SBA kicks off National Small Business Week 2011

first_img7:30 pm ‘ 11:00 pm      Champion Award Winners GalaMandarin Oriental, Grand BallroomSponsored by Visa and AvayaSpeakers: Deputy Administrator Johns, Cathy Hughes Media Contacts:         Dennis Byrne                    Cecelia Taylor                                                 dennis.byrne@sba.gov(link sends e-mail)            cecelia.taylor@sba.gov(link sends e-mail)                                                  (202) 205-6567                  (202) 401-3059 Small Business Week 2011 sponsors and cosponsors include: Association of Small Business Development Companies, AT&T, AVAYA, CareerBuilder, Dun & Bradstreet, Google, International Franchise Association, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, National Association of Development Companies,  National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, National Association of Small Business Investment Companies, National Association for the Self-Employed, National Small Business Association, Nomadic Display, Northrop Grumman, Office Depot, Raytheon, Sam’s Club, SCORE, The Neat Company, Verio, Visa, the Wall Street Journal, and Women Impacting Public Policy. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s participation in this cosponsored activity does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any cosponsor’s, donor’s, grantee’s, contractor’s or participant’s opinions, products, or services. All SBA programs and cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance, by contacting sbw@sba.gov(link sends e-mail). Cosponsorship Authorization #SBW2011.# # # 10:00 am ‘ 12:00 pm     Forum #3: Exporting Tools for SuccessMandarin Oriental, Oriental Ballroom 12:30 pm ‘ 2:30 pm      National Awards Luncheon Honoring State Small Business WinnersMandarin Oriental, Grand BallroomSponsored by Sam’s ClubSpeakers: SBA Administrator Mills, Valerie B. Jarrett 2:30 pm ‘ 4:00 pm       Networking Time ‘ Visit Sponsor Tables, SBA Officials and the Cyber CaféMandarin Oriental Exhibit Areas The nation’s top entrepreneurs will gather this week to be recognized for their entrepreneurship, growth and success during the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week celebration, May 18-20, 2011, in Washington, DC.  Under the theme Empowering Entrepreneurs,’ the three-day event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Conference Center will highlight business owners from 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, whose business achievements have contributed to job creation, the economy and to the nation’s recovery.  The National Small Business Person of the Year will be named from this group on Friday, May 20.Awards will also be presented for notable achievements in disaster recovery, government procurement, small business advocacy, and to top-performing SBA resource and lending partners.Featured Speakers at National Small Business Week will include:Administrator Karen Mills, U.S. Small Business AdministrationDeputy Administrator Marie Johns, U.S. Small Business AdministrationValerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Chair of theWhite House Council on Women and GirlsU.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island)U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu (D-Louisiana)Gail McGovern, President and CEO, American Red CrossCathy Hughes, Founder and Chairperson of Radio One Inc., and Chair ofSBA’s Advisory Council on Underserved CommunitiesSteve Case, Co-founder of AOL and Chair of Startup America PartnershipBill Rancic, Reality Show Star, Executive Producer and AuthorSeth Goldman, President and TeaEO, Honest Tea National Small Business Week will also feature a series of small business forums that are open to the public.  The forums address real-world topics that affect small businesses, including Growing Your Business While on the Go, Social Media, Exporting Tools for Success and Strategies for High Growth, High Impact Firms. The public can register for the free forums onsite starting at 1:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 18.  Events during National Small Business Week can be viewed virtually through SBA’s free, live webcasting accessible online at www.nationalsmallbusinessweek.com/webcast.php(link is external).  Visit www.NationalSmallBusinessWeek.com(link is external) to register for forums, and for the full Small Business Week schedule.  A list of the 2011 state winners can be found online athttp://nationalsmallbusinessweek.com/index.php?page=winners(link is external). Nation Small Business Week 2011 Schedule of Events(Subject to Change)Wednesday, May 181:00 pm ‘ 6:00 pm       Registration OpenMandarin Oriental Hotel, Pre-Function AreaSponsored by Microsoft2:30 pm ‘ 4:30 pm       Growing Your Business While on the Go – A Road Warrior’s PerspectiveMandarin Oriental, Oriental BallroomSponsored by AT&T and SCORESpeaker: Bill Rancic Thursday, May 198:00 am ‘ 5:00 pm       Registration OpenMandarin Oriental Hotel, Pre-Function AreaSponsored by Microsoft8:00 am ‘ 5:00 pm       Cyber Café OpenMandarin Oriental, Hillwood RoomSponsored by Google8:30 am ‘ 9:45 am       National Awards Breakfast Honoring Procurement Award WinnersMandarin Oriental, Grand BallroomSponsored by Raytheon10:00 am ‘ 11:15 am      Forum #1: Social Media: Get Your Business Connected Mandarin Oriental, Oriental BallroomSponsored by Intuit11:30 am ‘12:45 pm      Forum #2:  Strategies for High Growth, High Impact FirmsMandarin Oriental, Oriental BallroomSponsored by CareerbuilderSpeaker: Seth Goldman1:00 pm ‘ 2:30 pm       Phoenix Awards LuncheonMandarin Oriental, Grand BallroomSponsored by Sam’s ClubSpeaker: Sen. Jack Reed 2:30 pm ‘ 5:00 pm       Networking Time ‘ Visit Sponsor Tables, SBA Officials and the Cyber CafeMandarin Oriental Exhibit Areas6:00 pm ‘ 8:00 pm       Congressional Reception Hart Senate Office Building, Room SH-902Speaker: Sen. Mary L. Landrieu Friday, May 208:00 am ‘ 2:00 pm       Registration OpenMandarin Oriental Hotel, Pre-Function AreaSponsored by Microsoft8:00 am ‘ 5:00 pm       Cyber Café OpenMandarin Oriental, Hillwood RoomSponsored by Google 8:30 am ‘ 9:45 am       Breakfast Honoring the Entrepreneurial Development and Lender Award WinnersMandarin Oriental, Grand BallroomSponsored by Northrop GrummanSpeaker: Steve Case last_img read more

Paraguayan security forces seize large amounts of cocaine and marijuana

first_img Paraguay’s National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD) seized 3.4 tons of marijuana and 1.1 kilograms of cocaine in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, in the department of Amambay. The marijuana and cocaine were stashed in a residence and would have been smuggled into Brazil, according to a SENAD report. SENAD is investigating to learn the identity of the drug traffickers. Security forces made the seizure less than four months after SENAD confiscated more than 100 tons of marijuana in Pedro Juan Caballero that were packaged and ready to be trafficked into Brazil. During that operation, they also destroyed 174 hectares of marijuana plants, which could have yielded more than 500 tons of marijuana. By Dialogo September 09, 2014 Colombian Army eradicates 215,000 coca plants Mexico – U.S. drug ring dismantled center_img The Colombian Army said they eradicated 215,000 coca plants it suspects belonged to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the department of Cauca. Soldiers from Task Force Apolo carried out the operation in the village of Las Brisas in the municipality of Buenos Aires. The Army’s Third Division said in a statement that soldiers suspect the coca belonged to the FARC’s Miller Perdomo Column. Coca is the primary ingredient used to produce cocaine. Colombian security forces carried out several successful operations against suspected FARC drug operations during the summer. In June, Colombian counter-narcotics police destroyed two cocaine laboratories and seized more than 810 kilograms of cocaine worth more than $1.5 million (USD). Police said they suspect the laboratories and cocaine belonged to the FARC’s Jacobo Arenas Column. Police destroyed the facilities and seized the cocaine as part of Operation Republic 42 in the Cauca villages of Agua Blanca and Comedulce. Officers also confiscated 600 kilograms of calcium chloride, a solution that’s used to make cocaine. In the U.S. state of Florida, authorities arrested three suspects in connection with the seizure of more than four kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, according to Lee Bentley, the U.S. Attorney for the middle district of Florida. Bentley made the announcement on Sept. 5. The arrests and seizure of crystal methamphetamine broke up a drug trafficking ring that was transporting crystal methamphetamine from México to Florida. Federal authorities identified the suspects as Luis Acosta, 34, of Crescent City, Fla.; Juan Espinoza, 33, of Crescent City; and Enrique Muñoz, 41, of Del Rio, Texas. Each of the suspects are facing a possible maximum sentence of life in prison if they are convicted of federal charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. U.S. authorities arrested the three suspects in the city of Jacksonville during “Operation Glass House.” The methamphetamine seized was worth about $750,000 (USD). Authorities accuse Acosta, Muñoz, and Espinoza of engaging in a conspiracy to obtain and distribute methamphetamine across state lines. The methamphetamine ultimately was distributed throughout northeast Florida, according to U.S. federal court documents. “Methamphetamine, you know, is a tremendous problem in many parts of Florida,” Bentley said during a press conference. “It is in Putnam County, but the operation we conducted here is a success and is going to go a long way in tamping back the problem. We want drug dealers bringing meth and other poisons into Putnam County to know that federal law enforcers are absolutely committed to investigating and prosecuting these individuals to the fullest extent of the law.”last_img read more

Eto’o warns Barcelona over a bid for Arsenal captain

first_img He told AS: “With space, Mané and Aubameyang are killing you. “But at Barça, you need players who can move around in small spaces. read also:Eto’o plan to help 100,000 in Cameroon during coronavirus “I am thinking of players who could adapt to Barça and it is not easy to find one…” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Eto’o also insists Liverpool ace Sadio Mane wouldn’t suit Barca’s system.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Most Expensive Mistakes In The History Of MankindCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayAlbino Animals: A Rare Kind Of Ultimate BeautyA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Barcelona hero, Samuel Eto’o, has warned his old club about a move for Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.last_img read more