Huntington Looking to Secure Lodgings for Healthcare Workers

first_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. 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Community News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment TOP STORY Huntington Looking to Secure Lodgings for Healthcare Workers 4,000 people have signed petition supporting employees STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 6, 2020 | 2:00 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe 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 According to a Huntington Hospital spokesperson the hospital is working to secure lodging accommodations for healthcare workers closer to the hospital.There are several major hotels in Pasadena. It is not known if any of them have been contacted by the hospital.The lodgings would allow the workers to avoid long drives to and from work and help limit the chance of exposure for their families.“Huntington Hospital is proud of its longstanding dedication to the health and well-being of our caregivers,” said Dorey Huston. “We have been working on lodging accommodations for the providers that are most impacted by COVID-19 for some days now, and will have a plan in place this week to offer lodging to those who are working with COVID-19 positive patients.”Employees working in the hospital’s COVID-19 unit have been pushing for lodging options.So far more than 4,000 people have signed a petition calling for lodging for the workers at the hospital.“Frontline healthcare workers such as doctors, nurses, nurse’s assistants and respiratory therapists are working around the clock to treat coronavirus patients,” the petition reads. “Along with long hours, PPE shortages, and for some, a long commute home, these individuals are plagued with worries of exposing their families and loved ones at home. They need the support and help from the community to have a safe place to isolate after a long hospital shift to rest and regenerate.”New York is currently offering free lodgings for medical workers at the Four Seasons Hotel and the Marriot.“Many of those working in New York City have to travel long distances to and from their homes after putting in 18-hour days,” said Ty Warner in a written statement. “They need a place close to work where they can rest and regenerate. I heard Governor Cuomo’s call to action during one of his press conferences, and there was no other option for us but do whatever we could to help.”South Pasadena’s Bissell House Bed & Breakfast has dedicated all seven rooms at the B&B and its amenities to safely house these doctors during the crisis at no cost.“We are working closely with the Huntington Hospital leadership to ensure the safety of the property staff and the doctors themselves with specific protocols designed to ensure a comfortable stay for as long as they need,” said Bissell House owner Will Hoyman. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business Newslast_img read more

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UL street party students threatened with expulsion

first_imgOne of the photos shared online showing students gathered at College Court in Castletroy on Monday evening.UNIVERSITY of Limerick students involved in Tuesday evening’s chaotic street party, which is now the subject of a Garda investigation, have been warned that they are facing the possibility of expulsion for breaching public health guidelines.UL management were due to meet on Wednesday to discuss the situation which saw three men in their 20s arrested for alleged drugs and public order offences and 30 fixed notice penalties issued by Gardaí after a student street party in the College Court area of Castletroy.In a statement issued on Wednesday morning, UL  President Professor Kerstin Mey said it was clear there was a small minority of the university’s 16,500 students who live in off campus estates who are consistently ignoring government and institutional guidelines.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Students found to have broken the UL Code of Conduct will face the full rigour of our disciplinary process including temporary suspension and possible expulsion,” she added.A Limerick nurse, who is working on the front line in the battle against Covid-19, has described University of Limerick student house parties as “out of control”.The nurse, who lives in the general vicinity of UL, called for round-the-clock Garda patrols as well as the installation of CCTV cameras following Tuesday’s chaotic scenes, in which flares and fireworks exploded near cars, houses, and groups of student revellers.“It’s shocking now, they have broken glass in houses, there was a fire in a house, there are holes in the walls of houses, basically the houses are being thrashed,” said the nurse, who did not want to be identified.“A Garda patrol needs to be permanently based around the area. There are a few Gardaí who come and go and they have to go into these house parties that could potentially have Covid-19, and then go home to their families.“The students are partying up on roofs, and somebody is going to fall off one of those roofs. There is a huge drink and drugs problem in the area,” the nurse added.Meanwhile, a Castletroy landlord described the recent partying at College Court, near UL, as a “super-spreader” Covid event.The landlord said that they, along with others renting out houses to students in the vicinity of UL, were afraid to approach the properties during similar periods of unrest.“Some of the residents are very frightened and it’s getting progressively worse.”He claimed students danced on roofs, destroyed properties, urinated on the street and took drink and drugs at a time when the country is suffering the economic and health devastation of Covid-19.“Will someone have to get hurt or fall off a roof for this madness to stop?” he asked.“They are even calling Careysfort Avenue ‘The Gaza Strip’, an indication of the volatile and lawless zone it has become.”The landlord praised Gardaí for doing “a reasonable job when they have been called” but he said, “a lot more needs to be done to return this area to calm”.He called for the Garda Divisional Drug Unit to patrol the area as a deterrent and claimed students had been intimidating locals.A Garda source described Tuesday night’s scenes in Castletroy as “a shit show”.UL student Tadgh O’Toole tweeted his anger at what happened: “I’m a University of Limerick student myself, sitting at home online now since this time last year praying to get back down to college at some stage before I finish college and then ye see that shit tonight in College Court. Will ye just go home tf**k yiz selfish pr***ks #limerick.”Limerick teacher Sarah O’Connor tweeted: “Absolutely gutted having seen those videos from College Court in Limerick tonight. All of the sacrifices we have all made absolutely thrown in our faces. Disgraceful.” Twitter NewsUL street party students threatened with expulsionBy David Raleigh – March 5, 2021 2311 Facebook Previous articleAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 45 | Is Twitter a pit of poisonous toxicity?Next articleLimerick hit by seven Bank of Ireland branch closures David Raleigh Linkedincenter_img Email Print Advertisement WhatsApplast_img read more

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Bobble-Head Birds See Straight

first_imgAnyone who has fed pigeons in the park has probably wondered why they bob their heads forward and back when they walk.  It not only looks comical to us, it seems like it would give them a very confused sense of sight.  Leave it to scientists to go find out why birds bob their heads.  Strangely, nobody seems to have studied this before.    A team of Maryland biologists decided to investigate, and just published their results in Current Biology.1  They found that the head bobbing actually maximizes the amount of time the eyes see a stationary picture.  “The stable phase of bird head-bobbing movements is particularly interesting,” they say, “because the behavior, unique to birds, clearly contributes to visual gaze stabilization.”  (To make this all sound scientific, they had to give it the highfalutin name “gaze stabilization.”)Many species of birds move their heads forward through a series of successive, fixed positions when walking.  This unique ‘head-bobbing” behavior stabilizes visual fields during body movement, preventing motion blur of the retinal image.  Gaze stabilization could be required for successful visual search, particularly for moving objects, but the time available for stabilization varies with walking speed.  No direct evidence has been published showing that birds favor the stabilization phase while foraging either for moving or immobile food.  We examined head-bobbing behavior in foraging whooping cranes, Grus americana, as they searched the ground for food, and found that they walk at speeds that allow the head to be immobilized at least 50% of the time.  This result strongly suggests that, in cranes and probably many other birds, visual fixation via head stabilization is necessary for object detection and identification during visual search. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)They chose Big Bird the whooping crane because its head, with eyes nearly five feet off the ground, makes the bobbing easy to observe.  Watching male and female cranes feed in a pen, they recorded their movements with a video camera, and analyzed the motion mathematically.  Think of the two extremes: “At a slow pace, fixation is possible almost all the time, but the area that can be searched is limited,” they write, but “At near-running speeds, much more ground can be covered, but head thrusts dominate the thrust-fixation cycle.”  (For the rest of us, that means that while the bird is running, its head would bob so often the vision would be blurry.)    Birds forage at a walking pace that gives them the best of both: a large search area, and stable eyes to detect prey.  Their preferred walking pace allows them to see with tripod-steady intervals about 50% of the time, giving them occasions to change their head angle and “fixate new objects of visual interest,” they say.  Pigeons bob their heads when landing, they noted, and herons assume a rigid gaze, even if the perch moves under their feet.  These observations suggest that a steady gaze is important to a bird.  In conclusion, they say, “The observation that foraging whooping cranes favor visual fixation strongly implies that for them, and probably many other species of birds, stabilization of vision is necessary for object detection, recognition, and localization.”1Kronin, Kinlock and Olsen, “Head-bobbing behavior in foraging whooping cranes favors visual fixation,” Current Biology, Volume 15, Issue 7, 12 April 2005, Pages R243-R244, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2005.03.036.For this to evolve, the neck muscles had to adapt to fast controlled motion while the brain simultaneously found a way to interpret the motion.  Additional structural support might be needed to keep the eyes from popping out.  Does the brain tune out the jerky part of the motion and stitch together a seamless set of still images?  Perhaps so.  It would be interesting to project on a screen how the smart bird brain (see 02/01/2005) interprets its visual input.  This story illustrates how even the simplest everyday phenomena in the living world around us have a purpose.  Investigating such things with careful observation and analysis often reveals an amazing set of parts working together harmoniously for the big picture. (Visited 53 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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South African soccer fans meet their English Premier League heroes in Joburg

first_imgTottenham Hotspurs’ mascot, Chirpy, not only won the hearts of locals but was there to support his side when they faced LiverpoolMarcel Desailly, Robbie Fowler and former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe were at the BPL Live event conducting training sessions with young and aspiring footballersKamal “Kamalio” Ranchod, one of South Africa’s, and indeed the world’s, best freestyle footballers, showed off his tricks in front of a crowd of over 15 000. Ranchod is twice the national winner of the Red Bull Freestyle Football competition and was placed runner-up in the 2010 world championship: Sunderland AFC coach, Michael Havelock, gives aspiring footballers priceless tips at the Pitch Zone. Havelock has been hosting coaching clinics for more than 180 underprivileged boys since his arrival in South Africa last monthLiverpool supporters celebrate after their team score the opening goal in their 4-0 demolition of Tottenham Hotspur. More than 15 000 fans attended the event on SundayFans were given the opportunity to test their dribbling and shooting at the Skills Zonelast_img read more

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ThisWeKnow: New Semantic Web App Tames Massive Data Sets from Data.gov

first_imgData.gov launched in May this year to make huge data sets of information from federal agencies available in machine-readable formats. While incredibly valuable, these data sets are not particularly useful in their current format to anyone but researchers, statisticians, sociologists, developers, or others used to parsing databases searching for trends.At least for geographically relevant information, ThisWeKnow provides one use case for the data sets. Users can enter the name or ZIP code of any community and get details on all kinds of factors, from violent crime to companies releasing pollutants.Each search for a location will generate a page of “factoids,” as ThisWeKnow calls them. Single sentences that express statistics about the community, these factoids can be clicked for deeper digging, as seen below, or can be shared on Twitter by clicking the “tweet this” links on the page. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start Developed by a consortium of three different organizations (web app shop and data analysis firm GreenRiver.org, web design studio Sway Design, and semantic web database company Intellidimension), ThisWeKnow is written in Ruby on Rails. It communicates via SPARQL to an RDF database. The source code is available under an MIT license at GitHub. Users can also see the SPARQL query that generated the information on any particular page of the site.Out of the box, ThisWeKnow presents interesting information; however, we are interested to see how the developers proceed to offer more options for sorting, comparing, and visualizing the available data.GreenRiver.org managing director Michael Knapp addressed our desire for more granular data in an email, saying, “The presentation of these data at the town level was somewhat arbitrary – we figured it would be more recognizable to end users than block groups, etc. We needed to combine numerous data sets which present data at very different spatial aggregations, and of the 9 or 10 databases we’ve loaded, only one used coordinate data… Our vision is to have numerous facets into these data, including time (history), issues, etc., in addition to place-based ‘factoids’.”In its first phase of development, the ThisWeKnow team has focused on a handful of spatially focused data sets from six different agencies in the Data.gov catalog. Ultimately, they hope to make the entire Data.gov catalog available to the public and give developers an API to access the data, as well. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting jolie odell 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Bridal Kangana Ranaut rings pretty

first_imgBollywood beauties added some much needed glamour to the third day of the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 on Saturday evening. However, the wow-factor started off on a rough note as Rockstar actress Nargis Fakhri had a major oops moment when the slit of her black gown tore upwards while she was walking the ramp as showstopper for jewellery brand Azva.The US-born model-turned-actress handled the situation confidently, and covered her leg with the flair of the gown while laughing it off with a radiant smile. Notwithstanding the malfunction, Fakhri sizzled in the plunging neck black dress, which had been accessorised with an elaborate gold choker necklace from the brand. The collection featured smart gold designs that were teamed with western wear dresses, skirts and trousers, giving a fresh take on how to sport traditional gold jewellery with a modern twist. Model Priya Sachdev also walked for Azva.Kangana Ranaut rocks in red at fashion show, Nargis Fakhri in splits after ramp mishap.Unfortunately, the audience had to wait for a long time for the second show, by designer couple Falguni and Shane Peacock. Catering to the young and sporty bride, the couple’s collection titled ‘Nuitsauge’, which means a wild take on vintage, included a variety of lehenga-jacket combinations with pretty vintage patterns digitally printed on poly- satin fabric.Biker jackets, bomber jackets and georgette sweatshirts with gold sequin embroidery kept the designs young, while long gold-toned tulle capes with Roman wreath patterns added antique appeal. Though not strictly bridal, the show featured memorable pieces such as the embellished nude- coloured gowns and embroidered lehengas that were styled with hair ornaments. Entrepreneur Charu Sachdev walked the ramp for the show in an asymmetricalpleated anarkali with embroidered churidar and a transparent flowing jacket.advertisementThe highlight of the day was the much-awaited show by ace designer Suneet Varma, who pulled in the crowd with his elaborate set design, making it the first show of this year’s fashion week with a grand stage set-up. The show began with aerial silk acrobatics artist Goura Prema performing atop a life-size elephant made of papier-mache. The stage was transformed into a Rajasthani palace of Rajasthan with architectural domes forming a balcony, and models looked down upon the audience from these high jharokas. Inspired by Rajasthan’s Shekhawati region, the collection featured a variety of mirror-work embellishments with large borders in thread embroidery, stark white and ivory.last_img read more

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Here is your horoscope for the day: August 30, 2014

first_imgARIESGet in touch with your inner guide and trust your intuition as it is showing you where to go right now. Your priorities are made clear and situations or relationships are easy to resolve. Professional matters take precedence as you have deadlines to meet. Lucky number 3. Colour cherry red.TAURUS Make sure you are not stuck in a head-trip, which blocks you from seeing different points of view. Lighten up and use your great practical wisdom to achieve your own goals without competing with others. You are subtle while handling emotional situations. Lucky number 15. Colour brown.GEMINIYou are creative and strong in professional projects with new ideas and original concepts. You are generous in family and personal relationships, preserving goodwill and harmony. You have the energy for sport, social activity and hectic schedules. Lucky number 5. Colour earthy brown.CANCERAfter a stressful time you feel depleted, tend to think negatively and undermine your confidence. Instead of making unstable efforts to achieve success, stay with decisions and avoid vacillating. Retain your self-esteem and display dynamic aspects and qualities. Lucky number 7. Colour red.LEOYou tend to go over the top by over reacting to situations emotionally and over indulging in food, drink, work etc. Maintain balance in all areas to gain stability and success. Inner centering and awareness bring a new transformation in relationships and work. Lucky number 7. Colour green.VIRGOYou fall in love with a new person or new idea as eight Wands of light create energy of high velocity. Things happen quickly and you have to be ready with swift decisions or you could miss a golden opportunity. Unexpected happenings can trigger off many changes. Lucky number 8. Colour pink.advertisementLIBRA You bring stability and order in professional projects with a dynamic, forceful and assertive approach. You need to reassure friends and family about your love for them. Sharing and enjoying the little joys of life is as important as achieving great success. Lucky number 4. Colour yellow.SCORPIO Inception of a new venture and partnership proves to be gainful and progressive. You make new beginnings in relationships with a positive approach. A path to complete a difficult assignment opens up for you as you get assistance from an experienced person. Lucky number 14. Colour white.SAGITTARIUSYou are able to influence trends and changes in your field of activity. Despite having a hold on situations and people, there is a harmony of justice that you are appreciated for. Love, romance and loyalty in relationships opens doors to many possibilities. Lucky number 2. Colour red.CAPRICORN Your winning strategy is one of pacific resistance rather than dynamic offensive. You maintain your position of power as business situations stabilize. You are able to negotiate deals and come to terms with conflicting interests. Relationships are invaluable. Lucky number 4. Colour red.AQUARIUSRuthless people with overweening ambition need to be avoided. You tend to get emotional easily so remain centered and witnessing within rather than over reacting to situations. Deep feelings of love in relationships are countered by negative attitudes at work. Lucky number 6. Colour blue.PISCESThere is love and peace in relationships. Business and financial matters are arranged and settled according to plan. A joyful event brings much happiness. Whatever you pursue, is crowned with perfect success. Be simple and straightforward to resolve issues. Lucky number 10. Colour orange.last_img read more

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Tennis elbow surgery

first_imgDefinition Tennis elbow is caused by doing the same forceful arm movements over and over. It creates small, painful tears in the tendons in your elbow.This injury can be caused by tennis, other racquet sports, and activities such as turning a wrench or chopping with a knife. The outside (lateral) elbow tendon is most commonly injured. The inside (medial) and backside (posterior) tendons can also be affected.This article discusses surgery to repair tennis elbow. Alternative NamesLateral epicondylitis – surgery; Lateral tendinosis – surgery; Lateral tennis elbow – surgeryDescription Surgery to repair tennis elbow is usually an outpatient surgery. This means you will not stay in the hospital overnight.You will be given medicine to help you relax and make you sleepy. Numbing medicine (anesthesia) is given in your arm. This blocks pain during your surgery.You will usually be awake during the surgery.If you have open surgery, your surgeon will make one cut (incision) over your injured tendon. The unhealthy part of the tendon is scraped away. The surgeon may repair the tendon using something called a suture anchor, or it may be stitched to other tendons.When the surgery is over, the cut is closed with stitches.Sometimes, tennis elbow surgery is done using an arthroscope. This is a thin tube with a tiny camera and light on the end. Before surgery, you will get the same medicines as in open surgery to make you relax and to block pain.The surgeon makes 1 or 2 small cuts, and inserts the scope. The scope is attached to a video monitor. This helps your surgeon see inside the elbow area. The surgeon scrapes away the unhealthy part of the tendon.advertisementWhy the Procedure is Performed You may need surgery if you:Have tried other treatments for at least 3 months; andAre still having pain that limits your activity.Treatments you should try first are:Limit activity or sports to rest your arm.Change the sports equipment you are using.Take medicines such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen.Do exercises to relieve pain.Your doctor can recommend some.Make workplace changes to improve your sitting position and how you use equipment at work.Wear elbow splints or braces to rest your muscles and tendons.Get shots of steroid medicine, such as cortisone.Risks Risks of tennis elbow surgery are:Loss of strength in your forearmDecreased range of motion in your elbowNeed for long-term physical therapyAllergic reactions to medicinesBleedingInfectionInjury to nerves or blood vesselsScar that is sore when you touch itNeed for more surgeryBefore the Procedure Always tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including those bought without a prescription. This includes herbs, supplements, and vitamins.You may be asked to stop taking drugs that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen, (Advil, Motrin), and naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve).Ask your doctor which medicines you should still take on the day of your surgery.If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your doctor or nurse for help. Smoking can slow healing.Tell your doctor if you have a cold, flu, fever, or other sickness before your surgery.You will usually be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 to 12 hours before surgery.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the surgery center.You can go home when the medicine that made you sleepy and relaxed wears off. ReferencesBudoff JE. Tendon Injuries and Tendinopathies. In: Trumble T, ed. Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics – Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder. 1st ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2005:chap 35. Phillips BB. Arthroscopy of the Upper Extremity. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 49.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by the A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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SPORT-RESULT 7

first_img7th race: Malenahalli Plate (Div-I) 1200M: Regency7th race: Malenahalli Plate (Div-I) 1200M: Regency Girl (Vikram Singh) 57.5 Suraj 1, Love For Life 56.5 Nikhil Naidu 2, Rocket Punch 57.5 Ashad Asbar 3, A Crown 57 John 4. Not Run: Brunesco. 3 l, 1l, l. T: 1:15.98. Tote: Rs 27 (W). 14, 60, 19 (P). Fc: Rs 471. Q: Rs 427. Shp: Rs 218. Trinalla: Rs 1,373 & 456. Exacta: Rs 7,720 & 2,291. Fav: Regency Girl (Neil Darashah)(MORE)PTI COR RBSlast_img

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