New weekly unemployment claims jump to 900, highest in three months

first_imgFor the Week of 10/10/2009. There were 900 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, an increase of 97 from the week before. Altogether 9,332 new and continuing claims were filed, the same as a week ago and 3,276 more than a year earlier. The Department also processed 4,661 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 46 more than a week ago. In addition, there were 1,017 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is an increase of 52 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: is external)last_img read more

Men’s tennis looks forward to hosting Big Ten Tourney

first_imgBilly Bertha, coupled with Marek Michalicka, have only dropped five doubles matches this season and hold a 6-3 conference record.[/media-credit]Ten teams and four days of some of the best tennis in the country are coming to Madison starting today.The University of Wisconsin men’s tennis team will play host to this year’s Big Ten Men’s Tennis Tournament held at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. The tournament begins with three matches on Thursday, four quarterfinal matches on Friday, two semifinal matches on Saturday and will finish with the title match on Sunday at noon.To start the tournament, No. 6 Wisconsin will play No. 11 Penn State Thursday at 11:30 a.m, and the winner will face Minnesota Friday at 2:00 p.m.The youthful Badgers enter the tournament after a bittersweet weekend on the road. Wisconsin split the weekend with a 5-2 win against Iowa and a 7-0 loss to Illinois.Besides the one doubles win by Billy Bertha and Marek Michalicka, the closest the Badgers came to a point in Sunday’s match was due to freshman Petr Satral. Illinois’ Johnny Hamui and Satral went into a third set tiebreak, but unfortunately Satral fell short.“It was a tough match,” Satral said. “The guy was ranked and I think I was playing a good match, but unfortunately I lost. It was more important that we lost in general, 7-0.”Now, Iowa and Illinois are a thing of the past and all that is left to do is look toward Penn State.“We had a great win against Iowa, it was a tough team on the road, but Illinois just played a little bit better than us,” UW head coach Greg Van Emburgh said. “We just have to regroup, learn something from the loss, move forward and get ready for tomorrow’s match.”It hasn’t been that long since Wisconsin last faced Penn State. Nearly two weeks ago the Badgers beat the Nittany Lions 6-1 to honor lone senior Marek Michalicka on Senior Day.The last time Penn State faced Wisconsin, Van Emburgh made several changes to the lineup, and this week it looks like there may be a couple more adjustments as well.No matter what kind of changes come, freshman Alexander Teppert, who has been playing a couple matches in the No. 3 doubles spot with Ricardo Martin, is just looking forward to getting some Big Ten experience after redshirting his first season.“It would be nice playing singles. I just want a match and Big Ten experience,” Teppert said. “The only singles matches I’ve played are against lower level teams, it’ll be good to get some experience in general with these guys.”Van Emburgh says the criteria for who plays where is pretty simple.“We’re just looking for teams that are playing their best. Fred and Rod have been playing some good tennis. Alex and Petr and Ricardo have also been playing good tennis, we’ll see how they are,” Van Emburgh said. “We just go by each match, whoever’s ready to play, whoever’s playing the best and go in order to that.”But the tournament is much more than just one match. Seven of the 10 Badgers are unfamiliar to the Big Ten tournament and look forward to gaining experience.As such, the main goal for this weekend is pretty simple for freshman Rodney Carey.“Just get a lot of experience and be able to manage my game on the court and handle the pressure,” he said. “It’s special to have a home court advantage with all the fans, I heard it’s pretty good so it’ll be exciting.”For a freshman, the pressure of hosting their first Big Ten tournament is immense, but it’s also a privilege. One very familiar to such a feeling is Michalicka.“I’m just feeling a little bit sad that almost three and a half years are coming to an end. I’ve had a great time at UW so it’s nice to look back,” Michalicka said.Whether it’s a freshman looking for experience or a senior playing what could be his last match, this weekend proves to be an exciting event for all.“It’s great to be able to showcase your venue and your school and the University of Wisconsin, so as coaches we’re really excited about it,” Van Emburgh said. “We’re glad we’re able to host it. I know the players are excited to play on their home courts and showcase their university.”last_img read more

LeoVegas promotes Jarl Modén to Group CPO

first_imgShare Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Submit Jarl Modén – LeoVegas ABUpdating the market, Stockholm-listed online gambling operator LeoVegas Group AB has confirmed the promotion of Jarl Modén to the senior executive position of Chief Product Officer (CPO).Modén has been a LeoVegas product executive since 2014, acting as a key stakeholder in a number of group projects and tech developments. Modén most recently held the position of Head of Product within LeoVegas Stockholm division.As new group CPO, Modén will lead all LeoVegas product management and day-to-day operations, as the company seeks to optimise its online casino and sports betting portfolio.“Ever since I started with LeoVegas, I’ve always been extremely impressed and inspired by the amazing growth and drive of my colleagues in developing the best mobile gaming experience in the market. I look very much forward to work in my new role as CPO and will continue to build the leading product organization in the industry and accelerate our product innovation further,” Moden commented on becoming CPO.LeoVegas governance informs that Moden was chosen as group product lead, following a transition period in which Modén acted as CPO.Updating investors, Gustaf Hagman, Group CEO at LeoVegas, commented: “It felt natural that Jarl should be the one to shoulder the responsibility as our new CPO. He is the perfect individual to continue to build our product organization, which together with our tech organisation, accounts for a quarter of LeoVegas’ workforce. Jarl is also a person who represents our corporate culture in an exemplary manner and I look forward to see what he and his team will be able to achieve in the future.”last_img read more

Angels hoping to get Mike Trout, Tyler Skaggs both back for this weekend vs. A’s

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros The Angels still don’t have a starter for Sunday’s game, which would have been Nick Tropeano’s turn. Tropeano was placed on the disabled list with bursitis in his shoulder.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Andrew Heaney could start that game on normal rest, but Scioscia wasn’t ready to pencil him in for that start yet.“We are still working through some things now,” Scioscia said before Wednesday’s game. “We’ll take a look at things after today and we’ll see exactly which way we’re going to go.”Heaney said after Wednesday’s game that he feels fine, and he’s ready to take the ball whenever the Angels give it to him.It is possible that the Angels simply want to give him an extra day. This is his first full season since returning from Tommy John surgery. He gave up five runs in five innings on Tuesday night. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone OHTANI UPDATEShohei Ohtani’s bullpen session on Saturday – his first time throwing off a mound since he was hurt – will be with the catcher standing up. It’s a common practice in Japan, and occasional here, for pitchers to have a workout like that as an initial step before throwing a normal bullpen session.Ohtani was not in the lineup on Wednesday, with the Angels facing a left-handed pitcher and Scioscia wanting to give Albert Pujols a day at DH and Jefry Marte a chance to hit.At some point as Ohtani progresses in his rehab as a pitcher, it will infringe on his hitting, as it did when he was in the rotation. Scioscia said they would wait for “direction from the medical staff” to determine at what point his throwing program will require “recovery days” on which he can’t hit.ALSOJo Adell, the Angels’ top prospect, jammed his right thumb after playing just two games at Double-A last week, General Manager Billy Eppler said. Adell has been out about a week, but he’s almost ready to return, Eppler said. Apparently, Adell had a custom thumb guard he wore while hitting, but he forgot to pack it when he was promoted to Double-A. …Albert Pujols now has 999 hits with the Angels. He is about to become one of nine players to have 1,000 hits in each league. …On Friday night the Angels will hold a pregame ceremony honoring recent Hall of Fame inductee Vladimir Guerrero. The game will start at 7:27 p.m. to accommodate the ceremony.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Felix Peña, 1-3, 4.97) vs. A’s (LHP Brett Anderson, 2-3, 4.74), Friday, 7:30 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM)Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros ANAHEIM — The Angels are hoping that both their best pitcher and best player can return for this weekend’s series against the Oakland A’s.Tyler Skaggs, who is on the disabled list with a left groin issue, threw a bullpen session before Wednesday’s game and afterward said he’s ready to go on Saturday.Mike Trout, who has been out with a jammed right wrist, did not swing a bat on Wednesday, but he reported improvement, Manager Mike Scioscia said.Trout will come in during the team’s off day on Thursday and throw, and possibly hit, Scioscia said. He’ll take batting practice on Friday, after which he could return to the lineup for the first time since Aug. 1, when he was hurt bracing himself on a feet-first slide into third. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield last_img read more