The Texas labor market appears to have rebounded from the pandemic, with rapid population growth driving a demand for jobs. The state ended 2021 with about 13.06 million nonagricultural jobs — about 89,600 more jobs than in February 2020, before the onset of the pandemic, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Unemployment levels have also been on a steady decline in the state and dropped to 5% in December. Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas shows that the state’s unemployment rate was at 3.7% in February 2020 before it skyrocketed when pandemic restrictions began. The rate climbed to a record high of 12.9% when Gov. Greg Abbott ordered shutdowns in April 2020 to curb the spread of COVID-19. The economic rebound from the pandemic recession in Texas is now outpacing the rest of the country, which experts attribute to population growth as well as the diversification of the economy and the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions. Arizona, Idaho and Utah have also … [Read more...] about Texas now has more jobs than it did before the pandemic hit
The chief petty officer is caught on video during the incident at Hat Yai airport, Songkhla province. (Screenshot) A navy officer seen on video falsely intimating he had a bomb in his bag ahead of boarding a flight at Hat Yai airport will be investigated and disciplined, the Royal Thai Navy spokesman said on Friday. V/Adm Pokkrong Manathatphalin said the navy would first conduct a fact-finding probe into the incident and then order disciplinary action. The spokesman said the man who caused the disturbance at Hat Yai airport was a chief petty officer who intended to board a flight there to Don Mueang airport in Bangkok. V/Adm Pokkrong said the navy apologised to personnel of Hat Yai airport for the man's misbehaviour. He did not say when it occurred. A video of the incident released on Thursday quickly went viral. It showed the man challenging airport staff to check his carry-on bag after it went through x-ray, saying he had a bomb. This caused a disturbance. The man then … [Read more...] about Navy to discipline sailor over airport bomb claim
Ducati has launched the Ducati Unica factory custom program, aimed at creating factory custom Ducati motorcycles which will be unique and exclusive for their owners. With Ducati Unica, Ducati owners can have access to the Centro Stile Ducati and realise their dream to collaborate directly with designers and technicians to create a motorcycle that will be a unique piece in the world. Ducatisti who join the program will be able to enter the Ducati Centro Stile atelier in person, describe their desires to the designers and follow, during periodical visits, the progress of their motorcycles, experiencing first-hand the level of dedication and attention to detail that Ducati reserves for each customisation project. Also Read: Ducati Ends 2021 With Highest Annual Sales In Brand's History The Ducati Unica factory custom program gives Ducatisti access to designers and technicians at the Centro Stile Ducati to create their own unique motorcycle. With the support of the … [Read more...] about Ducati Launches Ducati Unica Factory Custom Program
French authorities are looking into a second potentially suspicious explosion at the Dakar sports car rally in Saudi Arabia last month, French radio station RMC reported on Thursday. According to RMC, a truck belonging to the team of Franco-Italian rally competitor Camelia Liparoti caught fire on Dec. 31 after the driver heard a "boom". A day earlier an explosion under a support vehicle at the rally seriously injured French race driver Philippe Boutron. French anti-terrorism prosecutors opened a preliminary investigation into the first explosion earlier this month. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said "there were hypotheses that it was a terrorist attack." However, Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry said on Jan. 8 that an initial investigation into the first blast had not raised any criminal suspicions. RMC said France's DGSI secret service was also interested by what happened to Liparoti's truck, a support vehicle for her X-Raid race team. On its website, RMC showed a video … [Read more...] about France Investigates Possible Second Blast At Dakar Rally In Saudi: French Radio
Click here to read the full article. The Jan. 6 committee has subpoenaed 14 of the fake Republican “electors” who schemed to overturn their states’ 2020 election results by signing forged documents submitted to the government. “The Select Committee is seeking information about attempts in multiple states to overturn the results of the 2020 election, including the planning and coordination of efforts to send false slates of electors to the National Archives,” Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) wrote in a statement. “We believe the individuals we have subpoenaed today have information about how these so-called alternate electors met and who was behind that scheme. We encourage them to cooperate with the Select Committee’s investigation to get answers about January 6th for the American people and help ensure nothing like that day ever happens again.” More from Rolling Stone GOP Lawmaker Pushes Bill to Let Him and His Pals Overturn Elections The Criminal Investigation … [Read more...] about Jan. 6 Committee Slaps Subpoenas on Trump Supporters Involved in Bogus Elector Scheme
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