FCA Encourages Farm Credit System Institutions to Work With Borrowers Affected…

first_img Facebook Twitter FCA Encourages Farm Credit System Institutions to Work With Borrowers Affected by COVID-19 The Farm Credit Administration is encouraging Farm Credit System (System) institutions to work with System borrowers whose operations have been affected by COVID-19 and the measures taken to prevent its spread.The coronavirus is creating extensive disruptions to the economy and American life, and governments, businesses, and the public are taking actions to minimize and mitigate risks. We recognize the pandemic may also create significant stress for System borrowers because of disruptions to employees, markets, transportation, and other factors important to their operations.“FCA regulations and the solid financial position of System institutions give the institutions considerable flexibility to provide relief to borrowers affected by COVID-19,” says Glen R. Smith, FCA board chairman and CEO. “We encourage institutions to use this flexibility to work with borrowers to lessen any stress and financial burden related to the disease and efforts to contain it.”System institutions can help alleviate stress for borrowers affected by COVID-19 in several ways:Extending the terms of loan repaymentsRestructuring borrowers’ debt obligationsEasing some loan documentation or credit-extension terms for new loans to certain borrowersIn addition to affecting System borrowers, the virus may also create challenges for System employees and institutions. These challenges may impair the institutions’ ability to comply in a timely way with regulatory or reporting requirements. FCA may be able to grant temporary relief in some circumstances that would alleviate these challenges without weakening safety and soundness.FCA encourages any System institution that needs temporary relief from these requirements to contact David Grahn, director of the agency’s Office of Regulatory Policy, at 703-883-4145.FCA’s board policy statement PS-71, Disaster Relief Efforts by Farm Credit System Institutions, provides additional information that may help System institutions respond to the impacts of the virus on their operations.To learn more about COVID-19, please consult the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.During these challenging times, we wish the best for System staff and borrowers.Source: Farm Credit Administration press release Home Indiana Agriculture News FCA Encourages Farm Credit System Institutions to Work With Borrowers Affected by… Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 17, 2020 SHARE Previous articleUSDA Announces Program to Provide Nearly 1M Meals to Rural Children in Response to COVID-19Next articleNew Tools for Profitability in Volatile Times Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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President Ouattara wants to ensure all journalists can work freely, says ambassador

first_img Organisation News Reports RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections RSF_en Côte d’IvoireAfrica Several journalists of the Olympe press group, which publishes the daily papers Soir Info and L’Inter, have stayed in their Abidjan offices since 31 March for fear of reprisals in some parts of the city. A reporter from L’Inter was beaten at a roadblock by Ouattara supporters in Treichville on 11 April.Some journalists close to the ousted regime have gone into hiding while others are still being threatened by remnants of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo’s Jeunes patriotes militia.Meanwhile, several of the country’s daily papers will soon reappear. Local relay transmission of the French TV stations TV5 Monde and France 24, has also resumed. Their broadcasts had been suspended last December by the CNCA. Côte d’IvoireAfrica A top official of Cote d’Ivoire’s new government has assured Reporters Without Borders that it will respect media freedom, after the organisation called for an end to the disruption and abuses of the country’s media during the past several months of conflict, for laws decriminalising media offences to be retained and for opposition journalists to be allowed to work freely.Two representatives of the organisation met Ivorian ambassador to France Ally Coulibaly yesterday with the family of disappeared journalist Guy-André Kieffer.”We won’t make the same mistakes as the previous government,” Coulibaly told them. “We know what is expected of us. President Ouattara wants to ensure all journalists can work freely.” Reporters Without Borders said the conflict had very seriously damaged media freedom, with the authorities seizing control of regulatory bodies and using state media for propaganda and with journalists unable to work because of lawlessness, threats and censorship. Both sides had disrupted the reporting of news and the new government’s declared reconciliation policy should include respecting media plurality and the expression of all opinions, it said. Help by sharing this information October 29, 2020 Find out more April 14, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Ouattara wants to ensure all journalists can work freely, says ambassadorcenter_img Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Coulibaly said big changes would have to be made in the state broadcaster Radio-Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI), which has become a propaganda organ in recent years putting out hate material and not performing its public service role.Reporters Without Borders suggested changing RTI’s recruitment practices, with candidates required to have professional qualifications and to respect journalistic ethics, and called for the powers and independence of the regulatory bodies, the national press council (CNP) and national broadcasting council (CNCA), to be respected.It said it would closely monitor the overall situation and offered to help the work of ensuring media freedom. The press freedom organisation said it was still very concerned about the risk of reprisals and score-settling, caused by the sharp polarisation of the country’s media, and about the safety of many Ivorian journalists. The director-general of RTI, Brou Amessan, was beaten up on 6 April by members of the pro-Ouattara Forces républicaines de Côte d’Ivoire (FRCI) and was injured on his foot and hand. October 16, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more to go further Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Receive email alerts News News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africalast_img read more

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Arsenal vs Man Utd TV channel, live stream, kick-off time, team news, odds and head-to-head

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jan 2020 8:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Head-to-head in last five meetings 30 Sep 2019 – Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal – Premier League10 Mar 2019 – Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd – Premier League25 Jan 2019 – Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd – FA Cup05 Dec 2018 – Man Utd 2-2 Arsenal – Premier League29 Apr 2018 – Man Utd 2-1 Arsenal – Premier League MORE: Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions: Arsenal v Man Utd, Chelsea & LiverpoolMORE: Charlie Nicholas makes Arsenal v Man Utd prediction and backs Nicolas Pepe to shine for Mikel Artetacenter_img Mikel Arteta is searching for his first win as Arsenal manager (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal host Manchester United on New Year’s Day with Mikel Arteta still looking for his first win in charge of the Gunners and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aiming to keep up a run in form that has seen the Red Devils lose just one in their last nine Premier League outings.Arteta has seen his side draw with Bournemouth and lose at home to Chelsea in his two games at the helm so far, and Arsenal have dropped to 12th in the division as a result.Manchester United are seven points and seven places better off than the Gunners, and have genuine Champions League ambitions again as they currently sit fifth just four points behind the top four.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe victory at Burnley on Saturday made it back-to-back wins for Solskjaer’s side and also saw them record their first clean sheet since September in the league.ADVERTISEMENTUnited have won on two of their last four trips to the Emirates and go into this one as favourites with the bookmakers to pick up three points again.When is Arsenal vs Manchester United?The match is on Wednesday 1 January with kick-off at 8pm at the Emirates.What TV channel is Arsenal vs Manchester United on and is there a live stream?BT Sport 1 will be showing the game live, with coverage following the Man City vs Everton game.Subcsribers can stream the action on BT Sport Player or on the BT Sport app.Arsenal vs Manchester United odds9/5 Arsenal13/5 Draw6/4 Man UtdOdds courtesy of BetfairArsenal vs Manchester United team newsArsenal are still without Kieran Tierney, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Sead Kolasniac and Calum Chambers through injury, but Arteta is hoping to call upon Hector Bellerin, Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos, Granit Xhaka and Rob Holding, all of whom are facing late fitness tests.Paul Pogba is still struggling for fitness but could feature for Manchester United, while Scott McTominay, Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly all remain sidelined as well. Arsenal vs Man Utd TV channel, live stream, kick-off time, team news, odds and head-to-head Advertisementlast_img read more

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Certfication period extended for teachers

first_imgTeacher’s in Florida now have until December 31st to renew their teaching license.The extension was authorized on Wednesday as part of an emergency order that the state’s Commissioner of Education, Richard Corcoran signed.Hundreds of teachers were concerned that they would no longer be able to teach in the state because their licenses expired this summer, but testing centers that would allow them to take their certification exam, were closed due to the coronavirus.President of the Florida Education Association Frederick Ingram spoke about the extension saying that it is an significant and welcomed change:“The DOE order is a significant improvement over the previous one-month extension, although it doesn’t go as far as we had asked, to extend waivers through the end of the 2020-21 school year. Hopefully, this issue will be revisited in the future to give teachers more time. No educator should unnecessarily lose her or his job because of the disruption from this pandemic. Florida already has a severe teacher shortage. We need to keep teachers in the classroom.”last_img read more

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