Pasadena Takes Down Temporary COVID-19 Field Hospital at Convention Center

first_img 22 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it ‹› An empty hall which was a coronavirus treatment alternate care facility that was in coordination with the Huntington Hospital has now closed at the Pasadena Convention Center on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) 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 Individual rooms for patients that was part of the coronavirus treatment alternate care facility that was in coordination with the Huntington Hospital has now closed at the Pasadena Convention Center on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Workers break down the coronavirus treatment alternate care facility that was in coordination with the Huntington Hospital which has now closed at the Pasadena Convention Center on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Subscribe Make a comment Community News Pasadena Takes Down Temporary COVID-19 Field Hospital at Convention Center By BRIAN DAY | Photography by JAMES CARBONE Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 1:39 pm More Cool Stuff Top of the News Business News Workers on Tuesday dismantled a 250-bed field hospital set up at the Pasadena Convention Center two months ago in anticipation of a potential influx of COVID-19 patients.The MASH-style medical facility was put together in April to prepare for a potential worst-case-scenario that, fortunately, never materialized, according to city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian. It has not been used to treat any patients, as the local medical system has been able to keep up with demand.The plan to disassemble the field hospital was put in place weeks ago, well before the recent spike in infections seen throughout the county and the state over the past week, Derderian said.Pasadena health officials were concerned about the upward trend and encouraged residents to practice social distancing and wear masks to the greatest extent possible to stem further spread, she said.But the number of patients in Pasadena remains manageable. Huntington Hospital was treating 54 COVID-19 patients on Tuesday.The cost of the field hospital was estimated by city staff at $250,000 to get it going, then $180,000 for each additional month it remains open. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Workers break down the coronavirus treatment alternate care facility that was in coordination with the Huntington Hospital which has now closed at the Pasadena Convention Center on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Workers break down the coronavirus treatment alternate care facility that was in coordination with the Huntington Hospital which has now closed at the Pasadena Convention Center on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  An empty hall which was a coronavirus treatment alternate care facility that was in coordination with the Huntington Hospital has now closed at the Pasadena Convention Center on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone)last_img read more

Kerr to swim in 50 metre backstroke finals this evening

first_imgUPDATE: According to a post on the Inconnu Swim Team’s Facebook group, Kerr’s 50m Backstroke final will be live-streamed on Swimming Canada’s website at 6:15 p.m. Pacific time here.CALGARY, A.B. – One of the senior members of the Inconnu Swim Team has advanced to the 50 metre backstroke final event this evening at the Canadian Age Group Nationals in Calgary after a blistering performance this morning.Skyeler Kerr swam the 2nd-best time in the preliminary event this morning, swimming the 50 metres in 27.50 seconds. He was only 0.13 seconds behind heat winner Chris Ruus of the West Vancouver Otters. This the second event this morning for Kerr, who also swam in the 100m freestyle heat. Sadly, Kerr was nudged out of qualifying by 0.23 seconds, coming in 10th place in the event.- Advertisement -Alex Hedges and Brittany Welsh were also competing in both of their second events of the swim meet this morning. Hedges finished 27th in the 100m freestyle, while Welsh finished the 50m backstroke in 28th.last_img read more

Clemens watches Yankees

first_imgRoger Clemens was everywhere at Legends Field – in George Steinbrenner’s suite, in the broadcast booth, in the stands. Everywhere, except in pinstripes. Clemens created quite a stir at the ballpark in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday night when he showed up to watch good friend Andy Pettitte pitch for the New York Yankees against Cincinnati. The 44-year-old Rocket has been discounting any talk that he’ll play in the majors this season. But he at least acknowledged a time frame for making his choice. When his agents “give me a call in early May, I’ll have another decision to make,” Clemens said. Sammy slammin’ again: Sammy Sosa is finding a groove in his comeback with the Texas Rangers. Sosa homered for the second time in spring training, going 2 for 3 in the Rangers’ 9-8 victory over Arizona in Surprise, Ariz. The 38-year-old Sosa, who didn’t play in the major leagues last season, hit a three-run homer that capped a six-run third off former World Series MVP Livan Hernandez. “The more games I play, the better I feel,” Sosa said. “The confidence is here, and I know I can hit. I believe in myself, and just keep working every day.” O no? Kris Benson is experiencing increased soreness in his right shoulder, a development that means the Baltimore Orioles pitcher may need surgery on his torn rotator cuff. Working on the advice of two doctors, Benson is attempting to rehabilitate the injury at spring training camp in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. If his bid is unsuccessful, the operation would force the right-hander to miss the 2007 season. Feller unhurt in accident: Bob Feller, at 88 the second-oldest living member of baseball’s Hall of Fame, was unhurt in a minor car accident at the Cleveland Indians’ spring training complex in Winter Haven, Fla. Dr. Nilesh Shah, physician for the Indians’ Class A Carolina League farm team at Kinston, N.C., backed his car out of its parking spot and into Feller’s vehicle. Piazza recovering: Mike Piazza was held out of the Oakland Athletics’ exhibition game against the Chicago Cubs, a day after being hit by a pitch. Piazza was hit by a pitch from Kansas City’s Brian Bannister in the third inning of Oakland’s 3-2 loss to the Royals. After a restless night, Piazza reported to work with stiffness in his left arm. Ex-Phillies coach Vukovich in grave condition: Longtime Philadelphia Phillies coach John Vukovich, 59, is in grave condition in a Philadelphia-area hospital due to complications caused by an inoperable brain tumor, the team said. Klesko ailing: San Francisco Giants first baseman Ryan Klesko will miss the next week of spring training with a strained muscle in his left side. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Clemens said he spoke with Steinbrenner, the Yankees’ owner. As to what they talked about, he said, “I’ll pass on that.” Clemens repeated that if he played, it would for with either Houston, Boston or the Yankees.. Martinez throws: Pedro Martinez threw a baseball for the first time since rotator cuff surgery last October. The New York Mets ace lightly tossed a ball for about 10 minutes from a distance of about 45 feet at the Mets’ minor league complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Martinez is not expected to rejoin the Mets’ rotation until the second half of the season. last_img read more

Successful Transplant Games for Durban

first_img6 August 2013The World Transplant Games, which wrapped up in Durban on Saturday with a moving closing ceremony, have been deemed a resounding success by athletes and organisers.Over 1 800 participants from 50 countries enjoyed Durban’s sunshine in winter weather conditions that were warmer than the last Summer Games held in Sweden in 2011.The Durban Games marked the first time that they had been held on African soil and the delegates were overwhelmed by the opening ceremony, featuring Zulu culture and a mass choir of 1 300 members of the public, singing the official World Transplant Games song.Organ donor awarenessThe Games serve as the biggest organ donor awareness event in the world. The aim of the Games is to offer hope to those awaiting transplants and encourage the public to become donors by showing the difference that organ transplants can make to the lives of young and old people alike.In addition to competing in qualifying events, competitors had to be transplant recipients of either solid organs or bone marrow.South African athletes made their mark in Durban.One of the hosts’ standout performers was Helletje Uys, the National Secretary for the South African Transplant Sports Association and the Secretary for the World Transplant Games Local Organising Committee.She won gold in golf and was nominated the best women’s golfer of the Games.In addition, Uys, who has undergone a kidney transplant, added a gold medal in the shot put and broke Transplant Games’ records for the javelin, discus and shot put.‘Fighting for your life’Swedish athlete Martha Ehlin encapsulated the agony that most of the athletes have experienced when she said: “When you are on the list, waiting for a donor, you are not waiting, you are fighting for your life and we are now celebrating our lives at this event in Durban.”Ehlin, who had five transplants during a 17-hour operation, won five gold medals in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2011 and won gold for shot put, javelin and cricket ball in South Africa, as well as a silver medal in high jump.She competed in four sports at athletics and volleyball, one dedicated to each of her five organ transplants.Howard Dell, running for United States, set a record he desperately wanted on the last day of competition.Competing against record holder Andre Lassooij of the Netherlands, he broke the 200m World Transplant Games record, clocking 25.96 seconds to better the previous mark of 26.79. Dell also won the 100 metres in record time.Montague Summers of Australia broke two world Transplants Games records for the 800 and 1500 metres and equalled the 400 metre World Transplant Games record. He also raised Aus $16 000 (approx R160 000) for an organ donor project to inspire transplantees to integrate in society and sport.The next World Transplant Games will be held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 2015.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

WordPress.com Founder Matt Mullenweg: The Cloud is Marketing Speak

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The WordPress.com network went down last week. In the wake of the outage, we started looking at what infrastructure WordPress.com uses to serve its 10 million blogs.WordPress.com is run from data centers in Chicago and San Antonio. Layered Technologies (LayeredTech) manages most of the WordPress.com infrastructure. According to LayeredTech materials, in 2005 WordPress.com had five servers. Today, LayeredTech manages about 1,000 servers for WordPress.com.WordPress.com founder Matt Mullenweg said in a blog post that a routing issue in the data center caused the outage.The cloud gets blamed for almost any online outage these days. It used to be that we’d just say the service went down and there was a failure at the host or the data center. Sure enough, the WordPress.com outage is not a cloud disaster. Instead, it’s what happens when failover does not work in a data center. According to Mullenweg, that’s what happened at WordPress.com: Related Posts Tags:#Analysis#cloud#cloud computing Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… “There was a latent misconfiguration, specifically a cable plugged someplace it shouldn’t have been, from a few months ago. Something called the spanning tree protocol kicked in and started trying to route all of our private network traffic to a public network over a link that was much too small and slow to handle even 10% of our traffic which caused high packet loss. This ‘sort of working’ state was much worse than if it had just gone down and confused our systems team and our failsafe systems. It is not clear yet why the misconfiguration bit us yesterday and not earlier.” We took a long look at the issue and still it bugged us that it is so vague about the differences between a data center network and a cloud computing environment. Well, Mullenweg is clear. We asked if WordPress.com is hosted through a traditional data center or if it is on a grid, which would qualify it in some respects as a cloud computing environment. He took our question and shot it right back. And in many ways, we think he is right:“That’s a silly question, like asking whether Facebook is a cloud computing environment,” Mullenweg said. Most ‘clouds’ besides Amazon’s are just marketing BS. WordPress.com is a collection of many physical servers across multiple datacenters to create a scalable, resilient environment for our customers. You could call it a grid, or cloud, we just call it service.”Cloud computing is over-hyped. No doubt. It’s interesting to hear this from someone like Mullenweg, who knows first hand the challenges of scaling. Who cares if it is cloud or not. It’s just cheaper to do it yourself at some point. Here’s how Mullenweg answered the rest of the questions we posed:RWW: WordPress.com uses traditional hosting. Why not use the cloud or does part of your service rely on a public cloud service?MM: We use cloud services where appropriate but always have a fall-back to local services. The best we’ve used is Amazon S3.RWW: I saw you present at Microsoft PDC about Windows Azure. Are you using Windows Azure? How?MM: We aren’t.RWW: Are you planning to move more of your service to a public cloud environment? Why? Why not?MM: No, in fact we’re going the other direction so we can have more control and lower our costs.RWW: But if it is a cloud, how could one router take it down? I saw your explanation but a clarification would be most helpful.MM: We have dozens of hardware and networking issues each week, and our system adapts and works around them so they’re invisible to users. This particular failure broke all of that. For an explanation of why, please check out my blog post on en.blog.wordpress.com.So, really what is the difference? There may be very little difference at all. The only distinction being that cloud computing remains difficult to define and sometimes is just marketing speak. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williams 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Canadian Food Inspection Agency expands yogurt recall to Yoplait and Liberte

first_imgOTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has added the Yoplait Minigo and Liberte brands of yogurt to a recall over concerns that pieces of plastic may be in the product.The national recall of General Mills Canada Corp. products include some batches of Yoplait Minigo strawberry and raspberry yogurt in 90-gram containers, as well as Liberte Greek yogurt in raspberry and coconut flavours in the 120-gram size.The recall follows a similar one by Ultima Foods in June over concerns about the potential of plastic pieces in seven Iogo yogurt products.The Iogo recall included six 93-millilitre Iogo Nano packs of strawberry, raspberry, vanilla and banana drinkable yogurt and one-litre Iogo smoothie protein packs with mango, strawberry-raspberry and strawberry flavours.last_img read more

Firefighters contain house fire in Pacific Highlands Ranch area

first_img Ed Lenderman, Posted: April 25, 2018 Firefighters contain house fire in Pacific Highlands Ranch area Updated: 9:54 AM Ed Lenderman center_img April 25, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A family of four escaped their burning home this morning in San Diego’s Pacific Highlands Ranch neighborhood near Carmel Valley, but their garage and two vehicles were destroyed by the fire and smoke damaged much of the home, causing a loss of about a quarter-million dollars, authorities said.The blaze, reported about 4:15 a.m., prompted fire crews to evacuate several nearby homes in the 15000 block of Sierra Rose Trail near Blue Dawn Trail, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department officials said. No injuries were reported.Firefighters arrived to the upscale community near Carmel Valley to find flames and heavy smoke spewing from the garage of the home, SDFD spokesman Monica Munoz said. The crews quickly worked to evacuate nearby homes and search the burning house, though they later learned the two adults and two children who lived there had already evacuated safely.Fire crews knocked down the flames by 4:40 a.m. and extinguished a hot spot that flared up a few hours later.According to reporters at the scene, the home was equipped with new smoke alarms that alerted the family and allowed them plenty of time to escape unharmed. Personnel from the American Red Cross responded to assist the family find temporary shelter, Munoz said.Fortunately, no one was hurt and the damage was mostly confined to the garage, with a bit of extension into the second-floor bedroom above the garage,” Munoz said. “The combination of the fire door between the garage and the home, and quick action by firefighters, saved the first floor of this home from burning.”Two vehicles in the garage were destroyed and there was smoke damage throughout the house, Munoz said. Investigators estimate the fire caused $150,000 worth of structural damage and destroyed contents valued at $100,000.Metro Arson Strike Team investigators were on scene this morning but were unable to determine what caused the blaze. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more