Kushner Cos to sell Chicago office tower at sharp discount

first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Kushner Companies’ Charlie Kushner and 225 West Randolph Street (Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images, and Kushner Companies)UPDATED, November 12, 4:37 p.m.: Kushner Companies is close to a deal to sell its lone Chicago office building for $188 million, a significant discount from what the firm paid for the property over a dozen years ago.Kushner will sell the 853,000-square-foot building at 225 West Randolph Street to Onni Group, according to Crain’s. The Canadian firm would then spend about $154 million to renovate the property.The deal is contingent on the City Council designating the building a landmark, and giving its owners an accompanying property tax break, according to the report, citing budget documents with the city Landmarks Commission.Two years ago, Kushner agreed to sell the building to an Angelo Gordon-led venture, which has since transferred its purchase agreement to Onni, according to Crain’s, citing sources close to the deal.Kushner Companies initially purchased the building 13 years ago for $276 million in a sale-leaseback with AT&T, according to Crain’s. The new sale would represent a 32 percent drop from the last sales price. AT&T’s 670,000-square-foot lease expires in 2022.Kushner refinanced the building with a $184 million mortgage in 2017 from Apollo Global Management; the debt retired a $132 million mortgage, according to Crain’s. The refi agreement led White House ethics investigators to launch a probe in 2018 after an Apollo executive had meetings at the White House with Jared Kushner, President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, and Charlie Kushner’s son.In a statement after publication, Kushner president Laurent Morali told The Real Deal the “Chicago transaction has been a huge success for Kushner.” Morali added the company has “received approximately $275 million of triple net rental payments from AT&T over the last 12 years, which was used to reduce outstanding debt. The transaction will generate a substantial profit for Kushner.”With the purchase, Onni is betting Chicago’s hobbled downtown office will return. Office vacancy in the city hit a nine-year high in the third quarter, according to a recent report from CBRE. Last year, Onni paid $78 million to buy the 17-story Union Tower in the Loop. [Crain’s] — Keith Larsen Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Tagskushner companieslast_img read more

IKEA to install largest rooftop PV plant in Tennessee

first_imgIKEA to install largest rooftop PV plant in TennesseeNew IKEA store in Memphis, Tennessee will have the largest rooftop PV plant in the state. May 13, 2016 Adilya Zaripova Installations Markets Markets & Policy Share Swedish retailer IKEA continues its global solar crusade, using, promoting and selling PV to its customers around the world. Yesterday, the company announced its 44th solar project in the U.S.To date, IKEA has rooftop PV atop nearly 90% of its stores in the U.S., with a total capacity of more than 40 MW. This time, the company says, its new store will be using a 1.46 MW rooftop solar system, the largest rooftop PV in the state of Tennessee.The IKEA Memphis store is opening later this year; and the installation of the PV system is expected to begin this summer. The array will be comprised of 4,424 panels that are expected to produce approximately 2 GWh of electricity for the store and reduce 1,406 tons of CO2 emissions annually.Atlanta-based solar developer Hannah Solar has been chosen to design and install the system.IKEA has already installed more than 700,000 solar panels on buildings across the world and owns approximately 300 wind turbines, including 104 in the U.S. The company has globally allocated $2.5 billion to invest in renewable energy through 2020.This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: [email protected] content ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Canadians Successful at Ocala Florida CCI Three-Day Event

first_imgJessica Schultz, of the United States, won the CCI 1 * division with Lock N’ Load on a score of 46.1.  Rebecca Howard of Salmon Arm, BC, and Riddle Master, Caroline Bazley’s seven-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding finished in 11th place. Tied for 13th place after dressage on a score of 63.9, the pair recorded the third Canadian clear cross country performance moving them up to ninth place but with two rails and seven time penalties in show jumping the pair finished on a score of 78.9. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Riding four horses in the CCI 1* division was 1996 Canadian Olympian, Kelli McMullen-Temple. With the six-year-old German Warmblood gelding, Axel Rose, owned by the rider and Carl Bouckaert, the pair sat in 11th spot after dressage on a score of 53.2. Temple and Axel Rose moved up to sixth following a fault free cross country performance, and to fourth after receiving just one time fault in show jumping. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! In the CCI 1* division, Canadian Olympian Kyle Carter, originally of Calgary, AB, rode Billie Sue Jensen’s eight-year-old Hanoverian mare, Final Watch, to a fourth place on a score of 52.5 out of 33 starters. Sitting in ninth place following dressage, Cater and Final Watch score a perfect clear cross country and show jumping rounds to finish on their dressage score. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Canadian Olympic Eventing Team member Mike Winter of Montreal, QC, and currently based in Newnan, GA, riding Jim Walker’s eight-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, Unsteelable, finished in fifth place. Tied for ninth position after dressage, Winter recorded a clean round in cross country and added just one rail, for four faults, in the show jumping test to move up the leader board and finishing with a score of 62.2. Riding Wallenda, her own and Christine Stiller’s six-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, McMullen- Temple also finished in 10th with a score of 57.5. Sitting in fourth after dressage with a score of 47.9 added only 7.6 cross country time penalties and two show jumping time faults their overall score. Fergusson of Langley, BC, won the CCI 2*competition, finishing on her dressage score of 44.7, with Uni Griffon, her 10-year-old Canadian bred Welsh Sport Horse gelding. After dressage, Fergusson was standing in fourth place in the field of 17 starters. The pair recorded a clean performance over Mark Phillips cross country course and in the show jumping test to move up to top place standings. Ottawa, ON—Canadians Lisa Marie Fergusson, Mike Winter and Rebecca Howard closed out the international eventing season in North America with top place finishes highlighted by fault-free cross country performances at the CCI 2* and CCI 1* Ocala Three Day Event and Horse Trials, held November 14–16, 2008, at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, FL. Email* With her second horse, Veelion, the six-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, McMullen-Temple was tied for seventh place on a score of 51.4. Despite a fault-free cross country performance, which moved them up to fourth place, one costly show jumping rail dropped the pair to finish in eighth spot with a score of 59.4. SIGN UP Pearl Macgregor of Hunter River, PEI, riding Elizabeth Spangler’s 11-year-old Canadian Thoroughbred gelding, Shadowplay, finished in 11th place with a score of 59.4 which was highlighted by a clear cross country performance.  On her fourth ride of the competition, McMullen- Temple and Valentine, her six-year-old Dutch Warmblood, finished in 24th place with a score of 88.5. Horse Sport Enews “There was a lot of hard work and a little luck that went into this win,” remarked Fergusson.  Uni was fantastic, and we had a lot of fun! Florida was a wonderful event and everything ran very smoothly. As for 2009, I am just going to take it one day at a time. ”last_img read more

Vice Chancellor-Network Initiatives

first_imgVice Chancellor-Network InitiativesAbout Northeastern:Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university andthe recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Ourworld-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond theconfines of discipline, degree, and campus.Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London;Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto;Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington andNahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Throughthis network, we expand opportunities for flexible,student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focusedresearch.Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduateprograms— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead todegrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Amongthese, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degreesdesigned to prepare students for purposeful lives andcareers.About the Opportunity:The Office of Student Affairs is seeking a motivated and adaptableindividual to serve as the Vice Chancellor of Network Initiativessupporting the Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.Reporting directly to the Senior Vice Chancellor they will play ahands-on, executive-level role, serving as a strategist, advisorand executor to ensure that initiatives are aligned with thepriorities of the Senior Vice Chancellor. The ViceChancellor-Network Initiatives will have high-level managementskills along with top-level strategic insight and the ability toassist and lead in the implementation of organizational initiativesthat impact student engagement. The Vice Chancellor will play avisible role in advancing broad Student Affairs objectives whileoverseeing the Center for Student Involvement, New StudentOrientation and Parent Programs, Event Management, and SummerConference Programs. The vice chancellor’s overarching objectivewill be to develop and execute on programs that support robuststudent engagement and interaction. They will be responsible forcurating a consistent welcoming community that reflectsNortheastern’s commitment to student belonging and empowerment andis responsible for creating meaningful opportunities and supportstructures that enhance student development, involvement, andleadership engagement across the global network from pre-college toalumni. In partnership with leaders from across the university andStudent Affairs leadership the vice chancellor will serve asco-architect of an environment that supports students’ learning andengagement throughout their affiliation with Northeastern.Responsibilities:Objectives of this role: Scope, plan and execute multiple priority projects to buildaffinity and engagement; accountable for outcomes and responsiblefor managing resources to achieve successAssist and communicate with leadership in decision-making,project management, and initiative implementationAssist the Senior Vice Chancellor in responding to the changingexternal environment and emerging issues that affect thedivisionOrganize and prioritize critical issues and requiredinformation for the Senior Vice Chancellor and their leadershipteam to facilitate efficient decision makingReview, design, and execute on improvements to organizationalstructure, find knowledge and skills gaps and help addressthemPlay a critical role in facilitating communication amongst keystakeholders and leadership and promoting and cultivating a senseof shared goals among the Senior Vice Chancellor’s constituents toenhance unity throughout the division.Qualifications:Ideal candidate is a self-reflective, self-starter who likes towork within a varied and dynamic network of stakeholdersA master’s degree in a relevant field and a minimum 10 yearsrelated work experience, including progressively responsiblepositions in higher education administration, preferably in studentaffairs in a complex university settingMinimum 2-3 years of experience working with executive-levelleadersSupervisory experience leading diverse teamsProgressively responsible leadership in a high energyenvironment working with an innovation leadership agendaHighly-developed communications skills (written/verbal) andinterpersonal savvyStrong problem-solving and decision-making abilities, withdemonstrated ability to work independently and make decisions in atimely manner based on thoughtful analysis and criticaljudgment.Results/action-orientation; project management skillsOrganizational and political agility; developed negotiationskillsTact, diplomacy and superb interpersonal skills required toestablish close relationships with key influencers aroundcampusAble to successfully navigate within varying degrees ofambiguity in a fast-paced environmentManagerial strengths in achieving goals through empoweringothersInspirational leadership traits and dynamic motivationalabilityDemonstrated ability to filter and synthesize information sothat the Senior Vice Chancellor remains focused on executive levelprioritiesAbility to serve as an able ambassador for the Senior ViceChancellor, representing best interests of the Office of StudentAffairsPosition requires significant time commitment to meet demandsof high paced officeFlexibility and agility are keys to successSalary Grade:97Additional Information:All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with coverletters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:Natalie Leonhard, PartnerJenna Sattar Kwiatek, AssociateIsaacson, Miller https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S7-814 Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seekingto recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty andstaff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all itsforms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respectthat affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, religion,color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabilitystatus, or any other characteristic protected by applicablelaw.To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment andsupport of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity. jeid-bea6603a4909a245998b9b627ddccfaf To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/879/cw/en-us/job/505585last_img read more

Finance Faculty Position (Open Rank), Non-Tenure Track

first_imgA PhD in Finance or a related discipline is required for allprofessor of practice appointments (at any rank), and must beconferred by the employment start date. For lecturer and seniorlecturer appointments, a PhD is strongly preferred but a master’sdegree is sufficient.Demonstrated teaching success in a business school or graduateprofessional school is strongly preferred, but not required.Successful prior engagement in business practice ispreferred. Cover letter addressed to Prof. Su Chan, Search CommitteeChairCurriculum vitaeThree (3) confidential letters of referenceEvidence of teaching effectiveness (or equivalent in a businesssetting) in the form of teaching evaluations from the last 2years Depending on the level of academic and/or professional experienceof the successful candidate, the appointment will be made at theLecturer, Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor of Practice, orAssociate Professor of Practice level. Under exceptionalcircumstances, appointments will be considered at the FullProfessor of Practice level.Applications MUST be submitted using Interfolio ( https://apply.interfolio.com/86671) and include the following: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School invites applications for apractice-track (non-tenure track) faculty position in Finance tostart in August 2021.We welcome applications from candidates motivated by the uniqueopportunity to participate in building a world-class businessschool at a premier private university.We are especially interested in candidates with a passion forteaching and a strong record in the classroom, delivering highquality business education to graduate students.Responsibilities: Teaching foundational finance classes andespecially advanced masters classes in finance and the modern datasciences covering topics such as machine learning, textualanalysis, simulations applied to areas such as algorithmicinvesting, backtesting, performance evaluation, and FinTech.Although this is primarily a teaching position, practice trackfaculty are expected to engage with and mentor students, help inconnecting them to industry and practice, and help in designing anddelivering programs across multiple platforms and markets. We alsovalue contributions to research that informs practice andpolicy. Johns Hopkins Carey Business School conducts a pre-employmentbackground check and degree verification for all candidates uponacceptance of a contingent offer.Applications will be reviewed by the Search Committee and accepteduntil the position is filled.The search committee is dedicated to hiring candidates who, throughtheir research, teaching, and service will contribute to theexcellence and diversity of the Carey Business School, JohnsHopkins University, our students, and the broader academiccommunity. The leadership, faculty, and the staff of the CareyBusiness School are committed to enhancing our school culturethrough an environment that welcomes and respects everyone.The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfmlast_img read more

Tenant organizer challenging incumbent doesn’t think “anyone should be paying rent”

first_imgPhara Souffrant and Assemblymember Walter Mosley (Credit: YouTube and Getty Images)A tenant organizer backed by the socialist group that helped propel Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez into Congress is targeting a Brooklyn legislator — and landlords.“Fundamentally, I don’t think anyone should be paying rent,” said Phara Souffrant, whose campaign against Assemblymember Walter Mosley is supported by the Democratic Socialists of America. “That’s my hidden agenda.”Mosley has for seven years represented District 57, which includes Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights and parts of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights. Souffrant said she hopes to “spark a conversation” about Mosley, who “has not had any spice in a long time.”Mosley, who said he was an early supporter of Salazar’s “good cause” eviction bill and statewide rent regulation, said he welcomes the challenge. Mosley cautioned Souffrant against not engaging with developers and called Souffrant’s partisan politics “idealistic.”“I hope that my opponent realizes you’re not living in a silo. You’re not living in a neighborhood that people don’t want to develop in. I have to engage with [real estate] to demand what we need and what we want,” Mosley said.Souffrant is putting a pro-tenant agenda front and center in her campaign.The 30-year-old registered nurse and founder of her building’s tenant association in Crown Heights said her first priority would be to pass Sen. Julia Salazar’s “good cause” eviction bill. Souffrant also plans to push for a tax on speculation and tighten the newly permanent rent law to close “loopholes” — namely, the rules for market-rate units.“We have this lovely program and we made it forever. Great. But now we have to work on the legislation,” Souffrant said. “We need to expand these protections beyond just rent-stabilized tenants.”Souffrant is using an electoral playbook that gained currency with Ocasio-Cortez’s upset win over Rep. Joseph Crowley in Queens and the Bronx last year: spurning developer dollars, running on a pro-tenant platform and counting on the support of DSA’s electoral powerhouse to challenge an incumbent Democrat from the left. Assemblymember Diana Richardson was the first to employ this strategy, in a high-profile special election for the Assembly in 2015. Richardson was endorsed by the Crown Heights Tenant Union, of which Souffrant is also a member.Acknowledging that campaigns require resources, Souffrant plans to cut costs by sharing office space and other expenses with another DSA-backed candidate — Jabari Brisport, who is running for the State Senate in a closely overlapping district.Tascha Van Auken, co-chair of Brooklyn DSA’s electoral working group, noted that the two will likely collaborate on research and canvassing. The two candidates will launch their campaigns together this weekend.One of more than 60 tenant organizers arrested in Albany on June 4, Souffrant said she was not afraid to confront the Assembly leadership.“People like Carl Heastie: if you’re not with us you’re against us,” Souffrant said of the Assembly speaker. “Very candidly, [I am] not negotiating with you.”The State Assembly was a hurdle for tenant advocates this year, even as the leftward-lurching Senate dramatically shifted the dynamics in Albany. While the Assembly had in the past rubber-stamped many of their bills, knowing the legislation would die in the Republican-controlled Senate, the Democratic takeover of the upper chamber and primary losses by some Senate Democrats in the 2018 election gave those bills a real possibility of becoming law.Tenant advocates faced the strongest opposition to their agenda in the 150-member Assembly, which includes many upstate Democrats with no rent regulation in their districts. Throughout the campaign, the Upstate/Downstate coalition used a mix of tactics to influence lawmakers, including deploying their allies in the Assembly to whip votes while tracking assemblymembers’ stances from social media, meetings and public statements in an elaborate cloud-based tracking system shared among their coalition.To shift the terrain even more in tenants’ favor, DSA’s electoral wing is wasting no time running candidates for the Assembly in 2020. Its challengers also include tenant organizer Marcela Mitaynes and Boris Santos, Salazar’s former chief of staff, who recently said “the Assembly needs more comrades.” The DSA’s endorsement process, which ended earlier this week, included candidate forums and questionnaires submitted to the membership and a final vote from the Citywide Leadership Committee, New York City DSA’s highest democratically elected leadership body.Souffrant, taking an even harder line than Salazar — the North Brooklyn senator who told TRD she was willing to meet with anyone unless they were “literal nazis” — said she will not be having any conversations with real estate interests.“I’m coming for you,” Souffrant said. “And I don’t owe you my time.”Assemblyman Walter Mosley (Credit: Getty Images) This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Brett Moffitt joins BK Racing for two races

first_imgHuntersville, N.C. – BK Racing announced today that Brett Moffitt will take over as driver of the No. 83 Toyota Camry this weekend for the I Love New York 355 at Watkins Glen International and in next week’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. JAS Expedited Trucking will be the primary sponsor on board the No. 83 for Watkins Glen.Moffitt comes to BK Racing with an impressive racing resume. From 2009 to 2013, Moffitt competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East where he amassed nine wins, 33 top fives, and 44 top tens. Moffitt has 38 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts. In 2015, racing for Michael Waltrip Racing and Front Row Motorsports, Moffitt was named Rookie of the Year in the Monster Energy Series. He also has 13 Truck Series starts, winning once last season at Michigan International Speedway.“I’m very excited to be back in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car for the next two weekends, and I can’t thank BK Racing and JAS Expedited Trucking enough for making it happen,” said Moffitt. “I have only raced Watkins Glen once in a K&N car, but it was a great race and I finished 3rd. I can’t wait to race the Glen in the No. 83 Toyota Camry this weekend and Michigan next week.”“I have been watching Brett display his ability to drive at the Cup level for many years,” said Ron Devine, Owner of BK Racing. “He is a big part of the Toyota family, and we are very excited to have him in our car for the next two races.”last_img read more

Red-hot Kevin Harvick sees night end early in Charlotte

first_imgKevin Harvick’s dominant march from the rear met an early — and surprising — end Sunday night during the Coca-Cola 600. The driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford appeared to blow a front tire on Lap 83 while running fourth, which sent him careening into the outside wall and sending sparks flying into the evening air.Harvick’s car did not pass pre-qualifying inspection on Thursday night, forcing him to start last in the field Sunday in the longest race of the year. It took fewer than 70 laps for him to work his way into the top five. He was running fifth at the time of the incident, which relegated his car to the garage and out of the race.PHOTOS: Military honored at Charlotte “This was going to be fun,” Harvick radioed dejectedly to his team.Harvick will finish 40th in the 40-car field, stunningly the first time in 623 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts that he’ll finish last.The incident may have been the first thing to go wrong for Harvick all year. The No. 4 team won five of the first 12 races to start the year, and was considered a favorite to win Sunday night on Memorial Day weekend despite starting from the rear.Harvick entered the event on a two-race win streak, and he already had won three consecutive races earlier this year.“It never gave any warning,” Harvick told FOX Sports. ” … We had a lot of issues this weekend and to come back and have the fastest car there basically, it was just an honor to drive. One of those deals. You have to take the good with the bad, and this weekend was part of the bad.”last_img read more

College EMS Crew Saves Professor, Gimmicky Ambulances and Living Wage Increases for San Diego…

first_imgSAVIOR STUDENTS Most emergency medical professional will tell you they’re in it for the money, mostly because for many there isn’t a lot of money to be made by becoming an EMT. But one city is changing that by making strides in paying medics a livable wage. When beloved Duke University associate professor of markets and management studies George Grody suddenly lost consciousness and became pale during a marketing club meeting, students in the classroom knew exactly where to get help. This isn’t the first time an ambulance has been used for nonmedical purposes– social media users may recall a picture of the “Winebulance,” a wine delivery service that uses a refurbished ambulance to give people wine in times of so-called “emergency.” The students were able to get Grody’s heartbeat back on the third shock, which is when first responders arrived and took him to a hospital. Grody is now recovering after heart bypass surgery, and responders say it was a good thing that he stayed late that day for the meeting because he lives by himself and may not have gotten the critical care he needed. Certain contract workers such as lawyers and engineers were excluded from the law when it was drafted because they typically make more than minimum wage. However, that clearly hasn’t been the case with the city’s EMS providers, and lawmakers are now saying that the exemption isn’t in the “spirit of the law.” A representative from American Medical Response, the company that runs San Diego’s ambulance service, said they’re willing to work with unions to get the law changed. Officials are working to see if the pay changes can be implemented immediately or if it must wait until the contract ends in 2018. Meanwhile, the city council is still in the process of voting to close the loophole, but it’s already cleared two council votes. Photo courtesy Paul Grantham/Duke University  MISUSING AMBULANCES We give a big thumbs up to San Diego for recognizing ways it can better serve its tireless EMT community and for moving swiftly on an effective solution. We encourage continued collaboration between the city and AMR to close the loophole. We also hope that cities and communities around the country follow suit and see the need to evaluate their minimum wage laws to decrease the need for medics to work grueling overtime hours. We give a thumbs up to Kristen Bailey, Kirsten Bonawitz, Ritika Patil and Kevin Labagnara–the four Duke EMS students whose dedication to learning emergency medicine has already saved a life. Their expertise combined with the other students’ quick alert of the situation helped make all the difference. They grabbed three students from the library who volunteer with the school’s student-run EMS crew. They immediately recognized Grody was suffering from cardiac arrest and two volunteer EMTs began CPR compressions while the third ran to fetch an automated external defibrillator (AED) from the Duke EMS ambulance. During the shuffle, a fourth student EMS volunteer heard the situation and notified local EMS and fire departments. More News from JEMS.com We at JEMS give a thumbs down to these unorthodox uses of emergency vehicles that confuse the public, particularly when red warning lights are left on the vehicles and encourage the public to not take EMS seriously, which can be detrimental in times of actual emergencies. We also oppose bringing fake ambulances to places with large crowds where civilians may need to actually seek out medical help and instead get confused by a fraud. San Diego officials are working on closing a 10-year-old loophole that excludes EMTs and paramedics from the city’s living wage law. If the law is fixed, it could boost hourly pay for medics by as much as $4 an hour. After receiving a donated ambulance, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette, La., decided to use it for a different purpose. They transformed the ambulance into a “mobile confessional” in which people can confess their sins to a traveling priest. Bins that would usually hold bandages and lifesaving medications now house bibles and holy water. A father from the church said they plan to bring the ambulance to large local events such as tailgating and concerts.  A LIVING WAGElast_img read more

CMS Increases Public Access to Medicaid and CHIP Data

first_imgThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released for the first time its research-ready Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) data. Today’s release reverses years of a lack of access to Medicaid and CHIP data. These data provide key information, including information on utilization and spending under Medicaid managed care, and are needed to enable research and analysis to improve quality of care, assess beneficiary care costs and enrollment and improve program integrity. External researchers can obtain access to T-MSIS data by submitting a request to the CMS Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC) and signing a CMS data use agreement containing strict beneficiary privacy and data security requirements.  To learn more visit the ResDAC website: https://www.resdac.org/. “The research community and stakeholders will have a powerful tool to provide creative solutions on Medicaid and CHIP healthcare delivery, outcomes, and financing,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. Image above shows a screen grab from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services website. Over the last five years, CMS and states have worked to improve the quality and integrity of the data states submitted to T-MSIS. The federal agency said this “historic” data release is a milestone in CMS’s commitment in promoting transparency and accountability in the Medicaid program.last_img read more