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Young: Not passing another relief bill could be costlier in the long run

first_img Facebook Young: Not passing another relief bill could be costlier in the long run Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter WhatsApp By Network Indiana – August 7, 2020 1 468 Pinterest (Photo supplied/U.S. Senator Todd Young) The price of doing nothing, and not passing another coronavirus relief bill, could be way more costly than the possible price tag of what has been proposed so far, said Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.). He said people who are fiscally conservative should be looking at those long-term costs.“Fiscally conservative people need to contemplate the cost of doing nothing,” said Young, by phone from DC. “What is the cost of the barber shop from down the road going out of business? Well, a number of barbers and the owner will be on public assistance. What is the cost of an entire manufacturing operation going out of business? Well, it’s long-term unemployment. It’s disability insurance. It’s food stamps.”One of the hang-ups in negotiations is the price of the bill, which is a problem for Young’s fellow senator and fellow Republican, Mike Braun.“I know this is a difficult thing for conservatives to ask themselves, but are you truly a conservative if you support voting no on something that will keep somebody off public assistance?” asked Young. “We don’t want to be penny wise and pound foolish. We need to make the necessary investments now, whatever the sticker price may seem to be.”Young prioritized what Republicans want in the bill. He said first is liability protections for businesses, so they can’t be sued easily if people get coronavirus by working or shopping there. He said making sure schools can make it safe for kids to go back to school is next.The third point is helping hardest-hit businesses. Young said his RESTART Act will help with that. He said half of the Senate have signed on as co-sponsors.“That will provide long-term working capital loans to help out our restaurants and our boutiques, manufacturing operations, these businesses that have to survive the pandemic because they are engines of our economy.”Young said the Act is part of some fierce negotiations in which both Ds and Rs are playing hardball.“I do believe that (House Speaker ) Nancy Pelosi has calculated that she will benefit from the chaos that might emerge if we don’t end up passing a bill,” he said, “then she’ll end up pushing through her Green New Deal, higher taxes, significantly higher spending.”Young said he believes the president’s threat to take executive action to push out some sort of relief action, is a way to put pressure on both sides.“He wants to apply pressure to both sides, that is the administration and the treasury secretary on one side and Nancy Pelosi on the other, to come to terms and find a deal, and I agree with the president.”Young said he believes whatever bill may come out of the negotiations would contain more “stimulus ” payments for people. Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleMishawaka distributing e-learning devices to studentsNext articleHow to say no when you’re stressed out or frustrated with life Network Indiana Facebook Google+last_img read more

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‘Tis the Season to Help Meet All Of Your Customers’ Data Protection Needs — and Rev Up High-Margin Sales in 2018

first_imgAs a highly qualified Dell EMC channel partner, you’ve earned the trust and confidence of your customers that you can deliver powerful IT solutions that can help transform their enterprise performance and organizational productivity. As we head into 2018, we want to help you help them even more by transforming their total data protection in ways we think our competitors cannot match — all along the data protection continuum, including data replication, snapshot, backup and archive.That’s why we’ve launched a major marketing campaign on our Partner Portal around the comprehensive Dell EMC Data Protection portfolio. We think it’s a campaign that leaves nothing to chance. We have the Dell EMC products you need to help fulfill the demand our marketing and promotion materials will help you generate.We offer Data Protection Storage of all types and capacities, plus Data Protection Software to match. Together, these offer you plenty of ways to tailor solutions to help meet your customers’ most demanding needs, whatever their production and archive environments might require.With the Dell EMC Data Protection portfolio, you can help your customers gain:Reduced costs – Our solutions can lower costs by up to 88 percent compared to traditional approaches.[1] And their cost-effectiveness can apply wherever their data resides, whether on-premises, in the cloud or some combination of these models.Extreme performance – With automation across the entire VMware protection stack, plus best-in-class performance and data efficiency, your customers need up to 72 times less storage capacity and up to 98 percent less network usage.[2] Those economies notwithstanding, they can achieve up to 20 times faster backups[3] and up to 10 times faster recoveries for mission-critical appsOptimal scalability – Optional Data Domain Cloud Tier software, for example, expands 50 PB of local logical capacity to 150 PB to support long-term retention requirements.A recent addition to the portfolio is Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA), which we introduced this past May. It’s a convenient, all-in-one data protection solution that comes pre-integrated, fully converged with flash storage, software, search and analytics capabilities packed into one powerful rack appliance. Plus, with the IDPA, coverage can seamlessly extend to the cloud, with native cloud-tiering for long-term retention to private or public cloud.In fact, the Dell EMC IDPA can deliver total data protection up to 10 times[4] faster than the time it’d take to protect your data with traditional, build-your-own-data-protection alternatives. And it provides 20 percent[5] faster performance than the closest competition. It’s an efficient and cost-effective way to help your customers protect, grow and transform their businesses. With such compelling economics, it should be an easy sell.And to help you open doors to make those sales, we’ve posted all kinds of educational and selling resources to our Data Protection Partner Portal. There, you’ll find the Dell EMC Data Protection Campaign messaging and Activation Pack to jump-start your marketing and sales efforts. There are also sales plays, handouts and special offers and promotions. Of course, be sure to visit our Partner Advantage Program to see what lucrative incentives we’ve put in place to really help supercharge your motivation to sell.Take a minute to learn more about the many lucrative data protection opportunities you’ll find just about everywhere you look by checking out these short videos:“Be a hero with Dell EMC Data Protection – Part 1”“Be a hero with Dell EMC Data Protection – Part 2”________________________________________________________________[1] ESG White Paper, “Economic Value of In-cloud Data Protection with Dell EMC Data Protection Software,” June 2017. Compared to competitor running EC2 and EBS. Actual cost-savings will vary.[2] Based on Dell EMC internal analysis, July 2017.[3] Based on Dell EMC internal testing, July 2016 compared to traditional backup.[4] Based on Dell EMC internal testing, July 2016 compared to traditional backup.[5] Based on Dell EMC internal testing, July 2016 compared to traditional backup.last_img read more

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Forestry/Fisheries Training

first_imgSouth Georgia foresters and landowners connected to the $600 million per year forestry industry will now receive better guidance from University of Georgia Extension agents thanks to a recently held UGA forestry and fisheries management training course. The UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources collaborated with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to present the two-day training, held Sept. 25-26 in Tifton. The course served as a training guide for agents who receive daily calls from landowners and timber producers trying to enhance timber production. David Moorhead, professor of silviculture — the branch of forestry charged with the development and care of forests — at the Warnell School, said UGA Extension agents most often field calls from landowners concerned about dying trees and planting new ones.“For the forestry side, we’re looking at forest health issues. [Landowners] have questions about herbicide use for planted pines. Lots of questions come in for management of ponds and fisheries, too,” Moorhead said.Moorhead, who also co-directs the UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health in Tifton, was one of six instructors who taught the 41 south Georgia agents in attendance. A similar training session will be held for north Georgia agents in the near future.Fellow UGA Warnell School professors Jay Shelton, Kris Irwin, David Dickens and Ben Jackson joined Moorhead in the training sessions, as did Gary Burtle, an associate professor in CAES’s Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences on the Tifton campus, who helped address fisheries management.Forestry and related products generated $609 million in 2012, with 86 percent of that revenue coming from timber production, according to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development.“Pulp prices, especially, have been much better over the last year and a half. We’ve got a lot of people that have been out there thinning their pine stands,” said Ronnie Barentine, UGA Extension county coordinator and agricultural and natural resources agent for Dooly County. “Having that knowledge and going out there and helping a landowner determine when it’s the best time to thin out their timber is a really good part of that training.”According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, there are 500,000 acres of fishing impoundments in Georgia. To better meet landowners’ needs, Irwin said Extension agents must understand landowners’ objectives in managing their local ponds.“Do they want trophy bass? Do they want to catch bluegill? How does the landowner envision a successful fishing trip? From there, they can begin to develop a management strategy that will produce those results,” Irwin said.Proper pond management involves more than just walking up to and looking at a pond, he continued.“You’ve got to do multiple things: electrofishing and seining to evaluate fish, evaluating water quality, talking with landowners and finding out the history of the stocking of the pond,” Irwin said. “It’s important for agents to understand it is a complex system. You can’t just look at a few of the variables. You have to gather a lot of information.”Pond management also involves the identification and treatment of aquatic weeds, a regular part of Thomas County agriculture and natural resources agent Andrew Sawyer’s daily tasks.“We’re always identifying weeds in the pond, and we’re always looking at weed control options,” Sawyer said.To receive free forestry and fishery related advice, contact your local UGA Extension office by calling 1-800-ASK-UGA1.last_img read more

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7 benefits of improving your credit score this year

first_imgby: Brian O’ConnellNo doubt about it, having good credit keeps more money in your pocket and gives less to banks, credit card firms and other creditors. Even so, many Americans don’t know their own credit scores, and that can be a big omission for consumers who otherwise could be benefitting from good credit. A 2013 survey from the Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore Solutions found 40 percent of U.S. adults don’t know credit card issuers and mortgage lenders base credit decisions on consumer credit scores.The moral of the story? Don’t let that happen to you. Knowing your credit score is an all-important first step in establishing good credit, and having good credit means enjoying the following seven personal financial benefits.7 Reasons It Pays to Have Good Credit1. You’ll get speedier loan approvalsHaving great credit means getting loan and credit approvals faster. Once retailers, financial institutions and other creditors see your solid credit, you’ll get approvals for loans and credit instantly, in many cases. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Willian completes Arsenal medical ahead of transfer from Chelsea

first_imgWillian completes Arsenal medical ahead of transfer from Chelsea Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 10 Aug 2020 4:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.3kShares Willian will sign a three-year deal with Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Willian will become Arsenal’s first signing of the summer as Arteta seeks to revamp his Gunners squad.AdvertisementAdvertisementA raft of players are up for sale at the club this summer, including Sead Kolasinac, Rob Holding, Mesut Ozil, Matteo Guendouzi and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.Arteta has been told he has to sell before he can buy, hence the move for Willian on a free transfer.The Gunners are willing to compensate Ozil for getting him off the wage bill as the German is the club’s highest earner by some margin, on a weekly salary of £350,000-a-week.MORE: Borussia Dortmund chief tells Manchester United that Jadon Sancho will not be sold Comment Advertisement Willian will join Arsenal this week (Picture: Getty)Arsenal expect to complete a deal for Willian this week after the winger completed a medical at the club on Monday.The Brazilian announced his departure from Chelsea on Sunday by releasing a statement confirming his exit after seven years in west London.The 32-year-old wanted a three-year deal to extend his stay with the Blues but Chelsea refused to meet his demands and stuck to their two-year offer.Willian therefore decided to leave and Arsenal were willing to give him the three-year deal he craves, albeit on slightly less than his £120,000-a-week salary at Stamford Bridge. ADVERTISEMENTThe free agent underwent his medical in north London this morning according to the Evening Standard ahead of completing his move to the Gunners. last_img read more

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Sprawling home with ocean views brings in top dollar at auction

first_imgMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Inside 6 Alverna Close, Wynnum.Two registered bidders took part in the auction of the 2045sq m property with a local buyer securing the home. “The new owners are local owner-occupiers who have lived in Wynnum all their lives. They loved the size of the property and its uniqueness,” Mr Lordi said. “They were going to build something like it in the local area but decided to buy instead of waiting the 12 months for something to be built.“The vendors built the home nine years ago. They were selling to downsize and they were absolutely over the moon with the sale.” The home at 6 Alverna Close, Wynnum, sold at auction.AN executive home with pool, tennis court and ocean views has taken out the title of Wynnum’s highest residential sale in more than three years. The five-bedroom property at 6 Alverna Close sold at auction for $2.35 million earlier this month.Marketing agents Joseph Lordi and Edward Vallis, of Sotheby’s Ascot, said the sale was Wynnum’s only $2 million residential transaction this year.“We had an absolute abundance of interest and through the Sotheby’s network we attracted a couple of international expats looking to buy back into the bayside suburbs,” Mr Lordi said. Inside 6 Alverna Close, Wynnum.Mr Lordi said Wynnum was offering high end buyers more bang for their buck than neighbouring Manly. “From the buyers we had through the door (of 6 Alverna Close) there is demand for properties of this calibre in the area,” he said. The sale price of 6 Alverna Close is the third highest ever achieved in the bayside suburb behind 12 Alverna Close, which sold for $2.44 million in February 2014, and 195 Bay Terrace, which sold for $2.4 million in October 2014.last_img read more

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Asset management roundup: BNPP partners with SME loan originator

first_imgBNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has entered into a strategic partnership with CODE Investing, an alternative finance platform, to boost the French investment group’s ability to invest in loans to small and medium-sized businesses.BNPP AM will now be able to tap into loan opportunities through CODE, which is the UK’s institutional marketplace for small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) debt.The arrangement with CODE, which originates loans, will provide the asset manager with direct lending access to unsecured SME loans of between £500,000 and £5m.“Given the structural shift in the way that SMEs access financing, we are very pleased to have entered into a partnership with CODE Investing as part of the development of our SME alternative financing franchise,” said Stephane Blanchoz, head of SME alternative financing at BNPP AM. “As BNPP AM expands its SME lending capability in the UK and in continental Europe, the partnership will be key in originating loans to enable us to provide clients with an attractive investment offering.”Ayan Mitra, CEO and founder of CODE Investing, said: “CODE aims to deliver a more streamlined, certain and user-friendly experience to SMEs in search of growth capital. With our emphasis on institutional – rather than retail – lenders, we believe CODE’s marketplace will ultimately be able to provide SMEs with an aggregate view of financing available to them in the market.”In a separate move, BNPP AM has signed up to a code of transparency sponsored by the UK’s Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).Introduced in May 2017 by the LGPS’s scheme advisory board, the code is designed to increase transparency of investment costs and charges for local authority pension funds, with the data provided in a standardised format.At present, the code is voluntary but the aim is for it to be adopted across £260bn of local government pension scheme assets as “the gold standard for cost transparency”, BNPP AM noted.Disclosure templates drawn up by the LGPS informed the work of the Institutional Disclosure Working Group, whose recommendations on displaying asset management costs won the backing of the UK regulator yesterday.More than 55 asset managers have signed up to the LGPS disclosure code.FRR keeps Russell Investments on transition management dutyRussell Investments has won a new global portfolio transition management mandate for FRR, France’s €36bn pension reserve fund.The mandate will allow FRR to manage portfolios through transition periods under the auspices of Russell Investments Implementation Service. Russell said the transition process would include carrying out buy and sell orders on financial instruments that originate from FRR’s asset managers.Dominique Dorlipo, president, Russell Investments France, said: “Our clients in France and globally have come to expect consistency in the quality of our service from our dedicated team. Our transition management value proposition is strong, and we’re very pleased to serve the FRR through this renewed mandate.”The move represents the third consecutive mandate awarded to Russell Investments by FRR since its appointment in 2010.last_img read more

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​IPE Conference: China will not exit coal any time soon

first_imgDespite increasing moves in China towards environmental responsibility at many levels, the country will stick to coal as a source of energy and heat production, experts from China told delegates at the IPE Conference in Dublin.Robert Li, senior vice president and investment strategist at China Asset Management, said: “I think those in the international community who really understand the situation in China must acknowledge that in no foreseeable future will China be able to survive without coal.”Li was responding to a question from Dennis Gadsby, trustee of the UK’s Industry-Wide Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme on China’s use of coal.The strategist said it was important to differentiate between a necessity and something where an alternative was being sought. “When the earth was created, China did have a very strong concentration of coal compared to a lot of countries,” he said. “When you think about coming from an energy independence perspective, China will need coal, but from our perspective, how can we make it better than the status quo?”He said that, over the past few decades, the business community had come to understand the problem, and moves to create “infrastructure technology to optimise these kind of efficiencies are under way”.Li gave the example of one Chinese company that was working to extract excess heat from electricity generation processes to warm up households, reducing the need for direct coal heating.“These are new technologies that we think will generate very good returns going forward,” said Li.Meanwhile fellow panellist Yan Hu, member of the advisory board of Vermilion Partners in China, agreed that “we can’t ban coal heating instantly, overnight”.Environmental think tank Global Carbon Project this week cited increasing coal use in China as one of the main causes of a spike in carbon emissions this year.last_img read more

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Former Scientology leader exposes church and moves to Caribbean

first_img Share Sharing is caring! 87 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img FaithLifestyleNewsRegional Former Scientology leader exposes church and moves to Caribbean by: – July 2, 2012 Debbie Cook relocates to Guadeloupe where Scientology has little or no presence.POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe– Scientology has been called many names, most of them unprintable, with the frontrunner generally regarded as “The cult of greed”. Following the recent case of Debbie Cook, a former church executive, it could well be referred to as “The cult of intimidation”.Cook, who rocked the church early this year with damaging testimony before agreeing to stay silent forever, has chosen to leave the United States and relocate to Guadeloupe, friends say.The former Scientology officer and her husband Wayne Baumgarten have sold their car, their furniture and many other household possessions, according to Jon Donley, a Web designer and media consultant who worked for the couple in 2010 and 2011 at their now-defunct marketing company in San Antonio, Texas.Why they chose Guadeloupe isn’t clear. But the island is an overseas territory of France, whose government has taken a strong stance against Scientology. Consequently, the church is thought to have little or no presence there.Guadeloupe’s port city, Pointe-à-Pitre, is a cruise ship destination, but Scientology’s passenger ship, the Freewinds, which sails in the Caribbean, does not dock there.The couple’s relocation is the latest chapter in a showdown that generated a torrent of negative publicity for the church and its leader David Miscavige.The drama started last New Year’s Eve when Cook sent an email from her home to hundreds of Scientology parishioners, urging them to stand up to aggressive church money-raising tactics and other practices.The Scientology community was stunned. Cook, 50, widely respected among parishioners, had run the church’s worldwide spiritual headquarters in Clearwater for 17 years. Her surprise email was nevertheless forwarded to thousands of inboxes.Cook and Baumgarten had left the church’s religious order, the Sea Organization, in October 2007. They signed lengthy non-disclosure contracts, agreeing to say nothing about church operations. The church paid each $50,000 and they moved to San Antonio and started their business.The church responded to Cook’s email by suing her and Baumgarten in civil court in San Antonio, asking a judge to enforce the nondisclosure contracts and award at least $300,000 in damages.That action led to a hearing on Feb. 9. Church attorneys called Cook as a witness, but that backfired when Cook’s attorney was allowed to follow with questions of his own, resulting in three hours of riveting testimony.Cook described being physically abused by church staffers at Miscavige’s direction and held against her will for seven weeks with other Sea Organization officers in a locked and guarded building at the church’s campus outside Los Angeles.She said she also witnessed church staffers beat up and taunt their peers while demanding confessions of wrongdoing.After the testimony, the church said Cook was “clearly bitter and falsely vilifying the religion she once was a part of.”A second day of testimony was scheduled, but the church ended it soon after it started.The public skirmish continued for another month, with the church moving for a quick judgment in its favour and Cook’s team responding with demands to depose church staff and gather other evidence.The two parties then began lengthy settlement talks, reaching an agreement signed April 23. Cook and Baumgarten recommitted to nearly all the terms of their 2007 nondisclosure contracts. They can have no contact with current or former Scientologists or anyone else who has said or written or produced anything negative about the church or intends to.Their business was “destroyed,” their attorney Ray Jeffrey said. Many clients were Scientologists who severed ties.Fighting off the church “wore them down,” their friend Donley said.”I really believed they had no idea, even after being on the inside, the church was going to come after them.”The agreement says neither party took money from the other in ending the lawsuit. Not known is whether the two parties reached an undisclosed side agreement.According to Donley, Baumgarten stuck to the language in the agreement when they met shortly after the talks ended, saying he and Cook walked away with nothing.The couple was no more forthcoming when Donley joined them for a farewell dinner and asked if their move out of the country was a condition of the settlement.“They looked me right in the eyes and said, ‘We can’t talk about that,’ ” Donley said.Scientology, established by science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard in 1953, is thought to be one of the world’s largest non-Christian cults.  It is also one of the wealthiest, most secretive and most litigious.Caribbean 360 News Sharelast_img read more

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National Rounders League

first_img Share Share NewsSports National Rounders League by: – July 13, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet 59 Views   no discussions The 2011 LIME National Rounders League opens this Sunday July 17 at the Windsor Park Stadium.  Some twenty six teams from all over the island have confirmed their participation in league and Sunday’s Round-o-rama which starts at 10:30a.m.BAWI Overcomers, C.B. Carib Beer Strikers, Carib Territory United, Layou Conquerors, Courts, St. Joe Diamond All Stars, Dubique Strikers, Dublanc Almond Stars, Hagley Unpredictable, Kalinago Strikers, Mahaut Kubuli Superstars, Matadors, Old School Castle Bruce, P.M.H., Police Sports Club, Scotts Head Royal Blazers, Tremors, Canefield Vikings, New India Rising Stars, Lyn-Flic GF, Domsetco Stars, ACS South Defenders, Flamboyant Pacers, Lime United Strikers, Capuchin Reformers and Tarrish United.Expected to address the formal opening are: The president of the National Rounders Steering Committee, Mr. Maclean Elizee; Sports Coordinator,  Mr. Trevor Shillingford; Parliamentary Representative for Roseau Central Hon. Norris Prevost; LIME’s Corporate Communications Manager, Miss Ferdina Frampton and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Hon. Justina Charles.This is the second National Rounders League which has been held in collaboration with the Sports Division, which is providing logistical, technical and financial support to the organization. The committee’s goal is to become a fully fledged National Rounders Association in the not to distant future. LIME has been supporting the development and organization of Rounders through the South East Sports Committee for the past fifteen years and has gladly transferred its sponsorship to become the Headline Sponsor for the National Rounders League.Carib Territory United is the 2010 National Champion and Marinor L A Stars the runner up.By: Abraham BrowneSouth Officer Southlast_img read more

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