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Regional SBA representative visits Central Texas businesses affected by shutdown

WACO, Texas (KWTX) – On Tuesday the Small Business Administration sent out a delegation to meet with local officials and talk with small business owners about their experience during the economic downturn following the COVID-19 pandemic.

“What I am seeing here in Central Texas is that the (Paycheck Protection Program) is an absolute success,” SBA Regional Admin Justin Crossie said.

Crossie along with other SBA staff toured businesses in Waco and Killeen that relied on PPP loans to stay open.

The results so far, they say are a success.

“The economy is much stronger than anyone would have thought at this point,” said Crossie, after going to several states in the region.

While many have speculated over more help coming in the form of another stimulus deal, Crossie said the SBA will back whatever Congress comes up with.

“The next level of moving forward will be up to Congress,”

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UIS, LLCC offering ‘late start’ classes appealing to those affected by COVID-19 pandemic – News – The State Journal-Register

Students who delayed their studies because of the COVID-19 pandemic can get a respite.

Both the University of Illinois Springfield and Lincoln Land Community College are offering “late start” accelerated classes beginning Oct. 19.

In most cases, the classes last eight weeks.

Both campuses opened the fall semester on Aug. 24, offering courses in a variety of formats.

Officials acknowledged that students might have been impacted in a variety of way by the pandemic and made the courses available to prospective and current students.

“Many students may not have been ready to start classes in August due to the COVID-19 pandemic but are ready to start now,” said UIS Interim Chancellor Karen Whitney. “This is also a great opportunity for current students to add to their course load and potentially earn their degree in a shorter period of time.”

Accelerated courses at UIS will be offered in accountancy, athletic training,

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UIS, LLCC offering ’late start’ classes appealing to those affected by COVID-19 pandemic – News – The State Journal-Register

Students who delayed their studies because of the COVID-19 pandemic can get a respite.

Both the University of Illinois Springfield and Lincoln Land Community College are offering “late start” accelerated classes beginning Oct. 19.

In most cases, the classes last eight weeks.

Both campuses opened the fall semester on Aug. 24, offering courses in a variety of formats.

Officials acknowledged that students might have been impacted in a variety of way by the pandemic and made the courses available to prospective and current students.

“Many students may not have been ready to start classes in August due to the COVID-19 pandemic but are ready to start now,” said UIS Interim Chancellor Karen Whitney. “This is also a great opportunity for current students to add to their course load and potentially earn their degree in a shorter period of time.”

Accelerated courses at UIS will be offered in accountancy, athletic training,

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Lionrock Establishes September 22 as National Online Recovery Day to Help 42 Million Affected by Substance Abuse Find Support Online

Lionrock, the leader in telehealth services for substance use disorders (SUDs), today announced September 22 as National Online Recovery Day, created to drive widespread awareness among the 42 million people impacted by SUDs that online recovery services are available, are accessible from anywhere, and are completely private.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200915005284/en/

National Online Recovery Day Panel (Graphic: Business Wire)

National Online Recovery Day takes place annually during National Recovery Month. It is the first national health awareness day focused on the benefits and advantages of telehealth services for any health issue.

“We created National Online Recovery Day as a platform for the recovery field and community to spotlight the amazing online resources and services available and to urge people who need help with a substance abuse problem to take the first step towards recovery,” said Lionrock CEO, Peter Loeb. “Lionrock has been treating

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How Covid-19 has affected business class travel

SYDNEY: Forget the flute of chilled Moet & Chandon before takeoff, mid-flight gin and tonics and a roaming dessert trolley after dinner. Flying business class isn’t what it used to be.

Efforts to minimise human interaction and reduce the risk of infection are taking the shine off the most expensive seats onboard commercial aircraft.

Gone are the multi-course banquets and warm personal service, once the hallmarks of carriers like Singapore Airlines Ltd and Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. These days, what’s left of premium-grade travel is functional, hygienic and closer to cattle class – only with more legroom.

The limitations are one more headache for an industry grappling with a near-total collapse in demand and follow years of luxury oneupmanship among carriers in a contest for the most profitable passengers.

Suddenly, it’s harder to tell airlines apart when you’re up the pointy end. That’s making it tougher to win top-paying customers,

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