Northern Vermont gets $400,000 in CARES Act grant

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $400,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Northern Vermont Economic Development District, St. Albans to update economic development plans and fortify programs to assist communities in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.“As Vermont safely and responsibly reopens, treasured local establishments are learning how to survive the coronavirus pandemic and serve their neighbors for years to come,” said Congressman Peter Welch. “The CARES Act was designed by Congress to provide immediate relief and much needed investment in our communities struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. I am pleased that this money will allow the Northwest Vermont Economic Development District continue its great work helping local businesses succeed, even during this unprecedented health crisis. We are all in this together.”“The Trump Administration is eager to allocate these essential CARES Act funds and deliver on our promise to help American communities recover from the impact of COVID-19,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “I am proud of the perseverance and strength shown by our communities coast to coast throughout this pandemic, and these funds will help provide Northwest Vermont with the necessary resources to make a swift and lasting economic comeback.”  “This investment comes at a crucial time to help Vermont’s and our nation’s economy come roaring back and provide hard-working Americans with new opportunities,” said Dana Gartzke, Performing the Delegated Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. “We are pleased to make this investment in the Northern Vermont Economic Development District to help the region respond to the coronavirus pandemic by helping Regional Planning Commissions and Regional Development Corporations provide technical assistance to communities, businesses and organizations to spur the completion of projects that will support a sustained economic recovery.”Northern Vermont Economic Development District, an EDA-designated Economic Development District (EDD), is one of the more than 850 existing, high-performing EDA EDD, University Center, Tribal, and Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) grant recipients invited to apply for supplemental funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.The CARES Act, signed into law(link is external) by President Donald J. Trump, provides EDA with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.On May 7, Secretary Ross announced(link is external) that EDA is accepting applications for CARES Act Recovery Assistance funding opportunities.EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance, which is being administered under the authority of the bureau’s flexible Economic Adjustment Assistance(link is external) (EAA) (PDF(link is external)) program, provides a wide-range of financial assistance to communities and regions as they respond to and recover from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. For complete information, please visit our recently updated EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance page(link is external).About the U.S. Economic Development Administration (www.eda.gov(link is external))The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation’s regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.Source: WASHINGTON – The US Department of Commercelast_img read more

Japan to Moscow intermodal service tested

first_imgINTERNATIONAL: A 40 ft container equipped with temperature, moisture and vibration sensors has been transported by sea and rail from Kobe to Moscow in 14 days as part of a trial of enhanced freight services which is being undertaken by Russian Railways and Japan’s Ministry of Transport,‘The use of temperature, moisture and vibration level sensors is an important innovation, taking into consideration the fact that Japanese companies deliver mostly high value-added goods’, said RZD Logistics CEO Viacheslav Valentik.On August 17 the container left the Port of Kobe for Vostochny in Russia’s Far East. It was then transported westwards along the Trans-Siberian railway as part of a TransContainer service running to a fast schedule under the ‘Trans-Siberian in seven days’ project. Customs procedures were carried out at the Vorsino freight terminal near Moscow, where the container was transferred to road for the final leg to the customer’s warehouse at Khimki. A second trial shipment began on August 29, with a 20 ft container being sent from Yokohama via Vladivostok to Silikatnaya near Moscow.last_img read more

west indies vs england highlights: West Indies beat England in first…

first_imgHighlight:West Indies captain Jason Holder with outstanding performanceBen Stokes suffered a setback in the first Test as captainThere are three matches in the seriesSouthampton: West Indies won the first match against England in the resumption of international cricket during the Kovid Crisis. Jason Holder and team won by four wickets in a Test in Southampton. They took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Jermaine Blackwood’s batting prowess helped the West Indies to victory on the final day of the first Test. West Indies set a target of 200 runs on day five of the Test. Joffre Archer, who took two wickets, put the West Indies at 27 for three. But Blackwood, who held the team close to victory, was bowled out for 95, five runs short of a well-deserved century.Also Read: Azhar, UV, Dravid … Who is India’s top scorer at number four? The figures are as follows!England were bowled out for 313 in the second innings. Jason Holder, who took 6 wickets in the first innings, gave West Indies the lead from the start. Man of the match is Shannon Gabriel. In the absence of Joe Root, England lost to Ben Stokes in the first match.Also Read: Gambhir says Dhoni is a good captain with luck; Fans say this misinformation cannot be stopped !!The West Indies have never won a Test series in England in the last 32 years. The victory in the first Test also gave the Windies the upper hand in the series.last_img read more

Nets’ Kyrie Irving suffers facial fracture after getting elbowed

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Huge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six in China Whiff! MLB sets strikeout record for 12th straight season FILE – Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics adjusts his face mask during the second half against the Phoenix Suns at TD Garden on December 2, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Kyrie Irving is hurt before his Nets career even begins.Irving sustained a left side facial fracture after being elbowed during a pickup game, and the Nets said Wednesday the All-Star point guard is listed as day to day.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna MOST READ LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown LATEST STORIES No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Irving was hurt Tuesday in one of the final workouts before the team opens training camp. The injury came less than an hour before general manager Sean Marks and coach Kenny Atkinson were scheduled to address the media, and Atkinson instead skipped the press conference to accompany Irving for evaluation.Brooklyn opens training camp on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Irving was signed in July after two seasons in Boston. He has had to wear a mask previously during games to protect a facial fracture, including early in the 2017-18 season after he was elbowed by former teammate Aron Baynes. ‘People evacuated on their own’ Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’last_img read more