Wherein We Force Our Writer to Hang Out in an Abandoned…

first_imgPhoto by Drew TewksburyPhoto by Drew TewksburyPhoto by Drew TewksburyPhoto by Drew TewksburyPhoto by Drew TewksburyPhoto by Drew TewksburyPhoto by Drew TewksburyPhoto by Drew TewksburyPhoto by Drew TewksburyPhoto by Drew Tewksbury“If you have to go to the bathroom, I suggest you do it now,” announces a man in a lab coat to the group of nervous youngsters gathered in the hallway. “Oh my god, I’m going to pee my pants like eight times, have six heart attacks, and throw up,” responds Elle Willgues (@ElleWillgues, 118 followers), an 18-year-old from Burbank who has shown up at the long abandoned Linda Vista Community Hospital in Boyle Heights.Young thrill-seekers have gathered here for a haunted-house-meets-scavenger hunt sleepover planned by the people who bring you the guilty-pleasure creepfest American Horror Story. After a Q&A with American Horror Story: Asylum actors Naomi Grossman (who plays Pepper) and Barbara Tarbuck (who plays Mother Superior) and a screening of an episode from the newest season, Coven, the hospital was turned over to superfans who had pledged to spend the night in the spine-chilling setting. Many places in the building have an uneasy feeling to them—the boiler room, the file room strewn with real medical records, the old morgue—but it was here where we observed the most terrifying beast of all: the American teenager.Cassidy Tassart  (@CassidyTassart, 323 followers) was one of them. Along with her friends Oscar Corona(@oscarjamescrown, 228 followers) and 19-year-old Josh Gearhart (@thatguygearhart, 68 followers) she won tickets to the event by retweeting Fox Home Entertainment. For this generation, all experience is processed through a digital filter. Their personas aren’t scrawled across their backpacks or notebooks; their Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook accounts reflect what they’re doing, what they’re obsessed with, what they’re thinking–and what they want others to think of them. Before they arrived at Linda Vista, their excitement had been building and if their Tweets are any measure, it crescendoed that night.Team Badass Minotaurs, as they were called, were poised for action. They were dressed as fright flick victims: the guys sporting floppy coifs and plenty of denim and the girls in short skirts and crop tops (Tassart’s read “Fuck You” while Willgues’ said “1990,” a date a few years before she was born). Willgues and Tassart nervously chattered while Corona stayed quiet and Gearhart chewed his nails as the group proceeded down the halls.Located on the grounds of the former Santa Fe Coast Lines Hospital, which was created to service the frequent casualties incurred by railroad workers, the current structure was built in 1924 and renamed Linda Vista Community Hospital in 1937. In the 1980s, it fell on hard times; it was famous for its high mortality rate and in 1991, claims of negligence led to its closure. The facility lay dormant and grew more terrifying over the next 20 years. Many Boyle Heights residents will tell you stories about their encounters with the ominous building on the hill, which has served as polar North for petrifying dares, urban spelunking, and awkward make-out sessions. Today, it’s home to film shoots and Halloween haunts like the Asylum sleepover. Soon, that will all end. The property has been bought by a developer who plans to convert it into senior housing.For the young superfans, the terror-athon begins when their blindfolds are removed and they find themselves in a dingy downstairs room brimming with squeaks and groans. The sudden bling of distant piano keys startles them and Gearhart leaves to investigate; Willgues and Tassart gather at the center of the room. They empty the bag they were given. Inside is a screw, a blacklight, a pen, and two pairs of scrubs. The pair slips into the scrubs and runs behind a one-way mirror—this place appears to be an observation room—to sing “Ring Around the Rosy” as their apparitions seem to float in the mirror. The already nervous Gearhart is not amused. Corona flips on the blacklight and begins to search for clues.  Willgues and Tassart entertain the idea of twerking, then begin to discuss which Scooby Doo characters they represent. “I’m Velma,” Willgues blurts out; no one responds with their own characters. It’s obvious: Tassart is Daphne, Gearhart is shaggy, and Corona is a Latino Fred. They move to the next room where a hokey dead body lies on an autopsy table. As the gang digs through the mummified remains, another group of teens floats down the hall.With their arms clutching oversized purses the quartet huddles together as they wander down the blue-lit hallway. The slight, ginger-haired Quinnlan Kummer (@quinnlaaan, 433 followers) 18, and bespectacled 19 year-old Tessa Szmagalski (@heyytessa, 343 followers) lag behind. “We’ve never been here before and we’re freaked out, but they’ve been here before,” she says gesturing to the other half of the team, which has forged ahead. In a nearby room, Sara Hardie (@Sarahardie, 1593 followers) and Sloane Brown (@_SloaneBrown, 63,508 followers) loom above an oversized plywood box, discussing the time they saw it in either an alien or zombie movie.Brown is from Amarillo, Texas, and she costars on an E! reality show called Drama Queens, which follows the exploits of celebrity manager Marki Costello. At 3 a.m. she Instagrams a picture in the chaotic medical records room; surrounded by the male “orderlies” who have been stationed around the hospital. The girls split up, Brown and Hardie leave their counterparts behind, nonchalantly walking down darkened corridors with exposed pipes and torn up floors. Just when they start to get bored, Hardie has an idea: “Let’s go back and scare the others…” TAGSAmerican Horror StoryHalloweenHorrorL.A CultureLinda Vista HospitalTelevisionPrevious articlePeak Season: The Jujubes are Here!Next articleA Walker in L.A.: Welcome to Cypress ParkDrew Tewksbury RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORZoe Lister-Jones Talks ‘The Craft: Legacy,’ a Witchy Fable for a More Woke GenerationHallo-Stream: The Ultimate Spooky Season Watch ListWill Angelenos Still Go Costume Crazy for a COVID-19 Halloween? TVUncategorizedWherein We Force Our Writer to Hang Out in an Abandoned Hospital… with Teenagers!!!And he has to watch “American Horror Story.” Because how else do you set the mood when you’re in one of L.A.’s scariest urban ruins?By Drew Tewksbury – October 9, 20131048ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItlast_img read more

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Premium / Supply chain radar: As DSV flies high, Panalpina minorities question the Agility deal

first_img Forgotten your password? Please click here Toronto Snowmobile Show – Oct 2010 Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium By Alessandro Pasetti 05/03/2019 New Premium subscriber REGISTER LOGIN Email* All the M&A chatter, but only a little real action so far in the transport and logistics sector are proving to be a blessing for DSV. Its shares are now trading well above reasonable levels at five-month highs, despite a potential deal with Panalpina (PAN) that is less likely than in mid-February when PAN stock traded $10 lower, I reckon.But another story has captured the imagination of many investors and trade sources in the past couple of days, which is …center_img Password* Premium subscriber LOGIN << Go back Reset Your Password Reset Email* Please Loginlast_img read more

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Most scientists believe there is a ‘crisis’ reproducing experiments

first_img David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe Placing trust in science can be easier when findings are confirmed, but a new survey finds that most scientists believe there is a “crisis” in reproducibility.Specifically, 52 percent reported that replicating results is a “significant” problem and another 38 percent believe a “slight crisis” exists. More than 70 percent of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, according to Nature, which canvassed 1,576 researchers. And more than half of the respondents reported that they failed to reproduce their own experiments.Yet one-third believe that failing to reproduce results means that a study is probably just incorrect, and most of those asked say that they continue to trust published findings. Moreover, 73 percent think that at least half of the papers in their own fields can be believed, with physicists and chemists expressing the most confidence.advertisement Nature wrote that researchers often assume there is usually a “valid reason” for this belief, and the perception is compounded by a lack of incentive to publish positive replications. Moreover, medical journals may be reluctant to publish negative findings, according to Nature. [email protected] @Pharmalot Episode 3: Should we believe published scientific research? By Ed Silverman June 1, 2016 Reprints For instance, a Merck executive recently suggested that drug makers should be entitled to get their money back for potential treatments licensed from universities if the company is unable to reproduce the results in subsequent experiments. In his view, the inability to replicate findings is reason for altering the nature of the relationship between academia and industry.At the same time, the pharmaceutical industry has been under pressure to release trial results in order to verify claims about their medicines. The issue accelerated in the wake of several scandals about undisclosed side effects. Last year, a group of researchers analyzed trial data for a GlaxoSmithKline antidepressant and found the original safety claims could be not reproduced. Related: Ed Silvermancenter_img Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. PharmalotMost scientists believe there is a ‘crisis’ reproducing experiments About the Author Reprints Related: Big drug maker presses for money-back guarantee that its science will work The survey presents a confusing picture at a time when there is growing importance attached to reproducing results.advertisement Turning back to the lab, the survey found that scientists cited several reasons for difficulties reproducing results. More than 60 percent pointed to the pressure to publish and selective reporting as regular issues. More than half cited insufficient replication in the lab, poor oversight, or low statistical power, Nature wrote. And some said the use of specialized techniques, for example, can be difficult to repeat.To improve outcomes, the scientists said that better study designs and better statistics are needed, Nature wrote, adding that one-third of the respondents said their labs had taken steps in the past five years to bolster the odds of replacing results. Tags clinical trialsGlaxoSmithKlinereproducibilitylast_img read more

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Pharmalittle: Sanofi sued for graft in the Philippines; former Valeant CEO goes to arbitration

first_imgPharmalot What is it? Tags pharmaceuticalspharmalittleSTAT+Vaccines Pharmalittle: Sanofi sued for graft in the Philippines; former Valeant CEO goes to arbitration What’s included? Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. @Pharmalot Ed Silvermancenter_img Alex Hogan/STAT GET STARTED By Ed Silverman Dec. 22, 2017 Reprints [email protected] About the Author Reprints And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, you may recall, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans, although we have plenty of daydreaming to do, since we will be taking an extended break. The agenda revolves around hanging with all of our short people, catching up on our napping, and remaining open to possibilities. And what about you? You could make time to see someone special. Take an excursion. Count your blessings. Or calculate your tax bill. So many choices, so little time? Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe. Enjoy, and see you next year, as they say…The parents of children injected with the Sanofi (SNY) dengue vaccine have filed graft charges against former Philippines President Benigno Aquino III, some of his Cabinet members, and key Sanofi executives, The Inquirer reports. They accused the officials of “knowingly” acting in bad faith when they entered into a deal with Sanofi to purchase Dengvaxia and of “gross inexcusable negligence,” saying they failed to review and assess the vaccine’s effectiveness. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Log In | Learn More last_img read more

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Family going home from hospital with newborn involved in Cape Coral crash

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A new family on their way back from the hospital with a newborn baby was involved in a crash Thursday afternoon.The Cape Coral Police Department said the crash was reported at the intersection of Burnt Store Road and Embers Parkway. A motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, but police said they are not in critical condition. The family was driving their black SUV when they said the driver came out of nowhere and they crashed into each other.Both the mother and newborn baby were taken to the hospital as a precaution but were not injured, according to the father. The father did say he was injured in the arm by an airbag that went off. Motorcyclist rushed to the hospital after Fort Myers crash June 7, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Two people taken to hospital after Gateway motorcycle crash May 27, 2021center_img Naples man in critical condition after slamming motorcycle into mailbox May 25, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementTags: ccpdMotorcycle crash Motorcycle & semi-truck collide on Colonial Boulevard June 2, 2021 AdvertisementThe roads in the area are blocked off, and drivers are asked to avoid the area, according to Cape Coral police. last_img read more

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Ballyouskill man to tour Ireland by tractor

first_imgHis initiative entitled ‘The Ferguson 20/32 Challenge’ will take in a journey of close to 1500 kilometres around Ireland and he will set off on his expedition from Kilkenny Castle, on Saturday, 28 July on his vintage tractor towing his self-made wagon.They are gathering at 12 midday for departure at 1.30pm. SEE ALSO – Laois secondary school chosen to provide new Leaving Cert subject Community Facebook Home News Ballyouskill man to tour Ireland by tractor News By Sarah Cullen – 25th July 2018 Twitter Paul Palmer from Ballyouskill in Kilkenny (on Laois border) has committed to raising organ donor awareness and supporting the Irish Kidney Association by travelling in his slow moving vintage 63 year old Ferguson 20 Tractor through the 32 counties of Ireland. His initiative entitled ‘The Ferguson 20/32 Challenge’ will take in a journey of close to 1500 kilometres around Ireland and he will set off on his expedition from Kilkenny Castle on Saturday, 28th July on his vintage tractor towing his self-made wagon. Paul is pictured at the launch in Ballyouskill 20 July 2018.Picture: Alf Harvey. ‘The Ferguson 20/32 Challenge’ was officially launched at The Wheel Inn in Ballyouskill on Friday evening, 20th July. Paul Palmer, Ballyouskill, had resolved ‘to make a difference’ after reaching his milestone 50th birthday. The local vintage tractor enthusiast was motivated by the plight of a relative of his who has kidney failure.  He has decided to direct his focus towards raising organ donor awareness with the aid of his sixty three year old vintage tractor. Paul Palmer intends to raise organ donor awareness and support the Irish Kidney Association by travelling through all 32 counties on his vintage 1955 Ferguson 20 tractor.   Ballyouskill man to tour Ireland by tractor Facebook In attendance at the launch were Paul’s wife Frances and their daughters Rachel, Grace and Gemma as well as members of his very large extended family together with friends and supporters from his local community. Also supporting the event were representatives of both the Kilkenny branch and Laois branch of the Irish Kidney.  Also, keen to support the launch event were Paul’s ‘backroom team’ who are helping him with planning, logistics and promotion on his Challenge including his daughter Rachel as well as his brothers John and Jimmy and friends Eddie Sherlock, Pat Comerford and Ger Dunphy. Prominently displayed outside the venue was Paul’s prized Ferguson 20 vintage tractor.  At the launch Paul thanked all those people who supported him and offered encouragement and he also expressed his gratitude to publican Frank Brennan for allowing the launch to take place at his venue and for ongoing support of community events and numerous charity fundraisers.The tractor, which is 63 years old and lacks the comforts of modern day tractors, can travel at a maximum speed of 25km per hour. Paul, a self-employed builder has built a wagon akin to a ‘Shepherd’s Hut’ which will be towed along and will provide a place for him to rest, refuel and refresh after his slow daily travels. Paul’s journey will head south first and plans to take in a friend’s wedding in Charleville in Cork on 2nd August before he makes his way around the rest of Ireland including the six counties in a self-funded expedition which is expected will take over a month to complete before he reaches his final destination, his local village Ballyouskill.  Paul is confident that while raising organ donor awareness that he will enjoy the warm hospitality of communities and individuals along his journey and that they will allow him to pitch up his tractor and wagon on private land including farmland.  He will be distributing organ donor cards and be photographed in towns and villages he passes through and will share his experiences along the way on social media including the Facebook page, ‘The Ferguson 20/32 Challenge’.Paul explained, “my passion for vintage tractors was sparked many years ago when my late father bought a 1950 Ferguson which I really enjoyed driving on the family farm.  I was the second last child in a family of 15 siblings and we all had to find our own way in the world and I became a builder, but I kept up my interest in farming, machinery and vintage tractors.  I still enjoy making hay the old fashioned way with my old tractor. By doing so it connects me to the land which is very self-fulfilling and therapeutic”.“When approaching my 50th birthday I had resolved to doing something worthwhile and to try to make a difference. I was motivated to take on this challenge as I was mindful of the plight of a relative who has been undergoing dialysis treatment while waiting for a kidney transplant.  A transplant would greatly improve her quality of life. There are over 2000 people in Ireland receiving dialysis treatment and there are over 500 people on transplant waiting lists for hearts lung, liver and kidneys.”“My decision to focus on trying to increase awareness for organ donation and support the Irish Kidney Association seemed obvious to me. I hope that by travelling the length and breadth of Ireland and making stops on the way that I can help to spread the word about the huge importance of organ donation. By doing this Challenge my goal is to inspire more people to carry organ donor cards and give hope to those people on transplant waiting lists in Ireland. If my effort results in even just one life being saved through organ donation then I will have fulfilled my aim to make a difference.”At the launch Paul quipped, “I’m hopeful that my old Ferguson will be able for the challenge and that we complete it before my 51st birthday on 14th September. Sure maybe we will make a special appearance at the National Ploughing Championships which also takes place in September!”Anyone wishing to make a contribution to Paul’s Challenge with proceeds going to the Irish Kidney Association can do so directly to the Irish Kidney Association on Facebook via the following link www.facebook.com/IrishKidneyAssociation/https://www.facebook.com/IrishKidneyAssociation/  or logging money to a special account set up at Ballyragget Credit Union for which account details are posted on the The Ferguson 20/32 Facebook page.Organ Donor Cards can also be obtained by phoning the Irish Kidney Association tel. 01 6205306 or Free text the word DONOR to 50050. Visit website www.ika.ie/card.You can also indicate your wishes to be an organ donor on your drivers license which is represented by Code 115. WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Pinterest Twitter TAGSBallyouskillIrish Kidney AssociationThe Ferguson 20/32 Challenge RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLIVE BLOG: Follow all the SFC R1 and All-Ireland U-16 Ladies final actionNext articleMeaney’s late late point sees Kilcruise down Stradbally in championship thriller Sarah Cullenhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs. Community Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding WhatsApp Rugby Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

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Talking Sport: Our preview of the Leinster U-20 football final between Laois and Dublin

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 5th March 2020 Facebook Electric Picnic WhatsApp News Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Brought to you in association with the Anvil InnThe long awaited day is just 24 hours away for the Laois U-20 footballers.Friday is Leinster final day, with Laois and Dublin preparing to do battle in Netwatch Cullen Park in Carlow.Laois are in their second provincial decider at this level in a row – and their third successive one against Dublin.The last time Laois contested a final at the old U-21 grade was against a Dublin team managed by Jim Gavin in 2009.While this Friday’s game is a repeat of the decider between the two sides last July.Laois went down 4-18 to 0-17 last year and will be hoping to put that right this time. You have to go back to 2007 for Laois’s last win at this level and they will be hoping to end the run on Friday evening with throw in at 7.30pm.Alan Hartnett is joined by Steven Miller to access Laois’s chances.Steven regales tales of the past while the lads then go through all of the current squad.For all of that and much more, check it out!SEE ALSO – PROFILED: The Laois U-20 footballers vying for Leinster championship glory against Dublin Twitter Previous articleRathdowney Panto gearing up for 34th annual showNext articleIn Pictures: Operation Transformation doctor visits Holy Family ahead of CD launch LaoisToday Reporter TAGSLaois U-20 footballersPodcast Facebook Home Sport GAA Talking Sport: Our preview of the Leinster U-20 football final between Laois… SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois U-20 footballersWe Are LaoisPodcasts Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Pinterest Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role WhatsApp Electric Picnic Talking Sport: Our preview of the Leinster U-20 football final between Laois and Dublinlast_img read more

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FCA seeks to encourage innovation in financial services

first_img One of the FCA’s primary objectives is promoting effective competition in the interests of clients — and that innovation is often the driver of effective competition. However, the FCA also recognizes that regulatory barriers “can distort competition and discourage new entrants to the market,” thereby stifling innovation and potentially denying consumers the benefits of innovation. “Over the next few months, we will proactively engage with participants in the digital and mobile ecosystem who are interested in financial services to seek their views directly on regulatory barriers,” the FCA paper says. “We will consider the responses received to the questions in this paper as well as the feedback we obtain through our proactive engagement.” The FCA is seeking input by Sept. 7; it will then make a public statement in the autumn about the steps it will be taking on this issue. Keywords Mobile applications and devicesCompanies Financial Conduct Authority James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a public consultation on the regulatory barriers to innovation in digital and mobile solutions in an effort to encourage competition in the financial services sector. The FCA published a paper on Wednesday calling for input on specific rules and policies that may be restricting innovation in the financial services sector and on rules that should be introduced to facilitate innovation, particularly when it concerns the provision of financial services through digital and mobile technologies. Related news BCSC launches app for protection against investment fraud Former banker sanctioned for sharing client information on WhatsApp Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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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. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Adelaide, affordable housing, AusPol, Australia, Australian, early intervention, Government, homelessness, Human Services, innovation, Minister, outcomes, prevention, SA, SA Government, South Australia, spendinglast_img read more

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Peer-to-peer registration session Nov. 13

first_img ​ If you goWho: StudentsWhat: Peer-to-peer registration sessionWhen: Monday, Nov. 13, 5:30–6:30 p.m.Where: Eaton Humanities, room 245 Are you a current student who’d like to learn more about navigating the new CU Boulder Class Search and enrolling in classes?On Monday, Nov. 13, the Office of the Registrar is hosting a peer-to-peer registration training session for current students. You’ll learn how to: Select classesNavigate waitlistsUse course reservationRegister for classes Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Nov. 10, 2017 Categories:GeneralEvents & Exhibitslast_img

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