Troy Exchange Club on board with playground project

first_img You Might Like The ‘recipe’ for flower arrangements Planting a beautiful arrangement can be easy, if you know the “recipe.” “You just need thrillers, fillers and spillers,” said… read more By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen By Secrets Revealed Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Troy Exchange Club on board with playground project Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Griffith said KaBOOM! and its funding partner, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, are offering Let’s Play Playground Construction Grants of $15,000 to qualifying organizations.“This grant would provide the seed money for the playground project. The project would have to be completed a year from the date the grant is awarded.”Angel Carlson, a leader in the building of Troy’s Miracle Field and a member of the project steering committee, said the new playground will provide a safe play area for children with handicaps. Sponsored Content “With these additions to the Troy Recreation Park, we’ll have one of the best all-around parks in the state. We have the right people, the right place and it’s the right time to make it happen.”A town hall meeting will be held to discuss the upcoming new park and playground for the City of Troy at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at the Recreation Center. Everyone is invited to attend and hear about the plans for the new park. There will be opportunities for questions from the floor. The Troy Exchange Club has joined the City of Troy and Troy University in the efforts to build a new playground at the Troy Recreation Park that will be handicap accessible.Dennis Griffith, Exchange Club member and member of the steering committee for the playground project, said the Exchange Club is excited and honored to be a part of the project.“A focus of the Exchange Club is child abuse prevention and anything that we can do for children, we want to do,” Griffith said. “This project is one that is so important because the proposed playground for children ages five through 12 is one that children with special needs can enjoy with their peers. We want to do all that we can to see this project through.” Skip “The playground equipment will be constructed with the same type material as that at Murphree Park,” Carlson said. “The ground surface will be the same as that at the Miracle Field so a child in a wheelchair or with a walker will be able to have access to the playground. Children with special needs and those without can play together and that will make this playground a very special place for all children.”The playground project also includes the expansion of the park area at the recreation center. The entire project would cost an estimated $150,000Griffith said the playground/park project will not be a taxpayer-funded project.“This project will be a labor of love,” he said. “It is a project for all our community and we believe that people will open their hearts and give to the project with the same enthusiasm that the steering committee has for it. Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Vermont’s economic growth attributed to small businesses

first_imgVermont’s small businesses are key to the state’s well-being and account for a significant share of the state’s economic production and hiring, according to the Office of Advocacy’s Small Business Profile for the state, released today. The profile uses the most recent data available to provide details about small business employment, business starts and closings, bank lending, business ownership by minorities, women, and veterans, and firm and employment change by major industry and firm size.‘Small business is a catalyst for economic growth in Vermont and in our nation,’ said Winslow Sargeant, Chief Counsel for Advocacy. ‘In today’s economic climate, we need to continue to support entrepreneurship and promote policies that help small businesses grow and prosper.’Small businesses totaled 79,079 in Vermont in 2008. Of these, 18,616 were employers and they accounted for 61.4% of private sector jobs in the state. Small firms made up 96.5% of the state’s employers.Vermont’s real gross state product increased by 1.7% and private-sector employment decreased by 4.2% in 2009. By comparison, real GDP in the United States grew 0.7% and private sector employment declined by 5.5%.Business ownership is becoming more inclusive in the state. The number of both women and minority business owners has grown. In particular, minority-owned businesses numbered 1,808 in 2007, an increase of 32.4% over 2002.The state’s businesses also showed signs of stability and improvement in the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to the first quarter.   This profile from the Office of Advocacy uses the latest available data to illustrate the status and contributions of Vermont small businesses. (Note that a small business is defined as one with fewer than 500 employees.)â ¢ Small businesses totaled 79,079 in the state in 2008. Of these, 18,616 were employers, and they accounted for 61.4% of private-sector jobs in the state (Table 1). Small firms made up 96.5% of the state’s employers. â ¢ Vermont’s real gross state product increased by 1.7% and private-sector employment decreased by 4.2% in 2009. By comparison, real GDP in the United States grew 0.7% and privatesector employment declined by 5.5%.  â ¢ Business ownership is becoming more inclusive in the state. The number of both women and minority business owners has grown. In particular, minority-owned businesses numbered 1,808 in 2007, a 32.4% increase over 2002.  â ¢ The state’s small business employment has undergone major shifts in recent years (Table 2).â ¢ The state’s businesses showed signs of stability and improvement in the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to the first quarter (Table 3).For more information and a complete copy of the state and territory small business profiles, visit the Office of Advocacy website at www.sba.gov/advocacy/848(link is external). The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government.  The presidentially appointed Chief Counsel for Advocacy advances the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policymakers. Regional advocates and an office in Washington, D.C., support the Chief Counsel’s efforts. For more information, visit www.sba.gov/advocacy(link is external), or call (202) 205-6533.last_img read more

Peru, Bolivia Navies to Share Intelligence

first_img Colombian police dismantle gang suspected of using drug mules Bolivian Deputy Minister of Social Defense Felipe Cáceres announced the agreement on November 18. The neighboring countries will also work in cooperation to coordinate maritime drug seizes on South America’s largest lake that borders both nations. Colombian police dismantle gang suspected of using drug mules By Dialogo November 25, 2014 Peru and Bolivia have signed a joint agreement to bolster their counter-narcotics fight by allowing their naval units to share satellite information to monitor airspace over Lake Titicaca. Colombian police captured 11 of the alleged gang members in on November 18 as part of Operation Rising Sun, apprehending the leaders in Cali and the rest in undisclosed locations. They’ve been charged with trafficking, manufacturing, and possessing narcotics. Police also seized 500 capsules of narcotics, in addition to a pill-making machine. Mossos d’Esquadra agents at the Port of Barcelona confiscated 131 kilograms of methamphetamine found in a shipment of 18,000 cans of pineapple that originated in Jalisco, Mexico. The pineapple shipment was destined for Australia. The methamphetamine, which could have been broken into more than 600,000 tablets, had a street value of about $37 million (USD). The National Anti-Drug Secretariat of Paraguay (SENAD) captured alleged Israeli narco-trafficker Yaron Eli on November 20. The gang members allegedly trained drug mules to ingest narcotics or tape them to their bodies so they could successfully board flights to Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Thailand. The Prosecutor’s Office announced the death of the drug mule and the murder charges against the four suspects in a November 19 press release. The National Anti-Drug Secretariat of Paraguay (SENAD) captured alleged Israeli narco-trafficker Yaron Eli on November 20. The gang members allegedly trained drug mules to ingest narcotics or tape them to their bodies so they could successfully board flights to Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Thailand. “Today, there are fully operational contact points for the exchange of intelligence information,” Cáceres told reporters at a press conference. “It will complement our liaison officers, and we will have drug police on the side of Peru and the Bolivian side.” Bolivian Deputy Minister of Social Defense Felipe Cáceres announced the agreement on November 18. The neighboring countries will also work in cooperation to coordinate maritime drug seizes on South America’s largest lake that borders both nations. The agreement also calls for the countries to work together in 2015 to eradicate plantations of coca – the main ingredient use to make cocaine – along their border region and in Peru’s Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro River Valley (VRAEM), which is the world’s top region for coca cultivation. About half of 450 tons of cocaine produced in Perú annually is flown to Bolivia by plane before being routed to Central America, North America, Brazil, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Colombian law enforcement authorities have charged four of the suspects with murder in connection with the overdose death of a woman identified by prosecutors as “Leticia.” Law enforcement authorities did not release details of her overdose. Drug mules often ingest drugs wrapped in plastic to smuggle them to other countries, and some die when a package opens. The Mossos d’Esquadra hasn’t disclosed which drug cartel is suspected of the shipment. The Sinaloa Cartel is known for transporting drugs into Europe and Australia. The Prosecutor’s Office announced the death of the drug mule and the murder charges against the four suspects in a November 19 press release. In May, security forces captured Juan Carlos Da Rosa, the gang’s alleged leader, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. I THINK IT’S HIGHLY POSITIVE. THERE SHOULD BE MORE INTEGRATION BETWEEN ALL THE FORCES IN CHARGE OF SUPPRESSING THE SALE AND USE OF DRUGSClodomiro Bravo Michell, attorney, Santiago-Chile The agreement also calls for the countries to work together in 2015 to eradicate plantations of coca – the main ingredient use to make cocaine – along their border region and in Peru’s Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro River Valley (VRAEM), which is the world’s top region for coca cultivation. About half of 450 tons of cocaine produced in Perú annually is flown to Bolivia by plane before being routed to Central America, North America, Brazil, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Officers arrested two suspects from Jalisco, Mexico. Police investigators traced the shipment after a local businessman opened four cans of the pineapple, which he was considering buying. When he discovered the hidden methamphetamine, the businessman notified police, who launched an investigation. In May, security forces captured Juan Carlos Da Rosa, the gang’s alleged leader, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Colombian law enforcement authorities have charged four of the suspects with murder in connection with the overdose death of a woman identified by prosecutors as “Leticia.” Law enforcement authorities did not release details of her overdose. Drug mules often ingest drugs wrapped in plastic to smuggle them to other countries, and some die when a package opens. Officers arrested two suspects from Jalisco, Mexico. Police investigators traced the shipment after a local businessman opened four cans of the pineapple, which he was considering buying. When he discovered the hidden methamphetamine, the businessman notified police, who launched an investigation. Eli is accused of being part of an international drug trafficking organization that smuggled narcotics into Paraguay, Brazil and Israel. He was named in an arrest warrant after SENAD, the Paraguayan National Police and Israeli security agents dismantled the drug network Eli allegedly worked with in April. That effort, “Operation Nile,” took place in the cities of Asunción, Lambaré, Ciudad del Este and Areguá. Mexican narco-traffickers trying to expand methamphetamine trade Eli is accused of being part of an international drug trafficking organization that smuggled narcotics into Paraguay, Brazil and Israel. He was named in an arrest warrant after SENAD, the Paraguayan National Police and Israeli security agents dismantled the drug network Eli allegedly worked with in April. That effort, “Operation Nile,” took place in the cities of Asunción, Lambaré, Ciudad del Este and Areguá. Mossos d’Esquadra agents at the Port of Barcelona confiscated 131 kilograms of methamphetamine found in a shipment of 18,000 cans of pineapple that originated in Jalisco, Mexico. The pineapple shipment was destined for Australia. The methamphetamine, which could have been broken into more than 600,000 tablets, had a street value of about $37 million (USD). Peru and Bolivia have signed a joint agreement to bolster their counter-narcotics fight by allowing their naval units to share satellite information to monitor airspace over Lake Titicaca. The Colombian National Police recently captured 11 alleged gang members who are suspected of using people known as “drug mules” to smuggle drugs to Asia. The biggest methamphetamine seizure in Spain’s history indicates Mexican narco-traffickers are expanding the narcotic’s trade beyond the Americas, Antoni Rodríguez, a spokesperson for the Criminal Investigation Division of the Mossos d’Esquadra, said on November 19. The Mossos d’Esquadra hasn’t disclosed which drug cartel is suspected of the shipment. The Sinaloa Cartel is known for transporting drugs into Europe and Australia. Mexican drug cartels are targeting Australia because a kilogram of methamphetamine sells there for US $215,121. That is nearly twice the amount the drug sells for in the U.S., and about 20 times the amount it would sell for in Mexico, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Alleged Israeli narco-trafficker arrested in Paraguay The Colombian National Police recently captured 11 alleged gang members who are suspected of using people known as “drug mules” to smuggle drugs to Asia. Security force captured Eli in Nemby. They also arrested five alleged gang members and seized 26 kilograms of cocaine, according to SENAD. Colombian police captured 11 of the alleged gang members in on November 18 as part of Operation Rising Sun, apprehending the leaders in Cali and the rest in undisclosed locations. They’ve been charged with trafficking, manufacturing, and possessing narcotics. Police also seized 500 capsules of narcotics, in addition to a pill-making machine. The biggest methamphetamine seizure in Spain’s history indicates Mexican narco-traffickers are expanding the narcotic’s trade beyond the Americas, Antoni Rodríguez, a spokesperson for the Criminal Investigation Division of the Mossos d’Esquadra, said on November 19. Alleged Israeli narco-trafficker arrested in Paraguay Security force captured Eli in Nemby. They also arrested five alleged gang members and seized 26 kilograms of cocaine, according to SENAD. Mexican drug cartels are targeting Australia because a kilogram of methamphetamine sells there for US $215,121. That is nearly twice the amount the drug sells for in the U.S., and about 20 times the amount it would sell for in Mexico, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). “Today, there are fully operational contact points for the exchange of intelligence information,” Cáceres told reporters at a press conference. “It will complement our liaison officers, and we will have drug police on the side of Peru and the Bolivian side.” Mexican narco-traffickers trying to expand methamphetamine trade last_img read more