Too Soon for Vaccinated Pasadenans to Drop Mask Wearing

first_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SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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Top of the News More Cool Stuff 26 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Although revised guidelines released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can largely stop wearing a mask in most indoor and outdoor situations, Pasadena has not yet adopted this policy and is working with state officials to determine potential changes to the standing mask order.It was not immediately clear when and if California and local health officials would align with the new CDC guidance.L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said the county will wait to complete a review of the CDC recommendation in order to “make sensible adjustments to the orders that are currently in place.”The CDC’s guidance serves as advice, but state and local authorities can impose stricter requirements based on circumstances.“This is a welcome statement on the CDC’s confidence in the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, given the real-world data that shows strong protection for those who are fully vaccinated,” said Pasadena Public Health Director Dr. Ying-Ying Goh. “We are working with the state to determine future changes to the mask order. Employers must still follow Cal-OSHA requirements, which are currently under review by the state.”The new CDC guidance does not completely drop mask recommendations for vaccinated people. Face coverings are still recommended in some settings — such as aboard planes and buses or in crowded settings, such as hospitals.“Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky.Walensky also said people who are vaccinated but are “immune compromised” should talk to their doctor before giving up their mask.“This is an exciting and powerful moment,” Walensky said of the announcement, while also urging more people to get vaccinated.“The science is also very clear about unvaccinated people: you remain at risk of mild or severe illness, of death, or of spreading the disease,” she said. “You should still wear a mask, and you should get vaccinated right away.”Gov. Gavin Newsom indicated this week that the state will likely ease its mask mandate on June 15, when all other COVID restrictions on businesses and gatherings are set to be eliminated. Newsom told Fox 11 News the state will continue to make recommendations for mask-wearing in select circumstances. But he said mask-wearing will likely only be required in large-scale indoor gatherings.“Only in those settings that are indoor,” he told Fox 11. “Only in those massively large settings, where people — from around the world, not just around the country — are convening, and where people are mixing in real dense spaces.“Otherwise, we’ll make guidance, recommendations, but no mandates and no restrictions,” he said. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img HerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Subscribe 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 Community News Community News Too Soon for Vaccinated Pasadenans to Drop Mask Wearing CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 3:03 pm Business Newslast_img read more

For Tech in Mortgage, Constant Innovation is Key

first_img February 6, 2018 1,777 Views  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News, Servicing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Anthony Pham FinTech JMAC Lending Machine Learning OCR 2018-02-06 David Wharton Share Save Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago For Tech in Mortgage, Constant Innovation is Key Previous: Still No Peak in Sight for Home Values Next: FDIC Dodd-Frank Stress Test Scenarios Highlight Economic Expectations Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles You have an interesting dual role. You’re JMAC Lending’s CFO and Director of innovation. What does your day look like when it comes to balancing those two sides?As CFO my big focus is strategy and financial planning. I don’t think of my life as day-to-day, it’s more on a weekly basis. Every Monday we’ll revisit our strategy, and the biggest thing for us is to make sure that we’re meeting our goals as a company, our financial and strategic objectives. On the technology side, we have a technology team of eight people, and we’ve grown it from three. I work a lot with our IT team to make sure that we’re meeting our roadmap. Let’s say we have 15 projects going at the same time, and so our challenge is that our business people and our technology people, there are gaps in how they plan and in how they deploy software, so my thing is to really fill that gap until I’m no longer needed.You’ve talked about the challenges of that customer-facing side of things. How do you work to ensure that you’re making the best choices as far as what software to use and how do you work to put all those pieces together? Because it seems like there are so many different possible apps and so many possible technologies that you could use.You have to have a good vendor selection process, so we identify who the stakeholders are and we work to collect what their needs are. Their needs are typically tied to their current way of doing things and as we’re purchasing new technology, we don’t want that to continue, to keep doing the same thing. So the biggest focus for us these days is customer experience. Is the software easy to use from a customer-facing side, and then is it easy to use on an internal-facing side? That’s becoming more and more important …We want to spend less time administrating technology. We want less worry about the technology and more worry about the business. So the right technology partners are going to have a good design philosophy, and then they’re also going to have quick development cycles to be able to meet our demands or meet their client demands. I think historically, software has been very slow to release. Our Alloy Software releases on a quarterly cycle, and that’s … maybe that may have been pretty good back in the day. One year, two years ago. But I think with how technology is heading, it’s important to find a partner that is innovating on a weekly basis and has that fixed cycle.What are some of the technologies that you’re seeing that you think have a real chance of being transformative for the industry, in 2018 and beyond?I think there has been a lot of focus on customer-facing technology and I think a lot of people are missing out in terms of after you acquire the customer, how do you make sure that the rest of the process is efficient and effective? For the last 20 years, we’ve focused on manufacturing a product, being really good at that, but we never thought about the customer.So as we’re manufacturing, I think the customer is demanding more touch points. They’re demanding more transparency. So for us, I think our biggest challenge or opportunity is making sure that the technology is solving this problem and that our people are embracing it to help the customer. On a tactical level, that’s what our focus is, but I think on a strategic level, machine learning has a big play.Being in wholesale, one of our weaknesses is we get a hundred-page submission from our broker and we have to index it, we have to review it, we have to validate it. So if a system could index it … that’s relatively elementary for systems today, but if they could take the data out of it and interpret it and use that data to kind of pre-underwrite the loan, it would make the manufacturing process more efficient. So you’re just trying to get more data and being able to use that data as a person would. That’s a big area where there is opportunity.I think really understanding our customers and segmenting them into greater level of detail [is important]. Like our broker business, we could segment them into products and into size, but one of the big things is, we’re implementing marketing automation. And marketing automation allows you to understand your customer from a marketing standpoint. So you’ll send out your newsletters, right? They’ll click on it and you have that data point, and then you also have what they’re doing on your website, and then you also have how they interact with you as customers. So by having all those data points, it allows you to be more tailored and specific to your customers. Hopefully, [this lets you] predict what they’re thinking more effectively.One of our big initiatives is really incorporating OCR into our workflow. We have about 10 people in our company and their job is to index files. Indexing files is a big component of the processor’s job. … That’s a big thing about robotics and OCR is, you’re taking the monotony out of people’s lives so that they’re enabled to do more things. I think being in Santa Ana and Orange County, we have high bias towards ensuring that we integrate more robotics, more automation into our process. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Anthony Pham FinTech JMAC Lending Machine Learning OCR The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / For Tech in Mortgage, Constant Innovation is Key Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

Urris School Bus concerns to be discussed at public meeting tonight

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleBrown bins to be introduced across ten more areas in DonegalNext articleDonegal Cllr Niamh Kennedy to run for Independent Alliance in next General Election admin A public meeting will take place tonight at Tirnasligo National School outside Clonmany to discuss the ongoing insistence of the government that children from the Urris area going to secondary school should go to Buncrana.Traditionally, post primary pupils from the area have gone to Carndonagh Community School, but the government has now changed how it determines bus routes, and is using Mamore Gap to establish that Buncrana is closer. However, parents argue the gap is dangerous in the winter and totally unsuitable for buses.Spokesperson Brian Harkin says a number of parents will have a private meeting with Junior MInister Joe Mc Hugh this afternoon, and they are hoping other public representatives will attend tonight’s meeting.Speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, he confirmed their latest appeal has been refused……..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest By admin – June 29, 2015 Urris School Bus concerns to be discussed at public meeting tonight RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Homepage BannerNews Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Applications for the back to school allowance in Donegal are up to date

first_img Pinterest Applications for the back to school allowance in Donegal are up to date By News Highland – August 25, 2010 Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Newsx Adverts Figures from the HSE show that applications for the back to school allowance in Donegal are up to date.To date the executive has recieved 11,200 applications in the Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim – of those 10,600 have been processed with 500 forms currently outstanding.The amount allocate to these three counties so far is 5.1 million euro. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleA5 motorway is not needed according to UUP Assembly memberNext articleFG wants Donegal County Council to supply IDA with marketting material News Highland last_img read more

Deadly Northern California wildfire ‘taking down everything in its path,’ spawning firenadoes

first_imgABC News(SHASTA COUNTY, Calif) — The Carr Fire in Northern California that has claimed the life of a bulldozer operator and injured at least three firefighters is “taking everything down in its path,” a fire official said.Winds reaching 60 mph are creating firenadoes strong enough to overturn vehicles, authorities said.Thousands of homes have been evacuated on the western edge of Redding, which has a population of about 90,000. Tim Hinkson of the California Highway Patrol said the CHP is going door to door to assist in evacuations.The fire was earlier estimated to have claimed nearly 30,000 acres and was about 6 percent contained, but authorities said that acreage is expected to increase “dramatically.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

Searchers find body after avid hiker goes missing on Mount Hood; still unidentified

first_imgMountainWaveSAR/Twitter(PORTLAND, Oregan) — Authorities believe they may have found the body of an avid hiker who went missing in Oregon, prompting a massive search and rescue operation in the Mount Hood area.Diana Bober, 55, was last seen on Aug. 29, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.Searchers located the body of a woman at the bottom of a steep ravine about two miles up a hiking trail Monday afternoon, Portland ABC affiliate KATU reported.Officials have yet to identify the body, which was found down a 200-foot embankment on Hunchback Trail.Bober is an avid hiker known to frequent the area, and her family was worried that something might have happened to her, a Gresham police department spokesperson said.Her car was found in the Zigzag Ranger Station area, the sheriff’s office said this weekend.Two hikers also found Bober’s backpack on Aug. 30, reported Portland ABC affiliate KATU.Officials said Monday they spoke to the hikers who found her backpack and were able to narrow down the search area to about 2 square miles.“She’s not a survivalist or carrying a tent on her backpack or anything like that,” Bober’s sister, Alison Bober, told KATU.As rescue crews search, Bober’s family members have flown to Oregon from Virginia and Texas.“She’s petite and red haired and has all the liveliness that you would expect to go with that,” Alison Bober told KATU. “She is full of life, interested in ideas, interested in people. We’ve stayed close even though we are so far away.”“It’s helpful to be together. We just felt like we had to be here,” Alison Bober added.Bober is described as having red hair and hazel eyes. She stands at about 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 115 pounds.Anyone with information is urged to call the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office at 503-655-8211.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Colleges rethink reopening: ‘If these steps are not successful, we’ll have to send students home’

first_imgsshepard/iStockBy HALEY YAMADA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Back-to-school season is off to a challenging start. As new cases of the coronavirus are reported at K-12 schools that have reopened, many others are facing the difficult decision of whether or not to return to in-person classes. At some of the nation’s top universities, administrators are also struggling to formulate a cohesive plan to keep students on campus and safe from the virus. After reopening last week, the University of Notre Dame reported 89 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, saying they were linked to a campus party. The school announced new restrictions that would go into effect for the next two weeks, including remote instruction for undergrads, closed public spaces and requiring off campus students to remain off campus.“If these steps are not successful, we’ll have to send students home as we did last spring,” announced Rev. John I. Jenkins, president of the university. The university’s decision comes as 1,800 high school students are currently quarantining in Cherokee County, Georgia following a return to in-person school on Aug. 3. At the University of Texas Austin, where students moved in on Monday, sophomore Sophia Gurin is already worried that she will be sent home because of the virus. “I have an in-person class, so I do have to go to class. I’m going to do my best and practice safety and wear my mask, wash my hands often, but I feel like … it’s spreading pretty fast,” said Gurin. School administrators at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill had to change their plans after just a week since students arrived back on campus. Most in-person instruction was cancelled Monday and the school is now encouraging students to leave campus.“I think we’re going to wait it out and once they kick us out, we’ll go home. I think that’s our plan for now,” said freshman Fiona Kincaid. Health officials are warning college students, many of whom are known to party, that large gatherings are not helpful.“We can’t have these large parties because of the level of asymptomatic spread,” said Dr. Deborah Birx on Aug. 18 at a briefing in Jefferson City, Missouri. At Ithaca College in New York, freshman Rita Aucker was notified in an email from her university president on Monday that school will be online this semester. “And just for general public health and safety reasons, it makes sense for all of us to stay home,” Aucker told ABC News. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

LÉ NIAMH Sails Home from Mediterranean Ops

first_img Authorities Share this article View post tag: Mediterranean Back to overview,Home naval-today LÉ NIAMH Sails Home from Mediterranean Ops October 2, 2015 View post tag: europe View post tag: LE Niamh The Irish Navy’s Patrol Vessel LÉ NIAMH returns from humanitarian and search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean today, October 2.Commanded by Lieutenant Commander Daniel Wall, the 57 sailors of the LÉ NIAMH, augmented by 2 medics from the Army Medical Corps, deployed on July 10 to the Mediterranean where they successfully rescued 4,127 persons and recovered 39 bodies over 24 operations in cooperation with the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre.The LÉ SAMUEL BECKETT has replaced the LÉ NIAMH in the Mediterranean and will continue to provide assistance to persons in distress at sea in accordance with the provisions of international conventions governing search and rescue situations.Image: Irish Navy LÉ NIAMH Sails Home from Mediterranean Opslast_img read more

Oxfordshire Tories maintain power, despite election losses

first_imgMost Oxford students live in one of four wards. Jericho & Osney and St Clements & Cowley both remained Labour controlled, while Iffley Fields & St Mary’s and University Parks both kept Green Party councillors. Overall, Oxford City Council remained controlled by Labour councillors.A surprise result in Oxfordshire was Witney Central, in David Cameron’s constituency, where a Labour councillor gained control from the Tories.The Conservative Party also lost councillors nationally. The party lost control of ten county councils, meaning they now only have majorities in fifteen.Commentators have noted the sudden rise of UKIP, who rose from having eight to 147 county councillors. The Labour Party gained control of two councils, and now have the largest share of voters in the country, at 29%. 34 councils were up for election across England in Wales.There were also two mayoral elections in Doncaster and North Tyneside, both gained by Labour from an Independent and a Conservative mayor respectively.After the results, UKIP leader Nigel Farage described their success as “game changing.” David Cameron vowed to “work hard to win back voters” who had gone over to UKIP.Helena Dollimore, Co-Chair Elect of Oxford University Labour Club, told Cherwell, “We’re delighted with the results in Oxfordshire, which show the public is growing tired of the coalition parties’ record in Government and their track record on the county council.”She continued, “Labour’s brilliant victory in Witney shows the one nation message resonates even on Cameron’s doorstep.”Oxford students’ responses to the results were mixed. Verity Bridge, a first year classicist, opined, “It’s not surprising the Tories are losing control, considering the massive cuts which have been affecting everybody in the UK.”But one St Hilda’s student commented, “There have been some losses, but the recent performance of the economy means things should improve a lot for the Conservatives before the election in 2015.” The Conservatives will continue to lead Oxfordshire County Council’s administration, despite losing their majority last Thursday.After the local elections there was speculation that Labour would gain control, by forming a coalition with the Liberal Democrats, Greens and Independents. However, on Sunday it emerged that Labour have refused to enter a coalition, and the Conservatives will remain in power.Ian Hudspeth, Conservative council leader, has not ruled out forming a coalition with the Liberal Democrats or independents. He previously told the BBC he was “disappointed” by results in Oxfordshire.Stephanie Cherrill, President of Oxford University Conservative Association, told Cherwell, “Whilst it is obviously disappointing that – despite the efforts of CF and local party members across Oxfordshire – we lost overall control of the County Council, we are still the largest party in the county and Karl [sic.] Hudspeth will be looking to form a coalition to continue his good work.“Where we did lose they were often quite narrow losses, and as a mid-term election, the results were neither surprising nor too damaging.”In the elections, Conservatives lost councillors in 14 wards, meaning they are one councillor short of a majority.  Labour remain Oxfordshire’s second largest party, gaining eight councillors so rising to a total of 15. Liberal Democrats gained three seats and now have 11 councillors, and the Green Party kept their councillors in two wards.All 63 seats in the County Council were contested, and the turnout was 32%.The results mean that no party now has overall control, for the first time since the Conservatives gained power of the council in 2005. This division means that it will be harder for the council to pass policies on issues like primary and secondary education, social services, libraries, and town planning unless a coalition is formed.The results were announced on Friday afternoon at Oxford Town Hall, after voting closed at 10’o’clock on Thursday night.last_img read more