Shape the Future for Sierra Madre Seniors and Help Update the Senior Master Plan

first_imgHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty 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CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment The Senior Community Commission is ready to update the Senior Master Plan, and needs everyone’s help. The Senior Master Plan, which was last updated in May of 2007, is a long-range planning document that provides a framework for addressing the needs and gaps in service for the City of Sierra Madre senior population. The Senior Community Commission is developing a subcommittee to guide the update process, and is looking for motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to join.The Senior Master Plan Update process is expected to take 18 to 24 months to complete. Participation on this Committee will require a commitment to attend regularly scheduled meetings for an approximately two-year period. There will also be occasions when committee members are expected to attend public workshops on Saturdays. Committee member responsibilities may include; determining the needs of community seniors, researching local demographics, obtaining community input, recommending programs and measures to fill unmet needs, and other items as needed.One doesn’t need to be a senior in order to participate in this committee! Individuals interested in serving on the subcommittee should contact Recreation Supervisor Kyle Schnurr no later than Monday, October 28th by phone at (626) 355-7394 or email at [email protected] The Senior Community Commission will review all applications received and make appointments to the SMPC. More Cool Stuff Community News Neighborhood News Shape the Future for Sierra Madre Seniors and Help Update the Senior Master Plan From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | 2:04 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News center_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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Community News Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

AP analysis: Federal executions likely a COVID superspreader

first_img AP analysis: Federal executions likely a COVID superspreader Local NewsUS News Pinterest Twitter TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 5, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Previous articleICC clears way for war crimes probe of Israeli actionsNext articleCoronavirus cases drop at US homes for elderly and infirm Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Dia Del Niño

first_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Univision 18 has scheduled Dia Del Niño, a free children’s day event, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Floyd Gwin Park, 1015 N. County Road West. The event will include food, bike giveaways, a play station console giveaway and more. Twitter Facebook Previous article041919_OHS_Permian_14Next article042019_BlackMagicAdvance Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Dia Del Niño Pinterest Pinterest Local News Twitterlast_img read more

House Subcommittee to Examine New Allegations of Discrimination and Retaliation at CFPB

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / House Subcommittee to Examine New Allegations of Discrimination and Retaliation at CFPB Share Save Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau House Financial Services Committee Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Representative Sean Duffy Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newscenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau House Financial Services Committee Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Representative Sean Duffy 2015-06-22 Brian Honea June 22, 2015 1,447 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Agency First-Time Buyer Risk Index Reaches Series High Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 6/23/2015 The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing this week as part of a continued investigation of allegations that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) discriminated against employees and subsequently retaliated against the whistleblowers, according to an announcement on the House Financial Services Committee website.The one-panel hearing, titled “Examining Continuing Allegations of Discrimination and Retaliation at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” will take place on Thursday, June 25, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Witnesses scheduled to testify are Robert Cauldwell, President of the National Treasury Employees Union Chapter 335 and Examiner at the CFPB, and Florine Williams, Senior Equal Employment Specialist in the CFPB’s Office of Civil Rights (the unit that handles the Bureau’s Equal Employment Opportunity complaint process).The hearing will examine new evidence that has surfaced in the last year since allegations of discrimination and retaliation on the part of the CFPB against its employees first came to light in three Subcommittee hearings. Cauldwell will testify about such incidents in the CFPB that he has observed that are alleged by members of his union chapter, and Williams is scheduled to testify on alleged mismanagement in the CFPB’s Office of Civil Rights as well as instances of discrimination and retaliation she has observed.The Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee is Sean Duffy (R-Wisconsin), who has been at the forefront of legislative efforts to reform the CFPB. In March, Duffy introduced a comprehensive package to reform the Bureau, which included proposals to replace the Bureau’s director, Richard Cordray, with a bipartisan five-member board; and a proposal to make the Bureau subject to the regular Congressional appropriations process.One of Duffy’s bills, the Bureau Advisory Commission Transparency Act, passed in the House in April by a vote of 401 to 2. The bill calls for each advisory committee and subcommittee of the CFPB to be subject to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, making the proceedings of those committees open to the public. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago House Subcommittee to Examine New Allegations of Discrimination and Retaliation at CFPBlast_img read more

Councillor launches attack on County Manager

first_img Councillor launches attack on County Manager Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – December 17, 2009 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Cllr McGowenA Donegal County Councillor has launched a scathing attack on the County Manager claiming his commitment to the county centres purely on Letterkenny.Stranorlar Councillor Patrick McGowen, who has long claimed his area is the poor cousin of Letterkenny, has gone further this time questioning if the county manager has any interest in the rest of the county.Councillor McGowen made his comments after he proposed a motion calling for greater input from the public, An Taisce and other relevant groups in drawing up a development strategy for Donegal.He says however that clearly the whole county is not a priority for some:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/mcgr830.mp3[/podcast] News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleStrabane/Derry have highest rate of unemployementNext articleHealth Minister meets Senator Keaveney on infant post mortem issue News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

SC Asks ICMR To Consider Issues Raised Over Use Of ‘Hydroxychloroquine’ & ‘Azithromycin’ For COVID-19 Treatment [Read Order]

Top StoriesSC Asks ICMR To Consider Issues Raised Over Use Of ‘Hydroxychloroquine’ & ‘Azithromycin’ For COVID-19 Treatment [Read Order] Radhika Roy29 April 2020 11:48 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court directed ICMR to consider the issues raised in a petition seeking for immediate change in the treatment guidelines of patients in order to prevent injury and death of COVID-19 patients treated with Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin.The PIL filed by the organization People for Better Treatment (PBT) sought for changes in the treatment guidelines and expressed concerns…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court directed ICMR to consider the issues raised in a petition seeking for immediate change in the treatment guidelines of patients in order to prevent injury and death of COVID-19 patients treated with Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin.The PIL filed by the organization People for Better Treatment (PBT) sought for changes in the treatment guidelines and expressed concerns against the widespread use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and Azithromycin (AZM) in COVID-19 patients. Dr. Kunal Saha, President of PBT, personally appeared in the matter from USA to explain and answer relevant medical questions as a physician-scientist. The plea asserted that the drugs being used to treat COVID-19 patients were based primarily on anecdotal evidence and not on direct scientific data due to very little research on the new strain of Coronavirus.”Needless to say that when treating the vulnerable patients with a new and unproven drug for its off-label use, doctors should be extra vigilant about its potential harmful adverse effects on COVID-19 patients”. A Bench comprising of Justices NV Ramana, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and BR Gavai heard the matter. Dr. Saha, appearing from the US, informed the Bench that he was not challenging the treatment per se. However, Justice Ramana by placed the responsibility of choosing the right treatment on the doctors.”Now there is no medicine, so they are trying different ways. If a particular treatment has to be given or is to be followed, it has to be decided by the doctors”. Dr. Saha countered the statement by stating that the petition did not aver whether the treatment was correct or incorrect – “We are saying that precautions must be taken. People are dying of side effects”. He continued his submission, “There should be an informed consent. Patient has a right to know if there is a risk involved. The doctor should explain to the patient about the risks involved and if the patient is willing to take the risk”. Dr. Saha also submitted that the American Heart Institute had issued serious warnings on the same.The Bench, however, was not inclined to entertain the matter due to lack of expertise in the field – “Can a court direct anyone to use a specific treatment? Are we experts?”On the basis of the same, the Bench refused to intervene in the petition and directed Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta to peruse the petition and forward it as representation to ICMR. “Petition has been filed by NGO and seeks immediate change of treatment guidelines for treatment of patients in serious condition due to COVID-19. This is between them and we are not going to give such directions. We ask the SG to provide this material to the ICMR. ICMR should consider the issue”. With the aforementioned direction, the petition was disposed of.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story read more

Donegal identified as Covid hotspot

first_img Google+ Twitter Donegal has been identified as one of three Covid hotspots in the country.The county continues to hold the highest 14 day incidence rate of the virus in Ireland at 288.3 cases per 100,000 people.Tests carried out at the walk in test centre in Letterkenny which opened on Saturday has returned one of the highest positivity rates in the country at 9.4%.Dr Anthony Breslin,Director of Public Health with HSE North West anticipates a continuation of high Covid case numbers in Donegal over the coming days.He’s warning that we need to tread carefully:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/breslin1pm-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp By News Highland – April 27, 2021 Facebook Donegal identified as Covid hotspot Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleEoghan Murphy has resigned as a TDNext articleInvestigation continuing into dangerous driving incident in Muff News Highland Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Gardai warn of phone scam doing the rounds in Donegal

first_img By News Highland – May 14, 2019 Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Previous articlePeople encouraged to have their say on A5 redevelopmentNext articleBreaking: Details of Mica Redress released by Government News Highland Gardai warn of phone scam doing the rounds in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Pinterest Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Gardai are warning people about a phone scam doing the rounds in Donegal.The caller calls on a number beginning 051 claiming to be from the Revenue Commissioner.Garda Sean Sweeney says under no circumstances will Revenue seek personal information over the phone:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/phogfhgfhgfhgfescam5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

NYC faces dangerous task of keeping MTA running during coronavirus crisis

first_imgStarflamedia/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and MARYALICE PARKS, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Sick and dying employees, tight quarters, dirty handrails, filthy floors and the reality that many residents experiencing homelessness are seeking shelter on trains — from top to bottom the COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed New York’s public transportation system and its staff.The crisis is a cautionary tale to other cities trying to keep a workforce safe when employees interact with each other and members of the public in close proximity while providing a public service to all, even highly vulnerable populations. To date, New York City transit workers have experienced uneven exposure to the coronavirus and exceptionally high rates of COVID-19 cases and related deaths in their ranks. There have been complaints about a lack of masks and protective gear among union members. It is a heartbreaking reality and stark reminder that essential workers nationwide not only provide services for their larger communities but also often do so at great personal cost.In a workforce of around 70,000 men and women, 96 Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees have died from the virus, over 2,000 have tested positive for the virus and more than 4,000 are on home quarantine.Patrick Patoir, a father of four, worked for the MTA for 33 years and died in March from the virus. His wife told ABC News the family has had a hard time.“I lost my best friend, and I do not feel like they are doing enough,” Marcia Patoir, Patrick’s wife, told ABC News Thursday. She and her daughter described Patoir as a fisherman, a beer connoisseur and someone who loved cooking and playing with his grandchildren.They said during his last few days of work at the end of March before he got sick, employees were not provided additional protective gear nor given extra paid sick leave even though the city was already locked down. The MTA later granted additional paid sick leave, but only after Patoir died.“He was a good father. … He was a funny guy, full of life,” his daughter Nache Patoir, 34, said. “I was so sure he would get better, because he was such a strong guy. I think he felt like we all felt: that he was like Superman and he would not be impacted.”“Patrick was one of the most beautiful souls I have ever known. He was always the first to help. If you wanted something done, ask Patrick,” Local 100 Administrative Vice President Shirley Martin said in a statement issued by his union.The numbers from the public transit workforce, provide an anecdotal insight into why New York City, and other hot spots around the country, have seen such racial and ethnic disparities in cases and deaths. According to a 2016 report, 68% of the MTA workforce were racial and ethnic minorities — at least 40% were African American.“Drivers, operators, conductors — they are very much in the thick of it and in the midst of so many people, they are on the front line and are very exposed,” Paul Skoutelas, president and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association, told ABC News by phone. “I do think the agencies across the board are doing everything they can to protect them.”One New York City Transit Authority worker, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, told ABC News he still feels unsafe, has not been able to social distance from co-workers and believes there is a disconnect between senior New York state and city officials and his teams.“For way too long it was business as usual. We were told we were essential workers and that was that — just keeping working,” he continued. “It should not have taken whistleblowers. … Changes have only come now after too many people got sick and pictures of the state of train care shocked people.”“It is the night of the living dead down there,” the worker said by phone Thursday.This worker argued that when the city and state government put in place large-scale social distancing and shelter-in-place orders, there should have also been drastic and immediate changes in the transit system.“I am not an epidemiologist, but there is no way the trains have been cleaned like they need to — and it doesn’t take serious investigations; there are bodily fluids. It has been an utter abdication of the social contract the city made to provide safe transportation to working people,” he continued.MTA leaders say they have given millions of gloves and more than one million masks to employees and put systems in place to rotate employees and help them social distance where they can. Skoutelas pointed to other systems put in place to keep employees safe, such as having passengers enter buses from the back and the addition of additional barriers between drivers and riders.In an op-ed in the New York Post this week, interim MTA President Sarah Feinberg agreed, however, that employees had faced an onslaught of new threats and challenges they were ill-equipped to handle, especially in aiding homeless residents during the crisis. But she also wrote about new measures put in place, including, “increasing the number of cleaners in train cars and at end-of-line stations, and adding more police underground. We have also brought in private contractors to assist in the work of alerting authorities to homelessness and other deteriorating conditions.”As the city’s more affluent residents work or shelter from home, many lower-income essential workers continue to rely on public transportation to get to work even under the city’s lockdown, meaning the condition of the shared spaces, and health risks associated with any ride, could have ripple effects too.“Transit workers are performing a tremendous service to the public, helping essential workers get to the grocery store, or to pharmacies or doctor appointments. They are true servants for all of us looking to fulfill our daily lives. They deserve our respect and support,” Skoutelas said.Under extreme pressure to protect both workers and riders, New York City and the Metropolitan Transit Authority, which is run by the state, announced further changes Thursday. The city’s subway, proudly one of the few subway systems that operates 24 hours a day, will, for the duration of the pandemic, shut down from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. to disinfect trains and stations. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said they “will be cleaner than ever before.”This is believed to be the first time the subways have undergone a scheduled halt to around-the-clock service in more than 50 years.“The entire public transit system in downstate New York will be disinfected every 24 hours,” Cuomo said.The announcement came the day after Cuomo said the extent to which people experiencing homelessness were seeking shelter in nearly empty subway cars this month was “disgusting.”During the pandemic, ridership across the city’s subways has dropped 92% and continues to be at its lowest overnight, with as few as 10,000 commuters recently. Cuomo said the MTA would provide buses and ride-hailing services to essential workers going to their jobs.When subway stations close for the night, police officers will “deal with all the homeless folks,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “Just use every tool we have to convince them to come into a safe haven and stay in and not go back to the street.”Social services advocates have said people without housing are avoiding city shelters out of fear of getting sick. The Department of Social Services said Thursday that at least 60 of the city’s homeless residents had died of coronavirus.“Homeless New Yorkers are sleeping on the subway because the City and State — nearly two months into this crisis — are steadfastly refusing to offer them somewhere better to go,” Giselle Routhier, policy director at Coalition for the Homeless, said in a statement Thursday responding to the new protocol.“What is actually needed are safe, private spaces where maintaining social distancing is possible. The city can and must open up thousands of empty hotel rooms and offer every single person on the subway access to them,” she added.Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Tony Utano, who runs the union where Patoir was a member, wrote in a statement responding to the news from the city Thursday, “I’m glad the mayor is finally allocating police resources to the issue, but it’s a shame it took so damn long.”Additional precautions will likely be needed for many state and local public transit systems to expand their capacity again, including seat removal to limit density and wide-scale cleaning programs for all communal spaces.Feinberg said her team was still working on plans for social distancing efforts when ridership returns to normal and that her office will make decisions based on science and medical opinions.“Literally almost any place in the country is having to contend with this same challenge and so we are very focused on getting really solid guidance from medical leaders,” she said on a press call earlier this week.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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Protozoan growth rates in Antarctic lakes

first_imgThe growth rates of heterotrophic nanoflagellates (HNAN), mixotrophic cryptophytes, dinoflagellates and ciliates in field assemblages from Ace Lake in the Vestfold Hills (eastern Antarctica) and Lakes Fryxell and Hoare (McMurdo Dry Valleys, western Antarctica), were determined during the austral summers of 1996/1997 and 1997/1998. The response of the nanoflagellates to temperature differed between lakes in eastern and western Antarctica. In Ace Lake the available bacterial food resources had little impact on growth rate, while temperature imposed an impact, whereas in Lake Hoare increased bacterial food resources elicited an increase in growth rate. However, the incorporation of published data from across Antarctica showed that temperature had the greater effect, but that growth is probably controlled by a suite of factors not solely related to bacterial food resources and temperature. Dinoflagellates had relatively high specific growth rates (0.0057–0.384 h−1), which were comparable to Antarctic lake ciliates and to dinoflagellates from warmer, lower latitude locations. Temperature did not appear to impose any significant impact on growth rates. Mixotrophic cryptophytes in Lake Hoare had lower specific growth rates than HNAN (0.0029–0.0059 h−1 and 0.0056–0.0127 h−1, respectively). They showed a marked seasonal variation in growth rate, which was probably related to photosynthetically active radiation under the ice at different depths in the water column. Ciliates’ growth rates showed no relationship between food supply and mean cell volume, but did show a response to temperature. Specific growth rates ranged between 0.0033 and 0.150 h−1 for heterotrophic ciliates, 0.0143 h−1 for a mixotrophic Plagiocampa species and 0.0075 h−1 for the entirely autotrophic ciliate, Mesodinium rubrum. The data indicated that the scope for growth among planktonic Protozoa living in oligotrophic, cold extreme lake ecosystems is limited. These organisms are likely to suffer prolonged physiological stress, which may account for the highly variable growth rates seen within and between Antarctic lakes.last_img read more