Randolph Candidates Release Plan for Coronavirus and Small Business Relief

When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to providing local relief at the town level. We believe the town’s current sizable budget surplus was not deployed during the worst of the pandemic, and now during the recovery phase it is more important than ever to leverage the resources of local government to help our residents:

  • We will always follow health guidelines while on the council, including the wearing of a mask and social distancing for as long as they are required. We will also make sure that all residents and local businesses are able to do the same by clearly and effectively communicating health requirements and recommendations.

  • We will make clear that our town government supports our small businesses. Unfortunately, even after a long lockdown, some restaurants and other establishments were prohibited from implementing outdoor dining or sufficient spacing because of arcane subsections

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Still without distance learning plan, parents coalition tells SCUSD, teachers union ‘no more politicking’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A newly-formed parents coalition says it is fed up with a labor impasse between the Sacramento City Unified School District and the teachers union that is hampering their children’s education.

Parents joined with community and business groups, as well as other unions, to demand talks between SCUSD and the teachers union happen twice a week or more.

“Every other district in the state has an agreement on distance learning,” said parent Daniel Conway. “Here in Sacramento, we’re somehow a month and a half into the school year and we’re still without one.”

The Sacramento City Teachers Association told FOX40 that its members are still showing up for work and doing what they feel is safe.

The district says it had to adopt a distance learning plan without a union agreement after the union declared an impasse in talks.

SCUSD and the Sacramento City Teachers Association are

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Cambuslang politicians in call for economic recovery plan for the local area

A Cambuslang councillor and a list MSP have called for an economic roadmap to be created to help the town.

Councillor Margaret Walker, who represents Cambuslang West, and James Kelly believe an economic recovery plan to support businesses would be a boost to the region.

Mr Kelly has written to South Lanarkshire Council calling on it to offer additional support and advice to businesses, and to do what it can to ensure funding support is allocated appropriately.

Councillor Walker said: “We need an economic recovery plan which will support small businesses throughout the Cambuslang area. Business support grants should be made available as well as other services.

“Our town centre has long needed further improvement. Proper plans must be put in place to ensure that vacant land and properties are filled.

“The Scottish Government must ensure that local government economic development services are adequately funded in order to ensure that

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Trump Demands a Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops From Somalia

(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump has told top advisers he wants to withdraw U.S. troops from Somalia, according to people familiar with the matter, allowing him to make good on campaign pledges to bring soldiers home even though the country remains beset by insurgents linked to al-Qaeda.

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The Pentagon has begun drafting plans for the president, and discussions have involved National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private deliberations.

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Donald Trump

The U.S. has 650 to 800 troops in Somalia, according to the U.S. Africa Command, including special forces that are helping train Somalia’s army. All or almost all were sent during Trump’s presidency.

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi said in an interview that he’d like U.S. forces to

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City council president says plan for police pay raise in the works

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Police pay was again front and center at a Jackson City Council meeting.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Councilman Aaron Banks

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On Tuesday, the council discussed at length plans to give police officers higher salaries.


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A proposal to increase pay for officers failed to gain traction, but council members did commit to finding a way to raise police compensation during the 2021 fiscal year.

“We’re going to act and move soon,” said Council President Aaron Banks.

The fiscal year runs from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021.

Conversations were sparked by a proposal from Ward Three Councilman Kenneth Stokes, who was backing raising hourly pay for officers, corporals and sergeants.

The councilman proposed raising police pay to $18 for patrol officers, $21 for corporals and $25 for sergeants.

Council members urged Stokes to allow the measure to be placed in a committee for

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Will Baker’s $171M Plan to Fight Evictions Be Enough?

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Expanded rental assistance, rapid rehousing efforts and streamlined application processes are cornerstones of a $171 million plan announced Monday by the Baker administration to keep tenants in their homes and support landlords after the state’s eviction moratorium expires on Saturday.

The plan represents an alternative to extending the moratorium, which Baker is authorized to do under a law passed earlier in the pandemic and is a path that many community activists and some lawmakers say is preferable for the safety of tenants struggling due to job losses and other COVID-19 pandemic hardships, but which landlord groups and a federal judge have warned may be unconstitutional.

At least 80,000 households in Massachusetts, including both renters and homeowners, will struggle to cover the costs of both housing and basic needs this month, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council concluded last

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How to choose a health insurance plan for a small business

Running a small business has a lot of demands, including everything from perfecting your products to fixing an overflowing toilet. But one of the trickiest parts can be finding the right health insurance for you and your employees.

Under the Affordable Care Act, companies with 50 or more full-time employees or the equivalent in part-time employees have to provide health insurance to employees and their dependents or pay a fine, $3,860 per employee in 2020. Consequently, 83.1% of American workers were offered insurance in the first quarter of 2016.

Smaller businesses with fewer employees, however, are exempt. So, should your small business provide insurance? That depends on several factors, like can you afford it and do your employees need it?

If you hire mainly high school or college students who are covered under their parents’ insurance, you probably don’t need to induce them to work with health coverage. But if

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Wipro Q2 Results: Announced! Rs 9,500-cr buyback plan announced

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Information Technology services major Wipro on Tuesday posted 3.4 per cent decline in consolidated net profit to Rs 2,465.7 crore for the quarter ended September 30, and said its Board has approved up to Rs 9,500 crore buyback plan. The Bengaluru-based company, which had registered a net profit (attributable to equity holders of the company) at Rs 2,552.7 crore in the year-ago period, has priced the buyback programme at Rs 400 per share.

Wipro’s revenue for the September quarter was nearly flat at Rs 15,114.5 crore.

Details from regulatory filing

In a regulatory filing, Wipro said its Board has approved a buyback proposal, subject to shareholders approval through postal ballot, for purchase of up to 23.75 crore equity shares at Rs 400 per share that aggregates up to Rs 9,500 crore.

This is 4.16 per cent of the paid-up equity share capital of the company

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Ontrak Announces Launch of Ontrak-CI Program for National Health Plan – Press Release

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(Business Wire)–Ontrak, Inc (NASDAQ: OTRK) (“Ontrak” or the “Company”), a leading AI-powered and telehealth-enabled, virtualized outpatient healthcare treatment company, today announced the launch of its Ontrak-CI solution for Medicare Advantage members of this National Health Plan in a simultaneous 13-state expansion.

The strong results delivered by Ontrak in successful pilots, which demonstrated an ROI and Net Promoter Score (NPS) above expectations, led to the subsequent signing of a contract in June 2020 to serve this National Health Plan’s Medicare Advantage members. The Ontrak go-live date was originally targeted for early July, 2020, however, changes in data management and delivery across all external vendors for this health plan forced an Ontrak launch delay until October, 2020.

Mr. Terren Peizer, Chairman and CEO of Ontrak, stated, “This is the second national health plan to roll out our Ontrak program across their national book of business. While the expansion of business

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