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Ned Calonge, Karen McNeil-Miller and Chris Wiant: Protect Colorado's health-care access and coverage gains

The path to good health takes shape in and beyond the clinic it is influenced by opportunities and challenges we face at home, in our communities and through public policy. In America, we are facing significant change in political leadership. The policies our new elected officials may enact promise....
 

Nancy Wigington: Going backward on health care

For years House Republicans voted 60+ times to repeal Obamacare, rather than spend their time/taxpayer money on actual passable legislation. They never presented an alternative, which would guarantee coverage to millions of newly insured Americans and the safety of extra benefits provided to all....

Mother reunited with abused baby in Saudi Arabia

Manama: A Syrian mother in Saudi Arabia who last week pleaded for the rescue of her daughter from her violent ex-husband was reunited with her three-month-old baby Dareen on Saturday. The first thing Nareeman did was to check her daughter’s body to ensure that there were no marks of abuse.

Duterte orders troops to blast militants and their hostages

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he has ordered his troops to bomb extremists who flee with their captives in a bid to stop a wave of kidnappings at sea, calling the loss of civilian lives in such an attack "collateral damage.

Cuba sees explosion in internet access as ties with US grow

In this Jan. 6, 2017 photo Roberto Carlos Villamar uses his laptop on the new experimental internet in the living room of his home in Havana, Cuba. For many Cubans, the start of home internet in December breaks a longstanding barrier against private internet access in a country whose communist....

APGA Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Lt : Heat wave should force governments to focus on energy policy

High temperatures being experienced across Australia should help energy ministers focus on the importance of developing a comprehensive and technology-neutral national energy policy. APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said a key element of that policy must address the issue of increasing the....

National Park scenic drive closes indefinitely after rock slide

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah -- A rock slide has closed about two miles of a scenic drive inside Zion National Park in southern Utah. Nobody was injured, but officials say Zion Scenic Drive is impassable just north of Zion Lodge and will remain closed until further notice.

Unhappy crowd shows up at Mike Coffman’s regular meeting with constituents

A regularly scheduled meeting for U.S. representative Mike Coffman to meet one-on-one with constituents ended Saturday with many unhappy people who didn’t get a chance to meet with him. The congressman, who serves the state’s sixth district, had booked a room at the main Aurora Public Library for 2 p.

Voice-controlled devices shift tech industry USA TODAY

© WEB BRYANT Artificial Intelligence After a slow and pretty rough start with Apple’s Siri several years back, the idea of voice-controlled technology devices is beginning to take hold, thanks in large part to the success of Amazon’s Echo and its Alexa personal assistant.

As Brexit tremors ripple, the Rock of Gibraltar shudders The Washington Post 11 mins ago

© Griffe Witte/The Washington Post A Barbary macaque surveys the view from high on the Rock of Gibraltar. GIBRALTAR — When the apes disappear from the Rock of Gibraltar, the British will go, too. So says a bit of local lore taken seriously enough that Winston Churchill ordered emergency primate....

Cuba sees explosion in internet access as ties with US grow

In this Jan. 6, 2017 photo Roberto Carlos Villamar uses his laptop on the new experimental internet in the living room of his home in Havana, Cuba. For many Cubans, the start of home internet in December breaks a longstanding barrier against private internet access in a country whose communist....

Nursery admission goof-up by DoE confuses parents

The Directorate of Education (DoE) has goofed up on its website by putting a wrong date to determine the age limit for nursery admissions in the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Disadvantaged Group (DG) categories. The goof-up has left parents confused.

Startup founders set to meet investors

In a bid to help budding entrepreneurs, Eduwhiz, an education centre, is organising a ‘Startup Founder and Investors Meet’ on Sunday. The day-long event, being held at Awfis, Connaught Place, will be a contest where top five startups among 100 will get a chance to pitch in front of renowned investors.

The city sees a kite-covered sky

Since the last 37 years, 58-year-old Devinder Pal Singh Sehgal, a kite artist, has been in the business of attracting all eyes towards the sky. Having registered his name in the Limca Book of Records and representing the country in different kite festivals around the globe, Sehgal uses kites as....

Delhi government speaks out on teachers given non-academic duties

The Delhi government has justified the deployment of 176 teachers in assisting with court cases pending before various Delhi courts as a purely administrative decision taken for the better functioning of the Education Department. In an affidavit submitted by the Director Education, Saumya Gupta, in....

Malabar hill citizens fight back to save Priyadarshini Park

The vision of Priyadarshini Park, aka PDP, took birth in the summer of 1980 with a resolution passed by Maharashtra Revenue and Forest Department to convert the said plot of land at Nepeansea Road into a maidan or garden green area. Subsequently, in 1988, Malabar Hill Citizens Forum (MCF), formed by....

Amazon does it again, this time it's Gandhi flip-flops

US portal Amazon has done it again. It is selling Gandhi flip- flops for roughly $17. The flip-flops have the face of the Father of the Nation divided into two. It is being sold under the fashion category of Amazon's US portal. Amazon had earlier used Indian gods to push its merchandise.

Duterte orders troops to blast militants and their hostages

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he has ordered his troops to bomb extremists who flee with their captives in a bid to stop a wave of kidnappings at sea, calling the loss of civilian lives in such an attack "collateral damage.

Bali crash pilot hallucinated, says Indonesia anti-narcotics boss

Most of Indonesia's airline accidents have involved pilots who tested positive for drugs, including a Lion Air jet that slammed into the sea four years ago while trying to land on the tourist island of Bali, the chief of the national narcotics agency said.

One-size-fits-all seems backward

Breaking news! The following new laws are going to be introduced in the coming year: all citizens must eat an equal amount of sadza and rice, five times a week; every house (whether it is in the high or low-density suburbs or kumusha) must have a garage (even if the owner does not own a car); every....

Grace Mugabe cronies wreck farm in one year

A once thriving tobacco farm where a white Zimbabwean farmer and his wife lived for 35 years before being turfed out by a British doctor with links to first lady Grace Mugabe lies empty only a year after its seizure. MailOnline. Six foot tall tobacco plants which were lovingly tended to by 40....

Veteran oil boss Heavey plans new adventures after Tullow

It has also implemented a restructuring programme including asset sales and big cuts in capital expenditure, hoping to use income from its massive TEN project off the coast of Ghana, which has recently started producing oil, to pay down its large debt pile. In 2015, Tullow had to amend a banking covenant to fend off the risk of a breach.

Ross in 'offensive' attack on road safety chief amid increase in deaths

The correspondence between the two public figures ultimately responsible for road safety relates to the appointment of board members to the RSA, their attendance at meetings and, bizarrely, also to typographical and other errors contained in a draft of the RSA annual report.

Heavey heads to Africa after 'worst' three years

Outgoing Tullow Oil chief executive Aidan Heavey will look to take on new business interests in Africa as he moves on from the company after three "horrendous years" of turmoil for the oil sector. Outgoing Tullow Oil chief executive Aidan Heavey will look to take on new business interests in Africa....

'My life flashed before me as I hit the ground... I'm very, very lucky'

He wants the contract signed this year and "shovels in the ground in 2018". He expects the actual roll-out to be quicker than has been projected. He puts this down to changes the Government has already introduced, such as having a single point of contact in each local authority for companies installing broadband networks.

Irish Life ready to back housing projects with pension funds

Irish Life chief executive David Harney said the group would be interested in both public and private projects if the right investment structure were in place. "Pension funds have built up a lot of money. And in Ireland there's €100bn been built up in pension funds so people are looking for areas to invest in.

More Democratic Lawmakers Refuse to Attend Inauguration

Seventeen Democratic lawmakers now say they are skipping Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony on Jan. 20, a number that grew Saturday after the president-elect dismissed a congressman who is a civil rights icon as "all talk." Some Democrats had said they were boycotting the event prior to Saturday,....

Roundtable to examine medical cannabis

Manufacturing and Innovation Minister Kyam Maher said the Government was “happy to examine any proposal that has the potential for industry development and jobs in the state”. The roundtable will bring together key stakeholders on January 30 to “discuss the potential for the establishment of....

Stay out of politics - Minister warns Econet

ICTs minister Supa Mandiwanzira has hit back at the country’s largest telecoms company, telling Econet Wireless to stop defaming his office and curb its “gluttonous” conduct which has become a public concern. The minister was responding after the company described him as inconsistent and a threat to progress in the telecoms industry.

Election years 2017-18: Challenges & chances

Dr Ikram Azam. LIKE the rest of the Muslim World, Pakistan also continues to experience endlessly excruciating Islamophobia ever after the 9/11/2001 American terrible traumatizing tragedy. Equally evil and devastating is reactive-reactionary many-faced extremism manifesting itself in Terrorism....

US envoy warns against cutting funding to UN

United Nations. US Ambassador Samantha Power has made a strong case against cutting funds to the United Nations, warning that this would be detrimental to American interests. The warning by Ambassador Power comes a day after two US senators introduced legislation to withdraw funding for the UN over....
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