October 16

Wolf Administration Announces Funding to Recruit and Retain Physicians in Underserved Areas of Pennsylvania

first_img Healthcare,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Health has released a request for applications for the PA Primary Care Loan Repayment Program. This program provides funding to recruit and retain primary care providers working in areas where there are shortages of healthcare practitioners.“The loan repayment is critical to recruit and retain providers in areas with the greatest need for health care services in our state,” Gov. Wolf said. “I’m pleased to be able to make funding available for those professionals committed to serving where they are needed most.”“Regularly seeing a health care provider is one of the most important steps a person can take to improve their health,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “This funding helps us ensure that those living in underserved areas have access to primary medical, dental and behavioral health care services. We want to make sure that all Pennsylvanians have the ability to regularly be treated at a location that is convenient to them.”The department currently has a total of $625,000 in state and federal funding available for these new awards, and hope that as more funding becomes available, further assistance can be provided.The state’s loan repayment program provides educational loan repayment to practitioners who provide primary medical, dental or behavioral health care in areas designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), or providers who serve a minimum of 30 percent low-income patients.HPSAs are federally designated areas where shortages in health professionals exist. For example, an area with a shortage of providers serving a specific population group, such as low-income, is identified as a HPSA.Eligible primary care practitioners include physicians (primary care and psychiatrists), general dentists, physician assistants, certified registered nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, dental hygienists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists.Loan repayment is provided for approved practitioners in exchange for two years of service at an approved primary care practice site.For more information about the loan repayment program, visit the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.Ver esta página en español. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration Announces Funding to Recruit and Retain Physicians in Underserved Areas of Pennsylvaniacenter_img August 20, 2020last_img read more

October 6

More lots springing up quickly

first_imgLendlease regional development manager for Elliot Springs Simon Walker and Martin Locke Homes Sales manager Sam Jackson pictured at Elliot Springs. Picture: Shae Beplate.MORE land has been released at Elliot Springs as buyer demand at the $4.7 billion satellite city increases.Lendlease will release the next stage of land today which will cater to buyers wanting mountain views and flat elevation.The new land release comes as 10 builders have signed on be part of the Elliot Springs display village with construction starting in March before opening in October.Lendlease regional development manager for Elliot Springs, Simon Walker, said interest had been strong since the first stage of land was released in May.“We’re seeing strong interest from couples and families who are taking advantage of the great price points and ability to have the home of their dreams on a larger lot,” he said.“What the city is looking for right now are projects that provide a pipeline of activity, and Elliot Springs certainly delivers with parks, shopping centres and schools set to come online over the next 40 years. “It’s something the community, particularly the building community, can get behind and we’re encouraged by the early support we’ve received.”Prices for the new lots will start at $150,000 for 525sq m while lots over 700sq m will be priced from $165,000.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020There are also two lots at over 1613sq m.Buyers are expected to start moving into Elliott Springs from mid next year.Townsville builder Martin Locke Homes has signed on for the spec home program and director Martin Locke said Lendlease’s existing developments at Willow Gardens and Riverside Gardens had won him over.“Lendlease has already demonstrated its commitment to and belief in Townsville, and we’re excited to be working alongside a business that shows this kind of commitment on a project like Elliot Springs,” he said.“It represents such a significant opportunity for the city. Elliot Springs is a great fit for us with a picturesque location, planned parks, schools and amenities, which is why it makes sense for us to launch our first ever spec home program here.”Elliott Springs is 15km south of Townsville and once complete in 2056 will have more than 10,000 homes and 26,000 residents.The estate has 360-degree mountain views with 30 per cent of the site being dedicated open space including a conservation area.For more information visit elliotsprings.com.au.last_img read more

September 29

Wednesday people roundup

first_imgERAFP – Dominique Lamiot has been re-appointed chairman of the board of directors of the supplementary pension scheme for the French civil service. Lamiot has been chair of the board since 2013. The position is filled by presidential decree. His re-appointment follows the renewal of the entire board, by ministerial decree, effective 20 November.Swedish Shareholders’ Association – Carl Rosén is to step down as chief executive of the Swedish Shareholders’ Association to join the Swedish Ministry of Industry, where he will head up the division charged with overseeing the nearly 50 state-owned companies. Rosén is a former head of corporate governance at AP2 and left the buffer fund in 2009 to become managing director of the International Corporate Governance Network.AXA Investment Managers-Real Assets – Sébastien Herzog has been appointed global CFO, COO and corporate secretary. Herzog has been global head of internal audit at AXA IM since 2012, having originally joined AXA IM-Real Assets (then AXA Real Estate) in 1998 as corporate finance manager. NIBC, APG, Cambridge Associates, Cardano Risk Management, Pzena Investment Management, Russell Investments, Nordea, ERAFP, Swedish Shareholders’ Association, AXA Investment Managers-Real AssetsNIBC – Dick Sluimers has been appointed as member of the supervisory board (RvC) of Dutch corporate bank NIBC as of 1 January 2016. On NIBC’s RvC, Sluimers is to chair the audit committee. Currently, he is chief executive at APG, asset manager and pensions provider for the large civil service scheme ABP. He is to leave APG at the end of this year. He joined ABP in 2003 as CFO and became chief executive of APG in 2008, when the asset manager was privatised. Sluimers is a member of the RvC of Akzo Nobel and chairman of the RvC of credit insurer Atradius. He is also a trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation and a member of the RvC of Netspar, the Dutch network for pension researchers and professionals. Angelien Kemna, the company’s CFRO, will act as interim chief executive until APG appoints a successor.Cambridge Associates – Benoit Jacquemont has been appointed as senior investment director. He joins from Cardano Risk Management, where he was a senior portfolio manager responsible for the implementation of liability-driven investment strategies and tactical fixed income overlays for fiduciary mandates. At Cambridge, he will advise UK and European corporate and public pension scheme clients on their liability-driven investments and risk management. He will focus on fiduciary mandates.Pzena Investment Management – The US-based asset manager has opened a London office. To lead its EMEA business, the company has installed a new management team for London – Phil Hoffman as head of UK, Middle East and Africa and Ulrik Ahrendt-Jensen as head of Europe. Hoffman joins from Russell Investment, where he held a number of positions, including head of research. Ahrendt-Jensen joins from Nordea’s funds business.last_img read more

September 27

Catholic deacon accused of murder by air injection in Belgium

first_imgBBC News 22 January 2018Family First Comment: Safeguards? Too late now. Make a submission against euthanasia in NZ  www.protect.org.nzA Catholic deacon accused of killing at least 10 people – including his own mother – has gone on trial in Belgium.Former nurse Ivo Poppe is suspected of killing his victims by injecting air into their blood, causing a fatal embolism.The offences are alleged to have taken place at a clinic in Menen, where he worked as a nurse – and later, after being ordained, in a pastoral role.Belgian newspapers have nicknamed the 61-year-old man the “deacon of death”.If found guilty of all the alleged murders, he would become one of the worst serial killers in Belgian history.Mr Poppe was arrested in 2014 after telling his psychiatrist that he had “euthanised” dozens of people. All of the alleged victims were elderly patients.He had, according to reports, initially made partial confessions during the investigation, saying he was acting compassionately for those who were terminally ill. However, he later retracted his statement and now denies the charges against him.READ MORE: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42780226last_img read more

September 25

Bacolod transport groups joining nationwide strike

first_imgAnotherissue also being protested by the groups is the Land Transportation Franchiseand Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) plans to consolidate the franchises by way offorming corporation which will give way for the control of all PUVs in thecountry. BACOLODCity – Two major transport groups here are set to join the nationwide strike onMonday to show their continuous protest against the proposed phase out ofjeepneys and UV Express vehicles next year. TheSentrong Samahan ng Tsuper at Operators Negros and Federation Bacolod CityDrivers Association issued a joint statement slamming the “impossible”requirements of the government for its public utility vehicle (PUV)modernization program. SSTONEand Febacda claimed that under the LTFRB’s modernization bid, all transportcooperatives will ultimately be abolished and subsumed by the corporations. Bothgroups strongly said purchasing modernized jeepneys in line with thegovernment’s upgrade bid worth at least P2.4 million would burden manysmall-time operators and would put them in debt. center_img Theyfurther claimed several transport cooperatives have already met a host ofproblems such as the unavailability of spare parts, thereby affecting theirincome and burying them deeper in bank debts. “Weare not against modernization but the cost of the Class 3 vehicles is tooexpensive and beyond the reach of their drivers and operators,” the twotransport groups stressed./PN PHOTO BY IAN PAUL CORDERO/PNlast_img read more

September 23

DCSD seeks public help with a suspect

first_imgGreensburg, IN—The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the publics’ help in searching for Caleb M. Stone, 24. Stone is charged with numerous felonies and misdemeanors.  Stone was recently seen in Rush County and is now believed to be traveling and/or living in South Carolina. He has a Rebel Flag tattoo located on his chest and a black mushroom tattoo located on his back. If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local law enforcement agency, our department at (812) 663-8125, or anonymously at (812) 222-TIPS (8477).last_img read more

September 21

Lowry set for Accenture Match Play

first_img Press Association Ireland’s Shane Lowry looks to have secured a place in the Accenture Match Play Championship – and a possible clash with golf’s number one Rory McIlroy – by 0.0002 world ranking points. Winner of the 2009 Irish Open as an amateur and then last season’s Portugal Masters, Lowry will play in Tucson next week if Phil Mickelson confirms he is not going to be part of the 64-man field for the second year running. Swede Fredrik Jacobson needed to come seventh on his own at Pebble Beach if he was to push Lowry down to 66th in the world, but finished joint seventh when American Patrick Reed sank a birdie putt on the final green – and that after driving onto the rocks. last_img read more

September 21

Stoke step up Diouf interest

first_imgStoke look set to make Senegal striker Mame Biram Diouf their second new signing of the summer. Press Association Sport understands former Manchester United player Diouf, 26, whose contract with German outfit Hannover is coming to an end, has been at the Potters’ training ground this week for talks with their manager Mark Hughes and chief executive Tony Scholes. Stoke on Thursday announced their first new recruit of the transfer window in Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley, secured on a three-year deal and officially joining the club on July 1 when his contract with the Black Cats expires. The acquisition of Diouf on a free transfer would see the end of a lengthy pursuit after Stoke believed they had agreed a fee last summer before the deal fell through. Hughes has for some time been interested in the frontman, who has netted 26 Bundesliga goals for Hannover since his switch to them from United in January 2012. He joined the Red Devils from Norwegian side Molde in 2009 and went on to make nine United appearances, scoring once, in all competitions. Part of the time during his Old Trafford stint he was back on loan with Molde, and he also spent the 2010/11 season on loan at Blackburn, for whom he scored six times, including a hat-trick in a 3-1 League Cup victory over Norwich. Meanwhile, Stoke have confirmed winger Matthew Etherington’s departure from the club. The 32-year-old, who has been with the Potters for five and a half seasons, is coming to the end of his contract and has not been offered a new deal. The Staffordshire outfit have, however, made an offer to their 37-year-old goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen. Defender Andy Wilkinson, whose contract was also set to expire at the end of June, has already agreed a new one-year deal with the option of a further 12 months. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

September 21

Rory raring to go – McGinley

first_img Press Association McIlroy’s ongoing court case with his former management company put a strain on their relationship as McDowell was also represented by the same firm, but, with both players insisting that would not be a factor this week, McGinley revealed other concerns. “Both of them have assured me all along that there’s no issues and that’s the way I’ve always seen it,” McGinley told a press conference on Monday. “Whether they come together or not is another story. “Three or four months ago, I had a very strong view that they would have been, but the more I look at their statistics and the more I look at the different value I have with them, I’m thinking there may be value in not doing it. “If I don’t decide to play them, it would be for tactical reasons. They have played six Ryder Cup matches and they have only won two together (losing three and halving one). It’s not like these guys are written in stone. They are not a formidable fourball pairing that’s unbeatable (both wins have come in foursomes).” McDowell was the last member of the European team to arrive at Gleneagles on Monday afternoon, while McIlroy turned up on Sunday after a week off following the Tour Championship. Despite saying he was in need of a rest, the 25-year-old kept himself busy with various sponsorship and social events, but McGinley added: ” I don’t have any concern. He hit balls yesterday and got a real good break away from golf. “Resting doesn’t always necessarily mean lying in bed for the week or lying by the pool. I think getting out and doing different things he’s been doing, having fun, like going to the boxing the other day, and doing that Goals on Sunday (programme) too – those are things he enjoys doing. “He arrived yesterday afternoon, had a nice session with his coach and again this morning, so he’s fresh, he’s ready.” McIlroy and McDowell have been regular partners in team events since 2009, winning three of their four matches in the Seve Trophy and also representing Ireland in the World Cup that year and 2011. The Northern Irish duo have also played six times together in the Ryder Cup, including the very first match at Medinah two years ago, and would seemingly make an obvious pairing at Gleneagles. McIlroy was famously not ready for his singles match at Medinah two years ago, when a time-zone mix-up meant he needed to hitch a ride in a police car to get to the course with just 10 minutes to spare. Staying on site at Gleneagles should ensure there is no repeat this time – “They can roll out of bed to the first tee in five minutes,” McGinley joked – and the European captain has also learned another important lesson from 2012. “It was a big learning curve for us in a lot of ways,” the 47-year-old Dubliner added. “Sadly for me it was the first time in a team situation that we were really getting a wallop the first two days. “I learned a lot from (captain) Jose Maria Olazabal – the decisions he made and the structures he put in place to give us the best chance of getting out of the hole that we were in. Looking back on it now, it was a great experience. “The bottom line is, this is a very, very strong American team. The favourites tag is irrelevant as far as I’m concerned. We’re going to have to play really well to win this Ryder Cup. ” I think we’re slight favourites. We’re not overwhelming favourites. But we have been favourites before and I think our players have deserved it. I think it’s a situation to embrace. It’s not something to be afraid of or be ashamed of. The guys have worked very hard to be in the position they are.” McGinley revealed that there would be no ban on players using social media during the week, adding: ” The last few Ryder Cups that I’ve been involved in the policy was to be aware of what you’re doing and be aware of confidences to be breached and privacy. You have to trust the players at the end of the day.” European captain Paul McGinley insists Rory McIlroy will be fresh and raring to go when the 40th Ryder Cup gets under way at Gleneagles on Friday, but hinted that Graeme McDowell may not be alongside him when it does. last_img read more

September 20

Woodlawn Croquet Big Lobster tournament results

first_imgRecap and results submitted by Tournament Manager Perry MattsonELLSWORTH — The 2015 Big Lobster Invitational concluded on Sunday, Sept. 13, after five days of spirited croquet play on the coast of Maine. The tournament, sponsored by the Woodlawn Croquet Program, treated its guests to amazing views of Acadia National Park, delicious Maine Lobster, and a unique blend of six and nine-wicket competition in various Downeast Maine venues.This year, players hailed from Oklahoma, Louisiana , Arkansas, Kansas, Florida, Virgin Islands, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Canada and, of course, Maine to compete for the bragging rights to be Big Lobster Champions.The tournament got under way Tuesday, Sept. 8, with a reception and BBQ at the new location of the Common Good Cafe in Southwest Harbor. It was a beautiful evening and everyone sat outside on the patio to get reacquainted with old friends, receive the schedules for the week, and have the rules and venues explained to all the players . The Common Good Cafe is the home of the local soup kitchen and is the brainchild of our Croquet Master Larry Stettner. All participants received a Big Lobster Croquet shirt which got good reviews.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textTournament 9 wicket doubles commenced on Wednesday morning with 30 players competing with 7 teams in the Championship flight and 8 teams in the first flight. The 2 days of nine wicket play were held on the two lawns of the Claremont Hotel overlooking Somes Sound, Larry Stettner’ s Court, and Eileen Holberg’ s court in Southwest Harbor. Lunches for the two days were at the Claremont Hotel’s Boathouse on the pier overlooking the harbor. We had two days of beautiful weather for the 9 wicket play. Each team played six games and the winners in each flight were determined by the record in block play for the two days. The winners of the Championship Flight was the team of Matt Baird and Art Parsells who had tied with Alan Madeira and Dave Nelson with 5 wins each and the tie breaker was the head to head where Matt and Art had beaten Alan and Dave by 1 wicket in block play. Randall McAndrews and Matt Griffith took third place with 4 wins. In the First Flight, we had three teams who had five wins each and the head to head tie breaker could not determine the winner so we had to go to net points and the team of Don Parker and Mark Masserlink were declared the winners with Webster and Katie Bull Second place, and Dave Spivey and Mary Shields taking third place.The tournament shifted to six wicket singles on Friday morning at Larry Stettner’ s court, Tina Hinckley’ s artificial turf court, the two courts at Woodlawn in Ellsworth, and the Tapley Cove Court in Brooksville at the home of Mary Gould and Marcia Chapman on the Bagaduce River. Friday morning arrived with heavy rain which finally let up by around 1 PM in the afternoon. All 29 six wicket singles players are to be praised for toughing it out and playing thru the rain in rather tough conditions but the courts held up well with no standing water to contend with. Saturday was a beautiful sunny day and Sunday stated out cloudy with a heavy mist but cleared up by late morning ad the sun came out for the afternoon. Each flight with the exception of the First Flight had 6 players so everyone played each other once over the two days of block play for a total of five games and the First flight played 4 games. The top two players in each flight played off in the championship games on Sunday.In the championship flight, Matt Griffith came out in first place over Webster Bull with each player having 4 wins but Matt came in first based on the head to head win against Webster. However, in the championship game on Sunday Webster beat Matt by a score of 17 to 4 to win the championship flight. Jeff Caldwell took third place. In the first flight, Lloyd Hadden took first place coming out of block play over Kevin McQuigg based on the head to head win over Kevin. However, in the championship game, Kevin prevailed over Lloyd by a score of 19 to 9. In the second flight, Vickie Johnston and Pat Gamer were tied with 4 wins each but Pat was first based on the head to head win over Vickie . Again as in the two previous flights, Vickie played very well and beat Pat by a score of 12 to 10 to win the flight. David Spivey came in third place . In the third flight, Janet Pearson went undefeated in block play to take first place coming out of block play and Tim McCormick was second based on his head to head win over Mary Shields . Janet beat Tim in the championship game which was an all Woodlawn players final by a score of 18 to 10. Mary Shields took third place. In the fourth flight, Ellie Kemp was in first coming out of block play undefeated with 5 wins and played Mark Masserlink in the championship game on Sunday. Again, the second place finisher won the match with Mark beating Ellie by a score of 13 to 7. This was Mark’s very first tournament and has just started-playing croquet this Summer. Barbara Entzminger took third place in the flight.Tournament festivities included a lobster dinner on Friday night at the Common Good Cafe catered by Laurie Ward, the kitchen manager for the Common Good. Lobsters, mussels, potatoes, com on the cob, and blueberry cake provided for a fun evening. The 9 wicket tournament awards were presented at the lobster dinner. Sunday lunch at Woodlawn were delicious lobster rolls and potato salad provided by Sue Bennoch at Ben’s Store in Ellsworth. The six wicket awards were presented to the top three in each flight upon completion of each flight’s championship games. Upon completion of the championship games, everyone left for their final destinations with fond memories of playing croquet in September on the Coast of Maine which is “The Way Life Should Be”.Nine Wicket Doubles Final Standings:Championship Flight Doubles:Matt Baird and Art Parsells2. David Nelson and Alan MadeiraRandall McAndrews and Matt Griffith4.Stephen Morgan and Roy MorganGeorge Cochran and Pat Garner6. Jasmine Morgan and Scott GosnellKevin McQuigg and Lloyd HaddenFirst Flight Doubles:1. Don Parker and Mark MasserlinkWebster Bull and Katie BullDave Spivey and Mary ShieldsBarbara Entzminger and Ellie KempSandra Feeney and Ted ThelinCharles Alexander and Tim McCormickDolores Gallagher and Lauren TaylorLynn LeBlanc and Jeff LawlorSix Wicket Singles Results:Championship Flight Singles:Webster BullMatt GriffithJeff CaldwellGeorge CochranNeil HoughtonMatt BairdFirst Flight Singles: 1. Kevin McQuiggLloyd HaddenCharles AlexanderDon ParkerOakley JohnsonSecond Flight Singles:Vickie JohnstonPat garnerDave SpiveyTed ThelinFred BeckDolores GallagherThird Flight Singles:Janet PearsonTim McCormickMary shieldsLynn LeBlancTina HinckleySandra FeeneyFourth Flight Singles:Mark MasserlinkEllie Kemp3. Barbara EntzmingerKatie BullRob ElwellJeff Lawlorlast_img read more