Pacifica yoga studio holds mask-free classes despite state guidelines

PACIFICA, Calif. (KRON) – A Pacifica hot yoga studio is catching heat online because it’s allegedly breaking health guidelines.

The owner of Pacifica Beach Yoga is holding yoga classes without face covering requirements.

The yoga studio held several hot yoga classes on Monday. The owner spoke to KRON4 over the phone and he confirms that no masks are worn during his classes despite state and county guidelines.

Pacifica Beach Yoga in Pacifica posted on social media advertising hot yoga classes on Monday, including hashtags ‘mask free,’ ‘fear-free,’ ‘virus-free,’ ‘coward free,’ and ‘Trump 2020,’ among others. 

While the owner’s known for adding his political views on his business page, that’s not the issue. 

The issue residents and leaders have is that the owner’s mask-shaming and breaking state health requirements.

“Blatant disregard of the rules or warrants and it saddens me to know that someone because of their political beliefs may be

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State Street and SimCorp form business partnership


State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) and investment management solutions and service provider, SimCorp (OMXC25: SIM), today announced their intent to form a business partnership to provide a premier, fully integrated, front-to-back investment outsourcing solution for insurance firms in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

EMEA-based insurance companies will have access to SimCorp Dimension’s cloud-based, multi-asset class capabilities, advanced accounting functionality and managed services, together with State Street’s leading data management, middle office and custody services on the State Street AlphaSM platform. Consistent with the Alpha platform commitment to provide clients access to leading capabilities through an open architecture, this partnership will integrate SimCorp Dimension with State Street’s proprietary software solutions including Charles River Development.

The solution comes as EMEA insurers face increasing pressure due to low returns, a decline in interest rates, increased regulatory burden and rising technology costs. The new partnership from State Street and SimCorp addresses operational

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Illinois lawmakers investigate barriers to Black business development | State & Regional

“Clearly COVID has demonstrated the tremendous need, like right now, what we’re doing right now, connecting through broadband, to have a conversation with our state support mechanisms,” he said.

Even in Chicago, he said, many homes and businesses are not online because broadband technology is not available, which severely limits their ability to participate in an online economy.

“For those that don’t know, going back to what was is no longer an option,” Montgomery said. “There is no good old days. Those days are gone forever.”

Much of the focus of Thursday’s hearing was on state government, and its ability to spur business development through its own contracting and purchasing policies.

“We must look at this economy moving forward and recognize that inside of a $40 billion state of Illinois budget, how is every department … spending that money with their constituents, Black constituents, so that they can be full

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Building a U.S. THC Brand, One State at a Time: Cannabis Weekly

(Bloomberg) — How many brands of soft drinks can you name off the top of your head?

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Nearly everyone can come up with Coke and Pepsi, but go further down the list and it quickly diverges, based on regional breakdowns and local loyalties. That’s what the nascent cannabis industry is dealing with, too. Cannabis firms that want to dominate the sector are facing a rule of numbers — there’s only room for a few big names in any category, and breaking into American households with name recognition is a monumental task.

In the CBD industry, products can at least sell across state lines, so becoming the “Oreo” or “Tylenol” of CBD is within reach for the most successful players. But for companies pitching products that contain THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, brand-building gets tricker. Because regulations vary by state, crucial brand-building elements like formatting and packaging can

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Cap Times Idea Fest: Bob Woodward assesses Trump, Biden and the state of journalism | Local Government

Woodward said during his discussions with Trump, Trump consistently emphasized that Biden is impaired and has slowed down. Woodward agreed, in part.

 “He has slowed down a little bit. He’s hesitant on some things,” Woodward said. Conversely, “Trump just goes right to the throat.”

When asked about similarities and differences between President Richard Nixon and Trump and the impeachment proceedings earlier in the year, Woodward was unequivocal: “Nixon was a criminal and a proven criminal. No one has pinned a crime on Trump.”

A big difference, Woodward said, was the component of premeditation.

“A crime, as we know, required premeditation almost always. Particularly political crimes, you have to plot. Trump doesn’t plot. He doesn’t premeditate. It’s all the impulse,” he said.

When Robert Mueller began his special investigation, Woodward said he was pretty confident there would be no smoking gun because “Trump doesn’t think or act that way.”

When it

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State lawmakers probe barriers to Black business development

SPRINGFIELD — Black-owned businesses in Illinois face significant barriers to growth and opportunities that would enable them to compete with their white-owned counterparts, a problem that many Black leaders say is directly tied to Black unemployment rates and the deterioration of Black neighborhoods.

That was the message state lawmakers heard Thursday when three Senate committees held a virtual joint hearing that focused on entrepreneurship and financial development for Black business owners.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

“If you drive or walk through our communities, especially on the south and west sides and other areas of the state, our areas look like a war zone,” said Sen. Mattie Hunter, a Chicago Democrat and chair of the Senate Executive Committee. “And we keep saying well, how are our communities? Why are they looking so poorer and poorer and poorer every single day? It’s because of the disparity and funding. That’s the problem, you guys.”

Thursday’s hearing was

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State moves into Phase 3 of business reopenings

A third phase of business reopenings began in Connecticut Thursday, loosening restrictions on occupancy for restaurants and other businesses as well as expanding the amount of people allowed at indoor and outdoor entertainment venues. “The reason why we are able to have a discussion about even entering into Phase 3 is because of Connecticut residents’ collective actions to fight the spread of COVID-19,” Gov. Ned Lamont said.

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The big story

Connecticut enters Phase 3 of business reopenings: The state’s coronavirus infection rate has been slowly creeping up but a third phase of business reopenings moved forward Thursday, allowing restaurants to seat more customers indoors, churches to hold larger indoor worship services and performing arts venues that have been shuttered since March to reopen at 50% capacity. “We just wanted to give our restaurants a little

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State has fined 11 businesses over COVID-19 mask mandate

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — State investigators have fined 11 Washington businesses for allegedly failing to enforce portions of the state’s face mask mandate, according to a release Wednesday from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I).

Mail Express Business Center in Enumclaw got the largest fine, $7,500. Investigators determined customers and employees there were not wearing masks and no signs were posted about the mandate, officials said.

According to L&I, the owner told investigators she did not enforce masking because, “she did not want to be an unpaid agent of the government,” KING-TV reported.


The news outlet talked to an L&I employee named Brian who said the overwhelming majority of businesses named in complaints turned out to be in compliance, or quickly made changes to follow the mandate.

Brian told KING-TV he didn’t want his last name used because there’s a “significant security concern” in his work spot-checking businesses. He

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Retirement savings: I’d buy cheap UK shares today to beat your State Pension worries

With the State Pension age continuing to rise, building a retirement savings portfolio is likely to become increasingly important for many people.

Assets such as buy-to-let property, cash, bonds and gold may seem appealing after the recent stock market crash. However, investing money in UK shares while they’re trading at cheap prices could be a better idea.

Through building a diverse portfolio of stocks, you could enjoy a robust passive income in older age that offers financial freedom.

State Pension challenges

As well as a rising State Pension age, the amount paid to retirees is relatively disappointing. At present, it amounts to around £9,110 per year. That’s around a third of the average salary in the UK. As such, it’s unlikely to provide most people with enough money to pay all necessary bills and expenditures each month.

Furthermore, there’s a real threat the rate at which pension payments rise could

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I’d buy cheap UK shares today to beat your State Pension worries

With the State Pension age continuing to rise, building a retirement savings portfolio is likely to become increasingly important for many people.



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Assets such as buy-to-let property, cash, bonds and gold may seem appealing after the recent stock market crash. However, investing money in UK shares while they’re trading at cheap prices could be a better idea.

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Through building a diverse portfolio of stocks, you could enjoy a robust passive income in older age that offers financial freedom.

State Pension challenges

As well as a rising State Pension age, the amount paid to retirees is relatively disappointing. At present, it amounts to around £9,110 per year. That’s around a third of the average salary in the UK. As such, it’s unlikely to provide most people with enough money to

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