‘What’s the plan?’ Alaska Senators say ACA replacement in the works

first_imgThe phones were ringing this week at U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Washington office, with calls about Trump’s cabinet nominees and also the Affordable Care Act.Because of the Affordable Care Act, some 17,000 Alaskans now get their insurance through expanded Medicaid, Murkowski said, and 18,000 buy policies on the individual market, most of them subsidized.“It’s a small number, but it’s a number that we need, to make sure that we’re listening to, that we’re responding to,” Murkowski said.The specifics of that response aren’t yet clear.She didn’t directly say, for instance, whether she’s committed to keeping the expansion of Medicaid.“It is absolutely a key part to this discussion,” Murkowski said.Like the rest of the Alaska delegation, she wants to keep parts of the ACA, such as the coverage for pre-existing conditions.She wants to dump the mandate that everybody get insurance.Murkowski acknowledges that risks an imbalance, where only high-cost patients would buy coverage.“We’re going to have to figure out where those pay-fors are, and how you can ensure that you get enough healthy younger people to participate,” she said.How do you do that?“Well, you make your healthcare more affordable in the first place,” Murkowski said.One idea Murkowski has is to require price transparency, so patients can comparison-shop for knee surgery like they can for shoes or tires.She said each state will need different solutions.“You ask the natural and easy question: ‘Well, what is the plan?’” Murkowski told reporters. “I think if we get hung up on one plan …”Murkowski moved from there to naming some of the topics under discussion, like expanding health savings accounts.“What’s the plan?!?!” is actually the name of a campaign launched by University of Alaska Anchorage students. Political science major Mark Simon said he’s alarmed that Congress is already taking steps toward repeal.“We would like to know what the plan is to replace the Affordable Care Act, and ensure that there isn’t going to be a massive gap in coverage,” Simon said.U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan said he doesn’t think Congress will immediately change or drop the subsidies that help most people who buy insurance on the exchanges.As to whether the ultimate plan is to eliminate the subsidies…“We’re not looking to pull the rug out from people who have relied on this law, even though the law is not working,” Sullivan said.Sullivan said Congress has to make major changes, and soon.Sullivan points out that only one insurance company is now serving Alaska on the exchange and the cost of plans has shot up.“To do nothing right now, to do nothing, is irresponsible,” Sullivan said.The House is expected to vote Friday on the budget measure that starts the repeal.It instructs Senate and House committees to come up with repeal bills by Jan. 27.Earlier this week, Murkowski backed an amendment to extend the deadline until March.The sponsors dropped that amendment, but Murkowski said she’s been assured the timeline isn’t set in stone.Share this story: Federal Government | Nation & World | Politics‘What’s the plan?’ Alaska Senators say ACA replacement in the worksJanuary 13, 2017 by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media Share:Alaska senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan say a replacement for the Affordable Care Act is in the works, after the U.S. Senate took the initial step toward repealing the measure early morning Thursday, Jan. 12. They are photographed here together at the 2015 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention. (Photo by Mikko Wilson/KTOO)As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump repeatedly promised to “repeal Obamacare and replace it with something great.”Early Thursday morning the U.S. Senate took an initial step toward repeal. As for the replacement, Alaska’s two senators describe something still in the formative stages. Audio Playerhttp://media.aprn.org/2017/ann-20170112-02.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

FDA finalizes rules for when a biosimilar is ‘interchangeable’ with a biologic

first_img Tags biosimilarbiotechnologydrug pricinggovernment agenciespharmaceuticalspolicySTAT+ Log In | Learn More Ed Silverman Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED WASHINGTON — The FDA on Friday spelled out exactly what kind of studies biosimilar drug makers must conduct in order to be considered “interchangeable” with a biologic drug the way a generic functions for a normal medicine.It’s the agency’s final word on a controversial and long-running fight over how it will define those rules for the pricey category of biologic drugs, the complex drugs made from living organisms used to treat conditions like cancer, and their copycat biosimilars. Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. About the Authors Reprints What’s included? [email protected] Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. [email protected] STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.center_img The Food and Drug Administration Andrew Harnik/AP GET STARTED Washington Correspondent Nicholas Florko reports on the the intersection of politics and health policy. He is the author the newsletter “D.C. Diagnosis.” FDA finalizes rules for when a biosimilar is ‘interchangeable’ with a biologic Politics @Pharmalot @NicholasFlorko By Nicholas Florko and Ed Silverman May 10, 2019 Reprints Nicholas Florko What is it?last_img read more

FDA ‘rapidly’ working toward COVID-19 vaccine approval

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS Florida nursing homes report COVID-19 infection rates nearly double the national average June 16, 2021 FDA Commissioners Stephen M. Hahn and Peter Marks said Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is “rapidly” working toward approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.On Thursday, a federal advisory panel voted to recommend that the FDA authorize the vaccine.“…the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has informed the sponsor that it will rapidly work toward finalization and issuance of an emergency use authorization. The agency has also notified the U.S. Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention and Operation Warp Speed, so they can execute their plans for timely vaccine distribution,” said the commissioners on Friday, following Thursday’s vote.FDA Commissioner @SteveFDA and @FDACBER Director Dr. Peter Marks issue a statement on yesterday’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting. https://t.co/8uKTTDTYcx pic.twitter.com/2aufBaMTez— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) December 11, 2020The FDA commissioners’ statements Friday morning are not an official approval of the vaccine, rather a statement on their intent. AdvertisementGovernor Ron DeSantis said Florida’s first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is expected within the week, if approved by the FDA.The state could receive 179,400 doses of the vaccine from the federal government’s allocation. “We are working to get as much vaccine for our citizens as possible, but Florida will not, nor will any state, have enough to vaccinate everyone right off the bat,” Governor DeSantis said. The state’s top priority will be immunization for residents of long-term care facilities, followed by health care workers who are at high risk and in high-contact environments. DOH-Collier bringing COVID-19 vaccines to homebound residents June 17, 2021center_img AdvertisementTags: covid-19 vaccineFDAFloridaPfizer AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Two suffer shark bites off Florida beach June 16, 2021 Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021last_img read more

WATCH: Laois football manager Mike Quirke on 2021 season, the Dubs and his coaching advice

first_img By Steven Miller – 2nd April 2021 WATCH: Laois football manager Mike Quirke on 2021 season, the Dubs and his coaching advice TAGSJoe Mallon MotorsLaois senior footballersMike Quirke Electric Picnic Twitter Facebook Council Mike Quirke has had the most unusual two seasons as Laois senior football manager.He was no length in the job in 2020 when the Coronavirus pandemic hit, meaning that for most of that year he didn’t see his players until the action resumed last autumn.And while it was initially thought that there would be a short turnaround ahead of the 2021 campaign, the season was again put on ice.This week, however, the GAA have announced that inter-county teams can return to training on April 19 with games expected to begin at some stage in May.He chatted to LaoisToday this week about the upcoming season, how he’s been keeping in touch with the Laois players and why he says they haven’t been tempted to break the training ban.He also discusses his own recent coaching podcast series where he chatted to high profile personalities from a number of different sports as well as dispensing advice to underage coaches ahead of the return to training.You can watch it in full below.Both Mike Quirke and LaoisToday are brand ambassadors for Joe Mallon Motors in Portlaoise.  Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleCoronavirus: 8 further deaths and 591 new cases – 27 in LaoisNext articleBig plans and high hopes for Abbeyleix musician when live music gets the green light Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Pinterest WhatsApp Home Sport GAA WATCH: Laois football manager Mike Quirke on 2021 season, the Dubs and… SportGAAGaelic Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Pinterest Twitter Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 monthslast_img read more

Numurkah Skate Park extension – we want to hear from you

first_imgNumurkah Skate Park extension – we want to hear from you The Numurkah Skate Park is a popular family-friendly venue for the local community and last year Council was contacted by a passionate user of the facility to establish a beginner’s area.Mayor Libro Mustica said this new extension would meet the needs of the younger skate park users.“Funds from the Federal Government’s $1 million Drought Funding have been earmarked to pay for this project and some proposed designs have been drawn up,” Cr Mustica said.“We now need to hear from the community – let us know what you think.“Go to our website, look at the plans and then fill in the simple survey.“Alternatively, go to the skate park and view the signs on display, then use the QR Code on the sign to fill in the survey.”Consultation closes Sunday 28 February 2021. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:community, council, drought, Federal, federal government, Government, local council, meet, Moira, Moira Shire Council, Numurkah, project, survey, Victoria, websitelast_img read more

Speedy machines steal the spotlight at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

first_img Rest to 200 km/h in 7.8 seconds, a standing quarter-mile in 10.3 seconds and it stops from 200 km/h in a dizzying 4.6 seconds. These are the numbers that define the second-generation McLaren Super Series — the 720S. Power comes from a new 4.0-litre V8 with two turbochargers, generating 720 horsepower. The stopping power comes from monster calipers that clamp down on trash can-sized carbon-ceramic rotors. It also adopts a suspension that reads the road and tires to arrive at the right damping characteristics. Naturally, the 720S’ driving characteristics are adjustable. The instrumentation comes from tomorrow — the Folding Driver Display digital instrument has two different ways of viewing the information. Full Display offers the info in a large screen format; when it swivels back into the dash, it becomes the Slim Display. This limits the info to critical data, which minimizes information overload. Finally, the dihedral doors require 150 millimetres less space to open, so it fits in a smaller parking spot. Mind you, it is a brave person who parks this thing at the mall!Ferrari 812 Superfast Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ferrari 812 SuperfastGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ferrari 812 SuperfastGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ferrari 812 SuperfastGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ferrari 812 SuperfastGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ferrari 812 SuperfastGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ferrari 812 SuperfastGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ferrari 812 SuperfastGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ferrari 812 SuperfastGraeme Fletcher, Driving Now what does the driver with a need for speed drive? The Bentley Continental Supersports convertible is a hot new candidate. It is, says Bentley, is the fastest drop top in the world and it is not difficult to understand why — the 6.0-litre W12 engine pushes 700 horsepower and 750 lb.-ft. of torque through an eight-speed transmission and all four wheels, splitting the power 40 per cent up front and 60 per cent to the rear wheels. This, in spite of the mass at play, gives it a run to 100 km/h of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 330 km/h. The carbon-fibre front splitter and rear diffuser then reduce lift to keep it planted on the road rather than reaching for the sky. Of course, the cabin is all Bentley — a herd’s worth of the finest leather and the mandatory organ stops for the air vents. As for the claim it is the faster four-seater around, well, take that with a grain of salt — the rear seat legroom is slightly more than nothing. Pagani pulled the wraps off the Huayra Roadster. Aside from its jaw-dropping looks, what makes this super-sled special is the reversal of an age-old trend — it is lighter by 80 kilograms and more powerful than the coupe. The AMG-sourced 6.0-litre V12 engine pushes 764 horsepower and 738 lb.-ft. of torque, which is enough to get the driver from rest to 100 km/h in three seconds. It also gets Brembo’s latest carbon-ceramic brakes along with monster 20-inch wheels up front and 21-inch rear wheels, with equally wide tires. The rubber footprint, says Pagani, allows the Roadster to pull a surreal 1.8 lateral Gs. The Roadster will arrive with two tops — a carbon-fibre lid with a glass panel, and a fabric top that stows in the trunk should it rain while out for a romp. In spite of its stratospheric price – roughly $3.25 million Canadian dollars – all 100 roadsters have already sold out.Lamborghini Huracán Performante Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lamborghini Huracan PerformanteGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lamborghini Huracan PerformanteGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lamborghini Huracan PerformanteGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lamborghini Huracan PerformanteGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lamborghini Huracan PerformanteGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lamborghini Huracan PerformanteGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lamborghini Huracan PerformanteGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Lamborghini Huracan PerformanteGraeme Fletcher, Driving The 87th annual Geneva Motor Show is officially underway, once again easing us out of hibernation with only the finest eye candy on the planet.This year’s show promises to be a smash hit, with Aston Martin, Lamborghini, McLaren and Pagani being just a few of the many automakers set to show off their finest, speediest and arguably most prohibitively expensive machinery.Full coverage of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show The latest addition to the Porsche 911 stable is the GT3, with a few key updates. It arrives with a naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six, which makes it one of Porsche’s few non-turbo offerings. This engine pushes 500 horsepower through a six-speed manual gearbox — the aficionados will be celebrating — or, for the shiftless, a seven-speed twin-clutch (PDK) transmission. The thrust of the GT3 has always been light making might; with a curb weight of 1,430 kilograms (with a full fuel tank), the latest GT3 boasts an enviable power-to-weight ratio of 2.86 kilograms per horsepower, so you know it will be fast. Porsche says the zero-to-100 km/h run comes in at 3.4 seconds with PDK aboard. Rear-wheel steering is standard, as is the track precision app — it records a hot lap and overlays the video with vital data from the car. The GT3 arrives in the third quarter of this year with a starting price of $163,300.Audi RS 5 Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Audi RS 5Derek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Audi RS 5Derek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Audi RS 5Derek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Audi RS 5Derek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Audi RS 5Graeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Audi RS 5Graeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Audi RS 5Graeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Audi RS 5Graeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Audi RS 5Graeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Audi RS 5Graeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Audi RS 5Graeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Audi RS 5Graeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Audi RS 5Derek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Audi RS 5Derek McNaughton, Driving If the Bentley Continental Supersports below is a tad too formal, try the Ferrari 812 Superfast on for size. It sure lives up to its name and its gorgeous lines — the sensuous 812 is the fastest ride the Prancing Horse marque has ever turned out of its coveted corral. The 6.5-litre V12 engine gives the driver access to 800 horsepower (123 horses per litre) and 530 lb.-ft. of torque, 80 per cent of which twists out at 3,500 rpm. So, how fast, you ask? From a stop, 100 km/h comes in 2.9 seconds and it gallops on to a top speed of 335 km/h. To underscore its significance, this beauty is being launched in Rosso Settanta red to commemorate the company’s 70th anniversary. It also gets a new advanced handling package, which includes torque vectoring.Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Porsche 911 GT3 RSGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Porsche 911 GT3 RSGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Porsche 911 GT3 RSGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Porsche 911 GT3 RSGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Porsche 911 GT3 RSGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Porsche 911 GT3 RSGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Porsche 911 GT3 RSGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Porsche 911 GT3 RSGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Porsche 911 GT3 RSGraeme Fletcher, Driving It is commonplace for manufacturers to launch electric vehicles in this greener age, but when Bentley joins the fray with an all-electric car, it’s time to take notice. While the company was very thin on details, it says the vision is for a customer to be able to drive between London and Paris or Milan and Monaco on a single charge. Replenishing the electrons is accomplished through a high-speed inductive charging system, and when running, the 6e logo lights up within the grille.The EXP 12’s cabin is simply exquisite — the entire central console is made from a solid piece of curved glass with a high-definition OLED screen sitting within. It becomes the command central for everything from the navigation and entertainment to the climate controls. The glass theme continues with two glass sections on the steering wheel, both giving access to the media, communications, navigation and vehicle set-up. Bentley’s electrified strategy will grow to include plug-in hybrids being introduced across the model range in coming years — it will start with the Bentayga in 2018.Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Bentley Continental Supersports ConvertibleGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Bentley Continental Supersports ConvertibleGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Bentley Continental Supersports ConvertibleGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Bentley Continental Supersports ConvertibleGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Bentley Continental Supersports ConvertibleGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Bentley Continental Supersports ConvertibleGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Bentley Continental Supersports ConvertibleGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Bentley Continental Supersports ConvertibleGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Bentley Continental Supersports ConvertibleGraeme Fletcher, Driving We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.center_img McLaren 720S Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2McLaren 720SGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2McLaren 720SGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2McLaren 720SGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2McLaren 720SGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2McLaren 720SGraeme Fletcher, Driving The performance version of Lamborghini’s Huracán, the Performante, arrives with a higher output and mid-mounted 5.2-litre V10 producing 640 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque. This means the all-wheel-drive supercar warps from rest to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds. However, the Performante has a secret in the form of its Aerodynamica Lamborghini Attiva, taking adaptive aerodynamics to a new level. A series of flaps and a special rear wing reduce drag at speed and adds a first — aero vectoring. Changing the rear aerodynamics adds more downforce to the inside rear wheel, which speeds the turn-in response. The proof of its potency? The Performante smashed the Nürburgring lap record for a production car, beating the Porsche 918 Spyder by five seconds with a six-minute, 52.01-second lap time. Breathtaking! COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Pagani Huayra Roadster Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Pagani Huayra RoadsterGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Pagani Huayra RoadsterGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Pagani Huayra RoadsterGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Pagani Huayra RoadsterGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Pagani Huayra RoadsterGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Pagani Huayra RoadsterGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Pagani Huayra RoadsterGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Pagani Huayra RoadsterGraeme Fletcher, Driving RELATED TAGSA5AudiBentleyContinentalFerrariHuayraHuracanLamborghiniMcLarenPaganiGenevaGeneva Motor ShowNewsAston Martin Lagonda Ltd.Automobili Lamborghini Holding SpAAutomotive ReviewsCars and Car DesignCulture and LifestyleGeneva Motor ShowLuxury and Exotic CarsPorsche 918Sports Cars It seemed only fitting Audi drop a sledgehammer in Geneva — welcome to the audacious RS 5, both a legitimate road-rocket and a luxurious coupe. The latter is found in the Virtual Cockpit, gorgeous wingback seats, a killer sound system and leather galore. Yes, it mirrors its mortal kin in that it is a 2+2 rather than a true four-seater, but that really does not matter as this car is all about the exhilaration of speed! And that it gets in spades — the 2.9L twin-turbo V6 pumps out 450 hp and 442.5 lb.-ft. from 1,900 rpm. Fire that lot through an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission and all four wheels, and the RS 5 runs from rest to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. Audi Sport also offers the RS sport suspension with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC), ceramic brakes and dynamic steering with RS-specific tuning. The RS 5 lands in Europe this June, so it should hit Canada towards the end of the year.Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Bentley EXP 12 6eAlain Grosclaudealain, AFP/Getty Images Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Bentley EXP 12 6eAlain Grosclaudealain, AFP/Getty Images Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Bentley EXP 12 6eMartial Trezzini, AP Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Bentley EXP 12 6eDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Bentley EXP 12 6eDerek McNaughton, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Bentley EXP 12 6eDerek McNaughton, Drivinglast_img read more

Chancellor’s Corner: An update on concealed carry and CU-Boulder

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 13, 2013 As I know many of you are interested in the status of permitted concealed weapons on campus, I want to update you on recent actions in the state legislature. This past Friday, the Senate ended further consideration of a bill to ban concealed weapons on college campuses across Colorado. The bill’s sponsor, Senator Rollie Heath, pulled the bill because the votes to support it were not there. As a result, both the law and the campus policy on concealed carry remain in effect. Any changes to the law would have to come through a future state legislative process.Just as a reminder, in 2011 the Colorado Supreme Court determined that the University of Colorado Board of Regents lacks the authority to ban weapons from campus. Therefore, the law allows those people who possess a Colorado concealed-carry permit to carry a concealed weapon, including on campus. Carrying a permitted, concealed weapon is not, in and of itself, an illegal, disruptive or threatening act.As with any other law or court ruling, CU-Boulder is obligated to fully comply with all elements of the State’s conceal carry policies. The CU- Boulder housing regulations do not permit the storing of weapons in residence halls, with certain exceptions. CU-Boulder also does not allow weapons into ticketed public events and performances on campus.  You can find more information about the law and campus implementation at the following website: police.colorado.edu/services/weapons-campus.last_img read more

Class of 2020: Daniel Wilson

first_imgThis May, Wilson is graduating from CU Boulder as a second-generation Buff with a bachelor’s degree in cinema studies with an emphasis on film production. His goal, he said, is to combine his interests in nature photography, music, sports and art to launch a career in cinematography, working for a major sports team or in the film industry.“I am thankful to have had the opportunity to be able to study moving image arts at the University of Colorado, as I have been able to meet some of my best friends and colleagues. CU has provided me with many experiences that I will never forget, and I will keep them with me as I go forward,” Wilson said.The combination of art and technology came naturally to Wilson while he was growing up in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, where he and his parents shared a love for music and films and spent weekends at movie theaters or going to concerts. Some of the films that stirred his imagination with motion-capture and other tech wizardry and screenplays were Titanic and the Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean series. He was in awe of the film scores of Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman.He wanted to learn more for himself. In high school, he filmed hours of video while his drumline ensemble practiced for indoor percussion competitions, producing the annual ThunderRidge High School Grizzlies drumline documentary. Later, he was recruited as a documentary filmmaker for Colorado’s Rise Percussion, a world-class competitive drumline team that competes annually in the Winter Guard International (WGI) “sport of the arts” competition.Growing up near the Colorado Rockies fostered his love of nature photography and filmmaking. On family trips to the mountains, he hiked to remote locations and captured drone footage of the rugged beauty of mountain passes and high-elevation lakes and forests. On other trips, he slung his camera pack over his shoulder to capture images of waterfalls, mountains, beaches and lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest, Canada, California, Mexico and elsewhere.Last spring, he attended the world-renowned Telluride Film Festival with classmates and a film studies professor, an experience in his own backyard that cemented his desire to be around other filmmakers and creative people who are actively working in the film industry.As a Colorado native with deep family roots in southern Colorado, Wilson said he will always carry the stories of his family and the state with him wherever the future takes him.“So much of film is about recreating a time and a place and sharing other life perspectives,” he said. “As a Coloradan with deep cultural and family roots in this state, Colorado’s history and stories will always move and motivate me. They have given me a foundation for life.”Get to know Daniel Wilson:What is one of the greatest experiences or lessons from your time at CU Boulder that you’ll carry with you into the next chapter of your life?Studying the arts at CU allowed me to learn how to step out of my comfort zone, while still being able to have creative freedom on my projects. I was able to explore different styles of filmmaking that allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the industry entirely. Being exposed to various styles of art culture has strengthened my knowledge in the world of visual art.What is your best piece of advice for incoming students?My advice for incoming students is to experience all of the events that their program has to offer. If I could go back to the beginning of my college career, I would take advantage of the many screenings and promotional film events that occurred on campus. The university has so many incredible opportunities right on the main campus.What does graduating from graduate school represent for you?Graduating from college allows me to look back on all of the memories that I made. While much of my time on campus was for my studies and projects, I was able to make friends and connections that I will have for the rest of my life.What continues to drive your passion for your work after graduation?I am looking forward to taking my skills to the next level and seeing what my true potential is in the world of cinema. I hope to be able to see the world through the lens of a camera and create content that people will enjoy. I think of all of the times that my mind was blown by a piece of cinema and hope to be able to give that feeling to someone else one day. Categories:Students in FocusCampus Community Published: May 15, 2020 Daniel Connor Wilson’s interest in the technical and creative aspects of filmmaking started early in life.Like others of his generation, he was drawn to the impact of visual storytelling, at first through the tiny lens of his smartphone, which allowed him to capture snippets of life on the fly, and later through the lenses of higher-quality digital cameras with more robust cinematic capabilities. Along the way, he learned and grew, honing his artistic eye and developing a lifelong passion for cinematography. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Ezyspit could help forestalling spread of COVID-19

first_imgEzyspit could help forestalling spread of COVID-19 Read Article Ezyspit hardens fluid waste into crystals, is furnished with materials that slaughter organisms present in salivationThe world is busy tackling one of the worst hit pandemics- Coronavirus. During this global emergency, Austria has thought of certain measures. These measures incorporate the answer for unfortunate propensity that can be a source spreading feared infection. It has arranged a rundown of some such arrangements. An innovation by the youths from Nagpur is among top five such innovations. The innovation is Ezyspit.The trio – Pratik Harde, Prateek Malhotra and Ritu Malhotra – created spit packs for tobacco, paan and betel leaf shoppers – Ezyspit. Ezyspit is made of reused paper, and has a zip lock for pocket pack, portable pack, business pack. It is an eco-friendly spittoon made up of explicit material. It tends to be put in pockets without any problem. The spitters will take it out of the pocket and use it for spitting.Ezyspit retains the spit and later proselytes it into crystals. Thus, the pocket of the client doesn’t get wet. Ezyspit can be utilised for spitting 25 times and can be effortlessly discarded. As indicated by Austria, this Ezyspit would help in forestalling the spread of coronavirus. Coronavirus gets spread through either close contact with a tainted individual or by breathing in their respiratory droplets. The droplets can transmit a few infections including COVID-19. During a pandemic, open spitting is probably going to get expanded which can turn into the mode of network spread of coronavirus. Since Ezyspit makes eco-friendly and biodegradable spittoons this solution hardens fluid waste into crystals and is furnished with materials that slaughter organisms present in salivation.Ritu Malhotra, Co-Founder Ezyspit stated: “Now EzySpit in the top five prevention solutions tackling the coronavirus pandemic. Clearly, there will be many demands for health in India, but I want to urge you to attend to one urgent priority. The foremost issue that came to our minds when we decided to undertake a social responsibility initiative, was ending this obnoxious habit of public spitting. We face severe sanitation problems, and the country is rapidly facing the gigantic challenges of communicable diseases from spitting —such as spread of Corona disease. Everybody is suffering because of the spread of viruses whether it is corona diseases or swine flu, TB etc.. After conducting public surveys in different cities, we concluded that there isn’t any way to stop people from spitting- whether patients or tobacco addicts.Our solution is world’s first-of-its-kind mobile spittoon EzySpit, it solidifies the spit in secs to prevent germination of viruses and bacteria.The spittoon is specifically designed to provide users with a re-usable, convenient socially responsible place to deposit the refuse generated.” It may very well be useful in controlling the danger of coronavirus. Dr Rajesh Swarnakar, Previous National Secretary, Indian Chest Association and Director, Getwell Hospital stated, “India despite everything couldn’t kill tuberculosis since Indians kept spitting. Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story COVID-19eco-friendly spittoonEzyspitsalivationtobacco addicts Comments (0) Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Share Related Posts WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Add Comment Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 News By EH News Bureau on April 20, 2020 last_img read more

PM Meets Colombian President, Jamaican Residents

first_imgPM Meets Colombian President, Jamaican Residents Foreign AffairsAugust 7, 2010 Advertisements RelatedPM Meets Colombian President, Jamaican Residents RelatedPM Meets Colombian President, Jamaican Residentscenter_img RelatedPM Meets Colombian President, Jamaican Residents FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding, currently on an official visit to Colombia, met with outgoing President Alvaro Uribe, and a group of Jamaicans residing there, on Saturday August 7, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has reported.Mr. Golding discussed relations between the two countries and progress on bilateral agreements between Jamaica and Colombia, with President Uribe. He also thanked the Colombian President for his support in recent efforts to combat crime and violence in Jamaica, and briefed him on the achievements that have been made in the first two months.Mr. Golding conveyed to President Uribe, the good wishes of the Government and people of Jamaica as he demits office.Earlier, he met with a group of Jamaicans residing in Colombia. He commended them on their success and their valuable contribution to the Colombian economy and society. He also updated them on developments in Jamaica, especially in relation to crime and security and economic recovery.Saturday afternoon, the Prime Minister attended the inauguration of Mr. Uribe’s successor, President Juan Manuel Santos. He will hold a bilateral meeting with President Santos on Sunday morning, before leaving Colombia.last_img read more