Ian Paterson: Why have private patients not been compensated? – BBC News

June 26, 2017

“What he did – it will never go away. When you go private, you think you’ve got the best.” Ian Paterson: Surgeon was ‘psychopathic like Shipman’ Breast surgeon ‘played God’ with women’s bodies Ian Paterson: ‘He took a pound of flesh for money’ Linda Millband, national lead lawyer for clinical negligence at legal firm Thompsons, is acting for more than 500 of Paterson’s former private patients. She said private …

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Trump Reaches Out To Lawmakers On Healthcare As Another Says ‘No’

June 24, 2017

… bill privately as mean and this week called for a health plan with heart. He indicated the Senate plan met that request. The Senate bill maintains much of the structure of the Houses but differs in key ways. It would phase out Obamacares expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor more gradually, waiting until after the 2020 presidential election, but would enact deeper cuts starting in 2025. It also would provide more generous tax subsidies than the House bill to help low-income people buy …

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London fire: Inquest versus inquiry – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… at the same time as criminal proceedings This was seen in the Leveson Inquiry into press standards which had to tread carefully around concurrent criminal prosecutions. Some will favour an inquest, others a public inquiry. The truth is that both, if well run, well funded and with powerful recommendations that are acted upon by government, can be highly effective ways of progressing justice and ensuring that similar avoidable tragedies never happen again. More From this publisher : HERE …

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Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey should be the next to go

June 23, 2017

… has parted ways with a large chunk of its senior leadership. Here’s a look at the few executives left: Image: Bob Al-Greene How Hornsey has remained at the company is something of a mystery. No other executive at the company has been as vocal in contradicting the claims of former employees as the leadership crumbled around her. Meanwhile, the failure of Uber’s HR department to address claims from its employees occupied a crucial part of the company’s broader problem. Maybe …

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Republicans Hold On To Mick Mulvaney’s Old House Seat In South Carolina

June 22, 2017

… Sachs. Before entering the private sector, he served as a tax attorney for the Department of Justice and staff director of the House ways and Means Committee. Rather than shy away from his lucrative Hong Kong-based stint at Goldman Sachs, Parnell claimed that experience gave him the expertise needed to cut middle-class families taxes and close corporate tax loopholes. He even laughed about it on more than one occasion. I know enough about our crazy tax code to absolutely bore you to tears, …

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There’s a serious problem with Twitter’s account security

June 17, 2017

… want. That means your SMS verification code could end up being sent directly to the cellphone of your hacker. And this is not just theoretical. In January of 2017, reports Ars Technica, a group of criminals exploited this flaw to snatch victims’ SMS verification codes and drain their bank accounts. So, with text-based 2FA known to have a security hole so large you could drive a truck through it, Twitter helpfully introduced additional ways to set up 2FA. Users who already have access to …

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Snapchat releases new research that says its for close friends

June 13, 2017

… makes it much, much easier to record snaps Snap’s new research shows that engagement on the app’s high, and influential, tooamong other ways they demonstrate this, Snapchat (as they tell it) drives purchase intent, since most people chatting on Snapchat know each other. The research comes after shortly a dreary headline from Fortune, “Snap Investors Should Be Very Worried About This Number,” last week. An analyst surfaced data that Snapchat’s iOS downloads …

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This hackathon wants to help destigmatize the sex tech industry

June 12, 2017

… communication would emerge as a theme as hopeful entrepreneurs many of them new to sex tech considered how tech can be used to enrich human sexuality. SEE ALSO: 8 meaningful ways you can make an impact this LGBTQ Pride Month Participants get to know one another before breaking into teams. Image: sextech.nyc For six hours on Jun 10 at New York’s ThoughtWorks, participants with a range of backgrounds from coding to design to sex therapy worked in teams to imagine products that fall …

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Facebook patents give insight about how the network wants to use your emotions

June 9, 2017

… last month that the network’s targeted ads were sometimes designed to prey on teenage users’ perceived insecurities, which isn’t entirely surprising given teens’ tendency to air out their feelings online. Tech analytics firm CB Insights unearthed a trio of Facebook patents focused on harnessing the emotions of its users published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The applications are mostly focused on predicting the ways we react to what we see online and how …

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The top 5 most over-the-top employee benefits from tech companies

June 9, 2017

… benefits Weve heard of companies paying for their gym membership. Weve seen Instagrams of a friends team working at a food bank for an annualvolunteering day. But having a $100 Wellness Credit to spend on whicheverself-care tacticfeels most personally effective? Now thats interesting. SalesforceIQ knows that people have different ways of relaxing, whether its a round of golf, a Zumba class at the gym, or hiking in the National Parks.SalesforceIQtakes a similar approach to their volunteering …

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Shocker: Being a female comedian hasn’t gotten any easier since the ’70s

June 5, 2017

… trying to find your voice, and find your voice within that community, and how to belong, and be one of the same, while also being who you are, which is accepting your femininity and all of that. Thats something that I dont think is specific necessarily to 1973. I think that was also what I was experiencing in some ways myself just shooting this show. I was the only female fake comedian within this group of performers that were all friends. Those kind of dynamics of what that is to be the only …

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General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… desperately wished I could. ‘I feel like a second-class citizen’ Polish-born Michal Siewniak, 37, lives in Watford, Hertfordshire In some ways I can understand why British people want to leave. The EU used to be all about free movement of goods, services and people – these are positive things. But the EU has become more and more controlling. You can’t elect commissioners so they are untouchable. If I look at it from my own country’s perspective, I see how laws …

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Trump’s EPA Chief Aided Polluters For Years. Now Suddenly He Says The Mess Is A Priority

June 1, 2017

… authorized the federal government to force parties responsible for contamination to pay for cleanup costs and created a tax on the petroleum and chemical industries, two heavy polluters, to be pooled and used to clean up sites where a responsible party could not be found, called orphan sites. Areas requiring long-term remediation are put on the , but they often take years or even decades to clean up. In many ways, Pruitts obsession with Superfund makes sense. As of 2015, 17 percent of the …

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6 Relaxation Hacks For People Who Hate Meditating

June 1, 2017

Despite that data, however, meditation isnt for everyone. And it may not serve some people who experience the most severe bouts of stress. In college, my therapist recommended I try meditation to curb my anxiety. At first, I was happy to oblige. I tried a variety of styles, from Zen meditation, which has you focus on breathing, to primordial sound mediation, which involves, well, making primordial sounds. That said, there are plenty of ways to achieve the same level of relaxation without …

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Apple Newton is 25 today and boy was it horrible

May 30, 2017

… really? Surprisingly, it was quite innovative in many ways. It had infrared networking, meaning you could beam emails and messages from it wirelessly. It had handwriting recognition. It theoretically learned from you and got better the more you used it. It came with a nifty set of productivity apps, including pretty advanced note-taking and contact apps. But the Newton, in all its varieties (Apple released 7 models over a span of six years), was also an enormous pain to use. The data transfer …

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What you should think about while considering a career change to healthcare

May 27, 2017

… undergraduate. Knowing that there are ways I can help improve the procedures in a hospital, have a more positive impact on patient care and really understand the field has made the change to a new career and all the work involved worth it,” she says. Taking the leap When making her career change, Zuniga experienced periods of anxiety and questioned her ability to successfully make the transition. She was concerned about her peers having more experience. “I often wondered if it …

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Senate introduces first bill to provide insurance for gig workers

May 26, 2017

… explores ways to extend a greater degree of financial certainty to those who provide their services on our platform, Postmates CEO and Co-Founder Bastian Lehmann said in the senators’ press release. The bill was just introduced in the Senate, and it’ll take a lot more for it to become law. But legislators are finally trying to deal with the reality of work today, for Uber drivers and freelancers nationwide. WATCH: These worms may solve the plastic waste problem More From this …

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How To Plan Ahead So You Avoid The Burnout After Memorial Day Weekend

May 25, 2017

… vibes totally consume us. Here are a few ways you can plan ahead to beat the burnout after you return from Memorial Day Weekend. Getyour sleep schedule in order ahead of time. B&J Your bedtime may be a rigid 10:30 p.m. on normal weeknights, but of course youre going to stay up later over the long weekend so you can truly make the most of your time off. But, fast forward to Monday night, and youll find yourselftossing and turning, constantly calculating how much sleep youll get if you fall …

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Inside Iggy Azalea and Nick Youngs Very Disastrous, Very Public Split

May 24, 2017

… room that became the talk of sports pundits, but also brought the heat and scrutiny of the mainstream pop media pressing down on the soon-to-be marrieds who scrambled to respond to the private embarrassment in the most public ways imaginable. Azalea, for her part, put a brave face on. Appearing on Ellen shortly thereafter in April, she insisted that she and Young were all good. Last week, when she finally broke up with him, she made it Instagram official in a now-deleted post. Unfortunately …

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General Election 2017: The hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle – BBC News

May 23, 2017

Social media has become a big part of political campaigning, as parties find new ways to reach out to potential voters. Here I look at how Scotland’s parties are doing in the hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle? It’s all about you… On Facebook, Ruth Davidson has twice as many “likes” as the Scottish Conservative page, while Nicola Sturgeon also narrowly outstrips the official SNP page and, on a rather smaller scale, Willie Rennie trumps his Lib Dems. This …

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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

May 21, 2017

… their briefings. Something they’ve found that works? Mentioning his name in “as many paragraphs as we can,” one source told Reuters. Remember, he doesn’t understand some things Image: Peter Brooker/REX/Shutterstock White House officials have tried many times and in many different ways to defend the president’s disclosure of classified information to Russian politicians during a meeting at the White House earlier this month. What several of them did not say …

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Another White Supremacist Monument Comes Down. At Least 700 More To Go.

May 20, 2017

… about systemic inequity, Moore said. It dont mean a lot to just have statues gone if it doesnt catalyze the public in ways that will eventually push the governor to change policies, change legislation. Asked what advice he had for activists across the country organizing against Confederate symbols, Moore said its important to keep constant pressure on local politicians. …

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Elizabeth Warren Has A Real Plan To Drain The Swamp In Washington

May 17, 2017

… to progressive grassroots forces, who are demanding dramatic solutions to the challenges of concentrated wealth and rising inequality. Rather than focus too closely on Trumps personal flaws and his campaigns possible collusion with Russia, these liberal activists believe that exposing him as a corporate shill and offering a positive vision for economic growth are the only ways to defeat the GOP at the ballot box. When Democrats regain power again, these activists will have sweeping policy plans …

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