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Armenian Genocide Memorial Ground Blessing

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Community News Government Armenian Genocide Memorial Ground Blessing From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, April 11, 2014 | 4:51 pm 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment After an extensive design competition and subsequent unanimous approval by the Pasadena City Council, the greater community has been invited to share this distinctive and extraordinary project with the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee (PAGMC). Working in concert with the Pasadena Parks and Recreation Commission, the northwest corner of Memorial Park was selected by the City as the final location for this respectful and appropriate memorial. The memorial is planned to be completed in time for the 100th commemoration of the atrocities perpetrated on the Armenian people, many of whom have decedents living in Southern California.The Blessing, Dedication and Genocide Remembrance will be held on Sunday, April 27, 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Park (85 East Holly Street) in Pasadena.Last year, the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee, a non-profit community organization, spearheaded the design and approval of this important and poignant memorial. This year, PAGMC is bringing together the Armenian American Community, religious & civic leaders, local school choirs, student speakers, community groups and many others in Pasadena and throughout the San Gabriel Valley to join with PAGMC to consecrate the park location.For more information about the, Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee, visit www.pasagmc.org or visit their Facebook page. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

The Art in Architecture

first_imgDesign The Art in Architecture By ANGELA MORGAN Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 6:05 pm More Cool Stuff Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena is home to some of the most beautiful architecture imaginable. This is the type of old world attention to detail and exquisite workmanship that can be difficult to achieve today. Pasadena Now recently spoke with Darrell Done, an architectural properties specialist.He immediately talked about the impressive architectural history of the area. “A lot of our neighborhood was built in the beginning of the 20th century. From an evolutionary standpoint, architecture kind of transformed the neighborhood as different styles became in vogue,” said Done.He explains that the beginning of the 20th century ushered in the Arts and Crafts Movement as the Victorian Era was winding down. This is when natural materials, such as wood and stone, became increasingly popular. This allowed for the creation of some of the most beautiful homes of the 2th century. “Architects like the Greene brothers, Greene and Greene…..designed the Gamble House and many other noted pieces of property around our area,” said Done.The 1920s began an era of romantic, lavish homes. Villas, like those found in Europe, starting cropping up in the United States. “The 1920s was considered the Golden Age of Architecture because there was a tremendous amount of wealth,” said Done. This inspired builders and architects to create the same type of design on a smaller scale that more people could afford.There are different designs you will see in architectural homes but they all remain impressive and most of them are still impressive by today’s standards. “(There are) a lot of very clever details and…over the years as people came on to the market and started designing for the current trend you still had a wonderful sensibility and style and attention to detail,” said Done.These detailed homes can be found throughout Southern California. Pasadena has taken great strides to protect this architectural integrity of these great properties. Done told Pasadena Now, “as far back the late 1980s Pasadena had created landmark districts which create neighborhood to protect these homes and Bungalow Heaven was the first landmark district in Pasadena and it was responsible for a lot of houses to be preserved and not to be greatly modified in destroying the original content of the architecture.”Done makes it clear that there are many great current architects but there is something special about these old beauties. “We buy an architecturally designed home or architecturally significant home, it’s not just about the normal things it’s worth to mention, bedroom and bath count but it’s about all the wonderful details that went into the house. I mean the neatness of the design and materials that were used,” he said. These houses go to show that beauty is indeed ageless.You can visit Darrell Done at www.darrelldone.com. Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribecenter_img HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Hillsides Introduces New Centralized Intake Phone Number Calling 323-274-3075 Will Access Services in Several Locations

first_imgGiving Back Hillsides Introduces New Centralized Intake Phone Number Calling 323-274-3075 Will Access Services in Several Locations STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 11:23 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week 14 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Hillsides intake team: Bottom left to bottom right: Emily Morales, Lynda Villasenor, Natalia Hughes, Nicole Gentry, Joseph Tesoro, Rafaela Murillo, Ana Bermudez, and Veronica Bejar.Getting services at Hillsides, a Southern California foster care and mental health charity, just got easier with a new centralized intake number for residential and outpatient mental health services. The new intake number is 323-274-3075.This number will be available for potential clients seeking services in Baldwin Park, Echo Park, East Los Angeles, and South Pasadena. Hillsides and its affiliate Bienvenidos offers an array of community-based programs and services in these locations through its Family Resource Centers.The number will also function for potential clients seeking services at the charity’s Peer Resource Center in Pasadena, a one-stop shop for transition-aged youth ages 16-25 and for those seeking services at Hillsides Residential Treatment Services, a short-term residential therapeutic program in Pasadena that offers a safe and stable environment to children who cannot live at home, have experienced trauma, or have emotional and/or behavioral challenges.The new phone line will have a menu of services in both English and Spanish.“The new centralized intake number will streamline the intake process and help more clients get the services they need in a timely manner,” said Joseph Tesoro, Hillsides intake and referral director. “People call when they are in a crisis. If you can get a person in for services when they have the momentum, they are much more likely to follow through with the appointment and get the help they need.”Clients will be able to receive the following services through the centralized intake phone number:*Intake and assessment*Individual, group, and family therapy*Parenting, domestic violence, and substance abuse groups*Case management*Psychological testing*Psychiatric evaluation*Psychotropic medication management*Resource and referrals*Crisis intervention*Walk-in services*Community enrichment programs*Residential treatment for children unable to live at homeThe centralized intake phone number is just one of many recent improvements Hillsides has made to its intake process to better serve clients. In recent years, the department has increased the amount of referrals, decreased the wait time for receiving services, and increased the access points to services. In addition, the staff has grown from two full-time employees to eight full-time positions and three part-time contract positions.Clients can also seek services at Hillsides by emailing [email protected] hillsides.org, or through the Hillsides website, www.hillsides.org, under the prompt “Need Services?”About HillsidesHillsides is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the agency serves almost 17,000 children and families in Southern California throughout more than 40 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoptions services are offered in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. To learn more about Hillsides, please visit www.Hillsides.org. Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena. Business News Top of the News center_img Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Subscribe 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, Pasadenalast_img read more

Serving the Underserved

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Serving the Underserved About Author: Joey Pizzolato Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The question of how the government-sponsored enterprises could serve underserved markets, such as very low-income, low-income, and moderate-income families could recently have come that much closer to finding an answer, according to a report by the Urban Institute.Next year, the GSEs will have to begin abiding by the new Duty of Serve (DTS) rule, which mandates that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac improve their role in supporting low-income households, specifically in three areas: manufactured housing, affordable housing preservation, and rural housing. But how do the enterprises go about living up to that mandate? Certain stakeholders have been brainstorming.The first way Fannie and Freddie can serve the underserved is by providing standardization guidelines to lending for manufactured homes, which make up 9 percent of new single-family starts. Currently, legal, regulatory, and financial concerns make it difficult for GSEs to lend in this area, but standardization could lead to lower costs.The second way—particularly to rural demographics—is to bring existing loan programs, such as the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and other loan programs from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to areas outside of an urban environment.Further, the GSEs could partner with nonprofit organizations and put more investment into community development financial institutions, which historically have a better understanding of the markets that Fannie and Freddie are trying to reach out to. The enterprises could help these organizations secure more capital to invest in their communities.The biggest thing the GSEs can do, however, once the DTS Rule kicks in is to collect data on the programs put in place so that researchers and policymakers can study its results and continue to brainstorm solutions in order to fill in the gaps. Without research and constant tinkering, the program could have trouble scaling or remaining sustainable.Other underserved communities that weren’t immediately addressed in the plan include assistance for farm workers, single-family rentals, and small-dollar loans. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago August 1, 2017 1,335 Views Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE 2017-08-01 Joey Pizzolato Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSEcenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Serving the Underserved Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: The Hurdles of Housing Inventory Next: NMSA Urges FCC to Clarify Definition of Robocallinglast_img read more

FHA’s New Loan Limits

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / FHA’s New Loan Limits The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market December 14, 2018 4,562 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago FHA’s New Loan Limits Subscribe Tagged with: areas FHA FHFA forward mortgages HECMs HERA HOUSING HUD loans mortgage Reverse Mortgage Previous: Expectations for the Housing Market Next: The Week Ahead: HUD Reports on U.S. Homelessness Come January 1, 2019, the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA’s) loan limits are set to increase across most areas in the country. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that FHA loan limits would be increasing in more than 3,000 counties, with the loan limit ceiling increasing to $726,525 from $679,650 in high-cost areas of the country.HUD announced the FHA would also increase its floor to $314,827 from $294,515 in 2019. The limit would also increase for FHA-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs)  to $726,525 from $679,650.  Clarifying this increase, HUD said, “FHA’s current regulations implementing the National Housing Act’s HECM limits do not allow loan limits for reverse mortgages to vary by MSA or county; instead, the single limit applies to all mortgages regardless of where the property is located.”These changes in FHA’s floor and ceiling caps mean that the maximum loan limits for FHA forward mortgages would rise in 3,053 counties and remain unchanged in 181 counties. The rise in forward mortgages in the over 3,000 counties would also be due to the robust increases in median housing prices and the required changes to FHA’s floor and ceiling limits that are tied to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA’s) increase in the conventional mortgage loan limit for 2019.Giving the definition of what is considered a high-cost area, HUD said that the National Housing Act required FHA to establish its floor and ceiling loan limits based on the loan limit set by the FHFA for conventional mortgages owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Giving a breakdown, FHA’s 2019 minimum national loan limit, or floor, of $314,827 is set at 65 percent of the national conforming loan limit of $484,350. This floor applies to those areas where 115 percent of the median home price is less than the floor limit.As a result of this calculation, “Any areas where the loan limit exceeds this ‘floor’ is considered a high-cost area, and HERA requires FHA to set its maximum loan limit ‘ceiling’ for high-cost areas at 150 percent ($726,525) of the national conforming limit,” HUD said. Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. About Author: Radhika Ojha Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago areas FHA FHFA forward mortgages HECMs HERA HOUSING HUD loans mortgage Reverse Mortgage 2018-12-14 Radhika Ojha The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

SC Imposes Cost Of Rs. 1 Lakh on Each Petitioner Seeking Protection Of Artefacts Recovered At The Ram Janmabhoomi Temple Site [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Imposes Cost Of Rs. 1 Lakh on Each Petitioner Seeking Protection Of Artefacts Recovered At The Ram Janmabhoomi Temple Site [Read Order] Nilashish Chaudhary20 July 2020 2:06 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday slapped a fine of Rs. 1 lakh each on all petitioners while dismissing two PILs seeking protection and conservation of ancient remains and artefacts which are found while digging the land around the birthplace of Lord Ram in Ayodhya during the construction of the temple. Miffed with the plea, the 3-judge Bench, comprising of Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday slapped a fine of Rs. 1 lakh each on all petitioners while dismissing two PILs seeking protection and conservation of ancient remains and artefacts which are found while digging the land around the birthplace of Lord Ram in Ayodhya during the construction of the temple. Miffed with the plea, the 3-judge Bench, comprising of Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari, viewed it as an attempt to stall the implementation of the Ayodhya land dispute verdict and consequently deemed it frivolous. Senior advocate Menaka Guruswamy, on behalf of the petitioners, attempted to submit that their prayer was only to ensure that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) may supervise the levelling and digging at the site and seize whatever artefacts and antiquities may be found. However, Justice Mishra intervened to ask why such a petition was filed before the Court under Article 32 of the Constitution. Going on to dismiss the petition, Justice Mishra pulled up the petitioners and stated “stop filing such frivolous petitions! What do you mean by this? Are you saying that there is no Rule of Law and the Judgement of the Court (Ayodhya Verdict) will not be followed by anyone and no one will take action?” Upon being urged by the Solicitor General to impose costs for filing this plea, Justice Mishra went on to impose costs of Rs. 1 lakh on each petitioner, which must be deposited within a period of one month. The petitioners, researchers in the field of ancient caves and monuments, had moved the Top Court with this plea for ASI to carry out excavation of the site of the proposed Ram Temple Construction along with its adjoining areas so that ancient artefacts, antiquities and monuments could be recovered and scientific research be conducted in analyzing them. While emphasizing the need to carry out excavation work, it is pointed out that the same was undertaken in 2003 after directions of the Allahabad High Court, but no excavation was done on the site of Ram Temple construction. The petitioners also averred to media reports which suggest that certain artefacts were found at the site while removing debris in May, but were not handed over to the ASI or the Central Government. Instead, it is informed, these ancient remains were left at the site itself, without any protection. Thus, it was prayed that Centre, State Government, ASI and other concerned authorities be directed “to acquire the ancient’s remains, artifacts, antiquities and monuments from Respondent No. 6 (Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth) which was found in the month of May 2020 at the time of leveling, digging and excavating the land of birth of place of Shri. Ram for construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya, District Faizabad, State Utter Pradesh and conserve and protect them as per Article 29(1) &49 of Constitution of India, 1950 and the provisions of The Ancient Monuments and Archeological sites and remains Act, 1958”. The petitioners had also drawn attention to the fact that the recovered artefacts were being projected as remains of Hindu culture and religion without any scientific research or analysis being conducted on them. “…the said artifacts and sculptures are the remains of reach ancient Indian culture and therefore those are required to be protected and scientific, archeological research at to their origin is required to be made”, they urged. Additionally, it was alleged that digging and levelling activities were not being carried out under the supervision of the Director General (DG), ASI, who is competent authority for protection and conservation of ancient sites and monuments. Furthermore, the petitioners claimed that local authorities and competent ASI officers are also not present at the site while digging and levelling are carried out, therefore unearthed artifacts and sculptures are not being recovered. To buttress their arguments, it was further pointed out that the Chairperson of the Centre for Dalit Studies, Hyderabad had claimed that the aforementioned remains bear a close link with ancient Buddhist culture and literature. Reference was also made to a letter written by the Secretary of Samyak Vishwa Sangh, requesting DG, ASI to take into the custody and preserve artefacts and sculptures. “It is also learnt that said ancient artifacts and monuments are under grave threats of being damaged and destroyed at the site. Therefore the Petitioners being aggrieved by the said apprehension of loss of recovered ancient art effect are constrained to approach before this Hon’ble Court”, they submitted. It was further stated that the petitioners had made a representation on this issue to the DG, ASI along with other authorities responsible for the protection of such artefacts, but received no response. To allay any thoughts of an attempt to stall the construction process, the petitioners had expressly mentioned in their prayer that the District Magistrate of Faizabad be directed to record the entire process of digging and excavation on video, “while constructing Shri. Ram Temple at Ayodhya, District Faijabad, State Utter Pradesh.”Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Plan to build tunnel from NI to Scotland a ‘fantasy’ – Mallon

first_img By News Highland – March 10, 2021 Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleLetterkenny Chamber launch business surveyNext articleCovid vaccine rollout in North Inishowen described as ‘dire’ News Highland Twitter Facebook WhatsApp A plan to build a tunnel linking Northern Ireland and Scotland is a “fantasy” that will never happen.That is according to the region’s infrastructure minister, who says the plan makes no sense.The UK government announced today it will carry out an official feasibility study into the proposal.But Nichola Mallon is against the project:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tunnel.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Plan to build tunnel from NI to Scotland a ‘fantasy’ – Malloncenter_img Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Coronavirus updates: COVID-19 study aims to vaccinate over 10,000 adults and children

first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 333,000 people worldwide.Over 5.1 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 1.5 million diagnosed cases and at least 94,729 deaths. Here’s how the news is developing Friday. All times Eastern:7:35 a.m.: Chechen leader reportedly hospitalized with suspected COVID-19There are widespread reports in Russian media that the strongman of the country’s Chechnya region has been hospitalized in Moscow with suspected coronavirus symptoms. At least two Russian state news agencies, RIA Novosti and Tass, have reported that Chechnya’s dictatorial leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, was admitted to a Moscow hospital. An anonymous source told Tass that Kadyrov’s condition is “stable” and that he is “under observation by doctors.”Russian independent tabloid outlet Baza first reported the news on Thursday, saying that Kadyrov was flown to Moscow where he was being treated for COVID-19 at one of the top clinics in the Russian capital. Citing anonymous sources, Baza reported that the Chechen leader had been advised by his doctors to be taken to Moscow after his condition worsened. He has not been officially diagnosed for COVID-19 but has been suffering from respiratory symptoms for several days, according to Baza’s sources. Flight trackers show that a plane associated with Kadyrov indeed flew to Moscow from Chechnya on Thursday. Kadyrov’s spokespersons have not directly denied the reports. Instead, Chechen information minister, Dzhambulat Umarov, published two posts on social media late Thursday night, one of which was an old video showing Kadyrov praying in one of his palaces while the other was a meme mocking journalists for asking if the Chechen leader was sick.6:51 a.m.: India reports over 6,000 new cases in largest single-day jumpIndia reported its largest single-day jump in new coronavirus cases on Friday. The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare registered 6,088 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to 118,447. The country’s death toll due to the coronavirus pandemic also rose to 3,583 on Friday. Meanwhile, more than 48,000 people have recovered from the disease, according to data released by the health ministry.Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state in India by far, with more than 41,642 COVID-19 cases with 1,454 deaths. India, a country of 1.3 billion people, has the 11th-most cases in the world, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.6:22 a.m.: Russia reports record high of new deathsAs Russia continues to see a steady rise of new coronavirus infections, the daily number of new deaths has hit an all-time high in the country.Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters reported 8,894 new cases of COVID-19 and 150 fatalities over the past 24 hours. The nationwide total now stands at 326,448 diagnosed cases with 3,249 deaths.The number of new deaths reported Friday breaks the country’s previous record of 135 reported just two days earlier.Meanwhile, the latest daily caseload is down from a peak of 11,656 new infections reported on May 11. Last Thursday marked the end of a 12-day streak during which Russia registered over 10,000 new cases per day. Since then, the daily number of new infections has hovered around 9,000 per day.Russia has the second-highest highest number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the world, behind the United States, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.5:40 a.m.: Italy sees spike in daily coronavirus deaths after drop-offItaly has reported a spike in new deaths from the novel coronavirus, just days after seeing a promising drop-off.The country’s Civil Protection Department registered 156 fatalities from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the nationwide toll to 32,486.The daily caseload was back up after falling below 100 on Monday for the first time since the start of the pandemic.Overall, more than 228,000 people in Italy have been diagnosed with COVID-19.Once the worst-hit country in Europe, Italy was the first nation in the world to put a nationwide lockdown in place due to the pandemic. The country began to slowly lift the strict lockdown earlier this month. Most businesses have since resumed activities but under social distancing rules, with shops, restaurants, hair salons and churches reopening Monday. 3:45 a.m.: Researchers aim to vaccinate over 10,000 adults and children across UKUniversity of Oxford researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the novel coronavirus now aim to immunize more than 10,000 people to determine if it works.Scientists at the oldest university in the English-speaking world began immunizing more than 1,000 healthy adult volunteers in southern England in April with their vaccine candidate in the initial phase of a clinical trial. The University of Oxford announced on Friday that its researchers are moving into advanced studies, which would enroll up to 10,260 adults and children across the United Kingdom.“The clinical studies are progressing very well and we are now initiating studies to evaluate how well the vaccine induces immune responses in older adults, and to test whether it can provide protection in the wider population,” Andrew Pollard, head of the university’s Oxford Vaccine Group, said in a statement Friday.The potential vaccine is made from a virus, which is a weakened version of a common cold that causes infections in chimpanzees, that has been genetically changed so that it is impossible for it to replicate in humans. The harmless virus is used to carry the coronavirus spike protein into the body, according to the university.Phase one of the human trials has been completed and follow-up is currently ongoing. The second phase will expand the age range of participants who receive the vaccine candidate to include a small number of older adults and children. Researchers will be assessing the immune response to the vaccine candidate in the different age groups to find out if there is variation in how well the immune system responds in older adults or children, the university said.The third phase of the study involves assessing how the vaccine candidate works in a large number of people over the age of 18 to see how well it works to prevent them from becoming infected and unwell with COVID-19. Adult participants in both phase two and three will be randomized to receive one or two doses of either the vaccine candidate or a licensed meningitis vaccine that will be used as a “control” for comparison, according to the university.Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca announced earlier this week it had booked orders for at least 400 million doses of the potential vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford. The U.K.-based multinational company said it has the capacity to manufacture 1 billion doses of the as yet unproven vaccine and would begin delivering them in September. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Continued decline of total ozone over Halley, Antarctica, since 1985

first_imgIN 1985, Farman et al.1 announced that a dramatic reduction in total ozone was occurring in the atmosphere over Halley, Antarctica, during the polar spring. Analysis of satellite data revealed that this ozone depletion was an Antarctic-wide phenomenon2. Combined theoretical3á¤-5, observational6,7 and laboratory8 work has shown that chlorine radicals derived from the photolysis of chlorofluorocarbons were the dominant cause of the ozone loss9á¤-11. Ten years later, we review here the status of the ‘ozone hole’ based on the continued total-ozone measurements at Halley. The springtime ᤘozone holeᤙ continues to deepen, with both the October mean and minimum total ozone persistently decreasing. The ozone loss extends into January and February, so that significant increases in ultraviolet-B radiation can be expected at the surface over Antarctica during the summer. A signal of ozone loss is now apparent in the spring and summer temperature records, with recent temperatures at the 100-mbar level consistently close to, or colder than, the historical (1957á¤-72) minima for the period October to January. These low temperatures may well enable the maintenance of springtime ozone-loss mechanisms until later in the year.last_img read more

Feather mercury concentration in streaked shearwaters wintering in separate areas of southeast Asia

first_imgWe measured mercury concentration ([Hg]) and nitrogen stable isotope values (δ15N) in tail feathers that were replaced during the non-breeding period of streaked shearwaters Calonectris leucomelas that bred on 3 islands in Japan. The birds’ year-round movements were tracked and their breeding status was monitored. [Hg] was greater in males than in females, and was greatest in those birds spending their non-breeding period in the South China Sea (3.1 ± 1.5 µg g-1 dry weight), moderate in birds in the Arafura Sea (1.5 ± 0.7 µg g-1), and lowest in birds in the Pacific Ocean north of New Guinea (0.8 ± 0.4 µg g-1). Adverse effects of feather [Hg] on breeding status were not observed. This regional variation in feather [Hg] might partly reflect differences in the intake of Hg between these non-breeding areas in addition to accumulation during the late breeding period and the southward migration periodlast_img read more