first_imgTrump’s choice for U.S. health secretary—U.S. Rep. Tom Price, a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act—suggests the President-elect may follow through on his campaign promise to repeal the health reform law.John McDonough, professor of the practice of public health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, who has worked on health reform for decades, expressed concern regarding Trump’s choice of Price in a Nov. 29, 2016 interview with WBUR’s CommonHealth.“Massachusetts has prided itself for over a decade now in being the state that has reduced the number of people without health insurance to the lowest ever seen the history of the country,” McDonough said, “and the legacy of that is now at risk.”Repealing the ACA won’t be easy, though, McDonough told Vanity Fair. For instance, Republicans attempting a repeal in the Senate won’t be able to get the 60 votes they need to overcome a Democratic filibuster.“The notion of repealing the whole 950 pages of the law is a nonstarter,” he said. “There is not a single Democrat of the 48 in there who would vote for that.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

first_imgNext week, the Dell EMC Healthcare-Life Sciences team will join over 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians and executives from around the world at the HIMSS19 Annual Conference & Exhibition, the largest health IT event in the industry. This year’s conference theme is “Champions of Health Unite,” and Dell EMC is helping our customers and partners rise to the challenge of tackling complex issues like next-generation infrastructure, multi-cloud, IoT, high performance computing / artificial intelligence for clinical genomics and pathology, virtual / augmented reality, and cybersecurity. We will also highlight how our technology solutions can, and are, taking healthcare organizations to the next level – from the point of care to the data center to the cloud.The explosion of healthcare data coming from EMR systems, connected devices, high-performance computing for precision medicine (i.e. clinical genomics, pathology), and IoT is forcing organizations to rethink their data strategies and next-generation infrastructure to future-proof their IT environments. To fully leverage the data capital residing across the healthcare ecosystem, we will also be emphasizing two important trends to unleash data: the rise of multi-cloud frameworks, and the need for an IoT strategy to support data analytics at the edge.To optimize the use of data with timely access and a unified view of available data sets for safer patient care collaboration, healthcare organizations must advance their adoption of multi-cloud operating models for standardizing and automating common provisioning, deployment, monitoring, data protection and security services. A multi-cloud operating framework enables IT to become a broker of IT services as it provides the blueprint with the appropriate architectural approach and governance/standards to bring together private, hybrid, public and specialty cloud services into a single comprehensive, multi-cloud operating approach, while reducing risk and complexity.Healthcare providers can also reduce their risk as they build out their healthcare IoT strategy to speed up ROI – from patient to provider to cloud. To take advantage of the IoT opportunity, organizations need to connect the physical world with the digital, starting with real-time monitoring for visibility, then adding analytics and eventually, automation.  Each step builds confidence in the next. The IoT continuum spans the edge, distributed core and cloud, with zones of intelligence that perform analytics while it matters, where it matters and how it matters – optimizing value for the health system. In addition to IoT use cases for video monitoring and patient sitters, we will highlight an open, scalable platform that includes the ability to simplify data collection, manage devices on the network, centralize data storage, provide on-demand analytics, and integrate networking.Leveraging our robust healthcare partner ecosystem and strategically aligned businesses, Dell EMC is helping healthcare organizations across the globe power their Heath IT, Precision Medicine, Connected Health, and Security transformations. The drivers of industry change continue to propel innovation across the patient care continuum: clinicians are looking to unlock the value of patient data with actionable analytic insights to make measurable impacts on patient care delivery, researchers require the latest genomic technologies to push the boundaries of individualized treatment plans, patients expect more involvement in their personal care, and care teams demand improved interoperability to enable timely access to the right information to make the accurate decisions at the point of care.At the Dell EMC booth #3159, please join us to hear directly from our customers on how they are making their digital transformation real every day with essential infrastructure solutions at the center of their services and operations, leading to improved workflows and patient engagement. For speaker schedule times, please click here.No matter where you are in your digital transformation strategy, we look forward to seeing you at HIMSS19 to discuss how we can help your organization modernize, automate and transform your data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage, devices, and data protection technologies.last_img read more

first_imgJAMESTOWN – A cold front that passed by yesterday, will allow for cooler and dryer weather to close out the month of August. Today a few early morning showers will give way to some afternoon sun as high pressure builds in. Highs today will range from the upper-60’s to low-70’s across the region.For tonight, mainly clear skies with lows around 50.With high pressure in control, tomorrow will be sunny with highs in the mid-70’s. A very small shower chance in possible in the afternoon. The remainder of the week will be a bit more unsettled. As high pressure moves out Tuesday, a system passing to the south will bring in a chance for rain with highs in the mid to upper-70’s. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy.A passing warm front early Wednesday will allow the temperatures to reach the lower-80’s during the day before yet another cold front approaches the region late Wednesday into Thursday. Out ahead of this cold front, there is a chance for a few stronger to severe thunderstorms, although details are to be determined as time gets closer.Behind this cold front late week temperatures will drop back into the mid-70’s as high pressure begins to return.WNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgVermont personal income tax withholding continues to under perform, leading to general caution as the end of the fiscal year nears on June 30. However, Secretary of Administration Neale F Lunderville said it appears that state tax revenues will be on target for the first time in two years. Lunderville released the May 2010 General Fund Revenues today. May is the 11th month of fiscal year (FY) 2010. General Fund revenues totaled $51.70 million for May 2010. They were -$5.54 million or -9.67 percent below the $57.24 million consensus revenue forecast for the month. These May results reduced the year to date General Fund performance of $934.98 million to +$1.97 million, or +0.21 percent ahead of target.The monthly targets reflect the revised Fiscal Year 2010 Consensus Revenue Forecast approved by the Emergency Board at their January 13, 2010 meeting. Statutorily, the State is required to revise the Consensus Revenue Forecast two times per year, in January and July; the Emergency Board may schedule interim revisions if deemed necessary. The next Emergency Board meeting is tentatively scheduled for July 15, 2010.Personal Income Tax (PI) receipts are the largest single state revenue source, and are reported Net-of-Personal Income Tax refunds. Personal Income Tax receipts for May of $15.26 million were -$6.58 million or -30.14% short of the monthly target of $21.85 million.Secretary Lunderville said: Personal Income Tax withholding, estimated payments, and refunds all fell short of target for May. We had hoped that the above target performance in Personal Income Taxes last month would reduce the chance of a negative revenue surprise during May and June. However, the continued weakness, especially in PI Withholding which has finished below target every month since the January forecast revision causes some concern as to whether we will be able to achieve the June target in this major revenue category.Corporate Income Taxes, which are also reported net-of refunds, were above target for May with receipts of $2.13 million against a target of $1.37 million or +$0.76 million (+55.40%).The consumption taxes saw mixed results; Sales & Use Tax of $15.50 million was above target by +$0.25 million (+1.66%), while Rooms & Meals Tax receipts of $7.12 million slipped below target by -$0.08 million (-1.05%) for May.The year to date results for the four major General Fund categories are as follows: Personal Income Tax, $430.62 million (-2.16%); Sales & Use Tax, $191.17 million (+0.47%); Corporate, $61.23 million (+16.19%); and Meals & Rooms Tax, $109.39 million (+1.29%).The remaining tax components include Insurance, Inheritance & Estate Tax, Real Property Transfer Tax, and Other (which includes: Bank Franchise Tax, Telephone Tax, Liquor Tax, Beverage Tax, Fees, and Other Taxes). The results for the month of May were as follows: Insurance Tax, $6.54 million (+26.56%); Estate Tax, $0.61 million (-41.78%); Property Transfer Tax, $0.58 million (+18.81%); and Other , $3.97 million (-18.75%). Year to date results for these categories were: Insurance Tax, $52.96 million (+0.56%); Estate Tax, $13.59 million (-10.75%); Property Transfer Tax, $6.98 million (+5.30%); and Other , $69.04 million (+2.43%).Transportation FundSecretary Lunderville also reported on the results for the non-dedicated Transportation Fund Revenue for May. Total non-dedicated Transportation Fund receipts of $19.01 million for the month or +$0.36 million (+1.94%) were above the monthly target for May of $18.65 million. The year to date non-dedicated Transportation revenue was $189.55 million versus the target of $188.18 million (+$1.36 million, +0.72%).May s results were mixed, as were April s. Gasoline Tax, Diesel Fuel Tax, and Motor Vehicle Fees saw above target results; Motor Vehicle Purchase & Use and Other fell below target for the month. The Transportation Fund revenue results for May were: Gasoline Tax, $4.63 million or +3.40% above target; Diesel Tax, $1.20 million or +22.13% above target; Motor Vehicle Purchase & Use Tax, $4.06 million or -4.10% below target; Motor Vehicle Fees, $7.79 million or +5.92% ahead of target; and Other Fees, $1.33 million or -16.89% below the monthly target.The May year to date Transportation Fund revenue results were: Gasoline Tax, $55.93 million or +0.46% ahead of target, Diesel Tax, $13.03 million or -1.14% below target; Motor Vehicle Purchase & Use Tax, $40.62 million or +3.42% above target; Motor Vehicle Fees, $63.89 million or +0.93% above target; and Other Fees, $16.07 million or -4.05%, short of target. The Transportation Fund continues to exceed the target for FY 2010 and the results for the same period in FY 2009. Indications are that the vehicle sales have begun to rebound since the fall of 2009 and we are reasonably confident that this trend will continue into June, said Secretary Lunderville.Lunderville also reported on the results for the Transportation Infrastructure Bond Fund ( TIB ). TIB Fund Gas receipts for May were $1.19 million or 2.53% ahead of target; year to date ($12.06 million) remained below target by -0.82%. The TIB Fund Diesel receipts were $0.12 million or +4.38% above target for the month; year to date TIB Diesel receipts were $1.22 million or +37.62% ahead of target. The TIB Fund receipts are noted below the following table:Education FundThe the non-Property Tax Education Fund revenues (which constitute approximately 11% of the total Education Fund sources) were released today by Secretary Lunderville. The non-Property Tax Education Fund receipts for May totaled $11.54 million, or +$0.02 million (+0.16%) above the $11.52 million target for the month. Year to date, Education Fund revenues were $133.93 million or +0.70% ahead of target.The individual Education Fund revenue component results for May were: Sales & Use Tax, $7.75 million, or +1.66% ahead of target; Motor Vehicle Purchase & Use Tax, $2.03 million or -4.10%; Lottery Transfer, $1.75 million or -1.76%; and Education Fund Interest, $0.01 million against a target of $0 million. Year-to-date results were: Sales & Use Tax, $95.58 or +0.47%; Motor Vehicle Purchase & Use Tax, $20.31 million or +3.42%; Lottery Transfer, $17.93 million or 1.04%; and Education Fund Interest, $0.10 million or +8.41%.ConclusionSecretary Lunderville concluded, We remain cautious due to the fragility of the economic recovery, especially in light of the European situation and mixed indicators of consumer confidence and spending for May. The risk of the economy slipping into a double-dip recession remains. We still have a long climb back to fiscal health with continued pressure on the state budget and the impending loss of federal stimulus monies. Important indicators, such as personal income tax withholding, have not performed as expected. That said, we are pleased that for the first time in two fiscal years our current revenue forecast seems to be holding. We hope to finish the 2010 fiscal year close to target.Source: Lunderville’s office. 6.15.2010last_img read more

first_imgBy now, everyone in America has their own nano-brewery and craft distilleries are so 2011. The next frontier for discerning locavores who love to imbibe? Sake. Blue Kudzu Sake Company opened last week in Asheville’s River Arts District, making it only the fourth craft sake brewer operating in the U.S. All sake is distilled brewed from polished rice but apparently, high-end craft sake tastes nothing like the warm hooch you typically get at your favorite sushi restaurant. If the table sake we’re all used to is Natural Light, then the organic craft sake that Blue Kudzu is making is Pisgah Pale.Sake brewing is still in its infancy in the U.S. We have a couple of macro-brewers in Portland, but only a few craft brewpubs scattered about the country. Lack of access to proper brewing equipment and high quality rice makes brewing sake difficult, but it looks as if we’re at the beginning of a new trend. In addition to Blue Kudzu, the popular Ben’s Tune Up, a ramen and sake bar also in Asheville, has plans to brew its own sake by the end of the year.Kanpai!Follow Graham Averill’s adventures in drinking and Dad-hood at daddy-drinks.comlast_img read more

first_imgThe popular CUNA News Podcast is now available on Spotify, putting the program on the top four podcast directories.With more than 116,000 downloads, the CUNA News Podcast has welcomed a wide range of guests, from credit union visionaries to industry thought leaders.Subscribe now at iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Stitcher. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Whether because of common sense or because of regulation, your credit union needs to be prepared for the worst. So, how do you start preparing for the worst? With a business impact analysis.In this blog, we’ll give a brief overview of what a business impact analysis is. We’ll discuss the different components of a business impact analysis, what it’s used for, and why your credit union needs one.What Is a Business Impact Analysis?In a very real sense, a business impact analysis is the basis or foundation of all your planning. What kind of planning? Business continuity planning and disaster recovery planning.And, if you’re weird or very meticulous, maybe also office party planning. Maybe.last_img read more

first_imgThe project is expected to begin in early 2021, and expected to be complete by the end of that year. The center, which will feature a gymnasium, community rooms, offices and more, will be worked on in conjunction with the Change Coalition, a group formed by Jamar Johnson after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Community Foundation for South Central New York will facilitate fundraising for the project. If you wish to donate toward the project, click here. “This project represents a critical and unprecedented investment in Binghamton’s youth and our City’s future,” Mayor David said a news release. The city and coalition will work together on potential fundraising and collecting community input on the project and potential programming for the center. Mayor David, the Coalition, and community leaders will meet Wednesday as part of a series of stakeholder meetings. More meetings will be held in the upcoming months.center_img BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Mayor Rich David announced Tuesday plans for a multi-million dollar youth community center for 2021 at Columbus Park. The project could cost between $4-million to $5-million. “A brand new youth and community center in the City’s urban core has the potential to not only improve the outcomes of generations of young people who will grow up in Binghamton with more of the recreational and educational opportunities they deserve, but also transform a key downtown neighborhood,” he said. The new center will complement a separate $500,000 park improvement project that will “modernize” the playground and upgrade the picnic area.last_img read more

first_img“It’s a distraction, that’s clear,” said Tuchel. “I always want to protect my players, and if there are difficult things to talk about I prefer to say them internally.”These are distractions, and they give the impression we are not serious, not professional. But I don’t really want to talk about it because then these things become big issues.”Neymar warmed up with a shirt bearing the name of Kobe Bryant and the number 24 of the basketball star who was killed in a helicopter crash last weekend.While Neymar didn’t score, having to settle just for one assist, he produced his usual tricks, provoked the opposition, and required lengthy treatment at the end of the first half after appearing to hurt his ribs as he grappled for the ball with Montpellier’s Arnaud Souquet. Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel admitted Neymar’s latest lavish birthday celebrations were a “distraction” at a key time in the season after the Brazilian helped the Ligue 1 leaders to a 5-0 win over nine-man Montpellier on Saturday.Neymar, with his hair dyed pink, shook off an injury scare and raged with the match officials while Pablo Sarabia, Angel Di Maria, Kylian Mbappe and Layvin Kurzawa all scored along with a Daniel Congre own goal as PSG went 13 points clear of Marseille at the top of the table.On Sunday, the Brazilian is set to host a lavish party for his 28th birthday at a Parisian nightclub, despite his team playing again on Tuesday against Nantes. Unhappy with the some of the treatment reserved for him, Neymar was booked for dissent in the first half and was then caught by television cameras angrily remonstrating in Portuguese with the fourth official in the tunnel at half-time.- Mbappe anger at substitution -Tuchel was also forced to answer questions about Mbappe’s angry reaction to being taken off midway through the second half, as Edinson Cavani came on for a first appearance since a January move to Atletico Madrid fell through.”It doesn’t look good, but we are not the only club where players react like that,” the coach said.”This team shows how professional and focused they are every day, but this gives the impression it’s not always like that and I’m sad because it’s not necessary.”I explained to him why he came off and that will be that. I always make decisions for sporting reasons. This is football, not tennis, and you have to respect everyone.”Sarabia was selected ahead of Mauro Icardi and Cavani to start with Mbappe up front, and the former Real Madrid player curled home a fine opener from 22 yards in the eighth minute for his 10th goal of the season.Montpellier’s hopes of getting back into the game were then as good as over when goalkeeper Dimitry Bertaud was sent off in the 17th minute for coming out of his box to stop Mbappe bearing down on goal, only to block the ball with his arm and receive a straight red.On came young debutant goalkeeper Matis Carvalho and he had to pick the ball out of his net twice before the interval.Di Maria lifted the ball over him and in to make it 2-0 in the 41st minute, and shortly afterwards Teji Savanier’s attempt to clear a Di Maria corner rebounded off the face of defender Congre and in.After Neymar cooled down at the break, he set up Mbappe to round Carvalho and score his 14th league goal of the season.Kurzawa drilled in the fifth in the 65th minute, and the visitors were reduced to nine men late on as substitute Joris Chotard saw two quick yellow cards.Marseille go to Bordeaux on Sunday looking for a first win there in 43 years, while Rennes strengthened their grip on third by scoring twice in injury time to claim a 3-2 win over local rivals Nantes on Friday.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgHowever, the Swedish buffer fund struck a note of caution that the rate of improvement seen in recent years would bring about parity on boards any time soon.It estimated that parity between male and female candidates would take a further 27 years for board members, and 44 years for members of executive management.The financial and consumer sector boasted the highest number of women on boards, while media and financial services reported the largest number of executive management.The survey covered 268 companies listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. AP2 has praised the increase in board diversity at Swedish companies after a nearly 20% rise in the number of women at listed firms.Eva Halvarsson, chief executive of AP2, said the changes to its annual Female Representation Index were the steepest increases since 2004, and noted that nomination committees were now being ever more responsible in selecting candidates.“There is still much to do, but I am convinced that this issue has now attracted the attention necessary for accelerating future development in this area and to ensure better utilization of the competence available.”The index, compiled since 2003 with Nordic Investor Services, found that 29% of board directors at firms listed primarily on the Swedish Stock Exchange were women.last_img read more