Grads can actively seek out benefits for which they or their employers may be eligible. Unemployment relief, for example, may be available to students who have lost jobs, even if they were working part-time, and partial benefits may be available for those whose hours were reduced as a result of the virus. In addition to expanded unemployment insurance provisions, federal relief efforts include payroll support for businesses, direct cash support to all individuals, temporary suspension of student loan payments, and a pause on foreclosures and evictions for both homeowners and renters. Diverse state, local, and private benefits are popping up as well, such as childcare for a broader definition of emergency workers, and meals for children whose schools are closed. … [Read more...] about A COVID-19 recession could shrink the paychecks of the Class of 2020 for years
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What makes COVID-19 dangerous is its highly contagious nature and that asymptomatic transmission is possible. It’s a new strain of a known virus, thereby no immunity or vaccine is currently available. So far more than 800,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19, killing about 40,000 in over 160 countries around the world. While the mortality rate among infected persons is less than 1 percent, it’s still dangerous because it infects far too many. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Advance planning and strong networking required to fight the pandemic
When the coronavirus pandemic first began, there were rumors that black people were immune to COVID-19, and that this wasn’t a disease that would hit Africa, Odede says. Though Africa hasn’t been as hard hit as other continents, COVID-19 is now there; Kenya has 42 confirmed cases as of Monday, and Africa as a whole has more than 3,400. While some of those claims about immunity may have been made as jokes, it still sparked a threat that Africans may not take the situation seriously. “This is real,” he says. “Corona doesn’t understand if you are white or black.” And slums, he adds, with their close quarters, lack of sanitation, and absence of health facilities, are particularly vulnerable. “Social distancing is a privilege,” he says. … [Read more...] about What will coronavirus do to one of Africa’s largest slums?
Ford had planned to boost ongoing campaigns around its Escape and Explorer models with ads during March Madness but now had to alter its approach. VanDyke worked with his team, and ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, to quickly create two new ads that addressed the crisis, launching them just days later. In those spots, the company said that if customers were impacted by COVID-19 and were financing or leasing through Ford Credit, they should contact the company about payment relief. … [Read more...] about How Ford is balancing the company’s coronavirus action and brand advertising
"In fact, the total amount of refunds issued during F.Y. 2018-19 stands at Rs.1.42 lakh crore as compared to refunds of Rs. 1.26 lakh crore issued in the corresponding period of the immediately preceding year. This translates into an increase of 12.5% over the preceding year. The balance refund claims pertain to such cases as were either selected under scrutiny or awaiting response from taxpayers on defective returns or are under processing as the income tax returns claiming such refunds have been filed only in the past few months."Time to show-off your poker skills and win Rs.25 lakhs with no investment. Register Now! … [Read more...] about Income tax department holding back refunds amounting to thousands of crores