Day: July 1, 2020

Inivos launches charitable initiative to address COVID-19 in hospices

Leading UK infection prevention and control experts Inivos have today launched a new charitable initiative, ‘Inivos in the Community’, to tackle the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen in hospices.

Inivos will provide free-of-charge clinical decontamination services to hospices and palliative care organisations concerned about the spread of SARS-CoV-2, which causes the COVID-19 virus, within their facilities.

To support hospices during the pandemic, Inivos is aiming to provide five decontamination processes each month to organisations in need of infection prevention and control, with applications assessed based on the urgency and type of decontamination required.

By filling in a short application form, organisations will be able to apply for decontamination of patient areas, treatment rooms and staff personal protective equipment (PPE) under the scheme.

Tautvydas Karitonas, Head of Research and Development at Inivos, commented: “The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that clinical decontamination is not just the responsibility of hospitals.

“Residential care homes,

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Queens bank Coutts joins Bounce Back Loan Scheme

Today the British Business Bank has announced that Coutts and Arbuthnot Latham will join the other 21 Bounce Back Loan Scheme lenders who have been accredited since the scheme opened.

There has also been six new lenders for accreditation under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), three new lenders for accreditation under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS).

New CBILS lenders 365 Business Finance, FOLK2FOLK, Handelsbanken, LendingCrowd, Maxxia, and Nucleus Commercial Finance will be able to provide financial support to smaller businesses across the UK that are losing revenue and seeing their cashflow disrupted, as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.

New CLBILS lenders Close Brothers, ThinCats and HSBC Bank plc, a separate entity from the previously-accredited HSBC UK, will be able to provide finance to midsized and larger UK businesses with a group turnover of more than £45m (the upper limit for the existing smaller-business focused

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Cashies extends $150m deal | Business News

Cash Converters is claiming a solid balance sheet after it extended a $150 million securitisation facility, following a turbulent time for the payday lender.

The Perth-based business said the securitisation facility with Fortress Investment Group would have expired at the ended of 2020, but the term will now end in December 2022.

The finance facility was signed in 2016 and is against Cash Converters International’s small and medium contract loan books and auto loan book.

Chief executive Sam Budiselik said it was significant in the current economic environment.

It comes after a tumultuous period in Cash Converters’ executive suite.

In February, Brendan White resigned as chief executive officer, with the company saying in an ASX announcement it was due to family commitments.

That came just more than a year after Mr White was picked for the role, in late 2018.

Mr Budiselik was promoted from the role of chief

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Shuler retiring from KQED after covering Silicon Valley for 30 years

Peter Jon Shuler

Peter Jon Shuler is retiring from KQED after covering Silicon Valley for the past 30 years.

Dan Brekke of KQED writes, “That blind leap into Silicon Valley led in July 1990 to a full-time position at KQED, one for which he was required to move south from San Francisco. It was a job that gave Peter a front-row seat to the ascendancy of the internet and World Wide Web and development of many of the technologies that shape our daily lives today.

“What he saw then wasn’t pretty. A five-part series he reported in 1993 was prescient in understanding how technology that was superficially friendly was in fact creating a web that would bind us ever more tightly to work.

“‘The danger is that we will allow the anytime, anyplace office to become the every time, everyplace office,’ Stanford futurist Paul Saffo said in one of the

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