SBA to open recovery center for Hurricane Irene survivors in Brattleboro

first_imgThe US Small Business Administration announced today that a recovery center will open at the Brattleboro Development Credit Center inBrattleboro on Tuesday, October 11 at 8 a.m. to assist individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Irene.”Due to the amount of physical and economic losses caused by Hurricane Irene in Vermont, we want to make it more convenient for victims to get assistance by opening a SBA recovery center.  Survivors can meet individually with SBA representatives and find out how a low-interest disaster loan can help them recover,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.  The Center is located in the following community and open as indicated:Windham CountyBrattleboro Development Credit Corporation76 Cotton Mill Hill, 2nd FloorBrattleboro, VT 05301Opens: Tuesday, October 11, 2011Hours: 8 a.m. ‘ 5 p.m., Monday through Friday,until further notice. Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate.   Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.Businesses and non-profit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.The SBA may increase a loan up to 20 percent of the total amount of disaster damage to real estate and/or leasehold improvements, as verified by SBA, to make improvements that lessen the risk of property damage by future disasters of the same kind.For small businesses, and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.  EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.Interest rates are as low as 2.5 percent for homeowners and renters, 3 percent for non-profit organizations and 4 percent for businesses with terms up to 30 years.  Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.Individuals and businesses unable to visit one of the Centers may obtain information on loan applications 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 also be downloaded from the SBA website at is external) . Completed applications should be returned to one of the Centers or 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).The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is October 31, 2011.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 1, 2012.  For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit is external).SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —last_img read more

Time for curtain call

first_imgSometimes, it’s just the right move to say goodbye. Willie Mays never should have suited up for the New York Mets. Joe Namath never should have made the cross country trek to become a Los Angeles Ram (speaking of saying goodbye, I guess it’s fitting to mention football in L.A.). But, in all seriousness, goodbyes are a necessary occurrence in life. And, I bet no one could see this segue coming from a mile away, this is my chance to say goodbye in my final column as sports editor at The Badger Herald.In the spirit of avoiding to create too much of a sentimental pang in all of your hearts, I’ll sum up any of the sappy stuff quickly. It has been a good ride, from the road trips and the bright lights of Camp Randall to the late nights and the sunny afternoons at McClimon Soccer Complex. Without any doubt, it’s left a huge imprint on me — and for that I have to quickly thank the man who gave me a start and has helped me at every step along the way, my brother Joe.But, to keep the cheesiness at a minimum, here is a small sampling of some of the things I will never forget from a year covering a spectrum of Wisconsin athletics.-Covering the 2005 UW football season: Traveling to Penn State to see Beaver Stadium packed to the brim was amazing enough. Ditto for witnessing Jonathan Casillas’ punt block in the Metrodome. But being on the field when John Stocco scampered into the end zone to beat Michigan and for Barry Alvarez’s farewell address against Iowa was absolutely unreal. Just seeing a team that entered the college football season as a wildcard turn into a contender for the conference title was interesting enough … but to take in some of the greatest finishes and moments in the history of the program all in one year was even more unexpected heading into the year.-Watching Aaron Hohlbein win header after header after header … Yeah, you get the idea. Hohlbein, a junior on the UW men’s soccer team, is simply one of the premier defenders in the Big Ten, let alone the nation. Too bad you could probably count the number of students who have seen him play on a single hand. The most obvious bit of talent that makes Hohlbein so good is his ability in the air; ironically, I can probably count the number of headers I’ve seen him lose on that same hand. Nick Van Sicklen became the first UW player to earn a spot in Major League Soccer under Badger head coach Jeff Rohrman; he won’t be the last though — Hohlbein’s got all the talent and smarts to play at the next level. Maybe seeing a future pro would be a good move next fall, eh students?-Talking to Adam Burish: If there ever was such thing as a walking quote, it’s Burish. And they’re not ridiculous, Chad Johnson-esque quotes; Burish tells it like it is, and he tells it in ways that look really good in print. He might not be the most skilled player, but he’ll work hard on the ice and in the media room. And in my book, that’s a pretty solid skill to have. He’s an ideal captain for the UW hockey team and an ideal interview.-Tim Krumrie is fighting people? Last, but certainly not least, this is one of the most vivid images from the Wisconsin football team’s 2005 Pro Day. Krumrie, a former Badger defensive tackle and current Buffalo Bills defensive line coach, attended the workout day to get a good look at UW’s bumper crop of linemen, a group that of course included first round pick Erasmus James. But Krumrie got more than just a good look … he proceeded to engage in a stand-up wrestling type exercise with James and the rest of the Badger linemen — a drill that resembled some sort of bizarre mix of shoot fighting and bear combat. But here’s the best part — he did it all while rocking tight denim jeans and brown cowboy boots. Absolutely splendid; I can still remember trying to explain the occurrence to the rest of the sports staff. And if that wasn’t the perfect memory to end with, I don’t know what is. Thanks for reading.last_img read more

See superb goal by Thomas Partey that almost helped Atletico Madrid beat Valencia [VIDEO]

first_imgMidfielder Thomas Partey was on target as Atletico Madrid were held to a 2-2 draw at Valencia on Friday night.Partey was hugely impressive and found the net with a thumping finish but Atletico were left to rue yet another couple of points dropped as they bid to secure a Champions League spot.Marcos Llorente had put Atleti ahead in the 15th minute with a close-range finish but Valencia found an equaliser with five minutes to go in the half, as Gabriel Paulista headed home.Partey then took charge, bossing the midfield as Atletico exerted some pressure on the hosts.He then lit up the Mestalla, picking the ball up in midfield in the 43rd minute, driving forward past a couple of challenges before thumping home a 20-yard effort.It flew past the goalkeeper, who stretched out his hand despairingly to try and save it.The lead was cancelled out by Geoffrey Kondogbia’s second-half strike.The goal was Partey’s second in La Liga and third overall this season, having scored in the Champions League as well.Take a look at Partey’s well-placed strike below:⚽️: Thomas Partey – 43’#Valencia 1×2 #AtleticoMadrid #LaLiga— gols e futebol (@golsefutebol) February 14, 2020last_img read more

Contractor moves in as sod turned for clubhouse at Donegal GAA Training Centre

first_imgDevelopment on the building of a new clubhouse at the Donegal GAA Training Centre in Convoy began today, when the sod was turned on the project.This morning, contractors McDermott & Trearty moved on site to begin construction of the facility, which is expected to be completed by the autumn of 2019.GAA President John Horan was in attendance for today’s sod turning. The Dublin native, alongside Donegal’s two All-Ireland winning captains, Anthony Molloy and Michael Murphy, did the spadework. “It is a special occasion for Donegal,” Mr Horan said.“It is great to see it get to this stage of the development. There has been a lot of careful planning until now and you obviously were quite prudent in the phases. It was a clever approach as you didn’t get bogged down by large interest payments. It is positive and healthy to see the support from the clubs.”The new two-storey development will comprise seven dressing rooms, a multi-purpose hall, a gym, meeting rooms, administration area and a catering facility. The new building will also incorporate a spectator standing overlooking one of the pitches at the centre – at a cost of €2.17 million.Donegal GAA have received funding of €575,000 from Croke Park, as well as Sports Capital Programme funding of €300,000. With Donegal GAA contributing €300,000 of their own funds, it left a shortfall of almost €1million – a sum that will be footed by the 40 clubs of the county. “We have to recognise the great work and support of the clubs,” Donegal GAA Chairman Mick McGrath said.“We have borrowed just over €1million and the clubs are repaying that loan. They made a similar commitment and contribution ten years ago for the purchase of the site and took a great strain at the time.“We started off with a marshy field and now we have four active pitches. We still have to decide on a surface for the fifth pitch we will develop.“This is a very special day for Donegal GAA.”Mick McGrath, Michael Murphy, John Horan and Anthony Molloy turn the sod.Donegal GAA purchased 26 acres in Convoy in 2008 and secured planning permission in 2010. Pitches 1 and 2 were developed, with pitches 3 and 4 added for 2016. Those phases of the project cost a cool €2.5million.“The increase in usage means that it has outgrown the temporary facilities here and we have had to move beyond it,” Donegal’s Development Officer, David McLoone, said.“We are delighted to start this project. Many thought that this day wouldn’t be sen. We reflect on the huge effort of all of our players, the commitment and the time they give for our joy and pride, it is so important that we develop a Training Centre.”Murphy along with senior manager Declan Bonner, selector Paul McGonigle and a host of current and former County Board officials were in attendance. Tributes were paid by McGrath to the Trustees – Aodh Mairtín Ó Fearraigh, Michael McMenamin and PJ McGowan – and to the various County Councillors who were present.Donagh Kelly from the KN Group, Donegal GAA’s main sponsor, plus representatives from the Abbey Hotel and O’Neill’s were among an attendance that also included Ulster Council President Michael Hasson.Donegal GAA also officially launched their Buy A Brick campaign. For €100, patrons can sponsor a brick and have there name go up on a digital wall inside the new building.Contractor moves in as sod turned for clubhouse at Donegal GAA Training Centre was last modified: August 7th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Anthony MolloyconvoyDavid McLooneDeclan BonnerDonegal GAADonegal GAA Training CentreJohn HoranMichael MurphyMick McGrathlast_img read more