Maltese regulator updates advertising guidelines

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Legal & compliance Tags: Online Gambling Maltese regulator updates advertising guidelines 28th August 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Legal & compliance The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has released new guidelines governing licensees’ advertising and established a new committee to ensure compliance with the new rules. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has released new guidelines governing licensees’ advertising and established a new committee to ensure compliance with the new rules.The new guidance issued by the authority includes a 30-point checklist for licensees that sets out responsible gaming requirements in relation to advertising and promotions.This will be enforced by the Commercial Communications Committee, which will investigate and publish decisions on any  issues that are flagged up within 10 days of receiving a query or submission regarding licensees’ advertising. The licensee in question will in turn have three days to respond to a complaint.“The main functions of the committee lie in reviewing commercial communications brought to its attention and assessing any possible breaches,” the authority explained. “The guidelines are intended to serve as guidance on the interpretation of the regulations, and should not be considered to be a substitute for the relevant laws and regulations.”The guidelines state that commercial communications must be “socially responsible, with particular regard to the need to protect minors and other vulnerable persons from harm or exploitation”.The authority underlined that the guidelines also apply to social media accounts and third parties acting on behalf of authorised gaming companies.Each licensee must be able to offer easy access to online responsible gaming advice. Information has to be no more than two clicks away, when it is not easily visible on the homepage due to space restrictions, such as on a mobile device.Meanwhile advertising will not be allowed in bars, restaurants or on public transport, and any sponsorship deals will be limited to basic text, logo or imagery, with product placement banned.“All commercial communications, with the exception of sponsorship, must prominently display, for their entire duration, a sign indicating the minimum age to participate in the game being promoted,” the guidelines add.Amongst other standard guidelines, gaming companies will also be barred from suggesting that “solitary gaming is preferable to social gaming” and exploiting “cultural beliefs or traditions about gaming or luck”.The guidelines also state that customers who will self-exclude under a yet-to-be-introduced, unified scheme covering its online licensees must not be targeted with promotions or adverts. In March, the MGA launched a preliminary market consultation to gather stakeholder feedback on the proposed self-exclusion system.Last month, the MGA revealed how an emphasis on “effective enforcement” of regulations in 2018 led to the cancellation of eight licences and the suspension of another four.For the latter part of 2018, Malta was operating under new gaming laws, which came into effect on 1 August last year following approval from the Maltese Government. The laws handed the MGA greater powers in terms of both compliance and enforcement. Email Addresslast_img read more

Delta Corporation Limited ( Q32021 Interim Report

first_imgDelta Corporation Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Delta Corporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Delta Corporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Delta Corporation Limited (  2021 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileDelta Corporation Limited manufacturers and markets international and locally-produced beverages in Zimbabwe. It operates in four segments: non-alcoholic beverages, sparkling beverages, lager beers and traditional beers. Brands in its non-alcoholic range are a flavoured maize drink called Shumba Maheu, and a flavoured drinking yoghurt called Supersip Yogurt. The sparkling beverages division operates two bottling plants and one canning plant; bottling and distributing popular cool drink brands sold worldwide by the Coca-Cola Company, a range of drink mixes and an energy drink called Burn. The lager beer division operates two breweries; bottling and distributing international brands such as Castle Lite, Miller’s, Peroni, Redds, Brutal Fruit and Sarita. Delta Corporation Limited has a monopoly in the traditional beer market in Zimbabwe with 14 breweries located across the country; brewing and distributing a well-known sorghum beer brand called Chibuku. Other subsidiaries have interests in transport and logistics, barley and sorghum malting, food processing, packaging, retailing wines and spirits, recycling, tin can production and leadership training. Delta Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Australia tour: How England made history

first_imgFarrell kicks-onYou can count Test kickers in Owen Farrell’s league on one hand at present. His 24 points in the first Test, with nine kicks landed out of 10, and 18 points in Melbourne, including the match-winning try, tell the story of a player at the peak of his powers. It’s a credit to his sheer bloody-mindedness that he’s kicked on this season to play the best rugby of his career, only months after being written off as a has-been with George Ford deemed the coming man.Focus: Owen Farrell is one of the world’s best kickersI’ve spoken to many Australian commentators, and they’ve said he’s hugely respected by the opposition. After these two Tests, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to say he’s feared. Lose discipline within kicking range and Farrell will punish you.World Cup motivationYoungsters Maro Itoje, Jack Clifford and Paul Hill are one of a clutch of new faces in England’s matchday squad. England haven’t had to start from scratch. That sorry night at Twickenham, where sections of the crowd booed their own men, was a nadir for the bulk of players and is still fresh in the memory. The chance to exorcise the demons of that night can only have motivated certain squad members in these past weeks – despite public protestations to the contrary.Character building: Chris Robshaw was forlorn after the World Cup loss to AustraliaIn James Haskell, Chris Robshaw and Dylan Hartley – who missed the tournament through suspension – England possess their beating heart; the players drove and inspired the squad to new heights through controlled rage.Winning the PR war LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In the last seven months, England have staged one of the most remarkable Test turnarounds in memory, as they’ve gone from also-rans at No 8 in the World rankings to No 2, after winning a Grand Slam and now historic Series in Australia. Here are the reasons they humbled the Wallabies in their own backyardFast-EddieThousands of column inches have been taken up dissecting Eddie Jones’ seismic impact on English rugby, and the plaudits raining down on him are justifiable. The fact is, Jones has refused to stand still for a second. After every milestone, be it a Grand Slam, or a Series win in Australia, he is already casting his eyes forward to the next challenge. He simply refuses to rest on his laurels.Winner: Eddie Jones’ hard-nosed mentality is inspiring playersIt was telling that just minutes after winning in Melbourne, he was talking about a 3-0 whitewash. Why? Because that’s what the All Blacks would have done and Steve Hansen’s men are the benchmark. Like two heavyweight contenders, England and the ABs will circle each other for two years before meeting in 2018, ahead of the World Cup in Japan. Catching and surpassing the world’s No 1 team will become an obsession.Wallaby selection missesAfter thrashing England at the World Cup only seven months ago, the Wallabies may have underestimated England’s renaissance. Due to the interminable French Top 14 season, they were unable to select the attacking trident of Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell and Adam Ashley-Cooper and they were shorn of the departing Kurtley Beale through injury.Big miss: Australia have missed Kurtley Beale’s ability to unlock defencesThese absences, of wit, guile and experience negated a Wallaby backline that couldn’t pierce the England backline in Melbourne, despite dominating possession and their scrum lost on points to England’s eight. These were highlighted by the problems in the front row, where two different sets of props have started in the first two Tests. All this gave England considerable encouragement, while the selection of promising rookie, Sean McMahon at No 8, in the absence of David Pocock, did not have the impetus desired.Defensive zealThe securing of Paul Gustard from Saracens in February – Europe’s pre-eminent side – was hailed as a coup, even if there were dissenters who scoffed at his side’s famed ‘Wolfpack’ mentality. Yet after 200 attempted tackles in the Second Test, his powers of motivation look difficult to deny.Band of brothers: The players have bought into Paul Gustard’s defensive templateThe likeable-Geordie is roundly praised by England players and it was interesting to hear he could motivate mentally as well as physically, after he disclosed that he’d read them a poem, The Man in the Glass, by Dale Wimbrow, that asked them to dig deeper than ever before, find an inner-strength and not leave the field with regrets, as he once had. The players duly responded with one of the all-time great defensive performances, with James Haskell, Maro Itoje, Billy and Mako Vunipola and Dylan Hartley all hitting a remarkable 17 tackles, or above. As the dust settles on an historic Series win on Australian soil, RW looks at the reasons Eddie Jones’ men have made such an impact in the Southern Hemisphere From days before the tour where Eddie Jones mischievously said he wanted a 3-0 Test Series win, so he could stick around and gloat, to the invitation of Rugby League legend Andrew ‘Joey’ Johns to dish out advice at England training, Eddie Jones has, subliminally at least, mounted his own orchestrated campaign to unsettle the Wallabies. He invited one of the most talented men to wear the green and gold in Glen Ella to help him and called out a former Wallaby and broadcaster for disrespecting him at a press conference. In the meanwhile, he damned his old Randwick buddy Michael Cheika with praise.Bag of surprises: Many people were surprised that Australian rugby league legend Andrew Johns helped EnglandHe even bedded down close to his old Randwick patch, that he knows so well, to settle the players. From day one, it’s been a PR masterstroke. Hell, don’t be surprised if David Campese pops up for an impromptu training session before Saturday. You wouldn’t rule it out.last_img read more

On Grape / Sebastian Mariscal Studio

first_imgCopyApartments•San Diego, United States Projects Area:  472 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Hisao Suzuki+ 14 Share Year:  Apartments United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard On Grape / Sebastian Mariscal StudioSave this projectSaveOn Grape / Sebastian Mariscal Studio “COPY” 2006 ArchDaily Photographs Architects: Sebastian Mariscal Studio Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” On Grape / Sebastian Mariscal Studio Photographs:  Hisao Suzuki Text description provided by the architects. Small urban infill projects such as ‘On Grape’ add diversity to the city; providing contrast and scale to the multitude of whole city block buildings that are being constructed in San Diego during its current state of fast-paced redevelopment.Save this picture!© Hisao SuzukiRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineSkylightsLibartSolaGlide Inclined Retractable SkylightWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcA project of this nature comes with a host of inconveniences that become a challenge in not only design, but also construction, including: small lot size, busy streets, zero setbacks from property lines, and a complete lack of space for construction storage and scaffolding. The initial approach for ‘On Grape’ was to subdivide the land into two parcels producing two single-family residences that maximize the enclosed, narrow, and linear space. The main goal was to maintain an interior-exterior connection in design while creating a spacious and quiet living environment in the city. To do so, the design focused on the planes of space throughout the project, and was achieved by constructing continuous spaces horizontally from one property line to the other and keeping the interior void open vertically to the sky. Save this picture!© Hisao SuzukiWithin the urban context, the building exists as dual volumes separated by an interior courtyard of bamboo and light. The wood frame structure receives a floating exterior skin of engineered stone and COR-TEN steel that is separated by an internal air chamber, providing thermal and acoustic insulation. Spatially, the residences offer a quiet respite within the city core. Materially, the dark stone, the steel and the IPE wood accentuate the diverse urban fabric of San Diego.Save this picture!ventilated wall diagramsProject gallerySee allShow lessJoshua Prince Ramus on the Wyly Theatre at TEDxArticlesEuropean Workshop Waterfront Urban DesignArticlesProject locationAddress:San Diego, California, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeSebastian Mariscal StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSan DiegoHousesUnited StatesPublished on January 28, 2010Cite: “On Grape / Sebastian Mariscal Studio” 28 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Baigent redesigns Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s online fundraising

first_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 November 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Website agency Baigent has redesigned Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s online fundraising system, which will better enable the capture of user data for future marketing campaigns. The revamped website is launched today.The charity appointed Baigent after its staff attended at one of the agency’s online fundraising seminars earlier in the year. Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s brief to Baigent called for a user-friendly process enabling more sophisticated use of inbound data.Kate Woods, Baigent’s account manager on the project, explained the reason for the redevelopment. “Breakthrough Breast Cancer was also keen”, she said, “to understand more about the demographics of its donors, so that it could link donors with specific campaigns. Advertisement Baigent redesigns Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s online fundraisingcenter_img “As an example, we’re providing donors with the opportunity to set up a ‘Donation in Memory Of ¦’ page, where donations can be tracked, or simply to make a one-off donation if a supporter has lost a close friend or relative to breast cancer.”Breakthrough Breast Cancer also asked Baigent to tailor online forms to specific needs as part of the charity’s strategy to encourage a greater number of donors and efforts to ‘trade up’ in terms of individual donations. Woods added: “Our technology is providing a four-page form which makes it possible for an image to be carried across the top of each page, with the left-hand side bar being tailored to a specific campaign – whether that be TV, magazine or online. The top and side bars content are all managed by the charity, using Baigent’s content management system, giving them total control of these elements and thus bringing a consistency of design across the campaign specific pages.”The charity can now analyse the data it is receiving from each donor, and set up as many personalised campaigns as it requires. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

On 45th Day of Mourning — Native nations ‘are not vanishing … We are as strong as ever’

first_imgMoonanum JamesWW photo: Liz GreenSpeech by Moonanum James, co-chair of United American Indians of New England, on Nov. 27 at the Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Mass.  To see a video of his talk, go to again on the fourth Thursday in November, United American Indians of New England have gathered on this hill to observe a National Day of Mourning. Today, we mark the 45th time we have come here, in all kinds of weather, to mourn our ancestors and speak the truth about our history. Those who started National Day of Mourning could not have envisioned that their descendants and the descendants of their supporters would still be here, year after year, carrying on this tradition.  Many of the elders who stood on this hill and organized that first day of mourning are no longer with us, but we feel their spirits guiding us today.National Day of Mourning should always be part of the history of this country.  Nearly 45 years ago, my father, an Aquinnah Wampanoag man named Wamsutta Frank James, was invited to address a gathering of so-called dignitaries celebrating the 350th anniversary of the stumbling ashore of the Pilgrims. When asked by the organizers of the dinner to provide an advance copy of the speech he planned to deliver, Wamsutta agreed. Within days he was told his words were not acceptable.  The planners of the gathering, fearing the truth, told him he could speak only if he were willing to speak false words in praise of the white man.The organizers were even willing to write a speech for him.  After all, they said, “The theme of the celebration is brotherhood and anything inflammatory would be out of place.” He refused to have words put into his mouth.  National Day of Mourning came into being as a result of his refusal to speak untrue words.  Instead of speaking at the banquet, he and many hundreds of Native people from throughout the Americas gathered in Plymouth, on this hill, and observed the first National Day of Mourning.What was it that got those state officials so upset? Wamsutta used as a basis for his remarks one of their own history books, “Mourt’s Relation,” a Pilgrim account of their first year on Indian land.What really happened at the first “Thanksgiving” — or what some of us call the first “Thanks Taking?”  According to popular myth, the Indians (us) and the Pilgrims (them) sat down and had a wonderful dinner.  Everyone lived happily ever after.  The end.True history of ‘thanksgiving’Many times we have been asked what is the true history of “Thanksgiving.”  This comes as no surprise.  The truth has been buried for 395 years.  In 2020, Plymouth is planning to celebrate 400 years of the same myth.  I don’t think that anyone from UAINE is going to be invited to address that banquet!  If we are, rest assured that no advance copy of our remarks will be sent.Here is the truth.  The first Thanksgiving did not take place in 1621, when the Pilgrim survivors of the first winter sat down to dinner with their Indian friends.  The first official day of thanksgiving feasting in Massachusetts was proclaimed by Gov. Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1637.  He did this to give thanks for the safe return of men from the colony who had gone to what is now Mystic, Connecticut, to participate in the massacre of over 700 men, women and children of the Pequot Nation.About the only true thing is that these pitiful European strangers would not have survived their first several years in “New England” were it not for the aid of the Wampanoag people.  What Native people got in return for this help was genocide, the theft of our lands and never ending repression.Another truth: The reason that the mythmakers prefer to talk about the Pilgrims and not the earlier English-speaking colony, Jamestown, is that in Jamestown the circumstances were way too ugly to hold up as an effective national myth.  For example, the white settlers in Jamestown turned to cannibalism to survive.  Not a very nice story to tell the kids in school.  The Pilgrims did not find an empty land any more than Columbus “discovered” anything.  Every inch of this land is Indian land.The Pilgrims (who did not even call themselves “Pilgrims”) did not come here seeking religious freedom; they already had that in Holland.  They came here as a part of a commercial venture.  The Mayflower Compact was nothing more than a bunch of white men — women were pretty much excluded by them — sticking together to ensure that they would get a return on their investment.  They introduced sexism, racism and a class system to these shores.  And guess what?  They did not even land at the sacred shrine down the hill called Plymouth Rock, a monument to racism and oppression which we are proud to say we buried, not once but twice — in 1970 and again in 1995.Upon arriving, the Pilgrims opened my ancestors’ graves and took as much as they could carry of our corn and bean supplies.  Massasoit, the great sachem of the Wampanoag, knew of this, yet he and his people welcomed and befriended the settlers, saving them from extinction, little knowing how many Wampanoag and other Indians would be killed by their guns or dead from their diseases.  Later, from the very harbor we can see from here, the pious Pilgrims sold my ancestors as slaves for 220 shillings each.Two true plaques in PlymouthSome would ask what we have gained by observing National Day of Mourning since 1970.  The very fact that you are here is perhaps our greatest gain.  People from the Four Directions, having seen through the Pilgrim myth, join us every year in the struggle to destroy that mythology.There are also two plaques, erected by Plymouth, one on Cole’s Hill to honor Day of Mourning and another in Post Office Square to Metacom or King Philip.  This was part of an agreement we signed with Plymouth in 1998.  Those of us who were here in 1997 will never forget what happened to our peaceful march that year, when 25 of us were arrested.  After a powerful show of unity demanding all charges be dropped, Plymouth was forced to drop the charges and erect the plaques.  Now at least, there are two rocks in Plymouth that speak the truth.The placement of these plaques does not end the need for us to continue to come to Plymouth and speak the truth.  We will do so as long as sports teams and schools continue to use racist team names and mascots.  We will continue to gather on this hill until the U.S. military and corporations stop polluting our mother, the Earth.  We will continue to stand here and protest until racism is made illegal.  We will not stop until the oppression of our Two-Spirited sisters and brothers is a thing of the past.  When the homeless have homes.  When immigrants from Mexico, Central and South America are no longer targeted.  When no person goes hungry or is left to die because they have little or no access to quality health care.  When union busting is a thing of the past.    Until then, the struggle will continue.That first Day of Mourning in 1970 was a powerful demonstration of Native unity.  Today is a powerful demonstration of not only Native unity, but the unity of all people who want the truth to be told and want to see an end to the oppressive system brought to these shores by the Pilgrim invaders.Sadly, the conditions which prevailed in Indian Country in 1970 still prevail today.  In 1970 we demanded an end to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  It is still a demand today.  Native nations do not need federal oversight to govern ourselves.Those who started Day of Mourning spoke of terrible racism and poverty.  We all know that racism is alive and well.  Not only Native people but many people from the Four Directions are mired in the deepest poverty while the 1% reap huge profits.  Every winter, millions of people have to make a bitter choice between heating and eating.  Native youth suicide and school dropout rates, our rates of alcoholism, continue to be the highest in the nation.As we did in 1970, we mourn the loss of millions of our ancestors and the devastation of our beautiful land and water and air.  We pray for our people who have died during this past year, and during the past 522 years since Columbus showed up.For all who are ‘collateral damage’I hope that you will join me in grieving, too, for our sisters and brothers in all countries, human beings, who are referred to by this government as “collateral damage.”  Keep in mind that for centuries people throughout the Americas have been the “collateral damage” of the European invasion.  I also hope you will join me in grieving, too, for the immense suffering of our sisters and brothers in Afghanistan, in Pakistan, in Palestine, in Iraq, all human beings who suffer and face acts of terror on a daily basis.  Remember too, the hundreds of millions of people who are hungry today no matter where they live.We condemn all acts of violence and terrorism perpetrated by all governments and organizations against innocent civilians worldwide. Since the invasion of Columbus and the rest of the Europeans, Native people have been virtually nonstop victims of terrorism.  The slaughter of the Pequots at Mystic, Connecticut, in 1637.  The U.S. military massacres of peaceful Native people at Wounded Knee and Sand Creek and so many, many other places.  The very foundations of this powerful and wealthy country are the theft of our lands and the slaughter of Native peoples, and the kidnapping and enslavement of our African sisters and brothers.Today, on liberated territory, we will correct some history and do so in a country that continues to glorify butchers such as Christopher Columbus, in a country that glorifies slave-owning presidents such as Washington and Jefferson and even carves their faces into the sacred Black Hills of the Lakota.On our program will be only Native speakers.  This is one day when we speak for ourselves, without non-Native people, so-called “experts,” intervening to interpret and speak for us.  We ask that our non-Native allies respect Native leadership today.Our very presence frees this land from the lies of the history books, the profiteers and the mythmakers.  We will remember and honor all of our ancestors in struggle who went before us.  We will speak truth to power.  We will remember in particular all of our sisters and brothers, including Leonard Peltier and Mumia Abu Jamal and Oscar López Rivera, who are caged in the iron houses.In 1970, very few people would have given any thought to the fact that the Indigenous people of this hemisphere do not look upon the arrival of the European invaders as a reason to give thanks.  Today, many thousands stand with us in spirit as we commemorate our 45th National Day of Mourning.To our beautiful Native youth, I say: Learn about and remember what your ancestors went through to bring you here.  We are like the dirt, like the sand, like the tides.  We shall endure.In the spirit of Crazy Horse, in the spirit of Metacom, in the spirit of Geronimo. We are not vanishing.  We are not conquered.  We are as strong as ever.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Healthgrades Announces 2021 America’s Best Hospitals™

first_img TAGS  Facebook DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems, today announced Healthgrades 2021 America’s Best Hospitals™. Healthgrades America’s 50, 100 and 250 Best Hospitals Awards™ recognize the top one, two and five percent of hospitals in the nation for superior performance in 32 of the most common conditions and procedures. To highlight the recipient hospitals’ ongoing commitment to quality, Healthgrades also published “Healthgrades 2021 America’s Best Hospitals™ Special Report: Creating a Culture of Excellence,” which explores how these hospitals have consistently delivered better than expected outcomes and embraced the challenges of quality improvement. According to the report, the most-cited strategies by organizations that have achieved Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals distinction include:Embracing a true patient-centered mindset and focusing on engaging patients and their families.Creating ambitious goals to consistently achieve superior patient outcomes.Recognizing that all employees – including doctors, nurses, and support staff – are stakeholders in the quest for continuous quality improvement.Having the courage to identify what isn’t working and removing obstacles that prevent quality improvement. “Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of researching hospitals and finding the best organization to meet their healthcare needs,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Especially in this era of COVID-19, we commend the recipients of the Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals Awards for their commitment to providing superior outcomes and keeping their communities safe.” For the 2021 study period (Medicare Fiscal Years 2017-2019), Healthgrades analyzed the performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide across 32 conditions and procedures, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis, and stroke. Overall, patients treated in hospitals named as Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals™ have, on average, a 27.4 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award. If all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals, 167,235 lives could potentially have been saved*. Access a complete list of the 2021 recipients. View Healthgrades hospital quality methodologies. Learn more about how hospitals partner with Healthgrades. About Healthgrades Healthgrades is dedicated to empowering stronger and more meaningful connections between patients and their healthcare providers. At Healthgrades, we help millions of consumers each month find and schedule appointments with their provider of choice. With our scheduling solutions and advanced analytics applications, we help our health system and life sciences clients cultivate new patient relationships, improve patient access, and build customer loyalty. At Healthgrades, better health gets a head start. *Statistics reflect Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals™ and are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare inpatients only. View source version on CONTACT: Jen Newman [email protected] Austin [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA COLORADO INDUSTRY KEYWORD: GENERAL HEALTH OTHER HEALTH HOSPITALS HEALTH PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Healthgrades Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 08:01 AM Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Healthgrades Announces 2021 America’s Best Hospitals™ Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Local NewsBusiness Previous articleXperi’s Connected Radio Solution Renamed DTS AutoStage, Wins 2021 BIG Innovation AwardNext articleLygos Joins Forces with Flexible Solutions to Meet Growing Commercial Demand for Bio-Aspartic™ Acid Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

HR: Positive Resignation – How to hand in your notice

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article A question that all HR/recruitment professionals get asked on at least a semi regular basis is: “How should I resign?”. The real answer is, there is no textbook answer as there are so many variables and moving parts involved relevant to e.g. company, manager, your professional style etc. but there are definitely a whole lot of wrong ways to do it. Here’s my 4 small tips that hopefully will offer some piece of mind during what in most cases is an awkward conversation (at best), and help it flow with a little more ease and hopefully avoid friction or burned bridges.Tip 1: No matter how much you might feel like it, don’t use the flaws of the company/manager as your reason for leaving. This is not the time or the place to have this conversation. My advice would be that if there is a burning desire inside you to offer some constructive criticism, do so at an exit interview in a rational and balanced manner. Instead use the positive points of why you have chosen to accept the new role as the reason for your departure.Tip 2: I’m firmly of the belief that we never stop learning and thus regardless of if you feel it has been the most fulfilling role or not, think of the lessons you’ve learned and thank your manager/company for the opportunity to have learned and grown as a professional.Tip 3: Unless extenuating circumstances dictate otherwise, wherever possible be willing to work your full contractual notice period. Make arrangements as such so as to make your transition out of the company as smooth as possible.Tip 4: If not already part of process, offer your time to have an “exit meeting/interview” with your line manager with the aim of trying to shed light on where in your opinion, the organisation could improve. This is where you can offer your CONSTRUCTIVE feedback and show that you are not harbouring any ill feelings due to some negative experiences but instead are aiming to offer your opinion to ensure other employees don’t feel the same thing.These are by no means complicated steps and is relatively “back to basics” kind of stuff but I hope it will give some piece of mind to anyone who may be looking for a little direction on ways to part ways in a positive light. Comments are closed.center_img Read full article HR: Positive Resignation – How to hand in your noticeShared from missc on 8 Jan 2015 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

New pickleball courts in Ocean City proposed at 18th Street

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiIt is played with paddles and a small ball, but it’s not ping-pong. A net is used, but it’s not tennis. The playing surface is about the size of a badminton court, but it’s not that sport, either.It’s called pickleball, a fast-growing sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.After years of discussion and searching, it looks like Ocean City’s pickleball players will finally be getting their first permanent outdoor courts.Michael Allegretto, the city’s director of community services, has recommended turning some little-used tennis courts on 18th Street next to the Ocean City Intermediate School into the new home for pickleball.In a report to City Council at Thursday’s meeting, Allegretto proposed a compromise intended to please both the tennis and pickleball communities. The 18th Street courts would accommodate both tennis and pickleball, he announced.Allegretto recommended taking the six existing turf-covered tennis courts at 18th Street and resurfacing them with asphalt. He said the turf surface has become slippery and hard to maintain.Three of the courts will remain exclusively for tennis players. The other three courts would be configured for both tennis and pickleball games, Allegretto said.Mike Hepner, a pickleball representative, was happy with Allegretto’s proposal. He said 18th Street would be a good site for pickleball players because it is centrally located.However, Terry McKenna, a representative of the tennis community, expressed disappointment with Allegretto’s plan.“In a nutshell, the tennis people don’t want to lose any more courts,” McKenna said in remarks to Council.He called for the formation of a committee of tennis and pickleball representatives to study Allegretto’s proposal and come up with its own recommendations.Rules for pickleball courts would also have to be posted if the project is given funding approval by City Council.“Pickleball and turf tennis can co-exist in town,” McKenna said.Allegretto pledged to meet with both sides to discuss his plan in more detail. He said he wants to make sure it would be the “right compromise.”Last December, the city abandoned plans to convert a public parking lot at Shelter Road and Tennessee Avenue into new pickleball courts. At that time, Mayor Jay Gillian directed Allegretto to study possible new locations for pickleball in hopes of “finally putting it all to rest.”Allegretto will return to City Council to seek its endorsement and funding approval for the pickleball project at 18th Street. Allegretto said the cost will depend on the final designs. Tennis courts at 18th Street next to the Ocean City Intermediate School are proposed as the new home for pickleball games. The site would double for tennis and pickleball.last_img read more

Cool For Now, Warmth Returns This Weekend

first_imgWeather will be improving for the 2nd half of the week as high pressure will begin to build into our area. Clouds will still dominate for Wednesday as cool winds off the ocean will keep temperatures in the 60s.Thursday a low pressure system will move up the coast which will keep us on the cloudy side again but the good news is that it will be far enough offshore to keep us dry. Onshore winds will keeps us cool again with highs in the 60s.Computer models show a coastal storm moving offshore into New England. ( BEACH WEATHER BEGINS FRIDAY!The warm up begins as high pressure builds in. Plenty of sunshine and westerly winds will boost temperatures into the mid 70s.Forecast Highs For Friday. ( remainder of the weekend will stay warm & dry! Temperatures inland will climb into the upper 80s and around 80 along the beaches. UV index will be very high. Ocean temperatures are still running in the low 60s.Computer models show strong high pressure in the Atlantic Ocean which will allow heat and humidity to dominate the East Coast.( & humidity settle in for early next week as a Bermuda High anchors itself offshore. Southwest winds will push temperatures into the low 90s across the Northeast with the beaches at least making in into the mid 80s.Forecast highs for Tuesday show the brunt of the heat on Tuesday with highs well into the 90s across the East Coast. ( read more