HSBC halts £5bn move for Nedbank stake

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Dell purchases US cloud computing firm Boomi

first_img DELL will buy US cloud-computing services company Boomi to shore up its ability to provide software over computer networks.The world’s second-largest PC maker did not disclose terms of the deal for Boomi, which counts among its clients and helps integrate so-called cloud-based applications and smooth data transfers between programs.Boomi raised $4m (£2.5m) in 2008 in an initial round of institutional funding led by venture capital firm FirstMark Capital. The company is based in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, and was founded in 2000.Privately held Boomi was mentioned as a potential acquisition target after Dell rival IBM bought Cast Iron Systems earlier this year.Dell has been on the acquisition trail, but lost out recently in a bidding battle with larger rival Hewlett-Packard for high-end storage maker 3PAR. Chief executive officer Michael Dell had said at an industry event in Hong Kong that the company would announce a cloud-computing acquisition on Tuesday, spurring a round of market speculation on potential targets. Show Comments ▼ Dell purchases US cloud computing firm Boomi Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tuesday 2 November 2010 7:29 pm Sharecenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Tags: NULL whatsapp KCS-content last_img read more

The TUI share price has soared 65% this week. Here’s why I’d buy

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 28th May, 2020 | More on: TUI The TUI share price has soared 65% this week. Here’s why I’d buy TUI Travel (LSE: TUI) has benefited greatly from the early progress in lifting Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Since the easing on Monday, the TUI share price has climbed by 67%. That’s in less than a week. And if you’d managed to get in at the bottom, that’s already a brilliant result.If you didn’t, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve missed the chance of benefiting from a depressed share price. No, thanks to the devastating effect of the coronavirus, the TUI share price is still down 47% so far in 2020.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The TUI share price isn’t the only travel-related one to rise this week. Shares in easyJet are up 32% since the end of last week. It seems appropriate that they’re priced at 737p at the time I write, as the company has a fleet of Boeing aircraft of that very number. An omen? Probably not.It’s not all plain sailing for easyJet, mind, as the company says it intends to cut around 30% of its workforce. It also doesn’t expect demand for flights to get back to prior levels until 2023.International Consolidated Airlines shares have also bounced, by 29%, though airline shares still have a long way to go. The share price is down a massive 60% since the start of the year. The easyJet price looks a little better, but it’s still down 48%. That’s almost bang in line with the TUI share price.Better than an airlineI like the TUI share price a lot better than those of the airlines themselves. But why? I’ve never bought airline shares and never will. And that resolve has been strengthened recently now that Warren Buffett has dumped his airline shares. Airlines are driven by many factors that are totally beyond their own control. Mr Buffett said there’s no joy in being an airline CEO, and I can understand what he means.TUI Travel also faces stiff competition, along with the airlines. That competition has eased off a little since the sad demise of Thomas Cook. I see a significant difference, though. A travel company like TUI is in some ways more of a ‘picks and shovels’ company, in that it acts as a sort of middleman. Whichever destinations are most popular, TUI can offer what people want, and switch quickly. Which airline is best value? Again, TUI can choose when it’s putting together its packages. If one airline struggles and its shareholders suffer, a travel agent can switch. And I see that as a defensive characteristic of the share price.TUI share priceOver the longer term, I’d expect the share price to be less risky than those of companies at the sharp end. As well as airlines, that includes hotel chains, catering companies, local ground travel operatives, and more.I have been very wary of any company in the travel business in the past. And TUI is definitely not without any risk. In fact, I think it’s still a bit riskier than my usual investing strategy would allow. But on a trailing P/E now of only 3.5, I see TUI as priced to go bust. And I don’t see any realistic chance of that happening.I think the TUI share price is attractively low, and I rate the stock a buy. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

Strettle back for Paddy’s Day clash

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “David Strettle has now recovered from his injury and will replace Charlie Sharples, who gained valuable experience in Paris. It’s good to have Lee Mears on the bench and he will bring great energy and experience should he get a chance to come on.”England (v Ireland, Twickenham, Saturday, 17 March, 5pm): Ben Foden; Chris Ashton, Manusamoa Tuilagi, Brad Barritt, David Strettle; Owen Farrell, Lee Dickson; Alex Corbisiero, Dylan Hartley, Dan Cole, Mouritz Botha, Geoff Parling, Tom Croft, Chris Robshaw (capt), Ben Morgan. Reps: Lee Mears, Matt Stevens, Tom Palmer, Phil Dowson, Ben Youngs, Charlie Hodgson, Mike Brown. David Strettle returns to the starting XV on SaturdayDavid Strettle has recovered from a sternum injury to reclaim his place on the wing, in England’s only change to the starting XV who will take on Ireland on Saturday. Charlie Sharples, who stepped into Strettle’s left wing berth against France last week, drops out of the 22.Wasps hooker Rob Webber suffered a shoulder injury during the Paris victory, and he is replaced by Lee Mears on the bench.England head coach Stuart Lancaster said: “It seems like yesterday when we got together in Leeds in January and began a new journey for England rugby. Graham (Rowntree), Andy (Farrell) and myself firmly believe in this group of players and the direction we are going. Saturday is another step on that road and we are looking forward to coming home to a packed Twickenham with its special atmosphere and crowd. Their support has been phenomenal and we hope we can do the whole nation proud again.last_img read more

Eden Art Wall Apartments / Tony Owen Partners

first_imgArchDaily CopyLandscape:Luke BaldwinDeveloper:CeeroseTown Planner:Daniel McNamaraScale Architectural Model:Luis TovarBca Consultant:Stuart BoyceArchitect In Charge:Tony OwenProject Team:Tony Owen, Andres Caceras, Wendy Tong, Raymond NgCity:SydneyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Tony Owen PartnersRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. The Eden Art Wall apartment development explores the line between architecture and sign. This urban infill project is located in a varied and complex part of the Sydney cityscape and is visible from many vantages. The office sought to explore the possibilities of adding to the tapestry as a piece of art in the urban landscape. The project comprises 24 apartments consisting of a mix of 1bed, 2 bed and 3 bed penthouses. The project is located in a narrow laneway adjoining apartments to the east, and looks onto the Frasers Central Park development to the west. Save this picture!Courtesy of Tony Owen PartnersInitially we determined the design envelope and the unit layouts to maximize amenity, views, ventilation, solar access and efficiency. The 2 principle facades faced entirely different issues, The eastern façade is in close proximity to adjoining apartments and contains the principle living areas for solar access. This façade has a fully operable façade with a combination of glass, silver metal and red metal louvers to control privacy. The west façade contains bedrooms and circulation corridors. We used vertical louvers here to control western sun. This is the art wall. Save this picture!Courtesy of Tony Owen PartnersVertical louvres of varying colours and textures create a pattern on the eight-storey facade that is discernable only from a distance. Up close it’s just a part of the colour of the city, by when viewed from afar a distinct image emerges of fabric flowing in the breeze. Five visual concepts were trialed, including the face of a Kate Blanchette. In a unique approach, the final image was chosen from an on-line poll of various options to allow the public to decide the streetscape of their city. Some Council officers even registered their preference, with the abstract fabric design being judged more appropriate than the graphic of the attractive blonde, the floating clouds, the cityscape and the CBD skyline. Save this picture!Courtesy of Tony Owen PartnersThe interiors are bold, with colourful tiles, geometric-patterned wallpaper, exposed storage options, modular joinery, and kitchens designed as large pieces of furniture to maximise the space. Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessSeaside Resort Development Competition Entry / John Thompson & Partners + Alan Dunlo…Unbuilt ProjectKita Göttingen / Despang ArchitektenArticlesProject locationAddress:Sydney, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments “COPY” Eden Art Wall Apartments / Tony Owen Partners CopyAbout this officeTony Owen PartnersOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSydneyHousingAustraliaPublished on March 08, 2013Cite: “Eden Art Wall Apartments / Tony Owen Partners” 08 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Tony Owen Partners Photographs Photographs:  Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners+ 12 Sharecenter_img Eden Art Wall Apartments / Tony Owen PartnersSave this projectSaveEden Art Wall Apartments / Tony Owen PartnersSave this picture!Courtesy of Tony Owen PartnersApartments•Sydney, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

New Longleigh Foundation partnership to fund youth social action projects in Dorset

first_imgNew Longleigh Foundation partnership to fund youth social action projects in Dorset Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund Funding South West About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Melanie May | 18 September 2017 | News Longleigh Foundation and Dorset Community Foundation (DCF) have set up the Longleigh Foundation Fund for Poole, Bournemouth and Purbeck: a joint-funding partnership to help young people in deprived areas of Dorset make a positive impact in their local neighbourhoods.The fund will distribute £25,000 for community projects aimed at increasing youth volunteering and other social action activities such as fundraising and campaigning. The fund has been developed as part of the national #iwill campaign and will be allocated to community projects via the Youth Social Action funding programme which the Dorset Community Foundation manages on behalf of The Big Lottery Fund and the Office for Civil Society.Longleigh Foundation is a new charity set up this year by national social housing provider Stonewater with a £1 million endowment for funding projects which help young people, the elderly, women in crisis due to domestic abuse, and residents with physical or mental disabilities. The Longleigh Foundation Fund for Poole, Bournemouth and Purbeck will also support youth projects for young people living in Stonewater housing developments in Dorset.Jon Yates, Chief Executive of the Dorset Community Foundation. said:“Together we can help address important local issues here in Dorset. Young people are the future of this wonderful county and by supporting their involvement in projects such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering we are helping nurture thriving communities for years to come.”More information about the funding available and how to apply is on the Dorset Community Foundation site. Advertisementcenter_img  138 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  137 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Los Angeles struggle wins wage increase

first_imgActivists say ‘better, but not enough’Los Angeles Workers AssemblyLos Angeles: KFC worker chants ‘$15 yeah!’WW photo: Scott SchefferAll the pressure created by organizations and individual activists fighting for a $15 minimum wage, starting with the heroic fast food and Walmart workers demanding $15 and a union, has forced the City Council of Los Angeles to offer what is so far the largest increase in the minimum wage in the country.However, the increase to $15 per hour, stretched out into segments of about $1 per year, starting at $10 in 2016 and ending in 2020 with $15, then remains stagnant until 2022, when cost of living increases begin. This falls far short of the immediate need to end poverty and starvation wages, long overdue for an increase.For the past 35 years, real wages have gone down while profits have soared, leaving the greatest gap in history between rich and poor. Even as the Black Lives Matter movement has highlighted the unequal treatment of people of color regarding law enforcement, here in Los Angeles and around the country people of color have suffered most from the growing gap in incomes. According to a study commissioned by the city of Los Angeles last year, 83 percent of workers making less than $13.25 an hour in the city are people of color; the majority are women.However, all workers would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage, since all wages are depressed by the low level of the minimum wage.Which is why this fight is about more than gaining a dollar per year. It’s about continuing to build a movement that can win a real livable wage — so that working and poor people can live. What’s lost in the corporate media debates about the necessity for or against a minimum wage is the fact that this is about survival for the nearly half of the workforce in the country who receive low wages.This compromise proposal by the City Council, which is up for a second vote in June, sidesteps the overwhelming demand for $15 now.This is why some labor leaders have already expressed dissatisfaction with this gradual timeline set by elected leaders for raising base wages, as reported in an article in the Los Angeles Times on May 19.This is also why unions like the United Teachers of Los Angeles and the Electrical Workers union (UE), Local 1077, in addition to church groups including the Interfaith Communities United for Peace and Justice, had already endorsed a $15 minimum wage ballot initiative introduced by the Los Angeles Workers Assembly and approved by the City Clerk last August. This is the campaign that forced the mayor to offer $13.25 back in September.Unlike the County Federation of Labor-led campaigns to compromise with the City Council, this initiative is required to be on the ballot or be immediately adopted by the City Council, if 62,000 signatures are collected. If the union initiative had concentrated on getting those signatures collected last year, it would have already been on the ballot and up for a vote, meaning that the final decision for a $15 minimum wage would be decided by the people and not the politicians.Given current inflation rates, $15 would amount to less than $14 per hour by 2020.Why is it so important that a livable wage be implemented now, rather than years in the future? The $15 wage demand did not come out of thin air. It is actually the minimum necessary for basic human needs in current dollars, according to a report sponsored by the AFL-CIO in 2013.The city government knows this. In fact, the city of Los Angeles’ own Charter and Administrative Code back in 2009 stated that a livable wage at that time would be between $11 to $16 for airport workers not receiving health benefits.Last September, out of a concern for business interests who threaten the loss of jobs, Mayor Eric Garcetti, responding to the ballot initiative, said that raising the wage to $15 immediately would not be “responsible” and that a much slower approach was needed. He proposed $13.25 by 2017.Why are concerns about job losses only raised when workers want a raise? The fear of job loss never gets raised when businesses are allowed tax incentives to ship jobs abroad. It’s never raised by the Chamber of Commerce or politicians when corporations execute massive layoffs to maximize already swollen profits.A report last year by the Economic Policy Institute states that CEO compensation at the largest corporations has ballooned by 937 percent since 1978, when adjusted for inflation.Appealing to the conscience of the mayor and City Council, the Raise the Wage Campaign and the County Federation of Labor got 100,000 signed petitions and on May 1 presented them to City Hall. Although these petitions helped force the City Council into action, this effort did not require any action by city officials. It just contained suggestions to the politicians, giving them the room to stretch out their proposal to 2020.If the money and energy spent collecting those 100,000 suggestions had gone instead to getting the current ballot initiative for a $15 minimum wage on the ballot, the headlines today would probably be a little different and a little more exciting for working people.This is why union rank-and-file members must continue to pressure their union leadership to support the $15 Minimum Wage Ballot Initiative. It’s not too late; the initiative is still active and ready to win a real livable wage. The United Teachers of Los Angeles and the Electrical Workers union have provided a great example for unions in Los Angeles. In fact, a UE Local 1077 resolution of May 16 ends with the statement: “Furthermore be it resolved, UE Local 1077 Executive Board encourages all members that live inside the city limits of Los Angeles to sign and circulate petitions to get $15/hr on the ballot.”It’s good to see the city government responding to pressure from low-wage workers demanding $15 and a union. But five more years of severe poverty, to be followed by more poverty, is not acceptable.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

RWB files complaint about cyber-attack on its website

first_img FranceEurope – Central Asia October 3, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB files complaint about cyber-attack on its website Receive email alerts Organisation News The DDoS attack began minutes after RWB posted a release about a hacker’s harassment of a journalist News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Reporters Without Borders has lodged a complaint with the public prosecutor’s office in Paris against persons unknown about a cyber-attack on its website just minutes after it posted a release in August about the aggressive methods used by a hacker to harass Benoît Le Corre, a journalist with the Rue 89 website, and Le Corre’s family.Rue 89, Mediapart, Libération and Arrêt sur Images have also filed complaints about similar cyber-attacks on their websites, while several journalists, including Le Corre and Pierre Haski, have lodged complaints accusing the hacker of invasion of privacy and making death threats. Reporters Without Borders filed its complaint on 17 September with the public prosecutor’s office, which has begun an investigation.The hacker is Grégory Chelli, a French citizen living in the Israeli city of Ashdod who is known by the online pseudonym of Ulcan. He has been targeting journalists and news media that, in his view, have been defaming him.In a press release on 7 August, Reporters Without Borders described how Chelli had threatened Le Corre by telephone and had even posed as a police officer in a phone call to his parents, telling them he had been murdered.Less than half an hour later after the release was posted, the main Reporters Without Borders website ( was the target of a Distributed Denial of Service attack with traffic surges of more than 6 gigabytes as second, which rendered all of its content unavailable.During the attack, Chelli laconically tweeted “ down” from his Twitter account, @ulan_violvocal, which Twitter has since closed.Le Corre’s father meanwhile died on 30 September from the consequences of the heart attack he suffered a few days after Chelli managed to send 20 police officers to the family’s home in the middle of the night by making a bogus emergency call and claiming that they were in the process of being murdered. to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on France “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF_en June 4, 2021 Find out more News News FranceEurope – Central Asia May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pasadena Rep. Chu “So Relieved” as Congress Authorizes Funding Increases of Small Business Loan Program

first_imgMonday, the House of Representatives passed the Senate-amended H.R. 2499, the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act of 2015. Among other things, this bill will provide an increase in authorization to allow the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 7(a) loan program to operate until the end of the fiscal year.The flagship program is designed to give small businesses access to capital through long-term loans in situations where capital cannot be found through conventional bank loans. Due to an anticipated increase in lending, SBA reached the $18.75 billion legal lending limit for the 7(a) program on Thursday, July 23, and was forced to shut down. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), who called on the Speaker of the House to bring legislation to the floor to raise this authorization limit in a floor speech earlier last week, released the following statement:“I am so relieved that this important program will continue to function through the end of the fiscal year, but it is a shame we got to this point at all. The 7(a) program is a success – helping small businesses by providing the loans they need when other doors to capital are closed, and operating at no cost to the taxpayer. In 2014 alone, the 7(a) program provided over 52,000 loans totaling $19 billion, and an even greater amount of interest was predicted for this year. That is a sign of a program that is working well. But unfortunately, Congress failed to provide an adequate lending limit in time, choosing instead to force this program to shut down temporarily. We need to stop governing by crisis and instead make sure that we provide the commitments necessary to instill confidence in our economy. I will continue to work to make sure successful programs like SBA’s 7(a) loans are able to continue to support small businesses without interruption.”This bill, previously passed by the House but amended by the Senate to include the 7(a) language, was approved by voice vote. The bill now moves to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Rep. Chu’s floor speech on the need to increase 7(a) financing authorization can also be seen here. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff HerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAre You His Ms. Right? 12 Signs He Thinks You AreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Business Newscenter_img Community News Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Government Pasadena Rep. Chu “So Relieved” as Congress Authorizes Funding Increases of Small Business Loan Program Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 | 4:58 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

LUH has third highest number of Covid-19 patients outside Dublin

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Latest figures for Letterkenny University Hospital show that on Sunday last, there were 34 Covid-19 patients being treated there, the ninth highest figure in the country, and the third highest outside Dublin.Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris will meet Nursing Homes Ireland and the health watchdog today about the coronavirus crisis.Almost half of the 687 deaths from Covid-19 in the Republic relate to nursing home residents.Hiqa will today publish new guidelines for the sector – ahead of urgent inspections next week. Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – April 21, 2020 Facebook Twitter Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Pinterest LUH has third highest number of Covid-19 patients outside Dublin Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleDiscussions on how Covid restrictions might be liftedNext articleCarndonagh councillor calls for action on illegal dumping News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more