Author: Miles

The Missouri Women’s Business Center launched a child care business cohort this week as an effort to address the state’s child care shortages in the state. The cohort will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month on Zoom. Each session will cover topics crucial to child care business growth and starting a child care business, according to a news release from the center, which is a program under Central Missouri Community Action. Participants will have access to one-on-one business coaching and educational workshops. The cohort’s first meeting was on Thursday, April 11.Nadia Ryakhmyatullov, a business education instructor with the Missouri…

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The German parliament approved legislation Friday (April 12) that calls for benefits to be delivered to asylum seekers on payment cards rather than cash.  This change is meant to limit how these migrants can use the benefits, AP reported Friday. The payment cards will only be able to be used for payments in local shops and services and to withdraw limited amounts of cash, according to the report. The cards will not be able to be used to transfer money outside of Germany, a limitation that is meant to prevent migrants from sending money to people abroad or to smugglers, the report…

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Insider Brief evolutionQ announced a contract to contribute to a Bank of Canada research project involving quantum-safe cybersecurity technologies. The research will explore integrating quantum-safe encryption methods and crypto-agility as design goals for digital currencies. The code developed during the research will be released as open source. PRESS RELEASE — evolutionQ, a leading quantum-cybersecurity company, announced a contract to contribute to a Bank of Canada research project involving quantum-safe cybersecurity technologies for greenfield digital currencies. This work highlights the commitment of evolutionQ to understanding the risk posed by quantum computers to emerging financial technologies, such as digital currencies. The research…

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LOS ANGELES — The former interpreter for Major League Baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani turned himself in to authorities Friday morning, a day after he was federally charged with stealing more than $16 million from the Los Angeles Dodgers player to make illegal sports bets.Ippei Mizuhara, 39, of Newport Beach, California, is charged with bank fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.Mizuhara’s attorney was not immediately reached Friday afternoon for comment.During his initial appearance in federal court Friday afternoon in Los Angeles, bond was set at $25,000 for Mizuhara, according to NBC Los Angeles. He surrendered his passport…

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‘24 Record: 29-4 (8-4 SEC). My SEC hatred used to be so simple. #1 was The Chuggers, followed by a large chasm, then The Jorts at #2, then another chasm, and then the Mississippi schools. Then, like we all do in middle age, we expanded. …and we added a damned milkman cult. I still think the top four I listed are the ones that fill me with sports-based hatred, but if we’re just talking about the schools, fanbases, and cities, aTm and College Station are a solid #2. Why? Well, besides how hard they suck, they are the hands down…

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The judge in Donald Trump’s hush money criminal case on Friday turned down the former president’s request to postpone his trial because of publicity about the case.It’s the latest in a string of delay denials that Trump has gotten from various courts this week as he fights to stave off the trial’s start Monday with jury selection.Among other things, Trump’s lawyers had argued that the jury pool was deluged with what the defense saw as “exceptionally prejudicial” news coverage of the case. The defense argued that was a reason to hold off the case indefinitely.Judge Juan M. Merchan said that…

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Friday announced it’s accepted digital equity plans for all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. States and territories submitted plans to qualify for funding through three grant programs totaling $2.75 billion: the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program, the State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program and the Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program. The grants are meant to promote digital equity and inclusion by improving digital access, residents’ digital skills and the affordability of household internet services. The grants were created through the Digital Equity Act in the 2021 infrastructure bill and President…

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YouTube vlogger Ruby Franke’s husband, Kevin Franke, filed a lawsuit against her former business partner, Jodi Hildebrandt, over the two women’s abuse of two of the couple’s four children. Franke is asking for a jury trial and an unspecified amount of damages.He is accusing Hildebrandt, the founder of Connexions Classroom, of emotional distress and negligence toward him and his children due to the abuse of his 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter, whose names were not revealed in the suit.Kevin Franke alleges that his wife moved their four minor children in to Hildebrandt’s Utah home on or about May 22, 2023,…

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Few things are as core to our political debates these days as whataboutism and charges of hypocrisy. It’s much easier to accuse the other side of ceding the moral high ground than to defend your own policies and actions. And there’s a place for that kind of turnabout play — when the evidence is compelling.The evidence is less than compelling when it comes to comparisons between President Biden’s student-loan forgiveness and the Paycheck Protection Program.As Biden has rolled out plans to forgive student loans — including this week — his White House and its allies have regularly pointed to GOP…

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(Bloomberg) — The financial world was roiled by a flare-up in geopolitical risks that sent stocks sliding — while spurring a flight to the safest corners of the market such as bonds and the dollar. Oil rose.Most Read from BloombergEquities saw their worst day since January after a news report that Israel was bracing for an attack by Iran on government targets. Approximately 40 launches were identified crossing from Lebanese territory, some of which were intercepted, the Israel Defense Forces wrote in a post on X. US President Joe Biden said he expects Iran will attack Israel sooner rather than…

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