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  • More than $1 million in SBA disaster loans approved in Vermont; deadline to apply August 15

    first_imgMore than $1 million in US Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Loans have been approved for Vermont residents who were affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred from April 23 – May 9, 2011Homeowners and renters who cannot afford a loan may be referred to FEMA for possible grant funds. There is a tendency for survivors to discard SBA disaster loan applications because they may not want a loan. However, they risk missing out on grants by not returning completed applications to SBA. ‘Currently, 46 home and business disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $1,050,300 for affected survivors in Vermont,’ said Frank Skaggs, director, SBA Field Operations Center East, Atlanta. ‘We are pleased to be able to get these loans approved so residents and businesses in the disaster area can start to rebuild and resume their normal lives. With the August 15 deadline approaching, I encourage anyone who has not completed their disaster loan application to do so and return it as quickly as possible,’ Skaggs added.Those affected by the disaster should register with Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired or register online at www.disasterassistance.gov(link is external).More information about the disaster loans can be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for people with speech or hearing disabilities) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET or by sending an e-mail to [email protected](link sends e-mail). Loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov(link is external). Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.Those affected by the disaster may also apply for disaster loans electronically from SBA’s website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/(link is external).The deadline to return SBA applications for physical property damage is August 15, 2011. The deadline to return applications for economic injury is March 15, 2012. For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov(link is external).last_img read more

  • Minister Norton anxious to implement comprehensive sports plan

    first_imgDR George Norton, Minister of Social Cohesion, seems to have a master plan on how he intends to change the landscape of sports in Guyana since taking charge of the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport on September 1.Norton, who also served as Minister of Public Health after a change of Government in 2005, is no stranger to sports in Guyana, with his exploits in football, athletics, swimming and other areas of sports being well documented.Upon adding sports as an area of control to his portfolio in the President David Granger-led government, Norton had spoken on many occasions about how excited he was to finally be in a position to serve in the capacity of his passion.On Wednesday, speaking exclusively with Chronicle Sport, the former Health Minister said “what we need to do is to make certain that all the budgetary allocations given for sports, be spent for and spent in time for the 2017 (budget).”Norton’s predecessor Nicolette Henry, who now heads the Ministry of Education, was criticised for her obvious lack of interest in sports and at a meeting with her staff to announce her move to the ‘Brickdam Office’ confessed to not placing emphasis on sports as she did on culture and youth.“I would hate to ever think that we will have to return moneys to the consolidated funds that were earmarked for sports, because from this time of the year, we’ve already started preparing a budget for 2018, but whatever was in that budget for 2017, my immediate goal is to spend it; make certain that we use the money for what it was earmarked for,” said Dr Norton.The Sport Minister further noted, “the second instance, I would want to see if we can try to make all the sporting facilities functional that are available. In other words, if we have a ground, it must be in a condition that our sports team can make use of.”“I would really want a national team to be a true representation of the Guyanese population because I think we have the skills, even though it’s not completely harnessed in the sense that everyone is given that opportunity. I want to ensure that everyone in Guyana is given an equal opportunity to be exposed,” Norton pointed out.Expenditure in sports, the ministry received $536,979,000 for 2017, compared to $295,460,000 it received for this year.It means that sports got $241,519,000 more than it received in 2016, representing an increase of 82 percent for the Department. In addition, the National Sports Commission (NSC) was awarded $215,000,000 compared to $178,699,000 this year Current Expenditure.The NSC, under Director Christopher Jones, also enjoyed an increase of $36,301,000 – a 20% boost from their previous budget allocation. … Looking to make full use of budgetary allocationlast_img read more

  • Cristiano Ronaldo will not face charges over 2009 rape allegation

    first_imgRonaldo’s legal team described Der Spiegel’s 2018 report as “blatantly illegal” and confirmed they will pursue action against the publication for “inadmissible reporting of suspicions in the area of privacy”.The player issued a strong denial of the allegations last October, saying: “I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in. Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.”My clear conscious [sic] will thereby allow me to await with tranquillity the results of any and all investigations.” @LasVegasDA Declines to Prosecute 10-year-old Sexual Assault Allegation Against Cristiano Ronaldo. @ClarkCountyNV pic.twitter.com/XXdc8D9Plk— Clark County DA (@LasVegasDA) July 22, 2019It concluded: “Based upon a review of the information presented at this time, the allegations of sexual assault against Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Therefore, no charges will be forthcoming.”Kathryn Mayorga reportedly accused Ronaldo of raping her in a hotel in the city, with German publication Der Spiegel reporting the claims last October.According to Der Spiegel, Mayorga first made a complaint of sexual assault in 2009 and subsequently reached an out-of-court settlement with Ronaldo. It was claimed by the magazine she was paid $375,000 as part of a privacy agreement, preventing her from going public with the allegations. Cristiano Ronaldo will not face charges for the alleged sexual assault of a woman in Las Vegas 10 years ago, the Clark County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. The decision was announced in a statement released via the office’s Twitter account.last_img read more

  • Mike Castaneda available for catering and your private parties

    first_imgYou tasted his food at the block party this Saturday and saw him on the Food Network. Now Wellington Native Mike Castaneda is ready to cook for private parties and is available for catering. Whatever party or event you have coming up, there’s nothing Castaneda can’t handle.“One of the top ten cooks in America” – s seen on Food Network, has received numerous accolades and awards for his cooking abilities and now he’s setting camp in Wellington. If you’re interested in a quote, contact Mike at: 580-352-0848, or log onto his site at  foodiemikec.com. E-mail him at  [email protected], or contact him through all social media @@foodiemikec.last_img read more