Community News RN Sues Huntington Hospital, Alleging Age Discrimination CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Friday, April 30, 2021 | 5:43 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena A registered nurse who formerly worked at Huntington Hospital is suing the Pasadena medical center, alleging she was the victim of age discrimination when she was stripped of her job in 2019 at age 60 despite being told by the new CEO she would be rehired.Lynda Browning’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges wrongful termination, age discrimination, retaliation and failure to prevent discrimination and retaliation. Browning seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages in the suit filed Thursday against the hospital and its parent company, Huntington Health Physicians.A hospital representative did not immediately reply to a request for comment.Browning, now 62, was hired at the hospital in the pediatrics department in January 1995, and her duties included triaging patients, assessing their needs, administering medications and advising people on home care for their children, according to her court papers. Browning also was a certified lactation educator and provided consultations to new mothers to help them with breastfeeding.From 2015-18, Huntington Hospital rated Browning’s technical and professional knowledge as “exceptional” and entrusted her to train new RNs, according to the plaintiff.The hospital’s human resources department notified Browning in April 2019 that her nursing license had expired, which surprised her because she had already submitted the appropriate fees and proof of her 30 hours of continuing education to renew her license, according to the lawsuit.Browning was placed off work for two weeks, but renewed her license in half that time, the suit states. However, the hospital’s new CEO, Dr. Timothy S. Albert, told her in May 2019 that she should resign so that she could then be rehired, according to her court papers.“Relying on this representation … Browning immediately submitted a handwritten resignation letter,” the suit states.Browning reapplied about six weeks later, but she was not rehired and her position was filled with a woman about 30 years younger who was not licensed at the time and was paid less money than the plaintiff, according to the lawsuit.Prior to Browning’s resignation and continuing to the present, the hospital has been replacing RNs with licensed-vocational nurses who require more supervision and cannot perform as many duties as an RN, and are typically younger and paid less, according to the suit.When Browning applied online for open nursing positions at the hospital, her applications were blocked based on her social security number, the suit states. She says she was eventually able to submit her application and resume for an open job in April 2020 but was never contacted. Community News Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News 15 recommended1 commentShareShareTweetSharePin 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe 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 Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News More Cool Stuff Make a comment
Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: A Look Inside Fannie Mae’s Servicer Toolkit Next: The Limits of the ‘FEMA Hold’ Moratorium Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb 2021-03-08 Christina Hughes Babb Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / For Homeowners, ‘Historically Affordable’ MBS Remain Source of Capital Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Ginnie Mae on Tuesday announced that mortgage-backed securities (MBS) remain “historically affordable.” The corporation’s MBS program remains a continually “strong source of capital for America’s homeowners,” it said.Ginnie Mae, the wholly-owned government corporation that “attracts global capital into the housing finance system to support homeownership for veterans and millions of homeowners throughout the country,” it said, reported via press release that its MBS issuance volume was $76.92 billion in February, down from the record $82.6 billion issued in January.According to Ginnie Mae, issuance is fueled by across-the-board demand for government-backed mortgages as consumers increase home refinance and home purchase volume during this period of historically low interest rates.The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has said that “the full faith and credit guarantee of the U.S. Government that Ginnie Mae places on mortgage-backed securities lowers the cost of, and maintains the supply of, mortgage financing for government-backed loans.”Approximately 274,787 homes and apartment units were financed by Ginnie Mae guaranteed MBS in February.“Traditional 30-year mortgage rates have increased in recent weeks, but remain historically affordable,” said Ginnie Mae Acting EVP, Michael Drayne. “Low mortgage rates combined with strong consumer demand for the mortgage programs of our federal insuring and guaranteeing partners continue to drive home purchase and mortgage refinancing, and fuel MBS issuance and investment.”A breakdown of February issuance of $76.92 billion includes $72.21 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $4.71 billion of Ginnie Mae I MBS, which includes $4.61 billion of loans for multifamily housing.Ginnie Mae’s total outstanding principal balance as of February 28 was $2.11 trillion, flat with $2.11 trillion in January, and down slightly from the February 2020 level of $2.14 trillion.The following explains the two types of Ginne Mae MBS:Ginnie Mae I MBS are modified pass-through mortgage-backed securities for which registered holders receive separate principal and interest payments on each of their certificates. Ginnie Mae I securities can include single-family, multifamily, manufactured home, and project construction loans.Ginnie Mae II MBS are modified pass-through mortgage-backed securities for which registered holders receive an aggregate principal and interest payment from a central paying agent. An Issuer may participate in the Ginnie Mae II MBS either by issuing custom, single-Issuer pools or through participation in the issuance of multiple-Issuer pools, which combine loans with similar characteristics.For more information on monthly MBS issuance, UPB balance, REMIC monthly issuance and global market analysis visit Ginnie Mae Disclosure. Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago March 8, 2021 1,033 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago For Homeowners, ‘Historically Affordable’ MBS Remain Source of Capital The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe
By Dialogo March 09, 2010 Members of the militant Basque separatist group ETA trained around 100 guerillas from Colombia’s rebel FARC group in camps in Venezuela, the Spanish daily El Pais reported Sunday. According to the newspaper, ETA fighters gave lessons in advanced explosives techniques in at least six Venezuelan camps between 2003 and 2008. El Pais said the information came from witness statements made by four former FARC members to Spanish police in Bogota last October. The ABC newspaper in Madrid quoted Spanish police reports saying ETA and FARC first made contact in Cuba in 1993 and held two training camps in 2003. ETA members learned how to make and use grenades and surface-to-air missiles while FARC fighters were shown techniques for urban guerilla warfare, particularly how to use mobile phones as remote detonators for bombs, ABC said. Last Monday a Spanish judge charged that ETA and FARC plotted to kill Colombian politicians in Spain, including President Alvaro Uribe, with Venezuelan “governmental cooperation.” This move prompted tension between Madrid and Caracas, and led to the two governments issuing a joint statement stressing their ties in the fight against terrorism.
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Monday is the first day back to school online from home for Palm Beach County students, and it has been plagued with connectivity issues.The county is starting school virtually this year due to the coronavirus, but some students are complaining they can’t log onto the digital portal.PBCSD officials say there was a connectivity issues that lasted six minutes Monday morning and should all be resolved now. It’s unknown how many students the outage affected.If students are still experiencing issues, officials suggest going to classroom.google.com as a work around.Officials released a list of resources for Palm Beach County students and parents including IT help. You can find them here.
CHICAGO – Michigan State was on its way to its second straight and third Big Ten tournament championship in the last four seasons.The Spartans could not miss as they opened up an 11-point lead in the second half over the Badgers.Wisconsin, meanwhile, was heading toward a disappointing end to what could have been a season sweep of conference titles.But it all changed.A 34-12 run by Wisconsin capped a remarkable finish to a game that gave the Badgers a Big Ten tournament championship and a season sweep of conference titles. It was a game that needed five more minutes to determine a champion, with Wisconsin emerging an 80-69 winner over Michigan State in overtime.Jason Chan/The Badger Herald“To go out the way we did and fight back and really take the Big Ten title was awesome,” Big Ten Player of the Year and Big Ten tournament Most Outstanding Player Frank Kaminsky said. “Our fans were great, just awesome environment to play in, and it was just a blast.”Down 57-46 to the Spartans with 7:45 left in the game – the Badgers largest deficit of the season – Wisconsin kept plugging away at the MSU lead and after two key threes from sophomore guard Bronson Koenig, Wisconsin was still hanging around down by eight.Then, Kaminsky drove, threw down a dunk and drew the and-one pulling Wisconsin within seven at 52-59. The momentum was officially in Wisconsin’s favor.Michigan State then turned the ball over, redshirt senior guard Josh Gasser grabbed it, Koenig drove the lane and finished.Wisconsin was down by just five.After another Spartan miss, sophomore forward Nigel Hayes drove, scored and drew another and-one for the Badgers who were now down by just two at 59-57.Jason Chan/The Badger HeraldAnd then Koenig came down and hit a clutch three with 4:16 left in the game to give Wisconsin its first lead since the 15:08 mark of the second half. That largest deficit of the season was suddenly gone.Both teams went back and forth for the rest of the half before Michigan State’s Branden Dawson missed a potential game-winner at the buzzer by mere inches.Wisconsin and Michigan State were going to the first overtime game in Big Ten championship game history and it belonged all to Wisconsin.Michigan State did not score a single point in the extra five minutes while Wisconsin started the overtime period with back-to-back threes from Hayes and Koenig and the Badgers sealed it with free throws to win their first conference championship title since 2008.“Well, we’ve done it before and we’ve been down all tournament,” Dekker said of coming back from a deficit. “So, I guess we just kind of had to ride it out and know that we were going to make a run and we started hitting some shots.”When it was all said and done, Hayes finished with a game-high 25 points with five rebounds, going 3-for-4 from three. Kaminsky added another 19 points with five rebounds and four assists while Koenig dropped 18 points with four threes.Both Kaminsky and Hayes were named to the all-tournament team.Koenig scored 18 of his 19 points in the second half, adding five assists and two rebounds. The sophomore guard took over, proving to himself, his team and the fans at the 17,213 fans at the United Center that no lead is safe against Wisconsin.“I saw all the Michigan State fans and their team cheering and everything – they thought they had us when we were down 11,” Koenig said. “But I just kept telling my teammates that they think they got us but just keep working, never give up and that’s what we did.”Jason Chan/The Badger HeraldMichigan State shot exceptionally well to put Wisconsin on the ropes. The Spartans began the second half 10-for-15 (66.7 percent) shooting 22-for-37 (59.5 percent) as a team.But from there, the Spartans were just 5-for-15 (33.3 percent) and 0-for-6 during overtime.“That shows…what Wisconsin basketball is all about,” Gasser said of shutting out the Spartans in overtime. “People think we’re good offensively, we can get up and down a little bit and we got some people with good talent. But what Wisconsin basketball is all about is toughness and defending.”In the first half, neither team held more than a five-point lead as the score was tied seven times and the lead changed sides five times. Michigan State finished the half on a 10-5 run to take a 32-31 lead at halftime.Wisconsin redshirt senior forward Duje Dukan came off the bench in the first half and scored eight points. He finished the game with 11 points, going 4-for-6 overall and 3-for-5 from three for the game.The Spartans outscored the Badgers in the paint 14-8 and shot 54.5 percent (12-for-22) as a team in the first 20 minutes of play. Wisconsin took more than half (14) of its shots from beyond the arc in the first half, making only five, and was 11-for-26 (42.3 percent) overall from the field. In the second half, Wisconsin went 6-for-10 from three and 2-for-2 in overtime.The win gave Wisconsin a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. It was also the team’s 31st win this season – the most in program history.But while Wisconsin has the regular season Big Ten championship, the Big Ten tournament championship, there’s still plenty more out there for the Badgers to earn and certainly none of it is guaranteed.“It’s nice to have the one seed, but that doesn’t mean that we’re guaranteed a Final Four appearance or anything like that because going off of last year, there was not a one seed in the Final Four and a one seed did not end up winning, so we still have to go out there and leave it on the court,” Hayes said.