Quebec to hire Indigenous police officers in Val dOr as a pilot

first_imgDanielle Rochette APTN National NewsSupport for the Indigenous women in Val d’Or continues to grow.Last week, Crown prosecutors said no officers in the Quebec town will face charges after women came forward alleging sexual abuse.The province just announced a new pilot project that will see Indigenous officers stationed in Val d’Or.That hasn’t quieted calls for an inquiry.last_img

SecretaryGeneral calls on all sides in Nepal to resume dialogue and halt

In a statement issued by his spokesman in New York, Mr. Annan said the arrests were made ahead of a demonstration planned for the capital, and that the Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal had raised the matter with the Government. UN human rights officers had also visited 97 of the more than 120 persons detained.“The Secretary-General once again appeals to all sides for calm, the suspension of fighting and the urgent initiation of an inclusive national dialogue,” the statement said, noting that Mr. Annan’s repeated calls for dialogue between the Government and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) had been rejected.Last month, the Secretary-General urged a truce between the Government of King Gyanendra and the Maoists days before a ceasefire declared by the Maoist rebels in September expired on 2 January. In a statement released by his spokesman on 30 December, the Secretary-General voiced deep regret that no progress appeared to have been made towards a mutually agreed truce between the parties.Shortly after the four-month unilateral ceasefire expired, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour urged all sides to avoid a renewal of the gross abuses that have characterized a conflict that started in 1996.Such abuses include extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances and abductions, attacks on public transport buses, indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas, widespread torture and other crimes. Children have been killed and injured, forcibly recruited, used as informers, and arbitrarily detained and beaten, the High Commissioner’s office said. read more

Ohio State volleyball winning streak snapped at No14 Purdue

Senior Taylor Sherwin (8) backsets to sophomore Taylor Sandbothe (10) in the match against Northwestern on Saturday Oct.11 at St. Johns Arena. OSU won 3-1.Credit: Abby Hofrichter / For The LanternAfter defeating Indiana (12-8, 3-5) Friday to extend its win streak to five games, the No. 22 Ohio State women’s volleyball team (14-6, 5-3) lost to No. 14 Purdue (17-3, 7-1) Saturday.After being down 0-2, the Buckeyes took the next two sets against the Boilermakers before losing in a fifth set (19-25, 17-25, 25-23, 25-17, 9-15).Senior outside hitter Erin Sekinger led the team in kills with 18, followed by junior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell with 12. Senior setter Taylor Sherwin had 38 assists and three services aces and sophomore setter Maggie Heim added 13 assists. Sophomore libero Valeria León had 10 digs.Redshirt-freshman setter Ashley Evans, a native of Liberty Township, Ohio, had nine kills, six digs and an assist for the Boilermakers.Against the Hoosiers, the Buckeyes got a clean sweep (27-25, 25-17, 25-20).Three Buckeyes had double-digit kills against the Hoosiers. Leading the way for all players was Campbell with 20 kills, followed by junior outside hitter Katie Mitchell with 13 and Sekinger with 11. Sherwin led all players with 45 assists. León had 11 digs and had the team’s only service ace.After the short road trip, the Buckeyes are set to return to St. John Arena this week to face Michigan State (12-7, 5-3) on Friday and Michigan (10-8, 5-3) on Saturday. Their match against the Spartans is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start and the matchup with the Wolverines is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. read more

OSU wrestling team strives for another strong finish to season

After starting the season 11-1, the No. 3 ranked Ohio State wrestling team is looking to avoid a midseason slump and finish the season strong.  The Buckeyes were in a similar position the past two years and ended each season by finishing second in the nation. Coach Tom Ryan believes this team is capable of a similar finish.“Finishing second the past two years has resulted in a very positive environment,” said Ryan, the reigning National Coach of the Year. “There is a strong sense of pride among the team members.”The addition of talented freshmen along with the return of some key upperclassmen has the team’s outlook looking bright, senior captain Reece Humphrey said.“We’ve improved at every single weight class [since last year],” said Humphrey, who is the No. 1 ranked wrestler at 141 pounds. “Younger guys have filled into their potential, that’s what it’ll take to win nationals.”Despite its young guns, the team’s heart and soul is its senior class, more specifically Humphrey, the national runner-up at 133 pounds last season. The two other senior captains, Mike Pucillo and Lance Palmer, are both three-time All-Americans.“Reece Humphrey has been wrestling well up at 141 [pounds] … Lance Palmer has been wrestling very well also,” Ryan said. “There are not too many surprises in the sport; the people that work hard consistently do well. It boils down to the right habits, those with great habits do well.”Ryan has gotten in the habit of watching his seniors have remarkable success, which he claims comes as no accident.“Our senior class is leading us,” Ryan said. “This is a team with five seniors who have worked very hard to bring the program to the level it is currently at.”Ryan believes the other team members feed off the triumphs of his accomplished seniors.“Success breeds success,” Ryan said. “Wrestling is a sport that requires a tremendous amount of energy and a strong mentality. It is very helpful when athletes at a very high level are training alongside each other; it gives them a great frame of reference to where they stand in the sport.”Humphrey believes the Buckeyes may finally have what it takes to bring home a national title after coming up short two years in a row.“We have the individuals to win the title,” Humphrey said. “If a couple of the younger guys turn it up at nationals, we’ll have a good shot.Ryan thinks the team’s achievements over the past few seasons have landed them a vast amount of faith in themselves.“This is a team that believes they can win an NCAA team title,” Ryan said. “The previous two runner-up finishes have strengthened this team’s confidence.” read more

BNSF offers reward for information about tampering

first_imgBNSF Railway is offering a reward for information in connection to the suspected tampering of railroad tracks that delayed nine trains in Southwest Washington on Monday.The railroad is offering an up to $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons responsible for tampering with tracks between Vancouver and Chehalis on Monday, spokesman Gus Melonas said.Anyone with information should call the crime tip hotline at 1-800-832-5452, he said.Informants aren’t required to give their name to get the reward.Officials discovered the tampering just before 11 a.m. Monday near the Longview junction, Melonas said. BNSF personnel later found tampering at several spots on the tracks between Felida and Chehalis prompting the organization to shut down traffic for a few hours.“Heightened inspections through the corridor continued through the night and into the day,” Melonas said. “Hundreds of local BNSF employees are on the lookout for any suspicious activity.”Operations in the 60-mile corridor returned to normal on Tuesday, Melonas said.last_img read more

No benchmark for quality education

first_imgBangladesh’s education lacks any yardstick to measure its standard. Prothom Alo File PhotoBangladesh’s education – from rudimentary to university levels – lacks any yardstick to measure its standard, confirms a UNESCO report.The state of quality, stakeholders say, is reflected in students’ poor employability and lag in global testing and below-par ranking of Bangladeshi educational institutions.The country’s current system of primary school completion examination is “not competence-based”, concludes UNESCO’s “Global Education Monitoring Report 2017/18”.“Weaknesses in the examination’s administration mean that it cannot serve to benchmark the achievement of standards,” according to the report.It reveals officially invisible corruption committed by officers assigned to monitor grassroots education, which is also impaired by politically handpicked managing committees.Experts have no disagreement on another observation of the UNESCO report that ‘private tutoring’ and ‘high-stakes tests’ are undermining learning and depriving the poor of the fruits of education.Terming Bangladesh’s higher education structure complex, the Paris-based educational, scientific and cultural arm of the UN has observed that there has been “no recognised quality assurance body”.“We’ve been trapped in universal substandard education while pursuing expansion of literacy,” explains Hossain Zillur Rahman, a former education adviser to the caretaker government.In the current context, he thinks, the key to quality is the issue of governance which is “rather driving the poor quality education”.“A national debate on quality of education is missing.”Asked how quality can be understood, Zillur Rahman, a researcher by profession, cites the examples of capturing high-paid jobs in Dhaka by foreigners, Bangladeshi students’ struggle in overseas tests and poor ranking of Bangladeshi institutions in global lists.The report has highlighted the mismatch in education delivered at the lower echelon as primary completion rate is 80 per cent while upper secondary completion rate is 19 per cent.Private tutoring is increasing worldwide, but, the UNESCO shows Bangladesh among a few countries where at least half of surveyed high school students used private tutoring.“Lack of capacity to monitor centres in Bangladesh, for example, has undermined government attempts to cap tutoring fees,” the UNESCO comments.“If the teachers deliver properly in the classroom, private tutoring is not required for learning. It’s been a bad culture of making money,” regrets professor Abdul Mannan, chairman of University Grants Commission. He emphasises stringent government action to stop it.The UNESCO report cautions that private tutoring can increase students’ academic burden and stress.It sheds light on high-stakes test, saying, “Schools may initiate practices that maximise test score improvement rapidly but undermine overall quality and learning.”“We’ve seen grade inflation in recent times as a consequence of such unhealthy competition. Again, the students who are the products of such cheap grading could not show their competence in commensurate with their score,” Hossain Zillur Rahman elucidates.Professor Mannan adds, “Unfortunately in our system, if a student fails to appear in an exam or performs not well in an enrolment test, s/he loses a year or sometimes everything.” He, however, feels that certain flexibility in the form of retake or make-up exam may remedy the situation.The UNESCO report, which has focussed on accountability in education worldwide, has identified Bangladesh’s policy vagueness in establishing teachers’ accountability. “…many policies refer to the increasing role of parents and communities in teacher accountability, but few provide details on what this means in practice.”The report has mentioned that politically driven selection led to uneducated or uninterested people being appointed to committees responsible for running institutions.It takes more than five years to get preliminary audit observations relating to primary education and 10 years for secondary education whereas government agencies are supposed to respond within 45 days, the report points out.It refers as well to an expenditure survey which finds that about 40 per cent of district and upazila (sub-district) primary education officers admitted to making ‘speed payments’ to accounts officers to be repaid for certain types of expenditure. “These illicit payments were not visible in expenditure records or identifiable in institution audits.”The UNESCO report reads, Bangladesh, with an expanding tertiary education system, struggles to establish a quality assurance mechanism.“There has been no recognised quality assurance body due to delay in passing a bill establishing an accreditation council.”However, professor Mannan informs Prothom Alo that an accreditation council would be formed soon as parliament has already passed the relevant law. “Such council, we hope, will at least be able to measure quality.”last_img read more

Is Andrew Luck under the most pressure in the NFL this season

first_img$140 Million over 6 Years… Biggest Contract in NFL History… Congrats to #12!!!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) June 29, 2016 Andrew Luck can finally afford his hospital bills from playing behind the Colts offensive line. Earlier this afternoon Colts Owner Jim Irsay tweeted that the Colts had agreed to a 6 – year extension with franchise quarterback Andrew Luck worth $140 million. The contract makes him the highest paid player in NFL history.Andrew has signed through 2021— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) June 29, 2016 Adam Schefter reported the guaranteed base compensation is around $63 million.Andrew Luck’s base salaries during each year of his contract:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 29, 2016Today on Speak for Yourself, Colin and Whitlock debated whether Luck is under the most pressure in the NFL after signing his massive deal. Luck missed 7 games last year after suffering a lacerated kidney, and struggled when he was on the field. With his new contract in hand, the fans and media will expect results regardless of what the Colts put around him.Colin sees Luck as an undervalued stock who’s unfairly taken heat for playing hurt while being surrounded by an awful roster, courtesy of GM Ryan Grigson.“The best player they’ve given him is T.Y. Hilton though the draft. That’s the best  player they’ve given him.” Colin added, “Last year, he plays with a lacerated kidney, I could not host this show with a lacerated kidney.  So we look at last year and go, ‘I’m not sure I buy Andrew Luck.’ Okay, then you sell the stock to me. I’ll buy all of it. This guy has been underwhelmed by the people around him. He’s carrying the franchise,” Whitlock thinks Luck shouldn’t get a break for not having weapons around him when Cam Newton made a Super Bowl while missing his top receiver.“Here’s how Andrew Luck is going to be judged. There’s a guy over in Carolina, who’s about the same age as him. Who lost Kelvin Benjamin, their top wide receiver. Carried his team to 15 victories in the regular season, all the way to the Super Bowl, got the MVP of the league. Whether fair or not, he’s going to be compared to that guy.”Even if Luck is under the most pressure in the league this year, it’s not like the former #1 pick, who was drafted to replace Peyton Manning, isn’t used to it. Advertisement “This guy has been underwhelmed by people around him. He’s carrying the franchise!” –@ColinCowherd on Andrew Luck— Speak For Yourself (@SFY) June 29, 2016last_img read more

Need an Ohms Law Party Trick Take a Light Bulbs Temperature

first_imgRhett AllainAnd next is the disclaimer. Trust me, this disclaimer always comes next but maybe you missed it. Here it is: This expression only works for certain elements that we call “ohmic.” Other materials that don’t follow this are called “non-ohmic.”OK, maybe this disclaimer isn’t really true. Perhaps it would be better to say that some materials have a mostly constant resistance and other materials have a nonconstant resistance. For a non-ohmic material, the calculated resistance at low current is different from the resistance at high current.How about an example of a non-ohmic element? The filament in an incandescent bulb does not have a constant resistance. If you take a bulb and increase the voltage across it, the current increases too. An increase in current means the bulb gets hot—hot enough to glow. As the temperature increases, however, the resistance also increases.Now for the fun part. Let’s measure current and voltage to determine the temperature of a light bulb. Yes, this will be fun. Here’s how it will work. I’m going to take one of these old-style tubular lights (incandescent) and connect it to a variable DC power supply (instead of plugging it into the wall). Yes, incandescents will run just fine on DC current instead of AC current. I will measure the voltage and current and then slowly increase the voltage. Eventually the filament will start to glow—like this:Rhett AllainHere is a plot of the voltage and current from 0 volts to just under 30 volts (as high as my power supply went). Notice that this is NOT a linear function:[embedded content]Fitting a linear function to just the low current values of the data, I get a “cold” resistance of 161.5 Ω. When the bulb is glowing, the resistance (the slope of the curve) is around 490 Ω. For materials (like this filament made of tungsten), the resistance is proportional to the temperature according to this model.Rhett AllainThis says that the resistance (R) can be calculated if you know the resistance (R0) at some other temperature (T0) along with the resistance temperature coefficient (α). For this bulb, I can assume that the resistance at room temperature is 161 Ω with room temperature at 294 K (about 70 F). Also, the coefficient for tungsten is 4.5 x 10-3 K-1.Now I can just work backward. If I know the resistance of the hot bulb is 490 Ω, I can solve for the corresponding temperature.Rhett AllainPutting in my value for the resistance at the glowing (but not super bright) point, I get a temperature of 748 K (887 F). Yes, that’s hot but not full brightness hot. If you want the bulb all the way “on,” the filament would be at a temperature of about 3000 K. Instead of getting this bulb to a higher voltage, it might be simpler to use a flashlight bulb and repeat the experiment. I think I will leave that to you as a homework assignment. In every semester of introductory physics, an instructor (or a textbook) introduces the idea of Ohm’s law. Ohm’s law is a relationship between the voltage across an element, the current going through the element, and the resistance of the thing. You can write it as the following equation.Rhett AllainBut what do these three quantities really mean? A full explanation would take a whole semester, so let me instead give a brief summary. The ΔV is the change in voltage (also sometimes just called voltage). It’s essentially the change in energy per unit charge for some charged object to move across a region. The unsurprising unit for voltage is the volt. You can measure the voltage with a voltmeter by placing one lead on each side of the element you want to measure.The electric current (I) is a measure of the movement of electric charges in the element. It is literally the amount of charge (in coulombs) that moves past a point per second. The standard current unit is the ampere (amp), which is equal to 1 coulomb per second. You can measure the current through a device by connecting an ammeter in a way that the same current passes through the ammeter and the element.Finally, the resistance is really just a proportionality constant between the voltage and the current measured in units of ohms (often using the symbol Ω). For a plain copper wire, the resistance is usually extremely low—so low that you could just say it’s zero ohms (but it isn’t). If you break a wire so that there is an air gap, the resistance is super high—approximately infinity.Normal resistors come in a wide range of resistance values. This is what they look like: More Great WIRED StoriesMost Android antivirus apps are garbageFreitag’s latest bags have a funky new ingredientHow investigators pull data off a crashed jet’s black boxesDNA crime-solving is still new, but may have gone too farGoat-birthing, tomato-brining homesteaders of YouTube👀 Looking for the latest gadgets? Check out our latest buying guides and best deals all year round📩 Want more? Sign up for our daily newsletter and never miss our latest and greatest storieslast_img read more

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first_imgNovember 13, 2008 – Hologic Inc. received CE Mark approval for the Celero vacuum-assisted, spring loaded core biopsy device, the first U.S. FDA-cleared vacuum-assisted core biopsy device for the breast ultrasound market. The company has also received CE Mark approval for the CeleroMark and CeleroMark-2S biopsy site identifiers, as well as the Celero Intro-12 introducer, clearing the way for sales in the European Union (EU) and all countries recognizing the CE Mark. As ultrasound-guided large-core needle biopsy has become a reliable and acceptable alternative to surgical biopsy for the classification of breast lesions, the company hopes the Celero device can help increase the number of women who can avoid surgery and opt for a minimally invasive biopsy procedure to diagnose breast lesions Hologic is further registering the Celero device in markets in Latin and South America, the Middle East and Asia. The Celero device was approved by the FDA in April 2007.With the option of firing inside or outside the breast, the Celero device is designed to access hard-to-reach lesions in the axilla, near the chest wall, near implants or behind the nipple. The lightweight design of the handheld Celero device and its highly echogenic needle provides smooth penetration to lesions while reducing deflection and offers a visible aperture location for target verification under ultrasound imaging prior to tissue acquisition. The Celero device is designed to securely hold the tissue sample in place while acquiring large cores. Research shows that with the Celero device, only two to three samples are needed for a diagnosis In addition, the Celero device requires only two to three insertions to gain the same results, as opposed to more needle insertions for other spring loaded core biopsies. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | November 13, 2008 Hologic Gets CE Mark for Biopsy Device for Breast Ultrasound Market last_img read more

1 of all TravelBrands sales on Wed Aug 16 will benefit SickKids

first_img Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Posted by Travelweek Group Tags: TravelBrands MISSISSAUGA — TravelBrands says it will donate 1% of all Aug. 16 sales to the SickKids Foundation.“Our goal is to bring the travel community together for a great cause,” says Frank DeMarinis, President & CEO, TravelBrands. “Whether you are a client or a supplier, we are encouraging everyone to support the advancement of child healthcare.”This one-day event complements other charitable initiatives TravelBrands participates in to raise money and awareness for SickKids, adds DeMarinis, including an annual 5km employee walk, participation in the MississaugaDragon Boat Race Festival and the annual TravelBrands Charity Golf Classic.To date, TravelBrands has raised approximately $447,000 for the SickKids Foundation.All net proceeds will be contributed to the SickKids’ Labatt Family Heart Centre. These funds support its goal of being the leading pediatric and congenital heart disease centre in the world.Clients, suppliers and partners are encouraged to make their bookings through TravelBrands on Aug. 16 to contribute towards a fantastic cause. To plan your booking visit For more information about the SickKids’ Labatt Family Heart Centre see << Previous PostNext Post >> 1% of all TravelBrands sales on Wed. Aug. 16 will benefit SickKids Foundationlast_img read more

Via Rail contacting customers over spam emails after security glitch no financial

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Posted by TORONTO — Via Rail is contacting customers who may be getting spam messages linked to the email account they have used when corresponding with the company.Via says it began investigating following a report from a customer on Aug. 11 that he had been receiving spam emails.The railway says its investigation determined that a subcontractor of one of its suppliers, which conducts surveys on Via’s behalf, inadvertently made some customer lists available on the internet while performing a series of tests in July.It says the lists contained general information, such as customers’ names, postal codes, email addresses and travel details for the period of Jan. 2, 2017 to March 19, 2017.Via says it does not keep any financial information in its databases, so no such data was disclosed.These lists have been removed from the server and Via says it has suspended its business relationship with the supplier and has advised the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat of the incident.“We are sending you this letter to apologize for any inconvenience that this incident may have caused you and to reassure you that appropriate corrective action was taken without delay,” Via said Monday in an email to customers.“We would also like to suggest that you remain vigilant and refrain from giving out your personal or financial information when you receive advertisements or unsolicited email that refer to your recent communications with Via Rail or your Via Preference account.”center_img Via Rail contacting customers over spam emails after security glitch; no financial info disclosed The Canadian Press Tags: VIA Raillast_img read more

Fooling with memory

first_imgJack O’Brien It all seems a bit hard to believe, but then with some people you can never be sure whether they’re kidding or not. So let’s see what you think about it.Some while back I was in hospital having a tumor removed from the back of my head. The surgeon, name of Don Jorge, had to saw out a section of skull to get at it, and after removing the Thing, which was about the size of a robin’s egg, he replaced the missing skull section with a plastic plate. I asked why not a metal plate, like my friend Jamie got when he had a similar operation last year, though that was on top of his head, but Don Jorge, a professional to his finger tips, just said he was doing me a favor, because Jamie was going to be held up at every metal detector from now on, while I could sail through. Anyway, the next day Don Jorge told me he had to do some tests, so they wheeled me into a lab and sat me down in front of a large screen showing a picture of a green cat. I asked why a green cat, and Don Jorge said that was the only paint they had at the time, which was typical of the man. Then he unscrewed the plastic plate and pushed what he said was even narrower than a hair-fine electrode into what he said was the visual cortex, and connected the electrode to an oscilloscope, switched on a formidable box of electronic tricks, and asked me what I could see on the oscilloscope screen.Not being able to think of anything smart to say at the time, I said I could see a green cat, though in fact all I could see was a moving bunch of spikes. Nevertheless, Don Jorge seemed satisfied with the answer, and switched off the box of tricks, detached the oscilloscope leaving the electrodes connected, and told me to come back in a couple of hours. I wasn’t all that happy about sitting around with my brain exposed to the elements, but they gave me a kind of hood to wear, so I didn’t complain.When the time was up they wheeled me back into the lab, took off the hood and reconnected the oscilloscope, which was blank as was the big screen, which this time didn’t have a picture of a cat. Don Jorge then switched on the box of tricks, and there on the big screen was the green cat, though a bit fuzzy and a different shade of green from what I remembered. Don Jorge switched it off and asked me what i had seen on the screen. I was horrified; if he could make me see a green cat that wasn’t there, what if he could make me see a written message saying, “go kill your wife right now!”When I calmed down a bit, I told Don Jorge what I’d seen and he was just tickled to death, so much so he was even willing to explain it. “What you have just seen is the first experiment of its kind on a human. We’ve done it before on chimpanzees, but it’s hard to get a straightforward answer out of them, and they need a lot of preliminary training. This is the first time we’ve had a patient with enough access to the visual cortex, and I couldn’t let the opportunity slip away.  I said, “congratulations, but why couldn’t you tell me what it was all about beforehand?” He looked a bit sheepish, but said, “because you might have faked it, and then it wouldn’t have been a scientific experiment.” Well, didn’t I say he was a professional? Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Crash survivor child airlifted

first_imgFamily members and emergency workers gathered around as ER24 and AeroCare moved him from an ambulance to a small airplane. The flight was estimated to take roughly an hour and a half.The boy’s uncle was on scene and has confirmed the ages of the deceased, but wishes to keep their identities private at this stage. The mother was 36, the stepfather was 46 and the little boy was nine (it would’ve been his 10th birthday at the end of this month). The family were on their way to Shelly Beach for a holiday when the accident happened.The family would like to thank Angels in Motion, ER24 and AreoCare for all their help and kindness. The surviving child from the fatal car crash that took place along Van Reenen’s Pass this morning has been airlifted to a hospital in Pretoria.The surviving boy is 12 years old and was in a stable condition when he was airlifted by plane this evening. He spent the day in hospital after being the only family member to survive a horror crash between an Isuzu double-cab bakkie and a truck.  For the story, click HERE WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Commentary Same Old Same Old

first_imgCommentary: Same Old, Same Old in Government September 27, 2013 424 Views The summer is over and with it the end of re-runs of (some of) our favorite shows. There might even be some original movies instead of sequels and prequels.Still, there├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós one more re-run we have to endure, but with a new twist: Republicans in Congress balking at increasing the debt ceiling and threatening a government shutdown when the federal fiscal year ends October 1–unless (and this is the twist) legislation passed by the Congress and signed into law by the President is tweaked, modified, changed, delayed, or otherwise abandoned.[IMAGE]Most notably, Republicans want the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)–whose name has been corrupted to “”Obamacare””–defunded, delayed, or dismantled. Never mind that House Republicans have voted at least 37 times to repeal it, to no avail.Now, the PPACA is by no means perfect. Indeed, it has a good many shortcomings, but the underlying premise is sound: to extend health insurance to as many as 25 million Americans who now don’t have or can’t afford coverage.PPACA has at times been described as health care reform. Would that that were so. The only way it “”reforms”” health care is by making it possible for more people to see doctors early in an illness, when treatments can be most effective. It reduces the likelihood that you will get sick when the person next to you on a bus sneezes, essentially by eliminating the sneeze.When New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg pushed for an outright ban on smoking in restaurants (previously smoking was permitted in designated sections of restaurants and at bars), he did it not so much to try to discourage patrons from smoking as to protect the wait staff that would be inhaling secondhand smoke throughout their shifts. And so it is with the PPACA: trying to remove or reduce the impediment of a doctor’s fee that might prevent someone from seeking treatment. Why the rush to scuttle the PPACA before all of its provisions kick in? Republicans and other opponents understand the history. Once Americans experience and appreciate the advantage of being able to obtain affordable medical insurance–regardless of their health history–and of being able to cover their children until they turn 26, they would be reluctant to turn back the clock. Recall the protest signs reading: “”Take Your Government Hands Off My Medicare.”” You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.Here are a few more bits of history: The Social Security Act was signed by President Franklin Roosevelt on August 14, 1935. Taxes were collected for the first time in January 1937, conveniently after the 1936 presidential election, [COLUMN_BREAK]and the first one-time, lump-sum payments were made in January 1937. Regular ongoing monthly benefits started in January 1940, another presidential election year.Between the time the bill was signed and the first payments, FDR ran for re-election against Alf Landon, who campaigned on a platform to repeal Social Security. FDR received 60.8 percent of the popular vote and 523 electoral votes–all but 8 of the 531 electors. In 1964, Lyndon Johnson received 61.05 percent of the popular vote running on a platform to establish Medicare, which he signed into law just five months after his inauguration. One year after he backed a proposal requiring employers to provide a minimum level of health insurance for their workers, Richard Nixon came close to FDR’s electoral vote total, winning re-election with 520 electoral votes. Ronald Reagan, after winning re-election with 525 electoral votes, signed in 1988 a major expansion of Medicare that was designed to protect older Americans from financial ruin due to illness or disability. (Because the expansion, the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act, was funded by a surcharge on wealthier seniors, it was repealed a year later after a series of protests across the country.)Despite the repeal of the MCCA, the overall lesson is clear: Benefits, once granted, are politically difficult (if not impossible) to withdraw.But the threat the GOP is using is equally if not more unpalatable–and unrealistic. The president is not about to undermine his own signature legislative achievement, so installing it as a demand in the delicate arguments over funding the government or increasing the debt ceiling is and has to be a non-starter.While in the second quarter, the impact of budget cuts under sequester appears to have been a non-event as the economy grew more than twice as fast as the previous pre-sequester quarter, that result cannot be sustained. Virtually every aspect of life will be affected if the government shuts down entirely: Veterans will go untreated at VA hospitals, which have only recently begun to right a foundering ship; food and drug inspections will end abruptly, as will monitoring of air and water quality, and even a relaxing visit to a national park will be impossible.The debate over the PPACA has a direct impact on the housing industry by removing or at least mitigating one of the factors often cited for mortgage defaults: unexpected medical bills.Beyond that, the necessary borrowing–to pay for items already purchased–will be impossible. Think of refusing to pay your credit bill and then trying to use it.To be sure, achieving legislation in contentious Washington requires compromise. However, putting the fiscal future of the country at risk for an unachievable goal is not compromise. It is folly._Hear Mark Lieberman next Friday on P.O.T.U.S. radio, Sirius-XM 124, at 6:20 a.m. Eastern and follow him on Twitter at @foxeconomics._*_Want to write an opinion piece for publication on our site? Send your submission to_* “”””:mailto:MReportEditor@TheMReport.comcenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Barack Obama Confidence Consumer spending Investors Lenders & Servicers Mark Lieberman Service Providers 2013-09-27 Mark Lieberman Sharelast_img read more

Who will be the next leader of the AFCA

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Last night on FootballScoop radio Scott & Derek had both AFCA President Tommy Tuberville and AFCA first vice president Todd Berry on to discuss the search for Grant Teaff’s replacement.Tuberville and Berry both made it clear that the next leader of the organization will have head coaching experience and provided excellent insight into what they are looking for. While it sounds like best case scenario would be to have someone identified by this Summer; there is the possibility that a sitting FBS head coach might be the choice which might delay the official selection until following the 2015 season.Todd Berry makes it pretty clear that the AFCA is looking to hire someone who will be on the job for a decade or more so “someone in their mid fifties” might be right for the job. Berry’s take on guys like Mack Brown, Jim Grobe, Philip Fulmer & RC Slocum is very interesting. AFCA.comcenter_img Tuberville strongly believes that head coaching experience is necessary.Great content & insight from both guys. As the search progresses we’ll keep you posted on The Scoop.last_img read more

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