The US Small Business Administration’s Regional Administrator for New England, Jeanne Hulit is encouraging survivors affected by Tropical Storm Irene in the State of Vermont to register for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and return completed SBA disaster loan applications to get the help they need. The SBA’s low-interest disaster loan program is the primary source of federal funds for long-term recovery for uninsured damages caused by a declared disaster. ‘We are coordinating recovery efforts with our SBA Resource Partners along with federal, state and local stakeholders in the declared disaster area to ensure affected survivors receive proper assistance from the SBA. Taking time to complete and return the loan application package to the SBA is an important part of the recovery process,’ Hulit said.Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible up to $40,000 to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed personal property. Businesses and private non-profit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million for physical losses and working capital needs. Interest rates are as low as 2.5 percent for homeowners and renters, 3 percent for non-profit organizations and 4 percent for businesses with terms up to 30 years. ‘The SBA District Office and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network in Vermont are reaching out to local businesses to make sure they have access to federal resources to help them recover from the disaster,’ said SBA Vermont District Director, Darcy Carter. ‘We encourage all small businesses affected by the disaster to stop by the Disaster Recovery Centers where they can ask questions specific to their situation and get answers right on the spot from the disaster center staff.’ Area advisors from the VtSBDC network are available to assist business owners evaluate their situation and prepare documents needed for disaster loan applications. In Vermont, call 1-800-464-7232 or visit www.vtsbdc.org(link is external) and click on ‘location’ to find the advisor in your area. ‘Our team of experienced business professionals can help devastated individuals examine the overall condition and health of their business, and review options for the future,’ said VtSBDC State Director, Lenae Quillen-Blume. ‘The local advisor is in contact with Disaster Recovery Center staff and has an understanding of programs available and requirements of them.’ The disaster declaration covers the counties of Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Orange, Rutland, Washington Windham and Windsor in Vermont, which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Small businesses and most private non-profit organizations in the following neighboring counties are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, and Orleans in Vermont; Berkshire and Franklin in Massachusetts; Cheshire, Grafton and Sullivan in New Hampshire; and Clinton, Essex, Rensselaer and Washington in New York. To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 800-621-FEMA (3362), (TTY) 800-462-7585 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Additional information on the loan application process and the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer ServiceCenter at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail). Those affected by the disaster may also apply for disaster loans electronically from SBA’s website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/(link is external). The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is October 31, 2011.The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 1, 2012.
21 Clear Water Bay Ave, Clear Island Waters 8 Constance Esplanade, Runaway Bay was passed in at $3 million.“On the day we got married, I got ready here,” Mrs Leigh-Smith said. “We were friends with the people who built the house, then 10 years later we bought it.”Almost 20 years later, Mrs Leigh-Smith has listed the property to downsize after her husband passed away and their children moved. The interior of the concrete house is spacious, with large glass panels to capture the view.Living spaces include a designer kitchen, a centrepiece staircase, a formal lounge room and a family or games room. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago44 King Charles Drive, Sovereign IslandsThe other property to crack the magic million-dollar mark under the hammer was a waterfront house at Clear Island Waters. The luxury residence boasts four bedrooms and a study, two bathrooms, and is set out on a sprawling 897m2 block with a 17m waterfrontage. 44 King Charles Drive, Sovereign Islands sold at auction.THE Gold Coast has recorded a sluggish start to the past week of auctions, with just one million-dollar property selling under the hammer, according to preliminary data.CoreLogic property data showed 40.9 per cent of 22 reported auctions over the past week were successful across the Coast. The pool overlooks a canal where dolphins have often been spotted.Outside features a pool with waterfall feature and gazebo, overlooking a private pontoon where dolphins often swim around.Nationally, CoreLogic reported auction rates have returned to ‘more normal levels’ after a slowdown around the festive period, and clearance rates are holding higher than late 2017. 21 Clear Water Bay Ave, Clear Island WatersOther properties to sell included a Broadbeach apartment for $620,000 and a seven-bedroom house at Mudgeeraba for $881,000.On the flip side of the market, a three-bedroom, three-bathroom waterfront house with 180 degree views of the Broadwater at Runaway Bay was passed in at $3 million.Vendor Mary Leigh-Smith told the Gold Coast Bulletin the house carried extra special memories. 44 King Charles Drive, Sovereign Islands A designer kitchen features in the residence. GCB Picture: 44 King Charles Drive, Sovereign IslandsIt was down from the week before, which recorded a 65.4 per cent clearance rate out of 26 reported auctions. The highest sale reported so far was at Paradise Point, where three houses went to auction. 44 King Charles Drive changed hands for $2.21 million, giving its new owners six hotel-style bedrooms to choose from, Broadwater and skyline views over 20 metres of water frontage and a sparkling pool to enjoy the vista from.
Wrestler Sakshi Malik brought an end to India’s long wait for a medal at the ongoing Rio Olympics, clinching bronze in the Women’s Freestyle 58kg category with a spirited comeback victory over Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan.The 23-year-old from Rohtak overturned a 0-5 deficit in a hectic second round to script an 8-5 victory in the bronze medal bout at the Carioca Arena 2 here on Wednesday. (Also read: ‘It took a woman athlete to slap Shobhaa De’. Twitter cheers Sakshi Malik after Bronze medal) It was a rousing display of fighting spirit and never-say-die attitude from the Indian. (Sakshi Malik becomes first female Indian wrestler to win an Olympic medal)With her spirited display, Malik garnered a lot of admiration from her compatriots. From PM Narendra Modi to cricketer Virender Sehwag, quite a few were bowled over by Sakshi’s grit and determination.Here are few reactions.You did it #SakshiMalik, congratulations on winning & a brilliant performance @Olympics #Rio2016 ! Lt. Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) August 18, 2016#SakshiMalik is a reminder of what cn happn if u don’t kill a girl child.When d going gets tough,its our girls who get going &save our pride Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 18, 2016What great news to wake up to! #SakshiMalik, your resilience at #Rio2016 has made whole of India proud. Many Congratulations!!! sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 18, 2016Congrats #SakshiMalik on winning #wrestling bronze at the #Rio2016 She has created history & made the country proud. pic.twitter.com/ARwEoA20bb Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) August 18, 2016Poora Bharat is baat ka Sakshi hai,jab koi bht mushkil ho toh is desh ki ladkiyan hi Malik hain.Thank U#SakshiMalik pic.twitter.com/YfHgRqxwTMadvertisement Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 18, 2016On this very auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, Sakshi Malik, a daughter of India, wins a Bronze & makes all of us very proud. #Rio2016 Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2016Great comeback by Sakshi Malik 2 win our 1st medal in Rio.determination and self belief r the key for a performance like this.congratulation Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) August 18, 2016When a Bronze is Heavier than a Gold …#SakshiMalik Take a Bow???????????????? GAGAN NARANG (@gaGunNarang) August 17, 2016She has done what no Indian girl has done before. A real hero #SakshiMalik u have set a path 4 many more 2 follow u https://t.co/dDsE4XzXhb Sushil Kumar (@WrestlerSushil) August 18, 2016Congratulations Sakshi Malik. U have made the whole nation proud. https://t.co/ynuDlF15RX Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 18, 2016What a sweet win for India! On the Rakshabandhan diwas Congratulations #SakshiMalik from all of us. Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 18, 2016Hearty Congratulations to #SakshiMalik for winning a medal in women’s wrestling in #Rio2016 and doing India proud #PresidentMukherjee President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) August 18, 2016#SakshiMalik I salute the woman , the athlete n the Indian in u.What a fantastic win n what a glorious moment.Congratulations #Olympics #Ind Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) August 18, 2016A medal! And a first for a woman wrestler! Hopefully, the first of many. Congratulations to the tough #SakshiMalik Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 18, 2016The innocent smile of achievement and our smile is of immense pride…..#SakshiMalik is the hope for the future…. pic.twitter.com/WTdJ1yZ43k Karan Johar (@karanjohar) August 18, 2016Congratulation #SakshiMalik… pic.twitter.com/Fado0Jbdse sreejesh p r (@16Sreejesh) August 18, 2016#SakshiMalik #SakshiMalik #SakshiMalik Thank you! Our new and deserving star! What a day for women and women’s wrestling in our country! Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) August 18, 2016Well done #SakshiMalik on your achievement! Proud of you! #Rio2016 Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 17, 2016#SakshiMalik has made India proud.Wrestling in India gets another big boost.#Rio2016 Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) August 17, 2016Congrats #SakshiMalik for the #Bronze @ #Rio2016 . #IND’s daughter, we are proud of you.. Well done?? pic.twitter.com/DHpEQWCRvX Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 17, 2016????? Sakshi! Celebrate India,1st medal comes at the strong hands of a girl#SakshiMalik #Wrestling #Bronze #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/DurpOiWSR1 Anjana Om Kashyap (@anjanaomkashyap) August 18, 2016Wowwwwww amazing amazinggggg #SakshiMalik Take a bow ???????? Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) August 17, 2016T 2351 – #Rio2016 and the women of India doing us so proud .. especially in the wresting ..Sakshi you made us proud Indians !! COME ONNN !! Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 17, 2016Congratulation #SakshiMalik Be strong #Rio2016 #wrestling #KheloIndia Mary Kom (@MangteC) August 17, 2016