More veterans homeless

first_imgWASHINGTON – Veterans make up one in four homeless people in the United States, though they are only 11percent of the general adult population, according to a report to be released today. And homelessness is not just a problem among middle-age and elderly veterans. Younger veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are trickling into shelters and soup kitchens seeking services, treatment or help with finding a job. The Veterans Affairs Department has identified 1,500 homeless veterans from the current wars and says 400 of them have participated in its programs specifically targeting homelessness. The National Alliance to End Homelessness, a public-education nonprofit, based the findings of its report on numbers from Veterans Affairs and the Census Bureau. 2005 data estimated that 194,254 homeless people out of 744,313 on any given night were veterans. “I think they’ll be forgotten,” Keaveney said of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. “People get tired of it. It’s not glitzy that these are young, honorable, patriotic Americans. They’ll just be veterans, and that happens after every war.” Keaveney said it’s difficult for his group to persuade some homeless Iraq veterans to stay for treatment and help because they don’t relate to the older veterans. Those who stayed have had success – one is now a stockbroker and another is applying to be a police officer, he said. “They see guys that are their father’s age and they don’t understand, they don’t know, that in a couple of years they’ll be looking like them,” he said. The Iraq vets seeking help with homelessness are more likely to be women, less likely to have substance-abuse problems, but more likely to have mental illness – mostly related to post-traumatic stress, said Pete Dougherty, director of homeless-veterans programs at the VA. Overall, 45percent of participants in the VA’s homeless programs have a diagnosable mental illness and more than three out of four have a substance abuse problem, while 35percent have both, Dougherty said. In all of 2006, the National Alliance to End Homelessness estimates that 495,400 veterans were homeless at some point during the year.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre In comparison, the VA says that 20 years ago, the estimated number of veterans who were homeless on any given night was 250,000. Some advocates say the early presence of veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan at shelters does not bode well for the future. It took roughly a decade for the lives of Vietnam veterans to unravel to the point that they started showing up among the homeless. Advocates worry that intense and repeated deployments leave newer veterans particularly vulnerable. “We’re going to be having a tsunami of them eventually because the mental health toll from this war is enormous,” said Daniel Tooth, director of veterans affairs for Lancaster County, Pa. While services to homeless veterans have improved in the past 20 years, advocates say more financial resources still are needed. With the spotlight on the plight of Iraq veterans, they hope more will be done to prevent homelessness and provide affordable housing to the younger veterans while there’s a window of opportunity. “When the Vietnam War ended, that was part of the problem. The war was over, it was off TV, nobody wanted to hear about it,” said John Keaveney, a Vietnam veteran and a founder of New Directions in Los Angeles, which provides substance abuse help, job training and shelter to veterans. last_img read more

Key Big 5 showdown put back to Friday

first_imgRhamill@times-Standard.com @eurekaTS on TwitterThe Huskies and Loggers will have to wait at least two more days.The rain continued to plague local sports on Wednesday, with the postponement of two key Big 5 games, including the much anticipated baseball opener between Eureka and Fortuna.The game, scheduled for Newburg Park, will take place on Friday at 4 p.m. instead. The Loggers (9-0) are the favorites in the Big 5 this spring, while the Huskies (10-2) are considered their most …last_img read more

Key tech players create non-profit AI alliance

first_imgHow Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Tags:#AI#Amazon#artificial intelligence#Deep Mind#Elon Musk#Facebook#Google#IBM#Machine Learning#Microsoft Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Related Posts center_img Tech giants Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, Google’s DeepMind, Facebook have joined forces to create a non-profit alliance called Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society that will work to advance public understanding of artificial intelligence technologies (AI) and formulate best practices on the challenges and opportunities within the field.Academics, non-profits, and specialists in policy and ethics will be invited to join the Board of the organization.The objective of the partnership is to address opportunities and challenges with AI technologies to benefit people and society. Together, the organization’s members will conduct research, recommend best practices, and publish research under an open license in fr areas such as ethics, fairness, and inclusivity; transparency, privacy, and interoperability; collaboration between people and AI systems; and the trustworthiness, reliability, and robustness of the technology.The organization’s founding members will each contribute financial and research resources to the partnership and will share leadership with independent third-parties, including academics, user group advocates, and industry domain experts. There will be equal representation of corporate and non-corporate members on the board of this new organization.Eric Horvitz, Technical Fellow & Managing Director, Microsoft Research said:“We’re excited about this historic collaboration on AI and its influences on people and society. We see great value ahead with harnessing AI advances in numerous areas, including health, education, transportation, public welfare, and personal empowerment. We’re extremely pleased with how early discussions among colleagues blossomed into a promising long-term collaboration. Beyond folks in industry, we’re thrilled to have other stakeholders at the table, including colleagues in ethics, law, policy, and the public at large. We look forward to working arm-in-arm on best practices and on such important topics as ethics, privacy, transparency, bias, inclusiveness, and safety.”Who’s in…and who’s outInterestingly it does cialisgeneriquefr24.com not intend to lobby government or other policymaking bodies, yet members will presumably include legal professionals. After all, it’s likely that there will be significant challenges to the rule of law, at least in the developed world, as AI advances into all echelons of society and policy in a broad range of areas from health care to military analytics. The law in general has traditionally struggled to maintain pace with the rapid advancements of technological innovation.Notably absent are Apple and Open AI, the non-profit research think tank created by Elon Musk in 2015, though it’s possible they will be late additions. It’s foreseeable that as AI develops as the next industrial revolution, preceded by IoT, that a number of watchdog organizations will develop to respond to the challenges of AI particularly in regard to changes to the workforce in some sectors and the social challenges like robotic ethics. The next few years will be a time of fascinating research and discussions for all. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Cate Lawrencelast_img read more

Gin Kings keep Aces winless

first_imgSonny Thoss was just the third man in twin digits for Alaska with 11.Meanwhile, Star slugs it out with Rain or Shine on Sunday afternoon, looking to not only remain the only undefeated team but also to move closer to the first playoff spot at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The Hotshots have a 4-0 record and will come into the 4:30 p.m. contest as the favorites over the Elasto Painters, who will welcome back Gilas Pilipinas stalwarts Gabe Norwood and Raymond Almazan.Coach Chito Victolero has been bracing for this game for quite a while now as it starts a tough stretch for his Hotshots, who will clash with Barangay Ginebra next Sunday before colliding with Meralco.Those are first-rate teams and Victolero got the jumpstart he was hoping for last week when Star ran roughshod over Phoenix Petroleum, 100-81.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “The players are jelling well and are learning their roles,” Victolero said. “This (game against the Painters) will be very crucial for us because it starts a tough stretch for us.”A win would shove the Hotshots to within another victory of nailing the first quarterfinal slot, though Victolero has been very vocal about what the true target of his squad is.“Of course, we want to finish in the top four,” he said as the first four placers earn twice-to-beat privileges in the first round. “But we are taking it one game at a time and we cannot look past any opponent.”Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer, after dusting off the rust in a 115-112 nipping of GlobalPort on Friday, battles rejuvenated NLEX at 6:45 p.m.NLEX has a 5-2 record and can claim the first playoff slot with an upset of the powerhouse Beermen. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding From mall to medal: Journey on skates ends in gold Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:41RSA reminds Ginebra to stay humble after back-to-back PBA titles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses PBA IMAGESCEBU—It was hard to see anything that would say that Barangay Ginebra was coming off a 21-day break.With three men in its starting lineup finishing with double-doubles and Japeth Aguilar coming off the bench to carve one of his own, Ginebra plastered Alaska, 94-80, to win a fourth straight game and stay in the upper half of the PBA Governors’ Cup standings.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games The Gin Kings were dominant right from the start of the Petron Saturday Special Game at Hoops Dome here as they buried the Aces in an avalanche of baskets early to take command and eventually rise to 4-1.Alaska, on the other hand, still didn’t see an end to its franchise mark in futility, dropping to 0-6 overall after losing its 14th straight game dating back to the Commissioner’s Cup. And this one was the most lopsided in this tournament as the Aces simply didn’t have an answer to Ginebra’s game-long intensity.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJustin Brownlee had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Greg Slaughter contributed 12 and 13, and Scottie Thompson missed a triple double by just two points after plucking down 11 boards and issuing 10 assists.Calvin Abueva, Alaska’s big contribution to the Gilas Pilipinas program, finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds, but import LeDontae Henton sealed his 10th point only inside the final minute when the game was all but decided. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Ohio State womens soccer set for weekend series against Iowa Nebraska

Then-junior midfielder Ellyn Gruber (5) watches her teammates during a game against Purdue Sept. 29, 2013 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 1-0.Credit: Michele Theodore / Managing editor of contentWith only three games left in the regular season, the Ohio State women’s soccer team is looking to make a push into the Big Ten tournament with a pair of home games this weekend against Iowa and Nebraska.The Buckeyes are 5-8-3 overall and 2-5-3 in the Big Ten following a double overtime draw against then-No. 24 Michigan. With OSU ending three of its last four games with ties, coach Lori Walker said the team has learned how to overcome mistakes made on the field.“What we’ve tried to focus in on is, everybody’s going to make a mistake in a soccer game,” Walker said. “It’s how we respond to those mistakes that should gauge who we are.”Walker said the game-tying goal in the final seconds of regulation in last Sunday’s game against Michigan was a prime example of the heart and character of the team.She added that along with maintaining their attack and possession, she’d like to see the Buckeyes apply more pressure defensively to limit the opponent’s chances of scoring.   “Clearly there’s still room for us to stop giving up at least one goal a game. That’s got to end at some point,” Walker said.Junior midfielder Michela Paradiso said the team isn’t allowing recent disappointments to distract it and is focusing instead on the effort given on the field.“We’ve gotten a lot of goals scored on us late, which is definitely demoralizing,” Paradiso said. “But we keep trying to ramp up the energy and keep being competitive so we don’t let that get the best of us.”Senior midfielder Ellyn Gruber said the team has learned to rely less on individual play and more on working together as a unit over the recent stretch of games.“We’re definitely playing better soccer than what we were in the beginning,” Gruber said. “We’re combining more, not just trying to take on one-on-one ourselves.”With the season winding down and the Big Ten Tournament approaching, Paradiso said the Buckeyes will need to give it their all in the final games to qualify for the postseason.“We need these last three games to get us into the Big Ten tournament,” she said. “We’ve got to definitely play with a lot of heart and energy out there and leave it all on the field with no regrets.”OSU is scheduled to face Iowa on Friday at 7 p.m. and then Nebraska on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

Southgate very proud of staff and players

first_imgEngland boss Gareth Southgate admitted he is very proud of his staff and players, following their victory over Sweden and qualifying for the semi-finals.Thanks to Harry Maguire and Dele Alli, England will be facing either Croatia or Russia on Tuesday, after they defeated Sweden 2-0 in the quarter-final stage of the World Cup.“It’s an incredible privilege to be the England manager anyway, so to be able to take the team this far and knowing the people who have done it in the past, they are people I hold in such high esteem,” Southgate admitted, according to the SportsMole.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Before the game, we wanted to be here another week. It’s up to us now which games we play in.”“I’m so proud of what all of the staff and players have done. We played an opponent whose identity is clear and whose togetherness has at times been too much for us to handle over the years,” Southgate went on to add.last_img read more

Tedesco pleased to see hard work pay off in Schalke win

first_imgSchalke 04 manager Domenico Tedesco was pleased to see his side’s efforts rewarded with a 2-0 win over Galatasaray on TuesdayGoals from Guido Burgstaller and Mark Uth sealed the win for Schalke and gave them a four-point cushion over third place Galatasaray.With two games left in Group D, Schalke is now in a strong position to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.And Tedesco credited the team’s preparations as key to Tuesday’s crucial win at the Veltins-Arena.“I am very happy for my team, as they work so hard,” Tedesco told the club website.“We have worked on scoring goals and creating chances a lot in training. We did some drills with the ice hockey goals, whereby the players had to score from crosses.“The main thing in training was ensuring that we were creating enough chances, something which I can directly influence.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…“You must come up with simple plans to stop poor runs – just like ours at the start of this season.“I think you can start believing in yourself and relying on your teammates after more and more wins.”Following a poor start to their Bundesliga campaign, Schalke have now won their last three matches.“We are going in the right direction, winning games and have some real confidence now,” added Tedesco.“After our poor run, we have learnt not to drop off – not in training, or on the pitch, otherwise you will have no chance in the Bundesliga.”The Royal Blues will travel to Portugal to face-off with Group D leaders FC Porto in their next Champions League fixture on November 28.last_img read more

Plane crashes east of Jamul Casino pilot moderately Injured

first_imgPlane crashes east of Jamul Casino, pilot moderately Injured Posted: August 15, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, August 15, 2019 #JamulIC [final] The aircraft is a single engine private plane. The pilot is being transported via ground ambulance with moderate injuries pic.twitter.com/RyEcgmkyv7— CAL FIRE/SAN DIEGO COUNTY FIRE (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) August 15, 2019center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter JAMUL (KUSI) – A pilot suffered moderate injuries Thursday when he crashed a single-engine plane in an area east of state Route 94 in Jamul, authorities said.It was reported shortly after 10 a.m. east of the Jamul Casino, located along state Route 94, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log.The aircraft ended up on a hillside and was not blocking the roadway, according to the incident log.Firefighters responded to the scene and contacted the pilot, who was then taken to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries, Cal Fire Capt. Issac Sanchez said.The pilot was the only person aboard the single-engine private plane, Sanchez said.The circumstances leading up to the crash were under investigation. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Brown Proposes Positive Gains for the Black Community

first_imgFor a look at the Brown-Ulman’s full platform, visit: www.anthonybrown.com Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown seems destined to become the first Black governor of Maryland—if recent polls are any indication.Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) seems destined to become the first Black governor of Maryland—if recent polls are any indication. The AFRO did not get a chance to speak with him or his running mate Ken Ulman about his potentially historic election or how their platform will impact African Americans, as requests for interviews went unmet.However, a look at the Democrats’ campaign website and the candidates’ public remarks offer some insight into what a Brown-Ulman administration will mean for Maryland’s African Americans.Jobs and economic empowerment continues to be a chief issue for African Americans across the nation and in Maryland.Brown has pointed to his support of legislation this year that will raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by July 2018 as something that will specifically affect African Americans. In terms of creating jobs, his plan involves infrastructure projects, such as the Red Line and Purple Line subway projects in Baltimore and in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, respectively. He also plans to expand vocational education opportunities to better prepare Marylanders for in-demand jobs.Brown also promises to shore up minority-owned businesses by raising the procurement goal to 29 percent, pushing for their inclusion in the insurance market, establishing a statewide mentor-protégé program and more.Education has always been a central concern for the Black community. Statistics show that African American children are more likely than their peers to attend poorly resourced, underperforming schools, to have lower high school graduation rates, to be suspended or expelled, etc.Brown directly acknowledges that education gap, citing the achievement gap for African Americans and Latinos at every stage of K-12 education and other statistics.The centerpiece of Brown’s plan to close that gap is the creation of universal, voluntary pre-kindergarten—which many educators agree is a boost to students—which would cost about 138 million a year and be funded by revenues from casinos and by allowing wealthier parents to pay for full-day pre-K.The plan also involves establishing a Governor’s Office of Educational Disparities and Opportunities, investing in school construction to the tune of $160 million a year, expanding school breakfast availability and school-based health services, creating a minority teacher scholarship fund, empowering teachers to identify and address achievement disparities and more.On HBCUs, Brown offers no substantive plan other than establishing a commission to develop an approach for ensuring the institutions’ sustainability. And, he promised that tuition at Maryland’s public colleges and universities will grow by no more than 3 percent annually through 2018, which could prove a boon to Black students.Brown has also remarked that his plans to reduce crime and address public health disparities are issues that specifically impact the African-American community.The lieutenant governor plans to implement several strategies to further reduce recidivism rates and smoothen the path to reentry for ex-offenders, including investing in transitional housing, providing more job training and employment support, providing incentives to businesses that employ ex-offenders and more.last_img read more

StratoBus airship prototype targeted within next five years w video

first_img Citation: StratoBus airship prototype targeted within next five years (w/ video) (2014, March 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-03-stratobus-airship-prototype-years-video.html Explore further The StratoBus project is led by Thales Alenia Space, which is focused on space telecommunications and navigation. “We design, integrate, test and operate high-performance satellite technologies in both civil and defense sectors,” according to the company notes. Airbus Defence & Space, Zodiac Marine and CEA-Liten are partners. The project is part of the creation of an airship company by the Pégase competitiveness cluster in southern France. The Pégase cluster is a network of major players in the aeronautics and space industry of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, pooling those involved with UAVs, balloons and stratospheric aircrafts for specific missions. (The Cote d’Azur is a crossroads in Europe for aerospace research, where there is a network of subcontractors and specialist companies working closely with research laboratories.)StratoBus will be operating at an altitude of about 20 kilometers, the lower reaches of the stratosphere but above air traffic and jet streams. The airship measures 70 to 100 meters long and 20 to 30 meters in diameter. The company said its design carries “technological innovations,” in particular to make sure it captures the sun’s rays in all seasons; a power generation system coupling solar panels to a solar power amplification system; and a light reversible fuel cell for energy storage. More information: www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwi … -drone-and-satellitewww.investinpaca.com/files/PEGASE_A.pdf © 2014 Phys.org Credit: Thalescenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Flawless launch of Alphasat, Europe’s largest and most sophisticated telecom satellite The company said the StratoBus platform will require continuous, significant energy input to offset the wind. Two electric motors will automatically adjust their output power depending on wind speed, up to 90 km/h. (Phys.org) —A project that presents a concept of something between drone and satellite is under way. The vehicle is called StratoBus, developed in Europe. The StratoBus will be able to carry out missions such as border and maritime surveillance, telecommunications, broadcasting and navigation. Potential applications include boosting GSM network capacity for public events and GPS augmentation over dense traffic areas. The shell fabric is made of braided carbon fiber. The StratoBus will be able to carry payloads up to 200 kg. The first prototype is planned for rollout within the next five years. StratoBus is described as an autonomous stationary platform and the company emphasized its two notable features, the ability to carry out long endurance observation and complete autonomy from a fixed position.last_img read more