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UK Business, Financial and Economic News #BizNews

UK News - UKBiz

Furlough and income schemes pay 10m people as bill hits £21bn

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/treasury-bankrolls-10m-people-as-bill-hits-21bn-bz6r52rrg

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British Business News – #BizNews

No quick fix for troubled giants of UK industry

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/no-quick-fix-for-troubled-giants-of-uk-industry-n27g655qp

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – World Stock Markets rise as #Lockdowns are relaxed…

World stock markets rise as lockdowns are relaxed

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/world-stock-markets-rise-as-lockdowns-are-relaxed-8vqpl6smt

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Spain planning to open up for Tourists from July…

You can all start to plan your post-coronavirus holiday, Spain tells tourists

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/you-can-all-start-to-plan-your-post-coronavirus-holiday-spain-tells-tourists-sl339qhnm

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – 1 Hour Coronavirus / Covid19 Test approved!

One-hour Covid test approved for rollout

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/one-hour-covid-test-approved-for-rollout-56v2gj9f9

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews Scotland – Ballet Company offers to help stressed hospital staff

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ballet moves to help stressed hospital teams

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ballet-moves-to-help-stressed-hospital-teams-0kwr66xct

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews Ireland – Drop in case numbers show lockdown eased ‘at right time’

Daily cases show lockdown eased ‘at right time’

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/daily-cases-show-lockdown-eased-at-right-time-fpk8x687j

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Health News & Stats…

Coronavirus: How swapping the car for a bike can reduce commuters’ risk of an early death

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coronavirus-how-swapping-the-car-for-a-bike-can-reduce-commuters-risk-of-an-early-death-cl30rm603

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The survival of the Lufthansa group depends on state aid

Yesterday, the conglomerate of European airlines Lufthansa Group published preliminary results for the first quarter, also providing its prospects …

The survival of the Lufthansa group depends on state aid

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7 Poems in 7 Days – #Coronavirus #Lockdown – #CoronavirusPoems | #MikeArmstrongPoems

Hello Readers,

Please find my #7PoemsIn7Days #Coronavirus #Lockdown #Poetry Collection. I haven’t written any poetry since I was a kid (now 42) but I was inspired to write a Coronavirus Poem on Sunday 12/4/20 and decided to write one a day for the next 7 days.

#MikeArmstrongPoems – Number 1 – 12/4/20

Coronavirus Poem – Kick Corona’s Ass #KickCoronasAss

So Coronavirus is here, it’s made us all Lockdown.

Lots of us are unhappy, it’s even made us frown!

But as the storm clouds linger, a new dawn is awaiting.

A time for fun and laughter and no more self isolating.

Let’s cheer on all the NHS and others on the front line.

Lets clap and cheer on Thursday evenings and show them all a good time.

When Entrepreneurs pull together they can get a lot achieved.

Making Ventilators, Facemasks and lots of PPE.

So now’s a time to stay positive, and don’t let Covid Win,

Let’s stop the virus spreading, it’s time to all stay in.

Don’t get down for too long, as storms will always pass.

Keep motivated and positive and let’s kick Corona’s Ass.

Mike Armstrong #PositiveCoronavirusNews

#PositiveCoronavirusNews #KickCoronasAss

#MikeArmstrong | #MikeArmstrongPoems

Written By Mike Armstrong On 12/04/2020

Copyright MikeArmstrong 2020

#MikeArmstrongPoems – Number 2 – 13/4/20

An Entrepreneur Poem – How to make a Diamond #HowtomakeaDiamond

#Howtomakeadiamond

Diamonds are shaped in the Earth’s mantle, they take billions of years to form,

They start off as basic carbon, but under pressure they learn to perform,


Alone they would stay as Carbon, but by bonding they crystalise…

They take a transformation right before our very eyes.


So if you want to stay as Carbon, keep pressure far away,

Stay comfortable and relaxed, don’t try changing every day!


But if you want to sparkle, be coveted or desired!

Get busy all day building, work hard until your tired!


When you learn to adapt and change and handle all the pressure!

You’ll learn to bond with others and life will become much better.


So don’t delay but start today and build your pressure fund,

It won’t be long until your strong, a high class, solid diamond 💎

Written by Mike Armstrong On 13/4/2020

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

#MikeArmstrongQuotes

#MikeArmstrongPoems – Number 3 – 14/4/20

The Upside of Coronavirus- #CoronavirusUpside

After weeks in total Lockdown, we’ve had plenty of time to reflect…

On all our real values, and what we can affect.


Lots of things in life are outside of our control!

But staying connected with loved ones, has to be our goal.


When the going gets tough, the tough get going,

we need to thank our front line staff, by ways that keep on showing.


We can get through any crisis when we stand strong together,

It not just now that we’ve proved that, it’s been like that forever!


So use this time to reconnect with all the people you did forget.

Learn lots of new things and have some fun, take your hours exercise and get out in the sun.


It won’t be long until Lockdown’s over and normal will return.

But hopefully much better now, with what we did all learn!

Written By Mike Armstrong On 14/04/2020

#PositiveCoronavirusNews #CoronavirusUpside

Copyright MikeArmstrong 2020

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#MikeArmstrongPoems – Number 4 – 15/4/20

Coronavirus Business Poem #CoronavirusBusinessPoem

As a business forced to isolate, being under Lockdown isn’t great.


We’ve been forced to furlough staff and close down the shutter.

“This isn’t fair”, we quite rightly mutter.


However we have to stop the spread of this disease,

Or it will rip through our population with so much ease!


How long we’re shut for, no one does know,

So we keep preparing until it’s time to grow!


If we can adapt to home delivery and the Internet,

we can keep on trading and that’s a safe bet.


But if not, we’ll keep on Marketing & building friends,

Preparing our business for when this all ends!


So whatever the case we’ll continue to stay strong,

and get through this Lockdown – no matter how long!


#PositiveCoronavirusNews

#CornavirusBusinessPoem

Written by Mike Armstrong on 15/04/20

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

#MikeArmstrong

#MikeArmstrongPoems – Number 5 – 16/4/20

The Lockdown Choice – A Coronavirus Poem #LockdownChoice

When in Lockdown over Coronavirus,

we need to search down deep inside us.


We need to decide to live in so much fear,

Or learn to let that fear disappear!


Those in fear will panic and moan,

over eat, stay unhealthy and stay stuck all alone.


Whilst those that are optimistic, happy & positive,

will learn new things, stay healthy and choose to still live.


You can’t manage things beyond your control,

But you can choose your response, so make positive your goal!


Avoid negative people and negative press,

And anything else that will add to your stress.


Be thankful for the extra time and leisure,

And for doing more things that gives you some pleasure.


The Lockdown won’t last for too long,

Then life will continue, the show will go on.


Hopefully you will heed my advice,

Decide to enjoy Lockdown and make it quite nice.


Written by Mike Armstrong on 16/4/20.

#PositiveCoronavirusNews

#CoronavirusPoem

#LockdownChoice

#ABL – Always Be Learning and Keep working on you!

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

#MikeArmstrongPoems – Number 6 – 17/4/20

#HowToNavigateTheWall #MikeArmstrongPoems

How to Navigate the Wall! #HowToNavigateTheWall

If you can’t get around the wall, don’t get upset and quit,

Stay Strong and in Control.

Work on a way that will fit!


If you can’t get around the Wall, try to get over the Wall,

Don’t let nothing stop you,

not even if you were to fall.


If you can‘t get over the Wall, don’t quit because of your fall,

Just pick yourself up and stand tall.

You will learn to get over the Wall!


When trying to learn how to get over the Wall.

Gain new tricks, you can do it, don’t stall.


Use your skills, don’t give up, try them all!

Be determined to defeat that Wall,


Go under the wall if you can,

Just don’t give up, be a Man!

If that doesn’t work, then don’t be a jerk, drive through that Wall in a Van!

Written By Mike Armstrong 17/4/20

#MikeArmstrong | #MikeArmstrongPoems

#PositiveCoronavirusNews | #CoronavirusPoem

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

#ABL – Always Be Learning and Keep working on you!

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

#MikeArmstrongPoems – Number 7 – 18/4/20

Fight The Negativity #FightTheNegativity

Everyday under Lockdown we hear about death and destruction,

But not about joy, success or construction!


The papers are full of negative news,

there’s nothing in them to keep us amused!


The media show us daily the infection rates getting higher,

But there not a lot said to give us that fire.


So choose an alternative whilst Lockdown days are so long,

give yourself lessons, and exercise yourself strong,


Do all the things you usually don’t have time to complete,

Contact family & friend but don’t over eat.


Take you hour a day exercise and take in all the views,

Get your mind motivated read #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Written By Mike Armstrong 18/4/20

#PositiveCoronavirusNews

#MikeArmstrongPoems

#7PoemsIn7Days

#FightTheNegativity

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020 #MikeArmstrong

#MikeArmstrong | #MikeArmstrongPoems

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Second #MikeArmstrongPodcasts post – 1st feature podcast – Mike moans about negative press in What’s Wrong With Armstrong Feature

#MikeArmstrongPodcasts from #MikeArmstrong – #MikesMoans #WhatsWrongWithArmstrong

The Second #MikeArmstrong Podcast – What’s Wrong With Armstrong – Negative Press / Negative Media is live and can be listened to via the following link.

https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Mikes-Moan-about-Negative-Press–Media-via-regular-feat–whats-wrong-with-Armstrong-ed0tiq

#MikeArmstrongPodcasts #PositiveCoronavirusNews

#MikeArmstrong #podcast #MikesPodcast – #Welsh #UK & #Global #Business #Consultant #Entrepreneur – #Sales #Marketing #Mentor #WelshBiz #EntrepreneurZone

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Second #MikeArmstrongPodcasts post – 1st feature podcast – Mike moans about negative press in What’s Wrong With Armstrong Feature

#MikeArmstrongPodcasts from #MikeArmstrong – #MikesMoans #WhatsWrongWithArmstrong

The Second #MikeArmstrong Podcast – What’s Wrong With Armstrong – Negative Press / Negative Media is live and can be listened to via the following link.

https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Mikes-Moan-about-Negative-Press–Media-via-regular-feat–whats-wrong-with-Armstrong-ed0tiq

#MikeArmstrongPodcasts #PositiveCoronavirusNews

#MikeArmstrong #podcast #MikesPodcast – #Welsh #UK & #Global #Business #Consultant #Entrepreneur – #Sales #Marketing #Mentor #WelshBiz #EntrepreneurZone

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – 7th Poem in 7th Day – #FightTheNegativity

Fight The Negativity

Everyday under Lockdown we hear about death and destruction,

But not about joy, success or construction!


The papers are full of negative news,

there’s nothing in them to keep us amused!


The media show us daily the infection rates getting higher,

But there not a lot said to give us that fire.


So choose an alternative whilst Lockdown days are so long,

give yourself lessons, and exercise yourself strong,


Do all the things you usually don’t have time to complete,

Contact family & friend but don’t over eat.


Take you hour a day exercise and take in all the views,

Get your mind motivated read #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Written By Mike Armstrong 18/4/20

#PositiveCoronavirusNews

#MikeArmstrongPoems

#7PoemsIn7Days

#FightTheNegativity

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020 #MikeArmstrong

#MikeArmstrong | #MikeArmstrongPoems

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Captain Tom Moore’s charity single with Michael Ball at the top of the charts

Captain Tom Moore is sitting at the top of the iTunes chart with You will never walk alone (Photo: PA)Captain Tom Moore and Michael Ball landed at …

Captain Tom Moore’s charity single with Michael Ball at the top of the charts

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Netflix Warning – You must be aware of this terrifying new scam

“Governments need to do more to educate the public about the risks they face and how they can protect themselves. “This problem will increase as …

Netflix Warning – You must be aware of this terrifying new scam

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Captain Tom Moore’s JustGiving fundraising page crashes as total donations approach £ 21.5 million | United Kingdom | news

Captain Tom Moore’s JustGiving page appears to have crashed with the fundraising site overwhelmed by the influx of donations for the NHS Charities …

Captain Tom Moore’s JustGiving fundraising page crashes as total donations approach £ 21.5 million | United Kingdom | news

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Spitfire greeting expected for Tom Moore

A Spitfire air parade is reportedly scheduled to mark the 100th birthday of Captain Tom Moore, which raised over £ 21 million for NHS Charities …

Spitfire greeting expected for Tom Moore

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Netflix releases free documentaries to watch on its YouTube channel

Netflix offers free educational content on YouTube: documentaries and series like Explaining, Our Planet and more. Netflix offers free educational …

Netflix releases free documentaries to watch on its YouTube channel

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Coronavirus: second home owners “use the loophole” to claim subsidies

Caption of the image Abersoch in Gwynedd is well known as the “second home capital” of North WalesSome second home owners are using a “loophole” to …

Coronavirus: second home owners “use the loophole” to claim subsidies

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The UK Care sector is struggling under Coronavirus pressure…

A leaked letter seen by the BBC has set out the widespread problems the care sector is having coping with the coronavirus pandemic. According to the document – which was sent to the Department of Health and Social Care by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services – care homes are concerned about funding, testing, and the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE). The distribution of PPE is described as “paltry” and “shambolic”, with the letter also accusing ministers of sending contradictory messages on the shielding scheme for people particularly at risk from the illness. A spokesperson for the Department of Health said the government has a “comprehensive action plan to support the adult social care sector” in England.

The BBC’s Reality Check has been looking into the situation with care homes  – where according to Office for National Statistics figures just over 5% of the coronavirus deaths in England and Wales up to the week ending 3 April had occurred.

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The UK Lockdown is to be extended…

UK lockdown ‘to be extended’ – The UK government is expected to confirm later that the country’s lockdown will be extended by three weeks. Emergency legislation aimed at tackling the coronavirus outbreak required ministers to review the original decision to introduce strict social distancing measures after three weeks. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputising for Prime Minister Boris Johnson while he recovers from Covid-19, will lead meetings of the cabinet and senior officials where the need to continue restricting movement will be discussed.

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The Lockdown Choice

The Lockdown Choice – A Coronavirus Poem

When in Lockdown over Coronavirus,

we need to search down deep inside us.

We need to decide to live in so much fear,

Or learn to let that fear disappear!

Those in fear will panic and moan,

over eat, stay unhealthy and stay stuck all alone.

Whilst those that are optimistic, happy & positive,

will learn new things, stay healthy and choose to still live.

You can’t manage things beyond your control,

But you can choose your response, so make positive your goal!

Avoid negative people and negative press,

And anything else that will add to your stress.

Be thankful for the extra time and leisure,

And for doing more things that gives you some pleasure.

The Lockdown won’t last for too long,

Then life will continue, the show will go on.

Hopefully you will heed my advice,

Decide to enjoy Lockdown and make it quite nice.

Written by Mike Armstrong on 16/4/20.

#PositiveCoronavirusNews

#CoronavirusPoem

#LockdownChoice

#ABL – Always Be Learning and Keep working on you!

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

A Coronavirus Business Poem – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

#CoronavirusBusinessPoem

#CoronavirusBusinessPoem

As a business forced to isolate, being under Lockdown isn’t great.


We’ve been forced to furlough staff and close down the shutter.

“This isn’t fair”, we quite rightly mutter.


However we have to stop the spread of this disease,

Or it will rip through our population with so much ease!


How long we’re shut for, no one does know,

So we keep preparing until it’s time to grow!


If we can adapt to home delivery and the Internet,

we can keep on trading and that’s a safe bet.


But if not, we’ll keep on Marketing & building friends,

Preparing our business for when this all ends!


So whatever the case we’ll continue to stay strong,

and get through this Lockdown – no matter how long!


#PositiveCoronavirusNews

#CornavirusBusinessPoem

Written by Mike Armstrong on 15/04/20

Copyright Mike Armstrong 2020

#MikeArmstrongQuotes

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Amazon to hire 75,000 more workers…

Online Deliveries Soaring!

Amazon are set to hire 75,000 more workers as their online orders increase massively during the coronavirus pandemic.

The company announced it is hiring an additional 75,000 people after filling 100,000 new positions last month to meet the increase in online shopping amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Meanwhile, warehouse workers continue to demand better safety measures, with some going on strike, as employees at more than 50 facilities have tested positive for COVID-19.

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103-year-old woman recovers from coronavirus

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (WFIE/CNN) — A 103-year-old woman has recovered from the novel coronavirus in Kentucky. Virginia Harris was diagnosed with …

103-year-old woman recovers from coronavirus

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