Tag Archives: covid pandemic

Researchers call for use of taxation, education and subsidies to encourage better eating habits

Imagine if the true cost to society of the food you buy at the grocery store was built right into the price of each product. Anything with added sugar would cost a lot more, according to University of Alberta researchers in a new study in The Canadian Journal of Public …

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New grant for South Africa is a done deal – and you’ll foot the bill: analyst

In 2020, the South African government introduced a Social Distress Relief (SRD) grant of R350 to provide support to those who were particularly vulnerable to the impacts of the Covid pandemic. With many South Africans becoming dependent on this subsidy, the writing is on the wall for the state, says …

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Commonwealth Magazine

EARLY CHILDHOOD IN MASSACHUSETTS education system is unaffordable and inaccessible to too many families, and it will cost about $1.5 billion a year to improve it, according to a report released Monday byspecial legislative committee examining the economics of early childhood education and care. The commission, led by education committee …

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Volunteers conduct a homeless count in Texarkana | Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas — For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, volunteers from the Texarkana “Point in Time” Homeless Count interviewed people living outdoors and asked them a series of questions. Last year, counting was by observation only. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development requires all homeless …

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The 1st public health insurance plan in the United States struggles to gain ground

With prospects for the U.S. adopting a single-payer “Medicare for All” program dim, proponents of health care reform have instead turned to a government-designed insurance plan that could compete with private insurance plans sold on health care exchanges. The idea behind this “public option” is that it could ultimately expand …

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Oxfam’s reaction to the outcome of the AU-EU summit on special drawing rights – World

Today, EU countries present at the AU-EU summit have not made concrete commitments to reallocate their share of special drawing rights (SDRs) to low- and middle-income countries. Instead, they simply reiterated the broad voluntary commitment made at the G20 last year. In response, Jeroen Kwakkenbos, Oxfam’s EU aid expert, said: …

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Historic funding could transform gun violence prevention efforts. But can smaller groups take it over? | American crime

FFor years, local gun violence prevention programs have struggled to secure long-term funding. The people who care for students on and off US school campuses, sit at the bedside of gunshot wound survivors and hug the families of homicide victims, are rarely paid with dedicated public money. Instead, many groups …

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Muntinlupa LGU grants loans to 200 ‘Muntipreneurs’

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi leads a handover ceremony of loan aid amounting to P4,374,000 for 200 beneficiaries of Tulong Negosyo at Muntinlupa Town Hall. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO The local government of Muntinlupa continues to provide zero-interest loan assistance to micro-entrepreneurs and MSMEs dubbed “Muntipreneurs” in a bid to revive the local economy …

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Lancaster County offers to cancel loans in attempt to lure nurses to mental health crisis center | local government

Nursing is facing a perfect storm of factors that, taken all together, could leave the world short of nearly 5.7 million nurses by 2030, according to Becker’s Hospital Review forecast. In America, the driving factors of this shortage include the baby boomer generation reaching retirement age, an increased need for …

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Dominguez points to role of tax advisers in increased government borrowing

FINANCIAL SECRETARY CARLOS G. DOMINGUEZ III The effective value-added tax (VAT) tax rate in 2021 was significantly lower than the posted rate of 12%, reflecting tax avoidance strategies provided by tax advisers, said Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III. He said in a statement on Thursday that reduced tax revenues …

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Housing remains a priority for Nelson MP

Housing remains the biggest problem in Nelson’s electorate, says MP Rachel Boyack. “Absolutely No. 1,” she said in an interview with Things before a speech on Wednesday evening at the Rotary Club of Nelson West. An increase in the number of social housing units would help. The Nelson Tasman Housing …

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Kelly and the legislature are battling economic and political forces over a $4 billion development project

TOPEKA — Time is running out on the Kansas Legislature’s consideration of an extraordinary economic development incentive plan recommended by Governor Laura Kelly to improve prospects for landing a major manufacturer expected to inject 2.5 billions of dollars per year in the state’s economy. Kansas survived a review process that …

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Holyoke distributes $400,000 in federal rescue funds to businesses

HOLYOKE — Like many businesses, Holyoke Craft Beer has had to improvise during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many. “It was a wild ride, like a roller coaster,” owner Mike Pratt said with a laugh Friday. When the coronavirus first arrived in the spring of 2020, the brewery had to shut down …

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Yes, offer grants to private schools for transition CBC

A new CBC classroom at Ruiga Girls High School in Meru which was inaugurated by Ministry of Education Human Resources Officer Paul Kagira. [Phares Mutembei, Standard] The implementation of competency-based curriculum (CBC) has weathered many storms since it was introduced to replace the old 8-4-4 education system. This was expected, …

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Palm Bay man sentenced to five years in federal prison for COVID relief fraud and tax evasion | USAO-MDFL

Orlando, Fla. – U.S. District Judge Anne C. Conway today sentenced Johnson W. Eustache to five years in federal prison for wire fraud and aiding and abetting in the preparation of false tax returns. The court also ordered Eustache to forfeit approximately $700,000 seized from multiple bank accounts, as well …

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Implementation of CBN’s COVID-19 interventions fall short of expectations – MAN

Posted January 18, 2022 The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria says the implementation of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Covid-19 response funds and other similar federal government initiatives has failed to meet its expectations. It said the various credit facilities and supports reserved for its members as a result of the …

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India and Sri Lanka review progress in providing loans worth $1.5 billion | Latest India News

NEW DELHI: India and Sri Lanka on Saturday reviewed progress in providing loans worth a total of $1.5 billion to the island nation for emergency purchases of food, medicine and supplies. fuel to overcome an economic crisis. The matter featured in a virtual meeting between Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and …

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Knoxville man sentenced to prison for defrauding COVID-19 economic relief programs | USAO-EDTN

Knoxville, Tenn. – On January 13, 2022, James Waylon Howell, 39, of Knoxville was sentenced to 18 months in prison by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee in Knoxville. Howell pleaded guilty to committing more than $150,000 in fraud …

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The three years of the PTI government, an economic success: Prime Minister Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that the country was producing 25,000 tonnes of urea per day, which was enough to meet the country’s needs, warning that those involved in creating man-made shortages would be treated severely. He was chairing a meeting to review the demand and supply …

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US donates $ 1.5 billion to help provide school meals during supply chain crisis

By Christopher Walljasper CHICAGO (Reuters) – The United States Department of Agriculture is providing up to $ 1.5 billion to help school lunch programs overcome the supply chain crisis, the Agriculture Secretary said on Friday, Tom Vilsack. Purchasing large amounts of food has become difficult due to delays in shipments, …

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She used COVID loans for plastic surgery: Federal government

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Four Parkes County Organizations To Benefit From Federal Volunteer Grant Program | Champion-Post Parkes

Four Parkes Shire volunteer organizations received a welcome boost, with the announcement of federal government funding. Riverina MP Michael McCormack announced that the four organizations will receive grants to support the vital work they do for the community through the government’s 2021 Volunteer Grant opportunity. In Parkes, Neighborhood Central will …

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The ‘hero pays’ for work in pandemic still debated by states and cities

HARTFORD, Connecticut – When the US government allowed the self-styled hero to pay for frontline workers as a possible use of the pandemic relief money, he suggested occupations that might be eligible, farm laborers and staff from babysitting to janitors and truck drivers. State and local governments have scrambled to …

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Federal government announces $ 10 million grant to Colorado for travel, tourism and outdoor recreation

THROUGH FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENT JOURNALIST On November 8, the United States Department of Commerce announced that Colorado had received $ 9,683,928 to accelerate travel, tourism and outdoor recreation. The grant aims to help businesses in these sectors recover from the impactful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationally, grants totaling $ 314 …

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Late bill causes more pain and unnecessary suffering

Government grants awarded before the close of applications. Majority of high value grants awarded through “closed, non-competitive processes”. More than half of grants for rural Australia go to cities (“55% of regional grants go to big cities”, October 20). Voters’ anger at sports and the suburban parking lot campaign has …

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Arkansas community groups selected for $ 5.2 million federal Covid-19 relief for after-school and summer youth programs

Forty-four of Arkansas’ after-school, summer and extended-year learning programs are new grant recipients totaling $ 5.2 million to help students catch up on the academic learning missed due to the covid-19 pandemic. The Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Arkansas State University Out-of-School Network Initiative recently announced …

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Grants Fund Cornell AES Work to Improve Lives in NYS

New USDA grants will fund research through Cornell aimed at improving the economy, food supply and well-being of New York State, helping communities deal with the trauma of the COVID pandemic -19 exploring the impact of labor shortages on farms. The 52 Cornell projects that were funded with a total …

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Apprenticeship in China: new incentives for vocational training

In June, new incentives were launched by several government authorities to encourage companies to launch training and apprenticeship programs in China to upgrade the country’s workforce, deemed necessary to build advanced manufacturing capabilities. and high-tech innovation. China has released new incentives to encourage companies to set up apprenticeship programs, as …

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Stanislaus County announces new round of nonprofit grants

Stanislaus County is once again partnering with the Stanislaus Community Foundation to support local non-profit organizations. On August 31, a total of $ 1 million in CARES Act coronavirus relief funds were approved by the Board of Supervisors to help essential nonprofit work, with priority given to nonprofits. who have …

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Delray Beach Man Convicted of Bank Fraud, Misrepresentation, and Aggravated Identity Theft Involving COVID-19 Relief Programs | USAO-NDFL

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA –A federal jury in Gainesville convicted Jeremie Saintvil, 46, of Delray Beach, Fla., Of bank fraud, misrepresentation to a federally insured financial institution, aggravated identity theft and misrepresentation to a federal agency. The guilty verdict, handed down Friday night after an eight-day trial, was announced by Jason R. …

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US pledges $ 10 billion to boost UN food initiative

The United States of America has pledged $ 10 billion to end hunger and poverty, ensure gender equality and limit the climate crisis, strengthening the United Nations initiative to improve global food systems. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the fund at the first United Nations Food Systems Summit …

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New Hanover County, City of Wilmington, and Chamber of Commerce Announce 192 Grants for Businesses Affected by COVID-19 – Communications and Outreach – Communications and Outreach

New Hanover County, City of Wilmington, and Chamber of Commerce announce 192 grants for businesses affected by COVID-19 New Hanover County and City of Wilmington provide funding of $ 4,212,112 for Hospitality, Retail and Services Grant NEW HANOVER COUNTY, North Carolina – The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has approved 192 …

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5 options for your money before student loan payments resume

This article provides information for educational purposes. NerdWallet does not offer any advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend specific investments, including stocks, securities, or cryptocurrencies. The Biden administration has extended the federal student loan payment hiatus one last time, meaning borrowers won’t owe money or accumulate interest until …

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Advisors discuss plans for federal COVID relief funds

During a Thursday morning workshop of the Roswell City Council Finance Committee, Councilor Margaret Kennard, left, does some math while Councilor Jeanine Best takes a closer look at a list of proposed projects for the $ 11.7 million dollars that the city will receive from the federal American Rescue Plan …

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Rockland firefighters plead for pandemic compensation

Rockland firefighters / emergency medical technicians responded to more than 2,000 calls, including 300 suspected cases of COVID-19, during the pandemic. But in all that time, the teams never changed their schedules, worked from home or strayed from the path of serving and protecting this community, the president of the …

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How PPP Loans Helped Lane County Nonprofits

From providing essential community relief to planning for various scenarios to keep the Olympic trials going, federal loans have helped nonprofits continue their key work during the coronavirus pandemic. Between April 2020 and May 2021, $ 868.6 million entered Lane County from the Federal Paycheck Protection Program, which aimed to …

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$ 980 million in WB loans ready for use

Three World Bank (WB) loans with a total value of $ 980 million that the Washington-based multilateral lender approved last month can be used from next month when they go into effect to support projects of development in the Philippines. The International Finance Group of the Department of Finance (DOF) …

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Editorial: Time for a New Federal Writers Project

There’s no denying that America has taken it in the teeth with the COVID-19 pandemic and associated financial crisis, a one-two combination that has had disproportionate impacts. And it has had particularly dire consequences for journalism, adding to the tensions over a business model that relies on advertising and readers …

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Grant helps build community | The young witness

A Murrumburrah-Harden organization says it will be able to provide improved services to its clients with the approval of a grant from the federal government’s Stronger Communities (SCP) program. Deputy Premier and Riverina MP Michael McCormack said Murrumburrah-Harden Flexible Care Services Inc would receive $ 13,500 to help it renovate …

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SBA mistakenly denies pandemic relief loans

The Small Business Administration mistakenly denied grants to small business owners, claiming they are dead, owe taxes and child support, or are not Americans. GASTON COUNTY, North Carolina – The federal government urged small business owners to apply for grants in the event of the COVID-19 pandemic, but then falsely …

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Cambodia: Containment measures hit low-income families hard

(Bangkok) – The Cambodian government should urgently address the economic and social impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, which are disproportionately harming Cambodia’s low-income population, Human Rights Watch said today. The recent severe closures have particularly affected the impoverished or unemployed. On May 11, 2021, the government introduced a “emergency social …

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Seniors’ housing in central Alberta to receive nearly $ 32 million in government grants – Red Deer Advocate

Seniors housing in Red Deer and central Alberta will benefit from a government investment of almost $ 32 million in infrastructure. The federal and provincial governments are supporting infrastructure projects in Alberta through two grant programs: the Government of Canada’s $ 25.6 million through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Fund and …

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Biden’s budget includes increase in health grants

An ACA premium tax credit subsidy is supposed to keep what a consumer pays in cash for health coverage at a certain percentage of the consumer’s “modified adjusted gross income” or MAGI. (Photo: Shutterstock) President Joe Biden has proposed a budget for fiscal year 2022 that could make the current …

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IRS issues must-have COBRA guidelines – Employment and HR

To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. On May 18, 2021, the IRS provided much-needed advice to employers on how to implement the COBRA premium subsidy provisions under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Notice 2021-31 includes over seven dozen questions and answers, which cover topics such …

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China sees robust fund activity from January to April

BEIJING: The Chinese central government provided over 2.5 trillion yuan (US $ 389 billion or RM 1.6 trillion) in budget funds directly funneled to primary level governments in the first four months through of a standardized transfer mechanism to support employment, basic needs of the population and market entities, officials …

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Wanted: A Resilience Czar for the US Government

Everyone knows the “black swans” – extreme and one-off events that are impossible to predict. Think of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that started World War I or the stock market crash of 1987, which set a record for one-day price cuts. But what about the risks that surround …

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How Ford burned $ 12 billion in Brazil

SAO PAULO – A century ago, Henry Ford came to Brazil and established the city of Fordlandia, hoping to become an Amazonian rubber baron, but retreated into the red. Today, the automaker he founded is once again licking his Brazilian wounds, having abandoned production in the tough market after burning …

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Hempstead teachers, along with supporters, rally for raise

Hempstead School District teachers and supporters rallied outside headquarters on Monday to urge Acting Superintendent Regina Armstrong to negotiate a contract that would align teachers’ salaries with those of neighboring districts. Hempstead Classroom Teachers Association president Nicole Brown said her members haven’t had a raise since 2010 and their contracts …

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New funding opportunities and Biden’s policy proposals for healthcare

The continued efforts to increase funding for COVID-19 relief, along with the Biden administration’s ambitious policy agenda, have sparked a wave of change impacting the healthcare landscape. This GT Alert contains notable updates, including unprecedented funding opportunities and healthcare budget proposals. Plan of American families On April 28, 2021, President …

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NJ man’s ‘COVID taste test’ goes viral on TikTok

No matter what Russell donnelly tried – beer, coffee, cinnamon – had the same problem. He couldn’t taste (or smell) anything. Knowing full well that this is one of the symptoms of COVID-19, the Jersey City resident decided to get tested. About 20 minutes after taking a rapid test at …

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Why the precious secrets of your genetic code are threatened

In this opinion piece, Robert Champ, Anthony W. Orlando, and Arnold J. Rosoff argue that the Biden administration should make DNA privacy a top priority. Field is professor of law and public health at Drexel University; Orlando is an assistant professor of finance, real estate, and law at California State …

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