The US Small Business Administration (SBA) is accepting nominations for the 2011 Vermont Small Business Awards. Each year, SBA showcases and recognizes successful and inspiring small business owners and business champions.Nominators may submit a one-page nomination letter, in any format, to the SBA Vermont District Office by October 15, 2010. Candidates who advance to the final selection stage will be asked to submit a nomination packet. State winners are eligible to compete for regional and national honors.Each winner will be recognized at a spring gala event, hosted by Vermont Business Magazine, and attended by SBA, the governor, state congressional staff, lenders, the media and other members of the business community. Katy Lesser of Healthy Living was last year’s winner. (2010 Winner Story, PHOTOS, VIDEO)The SBA Vermont District Office is accepting nominations for the following award categories:o Small Business Person of the Yearo Small Business Exporter of the Yearo Young Entrepreneur of the Yearo Entrepreneurial Success Awardo Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Small Business of the Yearo Vermont Micro-Enterprise of the Yearo Financial Services Champion of the Yearo Veteran Small Business Champion of the Yearo Home-Based Business Champion of the Yearo Women in Business Champion of the Yearo Minority Small Business Champion of the YearFor a nomination form and award criteria, see the Vermont 2011 Small Business Awards Nomination Form at www.sba.gov/vt(link is external) or call 802-828-4422 to have one mailed.All nominations must be mailed (or faxed to 802-828-4485) to the U.S. Small Business Administration, P.O. Box 605, Montpelier, VT 05601-0605. The deadline for submission is October 15, 2010.
Cristiano Ronaldo agreed a remarkable transfer back to Manchester United in 2013 before Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement halted those plans. “And to be fair, when I speak with Cristiano, I ask him and he said yes to the boss, and was coming to join United. He told me this.” But as Sir Alex retired, Ronaldo would stay at Madrid with Bale joining him in the Spanish capital, breaking the transfer record in an £85m move. Evra said Ferguson’s retirement was the hardest moment in his career, and revealed the Scot had to apologise to Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa for leaving just a season after signing the pair. He said: “When we arrived at Carrington, I see all those cameras and I was like: ‘Wow, someone has done something wrong. Maybe a player is the story again! Someone has done something wrong, we are in trouble.’ “But we arrived and people said, ‘Guys, you have to stay in the dressing room because the boss wants to have a chat’. And when the boss came into the dressing room to talk to everyone, it’s never good news. read also:Here’s how Ronaldo, family returned to Turin with convoy of cars “He came, and he said, ‘I’m really sorry. Some people have said that I’m going to retire even before I say it myself. That’s why you saw all those cameras. But I will retire because my wife needs me’. “He apologised to Van Persie, he apologised to Shinji, because he just brought them. He apologised to them especially.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneEveryone Was Stunned To See How Little Anakin Looks TodayThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations United legend Patrice Evra revealed Sir Alex wanted to re-sign Ronaldo, who had moved to Real Madrid in 2009 in a then-record £80million deal. Part of Ferguson’s plans to win the Champions League also involved the transfer of Gareth Bale, who at the time was at Tottenham. But then Ferguson – who had just won the Premier League title – was forced to confirm to his players that he would in fact be retiring. And according to Evra, Ronaldo had told him he wanted to return to United before Sir Alex walked away from management. He said on the UTD Podcast: “I remember there was a lot of media saying Ferguson will maybe retire next year, and he said, ‘Patrice, I will never retire. I will be here another 10 years’. “He then said: ‘My target is I’m 99 per cent sure we will have Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. I just need these two players to win the Champions League again. Ninety-nine per cent.’
Photo: The young boy is pictured with his family, rescuers and the truck he floated down the river in – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caUpdate – for more on this story, click here- Advertisement -A youngster is lucky to be alive after going missing on the Peace River Sunday morning. Shortly before nine, Fort St. John RCMP responded to a report of a missing child at Peace Island Park. Police were told that a three year old boy was last seen in the area at around 7:30. Police Dog Services and the Provincial Emergency Program were called in to assist police in the search. Shortly before 10, a river boat located the boy about ten to twelve kilometres east of the park on the Peace River. The child was found atop of his battery powered toy truck in approximately three metres of water. The youngster was taken to Fort St. John hospital and treated for mild exposure. RCMP want to remind parents about the dangers posed by moving water and to be vigilant around children playing in or near the water. Advertisement View Child missing on Peace River in a larger map