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Retreat CEO Simpson selected as ‘2010 Grassroots Champion’ by AHA

first_imgBRATTLEBORO, VT (April 7, 2011) ‘ is external) Dr Robert E Simpson, president and chief executive officer of The Brattleboro Retreat, has been chosen by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as the hospital leader in Vermont who did the most in 2010 to help broaden the base of community support for hospitals, to advocate on behalf of patients, and to deliver the hospital message to elected officials. ‘In just a few years, Rob has become a state and national leader on mental health issues,’ said M. Bea Grause, president and chief executive officer of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. ‘His commitment to providing compassionate, effective healing to adults and children has helped to both transform the Brattleboro Retreat and shape state and national policy in many arenas.  We are lucky to have him here in Vermont.’ Simpson will be recognized on Tuesday, April 12th in Washington, D. C., at the AHA’s 6th annual ‘Breakfast of Grassroots Champions’ at the Washington Hilton Hotel. The breakfast will take place during the AHA’s annual meeting. ‘I am honored that advocacy for mental health and addiction services is being recognized, and I see this award as the reflection of our true team effort at the Brattleboro Retreat,’ said Simpson. ‘Everyday we are inspired by the courage of our patients. Our employees are committed to providing excellence in care while advocating for those who may need a voice. At a time when hospitals everywhere have to be more innovative and efficient due to decreasing reimbursements at all levels, our grassroots efforts have never been more important.’ Under Simpson’s leadership, the Brattleboro Retreat saw a 23 percent growth in admissions in 2010.  As a result, the hospital has added beds and jobs. This growth surge was well ahead of similar hospitals in the country that grew by an average of three percent in 2010. ‘Dr. Simpson earned this special recognition through his dedication to the hospital mission, on both the local and national level, and we are looking forward to thanking him and sharing our deep appreciation for his work,’ said Rich Umbdenstock, president & chief executive officer of the AHA. Dr. Simpson says as a result of the increased patient demand and his hospital’s ability to manage growth, the Brattleboro Retreat is also adding more programs for different groups of patients ranging from returning soldiers and veterans to young adults who are in need of more treatment and services. In 2010 the Brattleboro Retreat provided care for approximately 5,250 adults, children and adolescents and experienced as many as 20’24 admissions per day during peak periods. Simpson has been serving the Retreat’s President and CEO since December 2006. For more information, go to is external)  The Brattleboro Retreat, founded in 1834, is a not-for-profit, regional specialty psychiatric hospital and addictions treatment center, providing a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages and their families. Nationally recognized for its premier treatment in behavioral healthcare, the Brattleboro Retreat offers a high quality, individualized, comprehensive continuum of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient treatment. last_img read more

Bar sets events to help sections punch-up their CLE courses

first_imgBar sets events to help sections punch-up their CLE courses August 15, 2002 Regular News Bar and section members who plan CLE seminars will soon have new resources for improving their offerings to Florida’s lawyers.The Continuing Legal Education Committee will combine its late September meeting in Tallahassee with a workshop featuring top state officials and focusing on incorporating state officials and resources into CLE programs.The committee also will use its annual retreat in April for a second workshop for CLE program chairs on how to organize and improve the educational efforts.“My whole year [as chair of the CLE Committee] is ‘How can we make our programs better?’” said new committee Chair Gerald Damsky of Boca Raton.His inspiration, he added, is a series of workshops the committee held several years ago to assist those putting on CLE programs.“We had moderators for each workshop who were experienced. We had people in the audience who had never put on a workshop who could ask the questions they needed answered. And they could exchange ideas,” Damsky recalled. “I can tell you if you had done 100 programs, you would still walk away with a basketful of great ideas.”The Tallahassee meeting is intended to stimulate more great ideas around the theme of how to incorporate state agencies and officials into CLE programs. It is being organized by committee Vice Chair and Supreme Court Clerk Tom Hall.“He graciously set up our first function — a tour of the court with the clerk of the court,” Damsky said with a chuckle. That will include a meeting in the Supreme Court chambers with Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead on how and why to include professionalism in CLE programs.The group will next go to the House chambers in the Capitol for a session led by committee member and legislative staffer Patrick “Booter” Imhof. That segment will include other legislative officials and focus on how the legislature operates and how to keep up with legislative activities.That will be followed by a tour of the Capitol, including committee rooms, the Senate, galleries, libraries, and where to get copies of bills.After lunch, the group will meet in the governor’s Cabinet Room with Secretary of the Department of Management Services Cynthia Henderson (who is a former vice chair of the committee) and other Cabinet and executive office officials. The discussion will be on incorporating Cabinet and executive agencies into CLE programs.“That will be followed by a discussion tying all of this together in CLE programs,” Damsky said.The group will have dinner that night at Nicholson’s Farm House, in nearby Havana.The next day, committee members and section representatives will tour the Bar Headquarters and look at the nuts and bolts of seminar preparation, including visiting the Bar’s printing facilities and video duplication services. The regular committee meeting will include a discussion on improving CLE programs, marketing seminars, new ways to improve courses, and handling CLE publications from start to finish.The meeting is open to all committee members and section CLE officials, although noncommittee members must register ahead of time because of security and possible space considerations. See information below.The retreat, tentatively set for April 25-27 at the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, will continue looking at ways to improve educational courses.“The theme for the retreat is ‘A program chair’s workshop from start to finish: all the things you need to put on a program that is going to be an incredible success,’” Damsky said. “We’re going through selecting a topic, selecting speakers, getting your materials, printing, brochures, marketing your program, and where’s the best place to have your program.”That will include whether the program should be live or taped, or a combination, and using the Internet and other technology to present programs.For more information about the committee and its functions, and about the retreat or the Tallahassee meeting, contact Yvonne Sherron at The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, or phone (850) 561-5620.center_img Bar sets events to help sections punch-up their CLE courseslast_img read more

Indonesia’s Greysia-Apriyani badminton pair secure Barcelona Spain Masters title

first_imgThe Indonesian women’s doubles pair Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu have won the 2020 Barcelona Spain Masters. The Indonesian shuttlers defeated Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva of Bulgaria 18-21, 22-20, 21-17 on Sunday.Greysia and Apriyani started off on the wrong foot and therefore missed the opportunity to secure the first game. However, the next two games were theirs through hard work.“During the first game we were provoked by the opponents’ solid strike and defense. We almost gave up in the second game, but then we managed to find our way to survive the match and secure the title,” Greysia said as quoted by on Sunday. Apriyani said the title was the result of hard work during the match. She said that during the match, the duo’s coach Didi kept saying that they needed to maintain their will to win despite their cornered position.“The coach reminded us again and again of the importance of maintaining a good mental state no matter how bad your situation is. And it works,” Apriyani said.This is the pair’s second title. They also won the 2020 Indonesia Masters.“We do hope that we can maintain this winning momentum throughout this year,” Greysia said.Topics :last_img read more

Thousands of mosques in Xinjiang demolished in recent years: Report

first_imgTopics : ASPI also said nearly a third of major Islamic sacred sites in Xinjiang — including shrines, cemeteries and pilgrimage routes — had been razed.An AFP investigation last year found dozens of cemeteries had been destroyed in the region, leaving human remains and bricks from broken tombs scattered across the land.China has insisted that residents of Xinjiang enjoy full religious freedom.Foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said last week that there were about 24,000 mosques in Xinjiang, a number that per person was “higher than that of many Muslim countries”.Friday’s report comes a day after ASPI said it had identified a network of detention centers in the region much larger than previous estimates.China has said its network of camps are vocational training centers, which are necessary for countering poverty and anti-extremism, while Wang said the institute’s research on the centers was “seriously questionable”.  Chinese authorities have demolished thousands of mosques in Xinjiang, an Australian think tank said Friday, in the latest report of widespread human rights abuses in the restive region.Rights groups say more than one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim Turkic-speaking people have been incarcerated in camps across the northwestern territory, with residents pressured to give up traditional and religious activities.Around 16,000 mosques had been destroyed or damaged, according to a Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) report based on satellite imagery documenting hundreds of sacred sites and statistical modeling.center_img Most of the destruction had taken place in the last three years and an estimated 8,500 mosques had been completely destroyed, the report said, with more damage outside the urban centers of Urumqi and Kashgar. Many mosques that escaped demolition had their domes and minarets removed, according to the research, which estimated fewer than 15,500 intact and damaged mosques left standing around Xinjiang.If correct, it would be the lowest number of Muslim houses of worship in the region since the decade of national upheaval sparked by the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s.By contrast, none of the Christian churches and Buddhist temples in Xinjiang that were studied by the think tank had been damaged or destroyed.last_img read more

European Commission President self-isolating after contact with COVID-19 case

first_imgMeanwhile, more than 35.11 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,035,247​ have died, according to a Reuters tally on Monday.Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.Topics : European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday she would self-isolate until Tuesday after attending a meeting with someone who tested positive.”I’ve been informed that I participated in a meeting last Tuesday attended by a person who yesterday tested positive for COVID-19,” von der Leyen said on Twitter.”In accordance with regulations in force, I’m therefore self-isolating until tomorrow morning. I’ve tested negative on Thursday and am tested again today.”last_img read more

​IPE Conference: AP4 chief in no rush to add illiquids

first_imgSweden’s AP4 is to take its time to use the new freedom lawmakers granted last week on illiquid investments, according to the fund’s chief executive Niklas Ekvall.During a panel discussion centring on long-termism versus short-termism for pension fund investment at the IPE Conference in Dublin this week, Ekvall said: “We are very happy that the new legislation has been decided by the parliament.”He added: “We don’t feel any rush to invest in illiquid assets given that we have the flexibility to make investments when the right opportunities occur.”A week ago, Sweden’s parliament passed a bill revising the mandate for state pension buffer funds AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4, increasing their investment flexibility. Credit: Patrick FrostL-R: Liam Kennedy, IPE editorial director; Niklas Ekvall, AP4; Mark Fawcett, NEST; Richard Williams, Railpen; Niina Bergring, Veritas“We are building up the knowledge and the infrastructure to do illiquid investments, but I’m not saying we are going to go to maximum weighting from day one,” he said. “It seems everyone wants illiquid assets and we have some concerns about valuations, but we’re doing a private credit search for infra debt, loans and real estate debt at the moment.”Fawcett said NEST had an advantage in this area among defined contribution (DC) schemes by being able to control its platform.“The UK DC sector is not well structured because for most DC schemes they have a platform that requires steady liquidity,” the CIO said. “It inhibits long-term investing and particularly in long-term illiquid investments, so we’ve looked to other models.”The DC master trust allocated to a hybrid property fund in 2013, which grants access to direct property investments but with exposure to real estate-related equity to enhance liquidity.Fawcett cited the Australian system, in which 40-50% of investments were allocated to illiquid assets despite the system’s DC design.Railpen grows internal expertiseRichard Williams, CIO of industry-wide pension scheme RPMI Railpen, pointed to future growth in private asset volumes for his fund, which he said had hired between 10 and 15 people in the private markets area over the past year or so. Most recently, the scheme last week hired Andrea Ash from Tesco Pension Fund as a private markets investment director.“I think that process is largely complete,” Williams told the conference.The Railpen scheme was unusual for a UK pension fund in being an open defined benefit (DB) scheme, and as a “surprisingly immature” scheme it was encouraged to invest in assets with a long-term horizon and not to be linked to a benchmark, he added.“In general we don’t have as much risk as we would like in private assets, so that will go up,” Williams said. “We have some reservations about valuations, so we have to look at parts of the market where we think we have a competitive advantage – we have to access that in a different way than we did previously.”Meanwhile, Niina Bergring, CIO and deputy chief executive of Finnish pension insurance company Veritas, said her fund’s asset allocation had been slightly defensive compared to those of its competitors this year.“But we can never deviate too far,” she explained. “We’ve had a slightly lower equity exposure which was holding us back, but it is now benefiting us.” Asked about when the pension fund would make use of its new ability to put up to 40% of its SEK367bn (€35.9bn) of assets into illiquid investments given current valuations, Ekvall told the conference that valuations were always an issue.“You need to consider this in the very long term,” he said.Mark Fawcett, CIO of UK auto-enrolment scheme NEST, also said his pension scheme would take its time to make investments in longer-term illiquid assets.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

Yinson bags long-term deal for Addon FPSO

first_imgAfter months of negotiations and short-term contract extensions, Malaysian FPSO provider Yinson has managed to secure a longer-term contract for its FPSO Adoon with Addax Petroleum Development in Nigeria.Illustration only – An FPSO offshore Nigeria. Source Wikimedia under Public Domain licenseIn a statement on Tuesday, Yinson said that it had on June 17 entered into a contract with Addax for an additional duration of four (4) years with retrospective effect from October 17, 2018, to October 16, 2022.The value of the Contract extension from June 17, 2019, is estimated to be $137.5 million (equivalent to approximately RM574.1 million).As previously reported, Yinson in May announced it had won a one-month extension for the FPSO moored at Block OML 123 offshore Nigeria. The extension, worth $3.18 million, was valid until June 16, with the two companies in talks over what Yinson hoped to be a long-term deal. This has now materialized.According to Yinson, FPSO Adoon achieved 100% uptime throughout 2018, “a perfect streak which has remained unbroken since Q2 2015.”The vessel started operations in Nigeria in 2006. The FPSO has a storage capacity of 1.7 million barrels.The 1985-built vessel, moored at the Antan field offshore Nigeria, won its first contract with Addax in October 2006. After the original contract expired on October 16, 2014, it was extended for another year.After that, the contract was extended for another three years to October 16, 2018. Upon the October 2018 expiration, Addax extended the charter until January 2019, then until April 16, followed by another extension till May 16, and, most recently, until June 16, before deciding to extend this week to October 2022.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more

Cannabis use linked to academic failure

first_imgStuff 10 September 2014Cannabis use among teens has long-term harmful consequences, a damning new study shows.The study, published in the Lancet, shows daily cannabis users under the age of 17 were 60 per cent less likely to complete high school or attend university and were nearly seven times more likely to attempt suicide.Daily users were also 18 times more likely to become addicted to cannabis and eight times more likely to use other illicit drugs.Researchers from three large, long-running studies in Christchurch and Melbourne combined data to investigate the link between cannabis use in adolescence and outcomes later in life.Professor David Fergusson, leader of the University of Otago’s Christchurch Health and Development Study (CHDS), said the latest research was the largest single consistent study ever done on adolescent use of cannabis.Moves to legalise cannabis could put adolescents at increased risk of harm, and “should be carefully assessed against the potential for increasing the availability and/or use of cannabis to young people”, he said.The most significant finding was the effect of regular cannabis use on educational achievement, he said. cannabis risky for teens – study3News 10 September 2014Teenagers who use cannabis daily are seven times more likely to attempt suicide and 60 percent less likely to complete high school than those who don’t, latest research shows.It also found teenage users of cannabis are 60 percent less likely to get a university degree and more likely to use other illicit drugs.The report, published in the latest edition of medical journal The Lancet, combined data from three long-running Australasian studies that examined associations between cannabis use in adolescence and outcomes in later life.One of the studies was the University of Otago’s Christchurch Health and Development Study (CHDS).–study-2014091010last_img read more

Europa League: Man Utd, others know last 16 foes

first_img The first leg will take place in Linz on March 12, with the second leg taking place at Old Trafford on March 19. The Red Devils secured their place in the last 16 with an emphatic 6-1 aggregate win over Club Brugge. The scores were level at 1-1 going into the second leg on Thursday night but United quickly took command of the match at Old Trafford, sprinting into a 3-0 lead before half-time. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live InBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Most Beautiful Modern Chinese ActressesAwesome Caricatures Of 23 Marvel Heroes90s Stunners Who Still Look Gorgeous10 Largest Cities In The World Read Also: Ighalo sends message to Man United fans after debut goal vs Club Brugge Bruno Fernandes, Odion Ighalo and Scott McTominay all scored in the first half, before a second-half brace from Fred – his first two goals under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – put the gloss on an impressive win. Full Europa League last-16 draw Istanbul Basaksehir vs CopenhagenOlympiakos vs WolvesRangers vs Bayer LeverkusenWolfsburg vs Shakhtar DonetskInter Milan vs GetafeSevilla vs RomaFrankfurt or Salzburg vs BaselLASK vs Manchester United FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United have discovered their opponents in the last 16 of the Europa League and they will face LASK over two legs. Loading… last_img read more

October 14, 2018 Police Blotter

first_imgOctober 14, 2018 Police Blotter101418 Decatur County EMS Report101418 Decatur County Fire Report101418 Decatur County Law Report101418 Decatur County Jail Report101418 Batesville Police Blotterlast_img

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