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Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf December 21, 2015 By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary Government That Works, The Blog Earlier this year, Governor Tom Wolf challenged all commonwealth agencies and communities to reduce veteran homelessness by 40 percent in Pennsylvania in the last 100 days of 2015. And last week, the governor and officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs announced that we’re nearing that goal with 481 homeless veterans placed in permanent housing between Sept. 23 and Nov. 30, 2015.In early 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) conducted a point-in-time count which identified approximately 1,300 homeless veterans in Pennsylvania. The commonwealth’s vast network of state agencies and community partners are working diligently to hit functional zero, which means having the process and the resources in place to identify and house any homeless veteran who wants to be assisted.The challenge, officially known as the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, is a HUD initiative that was launched in June 2014. It was conceived as a means for local leaders to create and coordinate strategies to curb veteran homelessness. Across the United States, 859 mayors, governors, and county executives are currently participating in the challenge. More than a dozen local mayors and county leaders have joined the Mayors Challenge.The city of Lancaster and Lancaster County have already announced that they have the systems in place to successfully meet the needs of homeless veterans in their area and we know other communities are very close to making the same announcement. Philadelphia announced last week that it “effectively ended” homelessness for veterans in the commonwealth’s largest city. Pittsburgh, among other cities and smaller municipalities, has also made big strides, announcing in November that housing had been provided for 88% of homeless veterans in Pittsburgh.For more information about the challenge, visit the HUD website. BLOG: Marching Towards Ending Homelessness for Vets SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Fulham manager Martin Jol has confirmed his interest in Ajax’s former Tottenham striker Mounir El Hamdaoui.Jol has signed the player twice before – first for Spurs and then Ajax – and believes he could make an impact in the Premier League if given another opportunity.El Hamdaoui, 27, is out of favour at his current club and failed to make an impact after joining Tottenham six years ago.AdChoices广告But Jol told Dutch magazine NU Sport: “It’s not unthinkable for me to sign Mounir. He is incredibly honest and amazingly direct. He could be a pleasant surprise.”Jol is keen to add to his limited attacking options and recently had a bid for former England Under-21 international Cameron Jerome rejected by Birmingham.Meanwhile, full-back Carlos Salcido has returned to his native Mexico, joining Tigres on a season-long loan deal.The 31-year-old impressed after signing for Fulham from PSV Eindhoven last summer, but has since become unsettled in England and his family recently left the country after a robbery at their home.
Published on December 1, 2017 at 2:56 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Syracuse guard Geno Thorpe is leaving the program, SU Athletics announced on Friday afternoon. His departure comes after he played a season-low four minutes against Maryland on Monday. He left the program, at least in part, because he was unhappy with his playing time, multiple sources told The Daily Orange. Thorpe left Penn State at the end of the 2013-14 season for the same reason.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThorpe did not board the team’s flight to Miami for its game against Kansas on Saturday afternoon.This leaves SU with three scholarship guards: junior Frank Howard, sophomore Tyus Battle and freshman Howard Washington.The graduate transfer was brought in from South Florida to provide depth and he was a part of the three-guard lineups — with Howard and Battle — that SU head coach Jim Boeheim discussed at the beginning of the year. Syracuse has not played that lineup much recently, instead going with freshmen forwards Oshae Brissett and Marek Dolezaj.“He wants to start in the three-guard rotation,” Gene Thorpe, Geno’s father, told The Daily Orange in October. “(He wants to) be part of the starting lineup with Howard (and) Battle.”Thorpe has played in six games, averaging 14.3 minutes and six points per game.“He loves (Syracuse) so far,” Gene added.Thorpe was enrolled in one class this semester that met once per week. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Though attention will be on the long title race this weekend, the final Glo Premier League games of 2012 would also focus on the relegation scrap.Both ends of the table continue to produce interesting twists and turns and the dramatic last weekend is expected to be no different from the start of the league.The competition heads into the penultimate stage of the first round with matches on Saturday and Sunday.Two fixtures will come on Saturday as Wa All Stars who are struggling to move clear of the bottom ranks of the table welcome AshantiGold to the Wa Park.The Blues, at home will be challenging for all three points while a win for the Miners could lift them into the top four before the next day matches.Real Tamale United sitting at the foot of the table and winless in 13 matches could steal a win finally at the Baba Yara Stadium against Liberty Professionals who were 5-1 winners over Berekum Chelsea on Boxing Day. On Sunday, Hearts of Oak who are two points clear of the drop could be sent into the relegation zone if they fail to win their last league match before the turn of the year.The Phobians, winless in their last five consecutive games meet with Medeama at the Accra Sports Stadium and a defeat could push them down if Tema Youth win at home.New Edubiase will host leaders Aduana Stars at the Gyamfi Park while Chelsea entertain Amidaus Professionals at the Golden City Park.The Kumasi derby will see Asante Kotoko attempt to continue their climb up the table when they battle King Faisal.Tema Youth caught up in the relegation fight will take on Berekum Arsenals at the Tema Stadium. After two successive defeats, Ebusua Dwarfs will try to get it right when Heart of Lions comes visiting at the Robert Mensah Stadium.