UK government extends its job support program

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street after attending a Cabinet meeting on 14 February, 2020.

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LONDON — The U.K. government has expanded its jobs support program as the country gears up for tighter coronavirus restrictions set to be announced next week.

Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said Friday that firms whose premises have to shut over the winter period as part of local or national restrictions will receive grants to pay the wages of staff who cannot work.

The British government will pay two thirds of employees’ salaries to protect their jobs over winter. Cash grants to businesses in England which are required to close will increase to up to £3,000 ($3,893) per month.

The new program will come into effect on Nov. 1 and will last for six months. The BBC reported that the expansion could cost hundreds of millions of pounds per month.

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PortsToronto Receives Canadian Public Relations Society Gold Award of Excellence for Seabin Pilot Program

TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2020 /CNW/ – PortsToronto has won a Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Gold National Award of Excellence for the PortsToronto Seabin Pilot Program in the Best Use of Media Relations – Small Budget (less than $10,000 CAD).

A Seabin is photographed at the launch of Phase Two of the PortsToronto Seabin Pilot Program at Pier 6 on Toronto’s waterfront in October 2019. (CNW Group/PortsToronto)

The CPRS National Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding achievement in a comprehensive public relations and communications project or program, with judging executed by expert panels of leading public relations and communications management practitioners from across the country. The awards were established in 1962 and are considered one of Canada’s most prestigious public relations honours.

The launch of the Seabin Pilot Program, a first in Canada, aimed to reinforce PortsToronto’s role as leaders in sustainability, reduce litter in Toronto’s harbour and

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The American Society of Transplantation Announces New Living Donor Circle of Excellence Program

Fourteen large employers join Circle of Excellence to increase living organ donation

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Oct. 7, 2020 /CNW/ — The American Society of Transplantation (AST) is proud to announce its new Living Donor Circle of Excellence program. “The Circle” celebrates employers who implement internal policies that provide salary support to their employees who choose to be a living organ donor.

Today, more than 100,000 patients are waiting for a life-saving kidney or liver transplant. Of the transplants performed in 2019, living donors accounted for 30% of kidney transplants and 6% of liver transplants. Financial disincentives are a barrier for many potential living organ donors. Living organ donation typically includes a four- to six-week recovery period and many will use their vacation time or take unpaid absences during this period to donate.

“With fewer than four living donors per 100,000 employed persons, most companies will only rarely support a

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Crowdfunding Success Indicates Small Businesses And Startups Worthy Of Government Matching Program

Community-focused investing has funded local small businesses and startups across the US. Since 2016, half a billion dollars has been raised from investment crowdfunding, generating $2 billion in economic activity and supporting 100,000 jobs.

According to Regulation Crowdfunding by Congressional District: A Report Card by Crowdfund Capital Advisors, Congress can encourage this more by creating the Main Street Recovery Co-Investment Fund. The United Kingdom has already done this to great success. It worked so well that Fund was re-upped twice, including to support small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

A critical lesson from the 2007-2009 financial crisis was that access to capital for small businesses matters. Small businesses were hit harder than large companies by the Great Recession. During and for a period after the

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Securus Technologies Supports the American Cancer Society through the Company’s eCard Program during October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month | News

DALLAS, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Securus Technologies is proud to announce the company will be donating fifty percent of proceeds from the company’s “Fight Against Breast Cancer” suite of eCards to the American Cancer Society (ACS) to help in the fight against a disease that takes thousands of lives each year.  According to cancer.org, breast cancer death rates in the U.S. are higher than those for women than any other cancer, besides lung cancer.  Donating financial support to the ACS will help to fund and conduct cancer research, support patients and spread the word about prevention.

The cost to attach an eCard to an email is one Stamp, and the proceeds from all the Stamps used in the month of October for the “Fight Against Breast Cancer” eCard category will be donated to the ACS.  Incarcerated individuals along with their loved ones in almost 40 states can purchase

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Securus Technologies Supports the American Cancer Society through the Company’s eCard Program during October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

DALLAS, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Securus Technologies is proud to announce the company will be donating fifty percent of proceeds from the company’s “Fight Against Breast Cancer” suite of eCards to the American Cancer Society (ACS) to help in the fight against a disease that takes thousands of lives each year.  According to cancer.org, breast cancer death rates in the U.S. are higher than those for women than any other cancer, besides lung cancer.  Donating financial support to the ACS will help to fund and conduct cancer research, support patients and spread the word about prevention.

The cost to attach an eCard to an email is one Stamp, and the proceeds from all the Stamps used in the month of October for the “Fight Against Breast Cancer” eCard category will be donated to the ACS.  Incarcerated individuals along with their loved ones in almost 40 states can purchase

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Securus Technologies Supports the American Cancer Society through the Company’s eCard Program during October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month | Nachricht

DALLAS, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ –Securus Technologies is proud to announce the company will be donating fifty percent of proceeds from the company’s “Fight Against Breast Cancer” suite of eCards to the American Cancer Society (ACS) to help in the fight against a disease that takes thousands of lives each year.  According to cancer.org, breast cancer death rates in the U.S. are higher than those for women than any other cancer, besides lung cancer.  Donating financial support to the ACS will help to fund and conduct cancer research, support patients and spread the word about prevention.

The cost to attach an eCard to an email is one Stamp, and the proceeds from all the Stamps used in the month of October for the “Fight Against Breast Cancer” eCard category will be donated to the ACS.  Incarcerated individuals along with their loved ones in almost 40 states can purchase and

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Michael Lavine Honors Arthur Siegel With an American Popular Song Society Program

The performance takes place on Saturday, October 10th at 12 Noon ET via Zoom.

Join singer/musical director and sheet music archivist Michael Lavine on Saturday, October 10th at 12 Noon ET for an American Popular Song Society program honoring the Broadway composer and cabaret artist Arthur Siegel.

Arthur wrote the music for many of the songs in the NEW FACES Broadway shows of 1952, 1956, 1962 and 1968. He mainly collaborated with June Carroll, but in later years, Arthur wrote with other lyricists. He musically directed most of Ben Bagley’s Revisited cd’s over the years, providing arrangements and also singing on them! Michael will be joined by a number of stars from Broadway and Cabaret, who will be presenting songs by Arthur. Michael will also tell some stories of his friendship with Arthur. Performers lined up to entertain: Steven Brinberg, Fay DeWitt, Natalie Douglas, Jay Aubrey Jones, Jon Peterson, T.

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Amy Coney Barrett, Supreme Court nominee, spoke at program founded to inspire a ‘distinctly Christian worldview in every area of law’

Barrett was a paid speaker five times, starting in 2011, at the Blackstone Legal Fellowship, a summer program established to inspire a “distinctly Christian worldview in every area of law,” tax filings show. It was founded to show students “how God can use them as judges, law professors and practicing attorneys to help keep the door open for the spread of the Gospel in America.”

The Blackstone program is run by Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal advocacy group whose founding leader has questioned the “so-called separation of church and state” as it is often understood. In the years Barrett spoke there, the fellowship’s suggested reading list included a book co-written by the same leader that lamented how Christians for too long had been “AWOL from the courthouse.”

When Barrett was before the Senate in 2017, to be confirmed as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeal for the 7th

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