Incautan “tesoro nazi” en Argentina   
Argentina (Rasainforma.com)- La Policía Federal de Argentina (PFA) incautó este jueves un segundo cargamento de piezas con simbología nazi que incluye objetos que supuestamente pertenecieron a Adolf Hitler. Las autoridades informaron que encontraron cascos, gorras, dagas, cuchillos, hebillas, lienzos y medallas identificados con la esvástica nazi en un local de San Telmo, uno de los barrios más tradicionales de Buenos Aires. El operativo estuvo a cargo de la División Unidad de Investigación de Conductas Discriminatorias de la PFA y se realizó en un local de antigüedades. Los objetos también tenían otras simbologías del Tercer Reich como la Cruz de Hierro y el águila imperial. La fiscal Aníbal Brunet solicitó el decomiso de las piezas, el inicio de una investigación por su procedencia, la imputación judicial del propietario del lugar y la clausura del mismo. Hace tres semanas, la división de Protección de Patrimonio Cultural de la Policía Federal encontró otros 75 objetos con los mismos símbolos nazis ocultos en una casa de la localidad de Beccar, ubicada en las afueras de esta capital. El lote, que fue bautizado como “tesoro nazi”, incluye bustos de Hitler, estatuillas de soldados de la SS (la guardia élite del Estado nazi), medallas y condecoraciones de […]
          Temer diz que denúncia contra si é “uma ficção”   

Presidente do Brasil desmentiu a denúncia de corrupção contra si, apresentada no Supremo Tribunal Federal pelo procurador-geral.

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          New: Beckles v. United States -- Amici Curiae Brief of Scholars of Criminal Law, Federal Courts, and Sentencing in Support of Petitioner   
Section 4B1.2(a)(2) of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines is identical to statutory language that the U.S. Supreme Court found to be unconstitutionally vague in Johnson v. United States. The Supreme Court subsequently held that the ruling in Johnson was retroactive. This brief explains why the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines are subject to vagueness challenges and why any ruling that a guideline is unconstitutionally vague should be made retroactive.
          REVISION: United States v. Matchett (11th Cir.) -- Brief of Law Professors as Amicus Curiae in Support of Defendant-Appellant   
Section 4B1.2(a)(2) of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines is identical to statutory language that the U.S. Supreme Court found to be unconstitutionally vague in Johnson v. United States. The panel in this case held that, although 4B1.2(a)(2) is identical to the language from Johnson, it is not unconstitutionally vague because the vagueness doctrine does not apply to the now-advisory Federal Sentencing Guidelines. This brief explains why the panel decision is inconsistent with Supreme Court decisions on the vagueness doctrine and the Sentencing Guidelines.
          New: Montgomery's Messy Trifecta   
Montgomery v. Louisiana arrived at the Supreme Court at the intersection of three conceptually challenging and jurisprudentially opaque areas of law. First, Montgomery came to the Court as an Eighth Amendment case requiring the Justices to struggle yet again with the counter-majoritarian question of what limits the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause puts on government powers to impose certain sentences on certain defendants for certain crimes. Second, Montgomery came to the Court as a retroactivity case requiring the Justices to struggle with the practical question of how new constitutional rules are to apply to old and seemingly settled criminal judgments. Third, Montgomery became a federalism case because the Justices, when granting certiorari review, added the jurisdictional question of whether the Court even had authority to review how Louisiana had implemented the Supreme Court’s prior decisions on Eighth Amendment and retroactivity issues. In this short essay, I briefly ...
          Sesc abre seleção simplificada para Jovem Aprendiz na unidade de Garanhuns e em mais 14 cidades do Estado   

O Sesc Pernambuco abre na próxima segunda-feira (3/7) seleção simplificada para Jovem Aprendiz no Recife e Região Metropolitana, no Agreste e Sertão. Serão oferecidas 68 vagas destinadas às atividades administrativas. Os interessados devem se inscrever gratuitamente até o dia 7 de julho, por meio do preenchimento de formulário no endereço eletrônico www.sescpe.org.br.

As oportunidades são para os turnos da manhã e tarde e a carga horária corresponde a quatro horas diárias. Há vagas para as unidades do Sesc no Recife (Santo Amaro, Santa Rita e Casa Amarela) e nas cidades de Jaboatão dos Guararapes (Piedade), São Lourenço da Mata, Goiana, Araripina, Arcoverde, Belo Jardim, Bodocó, Buíque, Caruaru, Garanhuns, Pesqueira, Petrolina, Surubim e Triunfo.

O programa tem duração de um ano e oferece remuneração de R$ 426,00, vale transporte, de acordo com a legislação vigente, além de fardamento para atuação. O edital público simplificado da seleção considera os aspectos legais e outros requisitos, como a situação socioeconômica, educacional e de vulnerabilidade social dos candidatos.

Para concorrer, o interessado precisa, dentre outros requisitos, ter entre 14 e 24 anos incompletos no ato da contratação – este requisito de idade máxima não se aplica à pessoa com deficiência –, cursar do 7º ano em diante do Ensino Fundamental ou, no máximo, ter concluído o Ensino Médio, sem ingresso no Ensino Superior. Não serão validadas as inscrições de participantes com experiência registrada na Carteira de Trabalho e Previdência Social (CTPS) ou anteriormente vinculados ao Sesc PE, por meio do programa Jovem Aprendiz ou contrato empregatício.

O programa Jovem Aprendiz é um projeto do Governo Federal que foi criado a partir da Lei de Aprendizagem (Lei nº 10.097/00), que visa à capacitação profissional de adolescentes e jovens em todo o País.

Serviço:
Seleção Jovem Aprendiz do Sesc
Inscrições gratuitas pelo site: www.sescpe.org.br
Período: de 3 a 7 de julho


          Acidente com motos mata dois jovens na madrugada desta sexta em Caetés   
Ivan, uma das vítimas

Dois jovens morreram após as motos que eles pilotavam colidirem frontalmente. O trágico acidente ocorreu por volta das três horas da manhã desta sexta, 30 de junho, no KM 69 da BR-424, zona urbana de Caetés. 

As vítimas foram identificadas como sendo Ivan Menezes Pereira, 22 anos, natural de Garanhuns e Janailson de Barros Barbosa 18 anos, que era natural de Caetés. 

O SAMU ainda chegou a ser acionado e socorreu os dois jovens para o Hospital Regional Dom Moura, mas ambos morreram devido à gravidade das lesões provocadas pela colisão.

A Policia Rodoviária Federal e a Policia Civil compareceram ao local. Os corpos foram encaminhados ao (IML) de Caruaru.





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          Polícia Civil divulgou balanço da Operação Força no Foco realizada em Garanhuns   


O Delegado titular da 18ª Delegacia Seccional de Garanhuns, Luiz Bernardo, convocou a imprensa na manhã desta terça-feira (27/6) para uma coletiva no Auditório da Codeam, no bairro da Brasília em Garanhuns, para divulgar os números da “Operação Força no Foco” comandada por ele nos dias 21 e 22/6 em Garanhuns e cidades da Região. A coletiva teve a presença de representantes da Receita Estadual, Polícia Civil, Polícia Militar, Conselho Tutelar, Guarda Municipal, Corpo de Bombeiros e Vigilância Sanitária.

De acordo com o delegado, a operação não era sigilosa, mas tinha o objetivo de prevenir as práticas de ilícitos criminais, administrativo e repressão aos Crimes Violentos Letais Intencionais (CVLI) na região, que são homicídios e latrocínios. O delegado informou que 15 pessoas foram presas e apreendidas 03 armas de fogo juntamente com 27 munições. As armas apreendidas foram duas pistolas e um rifle, além de um simulacro de metralhadora, toucas ninjas e rádios comunicadores que estavam sendo utilizadas para a prática de assaltos na região. As ações foram coordenadas pelo Delegado João Lins com a participação das equipes da Delegada Maria das Graças e Delegado Alysson Câmara, com apoio do Grupamento Tático Aéreo (GTA) coordenado pelo próprio delegado.

O Major PM Albuquerque, informou que as ações foram positivas, cerca de 64 policiais em cada turno das 48h realizaram diversas blitz, também foram realizadas ações integradas em bares e restaurantes que resultou em notificações e fechamento de estabelecimentos comerciais. Durante as ações da PM foram abordados 2039 transeuntes, 838 motocicletas, 767 carros e 84 bicicletas.

O Conselho Tutelar não constatou nenhuma violação de direitos relacionados à Crianças e Adolescentes nas diligências realizadas.

O presidente da AMSTT, Elielson Barbosa, informou que durante as ações da Guarda Municipal foram abordados 659 veículos, sendo 20 deles notificados, ou seja, multados e 13 recolhidos ao pátio da Autarquia, além de 03 documentos recolhidos por irregularidades.

O Corpo de Bombeiros fiscalizou 08 estabelecimentos comerciais, sendo 3 deles notificados e três interditados por apresentarem irregularidades.

A Vigilância Sanitária realizou fiscalização para verificação de irregularidades nos bares, similares e outros estabelecimentos comercias na cidade, com objetivo de diminuir o risco de agravo a saúde da população local. Segundo a Drª Catarina, 08 bares foram inspecionados, 04 deles foram interditados e 08 notificados. Os estabelecimentos apresentavam vários tipos de irregularidades que traziam agravo a saúde, inclusive com risco de morte, uma vez que sejam ingeridos por crianças e idosos por apresentarem imunidades baixas. A doutora ressaltou a importância de ingerir um alimento saudável e alertou o risco de contaminação, chamando a atenção para as filas em postos de saúde e hospitais, pessoas que na maioria estão ali com doenças transmitidas através de alimentos.

A Receita Estadual – SEFAZ produziu 19 Autos de Apreensões de mercadorias em situação irregular, no valor total de R$ 597.403,87; e 48 Autos de Infração por irregularidades fiscais diversas, num total constituído de: R$ 422.713,66, valores que ultrapassaram o valor de R$ 1 milhão.

O DETRAN através da LEI SECA realizou 226 abordagens, sendo autuados 27 num total de 61. Também foram recolhidos 12 Certificados de Registro e Licenciamento de Veículo (CRLV) e uma Carteira Nacional de Habilitação (CNH).

A Polícia Rodoviária Federal (PRF), abordou 296 pessoas, 283 veículos, realizou 105 notificações pelo Código de Trânsito Brasileiro (CTB), 03 notificações pela ANTT; 32 veículos foram apreendidos e 01 Mandado de Prisão cumprido. Além disso, 04 Certificados de Registro e Licenciamento de Veículo(CRLV) foram recolhidos, 03 Carteira Nacional de Habilitação (CNH) recolhidas, 173 Abordagens educativas e 173 Testes de Etilômetro.

O delegado Luiz Bernardo parabenizou a integração dos órgãos em comprometimento com a população de Garanhuns e ressaltou que mais ações deste tipo estão por vir.

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          Angelo Gioia deixa Secretaria de Defesa Social de Pernambuco   

Depois de oito meses à frente da Secretaria de Defesa Social de Pernambuco (SDS), Angelo Fernandes Gioia pediu desligamento do cargo nesta quarta-feira (28). De acordo com o governo do estado, ele deixou o posto alegando questões pessoais. O novo secretário escolhido pelo governador Paulo Câmara é Antônio de Pádua Vieira Cavalcanti, que ocupava a Corregedoria Geral da SDS desde janeiro deste ano. Angelo Gioia alegou ter pedido para ser desligado do cargo para estar com a família e sai do posto com a "absoluta tranquilidade e satisfação do dever cumprido", segundo nota enviada pela Secretaria de Imprensa de Pernambuco.

No fim de 2016 e no começo deste ano, ele enfrentou um movimento por reajuste salarial dos policiais militares que resultou em uma operação padrão. Em fevereiro de 2017, Gioia trocou o comandante da Polícia Militar, coronel Carlos D'Albuquerque, pelo coronel Vanildo Maranhão, além de substituir o chefe da Polícia Civil, o delegado Antônio Barros, pelo delegado Joselito Amaral. Assim como Gioia, o novo titular da SDS-PE também foi delegado da Polícia Federal (PF), atuando de 2003 até o último mês de janeiro. 

PERFIL DO NOVO SECRETÁRIO
Natural do Recife, Antônio de Pádua nasceu em 27 de junho de 1977 e é bacharel em Direito pela Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE). Já integrou o Ministério Público de Pernambuco (MPPE) como oficial de promotoria entre os anos de 2000 e 2003 e, em seguida, assumiu o cargo de delegado da PF.No posto, ele exerceu cargos de chefia em locais como a Delegacia de Entorpecentes, na Coordenadoria de Operações de Erradicação de Maconha no Interior de Pernambuco, na Delegacia de Imigração em Pernambuco, na Delegacia de Polícia Marítima. Entre os anos de 2015 e 2016, Pádua foi chefe da regional da Interpol em Pernambuco e, entre 2016 e 2017, exerceu o mesmo cargo na Delegacia de Armas e Produtos Químicos.

          Strauss Troy Files Lawsuit Alleging Bayer’s Prescription Drug Xarelto® Causes Internal Bleeding   
Strauss Troy Co. has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court in the Southern District of Ohio against Bayer, manufacturer of the drug Xarelto®, and Janssen Pharmacefuticals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson that marketed the drug in the U.S.). Xarelto (generic name rivaroxaban) is generally referred to as a blood thinner. It is prescribed ...Read More
          Ex-LAUSD Police Officer Pleads Guilty in Case Linked to Child Sex Attempt   
A former Los Angeles Unified School District police officer pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge linked to an attempt to solicit a 15-year-old girl for sex. Mauricio Edgardo Estrada, 29, entered his plea to using an interstate communications device such as a computer or telephone to plan a paid sexual encounter with the minor. […]

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          Ray Appleton - 06.30.17 - A third of enrollees of the "Obamaphone" program may not be qualified   
San Francisco will pay $190K to an undocumented immigrant over sanctuary law violations. A list of esteem law professors suggest term limits for Supreme Court judges. A federal judge has blocked California's high-capacity magazine ban. California Senator Josh Newman supporters filed a lawsuit to stop the GOP recall effort over his vote on the gas tax. A new government audit finds more than a third of enrollees of the "Obamaphone" program may not be qualified among other fraudulent findings.
          Trump commission asking for state voter information, Louisiana still reviewing   

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler’s office received a letter June 28 from President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, asking for voter names, addresses, party affiliation, dates of birth, the last four digits of social security numbers, and voter history since 2006. The letter from commission Vice Chair Kris Kobach was sent to all 50 states to identify policies that “enhance or undermine the American people’s confidence in the integrity of federal election processes.” The information will be made publicly available.

Meg Casper Sunstrom, Press Secretary for Louisiana's Secretary of State, told Gambit June 29 that the office had not yet reviewed the letter with staff and attorneys.

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          United Airlines Offering Immigrants Special Flights That Circle U.S. Awaiting Gaps In Travel Ban   

CHICAGO—In response to the executive order restricting entry to the United States from six majority-Muslim nations, United Airlines announced Friday that the carrier will offer immigrants and refugees special flights that continuously circle the country until gaps in the travel ban allow them to land. “We’re excited to offer numerous daily flights from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, and Sudan to a perpetual holding pattern above the Atlantic Ocean, where international travelers can enjoy a relaxing journey while waiting for a federal court to temporarily suspend the ban,” said United spokesman Karen Jennings, adding that customers attempting to flee their war-torn native countries or just visit their American relatives will be offered onboard meals and a wide array of in-flight entertainment options throughout the voyage up and down the eastern coastline, which may last anywhere from one week to several years depending on the specific terms of the ...


          Felipe VI recibirá a Pedro Sánchez el próximo martes   
El Rey Felipe VI recibirá al secretario general del PSOE, Pedro Sánchez, en el Palacio de la Zarzuela el próximo martes, 4 de julio, como motivo de su reciente reelección en el 39 Congreso Federal. Leer
          FDR3729 17 Intelligence Agencies Did Not Say Russia Hacked Election    
After the New York Times issued a retraction to the often repeated claim that 17 U.S. Intelligence agencies claim that the Russian government "Hacked The Election" - the Russia narrative is dead. New York Times Retraction: "A White House Memo article on Monday about President Trump's deflections and denials about Russia referred incorrectly to the source of an intelligence assessment that said Russia orchestrated hacking attacks during last year's presidential election. The assessment was made by four intelligence agencies — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency. The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community."Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/25/us/politics/trumps-deflections-and-denials-on-russia-frustrate-even-his-allies.htmlYour support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate
          Paralegal/Legal Assistant   
MA-Boston, One of the prominent law firms in Boston, MA is looking for a Paralegal/Legal Assistant. Qualified candidates will have experience with 3 to 5 years Insurance Defense/litigation, a strong working knowledge of court procedures on a state and federal level; Microsoft Office proficiency and excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will support multiple attorneys with legal support funct
          ‘Epidemic proportions’: Trump pledges ‘federal help’ to stop violent crime in Chicago   
Preview US President Donald Trump says he is sending “federal help” to fight the “crime and killings” in Chicago.
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          Low-cost phone & internet federal programs waste millions – report   
Preview The federally-funded program Lifeline is designed for low-income Americans, but now it’s under fire for practices that allegedly include massive waste of taxpayer money. The FCC has expressed its intent to fix the issues in response.
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          Comment on Ontario Set to Criminalize Amateur BJJ And Grappling Competition As Of July 1, 2017 by John   
Why are you talking to Bob Runciman about this? He is a sitting Senator, which is Federal. You need to be talking to a sitting MPP. Preferably Liberal.
          Chicago violenta, Trump manda federali   
Tweet presidente, 'criminalità ha raggiunto livelli epidemici'
          Reforma Trabalhista passa na CCJ, mas governo se desmoraliza   
Passava das 23 horas da quarta-feira (28/06), quando a Comissão de Constituição, Justiça e Cidadania (CCJ) do Senado Federal aprovou o relatório do senador Romero Jucá (PMDB-RR) da Reforma Trabalhista por 16…

          Where things stand on the AT&T and Time Warner deal   
AT&T’s (NYSE: T) $49-billion acquisition of DirecTV took a whopping 432 days to win government approval, eventually earning clearance from the Federal Communications Commission with a list of conditions. Now, 251 days since the Dallas-based telecom giant declared its intent to purchase content monster Time Warner, Inc., the process could finally be turning toward the point in which the two sides discuss the same type of conditions. Bob Quinn, AT&T’s senior executive vice president for external…

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          Federal judge finds immigration officials are mistreating unaccompanied minors   

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is again violating a 20-year-old settlement intended to protect the rights of detained immigrant juveniles, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.


          Philadelphia DA pleads guilty and resigns during corruption trial   

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams pleaded guilty to a single count related to accepting bribes on Thursday, putting an end to his federal corruption trial.


          Congress turning its attention to acquisition, training challenges at VA   

Congress wants the Veterans Affairs Department to expand acquisition internship program and start using the same requirements to report cost savings from procurement activities. Lawmakers see these pieces of legislation as easy bills, but VA has its objections.

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          Is the IG’s report on whistleblower retaliation at GSA anything more than a history lesson?   

The General Services Administration’s inspector general concluded former administrator Denise Turner Roth retaliated against former FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe after he made protected disclosures about potential waste, fraud and abuse.

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          Jitinder Dubey: A deeper look at toxoplasma gondii parasite   

The wrong parasite in your gut can do more harm than you might realize — like cause metal retardation, blindness and death. One of the worst is called toxoplasma gondii and we now know how the parasite gets transmitted. Jitinder Dubey, a microbiologist at the Agriculture Research Service and a finalist in the 2017 Service to America Medals program, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss his research on the topic.

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          Congress so far silent on civilian federal employee 2018 pay raise   

The House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee stayed quiet on federal pay in its 2018 bill. Without action from Congress, federal civilian employees would receive a 1.9 percent raise next fiscal year. The appropriations bill also includes significant spending cuts to key priorities at the General Services Administration and Office of Personnel Management.

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          $700 billion Senate NDAA has fewer troops than House, focuses on cyber war   

The Senate defense authorization bill increases the Army's active duty end strength by 5,000. It also creates a policy for responding to cyber attacks.

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          5 personnel issues affecting military families in the House NDAA   

The House defense authorization bill brought up some important issues for those in the military and their loved ones. Find out what could affect you in the coming year.

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          Paul Messina: Race to develop the first exascale computer   

The more super-computing capacity the world has, the more it seems to need. Now the Energy Department has awarded contracts to six companies as a push to develop the first exascale computer, a machine capable of performing a quintilian calculations per second. Program director Paul Messina joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the ins and outs of the project.

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          251 days later: Where things stand on the AT&T and Time Warner deal   
AT&T’s $49-billion acquisition of DirecTV took a whopping 432 days to win government approval, eventually earning clearance from the Federal Communications Commission with a list of conditions. Now 251 days since the Dallas telecom giant declared its intent to purchase content monster Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) for $85.4 billion, the process could finally be turning toward the point in which the two sides discuss the same type of conditions. Bob Quinn, AT&T’s senior executive vice president…

          India launches new economic era with sales tax reform   

By Rajesh Kumar Singh

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India early on Saturday introduced its biggest tax reform in the 70 years since independence from British colonial rule.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) replaces more than a dozen federal and state levies and unifying a $2 trillion economy and 1.3 billion people into one of the world's biggest common markets.

The measure is expected to make it easier to do business by simplifying the tax structure and ensuring greater compliance, boosting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic credentials before a planned re-election bid in 2019.

At a midnight ceremony in parliament's central hall Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee together launched the new tax by pressing a button.

"With GST, the dream of 'One India, Great India' will come true," Modi said.

For the first midnight ceremony in the central hall in two decades, Modi was joined by his cabinet colleagues, India's central bank chief, a former prime minister and major company executives including Ratan Tata.

The launch, however, was boycotted by several opposition parties including the Congress Party, which first proposed the tax reform before it fell from power three years ago.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh - the architect of India's economic reforms - also gave it a miss.

COMPLEX STRUCTURE

It has taken 14 years for the new sales tax to come into being. But horse trading to get recalcitrant Indian states on board has left Asia's third-largest economy with a complex tax structure.

In contrast to simpler sales taxes in other countries, India's GST has four rates and numerous exemptions.

The official schedule of rates runs to 213 pages and has undergone repeated changes, some taking place as late as on Friday evening.

Many businesses are nervous about how the changes will unfold, with smaller ones saying they will get hit by higher tax rates.

Adding to the complexity, businesses with pan-India operations face filing over 1,000 digital returns a year.

While higher tax rates for services and non-food items are expected to fuel price pressures, compliance is feared to be a major challenge in a country where many entrepreneurs are not computer literate and rely on handwritten ledgers.

"We have jumped into a river but don't know its depth," said A. Subba Rao, an executive director at power firm CLP India.

'ONE TAX, ONE MARKET, ONE NATION'

Poor implementation would deal a blow to an economy that is still recovering from Modi's decision late last year to outlaw 86 percent of the currency in circulation.

In a bid to mitigate the impact on the farm sector, the GST rates for tractors and fertiliser were slashed on Friday to 18 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

HSBC estimates the reform, despite its flaws, could add 0.4 percentage points to economic growth.

An end of tax arbitrage under the GST is estimated to save companies $14 billion in reduced logistics costs and efficiency gains.

As the GST is a value added tax, firms will have an incentive to comply in order to avail credit for taxes already paid. This should widen the tax net, shoring up public finances.

"The old India was economically fragmented," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. "The new India will create one tax, one market for one nation."

(Editing by Sanjeev Miglani and John Stonestreet)


          Analysis: "Bad" foreign firms drive U.S. manufacturing jobs revival   

By Lesley Wroughton and Howard Schneider

SPARTANBURG/CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Years before Donald Trump began promising to bring back good manufacturing jobs by getting tough with U.S. trade partners, such jobs have already been on the rise, largely thanks to foreign companies now cast as villains in Trump's narrative.

Reuters analysis of federal jobs data shows that out of 656,000 new manufacturing jobs created between 2010 and 2014, two thirds can be attributed to foreign direct investment.

More recent jobs numbers are not yet available, but over $700 billion in foreign capital has poured in over the last two years bringing total foreign investment to $3.7 trillion at the end of 2016, a world record. (Graphic: http://tmsnrt.rs/2sWkzTB)

Now foreign companies that have spent billions of dollars on U.S. factories and local leaders who host them worry that global supply networks that back those investments will fray if Trump makes good on his pledge to roll back trade liberalization.

The U.S. president has threatened to tear up North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico and slap higher tariffs on nations that run trade surpluses with the United States, such as Germany or China. The administration is also discussing tighter immigration rules and more security screening of investment.

The tough message helped sway swing northeastern and Midwestern Rust Belt states Trump's way in the 2016 election, but puts him at odds with companies and local leaders in the south, which has driven the recent growth in manufacturing jobs.

The southern states have voted for Trump, but have also spent decades wooing foreign companies with flexible labor laws, financial incentives and investment in ports, roads and other infrastructure.

POSTER CHILD AND WHIPPING BOY

The courtship has spawned new auto plants from Kentucky to Georgia, and a new Airbus plant in Mobile, Alabama.

Few places highlight the gap between Trump's rhetoric and local aspirations better than Spartanburg in South Carolina.

German carmaker BMW has invested here $8 billion in a 1.2 million square foot (11.15 hectares) assembly plant, which has become the largest single exporter of cars by value from the United States.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, a Republican and Trump supporter, credits the German automaker for putting his state on the global investment map.

"The presence of this company changed everything in the trajectory of our state," McMaster said on Monday at an event unveiling BMW's newest X3 sports utility vehicle.

Its Chief Executive Harald Krueger said the carmaker would invest additional $600 million in Spartanburg over the next four years, adding 1,000 jobs to the 9,000-strong workforce, and spend further $200 million on employee training and education.

But the poster child of South Carolina's success also doubles as a whipping boy. In January, BMW's plans to build a plant in Mexico drew Trump's ire and last month the U.S. president was quoted as saying Germany was "very bad" on trade and selling too many cars in the United States.

And even as the company highlights its contribution to the U.S. economy and the benefits of free trade, it is hedging its bets by preparing for a possible protectionist backlash.

Outside of the spotlight, BMW is retooling factories in South Africa and China to build volume models like the X3 SUV, reducing its dependence on Spartanburg.

“We have a big footprint here, and we are flexible enough," Oliver Zipse, BMW's board member responsible for manufacturing, told Reuters. "We will build the X3 not only in Spartanburg, we will split it into South Africa and then to China, so we will have some flexibility to produce cars somewhere else,” he said.

“If something happens at the political level - which we don’t know yet - we are able to have a flexible response.”

The Trump administration has said it welcomes foreign investment and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who spoke at an opening of a new Samsung Electronics <005930.KS> plant in South Carolina, said such projects showed that "America is becoming an even stronger destination for global businesses looking to grow.”

The southern U.S. states owe much of their success to coastal port authorities and cities that have invested heavily to make their channels and docks fit for shipments to and from China and Mexico.

Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina who has often clashed with Trump, said protectionism would undermine those accomplishments and hurt American workers.

DOOMSDAY SCENARIO

"Negotiate a trade agreement with Europe, modernize NAFTA, don't tear it up," Graham told Reuters at the BMW factory. "We're going in the wrong direction. We need more trade agreements, not less."

Graham noted how low-cost competition from China and Mexico destroyed South Carolina's once thriving textile industry and how the state reinvented itself as a manufacturing hub, bringing the likes of BMW or French tire maker Michelin .

The now humming port city of Charleston has a similar story to tell. When a major navy base shut down in the 1990s wiping out 20,000 jobs, local officials worked to bring foreign manufacturers, which now employ around 10,000 in the three counties around the city and more is set to come.

Mercedes-Benz, part of Daimler AG , is adding 1,300 jobs so it can make its Sprinter van here rather than merely assemble it with imported parts, which also means more business for local suppliers.

Up the road, Volvo Car Group, part of Chinese conglomerate Geely, is due to open its first North American plant next year with a target workforce of 2,000.

Local development officials expect more jobs and investment to come, but worry that some steps discussed by the Trump administration could have a chilling effect.

Claire Gibbons, director of global marketing at the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, said the proposed new tariffs, tougher immigration rules and stricter reviews of foreign investment projects would amount to a "doomsday scenario" for the region.

"This is an education opportunity for us all, for the people making the decisions that don't understand the ramifications."

(1 euro = $1.1350)

(Additional reporting by Edward Taylor in Munich. Editing by David Chance and Tomasz Janowski)


          Wetlands at Risk from Federal Rule Change   
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The Trump administration has ordered the repeal of a federal Clean Water Act rule. We asked a legal expert what that might mean for California’s wetlands.

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          Re: Fitzgerald family of Adams Co.,Pa.   
IHi Don,
A little more info for you. John Fitzcharles is on Page 15 of the 1840 Huntington Federal Census: 2 males under 5, 2 males 5 to under 10, 1 male 10 to under 15 1 male 30-under 40 1 female 10 to under 15 and 1 female 30 to under 40.
In the 1830 census on page 5 of the Huntington Federal census 1 male 0 to under 5, 1 male 20 to under 30 1 female under 5 and 1 female 30 to under 40
In the 1820 federal census John Fitzcharles is with his father John Fitzcharles in Tyrone Twp: 1 male 10 to under 15, 1 male 26-44, 3 females 0 to under 10 one female 16-25. Likewise in 1810 in Tyrone Twp 2 males 0 to under 10, 1 male 16-to under 26 and 1 male 26 to under 45 and 1 female 26-to under 45.
Ed
          Re: Fitzgerald family of Adams Co.,Pa.   
Hi Don, I think that your John Fitzgerald in 1860 is John Fitzcharles in the 1850, 1840 and 1830 Huntington Township Federal censuses. A John Fitzcharles died in Heidlersburg, Tyrone Twp in 1830. I believe he is your John's father. There is a John Fitzcharles in the 1820 census for Adams County. In 1830 John Fitzcharles has 2 Children under 5.
In 1850 John Fitzcharles is 46, Mary is 53, Samuel is 14, Cornelius is 11 and Mary is 8.
Let me know what you think.
Ed
          Gasto del consumidor en EEUU sube levemente en mayo (Reuters)   


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - El gasto del consumidor en Estados Unidos aumentó modestamente en mayo y la inflación se enfrió, lo que apunta a una lenta pero sostenida expansión económica que aún podría llevar a la Reserva Federal a volver a subir las tasas de interés antes de fin de año.

El Departamento de Comercio dijo el viernes que el gasto del consumidor, que representa más de dos tercios de la actividad económica de Estados Unidos, se elevó 0,1 por ciento el mes pasado, en línea con lo previsto, y que los precios por fuera de alimentos y energía subieron 1,4 por ciento frente a mayo del 2016.

El crecimiento más lento en el gasto de los consumidores siguió a lecturas sólidas en abril y marzo. La economía todavía parece camino a una expansión más fuerte en el segundo trimestre, tras un avance magro en los primeros tres meses del año.


El índice de precios de gastos personales de consumo (PCE) cayó 0,1 por ciento en mayo frente a abril. Excluyendo alimentos y energía, el indicador subió 0,1 por ciento.

Reporte de Jason Lange; Editado en español por Ana Laura Mitidieri

Fuente: http://lta.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idLTAKBN19L1T6-OUSLB

          Oficializaron la entrega de rutas aéreas a Fly bondi (Página 12)   


Un negocio que ya empieza a carretear

El Gobierno le dio autorización para volar a 85 destinos nacionales e internacionales. La concesión de las rutas está bajo la lupa de la Justicia por los vínculos de la empresa con el vicejefe de Gabinete Mario Quintana.


El Gobierno nacional oficializó hoy la autorización "low cost" Fly Bondi, a explotar 85 rutas aéreas, nacionales e internacionales, por los próximos 15 años. Lo hizo a pesar de que la Justicia investigada posibles irregularidades en la concesión de esas rutas dados los vínculos de esa empresa con el vicejefe de Gabinete Mario Quintana.


La decisión de darle pista al negocio de Fly Bondi quedó plasmada en una resolución publicada esta mañana en el Boletín Oficial. Se trata de la  408-E/2017 del Ministerio de Transporte, que lleva la firma del titular de esa cartera, Guillermo Dietrich.


El otorgamiento de rutas aéreas a las low cost está en la mira de la Justicia. Bajo la lupa están las concesiones hechas a Fly Bondi y también a Avian, que antes no era otra que MacAir, la empresa aérea de los Macri.

Fly Bondi es la quinta empresa "low cost" que habilita el gobierno para operar en el transporte aéreo de carga y de pasajeros, luego de American Jet, Andes, Alas del Sur y Avian. El juez federal Sergio Torres investiga si no fue beneficiada con la entrega de las rutas en forma irregular a partir de sus vínculos con Quintana.

Richard Guy Gluzman, uno de los dueños y fundador de Fly Bondi aparece cruzado en varias sociedades con Quintana, incluso como vicepresidente de Pegasus, la empresa principal del funcionario. Ambos, además, figuran como fundadores de la firma Gustos y Aromas SA en el año 2004. Guy Gluzman, un empresario francés de 63 años, también fue incorporado en la función pública como empleado de Acumar (Autoridad de la Cuenca Matanza Riachuelo), dependiente del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, con el ambicioso cargo de “Coordinador de Mejoras Continuas”.

 La autorización que se le concedió a Fly Bondi es "para explotar servicios regulares internos e internacionales de transporte aéreo de pasajeros, carga y correo con aeronaves de gran porte". Entre las rutas que se le otorgaron se incluyen destinos como Brasil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Perú, Chile y Uruguay, además de las principales ciudades argentinas.

Según se indica entre los considerandos de la resolución, "se considera conveniente que otro operador con bandera argentina ingrese en los referidos mercados teniendo en cuenta que la ampliación de la oferta y el aumento de la competencia conducen al perfeccionamiento de la actividad del transporte aéreo".

Además, con respecto a las rutas internacionales otorgadas, "el ingreso de un nuevo operador argentino contribuirá a proyectar la presencia de nuestro país en rutas prioritariamente explotadas por transportadores extranjeros o en las que un nuevo explotador permitirá diversificar la oferta y con ello captar una mayor proporción del mercado".

La empresa tendrá su base de operaciones en el aeropuerto de El Palomar, aunque esa situación "queda sujeta a las habilitaciones y limitaciones" de ese aeródromo.

Fuente: https://www.pagina12.com.ar/47061-un-negocio-que-ya-empieza-a-carretear

          6/30/2017: Nieuws: Brandveilige gevels voor flatgebouwen   
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          Seismic Blasting Would Deafen Marine Mammals   

Seismic Blasting Would Deafen Marine Mammals

The endangered North Atlantic right whale is just one of the marine animals that seismic testing off the East Coast would harm.

The endangered North Atlantic right whale is just one of the marine animals that seismic testing off the East Coast would harm.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Imagine an underwater blast so loud that it can be heard by marine mammals that are 2,500 miles away. That’s the level of noise generated when companies fire airguns to blast the ocean floor with sound in order to find oil and gas deposits.

Such seismic testing could begin soon off the U.S. East Coast after Trump ordered federal agencies to reconsider the Obama administration’s five-year ban on offshore drilling in the Atlantic. On June 6, the National Marine Fisheries Service proposed five authorizations for companies on the hunt for oil and gas. These companies want to conduct seismic surveys of the Atlantic seabed.

The noise would have serious impacts on marine mammals like whales and dolphins, which rely heavily on sound to communicate, navigate and find prey. Flooding the ocean with noise from seismic surveys could inflict permanent hearing damage on these creatures, leaving them deaf and stranded. At the very least, seismic blasts would disrupt the animals’ behavior hundreds of thousands of times and could drive them away from vital habitats.

By granting these five proposed authorizations, the National Marine Fisheries Service would allow marine mammals to become casualties of oil and gas exploration. But it’s not too late—the service is taking public comments on these proposed authorizations until July 6. Below, you can tell the service to deny these dangerous permits, and protect whales and dolphins from seismic airgun blasting.

Take Action! Send your comment to the National Marine Fisheries Service today, and tell the agency that marine mammals deserve a fighting chance.


The following numbers demonstrate how devastating these seismic surveys would be:

240 decibels

Approximate volume of seismic airgun blasting underwater. For a little perspective, one of the loudest animals, the blue whale, makes calls louder than 180 decibels. When you go up by 10 decibels, it means a sound gets 10 times more intense. So a seismic airgun blast is 1 million times more intense than a blue whale call—powerful enough to deafen one of these massive creatures.


2,500 miles

How far seismic blasts can travel underwater—approximately the distance from New York City to Los Angeles. That means it’s possible for a whale near Florida to hear seismic surveys operating off the coast of South Carolina.


200,000 square miles

Area of the Atlantic Ocean that the proposed seismic airgun surveys would blast. The airguns discharge resounding booms at 12 to 16 second intervals, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for months on end.


350,000

Approximate number of times in one year that whales and dolphins will be harassed by seismic blasting, according to permits drafted by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The service estimates that nearly 2,000 of the exposures will be loud enough to cause permanent hearing loss, which would severely impede the marine mammals’ ability to communicate and find food.


28

Species of marine mammals that the National Marine Fisheries Service would allow companies to harm, if the agency’s proposed authorizations are finalized. Six of these species are endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act, including the North Atlantic Right Whale—a critically endangered species with a population of less than 500.


          Trump Revoked Key Pesticide Protections. We're Fighting Back.   

Trump Revoked Key Pesticide Protections. We're Fighting Back.

The EPA has said that the protections would prevent at least a thousand acute poisonings every year.

The EPA has said that pesticide protections would prevent at least a thousand acute poisonings every year.

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This past January, three brothers—ages 7, 9 and 11—and their 17-year-old sister, died in their home in Amarillo, Texas, because a highly toxic restricted-use pesticide was improperly applied in their home.

And just two years ago, a family on vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands and another family in Florida were poisoned after applicators grossly misused restricted-use pesticides. The vacationing father and his children were paralyzed; in Florida, the family’s 10-year old son suffered significant brain damage.

These kinds of tragedies prompted the federal government to enact long overdue updates to the Certification of Pesticide Applicators Rule, also known as the CPA Rule. Designed to protect lives from restricted-use pesticides—some of the most hazardous chemicals that can only be used by certified professionals—the rule hadn’t been updated since Nixon was in office.

The EPA’s revised protections were supposed to go into effect in March, but Trump's new EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, delayed the CPA Rule from going into effect for at least a year. This month, Earthjustice and Farmworker Justice sued the EPA for this unlawful delay.

By delaying this rule, the Trump administration is putting workers, children and families at risk.

The CPA Rule ensures that children are not allowed to apply restricted-use pesticides and that certified applicators get updated annual trainings. It also requires applicators to have access to essential information about the products they use, so that they can wear appropriate protective gear and know what they’ve been exposed to if accidents happen.

By delaying this rule, the Trump administration is putting workers, children and families at risk. They are allowing poorly trained pesticide applicators to handle the most dangerous chemicals in the fields where we grow our food, where we work and where we live.   

Although urban dwellers sporadically face these dangerous pesticides in businesses, homes and schools; there are roughly one million farmworkers who, together with their families, face pesticide exposures on a daily basis. As a second generation Chicana who comes from a lineage of laborers, farmworkers, and in general, a population whose children are nearly twice as likely to attend schools in close proximity to use of hazardous pesticides, the EPA’s delay of the CPA Rule is unacceptable to me on a deeply personal level.

We know that in some areas, 16-year-old kids are applying restricted-use pesticides because there is no minimum age limit for the roughly one million certified applicators nationwide. Moreover, most of the farmworkers facing the gravest pesticide risks are not just migrants, they are often low-income Spanish and indigenous language speakers who need these protections the most.

The EPA estimates that as many as 20,000 farmworkers are poisoned by pesticides every year, yet the agency is still delaying action.

The EPA estimates that as many as 20,000 farmworkers are poisoned by pesticides every year, yet the agency is still delaying action. For perspective, this is like saying that we know every inhabitant in a U.S. town will suffer severe pesticide poisoning each year, but we simply prefer not to take action.

The EPA itself said that the now-delayed rule, which was developed after years of reviews, would prevent at least a thousand acute poisonings every year. While this isn’t enough to get to where we need to be, in a society that values all lives alike, this is a much-needed start. None of us should be OK with delaying life-saving rules.

The federal government may be eager to bow to industry barons who care more about profit than life, but we the people have to defend our families and the most vulnerable populations. So while it’s clear that we can’t count on the Trump administration to do the right thing, we can use the power of the law to force them into action.

In fact, that’s exactly what we’re doing.


          Customer Service Representative/Call Center - Conduent - Cary, NC   
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          Ranked Choice Voting Remains the Law of the Land in Maine   

A bill to repeal Maine’s first-in-the-nation adoption of ranked choice voting for all state races died in the state’s legislature on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017. This means that ranked choice voting, which voters adopted via a ballot question in November of 2016, will remain the law of the land  as the state’s 2018 elections for state and federal offices approach. Maine voters passed ranked choice voting by a margin of 52% to 48% in November with nearly 400,000 voters approving, making the referendum victory the second largest in the history of Maine. 

In May, the Maine Supreme Court issued a non-binding advisory opinion that the law passed by voters did not comply with the state’s constitution when applied to some state offices. The opinion is merely advice to the state senate; it is not binding on any court, and the Maine Supreme Court may come out differently after a lawsuit with all of its associated briefings. The opinion also only applied to state general elections. Ranked choice voting is without question constitutional for state primaries and all federal elections. Members of the Maine legislature tried to use the ruling by the Supreme Court as an excuse to repeal ranked choice voting in its entirety and overturn the will of voters, but those efforts failed this week.

“Supporters of election reform across Maine will remain vigilant over the coming weeks, months, and years to defend Maine’s voter-approved Ranked Choice Voting law,” said Kyle Bailey, campaign manager for the Committee for Ranked Choice Voting. Dick Woodbury, chair of the Committee, added that “It’s time to move forward with implementation.”

The failed repeal effort is a win for voters in Maine, who spoke loud and clear on Election Day in November to adopt ranked choice voting as a means to strengthen their democracy. Those same voters had their voices heard in the months leading up to the legislature’s repeal effort, and their tireless efforts to preserve a stronger voice and greater choice in Maine elections paid off. With Maine’s 2018 elections on the horizon, FairVote looks forward to being a resource as the state moves forward with implementation and prepares voters for a new, better way to vote.

 


          The Fair Representation Act has been introduced to Congress   

I’m sponsoring the Fair Representation Act because Congress is broken. It is hyper-partisan. It is far too polarized. The FRA creates a structure where members of Congress are incentivized to work together. This is the right thing to do to give voters the strong voice that they deserve in our elections.

--Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08)

On June 26, 2017, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced H.R. 3057: The Fair Representation Act. He was joined by co-sponsors Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Ro Khanna (D-CA). This is a historic moment. The Fair Representation Act is the most comprehensive approach to reforming congressional elections in United States history. It would truly realize the vision of the House of Representatives as “The People’s House.”

The Fair Representation Act

FairVote has called for expanding the use of multi-winner ranked choice voting in United States elections since its founding 25 years ago. Ranked choice voting can replace the broken, zero-sum, winner-take-all system - in which the biggest group of voters in a district are the only ones earning representation - with fair representation for all. In this era of fierce partisan divisions, nowhere needs this change more than the House of Representatives.

RCV-ballot-09.pngUnder the Fair Representation Act, every state would use ranked choice voting to elect its Representatives. Voters would be free to rank their choices without fear of “spoilers.” Instead of only one candidate winning with the most votes, several candidates would win based on how many votes they earn. For example, in a state like Oklahoma or Connecticut that elects 5 winners, 17% of voters can elect 1 of the 5 winners; 34% of voters can elect 2 of the 5 winners; and so on. A majority of voters can always elect a majority of seats, and everyone earns their fair share.

States that elect up to 5 winners will not need any districts at all. Larger states will use districts, but the districts will elect 3, 4, or 5 winners each. That means that a state like Massachusetts that elects 9 Representatives will divide into equal thirds, with each of the three districts electing 3 winners with ranked choice voting. To adopt a district map, these states will form independent redistricting commissions composed of ordinary state citizens (not politicians or lobbyists) who will operate transparently and hold hearings around the state to find the district map that makes the most sense for their state.

The use of ranked choice voting in multi-winner elections will transform the House of Representatives. The current system only allows the biggest group of voters in each district to win representation, all other voices are silenced. As a result, there are millions of voters who prefer Democrats stuck in safe Republican districts and millions of voters who prefer Republicans stuck in safe Democratic districts, women and people of color are under-represented, and everyone has too few choices. The Fair Representation Act can elevate those voices, giving them more power to elect candidates they support and who will go to Congress to work for them.

A Historic Moment

Under the Constitution, Congress has the responsibility to act when our federal elections are not working. It has acted on that responsibility many times in the past, passing laws changing how we elect Congress in 1842 (requiring single-winner districts), 1872 (equal populations per representative), 1901 (requiring that districts be “compact”), 1929 (repealing the requirement to use districts), and 1967 (re-imposing the requirement to use districts). It has been 50 years since Congress has acted in this arena, even as the current system fails to deliver on the promise of a representative House.

Representative Beyer has shown tremendous leadership in holding Congress to its constitutional responsibilities. The attention it attracted from the public demonstrates the hunger that voters have for a more empowering system. FairVote livestreamed Rep. Beyer’s press conference, which was viewed over 44,000 times and ultimately reached over 554,000 people.

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The day after the bill’s introduction, Rep. Beyer published an opinion piece in the Washington Post explaining why he introduced the Act. It begins “Democracy is in crisis. Even as the country is deeply divided along class and ideological lines, it seems to be unified in its frustration with our current brand of politics.” Other voices have also weighed in on the need for the Fair Representation Act, including:

As more media coverage happens in the coming days and weeks, we'll add it to the list on our website.

You Can Help the Fair Representation Act Gain Momentum

Now that the vehicle for transforming elections to the U.S. House of Representatives is a bill in Congress, you can help to move the conversation forward. Contact your Representative today to ask them to support the Fair Representation Act. You can find your Representative here, and email them a letter supporting the Fair Representation Act. A sample letter is provided here. You also could consider calling your Member, which increases their likelihood of responding. Better still would be to form a group to have a meeting with your Member and their district office staff. 

Finally, we want to keep adding names to our petition in support of the Act. We currently have over 1500 signatures. Please consider sharing the petition online and drawing people’s attention to our new video and our public resources, at FairRepresentation.com


          Dollar falls but bond yields up    
The euro rose yesterday alongside sterling and bond yields as a slew of hawkish comments from central banks signalled the era of ultra-loose monetary policy is ready to sunset across the Atlantic. The dollar index touched its lowest since October as investors shifted to the view that the US Federal Reserve might not be the only game in town when it comes to higher interest rates. With the Fed green-lighting dividends and buybacks in major banks as part of another round of stress tests, financial stocks rose but not enough to offset declines in technology and interest-rate sensitive sectors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 141.81 points, or 0.66 per cent, to 21,312.8, the S&P 500 lost 19.3 points, or 0.79 per cent, to 2,421.39 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 92.96 points, or 1.49 per cent, to 6,141.46. European shares failed to hold onto early gains. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index lost 1.36 per cent and MSCI’s gauge of stocks across the globe shed 0.52 per cent. Emerging market stocks lost 0.08 per cent. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan closed 0.59 per cent higher, while the Nikkei rose 0.45 per cent. As euro zone bond yields rallied, the...
          Comment on Celgard: Important Challenge to the Federal Circuit’s Pervasive No-Opinion Judgments by Ned Heller   
Guest, you are right that it ties in to the fundamental issue of whether the PTO has jurisdiction to reexamine the validity of an issued patent. But, one of the bases for the decision of the Supreme Court in McCormick Harvesting that the government could not cancel the claims in an issued patent was because the government did not even have standing in a court of law to seek cancellation for invalidity -- referring to cases involving land patents and not, for some reason, to US v. American Bell that it decided earlier in that same year. (And this is a puzzle.) Chicken and the egg.
          'It would violate that fair go principle': Treasurer dismisses GST proposal   

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan's call for GST revenue to be shared on an equal per capita basis violates the "fair go" principle, federal Treasurer Scott Morrison says.


          CN MB: Editorial: Provinces Can't 'Just Say No' To Legalized Pot   
Winnipeg Free Press, 22 Jun 2017 - SOME Manitobans might not like it, but at least this province now knows where it stands with its request for an extension of the date when marijuana will be legalized. There will be no extension. Ready or not, Manitobans - like all Canadians - can legally light up on July 1, 2018. Finance Minister Cameron Friesen spoke out this week after returning from a two-day summit of his provincial and federal colleagues, frustrated that his request for a deadline extension was denied by federal finance minister Bill Morneau.
          New central bank harmony has markets changing their tune   
Stock and bonds had been trading higher on the premise that the total pot of global liquidity was still swelling despite rising Federal Reserve rates
          Re: This New NRA Ad Is Not At All Unhinged and Is So Totally Not an Incitement to Violence   
Right-wingers have shot up churches, mosques, synagogues and pizza joints. They've bombed federal buildings and abortion clinics. They've murdered people of color, killed abortion doctors and pointed assault rifles at federal agents.

And Liberals are the violent ones?
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          Sydney college found guilty of scamming students   

A private college in Sydney breached consumer law when it signed up thousands of students to loans without them knowing, a Federal Court rules.


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          Shareholders revive class-action kickbacks suit against Cardiovascular Systems   

Shareholders revived a purported class-action kickbacks lawsuit against Cardiovascular Systems (NSDQ:CSII) that was dismissed without prejudice earlier this year, citing in the new complaint a $25 million judgment against the company in a related case. St. Paul, Minn.-based CSI paid $8 million to settle a federal False Claims Act suit in July 2016 that accused it of […]

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          Indigenous representative body must be 'frank and fearless'   

As the Referendum Council prepares to deliver its major report today, the Law Council of Australia says any new Indigenous body giving advice to Federal Parliament must be set up to be "frank and fearless".


          Prosecutors: Execs of sham Philadelphia-based investment firm stole $1.5M   
Two financial investment advisers are facing federal charges for allegedly scheming others out of at least $1.5 million that was spent on hotels, restaurants, jewelry stores and other personal purchases. On Friday, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced the fraud charges filed against 42-year-old Carl Frederic Sealey and 44-year-old Eric Enge, who courted private investors through their businesses, Global Standard Industries and SEK Industries. Both Sealey…

          Operator of Illegal Bitcoin Exchange Coin.mx Sentenced to Prison   
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Anthony Murgio, 33, of Tampa, Florida, has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for running a Bitcoin exchange connected to hackers. The exchange was used to launder more than $10 million worth of funds, authorities reported.

Both Murgio and Yuri Lebedev, 39, of St. John’s, Florida, operated Coin.mx through a fraudulent company called “Collectables Club.” According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the illegal Bitcoin exchange used the firm’s misleading name to open financial accounts at banks pretending to be a “members-only association of individuals who discussed, bought, and sold collectible items and memorabilia.” Murgio and Lebedev, along with other co-conspirators, violated bank and credit card company rules and regulations by “deliberately misidentifying and miscoding Coin.mx customers’ credit and debit card transactions.”

“Lies conceived and deployed by Murgio permeated every aspect of Coin.mx’s operation, including its use of front companies, like Collectables Club and Currency Enthusiasts, to try to conceal the illicit nature of the operation,” the Department of Justice stated in its sentencing submission.

On January 9, Murgio pled guilty to three counts regarding operating Coin.mx, which processed over $10 million worth of illegal Bitcoin transactions. Murgio ran the Bitcoin exchange between October 2013 and July 2015 for Gery Shalon, 33, an Israeli citizen who was responsible for hacking at least nine companies, including JPMorgan Chase, E-Trade Financial Corporation and Dow Jones. Coin.mx sold bitcoins that came from illegal online transactions, such as victim payments to ransomware attackers who sought to launder the cryptocurrencies clean.

“I screwed up badly and made serious mistakes and misjudgments,” Murgio said, showing remorse, to U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan at his sentencing.

Shalon, along with Ziv Orenstein, 42, compromised data on approximately 76 million household customers and 7 million businesses by hacking the nine companies. U.S. officials described their operation as a “diversified criminal conglomerate” responsible for the largest theft of valuable information from a U.S. bank. The compromised data included the names of customers, along with email addresses and phone numbers. Authorities collected evidence stating that Murgio exchanged cash for the bitcoins of Shalon’s criminal gang. Israeli police arrested Shalon and Orenstein in July 2015, and they were extradited to the United States in June 2016. Both are facing serious charges, including aggravated identity theft, wire fraud and money laundering.

“Mr. Murgio led an effort based on ambition and greed,” and constructed on a “pyramid of lies,” Judge Nathan said during the sentencing hearing at the Manhattan federal court.

On March 17, a Manhattan jury found Lebedev and his co-conspirator Trevon Gross, 52, of New Jersey, guilty of charges connected to a bribery scheme in an attempt to hide the illegal activities of Coin.mx from financial institutes and regulators. Both of the defendants are facing a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. Judge Nathan scheduled the sentencing hearing of Lebedev and Gross for July 20, 2017.

Murgio’s father, Michael Murgio, 66, was also involved in the Coin.mx case. In October, the father plead guilty to “making a false statement to the National Credit Union Administration on behalf of his son.” By making a plea deal, Michael Murgio managed to avoid additional charges in the case, including “conspiracy to make corrupt payments with intent to influence an officer of a financial institution and making corrupt payments.” Judge Nathan sentenced the elder Murgio to one year of probation along with a $12,000 fine.

The FBI arrested both Lebedev and Murgio on July 23, 2015, for “running an unlicensed bitcoin exchange with the goal of helping individuals launder money.”

Despite the prosecution’s request for 10 to 12 years and seven months behind bars, the Manhattan federal court sentenced Murgio to five and a half years in prison. According to Reuters, Judge Nathan considered Murgio’s “generosity to friends and support to his family” and imposed a prison sentence half as long as the prosecutor recommended.

Judge Nathan has scheduled a hearing on September 1 to decide on the amount of fines, forfeiture and restitution Murgio has to pay to the state. The operator of the illegal Bitcoin exchange remains free on bail.

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          TS253: Beyonce, Back to School, Judge Robin Camp, Guest Joan Ford   
This week Bryan shares his hatred of the word chocolatier, while Erin tells us about her time buying exclusive perfume at Le Labo! Rich, rich, rich, anybody rich? It’s back to school and many states are suing the Federal Government because they're refusing transgender children the simple right to use the bathroom they identify with, and dishonorable judge Robin Camp felt the need to shame and intimidate a rape victim, as if they have not gone through enough! Also, guest Joan Ford is here to discuss coming out to family, female superheroes and her new book “Killing It: The Action Girl's Guide to Saving the World (While Looking Hot.")
          Townsquare Sunday: PACE   
With Federal budget cuts on the table, New Bedford's anti-poverty agency, PACE is facing some difficult times ahead. WBSM's Jim Phillips speaks with Pace Director Bruce Morrell on Townsquare Sunday.
          TS191:Adoption, Catalina, Revenge Porn & Mike Huckabee's Homo Riots   
Did you see Bryan in "A Deadly Adoption"? If not you better, cause it DOES matter, Monica. This week lend your ears to what's new and exciting in the world of revenge porn and protecting women against dickhead ex boyfriends and hear ye all about Mike Huckabee's call for riots if gays get to get hitched federally. Let the haters begin! 
          Science.gov mobile app among 10 best according to GCN   
[ Editor’s Note: This post first appeared in the Deep Web Technologies Blog. ] Government Computer News (GCN) recently reviewed mobile apps developed by the federal government. Science.gov Mobile was among the top 10 listed. GCN gave the Science.gov Mobile app (which runs on the Android and on the Mobile Web) scores of 7 for […]
          Plane crash lands in flames on California freeway and clips pickup truck, 2 hurt   
A small twin-engine plane dropped out of the sky and exploded in flames on a busy freeway near a Southern California airport on Friday morning, injuring the two people aboard but clipping only one passing vehicle, a fire official said.

The Cessna 310 aircraft crashed on Interstate 405, just short of a runway at John Wayne Airport in Costa Mesa around 9.30am, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The pilot declared an emergency shortly after taking off from the airport and was trying to return when the crash occurred, Gregor said.

The two people who were aboard the plane, a man and a woman in their 50s and 60, were alive when they were pulled from the fiery wreckage and were taken to a hospital with traumatic injuries, Orange County Fire Captain Larry Kurtz said.
          Chicago police, feds team up on new effort to curb violence   
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors launched an initiative Friday aimed at stemming the flow of illegal firearms in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant gun violence that President Donald Trump says is at &quot;epidemic proportions.&quot;...
          California politicians' gun control moves hit by 2 setbacks   
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California politicians&apos; attempts to strengthen some of the nation&apos;s strictest gun laws suffered two setbacks this week - the latest when a federal judge blocked a law set to take effect Saturday barring gun owners from possessing ammunition magazines holding more than 10 bullets....
          PRF apreende drogas escondida em caminhão com carga de tijolos   
Homens da PRF (Polícia Rodiviária Federal) realizavam abordagens de rotina na BR 163, na proximidades do km 260, quando deram ordem de parada ao veículo IVECO, placas aparentes OPY-6228, porem este não obedeceu a ordem, mesmo diante dos claros sinais sonoros e visuais do intermitente da viatura, empreendendo fuga, sendo alcançado cerca de 500 metros […]
          The New York Times Finally Retracts Russia-Gate Canard   

On Thursday, the Times – while leaving most of Haberman’s ridicule of Trump in place – noted in a correction that the relevant intelligence “assessment was made by four intelligence agencies — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency. The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community.” Continue reading

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A Força Nacional vai apoiar a Polícia Federal (PF) nas ações de fiscalização, prevenção, combate ao contrabando e ao tráfico de drogas e armas, na região fronteiriça do Paraná. Portaria do Ministério da Justiça está publicada no Diário Oficial da União desta quinta-feira (29). De acordo com o documento, a presença da Força Nacional será […]
          Polícia Federal em Foz do Iguaçu/PR apreende 160 KG de “maconha” e prende quatro pessoas em flagrante.   
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          Can Trump Succeed Where Reagan Failed?   
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People with family members who were killed by undocumented immigrants meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on June 29, 2017.

On Thursday, the House passed the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which proposes to withhold federal funding from localities that refuse to cooperate with Trump administration immigration measures aimed at criminal noncitizens and other undocumented people. The bill would also allow individuals and close family members of individuals who are victims of felonies committed by undocumented immigrants who have been released from local or state custody against the advice of federal authorities to file suit against states.

The day before, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the new president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, called on Congress to work on bipartisan immigration and criminal justice law reforms, adding that cities could use more federal assistance to fight terrorism and crime, and provide mental illness, substance abuse, and reentry programs.

Landrieu said in a letter to House members that local leaders do not want their law enforcement officers involved in federal immigration detention activities, nor do they want to be put in legal jeopardy for possible violations of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibitions against unreasonable searches and seizures. (A related bill known as Kate’s Law would establish new mandatory minimum prison terms for deported criminals who return to the United States.)

The sanctuary cities battle, like so many of Trump’s hastily conceived and poorly executed policies, appears headed for another showdown, either when the bills arrive in the Senate, or, in the unlikely event that the upper chamber drums up the 60 votes needed to approve them, almost certainly in the courts.

While the Trumpian turmoil is new, past presidents’ attempts to compel localities to comply with federal policies have met with mixed success. A new report, “Reagan vs. Cities: The 20th Century Battle Over South African Apartheid & Lessons for the Trump Era,” from Jobs to Move America and the Center for Media and Democracy, details the 40th president’s efforts to stamp out the U.S. anti-apartheid movement by several means, including denying federal funds to cities and states that took actions against companies that did business in South Africa.

The report explores the mixed outcomes for two cities that sought to stand their ground against this federal overreach. In 1984, the U.S. Department of Transportation, with the backing of the Justice Department, threatened New York City with the loss of transportation dollars unless the city revoked a local ordinance preventing city officials from contracting with businesses that operated in South Africa or used materials from the country. Although Mayor Ed Koch complained all the way up to President Ronald Reagan, the feisty New Yorker finally backed down, declined to take the matter to the courts, and finally reworked the measure to satisfy federal officials and preserve the city’s federal funding.

Two years later, Baltimore, which had crafted a local ordinance requiring city pension funds to divest $1.1 billion from entities that did business with South Africa, also came under fire. The trustees of the pensions funds and the funds’ beneficiaries (who feared significant financial losses in the short timeframe the funds had to comply with the divestment ordinance) joined forces to take the city to court.

The State Department and the National Security Council submitted briefs supporting the trustees and beneficiaries. But Baltimore ultimately prevailed in the state courts, and the Supreme Court decided not to hear the case. By 1991, nearly 100 cities in 28 states had taken a variety of actions against companies doing business in South Africa.

Although an early attempt by Trump to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities was roundly criticized as unconstitutional (the president aimed to usurp powers granted to Congress) and ultimately blocked by a federal judge, Republicans in Congress have stepped up to take their turn at the issue. Federal courts likely will have the final word on whether the federal government can compel states to assist in immigration enforcement activities or whether such provisions infringe on state powers.

Congress can indeed attach conditions to funding, especially if the funding is related to a specific purpose like law enforcement. Since the Supreme Court has indicated its willingness to consider wider immigration questions like those posed by the administration’s travel ban, it is unlikely that the high court would decline to weigh in, as it did in the Baltimore pension funds question.

Like the anti-apartheid activists, sanctuary cities supporters may find that public response to the crisis may compel different responses from Washington. Grassroots efforts to protect undocumented people have sprouted up all over the country; nearly 650 of the country’s more than 3,000 counties have placed limitations on local law enforcement assistance to federal immigration detention efforts.

But the support for such measures is far from solid in the country at large. Lawmakers in more than 30 states have introduced bills to curb cities’ abilities to weigh in on immigration enforcement. A new Gallup poll shows that Americans’ interests in decreasing the numbers of immigrants admitted to the country have not shifted dramatically.

The “Reagan vs. Cities” report also notes that in addition to cutting off federal funds and other measures, Trump’s tactics include “a public relations strategy aimed at vilifying opponents.” The court of public opinion, however, isn’t always malleable. Reagan may have been the “great communicator,” but he was mostly unable to compel cities and states to abandon divestment and other economic strategies aimed at crippling South African apartheid. Trump, if anything, is more of a great alienator than communicator, who will ultimately run up against the numerical impossibility of deporting millions of undocumented people.


          Bridging the Mind-Body Gap in Health Care   
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After the birth of her youngest son nearly 20 years ago, Elay Nantz of Colorado developed carpal tunnel syndrome in her right hand, sank into post-partum depression, and attempted suicide. After a three-month stay at a Colorado psychiatric hospital, she endured a carousel of specialists who only wanted to know “What do you want?” or “What do you need?” and then wrote countless prescriptions. If she stood her ground and said the pills weren’t working, they would refer her to another doctor. Two of her four psychiatrists even fell asleep during her counseling sessions. Eventually, she stopped seeking treatment.

Nantz has struggled with depression for most of her life and has bounced in and out of doctors’ offices. She felt that the mental health system just saw her as a wallet to rifle through. “None of them gave a crap about me,” she says.

After she had surgery on her hand in 2009 and began physical therapy, her health improved. But after Nantz got divorced in 2010, she lost her private insurance and went on Medicaid—which her physical therapist did not accept. Her hand grew weak and shook so much that she could not hold a fork. It would tumble to the ground and stay there until one of her three children picked it up. A bad day would lead to deeper depression. She felt worthless.

The combination of depression and carpal tunnel meant she could not work and provide for her children. Her thoughts turned to suicide again: “I felt like the only exit I could see was me dying—my head was a mess—like I was in a cave and I couldn’t get out,” she told The American Prospect. “I was getting ready to kill myself.”

Nantz believed that the health-care system simply viewed her as a depressed woman with shaky hands rather than a 45-year-old mother of three who wanted to work and care for her family. But after running out of other options, she decided to try counseling one more time. In 2015, she met Dr. Yaira Oquendo-Figueroa, a staff psychologist at a Salud Family Health Center in Denver.  

Oquendo-Figueroa took an “integrated care” approach to Nantz’s problems that focused on breaking through the institutional barriers that separate mental and physical health care.  In integrated care settings, behavioral health specialists work together with primary-care doctors to treat individual patients. An ongoing relationship between physicians and a patient is the basis of primary care, and it provides a pathway for coordinating mental health treatment.

Oquendo-Figueroa listened carefully to Nantz’s problems and helped her develop the mental “tools” to steer her thoughts in a positive direction. She also connected her with an acupuncturist to treat her carpal tunnel. “She changed my life and the perception of everything,” Nantz says of Oquendo-Figueroa. “I think she’s a magician.”

Mental and physical care have long occupied distinct silos in the American health-care system. However, if Congress has its way, the treatment gulf between these two areas could become even wider, particularly for poor and low-income people who rely Medicaid, the largest health insurer in the United States.

Medical professionals like Oquendo-Figueroa have redoubled their efforts to offer a program of treatment that addresses psychological issues and physical ailments in tandem—which can go a long way to helping patients like Nantz. “You can’t separate the head from the body,” the doctor says.

Primary-care physicians see the majority of patients with mental health problems in the United States, but they are not trained to provide specialized treatment for mental illnesses. According to Benjamin Miller, a University of Colorado’s School of Medicine psychologist who specializes in linking mental and physical care, fewer than 4 percent of primary-care physicians accurately screen for depression. There has been little change in the percentage of adults who use mental health services, or who report an unmet need for mental health services. Two-thirds of doctors say that they can’t get their patients access to outpatient mental treatment because of a shortage of workers, lack of coverage, or inadequate coverage.

Meanwhile, suicide rates in America have risen by nearly 25 percent over the past 15 years and, of the 20 percent of Americans who suffer from mental illness, only about one-fifth get treatment. “The U.S. health-care system [has] two cultures of care that isolate the mind from the body, and mental health has fallen victim to that,” says Miller.

In the 1970s, Salud Family Health Center opened in northeast Colorado to serve patients who were historically underserved or completely uninsured, like the state’s migrant farm workers. In 2013, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recognized Salud as a “patient-centered medical home,” a health-care delivery model that promotes strategies like integrated care. This model upends the traditional health-care system by providing mental health care in primary-care settings, where it is most accessible.

For many people, primary-care clinics and doctors’ offices are a safe haven. “People want an [ongoing] relationship with someone, they want to feel connected [and] to know you’re they’re for them,” Miller says. He believes that nurturing these relationships provides patients with an avenue to discuss and manage mental health issues before they become serious.

The Colorado health center includes a mobile legal team that advocates for patients, especially undocumented immigrants or Medicaid recipients who live paycheck to paycheck. The center also sends behavioral health professionals around the clinic to meet patients in other departments. “Let’s say that a patient is coming for a dental cleaning, and the hygienist concludes that the patient may be anxious or depressed,” says Oquendo-Figueroa. “I go there and do a consult right there in the dental area.”

While that practice may seem invasive to people who have health-care plans that cover behavioral therapy, a dental clinic might be the only time that some Medicaid or Medicare recipients can talk to a mental health professional.

Washington State’s Mental Health Integration Project features telepsychiatry to help treat low-income patients on Medicaid and Medicare. Encouraging patients to stay in touch with care managers and consulting psychiatrists over the phone allows those health centers to reach more people, and not just during regular visits.

Anne Shields, the associate director of the University of Washington’s Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions program sees e-medicine as one possible solution to a shrinking, aging workforce of psychiatrists, especially in rural areas of the country where there were never many specialists to begin with. From 1995 to 2014, while the total number of physicians in the United States grew by 45 percent, the number of psychiatrists only increased by 12 percent. In 2010, 59 percent of psychiatrists in the United States were 54 years old or older. “Primary-care settings are very diverse, small practices,” Shields says. “Rural health centers have no more than three people working and they’re not going to be able to hire a behavioral health-care manager.”

While health-care staffing often determines the number and types of services a hospital provides, integrated care relies on coordination between doctors to identify the specific treatments that will work for an individual patient. Using this approach, a small rural health center can strive to provide the same high-quality integrated care that an urban hospital system does.

Yet despite the health benefits that integrated care provides, the American health-care system continues to rely on traditional strategies. Treating mental and physical conditions separately has not only prevented vulnerable populations from accessing treatment, but it has also driven up those costs. Miller has calculated that, on average, physical conditions cost twice as much per person per month to treat when there is a mental illness present as well.

Moreover, mental health crises often play out in emergency rooms, which are the least efficient and most expensive care locations. Integrated care has reduced the patients’ reliance on emergency room treatment by focusing on preventative services, and targeting mild or moderate symptoms before they become severe.

The Cherokee Health System in Tennessee found that integrated care patients used emergency services 68 percent less than the regional average; specialty care 42 percent less; and hospital care 37 percent less. These savings amounted to a 22 percent discrepancy between CHS’s total cost and the regional average.

Most health-care networks prioritize people with serious mental illnesses over patients with mild or moderate symptoms, which prevents people from getting the help they need earlier. “The bulk of mental health services are in the public system, but people can’t get those services until they have had many crises,” says Debbie Plotnick, a vice president of Mental Health America, one the nation’s leading mental health advocacy groups.

Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress could tear wide open the existing gap between having insurance that covers mental health treatment and having access to that treatment with their plans to undo the Affordable Care Act. The ACA repeal proposals fail the two-step process Miller of the University of Colorado uses to evaluate potential reforms: “Does this continue to further fragment our experience with health?” he says. “And does this limit my patient’s ability to get access to mental health treatment where they want it?”

Moreover, transforming Medicaid into a block grant program means that mental health programs would take a significant hit as state officials search for savings to offset the federal cuts. Miller believes that integrated care programs would be the first to go, forcing medical professionals to make difficult decisions about whether they can marshal the resources to help people like Nantz. Repealing the ACA would simply take programs designed to bridge the gap between mental and physical illnesses backward—states, Miller says, “can’t take a chance on this right now.” 


          Voting Fights in the States   
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Oregon Governor Kate Brown, at podium, celebrates Oregon's first year of an automatic voter registration program with a news conference, where she said that in the November election, over 97,000 ballots were cast by new voters registered by the so-called motor voter program. Hazelnuts contained in the bags in the foreground represent the 270,000 Oregonians who were registered to vote by the program. 

The national battle over voting rights and “voter fraud” will play out in Washington over the next months in relation to the Kobach-Pence commission and the resistance to it. But in the meantime, issues have been joined this spring in state legislative sessions around the country. And the resulting scorecard may surprise you.

Back in November, when the dust settled after the election, the numbers on partisan control of legislatures seemed stark and frightening for advocates of voting rights and election reform. Republicans controlled both chambers in 31 states, and had the full “trifecta,” including the governor, in 24. In sharp contrast, Democrats controlled both houses in only 13 states, and had trifectas in a mere six. Looking at these numbers, at the post-Shelby decision absence of Voting Rights Act preclearance protections, and at the radically changed posture of the Justice Department, many feared an onslaught of voter-suppression legislation that would create an even more diminished electorate for the elections of 2018.

Well, it’s now the end of June, and while some legislatures are still in session, the great majority have finished their business for the year. Several states have indeed passed bad bills. But, overall, the results are significantly better, both in staving off voter-suppression efforts and in expanding voting rights and voting access, than one might have expected as the sessions began.

First, A Few Real Successes

Perhaps the most remarkable outcome this year is in Illinois, which has a Democratic legislature and a conservative Republican governor, Bruce Rauner. Last year, the legislature passed an automatic voter registration (AVR) bill with bipartisan support, but Rauner vetoed it. 

Under automatic voter registration, people who go to the DMV, and potentially other agencies as well, are automatically put on the voter roll, unless they opt out. In Oregon, which was the first adopter, AVR has added several hundred thousand voters to the rolls.

In Illinois, an AVR bill was reintroduced this year and, remarkably, passed both chambers with unanimous votes. While Rauner has 60 days to sign the bill, all indications are that he will, joining Illinois with eight other states and the District of Columbia where AVR is being implemented, and showing that maybe, at least in Illinois, encouraging people to register and vote doesn’t seem like a partisan trick.

The victory was also the work of a broad and determined coalition of voting-rights and election-reform advocacy groups, under the rubric of Just Democracy. Brian Gladstein, Executive Director of Common Cause Illinois and one of the leaders of the coalition said:

This bill will bring over one million eligible voters into the electoral process in Illinois. During a time of heightened partisanship in Springfield and across the nation, we have demonstrated that breaking down barriers to the ballot box can be achieved and supported by both Democrats and Republicans.

AVR still has a good chance to pass in other states. In Rhode Island, an AVR bill passed the House unanimously and a positive vote in the Senate is expected shortly. Governor Gina Raimondo has said she will sign it if it comes to her desk. In Massachusetts, where the legislative session goes on all year, an AVR bill with 102 legislative sponsors has been heard in committee (23 speakers in favor and none against), and could be before the full legislature in the fall.

In some other states, AVR made headway but was eventually blocked. These include Maine, New Mexico, and Nevada. In Nevada’s case, the bill passed both houses, but was vetoed by Republican Governor Brian Sandoval. A ballot initiative on AVR now goes to the voters, who will have the chance to approve it in the November 2018 general election.

In addition to automatic voter registration, other real gains were made. Utah expanded opportunities for early voting and absentee voting. New Jersey improved its processes for military voters and Indiana improved its registration process at the motor vehicle department.

Another issue where progress was made, though halting and slow, is restoration of the right to vote for citizens with felony convictions. Forty-nine bills were introduced in 16 states to restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated people who have served their sentences. A real victory occurred in Wyoming, which enacted a bill providing that people who completed their sentence after January 1, 2010, do not need to submit an application for restoration of voting rights and will automatically be issued a certificate of restoration.

In Florida, where 1.7 million citizens can’t vote due to the state’s lifetime ban on voting by people with felony convictions (1.5 million have fully completed their sentences), the broad and bipartisan Florida Rights Restoration Coalition has made major strides. The Florida Supreme Court has approved language for a proposed ballot initiative to restore voting rights to ex-felons; now the job is collecting 700,000 signatures on the petition in order to be on the ballot in November 2018.

In Minnesota, the Restore the Vote Coalition got a bill to more effectively restore voting rights through one house of the legislature. And in Nebraska, the state’s conservative unicameral legislature passed a bill to restore voting rights to citizens upon release from incarceration by a 27-13 margin, but the bill was vetoed by Governor Pete Ricketts. (Nebraska voting-rights advocates also derailed a proposed constitutional amendment requiring voter ID.)

Now for the Bad News

To be clear, and clear-eyed, the move to make voting more difficult and restricted continues, and several states enacted laws designed to limit the vote in one way or another. The forces bent on restricting the vote have won significant victories over the last several years, though many of the laws have been successfully challenged in court. In fact, of the worst voter-restriction bills that passed this year, a majority were actually efforts to re-pass laws struck down in court, altered in order to make them more judicially acceptable.

·      Iowa enacted a law, championed by Secretary of State Paul Pate, which includes restrictions on voter-registration drives; hindrances to Election Day, early, and absentee voting; strict voter-ID requirements; and—most troublesome—the right to purge voter rolls of “non-citizen” names without any clarity on who and how such decisions to purge are made. This could lead to significant numbers of eligible voters being disenfranchised.

·      New Hampshire passed a bill restricting registration for students and low-income voters by requiring proof of residency for those who register 30 days before the election, with investigation and criminal penalties for failure to comply. (A component to eliminate same-day registration was dropped from the bill.)

·      In Arkansas, a voter-ID law, modified after courts struck down an earlier, similar law, was passed and signed. The law reinstates the requirement that a voter must provide one of a narrow choice of IDs at the polls. In addition, the legislature put a constitutional amendment requiring voter ID on the 2018 ballot.

·      In North Dakota, the only state that doesn’t require voter registration at all, the governor signed strict voter-ID requirements into law. The bill was softened somewhat, particularly in regard to the Native American community, to avoid the fate of the 2016 version of the law, which was struck down in court.

Why Less Carnage?

No one wants to be naïvely optimistic, or to underestimate how much damage has already been done in states by determined efforts at voter suppression. Racially charged and politically motivated efforts continue at every level to find ways to discourage people from registering and voting. In the wake of Shelby, these efforts have multiplied and will continue to do so.

But, overall, the results in the 2017 legislative sessions were not nearly as bad as seemed likely last November. There was not a deluge of major voter-suppression legislation. Some bad bills were passed, a number were weakened as they made their way through the legislative process, and a significant number were sidetracked along the way. Two main reasons for this seem clear.

First, the courts, both state and federal, have played a significant role in preventing extreme assaults on voting. Prodded by strong litigation efforts from voting-rights organizations, in state after state, courts have found voter-suppression efforts unconstitutional, blocking their implementation. In addition to the direct effects of the cases, their cumulative impact has been to caution and restrain advocates of restrictive legislation from overreaching.

Second, it is deeply encouraging to see the growing power, sophistication, and rapid response capabilities of the movement for an inclusive democracy. In state after state, coalitions were activated, or created, to fight back against the efforts to stifle, shrink, and bleach the vote. 

And the advocates didn’t just play defense. Despite the potentially unfavorable partisan makeup in so many states, the affirmative action for expanding the right and ability to vote continues to make headway—winning in some states, gathering momentum for future victories in others. 

And there is one other cause for optimism worth noting. I recently attended a conference of 200 legislators and election officials from around the country, co-convened by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the Democracy Fund. The focus of the event was election technology and administration. There was strong and bipartisan support for improving election machinery, combating the challenges of cybersecurity, and fighting for adequate funding to run elections in the best way possible. This is one of the reasons that online registration and automatic voter registration are making real progress; they are technical improvements as well as access expansions. The election officials take their responsibilities seriously, and if legislators, state and national, would take their cues, bipartisan progress just might become more possible.

Thanks to Cecily Hines for research and perspective for this column.


          Trump’s Travel Ban Is Back   
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Travelers wait in line near an Emirates ticket counter at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. 

A limited version of President Trump’s controversial travel ban is back in place after the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government could impose restrictions on certain foreign travelers and refugees. The constant back-and-forth rulings have created a bureaucratic nightmare for those involved in the refugee resettlement process, and Thursday’s developments promise even more disruption.

While President Trump proclaimed victory, refugee and human rights advocates have been on tenterhooks this week. The high court’s decision was certainly a blow to opponents of the ban, but just how hard that blow is will depend on the Trump administration’s next moves.

The government’s new guidelines would significantly limit the total number of noncitizens and refugees that can enter the country, according to a State Department background briefing Thursday afternoon. The department released its guidance just four hours before the ban is scheduled to go into effect. However, the Department of Homeland Security, which controls border enforcement, has not issued its own guidance on the new policies.

During its short but turbulent existence, two versions of the travel ban have been issued, blocked by federal courts, and now given the go-ahead with certain restrictions. But the Supreme Court decision and the subsequent federal guidelines do not reassure refugees advocates. “Nothing is off the table when it comes to this travel ban,” says Justin Cox, a National Immigration Law Center (NILC) staff attorney. “We can’t assume smooth sailing.”

On Monday, the justices said that they would wait until October to hear two cases regarding Trump’s travel ban. Until then, the high court granted a partial stay to injunctions freezing the controversial executive order, allowing a limited version of the travel ban to go into effect.

Noncitizens who can show they have a “bona fide relationship” with a “person or entity” in the United States will be allowed to enter the country, as will anyone who has already been issued a visa. People who cannot prove that they have a close relationship with a U.S. citizen will be banned from entering the country for 90 days if they are from the six Muslim-majority countries included in the executive order. That time period increases to 120 days for refugees from any country who have not yet received permission to enter the U.S. 

The high court gave a few examples of what constituted a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the U.S., such as visiting a relative or traveling to work or study, but stopped short of providing comprehensive definitions, preferring to leave the work of coming up with more nuanced characterizations to the federal government and lower courts.

But under the new guidelines, relatives only include immediate family members already in the country: parents, spouses, children, adult sons or daughters, sons- or daughters-in-law, and siblings. Grandparents were not included in the guidelines.

Refugees who have already been admitted to the U.S. and are booked to travel before July 6 will be exempt from the ban. A senior administration official said that the fate of those who’ve been booked travel after that date would be addressed at a later time. The briefers also said that establishing valid connections with American entities by refugees would need to be “formal” and “documented”: Simply being connected to a resettlement agency would not be sufficient. Roughly one-third of refugees waiting to be admitted do not have family ties in the United States, according to resettlement agency estimates.

“This is an unduly restrictive approach,” says Eleanor Acer, director of Human Rights First’s Refugee Protection program. “Refugees who go through multiple security entities, are approved by the DHS [Department of Homeland Security], vetted by various government agencies, and have long relationships with resettlement agencies should all be viewed as having requisite bona fide relationships.”

The limited ban could still leave thousands of people in limbo. “This isn’t like postponing a vacation,” says Melanie Nezer, vice president of policy and advocacy at HIAS, a Maryland-based Jewish resettlement agency. “These are life or death situations that refugees could be forced to remain in.”

Of the top 10 countries for total numbers of refugees granted permission to enter the United States during the last fiscal year, only three—Somalia, Syria, and Iran—were listed in Trump’s original executive order. Iraq is also among the top 10, and there are tens of thousands of people who worked with the U.S. government who are waiting to get clearance to resettle in this country. Under these current guidelines, it’s not clear if they would be granted entry.

The reinstated ban has stoked fears of a return to the chaos that played out in airports across the country following the haphazard rollout of Trump’s first executive order.

Naureen Shah, Amnesty International’s senior director of campaigns announced that the organization would be sending researchers to airports to “monitor how the ban is being implemented.”

“There’s going to be massive confusion in airports around the world,” says Acer, who anticipates a heightened legal response to refugees connected to resettlement agencies being blocked from entering the country.

In his partial dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas warned that the court’s decision would “invite a flood of litigation”—a comment that will likely prove prescient in the months to come. Lawsuits challenging the original and updated versions of the travel ban have inundated federal courts.

“I expect that we’ll be back in court soon,” says Cox of the NILC. “No one is going to take this lying down.”

Critics of the ban argue that refugees are already the most rigorously vetted group allowed into the U.S., undergoing a process that can take up to two years or more. “I don’t know how much more extreme the vetting can get, frankly,” says Cornell law professor Stephen Yale-Loehr.

This new wave of uncertainty unfolds at a time when the number of approved refugees approved to enter the U.S. had just started to bounce back after Trump’s initial immigration restrictions. Resettlement numbers plummeted in the wake of Trump’s first two attempted travel bans: In January, the U.S. admitted nearly 7,000 refugees admitted by March that number had declined to just 2,000 in March, according to State Department data

More than 46,000 refugees have been admitted and resettled in the U.S. in fiscal 2017, nearly reaching the 50,000 limit that Trump had specified in his original executive order, but still a long way off from the 110,000 ceiling that the Obama administration had put in place.

The Supreme Court allowed the U.S. to cap refugee arrivals, but justices did not allow the Trump administration to prohibit refugees with bona fide relationships, even if “the 50,000-person cap has been reached or exceeded.”

Officials at HIAS, one of nine agencies that work with the State Department to resettle refugees, were already worried they wouldn’t hit their resettlement targets before the travel ban was reinstated. Even in the “best-case” scenario, the agency expects to resettle 1,400 fewer than they had been approved to resettle at the beginning of the fiscal year. Other resettlement agencies have reported similar drops.

“The program changes on an almost weekly basis,” says Nezer. According to Nezer, these changes in policy can stall refugee case processing. That can often result in medical and security clearances expiring, which in turn creates even lengthier delays.

Trump had originally ordered federal agencies to wait 72 hours after the court’s decision to implement the ban. Trump maintains that the ban is necessary to protect the nation from terrorist activities and praised the court’s decision as “a clear victory for our national security.”


          Trump's Appointment to Gender Equality Office Has Hateful Anti-Trans Record    
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Adding to his record of appointing people to posts they are fundamentally unqualified to hold, Donald Trump has named an anti-trans activist as a senior adviser to the office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. Bethany Kozma, who held positions in the White House and Homeland Security under George W. Bush, vehemently opposed guidelines issued by President Obama's administration that advised schools to let trans students use their preferred names and pronouns and use the restrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity, Buzzfeed reports. And to Google the woman who will advise on gender equality in the office that is part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is to uncover a treasure trove of hateful, woefully misguided anti-trans propaganda. 

“A boy claiming gender confusion must now be allowed in the same shower, bathroom, or locker room with my daughter under the president’s transgender policies,” Kozma wrote in a 2016 piece about the Obama administration guidelines. “When I learned that predators could abuse these new policies to hurt children in school lockers, shelters, pool showers, or other vulnerable public places like remote bathrooms in national parks, I realized I had to do something.” 

In a disgusting attempt to equate trans women with sexual predators, Kozma’s story included a video of women sharing their stories of how they were sexually assaulted by cisgender men in spaces like bathrooms and locker rooms. 

While naming Kozma, who clearly doesn’t believe that trans women are equal to cisgender women, as an adviser at the office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment is a slap in the face to all women, her position in the office is further complicated by the fact that USAID has a long history of supporting programs that advance LGBT equality around the world, including a program that leverages financial contributions to support “LGBTI human rights and development in 14 countries around the world,” HIV and AIDS prevention efforts, and an initiative to empower Asia’s LGBT people, according to its website.

A spokesperson for USAID said Kozma’s appointment does not mean there has been a change in policy in terms of its commitment to LGBT rights, according to Buzzfeed. 

"USAID is committed to promoting a work environment that is free from sexual-orientation and gender-identity discrimination, in accordance with existing federal law," the spokesperson said. 

But Kozma's anti-trans crusade did not end with her campaign to oppose Obama’s protections for trans students in 2016. Earlier this year she wrote a piece for The Daily Signal (part of the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation) in which she patted herself on the back for being a part of the movement that she believes helped influence the Trump administration to rescind those protections.  

“Trump’s decisiveness on this issue shows that he cares more about people than political correctness — that all our children deserve a safe and respectful learning environment, not just a very small minority, and that privacy and free speech are rights that American parents hold dear,” Kozma wrote this February. 

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          What we’re reading, June 26-30   
Here is a selection of articles the Office of Federal Relations has read this week. Smartphones & Medical Research –  When smartphones first began collecting health data such as users’ heart rates and number of steps walked, doctors were dubious about the medical value of information gathered by a p hone.Three years later, doctors have changed...
          Dunkin’ Donuts Customer Says “Angus Steak” Sandwiches Aren’t Actually Steak   
Yes, the meat in Dunkin’ Donuts’ Angus Steak breakfast sandwiches may look more like a sausage patty than a porterhouse or a ribeye, but does that mean it’s not actually “steak”? One customer says the sandwich doesn’t meet a federal definition for that term. But there’s a big bird-shaped problem with that definition. A lawsuit [PDF], filed this …
          Venda de serviços de fisioterapia em sites coletivos está proibida   

A venda de pacotes de serviços de fisioterapia e terapia ocupacional, por meio de sites de compras coletivas foi proibida pelo Conselho Federal de Fisioterapia e Terapia Ocupacional (Coffito). A medida foi publicada no Diário Oficial da União (DOU) nesta quarta-feira (24). Segundo informações do Coffito, até o momento, não foi registrada nenhuma morte ou problema de saúde grave devido à venda indiscriminada dos serviços. No entanto, a ideia é fazer um trabalho preventivo.

A Resolução nº 391, de 18 de agosto de 2011, alerta que nessas ofertas os usuários podem adquirir um procedimento sem a avaliação de um profissional. Segundo o presidente do Coffito, Dr. Roberto Cepeda, a comercialização desses pacotes sem diagnóstico pode por em risco a saúde dos indivíduos. “É uma questão de saúde. O profissional deve fazer primeiro uma avaliação e, só depois, indicar o tratamento mais adequado”, explica. 

Entre os tipos mais comuns de tratamentos oferecidos nos sites de vendas coletivas estão a drenagem linfática, radiofrequência e a aplicação de Manthus. A fiscalização será realizada pelos Conselhos Regionais de Fisioterapia e Terapia Ocupacional (Crefitos) e por meio de denúncias. O CrefitoSP solicita aos profissionais do Estado de São Paulo que se abstenham de oferecer seus serviços em sites de compra coletiva, cumprindo o determinado na Resolução do Coffito. A punição para quem desrespeitar a resolução vai de advertência até a suspensão do exercício profissional.

Fonte: http://www.crefito.com.br/admin/m_noticia.asp?not=962

Imagem: internet.

"Como fisioterapeuta, admiro e parabenizo a decisão do Coffito. Um tratamento só pode ser prescrito após uma avaliação, e até mesmo os mais aparentemente inofensivos possuem contra-indicações. Cuidar de pessoas é algo sério e não deve ser banalizado."

          What on earth is the reason for all this discussio...   
What on earth is the reason for all this discussion about the opposition procedure in Germany?

"Appeals against decisions in opposition procedures can be lodged at the Federal Patent Court"
https://www.dpma.de/english/patent/procedures/index.html

Assuming that the BPatG meets constitutional requirements in Germany, that's the end of the matter, isn't it?
          African criminal alien convicted of obstructing ICE deportation attempts   

ALEXANDRIA, La. – A Sierra Leone man previously convicted of felony assault in Maryland was convicted Tuesday on two additional felony counts for resisting his removal from the United States. Sheku Kumalah, 31, faces up to four years in federal prison at sentencing for obstructing his removal. According to court documents, U.S. Immigration and Customs […]

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          Comment on Florida officials want relief from federal panther oversight by Art Neville   
This another example of Rick Scott trying to look after his rich friends, he and his wife won an environmental award from The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, shows how crooked they are!
          Comment on Fueled by $100 Million Donation, San Francisco Aims to Reduce Chronically Homeless Population by Half by James L   
I applaud the one caller for expanding the scope of the issue to include some of the federal government's policy changes since the late 70's, mainly the cuts in funding to departments like HUD. In my opinion Forum in the past has failed to give more weight to the greater context of the housing issue. What one also does not hear included in the discussion both today and in the past are the effects of excessive inflows of people into the country and state. High demand for housing drives up prices and excessive labor drives down wages, it's simple supply and demand. I personally support a diverse society in the practice of my life and consider myself liberal. But it seems like there is no room for having a discussion on a major driving force behind the excess demand for housing, population growth. I resent and perhaps others do to that there is no room for nuance on the issue on the left for the desire to have a slower rate of population growth without being painted as insensitive and wish Forum to take the greater context into account effecting the number of the homeless of our fellow citizens.
          1994 Cadillac Fleetwood 1994 White Cadillac Federal Hearse   
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          June 30 Digest    

Republicans call on Ginsburg to recuse herself in travel ban case

Corrected: Fifty-eight Republican lawmakers are calling on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse herself in the travel ban case that will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Read the full story at ABA Journal


Despite exposés and embarrassments, hundreds of judges preside in New York without law degrees

The news releases are sent out with considerable regularity, brief and basic accounts of actions taken by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct: A judge is sanctioned for misconduct on the bench; another agrees to give up their job because of questionable behavior in his or her private life.
Read the full story at ABA Journal


Globe-trotting attorneys offer new-era strategies for efficient business travel

In this age of ever-changing rules and regulations, business travel can be more difficult than ever. The reality is that the more preparation and planning that go into a business trip, the more likely it will be a success.
Read the full story at ABA Journal


How to be your own advocate at work without stepping on toes (podcast)

Even trained advocates don’t get everything they want at work. But what are some good strategies for knowing when to accept a manager’s decision, or continue to press for what you want?
Read the full story at ABA Journal


Trump's Labor Dept. Tells Court It Will Revise Obama's Overtime Rule

The U.S. Labor Department told a federal appeals court Friday that while it intends to revise the Obama-era rule that made millions of workers eligible for overtime pay the agency will continue to defend its authority to create and enforce such a regulation.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal


          Aeroporto Regional de Serra Talhada recebe vinte milhões para construção do terminal de passageiros   
A parceria entre os governos Municipal, Estadual e Federal vem colocando Serra Talhada na rota do desenvolvimento. E na manhã desta quinta-feira (29), o ministro dos Transportes, Portos e Aviação Civil, Maurício Quintella, esteve no município onde assinou um termo de compromisso para a liberação de 20 milhões de reais para a construção do terminal de passageiros do Aeroporto Regional do Sertão Santa Magalhães.

Ao lado do prefeito Luciano Duque e do secretário estadual de Transportes, Sebastião Oliveira, o ministro Maurício Quintella falou sobre a liberação do recurso e a importância da parceria com o município. “Nós vemos com satisfação a parceria firmada com a Prefeitura de Serra Talhada, que cumpriu sua parte para que esse dia fosse possível, quando estamos liberando vinte milhões de reais para o aeroporto, que será um equipamento indutor do desenvolvimento não só para Serra Talhada, mas pra toda região, integrando o Sertão ao restante do estado e do país, e atraindo mais investimentos através da vinda de estudantes, empresas e indústrias”, disse o ministro.

O prefeito Luciano Duque reforçou o empenho do município em agilizar a instalação do aeroporto. “Nós entendemos a importância que esse aeroporto tem para Serra Talhada e para toda região, por isso licitamos em tempo hábil a destinação adequada dos resíduos sólidos através dos aterros sanitários, resolvendo o problema do lixão e atendendo a legislação ambiental, possibilitando assim a implantação do equipamento, que faz parte de uma política de interiorização dos aeroportos criada no governo Dilma, através do Pacto da Aviação Civil, e que vai transformar Serra Talhada num centro de desenvolvimento”, disse Luciano Duque.

O secretário estadual de Transportes, Sebastião Oliveira, falou sobre o processo de implantação do aeroporto, obra de responsabilidade do Governo do Estado. “A primeira etapa do projeto foi concluída através de um investimento de sete milhões de reais feita pelo estado para a construção e requalificação da pista, e a partir de agora vamos trabalhar na construção do terminal de passageiros para que fique pronto até 2018, e enquanto isso vamos usar um terminal provisório para que os voos comerciais da Azul, que devem começar até o mês de novembro, não sejam prejudicados”, afirmou. (ASCOM)

          IFPE libera cartão de inscrição do Vestibular   
Os candidatos a uma das 120 vagas do Vestibular 2017.2 do Campus Afogados da Ingazeira do Instituto Federal de Pernambuco (IFPE), já podem acessar o site da Comissão de Vestibulares e Concursos (cvest.ifpe.edu.br) para imprimir o cartão de inscrição. O documento, que contém os dados cadastrais e o local de prova, é indispensável para participação no processo seletivo.

A orientação é de que os candidatos chequem todas as informações e solicitem, no próprio site, a retificação, caso haja necessidade, até quinta-feira (29). Nesse prazo, é possível corrigir dados como nome, data de nascimento, RG, CPF, filiação, endereço, telefone e condição de cotista ou não cotista. Não é possível alterar o curso escolhido. A correção de dados deve ser feita no site da Comissão.

As provas serão realizadas no domingo (09/07), no período das 9h às 12h (cursos técnicos), considerando o horário local. A orientação da Comissão é de que os candidatos cheguem ao prédio com, pelo menos, uma hora de antecedência.

A data prevista para divulgação do listão com o nome dos aprovados é 18 de julho. Mais informações podem ser obtidas pelo site: cvest.ifpe.edu.br ou pelo telefone (81) 2125.1724.

          Marco Aurélio devolve o Mandato a Aécio neves   
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O ministro Marco Aurélio Mello, do Supremo Tribunal Federal, revogou nesta sexta-feira, 30, a decisão do ministro Edson Fachin que afastou o senador Aécio Neves (PSDB) de suas funções. 
"Provejo o agravo para afastar as medidas consubstanciadas na suspensão do exercício de funções parlamentares ou de qualquer função pública, na proibição de contatar outro investigado ou réu no processo e na de ausentar-se do País, devolvendo ao agravante a situação jurídica que lhe foi proporcionada pelos eleitores no sufráfio universal", diz a decisão do ministro Marco Aurélio. "Julgo predicado o agravo formalizado pelo Procurador-geral da República em que veiculado o pedido de implemento da prisão preventiva do agravante", acrescentou. 
Aécio havia sido afastado em maio por determinação do ministro Edson Fachin, relator da Lava Jato no STF, após a Operação Patmos, fase da Lava Jato baseada nas delação da JBS. A Procuradoria Geral da República apontou risco de o senador usar seu poder para atrapalhar as investigações e havia pedido a prisão de Aécio. No entanto, Fachin entendeu que a Constituição proibia a prisão do parlamentar e determinou o afastamento.
Como lembrou o jornalista Bernardo Mello Franco, em duas semanas, Aécio teve seu pedido de cassação arquivado no Conselho de Ética do Senado, viu a irmã e o primo serem libertados e seus inquéritos do STF ficarem com os ministros Gilmar Mendes e Alexandre de Moraes. 


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          Urban Shield: a Federal Protection Racket   
In 2015, Berkeley, California City Councilor Max Anderson voiced this eloquent opposition to militarization of the police during the annual Bay Area Urban Shield war games and weapons expo:  The culture that’s cultivated by the type of training that you receive becomes the way you conduct yourselves . . . When I was in the More
          Economia: Veículo do gabinete do prefeito de Picuí custará 74% menos em relação gestão passada; o mais barato dos últimos 13 anos   
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O prefeito Olivânio surpreendeu os picuienses quando abriu mão do luxo do gabinete e disponibilizou um ônibus de qualidade aos estudantes universitários.
Sem ostentação, nos 6 meses de gestão, o prefeito tem gerado baixo custo a máquina pública. Ao longo desse período, realizou dezenas de viagens a capital do estado, a cidade do Recife e a capital Federal, mesmo assim, foram poucas as diárias recebidas em relação aos dois últimos gestores que o antecederam. A situação não é diferente em relação ao veículo que passará a ser usado pelo chefe do executivo em suas viagens oficiais, o valor será o menor da região e o menor dos últimos 12 anos.
Após organizar a máquina pública e sistematizar as prioridades da gestão, o prefeito autorizou a realização da licitação para locação do veículo que servirá ao seu gabinete e também outras demandas do centro administrativo, ao custo de R$ 2.900,00 o veículo ficará 74% mais barato em relação ao histórico do que vinha sendo praticado na prefeitura de Picuí que chegou a custar R$ 7.500,00 aos contribuintes.
Calculando em salários mínimos, de 2005 até 2012 a prefeitura de Picuí desembolsava mensalmente 11 (onze) salários mínimos todo mês para custear o veículo do prefeito. Com essa redução, o prefeito Olivânio economizará mais de 8 (oito) salários mínimos mensais.
O prefeito já informou que usará esse dinheiro para alugar dois veículos com capacidade de sete lugares ou superior para tender as demandas da saúde do município, principalmente aos pacientes de hemodiálise e da quimioterapia que viajam diariamente até Campina Grande. A licitação para os veículos da saúde ocorrerá na segunda feira dia 03 de julho.
O prefeito informou que acabou a geração do prefeito ostentação e do desperdício, e fez referência a um trecho passagem de um texto do escritor Rubem Alves.
“O político por vocação é um apaixonado pelo grande jardim para todos. Seu amor é tão grande que ele abre mão do pequeno jardim que ele poderia plantar para si mesmo. De que vale um pequeno jardim se à sua volta está o deserto? É preciso que o deserto inteiro se transforme em jardim”.

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          Ministro que estava em CG volta às pressas para reunião com Temer em Brasília   
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O ministro Blairo Maggi , da pasta da Agricultura, retornou às pressas para Brasília, após ser convocado por Michel Temer. Ele estava, a convite do deputado federal e líder do governo na Câmara Federal Aguinaldo Ribeiro (PP), em Campina Grande, onde prestigiaria o Maior São João do Mundo na noite desta quinta-feira (29).
Mais cedo, na fazenda do vice-prefeito de Campina Grande e pai de Aguinaldo, Enivaldo Ribeiro (PP), em Alagoa Seca, Blairo participou de um almoço e, na tarde de hoje, de uma reunião com agricultores.
A reunião que será realizada nesta sexta-feira (30) não teve o teor divulgado.


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          Ready or not, India awaits introduction of GST   
India is to hold a special midnight session of parliament to mark the launch of its new national Goods and Services Tax, a sign of how much significance it's attaching to what's billed as the biggest fiscal reforms in decades. As Kate King reports, the GST will replace about 20 federal and state taxes while unifying a $2 trillion economy and 1.3 billion people into a single market.

          Maryland to become first state with law to protect Planned Parenthood   

Maryland on Saturday will become the first state in the nation with a law to protect funding for Planned Parenthood from a possible federal cutoff.

Legislation ensuring that the state will cover the cost of the group's health care services in Maryland if Congress blocks it from receiving federal...


          Re: Sources have been unlinked and replaced   
Thanks for the tip about offline - makes perfect sense!

As to the renaming, I am trying to track down which media images are missing and add them manually as not all were downloaded. The file names in the media folder are either very long, nonsensical names such as 0af9843d-1141-40f9-b69e-e76b861f56eb.jpg or in some cases where there are various images of censuses - the names can range from 1850 United States Federal Census(1).jpg to 1850 United States Federal Census(25).jpg or more. Each one applies and should be linked to a different person - and I thought that it might be easier to include the name of the person in the file name so that I can more easily tell which is which without needing to open it each time to see.

Since the progress report on the release of 2017 is positive - I may just wait till that is released and see how it handles these files and maybe I won't actually need to search out and add over 600 missing files by hand.

Thanks again for the information! Much appreciated!

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          A Yellen replacement is unlikely to throw Fed off course, says Bullard   
When President Donald Trump officially embarked upon his presidential career in January, deafening whispers began to circulate around Washington that it soon could spell the end of another highly prized title: that of Federal Reserve chair.
          Fed’s Bullard says US rate hikes ‘too aggressive’ for data   
The U.S. Federal Reserve should defer on its rate hike agenda until concrete reforms emerge from Washington, according to one of its key policy makers.
          Fed's Bullard says needs strong data to go it alone among global central banks   
Strong data is required for Fed to go alone on monetary policy, according to St. Louis Federal reserve chief Bullard.
          Chicago police, feds team up on new effort to curb violence   
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors launched an initiative Friday aimed at stemming the flow of illegal firearms in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant gun violence that President Donald Trump says is at &quot;epidemic proportions.&quot;...
          California politicians' gun control moves hit by 2 setbacks   
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California politicians&apos; attempts to strengthen some of the nation&apos;s strictest gun laws suffered two setbacks this week - the latest when a federal judge blocked a law set to take effect Saturday barring gun owners from possessing ammunition magazines holding more than 10 bullets....
          Waddell & Reed sued over favoring its own investment options in 401(k) plan   
A participant in the Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. 401(k) plan sued plan executives in federal court.
          Big Moves on Outer Space   
Flanked by legendary astronauts including Buzz Aldrin, President Trump announced the reformation of the National Space Council. It is tasked with the pursuit of "grand ambitions," a mission very much in the Trump mindset.

Meanwhile, in Congress, a motion to split the Air Force in order to establish a Space Corps survived its first hearing.

Early stages, but these moves represent an attempt to restore a part of what "Made America Great" in the eyes of the earlier generation. Buzz Aldrin's father's generation dreamed up Buck Rogers: Aldrin himself went to the moon. The greatness of that has never been equaled, and so far, it has never been surpassed.

I don't know if I believe that Federal bureaucracies still have the capacity to do things that are Great in that capital-letter sense. Maybe not. But at least they're aiming in the right direction.
          Why Do People Want to Kill Each Other Over Politics?   
A philosophically-trained writer at the Federalist says it's because we view the government's power as far more necessary to life and its goods than it really is.
If government power is the people’s best and only hope, then to deny the use of that power, or even to exercise it in the wrong way, is just like killing people. So you are naturally going to long to see the political malefactors behind such a policy struck down, for the same reasons we love the scene in the action movie when the bad guy finally falls off the skyscraper and gets what’s coming to him.

This attitude is not strictly limited to the provinces of the Left where we currently see it so flamboyantly displayed. As we have recently discovered, some on the Right also look to government for salvation, hoping that the right kind of limits on trade and immigration, the right deals made by the right dealmaker, will solve all of our problems—and anyone who doesn’t support that leader is a traitor.

But the basic idea of government as salvation is associated more with the Left, because expanding the power of government is their primary political cause.
Is he right about that? Vox argues that it's impossible to tell conservatives apart from their caricature of conservatives -- and for them, I don't doubt that this is true. Republicans want to kill the poor in order to provide tax cuts for the rich, and that's the only way to understand the policy they're proposing.

I don't care a bit about tax cuts for the rich, but I'd like to see the government get completely out of health care. My reasoning has two parts: most importantly, because government-run health care poses severe challenges to human liberty; less importantly, because the government's effectively-unlimited money distorts markets and produces runaway price inflation. If the government must be involved at all, it should be on the back end, quietly repaying expenses for qualifying veterans (and potentially certain very poor individuals) so that no one realizes that there's an unlimited pool of money they could chase. Then people's capacity to come up with the money up front would serve as a market brake on the inflation, and yet veterans would be able to pursue the health care they want from the doctors they choose -- not ones imposed on them by an uncaring, massive bureaucracy.

But I suppose that's tantamount to saying that I want people to die.


          ​Access Northeast pipeline plan suspended   
For lack of policies that support project financing, another New England natural gas pipeline proposal has been put on ice. The Houston-based Enbridge on Thursday suspended federal permitting for its $3.2 billion Access Northeast, which would upgrade 125 miles of the Algonquin pipeline system to serve around 60 percent of the New England power sector. Enbridge had partnered with Eversource Energy and National Grid to advance the project through Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC. It is "no longer…

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           NAACP seeks federal probe into police killing of black man    
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NAACP is calling on the Justice Department to investigate Indianapolis' police department following the fatal police shooting of an...
          Faculty Analyze Future of Corporate Governance Regulations   
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A panel of UVA Law professors analyzes past and current trends of federal regulation of corporate governance, including the shifting power structure between the state and federal government, shareholder activism and changes under the Trump administration. The panel includes Professors Julia Mahoney, Michal Barzuza and George Geis, with Professor Quinn Curtis moderating.


          From mega portfolios to courtroom tears: NBA legend Duncan's ex-adviser headed to prison   
"You're going to turn around," a federal judge instructed adviser Charles Banks, "and you're going to talk to all these people that you have caused pain for, face to face."
           Chicago police, feds team up on new effort to curb violence    
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors launched an initiative Friday aimed at stemming the flow of illegal firearms in the city as...
           The Latest: Feds prosecuting most Chicago gun cases in years    
CHICAGO (AP) - The Latest on a local and federal initiative to curb gun violence in Chicago (all times local):3:20 p.m.Authorities say a growing partnership...
          Pros and cons of cashing out life insurance: Tax Strategy Scan   
Beneficiaries owe no federal tax on collected payouts after the policyholder dies.
          UVA Jefferson Medalist John Gleeson '80 Calls for Sentencing Reform   
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Former federal judge John Gleeson, a 1980 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and a recipient of the 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law, said during a talk at the school that the U.S.


          "Federalism, Law and the Economy," a Panel Honoring UVA Historian Charles McCurdy   
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          Federal EPA Official Michael Shapiro on Water Quality, Water Rights    
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          Civil Rights Litigation, with UVA Law Professor John C. Jeffries Jr.   
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Professor John C. Jeffries Jr., an expert in civil rights, federal courts, criminal law and constitutional law, leads his Civil Rights Litigation class.


           Illinois facing dire consequences as budget feud continues    
CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois will enter its third fiscal year without a state budget, territory that could mean some universities won't be able to offer federal...
           U.S. appeals court throws out lawsuit over drone strike deaths    
By Andrew ChungWASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit by the families of two Yemeni men allegedly...
           Conservationists threaten lawsuit over loss of grizzlies' federal protection    
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           Safety board: Mariners need better tropical storm forecasts    
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Mariners need better tropical weather forecasts, according to federal safety investigators examining the sinking of the cargo ship...
          Aumentan 20% los salarios de las Fuerzas de Seguridad   
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El aumento será similar al que el Gobierno acordó con el gremio estatal UPCN para los empleados públicos, aunque éstos lo perciben en tres tramos (junio, julio y agosto).

El Gobierno fijó un aumento salarial del 20% en dos cuotas para los haberes de julio y agosto que perciben los integrantes de las Fuerzas de Seguridad.

El incremento para los efectivos de la Gendarmería, Prefectura, Policía Federal y Policía de Seguridad Aeroportuaria se formalizó a través del decreto 463 publicado este viernes en el Boletín Oficial.

El aumento será similar al que el Gobierno acordó con el gremio estatal UPCN para los empleados públicos, aunque éstos lo perciben en tres tramos (junio, julio y agosto).

La primera cuota se verá reflejada en los salarios de julio, que se cobran en los primeros días de agosto; y la segunda, en los salarios de agosto, que se cobran en los primeros días de setiembre.

En la norma, firmada por el presidente Mauricio Macri, se explicó que la medida tiene "el propósito del Gobierno Nacional de reconocer y mantener una adecuada jerarquización en relación con la capacidad, responsabilidad y dedicación que la correcta ejecución de la actividad de los integrantes de las Fuerzas de Seguridad".

El aumento en todas las jerarquías de oficiales y suboficiales de las instituciones de seguridad se aplicará en una primera cuota al 1 de julio y la segunda correspondiente al 1 de agosto.

Además, los incrementos abarcarán los suplementos que perciben los efectivos, como "cumplimiento de tareas específicas de seguridad", "mayor exigencia del servicio", "disponibilidad permanente para el cargo", entre otros.

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El incremento es para los efectivos de la Gendarmería, Prefectura, Policía Federal y Policía de Seguridad Aeroportuaria.
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          La candidata de Cristina ya tiene una denuncia en la justicia federal   
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Fernanda Vallejos, la candidata de CFK para reforzar la crítica a la economía de Mauricio Macri.

Una ONG denunció este viernes a la candidata kirchnerista Fernanda Vallejos por haber acumulado 3 contratos simultáneos con el Estado a pesar de que está prohibido. La presentación fue realizada Ciudadanos Libres por la Calidad Institucional y recayó en el juzgado de Rodolfo Canicoba Corral.

La ONG denunció a Vallejos, primera candidata a diputada nacional de Unidad Ciudadana en la provincia de Buenos Aires, a partir de un artículo publicado en el portal Border Periodismo que reveló que la economista llegó a ser asesora de una senadora, figurar en planta de la Cámara Baja y tener un puesto en el ministerio de Economía.

De acuerdo a la nota, Vallejos logró acumular los 3 cargos porque omitió informar sobre los otros en una declaración juradas. Por esto, la denuncia impulsada por el abogado Josè Mangiocalda denunció a la candidata kirchnerista por "falsedad ideológica", es decir, adulteración de documentos públicos.

Vallejos tomó relevancia pública días atrás luego de que sus primeras declaraciones públicas tras la confirmación de su candidatura fueran una defensa de Amado Boudou, que deberá enfrentar un juicio oral por un resonado caso de corrupción, y la afirmación de que las denuncias sobre la malversación de los recursos públicos "son un invento de los medios".

La nota de Border Periodismo:

"Pero, ¿por qué Vallejos no quiso o no supo tomar distancia de Boudou, en su primera aparición como candidata? Las lealtades, a veces, juegan malas pasadas. La candidata es economista y formó parte de La Gran Makro, una agrupación política creada en 2011 por el ex vicepresidente -entonces con aspiraciones porteñas- y su entonces viceministro en Economía, Roberto Feletti. En esa usina de colegas K, también abrevó Alejandro Robba, ex subsecretario de Coordinación Económica y, según la gacetilla que presentaba el espacio, “enlace entre La Gran Makro y el equipo económico” que comandaba Boudou desde el Ministerio. Vallejos había ingresado en 2010 a la gestión pública K, como asesora de Robba -que dependía de Feletti y, por jerarquía de Boudou-, trabajó en la Dirección de Cuentas Nacionales y se mantuvo hasta 2015, ya bajo la gestión de Axel Kicillof, quien fuera su profesor en la UBA.

Es que Vallejos llegó a contar con tres empleos públicos a la vez, al menos en 2014, lo que las normativas de empleo público prohíben. El segundo trabajo también llegó con la firma de Boudou: fue designada como asesora en el despacho de la entonces senadora por La Pampa, María de los Ángeles Higonet.

El alta de Vallejos en el Senado se hizo mediante un contrato de locación de servicios, “a partir del día 01 de octubre de 2013 y hasta el día 31 de diciembre de 2013, siendo el monto de la cuota mensual a percibir de PESOS SIETE MIL ($ 7.000)”, según reza el decreto 1404/13 de la Presidencia del Senado, con la rúbrica del ex vicepresidente. La designación se renovó con el mismo tipo de contratación y honorarios con los sucesivos decretos 328/14, 853/14, 2017/14 y 985/15, todos contratos semestrales, salvo el último que terminó el 31 de noviembre de 2015, ya veremos, no por casualidad.

La senadora Higonet auspició varias charlas de Vallejos en distintos municipios pampeanos, como su disertación en el “Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres de la línea Compromiso Peronista”, a mediados de 2013, en Toay; u otra titulada “La Economía en el proyecto nacional: Análisis de la coyuntura, Soberanía, Desendeudamiento y holdouts”, en Realicó, en agosto de 2014.

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Higonet cumplió su mandato a fines de 2015 pero generó polémica cuando intentó perpetuarse en el Senado, al lograr que Boudou le creara una dirección especial y a medida: fue designada al frente de la “Unidad de Coordinación con la OIT-Delegación Parlamentaria Argentina ante la OIT” y pudo nombrar su staff, incluso mientras aún cumplía su mandato legislativo. Pero el decreto que perpetuaba a la senadora en la estructura del Senado fue derogado cuando asumió Gabriela Michetti.

Fue curioso que Vallejos no figurara entre los empleados elegidos por Higonet para acompañarla. La economista, sin embargo, tenía una salida mejor: en noviembre de 2015 la nombraron en planta permanente en Diputados. La hoy candidata K había ingresado a la Cámara Baja del Congreso en septiembre de 2014, contratada como planta transitoria y fue traspasada justo antes del cambio de Gobierno. Hasta el día de hoy figura nombrada en la Dirección de Comisiones de la Secretaría Parlamentaria, con la categoría A3 que, según la escala oficial del Congreso, representa un sueldo bruto de 48 mil pesos (37 mil, de bolsillo).

En su Linkedin, Vallejos admite la superposición de dos cargos. No menciona el Senado.

Tanto la legislación sobre empleo público como las normas que comunica la Oficina Anticorrupción prohíben la acumulación de cargos. Vallejos siempre contó con al menos dos, primero en Economía y el Senado, y luego en el ministerio y la Cámara de Diputados, llegando a la paradoja de contar con los tres cargos públicos en 2014. Allí puede explicarse que su método de contratación en el Senado fuera un “contrato de locación de servicio”, tal vez una vía para disimular la superposición. Sin embargo, cuando un empleado asume un puesto en el Estado debe completar una declaración jurada en la que está obligado a explicitar todos sus trabajos, para detectar incompatibilidades.

#BORDER accedió a la DDJJ que Vallejos presentó ante el Senado en 2014. El formulario está en blanco y lleva su firma y la de su jefa, la senadora Higonet. La economista omitió informar su vínculo tanto con Economía como con la Cámara de Diputados. Las declaraciones juradas son documentos públicos y mentir en ellos puede significar un delito".

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Una ONG denunció este viernes a la candidata kirchnerista por haber acumulado 3 contratos simultáneos con el Estado a pesar de que está prohibido. La acusan de haber adulterado un documento.
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          Allanaron el supuesto hotel porteño de Cristina, que funcionaría para lavar dinero   
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La expresidente Cristina Fernández.
 
La Policía de Seguridad Aeroportuaria allanó el hotel Waldorf para secuestrar los libros de registro de huéspedes del establecimiento luego de que la diputada Margarita Stolbizer atribuyera el inmueble a Cristina Fernández y denunciara que el lugar funciona como una pantalla para lavar dinero.
 
En su presentación, la legisladora del GEN sostuvo que la familiar Kirchner usó a Osvaldo Sanfelice para comprar el Waldorf sin que su nombre figurara y así utilizar el inmueble "como fachada para diversas operaciones de dinero".
 
En otro escrito que acercó a Comodoro Py, Stolbizer y su abogada Silvina Martinez aportaron elementos que a su juicio podrían revelar una de las vías mediante las cuales "se canalizaban el pago de las coimas a funcionarios públicos por parte de la firma Constructora Norberto Odebrecht S.A". 
 
En concreto, Stolbizer detectó que los asientos del libro IVA Ventas del hotel dan cuenta de habitaciones que comenzaron a ser facturadas a la constructora brasileña luego de que Sanfelice adquiriera el inmueble en 2009.
 
Por pedido del fiscal Federico Delgado, titular de la Fiscalía Federal Nº 6, el juez Sebastián Casanello autorizó el allanamiento del hotel, ubicado en Paraguay 450. Actuó en el operativo la Unidad Operacional Control del Narcotráfico y Delito Complejo de la Unidad Regional I Este de la Policía de Seguridad Aeroportuaria.
 
Stolbizer señaló que a partir de 2012 los pagos realizados por Odebrecht aumentaron considerablemente. Hay períodos en los que el hotel emitió una factura diaria durante meses enteros a la firma brasileña. Esto ocurrió en julio y agosto de 2012; también en mayo, junio y septiembre de 2014. Si se suma la facturación del hotel de Sanfelice, supera la capacidad del establecimiento.
 
Además, la legisladora destacó que el patrimonio de Sanfelice creció en forma injustificada a partir de su vínculo con la familia Kirchner. En este sentido, en 2007 declaró bienes por 1.265.837 pesos. En 2008 los duplicó, al llevarlos a 3.245.081 pesos. Y en 2009 compró el Hotel Waldorf por 6.335.000 pesos, casi el doble de su patrimonio declarado.
 
El Waldorf tuvo un ejercicio negativo en 2009. Pero en 2010 el saldo positivo ascendió a 879 mil pesos. Ya en 2012 ganó un millón de pesos. Según los balances, la facturación creció de manera sostenida. Fueron cuatro millones y medio de pesos en 2009, más de 6 millones de pesos en 2010, casi 8 millones de pesos en 2011 y casi 9 millones de pesos durante 2013.
 
El del miércoles fue el segundo operativo que se llevó a cabo en el hotel atribuido a la ex presidente. 
 
Semanas atrás, personal de la Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos (AFIP) encabezó un operativo en busca de "documentación respaldatoria" para la investigación de "la emisión de facturas truchas y elementos que respalden la teoría de la evasión".
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Tras la denuncia de la diputada Margarita Stolbizer y el pedido del fiscal Federico Delgado, el juez Sebastián Casanello autorizó el allanamiento del hotel Waldorf para secuestrar registros de huéspedes del inmueble que habría sido utilizado por los Kirchner "como fachada para diversas operaciones de dinero", entre ellas "el pago de coimas por parte de Odebrecht".
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           Board: Court could decide Puerto Rico power company debt    
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances announced Friday that it will allow the U.S. territory to ask a court...
          Tras el incidente con el auto, echaron a los custodios de Casa Rosada   
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Este jueves 29/6, el Gobierno pasó a disponibilidad a todos los policías que estuvieron la noche del 21/6 cuando una persona con trastornos psiquiátricos a bordo de un Renault 19 gris ingresó a la calle Balcarce y chocó frente a las rejas de la Casa Rosada, poniendo en alerta la zona de seguridad presidencial.

Pero pasarlos a disponibilidad no será el único acto a realizar, ya que se elabora un plan para reforzar la seguridad en todo el predio del edificio situado en Balcarce 50. "Se están analizando todas las alternativas posibles para reforzar las medidas de seguridad y de inmediato se evaluarán los pasos a seguir con las herramientas más convenientes", dijo un funcionario cercano al jefe de Estado a diversos medios.

Se evalúan varias medidas: reforzar la cantidad de efectivos, la posibilidad de aumentar los vallados, eliminar la circulación peatonal por la calle Balcarce frente a la Casa Rosada o reforzar las rejas. Pero hasta ahora no se definió nada. También se supo que hoy había mucho malestar en la Casa Rosada por el accionar lento y tardío que se vio por parte de la Policía Federal esa noche, que quedó reflejado en un video que se conoció este jueves 29/6. Además, el juez federal Sergio Torres le pidió al general José Luis Yofre, a cargo de la Casa Militar, la repartición que se ocupa de la seguridad en la Casa Rosada, que establezca un plan a "corto, mediano y largo plazo" para mejorar y reforzar la protección de la Casa de Gobierno.

La cercanía de la cumbre de la OMC en Buenos Aires y la realización de la cumbre de presidentes del G20 en la Argentina el año que viene obligarán también a reforzar medidas de seguridad en edificios públicos, según dijeron fuentes oficiales.

No es la primera vez que la seguridad presidencial se vio afectada. En otros momentos hubo ataques a Macri durante giras y actos que hizo por el interior del país, lo que también generó una fuerte alerta en el Gobierno.

El juez Torres hizo el pedido luego de que el 21/6 sucediera un hecho que no pasó a mayores pero que pudo haber sido gravísimo y que mostró algunas falencias de seguridad en la Casa Rosada. A las 2:44 del miércoles 21 de junio un Renault 19 gris del año 1997 ingresó a la calle Balcarce, que pasa por el frente de la Casa Rosada y está –desde hace años– restringida al tránsito. Se detuvo frente a las rejas ubicadas delante de la entrada principal en Balcarce 50. Allí no había nadie. Chocó con el auto contra las rejas dos o tres veces hasta que venció la resistencia del metal y enfiló hacia adentro de la Casa Rosada por una especie de pasillo delimitado por vallas. A poca velocidad chocó contra el umbral de mármol que hay que pisar para acceder a la mismísima Casa Rosada. Y ahí se detuvo.

El viejo Renault 19 quedó allí, a centímetros de ingresar a la Casa de Gobierno. El conductor bajó del auto. Estaba en estado de shock. Gritaba. Se le acercó un policía, quien ante la extraña situación pidió refuerzos. Mientras llegaban otros efectivos, del Renault 19 descendió en ayuda de su dueño un perro Pitbull bayo atigrado de cuatro años.

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La seguridad presidencial vuelve a estar en discusión. Ocurre que, tras conocerse este jueves 29/6 las imágenes de un auto irrumpiendo en Casa Rosada, el secretario General de Presidencia Fernando de Andreis, decidió desplazar a los uniformados que debían estar en las garitas de ingreso al edificio la noche del choque. El funcionario también pidió que se refuerce la custodia del perímetro de la Casa Rosada.
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          Chicago Police, Feds Team Up On New Effort To Curb Violence   

Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors are launching a new initiative Friday to stem the flow of illegal firearms in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant gun violence that President Donald Trump says is at “epidemic proportions.” Trump’s remark on Twitter came ahead of an announcement by Chicago police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about the formation of the Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office acknowledged that an additional 20 ATF agents have been sent to Chicago. State police, intelligence analysts and state and federal prosecutors will target illegal guns and repeat gun offenders, Chicago police said. Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a statement Thursday night that “we are foundationally changing the way we fight crime in Chicago.” Trump tweeted Friday morning that “Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help.” In January, he warned Chicago about its high number of homicides, saying on Twitter that he is ready to “send in the Feds.” Adam Collins, spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, said the city wants federal help. “Six months ago we made it clear that we would welcome additional federal support, and six months later we appreciate the 20 new ATF agents that are now arriving,” Collins said in an email. But as the police department released figures that show the number of homicides, shooting incidents and shooting victims has dropped, Collins said “the progress CPD has made this year has happened without any of the new resources from the federal government we requested.” In fact, earlier this week, officials announced that the ATF had loaned the city a van outfitted with ballistic testing equipment to help police more quickly solve gun crimes. Trump’s latest tweet said there have been 1,714 shootings in Chicago this year. According to the police department, there have been 1,703 shooting victims. There were 1,935 shooting victims in the city during the same period last year. Also, there have been 1,360 shooting incidents so far this year — 224 less than were reported during the same period in 2016. So far this year, there have been 320 homicides compared to 322 by this time last year, according to the police department. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking Friday on the Fox News Channel’s morning show, “Fox & Friends,” said the Justice Department is “sending in additional gun investigators” to Chicago and that he has urged the U.S. attorney’s office to prosecute gun cases aggressively. “The police have been demoralized in many ways,” he said. “In many ways, the policies in Chicago have not been working. Murders are way, way too high. It is critical for the people of Chicago’s public safety that we begin to work together here and deport violent criminals that have been convicted. They need to not be a sanctuary city, they need to be protecting the people of Chicago from violent criminals.” Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement late Thursday that federal and Cook County prosecutors plan to develop new strategies to prosecute gun crimes and offenders. Sessions last week pledged federal assistance to 12 cities to help them develop individualized, long-term strategies to fight violence. But Chicago was not among them. The Justice Department said that’s because Chicago was already […]

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          Sessions Hopes Russia Probe Ends ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’   

Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a vote of confidence Friday to former FBI director Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading an investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, but he also said he hoped the investigation could “move forward and come to an end sooner rather than later.” The attorney general’s comments during a “Fox & Friends” interview were his most expansive to date on the Justice Department’s appointment last month of Mueller to run the investigation. “Mr. Mueller is someone I’ve known a long time, and I’ve had confidence in him over the years,” said Sessions, an Alabama Republican who served for years on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel that oversees the FBI. Those remarks stand in contrast to a drumbeat of Republican criticism of the special counsel’s investigation, including from President Donald Trump, who on the same show last week contended that Mueller was “very, very good friends” with fired FBI director James Comey and characterized that relationship as “very bothersome.” Republicans have also raised conflict-of-interest concerns by noting that some lawyers on Mueller’s investigative team have previously contributed to Democratic candidates, though federal law and department policy does not permit the special counsel to take into consideration the political affiliations of a potential hire. Sessions said he was hopeful the investigation would conclude sooner than later, a point White House staff has repeatedly made, and he did suggest that questions about the composition of Mueller’s staff could be fair game. “We expect integrity from every person involved in this investigation. Mr. Mueller is entitled, lawfully, I guess, at this point, to hire who he desires,” Sessions said, “but I think he should look for people who have strength and credibility by all people.” Mueller was appointed FBI director by Republican President George W. Bush and held the position for 12 years. (AP)

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          (Greensboro) 6.8 SPC AR15 - $ 650   
This is a Palmetto State 6.8 SPC upper and lower. It has a magpul handguard and a fixed stock. It comes with two 10 round mags and two 25 round mags, as well as 200 rounds of Federal 90 grain Gold Dots. The rifle shoots 1MOA with these rounds. The riser is from where I had a scope mounted on it. This is a great rifle to hunt with or just as a fun one to have around. Make me an offer.
          Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe Under Federal Investigation   
This DIMocrat in disguise should at the least RESIGN or Trump needs to fire him ASAP. Do you think President Trump below is reason enough? STOP your freaking Tweeting all hours of the morning and start doing what you got … Continue reading
           Key US inflation measure declines in May    
The Federal Reserve's preferred measure of inflation retreated in May, casting further doubt on the chances for another interest rate increase this year,...
          Humberto 1º al 800, San Telmo, Capital Federal   
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5 dormitorios 176 m² 35.988 $/m² balcón terraza
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          Avenida Álvarez Thomas 900 - Colegiales - Capital Federal   
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          Venta PH 3 Ambientes c/Patio & Terraza - Flores, Capital Federal.   
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Se trata de un PH de 3 ambientes, al frente, con entrada independiente. Hall de entrada, living, 2 dormitorios, baño completo y toilette. cocina comedor con muebles completos, patio al frente y patio al contrafrente cerrado. Sótano de 4x4,...
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          Trump Isn’t Draining the Swamp, He’s Drowning Diplomacy   
Trump and the GOP Congress have plans to decimate the entire federal workforce, and they're starting with the State Department.
          KeyBank to Provide a Total of $7.3 Million in Financing for Estee Senior Apartments in Upstate NY   

KeyBank’s Community Development Lending & Investment (CDLI) team will provide a total of $7.3 million in financing to Liberty Affordable Housing, Inc. to support the new construction of 37 energy efficient affordable housing units for seniors ages 55 or older in Gloversville, NY. Specifically, KeyBank will provide a $2.6 million construction loan and up to $4.7 million in LIHTC equity financing.

“KeyBank values helping clients and communities thrive by providing quality affordable housing in neighborhoods across the country,” said Rob Likes, national manager of KeyBank’s CDLI team. “We are inspired by the opportunity to serve seniors in Gloversville, NY, by partnering with Liberty Affordable Housing, Inc. to develop new and critical housing options for seniors.”

Estee Senior Apartments will replace a blighted former school building in a central business district. Eight of the 37 units will provide rental assistance to households earning up to 50% AMI; ten units will target households earning up to 50% AMI and 19 units will target households earning up to 60% AMI. Six units will be set aside for elderly and frail individuals or individuals with disabilities who are veterans. The complex will be managed by CRM Rental Management, Inc.

“We are committed to providing all of our neighbors with excellent affordable housing options,” said Davis G. Yohe, executive director of Liberty Affordable Housing, Inc. “We are thrilled to bring Estee Senior Apartments to Gloversville through our partnership with KeyBank, and believe it will positively and meaningfully impact the neighborhood.”

Residents with special needs will have access to supportive services through the Resource Center for Independent Living, (RCIL) and Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, Inc. (NABA) and the Fulton County Office for Aging/Youth.

The project is one part of the Gloversville Comprehensive Plan, a significant neighborhood revitalization effort by local government that responds to housing needs among low- to moderate-income families.

“Our team is dedicated to making transformational change in the communities where we live and work,” added Lynne Callis-Wilson, senior relationship manager on KeyBank’s CDLI team who arranged the financing along with Victoria O’Brien. “We are passionate about this work, and committed to seeing through the development of new, green and affordable units here in Gloversville.”

The financing was made possible by an allocation of LIHTCs from New York State Housing and Community Renewal.

About Key Community Development Lending and Investment

KeyBank Community Development Lending and Investment (CDLI) helps fulfill Key’s purpose to help clients and communities thrive by financing projects that stabilize and revitalize communities. Experts in complex tax credit lending and investing, Key is one of a handful of affordable housing lenders in the country with a platform that brings together balance sheet, equity, and permanent loan offerings. CDLI has a substantial investment and loan portfolio worth more than $2 billion, 90% of which is Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects. For its ability to lend to, invest in, and serve its communities –especially low-to-moderate income communities – KeyBank has earned eight consecutive “Outstanding” ratings on the Community Reinvestment Act exam, from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

About KeyCorp

KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion at March 31, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.

About Liberty Affordable Housing Inc. (LAH)

LAH is a not-for-profit organization founded in March 2002 to acquire and develop affordable housing primarily for low income seniors and families. In addition to developing affordable housing, LAH has also assumed ownership interest in four additional properties which utilize Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment programs and other federal and state housing programs for low-income persons and families. Since inception, LAH has successfully completed 19 preservation and new construction projects (15 acquisition/rehab and 4 new construction) totaling 2,749 units. Projects range from 33 to 292 units including both family and senior projects.


          Policía Federal decomisa tres mil pastillas en el Aeropuerto Ponciano Arriaga   
Policía Federal asegura más de tres mil pastillas de medicamento controlado y un arma corta en empresa de mensajería en San Luis Potosí Elementos de la Policía Federal pertenecientes a la División de Seguridad Regional al efectuar inspecciones en empresas de paquetería en el Aeropuerto Internacional de San Luis Potosí, aseguraron en dos acciones distintas, ...
          About those changes to a Cory Gardner story at The Denver Post   
On a day last week when news was changing quickly about a potential new federal health care law that would affect millions of people and one sixth of […]
          Imputaron al ministro Caputo por endeudar al país durante 100 años   
El fiscal federal Juan Pedro Zoni imputó hoy al ministro de Finanzas por la emisión de un bono a cien años que podría haber implicado “conductas delictivas en perjuicio de la Administracion Publica Nacional”. En su escrito, Zoni le pide al juez federal Ariel Lijo que abra la causa para investigar la operatoria y realizar […]
          Trial Of Former Pilot Executives Could Take Up To 6 Weeks   
The complexity of a federal fraud case involving Pilot, owned by the family of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, could cause the trial to take up to 6 weeks.
          O Brasil está de brincandeira   

Hoje pela manhã o jornalista carioca, Bernardo Mello Franco fez a seguinte publicação:

O comentário estava diretamente ligado a uma notícia da Folha, com o testemunho de um pai revoltado porque a filha poderia perder a viagem programada para o exterior, pela falta de papel para imprimir passaportes, culpa do governo federal.

Essa notícia sofreu imediato ataque de uma parte dos leitores que acredita que existem coisas mais importantes para se preocupar nesse momento no Brasil.

Em meio a tantos xingamentos vi um desabafo que vou compartilhar com vocês, ajuda a pensar no que estamos fazendo  nas redes sociais e em nossas vidas, segue:

Muito bem, um pouco de compaixão não faz mal pra ninguém!


          6/30/2017: CANADA: Pesticide effect on bees has officials buzzing   

Amajor new study conducted in Ontario and Quebec corn fields has found that neonicotinoids, a widelyused and controversial class of pesticides, hurt the health of honey bees, and comes as provincial, federal and international regulators wrestle with...
          6/30/2017: CANADA: Military contractor’s website has been hacked   
OTTAWA— A contracting company that does millions of dollars in business with Canada’s federal government and military agencies has been hacked, the Star has learned. Valcom Consulting confirmed Thursday morning that its website was recently defaced,...
          Bummer: Los Federales To Target Relatives Who Bring Kids Illegally   
Fear!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (ABC News)  The Trump administration plans to arrest parents and other relatives who authorities believe smuggled their children into the United States, a move immigrant advocates said would send a wave of fear through vulnerable communities. A new “surge initiative” aims to dismantle human smuggling operations, including identifying and arresting the adult sponsors of […]
          Trump's Labor Dept wants salary to count on overtime rule   

The Labor Department said Friday it wants salary level to count in deciding who is eligible for overtime pay. But it's holding off setting the maximum pay a worker can get and still qualify.

That's according to a brief filed by the Trump administration in federal court in New Orleans in a case...


          Prezidentė Strasbūre pagerbs H. Kohlio atminimą   
Penktadienis, birželio 30 d. (Vilnius). Lietuvos Respublikos Prezidentė Dalia Grybauskaitė rytoj, liepos 1 d., Europos Parlamente Strasbūre dalyvaus iškilmingoje ceremonijoje, skirtoje buvusiam Vokietijos Federaliniam Kancleriui ir Europos garbės piliečiui Helmutui Kohliui pagerbti. Ilgametis Vokietijos vyriausybės vadovas ir vienas įtakingiausių Europos bei Pasaulio politikų mirė birželio 16 dieną. Jo atminimui pagerbti rengiama pirmoji valstybinė Europos Sąjungos […]
          House GOP backs bills to crack down on illegal immigration; Trump hails passage   

Warning of threats to public safety and national security, the Republican-led House on Thursday approved two bills to crack down on illegal immigration, a key priority for President Donald Trump.

One bill would strip federal dollars from self-proclaimed "sanctuary" cities that shield residents...


          The cost of Black America   
If you are a white American, over the course of your lifetime the federal government will, on average and on your behalf, transfer $384,109 of your wealth and income to a single black individual.

According to the data derived from the 2014 federal budget, the average annual net tax/benefit broke down as follows:
  • White: -$2,795
  • Black: +$10,016
Over the course of an average 79-year lifespan, a white individual contributes a net $220,805 to the system, whereas over the course of an average 75-year lifespan, a black individual receives a net $751,200. However, since there are 4.6 times more whites than blacks in the USA, the black share has to be divided among the various contributors to sort out a one-to-one comparison.

So, the net cost to the average White American of the average Black American is $384,109. Married? That's $768,218. Got 2 kids? That's $1,536,436. 4 kids? Now we're talking $2,304,654 lifetime.

Diversity is expensive. Now you understand why you won't have much of an inheritance to leave to your children. Do you really think it's worth it? And then, those natural conservatives to the south, the Hispanics, will surely improve the situation, right? After all, immigration helps the economy! Well, not so much.
  • Hispanic: +7,298
In fact, because there are more Hispanics in the USA than Blacks, Hispanics are already a bigger cumulative net drain on the economy, $411,950,000,000 to $389,710,000,000. Needless to say, the ongoing demographic change from a predominantly white society to a less productive, less white one can be expected to have even more serious negative effects on the long-term economic prospects of the United States that it already has.

To quote the original author: "The negative fiscal impact of blacks and hispanics is significant. All of this discussion of a “national debt” and “deficit” is primarily of function of blacks and hispanics. Without them, we would be running budget surpluses today, even when keeping the military the same size."
          Report: More than half of hate crimes in U.S. go unreported   

The majority of hate crimes experienced by U.S. residents over a 12-year period were not reported to police, according to a new federal report released Thursday that stoked advocates' concerns about ongoing tensions between law enforcement and black and Latino communities.

More than half of the...


          Trump plans FCC nomination, providing crucial vote to reverse net neutrality rules   

President Trump intends to nominate Brendan Carr, a former aide to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, to fill the final open seat at the agency and provide a crucial vote to reverse tough net neutrality rules.

Carr, currently the FCC’s general counsel, would fill a Republican...


          All-Clear for Big Banks Raises Fears of a Return to Risk   
The Federal Reserve’s passing grade for all 34 institutions, the first all-clear since tests began, will have major consequences. The first: Surging bank stocks.
          Comment on How To Build An Online Store With Shopify In 2017 by khelo365   
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          Andrews Federal Receives America Saves Designation of Savings...   

Award presented to financial institutions that make extraordinary efforts to encourage saving during America Saves Week/Military Saves Week.

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

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          Stock market opens higher as Wall Street looks to wrap volatile week in the green   

U.S. stocks on Friday climbed and a selloff in bonds subsided somewhat, as a report on inflation and spending came in weaker than expected. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.5% at 21,371, the S&P 500 index gained 0.4% at 2,429, while the Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 0.3% at 6,165. Friday's moves follow a downdraft for equities in the previous session, underpinned by selling in technology shares , more than offsetting gains in the financial sector . Among corporate news, shares of Nike Inc. climbed and was buoying the Dow, after the sportswear giant late Thursday posted better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales. Meanwhile, government bond-yields looked to stabilize in early trade after spiking throughout the week on investor fears that global central bankers would put an end to easy-money policies, which have supported bond prices and pushed yields to record lows. The 10-year Treasury note was at 2.27% in recent trade. Prices move inversely to yields. On the data front, a consumer report early Friday showed the Federal Reserve's preferred inflation gauge, the price index for personal-consumption expenditures, fell 0.1% in May from the prior month while personal consumption expenditures increased a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in May from the prior month, the Commerce Department said. Friday's action caps a bumpy week for equities and closes out the month, quarter and first half of 2017.

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          Crise política ameaça reduzir o efeito fiscal da reforma da Previdência a menos da metade   
Quando a reforma da Previdência foi aprovada por três quintos dos deputados da comissão especial da Câmara, em 3 de maio, a expectativa do governo (e de parte do mercado) era a de que a proposta...

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          Cristian Preda: Nu înțeleg de unde a ieșit mitul că mai multă coerență a UE în apărare ar slăbi NATO   
Europarlamentarul Cristian Preda crede că scenariul cel mai probabil după care va evolua Uniunea Europeană este o combinație între idealul federalist și Europa cu mai multe viteze.
          CNMP publica regra que obriga cotas para negros em concursos do MP   
Foi publicada nesta quinta-feira (29/6) norma que reserva para negros 20% das vagas oferecidas nos concursos públicos para cargos efetivos de todo o Ministério Público. A Resolução 170/2017, aprovada...

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          Gratificação de função retirada de empregado de empresa pública após 13 anos deve voltar a ser paga   
Um empregado de empresa pública da União obteve na Justiça do Trabalho o direito de voltar a receber a gratificação por desempenho de função que recebeu por mais de 13 anos e que foi recentemente...

<strong>Leia mais no <a href="http://www.servidorfederal.com/" target="_blank"> Portal do Servidor Federal</a>.</strong>
          Agente de correios conquista na justiça transferência a pedido   
O Tribunal Regional do Trabalho da 8ª Região (AP e PA) determinou que a Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos (ECT) transfira, imediatamente, uma de suas servidoras para uma das unidades da...

<strong>Leia mais no <a href="http://www.servidorfederal.com/" target="_blank"> Portal do Servidor Federal</a>.</strong>
          Protestos contra reformas ocorrem em todos os estados e no DF   
Nesta sexta-feira (30), cidades de todos os estados e o Distrito Federal tiveram protestos contra as reformas trabalhista e da Previdência, propostas pelo governo de Michel Temer. Os atos foram...

<strong>Leia mais no <a href="http://www.servidorfederal.com/" target="_blank"> Portal do Servidor Federal</a>.</strong>
          National Guard unit supports local, state, federal agencies   
While most South Dakota Army National Guard units focus their yearly training on missions for a combat theater, one aviation unit is honing its skills to support homeland security.
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          Governo liga pagamento de bônus para servidores a licenças ambientais   
No momento em que o Congresso Nacional discute regras para flexibilizar a emissão de licenças ambientais e reduções de florestas protegidas, o Ministério do Meio Ambiente (MMA) publicou uma portaria...

<strong>Leia mais no <a href="http://www.servidorfederal.com/" target="_blank"> Portal do Servidor Federal</a>.</strong>
          Ministérios se preparam para as manifestações   
Já começaram os preparativos em Brasília para as manifestações desta sexta-feira (30). No Ministério da Integração Nacional, tática de guerra: estão levantando tapumes para proteger as vidraças....

<strong>Leia mais no <a href="http://www.servidorfederal.com/" target="_blank"> Portal do Servidor Federal</a>.</strong>
          Prazo de licença-adotante não pode ser inferior ao da licença-gestante   
O Conselho da Justiça Federal (CJF) decidiu, por maioria de votos, que o prazo da licença-adotante concedido a servidoras não deve ser inferior ao da licença à gestante, que é de 180 dias, já...

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          Funcionário de estatal cedido ao governo terá que cumprir teto constitucional   
O ministro do Planejamento, Dyogo Oliveira, afirmou nesta quinta-feira (29) que está sendo preparado um decreto que vai limitar ao teto constitucional os ganhos de funcionários de estatais cedidos ao...

<strong>Leia mais no <a href="http://www.servidorfederal.com/" target="_blank"> Portal do Servidor Federal</a>.</strong>
          Conselho nega reposicionamento de ocupantes do cargo de Artífice de Nível Auxiliar   
O Conselho da Justiça Federal (CJF) negou, por unanimidade, o pedido de providências do Sindicato dos Trabalhadores do Poder Judiciário Federal no Estado de Minas Gerais (SITRAEMG) para estender aos...

<strong>Leia mais no <a href="http://www.servidorfederal.com/" target="_blank"> Portal do Servidor Federal</a>.</strong>
          Exoneração de servidores estáveis volta ao debate   
A proposta (PLS 116/2017 – Complementar) que autoriza a demissão de servidor público por insuficiência de desempenho volta a ser mencionada no Congresso Nacional. O senador Hélio José (PMDB-DF),...

<strong>Leia mais no <a href="http://www.servidorfederal.com/" target="_blank"> Portal do Servidor Federal</a>.</strong>
          Governo prepara caça aos supersalários   
O Ministério do Planejamento prepara um decreto para regulamentar o pagamento de salários para empregados de estatais cedidos ao Executivo Federal. A pasta quer limitar os vencimentos ao teto...

<strong>Leia mais no <a href="http://www.servidorfederal.com/" target="_blank"> Portal do Servidor Federal</a>.</strong>
          Pedido de vista adia votação de proposta que regulamenta negociação coletiva no setor público   
Um pedido de vista conjunto dos deputados André Figueiredo, Daniel Almeida, Daniel Vilela e Wolney Queiroz adiou para semana que vem a votação do Projeto de Lei (PL) 3831/2015, de autoria do senador...

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          Servidores prometem parar na sexta-feira   
A paralisação e os atos públicos contra as reformas trabalhista e da Previdência marcados para a próxima sexta-feira, 30, vão unir diversas categorias fortes de trabalhadores, como bancários,...

<strong>Leia mais no <a href="http://www.servidorfederal.com/" target="_blank"> Portal do Servidor Federal</a>.</strong>
          NIGERIA: What is restructuring?   

GENERAL Ibrahim BabangidaI will strongly advocate for devolution of powers to the extent that more responsibilities be given to the states while the Federal Government is vested with the responsibility to oversee our foreign policy, defence, and economy. Even the idea of having Federal roads in towns and cities has become outdated and urgently needs revisiting. That means we need to tinker with our constitution to accommodate new thoughts that will strengthen our nationality.

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          CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union's Home Run Reading Challenge Encourages Literacy, Financial Education with Cash Rewards   

CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union is encouraging youth to read and learn about responsible money management this summer. Through the Home Run Reading Challenge, youth will be able to earn money for reading books about personal finance. -   - CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union provides a list of personal finance-related books for children ages 3 to 12. Parents can then download a reading log, have their child complete it and return it to CommonWealth One by August 31, 2017. -   - Partici...

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          PAYROLL BLOG: WHAT IS PAYROLL TAX?   

Payroll tax is taxation scheme based on Australian State and Territory and it works in Australia. It’s all calculations are self analyzed. Fringe benefits, superannuation and wages are important points for its calculations. Each territory and state has set a percentage value which is important in calculation, along with the specific threshold for the taxation to be payable. In every July an annual reconciliation is performed for the receptive fiscal year in which this ratio and threshold value is indexed bi-annually or annually payments that are made to the different office employers monthly. In simple words this tax has been imposed on the salaries of employees and it’s also called payroll service Australia.

Shifting from federal to state government

In 1941, federal government started funding …


          Governo federal e PNUD reforçam compromisso com implementação da Agenda 2030   
A Secretaria de Governo da Presidência da República, a Agência Brasileira de Cooperação e o Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD) assinaram na quinta-feira (29) documento que institui a nova fase do Projeto Brasil ODS 2030. Até 2020, estão previstos investimentos de 18 milhões de dólares no Projeto Brasil ODS 2030, sendo que 6,1 milhões de dólares já foram implementados em iniciativas para o alcance da Agenda 2030. Os recursos vêm de empresas estatais parceiras e bancos públicos de fomento.
          Universidade Federal de Santa Maria promove curso sobre migração e refúgio para servidores públicos   
Na semana em que se celebrou o Dia Mundial do Refugiado, lembrado em 20 de junho, a Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM) ofereceu na quarta-feira (21) uma capacitação em direitos humanos para servidores públicos que atuam na cidade. Curso “Migração, Refúgio e Políticas Públicas” reuniu funcionários de todos os níveis de governo e contou com a participação de refugiados, migrantes e brasileiros que moram no município. Iniciativa terá continuidade em julho.
          Projeto da ONU apoia reabilitação de jovens em conflito com a lei no Brasil   
Desde 2015, o Escritório das Nações Unidas de Serviços para Projetos (UNOPS) oferece assistência técnica ao governo federal para a construção e atualização arquitetônica de unidades socioeducativas em conformidade com as leis internacionais e nacionais de defesa dos direitos da criança e do adolescente e aos padrões do Sistema Nacional de Atendimento Socioeducativo (SINASE). Até o momento, foram inauguradas cinco unidades: duas nas cidades de Sobral e Juazeiro (CE) e outras três em Anápolis (GO), Parnamirim (RN), João Pessoa (PB), em um total de 306 vagas. A expectativa é de que até o fim de 2018 o número total de vagas atinja 900, segundo o gerente de projetos do UNOPS, Jack Camelq.
          CURMUDGUCATION: Why Your ESSA Plan Is Nonsense   
CURMUDGUCATION: Why Your ESSA Plan Is Nonsense:

Why Your ESSA Plan Is Nonsense


At EdWeek, Andrew Ujifusa offers an explanation. In "Here's Why You Can't Understand Your State's New Plan for Education" he points the finger at jargon and offers some rather fun analytics for education argle-bargle. The top four bits of balonial verbage are, in descending order, stakeholder, engagement, professional development, and needs assessment. 

Yes, this can only end well
Ujifusa breaks down the nature of the nonsense in your state's ESSA plan, but he doesn't really address the cause. But at this juncture, it's useful to remember why ESSA plans will be just as much jelly-filled fluffernuttery as oh, so, many government-drafted educational master plans before them.

It's not complicated. Master Plans for Education, both Great and Small, are almost always nonsense because they are written by bureaucrats, not educators.

Imagine military strategy and tactics being written by people who have no military training and who have never set foot on a battlefield. Imagine a plan for manufacture and assembly of widgets concocted by someone who has never used, built or worked on a widget. Imagine someone holding the highest office in the land who had no concept of how any of the policies or functions under his control actually work.

That's where we have been with education for decades. On the state and federal level we consistently find bureaucrats overseeing education who don't really know what they're talking about. Their knowledge and understanding of actual education is second, third or fourth hand. Sometimes it's no hands-- just made up out of whatever they come up with in their own little heads.

So they come up with policies that sound good, or that are birthed by the committee process (it's 
CURMUDGUCATION: Why Your ESSA Plan Is Nonsense:


           Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great + Legislature to Pass Budget Today - Seattle Schools Community Forum   
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great:

Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great

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From Education Week:

Bradley Shear is a lawyer who focuses on digital privacy and social media. 
He's also the father of two elementary-aged children who attend the public schools in Maryland's Montgomery County. 

A little over a year ago, Shear says, the focus of his professional life became an intensely personal concern, as well.

"I got a phone call from my son's teacher, who said he had performed an internet search for inappropriate content on a school-issued Chromebook," Shear said in an interview. "It got me thinking about all the data being collected about kids, and whether it will ever be deleted.
From Shear's blog, Shear on Social Media Law:

Every time our kids may be admonished for talking out of turn or texting in class they may receive a permanent demerit in Class Dojo.  In the near future, classrooms may be filled with cameras and other tracking technologies that also analyze our kids every interaction with their teachers and class mates. This is not some type of crazy prediction; in China, this Orwellian future is already a reality.

Multiple companies in the educational technology space have intentionally misled students, parents, teachers, administrators, and lawmakers about how they are using the personal data they are collecting about our kids in school. For example, Google was caught intentionally scanning student emails for advertising and other troubling purposes despite prior promises it was not.  ConnectEDU tried to sell personal student data for profit when it went bankrupt despite promising not to do so.* Edmodo, another educational technology company, was recently caught surreptitiously tracking students online to monetize their web surfing habits despite promises to the contrary.

As a parent and privacy advocate, I have come to the realization that more 
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Legislature to Pass Budget Today

 I was actually going to give you all kinds of links and updates but here's all you really need to know - the Dems caved, schools will not be fully-funded and property-rich areas will pay for most of the increases. 


Schools will get $7.3B more over the next four years.  This is not enough and is likely to not pass judicial muster for fully funding schools.  After this budget is passed, the Supreme Court will review the part that addresses McCleary and allow the plaintiffs to give their thoughts.  Any ruling on this issue would probably come at the end of the summer.

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Last year, McCleary plaintiffs said $5.6 billion needed just for next school year. $7.3b over 4 years won't cut it 

- Property taxes will go up in Seattle/King County - by a lot. 
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Rough numbers, Seattle will see $440/yr increase in property taxes for average house, Ranker says
-There will be a cap on the per dollar amount that local levies can ask for.

From Representative Zack Hutchins:
Initiative 1351
Staffing enrichments provided in the prototypical funding formula under Initiative 1351 are recodified in a different chapter of the RCWs. If additional staffing units are funded in future operating budgets, those units will then become a part of basic education.

Accountability
By 2019-20, school districts must provide separate accounting of state and local revenues and expenditures data. The State Auditor must conduct regular financial audits to ensure districts are using local revenues in compliance with this act. 

Categorical programs
·         Career and Technical Education and Skills Center Programs’ class sizes reduced
·         Highly Capable Program allocation increased from 2.314 to 5 percent of a district’s enrollment
·         Additional Learning Assistance Program allocation for high poverty schools
·         Special Education allocation increased from 12.7 to 13.5 percent of a district’s enrollment
·         Increased Transitional Bilingual Program instruction in middle and high schools by two hours

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Joe O'Sullivan
Another tax change in deal: B&O tax rate for all manufacturing comes down to Boeing's preferential rate, Ranker says. 

Because much of the McCleary plan doesn't kick in for some time, Billig said lawmakers can tweak things if problems w/ plan.

On the public not being able to weigh in or even see the real actual budget in a timely manner:

Melissa Santos
 Lawmakers June Robinson and Dan Kristiansen are telling me public has had time to vet much of budget through past proposals

Tim Eyman
Mega-victories on the final budget deal - what's NOT in it is our biggest success
No income tax. No new capital gains tax.  No new carbon tax.  No increases in business taxes. 
Legislature to Pass Budget Today

          Trump’s proposed cuts to education funding creates friction in charter school community | EdSource   
Trump’s proposed cuts to education funding creates friction in charter school community | EdSource:

Trump's proposed cuts to education funding creates friction in charter school community


his should be a time of celebration for charter school advocates. Both President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have focused their education agenda on providing parents with more choices, which include charter schools. The number of charter schools continues to grow, with nearly 3,000 charter schools enrolling nearly 3 million students nationally.
But instead, Trump’s and DeVos’ endorsement of charter schools is driving a wedge between traditional allies and is threatening to undermine the bipartisan support charter schools have received almost throughout the quarter century since they emerged on the education landscape.
In a remarkably frank speech earlier this month, Nina Rees, president of the National Alliance of Charter Schools, acknowledged at her organization’s annual conference in Washington D.C. that “the Trump administration’s policies have put us in a difficult spot.”
The difficulty, she explained, is that the Trump administration is proposing a $168 million increase in funding for the Charter Schools Program, on top of the current level of $333 million, while at the same time cutting other education funding. Most of the charter program funds are used to help new charter schools get off the ground.  Trump is also proposing adding $1 billion to the Title 1 program for low-income students to allow parents to send their children to any public school of their choice, which could include charter schools.
However, Trump’s budget also includes massive cuts to federal education programs — some $9.2 billion from the current level of $68 billion in federal K-12 education Trump’s proposed cuts to education funding creates friction in charter school community | EdSource:


          Friday News Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all   
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all:

Friday News Diane Ravitch's blog
A site to discuss better education for all







Civil Rights Activists Outraged by Trump Choice to Lead Civil Rights Division at Justice Department

The key job in the federal government in terms of civil rights enforcement is the leader of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. Trump has selected Eric Dreiband, who has represented numerous clients accused of violating civil rights laws. Activists are outraged. The selection of Dreiband is in keeping with 

Los Angeles Times: Cheerleading for Privatization and the Trum-DeVos Agenda

The Los Angeles Times editorial board published an editorial today chastising the California Teachers Association for resisting privatization of public education via charters. I assume that this editorial was in no way influenced by Eli Broad, who subsidizes the Times’ education coverage, which is a blatant 

We Lost a Dear Friend of Public Libraries and Public Schools: Joan Kramer of Los Angeles

Joan Kramer, a hero of public libraries, public education, and the common good, died a few days ago. Joan was a hero to all who knew and loved her. This is a tribute from some of her friends who knew her well. Here she is testifying before 

Big Oil Sells Fossil-Fuel Love to Children in Elementary Schools

This is an alarming story, prepared by the Center for Public Integrity. . Teaching materials are being distributed by the fossil fuel industry to elementary schools. It begins: “Jennifer Merritt’s first-graders at Jefferson Elementary School in 

National Education Policy Center: New Research on Virtual Charter Schools

The National Education Policy Center has released new research on virtual charter schools that shows variation among those in different states, though all have poor academic results: Key Takeaway: Case studies from the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute suggest that policymakers should prioritize understanding and improving virtual school performance before permitting further growth Pre
Nancy E. Bailey: Beware! Computer Instruction is NOT Inclusion!

Nancy E. Bailey writes here about current efforts to put children with disabilities on a computer and call it “personalized learning” and “inclusion.” It is neither. “Personalized learning must not be mistaken for inclusion. The reality is that it’s student isolation! “Inclusion is generally defined as the action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure. Doing school
Montana Teacher: Questions About AP Courses

This comment by a reader called amontana Teacger continues a discussion of the value of AP courses. My observation: AP courses are a big money-maker for the College Board, which on its face is nonprofit, but aggressively pursues opportunities to generate revenues, like claiming that access to AP courses promotes equity. Other posts are here and here . Montana Teacher writes: “Thank you for all of
Tomorrow Is My Birthday!

Tomorrow I will be 79! My older sister says that it’s all downhill from here, but I’m not going anywhere, not without raising a ruckus. Carol Burris has created a giant birthday card for me. I hope you will consider signing it. https://networkforpubliceducation.org/2017/06/help-wish-diane-happy-birthday/ This will be the first time in my life that I ever asked anyone to sign a birthday card that
Urgent Note to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan: Hands Off Our Schools and Our Children!

Education Week reports on the plans of billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan to redesign American education. They have launched something called the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative–or CZI Initiative–to carry out their plan for “personalized learning”‘( I.e., “depersonalized learning”) to remake education into whatever they think in their limited experience is best. They have hired J
June 30: Join Student Data Deletion Day!

Today is the first Student Data Deletion Day. This is a parent’s response to the obscene amounts of personal data collected about every child. Why do they do it? Because they can, and because you let them. Please open to see the many links. As usual, this is an excerpt: “Our K-12 public schools are collecting an enormous amount of data about our kids that will pre-determine whether their dream sc

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Phyllis Bush: Facing Cancer Head On, with Humor and Determination

My dear friend and ally, Phyllis Bush, started a blog to write about her experience with cancer, which she insists on calling cancer schmanzer. She is feeling better . She is cleaning closets. She is ready for the fight for her life. Phyllis keeps me informed about the corporate and billionaire funded effort to destroy public education in Indiana. She is a fighter. She is a founding board member
Rachael Stickland testifies before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy:

RACHAEL STICKLAND TESTIFIES BEFORE THE U.S. HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Parent Coalition for Student Privacy co-chair Rachael Stickland was invited to testify before the U.S. House Education & the Workforce Committee’s Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education at a hearing entitled “Exploring Opportunities to Strengthen Education Research While Protecting Student Privacy.” Rachael testified at a similar hearing in March 2016.
The Subcommittee’s press release can be viewed here and Rachael’s full testimony can be found here (and below).
Webcast of the hearing can be viewed here:
For articles about the hearing, please visit the following:
AACROA, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
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Politico Morning Education
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Education Week by Sarah D. Sparks
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 Rachael Stickland testifies before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy:
          Trump's Labor Department wants salary level to determine whether workers receive overtime   

The Labor Department said Friday it wants salary level to count in deciding who is eligible for overtime pay. But it's holding off setting the maximum pay a worker can get and still qualify for overtime.

That's according to a brief filed by the Trump administration in federal court in New Orleans...


          July 4th and Federal Employees   
July 4th is when we celebrate Independence Day. Here is how we arrived at celebrating July 4th as a national holiday and how federal employees are paid.
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          Chicago police, federal officials to announce gun violence 'strike force' on eve of July 4th weekend - Washington Post   

Washington Post

Chicago police, federal officials to announce gun violence 'strike force' on eve of July 4th weekend
Washington Post
The Chicago police and federal authorities announced Friday an effort aimed at cracking down on gun crimes in the violence-plagued city. Officials say this effort will combine police officers, state troopers, federal agents and state and federal ...
Chicago police, feds team up on new effort to curb violenceCBS News
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          Jury finds United States can seize Iran-linked office tower   
A jury in New York on Thursday found that the U.S. government can seize a Manhattan office building from a nonprofit foundation accused of violating U.S. sanctions against Iran. The jury in a Manhattan federal court said the Alavi Foundation, majority owner of an office tower at 650 Fifth Avenue, knew that its partner and the building's minority owner, Assa Corp, was a front for Iran, and helped conceal the fact. Jurors said the government had proven that the property was involved in or traceable to money laundering. The government wanted to seize the 36-story building, which could be worth nearly $1 billion, to benefit people with legal judgments against Iran relating to bombings and other attacks. "In this trial, 650 Fifth Avenue’s secret was laid bare for all to see," said Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim in Manhattan, whose office represented the government. "On behalf of all of our clients, we are extremely pleased with the decision and the verdict handed down today," said
          Florida eases private flood insurance purchasing regulations   
Starting next week, Floridians might have an easier time purchasing flood insurance in the private market. Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a measure (HB 813) this week that will make changes in Florida’s regulation of privately sold flood insurance, with the goal of streamlining some of these procedures. The changes take effect July 1. Most flood insurance policies across the country are sold under the National Flood Insurance Program. This federal program was created after most insurers stopped offering flood coverage in the 1960s and 1970s. Rising costs for federal flood policies in the past decade have led some private insurers to re-enter flood markets, and Florida authorized private insurers to sell their own flood policies in 2014. Some of these policies are surplus lines insurance policies, those purchased from out-of-state insurers whose policies can be sold in Florida only under certain circumstances. The new law will extend an exemption simplifying the
          Member Services Representative - Pier 121 Marina - Lewisville, TX   
In addition to federal law requirements, Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in... $13 - $15 an hour
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          U.S. Fed gives a nod on capital plans for all 34 reviewed banks   
The Federal Reserve Board has completed its review of capital planning practices as the nation's largest banks and said it did not object to the capital plans of all 34 bank holding companies participating in the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR). However, the Fed asked Capital One Financial Corporation to address weaknesses in its capital planning process and resubmit its capital plan by the end of 2017. All 34 firms that did not receive formal objections will be able to make capital distributions such as stock buybacks or dividend payments without first seeking Federal Reserve authorization. CCAR, in its seventh year, evaluates the capital planning processes and capital adequacy of the largest U.S.-based bank holding companies, including the firms' planned capital actions such as dividend payments and share buybacks. Strong capital levels act as a cushion to absorb losses and help ensure that banking organizations have the ability to lend to households and businesses
          Ex-State Street executive pleads guilty in U.S. fraud case   
A former State Street Corp executive pleaded guilty on Wednesday in connection with what U.S. prosecutors said was a scheme to defraud six clients through secret commissions on billions of dollars worth of trades. Edward Pennings, a former senior managing director in State Street's London office, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to one count of conspiring to commit wire fraud and securities fraud, prosecutors said. Pennings is one of three former State Street executives to face U.S. charges in connection with the probe. The Boston-based bank in January to agree to pay $64.6 million to resolve related U.S. criminal and civil investigations. A lawyer for Pennings, who lives in Britain, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A second former executive, Richard Boomgaardt, who lives in Britain and was head of State Street's transition management desk for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is expected to plead guilty on July 12, according to court records. The
          BREAKINGVIEWS: Foreign banks get U.S. stress-test cheat sheet   
Big foreign bankers looking to make their fortunes in America have just been given a convenient cheat sheet for appeasing U.S. bank regulators. The top domestic U.S. banks passed the Federal Reserve’s annual checkup, including the so-called qualitative portion that has tripped them up before. International players like Barclays and Deutsche Bank, who have to take the exam next year, have a useful guide to follow. For the first time since instituting the exams after the 2008 financial crisis, the Fed didn’t object to the dividend payment or share buyback plans of any of the 34 banks that disrobed for regulators. Twenty-one institutions did get a break and were exempt from the tougher qualitative portion of the exam, where watchdogs evaluate operational risk. The 13 banks that were part of this round also passed, although Capital One has to resubmit its capital plan to address certain weaknesses. While U.S. banks may have gotten the hang of the tests, their foreign rivals will be facing
          Lawsuit over Deutsche Bank's Russia trades dismissed - U.S. judge   
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Deutsche Bank AG of concealing major deficiencies in its anti-money laundering controls, even as it allowed "mirror trades" to launder money out of Russia as part of a $10 billion trading scheme. U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres in Manhattan on Wednesday said investors who bought the German bank's securities in the United States failed to specify how Deutsche Bank materially misled or intended to mislead them about its controls. Though the 158-page complaint offers "evidence that the bank's anti-money laundering and know-your-customer procedures were deficient at identifying the mirror trades, statements concerning the adequacy of the bank's internal controls are not actionable," Torres wrote. The proposed class-action case was brought on behalf of Deutsche Bank investors, led by Andrei Sfiraiala, from Jan. 31, 2013 to July 26, 2016. Their lawyer Jeremy Lieberman said in an email that the investors intend to appeal, and that
          Florida enacts changes for insurers facing insolvency   
Florida is amending its regulatory procedures for handling an insolvent insurer. The bill (HB 837) was signed into law by Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Monday following its passage by the state's legislature in May. The law will amend the process established by Florida law for rehabilitating and liquidating insolvent insurance companies. Under federal law, an insolvent insurer cannot declare bankruptcy, but it can be rehabilitated or liquidated by the state. According to an analysis of the bill from the Florida House, many of the bill's provisions are based on model legislation developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, a regulatory support organization created by insurance regulators from the 50 states. One provision included in the bill establishes the role of the Florida Department of Financial Services to deal with large deductible workers' compensation policies for an insolvent insurer. A larger deductible policy has the insurer pay the claim in full
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          On This Day   
June 30 ...

In 1859 French acrobat Blondin (born Jean Francois Gravelet) crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope as 5,000 spectators watched. In 1906 the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act became law. In 1908 the "Tunguska event" occurred when a meteorite exploded over Siberia, completely leveling about 800 square miles of forest. In 1921 President Harding appointed former President Taft Chief Justice of the United States. In 1934 Adolf Hitler began his "blood purge" of political and military leaders in Germany. In 1936 the novel Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell was published in New York. In 1962 Los Angeles Dodger Hall-of-Famer Sandy Koufax pitched his first no-hitter in a game with the New York Mets. In 1963 Pope Paul VI was crowned the 262nd head of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1971 a Soviet space mission ended in tragedy when three cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 11 were found dead inside their spacecraft after it had returned to Earth; also on this day, the 26th Amendment to the Constitution, lowering the minimum voting age to 18, was ratified when Ohio became the 38th state to approve it. In 1984 John Turner was sworn in as Canada's 17th prime minister, succeeding Pierre Elliott Trudeau. In 1985 39 American hostages from a hijacked TWA jetliner were freed in Beirut after being held 17 days. In 2004 a federal appeals court approved an antitrust settlement Microsoft had negotiated with the Justice Department; also on this day, the Iraqis took legal custody of Saddam Hussein and 11 of his top lieutenants, a first step toward the ousted dictator's expected trial for crimes against humanity; and, after nearly seven years of travel, the international Cassini spacecraft entered Saturn's orbit.
          Trial Date Set for Children’s Climate Lawsuit Against U.S. Government   
The judge also agreed to let the country’s biggest fossil fuel lobbies withdraw from the case, which may shield them from having to turn over documents.

A federal judge has set a trial date for the landmark lawsuit brought by 21 children and young adults over the U.S. government's alleged failure to rein in fossil fuel development and address climate change.

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          Shock: Jeff Sessions Vows to ‘Aggressively’ Pursue Anti-Transgender Hate Crimes – VIDEO   

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has countered concerns from civil rights groups and fellow lawmakers, vowing to aggressively pursue hate crimes against transgender victims. In 2010, Sessions voted against a law that expanded federal hate crimes protec…
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          Trump says Repeal, Replace Later and Self-employed/Small businesses might lose affordable coverage!!!   
Like Trump's comment that took the nations breath away...:


Yet House and Senate Republican plans are getting trashed, not surprisingly, in this most recent poll:



So if Republicans can't prevent 23 million people from losing their health care insurance with a new plan, at least just dump the Affordable Care Act outright?


Dumb doesn't begin to describe taking this kind of chance with 8 percent of the economy. But get a load of what his in-the-tank true believing followers think:
Among Republicans, Trump wouldn't bear the brunt of the blame if Congress is unable to repeal and replace Obamacare. Just 6 percent would blame him, and half said they would blame congressional Democrats. Another 20 percent said they would blame GOP lawmakers.
Of course Republicans are only doing what voters wanted them to do...see graph....

The Senate's Better Care Act adds mind-boggling costly complexity to the U.S. health care system. 

For me, an "all payer system" is simple; every doctor is your doctor, every hospital is your hospital. No bills, no worries ever. .

Waaayyyyyy too easy say Republicans, who want us to spend days, months and years maneuvering through their nightmarish and complicated idea of free market freedom. One idea is so ridiculously convoluted and costly that it numbs the mind, making people join a group formed to manage health policy...seriously?
KFFDotOrg: Association Health Plans for Small Groups and Self-Employed Individuals under the Better Care Reconciliation Act: The Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), includes a provision to create new association health plan options for small employers and self-employed individuals ... the ACA requirement that premiums cannot vary based on health status does not apply in the large group market. Neither does the requirement for policies to cover ten categories of essential health benefits. 

SBHPs would be able to set premiums for small firm and self-employed members based on health and risk status ... However, in the event a covered individual becomes seriously ill or injured, nothing under federal law would prevent the SBHP insurer from raising the premium for that small employer or self-employed individual, even to unaffordable levels. This could lead to premiums in the traditional small group market becoming much higher for employers who need to seek coverage there ... making health insurance less affordable for sick individuals and small groups who would have to rely on them, and potentially not available at all.

          Reeling from Horrifying GOP Health Care Bills? Just wait till you lose your Voting Rights, just around the corner.    
While everyone is still wondering how Republicans could ever seriously fix their health care bills that drop 22 to 23 million Americans with a few more insane amendments, voting rights is about to take a huge hit:
The Republican presidential tactic of crippling agencies you don't like by putting either the incompetent or the actively hostile in charge of them (continues) ... Kris Kobach, the godfather of the national movement to suppress the votes of people the GOP would prefer not to exercise the franchise (was) named as vice-chairman of his Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, a snipe hunt the only apparent purpose of which is maintaining the fiction that masses of people, many of them brown, are gaming our elections. 
Here's the most damning news that might just alert us to specific Republican governors who take the bait:
Kobach wrote a letter to his fellow secretaries of state that left many jaws on the floor. From The Kansas City Star: In a Wednesday letter, Kobach asked the Connecticut secretary of state's office to provide the commission with all publicly available voter roll data, including the full names of all registered voters along with their addresses, dates of birth, the last four digits of their Social Security numbers, voting history and other personal information ... he sent similar letters to election officials in every state. 

Quite simply, any secretary of state who complies with this request is either too stupid to hold the job, or is in sympathy with Kobach's goal of whitewashing the electorate.  Alex Padilla, the Secretary of State for California, said, "California's participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud made by the President, the Vice President, and Mr. Kobach. The President's Commission is a waste of taxpayer money and a distraction from the real threats to the integrity of our elections today: aging voting systems and documented Russian interference in our elections."

Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill was a bit more discreet: "The courts have repudiated his methods on multiple occasions but often after the damage has been done to voters. Given Secretary Kobach's history we find it very difficult to have confidence in the work of this commission."
BREAKING: Scott Walker gives up voter information to Trump's big government demands. Hey, we just had a recount too. All is well?

Wisconsin elections officials said Friday that they'll sell some voter information to a presidential commission investigating election fraud. Administrator Mike Haas issued a statement Friday saying data is available for purchase and the commission must release it to buyers, adding that the commission routinely sells the information to political parties, candidates and researchers. The commission would charge the presidential panel $12,500 for the data.
Having done a lot of research on "the right to vote," I found that despite the guarantee in the 14th, 15th and 19th Amendments...with help from the Voting Rights Act (now destroyed by activist conservative Justices), voting seems to be the least defended squishy right ever. In fact, I could make the argument that women and African Americans were definitely given the right to vote, but anyone else including white guys...nope.

What if Obama did this? Always the best test against hypocritical Republican policy:
As Vanita Gupta points out in that same K.C. Star report, if someone in the Obama administration had made this request, at the very least, there would be a full week of howler monkeys screaming about federalism from every perch in every conservative think-tank in the jungle. At the most, there would be hearing after hearing about the Obama administration's plan to seed thousands of the president's fellow Kenyans in every crucial precinct in Ohio and Florida. What's more important, though, is that the national campaign to roll back voting rights now has reached the highest levels of government, with the blessing of the president* and the president*-in-waiting. This is the final step backwards across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

          Las insólitas contradicciones del spot de Magario por la Policía   
La provincia le entregó 40 patrulleros nuevos, pero la intendente de La Matanza denunció en la tele la discriminación de trato con la Capital Federal, que depende de otro gobierno.
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          Nuevo hallazgo de reliquias nazis: cascos, gorros, cuchillos y medallas   
Al igual que la semana pasada, la Policía Federal realizó otro descubrimiento de elementos del nazismo. Los artículos estaban a la venta en San Telmo.
          Trabajadores de Pepsico levantaron el corte antes de que actúe Gendarmería   
Los empleados despedidos por la multinacional cortaron dos carriles mano a Capital Federal sólo durante una hora.
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          UN agrees to cut peacekeeping budget, a reduction US sought   

The U.N. General Assembly has agreed to a significant cut in the budget for the United Nations' far-flung peacekeeping missions, a reduction the Trump administration fought hard to achieve though it wanted an even larger decrease

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          Searchers’ wounds will be considered at Bergdahl sentencing   

A judge says serious wounds to a soldier and a Navy Seal who searched for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can be used at the sentencing phase of his upcoming trial.

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          Trump says he's sending federal help to Chicago to combat violence   
Chicago's police department personally asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions for additional resources a few months ago
          Trump revives National Space Council, to be led by Pence   

President Donald Trump is forming a National Space Council to be led by Vice President Mike Pence

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          A room full of Republicans just addressed climate change, here’s why   

The House Armed Services Committee passed an amendment recognizing climate change as a threat to national security. The amendment tells the defense secretary to take steps to address it.

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          The Latest: Graphic, videos detail Baton Rouge police ambush   

The gunman who killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge last summer had searched online for the home addresses of the two white police officers who killed a black man in Baton Rouge outside a convenience store

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          Shiite Muslims end week-long daily protest in NW Pakistan   

Pakistani Shiite leader Muzzamal Hussain says they have ended their week-long daily protests following army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa's visit to the northwestern tribal town of Parachinar where twin bombings at a market killed 75 people

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          Bergdahl case: Judge lets rare misbehavior charge proceed   

The military judge overseeing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's case has ruled that prosecutors can move forward with a rare charge alleging he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan.

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          Turkish, Qatari ministers meet amid crisis with Arab states   

Qatar's defense minister in Turkey for talks amid his nation's feud with four Arab states

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          Ports recover, but Ukraine still disrupted by cyberattack   

Danish shipping giant A.P. Maersk-Moller says cargo terminals and port operations are returning to normal following a strikingly virulent and disruptive outbreak of malicious software

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          Finland, Sweden join British-led rapid action military force   

Sweden and Finland have joined a British-led military rapid reaction force that can either operate alone or jointly with the United Nations, NATO or the European Union

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          Grenades, ammo stolen in daring raid at Portugal army depot   

Defense officials in Portugal say they are compiling a list of weapons and ammunition stolen from the national armory in a brazen daytime raid

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          UN ends peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast after 13 years   

UN ends peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast after 13 years, while some worry it comes too soon

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          The Latest: Lavrov wants ‘pragmatism’ in Trump-Putin talks   

White House says Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit next week in Germany

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          Global cyberattack seems intent on havoc, not extortion   

Security experts say the cyberattack that has locked up computers around the world while demanding a ransom may not be an extortion attempt after all, but an effort to create havoc in Ukraine.

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          Analysis: Trump’s policy now incredible shrinking travel ban   

Analysis: Watered-down travel ban not the policy victory Trump originally had in mind

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          Remembering Former U.S. Marshal Charles Burks, Who Protected...   

The last surviving federal marshal who escorted Civil Rights icon Ruby Bridges to school when she was just six-years-old and schools were all white has just died. The impact he had on her life...

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          Where things stand on the AT&T and Time Warner deal   
AT&T’s (NYSE: T) $49-billion acquisition of DirecTV took a whopping 432 days to win government approval, eventually earning clearance from the Federal Communications Commission with a list of conditions. Now 251 days since the Dallas telecom giant declared its intent to purchase content monster Time Warner, Inc., the process could finally be turning toward the point in which the two sides discuss the same type of conditions. Bob Quinn, AT&T’s senior executive vice president for external and…

          Comment on Ex-minister’s Son On Trial Granted Permission To Travel For Hajj by Revoke Umrah Permission Granted Shamsudeen Bala – MURIC   
[…] Rights Concern (MURIC) on Thursday urged the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to revoke the permission for Umrah it granted Shamsudeen Bala, the son of a former minister of the […]
          Comment on Osinbajo Seeks Senate’s Nod To Borrow $1.5bn Loan by APC Selling Future Of Nigeria - PDP   
[…] President Yemi Osinbajo had on Tuesday written to the Senate seeking its approval for $1.5bn loan, which is part of the 2016-2018 External Borrowing Plan of the Federal […]
          Justice Department gives up Washington Redskins name fight   
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is giving up the legal fight over the name of the Washington Redskins. In a letter to a federal app…
          Trial of former Pilot executives could take up to 6 weeks   
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The complexity of a federal fraud case against former employees of a truck stop chain owned by the family of Cleve…
          Comment on FG Announces Official Shutdown Of Abuja Airport, Declares Kaduna Ready by Abuja Airport Closure Causes Boom In Rail Service Operation   
[…] Federal Government announced the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja which has taken effect from midnight of Wednesday, March 8, 2017, to allow for extensive […]
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          Durham-Orange Light Rail Nears Next Step in Grant Process, Has No Guarantee of Federal Funding   
The Federal Transit Administration could decide within a few weeks whether the proposed Durham-Orange light rail can move onto the next phase of an application to win a grant that would cover half the cost of the $3.3 billion project.

Mike Charbonneau, communications director for GoTriangle, which is working with Durham and Orange counties to head the project, said the transit authority expects to hear from the FTA by the end of July.

If the FTA gives its approval, Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit can move from the project development phase of a federal grant application process to the engineering and design phase.…
          Border Patrol seizes fentanyl and heroin worth $1.7 million   

Border Patrol agents seized more than $1 million worth of fentanyl and $560,000 worth of heroin in cars stopped north of San Diego County on Wednesday.

Both drivers were arrested in separate busts in San Clemente and Murrieta, federal officials said.

Agents stopped a Volkswagen Vento about 2 p.m....


          Homeland Security officer charged with kicking handcuffed man in the head   

A sworn officer with the Department of Homeland Security has been charged with kicking a handcuffed man in the head outside a federal building in Pomona.

Jason Rouswell, 46, was indicted Thursday and accused of violating the civil rights of the handcuffed man during the Oct. 20, 2016, incident,...


          Cal State L.A. student to get $210,000 after federal jury finds LAPD officer used excessive force   

A Los Angeles Police Department officer acted with malice when using excessive force against a college student from Whittier, a U.S. district court jury has found.

Daniel Garza, a 28-year-old kinesiology student at Cal State L.A., won $210,000 in damages on Monday after filing a lawsuit against...


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          PBA Spare Shots: PBA’s Influence on International Bowling Community Continues to Grow   

Bowlers from around the world have always considered the PBA as the gold standard. If you wanted to find out how good you are, you had to bowl against – and beat – the world’s best. For decades, that was a difficult decision to make because the Fédération Internationale des Quilleurs, the international governing body in the eyes of the International Olympic Committee, banned professionals from its ranks.

(Feature photo, from left: Members of the victorious international team in the inaugural USA Vs. The World team match held during PBA World Series of Bowling II in Las Vegas in 2010 were Finland’s Osku Palermaa, Kimmo Lehtonen and Mika Koivuniemi, Canada’s Dan MacLelland, Australia’s Jason Belmonte and Venezuela’s Amleto Monacelli)

That policy changed in 2008, when the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) – now World Bowling – became the official governing body of tenpin bowling and opened its doors to professionals in the hopes of advancing bowling’s hope to gain Olympic acceptance, meaning that international players would no longer jeopardize eligibility to represent their national teams if the joined the PBA.

The introduction of the multi-event PBA World Series of Bowling concept a year later brought a veritable flood of international players into PBA competition. While notable players like PBA Tour champions Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela (1982), Sweden’s Mats Karlsson (1983) and Finland’s Mika Koivuniemi (1999), among a handful of others, had ventured into the PBA arena prior to 2008, the inaugural WSOB included an unprecedented 28 players from 14 different countries.

flagsThe WSOB has continued to welcome players from around the world. Since 2009, 38 different countries have been represented in the World Series, including a record 23 countries and 55 international players last year in Reno. The same sort of trend has had an impact of the recently-resurrected Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour, which has featured a strong influx of international players.

In 2017, the PBA has seen international competition grow in events not previously known for global appeal, such as the Xtra Frame PBA Tour program and, this week, the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Oklahoma Open, which includes 16 nations and 26 international players in its field of 91.

It’s an exciting trend for bowling, especially as the sport continues to seek the attention of the IOC and bowling manufacturers continue to expand their global markets. It’s good for bowling fans around the world, who can cheer for their home-country favorites thanks to the advent of Xtra Frame, pba.com and other social media outlets with world-wide accessibility. And it’s good for competition, because the level of talent in PBA competition has never been stronger, which only adds to the prestige of winning a PBA Tour title.

XTRA FRAME SCHEDULE INCLUDES OKLAHOMA PRELIMS, PWBA ACTION

This week’s Xtra Frame’s live streaming schedule will feature qualifying round coverage of the PBA Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Oklahoma Open from FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla., through Friday, leading up to two days of live ESPN coverage of the Oklahoma Open’s nine-player stepladder finals Saturday and Sunday, July 1-2, at 1 p.m. EDT both days. The Oklahoma Open finals also will be live streamed on ESPN and the WatchESPN app.

This week’s PWBA Tour coverage features the Orlando Open Friday and Saturday.

Heading into July, Xtra Frame’s schedule includes the Teen Masters from Richmond, Va., July 5-7; the PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open from Seminole, Fla., July 7-8; the Proprietors Cup from Beavercreek, Ohio, July 8-9; the Nationwide PWBA Rochester (N.Y.) Open, July 14-15; the PBA50 South Shore Open from Hammond, Ind., July 25-27; the XF Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles from Copperfield Bowl in Houston, Texas, July 28-30, which will award PBA and PWBA Tour titles; and the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic from Anderson, Ind., July 30-Aug. 1. For broadcast time and other details, check under the “schedules” tab on pba.com.

PBA fans also can follow real-time results for PBA50, PBA Xtra Frame Tour and all PBA Regional events by visiting the “live scoring” feature on pba.com. PWBA live scoring is available on pwba.com.

Xtra Frame subscription packages are available for three days, 30 days and a full year. To sign up, visit xtraframe.tv for details.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: WARREN, TANG WIN PBA50/PBA DOUBLES TITLE IN RENO

PBA50 competitor Chris Warren of Grants Pass, Ore., teamed up with Darren Tang of San Francisco to win the PBA50/PBA Sands Regency West/Northwest Doubles Open, presented by MOTIV, at High Sierra Lanes Sunday over PBA50 rookie Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix and Tang’s younger brother, amateur Michael Tang, 449-422.

Warren and Darren Tang took an early lead and a costly open late in the game by Michael Tang, combined with Haugen’s inability to carry pocket hits, resulted in Warren claiming his fourth PBA50 Regional title while Darren Tang picked up his second title since becoming a member a year ago.

In the single elimination match play leading up to the title match, the Warren/Tang team swept Utah amateurs Clay Rees from Riverton and Craig Harrington of Harriman, 3-0. Warren/Tang then defeated the San Jose, Calif., team of Gregory Thompson Jr. and Marty Deh in the semifinal match, 490-416, while the Haugen/Tang team survived a semifinal round shootout against PJ Haggerty from Roseville, Calif., and Las Vegan Ron Mohr, 546-545.

● PBA rookie Andrew Anderson of Holly, Mich., defeated Chandler Stevens of Archbold, Ohio, 216-177, to win his first PBA title in the PBA Pro Bowl West Central/Midwest Challenge presented by Roto Grip at Pro Bowl West on Saturday.

Challenge events are open to PBA members without a PBA title or non-members who have never won a PBA event. In addition to his first title, Anderson won $1,500.

Anderson downed Frank Snodgrass of Center Line, Mich., 228-161, in the semifinal round while Stevens topped Charlie Brown of Grandville, Mich., 208-159, to set up the championship match.

Keith Lesko of Chicago defeated Mark Sullivan of Indianapolis, 222-202, to win the PBA50 Ultimate Inserts Midwest Open presented by Hammer at Lakeside Lanes in Davis, Ill., Sunday. 

Lesko, who led qualifying, took each of the preliminary matches to the maximum number of games.  He defeated Jeff Johnson of Freeport, Ill. 3-2, in the best-of-five-game Round of 8, and then defeated R.J. Alman of Murrysville, Pa., 2-1, in the best-of-three semifinal round. Sullivan bested his travelling partner Danny Clark of New Palestine, Ind. 3-2, before beating Dave Traber of Hebron, Ill., 2-1, in his semifinal match.

Along with his third PBA Regional title Lesko received $1,700.

● The July PBA Regional calendar begins with the PBA and PBA50 Vanessa Brown Homes West Opens, both presented by Columbia 300 at Yosemite Lanes, in Modesto, Calif.

● On the July 7-9 weekend schedule is the PBA50 Cecil Raymond Memorial presented by Columbia 300 at 30 Strikes Bowling Pub & Pizza in Stratford, N.J.

● July 14-16 weekend activity for PBA Regional players includes the Albany Strikers South Open at in Albany, Ga., and the St. Charles Lanes Midwest Open presented by Storm in St. Charles, Mo. The PBA Central Region will conduct a mid-week event, the PBA50 Fairborn Central Classic at Bowl 10 Fairborn in Fairborn, Ohio, July 18-20.

● On the busy July 21-22 PBA Regional calendar are the PBA50 Parkway Lanes Open and the PWBA/PBA Parkway Lanes Open in Elmwood Park, N.J.; the Angola Central/Midwest Open at Angola Bowl in Angola, Ind.; the PBA50 Beverly Lanes Midwest/Central Open presented by Roto Grip in Arlington Heights, Ill.; the Spring Hill South Open at Spring Hill Lanes in Spring Hill, Fla.; the Fort Sill Southwest Open at Twins Oaks Bowling Center in Fort Sill, Okla., and the Secoma Lanes Northwest/West Open, PBA50 Northwest/West Open and PWBA/PBA Open, all presented by Storm, in Federal Way, Wash.

● Also in July are the PBA Japan Region’s first events of 2017, the PBA Chameleon Open on July 23 followed by the Women’s Chameleon Championship on July 30, both at Shinsayama Grand Bowl in Sayama.

● For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit pba.com, open the “schedules” tab and click on PBA Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area.

MageQUICK NOTES:

● Chris Paul’s blockbuster trade to the Houston Rockets this week also means the annual CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational will move to Houston in 2018. Details will be announced later.

PBA West/Northwest Region manager Gary Mage (at left with wife Toni) was inducted into the Washington State USBC Hall of Fame Saturday at the Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel in Rochester, Wash.

● Now available in the PBA Store (http://pba.firelakedesigns.com/), the Marshall Holman t-shirt and polo joins the Signature Collection which already includes Earl Anthony, Mark Roth and Dick Weber signature apparel.


          Comment on George G. Meade Gets Some Respect by John Foskett   
Actually, he spent some time on Powers Hill. That was after he had to move his HQ because it was under heavy fire from the Confederate artillery bombardment which preceded the charge. Powers Hill was the location of Slocum's HQ, who was in charge of the Federal right. It also was a significant Union artillery platform. Finally, it was - drum roll - the location of a Union signal station with an excellent view of the battlefield. Hancock was in charge of the Union center and Meade was in a location from which he could issue commands and receive reports while observing the battlefield. Sounds pretty effective to me. And vastly different from another command situation which we've discussed at length.
          Maryland to become first state with law to protect Planned Parenthood   

Maryland on Saturday will become the first state in the nation with a law to protect funding for Planned Parenthood from a possible federal cutoff. Legislation ensuring that the state will cover the cost of the group's health care services in Maryland if Congress blocks it from receiving federal funding is among the more than 250 bills passed by the General Assembly that will become law July 1. The new laws include Republican Gov. Larry Hogan 's plan to offer tax breaks for manufacturers who bring new jobs to economically disadvantaged parts of the state, as well as his proposal to expand technical education.


          NO MORE ELECTION IN BIAFRALAND IS A PEACEFUL WAY OF DECLARING POLITICAL OFFICES AND LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIONS IN NIGERIA GOVT VACANT BY BIAFRANS   
NO MORE ELECTION IN BIAFRALAND IS A PEACEFUL WAY OF DECLARING POLITICAL OFFICES AND LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIONS IN NIGERIA GOVT VACANT BY BIAFRANS

By Mazi Onyebuchi Eze
Family Writers

One thing that has seriously baffled many Biafrans is why the IPOB declaration of "No More Election" in Biafra land has continued to be the headache of the people in Abuja, Sokoto and Kano. It is worthy of note that  Biafrans have vehemently vowed that there will be no election again in Biafra land beginning with a plan to resist the conduct of Anambra governorship election billed for November 18, and ultimately boycott it should INEC and Nigeria government defy IPOB declaration and go ahead to conduct the election. Biafrans are making the world to know that by the civil disobedience to be demonstrated with "No Election" arrangement of IPOB Worldwide, they have peacefully wanted to use peaceful means to withdraw all the political office holders serving or representing Biafrans in Nigeria government because they have rejected Nigeria government and everything associated with it.

There will be total rejection, resistance and eventual boycott of all the proposed  elections if Nigeria government fail to organized a referendum for Biafra, there will be nobody elected anymore as a Senator, House of Representative member, Governors and House of Assembly members in Biafra land, because there will be nobody to vote in any election anywhere in the Biafraland. When this arrangement which we are perfecting in Biafra land is completed, Biafra land must have cut off legislative and executive ties with Nigeria government. As for the propaganda of Nigeria government against Biafra agitation with threats of war, IPOB has no business with Nigeria government over the beating of the drums of war because a demand for referendum has never been construed anywhere in the world as a call for war except in Nigeria which is a place of intellectual bankruptcy.

Biafrans want to use the rejection, resistance and outright boycott of the elections to tell the International Community that they are no more interested in Nigeria government and thereby peacefully chose to stop sending representatives in the government which they have rejected because after October 1st, 2017, any government structure of Nigeria in Biafra land as whole will be considered as forcefully occupying the Biafra territory without the approval of the indigenous people because Biafrans will no longer willfully give allegiance to Nigeria government and accord it the deserved respect as their Federal government. This development will be manifesting itself through an unprecedented freestyle of contempt and flagrant disdain against Nigeria government because it will be considered as an empirical alien government of dark ages only obtainable centuries ago during the Roman Empire under Caesar Augustus or Emperor Nero.

It is upon this ugly development coming against Nigeria government within the next few days, that IPOB Worldwide hereby advise Nigeria government not to wait until this ugly development set-in before relevant actions could be taken to remedy the battered image of Nigeria government which must have been seriously made caricature of by Biafrans by that time. Nigeria government should just organize a referendum for Biafra without further delay because there is no more going back on the issue of Biafra restoration struggle. When Biafra eventually exit Nigeria, the new sovereign nation called Biafra and the remaining parts of Nigeria could be good neighbouring countries.

So, why are Nigerians wailing now as we have decided to withdraw our representatives from Nigeria government through the instrumentality of the election boycott all over the Biafra land? For many years now, mischief makers in Nigeria have being challenging Biafrans to withdraw their Senators and House of Reps members from Nigeria National Assembly if they do not want Nigeria any more but truly desire Biafra restoration. As it is at moment, Biafrans have decided to respond to the challenge of Nigerians in withdrawal of their representatives from Nigeria government through direct peaceful election boycott. It is important for Nigerians to know that Biafrans are not terrorists like Arewa people who believe in doing everything in violence but they are civilized people who do things peacefully because Biafrans knew very well that a person must be elected through an election before he becomes a Senator, a House of Representative member, a Governor and a State House of Assembly member. Therefore, Biafrans as peaceful and civilized as they are always, they will never violently remove the serving Senators, House of Representative members or the serving Governors but any time their tenures elapses and Nigeria government yet to organize referendum for Biafra, let it be known to the world that Biafrans will not even allow election again in Biafra land not to talk about electing anybody into any office representing Nigeria government from Biafra land.

In conclusion, let Nigeria government and the world at large be aware that Biafrans have started the process of withdrawal of our representatives from Nigeria government as we were challenged to do by Nigerians months back if we are truly demanding for Biafra restoration. As for Anambra governorship election, we are not only going to boycott it but resist the conduct of it against INEC in totality.

#WeSayNo2ElectionInBiafraland!
          NIGERIA: IT'S TOO LATE TO RESTRUCTURE NIGERIA – Ankko Briggs   
IT'S TOO LATE TO RESTRUCTURE NIGERIA  – Ankko Briggs

Prominent resource control crusader, Ankko Briggs, has backed down on her call for the restructuring of the country.
Briggs said making such move at this time in the life of the nation was too late.

She rather called for the parting of ways by the different sections of the country. In a position made known on Wednesday amid the call for restructuring by several prominent individuals and groups, Briggs said the restructuring of the country should have been long done before the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan or the National Conference held in 2014.
She said at the time, nobody understood why she stood on the side of restructuring the country.
Ankko Briggs

Now Briggs said that call is coming too late. She said what will work for the country at this time is for the different regions to go their separate ways. Briggs said: “Going by the figures, the North is getting over 60 per cent of the total local government allocations and even when we come to the states as well they also receive far more than the Southern states.

“Again, if you go to the National Assembly, they are far more in numbers, especially in the House of Representatives, and so by the time there is a motion or bill, which they are not in support of, ends up being frustrated or not being passed at all.
“A good example is the PIB that had to spent over 10 years in the National Assembly.

“How can this continue?”

According to the renowned advocate for resource control in the Niger Delta, the time for restructuring Nigeria was long gone owing to the fact that it had become another political tool in the hands of the ruling elites, whose plan is to increase revenue allocation to some parts of the country currently agitating, but then retain the same form of governance, which has bred institutional injustice in the country.

Briggs said: “For me, calling for restructuring now is too late we want to go our separate ways because you see what they are calling restructuring is not what restructuring is.
“Restructuring to them is that the status quo should remain and perharps a little increase in revenue to agitating regions, but the real restructuring is when everybody keeps what you have, even if it is only water that you have, and if you can sell it, sell it.

“So anything apart from that is not restructuring.
“What is federalism?
“This is where you have the states, which are the federating units.
“So a federation means that every component is autonomous to itself within that nation.
“So how can the Federal Government be interested in building hospitals in Abia State or building a university in Rivers State?
“Nigeria is a good example of how impossible to run a government.

“How can one man alone, who is of a different culture, language, religion run or oversee the rest of the people of over 400 ethnic groups as if he is overseeing his own personal property or estate?
“He cannot do it right because he doesn’t know my culture and so how can he make decisions that will be 100 per cent appealing to me because the things I would put into consideration if I am to make the same decisions will be totally different.

“People even say that I don’t fight other people’s battle, but that is not true.
“I can fight the Igbo man’s battle because I understand his way of life and culture to a very large extent because my grandmother is Igbo and I can speak Igbo language well too, I can understand them, I can work with them and if I am working with them and I make decisions for my people and Igbo people, I won’t go wrong because I know what to do.

“Now reverse the case and ask me to make decisions for the Hausa-Fulani man or the Muslim man, I will make a terrible decision and this is because I don’t understand them.
“So this is what we are saying that someone who doesn’t understand a people cannot make any good decision for them.

“If this simple conditions are not met, governance will fail and that is what has happened in the real sense, it has failed in Nigeria.
“The then military leadership under General Abdusalami Abubakar had a rare opportunity of gathering Nigerians together to come up with a document meant to be the constitution, but it was bungled because what happened was that one man just sat down and made sure that the document was written to favour a particular section of the country and he called it the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Nigerian constitution is the only constitution in the world that tells a lie against itself and its people, when its first sentence says: ‘We the people.’
“That statement is a lie.

“There was never a gathering of any people or group of persons to discuss any constitution.
“Do you also know that the constitution was designed to work against people who are not Muslims as the word Islam, Muslim, Sharia or Mosque was mentioned over 200 times, while the word Christian or Church was never mentioned in the constitution?
“And you say that same constitution is me
          BIAFRA: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Disown Nnamdi Kanu   
BIAFRA: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Disown Nnamdi Kanu

Published by Family Writers Press

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Frowns At Kanu’s Activities

Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Thursday descended and distanced itself from Kanu and his IPOB organisation.


Chief John Nnia Nwodo, President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, made the stand of the body known while addressing members of the Anambra State House of Assembly at the Legislative Complex, Awka, Anambra State.

Nnamdi Kanu and Nnia Nwodo
Nwodo, who was particularly not happy with the statement credited to Kanu that governorship election should not hold in Anambra in November, said Kanu had breached the undertaking he took before him (Nwodo) when he was released from detention.

“I’m just being paternal. The way I commended them as my children is the way I have the right to chastise them when they go wrong. We don’t need this heat up”, Nwodo said.

“News that reached us in the past few days that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB, has declared that there will be no election in Anambra in November is shocking and disturbing. I hereby countermand that declaration as president general of Ohanaeze.

“Whereas Ohanaeze understands the marginalisation and unfair treatment of Igbos which have given rise to self-determination movements in Igboland, leaders of these movements must not arrogate to themselves the supreme leadership of Igboland.

“Statements of the kind credited to Nnamdi Kanu are provocative, misleading and unproductive. Why should Anambra people be denied the opportunity to choose their own leader? Why should any of us who are not from Anambra, no matter how highly placed, descend to the arena and dictate for Anambra people when to vote, whether to vote or who to vote for?

“Anambra, nay Igbos, are still part and parcel of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Yes, we are not happy with our treatment in Nigeria. Yes, some of us want Biafra. Yes, some of us prefer a restructured Federal Republic of Nigeria. But the fact remains that we are still part and parcel of the present Federal Republic of Nigeria, bound by its laws, no matter how repressive or unjust”, Nwodo said while addressing the legislators.

Continuing, he said, “Our approach to reforms of our laws even if it leads to self-determination or restructuring must be lawful. We must convince other Nigerians of our point of view, we must strive to make others share our convictions.

“Our language must be civil, respectful and lead to consensus building. We must resist any attempt to turn division amongst us, as to which way we must go, become a source of altercations between us.

“As we speak very many of our people living in Northern Nigeria are in complete awe and consternation regarding how safe they will be after October 1st. Other Northerners living amongst us are also worried.

“The Inspector General of Police has taken public notice of Nnamdi’s comments inviting a possible invasion of Anambra by the Nigerian police, increasing the already existing siege of our people which lead to daily extortion on our highways. All these developments have arisen out of unguarded utterances.

“I find no venue more suited for the statements I make here. Every constituent part of Anambra is represented here. I believe that the honourable members here are competent enough to carry the Ohanaeze message to every nook and cranny of Anambra State”.

Nwodo, who said the organisation would visit other houses of Assembly in Igbo speaking states, said, “We are happy with the peace that exists here. We are happy with the steady progress Anambra has registered over the years. The next election can only improve not retard it.”

Igbos Must Not Be Divided

Earlier, Chief Willie Obiano, Anambra State governor, represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Legislative Matters, Chief Chiedozie Ezeugwa, said that the state government was committed to the Igbo cause and would continue to do everything to support the Ohanaeze in protecting the interest Igbos.

Mrs. Rita Mmaduagwu, Speaker of Anambra Assembly, and a former national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, in their speeches said Igbos should avoid being divided in whatever cause they pursue in the prevailing circumstance, adding that the time to listen to Igbos has come.

It would be recalled that on Wednesday Kanu in Umuahia, Abia State, was unanimously chosen by seven pro-Biafra groups as leader of all groups agitating for the sovereign state of Biafra.

Announcing the decision of the groups under the banner of Biafra Peoples National Council (BPNC) at Nnamdi Kanu’s country-home at Afara Ibeku in Umuahia North Council, the leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Uchenna Madu, said Kanu’s sincerity, focus and doggedness in the struggle towards realisation of Biafra made the pro-Biafra groups to ask him to lead them.

The groups, according to him, are MASSOB, Eastern People’s Congress (EPC), Biafran Revolutionary Organisation (BRO), Joint Revolutionary Council of Biafra (JRCB); World Union of Biafran Scientists (WUBS), Biafran Liberation Crusaders (BLC), Salvation People of Biafra (SPB) and IPOB.

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          Nigeria Restructuring: Yorubas Are The Most Ungrateful Backstabbers – Arewa Youth Coalition   
Nigeria Restructuring: Yorubas Are The Most Ungrateful Backstabbers – Arewa Youth Coalition

Published by Family Writers Press

Less than two weeks a quite notice was issued to Igbos living in the North by the controversial coalition of Arewa youth, they have moved south west, stating that, “the Yoruba are the most ungrateful stock in Nigeria”, in a statement signed on behalf of the group by Muhammed Shehu and Tanko Abdullahi, after an emergency meeting called by the coalition in Daura, Katsina State, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

In what may be the most inflammatory statement of the times, the Northern youth group, which said that they speak for the youth of Northern Nigeria, said “having given power to the Yoruba on a platter of gold in 1999 as a way of compensating them for the June 12 saga, it is quite worrisome and unfortunate that they have lived up to their legendary reputation of backstabbing and betrayal by supporting the divisive calls for restructuring or dismemberment of the nation against the will and desire of the north”.
“We gave the late Chief MKO Abiola the mandate in 1993 but shortly after that, as it is with the Yoruba as a culture, they immediately started circling around Abiola plotting on how to emasculate the north and strip us of every access we had to the politics and economy of this nation,” the Arewa group said.

“They had also raised a secret army of their elites to carry out these sinister plans against the north if Abiola eventually became president. It was this army that was unleashed on the nation in the guise of NADECO during the June 12 impasse.
“May we remind the Yoruba that without the willingness and magnanimity of the north, there was no way Abiola could have purportedly won that election, and that all the Yoruba have now as assets in the south west, especially Lagos, were given to them by our leaders out of our own usual magnanimity. However, time and time again, the Yoruba have always turned their back on us whenever their support is needed. They have chosen to pitch tent with the Igbo this time around just to spite us, but we shall not succumb to their antics.

“We are very much aware that all the attacks against President Muhammadu Buhari were planted in the media by the Yoruba and spread by southerners generally just to discredit the north in order to pave way for their son, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to become president. But their plans will fail insha Allah.
“We shall resist every of such plans and ensure by all means possible, that the north completes its eight-year tenure and possibly even continue after then, and that the federal structure of Nigeria as it currently is, is not tampered with by secession mongers and their collaborators,” the statement concluded.
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          NIGERIA: Many Of Those Calling For Restructuring Are Opportunists, Irresponsible – El-Rufai   
Many Of Those Calling For Restructuring Are Opportunists, Irresponsible – El-Rufai
El-Rufai, while speaking on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily said President Buhari’s administration has done far more in practical terms than past administrations and that many of those calling for a restructuring rather see it as a means of opportunism. He stated that some of the practical steps taken towards restructuring included the fact that state governors are now more than ever, involved in economic policy making at the national level. According to him, things that have always been hidden from state governments are now much more open as they are now more involved in investigations of finances of the excess crude account, among other things. “We meet every month under the auspice of the National Economic Council and working together with the Federal Government we chart directions of economic policy and that is part of shifting the federal- state balance. “A lot of the talk about political restructuring is political opportunism and irresponsibility in my opinion “It is popular and people that have presidential aspirations think there is a platform upon which they will exploit this. As I said, if you look at the APC manifesto, all the elements to divulge power to the state to change the balance in the federation are there and we are committed to that as a party. “The National Chairman of our party will restate that commitment and we are discussing it and as I said President Buhari and Osinbajo’s government has taken very concrete steps rather than rhetoric to actually move in that direction and we are going to move in that direction but we do not believe that the basis for it is rhetoric and opportunism, we do not believe that the 2014 CONFAB report is a sensible basis to even begin. “We all know the circumstances in which the so-called CONFAB was put together, we all know the composition, how lopsided it was, how important stakeholders were not taken to account, how even the composition and numbers do not reflect the demographics and the diversity of this country and we took a position as a party not to participate but to encourage our state governors to be there at the table.”

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          U.S. warns businesses of hacking campaign against nuclear, energy firms   
TORONTO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation this week privately warned American businesses about a hacking campaign targeting the nuclear, energy and manufacturing sectors, according to a report by the agencies.

          Chronicle AM: SD Sued Over Forced Catheterization of Toddler for Drug Test, More... (6/30/17)   

The ACLU sues South Dakota over the forced drug testing of a toddler, Detroit residents again sue the dope squad for killing dogs in pot raids, Pennsylvania's governor signs an asset forfeiture reform bill, and more.

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EPA Rejects California's Request to Recognize Allowable Marijuana Pesticides. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt last week rejected the state's request to recognize acceptable pesticides for pot crops. Pruitt used the fact of marijuana's continuing illegality under federal law to justify the decision: "Under federal law, cultivation (along with sale and use) of cannabis is generally unlawful as a schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act. The EPA finds that the general illegality of cannabis cultivation makes pesticide use on cannabis a fundamentally different use pattern."

Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania Health Department Issues Dispensary Permits. The Health Department announced Thursday it had granted 27 medical marijuana dispensary permits. Each permit holder can open up to three dispensaries. They will be permitted to begin selling medical marijuana in six months. Click on the link for a list of permit recipients.

Asset Forfeiture

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill. Gov. Tom Wolf (D) signed into law Senate Bill 8 on Thursday. The bill does not end civil asset forfeiture, but does impose a higher burden of proof on law enforcement before forfeitures can take place, mandate a hearing before any seized real property is forfeited, and add protections for third-party property owners.

Drug Testing

South Dakota Sued Over Forced Catherization of 3-Year-Old for Drug Test. The ACLU of South Dakota has filed a pair of lawsuits over the forced use of a catheter to take a urine sample from a three-year-boy to test for drugs as part of a child welfare investigation. The suit comes in the case of a Pierre woman whose boyfriend violated probation by testing positive for illegal drugs. Child protective workers then told the women her children would be taken away if she did not submit them to a drug test. The federal lawsuit names as defendants the state of South Dakota and the hospital whose employees actually performed the procedure.

Law Enforcement

Detroit's Dog Killing Drug Cops Sued for Third Time. A Detroit couple has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Detroit Police alleging officers needlessly and maliciously killed their three dogs during a July 2016 marijuana raid after officers refused to let them retrieve the animals from the back yard. That brings to three the number of active lawsuits filed against Detroit cops for killing dogs during pot raids. The culprit is the department's Major Violators Unit, which conducts hundreds of raids a year in the city, and which has left a trail of dead dogs in its wake. One officer alone has killed 69 dogs.

Illinois Supreme Court Rules County DAs Can't Form Their Own Dope Squads. The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday the county prosecutors cannot form their own policing units to conduct drug interdiction efforts, including traffic stops. The ruling came in a case involving the State Attorney's Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Unit created by the LaSalle County district attorney. The unit operated for five years, mainly stopping cars on their way to and from Chicago. Previously, state appeals courts had ruled that the units were an overreach of prosecutorial authority, and now the state's highest court has backed them up.


          Legal Marijuana Sales in Nevada: Eight Things You Need to Know   

This article was published in collaboration with AlterNet and first appeared here.

As of 12:01am Saturday, legal adult marijuana sales begin in Nevada. And they will commence immediately, with dispensaries on the Las Vegas Strip announcing plans to be open to usher in Sin City's newest attraction.

[image:1 align:left caption:true]But don't go lighting up on the Strip! Smoking in public is not allowed.

Nevada now joins Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington in allowing people to legally buy and sell weed in pot shops. It's the first of the states where voters legalized it at the polls to see shops open, getting out of the gate ahead of California, Maine, and Massachusetts.

That's because the state fast-tracked legal pot sales by granting licenses to a few dozen existing medical marijuana dispensaries in order to let them sell to any adults while officials finalized regulations for the legal marijuana market, which was mandated to begin by January 1, 2018.

So, now that you can add legal weed to Las Vegas's allures, here are a few things you need to know:

1. How much can I buy? Visitors and residents alike can purchase up to an ounce of buds and up to an eighth-ounce of marijuana edibles.

2. Where can I buy it? Look for medical marijuana dispensaries that have been granted recreational sales licenses. Those are clustered in the Las Vegas and Reno areas, including dispensaries on the Strip. There's a complete list of dispensaries here, but remember, not all have the recreational sales okay, so if you're about to go shopping, contact them directly to find out.

3. What do I need? You need to be at least 21 and have government-issued ID that says so. If you're a medical marijuana card holder, you don't have to be 21. And you need to have cash. That's because the federal government refuses to let banks handle marijuana business since pot is still federally illegal. Congress is working on this issue, but in the meantime, hit the ATM ahead of shopping.

4. What should I buy? Regular consumers will have a pretty good idea what they like, but novices can consult their budtenders. There will be a variety of high-quality, high-potency strains on sale, both "stimulating" sativas and "enervating" indicas, as well as a dizzying plethora of hybrid strains.

5. What about edibles? Edibles will be on sale, too, in a wide variety of forms, but because of emergency regulations issued Monday by the Department of Taxation, those products can contain no more than 10 milligrams of THC per dose or 100 milligrams per package. That 10 milligram measure is a good one; novice users will certainly feel an impact at that level. But those emergency regs, which also restrict packaging and labeling are likely to produce initial shortages of edibles given the short lag time between their promulgation and opening day.

6. What's it going to cost? Grams will be going for $10 to $15, ounces for anywhere from $150 for bargain buds to $325 for the primo. Edibles prices will depend on the various products.

7. Where can I smoke it? Well, therein lies the rub, especially for visitors. The only places smoking pot is allowed are at your home or on your front porch. There's no smoking it on the Strip, in clubs or casinos, at rock concerts, or any other public place. And there's no smoking it in hotel rooms, either. Either a lot of tourists are going to end up with public smoking citations, or they start making local friends in a hurry, or they end up paying smoke damage surcharges on their hotel room credit card bills, or all of the above. This is going to have to change, especially since estimates are nearly two-thirds of legal pot buyers are going to be visitors. In the meantime, it could make edibles more attractive.

8. Can I take it home with me? Not if you live in a state where it is illegal. And if you live in a state where it is legal, why bother? If you get caught trying to bring it onto an airplane, the TSA won't bust you (since they're looking for terrorists, not tourists), but will turn you over to the local cops, who also won't bust you (since your weed isn't illegal in Nevada), but the hassles might cause you to miss your flight.


          Chronicle AM: WHO Calls for Drug Decrim, NV Legal MJ Sales Start Saturday, More... (6/29/17)   

Massachusetts pols continue to work on a legalization implementation compromise, Nevada legal marijuana sales begin Saturday, a pair of federal sentencing reform bills get introduced, the World Health Organization calls for global drug decriminalization, and more.

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Possible Tax Compromise in Massachusetts. House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) has said he may be willing to move away from the House's position that retail marijuana sales be taxed at 28%, more than twice the 12% envisioned in the legalization initiative and the competing Senate bill. "I suppose there could be some negotiation," he said, referring to a legislative conference committee trying to reach agreement. "I found they are having fruitful conversations, so to speak, so I am hopeful," DeLeo said.

Nevada Legal Sales Begin at 12:01 a.m,Saturday. Nevadans and visitors will be able to legally purchase marijuana as of a minute after midnight Saturday. A few dozen medical marijuana dispensaries have been licensed to sell their products to anyone 21 and over with a proper ID as a stopgap measure before the recreational marijuana sales system goes online next year, and at least some of them will be open Saturday night to take advantage of the commencement of early legal sales. But tourists in particular will have to figure out where to smoke it -- there's no smoking on the strip, in casinos, or hotel rooms.

Medical Marijuana

Nevada Dispensaries Get Tougher Regulations on Edibles as Legal Sales Loom. Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) Monday signed a Taxation Department emergency regulation that will impose tougher regulations beginning Saturday, the same day legal recreational pot sales through dispensaries begins. Under the new regulations, edibles can't contain more than 10 milligrams of THC per dose or 100 per package, they can't resemble lollipops or other products marketed to children, they can't look like real or fictional characters or cartoons, and they can't have images of cartoon characters, action figures, toys, balloons or mascots on the packaging.

Sentencing

Cory Booker Files Bill to Encourage States to Reduce Prison Populations. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has filed Senate Bill 1458, "to establish a grant program to incentivize states to reduce prison populations, and for other purposes." The bill is not yet available on the congressional web site.

Keith Ellison Files Bill to Defelonize Drug Possession, End Crack/Powder Cocaine Sentencing Disparity. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) has filed House Resolution 3074, "to reclassify certain low-level felonies as misdemeanors, to eliminate the increased penalties for cocaine offenses where the cocaine involved is cocaine base, to reinvest in our communities, and for other purposes. The bill is not yet available on the congressional website.

International

UN World Health Organization Calls for Global Drug Decriminalization. The call came in a joint United Nations statement on ending discrimination in health care. One way that nations can do that, WHO said, is by: "Reviewing and repealing punitive laws that have been proven to have negative health outcomes and that counter established public health evidence. These include laws that criminalize or otherwise prohibit gender expression, same sex conduct, adultery and other sexual behaviors between consenting adults; adult consensual sex work; drug use or possession of drugs for personal use; sexual and reproductive health care services, including information; and overly broad criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, exposure or transmission."

Human Rights Watch Calls Duterte's First Year a Human Rights Calamity. The New York-based human rights watchdog said Wednesday Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's first year in office was "a human rights calamity" with thousands of people killed in Duterter's war on drugs. "President Duterte took office promising to protect human rights, but has instead spent his first year in office as a boisterous instigator for an unlawful killing campaign," Phelim Kine, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch said in a statement. "Duterte has supported and incited 'drug war' killings while retaliating against those fearless enough to challenge his assault on human rights," he added. Human Rights Watch also slammed Duterte for subjecting critics of his anti-drug campaign to harassment, intimidation, and even arrest. "A UN-led international investigation is desperately needed to help stop the slaughter and press for accountability for Duterte's human rights catastrophe," the group said.


          Fishing and Conservation Groups Sue to Block Delta Tunnels Project   
"This version of the tunnels will wipe out California's salmon fishery and the families and communities that rely on salmon," said John McManus, executive director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association. "The problem is the state basically allowed the water users to design the tunnels and they're so huge that the federal fish and wildlife agencies are basically throwing up their hands. It's like they let the fox design the hen house so of course he made it easy to rob."
          Trump administration approves permit to construct Delta Tunnels   
"The federal government has only released a biological opinion on the construction of the tunnels-the public will have to wait for future biological opinions on the intakes and operations of the project," explained Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA). "In essence, they're asking contractors to commit to paying for construction without knowing how the projects will be operated and how much water can be exported." Photo: Paul Souza, Pacific Southwest Regional Director for US FWS. Photo courtesy of NOAA Fisheries.
          The links between Delta Tunnels and faux "marine protected areas" are deep & alarming   
If you haven't read this article already, I urge you to do so. It is one of the most important pieces on water, the Delta and coastal protection that you will ever read. Everybody who cares about stopping the Delta Tunnels and restoring our salmon and other fish populations MUST read this article and share it with others. You will rarely find deep investigative journalism like this in the mainstream media or most "alternative" media. The deep relationship between the MLPA Initiative and Delta Tunnels is undeniable. In many ways, the neoliberal MLPA Initiative process, completed in December 2012, has served a template for the Governor's campaign to build the tunnels. In spite of some superficial differences, the two processes have been united by their (1) leadership, (2) funding, (3) conflicts of interest, (4) greenwashing goals, (5) racism and denial of tribal rights and (6) junk science. When people educate themselves on the undeniable links between the two processes, I believe they can more effectively wage a successful campaign against the Delta Tunnels and to restore our imperiled salmon and San Francisco Bay-Delta fisheries. In spite of massive opposition to the MLPA Initiative by Tribal leaders, fishermen, grassroots environmentalists, the fake "marine protected areas" overseen by a Big Oil lobbyist and other political hacks went into effect anyway. I fear the same thing will happen in the Delta Tunnels struggle. Over the past week, we have seen two decisions, the Delta Stewardship Council's approval of the Delta Plan amendments and the NOAA Fisheries no jeopardy biological opinion released Monday, that advance the California WaterFix proposal. It's like back in 2011 when after a couple of favorable court rulings, successful direct action protests and growing opposition to the MLPA Initiative, things went bad. The fishing groups lost a major lawsuit, the Fish and Game Commission backed down on their commitment to protect tribal gathering rights, and in spite of the Co-Chair of the North Coast MLPA Science Advisory going to prison for embezzlement of federal money from the Yurok Tribe, the faux "marine protected areas" went into effect anyway. Here's the article:
          The Latest: Hawaii seeks 'close family' clarification   

Map locates the countries included in Trumpa TMs travel ban; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm; . FILE - In this May 15, 2017 file photo, protesters wave signs and chant during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle.


          The Latest: Hawaii seeks 'close family' clarification   

Map locates the countries included in Trumpa TMs travel ban; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm; . FILE - In this May 15, 2017 file photo, protesters wave signs and chant during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle.


          Kris Kobach won’t comply with his own demands by his voter fraud commission: ‘It’s not publicly available’   
Kris Kobach, the current Kansas Secretary of State and new candidate for governor, announced this week that he is demanding states provide him with voter rolls so that his federally appointed commission can investigate the degree to which there was voter fraud in the 2016 election. A total of 19 sta...
          Trump may end White House Council on Women and Girls: report   
President Donald Trump may officially shut down the White House Council on Women and Girls, an office tasked with liaising between women’s groups and monitoring federal policy impacts that has been effectively defunct since he took office. Officials said Friday the White House is reviewing the...
          Conservationists threaten lawsuit over loss of grizzlies’ federal protection   
Conservationists threatened to sue on Friday in order to block a plan by U.S. wildlife managers that strips grizzly bears of federal protection, opening them to hunting around Yellowstone National Park. Three coalitions – The Humane Society, WildEarth Guardians and another that includes the Si...
          New Oregon Law will Help Facilitate the Sale of Industrial Hemp Products   
SALEM, Ore. (June 30, 2017) – Yesterday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill into law that will pave the way for faster development of Oregon’s hemp market, and further nullify federal prohibition in effect. Sen. Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) introduced Senate Bill 1015 (SB1015) in March. The new law will give the Oregon Liquor Control Commission…
          New Nevada Law Legalizes Commercial Hemp Production Despite Federal Prohibition   
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Jun 30, 2017) – Tomorrow, a new Nevada law goes into effect legalizing commercial industrial hemp production in the state, despite a federal ban on the same. The new policy sets the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in practice and effect within the state. A bipartisan coalition of 12 legislators sponsored Senate Bill 396…
          Now In Effect: New Kentucky Law Expands Health Freedom   
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 29, 2017) – While Congressional Republicans have yet to put forth a bill to get rid of Obamacare, a new Kentucky law went into effect today that will help facilitate healthcare freedom in the state. It will also set the stage for people there to nullify federally run healthcare in practice. A…
          Failed Bank President Sentenced   

Mortgage Fraud Blog.

Anthony J. Atkins, 51, Eufaula, Alabama, was sentenced to 63 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.4 million in restitution for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, four counts of false statements to a federally insured financial institution, bank fraud, and mail fraud affecting a financial institution. Atkins was convicted by a jury on […]

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          Does the PTO have a Right to Intervene in IPR Appeals?   
Knowles Electronics v. Matal (Fed. Cir. 2017) In an interesting sua sponte order, the Federal Circuit has demanded briefing on whether the USPTO has the right to intervene in an appeal from an inter partes reexamination decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Analog Devices filed for the inter partes review against Knowles’ U.S. Patent No. […]
          Paying Attorney Fees on Appeal   
When the PTO refuses to issue a patent, the applicant can appeal directly to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit or instead file a civil action under 35 U.S.C. 145.  The Section 145 action gives the applicant the opportunity to further develop facts, including live expert testimony and cross-examination. An oddity of the statute is […]
          TRICARE Beneficiary Service Rep - Naval Hospital, Guam - Leidos - Agana Heights, GU   
Description: Leidos' Federal Health Operation's TRICARE Overseas Program (TOP) program provides enrollment, marketing, and education services to military
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          Here is the Best College Loan   

As recently as the early 1990s, most students did not take out college loans. Today roughly two out of every three students borrow to pay for college due to the runaway cost of college. The typical student borrower is now leaving school with debt of roughly $37,000. Just the outstanding federal college loan debt now […]

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          Логан / Logan (2017) BDRip-AVC | Лицензия   
Логан / Logan (2017) BDRip-AVC | Лицензия
Год выпуска: 2017
Производство: США / 20th Century Fox Film Corporation....
Жанр: фантастика, боевик, триллер, драма
Продолжительность: 02:17:23
Перевод: Дубляж [Blu-ray EUR]
Субтитры: русские (полные + форс.)
Режиссер: Джеймс Мэнголд / James Mangold
В ролях: Хью Джекман (Logan), Патрик Стюарт (Charles), Дафни Кин (Laura), Бойд Холбрук (Pierce), Стивен Мерчант (Caliban), Элизабет Родригес (Gabriela), Ричард Э. Грант (Dr. Rice), Эрик Ла Салль (Will Munson), Элиз Нил (Kathryn Munson), Куинси Фаус (Nate Munson), Аль Коронел (Federale Commander), Фрэнк Гальегос (Federale Lieutenant)

О фильме: В недалеком будущем уставший от жизни Логан заботится о больном профессоре Икс, который прячется неподалеку от мексиканской границы. Но Логан больше не сможет скрывать свое прошлое, когда встретится с юным мутантом, которого преследуют темные силы.

          With a single wiretap order, US authorities listened in on 3.3 million phone calls   

The order was carried out in 2016 as part of a federal narcotics investigation.


          Zakzaky: H/Court fixes July 6 For Judgement On N2bn Suit Against Army, Others   

BY ISAIAH BENJAMI,Kaduna The Federal High court sitting in Kaduna yesterday adjourned to 6th July, 2017 for Judgement on the N2bn suit filed by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky against the Nigerian Army, the Attorney General of the Federation and Kaduna State Government. El-Zakzaky had dragged the Nigerian […]

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          Restructuring: Between Referendum and Constitution Review   

Esteemed readers, a careful observation of the polity in the last one week suggests that there is a cross-regional consensus to restructure Nigeria’s federalism. Although, many vocal voices have relentlessly canvassed for a smaller, leaner federal government with reduced responsibilities. Pronouncements by governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and their […]

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          Nollywood Gets Over N420m Additional Grant   

The Federal Government says it has released the sum of N420.2 million to the Nigeria film industry popularly called Nollywood to improve and support aspiring practitioners. According to a statement issued by the Deputy Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mrs Patricia Deworitshe, on Friday in Abuja, the money, which is the second tranche […]

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          Kumuyi Storm Abuja July 9, Says God’ll Intervene In Nigeria’s Challenges   

By Ebriku John Friday The General Superintendent, GS, Deeper Life Bible Church Worldwide, Pastor Dr William Kumuyi, will visit the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, with ‘A Night of Divine Intervention Crusade’ on July 9. The renown man of God assisted that God will intervene the current challenges the country is facing, saying that “God […]

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          Garzón busca apoyo en PSOE para derogar leyes del PP   
El coordinador federal de IU, Alberto Garzón, ha explicado que en su reunión con el secretario...
          STORE MANAGER - Dollar General - Morrisville, PA   
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          Comment on If you believe the latest lies from the “Campaign to Fix the Debt,” they own you. by Rodger Malcolm Mitchell   
No, it's more like this: For the entire many-billion history of the universe, prior to 1780, there was no such thing as a U.S. dollar. Then, in 1792, suddenly the U.S. Congress <strong><em>arbitrarily</em></strong> created laws from thin air, that created the U.S. dollar, also from thin air. Congress <strong><em>arbitrarily</em></strong> created as many of those dollars as it wished and gave those dollars the <strong><em>arbitrary</em></strong> value it wished: 1.60 grams of gold. <blockquote>In the Coinage Act of 1834, the 15:1 ratio of silver to gold <strong><em>arbitrarily</em></strong> was changed to a 16:1 ratio by reducing the weight of the nation's gold coinage. This <strong><em>arbitrarily</em></strong> created a new U.S. dollar that was backed by 1.50 g (23.22 grains) of gold. The result of this revaluation, which was the <em>first arbitrary devaluation of the U.S. dollar</em>, was that the value in gold of the dollar arbitrarily was reduced by 6%. In 1853, the weights of U.S. silver coins arbitrarily were reduced. The Gold Standard Act of 1900, arbitrarily created by Congress and arbitrarily signed by the President, provided that: <em>"The dollar consisting of twenty-five and eight-tenths grains (1.67 g) of gold nine-tenths fine, as established by section thirty-five hundred and eleven of the Revised Statutes of the United States, shall be the standard unit of value, and all forms of money issued or coined by the United States shall be maintained at a parity of value with this standard."</em></blockquote> Since then, Congress, the President, and the Federal Reserve Board, arbitrarily have changed the value of the dollar many times, and today the FRB changes the dollar's value by arbitrarily changing interest rates. That is how Monetary Sovereignty works. The U.S. government, unlike state and local governments, is <strong>SOVEREIGN</strong> over the U.S. dollar. It can create as many dollars as it wishes and can make the dollar equal to anything it wishes. By fiat, the government can make the dollar equal to an ounce of gold, a pound of silver or a partridge in a pear tree. It is <strong>SOVEREIGN</strong>.
          The 64th Sydney Film Festival Awards On Body and Soul (Berlin winner)   

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The 64th Sydney Film Festival tonight awarded On Body and Soul, directed by Ildikó Enyedi, the prestigious 10th anniversary Sydney Film Prize, out of a selection of 12 Official Competition films. 

The $60,000 cash prize for 'audacious, cutting-edge and courageous' film was awarded to Enyedi at the Festival’s Closing Night Gala awards ceremony and event at the State Theatre, ahead of the Australian premiere screening of Bong Joon-ho's Okja. 

Accepting the award, Enyedi said, “It was such an amazingly strong competition. It’s marvellous that such a film can move so many people, it gives me so much hope in cinema and in human communication.”

Sydney filmmakers Sascha Ettinger Epstein and Claire Haywood were awarded the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary’s $10,000 cash prize for The Pink House, about the last brothel in old mining town Kalgoorlie.

The Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films saw the $7000 cash prize for the Dendy Live Action Short Award going to Adele, directed by Mirene Igwabi.  Sunday Emerson Gullifer was Highly Commended for her short film Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow.  And Daniel Agdag's animation Lost Property Office took out both the $7000 Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director and the $5000 Yoram Gross Animation Award.

The Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award, a $5,000 prize for the best short screenwriting, was awarded to Michael Cusack, the writer and director of stop motion animation After All.  And the writers of Screenability short film The Milky Pop Kid, Johanna Garvin and Emily Dash, were Highly Commended. 

The $10,000 Sydney-UNESCO City of Film Award, bestowed by Create NSW to a trail-blazing NSW-based screen practitioner, went to Indigenous Australian actor, director and writer Leah Purcell.

Chris Freeland announced he will step down as Sydney Film Festival Chair while remaining on the Board.   Freeland, a Partner of Baker McKenzie and a member of its Asia Pacific Regional Council, chaired the organisation for eight years.  He led an era of expansion as well as industry and public popularity, seeing attendances almost double.

Festival Board Director Deanne Weir was welcomed to the position of Chair. Weir has over 25 years’ experience in media and communications and is Foxtel’s Managing Director, Content Aggregation and Wholesale.  She is also a renowned television producer and philanthropist whose passion is to support the advancement of women in the community.

Sydney Film Festival CEO Leigh Small said, “This year again, the Festival exceeded previous attendance figures – a continuing ten-year trend. There was an average of 72% capacity across all sessions with almost 185,000 attendances. This result marks a fitting end to Chris Freeland’s eight year tenure during which the number of people attending the Sydney Film Festival almost doubled.”

Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley said: “2017 has been a significant year for film and filmmakers.   As the world looks for ways to understand and interpret the momentous events and challenges facing humanity, filmmakers across the globe have risen to the challenge.

“From refugees and the horrors of war, to the state of the world’s oceans,  this program of films - screened to Australian audiences for the first time at the 64th Sydney Film Festival - has provided an opportunity to debate and discuss some of the most pressing and contentious issues of our time.

“With a spotlight on questions of equality in race, sexuality, wealth, accessibility, and many other global conversations, these 12 days have provided a wealth of stories from diverse viewpoints and a moment in time to take stock of who, what and where we are today.

“I congratulate all the winners and all of the finalists, as well as the hundreds of filmmakers who have joined us at the Festival to present their ideas and opinions in films, talks and discussions,” he said.

THE SYDNEY FILM PRIZE

On awarding the Sydney Film Prize to Hungarian filmmaker Ildikó Enyedi’s On Body and Soul, Jury President Margaret Pomeranz said:

"Over the past 12 days we’ve experienced a most extraordinary cinematic journey curated by Sydney Film Festival.

"We’ve seen films about women struggling to find a space for themselves in a world that seems to want to keep them in their place; there have been films about transgressions, from youthful murder to child abuse.

"We’ve seen films about the many faces of sexual desire; we’ve been invited into worlds of wonder we have never experienced and we’ve been exposed to the ugly side of ourselves, through racism, poverty, cruelty and displacement.  And we’ve also been invited into the world of human compassion.

"And that element of compassion is very present in the film we’ve chosen to award the Sydney Film Prize.  It’s a film that shows us that even in this divided world we are capable of sharing the same dreams, that amongst the ugliness of a slaughterhouse, kindness, gentleness can be found," she said.

"So the Sydney Film Prize goes to the graceful, measured and ever so compassionate On Body and Soul from Hungarian filmmaker Ildikó Enyedi."

Winner of the Berlinale Golden Bear, On Body and Soul is Enyedi’s visually ravishing return to filmmaking after an 18-year break.  The film is about the unconventional romance between two co-workers who discover that each night they have exactly the same dreams.

The Festival jury was comprised of Australian film critic Margaret Pomeranz, critically acclaimed Nepali director Deepak Rauniyar, former senior film executive of South Korean powerhouse CJ Entertainment Kini Kim, independent Asian-Canadian animator Ann Marie Fleming, and Australian film producer Rosemary Blight of smash-hit The Sapphires and acclaimed television series Cleverman.

Previous winners include: Aquarius (2016), Arabian Nights (2015); Two Days, One Night (2014); Only God Forgives (2013); Alps (2012); A Separation (2011); Heartbeats (2010); Bronson (2009); and Hunger (2008).

The competition is endorsed by FIAPF, the regulating body for international film festivals, and is judged by a jury of five international and Australian filmmakers and industry professionals.

The selection of films in Competition for the SFF 2017 Sydney Film Prize are listed HERE.

THE DOCUMENTARY AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION AWARD FOR AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARY

The Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary was awarded to The Pink House from filmmakers Sascha Ettinger Epstein and Claire Haywood. The Jury comprising award-winning Asian-American filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz, CEO of the Documentary Australia Foundation Dr Mitzi Goldman and Australian based Iranian filmmaker Amin Palangi in a joint statement said:

"Amongst ten noteworthy films, one film enthralled us with its blend of nuanced characters and narrative depth. 

“In classic cinema verite fashion, the filmmaker introduces us to two singular women who give her unfettered access to their constantly changing lives, revealing a profound trust between filmmaker and subject that renders this film deeply personal and intimate.

“Through the unflinching gaze of her lens, this filmmaker immerses us in a world that, in less disciplined hands, could very well have been voyeuristic.  Instead we are treated to a film that is handled with affection and grace.”

“We the Jury give the Australian documentary prize to Sasha Ettinger Epstein and Claire Haywood for The Pink House.” 

2017 marks the fourth year the prize has been supported by the Foundation.

Previous winners include: In the Shadow of the Hill (2016); Only the Dead (2015); 35 Letters (2014); Buckskin (2013); Killing Anna (2012); Life in Movement (2011); and The Snowman (2010). In 2009 the inaugural prize was shared between Contact and A Good Man, and each film received a $10,000 cash prize.

The 10 finalists for the 2017 Sydney Film Festival Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary are listed HERE.

THE DENDY AWARDS FOR AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

The Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films were awarded to Mirene Igwabi for Adele (Dendy Live Action Short Award), Sunday Emerson Gullifer for Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow (Highly Commended), and Daniel Agdag for Lost Property Office (Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director and Yoram Gross Animation Award). The Jury comprised Canadian filmmaker Kirsten Carthew, former Vice President of Paramount Pictures Mike Selwyn, and Australian film producer Kath Shelper. In a joint statement, the Jury said:

"This year’s Jury was particularly excited by the exceptional talent that continues to emerge from Australia’s animation sector.

“We were captivated by the original and diverse stories and variety of animation techniques presented in both the Dendy Awards and in the rest of the Festival.

“Lost Property Office stood out for its direction, storytelling and exquisite visuals that could only have been realised through animation, which was the perfect choice of medium to tell this story.”

The Festival’s short-film competition is now in the 48th year; and has been sponsored by Dendy Cinemas for 29 years. Winners of the Best Live Action Short Film award and the Yoram Gross Animation award, sponsored by Yoram Gross Films, are Academy Award-eligible, opening new pathways for many Australian filmmakers.

These ground-breaking awards have kick-started the careers of many prominent filmmakers, with past competitors Warwick Thornton, Ariel Kleiman, Cate Shortland, Jane Campion, Phillip Noyce and Ivan Sen among Dendy Awards alumni.   

The 10 finalists for the 2017 Dendy Award for Australian Short Film are listed HERE.

EVENT CINEMAS AUSTRALIAN SHORT SCREENPLAY AWARD

A jury comprising Canadian filmmaker Kirsten Carthew, former Vice President of Paramount Pictures Mike Selwyn, and Australian film producer Kath Shelper awarded the Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award to Michael Cusack, the writer and director of stop motion animation After All. Highly Commended the writers of Screenability short film The Milky Pop Kid, Johanna Garvin and Emily Dash.

Sponsored by Event Cinemas, Anthony Kierann, Area General Manager, Event Cinemas said:

“Event Cinemas is proud to once again sponsor The Event Cinema’s Australian Short Screenplay award.  Events acknowledges and supports the idea, concept and vision of a short film as penned by the writers in this exciting category.

“To be able to participate and support an outstanding written script by an Australian at this iconic film festival, we hope to encourage and support the writer towards inspiring development and achievements in the film landscape. We applaud all the short films within the category as stand out short films from the writers.”

The Australian short films eligible for the 2017 Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award are listed HERE.

Winners of all Sydney Film Festival awards are presented with the Festival’s signature mesmeric swirl award, designed and handmade in Sydney by Festival partners Dinosaur Designs.

The UNESCO Sydney City Of Film Award

The $10,000 Sydney-UNESCO City of Film Award, bestowed by Create NSW to a trail-blazing NSW-based screen practitioner, went to Indigenous Australian actor, director and writer Leah Purcell.

ABOUT SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

From Wednesday 7 June to Sunday 18 June 2017, the 64th Sydney Film Festival offers Sydneysiders another exciting season of cinema amidst a whirlwind of premieres, red-carpet openings, in-depth discussions, international guests and more.

Sydney Film Festival also presents an Official Competition of 12 films that vie for the Sydney Film Prize, a highly respected honour that awards a $60,000 cash prize based on the decision of a jury of international and Australian filmmakers and industry professionals. Previous Sydney Film Prize winners: Aquarius (2016); Arabian Nights (2015); Two Days, One Night (2014); Only God Forgives (2013); Alps (2012); A Separation (2011); Heartbeats (2010); Bronson (2009); and Hunger (2008).

The Festival takes place across Greater Sydney: at the State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street, Dendy Opera Quays, Dendy Newtown, Skyline Drive-In Blacktown, Art Gallery of NSW, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, Randwick Ritz, Casula Powerhouse, the Festival Hub at Sydney Town Hall and SFF Outdoor Screen in Pitt Street Mall.

The Festival is a major event on the New South Wales cultural calendar and is one of the world’s longest-running film festivals. For more information visit: www.sff.org.au.

The 64th Sydney Film Festival is supported by the NSW Government through Screen NSW and Destination NSW, the Federal Government through Screen Australia and the City of Sydney. The Festival’s Strategic Partner is the NSW Government through Destination NSW.

 

 

          This week in Supreme Court history: New limits on the spending power   
On June 23, 1987, the Supreme Court upheld the ability of the federal government to impose conditions on money received by the states.
          U.S. seeks end of “Redskins” trademark fight   
Conceding what had seemed to have become inevitable, the Justice Department asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to put an end to the long-running legal fight against the Washington, D.C., pro football team over the use of the trademarks protecting its name, the “Redskins.”
          Canadian Free Trade Agreement Starts July 1   

Consumers and businesses in Nova Scotia will benefit from improved trade within Canada with the implementation of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement(CFTA) on July 1.

“Over half of Nova Scotia’s trade in goods and services occurs within Canada,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “This modern set of rules to guide domestic trade gives Nova Scotia companies more opportunity to do business across provincial and territorial boundaries, and a clear process to address barriers.

“The CFTA builds on work we are doing with our Atlantic partners to reduce regulatory and administrative barriers to trade. Canada’s 150 celebration is a fitting opportunity to bring into force this modern, Canada-wide agreement as we continue efforts to create jobs for young Nova Scotians and more opportunity for the middle class.”

Since December 2014, federal, provincial and territorial governments have worked to modernize Canada’s internal trade. The CFTA resulted from these negotiations.

“The CFTA will make it easier and less costly for Nova Scotia businesses to sell their goods and services across Canada,” said Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Trade. “It increases choice for consumers, expands access to government contracts in other provinces, and creates more jobs for Canadians.”

CFTA includes rules that open trade in goods and services, processes that cut red tape by reducing differences in regulations and standards, and provisions that increase access to billions of dollars in government procurement opportunities for Canadian businesses.

Nationally, internal trade is worth $400 billion and represents roughly 20 per cent of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP).

The agreement also establishes a new framework to review interprovincial trade over the next year in areas like alcohol, fisheries, the territorial food sector and financial services.
The CFTA will replace the existing Agreement on Internal Trade which has been in place since 1995.




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          Oferta de trabajo: Desarrollador Front End Ionic   
Buenos Aires - Desarrollador Front End Ionic en Capital Federal, Capital Federal para Reklut.Com Para Trabajar En Capital Federal, Capital Federal, Argentina Canales Tecnologías de la Información / Tecnologías de la Información en General Descripción del Trabajo Desde LATAM5411 nos encon...
          ADMINISTRATIVA GENERAL para CENTRO DE ODONTOLOGÍA EXPERIENCIA EXCLUYENTE en otros CENTROS ODONTOLÓGICOS   
Recoleta, Buenos Aires - Nuestro cliente, prestigioso Centro de Odontología Privado Líder ubicado en Capital Federal, nos ha solicitado la Búsqueda y Selección de una ADMINISTRATIVA GENERAL para desempeñar tareas de Admisión, Recepción y otras Actividades Administrativas propias de la Especialidad Prefac...
          Oferta de empleo: Administrativo Contable : Saavedra   
Saavedra, Buenos Aires - Administrativo Contable : Saavedra en Capital Federal, Capital Federal Confidencial Empresa Confidencial Para Trabajar En Capital Federal, Capital Federal, Argentina Canales Administración de Empresas / Administración Contable y Financiera Descripción del Trabajo Import...
          Wall Street Journal cost of living.   

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There is no US state where the minimum wage will pay the rent: At least 60 to over 80 hours a week needed for market-rate one bedroom apartment
A San Francisco household would need to make $39.65 an hour to afford the market rent for a two-bedroom apartment, according to a new report that highlights a wide gap between stagnant incomes and rising rents in many parts of the country.
Around the country, renter households would need to make $19.35 an hour working full time to afford a two-bedroom unit, which is $4 more than the estimated average wage of U.S. workers, according to the report released Tuesday by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
Rental affordability has grown as a challenge in recent years due to a number of factors, including increasing demand as more people choose to rent or are forced to because they can’t get mortgages; a relative lack of rental construction in recent years in comparison to past cycles; and stagnant wage growth.
There is no state in the country where someone earning either the state or federal minimum wage can afford a market-rate one-bedroom apartment, according to the report. A minimum wage worker would need to work 86 hours per week to afford a one-bedroom apartment.
The researchers looked at much a family would need to make to keep its rental costs at a reasonable level–30% of its income–to afford rent and utilities on a modest rental unit in a short amount of time, as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

San Francisco was the most expensive metropolitan area, followed closely by Stamford-Norwalk in Connecticut, where a typical two-bedroom apartment demands that income earners in the household make a combined $37.37 an hour working full-time, according to the report.

The most difficult state in which to afford rent was Hawaii, where a household would need to make $31.61 an hour to afford a two-bedroom rental, meaning you would need to work more than 4 full-time jobs at minimum wage to afford an apartment.
Close behind were Washington, D.C., where households need to earn $28.04 to afford a two-bedroom apartment, and California, where rent demands a household earn $26.65 an hour. In both of those places, households would need to work three minimum-wage jobs to make rent on a two-bedroom home.
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And people still believe I'm overpaid at $31/hr. Middle class income single parent with 1 pre-teen and people flame and hate.


          Chicago Gun Violence Epidemic Gets Federal Assistance   
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Chicago's notoriously poor handling of gun legislation has left the city with an embarrassing new nickname: Chiraq.

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          Federal Forces Prepare for Radical Leftist Desecration of Gettysburg Graves   
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As the American political left continues to toil in the muck, finding ever more vile methods of anarchy, one newly uncovered scheme has federal authorities ready to flex their muscle.

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          Two self-defense bills scheduled for further hearings, possible amendments & vote in House committee   

Chairwoman Kristina Roegner (R-37) has announced that the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee will be hearing testimony on two self-defense bills on Wednesday, July 5 at 1:00p.m. in Room 115.

The committee will be hearing testimony on HB 142 (Repeal LEO notification). House Bill 142 seeks to repeal requirements that, when detained for a law-enforcement purpose, a concealed carry licensee must "promptly inform" an approaching law enforcement officer that the licensee is a licensee and is carrying a concealed handgun. In 2015, a study by ConcealedNation.org revealed that Ohio was in a vast minority of states that makes such a requirement of concealed handgun license-holders. This will be the fourth hearing for this important legislation, and the chair has indicated that possible amendments may be offered before a possible vote.

The committee will also be considering proponent testimony on HB 233 (DEFEND Act), a bill which seeks to decriminalize so-called “no-guns" victim zones for concealed handgun license (CHL) holders. This will be the third hearing for this important legislation, and given that opponents will be given the chance to testify, committee members are no-doubt in store for yet another round of "sky-is-falling" predictions that will never come to pass. The chair has indicated that possible amendments may also be offered on this bill before a possible vote.

In the DEFEND Hearing's second hearing on June 20, bill sponsor John Becker submitted an amendment to his original bill which he said accepts suggestions from prosecutors but preserves the spirit of the bill.

The changes, he said, add the word "knowingly" in terms of intent and change a proposed penalty of disorderly conduct to trespassing. The new version also changes the term firearm to deadly weapon.

Buckeye Firearms Association's Jim Irvine testified in support of the bill, saying no need has ever been shown for many of the restrictions on firearms. He informed the committee the bill overall reduces penalties and minimizes the potential that a person would face a crime for taking a gun to a location where they are prohibited.

Please contact your State Representative TODAY and politely urge him or her to support this pro-gun legislation.

Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary, BFA PAC Vice Chairman, and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He is the editor of BuckeyeFirearms.org, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website.

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Following is Jim Irvine's proponent testimony on HB 233, delivered to the House committee on June 20:

Good afternoon Chairwomen Roegner, Vice Chairman Lipps, ranking member Leland and members of the House Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations. I testify today in support of Sub H.B. 233.

We all enjoy many constitutionally protected rights. And we understand that the State may put restrictions on those rights. To properly do so, they must show a justifiable need for that restriction. You can’t yell “FIRE!” in a crowded movie theater.

No need has ever been shown to restrict the constitutionally protected, individual right to bear arms in most of the places that Ohio law restricts people from having a firearm available to defend their life.There is serious criminal activity in Ohio. We are suffering through a drug epidemic. Serious crimes deserve serious (felony) punishment. It is a waste of law-enforcement, prosecutorial, and judicial resources to criminalize an otherwise law-abiding citizen with a similar degree of crime for status offenses.

There is a huge difference between the crimes of rape, murder, arson, and a CHL holder walking into a church or library which happens to be a government building. The law should reflect that stark difference.

Sub. H.B. 233 makes the punishment fit the crime.

We have endorsed it and recommend its passage.


          Where things stand on the AT&T and Time Warner deal   
AT&T’s (NYSE: T) $49-billion acquisition of DirecTV took a whopping 432 days to win government approval, eventually earning clearance from the Federal Communications Commission with a list of conditions. Now 251 days since the Dallas telecom giant declared its intent to purchase content monster Time Warner, Inc., the process could finally be turning toward the point in which the two sides discuss the same type of conditions. Bob Quinn, AT&T’s senior executive vice president for external and…

          BB&T clears 2017 stress test, plans to boost dividend payout   
BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) once again has passed its yearly financial exam. The Winston-Salem-based bank would “withstand a severe recession,” according to its latest stress test. The bank also passed the test in 2016 and 2015. With the passage of the test, the Federal Reserve has accepted BB&T’s capital plans. The bank has proposed raising its quarterly dividend from 3 cents to 33 cents. The bank’s board will consider the dividend increase at its meeting on July 25. BB&T has also proposed…

          Chicago police, feds team up on new effort to curb violence   
CHICAGO – Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors are launching a new initiative Friday to stem the flow of illegal firearms in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant gun violence that President Donald Trump says is at "epidemic proportions."

Trump's remark on Twitter came ahead of an announcement by Chicago police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about the formation of the Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office acknowledged that an additional 20 ATF agents have been sent to Chicago.

State police, intelligence analysts and state and federal prosecutors will target illegal guns and repeat gun offenders, Chicago police said. Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a statement Thursday night that "we are foundationally changing the way we fight crime in Chicago."

Trump tweeted Friday morning that "Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help." In January, he warned Chicago about its high number of homicides, saying on Twitter that he is ready to "send in the Feds."

Adam Collins, spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, said the city wants federal help.

"Six months ago we made it clear that we would welcome additional federal support, and six months later we appreciate the 20 new ATF agents that are now arriving," Collins said in an email. But as the police department released figures that show the number of homicides, shooting incidents and shooting victims has dropped, Collins said "the progress CPD has made this year has happened without any of the new resources from the federal government we requested."

In fact, earlier this week, officials announced that the ATF had loaned the city a van outfitted with ballistic testing equipment to help police more quickly solve gun crimes.

Trump's latest tweet said there have been 1,714 shootings in Chicago this year. According to the police department, there have been 1,703 shooting victims. There were 1,935 shooting victims in the city during the same period last year. Also, there have been 1,360 shooting incidents so far this year — 224 less than were reported during the same period in 2016. So far this year, there have been 320 homicides compared to 322 by this time last year, according to the police department.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking Friday on the Fox News Channel's morning show, "Fox & Friends," said the Justice Department is "sending in additional gun investigators" to Chicago and that he has urged the U.S. attorney's office to prosecute gun cases aggressively.

"The police have been demoralized in many ways," he said. "In many ways, the policies in Chicago have not been working. Murders are way, way too high. It is critical for the people of Chicago's public safety that we begin to work together here and deport violent criminals that have been convicted. They need to not be a sanctuary city, they need to be protecting the people of Chicago from violent criminals."

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement late Thursday that federal and Cook County prosecutors plan to develop new strategies to prosecute gun crimes and offenders.

On Friday, Sessions said the Justice Department will send more federal prosecutors to "prioritize prosecutions to reduce gun violence."

Sessions last week pledged federal assistance to 12 cities to help them develop individualized, long-term strategies to fight violence. But Chicago was not among them.

The Justice Department said that's because Chicago was already part of a similar Justice Department program called the Violence Reduction Network, which began in 2014. Under that initiative, federal agents teamed up with their local counterparts to share resources and intelligence.

The Justice Department spokesman said the department will keep working with cities including Chicago under the new crime-fighting program, called the Public Safety Partnership. And he noted that dozens of additional ATF agents had "surged" into Chicago so far this year.


          Science Says: Are hot dogs healthier without added nitrites?   
NEW YORK – Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without "added nitrites."

Are they any healthier?

Oscar Mayer is touting its new hot dog recipe that uses nitrite derived from celery juice instead of artificial sodium nitrite, which is used to preserve the pinkish colors of processed meats and prevents botulism. Kraft Heinz, which owns Oscar Mayer, says sodium nitrite is among the artificial ingredients it has removed from the product to reflect changing consumer preferences. The change comes amid a broader trend of big food makers purging ingredients that people may feel are not natural.

But nitrites are nitrites — and the change makes little difference — according to those who advise limiting processed meat and those who defend it.

Kana Wu, a research scientist at Harvard's school of public health, said in an email that it is best to think of processed meat made with natural ingredients the same as those made with artificial nitrites.

Wu was part of a group that helped draft the World Health Organization report in 2015 that said processed meats such as hot dogs and bacon were linked to an increased risk of colon cancer. She notes WHO did not pinpoint what exactly about processed meats might be to blame for the link.

One concern about processed meats is that nitrites can combine with compounds found in meat at high temperatures to fuel the formation of nitrosamines, which are known carcinogens in animals. It's a chemical reaction that can happen regardless of the source of the nitrites, including celery juice.

But the U.S. Department of Agriculture caps the amount of artificial nitrites that can be added to meats to prevent excessive use, said Andrew Milkowski, a retired Oscar Mayer scientist who consults for the meat industry. Meat makers also add ingredients to processed meat like bacon that help block the formation of nitrosamines, he said.

Though the terms nitrates and nitrites are used interchangeably, the meat industry says it's mainly sodium nitrite that companies currently use to cure meats such as hot dogs, cold cuts and bacon.

For Oscar Mayer hot dogs, the packages now list ingredients like celery juice that has been treated with bacterial culture. That turns the naturally occurring nitrates in celery juice into nitrites that serve a similar purpose.

While the nitrites derived from celery juice are no better, the switch may nevertheless help address negative consumer perceptions, said Milkowski, who also teaches at the University of Wisconsin's department of animal sciences.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest agrees nitrites from natural sources aren't that different from artificial nitrites in processed meats. But the group has cited the WHO report in calling for a cancer warning label on processed meats, regardless of how they're made. It also says nitrite-preserved foods tend to be high in salt and should be limited or avoided anyway. The American Cancer Society also suggests limiting processed and red meat, citing a variety of reasons.

The meat industry has contested the WHO's finding, saying it is based on studies that show a possible link but don't prove a cause, and that single foods shouldn't be blamed for cancer. Many health experts also say there's no reason to worry about an occasional hot dog or bologna sandwich.

And while natural preservatives may not make hot dogs any healthier, they fit with the growing preference for ingredients like celery juice that people can easily recognize.

"I think it's a step in the right direction," said Kristen Kirkpatrick, a dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic.

An interesting wrinkle worth noting is that federal regulations require processed meats without added nitrites or nitrates to be labeled as "uncured" and to state that they have no nitrates or nitrites added — except those naturally occurring in the alternative ingredient. That's the language you'll now find on Oscar Mayer hot dog packages, though the products previously only had added nitrites.

The meat industry has contested the required language of meat being "uncured," because it says the products are still cured, albeit with nitrites derived from other ingredients.


          Travel ban takes effect but less chaos expected   
WASHINGTON – A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban took effect Thursday evening, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights.

The new rules, the product of months of legal wrangling, aren't so much an outright ban as a tightening of already-tough visa policies affecting citizens from six Muslim-majority countries. Refugees are covered, too.

Administration officials promised that implementation this time, which started at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT), would be orderly. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Dan Hetlage said his agency expected "business as usual at our ports of entry," with all valid visa holders still being able to travel.

Still, immigration and refugee advocates are vowing challenge the new requirements and the administration has struggled to explain how they will make the United States safer.

Under the temporary rules, citizens of Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen who already have visas will be allowed into the United States. But people from those countries who want new visas will now have to prove a close family relationship or an existing relationship with an entity like a school or business in the U.S.

It's unclear how significantly the new rules will affect travel. In most of the countries singled out, few people have the means for leisure travel. Those that do already face intensive screenings before being issued visas.

Nevertheless, human rights groups on Thursday girded for new legal battles. The American Civil Liberties Union, one of the groups challenging the ban, called the new criteria "extremely restrictive," ''arbitrary" in their exclusions and designed to "disparage and condemn Muslims."

The state of Hawaii filed an emergency motion Thursday asking a federal judge to clarify that the administration cannot enforce the ban against relatives – such as grandparents, aunts or uncles – not included in the State Department's definition of "bona fide" personal relationships.

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer met with customs officials and said he felt things would go smoothly.

"For tonight, I'm anticipating few issues because, I think, there's better preparation," he told reporters at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday night. "The federal government here, I think, has taken steps to avoid the havoc that occurred the last time."

Much of the confusion in January, when Trump's first ban took effect, resulted from travelers with previously approved visas being kept off flights or barred entry on arrival in the United States. Immigration officials were instructed Thursday not to block anyone with valid travel documents and otherwise eligible to visit the United States.

Karen Tumlin, legal director of the National Immigration Law Center, said the rules "would slam the door shut on so many who have waited for months or years to be reunited with their families.

Trump, who made a tough approach to immigration a cornerstone of his election campaign, issued a ban on travelers from the six countries, plus Iraq, shortly after taking office in January. His order also blocked refugees from any country.

Trump said these were temporary measures needed to prevent terrorism until vetting procedures could be reviewed. Opponents noted that visa and refugee vetting were already strict and said there was no evidence that refugees or citizens of those six countries posed a threat. They saw the ban as part of Trump's campaign promise to bar Muslims from entering the United States.

Lower courts blocked the initial ban and a second, revised Trump order intended to overcome legal hurdles. The Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated the revised ban but exempted travelers who could prove a "bona fide relationship" with a U.S. person or entity. The court offered only broad guidelines.

In guidance issued late Wednesday, the State Department said the personal relationships would include a parent, spouse, son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling already in the United States. It does not include other relationships such as grandparents, grandchildren, aunts and uncles. On Thursday, the State and Homeland Security departments had both expanded the range of bona fide relationships to include fiancés.

Business or professional links must be "formal, documented and formed in the ordinary course rather than for the purpose of evading" the ban. Journalists, students, workers or lecturers who have valid invitations or employment contracts in the U.S. would be exempt from the ban. The exemption does not apply to those who seek a relationship with an American business or educational institution purely for the purpose of avoiding the rules.

Refugees from any country will face similar requirements. But the U.S. has almost filled its quota of 50,000 refugees for the budget year ending in September and the new rules won't apply to the few remaining slots. With the Supreme Court set to consider the overall ban in October, the rules could change again.

The travel ban may have the largest impact on Iranians. In 2015, the most recently available data, nearly 26,000 Iranians were allowed into the United States on visitor or tourist visas. Iranians made up the lion's share of the roughly 65,000 foreigners from the six countries who visited with temporary, or non-immigrant visas that year.

American journalist Paul Gottinger, said he and his Iranian fiancee applied for a visa nearly a year ago but are still waiting on a decision. Gottinger says they were to wed at a Japanese garden in his parents' home state of Minnesota this month but postponed the ceremony until August because they had not yet received the visa.

Now, he expects they will have to delay again.

"Every twist and turn of the courts, we're holding our hearts and our stomachs are falling to the floor," he said by phone from Turkey.

The new regulations are also affecting the wedding plans of Rama Issa-Ibrahim, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York.

She is Syrian-American and had planned to get married this fall. While her father in Syria may be able to get a visa, her aunts and uncles may well be blocked.

"I would love for them to be at this wedding, and unfortunately, they aren't going to be able to be here," she said, adding that the ceremony would be postponed.

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Associated Press writer Amy Taxin and Andrew Dalton in Los Angeles and Michael Noble in New York contributed to this report.


          Report: "Violence and Terror: Findings on Clandestine Graves in Mexico”   
 Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from La Jornada 


        More Than 1000 Clandestine Graves Found in Mexico, 
                Report Confirms and NGO's Denounce

BY: Fernando Camacho Silva
June 22, 2012

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Mexico City. Throughout the country there are more than a thousand clandestine graves, in which 2,114 human skulls have been found, according to the report Violence and Terror: Findings on Clandestine Graves in Mexico , carried out jointly by various academic and human rights organizations.
During the presentation of the study, Jorge Ruiz and Mónica Meltis, two of the authors of the paper, explained that the methodology of the analysis consisted of gathering hemerographic notes on the subject and data sent by the prosecutors of several states of the Republic , via transparency requests.
Ruiz said that only 12 state procuratorial offices provided information on the clandestine graves found in their territories (Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, Sinaloa, Coahuila, Durango, Sonora, Oaxaca, San Luis Potosi, Campeche and Quintana Roo), meanwhile the others stated that they had no data on them or were not obliged to provide them.


Another point that draws attention is that prosecutors of some of the entities with the highest levels of violence in the country, such as Guerrero, Jalisco and Chihuahua, are among those who denied having information on the matter.

Likewise, the vast majority of state prosecutors did not give figures on how many bodies were identified, while federal agencies such as the Office of the Attorney General and the Ministry of National Defense provided incomplete numbers.
According to the study, the states with the largest number of clandestine graves are Guerrero (59), Jalisco (53), Chihuahua (47), Coahuila (45), Tamaulipas (40), Nuevo Leon (33) and Michoacán .
Also, the municipalities that concentrated the largest percentage of graves were Durango, Durango (21 percent); San Fernando, Tamaulipas (12 percent); Acapulco, Guerrero (6 percent); La Barca, Jalisco (5 percent); Juárez, Nuevo Leon (5 percent), and Taxco, Guerrero (4 percent).

The country’s decades-long, military-led crackdown on drug cartels has resulted in hundreds of “disappeared” people, with many that are missing or who have been murdered, having no known links to criminal gangs. 



Over 250 human skulls were discovered at the Colinas de Santa Fe area, near the Veracruz harbor. Earliest traces of the mass grave were found in August by the Colectivo Solecito, a grassroots organization of relatives of Mexico’s disappeared.

Ortiz, who is in charge of investigating the discovery, believes the skulls belong to victims of drug cartels. He is currently waiting for US $1.8 million dollars promised by the Mexican government to buy sample materials to identify the remains.


In March, Veracruz Attorney General Jorge Winckler Ortiz accused the Mexican Government of knowing about the mass grave of at least 242 bodies that were discovered in his state earlier that month.

“It is impossible for anyone to have realized what happened here, with the vehicles that were coming in and out, if not with the complicity of government authority,” Ortiz said and added: "I do not understand  how else." HispanTV reports.


Despite having to depend on federal authorities who are believed to be “complicit” in the case, Ortiz continues to work independently with families to find answers.



"They give us just the bones but at least I have them. I can keep (them) somewhere ... I can put a flower on (them)," Colectivo Solecito member Martha Gonzalez told CNN en Español. "And I can know that they are really there and resting."

Veracruz, one of Mexico’s most violent states, is home to armed conflict between drug cartels Los Zetas and Jalisco Nueva Generacion. Within the last year, over 120 graves of suspected drug war victims have been discovered, Mexico’s Secretariat of the Interior .

Many believe Mexico’s federal government is involved in both recruiting members for these cartels and hiding the bodies of victims.

One day for example, policemen in Culiacan were filmed arresting eight young men before handing them over to what was believed to be an organized crime group. The incident echoed the circumstances that led to the disappearance of 43 students at the Ayotzinapa teachers' college, which sparked international outcry more than two years ago.

In 2016, more than 20,000 homicides were reported across Mexico, the highest level registered since Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto took office in 2012.

                               Disappearances Still Rising in Mexico 2 Years After Ayotzinapa

“Despite this alarming estimate, Mexico has still not realized how serious was the situation of disappearances,” said CNDH state official Ismael Eslava, adding that over 80 percent of the cases were concentrated in 11 out of the 31 states in the country: Guerrero, Nuevo Leon, Veracruz, Zacatecas, Coahuila, Colima, San Luis Potosi, Durango, Jalisco and Sonora.

Most of them are related to confrontations between rival drug cartels, sometimes with the support of authorities, said the report, which based its conclusions on over 500 requests before state and federal courts to find their relatives.


Relatives welcomed the report as an improvement on the usual work of the CNDH, often criticized for reluctantly investigating the cases of disappearances or human rights abuses, especially when they involve local or federal authorities.

The relatives of the victims complained that they have to carry out the search themselves for their loved ones, as the state fails to guarantee justice. However, running such investigations usually exposes them to death threats and other risks.

Between 2007 and September 2016, a total of 855 illegal mass graves were found across Mexico according to the official estimate, while a staggering 30,000 people were reported disappeared, according to a report by the National Commission of Human Rights. 


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          Trump wants to save the City of Chicago.   
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Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this year!

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Thomas Williams Save the Children, Mothers, and Dads who are still trying to live a good life anyway, Mr. President.

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Kim Eden Lehman Thank you, President Trump, for doing what has been needed for a long time.

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Deborah Davis absolutely, they are not doing anything about it in Chicago, enough is enough,, Trump is a true leader...save life ..... yes

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          Trump says he's sending federal help to Chicago to combat violence   
Chicago's police department personally asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions for additional resources a few months ago

          Only On 2: Federal Officer Shown Allegedly Kicking Handcuffed Suspect In The Head In Pomona   
The cellphone video shows what looks like a routine arrest until one of the officers kicks the handcuffed suspect in the head.
          Para advogado de Aécio, decisão do STF ‘restabeleceu soberania da Constituição’   

O advogado do senador Aécio Neves (PSDB-MG), Alberto Zacharias Toron, disse, em nota, que a decisão do ministro Marco Aurélio Mello, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), que devolveu o mandato ao tucano, “restabeleceu a legalidade e a soberania da Constituição”. Segundo Toron, a decisão “reafirmou a confiança de todos os brasileiros no Poder Judiciário”. “O …

Para advogado de Aécio, decisão do STF ‘restabeleceu soberania da Constituição’ (Repórter Diário)


          Ambulantes do DF reclamam da falta de protestos em greve geral   

Na tarde desta sexta-feira, 30, o manifestante mais contrariado de toda a Esplanada dos Ministérios era Reginaldo Souza. Nascido no Distrito Federal e ambulante há 12 anos em Brasília, Souza estava aflito com o silêncio que tomava conta da principal avenida da capital federal. Souza está entre os ambulantes que madrugaram para vender água, refrigerante, …

Ambulantes do DF reclamam da falta de protestos em greve geral (Repórter Diário)


          Fachin solicita que PGR se manifeste sobre pedido de Temer para intimar peritos   

O ministro Edson Fachin, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), solicitou que a Procuradoria-Geral da República (PGR) se manifeste sobre três pedidos apresentados pela defesa do presidente Michel Temer referentes às gravações feitas pelo empresário Joesley Batista. A Polícia Federal concluiu na semana passada que o áudio da conversa gravada pelo empresário Joesley Batista com o …

Fachin solicita que PGR se manifeste sobre pedido de Temer para intimar peritos (Repórter Diário)


          Procuradoria denuncia Juquinha da Valec por lavagem de R$ 13,5 mi da Norte-Sul   

O Núcleo de Combate à Corrupção, do Ministério Público Federal, em Goiás, denunciou nesta quinta-feira, 29, o ex-presidente da Valec, José Francisco das Neves (Juquinha), seu filho, Jader Ferreira das Neves, os advogados Leandro de Melo Ribeiro e Mauro Césio Ribeiro e o corretor de imóveis Fábio Junio Santos na Operação De Volta aos Trilhos, …

Procuradoria denuncia Juquinha da Valec por lavagem de R$ 13,5 mi da Norte-Sul (Repórter Diário)


          Marco Aurélio: Aécio tem ‘fortes elos com o Brasil’ e ‘carreira elogiável’   

Ao reconduzir Aécio Neves (PSDB-MG) ao Senado, o ministro Marco Aurélio, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), declarou expressamente o que pensa do tucano, de quem se revelou profundo conhecedor da biografia. “É brasileiro nato, chefe de família, com carreira política elogiável – deputado federal por quatro vezes, ex-presidente da Câmara dos Deputados, governador de Minas …

Marco Aurélio: Aécio tem ‘fortes elos com o Brasil’ e ‘carreira elogiável’ (Repórter Diário)


          Senado retoma nome de Aécio Neves no painel de votações   

No mesmo dia da decisão do ministro do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), Marco Aurélio Mello, de restituir o mandato de Aécio Neves (PSDB-MG), o Senado retomou no painel eletrônico de votações o nome do senador. Na tarde desta sexta-feira, 30, mesmo sem previsão de sessão plenária, o nome de Aécio já constava no painel. O …

Senado retoma nome de Aécio Neves no painel de votações (Repórter Diário)


          Eunício diz que tomará medidas administrativas para retorno de Aécio   

O presidente do Senado, Eunício Oliveira (PMDB-CE) disse que “adotará as medidas administrativas necessárias” para o senador Aécio Neves voltar às atividades legislativas. Nesta sexta-feira, 30, o ministro Marco Aurélio Mello, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), restabeleceu o mandato do tucano, afastado do cargo desde o dia 18 maio. O parlamentar foi denunciado pela Procuradoria-Geral …

Eunício diz que tomará medidas administrativas para retorno de Aécio (Repórter Diário)


          Re: New train station, old problems   
This article says the train station cost $15 million; the D&C article on the station says it cost $29.5 million (with $15 million of that in federal funds). If the D&C article is correct, the City Newspaper article is incorrect, and needs to be corrected.
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          Immigration symposium: On immigration matters, the court’s watchwords are caution and deference   

Immigration symposium: On immigration matters, the court’s watchwords are caution and deferenceRichard Samp is Chief Counsel of the Washington Legal Foundation, which filed a brief in Ziglar v. Abbasi on behalf of five former attorneys general and two former FBI directors, and a brief in Jennings v. Rodriguez on behalf of 31 members of Congress. The Supreme Court has long recognized that federal policy affecting aliens, […]

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          Document Specialist - University of Kansas - Lawrence, KS   
Permanent Resident to comply with Federal regulation requirements to be a DSO and ARO (in order to sign immigration documents).... $31,905 a year
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          Institutional Banking Compliance Generalist - Morgan Stanley - New York, NY   
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          The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that it has received $921,250 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service    

For Immediate Release

Date:                      June 22, 2017      

Contact:                 Heidi Audette
Phone:                   360-725-2154

Email:                    heidia@dva.wa.gov

Olympia, WA – The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that it has received $921,250 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs, and Serve Washington, the state’s commission on service and volunteerism.

Of the $921,250 federal investment, $630,500 will support 50 AmeriCorps members serving in the Washington Vet Corps program. Most of the 50 AmeriCorps members are veterans themselves and will act as peer mentors or navigators to veterans and military families at colleges and with community partner sites across Washington. During the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for outreach to 9,000 veterans and or family members on and off campus, connecting 400 individuals to services and benefits, as well as training for 1,500 faculty, staff, administrators and community stakeholder on veterans' cultural competency to increase success in veterans' transition from military service. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 2,000 volunteers that will be engaged in service to support and raise awareness of veterans' issues.

“We are excited to receive funding for the 2017-18 service year to support our Vet Corps program,” said Lourdes “Alfie” Alvarado-Ramos director of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. “Vet Corps members serve a vital role on higher education campuses and communities across our state helping to ensure veterans and their families are successful in their higher education pursuits.  We also rely on our Vet Corps to help connect veterans and families to their earned benefits and refer them to local resources such as health and mental health care.”

“The unique model of the Washington Vet Corps program enables AmeriCorps members, most of whom are veterans, to serve our country again through national service,” said Serve Washington Executive Director Debbie Schuffenhauer. “While serving their fellow veterans, AmeriCorps members’ also improve their own employment prospects, educational opportunities, and personal wellness.”

The remaining funds will provide up to $290,750 in education scholarships for the AmeriCorps members funded by this grant to help pay for college, vocational training, or pay back student loans.

The Washington Vet Corps is currently recruiting for AmeriCorps members to begin service this fall. AmeriCorps members typically receive a modest living stipend and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, or scholarship, upon completion of their service. Those interested in serving can learn more by visiting www.my.americorps.gov, then search for Vet Corps.

Beginning this fall, AmeriCorps members serving through the Washington Vet Corps will join the more than 80,000 AmeriCorps members serving across the country in 21,600 locations. These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.

Since the program’s inception in 1994, more than 1 million men and women have served in AmeriCorps, providing more than 1.4 billion hours of service and have earned more than $3.3 billion in education scholarships to pay for college or pay back student loans, more than $1 billion of which has been used to pay back student loans debt.

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The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs serves those who served by helping connect veterans and their family members to the benefits and services they earned through their military service. For more information, visit http://www.dva.wa.gov/.

Serve Washington advances national service, volunteerism and civic engagement to improve lives; expands opportunity to meet the local critical needs of residents of Washington; and strengthens community capacity while creating healthy and resilient communities. For more information, visit www.ofm.wa.gov/servewa.

AmeriCorps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, and leads volunteer initiatives for the nation. For more information, visit www.NationalService.gov .

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          Oil rises for seventh session, U.S. stocks rebound   

By Dion Rabouin and Herbert Lash

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil rose for a seventh straight session on Friday on a declining U.S. rig count and stronger demand data from China, while U.S. equities rebounded and were set to end a volatile week on an up-beat, helped by a double-digit jump in Nike shares.

The dollar recovered slightly but hawkish signals this week from the European Central Bank, Bank of England and Bank of Canada kept the greenback on track for its biggest quarterly decline against a basket of currencies in nearly seven years.

Among other sharp contrasts, the euro rose 7 percent in its best quarter since 2010, while the benchmark S&P 500 stock index was set to post its best first half of the year since 2013 and gold notched its first monthly loss this year.

U.S. drillers cut their rig count for the first time since January, energy services company Baker Hughes [RIG/U] said, while Chinese factories boosted output at their fastest pace in three months.

The strong data from China "certainly gives you hope that demand is growing globally," said Rob Haworth, senior investment strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management.

U.S. crude futures settled up $1.11 at $46.04 a barrel, the first close above $46 in two weeks. Benchmark Brent crude futures rose 50 cents to settle at $47.92 a barrel.

Crude had slumped to a 10-month low last week as rising output revived concerns about global oil glut.

A weaker greenback has made dollar-denominated crude less expensive for purchasers using other currencies.

Ramped-up expectations for tighter monetary policy from major central banks and scepticism the Federal Reserve would be able to raise interest rates again this year has made the dollar less attractive.

The dollar index was last up 0.05 percent at 95.674, while the euro was down 0.17 percent against the dollar at $1.1420.

The euro touched its strongest in nearly 14 months on Thursday, at $1.1445, while the dollar index touched a roughly nine-month low of 95.470 early Friday.

Nike shares rose 10.5 percent after the world's largest footwear maker reported a quarterly profit that topped estimates and said it would launch a pilot online sales programme with Amazon.com .

Nike shares were the biggest boost to both the Dow industrials and the S&P 500.

The S&P technology index <.SPLRCT> climbed 0.34 percent but was still on track to post its first monthly loss of the year.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> rose 99.25 points, or 0.47 percent, to 21,386.28. The S&P 500 <.SPX> gained 9.95 points, or 0.41 percent, to 2,429.65 and the Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> added 14.92 points, or 0.24 percent, to 6,159.27.

In Europe, shares closed lower and ended June with their biggest monthly loss in a year as worries over tighter monetary conditions soured the mood.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index <.FTEU3> of leading shares lost 0.44 percent while MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe <.MIWD00000PUS> rose 0.01 percent, lifted by Wall Street.

U.S. Treasury yields rose after inflation data was not seen as weak enough to delay the Fed’s expected path on rate hikes.

Benchmark 10-year notes fell 10/32 in price to yield 2.3037 percent, a six-week high.

(Reporting by Herbert Lash; Editing by Nick Zieminski)


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          Global funds cut U.S. stocks, boost euro zone holdings to near 2-year high - Reuters poll   

By Claire Milhench

LONDON (Reuters) - Global investors cut exposure to U.S. stocks in June, citing caution on stretched valuations, and raised their euro zone equity holdings to their highest since September 2015, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.

The Reuters monthly asset allocation survey of 47 fund managers and chief investment officers in Europe, the United States, Britain and Japan was carried out between June 15 and 28, a month in which U.S. tech stocks sold off heavily.

The rout saw the combined market cap of the five biggest U.S. tech firms drop by $120 billion in less than a week and sparked of a global equity market reversal.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq is set to end June down 0.9 percent, bringing a seven-month winning streak to a close. It is still up 14 percent so far this year.

Around three-quarters of poll respondents who answered a special question on tech stocks said they were not overvalued, but investors have reduced their U.S. equity holdings and rotated into euro zone stocks this month.

U.S. stocks were trimmed to 39.7 percent of global equity portfolios, the lowest since November when Donald Trump was elected U.S. president. Since then the S&P 500 has rallied hard and is up 8 percent so far this year on expectations of tax cuts and increased spending.

But investors have grown increasingly sceptical that Trump can deliver on his promises.

"An unprecedented level of economic and fiscal policy uncertainty still surrounds the new U.S. administration," said Mouhammed Choukeir, chief investment officer at Kleinwort Hambros. "This could spill into financial market volatility."

He prefers Europe, where valuations are cheap and political noise has quietened since the French election in which centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won an emphatic victory.

Investors raised their euro zone equity holdings to 19.3 percent, a near two-year high, in June.

They also showed a preference for euro zone debt over U.S. bonds, raising the former almost 1 percentage point to 27.2 percent of their global bond portfolios. In contrast, they cut their U.S. debt holdings by 2.2 percentage points to 37.9 percent, the lowest since March.

LOSING MOMENTUM

The U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second time this year in June and set out plans to start cutting its $4.5 billion portfolio.

The move showed the Fed's willingness to look past a run of soft inflation data and signalled a determination to move ahead with policy tightening. That has driven the U.S. bond yield curve to its flattest in a decade.

Although three-quarters of poll participants who answered a special question on the U.S. economy thought it was strong enough to withstand another Fed rate rise this year, a number expressed reservations.

Jan Bopp, an asset allocation strategist at Bank J Safra Sarasin, was amongst those who thought the Fed could be making a mistake in hiking rates.

"My concern is that the U.S. economy is losing momentum," he said, citing car sales, lending surveys and manufacturing. "Despite all that the Fed seems to be very dedicated. If only to get rates high enough to have ammo for the next downturn."

The caution was also evident in broader positioning, with investors trimming their overall equity allocations to 46.5 percent, the lowest since March, and raising their bond holdings to 40.7 percent, the highest since December.

"The upswing in global growth that started in 2015 is cooling off and inflation pressures are easing. This is good for bonds but stocks may be disappointed and we are only modestly overweight," said Trevor Greetham, head of multi-asset at Royal London Asset Management (RLAM).

BREXIT CONUNDRUM

Investors raised their exposure to UK assets after the June general election, lifting UK equities to 9.9 percent, while UK bond holdings jumped 1.5 percentage points to 10.4 percent, the highest since January.

The election resulted in a hung parliament, weakening Prime Minister Theresa May's hand in Brexit negotiations.

As a result, three-quarters of poll respondents who answered a question on the election outcome, said it made a softer Brexit more likely, rather than the hard Brexit that May had previously promised her supporters.

"The prime minister failed to win backing for a tightly controlled Brexit process focused on cutting immigration and leaving the single market," said RLAM's Greetham, adding that opponents of a hard Brexit within both the Conservative and Labour parties would argue the public mood is one of compromise.

However, Raphael Gallardo, a strategist at Natixis Asset Management, thought it was hard to see how the supporters of a soft Brexit could unite to exert power, saying new elections would be needed for a soft Brexit majority to gain control.

(Additional reporting by Maria Pia Quaglia Regondi and Hari Kishan Editing by Jeremy Gaunt.)


          Graphics: Stocks fly in first half but oil and dollar big losers   

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were on track for their best start to a year since 2003 while oil and the dollar were facing their biggest first-half drop for years.

The early months of 2017 were marked by the so-called Trump trades premised on U.S. President Donald Trump's pledges of multi-trillion dollar spending and by a change in Europe's political and growth outlook that has lured back investors.

But arguably the most significant shift for investors came in the last week of the second quarter when, in what looked like a concerted move, central bank policymakers appeared to signal it would soon be time to wind back the monetary stimulus that has buoyed markets for much of this decade.

As this graphic http://reut.rs/2sxO66c shows the dollar index, already down 4.5 percent for 2017 a week ago, was down 6.5 percent at Thursday's close and on track for its worst quarter in seven years and worst first half since 2003.

This despite the U.S. Federal Reserve raising interest rates twice this year.

The euro, boosted by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinting on Wednesday at tweaks to the bank's ultra-loose monetary policy stance, is up more than 8 percent year-to-date and heading for its best quarter in seven.

Dollar weakness has helped lift emerging equities, as measured by MSCI's main index almost 18 percent in dollar terms so far this year.

World stocks have gained more than 10 percent in dollar terms, their best first half since 2003.

Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index gained 9.6 percent, just ahead of the S&P 500 on 9.2 percent.

Stuck at the bottom of the performance league table, down 16.5 percent in dollar terms year-to-date is Brent crude oil, hit by a perception that output cuts agreed by OPEC producers and others will not be enough to stem the glut of oil.

It was on track for its worst first six months of any year since 1998.

In Brexit-bound Britain, which has just been through a messy election, the pound has dropped 3 percent against the euro. The weaker currency has been a boost for exporters, lifting the country's main FTSE 100 stock index 8.2 percent.

Emerging markets have shrugged off the U.S. rate rises and the oil and tech tumbles. Bonds in emerging market currencies have returned almost 10 percent in dollar terms, while hard currency sovereign debt is up 6 percent.

But within emerging markets there are losers as well as winners. (See graphic, http://tmsnrt.rs/2dZbdP5)

Russian equities, heavily oil-reliant and a star of late 2016, have lost 17 percent but energy importer Turkey's stock index has risen 30 percent, despite inflation, domestic political risks and policy wobbles.

The Mexican peso is the world's top performing currency, up 15 percent on the dollar, as faith wanes in Trump's ability to implement anti-trade and anti-immigration pledges. (See graphic, http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh)

Perhaps the biggest surprise has been Poland's zloty which has surged 13 percent against the dollar.

Brazil's real has been one of the worst-performing currencies, down 4 percent in 2017 due to fresh corruption scandals that have hit the country.

(Reporting by Marc Jones, Sujata Rao, Dhara Ranasinghe and Nigel Stephenson; Editing by Toby Chopra)


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          Morning News Call - India, June 30   

To access the newsletter, click on the link: http://share.thomsonreuters.com/assets/newsletters/Indiamorning/MNC_IN_06302017.pdf If you would like to receive this newsletter via email, please register at: https://forms.thomsonreuters.com/india-morning/ FACTORS TO WATCH 9:15 am: CDSL Listing ceremony in Mumbai. 11:00 am: Central Bank of India annual shareholders meet in Mumbai. 11:00 am: Singapore Airlines event in Mumbai. 2:30 pm: SpiceJet to launch its first SpiceStyle Store in Gurgaon. 3:30 pm: Earth Sciences Minister Harshvardhan at an event in New Delhi. 3:30 pm: Hindustan Unilever annual shareholders meet in Mumbai. 5:00 pm: India government to release May infrastructure output data in NewDelhi. 5:00 pm: RBI to release weekly foreign exchange data in Mumbai. 6:00 pm: Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan, World Bank Team at an eventin New Delhi. 6:30 pm: RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya, Banks Board Bureau ChairmanVinod Rai at an event in Mumbai. LIVECHAT - WEEKAHEAD Reuters EMEA markets editor Mike Dolan discusses the upcoming week's mainmarket inflection points at 3:30 pm IST. To join the conversation, click on thelink: https://forms.thomsonreuters.com/communities/ INDIA TOP NEWS • Fast forward; GST set to transform face of Indian logistics industry India's greatest tax reform - replacing an array of provincial duties with anationwide goods and services tax - is transforming the logistics industry in acountry where moving stuff around is notoriously difficult to do, executivessay. • IndiGo eyes Air India stake in possible privatisation India's biggest airline, IndiGo, has expressed unsolicited interest inbuying a stake in state-owned Air India, the junior aviation minister said onThursday, a day after the cabinet approved plans to privatise the carrier. • Eris Lifesciences edges lower after $264 million IPO Indian drug maker Eris Lifesciences Ltd's shares swung between gains andlosses in a tepid market debut on Thursday, after raising $263.8 million in aninitial public offering. • Coal India betting big on renewables, says minister Coal India Ltd, the world's largest miner of the dirty fuel, will generate 1gigawatt of renewable electricity this year as part of its plan to produce asmuch as 10 GW clean power in total, a federal minister said on Thursday. • India could raise import taxes on crude, refined veg oils- governmentsource India is likely to raise import duty on refined and crude vegetable oils,like palm and soyoil, as local oilseed prices slumped below the governmentsupport levels, a government official told Reuters on Thursday. • Mutual funds managers need to improve due diligence: SEBI Indian mutual funds need to improve their due diligence before investing incorporate bonds and not rely only on credit ratings given rising concerns aboutpotential defaults, the chairman of the country's capital markets regulator saidon Thursday. • CRISIL Ratings buys 8.9 percent stake in rival CARE for $68 million CRISIL Ltd, majority owned by S&P Global Inc, bought a 8.9 percent stake inrival CARE Ratings for 4.36 billion rupees $67.55 million, expanding into thecountry's ratings business at a time of surging corporate bond issuance. GLOBAL TOP NEWS • China factory growth fastest in 3 months as new orders, output rise China's manufacturing sector expanded at the quickest pace in three monthsin June, buoyed by strong production and new orders, reassuring news forauthorities trying strike a balance between deleveraging and keeping the economyon an even keel. • Trump administration reverses policy on fiancés as travel ban takes effect U.S. President Donald Trump's administration reversed a decision late onThursday as its revised travel ban took effect and said fiancés would beconsidered close family members and therefore allowed to travel to the UnitedStates. • Their fortunes enmeshed, Trump and Putin to hold first meeting next week U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putinnext week at a summit in Germany that brings two world leaders whose politicalfortunes have become intertwined face-to-face for the first time. LOCAL MARKETS OUTLOOK (As reported by NewsRise) • The SGX Nifty Futures were at 9,504.50, little changed from its previousclose. • The Indian rupee will likely fall against the dollar on expectations localshares will follow regional peers lower, as bond yields harden in developednations amid bets interest rates are headed higher in the U.S. and Europe. • Indian government bonds are likely to edge higher today as some banks mayboost debt purchases on the last day of the fiscal first quarter. However, freshsupply of bonds and higher U.S. yields may lead to selling by some investors.The yield on the benchmark 6.79 percent bond maturing in 2027 is likely to tradein a 6.49 percent-6.54 percent band today. GLOBAL MARKETS • Wall Street fell sharply on Thursday, with the S&P 500 and the Dowindustrials suffering their worst daily percentage drops in about six weeks, asa recent decline in technology shares deepened and outweighed strength in bankshares. • Japan's Nikkei share average stumbled to two-week lows morning afterinvestors turned risk-averse as major central banks signalled that the era ofcheap money was coming to an end, which hurt both U.S. and European marketsovernight. • The dollar languished near a nine-month low against a basket ofcurrencies, bogged down by growing expectations of more hawkish monetarypolicies in Europe and Canada and doubts about another U.S. interest rateincrease this year. • Benchmark U.S. Treasury yields rose to six-week highs on Thursday on thelikelihood that central banks in Europe will become less accommodative, beforebonds pared price losses as stocks declined. • Crude oil futures were on track for their biggest weekly gain sincemid-May, ending five weeks of losses with prices underpinned by a decline inU.S. output. • Gold prices steadied, supported by an easing dollar and falling equitieseven as comments from global central banks suggested monetary tightening inEurope and Canada. CLOSE FII INVESTMENTS EQUITIES DEBT PNDF spot 64.56/64.59 June 29 -$176.48 mln $145.75 mln 10-yr bond yield 6.87 Month-to-date $498.85 mln $4.55 bln Year-to-date $8.48 bln $17.99 bln For additional data: India govt bond market volumes Stock market reports Non-deliverable forwards data Corporate debt stories [IN CORPD] Local market closing/intraday levels [IN SNAPSHOT] Monthly inflows [INFLOWS RTRS TABLE IN] ($1 = 64.63 Indian rupees) (Compiled by Benny Thomas in Bengaluru)


          U.S. dollar falls, bond yields up as central bank views shift   

By Rodrigo Campos

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The euro and sterling rose on Thursday and U.S. bond yields spiked as hawkish comments from central banks signalled an end to ultra-loose monetary policy on both sides of the Atlantic, while technology shares dragged Wall Street stocks lower.

The dollar index <.DXY> touched its lowest since October, before Donald Trump was elected U.S. president, as investors shifted to the view that Federal Reserve might not be the only game in town when it comes to higher interest rates.

With the Fed approving dividends and buybacks in major banks as part of another round of stress tests, U.S. financial stocks rose but not enough to offset declines in technology and interest rate-sensitive sectors.

"Part of the reason why tech is down today is the steam in the recent rotation out of some of big tech winners and into banks," said Michael Scanlon, portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management in Boston.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> fell 167.58 points, or 0.78 percent, to 21,287.03, the S&P 500 <.SPX> lost 20.99 points, or 0.86 percent, to 2,419.7 and the Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> dropped 90.06 points, or 1.44 percent, to 6,144.35.

European shares logged their biggest one-day loss in nine months as a rising hawkish chorus from central banks weighed on defensive, dividend-paying sectors.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index <.FTEU3> lost 1.36 percent and MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe <.MIWD00000PUS> shed 0.54 percent.

Emerging market stocks rose 0.19 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan <.MIAPJ0000PUS> closed 0.71 percent higher, while Japan's Nikkei <.N225> rose 0.45 percent.

As euro zone bond yields rallied, the euro surged to as high as $1.1445 , its strongest since May 2016. The dollar index <.DXY> fell 0.46 percent, with the euro up 0.55 percent to $1.1439.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney surprised many on Wednesday by conceding a rate hike was likely to be needed as the economy came closer to running at full capacity.

That sent sterling above $1.30 on Thursday for the first time in five weeks, leaving it close to its highest levels since last September. The pound was last trading at $1.3006, up 0.63 percent on the day.

The Bank of Canada also had its say, with two top policymakers this week suggesting they might tighten monetary policy there as early as July.

The Canadian dollar strengthened 0.30 percent versus the greenback at 1.30 per dollar.

"The shifting monetary policy trajectories of other central banks is making other currencies more attractive relative to the U.S. dollar," said Kathy Lien, managing director at BK Asset Management in New York.

The Japanese yen strengthened 0.16 percent versus the greenback at 112.12 per dollar.

Benchmark U.S. Treasury yields rose to five-week peaks in sympathy with higher European government debt yields, as investors evaluated the likelihood of less accommodative policy.

"What's going on in Europe is really what's driving us here," said Brian Daingerfield, a macro strategist at NatWest Markets in Stamford, Connecticut.

Treasury 10-year notes last fell 13/32 in price to yield 2.2666 percent, from 2.223 percent late on Wednesday.

U.S. oil futures were slightly higher after hitting a two-week peak, extending a rally into a sixth straight session after a decline in weekly U.S. crude production temporarily alleviated concerns about deepening oversupply. Brent ticked lower.

U.S. crude rose 0.29 percent to $44.87 per barrel and Brent was last at $47.36, up 0.11 percent on the day.

Gold fell as the central bank comments lifted bond yields.

Spot gold dropped 0.3 percent to $1,245.31 an ounce. U.S. gold futures fell 0.26 percent to $1,245.80 an ounce.

Copper rose 0.75 percent to $5,925.00 a tonne.

(Additional reporting by Tanya agvrawal in Bengaluru and Sam Forgione, Karen Brettell and David Gaffen; Editing by Nick Zieminski and Meredith Mazzilli)


          U.S. Fed needs solid data to keep diverging from central bank peers - Bullard   

By John Geddie and Ritvik Carvalho

LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve needs solid data to maintain a monetary policy that diverges from the world's other major developed economies, St. Louis Federal Reserve chief James Bullard said on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event in London, Bullard added that it was "disconcerting" that market measures of inflation in the world's largest economy had fallen despite the central bank raising interest rates twice so far this year.

"The U.S. is kind of trying to go it alone... which we can do and we certainly have done historically," Bullard earlier told an event hosted by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF).

"But if you want to go it alone in this environment you have to really have data that's coming in strong behind you and justifying what you want to do."

Bullard, who does not currently vote in the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate-setting committee and is more dovish than many of his peers, questioned how long the Fed could continue on its tightening path while other central banks were still keeping policy easy.

"You can go independently - I just think it's hard in this environment with low rates around the world, negative rates in Europe and Japan... how realistic is it for the U.S. to have a (bond) yield curve that is dramatically above our foreign rivals?"

Bullard said such differentials in yields -- an indication of where a country can borrow cash on financial markets -- may lead to major moves in the value of the dollar relative to other currencies.

INFLATION EXPECTATIONS

The Fed's last policy statement flagged concern over a recent fall in the Fed's preferred measure of inflation to 1.5 percent.

Fed officials have since then split between those worried the trend may persist and those who feel the Fed needs to tighten still-loose monetary policy as a precaution.

Bullard said he was concerned investors appeared to doubt the Fed's ability to generate price growth.

"Market-based measures of inflation expectations... have come down since March and normally you would think if the Fed was tightening into good data then the inflation expectations would stay constant.

"That's a bit disconcerting for the normalization strategy."

Rather than hiking rates further, Bullard said the Fed's "natural next step" should be to trim its balance sheet -- a process that could take at least five years. [U8N1CQ01M] [U8N1CQ01N]

He added the Fed was likely to announce plans for balance sheet adjustments at its policy meeting in September, skipping its July meeting where it is not scheduled to hold a press conference.

OMFIF is an independent think tank for central banking, economic policy and public investment.

(Reporting by Ritvik Carvalho; editing by John Stonestreet)


          Fed's Bullard: Five years minimum to normalise balance sheet size   

LONDON (Reuters) - It will take at least five years for the U.S. central bank to trim its balance sheet to a conventional size that would give it room to undertake quantitative easing again in the future, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Thursday.

"No matter how you cut it, you're talking five years at a minimum probably to get to a kind of balance sheet size that is more conventional and will give us policy space if we wanted to do QE again the future," Bullard told an event in London.

(Reporting by Ritvik Carvalho; Editing by John Geddie)


          Many Financial Issues Are Our Fault   
Our government officials, both state and federal, are bashing each other on the heads while trying to change health care, dealing with debt limit increases or reductions, looking at unemployment that doesn’t seem to be going down, few new jobs being created, gas prices rising again, lowering taxes for the rich and increasing them for […]
          Enviada à Justiça Federal em SP delação da Odebrecht sobre Mantega   
O ministro Edson Fachin, do Supremo Tribunal Federal, determinou o envio do depoimento de Marcelo Odebrecht sobre o ex-ministro da Fazenda Guido Mantega à Justiça Federal em São Paulo. Segundo o magistrado, os fatos em apuração não têm relação com aqueles relativos à operação "lava jato". Ex...
          Barroso manda Receita explicar sigilo a quem aderiu à "repatriação"   
O ministro Luís Roberto Barroso, do Supremo Tribunal Federal, mandou a Receita Federal explicar a regra que esconde a identidade de quem aderiu ao programa de regularização de ativos mantidos no exterior. Em despacho desta quinta-feira (29/6), o ministro deu dez dias para que o Fisco esclareça so...
          Tribunais têm 941,4 mil ações suspensas à espera de decisão do STF   
Pelo menos 941,4 mil processos estão sobrestados em todo o país enquanto esperam análise de recursos com tema semelhante no Supremo Tribunal Federal. Quase 70% deles (656,5 mil) tratam de expurgos inflacionários gerados por planos econômicos nas décadas de 1980 e 1990. O Estado aparece no polo pa...
          STF, STJ, TST e CNJ suspendem prazos processuais entre 2 e 31/7   
O Supremo Tribunal Federal, o Superior Tribunal de Justiça, o Tribunal Superior do Trabalho e o Conselho Nacional de Justiça suspenderão os prazos processuais entre este domingo (2/7) e o dia 31 de julho. Assim, os prazos processuais que começam ou terminam nesse período ficam automaticamente pro...
          Fachin manda soltar Rocha Loures, ex-assessor da Presidência   
O ministro Luiz Edson Fachin, do Supremo Tribunal Federal, mandou soltar o ex-assessor especial da Presidência da República e ex-deputado federal Rodrigo Rocha Loures. Rocha Loures teve a prisão preventiva decretada no último dia 3. Reprodução Em despacho publicado nesta sexta-feira (3...
          Normas estaduais que tratam da magistratura são inconstitucionais   
O Plenário do Supremo Tribunal Federal declarou inconstitucional três normas estaduais que tratavam de assuntos da magistratura. Em todas, o entendimento aplicado foi o mesmo: as normas tratavam de temas já regulados na Lei Orgânica da Magistratura Nacional (Lei Complementar 35/1979). Duas açõ...
          Barroso concede condicional a Kátia Rabello, condenada no mensalão   
O ministro Luís Roberto Barroso, do Supremo Tribunal Federal, concedeu liberdade condicional à ex-presidente do Banco Rural Kátia Rabello. Ela foi condenada a 14 anos e 5 meses por lavagem de dinheiro e gestão fraudulenta na Ação Penal 470, o processo do mensalão. Kátia Rabello foi condenada...
          GST rolls out past midnight from Central Hall of Parliament; Manmohan skips   
New Delhi: The Goods and Services Tax (GST), India's biggest tax reform since Independence, rolled out past midnight Friday in the precincts of the hallowed Central Hall of Parliament to usher in a new indirect tax regime in an event that sought to evoke memories of the famous 'Tryst with Destiny' night the country got freedom in 1947.

A minute after the stroke of midnight, President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed the button to launch the new indirect tax regime on a digital screen with "GST" emblazoned on it in a golden hue.

Conceived on the principle of 'one nation, one tax, one market', the tax that subsumes 17 central and state levies was launched in the presence of Vice President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, MPs, chief ministers, state finance ministers, officials of the Centre and states.

Notwithstanding the fact that the GST Law was a consensus product evolved over 14 years, the function in colorfully-decked Parliament House was boycotted by major opposition parties like Congress, Trinamool Congress, RJD, DMK and Left parties, saying the government was making a spectacle of a legislation for self-promotion, a charge Jaitley rejected. In keeping with his party's decision, former Primer Minister Manmohan Singh kept away from the event. However, MPs and leaders of Congress allies NCP and Samajwadi Party attended the function.



Addressing the gathering, President Pranab Mukherjee said the introduction of GST is a moment of precedent for the country and a matter of personal satisfaction for him because of his role as Finance Minister earlier. "I had always believed that GST was a matter of time and was happy when it was enacted and I gave assent to the Constitution amendment last year," he said.

He said the new law is a tribute to the maturity and wisdom of Indian democracy. The GST Council was a unique experiment under the Indian Constitution because of the shared sovereignty.

In his speech, Modi said the roll out of GST is the best example of cooperative federalism and success of Indian democracy. "The credit for the new law does not go to one party or one government but was a shared legacy of all," he said.



In a veiled rejoinder to opposition criticism of the midnight function in Parliament, the Prime Minister said there cannot be a "better and sacred" venue than the Central Hall for the historic roll out.

The GST process cannot be confined to just economic system but was a collective effort of all, he said, adding it was a product of long discussions among the best brains of the country. "It is an example of Team India's strength and ability," he said.

Referring to the eminent personalities like Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Babu Rajendra Prasad who had adorned the Central Hall, Modi said like Patel had integrated the country, the GST would integrate the country economically.



He described the GST as 'Good and Simple Tax' -- good because there will be no tax on tax and simple because there will be only one form of tax. It will also help eliminate black money and corruption because of the transparency it seeks to bring in, he said.

Modi said whatever was lacking in growth and development of the country, GST will provide the opportunity to realise them.

Ahead of the launch, the GST Council slashed the rate of fertilisers from 12 per cent to 5 per cent and of exclusive parts of tractors from 28 per cent to 18 per cent to reduce the burden on farmers.

The launch of GST, which the government claimed would result in reduction of prices of articles of common consumption, also came amidst fears from various business sections that prices would go up under the new regime.



Welcoming the gathering, Jaitley described GST as the biggest and most ambitious tax reform which is an achievement of the country through consensus. It highlights the fact that India can rise above narrow politics and work for country's benefit. In making the GST, neither the Centre nor the states gave up their sovereignty.

He said all MPs, state governments, political parties, state finance ministers and dedicated officials of the Centre and states deserved to be appreciated for realising the project of GST Law.

Jaitley said under GST, the revenues will go up as the compliance goes up and the GDP will also increase.

Parliament's Central Hall has witnessed such a function only on three occasions earlier. First was on the occasion of Independence when first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru made the famous 'Tryst with Destiny' speech. The second was on the occasion of silver jubilee of Independence in 1972 and golden jubilee in 1997.

The GST is expected to check tax evasion and broaden tax base. In the new regime, all filings will be done only through electronic mode to ensure non-intrusive administration. This will minimise taxpayers' physical interaction with the tax officials.

The GST regime seeks to reduce rates of over 50 per cent of items of daily use and charge others at much lower rate of 5 per cent, 12 per cent and 18 per cent.

A higher tax rate is imposed on luxury and sin goods at 28 per cent in the new regime. Certain services like telephone, banking and insurance are expected to feel the pinch of higher taxes.

The GST also promises taxpayers a refund against their sales within 60 days. Similarly, exporters will get refund within seven days. For protection of consumer rights, the new law provides anti-profiteering provisions. In a departure from the normal practice, the GST will be administered together by the Centre and the states.
          GST rolls out past midnight from Central Hall of Parliament   

New Delhi: The Goods and Services Tax (GST), India's biggest tax reform since Independence, rolled out past midnight Friday in the precincts of the hallowed Central Hall of Parliament to usher in a new indirect tax regime in an event that sought to evoke memories of the famous 'Tryst with Destiny' night the country got freedom in 1947.

A minute after the stroke of midnight, President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed the button to launch the new indirect tax regime on a digital screen with "GST" emblazoned on it in a golden hue.

Conceived on the principle of 'one nation, one tax, one market', the tax that subsumes 17 central and state levies was launched in the presence of Vice President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, MPs, chief ministers, state finance ministers, officials of the Centre and states.

Notwithstanding the fact that the GST Law was a consensus product evolved over 14 years, the function in colorfully-decked Parliament House was boycotted by major opposition parties like Congress, Trinamool Congress, RJD, DMK and Left parties, saying the government was making a spectacle of a legislation for self-promotion, a charge Jaitley rejected. In keeping with his party's decision, former Primer Minister Manmohan Singh kept away from the event. However, MPs and leaders of Congress allies NCP and Samajwadi Party attended the function.

Addressing the gathering, President Pranab Mukherjee said the introduction of GST is a moment of precedent for the country and a matter of personal satisfaction for him because of his role as Finance Minister earlier. "I had always believed that GST was a matter of time and was happy when it was enacted and I gave assent to the Constitution amendment last year," he said.

He said the new law is a tribute to the maturity and wisdom of Indian democracy. The GST Council was a unique experiment under the Indian Constitution because of the shared sovereignty.

In his speech, Modi said the roll out of GST is the best example of cooperative federalism and success of Indian democracy. "The credit for the new law does not go to one party or one government but was a shared legacy of all," he said.

In a veiled rejoinder to opposition criticism of the midnight function in Parliament, the Prime Minister said there cannot be a "better and sacred" venue than the Central Hall for the historic roll out.

The GST process cannot be confined to just economic system but was a collective effort of all, he said, adding it was a product of long discussions among the best brains of the country. "It is an example of Team India's strength and ability," he said.

Referring to the eminent personalities like Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Babu Rajendra Prasad who had adorned the Central Hall, Modi said like Patel had integrated the country, the GST would integrate the country economically.

He described the GST as 'Good and Simple Tax' -- good because there will be no tax on tax and simple because there will be only one form of tax. It will also help eliminate black money and corruption because of the transparency it seeks to bring in, he said.

Modi said whatever was lacking in growth and development of the country, GST will provide the opportunity to realise them.

Ahead of the launch, the GST Council slashed the rate of fertilisers from 12 per cent to 5 per cent and of exclusive parts of tractors from 28 per cent to 18 per cent to reduce the burden on farmers.

The launch of GST, which the government claimed would result in reduction of prices of articles of common consumption, also came amidst fears from various business sections that prices would go up under the new regime.

Welcoming the gathering, Jaitley described GST as the biggest and most ambitious tax reform which is an achievement of the country through consensus. It highlights the fact that India can rise above narrow politics and work for country's benefit. In making the GST, neither the Centre nor the states gave up their sovereignty.

He said all MPs, state governments, political parties, state finance ministers and dedicated officials of the Centre and states deserved to be appreciated for realising the project of GST Law.

Jaitley said under GST, the revenues will go up as the compliance goes up and the GDP will also increase.

Parliament's Central Hall has witnessed such a function only on three occasions earlier. First was on the occasion of Independence when first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru made the famous 'Tryst with Destiny' speech. The second was on the occasion of silver jubilee of Independence in 1972 and golden jubilee in 1997.

The GST is expected to check tax evasion and broaden tax base. In the new regime, all filings will be done only through electronic mode to ensure non-intrusive administration. This will minimise taxpayers' physical interaction with the tax officials.

The GST regime seeks to reduce rates of over 50 per cent of items of daily use and charge others at much lower rate of 5 per cent, 12 per cent and 18 per cent.

A higher tax rate is imposed on luxury and sin goods at 28 per cent in the new regime. Certain services like telephone, banking and insurance are expected to feel the pinch of higher taxes.

The GST also promises taxpayers a refund against their sales within 60 days. Similarly, exporters will get refund within seven days. For protection of consumer rights, the new law provides anti-profiteering provisions. In a departure from the normal practice, the GST will be administered together by the Centre and the states.


          BEST OF THE WEB: New York Times retracts Russia-gate canard...finally!   
Exclusive: A founding Russia-gate myth is that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russia hacked into and distributed Democratic emails, a falsehood that The New York Times has belatedly retracted, reports Robert Parry. The New York Times has finally admitted that one of the favorite Russia-gate canards - that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies concurred on the assessment of Russian hacking of Democratic emails - is false. On Thursday, the Times appended a correction to a June 25 article that had repeated the false claim, which has been used by Democrats and the mainstream media for months to brush aside any doubts about the foundation of the Russia-gate scandal and portray President Trump as delusional for doubting what all 17 intelligence agencies supposedly knew to be true. In the Times' White House Memo of June 25, correspondent Maggie Haberman mocked Trump for "still refus[ing] to acknowledge a basic fact agreed upon by 17 American intelligence agencies that he now oversees: Russia orchestrated the attacks, and did it to help get him elected." However, on Thursday, the Times - while leaving most of Haberman's ridicule of Trump in place - noted in a correction that the relevant intelligence "assessment was made by four intelligence agencies — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency. The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community."
          The Big Read: 'Most hated man in America' goes on trial   
Martin Shkreli is odd, his attorney told a federal court today. The former hedge-fund manager's investors and colleagues made fun of him behind his back and wondered whether he was autistic. Some questioned his sexuality, the...
          'Epidemic proportions': Trump promises 'federal help' to stop violent crime in Chicago   
US President Donald Trump says he is sending "federal help" to fight the "crime and killings" in Chicago. The president made the announcement via Twitter Friday, saying violent crime had reached "epidemic proportions" and citing the figure of 1,714 shootings in Chicago this year. Trump has yet to specify what type of federal assistance he plans to provide. Trump has been critical of the city's crime rates in the past, warning he would "send in the Feds!" shortly after his January inauguration to fix the "horrible 'carnage' going on."
          Low-cost phone & internet federally-funded programs waste millions   
The federally-funded program Lifeline is designed for low-income Americans, but now it's under fire for practices that allegedly include massive waste of taxpayer money. The FCC has expressed its intent to fix the issues in response. The Government Accountability Office released a monumental report with information on the federally funded Lifeline welfare program Thursday. According to government auditors, $137 million a year is going to fake, dead and ineligible people. The program, which offers a monthly credit at a cost of $9.25, was initially established during the Reagan administration. Lifeline's goal is leveling the playing field between those who have access to important services in communication, and those who don't, as reported by the Washington Post. Over 12 million households received $1.5 billion in subsidies in 2016 from Lifeline, according to the report. The program is funded by fees that are added to the phone bills of all US consumers. It went through some changes in 2016 and was expanded to include mobile broadband and residential internet as services that can be used with the credit, opposed to just helping with the phone side of the program.
          Feds: Woman in arson case admitted she “microwaved a kitten”   
  A woman accused of lying to a grand jury about a Schenectady fire that killed her ex-lover and his three children has a history of witness intimidation and violence that includes an admission that she once “microwaved a kitten,” a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. A judge denied bail to Jennica Duell, 26, of Schenectady,
          (USA-FL-Winter Haven) Executive Director / ED / Nursing Home Administrator / NHA / LNHA - Winter Haven, Consulate Health Care of   
**Job ID** _20979_ **Posted Date** _6/30/2017_ **Position Location** _US-FL-Winter Haven_ **Alternate Position Location** _.._ **Facility Name** _Winter Haven, Consulate Health Care of_ **Job Category** _NHA/Executive Director_ **TC** _.._ **Position Status** _FT (Full Time)_ **Shift** _.._

**Job Overview:** **An extraordinary opportunity to be a part of a culture you can be proud of by joining one of the nations’ top Long Term Care, Skilled Nursing health care providers in our dynamic facility located in Winter Haven, FL.** As one of America’s top leading providers of medical services and rehabilitation for elderly patients in communities across the nation, Consulate Health Care provides the highest standard of services for short-term and long-term care needs. Our professionals impact our organization, our clients, and their families in a variety of constructive ways, every day. Even as we’ve grown to become the sixth-largest provider in the nation and the largest in the Sunshine State, it’s the little things we do while fulfilling our mission statement of “Providing Service with Our Hearts and Hands” that really make the difference. A position with Consulate Health Care means more than just a paycheck. We believe in creating a positive environment that reinforces your efforts to succeed and supports your long-term career development. _We offer the opportunity to work with large corporation, but with the benefit of a small company feel!_ As Executive Director I, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties. Responsible for day-to-day clinical and administrative activities of the facility, including profit and loss responsibility and ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations. Supervises Director of Clinical Services, Business Office Manager, Business Office Coordinator, Director of Admission, Director of Rehabilitation Services, Director of Resident and Family Services, Director of Therapeutic Recreational Services, Director of Hospitality Services, Director of Dining Services, Director of Environmental Services Customer Service Associate. You will also provide leadership to all facility staff in meeting the goal of providing quality resident care. Responsible for establishing financial and programmatic goals for the facility and conduct an annual evaluation of goal achievement. Recruit, hire, and provide orientation/training for a sufficient number of qualified staff to carry out facility programs and services Maintain and guide the implementation of facility policies and procedures in compliance with corporate, state, federal, and other regulatory guidelines. Prepare and submit reports on facility operation, as required. Requirements for this dynamic opportunity includea current, unencumbered Nursing Home Executive Director’s (Administrator) license of this State. Must possess proven leadership ability with at least three (3) years as an administrator in either a long-term or subacute care facility. Must possess demonstrated skills related to management, planning, budgeting, marketing and quality improvement. EEO/MFDV **Facility and Benefit Information:** **Benefits Information:** Consulate Health Care rewards its professionals for their hard work and dedication to company success with a comprehensive benefit and incentives program including _enhanced_ generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, short term and long term disability and much more. We provide competitive pay, and a multitude of opportunities for career advancement, and personal growth. As a Consulate employee, you will provide service to our caregivers who fulfill our mission of “ **_Providing service with our Hearts and Hands_** ”. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. **_Consulate Health Care is excited to introduce our New Work Life Balance Program_** Consulate Health Care recognizes the significant time demands on select positions and now offers a Work Life Balance Program (WLBP), a favorable benefit for both the employee and company allowing flexibility in time off. The Work Life Balance Program is not your typical accrual based program, but is considered “ **Unlimited”** time off for the purposes of vacation and absences related to illness/injury. Our WLBP is _available to you effective immediately upon start!_ No waiting periods! You may take up to two (2) consecutive weeks at any time, with prior approval from your supervisor. In addition, employees covered under WLBP will automatically be paid for the six (6 ) company recognized holidays: + New Year’s Day + Memorial Day + Independence Day + Labor Day + Thanksgiving Day + Christmas Day We recognize the importance of your position and as such, we’ve gone through great lengths to provide you with a superior work/life balance program, which is not easily matched—or even available—in the long term care sector. **Company Overview:** **_Where Will Compassion Take You?_** At Consulate Health Care, we're looking for talented, compassionate and hard-working individuals who are eager to serve others. Our team members go above and beyond to give our residents and patients the care they deserve — so you'll find that every day with Consulate Health Care offers new and exciting opportunities to learn and grow. _Compassionate hearts and passionate dedication_ – these two qualities shine in our team members and provide the foundation for our mission of **_“Providing Service With Our Hearts and Hands”_** . The compassion you'll show to residents, patients and their families is the lifeline of our business, while relationships with your peers and coworkers will strengthen our vibrant, diverse community. Consulate Health Care is one of the nation's leading providers of Senior healthcare services, specializing in post-acute care. Operating in 21 states, we offer services ranging from short-term transitional care to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. + 24-hour skilled nursing care + Comprehensive post-acute care + Physical, Occupational and Speech therapies + "Your Journey Home" short-term rehab program + Alzheimer's and dementia care + Care for medically-complex patients
          PESTICIDES: Court says EPA approval of chemical violated species law   
A federal court today found that U.S. EPA violated the Endangered Species Act in its approval of a pesticide ingredient that environmentalists say is harmful to imperiled species.
          ENDANGERED SPECIES: Court won't rehear northern spotted owl case   
A federal court will not reconsider its decision to revive a lawsuit over habitat for the threatened northern spotted owl.
          COAL: Mont. AG sides with Zinke on lifting of mining lease ban   
Montana's attorney general is joining the legal battle over Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's decision to lift a moratorium on federal land coal mining leases.
          (USA-DC-Washington DC) Clinical Director of Outpatient Core Service Agency (CSA) and Health Home   
Come work with a great team! Diamond Healthcare, the manager of behavioral health services for MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC), has an opening for a Clinical Director of Core Service Agency (CSA) and Health Home. The Clinical Director of Outpatient CSA and Health Home is responsible for providing clinical management and supervision of the Mental Health Rehabilitation Services (MHRS) program and oversees the daily operation of the Health Home Team(s). The Clinical Director facilitates regular meetings with the Physician, Primary Care Liaison (Nurse Practitioner), Nurse Care Managers, Clinical Managers, Community Support Workers, and Care Coordinators as appropriate to effectively manage individual and population health activities and outcomes. This person is responsible for the clinical functioning of the teams within the Core Service Agency and will provide direct social work services to patients and their families as a part of the multidisciplinary team with most emphasis on completing Psychosocial Assessments, conducting groups, facilitating marital and/or family therapies, assisting in program development, training new staff and implementing and reviewing Treatment Plans. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: + Provides direct clinical program management and development, supervision, and training for the MHRS and Health Home programs and staff, and oversees the daily operations of teams. + Coordinates and participates in population health management and quality assurance activities with key staff and community stakeholders. + Participates in coordination of hospital discharge planning to ensure continuity of care, and ensures all hospital alerts are promptly acted upon by the Health Home team. + Safely and effectively manages clinical crises, including the coordination of inpatient hospitalizations as appropriate. + Provides direct patient care as needed. Candidates must have a minimum of 5-7 years of experience working and leading clinical operations and will ensure compliance with the District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) and other state and federal regulatory agencies. Knowledgeable of DC Department of Behavioral Health iCAMS/Credible is a plus. Must be flexible to adjust to the needs of a fast-paced environment, demonstrate effective problem solving skills, and display excellent oral/written communication skills. Candidates must possess an active District of Columbia Psychologist or LICSW license or be eligible for endorsement. Previous adult behavioral health experience is strongly preferred. EOE ID: 2017-2096 Hospital/Program: Washington Hospital Center - MedStar External Company Name: Diamond Healthcare Corp. External Company URL: http://www.diamondhealth.com/
          Trial of former Pilot executives could take up to 6 weeks   
CHATTANOOGA (AP) — The complexity of a federal fraud case against former employees of a truck stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner...
          (USA-MA-Waltham) Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA)   
Epic Health Services, an Aveanna Healthcare Company, delivers a one-of-a-kind continuum of care, seeking to provide adults with the highest quality of life. As part of the Epic Health Services Continuum of Care, we offer in-home personal care to help clients maintain good personal hygiene including bathing, shaving, grooming, dressing and maintain a healthy and safe environment. Epic Health Services Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA) will plan, prepare and may feed the client nutritious meals, provides medication reminders and completes errands when instructed to do so by the nurse. Epic Health Services is hiring **_compassionate Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA)_** to assist with certain treatments that are ordered and approved by the physician and supervised by the Registered Nurse. If you value exceptional and individualized patient care, Epic Health Services is the place for you! **_QUALIFICATIONS:_** * Education: Completion of the 9th grade or its equivalent; prefer high school graduate * Training: Completion of a basic aide training program and/or Direct Care Worker test consistent with state and federal requirements and for which a certificate was obtained * Reference: Minimum of two professional references that meet the standards of Epic Health Services. * Skills: Completion of one year’s employment as a personal care aide, nurse’s aide or in another healthcare related field preferred * Transportation: Must have available, reliable transportation to and from assignments **_BENEFITS:_** * Competitive compensation package * FSA, Long and Short Term Disability * Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance * 401K **_OUR MISSION_** Epic Health Services believes in providing the highest quality care delivered with extraordinary service, and we deliver on this mission through our outstanding team of clinicians and client service professionals who go above and beyond to create an environment of comfort, consistency, and normalcy for our patients and their families. We consider it both a privilege and an honor when we are able to welcome a new patient into our Epic family. Our care is always delivered from a place of heartfelt compassion and empathy, and our clinical, customer service, and operations teams work together in unique synergy to deliver care that exceeds our patients’ expectations. Epic *Business Sector:* Epic Health Services Inc. *Location:* MA-Waltham *General Area:* Peabody, MA *Job Code:* 29151
          (USA-MA-Waltham) Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA)   
Epic Health Services, an Aveanna Healthcare Company, delivers a one-of-a-kind continuum of care, seeking to provide adults with the highest quality of life. As part of the Epic Health Services Continuum of Care, we offer in-home personal care to help clients maintain good personal hygiene including bathing, shaving, grooming, dressing and maintain a healthy and safe environment. Epic Health Services Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA) will plan, prepare and may feed the client nutritious meals, provides medication reminders and completes errands when instructed to do so by the nurse. Epic Health Services is hiring **_compassionate Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA)_** to assist with certain treatments that are ordered and approved by the physician and supervised by the Registered Nurse. If you value exceptional and individualized patient care, Epic Health Services is the place for you! **_QUALIFICATIONS:_** * Education: Completion of the 9th grade or its equivalent; prefer high school graduate * Training: Completion of a basic aide training program and/or Direct Care Worker test consistent with state and federal requirements and for which a certificate was obtained * Reference: Minimum of two professional references that meet the standards of Epic Health Services. * Skills: Completion of one year’s employment as a personal care aide, nurse’s aide or in another healthcare related field preferred * Transportation: Must have available, reliable transportation to and from assignments **_BENEFITS:_** * Competitive compensation package * FSA, Long and Short Term Disability * Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance * 401K **_OUR MISSION_** Epic Health Services believes in providing the highest quality care delivered with extraordinary service, and we deliver on this mission through our outstanding team of clinicians and client service professionals who go above and beyond to create an environment of comfort, consistency, and normalcy for our patients and their families. We consider it both a privilege and an honor when we are able to welcome a new patient into our Epic family. Our care is always delivered from a place of heartfelt compassion and empathy, and our clinical, customer service, and operations teams work together in unique synergy to deliver care that exceeds our patients’ expectations. Epic *Business Sector:* Epic Health Services Inc. *Location:* MA-Waltham *General Area:* Somerville, MA *Job Code:* 29150
          Comment on An Open Letter to Moderates by dhlii   
Separately as things stand I do not think that Republicans can manage legislation. The Health care mess at the moment demonstrates that their margins are too small to accomplish anything that is actually needed and half measures are worse than nothing. I would love to see tax reform - but we need REAL tax reform, not twidlling at the edges. There is not likely to be a second bite at tax reform for another decade. Right now there better off doing small things that are possible. There is a long list of small measures that are not likely to be viewed as controversial enough that Republicans can not pass them on their own that would increase the ability to reign in the administrative state. There are some that might get democratic support. There is substantial talk among democrats all of a sudden regarding "federalism" - returning powers of the federal government back to states. If Trump can manage to pull growth off the 2% peg its has been on for 2 decades - republicans will do well in 2018. If he can not then republicans should not do well. Tax reform would help alot but there is a catch-22 to get the political will to do tax reform properly - republicans need to succeed and build credibility. They should repeal PPACA or atleast bring a straight repeal to a vote in the house and senate. That is what the promised. They never should have promised more. Talk of further reform can happen AFTER that. I would also note I am less afraid of Trump as the head of the executive acting unilaterally within the constraints and powers of the executive. I am not too happy with him as the leader of the GOP pushing legislation. With respect to Congress he seems more interested in scoring points - passing something, than in passing what is needed. Think about that as you think about how much you value compromise. With few exceptions as an administrator Trump seems to be "doing the right thing". He has put mostly good people in place. He sometimes buts heads with them, but ultimately he appears to have vetted them well and is leaving them to do their job their way. Regardless, there is alot he can accomplish. Right now the economy is improving - or appears to be. Given that I have heard a years worth of predictions of coming recession, that is pretty amazing.
          [Eugene Volokh] Federal government surrenders in the Redskins case   
From a Justice Department letter to the court, sent Wednesday: The United States respectfully responds to this Court’s order of June 21, 2017, directing the parties to state their positions on the need for oral argument in the above-captioned case. The United States concurs with appellant Pro-Football, Inc., that oral argument is unnecessary. The Supreme […]
          (USA-MI-Detroit) Director, Home Health   
*Full Time Home Health Director for Indianapolis, IN* Job #: HHD3inIN382094 * * ***MUST be a RN or Therapist. $5,000 Bonus!*** As our Home Health Director you"ll oversee all aspects ofour agency, from fiscal planning and recruiting to supervising staff andacquiring new patients. This leadership position lets you set the culture atour agency by building a rapport with employees, patients and their familymembers. You"ll find opportunities for advancement in a company focused ongrowing our business while always ensuring our patients receive optimal care. In the role of Home Health Director you"ll administer philosophy, goals andpolicies as well as manage the professional and ancillary services our agencyprovides. This is your chance to make a true difference in the healthcareindustry while instilling passion in team members. *The successful candidate will:* * Plan, organize, direct and evaluate all agency operations * Ensure all staff and agency actions comply with state and federal regulations. * Establish effective communication channels between staff, communities and preferred provider network * Direct and monitor performance improvement activities and participates in Continuous Quality Improvement Program * Assure that all clinical services are furnished under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse A career with Brookdale Healthcare Services has never been so rewarding! Brookdale Home Health is ranked among the Top Ten largest home heath companies in the country. Many of our agencies carry a five-star rating and are recognized by Decision Health as Home Care Elite agencies. We own and operate more than 80+ agencies nationwide, serving approximately 17,000 patients throughout our Brookdale Home Health Division. *Brookdale.*/Bringing new life to senior living./ *Required skills and qualifications:* * Bachelor"s degree in healthcare or business related field required * Minimum of five years home health administrative/supervisor experience or registered nurse licensed to practice in the state required or licensed physician * Must have a car with current insurance coverage and a valid state driver"s license * Willing to work varying hours, including weekends, nights and holidays *Questions? Please contact Kelly Dymock at 704-541-7471, 414-299-5076, orkdymock@brookdale.com.* If you"re a Brookdale associate, please consider referring someone through the Good People Program! Brookdale is an EOE-(Equal Opportunity Employer) and drug-free workplace. Brookdale offers a number of benefits to full-time associates including, but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, disability, life, paid time off, educational reimbursement. All associates, age 21 and older, are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.
          (USA-FL-Tampa) MSW/Home Health   
*PRN * Tampa, FL* * Job#: prnSWHHtamFL381972 * * A career with Brookdale Healthcare Services has never been so rewarding! Brookdale Home Health is ranked among the Top Ten largest home heath companies in the country. Many of our agencies carry a five-star rating and are recognized by Decision Health as Home Care Elite agencies. We own and operate more than 80+ agencies nationwide, serving approximately 17,000 patients throughout our Brookdale Home Health Division. * /Brookdale./*/Bringing new life to senior living. / Brookdale Healthcare Services is looking for a Home Health Social Worker to provide services in the Tampa area. Join a dynamic team of health care providers focused on health, wellness and prevention for all our patients. * /Your responsibilities:/* * Assesses the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient"s terminal illness and environment. Communicates findings to the registered nurse and other members of the interdisciplinary group. Provides an assessment in the patient"s identified residence and assists when it is not safe and another plan is required. *Carries out social evaluations, including family dynamics, caregiver abilities, communication patterns, high-risks for suicide, neglect or abuse and plans intervention based on evaluation findings. *Counsels patient and family/caregivers as needed regarding stress and other identified coping difficulties. Provides crisis intervention when necessary. *Assesses for, and educates interdisciplinary group, on any special needs related to the culture of the patient and family. Includes communication, role of family, space, and any special traditions or taboos. *Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social work. *Provides information and referral services for organization patients and families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs. *Serves as liaison between patients and families/caregivers and community agencies. Ensures seamless home care services by providing direct oversight and coordination of care with other clinical service providers. *Maintains collaborative relationships with organization personnel to support patient care. *Maintains comprehensive working knowledge of community resources and assists referral sources in accessing community resources should services not be provided by Brookdale Healthcare Services Hospice. *Directs all daily patient social service operations including providing direct oversight of the establishment and implementation of social service policies. *Ensures compliance with all state, federal, and CHAP social service regulatory requirements. *Participates in the development of the individualized plan of care, involving the patient and family, and attends regularly scheduled interdisciplinary group meetings, assisting the team in recognizing the effects of the psychosocial stresses on the symptoms of the terminal illness. *Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities. *Required skills and qualifications:* * Masters Social Worker degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) * At least two years of experience in a health care setting required. If you"re a Brookdale associate, please consider referring someone through the Good People Program! Brookdale is an EOE-(Equal Opportunity Employer) and drug-free workplace. Brookdale offers a number of benefits to full-time associates including, but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, disability, life, paid time off, educational reimbursement. All associates, age 21 and older, are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.
          (USA-OH-Columbus) Director, Home Health   
*Full Time Home Health Director for Indianapolis, IN* Job #: HHD4inIN382094 * * ***MUST be a RN or Therapist. $5,000 Bonus!*** As our Home Health Director you"ll oversee all aspects ofour agency, from fiscal planning and recruiting to supervising staff andacquiring new patients. This leadership position lets you set the culture atour agency by building a rapport with employees, patients and their familymembers. You"ll find opportunities for advancement in a company focused ongrowing our business while always ensuring our patients receive optimal care. In the role of Home Health Director you"ll administer philosophy, goals andpolicies as well as manage the professional and ancillary services our agencyprovides. This is your chance to make a true difference in the healthcareindustry while instilling passion in team members. *The successful candidate will:* * Plan, organize, direct and evaluate all agency operations * Ensure all staff and agency actions comply with state and federal regulations. * Establish effective communication channels between staff, communities and preferred provider network * Direct and monitor performance improvement activities and participates in Continuous Quality Improvement Program * Assure that all clinical services are furnished under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse A career with Brookdale Healthcare Services has never been so rewarding! Brookdale Home Health is ranked among the Top Ten largest home heath companies in the country. Many of our agencies carry a five-star rating and are recognized by Decision Health as Home Care Elite agencies. We own and operate more than 80+ agencies nationwide, serving approximately 17,000 patients throughout our Brookdale Home Health Division. *Brookdale.*/Bringing new life to senior living./ *Required skills and qualifications:* * Bachelor"s degree in healthcare or business related field required * Minimum of five years home health administrative/supervisor experience or registered nurse licensed to practice in the state required or licensed physician * Must have a car with current insurance coverage and a valid state driver"s license * Willing to work varying hours, including weekends, nights and holidays *Questions? Please contact Kelly Dymock at 704-541-7471, 414-299-5076, orkdymock@brookdale.com.* If you"re a Brookdale associate, please consider referring someone through the Good People Program! Brookdale is an EOE-(Equal Opportunity Employer) and drug-free workplace. Brookdale offers a number of benefits to full-time associates including, but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, disability, life, paid time off, educational reimbursement. All associates, age 21 and older, are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.
          (USA-OK-Broken Arrow) Nurse-LPN/LVN/Home Health   
*PRN* Broken Arrow, OK Job #: prnLPNHHbaOK382038 A career with Brookdale Healthcare Services has never been so rewarding! Brookdale Home Health is ranked among the Top Ten largest home heath companies in the country. Many of our agencies carry a five-star rating and are recognized by Decision Health as Home Care Elite agencies. We own and operate more than 80+ agencies nationwide, serving approximately 17,000 patients throughout our Brookdale Home Health Division. */Brookdale/*/. Bringing new life to senior living./ Brookdale Healthcare Services is looking for a Home Health Licensed Practical Nurse to provide services in the Broken Arrow area. Join a dynamic team of health care providers focused on health, wellness and prevention for all our patients. * Your responsibilities:* * Provide direct care to residents, while promoting the highest level of functioning, as directed by management * Monitor residents as needed, including resident responses to treatment and care plans * Supervise and direct nursing assistants as needed * Promote quality services within community standards, state and federal regulations * Document necessary information regarding nursing care, care plans and observation of residents" overall conditions *Required skills and qualifications: * * Current practical nursing licensure within the state of practice * Current CPR and first aid certifications a plus * One to two years of relevant nursing experience * Flexible schedule, including availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed * Must enjoy working with the senior population *Questions? Please contact Barb Nelson atbarbnelson@brookdale.comor 304-590-0565.* If you"re a Brookdale associate, please consider referring someone through the Good People Program! Brookdale is an EOE-(Equal Opportunity Employer) and drug-free workplace. Brookdale offers a number of benefits to full-time associates including, but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, disability, life, paid time off, educational reimbursement. All associates, age 21 and older, are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.
          (USA-KY-Louisville) Director, Home Health   
*Full Time Home Health Director for Indianapolis, IN* Job #: HHD2inIN382094 * * ***MUST be a RN or Therapist. $5,000 Bonus!*** As our Home Health Director you"ll oversee all aspects ofour agency, from fiscal planning and recruiting to supervising staff andacquiring new patients. This leadership position lets you set the culture atour agency by building a rapport with employees, patients and their familymembers. You"ll find opportunities for advancement in a company focused ongrowing our business while always ensuring our patients receive optimal care. In the role of Home Health Director you"ll administer philosophy, goals andpolicies as well as manage the professional and ancillary services our agencyprovides. This is your chance to make a true difference in the healthcareindustry while instilling passion in team members. *The successful candidate will:* * Plan, organize, direct and evaluate all agency operations * Ensure all staff and agency actions comply with state and federal regulations. * Establish effective communication channels between staff, communities and preferred provider network * Direct and monitor performance improvement activities and participates in Continuous Quality Improvement Program * Assure that all clinical services are furnished under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse A career with Brookdale Healthcare Services has never been so rewarding! Brookdale Home Health is ranked among the Top Ten largest home heath companies in the country. Many of our agencies carry a five-star rating and are recognized by Decision Health as Home Care Elite agencies. We own and operate more than 80+ agencies nationwide, serving approximately 17,000 patients throughout our Brookdale Home Health Division. *Brookdale.*/Bringing new life to senior living./ *Required skills and qualifications:* * Bachelor"s degree in healthcare or business related field required * Minimum of five years home health administrative/supervisor experience or registered nurse licensed to practice in the state required or licensed physician * Must have a car with current insurance coverage and a valid state driver"s license * Willing to work varying hours, including weekends, nights and holidays *Questions? Please contact Kelly Dymock at 704-541-7471, 414-299-5076, orkdymock@brookdale.com.* If you"re a Brookdale associate, please consider referring someone through the Good People Program! Brookdale is an EOE-(Equal Opportunity Employer) and drug-free workplace. Brookdale offers a number of benefits to full-time associates including, but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, disability, life, paid time off, educational reimbursement. All associates, age 21 and older, are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.
          (USA-FL-Zephyrhills) Speech Therapist / Speech Language Pathologist / SLP - Home Health - PRN   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Performs evaluations and develops effective patient treatment plans to restore, maintain or prevent decline of patient function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing home health. Services performed primarily in individual patient homes. Essential Job Functions Performs evaluations and develops effective patient treatment plans to restore, maintain or prevent decline of patient function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing home health. Services performed primarily in individual patient homes. Qualifications - Graduate from an accredited program for Speech Language Pathology - Current license as a Physical Therapist in the state of practice as required - At least one year of experience in a health care setting - Must be able to travel to patient homes within designated geographic area - Valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance - Must have and maintain current CPR certification - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance - Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing - Must possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job - Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information - Must be able to relate professionally, positively, and cooperatively with residents, patient's family members and employees at all levels - Must possess computer skills of the types and at a level necessary to accomplish the job Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: Florida, Zephyrhills Schedule: Casual Shift: Day Job Department Address: 2189 Cleveland StreetSte 266 Department City: Zephyrhills Department State: FL Department Zipcode: 33765 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we're able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It's more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It's more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It's having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you'll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we're leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we're inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Zephyrhills, FL Zephyrhills, Florida EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-CA-Stockton) Physical Therapist Home Health - PRN   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Performs evaluations and develops effective resident treatment plans to restore, maintain or prevent decline of resident function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing the facility. Essential Job Functions Meets the client's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining treatment plans in consultation with physicians, and by prescription. Helps residents accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment for residents to facilitate independence. Administers therapy statements according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician. Directs treatments given by aides and assistants. Complies with company protocol for patient rounding. Evaluates effects of therapy treatments by observing, noting and evaluating client's progress; providing medically necessary treatment plan and modifications. Documents resident care services by charting in resident and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.e. Ipad). Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures. Maintains resident confidence and protects nursing home operations by keeping information confidential. Protects clients and employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocols. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations. Complies with company protocol for denial management. Ensure appropriate daily billing of services. Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs. Secures equipment, adaptive devices and supplies in accordance with company policy. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks. Complies with federal, state and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions. Travel required as needed to perform job. Provides community based services such as health and wellness activities as required. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Complies with company requirements on the completion of outcome measures. Willingness to provide services in multiple sites as determined by patient/resident need. Maintain specified efficiency level as determined by supervisor. Qualifications - Graduate from an accredited program for Physical Therapy. - Current license as a Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, or Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of practice as required. - 3+ years of experience - Must be able to travel as needed to perform job. - Must meet all local health regulations, pass post-offer drug test, and pass post-employment physical exam if required. - Must meet Clinical Competency requirements. - Must have and maintain current CPR certification. - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance - Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. - Must possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job. - Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information. - Must be able to relate professionally, positively, and cooperatively with residents, resident's family members and employees at all levels. Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: California, Fresno Schedule: Casual Shift: Day Job Department Address: 4545 Shelley Court* Department City: Stockton Department State: CA Department Zipcode: 95207 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we're able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It's more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It's more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It's having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you'll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we're leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we're inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Stockton, CA Stockton, California EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-IL-Freeport) Physical Therapist / PT SNF & Home Health   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Performs evaluations and develops effective resident treatment plans to restore, maintain or prevent decline of resident function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing the facility. Essential Job Functions Meets the client's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining treatment plans in consultation with physicians, and by prescription. Helps residents accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment for residents to facilitate independence. Administers therapy statements according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician. Directs treatments given by aides and assistants. Complies with company protocol for patient rounding. Evaluates effects of therapy treatments by observing, noting and evaluating client's progress; providing medically necessary treatment plan and modifications. Documents resident care services by charting in resident and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.e. Ipad). Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures. Maintains resident confidence and protects nursing home operations by keeping information confidential. Protects clients and employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocols. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations. Complies with company protocol for denial management. Ensure appropriate daily billing of services. Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs. Secures equipment, adaptive devices and supplies in accordance with company policy. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks. Complies with federal, state and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions. Travel required as needed to perform job. Provides community based services such as health and wellness activities as required. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Complies with company requirements on the completion of outcome measures. Willingness to provide services in multiple sites as determined by patient/resident need. Maintain specified efficiency level as determined by supervisor. Qualifications - Graduate from an accredited program for Physical Therapy. - Current license as a Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, or Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of practice as required. - 3+ years of experience - Must be able to travel as needed to perform job. - Must meet all local health regulations, pass post-offer drug test, and pass post-employment physical exam if required. - Must meet Clinical Competency requirements. - Must have and maintain current CPR certification. - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance - Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. - Must possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job. - Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information. - Must be able to relate professionally, positively, and cooperatively with residents, resident's family members and employees at all levels. Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: Illinois, Freeport Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job Department Address: 900 S Kiwanis Drive* Department City: Freeport Department State: IL Department Zipcode: 61032 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we're able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It's more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It's more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It's having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you'll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we're leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we're inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Freeport, IL Freeport, Illinois EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-FL-Zephyrhills) Physical Therapist / PT - Home Health - PRN   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Performs evaluations and develops effective resident treatment plans to restore, maintain or prevent decline of resident function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing the facility. Essential Job Functions Meets the client's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining treatment plans in consultation with physicians, and by prescription. Helps residents accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment for residents to facilitate independence. Administers therapy statements according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician. Directs treatments given by aides and assistants. Complies with company protocol for patient rounding. Evaluates effects of therapy treatments by observing, noting and evaluating client's progress; providing medically necessary treatment plan and modifications. Documents resident care services by charting in resident and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.e. Ipad). Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures. Maintains resident confidence and protects nursing home operations by keeping information confidential. Protects clients and employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocols. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations. Complies with company protocol for denial management. Ensure appropriate daily billing of services. Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs. Secures equipment, adaptive devices and supplies in accordance with company policy. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks. Complies with federal, state and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions. Travel required as needed to perform job. Provides community based services such as health and wellness activities as required. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Complies with company requirements on the completion of outcome measures. Willingness to provide services in multiple sites as determined by patient/resident need. Maintain specified efficiency level as determined by supervisor. Qualifications - Graduate from an accredited program for Physical Therapy. - Current license as a Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, or Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of practice as required. - 3+ years of experience - Must be able to travel as needed to perform job. - Must meet all local health regulations, pass post-offer drug test, and pass post-employment physical exam if required. - Must meet Clinical Competency requirements. - Must have and maintain current CPR certification. - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance - Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. - Must possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job. - Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information. - Must be able to relate professionally, positively, and cooperatively with residents, resident's family members and employees at all levels. Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: Florida, Zephyrhills Schedule: Casual Shift: Day Job Department Address: 2189 Cleveland StreetSte 266 Department City: Zephyrhills Department State: FL Department Zipcode: 33765 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we're able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It's more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It's more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It's having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you'll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we're leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we're inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Zephyrhills, FL Zephyrhills, Florida EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-PA-Sayre) Occupational Therapist Home Health   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Performs evaluations, develops and implements effective patient treatment plans to restore, compensate or adapt for loss of patient function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing their discipline. Essential Job Functions PERFORMANCE CULTURE: Participates in activities related to identification of patients in need of therapy services. Conducts evaluations, assesses, develops, and implements treatment plans to meet goals and needs of patients. Effectively utilizes an interdisciplinary model. Develops an effective discharge plan in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team throughout LOS. Communicates treatment plans and progress to patient, family and caregivers. Supervises assistants, aides, and others in accordance with state practice acts and local, state and federal regulations. Ensures patient rights and privacy are protected when delivering treatment and in discussions regarding patient at other times. Maintains positive working relationship and demonstrates flexibility in problem solving with the team. Uses clinical competency checklist to implement a plan for professional growth in conjunction with agency leadership. Shares knowledge with district and company to assist in developing or maintaining the clinical excellence of the agency. Maintains a high level of customer service. Proactively communicates with agency leadership regarding time away from work to ensure patient's needs may be met in absences.CREATE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE: Documents according to company policy, state and federal guidelines, and applicable accreditation bodies. Documentation is timely and supports the medical necessity of the skilled services rendered. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.e. Ipad). Completes all billing records, payroll records or any other required reporting systems, timely and accurately, as per company standards. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with agency and company procedures for infection control, OSHA regulations. Secures equipment, adaptive devices and supplies in accordance with company policy and maintains adequate inventory. Operates equipment according to manufacturer's instructions and reports malfunctions immediately to immediate supervisor. Assists agency leadership with non-patient specific time related activities as requested. Is knowledgeable of and stays in compliance with all company policies, state practice acts Federal guidelines (Medicare, Medicaid, VA) and rulings. This includes the items in the Quality Management Program, Code of Conduct and occurrence reporting. Participates in quality assurance reviews. Makes recommendations for improving and enhancing the overall functioning of the agency. Will comply with the companies Code of Conduct, policies and procedures contained in company, Federal and State requirements and regulations.MARKET MAXIMIZATION: Establishes and fosters relationships with referral sources. Manages the clinically appropriate therapy minutes for patients in conjunction with interdisciplinary team. Utilizes cost-effective service delivery techniques when appropriate. Qualifications - Graduate from an accredited program for Occupational Therapy. - Must possess and maintain a current license in the state of practice as required. - 3+ years of experience. - Must have and maintain current CPR certification. - Must have own transportation to travel between sites as needed. - Must possess computer skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish specific job duties and assignments. - Must meet Clinical Competency requirements upon hire and as needed. - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance - Must possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job. - Must demonstrate good time management and organizational skills. - Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. - Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information. - Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively with patients and patient's family members, and work cooperatively with other employees at all levels. Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: New Jersey, Moorestown Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job Department Address: 1001 N Elmer Road* Department City: Sayre Department State: PA Department Zipcode: 18840 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we're able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It's more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It's more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It's having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you'll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we're leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we're inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Sayre, PA Sayre, Pennsylvania EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-CA-Stockton) Occupational Therapist Home Health - PRN   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Performs evaluations, develops and implements effective patient treatment plans to restore, compensate or adapt for loss of patient function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing their discipline. Essential Job Functions PERFORMANCE CULTURE: Participates in activities related to identification of patients in need of therapy services. Conducts evaluations, assesses, develops, and implements treatment plans to meet goals and needs of patients. Effectively utilizes an interdisciplinary model. Develops an effective discharge plan in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team throughout LOS. Communicates treatment plans and progress to patient, family and caregivers. Supervises assistants, aides, and others in accordance with state practice acts and local, state and federal regulations. Ensures patient rights and privacy are protected when delivering treatment and in discussions regarding patient at other times. Maintains positive working relationship and demonstrates flexibility in problem solving with the team. Uses clinical competency checklist to implement a plan for professional growth in conjunction with agency leadership. Shares knowledge with district and company to assist in developing or maintaining the clinical excellence of the agency. Maintains a high level of customer service. Proactively communicates with agency leadership regarding time away from work to ensure patient's needs may be met in absences.CREATE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE: Documents according to company policy, state and federal guidelines, and applicable accreditation bodies. Documentation is timely and supports the medical necessity of the skilled services rendered. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.e. Ipad). Completes all billing records, payroll records or any other required reporting systems, timely and accurately, as per company standards. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with agency and company procedures for infection control, OSHA regulations. Secures equipment, adaptive devices and supplies in accordance with company policy and maintains adequate inventory. Operates equipment according to manufacturer's instructions and reports malfunctions immediately to immediate supervisor. Assists agency leadership with non-patient specific time related activities as requested. Is knowledgeable of and stays in compliance with all company policies, state practice acts Federal guidelines (Medicare, Medicaid, VA) and rulings. This includes the items in the Quality Management Program, Code of Conduct and occurrence reporting. Participates in quality assurance reviews. Makes recommendations for improving and enhancing the overall functioning of the agency. Will comply with the companies Code of Conduct, policies and procedures contained in company, Federal and State requirements and regulations.MARKET MAXIMIZATION: Establishes and fosters relationships with referral sources. Manages the clinically appropriate therapy minutes for patients in conjunction with interdisciplinary team. Utilizes cost-effective service delivery techniques when appropriate. Qualifications - Graduate from an accredited program for Occupational Therapy. - Must possess and maintain a current license in the state of practice as required. - 3+ years of experience. - Must have and maintain current CPR certification. - Must have own transportation to travel between sites as needed. - Must possess computer skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish specific job duties and assignments. - Must meet Clinical Competency requirements upon hire and as needed. - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance - Must possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job. - Must demonstrate good time management and organizational skills. - Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. - Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information. - Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively with patients and patient's family members, and work cooperatively with other employees at all levels. Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: California, Fresno Schedule: Casual Shift: Day Job Department Address: 4545 Shelley Court* Department City: Stockton Department State: CA Department Zipcode: 95207 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we're able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It's more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It's more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It's having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you'll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we're leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we're inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Stockton, CA Stockton, California EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-FL-Zephyrhills) Occupational Therapist Assistant / OTA - Home Health - PRN   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Carries out effective patient treatment plans to restore, compensate or adapt for loss of patient function, which are established by the licensed/registered therapist. Plans conform to federal, state and professional standards. Essential Job Functions Visits Home Health patients for implementation of the occupational therapy care plan as established by the licensed therapist. Administers prescribed occupational therapy treatment programs. Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care. Helps patients accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment to facilitate independence in patients Administers therapy treatments according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician and licensed therapist. Modifies treatments in conjunction with licensed therapist as necessary to achieve desired outcome Completes an effective discharge plan in conjunction with trans-disciplinary team throughout episode of care. Ensures smooth and timely transition from skilled treatment to outpatient/wellness programs as appropriate for individual patients Communicates treatment plan and progress with patient, family and caregivers in conjunction with licensed therapist s knowledgeable of state practice acts and ensures the level of supervision they receive meets standards. Does not provide treatment outside of practice act limits Documents patient care services according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential Protects patient and employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocols. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks Complies with federal, state and local legal and professional requirements.; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions Travel is required to perform job Provides community based services such as home health and wellness activities as required. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Complies with company requirements on the completion of outcome measures. Willingness to provide services in multiple settings (including skilled nursing facilities) as determined by supervisor and patient/resident need Maintain specified efficiency level as determined by supervisor Qualifications - Meets educational requirements established in the state of practice - Current licensure/certification in the state of practice as required - At least one year of experience in a health care setting - Must be able to travel to patient homes within designated geographic area - Valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance - Must meet Clinical Competency requirements - Must have and maintain current CPR certification - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance - Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing - Possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job - Must possess computer skills of the types and at a level necessary to accomplish the job - Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information - Ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: Florida, Zephyrhills Schedule: Casual Shift: Day Job Department Address: 2189 Cleveland StreetSte 266 Department City: Zephyrhills Department State: FL Department Zipcode: 33765 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we're able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It's more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It's more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It's having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you'll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we're leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we're inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Zephyrhills, FL Zephyrhills, Florida EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-IL-Geneseo) Occupational Therapist / OTR SNF & Home Health   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Performs evaluations and develops effective patient treatment plans to restore, maintain or prevent decline of patient function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing the treatment location. Essential Job Functions Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining treatment plans in consultation with physicians, and by prescription. Helps patients accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence. Administers therapy statements according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician. Directs treatments given by aides and assistants. Complies with company protocol for patient rounding. Evaluates effects of therapy treatments by observing, noting and evaluating patient's progress; providing medically necessary treatment plan and modifications. Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers and other health care workers; Participates in the Q & A process for rehab related issues. Manages the appropriate therapy minutes per RUGS category for patients Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing patient specific maintenance programs; instructing patients, families and/or caregivers in follow-up maintenance programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs. Accuracy in completion of MDS or OASIS items per workflow model Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures. Maintains patient confidence and protects nursing home operations by keeping information confidential. Protects patients and employees by adhering to facility infection control policies and protocols. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with facility and department procedures, rules and regulations. Complies with company protocol for denial management. Ensure appropriate daily billing of services. Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs. Secures equipment, adaptive devices and supplies in accordance with company policy. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks. Complies with federal, state and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions. Travel required as needed to perform job. Provides community based services such as health and wellness activities as required. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Complies with company requirements on the completion of outcome measures. Willingness to provide services in multiple sites as determined by patient/patient need. Maintain specified efficiency level as determined by supervisor. Qualifications - Graduate from an accredited program for Occupational Therapy - Current license as a Occupational Therapist in the state of practice as required - Must meet Clinical Competency requirements - Must have and maintain current CPR certification - Ability to travel as needed to perform job - Capable of maintaining regular attendance Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: Illinois, Prophetstown Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job Department Address: 704 S Illinois Street* Department City: Geneseo Department State: IL Department Zipcode: 61254 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we're able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It's more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It's more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It's having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you'll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we're leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we're inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Geneseo, IL Geneseo, Illinois EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-FL-Zephyrhills) Occupational Therapist / OTR - Home Health - PRN   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Performs evaluations, develops and implements effective patient treatment plans to restore, compensate or adapt for loss of patient function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing their discipline. Essential Job Functions PERFORMANCE CULTURE: Participates in activities related to identification of patients in need of therapy services. Conducts evaluations, assesses, develops, and implements treatment plans to meet goals and needs of patients. Effectively utilizes an interdisciplinary model. Develops an effective discharge plan in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team throughout LOS. Communicates treatment plans and progress to patient, family and caregivers. Supervises assistants, aides, and others in accordance with state practice acts and local, state and federal regulations. Ensures patient rights and privacy are protected when delivering treatment and in discussions regarding patient at other times. Maintains positive working relationship and demonstrates flexibility in problem solving with the team. Uses clinical competency checklist to implement a plan for professional growth in conjunction with agency leadership. Shares knowledge with district and company to assist in developing or maintaining the clinical excellence of the agency. Maintains a high level of customer service. Proactively communicates with agency leadership regarding time away from work to ensure patient's needs may be met in absences.CREATE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE: Documents according to company policy, state and federal guidelines, and applicable accreditation bodies. Documentation is timely and supports the medical necessity of the skilled services rendered. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.e. Ipad). Completes all billing records, payroll records or any other required reporting systems, timely and accurately, as per company standards. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with agency and company procedures for infection control, OSHA regulations. Secures equipment, adaptive devices and supplies in accordance with company policy and maintains adequate inventory. Operates equipment according to manufacturer's instructions and reports malfunctions immediately to immediate supervisor. Assists agency leadership with non-patient specific time related activities as requested. Is knowledgeable of and stays in compliance with all company policies, state practice acts Federal guidelines (Medicare, Medicaid, VA) and rulings. This includes the items in the Quality Management Program, Code of Conduct and occurrence reporting. Participates in quality assurance reviews. Makes recommendations for improving and enhancing the overall functioning of the agency. Will comply with the companies Code of Conduct, policies and procedures contained in company, Federal and State requirements and regulations.MARKET MAXIMIZATION: Establishes and fosters relationships with referral sources. Manages the clinically appropriate therapy minutes for patients in conjunction with interdisciplinary team. Utilizes cost-effective service delivery techniques when appropriate. Qualifications - Graduate from an accredited program for Occupational Therapy. - Must possess and maintain a current license in the state of practice as required. - 3+ years of experience. - Must have and maintain current CPR certification. - Must have own transportation to travel between sites as needed. - Must possess computer skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish specific job duties and assignments. - Must meet Clinical Competency requirements upon hire and as needed. - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance - Must possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job. - Must demonstrate good time management and organizational skills. - Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. - Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information. - Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively with patients and patient's family members, and work cooperatively with other employees at all levels. Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: Florida, Zephyrhills Schedule: Casual Shift: Day Job Department Address: 2189 Cleveland StreetSte 266 Department City: Zephyrhills Department State: FL Department Zipcode: 33765 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we're able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It's more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It's more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It's having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you'll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we're leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we're inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Zephyrhills, FL Zephyrhills, Florida EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-FL-Zephyrhills) Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant / PTA - Home Health - PRN   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Carries out effective patient treatment plans to restore, compensate or adapt for loss of patient function, which are established by the licensed/registered therapist. Plans conform to federal, state and professional standards. Essential Job Functions Visits Home Health patients for implementation of the physical therapy care plan as established by the licensed therapist. Administers prescribed physical therapy treatment programs. Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care. Helps patients accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment to facilitate independence in patients Administers therapy treatments according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician and licensed therapist. Modifies treatments in conjunction with licensed therapist as necessary to achieve desired outcome Completes an effective discharge plan in conjunction with trans-disciplinary team throughout episode of care. Ensures smooth and timely transition from skilled treatment to outpatient/wellness programs as appropriate for individual patients Communicates treatment plan and progress with patient, family and caregivers in conjunction with therapist Is knowledgeable of state practice acts and ensures the level of supervision they receive meets standards. Does not provide treatment outside of practice act limits Documents patient care services according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential Protects patient and employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocols. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks Complies with federal, state and local legal and professional requirements.; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions Travel is required to perform job Provides community based services such as home health and wellness activities as required. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Complies with company requirements on the completion of outcome measures. Willingness to provide services in multiple settings (including skilled nursing facilities) as determined by supervisor and patient/resident need Maintain specified efficiency level as determined by supervisor Qualifications - Meets educational requirements established in the state of practice - Current licensure/certification in the state of practice as required - At least one year of experience in a health care setting - Must be able to travel to patient homes within designated geographic area - Valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance - Must meet Clinical Competency requirements - Must have and maintain current CPR certification - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance - Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing - Possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job - Must possess computer skills of the types and at a level necessary to accomplish the job - Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information - Ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: Florida, Zephyrhills Schedule: Casual Shift: Day Job Department Address: 2189 Cleveland StreetSte 266 Department City: Zephyrhills Department State: FL Department Zipcode: 33765 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we’re able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It’s more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It’s more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It’s having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you’ll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we’re leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Zephyrhills, FL Zephyrhills, Florida EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-CA-Stockton) Lic Physical Therapist Asst Home Health - PRN   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Carries out effective patient treatment plans to restore, compensate or adapt for loss of patient function, which are established by the licensed/registered therapist. Plans conform to federal, state and professional standards. Essential Job Functions Visits Home Health patients for implementation of the physical therapy care plan as established by the licensed therapist. Administers prescribed physical therapy treatment programs. Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care. Helps patients accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment to facilitate independence in patients Administers therapy treatments according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician and licensed therapist. Modifies treatments in conjunction with licensed therapist as necessary to achieve desired outcome Completes an effective discharge plan in conjunction with trans-disciplinary team throughout episode of care. Ensures smooth and timely transition from skilled treatment to outpatient/wellness programs as appropriate for individual patients Communicates treatment plan and progress with patient, family and caregivers in conjunction with therapist Is knowledgeable of state practice acts and ensures the level of supervision they receive meets standards. Does not provide treatment outside of practice act limits Documents patient care services according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential Protects patient and employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocols. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks Complies with federal, state and local legal and professional requirements.; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions Travel is required to perform job Provides community based services such as home health and wellness activities as required. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Complies with company requirements on the completion of outcome measures. Willingness to provide services in multiple settings (including skilled nursing facilities) as determined by supervisor and patient/resident need Maintain specified efficiency level as determined by supervisor Qualifications - Meets educational requirements established in the state of practice - Current licensure/certification in the state of practice as required - At least one year of experience in a health care setting - Must be able to travel to patient homes within designated geographic area - Valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance - Must meet Clinical Competency requirements - Must have and maintain current CPR certification - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance - Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing - Possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job - Must possess computer skills of the types and at a level necessary to accomplish the job - Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information - Ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: California, Fresno Schedule: Casual Shift: Day Job Department Address: 4545 Shelley Court* Department City: Stockton Department State: CA Department Zipcode: 95207 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Putting patients first. It is a promise we keep each and every day. At Aegis Therapies, our managers are therapists first; we are truly committed to giving you the technologies and the resources you need to make a difference. We are equally committed to offering you every opportunity to reach your most ambitious goals. No wonder we are one of the nation's leading providers of rehabilitation services. If you are ready to build a career with endless potential, build your future with us. We currently provide therapy in over 1,000 facilities nationwide, so you can choose a location that is perfect for your aspirations. Stockton, CA Stockton, California EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-CA-Stockton) Cert Occupational Ther Asst Home Health - PRN   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Carries out effective patient treatment plans to restore, compensate or adapt for loss of patient function, which are established by the licensed/registered therapist. Plans conform to federal, state and professional standards. Essential Job Functions Visits Home Health patients for implementation of the occupational therapy care plan as established by the licensed therapist. Administers prescribed occupational therapy treatment programs. Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care. Helps patients accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment to facilitate independence in patients Administers therapy treatments according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician and licensed therapist. Modifies treatments in conjunction with licensed therapist as necessary to achieve desired outcome Completes an effective discharge plan in conjunction with trans-disciplinary team throughout episode of care. Ensures smooth and timely transition from skilled treatment to outpatient/wellness programs as appropriate for individual patients Communicates treatment plan and progress with patient, family and caregivers in conjunction with licensed therapist s knowledgeable of state practice acts and ensures the level of supervision they receive meets standards. Does not provide treatment outside of practice act limits Documents patient care services according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential Protects patient and employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocols. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks Complies with federal, state and local legal and professional requirements.; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions Travel is required to perform job Provides community based services such as home health and wellness activities as required. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Complies with company requirements on the completion of outcome measures. Willingness to provide services in multiple settings (including skilled nursing facilities) as determined by supervisor and patient/resident need Maintain specified efficiency level as determined by supervisor Qualifications - Meets educational requirements established in the state of practice - Current licensure/certification in the state of practice as required - At least one year of experience in a health care setting - Must be able to travel to patient homes within designated geographic area - Valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance - Must meet Clinical Competency requirements - Must have and maintain current CPR certification - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance - Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing - Possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job - Must possess computer skills of the types and at a level necessary to accomplish the job - Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information - Ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: California, Fresno Schedule: Casual Shift: Day Job Department Address: 4545 Shelley Court* Department City: Stockton Department State: CA Department Zipcode: 95207 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we're able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It's more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It's more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It's having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you'll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we're leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we're inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Stockton, CA Stockton, California EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-OR-Salem) Physical Therapist - Home Health   
**Description:** **Providence is calling a Physical Therapist to Providence Salem Home Services in Salem, OR.** **In this position, you will:** + Manage and provide skilled physical therapy to patients/clients with a wide variety of diagnoses and disabilities, taking into account individual patient's special physical or age-related needs. + Have skills in patient/client evaluation and treatment, as well as professional consultations to achieve maximum patient/client independence in accordance with individual's functional level and potential. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Bachelors or Masters degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited institution + Physical Therapy licensure through the State of Oregon + Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Provider Certification or ability to obtain in 60 days + Renewal of BLS card every 2 years + Driving record consistent with Safe Driving Policy 330 Incident Point Matrix at time of hire + In compliance with company policy and state regulations, a Department of Human Services (DHS) criminal background check is required for this position + In-depth and up-to-date knowledge of physical therapy, theory and practice and the legal and ethical issues associated with them + Ability to travel in an efficient manner between sites as assigned and have reliable transportation + 1 year of clinical experience in a healthcare setting **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + 1 year of clinical experience in home health or active enrollment in the Providence Benedictine postgraduate preceptor program **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and **welcoming** each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day **Job Category:** Physical Therapy **Location:** Oregon-Salem **Req ID:** 158734
          (USA-CA-San Mateo) RN - Primary Care Clinician - Home Health (Full Time / San Mateo)   
Under the supervision of the Clinical Manager, the Primary Care Clinician (PCC) is an experienced RN who is responsible for the overall management of approximately 25 patients including the provision of direct care with a designated visit productivity standard. This position plans, organizes, and directs all patient care services for patients in the assigned caseload in accordance with current standards and regulations, ensuring the optimal degree of quality care is maintained. Responsible for coordinating the interdisciplinary team to implement the established plan of patient care and ensuring effective management of visit utilization and control of expenses. May assist in agency wide orientation, competency evaluations and consultation to clinical staff related to specific expertise as requested by Clinical Manager. Education RN graduate from an accredited curriculum. Bachelor’s degree in nursing or health related field preferred. Licensure Current California RN license; valid California driver’s license; current auto insurance; current BCLS/CPR certification. Experience One year of professional experience in an acute or similar setting required. One year of experience in a home health and/or hospice position preferred. Direct patient care experience within the past five years required. Knowledge Thorough understanding of home care and/or hospice services, Title XXII, Medicare Conditions of Participation, JCAHO home health and/or hospice accreditation requirements, QI outcomes/benchmarking, infection control; good understanding of reimbursement patterns for Medicare and other payors; good working understanding of budget and other financial reports. Clinical competency that meets and exceeds testing levels on a regular basis. Special Skills/Equipment: Self-starter with a high degree of initiative, motivation, flexibility, energy and creativity. Ability to form harmonious working relationships with internal and external customers. Demonstrated leadership and negotiation skills and the ability to manage resources for patient care in a cost effective manner. Excellent collaborative and problem solving skills with customers and management. Ability to exercise independent sound judgment in planning and providing patient care. Demonstrated ability in physical, psychosocial, and environmental assessment skills and in implementing plan of treatment. Excellent organizational skills. With appropriate training, demonstrates an ability to competently work with the computerized documentation tools and systems of the organization. Access to a reliable automobile. Must be able to meet company productivity standards as indicated by organization and manager. Must be able to handle sensitive issues, conflict with or among others, respectively direct and reinforce staff efforts; effectively plan and organize and prioritize work, think critically to both effectively plan and organize department operations consistent with Sutter Care at Home’s strategic and operating objectives and to effectively solve unique problems as they arise or identify when to consult supervisor. Must be able to deal with challenging work environment with time demands and occasional conflicting priorities. Maintain a positive and professional image and demonstrate self-directed learning to meet professional development and/or license requirements. Is responsible for maintaining all required licensure and certifications. At orientation and annually thereafter, must be able to meet Sutter VNA & Hospice core competencies for position and area of specialty, as appropriate. **Organization:** **Sutter Care at Home* **Title:** *RN - Primary Care Clinician - Home Health (Full Time / San Mateo)* **Location:** *California-Peninsula/South Bay and Santa Cruz-San Mateo* **Requisition ID:** *SCAH-1709756* All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
          (USA-TX-Fort Worth) Team Leader RN - Home Health - Full Time   
**Overview:** LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. More than 60 leading hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: **_It's all about helping people._** The Home Health Team Leader is responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of clinical services. Coordinates and supervises an interdisciplinary team of staff to assure the continuity of high quality care to home health patients assigned to the team's area in accordance with MD prescribed plan of care, and all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. **Additional Details:** Our company, a part of LHC Group, is currently seeking clinicians/professionals that want to join our team to help improve the well being of our patients and their families. 89% of our 380 locations have a 4.5 star rating or greater, and we are helping drive better outcomes for our patients nationwide. If you're seeking a unique opportunity to take your career to the next level, it just arrived! + Do you want to be rewarded for your hard work? + Do you desire to make a difference providing quality care? + Do you want to be part of a family and not just an employee? + Flexible schedule for field clinicians + Competitive pay LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. **Qualifications:** **License Requirements** + Current RN licensure in state of practice + Current CPR certification required + Current Drivers License, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation **Additional State Requirements** + CA: One year prior professional nursing experience. + LA: At a minimum, one year of clinical experience. RN licensure must have no restrictions. + AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, KY, MI, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WV: No other state specific requirements. **Requisition ID** _2017-15098_ **Facility Name** _DFW Home Health_ **Territory Coverage** _.._ **Category** _NURSING_ **Position Type** _Full-Time_ **Work Schedule** _Normal (Based on FT, PT, PRN)_
          (USA-OR-Portland) Staffing Coordinator - Home Health Intake   
**Description:** **Providence is calling a Home Health Staffing Coordinator to Providence Home Services in Portland, OR.** **This position is full-time with benefits available.** **In this position, you will:** + Be accountable for the efficient coordination of the Home Health clinical staff schedules. + Provide a scope of work that includes triaging incoming calls to the Home Health queue, scheduling visits in an electronic scheduling system, and ensuring staff assignments maximize continuity of care and clinical productivity. + Be responsible for notifying clinical staff of daily schedules. + Facilitate the sharing of clinical staff among Portland Service Area Home Health agencies. + Confirm upcoming admission visits with patients, and provide Central Intake and the clinical supervisors/managers with staffing information. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + High school diploma or equivalent + Educational course work in medical terminology **-or-** equivalent knowledge acquired through on-the-job experience + 1-2 years of recent experience as a scheduler, Home Health Aide, unit secretary, or related experience in a clinical setting + Demonstrated outstanding customer service experience + Proficiency in the use of personal computer and multiple business software applications + In compliance with the Providence Health & Services - Oregon (OR) Human Resources policy #302 “Background Checks”, a criminal background check is required for this position, based on assigned duties **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + 2 years of college education + Experience in a Home Services agency **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and welcoming each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day **Job Category:** Administrative Support (Clinical) **Location:** Oregon-Portland **Req ID:** 158906
          (USA-OR-Portland) Staffing Coordinator - Home Health   
**Description:** **Providence is calling a Home Health Staffing Coordinator to Providence Home Services in Portland, OR.** **This position is full-time with benefits available.** **In this position, you will:** + Be accountable for the efficient coordination of the Home Health clinical staff schedules. + Provide a scope of work that includes triaging incoming calls to the Home Health queue, scheduling visits in an electronic scheduling system, and ensuring staff assignments maximize continuity of care and clinical productivity. + Be responsible for notifying clinical staff of daily schedules. + Facilitate the sharing of clinical staff among Portland Service Area Home Health agencies. + Confirm upcoming admission visits with patients, and provide Central Intake and the clinical supervisors/managers with staffing information. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + High school diploma or equivalent + Educational course work in medical terminology **-or-** equivalent knowledge acquired through on-the-job experience + 1-2 years of recent experience as a scheduler, Home Health Aide, unit secretary, or related experience in a clinical setting + Demonstrated outstanding customer service experience + Proficiency in the use of personal computer and multiple business software applications + In compliance with the Providence Health & Services - Oregon (OR) Human Resources policy #302 “Background Checks”, a criminal background check is required for this position, based on assigned duties **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + 2 years of college education + Experience in a Home Services agency **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and welcoming each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day **Job Category:** Administrative Support (Clinical) **Location:** Oregon-Portland **Req ID:** 158917
          (USA-OR-Portland) Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse - Home Health   
**Description:** **Providence is calling a Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse to Providence Home Health / Mall 205 visiting patients in Portland, OR.** **This position is full time and benefit eligible.** **In this position you will:** + Be accountable for direct and indirect quality care for patients of all ages, according to the individualized needs of the patient, following the nursing process and in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. + Accept professional development as an integral part of nursing practice. + Function as an educator and consultant to the Home Care staff, patients, and in the community, as needed. + Coordinate patient care activities with other members of the healthcare team in a collegial relationship. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Graduation from an accredited Baccalaureate school of nursing + Current and unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the State of Oregon + Completion of an accredited course in Wound, Ostomy and Continence prior to hire + Certification as a Enterostomal Therapist by the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board within 3 months of hire + Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider **-or-** Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within 30 days of hire + Valid drivers license and reliable transportation + Driving record consistent with GOP Safe Driving Policy 330 Incident Point Matrix at time of hire + 2 years of nursing experience + In compliance with the Providence Health & Services-Oregon Human Resources policy #302 “Background Checks”, a criminal background check is required for this position, based on assigned duties **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + 1 year of home care experience either prior to or upon certification as Enterostomal Therapist (ET) **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and welcoming each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day **Job Category:** Home Health Nursing **Location:** Oregon-Portland **Req ID:** 158762
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          (USA-VA-FAIRFAX) Senior Director, Clinical Excellence - Home Health   
## Job Description Accountable for developing, directing, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of Inova's Home Health continuous quality management and clinical excellence plans and programs. Directs and coordinates performance improvement, quality/UM, clinical informatics and specialty program development activities consistent with Inova's established goals, objectives, policies and strategic plans. Provides strategic direction and management to direct reports and all employees in unjt. Handles employee relations and staff development for direct reports. Develops goals and manages the fiscal activities of the department. ## Requirements Minimum Required Skills/Experience: * Three to five years' progressive and recent leadership experience in a home health care or hospice healthcare setting. Demonstrated performance improvement experience. * Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing. Master’s degree in Nursing preferred. * Knowledge of state, federal, and accreditation regulations which follows the provisions of services within the department (s). * Maintains a valid driver's license. * Demonstrates ability to work independently and execute own workload. Demonstrated strong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills to gather, organize, research, and report data necessary for performance improvement. * Demonstrates strong project management skills, team leadership skills, and excellent communication skills. Ability to make oral presentations including speaking to large groups. Strong interpersonal skills necessary to facilitate learning of others and provide effective for departmental personnel. *Posting Title:* Senior Director, Clinical Excellence - Home Health *Facility Location:* Inova VNA Home Health *Work Site Location:* INOVA SYSTEM OFFICES-MAIN ST *Work Site Address:* 9900 MAIN STREET *Work Site City/State:* FAIRFAX, VA *Department:* ADMIN *Schedule Type:* full time *Schedule:* Monday-Friday *Shift:* Day *Job ID:* 30646BR
          (USA-MN-Saint Paul) Home Health Aide   
Home Health Aide Requisition # 33878BR Business Unit name Home Care Services Physical Location Saint Paul, Minnesota Posted Date 29-Jun-2017 Dept. Name Home Hlth Aides - Hospice Hours Per Week 40 Contract Noncontract Introduction Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills. Allina Health Home Care Services provides skilled medical care for patients and families needing rehabilitation, advanced-illness or end-of-life care. With headquarters located in St. Paul, Minn., services are provided in 30 Minnesota counties, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Responsibilities Req ID: 33878 Provide safe competent cares to homecare and hospice patients to include bathing, skin care, assistance with bowel programs, simple wound cares, ROM and exercise programs and homemaking activitiesEffective communication, which contributes to quality care and team cohesivenessDocumentation meets regulatory standardsTimely logging of hours to assure accurate billingAssumes responsibility for meeting own education needsComplete agency, state, and federal regulatory requirements for continuing education Education High school diploma or GED Qualification/Skills Experience3-year experience as a HHAPrevious Home Care/Hospice experience preferredSkillsNeeds strong understanding of professional boundariesMust be able to lift 45 lbsGood understanding of body mechanicsStrong communication skills-written, verbal, listening with attentionGood problem solving skillsGood time management of self and othersLicensure/CertificationsHHA Certification or 75 hours of comparable competency testingMaintain ongoing requirements of 12 hours per calendar year of continuing education Work Schedule 40 hours per weekDay shiftsEvery 8th weekendNon-contract Location/Community Information With beautiful natural settings along the Mississippi River, St. Paul embodies a large ethnically diverse population with restaurants, cultural entertainment, and shopping venues for everyone. Downtown St. Paul features a number of historic buildings including the State Capitol, the Fitzgerald Theater (home to Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion"), the Landmark Center, the St. Paul Hotel, and breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. The city is also home to the Science Museum of MN, the Xcel Energy Center (home of the MN Wild hockey team), and the MN History Center. St. Paul offers many private, alternative, and public school options from elementary through college and a wide array of housing options from old historic homes to new construction. The Twin Cities is consistently ranked near the top of Fortune's list of best cities in the world for work and family. A healthy business climate, opportunities for employment, good transportation, and an entrepreneurial environment are amongst the contributing factors. + Located in St. Paul + Population = 270,000 + Service Area = 1,600,000 Community Resource Links: Community Information School Digger Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune Closing If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer. Campus/Facilities Home Care Services Requisition # 33878BR
          (USA-AZ-PRESCOTT) $2500 Hiring Bonus! Home Health RN   
**Job Description** Is responsible to perform the following according to Good Samaritan mission, location standards and procedures: Availability needed: Saturday thru Monday * Is accountable that medications and treatments are administered to assigned clients. * Assesses client to establish client plan of care. Re-evaluates plan of care to determine client is still eligible for services. * Provides care in accordance with agency policy; local, state and federal laws and plan of care. * Supervises, provides training and evaluates home care aides. Accompanies home care aides on supervisory visits with clients. * Safeguards clients’ property. Maintains clients’ self-esteem, privacy and confidentiality of personal information. Complies with HIPAA guidelines. * Provides clients with opportunities for independence and choice consistent with their care plans. * Is accountable that physicians’ orders are processed and physicians notified in a timely manner. * Directs and documents care provided to clients. Receives and shares information; observes and reports clients’ conditions to appropriate staff. Explains procedures before and during care. Directs and assists with client, family / significant other education. * Utilizes appropriate bag techniques. * Reports signs/ symptoms of client infections to appropriate staff in a timely manner. **Qualifications** * Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with at least one year of nursing experience. * Prior experience in like or related position preferred. * Licensure for state of practice is required. * Current CPR certification or ability to become certified in CPR within 60 days of hire. Must be at least 18 years of age. * Must have a favorable motor vehicle record (MVR) and must present a valid drivers license and proof of insurance before operating a vehicle. * Basic ability to communicate and comprehend; ability to measure and comprehend certain quantities; knowledge of basic nursing skills; knowledge and familiarity with the therapeutic effects and side effects of all medications administered. * Must have or be able to obtain an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or other protected status. Req id: 6723 In the Good Samaritan Society, we believe that "In Christ's Love, Everyone is Someone." *Show YOU care, Join us today* *Location:* PRESCOTT, AZ *Job Type(s):* Part-Time *Range:* 28.50 - 30.70 *Facility:* 0300 - GSS Legacy Home Care *Shift(s):* Day
          (USA-MI-Detroit) Physical Therapist - Home Health Care - Full Time / Part Time / Various Territories Available   
Under general supervision of the therapy supervisor, implements medically prescribed physical therapy treatment programs, (e.g., heat water, exercise, etc.) directed towards relieving pain and/or restoring physical functions to rehabilitative clients. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A specific level of technical knowledge and the applications of various treatment interventions in order to relieve pain and/or restore a physiological function.This level of knowledge is generally obtained through the completion of an accredited bachelor's level program in Physical Therapy.Current State of Michigan Licensure in order to practice as a registered physical therapist.The ability to lift and position clients and to perform treatment modalities.A high level of interpersonal skill is required to effectively interface with clients and physicians.Must possess a current State of Michigan driver's license and satisfactory driving record.Must have reliable transportation and a telephone. Overview Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care. The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600 employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
          (USA-OR-Mount Angel) Registered Nurse - Mental Health - Mount Angel Home Health   
**Description:** **Providence is calling a Mental Health Registered Nurse to Providence Home Health visiting patients in the Salem/Mt. Angel area.** **This position is full-time and benefit eligible.** **In this position, you will:** + Provide quality care to patients in their homes under the direction of a physician. + Be responsible for assessing the needs of the patient including safety concerns and coordinating Home Health Services to reflect the philosophy and standards of the agency. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Current, unencumbered Oregon Registered Nurse (RN) license + 2 years of experience in acute care setting + Valid driver's license and reliable transportation + Driving record consistent with Safe Driving Policy 330 Incident Point Matrix at time of hire + Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider Certification + In Compliance with the Department of Human Services (DHS), a criminal background check is required for this position **Preferred qualifications for this position include** : + Additional experience in Home Health or Public Health nursing **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and welcoming each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day **Job Category:** Behavioral Health Nursing **Location:** Oregon-Mount Angel **Req ID:** 158703
          (USA-OR-Portland) Registered Nurse - Home Health - East Portland   
**Description:** **Providence is calling a Home Health Registered Nurse (1.0 FTE, Days) to cover the East Portland area out of the Providence Mall 205 branch.** **This position is full-time with benefits available.** **In this position, you will:** + Be responsible under the direction of the Home Health Clinical Supervision and on order of the physician. + Be accountable for direct and indirect quality care for patients of all ages, according to the individualized needs of the patient, following the nursing process and in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. + Coordinate patient care activities with other members of the healthcare team in a collegial relationship. + Posses professional development which is an integral part of this nursing practice. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Current Oregon Registered Nurse (RN) license + Current Basic Life Support (BLS) **-or-** Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification within 30 days of hire + Valid driver's license and reliable transportation + Driving record consistent with GOP Safe Driving Policy 330 Incident Point Matrix at time of hire + 1-2 years of medical/surgical experience in an acute care setting + 2 years of experience in acute care **-or-** community mental health setting for Mental Health RN work assignment + In compliance with the Providence Health & Services-Oregon, criminal background check is required for this position, based on assigned duties **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + Recent Home Health experience + Hospice or Palliative Care experience for Palliative Care RN work assignment **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and **welcoming** each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day **Job Category:** Home Health Nursing **Location:** Oregon-Portland **Req ID:** 158741
          (USA-OR-Portland) Home Health CNA - East Portland (Days)   
**Description:** **Providence is calling a Home Health CNA (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Home Services to visit patients in the East Portland area.** **This position is full time with benefits available.** **In this position, you will:** + Act under the supervision of a registered nurse providing supportive personal care services to patients of all ages according to the individualized physical needs of the patient in accordance with state and federal regulatory requirements. + Performs all duties in a manner, which supports team concept of caring and respect, which reflects the philosophy of Providence Home Services, Providence Mission, and Service Excellence Standards of Behavior. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with 2 years of experience (exception would be nursing student with current CNA) + State Home Health Aide certification **-or-** successful completion (80% or better) of Oregon Association for Home Care Home Health and Hospice Aid (OAHC HHA) certification within 2 weeks of hire + Current BBasic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider **-or-** Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within 30 days of hire + Passing a skills observation checklist at hire and annually + Valid driver's license and reliable transportation + Driving record consistent with GOP Safe Driving Policy 330 Incident Point Matrix at time of hire + In compliance with the Providence Health & Services-Oregon, criminal background check is required for this position, based on assigned duties **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and **welcoming** each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day **Job Category:** Certified Nursing Assistant **Location:** Oregon-Portland **Req ID:** 158669
          (USA-AR-Fayetteville) Selling Division Manager - Sales - Home Health   
Encompass Home Health & Hospice is looking for an experienced homecare sales leader to join our team as a Selling Division Manager. The right person for this role should be an experienced home health sales professional who can effectively direct sales initiatives while simultaneously managing a team of sales executives. Responsibilities: + Directs the planning & implementation of the sales process by recruiting & hiring all Area Managers in their division. + Identify & penetrate market opportunities to achieve revenue & admission goals. + Responsible for the admission activity for their division & for each of the Area Managers they supervise. + Responsible for driving total team forecast attainment inclusive of accounts assigned to them. + Managing/maintaining account activity as needed to achieve division admission goals. + Provides strategic in-field support for Area Managers 40%-60% of the time, or greater portion depending on the characteristics, geography & strategy of team. + Ensures team members are committed to & on target for weekly, monthly & annual forecast attainment. + Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or finance, extensive related field experience, or be a licensed professional with extensive related field experience. + Thorough understanding of the Federal, State and local laws and regulatory guidelines governing the operations of home health and hospice agencies, especially as it relates to beneficiary qualifications. + Must have excellent communication skills; the ability to interact well with a great diversity of individuals; ability to organize and execute programs; be able to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines with minimal supervision; and maintain and adhere to multiple budgets. Encompass Home Health & Hospice is one of the largest Medicare certified Home Health and Hospice service providers in the nation. Year after year, we’ve been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in our industry. A few of our great benefits include: + 30 Paid Days Off per year for Full Time employees. + Continuing education opportunities. + Scholarship program for employees and their children. + Matching 401(k) plan. A great place to work starts with great employees committed to a great mission - A Better Way to Care. If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW by completing an online application! EOE Requisition Type: Home Office External Company Name: Advanced Homecare Management, Inc. External Company URL: http://ehhi.com/
          (USA-IN-Indianapolis) Home Health Aide   
Apply now » Home Health Aide Home Health Aide Hospice House Franciscan Health ​8414 Franciscan Lane Indianapolis, IN 46237 View on Map Get Directions PRN (As Needed); 0 Hrs/Wk Available Anytime Never or Rarely Travel WHAT WE NEED Caring, multi-tasking home healthcare professionals WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR Sometimes the best healthcare is offered right in the patient’s home. In those cases, the home health or hospice aide becomes more than just a nurse. They become a patient’s lifeline, confidant and friend. Our home health aides go beyond taking vital signs and administering medicine. They also provide personal hygiene assistance, help with small things around the house, pray with our patients, and prepare light meals or snacks – all while accurately assessing the patient’s status and communicating it back to the supervising clinician. Are you able to deliver accurate and compassionate care in a variety of home environments? Do you have experience with home healthcare standards and regulations? Are you responsible and reliable? Can you accurately follow a care plan and keep the supervising clinician up-to-date on a patient’s needs? If so, we need your skills. WHAT YOU WILL DO + Provide assistance with personal hygiene and elimination needs according to the established plan of care. + Perform simple household duties essential to maintenance of proper health care at home. + Prepare light meals or snacks, offers fluids and assists patients with eating. + Document care provided. + Practice strong communication skills. + Demonstrate knowledge of home health standards and regulations. + Attend mandatory continuing education offerings. WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED + Utilize good communication skills. + Identify personal learning needs. Seek opportunity for continued learning. + Utilize time productively. + Demonstrate flexibility in work assignments and personal accountability. + Exercise safe judgement in decision making. + Demonstrate tact and understanding when dealing with others. Respond in a positive manner to constructive criticism. WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR Trade School / Certification Required 1-3 Years Experience License(s): Certification(s): Certified Nursing Assistant EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER It is the policy of Franciscan Alliance to provide equal employment to its employees and qualified applicants for employment as otherwise required by an applicable local, state or Federal law. Franciscan Alliance reserves a Right of Conscience objection in the event local, state or Federal ordinances that violate its values and the free exercise of its religious rights. Franciscan Alliance is committed to equal employment opportunity. Nearest Major Market:IndianapolisJob Segment:Medical, Home Care, Clinic, CNA, Patient Care Technician, Healthcare Apply now »
          Canada: OPED: Canadians Want More Facts About Cannabis   
Globe and Mail, 24 Jun 2017 - The federal government has announced its intention to legalize cannabis for Canadian adults, with a target date of July, 2018. It would be reasonable to think this change would be well received: Over the past few years, surveys have found that about two-thirds of Canadian support legalization. But as legalization gets closer to becoming a reality, it's being transformed from an abstraction into a raft of concrete choices about licensing, oversight, distribution, packaging and labelling. In good Canadian fashion, there is also a dose of jurisdictional confusion about how Canadians will access their legal cannabis - the federal legislation leaves the distribution and sale of legal cannabis to the provinces and territories.
          (USA-MD-Frederick) ADON Assistant Director of Nursing - Home Health - $5000 sign on bonus!   
**Overview:** LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. More than 60 leading hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: **_It's all about helping people._** The Home Health Assistant Director of Nursing is responsible for the administration of the day-to-day operations of the home care facility. This includes: coordinating and completing assigned projects to effectively support the immediate and long range objectives of the company; oversight of the eligibility of patients referred to home care services, planning for the services to be provided to patients and supervising their total home health care; implementing and maintaining administrative practices, agency philosophy, goals, and policies which assure compliance with applicable state and federal regulations; enhancing the profitability of the agency; and providing motivation and retention of a qualified staff and assure the quality of services delivered. This position also acts as a liaison with management staff and other departments throughout the company. **Additional Details:** Our company, a part of LHC Group, is currently seeking clinicians/professionals that want to join our team to help improve the well being of our patients and their families. 89% of our 380 locations have a 4.5 star rating or greater, and we are helping drive better outcomes for our patients nationwide. If you're seeking a unique opportunity to take your career to the next level, it just arrived! + Do you want to be rewarded for your hard work? + Do you desire to make a difference providing quality care? + Do you want to be part of a family and not just an employee? + Flexible schedule for field clinicians + Competitive pay LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. **Qualifications:** **License Requirements** + Licensed as a RN in the state in which they practice. + Current CPR certification required. + Current Driver's License and vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle, or public transportation. **Additional State License Requirements** + AL, AR, AZ, GA, ID, KY, MI, MO, NC, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, TN, VA, WA, WI, WV - No additional state specific requirements. + CA: Must be a registered nurse with a baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing or other related field with three years of experience within the last five years in a home health agency , primary care clinic or health facility, at least one year of which was in a supervisory or administrative capacity OR a registered nurse with four years experience within the last five years in a home health agency , primary care clinic or health facility, at least one year of which was in a supervisory or administrative capacity. + CO: Must be a RN with at least two (2) years of nursing experience including one (1) year in home care or a closely related service + FL: Current RN licensure in Florida. Must have one year of full-time supervisory experience as a registered nurse. Current Driver's License and vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle. May qualify for DON for up to two (2) home health agencies if the agencies share identical controlling interests. The DON can direct up to five (5) home health agencies when: a) the agencies have identical controlling interests, b) the agencies are located within one agency geographic service area or within an immediate contiguous county, and c) the agencies have a qualified RN who meets the qualifications of the director of nursing and has a written delegation from the DON to act as the DON when the DON is absent from the agency. + IL: Must be a full time registered nurse with a bachelor's degree in Nursing and at least one year of nursing experience OR a full time registered nurse with at least three years of nursing experience and meets the following criteria: at least 2 years of nursing experience must have been in a home health agency, community health program, or a generalized family-centered nursing program in a community health agency and at least 2 years of the 3 years nursing experience must have been obtained within 5 years prior to current employment with the home health agency. + LA: Must have three years of experience as a Registered Nurse. One year must consist of full-time experience in providing direct patient care in home health setting. + MD: Must be a RN who is qualified by having 2-3 years of experience or education in community health nursing. + MS: Current RN licensure in Mississippi. A baccalaureate degree in nursing and two (2) years of registered nursing experience. Or A graduate of a diploma school of nursing with two (2) years of registered nursing experience. Or An associate degree in nursing with four (4) years of registered nursing experience. Or an incumbent Director of Nursing as of July 1, 1981. + PA: Current RN licensure in Pennsylvania with at least 1 year of nursing experience. + TX: Current RN licensure in the State of Texas or Compact License. The DON may also be the Administrator, providing he|she meets the specific qualifications. May also be the Administrator of the agency if meets the agency qualifications as described in 97.244(a). Must have at least one (1) year experience as an RN obtained within the last 36 months. **Requisition ID** _2017-14800_ **Facility Name** _HomeCall_ **Territory Coverage** _.._ **Category** _ADMIN/MGMT_ **Position Type** _Full-Time_ **Work Schedule** _Normal (Based on FT, PT, PRN)_
          (USA-LA-Harvey) RN Team Leader (Home Health Case Manager) - Harvey - $5000 SignOn Bonus   
**Overview:** LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. More than 60 leading hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: **_It's all about helping people._** The Home Health Team Leader is responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of clinical services. Coordinates and supervises an interdisciplinary team of staff to assure the continuity of high quality care to home health patients assigned to the team's area in accordance with MD prescribed plan of care, and all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. **Additional Details:** Our company, a part of LHC Group, is currently seeking clinicians/professionals that want to join our team to help improve the well being of our patients and their families. 89% of our 380 locations have a 4.5 star rating or greater, and we are helping drive better outcomes for our patients nationwide. If you're seeking a unique opportunity to take your career to the next level, it just arrived! + Do you want to be rewarded for your hard work? + Do you desire to make a difference providing quality care? + Do you want to be part of a family and not just an employee? + Flexible schedule for field clinicians + Competitive pay LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. **Qualifications:** **License Requirements** + Current RN licensure in state of practice + Current CPR certification required + Current Drivers License, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation **Additional State Requirements** + LA: At a minimum, one year of clinical experience. RN licensure must have no restrictions. **Requisition ID** _2017-14975_ **Facility Name** _Ochsner Home Health - West Bank_ **Territory Coverage** _.._ **Category** _CLINICAL_ **Position Type** _Full-Time_ **Work Schedule** _Normal (Based on FT, PT, PRN)_
          (USA-KY-Campbellsvile) Team Leader RN - Home Health - Full Time   
**Overview:** LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. More than 60 leading hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: **_It's all about helping people._** The Home Health Team Leader is responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of clinical services. Coordinates and supervises an interdisciplinary team of staff to assure the continuity of high quality care to home health patients assigned to the team's area in accordance with MD prescribed plan of care, and all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. **Additional Details:** Our company, a part of LHC Group, is currently seeking clinicians/professionals that want to join our team to help improve the well being of our patients and their families. 89% of our 380 locations have a 4.5 star rating or greater, and we are helping drive better outcomes for our patients nationwide. If you're seeking a unique opportunity to take your career to the next level, it just arrived! + Do you want to be rewarded for your hard work? + Do you desire to make a difference providing quality care? + Do you want to be part of a family and not just an employee? + Flexible schedule for field clinicians + Competitive pay LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. **Qualifications:** **License Requirements** + Current RN licensure in state of practice + Current CPR certification required + Current Drivers License, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation **Additional State Requirements** + CA: One year prior professional nursing experience. + LA: At a minimum, one year of clinical experience. RN licensure must have no restrictions. + AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, KY, MI, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WV: No other state specific requirements. **Requisition ID** _2017-15005_ **Facility Name** _Lifeline Health Care of Taylor_ **Territory Coverage** _.._ **Category** _NURSING_ **Position Type** _Full-Time_ **Work Schedule** _Normal (Based on FT, PT, PRN)_
          (USA-MD-Baltimore) Registered Nurse RN Team Leader - Home Health - $5000 Sign On Bonus   
**Overview:** LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. More than 60 leading hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: **_It's all about helping people._** The Home Health Team Leader is responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of clinical services. Coordinates and supervises an interdisciplinary team of staff to assure the continuity of high quality care to home health patients assigned to the team's area in accordance with MD prescribed plan of care, and all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. **Additional Details:** Our company, a part of LHC Group, is currently seeking clinicians/professionals that want to join our team to help improve the well being of our patients and their families. 89% of our 380 locations have a 4.5 star rating or greater, and we are helping drive better outcomes for our patients nationwide. If you're seeking a unique opportunity to take your career to the next level, it just arrived! + Do you want to be rewarded for your hard work? + Do you desire to make a difference providing quality care? + Do you want to be part of a family and not just an employee? + Flexible schedule for field clinicians + Competitive pay LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. **Qualifications:** **License Requirements** + Current RN licensure in state of practice + Current CPR certification required + Current Drivers License, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation *CB **Requisition ID** _2017-14999_ **Facility Name** _HomeCall_ **Territory Coverage** _.._ **Category** _NURSING_ **Position Type** _Full-Time_ **Work Schedule** _Normal (Based on FT, PT, PRN)_
          (USA-WA-Chewelah) Registered Nurse- Home Health   
**Overview:** Notheast Washington Home Health, part of the LHC Group Family, is hiring for a Registered Nurse. The **Registered Nurse (RN)** in Home Health provides and directs provisions of nursing care to patients in their homes as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and agency policies. Also, the RN coordinates the total plan of care with other health care professionals involved in care, and helps to achieve and maintain continuity of patient care by planning and exchanging information with physician, agency personnel, patient, family and community resources. All done within a Point of Care setting. **Additional Details:** **Essential Functions** + Provides clinical services within the scope of practice, as defined by the state laws governing the practice of nursing, in accordance with the plan of care, and in coordination with other members of the health care team. + Makes the initial and|or comprehensive nursing evaluation visit, determines primary focus of care, develops the plan of care within State specific guidelines, and submits accurate, complete, and timely documentation, per policy + Regularly evaluates and re-evaluates(as warranted by changes in condition but at least every 60 days) the patient''s nursing needs. + Performs patient comprehensive assessments at designated time points and develops the appropriate POC, in collaboration with physician orders. + Ensures patients meet home health eligibility and medical necessity guidelines as defined by payer source + Initiates, develops, implements and makes necessary revisions to the plan of care in collaboration with the physician and other health care professional's involved in care. + Makes referrals to other disciplines, as indicated by patient's assessed need. + Responds to outcome coordinator|coder and TL requests for clarification to OASIS assessments on the same day that the request for more information is sent + Plots patient encounters for the episode and determines needed RN encounters based on patient's needs and regulations + Instructs and supervises the patient's family|caregiver in the care of the patient and maintenance of a healthy environment for the patient. + Actively participates in weekly case conferences + Maintains a current and accurate patient medication profile + After start of care (SOC) assessment, reports the status of the patient, assessed needs, and plan of care overview to the team leader on same day (or by next business day if after hours) + Observes, records and reports to the physician and|or team leader the patient's signs and symptoms, response to treatment and changes in the patient's condition, as appropriate. Ensures adequate Team Leader (TL) communication when physician follow-up is needed. + Communicates changes in visit assignments, dates of scheduled visits, and schedule changes to scheduler and TL to ensure patient needs are met. + Communicates timely and effectively with agency personnel and ordering physician as required to process orders and OASIS data sets, schedule home visits, and deliver services to patient as ordered by physician and in accordance with applicable laws and regulation + Facilitates hand-off communication to RN and TL who will cover patients in their absence, prior to scheduled days off + Performs regular and supervisory visits according to the plan of care and submits complete visit notes within 24 hours of completion visit + Directly and|or indirectly supervises care provided by the home health aides and licensed practical|vocational nurses, provides instruction as appropriate, and assigns tasks according to State and federal regulations + Participates in on-call rotation + Adheres to and participates in the agency's Episode Management process + Assists in the orientation of new agency personnel as assigned + Completes LHC required learning courses, additional assignments per DON request, as well as any state specific required training per state regulation|practice act requirements + Participates in the performance improvement plan and process to ensure positive patient outcomes **Qualifications:** + Washington - Current RN licensure in Washington. Current Driver''s License and vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle. Current CPR certification required. **Requisition ID** _2017-15048_ **Facility Name** _Northeast Washington Home Health_ **Territory Coverage** _.._ **Category** _NURSING_ **Position Type** _Full-Time or PRN_ **Work Schedule** _Normal (Based on FT, PT, PRN)_
          Juneau Assembly adds ‘the road’ to federal wish list   
The winners for the Juneau Assembly's wish list include: Juneau Access Project; Rainforest Recovery Center and extending the West Douglas pioneer road. The losers include a new Juneau Arts and Cultural Center, refurbishing Centennial Hall and developing the former NOAA marine lab at Auke Bay.
          AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION by Augustus Blackstone   
Originally posted on Maine Republic Email Alert:
The American BAR Association (and its State alter-egos) has, for all intents and purposes, taken over our entire federal, state, and local governments.  The legislative branch follows the advice of their BAR member advisors in the constructing of statutes.  The executive branch does the same in the enforcement…
          Reitoria do IFF anula provas de concurso público polêmico após recomendação do MPF   
O Reitor do Instituto Federal Fluminense, Jefferson Azevedo, anulou o concurso público promovido este ano pela instituição e rescindiu contrato com a empresa Metrópole Comércio Serviços e Soluções Empresariais, organizadora das provas. O concurso foi suspenso em março para apuração de supostas irregularidades.
A anulação, no entanto, abrange os cargos Técnico-Administrativos em Educação Nível de Classificação “E” – Auditor, Pedagogo, Bibliotecário, Estatístico e Jornalista; e cargos efetivos da carreira de Professor do Ensino Básico Técnico e Tecnológico das áreas Automação Industrial, Desenho Técnico, Engenharia Elétrica, Língua Inglesa e Química, do Quadro de Pessoal Ativo Permanente do Instituto Federal Fluminense.
A decisão é fruto de um processo administrativo instaurado pelo IFF para apurar as irregularidades denunciadas por candidatos do concurso. A instituição obedeceu, ainda, a recomendação do Ministério Público Federal. O IFF informou que a rescisão do contrato foi unilateral, promovida pela escola.
A empresa será multada e penalizada. “As provas serão reaplicadas por nova empresa a ser contratada, onde será garantida a exclusividade de participação dos candidatos com inscrição confirmada. Por sua vez, sem prejuízo para a rescisão que ora se noticia, decide também pelo aproveitamento parcial do objeto contratado, validando as provas realizadas para os Cargos de Assistente em Administração, Auxiliar de Enfermagem e Revisor de Texto Braile, cujo cronograma das etapas pendentes será atualizado e divulgado no portal selecoes.iff.edu.br, bem como no Diário Oficial da União”.
O Jornal Terceira Via entrou em contato com a Metrópole e aguarda o posicionamento da empresa sobre o assunto para publicação.
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          STF determina correção no pagamento de royalties para o RJ   
O ministro do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), Marco Aurélio Mello, determinou nesta quinta-feira (29) que as transferências dos valores referentes aos royalties e participações especiais sobre a exploração de petróleo e gás natural devidos ao estado do Rio de Janeiro sejam feitas a partir de amanhã (30), com valores corrigidos pela taxa média referencial do Sistema Especial de Liquidação e de Custódia (Selic).
Com isso, o governo do Rio deverá arrecadar R$ 32 milhões a mais por ano a título da correção monetária dos royalties. Marco Aurélio deferiu liminar solicitada pela Procuradoria Geral do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (PGE-RJ), em 31 de março, solicitando a garantia do direito a receber os valores de royalties e participação especial pela exploração de petróleo e gás natural com a devida correção monetária, entre o recebimento dos valores pela União e a Agência Nacional de Petróleo (ANP).
Na ação, a PGE-RJ solicitou ainda que a União pagasse a correção monetária sobre os repasses dos últimos cinco anos. Essa avaliação, entretanto, será examinada no mérito do julgamento da ação, ainda a ser marcada. Segundo cálculos do governo do Rio, a correção monetária não repassada entre 2012 a 2016, foi de R$ 522 milhões.
Segundo o subprocurador-geral do Estado Fernando Barbalho, a decisão estanca a perda de dezenas de milhões de reais por ano e é o fruto do trabalho da Procuradoria-Geral do Estado na “proteção de direito constitucional e legalmente garantido ao Rio de Janeiro”.
Fonte: Campos 24 horas.



          la tv azteca   

TV Azteca, también conocida como Televisión Azteca, es una empresa de televisión mexicana establecida en 1993 por Grupo Salinas como consecuencia de la privatización de la televisora estatal Instituto Mexicano de la Televisión ("Imevis
El 18 de julio de 1993, después de permanecer más de veinte años bajo la administración del Estado, el Canal 13 de televisión pasa nuevamente al sector privado. Junto con el 13 y su red nacional, son "desincorporados" el Canal 7 con sus repetidoras en la República y el Canal 2 de Chihuahua. Aunque Imevisión también poseía el canal 22 del Distrito Federal, este no entró en el paquete de privatización y fue entregado al Conaculta.
regularizar la situación legal de los canales, pues muchos de ellos, especialmente los de la red 7, tienen el estatuto de permisionados lo cual impide formalmente su venta debido a que la legislación de la materia señala que solamente los canales concesionados pueden cederse en operaciones de compraventa.Crea, entonces, una serie de empresas parestatales —la más grande llamada Televisión Azteca— para que se conviertan en concesionarias de los canales que conforman las redes 13 y 7. Al final pone a la venta dos cadenas nacionales, una con 90 canales (la del 13) y otra con 78 (la del 7).La privatización de los que fueran canales del Estado se lleva a cabo después de un largo y complicado proceso de licitación pública en donde participan cuatro sociedades empresariales y en el cual resulta elegido para efectuar la compra el grupo Radio Televisora del Centro, encabezado por el empresario Ricardo Salinas Pliego propietario de la cadena de venta de artículos electrodomésticos Elektra.
El grupo adquiriente paga alrededor de 650 millones de dólares por un "paquete de medios" que incluye, además de las cadenas de televisión, la cadena de salas cinematográficas Compañía Operadora de Teatros, S.A. y los Estudios América, ambos de propiedad estatal. En adelante, el sistema de canales que alguna vez fue conocido como Imevisión llevará el nombre

          LA HISTORIA DE LA TELEVISION   





Los primeros pasos de la televisión en México, en su etapa experimental, se remontan al año 1934. Un joven de 17 años, estudiante del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, realiza experimentos con un sistema de televisión de circuito cerrado, en un pequeño laboratorio montado en las instalaciones de la estación de radio XEFO .Durante varios años, el ingeniero Guillermo González Camarena trabaja con el equipo que él mismo ha construido, hasta que, en 1939, cuando la televisión en blanco y negro ya funciona en algunos países.El ingeniero Guillermo González Camarena obtiene la patente de su invento tanto en México como en Estados Unidos el 19 de agosto de 1940. Este sistema de televisión en color se empieza a utilizar con fines científicos. En 1951, transmite desde la Escuela Nacional de Medicina, lecciones de anatomía. En la actualidad, el mejor ejemplo de la utilización práctica de la creación del ingeniero mexicano, está en las naves espaciales estadunidenses de la Agencia Nacional para el Estudio del Espacio Exterior (NASA), las cuales están equipadas con el sistema tricromático.La primera transmisión en blanco y negro en México, se lleva a cabo el 19 de agosto de 1946, desde el cuarto de baño de la casa número 74 de las calles de Havre en la capital del país, lugar de residencia del ingeniero Guillermo González Camarena. Fue tal el éxito, que el 7 de septiembre de ese año, a las 20:30 horas, se inaugura oficialmente la primera estación experimental de televisión en Latinoamérica; la XEIGC. Esta emisora transmite los sábados, durante dos años, un programa artístico y de entrevistas. En septiembre de 1948, inician transmisiones diarias desde el Palacio de Minería de la "Primera Exposición Objetiva Presidencial". Miles de personas son testigos gracias a los aparatos receptores instalados en varios centros comerciales. Por todos estos hechos, se le conoce al ingeniero González Camarena como el "Padre de la televisión mexicana".El primer canal comercial de televisión en México y América Latina se inaugura el 31 de agosto de 1950, un día después, el 1 de septiembre, se transmite el primer programa, con la lectura del IV Informe de Gobierno del Presidente de México, Lic. Miguel Alemán Valdés, a través de la señal de la XHDF-TV Canal 4 de la familia O'Farrill.En ese año, la XETV-Canal 6 de Tijuana, Baja California y la XEQ-TV Canal 9 (actualmente con las siglas XHTM Canal 10), en Altzomoni, Estado de México, también inician sus transmisiones.La XEW-TV Canal 2, propiedad de la familia Azcárraga, es inaugurada en 1951, la cual transmite desde el Parque Delta (actualmente del Seguro Social) en el Distrito Federal. Ese año, la XHGC Canal 5 del ingeniero Guillermo González Camarena, queda integrada al dial televisivo. Para 1955, se fusionan esos tres canales, dando paso a la empresa Telesistema Mexicano.Posteriormente, inician transmisiones XEIPN Canal 11 (1959), del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, XHTIM Canal 8 (1968) del Grupo Monterrey, (hoy XEQ-TV Canal 9 integrado al consorcio Televisa) y XHDF-TV, Canal 13 (1968).En 1968 nuestro país incursiona en la era de las comunicaciones vía satélite, al transmitir a todo el mundo, los diversos eventos de la XIX Olimpiada México 68. En 1985, se colocan en órbita los primeros dos satélites nacionales de comunicaciones, Morelos I y II. En 1992 y 1993, se colocan otros dos satélites, Solidaridad I y II, con ellos, se utilizan las tecnologías más avanzadas en transmisiones radiofónicas y televisivas, principalmente, con capacidad para ofrecer servicios de telecomunicaciones a todo el territorio nacional y a 23 país del continente americano.
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          ACA Watch 2017: The Road Ahead for Healthcare Reform   

Over the past week, we’ve seen things really heat up on the healthcare front. Passage of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), by the House marks the first leg of the journey for major reform. Budget reconciliation bills are only able to introduce, or make changes to, those provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that affect the federal budget, e.g. revenue, expenses, and the debt limit. Further, Congress may only use one budget reconciliation action per fiscal year.

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          (USA-MI-Grand Rapids) Home Health RN Manager of Clinical Practice 10K S   
Tracking Code35115 Job DescriptionI believe that better care begins at home. Compassionate care, uncompromising service and clinical excellence - that-s what our patients have come to expect from our clinicians. Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., is the nation-s leading provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical home care services. Kindred at Home, and its affiliates, including Gentiva, delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients and clients in their homes or places of residence, including non-medical personal assistance, skilled nursing and rehabilitation and hospice and palliative care. Our caregivers focus on each unique patient to deliver the appropriate care and emotional support to