Governor Loosens Some Reopening Rules; Could Sports Return in June?

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CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Monday, May 18, 2020 | 12:38 pm More Cool Stuff HerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink Outside The Ordinary: 9 Gifts That Do All The Talking!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box.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. Citing decreasing coronavirus hospitalization and ICU rates, Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday announced a relaxation of restrictions that could allow more businesses to reopen more quickly in a majority of the state’s counties, but Los Angeles County will likely be unable to move much faster.Newsom also said that if the current trends continue, the state may be able to significantly ease restrictions statewide in the next few weeks, possibly allowing professional sporting events to resume without spectators and hair salons to reopen in June.Under the new rules announced Monday, Newsom said roughly 53 of the state’s 58 counties would likely qualify to move deeper into Phase Two of the state’s recovery roadmap, allowing more businesses in those counties to open faster than in other counties.Such openings, however, would be contingent on the impacts of the virus in individual counties, meaning Los Angeles County — which has been more dramatically impacted by COVID-19, representing half of the state’s COVID-19 cases and deaths — could move significantly slower in reopening more businesses.“L.A. County is in a different position than other parts of the state,” Newsom said, singling out the county as one that will likely “be cautious” in relaxing local restrictions.Officials in many parts of the state — including Orange County — have been pushing to reopen more sectors of their economies. Officials in Orange, Riverside, San Diego and San Bernardino counties recently teamed up to ask the governor for the ability to more deeper into Phase Two.But local officials have pointed to what they viewed as unrealistic benchmarks counties needed to meet to accelerate business reopenings. One of those guidelines mandated that counties have no deaths from COVID-19 for a two- week period.Newsom announced looser restrictions Monday, with requirements including that counties have no more than a 5% increase in hospitalizations over a seven-day period, no more than 8% of people tested for coronavirus turning out to be positive and have 15 trained contract-tracing workers per 100,000 population.The governor said he was encouraged by recent statistics that have shown a 7.5% decrease in coronavirus hospitalizations over the past two weeks, an 8.7% decline in intensive-care unit patients in that same period and an “unprecedented number of masks” and other personal protective equipment being distributed throughout the state.He said those trends prompted the relaxation of rules for individual counties to move forward with more business reopenings. And he said if the trend continues, more statewide restrictions could be lifted in the coming weeks — potentially leading to professional sports resuming in June.“We are also looking forward in the next few weeks at a number of significant milestones that are worthy of highlighting,” he said. “We expect if we hold the rate of transmissions, if we hold the positivity rate down, we continue to do justice to the hospitalization and ICU numbers, we’ll be making announcements statewide … that would allow for retail not just to be picked up, but in-store retail to be loosened up.“In addition to that sporting events, pro sports, in that first week or so of June without spectators and modifications and very prescriptive conditions also can begin to move forward and a number of other sectors of our economy, will open up … if we hold these trendlines in the next number of weeks. That includes, for example, getting a haircut, which is very meaningful. That could be done on a regional variance but it will be able to be advanced we believe in the next few weeks even statewide.” STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

UPDATED: Kinrade, KHL Medvescak Zagreb must take long road at Spengler Cup

first_imgKHL Medvescak Zagreb now meets HC Salavat Yulaev Ufa in quarterfinal action at the 2015 Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzlerland after dropping a 1-0 decision to the host club Sunday in round robin action.The winner of the Monday contest advances to the semi final round.Kinrade, KHL Medvescak Zagreb drop 3-1 decision to Team Canada at Spengler CupTeam Canada scored twice in the first period to defeat KHL Medvescak Zagreb 3-1 in Spengler Cup action Saturday in Davos, Switzerland.Nelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade plays defence for KHL Medvescak Zagreb.Bud Holloway, Stefano Giliati and Alexandre Giroux scored to give Team Canada a 3-0 lead after two periods.Pascal Pelletier scored the lone goal for KHL Medvescak Zagreb.KHL Medvescak Zagreb plays host HC Davos Sunday in the final round robin game. HC Davos opened the tournament with a 2-1 win over Team Canada.Kinrade’s squad needs to win to advance to the playoff round in the tournament.Nelson’s Geoff Kinrade back at Spengler CupNelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade is back playing at the Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland.However, the six-foot, 195-pound Nelson Leafs product is not playing on Team Canada this time around.The smooth skating defenceman is anchoring the blueline for Medvescak Zagreb’s Bears. Kinrade, 28, signed this fall with Medvescak of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League after three seasons with SC Bern of the Swiss Nationaliga. This will be Zagreb’s Bears’ first time taking part in this tournament.First round opponents include Swiss A-leaguers and last year’s Cup winners HC Geneve-Servette and Team Canada, a team comprised heavily of Canadian players who play in Europe.On the other side of the draw is the KHL’s Salavat Yulaev from Ufa, Finland’s Jokerit Helsinki  and home team HC Davos.For Kinrade, this is the third time playing in the Spengler Cup — the first two for Team Canada.During his inaugural stint, Kinrade was part of the 2012 Spengler Cup Championship team.The former Kootenay International Junior Hockey League rearguard with the Nelson Leafs was one of the unsung defenders called upon by Hockey Canada due to a shortage of Canadian defencemen playing in Europe at that time.The team was bolstered by a huge NHL contingent of Jason Spezza, Patrice Bergeron, John Tavares, Tyler Seguin, Jonathan Bernier, Carlo Colaiacovo, Devan Dubnyk, Sam Gagner, Matt Duchene, Cam Barker and Captain Canada Ryan Smyth. The players were available due to the NHL lockout.Kinrade has enjoyed an illustrious career playing in Europe after spending two seasons in the American Hockey League with the Ottawa Senators farm team, Binghamton Sens, winning the Calder Cup in 2011.After graduating from college hockey at Michigan Tech, Kinrade played ten games with the Norfolk Admirals after signing a free agent contract and made his NHL debut on April 9, 2009 for Tampa against the Washington Capitals.The Spengler Cup is an international hockey tournament with a long tradition since 1923.Along with the Stanley Cup is the oldest championship in the world. The Cup is played for every year in Davos, Switzerland, in the time between Christmas and New Year. It is organized by A-leaguers Davos, and 2014 will see its 88th edition. Only teams that are invited can take part, and six teams fight for the trophy.Throughout all of the years of the Spengler Cup, which got its name from doctor Carl Spengler, numerous clubs from around the world have taken part, and the most wins go to the home team: Davos-15, followed b y Team Canada-12.Kinrade’s Zagreb’s Bears play the loser between HC Davos and Team Canada Saturday before meeting the winner Sunday.The top teams advance to the semi finals Tuesday with the final set New Years Eve.For more information check out the Spengler Cup website.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 1, 2016)–The lone California-bred in a field of seven older horses, longshot Guy Code sped to the front and never looked back under Tiago Pereira and held off the late charge of favored Roy H to win Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a head. Trained by former jockey Goncalino Almeida, the 4-year-old Blazonry gelding covered 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.54.Off at 14-1, Guy Code paid $31.20, $13.40 and $7.20. Owned by Heart Racing Stable, Guy Code picked up his fourth win from 18 starts, and with the winner’s share of $45,240, increased his earnings to $166,640.Almeida, a former champion jockey from Brazil, was asked in the Winner’s Circle if Pereira, who is also a Brazilian native, had ridden to instructions.“All the time!” he said. “He’s Portuguese!”Ridden by Flavien Prat, Roy H was a close third turning for home but couldn’t quite get to the winner in a solid effort. Off at 5-2, he finished 1 ½ lengths in front of Carlot Cowboy and paid $4.40 and $3.00.Ridden by Stewart Elliott and owned by world champion downhill skier, Bode Miller, Carlot Cowboy kept to his task at the rail and prevailed by a nose over Distinctive B for third money. Off at 17-1, Carlot Cowboy paid $6.80 to show.First post time for an 11-race program on Saturday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more


first_imgSometimes you’ve got to let your feet do the taking. And that exactly what students in Raphoe did when Deele Colege organised a Charity Football Tournament for Primary Schools. Deele College third year students Demi-Leigh O Kane, Kenan Gibson, Charles Dooher, Alex Carolan, Keelan Kilpatrick and Anthony Bogle orgainised a football blitz for the 5th and 6th class pupils from Raphoe Central School and St. Eunans National school in Raphoe.The competition was organised as part of their CSPE action project in aid of the Ballytrim House intellectual disability unit in Raphoe.Congratulations to the Ireland team who won the blitz; Anton Murtagh, Gareth Russell, Matthew Russell, Ciara O Brien, Conor Friel, Jessica Duffy and Katie Allen beating Brazil in the Final.Well done to the Boy player of the tournament Anton Murtagh and the Girl player of the tournament Labhaoise Wilson A big congratulations to the golden boot winner Alex Buchannan.A great days fun was had by all for a very good cause.Mr MCNulty organised the event at the college. FOOTBALL PROVES THE COMMON LANGUAGE FOR STUDENTS IN RAPHOE! was last modified: November 8th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:deele collegeRaphoeSoccer. Tournamentlast_img read more

Resilient Bafana hold Socceroos to 1-1 draw

first_img26 May 2014 Bafana Bafana, without the services of many of their big-name players, held Australia to a 1-1 draw in a friendly international at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Monday. An enthusiastic crowd of over 50 000 witnessed the match, which served as a Fifa World Cup send-off for the Socceroos. The contest got off to a lively start, with both teams showing a willingness to move the ball around the park quickly, with the Australians enjoying the better of the territorial battle. In the eighth minute the first shot on goal forced South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa into a good save. Tommy Oar let fly from outside the box and a deflection meant Meyiwa had to dive to his left at full stretch to knock the ball behind for a corner.Sharp reflexes From the corner, Seyiwa exhibited sharp reflexes to parry a powerful header from Matthew Leckie. The ball was cleared , but the Aussies quickly surged back onto the attack and Oar once more tested Meyiwa with a low shot from distance. The home team was enjoying success in turning over possession by pressing high on the Bafana Bafana defenders, who were finding it difficult to penetrate the pressure exerted by the Australian forwards and midfield. James Troisi tried to test Meyiwa with a shot from 20 metres out, striking the ball sweetly with his left foot, but the shot was always rising and flew over the top of the Bafana Bafana goal.Bafana Bafana goal Shortly after that, however, South Africa stunned Australia with a superb goal on the counter-attack. Attacking down the left flank, Thulani Serero picked out Tokelo Rantie, who timed his run perfectly. Rantie cut inside a defender, then cut in once more, but his shot was blocked. He then dropped the ball back to Ayanda Patosi and the Belgian-based player steered the ball low and accurately into goalkeeper Matthew Ryan’s left-hand corner to put Bafana Bafana ahead. Almost immediately, though, Australia drew level. Meyiwa failed to deal with a speculative cross from the left and Australian captain Tim Cahill just beat him to the ball to head home and make it 1-1 mere moments after they had fallen behind. It was his record 32nd goal for the Aussies. Australian opportunities The Socceroos had another opportunity to score in the 17th minute, but Meyiwa dived to his right to parry Cahill’s left-footed effort. After Matthew Leckie made good ground down the right flank, Erick Mathoho hacked the ball clear, but Mark Milligan met the ball powerfully with a drive that again forced a good stop out of Meyiwa. Oar then scooped the ball over the crossbar as the Australians kept up the pressure on Gordon Igesund’s charges. A poor clearance from Ryan almost led to Serero being played in for South Africa, but the Australian central defenders closed on the Ajax Amsterdam star from both sides to knock the ball clear. In the 26th minute, the referee showed a yellow card to James Holland after Serero, who had been the victim of a number of tough tackles, was the victim one too many times.Midfield battle Then the contest moved to the midfield for the next 15 minutes, which allowed Bafana Bafana to come more into it, with their passing becoming more cohesive. Serero almost broke through the Australian defence just before the break, but his run onto a short pass led to to a heavy first touch and the ball went behind for a goal kick. When the half-time whistle sounded, the Socceroos had dominated the first half possession and shots, unfortunately the fouls too, but the scoreboard read Australia 1, South Africa 1.Second half The second half began with a change for both sides, with Bongani Zungu on for Thuso Phala and Matt McKay replacing James Troisi. In the second minute after the restart, Patosi fired narrowly wide of Ryan’s left-hand post from long range, unleashing a swerving shot that swung just away from goal. The Australians were then forced into a change when Ivan Franjic, who was ironically injured by his team-mate Jason Davidson, left the field. Luke Wilkshire took over from him. Matthew Leckie found space down the South African right flank after Bafana conceded possession in midfield, but he dragged his shot and Meyiwa, in goal, was not required to make a save.Skied shot After putting some pressure on the Australians, Tokelo Rantie managed to get a shot away from a narrow angle on the right. He skied it, however, and was immediately replaced by Siphelele Mthembu, leaving the field holding his right groin. Captain Tim Cahill, the scorer of Australia’s goal, then ended his day, with debutant Ben Halloran coming on for the star skipper. The sudden flood of substitutes continued shortly after that when Patosi, the scorer of the opening goal, left the field, replaced by Themba Zwane.Dragged wide Zungu managed a snap shot from just inside the Socceroos’ box after the ball went loose from a cross from the right, but he dragged his left-footed shot wide of Ryan’s left-hand post. With 20 minutes to go, Dario Vidosic took over from Tommy Oar, who had been so impressive in the early going for Australia. The match lacked the spark and the thrust of the first half and both defences were finding it more comfortable to deal with the challenges thrown down to them by the opposing attacks. When Serero managed a shot, it was hurried and under pressure, and the ball flew high and harmless over the goal.Frustration Leckie showed some frustration 10 minutes from time when he earned a yellow card for a poor tackle from behind. Australia, though, could not find the energy and pace they had shown when they dominated the opening 25 minutes of the contest. Halloran managed a long range, low shot, but Meyiwa was not tested, getting his body behind the ball and going down low to easily gather it in. Ngconga was then shown a yellow card by the referee, although he was less than impressed by the decision.Rolled the dice Coach Ange Postecoglou rolled the dice late in the clash by sending on Josh Kennedy for the hard-working Matthew Leckie in an effort to find a winner for the Socceroos. With only six minutes remaining on the clock, he had little time to add to his 17 international goals. Vidosic was on the end of a testing cross with only two minutes showing on the clock, but he pushed a defender down in his efforts to get up to meet the ball with his head and the referee awarded South Africa a free kick.Four minutes added on Four minutes was added on at the end of the regulation time and the Aussies nearly found a winner when a looping header passed just wide of Meyiwa’s left-hand post. South African coach Gordon Igesund, though, slowed the game down by sending on Siyabonga Nhlapho for Thulani Serero and the match petered out into a draw.A hard-earned and deserved draw The Socceroos owned the first 25 minutes of the showdown, but once Bafana Bafana had settled down the contest was reasonably even and they came away with a hard-earned and deserved draw. They next face New Zealand in Auckland on 30 May.last_img read more

Unnao rape victim discharged from AIIMS

first_imgThe 2017 Unnao rape survivor has been discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here on Wednesday after spending two months at the hospital. She will now be staying with her family in Delhi.The family has said they were apprehensive about returning to their home State, Uttar Pradesh. The survivor was brought to Delhi after she met with an accident on July 28. Her family is under the protection of the Central Reserve Police Force in accordance with the Supreme Court’s order.Earlier, a Delhi court had issued directions under the witness protection guidelines to arrange accommodation for the Unnao rape survivor and her family — her mother, two sisters and one brother — in the Capital.The rape survivor’s mother had a discussion with the Judge on their relocation arrangements. She asked that they be allowed to live in Delhi as they feared threat to their life and liberty if they returned to their native village in the Unnao district, their lawyer said after the in-camera proceedings.The woman was allegedly kidnapped and raped by expelled Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Unnao in 2017, when she was a minor. Charges have been framed against Sengar and co-accused Shashi Singh in the case.last_img read more

ICC rejects appeals of Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir

first_imgThe ICC code of conduct commissioner Michael Beloff on Sunday dismissed the appeals of Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir against their suspensions for alleged spot-fixing.The world governing body of the game had suspended the three Pakistani cricketers, including Mohammed Asif, last month when a British tabloid claimed that they were involved in spot-fixing.Fast bowler Asif had also challenged the suspension along with Test captain Butt and the 18-year-old Aamer, but had later withdrawn his appeal.”Having considered every aspect of the case I dismiss their appeals and they remain suspended,” Beloff told reporters outside the ICC headquarters in Dubai.The rejection of appeals means that all three cricketers will have to appear before a ICC code of conduct commission to pursue their case.”The players have denied the charges, but they will remain suspended before a code of conduct commission is formed to hear the case,” Beloff sad.The International Cricket Council said in a statement that Asif’s suspension will also continue.”After considering all the evidence Mr Beloff has rejected both challenges. As such, the players remain provisionally suspended from all cricket pending the outcome of the independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal which will hear their disciplinary cases in due course.”As he chose not to challenge his provisional suspension, a third player – Mohammad Asif – also remains provisionally suspended,” the statement read.Beloff chose not to speak if the Pakistani cricketers were guilty.”It was not up to me to decide whether they committed any crime, the commission will establish their guilt and if they are found guilty then they will be given punishment as per the ICC code of conduct,” he said.advertisementThe two cricketers were accompanied by their lawyers — Butt by Khalid R Anjha, a former Law Minister, and former Pakistan player Aftab Gul, while Aamir was with Shahid Karim.British tabloid News of the World had shook the cricket world with a sting operation which had suspected bookmaker Mazhar Majeed claiming that he paid bribes to three cricketers for sending down no-balls during the Lord’s Test against England in late August.Scotland Yard is also carrying out a separate investigation into the case and has spoken to the three players and Majeed.After the Test series, the third One-dayer at the Oval also came under suspicion but the ICC later cleared the match of any wrongdoing.Pakistan Cricket Board had backed the players calling the entire episode a conspiracy. PCB chief Ijaz Butt had in fact created a flutter by saying that it was British players who took money to throw the Oval ODI.He though had to withdraw his comments after being threatened with legal action by the England and Wales Cricket Board.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

10 months agoNewcastle boss Benitez: Liverpool good enough to win the title

first_imgNewcastle boss Benitez: Liverpool good enough to win the titleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says Liverpool look title winners after Wednesday’s 4-0 thrashing.The result sees Liverpool go six points clear at the top of the table.Benitez said: “We saw they are good enough to win the title, yes.“What I have said before is they have a very good team and a very good squad, and so they have very good players on the bench.“When you want to win a league title you need to be consistent, and they can do it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

7 days agoMan Utd chief Woodward: Football always our priority

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd chief Woodward: Football always our priorityby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists the club have never prioritised commercial initiatives over results on the pitch.United’s American owners, the Glazers, have been accused of not caring about the club’s performances so long as it doesn’t jeopardise their business interests.But Woodward says both aspects are vital to the club’s make-up.”The reality of Manchester United is we are a club in two parts,” said Woodward.”First of all, we are an incredible 141-year footballing institution with all that history, all that legacy, all that tradition and that tradition of success. That can never, ever change. We need to keep that protected.”Then, like other football clubs, our commercial business allows us to reinvest in the football side. It’s how these two interact with each other at Manchester United that results in us having a competitive advantage in this area. What’s important is the commercial side is never allowed to take priority over the football side.” last_img read more