Pasadena Nail Salons Permitted to Reopen at 25% Capacity

first_img Make a comment 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Nail salons joined city playgrounds Friday as the latest sectors of Pasadena permitted to reopen at limited capacity after months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.The modified Pasadena Health Department Public Health Order allows nail salons to operate indoors at 25% capacity, “but are strongly encouraged to to continue providing outdoor services when possible,” according to the city’s newly revised Public Health Reopening Protocol.Non-medical massages remained confined to outdoor services, along with esthetician and skin care services, the policy states.“Massage services performed in conjunction with a referral from a licensed physician or chiropractor (not acupuncturist) are able to open for indoor operation for referred services only and must follow this protocol,” according to the protocol.Non-medical electrology and body art businesses, such as tattoo and piercing parlors, were not allowed to resume business as of Friday.City officials announced Thursday that local playgrounds would be opened, with social distancing guidelines in place, on Friday.City officials also issued recommendations for businesses Friday regarding Halloween amid the pandemic.“While organized Halloween events are prohibited, businesses can distribute goodie bags with wrapped treats to customers who are already patronizing their stores,” city officials said in a written statement. “Other alternative Halloween activities such as scavenger hunts, online costume and pumpkin carving contests, car parades and drive-in movie theaters are consistent with the ‘spirit’ of Halloween celebration guidelines.”Pasadena health officials reported six new COVID-19 infections and no new fatalities on Friday.The city’s overall infections stood at 2,605, while the death toll was 124.Huntington Hospital reported treating 23 COVID-19 patients on Friday.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 1,324 new COVID-19 infections and 21 additional deaths on Friday.The county had recorded a total of 272,653 infections and 6,626 deaths.Seven-hundred and thirty patients were hospitalized with the virus county-wide, with 27% of them being treated in intensive care units, the agency said in a written statement.“There continues to be widespread COVID-19 transmission in L.A. County,” the county statement said. It is important that everyone follow the safety measures that minimize COVID-19 transmission and save lives, including avoiding gatherings with people not from your household.”State public health officials reported 3,590 new coronavirus infections and 987 additional fatalities on Friday, bringing the state’s totals to 817,277 cases of COVID-19 and 15,986 deaths since the start of the pandemic.The statewide average positivity rates over the previous week, as well as over the previous two weeks, were both at 2.8%, the California Department of Public Health said in a written statement.As of Friday, L.A. County accounted for 33% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 41% of the state’s fatalities. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Herbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere’s What Experts Say Women Want In A ManHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Business News Community News Pasadena Nail Salons Permitted to Reopen at 25% Capacity Public Health Officials Urge “Alternative” Halloween Celebrations in Lieu of Trick-or-Treating By BRIAN DAY Published on Friday, October 2, 2020 | 3:54 pmcenter_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Press release: Response to the Big Brother Watch report

first_imgI welcome the publication of the Big Brother Watch report as in my view it adds value to a much needed debate on a matter of growing public interest, the public interest which demands clear legislation, transparency in governance and approach and a coherent and effective regulatory framework in which they can derive confidence whenever and wherever their civil liberties are at risk from the state. I shall consider the report carefully.The effective regulation of use of face identification technology (commonly referred to as Automated Face Recognition or AFR) by the police is a priority of the National Surveillance Camera Strategy and a matter which I have been addressing as a priority for some time now, engaging with the National Police Chief’s Council, the Home Office, fellow regulators and Ministers alike.The police have to abide by the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice which I regulate under the terms of Section 33(1) Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. Those familiar with the content of the code will know that it is explicit in that face identification technologies used by the police in England and Wales will be regulated by it. That is not to say that I consider existing or indeed anticipated legislation as being wholly sufficient in these matters. I do not. My fellow regulators, the Biometrics Commissioner and in recent times the Information Commissioner have added welcome contributions to the debate.I do think that the police are genuinely doing their best with AFR and to work within the current and anticipated legal regulatory framework governing overt surveillance. That framework is far less robust than that which governs covert surveillance, yet arguably the evolving technological capabilities of overt surveillance is the equal in terms of intrusion, to that which is conducted covertly. It is inescapable that AFR capabilities can be an aid to public safety particularly from terrorist threats in crowded or highly populated places. Andrew Parker, the DG of the Security Service rather eloquently set out the threat context to our society only recently. It is understandable that there is an appetite within law enforcement agencies to exploit face identification capabilities, an appetite which is doubtlessly borne out of a duty and determination to keep us safe. This technology already exist in society for our convenience and therefore it is arguable that the public will have something of an expectation that those technologies are so used by agents of the state to keep us safe from serious threats, but only in justifiable circumstances where their use is lawful, ethical, proportionate and transparent.In the context of safety, the public also need to be safe from unlawful, disproportionate and illegitimate state intrusion, and they must have confidence that those technologies have integrity. In my view, the challenge is arriving at a balance and for that to happen there need to be a clear framework of legitimacy and transparency which guides the state, holds it to account and delivers confidence and security amongst the public. I have yet to have confidence that government has a satisfactory approach to the issue in delivering a framework upon which the police and others can rely and upon and which the public can have confidence, but I do believe that we are on a journey to that destination and a journey is fuelled by constructive and challenging debate.The commissioner is available for media interview and contactable at [email protected]last_img read more

Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal & Man City vs Liverpool

first_imgAdvertisement Liverpool have already secured the Premier League title ahead of their trip to Man City (AFP via Getty Images)I will enjoy seeing City giving Liverpool a guard of honour, that will be fun to watch! Both teams have only pride to play for, there will be no fans there so the guard of honour will be less painful. There will be a lot of pride involved in this game, City will be desperate to win and the players will still believe they are better than Liverpool, footballers have big egos. I think it will be a great game to watch. I want to see goals, I think maybe a score draw. Prediction: 2-2.Betfair Exchange: Man City 5/4, Liverpool 9/4, Draw 11/4For more from Betfair ambassador Dimitar Berbatov head to www.betting.betfair/berbatovFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Dimitar Berbatov reveals his latest Premier League predictions (Pictures: REX/METRO.CO.UK)Liverpool’s first game as newly crowned Premier League champions is against their closest title rivals as Jurgen Klopp’s side face Manchester City on Thursday evening.Elsewhere, the race for a top-four finish is hotting up as Manchester United look to close the gap on Chelsea and Leicester City with a win against Brighton on Tuesday evening.Meanwhile, Arsenal are hoping to build their form with a positive result at home to Norwich City.As always, Betfair ambassador Dimitar Berbatov previews the action for Metro.co.uk…ADVERTISEMENTBRIGHTON VS MANCHESTER UNITED Anthony Martial scored a hat-trick in Manchester United’s latest Premier League win (Getty Images)United have more class and talent, and after their performance against Sheffield United, confidence will be very high amongst the squad. Man United are chasing both a top four spot and the FA Cup, so they can still have a good season. I think United will win here. It would be foolish to underestimate Brighton who are very solid, but United should have enough quality to win. Prediction: 1-3.AdvertisementAdvertisementBetfair Exchange: Brighton 9/2, Man Utd- 4/5, Draw- 11/4 ARSENAL VS NORWICH CITYIf Arsenal can’t beat Norwich here, I really don’t know where they are going. Arsenal’s defence is weak, but their goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, has made a good impression on me. He can play from the back and will give Bernd Leno something to think about when he returns from injury. If they don’t win this, Arsenal can pack their bags and go to the beach for the summer. Prediction: 2-0.Betfair Exchange: Arsenal 1/2, Norwich City 6/1, Draw 4/1BOURNEMOUTH VS NEWCASTLE UNITEDThis game isn’t very interesting, I don’t think we will see much quality here. Bournemouth played okay against Wolves who are in good form, and Newcastle were not great in a draw against Aston Villa and struggled against City. Bournemouth need points to be safe, I think this will probably be a draw. Prediction: 0-0.Betfair Exchange: Bournemouth 11/8, Newcastle United- 5/2, Draw 9/4 EVERTON VS LEICESTER CITYI really like Carlo Ancelotti a lot, I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like him. My friends who were under him said he’s a great guy, a great leader, a good speaker, and he knows when to enjoy life and the game, but he also knows when to be serious. He strikes me as a good man just from his face! Every manager is different in front of cameras than they are in private, I just like him and how successful he has been in the game. Everton want to be a big team and to be near the top four, they can win this against a Leicester side who have been disappointing since the return. Prediction: 2-1.Betfair Exchange: Everton 7/4, Leicester City 15/8, Draw 5/2WEST HAM VS CHELSEA Dimitar BerbatovTuesday 30 Jun 2020 3:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Comment Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal & Man City vs Liverpool Christian Pulisic has been in excellent form for Chelsea (Getty Images)Oh man, what to do with West Ham, it’s always the same story! They have everything to be successful, but then you watch them and want to poke your eyes out. It would be a disaster for them to go down again with their history, their stadium, their academy, but Chelsea can’t afford to lose. I don’t want to say it, because it will stop United getting top four, but Chelsea are in great form and they won’t want to give United any hope. Prediction: 1-3.Betfair Exchange: West Ham 9/2, Chelsea 4/6, Draw 10/3 SHEFFIELD UNITED VS TOTTENHAMSheffield are playing really poor at the moment, they aren’t playing great football at all right now. The performance against United will not be good for confidence at all, and then losing against Arsenal so late at the weekend will be a real kick for them. They don’t have too much to play for right now, although saying that they will still be pushing for a European place. It’s a good chance for Spurs to build some momentum, which they need if they are hoping to play European football next season, and I think they can win this. Prediction: 0-2.AdvertisementAdvertisementBetfair Exchange: Sheffield United 3/1, Tottenham 11/10, Draw 5/2 MAN CITY VS LIVERPOOLlast_img read more