COVID-19 Infections See Uptick in Pasadena

first_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Community News Community News COVID-19 Infections See Uptick in Pasadena By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 7:06 pm Top of the News HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeauty 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latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>?</span>Public health officials in Pasadena reported 19 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday following nine straight days in which newly detected infections were in single digits, along with one additional fatality.The death took place in early-February but was only just added to city records, according to city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian.Thursday’s figures increased the citywide totals to 11,061 known cases of COVID-19 and 329 associated deaths. It was the largest number of new infections reported in a single day since March 3, when 32 cases of the virus were detected.But the number of COVID-19 patients at Huntington Hospital continues its steady plummet, reaching 18 on Thursday, officials said. Five of the patients were being treated in intensive care units.City data showed 43,877 Pasadenans, or 37.2% of the population over 16 years old, had received at least one vaccine dose, and 25,056 more were listed as fully vaccinated.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced 933 new infections and 88 additional deaths, raising the county’s pandemic totals to 1,212,586 known infections and 22,664 fatalities.The daily test positivity rate for Los Angeles County was recorded at 1.8%, lower than the statewide rate of 2%, according to public health records.Total COVID-19 hospitalizations in the county numbered 861, with 26% of the patients being treated in ICUs, according to county officials.With the region now operating under loosened restrictions after entering the state’s “red” tier on Monday, L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer urged continued vigilance against the virus.“The success of the county’s recovery and the safety of at-risk residents and workers depends on businesses and residents closely following the rules. If our COVID-19 transmission decreases, lives are saved, and we will be allowed to continue to open more businesses and ease activity-specific restrictions in the future,” she said.“We all experienced what happens when public health safety measures are not followed closely,” Ferrer continued. “We have to avoid increases that can easily lead to more people suffering and take us backward on our recovery journey. As more people are vaccinated, universal cooperation with safety measures is what will keep us moving forward with our recovery journey.”At the state level, the California Department of Public Health reported 3,038 new infections and 2018 new deaths on Thursday, bringing the state’s totals to 3,535,534 COVID-19 cases and 55,795 deaths.As of Thursday, L.A. County accounted for 34% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 41% of the state’s fatalities. Subscribelast_img read more

Pirates take Grilli out of closer role

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jason Grilli watches from the sidelines during warm ups before an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)CHICAGO (AP) – Jason Grilli is off to a rough start for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and manager Clint Hurdle thinks he knows the best way to get the key reliever back on track.Hurdle announced Friday that Mark Melancon would close games for the Pirates in place of Grilli, who has blown four save opportunities this year after converting 33 of 35 chances last season.“There’s no safety net for a closer. There never is,” Hurdle said before the opener of a weekend series against the Chicago Cubs. “So he won’t have to deal with that for a while, which I think will help.”Grilli allowed a tying homer to Devin Mesoraco in the ninth inning of Thursday’s 4-3 victory over Cincinnati. The veteran right-hander, who made the All-Star team last year for the first time, has yielded at least one run in three of his past four outings, and his four homers allowed this season matches his total from all of last year.The 37-year-old Grilli is 0-2 with 11 saves and a 4.34 ERA in 20 games this year. He was sidelined for a month after straining his left oblique in late April.For now, Hurdle said he will use Grilli when the Pirates are trailing.“He’s all about doing what’s best for the club and getting better,” Hurdle said. “We’ll definitely need him as the season plays out.”Melancon is 1-2 with 10 saves in 13 chances and a 1.89 ERA in 35 games this year. He has not allowed a run in eight games and 7 1-3 innings in June.Hurdle said he also could use Tony Watson in a save opportunity.last_img read more


first_imgTOP ‘PIT MASTERS’ TO COMPETE FOR $18,000 IN CASH IN SANTA ANITA’S SPACIOUS INFIELD AREA ARCADIA, Calif. (March 18, 2016)–Santa Anita Park will play host to the fifth annual Winner’s Circle Barbeque Championship on Saturday, April 2 in the track’s spacious Infield Area.“Pit Masters” from throughout the Western United States will compete for $18,000 in cash, a California State Championship title and a chance to represent California in the National Barbeque Championships.With all contestants firmly ensconced overnight, fans will be greeted by the sweet smells of hickory and pecan woods and of slow-smoked beef, pork and chicken wafting among 65 competing teams of barbeque professionals.Sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society, the Winner’s Circle Barbeque Championship will also include live music and ready access to wagering on world class racing at The Great Race Place.Parking is free and walk-up admission on April 2 is just five dollars. For additional packages that include BBQ scrip tickets, racing programs, tip sheets, pony rides and other Family Fun activities, please visit, or call (626) 574-6384.last_img read more


first_imgMayo 3.14 Donegal 1.12Goals win matches and that certainly was the case today in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny as a brace of goals for Mayo in a couple of minutes early in the second half effectively killed this game off as a contest.Donegal showed signs of early season rustiness in their first outing in this National League Division 2B encounter. In the first half it was only the excellent free taking of Mc Cumhaills Lee Henderson that kept them in touch. Mayo led at half time 1.7 to 0.8.Donegal started the second half brightly and another long range free from Henderson reduced the gap to a single point, but all was to change in the next few minutes as Mayo rattled home two goals.Midway through the second half the Connacht men led 3.09 to 0.10 but credit to Donegal they never gave up and battled gamely to the end.With less than 5 minutes to go Aodh Ruadh’s Eddie Lynch drilled the ball to the net but unfortunately it was a case of too little too late. Mayo finished the scoring with a last minute point to run out comfortable winners by 8 points. It was a big step up in standard but Donegal more than held their own, those couple of minutes lack of concentration cost them dearly.It was an encouraging start to the season considering Donegal lined out without regulars Danny Cullen, Sean Mc Veigh and Paddy Hannigan they also lost captain Joe Boyle mid way through the 1st half due to a recurring groin injury.Best for Donegal were Paul Sheridan, Lee Henderson and Ciaran Matthewson.Next up for Donegal is a trip to the Athletic Grounds in Armagh next Sunday to play the Orchard men. MAYO GOALS PROVE DECISIVE AGAINST DONEGAL HURLERS was last modified: February 15th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalHURLINGMayolast_img read more

PLM Leaders

first_imgProduct Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a class of software that attempts to manage the lifecycle of a product from its conception, through design and manufacture, to service and disposal.  PLM components include requirements gathering, analysis and design stages, manufacturing, product distribution, quality assurance, and maintenance.PLM is not to be confused with PDM, Product Data Management.  PDM has been around for twenty or more years whereas PLM is relatively new.  PLM is about product lifecycle and business activities while PDM is more about the management of product data and maintaining relationships between the many pieces and components of engineering content.   On September 26, 2006, Gartner published their rankings of companies in the PLM space, Magic Quadrant for Product Life Cycle Management, 3Q06.  Gartner found that the total revenue for the top eight PLM vendors grew by 12% between 2004 and 2005, and they expect revenue to continue to grow at a rate of 14.5% through 2009.The complete Gartner report has been made available by UGS. UGS has been singled out as the leader in PLM by Gartner.  Only UGS, Dassault and PTC are ranked in Gartner’s upper-right quadrant.Like other enterprise software, there’s consolidation happening within the PLM space too.  For example, Dassault Systems purchased MatrixOne, and Agile Software acquired Prodika. Oracle is shown in the ‘Magic quadrant’ as trailing in ability to execute, but as Gartner notes, most of Oracle PLM adoptors are those companies that had already been using other Oracle products. Oracle has had a hard time selling itself into companies as a pure-play PLM solution.  Given Oracle’s recent string of acquisitions this might be enough of a strategy — there aren’t that many companies left that don’t already own an Oracle produjct. But given that Oracle has positioned its sights on SAP, and given that SAP excels in PLM, one has to wonder whether a PLM acquisition by Oracle might be in the cards too.  Like ECM and the Applications business, Oracle may find acquiring technology to be easier than developing it in-house.last_img read more

Videography Tips: What to Look for in a Good Shoulder Mount

first_imgA good shoulder mount is a cinematographer’s best friend. So what should you consider when looking for one?When I first started out in film and video production, it felt like all my projects were either handheld or on a tripod. This, of course, meant that every shot was either incredibly shaky (and very distracting), or it was simply static and uninteresting. The world changed for me when I discovered shoulder mounts.For my small, run-and-gun productions, this really opened doors in terms of composing shots and adjusting by simply moving my body, rather than picking up a tripod. It also added more complex camera moves like pans, tilts, and all types of motion in a way that looked much more steady and professional.These days, camera mounts come in all sorts of shapes. Professional Steadicam setups are commonplace, and most audiences expect to see a good blend of smoothness with other types movement.When choosing a good shoulder mount, whether for the first time or the hundredth, there are some key elements to keep in mind.Comfort and Ease-of-UseImage via gnepphoto.The first thing I’ve always looked for is comfort. How does your shoulder mount feel? If it’s heavy or pokes you awkwardly, that’s not a good sign. Many options these days come with built-in padding (which you can also add yourself, but it’s much more reliable when it’s part of the original design).The second thing I look for is ease of use. When you first pick up a shoulder mount, does it feel intuitive? Once you have it on your shoulder (or against your chest, or wherever), see how easy it is to make both small movements and long ones. If you’re lucky enough to live near a large camera store, you may be able to try out several in a row — in which case you’ll know instantly which one feels the best.AdjustabilityImage via Sundays Photography.But don’t let a first impression be everything. It’s hard to find a shoulder mount these days that isn’t at least somewhat adjustable. Many shoulder mounts let you adjust almost every part of their setups. From working with camera mount plates to elements like length and counter weights, everything will need some degree of tinkering if you’re serious about creating an ideal shoulder mount.In this case, if you get a chance to take one home, or buy one online to try out, take a few days to really see how adjustable it is and how much you can customize it for your body type and shooting style.Freedom of MovementUnless you’re working with a major cinema camera on a larger production with multiple people on a camera team, you’re probably not going to be strapping yourself into a Steadicam suit for every shot. Unlike, say, a free-standing gimbal with a complete range of motion, shoulder mounts are limited in some ways — especially if you need to keep pressure on a point of contact.However, for a shoulder mount to be perfect, in my experience, it’s best to find one that allows you a good mix of freedom of movement, both when standing still and when walking. However, it also needs to feel like a solid tripod when you’re stationary and need support.Could You Make One Yourself?Video via Film Riot.The final question before you invest in a shoulder mount is Could you make one yourself? The first shoulder mount I ever made was with my dad. We found a tutorial online then built one out of PVC pipe. It was pretty simple but also a lot of fun. To give it more cushion, we wrapped the entire shoulder mount with layers of electrical tape until it had a good deal of give.All told, it probably cost $15 and took just a few hours to build. Yet it worked for years and saved me a couple hundred dollars. While DIY projects aren’t for everyone, it’s worth considering when making your decision — or when working with shoulder mounts for the very first time.Cover image by gnepphoto.Looking for more video gear tips? Check out these articles.Buyer’s Guide: Shoulder Rigs From Cheapest to Most ExpensiveGear Hacks: DIY Camera Stabilizers and Rigs for Under $25The Best Camera Cages to Maximize Your RigGrip Tricks: Creating Do-It-Yourself Camera RigsVideo Tutorial: Build Your Own $50 Car-Side Camera Mountlast_img read more

Toronto hospital bolsters treatment services for Indigenous patients with sweat lodge

first_imgThe Canadian Press TORONTO – Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital has added a unique service for its Indigenous clients – a sweat lodge to help promote spiritual, physical and emotional healing.The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto unveiled the sweat lodge on a tucked-away section of its sprawling campus, fulfilling a goal set years ago to augment its services for Indigenous clients by adding the ceremonial structure.“Having the sweat lodge on-site at CAMH is going to allow us to offer Indigenous healing ceremonies as part of the treatment plans,” Renee Linklater, director of Aboriginal engagement and outreach, said in an interview prior to Thursday’s official opening.“This is going to be really important in our efforts to address what is appropriate Aboriginal client care.”The round sweat lodge – 1.5 metres high and four metres in diameter – is constructed from 35 maple and poplar sapling poles, gathered from the Six Nations of the Grand River community. Heavy tarp overlays the frame, with an opening facing a fire pit, where stones for the purification ceremony are heated.Inside, a second pit has been dug to receive those stones, which will be washed with traditional medicines and the “sacred water” that will turn into a cleansing steam.Participants sit encircling the pit inside the lodge and engage in prayer, songs and other rituals of healing with the help of a ceremonial “conductor.” The process lasts about two hours.Diane Longboat, an elder with CAMH’s Indigenous services, said clients with mental health and/or addiction issues go through a number of individual healing ceremonies before being considered ready for the rituals of the sweat lodge.Taking part in the cleansing ceremony is meant to cast out negative thoughts and feelings, and to help heal “the wounds in their lives,” said Longboat, a Mohawk from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory in southwestern Ontario.The stones are called “grandmothers and grandfathers,” terms reflective of Indigenous peoples’ great reverence for their ancestors.“When sacred water is placed on them and steam occurs, that’s a release of the spirit inside those rocks we call the eggs of Mother Earth,” explained Longboat. “Not only is it a physical detoxification of your body, but it’s an emotional shift within you.“It is sometimes a miraculous adventure when you go in because there are profound and everlasting healings that occur inside the sweat lodge. And people will look back on life and say: ‘This was a spiritual milestone for me. It was an emotional, mental and physical milestone.”’Ed Bennett, an Inuk born in Happy Valley, N.L., who ended up homeless in Toronto, was a client at CAMH about five years ago and was enrolled in its 21-day in-house program to deal with psychological issues and substance abuse.The program helped Bennett learn to express suppressed feelings, to deal with family-related trauma and to accept his identity as a “two-spirit man and a gay man.”He was able to take part in sweat lodge ceremonies through the Native Men’s Residence, a shelter program in Toronto.“It allows me to cleanse myself, especially of those negative thoughts that keep coming back to me from time to time,” said the 56-year-old. “So the sweat lodge ceremony allows me to release those.“I’m really looking forward to my first sweat lodge ceremony at CAMH and to continue to use this important ceremony in my healing journey.”Linklater, an Anishinaabe from Rainy River First Nations in northwestern Ontario, said she believes Canadian society has become much more aware of the historical scars borne by First Nations, Metis and Inuit as a result of colonization, forced relocations of entire communities, the impact of residential schools and the mass apprehensions of Indigenous children in what’s known as the ’60s Scoop.“We know that this trauma does not resolve on its own, but rather intensifies and then becomes extended to the children and grandchildren,” she said.“And that’s why we feel that it’s really important that health services understand the impacts of multi-generational trauma and begin to offer services that are actually relevant and appropriate.”While the sweat lodge will initially be made available only to Indigenous clients, said Linklater, “we are certainly looking forward to a time when clients from other cultures can participate in our traditional healing processes.”last_img read more

New grant aims to keep women in tech jobs

first_imgA special gift for the non-profit group Chic Geek Wednesday as the province came through with a $47,000 grant.The purpose of Chic Geek is to reverse the trend of women leaving careers in technology and to encourage their efforts.Minister for the Status of Women Stephanie McLean said it’s something she wholeheartedly supports.“We do know that more women are getting their university degrees but unfortunately, the gender pay gap still exists and women are leaving their careers, we know that, part way through in numbers much higher than men are,” she said.The grant also marks this week’s celebration of Ada Lovelace Day.Lovelace is recognized as the first computer programmer.last_img