News story: Review into NHS overseas visitor charges: call for submissions

first_imgThis review is focusing on: If you or your organisation have information or experiences that are relevant to the review, please contact [email protected] (0113 254 5760) by 23.59 on Friday 1 June 2018. upfront charging amending patient records community services non-NHS providers The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 came into effect in 2017. You can read about these changes in the Guidance on implementing the overseas visitor charging regulations.The Department of Health and Social Care has been evaluating the impact of these changes on: the impact of the new regulations on vulnerable groups – such as those with protected characteristics how any negative effects that are identified can be addressedlast_img

Comparative Theology: Deep Learning Across Religious Borders

first_imgFrancis X. Clooney, the Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology, extracts wealth from his 30 years of work in comparative theology and proffers this field guide.last_img

Coping with Hurricane Earl

first_imgHeavy rain and high winds are expected to hit the Boston area beginning midday Friday (Sept. 3) as Hurricane Earl passes along the New England coast. While hurricane-force conditions are not expected in this area, there could be up to eight inches of rain and winds severe enough to damage trees and buildings.To be prepared:Keep all windows closed and securedReport all facility-related damage and emergencies immediately, at any time, to the University Operations Center: 617.495.5560Stay indoors during high winds, lightning, or severe floodingRegister for emergency alerts through MessageMeHave a flashlight available in case of power lossBecome familiar with building-evacuation routes and emergency proceduresTurn off unnecessary lighting and electronicsA complete hurricane preparedness checklist can be found here. If conditions become more severe than expected, Harvard may activate its emergency page or communicate with the University community through MessageMe.last_img read more

State Declares New Business Mandates, Other Measures Amid Virus Fight

first_imgImage by the New York State Governor’s Office / Flicker.com.ALBANY – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday signed an executive order mandating businesses that rely on in-office personnel to decrease their in-office workforce by 75 percent.This follows the Governor’s directive yesterday that all businesses implement work-from-home policies.Exemptions will be made for essential service industries, including shipping, media, warehousing, grocery and food production, pharmacies, healthcare providers, utilities, banks and related financial institutions, and other industries critical to the supply chain.The Governor also announced the Department of Financial Services has issued a new directive to New York State mortgage servicers to provide 90-day mortgage relief to mortgage borrowers impacted by the novel coronavirus. The directive includes: Waiving mortgage payments based on financial hardship;No negative reporting to credit bureaus;Grace period for loan modification;No late payment fees or online payment fees; andPostponing or suspending foreclosures.Additionally, the Governor has asked DFS to instruct state chartered banks to waive ATM fees, late fees, overdraft fees and fees for credits cards to help lessen the financial hardship of the COVID-19 pandemic on New Yorkers.“We know what we have to do to contain the spread of this virus – reduce density and person to person contact – and based on new facts we are getting every day, we’re taking further steps to keep more New Yorkers at home while keeping essential services running,” Governor Cuomo said. “At the same time, we know there is going to be an economic impact across the state and we are taking new actions to support the thousands of New Yorkers and small businesses who are suffering. It’s going to be hard, it’s going to be disruptive, but we will get through this together.”The Governor also announced an executive order allowing the State Department of Health to identify space within existing hospitals to increase bed capacity. This builds on the Governor’s efforts to increase the state’s hospital surge capacity and help ensure our healthcare system can handle an influx of patients due to COVID-19.Furthermore, Governor announced new measures to free up staff and speed up the admission and discharge process at hospitals for 90 days. The Department of Financial Services will issue a directive to health insurers allowing scheduled surgeries and admissions without insurer preapproval and allowing inpatient hospital services without insurer approval.Image by the New York State Governor’s Office / Flicker.com.Under the measure, insurers will pay inpatient hospital services and emergency services without waiting to review for medical necessity. It will also allow the discharge of patients to a rehabilitation center or nursing after an inpatient hospital stay without insurer preapproval, and encourage self-funded plans to adopt these same provisions. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Vermont media announce partnership

first_imgWCAX-TV, Vermont Business Magazine and WDEV Radio Vermont are teaming up to cover politics. Three of the state’s leading news organizations announced this week they will team up to cover the 2010 election. This innovative three-way partnership will take the pulse of the public through television, print and radio.The partnership will include polling, debates and special programming right up until Election Day on November 2nd.“We will be asking the candidates where they stand on the critical issues of our time. The public deserves a hard look at the candidates and that is what we will be doing,” said VBM publisher John Boutin.“For the first time, broadcast radio, broadcast television and in-depth print, new media and online news are coming together to deliver relevant coverage to the citizens of the Green Mountain State.” said WDEV President Ken Squier. “We can’t wait.”“This is one of the most important critical elections we are facing and it’s great to have these additional resources to cover the issues. Vermont Business Magazine and WDEV are strong partners, “said WCAX-TV News Director Anson Tebbetts.For more than seven decades WDEV has played a key role in Vermont campaigns with its legislative reports, talk shows and lively debates. “Making sure the candidates are held accountable is so important to our democracy, “said Squier.This partnership kicks off with a statewide poll this week that will look at the gubernatorial candidates, the view of nuclear power and Vermonters’ view of what’s happening in Washington. The first poll results to be released tonight will gauge early interest in the governor’s race.Source: WCAX, WDEV, Vermont Business Magazine. February 17.2010Contact: Anson Tebbetts WCAX-TV News Director(802) 652-6360Contact: Ken Squier President WDEV Radio(802) 244-7321)Contact: John Boutin-Publisher VBM(802) 863-8038last_img read more

Court moves on with Jakarta air pollution lawsuit

first_imgThe Central Jakarta District Court has issued on Tuesday an interlocutory decision that it has jurisdiction to preside over the air pollution lawsuit filed by citizens against the government.The next step is for parties to prove their allegations about severe air pollution in the capital and that the defendants have been negligent in their duties to provide clean air for residents. Previously, some of the defendants, namely the president of the Republic of Indonesia, the home affairs minister and the Jakarta governor, filed an exception requiring the court to delegate the case to the Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN), as Supreme Court Regulation (Perma) No. 2/2019 required any lawsuit on unlawful acts against the government to be handled at the PTUN.However, the panel of judges agreed to continue the case at the district court. “Unlawful acts in the citizen lawsuit mechanism refers to legal actions pertaining to the public interest. Meanwhile, unlawful acts in Perma No. 2/2019 rerfers to individual interest,” Judge Saifudin Zuhri said as quoted in a written statement made by the Coalition for the Clean Air Initiative, the plaintiff.Read also: Activists lambaste sluggish progress in air pollution lawsuit The group appreciated the court’s decision. “This is the right and wise decision given that our lawsuit doesn’t meet the criteria of a case to be resolved at the PTUN, that is concrete, individual and final,” coalition member Ayu Eza Tiara of the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta) said.The group lambasted the fact that the case had been going on for one year since it was filed on July 4, 2019, yet the defendants had not taken steps to solve the pollution problem.“Data show that Jakarta’s air quality continued to deteriorate throughout 2019 based on the number of PM 2.5 pollutant particles in the air. Even after the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) and work-from-home appeal, the air quality in April was still not in “good” territory according to Greenpeace Indonesia,” the group wrote.The coalition has demanded that the panel of judges consider the health of residents in examining the case.Read also: Waste-based power plants worsen air pollution, global warming: EnvironmentalistsThey also urged the defendants to immediately improve Jakarta’s air quality without waiting for the court’s ruling, as the obligation of state administrators to guarantee the availability of clean air was mandated by the Constitution.“And to Jakartans, let’s not cease to be critical and demand our rights to clean and healthy air, as it is part of the right to a good and healthy environment,” said the coalition.Topics :last_img read more

Pablo Mari sends message to Arsenal fans after impressive debut against Portsmouth

first_img Full Screen Advertisement Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip Ad Read More PLAY Top articles by Metro Skip Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisement Read More About Connatix V67539 Pablo Mari impressed on his debut (Picture: Getty)Arsenal new boy Pablo Mari admits he was ‘happy’ with his performance on his full debut for the club in a 2-0 win against Portsmouth in the FA Cup.The Spaniard joined the Gunners on loan from Flamengo in January and was making his first appearance for the club as goals from Eddie Nketiah and Sokratis sealed Arsenal’s path through to the next round.Mikel Arteta was certainly pleased with Mari’s performance and praised the 26-year-old after the win at Fratton Park. Comment Read More Mari was making his full debut (Picture: Getty)‘He is very vocal and very comfortable on the ball, always commanding the back four and he looked like he’s played here for months. I think we have a good player,’ said Arteta.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Pablo Mari sends message to Arsenal fans after impressive debut against Portsmouth / 1/1 Read More Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 3 Mar 2020 6:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Coming Next Read More And Mari was equally satisfied with his own display, admitting he was ‘happy’ with his full debut in a post on Instagram.‘On to the next round of the #EmiratesFACup. Happy with the win and my debut for @arsenal,’ said Mari.‘Huge team effort and great support from our fans! Let’s go Gunners!’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal now await their opponents for the next round before Arteta’s attention turns back to the Premier League.The Gunners host West Ham at the Emirates on Saturday in full knowledge that their league position will determine whether they qualify for the Champions League next season.A shock 2-1 defeat to Olympiacos last Thursday ended Arsenal’s hopes of winning the Europa League, which was a second viable way of returning to the Champions League.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Shay Given sends warning to Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over Dean Henderson SPONSORED Video Settings 1 min. storylast_img read more

A 94-year-old Annerley home hits the market for the first time

first_imgThe Queenslander has VJ walls and high ceilingsTheir granddaughter Eileen Newlove said she often heard stories from her father, Noel, about growing up on Aylesford St. “There’s a shop on Denham St, it used to be a grocery shop, and Dad used come down on his go kart and fly right into the front door — it makes me wonder how many doors my grandparents had to repair,” Mrs Newlove said. “And my Aunty Marjory married a man who was a boarder at the house at one point.“I’ve been told my grandfather said ‘it was about time you married her’ when they wed.“Her married name, Kelso, is still on the front of the house.”The home passed to Mrs Kelso after Mr and Mrs Ramsay passed away.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“I’d spend the odd weekend there (as a child) and there were Christmases there, too,” Mrs Newlove said.“The house was always neat, my aunty was very particular with it, and not a thing was out of place.“She used to make me so nervous that I’d spill my peas and milk on the table. But those weekends there were nice.” The original kitchen in the 1920s QueenslanderWhen Mrs Kelso passed on, the Annerley home went to the Ramsay’s youngest son, Allan.“When I had my children we went up there a few times and I remember the kids playing in backyard with Uncle Allan — he was only about 13 years older than me,” Mrs Newlove said. Mr Ramsay, 75, has now moved into a nursing home and 31 Aylesford St is being sold to pay for his care. “The house is completely original and it is very solid,” Mrs Newlove said. The double gabled Queenslander sits on a 625sq m block and has timber flooring, high ceilings and VJ walls. “I would have liked to keep it in the family but it just wasn’t possible,” Mrs Newlove said. “I’d like to see a family buy it and start their life there and make their own memories.” The home is being marketed by Jamal Naouri from Place Coorparoo and will be auctioned on Saturday, February 4 at 3pm. 31 Aylesford Street, Annerley is on the market for the first timeA 1920s Queenslander in original condition is on the market in Annerley for the first time since it was constructed. Lily and Edwin Ramsay built the three-bedroom house at 31 Aylesford St in 1923, not long after they married. The couple raised their three children, Noel, Marjory and Allan, in the home and lived at the address for the rest of their lives.last_img read more

The biggest block in Brisbane has hit the market with two houses

first_img401 & 401a Church Road Taigum Qld 4018. Picture: Realestate.com.au 401 & 401a Church Road Taigum Qld 4018. Picture: Realestate.com.auONE of the biggest residential blocks in Brisbane has hit the market along with its two houses, tennis court and pool. 401 & 401a Church Road Taigum Qld 4018. Picture: Realestate.com.au“While not the typical 11,900sqm parcel these grounds are very easy to maintain, yet still extremely private. It also lends itself to a prime development opportunity,” was how he described it. 401 & 401a Church Road Taigum Qld 4018. Picture: Realestate.com.auMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoMr Rowland was marketing it as a “rare opportunity” to get into the acreage market with the 11,900sq m block (1.19 hectares) half an hour from the CBD and its second residence currently earning $430 a week in rent. 401 & 401a Church Road Taigum Qld 4018. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe main home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a remote double garage, spa bath, extensive well-manicured grounds with vegetable garden, salt water inground pool, sauna, flood lit tennis court, three gate access and a 9000 litre water tank. 401 & 401a Church Road Taigum Qld 4018. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe rental property has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, double lockup garage, high cathedral ceilings, large attic storage space, fully fenced child and pet friendly separate garden and a 9,500 litre water tank. Among other large blocks currently on the market was 20 Coriander Place, Forest Lake, a 1.073 hectare site that Chris Foenander of Coronis Forest Lake was marketing as “a blank canvas” 20 minutes to the Brisbane CBD. Another large landholding at 581 Gold Creek Road Brookfield has recently gone under contract. The 1.43 hectare site was being marketed by Ryan Smith of ReMax Profile Real Estate as being “enveloped by the established landscaped grounds”. 401 & 401a Church Road Taigum Qld 4018. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe dual residences at 401 and 401a Church Road in Taigum were a “prime development opportunity” according to listing agents Tristan Rowland and Samantha Foster of Place Aspley, with the owners looking for offers over $1.35 million.last_img read more

Queensland retro home looks straight out of the 1960s

first_imgThis Gold Coast home is a real blast from the pastWHEN a property is marketed as “just like Grandma’s house” you know it is going to be a little bit different.A Gold Coast home that has been put on the market this week has been described by its agents as a quaint time-capsule back to the ‘50s and ‘60s.The three-bedroom home at 27 Mitchell Ave in Molendinar was listed recently through @realty.With an interior design and that had not been updated in decades, agent Gaylia Griffiths decided to market the home to retro-enthusiasts.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“It really is like stepping back in time with all the knick-knacks,” she said. “It just oozes character, there are people out there that would really like it the way it is.”The home is filled with design choices that would have been pretty snazzy a few decades ago, they look a little bit out of the ordinary in 2018.From the yellow kitchentop benches, the large wooden TV cabinet and the floral wallpaper in the bathroom, the hope looks like something from The Brady Bunch.“It feels like you are walking through a movie set,” she said.The home is for sale with all the furniture and vintage bric-a-brac for anyone that wants to keep the retro feel.The home will be auctioned on March 24 at 11am.last_img read more