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Infographic on Emergency Department Crowding

Below is an infographic shared by the MHA program at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. There’s some interesting data there… my comments: The data on ED wait times shows only two data points (2003 and 2009). I’d like to see more data to draw a more valid conclusion about trends. It’s […]

Policy Issues; Ag Economy; and, Political Notes- Friday

Policy Issues Tennille Tracy and Thomas M. Burton reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “The White House unveiled new measures on Thursday to try to preserve the effectiveness of infection-fighting drugs as strains of bacteria become increasingly resistant to the existing arsenal of antibiotics. Show More Summary

Top stories in health and medicine, September 19, 2014

From MedPage Today: Ebola Response: Fighting the Last Outbreak? The dramatic U.S. commitment of 3,000 military personnel is arguably the biggest contribution yet to the fight against the West Africa Ebola outbreak. Microbleeds May Up Afib Mortality. The presence of cerebral microbleeds was associated with an increased risk of death from both hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke […]

Chirina selects HatchTraveller

Georgian poultry integration Chirina; a partner of Hatchtech in Tbilisi, Georgia, has recently purchased a HatchTraveller HTV67200, for the transportation of their day-old-chicks to the broiler houses.

World Looks to OECD as High Level Commission Calls for Phasing Out Coal

Recently, the high powered Global Commission on the Climate and Economy released its flagship report on global coal use and the economy: The New Climate Economy. The report pulls no punches when it comes to coal, including a call for a global coal phaseout. read more

Unilever takes stance on culling day-old male chicks

Another global food operator, Unilever, has made a commitment within its American business to seek alternatives to the culling of day-old male chicks.

The importance of a name

Here is a post by a Colorado teacher about what seems to be a simple observation about some students — that they don’t correct adults who mispronounce their names — but is really a nuanced look into the psyche of some students of color who live in poverty. This public school teacher blogs anonymously under […]

WEBCAST: Learn How the Internet of Things can deliver business value to Power & Utility Companies

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises vast opportunities, but the question we often ask is when trillions of things can be connected, which things should you connect for business value? For Power & Utility companies the energy IoT is...Show More Summary

High capacity ventilation chimney of 130 cm wide

Large, larger, largest – responding to increased demand from the market, Vostermans Ventilation is introducing a 130 cm diameter tube fan.

EU Council Presidency Presents Paper On Tackling Copyright Infringement That's Little More Than ACTA Reheated

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The political machine of the European Union is undergoing a major makeover. Elections recently took place for Members of the European Parliament, bringing in many new faces. Later this year, a new array of Commissioners will take up jobs in the European Commission. Show More Summary

Special funnel washer reaches all parts of chimney

German livestock equipment company Meier-Brakenberg will launch a special type of funnel washer using water at high pressure.

Miavit gives neonatal piglets jump-start into life

German animal nutrition company Miavit has added a supplementary feed in liquid form for neonatal piglets to its portfolio – and will present this at the upcoming EuroTier.

Poultry meat consumption in Chile on the rise

Chilean consumers have mainly increased consumption of poultry meat, amounting annually to 37.5 kilos per person, followed by the pork, with 26.6 kilos per year, and beef with 24.4 kilos per person per year.

NEC and EDB team up for smart energy

NEC Asia Pacific has joined hands with Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) to develop smart-energy products and solutions in Singapore. They will home in on product research and developing solutions for energy-management and control, smart grids, energy storage and renewable energy integration. Show More Summary

Scotland Votes To Remain In The UK: Political Changes Loom, Effect On Film & TV Biz Uncertain

There are 31 of 32 districts reporting on the Scottish vote for independence. A phenomenal 86% voter turnout is estimated, and the result saw 1.6M voters in favor of separating from the United Kingdom — curiously Glasgow was pro, Edninburgh was con. Show More Summary

This Sounds Like Very Good News For E-Health. Some Positive Results.

This appeared a little while ago.EHRs help California hospitals reduce medical errorsMay 6, 2014 | By Marla Durben HirschAn electronic health record is one of the primary tools that can decrease the number of medical errors in hospitals, according to a new report published by the office of U.S. Show More Summary

Justice of a Sort

In a roundabout way : Jason “J. Rock” Austin thought he got away with murder, authorities said.But six years after prosecutors dropped state charges that he’d gunned down an off-duty Chicago cop and his female friend, the 32-year-old...Show More Summary

Nice to be Connected

How much time would you or we have gotten? Gene Lee, a onetime top aide to former Mayor Richard Daley, has been a fixture in the civic life of Chicago’s Chinatown for more than four decades.He organized the bustling neighborhood’s annual...Show More Summary

Do I Need Your Attention?

Of course I do. The question seems almost ridiculous on its face. Fundraisers are constantly battling their rivals for the attention of donors … even when a relationship with the given donor already exists. And of course, other fundraisers are not the only marketers competing for the awareness and attention of your donors. Our attention […]

You Have a Funny Story?

Can you turn it into an act? On Tuesday, September 30th, you have the right to remain laughing AGAIN! After the success of last year’s competition, Laugh Factory is once again inviting the police officers of The City of Chicago to try...Show More Summary

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