LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Teachers and food and agriculture workers will be among an estimated 1.2 million Los Angeles County residents newly-eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday. Vehicles wind their way through the parking lots at Dodger Stadium for COVID-19 vaccinations on Feb. 25, 2021. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images). Also newly-eligible to get vaccinated are childcare workers, law enforcement personnel and emergency services workers. They will join healthcare workers and those over age 65, who have been receiving the vaccine for several weeks now. However, health officials said those workers will have to be patient as vaccine supplies remain limited and staff are being trained to ensure only eligible people receive shots. “Therefore, it will take considerable time to vaccinate these groups, unless vaccine supply significantly increases,” said Dr. Paul Simon, chief science officer for the L.A. County Department of Public Health. “We … [Read more...] about Teachers, Food Workers Now Eligible To Get Vaccinated In LA County
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The United States Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), an agency that monitors U.S. spending in the country, found over $2 billion in wasted taxpayers’ dollars in its latest review, the Afghan news agency Khaama Press reported Monday. SIGAR regularly traces the use of American funding in the country, monitoring facilities and other assets built with American money and judging the projects based on their usefulness to the area in which they were built. SIGAR reports regularly find extensive financial waste in the country, including American expenditures on unusable buildings, entertainment venues, or misuse of funds that have ended up helping opium cultivation. The United States invaded Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, overthrowing the jihadist Taliban regime in response to its harboring of al-Qaeda terrorists. President Joe Biden’s administration announced Monday it would continue the peace talks his … [Read more...] about Watchdog: U.S. Wasted $2 Billion on ‘Unused or Abandoned’ Projects in Afghanistan
The March 17 deadline for the Broncos to make a decision on running back/restricted free agent/hometown favorite Phillip Lindsay is closing in. The projected tender prices are $4.766 million (first round), $3.384 million (second round) and all others ($2.133 million), according to Over The Cap. If a team places a first- or second-round tender on a restricted free agent, a new team must relinquish that selection if the old team doesn’t match the player’s offer sheet. There is no compensation for an undrafted player like Lindsay. So what to do with Lindsay, who started his career with seasons of 1,037 and 1,011 yards, but had only 502 during an injury-plagued 2020? My new working theory … The Broncos offer Lindsay an original round tender (he was undrafted) as an act of respect … and also giving both sides a safety net. This wouldn’t guarantee his return. Knowing they have the tender in their pocket, Lindsay’s camp could survey the NFL for a multi-year contract. If they get … [Read more...] about NFL Journal: Is Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay worth a restricted free-agent tender?
Their leader in interceptions and defensive snaps last year. A former second-round pick. A versatile defensive lineman who can sack quarterbacks and bat down their passes. And two players who were in their second tour with the franchise. New Broncos general manager George Paton, while canvasing the league for upgrades at multiple positions, also has to make decisions on his 10 unrestricted free agents scheduled to hit the open market March 17. Paton has no connection to any of the players so his decision will be based on input from coaches and scouts and his game-tape evaluations. In case Paton needs assistance, here is a rundown of the free agents and whether they should be re-signed or allowed to walk. Jeremiah Attaochu Position: Outside linebacker. Age as of Sept. 1: 28. 2020 season: Von Miller’s early September ankle injury created a chance for Attaochu to start, but his season was interrupted by a Week 3 quad issue that allowed Malik Reed to seize a … [Read more...] about Staying or going: Predicting what Broncos will do with Shelby Harris, their other nine free agents
When the engine in one of Via Mobility’s buses blew up last summer, the Boulder-based transportation service weighed whether to ditch the vehicle or replace the diesel engine. Via did the Boulder kind of thing — it recycled the bus. And it went electric. Now, The Hop, which circulates between downtown Boulder, the Twenty Ninth Street Mall and the University of Colorado campus, is even more noticeable for what it doesn’t do. “It’s quiet. It has no emissions,” said Frank Bruno, VIA CEO. “And it has a great wrap on the back that says it’s Boulder’s first electric bus.” Via Mobility Services, a nonprofit that contracts with the city of Boulder, Regional Transportation District and others to provide a range of services, wants to electrify more of its fleet. Bruno said Via decided to make the No.15 Hop electric after connecting at a conference with Lightning Systems , a Loveland company that designs and manufactures all-electric power trains for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. … [Read more...] about Colorado wants to spark move to electric vehicles in a big way — with buses, trucks, fleets