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Pennsylvania Launches Website to Help Seniors and People with Disabilities Find Services Near Home

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first_img Human Services,  Innovation,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Seniors Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the launch of the Pennsylvania Link to Community Care website, which connects older Pennsylvanians and individuals with a disability or behavioral health need to services and support available in their community.The Pennsylvania Link to Community Care website provides users with a wide variety of resources including a home care directory and an information referral tool.“We have been working hard to help individuals with a disability and older Pennsylvanians to live where and how they choose, just as any of us would want,” Governor Wolf said. “This new website is a tremendous tool to help you or your loved one make the best and most informed decision about care and services.”The website is a collaboration between the departments of Aging (PDA) and Human Services (DHS), and serves as an extension of PDA’s Aging and Disability Resource call center. With this online resource the commonwealth is adding to its continuing efforts to help Pennsylvanians locate and get the best use of services at the local level.“Our capacity to link seniors and their families with community resources is critical to helping them live and age well at home,” said Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne. “Today’s launch empowers older Pennsylvanians and their caregivers to proactively explore the service options that are available to them as they seek to remain independent and age in place.”The site features 12 service and support categories, including Advocacy, Behavioral Health, Employment, Finance, Health Care, Housing, In-Home Services, Legal, Meals, Protection from Abuse, Support Groups, and Transportation.Users can find information about organizations, services, and programs within these categories. One major component to the site is its home care directory, which connects individuals to in-home services available in their county. More than 350 in-home service providers appearing on the searchable directory may offer personal care, assistance with activities of daily living, companionship services, respite care, and/or habilitation services.“We are committed to serving Pennsylvanians where they want to be – in their homes and communities,” said DHS Acting Secretary Teresa Miller. “This website is a great resource to connect an individual to the services they need to provide a choice in where they live.”Following the launch of Pennsylvania Link to Community Care, the departments of Aging and Human Services will continue to enhance the website using data and feedback from users, and expand the resources and information provided throughout the site. If you are a provider licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and would like to appear on the home care directory, you may submit your information by navigating to the footer of the site and clicking on “Apply.”To learn more about the Pennsylvania Link to Community Care website, or to find information on resources available in your county, visit www.carelink.pa.gov. November 16, 2017 Pennsylvania Launches Website to Help Seniors and People with Disabilities Find Services Near Homecenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Why isn’t Colin Kaepernick in the XFL?

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first_imgWhile NFL owners decided not to sign Kaepernick, the free agent quarterback has expressed a desire to return. Last year, the NFL planned a public workout for Kaepernick and invited all 32 teams to attend. The workout fell apart, though for various reasons. Kaepernick did continue the showcase, but it no longer became an NFL-hosted event.”When you go back, tell your owners to stop being scared,” Kaepernick told scouts after his workout.After three seasons of not being in the NFL, it seems unlikely Kaepernick will ever get another chance in that league. So why not showcase his talents in the XFL and prove he’s still the dominant quarterback he once was? There’s an easy explanation.MORE XFL: Rules | Schedule | Uniforms | RostersWhy isn’t Colin Kaepernick in the XFL?In February of 2019, Sporting News reported Kaepernick was seeking “at least $20 million” to play in the XFL. The new football league is willing to pay more for quarterbacks, but not that much. The highest-paid players make just shy of $500,000 in the XFL. Not even some starting quarterbacks in the NFL make that much.Sports Illustrated’s Dan Greene spoke with XFL commissioner Oliver Luck in March of 2019, and that $20 million figure was brought up.From SI:Then there’s Colin Kaepernick. The former 49ers passer was on Luck’s list of possible quarterbacks, so the commissioner contacted Kaepernick’s agent. He says he was told the QB was seeking a $20 million contract. “That’s a little bit out of our range,” says Luck. With salary a nonstarter, the conversation never turned to the conflict between McMahon’s anthem policy and Kaepernick’s protests of police brutality and racial injustice.Luck made similar comments to the Tampa Bay Times in December.”I think his salary demands are way out of our ballpark,” Luck said. “He was never really a viable option.”Did Colin Kaepernick’s protest play a role?Kaepernick’s grievance against the NFL claims that the league is keeping him out due to his protest. But did his protest play a role in why he’s not playing in the XFL? As far as we can tell the answer is no, simply because discussions didn’t get that far. Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played a game in the NFL since 2016, but he has stated many times he has an interest in playing football.The former 49ers quarterback made headlines during the preseason in 2016 when he sat for the national anthem as a protest against racial injustice and systematic oppression in the United States. He became a free agent after the season and went unsigned. In 2017, he filed a grievance against the NFL and its owners, accusing them of colluding to keep him out of the league. In 2019, he withdrew the grievance after reaching a settlement. Luck seemed somewhat interested in having Kaepernick play in his league, but the quarterback’s salary demands were so high that there was no point in even considering him as an option..@OliverLuckXFL on Colin Kaepernick in the XFL – I have no idea weather Colin is in shape or not. weather he wants to play. We are a league that has salary restrictions and obviously, at least based on what people have said, that might play a role in his desire to play.— The Ken Carman Show w/ Anthony Lima (@KenCarmanShow) April 17, 2019If Kaepernick’s salary demands had fit with the XFL’s vision, then there would have been an interesting conversation. When Luck was announced as league commissioner, he publicly stated that players will be required to stand for the anthem.”We respect individual freedoms,” Luck told Bleacher Report. “But we will require our players to stand for the national anthem.”last_img read more

‘Who makes this stuff up?’ – No one can believe Paul Pogba’s FIFA 19 rating

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first_imgThe latest player ratings for FIFA 19, the latest edition of the hit EA Sports video game, have been revealed.Counting down from 40 to 31, the players unveiled include Gareth Bale, the Real Madrid forward, legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, and Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen.Paul Pogba is another star to be included in this section of the countdown, with the Manchester United and France midfielder awarded an overall rating of 88. Griezmann signs Pogba on FIFA and jokes the kit looks good on him No way Pogba is 88 rated. 85 max in my opinion, Utd fan as well!— Boff (@MrBoff_) September 9, 2018 FIFA 19: Burnley, Crystal Palace, West Ham and Watford stars make TOTW 24 Reality Check DROPPED One player from every Premier League club who deserves an upgraded rating on FIFA 20 One player from every Premier League club who deserves a FIFA 20 downgrade FIFA 20 career mode: New features and possible highest potential players Despite not being boosted since the winter upgrade, fans of the game have not taken Pogba’s FIFA 19 rating all that well.Many people could not believe his overall remains so high, while there was also criticism for his five star skill rating.You can see some of the best reaction below… in-form stars FIFA 19: Manchester United, Newcastle and Chelsea stars make TOTW One player from every Premier League club who deserves FIFA 19 ratings upgrade FIFA 19: Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea stars make TOTW WHAT A SIGNING MEN OF THE MOMENT Ronaldo removed from cover of FIFA 19 and replaced by De Bruyne, Neymar and Dybala POGBA IS 88 😂😂😂😂 if he’s an 88 then I’m surely in the 70’s 😂 https://t.co/93kbdOasW8— Stephen_Mayhew10 (@Mayhew10Stephen) September 9, 2018 STATS NO GOOD IN FORM STARS SICK AS A PARROTT Pogba is rated 88 in fifa 19. Lmao— Zamran (@dampukh) September 9, 2018 REFRESH Tottenham wonderkid left laughing after huge error Pogba was 87 rated in fifa 18. Had a bad season. Gets upgraded to 88 on fifa 19. Love how EA think— carti (@trippinballs777) September 9, 2018 The fact that PAUL POGBA has 5 star skills on FIFA 19 is seriously making me consider PES…Who makes this stuff up man?— B E N (@smxdz_) September 9, 2018 Latest FIFA 19 news On further inspection, Pogba has also been given four stars for his weak foot, whilst he is also, incredibly, a five star skill player.The 25-year-old’s overall rating is the same as he was awarded in the FIFA 18 winter upgrade, though that in itself was a one point increase on his base rate for last year’s instalment of the game (87).Pogba’s World Cup card had the midfielder rated 90 overall, but that has been reduced for FIFA 19. Someone explain how Pogba is 88 rated 😂. Upside is Kante hasn’t been on the list yet. 90 Rated I reckon. pic.twitter.com/VP660DlDOn— Dis (@Diisenthral) September 9, 2018 I love Pogba but why is he an 88 rated? If Ozil got downgraded to 86 then Pogba should be somewhere similar— HarvirK🤙🏽 (@ftbIHarvir) September 9, 2018 CHANGE Pogba 88 😂 the bias is mad— Keita Better Than Your Midfielder (@Naby_Keita_GOAT) September 9, 2018 1 How is Pogba 88 rated? 83 or 84 at a push— Chris (@DJc2x) September 9, 2018 Dunno how Pogba is 88 rated— Ben Willmott (@BenWillmott8) September 8, 2018last_img read more

Aspen buys Latin American firm

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first_imgSouth African generic drug maker Aspen Pharmacare is expanding its international presence by acquiring half of Strides Latina, a unit of India-based Strides Arcolab that operates mainly in Brazil, Mezico and Venezuela, for US$152.5-million (about R1.03-billion).A statement released on Tuesday November 20, Aspen said that it had always been part of company strategy to enter the Latin American pharmaceutical market, but that it had been unable to find a partner company through which to enter those markets.“We have worked closely with Strides since 2003. The close collaboration of the past four years has resulted in Strides becoming a significant manufacturing and development partner to Aspen in both Africa and Australasia,” said Aspen chief executive Stephen Saad.“Today, I am happy to announce that we will forge an even closer partnership.”The acquisition of half of Strides Latina, which operates in Brazil under the name Cellofarm, in Mexico as Solara and in Venezuela under the brand Sumifarma, is just one of four transactions in the deal.Aspen and Strides will further form a joint venture to develop, manufacture and commercialise a range of oncology products on a global basis through two companies, Powercliff and Onco Therapies, in a deal costing Aspen about $42.4-million (about R287.5-million) combined.“I look forward working closely with [Aspen management] to create a solid regional Pharma company in Latin America and also am equally excited with the opportunity that the Oncolytics Joint Venture will provide in a niche and difficult domain where we intend with our partnership with Aspen to create a leading oncolytics operation,” said Strides Arcolab vice chairman Arun Kumar.The deal will also see Strides acquire a 51% interest in Co-Pharma, Aspen’s United Kingdom subsidiary, for £2.25-million (about R31.5-million), and 80% of the equity in Formula Naturelle, which will own the nutraceutical products currently marketed by Aspen in South Africa, for R35-million.Aspen explained that it sold the majority shareholding in the two companies, as it believed that Strides had a business model better suited to creating value in those businesses.“We are delighted to enhance the already rewarding partnership with Aspen and to broaden the strategic relationship into a global partnership through the four transactions being announced today,” Kumar said.“Aspen has been Strides’ first key partner and I am particularly delighted that the partnership has grown, based on strong fundamentals of capability and trust.”last_img read more

Best Buy Announces MobileMe Competitor “mIQ”

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first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#mobile#news#NYT#Product Reviews#web sarah perez Earlier this week, electronics retailer Best Buy announced a new mobile backup service called mIQ. Designed to compete with similar services like Apple’s MobileMe or Microsoft’s My Phone, mIQ offers up to 1 GB of storage space in the cloud for photos, video, contact and calendar information, SMS messages, and more. However, unlike its competitors, mIQ has a couple of distinct advantages: it’s 100% free and anyone can sign up to use it. What mIQ DoesMobile phone backup services are par for the course these days. Several vendors offer their own version: for example, Apple has MobileMe, Microsoft has My Phone and Nokia has Ovi. Despite this fact, a lot of users aren’t taking advantage of these solutions for one of two reasons: either their phone isn’t supported or they simply don’t want to pay for the service. Case in point, Apple’s MobileMe starts at a hefty $99 per year. After already blowing hundreds on the handset alone, that extra fee often proves to be too much for some users. That’s why Best Buy mIQ has appeal. Although the service maxes out at 1 GB of storage, it’s enough for the average mobile phone user to backup everything on their phone with room to spare (well, except for iPhone users, but they’re not supported at this time. Guess they have to pony up the $99 after all).  Related Posts In addition to providing online storage, the new service also provides a web site where users can access their online account, even reading and responding to incoming SMS messages from their PC. From the website, mIQ users can share photos and videos to popular social networks, too, including Facebook, Flickr, FriendFeed and Twitter. And all changes made from the web instantly sync back to the mobile phone and vice versa. Officially launching on Monday October 12th, mIQ will be pre-installed on any supported phone sold at Best Buy. In addition, other users, even those who bought their phone elsewhere, can sign up to use the service too from miqlive.com. Currently the system, built by Seattle-based Dashwire, supports smartphones running BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 operating systems like the BlackBerry 9700, Bold, Tour, Nokia E71 and N97, HTC Pro 2, Samsung Omnia II and T-Mobile Dash 3G.But you don’t have to wait until Monday to sign up. The site is accepting registrations as of now. What’s the Catch? Why is mIQ Free?If you’re wondering why Best Buy would offer a valuable backup service like this for free when so many others force you to pay, it’s because the company is busy rebranding themselves as more than just a place to buy phones and accessories. They want to be an end-to-end mobile solutions provider – a place where you can shop for phones from multiple carriers, get advice, and receive support for your handset throughout the life of the phone.To accomplish this goal, the company has been busy ramping up new offerings like a dedicated Best Buy Mobile site, a revamped Facebook page with new applications, and of course, a partnership with Google for exclusive Best Buy apps, including some designed just for Android phones. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Twitter Announces Fire Hose Marketplace: Up to 10k Keyword Filters for 30 Cents!

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first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Like a prism to a ray of sunlight, stream-hacking startup Mediasift CEO Nick Halstead took the stage today with Twitter’s Ryan Sarver at the Data 2.0 conference to announce Twitter’s second data resales channel partnership. Halstead’s service will allow customers to parse the full Twitter fire hose along any of the 40 fields of data hidden inside every Tweet, with the addition of augmented data layers from services including Klout (influence metrics), PeerIndex (influence), Qwerly (linked social media accounts) and Lexalytics (text and sentiment analysis). Storage, post-processing and historical snapshots will also be available.The price? Dirt cheap. Halstead told me after the announcement that customers would be able to apply as many as 10,000 keyword filters to the fire hose for as little as 30 cents an hour. The most computationally expensive filtering Mediasift will offer won’t be priced above $8k per year. (Pricing approximate but indicative, Halstead says.) What does this mean? It means that far more developers than ever before will now have a stable, officially approved and very affordable way to access highly targeted slices of data. Twitter just found a way to hand developers an Amazon River’s worth of golden tinker-toys, each with more than 40 points of contact, at commodity prices. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Above: Thanks to Qwerly integration, when you look at a Twitter @username – Mediasift sees more than just the Twitter profile. It sees @username who has bookmarks saved online, plans for public events to attend, photos shared publicly with friends, check-ins to places around town and much more. Any of those are like columns in a spreadsheet of Twitter search results. Show me Tweets with any of the following keywords by people planning to attend event A and who have been to place B or C. Thanks to Qwerly, Twitter didn’t just get a giant new developer search and filter feature – it got integration with a whole lot of other social services. Throw in sentiment and authority filtering and it’s like the social graph just exploded. (Update: Qwerly won’t be live for another week, Halstead says. Likewise, thousands of people have requested and granted Mediasift invites but Halstead says the site will open to the public in coming weeks.)You can make a filtering rule, make it public or private, share and comment on other peoples’ rules and more. While Twitter’s partnership with bulk data reseller Gnip (announced in November) offered half the fire hose in bulk for a whopping $360k or 5% of the fire hose for $60k per year – Mediasift prices and use cases will be very different. Pricing will be modeled like Amazon Cloud Computing and each function’s cost will be spelled out as the user requests it. Geo-filtering is expensive, keyword filtering is cheap – for example. Keyword filtering is done, stable and available now. Storage of the data for post-processing and snapshots of historical data are described as in alpha stages.Want a feed of negative Tweets written by C-level execs about any of 10,000 keywords? Trivial! Basic level service, Halstead says! Want just the Tweets that fit those criteria and are from the North Eastern United States? That you’ll have to pay a little extra for. The possibilities are staggering.All the message contents, all the bio contents, bio contents from other social services (like LinkedIn) associated to peoples’ Twitter accounts via Qwerly, sentiment analysis – all of these will be points of contact where filtering can occur. Want a feed of negative Tweets written by C-level execs about any of 10,000 keywords? Trivial! Basic level service, Halstead says! Want just the Tweets that fit those criteria and are from the North Eastern United States? That you’ll have to pay a little extra for. The possibilities are staggering.Below: This is what a Tweet looks like. Every little message has more than 40 different fields. Mediasift customers will be able to filter the full Twitter fire hose by any of those fields or by data from additional 3rd party services.“Twitter is moving up the value chain by offering the high-level information that developers want,” said ReadWriteWeb contributor and leading social data hacker Pete Warden about the announcement. “Rather than selling commodity information for further processing, this partnership offers a narrow but deep slice.”This is a bet on a future wherein greater value is built by widespread, low-cost access to social data on the part of many and diverse developers. It’s not just raw data either, it’s really rich. It’s the opposite of what the Gnip announcement signalled and what many people have feared – that Twitter would horde its river of data and sell it just to high bidders.More on this in the coming days. I’m very excited to start hacking on it all with ReadWriteWeb’s team of developers. Tags:#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more