No COVID-19 Deaths Seen in Pasadena for 8th Straight Day

first_img Subscribe Community News No COVID-19 Deaths Seen in Pasadena for 8th Straight Day Push to vaccinate Pasadenans continues By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 4:41 pm <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>?</span>Pasadena reported no COVID-19 deaths for an eighth straight day Thursday as officials continued their efforts to get vaccine injections into as many arms as possible.With five new infections detected, new cases of the virus had not exceeded single digits for seven days, according to city data. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s overall tallies stood at 11,144 known infections and 335 fatalities.Nearly 1,000 people were vaccinated during a clinic held at Pasadena City College, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.Due to limited supply, most of the vaccinations this week and next are second doses, she said.City officials announced earlier this week that more than 51% of city residents over 16 had received at least one dose, while over 30% were fully vaccinated. The vaccines are currently only approved for patients over 16 years of age.Eligibility for vaccination was expanded to residents over 50 years old on Monday. Community Newscenter_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Top of the News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Those unable to get a vaccine through their healthcare provider or local pharmacy were invited to fill out an online inquiry form to be notified when vaccine is available through the Pasadena Public Health Department. The form can be found at cityofpasadena.net/public-health/covid-19-vaccine/#covid-19-vaccine-inquiry.In the week leading up to Wednesday, Pasadena reported an average of 4.4 new COVID-19 infections daily, records show.Huntington Hospital reported treating 18 COVID-19 patients, with a single patient being housed in an intensive care unit.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced 757 new infections and 53 deaths, raising the county’s totals to 1,220,246 cases of the virus and 23,189 fatalities.Just 650 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in the county on Wednesday, officials said. A quarter of those people were in intensive care units.With Easter fast approaching, L.A. County Director of Public Health once again implored caution on the part of the public to avoid a viral surge.“Highly contagious variants are spreading throughout the country, and we continue to have concerns about the increased risk of transmission during spring break and holiday travel and parties,” she said in a written statement.“Not only are people from different places gathering in large numbers in airports, but also at social gatherings when they are at their destination. These scenarios present the perfect opportunity for the COVID-19 virus to find new hosts and spread,” according to Ferrer.“During this critical time in our recovery journey, we have to avoid taking part in activities that are risky and must continue to protect each other by following the safety measures,” she added.State officials reported 2,234 new infections and 154 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the statewide totals to 3,570,660 infections and 58,090 fatalities.The statewide average positivity rate over the prior week crept up to 1.9%. It had been recorded at 1.6% earlier in the week.As of Thursday, L.A. County accounted for 34% of California’s COVID-19 cases and 40% of the state’s deaths.Related:Pasadena COVID Vaccinations Expand To Those 50 and Over STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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No quick solutions, says Brosnan

first_imgPrint Advertisement Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsNo quick solutions, says BrosnanBy admin – February 12, 2009 526 center_img THE Mid West region faces significant economic challenges and there will be no quick solutions, warned Denis Brosnan, chairman of the Task Force, set up by Tanaiste Mary Coughlan, at their first meeting in Limerick, this Tuesday.The Task Force was set up in the wake of the announcement of substantial jobs losses at Dell to examine and report on the policies and strategies necessary to ensure a competitive and sustainable economy in the Mid West region into the future.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The members are:* Denis Brosnan, Task Force Chairman* Martin Cronin, Chief Executive, Forfas* Roger Downer, former President of the University of Limerick* John Fitzgerald, Chairman, Limerick Regeneration Boards* John Herlihy, VP Onlines Sales and Operation, Google* Anita Higgins, General Manager, Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort* Kay McGuinness, Chairperson, Shannon Foynes Port Company* Brian O’Connell, Chairman, Atlantic Way* Ken Sullivan, General Manager, Element Six* Vincent Cunnane, Task Force Chief Executive, and Chief Executive,  Shannon DevelopmentSpeaking after the first meeting Mr Brosnan said: “The Tanaiste has asked us to take an in-depth look at all factors impacting on economic development in the Mid West, and in due course to bring forward proposals to her and to Government on the policies and actions required to drive the Mid West economy. I look forward to working closely with my Task Force colleagues on the important task given to us”. Email Facebook Previous articleHand over idle tavern to museumNext articleLee and Power to fight in ‘Erin go brawl II’ adminlast_img read more

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Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST voice-controlled Bluetooth speaker has 360º sound

first_img– Advertisement – No matter where you are, you’ll definitely hear the Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST voice-controlled Bluetooth speaker. This speaker has 360º sound, so you can enjoy your favorite song from any angle. Moreover, this wireless speaker is pretty much built to handle any party wherever you are. What’s more, this portable speaker is waterproof and nearly indestructible. You can even submerge it in water for 90 seconds. Not that you should need to. In fact, with built-in Alexa, you can tell this voice-controlled Bluetooth speaker what to do—or ask nicely, of course. Additionally, along with all this, this waterproof speaker has 16 hours of battery life. So take it on your picnic, hike, or weekend adventure and listen to all the music you want.last_img

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Calling all actors and actresses

first_imgBatesville, IN—The BAAC announces a theatre experience this fall.   The show, “Things My Mother Taught Me”, is about Olivia and Gabe (both late 20’s) moving into their first apartment together.  They’ve just packed all their belongings and driven halfway across the country to start a new life in Chicago.  Moving day doesn’t go exactly as they planned, especially when both sets of parents (50-60) show up to “help”.  Can a two bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry, and wisdom that’s about to happen?……Auditions for the fall play are set for July 15 and 17, 7-9PM with a possible call back date of July 20, 9-noon in the Meyers building.  Plan to spend about an hour.  No need to prepare, you will do a reading from the script.  Call Regina Siefert for more details and to schedule your audition time.  812-212-0789last_img read more

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What we learned in the Warriors’ win over the Grizzlies

first_imgThe third is still the Warriors’ quarterIt was a formula that was tried and true last season — the Warriors, bored and/or complacent with their supremacy, would mess around for the first two quarters of a game and head into the locker room … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceThe Warriors have now won eight-straight games, following a 117-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies Monday in Oakland.Here’s what we learned in the contest:last_img

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Millwork Plant Shows Some Sustainable Stuff

first_imgAs I write this, I am sitting on a tour bus heading back to Atlanta after a short trip to the Koetter Woodworking facility in southern Indiana. Its local distribution outlet, InsiDesign, regularly brings a group of designers, architects, builders—and now, consultants—up for a few days of education, sales, networking, and copious amounts of food and drink each evening. Sort of a cross between the Marvin Windows factory tour and Building Science Summer Camp, it has been an enjoyable and informative few days and, based on what other repeat attendees have told me, a good source for future business. Being the only green building zealot on the trip has provided me with plenty of opportunity to mouth off about sustainability, building certification, designing green from the start, and other subjects, including several chances to try to dispel myths about the high cost and complexity of green building.We are familyKoetter is a family-owned millwork business that is one of the larger producers of hardwood trim in the country. The founder, Tom Koetter, has been involved in sustainable forestry for many years, and although the company timber holdings are a modest 6,000 or so acres, he is a proponent of sensible forestry, having built an enormous educational center at his facility to teach people about the subject.The highlight of the trip was a tour of the plant, where we saw the sorting and stacking equipment, kilns, rough lumber storage warehouses, finger-joining operation, molding shop, door assembly process, and distribution facility. Similar to other window and mill shops I have seen, Koetter’s operations are about as clean and organized as you would expect from this type of manufacturing plant. Fortunately, Koetter was less protective of its methods than other facilities I have visited, so I was able to take photographs of everything to share on this post.Low-key sustainabilityBefore and after the tour, we learned about company history and core principles, and I was struck by the fact that although Koetter runs a fairly sustainable operation, it’s not a major component of company marketing. Koetter can provide FSC-certified products on request and makes very efficient use of materials; wood waste is used for heating kilns and buildings; and Koetter has a separate company that creates compost and landscape mulch from 100% recycled materials. I would venture a guess that Koetter probably runs a more sustainable operation than many companies that heavily promote their “green” credentials. Although Koetter recycles almost everything in the factory, I was disappointed by the quantity of plastics, foam, and glass that we used at meals and while traveling—and that, as far as I can tell, were all discarded. With a little effort, we could have significantly reduced the waste that the 40 or so people attending generated.What does locally sourced mean?Koetter’s location gives the company good access to much of the country, allowing customers to take advantage of “local” credits in green building programs. However, since the factory, like most these days, is located in a rural area and requires truck transportation of both raw materials in and finished materials out, a fair amount of fuel is used in the delivery process. I sometimes wonder what will happen to industry as oil becomes more expensive and scarce, and possibly even disappears entirely sometime in the future. Will we be reduced to only using products we can harvest within walking distance and haul to our job sites by hand? I suppose no one really knows what is in store, but in the meantime, Koetter looks to me like a good source of products for sustainable buildings for the foreseeable future.last_img read more

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Schoolgirl who cried over felled trees made Manipur green ambassador

first_imgThe Manipur government has appointed a nine-year-old girl as the State’s green ambassador, less than a week after a video of her crying for two trees axed for a road-widening project went viral.An order from H. Balkrisna Singh, Manipur’s Director of Information and Public Relations, on August 7 said Elangbam Valentina Devi of Hiyanglam Makha Leikai in Kakching district had been made the brand ambassador for the Chief Minister’s Green Manipur Mission and all official tree-plantation activities taken up in the State.This, the order said, was in recognition of her immense love and affection for trees and for generating mass awareness on conservation of the environment for a “period of one year from the date of issuing the order.”A Class V student of Amutombi Divine Life English School in Kakching town, about 45 km southeast of Manipur’s capital Imphal, she had planted the saplings of two Gulmohar (royal poinciana) trees by the side of a river when she was in Class I. She had been tending to the saplings, which grew up into healthy trees in about four years.On Saturday, the two trees, along with other vegetation, were axed for a project to widen a road beside the river. A videographer filmed her crying over the trees.“I saw the video of this girl crying like anything, as if someone very near to her had passed away. Her feeling for two felled trees, which we adults would probably not think much about, moved me. I asked Yengkhom Victoria, the district’s Superintendent of Police to meet her, console her and give her at least 20 saplings to plant at a suitable place,” Manipur’s Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren told The Hindu on Thursday.But he felt this was not enough.“Later, I realised there could not be a better ambassador than her for the Green Manipur Mission we had launched in June. Her passion for trees at such a young age was so infectious that I took a decision to have an order issued and hand it over through government officials to her,” he said.The order says Valentina, the daughter of Elangbam Premkumar Singh, will be part of all such advertisements and campaigns that promote an increase in Manipur’s green cover. “She will be provided honorarium at government rates, transportation facilities, food and lodging facilities at admissible rates by the sponsoring government department,” the order said.last_img read more

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Qatars Bunkering Move Short of Displaced Fujairah Demand

first_imgzoom The move to launch ship-to-ship fuel bunkering at Qatari ports may not be sufficient to fulfill the marine fuel oil demand that has been displaced from Fujairah as a result of the Qatari crisis, Platts said citing undisclosed sources.Although some sources said that bunkering at the Fujairah Offshore Anchorage Area (FOAA) was now possible for non-Qatari-flagged and/or non-Qatari-owned ships, suppliers informed they had still not started supplying bunkers to these ships that were sailing to and from Qatar, according to Platts.Earlier this week, state-owned petroleum company Qatar Petroleum launched a bunkering facility for all vessels calling Qatari ports “to ensure the continuous and reliable energy supplies.” The bunkering operations, available for all vessels lifting any Qatari seaborne imports or exports, started after meeting all international maritime and safety standards.“This temporary ship-to-ship fuel bunkering facility will meet our clients’ safety and commercial expectations, and will continue until a permanent solution is implemented,” Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the president and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, said.Qatar’s bunkering move might have a few downsides, according to Platts’ sources, including the current weather conditions with winds at around 4 knots at Doha, which could make the operations difficult, a limited storage for fuel oil, as well as the availability of bunker barges in Qatar.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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