Put out the china, stop the plastic, activists advise restaurants

ALBANY – Get out the real cutlery and glasses and hold the plastic utensils. That’s the subject of a new free guide an environmental group has released to advise restaurateurs on how to reduce their plastic use. “Restaurants, in particular, have a huge role to play in addressing our plastic …

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Zest AI and Origence Partner to Integrate Powerful AI into Origence Arc OS Lending System

Origence will integrate Zest AI’s Model Management System (MMS) credit scoring technology into the automated underwriting module of its consumer lending platform – arc OS (formerly Lending 360) – providing Origence’s credit union partners with a unparalleled automated decision making and more accurate credit scoring methods. Credit underwriting with Zest …

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The Ballymoney pilot underscores the importance of locally led initiatives to improve biodiversity

Protecting our local environment must start with action on the ground, and at their recent open house, the Ballymoney EIP Community Group showcased some of the locally led work that has been done to protect the Ballymoney Stream catchment and everyone who lives in it. Entitled ‘Protect, Restore, Enjoy’, the …

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Few parents intend to vaccinate very young children against Covid

Barely a month after the Food and Drug Administration approved Covid-19 vaccines for very young children, the prognosis that large numbers of them will actually get the vaccine looks bleak, according to a new survey of parents released on Sept Published Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. which has monitored …

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Single-use plastics: The concept of the circular economy for companies

edie readers can access a new in-depth report outlining how companies can make their operations, value chains, products and services more circular to reduce single-use plastics and create a world without waste. The ebb and flow of the global, concerted effort to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastics through the adoption of …

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ORIGENCE PROVIDES RECORD NUMBER OF LOANS TO CAISSES FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE QUARTER IN 2022 | New

Irvine, Calif., July 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Origina brand of CU Direct, today announced that it provided a record amount of loans to credit unions through its lending platforms in the second quarter of 2022. Credit unions funded a record 1.3 million loans through the Origence LOS consumer and …

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If this week’s Q2 GDP report is negative, is this really a recession?

The Federal Reserve is expected to continue its anti-inflation campaign by aggressively raising interest rates at its Wednesday meeting, but Thursday could bring news that the US economy has contracted for a second straight quarter. Normally, two negative quarters of GDP are taken as a sign that we have entered …

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All members of Orioles’ 40-man roster now vaccinated against COVID-19 – Baltimore Sun

The last time the Orioles made the trip to face their American League East rivals, the Toronto Blue Jays, two key members of the team were unavailable. Outfielder Anthony Santander and left-hander Keegan Akin were suspended for missing the trip to Canada. Now, with Baltimore finding themselves in a wildcard …

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How the plastics industry used the pandemic to its advantage plastics

TThere are only two reasons why the plastics industry will change, a polymer scientist once told me: war or legislation. Companies along the plastics value chain have faced a range of environmental and health crises, from poison scandals to marine plastic litter to the climate emergency. Each of these crises …

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China’s smaller regional banks are crumbling due to the economic slowdown

These lenders, often fueling shadow banking, have accumulated bad debts, but challenges multiplied after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country’s economic growth New Delhi: The banking crisis in the Chinese province of Henan could only be the tip of the iceberg. The crisis has been brewing for years, particularly among …

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Arbor S Realty Trust Schedules

UNIONDALE, NY, July 22 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (:ABR), today announced that it is expected to release its second quarter 2022 financial results before market open on Friday, July 29, 2022. The company will hold a conference call to review the results at 10:00 a.m. …

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Collins, Cantwell Bill for the Restoration of the Natives…

Washington, D.C – The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources promoted the Native Plant Species Pilot Program Actbipartisan legislation introduced by US Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) to encourage the use of native plants. To conserve biodiversity and take advantage of the numerous benefits of local …

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New AI software can make proteins that could be useful as vaccines or cancer treatments

Scientists have developed artificial intelligence software that can create proteins that could be useful as vaccines, cancer treatments, or even tools to remove carbon pollution from the air. This research, reported today in the journal Science, was led by the University of Washington School of Medicine and Harvard University. The …

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British Columbia veterinarian plans to eliminate millions of pieces of plastic from Canadian clinics

An estimated 2.7 million plastic syringes and needles and several million prescription pill bottles could be saved each year in Canada if each of its animal hospitals took the same steps as a BC vet. As of October 2021, Jocelyn Marsh has been running the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital where …

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Hall Structured Finance Refis New Jersey Hotel with $46 Million Loan – Trade Observer

A joint venture between Hampshire Societies and Flagship companies secured a $45.5 million debt package to refinance a Marriott-brand hotel in northern New Jersey, Commercial Observer has learned. Hall Structured Finance (HSF) provided the first bridge mortgage on the JV’s Hotel MC in Montclair, NJ, which operates under the flag …

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Economic growth stagnates as record inflation continues

Housing increasingly constrained by high mortgage rates, slowing economy WASHINGTON, July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Amid record inflation and higher interest rates, real GDP growth expectations for full-year 2022 and 2023 were revised down in July on slowing consumer spending and a downward revision of corporate investment data, the July …

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Biodiversity, resilience crucial for agriculture | Grain

DODGEVILLE, Wisconsin – Standing on a hilltop near Dodgeville, attendees at a University of Wisconsin Grasslands 2.0 meeting were asked to describe in a few words their impressions of three landscapes from their vantage point — an alfalfa field, a corn field and an oak savannah. The words, which they …

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Adjusting vaccinations to new census numbers corrects obvious errors but lowers rates for the city

A municipal dropbox will be set up to receive 2021 census forms. (Photo: Electoral Commission) Updated Cambridge population figures based on the 2020 census have reduced the city’s Covid-19 vaccination performance, with slightly lower vaccination percentages overall but larger falls in vaccination coverage for some age and racial and ethnic …

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The ReSea project is calling on food and beverage companies to help clean up the oceans

ReSea project is a Danish company that removes plastic from oceans and rivers and claims to have removed 1.4 million kilos of plastic from oceans and rivers in the last year. Operating out of Southeast Asia, the company works with major brands that are able to promote their sustainability credentials …

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It took the Tories a leadership race to admit they’ve ruined the economy conservative leadership

AAfter years of division, the unexpected sudden arrival of unity should be cause for celebration. It has long been accepted by opponents of the government that 12 years of Tory rule was a disastrous combination of stagnation and decline, so it is to be welcomed that contenders for the Conservative …

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Released wild bison in landmark project to tackle climate crisis amid rising UK temperatures

One of the bison before its release in the woods of Kent (Sally Smith) Bison are big. At nearly two meters tall and over three meters long, they are Europe’s heaviest living land animal and have not inhabited the UK for around 6,000 years. But times are changing. A small …

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The Potential of Circular RNA COVID-19 Vaccines

A number of new strategies to combat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as well as other future virus pandemics are being explored. This includes the use of new antigens, adjuvants and delivery systems. A new MedComm Journal study describes potential use of circular ribonucleic acid (circRNA) COVID-19 vaccines. To learn: Circular …

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How much plastic is in the ocean?

According to some estimates, the oceans, which contain 97% of the world’s water, keep the earth alive. Over a billion people rely on it as their primary source of protein, and we depend on it to control our climate and absorb CO2. It is believed that a large proportion of …

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“Demand for CV financing should hold, expect clients to absorb high interest rates”

Although rising inflation alone does not have a direct impact on demand for passenger or utility vehicles (CVs) or two-wheelers, a moderate slowdown in the pace of economic growth has the potential to keep purchasing demand muted, says Umesh Revankar, vice president and managing director of Shriram Transport Finance Company …

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Sid Valley Biodiversity Group: Vampire Plants

Released: 5:00 p.m. July 16, 2022 Ed Dolphin writes for the Herald on behalf of the Sid Valley Biodiversity Group. Ed Dolphin, Sidmouth Arboretum – Photo credit: Ed Dolphin Most plants make their own food using the sun’s energy, but there are plants that steal food by sucking the juices …

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Shingles and measles vaccines may protect against severe COVID-19, new research suggests

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Here’s an unexpected bonus that could come from staying up to date with immunizations. Current studies show that common vaccines such as those against shingles and measles can protect against severe COVID-19. Previous research has suggested that certain vaccines – including tuberculosis and flu vaccines – may …

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Would you like to clean sea coasts? Register for the nationwide movement

The Coastal Cleanup operation will be carried out on 75 beaches with 75 volunteers for every kilometer of coastline. The program is preceded by a 75-day citizens’ campaign Efforts are also being made to collect scientific data and information on marine litter in various matrices such as coastal waters, sediments, …

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EU raises Hungary’s GDP growth forecast for 2022 to 5.2%

Photo by Feng Yu/Shutterstock.com The European Commission raised its forecast for Hungary’s GDP growth this year to 5.2% in a summer forecast released on Thursday, according to a report by state-run news service MTI. The forecast was raised from 3.6% in the spring forecast released in May. The European Commission …

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Low demand for Covid vaccines for young children alarms doctors

POLITICO contacted each state, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to ask how many of the recently approved Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech vaccines were on order, and 38 jurisdictions provided this data. Several of the states that said they had some of the lowest orders relative to their under-5s also …

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What the controversial 1972 Limits to Growth report got right – New Hampshire Bulletin

In the 1970s, an environmental audit was started in the United States. Spurred on by growing public concern, companies and national leaders made commitments to protect resources and created new laws and agencies to spearhead these efforts. In the midst of these discussions, a group of researchers at MIT addressed …

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National parks neglect conservation to focus on visitors, Queensland study finds national parks

Managers of cash-strapped national parks have put spending on visitor facilities ahead of environmental protection, a Queensland study has found. James Cook University researchers have surveyed managers from 41 protected areas across the state for years and say all are suffering the effects of inadequate, shrinking budgets. The result was …

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White House emphasizes vaccines, boosters and testing for BA.5 subvariant coronavirus

Citing the fast-spreading subvariant of the Omicron BA.5 coronavirus, which now accounts for the majority of U.S. cases, the White House said Tuesday it will review the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, boosters, treatments and – Ensure tests to combat the disease. “Currently, many Americans are under-vaccinated, which means they are …

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Hold the plastic! City rules on single-use groceries come into effect after a long delay

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Your lunch menu is about to change. After a long delay caused by the pandemic, the city’s ban on foamboard lunch boxes along with single-use food, beverages and other plastic serviceware is set to go into effect on September 6 — and restaurants are bracing themselves. According …

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Rising interest rates mean Upstart is ‘funding constrained’

Hello and welcome to Protocol Fintech. This Monday: The Change in Interest Rate Mood, Lael Brainard on Crypto Risk, and Sam Bankman-Fried Sees Bottom. out of the chain You probably had a better friday than Google’s Corey duBrowa, whose Twitter account spent most of the day claiming the vice president …

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The Eurozone is focused on inflation as the economic outlook will deteriorate

A symphony of light illuminates the south facade of the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, December 30, 2021. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/ Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com to register BRUSSELS, July 11 (Reuters) – Euro-zone finance ministers on Monday will warn that battling inflation is …

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Antigua and Barbuda represented on the Biodiversity Policy Platform

Marine biologist representing Antigua and Barbuda at the IPBES 9 plenary session in Germany. (photos contributed) – Advertisement – By Makeida Antonio [email protected] Ruleo Camacho, a resident marine biologist, recently represented the country on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Lectures were held July 3-9 at …

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Increase in immunization numbers reduces COVID-19 deaths in TN: health minister

There have been no COVID-19 deaths in Tamil Nadu due to the surge in immunizations and that was a consolation amid rising cases, Minister of State Ma Subramanian said on Sunday. After inspecting the mega vaccination camp here, which is being held across Tamil Nadu, the Minister of Health and …

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The Fiji Times » Dealing with our waste

This week an article caught my eye that interested me. The headline was “Waste Management”. In the opinion piece, Amitesh Deo, the director and CEO of Waste Recyclers Fiji Ltd, spoke about the need to move from the idea to cleaning campaigns, which he says literally mean moving waste from …

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The Iranian economy is growing, but so is Iranian discontent

Iran’s economy is growing at an impressive rate, but daily strikes and protests have become the norm. The benefits of growth do not seem to trickle down to the Iranian people, even as runaway inflation continues to depress the value of their wages. The likely beneficiaries of growth are less …

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Kildare’s Wildlife Watch: Kilcullen Biodiversity Survey

There is a purple wildflower appearing in grasslands around our community this month, Self Healing (Duán ceannchosach as Gaeilge). This is a native wildflower that is also a perennial, meaning it can live longer than two years. Self-heal is a low-growing plant, reaching a height of up to 20 cm, …

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Review of Credible Personal Loans | the ascent

Main advantages Check rates from multiple lenders at once The main appeal of using Credible is to compare personal loan rates from multiple lenders. Concretely, to do so without having to fill out half a dozen different prequalification requests. Instead, you can fill out a single application and potentially see …

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Coronavirus immunizations fall further in Attleboro area | Coronavirus

Coronavirus vaccinations in the region have fallen to their lowest since The Sun Chronicle began tracking the numbers 11 months ago. Only 37 people in Sun Chronicle’s 10 community coverage area were fully vaccinated in the week ended July 7th. In the previous week there was the second lowest number …

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Feds are considering phasing out single-use plastics

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it would consider restricting the government’s use of single-use plastics, a move the Greens call “promising.” The General Services Administration is looking public feedback on a proposed rule that could phase out some single-use plastics used in the agency’s government contracts, a move …

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BENSON HILL, INC. : Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Registrant Arrangement, Financial Statements and Exhibits (Form 8-K)

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant. On June 30, 2022 (the “Borrowing Date”), Benson Hill, Inc. (the “Company”) and its directly or indirectly wholly-owned subsidiaries Benson Hill Holdings, Inc., BHB Holdings, LLC, DDB Holdings, Inc., Dakota Dry Bean …

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Senator Ryan Aument: CNI tax reform will bring Pa economic stability and mobility.

The American Dream promises that hard work means success and a more prosperous future. But amid historic inflation rates, intrusive government regulation, high taxes, bureaucratic bureaucracy, and other government-imposed obstacles, the American Dream seems increasingly out of reach for millions of people. That’s certainly the case in Pennsylvania, which has …

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Montreal is hosting COP15. That’s why Canadians should take care of it

Canadians should pay close attention to what some optimistic forecasters are already calling the “Paris moment” for nature—and not just because we’re hosting. December’s UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) summit, or COP15 for short, has been relocated to Montréal from Kunming, China. Countries will seek to agree on a …

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Monkeypox vaccination event in Fulton County

The event will take place on Saturday, July 9th. FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — The Fulton County Health Department will host an event in an effort to combat monkeypox cases Monkeypox vaccination event on Saturday, July 9th. The event requires registration only for men who have sex with men and have …

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The race to build a truly CO2-neutral car is on

And then there’s Kia, which has been working with NGO The Ocean Cleanup to develop and scale technology to rid the ocean of plastic. We’re back to my skepticism about putting a smattering of ocean plastic in your next car, but Kia has gone much further. It has developed a …

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7 Student Loan Refinancing Myths Busted – Forbes Advisor

Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. If you’ve never refinanced a student loan before, the process can seem a bit daunting. To make matters worse, the information you find on the internet can …

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Clarington’s economic development strategy to balance ‘small town charm’ with massive growth

preferred region How does this work? By Glen Hendry Published on July 5, 2022 at 2:05 p.m How do you balance the needs of one of Ontario’s fastest growing communities with the desire of its residents to retain the country charm and “small-town feel” they currently enjoy? That is what …

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Sustainable by Nature Continuation – Our Portfolio Biodiversity Footprint

Such understanding requires conducting regular research. A little over a year ago we presented our biodiversity roadmap. We have assessed our dependencies and impacts on nature – specifically our water and deforestation risks. In our latest research, we present insights into determining a biodiversity footprint. This complements work on our …

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The top 25 counties with the highest COVID-19 immunization coverage in Virginia

(STACKER) – The United States hit over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and nearly 87.6 million COVID-19 cases as of July 1, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 66.9% of the population is fully vaccinated and 47.8% of those vaccinated have received booster doses. Stacker has compiled a list of counties …

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Marine Conservation: An overview of pollution from ocean discharges and international laws to combat it

Despite their immense importance to our well-being, humans have ruthlessly polluted the world’s oceans by discarding vast amounts of plastics and toxic substances from industrial activities. Pollution from landfill not only refers to the intentional dumping of waste and toxins by ships and vessels at sea, but is also …

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Top 5 Florida Car Title Lenders for Bad Credit in 2022

Tired of searching for the right title lender in Florida? Your fight is finally over! We have collected information on the top 5 lenders that will provide you with everything you need. 1. Compacom Title Loans Compacom is an open online platform that helps Americans make better decisions every day. …

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The NFL works with Contract with Black America to strengthen economic equality

The National Football League today announced its partnership with the Contract with Black America Institute, an economic inclusion-focused initiative led by artist and entrepreneur O’Shea Jackson, also known as Ice Cube. The CWBA-NFL partnership reinforces the NFL’s commitment to increasing economic justice and partnerships with Black-owned businesses. The collaboration is …

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Aaditya-The New Indian Express says resistance to Aarey Metro is aimed at protecting Mumbai’s biodiversity

Through PTI MUMBAI: The green lung Aarey, former Maharashtra environment minister and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, said on Sunday that opposition to the project was to save the metropolis’ biodiversity. He said leopard sightings are daily in Aarey, a forested patch of land bordering Sanjay Gandhi National Park to …

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British scientists warn urgent need for action on vaccines to stave off autumn Covid wave | Coronavirus

Health authorities must act urgently to prepare for an autumn that could see further waves of Covid-19 cases spreading across the UK. That’s the clear warning from scientists and doctors after last week’s numbers revealed another dramatic rise in cases. In the week ending June 24, more than 2 million …

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Plastic-eating bacteria offer hope for recycling

Placeholder when loading item promotions Our lakes, rivers and oceans are increasingly clogged with plastic, plus trillions of microscopic fragments of it, from all the useful and disturbingly durable products made possible by the petroleum industry. This flood of waste has grown exponentially over 60 years. Approximately 10 million tons …

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Yes Bank Hikes MCLR; How much will EMIs for home loans and car loans increase? Check here

Leading private lender Yes Bank raised its MCLR rates. The marginal cost of lending rate, or MCLR, a key point in deciding loan interest, has been increased, the bank said in a statement. Yes Bank’s new MCLR rates have already gone into effect, according to a note on the lender’s …

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Tiffin sees new economic growth

TIFFIN, Ohio (WTVG) – Economic development is increasing across the region and now Tiffin has a major new project on the books. A fifth specification building is currently under construction as companies seek usable space immediately. Companies need space and don’t want to wait for it. Enter Tiffin and try …

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Free vaccinations and booster shots available throughout the city

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Multiple locations will be available for first and second dose COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots next week. City-County Public Health District immunization clinics are closed Monday, July 4th for July 4thth the July bank holiday but will reopen on Tuesday 5th July. However, the clinics at …

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Gov. Newsom signs legislation to reduce harmful plastic pollution to protect communities, oceans and animals

New California law requires all packaging to be recyclable or compostable, significantly reducing plastic use The legislation strengthens the state’s recycling system and shifts the burden of plastic waste from Californians to the plastics and packaging industries SACRAMENTO — On the same day the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the …

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Not your typical non-profit lender

Sponsored: A Unique Approach to Small Business Lending (From the hip) | A photo of Chris Myers, CEO of B:Side Capital. By B:Side Capital has served Colorado businesses for over 30 years and is now excited to expand its impact in Utah in partnership with lenders. | June 30, 2022, …

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Powell says economic growth is likely to slow as pressures to de-globalize increase

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said he thought it was “fairly likely” that forces of deglobalization would increase, leading to a more fractional new normal characterized by higher inflationary pressures, lower productivity and slower economic growth. Powell made the comments June 29 during a panel discussion at the European Central …

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#LCAW2022: Biodiversity – a natural concern

To celebrate London’s Climate Action Week, this article appears as part of IFA Magazine’s editorial campaign during the week, which aims to highlight key issues, news and views on climate change. Written by Joe Yallop, Parmenion Investment Analyst We depend entirely on the Earth’s ecosystems to provide the food, clean …

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Acute COVID-19 and vaccinations induce cross-reactive antibody responses in breast milk

As of June 28, 2022, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has infected over 545 million people and caused over 6.3 million deaths worldwide caused. To learn: Broad cross-reactive IgA and IgG against human coronaviruses in milk induced by COVID-19 vaccination …

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Aquaman speaks out at the UN conference on the world’s oceans

Hollywood actor Jason Momoa is taking his role as Aquaman, protector of the deep oceans, off screen. While attending a UN conference in Portugal, Momoa was named the UN Environment Programme’s new advocate for underwater life – an honored position to recognize his work protecting marine life. Photo credit: UNEP. …

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JEA and JaxPort plan to increase power lines to accommodate larger cargo ships

JaxPort and JEA have agreed on a plan to hoist power lines spanning the St. Johns River by 2026 so the high-voltage cables don’t present an air obstacle to giant cargo ships coming to Jacksonville. JaxPort and JEA officials have had awkward conversations over the power lines for a number …

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There were 26 green projects in Cornwall – all aimed to combat declining biodiversity and restore its natural environment

The first year of the five-year G7 Legacy Nature Restoration Project ends in June 2022 and funding has been secured for further innovative new projects as well as furthering the vision of Natural England, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and other partners to continue improving Cornwall. The G7 Legacy Project aims to …

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NYC awaits additional monkeypox vaccines, city health department says

STATEN ISLAND, NY — The New York City Health Department said Sunday it could not offer additional appointments or conduct walk-ins to get a dose of the monkeypox vaccine due to limited supply. “NYC is still waiting to receive additional doses of the monkeypox vaccine,” the city’s health department said …

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On and off screen, Aquaman’s Jason Momoa fights for the oceans │ GMA News Online

CARCAVELOS, Portugal – Popular Hollywood actor Jason Momoa plays the role of protector of the deep in the superhero blockbuster Aquaman, but with real-life threats to the world’s oceans, he’s taking the fight off-screen as well. “Without healthy life in the ocean, our planet as we know it would not …

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2 REITs that are outperforming the Dow Jones

Index funds are not only a proven way to invest in equity markets: the indices that these funds track serve as a standard benchmark for measuring performance. Take the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETFfor example. While it’s not unusual for managed funds and …

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How BioScapes’ Terry Smithson is attempting to address the biodiversity crisis

ECOLOGISTS of a certain age will probably fondly remember first reading Last Chance To See, a book that introduced thousands of readers to a variety of endangered and exotic creatures. Written by Douglas Adams, bestselling author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and zoologist Mark Carwardine, the book shed …

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Banning single-use plastic is a long way off, AU professor tells The New Indian Express

Express Message Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Considering the convenience plastic offers, there is little chance for governments or organizations to ban it, said Professor Bala Prasad of Andhra University, adding that people would not allow such a move. He explained that there are several ways to regulate the use of plastic, stressing …

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How Black Asset Manager uses acquisitions and new ventures to grow

Using acquisitions and entering new businesses among its strategies, Blueprint Capital Advisors (BCA) is taking aggressive steps to attract investors and help the company grow. The Newark, N.J.-based firm is among a handful of black-owned companies doing business nationwide in the multi-trillion dollar asset management industry. CEO of Blueprint Jacob …

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How inflation and interest rates could affect Italy’s budget

Bbefore the During the pandemic, a cause for excitement among economists was that the real interest rates governments were paying on their debt had fallen below the rate of economic growth in most rich countries, allowing governments to spend more freely and worry less about accumulating to get out of …

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A massive loss of biodiversity would hurt creditworthiness around the world, the report warns

Plants are seen in a burned forest at the Nembi Guasu Conservation Area in Charagua, Bolivia, September 24, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado/File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com to register LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – A major global biodiversity loss could wreak enough economic damage by the …

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NextWave adds Logitech, Prevented Ocean Plastic, #tide ocean material to consortium

NextWave Plastics has welcomed international consumer technology company Logitech and ocean plastics suppliers, Prevented Ocean Plastic, and #tide ocean material to its consortium of cross-industry companies and organizations that are taking measurable steps to keep plastic in the economy and out of the ocean. Nearly five years after NextWave Plastics …

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BlockFi obtains a $250 million line of credit from FTX

Crypto lender BlockFi secured $250 million revolving line of credit from crypto exchange FTXCEO Zac Prince announced on Twitter on Tuesday morning. “Today @BlockFi signed a term sheet with @FTX_Official to secure a $250m revolving credit facility giving us access to capital which further strengthens our balance sheet and the …

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The NSW budget is set to ignite the government’s growth spurt but the risks are ‘elevated’.

Important new spending initiatives include support for household living costs and measures to improve women’s economic opportunities. But the strong economic recovery has also delivered a boost in revenue over the next four years, including $11.5 billion more GST than previously forecast and a $3.8 billion increase in mining fees …

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Five highly protected marine areas planned in English waters | conservation

Five Marine Highly Protected Areas (HPMAs) could be created by the government to ban all fishing and revitalize the sea, the Guardian has learned. Subject to stricter regulations to allow depleted marine life to recover, the new generation of marine protected areas will cover the Lindisfarne coast in Northumberland and …

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COVID vaccines for children under 5 to begin – NBC Chicago

COVID-19 vaccinations for US infants, toddlers and preschoolers are due to begin this week, but what should parents know as the country prepares for another vaccine rollout? Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has been going on for more than two years, there are still many questions individuals might have if …

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South African artist creates stunning textured portraits to raise awareness of plastic pollution

This South African artist uses plastic waste to create stunning, highly textured portraits at his studio in Booysens, Johannesburg. Source: africannews/Youtube Mbongeni Buthelezi uses plastic waste he collects from local dumps and city streets, “animals are dying, fish are dying in the ocean — because of this material and because …

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The outlook for the global economy turns bleak as “once in a lifetime” shocks take their toll

The US is better positioned to deal with the slowdown than most other countries, experts say, as it will be economically strong this year and able to produce almost all the food and energy it needs. But decades of globalization have linked the world so closely that no nation is …

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Do Kwon and Terraform Labs Hit by Class Action Lawsuit

Do Kwon, Terra’s “broken-hearted” co-creator, headlines a series of named defendants in a class action filed in U.S. District Court for Northern California on Friday. Kwon is joined by a group that includes Terraform Labs, Jump Crypto and Three Arrows Capital. Plaintiff Nick Patterson alleges, among other charges, that the …

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UGA experts work on Jimmy Carter’s solar farm to protect biodiversity | National News

PLAINS – Solar farms are becoming increasingly popular for landowners to power their communities. Using a series of ground-mounted solar panels that absorb the sun’s energy, solar farmers are paid to send unused power to the grid for distribution. As solar farms spring up across the United States, University of …

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UPDATE: Free vaccinations and booster shots available throughout the city

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Multiple locations will be available for first and second dose COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots next week. The City-County Public Health District’s immunization clinics will close Monday, June 20 for the June 16 holiday, but will reopen on Tuesday, June 21. However, the clinics at La …

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Lending tools to witness huge growth by 2031 – Designer Women

A Loan Origination Tools report has been released which provides an overview of the global Loan Origination Tools industry along with a detailed explanation that provides ample insight. The definition of the product/service as well as the different applications of this product/service in the different sectors of end-user loan origination …

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China’s tech regulation getting ‘more rational’: JD.com Top Exec

At China’s annual 618 Shopping Festival, domestic e-commerce giants like JD.com generate billions of dollars in sales on their platforms. The 2022 edition comes against a backdrop of slowing economic growth in China and sluggish consumer spending. vcg | Getty Images EMBARGO will be lifted at 6am on Friday 17 …

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Covid updates: Fauci has his first positive test for the coronavirus

dr Anthony Fauci has not been in close contact with President Biden or other senior government officials recently, the institute he heads said in a statement.Recognition…Stefani Reynolds for the New York Times WASHINGTON – Maybe it was just a matter of time. dr Anthony S. Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical …

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Scientists Warn of a New Sea Pollution Threat Called ‘Plastitar’

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Scientists fear two forms of ocean pollution are converging into some kind of super pollution. Some of them are now sounding the alarm to prevent the problem from getting worse. For years, environmental groups have warned of the dangers of microplastics reaching San Francisco Bay. Microscopic …

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G20 economic growth slows to 0.7 percent in Q1 – Latest News – The Nation

ANKARA – The Group of Twenty (G20) nations saw their cumulative GDP growth rate slow to 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2022, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday. The figure was below the 1.3 percent quarterly growth rate recorded in the last three months of last year, the …

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Tilenga biodiversity program launched-TotalEnergies – East African Business Week

Kampala, June 8, 2022 – TotalEnergies EP Uganda today launched the Tilenga Biodiversity Program, an initiative to protect and conserve biodiversity in and around the Tilenga project area. The Biodiversity Action Plan rests on four central pillars.• Reducing human pressures and strengthening the ecological resilience of the Murchison Falls Conservation …

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COVID-19 vaccines pose quite a dilemma for patients suffering from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — What if you had a condition where drugs and vaccines have the potential to induce long periods of debilitation? The need for COVID-19 vaccines has presented these patients with quite a dilemma. Fibromyalgia often makes 73-year-old Nancy Ries feel invisible. “People don’t believe you because you …

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Local efforts have reduced plastic pollution on Australia’s beaches by almost 30% in 6 years

Credit: Adobe Stock/lazyllama It’s common to hear about large amounts of plastic waste floating in our oceans. But while the problem of plastic waste is growing worldwide, in Australia things are going the other way. Because we find most of the plastic waste on Australia’s beaches comes from usnot from …

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Bank Raya boosts gig economy in Indonesia with instant rescue funds for BRILink agent bankers

The neobank has made its Pinang Paylater technology available to BRILink agents, a nationwide network of MSME owners who act as unofficial bankers to their villages. Agents now have faster access to more capital and can offer different repayment periods to borrowers. SUMMARY Bank Raya is the newly transformed neobank …

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In the “miracle city” of Shenzhen, people fear for China’s economic future

SHENZHEN, China, June 13 (Reuters) – David Fong made his way from a poor village in central China to the southern boomtown of Shenzhen as a young man in 1997. Over the next 25 years he worked for a number of foreign manufacturers before building his own multi-million dollar business …

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Redesigned rivers boost Amazon’s hyper-biodiversity

From the window of a passenger plane flying over the Amazon, the view is breathtaking. “It’s just miles away from rivers and river islands,” said Lukas Musher, a postdoctoral fellow at Drexel University’s Academy of Sciences. The mighty rivers below branch out into a dense, tree-like network that has continually …

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Fully vaccinated account for half of Arkansas’ active COVID cases

PRESCOTT, Ark. – Coronavirus cases continue to trend up in Arkansas. On Saturday, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) reports the highest number of active cases since February. Nevada County’s Shar Koger is battling COVID with over 6,500 other Arkansans, and according to the Department of Health, half of them, …

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Dozens turn out at Halifax Park to clean up the shoreline during Ocean Week – Halifax

Dozens of people turned out at a park in the heart of Halifax for a coast cleanup for Canada’s Ocean Week. The aim of the Point Pleasant Park event was to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the Atlantic and on beaches. Continue reading: Giant Right Whale Sculpture for Coastal …

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Ares returns control of company he seized from Novalpina buyout fund

Ares Management is to return control of a French drugmaker it seized from the struggling billion-euro private equity fund that owns spyware maker NSO Group, paving the way for a sale that could make money for investors. The US private markets giant has reached a “mutually acceptable resolution” on XO …

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CITN hopes for economic growth amid rising inflation

The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) has expressed optimism about improving Nigerian economy growth despite mounting inflationary challenges. In March 2022 inflation rose to 18.17% from 17.33% in February 2022. That’s up 0.82 percentage points from February, according to the Consumer Price Index report released by the National …

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Canada improves migratory bird regulations to protect biodiversity

Nearly 400 species of migratory birds come to Canada and they are vital to Canada’s biodiversity Steven Guilbeault, Secretary of State for Environment and Climate Change, announced in an organizational statement,1 it modernizes the Migratory Birds Regulations (MBR) as part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to the protection and …

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COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 are ready for action as cases surge in LA County schools

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Despite the steady rise in cases, Los Angeles County appears to have a small window of opportunity to turn things around. Officials had predicted the triggering of universal mask mandates could come in the next two weeks. This gives LA the opportunity to slow down the …

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Australia’s first food packaging made from 100% ocean-bound plastic

For the first time in Australia, MOO Premium Foods, an Adelaide-based yoghurt maker, is using plastic washed up on beaches and found in oceans in its cups and lids, made by Adelaide-based packaging manufacturer TechnoPlas. Mick Sanders, co-founder of MOO Premium Foods, says it was a barrage of questions he …

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Geneva Financial Announces New California Mortgage Branch Led by Branch Manager Brenda Hale

LAKE ELSINORE, CA., June 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Geneva Financial (Geneva), a live mortgage lender present in 46 states, announced the opening of a new branch in Lake Elsinore, California headed by branch manager Brenda Hale. The opening of this new branch provides opportunities for local borrowers and buyers looking …

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Forestry has the potential to create rural jobs and economic growth – Stuart Goodall

Food security doesn’t mean producing all the food we eat — that’s impractical, but it does mean having a level of internal resilience and not putting all your eggs in the basket labeled ‘imports’. Customers are also interested in supporting local food production. In recent years we have seen a …

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