Santa Monica motel shelters high-risk homeless people from COVID

first_imgHomeLifeHealthCovid-19Santa Monica motel shelters high-risk homeless people from COVID Aug. 13, 2020 at 6:00 amCovid-19FeaturedHealthHomelessnessNewsSanta Monica motel shelters high-risk homeless people from COVIDClara Harter10 months agocovidhomelessProject RoomkeyFile photo. The City of Santa Monica in collaboration with the People Concern has housed 26 homeless individuals who are high risk for COVID in a locally owned Santa Monica motel. The initiative, which began on May 29 and will continue through September, was pulled together when the County was unable to identify any hotels in Santa Monica to participate in official Project Roomkey efforts.“We were a little disappointed when the County was not able to secure a site in Santa Monica, but knew that we had quite a few COVID high risk extremely vulnerable people experiencing homelessness on our streets,” said Brain Hardgrave, Senior Administrative Analyst in the Human Services Division of City Government. In response, the City partnered with The People Concern, which runs three interim housing facilities, the Santa Monica Access Center, and a street intervention team in Santa Monica, to find a motel that would be willing to help out.Project Roomkey is an effort by the State, County and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to house vulnerable homeless people in hotel and motel rooms to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As of Aug 11, L.A. County reported that Project Roomkey was housing 4,112 individuals.So far, the City and The People Concern have housed 26 people in a Santa Monica motel, whose identity is being protected for privacy reasons. These people are provided a range of supportive and rehabilitative services by The People Concern to help them transition into permanent housing.“The only solution to homelessness is housing. We have to provide housing and once people are housed then you need to wrap around the services for them to remain housed,” said John Maceri, the CEO of The People Concern.Twenty six rooms were secured for an initial 30 day period at the end of May and the project is currently maintaining 10 rooms through September. According to the City, out of the 12 people who exited the first phase of the program four were successfully permanently housed with family/friends, five transitioned into other motel placements including Project Roomkey sites, one entered residential substance use disorder treatment and two exited back to the streets.Individuals for this project were identified by The People Concern’s Multidisciplinary Street Team, which is a mobile outreach team that identifies homeless individuals in Santa Monica and provides a wide range of services including psychotherapy, medical services, housing coordination, and case management. The team selected individuals who were at the highest risk of suffering severe health consequences from coronavirus.“The CDC and L.A. County Department of Public Health are in agreement of who are amongst some of the most vulnerable COVID high risk population and that includes people who are either 65 and above and/or people with one or more serious underlying chronic health conditions, such that if they were to contract COVID-19 these are the folks who are most likely to suffer extreme illness, require hospitalization and intensive care,” said Hardgrave.Funding for this informal version of Project Roomkey initially came from the Cedar Sinai California Community Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation. According to Hardgrave, when this ran out around July 1 a second round of funding came from the L.A. County Homeless Initiative.This project is in direct response to the growing need for homeless services during the pandemic, which has caused some people to lose their homes due to financial circumstances and isolation from their network of friends and families.“I think there’s a misconception that all people experiencing homelessness are mentally ill, or have substance abuse issues, or are out there by choice and we know that’s not true,” said Hardgrave. “For example, one participant in the motel shelter project is a 40-year-old woman, who has a severe health condition and became homeless after she was furloughed from her job earlier this year. While she was staying in the motel she started saving up her unemployment benefits and The People Concern was able to link her to a county funded rapid rehousing program.”For more information see: www.weare.santamonica.gov/[email protected] :covidhomelessProject Roomkeyshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentBiden, Harris lash Trump in introduction of historic VP pickRent relief applications open MondayYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more

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The essence of tourism in Istria – so simple, and so ingenious

first_imgFor the 11th year in a row, the Tourist Board of the City of Pula and the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Fažana have been organizing the summer fair of Istrian souvenirs – Istrian hand made. At the Summer Fair of Craftsmen every week from 15.6.-15.9. artisans will exhibit, sell and produce souvenirs and handicrafts; on Mondays and Tuesdays in Pula, on Wednesdays in Fažana. The working hours of the fair are from 15.6-31.8. from 20-23, and from 1.9.-15.9. from 19-22 hours. 2016 craftsmen will participate in the Istrian hand made fair in 14, and the goal of the event is to enrich the tourist offer of the city and provide tourists with the opportunity to buy handicrafts and indigenous souvenirs.Istra mix, ie the Fair of Istrian gourmet products and souvenirs – Istrian hand made and Istra gourmet, will also be held from 15.06. to 15.09. for the 7th year in a row in Fažana and the 2nd year from 07.07. to 25.08. in Ližnjan. In Fažana, where the event will be held on Wednesday, in addition to souvenir producers), producers of gourmet products participate, while in Ližnjan the event is held every Thursday from 20 to 23 hoursThe interesting thing about this event is that some items are made directly in front of tourists. All exhibitors have T-shirts and bags with the Istrian hand made logo to make the event recognizable. Could this tourist story be better?Kudos to the Tourist Boards of Pula and Fažana, that is what our tourism lacks. This is the foundation of a tourist destination development – respect yourself and you will respect others. Tourists want to get to know, feel, taste indigenous local products, even if you tell them a story that’s it – the essence of tourism. This must be the foundation of tourism of all tourist destinations, and the rest is an upgrade. The Germans don’t want to try German sausages, but our homemade ones. And if they like it, they will buy it and take it home where, in the company of their friends, they will spread the story of a great vacation and taste our home-made and indigenous sausage. Sausage is just a metaphor, we have to sell ourselves, our culture, gastronomy, history and identity. This is what tourists want to experience. This tourist story is so simple, and yet so ingenious. It should be the standard story of each of our tourist destinations.We must finally understand that tourism is not the sun and the sea, and that our greatest advantage is precisely this diversity through history, gastronomy, music, culture, customs and everything else. We have thousands of different indigenous stories, we just have to be who we are and tell those stories. Let us be what we are because tourists want to see, experience and taste just that. We do not need a new big idea of ​​our tourism, but finally we have to be and sell what we are – Istrians, Dalmatians, Slavonians, Međimurje, Zagorje, Ličani…. Croats. Let’s be what we are – indigenous, authentic and credible! That is the story we have to tellTourism consists of emotions, experiences and stories. Tell stories.last_img read more

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Major League Ultimate Team Logo Design Contest

first_img 3,326 Posted November 28, 2012 Forums Home 3,326 Posted December 1, 2012 mattb6 Share this post Favourite Logos:Anything with a mascot in a sweater or anthropomorphic foods. 3,326 1 Shumway Members 690 0 Page 1 of 2   Share this post 0 Gothamite This topic is now closed to further replies. Somebody already provided the evidence:The perpetrator, who claims to be a “graphic design major” now claims that some of us were out of line for calling him a liar, an artistic thief, and a graphic designer with bad form. Kids these days. Major League Ultimate Team Logo Design Contest Share this post 3,472 posts 22,390 posts 2,305 Posted December 2, 2012 Members Brass 386 Share on other sites Beat you by five minutes.Merge, perhaps? Posted December 1, 2012 9,114 posts Brian in Boston Link to post Major League Ultimate Team Logo Design Contest 0 Next Posted November 27, 2012 3,326 53,285 posts 22,390 posts Location:Twin Cities Brass 3,326 0 Link to post aci Graphic Designer Members Location:Ohio Link to post Location:Twin Cities There really ought to be a restriction on a third-tier sport using the designation “major league”. a major league for frisbee? okay, thendid i just read those names right? outside the box, but terrible. 3,326 Share this post drdougfresh 386 Shape of the beak, the little flourish of the red above the beak, the empty eye socket look, the angle of the head and the general flow of the outlines around the beak and front of the face are all nearly identical. I don’t think the ‘designer’ (lol) traced, but he was clearly using the Atlanta Hawks logo as his referenc ethe entire time he was drawing that bird.*edit* Or maybe he DID actually trace it! Sports Logo News Firefly Page 1 of 2   3,326 22,645 We’re on to 2020. Link to post 3,760 five boroughs, one City. Posted November 27, 2012 Location:PHX, AZ Brass Link to post 8 Brass 2 3,326 3,326 SportsLogos.Net 22,645 Prev We’re on to 2020. 2,712 posts Share on other sites Posted December 2, 2012 Also, does anybody have the skills to make a transparent Hawks logo over his design that highlights the similarities? There are some people who refuse to believe they’re similar. By Brass, November 27, 2012 in Sports Logo News Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites Members Brass Forums Home Brass 2,305 386 4,667 posts Share on other sites Posted November 27, 2012 Share this post 0 Share this post UC! 68 tajmccall Members tajmccall 8 6,700 posts 2 386 Share on other sites Location:Parts Unknown Posted November 27, 2012 As a word of warning from a designer who was commission’s to redesign the lingerie football league a year or so back, then after proposal the league basically folded…be judicious with your time if you think getting your logo selected will lead to anything. Start up leagues ask for free/cheap logos because they have no budget. No budget= no $. No $ usually = no exposure or credit. But if you are still honing your craft, by all means, go for it. Link to post Brass Posted December 2, 2012 Share on other sites 3,326 Members Called the “designer” out on this logo, that it looks too much like the Atlanta Hawks logo.His response:I actually didn’t even know atlanta changed their logo. But its the similar style and you can’t be sued for having a similar style. I can point out multiple things that are different. The mouth is open. There are shading effects to the top of the beak, top of the bird, and around leaf end. The black eyebrow area is smooth and pointed at the end. There is a curl next to the eye. And the obvious color changes.Come again, stupid? 0 Link to post Members Posted December 2, 2012 We’re on to 2020. 3,472 posts Lord have mercy, there’s a lot of crappy clip art theft in that selection of “logos”. Boston Bootleggers – “Bootleggers are the pirates of prohibition and Boston boasted their fair share. The fact that a few famous bootleggers made good in the end is an even better association for a city likely to compete at the top of the league.”DC Current – “The center of current events is cut through by the ever flowing current of the Potomac. The reference to electricity is also far from accidental as we see it representing the excitement of the games to be played in our nation’s capital.”New Jersey Founders – “Ultimate was born in the Garden State and that contribution deserves recognition. Without Maplewood, NJ and the first collegiate game between Rutgers and Princeton, the MLU might not exist. Here’s to the Founders.”NY Rumble – “This name is part Madison Square Garden and part West Side Story, but more importantly it represents the fight in the big apple. New York is a city that refuses to give up. It is a city fully prepared to throw down, to mix it up, to rumble.”Philadelphia Spinners – “The Spinners are the only MLU team to join the league with an existing name. The fanbase they built during their first season assured that the team’s name would carry over into 2013. We also like the reference to the famous R&B album credited with starting the Philadelphia Sound.”Portland Stags – “An unabashed reference to Portland’s White Stag Building and its iconic neon sign, this team name also accepts the mythological tone of its totem. The white stag is the ever elusive, adventure inspiring symbol of Arthurian Lore. It is a sign of great deeds to be done, and we expect nothing less from this team.”San Francisco Dogfish – “The dogfish is a shark species common in the San Francisco Bay area. While not the largest shark in the water, it is a speedy, undiscerning hunter. The dogfish earned its name from its tendency to hunt in packs, and we thought teamwork like that was a great qualification for a team name.”San Jose Black Hats – “The reference to the modern-day tech bad guys in an area renowned for technological development proved impossible to resist. The image of a driven, intelligent individual that can undermine your defenses seems a direct nod to the attack of a well-coached Ultimate team. If they also happen to be just a little unsavory and shrouded in shadow, we can work with that.”Seattle Rainmakers – “The Space Needle, Mt. Rainier, Pike’s Market. All of these are iconic features of Seattle, but none is as intimately associated with the city as its famous drizzle. This team has embraced the elements and is ready to drop the boom on all opponents. Make it rain.”Vancouver Nighthawks – “There is something about a nocturnal, predatory bird that’s hard not to like. Common to British Columbia, Nighthawks have an acrobatic, if erratic, flight pattern used to catch their quick, agile prey. They are also famous for the loud booming sound they are able to produce with their wings. It’ll be a surprise if we don’t hear some booming in the Vancouver stands next year.” 3,326 mattb6 Share this post Link to post Posted December 2, 2012 Favourite Logos:Hartford WhalersOttawa Senators =O= Chicago BlackhawksMontreal ExposLake Elsinore Storm 2,209 Firefly Share on other sites 1 22,390 posts Share on other sites 452 posts Share this post 0 0 There really ought to be a restriction on a third-tier sport using the designation “major league”.Why? It’s the most professional ultimate league to date. a major league for frisbee? okay, thenYup. And hopefully it runs better than the other pro disc league the AUDL. About time ultimate gets a platform for more exposure. 16,708 posts Hopelessly Optimistic Detroit Fan Posted November 27, 2012 Share on other sites 1 22,390 posts I’m back! Link to post 0 690 Share this post well thats what comes with spec work. you get what you pay for. and since you’re not paying anything . . .You mean I can’t feed my family on Facebook Likes and frisbee tickets? We’re on to 2020. Posted November 27, 2012 Memberscenter_img 0 2,305 Share on other sites RedEye jakemon08 Members 0 Share on other sites 68 Share this post 0 Link to post Share this post 3,326 jakemon08 Major League Ultimate, the newest professional ultimate league to pop-up, is having a contest to design logos for the league teams. The names are a little weird, but in my opinion, they do have potential for some great logos. I’m actually working on some logos if anybody wants to team up and potentially split the winnings. Anyway, more information is located here: http://mlultimate.com/team-logo-contest/ Sports Logo News 8 68 3,326 Posted November 27, 2012 Share this post Prev 3,326 Posted November 27, 2012 Posted November 27, 2012 Brian in Boston BrandMooreArt 0 Members Shumway 3,326 Share this post drdougfresh Link to post Link to post Posted December 2, 2012 Wow, I just went to their facebook page to check out some of the submitted logos… Yikes. Out of about 90 of them, there’s 1 that’s actually really good. Maybe 2 that are okay. The rest are very very bad. We’re on to 2020. Members 677 RedEye 529 posts Share on other sites For those who didn’t read the tiny fine print…1. Initial entries must be submitted by email to [email protected] The entries must be submittedas a scalable vector graphic in EPS, PDF, or.AI format AND as a .JPG. See the Format Guidelines below forfurther information.2. The email must include the name, age, postal address, phone number and email address of the Entrant.3. No limit to number of entries per entrant.4. Entries must conform to the Submission Guidelines set out below. Entries which fail to do so may be rejected.5. The deadline for Entries is midnight (one minute after 23:59) on December 3, 2012, Pacific Daylight Time.6. We will attempt to acknowledge all entries within one week of receipt;; however, we do not guarantee a response.7. Logo concepts may be utilized even if submitted logo is not. Entrants who’s concepts are used will be consideredcontest winners.8. There is no fee to enter the Contest Location:Ontario Share this post Share on other sites Members All Activity We’re on to 2020. 0 677 Members SportsLogos.Net Link to post Share on other sites BrandMooreArt Link to post Brass Next Share on other sites tajmccall 3,326 Location:Parts Unknown Location:Indiana > Miami tajmccall Members 1 22,390 posts Share this post 386 22,390 posts 2,209 Members 44 22,390 posts 44 Brass Location:Houston 44 Location:Parts Unknown 3,760 Link to post Gothamite Members Brass 9,940 posts 3,326 0 Share this post Members Brass 386 2,209 3,326 I’m the dude playin’ the dude, disguised as another dude Sign in to follow this   Posted December 2, 2012 Location:Parts Unknown Share this post Members 3,643 posts 690 Brass Members Sports Logos 1 Location:Downingtown, PA Recommended Posts Share on other sites Location:Parts Unknown 0 Share on other sites 0 Link to post We’re on to 2020. We’re on to 2020. 3,326 Sports Logos Share on other sites Followers 1 All Activity Called the “designer” out on this logo, that it looks too much like the Atlanta Hawks logo.His response:I actually didn’t even know atlanta changed their logo. But its the similar style and you can’t be sued for having a similar style. I can point out multiple things that are different. The mouth is open. There are shading effects to the top of the beak, top of the bird, and around leaf end. The black eyebrow area is smooth and pointed at the end. There is a curl next to the eye. And the obvious color changes.Come again, stupid?well thats what comes with spec work. you get what you pay for. and since you’re not paying anything . . . 3,326 22,390 posts 0 Share this post Major League Ultimate Team Logo Design Contest Link to post As a word of warning from a designer who was commission’s to redesign the lingerie football league a year or so back, then after proposal the league basically folded…be judicious with your time if you think getting your logo selected will lead to anything. Start up leagues ask for free/cheap logos because they have no budget. No budget= no $. No $ usually = no exposure or credit. But if you are still honing your craft, by all means, go for it.I ran into the fellas with the Lingerie Football League as well, this was in their early days. They wanted all work done on spec with the ‘promise’ of much publicity in front od th elikes of “Mt. Dew, Nike” etc etc… that would obviously pay off much larger than what I would charge them. After creating some concepts for their player trading cards and telling them the fees to do all teams they came back with the “we wanted it for free”, I said no thanks.Never again… do NO work until you have a signed agreement. Brass 3,326 Brass Members 3,760 3,326 Share on other sites 3,326 Location:Parts Unknown 3,326 Shape of the beak, the little flourish of the red above the beak, the empty eye socket look, the angle of the head and the general flow of the outlines around the beak and front of the face are all nearly identical. I don’t think the ‘designer’ (lol) traced, but he was clearly using the Atlanta Hawks logo as his referenc ethe entire time he was drawing that bird.*edit* Or maybe he DID actually trace it!The best part is his friends coming to defend him, saying things like this:just because you see a similarity of one design in another doesn’t mean that its been ripped from someone else. Of all the thousands of logos that are out there of course things are gonna be similar. so to accuse someone of ripping a design doesn’t hold much merit, just because you see a similarity. cmon now. this is supposed to be a good thing in the ultimate community, its great that we can all come up with ideas for the MLU; dont label this as fraud, lotta hard work and thought goes into the creation of artwork like theseSo, not only is the designer pretty stupid, but so are his friends. 0 Location:Parts Unknown Link to post Link to post Posted December 3, 2012 677 Go To Topic Listing 0 Brass Share this post Sign in to follow this   Followers 1 Share this post 22,645 The Spinners had a logo and uniforms last year. I went to college with a guy on the team, and I remember seeing the sublimated mess of a jersey they had. Location:Parts Unknown aci Brass I’m the dude playin’ the dude, disguised as another dudelast_img read more

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OverActive Media launches Montreal academy team

first_imgOverActive Media has partnered with Mirage Sport Électronique to launch an esports team in Montreal.The team will compete in Overwatch Contenders as the official academy team of Overwatch League franchise Toronto Defiant. Photo credit: OverActive MediaOverActive Media is the parent company of Splyce and owns Toronto Defiant, one of eight expansion teams to join Activision Blizzard’s league during the off season.Chris Overholt, President and CEO of OverActive Media discussed the team in a statement: “We are really excited about partnering with Yannick and his team to launch the first pro esports franchise in Quebec. Today is about continuing our commitment to growing esports nationwide, and expanding our Toronto Defiant fanbase in Quebec and across Eastern Canada.”The team – which includes seven players, two coaches, and a general manager – will live in a gaming house located in Quebec. They’ll both live and train in the facility.Yannick Babin, President of Mirage Sport Électronique added: “This is a huge step toward the democratization of esports in Quebec. We want to prove that Quebec is able to compete with the giants of esports, and this the first step in doing just that.”Last month, OverActive Media received over $22 million (£17.1 million) in a funding round. The round included current shareholders and new investors whose identities weren’t revealed.Esports Insider says: It’s a tad strange to see an Academy team be launched for an entirely different city than its main team, but this is an interesting move nonetheless. It’s good to see more cities being introduced to the industry, though. Best of luck to OverActive Media and Montreal!last_img read more

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