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Just 17% of Americans approve of Republican Senate health care bill

first_imgFederal Government | Health | Nation & World | NPR NewsJust 17% of Americans approve of Republican Senate health care billJune 28, 2017 by Jessica Taylor, NPR Share:Updated at 1:35 p.m. ETAmericans broadly disapprove of the Senate GOP’s health care bill, and they’re unhappy with how Republicans are handling the efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.Just 17 percent of those surveyed say they approve of the Senate’s health care plan, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Fifty-five percent say they disapprove, while about a quarter said they hadn’t heard enough about the proposal to have an opinion on it.With mounting defections within the GOP caucus over the bill, leaders decided to delay a vote on the legislation until after Congress returns from next week’s July Fourth recess.A Congressional Budget Office analysis released Monday found that if the bill were enacted, 22 million fewer people would have health insurance over the next decade due, in part, to the bill’s rollback of Medicaid expansion.“With numbers like these, it’s not surprising the Republican leadership in Congress is having a difficult time building consensus,” said Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion.While Democratic opposition to the bill, as expected, is high, GOP support for the Senate GOP’s plan is very soft. Twenty-one percent of Republicans oppose the bill and just 35 percent support it. Sixty-eight percent of independents also oppose the proposed legislation.In fact, while many Americans want changes to the ACA, also known as Obamacare, they want it to be more far-reaching. A 46 percent plurality say they want to see the ACA do more, while just 7 percent want it to do less. Keeping the ACA and having it do less is essentially what GOP congressional plans are doing.Only 17 percent want the 2010 bill left intact and unchanged, while a quarter of Americans want it repealed completely — including just over half of Republicans.If Congress doesn’t go through with a repeal of the ACA, 37 percent of Americans said they would blame Republicans in Congress, while 23 percent would blame Democrats, and 15 percent would blame President Trump.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.The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll surveyed 1,205 adults from June 21-25, 2017, contacted by live interviewers using a mix of landline and mobile numbers. There is a ± 2.8 percentage points margin of error. A sub-sample of 995 registered voters were also surveyed, with a ± 3.1 percentage points margin of error. Questions relating to how congressional Republicans are handling the issue of health care, the plan proposed by Senate Republicans, and whom should be blamed if Congress does not repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act were fielded from June 22-25, 2017 with 939 adults and 769 registered voters. The margin of error is +/- 3.2 percentage points and +/- 3.5 percentage points, respectively. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.Share this story:last_img read more

Lloyds Banking Group may sell Avant Homes for £170m

first_img Share Lloyds Banking Group may sell Avant Homes for £170m Show Comments ▼ Caitlin Morrison whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Building firm Avant Homes is considering an offer from a consortium of investment companies made up of Alchemy Partners, Angelo Gordon and Avenue Capital, a source close to the discussions has confirmed.All three of the bidding companies are focused on making distressed investments.Avant is being sold by Lloyds Banking Group, with KPMG advising on the deal. The three companies are reported to have offered up to £170m for the housebuilder. The source said Avant was “happy to be considering the offer”.Lloyds took on Avant when it acquired HBOS in 2009. The company was previously known as Gladedale, but changed its name in the last year as part of a rebranding process ahead of a sale.Avant, which operates mainly in the north of England and Scotland, turned over £660m in 2007 but was hit hard by the financial crisis and fell to a £171m loss in 2009.In November 2013 investment bankers at Rothschild were hired to conduct an auction of the firm, and at the time Lloyds was expected to make £100m from the deal, with a target price of £200m. Private equity firms such as Blackstone, Starwood Capital and Patron were all previously named as potential buyers for the firm.Avant is the last housebuilding asset Lloyds has on its books, however it is not under pressure to sell up and may keep the firm on if these talks fail.Both Avant and Lloyds declined to comment. Monday 3 November 2014 12:08 am Tags: Company Lloyds Banking Grouplast_img read more

News / Logistics sector fears Customs chaos post-Brexit – ‘Cargo won’t move’

first_img© Charlieaja By Alex Lennane 22/06/2018 A two-year transition period is “not nearly long enough” for the logistics industry to tackle the myriad challenges brought about by Brexit, delegates at the FTA’s Keep Britain Trading event heard this week.And a March 2019 ‘hard Brexit’ would be “catastrophic”.Airbus yesterday added to the clamour, stating that a UK withdrawal from the EU with no deal would “directly threaten Airbus’s future in the UK” – a two-year transition would not be long enough to allow it to adapt its supply chain and would prevent its expansion in the UK.Despite the logistics sector being one of the most adaptable, without firm details of a deal, there is little it can do, said Leigh Pomlett, president of the FTA and executive director of CEVA.“Our industry is really good; resilient, professional. We can take just about anything thrown at us – if we know what it is.“The time for being pleasant and polite passed months ago. Our patience is wearing very thin. We’ve been put in a very difficult position and I don’t feel we have been sufficiently listened to.”There are a number of challenges companies are unable to prepare for in the absence of an agreement between the UK and the EU.Currently, the UK makes about 50m Customs declarations – this could go up to about 300m.“Who is going to do that?”, asked Mr Pomlett. “We are looking to double the workforce but is that going to be enough?”One of the problems outlined by consultant Clive Broadley was the lack of Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs) in the UK, a certification which can enable companies to trade with more ‘simplifications’ or enable mutual recognition with other countries.However, the UK currently only has about 650 AEOs (compared with 6,000 in Germany). The AEO process can take some 210 days – plus preparation time of five to six months, warned Mr Broadley, adding: “Over 50% of applications are rejected.“Is AEO a panacea to Brexit? It’s to be recommended as it makes you compliant,” he said. “And it will assist in getting HMRC simplifications and facilitations. But it could take eight months or more.”He added that companies were unable to get certified if they are in a period of transition or restructuring.But along with companies not being ready, Mr Broadley pointed out that Customs resources were also lacking. With the recent closure of a number of Customs offices, “we are losing a huge amount of experience when it’s really needed,” he said.“How are we going to do this if there is a hard Brexit in March?”“It’s an uphill struggle. Companies won’t have Customs guarantees in place; they need to be AEOs. We can’t relax standards in the transition process as we will continue to be under EU rules.“These are major issues that I do not believe are in the consultation process.”He added that electronic data exchange could be a solution – but it “certainly won’t be ready in March – even two years is not enough time to adjust”.Mr Broadley also warned that a Customs Partnership that mirrored EU Customs would be very difficult to deliver.“How are you going to work out what’s going to the EU, and what is domestic? You have to track it, then there has to be a duty recovery system – it’s a massive, massive challenge. And what about the other side of the Channel?“I don’t want to be depressing, but you’ve got to be realistic. What’s missing is realism.”John James, chairman of Star Cargo, said his company was at the “sharp end of customs clearance in the UK”.He said: ‘There is a considerable shortfall of Customs staff. It’s obvious that Customs clearance will be woefully inadequate. Cargo won’t move.”He pointed out that Customs entries could not be automated; the 84 fields to fill in on the system take an entry clerk 10-15 minutes. And one entry clerk can take up to 20 months to train.“We believe it will be impossible to get exports cleared due to the lack of agents,” said Mr James. “And the government has to provide an extensive and comprehensive guarantee system – but it doesn’t seem to be willing to listen.”He suggested that customs offices be strategically located throughout the country, rather than at the borders, so documents were already cleared by the time the shipments get to ports.But he added: “We need considerable political will here and in the EU to make this work. We also need to get it in place now, or it will be a catastrophe under present government proposals.”last_img read more

Venture issuers get relief

first_imgJames Langton CSA won’t implement proposed rule for venture issuers Several provincial securities regulators have granted relief to allow junior issuers to be listed on both the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) and the new Santiago Venture Market. Regulators in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick announced Thursday that they have granted blanket relief from the restriction on foreign listings by venture issuers in order to facilitate this dual listing. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media CSA moves to ease venture issuer disclosure Related newscenter_img Keywords Venture stocksCompanies TSX Venture Exchange CSA streamlines disclosure for venture issuers Chile’s new venture exchange, which is intended to be a junior market similar to the TSXV, will allow dual listings on both markets. As a result of the blanket order, which took effect on March 31, companies that qualify as venture issuers, and have securities listed on the Santiago Venture Market, can continue to follow the disclosure requirements that are tailored for venture issuers in Canada. The regulators note that other Canadian jurisdictions may consider providing similar blanket relief. Although, Ontario doesn’t have the authority to issue blanket relief. Instead, TSXV issuers that are reporting issuers in Ontario will have to apply to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) for exemptive relief in order to inter-list on the Santiago Venture Exchange. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Insolvency reforms to support small businesses start today

first_imgInsolvency reforms to support small businesses start today The Morrison Government continues to implement its economic recovery plan with the commencement of the most important changes to Australia’s insolvency framework in 30 years.From today, eligible businesses experiencing financial distress can access a new, simplified debt restructuring process that allows them to restructure their existing debts while remaining in control of their business.The reforms reposition our insolvency system to help more incorporated small businesses, with liabilities of less than $1 million, restructure and survive the economic impact of the COVID-19 recession.As the economy continues to recover, it will be critical that distressed businesses have the necessary flexibility to either restructure or to wind down their operations in an orderly manner.The reforms are designed to help keep businesses in business and more Australians in jobs.Importantly, should an eligible business not be able to immediately secure a small business restructuring practitioner to commence this new process, the business can declare its intention to access the process through a notice on ASIC’s published notices website.From the date a declaration is published, temporary relief from insolvent trading liability and responding to statutory demands from creditors applies to the business for up to 3 months. The ability to declare such an intention will be available until 31 March 2021.For those businesses that are unfortunately unable to survive the economic impacts of COVID-19 recession, a new simplified liquidation pathway will be available to allow faster and lower-cost liquidation, increasing returns for creditors and employees.Complementary measures have also been enacted to ensure the insolvency sector can respond effectively both in the short and long term to increased demand and to the needs of small business.Together, these measures will reduce costs for small businesses, reduce the time they spend in insolvency process, promote greater economic dynamism, and ultimately help more small businesses through the recovery phase of the COVID-19 recession. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:ASIC, AusPol, Australia, Australian Treasury, business, coronavirus, covid-19, Economy, Government, Impact, jobs, Morrison, Morrison Government, recession, Small Business, websitelast_img read more

Resources technology roadmap builds on Australia’s competitive advantages

first_imgResources technology roadmap builds on Australia’s competitive advantages APPEA welcomes today’s launch of the Resources Technology & Critical Minerals Processing National Manufacturing roadmap, which is a key priority under the Federal Government’s $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy.APPEA’s Chief Executive, Andrew McConville, a member of the industry-led taskforce that guided the development of the Resources Technology & Critical Minerals Processing roadmap, commended the Government’s consultation with industry and action to build Australia’s advanced manufacturing capability in resources technology.“The Resources Technology & Critical Minerals Processing National Manufacturing roadmap recognises and builds on Australia’s world-class expertise and competitive advantage in the resources and energy sectors.”“Australia has world-class resources, such as oil and gas and critical minerals which drive the modern global economy. As a global energy leader, Australia is at the forefront of technology innovation in exploration, development, production, processing and environmental management of our resources,” said Mr McConville.Mr McConville said there is also a tremendous opportunity to leverage our world-class resources technology expertise to be a world leader and exporter of emissions reduction technologies.“Australia’s oil and gas industry is already advancing and commercialising technologies such as carbon capture and storage and hydrogen that can accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions both in Australia and overseas. This week’s announcement of the new Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Development Fund is further recognition of the pivotal role resources technology and natural gas have in helping achieve a cleaner energy future.”Mr McConville said the funding available under the Modern Manufacturing Initiative will help Australian manufacturers attract investment to undertake value-adding and commercialise their technology innovations.“Based on the capability and competitiveness of our resources and energy sectors, resources technology is a manufacturing area that has untapped potential – particularly in emissions reduction technologies – and in which Australia is well‑positioned to become a global leader.”Read the /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:advanced manufacturing, APPEA, Australia, Australian, carbon capture, environmental management, exploration, Federal, federal government, Government, greenhouse gas emissions, Investment, manufacturing, natural gas, oil, production, technologylast_img read more

Feb. 26 CU Wizards Show Looks At Physics Of “Speed”

first_img Published: Feb. 13, 2000 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The next CU Wizards program will help students catch up on the physics of “Speed,” on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 9:30 a.m. in the Duane Physics building, room G1B30, on the CU-Boulder campus. Eric Cornell, CU-Boulder physics professor and Fellow of the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, will measure “lots of different kinds of speeds” at the free, hour-long presentation, intended primarily for students in grades 5 through 9. The show will include demonstrations that involve audience participation to explain the speed of light, sound and physical objects. Participants will have the chance to see some of the world’s slowest animals, to measure the speed of a thrown baseball and to measure the speed of sound through a 500-foot-long plastic tube. Cornell called the CU Wizards audience a “discriminating audience.” “I give lots of lectures to college professors, college students and scientists, but these are usually the toughest audiences,” Cornell said. CU Wizards is an annual program that provides an informal introduction to astronomy, chemistry and physics. The series includes presentations byCU-Boulder faculty in various areas of expertise, ranging from biology to astrophysics. Free parking is available in lot 436, east of the Engineering Center; lot 378, east of the Stadium Building; and lots 169 and 396, north of the stadium. Closer parking also is available in the Euclid Avenue Autopark, just east of the University Memorial Center, for a nominal fee. Anyone with a disability or special need should notify the physics office at (303) 492-6952 a few days in advance of the show. The best wheelchair access to the Duane Physics building is through the east entrance. The next show in the CU Wizards series is “Liquid Crystals” with Dave Walba, chemistry professor, and Noel Clark and Joe Maclennan, physics professors. “Cystals” will be on Saturday, March 25, at 9:30 a.m. in the Duane Physics building, room G1B30. For more information about the CU Wizards series call (303) 492-4318.last_img read more

CU Wizards To Explore Physics Of Sports June 19

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail A basketball cannon and a skateboarding physicist are two of the highlights of the CU Wizards show “The Physics of Sports” to be presented on Saturday, June 19, on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus. Physics professors Deborah Jin and John Bohn will present their show at 9:30 a.m. in Duane Physics room G1B30. It is free and open to the public. CU Wizards is an annual series during the school year that introduces topics in astronomy, chemistry and physics and is intended primarily for students in grades five through nine. The June 19 show is the final one of the season. During the show audience members will find out what they can learn about physics from sports like baseball, gymnastics, diving and ice skating. They also will learn how they can use physics to improve their performance in various sports. Jin was the winner of a 2003 MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as the “genius grant.” In January 2004, Jin and her research group created a new form of matter called a “fermionic condensate.” Physicists hope that further research with such condensates will help unlock the mysteries of high-temperature superconductivity, a phenomenon with the potential to improve energy efficiency dramatically across a broad range of applications. For more information about CU Wizards call (303) 492-6952 or visit http://www.colorado.edu/physics/Web/wizards/cuwizards.html. Published: June 9, 2004 last_img read more

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas to speak at CU Dec. 11

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Nov. 30, 2012 Jose Antonio Vargas- a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, founder of Define American, and an undocumented immigrant- will speak in the University Memorial Center Glenn Miller Ballroom on Tuesday, Dec. 11.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are free for students and community members.  Vargas is on campus as a guest of the student-run Cultural Events Board. As a journalist for over a decade writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country, Vargas’ personal journey contends with some of the most fascinating stories he’s covered, living a double life since he was 16 years old.Vargas was born in the Philippines, and moved to America with his mother who desired to give him a better life. At age 16 Vargas discovered his green card was a fake while applying for his driver’s license, and realized he needed to continue hiding his true identity to avoid deportation and to be able to pursue his American dream – a career in journalism.And succeed he did. Vargas’ accomplishments include a widely circulated profile of Mark Zuckerberg for The New Yorker, and the title of a senior contributing editor at the Huffington Post. He has covered the tech and video game culture, HIV/AIDS, and the 2008 presidential campaign for the Washington Post. He was also part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for covering the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech which inspired a feature-length documentary — The Other City — that Vargas co-produced and wrote. He has written for daily newspapers such as the Philadelphia Daily News and the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as national magazines including The Rolling Stone and New York. He has appeared on CNN, ABC News and PBS NewsHour.Despite all of Vargas’ achievements, the dark shadow of his true identity has continued to haunt him. In the summer of 2011, eighteen years after arriving in America, Vargas exposed his story in his groundbreaking essay, “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,” for the New York Times Magazine, stunning the media and political circles and attracting world-wide coverage. Today Vargas runs Define American, a non-profit organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration.For more information contact the Cultural Events Board Speakers Coordinator at [email protected] For further information about the Cultural Events Board visit http://www.coloado.edu/ceb.last_img read more

NITI Aayog Member Dr VK Paul to inaugurate MTaI MedTekon 2018

first_imgNITI Aayog Member Dr VK Paul to inaugurate MTaI MedTekon 2018 Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 This is the first seminar where representatives spanning the entire medical technology sector will be present to talk about Ayushman BharatNITI Aayog Member Dr Vinod K Paul will inaugurate MTaI MedTekon 2018 in New Delhi on 20th September as industry leaders come together to envision the role of MedTech industry in the implementation of Ayushman Bharat, formally known as Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY).Dr Paul is Head of Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, since 1985. Prof Paul has been closely associated with India’s reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health programmes in various roles for over three decades. He is a member of NITI Aayog since August 2017.The seminar will also have the presence of Indu Bhushan, Chief Executive Officer of Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission and National Health Agency (NHA), along with representatives of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Indian Alliance of Patients’ Group, Insurance companies, PE Funds, private hospitals and diagnostic industry.Foreign delegates will share the global experience of implementing similar healthcare programmes in their countries. The former undersecretary, Department of Health, Govt of Philippines, Dr Teodoro J Herbosa, who played a key role in rolling out Philippines Public Healthcare Programme has also confirmed his presence to share his country’s experience with the policymakers of India.This is the first seminar where representatives spanning the entire medical technology sector will be present to talk about Ayushman Bharat, which indicates the importance the MedTech industry attaches to this pathbreaking programme. Industry Captains from different MedTech associations will huddle together to plan how they can unitedly contribute to the successful implementation of Ayushman Bharat.The government is launching Ayushman Bharat on 25th September to finance secondary and tertiary healthcare in the country. The scheme will provide health insurance worth INR 5 lakh per household and will cover 50 crore people or nearly 40 per cent of India’s population.“Ayushman Bharat is the largest public healthcare scheme in the world. Given the scale of implementation, it is extremely important that all stakeholders should be in sync with the programme objective and implementation roadmap. At the same time, it is necessary that concerns of all stakeholders are addressed,” MedTekon Chairman Badhri Iyengar said. Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Read Article News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care appcenter_img By EH News Bureau on September 18, 2018 Share Related Posts WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine storylast_img read more