first_imgFor the first time in its history, the Santa Monica Homeless Count had to close registration early because of a flood of volunteers who wanted to help with the annual count that takes place on Wednesday. The City had no problem recruiting 250 people to count the homeless well before the Jan. 18 deadline to sign up.“I think we’re going to have a really, really spectacular turnout again,” Margaret Willis, Santa Monica’s Human Services Administrator.While Santa Monica can’t take any more volunteers, Los Angeles is still trying to find 1,100 volunteers to help with its multiple nights of counting, beginning Tuesday in the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.Organizers are still looking for volunteers to help in West Los Angeles as well. Volunteers can visit to sign up.In Santa Monica, the volunteers will fan out across the city starting at 10:30 p.m. to count the number of people sleeping on streets and on the shore. The volunteer count is one part of a three-step approach to getting an accurate view of the homeless situation. Shelters, jail staff, and emergency room workers will also tally the number of homeless at their facilities Wednesday night.In addition, a group of volunteers with USC has been surveying the homeless to get demographic information during the day. Those volunteers try to figure out where people are coming from and ask questions about their access to services. For the first time this year, the survey asks whether the homeless person has a pet and whether that has had an impact on his or her ability to find shelter.While the forecast predicts a chilly night with lows right around 40 degrees, Willis is thankful for (hopefully) clear skies ahead.“We do this rain or shine,” Willis said. “It is going to be cold so bundle up: bring your mittens and bring your hats.”“We try to make it a really fun community event. We have raffle prizes and snacks and time for people to mingle. We try to make it a time for people to come together and get to know other people who care about this issue.”[email protected] :daily presshomelesshomeless counthomelessnessLos Angeles Homeless Services AuthoritySanta Monicasanta monica daily pressshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentWoman hits jail staffFitness Resolutions: CrossFitYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBoardwalk business recovery hamstrung by homelessness crisisClara Harter2 days agoFeaturedNewsWoman Arrested With Knife At Buscaino ‘Plan for Safer Los Angeles’ Press ConferenceGuest Author3 days agoCrimeFeaturedHomeless man loses an eye to BB gun assaultGuest Author1 week agoFeaturedNewsDraft Housing Element released to publicBrennon Dixson2 weeks agoCovid-19FeaturedHealthLifeNewsLA’s unhoused population plagued by an epidemic of mental illnessClara Harter2 weeks agoFeaturedNewsRent Board announces general adjustment effective SeptemberBrennon Dixson3 weeks ago HomeNewsHomelessnessOutpouring of Support for City Homeless Count Jan. 24, 2017 at 8:00 amHomelessnessOutpouring of Support for City Homeless CountGuest Author4 years agodaily presshomelesshomeless counthomelessnessLos Angeles Homeless Services AuthoritySanta Monicasanta monica daily pressA homeless man sleeps on a bench in Palisades Park.  last_img read more

first_imgBarangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings’ Justin Brownlee shoots over NorthPort Batang Pier’s Moala Tautuaa. TIEBREAKER TIMES MANILA – Justin Brownlee carried the cudgels for Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings in the endgame to escape with a 73-70 win over NorthPort Batang Pier in the 2019 Honda PBA Commissioner’s Cup last night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.After seeing its nine point edge turned into a 67-68 deficit, Brownlee drained a free throw and a basket to tie the score at 70-all before surging the Kings ahead for good at 73-70 on a corner triple.Brownlee finished the match with 32 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Gregory Slaughter added 16 markers, while Earl Scottie Thompson had 11 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Kings (2-1).From a low scoring first quarter, the Kings broke away in the second quarter behind consecutive points from Brownlee for a 38-31 halftime edge. Batang Pier was able to tie early in the third but the Kings took a 50-44 lead on Brownlee hit. The Batang Pier answered with another rally to come to within 54-55 before turning it to a seesaw affair in the fourth quarter before NorthPort took a 68-67 lead on back-to-back hits by Prince Ibeh.Moala Tautuaa finished with double-double 15 points and 10 rebounds, Sean Anthony added 14 markers, while Ibeh had eight points, 24 rebounds and five blocks for the Batang Pier (3-1).In the first game, rookie Jaymar Perez showed why he is the top overall pick of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft as he spearhead Columbian Dyip to its first win of the conference at the expense of NLEX Road Warriors, 120-105.Perez was close to efficient for the Dyip as he tallied career-high 39 points, on 16 of 21 shooting, to go along with nine rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Kyle Barone tallied 31 markers in his final game for Columbian.Holding to a slim 24-22 lead after 12 minutes, the Dyip created distance from the Road Warriors behind Perez and Barone for a 53-39 halftime lead before pulling away by as much as 32 points in the second half.Tony Mitchell finished with 32 points, Philip Paniamogan added 18 markers, while Negrense Raul Soyud and Juan Miguel Tiongson had 12 markers each for the Road Warriors (0-4)./PNlast_img read more

first_img© Barcelona “hit rock bottom and needs change”. This was said by the legend of the Catalans Hristo Stoichkov after the embarrassing defeat with 2: 8 by “Bayern” (Munich) in the Champions Meadow. The Spanish team was eliminated in the quarterfinals, and Stoichkov explained that it hurt.The winner of the Golden Ball, who is currently an analyst for the American channel Univision, called for changes at the Camp Nou.“We’ve hit rock bottom. A lot needs to change, starting with President Bartomeu and coach Setien. Players like Pique have said they’re ready to leave because they feel guilty. How many players have been bought and sold in recent years? 500 million and nothing, “Stoichkov commented. “Barcelona” needs a drastic change now. If they have dignity, some players should not get on a plane to Spain. “After the loss, “Barcelona” was criticized by many, and the players also called for change. President Josep Maria Bartomeu has announced that important decisions will be made, but he will not rush them.Coach Kike Setien is expected to be released, and favorites for the post are Xavi Hernandez and Mauricio Pochettino.How the football world reacts after “Bayern” – “Barcelona” 8: 2 read here.last_img read more

first_imgThe middle season is coming to an end, how do you assess the preparations for the championship?– Everyone is well aware of the difficulties faced by both the clubs and the league. The pandemic and the constraints associated with it have become a test of our strength. In some teams, several players were quarantined at the same time. Almost all teams had to change their pre-season plans. In addition to the difficulties, there are many positives. Teams have strengthened thanks to the salary ceiling, the lineups are leveling off. Interesting legionnaires arrived, promising newcomers appeared. All this promises a tense and interesting championship. In general, all issues have been resolved, some are still being addressed. The main thing is that we are ready for the start of the season.How many KHL players are currently suffering from Covid-19? – By August 30, the number of players in KHL clubs was 131, of which 57 have already recovered and are training. The illness was mild in all, they were under the constant supervision of club doctors, and their health was monitored by the KHL medical service.What is the situation with the legionnaires? Are there those who still cannot cross the border?– KHL Russian clubs have almost all foreign players and coaches. There are individual cases that are dealt with individually.Has the issue of cross-border movement of teams been resolved?– On August 26, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order lift restrictions on entry into Russia foreign coaches and athletes whose purpose is to participate in international competitions. Thus, the question of how foreigners will arrive in Russia has fallen. The question remains: how clubs will leave Russiato play matches in other countries or to move between them. The process of issuing invitations and multiple-entry visas to players, coaches and KHL club staff is currently underway to ensure smooth cross-border movement. For the time being, the procedure will be as follows: lists of delegations and details of the date and place of border crossing will be passed on to the relevant national bodies. This scheme has already been tested in the summer. I would like to emphasize that, in the context of an almost complete closure of borders, such an arrangement is the only possible one. KHL, together with government bodies, has done a tremendous job, for which we are grateful to colleagues.What is the situation with spectators in the stands? – Our position has remained the same: hockey is for spectators, and fans need to be placed in the stands. But the regional structure must be respected [un attiecīgo valstu] recommendations and also look at how many fans can be admitted to the arena if all safety precautions are followed. This is a priority for clubs, so it is clubs that work out the best solution. Games without spectators will have to be played in Kazakhstan, Cherepovets and Novosibirsk. In other arenas the capacity is different. There is no universal formula here and it cannot be. So far, some clubs have already announced how they will handle it, how many subscriptions have been sold and how many tickets will go on sale.What do you expect from the new championship?– Let’s start with the fact that it will be the first with a strict salary ceiling. It is already visible how the composition of the teams is leveled out, many are well established. We will see more competition, so there will be bright and tense matches, as well as increased fan interest in our game. Together with everyone, I am longing for the big hockey and, like all the fans, I am looking forward to the start of the championship.Resources used:khl.rulast_img read more