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Don’t rant about MACRA. Propose solutions instead.

Recently, ACP offered practical solutions to physicians’ concerns about Medicare’s proposal to implement the new payment system created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The College’s detailed recommendations,...Show More Summary

RSPCA welcomes historic ban on greyhound racing

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The RSPCA has hailed the ACT  government’s decision to ban greyhound racing as an historic milestone for animal welfare. At 4pm the Barr government released a statement declaring its intention to end the practice after NSW Premier Mike Baird had earlier announced the NSW government would ban racing from 1 July 2017. The Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing [...]

Brazil: 'Risk of Zika Infection at Rio Games is Practically Non-Existent'

Brazil's acting President Michel Temer assured the guests of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro that the risk of zika infection during their visit is "practically non-existent."

Could Job Hopping Make You a Better Employee?

The practice of job hopping is often looked upon with negativity, and employees who move from job to job are typically viewed as lazy, uncommitted or flaky. What many millennials are discovering, however, is that job hopping can actually provide some surprising benefits if handled correctly. Show More Summary

MACRA: A Focus On Your Patients, Populations And Practice

Jay Bhatt, DO, Chief Health Officer, Illinois Health and Hospital Association Heather Lavoie, Chief Strategy Officer, Geneia MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) aims to drive positive patient outcomes and reward physicians and clinicians who engage in the activities that support and further these goals. Show More Summary

North Carolina Legislature Passes Bill to Restore Right to Sue for Employment Discrimination

The North Carolina legislature has passed a bill that repeals the portion of HB2 that denies a right to sue to enforce that State’s employment discrimination statute (the North Carolina Equal Employment Practices Act, or EEPA). For press reports, see,...

Modernization of California’s Political Reform Act

Today’s announcement of a project to update the venerable law from California Forward, the Fair Political Practices Commission, and the University of California. … Continue reading ?

37 Universities on the Status of Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degrees

Bill Cosby has been the recipient of nearly 60 honorary degrees — everything from fine arts, music, education, and law — since his ascent into the world of comedy and acting in the 1960s. They are, like all honorary degrees, practically worthless. Even so, they do represent a public association ... More »

Petr Cech takes to the court at Wimbledon as Arsenal goalkeeper acts as ball boy for Czech friend Radek Stepanek

Petr Cech made an appearance at Wimbledon on Saturday as the Arsenal goalkeeper helped out during Czech compatriot Radek Stepanek's practice session.

2016: the first presidential election in 50 years without Voting Rights Act protections

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Three years ago, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, a 50-year-old piece of civil rights legislation that ended the Jim Crow practices of poll taxes and other restrictions that disproportionately denied people of color and poor people the right to vote. (more…)

Pope Francis Marriage Shocker!

Pope Francis is a remarkable religious leader in part because he acts more like a jazz soloist than a marching-band leader. Instead of guiding his followers through practiced routines based on a shared score, he riffs alone and then traipses backwards, making up his own melodies and repeating old themes in new keys. Show More Summary

US Tech Company Fined $14Mln for Paying Bribes in Russia, Five Other States

A Danish subsidiary of a company based in the US state of Massachusetts has agreed to pay a $3.4 million fine under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for improper payments while selling it ultrasound equipment in Russia and five other nations, the US Department of Justice announced in a press release.

Trump May Have Committed Fraud

“If Donald Trump’s claims that certain of his commercial ventures benefit charity are untrue, he could be held liable under Section 349 of New York’s General Business Law, which forbids deceptive business acts and practices, as well as under charitable [...]

Massachusetts Senate Passes Naturopathic Practice Act

One of the biggest challenges with trying to hold the line against pseudoscience in medicine is that the proponents of pseudoscience are relentless. Since they have a large financial stake in the outcome, they dedicate the time and resources to lobbying state legislatures to get the laws they want. They lobby for health care freedom […]

"During my first retreat, I wondered how... looking at a single flower for 45 minutes was even possible, let alone so gratifying."

"My thoughts — when I returned to the act of thinking about something rather than nothing — were fresher and more surprising. It is clear to me that this ancient meditative practice helps free the mind to have richer experiences of the present. Show More Summary

SAT or ACT? College Exam Rivalry May Favor the Former Upstart

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

This article originally appeared on the International Business Times. Thirty years ago, before she was a successful lawyer with her own practice in San Francisco, Eunice Chang had to take the SAT like everyone else. Armed with a practice...Show More Summary

DEADLY Tragedy As Blue Angels Pilot Engages In One Last HEROIC Act Before Fatal Crash… [VIDEO]

Yesterday was a very, very sad day. The Blue Angels were doing a practice flight over Smyrna, Tennessee when things went horribly wrong. One of the jets crashed in front

The PHIT Act Allows Tax Deductions for Golf and Other Athletic Expenses, But Will It Have a Practical Impact?

2 months agoSports : The Big Lead

Congress has a new bill in front of them that could allow you to write off your golf habit, and other sports-related expenses. The Personal (...)

IRS Addresses Tax Consequences of Disgorgement Payment

In a recent IRS Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum (“CCA”), the IRS addressed the tax consequences of a disgorgement payment made to the Securities and Exchange Commission for violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

House Judiciary: freeze that slush

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The House Judiciary Committee, by an 18-6 vote, has given its approval to the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016, which would curtail the Department of Justice’s practice of using legal settlements to funnel money to favored groups [Rep. Show More Summary

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