Washington governor pushes public health insurance statewide

first_imgSEATTLE — Washington Gov. and likely presidential candidate Jay Inslee proposed Tuesday a public health insurance option for state residents, the latest action by a Democratic governor to address Trump administration health policies they say are keeping people from getting the care they need.Inslee said he will ask lawmakers to consider a plan that would direct the Washington State Health Care Authority to offer public health insurance statewide to anyone in the individual market who is not covered by their employers. Inslee said reimbursement rates would be consistent with federal Medicare plans.Inslee’s move comes a day after California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed state-funded health care coverage for 138,000 young people living in the country illegally and reinstating a mandate for everyone to buy insurance or pay a fine — part of former President Barack Obama’s health care law that congressional Republicans eliminated last year.Inslee said 14 counties in Washington are at risk of losing any access to individual health insurance options. Rising costs are causing some insurers to abandon the individual market in largely rural counties.“We are on the knife’s edge,” he told reporters.Washington Insurance Commission Mike Kreidler said the President Donald Trump’s administration has put up “real roadblocks” to health care access.The Trump administration said in July that it would freeze payments under an “Obamacare” program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases.Supporters of Inslee’s plan didn’t immediately reveal cost estimates for the proposal, but the governor said “we need to write another chapter of health care reform.”State Sen. David Frockt, a Democrat from Seattle, said he would sponsor legislation for a public option.“The Trump administration has done everything in its power to undermine the health care coverage advances we’ve made in Washington,” Frockt said in a statement.Sally Ho, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Ban urges greater focus by Israel and Lebanon on reaching permanent peace

9 November 2010Noting that the security situation along the Israeli-Lebanese border is still fragile, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on both sides to step up efforts to move from the current state of cessation of hostilities, as agreed to in August 2006, to a permanent ceasefire. In his latest report to the Security Council on the implementation of resolution 1701, made public today, Mr. Ban states that recent months have been marked by an increase in political tensions in Lebanon, as well as the most serious incident to have taken place since the 2006 conflict ended. Resolution 1701 brought to an end the conflict that took place between Israel and the Lebanese group Hizbollah four years ago. It also calls for respect for the so-called Blue Line separating the Israeli and Lebanese sides, the disarming of all militias operating in Lebanon and an end to arms smuggling in the area.For the first time in four years, direct fighting broke out on 3 August between Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), resulting in casualties on both sides. “This incident, the most serious to have taken place since the cessation of hostilities, illustrated the fragility of the security environment across the Blue Line and raised the spectre of a serious escalation between the parties,” Mr. Ban writes. He urges the parties to do everything in their power to ensure that this incident remains an isolated one, and to cooperate closely with the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in its efforts to prevent such an event from recurring. “I again urge both parties to do their utmost to prevent violations of the Blue Line, to act with maximum restraint and to refrain from taking any measures close to the Blue Line that could lead to misunderstandings or be perceived by the other side as provocative,” he says.“The situation continues to be volatile and more work remains to be done by the parties to advance the full implementation of resolution 1701,” he adds. The Secretary-General says that sustained efforts are needed to ensure that the area between the Blue Line and the Litani River is free of any armed personnel, assets and weapons other than those of the Lebanese Government and of UNIFIL, in accordance with resolution 1701.Another priority is to resolve the issue of the continued occupation by the IDF of the northern part of the town of Ghajar and the adjacent area north of the Blue Line, Mr. Ban states, urging Israel to withdraw its forces as called for in the 2006 resolution.He also calls on Israel to respect Lebanon’s sovereignty by immediately halting all overflights of Lebanese territory, which he says exacerbate tensions in southern Lebanon and negatively impact the credibility of the LAF and UNIFIL. Voicing concern about the “marked rise” in political tensions in Lebanon and recent challenges to State authority by Hizbollah and some of its allies, Mr. Ban calls on Lebanese leaders to continue to “work towards preventing a political crisis that some in Lebanon fear could erupt into violence.” He also expresses deep concern about the “widespread proliferation” of weapons in Lebanon and the continued presence of armed groups in the country operating outside the control of the State, which poses a challenge to the Government’s ability to exercise its full sovereignty and control over its territory, and violates resolution 1701.Also vital to enable Lebanon to extend its control and to exercise its full sovereignty over all of its territory is the delineation and demarcation of the border between Lebanon and Syria. The Secretary-General calls on both countries to make further progress on this issue, and welcomes their renewed intentions to delineate their common border.Meanwhile, Mr. Ban says he intends to continue his diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the issue of the Shab’a Farms, another disputed area, and once again calls on Israel and Syria to submit their responses to the provisional definition of the Shab’a Farms area that he had provided on the basis of the best available information. read more

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Annan stresses urgency of resolving crisis in Darfur Sudan

In a recent interview with UN Radio, Mr. Annan said the Organization is accelerating its humanitarian assistance to help more than 1 million people who have become internally displaced in Darfur since early last year, as well as at least 150,000 refugees who have fled into neighbouring Chad.Urging UN Member States to pool their resources to help civilians affected by the civil conflict and militia attacks in Darfur, he said the international community must demand the Sudanese Government act to help stop the suffering.”It is the responsibility of the Government to protect but if the Government can’t do it, it should be prepared to ask for the help of the international community,” he said. “And the international community must insist that these people be protected.”The Secretary-General said he had been talking frequently with the Khartoum Government to pressure the authorities to do more, and would soon personally visit Sudan to further examine the situation in Darfur. Mr. Annan said it was “unfair” to criticize the UN involvement. “The tendency sometimes is to say that the UN is not doing enough, or the Secretary-General has not done enough,” he said, pointing out that “the political will to act” is needed. The Secretary-General also referred to his personal efforts to intervene. “It was because of my pressure that they opened up and offered visas, not only to the UN, but also to the humanitarian agencies, and [the Sudanese authorities] have indicated that they will allow supplies and equipment to come in unimpeded.”Mr. Annan added: “We should avoid the situations where we allow Member States to hide behind their Secretary-General [and] use him as an alibi for their own inaction.”The Sudanese Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) are close to reaching a full peace agreement that would end the 21-year civil war in southern Sudan. A UN mission is being prepared to begin work once the deal is signed.But the Secretary-General warned: “You cannot have a comprehensive peace in Sudan without dealing with the situation in the west.”Since early last year two rebel groups in Darfur – the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) – have been fighting the Sudanese Government.Janjaweed militias, bands of Arab fighters armed and recruited by Khartoum, have also been targeting black Africans, ransacking villages and murdering and raping civilians, according to a recent UN human rights report.UN Radio’s exclusive interview will be broadcast Thursday as part of the launch of The UN and Africa, a new weekly 15-minute radio programme dedicated to all issues relevant to the continent, including HIV/AIDS, peacekeeping and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). read more

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Chronic drought places 2 million Kenyans at risk of starvation UN agency

Even though parts of Kenya have seen patchy rainfall in recent months, a devastating, years-long drought means that there is still a chance that 2 million people may starve without food assistance through August, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said.The debilitating impact of a prolonged dry spell, compounded by chronic poverty, means that in many regions of the country – particularly in the arid and semi-arid north and east – thousands of families are too poor to have enough to eat. Between May and August, WFP plans to provide 83,000 tons of food aid to 1.6 million drought-affected people. It will also ramp up its school meal programme, adding another 420,000 pupils to the one million students it already provides with nutritious daily meals.The agency said it will adjust various levels of assistance according to needs, with some 1 million people in severely-hit regions receiving general food rations and some 600,000 in less affected areas receiving aid through a combination of food-for-aid work projects aimed at rebuilding infrastructure, or through assistance target at the most vulnerable elements of the community.But WFP warned that it is still short 52,000 tons – a $28 million shortfall representing some 63 per cent of the food required for the four-month period.“The November-December rainy season was very mixed across the country,” said Tesema Negash, WFP’s Country Director for Kenya. “In some areas it rained more than normal, so the crops are good and livestock is recovering from the drought. In others, rains were either worse that the previous season or came at the wrong time.” He added that in other parts of the country, the rains once again failed to come at all.In Kajiado – the worst-affected district – the cumulative effect of the total failure of rains last year and two poor rainy seasons in 2003 is now life threatening. Most of the crops have failed, livestock have died and calves are being killed to preserve the cows. “Fortunately, there are also areas which have seen a clear recovery with good agricultural production and pasture, and where food aid is no longer necessary. We must therefore concentrate on the regions suffering persistent drought,” he said. read more

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Recordsetting womens hockey team to take on winless St Cloud State in

The Ohio State women’s hockey team looks to get back on track and set some records this weekend as it heads to St. Cloud, Minn., to face St. Cloud State. The Buckeyes are 12-12-2 and hoping to better that record against the winless Huskies in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association matchup. “On the ice we’re just trying our best and working hard, and I think our hard work is just paying off and as a result we’re getting success in not only our points but in our team succeeding as well,” said junior forward Natalie Spooner. Several Buckeyes have been leaving their mark on the program and their names in the record books. Spooner and junior forward Laura McIntosh have both joined the 100-point club at OSU this year, albeit in different ways. Spooner has 63 career goals, and McIntosh has 88 career assists. Points are calculated by combining assists and goals. “It’s a good feeling, we don’t really think about it. Neither of us think about it but I mean to get recognized and noticed, it’s an accomplishment,” McIntosh said. “We got to keep pushing forward and see if we can keep going with that.” They are two of only seven Buckeyes ever to reach this mark and they both did it faster than the rest — McIntosh in 80 games and Spooner in 81. “It’s a great honor to be recognized for 100 points, and to be able to get that in my career at Ohio State is an accomplishment,” Spooner said. “Hopefully I can get a few more.” Last weekend against No. 5 Minnesota, Spooner contributed on all three Buckeye goals, with two assists Friday and one goal Saturday. OSU was swept 4-2 and 8-1. Spooner’s goal was her 20th of the season, something she has accomplished in all three of her years at OSU. She is only the second Buckeye to do so, joining forward Jeni Creary, who played from 2002–05. Spooner could move into second place in career goals this weekend. She is just five from tying forward Jana Harrigan, 2003-06. Jeni Creary tops the list with 86 career goals. McIntosh’s 88 assists leave her four behind all-time leader Harrigan. When the Buckeyes last faced the Huskies, Oct. 15–16, McIntosh scored a hat trick to help complete a sweep in Columbus. Freshman goalie Lisa Steffes has also made a splash on the team this year, leading the NCAA with 762 saves and 1550:36 minutes played. Next on the minutes played list is Victoria Vigilanti, a sophomore goalie for Quinnipiac with 1447:31. Only three other goalies have more than 700 saves on the season. Steffes has also won WCHA Rookie of the Week twice this season. “It’s tough as a freshman to come in and be expected to play the number of games she’s had,” coach Jackie Barto said. “I think she’s learned a lot this year and hoping for her to have a good rebound after Saturday night.” Steffes allowed six goals against Minnesota on Saturday but hopes to bounce back against a struggling St. Cloud State squad that is 0-24-1 and has been shut out in its last two games. The series begins at 2 p.m. Friday and continues at 1 p.m. Saturday at the National Hockey Center. “We’ve had a good week of practice; energy has been good,” Barto said. “We talked about keeping the game a little bit simpler, and the girls have done that this week. Our captains have done a great job of leading, of setting the example.” read more

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BBC should not attempt Great British Bake Off copycat show says new Corporation

first_imgSir David Clementi is a former deputy governor of the Bank of EnglandCredit:World First To put an absolutely similar programme on would be very disappointingSir David Clementi Asked if he thought it would be wrong to introduce a “copycat” version of Bake Off, which ran on the BBC for seven series, he said: “Yes, if it was precisely similar, but I don’t think that’s intended.”Describing the programme, which saw a selection of amateur bakers put through their culinary paces by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, as a “great show”, he said: “It would need to be a different format.”To put an absolutely similar programme on would be very disappointing.”Sir David added his admiration for Bake Off contestant-turned-television chef Nadiya Hussain’s work with the BBC and wished Channel 4 “good luck” developing the show.The former deputy governor of the Bank of England was also quizzed on his plans to build “distinctiveness” into the channel’s programming. Sir David Clementi is a former deputy governor of the Bank of England While praising original dramas such as Sherlock and Line Of Duty, he showed a hint of scepticism about repetitive reality shows.Commenting on the latest reality singing contest, Let It Shine, airing in BBC One’s prime Saturday evening slot, he said: “It isn’t a new concept, but it’s quite warm-hearted.”We need to allow it a few more Saturdays before making a judgment and see how Gary (Barlow) brings it together.”Sir David added that he was “not sad” the BBC had lost rival singing show The Voice to ITV. Sir David Clementi has said he would be “disappointed” to see the BBC attempt to reproduce The Great British Bake Off after losing the popular cookery show to Channel 4.The new chairman of the corporation’s unitary board, which replaces the BBC Trust, said he was a fan of the show but would not like to see it recreated.Speaking at a hearing before his official appointment to the new role on Tuesday, he gave his views on BBC programming. Show more 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. But, while he described himself as a BBC “enthusiast” and an expert on its programming between 8pm and 11pm, he made clear that the new board will not play a part in individual programming and commissioning decisions.He said the government organisation’s role would be to oversee general schedules and balance across the channels.Entering the position at a difficult financial time for the BBC, he said he planned a five-year cost-saving plan with an emphasis on spreading products overseas, as well as improving “originality, creativity and risk-taking” in content.”We are coming under increasing competition from independent producers,” he said.”The Graham Norton Show and Poldark, for example, are made by ITV Studios. So we can only judge the quality of BBC content when we see it being played on other channels.”Adding that a fundamental role for the BBC is to reflect Britain as a whole, he said: “If we don’t get the public purpose right, then there is no future.”last_img read more

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Driver abandons car with over 21kg of ganja

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEast La Penitence woman busted with 51kg ganja, gun, ammoSeptember 18, 2016In “Crime”Sergeant, 2 Detectives arrested for allegedly stealing, selling confiscated drugsNovember 28, 2018In “Crime”Yarrowkabra raid of suspected stolen vehicles, parts leads to more arrestsFebruary 14, 2018In “Crime” The Police are now hunting for the driver of a motorcar that was left abandoned on Saturday along the No. 6 Public Road, West Coast Berbice with over 21 kilogram of cannabis.Ganja found in the carBased on reports received, the driver of the White Toyota Carina 212 motorcar fled the scene after he crashed into the rear of another vehicle.After the accident which caused extensive damage to both vehicles, the police ranks upon checking the 212 motorcar unearthed the large quantity of marijuana found wrapped with Black Plastic Bags and placed on the back seat of the car.The illicit substance was weighed and amounted to 21.770 kilograms. Both  vehicles were lodged at police station as investigations continue. read more

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Judge says it was regretful that dog owner did not do proper

first_img Friday 24 Mar 2017, 6:08 AM 28,498 Views Mar 24th 2017, 6:08 AM No Comments Short URL A JUDGE HAS said it was most regretful that the next door neighbour and owner of a dog that had bitten an eight-year-old schoolboy on the leg, “had not done the proper decent thing.”Circuit Court President Mr Justice Raymond Groarke heard that the German Shepherd, also known as the Alsatian wolfhound, was still living beside the boy who regularly had to pass the house.Barrister John Nolan had earlier told the Circuit Civil court that when Milo O’Brien had knocked on dog-owner Stephen Collier’s door, to inquire about his own missing dog, Collier’s Alsatian lunged from behind his front door and bit the boy.Judge Groarke, having heard the local authority had not done anything about the dog, known to have bitten someone else before, criticised the authorities for not implementing the Control of Dogs Act.Earlier this month when approving an Alliance Assurance company settlement offer of €25,000 for Milo, of Knocknagin Road, Balbriggan, Co Dublin, Judge Groarke “held on to the case for a fortnight” to see what would be done about the dog.A contractor providing dog warden services for Fingal County Council yesterday said that in the particular case before the court there was nothing that he could do as the dog had been in a private dwelling. His hands were tied, he said.He said the Control of Dogs Act states that “a dog warden may seize any dog and detain it in order to ascertain whether an offence is being or has been committed and may enter any premises (other than a dwelling) for the purposes of such seizure and detention.”Judge Groarke said he was very grateful for the explanation given to the court and that he had not intended to point a finger at Fingal County Council, but had rather expressed his frustration.“It was not a criticism of the local authority but a general observation of what I regularly see on the streets of Ireland, dangerous dogs unmuzzled and off lead” the judge said.Milo’s mum, Anne O’Brien, a social worker, said her son was still fearful of dogs and a medical prognosis of his condition could not determine if he would ever re-engage with dogs. She said the dog was still living next door to her family.Judge Groarke said it was most regretful that the neighbour Stephen Collier, Knocknagin Road, Balbriggan, who had been sued by Mrs O’Brien on behalf of Milo, had not done the proper decent thing.During the earlier hearing when Judge Groarke criticised the State, local authorities and dog wardens, he asked what more effective control could have been had over the dog than to have it behind the front door.He had held on to the case because he was concerned there was a degree of pain and suffering continuing for Milo because the dog continued to live near him.Judge Groarke approved of the €25,000 offer and allowed a €500 payment out to be used for Milo’s benefit.Read: Man who pointed unloaded shotgun at garda has jail term increasedRead: Trial collapses after court hears gardaí tell accused they would arrest his partner By Ray Managh http://jrnl.ie/3302883 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/Aleksandra Dabrowa Image: Shutterstock/Aleksandra Dabrowa Judge says it was regretful that dog owner did not do ‘proper decent thing’ in child biting case The German Shepherd had bitten an eight-year-old in the leg. Share9 Tweet Email4 last_img read more

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Millions poverty stricken in Greece

first_imgMore than 3 million Greeks (27.7 percent, or over one in four) were living below the poverty line or in a state of social exclusion in 2009, the second year of the country’s recession, according to a recent report by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). Moreover, during the same period, a quarter (25.5 percent) of those above the poverty line lived in homes that did not satisfy their needs, while 27.8 percent said that they had a hard time covering their housing expenses. The number of people living in households with no full-time workers soared to 544,800 in 2009 from 488,200 in 2008, while 50 percent of those below the poverty line had an annual income of more than 5,498.35 euros. As of this year, the tax-free ceiling has been reduced to just 5,000 euros.In terms of income imbalance, Greece ranked seventh among the 27 members of the European Union, with the richest fifth of the population having an income 5.6 times larger than the poorest fifth, illustrating that the country’s social benefit system is not sufficient. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Des centrales électriques japonaises alimentées par les décombres du séisme

first_imgDes centrales électriques japonaises alimentées par les décombres du séismeLe Japon a l’intention de construire cinq nouvelles centrales électriques qui seraient alimentées par des déchets de bois, en majorité des décombres du séisme et tsunami qui ont ravagé l’archipel en mars dernier.Les autorités japonaises vont faire d’une pierre deux coups : nettoyer les décombres du tsunami qui a dévasté une partie de l’archipel, et produire de l’électricité alors que celui-ci est confronté à des pénuries de courant. Selon l’agence de presse Belga, cinq nouvelles centrales électriques devraient alors être alimentées par les déchets de bois ramassés pour faire face à cette crise. À lire aussiDes scientifiques ont mis au point un “bois métallique” aux incroyables propriétésLes médias nippons indiquent que ces centrales seront construites dans les provinces Iwate et Miyagi, les plus touchées par le tremblement de terre et le tsunami du 11 mars. La catastrophe a causé entre 20 et 30 millions de tonnes de décombres, dont quelque 5 millions de tonnes de bois. Selon les journaux japonais, chaque centrale va permettre de fournir de l’électricité à 3.000 ménages.Le pays a décidé récemment de fermer plusieurs de ses centrales nucléaires depuis la catastrophe que connaît celle de Fukushima Daiichi, accidentée à cause du tsunami. Les pénuries d’électricité sont donc désormais une réalité au Japon.Le 17 juin 2011 à 14:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Mandolins as the main event in Ridgefield

first_imgDecades before the guitar became undisputed king of do-it-yourself music, amateur musicians all over the globe formed clubs, bands and whole orchestras based on a smaller, sweeter, even handier stringed instrument: the mandolin.“It’s small. It’s portable. It’s cute,” said Felida resident Michael Tognetti. And, it’s not as complicated to learn as it looks, since the eight strings are actually four paired sets — so it’s really a four-stringed instrument as far as your fingers are concerned. As far as your ears are concerned, though, it’s eight chiming strings that can fly as fast and pretty as a birdsong.Most Americans associate the mandolin with bluegrass trailblazer Bill Monroe. But the mandolin has a grander history, and a bigger sound, than that. Tognetti, a longtime guitar dabbler, said he was eventually inspired to take up the mandolin because it shares his proud Italian heritage. It was in Naples in the early 1700s that the modern mandolin took shape; Tognetti got interested when he was living in Europe and serving in the military.Tognetti even had his own mandolin custom designed and handmade in the style of one of its historical precursors, a medieval instrument called a cytole. Tognetti’s unique instrument boasts seven different styles of wood, a scalloped back and, occupying the sound hole, an intricate hand-carved rose-window pattern that’s modeled after a specific 15th century chapel he’s visited in Bergamo, Italy.“I come from a family of many accordion players, but that never spoke to me,” Tognetti said. “Nobody in my family plays mandolin, but it drew me.”last_img read more

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Schalke director defends clubs transfer activity

first_imgSchalke 04 sporting director Christian Heidel insists their summer transfer activity cannot be held culpable for the club’s poor start to the seasonLast season’s Bundesliga runners-up total expenditure in the summer came to €52,7m after signing the likes of Sebastian Rudy, Suat Serdar and Omar Mascarell.However, Schalke have only managed two wins in their opening nine league games and find themselves 15th and just one place above the relegation play-off spot.But Heidel is adamant that the new recruits were money well spent.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Before the season, we were praised to the skies for our new signings. The assessment in the media and the public opinion change rapidly,” Heidel told Ruhr Nachrichten.“16 out of the 18 Bundesliga clubs probably wanted to sign Omar Mascarell, Mark Uth and Salif Sané in the summer. We are convinced that our team is stronger than last season.”Although Schalke did claim a rare win on Wednesday after beating 1.FC Köln 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out following their 1-1 draw in the DFB-Pokal Cup.last_img read more

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ASA Sends Joint Letter to Legislators Proposing Farm Program Payments Planted Acres

first_imgOn Tuesday, Nov. 19, ASA the National Corn Growers Association and the U.S. Canola Association sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate agriculture committees (attached) proposing a compromise on the issue of tying farm program payments to planted acres. The organizations offered the proposed compromise as a way to break the deadlock on the issue of current vs. decoupled acres, with the hope that farm bill negotiators then can conclude the farm bill conference. The three organizations have strongly opposed “recoupling” payments to current plantings because it would distort production in years of lower prices and could trigger WTO challenges, similar to the Brazil cotton case.The proposal would use the average of planted acres during the five years previous to the current year as the payment base for both the revenue and the price programs. The average would move forward, adding and dropping a year every year, in order to remain as current as possible without including the current year, which would serve as a deterrent to building base.The organizations stated in the letter that, while this compromise is not their first choice for establishing payment acres in the commodity title, it would allow the farm bill to move forward.  Otherwise, we’ll likely see another extension of the 2008 Farm Bill, which would fail to provide the long-term certainty and confidence that farmers need to remain competitive.last_img read more

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Florida brewery creates edible 6pack rings for sea turtles

first_img(WSVN) – A Florida brewery has taken steps to help save turtles by creating edible six-pack rings.According to Saltwater Brewery’s Facebook post, the Delray Beach company launched their Eco Six Pack Rings earlier this year. The eco-friendly rings are available in South Florida stores, the company said, such as Publix, Total Wine, Whole Foods Market, Lucky’s Market and ABC Fine Wine and Spirits.A YouTube video by We Believers shows how Saltwater Brewery’s Eco Six Pack Rings not only feed turtles — they also feed fish and other sea animals. The rings are made of barley and wheat, which make them edible. They are also strong enough to hold each can.“Besides being 100 percent biodegradable, compostable and edible, they have to be strong enough to hold the weight and difficulty handling of the cans,” said Entelequia Inc. Chief engineer Francisco Garcia in the YouTube video.“We want to influence the big guys and inspire them to also get on board,” said Saltwater Brewery President Chris Gove in the YouTube video.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Serious injuries due to eight vehicle accident on A38 in Staffordshire

first_imgEmergency services are dealing with an eight-vehicle-accident on the A38 in Staffordshire. A number of people are believed to have been seriously injured in the accident on the southbound dual carriageway in Fradley. A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said firefighters from Burton and Barton were at the scene. She said: “We believe eight vehicles are involved but no one is reported to be trapped. “However some motorists are believed to have suffered injuries.” Firefighters first said they were on their way to the scene shortly after 5pm. Police have confirmed they are at the scene and are asking motorists to avoid the area. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Patrols are currently in attendance at a Road Traffic Collision on the A38 Southbound around Fradley and Hilliards Cross. Please avoid the area if travelling this way. We will update once the incident has been resolved.” Traffic England are reporting one lane is closed and 30 minute delays against expected traffic. We’ll bring you an update on this story when one becomes available. Read MoreTrains delayed and cancelled due to wind For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive .21:03Route now clearThe A38 is now clear19:20Lane still closedThe lane is still closed, according to Traffic England.18:1840 minute delays now reportedTraffic England are now reporting 40 minute delays on the A3817:5130 minute delays reportedTraffic England are reporting one lane is closed and 30 minute delays against expected traffic.17:44Police confirm they are at the sceneA Staffordshire Police spokesman said:Patrols are currently in attendance at a Road Traffic Collision on the A38 Southbound around Fradley and Hilliards Cross. Please avoid the area if travelling this way. We will update once the incident has been resolved.”last_img read more

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first_img Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Related Content Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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May 24, 2012 — A team of radiologist physicians, ultrasonographers and radiologic technologists will provide a series of didactic and hands-on medical imaging training sessions for local healthcare providers June 4-5 at Grace Children’s Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.These “Radiology Education Days,” expected to draw up to 70 healthcare professionals from across Haiti, are part of the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) ongoing response to the vast medical needs resulting from the 2010 earthquake that destroyed much of Haiti’s healthcare infrastructure — including radiology equipment, supplies and teaching materials that support day-to-day care.“This educational event is another important step toward restoring and strengthening radiologic care in Haiti and saving lives. The ACR and the radiology profession continue to invest time and resources to help rebuild and restore Haitian radiology infrastructure, including the hospital where the event will be held. We are proud to be part of this ongoing effort,” said Paul Ellenbogen, M.D., FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors.The ongoing ACR effort in Haiti is made possible, in part, by the Haiti Radiology Relief Fund, founded in the immediate aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. The Haiti effort is facilitated by the ACR Foundation International Outreach Program, which provides healthcare facilities around the world with radiological support — including equipment, supplies, education materials as well as radiologist, medical physicist and radiologic technologist volunteers.“The ACR recognizes both the immediate and longer term radiological needs in Haiti and elsewhere. We strongly urge all of those in the radiology community to help us provide an organized effort to help those who desperately need access to the care that we provide. Whatever you can give: your expertise, equipment, education materials or financial backing will be greatly appreciated and will help save and extend lives,” said James P. Borgstede, M.D., chair of the ACR Foundation International Outreach Committee.This most recent team of radiology experts to return to Haiti includes representatives from the ACR, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS).For more information: internationalservice.acr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img 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 Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… 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. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more 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 Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems News | May 24, 2012 Radiology Experts Return to Haiti Again to Educate and Equip Local Providers Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read morelast_img read more

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More people could be booking flights to Sri Lanka

first_imgMore people could be booking flights to Sri Lanka as the country begins to open up to tourism, the country’s deputy minister for tourism has said.The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau revealed that the country will be rebranded under the tag “Sri Lanka, A Small Miracle”, which replaces the existing “Sri Lanka, A Land Like No Other”.This has been welcomed by Faiszer Musthapha, who said the brand strategy had been “much awaited”.Dileep Mudadeniya, director of the bureau, explained that the exercise involved developing a single idea that could influence people’s perception of the country.”The challenge…was to find an idea that embraces the truth of the country which is relevant to the potential visitor,” he said.Mr Mudadeniya added that it was an “unfathomable mystery” how Sri Lanka managed to fit in so many natural attractions, including palm-fringed beaches, picturesque highlands and vast tea plantations.The country’s national airline, SriLankan Airlines, was founded in 1979 and offers flights to destinations in Asia and Europe. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedIsland idyll: how to have the best holiday in Sri LankaLet us take you on a tour of this colourful island idyll in the Indian Ocean, and we’ll give you some tips on how to get there, when to go and what you cannot miss!More Brits travelling on flights to Sri LankaIncreasing numbers of Brits are booking cheap flights to Sri Lanka thanks to the end of conflict in the country.Top 15 attractions and things to do in ColomboDespite being the largest city in Sri Lanka, Colombo is charming and laid back with plenty of things to see on a city break, from the relaxing waters of Beira Lake to the friendly locals in Dehiwala Zoo.last_img read more

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first_imgWhile asylum applications dropped by 54 per cent in the EU in the past year, Cyprus saw a rise of 43 per cent, Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides said.“It is a trend that concerns us and we will monitor it,” he said.Despite its size, the island has approved 57 per cent of the applications, a considerably higher rate than the EU average of 39 per cent, he added.To date, Cyprus has afforded protection status to around 7,500 people – 1,065 were granted refugee status and over 6,500 got subsidiary protection.The overwhelming majority were from Syria, the minister said. Some 2,300 asylum applications were still pending.“Beyond the numbers, something that we ought to be concerned with is the trend of migration flows,” Petrides said.Between September 2014 and today, some 1,400 people arrived in Cyprus on boats while a large number of asylum seekers came through the Turkish Cypriot breakaway state in the north.August saw a 61 per cent rise in applications compared with the previous year, he said.Petrides said though the numbers may seem low compared with those in bigger countries, they were not negligible for a small country with a small population like Cyprus.“According to official data from Eurostat, Cyprus ranked fourth in asylum applications in proportion to its population – 894 applications per one million people – among the EU 28 after Malta, Greece, and Luxemburg, with not much difference from the top three,” Petrides said.He said Cyprus, and the EU, must draft a more comprehensive migration policy that will safeguard the demographic identity of the population.As regards resources, by the end of 2015 Cyprus had drawn €65m for projects related to migration, inclusion, asylum, and managing the island’s external borders.European resources will be increased by 25 per cent, or €82m, in the new period 2014-2020.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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