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Medicaid drawdown will help UVM foot bill for graduate medical education

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first_imgby Alan Panebaker vtdigger.org One big ticket item for the state’s 2012 budget adjustment act is $30 million for graduate medical education for funding residencies and fellowships for medical students at the University of Vermont.UVM will cover the state’s $12.76 million share of the Medicaid match, according to the Department of Vermont Health Access budget adjustment request. Federal funds will cover the rest of the $30 million total.University of Vermont College of Medicine, courtesy of UVM.Because of UVM’s relationship with the state, the federal government matches the money as if it came from the state. This is the first time UVM has footed the bill for payments of this type, although it is becoming a common practice in numerous other states.According to officials from Fletcher Allen Health Care, the drawdown of federal funds will help increase Medicaid’s chronic underpayments to the hospital. In addition to services for Medicaid patients, the funding will help fund residencies at Fletcher Allen.The funding mechanism will open up funding for safety-net programs for low-income people without dipping into state coffers. As the state’s only academic medical center, Fletcher Allen Health Care, the University of Vermont and the UVM Medical Group provide a safety net for low-income and uninsured Vermonters.As part of an agreement with the Department of Vermont Health Access, UVM agreed to provide a quality assurance report to the state to make sure the program provides benefits to Medicaid beneficiaries. DVHA Commissioner Mark Larson said part of this is ensuring people on Medicaid have access to care.Dr. John Brumsted, interim president and CEO for Fletcher Allen Health Care, presented the proposal to the House Committee on Health Care earlier this week.While Brumsted noted the matching federal funding will cover some of the costs where the hospital falls short, it will not make up for the consistent Medicaid underpayments.In addition to providing services to low-income residents on Medicaid, the funding is part of an overall effort to make sure the state has enough trained physicians, said Rep. Michael Fisher, D-Lincoln, who chairs the House health care committee. Fisher said he hopes this means more residencies for primary care physicians.Uninsured and underinsured residents do not go to the doctor enough, Fisher said, and generally this means they do not seek treatment until health problems become more dire.‘We know we need more primary care,’ he said.Currently, about 39 percent of residency programs at Fletcher Allen are in primary care specialties like family medicine, while the rest are in other specialties like anesthesiology or orthopaedics, according to Brumsted’s presentation.Shifting to more primary care is not as simple as going out and adding residencies, Brumsted noted in committee. Rep. George Till, D-Jericho, a physician and member of the health care committee, added that it requires attracting candidates but most medical students choose residencies in more lucrative specialties. January 9, 2012 vtdigger.orglast_img read more

More radioactive substances found at South Tangerang housing complex

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first_imgThe National Police’s criminal investigation department (Bareskrim) discovered more radioactive materials at the Batan Indah housing complex in South Tangerang, Banten, on Friday – one month after authorities made a similar discovery in the same residential area.A Bareskrim director Brig. Gen. Agung Budijono said the radioactive materials containing Caesium-137 and other radioactive isotopes had been found in a house owned by a late-National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan) employee identified as Gangsar.The house was now occupied by his daughter who knew nothing about the substances, Agung said as reported by kompas.com. The substances were found in the house’s storeroom. “The house is located in Blok F of the Batan Indah housing complex. We discovered them during a patrol,” Agung said, as quoted by kompas.com.Read also: Two people living in South Tangerang exposed to radioactive waste: Nuclear agencyBareskrim has named a Batan employee identified only as SM as a suspect of illegal ownership of radioactive substances following the discovery of the substances by the Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) in February. The agency first detected high levels of radiation at the housing complex during a routine check in late January. On Feb. 7 and Feb. 8, a joint team of officials from Bapeten and Batan discovered several radioactive materials on a vacant lot next to a volleyball court in the housing complex.The fragments contained Caesium-137, which is commonly used for industrial purposes.Not long after that, Bapeten and the police found late last month radioactive substances at SM’s house. Police found that the Batan employee had opened a decontamination service for extra income.SM was charged with violating Articles 42 and 43 of the 1997 Nuclear Energy Law, which carries a maximum punishment of two years of imprisonment and a Rp 100 million (US$6,885) fine. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

This mansion’s clever pool keeps you in the shade all day

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first_img14 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.CELIA Braun just loves her newly renovated walk-in wardrobe.“It is one of the most fabulous places to be,” she said.With high-ceilings and home to 200 pairs of Mrs Braun’s shoes, the only thing the extravagant room is missing is a chandelier.14 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.Mrs Braun and her husband Douglas bought their waterfront home two days before Christmas in 2011.“It was a Christmas present for our family but we had no furniture on Christmas Day,” she said.“We wanted a house to fit the whole family, something that could be a party house when all the kids came home.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago14 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.With five ensuited bedrooms which all have private balconies, Mrs Braun said the home was designed to evoke a modern coastal style with a hint of Hamptons.Styled by Burleigh interiors The Boho Bungalow, the white palette is brought to life with leafy botanicals, timber finishes and marble features.14 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.“We wanted to enhance the timber and white canvas with gold,” she said.The couple said they filled in the wall cut outs with granite, marble and glass.“The cut outs in the hallway face opposite each other and we wanted to do something unique with them,” she said.14 Seafarer Court, Surfers Paradise.“We sponge painted the hallway walls with gold coloured paint to tie it all in.”Mrs Braun said the family are most proud of their addition to the pool.14 Seafarer Court, Surfers Paradise.“We added an electronic pool shade that goes across like a roof, you can be in the pool all day and you won’t get sunburnt.”last_img read more

Half Million BAM for co-financing of EYOF?

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first_imgThe Council of Ministers has adopted the information on the distribution and use of current reserve funds for 2016 amounting to 1,458,528.40 BAM, of which half a million for the financing of EYOF. This information will be guided to the BiH Parliamentary Assembly.From these funds 598,938.00 BAM refers to the appropriations made available by the decisions of the Council of Ministers of BiH, and 359,590.40 BAM relates to the emergency use of current reserves on the basis of individual decisions of the BiH Presidency members.Moreover, 500,000.00 BAM is reserved for co-financing of the European winter Olympic Youth Festival 2019 (EYOF) by decision of the Council of Ministers from 2016.To recall, the Council of Ministers adopted a decision on 20th  December 2016 for the approval of 500,000 BAM for co-financing of EYOF.(Source: akta)last_img read more

Word Cloud 2.0: The Spatial Dimension

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first_imgWord clouds: No doubt you’ve seen these graphic representations of the most commonly used words in a body of text, floating around the internet. They are especially popular after big political speeches. Thanks to IBM researcher Jonathan Feinberg’s web site Wordle.net, word clouds are easy for anyone to create. To draw a loose analogy: Wordle has been to text analysis what Blogger or Facebook has been to online publishing – great tools to democratize what used to be an elite skill. Are there substantial limitations to this word cloud format that need to be taken into consideration, though?New York University PhD student of political science Drew Conway thinks there are. Conway hosted an interesting debate on his blog this week about one of the key concerns about word clouds and he offered an alternate model for understanding bodies of text. He calls word clouds “spatial visualization wherein space is meaningless.” That’s hard to argue with. Check out one of the models he proposes as a possible next step of the word cloud’s evolution. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Above, Conway’s visualization of words used by both President Obama and Sarah Palin in their speeches about the shooting of Congresswoman Giffords in Tucson. On the left, words used by both but more by Palin, on the right, words used by both but more by Obama. Click to view full size.The big picture here is that space, both the x and the y axes, are opportunities to convey something important.Conway explains what he did:To understand how these speeches compared I first needed to create a term-frequency matrix, which contained only words used in both speeches. After removing common English stop words and the word ‘applause’ (Obama’s speech was in front of a live audience), and retaining only words contained in both speeches at least once, I was left with 103 words to visualize.To show how the two speeches contrasted, I decided to use the x-axis position to pull words used more by one politician closer to either the left or right of the plot. Words used more by Palin are to the left, and likewise words to the right were used more by Obama. The color reinforces this information, making words Palin words darker red, and Obama darker blue…While this is a very simple extension of the traditional word cloud, much more can be learned from it. For example, both politicians used the words “congresswomen,” and “america” equally but also frequently. While the word “tragedy” is used often in both speeches, but slightly more by Obama. The edges are most interesting. Palin repeated the shared terms “ideas,” “debate,” “victims,” “values,” and “strength,” while Obama focused on “people,” “lives,” and “life.”Conway acknowledges that this visualization has its own limitations, specifically that the words not intersecting between both speeches aren’t represented here. He posts the Wordle charts for both speeches as well in his blog post. Tags:#Analysis#design#web Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Alaska hires Altamirano, Ildefonso as new coaches

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first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Perasol welcomes solid support from alumni: ‘It gives us pressure to deliver’ “Danny Ildefonso is both one of the best players and best men to ever have played in the PBA. He has always had a tremendous work ethic and has detailed knowledge on how to play the game as a big man. He will surely have a tremendous impact on the development of our big men,” said Compton.Rounding out the new hires for Alaska is Tony dela Cruz, who has now shifted to the coaching after retiring last month.“Tony Dela Cruz has always been one of the smartest players in the PBA and he knows the ins and outs of our system as well as any of our coaches. He is an excellent communicator who has a great relationship with everyone on the team and he will make a very smooth transition into coaching,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter losing key deputies in the offseason, Alaska has enlisted the services of Eric Altamirano, Danny Ildefonso, and Tony dela Cruz to assist coach Alex Compton this upcoming season.“I am really excited about the new coaches we have added to our coaching staff,” said Compton, who lost deputies Louie Alas and Topex Robinson to Phoenix.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Compton will be renewing his partnership with Altamirano, both of whom formed the grassroots program National Basketball Training Center (NBTC).“Coach Eric Altamirano is a proven winner at every single level he has coached at including the PBA. Alaska gets a veteran coach with tremendous experience and character in Coach Eric, truly a man of excellence,” he said of the seasoned mentor, who last called the shots for Flying V Thunder in the PBA D-League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water polo SPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIldefonso, meanwhile, boasts a decorated career being a two-time PBA MVP with San Miguel, before finishing his career with Meralco.He is currently serving as a big man coach for the NU Bulldogs under coach Jamike Jarin. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Pacio unfazed by last-minute opponent change

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first_imgPhoto by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netJoshua Pacio is likely on his way to a title shot if he goes on to hurdle his Chinese opponent Min Qiang Lan in the co-main event of ONE: Global Superheroes on Friday.But as much as the Filipino strawweight contender wants to get his hands on the gold, he doesn’t want to get ahead of himself especially with a big bout coming up against a dangerous opponent.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Injured Nadal out of Australian Open; Cilic into semifinals LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “Of course, I want the belt but for me, right now, I’m not thinking about getting a title shot just yet,” Pacio told INQUIRER.net in Filipino on Tuesday.“I still need to gain more experience for me to get to the level of champions,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPacio is supposed to fight Pongsiri Misatit, but the Thai was forced to withdraw due to an injury.ONE announced the opponent change on Friday, giving Pacio’s camp less than two weeks to adjust their game plan. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight PLAY LIST 00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight04:36Joshua Pacio is the new ONE Strawweight world champion00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding But Pacio isn’t concerned with the sudden change.“I’m not worried because fighters in the international stage are expected to cope up with the changes and that’s how fighters’ mentality should be,” Pacio said.Pacio said there are similarities between his initial foe and replacement in terms of their strengths which is striking, but added that Lan is the more lethal striker than the two.“We saw a video of one of Lan’s fights and he’s better than Pongsiri in striking so I prepared really hard in training and that’s what I’m going to showcase on Friday.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FORMED

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first_imgTFA would like to announce the formation and appointment of the TFA 2007/08 National Indigenous Advisory Committee members. The formation of the charter for the committee is still in the preliminary stages of development, but the committee will be focused on a number of initiatives in Indigenous areas, including the attendance of an Australian team at the 2009 Indigenous World Cup.The Committee members are:Cameron Costello (Chairperson)Aaron AppoBo De La CruzBarry DrawsJo-Ann ShawMichael ZithaTFA would like to congratulate all members on their appointment, and wish them luck for the 2007/08 period.last_img

9 months agoAC Milan coach Gattuso: We’re not taking Coppa Italia lightly

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first_imgAC Milan coach Gattuso: We’re not taking Coppa Italia lightlyby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso says they’ll take their Coppa Italia tie with Sampdoria seriously.Milan also face Juventus next week in Jeddah for the Supercoppa.Gattuso said, “We’re not going on vacation to Genoa, we are taking part in a competition that we really care about.“Last season, we reached the Final of the Coppa Italia and that was a huge disappointment. “It’s true, we are facing a Sampdoria side in stunning shape, but we too will use the best team available to go through.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img