Also on Wednesday, parliament voted to grant partial pardon to prisoners with pre-existing health conditions, up to two-year sentences or less than two years left behind bars, in a move aimed at decongesting prisons to minimise risk in the event of an outbreak. … [Read more...] about Portugal suspends water, electricity shutoffs and releases some prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak
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By some measures, extreme poverty appears to be falling. According to the most recent UN estimates, in 2015 10% of the world’s population lived at or below the World Bank’s extreme poverty line of $1.90 a day – down from 16% in 2010 and 36% in 1990. But how much of this trend can be attributed to the effects of microfinance? The microfinance sector has grown into a financial behemoth, with overall loans in 2018 estimated by the World Bank at $112bn to 120 million borrowers. … [Read more...] about In a cash-strapped age, are microloans the answer?
Food Delivery Services Amazon Fresh: The Amazon food delivery service allows you to find deals on produce, meat, seafood, frozen foods and packaged foods. However, to shop and get free delivery, you must be a Prime member. Amazon has also announced that certain inventory items and delivery may be temporarily unavailable due to high demand. … [Read more...] about Northridge Coronavirus: Chains Offering Free Food Delivery
Stay up-to-date on the coronavirus outbreakDownload the ABC News app and subscribe to our range of news alerts for the latest on how the pandemic is impacting the worldYou can also get up-to-date information on the Federal Government's Coronavirus Australia app, available on the App Store, Google Play and the Government's WhatsApp channel. … [Read more...] about Virgin Australia suspends domestic flights during coronavirus crisis
"A contribution is a monetary or non-monetary payment made to a candidate or committee for which you do not receive goods, services, or other consideration of equal value in return." -CA Gov't Code § 82015 Running for and holding public office requires personal sacrifices. As LAUSD Board Member Scott Schmerelson has found out, your investment broker's financial decisions become the subject of public scrutiny. City Council candidate Joe Bray-Ali learned that past postings on the internet can sink a campaign. Mónica Ratliff had to give up her job as a district teacher and took a cut in pay to become an LAUSD Board Member. Halfway through her term, she took a teaching job at another school district because the $45,000 a year salary as a member of the board was not enough to cover her expenses. … [Read more...] about Did Marilyn Koziatek Accept An Illegal Campaign Contribution?
By Dan Barry The world began this week to see small but encouraging signs that concerted efforts to drastically change human behavior — to suspend daily routines by staying at home — are slowing the insidious spread of the novel coronavirus, which has killed tens of thousands and sickened more than 1 million others across several continents. But — a simple word that epidemiologists say cannot be emphasized enough — these early indications, while promising, must not be interpreted to mean that all will be well by summer’s first days. Although President Donald Trump tweeted Monday about a light at the end of a tunnel, the cautions of scientists and other government officials conjure one very, very long tunnel. In the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus publicly emerged in December, the end to a monthslong lockdown has residents taking baby steps toward some version of normality. In Italy, where the next viral wave has killed more than 17,000, a … [Read more...] about Global coronavirus battle rages on amid ‘glimmers of hope’