Community Capital of Central Vermont is one of 41 organizations nationwide to receive a Technical Assistance Award from the U.S. Department of Treasurys CDFI Fund. CDFIs Community Development Financial Institutions are specialized organizations that respond to financial gaps in their local markets. Totaling $50,000, this grant will be used over the next two years to improve Community Capitals ability to offer flexible and affordable financing and technical assistance to new and growing businesses that do not yet have access to traditional bank financing. Specific activities include: a tri-county market assessment to identify unmet demand for alternative commercial financing, an internal organizational assessment conducted by CDFI industry leaders, board and staff training, strategic planning, and technology upgrades. Founded in 1995 as the Central Vermont Revolving Loan Fund, Community Capital has lent over $1.4 million in flexible and affordable loans to 58 micro and small businesses that are not yet able to qualify for a traditional bank loan. Almost half of these businesses have in turn benefited from over 1,000 hours of specialized post-loan business counseling, a unique program available only to borrowers of Community Capital. Other funding for Community Capital comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Vermont Community Development Program, and a variety of local bank and other private donations. For more information, please contact Emily Kaminsky at 479-1053, ext. 263. Or, visit our website at www.cvcapital.org(link is external). Community Capital is a partner of the Central Vermont Community Action Council.
Spain’s Iberdrola enters Australian market with 320MW solar-wind hybrid project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:Iberdrola will enter Asia for the first time with plans for a 320MW wind-solar hybrid project in Australia.The Spanish group – already among the world’s largest renewable energy operators with 31GW in place – said it has amassed a 650MW Australian pipeline after “spending several years studying opportunities there.” It wants to have its first projects up and running in as soon as 2021, starting with the wind-PV project in the Spencer Gulf region of South Australia, which will cost about A$500m ($339m) to build.Iberdrola’s existing fleet, dominated by onshore wind and hydropower, but also including offshore wind, and more recently solar, is focused on Europe and the Americas. The group in July said it would beat its renewables installation target for 2022, and CEO Ignacio Galan told investors after its latest results that an investment “virtuous circle” offers room for further growth.Australia has rapidly emerged as one of the world’s most dynamic renewable energy markets thanks to demand for clean power, wide open spaces for large-scale development and some excellent resources for both wind and PV.It is home to a clutch of ground-breaking hybrid, and hybrid storage projects, including a ground-breaking Tesla battery and ambitious plans to pipe power to other parts of Asia via undersea cables.More: Iberdrola in Asia debut with big Australian wind-solar hybrid read more
Clare worried that she was ruining a good thing with Dale by expecting a proposal, but he was on the same page. They said “I love you” to each other and got engaged. The leading lady referred to herself as “Clare Moss,” and Dale promised to put in the work to make their relationship last. They then left the Bachelorette “bubble” to begin their lives outside the show. Harrison asked if Clare felt like the show was “over” for her, and she agreed it was. The host then announced to the men that the scheduled cocktail party and rose ceremony would not take place. Instead, he whisked Dale away for a secret date night with Clare, during which they revealed to each other that they were falling in love. They spent the night together in her room, and Clare was confident heading into the next day.“Dale is the type of man you get when you refuse to settle,” she gushed. While Dale wanted to see where their relationship went, Clare was ready to get engaged, so Harrison shared the ultimatum with Dale and called Neil Lane for a ring.Meanwhile, Clare confirmed to the other men that she found love with Dale and did not want to lead them on any longer. Blake expressed doubts about the validity of their connection, and Kenny urged her to apologize for wasting their time. She did say she was sorry for hurting them but would not apologize for love. She told them goodbye, as several of them wished her the best and offered congratulations.Tayshia Adams as the Bachelorette. ABC/Kwaku Alston- Advertisement – Harrison divulged the following day that the remaining men could choose to leave or stay, but they had to decide by that night. All the suitors — Bennett, Zac, Kenny, Demar, Jordan, Ivan, Joe, Riley, Brendan, Blake, Ben, Chasen, Eazy, Jason, Jay and Ed — stuck around to meet the new Bachelorette: Tayshia Adams.- Advertisement – She arrived, telling Harrison that she thought the moment was meant to be. The episode ended just as she was preparing to walk in and meet her cast.The Bachelorette airs on ABC Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants She finally blew up The Bachelorette! Clare Crawley quit season 16 with Dale Moss by her side, but her suitors did not give up so easily.The Thursday, November 5, episode of the reality series began with Clare pondering how her journey could progress with her serious feelings for Dale. Chris Harrison, sensing her tension, arrived in her hotel room to discuss just that. Clare admitted that she was “head over heels” for Dale, and her interest in him began when she perused his social media during the production shutdown caused by the pandemic. However, she insisted that they did not talk before filming began.Clare Crawley and Dale Moss on ‘The Bachelorette’. ABC/Craig Sjodin- Advertisement – – Advertisement – read more
President Joko “Jokowi” is scheduled to attend the upcoming United States-ASEAN Special Summit, which is expected to be held in Las Vegas in March, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung has confirmed. “The President will attend the US-ASEAN Special Summit in the US at the same time when he will embark on an official state visit to the US,” Pramono said at the Presidential Palace on Friday.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently confirmed that the summit will be held in Las Vegas “on the second weekend of March”, AFP reported, though concerns remain that the coronavirus outbreak could lead to the summit’s cancellation. Pramono said that Jokowi was scheduled to meet with US President Donald Trump for a bilateral meeting after the summit, although he did not provide further details. The US had approached ASEAN countries’ leaders about visits following the cancellation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit – originally scheduled in November last year – in Chile due to domestic protests.Trump, meanwhile, previously skipped the ASEAN Summit and the parallel East Asian Summit in Bangkok last year, sending his national security advisor, Robert O’Brien, to attend the events.Topics : read more
Alexander Schindler, the firm’s management board member responsible for business with institutional clients, said: “Many institutional investors in Germany are evidently rethinking their investing strategy and adapting it to bring it more into line with investment reality.”He said the hunt for returns was causing many investors to climb further up the risk ladder. The survey’s respondents expected that, on average, 60% of institutional investors across Europe would fail to achieve the investment targets they had set themselves over the next three years.In Germany, survey participants expected 64% of investors to miss their investment objectives on average.Although the low-interest-rate environment was given as a reason for their pessimism, this was far from being the only factor respondents cited.Only 16% of all investors surveyed across Europe said low interest rates were the key issue, while in Germany 49% of the investors said this was the case. In the UK, 13% of investors picked the low-interest-rate environment as the biggest hurdle, followed by 10% in the Netherlands and 6% in Scandinavia. Schindler said these findings were unsurprising since German investors’ portfolios were still dominated by interest-bearing investments.“In contrast, many European investors have always had a higher weighting of investments offering greater upside potential, such as equity investments,” he said.Some 65% of those surveyed across Europe said they had noticed a trend among investors towards herd behaviour, which they believed increases the risk of bubbles forming and stock markets crashing. In Germany, the proportion of institutional investors holding this opinion was higher at 74%.Nearly two-thirds, or 63%, of all participants thought the markets would become more volatile, and 47% said they expected it would become much harder to predict the behaviour of other market players. German institutional investors appear far more risk-averse than their counterparts in the UK, the Netherlands and Scandinavia, according to data gathered in a new survey, with 82% of respondents in Germany declaring the avoidance of losses to be their highest priority.By comparison, 75% of institutional investors in Switzerland and 69% in Scandinavia claimed the avoidance of losses as their main priority, and just 62% and 61% of investors in the Netherlands and the UK, respectively, said this was their main goal, according to findings from Union Investment’s latest risk management study.The research surveyed 212 institutional investors in eight European countries about how they preferred to invest.The cautiousness of German investors was less pronounced than last year, however, with their risk aversion having come down by 7 percentage points since the 2015 survey, Union Investment said. read more
Image source: rosmorport.comDredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (July 1-7, 2019). Tuas Next-Generation Port Phase 2 Kicks OffPhase two of the Tuas Next-Generation Port project was officially inaugurated on Friday with the installation of the first caisson for the new terminal. Tema Port Terminal 3 Open for BusinessAfter 35 months of hard work, the Tema Port Terminal 3 is now operational and ready to accommodate its 1st commercial vessels, reports Meridian Port Services Ltd (MPS). Mississippi Dredging Deal for Weeks MarineWeeks Marine, a marine construction and dredging contractor headquartered in Cranford, NJ, has won an $11.5 million contract for Mississippi River maintenance dredging project. Kaliningrad Dredging Tender AnnouncedFSUE Rosmorport has invited bidders to submit their offers for the 2019 Kaliningrad seaport maintenance dredging works. One Killed in Calcasieu AccidentThe U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles is conducting a Marine Casualty Investigation in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement Division to determine the cause of Wednesday’s vessel allision with a dredge pipeline operating on the Calcasieu River Ship Channel near Hackberry, Louisiana. Weipa Dredging Enters Final StageThe Queensland’s Port of Weipa maintenance dredging work has entered the final stage, with 2 million cubic meters of material removed so far, Alan Leslie, Project Manager at North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP), said in his latest announcement. read more
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Chelsea could live to regret allowing Frank Lampard to leave Stamford Bridge after 13 years and a club-record 211 goals, according to Harry Redknapp. “I’m sure he’ll be focused on the World Cup now – he won’t be thinking about much else. “It could be exciting to go to New York, though – a new project over there – but he’ll be successful in whatever he wants to do. “The only person Frank would ask for advice is his dad, but he’ll know, he’s a very shrewd boy. “He’s got his girlfriend as well, and they might fancy New York for a couple of years. “I don’t think Frank will be happy not playing regularly – he’s not used to it and he won’t fancy not playing.” Redknapp, who spent three years at the Seattle Sounders between 1976 and 1979, believes MLS still has some way to go to rival the calibre of stars that made the move some 40 years ago. “I went out to Seattle and it’s a great time, a fantastic experience,” he said. “Thierry Henry’s out there now and Jermain Defoe, but in the 1970s there were much better players out there! “Seriously, though, you had Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cruyff, Gerd Muller, Pele and Carlos Alberto. “Most of that great Dutch team of the 1970s went out there, and even Bobby Moore and George Best at points too. “I think it was far more star-studded then, but it has moved on a level again recently.” Spain striker David Villa, 32, was confirmed as the New York franchise’s first-ever player on Monday. “Absolutely I would keep him at Chelsea,” Redknapp said of Lampard, who joined the west London club from West Ham in 2001. “He’s worth his weight in gold just to be around the place. “I think Roy (Hodgson) feels the same. You need good characters around whether it is England or your football club. “You’ve got (Steven) Gerrard and Lampard with England – proper guys that the youngsters can look up to.” The MLS season does not start until March, so 103-cap England midfielder Lampard could seek a short-term Barclays Premier League loan, with Redknapp’s newly-promoted QPR among the potential suitors. Lampard claimed 11 major trophies during his time at Stamford Bridge, making 648 appearances and becoming the club’s all-time leading goalscorer. Redknapp feels Lampard may have decided to chase a new challenge while he is still just fresh enough to offer a major impact at a new club. “Maybe if he’s going to go, now’s the time,” the former Tottenham boss said. Lampard confirmed on Monday evening that he will quit the Blues this summer, with the 35-year-old widely tipped to join Sheikh Mansour’s new Major League Soccer franchise New York City FC. And QPR boss Redknapp, speaking at a press conference on Monday morning, felt the Blues may rue deciding to let his nephew go. Press Association read more
Gentlemen start your engines…It may not be the end of the season, but NASCAR racing is headed to Homestead-Miami this weekend mid-season.NASCAR will run the Dixie Vodka 400 on Sunday.The Race for the Chase that traditionally concludes the season with a champion at Homestead Motor Speedway is now taking place in the summer.Martin Truex Junior rolls into the race coming off a win at Martinsville.
Shaw was included in the Test squad in Australia but an ankle injury resulted in him heading home. However, India had good back-up in Mayank Agarwal and he responded with fifties in the Melbourne and Sydney Test. In the ODIs, the suspension of Pandya and Rahul also opened the door for Vijay Shankar, who put in a decent performance.‘Know what to do’Dhawan is on his third tour to Australia and New Zealand, having played in 2014, 2015 and now in 2019. The left-hander slammed a fifty after nine innings and despite having a poor show in Australia, Dhawan felt he was in the right space and he did not need to do any kind of adjustments.“I think Australian and New Zealand conditions are quite similar. I feel that I’m an experienced player now. I came here a few years ago. So you know what to do and what not to do (in New Zealand). I know my technique suits all sorts of wickets, so I just back myself. I haven’t worked on any footwork or technique specifically for New Zealand and even if I have, I won’t tell. Once you are experienced, your mind is calm and at ease,” Dhawan said.The second ODI will take place in Mount Maunganui at the Bay Oval and India will be aiming to extend their advantage. highlights India last won a series in New Zealand in 2009.Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw helped India win U-19 World Cup in 2018.India defeated New Zealand by eight wickets in Napier ODI. New Delhi: Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill made their mark on the international stage when they guided the India U-19 side to the World Cup title in New Zealand in 2018. Gill was the leading run-getter for India while Shaw led from the front with his batting and leadership. The Mumbai lad was handed a debut in the series against West Indies and he responded with a century on debut in Rajkot. Shubman, on the other hand, impressed in the IPL and also scored heavily for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy. Hardik Pandya’s suspension meant Shubman was included in the side for the series against New Zealand.Shikhar Dhawan, who went past 5000 runs in the Napier ODI against New Zealand, said the fast-tracking of Shubman and Shaw in the Indian cricket team displayed the bench strength of the current side. “I think the youngsters are maturing really quickly in Indian cricket and that creates a lot of competition in the team, everyone has to be on their toes. Someone like a Prithvi Shaw, the way he came into the Test team and scored a century and 70 runs against the West Indies, it shows that our bench strength is also very good. So even among the 15 (squad members), we have very high competition,” Dhawan said in the pre-match press conference. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. read more