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first_imgPlanococcus kocurii ATCC 43650T is a halotolerant and psychrotolerant bacterium isolated from the skin of a North sea cod. Here, we present the first complete genome and annotation of P. kocurii ATCC 43650T, identifying its potential as a plant growth promoting bacterium and its capability in the biosynthesis of butanol.last_img


first_img Tags: Aaron Simpson/Dixie State Football/Jalen Powell/Kody/New Mexico Highlands/Sei-J Lauago/South Dakota School of Mines/Wilstead FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS, N.M.-Ahead of their move to Division I next season, Dixie State football achieved something they never had in their NCAA history Saturday as they shut out the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys 55-0 at Sanchez Family Stadium.Additionally, the smothering Trailblazers’ defense surrendered an NCAA-era best 33 yards in the air and only 113 yards of offense overall to the Cowboys.Other records set by the Trailblazers Saturday included a blocked punt return for a touchdown and two interceptions returned for scores.Offensively, Dixie State amassed 416 yards of offense, including 269 yards on the ground as senior tailback Sei-J Lauago ran for 87 yards and a score on only nine carries.Jalen Powell added a scoring reception from quarterback Kody Wilstead and Aaron Simpson recorded two interceptions for the Dixie State defense.The 2-1 Trailblazers will conclude their three-game road trip next Saturday as they visit the South Dakota School of Mines Hardrockers at Rapid City, S.D. Written by September 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Embarrasses New Mexico Highlands Brad Jameslast_img read more


first_img February 5, 2013 Sailors assigned to the Pre-Commissioning Unit Arlington (LPD 24) successfully completed the four-day Afloat Training Group (ATG) Atlantic’s Antiterrorism Basic Phase Verification 1.3 and 1.4 Jan. 31. “We tested armed watchstanders’ responses to terrorist threats on the pier, on the ship and from the water, including penetration from vehicle-borne IEDs, personnel carrying explosive devices, active shooter and hostage situations, bomb threats, and small boat and swimmer attacks,” said Chief Master-at-Arms Robert Mueller, the lead assessment trainer for the six members of ATG Atlantic who conducted the assessment. “It was very obvious that Arlington Sailors have put the time into planning and training for this. Overall, Arlington did outstanding, and will be recommended to Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet for certification.”During the 1.3 part of the assessment, from Jan. 28-30, ATG inspectors evaluated Arlington’s security forces during drills. The 1.4 final certification took place on the last day, while the ship is under construction at Huntington-Ingalls Industries’ shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. “We have been preparing for this for more than six months,” said Lt. Scott Richards, Arlington’s antiterrorism officer. “We started when most of the crew was stationed at the precommissioning detachment on Naval Station Norfolk, Va., qualifying more than 225 Sailors for Armed Sentry/Security Reaction Force – Basic, and more than 30 Armed Sentry/Security Reaction Force – Advanced.”Arlington Sailors have also completed small arms and crew-served weapons courses, qualifying on the 9 mm. pistol, M-16 rifle, .50 caliber rifle, M500 shotgun and M240B machine gun. “While we were in Norfolk, our training was largely classroom training that was lecture-based and focused on antiterrorism theory and Department of Defense instructions and policy,” said Richards. “After the crew arrived in Pascagoula, we took advantage of Singing River Island’s facilities to get more hand-on training.“However, the all-around antiterrorism/force protection training didn’t really get going until we moved aboard the ship following delivery to the U.S. Navy on Dec. 7, 2012. Being on the ship we are charged to defend provided the best training opportunities possible.”The amphibious transport dock Sailors’ months of hard work paid off when ATG’s antiterrorism training inspectors gave the crew a grade of 95 percent – said to be the highest given to any ship in recent memory. “Even though we’ve been aboard the ship and operating for less than two months, we performed like a ship that has been on deployment, standing post on foreign soil for the past nine months,” said Richards. “We did extremely well because of all the drilling we have done, our enthusiasm, and because our command’s antiterrorism training team (ATTT) really did a great job setting up our crew ready for success.” Arlington’s executive officer, Lt. Cmdr. Eric Lull, agreed that the ship’s outstanding performance in this critical inspection was due largely to the efforts of the ATTT. “Our ATTT proved themselves very capable and proficient in getting our armed watchstanders to where they needed to be for this,” said Lull. “This certification makes us more self-sufficient at force protection, and puts us one step closer to being an operational unit in the U.S. Navy.”The ship is named for Arlington County, Va., home of the Pentagon, in honor of the 184 victims and heroes who lost their lives during the terrorist attack there on 9-11.Arlington is the eighth in the Navy’s San Antonio class of ships, designed to be the most survivable amphibious vessels ever put to sea. The third in the U.S. fleet to bear the name, Arlington will be commissioned on April 6, 2013 and homeported in Norfolk, Va. The ship combines 21st century amphibious shipbuilding and warfighting technologies to support current and future Marine Corps aircraft and landing craft, and will be capable of taking nearly 1,200 Sailors and Marines into harm’s way.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 5, 2013; Image: US Navy Training & Education View post tag: ATG View post tag: phase View post tag: 24% View post tag: Basic USA: LPD 24 Sailors Complete ATG Atlantic’s Antiterrorism Basic Phase Verification View post tag: Atlantic Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: LPD 24 Sailors Complete ATG Atlantic’s Antiterrorism Basic Phase Verification View post tag: Verificationcenter_img View post tag: sailors View post tag: usa View post tag: Navy View post tag: LPD View post tag: Naval View post tag: Pass View post tag: Antiterrorism View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgNegotiableACADEMIC (9 months) PROFESSOR(C20NN) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) 225129-FA The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Contact: Appointment Type, Duration: Degree and Area of Specialization: Ph.D. Finance or related field by start date is required AUGUST 23, 2021 Salary: Position Summary: Job Number: Work Type: The Finance Department in the Wisconsin School of Business seeksFull or Associate Professor in the field of Finance, Investment,and Banking.The Finance Department of the University of Wisconsin-MadisonSchool of Business prides itself on an undergraduate program thatconsistently ranks near the top of all schools in the UnitedStates, a master’s program that focuses student learning in nicheareas, and a Ph.D. program that trains world-class researchers. Ourcurriculum offers an enviable range of courses and topics frombasic concepts that all beginning students should know, to specifictopics of current interest found in applied programs. We are alsoproud to be part of a great university with excellent resourcesavailable to both faculty and students. The Wisconsin School ofBusiness currently enrolls approximately 2000 undergraduates(sophomore/junior/senior level), 400 masters, and 80 PhDstudents. Faculty Department(s): Instructions to Applicants:FULL CONSIDERATION IS NOW EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 30, 2020, or untilthe position is filled. Please complete the online application. Youwill be asked to include:(a) statement of interest(b) full curriculum vitae(c) one PDF file to include a brief statement of current and futureresearch interests, at least one working paper, and evidence ofexcellence in teaching (e.g., teaching evaluations, letters). Youare encouraged to provide the names and contact information forthree references. Recommendation letters are optional at theinitial screening stage, but will be required for a fullconsideration for a position.NOTE:- Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application,information regarding the names of applicants must be released uponrequest. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality- Electronic submissions are required Ongoing/Renewable Principal Duties: Job Duties:- Create and maintain a strong program of research- Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Wisconsin Schoolof Business- Provide classroom and individual instruction for undergraduateand graduate degree-seeking students- Contribute to the intellectual and academic life of thedepartment. University and community service will be expected asappropriate. Full Time: 100% Employment Class: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Anticipated Begin Date: Azza [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: A123600-WISCONSIN SCH OF BUSINESS/FINANCE Job no: 225129-FAWork type: Faculty-Full TimeDepartment: WSB/FINANCELocation: MadisonCategories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support,Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Instructional, Research,Scientific Well qualified applicants will have demonstrated high qualityresearch with publications in top tier journals, and will havedemonstrated excellence in teaching. Candidates will possessacademic credentials to qualify for a tenured faculty appointmentat UW-Madison. Institutional Statement on Diversity: Official Title: Additional Information: The Department and the Wisconsin School of Business are committedto increasing the diversity of the campus community and curriculum.Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged toidentify their strengths and experiences in these areas. Applications Open: Jul 15 2020 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close:last_img read more


first_imgA mumps outbreak among the student population of Oxford has been recorded this week, with many students having to leave University before the end of term.In the first week of March there were 27 recorded cases of mumps, a dramatic rise from previous months.Thames Valley Health Protection Unit said in a statement, “The outbreak is the result of poor immunity amongst the student group and the easy spread of the virus between students.”The issue is now being investigated at both Oxford and Oxford Brookes University.Kari Jackson, a Classics and German student from St Johns caught mumps, despite having had two MMR vaccines. She said, “The symptoms set in on Wednesday of seventh week, when I woke up with a stiff jaw and swollen glands. I was completely dazed and it was impossible to concentrate on work due to all the pain killers.“You’re supposed to stay in isolation for six days while you have all the symptoms. It was so frustrating.”Vidhi Doshi, a first year student from St Peters also showed signs of mumps in seventh week. “On Sunday I couldn’t chew and on Monday I woke up with serious mumps. I lived in Bombay till I was eleven so I would have had my vaccines there….I think I’ve had the two MMR vaccines but records say it’s not clear whether I have so I just don’t know.“My college nurse told me I should not stay in Oxford as I would infect people. So on Monday morning I went home to London and have been there all week. I was so upset I missed the whole of eighth week,” the student said.The outbreak has been attributed to the fact that many students aged between 18 and 25 have had just one dose of the MMR vaccination (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, rather than the two separate vaccinations that are required.The use of two MMR vaccines was introduced in 1996, when many students were still at school. This means that many students may have received the MR (measles and rubella) vaccine, which does not protect against mumps.Trish Mannes, Consultant in Health Protection at the Health Protection Agency’s Thames Valley Health Protection Unit said, “We are advising students to be aware of the symptoms of mumps. Should they become symptomatic they should see their GP and avoid social contact for five days after onset of the symptoms. All students are being encouraged to ensure good hand hygiene and tissue etiquette.”The symptoms of mumps usually develop between 15 and 24 days after being infected with the virus. Symptoms include swollen glands, headache, joint pain, nausea, dry mouth, mild abdominal pain, fatigue loss of appetite, and fever.Mumps is spread by coughs and sneezes, as well as by contact through saliva. In its most extreme form, it can cause viral meningitis and permanent deafness. More rare complications arising from mumps include inflammation of the pancreas and of the ovaries and testicles.last_img read more


first_imgPAM and ALI O’DONNELL To the Editor:It is with overwhelming gratitude that my daughter Ali O’Donnell and I say thank you to the Mandie’s Miles of Smiles Organization that held a charity event. No parent should ever have to bury a child. It is the hardest thing for anyone to have to do, but it is a true testament to the grit and humility and generosity that Kelly and Daniel Gallagher and family and friends exude on a daily basis. It would be very easy to just sit down and watch life pass you by but that is not what the Gallagher’s do every day. Instead they give back to the community in the name of their beautiful daughter Mandie who passed in 2015.Every year this organization holds a charity event. They pick a person or a family from the local community that could benefit from their generosity. This year to our surprise they chose my daughter Ali and me. They could not have done it without the help of local residents and businesses. Thank you to Harrington’s Auto Body, Elan Salon, Eugene Klumpp Sr., Sue Gonzalez, Hudacko’s Pharmacy, Franks Theater, Bayonne Tattoo, Crafty Fox Studio, Boho Yoga, Michele Polera, Hallmark, Tony’s Car Clinic, Doggy Spa, Buon Appetito, Teezerz, Bella Sorella, Auto Dynamics, Diamond Dog Grooming, Michele Rojas, Al Richards, Express Urself Roses, Huddle 2, Aphrodite Nails, Sara Pinto, Erica Cangialosi, BCB Bank, The Ballance Family, Senerchia’s, Antonio Vincent’s Bakery, Pizza Master, San Vitos, Sarellis, Pompei Pizza, Brothers Pizzeria, Giovannis, Little Food Café, Titan Tactical, Alex and Terry’s, Buttero’s, 3 Brothers, DJ Ru, Mark and Dee Dee Bottino, Peter and Jade Manley, J&S Chocolate Designs, The Vic Tavern, and our very special friends Kevin and Glenn of Kuhl’sTavern. A very special thank you to Kelly Lynch, Kelly Balance, and Kim Klumpp for all the help and support they give to the Gallagher family and for pulling off yet another successful event. Along with Kelly Gallagher, this group of ladies should be an inspiration to all for giving of themselves year after year and working tirelessly and effortlessly coordinating these events. To all the people who came from near and far to support the Gallagher family and our family, we thank you!When a community comes together like ours has, it is hard to find the right words to show your appreciation. Thank you just seems so inadequate but that is all we can offer, thank you. Please remember, in memory of Tim and Bridget O’Donnell, drive responsibly.last_img read more


first_imgRon Lowe Dear Editor: A recap of the Trump era so far:Donald Trump has accomplished nearly nothing in part because he has a new enthusiasm every fifteen minutes. It is not governing that interests him, but dominating the news cycle.Perhaps Trump is here to create confusion, sending out tweets for racism, then against racism; attacking China, then praising China. In this atmosphere people are demoralized and grow more cynical about government. Only the fascists are delighted.What does a con artist do once he becomes president; try to hustle the whole world.Trump’s administration can be seen as a slow motion coup. Republican politicians are taking over state legislatures throughout the country using their gerrymandering scheme. Republican legislators pass laws suppressing the African-American amd Latino votes in the name of voter fraud. Republicans are the ones involved in voter fraud.In two years Trump has moved from crazy to CRAZY.Trump resembles no other American president, but is strongly reminiscent of George III, the mad British king against whom we rebelled in 1776.It will probably take more than marches to defeat this malevolent trickster prez and his pugnacious Republican minions.Hillary Clinton was almost the first woman president and received three million more votes than a swaggering man who brags about molesting women.The Women’s March had a far larger crowd than Trump’s inaugural crowd. The march was to combat the soul destroyers who’d seized the White House.According to quantum theory, on the subatomic level Trump isn’t president.Maybe people were not ready to proceed from an African-American president to a woman president. History was moving too fast for them.last_img read more


first_imgDespite his family’s best intentions, Dweezil Zappa is out there and he’s playing “Whatever The [email protected]%k He Wants!” Any follower of the Zappa family drama has seen Dweezil change this project’s name from Zappa Plays Zappa to Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa to the straightforward approach: Dweezil Zappa. After just wrapping up some summer dates, the Zappa prodigy is doing it big for a fall tour!Dweezil Zappa Rails On Family Drama With Amazing ‘Cease & Desist’ T-ShirtsThe newly announced dates span from September 29th through November 12th, spanning coast to coast with some really special spots along the way. The band will play at Brooklyn Bowl Vegas, The Beacon Theatre, The Moody Theatre for a special Austin City Limits Live performance, and so many more. There’s literally no excuse to miss this tour, especially if you want to hear the music of Frank Zappa by the only person truly qualified to play it.Check out the full tour schedule below, and head to Dweezil’s website for more information and tickets.Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever The [email protected]%k He Wants TourSeptember 29, 2016The Coach HouseSan Juan Capistrano, CASeptember 30, 2016The Canyon ClubAgoura Hills, CAOctober 01, 2016Talking Stick Resort ShowroomScottsdale, AZOctober 02, 2016Brooklyn Bowl VegasLas Vegas, NVOctober 04, 2016The Wilma TheatreMissoula, MTOctober 05, 2016Knitting Factory IDBoise, IDOctober 06, 2016The DepotSalt Lake City, UTOctober 07, 2016Pink Garter TheatreJackson , WYOctober 08, 2016Aggie TheatreFort Collins, COOctober 09, 2016Ogden TheatreDenver, COOctober 11, 2016Turner HallMilwaukee, WIOctober 12, 2016Concord Music HallChicago, ILOctober 13, 2016The Ready RoomSt. Louis, MOOctober 14, 2016The VogueIndianapolis, INOctober 15, 2016Madison TheatreCovington, KYOctober 16, 2016The IntersectionGrand Rapids, MIOctober 19, 2016Imperial TheatreSaint John, NBOctober 21, 2016Club SodaMontreal, QCOctober 21, 2016State TheatrePortland, MEOctober 23, 2016Turning Stone Resort CasinoVerona, NYOctober 23, 2016Higher GroundBurlington, VTOctober 25, 2016The EggAlbany, NYOctober 26, 2016The Keswick TheatreGlenside, PAOctober 27, 2016Berklee Performance CenterBoston, MAOctober 28, 2016The Warehouse FTCFairfield, CTOctober 29, 2016The Flying MonkeyPlymouth, NHOctober 30, 2016Beacon TheatreNew York, NYOctober 31, 2016The BirchmereAlexandria, VANovember 02, 2016The Historic German HouseRochester, NYNovember 03, 2016Whitaker CenterHarrisburg, PANovember 04, 2016Carnegie of Homestead Music HallMunhall, PANovember 05, 2016The Kent StageKent, OHNovember 06, 2016The NationalRichmond, VANovember 07, 2016Variety PlayhouseAtlanta, GANovember 09, 2016Granada TheaterDallas, TXNovember 10, 2016Warehouse LiveHouston, TXNovember 11, 2016Moody Theatre (ACL Live)Austin, TXNovember 12, 2016Tipitina’sNew Orleans, LAlast_img read more


first_imgA new study led by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK has, for the first time, used genome sequencing technology to track the changes in a bacterial population following the introduction of a vaccine. The study follows how the population of pneumococcal bacteria changed following the introduction of the ‘Prevnar’ conjugate polysaccharide vaccine, which substantially reduced rates of pneumococcal disease across the U.S. The work demonstrates that the technology could be used in the future to monitor the effectiveness of vaccination or antibiotic use against different species of bacterial pathogens, and for characterizing new and emerging threats.The study appears online May 5, 2013 in Nature Genetics.“This gives an unprecedented insight into the bacteria living and transmitting among us,” said co-author William Hanage, associate professor of epidemiology at HSPH. “We can characterize these bugs to an almost unimaginable degree of detail, and in so doing understand better what helps them survive even in the presence of an effective vaccine.”Pneumococcal disease is caused by a type of bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae, which is present in many people’s noses and throats and is spread by coughing, sneezing, or other contact with respiratory secretions. The circumstances that cause it to become pathogenic are not fully understood. Read Full Storylast_img read more


first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageALBANY – State leaders have partnered with private tech companies to improve the unemployment system.The New York State Department of Labor and the New York State Office of Information Technology Services announced this week a “Tech Surge” in partnership with Google Cloud, Deloitte, and Verizon to improve the reliability of the state’s online and telephone-based unemployment insurance application systems following an unprecedented spike in unemployment insurance applications related to the COVID-19 pandemic.Officials say the Tech Surge will include critical upgrades to the Department of Labor’s technology systems that will increase its capacity to accept and process applications, making it easier for New Yorkers to apply for benefits.Importantly, the Tech Surge will include a new, streamlined, and more reliable online application system – which will be available at labor.ny.gov. New Yorkers are urged to use the new online system, which can handle most applications from start to finish, dramatically reducing the number of New Yorkers who must speak to a claims specialist on the phone. In addition, the Department of Labor will roll out a new “call back” system, allowing their staff to proactively call New Yorkers who need to submit additional information to support their existing unemployment assistance application. This means New Yorkers who have already filed partial claims under the old system and had been told to call the hotline to finish their application should not — instead, the DOL call center will call these New Yorkers directly.In order to launch the new, streamlined application system, New York State’s online unemployment insurance application will go offline today between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to be rebooted.“I recognize that this is an extremely challenging time for all New Yorkers,” NYS Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon said. “I have been unemployed. I understand the urgency. We want you to be aware of the steps that we are taking to respond to each of you, as quickly as we can. We know that your livelihood depends on it and we assure you that you will get your benefits.”Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the New York State Department of Labor’s unemployment insurance filing system has faced an unprecedented increase in volume — with peak weeks seeing a 16,000% increase in phone calls and a 1,600% increase in web traffic, compared to a typical week.The Department of Labor Tech Surge is providing critical upgrades to New York State’s unemployment insurance filing system during this crisis. These efforts are expected to increase capacity and reliability. Specific actions include:Google Cloud has worked with the State Office of Information Technology Services to create a more user-friendly, streamlined, and reliable unemployment insurance application for the Department of Labor. The online application will shut down from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM today to transition to this new streamlined application. Specific upgrades include:Leveraging Google Cloud’s infrastructure to increase reliability and allow the application to scale, so it can handle a high volume of users;Allowing users to save an incomplete application and pick up where they left off;Providing an “every device experience,” so New Yorkers can file from smartphones, tablets, and laptops; andStreamlining the number of questions so the application is shorter and easier to understand.Deloitte is opening an additional unemployment insurance call center staffed by hundreds of experienced customer service professionals, which will dramatically increase the number of calls that can be handled; andVerizon is expanding the number of phone “ports” for the Department of Labor’s call center from 1,750 to over 10,000 by the end of this week — increasing the center’s call capacity.The Department of Labor will begin rolling out a “call back” feature which allows state representatives to call New Yorkers with incomplete unemployment insurance applications and finish their applications over the phone. This means those who fully complete their claim online will NOT need to call the state themselves. New Yorkers who had previously been told to call the hotline should not — instead, the DOL will call them to complete their application. To prevent fraud, state representatives will verify their legitimacy by providing New Yorkers’ claim type and filing date.In addition, the Department of Labor has:Drastically expanded the call center’s hours, including opening on Saturdays and Sundays:Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM to 7:30 PMSaturday and Sunday: 7:30 AM to 8:00 PMIncreased the number of servers that support the online filing system from 4 to over 60;Implemented a new, more efficient filing system based on the first letter of the applicant’s last name (alphabetical order):A – F : MondayG – N : TuesdayO – Z : WednesdayMissed your day: Thursday through SundayStreamlined the claims process, automating additional processes and reducing the situations in which a filer has to call and speak with a representative; andDedicated 1,000 staff to the Department of Labor’s unemployment insurance Telephone Claim Center — compared to roughly 400 who typically staff the call center — with plans to bring an additional 1,200 staff on board, including those at the new Deloitte call center.Last week, the Department of Labor also launched a new PSA that provides information on how to apply for unemployment benefits and reassures New Yorkers that if their unemployment filing is delayed, they will still receive full unemployment benefits. The PSA is also available with Spanish subtitles here.In addition, earlier this week Governor Cuomo announced he had directed the Department of Labor to immediately make $600 in additional weekly unemployment benefits available to all New Yorkers. The additional benefits were included in the Federal CARES Act, but New York began delivering the extra unemployment insurance to unemployed individuals before Federal funds are disbursed to the states. New York is also extending the period covered by unemployment benefits for another 13 weeks, for a total of 39 weeks.last_img read more

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