Homeless Women

26 Jun 19
The West End Magazine | 4101 Brisbane

Local business Orange Sky has grown from one laundry van in Brisbane to 29 services across Australia. Orange Sky offers laundry services and hot showers to people affected by homelessness. Orange Sky volunteers met Sharon when they launched their most recent service in Cairns. Currently living in her car, Sharon is in the fastest growing […]

26 Jun 19
The West End Magazine | 4101 Brisbane

More than 300 business, community and government leaders across Brisbane and the Gold Coast have raised more than $1.26 million at the Vinnies CEO Sleepout® events on the 20th of June. Nationally, the event has again set records – surpassing the previous $6.3 million of 2018 and today sitting close to $7.1 million with more […]

26 Jun 19
Jazz Age Lawyer

At the moment of her death last week, it could fairly be said that Gloria Vanderbilt, at the age of 95, had been a celebrity longer than anyone on earth. My forthcoming book, Adventures of a Jazz Age Lawyer: Nathan Burkan and the Making of American Popular Culture, recounts the remarkable events, including the custody […]

26 Jun 19
Russia News Now

Today, FOE will explain economics, fraud, unemployment, and the end of the world. There will no longer be a need for economists, if there ever was. You will understand everything. FOE is that sort of column. Long ago, everybody worked on farms, growing food. This was a real service. People wanted food. They liked to […]

26 Jun 19
Font Folly

I’ve had three partially-written blog posts about Pride sitting here in the queue for a few weeks, but kept changing my mind about which direction I wanted to go with it. Then over the last few days I’ve seen several more iterations of a question that drives me crazy, and some related stuff appeared on […]

26 Jun 19
Blut und Hexenkunst

The following article will entail what the title says! This will be a sharing of my own personal experiences and accounts involving myself and others regarding….. Baneful workings! But before we get into such I will lay a disclaimer: This may deal with subjects that some feel uncomfortable with. Thus read at your own discretion! […]

25 Jun 19
Arcynewsy

“Oh, beer!” Wiglaf Droste 1996 Dedicated to Wiglaf Droste (died 15.5.2019 due to liver cirrhosis) There are only a few cheerless things here as a barbecue afternoon or a dance and games evening with lots of dry alcoholics. Fully tattooed men of all ages set up smoking pyres, truckloads of red, spicy marinated meat over […]

25 Jun 19
Virgin cherry bombs

I am 8 months clean and sober today. I am starting this blog like a diary so have fun looking at my life raw and uncut. I use to smoke marijuana chronically. Every Thursday I see a Judge for an hour and a panel of therapists counselors and other clients like me. I live on […]

25 Jun 19
CauseACTION Clarion

A new video report by KOMO News on the homeless crisis in Los Angeles highlights what addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky describes as conditions not seen since the Middle Ages. The number of homeless has exploded in the area, up 16% in one year, now topping 36,000 in L.A. and 59,000 in L.A. County. The […]

25 Jun 19
The Nightwatch

I think this is easily one of Tobe Hooper’s most underrated films. I suppose it’s because it doesn’t really feel like a Tobe Hooper film in many ways. At least not at first. Once we really get into the creepy subplot of the Carnies and their depraved relationships, we’re on familiar ground, but at the […]

25 Jun 19
The Denver Post
After nearly 36 years [cq comment=”CQ “]of service, Boulder police Chief Greg Testa [cq comment=”CQ “]announced his retirement on Tuesday. Boulder Police Chief Greg Testa announced his retirement Tuesday, effective Sept. 3, 2019. Testa’s retirement will [cq comment=”officially “]become effective on Sept. 3. Testa spent the first three years of his career as a patrol officer with the Northglenn Police Department before transferring to Boulder in 1987. [cq comment=”CQ “]Over the next 32 years, [cq comment=”CQ “]Testa worked as a patrol officer, detective, sergeant, commander, deputy chief and interim chief prior to being named police chief in 2014. A year later he also was appointed by former House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst [cq comment=”CQ “]to the [cq comment=”State of “]Colorado Cold Case Oversight Task Force. [cq comment=”CQ”] “His commitment to professionalism, transparency and community service has been a model within the state,” Boulder City Manager Jane Brautigam [cq comment=”CQ “]wrote in a statement announcing Testa’s decision. “His leadership expanded Boulder’s approach to community policing, accountability and service to all of our community members.” During his tenure as chief, Testa created a citizen advisory panel to oversee police operations, implemented Boulder’s body camera program, [cq comment=”CQ “]released the first comprehensive police stop data report, [cq comment=”CQ “]started the Homeless Outreach Team, [cq comment=”CQ”] co-founded the Early Diversion, Get Engaged (EDGE) Co-Responder Program [cq comment=”CQ “]with the Longmont Police Department and Boulder County Sheriff to support mental health needs on police calls and made the Boulder Police Department one of the first departments in the state to carry the naloxone, [cq comment=”CQ “]a drug used to counteract opioid overdoses. [cq comment=”CQ”] “From three presidential visits, rallies and protests to reading with kids at the library, community soccer games and daily interactions with community members and colleagues, I am proud of the community partnership that is being built with the department,” Testa wrote in a statement. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] [cq comment=”In typical fashion, however, he attempted to avoid as much of the praise as possible by averting it towards his colleagues and fellow officers.”] “I want to thank our City Manager for her leadership and commitment to our community. It has been an honor to serve with the dedicated men and women of the Boulder Police Department. They give so much every day to keep our community safe – they are my heroes.” Brautigam [cq comment=”CQ “]said a deputy police chief will be appointed as interim police chief following Testa’s retirement. [cq comment=”CQ “]She anticipates the interim chief to serve in that role for up to next 10 months while the Police Oversight Taskforce [cq comment=”CQ “][cq comment=”to complete”] completes its recommendations for a new chief. Following the task force’s report, which includes a review of community expectations and the needs of the department, Boulder will begin the recruitment process which is expected to end sometime in 2020.
25 Jun 19
The Denver Post
It’s 110 years old. And it’s showing its age. The trash talk and hero stories are already unfurling in the ultimate, partisan Washington faceoff, this week’s annual, Congressional Baseball Game. Two former NFL players — Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas, and Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio — are on the roster. A college baseball star — Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas — is ready to relive his glory days on the diamond. There is even the heart-tugging comeback story — Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, will return to play a second year after he was shot during practice two years ago. It’s the Democrats against the Republicans going for broke on the majestic, major league ballpark at Nats stadium. The whole production is emblematic of everything wrong with Congress. I know, I know. Peanuts, popcorn and crackerjack, what’s more American than a baseball game on a summer night? How dare I? But the beloved, charity game is the old America. Among the partisans grandstanding to fight one another, there are two women — Representatives Linda Sánchez and Nanette Diaz Barragán, both California Democrats. Female players make up about 2.7% of this game’s two rosters. The last time Congress had stats like that was in 1953. It’s time that Washington’s big ballgamejoin the 21st century. And for that, we have to leave the gleaming Nats stadium and go across the neighborhood to an elementary school park. Last week, 3,500 people crammed into the small ballfield behind Watkins Elementary School to watch the Congressional Women’s Softball game, which just celebrated its 11th year. Yes, the women get to play their big game at a neighborhood grammar school. “I am at Watkins now, and I can’t even believe this,” a mommy friend of mine texted me last week, as she watched congressional superstars like Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, high-five on the field. “The congressional (men’s) baseball team does its charity game at Nats stadium . . .. How can anyone take Title IX school complaints seriously when this is what CONGRESS does?!?!?!” Oh yes. I see the outrage. (Want to talk U.S. women’s soccer, anyone?) But logistics — rather than outright misogyny — have to be addressed before I launch into an operatic rant. “We have definitely outgrown Watkins — which is a good problem to have,” said Rachel Palermo, who is on the organizing committee for the game. “We have already been searching for other possibilities in the D.C. metro area for our game.” They talked to the Nats about having their game at the stadium, and though there are logistical concerns with changing a baseball field to a softball field, it’s not impossible, Palermo said. Remember, this place also hosted the pope and had a sheet of hockey ice, so I’m sure hosting women’s softball isn’t the impossible dream. But there’s also attendance. “We are steadily growing in attendance each year, and are thrilled that 3,500 people came out to see the 11th annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game,” she said. “However, we haven’t grown to the 20,000 plus people that come out to see the Congressional Baseball Game. We would need to be a much larger entity before we can think about incurring all the expenses related to opening up the stadium.” Wait! Haven’t we heard the logistics arguments before? The logistics of dorms when more and more women enrolled in college. The quandary of male locker rooms when female sports reporters joined their male brethren for post-game interviews. What are we going to do about barracks if women join the military? This isn’t an old argument. The Senators-only bathrooms on Capitol Hill used to be labeled “Men Only.” It wasn’t until 1993 that female senators got their own restroom. And get this. The women of the House of Representatives didn’t get their own bathroom until 2011. But today, with a Congress that’s 23% female, those arguments are getting weaker. The women’s softball game — where a bipartisan team of Congressional women takes on the media — will keep growing as more and more women are elected into office and the Congress begins to look more like the United States. Just take a look at what’s happening in world soccer right now. U.S. women are dominating, and American boys are becoming their groupies, switching their fandom from the less effective, y-chromosome team they used to support. It won’t be long before the women’s game is in a stadium of its own. Maybe they’ll even have a few men on the roster. Petula Dvorak is a columnist for The Washington Post’s local team who writes about homeless shelters, gun control, high heels, high school choirs, the politics of parenting, jails, abortion clinics, mayors, modern families, strip clubs and gas prices, among other things. Before coming to The Post, she covered social issues, crime and courts. To send a letter to the editor about this article, submit online or check out our guidelines for how to submit by email or mail.
25 Jun 19
FMP-Imogen Bell

Banksy is an England-based graffiti street artist, political activist and film director who remains anonymous. Banksy’s graffiti art work is created by using a stencilling technique and the graffiti work which he produces is usually based on the themes of society and political views and due to this some of his work to some people […]

25 Jun 19
Canberra CityNews

No thermals, no heater, no showers; personality hairdresser Jenni Tarrant is spending a week sleeping in her little car and living on $20 a day. She tells DANIELLE NOHRA why…

25 Jun 19
CBS New York

In an effort to fight homelessness, Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to build 90 shelters across the city.

25 Jun 19
NATION AND STATE

PARIS—The sunset had an orange glow. So did the extreme weather warning for Paris. Meteorologists placed more than half of France, including around the capital, on alert for high temperatures June 24 as a heatwave was expected to spread across continental Europe this week. Brutal 41C heatwave to fry European holiday hotspots as African plume […]