Daily Archive: October 17, 2012

Business

Training program assists community and industry

Seek to aspire, you are responsible for your journey, dress for success and speak the Kings English is advice Fred Brown shared with the first graduating class of the Kingsley Association’s Industrial Mechanics Program. Like a proud father, Brown, Kingsley’s assistant director of program development, encouraged and counseled the graduates to continue on the path of working to better themselves and the conditions of their family. He indicated that this program is just the beginning of things to come. TEACHER AND STUDENT—Robert W. Chambers, CEO of RWIV Construction and Renita Harrison, a newly hired employee, talk shop during the Industrial Mechanics Program Kingsley Association graduation. (Photos by Diane I Daniels)

Business

Social Security keeps 30 percent of retired Blacks from poverty

(NNPA)—Although many Americans are living longer, a new public policy analysis reveals that a disproportionate number of older people are also living in poverty—particularly if they are a person of color. According to the AARP Public Policy Institute, Social Security keeps about 30 percent of older African-Americans and Hispanics from retirement poverty. Yet another 20 percent of these two ethnicities at ages 65 or older, live in poverty at a rate that is double that for Whites.

Business

Business Calendar

Business Series OCT. 18—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “Suze Orman’s Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream.” In this 74-minute PBS special presentation DVD personal finance expert Suze Orman will offer her thoughts about saving and investing, financing a college education, retirement planning and more to help individuals get closer to achieving their version of the American dream. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email business@carnegielibrary.org.

Sports

Chryst optimistic but realistic about Pitt’s path

by Will Graves PITTSBURGH (AP)—Paul Chryst never said it was going to be easy. The Pitt coach knew there would be growing pains for a team in desperate need of stability. Halfway through his first season, Chryst’s players aren’t the only ones learning on the job. PRIZED FRESHMAN—Pitt’s Rushel Shell somersaults into the end zone for a two yard touchdown but it was not enough as Pitt blew a lead and lost to Louisville 45-35. (Courier Photo/William McBride) The Panthers (2-4) were trailing unbeaten Louisville by 10 points in the fourth quarter on Sunday when Pitt faced fourth-and-8 at the Louisville 22. Even though Pitt trailed by two scores and had a full complement of timeouts, Chryst opted to go for it, and the comeback attempt died shortly thereafter.

Sports

My ole Kentucky home

I am teed off. No, let’s cut the crap. I am really pissed off. I have to say what I mean and mean what I say. Close your eyes shut your mouth off put on and adjust your rabbit ears so that you can really freakin’ tune in to what I am about to say. I know you are saying at this very moment, “Aubrey Bruce has lost his mind, how can we close our eyes wide shut and read what is on the page?” Well now get this. What I am about to share with you is going to be revealing, historical, rhetorical, categorical and any other “orical” that you may run across in your “vocab” or rhyming dictionary. You are going to be able to run your fingers across this page and feel these words, hey almost like a new sort of spiritual Braille.

Sports

Pretenders or contenders? Next three games huge for Steelers

The loss to the Tennessee Titans dropped the Steelers below 500, making the next three games critical if they are to have any chance of making the playoffs or even finishing with a winning record. Their next three opponents are the Cincinnati Bengals, 3-3; Washington Redskins, 3-3 and New York Giants, 4-2. SACKED—Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) fumbles as he is sacked by Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Mike Martin (93) during the second half of an NFL football game Oct. 11, in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee recovered the ball. (AP Photo/Joe Howell)

Sports

OVERTIME

:10 SANDUSKY, will you please shut-up!! One or two people might lie on you, but not 40. Just shut up and take it the same way you gave it…say what!! BILL NEAL :09 You know the best guy in the whole wide world is my main man Dwayne Woodruff, aka “Da Judge,” but the second best guy in the whole wide world is Attorney Billy Goodrich.

Health

Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved…. Learning about Healthy Teen Relationships

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The numbers associated with domestic violence are shocking. * One in three women will be hurt physically or sexually by an intimate partner in her lifetime. * One in five adolescent girls says she has been physically or sexually hurt by someone she was dating. * One in 10 high school students, both boys and girls, report being physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend. Maikuru Study Group Young people may not always see that a relationship isn’t good for them as it is happening. Across our community, people are reaching out to support and educate young people about what makes a relationship healthy. Helping young men and women see what a healthy relationship is and the warning signs of abuse can help prevent abusive relationships from happening to them or their friends.