Chu, Schiff Vote in Favor of Relief Packages Which Would Aid Local Businesses

first_imgGovernment Chu, Schiff Vote in Favor of Relief Packages Which Would Aid Local Businesses Local elected officials support billions for businesses By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 7:24 pm 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Rep Judy Chu (l) and Rep Adam Schiff (r)Pasadena’s elected officials in Congress — Judy Chu and Adam Schiff — voted to support relief packages that would aid local businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic.The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act will increase appropriations for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) from $349 billion to $670.355 billion, including $310 billion for loans.The bill also establishes a set-aside of $30 billion specifically for community banks and smaller lenders with between $10 billion and $50 billion in assets and an additional $30 billion for institutions with less than $10 billion.The set-aside does not prevent these lenders from accessing the remaining PPP funds available for all lenders. The bill also increases appropriations for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) emergency grant program from $10 billion to $20 billion, makes agricultural enterprises with fewer than 500 employees eligible for EIDL loans and grants, and increases appropriations for Disaster Loans by $50 billion.This bill also includes $75 billion in additional appropriations for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to reimburse health care providers for expenses or lost revenue that are attributable to the coronavirus. And it provides $25 billion for expenses related to COVID-19 testing, including $11 billion for States and localities to develop, purchase, administer, process, and analyze COVID-19 tests.“Our twin priorities right now are to contain this virus and reopen our economy. But we cannot do either until we have an accurate count of who has been infected. This has been impossible, though, because of the severe shortage of COVID-19 tests across the nation, including here in the San Gabriel Valley. That’s why I’m so proud that Democrats fought to include $25 billion in this package to expand our testing capacity,” Chu said.The House also voted to create a House Select Committee dedicated to overseeing the trillions in relief spending Congress has authorized to respond to the pandemic and the associated economic crash.“Americans are hurting, small businesses are struggling to stay open, and people across the nation are calling for more testing – and today’s relief package will begin to address some of those issues,” Schiff said. “But we need to be clear-eyed – we are going to need to do more before this over, a lot more This additional funding will provide emergency assistance to small businesses who really need it, hospitals and community health centers, and a national testing strategy which must be established in order to safely reopen the economy. Even as we pass this legislation, we continue to work on additional legislation that will prioritize funding for states and localities, hazard pay for frontline workers, and much more.” Make a comment Subscribe Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Business News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Kamaru Usman ready for Burns fight

first_imgRelatedPosts Masvidal calls for Kamaru Usman rematch Buhari salutes Kamaru Usman for retaining UFC title Masvidal seeks for Kamaru Usman rematch Welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, will headline the first card at Dana White’s “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi and looks more than ready for his upcoming welterweight title defence against Gilbert Burns, which is set to take place July 11 at UFC 251.Usman, 33, posted a training video of himself sparring with interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje under the watchful eyes of coach Trevor Wittman. In the 15 second clip, Usman and Gaethje can be seen sparring and then start trading body shots blow for blow, which appears to get the best of Gaethje.“Iron sharpens iron,” said Usman in the description of the Instagram post. “How much would you pay to watch this for a few rounds? Just two dudes having fun.”Usman last defended his title in December at UFC 245 against Colby Covington, where he won the fight via TKO in the fifth round.He previously won the welterweight championship (170 pounds) by beating Tryon Woodley at UFC 235 in March of last year.Gaethje, who shocked the MMA world when he beat Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in May, is now set to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov in September to unify the lightweight title. He also posted the same video to his Instagram account, adding his own description: “Usman is looking like a straight killer. Glad to have him in the room.”Usman is in Colorado training under Wittman to prepare for the first card on Dana White’s “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.Tags: Gilbert BurnsKamaru UsmanTrevor Wittmanlast_img read more

Kwesi Appiah explains why he is quitting football; says he doesn’t want to die poor

first_imgFormer Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has stated that he is no longer interested in continuing a career in football and is now focusing his energy on other ventures.The 60 year old former Ghana captain left his last role with the Black Stars following the expiration of his contract in December 2019.While Appiah did not give enough details at first about why he was quitting football, he has now opened up about his decision.“I’m not interested in talking about any football issues for now. I don’t know, maybe tomorrow I will change my mind but for now I’m not interested”, Appiah said.Explaining his decision, Kwasi Appiah stressed that many past footballers would have been living in destitute if they depended solely on football.“Most of the old players are blind now; some can’t even walk while some are really struggling for a living.So if they had concentrated only on football, that would have been their end.So do they (referring to those who have issues with his decision) want my ending to be like such people?If I’m taken out of the Black Stars won’t I do other businesses?My concentration is on other businesses I do. My concentration is not on football for now”, he explained.He also hinted that he believes most footballers who are struggling or do struggle to make ends meet because they did not diversify their investments.“Our footballers, I’m not saying they did not do well but at the end of the day if during their playing days, started other businesses with part of the money they made from playing, like by now they wouldn’t be looking up to football earnings alone.So in everything you do if you rely on only one job, one day you can be sacked or the job can fade, then what becomes of you?So I was talking in relation to, you don’t depend on one job, me I have never depended on one job, so if you leave one place then you look at the other side too”, he stressed.last_img read more

Trademark Collection by Wyndham continues Canadian expansion with a dozen new properties

first_img Share Trademark Collection by Wyndham continues Canadian expansion with a dozen new properties Posted by PARSIPPANY — Just 18 months after launching its first soft-brand, Trademark Collection by Wyndham is accelerating expansion plans, particularly in Canada.The company has announced that it will be raising its flag in Canada with a dozen recently signed hotels and resorts across the country, five of which have opened doors in B.C. and Ontario, and another seven set to open within the next year in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Alberta and Saskatchewan.The Trademark name now adorns more than 100 hotels in North America and Europe.“This global momentum is a testament to Trademark’s mounting appeal as one of the most compelling soft-branded offerings for independent hoteliers across the globe,” said Greg Giordano, vice president, brand operations, Trademark Collection by Wyndham. “These recent landmark additions, located in some of Canada’s most coveted travel spots, underscore what it means to be a Trademark hotel—unmatched character, charm, and individuality. These hotels are now backed by the global distribution power of a leading hospitality name in Wyndham, and a team passionate about driving more travelers through entrepreneurial hoteliers’ doors every day.”More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaTrademark’s Canadian additions widen the brand’s presence in North America, joining nearly 50 hotels across the U.S. The first locations flying the Trademark flag in Canada include:Georgian Bay Hotel & Conference Centre, Trademark Collection by Wyndham, in Collingwood, Ontario: Located in one of the country’s most spectacular natural landscapes, the 94-room Georgian Bay Hotel & Conference Centre gives guests easy access to year-round outdoor activities, up-and-coming wineries, trendy boutiques and galleries, and award-winning dining in the heart of Collingwood, just 90 minutes north of Toronto Pearson International Airport. Recent renovations have transformed the hotel by infusing modern design, comfort, and enhanced functionality into its lobby, restaurant, on-site spa, indoor pool, standard guest rooms and nearly 9,400 square feet of meeting and event space, which can accommodate up to 400 guests. The hotel also offers customized leisure, event, and corporate packages.The Plaza Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham, in Kamloops, British Columbia: Built in 1928, the 67-room Plaza Hotel in downtown Kamloops was recently renovated and is conveniently located close to popular attractions like Riverside Park and Exhibition Park. Complimentary hotel amenities and services include daily breakfast, wireless Internet access, and access to nearby fitness and wellness centers.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsFurther propelling the brand’s momentum in Canada are two recently signed franchise agreements bringing seven Trademark hotels to four additional Canadian provinces. Wyndham recently executed a deal with Advanced Lodging, Inc., for three highly rated hotels in Eastern Canada scheduled to open under the Trademark brand by the end of the year: Chateau Bedford in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Chateau Moncton in Moncton, New Brunswick; and Chateau Saint John in Saint John, New Brunswick. In Western Canada, another four Trademark locations will open their doors in 2019 in Alberta and Saskatchewan through a franchise agreement with Royal Hotel Group. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 center_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Wyndham Hotel Grouplast_img read more