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Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Community News Pasadena Continues to See Few New COVID-19 Infections No deaths reported in 11 days By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, October 19, 2020 | 6:37 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News Herbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community News Health officials in Pasadena reported two newly detected COVID-19 infections on Monday, which marked 11 days since a fatality was last reported in the city.Pasadena has recorded a total of 2,683 cases of the virus and 129 deaths since the onset of the pandemic in March, according to city data. The last COVID-19 fatality in the city was reported on Oct. 8.Only a single case was reported on Sunday, preceded by eight on Saturday and Friday.Huntington Hospital reported treating 22 COVID-19 patients on Monday.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday announced 923 new infections and one new death in the county.County officials have recorded a total of 289,366 cases of COVID-19 and 6,877 deaths.Officials reported 722 patients hospitalized with the virus countywide, with 27 percent of those people being treated on ventilators.While 60 percent of the hospitalizations involve patients over 50 years old, a growing number of them involve patients between 18 and 29 years old, who now represent more than 10 percent of total COVID-19 hospitalizations, the L.A. County Department of Public Health said in a written statement. They accounted for only 5 percent of infections as of mid-May.“People of all ages are at risk of being infected with COVID-19 and younger groups are driving L.A. County’s case counts,” the statement said. “When you add teenagers, a group who may be out socializing, individuals between 12 through 50 years old account for 68 percent of new cases.”L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer urged younger age groups to adhere to social distancing guidelines.“We are seeing younger people become very seriously ill from COVID-19 and tragically, some die,” she said. “It is important that people of all ages use every tool we each have to protect themselves and each other from the transmission of the virus.”State public health officials reported 3,474 new COVID-19 infections and 27 additional fatalities on Monday.In total, the California Department of Public Health had documented 870,797 infections and 16,970 deaths.The state’s average positivity rate over the prior seven days was 2.4 percent, and the two-week average was 2.5 percent, according to a CDHP statement.As of Monday, Los Angeles County accounted for 33 percent of California’s total COVID-19 cases and 41 percent of the state’s deaths. Make a comment Subscribe
Linkedin Email Print Facebook Twitter WhatsApp A LADY and a professional is how many described Limerick’s longest serving Detective Garda who was sadly laid to rest this Monday following her battle with illness.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Margaret Nagle, a notable figure attached to Henry Street Garda Station, died at the Beacon Hospital in Dublin last Friday.Det Gda Nagle, originally from Kanturk but living in Lisnagry, was the first female to be appointed to the new divisional drugs unit for Limerick during in the 1980s.Affectionately known to close colleagues and friends as Mags, the Limerick detective was active in many high profile cases and policing as well as drug and fraud cases within the division and prior to her passing, was the longest serving detective among the current roster in the Limerick garda division.Limerick most senior garda, Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan said that the loss of Margaret to her family will be “immense and unconscionable for them at times.“To An Garda Siocahna, Det Gda Nagle had a number of qualities that made up her character and that she was well known for but above all it was her humanity that was foremost. That all-out caring approach was exceptional.“That went a long way throughout her work and was clear that she cared so much for all she dealt with.”Chief Superintendent Sheahan said that this was certainly evident in the last years, and in difficult times, as she never let anything or illness get in her way.“She will be sadly missed amongst the force, her friends and not to mention, her family because of these top rate qualities that made her such a wonderful person”.Det Gda Nagle is survived by her husband John who is also a garda member, her son Daniel and daughter Anna, and was laid to rest this Monday at Kilmurry Cemetery following a noon Requiem Mass at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Castletroy. Advertisement NewsHumanity of a lady was Det Garda’s outstanding quality By Staff Reporter – April 27, 2015 1120 Previous articleHandball – Limerick Handballer claims prestigious Team Ireland place.Next articleTom Crean – Antarctic Explorer Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
IFA boss presses Coveney for new REPS replacement following Donegal visit By News Highland – June 20, 2012 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Newsx Adverts Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter IFA President John Bryan has met with Minister Simon Coveney, a day after meeting with farmers in Donegal.Mr Bryan says one of the key issues that came up in his discussions with farmers in the county was the need for a new environmental scheme to replace REPS 3, following the suspension this year of AEOS.John Bryan says with Ireland set to take the EU presidency next year, it’s vital that there is a scheme in place here……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/bryan1pm.mp3[/podcast] Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleBuncrana to be a pilot area for school patronage changesNext articleDeputy Mayor of Derry tells of shock as family grave in Lifford is vandalised News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The parents of one of the victims killed in a helicopter crash in New York City’s East River have filed a lawsuit against the pilot, Liberty Helicopters and other operators, claiming the defendants were negligent.Five people drowned after the tourist helicopter plunged into the frigid East River of New York City on Sunday. Officials said the passengers chartered the helicopter for a photo shoot and were tightly harnessed because the doors were left open so they could get better pictures.Killed in the crash were Daniel Thompson, 34, and Tristian Hill, 29, both of New York; Carla Vallejos-Blanco, 29, of Argentina; Brian McDaniel, 26, a firefighter from Dallas; and Trevor Cadigan, 26, who recently moved to New York from Dallas to start a journalism career.The helicopter pilot, Richard Vance, 33, was the only survivor. While Vance was able to immediately free himself from his harness, the passengers remained buckled in and trapped in the helicopter, which flipped over and submerged.Nancy and Jerry Cadigan, the parents of Trevor Cadigan, filed the suit, obtained by ABC News, in New York County Court Tuesday, claiming, among other things, that Liberty Helicopters failed to prepare the passengers properly in the event of a crash and that the company did not provide adequate maintenance on its helicopter to keep it from tipping over.The Cadigans also accused Vance of failing to give the passengers a proper safety briefing and of being ” careless in failing to take reasonable steps to extricate the passengers” after “he secured his own release.”The other defendants named in the suit were FlyNYON, a helicopter charter, and NYONAir, an aviation services company, both of which are in the business of operating, maintaining, servicing and distributing sightseeing helicopters, according to the lawsuit. They, too, are accused of negligence.The lawsuit claims that FlyNYON and NYONAir both allegedly “implemented a policy to cinch passengers into heavy duty harnesses which are tied to the helicopter floor with only a knife for passengers to free themselves from [frigid] waters.” The suit also states that FlyNYON and NYONAir were “negligent in that their policy of so-called helicopter ‘doors-off’ photo flights is inordinately dangerous and risky and should only be permitted for professional photographers in special situations and not for amateur tourist photographers.”Due to the doors being open, the helicopter quickly filled up with water and began to sink, officials said.The helicopter drifted all the way down to E. 59th Street, where rescuers were finally able to reach it and free the trapped passengers by cutting their harnesses, according to FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro.Vance told New York Police Department investigators a passenger’s harness somehow got wrapped around the fuel shut-off switch, accidentally cutting off the fuel supply to the helicopter and resulting in engine failure, multiple officials briefed on the investigation told ABC News.Gary Robb, a helicopter crash lawyer for 37 years who is representing the Cadigans, told ABC News earlier today that Vance’s explanation of the crash was an unlikely scenario.“I find it implausible that a strap could cause that lever to be actuated because you have to pull it up and back,” Robb said.“These open door helicopters are death traps,” Robb said. “You need to be an escape artist like Houdini if you’re upside down and in cold water.”In a statement announcing the lawsuit this evening, Robb said: “The family wants this helicopter operator to be held fully accountable for their son’s death and to cease and desist this terribly unsafe open-door flight operation. It is their strongest desire that this should never happen again.”In a statement Monday, Liberty Helicopters said, “We are focused on supporting the families affected by this tragic accident and on fully cooperating with the FAA and the NTSB investigations. These agencies have asked us to respect the investigative process by referring all press inquiries to them for any further comment.”ABC News has reached out to Liberty Helicopters, FlyNYON, NYONAir and Vance for comment on the lawsuit but did not immediately hear back.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Your mission this week, should you chose to accept it, is to attend a conference at Harvard on Friday that will include (academically speaking) war, diplomacy, and heroism, along with enough political intrigue to fill a hundred novels.You guessed right: The gathering of historians is all about the Congress of Vienna, which turns 200 this year. The bicentennial will occasion at least three other events worldwide — two in Vienna and one in Amsterdam. But Harvard’s, called “The Power of Peace,” is the first. (It comes with an explanatory essay.)There is reason to pay attention to a diplomatic gathering from two centuries ago. The congress created, by some measures, a century of relative peace among European nations — until the carnage of World War I. It also anticipated political structures that underlie peace and cooperation today (where it is to be had), including the European Union and the United Nations. And it stands as a transformative political moment for the significant contributions of women.Vienna was at the heart of the Austrian Empire, which along with Russia, Prussia, Great Britain, and defeated France had come to the table to hammer out a peace. Peace was welcome. Europe had been riven by decades of conflict — the French Revolution and its war and then the wars created by Napoleon and his imperial ambitions.Representatives from 200 European states and political entities, great and small, met from September of 1814 to June of 1815. A postwar treaty was not their only objective. “After great conflicts, Europeans were more prone to discuss the madness of war,” said conference co-organizer Stella Ghervas, a visiting scholar at Harvard’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, which will host the event. But the assembled leaders also intended “to avoid war in the future,” she said, by setting up the “Congress System.” The planned series of periodic diplomatic conferences in European cities was designed to establish the political machinery for lasting peace.Co-organizer David Armitage, the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and chair of the Department of History, called the Congress of Vienna a “systematic attempt to restore balance” — the kind of “conclusive conference” that prefigured those that would follow World War I, in Versailles, and World War II, at Yalta. “The very foundations of our international systems,” he said, “come out of the Congress of Vienna. They were thinking on a potentially global scale.”Europe was finally awakening to a spirit of accord that before had only been imagined by thinkers dismissed as utopian visionaries. One was Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, a French abbot whose 1713 “Plan of Perpetual Peace” anticipated the reformist liberality of the Enlightenment. (Both Immanuel Kant and Jean-Jaques Rousseau, inspired by Saint-Pierre, made the point that that industry and trade could create lasting peace better than war.) Saint-Pierre also used the term “European Union” for the first time, prefiguring the work of the congress.The abbot’s ideas inspired Tsar Alexander I of Russia, who in turn formulated the “Holy Alliance,” a peace covenant among the great powers for maintaining a war-free Europe “He was inspired by the plan of perpetual peace,” said Ghervas.But at the same time, the Congress was also attended by hard-headed diplomats like France’s Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand and Austrian diplomat Klemens von Metternich, who rejected the Tsar’s proposal for a common European army. (Ghervas has seen Metternich’s deletions in a manuscript she examined for her 2008 book “Réinventer la Tradition: Alexandre Stourdza et l’Europe de la Sainte-Alliance.”)In all, the congress represented a rare historical confluence of visionaries and pragmatists, making it possible, Armitage said, for “ideas and action to come together.” Metternich and Talleyrand are well remembered, but perhaps not the mercurial Alexander I. In his day he was considered, by princes and peoples alike, the liberator of Europe for pushing Napoleon back from Moscow all the way to the Champs-Élysées. In the years immediately after the congress, he also became a pacifist icon.There are others deserving of revived reputations, including the largely forgotten women of the congress. They are the subject of one of the papers being presented Friday.Glenda Sluga of Sydney University will present, via videoconference, “Sexual Congress: Women, Intimacy and ‘International’ Politics in Vienna, 1814-1815.” The female counterparts of male diplomats are often squeezed into just one view of the congress, she will argue — the “dancing congress” of formal balls, inimate salons, and other facets of “an entertainingly salacious tale” that hardly tells the whole story.Mark Jarrett, author of “The Congress of Vienna and its Legacy,” will deliver a paper applying a modern idea — the influence of hard and soft power — to a moment during the congress itself, when war loomed over how to divide Poland in the wake of Napoleon’s defeat. The issue set Russia and Prussia against Austria, Great Britain, and France. Only a secret treaty averted war.Brian Vick of Emory University will touch on matters that make the Congress of Vienna seem modern and global in the way it went beyond the Continent. The congress took on international issues in a way that foreshadowed humanitarian gestures of diplomacy as practiced today, confronting, for example, the African slave trade and the issue of sea piracy as practiced by privateers from ports in North Africa. His paper: “From London to Lübeck to Geneva and Algiers: Abolition of the Slave Trade and Barbary Captivity at the Congress of Vienna.”The idea of the congress as a template for modern peacemaking does come with a caveat, Ghervas said. “The current international organizations and venues for peace tend to represent the interests of the most powerful countries, and may be in need of reform.”That replicates the story of the Congress of Vienna, which started with liberal impulses and the Tsar’s vision of a united Europe, but came to represent a directorate, Ghervas said — “a select club of great powers who made the decisions for all the others,” and ignored the opinions of a restless public. (Starting in the 1820s, the congress was followed by decades of popular uprisings.)“The risk for the European Union today is that it could evolve toward a directorate,” she said.While entities like the EU are facing popular unrest, events in the Crimea echo the Congress’s failure to maintain peace, said Ghervas, who is also writing a transnational history of the Black Sea region. She recalled the recent words of President Obama — that Russia is acting out of weakness in the Crimea. “Russia has been emerging from a situation of disarray since the end of the Cold War,” said Ghervas. “The position of Vladimir Putin today is not as comfortable as that of Tsar Alexander I in Vienna. He had had the prestige of having just defeated Napoleon and liberated Europe.”So what is the lesson? “Leaders who already are in a strong position find it easier to find a peaceful solution to international issues than to use war,” said Ghervas. “All it requires to slide into war is to lose patience. That’s what happened in World War I.”There is a powerful message for today from a diplomatic congress held 200 years ago. “Peace is for the strong,” said Ghervas, echoing the title of the paper she will deliver Friday. “War is for the weak.”For more information on Friday’s conference.