Governor Wolf Requests Disaster Declaration for Small Businesses and Non-Profits to Obtain Loans SHARE Email Facebook Twitter March 18, 2020 Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today requested that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) implement an SBA disaster declaration to provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania.“The impact of financial losses related to COVID-19 will be felt for years to come,” said Gov. Wolf. “But these low-interest loans can help bridge the gap between economic losses now and economic recovery in the future.”SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vitaleconomic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they areexperiencing. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.The application process will be facilitated online. Details on how to apply, as well as deadlines, will be established once the governor’s request is granted.In addition to making sure that this federal funding for small business assistance is available, the Wolf Administration is working with the General Assembly to make sure state funding is available for small business assistance too. Small businesses can apply through the Small Business First Fund (SBD), an existing PIDA loan program. More information is available at www.dced.pa.gov/PIDA.Read Governor Wolf’s Letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration as a PDF or on Scribd.2020.3.18 TWW – SBA Request – COVID-19 – Commonwealthwide by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd
Aizawl: Defending champions Minerva Punjab FC will aim to set their house in order when they play Aizawl FC in the I-League football match here on Saturday. Both teams find themselves at the bottom of the 11-team standing in the early stages.Aizawl is placed ninth with two points from three games while Minerva is right at the bottom with a solitary point from their two outings so far.Both Aizawl coach Gift Raikhan and Minerva’s Irish Technical Director Paul Munster have been plagued by a misfiring strike force and would be keen to correct that urgently. While Aizawl has scored thrice in their three games so far, one off a penalty and another of a set-piece, the defending champions surprisingly have not managed to get on the board.For Aizawl, Liberian striker Ansumanah Kromah has been guilty of extreme profligacy and Lalremsanga, who had a good game in their opener against Shillong and has not played since might be an option for Raikhan.The other positive for him from the previous game against Neroca FC being the first half performance of Kyrgistani Bektur Talgat, where he was building and leading attacks with a lot of skill and purpose.The back four, led by Nigerian Kareem Nurain and Gurpreet in goal, have been solid giving the coach some sense of comfort.Raikhan said in the pre-match conference: “We are preparing well to face the defending champions tomorrow. After playing three matches, we have gained confidence because till now, we have faced tough teams such as Mohun Bagan, Shillong and Neroca.”We will try not to repeat mistakes and steal three points from them. Our spectators need to trust us. Football is all about patience and time. We hope to have a good match tomorrow,” he added. As for the defending champions, it is true that they have almost built an entirely new side from last year and have new strategies as well.But with the kind of talent at their disposal even this year, it defies logic as to why they have not been able to score a single goal thus far. They have invested heavily in highly rated Japanese frontman Yu Kuboki and the fact that they have not been able to play him yet due to injury might also be a contributing factor. IANS Also Read: Sports News
April 5, 2020 In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Major League Soccer’s 25th season is on hold indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak, but league officials and coaches still hope the league will be able to get in a full season and with fans in attendance. The league had set a target date for re-starting on May 10, although that now seems unlikely. The anniversary of the first MLS match is Monday.— England defender Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from English Premier League team Manchester City after appearing to break lockdown conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. Walker apologized on Sunday after it was widely reported he held a party involving two sex workers at his home last week, breaking the government’s rules on social distancing. The country is in the middle of a three-week lockdown. The team says it will look into Walker’s conduct.— A Serbian soccer player has been sentenced to three months of home detention for flouting a curfew imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus. Striker Aleksandar Prijovic pleaded guilty at a video link trial in Belgrade on Saturday. Police had arrested him and 19 others for gathering at a hotel lobby bar in Belgrade on Friday and violating the country’s 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. lockdown orders. He is the second Serbian soccer player to be caught violating the stay-at-home orders. Those who violate the restrictive measures could face up to three years in jail.— Soccer players in Spain are criticizing the Spanish league’s decision to ask clubs to put the footballers on government furloughs during the coronavirus crisis. The league on Friday said the furloughs were needed because there was no agreement on the size of the salary cuts that players must take to reduce the financial impact of the pandemic. In a statement Sunday, Spain’s players’ association said the league should have created a financial cushion for this period. The league and the players’ association have been in talks to try to find ways to mitigate losses if the season cannot be restarted because of the pandemic. Dempsey set an NFL record that stood for 43 years when he kicked a 63-yard, game-winning field goal for the New Orleans Saints against Detroit on Nov. 8, 1970. It wasn’t until 2013 that Matt Prater of the Broncos broke that record with a 64-yarder in Denver.Dempsey’s success came despite being born without toes on his kicking foot. Dempsey kicked for 11 seasons in the NFL with New Orleans, Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers and Buffalo.His daughter says Dempsey was diagnosed with dementia several years ago and was living in a New Orleans nursing home that was hit hard by the virus.The Orleans Parish coroner has yet to release an official cause of death.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-HAGANS-NBA William Byron has won the third NASCAR virtual raceUNDATED (AP) — William Byron has won the third NASCAR virtual race in a series put together after the coronavirus pandemic stopped sports.Byron easily captured the iRacing event Sunday at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, where NASCAR would have been really racing before the coronavirus pandemic caused sports to shut down.His victory came after he led the most laps in NASCAR’s first two virtual races and had nothing to show for his gaming skills.The most entertaining part of Sunday’s event was the drivers’ gaming streams, where they argued and complained about one another. Bubba Wallace “rage quit” the game early after an accident and Daniel Suarez and Kyle Larson were parked after virtually tangling on track. Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-OBITSHall of Famer Mitchell, ex-Saints kicker Dempsey dieUNDATED (AP) — A Pro Football Hall of Famer and a record-setting kicker have died. — Australia’s triathlon world champion Mirinda Carfrae has found virtual reality competitions created to sustain sport amid the coronavirus outbreak have unexpected hazards. The three-time world ironman champion was competing against Jocelyn McCauley of the United States, Canada’s Angela Naeth and Jeanni Seymour of South Africa in the inaugural Ironman VR Pro Challenge women’s race when disaster struck: Her husband tripped over the cord of her smart trainer, disconnecting it and putting her out of the race.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Hall of Fame says that speedy halfback and receiver Bobby Mitchell has died at 84. The Hall of Fame hasn’t provided other details.Mitchell spent 11 seasons in the NFL. He played halfback for the Browns from 1958-61 and was a flanker for Washington from 1962-68, becoming the first African American to sign with the Redskins. Mitchell was a three-time All-NFL selection and played in four Pro Bowls.Mitchell ran for 1,462 yards and accumulated over 3,700 total yards over four seasons for a Browns backfield that featured Jim Brown. He immediately became one of the NFL’s most dangerous receivers upon arrival in Washington, leading the league with 72 receptions and 1,384 receiving yards in 1962. Mitchell also led the NFL with 1,436 receiving yards in 1963, including a 99-yard touchdown.Mitchell retired with the second-most combined offensive yards and was enshrined into the Hall of Fame in 1983.Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey died late Saturday from what his family described as complications from the new coronavirus. He was 73. Hagans entering NBA draftLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans is giving up his last two seasons of college eligibility to enter the NBA draft, saying the time is now to pursue his dream of playing professionally.The 6-foot-3 Hagans was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman and became one of the country’s best point guards this past season.He averaged 11.5 points, 6.4 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals last season, but he also clashed with coach John Calipari. Hagans argued with forward Nick Richards and coach Calipari and reportedly refused to re-enter in the second half of a home loss to Tennessee. Calipari downplayed the incident afterward.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Associated Press
American Legion Riders said a prayer and made a salute at Jerry Blunk’s residence this morning.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The American Legion Riders made a visit this morning at the home of Jerry Blunk, who is fighting an illness. The riders started in front of the American Legion, drove to his home on Plum Street in Wellington, and gathered to say a prayer and salute Blunk. The Legion Riders are known to come to the aid or show their support of law enforcement and military personnel who are in distress.Â Don’t forget there is a Free Will Offering chili feed going on from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today by the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office and Sumner County E911 to help raise money for with expenses.The Legion Riders are a group of motor cycle riders whose members also attend the funerals of members of the U.S. military, firefighters, and police. The group also greets troops returning from overseas at homecoming celebrations and performs volunteer work for veteran’s organizations such as Veterans Homes.Â American Legion Riders starts ride on Jefferson St. by the Wellington American Legion.Follow us on Twitter.