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(Bloomberg) — A fiscal stimulus deal isn’t essential to the U.S. recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, though the Trump administration and Congressional Democrats will keep talking, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said.“Well no, I don’t think it’s dead at all,” Kudlow said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. “All I’m saying is some targeted assistance would go a long way right now.”Capping a week of shifting signals from President Donald Trump on the amount of stimulus and how to get there, Kudlow said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin may increase the administration’s offer in talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.Kudlow was asked about Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s call last week for more government spending to protect the recovery.“It’s just getting Americans through a difficult period of time,” Kudlow said. “I don’t want to parse, but I don’t think the recovery is dependent on it.”The U.S. will post strong economic growth in the third and fourth quarters, he said, bouncing back from the historic dive in the second quarter.He didn’t elaborate or suggest a clear path to addressing opposition among Senate Republicans. Mnuchin and Pelosi are expected to continue talks this week, he said. Mnuchin headed into the latest talks on Friday with a White House offer of $1.8 trillion in economic stimulus. House Democrats have passed a $2.2 trillion proposal.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

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What’s In It For You?

What’s In It For You?

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On September 11, 2020 President Duterte signed the “Bayanihan to Recover as One” or Bayanihan 2 law. The law grants special powers to Duterte in response to the Covid-19 crisis until December 19.  This was signed into law during the government declaration of lockdown as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak but it has already lapsed by June 2020. The previous “Bayanihan to Heal as One” or Bayanihan 1 had granted special powers to Duterte but this ended on June 5.  This law had prepared a ₱165 billion response fund to the Covid-19 pandemic. The budget will be used for measures to protect health workers, aid the educational system and help alleviate the economic situation of the country. This second round of economic stimulus under Bayanihan 2 is aimed at keeping the economy going. So what’s in it for you? Here’s a quick run down of the key benefits.

Economic Recovery

The pandemic has gravely affected workers, business owners, individuals, and families, economically. To aid in the recovery, Bayanihan 2 has allotted a budget to specifically help keep the economy going. [block type=”info” title=”What this law will provide:”]

  • ₱13 billion for unemployment or involuntary separation assistance for the self-employed, displaced workers, freelancers, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the government deployment ban.
  • ₱39.5 billion to government financial institutions (GFIs) which is as follows: 
    • ₱6 billion to the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) to infuse low-interest loans for laborers and businesses owners affected by the crisis
    • ₱5 billion for the credit guarantee program
    • ₱10 billion to provide assistance to Restart Enterprises or CARES program of the trade department’s Small Business Corporation (SBC)
    • ₱6 billion to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the tourism industry hard-hit by the pandemic
    • ₱18.4 billion to the Land Bank of
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Microsoft Teams gets breakout rooms, custom layouts and virtual commutes

Microsoft Teams gets breakout rooms, custom layouts and virtual commutes

Unsurprisingly, Teams has become a major focus for Microsoft during the COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s no surprise that the company is using its annual Ignite IT conference to announce a number of new features for the service.

Today’s announcements follow the launch of features like Together Mode and dynamic view earlier this summer.

Together Mode, which puts cutouts of meeting participants in different settings, is getting a bit of an update today with the launch of new scenes: auditoriums, coffee shops and conference rooms. Like before, the presenter chooses the scene, but what’s new now is that Microsoft is also using machine learning to ensure that participants are automatically centered in their virtual chairs, making the whole scene look just a little bit more natural (and despite what Microsoft’s research shows, I can never help but think that this all looks a bit goofy, maybe because it reminds me of the opening credits of The Muppet Show).

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Also new in Teams is custom layouts, which allow presenters to customize how their presentations — and their own video feeds — appear. With this, a presenter can superimpose her own video image over the presentation, for example.

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Breakout rooms, a feature that is getting a lot of use in Zoom these days, is now also coming to Teams. Microsoft calls it the most requested feature in Teams and, like in similar products, it allows meeting organizers to split participants into smaller groups — and the meeting organizer can then go from room to room. Unsurprisingly, this feature is especially popular with teachers, though companies, too, often use it to facilitate brainstorming sessions, for example.

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After exhausting all your brainstorming power in those breakout rooms and finishing up your meeting, Teams can now also

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Zahidi hits back at Guan Eng, says will follow suit if latter resigns first

Zahidi hits back at Guan Eng, says will follow suit if latter resigns first

Lim Guan Eng et al. posing for a photo: Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng speaks to reporters at the Kuala Lumpur High Court September 9, 2020. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng speaks to reporters at the Kuala Lumpur High Court September 9, 2020. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin today took a jibe at DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, challenging the latter to resign from his party post and MP seat owing to his corruption charges.

This was after Lim called on the Padang Besar MP to immediately resign from his post after giving inaccurate information twice in Parliament, first over 18-year-old Sabahan student Veveonah Mosibin and later on Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia’s (KKMM) online purchase surcharge. 

“Resign from your party as the secretary-general, step down from your parliamentarian role, and I will resign as deputy minister.

“Don’t act smart and call others out, while you are not right yourself.

“Now, Lim Guan Eng has been charged for corruption, so he too must resign. Our practice previously has always been one where those who are charged in court for corruption must resign. So he has to resign if he truly wants to uphold integrity,” Zahidi told Malay Mail.

Earlier today, Lim said that while the bullying of Veveonah has not been resolved, Zahidi then went on to announce KKMM’s intention to charge a service fee of 20 cents for purchases under RM1,000 on e-commerce platforms and an additional 20 cents for every subsequent RM1,000, with his statement refuted by the ministry itself, which denied that discussions on the surcharge took place after negative response from the public.

“As Zahidi has lost public credibility, it is necessary for someone more competent and capable to replace him as deputy minister,” Lim said today.

Yesterday, Zahidi expressed his desire to meet with Veveonah after drawing public

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Singapore University of Social Sciences Chooses Ellucian Banner Cloud

Singapore University of Social Sciences Chooses Ellucian Banner Cloud

Singapore institution’s digitalization transformation drives choice of managed cloud services with Ellucian and Fujitsu Asia

Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, and Fujitsu Asia, a leading information and communication technology company, today announced that Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), has decided to move to the cloud with Ellucian Banner.

Ellucian Banner Cloud is a powerful Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution designed specifically for higher education. The innovative cloud-based offering empowers institutions to efficiently and effectively manage all human resources, finance, and student information processes in a modern digital environment.

“As our university continues to grow in Singapore and regionally, our priority continues to deliver student-centered learning experiences that will empower our graduates to be purposeful global citizens and serve society,” said Gary Teo, Director of Campus IT Services, Singapore University of Social Sciences. “Our digital transformation is a core enabler in our mission to deliver world class student experiences and operational excellence. We look forward to working closely with Ellucian and Fujitsu towards achieving a successful deployment of our new cloud-based platform solution.”

“The cloud can serve as a force multiplier to achieve the goals of today’s educational institutions – improving institutional productivity while mitigating potential data risks from academic processes,” said Fujitsu Asia’s President Uno Motohiko. “Fujitsu is committed to help institutions transform by delivering business value with cutting-edge digital innovation and our experience in managing complex enterprise environment. We are delighted to support SUSS with an array of new possibilities through a seamless and resource-efficient cloud solution. Digital-native learners can enjoy enhanced experiences and mobility while the school gleans better insights, all in a highly-secure and agile environment.”

“Across the board, institutions are simply outgrowing their homegrown solutions,” said Ellucian President and CEO, Laura Ipsen. “Implementing a cloud-based environment is

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