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Infrastructure, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for six businesses in five counties. The loans will enable the purchase, construction, and renovation of facilities and equipment. The funding will help create and retain 184 jobs across the commonwealth.“Pennsylvania has a strong, diverse network of businesses in critical sectors that drive our economy, like agri-processing and manufacturing, and the companies we’re investing in today represent the future of business in the commonwealth,” Governor Wolf said. “As we continue to make targeted, strategic investments in growing businesses, we are helping to ensure that our state’s workers, job creators, and local economies thrive.”The following loans were approved:Berks CountyPlum Creek Farm, LLC, an agri-processor, was approved for a $1 million, 15-year real estate loan at a 2 percent reset rate through the Greater Berks Development Fund for the construction of a new 12,000 sq. ft. building, providing expanded space for the production of ice cream, smoked meats and other prepared foods as well as an expanded market area for the sale of their goods and other local produce. The project will also allow the company to operate six days a week, year-round. The company is expected to create 20 full-time jobs within three years.Centre CountyAdvanced Powder Products, Inc., a metal injection molding manufacturer, was approved for a $1,863,795, 15-year real estate loan at a 2 percent reset rate through the Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership. The loan will enable the company to construct a new 27,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility. The company is expected to retain 65 and create 15 full-time jobs within three years.Chester CountyGood Crop, Inc., an agri-processor and fruit juice manufacturer, was approved for a $800,000, 10-year machinery and equipment loan at a 3 percent rate through Chester County Economic Development Council. The loan will enable the company to purchase machinery and equipment to for the production and packaging of fruit juices at the company’s leased manufacturing space. Through this project, the company is expected to retain 12 and create 10 full-time jobs within three years.A Greener Tomorrow, Inc., a recycling company, was approved for a $400,000, 10-year real estate loan at a 2 percent reset rate through the Chester County Economic Development Council. Through the loan, the company will be able to acquire the real estate, including two warehouses totaling 8,160 sq. ft. and conduct environmental remediation of the project site. The company is expected to create eight full-time jobs within three years.Lancaster CountyGood Burrito Co., a fast-casual Tex-Mex restaurant, was approved for a $200,000, 15-year real estate loan at a 2 percent reset rate through EDC Finance Corporation to purchase its currently leased restaurant space, which includes four rental properties. This will enable the restaurant to realize rent savings while generating rental income. The company is expected to retain four full-time jobs through this project.Westmoreland CountyProduct Evaluation Systems, Inc., an industrial testing company, was approved for a $1,055,546, 15-year real estate loan at a 2 percent reset rate through the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland. The loan will enable the company to construct a 12,150 sq. ft. pre-engineered steel building with a connecting corridor to their existing facility, which will house their machine shop and specialized mechanical testing equipment, and provide needed office space. The company is expected to retain 42 and create eight full-time jobs within three years.So far in 2019, PIDA has approved $26,890,536 in low-interest loans that have resulted in $46,895,789 in private investment and supported 962 created and retained full-time jobs. This month’s meeting included the approval of six projects totaling more than $6 million in five counties.PIDA provides low-interest loans and lines of credit to Pennsylvania businesses that commit to creating and retaining full-time jobs within the commonwealth, as well as for the development of industrial parks and multi-tenant facilities. Loan applications are packaged and underwritten by a network of certified economic development organizations (CEDOs) that partner with PIDA. PIDA is currently offering interest rates between two and three percent for applications received by October 1, 2019.For more information about the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and other DCED initiatives, visit dced.pa.gov. September 04, 2019 New Capital Funding Supports Job Creation, Business Expansion in Five PA Counties SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Debt free sign on old green doors.WHEN it comes to living mortgage and rent free, Cungulla residents have most of us beat.The popular seaside suburb has the highest rate of fully owned properties in Townsville, according to new figures from RP Data released this week.Almost 51 per cent of properties in the suburb are owned outright, with a further 31.6 per cent being purchased and 17.5 rented.Elders listing agent Leah James said the suburb was popular among older buyers. “There are quite a few owner occupiers out there who would have bought their houses cheap quite a few years ago and now paid it off,” she said.“However, for a seaside suburb, properties are very affordable which many buyers paying cash, either to live there or to use as weekenders.“I recently sold 42 John Dory St for a bargain $174,000. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“The buyer sold his house down south and bought this one in cash.“35 John Dory Str, which I sold for $285,000, also went to an out-of-town buyer from Ayr who has a couple of kids in Townsville.” Top 10 suburbs with largest number of fully owned homesOther Townsville suburbs with a high rate of fully owned homes included Rollingstone (49.1 per cent), Bohle (47.9 per cent), Oak Valley (46.3 per cent) and Nome (46.2 per cent).Century 21 sales agent Mario Torrisi said he was not surprised by the result, with many of Townsville’s outskirts suburbs home to long-term occupants.“You will find that many of the houses in those suburbs, when they come to the market, have been occupied by the same family for many years,” he said.“One of my properties at 16 Yarran Court, Nome, for example, is owned by a lady who has lived there for 24 years. “People who buy out there do so with the intention to settle down, raise a family or retire, as they like the lifestyle these suburbs offer.”
Image courtesy of OMVAustria’s OMV signed a basic sale agreement with Russia’s Gazprom to purchase interest in the Achimov IV and V phase development in the Urengoy gas and condensate field. According to OMV’s statement, the stake would be 24.98 percent with the price left to be negotiated.With the new agreement, Gazprom has given up on swapping assets with OMV that would have given it 38.5 percent interest in OMV (NORGE).The agreement signed in December 2016 raised a few questions in Norway, Platts reports, with the government voicing its concerns over Gazprom’s involvement in exploration off Norway. It was seen as a risk to Europe’s energy security given Gazprom’s already dominant role in the market.OMV added that the execution and implementation of the potential transaction depends on agreeing on the final transaction documents.The signing of the final transaction documents is expected at the beginning of the year 2019.
The British Ports Association and Dutch Port of Rotterdam have launched a joint smart ports paper as they aim to explore opportunities offered by port digitalization.In the paper, the two sides outlined steps necessary to create more efficient processes in and between ports.What is more, the paper noted that not all traditional ports would be able to survive this digital disruption.“Just as with retail, the travel sector and the world of banking and insurance, digital platforms are set to dominate the supply chain in the logistics sector as well,” it was said.“For ports, the challenge is to determine their digital strategy so they can preserve and strengthen their competitive position in relation to more digital ports and other transport resources.”Both sides stressed that the development of a global network of connected ports around the world is the key element in the digital transition.The paper also introduced a “digital maturity model” showing how ports can gradually develop into smart ports. The model outlines four maturity levels in the step by step process to become a digital port.As explained, the first step is the digitization of individual parties in the port, followed by the integration of systems in a port community. The third phase would integrate the logistics chain with the hinterland before ports are connected in the global logistics chain in the final step.“This paper sets out some of the benefits of smart operations and how ports can benefit. Ports of all sizes face similar challenges in adapting to new technologies and developments in the industries we serve,” Richard Ballantyne, BPA Chief Executive, commented.“Smart port operations will give ports the edge in becoming greener and ultimately, more efficient in serving the wide range of industries we support.”The full report can be downloaded here.
Share LocalNews Defense presents evidence in dual citizenship trial by: – September 14, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share 22 Views no discussions Share Tweet Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan outside the CourtThe defense team representing Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Minister of Education Honourable Petter St. Jean in the dual citizenship trial has begun presenting their evidence before Justice Gertel Thom.The Petitioners are alleging that both Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit and Honourable Petter St. Jean were holders of French citizenship at the time of their nomination as candidates for election in December of 2009 and were therefore not duly elected.Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan called Phillip Guiste who is a taxi driver, farmer and community activist of Boetica as his first witness, tendered his witness statement as evidence in chief and turned him over for cross examination.Senior Counsel Mendes asked the witness whether he knew Joan Hillaire Guiste and Lawrence Degallerie; both of whom were later called on the witness stand for the Defense, and he affirmed that he knew them.Mr Guiste testified that he was awarded a contract with the government between 2000/2001 to clean the drains in the village and is also a mail carrier who is responsible for transporting mails from Grand Fond to Boetica three times per week at a rate of $150.00 per day.The witness further told the Court that he both knew and interacted with and Mr Green as they were members of the South East Tourism Development Committee of Laplaine; Mr Green as the immediate past president and himself as the signatory on the account. The second witness who testified is the newly elected Chairperson of the Delices Village Council, Mrs. Joan Hillaire-Guiste. Her evidence was that she is a supporter of the Dominica Labour Party, a friend of Mr St. Jean since 2000 and spoke on his platform during the 2009 general election campaign.The third witness for the defense, Mr Lawrence Degallerie the pastor of the La Plaine Pentecostal Church (Faith, Holiness & Deliverance Tabernacle) which Mr St. Jean is member a of.It was Mr Degallerie’s evidence that he has known Mr St. Jean for at least twenty years and that they are very close friends. He further informed the Court that he knew of Mr. St. Jean’s French citizenship because he knew his mother who is his friend and associate.Mr Degallerie further testified that he never asked Mr St. Jean whether he had French citizenship and was not aware that he had written to the French Ambassador asking to renounce his citizenship.The fifth witness Mr Theodore Remy; a bus driver of Thibaud who is employed with the Ross University School of Medicine, testified that he was also aware that the Prime Minister held French citizenship and heard rumors to that effect but did not take it seriously because he knew that he had obtained it through his parents.He also heard on the streets that Mr James raised questions about Mr. Skerrit’s citizenship but he agreed with the Prime Minister’s radio statement that Mr James was ‘talking nonsense and foolishness and was not to be taken seriously.’Mr Remy was also unaware that Mr Skerrit had written to the French Ambasador requesting that his citizenship be renounced before December 1st, 2009, but had also heard the press release issued by the Electoral Commission twice on two radio stations on the 17th of December, 2009.The last witness Cris Walter; a Civil Works Director who is the Managing Director of his own company, former Building Officer with the Ministry of Housing and campaign manager for the Prime Minister during the last general election in 2009, testified that he heard a rumor on the 30th of December, 2009 that ‘they were coming to Vieille Case to block Skerrit from being nominated.’He further testified that he immediately reported the rumor to the Prime Minister and that he informed him that he had taken care of it already. He also told the Court that on the 17th of December, 2009 the Prime Minister gave him 3000 copies of a letter which he signed to distribute within the Constituency and that he was very surprised after reading it and asked him, ‘what is that about?’ Mr Walter further told the Court that he was not concerned about Mr Skerrit’s nomination after hearing comments from the United Workers Party because when he brought it to Mr Skerrit’s attention he told him that he had taken care of it.Only one witness requested permission from the Court to make alterations to his witness statement and there was major discrepancy between the evidence of Mr Phillip Guiste and Davis Thomas.Two witnesses for the Petitioners; Frederick Sylvain and Desmond Thomas, testified at the beginning of this morning’s session.However, Senior Counsel Mendes informed the Court that there is every indication that Mr Felix Prosper will be on island by Friday morning and will be available to testify by 11:30am on the said day.Court has been adjourned until 9:30 tomorrow morning.Dominica Vibes News
Loading… Arsenal legend Paul Merson believed it will hard for Manchester United to let Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo return to Shanghai Shenhua after his impressive form.Advertisement Merson was speaking with popular sport channel Skysports and explained that the Nigeria forward merited a permanent deal.Ighalo has hit the ground running since joining his the club he supported and has notched four goals in his last three starts for the club. Read Also: Barcelona facing €100M loss amid Covid 19 outbreakMerson insists the former Watford has put himself in a good position to land a permanent deal after his loan spell, however the Premier league legend believed Ighalo could find it difficult to sustain his level.“You’ve only got to look at his time at Watford. He looked a world-beater but then next minute he couldn’t score a goal for toffee. But if you are going on the form he’s showed since coming to the club in January it’s going to be hard to get rid of him.“Merson saidFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo12 Countries Whose Technological Progress Amazes6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top
LEADING THE WAY: The Hawks are led by Brown and Lorenzo Edwards. Brown has averaged 9.7 points and 4.3 rebounds while Edwards has put up 7.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. The Patriots have been led by Greene and AJ Wilson. Greene has averaged 13.8 points and 5.5 rebounds while Wilson has put up 11.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game.CLUTCH CAMERON: Brown has connected on 31.3 percent of the 131 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 5 for 20 over his last three games. He’s also converted 58.1 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Saint Joseph’s is 0-18 when scoring fewer than 71 points and 5-3 when scoring at least 71.COLD SPELL: Saint Joseph’s has lost its last four road games, scoring 66.5 points, while allowing 83 per game.DID YOU KNOW: George Mason is ranked second among A10 teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 33.1 percent. The Patriots have averaged 12 offensive boards per game.___ February 20, 2020 Associated Press Brown, St. Joe’s visit George Mason Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSaint Joseph’s (5-21, 1-12) vs. George Mason (14-12, 3-10)EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Virginia; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Cameron Brown and Saint Joseph’s will battle Javon Greene and George Mason. The freshman Brown is averaging 10.4 points over the last five games. Greene, a junior, has scored 20 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 12.2 over his last five games. For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
ZIMBABWE 1st innings 356 (C. Ervine 160; R. Herath 5-116)Sri Lanka 1st innings (Overnight: 293-7)Dimuth Karunaratne c H. Masakadza b Tiripano 25Upul Tharanga run out (Tiripano) 71Kusal Mendis c Chakabva b Cremer 11Dinesh Chandimal c Chakabva b Cremer 55Angelo Mathews c H. Masakadza b Williams 41Niroshan Dickwella b Cremer 6Dilruwan Perera run out (Musakanda, M. Waller) 33Asela Gunaratne b Cremer 45Rangana Herath st Chakabva b Williams 22Suranga Lakmal c&b Cremer 14Lahiru Kumara not out 1Extras (b-8 lb-10 nb-3 w-1) 22Total (all out, 102.3 overs) 346Fall of wickets: 1-84 D. Karunaratne,2-107 K. Mendis,3-116 U. Tharanga,4-212 D. Chandimal,5-226 N. Dickwella,6-238 A. Mathews,7-274 D. Perera,8-322 R. Herath,9-343 S. Lakmal,10-346 A. GunaratneBowling: C. Mpofu 11 – 2 – 41 – 0(w-1), D. Tiripano 10 – 1 – 38 – 1S. Raza 18 – 2 – 60 – 0, G. Cremer 39.3 – 4 – 125 – 5(nb-1)M. Waller 1 – 0 – 2 – 0, S. Williams 23 – 3 – 62 – 2(nb-2)ZIMBABWE 2nd inningsH. Masakadza lbw b Herath 7R. Chakabva b Herath 6T. Musakanda c Karunaratne b Herath 0C. Ervine c Karunaratne b D. Perera 5S. Williams b Herath 22S. Raza not out 97P. Moor c sub b Kumara 40M. Waller not out 57Extras (b-4 lb-7 nb-1 w-6) 18Total (for 6 wickets, 68 overs) 252Fall of wickets: 1-14 R. Chakabva,2-16 T. Musakanda,3-17 H. Masakadza,4-23 C. Ervine,5-59 S. Williams,6-145 P. MoorTo bat: G. Cremer, C. Mpofu, D. TiripanoBowling: Suranga Lakmal 9 – 0 – 28 – 0, Rangana Herath 23 – 2 – 85 – 4, Dilruwan Perera 21 – 1 – 69 – 1, Lahiru Kumara 11 – 3 – 43 – 1(nb-1 w-2)Kusal Mendis 4 – 0 – 16 – 0. COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sikandar Raza closed in on his maiden hundred and put Zimbabwe in sight of a first test victory against Sri Lanka on the third day of their only match at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday.The touring side, who also won their maiden one-day international series against Sri Lanka which finished last week, reached 252-6 in their second innings at the close of play for an overall lead of 262 runs.The 31-year-old Raza was unbeaten on 97 for his highest test score and has added 107 for the unbroken seventh wicket with Malcolm Waller, who remained 57 not out.Sri Lankan spin spearhead Rangana Herath (4-85) had helped the hosts to reduce Zimbabwe to 59-5 at one stage but Raza and Peter Moor, who made 40, launched a fightback with a stand of 86 for the sixth wicket.Earlier, Zimbabwe captain and leg-spinner Graeme Cremer (5-125) took his maiden five-wicket haul to help his side to restrict Sri Lanka to 346 after the hosts had resumed on 293-7.Sri Lanka have been hampered by a left hamstring injury to all-rounder Asela Gunaratne, who has been told he needs a recovery period of up to 10 days and will not bowl or field in the remainder of the ongoing Test.
All the Nigerian players who played their first matches of the main draws of the second leg (Futures 5) in the ongoing 17th Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship failed to live up to expectations as they could not survive the superior power of their better experienced foreign counterparts on Monday.Hugo Largo of Spain defeated Nigeriaâ€™s Christopher Andrew Itodo in straight set of 6-1 6-1. Ivorian Joel Meda also defeated another Nigerian Emmanuel Idoko in 6-2 1-6 7-5 game. Chandril Sood of India got the best out of Michael Oluwatosin Osewa in straight set of 6-0,6-2 all in the men’s singles.It was the same poor story in the women’s singles as the home girls suffered the same fate as their men. Angel MCleod who came from injury to play in the main draws courtesy of the wild card given to her was stopped by former champion, Tadeja Majeric from Slovakia in straight set of 6-0,6-1. Canada-based Nigerian Nifemi Akinbiyi was stopped in 6-1,6-1 game by Mexican Ana Sofia Sanchez. Meanwhile, Egyptian Karim-Mohamed Maamoun who was sent packing in the first round of the first leg last week was so serious with his game this time around as he moved on to the second round of the second leg after a resounding straight set 6-4,6-4 win over one of the Sabanov’s brothers, Matej. Turkish Ilkel Cem beat Johan Sebastien Tatlot of France 6-3,6-3. Indian Jayesh Pungliya defeated Tunisian Moez Echargui in 6-7,6-3,5-2 retired match.More first round matches will be decided today at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram