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the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve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

Karnataka’s Restrictions On Travel From Kerala Against Centre’s Orders: Karnataka High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka’s Restrictions On Travel From Kerala Against Centre’s Orders: Karnataka High Court Mustafa Plumber9 March 2021 1:40 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday rebuked the Karnataka Government for not modifying the order by which it imposed restrictions on travel from the neighboring state of Kerala.Although a statement was made by the government advocate on the last hearing date (March 5) that the order will be modified, the court was informed today that the State government has not modified the order dated…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 Karnataka High Court on Tuesday rebuked the Karnataka Government for not modifying the order by which it imposed restrictions on travel from the neighboring state of Kerala.Although a statement was made by the government advocate on the last hearing date (March 5) that the order will be modified, the court was informed today that the State government has not modified the order dated February 18, issued by the Deputy Commissioner of District Disaster Management Authority of Dakshina Kannada, by which it restricts entry of people from Kasargod district in Kerala to Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka only through four checkpoints, and that too on producing a negative RT-PCR test certificate. Taking strong exception to this stand of the Government, a division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty said :”There are 25 entry points. You are limiting it to four entry points. Under what law are you doing it? You are acting contrary to the orders of the Central Government.” On the previous hearing, the Central Government counsel had informed the bench that the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs prohibit restrictions on inter-state travel. The State Government Advocate informed the court that there is no modification made to the order dated February 18 and that ambulances and medical emergencies will be allowed from the four checkpoints. The bench then said: “You want the RT-PCR test to be conducted, understood. If a person from Kerala wants to enter Karnataka by air, will you tell him only to enter from Bengaluru airport?Can you say that person should enter from only one road?” The counsel for the petitioner B Subbaya Rai, who has challenged the travel restrictions, told the bench that entry of people from Kerala from other districts into Karnataka is allowed. and that the restriction is only for entry from Kasargod district.The bench then said “This is ridiculous that people from Kerala are allowed to enter from other districts and entry is restricted only in one district.” The bench then went on to say that it will go into the legal issue raised in the petition. It made the following observations in the order : “Memo is produced on record giving details of minutes of meeting held on March 8, under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner.The Minutes record that there is no modification made to the order dated February 18, in so far as it completely closes all entry points from Kerala to Karnataka in Dakshina Kannada district, except four which are mentioned in the said order.” Thus if any person wants to enter Karnataka from Kerala, even after complying with circular dated February 16, issued by the State government, (mandatory negative RT-PCR test) he will have to enter the state of Karnataka only through four entry points which are mentioned in order dated February 18.” The court said “We have perused the government circular dated February 16. The government circular does not provide for closing of entry points on road from Kerala to Karnataka. Moreover, the action taken by the Deputy Commissioner is only of one district, though entry points are available in more than one district.” As the hearing came to an end the court orally said “Convey our order correctly, we don’t want restrictions being imposed in other districts.” To which the government advocate said “The restriction in this district has been imposed only because many people travel for the purpose of education and employment.” The court concluded by saying “consider creating infrastructure near the checkpost to check RT-PCR test certificates.”The matter will next be heard on March 18. The Court has asked the Deputy Commissioner, Dakshina Kannada District, to file a statement. The direction was given during the hearing of a petition filed by Advocate B Subbaya Rai who said that the petition is being filed on behalf of the society at large who are the residents of Karnataka-Kerala border areas in and around of the border areas and as well as Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka State and Kasaragod District of Kerala State. The plea says that the Dakshina Kannada and Kasaragod Districts of Karnataka & Kerala states respectively are interdependent upon each other in regards to employment, trade, commerce, education and major hospitals which is situated at Mangaluru city of DK District. It is submitted that more than 80, 000 people i.e 35% 40% of the border travel on day to day basis for the aforesaid purposes. Last year, the Kerala High Court had interfered with the blockade imposed by Karnataka Government on the Kerala border. Acting on a PIL filed by the Kerala High Court Advocates Association, the Kerala High Court directed the Union Government to open the highway for travel. The High Court noted that the travel restrictions had infringed the right to health of border residents, who were relying on hospitals in Mangalore for treatment.When Karnataka appealed to the Supreme Court, the SC suggested a dialogue between the Chief Secretaries of both the states. Following talks, the restrictions were lifted. 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

News story: UK farmers given support for seasonal labour with new pilot scheme

first_img We have listened to the powerful arguments from farmers about the need for seasonal labour to keep the horticulture industry productive and profitable. A two-year pilot to support UK farmers by allowing non-EU migrant workers to work on farms, then return after six months, has been announced by the Home Secretary and Environment Secretary.Welcoming the announcement, Scottish Secretary David Mundell said: We have listened to the views of farmers in Scotland and across the UK. Many of Scotland’s farms, in particular our soft fruit growers, rely on seasonal workers. This pilot is a welcome first step in ensuring that Scottish farmers can continue to access the workers they need to grow and harvest their produce. This two year pilot will ease the workforce pressures faced by farmers during busy times of the year. We will review the pilot’s results as we look at how best to support the longer-term needs of industry outside the EU. This pilot will ensure farmers have access to the seasonal labour they need to remain productive and profitable during busy times of the year. I am committed to having an immigration system that reduces migration to sustainable levels, supports all industry and ensures we welcome those who benefit Britain. British farmers are vital to the UK’s economy – and the Government will look to support them in any way we can. Environment Secretary Michael Gove said: Home Secretary Sajid Javid said: From lettuce in East Anglia to strawberries in Scotland, we want to make sure that farmers can continue to grow, sell and export more great British food. Soft fruit production in the UK has grown dramatically, by 130% in the last 20 years. Fruit is grown particularly in the South East (Kent), Midlands (Hereford, Worcestershire and Shropshire) and in Scotland (Perthshire), while field vegetables are grown widely across the UK.In 2016 Scottish fruit and vegetables had an output value of £265.9m. In June 2016 Scotland had 22,000 hectares of land used for horticulture – 18,200 for vegetables, 1900 for fruit and 950 for flower and nursery stock.The Seasonal Workers pilot will be run by two scheme operators, who will oversee the placement of the workers. The arrangements for selecting the scheme operators will be announced in due course.To be eligible for the pilot workers must be aged at least 18 years old on the date of application and be from outside of the European Union.The pilot will commence in the spring of 2019, will run until the end of December 2020 and will be monitored closely by the Home Office and Defra.last_img read more

La Administración Wolf anuncia 270 nuevos empleos y el establecimiento de un nuevo centro de cumplimiento de The Hershey Company

first_imgLa Administración Wolf anuncia 270 nuevos empleos y el establecimiento de un nuevo centro de cumplimiento de The Hershey Company SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Press Release,  Workforce Development En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció una alianza con The Hershey Company para construir un nuevo centro de cumplimiento de nivel mundial en Annville, que significa la creación de 270 nuevos empleos a tiempo completo. El nuevo centro de 810,000 pies cuadrados ampliará la capacidad de cumplimiento y almacenamiento de Hershey para atender el mercado de los Estados Unidos y apoyará a las plantas de fabricación de la compañía y al centro de distribución actual ubicado próximo a Palmyra.“The Hershey Company tiene una rica historia en este estado, que continuará creciendo con la construcción de este nuevo centro de cumplimiento”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Este proyecto continuará los esfuerzos de la compañía para proporcionar empleo estable, competitivo y bien remunerado en Pennsylvania”.Hershey identificó un sitio para su centro de cumplimiento en South Annville Township, condado de Lebanon. Se espera que el centro esté terminado y en funcionamiento a fines de 2021. La contratación del personal para la nueva planta comenzará la próxima primavera.“Los consumidores se inclinan cada vez más por nuestras marcas icónicas, y a medida que nuestro negocio continúa creciendo, necesitamos que las capacidades de cumplimiento en nuestro estado de origen sean mayores”, dijo Jason Reiman, Vicepresidente Senior y Jefe de la cadena de suministro de The Hershey Company. “A medida que aumentamos la producción en nuestras plantas para atender la demanda de los consumidores, queremos estar listos para satisfacer esas necesidades con capacidades de cumplimiento adicionales y flexibles”.Hershey recibió una propuesta del Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario y Económico (DCED, por sus siglas en inglés) para este proyecto por $105,000 en Créditos fiscales para la creación de empleo (JCTC, por sus siglas en inglés) para su distribución al momento de la creación de los nuevos empleos a tiempo completo y $28,000 en fondos de capacitación para el desarrollo de la fuerza laboral compuesta por trabajadores nuevos y ya existentes. Hershey se ha comprometido a invertir más de $178 millones en el proyecto y crear 270 nuevos empleos en los próximos tres años, 35 de los cuales serán empleados directos a tiempo completo de Hershey. El proyecto fue coordinado por el Equipo de Acción del Gobernador, un grupo experimentado de profesionales de desarrollo económico que responden directamente al gobernador y trabajan con empresas que están considerando ubicarse o expandirse en Pennsylvania.The Hershey Company fue fundada por Milton S. Hershey en 1894 y es uno de los mayores fabricantes de chocolate del mundo. Hershey actualmente tiene una cartera de más de 80 marcas a escala mundial, y como el fabricante de chocolate número 1 en América del Norte, su éxito comercial se basa en sus marcas distintivas como Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Twizzlers, Hershey, Mounds y las barras de caramelo Almond Joy. Hershey tiene aproximadamente 16,000 empleados en todo el mundo que trabajan todos los días para entregar productos deliciosos y de calidad.Para obtener más información sobre el Equipo de acción del Gobernador o el DCED, visite dced.pa.gov, y asegúrese de estar al día con todas las noticias de nuestra agencia en Facebook, Twitter y LinkedIn.View this information in English.center_img July 21, 2020last_img read more

PensionsEurope challenges Better Finance pension savings report

first_imgHowever, PensionsEurope criticised the report in a paper published last week, which included hard-hitting comments from its member associations in Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, and Spain. PensionsEurope said these organisations had found “substantial discrepancies and wrong interpretations”.For example, the Spanish Association of Collective Investment Schemes and Pension Funds (Inverco) said that although it appreciated Better Finance’s research effort and the difficulties involved, it had “still found a number of inconsistencies and mistakes offering a distorted vision of the Spanish pension funds industry”.It said its main concern was the “deliberate omission of tax impact in Spain when comparing Spanish pension funds with those from other [EU] member states”.The European occupational pension fund trade body was at pains to strike a constructive tone, however. It suggested areas of improvement, and welcomed “the research on the quality of occupational and personal pensions and the outcome of pension savings”.Janwillem Bouma, chair of PensionsEurope, said: “In [our] paper, we highlight numerous specificities that the research should take into account in order to give a realistic picture of the quality and outcome of pension savings. If ignoring these specificities, the research faces a serious challenge of comparing apples and pears.”Matti Leppälä, secretary general of the association, offered PensionsEurope’s help to improve the methodology of Better Finance’s report: “Particularly, we invite Better Finance to use the data and time periods which are consistent and comparable, focus on both the accumulation and payout phase, and explore the benefits in addition to the costs.”Better Finance today said that it welcomed the offer of cooperation, but that it also wanted “to clarify some misunderstandings as to the objectives, the methodology, and scope of the research effort”.“Our research goal is far more specific and far less ambitious than the one Pensions Europe highlights in its headlines: the aim is not to analyse ‘the quality and outcome of pension savings’, but to improve the transparency on the real returns of pension savings in Europe,” it said.It called on trade associations to help plug a data gap and improve the transparency of data on pension returns, “since the bulk of the criticism aimed at the report by Better Finance originates from the lack of available data on returns”.Both organisations have noted that the European Commission wants the European financial supervisory authorities to carry out out work on the transparency of long-term retail and pension products, including an analysis of actual net performance and fees.Speaking at the launch event for Better Finance’s pension savings report in September, Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis said that returns on retail investment products and pensions can be heavily influenced by fees levied by asset managers and intermediaries and that the “the right data on the net performance and fees of the most commonly sold products is important […] to ensure more competition and better service for consumers”.IPE understands that EIOPA – the supervisory authority responsible for the insurance and occupational pensions sector – has yet to be formally assigned such work by the commission. PensionsEurope has urged European consumer finance campaign group Better Finance to make changes to the research behind a report on the real returns of pension savings of Europe, arguing that it is otherwise “comparing apples and pears”.It follows the fourth edition of a Better Finance report that aims to show the real returns of pension savings – after charges, inflation, and taxes – in 15 European countries.The 2016 report, published in September argued that once inflation, charges and (where possible) taxes were taken into account, private pension products have often performed poorly.“Unfortunately our research findings show that most pension savings did not, on average, return anything close to those of capital markets, and in too many cases even destroyed the real value for European pension savers (i.e. provided a negative return after inflation),” said Better Finance.last_img read more

St. Nicholas students produce award winning video (link attached)

first_imgSunman, In. — Third-graders at St. Nicholas School recently finished in the top five in a video contest presented by the Institute for Quality Education as part of National School Choice Week.The theme of the two-minute video was to layout the top reasons to attend St. Nicholas School. Their 3 top reasons were third, Friends, second Academics, and the number 1 reason was Faith.Out of more than 200 entries, the class of Mrs. Mary Jo Reer finished in the top five of the competition.Here is a link to the video.last_img

Joshua vs Ruiz time, date, location, live streaming details for ‘Clash on the Dunes’

first_img Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua (Main Event) Alexander Povetkin vs. Michael Hunter Dillian Whyte vs. Mariusz Wach Filip Hrgovic vs. Eric Molina Magomedrasul Majidov vs. Tom Little Written By First Published: 6th December, 2019 17:13 IST Danish Ansari LIVE TV Also Read | Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz Jr 2: Fans Fear For Joshua As Ruiz Looks Scary In VideoJoshua vs Ruiz time: Everything you need to know about how and where to watch the fightJoshua vs Ruiz time, date, scheduleThe event takes place on Saturday, December 7, 2019. With the fight being the main event of the night, it is difficult to be precise about the timing as the match will have four fights preceding the main event.  However, the two fighters are advertised to make their way to the ring at around 3:45 pm ET.Also Read | Anthony Joshua Handpicks Neutral Judging Panel And Referee For Andy Ruiz Jr Rematch Joshua vs Ruiz live streamingThe match can only be live-streamed through DAZN, a global over-the-top subscription sports streaming service. Fans can also download the DAZN application on their smart TVs or other internet-compatible devices. The fight can also be accessed through their website – DAZN.com. The platform charges $19.99 for a monthly subscription, whereas an annual pass comes at $99.99.Also Read | Anthony Joshua Handpicks Neutral Judging Panel And Referee For Andy Ruiz Jr RematchJoshua vs Ruiz 2 fight card COMMENTcenter_img Last Updated: 6th December, 2019 17:13 IST Joshua Vs Ruiz Time, Date, Location, Live Streaming Details For ‘Clash On The Dunes’ Joshua vs Ruiz time, date, location, live stream info: The ‘Clash on the Dunes’ offers Joshua an opportunity at redemption after his defeat last June. Also Read | Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz 2: The Staggering Amount Of Money The Two Fighters Are Making FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US The highly anticipated heavyweight showdown between reigning champion Andy Ruiz Jr and former champion Anthony Joshua is a must-see event for every boxing fan across the world. Andy Ruiz Jr had been an underdog going into the original fight against Anthony Joshua and won the battle in remarkable fashion before becoming the unified heavyweight champion of the world. Will Anthony Joshua be able to reclaim his unified heavyweight titles and re-assert his dominance over the heavyweight division, or will Andy Ruiz Jr prove his credibility to the world with yet another stoppage victory?last_img read more

Shell Nigeria Emerges NOGIG 2018 Champions

first_imgAfter days of tough competition, Shell Nigeria proved they are the best team as they emerged the overall winners of the 17th Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games which ended on Saturday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.Shell won 11 gold, 12 silver and 11 bronze medals to go away with the 2018 trophy. NNPC placed second with nine gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze medals, while the third place went to Chevron that amassed eight gold, three silver and five bronze medals. NLNG beat , ExxonMobil to fourth place position after winning five gold, five silver and five bronze medal with ExxonMobil amassing three gold, five silver and six bronze medals, while Total took the sixth position haven won three gold, four silver and seven bronze medals.The climax of competition was in the relay events where Shell beat Total to the gold medal in the women relay with NNPC winning the bronze medal. The men’s relay was won by NNPC, while Total and Shell Nigeria took the silver and bronze medals respectively. Thirteen oil and gas companies in the country participated in the weeklong games which featured, swimming, 8-ball pool, chess, scrabble, basketball, athletics, squash, tennis and table tennis.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more