first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces New Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority Business Loan Approvals December 07, 2016 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that new state investments through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program will help spur statewide development and create and retain jobs.“We all know that access to capital helps small businesses succeed and creates jobs, which is why the PIDA program is so incredibly important in the commonwealth,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “The funding announced today will not only support critical projects, but will stimulate local economies throughout the state, which in turn contribute to a thriving business community in Pennsylvania.”Over the last month PIDA approved more than $1.3 million in low-interest loans for four projects in Berks, Bradford, and Lancaster counties that will generate more than $3.2 million in private investments.“The PIDA loans approved during the past month represent a wide scope of industrial and agricultural enterprises, ranging from automotive fabrication and maintenance to wood pallet production,” said Sec. Davin. “By providing access to crucial capital, the PIDA program supports the growth and prosperity of Pennsylvania businesses.”In 2016, PIDA has approved $46.8 million in low-interest loans that have resulted in $100.2 million in private investment and supported 1,842 created and retained full-time jobs.The following loans were approved during the last month:Berks CountyThe Greater Berks Development Fund was approved for two loans at the December meeting:A $449,723, 15-year loan at 2.25 percent for the first seven years on behalf of Levan Machine Co., Inc. for the construction of a 8,360-square-foot building that includes three bays for truck work and office and storage space on land that was purchased in April 2015 at 3417 Pricetown Road, Ruscombmanor Township. The company provides custom truck body fabrication and maintenance. The total project cost is estimated to be $899,447 and will retain 22 existing positions.A $100,000, 3-year loan at 3.00 percent on behalf Northeast Custom Pallets, Inc. to assist with working capital needs associated with the acquisition of the Timber Pallet and Lumber Company located at 203 Shoey Road, Mohrsville. The total project cost is estimated to be $480,000 and will retain four existing positions.Bradford CountyThe Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission was awarded a $400,000, 15-year loan at 2.25 percent for the first seven years on behalf of Makin Bacon LLC to construct a 41,082-square-foot barn designed to accommodate 4,800 hogs at 1806-1808 Baily Corners Road, Granville Township. The farm is currently a dairy operation that consists of 57 cows, but this project will allow for diversification with the addition of hogs. Makin Bacon LLC has secured a contract with Country View Family Farms for six years with an automatic six-year renewal period. The total project cost is estimated to be $1,380,000.Lancaster CountyThe EDC Finance Corporation was awarded a $400,000, 15-year loan at 3.00 percent on behalf of Brubaker Run Farms, LLC to acquire a 61.7 acre farm with an existing, operational 40,572-square-foot duck house at 2963 North Colebrook Road, Rapho Township. Brubaker Run Farms, LLC will produce approximately 254,800 ducks annually. The total project cost is estimated to be $1,870,000.PIDA is an independent authority staffed and regulated through the Department of Community and Economic Development. The Authority provides capital for building acquisition, construction and renovation work, machinery and equipment loans along with working capital line of credit loans, primarily for manufacturers, industrial developers, research and development firms, agricultural processors and employers looking to establish national or regional headquarters in Pennsylvania.Qualified applicants are eligible to select either a reset rate of 2.25 percent for the first seven years or a fixed rate of 3.00 percent for real estate financing, 3.00 percent fixed rate for equipment loans, 3.00 percent fixed rate loans for a 12-month period for working capital and accounts receivable lines of credit, and 2.00 percent fixed rate for pollution prevention and energy efficient loans. Rates will be in effect for loan applications received through December 31, 2016.For more information about the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority, and other DCED initiatives, visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgLocalNews National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit on the move by: – April 14, 2011 61 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Ms. Jacinta Bannis. Photo credit: FacebookHead of the Drug Abuse Prevention Unit Jacinta Bannis says the month of April will be a very busy and exciting one. Bannis said the Unit has been engaged in a number of developmental activities to further enhance the life skills of its clients.“One such program is the Prison Drug Education Program which commenced on April 13th and will run till July 13th, 2011.Twenty six inmates have been selected to participate in the three months programme which will focus on life skills, drug education, edutainment, release and reintegration.Officials of the Dominica Prison Services are collaborating with it Unit in this program,” she said.According to Bannis, as a follow up to last year’s workshop with over fifty early childhood educators, on April 15th and 29th twelve preschool teachers will participate in workshops towards the production of a manual with a series of lesson plans for teaching drug education that is age appropriate at the preschool and kindergarten levels.“The lesson plans will be integrated into core subject areas such as Language Arts, Health and Family Life and Social Studies. Drugs are not child’s plays there- fore early intervention will help children to develop into healthy adults,” she said.Meantime Twenty Four students of the Castle Bruce Secondary School successfully completed a Peer Helpers Counselling course which was organised by Ms Leandra Cuffy Drug Abuse Prevention Officer in collaboration with Mrs.Pricilla Bannis, Pastoral Care Coordinator at the school and Mr.Thomas Holmes Counsellor, Ministry of Education.This Cadre of students according to Bannis, will serve as a resource pool to help other students in dealing with challenging issues confronting them. “The programme consisted of a series of six sessions facilitated by other resource persons. A graduation ceremony will be schedule before the end of the month,” she added.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

first_img1853 Its all over. Ghana win by 3 goals to nil. Black Stars top Group B with Mali securing second place after a 1-1 drawn game with DR Congo.1843 Niger win a corner. Quickly taken but well defended and Ghana switch from defence into Attack with Solomon Asante tearing off from his markers. He is brought down heavily.1839 Its still 1-1 in the Mali- DR Congo game. Mali qualifies together with Ghana in the group if the score line remains the same.1835 Gyan out Clottey in for Ghana1833 Rabiu pulls off a great save. He has been on holidays for most part of the second half. He palmed away a goal bound shot.1830 Derek Boateng comes in for Rabiu Mohammed. 1819 Back to the Ghana game and its Gyan again who miss two glorious opportunities. His first was a shot too feeble to beat the Nigerian and the second was a total mis-kick but its Ghana still leading comfortably.1815 Its still 1-1 after 61 minutes in the other group game. Mali will qualify ahead of DR Congo if the results remain the same.1813 The Nigerians lift up their game. They make an incursion on the right, sends in a cross and oo Fatau spills it badly but nobody to connect.1811 Ghana on rampage. Kwadwo Asamoah makes a run on the left and sets up Gyan but a timely clearance denies a Gyan brace.1807 Goal!!!!!! Its John Boye an unlikely source. He connects a rebound after the Nigerian goal keeper spills an Asamoah Gyan header. 1802 The players of the two teams make their way onto the pitch and get ready for the second half. Ghana get the second half underway. No changes to either side. Back from recess 1745+1 Referee whistles for the end of the first half.1743 Nigerian goal keeper pulls a superb save to deny Ghana’s third goal. Great build up on the left from Gyan. He finds Badu who whips it low and hard but the Nigerian’s outstretched left hand palms the ball away for corner. Great piece of goal keeping.1734 The Nigerian breach the Ghana defence on the right with a great run and a superb cross but Kofi Dankwa fails to get a touch to the cross as the ball goes just across the face of goal. 1723 Another Ghana goal and its Christian Atsu with goal of breath taking genius. All credit to Asamoah Gyan who releases Atsu with an inch perfect cross. Atsu controls it on his chest before connecting it for Ghana’s second goal. GOAL!!!!! 1715 Elsewhere in the other Group B game which is being played concurrently, DR Congo and Mali are tied 1-1 after just 15 minutes.1710 The Nigerians react rather quickly. They win a corner which is converted deep and Fatau Dauda spills in the air after a little shove behind. The Nigerian striker whips it in FOR A GOAL but their jubilation is cut shot. Referee judges that as a foul on Fatau Dauda.1707 After just 7 minutes Captain Asamoah Gyan put the Black Stars ahead with a well taken goal. GOAL!!! Live Update Ghana play Niger in the final Group B game in the ongoing Nations Cup tournament.The Stars need just a draw to book a quarter final place but the Nigerians need nothing than a win.Watch the live match belowlast_img read more

first_imgChelsea will look to get their Premier League title push back on track when they take on Hull City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.Ahead of the game, Jose Mourinho has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and gave Chelseafc.com a team news and injury updateUnfortunately, the Blues boss revealed that first choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will miss tomorrow’s game after picking up an injury in training this week.The ‘muscular problem’ isn’t thought to be too serious but Mourinho has every faith in Petr Cech, with the long-serving Chelsea stopper set to keep his place in between the sticks having started during the 3-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in midweek.The only other piece of team news from Mourinho was to confirm that Cesc Fabregas will sit out the Hull game through suspension after picking up his fifth booking of the season during last weeks defeat to Newcastle.Mourinho told the clubs website: ‘Fabregas obviously has been amazing for us and is playing fantastically well but he is suspended tomorrow so we don’t think about him. We trust the other person that will have a chance to play, and Fabregas will be fresh to play against Derby.’‘Courtois had a little problem in training, a little muscular problem and he’s not available for tomorrow. It’s a chance for Petr and a chance for Mark to be on the bench so we’re more than comfortable.‘We have played Petr in three Champions League matches and every Capital One Cup game and he has always had our confidence. He has absolutely nothing to prove to me, to the club, to his team-mates or to the supporters.‘It’s an easy, simple situation for him: go and play, which is what he has done his entire career. It’s very comfortable for me, for the players and for the fans to know our goalkeeper tomorrow is Petr Cech.‘It’s his natural habitat to be in goal and not on the bench. That’s why since the beginning of the season I have kept saying it’s perfect for me to have Petr in the squad.’ Chelsea head into this weekends action sitting six points clear of second-placed Manchester Cityfollowing last weeks disappointment at St James’ Park, so the West Londoners will be hoping to at least maintain that advantage with a win over the Tigers tomorrow.last_img read more