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Cebuano KO artist looks to end fight early vs Mexican foe

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Komanisi went toe-to-toe with Jhack and paid the price after a crushing right hook sent him flat on his back in the second round of their fight held in East London, South Africa last September.The power-punching Cebuano, who is gunning for the vacant WBA title, boasts a record of 21 wins and 16 knockouts. His last five fights ended in KOs.Ortega, who is fighting out of Tijuana, Mexico, is no pushover with an impressive win-loss card as well, winning 26 fights against only 1 loss and a draw with 12 knockouts.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Filipino fighter Jhack Tepora. Photo by Mark GiongcoKUALA LUMPUR—Jhack Tepora’s first world title fight could end quickly.Tepora, the undefeated Filipino featherweight, refused to offer any predictions for his upcoming showdown against Edivaldo Ortega in the main supporting bout of the Manny Pacquiao-Lucas Matthysse “Fight of Champions,” but he believes it won’t go the distance.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “It won’t last 12 rounds,” said Tepora in Filipino Wednesday while working out at a makeshift gym at Le Meridien Hotel.His trainer and older brother Jing-jing hinted that the knockout could come in the middle rounds, five to seven to be specific.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The probability of Jhack winning by stoppage is high given his reputation as a knockout artist.Jing-Jing also said Jhack thrives against fighters like Ortega and his previous opponent Lusanda Kominisi of South Africa, who have the same come-forward style. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In battle of endurance, Brownlee outlasts Onuaku In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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FirstTime Continuing Jobless Claims Continue to Drop

first_imgUnemployment,First-Time, Continuing Jobless Claims Continue to Drop Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bureau of Labor Statistics Investors Jobs Lenders & Servicers Mark Lieberman Payrolls Processing Service Providers Unemployment 2013-03-14 Mark Lieberman First-time claims for unemployment insurance fell 10,000 to 332,000 for the week ending March 9, the “”Labor Department””:http://www.ows.doleta.gov/press/2013/031413.asp reported Thursday. Economists expected 350,000 initial unemployment claims. The drop in filings–the third in the last four weeks–resumed a downward trend in layoffs. [IMAGE]The report on claims for the week ended March was revised to 342,000 from the originally reported 340,000.Meanwhile, the number of continuing claims (reported on a one week lag) fell 89,000 to 3,024,000, the lowest level since June 2008. Continuing claims for the week ending February 23 were revised up to 3,113,000 from the originally reported 3,094,000.The four-week moving average of first-time claims fell 2,750 to 346,750, a five-year low. The moving average, which smooths the volatility in the weekly report, has fallen for three straight weeks.The four-week moving average of continuing claims also fell, dropping 28,250 to 3,098,250, the lowest level since July 2008.The continuing claims data series tracks the number of longer term unemployed who qualify for regular state jobless benefits and often shows large movements, depending on first-time claims 26 weeks earlier and legislative changes to state unemployment programs. It is subject to wider revisions than the number of first-time claimants.The steady decline of initial unemployment claims (in seven of the first 10 weeks this year) signals sustainable improvement in labor markets, but those improvements could be reversed quickly as the impact of budget sequestration cuts extends to government contractors. The improvement this year marks a reversal from the beginning of 2012, when first-time claims rose in six of the first 10 weeks of the year.The report on initial claims to be released next week will cover the same week used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for its monthly Employment Situation report. That report will be released next on April 5.Initial claims fell in three of the first seven weeks of 2012, dropping an average of 15,000. In the four weeks in which claims rose, the average increase was a little over 8,000. This year, claims have fallen in four of the first seven weeks (with an average drop of 18,500), but the average increase in the other three weeks was 23,000, suggesting employers may have done even more short-term hiring for the holiday season.The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending February 23 was 5,619,860, an increase of 217,967 from the previous week. There were 7,424,041 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012. Extended Benefits were available only in Alaska during the week ending February 23.According to the BLS, 12,032,000 persons were officially considered unemployed in January, which means that of those individuals counted as unemployed, 6.63 million were not receiving any form of government unemployment insurance, up from 6.27 million one week earlier.The Labor Department said states reported 1,917,158 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending February 23, a decrease of 136,532 from the prior week. There were 2,875,795 persons claiming EUC in the comparable week in 2012.States continue to borrow from the federal government to cover shortfalls in those funds which will eventually have to be repaid–unless Congress intervenes–with higher assessments on employers. Since those assessments are a percentage of payrolls, they discourage employers from adding new workers. As of March 12, 23 states had borrowed a total of $29.3 billion. One week earlier, 23 states had an aggregate $28.5 billion in outstanding loans to cover shortfalls. Five states–California, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Ohio–owe more than $1 billion, which may require higher unemployment premiums or special assessments on employers in those states._Hear Mark Lieberman Friday on P.O.T.U.S. radio, Sirius-XM 124, at 6:40 a.m. and again at 9:40 a.m. EST._ in Data, Government, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img March 14, 2013 403 Views Sharelast_img read more

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