GREENSBURG – City Council voted in favor of funding $40,000 toward the purchase of a homeless shelter in Greensburg.The shelter would provide housing for those that need it while promoting opportunities for the homeless to live successfully on their own.Keith Hipskind, president of Greensburg Transitional Living Center, requested the funding as the group looks to potentially purchase a vacant building owned by St. Mary’s Catholic Church on McKee Street, according to the Greensburg Daily News.City Council OK’d the one-time monetary gift and the organization will look toward county government and community donations for further funding.The newspaper reports that Hipskind told Council that the non-profit Agape Center could have sixty homeless clients this year. Local schools reported 50 students that were considered homeless last school year.The Transitional Living Center would look to provide housing, education, financial counseling and other services to the homeless. The group will likely request funding from county government next week with hopes of providing housing as early as this winter.
At least 10 people were injured at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday night during USC’s 20-17 victory over Stanford.Five people were transported during the game and five after the game, but none of the injuries were life-threatening, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. CBS Los Angeles reported that one man sustained a possible ankle fracture.Fans stormed onto the field after USC scored a field goal with 19 seconds left in the fourth quarter, bringing the score to 20-17. Students and fans pushed down the fence at the east end zone, USC Dept. of Public Safety Deputy Chief David Carlisle said.Carlisle said DPS worked with the Los Angeles Police Department and Contemporary Services Corporation, a crowd management company, to keep everyone safe.“Of course when you have thousands of people rushing the field, there’s nothing we can do to stop that,” Carlisle said. “We just try to prevent injuries.”Carlisle said DPS was aware that the Stanford game might present safety issues and that the department tried to prepare for the possibility.“We staff as many officers as we have available at games, and particularly at a big game like yesterday’s with a sold-out Coliseum and [it being] homecoming,” he said. “So, we knew there was going to be a large crowd.”Daniel Avila, 63, was one of the people injured when the game ended. Avila was taken to the hospital after he was knocked down on the field. Avila is a photographer for the USC Sports Information Office, and he said he ran onto the field after the game in order to photograph the players and interim head coach Ed Orgeron.“Somebody knocked me down and that led to a domino effect,” Avila said. “Everyone started tripping and a big pile ensued and I was the unlucky one at the bottom of it.”Avila was transported to the hospital where his leg was X-rayed, but was found to be only badly bruised. He said he wasn’t upset about what happened, because it’s all just part of the job.“I knew what was going to happen. As a photographer there is a risk involved in being on a field,” Avila said. “Players have run into me, knocked me over, but that’s one of the risks you take.” Kate Guarino contributed to this report.Follow Isabella on Twitter @isabellasayyah
The Premier County are in fifth place in Division 3 with four games left to play. Tipp yesterday lost out to Fermanagh in Brewster Park on a full time score line of Fermanagh 2-9 Tipperary 0-11. Creedon says his side will need to overcome their Munster rivals this weekend.
SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Press Trust Of India Valtteri Bottas topped the times for Mercedes ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Friday’s opening free practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Finn, who is assured already of finishing second behind six-time champion Hamilton in this year’s title race, clocked a best time of one minute and 36.957 seconds to outpace Verstappen by half a second and Hamilton by six-tenths. Bottas, who announced the break-up of his marriage on Thursday, will start from the back of the grid on Sunday regardless of how he does in qualifying after being sanctioned for taking a new power-unit.READ | Matt Ryan Takes Shy Tuttle’s Brutal Stiff Arm To The Face After Interception: WatchBottas tops practice timesHe clocked his best lap on a set of medium tyres midway through a session stopped twice for red flags following a blown engine in Daniel Ricciardo’s Renault and a late crash by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The four-time champion Vettel had arrived late at the circuit on Friday morning following the birth of his third child, a son, on Wednesday. Red Bull new boy Alex Albon was fourth, Vettel fifth and Romain Grosjean sixth for Haas ahead of Charles Leclerc in the second Ferrari, Kevin Magnussen in the second Haas, Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi and Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg who is set to start his final Grand Prix with the team.READ | Elijah Moore’s Dog Pee Celebration Costs Ole Miss In Egg Bowl Against Mississippi StateBottas dominated the session from the start and was only replaced briefly early on by Hamilton before the stoppages on a hot day of blue skies at the Yas Marina circuit. Ricciardo’s engine failure dumped a lot of oil on the track, which led to a 10-minute clean-up before the action resumed and Vettel spun backward into the barriers. Williams’s George Russell took part in the session and wound up 20th despite doubts about his fitness due to illness. He went through a medical check before taking part.READ | Lewis Hamilton Blames F1 Career For Split With Nicole ScherzingerHamilton ran briefly in the session with number one on the nose of his car and, when asked earlier about Bottas’ private predicament, said that balancing the demands of racing with a full private life was dificult. He congratulated Vettel on the new addition to his family while sympathising with Bottas following the split with wife Emilia, an Olympic swimmer and a horse show jumping rider, after three years’ marriage. “It’s similar to most sportsmen and women, but it may actually be slightly different in that we are away for crazy amounts of time,” he said. “I for one also find that incredibly difficult, with your goal to be as competitive as you can be, but there are those who manage it — like Seb.” READ | Donald Cerrone Mocks Conor McGregor’s Proper 12 Brand Ahead Of Highly-awaited UFC Bout First Published: 29th November, 2019 18:06 IST Last Updated: 29th November, 2019 18:06 IST Bottas Tops Practice Times For Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Valtteri Bottas topped the times for Mercedes ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Friday’s opening free practice 9 months ago Ferrari set for crisis talks with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc after crash WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV 9 months ago Hamilton unsure he can catch Ferrari, Bottas more confident WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton, Bottas divided over Max Verstappen’s driving 9 months ago Lewis Hamilton to have contract renewal talks with Mercedes amidst Ferrari rumours FOLLOW US COMMENT 9 months ago Sebastian Vettel becomes father, set to delay arrival for Abu Dhabi GP
…shortage of human resource contributing to delayGovernment has revealed that legislation for Guyana’s Stock Exchange is currently sitting in the Attorney General’s Chambers, and has taken a back burner to other pieces of legislation partly because the AG’s Chambers are short of human resources.Finance Minister Winston JordanFinance Minister Winston Jordan explained during a recent press conference that the bill has been drafted for a while now. In fact, it was there long before recently passed bills like the Cybercrime Bill.“The comprehensive bill for the stock exchange has been drafted a while now. It is with the Attorney General’s Chambers. Comprehensive bits of legislation have been drafted. Those are also with the Attorney General’s Chambers. The AG’s Chambers are challenged by way of human resources, and so those bills have been relegated in terms of priorities so that other bills can get in, such as the amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Bill.”“Last week (it was) the Cybercrime Bill,” he pointed out. “The week before, (it was) my four financial bills, and so on. So a number of bills have overtaken the Stock Exchange Bill, (which) was there well before those bills came out. There are other bills that will overtake them, like the Sovereign Wealth Fund. But eventually, sometime next year, we are hoping to pass comprehensive legislation for the stock exchange,” Minister Jordan detailed.Locally, the Guyana Association of Securities Companies and Intermediaries (GASCI) is the recognised stock exchange. It is a self-regulatory organisation registered with the Guyana Securities Council to carry on business as a stock exchange and an association of securities companies and intermediaries.GASCI consists of four member firms which provide broker services for customers who wish to buy and sell shares on the stock market, and these are Trust Company (Guyana) Ltd, Guyana Americas Merchant Bank Inc, Beharry Stockbrokers Ltd, and Hand-in-Hand Trust Corporation Inc (formerly GNCB Trust Corporation Inc). Trust Company (Guyana) Ltd, Beharry Stockbrokers Ltd and Hand-in-Hand Trust Corporation Inc are also represented on the Board of Directors of GASCI. The member firms of GASCI are registered as brokers with the Guyana Securities Council.Jordan also noted that, from henceforth, the bank will be assuming an increasingly more prevalent role in the management of the economy. An example of this is credit unions.According to the Minister, there will be moves to bring these unions under the purview of central bank.“Right now, consideration is in respect of credit unions. You know, those are quite a few, but we’re trying to bring those under the purview of the central bank in terms of supervision,” the Minister explained.