Monthly Archives: September 2022

NSF grants research team $2.5 million for biodiversity project

University of Connecticut professor Lisa Park Boush and her research team have received a nearly $2.5 million award from the National Science Foundation for a project addressing the impact of climate change on functional biodiversity . The five-year research project, dubbed the Lake Tanganyika Drilling Project, involves studying three different …

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Aurora VA Clinic is offering special Saturday flu shots on October 1st and 15th

Aurora VA Clinic is offering Saturday flu shots on October 1st and 15th from 8am to 1:45pm Vaccinations are open to veterans enrolled in VA healthcare and CHAMPVA beneficiaries by appointment. “Flu cases increase when temperatures drop,” said Loretta Gorecki, the clinic’s acting nurse manager. “Early fall is the time …

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A new technique breaks down tough plastic efficiently

Polyethylene is one of the world’s most commonly used plastics, found in bottles and packaging films, but also one of the most difficult to degrade. By itself, polyethylene would take hundreds of years to fully decompose. Scientists have been working to address this problem as polyethylene waste clogs landfills and …

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LendingClub’s Digital Market Bank | FinTech magazine

The financial health crisis is here. People are suffering amid the rising cost of living and debts are rising as disposable incomes dwindle to cover the skyrocketing cost of living. Saving money and reducing expenses for millions of households around the world is now a necessity. Innovation in finance is …

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Relief rally in UK and US markets after Bank of England ‘calm down’

Investors rushed into US stocks and government bonds on Wednesday after UK assets rose sharply after the Bank of England intervened to calm the turmoil in the gilt market. The central bank announced on Wednesday that it would buy long-dated gilts in light of the recent “significant re-rating” of UK …

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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths prevented by SARS-CoV-2 vaccination within the first 6 months of vaccine availability

In a recently published study medRxiv* Preprint servers, researchers evaluated the effect of vaccination against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in the United States. Study: The Impact of COVID-19 Vaccination in the US: Averted Burden of SARS-COV-2-Related Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths. Credit: Siker Stock/Shutterstock background Until August 1stSt …

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Scientists discover lasers can turn plastic into diamonds

Aside from personal jewelry preferences, diamonds have an unmistakable allure. Part of that appeal is due to their relative rarity. After all, people have waged wars and committed crimes to get their hands on them. If you’ve seen the movie before blood diamondalso know about the disturbing history of slavery …

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HELOC and Home Equity Loan Rates September 26, 2022 | What to expect after the Fed rate hike

Editorial independence We want to help you make more informed decisions. Certain links on this page – clearly marked – may direct you to a partner website and allow us to earn a referral commission. For more information, see How we make money. Key points to remember Home Equity Loan …

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US economic growth forecast cut as inflation ‘remains high’: OECD

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) now expects the United States to grow more slowly this year and next, according to its September interim economic outlook report. According to the report, the United States is forecast to grow 1.5 percent in 2022 — a full percentage point drop …

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Eight locations in Konkan have potential for “Rocky Tide Pool” ecotourism.

The Konkan Coast has revealed a world of unusual species and provided Maharashtra with a wealth of ecotourism opportunities. Eight sites along the coast of Maharashtra – three in Sindhudurg district, namely Tambeldeg, Kunkeshwar and Bhogwe, while five sites in Ratnagiri district including Katghar, Hedvi, Kharviwada, Velas and Velneshwar – …

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Stay up to date on vaccinations

As the fall season begins, it’s important that we stay up to date with all of our vaccinations. Our keiki are back in school, activities and gatherings have resumed and the general aloha spirit has been rejuvenated since the pandemic. The best way to remain protected from many diseases is …

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SURFACE ONCOLOGY, INC. : Entering into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creating a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant (Form 8-K)

Section 1.01 Entering into a Material Definitive Agreement. On September 21, 2022, Surface Oncology, Inc. (the “Company”) has entered into a second amendment to the loan and guarantee agreement (the “Amendment”) with K2 Health Ventures LLC (together with any other lender from time to time party thereto, the “Lenders“) and …

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Asian stocks slide on day three on economic growth concerns

Markets around the world sold off on mounting signs that the global economy is slowing, while central banks are increasing the pressure with more rate hikes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at its low for the year on Friday. The S&P 500 fell 1.7%, close to its 2022 low. …

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Asia’s largest firms fail to connect the dots between biodiversity loss and corporate survival: study | News | eco business

Climate risk may have rocketed up the corporate agenda in Asia in recent years, but why biodiversity is important to business has yet to take root in the region’s boardrooms. Fewer than half of listed companies in Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore make more than a passing mention of …

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Prevea Health recommends flu and COVID-19 vaccinations, appointments available

Wisconsin (WEAU) – Prevea Health is promoting flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. According to a Prevea Health media release, Prevea Health encourages all eligible members of the community to get vaccinated against the flu and stay current on all COVID-19 vaccinations, including updated booster shots recently released by the Centers for …

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Alarming amount of microplastics found in fish – eating ‘a personal choice’

A large proportion of fish intended for human consumption may contain microplastics, scientists have found, with one expert saying that deciding whether or not to eat fish is a “personal choice”. According to an article published in the magazine Marine Pollution BulletinThree quarters of the fish caught off the coast …

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Lender expands reach to Hispanic home buyers

Certainly, the stress inherent in buying a new home is not limited to ethnicity or race. Still, making the process more accessible to Hispanic consumers helps alleviate some of that anxiety, Gauer explained: “First, for the Spanish-speaking community, imagine making the biggest purchase of your life – your home loan …

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Sanctions are 30% to 40% effective

Sanctions against Russia have been 30 to 40 percent effective, a former tax official told Reuters. But the sanctions will disrupt Russia’s economic growth for several years, Oleg Vyugin said. Russia’s tech industry will also face sanctions as it relies on foreign imports. Loading Something is loading. Western sanctions against …

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Studies show long-term effects of drought – Eurasia Review

With the effects of climate change, drought is becoming an increasing problem in many parts of the world. Michael Bahn, a researcher at the Institute of Ecology at the University of Innsbruck, has been involved in several studies on the effects of drought on ecosystems. These studies, recently published in …

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Addressing concerns about influenza vaccination and adverse events

Mitchel Rothholz, RPh, MBA: Are there any physician concerns about vaccination and co-administration of influenza vaccine with COVID-19 and other vaccines? Do you have any guidance you can provide to pharmacists to address a patient’s concerns about co-administration? Jeff Goad, PharmD, MPH: I don’t know if there’s still confusion out …

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Surfing survivors, friendly sharks and Alaskan plastic: the 2022 Ocean Film Festival | Wild vacation

TThis summer, many families took their first vacation abroad since the pandemic began. But as autumn rolls in and the cost of living crisis deepens, that week or two by the sea may soon be forgotten. So perfect timing for them Ocean Film Festival UK tour. Nell Teasdale, the tour …

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Debt troubles as UK public sector workers turn to buy now, pay later | Buy now, pay later

Experts have raised concerns that cash-strapped public sector workers are turning to controversial purchases now, repaying loans later after being turned down by traditional lenders. An analysis by the University of Edinburgh found that one in 10 public sector and NHS staff, initially turned down for a more conventional loan …

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Pennsylvania’s “sluggish” economic growth continues

(The Center Square) – The latest economic data shows a continuation of a trend for Pennsylvania: falling but above-average unemployment and higher prices than a year ago due to inflation. A new report from the Commonwealth Foundation finds that Pennsylvania lags behind the national average. “Pennsylvania’s economy remains a sluggish …

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The financial services sector plays a key role in halting biodiversity loss

The global financial services industry is playing a key role in halting biodiversity loss as investors become more aware of the major risks such a loss poses to businesses. Federated Hermes argues that there is an $800 million global biodiversity funding gap that the financial community can help bridge through …

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Is WILLIE ADLER’s COVID-19 vaccination status the reason he missed international LAMB OF GOD shows? PHIL DEMMEL answers

Last month Bloodstock Open Air feast, formerly MACHINE HEAD and current VIOLENCE guitarist Phil Demmel was asked by Total Rock if Willy AdlerThe reason is the COVID-19 vaccination status Phil has filled in for the LAMB OF GOD Guitarist for some of the Virginia metal band’s recent non-US concerts. He …

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Our plastic ocean at the Inverness fair

Reclaimed toys, action heroes and transformers reflect the under-disposal of children’s toys – the message is to CHANGE the habits and behavior of Hong Kong’s younger generation. An inspiring, thought-provoking and topical exhibition by an internationally award-winning photographer is currently on display in Inverness. Entitled Our Plastic Ocean, the exhibition …

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Elon Musk disagrees with study warning of collapse in economic growth before 2100 due to physical limits – Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Economic expansion cannot continue unchecked and physical barriers could soon end the current phase of development, according to a new analysis looking back to the 1972 report The Limits to Growth, shared on Twitter by the scientific journal Nature. Economic growth: how long? Investment and policy decisions are made on …

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Biodiversity paper leaves the cold again

From the Croft by Russell Smith As always, there is a lot going on in the crofting world. The Scottish Government has been soliciting views for its Biodiversity Strategy, due to be published in 2022, in recent months. The strategy is the starting point of a process leading to the …

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Inglewood is offering vaccination bonuses of $1000 each to employees

The Inglewood City Manager’s office is asking the council to allocate $674,000 in America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to provide one-time vaccination incentives during the regular Sept. 20 city council meeting. Based on the proposed figure of $674,000, they anticipate paying 674 employees, including part-time workers. Inglewood received $31 …

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Passions: Responsible Solutions – Hindustan Times

“We all know that greenwashing exists” By Ria Bose Ria says, “Rather than coming up with really better solutions, companies are blaming us.” For years, big corporations have been doing what they want at the expense of everyone around them, specifically the environment. We all know that greenwashing exists and …

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CONAGRA BRANDS INC. : Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Registrant Arrangement, Financial Statements and Supporting Documentation (Form 8-K)

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under a Off-balance sheet arrangement of a registrant. As stated earlier, on August 26, 2022, Trademarks Conagra, Inc. (the “Company”) has entered into a term loan agreement (the “Term Loan Agreement”) with Farm Credit Services of AmericaPCA, as administrative …

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Reset recurring revenue? | White & Case srl

As Tech Sector Cools and Macro Headwinds Strengthen, Lenders Reassess Recurring Revenue Lending After a year of searing moves in the tech sector, markets cooled in 2022 as inflation and rising rates prompted many investors to favor investments in safe-haven asset classes. Global M&A activity in the technology, media and …

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Ruto’s political reforms can stimulate early economic growth and quick wins

columnists Ruto’s political reforms can stimulate early economic growth and quick wins Friday 16 September 2022 President William Ruto addresses Kenyans after taking the oath of office September 13, 2022 at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG The accession of William Ruto as Kenya’s President …

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Assessing global biodiversity with ears on the ground, NASA’s eyes on the sky

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana – Purdue University professor Bryan Pijanowski’s research team will be working in some wild and remote locations around the globe over the coming year. Pijanowski’s sound source surveyors are equipped with microphones, headphones and parabolic reflectors to efficiently collect sound waves from the natural world. Their tools …

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New COVID vaccine flyers and infographics for dental practices made possible by government funding

The latest government data shows that in July 2022, unvaccinated people were 2.6 times more likely to contract COVID-19, three times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19, and 3.6 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than individuals who were vaccinated with at least one primary series. Meanwhile, reports …

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UMass Dartmouth Opens New $1.2M Biodegradation Laboratory – New Bedford Guide

“The lab, established through a collaboration between Commonwealth and private partners, will study the biodegradation of plastics in the environment. UMass Dartmouth recently opened its newest state-of-the-art research, learning and product development laboratory at the School for Marine Science & Technology. The Biodegradability Laboratory supports the development of biodegradable and …

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Reverse Mortgage Advisor Highlights Origination Issues to Resolve

Reverse mortgage counseling is an important part of the process of the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program sponsored by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and although the industry and regulators have done much to past years to solve the persistent problems, there are still some problems that need to …

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Empire State Development announces application windows

Startups from around the world are encouraged to apply if their technology uses optics, photonics or imaging The OPI Accelerator competition is supported by Finger Lakes Forward – the region’s comprehensive strategy for revitalizing communities and growing the economy ROCHESTER, NY, Sept. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Empire State Development …

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We must think globally and act locally to meet future timber demand – Stuart Goodall

As I have said many times, the UK is the second largest net importer of timber in the world after China. In general, we have also always adopted a worldview – we have recognized an interest and responsibility for what is happening beyond our borders. In the face of global …

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New COVID Vaccines in Champaign, Macon Co.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS, Ill. (WCIA) – New COVID-19 vaccines are now available in Champaign and Macon counties. Following approval by the Food and Drug Administration and recommendation by the CDC, new vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are rolling out across the country. The difference between these vaccines and those given a …

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Morning News Call – India, September 12

To access a PDF version of this newsletter, please click here https://share.refinitiv.com/assets/newsletters/Indiamorning/MNC_IN_09122022.pdf If you would like to receive this newsletter by email, please sign up at: https: // solutions.refinitiv.com/MNCIndiaSubscriptionpage INDIA TOP NEWS • India says it has discovered fraudulent shell companies with links to China Indian authorities announced on Sunday …

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Creating further economic growth in the top-end region

The Territory Labor Government and the Top End Regional Economic Growth Committee have released a long-term plan to stimulate the economy, increase job opportunities and improve quality of life in the Daly, West Arnhem, Top End Rural and Unincorporated and Tiwi Islands areas. The plan came from the Territory Economic …

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The world’s least protected biome

The Eastern Cape has been plagued by grassland degradation since the mid 1990s. Research from 1995 indicates that the Ciskei and Transkei areas, largely farmed and grazed by settlers, are particularly vulnerable. The grassland biodiversity in South Africa is considered one of the most endangered biomes. Factors affecting grassland degradation …

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Questions and Answers: What Oklahomans should know about bivalent COVID vaccines | local news

Oklahomans have shared questions before newly recommended bivalent COVID-19 vaccines arrive here. Among beneficiaries statewide, about 61% have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Who is Eligible? The bivalent vaccines are approved for people aged 12 and over who have already received at least one mRNA injection …

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Pollution Solution – Los Alamos Reporter

Ocean scene from Genevieve BY GENEVIEVE AND MILLYBoy Scout Troop 10074 Pollution enters our oceans. Pollution can include sewage, chemicals and fertilizers, but one of the main problems is plastic. Plastic doesn’t decompose. So if it ends up in our ocean, it could stay there forever. Plastic is everywhere and …

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Financial industry drives economic growth

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Scientists solve mysteries of Mount Everest’s wildlife using eDNA

This study was the first comprehensive eDNA biodiversity survey conducted on Mount Everest. From just 20 liters of water collected in one of the harshest environments on Earth, researchers find evidence of 187 taxonomic orders. A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Appalachian State University …

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NCL fights plastic pollution with new partnership – Travel Weekly

Norwegian cruise line (NCL) is partnering with Take 3 for the Sea in Australia to support the organization’s work to reduce plastic pollution in Australia’s oceans. Take 3 for the Sea is a non-profit organization fighting litter pollution that is campaigning for everyone to take 3 pieces of litter with …

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Cushman & Wakefield and Greystone Strengthen Joint Multi-Family Platform with Addition of Premier Financing Team in Denver | United States

DENVER, Colo. – September 8, 2022 – Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate services company, and Greystone Servicing Company LLC, a leading national commercial real estate finance company, jointly announced that an experienced equity, debt and structured finance (EDSF) led by Vice President Craig Branton, MS joined the …

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European soils hold potential for stronger climate action — European Environment Agency

The EEA briefing “ground coal” provides an overview of carbon stocks and greenhouse gas emissions from Europe’s organic and mineral soils, based on 2019 data. EU Member States reported carbon loss from organic soils, equivalent to about 108 megatons of carbon dioxide (Mt CO2) emissions in 2019. In the same …

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Researchers identify antibodies that could make coronavirus vaccines obsolete – ScienceDaily

A scientific breakthrough from Tel Aviv University: A team of researchers from the university has shown that antibodies isolated from the immune system of recovered COVID-19 patients effectively neutralize all known strains of the virus, including the Delta and Omicron variants. According to the researchers, this discovery could eliminate the …

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City of Goleta wants to ban single-use plastic and Mylar balloons

The city of Goleta will ban the sale and distribution of certain single-use products made of plastic, polystyrene and Mylar balloons through June 2023, city officials announced Wednesday. City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to pass one of the most comprehensive plastic pollution reduction guidelines, titled Plastic Waste Reduction Regulations …

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CIT provides $100 million in funding to Stonegate Capital

NEW YORK, September 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CIT, a division of First Citizens Bank, today announced that the Specialty Finance unit of its Asset based lending supplied company $100 million in financing to Stonegate Capital, a middle market asset-based lender primarily focused on vertical and opportunistic consumer credit. Stonegate Capital, …

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Promoting economic growth through development initiatives – New Telegraph

The development finance initiatives of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have played a key role in helping the country record seven consecutive quarters of real gross domestic product (GDP) following the 2020 COVID-19-induced recession, TONY CHUKWUNYEM writes Although the latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data released by the National …

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Consequences of human activity in the mighty ocean

Climate change poses an extreme threat to Africa and other parts of the world, where they experience negative impacts such as increased temperatures, landslides, drought, crop failures and floods. These impacts can be seen in the world’s oceans, where storm intensity and rising sea levels have exacerbated coastal degradation. A …

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UK taxpayer clinging to billions lost on Covid business loans

More than £1billion in taxpayer-funded loans made under the UK government’s Covid ‘bounce-back’ scheme have been identified as potentially fraudulent, official data showed on Monday. UK banks have also claimed or received £3.8billion in public funds to cover defaults under the scheme – a sign of the vast sums that …

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OPEC+ surprises energy markets with a small production cut

The OPEC logo on a sign at the group’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images A group of some of the world’s most powerful oil producers agreed Monday on a small production cut from next month, surprising energy markets at a time of significant turmoil. OPEC …

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The monkeypox outbreak may be slowing in the US, but health officials are advising caution

Updated September 2, 2022 at 6:23 p.m. ET More than three months after the monkeypox outbreak in the United States, a welcome phrase is slipping from the lips of the health officials steering the country’s response: cautious optimism. The change in tone reflects “recent signs the growth rate is slowing,” …

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Top Headlines: Indian Economic Growth To 2029, ED Raids Paytm & More

India expected to become third largest economy by 2029: SBI report India is likely to become the country’s third-biggest economy by 2029 – up seven places from 2014, when the country was 10th, according to a report by the State Bank of India on Saturday. India is currently …

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Soaring interest rates prompt ICS Mortgages to take a cautious approach to new loans – The Irish Times

Dilosk, the first lender to enter the Irish mortgage market after a string of exits in the wake of the property crash, has held back – for now, at least – just as new home lending is on track this year to hit highs. levels last seen in 2008. The …

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Polio immunization rate for 2-year-olds in the Monroe area is 31%

Only 31% of 2-year-old children in the Monroe zip code were vaccinated against polio at a time when the dangerous virus was known to be circulating among unvaccinated people in the area. The state Department of Health and Human Services released polio immunization rates for Orange County ZIP codes Friday, …

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch Paradox >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

The Ocean Cleansing is a non-profit organization that develops and scales technology to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Her focus was on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP), an area between Hawaii and California that represents the world’s largest accumulation of marine plastic. Shaped and sustained by currents, The …

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