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first_imgStateAmountStateAmountAlabama$54,411,568Nevada$5,253,929Alaska$2,215,118New Hampshire$4,805,462Arizona$7,516,272New Jersey$61,937,486Arkansas$17,504,267New Mexico$5,567,987California$72,252,584New York$321,476,119Colorado$10,307,643North Carolina$48,137,960Connecticut$20,964,829North Dakota$2,073,197Delaware$3,986,200Ohio$77,937,803Florida$49,658,600Oklahoma$14,538,344Georgia$64,067,418Oregon$8,533,410Hawaii$9,454,397Pennsylvania$120,206,473Idaho$887,959Rhode Island$12,081,706Illinois$128,103,330South Carolina$20,297,831Indiana$21,570,606South Dakota$1,653,882Iowa$4,672,512Tennessee$50,216,600Kansas$9,880,896Texas$72,552,552Kentucky$31,838,124Utah$2,394,123Louisiana$43,544,357Vermont$1,948,080Maine$5,056,956Virginia$28,687,138Maryland$26,848,339Washington$26,602,619Massachusetts$52,240,068West Virginia$7,978,504Michigan$31,099,543Wisconsin$15,089,333Minnesota$28,166,333Wyoming$821,802Mississippi$20,313,957District of Columbia$14,193,015Missouri$27,595,445Guam$1,174,617Montana$2,574,655Puerto Rico$105,751,592Nebraska$8,023,289US Virgin Islands$5,389,187 TOTAL:$1,792,056,016 Source: HUD 2.10.12———————————————————————– US Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded public housing authorities in Vermont $1.9 million in funding that will be used to make major large-scale improvements to their public housing units.  See below for a complete list of housing authorities in Vermont that will receive this funding. Today’s grants are provided through HUD’s Capital Fund Program, which provides annual funding to all public housing authorities to build, repair, renovate and/or modernize the public housing in their communities. This funding can be used to make large-scale improvements such as new roofs and to make energy-efficient upgrades to replace old plumbing and electrical systems. ‘This funding will help housing authorities address long-standing capital improvements, but it only scratches the surface in addressing the deep backlog we’re seeing across the country,’ said Donovan. ‘Today, we are closer to helping housing authorities and our private sector partners undertake their capital needs over the long haul. With the passage of HUD’s 2012 budget, Congress gave HUD the go-ahead for a new, comprehensive and critical demonstration tool that we believe will help preserve and enhance America’s affordable housing, including public housing.’ In November 2011, Congress gave HUD the approval to test a comprehensive tool to preserve public housing and other HUD-assistant housing. Congress authorized HUD to begin a Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) as part of the Obama Administration’s comprehensive strategy to keep these public and other HUD affordable homes on firm financial footing. Public housing authorities need nearly $26 billion to keep these homes safe and decent for families. But given our budget realities, HUD proposed this innovative way to confront the decline of the nation’s public and affordable housing stock.  In FY 2012, RAD will enable public housing authorities and owners to continue to make standard life-cycle improvements to their inventory and modernize or replace obsolete units to stem the loss of stock from private sector partners choosing to opt-out of affordable housing programs. The demonstrationwill bring more than 60,000 properties into a reliable, long term, project-based rental assistance contract ‘ and allow public housing authorities to raise more than $6.1 billion in private financing to reduce the large backlog of capital repair needs and in the process, support significant job creation in communities across the country. Sandra B. Henriquez, HUD Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, added, ‘We see Congress’ decision to allow this demonstration to begin as a victory, not only for HUD, but for countless communities that desperately want to improve their public housing and other affordable housing, as well as a victory for families who need quality housing they can afford and who want more options on where they might choose to live.’ Last year, HUD released Capital Needs in the Public Housing Program, a study that updated the national estimate of capital needs in the public housing stock in the U.S.  The study found the nation’s 1.2 million public housing units are facing an estimated $25.6 billion in much-needed large scale repairs.  Unlike routine maintenance,capital needs are the large-scale improvements required to make the housing decent and economically sustainable, such as replacing roofs or updating plumbing and electrical systems to increase energy efficiency.  This study updates a 1998 analysis and includes costs to address overdue repairs, accessibility improvements for disabled residents, lead abatement, and water and energy conservation that would make the homes more cost effective and energy efficient. Over the last 75 years, the federal government has invested billions in the development and maintenance of public and multifamily housing ‘ including providing critical support through HUD’s Capital Fund, the grants announced today. Still, the nation continues to lose thousands of public housing units annually, primarily due to disrepair.  To protect the considerable federal investment and respond to the growing demand for affordable rental housing, the Obama Administration proposed RAD.  The details of the demonstration’s timeline and application are being prepared and HUD expects to issue a notice for public comment in the coming months.  VERMONT FUNDINGHousing Authority                                                                                                      Funding AmountBurlington Housing Authority$388,119.00Brattleboro Housing Authority$319,873.00Rutland Housing Authority$194,551.00Springfield Housing Authority$152,146.00Barre Housing Authority$348,839.00Winooski Housing Authority$247,551.00Montpelier Housing Authority$58,107.00Bennington Housing Authority$238,894.00                                                                        VT Total:                                                     $1,948,080 The FY2012 Public Housing Capital Funding by state:last_img read more

first_imgGophers domesticate WildcatsA little more defense and a little more passing highlighted Minnesota’s win. Ben GoesslingSeptember 27, 2004Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintYou’re probably not going to see Minnesota’s football team locked in too many three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-FieldTurf tributes to Woody Hayes, but Saturday, the Gophers at least proved their defense is catching up with the rest of the conference.Stripped of a 50-yard touchdown catch by Paris Hamilton, a 50-yard scoring run by Laurence Maroney, and a pair of trick passes (one of which was in questionable taste), Minnesota’s 43-17 victory over Northwestern boiled down to Big Ten football at its most basic elements.Minnesota’s flashy running game was running at half-speed. Marion Barber III gained a pedestrian 87 yards on 22 carries.He surrendered large chunks of the workload to Maroney, whose 6.0 yards per carry was nearly two yards below his season average and heavily padded by his long score.But in holding the 13th-ranked offense in the country to 267 yards, the Gophers’ defense served notice it can be more than just a speed bump.“We did a pretty good job against a high-powered offense,” defensive end Darrell Reid said. “We’ve been working hard, and it wasn’t carrying over for whatever reason. But we’ve just got to keep working like we have been, and it will start carrying over like it did today.”Minnesota kept it simple for the most part on offense, relying on a steady diet of high-percentage passes to complement its running game.The Gophers rushed for 254 yards, well below their average of 378 yards per game. But quarterback Bryan Cupito was 12-for-21 for 155 yards and two scores, directing Minnesota to a season-high 10 first downs through the air.Minnesota threw on seven of its first 15 offensive plays, including four of six on its second touchdown drive, achieving a rare balance that made up for a sluggish start on the ground.“It took a little bit longer to get the running game going,” center Greg Eslinger said, “but we knew once we started running the ball, it was our game.”The Wildcats went 44 yards in eight plays for a field goal to take a 3-0 lead in the first quarter but could only manage one offensive touchdown. Jeff Backes ran a kickoff back 97 yards for Northwestern’s other score, but the Gophers controlled the Wildcats’ spread offense and held quarterback Brett Basanez to 121 yards on 13-of-26 passing.After falling behind 3-0, the Gophers went 80 yards in six plays, taking a 7-3 lead on Maroney’s 50-yard dash.Minnesota went ahead 14-3 on its next possession when fullback Justin Valentine scored the first of his three touchdowns.The Wildcats had several chances to stem the tide, but they hamstrung themselves with mistakes.Down 27-10 in the second quarter, Northwestern forced a Gophers punt for the first time in three drives and took over at its own four. But Basanez was intercepted by linebacker Terrence Campbell on the Wildcats’ first play, and the Gophers scored four plays later.Television replays showed the interception might have hit the ground, but the play was not reviewed, and in the long run, Northwestern coach Randy Walker said he didn’t care too much.“The interception was big, but we did enough damage to ourselves,” he said. “They were a better football team, and they deserved to win.”Minnesota added its last touchdown on a 21-yard halfback pass from Barber to Jared Ellerson on a fourth down with 2:59 left in the game. But Walker said he wasn’t upset the Gophers tacked on another score.After all, without at least one team breaking 40, it just wouldn’t have looked like Minnesota football.Even if the Gophers needed a cosmetic touchdown to make it look like their offense was firing on all cylinders, they left knowing that just maybe, they’ll be able to win a game without it.“We knew we had to step up,” cornerback Ukee Dozier said. “Every week, we’ve been getting started late. It’s Big Ten time now and we had to step up.”last_img read more

first_imgTHE Guyana Baseball League (GBL) in conjunction with the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) held a successful Baseball5 Coaching education programme at the Georgetown Cricket Club on Thursday last.Baseball5 is a relatively new game, a formalisation of rules for a street baseball game, designed to drive the spread of baseball and softball internationally.The WBSC provided the services of international experts Professor Pablo Terry Alvarez and Mr. Orlando Amador Molina from Cuba. Participants were taught the rudiments of the game and were quickly able to demonstrate proficiency at the game to the approval of the experts.Professor Alvarez said “We have been travelling the world teaching this form of the game, where no bats or safety equipment is needed and Guyana is where we found the quickest adaption to this fast-paced version of baseball. We have recommended a series of measures to President Robin Singh for preparation for participation in the inaugural Baseball5 World Cup”Secretary General of the GBL, Devon Douglas, said “We are delighted with this format of the great game of baseball. This is exactly what our country needs, a sport that is affordable for all, that can be played in any available space and also one that challenges players physically and mentally at maximum speed”The GBL will be unveiling national plans for Baseball5 shortly.last_img read more

first_imgThe ninth edition of the annual Boyce and Jefford Track and Field Classic is set to take Linden by storm with a number of exciting events billed for the McKenzie Sports Club Ground this Saturday and Sunday.  The event was unveiled yesterday at Ansa McAl’s Boardroom, the official sponsor of the activity. Technical Director, Mark Scott, informed that all the major clubs in Guyana have already registered to participate in the Classic, including heavyweights Police Sports Club, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and debutant – the University of Guyana (UG).This year’s event will also see a record number of local athletes going up against each other for cash and other prizes in excess of over $2M. “The total number of athletes registered to date – we have a total of 167 athletes [and] they are basically local athletes. We have one athlete from French Guiana which brings it to a total of 168 athletes,” Scott said. The event, this time around, however, faced a few hindrances particularly as it relates to sponsorship, which was highlighted by Colin Boyce. The challenges, he said, prevented the committee from inviting quality overseas athletes. He, however, lauded Ansa McAl’s continued support of the event.  “This event is in its ninth year and strange enough, we found that this year… is one the most difficult years as it relates to garnering sponsorship to cover all the aspects of the budget which includes the hosting of overseas athletes who will normally attend this meet,” Boyce explained.Nonetheless, he noted that the committee’s commitment to the community of Linden and athletics, in general, motivated them to spring the extra yard to ensure the event was organized. Meanwhile, Ansa McAl’s Non-alcoholic Brand Manager, Errol Nelson, expressed the company’s delight at being onboard with the event as the official beverage sponsor under its flagship Icool Water and Lucozade beverages.  “We signed onto this event, not because of our mandate in helping to develop sports but because we see it as a plus for the community of Linden… we urged the community of Linden to come out and support the hosting of the event.” The two action-packed days of athletic rivalry will see some of the most exciting locals on show. As per the norm, patrons can expect thrills in the sprint and middle-distance events. Some of the big names who will be on show include sprint are Emmanuel Archibald, Akeem Stewart, Shatavo Bright, Compton Caesar and Leslain Baird.last_img read more

first_imgFamily Ski Equipment Package: Olivia YoungFamily Bike Package: Chantel DavisFamily Camping Gear Package: Shu-Yu LiuFamily Canoe Package: Audrey FowlerFamily Dinner & Movie Night Package: Marcel BlaisAdvertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Rotary Club of Fort St. John has drawn the winners of this year’s MegaLottery.The draw happened December 27th at noon at the Totem Mall. Jolene Lewin was the Grand Prize winner of this year’s lottery, taking home a Ford Escape or $40,000 cash. The second place winner was David Carmichael, who won a 2016 Polaris Razor 900S.Janet Moody was the winner of Rotary’s 50/50 draw, which raised a total of $49,590. Moody takes home a total of $24,795.- Advertisement -Over $140,000 in prizes were awarded in this year’s Mega Lottery. This year’s prize winners will be contacted by phone, or they can contact Rotary themselves at 250 785-1972.Other prize winners are as follows:5 Day Guiding Elk Hunt: Boris GregorichAdvertisement Broil King BBQ/Patio Set/Gas Fire Table: James VandergaagStainless Steel Kitchen Package (Fridge, Stove & Dishwasher): Derek ArberryHouse Cleaner Biweekly for One Year: Michelle BishopHis & Hers Luggage & Sunglasses: Steve McLainHis & Hers Wittnauer Sliver Tone Watch Set: Michelle HollingsteadAdvertisement 7 Night Family Trip for 4 to Disneyland: Randy Groebmair3 Night Family Trip for 4 to Edmonton’s Fantasyland Hotel: Diane Pufflet2 Night Vancouver Hockey Getaway for 2: Justina Harder2 Night Weekend Spa Getaway to Elisi Spa for 2: Cherri CrollaAdvertisement Golf Membership for 2 – LakePoint Golf Club: Jeni BriscoeHelicopter Tour of the Peace #1: Nadia HeroldHelicopter Tour of the Peace #2: Lee Tutinlast_img read more