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Vermont ranks second in stimulus-related job growth

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first_imgVermont has had the second highest success in the nation in creating new jobs with federal stimulus funds. It also ranks 12th in stimulus-related funding per capita. Meanwhile, in a new analysis conducted by Onvia, the leader in gBusiness solutions and the creator of Recovery.org, reveals that the “Recovery Summer” being promoted by the White House is poised to usher in a wave of new jobs in the second half of this year.For a complete look at the heat map visit:http://promotions.onvia.com/documents/map_arra_private_sector_jobs_impac(link is external)…To date, only one-third of the Recovery Act’s $275 billion that is allocated for projects to create private sector jobs on Main Street has been awarded. The remaining $218 billion represents a substantial amount of new projects that are about to get under way across the U.S.Top line findings:714,589 private sector jobs have been supported nationwide by Recovery Act project spending since its passage. These do not include public sector jobs created by stimulus grants to states and those paid by the government. Recovery Act project spending in 2010 is expected to generate a 27 percent increase in this figure by the end of 2010.$57.5 billion has been awarded to private sector contractors to fulfill Recovery Act projects, just one-third of the $275 billion allocated for private sector projects.Arkansas, North Carolina, Colorado, Maryland and Pennsylvania are the top five states for ARRA project per capita spending-to-date. Wisconsin, Illinois, Tennessee, Nevada and Utah are the bottom five states.North Carolina, Vermont, Illinois, and Nevada are projected to be the top five states for private sector job creation resulting from ARRA project contract awards in the remainder of 2010. Maryland, Wyoming, Alabama, Alaska and Oregon are projected to be the bottom five states.These findings were derived from Onvia’s data through August 11, 2010 – approximately 18 months since the stimulus money began flowing into the states. For a complete look at the heat map and report please visit: http://promotions.onvia.com/documents/Recovery_Summer_Update_by_Onvia.pd(link is external)…”Onvia’s analysis shows that while job creation since the Recovery Act’s passage has been slow to take hold on Main Street, job creation in the remainder of 2010 is expected to turn around with lagging states seeing an increase of 50 to 100 percent or more in private sector job creation,” said Michael Balsam, Onvia chief strategy officer. “The best way for businesses to accelerate job growth in their states is to become part of the gBusiness marketplace, take part in the bid process, prepare for a wave of contract awards and follow these projects all the way through completion.As of August 11th, 2010, Onvia was tracking roughly 72,000 Recovery Act projects valued at $150 billion, of which 24,500 projects totaling $57 billion had been awarded to contractors.About OnviaFor more than 12 years Onvia (Nasdaq: ONVI), the gBusiness Innovator, has been successfully delivering the research, analytics and tools required for companies to succeed at the intersection of business and government, or gBusiness, market. Onvia tracks, analyzes and reports the spending of more than 89,000 federal, state and local government agencies, giving companies a single source for conducting open, intelligent and efficient business with government. Along with providing an exclusive suite of integrated business tools, Onvia is also the creator of Recovery.org, a website that tracks economic recovery-funded projects, and DemandStar, the automated system that streamlines agency procurement processes. For information about Onvia visit www.onvia.com(link is external).SOURCE Onvia.com, Inc. SEATTLE/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — 8.17.2010last_img read more

The Latest: Australia rugby league tour of England canceled

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first_imgAll first-division matches in the Spanish league are expected to be played without fans until the end of the season.Government officials believe some fans will be allowed back by next season with restrictions.___The International Tennis Federation and four Grand Slam tournaments are pledging more than $300,000 in financial support for wheelchair athletes and national event hosts affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic.Wheelchair tennis players who earned under $100,000 in prize money last year and meet certain ranking requirements can apply for a grant under the program. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The first England-Australia rugby league series in 17 years has been canceled. The conference said each school can use its own discretion in deciding when athletes return to campus. The Big 12 had suspended all team activities, voluntary or required, because of the coronavirus pandemic through May 31. As of June 1, new rules go into effect. In-person required and voluntary team activities are still banned for all athletes from June 1-14.Football players can resume voluntary on-campus activity on June 15. Other fall sport athletes can begin voluntary on-campus activity on July 1. Basketball players can participate in on-campus voluntary activities, starting July 6, and all other sports can resume voluntary activities on campus on July 15.Virtual or online supervised workouts and skill instruction is still not permitted. All required virtual or online activities, such as film study, are limited to eight hours per week and only on-field coaches may conduct those sessions.___The Japanese MotoGP has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. There is still not date set for the return of soccer in Brazil.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 England’s Rugby Football League and the Australian Rugby League Commission made the joint announcement.England was to play Australia at Bolton on Oct 31, at Leeds on Nov. 7, and for the first time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Nov. 14.The series was canceled because of the uncertainty over global travel, and the need to extend both countries’ domestic seasons, stalled by the pandemic.Both governing bodies are committed to planning a series in 2022, after the Rugby League World Cup in England in 2021.___ June 1, 2020 The Latest: Australia rugby league tour of England canceled The wheelchair tennis tour has been suspended since March and at least until the end of July because of the COVID-19 outbreak.More than 85 ITF-sanctioned wheelchair events have been postponed or canceled.___Italian soccer authorities are considering the possibility of allowing fans into stadiums starting next month.The Italian league is set to resume on June 20 with no spectators allowed. There are also strict rules limiting the number of people in the stadium to 300. That includes both teams, staff and journalists. The president of Spanish soccer club Las Palmas says fans may be allowed in to watch the team’s second-division match against Girona on June 13 in the Canary Islands.Miguel Ángel Ramírez has told the club’s official radio station the official announcement could be made next week.Spain has been gradually easing confinement restrictions across the country and the Canary Islands has been one of the most advanced regions controlling the coronavirus outbreak.Ramírez says Spanish health authorities will have the final say on whether fans will be allowed at the Gran Canaria Stadium.Details were not immediately announced but about a third of the 32,000-capacity venue could be open to fans. Italian media are reporting that the soccer federation could discuss the possibility of increasing that number and permitting a vastly reduced number of fans.Federation president Gabriele Gravina says “it’s something I really wish for with all my heart.”Gravina says “it’s unthinkable that in a stadium that can hold 60,000 there’s not space for a small percentage of fans with the necessary precautions.”___The Big 12 Conference announced its schools can begin bringing athletes back to campus, with the resumption of voluntary activities starting June 15 for football players. The race was scheduled for Oct. 18 at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit. Organizers say they hope to return to the same venue next year.Japan has a big presence in the sport and is the home of manufacturers Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki.Organizers say this is first time since 1986 that Japan will not host a race.MotoGP says it is trying to restart the season with races staying in Europe until mid-November. A race in Japan after that would be too late in the season.___ Brazilian soccer club Vasco da Gama says 16 of its players have tested positive for the coronavirus.The Rio de Janeiro club says the positive results came after tests were conducted on about 250 people.Three players have already recovered and the others remain separated from the group.The club says it will begin a series of medical evaluations on squad members.Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro said Sunday one player in each squad tested positive. Atlético said Ecuadorean midfielder Juan Cazares had the virus. Cruzeiro announced that forward Vinícius Popó was infected. Associated Press last_img read more