Millennials still lag in wealth accumulation, study finds

first_img The Gates divorce: Lessons for financial advisers Handicapping the race between mutual funds and ETFs 2 5 Millennials are catching up in the labor market, getting married and buying houses — but not saving enough to fund what are likely to be lengthy retirements. Newsletters That is the key takeaway from a report by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, which updates a report from 2016.“They are saving for retirement at the rate of earlier generations, but student debt is a constant drag on their balance sheet,” the report concluded. “Millennials’ lack of wealth in their 30s relative to earlier cohorts should be a source of great concern, given that they will live longer than previous cohorts and will receive less support from Social Security.The report noted that millennials entered the labor force in the wake of the bursting of the dot.com bubble and the Great Recession. They lagged behind other generations in terms of labor force participation, earnings and life milestones, the report said, but noted that they have caught up on virtually all measures except wealth.“The reason for this wealth gap is student loans,” the report said.[More: Millennials turn to professionals to get out from under college debt] Why Tony Robbins, tax shelters and financial advisers don’t mix InvestCloud to acquire Advicent and NaviPlan planning softwarecenter_img House panel unanimously passes SECURE 2.0 For reprint and licensing requests for this article, click here,MOST READ House committee poised to advance SECURE 2.0 retirement savings bill 3 1 4 Subscribe for original insights, commentary and analysis of the issues facing the financial advice community, from the InvestmentNews team.last_img read more

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The King of Romance or The Emperor of Emotions

first_imgIt is a commonly observed phenomenon during Indian marriages or celebratory occasions that some of the guests are itching to join those who are on the dance floor. They are just seeking a hint of invitation to hit the floor. Well, I belong to this category too. Last week in my blog on Yash Chopra I had hinted that I would love to write more on the maestro and at least ten readers have asked me to write further on the other side of Yash Chopra who is usually taken as the director of fabulous love stories and has been given the sobriquet ‘The King of Romance’.Having watched almost all his directorial endeavours quite closely, I do believe that he certainly treats love in a much-matured way. However, even in his love stories, there is a strong undercurrent of profound emotions. In fact, all his films are very strong on emotions. He, himself, admits in his various interviews that the films that did not do well on the box-office lacked emotions. Of his less successful films, Lamhe(1991), which was very high on emotional quotient, was an exception. The point I was trying to convey in my last write-up was that his unbroken run of blockbusters that started with Chandni(1989) till his swan song Jab tak hai Jaan (2012) were all primarily love stories. However, it does not discount the fact that he gave us action and emotional thrillers like Waqt, Deewar, Trishul, Kaala Pathar and Darr. I quoted a few scenes from Deewar and Trishul to illustrate my point. Taking my viewpoint further, I would pick up a few more examples from these films that would drive home the point that Yash Chopra made endearing and mature love stories but his treatment of violence, action and thrills was also a lesson in the master class.Let us begin with the cult film Waqt (1965) which was perhaps first multi – starer movie with the lost and found the formula. Waqt is justly famous for its whole new looks depicting a glamorous lifestyle. The women are gorgeous in every respect, with elegant dresses, exquisite jewellery and sophisticated grooming. Lavish parties, grand pianos and imported cars add to the grandeur. This was to become Yash Chopra trademark in his subsequent films. However, the intensity of emotions was at its peak without being loud. The most powerful scenes in the film were the epitome of understatement. The way Raja(Raj Kumar)snubs Balbir (MadanPuri), Chinoy Seth’s (Rehman) henchman when he brandishes a knife to intimidate Raja with that iconic line,” Yeh chaku bachho ke khelne ki cheez nhi.hath mei lag jaye to khoon nikal aata hai”. It is a masterpiece of controlled anger and quiet authority. Another scene which has the same smouldering intensity again involves Chinoy Seth and his protégé Raja. Chinoy Seth threatens to expose his reality of being a criminal to Raja’s lady love Meena (Sadhna) if he does not accede to his will. The director slowly but surely builds the tension from the characters sitting across comfortably and then standing eyeball to eyeball and the scene again ends with another memorable dialogue,” Chinoy Seth, jin ke apne ghar sheesh eke hote hai vo doosron ke ghar me pathhar nhi maarte”, convincingly closing the argument. Without resorting to the fisticuffs or bloodshed, Yash Chopra has the knack of conveying the brooding discontent or angst.The restlessness or the desperation or the exasperation in his characters is brought about in such a way that few other filmmakers can emulate. Perhaps the most admirable part of his craft is that he can maintain that intense tone throughout the film. His background music, the shot taking, camera movement, lighting-all add to the tension he builds up. The kind of the edge of the seat excitement that he one experiences in Waqt is indeed amazing from a maker whom a majority of the audience associates with romance.I find myself falling short of the adequate expression to translate the Yash Chopra magic into words.Along with Deewar and Trishul, Kaala Patthar forms a sort of trilogy having Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay, the angry young man. Of course, Kaala Patthar could not match the success of the other two movies but it belonged to their genre and Yash Chopra’s treatment is diametrically opposed to his much-accepted image of a director of romances. Kaala Patthar was probably India’s first disaster movie inspired by the Chasnala(near Dhanbad)mine tragedy of December 1975. Amitabh plays a court-martialled navy captain working in coal mines owned by a callous capitalist Dhanraj Puri (Prem Chopra) whose sole motive is profit with little care for workers safety or welfare. The movie has one of the best crafted emotional high points. The intense rivalry between the protagonists, Vijay(Amitabh Bachchan) and Mangal (Shatrughan Sinha) is one of the major highlights of the film. The rivalry and the tensions between them continue to brew dangerously. The violent confrontation between them is either averted coincidentally or by a timely and smart diffusion by the third protagonist Ravi Malhotra(Shashi Kapoor). However, an imminent showdown between the two rivals ultimately comes after the director creates a pressure cooker like a situation where the steam has to escape. The resultant clash is one of the high spots of the narrative. The fight sequence is shot very well but more importantly, the sequence continues to establish the characters. Even in these films, Yash Chopra is not carried away by fight or action sequences. Not an extra foot of celluloid is wasted on fights or action sequences. The fights are for the movement of the plot or establishing the characters. Mangal has a decisive fight with the bullies of the mines who trouble the weak and tease his girlfriend. All these films- Deewar, Trishul and Kaala Pathhar have just two or three fight scenes but the violence, conflict and tension below the surface are palpable all the time like a dormant volcano which can erupt any time.On being asked why Kala Pathhar was not such a big hit as the other two, Yash Chopra confessed that no doubt it had great star cast, authentic locations and memorable scenes, but there was no proper story. He admitted that the film was a collection of great scenes but the story could not be knitted well. It is again the greatness of the maker that he was able to pinpoint his exact mistake. Few people can acknowledge their own mistakes and those who analyse and learn from them are even fewer. Fortunately, Yash Chopra was from that rare breed.In one of his interviews, he had owned the responsibility of his not-so-successful films like Faasle, Vijay and Parampara. There were lessons to be learnt from them. He says that he had tried to follow the prevalent trends of his times and tried to put all the masala. As a result, his own conviction as a film-maker got relegated and hence the disasters. Chandni (1989) was the first box office hit after this fiasco hat trick of flops. After Chandni, he did what he was convinced about.Before, I wind up this piece; I would love to mention Mashaal- another film quite unlike his signature style. It is about a journalist (played by Dalip Kumar) dismissed for exposing crime and life in a slum. A moderate hit but in this film, Yash Chopra – Dalip Kumar duo gave a scene that has become a part of the acting texts. In this particular scene (took three nights to shoot, as told by Yash Chopra in an interview) Dalip Kumar tries to flag down a car as his wife is dying. The director’s vision and the actor’s immaculate execution make it perhaps one of the best scenes in Indian cinema.For a serious student of Yash Chopra’s school of film making, the scenes that occupy the top spots would come from his serious and action-oriented films.These two write-ups of mine do not mean that I don’t like his romantic movies but I do want that his versatility as the director of the action – thrillers should be rightfully acknowledged. As a final word, I would prefer to say that the epithet “An Emperor of Emotions “suits him better than the more popular “ King of Romance”. Your disagreement or dissent can bring me back to the dance floor.last_img read more

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LETTER: The Jersey City BOE made the right call in starting…

first_imgEducationJersey City RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Hudson County View – January 9, 2019 11:02 am 0 Jersey City high school teacher suspended after rant calling George Floyd ‘a f***ing criminal’ Bayonne Hudson County commissioners discuss exiting ICE deal, advocates call for no new jail contracts TAGSgina veridibellojersey city board of educationletters to the editormarcia lyles SHARE LETTER: The Jersey City BOE made the right call in starting superintendent search CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Community Facebook Twitter Previous articleNorth Bergen police expand department by swearing in five new officersNext articleEmails reveal turmoil inside West New York Town Hall as Roque tries to expand staff Hudson County View In a letter to the editor, Jersey City parent Gina Verdibello explains why she feels the local board of education made the right call in deciding to begin a search for a new superintendent. Dear Editor,Please accept this letter in response to the recent actions of the Jersey City Board of Education regarding the future of the District’s Superintendent, Dr. Marcia Lyles.Whether or not one agrees with the action of the Board, there is a logic to starting the process for a new superintendent.For the first time since 1989, Jersey City has local control over all functions of its public schools.Not only is Jersey City a far different place than it was in 1989, it is also substantially different than it was even six years ago when Dr. Lyles first became Superintendent.While we thank Dr. Lyles for her service to this district, and credit her for the return to local control, it is time that we as a community move past a State appointed Superintendent from the Christie Administration.It is time for the Jersey City Public schools to evolve as the city has done.While there are still a multitude of issues affecting this district both positive and negative, this is an opportunity for the city officials and the public to have an open dialogue on the future of public education in the City of Jersey City.Rather than arguing in small groups, we should be having an inclusive, open and transparent dialogue as to what we as the public feel the future of education in our City should be.The public deserves a Superintendent who will transcend the squabbles of the past, and focus solely on maintaining the positive trajectory of the district, while ensuring that the children of this District are provided with the resources necessary to excel and meet the challenges of the future.Moreover, this District needs a leader who can oversee upgrades to our curriculum andfacilities while working collaboratively – and not be combative – with teachers, staff, and the public.With state funding cuts already present we need someone who can move us forward ina positive direction with innovative ideas to enhance the education experience for our children in a fiscally prudent manner, while not being weighed down by past history and past policies.Gina VerdibelloParent Advocatelast_img read more

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Coronavirus live updates: US withdrawal from WHO ‘was very disconcerting,’ Fauci says

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER, EMILY SHAPIRO and ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 96.9 million people worldwide and killed over 2 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:Jan 21, 10:00 amSouth African government minister dies from COVID-19South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Thursday that one of the ministers in his cabinet has died from COVID-19.Jackson Mthembu, minister in the presidency, died earlier Thursday from complications related to the disease, according to Ramaphosa. He was 62.“Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy,” Ramaphosa said in a statement. “He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade, whose passing leaves our nation at a loss.”Mthembu played a prominent role in South Africa’s COVID-19 response and was often the public face during press briefings. He had announced via Twitter on Jan. 11 that he tested positive for COVID-19.Since the start of the pandemic, South Africa has confirmed more than 1.3 million cases of COVID-19, including at least 38,854 deaths. The country has the highest tally of confirmed cases in Africa, accounting for 41% of the continent’s diagnosed infections, according to the latest data from the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Jan 21, 9:12 amUS withdrawal from the WHO ‘was very disconcerting to everybody,’ Fauci saysDr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top expert on the coronavirus pandemic, said rejoining the World Health Organization was “very important” and that the country’s withdrawal from the United Nations agency “was very disconcerting to everybody.”“It’s going to be really very important. When you’re dealing with global pandemic, you have to have an international connectivity, and for us to not be in the WHO was very disconcerting to everybody, all the member countries including the health officials here in the United States,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC News’ Michael Strahan in an interview Thursday on Good Morning America.Earlier Thursday, Fauci announced via video link to the WHO’s executive board in Geneva that the United States will remain a member, will fulfil its financial obligations to the organization and will stop reducing its staff there.Fauci also told the board that U.S. President Joe Biden will issue a directive Thursday that shows the country’s intent to join the COVAX Facility, a global initiative to ensure rapid and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all countries regardless of income.The announcement came just hours after Biden, who was sworn-in Wednesday, signed an executive order reversing former President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the WHO. Trump had accused the organization of failing to correctly respond to the coronavirus pandemic and of allegedly giving too much power to China.“The official announcement that we are rejoining, we’re going to live up to our financial commitments and a whole bunch of other things, it was really a very good day. I mean, the response I’m getting from my colleagues all over the world is really very refreshing,” Fauci said on GMA.Fauci, who is Biden’s chief medical adviser on the coronavirus pandemic, said he will meet with the president later Thursday to brief him on the U.S. outbreak and the vaccine situation.“The president has made this his top priority,” he said. “His goal is to get 100 million people vaccinated within the first 100 days of his presidency. I mean, I feel fairly confident that that’s going to be not only that but maybe even better.”Fauci said the contractual agreements the U.S. has made to procure COVID-19 vaccines will help meet that goal, along with new initiatives to open community vaccination centers and make the vaccines available in pharmacies. He said Biden may also use the Defense Production Act “wherever he needs it.” The 1950 wartime law requires private companies to prioritize any product orders from the federal government over others.“As he says, he’s going to do everything that he needs to do to make sure we have a successful roll out of the vaccines, get it into peoples arms and get as many people vaccinated as we possibly can,” Fauci said. “I think we can look forward to having more companies supplying vaccines in addition to the two now that are doing it, namely Moderna and Pfizer.”Fauci said an RNA virus like the novel coronavirus can be expected to mutate but some of the new strains that have emerged are “concerning” and must be followed “very, very carefully.”“There are some concerning variants, there’s one in the U.K. and we have that right now in the United States. It appears to be transmitted more efficiently, it doesn’t appear to be more virulent,” he said. “We’re looking very carefully to make sure that our vaccines that we’re distributing and putting into peoples arms [are] going to continue to protect against those variants.”Jan 21, 9:09 am900,000 Americans filed for unemployment insurance last weekSome 900,000 workers in the United States lost their jobs and filed for unemployment insurance last week, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday. This is a decrease of 26,000 jobless claims compared to the previous week.
The Department of Labor said Thursday that nearly 16 million people were still claiming some form of unemployment benefits through all government programs as of the week ending Jan. 2. During the same week last year, that figure was 2.2 million. The coronavirus pandemic as well as measures to curb the virus’ spread have gutted the U.S. labor market. Before the pandemic hit, in February 2020, the national unemployment rate was at a half-century low of 3.5%. As of last month, the unemployment rate was 6.7%.Jan 21, 7:33 amCDC projects up to 508K virus deaths in US by mid-FebruaryThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now projects that the country will have recorded up to 508,000 COVID-19 deaths by mid-February.The CDC on Wednesday published its latest national ensemble forecast, which predicts that 17,000 to 29,300 new fatalities from COVID-19 will likely be reported in the week ending Feb. 13. A total of 465,000 to 508,000 deaths from the disease are projected to be reported nationwide by this date.Last week’s national ensemble forecast predicted there would be a total of 440,000 to 477,000 COVID-19 deaths reported nationwide by Feb. 6.Jan 21, 4:40 amFauci announces US will remain member of WHOThe United States will remain a member of the World Health Organization.Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, made the announcement during a WHO executive board meeting Thursday morning.“I am honored to announce the United States will remain a member of the World health Organization,” he said.The news came hours after President Joe Biden signed an executive order reversing former President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the United Nations agency.Trump previously moved to withdraw the country from the WHO, accusing the organization of failing to correctly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and of allegedly giving too much power to China.Now, under Biden, the U.S. will stop reducing staff at the WHO, and will pay its financial obligations to it, Fauci said at the WHO meeting.Fauci also said that Biden Thursday will order the U.S. to support projects to deploy COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics to people in need around the world.Jan 21, 4:09 amUS reports over 178,000 new casesThere were 178,255 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Wednesday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily case count is far less than the country’s all-time high of 298,031 newly confirmed infections on Jan. 2, Johns Hopkins data shows.An additional 4,231 fatalities from COVID-19 were registered nationwide on Wednesday, just under the peak of 4,462 new deaths on Jan. 12, according to Johns Hopkins data.COVID-19 data may be skewed due to possible lags in reporting over the holiday weekend and earlier holidays.A total of 24,438,720 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 406,147 have died, according to Johns Hopkins data. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of the pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up over the summer.The numbers lingered around 40,000 to 50,000 from mid-August through early October before surging again to record levels, crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4, then reaching 200,000 on Nov. 27 before nearing 300,000 on Jan. 2.Jan 21, 12:44 amNew CDC director extends eviction ban until end of MarchRochelle Walensky, the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who began her role after President Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday, released a statement saying she is extending the eviction ban due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.“As a protective public health measure, I will extend the current order temporarily halting residential evictions until at least March 31, 2021,” she said in the statement. “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to our nation’s health. It has also triggered a housing affordability crisis that disproportionately affects some communities.”She said that as cases continue to rise, it’s important to “keep people in their homes and out of congregate settings — like shelters — where COVID-19 can take an even stronger foothold.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Visiting Faculty in Graphic Design

first_imgVISITING FACULTY IN GRAPHIC DESIGNIndiana University BloomingtonThe Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design at IndianaUniversity invites applications for a dynamic and enthusiasticVisiting Faculty in Graphic Design (https://soaad.indiana.edu/about/areas/graphic-design/index.html).The position is full-time, non-tenure track and will begin in Fall2021.The Eskenazi School (https://soaad.indiana.edu/) isdedicated to a faculty composed of diverse scholars andpractitioners. The successful candidate will demonstrate the valueswe try to cultivate in our students: curiosity, interdisciplinaryengagement, and research excellence. Preferred applicants maintainportfolios reflecting significant personal research within theSchool’s focus on Art, Architecture and Design, and whose teachingwill address the broad ranging implications of this intersection incontemporary art. Area of expertise within the field of graphicdesign with an established knowledge and skill set in a range oftraditions and techniques. Other skills desirable could include,but are not limited to typography, branding, marketing, packagingdesign, and professional practice.We host a BA, BFA and Graphic Design MFA program.Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching 5 coursesa year, participate in group and individual critiques, assist inmaintaining the studio environment, provide service as needed bythe area and school, and maintain and pursue professional andacademic expertise. Studio space provided when available.We seek candidates who can provide collegiate initiative in ateam-based environment. A strong candidate will have demonstratedan ability to work successfully with students, faculty,administration and the community.The Eskenazi School is committed to building and supporting adiverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students andscholars. Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagshipcampus of IU’s eight campuses statewide.  Innovation,creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-classcontributions in research and the arts.The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design housesfourteen different areas in art, design, and merchandising. This is where art, merchandising, architecture, and design merge toshape the future of creativity from imagination toimplementation.All qualified candidates must have an MFA or equivalent terminaldegree by the start date of employment. Two years of teachingexperience past the MFA is preferred.The expected start date for this position is August 1,2021 Salary commensurate with experience.Review of applications will begin on April 15th, 2021, and willcontinue until the position is filled. Interested candidates shouldreview the application requirements and submit their applicationmaterials (CV, letter of application, teaching philosophy,artist/designer statement, sample syllabus, one PDF containing 20images of personal work and relevant image list, one PDF containing20 images of student work with relevant image list, and names of atleast three references and their contact information). Applicantsare invited to address their contributions to diversity, equity, orinclusion through their research, teaching, mentoring and/orcommunity engagement within their artist statement.current CVletter of applicationartist/designer statement (submitted as “Other”)sample syllabusteaching philosophy1 PDF of 20 images + image list of personal work (submitted as“Other 2”)1 PDF of 20 images + image list of student work (submitted as“Other 3”)Interested candidates should review the application requirementsand submit applications to https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10562.Questions regarding the position or application process should bedirected to:Megan Tansley, Human Resources Manager, email: [email protected] University is an equal employment and affirmative actionemployer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to age,ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genderidentity or expression, genetic information, marital status,national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.last_img read more

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Sports Analogy Applied to Health-Care Reform

first_imgAdditionally, private payers will be quickly aligning with Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement rates under the premise that cost-shifting is a relic. Cost shifting, where reimbursements from privately insured patients that are primarily underwritten by businesses, helps offset costs of care for the under- and uninsured, which will still be necessary for the remaining 23 million Americans left uncovered.Changes in how treatments and services are evaluated regarding timeliness, appropriateness and quality will be significant. With data mining and outcomes reporting, the best laid plans to mask outcomes will be a thing of the past. The good news is there are plenty of ways to proactively analyze and perfect your performance through data mining and technologies, such as simulation training. These advances are revolutionizing how the next generation of nurses, doctors and EMS providers are trained. When someone calls 9-1-1, the response will remain the same regardless of health-care reform. But plenty of rule changes will directly and indirectly affect EMS. This will occur although EMS was, for all intents and purposes, absent from the initial legislation. Direct AssistsHospitals will begin to see even more procedures and care traditionally provided on an inpatient basis move to outpatient. And, truly inpatient needs and specialty care for cardiac concerns (e.g., stroke) will become more centralized like trauma. These changes will affect EMS because transport patterns will likely change. Win the GameSo what’s becoming clear is that many health-care reform elements address current issues for EMS: education and workforce development; liability; information technology; specialty transport and such innovations as advanced practice paramedics. These elements are potential losses or victories in the health-care reform arena. And, just like in sports, anything performed without practice, coaching, training and strategy will produce less-than-desirable outcomes. The idea is for this lump payment to be split between the different players. It isn’t clear where bundling will start: Will it apply street-side to rehabilitation, or will it begin with hospital admission, reimbursing transport separately? These details are yet to be determined. Many parallels can be drawn between health-care reform and a sport like hockey. In hockey, the focus is always to get the puck into the net with the highest frequency possible and the fewest penalties and injuries. The rules are tweaked when it makes sense to do so, but the goal is the same. This tremendous amount of feedback and sophisticated analysis can be likened to the training star athletes receive. EMS providers and teams have to train and improve until they have perfected plays (for EMS providers, their approach to calls), honing individual performance, teamwork and quality to produce exceptional outcomes. At WakeMed, we have a program that sends staff to patients’ homes, because even today it’s cheaper to keep them well than to have a costly readmission. I expect EMS systems will be called on to help with programs like these, employing highly skilled practitioners to perform these services. In health care, the goal is–always has been, and will remain–to help the patient maintain, improve or regain their health. For EMS and trauma response, we can take this one step further and define the goal as preserving the patient’s life. Winning under health-care reform will be possible if we stay focused on access, cost and quality. And it’s critical we continue to play for the love of the “game”–not simply to bring home a cup. JEMS You’ll also see major changes in the way re-admissions are reimbursed. The government is taking the position that if someone is re-admitted with certain diagnoses within 30 days of discharge, the re-admitting hospital won’t receive payment regardless of whether the patient received the initial care at that facility. This is a clear directive to avoid unnecessary costs and another rule change that will be felt throughout the system. Power PlaysThe most direct impact of health-care reform will be who pays the bills and how much they pay. Expanded eligibility and an aging population will make Medicaid and Medicare the primary payers for the majority of health-care organizations across the U.S. It may be strange to hear someone from the south talk about hockey, but I live in a southern city that not too many years ago brought home the coveted Stanley Cup. With this win, the team proved a recently relocated team could produce a winning outcome in a different environment. It’s also clear ambulance use beyond traditional 9-1-1 response will be scrutinized. Cost, time and effort of inter-facility transports will potentially be figured into the bigger picture of the payer’s experience. More specifically, payments to all health-care organizations and providers will likely be bundled for episodes of care. This article originally appeared in November 2010 JEMS as “Moving the Puck: Health-care reform sports analogy”last_img read more

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Blind Man Earns Black Belt in Karate

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore George Sanchez is blind, but now, after passing his test this month, the 47-year-old is also a black belt in karate. The Conn. resident tried to get involved in karate programs a few times in the past, but no one would train a blind man. But Carrie Waskowicz, his instructor of four years, said, “Just because you are blind doesn’t mean you can’t defend yourself.” (Read more in Boston.com) Photo courtesy of Jack and Jill Karate School AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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ZELL Releases Recent Transaction List

first_imgZELL, a full-service shopping center management and leasing firm based in Phoenix, announced the following retail lease transactions:CEDRICS LUXE LEASES SPACE IN LA MIRADA IN NORTH SCOTTSDALECedrics Luxe, a boutique specializing in furs and accessories, has leased 1,294 SF in the La Mirada Shopping Center located at the northeast corner of Pima Road and Pinnacle Peak Road in Scottsdale, Arizona.Jennifer Eggert and Bryan Ledbetter, CCIM of ZELL Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. represented the Landlord.FILIBERTO’S COMING TO DOWNTOWN PRESCOTT, ARIZONAFiliberto’s Mexican Restaurant has signed a lease for a 1,971 SF freestanding building with a drive through located at 715 E. Gurley Street in Prescott, Arizona.Bryan Ledbetter, CCIM of ZELL Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. represented the Tenant, and Bill Bones of De Rito Partners represented the Landlord.METRO PCS ENTERS PHOENIX MARKET WITH 2 NEW STORES1. MetroPCS, a retail store offering contract-free wireless phones and service, has signed a lease for 1,131 square feet at 3458 W. Van Buren Street in Phoenix.Jennifer Eggert of ZELL Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. represented the Landlord, and Mike Zaven of Hot Spot Properties represented the Tenant.2. MetroPCS has also signed a lease for 1,200 square feet in the Glendale Town Center, located at 4935 W. Glendale Avenue in Glendale, Arizona.Dena Zell and Donna Reece of ZELL Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. represented the Landlord, and Mike Zaven of Hot Spot Properties represented the Tenant.GIFTED HANDS BOUTIQUE SIGNS LEASE IN SCOTTSDALE SEVILLEGifted Hands Boutique has signed a lease for 1,899 square feet in the Scottsdale Seville Shopping Center located at 7001 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, Arizona.Jennifer Eggert, Dena Zell and Bryan Ledbetter, CCIM of ZELL Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. represented the Landlord, and Joey Charles of GDC/RE represented the Tenant, ACCEL Corporation.last_img read more

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Malaysians buy £57m Hammersmith tower site

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