Local bicycle delivery services roll in Long Beach
Local bicycle delivery services roll into high gear due to COVID-19 pandemic
As most people are at home and choose delivery options on food and everything else, messenger at Maritime Bicycle Courier is working at the front line of the coronavirus pandemic in Long Beach.
Tagquiped and Bud Abilles are both former competitive cyclists, and they launched a local delivery service in 2014, but slowly corporate delivery services drove away their business.
Even after facing hard competition, their business kept on rolling—Maritime Bicycle Courier partners with nearly 30 restaurants and businesses across the city.
"It's very important to us as a Long Beach-based business that we keep our money in Long Beach," said Ryan Hughes, co-owner of The 4th Horseman.
The 4th Horseman is the exclusive partner for Maritime Bicycle Courier for deliveries. Hughes said that during the COVID-19 pandemic, around 70% of orders placed at The 4th Horseman consist of deliveries.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the local delivery services had increased its workforce by 33%.
I'm grateful," Tagquiped said. "It's a weird blessing that the community basically has brought us back up and shown us support."
If you want to support local businesses in Long Beach, visit the Maritime Bicycle Courier website.
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Federal weapons-related warrant suspect wanted
The circumstance started about 4:05 p.m. at the point when police pulled a driver close to the 1800 square of Pacific Avenue. Sgt. Alvino Herrera informed that after at first conversing with the officers, he ran from the officials and blockaded himself in a room, the authorities accept the leased at a close-by inn.
Police set up an edge around the motel and attempted to get the man to give up, yet at the end called the LBPD SWAT group, he said.
A representative on Friday morning said police couldn't discover the man in the inn and police started to clear the scene at about 8:30 p.m.
She said the man was needed on a federal weapons-related warrant.
Long Beach Dub Allstars make a comeback after 19 years
After 19 years of their last release, Long Beach Dub Allstars will realise a self-titled album on May 29. The reggae-rockers fans will get to hear a 10-track record described by the band members as an improved version of the party-loving band formed in 1997 out of the destruction of Sublime after the demise of the band's powerful frontman Bradley Nowell.
The band immediately resumed off as they got from the last known stopping point, playing a blend of rock-reggae tunes with a punk mentality and brazen pride and love for their city that scratched them into the melodic texture of Long Beach.
After recording two collections, "Directly Back," in 1999 and "Marvels of the World," in 2001, the band separated in 2002 however rejoined in 2012 (short Wilson and Gaugh) and proceeded to rep Long Beach on the live stage while one part even proceeded to turn into a regarded municipal pioneer.
The Southern California News Group talked with lead vocalist Ortiz and Goodman about the new collection, Nowell's proceeded with effect on the band and how a reggae rocker wound up running a city.
Goodman revealed that it took 18 months to complete this record and organic reggae record was the target. Ortiz said that the tone was about positivity. Goodman promised economic development and said that they are potentially going to have a $700 million to a billion-dollar development in the city.
City Council considers an initiative to allow more public space for local business to survive and thrive
Robert Garcia, Long Beach Mayor, updates on the city’s status amidst COVID-19 outbreak.
Weather is warm, and people want normal activities to resume. Although it is not impossible to pace up with everyday activities without the orders of the State of California health, authorities are trying to serve to restart community and economy.
Local businesses serve as the backbone of the state’s economy; they are facing difficulties, and they require support. The necessities of the residents and business owners are considered, but there is an issue of space.
The City Council, along with Councilmembers Suzie Price, Roberto Uranga, Jeannine Pearce and Al Austin, will consider the initiative Garcia had put forward- open streets initiative.
This initiative refers to the provision of more public spaces to carry out outdoor activities, transit access and economic activity; besides maintaining a safe distance. This space provision creates more opportunity for people to be outdoors and help support the local business without overcrowding.
Maintaining physical distance will pose a challenge for various businesses, and with more availability of space, the business can thrive. Although the pickup and delivery system is on, it has brought insufficient revenue in case of many economic activities; some restaurants are not set-up for this operation.
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Long beach food program
On Monday , May 18 it was declared, the City of the long beach will provide a free meal to the older adults who are at higher risk of COVID-19. The great plates delivered program, in Partnership with food eateries in the area will provide adults whose age is above 65 or those 60-64 up to three-time meals.
This effort will boost the economy of local Restaurants. The program may begin on May 29 extending through June 10 as stated by federal emergency management agency.
But according to press release state of California plans to request an extension into July. The city will release request of proposals to long beach food providers for food preparation and meal packaging.
Local business gives priority to local jobs and Worker retention provide meals that can't be spoiled and meet nutritional value. The request for proposal period will be opened from May 18, Monday to Thursday, May 21 at 11:00 am.
The press stated the city will select various local food providers according to procurement criteria. The first - in - the - nation " great plates delivered: home meals for seniors.partnership with countries, cities and tribes were announced previous month by governor Newsom. The details on how to apply for meal delivery program will be available to residents.
22-year-old Austin Thai shot, found dead in a vehicle near Central Long Beach
A man was seen dead in a vehicle near Central Long Beach, and the Long Beach police are investigating the shooting that left this man dead.
As reported by Lt. James Richardson, around 12:30 a.m., authorities were called to the region of the Seventeenth Street and Gaviota Avenue, and they found a man sitting inside a vehicle with numerous discharge wounds to his chest area. Officials attempted to save the man, yet when paramedics arrived, they declared he was dead.
A 22-year-old Austin Thai from Gardena was later recognized as the victim.
Richardson informed that the suspect was most recently seen running from the area and investigators don't yet know the intention in the shooting.
Police request that anybody with data on this occurrence should call manslaughter criminologists Gamboa or Hubbard at 562-570-7244. Also, anonymous tips can be put together by calling 800-222-8477 or by visiting www.crimestoppers.org.
New Orleans' progress in the tourism industry amid COVID-19
New Orleans, where most of the people are associated with the tourism industry, faces the trouble of unemployment as it is about to enter phase one of its reopening from the COVID-19 shutdown. The virus has completely ceased the economy, which used to be about $200 million per week, as stated by Mark Romig. As the chief of marketing officer at New Orleans and Company, he points out the world is in a broken state and airlines and cruises being idle, it is impossible to sell New Orleans to the world at the moment.
New Orleans had been heavily dependent on tourism and gossip hospitality post-oil bust in 1980. Romig says it is a negative impact on the individuals and their families as roughly 98,000 local jobs are tied with this industry, and there is a 25% decrease in employment rate in the city and about 14% nationally.
A record-setting 19.75 million people visited, spending $10.5 billion on tourism and entertainment in the past year, the current situation is a major setback for the once-thriving industry.
Mr Vimal Patel, who owns four hotels in Laplace, says there is not enough resource to cover the mortgage of all the properties as the turnover is mostly dependent on tourism.
Romig believes though it is a positive step to reopen the city, with the increasing unemployment, the local tourism might take 3-4 years to recover, and the consequences might last for a long time.
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Omaha hospital may get overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases
The local and state official said on Friday that they are keeping a close eye on the healthcare centers and other medical centers as they worry it may become overwhelmed and workers may get fatigued.
Leaders at Nebraska medicine said that they are dealing with around 70 patients every day on an average.
But as the number of severe cases is increasing, they face some problems showing how delicate the system is.
"It's, you know, critically important to understand that the system is relatively fragile and can still be overwhelmed," said Dr. Mark Rupp, chief of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Division of Infectious Diseases and medical director of infection control and epidemiology.
According to these leaders, the number of patients who require extra and intensive care is increasing day by day.
Douglas County Health Department Director Dr. Adi Pour said the hospitals' high capacity is not directly related to COVID-19 only.
She said that they are looking at the factors which are making up the full percentage.
"We've been dealing with the COVID pandemic for several months in our area and, quite frankly, the folks who are caring for these people in the critical care setting with the most ill patients, are fatigued and we are stressed," he said.
A man got critical injuries in a shooting near the east of Capital Boulevard
A man got seriously injured in a shooting near an apartment complex near the Capital Boulevard on Friday afternoon, said Raleigh Police.
According to the press release by Raleigh police, the police was reported about the incident at around 4:15 p.m. in the 3000 block of Calvary Drive.
The area of shooting is near the west of Capital Boulevard near East Millbrook Road read the press release, and the on arrival police found the man with gunshot wounds.
Police said that the man was taken to WakeMed in a critical condition.
Police did not release any information about the suspect.
Police are investigating the case, and further information about the case will be released later.
Thornton family gets to social media to find Action kidney for their special needs child
As in today's world, social media is among the fastest ways to reach millions of people. This was why family took to this platform for their teenager with special needs battling stage 5 chronic kidney disease and plead public for a kidney donation.
Marwa Rasul graduated in 2020 from the Prairie View High School in Brighton; her graduation was a bittersweet celebration.
Last month, Rasul was rushed to the hospital for blood pressure, but she was diagnosed with stage 5 chronic kidney disease(CKD).
The doctor said that Marwa's kidneys are only working 7%, and her family is scared that the body may reject a new kidney if they wait for too long. According to the National Kidney Foundation, the average wait time for a kidney transplant is three to five years.
Marwa will start getting dialysis done from next week. Doctors had put her on the transplant list, but her parents took to social media to make the procedure quick with free help. The post reads: "O+ KIDNEY DONOR NEEDED" and shares Marwa's story.
Marwa is among the five children in her family and was diagnosed with autism at the age of 1. Her mother said that she has an IQ of a three-year-old, but she is kind and loving.
"We have been through a lot in our lives, a lot of hardship in our lives, but nothing compares to this," Lailuma said.
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Pdte. Maduro denuncia infección intencionada de migrantes venezolanos con Covid-19 desde Colombia - teleSUR TV
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El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, acusó este domingo a su par colombiano Iván Duque promover la infección intencional de migrantes venezolanos que regresan a su país para cambiar la curva de contagio que se había mantenido controlada en este territorio desde el inicio de la pandemia de Covid-19. LEA TAMBIÉN: Venezuela agradece a Irán envío de buques tanques en el marco del bloqueo de EE.UU. El mandatario venezolano, en una reunión ministerial televisada, alertó sobre el aumento de los casos de contagios importados, en especial provenientes de Colombia. Informó que el número de infectados en Venezuela aumentó a 1.121 casos de coronavirus para este 24 de mayo, de los cuales 75 por ciento son casos provenientes del exterior. Maduro resaltó que, de los 843 casos procedentes del extranjero, unos 433 proceden de Colombia, mientras que 95 vienen de Brasil, 49 de Perú, 36 de Ecuador, entre otros países. Este domingo la cifra de personas infectadas con coronavirus fue de 111, la más alta desde que se detectó el primero caso en Venezuela. De este número, 93 casos fueron importados o por contacto internacional, 73 de ellos, proveniente específicamente de Colombia. En tanto, 18 casos fueron de transmisión comunitaria. El mandatario venezolano alertó sobre un nuevo foco de contagio registrado en el Mercado Las Pulgas en el Zulia, estado fronterizo con Colombia. Sobre la situación sanitaria del país, Maduro expresó que existe la cantidad de camas necesarias para los pacientes que necesiten ingreso hospitalario como consecuencia de la Covid-19. Sin embargo, hizo un llamado al pueblo venezolano a cumplir con las medidas de seguridad e higiene necesarias para evitar el virus. Recalcó además que Venezuela ha realizado más de 804.000 pruebas diagnósticos para descartar la Covid-19 en el país, lo que convierte a la nación de América Latina con el mayor número de pruebas por millón de habitantes.