COVID-19

Addressing Needs of Low-Income Populations

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“Since the COVID-19 pandemic escalated in the U.S. in March, businesses have shuttered, leaving millions to unexpectedly need to file for unemployment. People who live paycheck-to-paycheck don’t have emergency savings. And now, they need help meeting the basics: food, childcare and housing.” – Michael K. Durkin, President and CEO, United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley.

'Global Goal: Unite for Our Future,' Global Citizen and the European Commission Mobilize $1.5 Billion in Cash Grants, and $5.4 Billion in Loans and Guarantees to Combat the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Communities

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  • Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Concert Broadcast Special Aired Saturday, June 27, 2020 Following Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit 
  • $1.5 Billion to Address Both the Health-Related Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the Broader Effects of the Pandemic on Those Living In Poverty; $5.4 Billion in Loans and Guarantees Committed by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank to Support the World’s Most Fragile Economies; 250 Million Vaccine Doses to be Made Available to the World's Poorest Countries
  • Financial and Political Support From 40 Governments, Including all G7 Member States and key Intergovernmental Bodies – European Union, United Nations, the African Union and ECOWAS – to Promote Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Tests, Treatments and Vaccines Worldwide
  • Hosted by Dwayne Johnson Global Goal: ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ Included Performances from Chloe x Halle, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, For Love Choir, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson, J’Nai Bridges with Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic & YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), Justin Bieber and Quavo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and select members of the Original Broadway Production of HAMILTON with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Usher and Yemi Alade
  • ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ Included Appearances by Antoni Porowski, Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Diane Kruger, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Jackman, Ken Jeong, Kerry Washington, Naomi Campbell, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman, Opal Tometi, Salma Hayek Pinault and more
  • Campaign Supported by Foundation Partners Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Corporate Partners Citi, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Verizon and Vodafone
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  • Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Concert Broadcast Special Aired Saturday, June 27, 2020 Following Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit 
  • $1.5 Billion to Address Both the Health-Related Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the Broader Effects of the Pandemic on Those Living In Poverty; $5.4 Billion in Loans and Guarantees Committed by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank to Support the World’s Most Fragile Economies; 250 Million Vaccine Doses to be Made Available to the World's Poorest Countries
  • Financial and Political Support From 40 Governments, Including all G7 Member States and key Intergovernmental Bodies – European Union, United Nations, the African Union and ECOWAS – to Promote Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Tests, Treatments and Vaccines Worldwide
  • Hosted by Dwayne Johnson Global Goal: ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ Included Performances from Chloe x Halle, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, For Love Choir, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson, J’Nai Bridges with Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic & YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), Justin Bieber and Quavo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and select members of the Original Broadway Production of HAMILTON with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Usher and Yemi Alade
  • ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ Included Appearances by Antoni Porowski, Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Diane Kruger, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Jackman, Ken Jeong, Kerry Washington, Naomi Campbell, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman, Opal Tometi, Salma Hayek Pinault and more
  • Campaign Supported by Foundation Partners Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Corporate Partners Citi, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Verizon and Vodafone

Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas Announce Additional Help for Customers During Pandemic

Enhanced care, expanded assistance program for customers experiencing payment challenges
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas today said they are adding steps to help customers who are suffering financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The additional steps build on the swift actions both service providers offered to help customers at the start of the response to the pandemic. Both suspended key credit processes, including disconnections for nonpayment, late payment fees and fees for credit card and other payments.

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in the New Digital Economy

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The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and CW (Cambridge Wireless) present an exclusive webinar with speakers from Facebook, World Bank, UN Global Compact and Qualcomm, looking at how women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries can be supported, through digital technology.

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The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and CW (Cambridge Wireless) present an exclusive webinar with speakers from Facebook, World Bank, UN Global Compact and Qualcomm, looking at how women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries can be supported, through digital technology.

Qualcomm Gives Custom-Built, Cellular-Connected Laptops to San Diego United for Distance Learning

The donation comes with three-months of cellular data to support continued online learning for students this coming school year
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By Mike Freeman

In a bid to help close the digital divide, Qualcomm donated 900 custom-built, cellular-connected laptops to the San Diego Unified School District on Thursday to support continuing distance learning programs.

The computers run on the company’s Snapdragon processors and include built-in cellular connectivity, giving students with limited access to Wi-Fi another avenue to learn remotely.

Qualcomm Technologies Donates Hundreds of Always-Connected Personal Computers to San Diego Unified School District for Distance Learning Support

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SAN DIEGO, July 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As the COVID-19 crisis struck and forced the closure of school facilities, an unprecedented move to distance learning placed an emphasis on digital equity. Maintaining its commitment to equitable access, the district’s Integrated Technology (IT) Division distributed more than 50,000 district-funded devices to students throughout the district.

Ottawa's Spending Spree Was the Right Thing to Do, Economists Say

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The federal government’s massive increase in spending in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is contributing to “substantially better” economic outcomes than would have been the case without those measures, while raising net debt levels only marginally over what they would have been, a new Scotiabank Economics report says.

The economic impact of the pandemic on households and businesses would also have been worse without the stimulus, with unemployment reaching 15% as opposed to the anticipated 13%, the report says.

Piscataway: LIXIL Americas Partnership Adds to Number of Face Shields Donated to Front Line Workers

By TAPINTO PISCATAWAY STAFF
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LIXIL Americas of Piscataway has teamed up with volunteers from Jersey City Rapid Maker Response Group (JCRMRG) to manufacture and distribute thousands of face shields to first responders and medical workers in communities across the US that are battling COVID-19.

COVID-19's Resurgence, Commercial Real Estate, and Tourism

By Carl R. Tannenbaum, Ryan James Boyle, Vaibhav Tandon
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  • The Coronavirus Breaks Containment
  • Space Available
  • The Cost of Staycations
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  • The Coronavirus Breaks Containment
  • Space Available
  • The Cost of Staycations

Modern Applications Are Helping Organizations Succeed During Pandemic, VMware Research Reveals

New Global Survey Shows How Businesses Are Operating and Prioritizing in COVID-19 Pandemic
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PALO ALTO, Calif., July 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- According to new research by VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), organizations have benefitted from the use of modern applications to adapt and maintain agility and reliability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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