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Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website The statewide COVID-19 surge could be seen in Pasadena Tuesday, where city officials reported 61 new infections and one new death, bringing an end to more than five straight weeks without a fatality.The city has recorded a total of 3,160 cases of the virus and 130 deaths.Seven of the new cases and the new fatality involved nursing home patients, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said. The person who recently succumbed to the virus was described as a man in his late-70s.“This is the highest number of cases we’ve received since mid mid-May,” she said.According to city records, Tuesday saw the second-highest number of detected infections in a single day, topped only by May 20, when 80 cases were reported.Huntington Hospital reported treating 35 COVID-19 patients.The Pasadena Public Health Department issued a set of guidelines to help residents maintain proper social distancing during the holiday season.“Gatherings of 3 or fewer households are permitted if they are held outdoors,”according to a PPH statement. “The fewer people you and your household have in-person contact with, the lower your risk of getting COVID-19.”“You and your household are allowed to gather with one or two other households as long as the gathering is outside, lasts no more than two hours, and everyone wears face coverings and stays at least 6 feet from non-household members,” the statement continued. “If you do choose to take this risk, it is safer to mix with the same one to two household(s) repeatedly rather than with different groupsTravel is discouraged, health officials said. And those who do travel out of the area are urged to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return.Permitted activities under public health guidelines include online parties, car parades in compliance with social distancing standards, drive-in movies or concerts, visiting outdoor art exhibitions and decorating homes, according to city health officials.Large gatherings of any kind, carnivals, festivals are prohibited, as well as store displays or photo opportunities that do not allow for 6 feet of social distance between people. Caroling is not permitted in public or commercial settings.Any activity involving going door-to-door was not recommended, officials added.The Pasadena Public Health Department holiday guidelines can be viewed online at cityofpasadena.net/public-health/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/Celebrating-Holidays-Guidance.pdf.At the regional level, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 2,301 new infections and 25 new deaths, raising the overall tallies to 344,523 cases of COVID-19 and 7,299 deaths.Officials reported 1.126 hospitalized COVID-19 patients on Tuesday, with 27% of them being treated in intensive care units.“The County has not experienced the number of daily COVID-19 hospitalizations over 1,100 since late-August,” the L.A. County Department of Public Health said in a written statement. “This is more than a 40% increase from two week ago when dailyL.A. County Director of Public Health said officials were revisiting options.“As COVID-19 transmission and hospitalizations accelerate, we are at a time where immediate action is needed to change our current trajectory. Working with the Board of Supervisors, we will modify requirements to enhance safeguards and slow the spread of COVID-19.”The California Department of Public Health announced 8,743 new COVID-19 infections and 36 new deaths on Tuesday, raising the statewide totals to 1,037,978 infections and 18,299 fatalities.The average positivity rate over the prior week had climbed to 5.2%, while the 14-day average was recorded at 4.7%, according to a CDPH statement.As of Tuesday, Los Angeles County accounted for 33% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 40% of the state’s deaths. 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ourcing on eating outTogether with healthy eating, food industry executives believe that local sourcing will have the greatest impact on menu development over the next three years, according to a new report by Allegra Strategies. Recent data, published in Eating Out in the UK 2010, has revealed that 50% of consumers asked indicated local sourcing was the most important sustainability initiative for foodservice operators, such as coffee shops and sandwich bars, to engage in.The research, carried out between April and June 2010, showed that service was another key factor in consumers’ decisions about where to eat with 78% rating the quality of service as highly as the food in determining choice of venue.The report estimated that the value of the UK ’informal eating out’ market had grown by 1% to reach £40.5bn in 2010, following a 0.8% drop in 2009, with coffee shops and sandwich bars holding a £6.9bn share of the market. Despite consumers trading down and reduced visit frequency, the report predicted that, over the medium- to long term, people would eat out more frequently, with the market set to reach £49bn by 2015.Lunch is still the most popular meal eaten out-of-home, found the report, with around 27% of consumers having at least one lunch meal out a week. Young adults (18-to 24-year-olds) were found to eat out around 3.3 times a week, while the over-65s ate 1.2 meals out of home on average.
High ceilings feature throughout. The house is positioned to capture a north easterly sea breeze and stunning sunsets.There’s the “old-fashioned quaint barn” and the property also has two post and railed fenced paddocks with a smaller holding paddock, and two massive walk-in/walkout stables equipped with power and lighting. While the bones of its stable background are still evident, the house itself was built about three years ago. 9a Bourke Lodge Dr, Currumbin Valley is set to go to auction later this month.THERE’S no horsing around when it comes to the sale of this sprawling, modern ranch-style residence. The property was historically a well-known racing stable residence and still remains decked out for equine enthusiasts. The property was once a renowned stable complex and still offers equestrian facilities. The stunning entry. Another tranquil vantage point to see the sunset.A separate, timber-decked veranda offers another vantage point to soak up the sun and sunsets.Multiple living areas open up to the patio allowing for free-flowing living, including the master suite, one of five generous bedrooms. The fifth bedroom could be converted to a theatre room, study or office.High ceilings feature throughout from the ample dining and living spaces to the kitchen that’s topped with Arabescato marble benches. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe kitchen features Arabescato marble benchtops.The vendor, who also built the residence, created a modern masterpiece of crisp white facades, open plan living, double bedrooms and designer bathrooms. The large patio is a standout, offering a gorgeous outlook over green, grassy paddocks, particularly at sunset, and when the wind is up, the north easterly sea breeze is captured as it rustles through Currumbin Valley. The modern home was built three years ago. There are two large paddocks and a smaller holding option.Back outside, the land sprawls through the stables and facilities, and those in the know will appreciate that the land is predominately flat with great run-off in heavy rain. The 11,700sq m property also runs off a town water and eco sewage system. As well as the sprawling land size, the residence is also over the road from Currumbin Creek where fish and mud crabs can be found aplenty. The Currumbin District Horse Club is 2km away and Currumbin Rock Pools and the surf strip of Currumbin Alley are also close.
Sept. 1, 2012vs. No. 2 AlabamaL 41-14 Nov. 24, 2012at No. 4 Ohio StateL 26-21Nov. 30, 2013vs. No. 3 Ohio StateL 42-41Nov. 26, 2016at No. 2 Ohio StateL 30-27Oct. 21, 2017at No. 2 Penn StateL 42-13Nov. 18, 2017at No. 5 WisconsinL 24-10Michigan has lost five more games against top-five teams since facing Alabama, and Harbaugh has yet to break through with that signature victory that lifts the program. This will continue to haunt the program, especially on the road. Michigan does face Penn State and Wisconsin away this year, but neither team will be ranked in the top five.Can Michigan break up Alabama-Clemson? The Wolverines have not beaten a top-five team since a road win at Notre Dame in 2006. Those are the type of victories Michigan needs to accumulate before we can say it’s ready for Clemson and Alabama, who have quarterbacks who are every bit as good as Dwayne Haskins at the college level.Michigan has an opportunity with Harbaugh in the post-Urban Meyer Big Ten, but it can’t be distracted by the Ohio State shadow against a tough schedule. A potential Playoff matchup with Michigan against Clemson or Alabama would be great for the sport — especially with the prospect of Harbaugh trading barbs with Dabo Swinney or Nick Saban — but we need to see the Wolverines beat Ohio State for the first time since 2011 and win a Big Ten championship for the first time since 2004 before we entertain that thought. Sporting News recently released its 2019 College Football Playoff predictions, and it comes as no surprise that we picked another Alabama-Clemson matchup in the CFP championship game on Jan. 13 in New Orleans. Can anybody break up the Alabama-Clemson monopoly at the top of college football? Sporting News will take a closer look at some of the top contenders that can do just that. We have already looked at Georgia, Ohio State and Oklahoma — schools that have combined for six CFP appearances. MORE: Sporting News’ post-spring top 25Today, we’ll take a closer look at the team still looking to break through for that first appearance. Michigan is ranked No. 9 in Sporting News’ post-spring top 25 for 2019. The Wolverines are in their fifth season under Jim Harbaugh and have the eighth-best winning percentage (.731) among Power 5 schools since he arrived in 2015.But none of those wins has come against rival Ohio State, and four losses that are part of a seven-game losing streak to the Buckeyes have added to the consternation in Ann Arbor.Can the Wolverines break through and make a run at the Tigers or the Tide? If they can, they’ll likely have to go through Ohio State first. A closer look: Why Michigan can break up Alabama-ClemsonNew-look offenseMichigan hired new offensive coordinator Josh Gattis, who helped Alabama unleash a new kind of offense around Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa in 2018. The belief now is that Harbaugh — who has been criticized for being too conservative — will open it up around second-year starter Shea Patterson and a talented group of receivers that includes Donovan Peoples-Jones, Tarik Black and Nico Collins. That is Michigan’s best position group, perhaps on the entire roster, and it’s time for Harbaugh to turn Patterson loose. If that happens (we need to see it to believe it), then the Wolverines could emerge as true contenders.Same aggressive defenseDefensive coordinator Don Brown is still bristling about last year’s finish in which the Wolverines gave up 62 points to Ohio State and 41 points to Florida. Those losses dropped Michigan to No. 16 in scoring defense, its lowest ranking under Brown. Rashan Gary, Devin Bush and Chase Winovich are gone for the NFL, but Brown has been able to get results despite heavy turnover before. Khaleke Hudson, Josh Metellus and Lavert Hill are among the key players who return to a unit that should be more than motivated by last season’s late-season failures.A Big Ten breakthroughIt’s psychological at this point. Michigan had 10-1 teams that were good enough to win the Big Ten championship entering the Ohio State game in 2016 and ’18. Those losses and corresponding New Year’s Day Six fallouts ended otherwise solid seasons on a sour note. The Wolverines are 3-1 against Penn State and 2-2 against Michigan State under Harbaugh. Ohio State is the next hurdle, and this team could finally realize its potential with a victory there. Then we can see if they are ready for the big time.MORE: Michigan 2019 lookaheadReasons Michigan won’t break up Alabama-ClemsonMichigan hasn’t proven it can beat Ohio State, so it’s hard to say the Wolverines have enough talent to match up with Alabama and Clemson, who have developed depth through top-10 recruiting for the better part of a decade.The Wolverines have enhanced their talent level under Harbaugh, but the bowl losses to Florida State and Florida — teams Alabama and Clemson have manhandled in recent seasons — have exposed that lack of blue-chip depth.That would be the biggest question if the Wolverines broke through and won the Big Ten championship. It would be the same problem Notre Dame encountered last season.Coach factorHarbaugh is not an overrated coach. He is 8-10 against top 25 teams, but he’s also 30-4 against unranked teams. Michigan avoids the major upsets that dogged Lloyd Carr late and Rich Rodriguez and Brady Hoke.That said, he’s not an underrated coach, either. He has Michigan back in the same position it was in for most of the back half of the Carr era. The Wolverines are good enough to win 10 games almost every season, but it’s those road hiccups that have got tenin the way before Ohio State. That has to be a point of emphasis this season.Still, Harbaugh has to take the next step at some point, and most of that revolves around the Ohio State game. It’s inescapable at this point, especially after the 62-39 loss in Columbus last season.MORE: Ohio State reminds Michigan of its Playoff potentialStat that matters Michigan thought it was ready for the big stage on Sept. 1, 2012. The Wolverines were coming off an 11-2 campaign in Brady Hoke’s first season and faced Alabama in the season opener. The Crimson Tide offered a reality check in a beatdown Hoke never recovered from.
Gordon was banned indefinitely in December for violations of the NFL’s policies on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse.A Pro Bowler, Gordon – who would become an unrestricted free agent if and when he is reinstated – made five appearances for the Seahawks last season after he was released by the Patriots in November.”It’s not in our hands,” Carroll said. “Josh did a really good job with us last year. He fit in really well. He was part of this team by the way we opened and embraced his coming to us but also by the way he adapted. So we are very open to that thought and we’ll see what happens. I don’t know. I can’t tell you what’s going to happen on that.” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Seattle is monitoring Antonio Brown as they weigh up a move for the seven-time Pro Bowler.The free agent receiver will serve an eight-game suspension after breaching the NFL’s personal conduct policy following a January incident in Florida. The 32-year-old wide receiver is looking for a new home after being cut by the Patriots, who axed Brown after just 11 days and one game in September. Seattle has emerged as a possible destination and Carroll addressed the Seahawks’ rumoured interest in Brown on Monday.”What I’d say to you is what we always say because it’s what we always do and who we are,” Carroll said. “[General manager] John [Schneider] is competing at every turn. There’s never been a process, unless we just missed it, that we weren’t involved with to understand what the chances were of helping our club. He’s all over it. He understands what’s going on right now, as much as you can. It’s a very complex situation. We just need to see where it fits somewhere down the road. That’s all I got for you.”MORE: Antonio Brown promises ‘best season of my career’MORE: Why is Antonio Brown suspended?Having entered the league with the Steelers in 2010, Brown has amassed 11,263 receiving yards and caught 75 touchdowns in his career.Carroll, meanwhile, said the Seahawks are “very open” to reuniting with star wide receiver Josh Gordon.