After the end of hectic activity surrounding the Lok Sabha elections, ‘Game of Thrones’ and Avengers Endgame, social media users in India are now busy making memes, GIFs and hashtags of JCB excavators and no one seem to know exactly why. Digging for an answer yielded no easy result. If some pointed to the huge number of views garnered by JCB digging videos on YouTube, others traced the origin to a video of a groom in Chhattisgarh took a JCB, instead of a horse, to reach for the wedding. Also Read – Pollution makes you more aggressive”JCB khudayi jokes are so subtle yet so funny. Apparently the jokes are about how jobless are people to watch JCB digging videos on YouTube with these videos getting millions of views ,” said one Twitter user. But it is not just on YouTube that people love to watch the machine at work, in real world too JCB digging tends to amuse the local crowds across the country. “Divided by Hindu-Muslim ki ladayi United by JCB ki Khudayi,” wrote another Twitter user. On Twitter, #jcbkikhudayi remained a major trend, but memes related to JCB digging made way to other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram as well. A meme shows cricketer Virat Kohli looking shocked thinking – “RCB nahi, JCB” – and poking fun at his IPL team, Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). JCB India is not complaining about the attention it is getting on social media.
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed entrepreneur, community volunteer and long-time political donor Colin Deacon as a senator for Nova Scotia.Deacon is perhaps best known as the founder of technology firm BlueLight Analytics, which does work in the dentistry field, and as the former CEO of SpellRead, a company focused on improved reading skills among kids.He is also currently the vice-chair of the Kids Brain Health Network, which supports research into cerebral palsy, autism and other neurological disorders affecting children, and serves on the board of the Halifax Assistance Fund.Elections Canada records show Deacon has contributed thousands of dollars to the Liberal Party since 2007, though his most recent political donations were to Conservative leadership candidate Michael Chong last year.Deacon is the 37th senator appointed to the red chamber by Trudeau, and will sit as an independent.With his appointment, the 105-seat Senate is left with nine vacancies.“It is my pleasure to welcome Colin Deacon as Parliament’s newest independent Senator,” Trudeau said in a statement announcing the appointment.“His experience as an entrepreneur and his commitment to serving those in need make him a great choice to represent the people of Nova Scotia. I look forward to working with him to make a difference in the lives of Canadians.”
Jaipur: Australian batsman Steve Smith will embark on a redemption journey when Rajasthan Royals open their campaign against Kings XI Punjab in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), here on Monday. Smith was handed a one-year ban along with his then deputy David Warner exactly a year ago for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Smith was last seen in action in a couple of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) matches late last year before an elbow injury ruled him out of the tournament. The ban was limited to state and international fixtures only and not domestic or club cricket. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe IPL will be the actual start of his long road to redemption and Smith would be looking to make the most of it ahead of the World Cup, starting May 30 in England. Smith, though, is yet to recover fully from his elbow injury and may take a little time to get into the groove. With Smith in their ranks, the Royals have one of the best teams this season led by Ajinkya Rahane and they would be eager to capitalise on the home advantage tomorrow. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterBritish all-rounder Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are assets to the team but they will not be available after April 25 as per England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) diktat because of the World Cup, and Rajasthan would be keen to win enough matches by then. Stokes will once again be the key in both batting and bowling departments, while the Kings would be expecting their all-rounder Sam Curran to be on the top of his game tomorrow. Their bowling too have reasonable depth with speedster Jaidev Unadkat eying a slot in Indian team for the World Cup. Varun Aaron, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi and few others give variety and options to Royals for different conditions Ravichandran Ashwin-led Punjab side would rely heavily on their openers Chris Gayle and KL Rahul to provide them a fiery start and if swashbuckling West Indian opener happens to be in his elements, the Kings XI may be able to draw the first blood. Skipper Ashwin would be desperate to prove that he can still make a difference in this format. With Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Punjab’s bowling looks pretty strong.
MONTREAL — A judge has suspended exploratory drilling for the TransCanada oil terminal in eastern Quebec after objections by environmentalists.The decision by Quebec Superior Court Justice Claudine Roy to grant a temporary injunction on Tuesday stops the Alberta-based company from conducting seismic surveys in Cacouna until Oct. 15. That work involved studying the composition of the sea bed in that part of the Lower St. Lawrence to determine where the port could be built.The marine terminal would allow TransCanada to export oil transported from the Alberta oilsands as part of its Energy East pipeline project, which has been submitted to the National Energy Board.It is estimated that the equivalent of one million barrels of crude oil would be transported daily through the 4,600-kilometre pipeline to refineries and terminals in Quebec and New Brunswick. TransCanada says Quebec could get tax revenues of more than $2 billion by combining the design and construction phase as well as operation of the pipeline.According to the ruling, Quebec’s Environment Department authorized the drilling without obtaining the answers it was seeking from Fisheries and Oceans Canada.“If the minister did not get the answers to his questions, he should have continued the process or at least explained why he suddenly decided to recommend approval,” the judge wrote.She also noted that “TransCanada provided no specific information on the impact of a suspension of work for that period, other than an economic hardship.”The judge acknowledged it is “unfortunate” the company suffers the consequences of a “perceived deficiency” in the approval process but added she is making her ruling because an endangered species is involved.Roy also criticized Environment Minister David Heurtel, suggesting he had not fullfilled his mandate. “According to the law on environmental quality, the minister, before giving approval, must ensure that the emission of contaminants into the environment will be in accordance with the law and regulations,” she wrote.The decision also pointed out that TransCanada filed its application on May 26 and has refused to sign an assurance that its work will not harm the whales.The four environment groups that petitioned the court wanted work suspended during a period they believe is critical for beluga mothers and their calves in the region.Documents filed by lawyers for the environmentalists alleged that the Quebec and federal governments ignored expert advice about the belugas.TransCanada has argued it had all the proper permits and was sensitive to the belugas in the area. Greenpeace spokesman Patrick Bonin said drilling could resume after Oct. 15 but that TransCanada’s permit is valid until November.“Belugas start to leave the area around the 15th,” he said.He added that environmentalists would like to cancel the permits for the drilling and that hearings on that could begin in February.TransCanada said in a statement Tuesday it is studying the court judgment and that it obtained all the necessary approval and permits to proceed with the work.
by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Oct 15, 2015 6:37 am MDT Last Updated Oct 15, 2015 at 11:01 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Consumer prices fall 0.2 per cent in September, pulled down by freefall in gasoline prices In this Thursday, July 16, 2015, photo, a customer refuels her car at a Costco in Pittsburgh. The Labor Department reports on consumer prices for September on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer prices were dragged lower again last month by plunging energy costs, according to the Labor Department.The consumer price index fell 0.2 per cent in September, following a 0.1 per cent drop in August. Gasoline prices dropped 9 per cent last month after falling 4.1 per cent in August. Overall consumer prices were unchanged over the past year.Excluding volatile food and energy prices, so-called core consumer prices rose 0.2 per cent from August and 1.9 per cent from September 2014.The Federal Reserve wants to see annual inflation running close to 2 per cent. The overall number is well short of that goal, but core inflation is close. The Fed decided last month to hold off on a long-anticipated increase of short-term interest rates, which it has kept near zero since December 2008.An economic slowdown in China has pushed down prices of commodities, including oil. Consumer energy prices are down 18.4 per cent over the past year; unleaded regular gasoline prices have fallen 30.5 per cent. A rising U.S. dollar makes imports cheaper, also helping keep inflation at bay.Laura Rosner, economist at BNP Paribas, noted that services prices, excluding energy services, rebounded 0.3 per cent last month. “Today’s report should be reassuring to markets which have been on edge over global disinflation risks,” Rosner wrote in a research report. ” It helps keep the possibility of a (Fed) move at the end of this year alive, although our central scenario remains for a delay until at least March 2016.”The Labor Department reported Wednesday that prices for manufacturers, farmers and other producers dropped 0.5 per cent in September after being unchanged in August.
NEW YORK — Donovan Mitchell returned from a two-game absence with 29 points, taking over down the stretch and leading the Utah Jazz to a 101-91 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.Mitchell showed no effects from his bruised ribs, scoring 12 points in the final 5:42 to help Utah seize control of a close game.Rudy Gobert had 23 points and 16 rebounds for the Jazz, who bounced back from a miserable performance in their last game without Mitchell, a 121-88 home loss to Indiana on Monday. They took a while to get going Wednesday but thrived at the end thanks to Mitchell, who scored mostly on drives into the lane and nailed a 3-pointer that made it 93-89.The Jazz agreed to acquire veteran Kyle Korver from the Cleveland Cavaliers shortly before the game, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Utah entered 29th in the NBA in 3-point shooting at 31.9 per cent and Korver should certainly improve that area.Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 points off the bench for the Nets, who dropped their season-high fourth straight.The Nets missed their first six shots and the Jazz their first five, and it took a while before either heated up. Brooklyn started 4 for 19 but trailed only 17-16 after one quarter.Both teams did score 26 in the second, leaving Utah up 43-42 at halftime. The Nets opened an 11-point lead in the third quarter but it was mostly all Mitchell and the Jazz in the fourth.TIP-INSJazz: Joe Ingles made his 530th 3-pointer, tying Darrell Griffith for fourth on Utah’s career list. Ingles will soon catch Bryon Russell (540) for third but remains far behind John Stockton (845) and Gordon Hayward (689).Nets: Jarrett Allen had 14 points and 10 rebounds for his eighth double-double in 20 games this season, doubling his total from his rookie season, when he played in 72 games.DETAILS OF THE DEALIn exchange for Korver, the Jazz dealt guard Alec Burks along with two future second-round draft picks to the Cavaliers, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the swap had to be approved by the NBA. The 37-year-old Korver played for Utah from 2007-10.UP NEXTJazz: Visit Charlotte on Friday.Nets: Host Memphis on Friday.___AP Sports Writer Tom Withers in Cleveland contributed to this report.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsBrian Mahoney, The Associated Press
John Humphrys did not know his jokes about equal pay were being recorded by the BBC, he has said, as he dismissed a leaked tape as the work of a “nasty person” with a grudge. The presenter of Radio 4’s Today programme was recorded joking with Jon Sopel, the BBC’s North America editor, about Carrie Gracie’s resignation as China editor. “Oh, dear God. She’s actually suggested that you should lose money,” Humphrys said, referring to Gracie’s call for the corporation’s foreign editors to be paid the same. He also claimed to have taken a pay cut greater than Sopel’s £200,000-249,999 salary “but I’m still left with more than anybody else and that seems to me to be entirely just”. The private conversation…
Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has announced the Australian Government will offer an extra $11.8 million in funding to the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program, with the participating preschools doubling in number to 5,000 across the country, in a bid to strengthen the program that currently offers Modern Greek, Arabic, Spanish, French, and Mandarin.Announced on 15 June with the Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation Craig Laundy during a visit to a Sydney kindergarten, the increased ELLA program will also be expanded into 300 primary schools and will see additional languages added, including Korean, Vietnamese, Turkish and German.“These additional languages mean preschools and schools can select from 13 of the world’s most common languages to give children a taste of the world and set them up with skills that will assist them in the future,” said Mr Birmingham, who envisages that children will continue to study the second language of their choice as they progress into high school and beyond.“Learning another language is one of those life-changing skills that’s best achieved in the early years and really does create new opportunities throughout a child’s development and life,” he added.Mr Laundy said many children in his electorate were already speaking two languages.“It shows the propensity of young minds to grasp languages and grow with it,” he said. Laundy believes that even more children need to develop language skills to carry them through primary school and beyond, to help them confront the world and “attack it with vigour”.Nevertheless, the most crucial question that arises in the Greek community is if young parents are committed enough to encourage and support their children in getting acquainted with the language of their ancestors.Greek educator Mariathni Kosmarikou is optimistic that the federal government’s endorsement is an indication of the significance of learning another language, particularly Modern Greek, but says that educators and parents need to commit to the initiative and encourage children “to explore other cultures”.“Studies have concluded that learning a different language is a great asset to the cognitive process, therefore, commencing at an early age would certainly be very beneficial. But the responsibility should not be placed solely on the school that offers a language program. Parents ought to also contribute to the initiative by displaying an honest interest in their child’s learning that doesn’t limit the experience to simply reciting the letters of the alphabet and the colours of the rainbow,” Ms Kosmarikou told Neos Kosmos.A second-generation Greek Australian mother of four, Eftihia* admits to empathising with the struggle to motivate her children after a long week of school filled with extracurricular activities to then attend Greek school on a Saturday morning, and says most parents she speaks to face similar challenges, particularly because their own knowledge of Greek is limited and they find themselves unable to assist, despite their good intentions.Early childhood educator, Irini Mousiadou agrees, and says that it is unfair to simply see it as parents having lost interest in their child’s learning.“I do believe that parents would genuinely love their children to be able to speak the language of their ancestors, but the fact that their own knowledge of Greek is limited hinders the whole process,” she said.Ms Mousiadou says that another challenge is that families can be unclear on procedures that could assist their child’s learning, which is why the government’s language program is a positive. By introducing language as part of the school curriculum, not only is it easily accepted by students, given it is obligatory and non-negotiable for all to attend, but they also have a greater support network.“Exposing a child to a foreign language at an early age (as early as three years old) will result in much better fluency than if they learn later in life, therefore, we need to ensure we support this initiative as parents and educators and make the conscious effort to encourage our children to develop those language abilities,” she said.A foreign language opens doors that would not otherwise be opened. Aside from providing a competitive edge in the workforce, it also creates a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for, humanity and culture, enriching one’s life and personal experiences.“We are already behind in learning foreign languages in Australia,” said Ms Mousiadou. “It is our duty as educators and parents to ensure we give the attention this initiative deserves so that our children can thrive in the future.”* surname withheld. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WhatsApp Google+ If you missed it last night, The Shield reunited (video above) during last night’s episode of RAW live from Brooklyn the night after SummerSlam.Braun Strowman attempted to cash in his “Money in the Bank” briefcase during the Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor main event for the WWE Universal Championship. This prompted Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins to walk out in Shield gear, joining up with Reigns to attack Strowman and prevent the briefcase cash-in last night.The group, which reunited last October, was forced to disband due to a long-term illness suffered by Reigns followed by Ambrose suffering a torn triceps injury. Kurt Angle filled in for Reigns at the TLC PPV in October, while Triple H filled in at live events overseas. The group later disbanded after Ambrose was out of action since last December. Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11
Jurgen Klopp said Liverpool are still involved in a marathon and will not be complacent with their Premier League title chances.Klopp’s men surged nine points clear at the top of the table with a 5-1 mauling of Arsenal on Saturday.Rivals Man City could reduce the gap to seven points if they win at Southampton before they host Liverpool on Thursday.Asked about Liverpool’s nine-point cushion over Tottenham, who lost to Wolves earlier in the day, Klopp said via Sky: “I would really love that we switch and you all come here and I come there.Mo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“In our case, by the way, tomorrow it will be seven and when we play against Man City it could be four. It’s possible.“I’m not the smartest person in the world but I’m really not an idiot – not always, at least. It’s absolutely not important how many points you are ahead in December, even in the end of December.”Klopp also said knowing Tottenham had lost made no difference to their approach against Arsenal.“Before the game we heard because it was on all the screens about the result of Tottenham. Did you think the party started already?” he added. “I didn’t see a smile on any faces in the dressing room. Just see it [the result] and then go on.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 27, 2018 – Providenciales – The Hon. Premier – Mrs. Sharlene Cartwright Robinson convene a special meeting with the Code of Conduct Group on Monday 19th, February 2018 to have bilateral talks with the COCG who has responsibility for evaluating countries compliant standing. The meeting was held as a result of standard communications received from the Secretariat of the COCG relating the EU Screening and Evaluation Process.Member States of the European Union collectively agrees to published a list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. Any country failing to meet the standard for international cooperation defined by the Code of Conduct Group – Business Taxation is deemed to be non-complaint and is placed on the EU Blacklist of non-cooperative jurisdictions.Turks and Caicos Islands assessment for 2017 was deferred due to the storms of 2017 (Hurricanes Irma and Maria) but still require to have in place, and to commit by the end of 2018 to have implement the three (3) fundamental requirements of the EU compliant standard criteria.Tax transparencyFair TaxationImplementation of anti-BEPS measuresCriteria 1 and 3 have meet the standard and is in place via the various automatic reporting of financial accounts information carried out by CRS – Common Reporting Standard. The absence of a direct taxation reporting regime gives the appearance of preferential treatment for companies to set up offshore structures or arrangements aimed at attracting profits which do not reflect real economic activity in the jurisdiction.Despite sharing Turks and Caicos Islands taxation regime, the fair taxation criteria is the most critical concern to the COCG evaluation and screening exercise. All jurisdictions with offshore financial services businesses are affected by this criteria, and have to present strategies of how their jurisdictions are proposing to addressed this concern.Turks and Caicos Islands discussions with the Code of Conduct Group on the fair taxation criteria concern was very fruitful and promising with further dialogue to continue with a view to satisfying the COCG requirements. This does not call for the imposition of direct taxation.Premier Robinson commenting on the Meeting stated “I was pleased for TCI to have been able to have an audience in this way with the COCG on this important issue. I was even more pleased to be able to demonstrate to the representatives the important partnership between the public and private sector and our joint commitment to comply with international standards. It was a great opportunity to enlighten the members of TCI’s position even ahead of our official response to the Questionnaire. The Ministry of Finance along with several key stakeholder departments will continue to lead collaboratively and we are committed to ensuring that TCI is not blacklisted”.Photo Caption: TCI Delegation: Hon. Premier – Mrs. Sharlene Cartwright – Robinson, P/S Finance – Mrs. Athenee Harvey – Basden, Director EOI Unit – Mr. Henry Saunders, London Rep – Ms. Tracy Knight & TCI Private Sector Rep – Mr. David Stewart. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Hon Sharlene L Cartwright RobinsonPremier & Minister of FinanceThe Turks and Caicos Islands Related Items:
The Greater Fort Knox Region, Ky., a 2018 Great American Defense Community, has a long history of exemplary support to soldiers and families stationed at the famed installation as well as the thousands of veterans and military retirees who call the region home. That includes the region’s Vietnam veterans.After the traveling Vietnam Memorial wall visited the area, the community decided it wasn’t enough. They raised more than $600,000 to install an 80% scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.The memorial opened in April 2018, and draws veterans from surrounding states, said Jim Iacocca, president and CEO of the Knox Regional Development Alliance.“So not only are we serving our region’s veterans but thousands more,” Iacocca said.This story material was submitted by the Greater Fort Knox Region. It is being published by On Base as a remembrance for Memorial Day this Monday, May 27. More on the replica memorial is in the upcoming issue of “America’s Defense Communities” magazine, which will be available at ADC’s 2019 Defense Communities National Summit in Washington June 10-12. Photo provided by Greater Fort Knox Region ADC AUTHOR
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses a press conference after the first day of the GST Council meet in Srinagar on May 18, 2017.IANSIndia on Friday unveiled four rate bands under a new sales tax for services such as telecoms, insurance and restaurants, a move experts said could complicate compliance and leave businesses at the mercy of an intrusive tax bureaucracy.The Goods and Services Tax (GST), set to be launched from July 1, will have rates of 5, 12, 18 and 28 percent for services, in line with those applying to goods. It is a big departure from the current regime, where a single rate of 15 percent is applied on most services.The biggest argument in favour of the GST — India’s biggest tax overhaul since independence in 1947 — is that it would make it easier to do business by simplifying the tax structure and compliance.But the political challenges of striking a compromise between Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s central government and India’s federal states and territories has meant that life will get more, not less, complicated for many.For example, hotels and restaurant would be taxed on the basis of their room tariff and turnover of business. Air-conditioned restaurants will even be taxed at a higher rate under the new regime than those without.”For service providers, it is going to get troublesome,” said Saloni Roy, a senior director at tax consultancy Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP.MULTIPLE RATESSince services account for more than half of India’s $2 trillion economy, the complexities run the risk of derailing the sector’s growth and even slowing Asia’s third-largest economy.The government, however, defended the move, saying different economic classes can’t be taxed at the same rate.Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also played down concerns that higher headline rates would inflate the tax burden on consumers. Since service providers will get tax input credits, he said, the effective tax rate will be lower.”The actual incidence on consumers will go down,” Jaitley told reporters after a two-day meeting with his counterparts from Indian states.Under the new regime, while healthcare and education services will be tax exempt, services offered at five-star hotels will be taxed at 28 percent.Telecoms and financial services will be taxed at a standard rate of 18 percent. An industry group representing mobile operators said this would further bleed a sector still smarting from a price war triggered by the aggressive market entry of billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio.”This is likely to slow down the planned rollout of infrastructure,” Rajan S. Mathews, director general of the Cellular Operators Association of India.A NEW INSPECTOR RAJ?The long-awaited GST will replace a slew of federal and state levies, seeking to transform a country of 1.3 billion population into a single market.The measure has also been touted as the biggest reform undertaken by Modi to transform the South Asian nation into a business friendly destination.While it will make lives easier for manufacturers and traders as “cascading” taxes on top of taxes through the production process would be done away with, compliance for service providers would become onerous.In place of a single registration, they will be required to register in every state where they do business.There is also a risk of overzealous tax inspectors becoming more intrusive as the GST has an “anti-profiteering” provision to ensure companies pass on the benefit of input tax credits to consumers.Roy of Deloitte said implementing the provision is fraught with risks as its empowers tax authorities to ask for pre- and post-GST cost sheets from companies of their products.”It can lead to the Inspector Raj,” she warned.
Feature | Radiology Business | July 22, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Payment Models Seek Traction in Transition from Volume Efforts to reform healthcare are booming, b read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Radiology Business | January 20, 2017 New Report Examines Characteristics of Non-Research Industry Payments to Radiologists Results indicate payments varied considerably by geography at the state level Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more John Carrino, M.D., M.Ph., presents “Challenges and Opportunities for Radiology to Prove Value in Alternative Payment Models” at AHRA 2019. Photo by Greg Freiherr Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. Image by rawpixel from Pixabay Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 17, 2019 CMS Proposes New Alternative Payment Model for Radiation Oncology The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposal for an advanced alternative payment model (APM)… read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Related Content Feature | Radiology Business | July 18, 2019 | By Stefanie Manack and Judy Zakutny Finding A Common Data Language for Radiology Approximately 30 percent of a hospital or health system’s profit comes from imaging according, to… read more Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more January 20, 2017 – A new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute evaluates characteristics of non-research industry payments to radiologists and their potential impact as drivers of medical imaging utilization. The report is published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR).The researchers used 2014 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payment data to evaluate the relationship between non-research related payments to radiologists and, at the state level, the frequency of radiologists supported by industry versus average per beneficiary Medicare imaging spending.“Our results showed that non-research industry payments to radiologists were overall infrequent and relatively small,” said Nima Kokabi, M.D., a vascular and interventional radiology fellow at Yale University’s School of Medicine. “In 2014, 2,008 radiologists received non-research related payments from industry, representing only 5.2 percent of all 38,857 radiologists nationwide.”Kokabi and his colleagues found that although nationally 5.2 percent of all U.S. radiologists received non-research related payments from industry, considerable geographic variation was observed at the state level. The range spanned from 0 percent in Vermont to 12.9 percent in Washington, D.C. The researchers also found significant variation in Medicare Part B fee-for-service imaging spending per beneficiary across the country. They discovered that New York and Nevada had the highest average per beneficiary Medicare Part B spending for imaging, whereas Ohio and Virginia had the lowest.“At the state level, we found no association between average per beneficiary Medicare imaging spending and the proportion of non-research funded radiologists in each state,” said Kokabi. “Similarly, no correlation was identified between average per beneficiary Medicare imaging spending and the average non-research transfer amount to radiologists in each state.”“Our healthcare delivery system continues to change rapidly into one that embraces transparency and value-based payments,” noted Richard Duszak, M.D., FACR, professor and vice chair for health policy and practice in the department of radiology and imaging sciences at Emory University and affiliate senior research fellow at the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute. “An increasing body of literature suggests that industry payments influence physician utilization behavior, but that does not appear to be the case in diagnostic radiology. 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Share Trademark Collection by Wyndham continues Canadian expansion with a dozen new properties Posted by PARSIPPANY — Just 18 months after launching its first soft-brand, Trademark Collection by Wyndham is accelerating expansion plans, particularly in Canada.The company has announced that it will be raising its flag in Canada with a dozen recently signed hotels and resorts across the country, five of which have opened doors in B.C. and Ontario, and another seven set to open within the next year in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Alberta and Saskatchewan.The Trademark name now adorns more than 100 hotels in North America and Europe.“This global momentum is a testament to Trademark’s mounting appeal as one of the most compelling soft-branded offerings for independent hoteliers across the globe,” said Greg Giordano, vice president, brand operations, Trademark Collection by Wyndham. “These recent landmark additions, located in some of Canada’s most coveted travel spots, underscore what it means to be a Trademark hotel—unmatched character, charm, and individuality. These hotels are now backed by the global distribution power of a leading hospitality name in Wyndham, and a team passionate about driving more travelers through entrepreneurial hoteliers’ doors every day.”More news: Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaTrademark’s Canadian additions widen the brand’s presence in North America, joining nearly 50 hotels across the U.S. The first locations flying the Trademark flag in Canada include:Georgian Bay Hotel & Conference Centre, Trademark Collection by Wyndham, in Collingwood, Ontario: Located in one of the country’s most spectacular natural landscapes, the 94-room Georgian Bay Hotel & Conference Centre gives guests easy access to year-round outdoor activities, up-and-coming wineries, trendy boutiques and galleries, and award-winning dining in the heart of Collingwood, just 90 minutes north of Toronto Pearson International Airport. Recent renovations have transformed the hotel by infusing modern design, comfort, and enhanced functionality into its lobby, restaurant, on-site spa, indoor pool, standard guest rooms and nearly 9,400 square feet of meeting and event space, which can accommodate up to 400 guests. The hotel also offers customized leisure, event, and corporate packages.The Plaza Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham, in Kamloops, British Columbia: Built in 1928, the 67-room Plaza Hotel in downtown Kamloops was recently renovated and is conveniently located close to popular attractions like Riverside Park and Exhibition Park. Complimentary hotel amenities and services include daily breakfast, wireless Internet access, and access to nearby fitness and wellness centers.More news: Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsFurther propelling the brand’s momentum in Canada are two recently signed franchise agreements bringing seven Trademark hotels to four additional Canadian provinces. Wyndham recently executed a deal with Advanced Lodging, Inc., for three highly rated hotels in Eastern Canada scheduled to open under the Trademark brand by the end of the year: Chateau Bedford in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Chateau Moncton in Moncton, New Brunswick; and Chateau Saint John in Saint John, New Brunswick. In Western Canada, another four Trademark locations will open their doors in 2019 in Alberta and Saskatchewan through a franchise agreement with Royal Hotel Group. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Wyndham Hotel Group
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Go back to the e-newsletterThere are two months to go until Aussie mothers are honoured nationwide in the celebration of Mother’s Day, so now is the perfect time to plan a special treat. While handmade cards, gifts and breakfast in bed are always appreciated, every mother will tell you that a well-earned getaway will definitely impress.Here are five ideas for truly spoiling mums from the luxury travel specialists at Abercrombie & Kent.Whale sharks in Western AustraliaFor sun, sand and snorkelling, Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia is a standout. If guests plan to be celebrating the big day there, there are excellent opportunities for swimming with the majestic whale sharks which frequent these waters between April and July. Three nights at idyllic Sal Salis wilderness camp is sandwiched between a night in Perth at beginning and end. In addition to marine activities at Ningaloo there are bush walks, extraordinary sunsets and gourmet tucker.Six days from A$4540 per person.Golfing in TassieGolfing mums will be thrilled with this new offering from A&K. Easy to slot into a busy schedule, this three-day getaway includes two days playing the iconic links courses of Barnbougle and a round at Australia’s newest course, Cape Wickham Links, on King Island. At Barnbougle, accommodation is at the stylish Lost Farm Lodge and access is via charter flight from Melbourne.Three days from A$7650 per person.Biking in the BarossaWhat about a four-day indulgence of great South Australian food and wine without the guilt factor. How? Get yourself from A to B by pedal power. Guests cycle through the vineyards, enjoying the scenery, meeting local producers and of course sampling the world-famous produce. Accommodation is at The Louise, an idyllic gourmet retreat in the great Barossa Valley.Four days from A$1985 per person.Land of the Long White CloudDust off the passport and head to New Zealand for a longer escape. A&K’s seven-day luxury alpine adventure includes the delights of Queenstown and a Milford Sound cruise where dolphins, penguins and seals cavort in a landscape that defies belief. There’s a day enjoying the wineries of the Central Otago region plus a spectacular stay at Minaret Station in a remote part of the Southern Alps, accessible only by helicopter.Seven days from NZ$9785 per person.Go back to the e-newsletter
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