Statewide — Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) today announced that an additional 42 rural Hoosier communities will receive more than $10.09 million in federal grant funding through the COVID-19 Response Program.On April 30, Lieutenant Governor Crouch announced 61 COVID-19 Response Phase 1 recipients, who received more than $10.7 million in funding. To continue addressing the economic impact caused by COVID-19 on rural Hoosier businesses, OCRA launched a second phase of the COVID-19 Response Program.Eligible applicants for this program could apply for up to $250,000 and include non-entitlement local units of government. The two eligible economic recovery activities included grants or loans to businesses to retain Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) jobs. Funding for the COVID-19 Response Phase 2 funding is derived from Indiana’s CARES Act allocation.Southeastern Indiana communities receiving a grant this cycle include:Grants to businesses to retain jobs – The City of Madison is awarded $250,000 to provide $5,000 to $10,000 grants to qualified businesses supporting LMI employees.The City of Shelbyville is awarded $250,000 to provide $10,000 grants to small businesses with fewer than 100 employees located within the City limits.Jennings County is awarded $250,000 to provide $5,000 to $10,000 grants to eligible for-profit businesses to assist with LMI job retention through employee salaries, rent/mortgage payments, health/ safety materials, or innovative technology services to accommodate remote work or a change in operations.Ripley County is awarded $250,000 to create the Small Business COVID Response Grant which will provide $10,000 to eligible businesses with less than 100 employees.Loans to businesses to retain jobs –Dearborn County is awarded $250,000 to create a revolving loan fund focused on small to medium-sized businesses that have seen a negative impact due to COVID-19.Fayette County is awarded $250,000 to assist small businesses, within Fayette County, by providing loans to fund working capital and to help pay for remote work technology.Switzerland County is awarded $250,000 to establish a Small Business Loan Program. The funds will provide working capital to local small businesses suffering significant losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School will be holding an informational meeting regarding the upcoming fall sports season at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 in the school auditorium.Athletes wishing to participate in football, soccer, cross-country, golf, volleyball or fall competition cheer must attend the meeting along with a parent or guardian. The meeting will cover the school and Maine Principals’ Association guidelines and procedures. Preseason schedules will also be handed out.In order to participate in practices, incoming freshman and transfer students must be registered students at Ellsworth High School. Those students can meet with the school’s guidance department from 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 10 to complete their registration processes.The aforementioned registrations will be done on an appointment basis. To set up an appointment, email Michelle Barnard at MBarnard@EllsworthSchools.org or call extension 5504 at 667-4722 to set up a time.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe first day of fall practices is scheduled for Aug. 14, and teams are eligible to begin regular season play Sept. 1.
Allen Hurns will play with his third team in as many seasons after the Cowboys release the veteran receiver later this week.According to ESPN, Dallas hoped to keep Hurns at a smaller price tag than what he was due in the final season of the two-year, $12 million deal he signed with the team last offseason. However, Hurns wanted to see what he could get on the open market, prompting his release. Interest in Hurns from other teams will rely heavily on his health after he suffered a gruesome ankle injury in the Cowboys’ 24-22 win over the Seahawks in the wild-card round of last season’s playoffs. Dak Prescott ‘the first guy’ Cowboys want to get under contract, report says NFL rumors: Bengals lock up Tyler Boyd with $43M extension Hurns participated in drills at Dallas minicamp last month and figured he was 90 percent back from a broken fibula and dislocated ankle. Related News “My main thing is to get healthy, put together a great training camp and go from there,” Hurns said (via the Dallas Morning News).Hurns had 20 catches for 295 yards and two touchdowns last season. He went undrafted in 2014 before catching on with the Jaguars, where he spent four seasons and caught 21 touchdowns. Tyreek Hill update: Kansas DA refused NFL’s request for information in child abuse allegations
You could say that Sean has his hands full after 154 foster dogs!Sean and Kate Standing’s home life has literally gone to the dogs.The Churchill couple took in their first rescue dog just 18 months ago.But since then the big-hearted dog-lovers have fostered a staggering 154 displaced dogs. Putting the dogs to sleep is simply not an option for Sean and Kate.Sean gets plenty of affection from his dogs.They have even been forced to build kennels at their home to cope with the growing numbers.Sean, who works closely with Donegal Pet Rescue, said they have always loved dogs.“We just love dogs of all kinds and we’re just happy to be able to help. “We obviously didn’t think we would foster so many dogs but the need is obviously there,” said Sean.The couple operate a strict adoption policy which includes a home visit by Donegal Pet Rescue to see if a family suits the needs of the dog.The dogs will also be micro-chipped and have their vaccinations before being handed over to their new owners.Sean and Kate have built kennels to look after their foster dogs.Despite the huge number of dogs passing through their hands, the Standings have only adopted one dog.Finn, a Scottish Deerhound, has become part of the family. He even has his own Facebook pages which documents his trials and tribulations everyday.“He was in such a poor state when we got him and he came on so much that we simply couldn’t part with him,” said Sean.Ryan McCauley of Donegal Pet Rescue says they would simply not be able to operate without the help of people like Sean and Kate.“We have a number of people who foster but Sean and Kate are very special. “They have saved so many dogs and they really go out of their way to help the dogs and to look after them.“We would be lost without them,” he said.COUPLE ENJOYING THEIR ‘DOGS LIFE’ AFTER FOSTERING 154 PETS! was last modified: January 27th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:ChuchillDonegal Pet Rescuefoster dogsSean Standing
Harry Redknapp believes Andros Townsend will still struggle to establish himself at Tottenham despite his recent England call-up.Townsend won praise for his performances after Redknapp took him to QPR on loan last season and has managed to impress since returning to north London.But former Spurs manager Redknapp is still not convinced the winger will be able to hold down a first-team place at White Hart Lane.“Will he get in Tottenham’s team, let alone the England team? That’s going to be the kid’s problem,” said the R’s boss.Townsend impressed for QPR.“When Aaron Lennon’s fit and all these other players come back it’s about whether he can get in the Tottenham team on a regular basis.”Townsend, 22. had a succession of failed loan spells prior to his arrival at Loftus Road, with the likes of Watford sending him back to Spurs early.But he did well under Redknapp, who has been hoping to sign him on a permanent basis but accepts the player’s England call-up means a Premier League club may now come in for him if Spurs are prepared to let Townsend go.“It’s about confidence. He came here last season and knew that I liked him and believed in him. I think it showed in his performances,” Redknapp added.“He went out and played and showed everyone what he could do. Now he’s gone back to Tottenham and been a hit in the Premier League for the first time.“He’s a very focused kid. He wants to be successful and wants to get there and I think he will.“But it ain’t going to be easy to get into Tottenham’s team with all them players there now.“That is a fantastic squad of players – for me the best squad in the Premier League now.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
We live in divided times.Americans from New York City to California demonize those they see on the opposite side of an argument, shouting each other down on social media and in the real world.The rift between Giants and Dodgers fans may be too tough for even the most aisle-reaching of politicians, but it appears Kamala Harris is trying her hand.The Bay-raised Democratic presidential candidate — a self-proclaimed Giants fan — donned a Dodgers cap during debate preparation Wednesday afternoon, …
Former Chief Minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Monday described the Election Commission of India’s decision to delay Assembly polls as “a major setback for democracy in J&K”.Expressing dismay over the ECI decision of not holding Assembly polls simultaneously with Lok Sabha elections, Dr. Abdullah said, “Postponement of Assembly polls can have serious ramifications across the State. The ones who took this democratically incoherent decision must be up to some mischief, otherwise there is no sound reason. If the situation is conducive for parliamentary elections, what stops them from conducting Assembly elections at the same time?”Dr. Abdullah said the whole theatrics of warmongering following the Pulwama attack was aimed to give the Prime Minister an escape route. “The forthcoming elections are, without any doubt, between the people of India and Narendra Modi. People will no more fall prey to the catchwords of Modi anymore,” he said.He hinted at finalising alliances in a few days.
Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDon’t tell Greg Slaughter that he had a bad game because all that matters for him is the victory.Despite shooting 1-of-6 from the field to finish with only three points in Game 2, the Cebuano giant had no regrets over his performance in Ginebra’s 86-76 win over Meralco on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president NCAA: Peaking Arellano secures 4th place playoff LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ “I just hope it’s inspiring to people who got major injuries like that. When I first got that injury, it was kind of disappointing for me because it’s my first game back. It took a long time and I was separated from the team for a while, but I hope it just shows that you can always come back stronger from a setback,” he said.But Slaughter is not content with just bagging the BPC plum as he looks forward on winning his first PBA title with the Gin Kings holding a 2-0 lead in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.“Individual award or not, we want to win the championship. That’s just been our goal since the beginning of the conference. We’re up 2-0 so we’ll look to get one more on Wednesday,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “It was just how the game went tonight, but I was still able to contribute on the defensive end,” said Slaughter, who also hauled down six rebounds and three blocks in his 33 minutes of action. “It’s not about any numbers, it’s just about getting the win for the team.”Slaughter knew that after his stellar play in Game 1 in Lucena, it was expected that the Bolts would be putting more attention on him, but he is more than willing to be the decoy and let his teammates pick up the slack.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“When you’re on the court, no matter what the stats are, you just got to find a way to make a contribution to the team,” said Slaughter.The 6-foot-11 center, who received the Best Player of the Conference award prior to the game, hopes that his succesful comeback from a devastating injury can serve as inspiration to others. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments
P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem But that, too, does not faze Wright.If anything, he feels this affords him the learnings his team sorely needs for the steeper trek ahead which is the playoff round.“You know, more than anything, I’m trying to find the silver lining, this really prepared us for the playoffs—what the playoff atmosphere is like with the crowd, with the intensity,” Wright said.“I’m proud of the guys that we fought. We were up almost the whole game but a couple of breakdowns—my part defensively—were very costly.Phoenix, a relatively young team in the PBA, absorbed only its second loss in the Philippine Cup. They now set their sights on their final assignment in the elimination round which is a date with defending champion San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT Phoenix Fuel Masters. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix Pulse’s Matthew Wright squandered a chance to send the game against Ginebra into overtime, but the FuelMasters marksman said the missed shot—along with the lapses he made throughout Sunday’s 100-97 loss on Sunday night—aren’t going to weigh him down.For starters, it wasn’t that heartbreaking of a defeat.ADVERTISEMENT “We felt like we shot ourselves in the foot, There were a couple of calls that didn’t go our way that were unfortunate but it’s basketball,” Wright told reporters.“It wasn’t that tough of a loss. We’re not gonna let that emotionally affect us. They’re a good team and we have had a good season so far,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAfter a whirlwind of buckets and lead changes, Phoenix—the No. 1 team in the all-Filipino conference—suddenly saw themselves playing catchup late in the game.The FuelMasters’ inability to clamp down on Ginebra in the dying seconds cost them a chance at securing the first twice-to-beat privilege. “I feel like more important than our record right now is us getting better and becoming more cohesive as a team the next couple of weeks before playoffs,” Wright said.The FuelMasters tangle with the Beermen on Saturday at Panabo Multi-Purpose Tourism, Sports & Cultural Center in Davao del Norte.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Urgent reply from Philippine football chief View comments MOST READ Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Isa Molde rues UP’s lack of mental toughness in loss to Ateneo PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES
‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The other four women’s pairs are DJ Rodriguez-Bea Tan, Genesa Eslapor-Blove Barbon, DM Demontano-Jackie Estiquia and Fiola Ceballos-Patty Orendain.The three Team PH men’s teams are Jade Becaldo-Mike Abria, Ranran Abdilla-Jesse Lopez and James Buytrago-Anthony Arbasto.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsRondina and Borbon teamed up in UST’s third straight UAAP beach volleyball title while Arbasto and Jaron Requinton led UST to the men’s crown.Rondina was also beach volleyball MVP while Borbon and Requinton took top rookie honors. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIES A total of 28 teams in the men’s side and 20 women’s pairs from 48 countries will vie for points that can qualify them to the World Tour Finals.“The event is also a fitting tuneup for the coming Southeast Asian Games,” said Beach Volleyball Republic co-founder and former Ateneo standout Charo Soriano during Sunday’s event launch at the Alphaland Makati City Club.Last year, BVR staged nine tournaments nationwide that culminated in its first hosting of a World Tour qualifier.“We’re looking at this as a long-term project,” said Tan, also a BVR cofounder and an Atenean like Soriano. “It’s an opportunity for the international community to notice the Philippines’ potential.” —ROMINA S. AUSTRIAADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ Sisi Rondina will put her UAAP Finals loss behind when she plays for one of the Philippine teams competing in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open 2019 on May 23 to 26.Rondina, who was Season 81’s Most Valuable Player but failed to steer University of Santo Tomas past Ateneo in the indoor volleyball best-of-three finals, will team up with Bernadeth Pons.ADVERTISEMENT Ace import back for SMB Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss