Economic Services – Obitel Kiev http://obitel.kiev.ua/ Tue, 17 May 2022 00:09:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://obitel.kiev.ua/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2-150x150.png Economic Services – Obitel Kiev http://obitel.kiev.ua/ 32 32 Syria Humanitarian Overview (HSOS) North-East Syria – March 2022 – Syrian Arab Republic https://obitel.kiev.ua/syria-humanitarian-overview-hsos-north-east-syria-march-2022-syrian-arab-republic/ Tue, 17 May 2022 00:09:10 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/syria-humanitarian-overview-hsos-north-east-syria-march-2022-syrian-arab-republic/ Attachments Introduction and methodology HSOS is a monthly assessment that provides comprehensive, multi-sectoral information on humanitarian conditions and priority needs in Syria. This fact sheet presents a thematic review based on the HSOS assessment of priority needs and humanitarian assistance, economic conditions, living conditions, access to basic services, the COVID-19 situation and the security and […]]]>

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Introduction and methodology

HSOS is a monthly assessment that provides comprehensive, multi-sectoral information on humanitarian conditions and priority needs in Syria. This fact sheet presents a thematic review based on the HSOS assessment of priority needs and humanitarian assistance, economic conditions, living conditions, access to basic services, the COVID-19 situation and the security and protection situation in northeastern Syria (NES). Results for industry-specific metrics by location can be found on the HSOS Dashboard.

The assessment is conducted using a community-level key informant (KI) methodology. REACH investigators are based in Syria and interview three to five key informants per location assessed, either directly or remotely (by phone). Key informants are chosen based on their community-level and sector-specific knowledge. This fact sheet presents information gathered from 1,267 communities in the NES. Data was collected between March 2 and March 18, 2022 from 4,828 key informants (18% women). Unless otherwise specified in an endnote, all indicators refer to the situation in the 30 days preceding the data collection. The results are indicative rather than representative and should not be generalized to the entire population and region. Results calculated based on a subset of the community are indicated by the following footnote ♦, each subset being specified in the endnotes.
The full monthly HSOS dataset is available on the REACH Resource Centre.

Highlights

In March, the results suggest that the economic crisis, combined with the triple water crisis, has aggravated the humanitarian needs of the populations of north-eastern Syria (NES). Households were particularly affected by the high cost of food, which led them to take on more debt. Rising prices for most commodities have led residents and IDPs to adopt negative coping strategies. In addition, reliable access to sufficient water remained difficult. Finally, the impact of the feed/fodder shortage has worsened with a high number of reported sudden livestock deaths.

● The existing economic crisis, combined with the ripple effect of the Ukrainian crisis in the NES, has had an additional impact on the populations of the region. The instability has exacerbated shortages, raised prices, reduced affordability and led to currency depreciation. As of March 31, the pound was at around SYP 3,865 per USD in the region, which contributed to higher commodity and raw material prices throughout the month.aHouseholds were particularly hard hit by the high cost of food associated with low purchasing power; as key informants in 82% of communities reported that households could not afford essential food items. The continued erosion of purchasing power likely pushed households into more debt, as buying food on credit/borrowing money to buy food was the most frequently reported coping strategy in times of crisis. lack of food, reported by key informants in 79% of the communities assessed.

● Due to financial stressors, households in the NES have adopted negative coping mechanisms, including child labor and early marriage, to meet basic needs. Key informants indicated that a proportion of children were sent to work in more than half of the communities (53% for residents and 62% for IDPs). Early marriage to meet basic needs was also reported in 12% of communities assessed for residents and 15% of communities assessed for IDPs.

● Reliable access to sufficient and safe water throughout the region remained a major challenge. According to HSOS data, key informants from 60% of assessed communities indicated that not all households in their community had sufficient access to water. As the water network became less reliable, households would rely more on private boreholes or wells and trucking water.b However, the high cost of trucking water was the most cited barrier to accessing water, reported by key informants in nearly 40% of communities. These costs meant that households had to spend money on water at the expense of other necessities.

● In March, the impact of the feed/fodder shortage worsened with a high number of sudden livestock deaths reported. This has forced farmers to resort to extreme measures, such as selling their livestock at lower prices.c According to HSOS data, key informants from 38% of assessed communities reported high livestock mortality as a barrier agricultural livelihoods. This is a marked increase from 33% in February. Livestock deaths are likely due to malnutrition as fodder has become unaffordable for herders. d This is due to the drought that began in late 2020 and led to the failure of green fodder crops in 2021, as well as the high cost of fodder imports.e

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Iraq I UNHCR/WFP Joint Note on Food Assistance 2022 – Iraq https://obitel.kiev.ua/iraq-i-unhcr-wfp-joint-note-on-food-assistance-2022-iraq/ Sun, 15 May 2022 07:26:22 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/iraq-i-unhcr-wfp-joint-note-on-food-assistance-2022-iraq/ Attachments CONTEXT The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) currently hosts 96% of Syrian refugees in Iraq. In response to the large influx of refugees following the crisis in Syria, the Kurdistan Regional Government has established nine refugee camps to support the most vulnerable who are unable to cover rent and utility costs. Overall, 37% still […]]]>

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CONTEXT

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) currently hosts 96% of Syrian refugees in Iraq. In response to the large influx of refugees following the crisis in Syria, the Kurdistan Regional Government has established nine refugee camps to support the most vulnerable who are unable to cover rent and utility costs. Overall, 37% still reside in these protracted refugee camps, while 63% share utilities with host communities and other displaced communities and cover their own costs. WFP provides food assistance to 75% of the refugees in the camps while UNHCR provides cash assistance for basic needs and wintering to 37% of the non-camp population, based on the toolkit. vulnerability assessment (VAT) carried out in 2019 and a vulnerability forecast. model.

SOCIO-ECONOMIC VULNERABILITIES OF SYRIAN REFUGEES

The 2021 Multi-Sectoral Needs Assessment (MSNA) conducted on a representative sample of in-camp and out-of-camp refugees nationwide and host communities in KR-I, confirmed that economic vulnerability is the root cause depth of harmful coping mechanisms and most of the needs of refugees in Iraq. This is primarily a result of a lack of income generating opportunities due to the negative impact of COVID-19 on the already unfavorable economic environment in Iraq. The devaluation of the Iraqi dinar in 2021 further deteriorated the purchasing power of Iraqis and refugees, due to an increase in market prices, while earnings values ​​remained the same. The data showed a greater reliance of refugees on temporary work (93%) compared to host communities (50%). Since temporary work is less remunerative and less secure than regular employment, this disparity explains refugees’ higher reliance on debt and lower household incomes compared to host communities. Refugees in camps have fewer or fewer livelihoods than refugees out of camp, as evidenced by the lower average income from sources of employment reported by refugees in camps (IQD 258.49) compared to refugees out of camp (IQD 436, 271).

FOOD INSECURITY AMONG SYRIAN REFUGEES

MSNA 2021 highlighted a deterioration in refugee food security.
Only 14 percent of in-camp refugees and 43 percent of out-of-camp refugees achieved “food secure” status in 2021, compared to 36 percent and 74 percent respectively in 2020. A large proportion have become “marginally secure,” therefore at risk of food insecurity. Based on WFP’s CARI method, the food security index rating of refugees in camps indicates lower food security than refugees out of camp. Refugees in camps had higher food expenditure relative to total household expenditure (food share) and a lower food consumption score than non-camp refugees. An increase in the use of harmful copycat strategies to obtain food, such as buying food on credit, cutting back on basic needs, selling assets, child labor and l school dropout was identified in both groups and slightly higher among children living in the camps. refugees.
Higher food insecurity among refugees in the camps is consistent with previous assessments conducted by WFP and UNHCR, including the 2018 Joint Vulnerability Assessment, where higher socio-economic vulnerabilities, such as Lower incomes and job skills, illiteracy and large household sizes have been identified as the main drivers of food insecurity among refugees in the camps.

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Governor Hochul Announces Applications Now Open for $30 Million in Federal Funding to Address Child Care Deserts https://obitel.kiev.ua/governor-hochul-announces-applications-now-open-for-30-million-in-federal-funding-to-address-child-care-deserts/ Fri, 13 May 2022 16:45:11 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/governor-hochul-announces-applications-now-open-for-30-million-in-federal-funding-to-address-child-care-deserts/ Governor Kathy Hochul announced today that $30 million in additional federal grants will be available effective June 30, 2022, to existing child care programs in areas of the state without sufficient child care services, known as child care deserts. The funds, which are part of the $100 million Desert Child Care Initiative approved in the […]]]>

Governor Kathy Hochul announced today that $30 million in additional federal grants will be available effective June 30, 2022, to existing child care programs in areas of the state without sufficient child care services, known as child care deserts. The funds, which are part of the $100 million Desert Child Care Initiative approved in the approved 2022 Budget, are made available through the American Rescue Plan Act and will be administered by New York State Office of Child and Family Services. The governor announced previous funding of $70 million for new vendors on April 11, and more than 1,100 applications have been submitted to date.

“As a mother who had no choice but to quit her job due to the lack of accessible child care, increasing the availability of child care for working families in New York is an effort that is deeply personal to me”, Governor Hochul said. “All parents deserve access to high-quality childcare, no matter where they live, and this funding will help address critical childcare shortages in underserved areas. My administration will continue to prioritize this essential lifeline for working families as part of our overall economic recovery efforts.”

The grants will help existing child care providers in underserved areas, and the Request for Applications (RFA) will have two parts. The first focuses on expanding child care services in existing child care centers and school-age child care programs, with additional funding for specifically designated infant/toddler and/or child care slots. or children with special needs. The second part of the RFA focuses on expanding specific types of child care into existing small child care centres, home child care programs, and home child care programs group – whose current enrollment is under capacity – specifically for infants/toddlers or children with special needs, or if the program wishes to expand to include non-traditional hours.

Eligible expenses include program development costs and short-term program operating expenses, including:

  • Personnel costs, including payroll, salaries, similar employee compensation, benefits, pension costs and training costs;
  • Support for staff costs for access to COVID-19 vaccines;
  • Rent or payment on any mortgage and utilities; and
  • Training and technical assistance expenses, including professional development, sales training and business services

Suppliers can click here for more information on the FRG. Grant applications will begin to be accepted on June 30, 2022 and will be accepted until August 4, 2022, with award announcements scheduled for September.

The fiscal year 2023 budget includes a historic investment to expand access to high-quality child care to support children and families and help spur New State’s continued economic recovery. York. It includes an unprecedented investment of $7 billion over four years and raises the income eligibility threshold for child care subsidies in August 2022 to 300% of the federal poverty level ($83,250 for a family of four people) – extending eligibility to more than half of New York State. young children.

Office of Child and Family Services Commissioner Sheila J. Poole said: “These grants further support our existing base of child care providers, who are the backbone of the industry, by providing them with the funding needed to expand their service footprint and increase access for families with infants, toddlers and children with special needs, and those who require coverage during non-traditional hours.”

Senator Charles Schumer said: “Affordable child care is a right and is essential to our economic recovery. That’s why when I wrote the US bailout, I made sure to include strong funding to not only help our daycare and child care programs to survive, but also to invest in filling the gaps in our rural and underserved communities that need child care the most. Now $30 million in federal funding dollars I got will go straight to eliminating child care, creating jobs, and actually helping parents and kids in trouble.

Representative Jamaal Bowman said: “I’m thrilled to see that the US bailout funding I worked for in Congress is going toward child care, which is essential for our youngest learners at a time of brain and physical development. These An additional $30 million will go a long way to supporting working children and families. I’m proud to see critical US bailout funds being used to support our young people and I look forward to supporting our young people through more pressure and federal dollars.

Representative Adriano Espaillat said: “Childcare is essential, especially our family providers who have been essential during the height of COVID-19. If families are serious about recovering from the impact of the pandemic, they need our commitment and support along this journey. I commend Governor Hochul for allocating this federal funding to expand child care programs to help support the families most in need and encourage all eligible providers to apply and take full advantage of this funding opportunity. to create programs to meet the needs of more families in the state. »

Representative Joe Morelle said: “New Yorkers spend more than 23% of their income on childcare costs, which places a huge financial and emotional burden on parents, and that needs to change. Providing affordable, quality care will help our children succeed from an early age. I am proud to have provided this funding through the American Resue Plan, and grateful to work with Governor Hochul to meet the needs of working families. »

Early Care and Learning Council Executive Director Meredith Chimento said: “Early Care and Learning Council and our network of Childcare Resource and Referral Agencies are very pleased to see this additional funding becoming available to existing childcare providers looking to expand their operations. to serve more children. We stand ready to support these providers across the state as they educate and nurture our young people and get more of the workforce back to the workplace, filling critical care gaps and strengthening the strength of our state economy.

For this funding opportunity, child care deserts are defined as census tracts where there are three or more children under the age of five for each child care slot available, or there are no childcare slots available in the area. Based on these criteria, more than 60% of New York State is considered child care wasteland. All census tracts in New York State have been mapped based on the number of available slots, and potential child care providers can examine the child care wilderness menu to discern suitable places. Additional details on grant eligibility and conditions can be found in the FRG.

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Body Fat Reduction Market Vendor Assessment and Technology https://obitel.kiev.ua/body-fat-reduction-market-vendor-assessment-and-technology/ Wed, 11 May 2022 17:42:01 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/body-fat-reduction-market-vendor-assessment-and-technology/ Pune, May 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Supplier evaluation Supplier assessment involves a comprehensive analysis of how well suppliers are able to handle demand in body fat reduction market. The MDC MarketScape Supplier Assessment Model is designed to provide insight into supplier competitiveness. He helps companies develop customer-centric pricing strategies across a wide range of […]]]>

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Li Keqiang: China’s employment situation is “complex and serious” https://obitel.kiev.ua/li-keqiang-chinas-employment-situation-is-complex-and-serious/ Mon, 09 May 2022 09:01:00 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/li-keqiang-chinas-employment-situation-is-complex-and-serious/ Chinese Premier Li Keqiang – the No. 2 in the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s hierarchy – described the employment situation as “complex and serious”. In a statement on Saturday, he called on all levels of government to prioritize measures to boost employment and maintain stability. These measures include helping small businesses survive, supporting the internet […]]]>

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang – the No. 2 in the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s hierarchy – described the employment situation as “complex and serious”.

In a statement on Saturday, he called on all levels of government to prioritize measures to boost employment and maintain stability. These measures include helping small businesses survive, supporting the internet economy, providing incentives to encourage people to start their own businesses and paying unemployment benefits. to dismissed workers.

“Employment stabilization is essential for people’s livelihoods and is the main support for the economy to operate within a reasonable range,” Li said.

His remarks come at a time when the unemployment rate in the country has soared to the highest rate in nearly two years, according to government data.

Every year, China must create millions of new jobs to keep the pace of the economy going. The government has set a target of creating at least 11 million jobs in cities and towns by 2022. But Li said in March he hoped the economy could generate more than 13 million jobs. this year, citing the need to accommodate university graduates and rural migrant workers.

Li, who handles economic management in China, has made repeated calls to stabilize employment in recent weeks, and his comments over the weekend are a stark reminder of the cost of China’s Covid restrictions.

As the highly transmissible variant of Omicron spreads rapidly in China, the country grapples with its worst outbreak in more than two years. So far, at least 27 Chinese cities are under full or partial lockdown, which could affect up to 185 million people across the country, according to CNN’s latest calculations.

More than two years into the pandemic, President Ji Xinping is stepping up his tough zero Covid policy even as the rest of the world tries to learn to live with the virus. This involves mandatory mass testing and strict lockdowns.

Xi said Thursday that China would punish anyone who questions those policies.

The shutdowns have brought the world’s second-largest economy “close to breaking point”, according to a recent report by analysts at Societe Generale.

In April, China’s gigantic services sector contracted at the second-fastest pace on record as Covid lockdowns hit small businesses hard. Its manufacturing sector has also contracted sharply.
The most recent government data shows unemployment hit a 21-month high in March, and that was before China extended a lockdown on Shanghai’s financial hub and imposed tough restrictions on Beijing. The unemployment rate in 31 major cities even hit a record high in March.
The country’s massive tech sector is also watching a unprecedented jobs crisis.
The once freewheeling industry has long been China’s main source of well-paying jobs, but big business is now believed to be downsizing on a scale never seen before as the government continues its crackdown on private businesses . The country’s top internet regulator said last month that the sector had not experienced such a crisis, but the topic is still widely discussed on Chinese social media.

Other industries, ranging from real estate to education, have also seen steep job losses in recent months.

Beijing is aware of the economic difficulties and particularly concerned about the risk of mass unemployment, which would undermine the legitimacy of the Communist Party. Early last month, Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua called for “all-out efforts” to stabilize employment.

On April 28, the Communist Party’s Politburo pledged to roll out “significant measures” to support the internet economy and hinted at an easing of a year-long crackdown on the tech sector.

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UK ban on exporting professional services to Russia, Evraz plc Sanctions https://obitel.kiev.ua/uk-ban-on-exporting-professional-services-to-russia-evraz-plc-sanctions/ Sat, 07 May 2022 15:55:31 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/uk-ban-on-exporting-professional-services-to-russia-evraz-plc-sanctions/ On May 4, 2022, the UK government announced1 a ban on UK individuals or entities exporting certain professional services to Russia, prohibiting Russian businesses from benefiting from those services. Amendments to the UK sanctions regime have not yet been implemented and the timing of their introduction is not yet known. It remains to be seen […]]]>

On May 4, 2022, the UK government announced1 a ban on UK individuals or entities exporting certain professional services to Russia, prohibiting Russian businesses from benefiting from those services. Amendments to the UK sanctions regime have not yet been implemented and the timing of their introduction is not yet known. It remains to be seen whether and how this ban could impact intra-company services (such as accounting and management consultancy) provided by a UK parent company to its Russian subsidiary, or will it instead be limited to unaffiliated independent service providers. In light of the tone of the announcement, however, the ban should restrict the provision of these services, directly or indirectly, to people connected to Russia or in Russia.2

Prohibited services include the provision of accounting, management consulting and public relations (PR) services, which are said to account for around 10% of Russian imports in these sectors. The new measures target Russia’s dependence on Western service companies for the production and export of manufactured goods in a bid to “enhance” economic pressure on Putin’s siege economy. During the announcement, UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said that “cutting Russia’s access to British services will put more pressure on the Kremlin and ultimately help ensure Putin’s failure in Ukraine.”

The UK government has also announced designations (asset freezes and travel bans) of 31 individuals and 32 entities, following the publication of a UK-funded research report on 1 May 2022 , exposing how the Kremlin uses a “troll factoryto spread lies on social media and in the comment sections of popular websites.3,4 This latest round of sanctions largely targets Russian individuals and entities in mainstream media believed to be responsible for spreading destabilizing false information about Ukraine, including to justify President Putin’s aggression against Ukraine.

Those named include news correspondents linked to Russian state television channel Channel One, as well as a number of war correspondents believed to be embedded with Russian forces in Ukraine. Designated entities include All-Russian State Television and Broadcasting, a major state-owned broadcaster; InfoRos, a press agency; and the Strategic Culture Foundation. The list of Russian and Belarusian individuals and entities sanctioned by the UK government now exceeds 1,600.

These developments are consistent with a recent amendment to the UK sanctions regime, in force since April 29, 2022,5 targeting internet services, social media accounts and app store companies responsible for RT (formerly Russia Today) and Sputnik content.

Evraz plc

On May 5, 2022, the UK government announced that it had added Evraz plc,6 the UK holding company of the multinational steel and mining group, to the consolidated list of UK asset freeze targets, barring any UK person or entity from doing business with Evraz.

The Foreign Office said that Evraz “operates in sectors of strategic importance to the Russian government,“noting that Evrav produces”28% of all Russian railway wheels and 97% of railway tracks in Russia. This is vitally important as Russia uses rail to transport key military supplies and troops to the front line in Ukraine..” Roman Abramovich, a appointee since March 10, 2022, retains a 29% stake in Evraz and, at the time of his appointment, the UK government alleged that Evraz was “potentially supplying steel to the Russian military that could have been used in tank production.Evraz denied this allegation and said he did not expect him to be disciplined as Abramovich did not have “effective control” of the company. It should be noted that the allegation did not not been repeated in the announcement of May 5, 2022 or in the designation.

The move follows the suspension of Evraz’s shares on March 10 and signals the British government’s efforts and intention to use sanctions to further deter companies operating in strategic sectors in Russia.

A general license, issued by the Financial Sanctions Implementation Office on April 29,7 has been granted allowing UK persons to pursue certain business activities involving the North American subsidiaries, in particular the following subsidiaries of Evraz:

In summary, the General License permits a UK person or entity to carry on business activities, including but not limited to payments to or from Evraz affiliates under any obligation or contract, including payments to or from any third party; and receipt of payments from Evraz affiliates for audit services. The blanket license does not authorize any act that the person knows, or has reasonable grounds to know, will result in the provision of funds or economic resources for a designated person.

conclusion

The latest round of sanctions further prevents UK companies and service providers from doing business in Russia and increases the compliance obligations of these companies and service providers to ensure they do not fall foul of this news. measures. However, the UK’s current measures do not come close to a comprehensive sanctions regime, and there remains significant scope for further escalation of sanctions against Russia.

The government’s ban on exporting these services is not expected to take effect for several weeks and, notably, does not prohibit the provision of legal services (or other types of services not listed) to Russian clients, subject to the prohibition on dealing with designated Russian persons or entities without a license and other related restrictions. The announcement practically formalizes the exodus of professional services companies from Russia, such as the “Big Four” accountancy firms, all of which had, on March 7, announced that they would end their commercial activities in Russia.

Under the various sanctions measures, UK persons are prohibited from any dealings, direct or indirect, with anyone on the sanctions list, or anyone owned or controlled by a designated person or entity. The assets of sanctioned persons are frozen. In addition, the Russian government recently announced that until the end of 2022, Russian banks and financial institutions are allowed under Russian law to refrain from publishing certain information in order to avoid self-imposed sanctions. -so-called “hostile states”, especially with regard to property. and control structure, officers and directors, and corporate restructuring.8

The international response to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict has resulted in a rapidly changing sanctions landscape, and companies and organizations should continue to closely monitor communications/guidance from authorities in the UK, as well as the US, European Union and other relevant jurisdictions. – particularly given the UK’s urgent designation procedure.9 Given the overlapping but distinct sanctions regimes, companies and organizations doing business in the region should consider the sanctions measures of all applicable jurisdictions.


1 Russia cut off from British services.

2 As defined by Rule 21.

3 UK slams sick Russian troll factory plaguing social media with Kremlin propaganda.

4 Notice of financial sanctions, Russia. Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation, HM Treasury, 4 April 2022.

5 Russia (Sanctions) (Leaving EU) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (No. 9).

6 Russia: the United Kingdom sanctions a major Russian steel producer.

7 General License – INT/2022/1710676.

8 Please note that this summary does not constitute legal advice under Russian law.

9 In March 2022, the UK adopted an “urgent designation procedure” to allow the UK to nominate individuals and entities, if they have been nominated by the United States, European Union, Australia , Canada and others, under a similar sanctions regime and the relevant UK Minister believes it is in the public interest to use this procedure. Such a designation remains in effect for a maximum of 112 days, after which it will cease to have effect, unless the Minister certifies that there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the person meets the criteria for designation under the scheme. British sanctions.

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AMA says ‘astonishing’ 16,000 suppliers missed first Supplier Relief Fund reporting deadline https://obitel.kiev.ua/ama-says-astonishing-16000-suppliers-missed-first-supplier-relief-fund-reporting-deadline/ Tue, 03 May 2022 21:51:40 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/ama-says-astonishing-16000-suppliers-missed-first-supplier-relief-fund-reporting-deadline/ May 03, 2022 The American Medical Association (AMA) is urging the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to allow physicians who have accepted federal COVID-19 relief funds more time to meet Relief Fund reporting requirements period 1 providers. Although the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) briefly reopened the reporting portal last […]]]>







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The American Medical Association (AMA) is urging the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to allow physicians who have accepted federal COVID-19 relief funds more time to meet Relief Fund reporting requirements period 1 providers. Although the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) briefly reopened the reporting portal last month, approximately 16,000 providers have still not met the deadline.

Suppliers who have received one or more payments that exceed $10,000, in total, during a “Payment Received Period” are required to report in each applicable “Reporting Period”. But many medical practices were unaware of the need to report or were unable to complete the required reports due to the impact of the pandemic.

The AMA believes that non-filers are primarily small, rural providers who are overwhelmed and have not received enough communication about reporting requirements.

“The number of medical practices that were unaware of the reporting deadline is staggering. We urge HRSA to release data on these physicians so that we can launch a comprehensive forensic communication press to reach them. It would also require more time – at least an additional two weeks – to submit a late report request,” the AMA wrote in a letter to HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson. “At a minimum, HRSA should establish an appeals process for physicians who will now receive a letter requesting reimbursement of relief funds from providers.”

For more information, see the WADA letter here.

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Nonprofits are feeling the economic pinch | News, Sports, Jobs https://obitel.kiev.ua/nonprofits-are-feeling-the-economic-pinch-news-sports-jobs/ Mon, 02 May 2022 04:37:33 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/nonprofits-are-feeling-the-economic-pinch-news-sports-jobs/ Soaring inflation is a pain in the wallet — not just for individuals, but for the nonprofits that depend on the generosity of these people for donations. Price and salary increases are making it harder for nonprofits to meet their own operating expenses and forcing them to cut services, according to The Chronicle […]]]>

Soaring inflation is a pain in the wallet — not just for individuals, but for the nonprofits that depend on the generosity of these people for donations.

Price and salary increases are making it harder for nonprofits to meet their own operating expenses and forcing them to cut services, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

One example comes from Cincinnati, where Last Mile Food Rescue purchased a refrigerated truck to transport food from donor retailers to distribution sites. But such a truck is now beyond their reach.

“We search every day,” says Julie Shifman, executive director of Last Mile. “We’re hoping we’ll be able to afford it, or that a major donor might come and help us.”

According to the Nonprofit Alliance, inflation hits organizations that offer annual cost-of-living increases to their workers. In these cases, personnel costs alone increased by an average of around 6%, without any increase.

Those working to provide affordable housing face the skyrocketing cost of building materials.

“This has stalled countless projects for us, right in the middle of a time when housing and shelter are the most important things needed to weather the storm of a pandemic,” said Housing CEO David Lipsetz. Support Council. “For us, a modest increase in costs can end a project in an area of ​​the country where it is most needed.

We know that nonprofits are also feeling the sting here in the Ohio Valley. Those who can should do all they can to support nonprofits, which will be in greater demand than ever as economic challenges once again weigh on our region.



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Publication of a proposed short-term rental ordinance https://obitel.kiev.ua/publication-of-a-proposed-short-term-rental-ordinance/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 22:13:51 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/publication-of-a-proposed-short-term-rental-ordinance/ Clark County today released its proposed Short-Term Rental (STR) Ordinance under a “Business Impact Statement” process required by Nevada law. The drafting of the ordinance was prompted by the passage of 2021 Legislature Bill 363, which requires Clark County to allow short-term rentals such as Airbnb and VRBO. The draft order can be viewed at […]]]>

Clark County today released its proposed Short-Term Rental (STR) Ordinance under a “Business Impact Statement” process required by Nevada law. The drafting of the ordinance was prompted by the passage of 2021 Legislature Bill 363, which requires Clark County to allow short-term rentals such as Airbnb and VRBO.

The draft order can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/2p9yksdz. Supporting documents can be found at https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/businesslicense/proposedamendments.

Trade associations or business owners and managers who may be affected by the proposed order are invited to submit data or arguments as to whether the proposed rule will impose a direct and significant economic burden on a business or directly restrict establishing, operating, or expanding a business by writing to PublicCommentCCBL@ClarkCountyNV.gov by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 18.

Anyone interested in the county’s development of a short-term rental ordinance and the implementation of AB 363 can subscribe to updates at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/subscribe

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing superior service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the 11th largest county in the nation and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors per year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services, and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million people in the unincorporated area. These include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

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UPSC IES/ISS 2022 application ends today at upsconline.nic.in https://obitel.kiev.ua/upsc-ies-iss-2022-application-ends-today-at-upsconline-nic-in/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 05:25:00 +0000 https://obitel.kiev.ua/upsc-ies-iss-2022-application-ends-today-at-upsconline-nic-in/ The Union Civil Service Commission (UPSC) will conclude the online application process for the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service (IES/ISS) Examinations 2022. Interested candidates can register for the exam on the official website. upsconline.nic.in until 6 p.m. Online applications can be withdrawn from May 4 to May 10 until 6:00 p.m. UPSC IES/ISS 2022 exams […]]]>

The Union Civil Service Commission (UPSC) will conclude the online application process for the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service (IES/ISS) Examinations 2022. Interested candidates can register for the exam on the official website. upsconline.nic.in until 6 p.m. Online applications can be withdrawn from May 4 to May 10 until 6:00 p.m.

UPSC IES/ISS 2022 exams will take place from June 24, 2022. The Commission aims to fill a total of 53 vacancies, including 24 vacancies for the Indian Economic Service and 29 for the Indian Statistical Service.

Here is the UPSC IES/ISS 2022 notification.

Eligibility criteria

Age limit: 21-30 years old.

Education Qualification:

IES: Graduate Diploma in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics.
ISS: Bachelor’s degree with Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics as one of the subjects OR Master’s degree in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics.

Selection procedure

UPSC will screen candidates for Indian Economic/Statistical Services based on a written exam carrying a maximum of 1000 points and a personality test carrying a maximum of 200 points.

Registration fees

Applicants are required to pay the fee of Rs 200 except for Female/SC/ST/PwBD applicants who are exempt from paying the fee.

Steps to apply for UPSC IES/ISS 2022:

  1. Visit the official website upsconline.nic.in
  2. On the home page, click on “ONLINE APPLICATION FOR THE VARIOUS UPSC EXAMINATIONS”
  3. Click on the registration links (Part-I) available against IES/ISS
  4. Read the instructions and check in
  5. Fill in the details, pay the fees and upload the required documents
  6. Login and Register Part II
  7. Submit the form and print it for future reference

Direct link to apply for IES/ISS 2022.

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