Gray Day in May as Parking Meters Go Live in Ocean City

first_imgParking meters and municipal parking lot fees are in effect on Friday, May 1 on the beach block of Moorlyn Terrace in Ocean City. After more than six months of free parking on all Ocean City streets and in all municipal parking lots, Ocean City residents and visitors issued a collective groan on Friday morning as parking meters were installed and activated.The search for quarters is on.May 1 marks the start of the season for parking fees, which will stretch through Oct. 31. Not all meter heads had been installed and activated as of Friday, but the process has begun.Parking is big business in Ocean City, and the municipality expects to collect about $2.8 million in revenue from meters and municipal parking lot fees this year.Ocean City replaced 800 traditional meters two years ago with new meters that accept credit cards. The new meters were placed on most streets close to the Ocean City Boardwalk, on the north-end beachfront along Beach Road and E. Atlantic Boulevard and on the far south end along Central Avenue and 59th Street. The program also included parking lots near the Ocean City-Longport Bridge, across from Ocean City High School, and at 14th and 59th streets.The fees for the new credit-card meters are 25 cents per 10 minutes (or $1.50 per hour). Meters in the downtown shopping district remain at 25 cents per hour. Fees for municipal parking lots vary depending on time and location.For the Spring Block Party on Saturday (May 2), there will be free parking on all streets and city parking lots between Bay Avenue and Wesley Avenue. Meters will be in operation on streets beyond Wesley to the Boardwalk. See: Guide to Spring Block Party 2015 in Ocean City.May 1 and Oct. 31 are the “outer limits” of the parking season, Ocean City Finance Director Frank Donato said in the fall. Municipal lot fees and parking meters are generally enforced from Block Party to Block Party. Ocean City’s Spring Block Party is typically held on the first Saturday in May, and the fall event on Columbus Day Weekend.last_img read more

COVID-19 relief bill goes beyond $600 direct payments

first_img Pinterest By Network Indiana – December 23, 2020 3 1285 Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleFood safety tips from the USDA for your holiday tableNext articleIndiana seeking part-time help with COVID response Network Indiana Google+ Twitter Facebook (“U.S. Capitol Building detail” by Kevin Burkett, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) Individuals are getting more stimulus checks and expanded unemployment benefits with the the new COVID relief bill that has been passed by Congress.The benefit for business, though, is likely even greater. The bill recharges the Paycheck Protection Program so businesses can get loans to help themselves stay afloat. But, the qualifications for getting a PPP loan may have changed compared to last time.If your business is not eligible for another PPP loan, the bill does have you covered in other ways.“Those businesses that have been hard hit, that have had declines in their revenue, but hang onto their employees can also get quarterly tax credits that are refundable for keeping their employees on staff,” said Leslie Boyd, a CPA in Fishers to WISH-TV.She said the bill also makes it so meals are tax deductible for employers that eat out. Such as a work lunch for their employees or for clients. Boyd said this is a great way to encourage employers to eat out and pump some money into struggling restaurants.This provision of the bill will last for the entirety of 2021. Facebook Google+ COVID-19 relief bill goes beyond $600 direct payments IndianaLocalMichiganNews Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Live Nation Announces The Fillmore At Harrah’s New Orleans

first_imgLive Nation has announced its plans to open a Fillmore-branded venue in New Orleans. Dubbed The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans, the space is slated to open in early 2019.The news was revealed today during a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of San Francisco’s iconic Fillmore West. According to a press release, the forthcoming venue will feature a 2000-capacity room located inside Harrah’s Casino.“New Orleans is a city with a proud musical heritage, and we could not be more excited that The Fillmore will join the host of great live music that this city has to offer,” said Ron Bension, president of Live Nation’s Club & Theatre group. “The venue’s industry-leading amenities and intimate 2,000-person capacity fill a gap in the market and will attract performers that often bypass the city, which will ultimately give audiences an even wider array of concert experiences to enjoy.”“It was important to Harrah’s New Orleans that we find the right partner to help us transform our second-floor space into a destination,” said Dan Real, Caesars Entertainment regional president-south and Harrah’s New Orleans general manager. “In a city where live music abounds from street corners to the stage, The Fillmore is a perfect addition to Harrah’s New Orleans and will create memorable experiences for both locals and guests.”The New Orleans venue will be the newest addition to Live Nation’s Fillmore brand, which already includes rooms in Charlotte, NC; Miami, FL; Silver Spring, MD; Detroit, MI; and Philadelphia, PA. Considering its location, The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans will showcase local architectural styles, such as wrought iron gates and gas street lanterns. The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans will also include a Lobby Bar, BG’s Lounge, and a VIP room named after original Fillmore impresario, Bill Graham. In addition to the concert area, the venue will feature an array of private event spaces for corporate gatherings, weddings, private dinners, and more.last_img read more

Marian Cannon Schlesinger ’34 turns 100 today

first_img Read Full Story The daughter and wife of prominent Harvard professors, Marian Cannon Schlesinger could have led an insular life. Although she has lived most of her life in a small area of Cambridge near the Harvard campus, she has ranged far and wide through her travels and art.After she graduated from Radcliffe in 1934, Schlesinger lived for a year in China with her sister, Wilma Cannon Fairbank, and brother-in-law, John King Fairbank, for whom Harvard’s Fairbank Center is named. Later she worked in New York and traveled to Guatemala, where she lived on a coffee plantation. In 1940 she married Arthur Schlesinger Jr., who became a Harvard professor and a member of the Kennedy Administration, and moved to Washington for several years. All the while, she was painting and observing the political scene.Today, Schlesinger lives in the house on Irving Street where she raised her three children, near the house where she grew up. Her landscapes and portraits line the walls and she continues to paint.A writer and voracious reader, Schlesinger published the second volume of her memoirs at age 99. Often when she goes to bed at night, she takes her Kindle with her, to continue reading.last_img read more

Shopping week? Priceless

first_img 12Michael Rothberg ’17 (left) and Francisco Maldonado Andreu ’14/’15 examine the sculptures in front of the Harvard-Yenching Library. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Raynor Kuang ’17 is pretty sure about Louis Menand.Menand’s class “Rules of the Game: The History of Literary Theory” appeals to the sophomore computer science concentrator pondering an English minor, but Menand may not be for everyone. That’s why, during the first few days of each semester, Harvard offers “shopping week,” in which students try out a class before formally registering.“It’s really nice,” said Kuang of the grace period. “I don’t know any other colleges that have shopping week. Whenever I explain it to my friends, they wish their schools had it.”For freshman Camille Schmidt, shopping week is crucial for first-semester success. “I can’t imagine going into a class without having done this, because I could’ve ended up in classes I wouldn’t have enjoyed or that wouldn’t have been for me,” she said. “It’s really great Harvard does this.” 18A student checks his laptop before the start of “Economics 1490: Growth and Crisis in the World Economy.” Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 3Shopping week allows students to sit in on any class before committing to it for the term. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 11This VES class tours the campus observing various sculptures, including the Alexander Calder sculpture in front of Pusey Library. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 6Graduate student Soledad Prillaman (center) listens to the discussion in William Julius Wilson’s class. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 14Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, begins his lecture in “Chemistry 163: Frontiers in Biophysics.” Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 17Emily Riehl, Benjamin Peirce Fellow, gives instruction in “Math 141: Introduction to Mathematical Logic” inside the Science Center. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 1Students file into Emerson Hall to “shop” “Societies of the World 14: The British Empire” with Professor of History Maya Jasanoff. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 20Teaching fellow Nihar Shah takes notes during Dale Jorgenson’s lecture in Sever Hall. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 10Ross Normandin (from left), Julian Avery Leonard ’15, Francisco Maldonado Andreu ’14/’15, visiting lecturer Virginia Overton, Divinity School graduate student Ben Kurta, and Michael Rothberg ’17 pause in front Widener Library to observe the building’s details. The undergraduates were shopping a sculpture course in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies (VES). Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 16Louis Menand speaks to a full classroom inside Harvard Hall. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 21Aron Szanto ’18 (far right) talks with Thomas Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, as he shops “Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 24: First Nights: Five Performance Premieres.” Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 13Students settle in for “Frontiers in Biophysics” in Pfizer Lecture Hall. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 4Students get settled around the seminar table before the start of class with Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor William Julius Wilson. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 8Lydia Gaby ’15 (from left) and Jahred Liddie ’16 participate in James McCarthy’s class. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 2Undergraduates listen to Maya Jasanoff’s lecture. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 9A view of James McCarthy’s “Environmental Crises, Climate Change, and Population Flight” class. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 19Dale Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Professor of Economics, speaks to his class. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 7Inside the Mineralogical and Geological Museum, James McCarthy, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography, leads the discussion in his “Environmental Crises, Climate Change, and Population Flight” class. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 5William Julius Wilson (right) leads the discussion in a sociology seminar. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 15Mattie Kahn ’15 listens to Louis Menand, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English, as he lectures during “Rules of the Game: The History of Literary Theory.” Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 22Professor Thomas Kelly lectures in Sanders Theatre. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more

Lawn Soil Tests

first_imgWhen clients call the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office for help because their lawn is thinning out or has dead patches, the first thing I recommend is a soil test. A routine soil test will help reveal any underlying issues relating to soil nutrition or pH. This is often the first step to ruling out any problems with the overall health of a lawn. Lawns that are stressed due to nutrient deficiency are more susceptible to lawn diseases and less tolerant of insects. Many lawn care companies do not test soil and often prescribe the same fertilizers – with mostly nitrogen – to all lawns on a routine schedule. They may have no clue if they are applying the right type of fertilizer to meet the nutritional needs of the lawn.After testing the soil, the next step to finding a solution is submitting a turfgrass sample to troubleshoot for plant disease or insect issues. In some cases, a disease may be the primary cause of poor lawn health. It’s very difficult to get an accurate, on-site diagnosis of a disease without using a microscope. Clients that are anxious for a solution will often submit a turfgrass sample when they submit a soil sample to their local UGA Extension office. More often than not, the turfgrass sample is inconclusive and may not reveal any obvious disease problems associated with the dead patches. If we look hard enough at any stressed turfgrass, we’re likely to find a few secondary disease pathogens that are taking advantage of the dead or dying grass. However, the real problem is often environmental stress from poor drainage, overwatering, poor fertility, soil compaction or improper maintenance practices. The No. 1 problem I’ve seen through recent soil tests for lawns is a lack of phosphorus. This is an essential plant nutrient for root development, new lawn establishment and overall plant health. When there is a lack of phosphorus, the roots are poorly developed and the plant is unable to take up the other essential nutrients. Poorly developed, shallow root systems are unable to extract water from deep in the soil during dry spells and are less likely to be drought-resilient. Also, the roots are less cold-tolerant during abnormally harsh winters and less likely to recover from winter injury. Over time, the lawn slowly thins out and dies due to its inability to extract water and other nutrients essential for growth from the soil.Lawns that are given mostly nitrogen fertilizer will quickly green up after each application and appear to be healthy for a while. But, without the other essential nutrients, such as phosphorus and potassium, the lawn will eventually thin out and die from malnutrition. If you use a lawn care service, always ask whether or not they regularly test the soil as part of the service. If they do, they should provide a copy of the soil test results to the homeowner. Otherwise, it’s not clear whether they are fertilizing your lawn correctly. If the lawn care company does not provide soil testing, take a soil sample from the lawn for testing every few years to make sure fertilizer is being applied effectively. Soil test results through UGA are usually ready in about a week and can be delivered via regular mail or e-mail. For more information, contact your local UGA Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.For more on lawn care in Georgia, see UGA Extension publications at or go to read more

Spartan Race launches “Race to a Million” contest to attain one million Facebook fans

first_imgIn a year-end push to attain one million Facebook fans, Spartan Race has announced the ‘Race to a Million’ contest. For every Spartan Race contest entry on Facebook received by 11:59 p.m. (PST) Dec. 31, 2011, twenty cents will be donated to Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that annually sends 100,000 care packages to military personnel, their families and wounded service men and women.‘Two of Spartan Race’s biggest commitments are getting people from all walks of life active, healthy and open to new challenges and supporting the brave service members of the Armed Forces,’ said Spartan Race Founder Joe Desena. ‘This contest is a fun way to head into the New Year with increased awareness of Spartan Race and our mission as well as helping a very worthy cause.Upon achieving its goal of one million Facebook fans before New Year’s, Spartan Race, the world leader in obstacle racing, will donate an additional $50,000 to Operation Gratitude.‘To show our thanks to those who enter,’ Desena, added, ‘we’ll be giving away Spartan Race Season Passes for 2012 to ten lucky contestants. Once we reach that magic one million number, we’ll give away 50 more Season Passes to celebrate!’‘We are extremely grateful to Spartan Races for this generous gesture,’ said Operation Gratitude Founder Carolyn Blashek. ‘There’s still a critical need to send these care packages overseas,’ she elaborated. ‘Tens of thousands of American service members remain deployed in hostile and remote regions of the world, including the Middle East, Afghanistan and on ships throughout international waters. They are away from home and loved ones at all times of the year, but it’s felt even more so now during the holidays. They deserve to be remembered.’‘Care Package number 750,000 will leave our warehouse this week,’ Blashek added. ‘Operation Gratitude will keep sending packages as we have for almost nine years. Not just until my son comes home, but until they all come home.’ Blashek’s son is currently deployed to the Middle East.The ‘Race to a Million’ contest is just one of several examples of Spartan Race’s longstanding commitment to the Armed Forces. Spartan Race will host 12 Marines currently stationed at Camp Pendleton at its sold-out, Jan. 28, 2012, Super Spartan race in Temecula, Calif. The race will take place the day before those 12 Marines depart for a one-year, overseas deployment. Spartan Race also recently unveiled a new Military Series to benefit direct military nonprofits and other organizations to help address the unique needs of each respective host installation. The first race in that series will be held May 5 – 6, 2012 at the Fort Carson military base in Colorado Springs, Colo.About Spartan RaceSpartan Race is an international obstacle racing series with three levels of courses: three-mile Sprints with roughly a dozen obstacles; eight-mile Super Spartan with 15 or more obstacles; and 10- to 12-mile Beast Races. The Spartan Death Race, held in Pittsfield, VT is an annual event that inspired the obstacle racing series and is reserved for the most extreme competitors. Spartan racers may compete as individuals or teams. The series is the brainchild of Joe Desena of Pittsfield, Vt. and seven extreme athletes and a royal Marine.Desena of Pittsfield, Vt, home of the legendary Death Race, turned an interest in endurance racing into a passion. His racing resume includes more than 50 ultra-events overall and 12 Ironman events in one year alone. Most of his races are 100 miles or more with a few traditional marathons in the mix.Spartan Races are held in each region of the U.S. starting with a Sprint and working up to a Beast. The World Championship Beast will be held annually in Vermont starting in 2012. Courses are muddy, creative and extreme ‘ uniquely designed to exhaust and exhilarate as well as test competitors’ strength, stamina, mental and emotional fitness and sense of humor.For more information, a schedule of events or to register for a Spartan Race, visit is external).About Operation GratitudeOperation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, toiletries, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in harm’s way, to their Children left behind and to Wounded Warriors recovering in transition units. Our mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people. Each package contains donated product valued at ~$100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude has shipped more than 730,000 packages to American Military deployed overseas.PITTSFIELD, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For more information, visit is external)last_img read more

Is technology the enemy of attention in our credit unions?

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Neen James Think force of nature. Boundless energy. Timely topics. Laugh out loud fun. Eye opening ideas. Take-aways that ACTUALLY create positive change.  Sound like what YOU’RE looking for? Then Motivational … Web: Details I’m often asked if technology is really the attention enemy it is made out to be. While I think there is a growing trend among some to make screen-time more important than people-time, I don’t think technology is evil. Sure, it gets blamed (a lot) for our lack of attention, but when leveraged well, it can help us achieve more in shorter periods of time and create a further reach than we ever thought possible.  While we do need to be disciplined in our use of technology, especially while in the company of the terrific people around us, I think the key is to use it for good (productivity) – and not evil (pure distraction).Here are five ways to use technology for good not evil:Freedom App.  I use this (almost daily) to block websites when I am trying to get work done. Can you use site blocking software to help you get more done at your Credit Union?Spotify. My smart friend Clay Hebert uses this by creating a playlist when he writes.  Music can be an awesome conduit to trigger focus and creativity.  Have you ever thought about making playlists to help you focus and create an environment of productivity?Headspace.  This is a great app if you want to meditate. I also use my Peloton app (using the Beyond the Ride aspect of the Peloton app) to meditate. I am not good at this yet but I do try to incorporate it regularly. Meditation, they say, is a practice, I sure have a lot to learn about that! Can you use an app to increase mindfulness so you can be more attentive to the members when they come into the branch?Zoom. This video tool is easy to use and gets people to pay attention in meetings, you can use it record conversation. The great thing about video conferencing, rather than teleconferencing, is the ability to look people in the eye and not allow them to multi-task. Companies like Genie Cast are brilliant at using this tool to provide experts (they call them Genies) to share information with companies using the Zoom platform. Everyone wins. Can you use video platforms to increase attention in remote meetings?Podcasts app. I love to listen to podcasts while I get dressed in the morning. One of my clients listens to them while she cooks at night. One of the beauty salons I go to allows guests to choose the podcast we listen to while she gives a treatment! It’s a great way to get in your personal development time in by listening to something that will help develop your skills or shape your beliefs. Can you listen to podcasts while you do a routine activity each day?I love the idea of using technology wisely to increase productivity and connectivity.  We can now share our lives with love ones in an instant. Families spread over states – or even countries can have face-to-face conversations.  Teams can meet, in real time, from all over the world without ever getting on an airplane. Like any good thing, using technology in moderation is a powerful tool for all of us.  I’d love to hear your favorite ways of managing the pull of technology in your life and business.If your team is eager to start paying attention to the things that really matter in terms of growing your business, client base, and bottom line – I’d love to chat with you about how I can help. Give me call today to learn more!last_img read more

Protests a great way to show outrage

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe March 12 letter with regard to the country’s gun problem posits that age and guns aren’t the problem. I’d suggest that age is one of many factors that should be explored to improve public safety relative to the use of firearms. Public policy often struggles to keep up with scientific findings — in this case (and others) with what research tells us about brain development. There’s a growing body of evidence that points to full maturation of the human brain well into our 20s. Less mature adolescent brains are prone to increased risk-taking, novelty seeking, lack of impulse control and influence by peers.By all means we need to do more and much better in order to address mental health, which is already at a crisis level. But the suggestion that gun laws wouldn’t deter someone with a mental health problem from obtaining a firearm, or an assault-type weapon like the AR-15, is defeatist. Screenings by qualified medical and mental health professionals as requirements to obtain a license to purchase a firearm would be prudent measures to decrease the likelihood of the frequent tragic consequences of easy access to guns. Such a screening might be periodically required to recertify gun licenses, as debilitating health and mental health problems may emerge at any point in our lives.No matter how we feel about it — and much of the debate is being driven by emotion right now — there’s strong evidence that we will all be safer by taking reasonable precautions, as have other countries quite successfully. Gun violence is a public safety issue that must be dealt with, just as we have put in place sensible measures for automobile safety, disease control, pharmaceuticals, smoking tobacco or using alcohol.Cooler heads must prevail and special interests sidelined, or we will continue to see people and children tragically injured, maimed and killed, and fear and anxiety rule our lives.Robert CarreauWatervlietMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over Bethlehemlast_img read more

Lucky no more? Australia’s golden economy faces long road to virus recovery

first_imgTopics : This time, she hasn’t been so lucky.”I have been hit hard in this recession,” said Gulin, who was laid off in April as the marketing director of the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, prompting her to ditch her rented house in the city and move back to her home in Melbourne.Gulin is among the hundreds of thousands who have lost their livelihoods overnight to the COVID-19 pandemic as Australia suffers its first recession in 30 years and its unemployment rate hits a 19-year high of 7.1%.Even though Australia’s economy was among the first to reopen after lockdowns worldwide and earlier than the government expected, it contracted 0.3% in the first quarter and a new wave of coronavirus cases could put a recovery at risk. Women have been particularly hard hit.The unemployment rate for females looking for full-time work surged to 8.3% in May from 5.4% in February before coronavirus-driven shutdowns kicked in. That compares with 7% for men from 4.8% in February.”Australia is known as the lucky country but I am not very lucky at the moment,” Gulin, who is receiving government welfare payments, told Reuters.”I have been talking to a few people about some opportunities but nothing has come up yet.”Vulnerable servicesDuring the unprecedented run of growth, Australia transformed into an open, services-driven economy, feeding China’s rise with its mineral and commodity wealth and shedding much of its manufacturing capability.The services sector accounts for almost two-thirds of Australia’s A$2 trillion ($1.4 trillion) annual economic output – but is now particularly vulnerable to the closure of national borders and social distancing measures to tame coronavirus.”The tourism-dependent economies are the ones we worry about the most,” said Citi’s global chief economist, Catherine Mann.Mann sees a V-shaped rebound for manufacturing generally but for the services or consumer discretionary sector, “it is absolutely an L-shaped recovery,” she said, meaning it could take a while for growth to fully recover.”What was lost in the early part of this year will never be recovered from the standpoint of revenues for a company.”Virus shadowPolicymakers, too, are worried about the long road back to economic health.The Reserve Bank of Australia has pledged to keep its benchmark cash rate at a record low 0.25% until there is progress in achieving its employment and inflation goals.”We’re going to have low interest rates for a long period of time,” central bank Governor Philip Lowe said last week, adding that there would be “a shadow from the virus for quite a few years.””People will be more risk averse, they won’t want to borrow. In Australia, we’re going to have lower population dynamics,” Lowe said, referring to the idea that fewer foreigners entering the country would lead to lower consumer demand and a tighter labor market.Puja Basnet, an international student from Nepal, is reconsidering her options in Australia after losing her part-time job as a waitress.”I was at home for two months without work and I have almost run out of my savings. As a non-Australian I don’t even have access to Centrelink,” she said, referring to government welfare payments.For Basnet, the future is even more challenging as more people are now jostling for each job.An L-shaped recovery also means the unemployment rate will stay higher for longer.”I am really worried about the future. I have been applying for 30-40 jobs a week but there has been zero responses.” center_img Coronavirus has done to Australia what even the global financial crisis couldn’t: abruptly end a record growth run and help trigger a deep recession from which the country will take time to recover.While Australia has had great success so far in heading off the pandemic, with just over 100 deaths, the cure of shutting out the rest of the world means massive hits to three key growth drivers – tourism, education and immigration.Fiona Gulin was 18 when the last recession hit Australia in the early 1990s. Back then, she managed to keep a part-time job at a music publication, before moving on to full-time work and a lucrative career in the entertainment industry.last_img read more