Community Capital is one of 41 organizations nationwide to recieve a Technical Assistance Award from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s 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 by Community Capital over the next two years to fund a variety of activities that will improve Community Capital’s 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 for Orange, Lamoille, and Washington counties 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 $1.5 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 those 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, contact Emily Kaminsky at 802-479-1053, ext. 263. Or, visit our website at www.cvcapital.org(link is external). Community Capital is a partner of Central Vermont Community Action Council.
Wenger is keen to keep that pair on board for the season but has hinted Akpom, who has already spent time away from the club at Brentford, Coventry and Nottingham Forest, could again be loaned out in a bid to gain more experience. The chances are it would be to a fellow Premier League club on this occasion – but the England Under-20 international insists he would rather compete with the likes of Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck for a spot in Wenger’s side. “I would rather stay here and fight for a place and give it my all and compete with the other strikers,” he added. “There is a lot of talent in the team but I think I am capable of competing and getting a place in the team, it’s all down to hard work. “The boss really likes playing young players when he can and that motivates the young players because it shows them that they have a chance. “This season I think everyone will say there is good team spirit and cohesion since we went on tour and now so the team is looking strong and I think we have a chance of a major trophy. “Hopefully we can keep this team strong for many years to come. There are a lot of young players coming through and everyone will be familiar with how players play and that can only make players stronger.” Press Association Chuba Akpom has hailed Arsene Wenger’s decision to back his young players – and believes he can be the man to deliver the extra goals the Arsenal boss desires. The fact seven different players struck the goals to win Arsenal’s annual friendly tournament is testament to Wenger’s belief and England forward Theo Walcott is also close to signing a new deal. Akpom, meanwhile, is ready to step up to the mark in the coming season – starting with Sunday’s Community Shield clash with reigning champions Chelsea. “It’s really good preparation,” the 19-year-old said of the Emirates Cup double-header. “The experience for me and the other young players to get minutes and show people what we can do – we are all excited about the game at the weekend now. “It’s nice to see the young players doing well and the boss says he will always give opportunities to young players who are doing their job. “The main thing for me is for a manger to have confidence and faith in me so for the manager to say that he isn’t after another striker is good. “But the hard work doesn’t stop there it means you have to maintain a place and there are a lot of good strikers and goals in the team so hopefully his season I can give it my all and be involved in the team.” Akpom, who has yet to score a competitive senior goal for the Gunners, was arguably overshadowed by the likes of fellow teenage pair Alex Iwobi and Jeff Reine-Adelaide during the Emirates Cup. The Gunners have been linked with a host of big-name strikers from across Europe as many believe Wenger needs to bring in a top-class finisher to turn Arsenal into bonafide Premier League contenders. Ahead of the weekend’s Emirates Cup success, which included a 6-0 thrashing of Lyon and a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg, Wenger said he felt there were enough goals in his side and challenged the current crop to add 10 more to the 71 scored in the league last year.
… Twenty-four teams to compete for $500 000 first prizeTWENTY-FOUR teams, drawn from communities in Georgetown, Linden, East Coast Demerara and West Demerara, will compete in the inaugural Xtreme Clean and Maintenance Futsal tournament, set for the National Gymnasium from May 26 to June 17.Reigning Futsal kings Sparta Boss will face their usual rivals in the competition that fetches a $500 000 first place prize. The second-placed team will pocket $200 000, third-placers $100 000 and the team finishing fourth will go home with $50 000.West Front Road, North East La Penitence, Bent Street, Sophia, Tiger Bay, Broad Street Bullies, West Back Road, Back Circle, Dave and Celina All-Stars (Linden), Melanie ‘B’ (East Coast), Show Stoppers (West Demerara), Agricola Champion Boys, Kitty, Tucville, North Ruimveldt, Festival City, Albouystown ‘B’, Alexander Village, Plaisance ‘A’, Beterverwagting ‘A’, Campbellville, and Globe Yard are the other teams set to participate.The tournament, which was launched yesterday at the Wind Jammer Hotel, will be held to commemorate the entrance of Xtreme Clean & Maintenance to the local market; a company that specialises in landscaping and also does garbage disposal. It was founded in 2016.“We already have sports and tourism, so how about sports and entrepreneurship. I think it’s one of the things His Excellency President David Granger is talking about in Guyana, for young people to come together in groups and exercise their entrepreneurship skills,” stated Ivan Persaud, Chairman of the National Sports Commission (NSC).Speaking to the gathering of media and team representatives, Persaud stated that the NSC is more than pleased to play its part, more so since it involves a business entity, choosing sports to announce their entrance to Guyana.“I’m glad that they (Xtreme Clean & Maintenance) understand from early their social responsibility as a business. I’m sure it speaks for everyone in the sport community and the NSC is happy to be onboard and we will continue to support in any venture going forward,” said Persaud.Meanwhile, it was announced by the organisers, that nightly, two lucky fans will kick for a chance to each win one pennyweight of gold, as well as there will be several other novelty events which will allow patrons to win prizes.The tournament will be played on a ‘win or go home’ (knockout) format on May 26 and 27, after which, 12 remaining teams will be placed in three groups of four and will play a round-robin to see who will be the teams advancing to the quarter-finals, semi-finals and ultimately the final.FIXTURES: FRIDAY MAY 26Agricola vs BV ‘A’ – 19:00rsFestival City vs Albouystown – 19:30hrsSophia vs Dave and Celina All-Stars – 20:00hrsShowstoppers vs Tiger Bay – 20:30hrsBroad Street vs West Back Road – 21:00hrsSparta Boss vs Kitty – 21:30hrsSATURDAY MAY 27Tucville vs Melanie – 19:00hrsPlaisance vs Alexander Village – 19:30hrsBent Street vs Campbellville – 20:00hrsNorth East La Penitence vs Future Stars – 20:30hrsGold is Money vs North Ruimveldt – 21:00hrsBack Circle vs Globe Yard – 21:30hrsOther playing dates are May 28, June 6, 8, 13, 15 and 17.
Share Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Related Articles Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Spanish operator RETAbet has reached an agreement to integrate any game from the Golden Race virtual sports portfolio, initially for the Spanish and Peruvian markets but in a deal open to future expansion. The Golden Race content offer includes more than 20 virtual football leagues and tournaments, a great variety of races and number games, as well as other innovative virtual sports such as Real Fighting and 3×3 Basketball.Xabier Rodriguez Maribona, RETAbet CEO, said: “From the very beginning Golden Race was able to see the needs we had at RETAbet and adapt to them. We have taken into account their leadership in Latin America and, for our clients in Spain, being able to have Golden Race’s virtual games on demand will also be an added bonus to our entire offer.”Martin Wachter, CEO and Founder of Golden Race, added: “This is a very important alliance for both parties, and for the sector. “RETAbet has just started to operate in Peru, where we are leaders, and in Spain where Golden Race has just obtained its license RETAbet has been a leader for more than a decade. We can support each other, learn together, and be a stronger player in both markets.”Golden Race is starting to make its mark on the Spanish market, having received the certification to offer virtual sports earlier this year.Meanwhile, in Peru the provider enjoys market leader status for virtual sports. In April last year, it confirmed the launch of La Libertadores – a new tournament for its virtual football product based on the most popular Latin American cup competition.
READ: ‘I will die (defending my title) if I have to,’ says MatthysseMatthysse now faces Manny Pacquiao in the biggest fight of his life on Sunday at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.It will also be his first fight in Asia after most of his bouts were staged in Argentina and the US.Known to be a knockout artist, Matthysse poses a legitimate threat to Pacquiao with 36 of his 39 wins coming by KOs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Folayang, Pacio, Catalan added to ONE Manila card LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West The fight with Postol in 2015 ended late in the 10th round when Matthysse went down after taking a right hook in the face and never attempted to get back on his feet.VISIT: Pacquiao Files | InquirerMatthysse apparently sustained a broken left orbital bone during the fight that forced him out for 19 months.He made a triumphant return in 2017 after stopping Emmanuel Taylor in the fifth round then, followed it up with an eighth-round knockout victory over Tewa Kiram of Thailand to capture his first world title.ADVERTISEMENT Matthysse (39-40-0 36 KOs) turned pro in 2004 and had an impressive US debut in Las Vegas three years later when he knocked out Ramon Duran of Dominican Republic in the first round.READ: Matthysse ‘100 percent confident’ he will beat PacquiaoFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’He went 27-0 before tasting his first defeat at the hands of two-division champion Zab Judah by split decision in 2010.Matthysse also lost to Devon Alexander, Danny Garcia and Viktor Postol, who are all former world champions. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse listens to questions from the media during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 12, 2018. Matthysse and Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao were scheduled to fight on July 15, for the World Boxing Association welterweight title in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)Many Filipinos had only known about Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse when it was announced that he was picked to be the next opponent of Manny Pacquiao.In the boxing world, however, Matthysse is the WBA welterweight champion and he’s no pushover.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ