Segment announced for this week’s 9/12 WWE Smackdown

first_imgFacebook 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show Now Playing Up Next Announced for this week’s 9/12 WWE Smackdown on Syfy is an International Arm Wrestling Contest between Mark Henry and Rusev. This will be taped on Tuesday night in Wilkes-Barre.Attending the tapings on Tuesday night in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania?Send a live report to and to have your report featured on!Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list WhatsApp Roman Reigns is in Remission Seth Rollins Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Chris Jericho takes on Hangman Page to crown first AEW Champion tonight on All Out Now Playing Up Next Google+ Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Videos Articlescenter_img Twitter Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals Kurt Anglelast_img read more

Preview for tonight’s 10/2 WWE NXT on WWE Network

first_img The following is scheduled for tonight’s 10/2 WWE NXT on WWE Network:* NXT Title: Adrian Neville (c) vs. Tyson Kidd* NXT Women’s Title: Charlotte (c) vs. Bayley* The Vaudevillains vs. Jason Jordan & Tyle Dillinger* Baron Corbin in action.* Hideo Itami vs. ViktorCheck back later tonight for a detailed recap of NXT on  Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+ Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlottelast_img read more

Vancouver man sentenced in road rage crash

first_imgA Vancouver man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days on a work crew for slamming his brakes in front of a motorcyclist and causing a crash during a road rage incident on state Highway 503.Duane A. Leichtamer, 56, also pleaded guilty Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court to reckless driving and reckless endangerment. He originally faced one count of vehicular assault before reaching a plea deal with the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. In addition to the work crew, Leichtamer was given a suspended sentence of nearly one year in jail if he violates probation conditions.Emergency crews responded at 6:37 p.m. Aug. 17 to the intersection of Northeast 117th (Highway 503) and Northeast 119th streets in the Brush Prairie area. Brendan D. Marsh, then 20, was riding a motorcycle northbound behind a Volkswagen Passat when the driver, later identified as Leichtamer, became angry, according to Washington State Patrol.Witnesses said the Passat unsuccessfully tried to run the motorcycle off the road before pulling in front of it and coming to a sudden stop, according to an affidavit of probable cause. Marsh suffered a severely broken leg when his motorcycle crashed into the stopped car, troopers said.Witnesses said “there was no way the motorcycle could avoid crashing into the back of the car,” the affidavit reads.Before troopers arrived, Leichtamer left the crash scene before returning, according to the affidavit. Witnesses believed he had no intention of returning until he realized that his license plate had been reported to police, the affidavit said.last_img read more

Congressional guests bring Surplus Books Program to Camas

first_imgCAMAS — The Camas Public Library and the halls of Congress differ in a few ways. For starters, there’s the bubbles.During a visit to the library’s Preschool Storytime on Tuesday morning, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dr. Carla Hayden, librarian of Congress, watched as about two dozen toddlers romped in a stream of bubbles from an automatic bubble machine after listening to the two women from the highest halls of Washington, D.C., read picture books like “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”From the sidelines, Angie Riesterer, the Battle Ground Republican’s spokesperson, floated an idea — maybe Congress ought to blast bubbles over the floor after a major vote, she (mostly) joked. It sure seemed effective in livening up the room.Hayden and Herrera Beutler were in town to promote the Surplus Books Program, a Library of Congress program that lets congressional staffers handpick books to send home to libraries in their districts.The Camas library got about 30 new books in the first dispatch, said Library Director Connie Urquhart. They’re planning on multiple shipments.The Surplus Books Program is a win-win, said Elizabeth Torkelson, congressional relations specialist with the Library of Congress.The Capitol Hill library is home to millions of books and printed materials. Some are repeats, and there’s not enough shelf space for all of them. So the books are made available for surplus.The stock switches out once a month.“Anything that we’re unable to keep in our collections, we make available to the Surplus Books Program,” Torkelson said.“They’re constantly changing, and they range from children’s books to adult books, large print materials (and) materials in foreign languages. They can come and select these items and ship them back to public schools, libraries, nonprofits — anything that helps build up their collections.”last_img read more

City looks west to continue restoration of Burnt Bridge Creek greenway pop

first_imgTim Esary gazed at lush vegetation along Burnt Bridge Creek in central Vancouver and remembered what the area looked like more than a decade ago.“Just a field of reed grass,” said Esary, whose title is greenway sensitive lands supervisor for the city of Vancouver. “This was all blackberry, invasive species.”After years of effort, reed canary grass and blackberries have been replaced by Oregon ash, crabapple, red alder, black cottonwood, Pacific willow and other native trees.Esary, who started working on the Burnt Bridge Creek greenway in 2007, said more than a half million trees and shrubs have been planted in partnership with the Watershed Alliance of Southwest Washington and other community volunteers.“It’s a great job,” he said. “Talk about rewards, being able to see what you have built over the years.”The city is now looking to the west, to a section of Burnt Bridge Creek between Leverich Community Park and Northwest Lakeshore Avenue that is choked by reed canary grass.last_img read more

Condition of pedestrian injured in Vancouver crash improves

first_imgThe condition of a 28-year-old Vancouver man who was struck by a vehicle Monday and taken to the hospital with critical injuries has improved.Jon French was in satisfactory condition Tuesday afternoon at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, according to a hospital spokesman.In general, critical condition means a patient’s vital signs are unstable, they may be unconscious and there is some doubt about their survival. Satisfactory condition means the patient’s heartbeat and breathing have improved.Police, fire and medical crews were dispatched at 12:24 p.m. to Northeast 87th Avenue and Northeast Fifth Street. French was found with head trauma and a severe elbow abrasion, Vancouver police Officer Eric McCaleb previously told The Columbian.French entered the crosswalk facing east on Northeast 87th Avenue, prompting southbound traffic to stop for him. But as he entered the northbound side, he was struck by a silver Hyundai Genesis driven by John Luoma, 65, of Vancouver, McCaleb said.Both lanes were closed for about an hour after the crash. Luoma was cooperative with police, and it is believed that he did not see French crossing before striking him, McCaleb said.The crash remains under investigation.last_img read more

Man suspected of threatening African American mother child appears in court

first_imgPolice say a 28-year-old homeless man made racial threats toward an African American woman who was walking with her infant in Vancouver and grabbed the woman’s stroller, threatening to sexually assault her and take her baby.Austin James Lansdon appeared Tuesday morning in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of two counts each of malicious harassment and unlawful imprisonment. In Washington, hate crimes are charged as malicious harassment. Lansdon was booked Monday into the Clark County Jail.Judge Bernard Veljacic set Lansdon’s bail at $30,000, which was the state’s requested amount.Deputy Prosecutor Julie Carmena noted that Lansdon has a handful of prior convictions — malicious mischief, DUI and domestic violence-related harassment, among others — as well as multiple violations of no-contact orders.Lansdon shook his head when Carmena told the judge about the violations, but he did not react further or speak during the brief hearing.Veljacic also granted an anti-harassment order to protect the victim named in the allegations.Police were called at 6:35 p.m. Aug. 18 to the 4000 block of Main Street. The woman, 24, told police she was walking when a stranger approached her, began yelling racial slurs and made threats of physical violence toward her and her 3-month-old daughter.last_img read more

Prosecutor Vancouver police shooting of 16yearold was lawful

first_imgClark County Prosecutor Tony Golik has determined that a Vancouver police officer acted lawfully when he fatally shot 16-year-old Clayton Joseph while responding to a disturbance call in February.Golik wrote in his report on police Cpl. Roger Evans’ use of deadly force that Evans clearly stated in an interview with detectives that the moment he fired his gun, he believed Joseph was a man who’d just threatened people with a knife, and he was about to be stabbed himself.“The physical evidence in this case supports the facts as explained by Officer Evans,” Golik wrote.“Although the loss of Clayton Joseph’s life was tragic, the conduct of Officer Evans was reasonable, justified and lawful in this case,” Golik concluded.Evans shot Joseph, who was Micronesian, while responding to multiple 911 calls about a domestic violence disturbance and assault at an apartment complex in the Ellsworth Springs neighborhood Feb. 19.According to the report, Joesph’s older brother, S. Mate Joseph, was involved in a verbal and physical altercation with his girlfriend at the Sterling Heights apartments, where the family lived after having moved from the Chuuk state of the Federated States of Micronesia. S. Mate Joseph was intoxicated and angry, the report states.last_img read more

Herrera Beutler stands by trade war with China

first_img A few days after President Donald Trump imposed a new 15 percent tariff on many Chinese goods, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, said Congress should give the president room to resolve the trade war on his own.“I’m not totally sure where the president is going to go from this point. So I’m watching to see what I can do to mitigate the impacts,” Herrera Beutler said in an interview Wednesday.“If it bleeds into next year, I don’t think we’re going to get the deal we hope we can get out of China,” she added. “I think he needs to work fast, and I think we need to give him a latitude to do that.”Trump has complained that previous trade policies were unfair to U.S. interests and said that the Chinese government has manipulated its currency and tolerated theft of U.S. intellectual property.On Sept. 1, Trump placed a new tariff on a range of consumer goods, escalating the existing trade war he started 18 months ago. In turn, Beijing retaliated by increasing tariffs on $75 billion worth of American products. Buy this PhotoU.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground. (Nathan Howard/The Columbian files)last_img read more

Waterfronts water feature to close temporarily for maintenance

first_imgThe new Columbia River water feature at the Waterfront Vancouver will close to the public this morning for maintenance.From 8 a.m. to noon, staff from Vancouver Parks and Recreation will replace the ultraviolet lights that aid in water purification. Additionally, the water filter will be updated to support the filtration system’s self-cleaning function.“While this scheduled maintenance is unrelated to the white deposits that recently formed on the black granite, the water feature closure will provide opportunity for the Parks and Recreation janitorial service to explore different approaches to address that issue, as well,” a press release from Parks and Recreation stated.The water feature is expected to reopen to the public immediately following the work.last_img read more

Ford recalls some vehicles due to sharp seat frame edge

first_imgFord is recalling more than 300,000 of its 2017 Ford Explorer vehicles because of a sharp seat frame edge.The automaker said Friday that there’s been 31 reports of hand injuries.Ford Motor Co. said users could come in contact with the sharp edges when reaching between the power front seat and center console. The vehicles were made at a Chicago plant from Feb. 13, 2016 to Oct. 25, 2017.It is recalling 311,907 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 23,380 in Canada and 3,045 in Mexico.Dealers will install flocked tape to the exposed edge and tab on the inboard side of the power seat frames. Users are advised to use caution and avoid contact with the seat frame edge until the repair is completed.last_img read more

Paul Merson I was wrong about Arsenal

Paul Merson I was wrong about Arsenal

first_imgFormer Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson put his hands up and admitted he was wrong about his old club following their battling display against LiverpoolThe Gunners came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw with Liverpool following Alexandre Lacazette’s glorious late equaliser.Arsenal, who had only won just once in nine matches against the English top-six sides last season, impressed greatly at the Emirates Stadium.Unai Emery’s side went toe-to-toe with the heavily fancied Liverpool throughout the encounter and received an applause from the home fans afterwards.Now Merson, who predicted that Arsenal would be “ripped to shreds”, has confessed he was wrong about them.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Fair play to Arsenal, I got that wrong yesterday and I’m so glad they made me eat my words,” Merson wrote on Twitter.“Clear they are improving every week. I never want Arsenal to do badly! I just give my honest opinion about everyone at the time I’m asked.”Merson made 327 appearances across all competitions for Arsenal between 1985 and 1997.The Gunners have now extended their unbeaten run to 14 matches in all competitions.last_img read more

Governors erupt in partisan dispute at White House

first_imgWASHINGTON — The nation’s governors emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday claiming harmony, only to immediately break into an on-camera partisan feud in front of the West Wing.Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal lashed out first, saying if Obama were serious about growing the economy he would approve the Keystone XL pipeline project and take other executive actions.Instead, Jindal said, Obama “seems to be waving the white flag of surrender” on the economy by focusing on raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10, up from $7.25. “The Obama economy is now the minimum wage economy. I think we can do better than that,” Jindal said.Jindal’s statements were the kind that Republicans often make on television appearances or at partisan events, but don’t usually come from potential presidential candidates standing yards from the Oval Office. Other governors had been instead expressing wide agreement and appreciation for the president’s time. As Jindal spoke, some of his colleagues began shaking their heads, and Hawaii Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie began audibly mumbling to others around him.Connecticut Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy took over the microphone from Jindal and responded sharply, “Wait a second, until a few moments ago we were going down a pretty cooperative road. So let me just say that we don’t all agree that moving Canadian oil through the United States is necessarily the best thing for the United States economy.”last_img read more

This Indian startup helps golf courses golfers and turns golf into gold

first_imgIn India, no sport enjoys a fan base as huge as cricket and is more of a religion than just a sport. But here’s a man who opted for golf, which is assumed to be a rich man’s game, and turned it into gold. International Business Times spoke to Dhruv Verma, CEO of GolfLan on #BizTalk (a talk show which hosts business leaders) in conversation with Executive Editor, Danish Manzoor.Before starting GolfLan, Dhruv was a banker and it was a tough call for him to quit a stable career. “Every month my bank account would get credited with a good amount of salary and it was really tough for me to leave that comfort zone and start doing something like this,” he said. However, a game of golf with his investors in the UK intrigued him. Dhruv recalls, “I was working in the UK with a bank and there we used to get a golfing allowance so that we can spend some quality time with our clients while playing golf. That is how I got stuck with golf.” Dhruv VermaAfter some time, he returned to India. One day, he planned to go for a movie. As there was still a lot of time for the movie, he thought to himself, “let’s play a game of golf”. He tried searching for it online but to his utter surprise, he was unable to find & book one. “I called up a few golf courses in Delhi and asked them to book a session for me, to my surprise they did not have anything online and said that they have written my name on a register and will get back to me,” Dhruv said.ALSO READ: These billionaires lost nearly $30 billion in stock market plungeIntrigued by this, he called up few golf courses in the UK where he used to play and it was the same case even there. From there on, he got a clue on how to turn this problem into a business. He said, “For me, it was really surprising to see that a country such as India which is booming in the technology sector, does not have anything online related to golf. I researched over 80 golf courses in India alone and there was nothing online. The idea of bringing golf to an online platform was really exciting and hence I started working on it.” But as they say, building a business from scratch is not easy at all. The same happened with Dhruv. He had to suffer a lot in the initial stages. He recalls, “Trust me, leaving a permanent job and going on with a start-up is never easy. After like four months my savings were finished, I had to sell my wife’s jewellery while credit card bills and EMIs started building up. But, I had a strong will to go ahead with it and that is what finally paid off.”ALSO READ: Here’s why you must understand the coverage offered before finalizing a Term InsuranceHis company is headquartered in New Delhi and has branches in Dubai, Singapore and South Africa and this March (2018), he is going to open a branch in the United States of America as well.Dhruv said that the study which he has conducted suggests that this a $60 billion market and if he can capitalise on the new technology, he can really turn it around.last_img read more

Where and How to PreOrder the Nintendo Switch

first_imgStay on target Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch Last week Nintendo fully unveiled their next-generation video game machine, the Nintendo Switch. If you want to learn all there is to learn about the device, as well as read some hands-on impressions, take a look at our story. We’ll wait.Is your hype through the roof now? Does waiting until March 3 to drop your $300 plus tax on the Switch sound impossible? Be patient. While you can’t play the Switch yet, you can make sure you can play it as soon as possible by pre-ordering.Normally, pre-ordering games is a bad idea. Publishers use pre-orders to make money on unfinished, unproven games while peddling garbage “collectors” merch. Plus, with digital distribution, there’s no real risk of a hot new game being hard to find. However, video game hardware is totally different. With hardware, it’s more likely than not stock will run out. Just look at the NES Classic. So make sure you get a Nintendo Switch on day one buy pre-ordering from these approved retailers on Nintendo’s website:AmazonBest BuyGameStopTargetWalmartIf the store you try to pre-order from runs out, don’t fret. Some may get new shipments after selling out their initial allotments. And if you’re in New York, also check out the Nintendo NYC store. Initial pre-orders there have surely run out, but of all places to receive frequent restocks, Nintendo’s flagship store is a safe bet. The Nintendo Switch is just weeks away. Make sure you get yours. The glory of New Donk City awaits!last_img read more

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first_img“In an era of demagoguery and exaggeration posing as ‘facts,’ it is essential to collect and analyze solid evidence on our nation’s healthcare policies,” said Markel. “Indeed, it is the only way I know to approach the Sisyphean task of reforming and improving healthcare access for all Americans. Publishing and disseminating articles like this one is a solid start in that direction.” December 31, 2013 — Massachusetts was on the same brink in 2006 that the entire nation is on today: the brink of expanding health insurance to cover far more people than before through government-driven, market-based reform.  The authors note that the “rising tide” effect in Massachusetts compared with other states was greater among those whose incomes were within 300 percent of the federal poverty level. These poor and near-poor residents had a faster rise in measures related to healthcare access and health status. The rate of changes in health status, access and care were similar among white, black and hispanic residents, which means that deeply entrenched disparities in health likely persisted. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., professor, U-M Medical School, and editor, Milbank Quarterly, called the study an important contribution to understanding of the potential implications of the federal Affordable Care Act. “Our results demonstrate the potential benefits of healthcare reform in Massachusetts that may also be achieved through the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act,” said Ayanian. Van der Wees worked on the study with John Ayanian, M.D., MPP, director, University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, formerly of Harvard Medical School. With Harvard health care statistics expert Alan Zaslavsky, Ph.D, Van der Wees at the time was a Commonwealth Fund Dutch Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice. He is now at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Netherlands. The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins 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 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 “Everyone has been looking over the past few years at Massachusetts, which was the first state to show the rest of the U.S. that near-universal coverage could be achieved,” said Philip Van der Wees, Ph.D., researcher at Harvard University when the study was conducted, and first author. “We found that people have gained in general, mental and physical health, and that some preventive measures improved. We would hope that this would be a blueprint for the rest of the U.S., though Massachusetts is not the average state, because it began from a higher level of insurance.” Related Content Statewide Surveys Reveal ChangesThe data for the study came from annual random telephone surveys during 2001 through 2011 that asked 345,211 New Englanders questions about their general, physical and mental health, and their use of and access to healthcare services including cholesterol testing and screening for cancers of the breast, colon and cervix. State health departments, in conjunction with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gathered the data. Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more By studying access to care and health outcomes for five years after health reform took effect in Massachusetts, the authors also were able to distinguish how access to care and health outcomes changed over time. Whereas improvements in insurance coverage and reduced cost barriers to care were seen within one year after health reform, access to personal doctors improved after two years and gains in health status became evident after four years. Meanwhile, over those same five years, Massachusetts residents were increasingly likely to say they had health insurance and access to a personal doctor, and less likely to say that costs stood in the way of getting care, than other New Englanders. The changes occurred at similar rates for black, white and Hispanic residents.  News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more While the research didn’t show huge jumps in any particular area of health, care or access, the overall pattern is consistent with a positive impact from increased health insurance and other reforms, compared with states that didn’t embark on major reform efforts. Even when the researchers excluded data from Vermont and Maine, which launched smaller-scale reform efforts, Massachusetts showed greater improvements. The researchers used advanced statistical approaches to study the data collected between 2001 and 2011 as part of the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. This allowed them to detect subtle differences in health status and behaviors and to analyze these differences further by income and race/ethnicity. Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | December 31, 2013 Data Show Massachusetts’ Expansion of Medical Coverage Results in Healthier State Compared with other New England states, health status, preventive care improved in Massachusetts after reform These statewide findings counter prior anecdotal perceptions that access to primary care worsened in Massachusetts after more residents gained insurance coverage. A new study shows the health of residents in that one state improved measurably, especially among the poor and near-poor, in just the first five years — compared with the health of residents in neighboring states. So did the use of some preventive care, specifically two tests designed to spot colon and cervical cancers early, and cholesterol tests to gauge heart disease risk. At the time of the study, Ayanian was at the Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health, as well as the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Now as director of U-M’s IHPI, he leads a group of more than 400 researchers, many of them focused on evaluating the impact of the Affordable Care Act and other changes in healthcare policy and practice. Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more “And, just as with the ACA, the impact of broader health insurance coverage in Massachusetts is intertwined with the effects of numerous efforts in the public and private sector to improve healthcare quality and contain costs,” he added. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Writing in the new issue of The Milbank Quarterly, the study’s authors note that they can’t be certain that all the population-wide differences between Massachusetts and its neighbors came directly from the expansion of insurance coverage. Other reforms likely had an impact, too. But their detailed statistical analysis, supported by the Commonwealth Fund, points firmly to a positive impact, especially among residents with the lowest incomes.last_img read more

Fight over national parks echoes US park growing pains

first_imgCosta Rica’s national parks are scarcely 40 years old, and although poaching, gold panning and limited illegal logging have all been problems in Corcovado National Park, the national park idea generally has been a success.The parks have earned their keep by forming the backbone of a tourism industry that provides Costa Rica with its principle source of foreign exchange income.But Costa Rica’s parks appear to be at a crossroads. Conservationists fear that the desire of the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) to segregate 1,000 hectares of Rincón de la Vieja and the failure to adequately protect Corcovado National Park – the jewel of the park system – from gold panners, reflects an institutional shortsightedness that shakes the very foundation of the park system.The segregation of volcanic land is particularly worrisome, given that the violation of the park’s mission would come from official hands and set a precedent for the removal of protection from parkland that could be repeated for other commercial purposes in other parks.It appears that Costa Rican conservationists are faced with staging the same kind of battle to save the parks as that of their U.S. counterparts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Leading the battle is Álvaro Ugalde, who 40 years ago, along with Mario Boza, founded the Costa Rican National Park Service, patterned after the U.S. system to establish parks in perpetuity – or so they thought.Ugalde attributes the parks’ current difficulties to the fact that average Costa Ricans, especially those living in the environs of the parks, do not identify with them and view the parks as something removed from their day-to-day concerns.“If I had hair,” said the bald Ugalde, “I’d pull it out for having built the parks from the top down instead of from the bottom up.”Ugalde promised to challenge the segregation in the country’s Supreme Court if it is passed by the legislature.Costa Rican conservationists’ current difficulties seem to echo Teddy Roosevelt’s words spoken more than a century ago in appraisal of his countrymen’s appreciation of the wonders bestowed upon them by nature:  “Surely our people do not understand even yet the rich heritage that is theirs.” Facebook Comments No related posts. Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, in the U.S.  Courtesy of Yellowstone National Park Facebook By John McPhaul | Special to The Tico TimesConservationists in Costa Rica alarmed by the government’s attempt to segregate land at Rincón de La Vieja National Park, in northwestern Guanacaste province, and gold panners destroying sections of Corcovado National Park, in the Osa Peninsula, might take solace in knowing that the United States – the inventor of the national park concept – had similar problems when it established the national pa   rks in the 19th and early 20th centuries.The national parks’ growing pains are detailed in the PBS documentary series “The National Parks, America’s Best Idea,” by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan.National parks in the U.S. had their genesis in a land grant signed by President Abraham Lincoln on June 30, 1864, to set aside 60 square miles of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains encompassing Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees, giving the land over to the care of the State of California.Animated by concern that the North’s industrial and commercial development, exemplified by a carnival atmosphere and commercial exploitation of Niagara Falls, would define the young country’s future development of its vast frontier, with the stroke of a pen Lincoln planted the seeds of the at-the-time uniquely U.S. democratic idea that the public at large ought to enjoy the same access to wilderness recreation as had been afforded only to the wealthy.center_img Innkeeper James Mason Hutchins challenged the law by saying part of the valley was his and taking the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Justices ruled against him, establishing an important precedent in favor of conservation.Hutchins though continued to flout the law, erecting buildings in the valley until he was definitively booted out of the park in 1875, though the State of California compensated him for the land he claimed.Yellowstone, in Wyoming, was the first national park established by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1st, 1872. But initially it fell victim to commercialization as surrogates of the Northern Pacific Railroad, banded under the Yellowstone Park Improvement Company, attempted to turn the park into a circus, erecting buildings, and in one case, diverting a hot springs to provide heat for one of the buildings.“The project of the worthy speculators who are after the people’s pleasure ground appears to be flourishing. Here and there a feeble voice of protest is raised against the steal, but with a powerful lobby to back them and no opposition from the Interior Department, the grabbers have little to fear,” wrote the naturalist George Bird Grinnell. “The park is presently all our own. How would the reader like it to become a second Niagara, a place to go only to be fleeced?”In his campaign to save Yellowstone from the exploiters, Grinnell had an ally in Army Lt. Gen. Phillip Sheridan who sparked a debate in Congress over the contracts to the concessioners and introduced a bill to expand the park.Most Congressmen were unimpressed by Sheridan’s entreaties.“I should be very glad to see it surveyed and sold, leaving it to private enterprise,” said Kansas Sen. John Engle, the same sentiment of certain Costa Rican businessmen about their national parks.The bill to expand the park failed and Congress stripped Yellowstone of all funding. Sheridan took matters into his own hands, though, and sent the cavalry to take possession of the “people’s park.” The cavalry was to stay in the park for another 30 years. Glacier Point turns into ‘a carnival’After an extended absence from Yosemite Valley, the conservationist John Muir returned to find “a carnival” with tourists mugging for photos on Glacier Point, a favorite spot for Muir to contemplate in silence the majesty of the valley, and wheat planted in the delicate valley floor meadows.“Like anything else worthwhile, however, well guarded has always been under attack by gain seekers and mischief makers of ever degree from Satan to Senators, eagerly trying to make everything immediately selfishly commercial,” Muir said.So alarmed by the pasturing of sheep in high country meadows that would destroy the watershed leading to the valley, in 1890, Muir – with the help of his newly formed Sierra Club – successfully lobbied for the creation of Yosemite National Park in the high country.The Army was also recruited to patrol the other three parks that were created – the high country of Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon – to guard against the incessant pressures from poachers, loggers, cattle and sheep herders.No law was on the books to formally prevent the predations until a group of conservationists, led by the aspiring politician Theodore Roosevelt, authored and lobbied for passage of the Wildlife Preservation Bill in 1900.It wasn’t until Roosevelt became president and was lobbied personally by John Muir during the president’s historic visit to Yosemite Valley that the valley itself and the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees were incorporated into the national park in 1905.It was during that trip to the West, during a speech on the Grand Canyon, that Roosevelt turned the phrase that would define the mission of the National Parks: “Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.”It wasn’t until 1916 that a government agency, the U.S. National Park Service, was established to administer the country’s growing number of national parks.Prolonged battlesThe solid institutionalism enjoyed by U.S. parks were hard-won after a prolonged battle between conservationists and vested interests, an effort that percolates even today between those who see mass tourism in national parks as commercial exploitation and those who view it as fundamental to the parks’ democratic mission. Rincón de la Vieja National Park in the northwestern province of Guanacaste.   Courtesy of WikiCommonslast_img read more

Canvas Tent up for prestigious awardCanvas Tent up for prestigious award

Canvas Tent up for prestigious awardCanvas Tent up for prestigious award

first_imgHaving originated over three decades ago, Canvas & Tent is now up for a prestigious award in the exporting arena. They started out manufacturing bichemin tarps for the South African railways. However, due to down-scaling within the railways, they were forced to look at other ways to sustain the company.  WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite It was then that they got into canvas and today they boast a state-of-the-art factory with 382 staff.Canvas & Tent believe they are unique because of the myriad skills and design capabilities they possess. They manufacture tents in different fabrics and designs, including camping and luxury tents. They also cater for military and mining accommodation.Canvas & Tent is now honoured to have been chosen as a finalist in the ‘2014 KZN Exporter of the Year’ awards. Winning this award will strengthen their brand and give them the exposure they need to grow further. A big thank you goes out to their staff for their constant support, hard work and dedication to all the company’s projects.last_img read more

Water back on in Farquhar Road

Water back on in Farquhar Road

first_imgFarquhar Road residents were without water early this morning.The Ladysmith Gazette received reports of a burst pipe in Harrismith Road, which might have been the cause of the water outage higher up in Farquhar Road. However, this has not been confirmed.The water came back on at about 9am.uThukela District Municipality have not yet commented on what the reason for the outage was, despite repeated attempts to get hold of them telephonically and via e-mail. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

A man with a dream

A man with a dream

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The property where Themba currently lives has a few cars in the yard, some of which still need to be fixed. People living in the area benefit from his handiwork, as they bring him their vehicles to fix up. As a tall old man who looks like he’s in his 60s (even though he’s not sure himself of his age), Themba is constantly thinking and working, whether in his house or with his tractor. Themba has plenty to keep himself busy!Ultimately, he plans to start his own business and create job opportunities in the area. When he was still working on a farm in Weenen, Themba found that working for others did not offer the freedom to be creative that he so desperately needed. A self-described artist of sorts, Themba says he just wants to build things and fix engines rather than growing a garden or painting. “Attitude is of paramount importance, so stop complaining about stuff and start focusing on solutions. That’s when we’ll start getting somewhere.” Wise words from a man who doesn’t let anything stand in his way! After years of moving around, Mr Themba Dubazane returned to Ntokozweni in Colenso to try to breathe a new culture into the area by starting his own mechanic business. He had one major problem though; he is illiterate.When he settled in Colenso a few years ago with his family, he dreamed of a better life for himself and his wife. Themba had a new outlook and lots of ideas, and his poor background didn’t stop him from going all-out to achieve his dreams.He wondered if he could build his own tractor from scratch.“I started wondering about machines and engines in the early 70s while I was still growing up on the farm,” explains Themba.“Growing up and working on a farm made me fall in love with tractors. That’s when I told myself I would build my own tractor one day,” he adds.last_img read more