Borrowing – Mikey Dee Tue, 29 Mar 2022 20:36:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Borrowing – Mikey Dee 32 32 Working for Climate Resilient Farming Systems in Zimbabwe – Policy Brief 38, November 2021 – Zimbabwe Sun, 02 Jan 2022 04:15:48 +0000

Ongoing collaboration between decision makers and researchers is crucial for effective and dynamic climate smart solutions

Key messages

  • Climate action is urgently needed: Successive droughts and unusual weather events in Zimbabwe have already taken their toll on the country’s economy. Climate projections indicate drier conditions

  • Rainfed agriculture will be the most affected: poverty among the population who depend on rainfed agriculture and already live in difficult conditions will worsen

  • Growing awareness of the importance of climate research: Policymakers are aware that research-based adaptation to climate change should be at the heart of transforming agricultural systems

  • Proactive public-private response: Government, development agencies and the private sector have started to diligently mainstream climate change adaptation, but there are gaps in linking local climate change adaptation requirements to policy decisions on a national level.

  • Need to fill gaps through scientific and policy collaborations: Ongoing dialogue and collaborations are essential for effective and dynamic solutions adapted to the climate.

Linking Science to Decision Making: Research-Based Solutions to Fill the Gaps

  • Data and evidence for effective context-specific responses, climate change impacts and appropriate adaptation options can inform the design of agricultural programs and align resources with activities.

  • Foresight research that helps understand climate projections, vulnerabilities specific to farming systems, and impacts of adaptation can improve policy coordination and mainstream climate change adaptation into agriculture.

  • Evidence-based assessments can then more effectively support the rationale for climate finance and action

  • Capacity building is essential for the review of agricultural policies and for the adoption of research processes and products.
    It is important to strengthen human and institutional capacities in research, extension, climate services and in particular for decision makers to plan and direct research and to use research results to inform decisions.

Guide for Short-Term Loans for Bad Credit Thu, 23 Dec 2021 09:36:34 +0000 Finding a short-term loan if you’re stuck with low credit scores isn’t easy and can even be daunting. But, we’ve explained the entire procedure to make it easier for you.

The following are the features you need to look at when looking into short-term loans from these websites shortern @ OakParkFinancial.

Moving for Unsecured Credit

Generally, the loan will require collateral, such as your home or car. But, if you have an unsatisfactory credit score and you’re already in a difficult spot. Short-term loan lenders are aware of this and can solve the problem by offering loans to those with bad credit.

The problem is that rates of interest are extremely high while the payment terms are extremely strict. Because there is no guarantee of any kind from your side, this scenario is created.

Averting a payday loan

The main reason why you should avoid payday loans is because of their high charges that are APR. The rate can reach an amount of 400 percent. This can cause issues that you will have to deal with in the near future although it may seem like a sensible solution initially.

The amount to pay back for this method is what the name implies that you are responsible for paying an amount of your next month’s salary to repay the loan. You will be left with an inexplicably low amount of funds until you have paid it off completely. So, it’s best to stay clear of these.

Rapid Funding

If you’re faced with bad credit scores, you will typically not have much time available. So, it is advisable to look into lending sites that offer loans as quickly as you meet all their criteria.

A lot of websites will provide the money the next business day, provided that all your credentials are genuine and are approved instantly. This can help you deal with all of your problems fast without having to worry about deadlines.

Proving Your Skills

A poor credit score could be a problem in your financial history. It could make it difficult when you are applying for loans with bad credit generally. However, short-term lenders are aware of this, particularly in the event that you can prove your creditworthiness by other means.

A proper filing of your tax returns, the details of your current earnings and your place of work, as well as all statements about your bank accounts, assets, and savings information can demonstrate that you’re worthy of the loan.

Flexible Repayment Terms

It is essential to search for short-term loans that have repayment terms that are in line with your needs. A decision to go with a short repayment term could leave you in worse trouble than the current situation. Many direct lenders will offer the option of repaying for as long as five years.

This feature can ease your financial burden although you’ll be forced to take out the loan for longer than you’d like. Therefore, don’t opt for non-flexible return periods.

Former Perry County Agricultural Society Treasurer Charged With Fraudulent Spending $ 100,000 | Crime and courts Wed, 14 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000

PINCKNEYVILLE (WSIL) – The former treasurer of the Perry County Agricultural Society (“PCAS”) is facing federal indictment for defrauding the PCAS over $ 100,000.

Billy E. Harris, 47, is charged with 10 counts of mail fraud. Harris was PCAS Treasurer from 2011 to 2018 and currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

The PCAS operates all the festivals at the Perry County Fairgrounds in Pinckneyville, including the Perry County Fair.

According to the indictment, from June 5, 2012 to October 3, 2018, Harris used the PCAS bank account to pay for his personal expenses and purchase items for his personal use. The indictment lists many personal items Harris allegedly purchased with PCAS funds, including a WiFi router, Apple AirPods, Himalayan salt lamp air purifier, Dark personalized animal tags. Vader and Yoda, a pair of Star Wars men’s sleep pants, a floating pool fountain, a CPAP tube cleaning brush and “beard lube”. Many items are said to have been purchased through Amazon.

Harris is also accused of making checks on the PCAS account payable to himself and his wife and of forging

the signature of a PCAS administrator on the checks.

Harris is scheduled to appear in court for the first time on July 19, 2021 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Reona Daly of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. If found guilty, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on each count.

Reports: Eagles to interview Patriots offensive coordinator, asks to interview Chiefs offensive coordinator Thu, 08 Apr 2021 02:38:29 +0000

PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles added two more names to his growing list of candidates to replace Doug Pederson as coach, according to reports.

The Eagles have requested and obtained permission to interview Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, The Athletic reported On Saturday, as the team also requested permission to interview Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, NFL Media reported Saturday.

McDaniels, 44, is scheduled to speak with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie of Florida on Sunday and has already started recruiting potential staff, The Athletic reported.

McDaniels has spent most of his coaching career working for Bill Belichick in New England. Belichick’s proteges have historically had limited success in head coach concerts. McDaniels joined the Patriots in 2001 as a staff assistant, and he became the team’s offensive coordinator in 2006.

Read more: Report: Philadelphia Eagles tell coaching candidates they want Carson Wentz back

McDaniels left the Patriots to coach the Broncos at age 33 in 2009, but was fired from 12 games in the 2010 season with an 11-17 record. He was the Rams’ offensive coordinator in 2011, but returned to New England in 2012.

The 2020 Patriots offense was poor after quarterback Tom Brady left for the Buccaneers.

Interestingly, McDaniels’ name was dropped by Lurie at his press conference after he fired Pederson.

“We didn’t know we were going to lose Frank Reich, but all of a sudden it happened when Josh turned down this job and kicked off a whole – so you have to be aware,” Lurie said. “You always have to have your plan in advance with which you can move forward. There are a lot of good candidates. We will be thinking both inside the box and outside the box. I just want to say that there will be no rush here.

Read more: Report: Eagles get permission to interview Rams defensive coordinator for head coach position

Lurie was referring to three years ago when McDaniels retired from the Colts job at the last minute, which sent Indianapolis scrambling. In the end, the Colts hired Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich, who is 28-20 with two playoff appearances in three seasons as the Indianapolis coach.

Given how difficult it can be to root his success out of Brady, McDaniels may not necessarily be the most inspiring candidate, but it would be interesting to see how he handled his second chance at a position. head coach more than a decade after his debut.

Bieniemy, 51, has been widely regarded as the top candidate for two consecutive cycles, but he was not hired last year and, so far, does not appear likely to get a job this year. But he has a lot of connections with the Eagles.

Read more: Former Eagles coach Doug Pederson could run for Seahawks offensive coordinator: report

Bieniemy played for the Eagles in 1999 – by the way, he was a teammate with Pederson – and has been on Andy Reid’s coaching staff in Kansas City since 2013. He has been the offensive coordinator – the same position as Pederson occupied before being hired by the Eagles – for the last three seasons.

While it can be difficult to assess someone who results in an offense starring stars like Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, Bieniemy is more appreciated in this position than Pederson was when he was. hired by the Eagles.

Bieniemy interviewed for the other six openings. The Eagles will be seventh, but the ability to meet Bieniemy in person will depend on the Chiefs’ progress through the playoffs.

Lurie said he was prepared to wait until February to hire a coach, if necessary.

Read more: Philadelphia Eagles coach target Arthur Smith takes over from Atlanta Falcons

Daniel Gallen covers the Philadelphia Eagles for PennLive. He can be contacted at You can follow it on Twitter and Facebook. Follow PennLive’s Philadelphia Eagles coverage on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.

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Alex Scott looks effortlessly stylish in a black leather midi skirt Thu, 08 Apr 2021 02:38:18 +0000

Alex Scott looks effortlessly stylish in a black leather midi skirt and floral top as she walks home from the set of The One Show

She has never been known to get it wrong when it comes to style.

And Alex Scott certainly cut an elegant figure in a black leather midi skirt and floral blouse as she left the BBC studios after filming The One Show on Saturday.

The former professional footballer, 36, looked sensational in the midi skirt and pink top as she walked home from work in the capital.

Stylish: Alex Scott cut a sleek figure in a black leather midi skirt as she left the BBC studios after filming The One Show on Saturday

The TV presenter cut a glamorous figure as she stepped out of the studios, keeping a hand casually in her skirt pocket.

She wore her brown braids in loose waves over one shoulder and lifted her features with natural makeup and a touch of pink eyeshadow.

Last month, the sportswoman showed her eccentric sense of style in photos taken during a photoshoot she shared on her Instagram.

Fashionista: The former professional footballer looked stunning in the midi skirt she teamed with a form-fitting pink print top and strappy high heels

Fashionista: The former professional footballer looked stunning in the midi skirt she teamed with a form-fitting pink print top and strappy high heels

Natural beauty: She wore her brunette braids in loose waves over one shoulder and lifted her features with natural makeup and a touch of pink eyeshadow

Natural beauty: She wore her brunette braids in loose waves over one shoulder and lifted her features with natural makeup and a touch of pink eyeshadow

Posing a storm, Alex wore a sheer black turtleneck top that gave a glimpse of her black bra and tight abs, and she wore a puffed red coat for an even more chic touch.

Alex combined comfort and style for the photoshoot by pulling on multicolored geometric-patterned Nike pants.

She then bolstered her sculptural figure in a pair of gray heeled boots, which made up for her chic casual outfit as she showed off her fun side by kicking the leg in the air.

The former Strictly star wore her brunette locks in a slicked back style and accessorized with a pair of orange-tinted cat-eye sunglasses to complete the look.

Wow!  Alex showed off her quirky sense of style last month as she posed in multi-colored Nike pants and a puffy red coat for a glamorous photoshoot

Wow! Alex showed off her quirky sense of style last month as she posed in multi-colored Nike pants and a puffy red coat for a glamorous photoshoot

Last year it was revealed that she had been tipped to replace Sue Barker on the BBC A Question Of Sport series, after impressing BBC bosses in previous appearances on the show.

Sue was dropped as host of the series after 24 years, alongside team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tuffnell.

A source claimed that Alex being considered for the introductory position had “nothing to do with the genre, nor is this a case where the BBC is trying to wake up.”

The insider said The sun that Alex was “lined up” to replace Sue because of her athletic knowledge and experience.

New venture: Last year it was reported that she was on a tenure to replace Sue Barker in the BBC A Question Of Sport series, after impressing bosses in previous appearances

New venture: Last year it was reported that she was on a tenure to replace Sue Barker in the BBC A Question Of Sport series, after impressing bosses in previous appearances

They said: “Like Sue, she’s a former athlete and she also has five years of broadcasting under her belt. It has nothing to do with gender, and neither does the BBC trying to wake up.

“While a lot can happen over the next three months, as it is, Alex is truly considered the best woman for the job.”

Alex had already appeared twice in A Question Of Sport, including once aired in November 2016.

During his athletic career, Alex represented Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics and received an MBE in 2016.

The former professional footballer made 140 appearances for the England national team and helped to score 12 goals.

After retiring from football in 2017, she became the first female expert on Sky Sport’s Super Sunday show.

Alex has a lot of presentation experience as she also co-hosted CBBC’s Match of the Day Kickabout and BBC One’s The Women’s Football Show.

Recently, she also hosted the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year 2020 for the first time.

Gone: Sue was deleted as Series A host Question Of Sport after 24 years, alongside team captains Matt Dawson (left) and Phil Tuffnell (right)

Gone: Sue was deleted as Series A host Question Of Sport after 24 years, alongside team captains Matt Dawson (left) and Phil Tuffnell (right)


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Massachusetts reopening plan allows hair salons to book appointments as of May 25 Thu, 08 Apr 2021 02:38:08 +0000

Massachusetts hair salons can only reopen for appointments as early as Memorial Day, according to the Plan to reopen the Baker administration during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hair salons and barber shops are on the list of businesses allowed to reopen for limited services in the first phase, along with pet groomers, car washes and places of worship.

Like other businesses, barbershops and hair salons will need to adhere to state requirements for social distancing, face coverings, personal protective equipment, and other safety standards to limit the spread. of the coronavirus.

Each industry will receive a COVID-19 control plan, but companies will not need to submit their plan to the state for approval before the opening. Instead, they’ll need to keep the plan handy and provide it to local authorities if they face an inspection, according to the plan released on Monday.

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 5,000 people in Massachusetts, according to the State Department of Public Health. As of Sunday, the state had registered 86,010 confirmed cases.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of businesses have struggled to stay afloat, awaiting help from the federal government’s disaster loan or paycheck protection program.

Some Massachusetts hair salons have spent weeks waiting for a response from the federal government. Hairdressers at La Ruche salon in Northborough told MassLive they have had no feedback on their disaster loan applications but were eventually able to apply for unemployment benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program, as many of them were self-employed.

Boston City Councilor Julia Mejia, chair of the Small Business and Workforce Development Committee, said owners of black and brown hair salons were struggling to secure P3 funding, falling behind on bills while waiting for it. aid. Some have been approved for P3 funding, but haven’t got enough money to cover their costs because their employees have 1099s or are undocumented.

Other small business owners Mejia spoke with have no formal training in business management and survived on their talent before the pandemic, but now they are struggling to understand their next steps.

In Boston, these businesses will receive a lifeline as they prepare to reopen. Mejia’s office is teaming up with Tessi Consulting to launch a pilot program that provides free training and certification to minority-owned hair salon owners and immigrants who are recovering from non-essential business shutdowns.

The program, funded by the Family relief fund, will select up to 60 immigrant and minority-owned beauty salons and hairdressers for 12-hour training in June. Applications should be sent on May 26.

Training will be available between June 1 and June 12 with business management guidelines and state health and cosmetology licensing board guidelines. Participants will receive technical assistance between June 12 and 30 with the aim of being all certified by the end of the month.

“My goal is to amplify concerns and provide support to the minority business community in one of the most vulnerable industries economically devastated by COVID,” Mejia said. “We look forward to being able to provide lasting relief by providing them with business knowledge while finding ways to provide financial support.

Mejia, who was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Dorchester, ran on the platform to ensure that all Boston residents have equal access to the city’s resources and political process, including racial minorities , immigrants and young people. She said she hopes this pilot program will give business owners the confidence to resume their activities safely and smoothly.

“I just don’t know how they managed to survive this long without the essentials of business,” Mejia said. “For us, we’re trying to get ahead of the curve by making sure we provide them with the training and technical assistance they will need to be successful beyond COVID-19.”

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Greenfield Primary Schools Prepare for In-Person Learning Monday – WWLP Thu, 08 Apr 2021 02:37:51 +0000

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Colony Capital reports $ 3.2 billion in defaults on portfolio loans Thu, 08 Apr 2021 02:37:30 +0000

(Reuters) – Real estate and investment company Colony Capital Inc CLNY.N said on Friday that its holding companies had defaulted on $ 3.2 billion in debt guaranteed by hotels and health-related properties.

Colony Capital Received “Acceleration Notice” Covering $ 780 Million In Defaulted Debt, Says In Regulatory File

The company also suspended its joint dividend for the second quarter of 2020 and said it was prudent to conserve cash during a period of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier this year, Colony Capital struck a deal with Blackwells, giving the activist investor a fourth seat on the board and creating a new vehicle to buy Colony shares on the open market.

Blackwells and Colony decided last year to give Blackwells two seats on the board and agree on a third director later.

However, Blackwells has kept the pressure on Colony ever since and in November called on Tom Barrack, a billionaire friend of US President Donald Trump, to step down as CEO of Colony.

Barrack had planned to leave the post in 2021 but will now leave earlier. Since Blackwells became involved with Colony, the company has cut costs, sold its industrial segment to Blackstone Group and pushed Kevin Traenkle to step down as chief investment officer in February.

Report by Abhishek Manikandan in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

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Got a problem with Trump’s low income tax? Blame the tax code. – News @ Northeast Thu, 08 Apr 2021 02:37:08 +0000

An explosive New York times investigationtion reveals that President Donald Trump, a supposed connoisseur of business billionaire whose name adorned everything with steaks To golf course office towers – only paid $ 750 in taxes in 2016 and 2017.

Trump’s political opponents struck down him for the meager tax payments, but was their energy misplaced? William Dickens, distinguished professor at the University of Economics and Social Policy at Northeastern, asserts that if the Times The report describes some “questionable deductions”, more generally, “Trump is simply taking advantage of many legal deductions.”

According to Times report, Trump claimed the majority of these deductions in the form of depreciation, a type of tax deduction based on the decreasing value of tangible assets, such as real estate, over time.

William Dickens is Distinguished University Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the College of Social and Human Sciences at Northeastern. Photo by Matthew Modoono / Northeastern University

The report questions the extent to which Trump’s substantial real estate Actually depreciated. And indeed, Trump has been involved in a federal Internal Revenue Service audit for nearly a decade.

But the mechanism itself – paying less and less tax on assets that lose value over time – is a legal part of the tax code, designed to encourage capital investment, says Dickens, who is also visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

For tax purposes, Dickens says, assets often depreciate faster than they actually lose value. It’s a system designed by Congress to get people to buy things: “It’s cheaper in the long run for you to make an investment if you can pay it off faster,” Dickens says.

“That’s what’s interesting about depreciation,” he says. “It was used as a political lever.

Dickens says parts of the U.S. tax code, such as depreciation, were put in place to accomplish certain policies – investing in real estate, in this case.

“But we have to ask ourselves: at what cost? Has Congress struck the right balance? ” he says. “It’s hard to argue that people are taking unfair advantage of the tax code when Congress put it in place that way.”

Finding the right balance is important. Federal tax revenues go directly to the government’s general revenue fund, an account used to pay for almost all federal programs except Social Security and Medicare benefits, Dickens says.

“Almost everything you can imagine the federal government doing is funded by revenues which are largely income taxes,” he says.

Dickens has listed a dizzying array of services, including the military, parks services, the justice system, Medicaid, unemployment benefits, federal housing programs, small business loans, and farm finance, which are funded largely through tax revenues. And it’s not even half.

“If you show me the government budget, I could read for a week,” he said.

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Who is Broncos QB? COVID-19 exposure renders all active passers-by in Denver ineligible (report) Wed, 07 Apr 2021 23:17:43 +0000

Jeff Driskel’s positive COVID-19 test has sidelined the entire Broncos quarterback room.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles have all been considered close contacts and are not eligible to play against the Saints on Sunday afternoon. Neither quarterback was wearing a mask when they came into contact with Driskel.

At 6:45 p.m. Saturday night, the game was still going as planned. Schefter also reported the Broncos wouldn’t lose, so they’re going to have to get creative, but don’t expect John Elway, 60, to step down from the GM’s booth.

The 9 Denver Reports quality control coach Rob Calabrese led the offense on Saturday afternoon after the quarterbacks were taken off the training ground. The league has decided that he cannot be signed however, by Mike Klis, so we won’t see magic like the Toronto Maple Leafs get beaten by their own Zamboni driver back in February.

The Broncos could look to running back Royce Freeman or practice team wide receiver Kendall Hinton, who played a quarterback at Wake Forest from 2015 to 2019. Wide receiver Jerry Jeudy also offered his services on Twitter. Either way, looks like it’ll be someone that’s already on their roster.

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