first_imgImage by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.WASHINGTON – A group of Congressman, including Republican Tom Reed, recently introduced a bill to help further infrastructure projects nationwide.Reed says the Infrastructure Bank for America Act of 2020 is intended to support wholesale lending to infrastructure projects through state and local governments, state infrastructure banks and private entities.Reed adds the Bank, structured similarly to the Federal Home Loan Bank System, encourages private investment through tax incentives for those investments during the first three years of IBA operation. This approach differs from prior Infrastructure Bank proposals in the sense that it will be entirely capitalized by private investment. Infrastructure banks have successfully complemented existing funding programs across the world, including US state infrastructure banks.The Infrastructure Bank for America will support industries and projects critical to the structure, growth and resurgence of the US economy. IBA investments are not limited and can help finance surface transportation projects, electric grid security, broadband connectivity, the revitalization of Main Street USA, and more. “We care about supporting communities across the country who have long lacked access to the capital needed to upgrade aging infrastructure. By facilitating unique public/private partnerships at the state and local level, the Infrastructure Bank for American will unlock a wave of investments in critical projects that will boost economic growth and improve livelihoods,” said Reed.Congressmen Daniel Webster (FL-11), Dan Meuser (PA-09), and Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) also co-sponsored the bill. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img 429SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Greg Neumann Greg Neumann is Corporate Communications Manager for World Council of Credit Unions. He directs the tactical and strategic management of World Council’s communication efforts, and works to build WOCCU’… Web: www.woccu.org Details As American credit unions face their own unique struggles with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, so too do financial cooperatives in countries across the globe—including the Philippines.Despite a citywide lockdown in Manila and the closure of most businesses in some of the provinces, more than half of the nation’s credit unions remain open to serve their members—and more are reopening each week. With skeletal workforces inside, staffers wearing personal protective equipment greet members outside to give them cash withdrawals or provide other services.And there is light on the horizon. After the crisis passes, credit unions expect to see a big increase in membership—because they are still working to serve their members while other institutions are not.Leni San Roque, CEO of the Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU), says credit unions in the Philippines were also able to convince their regulator to let them use funds that are required to be set aside for member education to instead assist frontline health workers and communities in response to the crisis.And several credit unions belonging to both the National Association of Credit Cooperatives (NATCCO) and the Philippine Federation of Credit Cooperative (PFCCO) have stepped up to help:The Most Holy Rosary Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MHRMPC) has released four million pesos from the community develop fund and optional funds to ease their member need along with the distribution of 500 pesos worth of commodity packs to 8,000 families.Oro Integrated Cooperative provided 14 Barangays (villages) in Cagayan de Oro City with knapsack sprayers to aid them in their fight against the spread of COVID 19. Each spray tank can hold up to 16 liters of cleaning solution, which can be used to disinfect possibly contaminated areas.Mediatrix Multi-Purpose Cooperative donated face masks to City LGU of Kidapawan. The masks will be given to the frontline workers battling COVID-19.The NEC Multipurpose Cooperative founded by NATCCO employees provided food packs to volunteers manning the check points in their locality.Disenyo Pandi Cooperative, a cooperative of garment producers, made improvised personal protective equipment (PPE) that they will donate to the health workers. Due to the fast escalation of cases, hospital workers are running out of PPE.The Bohol Community MPC provided food aid to displaced workers/members. The food pack includes rice, noodles, coffee, biscuits and canned goods.Paco Savings and Credit Cooperatives provided food packs to their vulnerable members. Being aware of the shortage of supplies, the cooperative donated PPE and disinfectant to the health workers of the Lung Center of the Philippines.Mediatrix Multi-Purpose Cooperative donated face masks to City LGU of Kidapawan. The masks will be given to the front liners battling COVID-19.The NEC Multipurpose Cooperative founded by NATCCO employees provided food packs to volunteers manning the check points in their locality.NATCCO also opens a Co-op Consultancy Clinic online at 3:00 pm every Tuesday. Leni San Roque joined the March 24 session, in which the NATCCO team shared the policy on loan repayment moratoriums as an immediate measure to help members whose income is affected due to the lockdown.Despite all the positives, concerns about things like liquidity and regulatory relief remain for credit unions across the country. World Council of Credit Unions is working with ACCU to plan a webinar for Filipino credit unions—focused on regulatory advocacy issues and the importance of digitization going forward. It would be the latest in a series of COVID-19 webinars World Council has conducted for member credit union associations around the globe—and will continue to provide as long as this crisis continues.What is happening in The Philippines is a microcosm of the struggles and triumphs facing our global credit union community. To learn more about how credit unions across the world are responding to the crisis, visit World Council’s COVID-19 Resource Page.Leni San RoquePPE made by the Disenyo Pandi Cooperative.Face masks donated by the Mediatrix Multi-Purpose Cooperative.Food packs provided by The NEC Multipurpose Cooperative.last_img read more

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first_imgUnlike many other Asian capitals, Jakarta authorities did not impose a strict lockdown, opting for more calibrated social restrictions, an approach that some health experts have said was too lax.After an initial surge at the start of the pandemic, burials in Jakarta dropped to around 20 to 30 on average per day in July and August. But they shot up in September to between 50 and more than 60 per day, data from the city government showed.As ambulances carrying victims snaked around the entrance of Pandok Ranggoon cemetery, Junaedi said it could be full within two months at the current rate of burials.”Usually, we bury around 10 people everyday. But for the last few days, when we handle COVID-19 burials, it has reached an average of 30 per day,” he said. Gravedigger Junaedi Bin Hakim toils until nearly midnight almost every day in a Jakarta cemetery, preparing plots for fellow Indonesians amid a renewed spike in coronavirus burials.”I am worried and scared but this is part of my job and responsibilities,” said 43-year-old Junaedi, who prior to the global pandemic routinely left work at 4 p.m. to spend time with his young family.Jakarta has been the epicenter of the outbreak in Indonesia, where authorities have struggled for months to contain the virus. The country has reported nearly 245,000 cases, including 9,553 deaths, the highest levels in southeast Asia. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said more land had been earmarked in case that happens.The number of deaths across Indonesia has averaged 114 per day over the past week, up from 64 a month ago, according to a Reuters tally based on official data.Anies said in an interview last week that while not all burials were definitely COVID-19 patients, “I don’t see any other disease going on in our city”.Anies said the rise in funerals, along with strain on the city’s healthcare system, were the reasons why he reinstated social restrictions in Jakarta last week, which prohibit working from offices except for essential businesses, as well as limit the capacity of public transport and places of worship.”We had never experienced this kind of jump,” he said. “That’s why … we decided to pull a brake.”For Junaedi’s wife, Karlina, her husband’s work is a source of fear for her small children, despite the health protocols being followed for burials.”I still have two children at home so definitely I’m scared and worried,” she said.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgPremier League returnee Fulham have announced the signing of Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areolaon on loan for 2020-21 campaign. The French goalkeeper spent last season on loan at Real Madrid, winning the La Liga title under Zinedine Zidane. This coming campaign, though, Areola will play for Scott Parker’s newly promoted team in the Premier League.Advertisement Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennySome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist Like Real Madrid, Fulham have agreed to sign the 27-year-old on a season-long loan.center_img Loading… Read Also: JUST-IN: Luis Suarez plays down Barcelona exit talks Areola leaves PSG in search of game time, knowing that Keylor Navas is the undisputed first choice for Thomas Tuchel. For Zidane, he’ll have the returning Andriy Lunin to play back-up to Thibaut Courtois this term. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

first_imgVINTON, Iowa (Feb. 3) – Two more dates have been added to the 2015 Deery Brothers Summer Series schedule. The IMCA Late Model tour will be at Jackson County Speedway in Maquoketa on Tuesday, June 9 and at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Both main events will pay $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. “We wanted to release the schedule in January, knowing full well that we were still awaiting confirma­tion on a couple additional dates,” Series Director Kevin Yoder said. “The city council met re­cently and approved a mid-week show in Maquoketa, and following Cedar County’s decision to not race weekly, we were able to secure a special event in Tipton as well. These two events were always a part of the 2015 plan. We just needed to make sure everything was in order prior to releas­ing the dates.”“We are still pursuing a date at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, but right now the Iowa State Fair Association has decided to suspend all dirt track racing events during the Iowa State Fair in lieu of grandstand stage entertainment,” he continued. “If something changes we will re­new that traditional date, otherwise the Deery schedule will be complete with what has been an­nounced.”There are now 18 dates on the tour schedule. Opening night is April 4 at Crawford County Speed­way in Denison.Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models Schedule Saturday, April 4 – Crawford County Speedway, Denison; Saturday, April 11 – West Liberty Raceway; Friday, April 17 – Farley Speedway; Saturday, April 18 – Hamilton County Speed­way, Webster City. Sunday, May 3 – Quad City Speedway, East Moline, Ill.; Monday, May 25 – Boone Speedway.Tuesday, June 2 – Marshalltown Speedway. Tuesday, June 9 – Jackson County Speedway, Maquoketa.Thursday, July 2 – Kossuth County Speedway, Algona. Tuesday, July 7 – West Liberty Race­way. Wednesday, July 8 – Independence Motor Speedway. Sunday, July 12 – Dubuque Speed­way. Wednesday, July 22 – Quad City Speedway, East Moline, Ill.Tuesday, Aug. 11 – Cedar County Raceway, Tipton. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4-5 – West Liberty Raceway. Monday, Sept. 7 – Boone Speedway. Friday, Sept. 18 – Farley Speedway. Saturday, Sept. 19 – Farley Speedway.last_img read more

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Indiana’s private-sector employment has hit another record high, besting the previous peak set in December.The Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported on March 11 that a record 2,739,300 Hoosiers were working in January—eclipsing by 7,200 the prior high set the month before. The new peak for the state is preliminary and could be revised later.Year-over-year, the number of private-sector jobs in Indiana has grown by 35,200. Dating to July 2009, Indiana has gained 415,100 private jobs since state employment bottomed out during the recession. That translates to private sector job growth of 17.9 percent.Also, Indiana’s labor force participation rate in January stood at 65.1 percent. The rate has now outperformed the national average (63.2 percent) for 56 consecutive months.Indiana’s unemployment rate in January remained at 3.5 percent and lower than the national rate of 4 percent. The state’s December 2018 rate was revised from 3.6 percent to 3.5 percent during the annual benchmarking process. Indiana’s jobless rate has decreased 7.1 percentage points since July 2009—the high point of unemployment in Indiana.Below is a breakdown of where Indiana ranks nationally in certain employment categories: second in Manufacturing jobs added (118,300) since July 2009;seventh in Private Education & Health Services jobs added (3,100) over the month; andseventh in Trade, Transportation and Utilities jobs added (3,300) over the month.The state is set to report February’s unemployment rate on March 22.last_img read more

first_imgAndrew L. “Andy” Slayback, 51, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday November 10, 2019 at his home in Aurora, IN surrounded by his loving family.He was born April 5, 1968 in Lawrenceburg, IN, son of the late James L. and Glorianna (Lischkge) Slayback.He worked as a Mechanical Electrical Technician for Cincinnati Incorporated for 25 years. He was a former member of Aurora American Legion. Andy was very patriotic, and proudly served in the Army during Desert Storm in Company D 3/15TH INFANTRY. Andy was awarded 2 Bronze Stars, and The National Defense Service Medal. He was also very proud of the fact that during his time in the Army, he was Airborne Certified, and also attended Ranger school. Andy played baseball in high school and was known to be very good. His love of the sport later led him to coach his girls in softball. Fishing and hunting were a couple of pastimes that Andy enjoyed. He also enjoyed wood working and making projects for his sister Kay. Andy loved going on family vacations to Panama City Beach, Florida;19 in total. Andy loved his friends and family. Among his many friends, he especially enjoyed the time spent hanging out with Scott and Jennifer Hildebrand, and Jim “Hunk” and Denise Sedler. Completing his family is Auggie, his dog, whom Andy dearly loved. Andy was a wonderful husband and dad. He will be missed by his many friends and family.Andrew is survived by his loving spouse of 22 years Amy M. (Bennett) Slayback, Two Daughters, Taylor Mackenzie Slayback of Aurora, IN, Remington Morgan Slayback of Aurora, IN; four siblings, Angela Kay (Tim) Whiteford of Aurora, IN, Robbie Slayback of Aurora, IN, Mark Slayback of Aurora, IN, and Matt Slayback of Aurora, IN; also brother & sister-in-laws, Brian & Cindy Artrip of Mason, OH and Kim Thomas-Solly of Cincinnati, OH.He was preceded in death by James L. and Glorianna (Lischkge) Slayback.Friends will be received Thursday, November 14, 2019, 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, Friday at 11:00 am.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military Funeral Honors will be conducted by National Color Guard from Ft Knox, KY. and our local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Slayback Children College Fund or Laughery Valley FOP Cops and Kids local Program. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Arsenal have announced the signing of Portugal defender Cedric Soares on loan from Southampton until the end of the season. The 28-year-old will be out of contract at the end of the season, having made more than 100 appearances for the Saints since joining them from Sporting Lisbon in 2015. Right-back Soares, who had a loan spell at Inter Milan last season, is currently recovering from a knee problem, so his debut for the Gunners could be delayed until after the winter break. Arsenal technical director Edu said on the club website: “Cedric is a defender with good experience of the Premier League, and of course at international level. “He is another strong addition to our defensive unit who will provide our squad with quality. “I know he is a player who plays with absolute full commitment and energy. We are all looking forward to going into the last stages of the season with Cedric as part of the club.” Southampton had brought in Kyle Walker-Peters on loan from Tottenham as cover. “The club would like to thank Cedric for all his efforts during his time with the club and wish him luck for the rest of the campaign,” a Southampton statement read.Tags: ArsenalCedric Soareslast_img read more

first_imgThe Dolphins host the Atlanta Falcons tonight at 7:30 at Hard Rock Stadium in their preseason opener.Not many fans or analysts are expecting a winning season, but Dolphins players are looking forward to surprising them.Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick says they’re ready to show everybody this is a team of winners. However, one of the teammates is not a team player.Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills is calling out team owner Stephen Ross for his affiliation with Donald Trump.Ross is scheduled to host a fundraiser for Trump at his New York home this week.He has a foundation called RISE whose goal is to eliminate racial discrimination, and Stills tweeted that Ross “can’t have a nonprofit with this mission statement and then open your doors to Trump.” You can’t have a non profit with this mission statement then open your doors to Trump. https://t.co/sNBWfEXvLn pic.twitter.com/nNkRf2wJep— Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) August 7, 2019 The NFL Players Association released a statement supporting Stills, who is one of three active players to protest during the anthem last season. Ross has known Trump for years and has been open with his support of the President.last_img read more