MGM Healthcare to launch new generation speciality healthcare chain

first_img Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Related Posts Read Article By EH News Bureau on October 26, 2018 News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MGM Healthcare to launch new generation speciality healthcare chain center_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Share Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” “Patient care will always be our first priority at MGMH”MGM Healthcare Group a pioneer in providing inclusive tertiary healthcare and medical education for over two decades with presence in Chennai and Pondicherry is launching new chain of hospitals.The Group completed a year long planning journey and has envisioned a new gen healthcaring platform and will soon be launching its first 400 bed hospital – The first manifestation of this vision to ‘superlative health-caring’ is a state-of-the-art hospital on Nelson Manickam Road. The hospital having 3,50,000 sq. ft. is designed and organised to be compliant to national and global healthcare standards like NABH and JCI. The hospital is built as a green hospital to qualify for platinum LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Spread over three-and-a-half lakh square feet, first hospital will have 400 beds, 50 out-patient consultation rooms, 10 operating theatres and over a 100 critical care beds. The quaternary hospital will have centres of excellence in the field of Cardiac Sciences, Multi Organ Transplantation, Neuro Sciences, Orthopaedics, Oncology, Gastro Sciences, Renal Sciences, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics, in addition to all the other broad specialties.Dr Prashanth Rajagopalan, Director, MGM Healthcare said,“The year long visioning has helped us to identify areas where we can serve patients really better. We are transforming our Healthcare vertical by investing in new chain of hospital and up gradation of our teaching hospitals. As the Industry continues to change, we see a real opportunity to evolve faster and better. We have taken proactive steps and have made transformational investments in patient experience and IT infrastructure. There will be genuine ‘first in industry service innovations’. Powered by people who are driven by altruism ideal.”“The hospital chain will be one of the best IT enabled hospitals in the country. The highlights intechnology will be Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Digital ICU with charting solutions and predictive analytics using Artificial Intelligence to prevent and treat any adverse clinical events in line with the global best practices in some of the leading institutions like Mayo and Cleveland. The hospital will also provide connected home healthcare facilities.The hospital will have the best infrastructure with IOT enabled Building Management System”.He also said “MGM Healthcare will be launching a number of related ventures and more hospitals, in line with our vision of becoming a complete healthcare platform over the years”.Dr Rahul R Menon, CEO, MGM Healthcare said,“Patient care will always be our first priority at MGMH”.He also said,“Our vision is to be the most admired and preferred healthcare institution for patients, partners and the community. We will achieve this through our commitment to the highest standards of ethical practices and values, a dedicated team of experts and professionals who consistently deliver quality healthcare and an ecosystem that encourages and invests in the most advanced medical practices and research.”M K Rajagopalan, Chairman, MGM Healthcare ,an eminent Educationalist & Philanthropist with his visionary outlook established two large hospitals with 2000 beds which not only provides medical education and training, but also provides quality and cost effective medical treatment to the community.last_img read more

NHT Sets Sights on Retaining Best Customer Service Entity Title

first_imgStory HighlightsThe National Housing Trust (NHT) has its sights on retaining the Best Customer Service Entity trophy in the 2014/15 Public Sector Customer Service Competition.The agency copped the top title at the last two competitions held in 2010/2011 and 2012/2013, walking away with the Prime Minister’s Trophy and attractive prizes.Customer Care Manager at the NHT, Donnetta Russell, said the NHT has implemented a number of initiatives over the last two years, in an effort to offer a higher standard of service to its customers, and to keep its hold on the coveted title. RelatedInformal Settlements in Westmoreland to be Regularised RelatedOver 45,000 Land Titles Ready for Delivery RelatedHousing Ministry Looking to Draft Squatter Policy NHT Sets Sights on Retaining Best Customer Service Entity Title HousingJanuary 27, 2015Written by: E. Hartman-Reckordcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National Housing Trust (NHT) has its sights on retaining the Best Customer Service Entity trophy in the 2014/15 Public Sector Customer Service Competition.The agency copped the top title at the last two competitions held in 2010/2011 and 2012/2013, walking away with the Prime Minister’s Trophy and attractive prizes.In 2010/2011, the agency dominated the individual awards categories, with Compliance Clerk in the Clarendon Branch Office, Dennis Simpson, winning the title of Best Public Sector Customer Service Officer.Customer Care Manager at the NHT, Donnetta Russell, said the NHT has implemented a number of initiatives over the last two years, in an effort to offer a higher standard of service to its customers, and to keep its hold on the coveted title.Among the new initiatives, she said, is the introduction of a mobile unit to serve customers in rural Jamaica.“We recognised that our contributors are all over the island and in some very rural areas, and so our customers don’t have to come to us. We go out to them,” she said.Miss Russell, who was speaking on the JIS’ Issues and Answers television programme recently, said that the entity also enhanced its complaints management system after a review process.“That was from the recognition that we may not always get it right, so we looked at the way we served our customers and we did some improvements to our overall complaints management system,” she explained.“So, if we are serving you and we have not gotten it right, our posture is, let’s see how we can make it better for you,” she noted further.Miss Russell said the agency is always exploring ways of using technology to make its processes simpler and “the ease with which our customers can access our services.”As such, she said, an online process was launched to select applicants for NHT housing units. “An application is made online and within seven days, we are able to tell persons, who have been selected for units. We are moving from a six-week manual process to seven days,” she noted.In addition, she said, the agency offers mortgagors the option of receiving their mortgage statements by email. “We use to print mortgage statements annually. Now, we are saying to our mortgagors, you don’t have to wait a whole year to get your mortgage statements, you can just give us a call and we will email the statement to you,” she pointed out.The Customer Care Manager also mentioned changes to the NHT’s Contribution Refunds application process, which was refined to make it simpler, based on customers’ feedback.She noted that staff members, including top management, are exposed to a customised training programme every two years, and this also is based on response from members of the public in the agency’s annual customer service survey.“Every single member of the NHT (benefits), including those in St. Thomas or as far away as Westmoreland. We know that there is one performance indicator that ties all of us together and that’s the extent to which we satisfy our customers,” Miss Russell said.Modernisation Specialist in the Public Sector Modernisation and Transformation Unit, Office of the Cabinet, Michelle Gordon Somers, said the biennial competition aims to recognise those entities that are “working hard to please their customers.”“We wanted to allow members of the public to recognise these organisations where they were experiencing service excellence, she said.Nominations are now open for entries to the competition, and the deadline for the receipt of all submissions is March 31.Customers can vote by filling out forms and placing them in nomination boxes at the various entities, by using the toll-free line 1-888-991-2752 or voting online at www.cabinet.gov.jm. Advertisementslast_img read more

Tim Sweeney blasts Microsoft’s “aggressive UWP initiative”

first_img Edited 2 times. Last edit by Morville O’Driscoll on 4th March 2016 6:20pm 3Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyGreg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyMorville O’Driscoll Blogger & Critic 7Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyShow all comments (16)Matthew Eakins Technical Lead, HB-Studios5 years ago That’s outrageous! Why it’s absolutely unheard of for a platform holder to require content curation or 30% revinue share for using their platform features and publishing in their ecosystem. Edited 1 times. Last edit by Nick McCrea on 4th March 2016 4:39pm 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyMorville O’Driscoll Blogger & Critic 9Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyKlaus Preisinger Freelance Writing 5 years agoThat’s outrageous! Why it’s absolutely unheard of for a platform holder to require content curation or 30% revinue share for using their platform features and publishing in their ecosystem.It’s easy to be glib, and I know not everyone is knowledgeable about the PC/Steam ecosystem in an in-depth fashion. So… :)Here’s four statements. The first is Tim Sweeney on MS:They’re curtailing users’ freedom to install full-featured PC software, and subverting the rights of developers and publishers to maintain a direct relationship with their customers.Tim Sweeney again:The specific problem here is that Microsoft’s shiny new “Universal Windows Platform” is locked down, and by default it’s impossible to download UWP apps from the websites of publishers and developers, to install them, update them, and conduct commerce in them outside of the Windows Store.Valve:Welcome to Steamworks.It’s free: There’s no charge for bandwidth, updating, or activation of copies at retail or from third-party digital distributors.It’s freeing: With Steamworks you avoid the overhead and delay of certification requirements—there are none. Distribute your game on your terms, updating it when and as often as you want.And finally, Valve again:There is no per-copy activation charge or bandwidth fee.Ship your game at retail and online. With Steamworks, you decide where and how it will be sold.It’s worth reading all of the Steamworks page and brochure, actually, to get a sense of how much Valve provide (whilst simultaneously being able to avoid giving Valve a single penny). 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyMurray Lorden Game Designer & Developer, MUZBOZ5 years ago I guess Google may pop up with a more fully features alternative at some point too, although they don’t seem to have achieved that with their Chromebooks in the past. But they may have things going on in the background. Edited 2 times. Last edit by Morville O’Driscoll on 4th March 2016 5:16pm 3Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySergio De Los Santos Senior Render Programmer, Frontier Development5 years ago “The Universal Windows Platform is a fully open ecosystem, available to every developer, that can be supported by any store. “If this is true, I don’t see the big deal. Sure, UWP is required for Windows Store, but if any store can add support for UWP, then I don’t see the problem.That being said, I don’t think WinAPI will go away. Windows is popular because it can run old apps, MS won’t be that stupid and remove the most important feature of the OS: backward compatibility. Specially when they are adding backward compatibility to XB1… 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyMorville O’Driscoll Blogger & Critic Tim Sweeney blasts Microsoft’s “aggressive UWP initiative”Epic co-founder says program is designed to turn PC into a closed platform; Microsoft responds, “UWP is a fully open ecosystem”Dan PearsonFriday 4th March 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleEpic GamesMicrosoftEpic co-founder Tim Sweeney has written a remarkable column for UK paper The Guardian, calling out Microsoft for what he says is a prolonged and focused attack on the open nature of the PC platform.Sweeney’s ire is directed at the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), Microsoft’s new standard for running games across Xbox, PC and Windows phone. That standard, Sweeney says, is nothing more than “the first apparent step towards locking down the consumer PC ecosystem and monopolising app distribution and commerce.””In my view, this is the most aggressive move Microsoft has ever made,” he writes. “While the company has been convicted of violating antitrust law in the past, its wrongful actions were limited to fights with specific competitors and contracts with certain PC manufacturers.” Here, Microsoft is moving against the entire PC industry – including consumers (and gamers in particular), software developers such as Epic Games, publishers like EA and Activision, and distributors like Valve and Good Old Games” “This isn’t like that. Here, Microsoft is moving against the entire PC industry – including consumers (and gamers in particular), software developers such as Epic Games, publishers like EA and Activision, and distributors like Valve and Good Old Games.”Microsoft has launched new PC Windows features exclusively in UWP, and is effectively telling developers you can use these Windows features only if you submit to the control of our locked-down UWP ecosystem. They’re curtailing users’ freedom to install full-featured PC software, and subverting the rights of developers and publishers to maintain a direct relationship with their customers.”The UWP concept has been building momentum for a while, believes Sweeney, but has recently become too blatant to ignore. Comments from Xbox head Phil Spencer at last month’s Spring Showcase around the future of the Xbox platform and cross platform play certainly indicate that Microsoft is seriously reconfiguring its approach to software and the PC market, a move which is seen to be part and parcel of the larger shift towards a more curated and controlled access to games on Windows as a broader platform.”Microsoft’s intentions must be judged by Microsoft’s actions, not Microsoft’s words,” Sweeney continues. “Their actions speak plainly enough: they are working to turn today’s open PC ecosystem into a closed, Microsoft-controlled distribution and commerce monopoly, over time, in a series of steps of which we’re seeing the very first. Unless Microsoft changes course, all of the independent companies comprising the PC ecosystem have a decision to make: to oppose this, or cede control of their existing customer relationships and commerce to Microsoft’s exclusive control.””Their actions speak plainly enough: they are working to turn today’s open PC ecosystem into a closed, Microsoft-controlled distribution and commerce monopoly” Whilst Sweeney concedes there are settings which control much of what currently funnels Windows users towards using Microsoft’s other products, such as Bing, they’re often obscured and unclear, designed to obfuscate and confuse. Sweeney compares the approach to Google’s similar stance on the Play Store. “Microsoft has certainly followed this lead in technically exposing, but practically burying, options that let users escape from its force-bundled services. If you’ve tried to change your Windows 10 search engine, web browser, or movie player, or to turn off their invasive new lock-screen ads, Windows search bar Bing spam, and invasive ‘analytics’, you know what I’m talking about. It’s a deliberately anti-customer experience: the options are there, but good luck finding them.”The ultimate danger here is that Microsoft continually improves UWP while neglecting and even degrading win32, over time making it harder for developers and publishers to escape from Microsoft’s new UWP commerce monopoly.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Update: Microsoft has responded to the arguments laid out by Epic’s Tim Sweeney. Kevin Gallo, corporate vice president of Windows at Microsoft, issued the following statement to The Guardian:“The Universal Windows Platform is a fully open ecosystem, available to every developer, that can be supported by any store. We continue to make improvements for developers; for example, in the Windows 10 November Update, we enabled people to easily side-load apps by default, with no UX required.“We want to make Windows the best development platform regardless of technologies used, and offer tools to help developers with existing code bases of HTML/JavaScript, .NET and Win32, C+ + and Objective-C bring their code to Windows, and integrate UWP capabilities. With Xamarin, UWP developers can not only reach all Windows 10 devices, but they can now use a large percentage of their C# code to deliver a fully native mobile app experiences for iOS and Android.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 15 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 18 hours agoLatest comments (16)Craig Burkey Software Engineer 3Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyMurray Lorden Game Designer & Developer, MUZBOZ5 years ago I think Valve have seen the writing on the wall, and although the Steam Boxes haven’t taken off, their increasing support for Linux is, I think, mostly based on the need to be prepared for Windows becoming a closed system, with Microsoft possibly trying to get a cut of as many Windows based games and app sales as possible.If Windows goes that way, I think Linux will be there to take on all the people who want to jump ship and stay with a more open platform. We’ll see! 5 years ago This is, really, where developers and publishers come in, educating consumers, and really pushing the use of non-MS tools, and the timing couldn’t be better to stop MS. Vulkan’s release, Steam Controllers (which, btw, have severely reduced functionality in Win10 Store apps), the push with Linux – there is, literally, no reason for pubs/devs to acquiesce to MS’s way of doing things here. Vulkan’s release alone means that Win10 has far less of an edge in gaming, and whilst the 360 Pad has been the de-facto standard PC gaming pad, that doesn’t need to continue.Sounds like what Valve were afraid of, a while agoYup. SteamOS still isn’t great, apparently, but things would be far worse if Valve hadn’t seen this happening and started moving against it.It’s not even like the consumer wants any of what MS is selling – for all the complaints about Steam being a “monopoly” and how bad uPlay is, PC gaming has never been as open or as exciting as it is now. No-one wants the company that tried and failed to get Games For Windows Live going to succeed here.Speaking far less emotively, I cannot see EA or Ubisoft or Acti/Blizzard looking favourably at this. EA, who would rather lose sales than give 30% of revenue to Valve, getting behind an MS-run store? Like hell! 😀 Blizzard, who have resolutely done their own thing with Battle.net? Pffft. 2Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyMorville O’Driscoll Blogger & Critic 2Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyMorville O’Driscoll Blogger & Critic 5 years ago (Trying awfully hard not to post multiple rants, but forgive me this one more post 🙂 )Something to bear in mind with this shift to UWP is future compatibility. Unless MS is in the UWP business for the literal long-haul (and I do mean long), then future iterations of Windows may not have the ability to play Windows 10 Store releases. This would be almost unprecedented in terms of PC gaming. Right now, I can load SCUMM and play LucasArts adventures from 30 years ago. I can load DOSBox and play a shareware version of Doom from 20+ years ago (hell, the Steam version of Doom uses DOSBox). I can do this because of the open-ended nature of PC applications upto now.Unless Microsoft fervently believes that UWP is the future of gaming, my fear is that any game released solely on the Windows 10 store will be rendered incompatible in the future. And if you think me paranoid, Games For Windows Live games that were not released anywhere else are currently difficult (if not entirely impossible) to download and play, since MS shuttered the service entirely. Viva Piñata, from 2009, for example, or Bulletstorm from 2011. Both actually impossible to play. 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyNick McCrea Gentleman, Pocket Starship5 years ago @MorvilleThanks for that.I can see why people are getting concerned, though like Sergio I’m inclined to believe MS will calibrate developer and consumer feedback on this very carefully before committing any cardinal sins. At least I hope they will! 5 years ago @Morville: Not only that, but try playing some boxed retail Games for Windows and it’s a total craphoot. Aged stuff like Dungeon Siege and Hellgate: London run right out of the box (but the DS Legends of Aranna expansion doesn’t work at all), while other games won’t install at all or will install but won’t run even when patched up. There are a bunch of 32-bit games that aren’t yet on gog.com that W10 can’t install, so I may end up buying an older PC or getting the busted XP ones here fixed just to get to those old games. This is almost like watching someone toss old books and paintings into the sea to me. “What game history?” seems to be the new order in some spots and that’s really too bad. Edited 1 times. Last edit by Morville O’Driscoll on 4th March 2016 12:10pm 10Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyRobin Clarke Producer, AppyNation Ltd5 years ago Unless I’m missing something, Microsoft’s response seems astonishingly tone deaf and arrogant. Seems they’ve been caught off guard here.”Of course UWP is an open platform, we let ANYONE sign up and hand over 30% of their royalties, submit to our review process and make it harder to take their products elsewhere!”This is very reminiscent of their argument that bundling IE wasn’t anti-competitive because OEMs could *also* include other browsers (at their own cost, and not instead of IE). And we all know how that worked out for them.Trying to force people to use a store that for years they’ve failed to attract anyone to use by choice will be a catastrophically expensive misadventure. 5 years ago As long as you can compile your own exe and run it on any HomePC Windows, nothing will change.Before you buy into Microsoft’s latest PC gaming initiative, try to remember GFW. Not the podcast, the actual thing.If that is not enough to calm you down, there is always the option to fork some Linux version and brand it with your company’s name. You could even use that fork to create bootable plastic discs you put into the PC before turning it on and live the console dream on home PCs. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyBrian Perry Studying Master Science Game Design, Full Sail University5 years ago Gabe saw the future and knew MS would try something like this. 5 years ago For those curious about why this is freaking the PC community out, Durante has written a fairly technical article on PC Gamer about it. Definitely worth reading if you’re wanting to know more about UWA/UWP and MS’s control of store apps. 🙂 5 years ago Sounds like what Valve were afraid of, a while ago 5 years agois that UWP is required for the new store,It is.that Win32 may be deprecated in the futureDeprecating features (due to “security concerns”) is already a sort-of issue, considering that Rise of the Tomb Raider and Quantum Break are on the store now, and, due to UWP and its permissions, .DLL hooks are difficult (if not impossible) to place – so, FRAPS, Riva-Tuner, GeDoSaTo, Mumble, etc can’t be used. Durante has said that if Dark Souls were a UWP program, he couldn’t have released DSFix, since it requires hooking into the main .exe. Win32 .exes are obviously non-existent in UWP apps. The reason why the Steam Controller has restricted use with UWP apps is due to the Steam Overlay being required, so whilst it’s not a specific Win32 deprecation (or it may be, actually?), it is a move-backwards.or whether Windows OS features will be given some kind of UWP ‘exclusivity’Microsoft is pushing DX12 games (and maybe not just those sold in the app store) to render through a standardized pipeline that uses the Windows compositing engine. In fact, from what I can tell, any game that is sold through the Windows App Store will be required to do so.(From PC Gaming Shakeup: Ashes of the Singularity, DX12 and the Microsoft Store )And this is before we get into modding in the true sense. Two posts from NeoGAF, by Durante, sum this up:http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=195219746&postcount=1703http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=195220397&postcount=1714Hope this helps. 🙂 There’s a lot to dig into with UWP and the issues it presents. Reading the NeoGAF thread those two posts above are taken from is useful (but it is NeoGAF, so… :p ) Edited 3 times. Last edit by Morville O’Driscoll on 4th March 2016 4:24pm 4Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyNick McCrea Gentleman, Pocket Starship5 years ago So there’s a new API that’s not obligatory, but which could be a risk to Win32’s status as the first-class API on Windows, is that right?I’m not clear on whether the thing to be worried about here is that UWP is required for the new store, or that Win32 may be deprecated in the future, or whether Windows OS features will be given some kind of UWP ‘exclusivity’ (another variant of the Win32 second-class-citizen worry)?Or a combination of the above?Can someone clarify?last_img read more

U-Haul: Vermont Number 10 growth state for 2017

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Vermont was the Number 10 Growth State for 2017, according to U-Haul data analyzing the past year’s US migration trends. Year-over-year arrivals of one-way U-Haul truck rentals rose 6 percent while departures jumped 10 percent from Vermont’s 2016 numbers. Despite the spike in departures, arriving trucks still accounted for 52.2 percent of all one-way U-Haul traffic in Vermont to keep it among the leading net-gain states. Vermont earned the Number 9 growth ranking for 2016 after climbing from Number 16 for 2015. Connecticut (8) was the only other Northeast state in the top 25, according to U-Haul.Growth States are calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul truck rentals entering a state versus leaving a state during a calendar year. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.Meanwhile, Vermont was Number 1 in the nation in a United Van Lines report issued last week on moving trends.In the U-Haul data, Texas was the Number 1 Growth State for the second year in a row. Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina and Tennessee rounded out the top five, and North Carolina ranked seventh, continuing a strong growth movement in the Southeast. California overtook Illinois on the list as the biggest net-loss state.While migration trends do not correlate directly to population or economic growth, U-Haul growth data is an effective gauge of how well states and cities are attracting and maintaining residents.White River Junction and Burlington paced Vermont’s net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks. Randolph, South Londonderry, Derby and Saints Johnsbury were among other notable cities to post strong net gains. U-Haul is the authority on migration trends thanks to its expansive network that blankets all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The geographical coverage from more than 21,000 U-Haul locations provides a comprehensive overview of where people are moving like no one else in the industry.Texas continued its reign as America’s No. 1 Growth State during 2017, according to U-Haul data analyzing the past year’s U.S. migration trends.Year-over-year arrivals of one-way U-Haul truck rentals(link is external) rose 1 percent while departures climbed 3 percent from Texas’s 2016 numbers. Some of the state’s increase in overall U-Haul transactions can likely be attributed to an active hurricane season.Despite a larger year-over-year increase in departures, arriving trucks still accounted for 50.3 percent of all one-way U-Haul traffic in Texas to maintain its status as the top net-gain state. Texas secured the No. 1 growth ranking for 2016 after settling for the No. 39 spot for 2015.Growth States are calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul truck rentals entering a state versus leaving a state during a calendar year. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina and Tennessee rounded out the top five, and North Carolina was seventh, continuing a strong growth movement in the Southeast. California overtook Illinois on the list as the biggest net-loss state.While migration trends do not correlate directly to population or economic growth, U-Haul growth data is an effective gauge of how well states and cities are attracting and maintaining residents.U-Haul Growth State Rankings for 2017TexasFloridaArkansasSouth CarolinaTennesseeWashingtonNorth CarolinaConnecticutColoradoVermontAlabamaIowaVirginiaIdahoWest VirginiaNebraskaIndianaDelawareNew MexicoWisconsinUtahWyomingMississippiOklahomaMontanaMaineSouth DakotaWashington D.C.KentuckyMissouriNew HampshireOregonNevadaOhioMinnesotaAlaskaNorth DakotaKansasRhode IslandLouisianaGeorgiaMarylandArizonaNew YorkNew JerseyMassachusettsMichiganPennsylvaniaIllinoisCalifornia* Washington, D.C. is its own U-Haul territory and is listed among states for migration purposes. Hawaii is not included since state-to-state truck rentals are not applicable.View the complete top 50 rankings along with more migration trends reports, including U.S. Growth Cities, at myuhaulstory.com(link is external).RELATED STORY: Vermont has highest rate of moving-in in USSource: U-Haul PHOENIX and BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ uhaul.com(link is external)last_img read more

News Scan for Apr 16, 2014

first_imgTonga reports more than 10,000 chikungunya casesTongan health officials have confirmed a first-ever chikungunya outbreak affecting more than 10,000 people, according to an Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) report today. The Polynesian archipelago nation is home to about 100,000 people.Tonga’s health minister, Dr. Siale Akau’ola, said the country is receiving help from the WHO and hopes that the worst has passed. “It’s a major outbreak, but I think we feel that it’s at its peak now. We are hopeful that it will start to go down within the coming few weeks.”The Pacific has been dealing with an “unprecedented” surge of dengue fever, zika virus, and chikungunya cases, which are all caused by mosquito bites, the story said.Akau’ola said he thinks the chikungunya virus was spread to Tonga from another island in the region. The disease has already infected tens of thousands of people in Papua New Guinea, according to ABC, which is almost 3,000 miles away.Apr 16 ABC News story Study: 72% of pre-vaccine oropharyngeal cancers positive for HPVAn analysis of oropharyngeal tumor tissue samples collected from patients before human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines were approved for US use showed a high prevalence of HPV and that almost two thirds of patients had HPV type 16 or 18, the strains covered in both US vaccines, according to a report today in Emerging Infectious Diseases.Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extracted HPV DNA from 557 samples collected from 1995 through 2005. They found that 72% were positive for HPV and 62% for HPV types 16 or 18.(Two HPV vaccines are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration: Gardasil, from Merck, which protects against strains 6, 11, 16, and 18, and GlaxoSmithKline’s Cervarix, which protects against HPV 16 and 18.)The prevalence of HPV 16 and 18, however, was lower in women (53%) than in men (66%), and lower in African-American patients (31%) compared with other racial or ethnic groups (68% to 80%).The authors conclude, “Results indicate that vaccines could prevent most oropharyngeal cancers in the United States, but their effect may vary by demographic variables.”Apr 16 Emerg Infect Dis report China reports new H7N9 case in Jiangsu provinceChina’s eastern coastal province of Jiangsu has reported a new case of H7N9 avian flu in a person who had contact with poultry, according to an update today from the infectious disease message board FluTrackers, while the World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed a case reported yesterday.The newly reported case is in a 60-year-old man who is hospitalized in Changzhou. His infection was confirmed today, and he had visited live-poultry markets daily before he fell ill.The new H7N9 case pushes the outbreak’s overall total to 423, according to a FluTrackers case list. So far 286 cases have been reported in the outbreak’s current second wave, compared with 136 during the first wave last spring. The unofficial death count remains at 127.The case confirmed by the WHO today is in a 30-year-old man from Hengyang city in Hunan province. The man became ill on Apr 9, was hospitalized on Apr 13, and is currently in stable condition, the agency said.Apr 16 FluTrackers postFluTrackers human H7N9 case list Apr 16 WHO updatelast_img read more

Liverpool Victoria wins bogus accident case

first_imgA leading insurer has secured the first known successful ­prosecution of a claimant who completely fabricated a car accident. Liverpool Victoria, which uses the trademark LV=, brought ­contempt proceedings against individuals who had reported a crash in Birmingham in 2008 and failed to attend court after the insurer established falsification. The High Court last week jailed husband and wife Faisal Rauf and Jasmina Bashir, the supposed driver, for six weeks. Bashir’s parents, Mohammed Bashir and Kaneez Acktar, received suspended sentences. In his summary, Sir John Thomas, president of the Queen’s Bench Division, said their conduct ‘strikes at the very heart of our justice system’ and harmed everyone in the UK with an insurance policy. Martin Milliner, technical claims director for LV=, said: ‘While the defendants in this case admitted their guilt, we felt it was important to continue with proceedings against them to deter others from this crime.’ Suspicions had been raised about the claimed three-vehicle accident when it emerged there were multiple passengers with minor injuries, no police involvement and inconsistent vehicle damage.last_img read more

Detroit sports glance: Pistons stay unbeaten at home, defeat Oklahoma City

first_img Other Report a problem This item is… Nuun Sport: Electrolyte Drink Tablets, Citru… $20.00$233.61 Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive Displayed poorly ENDS IN $14.99 Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (1445) Other × $19.38 Not relevant Bestseller Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive Mail DEAL OF THE DAY Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Sports Illustrated Share Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Ads by Amazon × Report a problem This item is… Not relevant (832) (35309) Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN (3879) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY $22.99 × Fox Sports Go Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $0.00 Bestseller (32825) Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY By Dave HartLocalSportsJournal.comPistons 104, Thunder 88 – The Pistons continued their perfect record at the Palace this season with a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.Detroit led 28-25 after the first quarter, 59-47 at halftime and 78-68 after three quarters.Tobias Harris led the Pistons with a team-high 22 points while Aaron Baynes, who started in place of injured Andre Drummond, added 20 points.Detroit’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope contributed with 17 points and backup point guard Beno Udrih chipped in with 10 points off the bench.Russell Westbrook had a game-high 33 points for the Thunder in a losing effort.The Pistons are now 6-5 on the season, good for a sixth place tie with Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference.Detroit will go back on the road for two games starting on Wednesday night against the New York Knicks. Shop Now ENDS IN ENDS IN $0.00 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… $0.00center_img Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller Other Displayed poorly 0 Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive × Displayed poorly Lemedy Women Padded Sports Bra Fitness Wo… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY Other × Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant Not relevant ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant Displayed poorly Record: 6-5Tied for 3rd Place in Central Division (3 games behind first place Cleveland)Tied for 6th Place in Eastern Conference (3 games behind first place Cleveland)1 game ahead of Indiana for the last playoff spotMagic # to clinch a playoff spot: 71Magic # to clinch a Central Division title: 76Magic # to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 76Next Game: 11/16/2016 @ New York Knicks 7:30 p.m. @ Madison Square GardenStats: Tobias Harris 22 points, Aron Baynes 20 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 17 points, Beno Udrih 10 points, Ish Smith 11 points, Jon Leuer 9 rebounds. DEAL OF THE DAY Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (8133) $9.99 Bestseller × Share (5153) Shares (975) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × Other Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant ENDS IN Other DEAL OF THE DAY FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… NBC Sports Report a problem This item is… Other Report a problem This item is… Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive Twelve Bestseller × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

Coach Billick recaps an impressive win on Monday night for the Baltimore Ravens

first_imgNestor caught up with the great Brian Billick to discuss all things Ravens and an impressive win on Monday night football. After beating Drew Brees in the Superdome, the Ravens sit in a good position in the AFC. Another stellar performance by Justin Forsett has helped to balance out the offense and stay unpredictable. They hope to ride this momentum into Sunday as they host the San Diego Chargers. LISTEN HERE.last_img

Berkley Edwards injury update: Michigan RB moving all extremities, likely has concussion, says brother

first_imgEdwards, who plays primarily on special teams, has three carries for four yards this season. He previously played for Minnesota and Central Michigan.Harbaugh also updated the condition of defensive end Chase Winovich, who was injured earlier in the game after he was shoved to the ground on a late hit, saying X-rays and CAT scans came out negative. He was taken to the hospital for further evaluation. Michigan running back Berkley Edwards is reportedly moving all his extremities and likely will be diagnosed with a concussion, according to his brother, former Michigan and NFL star Braylon Edwards.Edwards, a graduate student, was blindsided while blocking on a punt return in the fourth quarter of the Wolverines’ win over Indiana. Medical personnel treated him on the field for several minutes before removing him on a stretcher. Three takeaways from No. 3 Notre Dame’s dominating win over No. 12 Syracuse Braylon Edwards later tweeted out an update, noting, “Just to give you guys an update Berk is responding to all test and moving all extremities. He is en route to the Hospital where he will probably be diagnosed with a concussion. Thank you for all your support and prayers… #GodIsGood”Just to give you guys an update Berk is responding to all test and moving all extremities. He is en route to the Hospital where he will probably be diagnosed with a concussion. Thank you for all your support and prayers… I was joking about the tunnel btw 🤷🏾‍♂️🙌🏾🙌🏾 #GodIsGood— Braylon Edwards (@OfficialBraylon) November 18, 2018The Indiana player who blocked Edwards, linebacker Cam Jones, was flagged for targeting and ejected. Related Newscenter_img Cheap shot pic.twitter.com/nH0n7Has6H— Zach Ozbun (@ZachOzbun) November 18, 2018Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said afterward that Edwards had a concussion.“Everything looked good when he left the stadium,” Harbaugh said (via WolverinesWire.com). “He did have a concussion. A pretty good concussion — looked good when he left here, but he was taken to the hospital for precautions.” No. 9 West Virginia upset by Oklahoma State in Stillwaterlast_img read more

Return of the ‘Welsh Wizard’

first_imgTravellers Rest Golf GroupWhen I informed you last week that the ‘Welsh Wizard’ Alun Webber was back in town and it was only a matter of time before he finished back at the top of the leader board, I didn’t really expect that at the first outing this week he would start working his magic and finish in the prize money, taking fourth place with a measly 27pts in Division 2.  I think it was during the last blue moon that 27pts was enough to win some prize money and he followed that by walking off with first place in the competition at Phoenix on Thursday by conjuring up 41pts.  Magic indeed! So on Monday 17th December the TRGG attracted another large turnout and headed off to play Pattana (B and C courses), a tricky course with not a flat green to be seen anywhere.  Such was the size of the turnout it required two divisions (Div 1 was up to 11 handicap and Div 2 was 12 handicap and above).Neil Bramley – winner at Pattana and Mountain Shadow.You will probably already have gathered that scoring well on this course is a stern test if the aforementioned 27pts was good enough to take fourth place.  However the Division 1 golfers passed the exam with honours.  Tristan Gilbert (11) took first place with 37pts; this was despite putting his opening tee shot in the water.  Alan Thomas (5) came second with 36pts and Ian Bell (6) strode into third place with 34.Division 2 was headed by Norman Cheetham (15) who shot 32pts followed by Barry Oats (25) and Robert Cannon (20) who both returned with 30pts, with Barry winning on count back.However there was a top prize for the overall winner of the day and that went to Neil Bramley (9) who left everybody else in his wake shooting 39pts.  Neil has been suffering from a shoulder injury for some time and it is good to see he has now shaken it off, the injury that is, not his shoulder.Tuesday 18th December was the turn of Khao Kheow (C and B courses) for the TRGG stalwarts.  It was a smaller turnout and back to one division on the day.Roger Verivillel (12) took advantage of having fewer opponents to beat by taking first place on 37pts.  Norman Cheetham (15) made the winners’ podium two days in a row, this time finishing second but shooting the same score of 32pts and Noel Pittard (7) dropped into third place also with 32pts, losing out on count back to Norman.As previously mentioned, Thursday 20th December at Phoenix (Lake and Ocean courses) Alun Webber worked his magic but only as winner of Division 2.  Because of another mega turnout there were two divisions (Div. 1 up to 14 handicap and Div. 2 for 15 handicap and up).Alan Thomas (5) took his second prize of the week, finishing on top of the pile with 36pts.  Paul Sharples (10) was second on 35, this time beating Norman Cheetham into third also on 35pts but losing out on count back.Division 2 was the Alun Webber (21) show, winner by a country mile on 41pts.  Lars Strom (23) finished as the sideshow in second on 36 and Alan Evans (24) finished as the last show in third on 32.  Mr Webber must now get used to playing off a handicap of nineteen as he has magically been cut.‘Welsh Wizard’ Alun Webber – winner at Phoenix.On Friday 21st December, the day the world was due to end according to the Mayan calendar, the TRGG called their bluff and headed off to Mountain Shadow to play golf.  Neil Bramley (9) for the second time this week played out of this world, so he didn’t care if the world ended or not, and returned with 39pts which was much too good for Ian Bell (6) in second on 35 and Barry Wood (10) in third on 33.Good luck to all you golfers for the coming week and a very Happy Christmas to one and all and may your handicaps grow ever smaller for the New Year.last_img read more