Wolf Administration Awards Nearly $19 Million for Homelessness Assistance and Prevention

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 10, 2020 Economy,  Press Release,  Public Health Gov. Tom Wolf announced nearly $19 million in funding awards to assist in mitigating the impacts of the coronavirus on homeless families and individuals and to prevent future homelessness across the commonwealth.The Wolf Administration, through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), is awarding the first of two allocations of Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act (ESG-CV) funding provided through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act supplemental appropriation.“The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected housing opportunities, safety, and reliability for thousands of Pennsylvanians. As we begin to recover our economy, we must also ensure that our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and those at greatest risk of losing their homes and housing stability are able to recover as well,” Gov. Wolf said. “Our homeless providers and partners are working tirelessly in their communities to end and prevent homelessness, and these distributions will drive direct support and assistance to counties in need across the state.”The CARES Act provided for two allocations of homeless assistance funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts created by coronavirus. Sixty-three percent of funds awarded are targeted to address homelessness prevention, 22 percent to rapidly house those who are homeless and 8.4 percent to provide emergency shelter services and street outreach. The balance of funds awarded address data collection and administration needs.A total of $18,973,829 in ESG-CV funding was approved for the following recipients representing awards in 52 counties:Adams County Commissioners – $340,732Armstrong County Commissioners – $457,515Beaver County Commissioners – $49,820Berks County Commissioners – $300,000Blair County Community Action Program* – $1,385,373Bucks County Commissioners – $996,400Butler County Commissioners – $1,546,519Center for Community Action* – $312,700Central Susquehanna Opportunities* – $566,424Centre County Commissioners – $341,549Chester County Department of Community Development – $498,200Clinton County Housing Coalition* – $192,565Community Action Partnership of Cambria County* – $318,678Cumberland County Commissioners* – $79,500Dauphin County Commissioners – $628,633Domestic Violence Services of SWPA* – $403,711Franklin County Commissioners – $480,526Indiana County Commissioners – $99,640Lawrence County Social Services* – $3,355,362Lehigh County Commissioners – $305,004McKean County Commissioners – $150,148Mercer County Commissioners – $351,477Monroe County Commissioners* – $381,761Montgomery County Commissioners – $498,200Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services – $4,176,301Schuylkill County Commissioners – $448,335Union-Snyder Community Action Agency* – $131,440Wayne County Commissioners – $177,316*Asterisks note a regional grant.Blair County Community Action Program will distribute funding to Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties.Center for Community Action will distribute funding to Bedford, Fulton, Huntington, Mifflin, and Juniata counties.Central Susquehanna Opportunities will distribute funding to Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland counties.Clinton County Housing Coalition will distribute funding to Clinton, Lycoming, and Tioga counties.Community Action Partnership of Cambria County will distribute funding to Cambria and Somerset counties.Cumberland County Commissioners will distribute funding to Cumberland and Perry counties.Domestic Violence Services of SWPA will distribute funding to Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties.Lawrence County Social Services will distribute funding to Beaver, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clarion, Elk, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Potter, Venango, and Warren counties.Monroe County Commissioners will distribute funding to Monroe and Pike counties.Union-Snyder Community Action Agency will distribute funding to Union and Snyder counties.Applications were accepted from general-purpose units of local government, including cities, boroughs, townships, towns, counties, home rule municipalities, and communities that desire to apply “on behalf of” other municipalities. Local governments may apply “on behalf of” nonprofit organizations. Non-profit organizations can apply only for a regional project as long as it demonstrates a regional need and would serve multiple counties.To learn more about the ESG-CV funding, click here.Ver esta página en español.center_img Wolf Administration Awards Nearly $19 Million for Homelessness Assistance and Preventionlast_img read more

Aileen Withered

first_imgFuneral services will be Noon (12 p.m.) on Friday May 11, 2018 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Harris Long officiating.  Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery at Moores Hill. Visitation will be 10-12 p.m. Friday also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Ripley Crossing Activity Fund. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester Street, Box 156 Moores Hill, Indiana 47032  (812)744-3280.  Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family. Aileen Withered, 92 of Moores Hill passed away Wednesday May 9, 2018 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Aileen was born October 17, 1925 in Harrodsburg, KY; the daughter of Jessie and Gertie (Huffman) Dean. She married Curtis Roberts and he preceded her in death in 1960; then she married Robert Withered in 1962 and he preceded her in death in 2011.  Aileen retired from working at the Moores Hill School. She was a member of the Moores Hill Baptist Church.  She enjoyed gardening, yard work, mowing, quilting, cooking, taking rides in the country and getting up really early in the morning to work on her crossword puzzles and spending time with the family.Aileen is survived by sons: Loyd “Ebbie” (Lana) Roberts of Greendale; Bennie (Jan) Roberts of Moores Hill; Randy Roberts of Milan.  5 Grandchildren, 8 Great-Grandchildren, 2 Great-Great- Grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, 2 brothers: Dallas and J.B. Dean; twin sister: Irene Keeling and sister Lillie Adkinson.last_img read more

Agent dismisses Balotelli rumours

first_img Inter recently brought back coach Roberto Mancini, who has managed Balotelli both with Inter and at Manchester City. “Mario will not return to Serie A,” Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola told La Politica nel Pallone on Rai’s GrParlamento. “Him (Balotelli) to Inter? “It’s impossible, not because Mancini has returned but for other reasons that I don’t wish to get into.” Balotelli, who is under contract with Liverpool until June 2017, has not played for Italy since the World Cup in Brazil. The former Manchester City player was called up by Italy head coach Antonio Conte earlier this month but missed the Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia and an international friendly against Albania with a hamstring and groin problem. “There’s absolutely no problem with the national team,” Raiola said. “The relationship with Conte is fantastic. “The head coach is not there to change Mario. “If he (Balotelli) behaves well then he can be an added value to the national team. “But there is so much talk about him (Balotelli) in order to create scandals where they don’t exist. “It’s not true that Mario faked an injury in Italy’s last training camp.” Mario Balotelli’s agent has brushed aside reports that his client is set for an imminent return to Serie A. The Italy striker has failed to score in the Premier League since joining Liverpool from AC Milan this summer. Reports in Italy have linked the 24-year-old Balotelli with a return to Inter Milan in January, with the Nerazzurri keen to reinforce their attacking options. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

#WeAreUnited players reach out to California Gov. for help

first_img Associated Press Television News Written By COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 5th August, 2020 06:39 IST #WeAreUnited Players Reach Out To California Gov. For Help A group of Pac-12 football players with the #WeAreUnited movement met with officials from the California governor’s office Tuesday to discuss concerns about their schools’ COVID-19 protocols and protecting their college eligibility SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img First Published: 5th August, 2020 06:39 IST LIVE TV A group of Pac-12 football players with the #WeAreUnited movement met with officials from the California governor’s office Tuesday to discuss concerns about their schools’ COVID-19 protocols and protecting their college eligibility.The players hope an executive order from Gov. Gavin Newsom could mandate player-approved, third-party oversight of COVID-19 rules at the Pac-12′s six California schools and ensure players who opt out of the coming season because of coronavirus won’t lose a year of eligibility.The Pac-12 has said players who opt out will stay on scholarship this season, but whether college athletes would be allowed to preserve their eligibility in that situation is undetermined.“We really want to be able to move a little faster in getting heath guidelines out there for us,” California offensive lineman Valentino Daltoso told AP during a conference call with several players from the group. “The eligibility piece is huge for us. If you were to opt out without eligibility guarantees you could be effectively ending your eligibility. The governor’s office can help us with that.”A request from comment from the California governor’s office was not immediately returned.After about a month organizing behind the scenes, the players took their movement public Sunday, issuing with a lengthy list of demands related to healthy and safety, racial injustice and economic rights. They say if the demands are not addressed they will opt out of the season.Elsewhere in college sports, the NCAA Board of Governors met Tuesday to consider canceling or postponing fall sports championships in all three divisions, but no decision was made. The board is expected to reconvene Wednesday.The NCAA has no control over regular-season competition and none whatsoever in major college football, but canceling or delaying championship events it sponsors could influence what conference do with fall sports moving forward.The Pac-12 football practice is scheduled to start Aug. 17 with the season slated to begin Sept. 26.The players with #WeAreUnited are expected to meet later this week with Pac-12 officials, but hope the California governor can expedite their initiative.“The season is creeping up on us and we have no answers,” Stanford reciver Elijah Higgins said.Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott responded Monday to the group’s request for a meeting with conference officials with an letter, which was obtained by AP.Scott detailed how the Pac-12’s response to COVID-19 and the school’s attempts to play through the pandemic have been guided by the conferences Medical Advisory Committee.“This committee is comprised of leading experts in the areas of infectious disease and public health,” Scott wrote. “Additionally, the Pac-12’s return to competition plans have always been subject to and in accordance with the advice of public health officials and all relevant government orders, and are continuously evaluated based on the best available science and data.”Stanford defensive end Dylan Boles said the players are seeing discrepancies in how guidelines are implemented and enforced from campus to campus. That’s why players are demanding they have approval over a third party that would provide oversight of Covid-19 protocols and guidelines, especially in testing.“Everybody wants to play football, but the circumstances are not ideal,” Boles said. “It puts us and our families at risk.”UCLA defensive lineman Otito Ogbonnia said: “A lot of people feel a lot pressure to not tell when they see guidelines are being broken.”The Pac-12 has said that any player opting out because of health concerns will remain in good standing with his team. But preserving eligibility is complicated and no guarantee. The NCAA allowed schools to give back a year of eligibility to spring sports athletes who had their regular seasons cut short because of the pandemic shutdown earlier this year.Whether that can be applied to football players who opt out of a season that is played seems doubtful.The players said deciding whether to play this season without knowing if they can retain eligibility makes the decision far more difficult.“We’re just trying to weigh all of our options,” Cal defensive back Josh Drayden said.About a dozen players have been listed as media contacts for the #WeAreUnited movement in news releases, and they say about 400 players were part of the group chat that helped form the movement.Since going public, the players said, their numbers have grown.“By going public, we took a very big initiative,” Boles said. “But I really do think that since we’ve gone public it’s forced the conversations to become more prevalent among our teams and the conversations about how to go about pushing for change have become more focused.”Image credits: AP FOLLOW USlast_img read more

The Stars Group sells entire stake in Jackpotjoy Plc for £45 million

first_img Tabcorp expects $1bn hit as ‘COVID and retail contractions’ take effect August 3, 2020 StumbleUpon ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit Share Toronto TSX online gambling firm The Stars Group has moved to sell its entire stake in London-listed Jackpotjoy Plc.Issuing a market update, Stars Group has detailed that it has sold 5.6 million shares (7.5% shareholding) at a target price of 802p per share, netting gross proceeds of £45 million.The transaction was carried out by Stars Group through subsidiary unit Stars Interactive Holding. Stars Group informs that Jackpotjoy will gain no proceeds from its share sale.This week, Jackpotjoy governance detailed that it had secured a £385 million senior secured loan with further access to a revolving credit facility.In its update, Jackpotjoy governance informed that the proceeds from the loan facility will be used to ‘repay the existing first and second lien term loans’.Updating investors, the loan facility comprises two finance tranches of £250 million and EUR 140 million, with an attached maturity of seven years and weighted average interest rate of 4.91% above Libor, which will be stepped downs of an additional 0.75% based on future leverage ratios and credit ratings.Entering new secured loan terms, Jackpotjoy’s new group annual cash interest payments will be reduced by approximately a third, targeting £9 million in savings for its first year of transactions.last_img read more