By Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards | PUBLISHED: March 24, 2019 at 6:10 am | UPDATED: March 24, 2019 at 6:18 am Those electric scooters that have become ubiquitous in Bay Area urban cities are accidents waiting to happen. While California lawmakers ignore the growing dangers, it’s great to see the federal government take the issue seriously. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is teaming up with health officials in Austin, Texas, to probe scooter-related injuries in that city. “This is kind of like a disease outbreak investigation — the disease in this case being injuries associated with dockless electric scooters,” Jeff Taylor, manager of the Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit at Austin Public Health, told the Washington Post. The upright transports on two tiny wheels have the potential to help ease traffic congestion and provide a convenient transportation alternative. But the benefits will only outweigh the risks … [Read more...] about Editorial: Electric scooters are accidents waiting to happen
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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Aug. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New Jersey Mining Company (OTCQB:NJMC/CSE:NJMC) (“NJMC” or the “Company”) today announced its consolidated operating and financial results for the second quarter of 2018. The full version of the Company’s interim consolidated financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis (MD&A) can be viewed on the Company’s web site, on SEDAR and EDGAR. All amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise specified. Operational Highlights during the second quarter of 2018 include: For the quarter ending June 30, 2018, approximately 8,140 dry metric tonnes (dmt) were processed at the Company’s New Jersey Mill at a head grade of 2.0 grams per tonne (gpt) gold with recovery averaging 90.3 -percent. This resulted in production of 472 ounces of gold contained in flotation concentrates. Open-pit mining progressed from the 1036 bench to the 1027 bench as we continued … [Read more...] about New Jersey Mining Company Provides Second Quarter Update on Operations and Corporate Activities
Tony Leys Des Moines Register Published 4:36 p.m. UTC Jul 20, 2018 Jamie Campbell won again. The Fontanelle man, who is paralyzed from the neck down, learned this week that a national Medicaid management firm is dropping its plan to slash the amount of in-home care he receives. This was the second year in a row that UnitedHealthcare attempted to make such cuts to Campbell’s services, claiming they were “not medically needed.” He pushed back both times, drawing statewide attention as an example of a severely disabled Iowan struggling to maintain care under the state’s shift to private Medicaid management. Campbell said Thursday he suspects UnitedHealthcare’s reversal was due to outrage sparked by a July 6 Des Moines Register story about the dispute. “In a way, I’m not surprised they dropped it,” he said, “but I expect in 2019 to get the same thing again.” Campbell, 45, has been paralyzed since breaking his neck in a … [Read more...] about Paralyzed Iowan wins second fight with Medicaid managed-care company UnitedHealthcare
Tony Leys Des Moines Register Published 8:27 p.m. UTC Jul 6, 2018 FONTANELLE, Iowa — Jamie Campbell can’t believe his Medicaid management company is messing with his care again. Campbell, who is paralyzed from the neck down, lives in his home with daily assistance from aides paid by Iowa’s Medicaid program. UnitedHealthcare, which the state hired to help manage Medicaid, tried last year to drastically reduce the amount of in-home help Campbell could receive. He appealed, saying he needed all the assistance he was using. An administrative law judge agreed, writing in a decision last summer that the evidence was “overwhelmingly” in Campbell’s favor. The judge ordered the insurer to continue covering his care as before. “I just figured I was done then,” Campbell said in a recent interview. “I didn’t dream they’d come after me again.” But they did. Campbell is among scores of disabled Iowans … [Read more...] about ‘Not medically needed’: A private Medicaid manager is trying to slash a paralyzed Iowa man’s care. Again.
/EIN News/ -- SUNRISE, Fla., May 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federated National Holding Company (the “Company”) (Nasdaq:FNHC) today reported results for the three months ended March 31, 2018. Q1 2018 highlights (as measured against the same three-month period last year, except where noted): Net income of $7.5 million or $0.58 per diluted share. Investment losses of $0.8 million on the impact of rising interest rates and portfolio rebalancing. Annualized return on equity of 14.2%, as reported, and 15.7% excluding investment losses. Gross written premiums of $134.4 million. Quarter-end Florida homeowners’ in-force policies of approximately 265,000. 60.1% increase in non-Florida homeowners’ policies to approximately 33,500. 19.0% decrease in loss and loss adjustment expenses to $46.1 million. Since December 31, 2017, decreased staff by approximately 50 positions representing $3.0 million in annual savings as a result of exiting non-core lines of business … [Read more...] about Federated National Holding Company Reports First Quarter of 2018 Results