Some shelters shutter to protect homeless, staff
For years, the Harbor House shelter had a routine for feeding and sheltering the hundreds of homeless people in Thousand Oaks, Calif., many of them elderly. Each evening, one of a dozen local churches, temples and mosques would host a dinner, and afterward, lay out beds for their guests to have a safe place to sleep.COVID-19 has turned that routine upside down.The host places of worship were worried about safety, especially since many of their volunteers also are elderly. All the houses of worship shuttered entirely, and with that, the dinner and bed routine was over. It wasn’t safe for either...
Have Raiders closed up shop in Alameda early?
Have the Raiders closed up shop in Alameda for good?Their facility at 1220 Harbor Bay Parkway in Alameda, adjacent to the Oakland International Airport, has been closed since March 24 by NFL decree with minimal activity other than players rehabbing injuries with training staff, security and IT personnel.The Raiders learned Monday what had been expected within the last week — the NFL Draft April 23-25 will be done remotely. Coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock will run the draft from their respective homes, and all input from coaches and the personnel department will be done with te...
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Medicaid en el “ojo de la tormenta” por nuevos desempleados que buscan cobertura
Con más desempleados aplicando para seguro médico, Medicaid podría colapsarA medida que el coronavirus agita la economía y deja a millones de estadounidenses sin trabajo, Medicaid surge como el plan de salud obvio para muchos de los nuevos desempleados. Eso podría generar tensiones sin precedentes en este vital programa, según funcionarios estatales y analistas.A los estadounidenses se los insta a quedarse en casa y a practicar el “distanciamiento social” para evitar la propagación del virus, lo que hace que las empresas cierren sus puertas y despidan a sus trabajadores.El Departamento de Trab...
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Sideline Chatter: And he insisted on running the four-corners offense to finish every win
Dr. J, meet Dr. A.Anthony Fauci, the immunologist and national point man against the COVID-19 pandemic, was once the point guard and team captain for the Regis High School basketball team in Manhattan, Class of 1958.Quickie retro scouting report: liked to spread the court, run isolation plays; most effective from distance; played lockdown defense.———Headlines gone viral— At TheOnion.com: “Kawhi Leonard misses second consecutive family game night, citing load management.”— At Fark.com: “Wimbledon has officially been canceled. This is not a repeat from 1945.”———20/21 visionThe Tokyo Olympics hav...
The Seattle Times
Derrick Jones Jr. takes down Kevin Durant in No. 16-No. 1 upset in NBA2K
MIAMI — If this was the NCAA Tournament, Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. would stand as the ultimate underdog story.But it isn’t. It isn’t even real. But it’s also about all we have at the moment.So there was Jones on Friday night, featured in ESPN’s first broadcast of the “NBA 2K Players Tournament,” playing as the No. 16 seed in the field, knocking off No. 1 seed Kevin Durant, 78-62.While the seedings for the NBA 2K20 gameplay tournament were determined by ratings based on actual on-court abilities, Jones got the better of Durant on the sticks in the single-elimination game.Jones chose ...
Detroit doctor's ventilator idea is getting global attention
DETROIT — A Detroit emergency physician’s 15-year-old idea — rigging one ventilator to assist two or more patients — is gaining global attention, as the novel coronavirus pandemic causes skyrocketing hospitalization rates and doctors face a critical shortage of the life-saving breathing machines.Dr. Charlene Irvin Babcock, an emergency physician at Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit, wrote a research paper with Dr. Greg Neyman in 2006, explaining that adaptations including T- or Y-shaped splitters on air flow tubes could allow a single ventilator to serve two people, four or even more.“It ...
Detroit Free Press
Medicaid Nearing ‘Eye Of The Storm’ As Newly Unemployed Look For Coverage
As the coronavirus roils the economy and throws millions of Americans out of work, Medicaid is emerging as a default insurance plan for many of the newly unemployed. That could produce unprecedented strains on the vital health insurance program, according to state officials and policy researchers.Americans are being urged to stay home and practice “social distancing” to prevent the spread of the virus, causing businesses to shutter their doors and lay off workers. The Labor Department reported Thursday that more than 6.6 millionpeople signed up for unemployment insurance during the week that e...
Kaiser Health News
Andy Reid working from his basement? How the Chiefs are operating during COVID-19
The sixth-winningest coach in NFL history is sitting at his desk, with a large computer monitor, a laptop and an iPad stationed on a brown antique coffee table his wife provided.Chiefs coach Andy Reid has the essentials nearby — sticky notes, Extra chewing gum and hand sanitizer. He’s in a rolling office chair, though this room is nothing like an office in the traditional sense.It’s his basement.Amid a coronavirus pandemic that has prevented NFL teams from accessing their facilities, the blueprint for a Super Bowl championship defense is being outlined here, on the bottom floor of Reid’s home ...
The Kansas City Star
2020 NFL mock draft: Four-round projections
Every mock draft since December has essentially had quarterback Joe Burrow and edge rusher Chase Young locked in as the first two picks.I figured I’d mix it up in honor of April Fools’ Day, especially since the next three weeks it’s go time.This version will be the last one of the season to feature what I believe should happen (spoiler alert: the Bengals pass on Burrow). From here on out, it’s all about what I believe will happen.Please accept this alternative mix as a weekly distraction from the crazy world we inhabit.———THE PREAMBLEThe NFL draft has become a nice appetizer before our main co...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Michael Buble postpones more tour dates due to coronavirus crisis
Michael Buble has postponed several dates on his upcoming tour due to concerns over the coronavirus.The shows are expected to be rescheduled.“The safety of my fans and my touring family is more important than anything and of course takes priority. I pray that everyone remains safe and I look forward to seeing you back on the road for a great night out once we are advised that our shows can continue. Stay well everyone,” Bublé said in a news release.“Hold on to your tickets and they will be honored for the rescheduled dates that we will be revealing once they are confirmed,” said Don Fox, the t...
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