Facebook Live event: Guidance on returning to work

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Google+ Pinterest (“The grindstone” by Kathryn Decker, CC BY 2.0) With numerous Indiana businesses opening back up and employees getting called back to work, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development is hosting a Facebook live event for employers and their employees who are on a temporary layoff due to COVID-19 and receiving unemployment insurance benefits.The program will review the federal CARES Act and what employers and employees need to know when called back, and how that impacts UI eligibility.The Department of Workforce Development is partnering with many of its regional offices to present the Facebook Live event at 10:30 a.m. on May 13.To participate, visit: https://www.facebook.com/IndianaDWD/. Google+ Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WhatsApp By 95.3 MNC – May 12, 2020 0 258 Facebook Live event: Guidance on returning to work Twitter Previous articleIndiana casinos likely to remain closed until mid-JuneNext articleGasBuddy: As virus recovery continues, gas prices will rise 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

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Satsuma oranges

first_imgFarmers interested in growing an alternative crop can learn about Satsuma oranges on Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Lowndes County Civic Center in Valdosta.A conference will be held highlighting potential Satsuma commercial production in south Georgia and north Florida. Satsumas are mandarin oranges that most resemble tangerines. They are grown mostly in California, Alabama and Louisiana but are not grown in South Georgia or North Florida. Lowndes County Extension agent Jake Price is hoping this conference will help change that.“They grow in pretty much the same (climate) zone as we have. There’s no reason that Georgia can’t have some industry too,” Price said.The conference will feature scientists and researchers from the University of Georgia and University of Florida, including Wayne Hanna, a plant breeder in UGA’s Crop and Soil Science Department on the Tifton campus. He will discuss making cold hardy citrus fruits seedless. Also to be featured will be ways to market Satsuma oranges. Joyce Akins, a former director of the school and nutrition program in the Lowndes County School System, will talk about how to market the crop to school systems. Sean R. McCoy, a regional specialized agent in the Rural and Agribusiness Development for the Suwanee Valley Agricultural Extension Center, will discuss pricing and marketing satsumas. “If somebody’s going to produce something, it’s good to have them a market lined up before they get into production,” Price said.Satsumas are a cold-tolerant fruit. Once established, they can withstand temperatures as low as 15 degrees. They’re also seedless and easy to peel.“They’re about as good or better than anything you will buy in the store,” Price said. The conference will be held from noon to 3 p.m. To register, contact the Lowndes County Extension Office at (229) 333-5185. Registration is limited to 75 participants. A meal will be provided.last_img read more

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A simple guide to paying off lingering debt

first_img 41SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If you find yourself collecting more and more debt while struggling to figure out how you will ever pay it all off, it might be time to develop a step-by-step strategy. Paying off debt starts with making a budget and continues with changing your habits and rewarding yourself for progress. A few contributors to the U.S. News My Money blog offer a guide to get rid of the debt that’s been following you around for too long:1. Create a budget.“The first step to solving your debt problem is to establish a budget,” says Money Crashers contributor David Bakke.​ You can use personal finance tools like Mint.com, or make your own Excel spreadsheet that includes your monthly income and expenses. Then scrutinize those budget categories to see where you can cut costs. “If you don’t scale back your spending, you’ll dig yourself into a deeper hole,” Bakke warns.2. Pay off the most expensive debt first.Sort your credit card interest rates from highest to lowest, then tackle the card with the highest rate first. “By paying off the balance with the highest interest first, you increase your payment on the credit card with the highest annual percentage rate while continuing to make the minimum payment on the rest of your credit cards,” says retail analyst Hitha Prabhakar. continue reading »last_img read more

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What net neutrality’s end means for advertisers

first_imgIt sounds like the plot of an 80’s movie about the technology of the future… The End of Net Neutrality.You’ve undoubtedly heard about the controversial decision made by the FCC late last week. In a 3-2 decision, the commission voted to end the neutrality regulations that have been in place since 2015. I won’t get into all the ins and out of the net neutrality repeal, but you can read more about that here.In the simplest terms, the newly repealed regulation stated that all websites, large and small, should be treated equally and specifically prohibited:• Blocking: Broadband providers may not block access to lawful content, applications, services or non-harmful devices. continue reading » 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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