Glendale Adventist tower touted for touches, technology

first_imgGLENDALE — Every nook and cranny of Glendale Adventist Medical Center’s new $108 million patient tower appeared designed for comfort and posterity. Take the ceilings — the tower’s designers have done away with typical recessed fluorescent lights and mounted them instead along the walls, and with good reason. “If you’re on a gurney, what do you see? You see a ceiling,” said Warren Tetz, the hospital’s chief operating officer, during a recent tour of the 190,000-square-foot, nine-story West Tower. “And if you go down and you’re being pushed down a gurney, you’re looking at lights. I don’t know about you but I don’t like looking directly into light sources.” It’s these little touches, coupled with state-of-the-art technology, that hospital officials hope will elevate Glendale Adventist as a regional destination for medical care, built around the themes of “access, growth and family,” Tetz said. “The demand for health care is going to rise rapidly,” he said. “That’s why the growth and the access are important. And family care is especially important in Glendale. … The more the family is involved, the better the ultimate care for the patient.” With the city’s median age rising, more residents are expected to seek medical care at the 457-bed hospital when the tower opens this summer. Glendale’s population is projected to increase to about 221,800 by 2030 from about 205,000 now, according to the Southern California Association of Governments. Meanwhile, the number of residents age 60 and older is expected to increase 20 percent in the next five years. That group currently makes up 70 percent of patients requiring hospital stays, Tetz said. “With these numbers, it doesn’t take long to fill up a 60-bed tower,” he said. Seven stories of the tower will be dedicated to patient care, including a new Emergency Department, cardiac catheterization labs, six new operating rooms and 60 hospital beds. Most of the patient rooms are private and feature pull-out beds for visitors, Internet access and large windows overlooking the 134 Freeway and the city below. The tower also features expanded outpatient imaging and laboratory and cardiac testing areas. “We can get patients in and out quickly without having to work around the normal milieu of the hospital,” Tetz said. The tower is the first phase of a three-part hospital expansion. Phase two includes an inpatient radiology department and an access road through the hospital complex. Two buildings now used as offices — one from 1955 and another from 1974 — will be demolished. The third phase, which has yet to be funded, involves building a second patient tower. “We are very fortunate to have a hospital like Glendale Adventist in our community,” said Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian, whose father served as a staff orthopedic surgeon there. “We’re even more honored and blessed to have them commit millions of dollars to expand and to build their new tower. … It gives us a certain level of prestige among the neighboring communities.” — Eugene Tong, (818) 546-3304eugene.tong@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Bay Area country act connects with 49ers for ‘Hail Mary’ at Levi’s

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device.It took moving some 2,200 miles away from home for two promising Midpeninsula musicians — Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels  — to finally meet.“We grew up three miles apart from each other and never met until we were both in Nashville,” Haley says. “I am from Los Altos and Ryan is from Palo Alto.”That shared geography translated to them having no shortage of topics to talk about when their paths finally did cross in …last_img read more

Kader Asmal remembered

first_img1 July 2011 The late Kader Asmal, South African liberation struggle veteran, human rights activist, academic and politician, was “a great African patriot who devoted his life to the fight against human oppression,” Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said at a memorial service on Thursday. “The agony that enveloped our country immediately after Professor Kader Asmal’s demise told of a grief-stricken nation,” Motlanthe said during a moving memorial service at City Hall in Cape Town. He said that Asmal had embraced a vision “that said a better human society based on human rights, equality, respect and celebration of our common humanity is possible and indeed desirable.” The Deputy President described the late African National Congress (ANC) veteran as an “an erudite professor” and an “organic intellectual in the truest sense of the word.” “His outlook was grounded in concrete, daily realities of the people he led,” he said. To Asmal’s wife, Louise, Motlanthe said: “We know you have not only lost a husband but also, you have lost a companion, a fried and a comrade.” During the ceremony, many people ranging from family, friends and comrades to politicians and academics gave testimonies on how they knew Asmal. Many described him as a “brilliant professor” and a “maverick of all sorts”, as well as a man with a sense of humour who also loved things like whisky and cricket. Poems and songs were performed in his honour as speaker after speaker quoted some of the poems which the late Cabinet minister loved. His Irish close friend of 47 years, Garry Kilgallen, said that he had met Asmal in 1964 in Ireland when he formed the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement. He said that Asmal’s work in both Ireland and South Africa had left “living footprints on the sands of time.” He said that back home, people loved Asmal as he was loved in this country. He described him as a great source of advice as well as a great human rights activist, patriot and “a fighter for liberty.” Louise Asmal thanked everyone for the support she had received during this time of pain and urged the government to carry on with the work of uplifting the poor. Her speech received a standing ovation. Grandchildren Zoe and Oisin said that they would remember their grandpa as a man who was involved in their lives. They said he used to take them to school, walk them to the shops as well as mentoring them to be well cultured beings. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

After Effects Fundamentals Lesson 4: Editing & Animating Text

first_imgLearn how to animate text in lesson 4 of our After Effects Fundamentals course.We’ve arrived at lesson 4 of our 10 part Fundamentals of After Effects series. Up to this point we’ve learned about the After Effects interface, basic expressions, and keying. In this lesson we share some tricks for working with text in Adobe After Effects.Learning how to animate and work with text is an essential skill for every motion graphic designer to know. Unlike still designs made in Illustrator or Photoshop, text in After Effects requires a designer to take into consideration the length at which the viewer will be reading the text. This makes it more complicated but also more dynamic . This After Effects video tutorial covers:Text layersThe character windowStylizing textKey-framing source textWorking with path optionsAnimating textIf you are still feeling inspired after watching this tutorial check out some of the other awesome text based tutorials on the PremiumBeat blog like 3D corner text and how to create animated hipster logos.Best viewed full screen:We will post new lessons every Monday for the next 6 weeks. Check the Premiumbeat blog for future lessons. And while you’re there you can watch more After Effects tutorials, read the latest filmmaking news and pick up some post-production tricks!What did you think of this lesson? Have any questions? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

India beat New Zealand by 5 wickets, take 4-0 lead

first_imgYusuf Pathan hits a six during his 96-ball knock of 123. Photo by PTIYusuf Pathan scored a quick-fire century and claimed three Kiwi scalps to lead India to an impressive five-wicket victory during the fourth ODI at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday.Batting at his usual pace, Pathan struck left, right and centre as the New Zealanders desperately tried for options. But, the option never came by as he went on to score an unbeaten 123 in an explosive batting show, which saw him hit as many as seven over-the-fence shots and an equal number of fours.Yusuf Pathan raises his bat after his half-century as Saurabh Tiwary looks on. Photo by APComing in after Andy McKay and Nathan McCullum had delivered double blows and the score was a poor 108/4, he changed the face of the game, which was gradually shifting towards New Zealand.McKay had dispatched Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli in the 10th over, while McCullum had dismissed Yuvraj Singh in the 18th and followed it up with Parthiv Patel’s wicket in 20th over. Patel put 53 on board.But, Pathan had other plans. He formed a partnership with Rohit Sharma and after his dismissal got involved in another partnership with young Saurabh Tiwary by his side. Together, the duo put on 133 runs for the sixth wicket to end the day on 321/5. Tiwary scored a fine 37.James Franklin raises his bat after an unbeaten 98. Photo by APEarlier after being put to bat, Kiwi James Franklin hit 22 runs in the last over amassing an unbeaten 98 to help the visitors put up an impressive 315/7 in their quota of 50 overs against an Indian attack that went wrong towards the end.In keeping with India skipper Gautam Gambhir’s plans of early inroads under overcast conditions, Ashish Nehra claimed opener Martin Guptil (30) and Jamie How (4) in quick succession. But, his efforts came a cropper when Franklin scored 22 off his last over.advertisementPathan claimed important wickets of Scott Styris (46), skipper Daniel Vettori (17). Later he increased his victims list by adding Kyle Mills’s name in it.R Ashwin claimed two wickets on the day getting rid of danger-man Brendon McCullum (42) in the 14th over with Rohit Sharma performing the final rites at the short mid-wicket region and then dispatching Ross Taylor on 44.With this win India will be aiming for a series whitewash in the final ODI in Chennai on Friday.NUMBERS GAME6 Number of years taken by Parthiv Patel to make his comeback. He last represented India against Sri Lanka in Colombo on July 27, 2004.3/ 49 Are the best bowling figures of Yusuf Pathan in his 41st match. His previous best was 3/ 56 against West Indies in Kingston on June 26, 2009.98 * Is the highest score of James Fraklin in his 77th match. His previous best was 72 not out also against India in the previous match. Overall, it was his second half century.315/ 7 Is the highest score of New Zealand at this venue.Their previous best was 236/ 8 in 50 overs also against India on October 14, 1987.Compiled by Manoj Kumarlast_img read more

Transport Minister Makes Proposals to Adjust Rules

first_img At IGL Blue’s Health, Safety and Environment Road Safety Incentive Awards Ceremony, held on the grounds of the gas manufacturing company’s Spanish Town Road location on Wednesday (June 13), Mr. Montague said since he was appointed the Minister in March, he has been working on these new proposals. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, has made proposals to adjust the rules for public passenger vehicle operators, with the objective of reducing road crashes, safeguarding the lives of Jamaicans and accommodating drivers who want to design their own routes. “Another area of concern since I’ve become Minister is our public transportation industry, and I have made some proposals to treat with those who participate in that industry. The proposals we have made are not cast in stone, but we have made some proposals because the public transportation system… cannot continue to operate the way it is,” Mr. Montague said. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, has made proposals to adjust the rules for public passenger vehicle operators, with the objective of reducing road crashes, safeguarding the lives of Jamaicans and accommodating drivers who want to design their own routes.At IGL Blue’s Health, Safety and Environment Road Safety Incentive Awards Ceremony, held on the grounds of the gas manufacturing company’s Spanish Town Road location on Wednesday (June 13), Mr. Montague said since he was appointed the Minister in March, he has been working on these new proposals.“Another area of concern since I’ve become Minister is our public transportation industry, and I have made some proposals to treat with those who participate in that industry. The proposals we have made are not cast in stone, but we have made some proposals because the public transportation system… cannot continue to operate the way it is,” Mr. Montague said.“One of my proposals is having a GPS tracker on a public passenger vehicle that is on at all times. That is to ensure that the Transport Authority knows where a taxi is at all times, so that when a taxi driver is accused of committing a crime, we at least know where the car was, [as] the taxi driver is not always at fault,” he said.Mr. Montague said he also proposes for operators of public passenger vehicles to create their own routes, as this will allow rural-area taxi operators to be able to register with the Traffic Authority of Jamaica, given that many of their routes are not on record.The Minister said feedback and suggestions from Jamaicans are welcome on the proposals he has made.“If we agree that the system cannot continue the way it is, and you don’t like my proposals, fine, but you also have a duty as a Jamaican, to put some alternatives on the table. Let us come up with the best set of proposals to treat with the industry,” he said.In addition to the proposals, Mr. Montague said the Ministry is looking at placing machines at the Island Traffic Authority locations that will issue fitness certificates.“We have moved to include more technology in the Island Traffic [Authority], because a lot of persons will note that they are now getting a printed fitness certificate. It’s no longer being handwritten, and the next stage we are moving to, is to have a spot at the depots, geolocated and geofenced, that if your vehicle is not parked in that spot, and the reader doesn’t read your vehicle and the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the vehicle, the machine will not produce a fitness certificate,” he said.He noted that for far too long, vehicles are being certified with fitness certificate, but they are not brought to the depot for tests, and this can result in road crashes and the loss of lives. Story Highlightslast_img read more