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Doctors billing patients for private services to face fines in BC

first_imgVANCOUVER – Doctors who bill patients for health-care services outside the public system could face criminal charges and fines in British Columbia as the NDP government enforces a law introduced by the Liberals over a decade ago.Health Minister Adrian Dix said that starting in October, patients will have the right to file a complaint against a doctor who has charged them for services covered by medicare, including surgery or diagnostic procedures such as MRIs.“It’s the government’s responsibility to strengthen the system and focus on improvements that prevent the need for parallel systems where people feel they need to buy their way to the front of the line,” Dix said Wednesday.Physicians who refuse to refund patients could be fined $10,000 for a first offence and $20,000 for a second infraction, he said, adding a criminal conviction could mean they’d be banned from billing the Medical Services Plan.Patients who do not get their money back would be refunded by the Medical Services Commission, which will handle complaints and try to recover the cash directly from physicians so people don’t have to launch legal action, the Health Ministry said.Charging patients for publicly paid health services is prohibited under the Canada Health Act and British Columbia’s Medicare Protection Act.“It’s our expectation that those providing health care in British Columbia follow the law and that our laws protect people, protect patients,” Dix said. “In British Columbia, we’ve had an approach, really, over a long period of time, of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ with respect to these issues. And that approach, I think, has to end.”The changes will affect 56 private surgical clinics and 17 private MRI facilities in the province, and Dix said they will now be required to follow the law that prevents extra billing.“Previous health ministers, previous premiers, those I’ll name, Premier (Christy) Clark and Premier (Gordon) Campbell, had said they would act on this question, and they did not. Today, we are taking steps to protect patients and our public health-care system by bringing into force sections of the Medicare Protection Act that was passed unanimously by the legislative assembly in 2003.”Based on audits, Health Canada estimated extra billing in British Columbia came to $15.9 million in 2015-16. The federal government reduced funding to the province by the same amount this year.Dix said the province will be asking Ottawa to return the money, which could pay for 53,000 MRIs as well as thousands of surgeries.He said British Columbia’s laws against extra billing will now be brought to the same standard of those in Alberta and Ontario, where patients are repaid if they are charged for services.Dr. Michael Klein, a board member of Canadian Doctors for Medicare, said he’s pleased with the enforcement aspect of the announcement as well as increased funding already announced to allow for more hip and knee replacements through a centrally managed surgical wait list.“If you’re not providing sufficient money to keep operating rooms open and running diagnostic facilities, that becomes an incentive for entrepreneurs to do what they’ve done,” he said of private clinics.Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brian Day, who launched a B.C. Supreme Court lawsuit to argue for patients’ constitutional right to pay for speedier surgery, said court proceedings that have been on hold for several months involving his Cambie Surgery Centre are set to resume on Monday.“If the clinics all close, which they could, those people would be added to the public wait lists,” he said.“We’re talking about children waiting for spinal surgery and people waiting for cataract surgery.”Day opened his clinic in 1996 when the NDP was in power. The clinic was among four that were recently audited by the federal government.— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly reported trial resumes on Tuesday, in para 15.last_img read more


DOJ approves 69B CVS HealthAetna merger with conditions

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – The proposed $69 billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna is getting a greenlight from the Department of Justice, with some conditions.The Justice Department on Wednesday approved the deal on the condition that Aetna moves ahead with its plan to sell its Medicare Part D prescription drug plan business, resolving some anti-monopoly issues.Aetna announced last month it’d sell the business for an undisclosed amount.CVS announced plans to buy Hartford, Connecticut’s Aetna late last year. The deal is expected to give the Woonsocket, Rhode Island, drugstore chain a bigger role in health care, with the companies combining to manage care through CVS stores, clinics and prescription drugs.last_img


Doig River First Nations Visibility Project

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Doig River First Nations has started their Visibility Project at City Hall where the First Nations are using high-resolution window stickers featuring beaded artwork to be displayed throughout the community.Doig River First Nations wanted a symbol/image that best represented the FSJ Beaver Band, the original people. Beadwork was consistent in all the work Indigenous woman do, expressed Gary Oker, Doig River First Nations, and so the project also honours the importance of Indigenous women and the stories and love that is represented in beaded works of art.The art form of traditional beading has been important to the culture as decoration and has been a part of society for a long time shares Oker. Beads and beading were sought out as a way to trade as their beauty holds value, even today. This project is a way to share the kindness and love that would be put into a piece of beaded art by encouraging the town to participate and share the symbology and representation of Indigenous artworks, shared Oker.City Hall already has three images and next will be the Airport, Oker is asking the community to reach out to participate and the First Nations will come out and hang the beautiful art in business or organizations windows.You can call (250) 827.3776 for more information on the project.last_img read more


Pence says on Texas visit Venezuelan president must go

HOUSTON — Vice-President Mike Pence said Friday during a visit to Texas that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro “must go” because of the “suffering he has brought” to the people of that country.“The struggle in Venezuela is between dictatorship and democracy, but freedom has the momentum. Nicolas Maduro is a dictator with no legitimate claim to power, and Nicolas Maduro must go,” Pence said at the Baker Institute at Rice University in Houston, named for former Secretary of State James Baker.Houston is home to a large Venezuelan immigrant community, as well as the corporate headquarters of CITGO, a subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-run oil giant PDVSA. Pence earlier this week called for the release of six CITGO executives who’ve been jailed in Venezuela for more than a year without trial. Pence has said the five American citizens and one legal permanent U.S. resident , all with roots in Texas and Louisiana, are being “illegally detained.” Pence said some of their relatives were at his speech Friday in Houston.The U.S. and about 50 other countries contend Maduro’s election last year was illegitimate and that support opposition leader Juan Guaido’s claim to the presidency.Pence Friday said that “for far too long the people of Venezuela have suffered under the heavy hand of oppression.” He noted there’s been a mass exodus from the country, with more than 3 million abandoning it so far. He said that “for those who stay behind, it is a society of lawlessness, corruption, crime and violence.”The U.S. on Friday added two oil-sector companies and 34 vessels to a sanctions list aimed at forcing Maduro to step down. A Treasury Department announcement said the companies and vessels are being used to ship fuel to Cuba or in other aspects of the oil industry and help support the Maduro government.Pence said the only way Maduro “clings to power” is with the help of Cuba.“All options are on the table,” Pence said. “We will not stand idly by while the Venezuelan people suffer under dictatorship and oppression. And Nicolas Maduro would do well not to test the resolve of the United States of America.”Earlier Pence made a stop in Houston to thank U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for their service. He’s set later Friday to head to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Center in College Station where he’ll participate in a discussion on the American vice presidency with former vice-presidents Dick Cheney and Dan Quayle.The Associated Press read more


SaskPower wants five per cent rate increase to keep up with demand

REGINA — Residential power users in Saskatchewan could be paying about $6 more a month for electricity next year.SaskPower has asked for a five per cent rate increase that would take effect March 1.The provincially owned power company says the increase is needed to keep up with growing electricity demand, environmental commitments and investment in an aging electrical system.SaskPower CEO Mike Marsh says the company has invested more than $6 billion in capital projects and power purchase agreements over the last five years.The request for a rate increase still needs to be approved by the Saskatchewan rate review panel.The panel advises the government about the reasonableness of a rate change.


Urging international action UNESCO chief condemns ISILs cultural cleansing in Iraq

Briefing journalists at a press conference earlier this morning, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General, Irina Bokova, condemned the devastation of artefacts and bas-reliefs, including large statues from the UNESCO world Heritage site of Hatra, by ISIL. “This tragedy is far from just a cultural issue: it’s an issue of major security,” she declared. “We see clearly how terrorists use the destruction of heritage in their strategy to destabilize and manipulate populations so that they can assure their own domination.”Ms. Bokova, who has urged Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council to meet on ISIL’s rampant destruction of cultural heritage, said she was encouraged by “the strong international mobilization” against the group’s actions and warned that the “deliberate destruction” of cultural heritage is a war crime according to the Rome statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). She added that she had already contacted ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda “to attract her attention to the attacks on the Mosul Museum and encourage her to open a case.”ISIL extremists have reportedly engaged in “cultural cleansing” across Iraq and other territories occupied by the group, including the destruction of religious heritage belonging to Muslim, Christian and Jewish sects alike. At the same time, they also participate in the illicit traffic of artefacts in order to help fund their terrorist acts.At the press conference, the Director-General also confirmed that UNESCO is preparing to launch a coalition of partners to stop the illegal trade of cultural heritage with its first meeting to be held at the agency’s headquarters in Paris, France.“I can announce today that UNESCO is going to launch a coalition against the illicit traffic cultural artefacts,” she continued. “We are going to organize, here at our headquarters, within the next few weeks a first meeting with our key partners to assure the implementation of this resolution,” she said referring to a UN Security Council measure unanimously adopted two weeks ago, which urged global cooperation in targeting sources of funding for ISIL and Al-Nusrah Front (ANF), and condemned those buying oil from the groups, banned all trade in looted antiquities from Iraq and Syria, and called on States to end ransom payments.The resolution, which called on UNESCO, Interpol, and other international organizations to assist in such efforts, was at the time welcomed by Ms. Bokova as a “milestone for enhanced protection of cultural heritage in Iraq and Syria.” read more


Leap Motion controller used to control robotic hexapod

first_imgThe Leap Motion controller is a motion sensing system intended to act as a fully three-dimensional input mechanism. It can follow gestures in real time, then translate them on to a screen, but that’s just the start. While initial impressions of the device have been a little lukewarm, that doesn’t mean it’s dead in the water. In fact, it can be used to control a robotic hexapod with very little setup, and nothing that can control a robotic hexapod can be a failure. Nothing.A fellow by the name of Queron Williams was testing out his new Leap Motion controller when he realized there was a huge processing library available for it on GitHub. It turns out his robotic hexapod (which we all have) was running a compatible control program. From there is was a simple matter to link the two up.It’s still a work in progress, but Williams has managed to map the Leap input to the x, y, z, yaw, pitch & roll of the hexapod robot. So you can place your hand above the controller and move it around to have the robot mimic your movements. The hexapod itself carries a Raspberry Pi on its back to catch the Leap signals via TCP/IP and relays the values to the leg servos.It was reportedly fairly simple to get this implementation up and running, but his next step is to get the controller to recognize two hands so the robot’s front legs can be manipulated independently. Surely walking and terrifying pets can’t be far off.last_img read more


Soy Growers Request Meeting with DLA Regarding Soy Ingredients

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) is requesting a meeting with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in response to their request for information about soy ingredients they intend to prohibit. Read the letter here.Why? In August, food companies received a surprise notice from DLA that a number of ingredients must be removed from military dining, including Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Isolated Soybean Protein (ISP), Soy Protein Concentrate (SPC), and Vegetable Protein Product (VPP) when used as meat protein extenders. ASA and several other groups initially submitted comments regarding soy health facts since the announcement. Read ASA’s here.However…ASA joins the Coalition for Uniformity in Food Ingredient Standards in disappointment upon learning that, despite efforts to share information, the Army Buyer’s Guide Version 11 continues to exclude soy protein extenders.What does ASA say? “Soy is an important component of the American diet, providing high-quality protein that lowers blood cholesterol. Food service providers have, for many years, been utilizing soy ingredients to lower saturated fat, cholesterol and calories. The implication that soy is used as a filler for meat protein is simply incorrect.”What else is ASA doing? In addition to comments and the meeting request, ASA and other stakeholder groups have met with top U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition officials, as well as many Members of Congress to explain that this proposal would have negative consequences for nutrition and functionality of food served to service members.last_img read more


GST was thrust upon an unprepared nation says former Finance minister P

first_img Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) listens to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during the Global Business Summit in New Delhi January 16, 2015.REUTERS/Anindito MukherjeeThe Congress leader also said that the tax administrators were untrained.Gross delay in refunds has blocked crucial working capital of firms. It is widely perceived that GST has increased the tax burden of the common citizen; it has certainly not reduced the tax burden as was promised.The truth is that GST was thrust upon an unprepared nation.Chidambaram advised the government to bring petroleum products and electricity under GST. P Chidambaram speaks at the Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA) conclave in New Delhi July 16, 2013 [Representational Image]Reuters filePrime minister Modi might have said GST has brought about a positive change in the Indian economy, but according to former finance minister P Chidambaram, GST has become a bad word among commoners.The Congress on Sunday attacked the Modi government on the first anniversary of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), saying it has become a bad word among business persons.The design, structure, infrastructure backbone, rate or rates and implementation of GST were so flawed that GST has become a bad word among business persons, traders, exporters and common citizens.Chidambaram said the only section that appeared to be happy about the GST was the tax administration that had acquired extraordinary powers that frighten the average business person and the common citizen.Beginning with the GST Constitution Amendment Bill, every step taken by the BJP government with regard to the GST was deeply flawed.The net result is that what we have today is a very different animal and not a true GST.The Congress leader also stressed that the multiple rates, going up to 40 percent, and arbitrary cess on top of the rates had completely “distorted the idea of GST”. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced that the country would be switching to GST rollout at midnight June 30, 2017.ReutersAccording to the former Finance minister, average business firms, especially the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are facing a huge compliance burden, “by requiring the assessee to file three returns a month in every state where the assessee carries on business. That means that an all-India business is required to file over 1,000 returns a year,” he said.Chidambaram added that because of the flawed design and hasty implementation, according to the statement of the Minister of Industry in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, 50,000 SME units in that state were closed in 2017-18 and 5 lakh jobs were lost.It is an undeniable fact that GST has not yet had a positive impact on economic growth,” the Congress leader said.last_img read more


Microsoft Pledges 50M to Fight Climate Change With AI

first_imgStay on target Microsoft last week announced a $50 million investment to help fight climate change with artificial intelligence.On the two-year anniversary of the sealing of the Paris Agreement, Redmond declared plans to broaden its AI for Earth grant program.That includes spending $50 million over the next five years to distribute technology to folks around the world who are working to protect the globe.AdChoices广告“While the experts’ warnings are dire, at Microsoft we believe technology advances can help us better understand and address the environmental issues facing our planet,” Brad Smith, Microsoft president and chief legal officer, wrote in a blog post.Scientists have long relied on data—conditions of air, water, land; well-being of wildlife—to study Earth. But that’s not enough, according to Redmond.“We need technology’s help to capture this vast amount of data and convert it into actionable intelligence,” Smith said.Jeffrey Allenby of the Chesapeake Conservancy (right) and Bob Ingersoll (left) view the high-res maps of Bob’s farm, produced as part of a Microsoft mapping project (via Microsoft)Enter AI, which can be trained to classify raw data from sensors on the ground, in the sky, or in space into categories humans and computers can comprehend.From understanding human speech and kicking butt at strategic games to interpreting complex information and operating autonomous cars, artificial intelligence has come a long way since its modern beginnings in the mid-’50s.Now, Microsoft wants to use the technology to “accelerate our ability to observe environmental systems and how they are changing at a global scale, convert the data into useful information, and apply that information to take concrete steps to better manage our natural resources,” Smith wrote.The firm’s cloud and AI programs are already hard at work in places like Norway and Singapore, where organizations are building more effective and self-reliant electrical grids to save on energy costs and help the environment. And, farmers in Australia use sensors, analytics, and apps to produce real-time weather data, helping growers reduce water usage and increase yield.Microsoft and Project Premonition are using smart traps to capture mosquitoes and sequence their DNA to fight disease (via Microsoft)But the six-month-old AI for Earth program is about more than just handing out high-tech gadgets and resources. It is a long-term commitment to apply AI in four key areas: climate, water, agriculture, and biodiversity.To do that, Redmond will expand seed grants worldwide, work with groups to scale and commercialize new solutions, and identify opportunities to incorporate new AI advances into open-source services.“We face a collective need for urgent action to address global climate issues,” Smith said. “As we enter the world’s Fourth Industrial Revolution, a technology-fueled transformation, we must not only move technology forward, but also use this era’s technology to clean up the past and create a better future.”Microsoft last month sent a corporate “eff you” to President Donald Trump by pledging to reduce operational carbon emissions 75 percent by 2030.On top of existing carbon neutrality and renewable energy commitments, the company’s latest investments in energy efficiency could help avoid more than 10 million metric tons of carbon emissions within 15 years. Robot Dog Astro Can Sit, Lie Down, and Save LivesMIT’s AI Knitting System Designs, Creates Woven Garments center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more


Driver abandons vehicle after crashing into farmyard just outside Ladysmith

first_imgA vehicle was found abandoned on a farm just outside Ladysmith recently. It is believed that the driver was involved in a motor vehicle accident and fled the scene after crashing into the premises.Read also: Update: Road open after fatal crash on N11Also read: Breaking News: Multiple fatalities in horror crash in Msinga areaThe farmer noticed the vehicle on his property and immediately contacted Public Safety.The Vehicle Theft Unit also went out to the scene to check if the car had been stolen. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The vehicle was not stolen property and Public Safety managed to get in contact with the owner.The car was then towed away by a local towing service.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more


Detained Washington Post reporter back in Iran court

first_img Top Stories Comments   Share   Rezaian, his wife and two photojournalists were detained on July 22 in Tehran. All were later released except Rezaian, who has been held over 300 days.Salehi left the courthouse with Rezaian’s mother in a white taxi. She declined to comment to waiting reporters, saying only: “I am not in a good state.”Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported that two other people detained with Rezaian were also in court Monday. It did not elaborate or say who those two are.Rezaian’s defense lawyer, Leila Ahsan, previously said that Salehi and one of the two unnamed photojournalists also face trial. Calls to Ahsan were not immediately returned on Monday.As in the May hearing, reporters gathered in front of the courthouse gate did not see Rezaian, his lawyer or the other two co-defendants arrive for the session. In Iran, authorities usually bring those charged in sensitive cases into the building through another gate, which is closed to the public.The semi-official Tasnim news agency reported that Rezaian defended himself in English, and that a translation of his statements was handed to Judge Abolghassem Salavati by a translator.Rezaian is a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen who was born and spent most of his life in the United States. Iran does not recognize other nationalities for its citizens. Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Salehi, a reporter for The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi, remains in Iran, barred from traveling abroad, the Post has said.At his first hearing, the court alleged that Rezaian had written to President Barack Obama and also cited a trip he made to the U.S. Consulate in Dubai, Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency reported at the time.Martin Baron, the Post’s executive editor, has disputed the nature of the alleged correspondence, saying that Rezaian filled out an online job application for the Obama administration after the 2008 election, though he was never hired.The Post has said Rezaian faces 10 to 20 years in prison if convicted. His brother, Ali Rezaian, earlier said that Jason had visited the consulate in Dubai to get a U.S. visa for his wife.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Rezaian’s mother, Mary, told The Associated Press after his second hearing ended on Monday afternoon that she does not know how many more sessions there will be or how the trial is going.She and Rezaian’s wife, Yeganeh Salehi, were both at the courthouse Monday but they were only allowed in a waiting hall and not in the courtroom itself.“I just know that my son is innocent. As his mother, I wanted to come and show my support. Six months ago I was here and they told me ‘leave and come back for the trial’. I came back a month ago. I am here for the trial, but they are not permitting me to see him” during the hearings, Mary Rezaian said. “He is very tired, very distressed because he does not understand why he is being held.”“He is being accused of being a master spy when all he was doing was reporting on a country that he loves. So it is very hard for him. Very, very hard for him. And of course he misses his wife,” she added. “So two years they have been married, one year he has been in prison. It is a very, very difficult thing.”She said she has been in Iran for a month and has been allowed to see her son briefly twice.center_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The mother of detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian said Monday her son is “very tired, very distressed” as the journalist returned to a Tehran courtroom for the second closed-door hearing in his espionage trial.Rezaian, the Post’s 39-year-old bureau chief, had his first closed-door hearing on May 26 in a Revolutionary Court on charges including espionage and propaganda against the Islamic Republic. The Post has strongly criticized the detention of its reporter, and American officials and rights groups have also pressed for his release. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous oflast_img read more


Youll be mad as a hatter for Swissotels new High Tea

first_img“I think what people love the most is the Swiss Lindt chocolate fountain. It’s amazing to see the look on our guests faces when they see all that chocolate! It is the only one of its kind in Sydney.”This five star high tea experience was beautifully paired with a discussion over five star foot wear from Shoes of Prey*On booking the Swissotel Sydney High tea, guests can also request a hour consultation with online portal Shoes of Prey.Guests can indulge in Swissotel Sydney’s extensive high tea buffet on the weekend for $39.00 per person. Moet & Chandon is also available by the flute from $22.00. *Cost of purchasing shoes is not including in cost of the high tea. Group booking of minimum 6 people required for Shoes of Prey consultations. Conditions apply. Subject to availability.  Swissotel Sydney invited guests to indulge in an afternoon of uncommon nonsense on Wednesday to celebrate the launch of its new High Tea service.Guests enjoyed the Alice in Wonderland themed event over a glass of Moet & Chandon at the Mad Hatter’s Table where more than a few ladies were overheard telling their neighbours that it was their “un-birthday.”Executive Chef, Justin Zammit created the “curiouser and curiouser” high tea using seasonal ingredients and fresh local produce.  “I want to evoke our guest’s imaginations and encourage an enjoyable experience by creating an unconventional and unique High Tea service.”Drawing on his Michelin star experience,  Justin served tantalizing sweet treats including scones, petit cakes, jellies, mousses and crème brulee complimented by savory bites of pinwheel sandwiches filled with smoked salmon & cream cheese, egg & cress and organic chicken. Energetic Food and Beverage Manager, Brook Sargeant says, “We have made a number of enhancements to put the fun back into High Tea! From the traditional tiered service during the week to the expansive buffet selection on the weekend, we really cater to all tastes. Mad Hatter’s Table. Mad Hatter cake. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Flast_img read more


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just about two days ago,The parameters collected would be of immense interest to both Pakistan and China The likelihood of either or both financing the North Korean tests — which costs a prohibitive amount of money — is possible Indian intelligence agencies therefore need to exert themselves in this direction to provide grist to the Bolton mill of non-proliferation Bolton’s views on Iran are similarly harsh His own writing on the subject— and he writes a lot — is unequivocal calling it former president Barack Obama’s “diplomatic waterloo” which is as clear as it could possibly get While Bolton is widely known to have been the architect of the war against Iraq there was also enough to indicate that he would have liked to have extended this to Iran as well in one broad sweep of regime change Thankfully that didn’t take place At present however Bolton and his coterie are driven by the fear that the Ayatollahs are still fixated on getting a nuclear weapon for themselves Unfortunately this is a view shared by many most worryingly by Trump himself The hard fought nuclear deal by the earlier administration is however the bedrock of regional stability and as such is also vital for Indian security Though India has now begun the process of investment in our national currency the difficulties inherent to balancing our Iran policy with an intransigent US administration is likely to be fraught with difficulties The most problematic area of concern is likely to be Pakistan Bolton’s knowledge and more importantly his concerns about Pakistan are largely limited to its nuclear weapons and not terrorism per se Following the killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan and the ensuing anger in the US Bolton argued that cutting aid was not an option since Pakistan’s nuclear weapons (from 60-100) could fall into the hands of radicals This seems to point to a very poor knowledge about the dynamics inherent to Pakistan’s proxy war strategy and its shrewd rattling of a nuclear sabre in aid of this The most recent statements attributed to Bolton where he warned that as a nuclear capable terrorist country Pakistan would be “like Iran or North Korea on steroids” typifies this view and underlines what his foremost concerns are: Of Pakistani nuclear weapons falling into the wrong hands Expect that in the coming days Pakistani analysts will be sent far and wide to take about just how unstable their country is likely to get in the midst of an upswing in radicalism and ergo the need for American aid to prevent such a horror Hopefully however Trump has Pakistan’s measure A businessman to the core he would still want to know what he gets out of his billions in aid Bolton as NSA will certainly retain all crusading convictions against the bad guys in part because this is what the American public likes to hear But going adventuring abroad goes against the grain of Trump’s beliefs that the administration should concentrate on building America and leave the rest of the world to chase itself round the block Bolton’s policies on North Korea and Iran are therefore likely to be tempered by Trump even as he gives free rein to his NSA to build up the military and modernise the nuclear arsenal Another round of nuclear one-upmanship is inevitable particularly in anti-ballistic missile technologies India has no particular reason to fear a hardening of policy other than on trade and that was inevitable anyway However it might well consider speeding up ways to get around the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act 2010 and allow the India-US nuclear deal to reach its full potential so that US entry into the lucrative nuclear energy business can be facilitated Money talks always to neocons and liberals alike Explosive data Bland cover muffles alarm over shrinking budgets National Science Board A new analysis by the National Science Board reveals that the recent cuts in state support for the most research-intensive public universities in the United States have not occurred uniformly across the country But the board the oversight body for the National Science Foundation (NSF) warns that in toto the reductions are making it harder for those elite institutions to train the next generation of scientists and engineers and carry out world-class research The mixed picture of state spending patterns emerges from a report issued today that expands on information contained in the 2012 edition of the biennial Science and Engineering Indicators released in February Indicators is NSF’s statistical bible on the global science and engineering enterprise Indicators had already reported that state funding for the country’s 101 top public universities declined by an average of 20% on a per-student basis between 2002 and 2010 But that average hides considerable variation according to the new report For example New York with the 10th largest student population enrolled at its four research-intensive public universities has enjoyed a 72% increase in per-student funding from the state That’s the biggest jump for any state Wyoming with only one such institution ranked in the top 100 by research funding is close behind at 62% At the same time only three other states—Alaska North Dakota and Delaware—received a boost from state legislators in per-capita spending at their research-intensive universities (California has the most such institutions in the top 101 with nine followed by five each for Florida and Virginia Twenty-two states have a single public university on the list) And at none did the increase top 10% In comparison per-capita spending has declined over the decade in nine of the 10 states with the largest number of students enrolled in public research universities Four experienced a decline of at least 30% topped by a 37% drop at Illinois’ three such universities The state with the largest student enrollment California has suffered a 30% drop in per-capita support The squeeze on state budgets from the great recession of 2008 isn’t the only reason for the overall decline in per-capita state support however Recessions often trigger an increase in enrollment as unemployed workers go back to school to upgrade their job skills college graduates pursue advanced degrees and students feel more pressure to obtain a college degree Thus 47 of the 50 states saw enrollments rise over the decade and in four the growth exceeded 30% That double whammy—more students and fewer state dollars—has accelerated the spending decline on a per-capita basis "The Nation’s public research universities play a vital role in preparing the next generation of innovators" writes board chair Dan Arvizu in an introduction to the 34-page report "[T]he Board is concerned with the continued ability of these institutions to provide affordable quality education and training to a broad range of students" This is the board’s second report stemming from the 2012 Indicators; this spring it analyzed the role of research in stimulating innovation Arvizu says the board plans 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