No one is immune to coronavirus, expert says, with infections rising in both rural and urban communities

“But I want to be very clear,” she said. “What we are seeing today is different from March and April. It is extraordinarily widespread. So everybody who lives in a rural area, you are not immune or protected from this virus and that is why we keep saying, no matter where you live in America, […]

HCMC expands high-tech agricultural crops, breeds

According to Nguyen Van Lam, Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, the demand for vocational training for rural workers has increased in the context of Industry 4.0. About 6,400 rural workers in the city are expected to access some kind of training this year to cater […]

M.P. High Court asks sexual harassment accused to request victim to tie him ‘rakhi’

The order said the man, in jail for more than two months, was released on bail, on furnishing a personal bond of ₹50,000 with “one solvent surety in the like amount to the satisfaction of the trial court, on the condition that he shall remain present before the court concerned during trial,” and comply with […]

UPDATE 3-Pandemic pushes Lloyds Bank into the red as bad debt fears rise

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – Lloyds Banking Group swung to a rare pretax loss in the first half of 2020, after setting aside a bigger than expected 2.4 billion pounds ($3.1 billion) second-quarter provision to cover a potential hike in bad loans due to the coronavirus.

Pandemic pushes Lloyds Bank into the red as bad debt fears rise

COST TO GROUP Lloyds said it had lent more than 9 billion pounds to businesses through various government-backed relief schemes and granted more than 1.1 million payment holidays to consumers hit by the pandemic, but its support of these customers “will have a cost to the group”.

Mississippi’s rules: 20 people can party indoors this 4th

The Pearl River Resort remains closed, but many casinos are open Fourth of July weekend. There are more than 25 casinos in the state. The Mississippi Gaming Commission released new guidelines ahead of the weekend requiring all casino visitors wear masks while indoors on casino property.

HCMC takes heed of controlling traffic to reduce congestion

Investment disbursement on traffic infrastructure development is still low just satisfying 12.3 percent of demand. Moreover, there has been no mechanism to make breakthrough in site clearance tasks and investment mobilization for infrastructure construction. Public transportation has just met 10 percent of city dwellers’ traveling demand.

‘Dad’s words when I killed my baby brother haunted me – but I’ve forgiven myself now’

In 1982, Linda met a lovely man, Rick, now 66, who immediately supported her and proposed after three weeks. They have been happily married ever since and are both trained Marriage & Family counsellors. Linda is now a story coach, speaker and writer while Rick heads up an office of eight counsellors. They live in […]

Insurers walk tightrope of risky corporate credit

“We are seeing that the move into negative interest rates is leading to a push into higher-yielding assets,” said Gerard Fitzpatrick, head of fixed income portfolio management at Russell Investments. “Credit is an area gathering more interest from insurance clients.”

‘If not now, when?’: Black women seize political spotlight

The Democratic Party of Georgia is confident that enthusiasm is on its side. Fair Fight Action, the organization Abrams founded, calculated that Georgia has more than 750,000 new voters who were not registered in 2018, 49% of them voters of color. And despite a pandemic and hourslong lines in some polling places, more Democrats voted […]