Peter Hahn

18 Feb 19
TONY88

Milena Markovna “Mila” Kunis (/ˈmiːlə ˈkuːnɪs/; Ukrainian: Мілена Марківна Куніс; born August 14, 1983) is an American actress. In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from Soviet Ukraine to the United States with her family. After being enrolled in acting classes as an after-school activity, she was soon discovered by an agent. She […]

17 Feb 19
Nachrichten Welt

Anmerkung des Herausgebers: Reiseinformationen müssen bis spätestens Donnerstag Mittag an vcarey @ delcotimes gesendet werden. Wir akzeptieren keine Faxe oder Ausdrucke. Alle Reisen werden online angezeigt. Der Druck basiert auf einer verfügbaren Fläche. Danke dir. G.E. Rentner: Irland-Tour vom 13. bis 20. April oder vom 11. bis 18. Mai ab 2399 $. pro Person bei […]

15 Feb 19
NATION AND STATE

Roland J. Bourgeois Jr., 55, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release on charges that, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he shot at three young African-American men because of their race as the men attempted to evacuate New Orleans, announced Assistant Attorney General for […]

15 Feb 19
Site Title

“Mega Time Squad” feels as if it were made in 1981 by Empire Pictures. Had it been, the 11-year old version of your humble reviewer would have snuck into it with my cousins. We would have sat through it twice, just to pass the time, and we would have concluded that it wasn’t very good. […]

15 Feb 19
Russian and Eurasian Politics

by Gordon M. Hahn Three almost uninterrupted centuries of Russian self-comparison, self-assessment, self-identification with the West and ever deeper involvement in the intra-Western geopolitical and imperial competition have come to an end. Harsh lessons Russians have drawn from its three centuries of intimate interaction with the West — its Occidental Era — were reinforced by […]

15 Feb 19
Golfweek

[jwplayer YCog8hRf-9JtFt04J] Officials have revised tee times for Round 1 Friday at the Genesis Open for players who did not get underway on Thursday. There were several groups on the course Thursday when darkness halted play. Those groups will resume at 7 a.m. local time (10 a.m. Eastern) to conclude their first round. Jordan Spieth […]

14 Feb 19
Panicky in the UK

Jan 29th Maniac Maniac is not a film, but it is on Letterboxd, and I very much wanted to write about it. It took me a long time to watch the final episode of Maniac, after pretty much bingeing the first nine episodes. I honestly think that I didn’t want it to end; of course, […]

14 Feb 19
criswellwallacelibrary

Aernie, Matthew D, and Donald E Hartley. The Righteous & Merciful Judge: The Day of the Lord in the Life and Theology of Paul. Studies in Scripture and Biblical Theology. Bellingham, Washington.: Lexham Press, 2018. Allen, David Lewis. The Extent of the Atonement: A Historical and Critical Review. Nashville, Tennessee: B & H Academic, 2016. Allen, Jason […]

14 Feb 19
News Exc Celebrity

Article and photos from hienalouca.com

He rose to fame as a party-loving playboy on Made In Chelsea

And, Monday morning will see Spencer Matthews join presenters Kate Garraway and Richard Madeley for a special stint as a showbiz reporter for Good Morning Britain.

The reality star, 30, will be filling in for showbiz heavyweight, Entertainment Editor Richard Arnold with all the latest showbiz news.

<img id="i-23d92805dd910cc" src="https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/02/14/15/9818772-6705225-image-a-3_1550157717935.jpg&quot; height="895" width="634" alt="New gig: Monday morning will see Spencer Matthews, 30, join Good Morning Britain for a special stint as a showb

14 Feb 19
Golfweek

[jwplayer hcxacPpb-9JtFt04J] Play resumed Thursday at the 2019 Genesis Open after a seven-hour rain delay halted play 50 minutes into the first round. Eventually, the first round was stopped for good by darkness with multiple players still on the course, and the late-day Thursday grouping yet to even start. Jordan Spieth and Sung Kang share the […]

17 Feb 19
The Sports Daily

The closing day of Genesis Open 2019 is here. Find out live updates on Sunday night golf here. Check out the best streaming channels for Genesis open 2019 Round 4 below. Not much time has gone for the Tiger Woods Tournament as the organizers are preparing for their PGA 2019 tour schedule right in the […]

14 Feb 19
Sports Cappers Picks

Ready to bet on this week’s 2019 The Genesis betting odds?  The PGA Tour is back California this week for the Farmers Insurance Open. The big news story is that Tiger Woods is back playing in another event…

13 Feb 19
Broken Pieces

“And as He went out of the temple, one of His disciples saith unto Him, ‘Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings!’And Jesus answering said unto him, ‘Seest thou these great buildings? There shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.’ And as He sat upon the […]

13 Feb 19
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
By Elizabeth Marcellino LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to scrap plans for a women’s jail in Lancaster and approved a new vision for a downtown mental health treatment center, though many criminal justice advocates worried that it might only be a jail by another name. The board room was filled with roughly 150 activists, the vast majority in orange T-shirts identifying them as supporters of JusticeLA. The back of the shirts read: “Can’t get well in a cell.” Supervisor Sheila Kuehl was among the board members who credited activists with shifting the tide on jail construction by continuing to push the issue year after year, telling the crowd, “I want the advocates to really understand what a change they have created.” Dignity & Power Now, the Youth Justice Coalition and a host of other grassroots organizations, many coming together as JusticeLA, have shown up in force, year after year, to tell the board that billions in construction dollars should instead be spent on diversion programs and other resources to keep people out of jail. Votes were scheduled to award design-build contracts for a $215 million women’s jail at Mira Loma Detention Center and for a $2.2 billion Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility to replace Men’s Central Jail. [cq comment=”The following content will display as an info box.”] Related links Proposed women’s jail in Lancaster losing support from LA County supervisors Inside an LA County women’s jail ‘busting at the seams’: rotted pipes, overcrowding and a plan to relocate Protesters against new LA County jail shut down Board of Supervisors meeting http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/bos/supdocs/108640.pdf [cq comment=”This is the end of the info box.”] Kuehl proposed an alternative, asking her colleagues to ditch plans for Mira Loma. Advocates had long argued that building a jail roughly 70 miles north of downtown Los Angeles would put women — many of whom would be awaiting trial rather than convicted of any crime — too far from their families and other support networks. The board vote was 4-0 to pay $150,000 each to two construction companies that bid on the Lancaster job and cancel the project, with Supervisor Kathryn Barger abstaining. The board unanimously called for a report back on alternative locations, which could include renovating Century Regional Detention Facility. Staffers were also directed to work with state officials to see if they can redirect $100 million in grant money committed to the Lancaster project site. Instead of CCTF, Supervisors Janice Hahn and Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended a mental health treatment center, calling it part of the county’s vision for reducing the jail population. As proposed, it would be run by the Department of Health Services and staffed by the Department of Mental Health. Directors of those departments stressed that a “care first” philosophy would be followed. “The truth is, we do not need a new jail,” Hahn said. However, advocates worried that it would just be a jail dressed up as a hospital. Dozens called for a decentralized, community-based clinical service model, with five separate treatment centers countywide. That kind of continuum of care would help build local capacity for the kind of care the board and Mental Health Director Dr. Jonathan Sherin say they want to offer, activists said. As planned at a maximum of 3,885 beds, the facility would be three times the size of the state’s largest mental health hospital. “You cannot provide good mental health care in a facility built for 4,000 people. It’s preposterous,” Peter Eliasberg of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California told the board. Just what role custody officials in the downtown mental health center would have was also not immediately clear, though county CEO Sachi Hamai envisioned a “small door” where inmates might enter a locked-down facility and a “larger door” where other offenders could access mental health and substance abuse treatment. There were enough open questions that Kuehl and Supervisor Hilda Solis — who separately co-authored a motion recommending that the county “reimagine jail construction” — voted against awarding the contract to McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. Kuehl said she appreciated the pivot away from a jail, but argued that the contract for the mental health center “hardens our ability to think in other ways … this hospital would be bigger than all of our hospitals put together.” Solis worried that it would draw resources away from efforts to expand community treatment. “We can do better,” Solis said, urging her colleagues to delay the vote. Ridley-Thomas offered a last-minute amendment asking staffers to evaluate options to “right-size the scale and scope of the project, including creating a continuum of clinical facilities.” But if the county deviates dramatically from the current plan, it could be required to restart the environmental review process and many activists were not convinced that the county would ultimately make those changes. “It’s still trapped in the legacy of the CCTF,” said Mark-Anthony Johnson of Dignity & Power Now. Solis, whose district includes the downtown men’s jail, also worried about how the county would pay to operate the mental health center. She warned colleagues about making promises they couldn’t keep, recalling the county’s healthcare crisis of the 1990s. “I don’t think that in the years to come the county’s going to be able to look for … any guarantee that we’re going to get Medicaid funding to provide the services,” Solis said. However, Hahn and Ridley-Thomas insisted it was time to act and Barger agreed, voting over Kuehl’s and Solis’ objections. The county has been working on a replacement for Men’s Central Jail for almost 15 years and it’s time to find consensus while keeping the civil rights of those inmates in mind, Ridley-Thomas told reporters outside the board room. “Having them there one day further is completely unacceptable to me,” Ridley-Thomas said. Barger called the Men’s Central Jail “a time bomb waiting to go off.” If the county continues to operate Men’s Central, a dungeon-like facility that Barger said is now plagued by rats, it will remain open to lawsuits related to inhumane conditions and workers’ compensation claims by deputies working in an unsafe environment, according to Hamai. Ridley-Thomas was confident about the board’s ability to revise the plan. “There’s nothing here that is irreversible,” he told reporters. The board separately approved motions calling for a working group on Alternatives to Incarceration and studies of the jail population and the county is already working to expand alternatives to custody and invest in more residential mental health care. Sheriff Alex Villanueva — who has drawn some support from criminal justice advocates for comments about reducing the jail population and condemnation from others for what seem to be efforts to roll back reforms related to deputy discipline — was noticeably absent from the meeting and did not respond to a request for comment. Voices on all sides highlighted the importance of decisions made Tuesday, which could affect generations to come. “I do believe this is one of the greatest issues of justice … in our time,” said Dr. Christina Ghaly, who runs the county’s Department of Health Services. “This will be your $3.5 billion legacy and it will be a monumental failure,” Eliasberg warned of the downtown mental health treatment center. Another advocate took a more optimistic tack. “This is long overdue and we’re looking forward to continuing the momentum of restorative justice reform,” said Alberto Retana, president and CEO of the Community Coalition. “We urge the Board of Supervisors to ground the design and operations of the Mental Health Treatment Center by committing to smart community-based solutions.”
13 Feb 19
Press Telegram
By Elizabeth Marcellino LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to scrap plans for a women’s jail in Lancaster and approved a new vision for a downtown mental health treatment center, though many criminal justice advocates worried that it might only be a jail by another name. The board room was filled with roughly 150 activists, the vast majority in orange T-shirts identifying them as supporters of JusticeLA. The back of the shirts read: “Can’t get well in a cell.” Supervisor Sheila Kuehl was among the board members who credited activists with shifting the tide on jail construction by continuing to push the issue year after year, telling the crowd, “I want the advocates to really understand what a change they have created.” Dignity & Power Now, the Youth Justice Coalition and a host of other grassroots organizations, many coming together as JusticeLA, have shown up in force, year after year, to tell the board that billions in construction dollars should instead be spent on diversion programs and other resources to keep people out of jail. Votes were scheduled to award design-build contracts for a $215 million women’s jail at Mira Loma Detention Center and for a $2.2 billion Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility to replace Men’s Central Jail. [cq comment=”The following content will display as an info box.”] Related links Proposed women’s jail in Lancaster losing support from LA County supervisors Inside an LA County women’s jail ‘busting at the seams’: rotted pipes, overcrowding and a plan to relocate Protesters against new LA County jail shut down Board of Supervisors meeting http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/bos/supdocs/108640.pdf [cq comment=”This is the end of the info box.”] Kuehl proposed an alternative, asking her colleagues to ditch plans for Mira Loma. Advocates had long argued that building a jail roughly 70 miles north of downtown Los Angeles would put women — many of whom would be awaiting trial rather than convicted of any crime — too far from their families and other support networks. The board vote was 4-0 to pay $150,000 each to two construction companies that bid on the Lancaster job and cancel the project, with Supervisor Kathryn Barger abstaining. The board unanimously called for a report back on alternative locations, which could include renovating Century Regional Detention Facility. Staffers were also directed to work with state officials to see if they can redirect $100 million in grant money committed to the Lancaster project site. Instead of CCTF, Supervisors Janice Hahn and Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended a mental health treatment center, calling it part of the county’s vision for reducing the jail population. As proposed, it would be run by the Department of Health Services and staffed by the Department of Mental Health. Directors of those departments stressed that a “care first” philosophy would be followed. “The truth is, we do not need a new jail,” Hahn said. However, advocates worried that it would just be a jail dressed up as a hospital. Dozens called for a decentralized, community-based clinical service model, with five separate treatment centers countywide. That kind of continuum of care would help build local capacity for the kind of care the board and Mental Health Director Dr. Jonathan Sherin say they want to offer, activists said. As planned at a maximum of 3,885 beds, the facility would be three times the size of the state’s largest mental health hospital. “You cannot provide good mental health care in a facility built for 4,000 people. It’s preposterous,” Peter Eliasberg of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California told the board. Just what role custody officials in the downtown mental health center would have was also not immediately clear, though county CEO Sachi Hamai envisioned a “small door” where inmates might enter a locked-down facility and a “larger door” where other offenders could access mental health and substance abuse treatment. There were enough open questions that Kuehl and Supervisor Hilda Solis — who separately co-authored a motion recommending that the county “reimagine jail construction” — voted against awarding the contract to McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. Kuehl said she appreciated the pivot away from a jail, but argued that the contract for the mental health center “hardens our ability to think in other ways … this hospital would be bigger than all of our hospitals put together.” Solis worried that it would draw resources away from efforts to expand community treatment. “We can do better,” Solis said, urging her colleagues to delay the vote. Ridley-Thomas offered a last-minute amendment asking staffers to evaluate options to “right-size the scale and scope of the project, including creating a continuum of clinical facilities.” But if the county deviates dramatically from the current plan, it could be required to restart the environmental review process and many activists were not convinced that the county would ultimately make those changes. “It’s still trapped in the legacy of the CCTF,” said Mark-Anthony Johnson of Dignity & Power Now. Solis, whose district includes the downtown men’s jail, also worried about how the county would pay to operate the mental health center. She warned colleagues about making promises they couldn’t keep, recalling the county’s healthcare crisis of the 1990s. “I don’t think that in the years to come the county’s going to be able to look for … any guarantee that we’re going to get Medicaid funding to provide the services,” Solis said. However, Hahn and Ridley-Thomas insisted it was time to act and Barger agreed, voting over Kuehl’s and Solis’ objections. The county has been working on a replacement for Men’s Central Jail for almost 15 years and it’s time to find consensus while keeping the civil rights of those inmates in mind, Ridley-Thomas told reporters outside the board room. “Having them there one day further is completely unacceptable to me,” Ridley-Thomas said. Barger called the Men’s Central Jail “a time bomb waiting to go off.” If the county continues to operate Men’s Central, a dungeon-like facility that Barger said is now plagued by rats, it will remain open to lawsuits related to inhumane conditions and workers’ compensation claims by deputies working in an unsafe environment, according to Hamai. Ridley-Thomas was confident about the board’s ability to revise the plan. “There’s nothing here that is irreversible,” he told reporters. The board separately approved motions calling for a working group on Alternatives to Incarceration and studies of the jail population and the county is already working to expand alternatives to custody and invest in more residential mental health care. Sheriff Alex Villanueva — who has drawn some support from criminal justice advocates for comments about reducing the jail population and condemnation from others for what seem to be efforts to roll back reforms related to deputy discipline — was noticeably absent from the meeting and did not respond to a request for comment. Voices on all sides highlighted the importance of decisions made Tuesday, which could affect generations to come. “I do believe this is one of the greatest issues of justice … in our time,” said Dr. Christina Ghaly, who runs the county’s Department of Health Services. “This will be your $3.5 billion legacy and it will be a monumental failure,” Eliasberg warned of the downtown mental health treatment center. Another advocate took a more optimistic tack. “This is long overdue and we’re looking forward to continuing the momentum of restorative justice reform,” said Alberto Retana, president and CEO of the Community Coalition. “We urge the Board of Supervisors to ground the design and operations of the Mental Health Treatment Center by committing to smart community-based solutions.”
13 Feb 19
Pasadena Star News
By Elizabeth Marcellino LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to scrap plans for a women’s jail in Lancaster and approved a new vision for a downtown mental health treatment center, though many criminal justice advocates worried that it might only be a jail by another name. The board room was filled with roughly 150 activists, the vast majority in orange T-shirts identifying them as supporters of JusticeLA. The back of the shirts read: “Can’t get well in a cell.” Supervisor Sheila Kuehl was among the board members who credited activists with shifting the tide on jail construction by continuing to push the issue year after year, telling the crowd, “I want the advocates to really understand what a change they have created.” Dignity & Power Now, the Youth Justice Coalition and a host of other grassroots organizations, many coming together as JusticeLA, have shown up in force, year after year, to tell the board that billions in construction dollars should instead be spent on diversion programs and other resources to keep people out of jail. Votes were scheduled to award design-build contracts for a $215 million women’s jail at Mira Loma Detention Center and for a $2.2 billion Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility to replace Men’s Central Jail. [cq comment=”The following content will display as an info box.”] Related links Proposed women’s jail in Lancaster losing support from LA County supervisors Inside an LA County women’s jail ‘busting at the seams’: rotted pipes, overcrowding and a plan to relocate Protesters against new LA County jail shut down Board of Supervisors meeting http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/bos/supdocs/108640.pdf [cq comment=”This is the end of the info box.”] Kuehl proposed an alternative, asking her colleagues to ditch plans for Mira Loma. Advocates had long argued that building a jail roughly 70 miles north of downtown Los Angeles would put women — many of whom would be awaiting trial rather than convicted of any crime — too far from their families and other support networks. The board vote was 4-0 to pay $150,000 each to two construction companies that bid on the Lancaster job and cancel the project, with Supervisor Kathryn Barger abstaining. The board unanimously called for a report back on alternative locations, which could include renovating Century Regional Detention Facility. Staffers were also directed to work with state officials to see if they can redirect $100 million in grant money committed to the Lancaster project site. Instead of CCTF, Supervisors Janice Hahn and Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended a mental health treatment center, calling it part of the county’s vision for reducing the jail population. As proposed, it would be run by the Department of Health Services and staffed by the Department of Mental Health. Directors of those departments stressed that a “care first” philosophy would be followed. “The truth is, we do not need a new jail,” Hahn said. However, advocates worried that it would just be a jail dressed up as a hospital. Dozens called for a decentralized, community-based clinical service model, with five separate treatment centers countywide. That kind of continuum of care would help build local capacity for the kind of care the board and Mental Health Director Dr. Jonathan Sherin say they want to offer, activists said. As planned at a maximum of 3,885 beds, the facility would be three times the size of the state’s largest mental health hospital. “You cannot provide good mental health care in a facility built for 4,000 people. It’s preposterous,” Peter Eliasberg of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California told the board. Just what role custody officials in the downtown mental health center would have was also not immediately clear, though county CEO Sachi Hamai envisioned a “small door” where inmates might enter a locked-down facility and a “larger door” where other offenders could access mental health and substance abuse treatment. There were enough open questions that Kuehl and Supervisor Hilda Solis — who separately co-authored a motion recommending that the county “reimagine jail construction” — voted against awarding the contract to McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. Kuehl said she appreciated the pivot away from a jail, but argued that the contract for the mental health center “hardens our ability to think in other ways … this hospital would be bigger than all of our hospitals put together.” Solis worried that it would draw resources away from efforts to expand community treatment. “We can do better,” Solis said, urging her colleagues to delay the vote. Ridley-Thomas offered a last-minute amendment asking staffers to evaluate options to “right-size the scale and scope of the project, including creating a continuum of clinical facilities.” But if the county deviates dramatically from the current plan, it could be required to restart the environmental review process and many activists were not convinced that the county would ultimately make those changes. “It’s still trapped in the legacy of the CCTF,” said Mark-Anthony Johnson of Dignity & Power Now. Solis, whose district includes the downtown men’s jail, also worried about how the county would pay to operate the mental health center. She warned colleagues about making promises they couldn’t keep, recalling the county’s healthcare crisis of the 1990s. “I don’t think that in the years to come the county’s going to be able to look for … any guarantee that we’re going to get Medicaid funding to provide the services,” Solis said. However, Hahn and Ridley-Thomas insisted it was time to act and Barger agreed, voting over Kuehl’s and Solis’ objections. The county has been working on a replacement for Men’s Central Jail for almost 15 years and it’s time to find consensus while keeping the civil rights of those inmates in mind, Ridley-Thomas told reporters outside the board room. “Having them there one day further is completely unacceptable to me,” Ridley-Thomas said. Barger called the Men’s Central Jail “a time bomb waiting to go off.” If the county continues to operate Men’s Central, a dungeon-like facility that Barger said is now plagued by rats, it will remain open to lawsuits related to inhumane conditions and workers’ compensation claims by deputies working in an unsafe environment, according to Hamai. Ridley-Thomas was confident about the board’s ability to revise the plan. “There’s nothing here that is irreversible,” he told reporters. The board separately approved motions calling for a working group on Alternatives to Incarceration and studies of the jail population and the county is already working to expand alternatives to custody and invest in more residential mental health care. Sheriff Alex Villanueva — who has drawn some support from criminal justice advocates for comments about reducing the jail population and condemnation from others for what seem to be efforts to roll back reforms related to deputy discipline — was noticeably absent from the meeting and did not respond to a request for comment. Voices on all sides highlighted the importance of decisions made Tuesday, which could affect generations to come. “I do believe this is one of the greatest issues of justice … in our time,” said Dr. Christina Ghaly, who runs the county’s Department of Health Services. “This will be your $3.5 billion legacy and it will be a monumental failure,” Eliasberg warned of the downtown mental health treatment center. Another advocate took a more optimistic tack. “This is long overdue and we’re looking forward to continuing the momentum of restorative justice reform,” said Alberto Retana, president and CEO of the Community Coalition. “We urge the Board of Supervisors to ground the design and operations of the Mental Health Treatment Center by committing to smart community-based solutions.”