NAB backs new Government SME Recovery Loan Scheme

first_imgNAB backs new Government SME Recovery Loan Scheme National Australia Bank (NAB) will support and help deliver the new phase of the Federal Government’s SME Recovery Loan Scheme.Group CEO Ross McEwan said NAB, which is Australia’s largest business lender, would promote the scheme to its small and large customers hurting under domestic and international travel restrictions and ongoing uncertainty.“With the phasing out of JobKeeper, this is a really comprehensive loan package for those industries that continue to be hit hard by COVID-19,” Mr McEwan said.“The package is a thoughtful extension to the scheme with significant increases in all key components including eligibility and loan size.“In particular, the longer dated terms doubling to a maximum 10 years will be really helpful to businesses that were healthy pre-COVID but struggling in the current conditions.“We are pleased to see specific support for the aviation and tourism industries, given the particularly heavy load these businesses and their many employees have borne over the past year.”For information on NAB’s COVID-19 support is available at /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Aviation, bank, banking, business, covid-19, Employees, Federal, federal government, Government, JobKeeper, loan, NAB, National Australia Bank, Ross, tourism, travellast_img read more

KSAC to Register Vendors July 21 to August 31

first_imgKSAC to Register Vendors July 21 to August 31 Local GovernmentJuly 21, 2015Written by: Chris Patterson Advertisements RelatedSt. James Parish Council Looking to Engage Citizens in Maintenance of Drains Story HighlightsThe Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will be undertaking a vendor registration programme from July 21 to August 31, as it seeks to maintain order in the market districts.Commercial Services Manager at the KSAC, Gary Robotham, said the initiative will target persons engaged in vending activities within the formal markets and designated vending areas in Kingston and St. Andrew.The vending fee for stalls in markets and arcades are $3,000 annually; $5,000 for off-street annex and $6,000 for approved on-street areas. RelatedSt. James Parish Council Adopts Zero Tolerance Approachcenter_img Related$74.8 Million Contract Signed For New Westmoreland Parish Council Building FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will be undertaking a vendor registration programme from July 21 to August 31, as it seeks to maintain order in the market districts.In an interview with JIS News, Commercial Services Manager at the KSAC, Gary Robotham, said the initiative will target persons engaged in vending activities within the formal markets and designated vending areas in Kingston and St. Andrew.“The aim of the vendor registration programme is to ensure that all vendors operating within legal areas are registered to operate legally. The monitoring of the registration process will be done on a weekly basis and we will assess and review the strategies each week, but the ultimate aim is to have all vendors in markets and arcades fully registered,” he said.The vending fee for stalls in markets and arcades are $3,000 annually; $5,000 for off-street annex and $6,000 for approved on-street areas.Vendors can register at the following locations: Coronation Markets and Annexes; Oxford Mall Arcade and Annexes; Redemption Arcade and Annexes; Constant Spring Arcade; Darling Street Transport Centre; Pearnel Charles Arcade; Pechon Street Transport Centre; Queens Market and Annexes; Cross Roads Market and Annex; 65 Mall Arcade; Papine Market; Half-Way Tree; Constant Spring Market; New Coal Yard Market; Red Rose Fish Market; and Stony Hill Market.For more information on the programme, persons can call: 967-4195 Ext. 263 or 967-4196 or send an email to [email protected]last_img read more

House Endorses Required Sex Education Permission

first_imgHELENA – The House is advancing a plan to require parents to approve their child’s sex education in public schools.House Bill 456 requires schools to notify parents 48 hours in advance of sex education and receive the parent’s written consent before their child attends. The bill prohibits schools from using instruction materials from organizations that provide abortion services. The bill passed Monday with a 71-29 vote.Legislators supporting the bill say some sex education material taught in schools was inappropriate and the bill puts parents in control.Those in opposition say the state shouldn’t make it more difficult for students to learn information that’s important to their health.Last year a proposed sex education plan in Helena drew outcry over its early introduction to some sex topics. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

NAHBS 2016 – Truly custom carbon (and paint) from Formigli, Alchemy & Sarto Antonio

first_imgThe Chiron titanium cyclocross bike isn’t new, but they had it built up with big touring tires to show an alternate use. Sarto Antonio is a custom Italian builder that works in carbon fiber for both road and mountain bikes, that latter offered in hardtail and full suspension designs. For this year’s show, he brought his new Gravel TA Wave road bike that upgrades prior road bike designs to use thru axles and his “Wave” seatstays.Check those and the other details, plus some of the shapeliest custom carbon out there from Alchemy and Formigli, below… The soft-tail like design provides just 3mm compression at the wave, but they say that’s enough to take the edge off by the time those bumps would have reached your own soft tail. It’s available on any of their road bikes, not just the gravel grinder. Work isn’t limited to their own frames, either. Have something special you want on your own bike? Give ’em a shout…this Specialized Roubaix looked stunning!Check them out at and Ethic Paintworks here. Their other Campy custom bike entry was even shinier!FORMIGLIFormigli debuted The One road race bike in 2013, but this is a new color for 2016.He’s able to do these big, shapely tubes in custom geometries by using a tube to tube construction. So, even though it looks like a big monocoque structure, they’re laying up each tube custom to the rider, then wrapping them together at the right angles.center_img Check out our pre-show interview with Renzo Formigli here. And his website is here.ALCHEMY & ETHIC PAINTWORKSAlchemy had been releasing new models prior to the show (here and here), so their focus was to simply share what they had rather than debut a new model. That didn’t stop them from winning the People’s Choice and Best Mountain Bike awards with the Arktos full suspension shredder. Tooled thru axles, beefy derailleur hangers and flat mount disc brakes give the bike a very modern, very good look.A hardened downtube protector keeps all that gravel from chewing up your frame……and a leather top tube wrap keep the bar from biting into it if you wreck.Further aiding the rear’s micro suspension is their own saddle, which has a small amount of squish at the nose, where the bolt for the rail’s frame attaches it to the shell.Clearance for larger tires is the final assault against discomfort.Their Campagnolo contest entry had a simple yet gorgeous paint scheme. Made in the USA.The bigger emphasis in their booth was showing off the capabilities of their new in-house paint studio, Ethic Paintworks. In addition to the Arktos up top, they had detail matching frame and fork on one of their hardtails (and the components, check the cockpit).last_img read more

Greenlee to lead the Young Lawyers Division

first_img‘Providing a response to the changes in the times’ Associate Editor S ince 2006, Paige A. Greenlee has held one leadership position after the next while serving as a board member of The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division. Now, six years after taking the YLD oath for the first time, Greenlee holds the office her peers say she was made for: YLD president. “At the time [Paige first joined the YLD], the few of us who were already on the board thought we’d mentor Paige and help her out to try to get through things,” said YLD board member Scott Westheimer at the Bar General Assembly June 22. “We all quickly found out Paige did not need any mentoring, especially from us, as she had an innate ability to lead right from the beginning.”That innate leadership capability led to an uncontested presidential race, a fact Westheimer believes is reflective of Greenlee’s competence.“John Quincy Adams stated, ‘A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.’ That’s Paige. It was a testament to her that when she announced she was running for the YLD presidency, no one ran against her.“She was clear-cut leader as the president of the YLD.”Fo rmer YLD leaders showed their support of Greenlee’s new role the day before her official swearing-in ceremony at the board’s annual “pass the gavel” ceremony. Immediate past President Sean Desmond informally handed over the reins to Greenlee with a roomful of past YLD presidents watching and offering their words of wisdom.“I’ve never seen anything like this where such quality people get together and actually have the ability to do something,” said Desmond, a Tallahassee solo practitioner. “There’s really no other place where you have this kind of ability to affect positive change. This is the place where ideas can become reality.”During his term, Desmond focused on technology and professionalism issues. He also led the YLD last month in presenting a check to The Florida Bar Foundation (see story on page 19 of the News ).“The best thing I think I did this year was turn over responsibility to the people in this room,” said Desmond. “Trust in your board. They will exceed your expectations if you let them.”Greenlee, a Tampa attorney with Sivyer, Barlow & Watson, P.A — the same firm where R.J. Haughey, a former YLD president, practices — follows Desmond in leading an ever-growing YLD membership, which now stands at more than 21,000 members, and its continual growth serves as one of Greenlee’s priorities as president.“There are now exponentially more lawyers than legal jobs. It’s just a reality with which we have to deal. One of the results of this has been an increasing number of lawyers graduating from law school and then hanging their own shingles,” said Greenlee. “They don’t have any mentors or colleagues in their offices, like most of us were lucky enough to have. They’re on their own.“We want to continue to facilitate their transitions and provide them with as many resources as possible.”Those resources include the YLD’s Practicing with Professionalism course, revamped this year under the leadership of Jacksonville attorney Kim Law. Ocala attorney Gordon Glover will lead the committee this year and continue to keep the course up-to-date for new attorneys.Greenlee also has plans to institute two new basic skills courses — basic bankruptcy and foreclosures, and basic technology — with the help of continuing legal education Chair LaShawnda Jackson. The YLD also boasts the SCOPE program and the Law Student Division, which this past year instituted mentoring programs at Stetson and Miami law schools. Ben Diamond, an attorney with Akerman Senterfitt in Tampa, will chair that division this year.“As young lawyer leaders, we all receive calls from other young lawyers who want to get involved in the Bar,” said Greenlee, “but other than the 44 seats on our board, there has not been a great entry point for young lawyers into The Florida Bar.“We think this is the time to change that.”Greenlee mentioned the YLD’s current section liaisons, as well as a recently added young lawyers committee under the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Greenlee hopes to initiate similar efforts with other Bar sections.“Young lawyers want to get involved in this Bar, but I think they often feel intimidated, as if they don’t have anything to offer,” explained Greenlee. “We want to work with the sections. It benefits young lawyers by providing them with resources and access; it benefits the sections by increasing membership; and it benefits the Bar.“Encouraging and attaining more young lawyer involvement in the Bar will lead to young lawyers finding natural mentors, people with whom they connect and with whom they feel comfortable seeking guidance and advice.”Those connections, said Greenlee, could aid in reducing lawyer disciplinary actions and in promoting professionalism.As YLD president, Greenlee also plans to implement Bar technology initiatives. Those efforts will be led by Jacksonville attorney Michael Orr, chair of the newly founded Technology Committee. July 15, 2012 Annie Butterworth Jones Associate Editor Regular News Greenlee to lead the Young Lawyers Divisioncenter_img FORMER YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION leaders showed their support for new YLD President Paige A. Greenlee of Sivyer, Barlow & Watson in Tampa at the division’s annual “pass the gavel” ceremony. “Encouraging and attaining more young lawyer involvement in the Bar will lead to young lawyers finding natural mentors, people with whom they connect and with whom they feel comfortable seeking guidance and advice,” Greenlee said.Greenlee to lead the Young Lawyers Divisionlast_img read more

Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists he is not at the end of his career

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic says he helps Chelsea ‘babies’ improve their behaviour. Upd. at 10:03 “In that situation, from the last game here, I’d never seen anything like that before … from mature players like that, I didn’t expect it. But it’s a new game now. Let’s play it differently.  “I don’t believe it’s [close to] the end of my career. Age is something you can’t fear, it’s just a number, and the difference is how you feel. I feel young. I’ve never had better statistics than those from this season. This is the best I’ve had in that sense.” The PSG star was angry with his red card at Stamford Bridge last season, with Blues stars demanding he be dismissed, and ahead of the Champions League last 16 second leg at the same venue on Wednesday night, he spoke out.  Zlatan also denied he is coming to the end of his career – the Swedish striker, formerly of FC Barcelona, is 34. “I never think about revenge. Hopefully, I will stay on the pitch longer than the last time, to have the possibility to do things I’m good at. Play football.” 09/03/2016 Sport EN “It’s not the end, I’m only warming up.” he said.  CETlast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 18: Germany Vs Sweden Review

first_imgAdvertisement a966NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs304vWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E15vu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 68qlch5Would you ever consider trying this?😱8am3Can your students do this? 🌚t9i9lRoller skating! Powered by Firework (Photo Credits: Getty Images)Advertisement  Advertisement Defending champions The Mannschaft got their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign back on track on Sunday, beating Sweden in Group F thanks to a late goal from Real Madrid ace Toni Kroos.Germany’s hope of defending their World Cup title have been rescued by two second half goals on Sunday. A goal coming off from the German sniper Toni Kroos in the 95th minute secured the victory for Die Mannschaft as they left the qualification for the knockout stages in their own hands.Advertisement Ola Toivonen of Sweden opened the scoring on Sunday, but Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus found an equaliser early in the second half. The match seemed destined to finish with that score, but Kroos scored a free-kick in injury time.Germany’s World Cup nearly came to an end on Saturday, and while they escaped against European underdogs Sweden, the team still appears to be in serious trouble. Joachim Low now needs to gather his team back as they face South Korea on Wednesday in a bid to qualify for the knockout stages. Advertisementlast_img read more

NYS hosts Terry Walgren Rep Soccer Tournament

first_imgSaturday teams play round robin before concluding Sunday with divisional finals.All action is set for the Lakeside playing fields.The tournament is in honour of Terry Walgren, a longtime coach in Nelson — who skippered teams in Nelson Youth Soccer as well as men’s and women’s teams.Walgren, a graduate of Nelson Youth Soccer, played high school and men’s league soccer before going off to university where played for Simon Fraser and University of Alberta in Edmonton.Walgren, who returned to coach in the NYS rep program along with playing men’s league for the Heritage Innkeepers, died of cancer. The Lakeside Pitches will be filled with excitement as the Nelson Youth Soccer hosts the annual Terry Walgren Tournament beginning Saturday.Teams from Penticton, Montana, Trail-Castlegar, Cranbrook and Fernie join the host Nelson Selects during two days of roundball action in U12 Jamboree and Rep Tournament.last_img read more

Women’s Basketball: March 6 Scoreboard

first_imgTwo more spots in the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament in Katy, Texas, March 13-16, were clinched Thursday afternoon as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Northwestern State picked up wins to secure its postseason bids. The Islanders won their seventh consecutive game with a win over McNeese while the Lady Demons picked up their third consecutive win by defeating conference-leading Central Arkansas. With the UCA loss, Stephen F. Austin and Lamar moved into a tie for first place after defeating Oral Roberts and New Orleans, respectively. In other league action, Nicholls was the only road team to win by defeating Houston Baptist, and Sam Houston State snapped its four-game skid by getting past Southeastern Louisiana.Texas A&M-Corpus Christ 74, McNeese State 69CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women’s basketball team secured its spot in the Southland Conference Tournament on Thursday with a 74-69 win against McNeese State in the American Bank Center. It was their seventh consecutive victory. This is the longest such streak since the 2003-04 season.  |  A&M-Corpus Christi Recap  |  McNeese RecapNorthwestern State 77, Central Arkansas 45NATCHITOCHES, La. – A total team effort led the Northwestern State women’s basketball team to shoot 58 percent from the field and held Central Arkansas to 33 percent in a 77-45 win of the first-place Sugar Bears Thursday night in Southland Conference action to help the Lady Demons clinch a spot in the league tournament.  |  Northwestern Recap  |  UCA RecapNicholls 73, Houston Baptist 70HOUSTON, Texas – The Nicholls State University women’s basketball team had seven players score seven or more points, led by 14 points from Emani White and a near triple double by KK Babin who had 12 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, as the Colonels hung on for a 73-69 victory over Houston Baptist on Thursday night at Sharp Gym.  |  Nicholls Recap  |  HBU RecapStephen F. Austin 72, Oral Roberts 52NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin raced out to a 12-0 lead in the opening two minutes and never looked back, cruising to a 72-52 victory over Oral Roberts at William R. Johnson Coliseum. SFA led by as many as 31, notching its fifth-straight win.  |  SFA Recap  |  ORU RecapSam Houston State 93, Southeastern Louisiana 73HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The Sam Houston women’s basketball team scored a season-high 93 points as they beat Southeastern Louisiana, 93-73, Thursday at Johnson Coliseum. Angela Beadle scored 29 points, pulled down 17 rebounds and finished with six assists.  |  Sam Houston Recap  |  Southeastern RecapLamar 83, New Orleans 51BEAUMONT, Texas – The Lamar Lady Cardinals took care of business Thursday night as they moved into a tie for first place in the Southland Conference with a convincing 83-51 win over visiting New Orleans.  |  Lamar Recap  |  UNO Recaplast_img read more

LOOK: LeBron shouts out PH fans for sprawling mural in Taguig

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay LOOK: LeBron James ‘honored’ to have mural at Tenement court“S/O to all my fans in the Philippines for this mural as well as all the other countries around that allow myself to be an INSPIRATION to the youth and beyond! Thanks you!”This wasn’t the first time that James’ image dressed up one of the outdoor courts in Metro Manila.READ: Return of the king: LeBron wows Manila fans anew The Taguig Tenement court had featured James’ larger-than-life illustration several times during The King’s visits to the country.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim James’ last trip to Manila was last September for the Strive for Greatness Tour.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021center_img LATEST STORIES After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims “Just wanna inspire and influence as many people in this 🌎 [world] as possible while I live!” he said in his post on Instagram. Malditas save PH from shutout Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ NBA: Leonard’s rehab going slower than Parker’s, coach Popovich says LeBron James gave his Filipino fans a special mention after a breathtaking artwork of the Cleveland star at Titan Love Court in Bonifacio Global City caught his eye.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe murals spanning two basketball courts featured images of James about to take flight for a tomahawk slam and one of his signature reactions.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more