first_imgVermont Business Magazine On Wednesday, the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) voted to approve the experimental all-payer waiver agreement. Gov. Shumlin will sign the All-Payer Model (APM) into law on Thursday, once again overhauling the state’s healthcare system. Expressing a lack of confidence in the Shumlin Administration, House Republican Leader Don Turner asked GMCB Chair Al Gobeille to provide a letter before the vote, assuring that the APM complies with all the benchmarks (including the requirements for any Medicare waiver agreement made between Vermont and the federal government), as specified under Act 113 of Vermont law.Rep. Turner said, “I am disappointed that Mr. Gobeille chose not to honor the reasonable request to provide a written assurance. Given the gross mismanagement of healthcare reform projects over the past six years by the Shumlin Administration, and the numerous unanswered questions regarding the risks and outcomes of the All-Payer Model, I would have liked to see the head of the independent GMCB offer a measure of certainty to Vermonters, at the very least.”“I find the haste with which the Shumlin Administration has sought to enact APM, coupled with the glaring lack of civic participation and media coverage leading to the GMCB vote today, deeply regrettable,” Rep. Turner added.“Robust democracy requires that those in power not shirk the heavy lifting of persuasion and public dialogue. While elected officials are accountable to the voters, the same is not true for state appointed bureaucrats. To ensure that all future decision-making follows a more transparent and inclusive process, I call that we seriously consider the possibility of eliminating the Green Mountain Care Board, and reinstating the State Legislature’s authority in dealing with the healthcare needs of Vermonters,” Rep. Turner concluded.last_img read more

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Brentford have signed Algeria international Said Benrahma from French club Nice for an undisclosed fee.The 22-year-old forward has agreed a four-year contract with the Bees.He had a loan spell at French second division side Chateauroux last season.AdChoices广告Benrahma is Brentford’s second signing of the summer, following the arrival of defender Ezri Konsa from Charlton. See also:Brentford confirm departure of BjellandBrentford reject bid from Derby for JozefzoonBrentford could yet re-sign OdubajoBees accept improved Derby bid for Jozefzooncenter_img Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Nancy · 71 weeks ago Paper: One article says “office paper” and cardboard only and another article mentions phone books, magazines and newspapers. What’s the official word? What’s the definition of “office paper”? Report Reply 1 reply · active 71 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 71 weeks ago I just called the city office and they will be accepting newspapers. Office paper is those with typewritten pages. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down jkb · 70 weeks ago This is happening in Virginia too. Report Reply 0 replies · active 70 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — On April 1, 2019, the City of Wellington began only accepting cardboard, office paper and plastic #1 and plastic #2.  Other materials including plastics #3 through #7 will not be accepted as there is currently little to no market in this region and some materials are being landfilled by material recovery facilities.  Please refer to the side chart for details about each type of plastic.The terms “plastic #1″ and “plastic #2” refer to a plastic container’s resin identification code.  Put simply, this code refers to what type of polymer comprises a container (and not all plastics are the same).Consumers can quickly identify which type of plastic a container is made from by checking for the recycling symbol on the container, usually on the bottom or on a side label. Inside the symbol will be a number, 1-7, which is the resin code.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgA court used lack of Family and Medical Leave Act training to award double damages When a manager learns that one of her employees is in the hospital for several days, that’s almost always enough information for the employer to have an inkling that the employee may need Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave.But one employer didn’t think so. And the penalty for its mistake was costly. Let me explain.The FactsGrace worked for the Center for Human Development (CHD) in western Massachusetts. On a moment’s notice, she became hospitalized due to a mental health condition. Upon her admission to the hospital, Grace asked her son, Jim, to call CHD to report that she was in the hospital and unable to report to work.Being the good son he was, Jim called CHD that same day. And the next day. And the day after that.Not only did Jim talk to his mom’s direct supervisor . . . but his boss . . . and the boss’s boss. Each time, he made clear that his mom was ill, in the hospital and could not come to work. After a few days, Jim shared that his mom could speak, though she was “unintelligible.”To continue reading this article on shrm.org, please click here.last_img read more

first_imgWe are quickly approaching the best time of the year to visit Nashville: fall. What they say about the Deep South is true. We have two seasons: hot and cold. But for a few weeks around mid to late October, this is a dream place to visit. I already know what my perfect Nashville day would look like, and I’m going to share it with you.First things first, you have to start your morning with coffee. Humphrey’s Street Coffee quickly became my favorite place for coffee and a light breakfast when I moved here. Some days I like hot coffee, and some days I prefer cold brew. Humphrey’s has it all, and you would be remiss not to get a piece of avocado toast with feta cheese and prosciutto. I know, total millennial move, but the heart wants what it wants.My favorite days when I’m not working are spent walking the trails at J. Percy Priest Lake. When the leaves are changing colors, there’s no better time to take it all in. And being a 15-minute drive from downtown Nashville makes it a very easy trip.Before I lived in Nashville, I couldn’t make a trip here without eating lunch at Burger Up. If my metabolism allowed me to eat their truffle fries every day of the week, I definitely would. And my favorite location is in the 12 South area of Nashville. After lunch, you can practically spend the rest of the afternoon walking around Sevier Park, going into shops (White’s Mercantile is one of my favorites), stopping for a drink at one of the bars (12 South Taproom, for sure), or getting dessert (Jeni’s Ice Cream is good, but you haven’t lived until you’ve had a Five Daughters donut).Eventually, you’ll need to make your way back toward downtown, because you don’t want to watch the sunset anywhere except a hotel rooftop bar. If you venture back downtown early enough, you’ll have enough time to explore before you take in the view. If country music is your thing, Broadway is where you want to be. Each venue has live country music going on at almost every hour of the day. If you’re not so hot on country, Printer’s Alley might be better for you, with its venues to watch sports or take in jazz music.But you won’t want to get too caught up in the music scene, because you’ve got to catch the sunset. And if you come to Nashville on the right day, you can watch it with the AFF + Beacon Young Professionals Society on the rooftop of a hotel in the Gulch, one of the trendiest areas in Nashville. The great thing about the Gulch is that there is no shortage of things to do! After spending dusk with your fellow liberty-minded friends, you’ll definitely want to grab a quick dinner at Otaku Ramen before taking in more live music at one of the many venues in the city. If you are lucky enough to get tickets for a show at the Ryman, you have to take advantage of it! It’s the best way to end a day in Nashville.If it seems like there’s no shortage of things to do in Nashville, you’re right. I’ve lived here for almost a year now and I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface. But if you do find yourself here, be sure to let me know. I have many more recommendations where that came from!last_img read more

first_imgSo am I contributing to the problem of over simplifying security? Or am I reaching out to those who might not take an inordinate amount of time necessary to understand the complexities and nuances of our industry? You decide and feel free to share your knowledge-nuggets. Everyone wants information security to be easy. Wouldn’t it be nice if it were simple enough to fit snugly inside a fortune cookie? Well, although I don’t try to promote such foolish nonsense, I do on occasion pass on readily digestible nuggets to reinforce security principles and get people thinking how security applies to their environment. Common SenseI think the key to fortune cookie advice is ‘common sense’ in the context of security. It must be simple, succinct, and make sense to everyone, while conveying important security aspects.Fortune Cookie advice for December:Be mindful of the security message you deliver to your customers and how it is interpretedRallying your populace to be security savvy is a worthwhile investment and must be approached with the appropriate diligence. It is not enough to haphazardly deliver security information and walk away. If it is perceived as ‘junk-mail’, it will be treated as such. Information security must be understood and applied in order to make a difference. This embrace will only occur if the audience understands not only the message, but also why it is important and the overall context. Every good communication program draws in the audience by letting them know how it applies and benefits them.If we want to be successful, we have an obligation to understand what is being absorbed and how it is being interpreted.Andy, ITGuy has a great post (check out the picture for a good laugh).“How we communicate our security plans has to be in a way that the user will understand and that will make them want to work with us”.  This is key, as ultimately it is a partnership between dedicated security folks and the organization they protect.Additionally, Mike Rothman has some great follow-up comments which I think nails the right perspective:“effective communication is based upon the perception of the person on the other end”. Sounds basic, but how often do we ignore this fundamental principle in our rush to deliver our message?If you are interested in good security insights, consider subscribing to Andy,ITGuy and Mike Rothman’s blogs. They mix perspective, humor, to timely issues.center_img Fortune Cookie Security Advice – November 2008Fortune Cookie Security Advice – September 2008Fortune Cookie Security Advice – August 2008Fortune Cookie Security Advice – June 2008Fortune Cookie Security Advice – May 2008last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atletico Madrid boss Simeone delighted for Diego Costa after goal in victory at Mallorcaby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone was delighted for Diego Costa after scoring in victory at Real Mallorca.Costa hasn’t had it easy in front of goal lately and his coach is hoping the this strike will lead to more.”We know that strikers live on goals,” Simeone said after the game.”It’s very good for him and for the team.”I’m happy because he needed the goal. He’s one of our most important players in attack and if our forwards play well then it’s easier to win.” last_img read more

first_imgKaty Perry has dedicated a new video she made for UNICEF to victims of the Malaysian Airlines tragedy – many of whom were on their way to the International AIDS Conference in Australia.Video: Katy Perry’s ‘Unconditionally’: A music video for #ShowYourLove“I worked with UNICEF on this new “Unconditionally” video in support of the 35 million people living with HIV, especially the young people who often suffer in silence,” Katy wrote on Facebook. “On Thursday, we lost many people who dedicated their lives to fighting HIV on the Malaysia Airlines flight. They were traveling to the International AIDS Conference, where we were planning on launching this video. Now, I would also like to dedicate this video to them, to honor them, and to all the victims of MH17.”last_img read more

first_imgWhen We All Vote — a new national, nonpartisan not-for-profit – is partnering with the Voices Project, a national addiction advocacy organization led by author and activist Ryan Hampton.Together, the organizations are launching the new platform Recovery Voices Vote, powered by Rock the Vote.Recovery Voices Vote aims to register new voters who are in recovery from addiction. People affected by addiction represent one of the largest constituency groups in America. Over 23 million people are in recovery, and 21 million are suffering from addiction. As an emerging group, the recovery movement is immense, and includes millions of people in recovery, as well as their families, friends, and communities. A partnership with When We All Vote is a massive step toward equality and civic participation for Americans with substance use disorder.The first major outreach and visibility opportunity will be an event in partnership with the Above the Noise Foundation on September 29th at Recovery Fest: a music festival where thousands of people will be able to register to vote in person.Macklemore, an acclaimed performer in recovery who is headlining the festival, said, “Voting is one important way we can begin to end the silence and stigma surrounding addiction and work toward proactive policy solutions to the opioid epidemic.”Recovery voters are key to the upcoming elections. The best way to involve people in recovery in the national conversation about addiction is to encourage them to use their voices in the voting booth.The Voices Project was founded by Ryan Hampton, a person in recovery and the author of American Fix, publishing August 28 from St. Martin’s Press. After losing many friends to fatal overdoses, Ryan realized that substance use related deaths are America’s most urgent and preventable public health crisis. Every four minutes, another life is lost. One in three households includes a person who has issues with substance use. Hampton has centered those voices to shatter the stigma of recovery, help save lives, and end the drug epidemic.When We All Vote is co-chaired by Michelle Obama and some of America’s most trusted voices, including Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw. By harnessing the power of partner organizations’ and campaign ambassadors’ voices, When We All Vote reaches millions of Americans and encourages them to participate by voting.“Our partnership with When We All Vote is a huge opportunity for the recovery community to make its voice heard,” said Ryan Hampton. “The stigma of addiction is so strong that many people forget that they have a right to make their opinions known. If you have a voice, you have a vote — and you can make yourself heard.”When We All Vote CEO Kyle Lierman said, “When We All Vote is proud to partner with The Voices Project and their mission to lift up the voices of people in recovery and their families. Ryan, Macklemore, and The Voices Project’s passion for the democratic process makes this partnership meaningful and will help us reach voters of all types.”Recovery is an issue that affects all of us, as a nation. The new partnership between When We All Vote and the Voices Project inspires people in recovery to get involved and help shape the future of recovery related public policy, save lives, and create a healthier future for everyone.last_img read more