Phyllis Petruzzelli spent the week before Christma

first_imgPhyllis Petruzzelli spent the week before Christmas struggling to breathe. When she went to the emergency department on Dec. 26, the doctor at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, near her home in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood, said she had pneumonia and needed hospitalization.Then the doctor proposed something that made Petruzzelli nervous: Instead of being admitted to the hospital, she could go back home and let the hospital come to her.As a “hospital-at-home” patient, Petruzzelli learned, she would get home visits from doctors and nurses who would come twice a day and perform any needed tests or bloodwork.A wireless patch, a little bigger than her index finger, would be affixed to her skin to track her vital signs and send a steady stream of data to the hospital. If she had any questions, she could talk face-to-face via video chat anytime with a nurse or doctor at the hospital.Hospitals are germy and noisy places, putting acutely ill, frail patients at risk for infection, sleeplessness and delirium, among other problems. “Your resistance is low,” the doctor told Petruzelli, who turns 71 this week. “If you come to the hospital, you don’t know what might happen. You’re a perfect candidate for this.”So Petruzzelli agreed. That afternoon, she arrived home in a hospital vehicle. A doctor and nurse were waiting at the front door. She settled on the couch in the living room, with her husband, Augie, and dog, Max, nearby. The doctor and nurse checked her IV, attached the monitoring patch to her chest and left.When Dr. David Levine arrived the next morning, he asked why she’d been walking around during the night.Far from feeling uncomfortable that her nocturnal trips to the bathroom were being monitored, “I felt very safe and secure,” Petruzzelli says. “What if I fell while my husband was out getting me food? They’d know.”After three uneventful days, she was “discharged” from her home hospital stay, and the equipment removed from her home.”I’d do it again in a heartbeat,” Petruzzelli says.Brigham Health in Boston is one of a slowly growing number of health systems that encourage selected emergency department patients who are acutely ill, but stable and don’t need intensive, round-the-clock care, to opt for hospital-level care at home.In the couple of years since Brigham and Women’s Hospital started testing this type of care, hospital staff who were initially skeptical have generally embraced it, Levine says.”They very quickly realize that this is really what patients want, and it’s really good care,” he says.This approach is quite common in Australia, England and Canada, but it’s faced an uphill battle in the United States.A key obstacle, clinicians and policy analysts agree, is getting health insurers, whose systems aren’t generally set up to cover hospital care provided in the home, to pay for it.At Brigham Health, the hospital can charge an insurer for a physician house call, but the remainder of the hospital-at-home services are covered by grants and funding from Partners HealthCare’s Center for Population Health, which is affiliated with Brigham Health, says Levine.Health insurers don’t have a position on hospital-at-home programs, says Cathryn Donaldson, a spokeswoman for America’s Health Insurance Plans, an industry trade group.”Overall, health insurance providers are committed to ensuring patients have access to care they need, and there are Medicare Advantage plans that do cover this type of at-home care,” Donaldson said in a statement.Levine, a clinician-investigator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School, was the lead author of a study published last month that reported the results of a small, randomized, controlled trial comparing the health care use, experience and costs of Brigham patients who either received hospital-level care at home or in the hospital in 2016.The 20 patients analyzed in the trial had one of several conditions, including infection, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma. The trial found that while there were no adverse events in the home-care patients, their treatment costs were significantly lower — about half that of patients treated in the hospital.Why? For starters, labor costs for at-home patients are lower than for patients in a hospital, where staff must be on hand 24/7. Home-care patients also had fewer lab tests and visits from specialists.The study found that both groups of patients were about equally satisfied with their care, but the home-care group was more physically active.Brigham Health is conducting further randomized controlled trials to test the at-home model for a broader range of diagnoses.Dr. Bruce Leff, a professor of medicine and director of Johns Hopkins Medical School’s Center for Transformative Geriatric Research, began exploring the hospital-at-home concept more than 20 years ago. His early studies were conducted at Veterans Affairs medical centers and Medicare Advantage plans that found fewer complications, better outcomes and lower costs in home-care patients.Caregivers reported less stress, Leff’s research found. For caregivers, traveling to an unfamiliar hospital, finding and paying for parking and trying to time bedside meetings with clinical staff — all the while worried about a loved one’s health — is wearing, health care researchers note.However, hospitals, accustomed to the traditional “heads-and-beds” model that emphasizes filling hospital beds in a brick-and-mortar facility, have been slow to embrace change.There are practical hurdles, too.”It’s still easier to get Chinese food delivered in New York City than to get oxygen delivered at home,” says Leff.Since Mount Sinai’s seven-hospital system launched its Hospital-at-Home program in New York City in 2014, more than 700 patients have chosen home over hospital care. Patients can be referred to the program from selected emergency departments as well as from some Mount Sinai primary care practices and urgent care centers; the patients have fared well on a number of measures.The average length of stay for acute care was 5.3 days in the hospital versus 3.1 days of treatment for home-care patients, while 30-day readmission rates for home-based patients were about half of those in the hospital: 7.8 percent versus 16.3 percent for the two-year period ending in December 2016.Begun with a three-year, $9.6 million grant from the federal Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation in 2014, Mount Sinai’s program initially focused on Medicare patients with six conditions, including congestive heart failure, pneumonia and diabetes. Since then, the program has expanded to include dozens of conditions — including asthma, high blood pressure and serious infections like cellulitis — and is now available to some privately insured patients and people on Medicaid.The health system has also partnered with Contessa Health, a company with expertise in home care, to negotiate contracts with insurers to pay for hospital-at-home services.Among other things, insurers are worried about the slippery slope of what it means to be hospitalized, says Dr. Linda DeCherrie, clinical director of the mobile acute care team at Mount Sinai Health System.”[Insurers] don’t want to be paying for an admission if this patient really wouldn’t have been hospitalized in the first place,” DeCherrie says.Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Follow Michelle Andrews on Twitter: @mandrews110. Copyright 2018 Kaiser Health News. 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On Tuesday night the state of Illinois where I li

first_imgOn Tuesday night, the state of Illinois where I live, and many surrounding states, were bracing for bone-chilling temperatures as low as minus 23 degrees with a wind chill temperature of around minus 40.Having grown up in Kenya, where the 60s is as low as it usually goes, I was worried about how I’d cope. So were my family and friends back home. They could not fathom how I would make it through the cold — or if I would even make it at all. And they were extremely curious about what that extreme cold would feel like.My dad, as all fathers like to do, wanted to give me advice. But he was at a loss. I chuckled as he said, “I can only tell you how to behave when you get extreme heat — to go under tree shade. But I am afraid what you are about to experience tomorrow is something I do not know or cannot wrap my mind around. I am sorry my daughter, I cannot be of help.”I said, “Daddy, worry not, I will bundle up. I will be okay.”My sisters simply let me know that they would rather get roasted by the Kenyan sun than face the wintry wind. Hmm, I thought, you are not being helpful. A word of encouragement would have gone a long way.Nevertheless, they had valid reasons for alarm. Mayor Rahm Emanuel warned Chicagoans to “please avoid the outdoors.”When the university where I work sent an email notifying us that Wednesday classes had been cancelled, I became even more worried. If Americans born and raised in the Midwest were scared, how would a Kenyan cope?Yet I decided to take a risk. The first thing on my agenda this morning was to go outside and experience the polar vortex of 2019. I ventured outdoors at 6 a.m. wearing just one jacket. I wanted to experience the cold as directly as possible.I hesitated for a minute before setting foot outside. What if I get frostbite? And how would frostbite look on black skin? Should I stay inside? Or not?But I was like: fear not – experience it!To my surprise, even though it was very cold, with wind that cut right through you, it was bearable. I didn’t curl up into a little ball. I stood tall (well, maybe a little hunched over to keep warm) and breathed in the frigid air. I gave myself five more minutes in the cold to ensure that I could still survive.After five minutes, the wind was beginning to get to my bones. Ouch — it felt cold. Brr … yikes … chills.I could no longer stand being out with just one coat. I had to dash back inside.But I did indeed survive.Then I made that call I had promised my parents. They were eager to learn how it felt. It was hard to explain to people who have never experienced such freezing temperatures. But I did manage to find a comparison. I compared the Chicago cold chills to the shivers you get when you suffer from malaria as the parasite multiplies inside your body.So now I’ve been through extreme cold and the extreme heat of Kenya’s hottest months, January and February, when temperatures reach the mid-90s. There was no air-conditioning in my village. I’d move from the shade of one tree to another, just trying to cool off. The heat was torturous.If you ask me, what I prefer — extreme heat or extreme cold — I would say, I have yet to make the decision. Let me see how cold it is tomorrow and then I’ll get back to you.Esther Ngumbi is a researcher at the University of Illinois and a New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

The Strattec Security Corp headquarters in Glenda

first_imgThe Strattec Security Corp. headquarters in Glendale.Glendale-based Strattec Security Corp. reported a 6.5 percent increase in sales during its third quarter, but the costs of starting up new lines of business and a new plant in Mexico led to a decrease in profits.The Strattec Security Corp. headquarters in Glendale.The maker of car locks, keys and other parts saw sales to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors and Ford Motor Co., increase, but net income during the quarter fell about 15 percent to just under $3 million. Earnings dropped from 95 to 80 cents per diluted share.“Due to the added costs of launching significant amounts of new business and the production start-up expenses related to our new Leon, Mexico facility for painting and assembling door handles we continue to feel the negative impacts on our profitability. We believe these impacts will continue over the next two quarters before these efforts will positively contribute to our results,” said Frank Krejci, Strattec president and chief executive officer.Revenue from Fiat Chrysler, Strattec’s largest customer was up 11.9 percent to $31.3 million with higher vehicle production volumes. Sales to GM were up 2.4 percent to $21.4 million with higher content sales on models the company provides components for. Sales to Ford were up 7.1 percent on higher vehicle production volumes. Despite the increases, gross profit margin decreased from 16 percent to 13 percent. Strattec attributed the decline to expediting costs from new product launches and an unfavorable exchange rate affecting operations in Mexico. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

Health care prices in the Milwaukee metro area wer

first_imgHealth care prices in the Milwaukee metro area were the fourth-highest in the nation in 2016, according to a new report from the Health Care Cost Institute.The study found health care prices in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area were 17 percent above the national average, based on health claims from four large national insurers. Prices in Green Bay were 14 percent above the national average, the fifth highest in the nation.The top metro areas with health care prices that were higher than the national average included: Anchorage, Alaska, where prices were 65 percent above the national averageSan Jose, California (65 percent)San Francisco (49 percent)Milwaukee (17 percent)Green Bay (14 percent)The study defined prices as the total payment from both the insurer and the patient to a health care provider.A recent BizTimes Milwaukee cover story examined factors contributing to high health care costs in Wisconsin, including market consolidation, which has created an environment that skews in favor of providers versus insurers. Area health care providers, however, push back on the idea that consolidation is a driver of cost; instead, they say it can create more efficiencies and allow for better care coordination.The new HCCI report offers a complicated picture of health care prices in Milwaukee and Green Bay. In Milwaukee, outpatient prices (those associated with services that do not require an overnight stay or hospitalization) were 4 percent lower than the national average, and inpatient prices matched the national average. Yet, prices for professional services, such as preventative visits and administered drugs, were 38 percent higher than the national average. Similarly in Green Bay, inpatient and outpatient prices were 16 percent and 7 percent below the national average, respectively, but professional prices were 43 percent higher than the national average. Appleton’s prices were 3 percent below the national average, with its inpatient and outpatient prices 34 percent and 32 percent lower than the national average, respectively. The HCCI report said, regardless of their relation to the national average, health care prices were dramatically more expensive in 2016 than in they were in 2012 nearly everywhere in the country. Milwaukee saw a 12 percent price level growth rate since 2012, according to the report. Green Bay’s price levels grew by 16 percent in that same time frame. The report, which was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, analyzed health claims data from Aetna, Humana, UnitedHealthcare and Kaiser Permanente. Read more economic data reports at the BizTracker page. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

In 2017 Wisconsin should have seen 2445 million

first_imgIn 2017, Wisconsin should have seen $244.5 million in venture capital investments. Instead, just $168.2 million venture dollars were deployed, according to a new report.Omaha, Nebraska-based management consulting firm Chapman and Co. LLC’s 2017 State of the Silicon Prairie Report compares Midwestern states and peer cities to demonstrate not just how much venture capital activity occurred, but also how cities and states should have performed. BizTimes received an early copy of the report.Milwaukee also underperforms when compared to its peers, with $48 million in venture capital activity in 2017, when it should have had about $142.6 million. In the city rankings, Milwaukee came in 8th, behind Chicago; Champaign, Illinois; Minneapolis; St. Louis; Madison; Ames, Iowa; and Kansas City.Milwaukee was in tier 2, which compared cities with population between 900,000 and 2 million (Milwaukee has a population of 1.6 million). In 2017, Milwaukee brought in $174.5 million in SBA loans; had 52,820 STEM jobs; had 28 Inc. 5000 companies with $1.1 billion in total revenue; and boasted nine incubators and accelerators.While SBA lending is strong compared to peers, and there are several companies that are consistently ranked in the Inc. 5000, the report describes technology, innovation and high-growth in Milwaukee as “muted.”On the 2017 scorecard, Milwaukee received an “A” grade for Real Companies, a “B” for Cool Jobs, a “B” for Structure, an “A” for Innovation, a “D” for Funding, an “A” for Connectivity, and a “B” for Community Spirit.“The city needs to insert some verve into the community that can create large, compelling companies that go beyond just service in the local market. This would be signaled by increasing venture capital in the community, or even companies raising larger sums,” the report says. “Since 2009, Milwaukee has had two companies raise more than $10 million in a round. Madison has had six. Kansas City has had 14. St. Louis has had 23. The point is that a city the size of Milwaukee should be producing big fundings, exits, and a larger number of venture deals. It is sitting below its high growth capacity despite having many building blocks.”The report recommends Milwaukee entrepreneurs seek out customers in Chicago, St. Louis and Minneapolis; that the city increase its venture capital capacity by leveraging the region’s expertise in manufacturing and water; and that the city tout its own entrepreneurial success stories.Also included in the report were Madison, Green Bay, Eau Claire and La Crosse. Madison placed fifth in the city rankings.“Pound for pound, Madison may be the best ecosystem in the middle part of the country,” the report says. “But the simple girth of St. Louis, Chicago and Minneapolis overwhelm the smaller Madison. There is not a single metric where Madison underperforms, except the community is slightly below average regarding commercial broadband access.”The report notes the importance of the University of Wisconsin and WARF in helping advance research and technology into startup companies. And it notes Madison’s success in building angel networks and gaining ties to venture capital investors regionally, despite the fact that there is not much venture capital locally. Madison firms SwanLeap and Exact Sciences Corp. are both noted as fast-growing startups.The report’s recommendations for Madison include: “Madison needs to keep growing companies – not just become a haven for the Googles that are looking for an inexpensive place to open a development shop. Avoid the lure of recruiting big names, and instead, focus on building wealth for the people, community, and the state of Wisconsin.”Green Bay is ranked No. 22, which is better than most cities of similar size. Among its strong points are broadband access, SBA loans, and industrial niches such as paper and packaging. However, access to both talent and capital are challenges it must overcome.Among the recommendations for Green Bay: “Build connections in markets beyond Wisconsin. Find industrial clusters in paper, logistics, packaging, etc. For example, becoming a design and packaging hub would make it critical to work with New York and L.A. Whereas paper might require connections in the timberlands of the southeastern United States.”Eau Claire is ranked No. 33. The report indicates it is lacking capital resources, customers for services and products, transportation and startup structure. But it does have unique industries such as adhesives, wood and nonmetal mining. The report recommends Eau Claire leverage its proximity to Minneapolis-St. Paul.“Wisconsin as a state seems full of mid-size communities such as Eau Claire that can rebuild their manufacturing base around innovation and technologies for which their communities and regions are uniquely prepared and trained,” the report says.La Crosse is ranked 29th. It also needs more startup activities to bring inventors together, and more access to capital, the report says.“For the community to continue to build high-growth businesses, it needs to retain its talent. It produces nearly 700 high technology graduates per year, but it has a low ranking regarding cool jobs,” the report says. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

Our agents bring years of market expertise and va

first_img“Our agents bring years of market expertise and value to the community, and the Waterfront office will better serve them while increasing Coldwell Banker’s ability to serve the community.”Coldwell Banker is New England’s leading residential brokerage firm, with 90 offices across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. Stop by their new office near the corner of Richmond and Commercial Streets to learn about housing sales and rentals in the Greater Boston area. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England’s president Merit McIntyre (center) officially opens the Waterfront sales office with managers Ken Tutunjian and Jackie Ball. Photo Credit: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.The Coldwell Banker Boston – Waterfront sales office has officially opened at 142 Commercial Street in the North End.President Merit McIntyre expressed his excitement about the opening, saying he and his team are proud of the community support they have received.Vice President and Brokerage Manager Jackie Ball echoed McIntyre’s enthusiasm:*Advertisement*last_img read more

Real estate sales compilation courtesy of CL Water

first_imgReal estate sales compilation courtesy of CL Waterfront Properties. Check out the residential closings in the North End / Waterfront area during the month of June 2019. 65 E. India #23C: 2 bed, 2 bath with 1,226 sf. sold for $1,120,000Intercontinental #18B: 2 bed, 2.5 bath with 1,593 sf. sold for $2,050,00065 Commercial Wharf #3: 2 bed, 2 bath with 1,926 sf. sold for $2,390,00093 Charter: 3 unit building with 4,528 sf. sold for $3,950,000 View previous real estate sales. $0 – $999,999115 Salem #1: 2 bed, 1 bath with 506 sf. sold for $455,0008 Battery #4: 1 bed, 1 bath with 520 sf. sold for $525,000Mariner #301: 1 bed, 1 bath with 609 sf. sold for $574,500Mariner #409: 1 bed, 1 bath with 539 sf. sold for $603,00065 Broad #6: 1 bed, 1 bath with 762 sf. sold for $675,00022 Cooper #5: 2 bed, 1 bath with 787 sf. sold for $700,000Mariner #506: 1 bed, 1 bath with 767 sf. sold for $719,000328 Commercial #35: 1 bed, 1 bath with 763 sf. sold for $729,000Forecaster #806: 1 bed, 1.5 bath with 786 sf. sold for $745,000Forecaster #807: 1 bed, 1 bath with 794 sf. sold for $770,000$1,000,000 + *Advertisement*last_img read more

PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming

first_imgPCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again THE NEWLY-FORMED Four Central Squares Chess Association will be holding its first-ever tournament on Nov. 2 and 3 at the Robinson’s Cyber Gate Mall.The tournament will have a kiddie and open category and it will be using a seven-round Swiss system format with a 15-minute playing time.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental town MOST READ Taipei to offer migrant workers free medical checks, haircuts View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros FIDE laws will be used in this tournament sanctioned by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) and the Chess Arbiters Union of the Philippines (CAUP).Fide Arbiter (FA) Felix Poloyapoy of Four Central Squares Chess Association and tournament director Eduard dela Torre will be manning the technical side of the tournament.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealRegistration fee for the kiddies category is pegged at P150 while the open division is at P200.  /CORRESPONDENT DALE G. ROSAL SMC bags Bulacan airport project LOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, Pateros MORE STORIESnewsinfo4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental townnewsinfoLOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, PaterosnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debateMORE STORIESnewsinfo4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental townnewsinfoLOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, PaterosnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debate Read Nextlast_img read more

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first_img be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/cybersecurity-pros-familiar-suspected-dnc-email-hackers/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/cybersecurity-pros-familiar-suspected-dnc-email-hackers/ When Wikileaks released thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), democrats called on cybersecurity technology company CrowdStrike to look into how Wikileaks obtained that data.CrowdStrike concluded that Russian hackers were behind the breach.“We deployed our IR team and technology and immediately identified two sophisticated adversaries on the network—COZY BEAR and FANCY BEAR,” the company explains in a blog post.Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear are two groups that routinely commit international cybercrimes and digital espionage. Fancy Bear traces to Russia, according to security experts.Cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab is also aware of these groups. From the company’s blog:“CozyDuke (aka CozyBear, CozyCar or “Office Monkeys”) is a precise attacker. Kaspersky Lab has observed signs of attacks against government organizations and commercial entities in the U.S., Germany, South Korea, and Uzbekistan. In 2014, targets included the White House and the US Department of StateFANCY BEAR (also known as Sofacy or APT 28) is a separate Russian-based threat actor, which has been active since mid 2000s, and has been responsible for targeted intrusion campaigns against the Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Government, and Media sectors.”In July, 2015, HiTrust Alliance listed  CozyBear as a known threat in a monthly threat assessment. Security firm Sophos reports that Fancy Bear hacked into DNC servers in April.The recent DNC breach may have resulted from threats well known to cybersecurity companies. The questions abound: Why were DNC’s email servers left vulnerable? Who guards government IT infrastructure?The fact these hacks presumably originated from Russia is not surprising, but the lack of precaution is, according to Larry Whiteside, Jr., Co-founder and Executive Vice President, International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP). “The hacking and release of DNC emails are an unfortunate sign of the times as it relates to the use of technology today,” he said in an email comment to Black Enterprise. “It’s being reported to have been performed by a group out of Russia or being state-sponsored by Russia is also not surprising. There are many state-sponsored groups specifically in place to target the U.S. government and/or U.S.-based companies.”The big issue, according to Whiteside, is that the U.S. “has a big bulls-eye on its back.”“There, unfortunately, is a treasure trove of information that attackers can use to either embarrass organizations or monetize for personal gain. This being the case the U.S. government and U.S.-based companies must take the necessary precautions as it relates to proper cybersecurity controls and cybersecurity hygiene.”last_img read more

By FFWPU UPF India International Day of Yoga co

first_imgBy FFWPU / UPF IndiaInternational Day of Yoga, commonly and unofficially referred to as Yoga Day, i celebrated annually on June 21 since its inception in 2015. An international day for yoga was declared by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 11, 2014, almost unanimously which was proposed by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi during his first UN Address as below:“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. This tradition is 5000 years old. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well-being . Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”From last year this UN Day is being celebrated in a huge manner by almost every nations in the world officially and India celebrates with nation-wide programs for one full week from 21st June.To mark the observance of this historical UN Day, FFWPU and UPF also organized a small program at New Delhi, India. The program was held in peaceful environment with Parent s and children together with Meditation and short lectures emphasizing the need of character development together with the practices of Yoga. Dedicated Social Action for Developing (DADI- India) Project Director Mrs. Paramjit Bindra came along with Yoga teacher and the students her locality for the success of the event.Program was attended by nearly 70 students and parents of the locality and the message was delivered by Dr. Parmod Mehra, Associate Professor of Indira Gandhi National Open University, Mr. Krishna Adhikari, Secretary General of UPF-India. The program was organized by Mr. Birendra Shrestha and Mr. Manoj Kumar as the coordinators of the event.last_img read more

Theres UFC Heavyweights And Then Theres Shaq

first_img There’s UFC Heavyweights, And Then There’s Shaq Bellator 214: “Fedor vs. Bader” takes place this weekend (Sat., Jan. 26, 2019) at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The main card will air live on Paramount Network (and DAZN) at 9 p.m. ET, with a “Prelims” undercard on DAZN at 7 p.m. ET. Remember, DAZN offers fight fans a free month when you sign up for a trial.Meanwhile, Bellator 214’s featured main card fighters recently got together for an open media workout session to promote Saturday’s big show, which will showcase the conclusion of the Heavyweight Grand Prix with a fantastic fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Light Heavyweight champion Ryan Bader.In the video above you can see Emelianenko working out in advance of his chance to claim one more Heavyweight title in his long and storied career. Below you can see videos of Ryan Bader and Aaron Pico holding their open workouts as well. All clips are courtesy of Karyn Bryant from MMA H.E.A.T. Recommended by Lights. Out. Good Night Tee [Photos] These Outfits Can Only Be Worn In Wrestling Bleacher Breaker 10 Credit Cards That Can’t Be Beat In 2019 NerdWallet Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Accessories Fight Motion! Watch Holloway, Cyborg Do Work Via Ghost Cam Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? Standard Ranked Rashguard Fedor Emelianenko workout King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars 00:09 Gloves Sponsored Contentcenter_img Apparel Latest From Our Partners Lockdown duffle bag Bizzy Was Sneaking Needles Into The Toilet For GSP Fight More: MMAmania.com Standard BJJ Gi Gordon Ryan Competition Kit More From To check out the latest Bellator MMA-related news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive news archive right here. Sale ProMax 440 BJJ GI Midnight Mania! Trump Family In The ‘Chaos’ Corner? Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Latest From MMA Warehouse Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Careerlast_img read more

Throwback Thursday Five Vintage Photos of Park Street Station

first_img By Madeline Bilis· 5/11/2017, 8:00 a.m. Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* Park Street Station in 1897 / Photo via City of Boston Archives/Creative CommonsThere used to be a time when T stations weren’t associated with weird smells, darkness, and concrete. Back in the early 1900s, the T was, in fact, cool. Men balancing pretty hefty mustaches on their faces stood in T stations under those old-fashioned pointing finger signs, and bought newspapers from artfully arranged newsstands.As evidenced in these vintage photos of Park Street Station from the City of Boston Archives, the city’s public transportation in the early 20th century was a bit more refined than it is now. The signs displayed excellent font choices, the cars had small decorative curtains, and the newsstands had admirable woodwork instead of blinking lights. These apparent fancy details are partly due to the fact that the underground train system was brand new—the first subway in America opened in Boston in 1897, kicking off with a trip from Park Street to Boylston Street.A few years later, the Boston Elevated Railway Company combined their elevated trains with the underground subway, and began to form a network for public transportation in the city. Other cities followed suit—in 1904, New York debuted almost nine miles of subway, and later, Philadelphia worked to combine elevated and underground systems.Feeling nostalgic for the T stations of yesteryear? Allow yourself to be transported to a different time period with these century-old photos of Park Street Station below.Photo via City of Boston Archives/Creative CommonsA group of men ready to board a train in 1897.Photo via City of Boston Archives/Creative CommonsTwo women and a child sit near the southbound entrance on August 5, 1901.Photo via City of Boston Archives/Creative CommonsA newsstand offers Scribner’s Magazine, The Century Magazine, and other papers in November 1902.Photo via City of Boston Archives/Creative CommonsA Forest Hills-bound train enters Park Street Station in 1897. Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! center_img Print Throwback Thursday: Five Vintage Photos of Park Street Station Featuring mustaches and those old-fashioned pointing finger signs. 000last_img read more

The Best Food Instagrams of the Week

first_img Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* Print 000 Summer’s not over yet. Spritz on! 9/15/2017, 10:08 a.m. Welcome to our weekly series where we round up the most appetizing foodstagrams, droolworthy drinks, and cool insights into local #cheflife. Want to be featured? Use the hashtag #bosfeed—we’ll choose five favs every Friday.As long as you bring some for workers, it will be OK.center_img Restaurant News The Best Food Instagrams of the Week An impressive commitment to pizza toppings, all kinds of breakfasts, and more. Or maybe your breakfast looked more like this? Much respect to this person’s commitment to pizza toppings. By Jacqueline Cain· Kimchi. Meatloaf. Benny??last_img read more

Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc Is Getting Innovative in the Seaport

first_imgWellness Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. Is Getting Innovative in the Seaport The Massachusetts company will bring its innovation and marketing teams to the city, with a focus on health and wellness. Print Photo providedIt may not be peak cranberry season, but that doesn’t mean Massachusetts-based cranberry-grower Ocean Spray is taking any type of off-season break. For the agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry farmers in the United States, Canada, and Chile it just means a little extra time to innovate and spark some creativity.And just how are they doing that? By heading to the one place in Boston teeming with new ideas, inspiration, and shiny new things—the Seaport. Ocean Spray is opening a marketing and innovation hub right within the Seaport district where all the innovation and marketing teams will be based. Dubbed the “Lighthouse,” the space is created with the idea that collaboration and growth will be easier to do closer to other growing brands in the Boston area.“A lighthouse by definition shines a light as a navigational aid,” Mayor Marty Walsh said in a release. “And I’m so pleased to share in the vision of Ocean Spray as they embark on a journey to improve the health of people and planet.” Walsh was in attendance at the opening event on May 13, as well as Julian Edelman who came to support breast cancer awareness.Bobby Chacko, president and CEO of Ocean Spray, said as the company looks to explore new channels it’s beneficial to be near other innovators in the space. Ocean Spray looks to continue building out its health and wellness brand offerings. Recently, they announced a commitment to sustainably farming all of its cranberries. By doing so they became the first fruit cooperative in North America to verify all crops as sustainably grown. Related: By Tessa Yannone· Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. Can Ocean Spray CEO Randy Papadellis Save the Cranberry Business?Juicing the Bottom Line: Ocean Spraycenter_img Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* 104 The company also sampled its new line of cranberry supplements, Cran+Health made with real fruit and intended to maintain a healthy urinary tract, at the opening of the “Lighthouse.” Along with other products to support functional health in kiddos and a line of drinks rooted in restorative herbs, among others, they’re a shed of light into what the cranberry purveyor has in store for customers in the future.“Our innovation at the Lighthouse is focused on health and wellness, with the ultimate destination of creating food that is medicine,” Chacko said in a release. “We plan to break down silos, drive health and prosperity, and prove the concept of doing well by doing good. We are proud of opening our Lighthouse as a big step toward our mission.”So, whether you’re breaking into a fresh bag of craisins or pouring yourself a tall glass of juice from Ocean Spray you’re not only supporting a local business but you’re supporting the planet and your health.Ocean Spray, 77 Seaport Blvd., Boston, oceanspray.com. Marty Walsh and Ocean Spray CEO Bobby Chacko / Photo providedNew line of supplements / Photo provided 5/14/2019, 10:18 a.m. last_img read more