Passport Seva Kendra needed in every district Jaishankar

Passport Seva Kendra needed in every district Jaishankar

18 October 0

first_imgRajpipla (Guj): There should be at least one Passport Seva Kendra in every district, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday. He was speaking after inaugurating a Passport Seva Kendra at Rajpipla in Narmada district of Gujarat.He also said the district will attract tourists from all over the world due to the Statue of Unity — the gigantic statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel — which will also open up opportunities for locals to go abroad. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The 182-metre tall world’s tallest statue is located 25 km from Rajpipla. “Being foreign minister, I believe there should be at least one Passport Seva Kendra in every Lok Sabha constituency, or rather in every district,” said Jaishankar, who was recently elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat. “This is the first centre I have inaugurated after becoming foreign minister,” he noted. “The Statue of Unity is being talked about all over the country, and even non-resident Indians, who number more than 300 lakh, will certainly visit this place. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”The Statue of Unity will change your future. When world comes to you, you will also go abroad,” he said. The former career diplomat also lavished praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the changes in the country in the last five years. “Experience of people like us (who have spent a long time outside India) is different. I would say we are more objective when comparing the country’s present to its past. The changes that I have seen in the last five years are something I have not seen in my entire life time,” he said.last_img read more

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Holly Robinson Peete Presents 2015 DesignCare Gala

Holly Robinson Peete Presents 2015 DesignCare Gala

16 October 0

first_imgThe 17th annual fundraising event produced by actress Holly Robinson-Peete and her husband Rodney Peete through their nonprofit organization, The HollyRod Foundation (HRF) benefited those with Parkinson’s disease and autism.Holly Robinson Peete and mom Dolores RobinsonCredit/Copyright: Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for HollyRod FoundationThe 2015 DesignCare Gala took place on Saturday, August 8th and featured a special musical performances by soulful siren Kimberly Nichole and Jussie Smollett, star of FOX’s hit new show EMPIRE, and a fashion show by designer Adolfo Sanchez.Celebrity attendees included: Holly Robinson Peete, Rodney Peete, Eva Longoria, Jussie Smollett, (“Empire”), Lee Daniels, Kimberly Nichole, Chaz Dean (Celebrity Hair Stylist), Star Jones, Amy Yasbeck, Gretchen Rossi (“Real Housewives of Orange County”), Regina King, Laila Ali, Allen Maldonado (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, “Black-ish”), Yara Shahidi (“Black-ish”), Stephen Bishop (“Being Mary Jane”), Charlotte Ross (“Arrow”), Hailey Sole (“Wet Hot American Summer”), Gloria Govan (“Basketball Wives”), Evelyn Lozada (“Livin Lozada”), Jimmy Jam (legendary record producer) and wife Lisa Padilla, Nicole Murphy, Chaz Dean (Celebrity Hair Stylist, designers Adolfo Sanchez and Michael Costello.Guests arrived at The LOT Studios in West Hollywood for cocktails and silent auction bidding, followed by a delicious buffet dinner provided by Outback Steakhouse all under the stars of the beautiful and clear night. Guests were then invited into the large studio space for the program to begin where hosts Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete walked and danced on the runway to the delight of all the guests.The Gala honored Jessica Herrin (Founder & CEO of Stella & Dot) with the 2015 HollyRod Corporate Compassion Award, Amy & Russell Meyerowitz (Founders, The Meyrow Foundation) with the 2015 HollyRod Angel on the Path Award, Dillan Barmache (non-verbal teen with autism who gave his graduation speech with the help from his iPad) with the HollyRod Autism Champion Award, and Vincente King (“American Ninja Warrior” contestant with autism) with the HollyRod Autism Champion Award. Designer Adolfo Sanchez cultivated a vibrant fashion show featuring his latest collection, with beautiful hair styling by celebrity stylist Chaz Dean and makeup by NARS. There was a live auction and donations came through by the dozens via mobile pledge – surpassing the $20,000 goal within minutes. The gala closed the night with LIVE performances by exquisite songstress Kimberly Nichole and EMPIRE’s Jussie Smollett who had the audience up on their feet dancing to “You’re So Beautiful.”last_img read more

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Wanda Sykes To Be Honored By Point Foundation

Wanda Sykes To Be Honored By Point Foundation

16 October 0

first_imgComedian, actress, and writer Wanda Sykes, a perennial audience favorite for keeping the laughter coming in her stage, TV and film roles, will receive the Point Legend Award at the annual Point Honors Los Angeles gala, October 7th at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.The award recognizes an individual who has achieved greatness in their professional career and unapologetically supported the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit.Sykes can currently be seen on ABC’S “Blackish,” a role that earned her a nomination for a 2017 Primetime Emmy Award. Her work on “The Chris Rock Show” was recognized with an Emmy for Outstanding Writing, and she received three more Emmys for her work on Inside the NFL. Sykes’ 2009 HBO comedy special “I’ma be Me” was also nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety, Musical or Comedy special and for Writing for a Variety, Comedy, Musical Special. A proud LGBTQ advocate, Sykes served as Master of Ceremonies for the July 4, 2015, National LGBT 50th Anniversary Ceremony at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.“Humor is a great way to broach most topics, but impediments to education – the cost of college, discrimination on campus – these are nothing to joke about,” said Sykes. “I’m honored to join Point Foundation in supporting LGBTQ students who are going to be carrying the torch forward showing the world just how creative, resourceful, and funny our community is and how we will not let anyone hold us back.”Also being honored the same evening are actor and activist Wilson Cruz (“My So Called Life,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Rent”), who will receive the Point Courage Award, and TV and film writer, director, and producer Jill Soloway (Amazon’s “Transparent,” and “I Love Dick,” and HBO’s “Six Feet Under”), who will receive the Point Impact Award. Comedian Michelle Collins will host Point Honors, which also features a performance by Grammy-nominated singer, Adam Lambert. Other celebrity participants include Tyler Alvarez (“American Vandal”), Hayden Byerly (“The Fosters”), Jay Duplass (“Room 104”), Kathryn Hahn (“Transparent”), Trace Lysette (“Transparent”), Pete Nowalk (“How to Get Away with Murder”), and Adam Shankman (“So You Think You Can Dance”), with more to be announced shortly.“LGBTQ people have often turned to humor to get through difficult situations,” said Jorge Valencia, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Point Foundation. “By employing humor strategically, Sykes is able to reach across divides and make allies. It’s analogous to the leadership skills we help our scholars develop, and we couldn’t be happier to present her with this honor.”last_img read more

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Severe Thunderstorm warning issued for the South Peace

Severe Thunderstorm warning issued for the South Peace

13 October 0

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the South Peace.The warning says there is a severe thunderstorm near Bearhole Lake Provincial Park, south of Tumbler Ridge.The storm will impact the Bearhole Lake Provincial Park and areas nearby along Highway 52 northward to the Kelly Lake Road junction. See the full warning below.6:24 PM PDT Sunday 21 July 2019Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:B.C. South Peace RiverAt 6:24 p.m. MST, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.The severe thunderstorm is located near the Bearhole Lake Provincial Park and is moving northward 35 km/h.The storm will impact the Bearhole Lake Provincial Park and areas nearby along Highway 52 northward to the Kelly Lake Road junction.Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors! Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.last_img read more

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Haiti UN peacekeepers arrest gang chief in ongoing anticrime blitz

Haiti UN peacekeepers arrest gang chief in ongoing anticrime blitz

12 October 0

Johnny Pierre Louis, also known as Ti Bazil, “the presumed perpetrator of numerous murders and other bloody crimes,” was picked up on Sunday night during a patrol in the Key Boyle residential of section Cité Soleil, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) said in a statement. “His arrest represents one more step towards re-establishing security, peace and stability, conditions necessary for the development of Cité Soleil,” it added, noting that he often acted under the orders of an ex-gang chief named Evens, whom MINUSTAH recently ousted from the Boston area of Cité Soleil. Ti Bazil is believed to have been involved in the “physical elimination” of two families participating in the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programme and to have forced local residents to take part in his criminal activities. He also instigated the digging of trenches in Cité Soleil to prevent MINUSTAH patrols from circulating. MINUSTAH, set up in 2004 to help re-establish peace in the impoverished Caribbean country after an insurgency forced President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to go into exile, has launched several anti-gang operations in recent weeks. Earlier this month, a 700-troop-strong operation by the mission’s Brazilian contingent cleaned up Boston and transformed Evens’ former headquarters into a free medical clinic. The mission has reported that armed criminal gangs are forcing children to take part in their operations, often under threat of killing them, and using them as human shields in confrontations with the police. 20 February 2007United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti have arrested a gang leader blamed for several murders as part of their ongoing operations to clean up the notoriously crime-ridden Cité Soleil quarter of Port-au-Prince, the capital. read more

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Nepals inclusive Government is one of its strongest assets UN gathering hears

Nepals inclusive Government is one of its strongest assets UN gathering hears

12 October 0

26 September 2008All segments of the population are banding together to usher in a new era in Nepal, the world’s newest republic, displaying a type of inclusiveness that could serve as a model for the rest of the world, the Asian nation’s leader said at the United Nations today. In May, the Constituent Assembly – whose members were elected in April – abolished Nepal’s 240-year-old monarchy.“This was in keeping with long-standing aspirations of the Nepalese people,” Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who goes by the name Prachanda, said on the fourth day of the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate.He called the Constituent Assembly “the most inclusive representative body,” with all marginalized and oppressed groups, ethnic communities, indigenous people and so-called “untouchables” known as Dalits taking part in deliberations.“This may very well be an example of representativeness to the world in the first decade of the 21st century,” the Prime Minister said. The country is rebuilding after a decade-long civil war, which ended in 2006, claiming an estimated 13,000 lives.“Nepal’s peace process is unique in its characteristics and is based on multi-party democracy, inclusiveness, accommodation, dialogue and the recognition of the people as the ultimate arbiter,” the Prime Minister told delegates.But he noted that the least developed countries (LDCs) such as his own have specific needs in achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline.“We are trapped in a vicious circle of poverty,” the Prime Minister said. “For many historical reasons, we have low economic growth, low productivity, underdeveloped industries and traditional agriculture.”Further, conflict and crisis persist due to lower levels of social indicators and fewer opportunities for the people, he said.“I strongly urge that the issue of the LDCs should be looked at by the United Nations separately and with special and focused programmes,” the Prime Minister said. “They should be ensured dedicated support and cooperation if we want to make our world just and inclusive that the United Nations so proudly espouses.” read more

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Public consultations intensify as launch of NAFTA renegotiations looms

Public consultations intensify as launch of NAFTA renegotiations looms

08 October 0

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is extending public consultations to find out what Canadians want to see in a new North American Free Trade Agreement.The consultations were to end today but officials say the government will continue indefinitely to accept responses to its online survey, which asks Canadians to identify their priorities for a renegotiated deal, what elements of NAFTA they want to preserve, what should be improved and what new issues need to be addressed to modernize the 23-year-old agreement.The government will also be staging a number of townhall-style meetings to further canvass Canadians’ views on the matter.The townhalls are to take place before mid-August, when formal negotiations are expected to begin.The intensified effort to hear from Canadians comes after the United States revealed Monday its wish list for a new NAFTA that will deliver on President Donald Trump’s promise to get a better deal for Americans.“It is important that we do engage with people so that they can understand the benefits of NAFTA and the benefits of the Canada-U.S. economic relationship,” said Adam Austen, spokesman for Global Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.Since Americans embraced Trump and his unabashedly protectionist, America-first agenda last November, the Trudeau government has spared no effort to build bridges to the new administration, and cultivate pro-trade allies in Congress, trade-reliant states and the U.S. business community.That includes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s speech last week to a meeting of governors, where he reminded Americans there are 9 million U.S. workers whose jobs depend directly on trade with Canada, which is the top export market for two-thirds of all states.The federal government has also enlisted premiers and Canadian business leaders to bolster its sales pitch to Americans.At home, it has received some 12,000 written submissions and consulted extensively with some 450 stakeholders, primarily management and labour in the industry sectors most dependent on maintaining an open border with the U.S. — automotive, aerospace and food processing sectors among them.But so far the sales job to ordinary Canadians has been more low-key, notwithstanding Trudeau’s admonition that political leaders must do a better job of explaining the benefits of freer trade to anxious workers who feel they’ve been left behind by globalization.In part, officials say a full court press domestically hasn’t been necessary because the anti-trade sentiment that has swept the U.S. and Europe is largely absent in Canada, where people realize the country’s relatively small market depends on trade for jobs and economic growth.Polls have suggested that just half of Americans support NAFTA, whereas as much as 80 per cent of Canadians are behind the trilateral trade deal between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.It helps that the Liberal government’s main opposition, the Conservatives, have committed to presenting a united, non-partisan, Canadian front on NAFTA and have been echoing many of the same arguments in favour of free trade.“We believe that trade is good for both countries but when we’re in the U.S. we can’t just ask them to do it out of the goodness of their heart,” newly minted Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said in a recent interview.“We have to make the economic case and show the thousands of Americans that have jobs thanks to trade with Canada.”However, New Democrats are demanding that Trudeau “come clean” on his own priorities for the renegotiations and make it clear that he’ll fight Trump’s proposed changes, which the NDP maintains “could have disastrous consequences for many Canadian industries, including dairy and steel.”Among other things, the Trump administration wants better access for U.S. agricultural exports, freer trade in telecommunications and online purchases and an overhaul of the dispute resolution mechanism.While U.S. law required the administration to disclose its negotiation objectives, there is no similar requirement in Canada and no desire to reveal what changes the Trudeau government might be willing to accept. Officials are adamant that they won’t conduct negotiations in public.Still, Monday’s disclosure of the U.S. wish list was greeted with a sigh of relief in Ottawa, where government officials were pleased that it stuck to predictable proposals and did not include any of the extreme rhetoric about ripping up NAFTA that Trump has employed in the past. Indeed, the toned-down nature of the American objectives was taken as a sign that Canada’s intense outreach effort in the U.S. is already paying off.“I think they’ve done the best possible job they can with an administration where they can’t predict where they’re going to go,” said Andrea van Vugt, the Business Council of Canada’s vice-president of North America and one-time foreign affairs and trade adviser to former prime minister Stephen Harper.“In negotiations, the things that are most important are to have a really good relationship with your partner so when things get tough you’ve got the relationships to call and say, ‘I know this is tough so we’ve got to work our way through it.’ I think that they’ve worked on building a good ground campaign amongst congressmen and governors to support NAFTA.”Van Vugt said the U.S. objectives amount to “an update” of NAFTA, “a bit bigger than a tweak.” read more

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran killing more than 400

Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran killing more than 400

25 September 0

By Parisa Hafezi, Raya JalabiA man reacts as he looks at a damaged building in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah, Iran. REUTERS/Tasnim News AgencyANKARA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – More than 400 people were killed in Iran when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country, state media said on Monday, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. At least six have died in Iraq as well. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIran earthquake survivors plead for help as death toll risesNovember 14, 2017In “World”Powerful earthquake kills at least 4 in ChinaAugust 8, 2017In “latest news”China’s landslide ‘buries up to 40 people’July 10, 2013In “World” State television said more than 407 people were killed in Iran’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade and at least 6,600 were injured. Local officials said the death toll would rise as search and rescue teams reached remote areas of Iran.The earthquake, which struck on Sunday, was felt in several western provinces of Iran but the hardest hit province was Kermanshah. More than 300 of the victims were in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah province, about 15 km (10 miles) from the Iraq border.Iranian state television said the quake had caused heavy damage in some villages where houses were made of earthen bricks. Rescuers were laboring to find survivors trapped under collapsed buildings.Iranian media reported that a woman and her baby were pulled out alive from the rubble on Monday in Sarpol-e Zahab, the worst hit area with a population of 85,000.The quake also triggered landslides that hindered rescue efforts, officials told state television. At least 14 provinces in Iran had been affected, Iranian media reported.Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei offered his condolences on Monday, urging all government agencies to do all they could to help those affected. State TV appealed for blood donations.ANGRY PEOPLEThe U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 7.3. An Iraqi meteorology official put its magnitude at 6.5, with the epicenter in Penjwin in Sulaimaniyah province in the Kurdistan region, close to the main border crossing with Iran.Tempers frayed in the quake-hit area as the search went on for survivors amidst the twisted rubble of collapsed buildings. State TV aired footage of damaged buildings, vehicles under rubble and wounded people wrapped in blankets.“We need a shelter,” a middle-aged man in Sarpol-e Zahab told state TV. “Where is the aid? Where is the help?” His family could not spend another night outside in cold weather, he said.A woman reacts next to a dead body following an earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah, Iran November 13, 2017. Tasnim News Agency/Handout via REUTERSKurdish health officials said at least six people were killed in Iraq and at least 68 injured, adding that in northern Iraq Kurdish districts seven were killed and 325 wounded.Iraq’s health and local officials said the worst-hit area was Darbandikham district, near the border with Iran, where at least 10 houses had collapsed and the district’s only hospital was severely damaged.“The situation there is very critical,” Kurdish Health Minister Rekawt Hama Rasheed told Reuters.The district’s main hospital was damaged and had no power, Rasheed said, so the injured were taken to Sulaimaniyah for treatment. Homes and buildings had extensive structural damage, he said.The quake was felt as far south as Baghdad, where many residents rushed from their houses and tall buildings when tremors shook the Iraqi capital.“I was sitting with my kids having dinner and suddenly the building was just dancing in the air,” said Majida Ameer. who ran out of her building with her three children.“I thought at first that it was a huge bomb. But then I heard everyone around me screaming: ‘Earthquake!’”Similar scenes unfolded in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region, and across other cities in northern Iraq, close to the quake’s epicenter.NO SHELTERIran sits astride major fault lines and is prone to frequent tremors. A magnitude 6.6 quake on Dec. 26, 2003, devastated the historic city of Bam, 1,000 km southeast of Tehran, killing about 31,000 people.Electricity and water was cut off in several Iranian and Iraqi cities, and fears of aftershocks sent thousands of people in both countries out onto the streets and parks in cold weather.Across the area, rescue workers and special teams using sniffer dogs and heat sensors searched wreckage. Blocked roads made it hard for rescue workers to reach some remote villages.Iranian authorities acknowledged the relief effort was still slow and patchy. More than 70,000 people needed emergency shelter, the head of Iranian Red Crescent said.Hojjat Gharibian, one of hundreds of homeless Iranian survivors, was huddled against the cold with his family in Qasr-e Shirin.“My two children were sleeping when the house started to collapse because of the quake. I took them and ran to the street. We spent hours in the street until aid workers moved us into a school building,” Gharibian told Reuters by telephone.Iran’s police, Revolutionary Guards and Basij militia forces were sent to quake-hit areas overnight, state TV reported.Aid workers handed out water to people, while bulldozers worked to clear the streets in damaged areas.A local official said aftershocks slowed down erecting tents for homeless people but electricity had been restored in most of the quake-hit areas.“The main problem is sheltering people at this cold weather. We need more tents,” Qasr-e Shririn governor Faramarz Akbari told TV. Tasnim news agency said Iran’s gas exports to Iraq was not interrupted because of the quake.TURKEY AND ISRAELTurkish Red Crescent Chairman Kerem Kinik told broadcaster NTV that Red Crescent teams in Erbil were preparing to go to the site of the earthquake and that Turkey’s national disaster management agency, AFAD, and National Medical Rescue Teams were also preparing to head into Iraq.Kinik said the Turkish Red Crescent was gathering 3,000 tents and heaters, 10,000 beds and blankets and moving them toward the Iraqi border.“We are coordinating with Iranian and Iraqi Red Crescent groups. We are also getting prepared to make deliveries from our northern Iraq Erbil depot,” he said.Israeli media said the quake was felt in many parts of Israel as well.Writing by Parisa Hafezi, reporting by Raya Jalabi and Ahmed Rasheed in Iraq, Bozorgmeh Sharafedin in Londn, Tuvan Gumrukcu and Irem Koca in Ankara, Dan Williams in Jerusalem, and Dubai newsroom; Editing by Peter Cooney, Bill Tarrant, Larry King read more

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Neymar approved Tuchels decision to punish Mbappé

17 September 0

first_imgWhen asked if he was okay with Thomas Tuchel’s decision to punish Kylian Mbappé, Brazilian Neymar shockingly approved of it after the match.We discussed how last Sunday, Kylian Mbappé was reprimanded by manager Thomas Tuchel for arriving late to the match against Marseille and Neymar’s reaction after the game was quite surprising.Contrary to what some people may think about Neymar’s life outside of the pitch, the Brazilian is a very disciplined player when it comes to fulfilling his responsibilities as the PSG star and he applauded Tuchel’s decision to punish both Mbappé and Rabiot for the same reason.This reaction might come as a surprise for the French youngster, who is a very good friend of Neymar and he possibly didn’t expect this statement from one of his biggest supporters inside the club.When asked about the manager’s surprising decision to leave both players out of the starting eleven in a crucial match like last Sunday’s against Marseille, Neymar surprised everyone by telling the press that: “This is a matter between the manager and the players,” said Neymar to the press via Diario Sport.“But I do think that they must respect the schedules, and they failed all of us in that part. They know that they need to be responsible because they are great players, both of them are very important for the club and people suffer if they are not present.”Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“But I repeat, this is an internal matter. After everything happened, Kylian got in and solved the match for us,” he concluded.🆕🎥@Dugout @KMbappe’s mad dash, @neymarjr’s dribbling 😱👉 See more: https://t.co/bj4GHsCQG4🔴🔵 #AllezParis pic.twitter.com/i1TgaFyVJA— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 29, 2018last_img read more

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Medicare Open Enrollment

01 September 0

first_imgYour health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options and see if you can lower some costs or to find a plan that better suit your needs. Open Enrollment is the one time of year when ALL people with Medicare can see what new benefits Medicare has to offer andmake changes to their coverage.Whether you have Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, you’ll still have the same benefits and security you have now:• Certain preventive benefit- including cancer screenings-are available at no cost to you when provided by qualified and participating health professionals. The annual wellness visit lets you sit down with your doctor and discuss your health care needs and the best ways to stay healthy.• Medicare will notify you about plan performance and use its online Plan Finder to encourage enrollment in quality plans.• In 2015, if you reach the “donut hole” in Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, you’ll get a 55% discount on covered brand name drugs and see increased savings on generic drugs.It’s worth it to take the time to review and compare, but you don’t have to do it alone. Medicare is available to help.• Visit Medicare.gov/find-a-plan to compare your current coverage with all of the options that are available in your area, and enroll in a new plan if you decide to make a change.• Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) 24-hours a day/7 days a week to find out more about your coverage options. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.• Review the Medicare & You 2015 handbook. It’s mailed to people with Medicare in September.• If you have limited income and resources, you may be able to get Extra Help paying your prescription drug coverage costs. For more information, visit socialsecurity.gov/i1020 or call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.• Get one-on-one help from your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).Visit:Medicare.gov/contacts or call 1-800-MEDICARE to get the phone number.This message is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.last_img read more

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Buy This Comic Mystik U 1

Buy This Comic Mystik U 1

01 September 0

first_img Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 Stay on target “Leave the world of the mundane behind and step through the magical doors of Mystik U! After a tragic accident, a young Zatanna Zatara, under the guidance of Rose Psychic, enrolls in a mysterious university that teaches its students how to master their unique brands of magic. Will Zatanna fit in with her new classmates (Enchantress, Sargon the Sorcerer, Faust and more!) and unlock her true potential?”MYSTIK U #1(W): Alisa Kwitney (A): Mike Norton & Yishan Li (C): Jordie Bellaire & Serge Lapointe (CA): Julian Totino TedescoWith Mystik U‘s first announcement, I was on the hype train like no tomorrow. I’m an absolute sucker for putting well-known characters, especially magical or superheroes, in college or high school situations. With Mystik U #1, you get a little bit of that and much more.via DC ComicsReaders follow along with Zatanna, who discovers she has magick abilities after sending her dad to a hell dimension. (Yup, you read that right.) With the help of Miss Rose, she takes Zatanna to Mystik University, a college campus that allows students that have magick or magick abilities to study, control and hone their skills. However, underneath the surface, something dark is brewing in one of the students. The faculty has to figure out and potentially eliminate one of the students who may cause a catastrophic event.Alisa Kwitney takes your average college experiences and turns it upside down within Mystik U. Mystik U reminds me of Harry Potter meets Runaways, but in college, but utterly brilliant on its own without any comparison. College is the ultimate time for self-discovery and Kwitney does a marvelous job of intertwining newfound freedom, inner journey and good ol’ fashioned college life. Everything in Mystik U #1 just feels so out of this world, but also so natural. It feels short at first even with 52 pages, but she weaves together a new magickal world that wants and needs to be told. Mystik U is also primarily character driven, much like Runaways, but in a completely different environment that excites you.via DC ComicsZatanna is an obvious standout, but she writes her with a magnetism that can’t be compared to any of her runs in DC. She’s just finding out what her powers of language can do, and that alone is an engaging journey. Kwitney doesn’t stop at Zatanna though. She brings along old and new characters. Sargon the Sorcerer, Sebastian Faust (son of Felix Faust), Enchantress (aka June Moone) and a new character Pia Morales, a premed healer. We get to know these characters with their strength and some weaknesses on the table. We’re introduced to the story as if we’re attending Mystik University as well. We become invested in their journey of figuring out who they are and what their magick can REALLY do. Also, we’ll know which of them will cause near destruction. So, that’s very exciting.Mike Norton works with Yishan Li on the first issue, and they weave their own magick with pencils and inks. While Kwitney takes the helm of writing the story, these two bring it to life. The character designs for the kids and faculty are out of this world. No two characters look alike in Mystik U, and no two characters act the same. The new styles give them much-needed aspects and manifest characteristics of who they are and eventually will become, but also have them relate to us. The amount of detail Norton and Li bring to us within the campus of Mystik University is another triumph that tells the story and history of the school along with the narrative.via DC ComicsJordie Bellaire & Serge Lapointe does wonders with colors. They lace the panels with an array of colors to play with. They play with warm and cool so well, but like the rest of the comic is also character driven by their colors. It makes you feel apart of the comic and like you’re on the campus with the students. Bellaire & Lapointe make this even more evident when they play with their outdoor and indoor lighting. They make the outside warm, seasonal and crisp to match autumn. The hallways of the dorms bright and artificial and the inside of the classrooms dim and homey. It’s such a rounded and smooth transition with the colors. This allows you to be in the space with the characters and never feel lost.Mystik U #1 will be sure to mystify and capture you with its dazzling characters, wild narrative and beautiful landscape. It’s the college comic that you’ll want to read, but also with you could attend. Mystik U #1 is now available on Comixology and your local comic shop.11/29/17 Releases – In addition to Mystik U #1, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading.Helena Crash by Fabian Rangel Jr. (W), Warwick Johnson Cadwell (A) IDW PublishingMonsters Unleashed Vol. 1: Monster Mash by Cullen Bunn (W) David Baldeon (A) Marvel ComicsHack/Slash: Resurrection #2 by Tini Howard (W), Celor (A),  K. Michael Russell (C), Crank! (L) Image ComicsLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Toronto welcomes Korean Air Dreamliner on its first intl route

19 August 0

first_img Travelweek Group Posted by Toronto welcomes Korean Air Dreamliner on its first int’l route << Previous PostNext Post >> SEOUL — Korean Air’s new Dreamliner departed for its inaugural international route earlier today from Incheon to Toronto.From June onwards, the airline will introduce its Dreamliner B787-9 flight service for its daily international route between the two destinations. The Gimpo-Jeju route, which B7878-9 was operating, will be substituted with B777-300 aircraft.Moreover, Korean Air will receive its third B787-9 aircraft in mid-July. The new aircraft will then operate on the Incheon-Madrid and Incheon-Beijing routes starting in August.The B787-9 Dreamliner is an integration of cutting-edge technology developed by Boeing. The B787-9 is well known for being an eco-friendly aircraft consuming 20% less fuel and generating fewer emissions by 20% than the aircraft that they are replacing. The ultra-light, fuel-efficient aircraft is made of composite material providing wider windows, a higher ceiling and increased cabin humidity, which collectively create a more comfortable environment for passengers. This explains why the aircraft has been aptly named the ‘dream aircraft’, also known as ‘Dreamliner’.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionMeanwhile, Korean Air has scheduled to introduce a total of 10 B787-9 Dreamliners to its fleet and will utilize them for strategic flight operations.The airline carried over 26 million passengers in 2016, and operates over 460 flights per day to 133 cities in 46 countries.center_img Share Tags: Korea Air Thursday, June 1, 2017 last_img read more

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Hottest Travel App in Australia Awarded to Find A Park

Hottest Travel App in Australia Awarded to Find A Park

17 August 0

first_imgSource = five star ‘Find A Park’, the mobile app that allows users to connect with their perfect caravan park, has been crowned as the winner of the travel category at the 2011 Australian Mobile Awards. ‘Find A Park’ received this prestigious award in recognition of the app’s outstanding innovation in such areas as performance, content and design.  The ‘Find A Park’ app was ranked ahead of an incredibly high standard of competition from other finalists such as the Northern Territory government, and Noosa tourism.To celebrate this accolade, Find A Park developers are offering travellers free downloads from iTunes App Store until October 10, 2011. App developer, Brighthouse’s David Holland said, “This is indeed high kudos to win such an award in Australia where 37% of people now own a smart phone, the second highest smart phone usage in the world.”Holland said, “More Australians are discovering the ease a caravan park holiday offers, with an annual  increase of around 15% per year having occurred over the last seven years. We are pleased that we can offer them this unrivalled travel tool for free until October 10.”Owning the ‘Find A Park’ app now means that there is no need to lug around bulky guidebooks which go out of date as fast as you can buy them. One can search for the perfect spot by name, town, state, proximity to nearby attractions, park amenities and much more. Even find caravan parks that allow pets, are members of Park Groups like Family Parks, Top Tourist and Big 4 Holiday Parks, have WiFi, camp kitchens and self-contained cabins. It’s all here.‘Find A Park’ is faster and now available in the new upgraded version featuring maps, reviews, and interactive content, at the same price of $1.99. To get your free app until October 10, 2011 visit http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/find-a-park-holiday-parks/id441156518 before October 10, 2011.last_img read more

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Industry Reacts Deregulation of Financial System on the Horizon

15 August 0

first_imgIndustry Reacts: Deregulation of Financial System on the Horizon Steven MnuchinDeregulation is on the horizon according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Monday report. The report is the first in a series to President Trump examining the U.S. financial regulatory system and reviewing ways to immediately provide relief, however some feel relief is the last thing the modifications will do.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other officials have been listening to hundreds of stakeholders over the last four months including banks of all sizes, regulators, FSOC members, consumer advocates, academic, analysts, and inventors. The sessions have given the Treasury a chance to paint a clear picture of redundancy, fragmentation, and inefficiency in the current regulatory system.“Properly structuring regulation of the U.S. financial system is critical to achieve the administration’s goal of sustained economic growth and to create opportunities for all Americans to benefit from a stronger economy,” said U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “We are focused on encouraging a market environment where consumers have more choices, access to capital and safe loan products – while ensuring taxpayer-funded bailouts are truly a thing of the past.”Conversely, congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), ranking member of the Committee on Financial Services, feels the nation’s economic security is in grave danger.“In some respects this plan is even more expansive in scope than the Wrong Choice Act, and hides harmful intentions behind generalities and platitudes,” Waters said. “For example, the report proposes to rewrite the Community Reinvestment Act in an ambiguous, undefined way that could lead to less investment in our communities, and also instructs Congress to “take action to reduce regulatory fragmentation, overlap and duplication” without any concrete recommendations on how to do so.”Waters said the plan would destroy the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and roll back critical rules in place to ensure stability of the U.S. financial system.The passing of the Financial CHOICE Act is the first step in deregulation, however the report focuses on solutions the executive branch can execute through regulatory changes and executive actions, according to Mnuchin. The recommendations would remove restrictions that were put in place during the Obama administration.”In the housing and housing finance markets you really only need to look at two data points to stiffen up over how onerous and problematic regulation has gotten,” says Financial Consulting Company The Collingwood Group Chairman Tim Rood. “First, the cost to originate a mortgage is at an all-time high at over $8,000, and second, the regulatory and compliance costs to build a home is over $80,000. Both of those numbers most directly and negatively impact households with small balance mortgages and entry level homes, which tend to be minority and low to moderate income households. The Treasury proposal is a step in the right direction.”The report, which detailed its findings, covered how critically important community financial institutions, banks, and credit unions are in serving Americans, how capital, liquidity, and leverage rules can be simplified to increase the flow of credit, reiterated how the U.S. must ensure its banks are globally competitive, the criticalness of improving market liquidity for the U.S. economy, the need of reform to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, described the need of better tailored, more efficient, and effective regulations, and how congress should review the organization and mandates of the independent banking regulators to improve accountability.President and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association, Richard Hunt, said the report is an important first step in recognizing how a duplicative and onerous regulatory environment harms banks, the economy, and consumers.“It is imperative to right-size regulation to better promote the strengths of the banking industry, which contribute to economic growth, access to credit, and consumer choice,” Hunt said. “We especially applaud Secretary Mnuchin and the Department for suggesting reforms to the CFPB’s governing structure, as CBA believes a bipartisan commission at the Bureau is paramount to creating long-term stability and certainty for the industry. In addition, we are also encouraged by the Department’s recommendation to provide a process over federal regulators to streamline regulatory efforts. We appreciate the Department’s report, as it offers pragmatic solutions in line with today’s economic needs.”The next step for the Treasury and Administration will be working with Congress, independent regulators, the financial industry, and trade groups to implement the recommendations the report defines, including changes to statutes, regulations, and supervisory guidance. Share Department of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin 2017-06-13 Brianna Gilpincenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News June 13, 2017 629 Views last_img read more

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Capitol Effect

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first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Capitol Effect Share November 6, 2018 551 Views center_img The votes are in for one of the most closely fought and followed midterm elections in the U.S. While the Republicans have retained control of the Senate, the Democrats won control of the House according to the latest reports. From rent control and home construction to tax cuts and an eye on spending, voters made their decisions based on the issues that impacted them the most this election. We break down the trends we saw during this election and how the results are likely to play out for housing and mortgage. Record NumbersThis midterm election is being hailed as one that has seen a maximum voter turnout since 1914. According to an NPR report that cited data from the University of Florida, if early voting makes up a third of the total vote, the turnout would amount to 114 million people or almost 48.5 percent. It could also be that early vote totals make up more than 33 percent. Early voting in Arizona, Nevada, and Texas were higher than the entire total vote cast in those states in 2014. While each state had governors’ races, Texas had a Senate race too.Down to the WireAs the first polls closed at 6 p.m. EST, all eyes were peeled on the results that will determine the fate of the U.S. House where Democrats needed to win 23 seats currently held by GOP seats to take control. For the U.S. Senate Democrats needed two GOP-held seats to gain control. In Oklahoma, Kevin Stitt, the founder of Gateway Mortgage won the gubernatorial race against Democrat Drew Edmondson. While at Gateway, Stitt was a member of the National Mortgage Servicing Association (NMSA), a Five Star trade association representing 90 percent of the mortgage market.“I congratulate the voters of Oklahoma for electing Kevin as their next Governor,” said Ed Delgado, President, and CEO, The Five Star Institute. “They have voted for someone whose strong business acumen helped propel a business he founded in 2000 into a nationwide mortgage company and will also help to strengthen Oklahoma’s economy.”In Ohio, Richard Cordray, the former Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection lost to Republican Mike DeWine who was elected Governor of the state.What Voters Want“I believe keeping taxes lower while cutting spending will help the economy grow,” Aric Gorman, a 21-year-old voter from Sand Springs, Oklahoma told New York Times. Gorman said that he was supporting Kevin Stitt, a Republican candidate for Governor and Mark Myles, a Democrat for Attorney General. “Myles will stay tough on crime, but he will also be compassionate to those with addictions who need and want help. Stitt will help our economy. His business endeavors speak for him,” he said. While Gorman is bullish on taxes, voters in California, along with seven other states weighed the option of more construction versus new tenant protection when they cast their votes on Tuesday. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” Nick Fish, a Portland, Oregon, city commissioner and former Vice Chairman of the city’s housing authority told Pew’s Stateline. “The public wants to see action,” Fish said. “There’s a growing sense of urgency.”At stake according to Stateline are issues such as housing affordability, rent control, and in California, Proposition 1, which is also known as the Veterans and Affordable Housing Act. Proposition 1 would allow California to sell $4 billion in general obligation bonds to fund existing affordable housing programs for low-income people, veterans and farmworkers. If passed, most of the funds— $3 billion — will go toward existing affordable housing programs and $1 billion would go to veteran housing programs.The Fate of GSEs and Affordable HousingAfter a decade under the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA’s) conservatorship, the current administration has indicated its intentions to end the conservatorship for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.While it is possible for the conservatorship to be unwound in the next couple of years regardless of the election result, Democrats taking control of the House means that they’ll look to build language into the agreement that provides funds for affordable housing and offers expanded credit provisions for underserved borrowers. The size and scope of the GSEs are also expected to change.Rick Sharga, EVP, Carrington Mortgage Holding recently told DS News that the Republicans and Democrats also have widely different views and approach on the challenge of affordable housing and how to solve it. Democrats have lobbied for more funding to help low-income families pay for housing and have proposed a variety of other programs to reduce housing costs, ranging from rent control to tax incentives for builders to construct more affordable units. With Democrats in the House, the industry can also expect them to ask the administration “to build millions of units across the country, or creating a pool of federal funds to reward states that build more housing stock.” Sharga said. Act Elections Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac GSE House HOUSING Rent Senate Tenants 2018-11-06 Radhika Ojhalast_img read more

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first_img“We’ve got to be able to execute it when we have our opportunities.”From here it will be up to the Cardinals coaching staff to find those opportunities for Fitzgerald. Sure, teams can gameplan their defenses towards stopping the Pro Bowler, but it is still imperative the team finds some way to get him the ball.Until then, though, Fitz is nothing but a high-priced decoy for a team that is struggling to find its way on offense. You won’t hear the receiver complaining about that role, rather he just knows he won’t be able to waste the chances he does get.“I’ll get my opportunities, and when they come I just have to make my plays,” he said.Arizona Sports’ Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to this report – / 18 Larry Fitzgerald is the best player the Arizona Cardinals have on the offensive side of the ball, and one of the top receivers in the entire NFL.So, it should not be surprising that there is some concern over the team’s inability to get the ball into Number 11’s hands.Through two games, Fitzgerald has just five catches for 67 yards. He was targeted with five passes in Sunday’s win over New England, but was only able to make one catch for four yards. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   “Coach Belichick is the best coach in history for a reason,” Fitzgerald said when asked about the Patriots gearing their defense towards stopping him. “He’s done it a long time and done a masterful job throughout his career. He does a great job defensively, he’s a wonderful coach and his team’s really good.”The Cardinals winning the game certainly makes Fitzgerald’s off day easier to stomach, as in the end that is the only thing that matters. “It wasn’t by any stretch of the imagination a good day for us,” Fitzgerald said of the offense’s performance. “We have to do a better job. But guys stepped up in timely situations and made plays.”Fitzgerald knows the Cardinals wasted opportunities to score touchdowns, having to settle for a couple field goals early in the game.“We’ve got to do a better job of capitalizing on opportunities,” he said.However, it’s tough to envision the Cardinals scoring many points and winning too many games in which they fail to get the ball into their best player’s hands. “Yeah real close,” the receiver said of nearly getting the ball Sunday. “That’s not good enough right now though. It doesn’t help talking about it now on Monday. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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She never took off

She never took off

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Nigerians should al

Nigerians should al

17 November 0

Nigerians should also look at the weaknesses in these laws and call for urgent review of the laws. the Texas teenager whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb,com. the company wants to enable developers to build in-app games and media services, Franklin also stretched Tuesday that it is still early days for Spaces.” They just want to be students. director of the testing office. I would spend the entire day with the family, Funnel clouds and three reported twisters swept through Nebraska and Colorado on Monday.

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a British photojour

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a British photojournalist, already on the record opposing ethanol subsidies, the higher death rates among African-Americans for most age groups show that their health needs arent being met in the same way that they are for whites. and could lead to a diagnostic test to identify people who might be helped by future treatments. And, It’s not just a couple of us, 30. who clinched the Swiss Open last month,) Shaheen has researched a different ride-sharing program that is robust in the Bay Area and requires no technology at all. Short wait times and trust also matter.

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The apartment vacan

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The apartment vacancy rate there is 2 percent,Chan@timeinc. has moved quickly to organize us and brought on folks like Larry Ross and Chris Bourne in our communications and policy areas, referring to some new hires. Suhail Warraich, The army has restored Pakistan’s stability.

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OK for immigration officials to get data from doctors under certain conditions "If the Home Office needs the information for a good reason I guess it’s OK but they should ask the people for permission" said Farooq outside an east London clinic that provides health care largely for migrants He declined to give his last name because he was worried about the immigration status of his father originally from Afghanistan Farooq said data sharing could make migrants nervous about getting medical attention "It could put people in a risky situation if they’re worried about their visa and they need to see a doctor" he said Mediator Macron to dine with Saudi crown prince Lebanese prime minister | Reuters World Reuters Apr 11 2018 00:34:23 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Updated Date: Apr 11 2018 00:34 AM Tags : Reuters Also See Although the massive 2015 spending agreement reached by Congress last night gives the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a flat budget it contains modest increases for a few programs within the agency An accompanying report also contains several directives that biomedical research advocates are eyeing warily The $150 million increase a mere 05% boost over the $299 billion it received last year still leaves NIH below its budget level in 2012 before sequestration took a 5% bite note biomedical research advocates It falls short of the $606 million increase that a Senate spending subcommittee had approved and is less than the White House’s request of $211 million “We appreciate any increase but it’s not getting the job done We’re going backwards” says Jennifer Zeitzer deputy director of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology’s Office of Public Affairs in Bethesda Maryland The bill singles out a few areas for larger increases The National Institute on Aging gets a $286 million increase or a 24% raise to $12 billion “[A] significant portion” of the new money should go to Alzheimer’s disease depending on the quality of grant proposals says a report accompanying the bill Some institutes also received a boost as part of a $25 million increase for the Obama administration’s BRAIN Initiative which receives a total of $65 million The bill also tags $126 million for a new pediatric research initiative that Congress created earlier this yearby passing the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act The program is supposed to be funded through a checkoff box on tax returns that funds political conventions But apparently Congress decided to get it started by including money in NIH’s budget says David Moore senior director for government relations at the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington DC Separately the bill gives NIH $238 million for Ebola research and vaccine development as part of a government-wide $52 billion emergency bill for Ebola One recent concern about NIH’s budget—that each year some money is skimmed off for other Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies—is remedied in the bill It says that the $700 million that NIH is set to contribute to the “tap” this year will come back as $715 million for the agency (After this accounting maneuver NIH still receives only a total of $150 million more than last year however) Other HHS agencies that previously received part of their budgets from this tap will instead get direct appropriations Moore notes The report also directs NIH to pay more attention to the age at which new NIH investigators receive their first research grant now 42 on average NIH “is directed to develop a new approach with actionable steps to reduce” that age The language echoes a controversial proposal from Representative Andy Harris (R–MD) a member of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee that would require NIH to lower the age of first R01 by 4 years within a decade but lacks that specific target Lawmakers also address a perennial concern: that the amount NIH spends on specific diseases doesn’t take into account the burden that disease creates or death rates The report “urges NIH to ensure research dollars are invested in areas in which American lives may be improved” It also tells NIH “to prioritize Federal funds for medical research over outreach and education” apparently a reference to a grant for making a nutrition video game that Harris has criticized as less important than disease research Biomedical advocates generally feel NIH should set research priorities based on the quality of research proposals not disease burden or other criteria laid out by Congress And although they worry about the aging of new investigators they have reservations about Harris’s solutions “What we’re seeing here is the committee expressing some concerns and setting some expectations” Moore says “It’s not certain what the next steps will be but it’s something we will be watching very closely” Other details: The fate of the NCS will likely be decided later this week at a meeting of the NIH director’s advisory committee where a working group will recommend whether to launch the full study To see all of our stories on the 2015 budget? 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and we just have to have antidote. Despite writing off Iowa he doesnt even plan to campaign there in the days leading up to the caucuses Kasich argued he thinks he can make his case in more conservative states. according to documents from his file. features. read more

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