Indonesian diplomats injured in Texas car crash

first_imgA car carrying three Indonesian diplomats crashed in San Antonio, Texas, United States, on Thursday at 3 p.m. Central Standard Time (4 a.m. on Friday in Jakarta), injuring the passengers, Indonesia’s mission in Washington, DC confirmed.The United States Diplomatic Security Services (US DSS) told the Indonesian Embassy in Washington, DC that the accident involved three vehicles, one of which was an official vehicle carrying the Indonesian consul general in Houston, Nana Yuliana, consular officer Dian Hapsari and the vehicle’s driver, identified only as Dede.The accident was caused by a swerving truck that hit two other cars around it. Nana and the two other staff members were immediately taken to Broke Army Hospital in San Antonio, according to a statement from the Indonesian Embassy.Foreign Ministry spokesperson Teuku Faizasyah confirmed the incident with The Jakarta Post.”Currently, Dr. Nana Yuliana and the staff are in intensive care at the hospital. According to information from Texas’ DSS, their condition is not life-threatening, but they must stay in the hospital’s care,” the embassy said.Officials from the Indonesian Consulate General in Houston, Texas have arrived at the San Antonio Military Medical Center to ensure the chief of mission’s condition was stable but that he was being examined further in the emergency room, alongside driver Dede.Meanwhile, consular officer Dian is still in the ICU to receive treatment for fractured ribs, the embassy said.Their families and staffers from the consulate general are making their way to the hospital, located some three hours away from Houston. (asp)Topics :last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Highlights Critical Need for Access to Care During COVID-19 Outbreak

first_img Healthcare,  Latest News,  Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, in collaboration with the Department of Health, is submitting for publication a notice to the Pennsylvania Bulletin outlining proactive steps and recommendations for consumers and major health insurers to help mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.“The commonwealth remains laser-focused on mitigation of COVID-19,” Gov. Wolf said. “Posting these recommendations for health insurers further reinforces our commitment to making sure all Pennsylvanians have the health care they need during this uncertain time.”“Health insurance coverage plays a critical role in the affordability and access to health care services,” said Altman. “We must all be prepared to address this public health crisis, and that includes continually assessing and making adjustments to increase access to necessary care for Pennsylvanians.”The Pennsylvania Bulletin is akin to a guidebook for proposed rules and regulations for state agencies and is regarded as the prime source for timely information.Notice Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Insurance Coverage, provides several recommendations for health insurers, including:Providing access to accurate information, informing insureds of available benefits and quickly responding to inquiries about coverage.Providing telehealth delivery of services instead of in-person health care services and being prepared to meet any increased demand for that means of delivery.Verifying provider networks are adequate to handle a potential increase in the need for health care services related to COVID-19.Easing preauthorization requirements, so that they are not a barrier to access necessary treatment for COVID-19, and being prepared to expedite utilization review and appeal processes for services related to COVID-19.Easing access to prescription drugs, making expedited formulary exceptions, and permitting the temporary use of out-of-network pharmacies (at in-network cost-sharing) in the event of medication shortages at in-network pharmacies.Major health insurers in Pennsylvania have announced they are taking the necessary steps to cover medically appropriate COVID-19 diagnostic testing and associated treatment for consumers, and have committed to waive any cost-sharing for the testing. This increased access to testing is especially critical as multiple commercial medical labs are in the process of implementing testing capabilities and some have begun to perform tests.“All of the major insurers in Pennsylvania’s market have already stepped up and made proactive announcements to ensure access to medically recommended health care services and testing related to COVID-19,” added Altman. “This bulletin further outlines areas where I am asking insurers to be vigilant and take additional steps as needed in their responses to COVID-19.”The department encourages patients to be aware of steps their insurance company is taking to increase access to necessary care related to COVID-19. Consumers with excepted benefit policies, short-term, limited duration health insurance coverage, and/or health care sharing ministries, need to understand these plans can have significant limitations on coverage and may not provide the same level of access.Self-funded coverage, which is not within the department’s regulatory jurisdiction, may also have different limitations. However, the department is encouraging health insurers to coordinate closely with the business they administer on behalf of employers who self-fund their health benefits to ensure consistency in access across all forms of coverage.“The opportunity to conduct in-state testing without putting the financial burden on consumers allows us to better identify those at risk,” said Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine. “Removing the financial consumer obligations associated with tests and care will allow more individuals with symptoms to come forward and be tested.”The Insurance Department, in partnership with the Departments of Health and Human Services, developed an FAQ that provides information and answers to common questions related to insurance coverage and COVID-19.For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, visit the PA Department of Health’s dedicated Coronavirus webpage that is updated daily.The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has a consumer services team available to answer questions about insurance coverage and benefits at (877) 881-6388. PID may also provide assistance if a consumer receives an unexpected bill related to COVID-19, or other health care services. Gov. Wolf Highlights Critical Need for Access to Care During COVID-19 Outbreak March 10, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

NZ ‘doing bugger all’ to fix one of worst child abuse rates in world, says doctor

first_imgNZ Herald 21 March 2016Family First Comment: And nothing will change until we look at declining marriage rates, family structure and breakdown, and get real tough on drug and alcohol abuse. That would be a good place to start.New Zealand has one of the worst rates of child abuse in the world and critics say we are doing “bugger all” to fix the problem.In the last 10 years, despite millions of dollars being spent and various initiatives aimed at tackling the problem, 61 children have died as a result of abuse or non-accidental injuries.Currently the Government is overhauling Child Youth and Family after an expert panel found the agency was failing vulnerable children.But as the majority of children killed were not on the Cyf radar when they died, it is unlikely any changes at that level will make a difference.More needs to be done. Everyone from lawmakers to experts agree. But they disagree on what.Since the murder of 90-day-old twins Chris and Cru Kahui in 2006, little progress has been made on the abuse front, says a leading paediatrician.Of the 61 babies and children killed, 31 died at the hands of a parent or caregiver and the majority suffered fatal head injuries or unsurvivable blows to their little bodies.The most recent was a 2-year-old boy who died at his Manurewa home just before Christmas. Police are investigating and say his death was the result of a non-accidental injury.“Since the Kahui twins died, to be frank, not a lot has changed,” said Dr Patrick Kelly, who heads the child abuse team at Starship Children’s Hospital.READ MORE: little names on New Zealand’s roll of dishonourNZ Herald 21 March 2016Sixty-one. It’s the number of children who have died as a result of non-accidental injuries in New Zealand in the last 10 years.Their names are scars on a shameful landscape of child abuse – Chris and Cru Kahui who would have turned 10 today, Nia Glassie, JJ Ruhe-Lawrence, Jyniah Te Awa.Thirty-one of those young ones were violently assaulted. They were kicked, punched, thrown, stomped or bashed to the point of death.New Zealand has the fifth worst child abuse record out of 31 OECD countries and on average a child is killed here every five weeks.In the last half of 2015, Child Youth and Family had recorded 8800 cases of proven child abuse and neglect.In the same period, the agency received 76,041 “reports of concern” about suspected child abuse or neglect which included 34,226 referrals from police.Of the initial reports, 22,917 required further action and were investigated.READ MORE: read more

Teenage boxing champ killed in horror crash on M4 motorway

first_imgA teenage boxing sensation who had been compared to Muhammad Ali has died in a motorway crash. Mohammed Hashim, 18, passed away after his BMW collided with a central reservation barrier on the M4 in Wiltshire in the early hours of Tuesday. He was aspiring to be a professional fighter and had even drawn comparisons with the great Muhammad Ali — and not just because of his name. Mohammed, from Cardiff, Wales, had been ranked as high as second in the world for his age at the sport and had won national titles. Police were called to the collision — which took place between junctions 14 and 15 near Membury Services — at around 1.30am. An unnamed female passenger, 19, was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. Mohammed’s family paid tribute to him in a touching tribute on Thursday, describing him as “generous and thoughtful”. In a poignant message, they wrote: “Mohammed was an inspirational individual with good morals and ethics; he was a giver, a doer and never liked receiving. Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe 9 Best Robots In Movie History7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Loading… “He was the most generous and thoughtful person anyone could meet. “Mohammed’s views in life was: be kind to everyone, even the unkind ones because paying bad with bad does not equal to good. “Mohammed had the most electrifying smile in the world, he could light up any room he entered. “At one point in his career Mohammed was ranked second in the world for his age and was known for fighting in a similar style to the legend and his namesake Ali. “It’s sad to see his life cut so short; he will be sadly missed and rest assured forever in our hearts.” Carl Stephens, head coach at Llanedeyrn ABC boxing gym, also praised Mohammed, who he first taught as a ten-year-old. He said: “He had recently been training with accomplished professionals such as Andrew Selby and Jay Harris, who had recently boxed for world titles. read also:UK Court sentences boxer to 10 years in prison for sexual abuse “It is a tragedy for his family, friends and all the boxing world that such a talent has been lost at such a young age.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Plunder convict Napoles listed under GCTA law

first_imgPlunder convict Janet Lim Napoles was listed under the controversial good conduct time allowance law, based on the documents obtained during a Senate hearing. ABS-CBN NEWS Department of Justice undersecretary DeoMarco, who heads the committee responsible for reviewing activities at the BuCor,said an investigation is underway. “Either nanasa listahan talaga si Napoles hindilang natuloy, or nagkamali sa encoding, especially, rape ang sinabing kaso d’yan ni Napoles. Iwill ask BuCor to explain,” Marco said. The documents wrongly attributed the crime ofrape to Napoles. Sen. Richard Gordon, chair of the Blue RibbonCommittee, questioned Ramoncito Roque – chief of the records division of theBureau of Corrections (BuCor) – on Napoles’ inclusion. “Napaka-incompetenttalaga. May intensyon ba talagangpalayain si Napoles? Bakit rape ang kaso sa kanya ‘di plunder? There’ssomething to it,” Gordon said on Wednesday. MANILA – Plunder convict Janet Lim Napoles waslisted under the controversial good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law, based onthe documents obtained during a Senate hearing.  Roque said Napoles’ inclusion was “accidental”as the creation of the GCTA for qualified inmates was rushed for a scheduledpress conference. Napoles was sentenced to life in prison by theSandiganbayan in relation to the priority development assistance fund plundercases of Sen. Bong Revilla, and former senators Jinggoy Estrada and Juan PonceEnrile./PNlast_img read more

Ball State announces Digital Marketing Summit

first_imgMuncie, In. — The Center for Advancement of Digital Marketing and Analytics at Ball State University is once again hosting a Digital Marketing Summit at Alumni Center on Thursday, February 7, 2019.  The summit is open to small business owners, non-profit staff, and marketing professionals.CADMA’s Digital Marketing Summit will begin with a light breakfast and networking activities followed by the keynote speaker, Mitch Causey of Lessonly.  Causey will present Whoops! Marketing Balance is Sink or Swim, discussing how companies create growth through balancing brand and demand in their marketing efforts.  Following lunch, attendees will choose three breakout sessions to attend based on their own interests and needs.  Breakout session topics can be found below.Now through the end of the year, tickets to the Digital Marketing Summit are just $99.  This includes a light breakfast, lunch, and four total sessions that will strengthen your digital marketing skills.  Find more information on the Summit via Ball State’s website or email Kari Wissel with questions.Breakout session topics (you choose three):Artificial IntelligenceBeyond the Blog: Creating Content for Every Step of the Customer JourneyUpdating Your Social Media Channel PlanCreating a Content Marketing Machine with Limited ResourcesNonprofit Videos (on a Budget) that Engage and Retain DonorsYour Organization Has a Meaningful Story: Are You Telling it the Right Way?Session descriptions can be provided by CADMA.Tickets may be purchased online here.last_img read more

Bulldogs Fall To Trojans In Tennis Action

first_imgCourtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney. The varsity is 2-3 on the season and the JV is 4-1. They will play against Lawrenceburg on Thursday. East Central defeated Batesville 3-2 in boys tennis on Tuesday. Lleyton Ratcliffe and Adam Scott picked up wins at #1 and #2 singles for the Bulldogs. Batesville was defeated in three sets at both #1 and #2 doubles.   In JV, Batesville defeated East Central 4-1. Lyle Oesterling and Jackson Tracy won in singles along with the doubles teams of Jaden Smith/Jon Hoff and Chase Schwegman/Jackson Wanstrath. last_img read more

Jomby, Setkic, Garaganga Lead Stars to 2019 Lagos Open

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tom Jomby of France would be making a return to seek for another glory at the 2019 Lagos Open scheduled to serve off on October 7 – 20. Bosnian Aldin Setkic, Zimbabwean Takanyi Garaganga and Benjamin Lock are also among the regular faces in the ITF World Tour that would keep the hard surface of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club abuzz for two weeks.The men’s tournament is known as M25+ Lagos while W25+ Lagos is for the women’s version which would be played concurrently.The 28-year-old Jomby has enjoyed success in Nigeria by clinching the Dayak Open Nigeria F2 Futures last April and will be aiming for a another title in Nigeria. He is however poised to face stiff competition from the likes of Setkic, who will also be making a return to the double phase $100, 000 + hospitality prize money tournament after his last appearance in 2005. Like Jomby, Setkic has won the tournament in 2015.With 27 ITF titles under his belt, the 31- year-old Setkic is the most decorated player among the over 60 foreigners that would jostling for vital points at the former Nigerian capital.A host of Nigerian players will also be contesting for glory with Sylvester Emmanuel, Joseph Imeh, Paul Emmanuel and Mohammed Mohammed all listed for the main draw of the first week, while for the women’s version, Oyinlomo Quadre, who undoubtedly is Nigeria’s hottest talent, will lead the quest for a memorable outing alongside Sarah Adegoke, Blessing Samuel, Aanu Aiyegbusi, Blessing Anuna, Oiza Yakubu among others.last_img read more

Syracuse offense shines in 1st open practice of spring

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 8, 2014 at 9:29 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Terrel Hunt saw a wide-open Jarrod West jetting toward the end zone. Hunt darted to the right and lofted up a pass that West corralled for a 32-yard score.“He just made a great play,” West said. “He extended the play and scrambled out of the pocket, and we just stayed alive for him and he hit me on a nice ball.”That was one of Syracuse’s five touchdowns on the day in the team’s first open spring practice Tuesday. The Orange offense showed off its new fast-paced look in the Carrier Dome, consistently torching a banged-up defense.Four of SU’s touchdowns came in the air and one was on the ground. Hunt and Co. got off plays efficiently and flaunted the big-play ability George McDonald wants to see regularly.SU head coach Scott Shafer said the scrimmage started off with the defense dominating, recording a string of tackles for loss, but that quickly changed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I was like ‘Holy mackerel, we may not gain a yard,’ and then all of a sudden, ‘Bam,” Shafer said, clapping his hands for emphasis. “It took off.”The Hunt-to-West connection was the first massive gain of the day. Then George Morris II burst through the middle for a 35-yard touchdown run, getting mobbed by his teammates once he crossed the plane.On the very next play, Hunt found Brisly Estime on a bubble screen on the right side. Estime juked a few defenders and took it to the house, scoring from more than 50 yards out. McDonald said Estime has impressed this spring, and it’s clear he’ll have a more significant role this season after bursting onto the scene toward the end of last year.Then incoming-freshman quarterback AJ Long found rising-sophomore Corey Winfield for a touchdown, and Mitch Kimble connected with Ben Lewis on the outside for a score.“We had players in space make plays out there,” Shafer said. “I’d say today, especially the second part of the scrimmage, the offense made some plays out there.”Adonis Ameen-Moore had a couple nice bounces to the outside for sizable gains. Overall, the offense was fluid and effective.A speedy offense means many players will cycle in and out for the Orange, and West feels speeding things up will help Syracuse immensely.“Going fast is a good thing,” West said. “It tires out the defense.” Commentslast_img read more

University on a conquest for excellence

first_imgTrojans may have just had 14 weeks off from school, but in that time USC has hardly been sitting idle.While students were taking the opportunity to work, intern or just catch up on some sleep, the University has opened a new school, reached more than $4.5 billion in its $6 billion fundraising campaign, continued work on a multitude of construction projects and founded a controversially established Alzheimer’s center.Last year was no different. In the inaugural issue of Fall 2014, the Daily Trojan featured the changes that had been made that summer — the building of the Wallis Annenberg Hall, destruction of the former University Village and USC’s gradual transition from party school to elite university.There’s a reason “Conquest” is one of the Spirit of Troy’s most famous songs. On the field and off, USC is always looking to dominate and won’t stop until it’s one of the premiere academic and research institutes in the country. In this welcome issue, we highlight both the good and the bad of USC’s quest. The Rossier School of Education is helping to improve the education of local children through a new charter school, and a new dance program will broaden USC’s education in the arts. But at the same time, USC’s ambition to lead in the biological sciences have led to accusations of academic poaching, and the Roski School of Art and Design’s new direction has left some students out in the cold.As the University is changing, the Daily Trojan is aiming to evolve along with it. More complicated stories and a more diverse student body have necessitated more sophisticated methods of reporting.Because of this, we are continually seeking to improve our online presence. This semester, our multimedia will no longer be confined to the occasional video or podcast. Accompanying stories online will be media-rich, interactive elements including maps, timelines, infographics and videos. If you’re reading this in print, I encourage you to go online and see how much deeper the stories can get with the added benefit of technology.Just as the depth of our online content will be extended, so will its breadth. In addition to the print stories that appear online, we will cover unique web stories and add four new blogs to our existing five. In continuing our focus on blogs that began last semester, we aim to go past informing students and welcome them to a community with opinions on fashion, food, music and more.Regardless of technological advances, the Daily Trojan remains committed to the integrity of reporting that has been at its foundation for its 100-plus year history. In a return to tradition, we have formed a nine-member Editorial Board that will weigh in on one issue of importance to our campus and community each week —  our first editorial appears in this issue. The Daily Trojan has a voice, and with it comes a responsibility to help ensure a well-informed student body.But though we aim to continually evolve, one thing will remain constant: The Daily Trojan’s primary goal will always be to serve readers to the best of our abilities.Isabella Sayyah, Fall 2015 Editor-in-Chieflast_img read more