2016年8月29日 星期一

pregnant, caffeine intake, intake center, homeless services


QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"It didn't eliminate the lack of affordable housing. It didn't eliminate poverty. It didn't eliminate domestic violence."
STEVEN BANKS, the commissioner of the New York City Department of Social Services overseeing homeless services, on a 1999 order meant to keep families with children from sleeping at an intake center in the Bronx.
A new $65.5 million homeless intake center has opened on 151st Street in the Bronx on the site of the infamous Emergency Assistance Unit, which was known for its inhumane conditions and was torn down in 2006.
At a ribbon cutting for the new facility Wednesday, Bronx City Council member Annabel Palma became emotional as she recalled how she had gone to the old facility seeking shelter 15 years ago but ended up leaving because of the conditions.  

"When people walk into a place looking for help they don't want to be dehumanized and the old building did that to people like myself and people in the community," Palma said.
The seven-story facility includes child-friendly waiting rooms, storage for personal belongings and electronic signs that keep track of who has been served. 
After the old facility was torn down, the city started conducting intake for homeless families at a nearby building on Powers Avenue. The Department of Homeless Services said that site is now being used as extra office space
Pregnancy Problems Tied to Caffeine

A new study suggests that pregnant women may want to reduce their caffeine intake or cut it out entirely.


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pregnant (FEMALE)
adjective
(of a woman and some female animals) having young developing inside the womb:
She's five and a half months pregnant.
My mother stopped smoking when she became pregnant.
He believes that men who get (= make) young girls pregnant should be severely punished.
My sister is pregnant with twins.

pregnancy 
noun [C or U]
Most women feel sick in the mornings during their first months of pregnancy.
My first pregnancy was very straightforward - there were no complications.
intake (AMOUNT)
noun [U]
the amount of a particular substance which is eaten or drunk during a particular time:
It says on the packet that four slices of this bread contains one half of your recommended daily intake of fibre.




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