Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box.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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News HerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Community News As homelessness continues to grow insidiously through Americaâ€™s cities, the Real Change Movement, an initiative that helps provide homes for the homeless through small change and credit card donations, launched its first donation meter in Pasadena on Wednesday, August 13.Dance students from Pasadena City College collaborated with the City of Pasadena and the Flintridge Center to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the campaign.The video is designed to raise public awareness and to encourage donations for the orange-colored meters that will be located throughout the city. PCC dance instructor Roberta Shaw choreographed the dance that featured dancers Ashley Alcuna, Cheryl Banks-Smith, Tetra Balestri, Rebecca Espinoza, Jessica Figueroa, Stephanie Hurtado, Donna Milton, Jesus Mora, Breeshae Morgan, Alan Perez, Edwin Rena, Johan Sangalang, David Saldana, Andrew Sabino, and Bernadette Sebastian.â€œIt was important for PCC to be a part of such an important project. The residents of Pasadena are very compassionate and giving people, and this campaign affords them an opportunity to provide support to the homeless community,â€ said Dr. Robert Miller, Assistant Superintendent/Senior Vice President for PCC.The Real Change Movement is a three-pronged campaign comprised of public outreach and education, the installation of re-purposed parking meters for donations, and the redirecting of funds from panhandlers to homeless service providers. â€œThere are â€˜real changesâ€™ in Pasadena already, from nonprofits and homeless service providers to the city itself, but they need more people, more businesses and more individuals to be a part of this to end homelessness in Pasadena. This project is a step in creating that,â€ said William Huang, the Director of Housing for the City of Pasadena.Plans are currently underway for a Real Change Movement meter to be placed on the campus of PCC. The video is at http://youtu.be/lW56AvAqQXI.More information is available at www.realchangemovement.org. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Education â€˜Changingâ€™ Homelessness PCC students and Real Change Movement create campaign PSA to fight homelessness From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, August 18, 2014 | 2:58 pm
faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News 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. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena The US could become the new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic due to a “very large acceleration” in infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.Nearly 50,000 people in the US were infected with the highly contagious as of Tuesday morning. According to WHO, 40 percent of the new reported cases over last 24 hours emanated from the United States. The other 45 percent came from Europe.Only China and Italy have had more people infected with the virus than the US.Globally at least 407,000 people have been infected with the virus.Locally there are six cases in Pasadena and five cases in nearby Altadena. South Pasadena and Arcadia each have three cases.“We are now seeing a very large acceleration in cases in the US,” said Margaret Harris. “So it does have that potential. We cannot say that is the case yet but it does have that potential.”“…They (the United States) have a very large outbreak and an outbreak that is increasing in intensity,” Harris added.Overall, the global outbreak is accelerating very rapidly and Harris expects large increases in case numbers.Up until now, Europe has been the center of transmission with Italy the most badly-hit country with the world’s highest number of deaths, although fatalities have begun slowing there. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Subscribe Community News Uncategorized US Could be New Epicenter of COVID-19 Pandemic 40 percent of all new cases in last 24 hours in America By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 6:00 am Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News
Print NewsHealthDutch authorities to investigate Limerick woman’s deathBy Bernie English – August 3, 2019 1598 Linkedin Twitter The late Adrienne CullenThe Dutch Health Inspectorate confirmed this week that it is to open a “further investigation” into the case of Adrienne Cullen, the 58-year-old Limerick woman who died of cervical cancer last New Year’s Eve as a result of medical negligence by a university hospital in the Netherlands.Ms Cullen, who got the highest ever award for pain and suffering in a Dutch medical negligence case after she developed terminal cancer because of a missing test diagnosis, wanted greater transparency in the testing regime and called at the time of her half a million euro award for gagging clauses to be outlawed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In a letter to Ms Cullen’s widower, Peter Cluskey, the inspectorate said the decision had been taken at a meeting of its own experts on July 23 “to further investigate this case”.It said the investigation would begin immediately and continue through August and September.The decision has been taken on foot of the inspectorate’s assessment of an internal report by the hospital, UMC (University Medical Centre) Utrecht, in May, which showed that there had been not one but two opportunities to save Ms Cullen’s life by diagnosing what was then early-stage cancer.In one case, the results of a tissue sample were lost in 2011 before they reached her doctor. In the second case, a pathologist – and a pathology technician – misread a tissue sample that 11 of his peers in other Dutch hospitals were subsequently all able to analyse as cancerous.Mr Cluskey said he welcomed the investigation because he hoped it would have an independence that the May report – where the hospital essentially investigated itself – did not have, and could not possibly have had.“I am not alone in the view that the UMC Utrecht report was unbalanced. It was unbalanced because while the majority of the failings it uncovered were in the Pathology Department, the bulk of its focus seemed, inexplicably, to have been on what the Gynaecology Department could have done better. Ironically, Adrienne’s two doctors in gynaecology were the only ones who tried to help and support her.”And when the missing test was found, the hospital offered “no apology or explanation” for the error, Ms Cullen said at the time.She sued the hospital for medical negligence and was awarded €545,000, with €350,000 of the award listed as a settlement for pain and suffering.The 58-year-old University College Cork Sociology and Philosophy described the parallels between her own story and that of fellow Limerick women’s health campaigner Vicky Phelan as “striking and deeply disturbing”.Speaking with the Limerick Post shortly before her death and after being conferred with an honorary doctorate in laws at UCC, Ms Cullen – a former Salesians student who lived in Castletroy and later on the Ennis Road – said that she is determined to have a no-gagging clause policy enshrined in EU law.“There has to be an absolute ban in the EU on using confidentiality agreements which are gagging clauses between patients and their hospitals because they do not belong there,” she said.Ms Cullen, who was a respected journalist, said that the lack of any apology or explanation from the hospital added to her suffering.“It was the hospital that put up a wall of silence. They pulled down the shutters and tried to minimise what happened.“Myself and my husband were traumatised by that. We couldn’t believe it,” she said. WhatsApp Advertisement Email Previous articleWalking 7000 miles in the shoes of cancer patientsNext articleHeroin needles dumped in scenic spot Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Facebook
“Controlling avian influenza is an enormous challenge for the veterinary community,” Dr. Ilaria Capua, head of virology at Italy’s Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, said in a speech yesterday. “Local administrations in different parts of the world are not well prepared. The virus is changing as it moves to new ecosystems and hosts. We need money. We need resources.” Threat to humans persistsOther presentations at the conference underlined avian flu’s persistent but unpredictable threat to human health. A study of more than 900 people in four provinces of Thailand where there had been serious human cases of H5N1 flu found no mild or asymptomatic infections, according to Dr. Rapeepan Dejpichai of the Thai Ministry of Health, underlining a growing impression among some scientists that H5N1 is a difficult disease to catch. Episodes such as those are of particular concern to scientists who worry that underfunded animal-health efforts could leave humans vulnerable to a resurgence of H5N1 or another novel strain. “There is certainly variability in the response to commercial vaccines,” he said. “We are not getting very many new vaccines that are closely matched to the [wild] strains, and I think protection over time will suffer.” Vaccinating poultry and ducks to contain avian flu has been controversial. It reduces birds’ clinical symptoms, keeping them alive and preserving their economic valuethough not necessarily their utility as a trade good, because some countries refuse to import vaccinated chicken. It decreases viral shedding, slowing disease transmission, but it does not block infection entirely, potentially allowing the virus to spread silently. Despite investments by international aid agencies, the animal-health system in Africa remains so poorly funded that “we have had several experiences of samples being stuck in countries for weeks when they should have been sent to reference laboratories,” said Dr. Stella Chungong of the World Health Organization. “When you talk about capacity in Africa, you are really talking about very basic issues of specimen collection, transportation, and storage.” “Freedom from infection has not been sustained in the region,” she said. “There has been a recurrence of cases in most of the affected countries, with some countries having continuing outbreaks. The virus may be endemic in some countries.” That is also true in Europe and the Russian Federation, where “the reemergence of the virus in a number of countries does suggest we are moving toward endemicity,” even though some countries have deployed vaccinations against the disease, said Dr. Ian Brown of the British government’s Veterinary Laboratory Agency. It is not clear what is driving the slippage, Dr. David Swayne, director of the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, said in a separate session: The influence could be immunologic pressure within vaccinated poultry or the birds’ exposure to ducks that harbor other viral strains. But a study of a recent outbreak in Wales and England of H7N2 flua mild strain not thought to cause serious human diseaserevealed three people ill enough to be hospitalized and possibly 23 people who had contracted a flu-like illness, according to Dr. Jonathan Nguyen-Van-Tam of London’s Public Health Services Laboratory. Despite the apparent slowdown in human infections and deaths, H5N1 flu is continuing to evade detection and control efforts, recurring in birds in some areas that were thought clear, becoming permanently entrenched in others, and mutating in a way that renders long-used poultry vaccines less effective, according to conference presenters. Jun 21, 2007 TORONTO (CIDRAP News) Declining public interest in the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza and its pandemic potential has sparked alarm among animal-health experts, who worry that shifting priorities will derail the funding still needed to control the disease in birds. And according to papers presented at the conference, vaccination may be driving the virus’s evolution. Isolates gathered in northern Vietnam in December 2005 are not only more virulent than earlier samples, but less likely to be controlled by vaccines that once contained the virus successfully, said Dr. David Suarez of the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Athens, Ga. Bird outbreaks keep returningIn Southeast Asia, the area from which the virus began spreading in late 2003, there have been multiple H5N1 bird outbreaks just in the past month, along with Vietnam’s first human death in two years, said Dr. Watanee Kalpravidh of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. Prominent veterinary scientists attending the International Conference on Options for the Control of Influenza, a meeting of about 1,500 flu experts this week in Toronto, urged their colleagues to remember that the virus will remain a human health threat as long as it circulates in birds and mammals. “I’ve never understood why the medical community does not call for more support for the veterinary community, to say that if we could control flu in animals it would have a profound effect on controlling a possible pandemic,” said Dr. Michael Perdue of the WHO’s Global Influenza Programme. “But because it causes both animal infections and sporadic human infections, [avian flu] is not like any other disease. It has competing mandates.”
Launched in 2012, NEST now has assets of £2bn (€2.2bn) under management, but is expected to grow to become one of UK’s largest asset owners over the next few years.NEST said it was considering investing in commodities to diversify members’ portfolios, while it was looking at infrastructure investments to benefit from the illiquidity premium.The scheme also said it was considering an allocation to impact investing strategies, and was examining how the market for specific impact funds developed. In particular, it said it wanted to “find out whether they’ll give pension schemes like ours more opportunities for improving the risk and return profile of our members’ portfolios”.In addition, regarding its stewardship strategy, NEST said it had broadened the subset of companies it monitored closely to include more energy companies, tobacco companies, listed asset management companies and companies in emerging markets.The scheme said it was also researching how institutional investors that are invested in global equity index funds could manage the risks of investing in the tobacco sector. Some major asset owners, such as the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, have reported that banning equity sectors such as tobacco on ethical grounds had caused them to miss out on significant investment returns over several years.NEST has also excluded companies involved in manufacturing controversial weapons from its portfolios. The scheme said that it closely scrutinised managers’ approaches to managing ESG factors in their investment processes as part of its procurement process.“By only selecting fund managers with strong ESG credentials or those who show a strong commitment to working with us to improve their approach, we can ensure that these risks are being taken seriously across our funds,” the scheme’s report said.NEST was also actively involved in shareholder action against excessive pay, voting against executive pay proposals at Barclays and Shell. The scheme said it remained concerned about some elements of corporate pay, an issue it has been vocal about since it opened for contributions in 2013.NEST CIO Mark Fawcett said: “Executive pay can’t be set in a vacuum. If pay is disproportionate, incentives are opaque or in some cases pay policies are being structured to get around the rules, these pose clear risks to long-term investors like our members.” The UK’s leading auto-enrolment pension fund is considering investing in a range of new asset classes, including commodities, infrastructure, global credit and private debt.In its annual responsible investment report released yesterday, the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) said it was researching the environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks for these asset classes before investment.“We’re currently researching a range of new asset classes… Our goal is to improve our understanding of the types of issues prevalent in alternative asset classes such as commodities and infrastructure,” NEST said in the report.“The more investors ask questions about ESG issues in alternative areas, the more fund managers will start to identify and address them as a routine part of their investment process,” it added.
Super Rugby officials scrambled to deal with the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday, saying they were working to relocate a match in Japan and announcing sanitisation stations and temperature checks for all teams. ‘Advanced discussions’ are taking place about the Sunwolves’ match against the ACT Brumbies in Osaka on March 6 The southern hemisphere competition, featuring teams from Australia, Argentina, Japan, New Zealand, and South Africa, has so far not had to cancel any matches due to the deadly COVID-19. But SANZAAR said it was in “advanced discussions” about the Sunwolves’ game against the Brumbies on March 6 in Osaka, after the Japanese government recommended cancelling, postponing or scaling back sports events over the next fortnight. “SANZAAR is now working to determine if this match can be relocated,” the governing body said in a statement, adding that it was talking with medical chiefs from member countries about how to tackle the novel coronavirus. So far, there have been no identified cases of any players, management, match officials or family members with symptoms, including the Sunwolves, who are currently in New Zealand for Saturday’s match against the Hurricanes. “Daily review and monitoring of all participants is now in place under an agreed protocol,” SANZAAR said. Under the new regime, sanitisation stations will be set up at all team venues and players and staff will need to undergo temperature checks. Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Best Cars Of All Time8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Read Also:NBA: LeBron outguns Zion as Lakers clip Pelicans The spread of the coronavirus has led to the postponement of a host of sporting events in Japan, raising fears that the outbreak could affect the Tokyo Olympics due to begin on July 24. The outbreak is also having an impact upon the broader global sporting calendar, with the postponement of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai and Ireland’s Six Nations rugby match with Italy in Dublin on March 7. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…
Manchester City have alerted interested clubs after deciding to part ways with Matija Nastasic either on loan or permanently, reports Metro.The news will be of particular interest to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who had pinpointed the centre-back as a possible replacement for Thomas Vermaelen.Nastasic exitNastasic was something of a revelation at Manchester City after joining from Fiorentina in 2012. The 21-year-old, then 19, fitted into the set-up seamlessly as Vincent Kompany continued to struggle with injury.However, those roles were reversed last season with Kompany returning to fitness and the Serbian international spending the vast majority of the campaign on the treatment table. With doubts lingering over his long-term availability, Manuel Pellegrini is ready to cash in on him once the prospective deal for Eliaquim Mangala has been completed.Arsenal interest Wenger has been an admirer of Nastasic since his youth level days. The same report claims that Arsenal have been tracking the centre-back since he was 16-years-old and Wenger is ready to take his chance to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal set to change policy for January transfersby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal will look for short-term cover in the January transfer window, football.london reports.The Gunners had originally planned to remain inactive during the midseason window.But long-term injuries have forced them to re-think their plans.Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding are likely to miss the majority of the season, meaning Arsenal will try and find stop-gaps on the wing and centre-back.The club are still working on a deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, who will fill Welbeck’s position.It remains unclear who Arsenal will target for their defensive hole, however, a veteran is likely to be chosen so as not to disrupt the development of their current crop of centre-backs.
Southampton midfielder Lemina fed-up at Galatasarayby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Mario Lemina is fed-up at Galatasaray.Lemina is on a season-long loan in Turkey, though is frustrated with his situation.The midfielder is unhappy with the lack of action he’s seen, says Fotospor, and is considering his options.Lemina is now weighing up ending his loan in January.At St Mary’s, there’s little chance of a place being created for the player’s return. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Governor-General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has reiterated his call for more Jamaicans to provide mentorship for boys across the island.At the Jamaica Teaching Council’s Boys’ Mentorship Training Programme, which took place at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston on June 20, the Governor-General said mentorship can save the lives of many of the nation’s boys who are at-risk.He emphasised that for more at-risk lives to be saved, more Jamaicans are needed to become mentors.“I am particularly interested in mentorship, as it is something very personal to me. All my life I have been mentored, and I have been mentoring young people, whether through teaching, pastoring or administrative leadership,” the Governor-General said.He noted that the age group nine to 25 accounts for 50 per cent of the population of Jamaica, and that successive governments continue to grapple with the chronic problem of the at- risk young men, aged 16 to 25, who are unemployed and unemployable.“Although many intervention programmes have been introduced, these have only scratched the surface of how to treat with these young people. The sociologists will tell you that there is a direct link between these unattached youth and crime,” he added.The Governor-General said the Jamaica Teaching Council has set a good example by hosting the three-day Mentorship Training Programme, where educators and others who work with boys participate, with the objective of training them to better reach youth who are at-risk across the island.“I am pleased that the Jamaica Teaching Council has recognised, and is doing something tangible about improving boys’ education in Jamaica. As you build on this base, and conduct this mentorship programme, I hope that more young men will become involved and will benefit,” he said.The Governor-General had words of encouragement for the young men who were present.“Young men, you are in this mentorship programme because people care about you and want you to be the best that you can be. In spite of the challenges faced by young men your age, you also have the greatest promise and potential for Jamaica. I see here, young men who will be the leaders of tomorrow. We could have among us a Councillor, Member of Parliament, Pastor, PrimeMinister, or even a Governor-General. Your mentors want you to become good citizens, efficient professionals, caring husbands and responsible fathers,” he said. “I am particularly interested in mentorship, as it is something very personal to me. All my life I have been mentored, and I have been mentoring young people, whether through teaching, pastoring or administrative leadership,” the Governor-General said. Governor-General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has reiterated his call for more Jamaicans to provide mentorship for boys across the island. Story Highlights At the Jamaica Teaching Council’s Boys’ Mentorship Training Programme, which took place at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston on June 20, the Governor-General said mentorship can save the lives of many of the nation’s boys who are at-risk.