As Yet Another Jameis Winston Controversy Brews He Clearly

People, the haters, want to see Jameis Winston punished. . . at all costs. If he sneezes and does not cover his mouth, those who detest the Florida State Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will scream infraction and call for a suspension.In one sense, Winston created this animus by his insistence on showing the youthful silliness of being 20. In another sense, the money-grubbing, victory-seeking adults in the NCAA, ACC and at Florida State have at least magnified his bad judgment by not sufficiently admonishing the young man.Now, whatever he does becomes grounds for punishment for those who cannot stomach the consistent drama Winston has sparked.The latest came Saturday during FSU’s 20-17 victory over Boston College, another Seminoles late-game triumph. In the third quarter, with 5:20 left in a tied game, Winston approached the line of scrimmage to initiate a play. Official Mike Webster stood between Winston and his center.To get to the line to start the play, Winston nudged Webster to the side so he could play football. The ref moved back, stumbled slightly and the play went on.After the game, screams came from all points asking why Winston was not penalized at least, suspended at worse for touching an official. Really?The bull’s eye is on the back of Winston’s jersey. The video clearly shows the referee impeding Winston’s progress. The referee was not offended, did not call a penalty and went on with the action. And yet there are cries of foul from outlets near and far.Winston said:  “He was just holding me because he said we had a substitution. It was actually a fast-tempo play, so I was trying to get up under there and let it ride.”Critics say “so what?” The rules state you cannot touch an official. The spirit of the rule is about forcefully handling an official, particularly in the anxious moments during a shoving match or melee. Winston’s act was not malicious. He was just trying to play football, which is the reason he was on the field.Others, like officiating stalwarts Dave Cutia of ESPN and Mike Pereira of Fox, said Winston should have been ejected and a 15-yard penalty should have been marked off. Seems ejection would have been a bit harsh when the referee caused the situation.The ACC ruled the contact “incidental and insignificant,” coordinator of officials Doug Rhoads said in a statement Sunday. So that should be a wrap with this situation, right?Not right.Because he is Winston and because he’s been embroiled in a sexual assault scandal, because he exited a grocery store without paying for crab legs, because he participated in a silly prank by yelling an obscenity on campus. .  . and, essentially, has not been penalized for any of these situations, some people want him sidelined for this act.If Johnny Manziel had moved a referee to get off a play, he would have been called a “gamer who was trying to do his job.”Winston shows he’s in command of the game, and he should be suspended? It’s not like he grabbed and threw the ref to the ground. He nudged him to the side so he could execute a play.But Winston’s history makes it easy for people to squawk when he’s involved in anything just a tad out of line. It would be a lot easier if Winston grew up. He doesn’t need to be punished to accomplish this. He just has to realize the outcomes of his drama could have been significantly different, and not in a good way.Realizing that would inspire him to grow up and do what’s right. For some, that would be a good thing. For others, it will not be enough. read more

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San Diego homeless count decreases

first_imgSan Diego homeless count decreases 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings“Homelessness is a complex issue but efforts to collect information directly from San Diegans experiencing homelessness will provide the precise, actionable information needed to better set polices, direct funding, and inform the public,” said task force CEO Tamera Kohler.The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that cities receiving federal funding to combat homelessness complete the Point-In-Time Count each year. The county received roughly $20 million in federal funding as a result of last year’s survey.The task force collected data for the latest count, known locally as the WeAllCount survey, during the early morning hours of Jan. 25. For this year’s survey, the task force’s more than 1,5000 volunteers used a new methodology to ensure a count that’s as accurate as possible. Volunteers not only counted homeless residents throughout the county, but also interviewed them on-site to gauge their needs and priorities, allowing county and local homeless advocacy groups to better assist homeless residents.Volunteers also changed how they counted residents living in vehicles or temporary shelters such as tents. In previous years, surveyors multiplied each observed vehicle or shelter by two to estimate the number of residents living in their cars or a makeshift shelter.For this year’s count, the task force counted each resident who was engaged or visibly seen by surveyors regardless of the type of shelter they lived in. Homeless residents who were observed living in vehicles or tents or on sidewalks and park benches were designated unsheltered for the purposes of the survey.“The improved methods used focus on direct, consistent engagement with homeless San Diegans and align us with nationally recognized best-practices,” said San Diego City Councilman Chris Ward, who chairs the task force. “This improved outreach methodology sets the tone for formalizing and standardizing a qualified outreach protocol for use throughout the county.”The bulk of the county’s homeless population, 5,082 residents, live in the city of San Diego, according to the survey. More than 1,000 homeless residents live in east county cities like El Cajon, La Mesa and Santee while several hundred each live in south county, the coastal areas of north county and the inland sections of north county.In all areas surveyed, unsheltered residents outnumbered sheltered homeless residents. One-tenth of survey participants are veterans, according to the task force, while 62 percent of sheltered residents and 73 percent of unsheltered homeless residents are men.“As we look beyond the numbers, we know that each person experiencing homelessness has a unique story and needs a unique combination of housing and services in order to achieve stability,” said Deacon Jim Vargas, president and CEO of Father Joe’s Villages and the task force’s secretary. “A comprehensive plan that spans the region will be necessary to effectively and efficiently deploy adequate resources.” 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego County’s homeless population remains above 8,000 but is down roughly 11 percent from 2017, according to the results of the latest count released today by the San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless.The task force’s 2019 Point-In-Time Count survey put that the county’s homeless population total at 8,102, down from both last year’s observed total of 8,576 and the 2017 total of 9,116.The total of sheltered homeless residents remained fairly stagnant at 3,626, while the county’s population of unsheltered residents fell from 4,990 last year to 4,476 this year. According to task force data, 78 percent of those surveyed said they first became homeless in San Diego.Councilmember Chris Ward joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss the point in time count for homeless. Posted: April 29, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 29, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 7:25 AMlast_img read more

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