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Kayla Cromer, Maria Bamford support ‘Everything’ changes

Kayla Cromer, Maria Bamford support ‘Everything’ changes

Entertainment
April 8 (UPI) -- Season 2 of Freeform's dramedy Everything's Gonna Be Okay complicates the relationships of autistic teenager Matilda (Kayla Cromer). The new season also introduces new characters coping with challenging relationships. "All I can really say is Matilda is rethinking her life and using Google for help," Cromer told UPI in a Zoom interview. Advertisement In Season 1, Matilda began to date Drea (Lillian Carrier) while both still were in high school. Now, the 23-year-old Cromer said their relationship will change. Season 2 will introduce Drea's parents, Suze (Maria Bamford) and Toby (Richard Kind). Bamford said Suze is the first mother she's played in her career. "To be able to act maternal, that's in my wheelhouse," the 50-year-old told UPI in a phone interview. "I'm pretty su...
PNB Cards & Services incorporated to undertake non-financial support services

PNB Cards & Services incorporated to undertake non-financial support services

Finance
has set up a wholly owned subsidiary to manage its Rs 300-crore credit card business. PNB Cards & Services Ltd has been incorporated on March 16 by the Registrar of Companies, Delhi to undertake the non-financial support services related to bank's credit card operation, the bank said Wednesday in a regulatory filing. Authorised capital of the new subsidiary is Rs 25 crore while the paid up capital is Rs 15 crore. PNB's has issued about 3.5 lakh cards with portfolio size of about Rs 300 crore at the end of March 2020. The cards are issued on VISA & Rupay platforms. Its credit card business contributed Rs 60 crore to Rs 14739 crore operating profit and Rs 336 crore net profit in FY20, according to PNB's annual report. Let's block ads! (Why?) Banking/Finance-Industry-Economic Times
Furlough support scheme to be extended until September

Furlough support scheme to be extended until September

Business
Getty ImagesThe government is to announce it is extending the furlough scheme until the end of September in Wednesday's Budget. Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the scheme - which pays 80% of workers' wages - would help millions through "the challenging months ahead".Some 600,000 more self-employed people will also be eligible for government help as access to grants is widened. Mr Sunak called the support schemes a "lifeline", but Labour said they should have been extended "months ago". There are currently about four million people who are using the coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS) - or furlough - the highest level since last summer.The scheme has been credited for slowing the pace of job losses as tens of thousands of businesses remain shut, with nine million people furloughed at its pe...
China warns Taiwan independence ‘means war’ as US pledges support

China warns Taiwan independence ‘means war’ as US pledges support

World
Getty ImagesChina has warned that attempts by Taiwan to seek independence "means war".The warning comes days after China stepped up its military activities and flew warplanes near the island. It also comes after new US President Joe Biden reaffirmed his commitment to Taiwan, and set out his stance in Asia. The US has called China's latest warning "unfortunate", adding that tensions did not need to lead to "anything like to confrontation".China sees democratic Taiwan as a breakaway province, but Taiwan sees itself as a sovereign state.Taiwan reports 'large incursion' by Chinese war jetsThe Taiwan-sized problem for the next US presidentWhat's behind the China-Taiwan divide?"We are seriously telling those Taiwan independence forces: those who play with fire will burn themselves, and Taiwan in...
‘My husband’s death meant I didn’t get financial support’

‘My husband’s death meant I didn’t get financial support’

Business
When Kim Kingston lost her husband to cancer, she had no idea she could be cut out from government support because she inherited money from his pension.When the coronavirus crisis struck, Kim's work was cut off by the lockdown.But she has received nothing from government schemes designed to help support the self-employed.Kim, from Southsea in Portsmouth, is among millions shut out from help, many of whom could easily be included if the government chose to, research shows.The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), which carried out its research for the BBC, concludes there is "clear unfairness" in some of the exclusions. The government said it had "designed and provided one of the most generous self-employed income support schemes in the world".The Treasury's position is that self-employment s...