Greensburg Council Allocates $40K For Homeless Shelter

first_imgGREENSBURG – 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.last_img read more

No surprises in Ireland squad

first_imgRepublic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill sprang no surprises when he named a provisional squad for his first competitive game. Press Association O’Neill’s initial 36-man party will be whittled down ahead of the opening Euro 2016 qualifier in Georgia on September 7, with a friendly against Oman in Dublin four days earlier handing him a final chance to assess his options. He said: “I have had the opportunity to work with the players since last November, and we are well prepared as we embark upon the first of our qualifiers next month. center_img “Oman will provide a good test to start our trip before we travel to Tbilisi. We are focused on the task in hand, and look forward to the challenges ahead of us.” There are no uncapped players in O’Neill’s latest squad, but he will be without veteran defender Richard Dunne, who announced his retirement from international football during the summer. The party includes former first-choice goalkeeper Keiren Westwood, who has returned to club action after joining Sheffield Wednesday following his release by Sunderland at the end of the last campaign. O’Neill has confirmed that Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane will remain his captain. Ireland, who failed to qualify for last summer’s World Cup finals when they finished fourth in their group behind Germany, Sweden and Austria, have been handed a tough challenge once again this time around. They have been drawn in Group D with the Germans, the new world champions, Scotland, Poland, Georgia and Gibraltar. They made it to the finals of the last European Championships in Poland and Ukraine in 2012, but lost all three group games as they embarked upon a downward spiral which ultimately cost then manager Giovanni Trapattoni his job. O’Neill, assisted by Roy Keane, took over in November last year and his seven friendly matches to date have brought one win, three draws and three defeats, although the manager deliberately chose challenging opposition – Turkey, Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal – for the end-of-season programme. Squad: David Forde (Millwall), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Darren Randolph (Birmingham), Rob Elliot (Newcastle), Richard Keogh (Derby), Marc Wilson (Stoke), Seamus Coleman (Everton), John O’Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce, Stephen Kelly (both Reading), Paul McShane (Hull), Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace), Joey O’Brien (West Ham), Shane Duffy, James McCarthy (both Everton), Jeff Hendrick (Derby), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Stephen Ward (Burnley), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), Darron Gibson (Everton), Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest), Aiden McGeady (Everton), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff), James McClean (Wigan), Robbie Brady, Stephen Quinn, David Meyler (all Hull), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich), Robbie Keane (Los Angeles Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich), Jon Walters (Stoke), Kevin Doyle (Wolves), Anthony Stokes (Celtic), Simon Cox (Reading), Conor Sammon (Ipswich). last_img read more

Tennis News Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and 15-year-old Coco Gauff eye Wimbledon quarterfinal

first_imghighlights Coco Gauff faces world number one Simona Halep in the fourth round.Roger Federer is bidding to win his ninth Wimbledon title.Rafael Nadal has won the French Open 12 times. London: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic share top billing on ‘Manic Monday’ at Wimbledon with teenage sensation Coco Gauff. Eight-time champion Federer, four-time winner Djokovic and Nadal, a double champion, all play last 16 ties against opponents who have never before progressed this far. Federer, the second seed, tackles Italy’s world number 20 Matteo Berrettini in what will be the Swiss great’s record 17th fourth-round appearance at the All England Club.     “I don’t know him very well, so that makes it a bit more tricky,” said Federer, chasing a 21st Grand Slam title. Nadal, the champion in 2008 and 2010, also has an unexpected opponent in the shape of world number 69 Joao Sousa, the first Portuguese player to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.     Nadal has a 2-0 career advantage over the 30-year-old Sousa, with both wins coming on clay. “He’s a super dangerous opponent against everybody. He is very quick, has a very good physical performance,” said Nadal, looking to back up his 12th Roland Garros title with a third Wimbledon.    Djokovic faces grasscourt rookie     Djokovic insists he will not be complacent about his chances of reaching the final for the sixth time.     The highest seed that the world number one can face before the final is number 15 Milos Raonic, the 2016 runner-up from Canada.     But first up for the defending champion and a 16-time major winner is 21-year-old Ugo Humbert from France who is playing in his first Wimbledon.     Until this year, world number 66 Humbert had never played a grass court match either as a junior or professional. Should Djokovic emerge triumphantly, he would face either Belgian 21st seed David Goffin or Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco in what would be his 11th quarter-final at the tournament. Raonic, beaten by Andy Murray in 2016 final, has made the quarter-finals in the last two years.     So far at this Wimbledon, he has fired 59 aces across three rounds and dropped serve just once. Raonic tackles Argentine 26th seed Guido Pella who has reached the last 16 at a Slam for the first time — at the 20th attempt.     The 29-year-old Pella knocked out last year’s runner-up and fourth seed Kevin Anderson in the third round. Roberto Bautista Agut, the Spanish 23rd seed, faces French 28th seed Benoit Paire with both men aiming to make the quarter-finals for the first time. Monday’s other ties see 2017 semi-finalist Sam Querrey face last-16 debutant and US compatriot Tennys Sandgren.     Japan’s Kei Nishikori, a quarter-finalist in 2018, tackles Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan. Nishikori recorded his 400th tour victory when he beat Steve Johnson in Saturday’s third round.’Keep it up’     In the women’s fourth round, 15-year-old Gauff must overcome the former number one Simona Halep.     “I feel like I’ve always been confident in myself,” said 313-ranked qualifier Gauff who shocked five-time champion Venus Williams in the first round. Seven-time champion Serena Williams believes her teenage compatriot could go the whole way.     “I think there are some 15-year-olds, like me, who wouldn’t know what to do at Wimbledon,” said Williams. “Then you have a 15-year-old like Coco who knows what to do.”     Australia’s world number one Ashleigh Barty looks in ominous form and although she lost on the grass on the only previous occasion she played last 16 opponent, Alison Riske, it was three years ago. Williams may also be hitting form at the right moment as her win over Julia Goerges on Saturday was by far the most impressive performance of her three matches.     The 37-year-old, who is still tantalisingly one away from equalling Margaret Court’s haul of 24 Grand Slam titles, faces Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro.  “I just need to keep it up,” said Williams.     Williams will play Barty in the last eight if both come through Monday’s matches. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova plays Britain’s Johanna Konta in what will be her first appearance in the last 16 since 2014 when she won the second of her titles.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Tipperary duo to start for Munster.

first_imgCashel’s Paddy Butler lines out at 7 while Nenagh’s Donnacha Ryan starts at 6.Conor Murray and Peter O’Mahony miss out on selection through injuryMurray met with a specialist yesterday and is required to rehab a medial ligament knee injury for the next 6 weeks. The team in full is Felix Jones at full back with Keith Earls and Simon Zebo on the wings.Andrew Smith forms a centre partnership with Captain Dennis Hurley while Ian Keatley is paired with Duncan Williams in the half backs.Dave Kilcoyne, Eusebio Guinazu and BJ Botha are in the front row while  Billy Holland and Toulon bound Paul O’Connell are in the second row.Donnacha Ryan, Paddy Butler and CJ Stander form a formidable back row.The bench consists of Duncan Casey, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Sean Dougall, Jack O’Donoghue, Cathal Sheridan, JJ Hanrahan and Ronan O’Mahony.The game kicks off at 6.30pmlast_img read more

No resolutions to club fixture issues

first_imgThe CCC Secretary doesn’t think the problems which have been highlighted recently will disappear anytime soon. One of the county’s senior fixture planners says organising when club games should be played is ‘very, very difficult’.Tom Maher made his comments in the wake of the controversy surrounding the inability of two divisions to meet the deadline for the county U21A hurling championship.This meant that two of the four semi-finalists in the competition – which concluded last weekend – had to be nominated.last_img

South Africa Can’t Scuttle Nigeria’s AFCON 2019 Ambition, Says Odegbami

first_imgKunle AdewaleAfter missing out of the last two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations, former national team Captain, Segun Odegbami, is optimistic that Nigeria would hoist her flag at the biennial competition slated for Cameroon in two years time.“It is abnormal and totally unacceptable that one of the richest countries in terms of natural talent in football, a country with our resources – both natural and human, a country with our size in population, a country with deep rich history in football should not be at any Africa Cup of Nations. “It is a totally unacceptable thing, so we should all cover our faces in shame that for the past two editions of AFCON, Nigeria was not there. We have absolutely no excuse”, Odegbami said.The 1980 Africa Cup of Nations winner is of the opinion that Saturday’s game is an opportunity to showcase ourselves to the world with our brand of football.“This opportunity that comes up on Saturday is another time for us to remember who we really are. South Africa cannot stop us. No country in Africa should be able to stop us from going to the Nations Cup, particularly now that we have more countries participating, unlike when only eight countries were participating.We have developed a lot. We have the largest expatriate of players playing in Europe from Africa.“I see this as a time of recollection. A time of regrouping, a time of rebuilding to see what Gernot Rohr had put together as a national team, which has been encouraging since he became the Super Eagles coach. We will all be witnesses to the march towards the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019,” the former IICC Shooting Stars of Ibadan winger noted.Against the backdrop in some sections of the sporting press insisting that the AFCON has lost its glamour compare to what it was in the 1970s up to the 1990’s, the “Mathematical” as Odegbami was known during his active days, said the competition has not changed.“The AFCON has not changed. There is no difference. It remains the biggest competition among countries in Africa. It always holds the same level of glamour, colour, passion and the determination to win. The only difference is that the number of teams has been increased, which in a way has reduced the competitiveness in terms of qualification.“Beyond that it has become even more passionate with a bigger followership and more rewards coming from it. No doubt it’s now a bigger championship. Super Eagles will host the Bafana Bafana this Saturday at the Godwill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Racing Point penalised, Hamilton fastest in practice ahead of 70th Anniversary GP

first_img WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 8th August, 2020 08:20 IST Racing Point Penalised, Hamilton Fastest In Practice Ahead Of 70th Anniversary GP Lewis Hamilton, who holds a 30-point championship lead over team-mate Valtteri Bottas, finished fastest in practice for Sunday’s race at Silverstone FOLLOW US First Published: 8th August, 2020 08:20 IST Written Bycenter_img LIVE TV COMMENT Lewis Hamilton, who holds a 30-point championship lead over team-mate Valtteri Bottas, finished fastest in practice for Sunday’s race at Silverstone.Hamilton will move to within three victories of Michael Schumacher’s win record of 91 if he triumphs again on Sunday. He will also equal the German’s all-time tally of 155 career podiums if he finishes in the top three.Sergio Perez will miss a second Formula 1 race at Silverstone this week after again testing positive for the coronavirus.The Mexican driver had hoped to return after spending seven days in quarantine, but his Racing Point team said on Friday morning he had tested positive.Also, Racing Point was deducted 15 points in the Formula One constructors’ championship and fined 400,000 euros ($470,000) Friday for using brake ducts based on those from last year’s Mercedes cars.Image credits: AP SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

RESPAWN Products becomes furniture partner of High School Esports League

first_imgRESPAWN Products, a gaming furniture company, has become the official furniture partner of the High School Esports League – an American initiative that encourages and aids schools in promoting esports in schools.RESPAWN’s furniture will be used at the high schools who participate in any of the High School Esports League’s programs and tournaments across the country.The High School Esports League holds competitions for those in high school across thirteen titles, with over 10,000 currently participating. RESPAWN was launched in 2017, using OFM‘s research and development program to help create ergonomic gaming furniture. Registry for the High School Esports League’s Spring Majors closes on April 5th.Mason Mullenioux, CEO of HSEL said the following regarding the partnership: “We understand the importance of equipping our young adults and esports athletes with the right equipment for play, and so we look forward to working with RESPAWN so that our network of high schools can gear up. Through this partnership with RESPAWN, we aim to provide the ability for our high school players to experience the same high quality gaming furniture that professionals use in esports competitions around the world.”Blake Zalcberg, CEO of OFM, Inc also commented: “It’s important to us to invest in the future of esports on the ground floor, which is currently the amazing group of players playing at the high school level in HSEL. We are ecstatic to outfit these young professionals with gear they can be proud of and that will help them boost their game to the collegiate level.”Some of the titles students can compete on include League of Legends, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Overwatch.Esports Insider says: We’re always glad to see esports initiatives at school-level, so RESPAWN helping to improve the experience of those competing is a welcome sight.last_img read more

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh responds to Luke Fickell’s transfer allegation, trumpets ‘truth’

first_img“Like many football players I was afraid to speak up about my depression not wanting to look weak,” Hudson posted on Twitter. “Now the NCAA is telling me that my courage to step forward and speak about my issues was done too late and subjectively my ‘Circumstances do not warrant relief.'” At Big Ten media days in July, Harbaugh said he was a proponent of players being able to transfer once and play immediately. Also, without claiming Hudson was lying about his depression, Harbaugh discussed mental health waiver claims and his advocacy of the truth.”The youngster that says ‘OK. This is a mental health issue. I’m suffering from depression.’ Or that’s a reason that they’re getting eligible. And once that’s known that you’re [getting eligible], ‘Hey, just say this. Or say that.’ And then to get eligible, the problem I see in that is that you’re going to have guys that are ‘OK, yeah I’m depressed,'” Harbaugh told ESPNU Radio. “Probably the No. 1 thing that you need to do, especially at a college, is you can’t have experiments that aren’t truthful. You can’t lie about experiments. You can’t lie about equations. You shouldn’t be lying in football and that’s a message we should be teaching.” Hudson said Cincinnati filed a waiver to make him immediately eligible for the 2019 season as he cited mental health as the reason for his transfer and not his position switch from the defensive line to the offensive line.That waiver was denied by the NCAA, and Fickell told The Athletic “all the power is in the hands of the school a player is leaving” and that Michigan “didn’t back the waiver.” Related News Michigan’s top rival will always be Ohio State, but this week Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh has taken exception with another school from a neighboring state.Earlier this week, Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell (who spent 16 years as an assistant at Ohio State before taking over the Bearcats in 2017) alleged Harbaugh and Michigan hindered an eligibility waiver for James Hudson, who transferred to Cincinnati from Michigan during the 2018 season. “They can say what they want to say, but the only thing they said that was positive was that if the NCAA chooses to make (Hudson) eligible, then they would accept it,” Fickell told The Athletic. “They are just trying to cover their a—. They can say they didn’t undermine it, but they didn’t work to help the kid out.”Harbaugh responded Tuesday, wished Hudson well with the Bearcats and called Fickell’s assessment “erroneous.” He said Fickell tried to coach him on how to paint Hudson’s transfer as a benefit to the player’s mental health. Here’s an excerpt from Harbaugh’s comments made at a Tuesday press conference.“I read Luke Fickell’s comments and unless I’m reading them wrong or mistaking them, I believe he’s under the impression these waivers are decided coach-to-coach in some kind of deal fashion.“That is not the understanding that I’m under. I’m under the understanding that the NCAA decides these waivers. Unless he has something he can bring forth and share and enlighten us and the entire football world, I would really like to know what that is because he called me in March and asked me about, specifically, he wanted to know about the position switch that James was switched from defensive line to offensive line. I told him, ‘Yeah, after two weeks of practice watching James at defensive line, I personally, not other coaches, I went up to him and said, James, I think you’ve got the body type to be a really good offensive tackle. We don’t mandate what positions players play at the University of Michigan. You can compete at whatever position you want, do you want to try it out?’ He did.“Turned out that he was really good at that offensive line position. That’s what I told Coach Fickell, exactly the way it happened when I talked to James on the field that day. And then coach Fickell tried to coach me on how to say it different. I told him, ‘Coach, I believe in telling the truth. Forthright. Honest. What I told James, what I tell you, what I tell compliance is going to be the truth.’ He asked the question in the article, ‘What’s most important? Your personal beliefs, or what’s in the best interest of the kid?’ I can answer that. What’s most important is the truth. If he’s questioning what my personal beliefs are, then that’s what I believe in. I believe in being forthright, honest and telling the truth. I’m astounded he’s gotten to where he’s at by not knowing the answer to that question.”Hudson admitted he never told Harbaugh or Michigan that he was dealing with depression.center_img Wisconsin football players want Quintez Cephus reinstated after acquittal in sexual assault case HBO, four college football programs discussing access show, report sayslast_img read more

Dragan Rosic will sign for Celta

first_img25 If you have a record with the first team in the southeast peninsula, In the Galician lands it is intended that they be done with the subsidiary to be able to play with Celta B, training, yes, with the first team. The agreement between the three parties is practically closed and in the next few hours it will become official. Although they have not transcended too many details about the operation, everything indicates that it will close in the form of a loan, since the UDA does not want to let it escape, since he considers him a young man (he is 22 years old) with projection.“The people of this club (Almeria) have told me that I have a future here, that I am patient because my time will come and that I can be the future goalkeeper of the club. When I have my chance I will prove my worth more”, Rosic told AS in mid-December. The Balkan participated in the last European Under-21 Championship, in which the Spanish team won, proof of the projection that is assumed. However, in Almeria has not entered any call to be Fernando and Rosic. In Vigo he seeks to take minutes in Group I of Second B, where Celta B is on the decline, and train with a First Division.Pedro Emanuel signs for Al AinPedro Emanuel, a technician from UD Almería already has a team: Al Ain, of the highest category in the United Arab Emirates, a team that played the 2018 World Cup final against Real Madrid (4-1). With the arrival of Emanuel, the team of the fourth largest city in the country seeks to reverse its situation in the table, which is now fifth, eight points behind the leader, Al-Alhi. The Luanda-born coach signed in early August for Almeria with the arrival of the sheikh, being dismissed on November 4, with the team in second position after six wins, as many draws and two losses. A run of eight games without winning took its toll. In its goal of revolutionizing Almeria and leaving its mark, the new red and white property signed players for all positions, including the goal despite the fact that it was already covered with René and Fernando. The sports management held talks with Fabrice Ondoa, but finally the one chosen was Dragan Rosic, from Mladost Lucani of his local league. However, the Serbian, who signed a five-season contract with the Almeria entity, has been the only member of the first team that has not debuted, and is already in Vigo to sign with Celta.last_img read more