Vermont Business Magazine The town of Fairlee will receive $3.6 million from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to repair and update the water distribution system. Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the USDA overall is investing $256 million in 81 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 35 states. Fairlee is in Orange County.“No matter what zip code you live in, infrastructure is a foundation for quality of life and economic opportunity,” Hazlett said. “Through strong partnerships, USDA is ensuring that rural communities have the modern, reliable infrastructure they need to prosper.”USDA Rural Development State Director Anthony Linardos said, “Investing in dependable infrastructure is essential to supporting thriving rural Vermont & New Hampshire communities. Over 660 users will reap the benefits of these water and waste infrastructure projects. Improved infrastructure is one of many things that can help to make rural communities great places to live.”Two towns in Vermont & New Hampshire have been selected to receive a total of $4.5 million under this announcement. The neighboring states are in the same USDA region:• $3.6 million for the Town of Fairlee, VT. This Rural Development investment will be used to repair and update the water distribution system for the 341 users. This project will repair the water tank, replace water mains, install water meters and install a filtration system to remove manganese and iron. These improvements will have a significant impact on the appeal of the water as well as the efficiency of the system. Investing in these infrastructure upgrades will ensure a safe and reliable water system for the community.• $878,000 for the Town of Stewartstown, NH. This Rural Development investment will be used to fund the replacement of two aging, deteriorated and failing wastewater pump stations in the town of Stewartstown. The main pump station has failed several times and caused raw sewage overflows on the ground and the neighboring field adjacent to the river. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has issued violations due to the overflows from the pump station failures. This project will correct a health issue. The system serves 319 primarily residential users. Other users include a large county facility nursing home and jail. A $28,000 Rural Development Special Evaluation Assistance for Communities and Households (SEARCH) grant was used to fund the preliminary engineering evaluation of the wastewater pumping systems.During her keynote address at the Arkansas Rural Development conference, Hazlett spoke about USDA’s longstanding partnership with state and local officials to improve the quality of life in rural communities. She met with various representatives on issues important to rural Arkansas residents and businesses, such as ways USDA is partnering with local communities to support opioid treatment, prevention and recovery services. She also highlighted USDA efforts to support e-Connectivity in the state.Arkansas is receiving two of the 81 rural water and wastewater infrastructure projects Hazlett announced. The Tri County Regional Water Distribution District, in Russellville, Ark., for example, is receiving a $6.2 million USDA loan to construct a water treatment plant with new intake and water lines. The new plant will better serve customers during high demand and will help avoid unhealthy conditions. Tri County supplies water to Pope, Logan and Yell counties. The town of Ravenden is receiving $859,000 to construct a water supply well. The new well will correct system deficiencies to comply with health and sanitary regulatory standards for the 246 users.The recently enacted Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Omnibus spending bill includes a significant boost in financial support for water and wastewater projects. It provides $5.2 billion for USDA loans and grants, up from $1.2 billion in FY 2017. It also directs Agriculture Secretary Perdue to make investments in rural communities with the greatest infrastructure needs.In addition to funding in the 2018 Omnibus bill, President Trump has proposed a $200 billion infrastructure investment that allocates 25 percent ($50 billion) to rural projects.The loans and grants Hazlett announced today are being awarded through USDA’s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant(link is external) program. The funds can be used to finance drinking water, stormwater drainage and waste disposal systems for rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents.In April 2017, President Donald J. Trump established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to identify legislative, regulatory and policy changes that could promote agriculture and prosperity in rural communities. In January 2018, Secretary Perdue presented the Task Force’s findings to President Trump. These findings included 31 recommendations to align the federal government with state, local and tribal governments to take advantage of opportunities that exist in rural America. Increasing investments in rural infrastructure is a key recommendation of the task force.To view the report in its entirety, please view the Report to the President of the United States from the Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity(link is external) (PDF, 5.4 MB). In addition, to view the categories of the recommendations, please view the Rural Prosperity infographic(link is external) (PDF, 190 KB).USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community services such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov(link is external).Source: LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 23, 2018 – USDA
NBBA to host Lincoln Lawyer author October 15, 2011 Regular News NBBA to host Lincoln Lawyer author The North Broward Bar Association, Inc., will host award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly for a question and answer session and book signing at its monthly luncheon November 8.The event will take place at The Grill, located at 2101 W. Cypress Creek Road in Ft. Lauderdale.Connelly’s book, The Lincoln Lawyer, was recently made into a movie starring Matthew McConaughey. His new book, The Drop, will be released November 28.Fellow bestselling suspense author Jonathon King will engage the question and answer session. King is the author of eight books, including the Max Freeman mystery series. King’s latest book in this series, Midnight Guardians, was released in October 2010.Sign-in and lunch selection will begin at 11:45 a.m. The general meeting and question and answer session will begin at noon.The cost of the luncheon is $25 for current NBBA members and $30 for non-NBBA members. Cash and checks are accepted. Credit cards are not accepted. Seating is limited for this event. RSVP to Wilma Stevenson at [email protected] by October 26 to guarantee seating.The NBBA will take RSVPs after that date, as well as walk-ups the day of the event.For additional information on the NBBA, visit www.northbrowardbar.org.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Dale Soos has joined the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) as a senior project engineer in the company’s Cortland, N.Y., headquarters. In his position, Soos will be responsible for completing the development of the Lift Inspector Certification Program and assuring its successful implementation. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Soos holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Buffalo State College, is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has been active in the field of commercial, industrial and consumer product safety for more than 20 years. Prior to joining ALI, Soos held key product safety positions held within Intertek Testing Services, including the role of lead engineer for ALI’s Lift Safety Certification Program, ETL’s commercial garage equipment listing service and paint spray booths. Most recently, he served as staff engineer for large wind turbine generator evaluations, approvals and certification. “Dale’s expertise in the area of automotive lifts, including their practical application and our industry’s safety concerns, when coupled with his relevant experience in those other industries and roles, provides a unique insight into the factors and obstacles present as they relate to supporting today’s automotive lift inspection service companies and their inspectors,” said R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman, president of ALI. With the growing demand for qualified people to perform annual safety inspections of automotive lifts from industry stakeholders such as lift users, government regulators and the insurance industry, ALI accepted the challenge of developing an official certification for those inspectors.Advertisement The cornerstone of ALI’s Lift Inspector Certification Program effort is ANSI/ALI ALOIM (Current Edition) – the American National Safety Standard for Operation, Inspection and Maintenance. O’Gorman said he believes the developing program holds promise to credential those doing the job right, while providing a model for those in need of improving their lift inspection skills.
The government has announced an independent review of the controversial insolvency vehicle through which DWF recently acquired the collapsed Cobbetts while leaving creditors likely to recoup little or nothing of what they are owed. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills said the review into pre-pack administration would start in late spring. The pre-pack allows for the sale of a business and its assets to be arranged prior to the onset of formal insolvency and comes into effect immediately. National firm Cobbetts, which owed an estimated £41m, was bought in a pre-pack deal last month by DWF within a day of going into administration, saving more than 400 jobs but leaving unsecured creditors likely to recover just 2p in the pound. In a report by administrator KPMG made under Statement of Insolvency Practice 16, it was revealed DWF said it was prepared to look at taking the whole of Cobbetts’ business, but only if given exclusivity – warning that it would withdraw its interest if the business was marketed to others. In a statement released today, the government’s Insolvency Service said pre-packs can be a ‘highly effective process’ to ensure the best deal for creditors, preserve value and safeguard jobs. The review will gather evidence on how pre-packs are working and whether further reform is needed. The statement added: ‘The government has listened carefully to the concerns of creditors about pre-packs and that is why we already have measures in place to increase transparency and prevent abuse. ‘Strengthened measures are being introduced to improve the quality of information insolvency practitioners are required to provide on pre-pack deals and we are using targeted monitoring of outcomes to assess whether there is evidence of abuse.’ During 2011 (the latest year for which published figures are available), the Insolvency Service was notified of 723 pre-packs by insolvency practitioners. This represents around 25% of all administrations during 2011, and is broadly in line with the proportion of pre-packs undertaken in previous years.
YOKOHAMA – Turin Olympic gold medalist Shizuka Arakawa said Sunday she will turn professional to perform in ice shows, leaving the hectic world of international competition behind her in favor of her true calling.Olympic figure skating champion Shizuka Arakawa smiles during the pressconference Sunday at a Yokohama hotel. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 “It will make me happy to skate in ice shows. I want to show people the greatness of skating. This is my dream,” Arakawa said at a news conference held at a Yokohama hotel.The 24-year-old Arakawa said she will not only perform in Japan but also in the United States, where many former Olympic and world champions appear in such ice shows as the Champions on Ice events.“By performing in ice shows, I would like to repay my debt of gratitude to the world of figure skating,” said Arakawa. “I’m glad that I can end my career feeling satisfied. I’m not leaving any regrets as I embark on a new road.”Arakawa became the third Japanese to win the world championship in 2004 and saved Japan from coming home empty-handed with her triumphant gold-winning performance in February at the Turin Games, where she became famous overnight for her trademark Inabauer maneuver.The Miyagi native started figure skating when she was five and was considered a child prodigy by the time she mastered a triple jump in her third year of elementary school.She won her national championship in the 1997-98 season when she finished 13th at the Nagano Games in her Olympic debut.After winning the gold in Turin, she sat out the world championships in Calgary, Alberta, in March citing her hectic schedule after the Turin Games and had also indicated that she planned to miss next season’s Grand Prix series.After winning the world title in 2004, Arakawa had planned to retire from competition but was persuaded by Japanese skating officials and people close to her to continue competing.Arakawa came ninth at the world championship the following year and determined to compete in the Winter Olympics for the first time in eight years as she did not want to end skating on a sour note.“I feel so excited, like an elementary school student starting first grade. I want to become the type of skater that can offer dreams and hopes to those skaters who have to cope with the bad conditions of rinks here in Japan,” Arakawa said.Her achievements as a competitive figure skater also included victories at the University Games and the Winter Asian Games — both in the 2002-03 season — and a runnerup finish in the Grand Prix Final the following winter.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – La Follette Mayor Mike Stanfield wants those who need a place to go this evening that a warming center will be open at 5pm Thursday.The warming center is located at the corner of East Hemlock St. and South 4th St. in East La Follette near the Dewey Hunter Center. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/06/2020-9AM)Share this:FacebookTwitter
Inter Milan signed the Austrian fullback in the summer window, but he hasn’t managed to find space under Antonio Conte, so it was thought an exit would be the best plan.There had been talk of a loan move with a mandatory buying option for the side taking the player, and then just a normal option seemed likelier.Newcastle United pushed the most, yet it was claimed the player would have preferred a move to RB Leipzig, with the German club unable to reach a deal with Inter.Hagmayr has now spoken to FCInterNews, and made it very clear that a stay at Newcastle isn’t the priority for next season.When asked if Lazaro will return to Milan in the summer, the agent said: “The player’s first choice is to go back to Inter. With more time available he wants to demonstrate that he can help the Nerazzurri club to win the Scudetto.”When asked why they chose Newcastle despite interest from elsewhere, Hagmayr said: “Newcastle have been very serious in moving the deal forward and we are happy with how it all went: we are satisfied. Steve Bruce is very happy to have Valentino with him.”The manager may not be so thrilled in the summer, if after helping the 23 year old get back to his best form he then has to quickly say goodbye to him.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoSmart Tech TrendEveryone with Bad Vision Needs Those Revolutionary Adjustable Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥Undo Max Hagmayr spent a week or so of this month flying around Europe trying to get the best deal possible for his client Valentino Lazaro.