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42% of Pasadenans Vaccinated Against COVID-19; Vaccine Inquiry Portal Opened to Residents Over 50

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first_img Community News HerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News More Cool Stuff Community News 42% of Pasadenans Vaccinated Against COVID-19; Vaccine Inquiry Portal Opened to Residents Over 50 7 infections and 1 death reported Wednesday By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 5:15 pm Make a commentcenter_img More than 49,900 Pasadenans over the age of 16, amounting to 42.4% of the city’s population, have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, officials said Wednesday.Nearly 28,500 city residents, or 24.2% of Pasadena’s population over 16 years old, which is the minimum age for which the vaccines are currently approved, have been fully vaccinated, according to city data.Additionally, just under 90% of the city’s residents over 65 years old have received at least an initial dose of COVID-19 vaccine, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.She described the new figures as “great progress.”Officials also announced Wednesday that Pasadenans 50 years old and up are eligible to fill out the city’s online vaccine information inquiry form to be notified when supplies are available, Derderian said. The form can be accessed at https://www.cityofpasadena.net/public-health/covid-19-vaccine/#covid-19-vaccine-inquiry.Groups including health workers, first responders, residents over 65, long-term care facility residents, teachers, and food and agriculture workers have already been declared eligible to fill out the form, which does not immediately result in an appointment for vaccination.Seven new cases of the virus were detected in the city on Wednesday, marking five straight days of single-digit counts, and a single new death was reported, according to Derderian. Details regarding the latest fatality were not available.In total, the Pasadena Public Health Department has recorded 11,100 novel coronavirus infections and 335 deaths.Over the prior week, the city had documented an average of 8.3 new infections daily, according to city records.Huntington Hospital reported treating 17 COVID-19 patients on Wednesday, with five of them being cared for in an intensive care unit.PPHD officials continued making visits to businesses to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols, Derderian said.With the Pasadena Unified School District preparing to welcome students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade back to in-class instruction next month, Derderian said health officials were also working closely with the district to support its efforts.At the state level, authorities on Wednesday announced 1,955 new infections and 254 deaths, raising the statewide totals to 3,551,056 known infections and 56,850 fatalities.The state’s average positivity rate over the prior week crept up to 1.9%, according to the California Department of Public Health. It was recorded at 1.7% on Monday and Tuesday. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News 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 Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribelast_img read more

Open verdict in inquest of missing Limerick man

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first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleSwimming – Limerick’s Doyle wins Athlete of the yearNext articleTwo Limerick sisters brawled outside family home Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSClarelimerickmissingRoss Minihane RIP NewsOpen verdict in inquest of missing Limerick manBy Staff Reporter – May 31, 2016 1142 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email WhatsApp Linkedin Print The late Ross Minihane from LimerickAN inquest into the death of a Limerick man who had been missing from his home for more than three months has returned an open verdict after the Clare Coroner found that it could not be determined what happened in the lead-up to the discovery of his body.Ross Minihane (37) was reported missing from his home on December 17 last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On March 29, his body was found on the banks of the River Shannon at Labasheeda by the crew of the Shannon rescue helicopter.Originally from Rathbane, he had been living in Sixmilebridge for a short period before he went missing.His remains were found when the Shannon coastguard helicopter was on a training exercise near the shore at Colmanstown. Gardaí and the RNLI assisted in the subsequent recovery of the remains.Recognising the clothing that Mr Minihane was wearing from a missing person appeal posted on social media,Garda John Cahill told the Coroner’s Court that he linked the remains to Ross Minihane from a description of his clothing posted in a missing person appeal on social media.DNA profiling confirmed the identity of the remains as being those of the 37-year-old Limerick man.A post-mortem examination was carried out at University Hospital Limerick but it was unable to confirm the cause of death.Clare County Coroner, Isobel O’Dea said that as it was not known what happened to Mr Minihane in the lead up to his death, an open verdict would be recorded by the court.Sympathies were expressed to the family and all those involved in the recovery of Mr Minihane’s remains were thanked as well as Garda Cahill, the Shannon Coastguard and Gardaí at Kildysart.center_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Advertisement Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Council promises to tackle problem of unfinished estates

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first_img Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – May 29, 2012 Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+center_img Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week The County manager has committed to doing all he can to tackle the problem of unfinished estates in Donegal.There are an estimated 130 unfinished estates in the county with problems including no lighting, unfinished footpaths and sewage pumping stations that are failing.Some work has been done to address the problems in the past in each electoral area but now the County Manager Seamus Nealy will chair a group identifying all the problems and seeking ways and means to correct them.The commitment was made off the back of a motion from Councillor Dessie Larkin – he says this is a significant development:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/desrawestates.mp3[/podcast] PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleFurther Forensic evidence expected in Michaela McAreavey murder trialNext articleSearch resumes for missing Strabane teenager News Highland WhatsApp Council promises to tackle problem of unfinished estates Twitterlast_img read more

Power from South Africa’s wind

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first_imgThe four turbines of the Darling Wind Farm produce 7 GHW per year ofclean, green energy.(Image: Wikipedia)  MEDIA CONTACTS • Bheki Khumalo  Dept of Energy, communications  +27 12 444 4256 or +27 82 773 2388 RELATED ARTICLES • SA’s future renewable energy mecca • IDC fund helps companies go green • SA becoming a renewable energy hub • First CT homes to feed power to grid • Nedbank branch runs on wind powerSource: Africa Renewal OnlineThree blades — each the length of a tennis court — revolve atop a wind energy tower reaching 50 metres into the sky, equal in height to a 17-storey building.There are four such turbines whirling in the hot, dry and windy landscape near the town of Darling on South Africa’s west coast, generating 7 gigawatt hours per year of green energy.This first commercial wind farm in South Africa, reflecting the collaborative efforts of international donors, government agencies and the private sector, shows that wind energy is feasible.The development of the Darling Wind Farm, which was established in 2008, was fraught with obstacles. This was mainly because large-scale wind generation was new to South Africa and institutional arrangements were not yet in place to allow independent power producers to feed energy into the national grid.What made the difference was that Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, then minister of mineral and energy affairs, proposed the Darling Wind Farm as a national demonstration project in 2000. She also requested international assistance in developing wind energy from the UN Global Environment Facility, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Danish International Development Agency.That assistance led to the South African Wind Energy Programme (Sawep), a project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the promotion of wind power. It facilitated the creation of the Darling Wind Farm.Speaking at the 2003 World Wind Energy Conference in Cape Town, Mlambo-Ncguka said that wind energy had been one of the world’s success stories, and that it should play an important role in South Africa’s energy economy.Energy generated by the private sector “The significant thing to remember about the Darling Wind Farm is that it shows that wind energy can be done by the private sector,” says Andre Otto, Sawep’s project manager.“It was never intended to be a fully economical business,” he adds.It also served to demonstrate how to develop power purchase agreements with Eskom, South Africa’s public electricity utility.Such an agreement was signed with the City of Cape Town to buy energy from the Darling Wind Farm. The city then sells the electricity through so-called green energy certificates to buyers prepared to pay a higher price for green energy.For example, when the African Wind Energy Association decided to hold a conference in Cape Town in May 2010, the organisers purchased certificates for 9 900 kilowatt hours to ensure that the conference used only green energy throughout.Galvanising the industrySawep was one of several initiatives contributing to South Africa’s adoption of a target of reaching 10 000 gigawatt hours of renewable energy in its Integrated Resource Plan, an energy blueprint for the period from 2010 to 2030.The government is now soliciting bids from independent power producers to generate an initial 1 850 megawatts of wind energy within the next few years.“The establishment of Darling had an important catalytic effect in promoting wind energy in South Africa, as it showed that on-grid wind could be a reality,” says Lucas Black of the UNDP’s Global Environment Facility unit.As the Darling wind turbines revolve at a constant speed of 32 revolutions per minute, they represent the baby steps of an industry whose time has come.last_img read more