New unemployment claims fall from previous week

first_imgWeek Ending April 25, 2009. There were 1,501 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 97 from the week before. Altogether 18,430 new and continuing claims were filed, 561 less than a week ago and 7,397 more than a year earlier. The Department also processed 2,122 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 52 more than a week ago. In addition, there were 1,299 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program which is an increase of 39 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at:  http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external).last_img read more

England beat Costa Rica

first_imgLondon, June 8: England concluded their World Cup preparations in impressive fashion by comfortably beating Costa Rica 2-0 at the Elland Road stadium here.Manager Gareth Southgate made 10 changes from Saturday’s win against Nigeria at Wembley — and was rewarded with some fine individual displays and a commanding team performance in their final friendly on Thursday before they depart for Russia.Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford was the standout performer, pressing his World Cup claims with an outstanding first-half strike to put England ahead and threatening throughout. IANSlast_img

Clippers hope a healthy 2018-19 season will continue positive culture shift

first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 “I like this team,” the 20th-year coach said, adding that he’ll be looking for Tobias Harris, Danilo Gallinari and Lou Williams to serve as the offensive closers on a team that should excel in the clutch defensively.Rivers said he realizes they’ll need to if they’re going to prove a desirable a landing spot. Harkening back to his first seasons coaching with the Orlando Magic, he said it was the basketball being played that helped attract free agents Grant Hill and Tracy McGrady.“We didn’t have a lot of players,” Rivers said. “But that summer we ended up with Grant Hill and Tracy McGrady. The year before is what created that, the excitement of how we played.“So,” Rivers added, “we want to be a team with (financial) flexibility and a team that competes as well, and that’s what we’re gonna do.”The Clippers open training camp Tuesday in Honolulu. Camp will run through Sept. 30, when the Clippers will face the Sydney Kings of Australia in an exhibition game scheduled to air on Prime Ticket. The Clippers’ regular season begins Oct. 17 when they host the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Over the summer, there were reports that perennial All-Star Kawhi Leonard – who the San Antonio Spurs traded to the Toronto Raptors and who will be a free agent next summer – has interest in joining the Clippers.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Then, a couple hours after Rivers finished his chat with reporters Wednesday, came reports that the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler wants a trade, and that, according to ESPN, the Clippers join the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks (all of which have maximum salary cap space available) as the All-Star swingman’s preferred destinations.Speaking generally, Frank said Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is committed to turning his organization into the “ultimate experience” for players. That, Frank said, includes everything from plans to build a new arena in Inglewood to experimenting out-of-the-box ideas, such as this week bringing aboard Sports Illustrated writer Lee Jenkins to help develop a more personal way to evaluate players.The most important thing a team can offer, Rivers said, is an opportunity to win.In the past five years, Rivers has become the franchise’s winningest coach, with a .632 winning percentage. His teams went 259-151 in that span, fifth-best in the NBA. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum PLAYA VISTA — Instead of teeing it up on a golf course, Doc Rivers spent Wednesday morning on a terrace at the Clippers Training Center, sipping coffee and explaining to reporters why, entering his sixth season as the Clippers coach, he’s so excited about the challenge that his job presents.“I could’ve stayed in Boston and been safe, but you want the challenge, and I looked at the Clippers as the ultimate challenge,” said Rivers, who was joined Wednesday by Lawrence Frank, the team’s president of basketball operations.“Historically, we’ve had some shaky (times),” Rivers continued. “But lately we’ve been really good, we just haven’t been the best. And my two goals are, one, to win a title, and two, when you hear that (Clippers) name, you think very positive.“When you hear free agents and they say, ‘L.A.,’ they’re just not meaning the other team. Five, six years ago, you didn’t hear that, but now … when people say, ‘I want to go to L.A.,’ they mean both teams. And sometimes they mean only our team. To me, that’s a level of success that tells you that we’re doing something right here.”center_img But last season the Clippers missed the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Still, even with an injury-ravaged roster, they weren’t eliminated from postseason contention until the 79th game of the season.“As my dad said, ‘If you start a sentence with ‘if,’ that means you didn’t,” Rivers said. “So all summer, it’s ‘If we’d been healthy we could have been like the No. 4 seed.’ I really believe that, but we were not.”Rivers said he believes that if this season’s team can stay healthy, and if it jells and maintains last year’s toughness, the Clippers’ blend of veteran experience with young potential could prove “dangerous.”Related Articles Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more