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Hotel Villa Dubrovnik has been awarded the Green Globe environmental certificate

first_imgSource / photo: Hotel Villa Dubrovnik The Croatian boutique hotel Villi Dubrovnik, which is owned by the Doğuş Group, has been awarded the Green Globe Environmental Certificate for improving environmental practices. It is an internationally recognized certificate that today has over 500 members in more than 100 countries around the world, and is awarded to companies that use technological innovations to effectively manage energy consumption and ensure the least possible impact on the environment. The Green Globe includes a structured assessment of business sustainability performance, includes 44 main criteria supported by more than 380 compliance indicators, and the entire standard is reviewed and updated twice a calendar year. “Efficient energy management is in line with the business vision of Villa Dubrovnik and we are continuously focused on the application of best practices and respect for the principles of energy efficiency. The Green Globe certificate is another confirmation that we operate according to environmentally sustainable principles, and we will continue on the same path in the future. We are truly proud because the motive is to continue to provide our guests with the highest level of quality accommodation and services”, Said Mirna Stražičić Lončar, director of the Villa Dubrovnik hotel. center_img Guided by internal environmental policies, Villa Dubrovnik has introduced a number of practices to conserve energy and reduce negative environmental impact, such as continuous evaluation and reduced use of water, electricity, paper and other resources, as well as encouraging the use of recycled materials and primary use of chemical products. which do not harm the environment. In addition, Villa Dubrovnik is focused on promoting and developing a culture of environmental awareness of its guests, but also the local community in which it operates, through guidelines for desirable behavior towards the environment, but also through workshops and education for guests and the local community. Today, the Green Globe certification system includes hoteliers, airlines, car rental companies, tour operators, travel agencies and offices, and the Green Globe logo is recognized throughout the world as an international symbol for environmental protection and recognition, recognized by tourism industry and the general public. .last_img read more

Badgers face struggling Boilermakers, rolling Illini

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s tennis team (7-11 overall, 1-6 conference) heads into the backstretch of the Big Ten schedule this weekend facing No. 75 Purdue (3-12, 0-6) and No. 2 Illinois (16-3, 6-0). The Badgers dominated No. 57 Minnesota last Friday 7-0, notching their first conference win of the season before falling to No. 30 Rice 2-4 on Saturday.Senior Captain Alex Kasarov led Wisconsin by winning both of his singles matches and joining his brother Lachezar in winning his doubles matches against Minnesota.“The last couple of matches, [Alex] is playing at a level where he is a top-20 player in the country,” head coach Pat Klingelhoets said. “Unfortunately it is going to be very hard for him to make the NCAA right now just because he took some losses earlier in the year that are going to hurt him, but he is at a level with any of the best players in the country right now.”Kasarov feels confident as he heads down the final weeks of the schedule and his career.“I know how good I can play; I’m confident,” Kasarov said. “I just got to go out there and get everything together, and if I do that, there are very few people that can beat me in the country.”The elder Kasarov is not the only Badger feeling more confident after sweeping Minnesota for their first conference win this season.“[Beating Minnesota] helped the guys a lot,” Klingelhoets said. “I think it kind of took the pressure off. The nice thing was that everybody played well. It wasn’t like we only had four or five guys play well; everybody played well. I think it helped everybody, gave everybody some confidence.”Wisconsin hopes to continue their Big Ten success against two very difficult opponents in Purdue and Illinois this weekend.“I expect two very tough matches against Purdue and Illinois,” Kasarov said. “But I think we have a chance in both matches.”Against Purdue, Wisconsin is facing a team that has struggled finding its first victory in conference play. The winner of this contest will also get a leg up on the other for seeding in the conference tournament.“We certainly feel we can win that match with Purdue,” Klingelhoets said. “They have been struggling a little bit lately too. It’s going to be a tough match, but we definitely feel we can get that match. If we get that match it is going to help our seeding a lot for the Big Ten Tournament, so obviously it is a big match for us.”The road gets much tougher after Purdue as Wisconsin faces Illinois, the owners of a 45-game conference winning streak.“We just go in against [Illinois] with nothing to lose and play our butts off,” Klingelhoets said. “But if we get the win against Purdue, it helps a lot. Then we can go in there feeling like, ‘hey, just give it our best shot.’”last_img read more

AEW Fyter Fest results: Jon Moxley beats Joey Janela in an extraordinarily violent unsanctioned match and furthers feud with Kenny Omega

first_imgJoin DAZN to watch 100-plus fight nights a yearAfter Moxley won a gritty showdown with Janela that featured barbed wire chairs, barbed wire boards and two bags of thumbtacks, the former Dean Ambrose was met outside the ring by a Kenny Omega V-Trigger. Omega, whom Moxley attacked when he made his first post-WWE appearance at Double or Nothing, hit Moxley with a piledriver onto the broken tables. The former IWGP heavyweight champion jumped off the top turnbuckle and connected on a double foot stomp through the tables. .@JonMoxley got a surprise tonight at #FyterFest pic.twitter.com/l6PVxGttsg— TNT Drama (@tntdrama) June 30, 2019Moxley and Omega, who will face off at All Out on Aug. 31 in Chicago, brawled into the crowd, with Omega having the advantage. Just when it appeared things had calmed down, Omega attacked Moxley on the entrance ramp to close the show. In the co-main event, Omega and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) beat The Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix) and The Laredo Kid in an excellent six-man tag team match. Also on the show, Cody and Darby Allin went to a draw that ended up with Shawn Spears attacking Cody after the match concluded with a violent and uncalled-for chair shot to the back of the head, which left Cody bleeding profusely.Here is what happened at All Elite Wrestling’s Fyter Fest (all times Eastern):AEW Fyter Fest live updates, resultsJon Moxley wins a brutal war over Joey Janela11:05 p.m.: Couldn’t ask for a better ending to the show. Moxley and Janela put it all on the line and the former Dean Ambrose proved to the world that he’s still one of the best in wrestling. After a vicious 20-minute hardcore match, Moxley brought in a bag full of thumbtacks. Moxley hit another Paradigm Shift to weaken Janela. Moxley took Janela’s boots and socks off. With the crowd chanting “You sick f–k”, Moxley did a front spinning suplex to send Janela to the thumbtacks and screaming in agony. Moxley wasn’t done as he hit an atomic drop to send Janela feet first onto the thumbtacks and a series of tacks were ingrained in Janela’s foot. Moxley dumped another bag of tacks onto the mat and hit another Paradigm Shift for the victory.Jon Moxley came for blood in his @AEWrestling debut 🤯 #FyterFest pic.twitter.com/J1vvnA7eiP— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) June 30, 2019Wrestling fans were expecting mayhem and that is exactly what happened. We literally saw everything except the kitchen sink. If you are a fan of pure violence, this was for you.10:56 p.m.: A barbed wire board is hung from the apron to the guardrail when Moxley hits the Paradigm Shift and proceeds to dump Janela, who lands butt first onto the barbed wire. I can feel the pain from here. 10:55 p.m.: With Moxley spread out across two tables, Janela climbs about a 20-foot ladder and drops an elbow onto Moxley. WOW!”HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND JOEY?” 😵 #FyterFest pic.twitter.com/5YYV1KrtaO— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) June 30, 201910:51 p.m.: Moxley brings in a sheet full of barbed wire with the intention of putting Janela through it. Janela reversed, picked Moxley up and did a fireman’s carry through the barbed wire. What a breathtaking war and it seems like they are just getting started.10:49 p.m.: A Russian leg sweep by Janela from the ringside apron to the outside through a table. Quite amazing action so far.10:44 p.m.: In the something you never see anymore, Moxley brought out the barbed wire wrapped around the chair. He proceeded to put the chair on Janela and stomp the chair and squeeze as hard as he can. Moments later, Janela showed a ton of guts and did a hurricanrana to send Moxley on to the barbed wire chair. 10:38 p.m.: It is time for the main event of Fyter Fest as Jon Moxley battles Joey Janela in an unsanctioned match. Expect a ton of mayhem, violence and everything in between. A big time match for Moxley as it is his first televised match in the United States since he left WWE in April. He wants to prove a point and this is his opportunity to prove some things to the wrestling world.The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks) def. The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix) and Laredo Kid in show stealer10:30 p.m.: The expectations were high and all six guys delivered and then some. With Matt Jackson having Fenix on the outside in position for the Meltzer Driver, Nick Jackson missed a step on the top rope and Fenix caught and executed a Spanish Fly onto Nick and Pentagon. It came down to Omega and Laredo Kid in the ring.Omega hit a vicious V-Trigger on Laredo Kid and then a Tiger Driver ’98 for a near two-fall. Sensing he had the match ripe for the taking, Omega connected another bone-shaking V-Trigger followed by a One-Winged Angel for the one, two, three. If you wanted to see high-flying action mixed in with a tad of psychology, this was it for you. Can’t wait to see all six go at it one more time.10:25 p.m.: Unbelievable sequence of events. With Omega at the top turnbuckle, Pentagon back body dropped Fenix on top of Nick Jackson. Pentagon lifted Laredo Kid into Omega to hit an inverted Spanish Fly followed by Pentagon hitting a Canadian Destroyer that had Nick Jackson hit his head.10:22 p.m.: The frantic pace we are seeing from all six guys is breathtaking. Such a joy to watch. 10:16 p.m.: The red hair of Omega is an interesting look, to say the least. He’s paying homage to Street Fighter’s Akuma. 10:12 p.m.: Amazing spot when the Lucha Bros did Swanton’s over the top rope and Laredo Kid did a moonsault from the middle rope onto the floor. They’ve only gotten started.10:07 p.m.: It is time for the co-main event of Fyter Fest as The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks) vs. The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix) and Laredo Kid. Very surprised this isn’t closing the show. Expect a ton of fireworks. Cody and Darby Allin go to a time-limit draw9:59 p.m.: An unusual finish for a company who has preached wins and losses and then an unnecessary spot to end things.Allin tried to go to the top rope. Cody stopped him and executed an inverted suplex from the top rope. Delayed cover for a two count. Both guys are on the ring apron and Allin bit Cody’s left arm.Cody zips up the body, hits the disaster kick. He stupidly unzips the bag and gets a two count. Ring announcer Justin Roberts says there is a minute left in the mat.Cross Rhodes was blocked by Allin, who tried for a Stunner but is blocked and Cody finally hits a Cross Rhodes. The crowd is counting down but Cody only gets a count of two before time runs out.The crowd and Cody wanted five more minutes. It looked like it was going to happen until Shawn Spears came from behind and hit Rhodes in the back of the head with a chair. Spears had a death stare as he looked at Cody and left the ring and the arena through the crowd.MJF and SCU came out to look after Cody. I’m one who didn’t have a problem 15-20 years ago with chair shots to the head, but what we now know about CTE and concussions, the conclusion was not needed. There are different ways to do it and that wasn’t it even though Cody and Spears sold it like a million bucks.9:49 p.m.: Unique sequence in which Cody tried a vertical suplex and Allin grabbed the wrist to get out of the hold and then connected on a spinning tornado splash off the middle rope.9:44 p.m.: Great to see a female referee in a men’s match. Something you NEVER see.9:42 p.m.: Slow, methodical match now in the favor of Cody after Allin tried to kick into high gear to begin the festivities.9:35 p.m.: Coming up at Fyter Fest is Cody (with Brandi Rhodes) squaring off with Darby Allin. This is a make or break match for the 22-year-old Allin to make a lasting impression in the United States. Adam Page def. Jimmy Havoc, Jungle Boy and MJF in spot fest9:30 p.m.: Pretty good match that could have used another five to 10 minutes as they were getting into a groove and appeared to rush through the last few minutes. Havoc threw Jungle Boy onto the outside. MJF attempted another Heat Seeker but Havoc blocked it and went to the top rope to hit a double foot stomp for a near fall. MJF hits an Eye Poker to Havoc. Page threw MJF of the ring and hit a thunderous clothesline to Havoc. Page picks up Havoc for the Rite of Passage for the pin.The best match of the main card thus far. Wish they could have had a few more minutes. Jungle Boy really looked good and MJF was fantastic. Smart booking by AEW to not have Jungle Boy or MJF take the fall so they can continue to be built up. Page was the right guy to win since he’s facing Chris Jericho to crown the first AEW heavyweight champion at All Out on Aug. 31 in Chicago. 9:26 p.m.: A big reaction for when Page and MJF stood face-to-face in the middle of the ring. A future world title program if both guys continue their natural progression.9:23 p.m.: Very impactful Tower of Doom spot that ended with MJF getting kicked in the head.9:20 p.m.: The crowd firmly behind Jungle Boy, who exudes a ton of charisma in his short time in the business.9:15 p.m.: Right now at Fyter Fest, Adam Page takes on Jimmy Havoc, Jungle Boy and MJF. MJF cut a promo before the match began running the down the crowd about their love of video games. In a short amount of time, MJF has quickly become one of the best promos in wrestling.Riho def. Nyla Rose and Yuka Sakazaki9:11 p.m.: The match started out clunky but picked up in the final five minutes when Rose had Sakazaki dangling over the top rope and jumped off the top rope and halfway across the ring to land a knee onto Sakazaki’s back to a thunderous reaction from the crowd. Rose hit a huge German Suplex on Sakazaki for a close two count. The Rose hit a DVDR for another two count. Rose went to finish Riho off but the Japanese star executed a pinning combination for the victory.The match would have been served to be cut in half as it was clunky and slow paced due to Rose. 9:02 p.m.: Witnessing Rose doing a standing vertical suplex is a sight to see.8:55 p.m.: Up next at Fyter Fest is a triple threat match between Yuka Sakazaki, Riho and Nyla Rose. This is going to be interesting considering the sizable advantage in height and weight Rose has over Sakazaki and Riho.Cima beats Christopher Daniels in action-packed opener8:51 p.m.: Quite a way to begin Fyter Fest, with two friends putting on a solid affair. Cima executed perfect driver but Daniels kicked out at two. Immediately, Cima sends Daniels to the mat and went on to make his way to the top rope. He hit the Meteroa, which is double knees to the uppercut of the body for the pinfall lands.The right finish considering Cima will take on Kenny Omega at Fight for the Fallen. 8:47 p.m.: A running Liger Bomb by Cima. Both guys bringing out the heavy artillery.8:46 p.m.: Great intensity by Daniels in hitting Angles Wings that Cima somehow kicked out of at two. 8:38 p.m.: The main card of Fyter Fest begins with Christopher Daniels facing off with Cima. Daniels, part of SCU, helped beat Cima’s Strong Hearts at Double or Nothing in May. Daniels and Cima are nearly 25-year veterans of the sport. Should be some good action between two of the better all-around talents in the wrestling business.We are jammed packed in #Daytona for #FyterFest pic.twitter.com/Xf7PNn3Z5X— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 30, 20198:29 p.m.: Nakazawa def. Jebailey in a slightly entertaining bout that was lacking a bit of the usual hardcore activity. We saw a bodyslam into a pool, a back bodydrop onto buttons and a thong used as a sock to mock Mick Foley’s Mr. Socko. The finish occurred when the referee was on the ground and Jebailey gave Nakazawa a low blow and went for rollup, but the referee counted late and received a two-count. Nakazawa quickly garnered a rollup of his own for the one, two, three and the victory. Can see Nakazawa becoming a star if he given the platform.8:19 p.m.: I can do without the baby oil spot by Nakazawa pouring it on Jebailey.8:17 p.m.: The final contest at “Buy-In” is Michael Nakazawa and Alex Jebailey in a hardcore match. Nakazawa is slowly becoming an interesting character.8:13 p.m.: Allie def. Bates. A below-average affair that picked up in the final two minutes. Bates hit a Pedigree and Allie kicked out. Yes, let the comments roll in on that one. Avalon attempted to toss a book to Bates, but Allie nabbed it, threw it to Bates, connects on a superkick and scores the pinfall. The finish made sense because Allie faces Brandi Rhodes at Fight for the Fallen in two weeks. 8:03 p.m.: Up next, Allie will take on Leva Bates. It was supposed to be Kylie Rae and Bates, but no word on what happened. The librarian gimmick of Bates and Avalon has some potential. Interested to see how the storyline progresses.7:55 p.m.: Best Friends def. SCU and Private Party to net an opportunity to get a first-round bye in the tag team tournament. Better than expected but something just seemed off for one reason or another. The stakes made little sense as the winner should have received the bye. All Elite Wrestling shook the wrestling world to its core with an exceptional debut outing, Double or Nothing, last month in Las Vegas.Its second event. Fyter Fest, occurred Saturday at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. While the one-hour preshow “Buy-In” felt like the third hour of WWE “Monday Night Raw” (and not in a good way), the last two matches delivered, highlighted by Jon Moxley making his AEW debut and defeating Joey Janela in a bloody, violent unsanctioned match in the main event. The Dark Order came out afterward like they did at Double or Nothing. This time though, they just surrounded the ring and stared down Barreta and Taylor. Hard to dig The Dark Order at this point. Need to see them in action sooner rather than later.7:38 p.m.: The preshow of AEW Fyter Fest, “Buy-In”, features Best Friends (Trent Barreta and Chuck Taylor) vs. SoCal Uncensored (Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian) vs. Private Party (Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen) with the winner getting a shot at a first-round bye in the AEW tag team title tournament. Best Friends wrestled at May’s Double or Nothing and beat Angelico and Jack Evans in a better than expected matchup. On the same show, SCU defeated Strong Hearts in an exciting opener. Couldn’t ask for a better opener. 7:30 p.m.: Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of All Elite Wrestling’s Fyter Fest. We have an exciting night of wrestling action ahead, so grab the refreshments, kick back and relax as SN takes you on the journey of AEW’s second event.AEW Fyter Fest cardKenny Omega and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) vs. Lucha Brothers (Pentagón Jr. and Rey Fénix) and Laredo KidJon Moxley vs. Joey Janela in a non-sanctioned matchCody vs. Darby AllinAdam Page vs. Jimmy Havoc vs. Jungle Boy vs. MJFChristopher Daniels vs. CimaYuka Sakazaki vs. Riho vs. Nyla RoseBest Friends (Trent Barreta and Chuck Taylor) vs. SoCal Uncensored (Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian) vs. Private Party (Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen) (pre-show)Michael Nakazawa vs. Alex Jebailey in a hardcore match (pre-show)Allie vs. Leva Bates (with Peter Avalon) (pre-show)last_img read more

Felicity Huffman released from prison after 11 days

first_imgDesperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman is officially out of prison.The 56-year-old was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, after serving her 14-day sentence, which began on Oct. 15.Huffman was supposed to be released from the low-security prison on Sunday, which would have been the 13th day of her sentence.However, she was released on Friday, her 11th day behind bars, per prison policy for inmates who are scheduled to be released on weekend days, according to reports.Huffman will reportedly be placed on supervised release for a year.She plead guilty in May of this year for her role in the college admission scandal.Related content:Felicity Huffman gets 14-day sentence for cheating scandal Actress Lori Loughlin opted to plead not guilty in connection to the cheating scandal and is now facing additional charges that could land her in jail for a maximum of 50 years.last_img read more

Reports: Broward Hospital Patient was Tested for Coronavirus

first_imgA possible case of coronavirus here in South Florida recently affected emergency operations at a hospital, according to reports.Workers at Memorial Regional Hospital in Broward allegedly told at least one fire-rescue department not to bring anyone to their emergency room.Dr. Bindu Mayi, an infectious disease specialist and professor of microbiology at Nova Southeastern University, says she had heard about the potential Hollywood case from medical colleagues.“If there is a local case, it is something we [the public] should all be made aware of,” Mayi says. “The absence of information becomes conjecture and that’s a dicey thing. If there is a local case, people who are immune-suppressed may need to be more discerning about not being in large crowds or gathering where don’t know who has been exposed to what.”Memorial Regional Hospital officials would not comment on the status of the woman who arrived last Friday afternoon in their emergency room. Hospital spokeswoman Kerting Baldwin explains, “There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus at Memorial.”Hollywood Fire Rescue was informed of the situation in the emergency room. “At one point we offered to wear masks, but that was overkill because the patient suspected of coronavirus was already in isolation,” says Patrick Moore, division chief of operations at Hollywood Fire Rescue.Amanda Conwell, a spokesperson for the Pembroke Pines Police Department, says her staff was told for a brief time Friday evening not to transport anyone to Memorial until a proper quarantine was established. She adds that the action was based on information they had and did not indicate that there was a confirmed case within the county.Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Health will not comment on the possible case.State health officials explain they are concerned about creating panic or compromising patient privacy by disclosing too much information. They may use their website to inform the public about pending cases and results.“We’ve kicked it around and bounced it off leadership and we hope to have something soon,” says Brad Dalton, a spokesman for the Florida Department of Health. “You don’t want to scare people, and you want to make sure when information gets out there it’s what does the public the most good.”The number of confirmed cases in the U.S. stood at 12 on Wednesday.Tests were pending on 76 possible coronavirus cases across the country as of Wednesday. The CDC does not indicate where in the United States those tests have been conducted, although at least some of them have come from Florida.A week ago, Gov. Ron DeSantis said during a visit to Boca Raton that all tests for coronavirus in our state were sent to the CDC in Atlanta and had come back negative.South Florida hospitals say that staff from the health department have met with them in order to ensure they are properly screening and preparing for a possible coronavirus case here.Local doctors also believe it is only a matter of time before coronavirus reaches Florida.“We know we are at high risk with international travelers coming to our area,” says Dr. Ivan Gonzalez, a pediatric infectious disease doctor at Jackson Memorial and UM Health. “A lot of this is going to rely on self-reporting — awareness and education are key.”A quarantine station at Miami International Airport that is staffed by the CDC is screening international passengers flying into the region.Florida’s Department of Health says it is unclear when and where tests kits will be widely available in Florida.The virus originated in Wuhan, China. It has spread to 28 countries. There are more than 24,000 confirmed cases in China alone.Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared coronavirus a public health emergency, imposing a mandatory quarantine for any citizen who had traveled to China’s Hubei province during the previous two weeks.In addition, planes carrying U.S. citizens who have recently been in China are only allowed to land at one of 11 designated airports, none of which are in Florida. As of Wednesday, more than 500 people have died as a result of the virus.last_img read more

Parents charged with child neglect after leaving 4-month-old alone

first_imgOfficials in Fort Meyers have charged a couple who reportedly left their 4-month-old child in a parked car while they shopped.The incident occurred at the Sam’s Club Plaza at 5100 South Cleveland Avenue Thursday morning.Authorities say they received a call from a concerned citizen about an infant who had been left alone in a vehicle while her parents shopped in the Dollar Store.Officials were able to free the child from the car and have since turned her over to the Department of Children and Families.The infants parents, however, have been charged with child neglect.last_img read more

Reaching Out to the Homeless

first_imgRED BANK – At times, some of the homeless people in theTwo River area camp out in empty buildings, bus stop shelters or underneath therailway bridge over the Navesink. Homeless Connect Incold winter months they might pass the night sitting in emergency rooms andpolice station lobbies. During times of severe weather, when a Code Blue alertis declared by the county Office of Emergency Management, they now have theoption of sleeping in a warming center in either Red Bank or Asbury Park. Thecounty’s Homeless Connect event is timed to complement the national 2019 Point-In-Timesurvey, a census of all persons in sheltering programs (emergency shelter,transitional housing and safe haven programs), as well as the unshelteredpopulation identified on the night of the count. Warming Centers Othersites included St. Mark’s Soup Kitchen in Keansburg, Jersey Shore RescueMission in Asbury Park and New Beginnings Agape Christian Center in Freehold. Thewarming center is currently only open to men. Homeless women seeking shelterfrom the cold are offered transportation to a facility in Asbury Park. Wheninside, guests are provided hygiene packages and can take a shower in one oftwo washing areas. They can also change out of wet clothing. Butthe Rev. Darlene Wilson, Pilgrim Baptist’s community outreach minister, hasnoticed fewer people coming to Homeless Connect. Weirsaid about 30 homeless or underprivileged adults ventured to the PilgrimBaptist Church seeking food, clothing and various services like free healthscreenings and employment assistance. Later that afternoon, even more stopped in. “Wehad a lot less people join us today than in previous years,” said Wilson. “In aperfect world, if we saw nobody walk through these doors it would be awonderful thing, because it would mean there are no homeless people. But on theother hand, given the state the country is in right now, it pains my heart toeven think it’s a possibility that someone may be scared to come through thesedoors.” center_img Accordingto the Jan. 23, 2018 count, a total of 228 households, including 335 individuals,were experiencing homelessness in Monmouth County on that day. She believes some members of the at-risk population had sent friends or family in their place to collect donated goods. “Imet a man today who came in for some warm clothes and blankets. When I askedwhere he was staying, he told me he had a sleeping bag that he sets up in acemetery nearby,” said Kathleen Weir, the director of Monmouth County Divisionof Social Services. “These people are out there living among us and they needour help.” OnWednesday, Jan. 23, Weir and others were trying to meet, document and helphomeless people at the annual Project Homeless Connect event at Pilgrim BaptistChurch on Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank. NJ Counts!Point-In-Time Survey InNovember, Monmouth County established a new warming center next door to PilgrimBaptist Church at 172 Shrewsbury Ave., in partnership with JBJ Soul Kitchen,Lunch Break and with support from the county’s Dept. of Human Services duringincidences of severe cold weather, also known as “Code Blue” events. This hasallowed social services to connect better with people experiencinghomelessness, and will affect future counts. Onhand to provide care and information were representatives from the MentalHealth Association, Red Bank Resource Network, Monmouth Cares, Monmouth CountyDivision of Social Services, the County Office of Aging, the County Division ofVeterans and Disabilities Services, the Visiting Nurse Association and LunchBreak. The2018 totals showed an increase over 2017. In that survey, 184 households and299 individuals were experiencing homelessness. “Ourunderprivileged people may not be coming out to this event like they used to,but when I see nine people coming to the warming center last night, you knowthese people are out there. That’s just nine men. How many more do we not evenknow about? It’s our mission to reach them. And if this event doesn’t work,we’ll find another way.”last_img read more

Kootenays shutout at B.C. Interior Men’s Curling Championships

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsVernon will have some strong representation at the upcoming B.C. Men’s Curling Championship after the Aron Herick and Darin Heath rinks of the Central Okanagan City qualified for the provincial tournament followings wins at the Men’s Interior playdowns Sunday in Kamloops.Herick, third Tobin Senum, second Marc Fillion and lead Jason Wizniak defeated Brent Yamada of the host club 10-7 in the A final to claim the top berth.Meanwhile, Heath doubled former Canadian champ Rick Folk of Kelowna 8-4 to claim the second berth.The Myron Nichol rink, curling out of the Nelson Curling Club, lost three straight to Josh Firman of Creston 10-6, John Pierce of Smithers 11-3 and Folk 6-5.The Nichol rink includes Garry Beaudry, Stew Higgins and Rob Babiarz. Tom Buchy of Kimberley finished with a 3-2 record. Buchy lost to Heath 9-7 in the B semi final.The Rob Ferguson rink of Trail, finishing with a 2-2 record, was also knocked out of the running by Rick Folk 8-1.Defending West Kootenay champ, Fred Thomson rink of Nelson, did not enter the Interior tournament after some of the members of the rink were unable to attend.The rink includes Nelson’s Barry Marsh, Don Freschi of Trail and Rob Nobert of Castlegar.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more