County Allows In-Store Retail Sales, Church Services, to Resume With Restrictions Wednesday

first_img Community News The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to seek state approval to authorize the reopening of more businesses — such as dine-in restaurants and hair salons — though the county’s health officer may add additional restrictions on such operations.Meanwhile, the county also announced a revised health order Tuesday that further loosens other coronavirus restrictions, including allowing the resumption of in-store retail shopping.As of Tuesday, Los Angeles was one of just 11 of California’s 58 counties not to have received a “regional variance” from the state. The variances allow counties that meet certain coronavirus health criteria to move deeper into California’s four-stage “roadmap” that guides the reopening of different business sectors.The county — and most of the state — is in Stage 2 of that roadmap, although the state is slowly moving into Stage 3, with Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday authorizing the reopening of barbershops and hair salons and earlier clearing the way for churches and other houses of worship to restart in-person services.After hearing from the public Tuesday morning and going into a closed- door session to talk to county counsel and discuss the matter further, the Board of Supervisors announced it will apply Wednesday for a state variance.Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn had co-authored a motion recommending that a variance for the whole county be sought immediately after certain state criteria have been met. However, the motion seemed to indicate that the move would take some time, as it also proposed asking the county’s health officer to work with state officials to obtain variances that would allow select cities to relax health regulations earlier than the county as a whole.During the board’s closed-session meeting, however, the motion was amended, and the board voted to apply for the variance right away.“Los Angeles County has dedicated critical resources to meet the benchmark criteria to support our efforts to reopen, including ensuring adequate hospital capacity, increasing access and availability of testing and contact tracing, and implementing protections for vulnerable populations,” Barger said in a statement following the meeting. “Regional data shows we have flattened the curve, indicating our readiness to move forward in phased recovery. This will put Los Angeles County on a level playing field with surrounding counties, which have already been granted variances.”Meanwhile, Barger said in-person shopping at retail establishments — as opposed to only curbside pickup — and in-person services at churches and other houses of worship will resume immediately in the county, with required physical distancing and other health mandates. But the county will await state approval of the variance before allowing in-restaurant dining and personal care businesses like salons and barbershops to reopen.Under the revised county health order, flea markets, swap meets and drive-in movie theaters may also resume operations. Community pools in apartment complexes or shared as part of a homeowners association are also free to reopen.Public protests will be permitted with a maximum of 100 attendees in an area large enough to accommodate four times the number of people present.Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti quickly followed suit Tuesday evening, announcing the resumption of in-store retail shopping in the city, effective Wednesday. But he said business owners should not feel obligated to reopen right away if they are uncomfortable doing so.“I’m committed to getting these businesses up and running safely, and just because you can open doesn’t mean you have to open,” the mayor said.The county board’s vote came after officials representing municipalities from the South Bay to the Ventura County border urged supervisors to allow retail businesses in certain cities to reopen faster, arguing that they face a lower risk than the county as a whole.Los Angeles County has been held back from seeking a variance thanks to its position as a coronavirus hot spot, being home to roughly half of all the state’s cases and deaths from COVID-19.Barger supported the idea of letting individual cities open more quickly, and tried to persuade her colleagues to allow cities to tailor reopenings to specific circumstances in each jurisdiction.“This virus has impacted each of our communities differently,” Barger said. “Many of the communities have matched the state’s Department of Public Health thresholds.”Supervisor Sheila Kuehl disagreed, saying it would “fracture” the county and create racial inequities, since cities with large minority populations likely wouldn’t be able to open as fast as others.“(It) creates an ungovernable patchwork quilt,” she said.Gov. Gavin Newsom said earlier Tuesday that the state was open to the idea of allowing some parts of Los Angeles County to reopen faster than others. He noted “geographic disparities and the spread of the virus being disparate among different regions within” Los Angeles County.He also told reporters, “We look forward to working with (L.A. County officials) more substantively and specifically about areas that they would recommend.”Although the board’s vote to seek a countywide variance seemed to render the city-by-city discussion temporarily moot, it could still return as an issue. There is no guarantee the state will grant the variance, or how quickly that decision will be made. It also remained unclear if the county intends to apply the reopening rules uniformly across all 88 cities and the unincorporated areas.Barger argued during the meeting that the economic shutdown was disproportionately hurting minority communities and low-wage workers, many of whom work in cities that could meet state criteria.“Every county around us has reopened and is moving in a direction that, quite frankly, if we do not begin listen to our constituency and listen to what is going on in this county, we are going to have more jobs lost,” Barger said.Many residents, business owners and officials spoke out on behalf of Westlake Village, which borders Ventura County. Ventura County was granted a variance May 20 allowing retail businesses to reopen.Westlake Village Councilman Ned Davis pointed to the lopsided consequences for retailers.“Our city is faced with businesses on one side of the street located in Ventura County reopening while similar businesses on the opposite side of the street located in Los Angeles County must remain closed. The city of Westlake Village meets all the necessary metrics to qualify for the variance,” Davis told the board.Rik Bright of Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village told the board that “the statistics and the data show that our area is safe.”Bright and others assured the supervisors that they would abide by all city, county and state safety guidelines, with one business owner saying, “We are prepared to open going above and beyond the safety requirements.”Westlake Village has a total of six confirmed cases, no deaths and no recent cases, according to the speakers and public health records.Others pointed out that the region has already suffered economically as a result of the 2018 Woolsey Fire.El Segundo Mayor Drew Boyles also asked that his city be allowed to open under accelerated state guidelines — eliminating curbside-only restrictions for retailers — even as the county as whole is under Stage 2.“We should be allowed to forge ahead,” Boyles told the board on the teleconference, promising that shoppers could be kept safe.El Segundo had 32 total positive coronavirus cases, only two of which are active, according to Boyles. The city’s population totals roughly 16,610, according to the latest Census Bureau estimates.Torrance Mayor Patrick Furey also asked for the freedom to move faster than Los Angeles and other cities countywide, saying local officials are better positioned than Sacramento to make the best decisions for local residents. 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DUP says Northern Ireland must leave EU

first_img By News Highland – December 4, 2017 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter WhatsApp The DUP says Northern Ireland must leave the EU on the same terms as the rest of the UK.It comes as a deal is close to finalisation that could see a hard border avoided by ensuring no change of key laws between the EU and post-Brexit Britain.But the DUP’s Arlene Foster says there can’t be any regulatory divergence between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DUP says Northern Ireland must leave EU Google+center_img Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleCar seized in LetterkennyNext articleDemand for cancer counselling services in Donegal increases News Highland last_img read more

London’s tough sales market squeezes Foxtons revenues

first_imgTough conditions in the London market have driven down sales revenues at Foxtons by over a third during the past three months, its latest trading update has revealed.Total revenues at the company for the third quarter of this year were £37.5 million, down by 13.7% from £43.5 million during the same period last year. It’s total for the first nine months of the year is also down, from £114.5 million to £106.3 million.Such a weak performance is largely down to it sales division, where revenues were down by nearly 34% to £12.2 million, while revenues from its lettings operations rose, but only by £200,000 to £22.8 million.CEO Nic Budden (pictured, left), who will earn £550,000 this year before bonuses and share incentives, said: “The long term fundamentals of the London property market remain very attractive and represent a huge opportunity for growth with nearly £3bn in total sales and lettings commissions on 2015 volumes.“We have built Foxtons to withstand sales market cycles with our lettings revenue comprising over half the business. We are pleased with the response we have seen to the strategic initiatives which we have implemented to grow our lettings business, and also the successful launch of the new MyFoxtons portal.”The company’s two key strategies at the moment are to open more branches in outer London and lead with technology.Outer London branch openings this year have included Loughton, Sutton, New Malden and Peckham while closer in, new sites have included Vauxhall, Maida Vale and Fulham.On the technology front the company recently launched a virtual reality system for property viewings and has been investing heavily in its MyFoxtons online portal for both sales and lettings customers.   nic Budden Foxtons London foxtons revenues October 19, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » London’s tough sales market squeezes Foxtons revenues previous nextAgencies & PeopleLondon’s tough sales market squeezes Foxtons revenuesDwindling transactions in the capital help cut sales peformance by a thirdNigel Lewis19th October 20160592 Viewslast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Welcomes Jennifer Hartswick, James Casey For Whitesnake, Peter Gabriel Covers In Dallas [Full Audio/Video]

first_imgOn Saturday night, following two webcast shows in New Orleans, LA and Austin, TX earlier this weekend, Umphrey’s McGee closed out their summer touring schedule with a performance at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX.The tour-closing performance saw Umphrey’s welcome some special guests to close out their first set of the night. First, the band welcomed the multi-talented Jennifer Hartswick to sing lead on Whitesnake‘s “Still of the Night”, marking Umphrey’s McGee’s first-ever rendition of the 80’s hair metal classic. From there, Hartswick grabbed her trumpet and remained onstage as the band welcomed her Trey Anastasio Band horn section cohort, saxophonist James Casey, as well to add a two-piece brass section to a cover of Peter Gabriel‘s “Sledgehammer”. Watch a fan-shot clip of Hartswick singing “Still of the Night” below:Umphrey’s McGee w/ Jennifer Hartswick – “Still of the Night” [Whitesnake cover] You can listen to a full audience audio recording of Umphrey’s McGee’s 2018 summer tour closer in Dallas below:Umphrey’s McGee – 9/1/18 – Dallas, TX – Full Audio[Audio: Taped & Transferred by Don Olker; Uploaded by user Taper_Friendly]After a relatively brief hiatus from the road, Umphrey’s McGee will begin their upcoming 2018 fall tour on Thursday, October 4th at CrossroadsKC in Kansas City, MO. To check out a full list of Umphrey’s McGee’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | House of Blues | Dallas, TX | 9/1/18Set I: Looks, Higgins, The Triple Wide, Stinko’s Ascension, Triangle Tear, Still of the Night^, Sledgehammer*Set II: Nothing Too Fancy > Wife Soup, Resolution, Speak Up, In The Kitchen, Nothing Too Fancy, The Silent TypeEncore: Much ObligedNotes: ^with Jennifer Hartswick on Vocals; *with Jennifer Hartswick on trumpet and James Casey on saxophone[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Randy Salser – Creating momentum (#92)

first_imgThank you for tuning in to episode 92 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host, Randy Smith, co-founder of This episode is brought to you by our friends at PSCU. As the nation’s premier payments CUSO, PSCU proudly supports the success of more than 1,500 credit unions.My guest today is Randy Salser, the President of NAFCU Services Corporation. Listen as we talk about credit unions, leadership lessons learned, and life. Randy shares some great stuff on remote work, keeping teams connected, moving fast, and failing fast. Randy discusses how his team at NAFCU Services is holding up during this pandemic, how he has grown as a leader while leading through a global health crisis, and the changes he has seen credit unions makeover the last six months. They are having success with virtual conferences, but he is ready for in-person conferences to resume human interaction.In the leadership and life hacks section, we learn what inspired Randy to take the position at NAFCU Services and how the inspiration has changed over the years. Momentum is something his team has heard him say often, and Randy shares that he always could make hard decisions; he thinks he does it better now though. When he has a day off, he hangs out with his kids and travels around in their RV to his son’s laCrosse tournaments.We learned that Randy wanted to be a professional football player as a child during the rapid-fire questions, but in high school, that changed to an archeologist. Exercise and reading have become his daily routines, and time has become more important. I think you will enjoy this conversation. Stay well and enjoy!Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, StitcherBooks mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List How to find Randy:Randy Salser, President of NAFCU [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram  Show notes from this episode:A big shout-out to our friends at PSCU, an amazing sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Thank you!Check out all the outstanding work that Randy and his team at NAFCU Services are doing here.Event mentioned: NAFCU Innovation SpotlightShout-out: Daniel WeickenandShout-out: Lisa SchlehuberShout-out: Debra SchwartzShout-out: Pete Hilger and his team at Allied SolutionsShout-out: Dan BergerShout-out: Carrie HuntShout-out: Anthony DemangoneShout-out: Randy’s wife Amy and their childrenShout-out: Jill NowackiAlbum mentioned: Greatest Hits by Lynyrd SkynyrdAlbum mentioned: Straight outta ComptonAlbum mentioned: The ChronicShout-out: John SpenceBook mentioned: Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. GwynneBook mentioned: Awesomely Simple by John SpencePrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Pete Hilger, Dan Berger, Carrie Hunt, John Spence, Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18, 37, 64 & 82) This Episode:[01:56] – Welcome to the show, Randy![02:10] – Randy shares how everyone is holding up at NAFCU Services.[03:35] – How have you grown as a leader with the pandemic?[05:22] – Randy discusses the changes he has seen over the last few months.[07:42] – Randy hopes that in-person conferences will continue soon, but for now, they still have them virtually, but in the future, they may become hybrid.[10:42] – They speak about staying in touch with the new technology when there are no trade shows to go to.[12:26] – What will you be the proudest of your team’s accomplishments in the next year?[13:34] – Randy shares what inspired him to take the position at NAFCU Services.[15:03] – Listen as Randy speaks about how the inspiration has changed over the last seven years.[16:00] – Randy says that momentum is something his team has heard him say over and over.[16:41] – Have you always had the ability to make hard decisions?[17:42] – Not listening to your team is a mistake he made and believes that today’s young leaders.[18:39] – A common myth that Randy wants to debunk is work smarter, not harder.[19:27] – Fail fast and move on is something they taught him early in his career.[20:35] – How have mentors and advice overall been beneficial in your career?[22:12] – Randy discusses what he likes to do to recharge when he has a day off.[23:55] – Randy was a jock in high school, and he got into fights a lot.[24:35] – When he was young, he wanted to be a professional football player, but he wanted to be an archeologist when he got into high school.[25:31] – Since the pandemic, exercise and reading have been his daily routine.[27:05] – What is the best album of all time?[28:26] – Is there a book you think everyone should read?[29:41] – Time has become more important, and negative energy has become less important.[30:31] – When you hear the word success, which is the first person to come to mind?[31:04] – Randy shares some final thoughts for the listeners.[31:43] – Thank you so much for being on the show! This is placeholder text This post is currently collecting data…center_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Detailslast_img read more

NLCS: Dodgers vs. Cubs live updates from Game 4

first_imgRelated Articles Missing MB woman contacts family 3 killed, 3 injured in Catalina crash Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error MARITIME MYSTERY Trial set for suspects in Starbucks robbery The Los Angeles Dodgers have a 3-0 lead in the National League Championship Series on the road tonight against the Chicago Cubs. A victory puts them in their first World Series since 1988.If you are unable to watch Game 4 or looking for some more insight or conversation on the Los Angeles Dodgers follow along below with updates from our reporters at the game.NLCS Game 4 in-progress box scorelast_img