COVID-19 dubbed a “natural disaster” by U.S. credit agencies. Take steps now to protect your finances

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Force Majeure: The Lasting Fight In The Wake Of Coronavirus

Regardless of whether you subscribe to a specific faith or belief system, the phrase “Act of God” is one that most people understand as being an event or occurrence that is beyond the control of humans. Typical examples usually include natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes. However, as we have seen from all levels of society, a pandemic of the scale we are currently experiencing was not contemplated by the “powers that be” whose job is to contemplate such things let alone the lawyers who put together contracts and collective bargaining agreements for different sports industry stakeholders.

Force Majeure, which is known by lawyers and non-lawyers alike as the “Act of God” clause is a French term that literally translates to “superior force.” Believe it or not, force majeure clauses are fairly standard in many legal contracts across industries (not just sports) but unless you’re in an industry that is prone to be disrupted by natural disasters or other “acts of god,” it normally gets thrown into the bucket of standard “boiler plate” terms that don’t really get much scrutiny during the course of…


Rebuilding from natural disasters – practical help for livestock producers

A SERIES of webinars starting tomorrow has been scheduled for livestock producers, offering practical tips to help rebuild on the back of the recent bushfires, drought, floods and storms.

Hosted by Meat & Livestock Australia, Australian Wool Innovation and AWI Sheep Connect NSW, the sessions form part of a broader response package to support livestock producers during these challenging times.

The hour-long webinars will be held weekly every Tuesday at 1pm (NSW time) for the next 12 weeks and offer resources and support to help those impacted by recent events to get ‘Back to Business’.

Originally scheduled as face-to-face workshops throughout bushfire and drought impacted regions, a revised webinar format is now the best alternative for livestock producers to access to the same expert information and speakers given the current situation with COVID-19.

With information from experts to help build resilient livestock businesses, the webinar series of will provide tools and advice on decision making, rebuilding, and setting business priorities. Information on health and wellbeing and accessing financial and government assistance will also be shared throughout the series and will provide participants with a plan for a resilient, productive and profitable future…


COVID-19 dubbed a “natural disaster” by U.S. credit agencies. Take steps now to protect your finances

The immediate effects of COVID-19 have hit U.S. households hard with layoffs, reduced hours, and business closures. And with this comes another, under-the-surface issue that many don’t think about right away: Credit scores.

National emergencies like COVID-19 can be disastrous for U.S. credit, creating new consumer debt cycles that are hard to escape. It’s important to protect your credit as best you can, to land on the other side of this crisis in a safe place.

Credit bureaus and the U.S. government are already creating policies to help consumer credit scores stay afloat. But there are measures you can take to guard your own credit, too. Here’s what you need to know…


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