Red Lions blast Perez-less Pirates in NCAA Finals opener

first_imgView comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 The Pirates showed some fight in the fourth quarter when they trimmed the deficit to only 10, 70-60, led by Mike Nzeusseu and Jaycee Marcelino but it was a case of too little too late.“I’m happy with the way we bounced back [in the fourth quarter]. We did not roll over and die,” Lyceum coach Topex Robinson said.Nzeusseu finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds while Marcelino added 13 points, five rebounds and three assists.The Red Lions shoot for their 22nd men’s basketball crown in Game 2 on Monday still at MOA Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Robert Bolick had a tough shooting night but got his teammates involved and still came away with 12 points and nine assists.“We only achieved one thing and that’s winning Game 1. We haven’t done anything yet,” San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez told reporters. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“They (Lyceum) lost their number one scorer, their number player. it’s a different LPU team but again as i’ve said, with or without CJ, Lyceum is still a dangerous team,” Fernandez said.Lyceum needed every bit of Perez, who leads the league in scoring averaging 18.7 points on top of 8.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.3 steals a game. The do-it-all forward served a one-game suspension for failing to notify the league that he had applied for this year’s PBA Draft. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Fajardo leads Gilas’ 20-man pool for 5th window of Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion San Beda dominated a Lyceum side sorely missing its star CJ Perez, 73-60, in Game 1 of the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball Finals Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Javee Mocon set the tone for the Red Lions, who raced to an early double-digit lead that ballooned to as high as 27 in the fourth quarter, en route to a double-double effort with 14 points and 10 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Recap: Holloway on transfers, Taylor, Campbell, Freeman, Henry, Washington and more

first_imgQPR face Burton at Loftus Road later today. Ian Holloway has spoken about a number of issues in the days leading up to the game. Here’s a recap of some of what the Rangers manager has had to say.Holloway on transfers“If I get the three players I’m after, I’m going to be buzzing. So watch this space.“And I might have to watch it, because we’re not exactly a cheetah out of the blocks at the minute to go and get who we want.“We are a bit of a sloth. But we might get there. I think the tortoise won that race with the hare. So let’s see.”On Bristol Rovers striker Matty TaylorEmbed from Getty Images“He’s a very good player who belongs to Bristol Rovers and I shouldn’t talk about anybody else’s players.“There are a lot of players who step up a level and can score. But it’s about the balance I need – the pace and power to move the ball from back to front sometimes if Idrissa Sylla’s injured.“Have I got anyone who can do that? I’m not so sure I have, and Matty Taylor isn’t really that sort of player.”On online rumours Fraizer Campbell could join from Crystal PalaceEmbed from Getty Images“Absolutely no chance. Not in a million years will Palace let him go.“And would he come to us? Absolutely not. Could we afford his wages? Totally not. So what a joke of a shout that is.”On Bristol City’s Luke FreemanEmbed from Getty Images“I think that’s gone. We had a chance to do something and they didn’t want our offer.“They’ve let it out at the wrong amount, I know what I offered. A Bristol City fan shouted at me in his car when I was down in Bristol. But get your facts right.“The fact is if you’re letting your players run out of contract and you’ve only got six months to go then that’s your fault, not anybody else’s.“They’ve said all sorts of things and their manager has made statements about it.“If you’ve turned down an offer from someone, why do you have to go out and talk about it? It don’t make sense.”On Conor Washington and Ben GladwinEmbed from Getty Images“He (Washington) is a huge part of my plans – I just want people to be patient.“Gladwin’s gone back to Swindon and scored a goal because the Swindon crowd like him.“I don’t feel he (Gladwin) can ever score for us when they keep on chanting at him like they did when I gave him a chance.”Is it rocket science? Are Bolton that far away from us? How can he play for Swindon and score a goal? Work it out yourselves.“If you had a teacher who screamed at you ‘you’re crap, you’re rubbish, you’re crap, you’re rubbish’ could you actually achieve anything? I don’t think so.“That’s all I heard and I thought it was unfair and I’ve got to loan him back.“I was getting pelters. It’s really annoying. I don’t mind that you pay your money and you like certain people and don’t like certain people, but just shout to the ones you do like.“That wouldn’t half make my job easier instead of picking him up from the floor. I had to pick him up by his braces a couple of times.“Is he that bad? I don’t think so. Has he got a chance here? I don’t know if people are taking to him like that.”On Karl Henry“I’ve had to be harsh and say ‘Sorry, I wouldn’t have kept you last summer’.“Just because my idea is different to Jimmy’s doesn’t make it right or wrong. He (Henry) is dealing with it in the proper way.“I personally wouldn’t have let Doughty go out on loan and if Karl Henry was here and he had a year (left on his contract) I would have kept both of them.“But I wouldn’t have re-signed Karl. I would not have signed on someone who’s 34-stroke-35 and not given him another opportunity to play. Karl knows this.“But Jimmy decided to do that. What can I say? Is Jimmy right or wrong? It’s not even relevant. The fact is I want to play a different way than Jimmy did.”“Karl’s having a think about the rest of his life. Does he need to do this now? He’s had a very, very good career.“I don’t know what he wants yet. Does he want another year? If I was as fit as him and as good as him I would definitely want to keep playing, but does he? I don’t know.“He’s a fantastic man and if he stays here I will involve him as I have been involving him.“I haven’t had to do anything horrible and throw him with the kids or anything like that, because he’s a fantastic pro.“If there’s anyone out there who wants a fantastic pro who can play in midfield for this year and next year, it’s definitely Karl, so do it.“He would get a massive thumbs-up from me to anybody who wants a senior pro to help their group.”See also:Holloway on his aims for QPR, his time at Millwall, Ferdinand, youngsters and moreWhat Holloway wants from goal kicks and the two QPR players told to ‘run like hell’Recap: Holloway on Sandro, Cousins, Fancy Dans, relying on Smithies and running like hellHolloway on Chery’s confidence dip, Washington’s role and QPR’s ‘almost finished article’Holloway on transfers, his wife’s threat, Sylla, Bircham’s behaviour and what Perch said to Furlong   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Galaxy Evolution Problem: A Case Study in Criticizing Paradigms

first_img(Visited 63 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 “When you have a clear contradiction like this, you ought to focus on it,” say scientists who found problems with the leading theory of galaxy evolution.The leading theory for the evolution of galaxies is wrong, scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology and Case Western Reserve University are saying.  Whether or not their alternative involving collisions is superior, they are using their experience as a platform to discuss bigger issues in the philosophy of science.Dwarf galaxies that orbit the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies defy the accepted model of galaxy formation, and recent attempts to wedge them into the model are flawed, reports an international team of astrophysicists.The study pokes holes in the current understanding of galaxy formation and questions the accepted model of the origin and evolution of the universe. According to the standard paradigm, 23 percent of the mass of the universe is shaped by invisible particles known as dark matter.The astronomers noticed that dwarf galaxies surrounding the Milky Way and Andromeda spirals tend to inhabit orbital planes around their parent galaxies, instead of being located in clumps at random orientations, as predicted by theory.  Three recent papers trying to explain away those observations are flawed, the team of 14 astronomers from 6 countries concluded.  The astronomers used this disconnect between paradigm and observations to preach a sermonette on the need to question established beliefs:The standard cosmological model is the frame of reference for many generations of scientists, some of whom are beginning to question its ability to accurately reproduce what is observed in the nearby universe. Merritt counts himself among the small and growing group that is questioning the accepted paradigm….Scientific progress embraces challenges to upheld theories and models for a reason, Merritt notes.“When you have a clear contradiction like this, you ought to focus on it,” Merritt said. “This is how progress in science is made.”Merritt’s team offered an alternative “tidal” model involving interactions with a galaxy cluster, but the moral of the story about questioning accepted paradigms does not necessarily require offering an alternative at all.  Sometimes making a U-turn on a wrong road can be considered progress even before a better road is chosen.Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get Darwinists to follow this rule?  How many “clear contradictions” to Darwinian theory have we uncovered in the past 14 years, most of them from secular scientists themselves?  Do they ever “focus” on them?  Rarely.  The “standard model” of neo-Darwinism is the “frame of reference for many generations of scientists,” too, but when anyone starts “beginning to question its ability to accurately reproduce what is observed,” they get shouted down, ridiculed and expelled.  Darwinism needs a “small and growing group that is questioning the accepted paradigm…. This is how progress in science is made.”last_img read more

Player Invitational raises R5-million

first_img“It was very exciting,” said Yorke. “My game wasn’t that great off the tee. But you can watch and learn so much from these pros. So, I”ll go away knowing what I need to work on if I want to get close to these guys.” Business leaders, celebrities and professional golfers turned out at the Gary Player Invitational at Fancourt over the weekend to raise money for underprivileged children. When the last putt had been sunk, R5-million had been raised. Tournament host Gary Player expressed his thanks for the continued support of his long-standing tournament which also has stops in the USA, Europe and China. In the professional betterball competition, Garcia and Cook triumphed on a score of 14-under-par, winning by a single stroke over the team of Bertus Smit and Darren Fichardt. “I’m absolutely over the moon. These are things you dream of. “I’ve played Premiership football and golf is now the next step in my career and the next challenge for me to master. So to have the opportunity to play with someone like Sergio Garcia and John Cook was fantastic.” “John really kept us together out there. When I was struggling he made all the necessary birdies,” said Garcia. “Thank you to everybody who has helped to make a change in so many young peoples’ lives. To raise R5 million in these tough economic times is a fantastic achievement,” he said. MemorableFor Irish businesswoman Sinead Kenny the event presented her with the most memorable moment of her golfing career when she finally claimed victory in the 11th Gary Player Invitational on Sunday. ‘Amazing experience’Kenny was also delighted to hear that the tournament raised in excess of R5 million for charity through the participating business leaders, the live and silent auctions, and various donations. “As always it’s been such an amazing experience to be part of this. It’s a wonderful privilege to contribute to Gary’s charities,” she said. “I think the difference this year was that I just had so much fun out there,” she said afterwards. “Being with these ultimate professionals makes all the difference to your own game.” Strong chargeKenny and Yorke had to fight off a strong charge from the team of Alex Maditsi, the Country Manager of Coca-Cola East and Central Africa, and his amateur partner DJ Thomas Msengama, who finished in second place on 24-under-par. A 15-handicapper and a regular competitor in the charity tournament, she finished second last year and vowed she would return to win it. And on an overcast afternoon on The Links, Kenny combined with former football star Dwight Yorke and professionals Sergio Garcia and John Cook to win the fourball alliance competition by three strokes on 27-under-par. As her amateur partner, Yorke was equally thrilled to claim a victory on his debut in this event. 22 November 2010 SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Football tournament lures future stars

first_imgThe Cape Town Stadium will host someof the matches of the tournament.(Image: Midfielder Jabulani Ncubeni is expected tofeature in the Amajita side.(Image: CONTACTS• Norman Arendse Safa Cape Town chairman+27 21 637 2232Shamin ChibbaSome of football’s future stars are making their way to the Mother City for the prestigious Cape Town International Soccer Challenge, a tournament featuring the under-20 squads from eight African and South American teams.Amajita, as the South African under-20 is known, will host Brazil, Argentina, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Kenya and Japan. Brazil is the current Fifa U20 World Cup champion, while Nigeria lifted the 2011 African Youth Championship trophy in South Africa.Egypt was initially selected to compete, but after the Port Said Massacre, withdrew from the competition and was replaced by Kenya.The tournament will be held between 24 May and 3 June at the Athlone and Cape Town stadiums.According to South African Football Association (Safa) Cape Town chairman Norman Arendse, the tournament will focus on cementing the legacy from the 2010 World Cup and to contribute to the development of the game in the country.Asked if Brazilian prodigy Neymar will be playing in the tournament, Arendse said he was unsure.“Even if Neymar does not come, there will still be good players on display. We will see the names in this tournament cropping up in the Brazil 2014 World Cup,” he said.Experience will bode SA team wellFormer South African U20 international and Moroka Swallows striker Shaun Haschick is optimistic about Amajita’s chances of progressing in the challenge, as most of its players have professional experience.They are contracted full-time at various professional clubs in the country’s top tier – the Premier Soccer League (PSL). This, said Haschick, is a sure sign that national teams have improved over the years.He added that the 2010 Fifa World Cup gave the local game a major boost and it is evident in the amount of young players in the PSL.The tournament, he said, can help identify quality players as there seems to be a lack of them at the moment.Development neglected in SAThough development is a major focus for the tournament, Arendse acknowledged that very little is being done in South Africa to grow football at grassroots level.“Development is largely neglected. Only elite youngsters are being chosen,” he said.Haschick supported Arendse’s view, saying that youngsters coming through the ranks are not equipped to play at the highest level.He said almost none of the junior national players graduate to the senior side. This is because there is a lack of development structures.“The junior teams are supposed to act as a feeder system so that by the time the youngsters reach the senior team, they have the skills to compete at that level.”Haschick added that other developments such as a reserve league within the PSL will help in nurturing talent.“One reserve league was implemented but fell away. This season they restarted it but it is only in Gauteng,” he said.Learning from other countries’ development strategyHaschick listed a number of issues that he feels impede the growth of the sport. He claimed there are inconsistencies amongst the provinces, too few academies, no access to quality coaching and not enough football in schools.Haschick said players are recruited at least six years later than their European counterparts, who start their footballing education as early as six years of age.“That is why our youngsters are not good at crossing and shooting, because they lack those skills that should be taught at an earlier age.”He believes that South Africa can learn from Brazil, which produces quality players regularly but is similarly developed both economically and socially.Young Brazilians begin their footballing education on the futsal court and only after 12 years of age do they play on the field.“In futsal you learn to play with limited space, with quicker feet and quicker passing. A player develops a unique vision on the court,” said Haschick.About the Cape Town ChallengeThe tournament originally began with four teams in 2010 as a test for the World Cup staged in South Africa in the same year. Its first participants were South Africa – the then African Youth and Fifa U20 World Cup champions – Ghana, Brazil and Nigeria.Arendse said the organisers are looking to structure future tournaments according to the eight-team Fifa Confederations Cup format. This means winners from the six confederations will be invited as well as a World Cup winner and the host nation.The tournament will be broadcast on the SuperSport channel on DSTV.last_img read more

New Motorola Moto G review: Pure Android for less than Rs 15,000

first_imgMotorola launched the original Moto G in India in February this year. With its unbeatable price and performance ratio, it proved to be an instant hit. Flipkart, the only retailer authorised to sell Moto phones in India, had trouble keeping it in stock.And then the phone market changed. Newer devices like Asus ZenFone appeared. Xiaomi entered India in July with the Mi 3, which had a price similar to that of the Moto G. Result was that the Moto G lost some of its appeal.Motorola is now back with the new version of the Moto G. It is also called Moto G though the product box does specify that it is a 2nd gen device. To keep it simple, we will call it the Moto G (2nd gen).  The idea behind the Moto G (2nd gen) is to fix some of the shortcomings that the original one had. It is supposed to be faster, bigger and better Moto G. But is it enough to help Motorola win back some of the mojo it has lost to Xiaomi and Asus in the Indian market? We find it out.Look and feelIf you have seen the original Moto G, you will instantly recognise the new one as a classic Moto phone. The Moto G (2nd gen) shares the design and style with the original one. The big difference, literally, is the size. The Moto G (2nd gen) has a 5-inch screen compared to 4.5-inch in the original phone. But Motorola has been careful while putting the big screen in the device. The newer one is slimmer – to be precise by 0.6mm – and has much thinner bezels. The weight has gone up but by just 6 grams.The original Moto G had a very compact form factor. And even though the new one is bigger, we get the same feel with it when we hold it. The design, as we said, is the same, which is a good thing because ergonomically the rounded edges and gently curved back work really well. The Moto G (2nd gen) fits well in the hand. Even the single hand use is possible unless you have very small hands.advertisementThe build quality, we feel, has gone up compared to the original Moto G. The Moto G (2nd gen) has better finishing. The screen fits the plastic shell seamlessly, the metal buttons feel snug and the back cover, which can be popped out to access slots for SIM cards and SD cards (but not battery), fits the device impeccably. Overall, the device has been put together well. On the back cover, Motorola has used a rubber coating that makes it smooth to touch and impervious to oily fingerprints.Screen qualityAs we noted earlier, the Moto G (2nd gen) has a bigger screen. Although the 720P resolution remains the same in both the device, yet the pixel density has gone down in the newer version. But in day-to-day use, this is something that doesn’t make much difference. The text looks adequately sharp on the Moto G (2nd gen) screen.In terms of showing colours, the Moto G (2nd gen) screen is the best you can get in a phone that costs less than Rs 15,000. The colours look punchy and vibrant on it. There is no colour banding. The viewing angles too are good and if you move the phone or tilt your head while watching a movie on it, the colours don’t change all that much.Unfortunately, there is one thing that holds back the screen — level of brightness. For indoor use the brightness is adequate, especially if you turn off the auto brightness settings. But during outdoor use the lack of brightness makes the screen reflective. This makes it difficult to read something like a news article on the Moto G (2nd gen) when you are outside in sunlight.Overall, despite the brightness issues, we like the screen on the Moto G (2nd gen). It shows much better colours than what other phones in this price range can manage and that makes a big difference to the user experience.SoftwareLike other Moto phones, the Moto G (2nd gen) runs the stock version of Android. To be precise, it runs the Android 4.4.4, which is the latest and greatest version of Android.The user interface is completely stock, which is good because that is how we like our Moto phones. The stock Android looks good and has user interface elements that keep everything simple. There are no flashy animations here similar to what you get with user interface like MiUI found in Xiaomi phones. And there are no unwanted features, similar to what found in TouchWiz user interface that is a part of Samsung Galaxy phones.advertisementIn terms of software customisation, it has added a few apps created by Motorola. For example, Assist helps you while you go through your day by automatically muting your phone when you are in (or supposed to be in) a meeting. Alert can contact your family or friends in case you need assistance. Migrate can help you move data from your old phone to the Moto G (2nd gen).CameraOther than the screen, camera is another component in the Moto G (2nd gen) that has been given a significant update compared to the original Moto G phone. At least on paper. The rear camera now shoots images in 8-megapixel, though the video recording is still limited to 720P.Seeing in the context of current standards, the camera performance is average. The Moto G (2nd gen) shoots images that have good and punchy colours but the details are missing. Even bigger problem is the presence of noise. Even images shot in good light show some noise. Images taken in low lights, not surprisingly, has a lot of noise or grain.The videos are shot at 720P. They have good enough resolution and clarity to be used on social media sites but the issues that affect images – lack of details, noise – affect the videos too.That said, see it in the context. The Moto G (2nd gen) has a rear camera that matches the camera performance of 2013 phones like the Galaxy Grand 2 that would cost over Rs 20,000. So it can definitely capture images that you will love to share on websites like Facebook. But we are no longer in 2013. We are in the middle of 2014 and Xolo 8X-1000, which costs around Rs 1,000 more than the Moto G (2nd gen), has much better camera performance.The 2-megapixel front camera is good for video chats and occasional selfies.Talking of camera performance, it is time we say some words about the camera app in the Moto G (2nd gen). Unlike most other camera apps, in this app you click photos not by tapping an onscreen shutter button but by tapping anywhere on the camera screen. Now if that is how you click photos, how do you change the focus point? That is done by gently holding the square around the focus point and dragging it to the new focus point. But it is a hit and miss. Half of the time when we tried moving the square, we ended up clicking the out-of-focus picture.The only good bit about this whole ‘square method’ is that once you change the focus point, the camera app also changes the metering depending on the light at the new focus point. This gives you more usable images, that is if you can successfully change the focus point in the first place.Hardware and performanceThe Moto G (2nd gen) has exactly the same core hardware that was inside the original Moto G phone. This means it uses a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor running at 1.2GHz and 1GB RAM. The graphics chip is Adreno 305.advertisementIn India, only the 16GB version of the Moto G is available. Unlike the previous version, this time Motorola has given users freedom to expand their memory by adding an external microSD card slot to add up to 32GB memory.The similar hardware means it clocks similar scores in benchmarks. In GFXBench, a benchmark by Kishonti that measures graphics performance, the Moto G (2nd gen) scores 319 points in T-Rex (offscreen) compared to 323 points that the original one gets. In Basemark OS, the score is 503 points compared to 508 scored by the original Moto G.The performance too is almost the same, though due to some more software optimisation, the Moto G (2nd gen) feels just a little bit faster than the Moto G.In day-to-day use, the Moto G (2nd gen) feels like a capable phone, which won’t slow you down. It is snappy and as you use it, there is no lag. Apps open in seconds, web browsing is smooth and GPS locks fast and maintains the lock while a user navigates to his or her destination. The phone can play 1080P movies in most of the common formats, including MP4.When it comes to gaming, the Moto G (2nd gen) handles casual games like Candy Crush and Angry Birds with ease. The more demanding games like Dead Trigger, however, have to be run at reduced graphics settings.The Moto G (2nd gen) also sports stereo speakers compared to the single speaker on the original Moto G. These speakers sound full although they are not very loud. But if you are not in a noisy room, they would do the job if you want to watch a Youtube video. When used with a headphone, the Moto G (2nd gen) delivers impressively rich and clean audio output considering its low price.The quality of sound during calls is very good. The voice sounds full and distortion free. The signal performance too is impressive and we did not see dropped calls while using the device.Battery life is above average but not as good as the battery life of the original Moto G. When used with 3G, the Moto G (2nd gen) lasts around 14 hours with medium to heavy use. If you don’t have too many emails and social media accounts connected to the phone, you will get even better battery life.   Should you buy it?Yes, absolutely. That is if you are looking to buy a smartphone with a budget of less than Rs 15,000. We know the Xiaomi Mi 3 is a better phone than the new Moto G. But that is no longer available.Among the phones that are available in the Indian market, the Moto G (2nd gen) is a safe and reliable bet if you are looking to spend less than Rs 15,000 on your new phone. It doesn’t have a flashy design or a gazillion features. It uses hardware that is rather old now. But overall it still offers an Android experience that is smooth and polished. And experience is what matters.Look and Feel – 7.5/10Screen – 7.5/10Camera – 7/10Software 8/10Hardware – 7/10Battery – 7/10Call quality – 8/10Value – 8/ rating – 8/10last_img read more

SD County unemployment rate remains lower than state and country average

first_img Posted: January 19, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego County unemployment rate remained steady at 3.3 percent between November and December despite a loss of 3,500 jobsThe puts the region’s unemployment rate below that of the state, 4.2 percent, and the country, 3.9 percent, during the same period. The figure is below the state estimate made one year ago, which projected unemployment would be at 4.1 percent in December, according to state Employment Development Department data.The county’s educational and health services sectors lost 2,400 jobs between November and December, the region’s greatest decline during that period. Other major losses occurred in the construction and services industries, according to the EDD.Growth occurred in leisure and hospitality over the month, adding 1,100 jobs. The growth occurred primarily in restaurants, food service and bars.Between December 2016 and December 2017, total non-farm employment grew by 1.5 percent. Agricultural employment decreased by 100 jobs.The largest increase came in the leisure and hospitality sectors, which added 4,900 jobs, according to the state. KUSI Newsroom, SD County unemployment rate remains lower than state and country average KUSI Newsroom January 19, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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