Governor Wolf Provides Update on Pennsylvania Efforts to End Veterans Homelessness

first_img Government That Works,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Results,  Veterans Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Brigadier General Anthony Carrelli, acting adjutant general with the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), today announced that Pennsylvania exceeded its 100-day goal with 629 homeless veterans in Pennsylvania were placed in permanent housing between Sept. 23 and Dec. 31, 2015 as part of the Governor’s challenge to significantly reduce veteran homelessness. The 100-day challenge was announced on Sept. 22 with a goal of serving 550 homeless veterans by the end of 2015.The commonwealth’s efforts continued in 2016 with 243 veterans being placed in housing in January, bringing the total to nearly 900 homeless veterans served from the end of September until the end of January. Numbers for February 2016 are still being tabulated.“I am extremely proud of the commonwealth agencies, local governments and community partners who have banded together to identify and provide homeless veterans with stable housing and access to the programs and services that will help them rebuild their lives,” said Governor Wolf. “While we exceeded our goal, we know that there are still many homeless veterans on our streets and we remain committed to reaching out to these brave men and women who served our country.”The commonwealth along with local officials, community housing and homeless service providers, federal agencies, and corporate and philanthropic organizations are committed to effectively ending veteran homelessness; this means having the programs and systems in place so that future homeless episodes will be rare, brief and non-recurring.“Over the past several months it’s been exciting to see that the city of Lancaster/Lancaster County, Philadelphia and Reading/Berks County have formally announced they have the systems in place to successfully meet the needs of homeless veterans in their areas,” said Gen. Carrelli. “It’s also been rewarding for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to coordinate and rally the efforts of all of the stakeholders in this effort and we will continue to advocate for Pennsylvania’s homeless veterans.”General Carrelli will be available for media interviews today following his testimony in front of the House Appropriations Committee at 11:00amThe challenge, officially known as the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that was launched in June 2014. It was conceived as a means for local leaders to create and coordinate strategies to curb veteran homelessness. In early 2015, HUD conducted a point-in-time count which identified approximately 1,400 homeless veterans in Pennsylvania. Across the United States, 859 mayors, governors and county executives are currently participating in the challenge. For more information about the challenge, visit the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.To read Governor Wolf’s September 22 proclamation, click here. To keep up to date on programs and services benefitting Pennsylvania veterans, follow DMVA on Facebook or Twitter.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: March 03, 2016 Governor Wolf Provides Update on Pennsylvania Efforts to End Veterans Homelessnesscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

This family home is located between a rock and a nice place

first_img How to save on demolition costs and pick up a profit “My kids have all moved out now, so it’s just too big for one person.”If the huge house and view isn’t enough, the large 9m by 12.8m carport with 4m clearance on one side, plus secured carport for two vehicles and separate lockup tool store is sure to win buyers over. “I’ll really miss the pool in summer as well.”With his children now all aged in their 20s and out of the family home, Mr Bell has decided to downsize, putting the house on the market for the first time since it was built. “The house would be great for a big family who has kids over the age of about eight,” he said. Extravagant pools up for grabs This five-bedroom house at 15 Tableand Tearrace is on the market in Mount Louisa for $680,000.ENCAPSULATED by rock on the side of Mount Louisa, this house boasts unique scenery and expansive views of Townsville. Duncan Bell bought the private block in 2003 with the intention of building a spacious house for himself and his three children. After two years of careful design and building the family moved in, with the kids enjoying their own level. READ MORE Where to invest in Townsville before the boom Mr Bell said the open plan living area was very practical and allowed for breezes to flow through the home. “I think I’ll miss the openness, the breezes and the view most,” Mr Bell said.“There’s no back neighbour so when I sit on the back deck in the morning, I’m practically in the bush — it’s the best of both worlds. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 “I built it with dual-living in mind,” Mr Bell said. “The kids have their own space downstairs with four bedrooms, a bathroom, living space and deck.“Upstairs there is a private level for the parents which has a huge master bedroom, living area and balcony.” READ MORElast_img read more

Finnish Transport Agency to Utilize CARIS HPD

first_imgThe Finnish Transport Agency Liikennevirasto (FTA) has selected Teledyne CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) as the new system for chart production for current and future needs. With many lakes, an archipelagic sea, and an estimated 40,000 islands, the FTA has a large and complex portfolio of navigational charts to maintain. The project to implement HPD will include deployment of software and the migration of existing products into an optimized workflow where data is centrally managed and various product types are derived from one updated source. The system will replace the current production system, which has served FTA well since 2000, currently at the end of its life cycle.This is the second project to be awarded to Teledyne CARIS by the FTA; the contract to provide Bathy DataBASE (BDB) for survey data management is almost complete. Other CARIS implementations with hydrographic offices in the region include Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Sweden and United Kingdom.last_img read more

NBA: Tacko Ball, Bol Bol and other tall players to watch out for

first_img 10 months ago NBA: Things to look forward to ahead of the upcoming 2019-20 season First Published: 22nd October, 2019 12:03 IST WE RECOMMEND Mrigank Pandey Last Updated: 22nd October, 2019 12:03 IST NBA: Tacko Ball, Bol Bol And Other Tall Players To Watch Out For In this article, we take a look at the top six tallest players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The regular NBA season will begin on October 23. 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: Houston Rockets profile, roster and season schedule 10 months ago Addressing growing fan behavior problem top priority for NBA 10 months ago LA Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma not to feature in NBA season opener LIVE TVcenter_img FOLLOW US The National Basketball Association (NBA) houses some of the most talented athletes in the world. The NBA also plays host to some of the tallest athletes in the world since the nature of the game favours the same. We take a look at six of the tallest players who are currently playing in the NBA.ALSO READ | NBA: Things to look forward to ahead of the upcoming 2019-20 seasonTacko FallThe 23-year-old player from Senegal is 7.5 feet tall. He was picked up in the 2019 Draft by the Boston Celtics. He played for the University of Central Florida.Boban MarjanovicThe 31-year-old Serbian player stands tall at 7.2 feet. He currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks as a Centre. He has also represented the Serbian National Team. He has also represented the Los Angeles Clippers and the Philadelphia 76ers. ALSO READ | NBA 2019-20: Houston Rockets profile, roster and season scheduleKristaps PorzingisKristaps hails from Latvia and is currently playing for the Dallas Mavericks. The player stands tall at 7.2 feet. He was picked up in the 2015 Draft by the New York Knicks. He plays as a Power Forward/Center.Bol BolThe 7.18 feet tall Sudanese-American players currently plays for the Denver Nuggets. His father, Manute Bol, was also a basketball player. He was picked by Miami Heat in the 2019 Draft but then traded to the Nuggets. He played college basketball for the Oregon Ducks.ALSO READ | Addressing growing fan behaviour problem top priority for NBADeandre AytonDeandre was picked up by the Phoenix Suns in the 2018 NBA Draft. The 21-year-old is 7.08 feet tall. He currently plays as a Centre for the Suns. He hails from The Bahamas. Marc GasolThe Spanish 34-year-old currently plays for the defending champions Toronto Raptors. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2007 Draft. He is 7.08 feet tall. He has also played for the Memphis Grizzlies. He was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2013. He also represented Spain in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.ALSO READ | NBA 2019-20 Milwaukee Bucks profile: Roster and season schedule 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: All about the Eastern Conference sides this season COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Written By SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more