Exclusive Interview Stephanie Drapeau Talks About Her Visit To Baan Unrak

first_imgFresh back from the small village of Sangklaburi, Thailand, actress Stephanie Drapeau sat down with Misty Schwartz to share her experience at Baan Unrak with 150 children and one woman who changed all of their lives.Stephanie Drapeau Visits Baan Unrak In ThailandCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsWhat is Baan Unrak and what inspired you to go there?Well, Baan Unrak literally means “house of joy” in Thai and that is precisely what it is. It is a home of 150 children (ages 0-18) residing in a small village on the border of Thailand and Myanmar (Burma). Most of these children have either been displaced from the Burma conflict, abandoned by single mothers who could no longer care for them, or victims of human trafficking. Twenty years ago, a woman named Didi Devamala traveled to the Thai jungle and slowly but surely the locals brought her these children. With an open heart, she took them in and now she has an amazingly LARGE and loving family.I was inspired to visit Baan Unrak by my husband, Christian Drapeau, who had gone several times and been deeply impacted by the immense transformation of these children, especially considering their backgrounds. To learn of such a place, I had no choice but to follow my heart’s calling and go.Stephanie Drapeau And Her New Friends At Baan Unrak In ThailandCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsWhat was your experience of Baan Unrak? My experience mirrored that of every utterance my husband had shared, only I felt it within my own heart and saw it with my own eyes, which made it all the more palpable for me. Didi has created not only a home for the children, but a school (K-6), a garden to teach the children how to farm, a bakery for them to learn entrepreneurship, as well as a weaving center, designed to incentivize mothers to remain with their children by giving them jobs. She also teaches them meditation so that they can find peace within themselves, as they don’t always have a parental figure to lean upon.You know, there are so many incredible organizations in our world that aid in healing individuals and communities. But it seems a rarity that one person can create a place with so much love that the callous upbringing virtually disappears from the faces of the children. I’m so very grateful to have come across such a place in our world.Stephanie Drapeau At Baan UnrakCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsDo you plan to work with them? 

Oh do I ever! Yes. Our foundation (One World Foundation) is already working on a project that will help support their weaving center and we have another farming project underway. We have helped to develop the SÚK pants (www.buconscious.com), a hand-woven yoga-esque pant. 100% of the profits go back to Baan Unrak. Our long-standing aim is to bring Baan Unrak toward self-sufficiency so they can continue their mission without the pressures of constant fundraising.Stephanie Drapeau In ThailandCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsWhat part of your visit impacted you the greatest? 
 
Oh my, there are so many… I filmed a couple of scenes for a project while there, so I took a few hours to teach the kids about acting. When I was done, I asked a few of the girls what they wanted to be when they grew up…and they all answered “an actress!” Then they encircled me with a hug. I contemplated not coming home at that point. Another memorable moment was during a playtime activity where a group of 5 year olds were singing. One would sing, and the rest of the group would repeat the song. I was looking for the leader and I quickly realized that the “teacher” was in fact another 5 year old. The song ended in a silent meditation. To witness these little children meditating melted my heart. The maturity and wisdom they carry is unbelievable! Lastly, we interviewed Didi about her history and how she created this family of children. I felt like I was listening to the story of a modern day Mother Theresa. I was moved and inspired to the core. There were so many more experiences; I could go on for days.Stephanie Drapeau And Her New Friends In ThailandCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsHow do you feel that charitable endeavors shape your life as an actress?The more rich and dynamic my inner life is, the more creative depth I have to offer the role. It’s a matter of the exchange of energy. If I am both giving and receiving, then I am free to share as much of me as is needed for that role. But if I’m not taking part in humanitarian action on some level, something inside of me gets stuck and it directly impacts the work I do. It’s an added bonus that motivates me to stay involved in our global community.What projects can we expect to see you in?You can find me on CASTLE on ABC soon. I also have two films that will be released in January, 2013, CLOSURE and WEDDING DAY and several other films in development.Copyright ©2012Look to the Starslast_img read more

Boys Hope Girls Hope Of New York Honors Eli Manning At Its

first_imgOn Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Cipriani Wall Street, Boys Hope Girls Hope New York (BHGHNY), New York City’s only college access urban boarding program, will honor New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning with the Ann & Wellington Mara Award for his outstanding charity work in the community and with helping children in need.Randy Falco, President and CEO of Univision Communications, Inc., will be presented with the Vision of Hope Award, presented annually to an individual whose lifelong commitment to philanthropy, community service and to our nation’s youth has inspired, empowered, nurtured and encouraged others to succeed.Each year in May, BHGHNY holds the Vision of Hope Awards Dinner drawing nearly 1,000 influential guests and supporters. Held at Cipriani Wall Street, the gala is the organization’s main source of funding, often raising 65% of its annual operating budget.Co-founded in 1979 by New York Giants Owner, Wellington Mara, BHGHNY, is a regional and autonomous affiliate of Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH), an international charitable organization headquartered in St. Louis, MO with operations in fifteen U.S. cities and in Guatemala, Mexico and Peru. In Brooklyn, NY, BHGHNY operates a rigorous college preparatory boarding program in partnership with Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School and Cristo Rey Brooklyn. Using residences adjacent to the schools, BHGHNY works year-round to serve at-risk-low-income-first-generation-college-bound-students who have the ability to excel in a nurturing and demanding academic community. As the region’s only urban boarding program, BHGHNY is at the vanguard of youth development and its overall efficacy and approach continue to set new standards in student services and support.“Despite facing enormous challenges, the young men and women under the organization’s care exhibit grit and an uncommon motivation to pursue higher education and become productive and responsible citizens,” said Malick Fall, the organization’s Executive Director. “Over the course of the past four years, our students’ efforts and the generous funding of donors have led to overall program retention and graduation rates of 92% or higher and nearly 100% of graduates have gone on to higher education.”Some recent college acceptances include Princeton, Dartmouth, UPenn, Cornell, Barnard, Duke Georgetown, Holy Cross, Boston College, Brown, NYU, Williams, Swarthmore, Tufts, Hamilton, Colgate, the University of Virginia, Smith, Syracuse and the full range of SUNY and CUNY schools.Mark your calendars. Gather your friends. Celebrate the success that helped create and keep the doors open for deserving and motivated teenagers seeking to pursue higher education and becoming responsible and productive citizens. To learn more about the event, attend or sponsor the gala, call 718-638-1100 or visit click here. Follow Boys Hope Girls Hope New York on Facebook and Instagram.last_img read more

Mozambique UN agency supplies over 30 million to help poor farmers

Small farmers in Mozambique, where two-thirds of the population live below the poverty line, will be able to boost their incomes thanks to a new $31 million boost from the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).The new scheme seeks to help 200,000 smallholder farmers and 375 small-scale traders to market their surpluses more profitably to augment their earnings by improving the terms of trade for the planters.It will increase access to agricultural markets, as well as create stronger links between Government agencies, farmers’ organizations, agribusiness enterprises and service providers.The programme – co-financed by the group the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa – also aims to improve transport, leading to better access to markets and social services. 17 September 2008Small farmers in Mozambique, where two-thirds of the population live below the poverty line, will be able to boost their incomes thanks to a new $31 million boost from the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). read more

Australia PM Tony Abbott unseated by Turnbull

Liberal MPs also voted for Julie Bishop to remain deputy leader of the party. Mr Turnbull is expected to be sworn in after Mr Abbott writes to the Governor General and resigns. Australia is to have a new prime minister after Tony Abbott was ousted as leader of the Liberal Party by cabinet minister Malcolm Turnbull.In the hastily-arranged party leadership ballot, Mr Abbott, who had been plagued by poor opinion polls, received 44 votes to Mr Turnbull’s 54. Earlier on Monday, at a press conference in Canberra, Mr Turnbull said if Mr Abbott remained as leader, the coalition government would lose the next election.He said he had not taken the decision lightly, but that it was “clear enough that the government is not successful in providing the economic leadership that we need” and that Australia needed a new style of leadership. (Courtesy BBC) read more

Over six hundred Chadians returned home from CAR UN refugee agency says

The 609 Chadians were transported in two convoys, according to a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as part of an operation that is expected to be completed by early October.The most recent convoy was on Sunday, carrying 288 people from Bossangoa, CAR, to Amboko camp in south Chad. From there, UNHCR and its Chadian partners transport the returnees back to their home regions and villages, in some cases temporarily housing them in local schools or other buildings. As this is the rainy season, some returnees have to make the final leg to their villages on foot, cattle cart or canoe.From 1999 to 2001, UNHCR helped repatriate thousands of Chadian refugees. Those going back now had decided not to take part in that earlier repatriation operation and to remain in CAR, where they have been self-sustaining. With the growing insecurity in northern CAR since the end of 2004, the group approached UNHCR to organise their return to Chad. Many of the refugees reported attacks by bandits who stole their cattle and prevented them from working in their fields. At the same time, UNHCR is looking into reports from local authorities of some 170 refugees who may have crossed the border from northern CAR into Chad two weeks ago after fleeing attacks by armed groups on their villages. It is also continuing the relocation of more than 2,000 other CAR refugees who crossed over for similar reasons in August.Altogether, there are an estimated 40,000 to 45,000 CAR refugees in southern Chad – at least 10,000 of whom have fled the violence in northern CAR since June. There are another 200,000 refugees from Sudan’s Darfur region in eastern Chad. read more

Are you one of the 20000 running the Dublin Marathon Here are

first_imgAre you one of the 20,000 running the Dublin Marathon? Here are 26.2 tips to help prepare Do NOT forget the Vaseline at the start line! A fitness goal not written down is just an idea – get SMART and make it happen this winter Wednesday 26 Oct 2016, 3:48 PM https://the42.ie/3044729 By The42 Team Tapering: As the Race Day gets close you need to start thinking about tapering.  This is when you reduce the volume and intensity of your training to be rested and ready for the Marathon.Goal Setting: Knowing what you want to do before Race Day will make it easier to achieve.  Your goal should be relative to how you’ve trained.Race Route: Familiarise yourself with the route if you have time.  This can be done by driving it or just simply checking the map and elevation profile.  If you live locally then it can help to train on sections of the race route.Race Ready: Prepare everything well in advance.Tried and Tested: Race day is not the day to try out the new running shoes that you bought at the expo even if they are the same as you always use.  Stick with what you know and that also includes your race day breakfast and fuelling plan.GPS: If using a GPS or similar do make sure the battery is fully charged before race day.Confidence: Expect to feel nervous but take confidence from all the weeks and months of training that have helped get you to the start line.Support: 26.2 miles is a long way but you can make it seem shorter by arranging to have friends and family out on the route.  Tell them where you expect to be based on your predicted pacing and it’s worth deciding on whether they should stand on left or right hand side to ensure you don’t miss each other especially if you plan on being supplied with food or drinks.Expo: The Race Expo can be an exciting place but it’s best to get your business sorted as quickly as possible and don’t be tempted to do ‘too many’ laps of the Expo arena. Must remind myself of this tip.Sleep: The most important night’s sleep is the night before the night before the race so don’t worry about not sleeping too well on the night before the race as this is normal because of pre-race nerves.Night before: Prepare everything for race day in advance and double-check everything. Knowing you have everything sorted will make sleeping easier.  Don’t forget to set your alarm clock and maybe even a second one.Race Day: Plan your morning the day before and know your routine.  I sometimes prepare a checklist to avoid missing anything important and would always pin my number to my race T-shirt in advance.Breakfast: Stick with something tried and tested before training runs and don’t consume more than usual.  Do make sure to allow adequate time for digestion and if anything you could even eat a smaller breakfast.  Try to make this your most relaxing breakfast of the week.Travel: Allow sufficient time to arrive at the race start and allow time for parking and unexpected delays. Maybe check the race website for planned diversions due to the race taking place.Satellites: If using a GPS try locking onto the satellites before assembling around the starting area especially for city marathons amongst tall buildings which can delay getting a signal.  I usually leave my GPS on the car dashboard when driving to the race to pick up the signal and then switch it off until the race starts as it can be easier to reconnect with the GPS satellites once the initial fix has been established.Warm up: It’s worth doing even a short warm up as this is how you’ll know if your shoe laces are too tight or your shorts are on backwards.  No need to do too much as the early miles can be used to warm up proper but a few easy strides pre race can also help settle the nerves.Race Start: Arrive in good time to avoid any last-minute panic and sufficient time to allow for a warm-up and finding your friends or pacing groupDon’t Panic: When the race starts don’t get caught up in rush and don’t worry if you happen to be a few seconds off your target when you reach the first mile marker as it’s easier to claim back a few seconds than it is to pay back the oxygen debt from going off too fast.  Start off too fast and you could easily be on borrowed time.Limits: Know your limits and don’t be tempted to try run faster than you’ve trained for.  Having tapered and rested will leave you feeling fitter and stronger than you have felt during some of your training runs but this is when you need to exercise control and discipline.Pacing: It’s not the distance that will get you but instead it’s the pace.  Run at the pace you’ve trained for.Pacers: Run with one of the dedicated pacing groups if there’s one matching your goal time but don’t be tempted to run with a faster group if your time slot isn’t covered.  In this case you could step down and then when you feel comfortable consider increasing your pace.Negative splits: An even pace is best but if you decide to run outside of a pacing group or they don’t match your goal time then you can consider running a negative split.  This means running the second half of the marathon faster than the first half and can be more beneficial than running the first half too fast (positive splits).  Positive splits are usually a result of slowing through fatigue rather than planned.Water stations: Know the position of the water stations and use as required but be careful when passing through as this can be a dangerous part of the course with runners cutting across and discarding bottles.  Some aid stations also supply energy drinks and gels but today isn’t the day to try them for the first time (see Tip 5).  If you think you might use them then find out in advance the supplied brand and try them in training.Hills: If running with a pacing group then you can expect an even pace throughout which might make the hills feel quite tough.The wall: Don’t assume you’ll hit the wall but don’t be surprised and shocked if you do.  Your training should have pushed the wall far enough away that should make it avoidable if you stick with the pace for which you’ve you’ve trained.Post race: Plan your recovery before you start and with that in mind I’d pack a recovery drink in my kit bag.  Arrange a meet-up point for family and friends bearing in mind that the finish area will be quite crowded.Enjoy the race day experience as it’ll soon be just a memory.The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add! Add us: the42.ie Share222 Tweet Email4 center_img HOW’S THAT TRAINING coming along?Those of you gearing up for this weekend’s Dublin marathon have already completed most of your preparations but there’s always room for some last-minute tips to help you achieve the best result and the most out of your day. So, with the help of running coach John O’Regan, here are our 26.2 tips for running a successful marathon. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 10 Comments Oct 26th 2016, 3:48 PM Short URL 19,301 Views last_img read more

Evidence of Patrick Nevins Tinder use allowed in rape case because of

first_img THE SIMILARITY OF alleged attacks against three separate victims allowed a High Court judge in the trial of convicted sex offender Patrick Nevin to rule that the jury could hear the evidence of those allegations.Patrick Nevin (36), had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to rape of one woman at a location in Bellewstown, Co Meath on July 12, 2014 and was facing a three-week trial.Nevin was due to stand trial this week for the Bellewstown attack but after a legal ruling yesterday which allowed the prosecution to introduce evidence of the other allegations, he changed his plea to guilty.Before that trial began Alex Owens SC, prosecuting, applied to the court to allow “conduct evidence” to be heard by the jury.This is evidence of similar behaviour, in this case Nevin’s use of Tinder to approach two other women and then driving them to a secluded location to attack them.There are rules against a jury hearing any evidence of previous convictions of a defendant but the court heard that there is jurisdiction to allow previous behaviour evidence where it is probative, namely that it may demonstrate or prove the charges.The court heard that case law states the probative value may depend in part on the similarity of allegations as well as the unlikelihood that the same person would find himself falsely accused on various occasions by different and independent individuals.“The making of multiple accusations is a coincidence in itself, which has to be taken into account in deciding admissibility,” the court heard.Owens said that similar fact evidence cannot be introduced simply to show a propensity of the defendant to crime or a record of previous “bad character”.The court was also asked to consider the issue of collusion and heard that a logical defence against multiple allegations is that they “arise by virtue of some deliberate collusion, accidental contamination or some form of ‘copy-cat’ complaint”.Owens told the court system evidence is admissible because of the: “inherent improbability of several persons making up similar stories and it shows a practice which would rebut accident, innocent explanation or denial.”Patrick McGrath SC, defending, submitted that the application was very unusual and should be treated with extreme caution by the court.Modus operandi Justice Creedon noted the inherent improbability that three people made a complaint against the same man in eleven days.She said that because of the similar modus operandi demonstrated by the defendant, the evidence from the other complainants was probative and did more than simply show criminal propensity.In a separate ruling, Justice Creedon ruled against a defence application to have court reports about Nevin’s previous trials and convictions removed from the internet for the duration of the trial.The defence had already written to the DPP which then wrote to a number of media outlets asking them to remove certain articles about Nevin.A number of these organisations took down articles but lawyers for RTE and the Irish Times challenged the defence application in court.In her ruling, Justice Creedon said the main test for the court was whether there is be a real risk of an unfair trial and that the damage done by not imposing reporting restrictions would not be capable of being remedied by the trial judge directing the jury appropriately.Justice Creedon said in this case she was not satisfied this risk was present.She noted Justice Patrick McCarthy’s recent comments in the High Court that juries should be trusted and that courts must accept the fact that there may be material relevant to a defendant online during a trial.Nevin will be sentenced on 26 July.Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing Share3 Tweet Email1 Short URL Image: Collins Courts Patrick Nevin. 17,853 Views By Declan Brennan No Comments center_img Patrick Nevin. Image: Collins Courts Wednesday 20 Jun 2018, 6:05 AM Jun 20th 2018, 6:06 AM http://jrnl.ie/4080190 Evidence of Patrick Nevin’s Tinder use allowed in rape case because of ‘similar modus operandi’ Previous convictions of a defendant are usually not heard by a jury. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Its all Greek to them

first_imgA forum to discuss languages education with the Greek ccommunity took place last Monday at the building of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne Victoria (GOCMV). The forum was an initiative of Victorian MPs John Pandazopoulos, and Jenny Mikakos who organised for Parliamentary Secretary for Education, MP Steven Herbert to attend. The Victorian Government has released a discussion paper on a new language education strategy for schools in Victoria. Also present at the meeting which was attended by approximately 60 people was Education Department’s official Ian Burridge. The deadline for submissions ends is the end of March and a committe was set up after the meeting from Greek educators to make submissions. “A number of issues were identified during the discussion,” Mr Pandazopoulos said. One of those issues was the fact that the government has put a lot of emphasis into the teaching of Asian languages in the last decade sometimes at the expense of other European and community languages such as Greek. “A thing that we did hear quite a bit [during the meeting] is that [the teaching of Greek] is often left to the parents,” Mr Pandazopoulos pointed out. He explained that a few Greek parents want to fight for the teaching of Greek in the school but are not supported by other Greek parents or the broader Greek community in their local area. “They feel that they’re left on their own and therefore feel powerless if the School Council decides to stop offering Greek in their school,” he said. GOCMV Board member, Theo Markos highlighted the fact that although no specific proposals were outlined during Monday’s meeting it was a good opportunity for the community at large to air its concerns. Meanwhile, three Federal MPs of Greek background joined forces last week to call on the government to include Greek as one of the languages in the new national schools curriculum currently being developed by the Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority (ACARA). Labor MPs Steve Georganas from S.A., Maria Vamvakinou from Victoria and Liberal MP, Sophia Mirabella also from Victoria highlighted the importance of the teaching of the Greek language in their respective speeches in Parliament. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Facebook les chiffres du succès

first_imgFacebook : les chiffres du succès !Le réseau social a franchi la barre des 900 millions de membres actifs mensuels et ne devrait vraisemblablement pas s’arrêter là…L’entrée en Bourse imminente de Facebook est une aubaine pour les amateurs de chiffres. Car pour s’y préparer, le réseau social doit fournir à la Security Exchange Commission des documents sur sa comptabilité et ses chiffres d’audiences. On y a notamment découvert que Facebook comptait désormais 901 millions de membres actifs mensuels au mois de mars, soit une augmentation de 33% par rapport à la même période l’an passé. Autre chiffre intéressant, les 488 millions de personnes qui y accèdent par l’intermédiaire d’un terminal mobile, relaye Zdnet. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Au niveau trésorerie, Facebook se porte bien, merci pour lui. Pour le premier trimestre 2012, son chiffre d’affaires s’élève à un plus d’un milliard de dollars, dont 872 millions de dollars de revenus publicitaires, en hausse de 44,7 % sur un an (731 millions de dollars), mais en baisse séquentielle de 6,5% par rapport au 4e trimestre 2011 (1,1 milliard de dollars). Enfin, on connaît les détails du rachat récent d’Instagram, pour lequel le réseau social a versé 300 millions de dollars en numéraire et offert 23 millions d’actions à 30,89 dollars l’unité. Enfin, l’accord stipule qu’en cas de refus du rachat par les autorités de régulation, Instagram recevra 200 millions de dollars de garantie. Au pays de Facebook, il semble que ça soit soleil tous les jours en ce moment !Le 24 avril 2012 à 20:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Letter hints at Fort Vancouvers steamy history

first_imgA letter written here in 1842 just sold for $930.The document from Dr. John McLoughlin does not offer much insight into the history that was part of Fort Vancouver’s transition from British fur-trading bastion to a U.S. Army outpost.It’s literally an example of nuts-and-bolts business correspondence, detailing freight that had been damaged on the way here from England. It talks about rusted pins, nuts and steel springs, plus wire, cement and other industrial-grade materials damaged in transit.While it isn’t exactly riveting subject matter (unless you appreciate a good rivet), the 176-year-old letter actually reflects one of the 19th century’s biggest technological advances. Those materials had been shipped from England to repair and maintain the Beaver, a steamship operated by the Hudson’s Bay Company.It was the first steamship in Pacific waters, and its first steam-powered voyage was launched from Fort Vancouver. The Beaver wasn’t built here, though. The 101-foot-long vessel was built in England in 1835, and 150,000 people reportedly cheered its launching on the Thames River. Then a crew of 13 men delivered the Beaver, which was built with two masts, under sail power to the Pacific Northwest. Company officials didn’t want to risk using the steam-powered technology on the 7½-month voyage, said Bob Cromwell, chief of interpretation at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.last_img read more

Zlatan discusses Pogbas recent revival

first_imgFormer Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been discussing Paul Pogba’s recent return to form in the last few weeks.The Frenchman has seen a resurgence since Jose Mourinho was replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the former Juventus star has scored five goals and provided four assists in six games under the Norwegian.Zlatan said of Pogba’s revival, according to ESPN:“We are seeing [a] more happy Paul, more free Paul, more ‘do whatever you want to do,’ and he is succeeding with things now.”“It’s like new energy, new blood came in, and now he is playing like he knows how to play. And we know who Pogba is, and this is the Pogba we are seeing.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“When you play, happiness is very important, because when you feel stuck in a situation, you don’t express yourself 100 percent and play 100 percent.”Ibrahimovic, who won the 2018 MLS Newcomer of the Year award after finding the back of the net 22 times in 27 games after arriving to the Major League Soccer (MLS) in March, recently re-signed a new contract with the Galaxy for the 2019 season.last_img read more

Mayor Faulconer announces expansion of Clean SD program

first_imgMayor Faulconer announces expansion of “Clean SD” program Posted: February 20, 2018 Updated: 6:48 PM Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Kevin Faulconer, Shelley Zimmerman FacebookTwitter Ed Lenderman, center_img Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsAs part of his commitment to keep San Diego neighborhoods clean, safe and beautiful, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer announced Tuesday an expansion of “Clean SD” – a citywide cleanup effort that has focused on downtown, the San Diego River and other hotspots for illegal dumping – with more crews responding to requests to remove trash and debris through the City’s “Get It Done” application.In addition, the San Diego Police Department will increase surveillance and enforcement in areas known for illegal dumping.“Every neighborhood deserves clean street corners and sidewalks and that’s what this citywide cleanup effort is all about,” said Mayor Faulconer. “We’re improving the quality of life for our residents with every tire, shopping cart and mattress that is picked up and hauled away. We will clean up our neighborhoods and we will hold those who illegally dump their trash in our communities accountable.”Standing in front of a mound of debris at an intersection plagued by illegal dumping, Mayor Faulconer was joined today by Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman and Assistant Chief David Nisleit as City crews removed couches, tires, shopping carts and more. The location, at the corner of Quince Street and Menlo Avenue in the Swan Canyon neighborhood, has been cleared of trash numerous times over the past year.The expansion of the “Clean SD” initiative includes three new two-person crews from the Urban Corps to respond to reports of trash and other debris in the public areas. The City often receives reports of abandoned shopping carts, furniture left in an alley and tires along roadways.Highest priority for cleanup is given to trash and debris that is hazardous, such as chemicals or paint, or blocks the public right-of-way. Depending on the size and scope of each assignment, each crew responds to roughly 15 to 20 requests per day. The Environmental Services Department is currently in the hiring process to add two more City crews to bolster “Clean SD” further by this spring.There are several neighborhood hotspots throughout the city that are targets for frequent illegal dumping and the Police Department will regularly monitor those locations and issue citations for violators.“Keeping San Diego clean is a shared responsibility,” Chief Zimmerman said. “If you choose to dump your trash illegally, expect to be cited and or arrested.”Launched in May 2017, the “Clean SD” initiative include city and Urban Corps crews that remove litter in nine “hotspots” in Ocean Beach, City Heights, San Ysidro, Logan Heights, Paradise Hills, Webster & Mount Hope, Mission Beach, Point Loma and Pacific Beach — neighborhoods with a historically high level of illegal dumping activity. Crews have already removed more than 830 tons of debris, including:• 430 tires• 1,900 mattresses and box springs• 750 shopping carts• 67 appliancesSince September, City, Urban Corps and Alpha Project crews have also removed more than 190 tons while performing waste abatements in the riverbeds and downtown areas.Other “Clean SD” efforts include:• Increased street sweeping in the East Village neighborhood• Sanitizing sidewalks in in downtown and other neighborhoods• Prioritizing graffiti removal requests• Organizing community cleanups that collected more than 100 tons of waste and debris from San Diego neighborhoods in 2017• Holding the City’s annual cleanup event at SDCCU Stadium – with more than 100 tons of waste and recyclables collected in single dayAs part of his commitment to keep San Diego neighborhoods clean, safe and beautiful, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer will announce Tuesday an expansion of “Clean SD” – a citywide cleanup effort that has focused on downtown, the San Diego River and other hotspots for illegal dumping – with more crews responding to requests to remove trash and debris through the City’s “Get It Done” application.In addition, the San Diego Police Department will increase surveillance and enforcement in areas known for illegal dumping.Joined by Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman and Assistant Chief David Nisleit, Mayor Faulconer will hold a media availability Tuesday morning at an intersection that has been plagued by illegal dumping, from tires to furniture to shopping carts. A City crew will be there to clear the area of waste and debris. February 20, 2018last_img read more

To students dismay its backtoschool shopping season

first_imgSixth-grade supplies for Covington Middle School, Evergreen Public Schools, purchased at a Target store:2-inch, 3-ring binder: $3.79.No. 2 Ticonderoga pencils: $2.89.Loose-leaf notebook paper: 99 cents.Highlighter: $1.50.Pink Pearl eraser: 52 cents.Blue or black pens: $3.99.Ruler: 99 cents.Binder dividers, five pack: 97 cents.3-inch-by-3-inch Post-It notes, store brand: $2.09.Glue stick: 50 cents.Scissors: $1.89.100-sheet composition books; 3 at $1.50 each: $4.50.Pencil sharpener: 90 cents.Colored pencils: $2.99.3-pronged pocket folders: 15 cents.Dry Erase white-board marker: $2.54.Two boxes of tissues: $3.Ream of printer paper: $3.14.Thumb drive: $8.99.Sturdy Swiss Gear backpack: $40.Spiderman lunch box: $9.99.Total: $96.32Evergreen Stuff the BusWhen: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.Where: Parking lot of Spanky’s Legendary Consignment, 13503 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd.Why: Goal is to fill two school buses with new backpacks and school supplies that will be donated to low-income students in Evergreen Public Schools. Cash donations will be used to purchase school supplies.Donations: The Fishers Landing Burgerville, 16416 S.E. McGillivray Blvd., will donate a percentage of Wednesday’s sales to the foundation. Customers can also bring supplies to the fast-food restaurant.Information: 360-604-4022.On the Web: Evergreen School District FoundationNorth County School Readiness DayWhen: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.Where: Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground.Why: Ensures students from low-income families in north Clark County are ready for the new school year by providing backpacks filled with school supplies, gently-used clothing, free immunizations, food, more.Donations: Battle Ground Public Schools, Sea Mar Community Health Center, North County Community Food Bank, Adventist Community Services Food Bank, Sharing Is Caring, service clubs and individuals.Volunteers: They are still needed to help organize the clothing. Eligible students must qualify for free or reduced lunch program to participate.Information: 360-566-4410 or 360-566-4427.On the Web: School Readiness DayFoundation for Vancouver Public SchoolsWhere: Drop donations at the district office, 2901 Falk Road.What: Most needed items are backpacks, composition books, 2-inch ring binders, index dividers, colored pencils, protractors, wood rulers, pencil boxes, jump drives, new socks, underwear and boxes of tissue. No lunch boxes or bags or glue sticks.last_img read more

APOS Applause Sets up India Adaptation of BBCs Luther EXCLUSIVE

first_img“There’s a risk and there’s a reward,” says Nair. “But we are operating at between $100,000-$200,000 an episode, which is reasonable.”Applause is backed by the $45 billion Indian conglomerate, Aditya Birla, and has a production war chest of some $45 million. It was set up in 2017 with a three-year break-even planned. Nair says that the company is ahead of schedule and is in negotiations to provide content to most of the OTT majors in India, including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.Applause’s Indian adaptation of BAFTA-winning British series “Criminal Justice” streaming on Hotstar, Disney’s Indian OTT service, is now in production of a second season. Applause adaptations of global hit “The Office” and Israeli show “Hostages” will also stream on Hotstar, alongside political drama “Mayanagari – City of Dreams”. Applause recently acquired the adaptation rights of A+E Networks’ Peabody-winning series “UnREAL.”Applause is talking to potential co-production partners including Korea’s Kross Pictures, and Israel’s Keshet International. It plans to expand its existing deal with Israel’s Armoza Formats that currently covers “Hostages,” “Honey Badgers,” and “La Famiglia”. Who Should Play James Bond Next? Related Dwayne Johnson: Idris Elba Nixed ‘Black James Bond’ Joke in ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Indian content studio Applause Entertainment will produce a local version of hit BBC crime drama “Luther.” With “Luther,” Applause will continue its business model of assuming the risk of producing shows, and later offering them to OTT platforms as finished works.Starring Idris Elba, “Luther” is now five seasons old. The Indian adaptation will be multi-season, with the first one playing over 8-10 episodes.Wherever possible Applause retains the IP of the shows it produces and license them to platforms. In other cases it sells them outright. “I am solving the hard work of actually putting it together, from the idea to the writing, to assembling the team, casting, production design, funding, to making it into a product that is good enough to stream immediately,” Applause CEO Sameer Nair, a veteran of Star TV, NDTV Imagine, Turner General Entertainment, and Balaji Telefilms, told Variety. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Facebook May Release TV Streaming Device This Fall

first_imgFacebook is getting ready to release a TV streaming device this fall, The Information reported Wednesday. The device will combine a camera for video chat with streaming apps from major media companies, according to the report.A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment.With an emphasis on video chat, the device is said to offer some of the same functionality as Portal, Facebook’s video-chat-centric smart display. In addition, the device is also supposed to come with a dedicated remote control, and apps for major streaming services.Facebook has talked to media companies including Netflix, Disney, Hulu, Amazon and HBO about including their apps on the device, according to The Information. The company has reportedly also begun to talk to retailers about carrying the device, and may launch it as early as October. Popular on Variety Cheddar was first to report last year that Facebook was working on a TV device. At the time, Cheddar reported that Facebook may unveil the device as early as this spring. On Wednesday, The Information cautioned that the company may still postpone its launch plans.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

EV motor system is smallest of its kind says Mitsubishi

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The smaller size of the system is intended to help auto makers turn out EVs with more passenger space and improved energy efficiency. The cylinder-shaped inverter matches the diameter of the motor, enabling it to be connected coaxially within a chassis, halving the size of the system, according to Semiconductor Today.Consumer interest generally is shifting toward EVs and hybrid EVs (HEVs) with more information and public acceptance of the need to make buying choices that can contribute to a better environment, including reduced carbon dioxide emissions. At the same time, the EV future in the marketplace depends on overcoming some drawbacks including limited space for passenger comfort. EVs and hybrids namely require large spaces for their battery systems. The reduced size of the new system is promoted as an important move forward.The material used for the inverter is another talking point from Mitsubishi. Its press release notes that the power chips in the inverter are silicon carbide-based. Silicon chips have been widely used in power devices for inverter switching. Silicon carbide is seen as more suitable because of its electrical characteristics, including a breakdown electric field that is 10 times greater compared to silicon chips. This enables thinner chips, which reduces electrical resistance and lowers loss. Mitsubishi says the silicon carbide chip-based inverter results in over 50% reduction of loss compared to the company’s silicon-based inverter system. The permanent magnet motor uses a neodymium magnet.The size and configuration of stator and rotator poles were optimized. The company says that it used a magnetic design technology that brought about improved magnetic efficiency and a five percent increase in power output compared to its previous motors.The new system is in prototype stage. Once further work is completed on technologies for motor/inverter cooling, downsizing and efficiency, the motor system will be commercialized, says the company. According to reports in the Asahi Shimbun and House of Japan, the system, targeted for compact cars, will be commercialized in 2017. More information: Press release Citation: EV motor system is smallest of its kind, says Mitsubishi (2012, March 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-03-ev-motor-smallest-kind-mitsubishi.html Panasonic Develops A Gallium Nitride (GaN) Inverter IC for Motor Drive with High Efficiencycenter_img Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Mitsubishi Electric has announced it has a new motor system for electric vehicles with impressive gains in reduced size and efficiency. The EV motor system is the smallest of its kind, according to the company press release, measuring just half the dimensions of Mitsubishi Electric’s existing motor system. The new motor system has a built-in silicon carbide inverter. Mitsubishi Electric’s existing motor system uses an external inverter. © 2011 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more

Nina E Morales 65 of Hudson

first_imgHudson – Nina E. (McGrath) Morales, 65, of Hudson, passed away peacefully Aug. 20, 2019 at UMass Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She leaves her beloved husband of 22 years, Narciso “Ciso” Morales.Nina was born June 21, 1954 in Acton, the daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy (Schofield) McGrath, and was raised in Maynard. She later moved to Hudson where she has resided for the past 35 years.Nina worked as an assembler for Hudson Lock for many years. She also spent many years serving the Hudson community at Papa Gino’s where she was a staple and was loved by all.Nina loved to shop and spend her time with her grandchildren. Her family was her true pride and joy and she cherished every moment she spent with them.In addition to her husband, Narciso “Ciso” Morales, she was also survived by her son, Angelo M. Morales and his partner Ellen Cunningham; two step-daughters, Millie Morales Solis and Deedee Morales; three brothers, Frank McGrath, Henry McGrath and Mark McGrath; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her longtime friend who she considered her sister, Debbie Hussian.Her funeral service was celebrated Aug. 26 at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home of Hudson. Burial will be private at a later date.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 (www.alz.org).last_img read more

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first_img Related Content Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more November 20, 2008 – Nucletron, a knowledge-based leader in radiation oncology, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA on Oncentra RT Viewer, its latest innovation in the Oncentra family of treatment planning solutions. FDA clearance now allows Nucletron to provide Oncentra RT Viewer to its U.S. customers, enabling clinicians to review radiotherapy plans generated with a wide variety of DICOM-compliant treatment planning systems in a Windows (PC) environment.Oncentra RT Viewer makes it possible to review and share treatment planning data such as DICOM RT images, RT structure sets, and RT plans including RT dose on any computer, making it an optimal tool for clinical consulting and peer-to-peer reviewing. Oncentra RT Viewer is a technologically advanced alternative to hardcopy paper information for reviewing and sharing treatment planning data, and utilizes the hospital network for sharing plans digitally, as well as on any other electronic sharing device.For more information: www.nucletron.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | November 20, 2008 Nucletron Receives 510(k) Clearance for Oncentra RT Viewer last_img read more

2019 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Appropriate Use Criteria Summary

first_img Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Related Content News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more On July 12, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule for the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). This year’s proposed rule also includes updates to the Quality Payment Program and a few other items. You can find the proposed rule in its entirety here.The primary Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) section runs from pages 438 to 459. Here are a few quick takeaways:1. The timeline for implementation remains unchanged. The voluntary period runs from July 2018 to December 2019. The program technically begins Jan. 1, 2020, but it will begin with an “educational and operations testing period” during which time CMS will continue to pay claims whether or not they correctly include AUC consultation information. On page 443 CMS writes:”In the CY 2018 PFS final rule, we addressed the third major component of the Medicare AUC program – consultation with applicable AUC by the ordering professional and reporting of such consultations under section 1834(q)(4) of the Act. We established a Jan. 1, 2020 effective date for the AUC consultation and reporting requirements for this program. We also established a voluntary period during which early adopters can begin reporting limited consultation information on Medicare claims from July 2018 through December 2019. During the voluntary period there is no requirement for ordering professionals to consult AUC or furnishing professionals to report information related to the consultation. On Jan. 1, 2020, the program will begin with an educational and operations testing period and during this time we will continue to pay claims whether or not they correctly include AUC consultation information. Ordering professionals must consult specified applicable AUC through qualified CDSMs [clinical decision support mechanisms] for applicable imaging services furnished in an applicable setting, paid for under an applicable payment system and ordered on or after Jan. 1, 2020; and furnishing professionals must report the AUC consultation information on the Medicare claim for these services ordered on or after Jan. 1, 2020.”2. CMS is allowing auxiliary personnel incident to the ordering professional to consult the AUC through a qualified CDSM. On page 449 CMS writes:”When the AUC consultation is not performed personally by the ordering professional, we propose the consultation may be performed by auxiliary personnel incident to the ordering physician or non-physician practitioner’s professional service. We believe this approach is appropriate under this program and still accomplishes the goal of promoting the use of AUC. This proposed policy would allow the ordering professional to exercise their discretion to delegate the performance of this consultation. It is important to note that the ordering professional is ultimately responsible for the consultation as their NPI is reported by the furnishing professional on the claim for the applicable imaging service; and that it is the ordering professional who could be identified as an outlier ordering professional and become subject to prior authorization based on their ordering pattern.”3. Despite abandoning this approach last year after considerable stakeholder pushback, CMS is re-proposing to use G-codes and modifiers to communicate required AUC information on a claim. On pages 451-452 CMS explains their rationale for this decision:”In the CY 2018 PFS proposed rule (82 FR 34094), we discussed using a combination of G-codes and modifiers to report the AUC consultation information on the Medicare claim. We received numerous public comments objecting to this potential solution. In the 2018 PFS final rule, we agreed with many of the commenters that additional approaches to reporting AUC consultation information on Medicare claims should be considered, and we learned from many commenters that reporting a unique consultation identifier (UCI) would be a less burdensome and preferred approach. The UCI would include all the information required under section 1834(q)(4)(B) of the Act including an indication of AUC adherence, non-adherence and not applicable responses. Commenters noted that capturing a truly distinguishing UCI on the claim will allow for direct mapping from a single AUC consultation to embedded information within a CDSM. We indicated that we would work with stakeholders to further explore the concept of using a UCI to satisfy the requirements of section 1834(q)(4)(B) of the Act, which will be used for Medicare claims processing and, ultimately, for the identification of outlier ordering professionals, and consider developing a taxonomy for a UCI.”We had the opportunity to engage with some stakeholders over the last six months and we understand that some commenters from the previous rule continue to be in favor of a UCI, while some may have changed their position upon further consideration.”We provide the following information to summarize alternatives we considered. CMS had originally considered assigning a G-code for every qualified CDSM with a code descriptor containing the name of the qualified CDSM. The challenge to this approach arises when there is more than one advanced imaging service on a single claim. CMS could attribute a single G-code to all of the applicable imaging services for the patient’s clinical condition on the claim, which might be appropriate if each AUC consultation for each service was through the same CDSM. If a different CDSM was used for each service (for example, when services on a single claim were ordered by more than one ordering professional and each ordering professional used a different CDSM) then multiple G-codes could be needed on the claim. Each G-code would appear on the claim individually as its own line item. As a potential solution, we considered the use of modifiers, which are appealing because they would appear on the same line as the CPT code that identifies the specific billed service. Therefore, information entered onto a claim would arrive into the claims processing system paired with the relevant AUC consultation information.”When reporting the required AUC consultation information based on the response from a CDSM: (1) the imaging service would adhere to the applicable AUC; (2) the imaging service would not adhere to such criteria; or (3) such criteria were not applicable to the imaging service ordered, three modifiers could be developed. These modifiers, when placed on the same line with the CPT code for the advanced imaging service would allow this information to be easily accessed in the Medicare claims data and matched with the imaging service.” Video Player is loading.Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. The AHRA Regulatory Affairs Committee is digging into the fine details of the AUC policy and the rest of the proposed rule, and we plan to develop extensive comments on the proposal. Please be sure to check AHRA Connect and the Advocacy section of the AHRA website for updates and analysis of the proposed rule.Nathan Baugh is an associate with Capitol Associates, Inc., a government relations/consulting firm based in Washington, DC, who has partnered with AHRA on their regulatory affairs issues. He can be reached at baughn@capitolassociates.com (link sends e-mail). This article was originally published in Link, the official blog of AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management. It is reprinted here with permission. View the original article here: https://link.ahra.org/2018/07/13/2019-proposed-pfs-auc-summary/ FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img 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 News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Video Player is loading.ITN Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance AthletesPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 11:59Loaded: 1.36%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -11:59 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The boat people crises in Europe and Asia a comparison

first_imgCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement BRUSSELS (AP) — They may be separated by thousands of miles and vast expanses of sea but those people risking their lives in the Mediterranean and the Andaman Sea in southeast Asia seem to come from the same script.The risk of clambering aboard a boat that may or may not be seaworthy is thought to be worth it, when weighed against the threats posed by conflict, persecution and poverty.There can be no bigger judgment call. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility EU: Criminal networks around the Mediterranean shift their center of operations in response to any coast guard crackdown. The EU has given the green light to a military operation to ruin their “business model” and destroy their boats, but experts say the effort will likely have little impact.___THE RESPONSEASIA: No Southeast Asian country has launched any naval effort to save the stranded refugees. In some cases, Indonesian fishermen have rescued the hapless migrants and brought them ashore.EU: The EU’s border agency has Operation Triton patrolling the Mediterranean. Its ships and planes rescue people, including near the Libyan coast, when an emergency call is made by migrants. But many civilian and commercial ships are saving people.___THE GOVERNMENTSASIA: Malaysia and Indonesia agreed Wednesday at an emergency meeting to “offer temporary shelter provided that the settlement and repatriation process will be done in one year by the international community.” Thailand said it was already overburdened by refugees from Myanmar, but agreed to provide humanitarian assistance.EU: Following a week in which almost 1,000 people were feared to have drowned, EU leaders called an emergency summit on April 23. They pledged extra ships, planes and other assets temporarily for Triton. The EU’s executive Commission launched a longer-term migration agenda, and will next week propose a temporary emergency mechanism for relocating people accepted as asylum seekers. Plans for a quota system are unpopular. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Top Stories center_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Migrants who were rescued by Acehnese fishermen are assisted by local residents to board a truck that is taking them to a hospital upon arrival in Simpang Tiga, Aceh province, Indonesia Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Hundreds of migrants stranded at sea for months were rescued and taken to Indonesia, officials said Wednesday, the latest in a stream of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants to reach shore in a growing crisis confronting Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara) Everyone in policymaking circles claims to care, but until recently few have shown any interest in actively helping out by offering sanctuary.On the front-line, there is no room for conflicting signals.“I broke down in tears as I watched them screaming, waving their hands and clothes,” said Razali Puteh, a fisherman who came to the rescue of 430 impoverished people Wednesday off the Indonesian coast. “I could not let them die, because they are also human beings. Just like me.”But under the gaze of an animated media following the deaths of hundreds and the stories of heroism that have emerged in the face of despair, Europe and Asia are at least belatedly holding emergency talks and pledging short-term solutions.Whatever unified response is presented, there are still big questions to grapple with. Who’s going to shelter and pay for those migrants taken in because they qualify for asylum, and how best to send back those who’ve traveled in search of jobs and do not qualify as refugees?Here are some of the similarities, and important differences, between the crises off the European Union’s southern coasts and in southeast Asia.___THE MOTIVATION 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes ASIA: Most of the migrants are the long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar while others are Bangladeshis fleeing poverty. The Rohingya are fleeing persecution and discrimination, which could qualify them for asylum or refugee status under international law. More than 3,000 have landed on southeast Asian shores over the past three weeks. And, according to aid groups, thousands more are stranded at sea.EU: Migrants trying to reach Europe are mainly Syrians, Afghans and Somalis desperate to escape conflict or, in the case of many Eritreans, forced conscription. More than 80,000 migrants have reached European shores so far this year.___THE VOYAGEASIA: Many of the Rohingya and Bangladeshis are travelling by boats operated by human traffickers through the Andaman Sea toward Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.EU: Migrants trying to reach the European Union are mainly traveling across the Mediterranean from Libya or Turkey into Italy, Greece and Malta. They are also channeled through by human traffickers. Many also travel over land through Turkey to Bulgaria and Greece.___THE SMUGGLERSASIA: Thousands of Rohingya have been enticed by human traffickers and often held for ransom on board their ships, or in jungle camps in Thailand. But following a regional crackdown, the smugglers and captains have abandoned the ships and left their human cargo to fend for themselves at sea. Many refugees have died at sea. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generationlast_img read more