Ressence Type 5X waterproof watch replicates the design of a car’s dashboard » Gadget Flow

first_imgThe Ressence Type 5X waterproof watch features a unique design with markings on the bezel that are related to a car’s dashboard. In particular, the bezel is divided into two distinct parts. The first replicates the warmup of an engine and the second dedicates itself to the Turbos cooling. The dial and sub-dials draw inspiration from cars, with the Lancia Delta Futurista car being the motivation behind the graphics. Furthermore, this waterproof watch is legible from low angles thanks to the oil. It continues working in water up to 100m and the rubber accessory makes it practical and comfortable for wearing while driving. Finally, the olive green shade on the dial softens and darkens due to the presence of oil in the dial. This creates a unique effect and improves visibility, too. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Wolf Administration Cabinet Officials Tell Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation the Proposed American Health Care Act Will Have Dire Consequences for 1.1M Pennsylvanians

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration Cabinet Officials Tell Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation the Proposed American Health Care Act Will Have Dire Consequences for 1.1M Pennsylvanians Healthcare,  Human Services,  Medicaid Expansion,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health Washington, D.C. – Today, Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas and Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller delivered a strong message on behalf of Governor Wolf to members of Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation about the negative impact of the House Republicans’ American Health Care Act (AHCA) on more than one million Pennsylvanians whose health care coverage will be significantly affected by the proposed legislation.“Without a significant federal investment, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians will lose health care coverage. The state would have to find $2.2 billion to cover the costs of just those in the Medicaid expansion category, a cost we simply cannot absorb without devastating cuts to other critical program,” said Governor Wolf. “The majority of the people who will be affected are working people who do not have access to affordable coverage through their employer.”Secretary Dallas and Commissioner Miller met with several members of Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., today, to deliver the message in person of how devastating the effects of the AHCA would be on so many Pennsylvanians.“We will be forced to make decisions about whom we can afford to cover, what services we will be able to continue to cover and what rates we will be able to pay providers,” said Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas. “With one in four Pennsylvanians over the age of 60 in the next few years, we will find it difficult to provide the same level of care to seniors and vulnerable persons – like those with disabilities.”Further, this plan defunds Planned Parenthood, a valuable family planning provider in the commonwealth. When Texas eliminated Planned Parenthood from its family planning program, researchers found a 27 percent increase in births to women previously on an injectable contraception, and pregnancy-related deaths doubled.“Not funding Planned Parenthood will have a dramatic impact on Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program,” said Wolf. “Unintended pregnancies will increase and reproductive health services will need to be covered. These have real costs attached to them that the state will have to bear.”Another component of the plan includes the health insurance exchange. The nearly $1 billion in tax credits Pennsylvanians used to help pay for health insurance from the federal exchange would be lost and replaced with tax credits that are based on age instead of the current subsidies that are based on need.Generally, people who are older, lower-income, or live in high-premium areas like rural Pennsylvania receive larger tax credits under the ACA than they would under the American Health Care Act replacement. Under the proposed AHCA, people who are older will receive the largest tax credits, but the proposal also allows older Pennsylvanians to be charged up to five times more than younger individuals. The $4,000 provided through tax credits will likely not be enough to offset this proposed age tax.“At the crux of all of this is the fact that older Pennsylvanians, people with disabilities, and low-income people will be most negatively impacted,” said Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller. “For example, a 60-year-old in York County making $30,000 annually would see a $10,280 reduction in the tax credits they receive in 2020 with the new American Health Care Act. That amount of money could mean the difference between getting health care coverage or paying rent.”The AHCA would create plans with slimmer benefits and larger out of pocket costs like deductibles, copays, and coinsurance. This would shift the majority of costs to consumers when they try to access care, which would disproportionately impact people who have significant health needs and low- and middle-income individuals who would not be able to afford significant health bills – something fewer Pennsylvanians struggle with due to the ACA.As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more than 1,100,000 Pennsylvanians have gained coverage – over 715,000 through Medicaid expansion and about 410,000 through the Marketplace. The commonwealth’s uninsured rate also fell from 10.2 percent to 6.4 percent (4.1 percent for Pennsylvania children) in four years, the lowest it’s ever been.The ACA gave states the option to expand Medicaid eligibility to individuals 19 to 64 years of age up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, and in 2015, Governor Wolf expanded Medicaid eligibility for these individuals in the commonwealth. The newly proposed plan modifies Medicaid expansion eligibility and the enhanced federal match associated with the coverage of individuals under the expanded eligibility level.Prior to expansion, Pennsylvania provided coverage to 140,000 people through the General Assistance medical assistance program. While that program was suspended in favor of more comprehensive coverage offered by Medicaid, it is still a statutory requirement that the state provide this coverage. Without federal dollars to cover the expansion population, the commonwealth would still be legally required to provide coverage at a cost of approximately $645M in state funds.The new legislation proposes a per capita cap rate for each of the following five eligibility groups effective federal fiscal year 2020:ElderlyBlind or disabled individualsChildrenLow-income adultsExpansion adultsUnlike current funding, which provides federal matching funds for Medicaid expenditures made on behalf of all of the state’s federally approved Medicaid eligibility groups, this proposal would limit federal funding to the capped amount calculated and would provide no additional federal funding for health care costs that exceed the calculated cap.Pennsylvania continues to evaluate what additional amounts will be included in the per capita calculation. For instance, supplemental payments made to providers, such as hospitals, nursing facilities, and safety net providers may or may not be included within the calculation. These funds provide additional support for Pennsylvania providers.In Pennsylvania, Medicaid and CHIP combined provide coverage to over 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, almost half of them children. Medicaid plays a key role in the U.S. health care system, accounting for one in six dollars spent overall in the health care system; more than one in three dollars provided to safety-net hospitals and health centers; and one in two dollars spent on long-term care.In addition to those benefits, the expansion has had significant additional positive impacts on Pennsylvania, including:124,000 individuals with a substance abuse disorder were able to gain access to drug and alcohol services.General acute care hospitals saw a $92M decrease in uncompensated care in year one. This was the first time the amount of uncompensated care decreased since 2001.4,422 more physicians, 601 more dentists, and 444 more certified registered nurse practitioners enrolled in the Medical Assistance program.$1.8B in payments to health care providers and the addition of 15,500 jobs in Pennsylvania in year one.“The public supports the ACA,” said Wolf. “In fact, in recent polling it’s experiencing its highest ratings of favorability. The ACA is providing lifesaving access to health care to more than a million Pennsylvanians. It needs to be repaired – not replaced.”For more information, visit March 17, 2017last_img read more

Boeheim finds go-to group in win against Providence with young trio not yet ready

first_img Related Stories INSIDE OUT: Fair, Christmas make up for Syracuse’s poor shooting with dominant low-post play in win over ProvidenceCarter-Williams posts another stellar performance, steadily leads offense in win over ProvidenceDespite getting good looks, Syracuse’s shooters go cold from outsideSyracuse defense makes 2nd-half adjustments to shut down hot shooting Cotton Published on January 11, 2013 at 11:39 am Contact Michael: | @Michael_Cohen13 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img It took three tries, but Syracuse was finally tested in the closing moments of a Big East game. As Josh Fortune banked in a miraculous 3-pointer from the right wing with 40 seconds remaining, the Orange lead dwindled down to just four points.On the floor were its leaders, those battle-tested enough to make head coach Jim Boeheim feel comfortable. And it’s no coincidence that the group of Brandon Triche, C.J. Fair, James Southerland and Rakeem Christmas is the team’s most experienced. Toss in Michael Carter-Williams because of his supreme talent, and it appears Boeheim has found his crunch-time lineup.“It’s like do you want to win, or do you want to play those (younger) guys?” Boeheim said. “I always choose winning over the other. We wouldn’t have won if we had played those young guys tonight. We needed the other guys in there the whole time.”In its first down-to-the-wire conference test of the season on Wednesday, Syracuse rode its veterans to a 72-66 win in a hostile environment at Providence. It was a win that perhaps foreshadowed the annual shrinking of Boeheim’s rotation, and as Big East play continues, with Villanova up next on Saturday at noon, fans should expect to see less and less of SU’s trio of youngsters as their development continues in practice.The group of DaJuan Coleman, Jerami Grant and Trevor Cooney played a combined seven minutes against the Friars earlier this week, scoring a total of zero points and grabbing zero rebounds. And junior Baye Moussa Keita picked up three fouls in his two minutes of play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe brunt of the task was saddled on the aforementioned five-man lineup, with each player logging an astounding 38 minutes or more. Only Christmas, who finished with a career-high 15 points and eight rebounds, came close to fouling out — he had four. The group played intelligent basketball showing resiliency on the road.“But I think the thing I like about my team is (Providence) made that shot, everybody got up, it was a one-point game and we came right down, attacked it and scored,” said Boeheim. “That’s pretty good.”Boehim was referring to a sequence in the second half where Carter-Williams hit a crucial 3-pointer as the shot clock wound down, only to have it answered immediately by Providence point guard Vincent Council on the other end. It cut the Syracuse lead to one with under 6 minutes remaining and ignited the crowd at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.But back came the Orange, going right to its most capable scorer on the night in Fair. He rebounded his own miss and put it back in to extend the lead right back to three points.And when the game was on the line in the final moments, the Syracuse veterans hit their free throws. SU finished the game a remarkable 17-for-18 from the free-throw line, and Fair made all six of his attempts in the last two minutes.“It was a tough contest today, but we stuck with it,” Fair said. “For us to beat good teams and win big games like this we need to knock down free throws. And we did that, so I think that made us not be able to be beat.”The Syracuse freshmen, by comparison, just weren’t ready for the moment in a game like this, evidenced by Boeheim’s frustration with Cooney. During his only action of the game in the first half, Cooney left Providence sharpshooter Bryce Cotton open — twice — for 3-pointers.The negligence irked Boeheim, especially after Cotton was the one player he and his staff identified during the week as dangerous from the outside. He can live with Cooney missing 3-pointers, and on Wednesday he went 0-for-2, but blowing a defensive assignment finds you a spot on the bench.“The reason Trevor came out, I don’t care if he misses shots, but he left Cotton open twice,” Boeheim said. “He needs to know that he can’t do that.”And though he wants to get his younger players more time on the court — he has called their development, especially that of Coleman, pivotal to an NCAA Tournament run — they just aren’t ready yet. So until then, the veterans bear the burden.“The (young guys) either understand it or call home and complain,” Boeheim said. “That’s what kids do. They all want to play. If they didn’t want to play and they weren’t unhappy about not playing, I wouldn’t want them on my team.’’ Commentslast_img read more