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Five Alleged Brazilian Drug Traffickers Arrested in Paraguay

first_imgBy Dialogo March 28, 2011 On 24 March, anti-drug agents arrested five alleged Brazilian drug traffickers suspected of forming the criminal group known as the ‘First Capital Commando’ (PCC), which operates in São Paulo, a police report indicated. The five are Guilherme de Matos Palmeira Couto, 23 years old, Milton Dalis Mendes Couto (55), Jorge Carneiro (25), Olvier Giovanni da Silva (27), and Paulo Augusto de Sousa (28). The operation took place in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, on the land border with the town of Ponta Porá, Brazil, 550 km to the northeast, according to the report. The anti-drug police also seized vehicles, weapons (including an AR-15 machine gun), bullets, and several packets of marijuana from them. The PCC supplies the city of São Paulo with cocaine and marijuana and is controlled from the prisons of São Paulo state, according to the Brazilian police.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces $20.7 Million in Approved Funding for Seven Business Development Projects, Supporting More Than 1,100 Jobs

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced seven new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), totaling more than $20.7 million in funding to support business growth in Pennsylvania that will lead to the creation and retention of more than 1,145 jobs.“Projects like those approved today not only propel business development efforts across the state, but they also enhance the quality of life of Pennsylvanians, all while creating and retaining jobs,” said Governor Wolf. “Specifically, through our new Pipeline Investment Program, we are finally able to provide access to low-cost, clean-burning natural gas to unserved areas in Susquehanna County, saving families and businesses thousands each year and giving the area an advantage when attracting new business. Today’s approvals are a win for these regions – and a win for the commonwealth.”At today’s CFA meeting, one project was approved for funding under the Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE), and six projects were approved for funding under the Business in Our Sites (BOS) program:PIPESusquehanna County$442,274 grant to Leatherstocking Gas Company, LLC, for the extension of a gas line to serve the Borough of Montrose and Township of Bridgewater. The project, with a total estimated cost of $884,548, is anticipated to create 100 jobs and retain 80 jobs.BOSBlair CountyMartinsburg Borough was awarded an $81,045 grant and a $143,097 loan to assist in the redevelopment of an abandoned automobile sales building on 1.26 acres in Martinsburg Borough. BOS funds will be used for acquisition, demolition, water and sewer infrastructure, sidewalks, ramps, curbing, parking, engineering, inspections, and administrative costs. The project, with a total estimated cost of $294,142, is anticipated to create 10 jobs and retain 25 jobs.Chester CountyThe Chester County Industrial Development Authority was awarded a $2,153,570 grant and a $3,230,357 loan to assist with the Coatesville Gateway Redevelopment project in the City of Coatesville. BOS funds will be used for acquisition, environmental remediation, demolition, roads, streets, excavation and grading, utilities, landscaping, and engineering. The project, with a total estimated cost of $21,637,305, is anticipated to create 90 jobs.Clarion CountyThe Clarion County Industrial Authority was awarded a $1,033,214 grant and a $4,256,952 loan to assist in the redevelopment of the former Clarion Owens-Illinois Glass Plant located in Clarion Borough. BOS funds will be used for the installation of utilities, site lighting, roads and streets, water and sewer infrastructure, demolition, remediation, excavation and grading, engineering, and legal costs. The project, with a total estimated cost of $39,699,901, is anticipated to create more than 100 jobs.Lackawanna CountyBlakelyRidge, LLC was awarded a $2,918,510 loan for the acquisition of land and the development of the NEPA Wellness Center in Blakely Borough. BOS funds will be used for acquisitions, roads and streets, water and sewer infrastructure, utilities, excavation and grading, professional services, engineering, permitting fees, signage, and landscaping. The project, with a total estimated cost of $3,954,610, is anticipated to create 250 jobs.Lancaster County2221 Noll Drive, LLC was awarded a $2,516,239 loan to assist with Phase 3 of the development of Lime Spring Square, located in East Hempfield Township. BOS funds will be used for water and sewer infrastructure, landscaping, earthwork, storm water management facilities, off-site and on-site transportation improvements, and floodplain restoration. The project, with a total estimated cost of $4,551,056, is anticipated to create 210 jobs.Northampton CountyThe Green Knight Economic Development Corporation was awarded a $1,577,712 grant and a $2,366,572 loan to assist with the development of the Green Knight Industrial Park II located in Wind Gap Borough. BOS funds will be used for the installation of roads and streets, water and sewer infrastructure, utilities, demolition, excavation and grading, and engineering. The project, with a total estimated cost of $4,938,717, is anticipated to create 280 jobs.For more information about CFA and to view a complete list of approved projects, visit dced.pa.gov. May 25, 2017center_img Governor Wolf Announces $20.7 Million in Approved Funding for Seven Business Development Projects, Supporting More Than 1,100 Jobslast_img read more

Help wanted: City of Wellington accepting applications for Park Laborer- Downtown Landscaping position

first_imgThe City of Wellington is accepting applications for a Park Laborer-Downtown Landscaping position which generally involves routine manual labor including activities such as watering, fertilizing, planting, removing and trimming grasses, plants/flowers, hedges, trees and shrubs in the Wellington downtown area.Applicants must have a working knowledge of different types of plantings and appropriate maintenance techniques preferred.This is a seasonal position with flexible work hours between March and October. Salary range $9.53 to $13.82, DOQ.  Qualified applicants please apply at www.hrepartners.com or City Clerk’s Office, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152  by 5:00, Friday, March 31, 2014.  EOE, Drug-free workplace.last_img read more