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New York City expands mobile program to reach mentally ill

Health
New York City says it is expanding a program to use mobile units to reach people who are mentally illByThe Associated PressDecember 23, 2019, 9:48 PM2 min readNEW YORK -- New York City is expanding a program to use mobile units to reach hundreds of people who are mentally ill, the city announced Monday. The city said in a release that it will spend $ 9.4 million to boost its mobile mental health treatment teams, which were launched in 2016. The city said the new money will be part of a $ 21 million investment that will lead to the hiring of more social workers, housing specialists and legal assistance employees. The additional workers will be needed to process the 20% increase in mental health referrals the effort is expected to generate, the city said, adding that it will likely reach ...
Climate change: Call for ‘flexibility’ to reach consensus at talks

Climate change: Call for ‘flexibility’ to reach consensus at talks

Science
The Chilean official leading UN climate talks in Madrid has called on delegates to show flexibility, as they struggle to reach agreement on crucial measures needed to tackle climate change.The negotiations, which were scheduled to end on Friday, continued throughout Saturday and into Sunday morning. Carolina Schmidt said a deal was almost there but the outcome needed to be ambitious. The goal is a commitment to new carbon emissions cuts by the end of 2020.The European Union and small island states vulnerable to climate change are pushing for stronger commitments to cut those emissions. Some of the biggest polluters, including the United States, Brazil and India, say they see no need to change their current plans.Ms Schmidt, Chile...
Geminid meteor shower underway, set to reach climax Friday night

Geminid meteor shower underway, set to reach climax Friday night

Science
Dec. 13 (UPI) -- As the year nears its close, many people are already looking ahead to 2020, but stargazers remain focused on 2019 as one of the year's top meteor showers is about to put on a dazzling display in the night sky. "Arguably the best meteor shower of the entire year peaks on Friday night into the early hours of Saturday morning," AccuWeather astronomy blogger Dave Samuhel said. "The Geminids shower is just as or slightly more active than the Perseids meteor shower of August." This meteor shower in particular is a good one for younger children that cannot stay up late into the night. "The Geminids are unique in the fact it produces a large amount of meteors during the evening," Samuhel said. Hourly rates will gradually increase as the night transpires, with the number of Gemin...
Rangers 1-1 Young Boys: Rangers hang on to reach last 32

Rangers 1-1 Young Boys: Rangers hang on to reach last 32

Sports
Rangers survived a late own goal and nerve-ridden finale to progress to the Europa League last 32 as group runners-up after a draw with Young Boys.Steven Gerrard's men led Group G by a point before kick-off and, with Porto beating Feyenoord, needed a draw at Ibrox to guarantee qualification.They were cruising through in top spot thanks to Alfredo Morelos' first-half finish. But the hosts were left hanging on as Borna Barisic stabbed into his own net before Ryan Jack was dismissed in stoppage time. Rangers survived to secure European football beyond Christmas for the first time since 2010-11, and will be unseeded in Monday's draw.Morelos' crucial strike saw him finish as the top scorer in the ...
Davis Cup finals 2019: Great Britain beat Kazakhstan 2-1 to reach last eight

Davis Cup finals 2019: Great Britain beat Kazakhstan 2-1 to reach last eight

Sports
2019 Davis Cup FinalsVenue: Caja Magica, Madrid Dates: 18-24 NovemberCoverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra from Wednesday, 20 November; Live text coverage on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here for Live Guide.Great Britain secured their place in the knockout stage of the Davis Cup finals as Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski won their pivotal doubles match to clinch victory over Kazakhstan.Murray and Skupski, knowing Britain would be eliminated if they lost, beat Mikhail Kukushkin and Alexander Bublik 6-1 6-4 in Madrid.Britain will face Germany in the quarter-finals at 16:30 GMT on Friday. Britain finished top of Group E, with Kazakhstan going out.After being ...