ENVIRONMENT/LABOUR–Compassionate Care Legislation Coming IntoEffect Nova Scotians will have more time to spend with and care forloved ones who are gravely ill with new legislation that comesinto effect on Jan. 4, 2004. Changes to the Labour Standards Code provide up to eight weeks ofunpaid leave to employees who wish to provide palliative care toa parent, child or spouse. “This new legislation ensures informal caregivers have thesupport and protection they require to care for family membersduring their time of need,” said Environment and Labour MinisterKerry Morash. “This valuable and compassionate benefit allowsinformal caregivers to spend time away from work without fear oflosing their jobs.” In January 2003, the First Ministers’ Accord on Health CareRenewal outlined a federal initiative that would allow a six-weekcompassionate care benefit, available through the EmploymentInsurance program. The Feb. 18 federal budget announced theestablishment of the paid benefit, which will come into effect onJan. 4, 2004. Nova Scotia’s Compassionate Care Leave legislation supports thespirit of the First Ministers’ Accord on Health Care Renewal(February 2003) and complements the federal government’s six-weekcommitment. It also adds two additional weeks of unpaid leave foremployees. For more information on the compassionate care legislation call1-888-315-0110 or see the Environment and Labour website atwww.gov.ns.ca/enla/labstand.
According to a UN spokesman in New York, the Secretary-General is expected to participate in an event on 11 April to mark the 60th ratification of the Rome Statute. A treaty event will also be held on the same day at UN Headquarters in New York for delegations, the media and other interested parties.The treaty, which has 56 ratifications so far, will enter into force on 1 July. The Hague-based Court will consist of 18 judges, as well as prosecutors and investigators, and has jurisdiction over such crimes as genocide, war crimes, the crime of aggression and crimes against humanity.The Court will not be part of the United Nations, and will be accountable to countries that ratify the Statute. Those countries have agreed to prosecute individuals accused of such crimes under their own laws, or to surrender them to the Court for trial.Before arriving in Rome, Mr. Annan is scheduled to depart New York on Friday for an official visit to Spain, during which the Secretary-General is expected to open the Second UN World Assembly on Ageing on 8 April in Madrid, the spokesman told a press briefing.From Spain, the Secretary-General will travel to Rome to first attend a meeting from 10 to 11 April of the UN’s 26-member Chief Executive Board (formerly the Administrative Committee for Coordination) before participating in the Rome Statute event.The Board meeting, which brings together the executive heads of specialized agencies, Bretton Woods institutions and the UN’s funds and programmes, will focus on the follow-up to the Millennium Declaration, particularly the treatment and prevention of communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, as well as system-wide support for African development, the spokesman said.After his activities in Rome, the Secretary-General will travel to Geneva to deliver an address on 12 April to the Commission on Human Rights at the Palais des Nations.
Facebook executive Sandberg urges women to ‘lean in’ to their careers in anticipated new book by Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press Posted Mar 7, 2013 9:28 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – For a book that has yet to be released, Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” — part feminist manifesto, part how-to career guide — has got a lot of people talking.In the weeks leading up to the book’s release on Monday, pundits and press hounds have been debating its merits. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd called Sandberg a “PowerPoint Pied Piper in Prada ankle boots,” and countless bloggers have suggested that Facebook’s chief operating officer is the wrong person to lead a women’s movement.“Most of the criticism has to do with the position she is coming from,” said Susan Yohn, professor and chair of Hofstra University’s history department.Sandberg, 43, hopes that her message of empowerment won’t be obscured by the lofty pedestal from which she speaks. But is the multi-millionaire with two Harvard degrees too rich to offer advice? Too successful? Does her blueprint for success ignore the plight of poor and working-class women? Does the book’s very premise blame women for not rising to top corporate positions at the same rate as men?And just how big is her house?The questions keep coming largely because few people have actually read the book. But in it, Sandberg seems to have foreseen much of the criticism. The book acknowledges that critics might discount her feminist call to action with an easy-for-her-to-say shrug.“My hope is that my message will be judged on its merits,” she writes in the preamble.Sandberg recognizes that parts of the book are targeted toward women who are in a position to make decisions about their careers. Still, she writes, “we can’t avoid this conversation. This issue transcends all of us. The time is long overdue to encourage more women to dream the possible dream and encourage more men to support women in the workforce and in the home.”Published by Alfred A. Knopf Inc., “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” will be launched Thursday with a reception in New York City hosted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Arianna Huffington.It’s true that Sandberg is wealthy. She also has a supportive husband. Mark Zuckerberg is her boss. And, yes, her home in Menlo Park, Calif., has 9,000 square feet.But as a woman in Silicon Valley, Sandberg hasn’t exactly had it easy, and her tale shows she’s no armchair activist. After all, not many women would march into their boss’ office and demand special parking for expectant mothers. But Sandberg did just that when she worked at Google. Company founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin complied.After Sandberg moved to Facebook in 2008, she became even more outspoken on the issues facing women in corporate America. At a time when other executives, male or female, have largely stayed quiet, Sandberg has delivered speeches on topics such as “Why we have too few women leaders.”And she’s no workaholic. In an age of endless work hours, Sandberg is famous for leaving the office at 5:30 to spend time with her family. She does admit, however, to picking up work once her kids have gone to bed.Of the many inspirational slogans that hang on Facebook’s walls, her favourite asks “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” ”Lean In” is about pushing past fear.“Fear is at the root of so many of the barriers that women face,” she writes. “Fear of not being liked. Fear of making the wrong choice. Fear of drawing negative attention. Fear of overreaching. Fear of being judged. Fear of failure. And the holy trinity of fear: the fear of being a bad mother/wife/daughter.”Sandberg peppers the book with studies, reports and personal anecdotes to back up her premise — that for reasons both in and out of their control, there are fewer woman leaders than men in the business world and beyond. For example, the Fortune 500 has only 21 female CEOs. Sandberg is among the 14 per cent of women who hold executive officer positions and the 16 per cent of women who hold board of director seats, according to Catalyst.org.For minority women, the numbers are even bleaker. Women of colour, she writes, hold just 4 per cent of top corporate jobs and 3 per cent of board seats.“A truly equal world would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes. I believe that this would be a better world,” she writes. “The laws of economics and many studies of diversity tell us that if we tapped the entire pool of human resources and talent, our collective performance would improve.”At less than 200 pages, plus a good chunk of footnotes, “Lean In” does not purport to be the end-all solution to inequality. It deals with issues Sandberg sees as in women’s control.“Don’t leave before you leave” is one of her catchphrases, aimed at successful women who gradually drop out of the workforce in anticipation of children they may someday bear. “Make your partner a real partner” is another. She says everyone should encourage men to “lean in” at home by being equal partners in parenting and housework.“Lean In” is, by and large, for women who are looking to climb the corporate ladder (which Sandberg calls a jungle gym), and ideally their male supporters. She hopes it’s the start of a conversation. To that end, Sandberg plans to donate all of the proceeds to her newly minted non-profit, LeanIn.org.Sandberg’s book shares personal details that reveal a fair share of stumbles and lesser-known tidbits. Did you know she was an aerobics instructor in the 1980s —big hair, silver leotard and all? The book paints a picture of an exceptionally successful woman who admits to lacking confidence at various points in her career.Sandberg writes about the “ambition gap” between men and women in the workplace — that while men are expected to be driven, ambition in women can be seen as negative. She writes about parents’ gender-based approaches to child rearing that teach girls to be “pretty like mommy” and boys “smart like daddy,” as she’s seen on baby onesies sold at Gymboree.And she writes about “feeling like a fraud” — that insidious notion, felt largely by women but men as well, that success is due not to one’s own merit but to some sort of gross oversight or accident.Sandberg’s book comes half a century after Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique,” which identified “the problem that has no name” among largely white, suburban housewives who felt unhappy and unfulfilled in their roles at home. Friedan, too, was criticized for focusing on a privileged swath of womankind.In a recent critical piece on Sandberg’s movement, Michael Kazin wrote in the New Republic that, like Friedan, Sandberg, “also seems primarily concerned with the economics of gender. But there’s a key difference: Friedan didn’t share a view from the corporate boardroom.”Kazin’s barbs echo most of the book’s pre-release criticism. But some writers have gone further. In a Washington Post op-ed, Melissa Gira Grant dismissed Sandberg’s “Lean In” movement as “simply the elite leading the slightly-less-elite, for the sake of Sandberg’s bottom line.” Dowd wrote that she believes “Sandberg has co-opted the vocabulary and romance of a social movement not to sell a cause, but herself.”In the end, “Lean In” is a call to action to make it easier for women to become leaders. It’s a call for women to take space at the table, raise their hands, speak up and step up. It’s a personal account of a woman who, through a mix of talent, luck and ambition, but also with plenty of internal and external obstacles along the way, managed to do that.Feminist icon Gloria Steinem, whom Sandberg thanks in the acknowledgements and cites as inspiration, praises “Lean In” on her Facebook page, saying that it “addresses internalized oppression, opposes external barriers that create it and urges women to support each other to fight both.”She adds that even the book’s critics “are making a deep if inadvertent point: Only in women is success viewed as a barrier to giving advice.”___Follow Barbara Ortutay on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BarbaraOrtutay___Online:Lean In the non-profit: www.LeanIn.Org and facebook.com/leaninorgVideo of Sheryl Sandberg’s 2010 TED talk that is the basis of her book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18uDutylDa4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Miller has recently relocated to New York, and has been photographed out and about with Marlowe and Sturridge, who she dated in 2011.The pair announced their engagement in 2012, and are understood to have split in 2015.The actress said the move to the US had inspired a change in her “easy” London life, which saw her “drink too much wine” with friends and spent weekends away in the country. “I think in a break-up somebody has to be a little bit cruel in order for it to be traditional, but it’s not been acrimonious in a way where you would choose to not be around that person.“We don’t live together, as has been reported recently, but we do half the time.“Everybody will stay over or we’ll all go on holiday and that’s because we genuinely want to be around each other.“It’s great for our daughter that she has two parents who love each other and are friends. He’s definitely my best friend in the entire world.” Credit:Alexi Lubomirski The full interview is published in the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on sale March 1. “It was all gorgeous and great, but I’m really trying to kick myself up the ass in some way, and New York is very good at doing that,” she added. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Miller lives with her ex for half the yearCredit:Alexi Lubomirski Sienna Miller, the actress, has told how she lives for half the time with her ex-fiance, in a bid to ensure their daughter can see they still love one another.Miller said she and Tom Sturridge stay with one another despite their split, because they genuinely like to spend time together.The actress said she believed it good for their four-year-old daughter Marlowe to see them co-parenting happily, calling him her “best friend”.In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar magazine, Miller said: “We still love each other. Sienna Miller with ex-fiance Tom Sturridge
If you have an interest in mathematics, then this one is for you. At the Greek Centre on 8 December, Dr Ioannis Vandoulakis will be presenting a talk on the ‘Styles of Mathematical Reasoning in Ancient Greece’.Dr Vandoulakis will look at the concept of ‘style’ with regards to how it is used to characterise certain meta-mathematical aspects of mathematical thinking. This includes the manière of mathematical writing, preferred mathematical patterns, commitment to a rule or standard, mathematical practices, cognitive attitudes, and modes of understanding, among others. As is the case with the ‘French-school style’ or ‘Archimedean style’, mathematical styles do not generate either a discovery or a demonstration, and are instead characterised by an individual or a scholarly community.In his talk, Dr Vandoulakis will present two historical styles of Greek mathematical thinking: the (Neo-) Pythagorean style of arithmetic thinking used in developing a proof-less version of Greek number theory by genetic constructions (definitions), and the Euclidean style of arithmetic, which can be characterised as genetic in the sense that number theory is developed from below by using effective procedures of proof. These studies are both significant in that they have enabled people to approach the age-old problem of relation between Greek mathematics and philosophy, and to reveal an unexpected relation between Greek arithmetic and Eleatic philosophy.A senior lecturer in the history and philosophy of science at the Hellenic Open University and the Open University of Cyprus, since October Dr Vandoulakis has been recognised as a key expert in an EU-funded mainstream project for the reform of general and secondary education in Turkmenistan (2016-2020). He holds a PhD in history of mathematics from Moscow M.V. Lomonosov State University and has been a research fellow at the Russian Academy of Science (Moscow) and CNRS (Paris). He has also published on history and philosophy of Greek mathematics, history of mathematical logic, philosophy, and the foundations of mathematics, general artificial intelligence.The academic’s latest research interests concentrate around questions of mathematical proof, its history and styles of mathematical proving across various cultures.A joint event by the Greek Community of Melbourne and the Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies, the lecture will take place at the Greek Centre (Level M, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC) at 7.15 pm. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Amazon offre du streaming à ses clients Premium américainsLes clients américains du service de livraison rapide d’Amazon vont disposer d’un accès illimité à une vidéothèque de 5.000 films et émissions télé en streaming.Les clients qui ont souscrit au service Premium d’Amazon, proposant la livraison rapide de leurs achats pour un montant annuel de 79 dollars, vont désormais disposer d’un service de streaming illimité leur donnant accès à une base de 5.000 films et émissions de télévision. Annoncé le 22 février, ce service entre dans la nouvelle ligne stratégique de la boutique en ligne.En 2009, l’offre Disc + On Demand proposait déjà aux acheteurs d’un DVD ou d’un Blu-Ray de le visionner sur Internet dès la commande enregistrée. Amazon compte donc sur le streaming pour promouvoir et développer son offre Premium mais aussi concurrencer une plateforme comme Netflix, qui proposait de la location de DVD avant de passer à un streaming illimité pour 7,99 dollars mensuels. Le 23 février 2011 à 14:53 • Emmanuel Perrin
NEW YORK — Investors extended a rally through a holiday-shortened day and pushed the S&P 500 index to its third straight record high close on Wednesday. Other major indexes also closed at record highs.The rally follows a slight easing of trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Both nations have agreed to refrain from new tariffs while they open a new round of negotiations. The development relieved some pressure on the market, though the trade war still looms over global economic growth.The S&P 500 rose 22.81 points, or 0.8%, to close at 2,995.82. The third record high close in as many days also pushed the index closer to breaching the 3,000 mark.The Dow Jones Industrial Average also reached a record, gaining 179.32 points, or 0.7%, to close at 26,966.Technology stocks led the gains, helping the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite join the record-breaking club. The Nasdaq rose 61.14 points, or 0.8%, to 8,170.23.“Clearly the trade truce with China has been a catalyst for the market even though there remain uncertainties,” said Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial.Technology companies, which tend to do a lot of business with China, have been particularly sensitive to the trade war between the U.S. and China. The sector has been broadly higher this week.
Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. has partnered with Theorem Inc. to use the custom operations company’s Analytics 2.0 program—an automated system that manages display ad inventory, traffic and performance across the publisher’s portfolio of Web sites. Analytics 2.0 allows magazines to upload data in multiple forms and generate reports by using customizable templates and formulas. “The program enables publishers and magazines, specifically companies that are migrating content on the Web, to bring together their ad serving reports and site analytics data in one central interface,” Theorem founder and CEO Jay Kulkarni told FOLIO:. “This allows ad operations, sales and finance to look at their reports in a comprehensive way.”The program is equipped with built-in tools that accommodate data from ad servers, search engines, site side data and rich media, and can handle terabytes of data produced by online marketing campaigns. There is no software to be installed, Kulkarni says, and reports can be generated in HTML, Adobe, Excel and other Microsoft formats. Set-up time takes a couple of weeks to go into live production.“We manage 12 Web sites that run thousands of campaigns, and had people in-house crunching numbers in Excel manually,” said Oleg Korenfeld, Hachette’s director of advertising operations. Hachette has been using Analytics 2.0 since January. “We needed better CPM, better sell-through, not only historically but also using forecast tools. This program makes everything automated, generating weekly reports. “The service saves us a lot of time and money,” Korenfeld added. “It’s not expensive. It costs a lot less than having someone in-house build a similar program, and frees up our current staff to focus on other projects.”A typical contract costs between $2,000 and $8,500 per month depending on data sets, frequency or reports and the amount of customization, Kulkarni says. “Our clients use the program to manage their online operations in a holistic fashion, look at ways to drive revenue by looking at campaign performance and provide trends to their advertisers. For one magazine client, what took four weeks to generate a report was reduced to only two days.”In addition to Hachette, Theorem is working with three other magazine clients, according to Kulkarni.
Hyderabad: Even as the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is constructing cobbled footpaths in the city, shop owners and house owners are letting out the footpath in front of their premises to petty vendors on rent. What started in the Old City has spread like wildfire now elsewhere. One can see temporary stalls with tarpaulin sprout on footpaths from Madina Centre to Masab Tank, Madhura Nagar to Vijay Nagar Colony. Owners are blatantly flouting rules in connivance with local leaders and collecting rent ranging from Rs 6,000 to Rs 15,000 per month. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us This is conspicuous especially in and around Charminar. Shop owners let out spaces in front of their shops to petty vendors especially at Madina Centre, Gulzar Houz, Mecca Masjid, Ladbazar, Choumahalla Palace and other places due to which there are no space even for pedestrians to walk freely. With no options left people are walking in the middle of the road amidst scores of vehicles which is sometimes leading to traffic jams and snail pace traffic movements are occurring. In spite of Charminar Pedestrian Project (CPP) also there no footpaths for the public to walk. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us K Venkata Ramana, Social Activist and a resident of Ramnagar, demanded that the GHMC authorities and the Traffic Police officials to take stringent action on footpath encroachers and owners who are giving their parking places on rent and causing traffic problems to the public. The scourge has also spread to several other places, for instance, girls studying in colleges have been complaining of lack of space in Vijaynagar Colony to Bazarghat road and from Mallepally to Masab Tank road. What is more, youngsters and oldies alike, consume liquor in the area after sunset. Advertise With Us People in SR Nagar, Kalyan Nagar, Vengal Rao Nagar, Madhuranagar Colony and in Film Nagar towards Apollo Hospital junction are facing severe traffic jams and accidents are occurring regularly. In SR Nagar they are taking 3 to 6 months advances for giving footpaths on rent. Tea stalls, fruit vendors, roadside eateries are making life difficult for commuters to drive. Traffic congestion is very common in these areas especially in peak hours. In Ramnagar, several apartments and commercial shop owners gave their parking places for rent to other businessmen due to which there is no parking left for the vehicles in the area and the main road turned narrow and long queue of vehicles are seen from 5 pm to 8 pm every day. P Balraj, private employee in SR Nagar, demanded the implementation of High Court orders to demolish all footpath encroachments and regulate the traffic so that walkers and commuters can move freely without any problems.
Joel and Ethan Coen are known for writing and directing a number of critically-acclaimed films, such as No Country for Old Men and The Big Lebowski, but also for just working on some good screenplays.Twentieth Century Fox has brought on the duo to write the screenplay for The Dark Web, a film about Ross William Ulbricht, the man convicted of running the illegal, online drug marketplace The Silk Road.The Silk Road was only accessible via an anonymous Tor browser and utilized Bitcoin for transactions. Users could also access other illegal contraband, including user information.Before it was shut down by the FBI in 2013, this first version of the Silk Road was run by Ulbricht under the name “Dread Pirate Roberts,” who often wrote libertarian rants under the moniker on the site and raked in $80 million.It’s unclear what aspect of the story the screenplay will focus on, but the investigation into The Silk Road and the eventual arrest of Ulbricht is certainly worthy of a film. According to the FBI, Ulbricht made a lot of rookie mistakes, often leaving breadcrumbs around forums such as his email address (which contained his full name). He was tailed by the FBI and was arrested in a San Francisco library.He is currently serving a life sentence in prison, but maintains his innocence.Of course, because this is the internet, The Silk Road didn’t stay dead. Silk Road 2.0 was shut down in 2014 and numerous individuals were arrested.Dennis Lehane (Mystic River), was originally tapped to write the screenplay, but now the Coens are writing a new draft. Stay on target Fargo’s Third Episode Is Pointless, but That’s the PointThe Coen Brothers Are Finally Ready to Tackle TV
Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. 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Can you tell when someone is lying? read more June 22, 2017 — Senate Republicans led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) unveiled the discussion draft of their own bill Thursday to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare, which overhauled and expanded health insurance coverage for millions of Americans.The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 makes several key changes to the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the House version of the bill passed in May, such as continuing expanded Medicaid funding from the ACA for an additional year and maintaining Obamacare’s premium subsidies, in an effort to appease moderate Republicans. At the same time, the Senate bill keeps intact many of the same provisions insisted on by more conservative party members, including removal of the individual and employer mandates that levy tax penalties for not carrying or offering insurance.Medicaid and the premium subsidies are likely to be the two largest sticking points as debate begins in the Senate. For Medicaid, both chambers’ versions of the bill would change the open-ended entitlement program to one where states would either receive a fixed amount of money annually based on enrollment or as a lump sum block grant.And while the Senate version does extend Obamacare funding levels to 2021 (as opposed to 2021 in the AHCA), the annual growth rate of those funds would be tied to standard inflation instead of the more generous medical inflation rate beginning in 2025. Opponents of the bill say this will force states to make cuts to enrollment, benefits or provider payments, all of which would be detrimental to coverage. In total, the two bills together would cut spending on Medicaid by about $880 billion, according to MedPage Today.In a move to mollify more moderate Senate Republicans, the BCRA looks to maintain the premium subsidies established under the Affordable Care Act. Currently, those subsidies are available to individuals and families earning up to 400 percent of the poverty level, but the BCRA would reduce the threshold to 350 percent. Subsidies would be made available to those below the poverty line if they are not eligible for Medicaid.Other highlights of the bill include:States would not be allowed to opt out of mandated coverage of those with pre-existing conditions (an AHCA provision);States would be allowed to determine what services are categorized as “essential health benefits” that must be guaranteed to be covered;Children would still be allowed to remain on their parents’ health plan until age 26; andFunding is assured in 2018 and 2019 for additional Obamacare-mandated cost-sharing subsidies for insurers.Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma said, “I appreciate the work of the Senate as they continue to make progress fixing the crisis in healthcare that has resulted from Obamacare. Skyrocketing premiums, rising costs and fewer choices have caused too many Americans to drop their insurance coverage. Today, Obamacare is in a death spiral and millions of Americans are being negatively impacted as a result. They are trapped by mandates that force them to purchase insurance they don’t want and can’t afford.“The Senate proposal is built on putting patients first and in charge of their healthcare decisions, bringing down the cost of coverage and expanding choices. Congress must act now to achieve the President’s goal to make sure all Americans have access to quality, affordable coverage,” she concluded.McConnell and Senate leadership hope to hold a vote on the bill by the end of next week. A score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on how much the bill will cost and how many people will be affected is still forthcoming. The office estimated that the AHCA passed by the House would leave an additional 23 million Americans uninsured over the next decade.Read the article “9 Ways TrumpCare May Change the Healthcare Industry”Read the article “It is Time for an Honest Dialogue About Healthcare Reform”Read the article “ASTRO Urges Lawmakers to Maintain Healthcare Access for Vulnerable Patients”Watch the VIDEO “Role of Medical Imaging in Value-Based Care” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | June 22, 2017 Senate Reveals First Healthcare Bill Draft Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 adds additional year of expanded Medicaid funding, maintains Obamacare premium subsidies while lowering thresholds for both Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 18, 2019 | By Stefanie Manack and Judy Zakutny Finding A Common Data Language for Radiology Approximately 30 percent of a hospital or health system’s profit comes from imaging according, to… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Related Content Image by rawpixel from Pixabay John Carrino, M.D., M.Ph., presents “Challenges and Opportunities for Radiology to Prove Value in Alternative Payment Models” at AHRA 2019. 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Shoal Bay resort pool holiday park Facebook Aerial of PS Holiday Park online Source = Port Stephens Tourism Port Stephens has won seven awards at the 2012 Countrylink NSW North Coast Tourism Awards with one property – Shoal Bay Resort and Spa – scoring four of them. The Port Stephens winners were:Deluxe Accommodation – Gold winner – Shoal Bay Resort and Spa Tourism Marketing – Bronze winner – Port Stephens Beachside Holiday ParksRestaurants and Catering – Bronze winner – Shoal Bay Resort and Spa Meetings and Business – Silver winner – Shoal Bay Resort and SpaMajor Tour and Transport – Moonshadow CruisesPubs – Shoal Bay Resort and SpaCaravan and Tourists Parks – Silver winner – Halifax Holiday Park “The NSW North Coast is a huge region stretching from Port Stephens all the way to the QLD border with many major tourism players in the market so our seven awards are a significant coup for Port Stephens,” said Port Stephens Tourism Marketing Manager, Tars Bylhouwer.“There was heavy competition at these awards so the recognition Port Stephens received is a great tribute to the fantastic product that we have here and the fantastic effort and passion that these operators invest in their businesses and the region as a whole,” he said.
‘Arrested Development’ co-stars apologize to Jessica Walter NEW YORK, N.Y. – Jason Bateman and Tony Hale are apologizing for comments they made in defence of their “Arrested Development” co-star Jeffrey Tambor, who has been accused of harassment on the show’s set.In a series of tweets Thursday, Bateman says his comments were “wrong” and that it seemed like he was “condoning yelling at work.” He adds that he’s “incredibly embarrassed.”Bateman was reacting to a cast interview in The New York Times in which actress Jessica Walter alleged Tambor verbally harassed her on the set.Bateman responded in the interview that “a lot of stuff happens in 15 years.” He later tweeted “I realize that I was wrong here.” Hale also apologized Thursday, tweeting that his words “served to minimize Jessica’s pain.”Netflix scrapped plans for the “Arrested Development” cast to meet fans in London on Friday, saying it had decided “not to move ahead with promotional activity.” by The Associated Press Posted May 24, 2018 8:51 am PDT Last Updated May 24, 2018 at 11:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This combination photo shows, from left, Jason Bateman, Jessica Walter and Tony Hale at the “Arrested Development” season five premiere in Los Angeles on May 17, 2018. Bateman and Hale are apologizing for comments they made in defense of their “Arrested Development” co-star Jeffrey Tambor, who was accused by Walter of verbally harassing her on set of “Arrested Development.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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still has a few days on the college entrance examination. I am a rent in Chengdu parents to read with their parents, the inner pressure is very large! I am afraid that I do not care to pass the tension to the child, how should I do?