Murray’s late equaliser delays Waterhouse fate

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first_imgAnother nail was just seconds away to being driven in Waterhouse’s Red Stripe Premier League coffin when substitute Rodave Murray, showing great predatory skills, buried an opportunity to draw his team level and possibly delay their inevitable relegation. Murray’s 90th-minute strike was his first in the country’s top-flight football, and it came in only his second game, following a strike by Kenroy Howell in the 23rd, as he gave his team hopes of pulling off a rare victory. Two second-half goals from substitute Chevonne Marsh in the 57th and Dawyne Smith in the 87th set up Cavalier perfectly for the win, until Murray’s late intervention. For Murray, the occasion was bittersweet. “This is my first goal, but it is my second match in the Premier League. My first match was against UWI FC. I am feeling great, but at the same time, I am feeling disappointed. The coach said to us that the aim is to get three points, but we should not leave pointless, and we left with a point, so that is good,” the 18-year-old Dinthill daCosta Cup star said. He added: “I am disappointed because we came out here today looking a victory, and we did not get it.” Though their chances of survival are being written off with each passing match, Murray is still hopeful. KEEP ON FIGHTING “There is still time and opportunity for us, we just have to keep fighting and working hard, and the rest of the competition will tell,” said the youngster, who scored 27 goals for Dinthill last season. Besides trying to help his team survive the drop, Murray, who hails from Orange Field in Linstead, St Catherine, wants to retain his place in the country’s Under-20 squad and earn himself a professional contract. “My dream is to take it to the pro level, so I am just working hard towards that, and good performances in this league will help. “I have been invited to Jamaica’s Under-20 squad, and my aim is to join the team, work hard, and ensure that we qualify for the World Cup,” the youngster explained. At 18, Murray still has another year of eligibility at the schoolboy level, but he could pass on it if the opportunity presents itself. “I have another year at the schoolboy level, but I am not sure if I will return as yet. If I get a professional contract, I will take it. I have had offers from Europe; that is where my agent is based, so we will continue to look until something suitable comes,” Murray said. Murray added that he came close to joining Montego Bay United in the January transfer window. “I was supposed to be with Montego Bay United, but it just wasn’t working out. They wanted me to go to Cornwall College and play for Montego Bay United, but I did not want to leave Dinthill as yet, and Montego Bay is so far away from home,” he said.last_img read more


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first_imgLos Angeles city and county are losing out on hundreds of millions of dollars that could be used to aid the region’s mentally ill homeless, officials said Friday. The money involves federal disability payments homeless people aren’t receiving, as well as a tax on millionaires for mental health services that generates about $600 million a year statewide but only $89 million for the county. Councilman Bill Rosendahl said the city and county should be getting double to triple the $38 million designated for mentally ill homeless people provided annually by the Mental Health Services Act, or Proposition 63, which voters approved in 2004. “For the first time we’re hearing about hundreds of millions of dollars in SSI benefits that are sitting on the table in Washington that could be used for supportive, assisted therapeutic housing for people who have mental illnesses,” Rosendahl said. The steps to find additional funds for the homeless come as Southard’s department is facing a $50 million shortfall next fiscal year, which officials say will probably require some cuts in mental health services. Under Prop. 63 rules, funds from the tax can be spent only on services to help the mentally ill, and cannot be used to backfill budget shortfalls in county mental health agencies. At the hearing, Victor Geminiani, executive director of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, said he’d like to see the county set up a partnership with nonprofit organizations to help increase the rate of successful applications or appeals of homeless people eligible for federal disability benefits. The county currently provides 65,000 disabled and homeless people with a monthly general relief check of $221. In the last three years, an average of 4,199 of these people applied for SSI benefits while only 2,170 were approved on an application and 795 were approved at the hearing stage. By paying nonprofit organizations a contingency fee to help more people qualify for SSI benefits, Geminiani said thousands of homeless people could obtain at least $812 a month, which they could use for affordable housing. This would save the county $2,652 annually for each general relief recipient converted to SSI, freeing up additional funds to help the homeless. “This is a no-brainer,” Rosendahl said. “We are looking at hundreds of millions of additional dollars to deal with the homeless problem in a dramatic way. Everybody wins in a situation like this and the federal government will finally have to give L.A. its fair share of its tax dollars.” troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“And out of Sacramento … if we can get that formula changed to truly reflect our needs we will have a huge victory and frankly be able to set up a real program that shows how we can eliminate homelessness.” County Department of Mental Health Director Marvin Southar said the 1 percent tax on incomes of more than $1 million has in the last two years generated $1 billion more than originally expected, further boosting the amount of funds the city and county could be getting. The Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness directed staff to explore what could be done to change the statewide formula on Friday. The panel also agreed to work with Southard and legal aid groups to help homeless people apply for hundreds of millions of dollars in federal Supplemental Insurance Income benefits they qualify for but are not receiving. The moves to seek ways to obtain more funds to help the nation’s largest concentration of homeless people follow the release of a landmark three-year study in April that found the cost of solving the county’s homeless problem could cost $12 billion or more. In addition to the availability of some Proposition 63 funds for mentally ill homeless, Southard said some of the $2.8 billion targeted for housing in a $37 billion state bond package set to appear on the November ballot could be used for homeless housing. last_img read more