Volunteers load shopping bags with food assistance for laid off workers at a food distribution event on Dec. 12, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesDemocrats are poised to send more unemployment benefits to laid-off workers. Meanwhile, some workers are still waiting on the last tranche, authorized months ago.A $ 900 billion Covid relief bill signed Dec. 27 extended jobless benefits to March 14 and raised them by $ 300 a week.In Wisconsin, officials estimate self-employed and gig workers won't get that extra aid until at least April 21 — almost four months later.Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwardsOther workers who had exhausted their state benefits just began receiving the extended aid on Thursday, according to Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development.
Polls opened in Niger for the second round of voting in the country’s presidential elections, after none of the 28 candidates won an absolute majority in December’s voteBy DALATOU MAMANE Associated PressFebruary 21, 2021, 9:39 AM• 2 min readNIAMEY, Niger -- Polls opened Sunday morning in Niger for the second round of voting in the country’s presidential elections, after none of the 28 candidates won an absolute majority in December’s vote.Former foreign affairs minister Mohamed Bazoum, who received about 39% of the vote in the first round, is running against former president Mahamane Ousmane, who won nearly 17% of the vote, according to the National Independent Electoral Commission.The winner of Sunday's vote will succeed President Mahamadou Issoufou who is stepping down after serving two
Administrators selling off bankrupt companies, or their assets piecemeal, need not worry about claims from the income tax authorities. In the pecking order on recoveries, the taxman ranks below the lenders, says a ruling by the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). The ruling is set to give comfort to lenders looking to recover money without having to worry about the tax implications. Liquidators at S.Kumars had dragged the income tax department to NCLAT after they sold off some of the assets of the company to UPL limited for Rs 43 crore. The tax department was of the view that 1% tax must be paid (tax deducted at source) in this transaction. The liquidator on the other hand contested that in the “waterfall mechanism”, the tax department cannot supersede corporate lenders. “W
Adama Traore failed to intimidate the Chorley bench as they laughed off his confrontation during their FA Cup fourth round tie on Friday night. Vitinha’s early screamer proved the difference in the match as the Premier League side won 1-0 away at the National League North part-timers. Midway through the second half, Traore made a late challenge and barged over a Chorley man in front of the home bench. They all jumped up and a free kick was given, prompting a response from the famously muscular Premier League star. He exchanged words with members of the Chorley coaching staff, though they simply laughed off his confrontation and so he walked away. As for the game itself, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo may have made six changes from the side beaten by West Brom last time out, but the ch
Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Dustin Johnson matched his tournament low with another 65 in Saturday's third round to grab a four-shot lead entering the final day of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. Johnson, the top-ranked player in the world, also shot a 7-under 65 in the first round, which began Thursday but extended into Friday morning due to a three-hour weather delay. Advertisement The tournament is back on schedule after golfers completed the remainder of the second round early Saturday morning, followed by the third round before darkness set in. Johnson sped away from a five-way share of the lead with an explosive start in the third round, recording an eagle and two birdies through his first four holes. He added another birdie on hole No. 7 and two more on the back nine to m...