County Reports 28 New COVID-19 Deaths

first_imgCommunity News County Reports 28 New COVID-19 Deaths Health officials also confirm 568 new cases of the virus CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Monday, May 4, 2020 | 1:19 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS The LA County Department of Public Health confirmed 28 new deaths and 568 new cases of the Coronavirus on Monday.To date, Public Health has identified 26,217 positive cases of the virus across all areas of LA County, and a total of 1,256 deaths since the outbreak began.“Our community has suffered many losses to COVID-19, and to the families and friends who are mourning their loved ones, we are deeply sorry, and we wish you healing and peace,” said Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health. “As we plan for our recovery, I want to emphasize that all of us share in the responsibility to reopen in a way that is safe and that does not cause a spike in COVID-19 cases that results in an overwhelmed health care system and deaths that could have been prevented. Recovery is a journey – one that will take many months – and I want us all to be prepared that there will be a ‘new normal’ during this period that will require us to continue to practice physical distancing and other infection control measures.”According to the release, 93 percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 1,148 people (99 percent of the cases); 38 percent of deaths occurred among Latinx residents, 29 percent among White residents, 19 percent among Asian residents, 13 percent among African American residents, 1 percent among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1 percent among residents identifying with other races. African Americans, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and people living in communities with high levels of poverty continue to have the highest rate of death per 100,000 people for COVID-19 when compared to other groups. Upon further investigation, 13 cases and one death reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 5,019 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (19 percent of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for nearly 173,000 individuals and 13 percent of people testing positive.The numbers were released about an hour after Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state is moving to Stage 2 of the reopening plan and some “low risk businesses” could reopen on Friday.Local areas are not required to comply with the order.The department said businesses and residents will need to continue to observe and practice physical distancing requirements and infection control precautions as county officials continue planning for recovery and relaxing select directives of the Safer at Home Order. 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. Top of the News Subscribe HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Business Newscenter_img 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 Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff 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 STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Crimson move into first place in Ivy League

first_imgHarvard men’s basketball moved into sole possession of first place in the Ivy League after beating Princeton, 69-57, on Saturday, following a Friday night win over Penn, 73-54.Kenyatta Smith made a Harvard-record 10 blocks and scored a career-best 20 points to go along with nine rebounds, while Wesley Saunders poured in 23 points, as the Harvard men’s basketball team topped Penn, 73-54, before a sold-out crowd of 2,195 Lavietes Pavilion Friday evening.Read Harvard Athletics full coverage of the Penn game.On Saturday, five players reached double figures in scoring, as the Harvard men’s basketball team moved into sole possession of first place in the Ivy League with a 69-57 win over Princeton before yet another sold-out crowd at Lavietes Pavilion. With the win, Christian Webster became Harvard’s winningest player, picking up his 85th career victory.Read Harvard Athletics full coverage of the Princeton game.Up next, Harvard will head back on the road to visit Brown and Yale Feb. 22-23.Harvard women’s basketball will play Brown at 7 p.m. Feb. 22, followed by Yale at 6 p.m. Feb. 23. Both conference games will be at Lavietes Pavilion.last_img read more

Crystal Palace, West Ham postpone Australian tour

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp EPL: Red Devils attack Palace The inaugural Queensland Champions Cup featuring Premier League outfits Crystal Palace and West Ham United scheduled for July has been postponed due to the coronavirus.But organisers are hopeful the round robin tournament – also featuring Robbie Fowler-coached A-League outfit Brisbane Roar – can be held in 2021. The Roar had been set to host Palace in Townsville on July 11 and West Ham on the Gold Coast four days later before the Premier League outfits clashed in Brisbane on July 18.However, uncertainty caused by the pandemic has forced cup organisers to find another date.“It is a real shame that we will no longer be able to make it over to Queensland this summer, however, it is the right decision to postpone given the circumstances,” West Ham manager David Moyes said.“We hope the tournament can be rearranged at a later date once things are back to normal, and we look forward to visiting Australia in the future.”Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish said the club would do everything it could to play in Queensland next year. “It is bitterly disappointing not to be able to make the club’s landmark trip to Queensland this July for everyone here at the club,” he said.“We will do everything we possibly can to try to rearrange the tour for 2021, once things become clear with the Premier League schedule for the remainder of this season, and next year’s provisional timings too.”Roar CEO David Pourre said Brisbane “still look forward to welcoming two of England’s most historic clubs to Queensland at a later date.”Tags: Crystal PalaceDavid MoyesQueensland Champions CupWest Ham Unitedlast_img read more

South Africa sets up fund for new industrialists

first_img13 May 2015South Africa is making a big push to industrialise its economy, and R23-billion has been set aside over the next five years to fund new players in the sector.Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said the fund would contribute towards job creation, industrialisation and transformation and go a long way in eradicating inequality and poverty. He was tabling his department’s budget vote in parliament on 12 May.“The Industrial Development Corporation [IDC] is committing R100-billion over five years to industrial development. What is new, and what is significant, is that we are setting aside R23-billion to promote black industrialists.“This is a five-year programme that is intended to support those companies where black South Africans are both owning and controlling the enterprises in the productive sectors of the economy and is intended to bring more South Africans into the economic mainstream,” Patel said.The decision to set aside the funding was meant to promote the transformation of the economy as well as boost economic growth by unlocking its potential and talent. He said South Africa needed to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth, and that the funding would be made available on concessional terms.“Aside from black industrialists, there is, of course, a compelling need to bring more black South Africans into the economy. There are also targeted groups – young people, women – they have not been sufficiently brought into the productive activities. So the IDC will make available R9-billion in total – R4.5-billion for women, R4.5-billion for youth.”Funding would be distributed in the form of loans or equities.Relationship with AfricaFollowing attacks on foreign nationals in April, Patel said he would convene a symposium of investors, workers, intellectuals and public officials with Wits University and the IDC on will on 25 May. The African Union has declared that day Africa Day, an annual celebration of the continent.The symposium would look at the economic impact of South Africa’s relationship with the rest of the continent. He would also go on a road show to different parts of the country to communicate one message, Patel said, that South Africa’s prosperity was intimately tied to economic relations with the rest of the continent.South Africa’s efforts towards economic integration with the rest of the continent were yielding success. In 2014, the country exported R300-billion worth of goods to the rest of Africa, an increase of R36-billion.“Aside from the damage that the [attacks on foreign nationals] do to our humanity, we cannot unscramble ourselves from Africa, our continent, without serious economic damage. Our total manufacturing, mining and agricultural exports to the rest of Africa sustained 244 000 direct jobs in South Africa, of these, 169 000 are manufacturing.“Africa is now more important for growth in manufacturing exports than Europe, the United States or China,” Patel said.Retail sectorTurning to small business, he said the Competition Commission would undertake an inquiry to see how smaller businesses in the formal and informal economy could be supported so that they were able to compete in the retail sector.The inquiry, to be carried out in this financial year, would also seek to find ways in which smaller players could be incorporated into the lucrative sector. “The Competition Commission will be launching a market inquiry into the retail sector, looking at how we can bring more black South Africans, more small businesses into the retail sector.“It will examine, amongst others, tenancy arrangements in shopping malls, the growth of township enterprises, small shops, spaza shops and so on, and it is intended to ensure that we have got a competitive but also inclusive retail sector.”Another inquiry into the health care industry, which he announced in 2014, would conduct its public hearings during the current financial year, Patel said. That inquiry was established with the aim of addressing several concerns about the industry, including the cost of health care in South Africa.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Morata is the best player I’ve ever faced – Kimmich

first_imgBayern München Morata is the best player I’ve ever faced – Kimmich Niklas König Last updated 1 year ago 17:24 26/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Bayern München Bundesliga Freiburg v Bayern München Freiburg Videos The 23-year-old right-back has lifted the lid on his toughest opponent and who he believes the best player of his generation to be Bayern Munich defender Joshua Kimmich has claimed that Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata rates as the toughest player he has ever had to face.Morata has been criticised for his recent performance with the Blues, yet when he played with Juventus, Kimmich felt that he was a tough presence to cope with.Indeed, he believes the 25-year-old was so good that he rates him higher than the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, who he has also faced in Champions League action. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “It was very tough to play against him because he has a very strong body, he is very fast and has a good technique,” Kimmich said, answering questions fans posed to him via Goal. “So it wasn’t easy to play against him.”Meanwhile, the 23-year-old right-back found it tricky to pick an outstanding player of his generation.“I think there are a lot of good players,” he said. “Neymar is not that old but he’s not my age. Paul Pogba is two years older than me and Paulo Dybala I think is one year older than me.“For me, Kingsley Coman is a greater player, but he’s one year younger than me.“I think we have a good generation with a lot of very good players.”Kimmich also passed comment on other subjects, such as who is his greatest coach ever and his preference between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Watch the video above to discover his answers.last_img read more

Neymar Sr. believes PSG star should undergo surgery

first_imgPSG ‘We cannot wait’ – Neymar Sr. believes PSG star should undergo surgery Goal Last updated 1 year ago 17:14 27/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar PSG Olympique Marseille Aurelien Meunier PSG Ligue 1 PSG v Olympique Marseille Olympique Marseille The star’s father urged PSG to act quickly in sending Neymar under the knife, as Brazil sweat on his fitness just months before the World Cup The father of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar claims that his son should undergo surgery on a foot injury, and implored the club to allow him to go under the knife as soon as possible. Neymar went down towards the end of PSG’s 3-0 Ligue 1 win over Marseille on Sunday, with what was initially suspected to be a twisted ankle. Subsequent medical tests, however, showed that the Brazilian had additionally cracked a metatarsal bone , effectively ruling him out of PSG’s Champions League tie with Real Madrid.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp And while there has been some confusion over whether he would need surgical intervention on the problem , Neymar Sr. insisted that the forward must be allowed to go under the knife. “PSG already know they will not have Neymar for the next six to eight weeks,” he said in an interview with  ESPN . “The decision [to undergo surgery] lies with PSG and will be made as a team after the arrival of the Brazil national team doctor. “It is vital to make it quickly because we cannot wait. Surgery is the quickest way to accelerate the player’s recovery.” The news that Neymar will miss up to two months was greeted with consternation not just in Paris, but also in Neymar’s native Brazil. Selecao coach Tite delayed the announcement of his squad for friendly matches in March after learning of the injury, and if Neymar Sr.’s prognosis is accurate the forward will return to action as late as the beginning of May, just one month before the World Cup begins in Russia.Neymar has already suffered World Cup heartbreak in his career, having missed out on the semifinal of the 2014 edition in his homeland following an injury sustained in the quarterfinal against Colombia. He now faces a race against time to be at his best for next summer’s edition. Three-time world champions Pele had previously hailed the 26-year-old as a “superstar” and the best player in the world technically, while Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was eager for the forward to be able to prove his fitness for the forthcoming last-16 meeting between the sides. News of Neymar’s plight, though, has not been greeted with universal sympathy. Marseille defender Jordan Amavi claimed that the forward was “looking for things” during last Sunday’s match.last_img read more

‘LA is a nice city’ – Ibra hints at MLS move

first_imgTransfers ‘LA is a nice city’ – Ibrahimovic hints at MLS move Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 20:29 2/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Zlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester United Bristol City Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Zlatan Ibrahimović LA Galaxy Premier League MLS The Manchester United striker’s contract expires this summer and he has suggested that he could move to America this summer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suggested that he could move to MLS from Manchester United.The Sweden striker is currently sidelined with a knee injury, having played just seven times in all competitions this season.Ibrahimovic’s contract at United expires this summer, and it is currently unclear if he will be offered an extension by Jose Mourinho’s side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The 36-year-old is thus exploring his options and has now claimed that he could move to the American top-flight, having expressed his admiration for Los Angeles.“I did not know that several Swedes went to MLS,” Ibrahimovic told SportExpressen.“That means it’s tempting to play in the United States.“Los Angeles is a nice city and I’ve been there a lot on vacation. It is laid back. I think it’s rumours all the time [about my future]. When I play and when I do not play it is rumours. That’s good, that means I live.”Ibrahimovic retired from Sweden duty in 2016, following the European Championships, but he has also hinted that he may return to the international fold for the World Cup this summer.”I miss the national team. If I want, I do it. I want to feel I can deliver a good performance,” he said.”We’ll see, it’s a tough question. I want to feel that I can perform and give back. I don’t want to come just because I’m somebody. The door isn’t closed for anything.”last_img read more

Vidic: Man Utd could win CL

first_imgManchester United Vidic: Man Utd could win the Champions League Stefan Coerts Last updated 1 year ago 12:32 10/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) ManUnited-cropped Getty Images Manchester United Manchester United v Sevilla Liverpool UEFA Champions League Premier League Manchester United v Liverpool The former Red Devils captain believes Jose Mourinho’s men are equipped to succeed in Europe Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic believes the Red Devils can win the Champions League this season as rivals Manchester City run away with the Premier League title.United are second and 16 points behind champions-elect City in England, but Jose Mourinho’s men are in the last 16 of the Champions League.After playing out a goalless draw in the opening leg at Sevilla, United welcome the La Liga side to Old Trafford for the return fixture Tuesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp And Vidic — who won the Champions League and five Premier League trophies during his eight years in Manchester — feels United are equipped to succeed in Europe.”It’s Man United. I know the Premier League is bigger, but I think the Champions League could happen,” Vidic said via ESPN.”When the season started, I said that I thought United had more chance to win the Champions League than the Premier League because the players they signed didn’t have the time to fit in.”Also, Mourinho is a tactical coach, knows Europe very well. He knows there are going to be scrappy games and how to get through them.”That’s my belief. To win, you need a bit of luck, but there is a chance to get to the semi-final or final. You never know. And if you win a Champions League, the players start to believe. They think: ‘OK, speak about me now.’ Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, they will look different than now.”Vidic, who said he wants to become a manager, was speaking ahead of United’s showdown with rivals Liverpool in the Premier League Saturday.United are second and two points clear of Liverpool, and Mourinho’s side can extend that gap with victory at the Theatre of Dreams.Previewing the mouth-watering clash, former Serbia international and United favourite Vidic again spoke about how he almost joined Liverpool before moving to Manchester in 2006.”In Rafael Benitez’s time. I spoke to him about a few things, but my wife was the main one who spoke to him,” the 36-year-old added. “He was interested in signing me, but I don’t know what was the problem at the time. I spoke to him before I signed for Manchester United, though. I didn’t meet, but we spoke over the phone, in my car in Moscow, with my wife translating.”I didn’t say no. They said just that they were interested, they want me. It was going to happen, going to happen. Then someone came and said: ‘Do you want to play for United?’ and I said yes. After two days, everything was done. Then Liverpool said they wanted to do the deal, but everything was done.”last_img read more

Oklahoma State Extends Offer to Missouri OL Monroe Mills

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State coach Charlie Dickey is canvassing the country in search of his next (and likely final) offensive line recruit to fill his 2020 class at quota.Just last week, it was Texas Tech pledge Larry Moore who was the targeted subject, picking up an offer shortly after his pledge. This week, it’s Missouri product Monroe Mills from Columbia, Missouri, with the latest OSU offer.Mills is a 6-7, 291-pound tackle who has already garnered offers from the programs you’d expect: Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas, and, of course, Missouri. 21 schools in total have offered — 12 since May.“It’s been a surreal experience,” Mills told 247Sports of his recruitment recently. “My dream was to play in college, but I didn’t think I’d be able to as a kid. I’m so blessed and so lucky to have this opportunity. It’s crazy. I took a huge step in getting stronger and faster and it’s paying off this summer.”With a breakout summer nearly on its way to hurtling towards a breakout fall at the rate of his rise, Mills seems intent on plugging up the process and committing. OSU seems to be in at just the right time, in fact, with a commitment coming sooner rather than later.“I’m thinking about making a decision pretty here soon,” Mills said in his 247 interview. “I want to make it before the season starts so that the recruitment process can be slowed down and I can focus on my season. It’s always important to find the right fit.”OSU has 13 commitments in its 2020 recruiting class, and three are from offensive linemen.last_img read more

OSU QB Commit Shane Illingworth Named Under Armour All-American

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Shane Illingworth will be in Stillwater on a visit this weekend, but he’ll be in Florida in January.Illingworth, an Oklahoma State quarterback commit, was named an Under Armour All-American on Wednesday. OSU has been represented four times before in the game: Tylan Wallace (2017), Ra’Shaad Samples (2013), Shaun Lewis (2010) and Kye Staley (2008).Listed at 6-foot-7, 234 pounds. Illingworth is a four-star prospect out of Norco High School in California. He is No. 10 among pro-style quarterbacks in the country.Through the first four games in his senior season, Illingworth has thrown for 1,584 yards and 22 touchdowns.KFOR’s Nate Feken went out to Norco and made a cool feature about the future Poke. At the least, it shows that Illingworth has great taste in shoes.Shane Illingworth (@shane_wayne0411) is #OKState’s top quarterback commit since Bobby Reid. Illingworth calls Norco, California home but already shares some connections to Oklahoma … pic.twitter.com/M8G7DcP2Lx— Nate Feken (@TheGreat_Nate) September 23, 2019last_img read more

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