Commissioner Levine Cava Leads Effort to Provide Assistance to Miami-Dade Businesses…

first_imgThe funding allocations include nearly $8 million in Community Development Block Grant funds and nearly $4 million in Emergency Solutions Grant funds derived from the federal 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. The legislation, sponsored by Commissioner Levine Cava, authorizes the County to use federal CARES Act dollars to provide direct assistance to local businesses and families. A small business assistance program will provide forgivable loans to businesses with 25 or fewer employees. The loans will be available for the payment of business expenses, including employee payroll costs. Businesses receiving the loans will be required to document job creation and/or retention, with the majority of jobs to be held by individuals with low to moderate income – those less than 80 percent of area median income. MIAMI-DADE – The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners today (May 19) approved legislation to provide stimulus funding to local small businesses and direct assistance to families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the legislation provides substantial food and housing assistance for individuals with low to moderate income. Nutritional assistance funds will be available for an estimated 10,000 individuals in public housing that are income eligible and have not already received pandemic relief assistance for groceries. These are likely residents that lost their service sector jobs when COVID-19 caused the shutdown of the tourism and hospitality industry. Funds will also go towards homeless prevention and rapid re-housing activities.center_img “It is critical that the County be able to act quickly to get needed funding into the community to assist our small businesses – the backbone of our economy – and our most vulnerable populations that have been hit hardest by the pandemic crisis,” said Commissioner Levine Cava. “This legislation will enable the County to continue working with its community development partners to better meet the needs of our small business owners and our residents whose safety nets have been damaged.”last_img read more

Power outage north west of Charlie Lake

first_imgBC Hydro is working to restore a small power outage north west of Charlie Lake.The outage is affecting 274 customers near the Halfway Reservation and Wonowon.  The outage should be restored by 11pm Friday night.  The outage was caused by trees that had fallen on power lines.  The outage started at around 5:30pm.For further updates, visit www.bchydro.com/outages – Advertisement –last_img

We tried our best, laments Conte

first_imgAfter the game Conte refused to offer an excuses for what was a lacklustre display.“Tough night, but if you remember very well, I predicted this tough night yesterday during the press conference,” he said. “If you remember, I said it would be very, very tough for a lot of reasons. It happened, but now we have to move on and see the next game.“Now it would be very simple to find a lot of excuses, a lot of alibis. This is not the right way, also because I don’t want to. For sure we made a lot of mistakes together. When we win, we win together. When we lose, we lose together.“I think the players tried to do their best, honestly. The commitment of the players was great. But, despite this, we lost. It was a bad defeat. But football is not simple. You have to prepare, to study, and then to try and prepare for every situation, every game, every season.“Now the most important thing is to understand we have to fight. This season will be very tough. We must be ready to struggle this season for everything.“We are doing everything, we are doing 120 percent. I’m exploiting this squad at the maximum level. If someone doesn’t agree about this, I’m here. I have to accept every situation. I’m very relaxed about [the pressure]. I know that I’m doing a great job, a great work, me and the staff and the players.”Asked if he thought Chelsea were overachieving this season, Conte replied: “Yes, I think we are doing more [than expected].”The defeat saw the Blues slip to fourth place in the table, 18 points behind leaders Manchester City and just two ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham.“Yes, we must be worried [about the top four],” Conte added. “It won’t be easy. But this is normal. It won’t be easy this season, and we have to fight. I think the players are starting to understand that this season, we have to struggle for a position in the Champions League.“But I think the players, until now, are great. They are [at the] very, very top for their commitment and their behaviours. If they hadn’t done that, our place in the table would be worse.“We have to understand that, if we want to speak about football and if we think to understand football we know very well this will be very difficult for us. If we want only to dream and not see the reality – in this case, I can tell you now we can fight to win the title this season!“It will be very important to look at the reality and to know that, if we are able to reach a place in the Champions League [by finishing in the top four], it will be a great success for us. Otherwise we have a normal season.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea manager Antonio Conte cannot bear to watch as he sees his side succumb to a shock defeat to Bournemouth. Photo/DAILY MAILLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 1 – Antonio Conte said his Chelsea players did their best at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night as they went down to a shock 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth.Three second-half goals from Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas and Chelsea academy graduate Nathan Ake condemned the Blues to another surprising defeat in an increasingly inconsistent season.last_img read more