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Required fields are marked * 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Health officials in Pasadena reported 122 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday after the city saw a peak of more than twice that number of infections last week, officials said.One additional fatality attributed to the virus raised Pasadena’s overall death toll to 176. Further details regarding the most recent victim were not available.A total of 8,513 infections have been documented in the city.The city’s average daily infections over the prior week dropped to 188, after reaching an all-time high of 198 on Sunday, according to city data.While the number of new infections has decreased in recent days, the level of new infections was still well above what Pasadena experienced for the first nine months of the pandemic.The city topped 100 new infections for the first time on Dec. 5, city data show. More than 200 cases were reported for the first time on Dec. 17. The largest number of infections reported in a single day was 253 on Jan. 5.Huntington Hospital officials reported treating 197 COVID-19 patients on Monday, with 38 of them being treated in intensive care units.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced 12,617 new infections and 137 additional fatalities, raising the county’s overall totals to 932,697 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 12,387 deaths.“Every minute, on average, 10 people in L.A. County test positive for COVID -19, and these 15,000 individuals who test positive each day were capable of infecting others for two days before they had any symptoms or knew they were positive,” the L.A. County Department of Public Health said in a written statement. “At least 10-12% of people infected with the virus end up hospitalized at some point, and more than 1% of people diagnosed with COVID-19 end up dying.”Just over 7,900 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized throughout the county on Monday, according to the agency. Twenty-two percent of them, or 1,740 patients, were being treated in ICUs.L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer noted the anniversary of the first detected COVID-19 infection in the county was approaching.“We understand it’s been a long and exhausting journey these past 12 months. With the rollout of vaccinations, there is hope for a brighter future. However, we need to make sure everyone survives to benefit from the vaccine,” she said.“Now is not the time to meet with friends at your home to watch the game. It is not the time to go for a walk without a mask. All it takes is one mistake and soon five, 10 or 20 other people become infected — many of whom could be your friends, family members or colleagues,” according to Ferrer. “This deadly virus continues to spread at alarming rates and the most important way to stop it in its tracks is to avoid interactions with others and protect ourselves at all times.”State officials reported 39,839 new COVID-19 infections and 264 additional fatalities on Monday, bringing the statewide totals to 2,710,801 cases of the virus and 29,965 deaths.The state’s average positivity rate over the prior two weeks was measured as 13.7%, according to the California Department of Public Health. The seven-day average was 14.2%.As of Monday, L.A. County represented 34% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 41% of the state’s deaths. 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ANTONIA MERCORELLA Prior to the pandemic, Queensland was already on the relocation wishlists of many interstate buyers.Now, with many people now working remotely, the experts believe they may soon make that move a reality. “Prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Queensland was the number one destination for interstate relocations – particularly from major metropolitan areas such as Sydney and Melbourne,” Ms Mercorella said.“As this pandemic continues to affect us all, it’s introduced many of us to the possibility of a ‘new normal’ way of working – that is, remotely from home. “And spending more time at home is seeing more people considering their options. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“As a result, interstate demand continues to strengthen in Queensland with the main drawcards being affordability, liveability and the lifestyle on offer. “We anticipate this demand to surge in the coming year ahead as we navigate through to the other side of this pandemic.”But its not just interstate migration that could boost the Queensland property market, Mr Pressley believes economic policies will take centre stage in the lead-up to Queensland election on October 31.“The 17.7 per cent increase in the state’s population over the decade ending 2019 was the second highest in Australia,” he said. “Unfortunately, the state’s unemployment rate was above the national average for all of the decade and this directly influenced underwhelming real estate markets right across Queensland. “We are currently in a state election year and economic policy is certain to play a key role for both the election result and Queensland property markets.”And first home buyers appear to already reaping the rewards thanks to a boost in grants.Ms Mercorella said the number of first home buyers jumping onto the property ladder had remained “relatively steady” in the first quarter of the year, despite a sharp drop in new listings and overall real estate transactions.“With post quarterly data showing moderate market stability, what we’ve witnessed is a strong increase in first homebuyer commitments,” she said. “In fact, in Queensland they’ve literally doubled over the last three months, rising from 1501 in April to 3079 in May and 3023 June. “These figures show that first-home buyers are possibly set to dominate the market for the first time in a long while – which is thanks to a combination of government stimulus, low interest rates, a change in investor behaviour and a rise in the rates of vacancy in rental properties.”Data held by realestate.com.au also shows that Queenslanders are currently the most confident about buying and selling in the nation.She said this was likely due to the state’s low levels of COVID-19 cases.“And perhaps the realisation that Queensland is a pretty nice place to be if you’re going to be locked down,” she said.Ms Conisbee said first home buyers are currently the most active market in Queensland, with first homebuyer inquiries having doubled compared to last year. For existing housing, the realestate.com.au data showed that high-end, premium markets were also holding up well, and likely being driven by a “flight to quality” and the fact that job losses have been less felt by white collar workers.Ms Conisbee said that investor activity remained slow and had dropped since last year, according to REA data. “This will be the toughest market over the next 12 months,” she said. SIMON PRESSLEY NERIDA CONISBEE “Townsville is Australia’s largest city north of Brisbane, 14th largest overall, and the nation’s military capital. “From the recently developed Cowboys NRL stadium, to new hotels, expansions of university and port infrastructure, a few major renewable energy projects and an expanding manufacturing sector, there’s a lot happening in Townsville. “The local property market started to gain momentum in mid-2019 and this has continued throughout 2020. “The first homebuyer market is taking advantage of good quality houses for under $400,000 while general activity among owner-occupiers is solid.” Head of research at Propertyology, Simon Pressley. Real Estate Institute of Queensland CEO Antonia Mercorella Picture: Richard Walker“The Townsville housing market was continuing its steady recovery at the commencement of this year – and it appears that state of play has continued over the first quarter. “The median house price posted a small price reduction of 0.8 per cent with prices slightly lower, down 1.6 per cent over the year. “The Townsville median house price for the year ending March was $315,000 – one of the most affordable in the state.“The Townsville unit market also posted a small median price drop in the March quarter – down two per cent to just $235,000. “Over the year ending March, its median unit price reduced by 1.8 per cent to $240,000. “The region’s unit market remains challenging with prices yet to start firming in a significant way. “Furthermore, in the nearby Whitsunday region, its heavy reliance on tourism is likely to impact both the house and unit markets over the medium term.”“As for the rental market, the Townsville vacancy rate was 2.9 per cent at the end of March.“And all indicators seem to point to tighter conditions in three months’ time. “The volume of advertised rental properties has been steadily falling each month this year, with the number available now down about one third since the start of 2020. “The insulated nature of the local economy has meant that the region’s rental market hasn’t suffered the same fate as many other locations it seems.” Townsville floods. Aerial photos of The Strand from a helicopter. Picture: Zak Simmonds The Strand. Picture: Evan Morgan Townsville has weathered droughts and floods, the closure of major employers like the Yabulu nickel refinery, and, like the rest of the country, is now facing down a new enemy, the coronavirus pandemic.But three property experts predict that Townsville will come out on top again – Propertyology’s Head of Research Simon Pressley, REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella and REA chief economist Nerida Conisbee. The forecast is looking sunny for the Townsville property market. Picture: Evan Morgan BUT WHAT ABOUT QUEENSLAND? “House prices have been pretty stable in Townsville in the past 12 months. Rental growth has been particularly positive, increasing by 4.5 per cent.“Like the rest of Queensland, first homebuyer inquiry on realestate.com.au picked up significantly in the past 12 months, while investor activity has remained relatively flat. “Premium property is in high demand with Castle Hill and North Ward seeing the highest views per listing in Townsville on realestate.com.au” REA chief economist Nerida Conisbee.
There was an eerie silence and then disbelief at the Chinese Benevolent Association last Wednesday night, when the first fight in the 2016 Contender series between Richard ‘Frog’ Holmes and American Xzaviar Ford ended after only 55 seconds.Holmes was declared the winner by technical knockout (TKO), after Ford tore a tendon in his right shoulder and could not continue.After seeing two amateur bouts that ended by way of first-round knockouts, the large and enthusiastic crowd settled down for what was expected to be an exciting five-round bout between 19-year-old Ford, who is from North Carolina, USA, and Jamaica’s Holmes.Holmes, who is 28, was posted favourite by the crowd, because he had a 10-5 record as opposed to that of Ford, who had one win and three losses going into the fight. Holmes was also runner-up in the competition last year as a middleweight.Ford started aggressively, throwing jabs and moving in and out quickly, in an effort to get himself on the scorecards of the judges early. He landed a few good jabs to Holmes’ body and head, and gave the fans an early promise of an exciting fight.That was not to be, however, because while engaging in an exchange, Ford stopped abruptly, dropped his right shoulder and grimaced. Obviously in great pain, he was taken over to a neutral corner for an assessment by ring physician Dr AndrÈ McDonald, who advised referee Eion Jardine that the fight had to be stopped because Ford was in no condition to continue.Ford was then taken to his dressing room, where he was treated and then taken by ambulance to hospital. An MRI Wednesday night revealed that he had suffered a torn tendon in his right shoulder.He and his trainer Chris Joy left Jamaica yesterday for North Carolina.DISAPPOINTEDHolmes told The Gleaner afterwards that he was very disappointed at the way the fight ended. He said that he was very confident of victory and was sorry that his opponent had been injured and unable to continue.”I wanted a big [win] tonight to take me into the quarter finals, but unfortunately, that did not happen. I just have to move on,” he added.In the amateur bouts on the card, Joel Wedderburn from the St Thomas Boxing Club scored a first-round TKO victory over Iroyno Cleary from the Heavy Metal gym, while Samuel Grant from Sugar Knockout Gym knocked out Heavy Metal gym’s AndrÈ Sloley, also in the first round.
Long story short, you can’t win them all, but it’s amazing how close you can get to losing them all like last week’s NFL picks. Here’s how we’ll rebound in Week 14:49ers 27, Saints 24: Hey, the 49ers finally get the ball back after last Sunday’s fourth-and-1 incompletion, and, sure enough, they prevail in a fellow Super Bowl contender’s house. Line: 49ers +2 1/2Raiders 26, Titans 24: It’s the Raiders’ penultimate game in Oakland. Translation: The party will be like when their 2002 team won a …
Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund(Photo: South African Football Association) COACH Gordon Igesund has declared himself happy with his players after two gruelling training sessions in Cape Town over the weekend. Bafana Bafana are preparing for the African Nations Championship, which South Africa will host from 11 January to 1 February.The competition features national teams made up of players who ply their trade in their home countries only.‘Important’Speaking to Daniel Mothowagae of City Press, Igesund said: “After beating Spain, we should carry on with the habit of winning and [the African Nations Championship] is a type of tournament where it is important for the team to do well.“The challenge is to get Bafana going to a point that we get into the top eight in Africa, so that we can be seeded when the draw for big tournaments is made.”Igesund is a little behind in his preparations for the event after a mini training camp, from 27 to 30 December, had to be called off due to the reluctance of clubs to release their players, but that has now been resolved, even though the competition falls outside of Fifa’s competition window.‘A great feeling’Mamelodi Sundowns ‘ midfielder Hlompho Kekana, speaking at the training camp, said he was looking forward to the event, and expressed his confidence in Bafana Bafana. “It is always a great feeling to represent your country and I am happy to be here.” He said. “If you look at the players, you can see they want do to well for South Africa.“It is a big tournament for us local-based players and we want to show everyone what we are capable of doing. We intend to do well, very well and we are really looking forward to the start of the tournament.“There is a lot of confidence in the team and the mood is high. As hosts we are expected to go all the way and that is our focus,” he concluded.With the South African national team now in camp, six of the 16 teams have now arrived for the African Nations Championship. The winners of the first African Nations Championship in 2009, the DR Congo, are already in the country, along with Gabon, Libya, Mali and Mauritania.Group ABafana Bafana are in Group A with Mali, Mozambique and Nigeria. They kick off the tournament on 11 January at 18:00 when they face Mozambique at the Cape Town Stadium.Tunisia is the defending champion. They defeated Angola 3-0 in the final of the 2011 African Nations Championship in Sudan.
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SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The KaTropa employed lineups that featured just one legitimate big with three wingmen and one point guard surrounding him—a gamble considering the Gin Kings have 7-foot Greg Slaughter and 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar.“If you can see we are effective with a small lineup because the ball was moving and we were getting open shots to Don (Trollano), Mike (Miranda), and our small guys,” said Castro in Filipino Sunday at Philippine Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“The only thing was the shots weren’t falling, but those were the shots we want.”Despite having a smaller lineup, the KaTropa were able to have a 50-50 rebounding matchup with the Gin Kings and even had more offensive boards, 21-12. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESBULACAN, Philippines—TNT may have absorbed a disappointing 90-79 season-opening loss to Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Philippine Cup, but Jayson Castro sees positive things for his team.Castro said they’ve got the system that’s perfectly suited for the players and it was just a matter of knocking down shots.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Jasmine Alkhaldi raring for SEA Games gold at home TNT’s main problem in the game, however, was its stroke from the three-point area wherein it converted just nine of its 41 attempts for a 22 percent shooting clip.“We’re more confident with those kinds of plays and we don’t have big guys so that’s our advantage,” said Castro. “We will live and die by the three.”Castro was one of team’s top performers with 17 points, 10 assists, and two steals.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Beijing: China on Friday urged India and Pakistan to hold dialogue to resolve their disputes even as it stuck to its earlier position, asking India to stop “unilaterally changing the status quo” of Kashmir. The Chinese response came after Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived here to consult Beijing on the next steps to be taken in the wake of New Delhi revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. In a written response, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said: “We call on Pakistan and India to resolve disputes through dialogue and negotiation and jointly uphold regional peace and stability.” “The pressing priority is that the relevant party should stop unilaterally changing the status quo and avoid escalation of tension,” said China without directly referring to India’s decision to revoke Article 370.
Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Canadian journalists and free speech advocates are calling on the Trudeau government to take steps to protect press freedom in Canada.The call follows recent revelations that ten Québec journalists were under police surveillance in order to ascertain their sources, and the ongoing case of VICE News journalist Ben Makuch, who in 2014 was served with an RCMP production order to obtain his KiK messenger chat logs with a suspected ISIS member. The case is up for appeal in February of 2017.“Source protection is crucial to our ability to do our jobs as journalists. It’s a fundamental tool of the trade that allows us to dig deep and hold the powerful accountable,” said Makuch. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Mine is just one of many recent cases of the growing erosion of press freedom here in Canada. I’ve covered oppressive regimes across the world and the last opposition I thought I’d face in my ability to do my job would be here at home in Canada.”Makuch was joined by journalist and press freedom advocate Mohamed Fahmy who appealed directly to Prime Minister Trudeau to take action on this important issue.“A report issued in September 2016 by Reporters Without Borders states that Canada dropped 10 spots on 2016 world press freedom index after the “dark age for journalism” during Mr. Stephen Harper’s tenure,” said Fahmy.“Prime Minister Trudeau you stood beside me during my wrongful imprisonment and championed the cause of press freedom. I have faith that you will do the same for fellow journalists facing similar threats to press freedom in Canada. The world views Canada as the pillar of democracy so let’s keep it this way.”La Presse Journalist Patrick Lagacé, who it was recently revealed was one of the ten Québec journalists under surveillance, made a similar appeal to the government.“It was a shock for me to find out a couple of weeks ago that my phone was being surveilled by the Montreal police all in an effort to find out who my sources are”, said Lagacé.“My Province seems to be taking this issue seriously, I hope the Federal government will also take a leading role. Our Prime minister has famously said during the last election campaign that journalists are to be respected in this country: now is the time to go beyond words and take action.”Tom Henheffer of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression laid out his organization’s specific legislative asks of the government.“This is a watershed moment, and one where Canada has the potential to be a global leader, or to further cripple the free press in our country,” said Henheffer.“We call on the government to make several changes to protect press freedom and free expression in Canada. They include, passing press shield laws, repealing the dangerous surveillance provisions contained in bill C-13 and ensuring that Federal and Provincial governments require any warrant for surveillance of journalists be requested by prosecutors, as opposed to police, and approved by judges, as opposed to justices of the peace”.The group also revealed two hard-hitting television and social media promos supporting the http://protectpressfreedom.ca campaign launched in October of this year.The promos, which feature Mohamed Fahmy and Patrick Lagacé, will run on VICE Canada’s digital and Television platforms in the coming days.