SBA economic injury loans: Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Grand Isle, Rutland counties

first_imgThe US Small Business Administration has announced that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Grand Isle and Rutland counties in Vermont as a result of the effects of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee that occurred from Aug. 27 through Sept. 15, 2011. “These counties are eligible because they are contiguous to one or more primary counties in New York. The Small Business Administration recognizes that disasters do not usually stop at county or state lines. For that reason, counties adjacent to primary counties named in the declaration are included,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.”When the Secretary of Agriculture issues a disaster declaration to help farmers recover from damages and losses to crops, the Small Business Administration issues a declaration to assist eligible entities affected by the same disaster,” said Skaggs.Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. With the exception of aquacultural enterprises, agricultural producers, farmers and ranchers are not eligible to apply to SBA.Loan amounts can be up to $2 million, with interest rates of 3 percent for non-profit organizations and 4 percent for small businesses. Terms can be up to 30 years. The SBA determines eligibility based on the size of the applicant, type of activity and its financial resources. The agency sets loan amounts and terms based on each applicant’s financial condition. These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits.Disaster loan information and application forms may be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to sends e-mail). Loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA’s website at 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 is external) .Completed loan applications must be returned to SBA no later than July 18, 2012.For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at is external) . ATLANTA, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —last_img read more

S&P: Announced U.S. coal-fired plant retirements to cut annual demand by more than 65 million tons

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):U.S. coal producers delivered 65.5 million tons of coal, about 8.7% of the coal mined in 2018, to power plants set to retire between 2019 and 2032, according to an analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The analysis excluded plants that retired before July 4 in 2019. Meanwhile, only one coal-fired power plant has been built in the U.S. since 2014, a 17-MW plant at the University of Alaska’s Fairbanks campus.Despite efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to boost the coal industry, including the recent passage of the Affordable Clean Energy, or ACE, rule, at least eight coal companies have filed for bankruptcy since Trump took office in 2017, and power companies continue to retire coal-fired facilities.The Powder River Basin delivered about 31.6 million tons of coal to plants retiring by 2032 — 9.8% of the total coal produced in the region in 2018. Three of the eight companies that have filed for bankruptcy since Trump took office, Westmoreland Coal Co., Cloud Peak Energy Inc. and Blackjewel LLC, operate in the region. Other top producers in the region including Peabody Energy Corp. and Arch Coal Inc., both of which now report stronger balance sheets after completing their own bankruptcy reorganizations in recent years.Smaller producing regions also face a shrinking customer base. Southern Wyoming delivered 63.6% of its 2018 production to retiring plants and the Four Corners region delivered 53.8% of its production to retiring plants.Producers face losing a significant portion of their customer base soon, as about 3.9 million tons of coal were delivered to plants set to retire in 2019. The coming years will see retirements affect still larger portions of producers’ 2018 customer base, as about 6.0 million tons were delivered to plants retiring in 2020, about 7.1 million tons to plants retiring in 2022 and about 6.5 million tons to plants retiring in 2023.Planned plant retirements could be booked even earlier in later integrated resource plans, according to Robert Godby, director for the energy economics and public policies center at the University of Wyoming. “Once they announce an earlier retirement that’s not set in stone,” Godby said. “A future IRP could accelerate that plan, and certainly the way the market is going being as dynamic as it has been this could be an issue.”More ($): Nearly 9% of 2018 coal deliveries went to power plants with retirement plans S&P: Announced U.S. coal-fired plant retirements to cut annual demand by more than 65 million tonslast_img read more

Novavax enters late-stage clinical trials

first_imgUS biotech firm Novavax said Thursday it was initiating its final Phase 3 clinical trial for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine.The trial will be carried out in the United Kingdom and aims to enroll 10,000 volunteers, aged 18-84, with and without underlying conditions, over the next four to six weeks.”With a high level of SARS-CoV-2 transmission observed and expected to continue in the  UK, we are optimistic that this pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial will enroll quickly and provide a near-term view of NVX-CoV2373’s efficacy,” said Gregory Glenn, the company’s president of research and development, using the technical name for the formulation. Topics : The company says the drug, which is a liquid formulation, can be stored at two degrees Celsius to eight degrees Celsius, refrigerator temperature.In the spring, the company said it had proven the efficacy of a seasonal flu vaccine it had developed using the same technology.center_img It is the eleventh COVID-19 vaccine candidate to reach the Phase 3 stage globally.The company has been awarded $1.6 billion by the US government to develop and fund the drug, which is administered by two intramuscular injections.The Maryland-based company uses insect cells to grow synthesized pieces of the spike protein of the virus, which it hopes will evoke a robust human immune response.It also uses an “adjuvant,” a compound that boosts the production of neutralizing antibodies.last_img read more

In NEPA, Governor Wolf Continues Roundtables to Address Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemic

first_img May 13, 2016 Press Release,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Sen. Mario Scavello, Rep. Rosemary Brown, Sen. John Gordner, and Rep. Tarah Toohil, as well as local officials, law enforcement, and health care professionals, at two roundtables today to discuss local and statewide efforts to lead the nation in combating the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania.In an effort to confront this epidemic collaboratively, Governor Wolf is conducting roundtables statewide to discuss the initiatives of his administration, the state legislature, county agencies, treatment centers, hospitals, and medical schools. The Wolf Administration is eager to engage in these local conversations in order to listen to local officials about the challenges that they are facing.“Fighting Pennsylvania’s opioid and heroin epidemic is a top priority for my administration,” said Governor Wolf. “These roundtables are an opportunity to work collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use crisis.”Governor Wolf was joined by a number of other state and local leaders at events in Stroudsburg and Hazleton, including PA Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel and PA Director of Homeland Security Marcus Brown. The governor lauded the efforts of Sen. Mario Scavello and Rep. Rosemary Brown at a roundtable at the Monroe County Public Safety Center this morning. In the afternoon, the governor touted the work of Sen. John Gordner and Rep. Tarah Toohil at Penn State Hazleton.“It is important for all stakeholders to come together to address the ongoing heroin and opioid abuse epidemic in the Commonwealth. The Legislature, the Governor’s Office, local officials, and community leaders need to work together to address the pressing need for prevention and treatment for those affected, said Senator Scavello. “Heroin and opioid abuse affects families, friends, neighbors – it does not discriminate in the victims it chooses. I am pleased to join my colleagues in fighting to address this important health crisis and bring the resources needed to prevent further individuals from being affected.”“Opioid and heroin addiction is a serious state issue, and it is significantly impacting our local community, families, and children here in Monroe and Pike counties. I speak consistently with families affected by addiction, and I am committed to assisting with this issue in any way possible. Currently, I do have legislation introduced (HB1699) to limit prescribing in emergency rooms to help monitor possible addiction and the resale of opioids,” said Representative Brown. “I thank the Governor for making a stop in Monroe County to listen to how this is affecting us locally and to deeper discuss possible real-world solutions and recommendations.”“The heroin and opioid epidemic is affecting every demographic in every community in our Commonwealth,” said Senator Gordner.  “I appreciate Governor Wolf’s efforts to commit resources to this problem and I appreciate that he is coming to our community to discuss how we can work together to combat this crisis.”“Clearly, we are up against a formidable enemy. As opioid and heroin abuse grows, we need to aggressively address it in our communities,” said Rep. Toohil. “I commend the governor for coming to Hazleton to raise public awareness about the drug epidemic and discussing possible solutions. There is no doubt, we must all work as one to reduce the number of overdose deaths across the Commonwealth.”The Wolf Administration hopes that these discussions are just the beginning of a larger conversation with both Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate as well as local officials, law enforcement, emergency responders, and health care professionals.“I look forward to continue working collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic,” said Governor Wolf. “The magnitude of the addiction and overdose death epidemic in Pennsylvania is shocking: at least seven Pennsylvanians die every day from a drug overdose. With nearly 2,500 overdose deaths in Pennsylvania in 2014 and estimates that the 2015 total will be higher, a collaborative effort on the federal, state, and local levels is crucial in combating this crisis.”Some of the administration’s initiatives in the fight against heroin include: signing a statewide standing order for naloxone, making it possible for all Pennsylvanians to access this life-saving drug; equipping the Pennsylvania State Police with naloxone so that those troopers who are first on the scene of an overdose can have another tool on-hand during these emergencies; partnering with Adapt Pharma to make Narcan available to public high schools across the state at no cost; developing the ABC-MAP prescription drug monitoring program to detect and prevent prescription fraud and abuse, which contribute to addiction; and appointing a director for the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Office, who will work to ensure that the PDMP meets its goal of assisting healthcare professionals in identifying patients that would benefit from treatment.In an effort to curtail drug addiction and curb the supply of excess drugs that can be used illicitly, the Department of Health is leading an effort to build upon the opioid prescribing guidelines already created, including specialty specific guidelines for emergency department providers, dentists, obstetricians and gynecologists, and pharmacists. These guidelines give healthcare providers direction for safe and effective pain relief practices, with greater emphasis on non-opioid therapies and greater caution to prevent addiction and diversion. In addition, the DOH recently joined dozens of healthcare organizations, medical experts, and consumer advocacy groups in signing petitions requesting changes to federal pain management requirements that are believed to foster dangerous prescribing practices.The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs is developing the “warm hand-off” process “warm hand-off” process, whereby overdose survivors would be taken directly from the emergency department to a licensed drug treatment provider, as well as Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Program. This program helps communities properly dispose of unused prescriptions at any of the 400+ police station locations across Pennsylvania. To date, approximately 40,000 pounds of prescription drugs have been taken back and destroyed.Governor Wolf’s decision to expand Medicaid eligibility in Pennsylvania under the Affordable Care Act has greatly increased access to treatment services for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.Finally, Governor Wolf’s proposed 2016-17 budget provides more than $34 million to treat more than 11,250 new individuals with substance use disorder. The Department of Human Services will provide 25 new Opioid Use Disorder Centers of Excellence for individuals with substance use disorder, providing medication-assisted treatment and appropriate wraparound services, such as cognitive-based therapies. After this first phase of implementation, there will be a push for 25 more facilities that would have the capacity to treat 22,500 individuals total.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img In NEPA, Governor Wolf Continues Roundtables to Address Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemiclast_img read more

UK Debt Management Office concedes ‘growing case’ for CPI issuance

first_imgUK investors have continued to lobby the Debt Management Office (DMO) over the issuance of index-linked Gilts based on the consumer prices index (CPI).The DMO – an executive body of the UK Treasury that manages all Gilt issuance – recently held annual meetings with its Gilt investor base, with the group acknowledging a “growing case” for CPI issuance as the number of pension funds using the measure increases.In the past, it has been reluctant to increase index-linked issuance – or issue CPI-linked paper – due to weak demand and the risk of alienating other customers. However, in 2011, the government changed the official inflation measure for the civil service pension scheme to the CPI. Subsequently, many of the private sector pension funds that followed suit found it increasingly difficult to hedge inflation risk and called on the DMO to help.Government index-linked debt has traditionally been linked to the retail prices index (RPI), but the UK statistics office abandoned it as an official measure after its calculation formula came in for harsh criticism.In the minutes from the DMO’s latest meeting in Edinburgh and London, the body said: “It was noted by some that the growth of CPI linkage within the pension industry was increasing the case for the launch of CPI-linked Gilts in the future. It was suggested the case for their introduction was not necessarily pressing now, but that it was likely that the case for their introduction would increase with the passage of time.”The Edinburgh meeting also concluded the level of index-linked issuance was acceptable.In London, the DMO reported “mixed views” on the need for CPI-linked debt despite acknowledging calls to increase the level of issuance.The UK issued around 23.6% of its £1.44trn (€1.92trn) of debt index-linked, with pension fund and insurance companies owning 26% of total DMO issuance, third behind overseas investors (including pension funds) and the Bank of England after quantitative easing.In an 2014 interview with IPE, DMO chief executive Robert Stheeman said there would be no concrete plans for CPI-linked debt until the demand base became stronger.He added that the office saw index-linked issuance as cost effective, but that it could not issue this exclusively.The National Association of Pension Funds has long called for CPI issuance to help ease the burden of inflation hedging for members forced to increase payments by CPI.Earlier this month, a review by the UK Statistics Authority called on the Office for National Statistics to scrap use of the RPI altogether, including for the issuance of debt.AXA Investment Managers argued that such a move might alienate pension fund investors continuing to uprate pensions by RPI, but added that a duel approach could appease the DMO client base.For more from IPE on inflation hedging and investments, click here.last_img read more

Shell Keen On UK Offshore Wind Despite Looming Brexit – Reuters

first_imgShell is interested in entering the UK offshore wind market, Mark Gainsborough, executive vice president at Shell New Energies, told Reuters.The company plans to crack the UK offshore wind market through either acquiring a share in an existing project, acquiring an entire project, or by securing seabed leases later this year, Gainsborough told Reuters in an interview.These plans are expected to proceed in spite of the UK’s intention to leave the European Union at the end of March, Gainsborough said, adding that the most important thing would be for the UK government to continue to provide policies supportive of the offshore wind.Shell established the New Energies division in 2016 and committed to investing USD 1 billion a year in alternative energy sources by the end of the decade.Since then, the energy major has been active in the offshore wind industries in the USA, where the company has several ongoing projects, the Netherlands, and France.The company is also actively supporting the development of kite power energy systems, as well as floating wind technology.last_img read more

Evander Holyfield shows off impressive fitness @ 57

first_img Loading… Former heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield could add fitness to blessings he reaped from boxing even as he showcased an impressive figure during workout Holyfield who uploading a clip of his grueling kettlebell workout Thursday, is preparing to return to boxing in a charity fight and has been working hard in the gym recently as he bids to prove he is taking a possible comeback seriously He certainly  looked in amazing shape as he worked up a sweat after a difficult weights exercise in a video on his Instagram, writing: ‘Feeling stronger than ever. #TEAMHOLYFIELD’ The veteran hasn’t fought since 2011, when he knocked out Brian Nielsen, but he is stepping up efforts to return to the ring for an exhibition match – which would see him follow former opponent Mike Tyson, 54, and Roy Jones Jr, 51, who agreed to fight earlier this summer. Former heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield shows off impressive figure This week Holyfield also uploaded a clip of him shadow boxing inside the ring, but had fans concerned about getting back into the sport after he showed a slower hand speed. He wrote: ‘Morning training. Sitting at 215lbs, right where I want to be.’Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 He has also teased boxing fans with videos of him being worked hard with battle ropes, skipping and strength exercises led by ex-heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko. Holyfield has been sizing up a trilogy fight with Tyson but believes his deal to fight Jones Jr may wreck the possibility of it happening. Read AlsoHow Evander Holyfield won and lost his £240m fortune ‘Mike may have wanted another exhibition before fighting me. By him doing this, it may mess up a future one [against me]. ‘We’d talked about it, but there was nothing solid on paper. We knew we wanted to do it first. ‘When you do it second, people are going to judge how the first one was. Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90sWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 20198 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Ripley County clerk releases important municipal election information

first_imgVersailles, In. — Ripley County clerk, Ginger Bradford says Wednesday, January 9, 2019, is the first day a person can declare candidacy for the Batesville City Primary Election or the Town of Versailles Primary Election.Batesville residents will elect a mayor,  clerk-treasurer, city judge and five (5) common council positions. The Town of Versailles will elect a clerk-treasurer and 1 town council member.Potential candidates must be a registered voter and reside in the district they file in. Candidates may file in the Election Room, 2nd floor of the Courthouse Annex, 102 West First North Street, Versailles. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.The deadline for filing for these positions is Friday, February 8, by noon.The Town of Sunman and the Town of Napoleon will both elect a clerk-treasurer and three (3) town council members by town convention.Dates for those declaring candidacy for those offices are January 9 until noon on Wednesday, August 1, 2019.For more information about town conventions, please contact your party’s county chairman. For additional questions please call 812-689-4783 with questions.last_img read more

Howard: No Europa hangover for us

first_img Martinez could hand Eto’o his full home debut against Palace after the Cameroon veteran once again made an impact off the bench against Wolfsburg, setting up Kevin Mirallas’ late strike. The Everton boss has one concern with full-back Seamus Coleman facing a late fitness test after sustaining a knock on the head in the midweek clash. Palace boss Neil Warnock has backed Phil Jagielka to answer his critics in the only way he knows how – with full-blooded performances for both Everton and England. The 32-year-old defender played in the opening two games of England’s ill-fated World Cup campaign alongside Chelsea’s Gary Cahill but has since lost his place to Phil Jones. Jagielka has also come under fire for some below-par displays at the heart of the Toffees defence as Martinez’s side have shipped 10 goals in the early weeks of the Premier League season. But Warnock has backed the man he brought into professional football at Sheffield United 14 years ago to show he can still cut it in the top flight. ”I think he’s just got to be proud of what he’s achieved really,” Warnock said of his former Blades skipper. ”I had him as a lad and they were telling me he was a right-back or a central midfield player and together we found a position for him. To see him playing at the World Cup was a fantastic achievement for him and he’s a smashing lad with a lovely family. ”The answer to the critics is what he did in the Europa League against Wolfsburg. I thought he was superb and that’s the way to answer people, by turning out and playing. ”I’m sure the Everton fans might be even happier if he doesn’t get picked for England because he does a wonderful job for Everton and has done for many years. I remember talking to David (Moyes) and Arsene Wenger and said, ‘If we (Sheffield United) do get relegated then he’s the one you want to sign’. ”He’s just a level-headed lad. He’ll not even bother about any criticism or anything, he just turns up for training each day. ”Managers have first names on the team sheet every week and he’s one of those and Roberto is lucky to have him. He’s a fabulous player and he’d get in every team in the Premier League, I think.” Warnock will give forward Marouane Chamakh every chance to prove his fitness. The Morocco international has been struggling with a hamstring injury and will not be risked if there is a chance the problem could flare up once more at Goodison Park. Deadline day acquisition Zeki Fryers is still waiting for his Palace debut whilst Kevin Doyle is in contention for his first start and Andrew Johnson could yet feature against one of his former clubs. Roberto Martinez’s men built on last week’s win at West Bromwich Albion with an emphatic 4-1 win over German side Wolfsburg to belatedly get their season up and running. And given the nature of their recent performance the Everton goalkeeper believes tired limbs will be the last thing on his team-mates’ mind as they itch to keep their good run going against Neil Warnock’s side. Howard said: “It’s a positive – if you win you can stay on a good winning streak, and if you lose there’s another game right there for you to prove yourself. “I always think the more you play the less you have to train. Playing games keeps you ticking over and I feel when there’re points to be had, it’s easy to bounce back. “These two results help. Against Leicester, Arsenal and Chelsea we played well but we were just a little bit frail in certain areas. “We also knew if we could beat West Brom then double up and beat Palace we’d be right back in the thick of things so hopefully that will be the case.” Martinez is a big fan of Howard and admitted his disappointment that the American keeper was denied a deserved clean sheet on Thursday due to the visitors’ last minute consolation strike. And while the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Samuel Eto’o will continue hitting the headlines up front, Martinez cannot stress enough how Howard’s presence breeds confidence in the other players. “Tim got a lot of credit in the World Cup for his performance against Belgium, but for Evertonians it was just declaring the obvious,” said Martinez. “They have always seen Tim at that level and I have seen it for 13 months now. He is always focused and has a real concentration, and he is enjoying a very good moment of form.” Tim Howard is convinced his Everton team-mates will not experience a Europa League hangover when they made a quick return to action against Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Sunday. Press Associationlast_img read more

The PGA Tour has decided to scrap the rest of The Players Championship and shut down its other tournaments three weeks

first_img March 12, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour has decided to scrap the rest of The Players Championship and shut down its other tournaments three weeks.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img The PGA Tour has decided to scrap the rest of The Players Championship and shut down its other tournaments three weekslast_img