Movable studios to prevent youth homelessness

first_imgMovable studios to prevent youth homelessness Relocatable studio accommodation to help young South Australians avoid homelessness is one of the innovative projects funded under the Marshall Liberal Government’s new $20 million Homelessness Prevention Fund.Following a competitive tender process, the first $4.4 million has been awarded to two new projects, which aim to deliver reductions in homelessness across the state.New homelessness prevention projects include:Kids Under Cover – Studio Program $2.3 millionConsortium of UnitingCare Wesley Bowden, Junction Australia, Kornar Winmil Yunti Aboriginal Corporation (KWY) – Private Rental Support Pilot $2.1 millionMinister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said today’s first round of successful applicants under the $20 million fund would empower and assist South Australians at risk of homelessness.“Both of these innovative projects focus on early intervention and prevention so that we can help address the issues putting South Australians at risk of homelessness,” said Minister Lensink.Melbourne-based program Kids Under Cover will provide 51 fully relocatable studios over three years to young people at risk of homelessness.“Kids Under Cover has identified a strong link between overcrowded households and young people prematurely leaving home and becoming vulnerable to homelessness – and this project will help South Australian youth stay safely connected with their families,” said Minister Lensink.“To address overcrowding at home, Kids Under Cover build one-or-two bedroom studios in the backyards of homes to assist families and carers in need of more room to accommodate young people aged 12-to-25.”The relocatable studios are expected to be on the ground in South Australia by late 2021.The Private Rental Support Pilot brings together a number of South Australian organisations to run a new program for three years, supporting people into private rental, as well as assisting others already in private rental accommodation to maintain their tenancy and avoid homelessness.“Service providers in Adelaide’s southern and eastern suburbs will help at-risk South Australians access and maintain private rental accommodation, connecting them with services and support to live independently, before their tenancy is at risk,” said Minister Lensink.A Private Rental Engagement Co-ordinator will work with private rental agents to secure properties for clients at risk of homelessness – and they will offer ongoing support for the tenant and landlord should any issues arise during the tenancy.The new service will also work with the newly formed RentRight SA in situations where a tenant is facing eviction.Minister Lensink said the Marshall Liberal Government would continue to encourage innovation in the homelessness services sector through the $20 million Homelessness Prevention Fund – a key initiative of the Government’s once-in-a-generation $550 million 10-year housing and homelessness strategy.“As part of that, our $20 million Homelessness Prevention Fund aims to prevent people falling into homelessness in the first place,” said Minister Lensink.“Currently, we have a homelessness system that is outdated, expensive and does not achieve real outcomes for South Australians who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and people using the system have told us it’s not working for them.“We’re spending millions of dollars every year on crisis accommodation – and this does not provide long-term solutions for people experiencing homelessness and that’s why we’re currently reforming the system.“We know that with early invention and support upfront, we can support South Australians to secure, safe and affordable housing, and avoid spending years cycling through the homelessness system.“We look forward to trialling more new, innovative programs under the Homelessness Prevention Fund to better support our most vulnerable South Australians.” /Public News. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. 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Exclusive – site selected for three school campus in Buncranna

first_img Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook It has been confirmed that a site has been selected for the three school campus in Buncranna.It has been 11 years since the site selection process began which will incorporate schools Crana College, Gaelcholáiste Chineál Eoghain and Gaelscoil Bhun Cranncha.It’s understood a number of sites were evaluated with one selected, however the location of the site has not yet been disclosed.Welcoming the news, Councillor Rena Donaghey says this will pave the way for further progress on the long awaited development:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/rena.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Exclusive – site selected for three school campus in Buncranna 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Pinterest Google+ Previous articleDonegal and Monaghan unchanged for Semi Final ReplayNext articleRampant Dundalk fire five past Derry at the Brandywell admin Homepage BannerNews 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter By admin – July 1, 2016 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more

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News Scan for Aug 24, 2017

first_imgMERS sickens 2 more in Saudi ArabiaThe Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health (MOH) reported two new cases of MERS-CoV today, one in Dumah Al Jandal and the other in Hail, both in the north-central part of the country.A 40-year-old Saudi woman from Dumah Al Jandal is in stable condition after presenting with symptoms of MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus). Her infection is listed as “primary,” which means it’s unlikely she contracted the virus from another person. Her illness does not appear to be related to a recent hospital outbreak in the same city.A 46-year-old man from Hail was also diagnosed with MERS-CoV. He presented with symptoms and is in critical condition. The MOH said investigators are currently reviewing the source of his infection.Saudi Arabia has now recorded 1,704 MERS-CoV cases, 690 of them fatal, since the first detection in humans in 2012. Twelve people are still receiving treatment for their infections.Aug 24 MOH update  Texas adds three counties to Zika testing recommendationThe Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) today added three counties to its enhanced Zika virus testing recommendations for pregnant women as well as people with rash and other symptoms of the disease.The new counties include Kinney, Maverick, and Val Verde counties, all in the southern tip of the state on the border with Mexico. They join six other counties that are already recommended for enhanced testing: Cameron, Hildago, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata.There is no evidence of ongoing Zika transmission anywhere in Texas, but the TDSHS said climate and geography in the nine counties are at higher risk for Zika spread by mosquitoes and that reports from Mexico show transmission is still occurring in some of its states, including some at the US border.Also today, the TDSHS updated its advice for testing pregnant women in the high-risk areas, urging providers to test them 3 times rather than 2 during pregnancy, consistent with a recent recommendation change from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The TDSHS warned that Texas is entering peak mosquito season, and it warned people to protect themselves from mosquito bites by consistently wearing repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, and using air conditioning or making sure door and window screens are intact.So far, Texas has only reported one local Zika case this year, an individual from Hildago County whose illness was announced at the end of July.Aug 24 TDSHS statement Lower respiratory infections cause 2.74 million deaths worldwide: reportA new global disease burden study published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases estimates that lower respiratory tract infections (LRIs) caused 2.74 million deaths worldwide in 2015, making them the fifth leading cause of death, and the second leading cause of death for children under the age of 5 years. The infections also resulted in 103 million disability-adjusted life years lost.The modeling study looked at rates of LRIs and their four most common etiologies: Pneumococcal pneumonia, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).Though the overall incidence of LRIs has decreased between 2005 and 2015, infections still disproportionally affect the poorest regions in the world.  The authors said 75% of deaths from LRIs occur in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. Other parts of the world, including east and southeast Asia, central Europe, and tropical Latin America, saw a more than 50% reduction in under-age-5 deaths from LRIs.Burdens for specific etiologies were also unevenly distributed. Pneumonia, for example, has been reduced worldwide by 36% in the decade between 2005 and 2015, but in sub-Saharan Africa, that reduction is only 21.4%. Overall, pneumonia accounted for 64.1% of LRI deaths worldwide in 2015. After pneumonia, Hib infections, followed by RSV, and influenza, were the most likely to cause death.In a commentary on the study, Cynthia Whitney, MD, MPH, with the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, writes, “Effective interventions for reducing pneumonia deaths are available, and a vaccine to prevent RSV infection could be available in the near future. With continued resources and attention, modeled estimates of pneumonia deaths, as well as actual numbers, can continue to decrease.”Aug 23 Lancet Infect Dis study Aug 23 Lancet Infect Dis commentarylast_img read more

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LAPS: Transgender 101, 201 Presentations Canceled

first_imgLAPS News:The Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico’s Transgender 101 presentation set for today, Monday, Dec. 2 and the Transgender 201 presentation set for Tuesday, Dec. 3 have been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.Presentations will be rescheduled in the spring with information released to the public once dates are set.LAPS apologizes for any inconvenience.Direct questions to Kristine Coblentz at 505.663.2263 or [email protected]last_img

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Nao Kodaira zooms to 20th consecutive victory at 500 meters

first_img Nao Kodaira competes in a women’s 500-meter speedskating World Cup event on Saturday in Stavanger, Norway. Kodaira took first place in the race. | EPA speedskating, Nao Kodaira, Miho Takagi RELATED PHOTOS STAVANGER, NORWAY – Nao Kodaira continued her imperious form over 500 meters with her 15th career World Cup victory, and 20th straight overall, at the distance on Saturday.Kodaira finished first in 37.07 seconds, while Russia’s Angelina Golikova was second, 0.78 second back, and two-time defending Olympic champion Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea (37.95) was third. “My body wasn’t moving at the start, but I made up for it in the second half,” Kodaira said. “I’ve been able to show the results of my summer practice. I have a feeling I’ll keep improving.”It was Kodaira’s 12th straight 500 victory on the World Cup circuit. On Friday, she won both the 500- and 1,000-meter races.Miho Takagi won the women’s 1,500 in 1 minute, 55.30 seconds, while Ayaka Kikuchi finished fifth. American Heather Bergsma (1:56:48) finished second and the Netherlands’ Lotte van Beek (1:57:51) was third.“I was tired,” Takagi said. “There was a point when it wasn’t going well and I just barely won. I don’t have the feeling like ‘I did it!’ even though I took first.”In the men’s 500 meters, Daichi Yamanaka narrowly missed out on a victory, finishing runner-up 0.03 behind the Netherlands’ Ronald Mulder, who finished in 34.62. The Netherlands’ Hein Otterspeer (34.76) was third. center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KEYWORDS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

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Coopman exorcizes Super Nationals demons with Sport Compact crown

first_imgNate CoopmanBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – Those September demons got put to rest Tuesday evening.Nate Coopman shook off the bad luck that had ridden with him in previous visits to Boone Speed­way, winning the Sport Compact main event and becoming the first champion crowned at the 33rd annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.“I’ve been trying to win this race for four years and had nothing but bad luck,” said Coopman, who broke while leading late in last year’s event and had to be wondering if he’d be snakebit again after making early contact with the front stretch wall. “This has to be my biggest win, for sure.”His latest of nearly 200 sanctioned victories paid $250, plus a $230 Speedway Motors Weekly Racing bonus based on 46 starts this season coming into the night.He’d started 12th and passed pole starter Nathan Chandler for the lead on just the seventh of 25 circuits. Coopman was already pulling away from the back when the first caution of the contest waved three laps later.Chandler, the 2011 Super Nationals king, stayed close to the leader before coming to a stop on lap 15. Seventeenth starting Josh Barnes took up the chase from that point but couldn’t catch up.Matt Brehmer, Ryan Walker and Ramsey Meyer completed the top five. Brehmer had started 14th while Meyer made his charge all the way from the 26th starting spot.“I did not want to see any late cautions,” Coopman said, after seeing defending champ Adam Gates slow in turn four, the same location as Chandler, on the 22nd lap. “I ran the inside line al­most all the way and it worked out for us.”Six states were represented in the starting field; Danny Sims became the first driver from Texas to make the Sport Compact main.A Super Nationals record 64 Sport Compacts vied Tuesday at Boone.Feature results – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn.; 2. Josh Barnes, Keokuk; 3. Matt Brehmer, Sobieski, Wis.; 4. Ryan Walker, Wilton; 5. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb.; 6. Brandon Setser, Daven­port; 7. Brandon Lambert, Carthage, Ill.; 8. Scott Spellmeier, Beatrice, Neb.; 9. Cory Pe­ters, Spencer; 10. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City; 11. Terry Blowers, Waseca, Minn.; 12. Danny Sims, Decatur, Texas; 13. Adam Gates, Marion; 14. Jake Benischek, Durant; 15. Jay DeVries, Spencer; 16. David Dembowski, Grand Island, Neb.; 17. Nathan Chandler, Norway; 18. Cody Thompson, Sioux City; 19. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb.; 20. Tyler Whalen, Bellevue, Neb.; 21. Alec Stapleton, Denison; 22. Drew Johnson, Sioux City; 23. Trent Orwig, Eldon; 24. Brandon Reu, Donnellson; 25. Corey Stapleton, Denison; 26. John Gill, Marshalltown; 27. Ron Kibbe, Dan­ville; 28. Chuck Fullenkamp, West Point; 29. Tyler Fralin, Beatrice, Neb.; 30. Stephanie Forsberg, Slayton, Minn.Sport Compacts at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.last_img read more

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Penguins’ Murray out 3-6 weeks with broken hand

first_imgPittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) stops a shot by San Jose Sharks’ Joonas Donskoi (27) during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday, June 9, 2016, in Pittsburgh. Gene J. Puskar AP PhotoPITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is out three-to-six weeks with a broken hand.Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford announced the injury Saturday on the second day of training camp.Murray broke his right hand while playing for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey. Murray said he jammed his thumb in North America’s loss to Russia on Monday and was held out of its game on Wednesday.The 22-year-old went 15-6 with a 2.08 goals-against average and .923 save percentage in the playoffs last spring as the Penguins won the Stanley Cup. This injury makes it unlikely Murray will be available for opening night against the Washington Capitals on Oct. 13 when the Penguins raise the fourth Cup banner in franchise history.last_img read more

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OLYMPIC TEAM MANAGER JOINS FORCES WITH TUAM SPORTS CLUBS

first_imgUnderstanding how McGonagle, against all odds turned a GAA field into a top class sports facility including 400m track, full sized pitches, astro turfs, swimming pool and community managed club house is one of the first steps in achieving the same result here in Tuam.The Juvenile athletes, who in 2017 became the eight biggest club in the country, currently have to travel to Claremorris and Athlone for training, whilst Camogie and Football are begging unused fields and pitches from schools and other sports in an attempt to maintain training.Martin Kenny spokesperson for the Juvenile arm of Tuam AC said: “One of our Government’s key objectives is keeping young people in sport past the ages of 14. We have a huge number of volunteer coaches and parents who are facing burnout driving long distances for training and changing schedules at the last minute as pitches become available. We risk losing a whole generation of children in sport if we don’t manage to build our own facilities here in Tuam fast.”He added: “Tuam is now well served with the recent opening of the new motorway. But we are currently seeing yet another development of almost 130 houses and yet again no plans for additional amenities.”Martin Kenny and Brendan McGrath spoke to John Mulligan about next Monday Night’s EventAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/TUAM%20ATHLETICS%20SPECIAL.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Patsy McGongale who managed the Irish athletics teams on a record 68 occasions said: “No one believed we could achieve what we have done with Finn Valley. The economic benefits of a shared sports facility to the area are immeasurable, we can now host large scale events attracting visitors from all over the country to rural Donegal. Coupled with that we have some of the strongest youth and juvenile clubs in all of Ireland punching way above our weight across numerous sports on a National Scale.”He added: “Home grown hero Ricky Simms, agent to Usain Bolt and Mo Farah hails from Finn Valley and we boast over 300 national athletics champions. A shared sports facility will serve Tuam and the North Galway Region well, the youth of the area deserve the opportunities it brings.”Patsy will share his best practice, insider knowledge and experience of the pitfalls to avoid at the information night in the Birmingham Suite of the Ard Ri Hotel, @20:00.Organisers are expecting a good turnout and hope the information evening will help to build momentum and support for this desperately needed facility, which will ultimately support 32 schools and many more clubs.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Patsy McGonagle, four time Olympic Team Manager and the driving force behind the acclaimed community sports facility, Finn Valley, will be giving an open evening in Tuam this Monday April 3oth in the Ard Ri Hotel, Tuam at 8pm. Three of the town’s most prominent clubs, Tuam Athletics Club, Tuam Camogie and Tuam Cortoon Ladies Gaelic Football have come together to tackle the issue of lack of facilities here in this town for the growing number of young children involved in their sports.last_img read more

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Hawks need overtime to take down Bombers Tuesday at Hangar

first_imgJosh Jolicoeur tied the game for LVR in the final seconds of the fourth period, dropping a contested layup to even the score.However, the visiting Hawks outscored the Bombers in the extra frame to steal the victory.Jairo Mangapot paced the Bombers with 26 points while Mike Zarikoff had 18 and Jolicoeur 12.The loss was the second in as many games for the Bombers, which failed to secure a win last week against Mount Sentinel.LVR lost 61-58 to the Wildcats.LVR returns to action this weekend when the team travels to Osoyoos to play in the Rattlers Invitational Basketball Tournament. The L.V. Rogers Bombers dropped a barn burner to the visiting J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks Tuesday night at the Hangar in Nelson.LVR rallied late, but lost in overtime to the Hawks from Trail 79-76 in West Kootenay High School Boys’ Basketball action.last_img read more

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Rousing the Remarkable: 9 Ways to Influence Extraordinary Actions (Even in Your Absence)

first_imgSheila from the Radisson Indianapolis Airport Hotel It was 3 a.m. when I called the front desk at the Radisson Indianapolis Hotel to beg for ointment for a wound. Sheila answered the phone but had nothing to offer, “I’m sorry sweetie. We only have Band-Aids down here.” Petulantly, I declared that I would have to find a 24-hour pharmacy. Quickly recognizing my excruciating pain, Sheila said, “Let me call the hotel across the street and see if they have anything.” She phoned me right back and said, “Good news! They have ointment. I’m going to get it for you.” My grouchiness instantly disappeared. I was struck by her generosity. After enlisting a colleague to cover the desk, Sheila ran across the street to retrieve medicine. I met her in the lobby where she handed me three packets of ointment and a lot of sympathy as she examined my injury. I have never been so grateful. Because of Sheila, the pain subsided allowing me to finally sleep and saving my entire business meeting that day. Not in any training or employee manual We can assume that nowhere in the Radisson employee handbook or in Sheila’s job description will we find anything about calling another hotel to find medicine for a guest. I also doubt that her manager trained Sheila to deal with that precise situation. On top of which, her manager was likely in a deep sleep at 3 a.m. and unable to instruct Sheila on exactly what to do. So why did Sheila take extraordinary action to help a guest when no one told her, trained her, or instructed her to do so specifically? Initiative. A dearth of initiative Sheila’s initiative saved my night. It was her inventiveness in the moment that made all the difference. But doesn’t her remarkable act sound like an anomaly, not the norm? If we are so starved for initiative, why don’t more people generate it? We have only ourselves to blame As leaders we have put the fear of unemployment in our people’s hearts and minds. We have paralyzed them with rules, regulations, handbooks, and policies. We have told them not to think for themselves. And as a result, they don’t. They wait for instruction, color in the lines, stifle their ideas, and resort to, “That’s not my job.” Here’s the good news! Every leader has the opportunity to shift this imbalance. To support company policies, but encourage flexibility. To follow rules, but not strangle innovation. To ensure jobs are executed, but cheer for originality. To allow people to make their work matter but withdraw threats of punishment. How can we fuel initiative in all of our people? 9 Ways to Drive Initiative and Rouse the Remarkable 1. Inspire it. A battle cry is always more action-inducing than a mission statement. A battle cry is our own declaration of how we make a difference with our work. I can only imagine Sheila’s team has a battle cry that sounds something like, “Make every guest feel like they are a guest in our own homes.” 2. Model it. Social cognitive theory argues that people are watching your actions and reactions to shape their own. They are influenced by what they observe and remember about how you, their leader, act and react in every situation. So model the actions you want to see. 3. Catch it. Catch people being great. Acknowledge them for making a difference in the battle cry and in every day actions. Do this and you’re guaranteed to get an encore. 4. Applaud it. I wrote a letter to Stephen Wright, general manager at the Radisson Indianapolis Hotel. I gushed about Sheila and acknowledged his leadership for allowing her to be a great team member. I expect Stephen Wright to turn around and applaud Sheila similarly. 5. Spotlight it. I posted a rave review on Hotels.com. Sheila’s boss has an opportunity to shine the spotlight on Sheila for the world to see. Similarly, AMC Theaters in the N.J. Monmouth Mall posts a plaque that highlights the “Difference Maker of the Month.” That spotlight shines even a bit brighter than merely “Employee of the Month.” 6. Discuss it. Engage in conversations with your team about how to execute on a battle cry. Discuss simple but remarkable, Sheila-like ways to make a difference in that battle. On my team we regularly talk about how to make the people we work with (clients and vendors) feel important, even in routine emails. 7. Identify it.last_img read more

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