Pasadena Unified Unveils Protocol for Reopening K-12 Schools

first_img Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe More Cool Stuff 49 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img 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. While all Los Angeles County Schools are to remain closed at the start of the coming academic year by order of state health officials, the Pasadena Unified School District released formal guidelines and protocols for how the reopening of K-12 schools will take place once it’s safe to do so.The reopening protocols, which were posted on the city’s website Monday, outline procedures for preventing the spread of COVID-19, as well as guidance on how to deal with infections within a school community.“These protocols are provided for schools for use in the instance that community COVID-19 conditions will permit return to in-person K-12 education in the City of Pasadena for the 2020-21 school year,” according to the reopening protocol. “Schools should adopt contingency plans for remote learning, if worsening community COVID-19 conditions (e.g., increasing cases) or emerging science indicates a need for greater caution.”The state’s existing health order only allows schools to reopen when the county in which the school exists has remained off the state’s COVID-19 county monitoring list for 14 days in a row. Los Angeles County and about three-dozen other counties remained on the watch list as of Tuesday.Among the measures outlines in the protocol are requiring face coverings at schools, connecting staff and families with medical resources prior to reopening, following the COVID-19 Exposure Management Plan in the case of a detected infection, reducing contact, screening all people who enter a school site for COVID-19 symptoms daily and developing a program for influenza vaccination.While there is no vaccine for COVID-19, getting an influenza vaccine can be important during the pandemic, officials said.Flu vaccines could prevent co-infections of both the flue and COVID-19, reduce demands on health care facilities and decrease instances of the flu that could be hard to distinguish from COVID-19.The protocol also calls for special attention to cleaning of campuses, bathrooms and buses, the encouragement of frequent hand-washing and enforcement of social distancing. Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Business News Education Pasadena Unified Unveils Protocol for Reopening K-12 Schools By BRIAN DAY Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 2:41 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

FDA approves using Relenza to prevent flu

first_imgMar 29, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the use of the antiviral drug zanamivir (Relenza) to prevent—not just treat—influenza in adults and children aged 5 and older.Zanamivir, one of the two flu drugs known as neuraminidase inhibitors, was approved in 1999 for treating flu in people aged 7 and older, but not for prophylactic use. The other neuraminidase inhibitor, oseltamivir (Tamiflu), was approved for both treatment and prevention in adults and children from the age of 1 year.”This approval is a welcome addition to the available defenses against the flu,” Dr. Steven Galson, director of the FDA’s center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in an FDA news release. “This new use offers the medical community another option to prevent and control influenza A and B.”Many countries are stockpiling oseltamivir, made by Roche, in the hope that it will offer some help in the next flu pandemic. Stockpiling of zanamivir, made by GlaxoSmithKline, has been less prevalent, but the United States is stocking up on both.”We have purchased, as of today, 4 million treatment courses of Relenza and 22 million treatment courses of Tamiflu,” Bill Hall, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services, told CIDRAP News today. “We expect all of them to be in the stockpile by the end of this calendar year.”Hall said HHS is aiming for a total of 81 million treatment courses of the two antivirals by 2008, with zanamivir making probably up about 20%.Zanamivir is a powder that is inhaled by mouth with a “Diskhaler” device. Oseltamivir comes in capsule form.Four large, placebo-controlled studies have shown the effectiveness of Relenza for preventing flu, the FDA reported. In two trials, the incidence of flu in households whose members received the drug was 4.1%, versus 19.0% in households where people received a placebo.In a third trial, involving only adults, 2.0% of people in the Relenza group experienced flu symptoms, versus 6.1% of those in the placebo group, the FDA reported. In the fourth study, which involved mostly older adults, flu symptoms occurred in 1.4% of placebo group members and 0.2% of the treatment group.The FDA said zanamivir has not been found effective for preventing flu in nursing homes. Also, it is not recommended as a substitute for flu vaccine, the primary tool for preventing flu.The drug is not recommended for people who have asthma or other chronic respiratory disease, the FDA noted. After zanamivir’s initial approval, bronchospasm, in some cases fatal, was reported in some patients, most of whom had asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the agency said.See also:Mar 29 FDA news release background information on Relenza’s detailed information on Relenza overview on use of antiviral agents for pandemic flulast_img read more

OA President earns prestigious award

first_imgPictured with OA President Diane Laake (front) include Fr. Bill Farris, OFM, recipient of the Roger Bacon Award (front row), and Adam Gellenbeck, recipient of the Spartan Award, Tom Burke, President of Roger Bacon, and Dr. Donald L. Vieth, Astrolabe Award.Oldenburg, In. — The Roger Bacon High School Alumni Association honored Oldenburg Academy President Diane Laake ‘ 75 with the prestigious Amaranth Award at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner. This award is given to a graduate of Our Lady of Angels High School who has lived her life in true Franciscan spirit and has demonstrated significant achievements and dedicated service to the larger community since graduation.The daughter of Russell (RB ’45) and Irene (OLA ’47), Diane (and her twin sister Donna) graduated from OLA in 1975.  Younger brother Larry would join their ranks as an RB grad in 1986. In 1979, Diane graduated from Xavier University, magna cum laude, University Scholars program/BS in Biology and began her teaching career at Mother of Mercy High School.  During her 33 years there, she served in many different roles including teacher, Admissions Director, Assistant Principal and Principal.  Among her accomplishments at Mercy, she is most proud of her work in securing grants for the school and individual teachers to pursue innovative and enriching professional development opportunities, initiating and leading an international student leadership program for over 25 years, serving as the chair of the National Blue Ribbon School Award team (received in 2002), and being a founding member of the INTERalliance (technology) Advisory Team and Board member of the Network for Mercy Education.  She received an M.Ed. in Science Education from Northern Kentucky University in 1987 and has 50 + additional graduate credits, including Administrative Certification.  She was hired in March of 2013 as President at Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception (IN), sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis – Oldenburg, where she continues to serve today, her 40th year in Catholic education.  There Diane has lead the Academy to its largest enrollment in over 35 years, launched an ambitious capital campaign resulting in the first major building project in over 50 years, and strengthened the network of relationships with the local community as well as the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.Diane also serves as a Board member for Franciscans Network since 1998.  This non-profit works closely with grassroots Franciscan women and men all around the world who are striving for justice and peace.  For ten years this included an alliance with Franciscans International and their home office at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, especially focusing on advocacy work for the landless poor in Brazil.  She was responsible for their annual donor/awards dinner and has led multiple pilgrimage programs to Italy, Brazil and Ireland.“During my high school years at OLA, I was blessed to become one of the earliest members of the New Jerusalem Community, an intentional Catholic lay community led by Franciscan Fathers Richard Rohr and John Quigley.  The teachings and shared community experiences over the next 30 years provided the vision and guiding principles for my faith journey ever since.  I am grateful for my strong Franciscan roots and delighted to finish my professional career ‘back home’ with the Sisters of St. Francis and the mission and values that have inspired and guided me most of my life.”last_img read more

Syracuse fall lacrosse: New starters, role players on focus in alumni game

first_imgSyracuse gathered for the sixth annual Orange Alumni Classic on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. The current SU squad defeated the Alumni All-Stars 11-9 in the first organized game of the year for the Orange.Having graduated seven of 10 starters from last year, head coach John Desko took full advantage of the exhibition match to mix and match a variety of players in new spots.Back on topJordan Evans hasn’t had the chance to flourish in Syracuse’s attack during his first two years like he did in high school as the top-rated recruit. With senior Dylan Donahue the only returning member of last year’s attack trio of Kevin Rice and Randy Staats, Evans is finally going to have his shot in SU’s front line.He anchored the attack on Saturday with Donahue, converting his first goal by sweeping around the back of the crease and splitting two defenders before firing.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’m very happy to be back on attack,” Evans said. “It’s been a long time coming.“Me and Dylan have been working a lot together and I’m trying to get that chemistry that him and Kevin had last year.”The junior attack primarily commanded the offense from the X position behind the net, much like Rice did. The departures of Rice and Staats mean the Orange is without nearly one-third of its points from last season.“It’s definitely hard to follow in (Rice’s) footsteps,” Evans said. “This is a whole new team. People are going to find their new roles and hopefully I can find mine.”In the Nick of timeSyracuse added two new offensive options during the off-season, accepting transfer junior attack Nick Mariano from UMass and fifth-year senior attack Nick Piroli from Brown.Piroli didn’t see the field on Saturday, but Evans described him as a smart attack that doesn’t make many mistakes. He was largely a distributor for the Bears last season, notching 24 assists to complement his 10 goals.Mariano played both midfield and attack — something Desko said can be expected from him — and scored his only goal while jogging away from the crease before blindly swinging his stick around and slotting the ball in the upper-right corner of the net.“I’m just trying to better the team with whatever I can do,” Mariano said. “Whether it’s attack or wherever coach Donahue thinks I can play, I just want to win games and I’ll do whatever I have to do.”Desko said the third spot on the attack is an open competition. He highlighted Mariano and Piroli as two potential fits in the spot, but it was senior Tim Barber who got the nod at the start of this game.“There’s a lot of people to try and figure out,” Desko said. “We’re working hard, we’re trying to figure it out. In the past we haven’t had to.”Filling in the blanksThe graduations of Nicky Galasso, Hakeem Lecky and Henry Schoonmaker have left the first-line midfield completely open.Desko estimated with the attack-heavy roster he has, it’s possible that Mariano, Piroli and Barber could end up as the first-line midfield so they can bring their offensive presence to the field more frequently.Junior Nick Weston and redshirt senior Tom Grimm also got significant playing time, typically replacing wings Scott Firman and Paolo Ciferri after faceoffs. The two wings often flanked senior Cal Paduda, taking faceoffs in place of Ben Williams, who’s recovering from a “procedure” to ensure his health in the spring.Ciferri and Firman are two candidates to replace departed wings Mike Messina and Peter Macartney, who were second and third respectively on the team in ground balls and comprised an elite faceoff group.“We need to figure out who the wings are for sure,” Desko said. “… Today it was probably disappointing we didn’t get more ground balls off the faceoffs on the wing. We need to get better at it.”Goalkeeper Warren Hill started for the Orange after graduating Bobby Wardwell last year. The senior netminder made a handful of saves in his only quarter of action, eventually relenting to redshirt junior Evan Molloy — who Desko said has impressed in practice dating back to last year.“We started Warren because he was the backup, but they both played really well,” Desko said. “There’s a competition going on.”SU’s defense is the only real line of consistency from last year, returning starters Jay McDermott and Brandon Mullins. The final defensive spot is another up for grabs, and freshman Nick Mellin garnered postgame attention.He started the first and third quarters with Mullins, McDermott and the other expected starters. A youth movement for Syracuse’s defense is emerging as a possibility after leaning so heavily on seniority the past few seasons.“If we have a freshman slightly ahead of an upperclassman then we’re gonna go with a freshman,” Desko said. “If (Mellin) makes some mistakes, so be it and we’ll be better at the end of the year.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 10, 2015 at 9:19 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more

Wypych Of Men’s Soccer Named MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The Week

first_imgWypych scored a golden goal with less than two minutes remaining in the first overtime session to lift the Drake men’s soccer team past CSU Bakersfield, 1-0, Sunday, Aug. 28. Wypych’s header came from five yards out off a cross from freshman Antonio Sanchez that provided the game winner and gave the Bulldogs their first win of the season. Wypych was selected to the All-MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team and All-MVC First Team in 2015. This is the first MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week award for Wypych, who owns a 3.57 grade point average in international relations. To qualify for MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week award, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Wypych was honored with Missouri State volleyball student-athlete Lily Johnson. Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.center_img ST. LOUIS – Senior James Wypych (Wellington, New Zealand) of the Drake University men’s soccer team has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week, presented by Eagle Bank and Trust Company of Missouri, MVC Commissioner Doug Elgin announced Tuesday, Aug. 30.  Wypych was honored for his performance during the period of August 22-28. Drake plays at Omaha Friday at 7 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

A Weed Is a Nice Plant at the Wrong Party

first_imgHow do weeds go wild?  That is a question investigated by Science Now on Feb. 20.1  A complex relationship between a plant and its microbial partners may keep it in check.  Transplant that species to an unfamiliar territory, and it may go out of control because it no longer has its restraining pathogens, or “natural enemies” (if that metaphor is useful: see 07/03/2003 entry).  Experiments on knapweed have shown two processes at work:Enemies clearly matter, and that’s especially true in the old country.  When the researchers grew knapweed in French soil, it fared better in soil that had been previously planted with bunchgrass than with knapweed–presumably because the bunchgrass soil had not accumulated knapweed-specific pathogens.  But it appears that enemies aren’t the whole story.  Montana soil showed the opposite pattern: Knapweed planted in soil that had grown knapweed did better there than in once-grassy soil, the team reports in the 19 February issue of Nature.  They think that invasive knapweed has not only escaped its natural pathogens in Montana but is modifying the soil to its own advantage, perhaps by cultivating helpful mycorrhizal fungi.“This suggests that the contribution of soil organisms in invasiveness is two-fold: [Invasives] escape from the bad guys and [get] help from the good guys,” notes Wim Van der Putten of the Centre for Terrestrial Ecology in Heteren, The Netherlands.1Erik Skogstad, “How Weeds Go Wild,” Science Now Feb 20, 2004.The article starts with the language of warfare, but is it misleading?It may not make great action footage for nature documentaries, but plants are in constant battle with each other–for space, light, water–and with soil pathogens that threaten to kill or stunt them.  Now it’s becoming clear just how important this subterranean struggle can be.  Plants that escape their natural soil-borne enemies, and strike up alliances with friendly microbes, can become aggressive invaders.This Malthusian, dog-eat-dog imagery may be opposite the truth (see 07/04/2003 entry.)  If the plants and their soil organisms are in a balance of growth and regulation, that can be a picture a peaceful homeostasis just as much as the regulation that goes on inside a single cell: agonist and antagonist, on-switch and off-switch, accelerator and brake.    Imagine instead a post-Fall and post-Flood world.  After a worldwide flood and ice age, the ecology was radically changed with continents having drifted apart and land bridges vanished under rising seas.  New groups of organisms, now isolated from one another, settled into new levels of mutual regulation suitable for their climate.  The more isolated the environments became, the more “damage” an invasive species could cause.  Increasing human migrations accelerated the upsets to ecologies that had become established over thousands of years (e.g., the importation of tumbleweeds to the western United States by Russian immigrants, Dutch elm disease, etc.).  An original worldwide balance in nature was replaced by islands, each balanced internally, but out of balance with each other.    All human investigators have the same data available for study.  Darwinian struggle, Biblical paradise lost – your metaphor will affect how you look at the data, and what questions you will find interesting.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Scunci Pin Twirl – Much more secure for thick hair

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I will not intellect as they still do the job quite nicely and oyu canot see them when they are in. . Have tried out some other designs like a french roll which also operates well if you get the angles appropriate.Remaining straightforward, definitely awesome but there is more cost-effective ones out there. Really wonderful and held in spot but sorry to say that i was variety of upset when i found a comparable just one in a pound store with no substantially change. So i bought much more simply because i like them and also as items for my sisters.I have long straight fantastic hair and no abilities with updo’s. This is quite clever and i liked the look.Extremely amazed – holds up my good lengthy hair all day and it would not usually keep in nearly anything.Significantly a lot more protected for thick hair. I have thick hair and these help it to feel substantially far more safe than just working with hundreds of clips. 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Pork exports struggled in 2015 but finished strong

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Despite struggling for most of 2015, U.S. pork exports posted a strong finish during December, ending a tough year on a high note. December export volume was up 3% from 2014. For the year, U.S. pork and pork variety meat exports totaled 4.7 billion pounds in volume and $5.58 billion in value, down 2% and 16%, respectively from 2014.“Without a doubt, 2015 was a difficult year for U.S. pork exports,” said Becca Nepple, vice president of international marketing for the Pork Checkoff. “The West Coast port slowdown, market-access challenges, the strong U.S. dollar and strong competition led to last year’s decrease in exports.”However, pork exports accounted for 24% of total 2015 pork and pork variety meat production. Export value per head averaged $48.31, down 23% from 2014.“With projections for increased pork production this year, the Checkoff is committed to strengthening its partnership with our international customers,” Nepple said. “The National Pork Board has allocated funding toward focused in-country promotions of U.S. pork with the U.S. Meat Export Federation during 2016.”During 2015, more than 100 countries around the world imported U.S. pork.The top five markets in total pounds of pork exported were Mexico (1.585 billion pounds), Japan (895.5 million pounds), Canada (747.5 million pounds), China and Hong Kong (443.1 million pounds) and Korea (369.3 million pounds).The top five markets in total value exported were Japan ($1.586 billion), Mexico ($1.267 billion), China and Hong Kong ($778.8 million), Canada ($700.4 million) and Korea ($470.3 million).last_img read more

You Can Succeed In Sales

first_imgYou can succeed in sales. You can acquire new clients.You can create value for people who have challenges and problems. You know what they need to do. You know how they should do it. You can help them get where they need to go.You can make more calls than you believe you can make. And a lot of success in sales comes from taking more action than you believe should be necessary. You can push back when you get a “no” to a meeting request, knowing that your dream client reflexively says “no” to everyone, being unable to tell who is worth meeting.You can help your prospective clients become unhappy with the status quo. And you can help them to understand the root causes of their problems and challenges. You can help them understand the forces at work that require that they change. And you can help them build consensus within their own company.You can ask for the commitments you need. You can explain why you need what you need, what you intend to do when you have it, and how it will benefit for your prospective client. You can ask for the things you need to better serve your clients, and you can push for these commitments when not gaining them would hurt your dream client.You can negotiate to keep some of the value you create. You can help your prospect to make the investment that will ensure the results that they need. You can also make sure that your company is profitable enough to create even greater value in the future.You can go from quarter to quarter, always creating new value for your existing clients. You can discover ways to improve what you are doing together, and you can have quarterly meetings to make those improvements. You can increase your wallet share.You can do these things. Succeeding in sales requires that you be willing to do these things and take action even when you don’t want to.You can do this!What is really preventing you from succeeding in sales?What are the two or three changes you need to make to massively improve your results?What fears stop you from acting? What should you fear instead?last_img read more


first_imgThe NSW Junior State Cup went off without a hitch in Wollongong, with no wild weather or electrical storms…there was simply 277 teams of enthusiastic young Touch players and 777 fine games of Touch. The Manly Sea Eagles were amongst the strongest overall performers, grabbing four of the ten Championship grand finals, as well as one runner-up. Wagga Wagga and Wollongong each claimed two Championships grand final titles, with Parkes and Muswellbrook claiming one each.Wollongong seem to be thriving with the event on their home turf, also claiming three Plate final titles. With Wollongong sides making two Championship and three Plate finals and going on to win all five, the hometown support must surely make a difference in the big matches. The Tamworth Thunder also showed they’re a country region on the improve, especially in the female divisions, finishing second in the Under 14 and Under 18 girls Championship finals and also the Under 18 girls Plate final. The grand finals were all showcases of some of the most promising future Touch players NSW has to offer, with the following results:Championship Grand Finals:McCall Cup, Boys Under 10’s: Manly Sea Eagles (9) def Wests Magpies 1 (6)Tirado Cup, Girls Under 10’s: Manly Sea Eagles (2) def Parramatta Eels (0)Zabielo Cup, Boys Under 12’s: Wagga Wagga (5) def Manly Sea Eagles (0)Vassallo Cup, Girls Under 12’s: Parkes Pumas (13) def Griffith (2)Yiangou Cup, Boys Under 14’s: Manly Sea Eagles (3) def Parramatta Eels (2)Taylor Cup, Girls Under 14’s: Wollongong Devils (7) def Tamworth Thunder 1 (2)Wall Cup, Boys Under 16’s: Muswellbrook Mambas (10) def Penrith Panthers (9)Toohey Cup, Girls Under 16’s: Wagga Wagga (13) def Taree (10)Galea Cup, Boys Under 18’s: Manly Sea Eagles (9) def Wests Magpies (2)Rose Cup, Girls Under 18’s: Wollongong Devils (9) def Tamworth Thunder (4)Plate Grand Finals:McCall Cup, Boys Under 10’s: Wollongong Devils (7) def Nelson Bay Neptunes (4)Tirado Cup, Girls Under 10’s: Central Coast Dolphins (13) def Blacktown Broncos (2)Zabielo Cup, Boys Under 12’s: Taree (8) def Penninsula Piranahs (5)Vassallo Cup, Girls Under 12’s: Port Macquarie vs LBM Rangers (to be confirmed)Yiangou Cup, Boys Under 14’s: Wagga Wagga (3) def Nelson Bay Neptunes (0)Taylor Cup, Girls Under 14’s: City of Orange Thunder (5) def Penrith Panthers (3)Wall Cup, Boys Under 16’s: Central Coast Dolphins (5) def Manly Sea Eagles (0)Toohey Cup, Girls Under 16’s: LBM Rangers (6) def Cronulla Sharks (3)Galea Cup, Boys Under 18’s: Wollongong Devils (13) def Mudgee Mudcrabs (12)Rose Cup, Girls Under 18’s: Wollongong Devils (9) def Tamworth Thunder (4) All results can be found at, photographs were taken by Sporting Images and can be purchased at read more