasing.”For more information on Pieta House visit www.pieta.ieIn crisis? Freephone 1800 247 247Text HELP to 51444The post Support the 421 challenge in aid of Pieta House appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Previous articleFour gardai and retired superintendent to face trials on charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice over fixed charge penalty noticesNext articleTom Savage: ‘Underrated’ Conor Murray deserving of third Lions Tour Ronan Calvert Twitter Linkedin Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostPieta House Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash LimerickNewsSportSupport the 421 challenge in aid of Pieta HouseBy Ronan Calvert – May 14, 2021 55 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

PERRYMAN: Too low?

first_img Pinterest Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 TAGS  Previous articleOAT051019 Pop 2kNext articleStamp Out Hunger Food Drive set for Saturday Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Facebook Facebookcenter_img Ray Perryman is the head of The Perryman Group and serves as a distinguished professor at the International Institute for Advanced Studies. In nine states, unemployment rates have fallen to their lowest levels since the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) began keeping such data. In 20 states (including Texas), unemployment levels have fallen below 4%, and in 10 of them, the level is below 3%. While high unemployment is obviously undesirable, overly low unemployment presents its own difficulties.It is generally accepted that the economy functions relatively efficiently at about 4% unemployment. Imperfect information, the time needed to find a job when entering the labor force, mobility limitations, and other temporary timing issues and lags lead to some “frictional” unemployment. It is also inevitable that the mix of skills among those seeking jobs won’t perfectly match local needs. In short, it is neither possible nor desirable to attain zero unemployment.The lower unemployment reaches, the harder it is for companies to locate workers. Economic growth can be constrained if there aren’t people to fill jobs. In Texas, some communities in areas near major oil production and technology centers are facing such obstacles. Although the population in these areas is expanding rapidly, as individuals and families are lured by the strong job market, labor demand is emerging even more rapidly. Worker shortages are the unavoidable result, although they tend to work themselves out as people continue to flow to areas promising high wages. Such is the nature of markets.In other cases of too-low unemployment, however, the problem is more severe. Some states are experiencing low unemployment due largely to a shrinking labor force, including Vermont and North Dakota, where unemployment is 2.3%. Demographic trends such as the aging of the baby boomers and a shortage of young people are setting the stage for long-term sustainability issues. Vermont actually engaged in recruiting workers, though such efforts are problematic and expensive.Texas unemployment is currently at 3.8%. Over the year ended in March, the Lone Star State gained more jobs than any other state (271,000), while the labor force grew by 222,255. Texas is attracting new residents to take advantage of benefits ranging from lower taxes to more affordable housing. The state’s population is also younger, and thus the problem here is somewhat less acute.Workforce training to better match skills to job requirements is part of the solution to too-low unemployment. Innovative approaches to retain individuals in the workforce or attract those on the sidelines can also help. With a generally healthy economy and historically low natural population growth, sound immigration policy will almost certainly be needed to reach a lasting solution. It is certainly better for unemployment to be too low than too high, but it brings its own challenges that must be systematically addressed through a multi-faceted strategy. PERRYMAN: Too low? WhatsApp Local News WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

PagerDuty to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2021 Results on March 17,…

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD), a global leader in digital operations management, today announced it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2021, ended December 31, 2020, after market close on March 17, 2021. PagerDuty will host a live Zoom video call for analysts and investors at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time (5:00 p.m. Eastern time) on that day. Both a news release with the financial results and the video call will be available on PagerDuty’s investor relations events page at investor.pagerduty.com. A replay will be available following the call. About PagerDuty, Inc. PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD) is a leader in digital operations management. In an always-on world, organizations of all sizes trust PagerDuty to help them deliver a perfect digital experience to their customers, every time. Teams use PagerDuty to identify issues and opportunities in real time and bring together the right people to fix problems faster and prevent them in the future. Notable customers include GE, Cisco, Genentech, Electronic Arts, Cox Automotive, Netflix, Shopify, Zoom, DoorDash, Lululemon and more. To learn more and try PagerDuty for free, visit www.pagerduty.com. Follow our blog and connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005863/en/ CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: Christine Cloonan [email protected]: PagerDuty KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY INTERNET DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: PagerDuty, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 04:05 PM/DISC: 02/24/2021 04:05 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005863/en TAGS  WhatsApp Twitter Previous article3 former NFL players receive grants for their foundationsNext articleElastic Reports Strong Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Local NewsBusiness Facebook Twitter Facebook PagerDuty to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2021 Results on March 17, 2021 Pinterestlast_img read more

Study Says: Rising Rates to Marginally Affect Home Buying

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Subscribe  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 12, 2018 1,762 Views They may slow down their search for a new home or look for smaller homes, but a very few buyers looking at purchasing a home in 2018 will halt their plans if mortgage rates go beyond 5 percent, according to a study by online brokerage firm Redfin.The study, which was conducted in late 2017 targeted 14 major metro areas across the U.S. and compared the answers of the respondents to a similar study conducted by Redfin in May 2017.According to the findings, only 6 percent of the people surveyed said that they would halt all plans of buying a home if the mortgage rates touched 5 percent or more during the year, showing a modest one-point increase from the earlier survey. In contrast, 27 percent of the respondents said that an increase in interest rates would slow down their home search, down two points from the last survey. The study indicated that 21 percent of the respondents would consider buying a home that was smaller or in another area if the interest rates increased, showing a three-point increase over a similar response in the earlier study. Interestingly, consistent with the number in the last study, 25 percent of the respondents said that an increase in mortgage rates would not impact their plans to buy a home.After remaining under 4 percent for most of 2017, 30-year fixed mortgage rates increased above 4 percent in January and were at 4.32 percent in the first week of February. A robust economy, increase in jobs and a generally sound housing market has economists predicting a hike in Fed rates over the next few months, which would continue the upward trend for mortgage rates. The study also gauged buyer response to the tax bill and how it would impact the economy. High taxes were the most cited response with 38 percent citing this reason among their top three concerns. Affordable housing came a close second with 33 percent respondents citing it as a concern, followed by 28 percent respondents citing the income gap between the rich and the poor as a concern after the tax bill.When asked if they expected home prices in their areas to rise, a majority of the respondents replied in the affirmative. The study indicated that only 6 percent said that they expected a decline in price. More than half (52 percent) respondents said that they expected to home prices to rise slightly while 25 percent expected a significant rise in prices. Affordable Housing Home Prices Homebuyers Homes HOUSING Mortgage Rates Redfin 2018-02-12 Radhika Ojha Home / Daily Dose / Study Says: Rising Rates to Marginally Affect Home Buying Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Docutech’s Amy Brandt Appointed to CEO Next: “No Further”: CFPB Plan Limits Bureau’s Mission The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Study Says: Rising Rates to Marginally Affect Home Buying in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordable Housing Home Prices Homebuyers Homes HOUSING Mortgage Rates Redfin Share Savelast_img read more