In pictures: Bolivia’s ex-leader Morales returns from exile

first_imgMr Morales stepped down in November 2019 after the chief of the army urged him to resign as mass protests over allegations of vote rigging in the presidential election intensified.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img

Labor market – indicators by counties

first_imgRegional economic inequality in Croatia is visible, among other things, in the labor market, they point out from the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, based on the analysis of the labor market by counties.The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) publishes the registered unemployment rate by counties (due to limited data on the number of employees) only once a year on 31 March. Although this situation is at the beginning of the pre-season when unemployment rates are higher, especially in coastal counties, these data can be used in comparing counties and the dynamics of change in this month compared to the same month in previous years. They show that the registered unemployment rate has a high range among counties.The analysis of available official statistics shows a large difference in unemployment rates between counties – the range from the minimum (City of Zagreb) to the maximum (Virovitica-Podravina County) rate in 2016 was 24,5 percentage points. In all counties, the unemployment rate has been falling for the last two years, and in Krapina-Zagorje, Karlovac, Varaždin and Zadar for the last three years.At the same time, the decline in the rate in all counties was influenced by a larger decline in the number of unemployed, associated with demographic and emigrant trends. At the same time, in none of the counties did the number of employees or pension insured persons increase compared to 2008. At the same time, the counties of Adriatic Croatia came closer to the levels from 2008 than Continental Croatia, mostly Lika-Senj and Zadar. Due to the uneven dynamics in the sphere of unemployment and employment, in all counties in 2016 a smaller number of persons in employment was recorded compared to 2008 (the smallest decrease was recorded in the City of Zagreb, and the largest in Koprivnica-Križevci County). At the same time, only two counties of Continental Croatia (Varaždin and Karlovac) and only one county of Adriatic Croatia (Zadar) in 2016 achieved lower unemployment rates than before the crisis.Side dish: Labor market – indicators by counties Related news: FINALLY FOUND SOLUTION AGAINST LACK OF LABOR IN TOURISM<br />
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US surpasses grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths

first_imgThe death toll from the spread of the coronavirus in the United States exceeded 200,000 on Tuesday, by the far the highest number of any nation.The United States, on a weekly average, is now losing about 800 lives each day to the virus, according to a Reuters tally. That is down from a peak of 2,806 daily deaths recorded on April 15. During the early months of the pandemic, 200,000 deaths was regarded by many as the maximum number of lives likely to be lost in the United States to the virus. Trump has admitted to playing down the danger of the coronavirus early on because he did not want to “create a panic.”With barely six weeks left before the election on Nov. 3, Trump is behind Democratic rival Joe Biden nationally in every major opinion poll and is neck and neck in key swing states. Trump’s handling of the pandemic and subsequent economic downturn has battered his standing among many voters.Trump has frequently questioned the advice of scientific experts on everything from the timing of a vaccine to reopening schools and businesses to wearing a mask. He has refused to support a national mask mandate and held large political rallies where few wore masks.US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield recently told Congress that a face mask would provide more guaranteed protection than a vaccine, which would only be broadly available by “late second quarter, third quarter 2021.”Trump refuted the timeline for the vaccine and said that it may be available in a matter of weeks and ahead of the Nov. 3 election.Biden, who often wears a mask and has said he would require masks nationwide, has warned against a rushed release of a vaccine, saying, “Let me be clear: I trust vaccines, I trust scientists, but I don’t trust Donald Trump.”The University of Washington’s health institute is forecasting coronavirus fatalities reaching 378,000 by the end of 2020, with the daily death toll skyrocketing to 3,000 per day in December.Over 70% of those in the United States who have lost their lives to the virus were over the age of 65, according to CDC data.The southern states of Texas and Florida contributed the most deaths in the United States in the past two weeks and were closely followed by California. California, Texas and Florida – the three most populous US states – have recorded the most coronavirus infections and have long surpassed the state of New York, which was the epicenter of the outbreak in early 2020. The country as a whole is reporting over 42,000 new infections on average each day and saw cases last week rise on a weekly basis after falling for eight weeks in a row.Deaths rose 5% last week after falling for four weeks in a row, according to a Reuters analysis.Six out of every 10,000 residents in the United States has died of the virus, according to Reuters data, one of the highest rates among developed nations.Brazil follows the United States in the number of overall deaths due to the virus, with over 137,000 fatalities. India has had the world’s highest daily death rate over the last week with total deaths now approaching 100,000. “The idea of 200,000 deaths is really very sobering and in some respects stunning,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases expert, told CNN.Fauci said that it was not inevitable that the United States will fall into another dire situation with coronavirus cases surging during cold weather months, but that he was worried about parts of the country where public health measures were not being implemented.On Monday, US President Donald Trump said he had done a phenomenal job on the pandemic that has infected nearly 6.9 million Americans.”It affects virtually nobody. It’s an amazing thing,” Trump told supporters at a Swanton, Ohio, campaign rally Monday night. “It affects… elderly people with heart problems and other problems – if they have other problems that’s what it really affects, that’s it.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Bernardino champions Europe-wide occupational DC framework

first_imgThere should be a Europe-wide framework governing occupational defined contribution (DC) pension funds, Gabriel Bernardino has suggested.Speaking at the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority’s annual conference in Frankfurt, the supervisor’s chairman said any such framework would be able to reduce costs by operating on a cross-border level.“At an EU level, while recognising the high sensitivity around pensions discussions, a further important step would be to design a simple and transparent EU framework for defined contribution occupational schemes.“This framework should be capable to take full advantage of the potential of the EU internal market by providing a cross-border platform that would reduce costs, support long-term funding of the EU economy and ultimately deliver better pension outcomes.” The new plan would be in addition to EIOPA’s vision for a pan-European personal pension product, which has been criticised by the Dutch government.The chairman’s comments come after PensionsEurope released a paper outlining key design principles for what it regards as modern DC, focusing on member behaviour, adequacy of the accrued pension pot’s size and risk-sharing.Bernardino also suggested new tools might be needed to ensure constructive dialogue between social partners involved in defined benefit (DB) funds, and that DB was becoming “more and more a legacy issue”“There is a need to build appropriate incentives for a proper dialogue between employers and employees on their long-term sustainability,” he said. However, not wishing to underplay the importance of properly valuing liabilities, he added: “This important dialogue should not be based on valuations and risk assessments that deny economic reality.“It will not contribute to a better risk management, will fail to reflect the true risks the different stakeholders are running and will help to preserve schemes that are clearly unsustainable, postponing the taking up of measures in due time.”He warned that maintaining such unsustainable schemes risked leading to a reduction in benefits and intergenerational conflict, and could cause reputational damage to the pensions sector.last_img read more

Dominica Cancer Society Youth Arm awards 4 scholarships

first_img Sharing is caring! Dominica Cancer Society member, Mrs. Kathleen Jno Baptiste Cornelius (file photo)Four (4) students were awarded scholarships with funds raised by the Dominica Cancer Society’s Youth Arm on Wednesday 15 August 2018.In presenting the scholarship awards downstairs the Government Headquarters in Roseau, Member of the Dominica Cancer Society Kathleen Cornelius said the organization was able to raise some funds and will give scholarships to four deserving students.“We have one whose parent succumbed to the disease, one whose grandmother succumbed and we have two persons from the primary school with us today whose parents are currently undertaking treatment,” Cornelius informed.The scholarship awardees are Anna-Lee Carty, Miah Bully, Charltan Charles and Tafari Hawse. Mrs. Cornelius said many of Dominica Cancer Society members realized the impact that the diagnosis has on their children, “we began the Dominica Cancer Society Youth Arm”. The Youth Arm has two functions; to provide support and counselling through a trained counselor for children who have been directly affected by cancer. “Apart from providing support in those two aspects, we also provide homework support to children who may be challenged with some form of academic assignments,” she informed. Additionally, the society raises funds to assist the children who have been touched by cancer “and our main activity is that we do cake sales and small fund raisers”.Mrs. Cornelius added this initiative is the Cancer Society’s way of giving back to those affected by the disease. Tweet EducationHealthLifestyleLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Dominica Cancer Society Youth Arm awards 4 scholarships by: – August 16, 2018 Sharecenter_img Share 180 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

AquaTrojans Win Against Red Devils

first_imgThe SDMS AquaTrojans are 3-0 after taking on the larger Richmond Middle School Swimming and Diving team on Tuesday in St. Leon.  The Girls won 146-38 and the Boys won 124-57. Individual Winners include: Aubree Popen – 200 Freestyle; Reagan Reany – 200 IM, 100 Butterfly; Ayden Ketchem – 200 IM, 100 Breaststroke; Riley Reany – 50 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke; Bree Cleary – 1 meter diving; Logan Burbrink – 1 meter diving; Henry Strotman – 100 Butterfly, 500 Freestyle; Ella Maxwell – 100 Freestyle; Issac Quick – 100 Freestyle; Elle Jankovsky – 500 Freestyle; Kyle Goodwin – 100 Backstroke; Madison Goodwin – 100 Breaststroke.   SDMS won 5 of 6 relays.  The AquaTrojans host conference rival, Connersville, on Thursday.  Come out and support the AquaTrojans!!!   Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

Dangote: I’ll buy Arsenal in 2021

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal The richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, has revealed his plans to buy Arsenal in 2021, with the billionaire Gunners fan determined to oust absentee owner Stan Kroenke. The Nigerian boasts a net worth of more than £8.5 billion and made his fortune after founding Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer – with the 62-year-old also owning stakes in publicly-traded salt, sugar and flour manufacturing companies. He had promised a takeover bid in 2020, but with his Dangote Refinery – set to be one of the world’s largest oil refineries – still in construction, he has moved the date forward. Arsenal fans’ frustration with current owner Kroenke has been bubbling for years, with the Denver Nuggets and LA Rams owner rarely showing his face at the Emirates, while Arsenal continue to look rudderless behind the scenes in their search for a route back to the top four. Fans would certainly welcome a change in ownership, and Dangote could radically change Arsenal’s fortunes. “It is a team that yes I would like to buy some day, but what I keep saying is we have $20 billion worth of projects and that’s what I really want to concentrate on,” Dangote told the David Rubenstein Show. “I’m trying to finish building the company and then after we finish, maybe some time in 2021 we can. “I’m not buying Arsenal right now. “I’m buying Arsenal when I finish all these projects because I’m trying to take the company to the next level.” Arsenal have been left languishing in 10th in the Premier League after a torrid end of Unai Emery’s reign, but have shown signs of life after the appointment of Mikel Arteta. Scrutiny on the Arsenal owners and board was ratcheted up during the miserable winless run that eventually saw Emery sacked. Kroenke’s son, Josh, is a Director on the Arsenal board, and told fans to “be excited” in the summer – after the Gunners signed Nicholas Pepe for a club record fee, as well as Kieran Tierney and David Luiz. There wasn’t much excitement by December though, and banners calling for the Kroenkes to leave were on show once again. The pressure will be somewhat relieved if Arteta delivers on the early positives showed in the 2-0 win over Manchester United, but Arsenal fans will still be hoping Dangote follows through on the promise he made in 2018 that: “Even if somebody buys, we will still go after it.”Tags: Aliko DangoteArsenalMikel ArtetaStan Kroenkelast_img read more

Gerrard tips Sturridge to shine

first_imgLiverpool striker Daniel Sturridge’s form this season leaves captain Steven Gerrard in no doubt he can be a star of this summer’s World Cup. The 24-year-old forward is second only to Reds team-mate Luis Suarez in the race for the Golden Boot, having scored 18 Barclays Premier League goals – including 10 in his last nine appearances. That contribution has helped fire Liverpool not only into top-four contention but in with a chance of catching Chelsea, seven points ahead having played one match more, in the race for the title. And Gerrard believes the striker can have the same impact in Brazil this summer. “Daniel’s got the world at his feet and he can be whatever he wants to be if he keeps working hard,” Gerrard told “His form has been scintillating this season and, to see him close up in training, I see what qualities he’s got. “Everyone will be looking for Suarez, (Cristiano) Ronaldo, the usual suspects, to stand up and be the star of the tournament, but Daniel is certainly capable to go and star at this World Cup.” England open their campaign in Brazil against Italy, but the clash which many are looking forward to is against Uruguay, which will pit Suarez against many of his Liverpool team-mates. And, although Gerrard may have played a significant role in persuading the South American to stay at Anfield during a summer of turmoil, their friendship will be put on hold when they meet in Sao Paulo on June 19. “I’d rather play on the same team as him, of course I would. He’s a world-class player who can give problems to any opposition he comes up against. “I know him well, I know his strengths and I know the very few weaknesses that he has but I’m looking forward to competing against him. “When you play with players domestically they’re your team-mates, you protect them and you do everything you can to win together. “We both know that when the whistle goes against Uruguay the friendship goes out of the window for 90 minutes and we both fight for our countries but I can’t speak highly enough of Luis as a player, he’s up there, for me, in the top five players in the world.” Liverpool face Manchester United on Sunday looking for their first win at Old Trafford since 2009 and Suarez will be looking to improve on his record of just one goal in six appearances in all competitions against their north-west rivals. The striker ended a run of five matches without a goal with one in the 3-0 victory at Southampton on March 1 but he insists as long as the side wins he is satisfied. “When I was a child I never liked to lose. I worked very hard in my life to get to this level and I can’t miss one ball because I love football,” he told LFCTV GO. “Sometimes (on the pitch) it is 100 per cent the little boy from the street and sometimes it is another person because you try the best and you change in your head – it depends on the moment. “But if Liverpool win the game that is important, it is more important then myself. If I score and we win it is unbelievable.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Sick Canaries fearing drop

first_img The Canaries now face an unenviable task to hold off their relegation rivals with their remaining games coming against Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal. Adams made six changes to the Canaries starting XI as Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Nathan Redmond, Leroy Fer and Bradley Johnson were all recalled. Steven Whittaker and Michael Turner also returned from injuries in defence. Fulham made just one change from their 2-1 victory over Aston Villa as Rodallega replaced Cauley Woodrow up front. The hosts started brightly and had the first shot of the game in the fifth minute when Pajtim Kasami drove forward from midfield but his shot from distance went well wide. Moments later Redmond drew a sharp save at the other end with a snapshot towards Robbie Stockdale’s near post as Norwich gradually settled into the game and began to enjoy the majority of possession. Whittaker’s lofted cross-field pass lured Jonny Howson into an audacious volley but his effort was deflected behind. Just before the quarter-hour mark, a routine ball up to Kasami was flicked into the path of Rodallega who stumbled before firing wide of the far post. Norwich were the more measured side in possession but their slow build-up play was easy to absorb for the hosts, who looked to find their front two at every opportunity. It was the Canaries though who had the best chance of the match in the 28th minute when Martin Olsson’s cross found Van Wolfswinkel and his first-time finish produced an excellent save from Stockdale. The Fulham stopper was called into action again from the resulting corner as Fer’s header was saved and Johnson put the rebound wide. The Cottagers were rattled and with the home crowd agitated, John Heitinga committed a needless foul 25 yards out. Robert Snodgrass nearly made him pay but the midfielder’s bending free-kick clipped the bar on its way over. The home side regained their composure however and in the 40th minute took the lead as Lewis Holtby delivered a free-kick from the left and Rodallega half-volleyed high into the net from close range. The second period began just as frantically as the first with Snodgrass testing Stockdale out early on with a shot from the edge of the box. Rodallega almost doubled the hosts’ lead in the 55th minute but his downward header was cleared off the line by Olsson. Norwich should have equalised moments later as Johnson’s chipped ball through found Olsson whose heavy touch across the box looked certain to give Snodgrass a simple finish but Brede Hangeland scrambled across to make a crucial block. The home side seemed to lose energy as the second half went on but while Norwich began to dominate possession, the visitors struggled to create any clear-cut chances. Turner went close from a corner in the 74th minute but his header towards goal was diverted away by Rodallega. Fulham grew increasingly nervy in the latter stages but the expected Norwich onslaught never really materialised. Instead it was the Cottagers who should have finished with a flourish as Ashkan Dejagah blazed over with only the keeper to beat but it made no difference as the hosts were able to see out a vital victory in the race for survival. Rodallega’s close-range finish in the 40th minute gave the Cottagers their second consecutive win for only the second time this season and moves them to within two points of safety with four matches to play. Norwich, who have now lost their last seven away fixtures, arguably had the better chances in a pulsating contest at Craven Cottage but the visitors lacked incision in the final third. Hugo Rodallega’s first-half goal was enough to give Fulham a crucial victory in their pursuit of Barclays Premier League survival and condemn Neil Adams to defeat in his first game as Norwich manager. Press Associationlast_img read more

Lerner backing for ‘loyal’ Lambert

first_img “From now until the end of the season we need 100 per cent commitment from everybody and I know we’ll get this.” Given, the holder of a UEFA A License, said: “The players are desperate to succeed here and to secure the results we need between now and the end of the season. “There’s real belief, too, which has always been there. “Any club can go through trying periods but the most important thing for me is the football club. The football club will always be here and that’s why it’s the most important thing, so we all know our responsibilities. “We all know that we can get the results we’re looking for and I had no doubts in my mind whatsoever the moment the manager asked me to step up.” Villa are four points clear of the relegation zone with five games left to play this term. Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has given his backing to the club’s manager Paul Lambert after the suspension of Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa this week. Villa confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that assistant boss Culverhouse and head of football operations Karsa had been suspended ”pending an internal investigation”, with Gordon Cowans and goalkeeper Shay Given being temporarily promoted to assist Lambert and his first-team coaching staff. On Villa’s official website on Wednesday, Lerner said Lambert had shown “total loyalty and commitment” to the club in his handling of “some unexpected issues”, but neither Culverhouse nor Karsa were mentioned by name. Lerner said on “Our manager has been faced with some unexpected issues that could have very easily set the club back. “In watching him handle matters, along with our chief executive (Paul Faulkner), I’ve seen total loyalty and commitment to Aston Villa while Gordon, a Villa man through and through, has repeatedly stepped up to support the club regardless of the ask. “Shay, too, has been unhesitating in answering the manager’s call. “I couldn’t ask for more from people who are up for this challenge and the very real obstacles we have to overcome, as is everyone at the club.” The suspensions, which are thought to be of a disciplinary nature rather than being directly related to Villa’s recent performances, have come at a difficult time for the midlands outfit, who have lost four matches on the bounce and are still threatened by the prospect of relegation from the Barclays Premier League. In a statement issued on Monday, Faulkner admitted all staff at the club were ”hurting” and called for the Villa fans to get behind the team, with everyone “pulling together”. In Tuesday’s announcement, Lambert was only quoted as expressing his delight at having Cowans and Given to assist him and stressing that “the whole group” are focused on Saturday’s home clash with Southampton. Cowans, who served previously as first team coach and won the European Cup as a Villa player, said: “When the manager asked me to step up I didn’t hesitate. This is a challenge we face and we face it together as a club. Press Associationlast_img read more