HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s health minister says he believes there is timely access to abortion services in the province despite calls from advocates to improve access.Randy Delorey said Thursday the province has taken steps to improve access to abortion services, including funding the abortion pill in November 2017 and giving Nova Scotians the option to self-refer for an abortion earlier this year.Delorey said it’s his understanding that most women get “relatively timely access” of within a day or two because of dedicated spots available for ultrasound services at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, which handles 80 per cent of abortions in the province.“The information that I’ve been provided shows that the services being made available are available when they are needed,” Delorey told reporters at the legislature.The call for better access came after The Globe and Mail’s Atlantic bureau chief published an account of her experience hitting multiple roadblocks while trying to get an abortion in Nova Scotia, before eventually flying to Toronto for the procedure.Although Delorey won’t speak to that specific case, he says abortion services are managed by clinicians who are following national guidelines and recommendations.He said clinical guidelines are not managed by the government.“My understanding is there are national clinical guidelines and best practices that set those parameters,” Delorey said. “The question about at what point and when services are provided are not government policy positions … and I will continue to defer to the clinicians to make those appropriate determinations.”In Nova Scotia, patients can have a medical abortion using pills up to the ninth week of pregnancy while surgical abortions can be obtained up to 15 weeks into a pregnancy.The Health Department says three regional hospitals offer abortion services in addition to the primary location at Halifax’s QE II facility.It says physicians and nurse practitioners are able to prescribe Mifegymiso and the department has recorded 62 different prescribers to date.
Housing Works honored the work of Actor, Producer and Activist Zachary Quinto, famed interior designer, Jamie Drake and activist Mary Fisher at their annual Groundbreaker Awards Dinner last week at Metropolitan Pavilion.Zachary Quinto attends Housing Works Groundbreaker AwardsCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesThe annual event, hosted by HGTV host Genevieve Gorder, benefits Housing Works’ efforts to provide supportive services and housing to New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and homelessness.Barbara Bush kicked off the award presentations honoring Mary Fisher for her work supporting those living with HIV/AIDS. While fight back tears, Bush praised Fisher for using her voice to speak out about contracting HIV and her life living with the disease. Fisher has written several books on the subject and has used her artwork and design collaborations to raise money for fighting AIDS.“I think of Housing Works as a living testimony of truth,” Fisher said with conviction in her acceptance speech. “They are helping people living with HIV/AIDS who are not the needy and the despised. They are the courageous who have not given up or give in. They are role models for survival.”ELLE DECOR editor-in-chief Michael Boodro presented the ELLE DECOR Heart of Design Award to Jamie Drake. In his acceptance speech, Drake reflected on why he got involved with Housing Works.“I know that my initial commitment to helping those with HIV came with the loss of some of my dearest friends in the 1980s and 1990s – Kevin, Keith, Len, Larry, Robert – I could go on and on. I so very often think of you all in silently saying your names in the conversations we have together in my mind. Tonight I say them out loud. And in accepting this Award, I honor them and thank them in helping me to help others,” Drake said.Zachary Quinto addressed the room after being introduced by Genevieve Gorder to discuss his decision to come out as an openly gay man in 2011 in direct response to a large number of nationwide suicides in the LGBT community, particularly of 14-year-old Jamie Rodemeyer.“I didn’t consult any of my representatives or advisors or friends or family. I didn’t worry or care if the move would diminish career opportunities or negatively impact how I was perceived in the entertainment industry,” Quinto said. “I simply stood up. I was a witness in my truth. And while I couldn’t help Jamie, or any of his fallen comrades, I was set free in a way that could potentially benefit thousands of other LBGT youths still struggling to find a purpose and place in an often cruelly and unsupportive circumstances.”All three honorees accepted their Awards to standing ovations from the room of more than 350 guests.Support for the Groundbreaker Awards is provided by ELLE DECOR, Chateau D’Esclans, Double Cross Vodka, Whispering Angel, Playmates Toys and DRAKE/ANDERSON.Housing Works is a New York-based organization that provides supportive services and stable housing to the homeless and individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The non-profit works with advocacy offices across the country and abroad to fight for funding and legislation to ensure all people living with HIV/AIDS have access to quality housing, healthcare, prevention information and other life-sustaining services.
OTTAWA – American imports into Canada could fall by $3.3 billion under the recently rebooted Trans-Pacific Partnership, the federal government has concluded, sparking fears the new pact could hurt the ongoing NAFTA renegotiation.The text of the 11-country Pacific Rim trade deal — a pact President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of last year — was released late Tuesday, but a Global Affairs Canada analysis of the deal also delves into the impact on the North American Free Trade Agreement talks, which are to resume in Mexico City next week.The Trump administration has blasted trade deficits with Canada as an underlying reason for wanting to renegotiate or tear up NAFTA. The Canadian government rejects that position, saying the statistics don’t back the U.S. deficit assertions.But the most recent analysis of the new TPP — known by the acronym CPTPP — predicts lower U.S. imports into Canada.“Under the CPTPP, Canadian exports to the United States are not expected to change significantly as the United States is not party to the CPTPP. However, there would be a decline in imports by Canada from the United States, resulting from erosion of U.S.’s NAFTA preferences in the Canadian market,” the analysis says.“Total Canadian imports from the United States are projected to fall by $3.3 billion, led by a decline in automotive products imports.”Flavio Volpe, the president, of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, says that will hurt Canada at the upcoming NAFTA round, where auto remains a major obstacle between Canada and the U.S.“The report states that U.S. imports into Canada would drop $3.3 billion, mainly in automotive. If true, that is a gap smart U.S. negotiators could then be seeking to close in NAFTA 2.0,” said Volpe.David Worts, executive director of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association of Canada, said he saw no connection between the two trade deals.Worts said the government’s analysis of the CPTPP doesn’t take into account the bilateral side letter on autos between Canada and Japan that he said recognizes U.S. safety standards in Canadian-built vehicles and has an enforceable dispute-settlement mechanism.“These are significant improvements over the original TPP,” he said.But that side letter and others with Malaysia and Australia have yet to be made public. International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has said a side letter with Japan guarantees greater access and enshrines a dispute resolution mechanism.The New Democrats criticized what they said was the late release of the text ahead of a planned signing of the deal on March 8.“The multiple side letters that have been completed, including ones relating to protection of our culture and automotive sector, will not be released until after the official signing of the deal,” said Tracey Ramsey, NDP trade critic.The government’s analysis also says, “production in the automotive sector is expected to rise very modestly, by $206 million.”The analysis concludes: “The impacts on the automotive sector are slight, with a small increase in output and exports.”Volpe dismissed those predicted gains as insignificant. He said the gain would amount to only $171 million by 2040.“Contextually, the Canadian auto sector ships about $85 billion in goods annually. This 22-year increase represents approximately 0.2 per cent on that number and when one accounts for inflationary dynamics, this represents a serious decline in real dollars.”The government analysis also concluded that the agreement would generate long-term economic gains for Canada totalling $4.2 billion, up from the $3.4 billion that was expected under the old TPP. The increase is due to improved access to member nations in the absence of U.S. competition.The analysis also said the gains would cover a broad range of sectors, including some agricultural products such as pork and beef, wood products, machinery and equipment, and transportation equipment.Canadian food producers are enthusiastic about the new TPP and the government’s predictions of increased pork and beef exports to Japan. The analysis predicted pork exports to rise by $639 million, or 36.2 per cent, and beef to increase by $378 million or 94.5 per cent.John Masswohl, the international relations director of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, predicted Canada would make gains in Japan at the expense of the U.S., which exports about $1 billion a year worth of beef to that country.“We feel pretty good about being able to take a chunk of that from them.”
Kolkata: The state government is laying emphasis on developing alternative hubs for the manufacture of electronic equipment, ranging from mobiles, drones, solar and other components.”We have developed three Electronic Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs) at Naihati, Falta and Sonarpur. The lands for all these EMCs are ready for allotment. Apart from mobile manufacturing, we are welcoming solar, drones, robotics and LCD TVs in these clusters as well,” a senior official of the state Information Technology & Electronics department said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAdditional Chief Secretary of IT&E Debashis Sen recently visited the EMC at Naihati situated on 70 acres of land and took stock of the services on offer. “The facilities in this park have been developed by WEBEL. A site office will come up soon. We are expecting a lot of electronic units here as the place has its locational advantage. It is an hour-long drive from the city and is very close to the industrial park of West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation,” the official added. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to a senior official from WEBEL, the EMC at Falta has 70 acres of land while the one at Sonarpur has 10 acres. The state government has already invited applications from investors across India for setting up electronic manufacturing units on developed land parcels in these parks. The land allotment will be processed on first-come first-serve basis. It may be mentioned that the rise of mobiles in India has been phenomenal, driven by the cheapest data in the world. In 2011, there was only one mobile manufacturing unit in the country, whereas now there are more than 400 with most of them located around Noida. The move on the part of the state government assumes significance with a top US based advocacy group recently claiming that about 200 US companies are seeking to move their manufacturing from China to India after the general elections.
Rabat – The announcement was made at a press conference held on the sidelines of the Arabian Travel Market, jointly hosted by World Travel Awards (WTA) President Graham Cooke, Moroccan Minister of Tourism, Lahcen Haddad, and Chairman of Innovate Marketing Solutions, Mohammed Arkobi.Speaking at the event, the WTA president said: “This is a momentous day for World Travel Awards and for the Moroccan tourism industry.”“Morocco is the ideal destination for World Travel Awards; growing rapidly to become the leading tourism destination in the region.” “There is so much to offer, from the beaches of Agadir, to the splendor of the Atlas Mountains and the cosmopolitan chic of downtown Rabat.”The first event will take place in the beautiful city of Marrakech later this year.“Securing hosting rights for the World Travel Awards Grand Final is just the latest coup for Morocco, which has been able to use its reputation as one of the most politically stable destinations in the region to significantly increase its tourism revenue in recent years,” said Cooke.“One of North Africa’s top tourist destinations, its dusty deserts, snow-capped Atlas Mountains, medieval medinas, and pristine beaches continue to delight and amaze visitors, said the Moroccan minister.“Hosting the World Travel Awards Grand Final will be a defining event in enhancing the awareness of the Kingdom of Morocco among the most powerful leaders of the travel and hospitality industry.”“We are true believers that Morocco will be among top 20 tourist destinations in the world shortly”, said the chairman of Innovate Marketing Solutions who added “We believe in Moroccan hospitality and Moroccan ability.”The World Travel Awards Grand Final will follow a series of regional Gala Ceremonies, with events this year scheduled for Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Athens (Greece), Quito (Ecuador), Abuja (Nigeria), New Delhi (India), and the island of Anguilla in the Caribbean.World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.Today, the WTA brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.Celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2014, World Travel Awards, or WTA, – also called the “Oscars of the travel industry” – has grown into the most prestigious travel industry awards program in the world.Launched in 1993, the awards, features the winners from six regional ceremonies progressing to the grand final at the end of the year.
The Elections Department announced that elections to the Eastern, North Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces will be held on September 8 this year.The term of all three provinces were dissolved through an extraordinary gazette notification last month and nominations were accepted from political parties and independent groups till today.
The UN Information Services (UNIS) in Bangkok, together with the Software Industry Promotion Agency (SIPA) of the Thai Ministry of Information Communication Technology, today announced a region-wide short animation competition as the first activity of the year-long birthday celebrations.“Animation is a wonderful way to communicate the United Nations’ message of peace, security and human rights for all,” UNIS official Evelyn Domingo-Barker said of the competition, which covers UN work in six areas – reducing poverty and hunger, universal education, gender equality, improving health for all, ensuring sustainable development and promoting world peace. Entrants must be citizens of the Asia-Pacific region and can use any animation technique, including 2D cartoon animation, computer-aided 3D animation, clay animation or digital interferences on a visual product, as long as copyright rules are respected. Entries, which must be under five minutes, can be submitted by post or online no later than 1 October. There are two categories – youth (25 years old or below), and public – with three prizes in each category totalling $15,000. Winners will be flown to Bangkok to collect their prizes and participate in the UN Day celebrations on 24 October.
by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 29, 2014 3:30 pm MDT TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,960.51, down 16.41 points):B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down one cent, or 0.44 per cent, to $2.28 on 11 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Up three cents, or 0.80 per cent, to $3.77 on 8.2 million shares.Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Up 30 cents, or 0.75 per cent, to $40.53 on 5.1 million shares.Carlisle Goldfields Ltd. (TSX:CGJ). Miner. Down 0.5 cents, or 16.67 per cent, to 2.5 cents on 5 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurance. Down nine cents, or 0.42 per cent, to $21.54 on 3.9 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down seven cents, or 1.03 per cent, to $6.72 on 3.9 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (TSX:CP). Transportation. Up $3.85, or 1.68 per cent, to $232.43 on 586,165 shares. The Calgary-based company has received approval to more than double the amount of stock it can purchase under its 2014-15 share buyback program, having reached the maximum available under the initial plan. The company will now be able to repurchase and cancel up to 12.65 million common shares by mid-March 2015 — an increase of 140 per cent from the previous limit.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Down 20 cents, or 0.37 per cent, to $53.61 on 2.1 million shares. The company is looking to diversify beyond its core North American oil shipping business, eyeing opportunities to grow its presence outside of Canada and the United States and invest in more natural gas pipelines and power generation. CEO Al Monaco told shareholders Tuesday its vast North American oil network will contribute the “lion’s share” of earnings through 2018, but Enbridge will look for ways to become a bigger player in areas that only contribute about 10 per cent of its earnings today.Sherritt International Corp. (TSX:S). Miner. Down 39 cents, or 11.17 per cent, to $3.10 on 2.4 million shares. The Toronto-based company has released new reserve and resource estimates for the Ambatovy mining project in Madagascar, showing increased economically viable tonnage but lower nickel and cobalt ore grades. Ambatovy is one of the largest holdings for the company, which co-owns the mining operation with Sumitomo of Japan, Korea Resources, and Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) Engineering. Down 15 cents, or 0.29 per cent, to $51.57 on 331,593 shares. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX
A lounge in the International Centre provides a meeting place for international students.Staff in the various units that serve international students are seeing more of each other these days. And students are having an easier time finding them.This is thanks to the new International Centre, a three-storey building that opened its doors last month.While the offices of International Services, International Market Development, ESL Services and others used to be scattered throughout the main campus – many with offices in the Decew Residence – the departments have new digs with more space and contact with the students they serve.The building includes a dozen seminar rooms, lounges for faculty and staff and a bright and spacious international students’ lounge. Offices for Brock International, International Services, ESL Services and International Market Development are located on the second floor. The third floor includes offices for the Department of Classics, an archeology workroom and a Cypriot museum.The new building allows staff members who work on behalf of international students to meet more of them face to face, said Sheila Young, director of Brock International.“It’s such a pleasure to see how well used the international lounge is,” said Young, whose office looks out on the space. “If you come here between classes or at meal times, you’ll see how busy it is.”With the new building, “international students have a place,” said Jackie Sanders, associate director of ESL Services. “They feel the university respects them. And all the international offices really benefit. We can all work much more closely together. This really does give us an international presence.”Work began last March with a ground-breaking ceremony for the Norman Road project. The International Centre is 46,000 square feet, located east of 573 Glenridge Avenue and west of Quarryview Residence. The project is part of the Campaign for a Bold New Brock. An official opening ceremony is expected in the fall.The space means Brock’s international offices can do more of what they’ve been doing for years — serving students, said John Kaethler, director of International Services.“We have more extra space than we did before, and that will help us be of service to international students as well as Canadian students,” he said. “It’s a lovely building and we look forward to being of more service.”
Last week, the basketball website Ballislife.com tweeted a fun exercise, asking NBA fans to pick their dream starting five. The catch? It assigned dollar values to each legend and set up a monetary constraint which no lineup’s total cost could exceed. Do you want Michael Jordan as your starting shooting guard? OK, but he’ll cost you $5 of the $15 you have, so now you have just $10 of cap money to spend on four other players.It’s an entertaining spin on the classic “dream team” debate (although I’ll leave the basketball arguments to others). A few days later, though, Matt Henderson created his own version for hockey, giving us $18 to spend on our post-expansion NHL all-star team:Neil Greenberg, who runs The Washington Post’s Fancy Stats blog, posted his dream team analysis Thursday, and I thought it would be fun to take another look at the pros and cons of dream team building from an advanced stats point of view.GoalieEven at $4, Dominik Hasek is a steal. (As Greenberg noted, Hasek’s save percentage was much better than that of contemporaries like Martin Brodeur, even though Hasek is worth only $1 more than Brodeur by Henderson’s values.) In fact, during his career, Hasek was the outlier of all goaltending outliers. Because of the large influence of random variation in save percentages, most goalies can’t consistently distinguish themselves very much from an average netminder. But Hasek seemed to be the exception. In his career, he allowed 79 percent as many goals per shot as the league did, and was one of the only goalies ever to consistently sustain a very high level of play over a number of consecutive seasons. Hasek’s basically a no-brainer as the goalie for this team.As an aside, if Hasek had not been available, it might have made sense to buy the $1 goalie (in this case, Ed Belfour, a fine goalie who allowed 93 percent as many goals per shot as the league over his long career) and spend more on building a strong lineup of skaters. Because it’s difficult to predict how well a goaltender will play in a given season (much less a series or a game), it doesn’t usually make much sense to sink a huge percentage of a team’s payroll into one of them — a good piece of strategy in this exercise and in life.DefensemenThe four most valuable non-goalie seasons ever according to Tom Awad’s all-in-one stat Goals Versus Threshold (GVT; think Value Over Replacement Player for hockey) belong to Bobby Orr. Orr costs the maximum “salary” here ($5), but the difference between his production at his peak (an average of 45.6 goals above replacement per year in his best five seasons, with a career-high of 49.5 in 1970-71) and that of the next-best defenseman is truly massive. Among the next-best available D-men, neither Paul Coffey, Larry Robinson nor Denis Potvin ever produced a GVT better than 31.1 in any of their seasons.Speaking of Larry Robinson, it’s worth noting that he costs only $2 in salary despite putting up some of the best seasons by a defenseman in NHL history. In 1976-77, Robinson notched 85 points (ranking 12th among all players, not just defensemen) and set the non-Orr record for highest plus/minus in a season with a +120 mark. That performance was worth 30.4 goals above replacement in GVT’s estimation; Robinson also had five other seasons of at least 19.9 GVT, giving him a higher five-year peak than Nicklas Lidstrom despite Lidstrom costing more than twice as much in Henderson’s dollar values.CenterThe second-best non-goalie ever by peak GVT is Wayne Gretzky, who owns the two best non-Orr seasons ever by a skater (each were worth more than 43 GVT). Gretzky also costs the maximum ($5), which, when combined with the salaries of Hasek, Robinson and Orr, will leave only $2 to spread across two wingers. But like Orr and Hasek, Gretzky’s production was such a radical outlier that he’ll be worth the price. (For one thing, there’s plenty of evidence backing up the notion that super-elite playmakers, such as Gretzky and Mario Lemieux, can have a dramatic positive influence on teammates’ shooting percentages.)WingsOn the wings, we’re now essentially “stuck” with $1 pickups Jari Kurri and Johnny Bucyk as Gretzky’s linemates. There are a couple of reasons why this isn’t a bad thing, though. First (and this should be self-evident): Kurri and Bucyk are both Hall of Famers! It’s not like we’re picking from the dregs of the hockey universe here. In fact, Kurri and Bucyk had better GVT numbers in their best five seasons than Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille did in theirs, despite Hull costing four times as much as Kurri and Robitaille costing five times as much as Bucyk. Secondly, statheads have found evidence that — despite the importance placed on strong depth in hockey’s conventional wisdom — building a top-heavy team with a few stars and a bunch of lesser players is not such a bad thing.So, there you have it, the best team our $18 could buy: Hasek, Orr, Robinson, Gretzky, Kurri and Bucyk. According to the average of each player’s best five seasons, our team would produce 200.3 GVT in a hypothetical full season.In a perfect universe, our team would face that of Greenberg (Hasek, Mark Messier, Bobby Hull, Mike Bossy, Lidstrom and Zdeno Chara) and everyone else in the Twittersphere, and settle the matter on the ice. Obviously, that can never happen — and maybe it’s more fun this way anyhow.
La Chine lance deux satellites de navigationLundi, l’agence Chine nouvelle a annoncé que le pays avait procédé tôt lundi au lancement de deux satellites de navigation pour le système Beidou destiné à concurrencer les systèmes américains, européens et russes.Les satellites chinois se multiplient dans l’espace. Lundi à 4H50 heure locale (dimanche à 20H50 UTC), le pays a en effet mis en orbite avec succès deux nouveaux engins destinés à évoluer en orbite moyenne et haute. Ils ont été lancés grâce à une fusée-porteuse depuis le site spatial de Xichang situé dans le sud-ouest de la Chine. À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?C’était la première fois que le pays lançait à la fois deux satellites de ce type. En effet, les engins mis en orbite sont des satellites de navigation censés rejoindre la constellation du système chinois Beidou. Un projet dont la réalisation a débuté en 2000. Celui-ci est censé concurrencer le Global Positionning System (GPS) américain, le système européen Galileo, et le GLObal NAvigation Satellite System (GLONASS) russe.Le premier satellite de la constellation a été lancé en 2007. Mais les décollages se sont multipliés depuis. Ainsi, avec les deux engins mis en orbite lundi, le système Beidou compte désormais 13 satellites. La Chine n’entend toutefois pas en rester là puisqu’elle a d’ores et déjà prévu de lancer trois autres engins en 2012. Le pays espère ainsi que d’ici 2020, son système de positionnement comptera 30 satellites et couvrira le monde entier.Le 1 mai 2012 à 19:06 • Maxime Lambert
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WASHINGTON (WSVN) — President Trump has canceled the White House Christmas party for members of the media, ending a decades-old tradition.Fox News reports the annual holiday event allowed attendees to bring members of their families, and featured an elaborate buffet with items such as crab claws and lamb chops.In previous administrations, the president and first lady would pose for photos with guests in attendance, a process that would take hours. But for last year’s party at the White House, the Trumps only made a brief appearance at the event.With no party for the press planned for this year, several other holiday events are still set to take place in the White House. Some media personalities considered to be favorable to the Trump administration are on those guests lists, including several Fox News hosts, according to the network.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The digital-first tactic, says Wells CEO Mitch Dunford, follows the same pattern as Wells Media’s Claims Journal brand. The staggered launch process helps build audience for one medium to leverage into the next, and vice versa. The first issue will feature a split run—with a subscriber version and a convention version. The latter, distributed to several conferences this fall, will feature an unconventional cover treatment—no cover lines.Wells Media Group’s vice president of content Andy Simpson says this will inspire curiosity. “We want people to be curious about it, open it up, and explore the terrific content. We want them to say, ‘What is Carrier Management?’”More on this topic Wells Media Launches New Website Forbes to Launch ForbesLife.com ‘We’re Not Hearing Anybody Walking Away From Print’ Martin Reidy Direct Business Media Launches New Print Title Former RBI Editor to Head New Association MagazineJust In BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the MovePowered by San Diego-based b-to-b publisher Wells Media, true to plan, has followed the February launch of its CarrierMangement.com site with a print magazine of the same name.The magazine is being distributed quarterly to a hand-picked subscriber list of 12,000 property/casualty insurance executives and board members. “We’ve spared no expense to create a high-impact medium for both readers and advertisers,” says Carrier Management publisher Mark Wells.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between April 14, 2019 to April 21, 2019 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierContested races for selectmen highlight election by Lizzy HillCommittee to be formed to discuss rink by Lizzie McDermottNorth Wilmington train station: Train schedule amendments considered for road safety by Lizzie McDermottBenefiting three communities: ‘Sole Sistas’ holding fundraiser for Relay for Life by Cassia BurnsWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunNone(NOTE: Cover photo is from WCTV’s Facebook page.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”
Mirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on Friday called on Boda municipality people to vote in favour of his party’s election symbol Sheaf of Paddy to bring happiness to the commoners.Fakhrul was addressing a roadside election rally at BRTC bus stand of Boda upazila town, as part of his campaigning for BNP candidate in Boda municipality elections Hakikul Islam.Addressing the party men, the BNP leader said, “Forget who got the nomination and work unitedly to ensure the victory of Sheaf of Paddy.”He alleged that the country was witnessing bad time. “There is no democracy in the country. We are deprived of all of our rights. There is no rule of law. People are being picked up and shot dead in broad daylight. And there is no justice.”Recalling one of the election pledges of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL), he said the AL had pledged to ensure rice at Tk 10 per kg, but today people don’t get rice even at Tk 60 per kg.He alleged that prices of essentials and agricultural stuffs have seen a sharp rise.
The high-level Justice A P Shah panel, set up to look into levy of MAT on FIIs, has begun consultations with stakeholders including an industry body which said it should not apply on such investors.The committee met representatives of Ficci, CII, Assocham and American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) as well as experts from KPMG, EY and Deloitte.It is scheduled to hold further consultations with Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and other expert groups. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashHeaded by Law Commission Chairman A P Shah, the panel was formally constituted in May with former Chief Economic Advisor Ashok Lahiri and Chartered accountant Girish Ahuja as other two members.In its representation to the committee, Assocham said the government should issue a clarification that Minimum Alternate Tax provisions were never intended and do not apply to FIIs/FPIs.“It is also requested (that you should) recommend to the Government to direct the Revenue authorities to stay the demand raised on FIIs/FPIs and not to take any coercive action, till the time the MAT issue is resolved. Also Read – Lanka launches ambitious tourism programme to woo Indian tourists“The above action would be in accordance with the Government’s intention of providing a non-adversarial and stable tax regime to the taxpayer in India,” the chamber said.Although the Shah panel has
Custom Windows 10 tiles for programs by Martin Brinkmann on June 15, 2016 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 2 commentsWin10Tile is a free open source program for the Windows operating system that enables you to create and set custom tiles for any Windows 10 start menu program.Microsoft brought the start menu back in Windows 10 which looks like a crossbreed between the Windows 7 start menu and the Windows 8 start screen interface.The start menu displays desktop programs and apps in its interface, and offers customization options to display program or app tiles directly when it is opened.All program or app links are only displayed as icons and not text. While you can change the size of tiles, there is no option to change their appearance easily.Custom Windows 10 tilesThat’s where Win10Tile comes into play. The program provides you with options to change most program icons displayed by the start menu of Windows 10.The portable program has been published on the XDA Developers forum. Just download it and extract it to the system to get started.You can run the program from any location, and will get an UAC prompt when you do which you need to confirm.The program displays all start menu entries in a long list on start which is problematic from a usability point of view as search or filter options are missing.The list is sorted alphabetically, but lists start menu programs from two different Windows locations one after the other. This means that you need to look for a program entry in two different locations.Creation of custom Windows 10 tilesThe creation of custom Windows 10 tiles for programs is relatively easy:Select the program you want to customize from the list of start menu items.A click on “select image” opens a file browser to set the 150×150 tile icon for it, and the “select 70×70 image” does the same for 70×70 tile icons.You may set a dark or light label for the icon, and select whether to show it.A click on save applies the customization, and the changes should be visible right away when you open the start menu.Please note that you don’t need to select images with exact dimensions. The tile icons may look stretched or out of place though if the image resolution differs too much from the target resolution.Win10Tile supports the creation of custom Windows 10 tiles for most programs but not all of them. Some use hardcoded tiles that you cannot modify. Additionally, the program does not support the creation of custom tiles for Windows Store applications.Summary12345 Author Rating2 based on 5 votes Software Name Win10TileOperating System WindowsSoftware Category PersonalizationLanding Page http://forum.xda-developers.com/windows-10/development/win10tile-native-custom-windows-10-t3248677 Advertisement
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News | Enterprise Imaging | November 17, 2017 Change Healthcare Research Finds States Remain Committed to Value-Based Payment Models Nearly half of all states have value-based targets or mandates, and just seven states have little to no activity around value-based payment models 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 November 17, 2017 — Alternative payment programs are now firmly rooted in state-level healthcare policy, as discussions regarding health reform continue in Washington, according to a new national study commissioned by Change Healthcare. The study found over 40 states pursuing value-based payment programs, with 15 multi-payer initiatives across those states.Moreover, 23 states have value-based targets or mandates that payers and providers agreed to achieve, 17 have or are considering adoption of accountable care organizations (ACOs) or ACO-like entities, and 12 have or are considering episodes-of-care programs. Just seven states have little to no activity around value-based payment models, according to the Change Healthcare study.These insights and more are revealed in Value-Based Reimbursement State-by-State. Published by Change Healthcare, the report and accompanying state-by-state matrix provide a detailed accounting of the alternative payment landscape in all 50 U.S. states plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.Readers can explore a wide range of approaches taken by the states, as well as examine significant variation in levels of sophistication, leadership commitment and resources devoted to the transition from fee-for-service to alternative payment models.”This report clearly shows that most of the country is committed to value-based payment as a key component of health reform in order to bend the cost curve and ultimately achieve the Triple Aim,” said Carolyn Wukitch, senior vice president & general manager, network and financial management, Change Healthcare. “To scale these complex payment arrangements, payers and providers will need to rely even more on their healthcare information partners to help them model, automate and analyze their programs to ensure cost savings, appropriate care and fast, accurate payment.”Value-Based Reimbursement State-by-State is based on an analysis of publicly available information compiled from May through October 2017. The study relies on information gleaned from primary sources, including state resources, federal government resources and contractors that participate in state-initiated value-based payment programs. In addition, data available from secondary sources was reviewed, including research reports from healthcare industry analysts; mainstream, business and trade media; and think tanks, public policy institutes and research institutes.The full report is available for download at StateVBRstudy.com. A supporting webinar on Nov. 15, produced in partnership with the HealthCare Executives Group (HCEG), examined state-level value-based payment initiatives. In addition to providing an overview of the report, the webinar featured insights from Brooks Daverman, the director of strategic planning and innovation for TennCare (Tennessee Medicaid), one of the leaders in state-level value-based payment innovation.For more information: www.changehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more