Unemployment benefits increase slows for the week

first_imgWeek Ending January 3, 2009: There were 1,730 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, a decrease of 878 from the week before.  Altogether 15,600 new and continuing claims were filed, 1,919 more than a week ago and 3,802 more than a year earlier. In addition, the Department processed 2,267 claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008, an increase of 30 from last week.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

Women in leadership positions in credit unions: Perseverance – should you hold or should you fold?

first_img“A physician had an experience that occurred during her medical training. She received a low grade from her supervising physician. It took her by surprise because she knew she was one of the best interns in her group. She asked her supervisor for an explanation, and he replied that she didn’t know as much as the others. She knew from her day-to-day dealings with her peers that she was one of the most knowledgeable, not the least. So, she asked him what evidence had led him to his conclusion. And he told her, ‘You ask too many questions.’” First, wouldn’t you want a physician who was well trained and asked questions? And then…is that the time to change what you’re doing, throw in the towel or keep going?  As a leader, perseverance is a quality that moves you from the IMpossible to the possible.Personally, I have started and re-started so many times in my life, that I can’t even remember all the chances I have taken along the way. Let me share just some of the biggies. I started a new career in the insurance industry at the age of forty, as a single mom, knowing nothing about that industry. I came through the ranks of insurance agents as one of the only women, and I became an agency manager without ever having formal training or mentoring.  Our agency had no presence in North Carolina, and I was asked to build an agency there. For 47 weeks, I traveled each week from Connecticut to North Carolina to establish an agency before moving there. Two years later I was asked to move to Dallas to take a corporate position building sales training, not knowing a soul there. I resigned from that big position to jump into the unknown again. I started my company, Selling In A Skirt, at the age of fifty-five and branched waaaay outside my comfort zone. Perseverance seemed to be my middle name.If I could do it all over, would I do it differently? No. Did I make mistakes? Definitely. Were the risks worth the rewards? Absolutely! Did I ever want to quit…let me count the ways…and I never did. For me, perseverance was my only option.Since taking action can entail risk, asking yourself these three questions may help you assess whether you want to dive in or head for the hills.What might I gain by taking this risk? If I choose to take this risk, how and in what ways might this cost me? If I choose to NOT take this risk, how and in what ways might this cost me? While it is easy to say, “no risk, no reward,” we all know that nothing in life is guaranteed. Even if you take a risk, there may not be an immediately obvious or sizeable reward. Of course, if you do not take the risk, there is zero chance of a reward. So the question remains, do you move towards the risk or retreat? Let’s consider these benefits of taking risks:Taking risks opens you up to new challenges and opportunities. Start small and work your way up to something bigger.Taking risks broadens your horizons. You will leave your comfort zone and enter bold, new territory. Once you are there, you are on your way to even more opportunities. Taking risks sparks creativity. New situations will require you to open your mind and find new ways to solve problems.  Taking risks can result in something truly amazing. Perhaps even well beyond your imaginings. There are 4 ways to deal with risk. You can accept it, transfer it, reduce it, or eliminate it. For example, you may decide to accept a risk because the cost of completely eliminating it is too high. Or, you might decide to transfer the risk, which is typically done with insurance. You may be able to reduce the risk by introducing new processes. You may be able to completely eliminate that particular risk by changing the way you do business.Every person who experiences success, has also seen their share of failures. But those who are serially successful learn from their failures, figure out how to overcome them, and conquer their fears so they can apply what they learn and try again. Here are some of suggestions about fear and perseverance:Write down your fears. Think about them carefully and be honest with yourself…no matter how silly they might be.Next to each fear, write down one reason not to fear this item. Then write down at least one action step you can take to move beyond that fear. When you are in a situation and feel fear coming on, breathe! Take several deep, slow breaths. Then take out your list. Read what you wrote to remind yourself why the fear is unfounded and how to move past this state. Breathe some more. Face your fears directly. Do the things you are afraid to do so you can cross them off your list. That will make you breathe even easier.Focus on this moment. Fear is often the result of our mind not focusing on the here and now. The past is done. The future is not here yet. Imagining worst-case scenarios is similarly unproductive. I love the saying, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that’s why they call it the present.”As Josh Shipp said, “Perseverance is stubbornness with a purpose.” 75SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Judy Hoberman Men and women sell, manage, recruit and supervise differently.  Judy Hoberman, creator of “Selling in a Skirt”, shares essential insights about gender differences and how to embrace and use those … Web: www.sellinginaskirt.com Detailslast_img read more

Friday people roundup

first_imgJupiter Asset Management, Unigestion, BNP Paribas, Hermes Fund ManagersJupiter Asset Management – Kathryn Langridge has been appointed co-manager of the company’s Emerging European Opportunities and New Europe Funds, following the announcement that current co-manager Elena Shaftan is to retire in the near future. Langridge has been with Jupiter since 2010 and previously worked at Lloyd George Management and INVESCO Perpetual.Unigestion – The asset manager is expanding into Canada, opening an office in Toronto to be manned by former Mercer partner Heather Cooke, appointed director of institutional clients. Cooke was previously leader of implemented consulting and dynamic de-risking at Mercer, and has worked at Diversified Fund Management, Northern Trust Global Advisors and Rogerscasey.BNP Paribas Securities Services – Sid Newby joins as head of pension fund sales and Aïda Molineux as head of client service. Newby joins from BNY Mellon, while Molineux joins from Ernst & Young and has previously worked at Northern Trust, Morgan Stanley Trust and Barclays. Hermes Fund Managers – Jakob Nilsson has been named director of business development for Asia. Nilsson was previously the firm’s head of Nordic business development, and will move to Singapore for his new role. He joined the company in late 2012, having worked at Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.last_img read more

Thiago: New Messi emerges at Barcelona

first_img Loading… At 32-years-old Lionel Messi isn’t showing many signs of his brilliance coming to an end but the Barca legend is closer to the end of his career than the beginning at it’ll be a sad day for football when he does hang up his boots. With people always desperate to find the ‘next Messi’ they may not have to look too far with the Argentine’s eldest son Thiago, who is seven, showing he’s got his dad’s skills. A video of his run and composed finish has gone viral: He didn’t have to get past anyone like his dad often does but Thiago still showed excellent touch and brilliant pace and composure to score the goal. Very much unlike his dad, the youngster finished the goal with his right foot, choosing to cut across the ball rather than strike it with the left foot. Perhaps Lionel can work with him in the back garden to use his left foot more often, then he’ll have one over on his dad for sure.Not only does the goal suggest that Messi’s legacy could be continued through his son but it also points towards a future where the Messi vs Ronaldo debate doesn’t go away. The Barca forward and Cristiano Ronaldo have 11 Ballon d’Or titles between them and fans are usually split over which is the best of all time. At 34 Ronaldo is also nearing the end of his career, though again he could still go on for some time, and his son is also impressing in the youth ranks. Cristiano Ronaldo Jr is nine years old, the sons share the same age gap as their dads, and has scored some eye-catching goals for Juventus’ youth teams. There aren’t many records in football that the two dads haven’t broken between them and both are considered the best ever. Read Also:Messi tops ‘Players of the Decade’ chart, Ronaldo missing It remains hugely unlikely that we’ll ever see their like again, once they retire, but seeing how their sons are starting out it might all be in the family. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Thiago Messi has shown that he could certainly be the ‘next Messi’ with a brilliant goal for Barcelona’s youth team. Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Biggest Cities In The World So Far7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes6 Mysterious Things You Do Not Know About ChinaThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

U.S. Open 2019: Jason Day reportedly hires Tiger Woods’ ex-caddie for major championship

first_imgJason Day may have a big advantage heading into the 2019 U.S. Open.According to a report from the Golf Channel, Day hired caddie Steve Williams to accompany him at Pebble Beach when the tournament starts June 13. Day was seen practicing at the grueling coastal course with Williams and confirmed he will in fact be his caddie for the major championship.Jason Day will have a new, but recognizable face on the bag at the #USOpen next week.Steve Williams.https://t.co/MrcTRlLIit pic.twitter.com/p5WEziytfG— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) June 8, 2019Williams most notably caddied for Woods when he won the 2000 U.S. Open by a whopping 15 strokes at the same course. He continued to be by Woods’ side as he went on to win 13 of his 15 major titles, excluding his very first major championship and his most recent at the Masters Tournament. Related News Williams is coming off the bag of Adam Scott, who he caddied for during the 2011 through 2017 seasons. The two won the 2013 Masters together.He retired after the long stint with Scott but seems to be running to golf’s biggest stage with Day.Day won the PGA Championship in 2015 for his only major title. He has yet to win on tour this season, but his best finish on the PGA Tour came in February at Pebble Beach, where he tied for fourth in the AT&T Pro-Am.Day finished inside the top 10 in five U.S. Open starts between 2011 and 2016, but has struggled recently. In the last two years he has missed the cut twice after four consecutive seasons with a top-10 finish. U.S. Open 2019: Notable Thursday-Friday groups, tee times at Pebble Beachlast_img read more