More than 10 million employees in France — one out of every two in the private sector — have been laid off during the coronavirus lockdown and are now benefiting from an extended indemnity program to weather the crisis, the government said Wednesday.”Today in France there are 10.2 million employees whose salaries are being paid by the state,” Labor Minister Muriel Penicaud told BFM television.Around 820,000 employers, or more than six in ten, have applied for a social security program that grants 84 percent of net pay for workers temporarily laid off because of a drop in business, a number that is increasing “day after day,”” she said. Topics : “It’s a considerable number, we’ve never done anything like it in our country,” she said.President Emmanuel Macron vowed that “no company would be abandoned to the risk of bankruptcy” when announcing the widespread business closures and stay-at-home orders implemented on March 17.His government last week raised its economic relief package to 110 billion euros ($120 billion) and extended the temporary layoffs program to individuals who employ nannies or cleaners who can no longer come to work.Penicaud said entire sectors of the economy have effectively been shut down, with nine out of ten workers in hotels and restaurants as well as in construction now unemployed. “We see how big a task it will be getting back to work after the confinement,” which the government plans to start lifting on May 11, Penicaud said.”The longer this crisis lasts, the harder it’s going to be afterward.”Also on Wednesday, the head of the state investment bank BPIFrance said nearly 40 billion euros in government-backed, low-rate emergency loans had been extended to businesses amid the coronavirus crisis — an average of 140,000 euros to some 251,000 businesses.”It’s practically certain that we’re going to go beyond 100 billion euros,” Nicolas Dufourcq told RTL radio.But business groups have warned that even with the loans and financial relief such as delayed payment of payroll taxes and other charges, thousands of small and midsize companies could be facing bankruptcy this year.
5 Castille Court, Isle of Capri.A SURFERS Paradise property that last changed hands for $99,000 has sold for $1.55 million.The late Kevin and Maureen Murphy bought the five-bedroom house at 5 Castille Court in 1976.This week it sold for seven figures – 15 times more than what they paid for it.Real Estate agent Robert Graham of Ray White Prestige Gold Coast took the Isle of Capri residence to auction earlier this week.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours ago 5 Castille Court, Isle of Capri. 5 Castille Court, Isle of Capri.The 789sq m fan-shaped block features a five-bedroom house with 25m of water frontage.The highest sale on Castille Court is $2.5 million for No. 1 in 2011.Isle of Capri is home to some of the most lavish mansions on the Gold Coast, yet the locale remains largely a sleepy residential community.The island also has a solid community of young professionals and families who are attracted by the central location and Surfers Paradise State School. read more
HealthLifestyleNewsRegional Guyana records increase numbers of HIV, TB cases by: – June 5, 2018 25 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana could eliminate the mosquito born malaria disease, a senior official of the Pan American/ World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) official said on Monday.“We see Guyanese cases falling from 45,000 (infected) every year to a mere 11,000 so it gives me hope that we can actually eliminate malaria with time. Barbados has done it so we should be able to,” PAHO/WHO country representative Dr William Adu-Krow told reporters.He made reference to the mosquito-borne disease as part of the continued push by the PAHO/WHO to tackle the big three major communicable diseases in Guyana- the other two being Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that can lead to AIDS, and tuberculosis.But while the country is reporting a decline in malaria cases, the situation is less encouraging for HIV. While its prevalence had been decreasing to a low of 1900 people taking anti-retroviral therapy in 2006, recent data shows an increase in new cases.“All of a sudden, new cases are rising which means people are just tired about hearing of HIV and they think it is no longer an issue but it is still an issue and we have to do something about it,” Dr Adu-Krow said.Statistics provided by Global Fund indicate that the number of people placed on anti-retroviral treatment for HIV increased from 3,800 in 2012 to 4,800 in 2016.Meanwhile, new tuberculosis cases are also on the increase, moving from 270 cases in 2007 to 2,210 in 2016.The PAHO/WHO official this is also the most expensive of all the diseases since the advent of multi-drug resistant strains.“We are getting more and more people getting to what we call resistant TB. Those cases are very difficult to treat and not only that, it cost about ten times more to treat those cases.”Multi-drug resistant TB cases develop when the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) can withstand the effect of the drugs. This has become about due to infected people not taking the full complement of medication. read more
Share NewsSports Morton, Willett out regional match by: – March 14, 2011 Tweet 31 Views no discussions Share HOSTS TRINIDAD and Tobago were within sight of an outright victory over the Leeward Islands during the rain-affected third day of the fifth Round WICB Regional Four Day Tournament clash at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain yesterday. Set a victory target of 183, Trinidad and Tobago lost out-of-form opener Justin Guillen for one, bowled by a delivery that kept low from off-spinner Justin Athanaze, but Lendl Simmons (16) and Sherwin Ganga (12) survived until tea, with the home team on 31 for one up until press time.Persistent drizzle forced a delay after tea, the second such stoppage for the day – play started 45 minutes late due to early morning rainfall. After tea on Saturday, the Leewards were rocked by a double-strike from fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, who removed Shane Peters (eight) and Garvin Williams (a second-ball duck) to close on 30 for two, 11 runs ahead – the stockily-built pair of Shane Jeffers and captain Steve Liburd were on 12 and six respectively.Jahmar Hamilton top-scored with 70 and Jason Peters added 33 but the spin trio of Amit Jaggernauth, Imran Khan and Ganga collected two wickets apiece to dismiss the Leewards for 201. Off-spinner Jaggernauth, the most experienced of the Trinidad and Tobago six-man bowling attack, removed Liburd to a caught and bowled chance, with the batsman advancing down the wicket in vain. Jeffers also offered a return catch to Jaggernauth, which the bowler gleefully accepted, to see the Leewards tottering at 48 for four.Hamilton and Jaison Peters consolidated to carry the Leewards to 93 for four at lunch, but Peters should have been back on his way to the pavilion shortly into the lunch-tea session, but Jaggernauth spilled a chance at slip off leg-spinner Khan. Peters was eventually dismissed by Emrit, in the first over of a new spell, cutting to gully to end a 64-ball stay, which featured six fours. Emrit was furious when Jaggernauth muffed another chance at slip, when Jacques Taylor was on nought, but Sherwin Ganga, with his fifth delivery of the innings, got the right-hander to prod to silly mid-on.Athanaze’s cameo of 23, off 34 balls with two fours and a six, ended when he was caught by Ganga, running in from long-on, off Khan, a delivery after lofting the spinner to the Gerry Gomez Media Centre. A similar fate occurred in Khan’s next over, when Hamilton (114 balls, six fours and two sixes) fell to a Ganga catch in the deep, after a six, the ball before, to the Learie Constantine Stand. With Tonito Willett absent, Anthony Martin was the last to go, stumped down the leg-side, leaving Garvin Tonge high and dry on a quick-fire 20.Source: By JOEL BAILEY, Carib Daily Photo Credit: ESPN Cric Info Sharing is caring! Share read more
ST. LEON, Ind. — Icy roads are being blamed for a rollover accident that hospitalized a Lawrenceburg woman yesterday.Indiana State Police say that Alisha L Haynes, 26, was traveling west on State Road 46 near St. Leon, when she lost control of her vehicle, which then left the roadway, struck a guardrail, and overturned down an embankment, ejecting Haynes from the vehicle.Haynes was transported to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Indianapolis, In. — The American Legion, Department of Indiana has named East Enterprise resident, Travis Griffith the 2018 Kindergarten through 6th grade Educator of the Year.Griffith was sponsored by Post 185, from the 9th District.“American Legion officers selected Griffith because of his continued work to educate the future of our state,” said 9th District Cmdr. William Scharold. “Unfortunately, our awardee, Travis Daniel Griffith passed away with his loving family by his side in March. He was only 46 years old and leaves behind 4 children and his wife of 21 years. Travis was loved by his students, fellow staff and parents.”The Educator of the year for Grades K-6 was born in Madison, Indiana and was raised in Switzerland County. After graduating high school, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Education. He started his teaching career as a fourth-Grade teacher at Cartmell Elementary School in Carrollton, Kentucky.He eventually moved back to Indiana in 1999 where he took a position as a 5th grade teacher at Switzerland County Elementary in East Enterprise, Indiana.He is also a member of the Classroom Teachers Association, the National Education Association and conducted project-based learning through the Indiana Department of Education.His wife, Amy Lynn Griffith was on hand to accept the award on his behalf.The American Legion, Department of Indiana honors local heroes in the fields of military service, law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical services, and educators every year in communities across Indiana. Learn more at www.indianalegion.org.The American Legion is comprised of more than 77,000 military service veterans who have served honorably during times of conflict in defense of their nation and has been active within Indiana since 1919. The Indiana American Legion has represented veterans from every major conflict since World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan within its membership. read more
RelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Neymar risks seven-game ban, Gonzalez 10 Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 Barcelona coach Quique Setien has stated that he would love to coach Neymar and would be “delighted” if the Brazilian returns to the club from Paris Saint-Germain.Barca tried to re-sign Neymar last year but were unable to agree a deal with French champions PSG, whom he joined for a world-record fee of 222 million euros ($264 million at the time) in 2017. An agreement may even harder to strike this summer given the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic, although reportedly Barcelona could offer players in exchange.“I would love to be able to coach him some day,” said Setien, speaking to beIN Sport on Friday night. “We are talking about an exceptional level. Fortunately I have already fulfilled one of my dreams, which was to coach (Lionel) Messi but I would be delighted if Neymar comes.”Neymar previously formed a successful attacking trio with Luis Suarez and Messi at Barcelona but the future of Suarez is uncertain.The 33-year-old has not played since January when he underwent surgery on an injury to his right knee, and Setien admitted he needs more time to regain full fitness with La Liga due to restart from its coronavirus-enforced suspension in the middle of next month.Asked if Suarez was fully fit, Setien said: “No, I think he’s in a good condition and has been working with the group. But we see that he lacks a bit of confidence. “He underwent an operation and after two months I would say he’s still recovering. But it’s clear that soon (he will be ready), I don’t know whether it will be two, three or four weeks.”Barcelona sit top of the table, two points ahead of Real Madrid.Tags: BarcelonaNeymar JrParis Saint-Germain read more
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 24, 2015 at 3:16 am Syracuse football has a three-to-one scheduling model, meaning one game every season is against an upper-tier Power Five conference team that is consistently a national contender, while the other three games are scheduled against weaker opponents.SU is just required to play at least one power conference team every season for its four-game nonconference schedule. The Orange’s first two nonconference games were against Rhode Island and Central Michigan. It’ll face No. 8 Louisiana State on Saturday.Should SU football schedule a series of weaker opponents for upcoming years?No, I want it to play challenging teams.Yes, that’s the only way it will make it to a bowl game.VoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comShould SU football schedule a series of weaker opponents for upcoming years? Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text read more
Syracuse University announced John Wildhack as its new director of athletics on Thursday. Wildhack left ESPN to come to SU after 36 years with the network.He sat with The Daily Orange and answered questions on change in college athletics, taking lessons from ESPN to SU and the student experience at games.The following is edited for clarity. The Daily Orange: In 1980, when it was a fledgling network, why ESPN?John Wildhack: Because they offered me a job (laughs). And I had graduated, and I was off the payroll. And I needed a job. I always loved sports … I actually interviewed in Rochester because ESPN was up for PBA, a professional bowlers event, Ellen Beckwith was the production executive who ultimately interviewed me and recommended me to be hired. I thought it’d be a great place, frankly, to get experience. I told my parents at the time I’d be there no more than three years. Obviously I’m not very good at keeping track of time.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe D.O.: What type of perspective did being there 36 years and seeing ESPN and Bristol, Connecticut rise from the ground up?J.W.: When you do that, I think there’s an incredible sense of pride, right, that you can have and your team can have. This is something we shepherded from conception to conclusion. I think that’s pretty neat.Things here, we’re in a really good spot here. … Now it’s fun, when you have really good success like that, how do you build on and sustain it and make it even better? Those are fun challenges to have and fun opportunities.The D.O.: Jim Boeheim said he didn’t think the role of the AD has changed all that much since he started at SU. Do you think it has changed and how has it changed?J.W.: Back in the 70s and 80s, a lot of the time, the AD was the football coach or the former football coach. It’s just like anything else: The world of college athletics has gotten more complex, just like our world is.You see people with more varied backgrounds rather than coming up through the coaching ranks and the coaching tree or what have you. The role, ultimately what our job is to take young people and provide them a world-class educational opportunity, support them to achieve their maximum athletically and when they leave here they can have success and be productive in whatever endeavor they choose. To Jim’s point, I think that was probably the goal 40 years ago and it’s certainly the goal today.The D.O.: Just a couple years ago, the athletic department faced the NCAA sanctions. How can you help SU progress from the scars of that process?J.W.: A lot of that has been resolved. Now, it’s important for us, one of the things that we’ll stress, we’re going to be as compliant a program as there is in the country. … To me that’s in the past and it’s, what are we doing in fall of 2016? That’s my focus.The D.O.: When you were at SU, it had a few different sports, including wrestling, swimming and gymnastics. Is adding a sport something you will look at down the road?J.W.: We might at some point. My own personal philosophy is we should not add a sport unless we are adequately prepared to compete and compete at a high level, as we’re doing now. Adding sports just to add sports, I’m not sure what that accomplishes.If we’re going to do something, let’s do it first class, let’s go all in and do so in a way that we can compete at a high level.The D.O.: Where do you see college athletics going in terms of broadcasting?J.W.: As new platforms, new technology’s come to market, we should look along the ACC to see where we can aggressively utilize those platforms to connect with Syracuse fans all over the world.I think ESPN3 is a good example of that. Broadband service, it’s got infinite capacity. We’ve been able to program so many thousands of hours of Olympic sports on ESPN3. And that’s all driven by broadband technology. Technology we should look at as our ally in terms of how we get more content out, we should use it as an ally in how we connect and engage with our fans.The D.O.: How much of a focus is improving the student experience at games and how much do you know about what Mark Coyle was working on with them about student activity fees and things like that?J.W.: I need to get up to speed on that, but our students are incredibly important … Students are important, really important. We need their support, as we do the entire community.The D.O.: How did ESPN stay ahead of other broadcasting and sports companies, and how can you apply those methods at SU?J.W.: I think we’ve always had a pretty entrepreneurial culture at ESPN, and it started that way out of necessity early on. … We’ve always embraced risk-taking. I think you need to do that. You can’t win all the time playing defense, you gotta take some chances. If something works, fantastic. If not, you learn from it. Maybe you can tweak it and it’ll work. Or, if not, hey, you tried it, it didn’t work. No harm, no foul.The D.O.: You’ve said before you and Dino Babers have to do a download of the football program to evaluate it. Coming in, what is one thing you can hone in on and say you want to improve?J.W.: It has to be built the right way. I look forward to getting with coach Babers. I like that he has a definitive system that he runs and he’s had success with both offensively and defensively. I think the brand of football that we play is, particularly on offense, very well suited for the Carrier Dome. Comments Related Stories For John Wildhack, Tuesday was a homecoming3 things John Wildhack said at his introductory press conferenceWhat John Wildhack’s hiring could mean for Syracuse: 6 experts weigh in5 things Daniel French and Rick Burton said about hiring John Wildhack as Syracuse’s Director of Athletics8 things to know about new Syracuse Director of Athletics John Wildhack Published on July 14, 2016 at 8:55 pm Contact Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+ read more
Vice Chancellor of the University of West Indies (UWI) Professor Hilary Beckles says regional governments are clearing arrears to the institution.During a press conference on Thursday at the UWI’s Cave Hill campus in Barbados, Beckles said progress is being made in recouping millions of dollars. He revealed the selection made by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders for Prime Minister Timothy Harris of St. Kitts Nevis to negotiate settlement of the receivables with fellow prime ministers was working well. “In the last four months, Prime Minister Harris has spoken to all the Prime Ministers. He has put in place a system where his office is engaging all of them to speak about how to get these receivables made available to the UWI.Significant strides made “So far he has made significant strides. A number of countries, especially in the Eastern Caribbean [have] paid significant blocks of revenue into to us as a result of his shuttle diplomacy,” Sir Hilary disclosed.Beckles noted that although Barbados is experiencing serious economic challenges, it is treating the money owed to the university as a national debt with a pledge never to renege on its financial obligation Performing assets accepted The Vice Chancellor noted that the methodology which the university had presented to the Government leaders proposed that where they could not give cash, performing assets would suffice to strengthen the UWI’s balance sheets and improve future revenues.“After his engagement with the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Prime Minister [Keith] Rowley, who is a great supporter of this… in fact, in that meeting with the heads, Prime Minister Rowley is one of those who said “we have to make good… our financial relations with the UWI.”Sir Hilary told reporters that Rowley also signed an agreement with the university to transfer a brand new state-of-the-art public hospital in East Trinidad as a performing asset.The UWI Vice Chancellor also said that other Caribbean countries are working through other strategies.He also disclosed that the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne has committed to writing a cheque every month for the next six months to the university. read more