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. Wolf Administration Awards Nearly $19 Million for Homelessness Assistance and Prevention
Luis Suarez will be offered anger management counselling after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, the Professional Footballers’ Association has revealed. Press Association The FA is reviewing the incident and Suarez is likely to be charged on Monday. Suarez is also one of the candidates for the PFA Player of the Year award to be announced on Sunday, and Taylor confirmed that the latest controversy would not affect his position on the shortlist. Taylor added: “It’s decided on votes and it is a football matter but of course it is embarrassing that it should happen.” Liverpool’s managing director Ian Ayre cancelled a scheduled flight to Australia, where he was due to promote the club’s pre-season tour, to deal with the fall-out of the Suarez controversy having learned lessons from previous public relations disasters. He described Suarez’s behaviour as “not befitting of any player wearing a Liverpool shirt” and said he would be dealt with internally – most likely by way of a heavy fine. Liverpool have stopped short of imposing their own ban on the striker but he is likely to be ruled out for the remainder of the season once the FA’s disciplinary process kicks in. Reds manager Brendan Rodgers said: “Having reviewed the video footage and spoken to Luis, his behaviour is unacceptable and I have made him aware of this.” The player issued his own apology – something he failed to do adequately when found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra last season – first on Twitter and then via an official club statement. “I am deeply sorry for my inexcusable behaviour earlier today during our match against Chelsea,” he said. “I have issued an apology and have tried to contact Branislav Ivanovic to speak to him personally. I apologise also to my manager, playing colleagues and everyone at Liverpool Football Club for letting them down.” Suarez has apologised for his “inexcusable behaviour” after the incident during the 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday left the Uruguay international facing the prospect of a lengthy ban. It is the latest in a series of unsavoury incidents in Suarez’s career and PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor said the players’ union would offer the striker help to deal with his temper. Taylor told Press Association Sport: “There is no doubting his football ability, that’s why it is so disappointing and embarrassing when he lets himself down. We have to work hard on anger management now. We have trained counsellors in this field and we will be offering their services to Liverpool and the player to try to improve matters.”
Ironically, claims of match-fixing were only discovered by chance; prosecutors were investigating on Italian football agency GEA World, regarding claims of doping involving Juventus’ team doctor in the 1990s.Consequently, police stumbled across phone conversations between Juventus board members and officials at Serie A regarding referees, and the favouring of referees towards the ‘Old Lady’ in matches.The man at the centre of the scandal was Luciano Moggi: Juventus sporting director at the time, Moggi attempted to influence games with the selection of certain referees who could side with Juventus regarding dubious calls.The fall-out was gigantic.On July 4 2006, the same day Italy stunned hosts Germany in the World Cup semi-finals, the Italian Football Federation’s prosecutor Stefano Palazzi called for Juve, AC Milan, Fiorentina and Lazio to be thrown out of Serie A.A lengthy appeals process followed, but Juventus were nonetheless penalised the harshest, and were accused of ‘creating a system to alter the outcome of matches.’It was a triple whammy: Juve were relegated to Serie B, deducted nine points after originally being docked 30, and had their 2004-05 & 2005-06 league titles stripped from them – the latter controversially awarded to Inter Milan, who originally finished third.A scandal which rocked Italy to the core, at a period when jubilation should have been at the forefront.Yet there were also direct implications for the rivalry between Inter and Juventus which have only ascended since.Patrick Vieira and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were not part of the stalwarts who worked to get Juventus immediately promoted from Serie B – they jumped ship. Where? Inter of course.Though neither player was a linchpin for Jose Mourinho’s treble-winning Inter side in 2010, Juventus’ demise at the end of the last decade coincided with Inter’s rise to the top of European football.But, Mourinho left Inter that summer, Conte joined Juve a year later in 2011, and the complexion irreversibly changed.Juventus have won eight straight Scudettos since, with Inter nowhere near reaching the heavy heights set in 2010.Yet now, after a period as national team manager and at Chelsea, Conte has moved over to Inter, in an attempt to derail the Turin domestic juggernaut.It was first blood Juve at the San Siro last Sunday, as strikes from Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain ended Inter’s 100% win-record at the start of the season in Serie A.Maurizio Sarri’s team are a point ahead after seven games, in what looks like being a two-horse race already in Italy’s top flight.Frankly though, that’s better than the one-way Juventus domination which has made the title something of a foregone conclusion by Christmas for the majority of the past eight years.A rivalry split by 78 miles, 17 Serie A titles and one 50-year-old manager called Antonio.Not much in common on the face of it, but let’s hope their fight for the title is still a fight for the title come the reverse fixture in March. Serie A needs a threat to Juventus’ supremacy, and Inter Milan could be the club to crack it.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Cristiano Ronaldo (centre) celebrates with his Juventus teammate Ahead of the final Serie A weekend before the international break, old wounds were opened up between the two frontrunners for this year’s Scudetto.Juventus appealed to the Italian Olympic Committee’s Collegio di Garanzia dello Sport tribunal for the awarding of the 2005-06 Serie A title to be taken away from Inter Milan. Why? Well, Inter finished third in the table that season, but were awarded the title after champions Juve and second-placed AC Milan were both found guilty of offences in the infamous ‘Calciopoli’ scandal.Shameful instances of match-fixing came to light, in a year when the country’s national team won the World Cup in Germany. Italian football was at its lowest ebb, and the re-opening of the whole episode continues to deepen the already vigorous animosity between Juventus and Internazionale.