Furniture Source – FYJ 5 http://fyj5.net/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 06:10:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://fyj5.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Furniture Source – FYJ 5 http://fyj5.net/ 32 32 The Tragedy of Macbeth: The real hero of Denzel Washington’s stunning new film isn’t Denzel Washington. He hides in plain sight https://fyj5.net/the-tragedy-of-macbeth-the-real-hero-of-denzel-washingtons-stunning-new-film-isnt-denzel-washington-he-hides-in-plain-sight/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 02:35:00 +0000 https://fyj5.net/the-tragedy-of-macbeth-the-real-hero-of-denzel-washingtons-stunning-new-film-isnt-denzel-washington-he-hides-in-plain-sight/ With nine Oscars between them, the trio of towering central figures behind Macbeth’s Tragedy— stars Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, and director Joel Coen — might dominate the talk on the new Shakespeare adaptation, out on Apple TV+, but a fourth person has made an equally strong artistic contribution to the film. Otherwise stronger. French […]]]>

With nine Oscars between them, the trio of towering central figures behind Macbeth’s Tragedy— stars Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, and director Joel Coen — might dominate the talk on the new Shakespeare adaptation, out on Apple TV+, but a fourth person has made an equally strong artistic contribution to the film. Otherwise stronger.

French cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel began working on the project months before shooting a single frame, imagining with the director a visual aesthetic that was as avant-garde as it was rooted in tradition and history.

The five-time Oscar nominee will likely earn his sixth nomination for The Tragedy of Macbeth, continuing a no-win nomination streak that is slowly beginning to look like the one the great Roger Deakins began in 1994. In a twist of irony that would make the bard himself proud, Deakins was the Coens’ usual cinematographer before Delbonnel. Deakins won his first Oscar for his 14th nomination, then followed that up with another win for his 15th. Delbonnel is one of the best in the business, and it wouldn’t be surprising if he ended up with a career like Deakins.

This is the fourth time he has worked on a Coen Brothers project. He also shot the duo’s Paris, je t’aime segment, went on to earn an Oscar nomination for Inside Llewyn Davis and followed that up with hugely diverse work on The Ballad of Buster. Scruggs, an anthology in which each of the six shorts had a distinct visual palette. But Macbeth is the first time Joel Coen has directed on his own. And therefore, the first time that Delbonnel does not have two soundboards on a Coen platter. Although he has in the past described them as “one person, divided”.

Director Joel Coen (C) chats with Bruno Delbonnel (R) on the set of The Tragedy of Macbeth. (Picture: AppleTV+)

There’s something to be said for a man who got his start in TV commercials – he told Deadline in a recent interview that he’s helped whip up everything from cat food to laundry detergent – and is now among the most requested filmmakers. He stated in the same interview that he turned down an offer to film The French Dispatch from Wes Anderson, which would have been notable as Anderson worked almost exclusively with DP Robert Yeoman; in that its inimitably handcrafted visual style is as much Yeoman’s handiwork as his own. Delbonnel, however, shot Anderson’s brilliant H&M ad a few years ago.

It wouldn’t have been the first time an acclaimed filmmaker was willing to part ways with his usual cinematographer to work with him. Besides the Coens, who had worked with Deakins since 1991, Delbonnel began a three-film streak with Tim Burton in 2012 and made two films for Joe Wright, when the filmmaker briefly parted ways with Seamus McGarvey after the disastrous Pan. Then, Delbonnel will work on Alfonso Cuaron’s next, for which he collaborates with the director’s accomplice, the triple Oscar winner Emmanuel Lubezki.

But while each of these DPs can pride themselves on adapting to a director’s needs and changing things up – for example, Lubezki shot both Gravity and Children of Men – Delbonnel’s style is often more recognizable than that of most filmmakers. For example, Darkest Hour and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince looked more like Bruno Delbonnel films than anything Wright or David Yates had done before.

The Tragedy of Macbeth, shot entirely on the sound stages of Los Angeles in a black-and-white Academy report, is unlike anything Coen or Delbonnel have ever attempted. It is a film defined by its emptiness; the vacancy of its brutalist corridors and the desolation of its deliberately artificial landscapes. Like Dogville and Manderlay by Lars von Trier, it is a film that is located in the no man’s land between theater and cinema.

And like those films, The Tragedy of Macbeth is almost as barren, not in a metaphorical sense, but literally. There are no windows in the walls of Macbeth’s castle; there is no furniture in his rooms; no carpets on its floors. A stark contrast, you’ll agree, to the chaos raging in his (scorpion-infested) mind.

In addition to the very pointed use of Shakespeare’s words, the film also presents a rather singular visual language. Together this creates a kind of dissonance in the viewer’s mind, an instant signal that they are experiencing something abstract. In addition to the sense of confinement that the 4:3 aspect ratio communicates, the film’s hat-trick to German Expressionism and film noir evokes a mood. You’re watching a story about a man who gradually loses his mind, so it makes sense to pay homage to a genre whose protagonists have often been torn by moral dilemmas.

Delbonnel captures the denouement of Macbeth with high-contrast imagery combined with Coen’s rhythmic editing – jagged shadows in a courtyard can turn into almost painterly portraits that fill the entire frame. And after a few predominantly gray acts, Delbonnel separates the film into a more distinct black and white, perhaps to reflect Macbeth’s descent into madness. It again floods the cramped surroundings with gray in the film’s morally murky final act, as Washington walks in for one of his last close-ups, choosing to whisper one of the most important monologues ever written.

It’s a showy performance, for sure. But it is also the one that Delbonnel has set up behind the camera. It would be a shame if it wasn’t recognized.

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Glorious food: M&S, Tesco elevator prospects, ASOS downbeat fashion chain https://fyj5.net/glorious-food-ms-tesco-elevator-prospects-asos-downbeat-fashion-chain/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 09:37:00 +0000 https://fyj5.net/glorious-food-ms-tesco-elevator-prospects-asos-downbeat-fashion-chain/ LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – British shoppers’ desire to celebrate Christmas at home has pushed Tesco (TSCO.L) and Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) to the top of the festive retail pile, with demand of high-end food and wine products and champagne both helping to improve earnings forecasts. The rapid spread of the Omicron variant of the […]]]>

LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – British shoppers’ desire to celebrate Christmas at home has pushed Tesco (TSCO.L) and Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) to the top of the festive retail pile, with demand of high-end food and wine products and champagne both helping to improve earnings forecasts.

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in the weeks leading up to Christmas has left many pubs and restaurants deserted, with shoppers instead turning to supermarket aisles to entertain smaller groups at home. Read more

While the country’s biggest supermarket, Tesco, sold more than 8 million bottles of champagne and sparkling wine, pub group Mitchells & Butlers (MAB.L) said sales fell 10.2% over the four weeks of Christmas compared to pre-pandemic trading.

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There was also pressure on the fast fashion front, with former stock market darling ASOS (ASOS.L) reporting that its sales, while in line with the downgraded forecast, had been limited by the volatility of demand and supply chain constraints.

Tesco boss Ken Murphy said the group had invested more to secure delivery at a time when labor shortages caused by Omicron and rising transport costs have hit deliveries. Read more

“This has put us in a strong position to meet customer needs as, once again, COVID-19 has led to a greater emphasis on celebrating at home,” he said.

M&S, Britain’s most famous retail group recovering from a decade of decline, said food sales were up 12.4% on their pre-pandemic performance there turned two in the 13 weeks to Jan. 1, while clothing and home sales rose 3.2%. Both were better than expected. Read more

HARDER TIMES AHEAD

British clothing retailer Next (NXT.L) set the tone for the festive reporting season when it released results last week showing consumer demand had been much stronger than expected. Read more

Since then, supermarkets, sportswear groups and furniture sellers have reported strong Christmas sales, but almost all warn that 2022 will be difficult when UK consumers are expected to be burdened by rising energy costs , taxes and general inflation.

Next and ASOS have warned they have introduced price hikes to counter soaring cost inflation due to rising wages, freight and manufacturing. German discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl said they would continue to keep prices low, keeping pressure on the sector. Read more

Official economic surveys show consumer spending held up well until the end of December, but while some Britons saved money by working from home, they are expected to rein in spending in 2022 as the cost of life climbs.

Shares of Tesco and M&S both fell in early trading as they were expected to improve forecasts. Shares of ASOS rose 6% after announcing it would move to the main stock market listing, broadening its possible shareholder base.

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Chairish introduces European inventory to the US market https://fyj5.net/chairish-introduces-european-inventory-to-the-us-market/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 14:04:10 +0000 https://fyj5.net/chairish-introduces-european-inventory-to-the-us-market/ SAN FRANCISCO – The premium and vintage home furniture online marketplace Chairish is adding some 200,000 European items to complete its 650,000 household pieces. This international expansion follows two years of growth for the San Francisco-based company and builds on its acquisition in 2021 of Pamono, Europe’s leading luxury vintage market. “Chairish connects high-end sellers […]]]>

SAN FRANCISCO – The premium and vintage home furniture online marketplace Chairish is adding some 200,000 European items to complete its 650,000 household pieces.

This international expansion follows two years of growth for the San Francisco-based company and builds on its acquisition in 2021 of Pamono, Europe’s leading luxury vintage market.

“Chairish connects high-end sellers and affluent design enthusiasts with the most comprehensive and chic selection of home furnishings available in the world,” said Gregg Brockway, Co-Founder and CEO of Chairish. “Enabling Chairish to showcase Europe’s best sellers is an important step in our quest to be the global design community’s source for the world’s best design objects. “

Chairish saw 39% year-over-year revenue growth in 2020, and with the addition of Pamono, 54% year-over-year revenue growth in 2021. Officials believe that momentum will continue in 2022, the category of resale furniture is expected to increase by 54%. over the next five years, 3.5 times faster than traditional retail.

In 2021, Chairish began offsetting 100% of its estimated carbon emissions from global shipping and released its first-ever Home Furniture Resale report on the state of re-commerce in the home furnishings industry. . The report, released in September 2021, details the growing popularity of re-commerce, which buyers increasingly appreciate for its more sustainable approach to interior design, and describes the online growth of the furniture industry in his outfit.

“Chairish is well positioned at the intersection of e-commerce and re-commerce, two seismic upheavals that are shaking the home furnishings industry,” said Brockway. “We have benefited from the boom in online shopping and the growing demand for vintage items, due to the slow supply chain for new products and the growing consumer interest in sustainability.”

Other highlights for 2021 include Chairish’s first-ever TV ad campaign, the launch of Chairish Magazine, the first annual website-wide sale “Chairish The Days”, the introduction of the “Buy Now Pay Later” program by Chairish with Afterpay and the launch of Chairish’s Android Application.

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NWI Business Ins and Outs: Lego toy store, lobster roll restaurant, Ynot Treasures and Renegade Resale open; Starbucks closes | Northwest Indiana Business Titles https://fyj5.net/nwi-business-ins-and-outs-lego-toy-store-lobster-roll-restaurant-ynot-treasures-and-renegade-resale-open-starbucks-closes-northwest-indiana-business-titles/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://fyj5.net/nwi-business-ins-and-outs-lego-toy-store-lobster-roll-restaurant-ynot-treasures-and-renegade-resale-open-starbucks-closes-northwest-indiana-business-titles/ A new toy store in Valparaiso specializes in Legos and collectibles. Miller’s Toy Box opened last fall at 3512 Calumet Ave., near El Salto, in a bustling mall with a cafe, pizzeria, and barber shop. It offers rare Legos, such as one would find in a Lego store, a Legoland or a Lego Discovery Center. […]]]>

A new toy store in Valparaiso specializes in Legos and collectibles.

Miller’s Toy Box opened last fall at 3512 Calumet Ave., near El Salto, in a bustling mall with a cafe, pizzeria, and barber shop. It offers rare Legos, such as one would find in a Lego store, a Legoland or a Lego Discovery Center.

“To find a store like ours, you’ll have to travel to the western suburbs of Chicago, Detroit, or Indianapolis,” owner Jason Miller said. “There’s also one at Water Tower Place. We specialize in things you won’t see at Walmart.”

Miller has been in the collectibles business since 1989. He has traded collectibles in a number of places, such as NWI Comic-Con and the Brickworld conventions, including the upcoming one in Indianapolis.

He eventually came to see that there was an underserved demand for Legos.

“I did Star Wars and Hot Wheels, but wanted to come back and do something you don’t see every day,” Miller said. “We had one or two, or a half-dozen sets when we first started, but we ended up showing up at toy shows with entire stalls of nothing but Legos. We’ve been strictly Legos and have a reputation for finding stuff that no one else has. We just received ‘Home Alone’ sets for Christmas which were gone within days. “


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Global Contract Furniture Market size forecast segmented by Analysis, CAGR, Regions, Manufacturers, Types and Applications by MR Precision Reports https://fyj5.net/global-contract-furniture-market-size-forecast-segmented-by-analysis-cagr-regions-manufacturers-types-and-applications-by-mr-precision-reports/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 01:15:20 +0000 https://fyj5.net/global-contract-furniture-market-size-forecast-segmented-by-analysis-cagr-regions-manufacturers-types-and-applications-by-mr-precision-reports/ ” Contract furniture market 2021: final analysis“ Los Angeles, United States, March 2021, – The study published on Contract furniture market is a systematic review that includes key parameters and indicators essential to understanding the market. Data from the years 2015 to 2020 is used to show the condition and size of the market. The […]]]>

Contract furniture market 2021: final analysis

Los Angeles, United States, March 2021, – The study published on Contract furniture market is a systematic review that includes key parameters and indicators essential to understanding the market. Data from the years 2015 to 2020 is used to show the condition and size of the market. The report also includes a total market value for the forecast period, as well as the CAGR. The Introductory chapter along with product description and market scope is an overview of the Contract Furniture industry. The study also analyzes the market dynamics in terms of products as well as the evolution of industry growth.

The Research Report on Contract Furniture Market 2021 contains a qualified and in-depth examination of the Contract Furniture industry. To begin with, the report provides the current business situation along with a valid assessment of the construction furniture market analysis. This report is partitioned based on the conduct of the Contract Furniture market Key players, candidacy and Regions. Changes in the economic situation of commercial furniture are also discovered in the report.

The major key manufacturers in the contract furniture market are: Koleksiyon, Global Upholstery Solutions, Clarin, Steelcase, Herman Miller, Creative Wood, KI, KOKUYO, AFC SYSTEMS, Kinnarps, HNI, Knoll, IKEA, Teknion, KETTAL, BERCO DESIGNS, Sedus, Meridian Office Group, Godrej and Boyce, HBF Furniture , Wipro Furniture Business, 9to5 Seating, Okamura,…

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Market segment by type covers: Chairs, Tables, Sofas, Others

The market segment by applications can be divided into: Offices, hotels, education, bars, hospital, others

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Competitor analysis is one of the best sections of the report which compares the progress of leading players based on crucial metrics including market share, new developments, global reach, local competition, price and production. . From the nature of the competition to future changes in the vendor landscape, the report provides an in-depth analysis of the competition in the global professional furniture market.

Production, consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate are the key objectives of the Office Furniture Market forecast from 2013 to 2026 (forecast) in these regions:

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  • United States
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • India
  • South East Asia
  • South America

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Chapter 4, Overall Market Analysis, Capacity Analysis (Company Segment), Sales Analysis (Company Segment), Sales Price Analysis (Company Segment);
Chapter 5 and 6, Regional Market Analysis which includes United States, China, Europe, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, Custom Furniture Segment Market Analysis (by Type);
Chapter 7 and 8, Construction Site Furniture Segment Market Analysis (by Application) Major Manufacturers Analysis of Construction Site Furniture;
Chapter 9, Market Trend Analysis, Regional Market Trend, Market Trend by Product Type Chairs, Tables, Sofas, Others, Market Trend by Application Offices, Hotels, Education, Bars, Hospitals, Others, Others;
Chapter 10, Regional Marketing Type Analysis, International Trade Type Analysis, Supply Chain Analysis;
Chapter 11, The Consumers Analysis of Global Business Furniture;
Chapter 12, Construction Furniture Research Findings and Conclusion, Appendix, methodology and data source;
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With at least 12 dead, the Fairmount fire the deadliest fire in Philadelphia in the century – CBS Philly https://fyj5.net/with-at-least-12-dead-the-fairmount-fire-the-deadliest-fire-in-philadelphia-in-the-century-cbs-philly/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 21:49:00 +0000 https://fyj5.net/with-at-least-12-dead-the-fairmount-fire-the-deadliest-fire-in-philadelphia-in-the-century-cbs-philly/ PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A fire Wednesday morning in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia left at least 12 people dead – including eight children. It was the deadliest fire in Philadelphia in at least a century. So many deaths in a single fire are almost unheard of in Philadelphia. READ MORE: ‘Sisters, nieces and nephews’: loved […]]]>

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A fire Wednesday morning in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia left at least 12 people dead – including eight children. It was the deadliest fire in Philadelphia in at least a century.

So many deaths in a single fire are almost unheard of in Philadelphia.

READ MORE: ‘Sisters, nieces and nephews’: loved ones are heartbroken after 12 people die in the Fairmount fire

Eyewitness News spoke with a historian who said he couldn’t think of a blaze that claimed more civilian lives than the one on Wednesday. He said there could be changes to city regulations once the investigation is completed.

“One of the most serious fires in the city’s history,” said Brian Anderson, curator of the Fireman’s Hall Museum in Philadelphia.

Anderson says Wednesday morning’s blaze will be one of the deadliest in town. But he remembers other dark days in the city’s history.

In 1975, eight firefighters and a police officer were killed in the Gulf Refinery fire in South Philly. First responders were killed in an explosion hours after the first call for fire.

“This was due to the leak of the flammable fluid that was in the cylinders and was triggered by the exhaust from the device located near the ground, under the device,” Anderson said.

READ MORE: Man shot dead during attempted hijacking in Oxford Circle, police say

One of the city’s most infamous fires occurred in May 1985. It was dubbed the MOVE bombing after Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a neighborhood in West Philly. It was a botched attempt to arrest members of the MOVE group, but it razed an entire neighborhood.

“The tragedy claimed the lives of 11 people – five children and six adults and six city blocks,” Anderson said.

In February 1991, three firefighters were killed in the Meridian Bank fire. The building opposite the Town Hall was one of the tallest buildings in the city at the time. The fire started on the 22nd floor and before being extinguished, spread to the 30th floor.

Firefighters were killed by smoke inhalation. Anderson says this has led to changes in the city’s fire regulations.

“It came about having fire extinguishing sprinkler systems, updating the fire prevention code on what should be in place in these skyscrapers, unfortunately using the three deceased firefighters from the engine 11 that day, ”Anderson said.

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The city’s deadliest fire took place in 1901 when 22 people were killed in a downtown furniture store.


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Fourth most recent stimulus check: what’s behind the recurring payments push? https://fyj5.net/fourth-most-recent-stimulus-check-whats-behind-the-recurring-payments-push/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 12:48:33 +0000 https://fyj5.net/fourth-most-recent-stimulus-check-whats-behind-the-recurring-payments-push/ The IRS issued more than 169 million payments during the third round of direct stimulus aid, with checks for $ 1,400 reaching most US households. But some advocates and lawmakers are pushing for a fourth round of stimulus aid that would effectively send recurring payments until the pandemic is over. So far, the federal response […]]]>

The IRS issued more than 169 million payments during the third round of direct stimulus aid, with checks for $ 1,400 reaching most US households. But some advocates and lawmakers are pushing for a fourth round of stimulus aid that would effectively send recurring payments until the pandemic is over.

So far, the federal response to the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has paid eligible adults $ 3,200: $ 1,200 under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act in March 2020 $ 600 in a measure of December relief; and $ 1,400 as part of the US bailout, signed in March by President Joe Biden.

Despite this financial assistance, millions of Americans remain in financial difficulty and the spread of the Omicron variant is create new economic headwinds. More than a quarter of Americans struggled to pay for household expenses in the past week, according to new data from a census survey that asked people in the first two weeks of December.

The unemployment rate stands at 4.2%, still above its pre-pandemic level of 3.5%. And while companies hire, there are still about 2.3 million fewer people on payrolls today than before the pandemic. Economists are concerned about the spread of the Omicron variant, which has university campuses closed and caused the cancellation of events including Broadway shows.

Rising COVID-19 cases “are hitting demand across recreation, entertainment, travel and food services, as high-frequency data indicates,” said David Kelly, chief global strategist at JPMorgan Funds in a January 3 research note. “It will also lead to widespread absenteeism in early 2022, putting a significant drag on the economy in the first quarter, after a very strong fourth quarter.

At the same time, tax support for more than 30 million American families ended last month, with the final payment of the child tax credit landing in bank accounts on December 15. These checks – which provided up to $ 300 per eligible child – will not continue into 2022 because the Build Back Better Act, which provided for a one-year extension of the program, failed to progress due to opposition of Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia.

For many people, in short, stimulus aid is long gone, a problem that the minds of many Americans who continue to struggle against unemployment and a weak labor market. In fact, nearly 3 million people have signed a Change.org petition began last year calling on lawmakers to pass legislation for monthly recurring payments of $ 2,000.

Some advocates are urging lawmakers to push forward with new stimulus efforts, including for one particular group that has been hit hard by rising inflation amid the pandemic. As of December, more than 95,000 people signed a petition from the Senior Citizens League, an advocacy group for American seniors, to provide a one-time check for $ 1,400 to seniors.

The rise in inflation in 2021 far exceeded the 1.3% benefit increase Social Security recipients received at the start of this year. But even with the 5.9% cost of living increase coming in January 2022 effect, many older people will always lag behind inflation, which has jumped 6.8% in November.

“It would help people buy an extra week of groceries for a few months,” said Mary Johnson, Social Security and Medicare policy analyst with the Senior Citizens League. “A stimulus payment would help them manage these higher rising costs.”

Recurring payments?

Some lawmakers have taken up the idea of ​​recurring payments. Twenty-one senators – all Democrats – signed a letter of March 30 to Mr. Biden in support of the recurring stimulus payments, noting at the time that the $ 1,400 payments about to be distributed by the IRS would not delay people for long.

“Almost 6 in 10 people say the payments of $ 1,400 that are to be included in the bailout will last them less than three months,” the senators wrote in the letter.


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Meanwhile, some states are create their own form of dunning checks. About two-thirds of California residents are likely to qualify for a “Golden State Stimuluscheck via a new effort from Gov. Gavin Newsom. This effort will provide $ 600 to low- and middle-income residents who have filed their 2020 income tax returns. Florida and parts of Texas have authorized bonuses for teachers to help offset the impact of the pandemic.

The letter from the US Senators does not specify the amount of recurring payments they are seeking. A separate effort from Democratic lawmakers in January 2021 pushed for $ 2,000 in monthly checks until the end of the pandemic. Instead, the American Rescue Plan authorized one-time payments of up to $ 1,400 for each eligible adult and dependent.

Child tax credit: end of December

Some families received another form of stimulus assistance when the IRS in July deposited the first of six monthly cash payments on the bank accounts of parents eligible for the Child Tax Credit (CTC). Families received an average of $ 423 in their first CTC payment, according to an analysis of census data from the left-wing advocacy group Economic Security Project.

Eligible families received up to $ 1,800 in cash through December, with the money split evenly over the six months from July through December. The aid was due to the expanded CTC, which is part of President Joe Biden’s US bailout.

Eligible families received $ 300 per month for each child under 6 and $ 250 for children 6 to 17. Several families who spoke to CBS MoneyWatch said the extra money would go towards child care, back-to-school supplies and other essentials.

While progressives and some Democrats have urged lawmakers to pursue the improved CTC, it appears to be stuck for now. This means families will not receive a CTC payment in January or beyond.

Emergency fund, savings

So far, people who have received all three rounds of stimulus payments have said they use most of the funds to pay off debts or spend money on savings, according to a recent report. To analyse of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. This could indicate that people are using the money to reduce debts they incurred during the pandemic as well as to build an emergency fund in the event of another shock.

Millions of Americans have been spared the three rounds of stimulus payments, researchers have found.

But when stimulus faltered, such as last fall when Congress stalled on another round of aid, the woes increased “markedly” in November and December, according to one. May Analysis data from the University of Michigan census.

CTC reduction could provide more headwinds for families and the economy, noted Kelly of JPMorgan Funds.

“The IRS reports that these payments totaled about $ 15 billion per month and that their sudden cessation could reduce recently burgeoning spending on food and other essentials,” Kelly noted.

Still living paycheck to paycheck

Although the economy is improving, millions of people continue to suffer from reduced incomes and have not been able to take advantage of government aid programs, said Greg Nasif, political director of Humanity Forward. Only 4 out of 10 unemployed have actually benefited from unemployment assistance, according to a March study by economist Eliza Forsythe.


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Many people never applied for unemployment benefits because they thought they were not entitled to it, while others may have given up due to long waits and other issues.

What is the probability of a fourth raise check?

Don’t hold your breath, according to Wall Street analysts.

On the one hand, the Biden administration has focused on spending on infrastructure to spur economic growth, assuming that investing in roads, trains, and other direct investments will help get people back to work and to stimulate the ongoing recovery.

Second, economists have pointed the finger at relief efforts such as the three rounds of stimulus checks to help inflation. Because Americans had money in their pockets, they increased their spending on goods such as furniture, cars, and electronics. Combine this with tightening the supply chain, and the result was significantly higher inflation, according to economists.

Without further stimulus efforts on the horizon, it is likely that inflation could slow down in 2022, according to Brad McMillan, chief investment officer at Commonwealth Financial Network. “One of the causes of inflation has been an explosion in demand induced by federal stimulus measures,” he noted in a December report. “But this stimulus is now over.”

He added: “Yes, we will continue to face inflation and supply issues, but they are moderating and will continue to do so.”


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The installation of the new Archbishop of Tuam will take place next week – Connacht Tribune – Galway City Tribune: https://fyj5.net/the-installation-of-the-new-archbishop-of-tuam-will-take-place-next-week-connacht-tribune-galway-city-tribune/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 14:05:27 +0000 https://fyj5.net/the-installation-of-the-new-archbishop-of-tuam-will-take-place-next-week-connacht-tribune-galway-city-tribune/ Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Preliminary traffic collision statistics show that the number of road fatalities in Galway has increased compared to 2020. The figures were released yesterday by the Highway Safety Authority, following an analysis of provisional fatal collision reports by An Garda Síochána. 12 people died in fatal road crashes in the city […]]]>

Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Preliminary traffic collision statistics show that the number of road fatalities in Galway has increased compared to 2020.

The figures were released yesterday by the Highway Safety Authority, following an analysis of provisional fatal collision reports by An Garda Síochána.

12 people died in fatal road crashes in the city and county of Galway last year, up from 5 the year before and recorded the third highest in the country behind Dublin which recorded 20 road fatalities and Meath with 14.

Nationally, the total number of road fatalities was 133, making it the safest year on Irish roads since road fatalities were first recorded in 1959.

National figures also indicated that while 18 pedestrians were killed in 2021, this is the lowest number of pedestrians killed in the past 25 years, as the breakdown by road user has only been available since 1996.

There was an increase in fatalities among drivers and motorcyclists in 2021 with 70 and 21 respectively, an increase of 9 and 4.

Provisional serious injury figures show 1,091 serious injuries have been recorded through December 21, 2021 compared to 1,105 in 2020

Other statistics showed that during the year 2021, more than 175,000 drivers were detected committing speeding offenses, more than 23,000 detected using a mobile phone in driving, nearly 8,800 arrests were made for driving under the influence of drugs, more than 7,000 were detected for seat belt violations and more than 7,500 unaccompanied learner drivers were detected.


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House fires kill 7 people across CSRA https://fyj5.net/house-fires-kill-7-people-across-csra/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 20:53:00 +0000 https://fyj5.net/house-fires-kill-7-people-across-csra/ AIKEN, SC (WRDW / WAGT) – Home fires continue to ravage the CSRA, killing seven people in one month. This is happening during the peak house fire season, raising concern among local first responders who have called on the public to stay safe. The latest death was in a fire that was reported at 6:23 […]]]>

AIKEN, SC (WRDW / WAGT) – Home fires continue to ravage the CSRA, killing seven people in one month.

This is happening during the peak house fire season, raising concern among local first responders who have called on the public to stay safe.

The latest death was in a fire that was reported at 6:23 p.m. Thursday at 123 Weaver St. in Aiken County.

After the fire was extinguished, a body was found inside and the coroner was called to the scene. The coroner says the victim was not immediately identified and that she will be autopsied Monday morning in Newberry.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

The death comes on the heels of several others across the CSRA dating back to earlier this month.

  • 63-year-old man whose name has not been released died in a fire on Christmas Eve at a mobile home in Columbia County. The fire was caused by an overloaded power strip, said Georgia Fire, Insurance and Safety Commissioner John F. King.
  • 10-year-old Traci Smith died in a house fire on December 15 at 26, boulevard Indépendant. between New Ellenton and Beech Island in Aiken County.
  • Sergio T. Villalobos, 29, died on December 10 in an RV fire at 526 Water Oak Drive in Windsor.
  • Eugenia Gosdin, 82, died of severe burns over 80 percent of his body on December 8 in Augusta. She was cooking at her home in the 1800 block of Telfair Street when fire broke out on her clothes.
  • Two elderly sisters died in a fire on December 3 at 110 White Ash Street in Warrenville. Leila Ann Gantt, 72, and her sister Alice Gantt, 68, were trapped inside and died of smoke and soot inhalation and thermal injuries.

Stay safe

Deaths from the fires have raised concerns across the CSRA, with local rescuers offering advice on how to stay safe as it is peak fire season.

“The first thing people can do right now is test and make sure they have a working smoke detector inside their home,” said Antonio Burden, fire chief and director of the Augusta’s EMA. “There should be an alarm installed in every room where you have a loved one.”

Other safety measures people can take:

  • Make an escape plan and put it into practice with everyone who lives in the house.
  • If you cook, never leave food unattended.
  • Know how to extinguish a grease fire if it ignites. A grease fire can be extinguished by sliding a cover over the pot or pan, turning off the heat source, and moving the pot or pan away from the heat source with a protective glove.
  • Consider purchasing an ABC fire extinguisher.
  • Don’t overload your outlets. If you are using a power strip, make sure it has a UL certified label.

Tips for heating the house

Recognizing the risk of heating equipment, King calls on Georgians to follow these tips to keep you and your home safe this winter.

  • Have your chimney or wood stove inspected and cleaned at the start of the heating season.
  • Do not plug heating equipment into extension cords. This can cause the cord to overheat, damage the appliance, and an increased risk of fire or electric shock.
  • Move anything that can burn (i.e. furniture, bedding, clothing) at least three feet from your furnace, fireplace or wood stove. Fifty-four percent of home heating fire deaths are caused by heating equipment being too close to objects that can burn.
  • Keep children and pets away from your portable or space heater.
  • Turn off your portable heater or heater before leaving the room.
  • Never use your oven to heat your home.

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“Where’s the help?” : Malaysian Prime Minister under fire after deadly floods | Climate News https://fyj5.net/wheres-the-help-malaysian-prime-minister-under-fire-after-deadly-floods-climate-news/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 03:38:49 +0000 https://fyj5.net/wheres-the-help-malaysian-prime-minister-under-fire-after-deadly-floods-climate-news/ The worst floods since 2014 have left at least 48 dead and five missing as the country seeks to fund the development of a climate change adaptation plan. Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob faces a deluge of criticism, with locals accusing his government of reacting too slowly after the worst flooding the country has […]]]>

The worst floods since 2014 have left at least 48 dead and five missing as the country seeks to fund the development of a climate change adaptation plan.

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob faces a deluge of criticism, with locals accusing his government of reacting too slowly after the worst flooding the country has seen in years.

Days of torrential rain caused rivers to overflow last week, inundating towns and forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, killing dozens.

Damaged appliances and soaked furniture were piled up on the streets and outside homes in flood-affected areas as residents and volunteers continued a massive clean-up campaign.

Affected residents were frustrated with authorities and many were still asking where help was.

“I’m angry. There is no help from the government… We need the money to rebuild our lives,” said Asniyati Ismail, who lives in a residential enclave in Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor state. .

“There is mud everywhere, everything has been destroyed,” she told AFP news agency, as her two children helped her clean up.

The mounds of garbage left in the area after the floods have also raised fears of epidemics.

Selangor, which surrounds the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, was the state hardest hit by the flooding.

Many residents of Shah Alam district were stranded in their homes with barely food for days, before being evacuated to boats in a chaotic rescue operation.

“The government has been absolutely slow in the rescue mission,” a resident of Kartik Rao told AFP.

“And now they’re slow in the cleanup operation. Even after seven days, the garbage in this neighborhood has not been cleaned up.

Risks associated with climate change

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri admitted “weaknesses” in the flood response, but promised improvements in the future.

“This post-flood work needs good coordination because I do not want any delay in the implementation process, including in the assistance to the victims of the floods”, said the Prime Minister as quoted by Malay Mail during of his Sunday visit to the affected area in Selangor. .

“We also need to prepare for the second wave of flooding, if it happens. “

Malaysia is hit by floods every year during the monsoon season, from November to February, but this month’s were the worst since 2014.

The floods have left at least 48 dead and five missing in Malaysia, officials said.

Global warming has been linked to worsening flooding.

An aerial view shows vehicles submerged in water in Shah Alam, one of the areas in Selangor state worst affected by flooding last week [Ebrahim Harris/Reuters]

Because a warmer atmosphere holds more water, climate change increases the risk and intensity of flooding from extreme precipitation.

Kawitha Maratha, 39, and her four children were rescued by a boat after rapidly rising floodwaters on the second floor of their home in Shah Alam.

Her husband is deceased.

“The flood destroyed our lives,” she said.

Amid the deadly floods, the government said on Monday it was seeking $ 3 million from the United Nations Green Climate Fund (GCF) to develop a national climate change adaptation plan.

In response to questions sent to the Ministry of Environment and Water on Malaysia’s approach to climate adaptation, Secretary-General Zaini Ujang told Reuters news agency that the ministry would seek the GCF funds to help develop a national adaptation plan by the end of next year.

The plan will focus on areas such as water, agricultural and food security, public health, forestry and infrastructure, Zaini said in a written response.

“The ministry also has long-term plans to apply for climate funds that can help implement programs dealing with the impact of climate change,” he said.


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