Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Photo by James CarboneA ban prohibiting in-person dining at L.A. County restaurants will go into effect at 10 p.m. on Wednesday.Pasadena will not be impacted by the ban.At Monday’s Pasadena City Council meeting city officials announced they were still monitoring the data and were not shuttering in-person dining.But late Tuesday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors rejected a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn to reconsider the ban on outdoor dining being imposed due to a surge in coronavirus cases.The ban was announced Sunday night when the county’s five-day average of daily new cases topped the threshold of 4,000.The threshold was established by the county last week, along with a more restrictive tier that would trigger a new stay-at-home order if the daily five-day case average topped 4,500. The county reached that threshold Monday.The county restriction ends in-person dining for three weeks.“Businesses have made incredible sacrifices to align with safety protocols to remain open in order to pay their bills and feed their families,” Supervisor Barger said. “Our hospitalization rates are among the lowest we’ve seen. Yet, the rationale for further closures is tied to the number of patients in the hospital. We’ve come a long way to support workers and residents who are struggling to stay afloat and should not regress on the progress we’ve made.”The Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation predicted that approximately 700,000 jobs in the food industry would be lost during this shutdown.The LAEDC also highlighted that approximately 75% of all projected job losses would be those earning $50,000 or less.The California Restaurant Association unsuccessfully attempted to stop the action with a restraining order. A judge did allow a lawsuit to continue.“The recent order with no stated scientific basis from L.A. County singles out a specific industry and could jeopardize thousands of jobs,” Jot Condie, president/CEO of the California Restaurant Association, said in a statement announcing the legal challenge. “There are thousands of restaurants and many thousands more employees who could be out on the street right before the holiday season.”Association attorney Dennis Ellis told reporters he was disappointed in the ruling, but said the organization hasn’t seen any evidence that outdoor dining — which was already restricted to half of overall capacity last week — has fueled the coronavirus surge.“We have not been able to see what the county has to support the notion that outdoor dining at 50% capacity, consistent with what the governor has authorized in his blueprint, is inappropriate and needs to be shut down,” Ellis said.“Outdoor dining is probably more dangerous in terms of contagion than any other kind of business,” Supervisor Sheila Kuehl said earlier. She said diners at restaurants “sit for hours with no masks on” and are in close proximity to servers and patrons walking by.Long Beach, which has its own health department, also plans to bar in-person dining Wednesday night. The Long Beach Restaurant Association blasted the move and plans to hold a news conference Wednesday demanding a meeting with city and county health officials.In a statement, the association accused health officials of attacking an “easy target” to blame for the surge in cases, without any evidence. 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WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Thomond Community College to hold its annual Multicultural Day RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement by Kathy MastersonSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] migrant rights organisation Doras Luimní is calling on Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to provide alternative accommodation for victims of human trafficking, who are currently housed in direct provision centres.“We would be very critical of the Government policy since 2007 of housing trafficking victims in direct provision centres while the investigations are ongoing.“Victims of trafficking, and sex trafficking in particular, are especially vulnerable, they have suffered a lot of trauma and some would be suffering with post traumatic stress,” explained Patricia Stapleton, anti-trafficking officer with Doras Luimní.This week a report was submitted to Minister Fitzgerald criticising Ireland’s treatment of both asylum seekers and victims of trafficking.The report, compiled by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, Focus Ireland, Sonas Housing and Nasc, has called for short-term emergency accommodation and more support facilities to be made available to victims of sex traffickers.The submission of the report coincides with the release of figures from the Central Statistics Office showing a 133 per cent increase in human trafficking offences in Ireland between June 2013 and June 2014.According to Ms Stapleton, direct provision centres are “wholly inappropriate” for the needs of human trafficking victims.“They have to share rooms with other people, there is open access and they don’t get the support they need. They are victims of human rights abuses and they should be entitled to more appropriate accommodation for their needs.We would be advocating for the Minister to create an alternative housing solution for victims of human trafficking,” she saidMs Stapleton revealed that, like asylum seekers, victims of human traffickers can also be left living in direct provision centres for extended periods of time, which can have a negative impact on mental health.She added that the living conditions can cause some of the victims to suffer “secondary trauma in addition to the trauma they have already suffered”. NewsNew accommodation needed for trafficking victimsBy John Keogh – September 25, 2014 801 Email TAGSDoras LuimníHuman TraffickingJustice Minister Frances Fitzgerald Linkedin Print Concern over migrant families being accommodated in hotels Free Céilí Afro Dabke workshops and performance Limerick celebrates Africa Day Doras Luimní hold events in Limerick for World Refugee Day Previous articleLimerick councillor not ready to dump landfill proposalNext articleNew Limerick council tenants already in deep water John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Doras supports more than 1,200 people
Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / HARP Modifications Dwindle; Overall Refi Activity Way Down About Author: Tory Barringer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mortgage refinance volumes reversed course in November, turning down as the government’s refinance program continued to see its popularity dwindle.Monthly data released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) shows Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac together reported 134,582 refinances in November 2014, down from nearly 139,000 in October.Monthly refinance numbers moved in fits and starts throughout 2014, bouncing between a low of 105,059 in March and October’s year-to-date high—though the trend in the year’s latter half was largely upward as mortgage rates fell to nearly 4.0 percent.As overall refinancing fell, so too did the number of mortgages refinanced under the Obama administration’s Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), which targets borrowers with high loan-to-value (LTV) ratios. For November, the GSEs reported a combined 12,429 HARP refinances, putting demand for the program at its lowest point in years.Year-to-date through November, HARP refinances totaled just 201,337, less than a quarter of 2013’s full-year number (892,909).While FHFA has focused in the past year on marketing the program through town hall-style events and other borrower outreach initiatives, analysts say the drop in HARP activity stems not from lack of awareness, but from a lack of new and eligible homeowners.”Everybody that has been or could be through that program did it and has moved on,” said John Bell, a principal at United Fidelity Funding Corp., a wholesale mortgage lender.Bell says that at this point, the government would be better served by expanding eligibility requirements, as it already did once in 2012. Though FHFA Director Mel Watt has offered no signal that the agency will create “HARP 3.0″ before the program’s expiration at the end of this year, it does seem a more likely possibility, given the Obama administration’s push to make mortgage credit more affordable.For Bell—who works out of an office in Irvine, California—the first step would be to raise loan limits for certain high-cost areas. The second would be to loosen some federal regulations, such as the qualified mortgage (QM) rule, which he says has hampered some homeowners who would otherwise be eligible for HARP.”We’d be really excited to see [HARP] 3.0 come out with expanded loan limits, maybe lower FICO scores, and possibly reduced QM requirements … on some loans,” he said. HARP Modifications Dwindle; Overall Refi Activity Way Down Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Print This Post Related Articles Previous: Credit Rating Agency Updates RMBS Default Model Next: Fed Economists to Lead Public Discussion in Flint, Michigan, on January 22 January 19, 2015 1,298 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac HARP Home Affordable Refinance Program Mortgage Refinancing Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac HARP Home Affordable Refinance Program Mortgage Refinancing 2015-01-19 Tory Barringer Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago
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Courtesy Courtney White(RICHMOND, Va.) — A suspended fraternity at Virginia Commonwealth University could be banned for life if an investigation by the school determines the Greek organization was responsible for misconduct related to the death this year of a 19-year-old freshman, whose family alleges was the victim of an alcohol-fueled fatal hazing incident.Officials at the university in Richmond announced this week that they have tentatively recommended the permanent removal of the Delta Chi chapter but will hold off on the ban until an investigation by the school’s Division of Student Affairs is complete.The move to abolish the fraternity from VCU comes as the Richmond Police Department continues its investigation into the death of freshman Adam Oakes in February at an off-campus party involving Delta Chi pledges.The Division of Student Affairs initiated disciplinary proceedings against the Delta Chi fraternity on Monday, according a statement from the school.The university said it will move forward with plans to issue a lifetime ban on Delta Chi if the allegations are found to be responsible for Oakes’ death.Once complete, the Division of Student Affairs report will be reviewed by VCU’s Student Organization Conduct Committee, which will decide the fraternity’s fate. VCU officials said they expect the school’s investigation to be completed sometime this summer.Oakes’ family welcomed the university’s probe.“I’d love to say that after Adam’s death we can change the world and we can change the culture. But I have to think realistically, you know. This happens in so many other states,” Oakes’ cousin, Courtney White, told ABC affiliate station WRIC-TV in Richmond.White and other family member allege that hazing involving alcohol played a significant role in Oakes’ death after he received a bid to rush the fraternity.Oakes was found unresponsive on Feb. 27 at an off-campus residence near the university, according to the Richmond Police Department. Police have released few details on the investigation and results of an autopsy on Oakes have not been released.VCU and the Delta Chi national chapter both suspended the VCU Delta Chi chapter in the wake of Oakes’ death.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Home » COVID-19 support » The ‘finger thing’ that helps estate agents avoid getting Coronavirus at work previous nextProducts & ServicesThe ‘finger thing’ that helps estate agents avoid getting Coronavirus at workPivoting Yorkshire engineering company says its copper-alloy gizmo both helps kill the virus and enables agents to open doors, ‘without touching’.Nigel Lewis2nd June 202001,791 Views Estate agents worried about touching handles, doorknobs and taps at work or while conducting viewings now have a handy gizmo to keep their hands Covid-free.Called somewhat predictably the KeepSafe, it resembles a cross between a knuckleduster and something Captain Hook might covet. But North Yorkshire manufacturer Sylatech says the finger appendage has a serious role to play in keeping the virus at bay.It is made of a copper-based alloy that is effective at killing a broad range of bacteria, fungi and viruses but also, the company claims, is an ideal way for estate agents in branches or those completing property viewings to avoid touch surfaces without having to don protective gloves.Charlie Breese, Sylatech’s Managing Director, says: “Our aim for the KeepSafe is simple, to help limit the spread of Covid-19 and to reduce your potential exposure to Coronavirus.“It has good application use with door handles, light switches, toilet levers, taps and more”.“The KeepSafe is not a substitute for regular and thorough handwashing, but an extra weapon in the fight against this invisible enemy.”Estate agents will also be supporting a UK engineering company whose main market, the aerospace industry, has been hit hard by the Coronavirus crisis, although it also makes components for the space, defence, medical, automotive and construction sectors.The KeepSafe costs £9.50p or £8 each if you want more than ten, and can be ordered from the Keepsafe website and can also be made to order as branded versions as well.keepsafe sylatech Charlie Breese estate aents June 2, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defense April 26, 2013 View post tag: Duty View post tag: Active View post tag: Drive View post tag: Awareness View post tag: NMCRS View post tag: Defence USA: NMCRS Holds Active Duty Fund Drive Awareness Event View post tag: holds View post tag: fund The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) held an Active Duty Fund Drive Awareness Event at the Pentagon April 23.The goal of the event was to provide Sailors and Marines with information about NMCRS and the programs they offer.“We wanted to raise awareness about the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and educate Sailors and Marines about the different programs and services offered,” said Rama Latin, the Charitable Campaigns Administrator for the National Capital Region.NMCRS is a volunteer program that began in 1904 and offers financial assistance to Sailors and Marines.“The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society provides Sailors and Marines with services and programs that are in need of assistance,” said Latin. “Some of the programs and services that are offered are the Budget for Baby Program, interest free loans and grants, and the Combat Casualty Assistance Visiting Nurse Program.”In 2012 the NMCRS provided more than 63,000 clients with financial assistance.“I never thought I would use the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society but they were there when I needed them,” said Chief Petty Officer Eric Peters, the Leading Chief Petty Officer for the Chairman Dining Facility for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “I highly recommend Sailors and Marines who are need of assistance to go to the NMCRS.”Peters added that the NMCRS is one of the best resources for supervisors.“The NMCRS is one of the best tools in a supervisor’s pocket because helping Sailors and Marines is their only job,” said Peters. “That’s what they are there for, to provide Sailors and Marines with assistance when they need it.”NMCRS’s fund drive is scheduled to run until April 30.The mission of NMCRS is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational and other assistance to members of the naval services of the United States, eligible family members and survivors when in need, and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 26, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Naval Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: NMCRS Holds Active Duty Fund Drive Awareness Event View post tag: event View post tag: News by topic
This Sunday, November 12th, Dead & Company will begin their 2017 Fall Tour with their first of two shows at the storied midtown Manhattan oasis that is Madison Square Garden. Coming off an overwhelmingly well-received summer stadium tour, excitement is high for the latter-day Dead incarnation’s return to the World’s Most Famous Arena, where they played 2 of their first 3 (and 3 of their first 6) shows as a unit in 2015. When Dead & Company hits The Garden’s stage on Sunday, they’ll do so as one of the most successful touring acts in the world. However, when the band announced their first shows at MSG in 2015, they were met with decidedly more skepticism than excitement.Bob Weir And John Mayer Talk Dead & Co’s Beginnings And The Legacy Of The Dead In New InterviewFrom the moment the Dead & Company lineup was announced, the virtue of the project was debated by fans at excruciating length. One common gripe was how closely this new band followed summer 2015’s Fare Thee Well, a 5-show limited engagement billed, at least implicitly, as the end of the Dead’s story. Hundreds of thousands of people planned trips to catch the “final” Dead shows in Santa Clara and Chicago, which featured all four surviving original band members (Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart) as well as keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, pianist Bruce Hornsby and, finally, Phish frontman Trey Anastasio filling the vacant Jerry Garcia “role”. Many fans who shelled out big bucks to bid the band farewell felt as though the announcement of Dead & Company just one month later cheapened the finality and significance of the Fare The Well experience.Other fans were unhappy that Phil Lesh had been removed from the equation–although few were upset about the choice of former Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge as a replacement. But the main source of Deadhead outcry about Dead & Co centered around the new band’s choice of guitarist–a position previously filled by highly respected musicians like Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, John Kadlecik, Steve Kimock and, most recently, Anastasio, in other post-Jerry incarnations of the Dead…Dead & Company would feature…wait…John Mayer? Am I reading this right? That cocky pop-bro “Your Body Is A Wonderland” kid? The choice simply did not compute for many fans. Trey–the leader of his own religiously-followed band–had famously put himself through Grateful Dead “boot camp” to get ready for his 5-show run with the band at Fare The Well. Did Mayer even know who the Grateful Dead were? They’re not on pop radio, last time we checked…At the time, Deadheads’ knowledge about Mayer was largely confined to his bubblegum pop hits and his famously shitty attitude. How do you go from Trey Anastasio to John fuckin’ Mayer? How could the band let this uninitiated, outsider, mainstream asshole try to fill Jerry’s enormous shoes?Remembering John Mayer’s Trip Down The Grateful Dead Rabbit Hole [Videos]But despite reservations from many diehard fans, Mayer was serious about his new gig, and about the music that it aimed to celebrate. In an early Billboard interview, Mayer explained that he was late getting on the bus (he didn’t discover the band until a Pandora station played him “Althea” 2012), but instantly fell head over heels in love with the music and mythology of the band–a feeling virtually every Dead fan can understand. In the same piece, Weir claimed that Mayer was actually the driving force behind the band’s creation, explaining that the younger guitarist’s enthusiasm “was the cherry on the sundae that made this project look like a good idea.”The skepticism about Mayer began to dissipate as soon as the band began playing shows. Throughout their first few performances, reports started to surface about Mayer’s technical proficiency, colorfully passionate vocals, and Jerry-inspired riffing; about how he had clearly studied the material; about how visibly appreciative he was to be sharing the stage with these legendary musicians.Bob Weir & John Mayer Wish Each Other Happy Birthday In Adorable Instagram PostsThe third of three 2015 Dead & Company MSG shows took place two years ago today, and served as a sort of coming out party for the newly formed group: Thanks to a sponsorship from American Express, all of the seats for the show were distributed free of charge via lottery or, for those who happened to be walking by, via AmEx promo workers literally passing out stacks of tickets on 7th Avenue around showtime. Live video of the show was also streamed via the AmEx YouTube channel, giving the masses their first real taste of the new lineup, and their first solid evidence about its merit after months of heated debate. And while the show was far from perfect, it served as a sort of widespread “eureka” moment for Deadheads everywhere: Dead & Company was actually pretty good!You can watch full pro-shot footage Dead & Company’s 11/7/15 free show at Madison Square Garden (their 6th show as a band) below via YouTube user GratefuLSD:With multiple tours and scores of shows now under their belts, Dead & Company has vastly matured as a unit from that first run of dates. Their performances this past summer received consistently glowing reviews. They have delved ever-further into the Dead’s live catalogue, begun to settle oranically into their roles within the band. The group’s new blood has breathed palpable new life into the Dead’s classic compositions, and feels as though they’re only just starting to really hit their stride.Dead & Co Surprises Fans With Free Webcast Of Beautiful Blossom Show [Full Show Pro-Shot]In the time since those first MSG shows, Mayer has largely won over the reluctant Deadhead base. These days, the Trey comparisons tend to swing the other direction, with even the biggest Phish fans admitting that, “OK, Mayer may actually be a better fit (but Trey only prepared for 5 shows, and Mayer has been in this band for years now, so it’s apples-to-oranges, you know?)”, etc. Over the course of his tenure with Dead & Co, Mayer’s growth as an artist and as a person has been clearly apparent, and his genuine humility and gratitude toward his “dream job” and all that it entails has endeared him to the Dead’s famously stubborn fans. For now, it seems the group has no intention of slowing down. Mickey even recently hinted at potential plans for the group to hit the studio to record some new music together.John Mayer Uses Full Page In Billboard Magazine To Express His Gratitude To The Grateful DeadWatch full pro-shot footage of Dead & Company’s show at Blossom Music Centre on 6/28/17 to see how far they have come as a unit in their two years together:Dead & Company Kicks Off Final Run Of Summer Tour At Wrigley Field [Photos/Videos]In November, 2015, Dead & Company rolled into MSG with a chip on their shoulders, seeming like a poorly thought-out cash-grab playing to hopeful yet skeptical fans. Today, two years later, they’re one of our favorite bands on the road, and we’re genuinely excited to follow their latest tour.Thank you…for a real good time.For a full list of upcoming Dead & Company Fall 2017 tour dates, head to the band’s website.[Cover photo courtesy of Phierce Photo by Keith G., Instagram: @phiercephoto]
Hitting The Unified Field in Spanish Peaks Country, Colorado, the annual Sonic Bloom festival has revealed their initial lineup. Held from June 14-17, the new announcement sees Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ Set featuring live visuals by Android Jones), Keys N Krates, Nightmares on Wax (Live Band), Liquid Stranger, and EOTO all headlining the festival.The full lineup is stacked full of boundary-crossing artists on the threshold of live and electronic music. Artists like Break Science, Desert Dwellers, Dirtwire, Thriftworks, BUKU, Yheti, Charles the First, Vibesquad, Maddy O’Neal, Toubab Krewe, Earthcry, and more will all be performing.Check out the full lineup below, and head to the festival’s website for further details!
Problems related to surgery—mostly from surgical wound infections—are the most common reason that people wind up readmitted to the hospital, according to a new study. Patient safety expert Lucian Leape says such complications are a significant problem that causes much pain and suffering.Leape, adjunct professor of health policy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, wrote about surgical complications—and how to reduce them—in a February 3, 2015 JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) editorial accompanying the study.The study, which looked at 500,000 operations in the U.S., found a nearly 6% overall hospital readmission rate in 2012, mostly attributable to surgical complications. The most frequent complication—infections from surgical wounds—occurred in about 5,500 patients. But nationwide the total number of these infections “is probably 20 to 30 times higher than that: 111,000 to 167,000,” Leape told HealthDay. “Cutting that in half, which I believe is possible, would eliminate pain and suffering in tens of thousands of people every year.”Leape said systems changes are key to reducing the rate of surgical complications. “The most powerful methods for reducing harm are feedback, learning from the best, and working in collaboration,” he wrote in the JAMA editorial. Read Full Story