Nine deaths reported at Santa Monica nursing homes as COVID-19 becomes leading cause of death in L.A. County

first_imgHomeFeaturedNine deaths reported at Santa Monica nursing homes as COVID-19 becomes leading cause of death in L.A. County Apr. 24, 2020 at 9:15 amFeaturedNewsNine deaths reported at Santa Monica nursing homes as COVID-19 becomes leading cause of death in L.A. CountyMadeleine Pauker1 year agocoronavirusCOVID-19 Coronavirus has become the leading cause of death in Los Angeles County, officials said Thursday.Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said there have been an average of 44 coronavirus deaths per day over the last two weeks. During flu season, an average of five people in Los Angeles County die from the flu each day, Ferrer said. On any given day, eight people die of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and 31 die of heart disease.“These are (typically) the leading causes of death across the county,” she said. “COVID-19 has now become the leading cause of death. These numbers are a stark reminder for all of us of the importance of slowing the spread of COVID-19.”Nearly 800 county residents have died of COVID-19 since the outbreak started, with 68 deaths reported Thursday. About 4 in 10 individuals who died of coronavirus were residents of skilled nursing facilities and similar institutions, Ferrer said.Nine deaths have occurred at two skilled nursing facilities in Santa Monica, county officials reported Thursday.Six patients of the Rehabilitation Center of Santa Monica and three patients of Beachwood Post-Acute & Rehab Center died of COVID-19.Twenty-one patients and 10 staff have tested positive for coronavirus at the Rehabilitation Center. Beachwood has 20 confirmed cases among patients and nine among employees.Additionally, four residents of The Manor, a residential care facility for adults with mental illnesses, and two patients at Ocean Pointe Healthcare Center have tested positive.Across L.A. County, there are 3,343 cases across 286 institutional settings, and 26 skilled nursing facilities have reported 20 or more cases, Ferrer said Thursday.It is unknown how many of the 66 staff and residents in the four local institutions with outbreaks permanently reside in Santa Monica and therefore count toward its official tally of cases or deaths. City of Santa Monica officials said earlier this week that they had not been notified of any deaths among residents.Beachwood administrator Anton Novitsky said the facility started restricting visitors to essential medical staff and screening everyone who entered the facility in early March. Surgical masks were issued to each worker who entered the facility and residents displaying symptoms were tested.On April 1, Beachwood designated its second floor as a COVID-19 unit and began issuing face shields, isolation gowns and N95 masks to workers in the isolation ward, Novitsky said.A spokesperson for the Rehabilitation Center of Santa Monica said the facility had implemented federal and state guidelines regarding COVID-19 to protect its employees and patients.“We are working closely with public health authorities and will continue to work diligently in implementing our COVID-19 infection control policies and procedures, including restricting outside visitors, contracting with an outside service for an in-depth disinfecting of the center, providing personal protective equipment to our employees along with our residents when they leave their individual rooms, and numerous other initiatives,” a spokesperson said.The Manor did not respond to a request for comment, and Ocean Pointe could not be immediately reached for comment.On Thursday, Ferrer announced 1,081 confirmed cases of coronavirus throughout the county, bringing the total to 17,508. More than 1,800 people are hospitalized, with nearly one-third in the ICU and one-fifth on ventilators.She said the high number of cases she has reported this week primarily reflect increased testing capacity — between 10,000 and 12,000 individuals can now be tested each day in L.A. County — as well as a backlog of test results that were not previously reported.Ferrer reiterated that the county could see a surge in cases and deaths if it lifts its Safer at Home order. Once the county is able to relax parts of the order, people will need to continue physically distancing themselves from each other.“If at any point we relax physical distancing requirements and more people are out and about and in contact with each other, there will be more spread of COVID-19,” she said.In Santa Monica, five new cases were confirmed Thursday and the city now has 144 cases. Nearly 16 out of every 10,000 residents are confirmed to have COVID-19, although an antibody study the county released earlier this week suggests that the true number of residents with coronavirus could be much higher.The number of cases in Santa Monica has risen 44% over the last week after increasing only 19% the week before. Some of the new cases confirmed this week can be attributed to the backlog of test results.Ferrer said the county has seen a dramatic increase in cases among people experiencing homelessness, mostly because of a large outbreak at Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles. Of the 100 people experiencing homelessness who have tested positive, 55 lived in eight separate shelters and are now in quarantine.This article was updated April 24 at 9:15 [email protected] :coronavirusCOVID-19share on Facebookshare on Twittershow 2 comments April 23, 2020 at 5:43 PM HarveyMushman says: People are not wearing masks and not social distancing. While walking people are running right next to me..one man was spitting and running on sam vicente another was coughing and not wearing mask or covering his face..why dont police issue tickets or citations Comments are closed. @Helen…Did you bother reading this article the only people who have did in Santa Monica are elderly people in nursing home who are normally severely compromised. No healthy adults have died in Santa Monica…. take a deep breath and relax or you are going to drive yourself crazy…center_img April 24, 2020 at 6:35 PM 2 Comments Helen says: Here are all the Santa Monica restaurants still open for takeout and deliveryFormer City Manager Rick Cole to receive several months of salary after departureYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img read more

International Workshop “Moving Borders”

first_img September 11, 2014 Published by atredondo Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. LinkedIn 0 Similar Stories Share 0 Where Does Europe End? Summer School: Borders in the Post-Socialist Space: Past, Present, Future Pocket Youth Exchange: Moving Borderscenter_img Tweet Reddit International Workshop “Moving Borders” Deadline: 21 September 2014Open to: young people between 18-23 years old coming from Germany, Poland, UkraineVenue: 1-9 November 2014 in Berlin, Warsaw and  LvivDescriptionCitizens of Europe in collaboration with the Polish Schuman Foundation and the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe is organising the International Workshop “Moving borders”. The project will focus on the concept of discrimination, by way of a train journey from Berlin, via Warsaw, to Lviv, with seminars in each city. It will take place from the 1st to the 9th of November 2014, gathering 15 participants from Germany, Poland and Ukraine. The main aim of the training is to connect people beyond borders, overcome stereotypes and change perspectives.EligibilityIn order to participate you must:Be between 18-23 years old;Be a resident of Germany, Poland or Ukraine;Have a good knowledge of English;Be interested in trans-disciplinary and inter-cultural issues involving Germany, Poland and Ukraine.CostsThe organizers will cover accommodation, food, programme and travel costs. There is a small participation fee that you need to check with your local organisation. For Ukrainian participants, the organizers will help with visa applications.ApplicationIn order to apply you must send one-page CV and a creative presentation on moving borders in your daily life to convince the organizers about your motivation. It could be a power point, an article, a short video message or a film.If you are a resident of Germany, you should send your application to Will Clark: [email protected] you are a resident of Poland, you should send your application to Marek Peda: [email protected] you are a resident of Ukraine, you should send your application to Iryna Matsevko: [email protected] deadline to apply is 21 September 2014.For further information please visit the official call. ← PhD Program for Gender, Culture and Society +1 Peace Revolution Fellowship →last_img read more

Disciplinary Committee urged to speed up rulings

first_imgThe Premier League Board (PLB) has appealed to the Disciplinary Committee (DC) through the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to speed up the rulings of cases lodged on their corridors.The outgrowing number of protracted cases at the door steps of the legislative body has affected the smooth pace of the league, a situation which has compelled the PLB to goad the DC to bark faster.According to PLB Chairman, Welbeck Abra-Appiah, the DC only handled 10 of the 23 cases on their table during the first round of the season.With the second round of the season set to roll this week, there are strong indications that the cases might swell and the PLB is thus urging the DC to hasten with its rulings.“Hooliganism is gradually creeping into the League and as a way of addressing this canker; disciplinary cases, especially those related to misconduct and violence refereed to the DC ought to be decided with dispatch to serve as deterrent to others.”On the choice of strips, the PLB Chairman told GNA Sports his outfit would not communicate to Clubs on the option available to them for matches contrary to last season’s practice. Abra-Appiah said Clubs are required to go to every match venue with their home and away strips to avert the situation that reared its head during the week six clash involving Berekum Arsenal and Kumasi Asante Kotoko at the Golden City Park, Berekum.The game was called off by the match officials after a supposedly clash of colours by the two Clubs.The match which was rescheduled for December 26, however, ended barren.Source: GNAlast_img read more

Tough test at Khao Kheow

first_imgIPGC Pattaya Golf Society at the Links BarA new golfing week began for the Pattaya Golf Society with a trip to Khao Kheow to play a stableford round on the course which was in fine condition with quick greens.  The large field got away on time and the day stayed fair if humid throughout.Khao Kheow Golf & Country Club.Scoring, for some reason became a problem, and the average across the field was only 27+ points, which is low when compared with the PGS average.  Murray Edwards returned the only birdie ‘2’ on the day, a fine putt on A5 securing the honour.In third place was Simon Kendall with 34 points and Kevin Timbrell saw a renaissance in his game with 37 points for second place.  Once again Mike Firkin impressed with some long and accurate drives and finished with 38 points for the win. Back at a bar in temporary chaos, in an effort to get the Links ready for the new owner’s opening day event on Wednesday, the golfers enjoyed a convivial presentation which saw warm welcomes offered to Greg Gawron and Jim Ferris whilst Kevin LaBar took his leave after his first experiences of golf with the PGS.  He will be back for more, for sure!Two-way tie at Pleasant ValleyThe Pattaya Golf Society ended a hectic week with a visit to Pleasant Valley on Friday, 9th September to play a stableford competition from the blue tees.  The day was hot and breezy and the course was in good condition except that the fairways were soft and greens were patchy and recovering from repairs.  Scoring would not be easy as results would show.In third place was Simon Kendall, playing his final round this trip, with a solid round of 32 points whilst Masa Takano and Mr Len shared the win with 33 points each.  There were no birde ‘2’s on a day when putting held the extra challenge of slow greens, which are a feature of the course.The empty course meant an early finish to the day and a relaxed drive back to town.  Next week things would be different with trips to Treasure Hill and Bangpra the main feature.last_img read more

Padraig Joyce To Be Put Forward For Ratification As New Galway Senior Football Manager

first_imgA Statement from the Galway County Board Said… Galway Bay FM Sport Understands that Padraig Joyce has accepted the Galway Bay FM Sport Understands that Padraig Joyce has accepted the position of Galway Senior Football Manager and his name will be put forward for ratification at a meeting of the Galway County Board next Friday. It is also understood that his management team will consist of John Divilly, John Concannon and Micheal O’Domhnaill with the new management team getting a three-year term Following interviews for the position of Galway Senior Football Manager, the interview Committee will be recommending Padraic Joyce and his selectors John Divilly, Michéal Ó Domhnaill and John Concannon for ratification to the Management and County Committee at their meeting next week.Galway G.A.A would like to thank Liam Kearns for his interest in the fortunes of Galway and wish him well in the future print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Pochettino says Levy is worried he could quit Spurs for Man Utd or Real Madrid

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO has joked “worrier” Daniel Levy is “concerned” about losing him as Tottenham boss.The Argentine was in relaxed mood after guiding his side to the Champions League last 16.3 Mauricio Pochettino suggests Daniel Levy is concerned over the reports he is wanted by Manchester United and Real MadridCredit: ReutersBut Pochettino is being repeatedly linked with jobs at Real Madrid and Manchester United.Speaking tongue-in-cheek, Pochettino, who signed a new five-year Spurs deal in May, said: “Daniel does not laugh.“I know it gets boring but he maybe is worried, he is concerned. It is normal.“It is not nice for Daniel to hear all that of course. Do I have to reassure him? No.3 Pochettino poked fun at his chairman Daniel Levy by claiming he would be worried by the speculationCredit: Getty Images – Getty“It is like in football when a sporting director or president says ‘No, the manager is going to be here and we trust in him’ and next game out.“If you reassure something it’s because you are thinking different things.“He is a worried man because he is jealous about me! It’s normal, no, because of the rumours.”Tuesday’s draw in Barcelona, which helped Spurs progress in the Champions League, has certainly lightened the mood.BRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying upPicturedHARRY’S HEROES Kane says goodbye to Tottenham team-mates Vertonghen and VormRED LETTER DAYKeane and Neville urge Man Utd to invest big after securing Champions LeagueLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordGREAT SCENERonnie Whelan celebrates with grandson as Liverpool lift Premier League trophyBut continued delays in Spurs’ new stadium have taken their toll on Levy – and Pochettino hopes fans will now cut him some slack.He said: “The chairman is suffering a lot. He is so tired. The last few months he didn’t sleep due to the stadium.“He is trying to make everyone happy but it’s a massive project. People don’t realise how difficult it is to manage.“Everyone’s disappointed as we are still not there but when we move they will realise how massive the project was and how good the facilities are.“It doesn’t just depend on him but many companies. More than 20. It’s so difficult.3 Pochettino takes the applause of the Spurs fans in Barcelona, and is clearly happy with life at the North London clubCredit: Reuters“That is why he needs to feel the love from the fans and the club. He is working so hard, too hard, to leave a legacy. And that’s fantastic.“When you compare the stadium to others, we are going to be so lucky to play there.”Pochettino admits Levy is a difficult character but insists he is big-hearted. He added: “After 4½ years we’ve shared a lot of moments. He’s not an easy man.“But he is so passionate to create things for the fans, staff and players. It is not for him.Barcelona stewards hit Spurs fans with batons during Champions League game at the Nou Camp“He built the hotel at our training base, The Lodge. It’s a five-star boutique hotel. I asked when he is going to sleep there and he said, ‘No, no. Not for me. That’s for you and the players.’“He’s always thinking of others.“The team wins and praise is for the players, staff or manager.“When we lose, people blame him first — sometimes deserved! Sometimes, no.“For what he’s doing, him and the board, is a fantastic thing for the club and it’s going to be there forever.”Watch the moment Tottenham players and fans find out they are through to the knockout phase of the Champions League after late Barcelona drawlast_img read more

Daniel worries about passport ‘hoo-haa’ after Brexit

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has expressed fears that Brexit will affect his future music tours to the UK. The Donegal singer has revealed that he was always against Brexit and is hoping for a peaceful outcome to negotiations.Daniel says he worries about how the UK’s split from the EU will affect his career as he tours across the continent. Daniel is currently performing a series of shows in Branson, Missouri in the US. He told BBC Radio Ulster: “It (Brexit) shouldn’t affect people south of the border but it’s going to affect us. I think it will affect us very much in an economic way, it has to, because there’s such a trade thing with the UK and Ireland and there’s such movement between the two countries. And I know very little about economics but it’s just how I see it.“I would hate to think that every time we go to England you have a whole big hoo-haa of passports and all them little things too.”Daniel said he was personally disappointed with the UK’s vote to leave the EU and wouldn’t rule out supporting a second referendum “if the majority felt they made the wrong decision.”Daniel, who is about to release a new album for Christmas, said he hopes that Brexit will not affect peace in Northern Ireland. He said: “The one thing we must be absolute about is that it never goes back to the Troubles because of something like Brexit. It would be a pure tragedy.”Daniel O’Donnell’s new album ‘Walking In The Moonlight’ is out on 30th November and available to pre-order now.*AFDaniel worries about passport ‘hoo-haa’ after Brexit was last modified: November 25th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Brexitdaniel o donnelllast_img read more

Big Data: Investments Flow into the Next Big Thing

first_imgAnalysts seem to agree that the stars are aligning for Big Data.  Nearly every end-of-year list of predictions for the direction of IT in 2012 includes Big Data.James Kobielus, Forrester analyst, wrote on his blog that “Big data was inescapable in 2011. Without a doubt, it was the paramount banner story in data management, advanced analytics, and business intelligence (BI). The hype has been relentless, but it’s been driven by substantial innovations on many fronts.”In presentations both Gartner Vice President David Cearley and Gartner analyst David Cappucio identified Big Data as one of the top 10 strategic trends for IT in 2012.Information Management magazine reports general agreement among analysts like Thomas Davenport.  The article reports that “Big data analytics will top all other areas of growth in analytics during 2012 due to the rapid expansion of social, mobile, location and transaction-based data taken in by various industries, according to predictions from the International Institute for Analytics.”Ken Vander Wal, CISA, CPA, international president of ISACA said that “Big Data is going to evolve out of its ‘shiny new object’ status in 2012. IT leaders will need to figure out how to coax order out of the chaos from all those zeroes and ones, as well as optimize ROI and manage data privacy.”Patti Prarie, CEO of Brighter Planet, wrote on the Huffington Post said that Big Data Analytics will be a hot trend in 2012, explaining that “As the volume of enterprise data sky-rockets, an industry is growing up around using this flood of information to help companies operate more efficiently and sustainably. Companies increasingly will be deploying sophisticated software as a key component of their sustainability strategy.”Hot technologies attract money and interest from venture capitalists.  It’s no different now with what’s happening in the area of Big Data.In December, in an article on IT investment areas for 2012, writer Clint Boulton identified Big Data as a “market too that is ripe for investment and acquisition.”The New York Times reports Peter Goldmacher, an analyst and managing director at Cowen & Company as saying that “Venture capital is absolutely foaming at the mouth over big data.  The volume of data being created now is not 10 times bigger, it is like a thousand times bigger.”Paul Sloan executive editor at C|Net writes that “Big data was a big term in 2011 and, as fuzzy as it sounds, it represents a monstrous opportunity for companies beyond the likes of Google, Facebook, Amazon, and LinkedIn. Anyone using an app-loaded smartphone is generating data that can be mined and made useful.”Financial analysts identify IBM as a strong player because of their trove of Big Data technologies.  Online investment site seekingalpha writes that IBM “is at the center of the big data trend and is going to capitalize on the information revolution better than anyone…  Big data is a high margin business.”  IBM has a big stake in Big Data, but more likely, startups are where most of the new Big Data action will happen.Accel Partners have set up a $100 million venture fund for investments called the Big Data fund.  The Wall Street Journal reports that the fund “will focus on infrastructure, storage, security and enterprise applications, all the way up to business intelligence, mobile apps, financial trading apps and more.”Mu Sigma, foe example, an Indian big data, analytics and decision support services for global enterprise customers company, secured a $108 million investment round led by General Atlantic.Other examples of startups starting to receive money include PlaceIQ and GridGain.The Wall Street Journal reports that PlaceIQ, a stealthy geolocation and big data company that tracks where smartphone users are and what they might be doing, raised $4.2 million in venture funds.  In December, startup GridGain, a company specializing in high performance cloud computing and real time big data processing received a $2.5 million Series A round of financing led by RTP Ventures.The trend of Big Data investments is likely to pick up later in the year.last_img read more

10 months agoFiorentina swoop for Sevilla attacker Luis Muriel

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Fiorentina swoop for Sevilla attacker Luis Murielby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFiorentina have signed Sevilla attacker Luis Muriel.Milan had been touted as favourites to sign Muriel, but he has personally chosen to join the Viola.He joins Fiorentina on-loan to the end of the season. There is an option to make the deal permanent for €13m.Fiorentina will be Muriel’s fourth Italian club after previous spells at Lecce, Udinese and Sampdoria. last_img

Easterseals Southern California Receives ThreeYear Grant From Bob Hope Legacy

first_imgThe Bob Hope Legacy has extended its commitment to EasterSeals Southern California with a three-year, $750,000 grant to further support the development and expansion of the Bob Hope Veterans Support Program.“Since its founding in 2014, the Bob Hope Veterans Support Program has grown quickly to become an effective and celebrated provider of employment transition services for local veterans,” said Miranda Hope, Legacy member and Vice President of the Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation. “This program is a great tribute to the legacy of my grandfather, Bob Hope, who cared deeply about veterans and their families for six decades.”Launched with a three-year $1.1 million dollar grant from The Bob Hope Legacy to begin serving veterans in San Diego County, the program has since expanded to serve veterans in Orange County as well. The additional funds will allow the program to increase coverage in those counties and extend services throughout Southern California.“To date more than 700 veterans have gone through the program. We are thrilled to support an organization that empowers veterans with access to the tools, support and resources they need to gain meaningful employment and thrive,” Hope added. “I know my grandfather would be proud to have his name and foundation’s funds tied to such an effective and meaningful program.”The program will receive $250,000 per year for the next three years from the Legacy, facilitating the hiring of more Employment Specialists, providing veterans with unique one-on-one coaching and employment support and referrals to other resources such as ongoing education, VA benefits, physical and mental health support, housing and financial assistance to smooth the transition to civilian life.“The Legacy’s continued commitment to the Southern California veteran community has had a direct and positive impact on the lives, well-being and employment success of hundreds of veterans and their families,” said John Funk, director of the Bob Hope Veterans Support Program at Easterseals Southern California. “It is our incredible honor and privilege to serve this community and honor the Bob Hope Legacy.”Updates on the program’s expansion and stories of success will be posted on easterseals.com/ESSCBobHopeVeterans. Veterans or potential employers interested in learning more about the Easterseals Bob Hope Veterans Support Program can also call (760) 737-3990.last_img read more