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Palm-framed vistas of the blue Pacific and the golden Santa Ynez Mountains. The scent of eucalyptus mixed with the saltwater breeze. Breathtaking natural beauty combined with enormous intellectual vitality. This is the University of California, Santa Barbara, and there is no other campus quite like it.

Here on the edge of the Pacific, in a setting removed from urban pressures and distractions but vibrant with cultural and academic activity, many of the country’s most promising students join a community of scholars whose accomplishments are internationally recognized and whose skills as teachers are evident each day in classrooms and laboratories.

In the humanities and the arts as well as in engineering and the sciences, UC Santa Barbara introduces students to novel ways of thinking, learning, and conducting research.

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Pioneering research is a critical component of the highest quality education. UCSB’s faculty includes six Nobel Prize winners and scores of elected members of national and international academies and societies as well as dozens of winners of Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships. The campus is one of only 62 research-intensive institutions elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.

Within this community of scholars, the life of the mind, the pursuit of knowledge, and the experience of growth, both personal and intellectual, are the hallmarks of daily life. UCSB enrolls more than 23,000 students, almost 3,000 of them at the graduate level. Competition for admission is keen. In recent years the campus has enrolled the most academically competitive and ethnically diverse classes in its history.

More than 200 majors, degrees, and credentials are offered through UCSB’s five schools and the Graduate Division. The College of Letters and Science alone offers 80 majors. The College of Creative Studies offers talented students an alternative approach for pursuing advanced, independent work in the arts, mathematics, or the sciences. The College of Engineering offers degree programs in seven disciplines.

The university also has two professional schools: the Bren School of Environmental Science Management, and the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education.

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The preeminent scholarship, instruction, and public service that define UCSB have helped shape its identity as a place of enormous and exceptional possibility — a magnet for innovation.

Originally a small, independent teachers’ college, Santa Barbara joined the renowned University of California system in 1944 and has since grown to be an integral and important part of public postsecondary education in the state.

Recognition of UCSB’s academic quality takes many forms. One of the most prestigious is support from the National Science Foundation. The campus is now home to 12 national centers and institutes, eight of which are sponsored by the NSF, including the Materials Research Laboratory, the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, the Southern California Earthquake Center and the renowned Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.

The California NanoSystems Institute — one of the California Institutes for Science and Innovation — focuses on dramatic breakthroughs in materials, devices and resulting technologies, made possible by controlling form and function at the nanoscale. The institute is a research partnership with UCLA. New research buildings at both campuses house the institute.

At the interdisciplinary Carsey-Wolf Center, students and scholars study everything from silent films to the latest in digital media and satellite communications, all in the context of a strong liberal arts and sciences curriculum.

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23 Years of Herpes Lawsuits – Do You Have to Tell You

23 Years of Herpes Lawsuits Do You Have to Tell You Have Herpes and When?

You CAN be sued for not telling someone you had herpes. 23 years of herpes lawsuits proves this.

Starting in 1987, Let’s Look Over 23 Years of Herpes Lawsuits

In 1987 Tony Bennett made headlines when he was ordered by the courts to undergo medical tests to determine if he could have given a woman genital herpes. Bennett said he didn’t have herpes and that his doctors report confirmed this. Her lawsuit was for $95 million and he, naturally, was counter suing for $100 million.

I can find many references to the filing of this case, and none to how it was eventfully settled .

Also in 1987, this was making headlines:

The decision upheld the right of Jane Maharam, 56, to sue her former husband Robert, 56, on her claim that he had herpes and did not tell her. The court found that such partners have a legal duty to inform each other about their venereal diseases.

1992 was another big year in herpes lawsuits:

One of the big news items was that a 1986 lawsuit filed again the actor/comedian Robin Williams was finally settled. That’s 6 years later after the herpes lawsuit was filed! The case was settled out of court for an “undisclosed sum.”

The 1992 article in The New York Times, “Pillow Talk ” brings up much that is still hotly being debated today:

1. Mr. Williams s lawyer, argued in court papers that a person who doesn t ask and doesn t insist on prophylactics should assume the risks.

2. So, legal experts have begun to ask whether the responsibility for taking precautions should be shared. Everybody should be on notice that unprotected sex creates risks of all sorts, and you shouldn t rely totally on the good-faith disclosure of a partner, said Catherine O Neill of the Legal Action Center.

3. He also noted that judges have not come right out and described what they would consider a legally acceptable way to break the bad news to a lover. They haven t exactly spelled out a kind of Miranda warning for these cases, Mr. Rabin said.

4. In herpes litigation, the claims against partners have ranged from those who sinned by omission, keeping mum about their status, to those who, when asked if they had a sexually transmitted disease, lied. In a 1984 opinion in a herpes case, a California appellate court acknowledged that while rulings on bedroom behavior infringed the right to privacy, public-health-policy concerns loomed larger. Courts have decided that if someone is infected, aware of it and sexually active, that person has a duty to inform a partner, who by extension, has a right to know.

2004 Herpes Lawsuits

In 2004 it was alleged NOT that Liza Minnelli had actually given David Gest herpes, but that Liza Minnelli had not told him that she had herpes until months after they had been married. Essentially, what was put forth was that this would make the prenuptial agreement invalid as the agreement would have been based on fraud… not all the information was given to Gest when signing the prenup.

2006 Herpes Lawsuit

Michael Vick, the football player who was later went to jail for dog-fighting and animal cruelty, settled a lawsuit filed by a woman who said he knowingly gave her herpes. The name “Ron Mexico” became infamous as that was the fake name Vick is reported to have used when seeking treatment for herpes.

2007 Herpes Lawsuit

In Los Angeles CA, Elizabeth Mazzocchi filed a herpes lawsuit against NYPD Blue actor Esai Morales. Once again, you only can find reference to the announcement of the lawsuit, and no reference to its outcome .

2009 Herpes Lawsuit

A woman was awarded $7 million in a suit filed by a 56 year old woman who was infected with herpes by a 77 year old man. Interesting here is the woman said she was denied health insurance after getting infected with herpes. The77 year old man said he would appeal.

2010 Herpes Lawsuit

A woman from Chicago filed a herpes lawsuit seeking $50,000 against her husband. The 1987 Tony Bennett lawsuit was for $95 million. Now, lawyers will take cases for $50,000. It seems it’s getting easier and easier to sue for herpes.

Where there is blood in the water, you are sure to find sharks. Lawyers seem to be more actively chasing the herpes ambulance.


• Is there a double standard for oral herpes and genital herpes? Is this fair?

• Should people have to disclose that they have oral herpes before kissing another person?

• Can you be sued for having HSV-1 (usually oral herpes) and having oral sex, and not telling the other person?

• If you give a person HSV-1 through oral sex can you be sued?

• Can you be sued for KISSING another person and giving them HSV-1 oral herpes?

• Do you have to tell that you have genital herpes if you practice safe sex and it’s a one night stand?

• If you are participating in RISKY BEHAVIOR, does that mean you assume the risk? (Could a prostitute sue someone for giving her herpes?)

• Do porn stars have a right to know if the person they are working with has herpes?

• Must you tell the truth of your STD status if the other person asks? In other words, “Is LYING the same as simply not telling?”

• Is the responsibility of discussing herpes and other STDs a one way street? Is only a person who knows they have or have had an STD required to bring it up?

• Is a person who has unprotected sex with lots of people required to be truthful about this when asked? After all, it’s the risky behavior that makes a STD more likely. People that get tested are simply being responsible. Must the responsible people bear all the responsibility simply because they got tested?

• Does a person have a LEGAL responsibility to know their STD status? If a person is having unprotected sex with multiple partners, shouldn’t they know that they may be passing on STDs to other people, even if they haven’t received an official test? A reasonable person would know this.

• Is a person who has a STD but fails to get tested still legally responsible for giving the other person their STD? (The ignorance is bliss excuse is an excuse…)

• Is HSV-1 a sexually transmitted disease?


Consequences of a Hit and Run Accident #accident #attorney #albuquerque


Consequences of a Hit and Run Accident

Getting into a vehicle accident can spur some pretty basic human instincts: If we feel we ve done something wrong, our first impulse could be to flee the scene. But it should come as no surprise that fleeing the scene of a car accident can result in very serious ramifications down the road. We’ll look at those consequences in this article.

What is Hit and Run?

Generally speaking, a hit and run is defined as being involved in a car accident (either with a pedestrian, another car, or a fixed object) and then leaving the scene without stopping to identify yourself or render aid to anyone who might need assistance. At least a few states also include in the definition of hit and run any collision with an animal.

In most states it doesn t matter whether you caused the accident or not. The act is committed simply by leaving the scene. If you must leave the scene of an accident to access emergency assistance — by going to a nearby hilltop to get a cell phone signal, for example — most states do not consider that to be a hit and run, as long as you return immediately to the accident scene.

Most states do not require that the hit and run occur on a highway or public road. Many states extend hit and run laws to cover parking lot collisions. For example, if you back into an unoccupied car in a parking lot and fail to leave a note with your contact information on the windshield, the laws of many states treat this as a hit and run.

Criminal Penalties for Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident

The criminal penalties imposed for a hit and run vary from state to state. Many states classify the criminal penalties for a hit and run as either felonies or misdemeanors, depending on the circumstances. Felony hit and run is defined by most states as leaving the scene of an accident where there is any type of injury to a person, whether the injured person is a pedestrian or an occupant of a vehicle.

The penalties for felony hit and run can be quite severe. Most states impose fines of between $5,000 and $20,000. And there is very real potential for incarceration as punishment for a felony hit and run. Depending on the nature of the accident and the injuries that resulted, in some states a felony hit and run is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Remember, a hit and run might be classified as a misdemeanor instead of a felony. While the term misdemeanor sounds relatively minor to some people, in most states misdemeanors are punishable by a significant fine of up to $5,000 and also by up to one year in jail.

Administrative Penalties for Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident

In addition to the criminal penalties for hit and run, almost every state imposes administrative penalties related to your driver s license. These penalties are often imposed through the individual state s Department of Motor Vehicles.

Any conviction for hit and run, regardless of whether it s for a felony or misdemeanor, typically results in an automatic suspension or revocation of your driver s license for a period of six months or so. In some states the revocation can be as long as three years. Depending on the state in which you live, and the nature and circumstances of the car accident in which you were involved, the penalty for hit and run may include a lifetime revocation of your driver s license. These administrative penalties are in addition to any criminal punishment that might be imposed for hit and run.

Civil Penalties for Hit and Run

If you have caused the accident, it is possible that another person involved in the crash may sue you in court for the damages they suffered. Such a lawsuit may ask for monetary compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.

Of course, this kind of lawsuit is likely to happen anyway even if you did not commit a hit and run at the scene of the accident, if you are deemed at fault for the car accident. But if you are liable for hit and run on top of having caused the accident, the damages that a court orders you to pay will almost surely be increased. Many states will impose treble damages on you. What this means is that any damages awarded to the plaintiff are automatically tripled, mainly to punish the defendant’s bad behavior.

For example, if the jury in a civil suit awards the plaintiff $10,000 in damages, the judge will automatically triple that amount to $30,000 because the hit and run amounts to particularly reckless and egregious conduct. In most instances, treble damages of that nature are not covered by your car insurance policy. In other words, you will have to pay that amount out of your own pocket.

Your Insurance Company

In addition to the other penalties we’ve already touched on, many insurance companies have a practice of cancelling your automobile insurance policy if you are guilty of a hit and run. Learn more about the role of car insurance in a car accident case .

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Testing an WebAPI app in memory – david whitney, agile – software


One of the nice things around the rising tide of OWIN in the .NET ecosystem is that it literally supports пїЅhosting anywhere пїЅ as long as thereпїЅs a viable host!пїЅ. For fans of TDD, the great thing about this is пїЅanywhereпїЅ includes пїЅinside your unit testsпїЅ.

This lets you build a really powerful development workflow where you can lean entirely on your test runner while building your APIs, and not have to bother with the painful cycle of breaking out into external tools. You get to execute the entire WebAPI stack, from inside your acceptance or unit tests and get rapid feedback.

This only works if youпїЅre using WebAPI hosted пїЅusing OWINпїЅ, and allows you to write tests that look like this:

Combined with manipulation of your container registrations, you can execute full stack tests with a single mocked out component like your data store like this:

Powerful right? Lets take a look at how we put this together over a vanilla WebAPI controller, with a single DIпїЅd dependency.

WeпїЅre going to use a few nuget packages пїЅ the ones provided by Microsoft to host OWIN components in IIS, some testing helpers that support in process hosting of OWIN components outside of IIS, and Ninject an IoC container.пїЅ We have a packages.json that looks like this:

Our solution looks like this:

There are a couple of important pieces here пїЅ the WebAPI app with itпїЅs OWIN Startup file, a Ninject dependency resolver to hook up IoC into WebAPI, and the controller described earlier. In addition to this we have the interface IGetValues implemented by ValueService. For this example, ValueService is very simple:

Your OWIN startup class is effectively your пїЅGlobal.asaxпїЅ пїЅ it bootstraps your app and configures components.

YouпїЅll see that weпїЅre configuring routes, creating a new Ninject пїЅStandardKernelпїЅ IoC container, and using the Ninject.Extensions.Conventions library to bind up all our components пїЅ in this case just our IGetValues service. IпїЅll skip over the implementation of the Ninject dependency resolver, but all it does is delegate calls to create components to the Ninject standard kernel.

Pressing F5 in Visual Studio will launch the WebAPI app in IIS Express, and you can visit it in a browser

Now we have a working WebAPI app, lets see how we can test it in memory. We want to build a test that runs the whole of the WebAPI stack in memory, and asserts on its response.

To do this, we need to use a couple of packages пїЅ the Microsoft Owin HttpListener package, the Owin Hosting package and Owin testing package, alongside our test framework (NUnit).

With those packages installed, we can write a test that wires all these components together.

What weпїЅre doing here is using the Owin hosting components to invoke our apps Startup class, hosted over HttpListener, on localhost on the port 8086. WeпїЅre then using a regular HTTP client to connect to this server, execute a request, and assert on a response. ItпїЅs a small marvel that we can do this at all, but TDDers will be cringing at the amount of noise in the test distracting you from the meaningful parts of your test пїЅ the preconditions and assertions. We can do better than this!

A Less Noisy Approach

Consider this class

Firstly, itпїЅs a base class that tidies all the noise out of the way пїЅ all the boilerplate code is moved into a test fixture setup and teardown, and weпїЅre detecting the first available free port to ensure that tests written execute on any machine theyпїЅre executed on. Using this class, our previous test becomes

instantly becoming readable and exposing only the things we really care about in the test пїЅ what weпїЅre asking our code to do, and what the response is. We can pretty much use this base class everywhere because itпїЅs bootstrapping our entire application for each text fixture.

Given how hard itпїЅs previously been to test the full ASP.NET web stack, this is a revelation пїЅ you can write full stack acceptance tests without an installed web server, and with no additional infrastructure or support.

In real world examples your application likely has many components that connect to and use external resources (databases, web services) that youпїЅll want to isolate and replace with test doubles. With some creative use of our IoC container, we can get the best of both worlds and execute full stack acceptance tests (because at this point, weпїЅre definitely not пїЅunit testingпїЅ) while swapping out пїЅjustпїЅ your data access component or пїЅjustпїЅ an API client library to provide fake responses.

To do this, we want to rebind parts of our application stack for each test, and luckily, Ninject (and pretty much any other good container) makes this quite easy. Consider the following additions to our base class

ItпїЅs a little bit long winded, but what weпїЅre doing is maintaining a dictionary of Mock objects (using Moq) and providing some helper methods for use in our unit tests. When a unit test calls the method пїЅMockOutпїЅ a mock is generated and returned for the test to use. This Mock is пїЅfrozenпїЅ for the duration of the test fixture and rebound into our IoC container.

What this means is that we can bootstrap our entire stack, and then re-register a single component to a Mock, letting us manipulate a single external resource. This becomes exceptionally useful in our broad acceptance tests

Here you can see weпїЅre replacing the implementation of IGetValues with a mock that returns a known value, and asserting that the full stack call returns a body with that value in it. The test is synthetic, but the application is very real пїЅ you could mock out API calls to third parties, mock out your entire data store or a single component and verify the full execution of your entire system.

These broad acceptance tests, combined with unit tests of individual components give you the perfect mix of high level пїЅfeature focusedпїЅ tests (you can add a BDD framework of choice if thatпїЅs your thing) that assert on behaviour not implementation and regular пїЅTDD Unit TestsпїЅ around the components that your system is composed from.

There are lots of parts of ASP.NET vNEXT that are пїЅcoming soonпїЅ or пїЅwait and seeпїЅ, but the community effort around OWIN and the maturation of some of the middleware frameworks makes this a technique you can and should adopt now.

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5 Responses to Testing an ASP.NET WebAPI app in memory

While not quite as completely end to end as the solution you have provided, you can also assign an HttpServer instance to be the HttpMessageHandler of an HttpClient, which allows you to use an HttpClient in exactly the manner you have described here, but without using any system resources to bind the site to an actual port (which has a happy side effect of not requiring you to run the tests as an administrator). Additionally, this lets you test sites which are not currently OWIN-hosted.

Really nice solution.

Question though. if your api uses the Authorize attributes how can we implement this with inmemory testing?

Hi. Have you ever had an issue where you ran a test suite and only the first test passes and the rest fail with test server returning 500 internal server error? How can I debug the 500 error?

if your api uses the Authorize attributes how can we implement this with inmemory testing.
No answer?

If you need a mocking server, you can take a look at WireMock.Net.

This is a C# .NET version which mimics the functionality from

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How To Become A Sports Psychologist #colleges #that #offer #sports #psychology


Sports Psychology Careers

What is Sports Psychology?

For many people, playing sports is a fun way to stay fit, and compete with friends and peers. A select few might also make a pretty decent living by playing professional sports. But what makes some strive to play sports, to compete? What makes some push themselves to their limits for nothing more than the satisfaction of winning? How does playing sports affect people mentally and emotionally?

These are just a few of the questions that sport psychologists try to answer. Sports psychology is a branch of psychology that focuses on how individuals are affected by playing sports as well as how to improve a person’s mindset in order to excel at sports. A sport psychologist understands that individuals who play sports must be healthy in both their bodies and minds in order to succeed. At times, some athletes need help overcoming psychological issues that do not allow them to play to their full potential. Reducing stress and extreme anxiety before events often leads to better performances by athletes.

Sport psychologists often work with several different types of athletes, from amateurs to professionals. Athletes might seek out these professionals on their own, or coaches might seek the help of these types of psychologists when they notice that the athletes under their tutelage seem to be off. According to one study, the majority of Olympic athletes have used several different types of psychological treatments to reduce anxiety before performances.

Athletes aren’t the only ones that can benefit from sport psychology, however, although they are the most likely. Some individuals who are in the middle of high stress and highly competitive careers might also benefit from a few counseling sessions with sport psychologists. This can include professionals such as business people, performing artists, and politicians.

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The history of sport psychology began back in the late 19th century, with Norman Triplett. Triplett was a psychology professor at Indiana University during this time, and he conducted research on cyclists. The results of his research showed that the cyclists in his experiments typically performed better when they were riding with others in a group, compared to when they were riding alone. In 1920, the first sport psychology laboratory was founded by Carl Diem in Germany. Coleman Griffith, who worked with athletes from the Chicago Cubs, soon followed suit and founded the first sport psychology laboratory in the United States. It wasn’t until 1987, though, that the American Psychological Association created the sport psychology division, Division 47.

Today, the branch of sport psychology is still going strong and advancing. Competitive sports are very popular, to both play and watch. Sports fans love to see their favorite sports stars do well, and sport psychologists are in demand to help make this happen.

Why Do We Need Sports Psychology?

Sport psychology can be used to help understand what motivates athletes and what makes them perform better. Professionals in this field are very knowledgeable and compassionate regarding the challenges and pressures that most athletes face today. Athletes that take advantage of counseling from a sport psychologist will often be better contenders and have more fulfilling careers.

So, what’s that mean for the Average Joes glued to their television sets every Sunday afternoon? Well, it gives us more reasons to cheer on our favorite athletes and sometimes makes us want to get up and compete ourselves.

What are the Education Requirements for a Sports Psychology Career?

Below is the complete educational path for the Psychologists:

A combination of physical education and psychology is essential for starting a sport psychology career. Some colleges and universities might offer sport psychology bachelor degree programs. which includes a blend of psychology courses and physical education courses. A sport psychology career, however, can also usually be started with a bachelor’s degree in general psychology. A few aspiring sport psychologists, however, may even be able to begin their careers with a bachelor’s degree in physical education.

Because there are very few permanent sport psychology positions available for those with bachelor degrees, most individuals pursuing sport psychology careers also usually earn advanced degrees as well. Many universities offer master’s and doctoral degree programs in sport psychology.

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What Does a Sports Psychologist Do?

A sport psychologist might spend his time in two different aspects of this field – research or counseling.

Research in sport psychology involves studying and observing athletes in order to find out what motivates them to keep pushing on, and what gives them the thirst for landing in the winner’s circle. A sport psychology researcher might also try to find ways for athletes to perform better and with fewer obstacles. The knowledge gained through this research can then be applied during counseling sessions with athletes.

In order to help an athlete, a sport psychologist must be able to first identify the problem that the athlete is facing. An athlete might benefit from a counseling sport psychologist in a number of situations. Some athletes, for instance, may be having trouble concentrating due to a number of personal issues, such as family problems or relationship problems. Contrary to what some may think, athletes also suffer from such things as confidence issues, low self-esteem, and body image. Performance anxiety and burnout are other common problems faced by many athletes, no matter how talented they are.

Depending on the situation, a sport psychologist might work with athletes one-on-one or in groups. Teams, for instance, will often benefit from group therapy, since the members of the team must work together in order to win.

A sport psychologist might use a number of different methods to help athletes who need to overcome certain problems. For instance, they will often lend a non-judgmental ear to frustrated and overwhelmed athletes; sometimes, just the act of talking about certain negative situations can be all that’s necessary to overcome them. Most times, however, a sport psychologist will offer advice and guidance on how to overcome these problems. He may recommend a little rest and relaxation for the burnt out athlete, or he might teach an overly anxious athlete several different relaxation exercises to perform before each game or match. He might teach an athlete visualization techniques or how to tune out distractions.

Some sport psychologists might also work closely with once enthusiastic athletes that have suffered injuries as well. Depending on the severity of the injury, a sport psychologist may attempt to help a recovering athlete segue back into his career with as little stress as possible. Some athletes don’t have this choice, however, and they may need the help of a sport psychologist to help them deal with the fact that they may not be able to play their sport with as much talent and drive as they had at one time.

Where Do Sports Psychologists Work?

Sport psychologists typically work in facilities that cater to and accommodate athletes of all different shapes, sizes, and ages.

High schools and colleges might hire a sport psychologist to talk with and counsel their student athletes, for instance. Some sport psychologists may even work exclusively with professional sports teams and other professional athletes. Sport psychologists can also usually find employment at hospitals, physical rehabilitation centers, and gyms.

Sports psychologists can also choose to open their own practices, much like most other psychologists. The Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) provides an excellent resource section on professional development .

What is the Annual Average Salary for a Sports Psychologist?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for a general psychologist was $93,050 in May of 2015. Psychologists that worked in hospitals earned a annual average salary of $90,650 and those in private practice earned a annual average salary of $98,590.

Salaries for sport psychologists can vary, though, depending on a number of factors, such as location and demand. Those in larger metropolitan areas with a proven track record of getting results, for instance, will usually be able to command a higher wage.

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Finding cheap auto coverage in Washington, D.C. can be challenging. District of Columbia car insurance comes with some of the steepest prices in the country because of several factors, including high population density and accident frequency. Car insurance rates are also plain unpredictable; a single policy can fetch quotes that are thousands of dollars apart, depending on the insurer.

To help D.C. drivers simplify their shopping and get a quality deal, NerdWallet researched rates from the five largest insurance companies operating in the district and found the three cheapest options for these driver types:

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Cheapest for good drivers

For drivers with no at-fault accidents, DUIs or moving violations.

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Drivers in their early 20s typically don t have families, expensive cars or high-priced assets to protect — and can usually get by with less car insurance than older, more established motorists. As a result, young drivers can find pretty cheap Washington, D.C. car insurance. USAA again led the field with the cheapest estimate in our analysis. Geico returned a sample quote under $38 a month, which probably won t break even a young driver s budget.

Cheapest for drivers with one at-fault accident

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Your risk profile goes up if you have at-fault accidents on your record, which could mean higher premiums when shopping around. In our test, causing just one incident raised a driver s lowest available quote by almost $400 a year. That said, rates could be a lot worse. Sample prices nearly reached $5,000 a year on the high end of our study, proving that drivers with spotty records can benefit more than just about anyone else from comparing as many offers as possible.

Cheapest for drivers with poor credit

For drivers placed in the lowest credit tier as determined by the industry.

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Frustrating as it may be, having a low credit score can be particularly damaging to your D.C. car insurance premium. The lowest average quote in our test — from Geico at $1,608 per year — was about $550 a year more than lowest price offered to good drivers of the same age with no credit issues. State Farm offered a significantly higher sample price.

Cheapest for retired drivers

For drivers in their mid- to late 60s who no longer use their car for commuting.

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For most categories, NerdWallet averaged rates from the largest insurers for 30-year-old men and women in 10 ZIP codes and with 100/300/50 liability insurance limits, 100/300 uninsured and underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage, and $50,000 uninsured and underinsured property damage coverage. We used a 2012 Toyota Camry in all cases.

Our sample retired driver was 67 and drove 50% fewer annual miles than other groups. Our sample young driver was 22 and carried the minimum required coverage. These are sample rates generated through Quadrant Information Services. Your own rates will be different.

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Texas SB4 Immigration Enforcement Law: 5 Things to Know

Protesters against SB4 rally outside the Texas Department of Insurance building, where Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has an office in Austin, Texas. Jay Janner / AP

The state of Texas has passed a law that has been described as a ban on “sanctuary” cities, but there is much more to the law that doesn’t get captured by that term.

Opponents say it not only puts immigrants in the cross hairs of law enforcement, but also U.S. citizens, legal residents, public officials and law enforcement officers. The law’s supporters say it is designed to boost public safety by enforcing laws already in place.

The Texas law, which goes into effect in September, follows one passed in Arizona that also tried to use local and state law enforcement to question the immigration status of residents. The Supreme Court gutted the Arizona law and a settlement removed a “show me your papers” provision requiring officers to investigate a person’s immigration status if they had “reasonable suspicion” the person was illegally in the U.S.

The legal fight over the law has already begun, so here are five things to know about the law:

It’s not just police who will enforce immigration

The law enlists city council members, members of county commissions or other local governing bodies, sheriffs, district and city attorneys and even police on the campuses of colleges and universities in the effort. It prohibits them from adopting any policy to prohibit or “materially limit” a corrections officer, commissioned peace officer, booking clerk, magistrate, district attorney, criminal district attorney or other prosecuting attorney from checking into a person’s immigration status and reporting that information to the feds or another local entity.

Government officials or campus police in those positions also can’t stand in the way of federal immigration officers enforcing immigration laws at a local jail.

Officials can be removed for not complying with the law

Some officials have said the law doesn’t mandate that local entities investigate a person’s immigration status, but it permits it.

But the law allows state officials to remove from office any elected or appointed official who prohibits or “materially limits” enforcement or cooperation with immigration federal officials. Uncooperative sheriff, police chief, constable or jail administrators could face Class A misdemeanor charges. Defiance could mean fines of between $1,000 to $1,500 for the first violation and $25,000 to $25,500 for each one after that.

Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) said the state is treading precarious ground with those provisions. He argues a local official who voices disagreement with the provision could be seen as obstructing police officers from immigration enforcement. The provision may not stand up against First Amendment protections, he said.

But Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the law has “already been tested at the United States Supreme Court and approved there.”

It encourages people to turn in their local government or university officials

The state’s cops, sheriffs and government officials may have to keep looking over their shoulder. Employees of the local governments or colleges and universities can turn in any employer who is not following the law. Then, the attorney general can order compliance or take the entity to court.

Victims and witnesses could be asked about their immigration status

There are protections for crime victims or witnesses from being questioned about immigration status. But the law also provides some exemptions.

Officers can ask the victim or witness about their nationality or immigration status if the officer has “probable cause” to believe the victim or witness committed another crime. (Entering the country without inspection is a misdemeanor, so that would constitute as a crime).

It promises to defend those who are sued for complying with the law

The law says the state attorney general will defend anyone who is sued for complying with the law. The governor says it’s about public safety.

“This bill will help keep dangerous criminals off our streets and protect innocent lives. For every ounce of criticism, there is a pound of praise from Texans who simply want laws to keep them safe,” stated a spokesperson for Abbott.

Civil rights organizations like MALDEF say there is no question there will be litigation. They say public officials and law officers that honor detainers are certain to face Fourth Amendment legal challenges because there often isn’t sufficient cause for local officials to hold someone in detention beyond a release date. There also are certain to be civil rights and racial profiling accusations.

Texas taxpayers will be footing state costs for defending the law and its enforcers.

“It’s an open checkbook and there are going to be lots of suits,” said Saenz. “Why a fiscally conservative governor and legislature would write a check like that is the untold story.”

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Software Application Development and Maintenance is a part of AWATASoftSys’s Core activity. We offer clients innovative solutions to their software needs using PHP 5, ASP. NET, JSP, J2EE, Java, Voice XML, XML-HTTP Messaging and AJAX technologies with MySQL, MS SQL, Oracle and MS ACCESS as databse. We also develop applications using Content Management Systems such as Joomla and Worpress to non-critical clients. We offer solutions for integrating new or existing system with front and back-office applications. Provide end-to-end business solution to address the support and software maintenance services. Our company has proven experience in delivering quality offshore software application support to business solutions that run the business round the clock.

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Hurdles in outsourcing software development

When you outsource software development work to us or to any one, we advice you to be aware of the following. These are important so the development goes on schedule and longterm business relationships are good.

Be clear with the software requirements. Since the software is going to be your product, we assume, you know what all functions it should have. These should be recorded in all possible detail. This will help both of us make a realistic effort and price estimate. It is necessary to have a long term vision becasue changes to initial assumptions can become costly if not taken into consideration at the initial stages.

As the owner of a software, understand how the intended audience will use the software. What will be his input? What will he expect as response? To make the software friendly to use, how can we make the navigation intutive? To a certain extent, being your software development partner, AWATASoftSys team will discuss and help finalize navigation changes.

To help you freeze the requirements, when you outsource software development work to us, we assign a project manager or technology lead to work with you. Our manager will spend considerable amount of time discussing the feature and possible extensions of all functionalities so that the changes required in the future versions can be accommodated with ease into the system or database. This will help in long term support of the software and reduce downtime. With this in mind, we will help you prepare a realistic time schedule based on our strength, your budget and your business plan.

As a software development company, we work with clients abroad in different timezones. The clients do not see us face-to-face. So it is very important for us to communicate clearly with our clients and expect the same from them. We achieve that via emails and pre-scheduled conference calls.

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    • Credit Insurance: This type of insurance pays the loans of the policy holder in case of any accident of the policy holder or job loss or death.
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    (1) Generically, open source refers to a program in which the source code is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design free of charge, i.e. open. Open source code is typically created as a collaborative effort in which programmers improve upon the code and share the changes within the community. Open source sprouted in the technological community as a response to proprietary software owned by corporations.

    (2) A certification standard issued by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) that indicates that the source code of a computer program is made available free of charge to the general public. The rationale for this movement is that a larger group of programmers not concerned with proprietary ownership or financial gain will produce a more useful and bug -free product for everyone to use. The concept relies on peer review to find and eliminate bugs in the program code, a process which commercially developed and packaged programs do not utilize. Programmers on the Internet read, redistribute and modify the source code, forcing an expedient evolution of the product. The process of eliminating bugs and improving the software happens at a much quicker rate than through the traditional development channels of commercial software as the information is shared throughout the open source community and does not originate and channel through a corporation’s research and development cogs.

    OSI dictates that in order to be considered “OSI Certified” a product must meet the following criteria:

    • The author or holder of the license of the source code cannot collect royalties on the distribution of the program
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    APPSC Group 3 Panchayat Secretary Notification 2017. Andhra Pradesh public service commission has finally announced Recruitment notification for Panchayat secretary (grade iv) in a.p. panchayat raj subordinate service. Applications are invited On-line for recruitment to the post of Panchayat Secretary (Grade IV) in A.P. Panchayat Raj Subordinate Service. The proforma Application will be available on Commission’s Website ( or ( from 31/12/2016 to 30/01/2017 (Note: 30/01/2017 is the last date for payment of fee up- to 11:59 mid night).

    APPSC Panchayat Secretary Notification 2017

    For applying to the post, the applicant has to visit and click the corresponding link given there or alternatively use the URL to directly access the application.

    The Commission conducts Screening test in Off- Line mode in case applicants exceed 25,000 in number and is likely to be held on 23/04/2017 FN .

    The main examination in On-Line mode for candidates selected in screening test will be held through computer based test on 16/07/2017 FN AN .

    The objective type question papers are to be answered on computer system. Instructions regarding this computer based recruitment test are detailed in the Annexure III. MOCK TEST facility would be provided to the applicants to acquaint themselves with the computer based recruitment test. Applicant shall visit the website and practice the answering pattern under MOCK TEST option available on main page of website or

    HALL TICKETS can be downloaded 7 days before commencement of Examination.

    Important Details :

    Name of the Organization: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)

    Name of the Post: Panchayat secretary (grade iv) in a.p. panchayat raj subordinate service

    Online Applications can be filled from : 31/12/2016

    Last date to fill the online applications is : 30/01/2017

    Official Website:

    All desirous and eligible applicants shall apply ON-LINE after satisfying themselves that they are eligible as per the terms and conditions of this recruitment. The details are as follows:-


    Must have passed the Degree from any University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, State Act or a Provincial Act or an Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission.


    No person shall be eligible for direct recruitment if he/she is less than 18 years of age and if he/she is more than 42 years of age as on 01/07/2016.

    *As per G.O.Ms.No.396 General Administration (Ser. A) Dept. Dt.05/11/2016 the upper age limit raised up to 8 years i.e. from 34 to 42 years



    (i) The Applicants have to read the User manual for On-Line submission of application and then proceed further. User manual is available at or

    I STEP: The Candidate after satisfying himself/ herself about the eligibility criteria for the notification shall pay fee through corresponding notification Online Payment Form.

    • At the payment Gateway the candidate has to give his/her Basic Personal Details such as Name of the candidate, Date of Birth, Gender, whether the candidate belongs to Andhra Pradesh State, community, Mobile Number etc. Candidate should enter his/her particulars i.e. Name, Father Name, Mother Name Date of Birth as per his/her Secondary Education Board Class X Certificate. On receipt of fee at Payment Gateway, the candidate will be issued a “Journal Number” with which he / she can proceed with submission of Application online. Issue of Journal Number does not mean that the candidate has completed the submission of application online. It is only a confirmation of the fee received.

    II STEP: After payment of Fee the Applicant should visit Online Application Form Submission link and enter the Journal Number, Date of payment and Date of Birth to get and fill the format of Application and should submit ON-LINE.

    III STEP: The applicant shall affix a recent Colour Passport Size Photograph on a White Paper and then sign below the photograph with Black Pen. Scan the above Photo and Signature and Upload in the appropriate space provided (JPG Format) in Application For

    IV STEP: The applicants have to invariably fill all the relevant columns in the Application and should submit ON-LINE.


    Applicant must pay Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty Only) towards application processing fee and Rs 80/- (Rupees Eighty only) towards Examination Fee.

    However, the following categories of candidates are exempted from payment of examination fee of Rs.80/- only.

    • SC, ST, BC, PH Ex-Service Men.

    • Families having Household Supply White Card issued by Civil Supplies Department,
    A.P. Government. (Residents of Andhra Pradesh)

    • Un-employed youth in the age group of 18 to 42* years as per G.O.Ms.No.439, G.A.(Ser.A) Dept. dated: 18/10/1996 should submit declaration at an appropriate time to the Commission.

    • Applicants belonging to the categories mentioned above (except Physically Handicapped Persons Ex-Service Men) hailing from other States are not entitled for exemption from payment of fee and not entitled for claiming any kind of reservation.

    Mode of Payment of Fee:

    i) The Fee mentioned in the above paragraph is to be paid through Payment Gateway or Net Banking/ Credit card /Debit Card. The list of Banks providing service for the purpose of online remittance of Fee will available on the website.

    ii) The fee once remitted shall not be refunded or adjusted under any circumstances.
    Failure to pay the examination fee and application fee (in non exempt case) will entail total rejection of application.

    iii) IPOs / Demand Drafts are not accepted


    The Scheme Syllabus for the examination has been shown in Annexure-II.

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    4 Ways to Get a Cell Phone Plan With No Credit Check


    4 Ways to Get a Cell Phone Plan With No Credit Check

    Cell phones have practically become an extension of our bodies — they’re our phones, computers, cameras, watches, alarm clocks, game systems and more. But getting one can be difficult if you don’t have credit.

    Carriers want to avoid customers racking up huge bills and then not paying them. To this end, many major cell phone companies will check your credit to evaluate your financial responsibility and ability to pay each month.

    If you have bad credit or no credit history, you may have to jump through some extra hoops, but you can get a cell phone with no credit check.

    1. Go with a prepaid carrier

    Prepaid cell phone plans don’t require a credit check. That’s because you pay in advance for your service, usually on a monthly basis, so there s no risk for the cell phone provider. The four major carriers — Verizon, AT T, Sprint and T-Mobile — offer prepaid plans, often for less than their traditional plans.

    One downside: Because there is no commitment with a prepaid plan, you can’t pay for your phone in installments like you would with a traditional plan. The price can range from less than $1 to more than $500, depending on the phone you choose. But you may be able to avoid the upfront cost of a new phone by using your existing one.

    2. Join a family plan

    Most carriers offer family cell phone plans. and some let you have as many as 10 lines on one plan. Although the main account holder must pass a credit check to establish service, those using the additional lines do not. The main account holder is also the one ultimately responsible if you don’t pay your bill, so take care not to miss any payments.

    If you do join a family plan, you won’t just bypass a credit check, you may also save some money. Traditional individual plans start at $40 to $50, depending on the carrier, but a family plan split four ways can run as low as $25 per person, before taxes, fees and add-ons like insurance.

    3. Pay a security deposit

    You can often get a cell phone plan with no credit history if you first pay a deposit. Deposit amounts will vary based on the carrier and your credit score, but they could run up to several hundreds of dollars. And deposits are generally per line, so if you want multiple phones on your account you will pay multiple deposits. Most carriers will refund your deposit after a year if you consistently pay your bill on time.

    4. Find a co-signer

    Similar to getting a personal loan with bad credit. you can often get a cell phone plan with bad or no credit if you have a co-signer with good credit. Unlike a personal loan, however, the account would be in the co-signer’s name, meaning that person is on the hook if you don’t pay your bill.

    The co-signer can eventually move the account into your name. Most carriers will run your credit when you do so, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to pay a deposit. With T-Mobile, for example, you can usually move the account into your name after 60 days. Although the carrier will check your credit, it won’t require a deposit because the account is already open. Just keep in mind that each carrier handles this differently.

    You have options

    A prepaid plan is often your best bet if you want a cell phone plan but have no credit or bad credit. If the upfront expense of a phone is too much, though, try joining a family plan. That way you can share the plan cost while you work to build your credit enough so you can venture out on your own plan.

    NerdWallet has partnered with BillShark, a company that can help save you money by negotiating your bills for you. If BillShark determines that you re already getting the best rates, there s no cost to you.

    This post has been updated. It was originally published Dec. 22, 2014.

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    Car Insurance for 18 Year Olds

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    You’re 18, you have a driving licence and access to a car – you’ve got the world at your feet –but you’ve also got some of the most expensive motor insurance premiums holding you back.

    Statistically speaking, young drivers are among those most likely to be involved in an accident and therefore make a claim on their insurance. Car insurance companies set higher premiums for younger drivers to offset the increased risk of having to pay out.

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    I’ve been bringing my Bonanza to Dave since I relocated to California several years ago. I always enjoy working with Dave and his crew. Dave specializes in Bonanza’s and Baron’s and has a wealth of used Beech parts. (submitted by hgp)

  • Dan Towery, Towery Aircraft Service, Delaware Air Park, P.O. Box 316, Cheswold, DE 19936 (302) 674-4242

    Dan serviced my plane when I lived in New Jersey. I enjoyed working with Dan and recommend him. Be nice to Dan and maybe he’ll give you a ride in his Funk. He also has a selection of used Beech parts. (submitted by hgp)

  • Santa Ynez Air Center, Santa Ynez Valley Airport, P.O. Box 960, Santa Ynez, Ca 93460, (805) 688-2437 Alan Jones, General Manager

    I have a restored 1974 V35B and this is far in a way the best maintenance I’ve found in California. Additionally, Alan owned a G35 for many years, so he is extremely knowledgeable about older V-tails. I found them because the ABS hosted a service clinic at their facility last year, and you couldn’t help noticing that everything, (including the white epoxy floor) was spotless

    If you haven’t been to Santa Ynez, it’s a nice visit – a small valley with good wineries. It’s actually quite similar to Napa 20 years ago, and only 30 minutes from Santa barbara beaches. (sumbitted by ag)

  • Obtain the set of FAA records on your plane, including 337’s, previous owners, liens. etc. Here’s how.

  • Here’s an outfit which sells a set of balanced fuel injectors for your TCM IO-470, IO-520, or IO-550, which in theory, enables one to lean the engine so that all cylinders peak at about the same time, saving fuel.

  • Noise: It’s the same old story. The airport was built in the middle of nowhere. Developers build homes on adjacent land and sell them to unknowing homeowners-to-be. Complaints start, etc. The fact that the airport preceeded the homes, interesting as it may be, is not necessarily relevent. In any event, perhaps it’s a good idea to be a good neighbor. Here’s an interesting article about controlling propeller noise .

  • Here’s some info from Starr Aircraft Products (tel 903 893-1106/fax 903 893-0551). They have the following 10 models of the Plumly fuel flow computers (a.k.a. “whiz wheels”) at $29.95 each, including shipping. Unfortunately, they do not have any plans to manufacture models for the 550 series. (Thanks, R.V.)

    260 Baron p/n 55-590000-57
    260 Baron p/n 55-590000-23
    285 Baron p/n 55-590004
    285 Baron p/n 55-590011
    225 Debonair p/n 33-590018
    260 Bonanza p/n 33-590028
    260 Bonanza p/n 35-590097
    285 Bonanza p/n 33-590023
    285 Bonanza p/n 35-590120-1
    V35B Bonanza p/n 35-590117

    This just in: I’ve been told that the price is now $81.90.

  • Interesting in installing 20 pound lead weights in the engine keel area of your Bonanza? Here’s the front and back of an appropriate 337 form.

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) #sports #business #mba


    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    Developing Talent: An MBA Program for Tomorrow s Business Competencies

    The MBA program at Concordia University-Portland prepares students for today s complex, competitive, and fast-paced business world. You ll gain the tools to succeed in tomorrow s global and technology-driven business environment, including the knowledge and ability to adapt to changing market forces, through relevant and customizable curriculum. As a result, Concordia s MBA not only equips you to be comfortable with change, it helps you anticipate and embrace it.

    The MBA, reinvented

    Concordia s MBA program will prepare you for fulfilling management careers in business, government, and non-profit sectors. An MBA from Concordia also stresses the critical importance of

    • servant and ethical leadership
    • organizational change through constant innovation
    • global awareness
    • critical thinking
    • decision-making
    • financial modeling
    • project management

    By the time you complete the program, you will be ready to face the evolution of the global business world head on – with a skill-set to help you succeed. Emerge as a problem solver, decision maker, innovator, and ethical and transformational leader. That s the Concordia MBA difference!

    Alumni perspective

    I felt I needed to pursue my MBA to improve my competitive advantage in the marketplace. Sometimes the opportunities in this world are miniscule, and I felt I needed my MBA to set me apart from the competition. However, the MBA I earned at Concordia University Portland is something very deeply personal to me and, because of the rigors of the program, I graduated with a greater perspective of myself and the expectations I am capable of achieving.
    — Ed Allen, MBA 03

    Water and Sewer – FAQs – City of North Miami Beach, Florida



    I’m new to the area. How do I get water service?

    You can establish an account by placing a deposit with us at North Miami Beach City Hall, Customer Service, 17011 N.E. 19th Avenue, Lobby. Hours of service: Mon-Fri, 8:15am – 4:15pm.

    If you call in advance, they can give you the exact amount of the deposit required. Their number is 305-948-2960. They ask that you provide proof of ownership or a copy of a valid lease. They are pleased to initiate service for you the same day if we receive the deposit by 3:00 p.m.

    How do I discontinue my water service?

    To terminate your water service, call Customer Service at 305-948-2960 to request the date you wish your service to be discontinued. Next day service is available Monday through Wednesday. Terminating your water service includes our getting a final meter reading, credit of your initial deposit to your final bill, and mailing a final bill to your forwarding address. If any refund is due, a check will be included with your final bill.

    Why was my water turned off?

    Source: Code of Ordinances. 19-12.2 Delinquent Accounts; Shutting Off Water.

    a. All bills rendered or charges made by the City which are in arrears as provided in these rules shall be delinquent accounts.

    b. All delinquent accounts, including meter water supply service, may result in the service of the City being discontinued and the water supply shut off from and to the premises of the owner or consumer of such account if in arrears immediately upon such account becoming delinquent or as soon thereafter as practicable and such service will not be resumed or the water turned on to such premises until the amount of the delinquent account and the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars for shutting off and twenty-five ($25.00) dollars for restoring service has been paid.

    c. When an owner or consumer vacates or sells his property leaving a delinquent bill against such property vacated or sold, the City may, at its option, refuse service on any other service the same owner or consumer may be using or intends to use in the future until the date the original account is paid, regardless of whether the other account or consumer is in good standing or not.

    d. Charge for broken locks shall be $25.00.

    e. After the water has initially been turned off by the City, if water is turned back on by the customer without sufficient payment and/or the City’s authorization, progressive turn off methods and devices up to and including a turn off at the main may be implemented. These attempts to turn off water will result in additional fees as follows.

    3. 4th or more – $250.00 for each occurrence

    My water was turned off because of a late payment. How do I get it turned on again?

    If your water service is terminated due to delinquent payment, the delinquent amount and any turn-off, and turn-on fees will have to be paid before water service is established again. Please call Customer Service at 305-948-2960 to request a turn-on. and to notify that your payment has been made.

    In order to provide same day turn-ons, your payment must be received by 3pm.

    What are the hours of Customer Service?

    Monday – Friday, 8:15am – 4:15pm.

    Who can I call with a question about my utility bill?

    Call Customer Service at 305-948-2960, Monday Friday, 8am 5pm.

    What is an estimated water bill?

    From time to time, your water bill is estimated. Usually, the reason is because the meter reader could not access your meter. Perhaps the fence was locked, a dog prevented access, or the meter was obstructed. If your bill is estimated, please call Customer Service at 305-948-2960 to make arrangements for your meter reading.

    Who do I call if I have a water leak?

    The City is not responsible for leaks that occur on private property. You will probably need to contact a plumber. If you are unsure if you have a leak, or need to report a leak outside your property, or inside the meter box, call Customer Service at 305-948-2960.

    What do I do if I have a sewer backup?

    During regular business hours, you can call the Wastewater Division Office (305) 624-1177. After-hours, you can call (305) 652-6460. Our staff will take your information and someone will be dispatched to your home or business to investigate the situation. If the problem is determined to be inside your plumbing system, you have the option to hire your own plumber to clear the line or utilize our crew for a nominal fee ($100 during business hours and $150 for after-hours, nights, weekends and holidays).

    Who do I call about a water main break, or fire hydrant leak?

    During business hours
    Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

    After hours and on weekends
    Emergencies may be reported at

    Where can I get a copy of the latest Water Quality Report?

    View our 2015 Water Quality Report. which was produced and printed in 2016. Data in the report was collected from water samples taken between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015.

    Water Quality Reports

    New Mexico Criminal Law Offices – Albuquerque Criminal Defense Attorneys #best #criminal


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    1st Degree Felony Kidnapping (Sexual Offense Comitted), Criminal Sexual Contact, Battery Against a Household Member (4 Counts) Client faced 23 and ½ years in Jail. All charges dismissed upon Prosecutor’s failure to comply with Defense Council’s Discovery Demands.

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    “I hired Jack because I had no where else to turn. My other Attorney had refused to help me and said that I couldn’t possibly get my unsupervised probation dismissed and my rights granted back to me early. I had been on supervised probation for 5 years without any violations and wanted to get off of my unsupervised probation so I could resume my life without any further complications. Jack got the job done and my life is back to normal. I was so aggravated that my previous attorney wanted $3,500 to file this simple motion and basically told me that it wasn’t going to happen, and that it was a waste of my time. Jack charged me much much less and was confident I would get a favorable outcome. New Mexico Criminal Law Offices are the only place people need to contact if they get into trouble with the law. I can’t thank them, Jack specifically, enough for helping me with my case.”

    Every criminal charge comes with a new set of facts and a new way to interpret the law, which our attorneys are experts in handling.

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    Meaningful Use, Meaningful Use definition, EHR Technology #cms #meaningful #use #stage


    Meaningful Use

    The HITECH Act outlined the intended plans for the adoption of electronic health records through meaningful use. The CMS Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive programs have evolved into three stages of meaningful use with their own goals, priorities, and their own final rule. Meaningful use means providers need to show they re using certified EHR technology in ways that can be measured significantly in quality and in quantity.

    On October 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released final rules that simplify requirements and add new flexibilities for providers to make electronic health information available when and where it matters most and for health care providers and consumers to be able to readily, safely, and securely exchange that information. The final rule for 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria (2015 Edition) and final rule with comment period for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Incentive Programs will help continue to move the health care industry away from a paper-based system, where a doctor’s handwriting needed to be interpreted and patient files could be misplaced.

    To help eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) successfully participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs in 2015, CMS has posted new resources on the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website .

    HITECH Answers Webcast

    On November 11, 2015, HITECH Answers hosted an educational webcast on the rules. The event features experts Jim Tate and Roberta Mullin discussing the Final Rule for Stage 3 meaningful Use and modifying Stage 2. Watch the video recording.

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    Recovering data from a failed RAID can easily turn into a costly ordeal. Please read this page carefully before proceeding. If you would like to get help from experts, please consider using our fee-based RAID recovery service.

    First determine whether the RAID is hardware-based or software-based. The recovery procedures are very different.

    Recovering a hardware RAID

    First determine if the problem is caused by the underlying RAID mechanism. If it is not, follow the simpler recovery procedures for an ordinary drive. The following causes of problem are not related to the RAID:

    • Virus attacks.
    • The volume being deleted, resized, reformatted or otherwise changed in Disk Manager or other disk management utilities.

    If the problem seems to be in the RAID mechanism, determine the operating state of the RAID and take the appropriate actions.

    Avoid the most common mistakes that may cause data to become unrecoverable.

    Hardware RAID operating states

    Current status is normal.
    No controller or disk errors.
    No recent change in RAID configuration.

    RAID is displayed as a single disk.
    Volume configuration has not been changed (screenshot ).

    Volume is inaccessible or accessible with missing files.

    RAID mechanism is operating normally .
    Problem may be unrelated to RAID.

    RAID is displayed as a single disk.
    No drive letter or unformatted volume (screenshot ).

    RAID is displayed as a single disk.
    Volume has been deleted, reformatted, resized (screenshot ).

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    RAID failed and was rebuilt unsuccessfully.

    RAID is displayed as a single disk (screenshot ).

    Volume is inaccessible or accessible with missing files.

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    Abnormal RAID status such as “offline”, “inactive”, “undefined”, etc.
    There may be disk or controller hardware errors.

    RAID is not displayed. Sometimes the individual member disks are displayed as unformatted disks (screenshots ).

    Volume is inaccessible.

    Recovering a software RAID

    First determine if the problem is caused by the underlying RAID mechanism. If it is not, follow the simpler recovery procedures for an ordinary drive. The following causes of problem are not related to the RAID:

    • Virus attacks.
    • The volume being reformatted.

    If the problem seems to be in the RAID mechanism, determine the operating state of the RAID and take the appropriate actions.

    Note that a RAID 0 is also referred to as a striped volume.

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    Credit hour – definition of credit hour by The Free Dictionary #online


    credit hour

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    Full-time Northshore employees who meet admissions requirements can take up to six credit hours per term in undergraduate courses for $25 per credit hour or up to six credit hours per term in graduate courses at $50 per credit hour .

    One credit hour may be awarded per 120 minutes of patient services with a maximum of 12 credit hours per renewal period.

    19 regular meeting to freeze tuition at $140 per credit hour ($104.

    93 more per credit hour. or $358 more for those enrolled in 30 credit hours .

    A credit hour is a mathematical representation of the amount of work and time it takes a student for academic activity and establishes a standard of measurement for both faculty and student workload (National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, 2010).

    Tuition, fees, transfer credit: Part-timers pay $696 per credit hour .

    The four levels of director certification include the Professional Certification, requiring the completion of 50 Credit Hours. Advanced Certification, with a 75 Credit Hour requirement, Masters Certification demanding 100 Credit Hours and the highest level, Executive Masters, the successful completion of 150 Credit Hours .

    In-state tuition will increase $3 per credit hour to $80.

    Tuition at the community colleges also has increased from $11 a credit hour to $18 a credit hour. and students who paid fees earlier in the summer at the lower rate are now being billed for the extra amount.

    In addition to a $10 per credit hour tuition increase, the board also approved two new fees that will consolidate a number of smaller fees.

    AOTMP University recently unveiled new credit hour packages for online and in-person training and certification programs.

    Officials say students at the state’s 24 technical colleges will now pay $89 per credit hour for standard programs, and average tuition for a full 15hour course load this fall will be $1,335, plus books and fees.

    Hospice Respite Care #rotorua #motels

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    St. Joseph Hospice

    Through attentive hospice and general inpatient care, including the latest in palliative care, St. Joseph Hospice provides peace, comfort, and dignity to those facing terminal illness. Our healthcare team is committed to helping patients welcome each day with the hope and expectation of tomorrow. Established in 2002 and named in honor of the Patron Saint of a Peaceful Death, St. Joseph Hospice embraces the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of both the patient and his or her family.

    St. Joseph Hospice supports disaster relief and offers education and resources to communities across the south through The Carpenter Foundation. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!

    Your personnel were like family members caring for their beloved ones.

    —Family member of a St. Joseph Hospice patient

    St. Joseph Hospice has service hubs and offices throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Southeast Texas, and South Alabama. As part of the continuum of care provided by The Carpenter Health Network, we provide specialized palliative care and respite care according to individuals’ evolving needs.

    What is Hospice and Palliative Care?

    Always approached with our patients’ spiritual health as well as their physical comfort in mind, our hospice, palliative, and respite care services include the following:

    • Provide pain and symptom management
    • Provide medications, equipment, and supplies related to the terminal illness
    • Coordinate with physicians to decrease the need for 911 calls and hospitalizations
    • Provide four levels of care based on each patient’s needs: routine home care or palliative care, respite care, inpatient care, continuous (crisis) care
    • Assist with personal care (bathing, shaving, etc.)
    • Help decrease anxiety, depression, and other common emotions associated with terminal illness
    • Offer psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual support to patient and family

    St. Joseph Hospice’s staff and services focus on managing the symptoms of an illness, helping patients maintain the highest quality of life possible and making sure each and every patient is comfortable.

    At St. Joseph Hospice, patients’ needs are met through services like these:

    • General medical care and support
    • Intensive bedside hospice support (Crisis Care)
    • Social services
    • Physician visits
    • Education
    • Psychosocial and bereavement counseling

    The team at St. Joseph Hospice is specifically trained for hospice and respite care, and our staff includes the following:

    • Board-certified hospice & palliative care physicians
    • Registered nurses
    • Licensed practical nurses
    • Certified nursing assistants
    • Medical social workers
    • Non-denominational chaplains & pastors
    • Bereavement professionals
    • Volunteers

    St. Joseph Non-Hospice Support Services

    St. Joseph Hospice is the only agency in Louisiana participating in the new Medicare Care Choices Model. Through the Medicare Care Choices Model, your loved one and continue curative care while receiving hospice-like support services. There are no required copays or deductibles for Medicare Care Choices Model services.

    Beyond Hospice & Palliative Care

    In addition to exceptional hospice and palliative care services, through the St. Joseph Hospice Foundation, The Carpenter Health Network is able to provide assistance to those in need. St. Joseph Hospice Foundation is an active non-profit organization that provides assistance for terminally ill patients and their families throughout Louisiana, South Alabama, Southeast Texas, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. To learn more, visit the St. Joseph Hospice Foundation website.

    Locations Served for Hospice and Palliative Care

    St. Joseph Hospice provides at-home hospice services in the following locations:

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    Charity profile page on BT MyDonate #hospice #los #angeles

    #hospice africa uganda



    Charity description

    Hospice Africa is a Merseyside based UK registered charity (no. 1024903) which promotes palliative care (i.e. pain control) for patients in Africa suffering from cancer.

    Hospice Africa provides funding for patient care and training medical staff at Hospice Africa Uganda (in Kampala, Mbarara and Hoima) and clinics in Malawi, Cameroon, Nigeria and Ethiopia. Since 1993 we have treated over 28,125 cancer patients in Uganda, trained 10,053 nurses, doctors and medical students in the use of oral morphine for pain control and prepared 873 community volunteers to help patients and their families. We have sent £3.8 million to Africa to pay for this. In the year to 31 March 2016 our income was £299,034, and we sent £307,785 to Africa. Our expenses (publicity, fund raising, accounting and AGM costs) were £3,082, about 1% of our income. We do not employ anyone in the UK.

    Charity No: 1024903

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    McKesson Homecare™ and McKesson Hospice™ have been updated with new functionality that helps improve medication management. Medication reconciliation has been in the news recently, the result of a Kaiser Health News analysis of Medicare inspection records that identified more than 3,000 home Continue reading

    How valuable are your referring physicians and hospitals to your home care organization? If general trends hold true for home care marketing, the correct answer is very valuable. Research from an online marketing firm shows that referred customers have a 25% higher lifetime value and are 18% Continue reading

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    Are you looking for a little more wall space in your office? That white board or large calendar where you schedule home health or hospice supervisory visits will become redundant in the update of McKesson Homecare™ and McKesson Hospice™. Performing and tracking required supervisory visits Continue reading

    Cold, hard data is a misnomer when it comes to the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospice Survey. In fact, there’s a wealth of fascinating patient and employee information to be mined from the survey, which became a requirement for hospice organizations this year. Continue reading

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    GBM – end stage question – Brain Tumors Forum – Cancer Forums

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    Thread: GBM – end stage question

    Re: GBM – end stage question

    Dear Imli, sorry to know what you are going through. As I understand, that is the way this disease progresses. The patient switches to coma later and then passes away in sleep. When death is close, breathing pattern changes and the color of urine goes darker due to lack of sufficient oxygen in the body. Death is usually painless.

    My mother is in the end stages of GBM. She is currently completely bedridden, cannot talk or comprehend and sleeps all the time. When she does open her eyes, her gaze is unfocussed and glazed. Her vitals are strong, and she is being fed via a tube. Has a catheter- Urine and stools normal. I know this is progression of the disease, but I am still at a loss and its hard to see a loved one deteriorate. We were told that the symptoms in her case were due to edema and swelling post Gamma knife, may not be the tumor. This has been going on for 5 weeks now.How long can this go on? I know a lot of you have lost loved ones to the disease, and am hoping your collective response can give me a better picture on how much more time she has. She is diisplaying symptoms ( of the timeline chart on brain hospice) of 1-2 weeks for over 1 month now.

    New User Join Date Jan 2010 Posts 14

    An update on the situation and a little confused. Mom had been sleeping and opening her eyes for a few minutes at most, occasionally-when she was physically moved. This has been the situation for approx 6 weeks. No response to any other stimuli, no recognition or cognition. Last week she had low grade temperature for a few days and still feels warm occasionaly. Since the last 3 days however, her eyes are open and gazing at the ceiling for hours. Her breathing sounds like she is snoring lightly.Her last MRI was in Nov ’09 which showed lots of Edema, post Cyber knife ( Aug 2009). CT in Dec ’09-showed heavy midline shift, when she became paralysed. bedridden and non-cognizant after which she was given steroids that only marginally helped her.
    I’m not sure what to make of this, in that she has gone from sleeping continuosly, to opening her eyes and gazing for hours. Is this a sign of improvement? Should I push for another MRI?

    Administrator Top User Join Date Oct 2005 Location Tennessee Posts 7,967 Blog Entries 5

    Hi Imli. I don’t know what it means that your mother now has her eye open for a long time but still not responding to others. Does she track? That is, if you put your finger in front of her eyes and move it, do her eyes follow your finger? If not, she is probably not really seeing anything just sleeping with her eyes opened. She needs to blink her eyes or they will dry. In hospitals, some times they go so far as to tap eyes closed when someone sleeps with their eyes open so that they do not dry.

    In terms of getting an MRI. for sure you need to make her doctor aware of this change and let him/her advise you on what needs to be done.

    New User Join Date Jan 2010 Posts 14

    Brainman- No, she does not track. Keeps Gazing and but does blink on her own though. She has been off steroids for approx a month now as well.

    Regular User Join Date Oct 2009 Posts 18

    response to your queries

    Sorry imli, as far as my experience with this disease goes, it appears that the disease is spreading within the brain and is taking away your mom slowly. I am not sure if scans can reveal anything since growth and spreading could be at microscopic level. A doctor would be able to advise you better. Sorry again, it is painful to observe the patient at this stage.

    Regular User Join Date Oct 2009 Posts 18

    Re: response to your queries

    signs of increasing body temperature are also common, as I understand. I am not sure how that connects with the disease.

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    Over 3.2 million adults living in nursing homes and other long term care facilities in the U.S. As many as 40 percent of all adults will enter a nursing home at some point during their lives and as the U.S. population ages, the number of nursing home residents is expected to grow. Many of these elders are well-cared for but many may be the victims of abuse.

    Elder abuse, particularly when it involves a patient in a residential care facility, can be difficult to detect and for every reported case of abuse, more than five cases may go unreported.

    Nursing home abuse is a serious concern and seniors who have been abused have a 300 percent greater chance of death in the 3 years following the abuse than those who aren’t abused. Up to 1 in 6 nursing home residents may be the victim of abuse or neglect every year.

    Though many residents are well-cared for, abuse continues to be more prevalent than most people wish to believe and over three-fourths of the cases of nursing home abuse are perpetrated by caregivers.

    A congressional report showed that an examination of nursing home records conducted over a two-year period showed that nearly 1 in 3 nursing homes were cited for violations that had the potential to cause harm and almost 10 percent of all nursing homes have violations that caused actual harm, serious injury or placed them in jeopardy of death.

    A survey of nursing home residents showed that up to 44 percent of nursing home residents reported that they had been abused at some time in residency and nearly all of those surveyed (95%) had seen another resident neglected.

    A study conducted by the U.S. General Accountability Office revealed that state regulators are likely to miss signs of abuse. The GAO found that 70 percent of state surveys missed significant deficiencies and 15 percent missed notice of actual harm or immediate jeopardy of a nursing home resident.

    Due to reports like these, legislatures in all 50 states have passed anti-elder-abuse laws but nursing home abuse continues to occur.

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    Nursing home abuse can involve:

    Physical Abuse is a condition or event that causes physical harm. Physical abuse may be intentional such as hitting or pinching or it may be due to neglect including overuse of restraints and lack of physical care.

    Sexual Abuse is unwanted sexual attention or exploitation. This includes sexual attention given to a patient who is unable to express his or her wishes or is cognitively compromised such as the patient with dementia.

    Psychological Abuse is not easily identified but can include yelling, criticizing, humiliating or otherwise shaming the patient. Patients who are experiencing psychological abuse may exhibit behavioral changes.

    Financial Exploitation occurs a caregiver takes advantage of access to a patients financial matters, steals or otherwise compromises the patient’s financial status. This could include direct theft, theft from banking accounts or applying for credit in the patient’s name.

    Neglect is often unintentional and a result of inadequate staffing. Neglect occurs when a patient’s needs are not taken care of such as personal hygiene care or when the patient is not provided food, clothing or water. Neglect can contribute to a number of medical conditions such as bed sores, skin infections, malnutrition and dehydration.

    Resident to Resident Abuse occurs when one resident is allowed to abuse another. Resident to resident abuse may be physical, sexual or psychological. Nursing home patients should be protected from other residents.

    Signs of nursing home abuse may include:

    • Broken bones or fractures
    • Bruising, cuts or welts
    • Bed sores
    • Frequent infections
    • Signs of Dehydration
    • Mood swings and emotional outbursts
    • Reclusiveness or refusal to speak
    • Refusal to eat or take medications
    • Unexplained weight loss
    • Poor physical appearance or lack of cleanliness
    • Changes in mental status
    • Caregivers that do not want patient to be left alone with others

    Not all patients with these symptoms have been subject to nursing home abuse but any sign should be cause for further investigation.


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    Management education for the real world

    The PES School of Management equips students with the critical skills they need to compete in today’s globalized world.

    Whether they choose to be entrepreneurs or build careers with leading organizations, their time at PES gets them started on the way to their goals.

    The PES methodologies of education, research and training has launched many successful careers and builds a talented pool of resources year after year, which is soon absorbed by the industry.


    PES offers Master of Business Administration (MBA) in two distinguished campuses:

    You’ll find that everything at PES is single-mindedly focused on addressing student needs. We are clear that it is our responsibility to help our students realize their goals in an increasingly competitive world. We have consistently produced excellent results and PES alumni can be found at premier organizations in India and overseas. From academic excellence to leadership qualities, a nurturing environment to cutting-edge infrastructure, PES offers everything you need to succeed.

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    Our faculty is our most precious resource and one of the three pillars on which PES rests (the other two are students and infrastructure). Our faculty members develop and deliver the educational programs that bring excellent students to PES in the first place. The faculty mix comprises of doctorates, FCA, FCS, FICWA, Alumni from IIMA, IIMB, IIMC, IISC and major IITs of India. All faculties are with extensive industry experience and research background.


    All our campuses incorporate infrastructure that matches the best in the country ensuring that students have everything they need for a rich, stimulating campus life. Modern Classrooms, Sports Amenities, Research Facilities, Secured Hostels, Cafeterias, Library, Recreational Facilities are all part of standard infrastructure landscape at PES.


    PES has a long history of providing recognition and support for outstanding students, beginning with a directive from a faculty committee in 1972. The PES Scholarship portfolio has some outstanding scholarships available. In order to be considered for these awards, we strongly encourage you to meet admission counsellor with relevant documents.

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    Investor confidence in the Markets has always been driven by the quarterly reports of the various companies. The PES strategy aims to translate the four semesters you spend with us to the four PES quarters. In addition to the VTU core curriculum, every PES quarter/semester programs are incorporated to enhance the quality of experience for our students and to make sure that every PES Graduate continuously improves to be investment worthy in the Market place.

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    International Conference with Indiana University of Pennsylvania PES Business Review International Peer reviewed Bi-Annual Journal Bi-Annual Department Newsletter – Anavaran

    Career coaching: All part of the curriculum

    We understand that launching an global career is one of the main reasons for getting an MBA.

    During your entire stay at PES, our placement strategy will constantly evaluate your skills and council you on your strengths to build an optimal successful career. PES offers excellent training programs, placement workshops, entrepreneurial awareness camps and more. All these programs are aimed at equipping students to excel at specific roles in their chosen career.

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    A strong, lively alumni network that extends across the globe

    This thriving alumni network brings great value to everyone associated with PES from spreading awareness and recognition of the PES brand to creating opportunities for and guiding current students.

    We truly believe that while the PES experience begins on campus. It is enjoyed for the rest of one s life. The alumni association plays a major role in building long lasting relationships and creating camaraderie amongst a global community. With alumni spread over the world, PES Students can be assured of a warm welcome where ever they go.

    PES Alumni contribute time, energy and expertise to help the PES fraternity grow, develop and prosper. The PES Alumni Network aims to facilitate lifelong learning through the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

    Alumni pool skills and apply available resources to enhance personal and career development for their members. Regardless of where they are branches of the PES Alumni Network across the globe meet on January 26th and August 15th every year.

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    Getting your HVAC certification online is a quick and easy for you to further your career – or even venture into a new one. While education in the field isn’t required for some jobs, becoming HVAC certified means you’ll make more money and have more credibility in your job. Whether you choose to become an HVAC technician or plan to specialize in the field as a duct system installer or refrigeration specialist, getting your certification will benefit you. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there is a steady job outlook for people that are considering getting an online certification for HVAC. However, before you get started it’s imperative to check your state’s regulations and requirements for certification.

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    Online HVAC courses can take anywhere from 6months to 2 years, depending on your course load and whether or not you intend on taking classes to get your associates degree or you simply want to take the certification program. Two-year programs are more in-depth than a 6 month certification course and benefit you if you intend to specialize in one area.

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    As of December, 2010, course costs range anywhere between $700 and $3500. This also depends on the type of course you’re taking. Cheaper courses are designed to cover the basics of the industry, while more expensive courses are longer and discuss different areas in-depth. Keep in mind that less expensive courses often don’t cover the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification portion that is on the HVAC certification state exams. Also, the EPA regulates those working in refrigeration or air conditioning on a national level, so if you plan to go into these areas of the field and choose to take a basic course, you’ll need to take the EPA certification courses once you’re finished with the basic HVAC certification courses.

    If you attend an accredited online university, then you can apply for federal funding. Accredited universities offer all of the same funding programs that are available to those attending class in a traditional college atmosphere. As long as you can prove that you have a financial need, a Federal Pell Grant will be available to assist you in paying for the course.

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    Like with other degrees an online learning atmosphere appeals to those with hectic schedules or those who simply prefer not to attend classes. The online HVAC courses cover the same information as regular classes; however it’s up to you to discipline yourself enough to get the required work done on time. You work at your own pace, as long as you get your work completed and turned in within the allotted time.

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    Disable the Internal Microphone on your Mac

    All Macs have a microphone included in them, but if you want to disable the internal microphone on your Mac, you can do so through a variety of methods. We ll cover the two easiest approaches to turning off the microphone; reducing the input volume so that no sound is picked up by the microphone, and also by selecting a different and nonexistent audio input source so that the Mac will not detect audio whatsoever. Both methods effectively disable the microphone on a Mac

    Note these work to disable the Macs internal built-in microphone in all versions of Mac OS X and with just about every Mac. To disable an external microphone, simply unplug it from the Mac.

    How to Disable the Internal Microphone on Mac by Reducing the Input Volume to 0

    1. Launch System Preferences from the  Apple menu in the upper left corner
    2. Click on Sound preference panel
    3. Click on the Input tab
    4. Drag the Input volume slider all the way to the left, as seen in the included screenshot you can test the microphone has been disabled by talking and you ll notice the mic indicator no longer moves
    5. Close System Preferences as usual

    This method works to turn off the microphone by reducing the audio input to zero, effectively making the internal microphone unable to capture any sound.

    This control panel for the Microphone looks a little different depending on the version of Mac OS X used on the Mac, but it always allows users to change the microphone input level to zero thereby disabling the ability to pick up sound.

    If you want to basically disable the internal microphone s ability to hear audio entirely, use the below method instead.

    How to Disable the Internal Microphone on Mac by Selecting a Different Audio Input

    On older versions of Mac OS X you can also just select a different audio input like line-in, even if another mic is not connected to the Mac. This is not an option in newer versions, however, newer Macs can always just plug in a different line-in source and then select that and reduce the volume as described above.

    • Launch the System Preferences
    • Click on Sound
    • Click on the Input tab
    • Select Line-in
    • Close System Preferences

    This works by changing the audio input to the line-in, also known as the audio input port on your Mac. As long as you don t actually have any audio input device connected, such as an external microphone or some other line-in device, this method is very effective.

    Similarly, users can choose to disable the Mac camera or you can simply put tape over the camera and the microphone as well, with the latter serving a dual purpose of preventing camera visuals and also muffling sound input from laptop microphones.

    some of your comments were ignorant. I have a 2nd grade class that I teach at a deaf school. They use sign language and they are required to videorecord themselves, where the sound is not vital to language development. Therefore, imagine when there are sounds associated with the sign language and some of them like to turn on the microphone to annoy and they don t know any better.

    Check out these two SoundSource and MuteMyMic. Maybe they will make it easier to adjust the volume.

    henry bernard says:

    How to disabled the mic on a mac. Your internal mic is on by default also the built in speakers. goto system tag the speaker cymbal, goto input and tag line in then tag line in. If you have a built in camera and mic at the top center tap on the left of the camera where the mic is and you shouldn t see any bars indicating sound is present. If this is true now you know how to disable the mic so that it will not be heard while recording. Caution. You must check all preferences in all other programs and make sure your device is tagged and that you have APPLIED it before closing. You then may need to close the program and then go back in to see that out the changes are correct.sometimes restarting helps. Helpful hint always tap the mic on you monitor while record is enabled making sure the mic is not being record on your trac. hope this helps

    Not Madeup says:

    None of the above stops the internal microphone from even showing that it is constantly listening to what is available to be heard!

    This is not DISABLING, this is just muting it.

    I have a good mic attached but sometimes the mac auto decides to switch back to the built-in. Hard to detect since you still have signals on your recording. Therefore I want to DISABLE the built-in, not just mute it, so that OSX can NEVER re-enable it. How do you do that?

    John Oliver says:

    I ll second the above post looking for a way to COMPLETELY DISABLE the microphone, so that there is NO WAY for it to just turn itself back on , and to lock the slider in the preference pane so a user cannot turn it back on.

    osx not good says:

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    Senior Community Healthcare Assistants – Hospice at Home Night Support Service

    Part time: (Max 30 hours – worked over 3 night shifts) Shift work (Monday to Sunday – Mainly nights – 22:00hrs-08:00hrs.

    Salary: Ranging from £7.33 – £9.93 per hour (dependent on experience).

    An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Health Care Assistant to join our established Hospice at Home Night Support team

    This role requires you to work alone, predominantly overnight in the patient’s home or on occasion on the inpatient unit at Compton Hospice and you will be expected to deliver practical social care and emotional support to patients who require end of life care and to their families

    The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of delivering social care in a clinical care setting, preferably the community and NVQ Level III in Health and Social Care or equivalent

    Good verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is an ability to work unsupervised

    The service encompasses a wide area, covering Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire and a full driving license and access to a vehicle at all times is required

    Enhancements, fuel allowance, mobile phone and uniform will all be provided. Generous holiday and company pension scheme.

    Previous applicants need not apply

    For further information please call Ann Bevington on 01902 774509

    Community Healthcare Assistants – Hospice at Home Day Support Service

    Full Time: 37.5 hours per week or Part Time. Shift work: (Monday to Sunday – between 07:30hrs and 21:30hrs)

    Salary: Ranging from £7.20 – £8.81 per hour (dependent on experience).

    We are currently expanding our Hospice at Home Day Support Service which delivers social care and emotional support to patients who require end of life care, in their own home during the day

    The service encompasses a wide area, covering Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire and is delivered as ‘separate planned sessions of care’ throughout the day either as a lone worker or as part of a team

    The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years previous experience of delivering social care in a clinical care setting, preferably the community, and NVQ Level II in Health and Social Care or equivalent

    Good verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is an ability to work unsupervised. A full driving license and access to a vehicle at all times is also required.

    Enhancements, fuel allowance, mobile phone and uniform will all be provided. Generous holiday and company pension scheme.

    For further information please call Ann Bevington on 01902 774509

    Closing date for applications: On-going

    Senior Healthcare Assistant (Nights) – Hospice at Home (Fixed Term to Cover Maternity Leave – 6 months)

    Part Time: Maximum 30 hours per week worked over three nights / some days required for training purposes. Monday to Sunday (Mainly nights 22:00hrs-8.00hrs)

    Salary: £7.53 to £9.39 per hour (dependent on experience)

    An opportunity has arisen for an experienced healthcare assistant to join our established Hospice at Home Night Support Team.

    This role requires you to work also, predominantly overnight i nthe patient’s home or on occasion on the inpatient unit at Compton Hospice and you will be expected to deliver practical social care and emotional support to patients who require end of life care and their families

    Good verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is an ability to work unsupervised. A minimum 2 years previous experience of delivering care in a health or social care setting is essential, as well as NVQ III in Health and Social Care or equivalent

    Full driving license and access to a vehicle at all times is required

    Closing date for applications: Friday 9th SeptemberA full application pack can be downloaded here in pdf or word format.

    For further information please call Ann Bevington on 01902 774509

    Specialty Doctor – Palliative Medicine

    We are looking for a doctor who already has experience of working in palliative medicine

    This post will initially be based on the inpatient unit but there will be opportunity to work with our community team in the future.


    Full Time: 37.5 hours per week over 5 days, Monday – Sunday including evenings and weekends as required, between 8am and 8pm

    An opportunity has arisen to become a member of the van driving team.

    This role involves collecting and delivering goods to various locations as instructed and undertaking minor maintenance work and PAT testing electrical items at shops.

    A full application pack can be downloaded here in pdf or word format. For further information please call Paul Carter on 0845 225 5497.

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    Self Employed Basis (Commission and Bonus Based)

    Employed Basis (Full and Part Time Positions Available) Please enquire for further details

    As a Collection Agent your core function will be to collect payments from an already established membership of people who support the Hospice by playing the Compton Hospice lottery.

    In addition to the rewarding feeling of supporting patients their families within your local community the above positions offer an hourly rate of pay, bonus scheme rewards for long service.

    Self-employed, full-time and part-time positions are available with potentially substantial flexibility relating to the number of contracted hours for part time positions.

    Although previous experience would be beneficial it is not necessary and we would welcome applications from people with a variety of personal circumstances.

    A full application pack can be downloaded here in pdf or word format. For further information please call Chris Hart on 0845 225 5497.

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    Various positions available

    Self Employed Basis (Commission and Bonus based)

    Employed Basis (Full and Part Time Positions Available) Please enquire for further details

    As a Sales Representative your key responsibility will be to help increase the membership through pre planned door to door sales marketing campaigns.

    In addition to the rewarding feeling of supporting patients their families within your local community the above positions offer an hourly rate of pay, bonus scheme rewards for long service.

    Self-employed, full-time and part-time positions are available with potentially substantial flexibility relating to the number of contracted hours for part time positions.

    Although previous experience would be beneficial it is not necessary and we would welcome applications from people with a variety of personal circumstances.

    A full application pack can be downloaded here in pdf or word format. For further information please call Chris Hart on 0845 225 5497.

    Compton Hospice is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

    Charity Reg No: 512387

    If you have any further questions about Compton Hospice and general, please call 0845 225 5497 or contact us. We will do our utmost to help with your enquiry.

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    Heaven at Home PLC is an in-home provider of veterinary hospice. end-of-life care and euthanasia in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. We know that avoiding pain and suffering is one of the most important things to pet owners. We know it is difficult to tell when the time is right.

    Our services are performed by a licensed veterinarian in the comfort of your home. This allows for comprehensive evaluation of your pet s quality of life in his or her usual and most comfortable surroundings. At-home pet hospice and euthanasia offer a number of advantages, including the opportunity to allow your pet s story to end peacefully surrounded by loved ones without the stress of clinical surroundings. It s the kind of compassionate care your companion animal deserves.

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    We can assist with a peaceful end of life transition for your beloved pet that includes:

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    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Opens at Silver Cross Campus – New Lenox,

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    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Opens at Silver Cross Campus

    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. an end-of-life care provider, has opened an office in New Lenox.

    A provider for adults and pediatric patients with life-limiting illness, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care is planning an open house from 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 26 at its newest location, Silver Cross Hospital Campus. 1890 Silver Cross Boulevard.

    The meet and greet is planned for the Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A in the Conference Room on the lower level. Attendees are asked to call 815-729-9352 to RSVP by Sept. 25.

    Spokesperson Michelle Bacon said VITAS Innovative Hospice Care provides end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses. We work with patients and families to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness, according to the website.

    About 90 percent of all hospice care takes place in the home, she said. Vitas assists families with that undertaking.

    While business hours in New Lenox are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Vitas is available 24 hours a day. Clients need only call 815-729-9352 for immediate assistance.

    For more information about Vitas, check the organization s website.

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    Supporting students

    2016 begins with a new drive to raise support for students at IHPCA (Institute for Hospice anad Palliative Care in Africa). Each year The Institute receives many applications from students who meet the entrance qualifications and who can be provisionally offered places. Most students cannot fund themselves and only a small proportion of students are funded by government health services. As a result many of the applicants struggle to find funding to support their proposed studies and a significant proportion fail. We are looking to raise funds for student bursaries for fees and for travel expenses (air fares and subsistence) especially for non-Ugandan students. Funding a student today is a key investment inspreading palliative care.

    More news of the Anne Merriman Hospice Africa Foundation

    As Hospice Africa has grown it has become evermore important to develop connections between its different parts. There are fund raising organisations in the USA, Ireland, UK, and France; not to mention Hospice Africa Uganda and the Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa, which provide the services. To bring this diaspora together; and to coordinate its work whilst preserving the Hospice Africa ethos “The Anne Merriman Hospice Africa Foundation” will be launched on the Founders birthday in 2016. We will keep you posted on how this event will be celebrated. We plan to use the white “peace poppy” as our emblem and hope that you like the idea.

    Hospice Africa Uganda faces a major challenge!

    In September this year HAU’s longstanding collaboration with USAID came to its scheduled end. USAID has been a major donor for the work of HAU and the end of their support has been a severe challenge. HAU is working to find alternative donors to keep the work going and of course we will help. Inevitably, there have been some cutbacks in Uganda but we are all trying to keep patient services protected as far as possible. In the UK we are trying to increase our fund raising so that we can help support HAU whilst continuing to fund work in other African countries.

    Uganda scores well in the Quality of Death Index

    In the UK we should count ourselves lucky to top this most unusual league table – The 2015 Quality of Death Index, compiled by the London-based Economist Intelligence Unit, found Britain to be the best in the world for palliative care. 22 years ago when Hospice Africa started there was no palliative care in Uganda, or indeed in almost all sub-Saharan Africa. Today Uganda has risen to 35th in this world ranking. “Targeted education programmes for palliative care specialists have produced an informed medical culture in Uganda. Problems remain particularly regarding the availability of professionals and inadequate public financing” says the report, but even so Uganda is rated highly amongst all the low income countries and is higher than some East European countries. There is still a long way to go. but we can take encouragement from this report. You can find out more about Hospice Africa in Dr Anne’s book. To order one priced £13.99 simply e-mail or write to us at the address below.

    Something to think about.

    Why not volunteer your time to come to Uganda and see the difference HAU is making in the homes of patients? This can change your values and outlook on life. But don’t be afraid of this. It can only get better. All ages encouraged.

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    A big blanket!

    Jan has worked in palliative care for over twenty years and after hearing Dr Anne talk Jan decided to use a little of her spare time to knot for Hospice Africa. BUT the knitting proved addictive and the result was a big blanket. Read more of Jan’s thoughts on our News Page.

    Where does the money go?

    Hospice Africa aims to keep its costs low and to use the maximum proportion of its funds to pursue its charitable aims. More than 96p per £1 of expenditure is on charitable activities”.


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    Hospice Africa Uganda

    Seeks to recruit a medical officer

    Since 1993, Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) (national organization) has promoted modern methods of pain and symptom control as well as whole-person (holistic) care for patients living with cancer and HIV/AIDS. HAU strives to uphold excellent clinical standards and provide quality education courses and advocacy activities to promote the spread of palliative care throughout Uganda and Africa. Hospice Africa Uganda has a head office in Kampala, site offices in Mbararaand Hoima Districts. HAU wishes to recruit dynamic, skilled,and caring Ugandans committed to palliative care to fill the following position:

    Title: Medical Officer
    Location: Mobile Hospice Mbarara

    To provide palliative care for patients with emphasis on pain and symptom control with a holistic approach.

    Clinical: Direct provision of palliative care to patients and families as part of interdisciplinary team: Examine, assess and provide appropriate treatment and advice for patients referred to the service – in patients homes, hospital, at Hospice or during monthly visits; Make referrals to other Health facilities for conditions which may be more appropriately managed elsewhere; Identify psychological, social, and spiritual issues affecting patients and their families, and offer sensitive support and referral to other services where appropriate; Provide information to patients aimed at reducing vulnerability to disease and infection; Recognize and manage emergencies ; Ensure continuity of care for patients: Maintain high standard of documentation and record-keeping.

    Take part in research or audit projects concerning the medical or social needs of patients and families; Bedside teaching of students on placement at Hospice sites; Make presentation of
    cases / articles at case conferences, bereavement meetings, and journal club; Participating in teaching in a variety of training/educational courses run by Hospice.

    Advocacy: Actively promote access to comprehensive quality palliative care to people living with HIV/AIDS and cancer and their families

    Minimum Requirements:
    Degree in medicine; At least 2 years of practice, knowledge
    and understanding of Palliative Care is vital.

    Skills and experience required in the following areas: Peoples management skills; Good interpersonal communication

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    a house of shelter or rest for pilgrims, strangers, etc. especially one kept by a religious order.


    1. a health-care facility for the terminally ill that emphasizes pain control and emotional support for the patient and family, typically refraining from taking extraordinary measures to prolong life.
    2. a similar program of care and support for the terminally ill at home.

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    We signed him up for hospice care, knowing that we still had limited time with him.

    Leukaemia patient Zakwan Anuar, 15, died two weeks after they visited his hospice in Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia, last month.

    The next evening, Romero was saying mass in the chapel at the hospice where he lived in a tiny room near the infirm and the dying.

    He has also demonstrated compassion for AIDS victims, washing and kissing the feet of 12 patients in a hospice in 2001.

    Your loved one cannot be cured in an acute-care hospital but is not ready for hospice.

    The pass of Great St. Bernard is celebrated for its hospice.

    M. Julien, will you run for the doctor, and send him down to the hospice at once?

    He built in fact later the hospice and church of Jesu-Nazareno—in compliance with this vow.

    He, himself, was billeted with a French family, just around the corner from the hospice.

    This hospice is said to have been first founded in the year 962, by Bernard, a Piedmontese nobleman.

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    noun ( pl ) hospices

    a nursing home that specializes in caring for the terminally ill

    ( archaic ) Also called hospitium ( hɒˈspɪtɪəm ), ( pl ) hospitia ( hɒˈspɪtɪə ). a place of shelter for travellers, esp one kept by a monastic order

    C19: from French, from Latin hospitium hospitality, from hospes guest, host 1

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    1818, “rest house for travelers,” from French hospice (13c.), from Latin hospitium “guest house, hospitality,” from hospes (genitive hospitis ) “guest, host” (see host (n.1)). Sense of “home for the aged and terminally ill ” is from 1893; hospice movement first attested 1979.

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    hospice hos·pice (hŏs’pĭs)
    A program or facility that provides palliative care and attends to the emotional, spiritual, social, and financial needs of terminally ill patients at a facility or at a patient’s home.

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    And a New York mother watches in horror as her dying boy suffers seizures. The young, inexperienced hospice nurse witnessing her first death doesn’t give the boy a drug to stop the convulsions. The mother is told later that the understaffed hospice took her son’s case for the “memorials” the charitable cash donations that often follow a death.

    Hospice care traditionally has been viewed as a charitable service offered by professionals whose aim is to ease the suffering of the dying. And while that’s still true to a point, big changes in health care have had an impact, and hospice care has become big business.

    As a result, hospice care, like the rest of health care, has become prone to mistakes, as the needs of patients are balanced against the financial bottom line.

    “Hospice used to be a volunteer service that was done out of great dedication and love,” says Ron Panzer of the Michigan-based Hospice Patients Alliance. “Medical ethics has turned a corner so we’re not trying to do everything for the patient, but we’re trying to save money.”

    It’s easy to abuse the system. The patient always dies, and no one can complain that a hospice program should have saved the life. But some families are beginning to come forward and charge that care was negligent, that pain was not eased, that suffering if not inflicted was at least allowed to continue needlessly.

    The families want more oversight of the nation’s hospice programs. And they are not alone. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is urging the medical community to take a closer look. A report from the prestigious arm of the National Academies, which gathers independent scientists to advise federal policy-makers on matters of science, called in June for sweeping efforts to improve end-of-life care for those “who are dying nameless and faceless without a priority.”

    Among the recommendations: studies to show exactly how hospice care is being delivered in the USA.

    “We are in the throes of social change, and we don’t have much measurement,” says Joanne Lynn, who was on the panel and also serves as director of the RAND Center to Improve Care of the Dying, based in Arlington, Va. “We should do a random sampling of hospice care and learn what we are doing.”

    The business of dying

    For a hospice, death means money.

    Most people think of hospice care the way it began in the late 1960s and early 1970s, as a charitable service.

    But a major shift came in the 1980s when Medicare started paying for such care. The number of for-profit hospices soared, and by 1998, hospice care had become the fastest-growing benefit in the Medicare program.

    From 1992 to 1998, the number of Medicare beneficiaries who used hospice care more than doubled, from 143,000 in 1992 to 360,000 in 1998, according to a General Accounting Office analysis. As the federal tax dollars flooded into what had been largely a volunteer segment of health care, fraud sometimes followed.

    The government focused on hospice fraud as part of its Operation Restore Trust, a Clinton administration program aimed at stopping Medicare fraud.

    The stakes were raised. Suddenly, any hospice that took Medicare money, non-profit or for-profit, faced audits.

    “The regulations pile as high as our heads,” says Esther Goodrich, CEO of Genesee County Hospice of Batavia, N.Y. a non-profit hospice that is facing a lawsuit from family members angry over the care given to their dying son. “If you fill out a form incorrectly, and if you do it intentionally, you can end up in jail. Hospices have been taking a beating.”

    Length of hospice care declining

    A major challenge in hospice care is helping people cross the rugged terrain that lies between hope for a medical miracle and the acceptance of death. Crossing that mountain of denial takes time. But time with the dying and their families is something that hospice lacks these days.

    One of the areas under constant federal scrutiny is the length of time that patients stay in a hospice before they die. Hospices must be able to prove to regulators that the end was near for each patient.

    When hospices began, workers often entered a home months before a death with plenty of time to help the family prepare emotionally for the death.

    But the average length of stay in a hospice fell from an average of 90 days in 1990 to 48 days in 1999, according to the IOM. Half of Medicare hospice users received care for 19 days or less, the General Ac-

    counting Office found in a review last year. A week or less was common.

    Today’s shorter hospice stays don’t give some families enough time to prepare for the death. And the tighter time frame costs a hospice money.

    Medicare pays a flat fee for hospice care about $100 a day. The first days and the final days require the most time from hospice workers. In the first days, a hospice must get up to speed with the patient, the family, the doctor and anyone else involved in the care. In the patient’s last days, hospice workers may be at the bedside 24 hours a day. In between are days when the hospice may only send a worker by the house to offer support and make small adjustments to care that is provided by the family.

    When it works, it’s medical magic. Experienced hospice nurses know how to ease a patient and a family toward death.

    “There are times when hospice is the best care you can get,” Lynn says. “Where else in the system can you call and a nurse will show up with your medical record?”

    But she says that trying to get a patient and a family ready for death fast is difficult and prone to error.

    “I call it brink-of-death care,” says Lynn, a former hospice medical director who is now president of Americans for Better Care of the Dying, a Washington-based patient advocacy group. “This is a very difficult time of life. People are terribly sick. There are nursing shortages and financial shortages. Everything is weighted in a system that has no give.”

    “These cases are just the tip of the iceberg in a big iceberg field,” says Panzer, the former Michigan hospice nurse who quit to become a patient advocate in 1997. His Web site,, has become an unofficial clearinghouse for hospice information. “The reality is that hospice is no different than any other part of health care; it’s just not being reported.”

    Goodrich says that mistakes sometimes are made. But she says that hospice care is an emotional, heavily regulated business. Sometimes hospices become the target of the intense anger that comes with a family’s grief, she says. She sees such complaints as part of a job that is fraught with emotional risks.

    “You are stepping into the middle of somebody’s anguish. You are dealing with grief in action,” Goodrich says. “What you don’t see is that grief is a process. One way that grief takes its toll is it finds a place for blame.” It is not uncommon, she says, for hospice workers to become the target of that intense emotion.

    “That’s OK,” Goodrich says. “You have to look at that and say that is a need. They need to be able to do this, and we need to be big enough to let that happen.”

    More attention on end-of-life care

    The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, a Virginia-based non-profit group that represents hospice programs, has begun a two-year study aimed at measuring pain control and respiratory care and assessing whether the 1,800 patients in the study died with dignity and without unnecessary pain.

    The $750,000 study of 15 hospices, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is just one of several underway. The IOM wants much more.

    In its June report, “Improving Palliative Care for Cancer,” the IOM called for more of the nation’s annual $3.3 billion war on cancer to go to research on improving end-of-life care.

    With 550,000 cancer deaths each year and about one in four of all deaths occurring while in hospice care, improving the quality of palliative care is a huge issue.

    “Not a lot of research has been done,” says Stephen Conner, who is heading the national hospice study. “We have neglected the whole field of palliative care in favor of delivering new cures for disease and high-tech treatments.”