City Remains Firmly In Orange Tier; Expands Vaccine Eligibility

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News City Remains Firmly In Orange Tier; Expands Vaccine Eligibility CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 3:00 pm Courtesy Angeles County’s rate of new COVID-19 infections rose slightly today compared to last week, according to figures released by the state, keeping Pasadena firmly entrenched in the orange tier of California’s economic-reopening blueprint.According to state figures released weekly on Tuesdays, Los Angeles County’s seven-day average daily rate of new COVID-19 cases was 3.2 per 100,000 residents, a slight increase from 3.1 over the past two weeks.In order to advance to the less-restrictive yellow tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, the county must reach an average daily case rate below 2 per 100,000 residents, and then maintain that rate for at least two weeks. That means Los Angeles County is now guaranteed to remain in the orange tier until at least late April.The county’s rate of people testing positive for the virus also held steady from last week, at a low 1.5%.Reaching the yellow tier would allow a further loosening of health restrictions, including additional capacity at most businesses.“We have moderate transmission in L.A. County, so it remains necessary to continue taking steps to prevent increases in cases to keep our recovery from stalling,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “One important tool for reducing transmission is vaccines.”Ferrer said that while the county is adhering to federal warnings and pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, residents are still urged to get either the Pfizer or Moderna shot.“We are grateful to the researchers and scientists working to ensure that all medications or vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccines, meet the highest safety standards,” she said.Meanwhile, the county and Pasadena expanded their vaccine eligibility to residents aged 16 and over. Appointments for the vaccines at city sites can be made at the sites are operated by the city, they are open to any Los Angeles County resident.The city sites now include the vaccination center at Cal State Los Angeles, which until Sunday was being operated by a partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. That federal partnership, which was an eight-week pilot program, ended Sunday, and the city agreed to take over the operation of the site to ensure continued access to vaccines in the area.In addition to CSULA, the city also operates sites at San Fernando Park, Hansen Dam, Crenshaw Christian Center, Lincoln Park, Pierce College, USC University Park, Los Angeles Southwest College, and Dodger Stadium.All sites will be open Tuesday through Saturday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Dodger Stadium will only be offering appointments until 1 p.m. this week from Tuesday through Thursday to accommodate home games, although the site will remain open until 4 p.m.Los Angeles County-operated vaccination sites will not expand to people 16 and over until Thursday, when the state officially lowers the eligibility age. The state’s website is expected to be adjusted Wednesday to allow everyone 16 and older to make appointments for vaccinations.Ferrer noted this week that people aged 16 and 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine because it is the only one approved for people that young, so teens will have to make appointments at sites that offer that specific shot.The county this week received an allocation of 323,470 doses of vaccine, a drop of roughly 80,000 from last week, due to a major reduction in the supply of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine. Los Angeles County only had an allocation of about 19,600 J&J doses this week — a small percentage of the overall supply. 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University Mall boasts 100 percent occupancy

first_imgUniversity Mall has announced a 100 percent occupancy rate, as of September 2010, in itsr 612,000-square-foot, 75-store shopping mall located on Dorset Street in South Burlington, Vermont. The full occupancy comes with the addition of several new stores including a 6,778 sf Rue21, opening August 26, a 585 sf Lids and a 25,500 sf Spirit Halloween, both opening in September, and the temporary relocation of Bath & Body Works while their current space undergoes renovation.  Also, Things Remembered, an engraving kiosk will open next to McDonald’s in September.  Avenue A, a locally owned women’s clothing store, has relocated to the mall’s south end to accommodate Rue21.  University Mall is family-owned by Finard Properties LLC of Burlington, Massachusetts and was founded by William Finard in 1979.Source: University Mall. 8.19.2010last_img read more

Ikoyi Club 1938 Team Dominates at Swimfest in Germany

first_imgBY Femi SolajaLike the athletes from outer world, the traveling contingent from Ikoyi Club 1938 to the just concluded Swimfest in Germany have done something extraordinary. Like superhuman, the team emerged top at the annual international swimming competition from 18th-20th of May in Neheim-Husten, Germany.The journey to the top actually began two years ago when the club (Ikoyi Club 1938) made its maiden appearance at the annual event. With 23 young swimmers to the maiden edition, the contingent mainly school children put up a remarkable performance and it was not a surprise that last year with 35 athletes, the team notched in 25 gold, 31 silver and 27 bronze to finish runner up at the fiesta attended by 37 other clubs from different part of the world. The geometric projection of the team’s performance has now manifested following the first position of the team to the last edition held at same venue last month. The team made up of 42 swimmers with a combine average age of 11 years returned home a total of 75 gold, 59 silver and 38 bronze medal with several certificates and trophies won for outstanding performances in various categories of play.Enroute to victory, some of the swimmers were outstanding and among the top medallists are Abduljabar Adama (eight gold, one silver), Chukwudi Kanu (six gold, five silver), Maria Perner (five gold, four silver, one bronze), Kayo Adeniji (five gold, three silver), Iman Adama (three gold, four silver, one bronze), Chiamaka Kanu (two gold, one silver, two bronze), Kika Ebie (two gold, one sliver, one bronze) and Theo Okolo (one gold, two silver and four bronze medals).In his post event comment, the Vice Chairman/Games Captain of the Club, Oloyede said “he was especially proud of the girls and boys relay teams whose combined average age is 11 years.The girls relay team comprised of Chiamaka Kanu, Iman Adama, Ameenah Azeez and Maria Perner who came first in both the 4X100m freestyle relay and medley relay team.“The swimmers who participated in the boys freestyle relay is made up of Abduljabar Adama, Chukwudi Kanu, Kayo Adeniji and Eduvie Oseragbaje. They came third and second in the medley relay and freestyle respectively.The Games Captain also noted that “given the times the swimmers age 9-13 years achieved; there was no doubt that swimming is a sport that will give prominence to Nigeria in the nearest future,” he pointed out.In his remarks, the Chairman of the Swimming Section, Ikoyi Club 1938, Mr. Abayomi Ogundipe said “he was especially thankful to all our sponsors without whom this achievement would not have been possible. He further noted that the children’s performance and conduct no doubt qualifies them as good ambassadors of Ikoyi Club 1938, their various schools, as well as Nigeria, and are thus, worthy to be celebrated.“Ikoyi Club 1938 are grateful to all our esteemed sponsors (Zenith Bank, Africa Terminals, Duport Marine and AIICO Insurance) who continue to believe in our vision of taking swimming in Nigeria to greater heights,” he remarked.The children who represented Ikoyi Club, also swim for their various schools: Children’s International School (CIS) Lekki, Corona School, Victoria Island, Corona School Ikoyi, Grange School Ikeja, St. Saviours School, Ikoyi, St Saviours School Ebute Metta, Meadow Hall School Lekki, Lagoon School, Lekki, Lycée Français Louis Pasteur de Lagos V.I, British International School (BIS), V.I, White Sands School, Lekki and Greenwood School, Ikoyi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse doesn’t record a shot, falls to Duke, 1-0

first_img Comments For the first time in the Ange Bradley era, Syracuse couldn’t get a shot off. The Orange’s best chance came early in the game. Peyton Kemp was in the circle, when she passed the ball across the field, expecting a teammate with a better angle at getting a shot. But no one was there. All game, there seemingly never were.For the first time since joining the ACC that No. 12 Syracuse (3-3, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) lost to No. 4 Duke (5-2, 1-0). The 1-0 loss to the Blue Devils at the J. S. Coyne Stadium on Friday afternoon was Syracuse’s third-straight loss. SU’s inconsistency with passing caused it to struggle for the offensive possession of the ball. Keeping it on offense was even harder. The Orange were outshot by the Blue Devils, 21-0.“(Duke) played very well,” Bradley said. “They gave it to our team.”The last time Syracuse went an entire game without recording a shot was during a 2005 matchup against then-No. 14 Louisville. SU lost the game 6-0 on its way to a 11-9 season that ended in the semifinals of the Big East tournament.Prior to Friday’s matchup with Duke, SU had 11.8 shots per game. The lack of shots brought that stat down to 9.8. Duke had 21 shots on goal, the most SU has allowed all season. Prior, SU had averaged 8.8 allowed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Duke’s a talented team,” SU’s Jamie Martin said. “They step up, they’re aggressive and it will honestly push us in the future.”The Blue Devils intercepted multiple passes from SU throughout the game, hindering the Orange from gaining momentum. Whenever a Syracuse player had an opportunity to run the ball downfield, they would break toward the midline and look downfield. Every time, a Duke player found herself in the middle.In the second half, Roos Weers started on a breakaway up the middle of the field. Running with the ball over the midline, there wasn’t a Duke player near her. She fired the ball forward, but it was picked off by a Duke player. Syracuse tried too hard to get the ball from stick to stick and that caused problems on offense, Bradley said.“I saw us passing the ball quite a bit to Duke in the middle of the field,” Bradley said, “and we did not execute a game plan.”In the second half, SU wasn’t able to get the ball in the circle until the 19th minute. Martin crossed the line with the ball and was swarmed by the Duke defense, who forced away the ball.Later in the half, SJ Quigley was alone in the circle with Duke goalie Sammi Steele. The Blue Devils had the ball on offense but Syracuse gained possession. The ball was sent down the field. It reached Quigley and Steele near the end line, on the far side of the circle. The two battled for it but, the ball was hit out of bounds and Duke regained possession. And, as they had seemingly all game, they held it.“What lessons Duke gave us,” Bradley said, “we can learn from and someday, hopefully Sunday, be able to give it back to the next opponent that comes on Coyne Field.” Published on September 14, 2018 at 8:14 pm Contact Kaci: [email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

2020 Dodgers spring training preview: starting rotation

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire As the Dodgers head toward the first workout of spring training on Feb. 14, we are providing breakdowns of how they stand with difference aspects of their roster. Up first, the starting rotation:2019 RECAPFor the second time in the past three seasons, Dodgers starting pitchers had the lowest ERA in MLB. Second-year right-hander Walker Buehler had a solid follow-up to his rookie season despite a slow start, finishing 14-4 with a 3.26 ERA and flashes of brilliance like a 16-strikeout game against the Colorado Rockies in June and a 15-strikeout game against the San Diego Padres in August. After a worrisome shoulder problem in spring training, Clayton Kershaw had his healthiest season in a few years. But Hyun-Jin Ryu was the star of those three All-Stars. Ryu led the majors in ERA, started the All-Star Game for the National League and finished second to the Mets’ Jacob deGrom for the 2019 Cy Young Award in the NL. Hints of the future were available in the second half when Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin made their major-league debuts.HOW IT LOOKS RIGHT NOWTwo members of the Dodgers’ postseason starting rotation – Ryu and veteran left-hander Rich Hill – have signed elsewhere as free agents (the Blue Jays and Twins, respectively). The two take long medical records with them. But they combined for 81 starts over the past two seasons with a 36-14 record and 2.66 ERA. The Dodgers dipped into the deep waters of free agency but were rebuffed by Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg. Instead, former Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson (coming back after two seasons of limited activity following shoulder surgery) and former Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood (limited to seven starts with the Reds due to a back injury last year) have been signed as low-cost bounceback candidates. They could add experienced depth to the rotation behind Buehler, Kershaw and Kenta Maeda. Along with Wood and Nelson, Julio Urias, May, Gonsolin and Ross Stripling will compete for starts and give the Dodgers their usual depth, allowing them to spread the regular-season workload.THE NEXT LAYERThe Dodgers’ two top pitching prospects, May and Gonsolin, arrived late last year, making starts and pitching out of the bullpen as well. More of the same could be coming in 2020 if one or the other doesn’t win a spot outright. After years of back and forth between the majors and minors, starting and relieving, Urias (still only 23) has been penciled in as a full-time member of the rotation. Beyond that, Josiah Gray (acquired a year ago in the trade that sent Wood, Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp to the Reds) could bubble up to the big leagues at some point this year. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error MOVES THEY COULD MAKEBy reaching out to Cole and Strasburg, the Dodgers showed their interest in adding an elite starter to the front of their rotation. Starters of that level are hard to come by. The remaining chances to land someone of that caliber involve possible trades for Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger or Red Sox left-hander David Price (as part of Boston’s desire to reduce payroll). Other options will become available between now and the July 31 trade deadline. Like all of the trade speculation involving the Dodgers this winter, it has been more smoke than fire.Related Articlescenter_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more

Bikini power: Japan’s lady bodybuilders smashing stereotypes

first_imgJapan’s lady body builder Satoko YamanouchiTokyo, Japan | AFP | Glistening with sweat, Satoko Yamanouchi’s biceps ripple and the veins in her neck throb as if about to pop as she strikes a fearsome pose at the Japan bodybuilding championships.An hour later, the pint-sized Nagoya housewife is close to tears after narrowly failing to retain her title from a field of 34 bronzed and impressively buff ladies, most of them in their fifties.“I was pathetic!” the 56-year-old Yamanouchi told AFP backstage at the close of the event earlier this week, sporting a skimpy gold bikini.“A silver medal means nothing to me,” sniffed the sinewy ex-champ, who stands just 1.58 metres (5 feet, 2in) tall and weighs 50 kilograms (110 pounds). “It just means you’re the best loser.”A self-confessed gym rat, Yamanouchi is the poster girl for Japan’s growing number of female bodybuilders, helping break down gender stereotypes in a country obsessed with the “kawaii” (cute) fluffiness of its ubiquitous pop culture.“I want to help change perceptions so that more people can appreciate the beauty of a muscular woman,” said the five-time national champion after a punishing two-hour workout a week before the competition.“When I tell people I’m a bodybuilder, it freaks them out,” added Yamanouchi, who became hooked on the sport in her late forties after looking for a way to keep fit.“My husband didn’t like it when I started either, his wife wearing a bikini in public, but he came around.”– ‘Regular housewife’ –The number of bodybuilders registered with Japan’s national federation has almost doubled over the past six years to around 3,000, with women making up 10 percent as part of a nationwide fitness boom, officials said.In ageing Japan, female bodybuilding is dominated by women in their forties and fifties, as many usually only start after their children have grown up.Yamanouchi, who takes around 10 different supplements a day to boost muscle growth and aid recovery, insists she knows where to draw the line, despite her bulging physique.“I don’t want to look like the Hulk,” she said, taking a gulp of protein shake.“I want to look beautiful and keep my femininity. I just don’t feel like a regular housewife,” added Yamanouchi. “I’m always striving to create the perfect body.”Women’s bodybuilding is a serious business.The oldest competitor at the Japan championships, 64-year-old Mariko Takamatsu, stormed off after failing to make the top 12. The eventual winner, Megumi Sawada, struck a series of eye-popping poses to the theme tune of Godzilla, stunning Yamanouchi to take the title.“It’s unbelievable I’ve won,” gasped the 56-year-old gym instructor, who used to compete in secret to avoid upsetting her mother.“I want to create the kind of body that stops people in the street,” laughed Sawada, sporting a bob hairstyle and silver nail polish.“I don’t care what people think — you can express feminine beauty with this kind of body.”– Horsemeat for breakfast –Other bodybuilding sub-genres have sprung up in Japan, including “bikini fitness” — a category that has turned Yuri Yasui into a magazine cover girl.A two-time Japan champion, the statuesque 33-year-old is another who caught the workout bug after initially wanting to lose weight.“When I started training seriously, my parents were dead against it — even my friends were,” said Yasui, a bank employee from Nagoya, a city southwest of Tokyo, who won her first national title less than a year after taking up the sport.“They didn’t want me up there in front of strangers in a bikini flashing my bottom.”“At long last women are starting to work out regularly, but Japanese men still don’t really accept muscle-bound women,” added Yasui after lifting weights at a Tokyo gym.“It’s important to change attitudes. The way to a feminine body — getting that tiny waist and a round bum — is by building muscle.”Yasui eats horsemeat for breakfast and lunch to help keep her body fat low and models her striking figure on an American feminist icon.“Ever since I was at college, I adored Wonder Woman,” said the 1.73 metre tall Yasui, who even wears a star-spangled bikini on the cover of her official video.“I wanted that hour-glass body with the tight waist, big breasts and buttocks. You can get it — you just have to work at it.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more