first_imgThe Vermont Economic Progress Council authorized $8.3 million in incentives under the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive (VEGI) program in 2011, which will encourage the creation of 988 new jobs in Vermont. The Vermont Economic Progress Council met throughout the year to review and authorize the incentives. No incentives are paid when the companies are authorized. The authorization means that the companies met statutory requirements to be authorized to earn a certain level of incentives. Overall, these projects will create 988 new jobs and about $40 million in new payroll for Vermonters, and the companies will make $302 million in capital investments in Vermont, between 2011and 2015. The jobs must be new, full-time, permanent, non-owners, and pay more than 160 percent of the Vermont Minimum Wage (about $13.04/hour) and provide benefits.  ‘In the end, there are well-paying jobs with benefits for Vermonters, there is investment in new facilities and machinery and equipment to keep Vermonters competitive, and there is $8 million in new tax revenues to support other state programs,’ said Lawrence Miller, Vermont’s secretary of Commerce and Community Development. To earn the incentives, authorized companies must meet payroll, employment and capital investment performance requirements each year between 2011 and 2015. If earned, the incentives would pay out to the companies over nine years between 2012 and 2020, only if the performance requirements are maintained. The Council approved the applications after reviewing nine ‘quality control’ program guidelines and applying a rigorous cost-benefit analysis that calculates the level of new tax revenue a project will generate for the state. The model estimates that the economic activity approved will generate $7.7 million in new tax revenue, even after payment of the incentives.The Council also determined that these projects would not occur or would occur in a significantly different and less desirable manner (the ‘but for’ test) if not for the incentives being authorized. ‘We determined that these projects would not have occurred in Vermont or would have occurred in a way that generated far fewer tax dollars,’ said Stephan Morse, VEPC Chairman. ‘Instead, the projects will occur and if the companies meet their performance requirements, they will generate enough new tax revenue to the state to pay the incentives that are earned and still generate almost $8 million in new tax revenue for Vermont.’ Included in the $8.3 million authorized were incentives totaling about $1.7 million in ‘Green’ VEGI incentives for companies that will create jobs in environmental technology sectors. These companies plan to develop and produce recyclable or biodegradable containers, develop and operate an integrated energy/food production facility; produce energy efficient turbo-machinery, and build a wind testing facility. The following is a list of those companies authorized for VEGI incentives in 2011: NAME                                                                        LOCATION                           AMOUNTALPLA, Inc                                                    Essex                                        $654,438Bariatrix Nutrition Corp                                 Georgia                                     $135,653eCorporate English, Ltd                                 Middlebury                               $464,731WCW, Inc.                                                      Manchester                               $512,449Vermont Smoke and Cure                              Hinesburg                                 $156,913Carbon Harvest Energy                                  Burlington, Brattleboro            $568,913Concepts NREC                                             Wilder                                       $290,335SOH Wind Engineering, LLC                        Williston                                   $153,995Green Mountain Coffee Roasters                   Essex                                     $4,696,809Ellison Surface Technologies, Inc.                  Rutland                                     $688,462Total:                                                                                                             $8,322,698 The Vermont Economic Progress Council is an independent board consisting of nine Vermont citizens appointed by the governor, and two members appointed by the House of Representatives and the Senate, that considers applications to the state’s economic incentive programs. The Council is attached to the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, whose mission is to help Vermonters improve their quality of life and build strong communities. For more information, visit:http://thinkvermont.com/Programs/VEPC/tabid/124/default.aspx(link is external) VEPC 12.21.2011last_img read more


first_imgJonathan Kodjia is in talks with Qatari side Al Gharafa. Kodjia, 30, impressed in his initial season at Villa Park in the Championship after joining from Bristol City for £15million. Read Also:Hip Replacement: Kadiri Ikhana undergoes first surgery But he has struggled for form and fitness since. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Aston Villa striker is due to head to the Middle East in the next few days to thrash out a deal.Advertisement Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Look At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Dronelast_img read more


first_imgBrazilian international Oscar was banned for eight games thursday for triggering a spectacular mass brawl in the Chinese Super League between his Shanghai SIPG side and Guangzhou R&F.After the former Chelsea midfielder appeared twice to fire the ball deliberately at Guangzhou players on Sunday, he was rushed by several opponents. Oscar fell to the ground and a melee broke out around him. The Chinese Football Association issued lengthy bans to four players, including the 25-year-old Oscar, and fined him 40,000 yuan ($6,000).Oscar, who was not booked at the time of the scrap, is one of the most high-profile players in the Chinese Super League (CSL) after he joined SIPG for an Asian-record 60 million euros this season.But that has not saved him from the mammoth ban as the CFA said he was responsible for sparking the ugly incident just before half-time in the away league match.Oscar will not return to CSL action until late August. Among the games he will miss will be against Guangzhou Evergrande on July 22, as Andre Villas-Boas’s second-placed SIPG attempt to keep up the pressure on the league leaders.“It very badly impacted the Chinese Super League match,” the CFA said in a statement, referring to Oscar’s key role in the dispute in which players, coaching staff and substitutes poured off the benches and waded in.Two players, one from each side, were sent off for their part in the brawl.One of them, Shanghai’s Fu Huan, was banned for six CSL games, and red-carded Guangzhou R&F player Li Tixiang got five games.Guangzhou’s Chen Zhizhao, who seemed to push Oscar to the floor, was banned for seven league games and both clubs were fined and warned about their behaviour.Oscar was unhurt and the fiery encounter finished 1-1 to leave SIPG four points behind reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande.Villas-Boas defended Oscar afterwards, saying he was “just being passionate”, and Oscar denied he purposely aimed the ball at R&F players.“Disrespect the opponent? It is not true. I am a very dedicated player and respect sportsmanship,” Sina Sports website quoted the player as saying.The CFA is not afraid to hand out stiff punishments to protect the reputation of Chinese football.In March it hit Qin Sheng of Shanghai Shenhua with a six-month ban for stomping on Belgian international Axel Witsel.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Babers said he’d only seen a live hurdle like that once in his coaching career while he was in the Pac-12 Conference, but he’s never seen a quarterback do that. Back then, he said, it was an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.Friday was a Heisman-moment kind of night for Jackson. Against a Power 5 team, Jackson proved last week’s showing against Charlotte wasn’t a fluke. He was consistently the fastest player on the field and knew how to elude Syracuse (1-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) defenders.The leap over Hudson looked like most of the plays he had made prior. In all, the quarterback racked up 199 yards on 21 carries and added four touchdowns. That was just on the ground. He passed for another 411 yards and his only throwing touchdown came on the first play of the game.He helped the Cardinals (2-0, 1-0) set a school and ACC record for yards of offense in a game. Jackson became the second player in FBS history to record 400 passing yards and 150 rush yards in a game. He was one rushing yard short of becoming the first player in FBS history to run for 400 yards and pass for 200 yards in one game.Jessica Sheldon | Photo Editor“He took plays that against a lot of other running quarterbacks may go 15 yards, he took them 80,” SU linebacker Zaire Franklin said.The first sequence of the game was a signature sequence from Jackson. On the very first play, Louisville ran play action to suck the safeties in. UofL wide receiver James Quick ran a deep seam route that split safeties Kielan Whitner and Antwan Cordy. The ball dropped right in Quick’s hands before he ran the rest of the way to the end zone.On the second drive, just two minutes later, Jackson launched a 61-yard pass to receiver Jaylen Smith before scampering into the end zone untouched from 7 yards out.Finally, another two minutes later, Jackson broke out of the pocket, made Whitner miss with a little juke move and ran 72 yards for a touchdown.In three drives and fewer than five minutes, Jackson had racked up 212 of his eventual 610 yards and three of his five touchdowns.“The first play was very well protected. Lamar was perfect on his set, James (Quick) ran a great route and it was a perfect strike to put the ball in the end zone,” Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino said. “Then we came and I felt like we needed to keep going.”On a couple occasions, Jackson put throws right where they were supposed to be that his receivers dropped, but he rarely missed a throw. The only big mistake Jackson made was on a throw to a receiver who wasn’t looking. Syracuse safety Daivon Ellison jumped the route and intercepted the pass.Other than those plays, it didn’t matter whether Syracuse pressured him or let him stay in the pocket. When the Orange blitzed, Jackson scrambled for first downs. And when SU only sent a four- or three-man rush, Jackson had a clean pocket to throw out of.“The one play I remember is I saw three guys in exactly the right position and it didn’t matter,” Babers said. “What do you do to that? If you’re two yards outside the guy so he can’t outrun you and you’re two yards outside the guy and you say, ‘Why don’t you go four yards outside the guy?’ He’ll go up inside and you’ll never get a chance for him. I saw some guys exactly in the right spot and they just couldn’t make the play.”“What do you remember about that team?” Babers said later. “One guy.” Comments Published on September 10, 2016 at 3:13 am Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Wwoooooooop!!! https://t.co/NppTu2QTMx— LeadingNFL (@LeadingNFL) September 10, 2016AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img As Lamar Jackson ran toward the pylon in the end zone, Cordell Hudson approached the quarterback. Just like most of the other SU defenders on Friday night, he whiffed.Jackson was rarely there when linebackers and lineman dove in for a tackle — he had juked left, right, sometimes backward. But when Hudson dove in, Jackson jumped over him.“You better hope he makes the Hall of Fame so you have a signature picture or something,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said of Hudson getting hurdled. Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse football gets demolished in 62-28 loss to LouisvilleSyracuse football: Amba Etta-Tawo continues hot start to Orange career against No. 13 LouisvilleSyracuse football’s Steven Clark on Louisville injuries: ‘I’m sure some of them were fake’Syracuse football’s secondary takes hit against Louisville with injuries to Antwan Cordy and Juwan DowelsSyracuse football: Breaking down Louisville’s powerful performance with graphicslast_img read more