Harvard Allston Partnership Fund awards $100,000 to Allston-Brighton nonprofits

first_imgThe Harvard Allston Partnership Fund (HAPF) today announced that nine local nonprofits will receive grants totaling $100,000 to support programs in the Allston-Brighton community. The HAPF — a program created in 2008 by Harvard University and the city of Boston, in collaboration with the Allston community — recognizes and supports organizations that provide Allston-Brighton residents with youth enrichment, educational programs, and engaging activities for the elderly and people with disabilities. The grants are the fourth installment in HAPF grant-making that has infused $400,000 Harvard dollars into 19 local nonprofits over the past four years. The awards will be formally presented at a ceremony later this winter.“This is a great example of a local institution supporting its neighbors,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “For the past four years the Harvard Allston Partnership Fund has strengthened the community by providing financial assistance to local nonprofits. These nonprofits are instrumental in creating opportunity, furthering education, and bringing vital services to our families and seniors.”“This year’s HAPF recipients provide important services that directly benefit residents in the North Allston-North Brighton community and we’re pleased to offer our support. We are all part of a local nonprofit network that is making a real difference in Allston-Brighton in so many ways,” said Christine Heenan, Harvard’s vice president for public affairs and communications.The recipients of the fourth round of HAPF grants are:Charles River Conservancy: $5,000 to support 10 volunteer events that will enable residents in North Allston-North Brighton and students from neighborhood schools, including the Horace Mann School for the Deaf, the Gardner Pilot Academy, and Brighton High School, to work together on maintenance and improvement projects along the shores of the Charles in North Allston-North Brighton;Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts: $4,850 to support a Chinese families’ playgroup for Chinese parents and grandparents and children 5 and under at the Honan-Allston Library (a total of $21,990 in HAPF grants over three years);Friends of the Honan-Allston Library: $9,000 to support the creation of a new space with computer tables and lounge seating especially for local teens (a total of $13,975 in HAPF grants over three years);Gardner Pilot Academy: $24,920 to fund the enrollment of Allston-Brighton children and adults in GPA programs, including After School, Summer Enrichment, Adult Education, and Basic English Instruction (a total of $75,000 in HAPF grants over three years);Oak Square YMCA: $15,000 to provide fitness and nutrition programs at the Vocational Advancement Center and the Veronica B. Smith Senior Center over the next year;The Fishing Academy: $10,000 to enable Allston-Brighton youth free admission to group fishing excursions that will introduce them to the natural resources of Eastern Massachusetts and help reinforce teamwork, discipline, and self-confidence (a total of $45,000 in HAPF  grants over four years);The Literacy Connection, a ministry of the congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston: $8,850 to support English literacy training, tutoring, and citizenship preparation classes for Allston-Brighton residents (a total of $18,650 in HAPF grants over two years);Vocational Advancement Center (VAC): $18,380 to cover tuition costs for local residents with disabilities enrolled in the VAC’s Computer Training Program, one of several programs that assist individuals in choosing, obtaining, and retaining meaningful employment (a total of $43,380 in HAPF grants over two years);West End House Camp: $4,000 to send eight boys from Allston-Brighton to a two-week summer camp in Maine where leadership skills, teamwork, and confidence are built through outdoor activities, educational programs, and sports in a natural environment (a total of $8,800 in HAPF grants over three years).“The Oak Square YMCA is committed to strengthening our community,” said Jack Fucci, executive director of the Oak Square YMCA. “It is important to ensure that everyone, regardless of age or ability, has access to wellness programs that will keep them healthy. With the support of the Harvard Allston Partnership Fund, the Y is able to deliver group exercise classes for free to the residents of the Allston-Brighton community closer to their homes and places of work. The Y, the Vocational Advancement Center, and the Veronica Smith Senior Center have extended their reach and have become stronger through this partnership and we are very grateful.”The Harvard Allston Partnership Fund is a $500,000 five-year program created in 2008 by Harvard University and the city of Boston, in collaboration with the Allston community, to support neighborhood improvement projects, cultural enrichment, and educational programming in North Allston-North Brighton. Funding decisions are made by a volunteer board of community members following careful review of the many creative and constructive applications received. Over the years the fund has become a critical revenue stream for local nonprofits struggling in the downturn economy.last_img read more

Analysis: Australia has an opportunity now to invest in the future

first_imgAnalysis: Australia has an opportunity now to invest in the future FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Mirage News:The debt incurred by the Government’s coronavirus stimulus packages will force a rethink of many of its current spending commitments. But what is also crucial is that money not be wasted trying to save the unsavable.Yet, this is exactly what the government is doing via its continuing subsidies for Australia’s fossil fuel industry. Recent figures from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) show that Australia provides US$29 billion – A$47 billion – pa for fossil fuels.These subsidies include measures such as subsidising the costs of fuels used to extract resources, accelerated depreciation for assets and post-tax subsidies such as not paying clean up and health costs.Compare that to the estimated A$50 million to fund volunteer firefights in December 2019.As energy analyst Tim Buckley notes, the hit to the fossil fuel industry from the coronavirus and cheaper renewables means that it might never recover. Many fossil fuel companies, such as Santos, are also now under extreme pressure from some super funds to adopt strict emissions targets. Moreover, these subsidies produce very few direct jobs in fossil fuel extraction. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there are only 64,300 direct jobs in coal, oil and gas extraction. And only around 10% of those employed in the coal industry are women.That means for every direct job in the coal, oil and gas industry, the governments of Australia spend A$730,000.Shockingly, every Australian is paying A$1,832 per year for these subsidies compared to around A$78 as a one-off payment for bushfire relief or the $750 initial coronavirus support payment.In the U.S., the coal industry has been requesting (unsuccessfully) royalty payment holidays and relief from obligations to clean up mine sites as part of Trump’s stimulus package. You can bet that such requests from miners are already being made here in Australia.[Jeremy Moss]More: What is cost of Morrison’s other stimuluslast_img read more

Brazil’s Strategic Project Proteger will Secure Important Infrastructure

first_img Funds allocated for the pilot project “Mobility, because we need to be able to relocate them quickly to points of need, and flexibility because we must adapt the contingents posted depending on the scale of the problem,” Col. Silva Filho said. Consequently, security officials created the Interagency Ground Operations Coordination System (SISCOTI, for its Portuguese acronym), which will consist of a total of 19 units individually called Interagency Ground Operations Coordination Centers (CCOTI). The primary CCOTI will be built in the capital, Brasília. The other centers will work together as Military units deployed throughout Brazil. Surveillance of the Itaipu hydroelectric plant In 2015 Project Proteger plans to issue a request for proposals to businesses that want to offer solutions for implementing SISCOTI, beginning with the unit in Brasília. The Strategic Project Proteger [Protect] , an initiative launched by the Brazilian Army in 2012, guards the country’s hydroelectricity, energy delivery networks, refineries, airports, and sea facilities, all of which are essential to the country’s development and economic well-being. The effort prioritizes the protection of 664 strategic ground structures – facilities, assets, services, and systems whose interruption or destruction would have a severe, adverse impact on the government and society. “The point is to continually monitor the priority regions, mainly using the integrating software,” Col. Silva Filho said. “Interested businesses should submit proposals regarding the construction of the physical facilities, the necessary equipment, training personnel to use that equipment … in short, we want a global, comprehensive solution for SISCOTI,” said Colonel Wagner Ribeiro da Silva Filho, a member of the Proteger team. The Strategic Project Proteger [Protect] , an initiative launched by the Brazilian Army in 2012, guards the country’s hydroelectricity, energy delivery networks, refineries, airports, and sea facilities, all of which are essential to the country’s development and economic well-being. The effort prioritizes the protection of 664 strategic ground structures – facilities, assets, services, and systems whose interruption or destruction would have a severe, adverse impact on the government and society. The distribution and installation of the CCOTIs are determined based on the locations of the strategic structures the project intends to secure. Therefore, the Military units that have been prioritized to receive a CCOTI will be those with the most strategic structures in their area of responsibility, Col. Silva Filho said. Each center must possess two basic qualities: mobility and flexibility. Work on the pilot project began in 2012, when authorities allocated 79 million Brazilian reals ($26 million) to launch the initiative in Cascavel. The funds were used to acquire vehicles, individual equipment for service members, communications equipment, and improvements to the location’s physical facility. Surveillance of the Itaipu hydroelectric plant In addition to the physical structure, SISCOTI is expected to develop software for the Army Department of Science and Technology. Nicknamed “the Protector,” the software would allow users to integrate information that is available on databases run by Brazilian security agencies or offices. Project Proteger plans to use this tool to prevent cyber attacks and ensure the overall security of databases. Those structures include facilities responsible for generating 56 percent of the electrical power in the country, with more than 100,000 kilometers of power lines. Funds allocated for the pilot project In 2015 Project Proteger plans to issue a request for proposals to businesses that want to offer solutions for implementing SISCOTI, beginning with the unit in Brasília. “Mobility, because we need to be able to relocate them quickly to points of need, and flexibility because we must adapt the contingents posted depending on the scale of the problem,” Col. Silva Filho said. The request for proposals will be issued when funds are available. Authorities estimate they need about 1 billion Brazilian reals ($330 million) to fund the proposals in 2015. The first was the Military Southern Command, which includes the 15th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, chosen as the home for the Proteger pilot project. This Military unit is located in Cascavel, a city in Paraná state, located nearly 120 km from the Itaipu hydroelectric plant – one of the largest producers of electricity in the world, responsible for providing 17 percent of the electricity consumed in Brazil. The distribution and installation of the CCOTIs are determined based on the locations of the strategic structures the project intends to secure. Therefore, the Military units that have been prioritized to receive a CCOTI will be those with the most strategic structures in their area of responsibility, Col. Silva Filho said. Each center must possess two basic qualities: mobility and flexibility. “Project Proteger is also aimed at better equipping and training the Army so that it can protect society in the event of a disaster, such as a flood, a building collapse, or a drought. In such circumstances, we will act as a complement to government agencies,” Lt. Gen. Soares said. In 2013, the project purchased about 2,000 vehicles for general use. The vehicles were delivered to other Brigades and are being used for the units’ Military and administrative functions, according to Col. Silva Filho. Also in 2013, the project acquired 13 command and control vehicles, two of which were equipped with data transmission satellite technology and were used during the 2014 World Cup, when the Army was assisting in the events’ security operations. The first was the Military Southern Command, which includes the 15th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, chosen as the home for the Proteger pilot project. This Military unit is located in Cascavel, a city in Paraná state, located nearly 120 km from the Itaipu hydroelectric plant – one of the largest producers of electricity in the world, responsible for providing 17 percent of the electricity consumed in Brazil. Regarding the relocation capacity, Proteger plans to equip each CCOTI with at least 13 different types of vehicles. Though the centers have not yet been built, the project has already begun supplying equipment to the eight Military Area Commands in the Army. The security initiative is a cooperative effort, in which the Army is working as a team with other national security agencies, including the Federal Police and Civil Defense Forces. “Structures such as these already have their own security, but if that should fail, the Army must be ready to act,” said Lieutenant General William José Soares, the initiative’s project manager. In 2013, the project purchased about 2,000 vehicles for general use. The vehicles were delivered to other Brigades and are being used for the units’ Military and administrative functions, according to Col. Silva Filho. In addition to the physical structure, SISCOTI is expected to develop software for the Army Department of Science and Technology. Nicknamed “the Protector,” the software would allow users to integrate information that is available on databases run by Brazilian security agencies or offices. Project Proteger plans to use this tool to prevent cyber attacks and ensure the overall security of databases. “Structures such as these already have their own security, but if that should fail, the Army must be ready to act,” said Lieutenant General William José Soares, the initiative’s project manager. “The CCOTI in Brasília is going to boast a more modern command and control system, in addition to having space for teams from the agencies involved in solving a particular situation,” Lt. Gen. Soares said. “Interested businesses should submit proposals regarding the construction of the physical facilities, the necessary equipment, training personnel to use that equipment … in short, we want a global, comprehensive solution for SISCOTI,” said Colonel Wagner Ribeiro da Silva Filho, a member of the Proteger team. “Project Proteger is also aimed at better equipping and training the Army so that it can protect society in the event of a disaster, such as a flood, a building collapse, or a drought. In such circumstances, we will act as a complement to government agencies,” Lt. Gen. Soares said. “The point is to continually monitor the priority regions, mainly using the integrating software,” Col. Silva Filho said. Project brings security forces closer together Consequently, security officials created the Interagency Ground Operations Coordination System (SISCOTI, for its Portuguese acronym), which will consist of a total of 19 units individually called Interagency Ground Operations Coordination Centers (CCOTI). The primary CCOTI will be built in the capital, Brasília. The other centers will work together as Military units deployed throughout Brazil. Project brings security forces closer together Those structures include facilities responsible for generating 56 percent of the electrical power in the country, with more than 100,000 kilometers of power lines. By Dialogo April 23, 2015 The request for proposals will be issued when funds are available. Authorities estimate they need about 1 billion Brazilian reals ($330 million) to fund the proposals in 2015. Regarding the relocation capacity, Proteger plans to equip each CCOTI with at least 13 different types of vehicles. Though the centers have not yet been built, the project has already begun supplying equipment to the eight Military Area Commands in the Army. “The CCOTI in Brasília is going to boast a more modern command and control system, in addition to having space for teams from the agencies involved in solving a particular situation,” Lt. Gen. Soares said. Work on the pilot project began in 2012, when authorities allocated 79 million Brazilian reals ($26 million) to launch the initiative in Cascavel. The funds were used to acquire vehicles, individual equipment for service members, communications equipment, and improvements to the location’s physical facility. The security initiative is a cooperative effort, in which the Army is working as a team with other national security agencies, including the Federal Police and Civil Defense Forces. Also in 2013, the project acquired 13 command and control vehicles, two of which were equipped with data transmission satellite technology and were used during the 2014 World Cup, when the Army was assisting in the events’ security operations. IN MY VIEW, THE MAIN ROLE OF THE BRAZILIAN ARMY IS TO PUT A SO-CALLED WALL ALONG ALL OF BRAZIL IN ORDER TO PREVENT DRUGS FROM ENTERING THIS BROTHEL OF PURE AND REFINED DISORDER AND REGRESSION IN 2015 CALLED BRAZIL…………… The Brazilian Army is the best. There’s a lack of investment by the federal government. This institution deserves the best of each Brazilian. Best regards to all. Military institution with great respect for the Brazilian people. A budget needs to be defined in the Constitution. Brazil jungle, sovereign and strong. Assert their force, this is the mission of our Army, and with the necessary investment, it will only grow further. Congratulations and keep moving ahead!!!! All the infrastructure in this country was constructed during the military regime. Post-military regime administrations haven’t done anything other than corruption. Brazil owes a lot to the military who even saved us from communism; however, the current generation does not even know this. Thank you my valiant soldiers. Brazil remains in danger and needs the Brazilian Army.last_img read more

Coram Man Dies in LIE Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 63-year-old Coram man died after crashing his truck on the Long Island Expressway in Holtsville on Wednesday afternoon.Suffolk County police said David Hutchings was driving a GMC pickup truck eastbound on Route 495 near exit 63 when he crashed into the center median near the HOV lane at 1:15 p.m.The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Sixth Squad detectives, who impounded the truck and are continuing the investigation, believe Hutchings suffered a medical emergency, which caused the crash.last_img read more

A new five-star camp has opened in Terme Tuhelj

first_imgNamely, in the first six months, revenue of HRK 32,8 million was generated, which is even 20 percent more than in the first half of 2018, and by the end of the year, revenue is estimated to increase by about 18 percent. More than half of the visitors come from Western Europe, and since the beginning of the year until the last days of June, Terme Tuhelj has had about 51 overnight stays. Thirty more houses are announced Indoor and outdoor pools, wellness offer within the Well hotel, gastronomic facilities of numerous restaurants, excellent wines, cultural heritage, unique nature and proximity to the highway, are additional advantages of the new camp and Terme Tuhelj which are recording better results from year to year. “Since camping is extremely popular in the world, our camp is another strong tourist trump card, especially attractive to the younger, trendsetter population. They are not only looking for a vacation in nature, but also a handful of additional facilities, great entertainment, good food, proximity to urban centers, relaxing treatments, and this is exactly what we offer them.”, Says Vasja Čretnik, one of the directors of Terme Tuhelj. The attractive design of the Vita camp, the first five-star camp in this part of Croatia, is signed by Abstracto Studio, which has woven a recognizable urban stamp into every detail of the camp. Emphasized cozy With its atmosphere, this place is ideal for all visitors who want relaxation and unique treatments in Terme Tuhelj. All camp guests have unlimited swimming on the Water Planet – from indoor to outdoor pools and fun water attractions. Source / photo: Terme Tuhelj “With the opening of the Vita camp, the first phase of the renovation of the former camp in Terme Tuhelj was completed. Next year, the second phase will follow, which will include the construction of a luxury resort with another 30 luxury houses, as well as additional facilities that will provide families with a real experience, and couples can enjoy wellness facilities in nature.”, Emphasizes Florjan Vasle, one of the directors of Terme Tuhelj and points out that the total value of the investment will be between 2,5 and three million euros, depending on the share of the strategic partner. On more than 20 thousand square meters are two zones with a total of 56 camping pitches and an additional two night for a short stay. The good news is that 20 pitches are open to visitors all year round. There is a restaurant and bar designed for true hedonists, a camping service, a swimming pool for pets, sanitary facilities adapted for the disabled, family bathrooms, changing rooms, a children’s playground, mini golf and tennis courts. All guest profiles were meant, which gives this camp the epithet of inclusion and special care for guests.last_img read more

Assembly point

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Mikel Arteta reacts to rumours Arsenal have done U-turn over William Saliba’s participation in the Coupe de France final

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Jul 2020 12:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link169Shares Arteta is excited to start working with Saliba, who is regarded as a huge talent (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are believed to be refusing to agree to pay Saint-Etienne a €2.5million (£2.2m) bonus they would owe should Saliba start in the Coupe de France final, a clause that was agreed when he first signed last summer.The Gunners want that fee waived if they permit to let Saliba stay, with both the French club and the young defender himself unhappy with the approach taken by the north Londoners and managing director Vinai Venkatesham in particular.Arteta – who rates Saliba as a huge prospect for the future and is keen to start working with him – has always been of the belief that the 19-year-old should be given the opportunity to lift silverware with his boyhood club.MORE: Mikel Arteta reveals what Eddie Nkteiah told Arsenal teammates in dressing room after red cardMORE: ‘The step is really, really big’ – Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reveals William Saliba worry and plays down expectationsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. The 19-year-old defender is desperate to play in the final later this month (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Arsenal and Saint-Etienne have restarted talks to enable William Saliba to play in the Coupe de France final later this month against Paris Saint-Germain.The coronavirus crisis saw the showpiece postponed until July 24, though Saliba’s loan with Saint-Etienne expired last month and the two clubs had been at loggerheads over a short-term extension.Arsenal had insisted that Saliba, who struggled with injuries this past season, must follow their own training regime while preparing for the final, something the French club described as ‘unacceptable’, while they also wanted to scrap a clause in their original deal. Advertisementcenter_img Mikel Arteta reacts to rumours Arsenal have done U-turn over William Saliba’s participation in the Coupe de France final Comment Saint-Etienne would be owed £2.2m by Arsenal if Saliba starts the final (Picture: Getty)Saliba was reportedly ‘angered’ by Arsenal’s approach, though French newspaper L’Equipe claim fresh meetings have been more positive and the Gunners are now prepared to commit to a U-turn on their original demands.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked after Arsenal’s 1-1 draw against Leicester City on Tuesday evening if Saliba would play in the Coupe de France final or come back to London, Arteta said: ‘The clubs are dealing with the situation.‘You know what happened in the last few days, I prefer to stay a little bit away from that.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Hopefully they can find a good agreement and end the situation in good terms, help the player as well and contribute to have good faith and be positive about the situation.’Asked once more if the deal is still yet to be sorted, but is being discussed, Arteta responded in the affirmative.last_img read more

Carnival Corp’s Income Continues Rising

first_imgMiami-based cruise company Carnival Corporation & plc delivered record third quarter revenues and earnings, and authorized the replenishment of its USD 1 billion share repurchase program.The company’s net income reached USD 1.7 billion for the third quarter of 2018, higher than net income of USD 1.3 billion seen in the same period a year earlier. Revenues for the third quarter were USD 5.8 billion, up from USD 5.5 billion in the prior year.Share repurchases, covering both Carnival Corporation common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange and Carnival plc ordinary shares traded on the London Stock Exchange, will take place in the open market or privately negotiated transactions in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, according to Carnival.“Strong execution delivered the highest quarterly performance in our company’s history, overcoming fuel and currency headwinds. At the same time, our strong cash flow and balance sheet enabled us to accelerate our opportunistic share repurchase program, investing almost USD 750 million in Carnival stock since the beginning of the third quarter, bringing the total investment to USD 4.4 billion in just three years, and leading to the second replenishment of our USD 1 billion repurchase program this year alone,” Arnold Donald, Carnival Corporation & plc President and Chief Executive Officer, said.Based on the third quarter results and booking strength for the fourth quarter of 2018, the company now expects full year 2018 net revenue yields in constant currency to be up approximately 3.5 percent compared to the prior year, better than June guidance of up approximately 3.0 percent.The company expects full year net cruise costs excluding fuel per ALBD in constant currency compared to the prior year to be up approximately 1.5 percent, versus June guidance of approximately 1.0 percent, primarily due to the accounting treatment for ships sold during the quarter.Changes in fuel prices (including realized fuel derivatives) and currency exchange rates are expected to decrease earnings by USD 0.06 per share compared to June guidance and USD 0.18 per share compared to the prior year.Taking the above factors into consideration, the company expects full year 2018 adjusted earnings per share to be in the range of USD 4.21 to USD 4.25 compared to 2017 adjusted earnings per share of USD 3.82.“We are on track to achieve double digit return on invested capital in 2018 as we deliver upon our strategy to create demand in excess of measured capacity growth, all while containing costs and leveraging our industry leading scale. Going forward, we remain on a path toward continued growth in earnings and returns, driven to a greater degree by capacity increases as we add more efficient ships, replacing less efficient capacity,” Donald added.last_img read more

Certain area non-profits qualify for flood-related disaster loans

first_imgAtlanta, Ga – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that certain Private NonProfit organizations (PNP) in Indiana that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans.  These loans are available following a Presidential disaster declaration for Public Assistance resulting from damages caused by severe storms and flooding from Feb. 14 through March 4, 2018.PNPs located in the counties of Benton, Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Elkhart, Floyd, Fulton, Gibson, Harrison, Jasper, Jefferson, La Porte, Marshall, Newton, Ohio, Perry, Porter, Spencer, St. Joseph, Starke, Switzerland, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Wabash, Warren, Warrick and White in Indiana are eligible to apply. Examples of eligible non-critical PNP organizations include, but are not limited to food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges.PNP organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets.  The interest rate is 2.5 percent with terms up to 30 years. Applicants may be eligible for a loan amount increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA for mitigation purposes.  Eligible mitigation improvements may include a safe room or storm shelter to help protect property and occupants from future damage caused by a similar disaster.The SBA also offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs, such as ongoing operating expenses to PNP organizations.  Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the organization suffered any physical property damage.PNP organizations are urged to contact their county’s Emergency Manager for information about their organization.  The information will be submitted to FEMA to determine eligibility for a Public Assistance grant or whether the PNP should be referred to SBA for disaster loan assistance.Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov.  Disaster loan information and application forms may also 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 sending an email to [email protected] Loan applications can also be downloaded from sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to:  U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.The filing deadline to submit applications for physical property damage is July 5, 2018. The deadline to submit economic injury applications is Feb. 5, 2019.last_img read more

Tebas hints at fans returning to La Liga stadiums

first_imgLa Liga president Javier Tebas has hinted at a potential return for a restricted number of fans at top flight matches in the near future. Read Also: Lionel Messi passed fit for La Liga restart Valencia, Villarreal and Levante will also remain in Phase 2, following their local government’s decision to delay a move until June 14. La Liga have also confirmed a second fortninght of fixtures for the restarted campaign, with Gameweeks 30 and 31 now confirmed. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Untold Truth Of Sasha ObamaThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneTop 6 Iconic Supercar Movies5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The Worldcenter_img The top two tiers of Spanish football restart next week behind closed doors, as part of a staggered emergence from the coronavirus state of alarm in Spain. However, Tebas is committed to bringing supporters back into stadiums, and he confirmed that certain grounds could be permitted to do so, depending on their local lock down status. “I am in favour of playing in front of the public as soon as possible,” as per reports from COPE, via Diario AS. “It is possible that this could happen in some cities before others, and I am in favour of that.” Tebas’ policy of allowing teams to bring fans back into grounds will benefit the regions entering into Phase 3 on June 8, with However, the cities of Madrid and Barcelona as well as the community of Castilla y Leon, will only move into Phase 2 tomorrow, due to stricter measures imposed in these areas. This will affect top flight clubs, including Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Getafe, Leganes, Barcelona, Espanyol and Real Valladolid.last_img read more