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Government expands Future Fund eligibility criteria

The Future Fund will now be accessible to startups that have previously taken part in accelerator programmes, but early-stage firms continue to struggle By Sebastian Klovig Skelton , Reporter Published: 30 Jun 2020 14:30 Changes to the government’s Future Fund eligibility criteria mean startups and loss-making companies that participated in accelerators will be now able…

Facebook expands hate speech rules in ads, but regular racist posts are still OK

Facebook announced a new set of policies on Friday, including one that expands the definition of banned hate speech on its advertising network. Image: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images By Matt Binder2020-06-26 22:36:11 UTC Facebook has had enough of hate speech... well, in ads, at least.   The company's founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg,…

CDC expands list of who’s most at threat for the coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its warnings Thursday to include more demographic groups at risk for the coronavirus such as younger people who are obese and who have underlying health problems.Why it matters: The shift reflects what states and hospitals have been seeing since the pandemic began, which is that young people…

Internal Revenue Service expands criteria to withdraw money from retirement strategies for those impacted by coronavirus

Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY Published 4:36 p.m. ET June 20, 2020 | Updated 7:01 p.m. ET June 20, 2020CLOSE Tax Day is NOT April 15 this year. The federal filing deadline was pushed to July 15, but may differ based on the state your taxes are filed in. USA TODAYMore Americans are eligible to withdraw…

Fed expands Main Street program to allow for both smaller and bigger loans

As the Federal Reserve prepares to start up its Main Street lending program, it has changed the terms to allow for greater participation.The central bank said Monday that it is lowering the initially stated minimum loan and raising the maximum that can be borrowed, plus is expanding the loan terms to five years. The program…

County Expands List of Companies Allowed to Reopen to Consist Of Offices, Childcare and More

LoCO Staff / Today @ 4:11 p.m. / COVID-19 and Humboldt County Expands List of Businesses Allowed to Reopen to Include Offices, Child Care and More Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich today issued an Order of the Health Officer to modify the Shelter-in-Place Order and…

RITE HELP EXPANDS coronavirus screening

CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS TO GET TESTED. RITE AID LIFTED THE RESTRICTIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE CONCERNED THEY’RE INFECTED. THERE ARE ALREADY LOCATIONS IN HARRISBURG AND YORK THAT OFFER SELF-TESTING, SUPERVISED BY PHARMACIST, OFTEN AT THE DRIVE-THROUGH WINDOW. YOU HAVE TO RESERVE A TEST TIME ONLINE Rite Aid expands coronavirus testing WGAL News 8 coronavirus coverage Rite…

This 3D-printed foam broadens approximately 40 times its original size

Until now, the size of 3D-printed objects has been limited by the size of 3D printers. In most cases, in order to produce large items used in, say, aerospace, manufactures have had to fasten, weld or glue smaller 3D-printed substructures together. But that might change soon. A team from UC San Diego developed a foaming…

Kroger expands coronavirus testing for employees with free self-administered kits, drive-thru appointments

Assistant store manager Jesus Alvarez rings up groceries from behind a new plexiglass barrier at Ralphs Kroger grocery store after California issued a stay-at-home order in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Los Angeles.Lucy Nicholson | ReutersKroger, one of the country's largest retailers, said Monday that it's expanding employees' access…

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Diamondbacks’ Junior Guerra, Silvino Bracho Tested Favorable for COVID-19

Dustin Bradford/Getty ImagesArizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo confirmed that relief pitchers Junior Guerra and Silvino Bracho tested positive for COVID-19.  "The two guys I mentioned are asymptomatic and feel great," Lovullo said, per the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro. "They're in the protocol, they're doing what they can, taking care of what they can at home and healing…

Patriots’ Cam Newton Says He’s ‘Getting Tired of All This Humble S–t’ in Video

Mike McCarn/Associated PressAs he approaches his first season with the New England Patriots, Cam Newton has a message to send.In an Instagram video, Newton said he's "really a killer" and "getting tired of all this humble s--t." He added that "they start taking advantage of you" when you're humble.Tackler Media @tacklermediaCam Newton says he’s “getting…

NASCAR at Indianapolis 2020: Kevin Harvick Wins Race for 2nd Consecutive Year

Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesKevin Harvick rolled to victory in overtime in the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Harvick was sitting in first place at the restart ahead of Matt Kenseth. Rather than bridging the gap on the leader, Kenseth fell far behind the No. 4 car to eliminate…

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Florida requires to proceed with enforcement of COVID-19 rules

Opinion It is clear that many people and many businesses are sympathetic to protecting public health, and also understand the risks they face trying to conduct business as usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are too many people not practicing social distancing, and not wearing face coverings in the community. The lack of compliance…

Authorities concern warnings about toxins in shellfish

Authorities in Ireland and New Zealand have issued warnings about consumption of collected shellfish in the past week. The Marine Institute in Ireland detected amounts of naturally occurring compounds in shellfish that can cause illness in consumers. Increased levels have been found in recent weeks during a routine nationwide shellfish monitoring program along the South…

Law modification helped reduce break outs connected to catering services

Implementation of food safety management systems helped reduce outbreaks in food catering in Singapore, according to a study. However, reported food hygiene violations did not change after they were applied. HACCP-based food safety management systems (FSMS) were mandated in Singapore in June 2014 for all licensed catering services. Researchers investigated the effects of FSMS implementation…