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Georgia Maheras to head Vermont Health Care Administration

first_imgDepartment of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration (BISHCA) Commissioner Steve Kimbell today announced the appointment of Georgia John Maheras as Deputy Commissioner of Health Care Administration.   The Health Care Administration is responsible for oversight of health insurance companies in Vermont, the Hospital budget review process and hospital capital expenditures through the Certificate of Need (CON) process.Maheras will assume the position effective August 29. Maheras brings to BISHCA a diverse background in health care, having worked both for a major managed care company in Massachusetts and a variety of policy and advocacy organizations.  An attorney, she has served as a health care advocate for Boston-based organizations including Health Care for All and Health Law Advocates, where she engaged in litigation, policy development and legislative advocacy.Maheras served as a Consumer Representative Appointee to the National Association of insurance Commissioners.‘Georgia is a great addition to BISHCA and to the Shumlin administration’s health care reform team,’ said Kimbell.  ‘Her experience will be extremely helpful as we move forward with implementation of Act 48, the health care reform legislation signed by the Governor on May 26th.’BISHCA 7.8.2011 # # #last_img read more

Bar’s Speakers Bureau has attorneys available

first_imgBar’s Speakers Bureau has attorneys available January 15, 2006 Regular News Bar’s Speakers Bureau has attorneys available The Florida Bar Speakers Bureau offers volunteer speakers who donate their time to speak with senior citizen associations, civic and community organizations, students, and professional groups, at no cost to the organization.As the senior population in Florida increases so does the number of reported crimes against seniors. Con artists pose as legitimate contractors, phishers troll the Internet for unwary users who divulge critical financial details, and identities are stolen. Florida Bar members can address these and other topics that affect the legal rights of senior citizens. Additional topics include: Social Security, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income, Veterans Administration issues, and immigration.Speakers can also talk about preparing wills, living wills, and health care surrogate forms, guardianship, nursing home care, powers of attorney, and other estate planning preparations.To schedule a speaker on these and other topics, call Gail Grimes at (850) 561-5767, or e-mail read more

Couple Charged With Sex Trafficking in Nassau Massage Parlors

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Queens couple was arrested for allegedly coercing two women into performing sex acts on men at two massage parlors that the couple owned in West Hempstead and Franklin Square, Nassau County prosecutors said.Zhaowei Yin, 49, and his 46-year-old wife, Shuwen Ai, both of Flushing, were charged Thursday with sex trafficking, promoting prostitution, labor trafficking and unauthorized practice.“Trafficked individuals like the women in this case are the victims of a modern-day form of slavery happening all around us in communities across the country,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said. “This is what slavery looks like in 2015.”Related Story: Inside the Hidden World of Sex Trafficking on L.I.Prosecutors said that the couple allegedly hired two women responding to ads in Chinese-language newspapers seeking masseuses, but required them to perform sexual services on men at Lucy’s Spa on Hempstead Turnpike and Panda Foot Spa on Franklin Avenue between May 2013 and the end of January 2014.The suspects allegedly forced the women to sleep at the businesses, which are now closed. They allegedly never paid one victim and authorities said the couple deducted wages from the other for trasnporation to and from work. If they refused to comply with their demands, they also allegedly threatened to post nude photos of them in the Internet and have them deported.The case unfolded after both victims were arrested for prostitution. Once it became clear that they were trafficking victims, their charges were dismissed.The suspects are believed to have owned other massage parlors across Long Island and in Queens, including a spa that is still in business in Nassau County.Judge Philip Grella set bail for the couple at $250,000 cash or bond. They face up to 25 years in prison, if convicted. They are due back in court Oct. 15.A third suspect is expected to be arraigned at a later date. The investigation is continuing.last_img read more

REDC: Southern Tier awarded $88.9 million, considered ‘top performer’

first_imgThe money will be used for various projects around the Southern Tier. Tyoga Container — $5.2 millionBinghamton University — $5 millionUHS Chenango Memorial Hospital — $1.5 millionCity of Hornell — $1 millionUpstate Farm Cheese, LLC — $1.55 millionVillage of South Corning — $1 millionTown of Owego –$2.148 millionCornell University — $1.2 millionTompkins County Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. — $4.5 million Some organizations that were awarded the most money include: For the full list of awards, click here. The announcement came as part of the 2019 Annual Regional Economic Development Council Awards in Albany Thursday afternoon. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that parts of the state will receive a total of $761 million to be used for economic and community development resources. (WBNG) — The Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) has awarded $88.9 million to the Southern Tier to be spread across various municipalities, schools and businesses.last_img read more

Indonesian students in limbo as US restricts visas

first_imgThousands of Indonesian students in the United States are in limbo following a Trump administration policy that requires foreign students to leave the country if their schools move classes entirely online in response to the COVID-19 crisis.The Trump administration, through its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, announced the rule last week for holders of certain student visas if their courses went fully online in the fall. In the US, the first semester of the school year often begins in early September and runs until mid-December.“As we know, with the US government recently issuing the new policy regarding foreign students, basically, international students in the US cannot take a fully online set of courses and, instead, must have in-person classes or mixed classes,” Foreign Ministry director for citizen protection Judha Nugraha said last week. He said all six Indonesian representative offices in the US had assured the nation’s students that the Indonesian government would protect them.“Our representatives have also coordinated with various campuses regarding the US policy, including [exploring] the possibility of holding face-to-face or hybrid classes,” Judha said.The new ICE policy exempts students at schools with full-time, in-person instruction, as well as most students attending schools with a mixed curriculum of in-person and online learning, provided those programs are approved by ICE, Reuters reported.While there are fewer Indonesian international students in the US than those from other countries, American education remains an attractive option for Indonesian students seeking an education abroad. The US has consistently been in the top five most favored destinations for Indonesian students, along with Australia, the United Kingdom, Singapore and China.Alvinsyah A. Pramono, the chair of the Indonesian Students Association in the United States (Permias), said the new policy had taken everyone by surprise, forcing all representative offices, including the education and culture attaché, to seek clarification from US government agencies, particularly ICE, and campuses.“This policy has confused everyone. However, so far we have not seen any immediate action because, from the data we have obtained, most campuses have opted to have hybrid systems, meaning they will conduct some in-person lectures,” he said.Most of the 117 universities Permias surveyed have decided to use a combination of online and in-person classes to meet the requirements for the new school year this fall.Seventy-six schools confirmed that they would have hybrid systems, while 6 others had decided to hold classes entirely in person. Three institutions – Harvard University, Vanderbilt University and San Joaquin Delta College – are moving fully online for the semester, while the remaining 32 have not made a decision and will give further notice about their policies at a later time, the survey found.Despite assurances from most universities that they would use a mixed system, fears linger that policies will change along the way, as the US continues to report record-breaking daily increases in COVID-19 cases.Infections are rising in about 40 states, and the country broke global records by logging about 60,000 new cases a day in the four days prior to Sunday, Reuters reported.Alvin said some campuses that had previously opted for hybrid systems were now considering moving entirely online after the US holiday of Thanksgiving in November in anticipation of a second wave of outbreaks.“This means that if the new regulation is still in place, Permias and the Indonesian representative offices have at least three months to prepare contingency plans,” Alvin said.According to Permias data, 4,461 Indonesian university students are currently in the US, but the number affected could be higher if the regulation includes exchange students and students taking short courses in the US.Alvin, citing the latest update from the Indonesian Embassy, lamented the fact that ICE had yet to develop clear procedures on what would happen to students whose schools had moved entirely online.“We are not clear about this because [ICE] is also depending on the grace period,” he said.The grace period allows students to stay in the US for 60 days after they graduate, which will allow them to take care of certain things, including changing their visa status if they want to work in the country. Students who decide not to finish their studies get a 15-day grace period, while students who are expelled do not have a grace period.Some universities that previously announced they would move most of their 2020 classes online, including Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, filed a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday, asking a judge to temporarily block the rule and invalidate it, Reuters reported. They argued in the lawsuit that the new policy threw their operations, and the operations of “virtually all of higher education in the United States”, into chaos.Topics :last_img read more

Hajj death toll rises to 165 Egyptians, 73 missing

first_imgHealth Ministry Spokesperson Dr. Khaled Megahed said the Nasser, Sheikh Zayed and Harmal hospitals have been receiving the families of the missing pilgrims for five days, adding that the DNA tests of the missing pilgrims would be completed by the middle of this week and sent to the Saudi authorities to match them with the bodies. The deathtoll for Egyptians from the Hajj stampede rose to 165 while the number of missing dropped to 73, according to Endowments Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa.Dr. Hisham Zaazou, director of the Nasser Institute for Research and Treatment, said he received 20 cases, including 15 from the list of missing persons.last_img

Barcelona target Willian confirms Chelsea exit

first_imgHowever, the 31-year old has dismissed the possibility of remaining in London for the 2020-21 campaign.“Everyone knows my contract ends in a few months, and a renewal is difficult, he told an interview with FOX Sports, reported via Mundo Deportivo.“I think it will be very difficult for me to renew, as I want three more years, and Chelsea have only offered two.At the moment, it is undecided what will happen, but I am free to negotiate with other teams.”Quique Setien’s side are reported to be the front runners to bring the former Shakhtar Donetsk man to the Camp Nou.Read Also: Leon Balogun: My Super Eagles’ recall specialThe Catalan giants are looking to strengthen their squad options this summer, but their budget is likely to be reduced.A free transfer for Willian would be a shrewd piece of business for Setien, with Luis Suarez’s contract expiring next summer, and persistent doubts over the long term fitness of Ousmane Dembele.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Brazilian international is out of contract at Stamford Bridge from July, but due the suspension of the Premier League, he could extend that slightly. Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?From Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon Barcelona transfer target Willian has confirmed he is set to leave Premier League side Chelsea when his contract expires this summer.Advertisementlast_img read more

Osimhen ‘pressured’ into Napoli move

first_img “He is totally against it,” Akatugba told Football Italia. “But he is being put under pressure by the club. read also:” Sky Sport Italia reported earlier that the 21-year-old had landed in Naples and Akatugba confirmed the news to Football Italia. In 2019-20, Osimhen netted 13 goals in 27 Ligue 1 games and would reportedly be more interested in a move to the Premier League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Partenopei have been trying to close a double deal worth €100m for defender Gabriel and forward Osimhen, but the latter is not convinced. His brother-in-law claimed the ‘racism in Italy’ could ultimately deter the Lille forward whilst journalist Oma Akatugba from, who’s in touch with the player, has revealed the Nigerian is being forced to move against his will.Advertisement Napoli are reportedly in talks with Victor Osimhen but sources close to the player claims the Lille forward is being ‘pressured’ into a move. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely See7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit Loading… last_img read more

Eddie Howe unsure about whether to involve Lewis Grabban against former team

first_img “Juan has been popular within the group, although doesn’t speak the language let, but always has a smile on his face, so all the new players have fitted in very well off the pitch.” Howe added: “It is nice to have done some early business, but it is all relative because we lost players earlier in the season and so we are really just trying to replace those numbers, to make sure we have enough strength in depth to attack the second half of the season.” Bournemouth are 16th, a place and two points below Norwich. “A win would be really important for us. Our home form has been patchy so we want to start a consistent run,” said Howe, who could be without midfielder Matt Ritchie because of a dead leg. “We know the importance of the games in this month, all we can do is give our best to achieve what we want to.” Howe said: “It goes without saying we like Lewis a lot, from his previous spell here, he knows what we want and we know him, that is really important when you have a short period of the season left. “He has not had a lot of football in the past few months, so that plays a part in our thinking, how match fit is he? So we will make a decision on that. “I don’t think any player has to pull me to say they are desperate to start, because that is a given with anyone in my squad.” Howe i s confident Bournemouth’s new signings are made of the right stuff to help keep the club in the Barclays Premier League. The Cherries have been busy in the January transfer window. As well as Grabban, they have recruited Roma forward Juan Iturbe on loan and paid a record £12million fee for Benik Afobe. “It is early days, but all three of our new players are really good characters,” Howe said at a press conference. “Lewis knows us from having worked with us before, so there are no issues with him, he can acclimatise very quickly because he knows the majority of the players anyway. “Benik is a good character and young player again, so there is no problem with him fitting in. Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has yet to decide whether to unleash striker Lewis Grabban against his old club Norwich at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday. The 28-year-old rejoined the Cherries in an £ 8million deal earlier this week, having left in June 2014, and came off the bench during the second half of the 3-1 home defeat by West Ham on Tuesday night. Given the player’s lack of first-team football this season – having fallen out of favour at Carrow Road after being unable to move during the last transfer window – Grabban may have to wait for a chance to show Norwich manager Alex Neil what he can do against players he was training with just last week. Press Associationlast_img read more

Diversity Helping Female Basketball Boom in Nigeria, Says Senegalese Legend

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaSenegal female basketballer legend, Astou Ndiaye has ascribed the success of Nigeria’s female basketball team in the world to diversity.Astou said Nigeria is now a global force in the game because many of its female national team players have dual citizenship by virtue of being born outside the country. The Tigress ranked as the eighth best team at the recent FIBA Women Basketball World Cup in Tenerife, Spain and raised the bar by becoming the first African team to advance to the quarter finals in a world cup.The impressive flourish also lifted the team in world ranking as they climbed by 15 points from 34th in the world to 19th in the latest global world ranking. They are the continent’s second highest ranking team, behind Senegal in the 17th place.“If you look at the landscape, a lot of them (the Tigress) grew outside Nigeria and other places as dual citizens. Also many of the kids are able to play at higher level by going to different colleges around the world, where you have top level competition. And when they come back to play for the national team, they improve,“Ndiaye said, while in Nigeria recently for the Power Forward basketball clinic.Ndiaye, who played in WNBA for franchise teams including Seattle Reign, Indiana Fever and Houston Comets, in addition to representing Senegal at the Olympic Games and Women World Cup, showered praises on Nigeria for the remarkable feat in Spain.She described the accomplishment of Otis Hughley led team as a giant stride for Africa.“It is a step forward for Africa because you are talking about reaching the quarter final at the World Cup, which is huge and unprecedented. What we need to do in Africa, not just about Nigeria, is to keep on developing the game. To get to that stage was not a stumble by Nigeria, it is a product of hard work and everybody getting behind the team. In the past, African teams used to be dominated in the first round and we try to beat others in the rankings. Kudos to Nigeria, onward and forward and no going backward,” she said.The retired player said Africa is capable of producing good players of her status in the WNBA only by hard-work, dedication, having in place the right support system and going through the process.“It is not just only Senegal and Nigeria, there is also a lot of organisation taking place in some other places. I wouldn’t say at the top level but the people are trying. I know Mali is doing great things with youths and a lot of few countries are also on the right track”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more