Schiff Introduces Legislation to Examine US Response to COVID-19

first_img Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve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 Showtimes 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. Business News Community News Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Pasadena) introduced legislation in the House that would establish a bipartisan commission to provide a full accounting of the country’s response to the coronavirus.The commission would conduct a rigorous and comprehensive review of the coronavirus response and make recommendations on how we can be better prepared in the future, and will complement other oversight efforts in Congress and elsewhere.Bipartisan Commissions have been established after other momentous events that led to the loss of lives, including the attacks on Pearl Harbor that led the nation into WWII and the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington DC on Sept. 11, 2001.“Though we are still early in this crisis, over sixteen thousand Americans have died so far,” Schiff said. “It is clear that a comprehensive and authoritative review will be required, not as a political exercise to cast blame, but to learn from our mistakes to prevent history from tragically repeating itself.”Schiff said he has talked with colleagues, former commissioners, and experts, and incorporated a number of their strong recommendations into the legislation.The coronavirus commission will examine U.S. government preparedness in advance of this pandemic, the Federal government’s response to it, and provide recommendations to improve our ability to respond to and recover from future outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics.The legislation is modeled after, and closely mirrors, legislation enacted in 2002 to create the 9/11 Commission in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the United States. As with the 9/11 Commission, the coronavirus commission will also examine state and local governments’ preparedness and response.“The coronavirus showed just how unprepared and slow we were to respond to a major outbreak. And that lack of readiness endangered lives,” said Senator Feinstein. “We weren’t able to ramp up testing, we didn’t have enough safety equipment for doctors and nurses and we lacked any kind of consistent federal guidelines for states and cities. We know this won’t be the last outbreak, so a 9/11 Commission-style panel is necessary to fix these mistakes going forward and apply the lessons from this pandemic to future crises.” Community Newscenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAre You His Ms. Right? 12 Signs He Thinks You AreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Government Schiff Introduces Legislation to Examine US Response to COVID-19 By DAVID CROSS Published on Monday, April 13, 2020 | 3:26 pm 34 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Guimaras mulls to declare August as maritime safety awareness month

first_imgGov. Samuel Gumarin said that while Guimarasnons are resilient, these kinds of maritime disasters shall not happen again. Guimaras Lone District Representative Ma. Lucille Nava made the call to enact legislation that will serve as reminder on the significance of maritime security, as Guimaras remembers the August 3, 2019 sea tragedy that claimed 31 lives. OFFICIALS of the Provincial Government of Guimaras are eyeing to declare August as Maritime Safety Awareness Month. The incident is considered as the worst oil spill in the nation’s history. Nava said that due to these tragedies, safe-guarding the lives of the sea-travelling public is a priority. Atty. Gando said that trainings, assessment and forum on maritime safety shall be institutionalized. Vice Governor Atty. John Edward Gando answered the call with an assurance to push for the passage of a legislation declaring the month of August as a Maritime Safety Awareness Month. “Since the month of August reminds us of these two heartbreaking tragedies as well as the outburst presently of this pandemic, may I then proposed that you’ll consider a legislation declaring this month as Maritime Safety Awareness Month to give us a constant reminder on the value and importance of maritime security in order to safeguard the lives of our sea-travelling public,” Nava said. “After a year since the tragedy happen, we find it necessary and imperative that a legislation be passed by the 9th Sangguniang Panlalawigan to put to the forth the safety of sea travels by declaring the month of August as a safety at sea consciousness month where trainings, assessment and forum on the local level and on the subject matter shall be in place,” Gando said. It was August 11, 2006 when the island province was hit by a catastrophic oil spill when an oil tanker MT Solar 1 sank off the coast of Guimaras. “Sa pagbangon sang Guimaras sa sini nga mga trahedya, I want the resiliency component to be present. Pero kuntani wala na sang may matabo nga amo ni nga mga catastrophe sa probinsiya sang Guimaras,” Gumarin said./PNlast_img read more

USC takes second place at tournament

first_imgThe USC men’s golf team, No. 4 in the nation and coming off back-to-back top-two tournament finishes, made it three in a row with another strong performance, finishing second in the final day of play at the San Diego Intercollegiate Tournament. The tournament, held at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif., featured 15 teams, with Washington capturing first place.On par · The No. 4 Trojans spent three days in San Diego at the San Diego Intercollegiate Tournament. Senior Steven Lim finished even. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports InformationThe Trojans finished at 13-over par, seven strokes behind Washington, which came in at 6-over par. The competition featured a third place finish by rival UCLA (20-over  par) and a tie for fourth place between San Diego State and Tennessee (23-over par).The team received solid play from senior Steve Lim and junior Martin Trainer, both of whom finished tied for third at even-216. Sophomore Jeffrey Kang, coming off his first tournament victory, notched his third straight top-eight finish, ending tied for eighth at three-over 219, including an impressive four birdies and even finishes on the front and back nine.Junior Sam Smith also finished tied for eighth at 3-over par, rebounding from a four-over par through four holes to remain even for the rest of the round. Freshman Anthony Paolucci finished at 13-over par, tied for 40th, while sophomore Ramsey Sahyoun came in at 48th with an overall score of 15-over par.The first day of play saw the Trojans collect a score of 288, four strokes behind the Huskies. Lim fired an even-72, while Kang recorded five birdies to finish even as well. Trainer, the 2011 Pac-10 champion, shot a two-under par without a bogey. Sahyoun came in at two-over par, while Paolucci struggled to a 4-over 76.The Trojans struggled individually during the second day of play, finishing with a score of 299. Only Lim finished under par, firing a 1-under par to cap a solid two-round performance. Kang followed an up-and-down first round with a three-over par, while Paolucci concluded at four-over par. Trainer found it difficult to maintain his performance from the first round, finishing five-over par, while Sahyoun came in tied for 38th at 9-over par.The Trojans regrouped considerably in the third round, riding impressive back nine performances from Kang and Trainer to finish second. Trainer finished off in style, notching four consecutive birdies in the final round to finish 3-under par.Kang also recorded four birdies, finishing even at par. Lim came in at one-over par, while Sahyoun finished at four-over par and Paolucci ended tied for 40th with a five-over par in the final round. The top-two finish marked the third such standing in a row for the Trojans, who won their final fall event before also taking second at the annual Amer Ari event in Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii, earlier in the month.Following this, the Trojans will have two weeks off before participating in the Del Walker Match Play, an all-day tournament to be held at the Virginia Country Club in Long Beach, Calif., from Feb. 27-28.last_img read more