Monthly Archives: September 2021

The Feast of Clowns festival features murals and artwork highlighting Pretoria’s unique strengths and biodiversity

from Employee reporter 39m ago Share this article: shareTweetshareshareshareE-mailshare NOKWANDA NCWANE Pretoria – Murals to highlight Pretoria’s unique strengths and biodiversity will be back on the agenda this year when the annual Clown Festival returns. The festival, organized in collaboration with the Tshwane Leadership Foundation, opened with a wall art …

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Recycling isn’t always what they paint

From: Karla Díaz Although people have been promoting recycling for years as a measure suggesting a solution to the negative effects waste has on the planet, this premise may differ from reality. Recycling can be seen as a civic duty to counter our footprint on the planet. This is not …

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The Mastercard payment plan brings the BNPL moment

Providing consumers with more payment choices is key for merchants to make sales that they would otherwise have missed, and more often than not in recent times the bridge to those sales is made possible by the increasing use of buy now, pay later (BNPL). While PYMNTS research has pinpointed …

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Instant App-Based Loans Could Lead You To Debt Traps

The adoption of technology amid covid-19 in the Indian financial ecosystem is accelerating. Over the past 18 months, banks and NBFCs have quickly adapted to this change. At the same time, we have also seen a record increase in the launch of fintech applications in India. A recent study by …

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Off-grid solar is vital to economic prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa

It is imperative that African governments and policymakers prioritize off-grid solar energy to accelerate inclusive and sustainable economic development in a post-COVID-19 world. This is up to date Report from Bboxx and UCLs Engineering for International Development Center, Off-grid energy and economic prosperity. The report uncovers the abundance of evidence …

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Biodiversity tourism stands out in MP. the end

Madhya Pradesh is now becoming the first choice for those who want to see nature. The state has developed into a new place of natural beauty by combining wildlife tourism and biodiversity tourism. The habitat in which wild animals such as tiger, leopard, gharial, vulture, chital and barasingha live offers …

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Public PPP borrowers leverage the portal

In the first six weeks of operation, the US Small Business Administration says more than one million paycheck protection program borrowers have requested direct remittance through a new portal. Agency officials said the step highlights the effectiveness of the more streamlined process, introduced on August 4 to speed up approvals. …

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Microsoft and Sabic work together on Ocean Plastic Mouse

Microsoft Corp. introduced its first consumer electronics product made from recycled ocean-bound plastic, the Ocean Plastic Mouse. With a shell made from 20 percent recycled marine plastic, the new mouse symbolizes a focus on sustainability and the need to change the way materials are sourced rather than technological innovation, Microsoft …

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The Scientific Panel’s Scoping Report is instructive for the global transformation of food systems

Biodiversity, Conferences, Environment, Featured, Food and Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition, Food Sustainability, Green Economy, Headlines biodiversity DOMINICA, 09/24/2021 (IPS) – September 10thNS, on a sultry summer afternoon, three fishermen drove a van through the Castle Comfort housing estate in Dominica and blew hard on their clamshells – the traditional …

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New protection for high-quality nature reserves

The NSW government today announced the opening of nominations to identify and protect Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value (AOBVs) on private and public land across New South Wales. Environment Secretary Matt Kean said these new legal instruments will fill a conservation gap in New South Wales by preserving key landscapes …

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Student Loan Removal Services? Here’s how to prepare

When borrowers take out federal student loans, they don’t have the option to select their loan manager, or even move loan managers if they are not satisfied. However, recent upheavals in the student loan industry have created a situation where many federal borrowers will soon have a new service agent, …

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AECOM develops hydrogen-powered railways in central Italy to promote economic growth

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE) – AECOM (NYSE: ACM), the globally trusted infrastructure consultancy, announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Spanish renewable energy company Iberdrola and Italian partners Cinque International and Ancitel Energy and Environment to Italy’s historic Apennine diesel railroad with hydrogen trains. This project …

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Economic growth prospects continue to slow | Mandurah Mail

An indication of the future performance of the Australian economy suggests that despite an expected surge in activity from lockdowns in the two largest states, annual growth will remain just above the long-term average. The Westpac-Melbourne Institute benchmark index, which predicts the pace of economic activity in three to nine …

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River research reveals levels of macroplastic pollution

Plastic pollution has been clogging river systems for significantly longer than previously thought, new research from the University of Leicester shows. Macroplastics – or plastic litter larger than 5 mm – move through river systems much more slowly than previously thought, at an average speed of less than 0.01 km …

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Influenza vaccinations for students and employees

Influenza can be a serious, contagious respiratory disease. The best prevention against seasonal flu is to get an annual vaccination. This year, the flu shot is even more important. Vaccination against influenza helps to reduce the overall burden of respiratory diseases and to conserve health care resources. There are several …

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Species protection in Malaysia: NGOs are the focus of the global climate platform | Press releases | Asia

The Hornbill Award is Climate Governance Malaysia’s leading initiative to support NGOs. The partners of this initiative include corporate sponsors – Areca Capital, Astro, Better Malaysia Foundation, CIMB Foundation, Tenaga Nasional, Yayasan Hasanah, Yayasan Sime Darby), together with the accounting and consulting firm PwC as well as leading content and …

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Start-up combats plastic crisis with “infinite recycling”

A new Australian environmental technology start-up, supported by the Australian National University (ANU), will recycle plastic “infinitely” to solve the global plastic pollution crisis. Backed by Woolworths Group, Main Sequence venture fund, and ANU, Samsara uses new technology to break plastic down into its core elements and create new plastic. …

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ABC’s New Digital Mortgage Will Be Offered Direct

The big bank has confirmed that its new digital home loan product, Unloan, will be “focused on digital direct distribution to begin with.” The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has confirmed that its soon to be launched digital home loan Unloan (part of its expansion entity x15ventures) will primarily be …

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Compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for medical immigration exams

Related Practices and Jurisdictions Monday, September 20, 2021 As of October 1, 2021, each applicant must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for lawful permanent residence and other categories that require an immigrant medical exam. USCIS will implement this requirement by requiring proof of full vaccination status before a USCIS-approved civil …

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Good progress in tackling climate change in Doncaster

Two years later, since Doncaster declared a climate and biodiversity emergency, much has been done as we relentlessly take action to protect the planet. On Thursday, September 19, 2019, the entire council unanimously supported Mayor Ros Jones’ motion to declare a state of emergency and take quick and immediate action. …

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M&T Bank Shares Are Good Value Despite Recent Difficulties

The motley fool M&T Bank published disappointing second quarter results in July. Its struggles have recently depressed the stock, which means it could be a good time for investors interested in buying. Consumer loans are currently enjoying more momentum than commercial loans, and M&T is primarily a commercial lender. Its …

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Powell is approaching a recall in Stimulus: Eco Week

(Bloomberg) – Sign up for the New Economy Daily Newsletter, follow us @economics and subscribe to our podcast. US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell faces a communications challenge in the coming week as he attempts to cut incentives while trying to stave off speculation that such a shift predicts future …

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Nature reserves – Buraimi people want rich biodiversity

Buraimi – Buraimi Governorate is home to various natural areas with a rich biodiversity, but there are still no official nature reserves. The governorate’s environmental department is working to change this by studying and assessing several areas to propose them as nature reserves. Eng Nasser bin Hamoud al Yaqoubi, Director …

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COVID-19 Immunization Rates Are Rising In Eddy County

New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) officials hoped the rate of vaccinated residents in Eddy County would exceed 50 percent by October. On Friday morning, DOH said 46 percent of Eddy County’s residents had received a full COVID-19 vaccination and 56 percent had received at least one dose. New Mexico …

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Does the FAFSA cover summer school?

FAFSA assistance is not only applicable to the fall and spring semesters; you can also use it for summer. There is an annual maximum that you can take out in federal loans, which includes the summer semester. If you are able, taking a part-time job or a paid internship can …

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MLB requires COVID vaccinations for non-player team staff to gain access to the field in the off-season

Major League Baseball requires that non-player team members, including managers and coaching staff, be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to gain access to the pitch and other restricted areas this postseason, reports Ken Rosenthal of Athletic (Twitter Left). Currently unvaccinated employees must receive their first dose of the Moderna vaccine …

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