Agriculture Secretary Vilsack recently announced that USDA has selected three Vermont organizations to receive $2.0 million in loans to spur economic development. Recipients have been selected for Intermediary Relending Program (IRP) loans that capitalize long term community-based revolving loan funds. These funds, in combination with bank loans, and business equity are often the final component of a business’ financing needs. The program purpose is to create or retain jobs by starting or expanding businesses.Vermont Economic Development Authority’s (VEDA) two loan programs, Vermont Small Business Development Corporation and Vermont 504 Corporation, will have a total of $1.5 million to offer favorable financing to small businesses throughout Vermont. The combined funding is projected to create 40 jobs and save 45 throughout Vermont. Previous USDA Rural Development awards totaling $4.7 million and supporting VEDA’s lending programs have resulted in 182 small business loans, creating 827 new jobs and bolstering 1,588 existing jobs throughout Vermont.The Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) will use their $500,000 loan to expand their small business loan program, helping to save 60 jobs and create two. Cumulatively, VCLF has received $5.2 million from the Intermediary Relending Program, assisting small businesses throughout the state with an aim at providing benefits to low-to-moderate income Vermonters through livable-wage and revitalized communities. They have assisted 173 businesses, bolstering 765 existing jobs and creating 724 new jobs.“Both VEDA and VCLF have a long history with USDA Rural Development, as award recipients and partners.” said Rhonda Shippee, Acting State Director for Rural Development. “I am pleased these organizations have been selected to receive funding that will continue their work to increase economic growth throughout Vermont.”USDA Rural Development’s mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural residents. Rural Development fosters growth in homeownership, finances business development, and supports the creation of critical community and technology infrastructure. Further information on our programs is available by contacting us at (802)828-6002 or by visiting USDA Rural Development’s web site at www.rurdev.usda.gov.vt(link is external). Source: USDA. Montpelier, VT, September 23, 2009 –
The destinations with the highest number of arrivals so far in July are Rovinj, Medulin, Crikvenica, Poreč, Umag and Split. According to system data eVisitor, which contains tourist traffic realized in the commercial and non-commercial segment and nautical charter, in Croatia to date has achieved more than two million tourist arrivals in July, which is 54% of arrivals in the same period last year. At the same time, it was achieved 14,7 million tourist nights which is approximately 59% of last year’s result. Of the total number of arrivals, foreign tourists made 1,8 million arrivals (51 percent of last year ‘s result) i 12,5 million overnight stays (56 percent of last year’s result), while the turnover of domestic tourists is at the level of 90 percent of last year’s traffic measured by arrivals and 78 percent of the level in overnight stays. Rovinj, Medulin and Crikvenica with the most arrivals In the current part of July, ie in the period from 1 to 26 July in terms of absolute number of arrivals, the leading market is Germany, which achieved 92 percent of last year’s result, followed by Slovenia with 91 percent of last year’s result and Poland and the Czech Republic with about 82 percent last year’s result measured by arrivals in the same period.
Hyderabad: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin has filed his nomination for the president’s post in the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) which will hold its elections on September 27. Azharuddin, whose nomination was rejected two years ago, submitted his papers to former Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Wednesday. “I want to take inputs from everybody and work for promoting cricket. I want to do something for districts also (towards growth of cricket),” Azharuddin told PTI.Vikram Man Singh, son of former cricket administrator P R Man Singh, has submitted his nomination for the vice-president’s post. Those who filed nominations, include Ajmal Asad (secretary), P Srinivas (joint secretary), G Srinivas (treasurer) and P Anuradha (councillor). The panel for the election will be announced after the withdrawal of nominations on September 23, sources said.Also Read |Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Mohammad Azharuddin may contest against Asaduddin Owaisi from HyderabadIt is understood that the election bid of Azharuddin, Vikram and others has the backing of former cricketers and administrators Arshad Ayub and Shivlal Yadav. Azharuddin’s nomination paper for HCA president’s post was rejected in 2017 by the returning officer on the grounds that he failed to produce proof of BCCI lifting the ban imposed on him for his alleged involvement in match-fixing.Also Read | Mohammad Azharuddin says Indian team’s real test will be in South AfricaElection officials had also said then that there was no clarity on whether Azharuddin was an eligible voter form the club he currently represents. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
The statue was announed at the launch event for Campbell-Brown’s 2018 VCB 5K Run/Walk Race scheduled to take place in Clarendon on January 21. The Troy Primary School in the parish of Trelawny will be renamed in honor of one of Jamaica’s greatest athletes, Veronica Campbell Brown.Sports Minister Olivia Grange made the announcement on Thursday as he spoke at the launch of the 2018 VCB 5K Run/Walk Race scheduled for Vere in Clarendon on January 21.“Plans are well advanced for Troy Primary, which occupies a building which is over 100 years old, to be renamed for Veronica. It is one of the Jamaica 55 Legacy Projects,” the minister said.Campbell Brown, an eight-time Olympic medalist, attended Troy Primary before going on to Vere Technical High School for her secondary education.VCB statue in the makingThe minister also announced that the contract had been signed for the erection of a statue of Campbell-Brown at the National Stadium. “The VCB Statue will be done and ready for unveiling by the end of this year.”Grange said that Campbell Brown, after enjoying an extraordinary career which had put her amongst those who are the world’s most successful track and field athletes, had decided to give back to Jamaica “in a big way” with the establishment of the VCB Foundation in 2011 and inauguration of the VCB 5K Run/Walk in 2016.
Chelsea and Manchester City are being investigated by Fifa over their recruitment of young players.This is the third time football’s world governing body has looked at Chelsea, and in 2009 they were banned from making signings for two years.In May, the Premier League fined City £300,000 and banned them from signing academy players for two years.Fifa has stringent rules in place for signing players under the age of 18 to prevent exploitation and trafficking.When asked by BBC Sport about Chelsea and Manchester City, it confirmed an investigation was “ongoing”.City have no knowledge of an investigation and are adamant they have done nothing wrong, while Chelsea insist they “comply with all Fifa statutes and regulations when recruiting players”. In 2009, Chelsea were banned from signing players after being found guilty of inducing Gael Kakuta to break his contract with Lens, though the sanction was lifted on appeal.They were also scrutinised last year for the 2014 signing of Bertrand Traore from Association Jeunes Espoirs De Bobo-Dioulasso.City’s punishment, meanwhile, came after they were found to have approached the family of two young players who were registered with other clubs.They are also awaiting a verdict from the Court of Arbitration for Sport over their signing of 16-year-old midfielder Benjamin Garre from Argentine club Velez Sarsfield in 2016.Fifa cleared City of Sarsfield’s allegation that they were not allowed to sign the player because of his nationality, on the basis Garre had an Italian passport. However, the club opted to take the matter further, and the case was heard at the beginning on July.In January last year, both Real Madrid and city rivals Atletico were banned from signing players for two transfer windows after breaching Fifa rules relating to the signing of minors.Real had the sanction halved on appeal but Atletico had theirs upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Fifa’s rules on the transfer of under-18sFifa bans the transfer of under-18s to different countries unless they meet strict criteria. It brought in the rules to help protect children from exploitation and trafficking.Under-18s can only be transferred abroad if: The player’s parents move to the country in which the new club is located for non-footballing reasons.Both clubs are in the European Union or European Economic Area and the player is aged between 16 and 18. Even then, the buying club must meet more criteria relating to education, training, living conditions and support.They live within 100km of the club.
Sumner Newscow report â€“ A one car accident occurred, east of Wellington, on U.S. 160, about a half-mile east of the Oliver Road and U.S. 160 intersection. According to a Sumner County Sheriff officer working the accident the person driving survived and walked away. He was taken to Wesley Hospital in Wichita.The gray Hyundai Sonota was westbound when the driver appeared to skid off the southside and hit the bridge guardrail. It was bearing a Sedgwick County tag. Click here for a larger version of the accident. The sheriff will be releasing a press release on the accident soon.
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The North Queensland Touch Football Championships will be held this weekend in Townsville, on Saturday, 6 June and Sunday, 7 June. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the championships, testament to the strength of North Queensland Touch Association.42 teams from across the region will compete in the 10 divisions on offer. Also participating in the championships will be Australian Men’s 30’s World Cup champion and former NRL great, Scott Prince, who will play in the Townsville Men’s 27’s team. Based on performances over the weekend teams will be selected for the 2015 National Youth Championships and 2016 National Touch League.Several special guests will also be in attendance over the weekend including Australian Men’s Open coach, Tony Trad, Australian Men’s Open captain, Steve Roberts and Touch Football Australia High Performance Manager, Wayne Grant. All three will be conducting coaching workshops and skills sessions over the weekend, with Roberts also playing for the Mt Isa Open Men’s team versus Townsville on Saturday afternoon. For further information and to keep up to date with results from the weekend please visit – http://nqtouch.com.auRelated Links2015 NQ Champs