Homeless among most vulnerable as brutal cold takes over

first_imgJamesBrey/iStock(NEW YORK) — The homeless are among the most vulnerable as dangerous and brutally cold wind chills target the Midwest cities Wednesday.In Chicago and Minneapolis, where schools are shuttered and everyone is urged to avoid the outdoors, warming centers and buses are available for homeless residents.Wind chills clocked in at minus 52 degrees Wednesday — a recipe for frostbite.“We’re deploying warming buses to assist homeless residents, adding shelter beds to accommodate those in need,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tweeted.Over 5,000 people were homeless in Chicago last year, according to data released by the city, The Chicago Tribune reported.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Hope Island’s new community Anchorage comes with space for your kayak

first_imgAnchorage, Hope Island.HOPE Island’s $100 million waterfront project is proving popular with unique features and low body corporate fees. Offering 228 apartments, Anchorage Apartments is being developed by Richope Pty Ltd. Stage three of the seven-stage project has been released after the first two stages completely sold out. Anchorage, Hope Island.Mr Sheida said he had thought of everything, even a kayak storage for Anchorage residents. “A Japanese chef came to Anchorage looking for a place where he would be able to kayak and keep it in storage, we wanted to cater for little things like that,” he said. Facilities will include a gym, jetties, 6000sq m of open space and a small retail precinct with a cafe and convenience store. BCM Property Home liftout. A $100 million Anchorage Apartments, Hope Island, Gold Coast.“The demographic of people interested in Anchorage usually have fixed incomes, so we wanted to maintain body crop fees to be under $60 a week. “The other thing was that apartment living can feel a bit isolated, you don’t see your neighbours, so we have created huge gardens and a communal vegetable patch. It’s a good way to see your neighbours.” The $100 million Anchorage Apartments, Hope Island, Gold Coast.The 1.69ha site is on Sheehan Ave, just 300m from the Coomera River and the Broadwater. Developer Rick Sheida said he wanted to tap into the peaceful lifestyle at Hope Island and provide an affordable lifestyle.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“I wanted to design a project that would offer low body corporate fees and more of a community feel,” he said. Anchorage, Hope Island.Each apartment will have a double car space and all residents will have access to the communal vegetable garden. Apartments in stage three are priced from $465,000. The Queensland-based developer has delivered low-rise and mixed-use projects on the Gold Coast since 1990.last_img read more

Warriors: Long wait for Kevon Looney could end Monday

first_imgMIAMI — Warriors center Kevon Looney is nearing his return from a neuropathic condition that has sidelined him most of the season, but won’t not play before Monday in Atlanta, according to coach Steve Kerr.After missing the preseason with a right hamstring injury, Looney, 23, played 11 minutes in the season opener against the L.A. Clippers but left the game by halftime. It was later revealed that a neuropathic condition was complicating his recovery. After a brief rehab stint with the …last_img read more

a month ago​Tottenham striker Kane: No more excuses

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Tottenham striker Kane: No more excusesby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham striker Harry Kane says there are no excuses for their disappointing start to the season.Spurs have two wins in their past eight games, while their run of form looks even worse if you count games from the end of last season.They are already ten points behind top of the table Liverpool.And Kane believes they have few excuses for the malaise.”I’d say it’s been disappointing, I don’t think there’s any hiding behind that,” he said to Sky Sports. “To only win two games out of our first seven is not the standards that we’ve set in previous years.”Obviously the two draws at (Manchester) City and Arsenal are not terrible results, but being 2-0 up at Arsenal and drawing does feel like a terrible result.”We’ve put ourselves in good positions this season, we just haven’t managed to see the game out or find a way to win like we have in previous years.”It’s a disappointing start, but there are plenty of games to turn that around, starting with the game on Saturday [against Southampton].”[Game management] is something we need to get better at, when we go ahead in games we need to be more confident, to see the game out, whether we drop behind the ball or carry on playing, whatever suits that game.”We’re not inexperienced any more, we’re not young any more, the excuses aren’t there for us any more. It’s down to us players to take responsibility.” last_img read more

23 days agoLALIGA RECAP: Real Madrid go top; Ter Stegen assist; Valencia conquer San Mames

first_imgLALIGA RECAP: Real Madrid go top; Ter Stegen assist; Valencia conquer San Mamesby Carlos Volcano23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrom a new attendance record and assist-providing goalkeeper to another international award, here’s a round-up of all the latest LaLiga news.REAL MADRID MOVE TOP OF LALIGA SANTANDERWith a win and a draw over the past seven days, Real Madrid have moved to the top of the LaLiga Santander table on 15 points. Just behind them are Granada on 14 and, excitingly, these two teams meet at the Santiago Bernabéu for a top-of-the-table clash next Saturday.AN ATTENDANCE RECORD AT THE ESTADIO WANDA METROPOLITANOAtlético de Madrid hosted Real Madrid in the Madrid derby on Saturday night in front of a record-setting crowd of 68,302 fans. The highest capacity ever recorded at the Wanda Metropolitano, the attendance surpassed even that for the Champions League final back in June. AN ASSIST FOR TER STEGENMarc-André ter Stegen had a day to remember as Barcelona took on Getafe on Saturday. The goalkeeper kept a clean sheet in his side’s 2-0 win, but he also finished the match with an assist after playing a long ball forward for Luis Suárez to score the opener. It’s not often that a goalkeeper provides an assist and the German will surely remember that moment for the rest of his life.VALENCIA CONQUER SAN MAMESAthletic Club hadn’t lost a game at home in almost a year until Valencia’s visit this weekend. Los Che travelled north to Bilbao and put in an impressive performance to run out 1-0 winners on Saturday, ending Athletic’s 18-match unbeaten home streak in LaLiga Santander which stretched back to October 2018. A DEBUT GOAL IN UNDER 100 SECONDSRea Madrid’s home match against Osasuna was a special moment for 18-year-old Brazilian forward Rodrygo Goes. The teenager came on for his debut and scored his first LaLiga Santander goal just 93 seconds after stepping onto the pitch. Not since Ronaldo Nazário scored 62 seconds into his debut against D. Alavés in 2002 has a Real Madrid player gotten off the mark so quickly.GERARD MORENO IS TOP OF THE SCORING CHARTSThe Pichichi award given out to the top scorer at the end of each season is currently in the hands of Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno, who has six goals to his name. Villarreal aren’t strangers to the award; former striker Diego Forlan wrote his name into the history books back in 2004/05. There’s still a long way to go but Moreno’s current form suggests he could be in with a strong shout at the end of the season. 20 MATCHES IN SEVEN DAYSEach LaLiga Santander team has played twice over the past seven days, including the first midweek round of the 2019/20 league season. 54 goals were scored over the 20 games. MESSI IS ‘THE BEST’FIFA held its annual awards gala in Milan last Monday night and Lionel Messi took home the most coveted men’s prize. The Argentine was named The Best FIFA Men’s Player for his performances across the 2018/19 season, finishing ahead of Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo. SIX LALIGA SANTANDER PLAYERS IN THE FIFPro XIAlso announced at the FIFA gala was the FIFPro XI of the year, which included six players from Spain’s top flight: Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Frenkie de Jong, Luka Modrić, Eden Hazard and Lionel Messi all making the list.PRESENTATION OF THE NEW LALIGA AMBASSADORSJosé María Gutiérrez ‘Guti’, Fernando Hierro, Denílson de Oliveira and Anaïr Lomba have been welcomed into the LaLiga Ambassadors family at a glitzy event in Madrid this week. They join the twenty-odd former stars of LaLiga who help to promote the Spanish league around the world. TagsLaLiga RecapAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Sesame Workshop and World Vision Partner to Tackle Critical Global Health Priority

first_imgMore than 1,600 children die each day from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene practices. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, will partner with international humanitarian organization World Vision to protect children around the globe from illness caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.Raya, one of the newest members of the Sesame family, along with her friend Elmo, will teach children and families about positive health behaviors related to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Originally developed with generous funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Raya is an adorable girl Muppet who remembers everything she reads and pays close attention to hygiene.As the largest nongovernmental organization providing improved sanitation, hygiene and clean water access in the developing world, World Vision and Sesame Workshop will leverage the breadth and long-term commitment each nonprofit has established throughout decades of work in Asia, Africa and Latin America.Child focused sanitation and health educational materials featuring Raya and Elmo are being designed to reach children and families through media, schools and community engagement programs. Communities that receive these critical messages about hygiene and sanitation are expected to see measurable effects on health and well-being.The partnership between Sesame Workshop and World Vision will begin by focusing on rural communities in Southeast Asia and Southern Africa where World Vision has a long-term humanitarian presence and manages hundreds of community and schools development programs.Sesame Workshop and World Vision believe that this partnership has the potential to save lives in the developing world by tackling the top causes of childhood deaths – including pneumonia and diarrhea caused by lack of hygiene, sanitation and clean water.For over 45 years, Sesame Workshop has been helping children and families grow smarter and stronger about their health and the well-being of the communities they live in,” says Stephen Sobhani, Vice President, International, Sesame Workshop. “Our work with World Vision surrounding sanitation and hygiene will reach some of the most remote regions of the world — regions where these resources can be lifesaving.”“Partnering with Sesame Workshop will help reach children in fun and educational ways so they can grow to be more effective positive change agents in communities” said Greg Allgood, Vice President of World Vision. “While World Vision already reaches one new person with clean water every 30 seconds and reached 1.6 million people with improved sanitation in 2014, we expect to reach even more in 2015 with messaging from Raya and Elmo.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales climbed 15 per cent in October

first_imgOTTAWA – Statistics Canada says wholesale sales increased 1.5 per cent to $63 billion in October, led by the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector.The increase more than offset a 1.1 per cent drop in September.The agency says gains were made in six of seven subsectors, while wholesale sales in volume terms gained 1.2 per cent.The machinery, equipment and supplies subsector reported the largest increase in dollar terms for the month as sales climbed 5.2 per cent to $12.7 billion.The personal and household goods subsector rose 3.4 per cent to $8.9 billion.The motor vehicle and parts subsector was the only group to fall as it slipped 2.3 per cent to $11.8 billion.last_img read more

Second half surge propels Ohio State womens basketball to win over Winthrop

OSU junior guard Ameryst Alston (14) attempts to dribble past Winthrop redshirt-sophomore guard Aliyah Kilpatrick (1) during a Dec. 7 game at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 66-52. Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternAfter a lackluster first half, the Ohio State women’s basketball team swung the momentum to defeat visiting Winthrop (S.C.), 66-52, on Sunday.Coach Kevin McGuff said a renewed intensity allowed OSU to take control of the second half.“We really attacked a lot better in the second half,” McGuff said. “We got more stops, more turnovers (that) allowed us to play in transition a little bit more, and overall generated more quality shots.”The Buckeyes (5-4) opened the game with a 9-3 run in the first five minutes of the half. Winthrop (4-3, 1-0) rallied back, though, and score 10 unanswered points to take the lead. The Eagles continued to roll on a 14-2 run to take its largest lead of the game with the score at 17-11. OSU fought back and was able to retake the lead following an 11-4 run led by freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell. Both teams traded baskets until the end of the half as Winthrop took a 27-26 lead into halftime.Mitchell scored 17 of OSU’s 26 points in the first half. As a team, the Buckeyes shot 42.9 percent from the field while Winthrop shot 40 percent, but OSU was out-rebounded by the Eagles, 19-12.OSU took the lead at the beginning of the second half off a 3-pointer from junior guard Cait Craft. The Eagles tied the game on their next possession, but the Buckeyes went on an 18-7 run to take control.Winthrop continued to push, though, and was able to cut the OSU lead down to five with less than 10 minutes to play. OSU closed the game out, tough, as they scored 12 unanswered points while forcing six turnovers over a seven-minute span.Mitchell led all scorers with 26 points to go along with three rebounds, four assists and four steals. After a scoreless first half, junior guard Ameryst Alston bounced back with 12 points and five rebounds. Craft ended up with eight points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals.Alston said the team came out in the second half with more energy compared to the first.“I think we adjusted very well today,” Alston said. “I would say the first half, collectively, intensity could’ve been a little better but we stayed focused and picked it up the second half.”Mitchell said the lack of team offense in the first half was just a case of things not turning out for the Buckeyes. She added that she trusts her teammates to be productive and saw more of that in the second half.“I just think things didn’t go the way we wanted,” Mitchell said. “I know my teammates can make plays just like anybody else out here. For them to score like that in the second half was a great thing.”OSU is next scheduled to play Arkansas State on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Buckeye Brief Notes from the B1G Teleconference Week 2

OSU then-redshirt freshman quarterback Joe Burrow (10) scores a touchdown during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorUrban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes square off with the No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners in the prime-time matchup at 7:30 p.m. in Ohio Stadium on ABC. During Tuesday’s Big Ten coaches teleconference, Meyer listed three main areas of concern — pass coverage from corners and linebackers, blocking by the interior offensive line and downfield passing accuracy — he plans to address during practice this week.Meyer unsurprisingly announced Monday that running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber will both play against Oklahoma. On Tuesday, he still did not know in what capacity the two would see the field.“They’ll both certainly play and I think they’re good complements to each other,” Meyer said. “Kind of remains to be seen on how we use it. But they’ll both play.”Meyer also provided an update on quarterback Joe Burrow’s recovery from surgery on a broken hand. hand. He said Burrow has begun throwing the ball and is “pretty close” to returning.Here are some more updates from Meyer’s teleconference session. On Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield: “Well, we studied them all in the offseason. He’s just a — he’s one of the best players in America. So, no, I think he’s carrying on what he does and that’s playing that position very uniquely and very aggressively. He’s a heck of a player.”On Oklahoma first-year coach Lincoln Riley: “I talked to [former Oklahoma] coach [Bob] Stoops who is a friend of mine. We just were talking and he [said], ‘It was the right time, we had the right guy in place.’ When Bob Stoops says that, that tells you all I need to know about their new coach. You don’t make it to that level and have a guy like Bob Stoops put his name on you without being excellent. And that’s what he is.”On where Mike Weber has improved from last year to this year: “His seriousness. Him and [strength and conditioning coach Mick Marotti] have worked very hard as he’s faster than he’s ever been. He’s in the best shape of his life. He re-made his body. He used to be kind of a chunky player, now he’s lost some weight. He’s strong, fast. He’s had a great offseason, that’s why he was so disappointed when he got the hamstring injury. He looks fantastic.”On Jerome Baker’s growth as a player: “Maturity is probably the key word. He’s very much matured. Just little things like his academics, his performance off the field. Obviously, his performance on the field last year was excellent. This year, his performance on the field, but it’s just his attention to detail from little things like his body weight to his academic performance and seriousness. So he’s just grown up and that’s nice to see.” read more

Egyptian president wishes Salah speedy recovery

first_imgThe Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has wished Liverpool’s star forward Mohamed Salah a speedy recovery following the injury he sustained in his side’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League final last Saturday.Salah sustained a dislocation in his left shoulder as he vied for the ball with Madrid’s defender Sergio Ramos. There were initial reports that Salah would miss the World Cup, but the Egypt international is confident he will be fit for the Mundial.El-Sisi tweeted about his compatriot,“I have contacted the good son of Egypt and my son, Mohamed Salah, to reassure him after his injury. As I expected, I found him a hero who is stronger than the injury and is excited to continue the path of tournament and excellence.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…He added, “I told him he became an Egyptian icon, sending an honour and pride. I pray for Allah, like a father to his son, for him to be well soon.” تواصلت مع إبن مصر البار وإبنى محمد صلاح للإطمئنان عليه بعد إصابته .. وكما توقعت وجدته بطلاً أقوى من الإصابة ومتحمساً لإستكمال مسيرة البطولة والتميز ، وقد أكدت له أنه أصبح رمزاً مصرياً يبعث على الفخر والإعتزاز وأننى أدعو الله له دعاء الأب لإبنه بأن يحفظه ويتم شفائه على خير.— Abdelfattah Elsisi (@AlsisiOfficial) May 27, 2018last_img read more