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05/06/2021 - Coffee Talk! Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Join us for Coffee Talk on Thursday, May 6th as we learn about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). Dan Rickman of the Small Business Administration will talk to us about the significance of this fund and answer questions you might have. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration will begin portal registrations on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. EDT and open applications on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EDT for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. 

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

For the first 21 days that the program is open, the SBA will prioritize funding applications from businesses owned and controlled by women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. All eligible applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as the portal opens. Following the 21 days, all eligible applications will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. The series provides an opportunity to learn from our guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to current business conditions with a question and answer format. 

 

05/06/2021 - Coffee Talk! Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Join us for Coffee Talk on Thursday, May 6th as we learn about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). Dan Rickman of the Small Business Administration will talk to us about the significance of this fund and answer questions you might have. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration will begin portal registrations on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. EDT and open applications on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EDT for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. 

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

For the first 21 days that the program is open, the SBA will prioritize funding applications from businesses owned and controlled by women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. All eligible applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as the portal opens. Following the 21 days, all eligible applications will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Coffee Talk is a web-based series hosted by the Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce. The series provides an opportunity to learn from our guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to current business conditions with a question and answer format. 

 

05/19/2021 - Poultry 101: Raising Chicks, Ducklings & Poults

Springtime is the time of year to begin raising poultry. This online class, through Zoom, is structured for beginners to learn the basics of raising chicks, ducklings and poults from start to finish. The webinar will include information on the best management practices, bird care, production models, processing, and marketing of poultry. register https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpde2oqjovH9e0HMYPi4tbFkUzTtLRinvy For more information call/email Gabby Wormuth at 315-788-8450 or grw67@cornell.edu


06/02/2021 - Intro To Value-Added Dairy Processing

In recent years, dairies have seen decreased market prices. One option for farms to differentiate is small scale processing with direct to consumer sales. Options for value-added dairy processing might include farm branded bottled milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, and ice cream. Topics include local and USDA food safety requirements, marketing, basic processing procedures, and start-up resources. Register https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvce6rrDopHt0dYqhmC_DUkEtH7dSXMA-n For more information: call/email Gabby Wormuuth at 315-788-8450 or grw67@cornell.edu


06/02/2021 - Intro To Value-Added Dairy Processing

In recent years, dairies have seen decreased market prices. One option for farms to differentiate is small scale processing with direct to consumer sales. Options for value-added dairy processing might include farm branded bottled milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, and ice cream. Topics include local and USDA food safety requirements, marketing, basic processing procedures, and start-up resources. Register https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvce6rrDopHt0dYqhmC_DUkEtH7dSXMA-n For more information: call/email Gabby Wormuuth at 315-788-8450 or grw67@cornell.edu


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NCAA Relocating 2021 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Sites


The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee announced today the relocation of 13 predetermined preliminary round sites for the 2021 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

In recent weeks, the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee has engaged in a thorough contingency planning process to determine the most effective way to conduct a safe and healthy March Madness for all participants for the 2021 championship. Through these discussions, it became apparent to the committee that conducting the championship at 13 preliminary round sites spread throughout the country would be very difficult to execute in the current pandemic environment. The committee has decided the championship should be held in a single geographic area to enhance the safety and well-being of the event.

As a result, NCAA staff are in preliminary talks with the State of Indiana and the city of Indianapolis to potentially host the 68-team tournament around the metropolitan area during the coordinated dates in March and April. Indianapolis was already slated to host the Men’s Final Four from April 3-5, 2021.

“My committee colleagues and I did not come lightly to the difficult decision to relocate the preliminary rounds of the 2021 tournament, as we understand the disappointment 13 communities will feel to miss out on being part of March Madness next year,” said Mitch Barnhart, chair of the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee and University of Kentucky athletics director. “With the University of Kentucky slated to host first- and second-round games in March, this is something that directly impacts our school and community, so we certainly share in their regret. The committee and staff deeply appreciate the efforts of all the host institutions and conferences, and we look forward to bringing the tournament back to the impacted sites in future years.”

The committee emphasized the importance of conducting the championship in a manageable geographic area that limits travel and provides a safe and controlled environment with competition and practice venues, medical resources and lodging for teams and officials all within proximity of one another.

“We have learned so much from monitoring other successful sporting events in the last several months, and it became clear it’s not feasible to manage this complex championship in so many different states with the challenges presented by the pandemic,” said Dan Gavitt, NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball. “However, we are developing a solid plan to present a safe, responsible and fantastic March Madness tournament unlike any other we’ve experienced.”

“The committee and staff have thoughtfully monitored the pandemic to develop potential contingency plans,” said Mark Emmert, NCAA President. “The Board of Governors and my top priorities are to protect the health and well-being of college athletes while also maintaining their opportunity to compete at the highest level. These principles have guided the decision-making process as we continue to assess how to have a fair and safe championship experience.”

CBS Sports and Turner Sports will continue to distribute all 67 games of the tournament across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV and their digital platforms.

The post NCAA Relocating 2021 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Sites first appeared on News Time Global.


Dallas Cowboys Back In Playoff Hunt


The Cowboys snapped a four-game losing streak, won a road game for the first time this season and put themselves in the NFC East race with six games to play.

On Sunday, Dalton threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Dalton Schultz with 1:37 to play for the winning score, four weeks after suffering the first concussion of his career and three weeks after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Cowboys could be in first place in the NFC East with a win on Thanksgiving against the Washington Football Team.

After 10 games, no team in the division has more than three wins. The Eagles, who lost to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, are in first place with a 3-6-1 record. The Cowboys, Giants (who were idle Sunday) and Washington are all 3-7, but the Giants hold the tiebreaker, followed by Washington and the Cowboys.

To claim first place in the division, the Cowboys would need back-to-back wins for the first time under McCarthy, and the first time since they opened the 2019 season with three straight wins.

Few people expected the Cowboys to win Sunday. But the Dallas defense came up with two takeaways, leading to nine points in the first half, and two key fourth-quarter stops. The offense was able to score four touchdowns in a game for the first time since losing Dak Prescott. Dallas entered Sunday with just two touchdowns in the four games without Prescott.

Behind an offensive line that was using its seventh different starting combination that included Pro Bowl guard Zack Martin at right tackle, Elliott also came up big, finishing with his first 100-yard game of the season, rushing for 103 yards on 21 carries, setting up Tony Pollard’s 42-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Elliott also had a receiving touchdown.

Rookie receiver CeeDee Lamb made a Dez Bryant-like touchdown grab in the first half and impacted the game more than his four catches for 34 yards would indicate.

In the end, the Dallas defense came up with two key stops in the fourth quarter to set up Dalton’s winning drive and end a potential tying drive by Minnesota.

The post Dallas Cowboys Back In Playoff Hunt first appeared on News Time Global.


‘CUSE TO OPEN SEASON WITH BRYANT ON NOV. 27

Syracuse will conduct its men’s basketball season opener when it hosts Bryant on Friday, November 27, in the Carrier Dome. The game tip time has not been determined.
Series Notes

  • This will mark the first-ever meeting between Syracuse and Bryant in men’s basketball.

Coach Jared Grasso enters his third year at the helm of Bryant. Grasso and the Bulldogs finished the 2019 campaign with a 15-17 record, good for their highest season win total since 2014-15. Bryant’s season concluded in March following a loss to Saint Francis, 87-61, in the NEC Quarterfinal. The Bulldogs feature former Liverpool High School standout Charles Pride. The Syracuse native and 2017 New York State Champion scored 8.2 points and 5.0 rebounds for Bryant during his freshman campaign last season.

Syracuse was 18-14 and had won its first ACC Tournament game before the national pandemic ended the college basketball season. Syracuse returns four of five starters, including junior guard Buddy Boeheim (15.3 ppg.). Coach Jim Boeheim is in his 45th season in charge of the program at his alma mater.

Syracuse men’s basketball tickets are not available at this time. Questions about tickets may be answered by visiting Cuse.com/Tickets, by phone at 888-DOMETIX (888-366-3849), or by linking to these frequently asked questions.

Syracuse University Athletics remains committed to doing everything it can to support and protect the health, safety and well-being of our student-athletes, our staff and the campus and Syracuse communities. All decisions will be science-based and informed by public health and guidance as provided by county, state and public health officials.

If fans are permitted to attend games – in some capacity – Syracuse Athletics will announce plans for spectators to secure admission to the events. Fans will be required to sit in their socially-distanced seat locations and wear a face covering.


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The Single Guy Blog

My New Dream Girl

Well it has been a while since I posted. I guess after finding out my dream girl was having a baby by another guy I just wasn’t in the mood to post. But I’m back folks! So I have a new dream girl. It is a bit of a long story so sit back,pour a cup of coffee and relax. So I have been stalking the Facebook page of the bar I use to work at-ya know how a single guys does when he has no life. I saw some pictures of a beautiful girl that bartends there. Blond hair,beautiful smile…just perfect. Of course I figured I would never have a chance with her-specially since she is about 20 years younger. But a guy can dream right? So a couple days ago I was looking around seekingarrangements to see if anyone new had signed up and who do I see? Yep that girl! We will call her…Tanya…So I figured hey send her a message who knows what might happen. She sent me a message back and we sent a few more messages back and forth. I gave her my number and SURPRISE she sends me a text! So we have been talking for a couple days now. She even says she likes older guys and not the young military guys that come into the bar where she works. We are planning on meeting this week. So we will see what happens…I have my fingers crossed and won’t be surprised if she disappears before we actually meet….but I might just actually have found my future wife-or she may just “ghost” on me like so many flakey girls do. Stay tuned..maybe the Single Guy won’t be single much longer!


Whats Really News Blog

Boston 72 Weekend Update and Public Journal for Monday, May 10, 2021

Data includes 72–Hour-Period Beginning Friday @ 10AM through Monday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 3

Street Robberies: 5
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 6
Vehicle Recoveries: 4
Vehicle Breaks: 14

Residential Break-ins: 0
Commercial Break-ins: 2

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.


Stable And Farm Blog

Farmland renters may enjoy added growth and opportunities

Not only is renting farmland a necessity for most farmers, but done right, it can create more opportunities.


Farmland renters may enjoy added growth and opportunities

Not only is renting farmland a necessity for most farmers, but done right, it can create more opportunities.


John Deere Introduces the John Deere Protect™ Service Plan

To better support customers through improved aftermarket and support capabilities, John Deere announces its service program for construction equipment, John Deere Protect™ Service Plan ("John Deere Protect").


John Deere Introduces the John Deere Protect™ Service Plan

To better support customers through improved aftermarket and support capabilities, John Deere announces its service program for construction equipment, John Deere Protect™ Service Plan ("John Deere Protect").


Government of Canada and Government of Prince Edward Island invest to support upgrades at Amalgamated Dairies Limited

Food processors rely on modern equipment to remain competitive, enhance efficiency and boost productivity. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that they have access to the necessary support to ensure they are well-positioned for the future.