Pasadena Reaches Lowest Rate of Weekly COVID-19 Infections in 3 Months

first_img Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena Reaches Lowest Rate of Weekly COVID-19 Infections in 3 Months No deaths reported Monday for the first time in over a week By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, February 15, 2021 | 5:06 pm 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * With 14 new COVID-19 infections detected in Pasadena on Monday, the city saw its lowest weekly rate of infections in three months, according to city officials and data.Over the prior week, Pasadena Public Health officials documented an average of 22.7 new infections daily, representing the lowest rate recorded since Nov. 15.No additional fatalities were reported Monday for the first time since Feb. 6.Cases also continued to decline at Huntington Hospital, which reported 90 total COVID-19 patients being treated there on Monday, with 17 of them being housed in intensive care units.Average daily COVID-19 admissions at the facility had declined to 9.3, according to hospital data.Just under 23,000 Pasadenans have received their first doses of vaccine, according to city data. More than 5,500 have received both doses.Two mass vaccinations were planned this week to administer scheduled second doses only, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said. “All others will be turned away,” Derderian said.Public health officials at the Los Angeles County level reported 1,869 new infections and 29 additional fatalities.Monday’s figures raised the countywide totals to 1,168,358 known cases of COVID-19 and 10,095 deaths, according to the L.A. County Department of Public Health.The daily test positivity rate was recorded at 5.2%, down sharply from the rate of 14.3% recorded as recently as Jan. 15, according to a statement issued by the agency.County officials reported 3,092 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, with 30 percent of them being cared for in ICUs, the statement said. “Since January 15, hospitalizations are down 60%.”“While key COVID-19 indicators are declining, the virus is still very much present and circulating widely in Los Angeles County,” according to the statement. “Public health urges residents to remain cautious and implement safety precautions in their everyday life.”L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer called for continued cooperation to drive the numbers down.“On this Presidents’ Day, we remember the many hardships our country has overcome together; we are in the midst of one of these tremendous challenges. Through collaborative work and individual actions, we continue our recovery journey and end the devastating impact of COVID-19,” she said. “We urge everyone to remain vigilant and take the necessary safety precautions.”Public health officials at the state level announced 6,487 new infections and 200 additional deaths, bringing the totals to 3,406,365 documented cases of COVID-19 and 47,043 fatalities.The statewide average positivity rate over the prior week had decreased to 3.7%, according to California Department of Public Health officials. The 14-day average dropped to 4.3%, which was the lowest rate recorded since Nov. 13.As of Monday, L.A. County represented 34% of California’s total COVID-19 infections and 41% of the state’s fatalities. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img 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. More Cool Stuff Make a comment Business News 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 CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Top of the News last_img read more

Devon Centenary President receives Micklem award

first_img16 Feb 2012 Devon Centenary President receives Micklem award Philip Parker, President of the Devon County Golf Union in 2011, its centenary year, has been presented with one of the top England Golf honours – the 2012 Gerald Micklem award. He received the trophy at this week’s Annual Meeting at Woodhall Spa. The award was introduced in 1990 and is presented to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to further the interest of amateur golf in England. “It was a pleasant surprise but I’m delighted,” said Philip. “When you look at the previous recipients such as Sir Michael Bonallack, Peter McEvoy and Neil Hotchkin and John Flanders, who were instrumental in bringing the English Golf Union to its present headquarters at Woodhall Spa, I am in exalted company. “This award is not just for me but also for the county and caps off my year as centenary president of Devon.” Philip has been closely involved with amateur golf for many years. He was also Devon President from 1989 – 1991 and county treasurer from 1985 – 1988. His involvement with the English Golf Union (now England Golf) began when he became the delegate for Devon and Cornwall on the EGU’s Executive Committee. He was the committee’s chairman from 2000 – 2005 during which time he succeeded in changing the rule that saw each county represented on the committee. He is currently a member of  Woodhall Spa Land Holdings Ltd., formerly the English Golf Union Property Company. Philip is the first person from Devon to receive the Gerald Micklem Award.last_img read more

Slow start not the problem as Leafs struggle to tame Bruins

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsGo figure.For most of the season it’s like the Nelson Leafs believe game time is an hour later than posted on the schedule.Why else would the team fail to show up for the first period of a 7 p.m. game and end up on the wrong side of the score after 20 minutes?New Flash Saturday night:The Leafs reverse the trend, get a great start against the Grand Forks Border Bruins to lead 2-0 after one period and 4-0 after two.However, instead of finishing the game strong Nelson lets its foot off the gas peddle, allowing the Border Bruins to cut into the comfortable margin and send shivers up the spine of the coaching staff.This story still has a happy ending as Gavin Currie notched his second of the game to lead the Leafs to a 5-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory at the NDCC Arena.“We played really well in the first, the second was good but (in the third) we thought we’d won the game already but we were able to get that late goal to finish off the game,” said Leaf rookie winger, Patrick Martens.An unlikely hero, 16-year-old Linden Horswill gave Nelson the early lead as the local minor hockey grad, playing at the Okanagan Hockey Academy, scored his first junior goal.Marcus Dahl make it 2-0 before the period ended, combining Tyler Parfeniuk and Colton Schell for a power play marker.Currie, as he picked off a clearing pass at the Grand Forks blueline, beat Garrett Muir high over the glove with an unassisted goal. Dallon Stoddart then jammed the puck past Muir to give Nelson the commanding lead.However, in the third Joey Cormano and Artsiom Kalashnikov scored 46 seconds apart to cut the lead in half and put fear into the heads of the Leafs.“I don’t think it was any more difficult that we thought,” said Leaf coach Chris Shaw. “Grand Forks has put a pretty good team together now. They’ve acquired some pretty good players from Revelstoke and we knew they’re going to be pretty tough to play against.”Nelson finished the game ahead on the shot counter with a 27-20 advantage. Darren Hogg played well to register the win in goal. Friday, it was back to the usual trend for Nelson.Beaver Valley, or should we say, Dallas Calvin, jumped into a 3-0 lead, building the margin to 5-1 en route to a 7-4 victory in Fruitvale.It’s the third straight loss for the Leafs against the Hawks. Fact is Nelson has yet to beat the two front-runners in the Murdoch Division — Castlegar and Beaver Valley — this season.“Slowly but surely, I think the next time we get Castlegar we’re really going to give them a good go,” explained Martens, eager to see how the new-look Leafs respond after making a few changes to the roster during the past few weeks.“I think at the start of the year it was,” Martens said when asked if the Hawks and Rebels have the Leafs’ number. “But now that we’re more mature as a team, and have been able to come together as a team, I think we can pull it off and get a “W” over there.”The weekend split pulled the Leafs even at 11-11 on the season. The fourth-place Leafs trail Spokane by six points in a race for third and are 12 behind division leading Castlegar.Nelson travels to Grand Forks Thursday to play a return match against the Bruins.Saturday the Leafs host Kamloops before concluding the three-games-in-four-days weekend with an afternoon contest against Columbia Valley.BLUELINES: Linden Horswill was joined by OKA teammate John Sanders for both weekend games. . . .Nelson was missing Connor McLaughlin, who joined Trail Smokies of the BCHL for a road trip to Prince George and Quesnel. McLaughlin scored twice in Friday’s 5-3 win. . . .Also missing from the lineup due to injury was Walker Sidoni, Adrian Moyls, Raymond Reimer and Cameron Dobransky. [email protected]last_img read more

Results from a study on corn emergence and yield

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest At a recent Seed Consultants Winter Meeting, the largest Ohio-based seed company released results of their study of corn emergence and yield. Mike Earley, Director of Replicated Testing with Seed Consultants gives some details.last_img

Xbox One Photo Gallery: A Close-Up Look At Microsoft’s Shiny, Shiny Future Of Gaming

first_imgThe Xbox One may have made its photo op, but one big question remains: price. With so many advanced features on board, it’s hard to imagine that the console will be able to match the $299 bill of its predecessor’s base model. If Microsoft really wants to stave off the competition when the console becomes available—”later this year,” executives said—the Xbox One’s price tag needs to be as impressive as its spec sheet.Photos by Taylor Hatmaker for ReadWrite 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App taylor hatmaker Don Mattrick takes the stage for the biggest reveal moment of the day: the name of Microsoft’s new console.If the Today Show is any indication, the Xbox ain’t just for l33t gamers these days — it’s a console designed for the whole family.Microsoft’s new Xbox Live design takes after the successful formula of its predecessor rather than reinventing the wheel.The Xbox One’s multitasking chops on display, featuring a live Skype video chat demo.With a demo of Call of Duty: Ghosts for the Xbox One, FPS fans are in understandable throes of ecstasy today. The new shooter will take the hit franchise in a new direction, setting the player up as the underdog in a ragtag team of post-apocalyptic warriors, who are presumably ghost-like in some capacity.Since we can only assume that a handful of gamers out there won’t be so into the Today Show thing, Forza Motorsport 5 will launch with the Xbox One. Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Today in Redmond, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, its vision for the future of home entertainment. The Xbox One will expand Microsoft’s Xbox agenda well beyond gaming, blurring the boundaries of gaming and interactive TV further than ever.Let’s take a look.The Xbox One isn’t much of a departure when it comes to design — but the tech under the hood is on steroids and then some.With integrated Blu-Ray, Kinect and a whole new batch of hyper-responsive voice and gesture controls, Microsoft is angling for casual gamers and the hardcore set alike.Microsoft’s “futureproof” Xbox One features a reimagined (but not wholly reinvented) controller with developer-programmable buttons and “vibrating impulse triggers” that provide tactile feedback. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Microsoft hosted its Xbox One event in a tent at the center of at its Redmond, Washington Xbox campus. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#gaming#Microsoft#Xbox#xbox one last_img read more

Robert Redford And Meryl Streep Narrate Documentary On Environmental Movement

first_imgTHIRTEEN’s American Masters series presents the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement in A Fierce Green Fire, premiering nationally Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9-10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) in honor of Earth Day.The one-hour documentary chronicles one of the largest movements of the 20th century, and one of the keys to the 21st.Written, directed and produced by Academy Award-nominee Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties), American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire spans 50 years of grassroots and global activism from the 1960s-2009 and connects the major causes of environmentalism, from conservation to climate change. Narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende, the film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and has won acclaim worldwide.Inspired by the book of the same name by environmental journalist and film interviewee Philip Shabecoff, and informed by advisors like conservation biologist E.O. Wilson, A Fierce Green Fire unfolds in five acts, each with a central story and character, featuring vivid archival footage and new interviews that shed light on the battle for a living planet. The first four acts include success stories of people fighting for causes against enormous odds, and the fifth concludes with climate change.Act 1, narrated by Redford, focuses on the conservation movement of the 1960s, the Sierra Club and its Executive Director David Brower’s battle to halt dams in the Grand Canyon. Act 2, narrated by Judd, looks at pollution in the 1970s, spotlighting the fight led by film interviewee Lois Gibbs and other Love Canal (Niagara, N.Y.) residents to save their children from toxic waste. Act 3, narrated by Jones, features alternative ecology strands like Greenpeace and its famous campaigns to save whales and baby harp seals, including interviews with co-founders Paul Watson and Rex Weyler. Act 4, narrated by Allende, charts the rise of global resource crises in the 1980s with the struggle to save the Amazon rainforest, led by Chico Mendes and his fellow Brazilian rubber tappers, as its centerpiece. Act 5, narrated by Streep, tackles climate change and the 25-year effort to address this ongoing, global problem, featuring author/activist Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, a movement dedicated to solving the climate crisis.The film’s title is derived from pioneering ecologist Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac (1949), which describes his awakening after shooting a wolf while working as a U.S. Forest Service ranger: “We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes.”“The environmental movement is the biggest movement the world has ever seen, yet so broad and diffuse that we lack a larger sense of what it was about,” explains Kitchell. “A Fierce Green Fire is meant to take stock, explore the historical meaning, where we’ve come from and where we’re heading. A hugely ambitious undertaking, it has proved to be the greatest challenge of my career.”“A Fierce Green Fire furthers the story of the environmental movement that American Masters began exploring in 2011 with John Muir in the New World, which won an Emmy,” said Stephen Segaller, executive-in-charge of American Masters and vice president of programming for WNET. “The film is a series first because there is no ‘American Master,’ per se. Instead, we are featuring a movement made up of individuals and organizations worldwide that have left an indelible impression on America’s cultural landscape, and beyond.”Launched in 1986 by series creator Susan Lacy, American Masters has earned 26 Emmy Awards – including nine for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series since 1999 and five for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special — 12 Peabodys, an Oscar, three Grammys, two Producers Guild Awards, and many other honors.Now in its 28th season on PBS, the series is a production of THIRTEEN. WNET is the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, New York’s public television stations, and operator of NJTV. For more than 50 years, THIRTEEN has been a partner with the tri-state community, using its rich resources to inform and inspire the passionate people of New York and the world to better understand and address the issues that challenge our diverse communities.To take American Masters beyond the television broadcast and further explore the themes, stories and personalities of masters past and present, the companion website offers streaming video of select films, interviews, photos, outtakes, essays, and other resources. American Masters is also seen on the WORLD channel, a 24/7, full-service multicast channel featuring public television’s signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming, broadcast in nearly two-thirds of the United States.A Fierce Green Fire is a production of Mark Kitchell. Mark Kitchell is director, producer and writer. Marc N. Weiss is executive producer. Ken Schneider, Veronica Selver, Gary Weimberg, Jonathan Beckhardt and Robert Dalva are editors. Vicente Franco is cinematographer. Original music is by George Michalski, David Denny, Garth Stevenson, Randall Wallace and Todd Boekelheide. For American Masters: Susan Lacy is executive producer. Stephen Segaller is executive-in-charge.American Masters is made possible by the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding for American Masters is provided by Rosalind P. Walter, The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Rolf and Elizabeth Rosenthal, Jack Rudin, Vital Projects Fund, The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation, Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation, and public television viewers. Funding for A Fierce Green Fire is provided in part by Gould Family Foundation; Farvue and Wallace Genetic Foundations; Sundance Institute Documentary Program and Fund with the Wallace Global Fund; California Council for the Humanities; Rick Rosenthal & Nancy Stephens; Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation; LEF Foundation; Nu Lambda Trust; Patagonia; Josephine Merck; Joshua Mailman; David Greenberg; Fred Gellert Family Foundation; Marion Hunt; Charlie Pendergast; James Kimo Campbell; Dan Gabel; Susan Schindler; Gary Ferdman; Steven Cohen; Sam & Betty Kitchell; and Tides Foundation.last_img read more

Bank of Canada expected to raise interest rate as some trade uncertainty

first_imgOTTAWA – With some trade uncertainty now out of the way, the Bank of Canada is widely expected to hike its benchmark interest rate today for the fifth time since the summer of 2017.This morning’s policy decision will be the central bank’s first since Canada agreed with the United States and Mexico earlier this month on an updated North American free trade deal.The bank left the rate unchanged at its last policy meeting in September and senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins later said the unknown consequences of the continental trade talks — as well as the tit-for-tat tariff dispute — were front and centre in the decision.Governor Stephen Poloz’s rate announcement today will also come as the Canadian economy continues to show signs of strength and the unemployment rate remains close to a four-decade low.A hike would be Poloz’s first increase since July, when the rate rose 25 basis points to 1.5 per cent.The central bank has carefully followed a gradual, data-dependent approach to raising the rate to assess factors, including how smoothly indebted households absorb the increases.last_img read more

Magna reports Q3 profit and sales up trims forecast for full year

first_imgAURORA, Ont. – Magna International Inc. trimmed its outlook for the year in its latest earnings results but says overall volumes in the auto industry remain strong.The company’s expectations of total light vehicle production from North America have dropped by about 400,000 vehicles since the start of the year to 17 million, including 200,000 from last quarter, but are still favourable, said Vince Galifi, Magna’s chief financial officer on an earnings call Thursday.“They are healthy volume levels. Sure it’s come off a bit, but some of them are at really good levels. The macroeconomic environment in the United States is still very favourable.”The forecast for European production was lowered to 22.5 million from 22.6 million.The company is also seeing some slowing in the Chinese market, with an expected dip of about six per cent next quarter compared with last year.So far tariffs on steel and aluminum as well as on Chinese exports have not had a dramatic impact, but could get worse said company CEO Don Walker.He said his expectation would be that steel and aluminum tariffs would be gone by the end of the year but that there is much that remains unknown.“There is a lot of moving pieces here. If they remain longer, it will make more pressure to the supply chain, we’re going to have more discussions with our customers.”The company, which reports in US dollars, said tariffs cost it about US$8 million in the quarter. If tariffs remain into next year costs could go to $15 million, said Galifi.“That impact could be about $15 million a quarter, but again what happens if the tariffs go to 25 per cent, if the U.S. tariffs go away, the retaliatory tariffs go away, there’s a whole bunch of open questions at this point.”The Aurora, Ont.-based company said Thursday it earned $554 million or $1.62 per share for the quarter ended Sept. 30, up from $512 million or $1.38 per share a year ago.Revenue totalled nearly $9.62 billion, up from $8.86 billion in the same quarter last year.Magna International Inc. reported its third-quarter profit grew compared with a year ago as revenue also climbed higher, but the auto parts maker trimmed the outlook for the year.In its outlook, the company now expects total sales between $40.3 billion and $41.4 billion this year, down from between $40.3 million and $42.5 billion.Magna also lowered its profit expectations for 2018 to between $2.3 billion and $2.4 billion, compared with its earlier forecast of between $2.3 billion and $2.5 billion.Companies in this story: (TSX:MG)last_img read more

School District 60 School buses cancelled for Monday

first_imgFor updated on school buses in School District 60, you can watch their school bus status page here: https://www.prn.bc.ca/transportation/?page_id=183School District 59 has not yet announced if busses will be running in the South Peace on Monday. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 has cancelled all school buses for Monday, February 4 due to the extreme cold.An extreme cold warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace and the District has announced busses will not be running on Monday, February 4.  Schools will still be open.The temperature is expected to drop to minus 33 overnight Sunday into Monday morning with the wind chill making it feel more like minus 43.last_img read more