More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoThe kitchen at 24 Walker Ave, New FarmA house at 24 Walker Ave, New Farm is set for auction on March 18. The three-bedroom home is on Teneriffe Hill.It sits on a 764sq m block. The home has a wrap around balcony.Once you enter through the main entry way there is a living and entertaining area.The kitchen has views of the Brisbane River and the dining area allows access to the surrounding deck. 26 Castile St, Indooroopilly. Picture: realestate.com.auAt 26 Castile St, Indooroopilly this home has hit the market with a price guide of between $1,680,000 and $1,780,000.The four-bedroom resort-style home has 4.2 metre high ceilings, bamboo floors, a fireplace and commercial grade glass.Decks overlook the swimming pool. 70 Gosford St, Mount Gravatt is one of the new listings. Picture: realestate.com.auMORE new listings are hitting the Brisbane real estate market.CoreLogic figures reveal 4616 more properties were listed for sale in Brisbane in the past four weeks.There are now 19,533 properties listed for sale, 2.3 per cent higher than this time last year.New listings include this home at 70 Gosford St, Mount Gravatt has hit the market with a $749,000 plus price tag.The four-bedroom home has drop ceiling bulkheads, and LED downlights throughout the house.There are 2.7m ceilings throughout the house Sydney blue gum timber floors. 26 Castile St, Indooroopilly. Picture: realestate.com.au
Statewide– Tuesday, Governor Eric J. Holcomb awarded 76 Indiana companies and organizations with the Governor’s Century or Half Century Business Award in recognition of each company’s longevity and service to its employees, community and the state. “It is an honor to recognize Hoosier business leaders who have been creating quality career opportunities for Hoosiers and running their businesses in Indiana for more than 50 or 100 years,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Through a strong dedication to their employees, their businesses, and their communities, these companies exemplify the pioneering spirit and perseverance that will keep Indiana on the path to success for centuries to come.”The Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for a minimum of 100 or 50 consecutive years and have demonstrated a commitment to community service. More than 1,560 Indiana companies have been recognized during the award’s 29-year history.Century Award honorees for 2020:Bruns-Gutzwiller Inc. (Construction)100 years; Ripley CountyHalf-Century Award honorees for 2020:Centra Credit Union (Financial Services)80 years; Bartholomew CountyDearborn County Federal Credit Union (Financial Services)58 years; Dearborn CountyDecatur County Memorial Hospital (Health Care)98 years; Decatur County
It was a very relaxed Saturday at the Coliseum, where the Trojans held their annual spring football game, with more than 10 players sidelined with injuries.Wrong team · Freshman cornerback Anthony Brown picked off a Matt Barkley pass in the first half. It was the first of two picks for Barkley, who completed just 48 percent of his passes. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan Without enough players to field two full teams, the scrimmage was held as a battle between the offense and defense. Scoring for the offense was traditional, while the defense was awarded three points for a stop, five for a turnover and seven for a touchdown.The crowd of 16,850 was treated to a show of defensive domination, which has been the storyline all spring.Four touchdowns and a field goal were no match for nine stops and three turnovers, and the defense, as a result, cruised to a 42-29 win.But the biggest newsmakers of the day might have been those who weren’t playing, most notably sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods, who injured his ankle playing a game of pickup basketball Friday.“We now have a no basketball policy the day before the spring game,” said USC coach Lane Kiffin. “But it’s not serious. He warmed up but couldn’t go. And maybe it’s a good thing that it happened really. Because a guy like that, you’d hate for him to get hurt today.”Woods was unquestionably the offense’s best player this spring, eliciting Kiffin’s praise after nearly every practice, and his absence Saturday was apparent.“Obviously he would have added a lot more yards to the offense today,” said junior quarterback Matt Barkley. “But you gotta deal with what you have and that’s what we’ve been doing for the last year.”Woods’ injury did give others a chance to shine, however. Freshman tight end Xavier Grimble had eight catches for 73 yards, and sophomore wide receiver Markeith Ambles had six catches for 76 yards. Sophomore wideout De’Von Flournoy had five catches for 62 yards, and junior wideout Robbie Boyer, Barkley’s cousin, finished with six grabs for 51 yards. Barkley himself finished with the game’s lone receiving touchdown, hauling in a halfback pass from sophomore Dillon Baxter on the game’s final play.“We practiced that zero,” Barkley said. “We hadn’t gone over that at all. In the huddle Kiff just said, ‘let’s do this.’”Barkley arguably had more success as a receiver than he did at quarterback. The junior completed just 22 of his 42 passing attempts for 212 yards, and was intercepted twice. Alternating with freshman quarterbacks Jesse Scroggins, Max Wittek and Cody Kessler, Barkley only played every three or four series.“Obviously a game situation is a lot different where you can get a consistent rhythm,” Barkley said. “You’re trying to put a drive together. So within a drive, that’s where you’re looking for the rhythm. But we’re just trying to get guys reps at this point.”The defense, however, seemed to be in a rhythm. Freshman cornerback Anthony Brown picked off Scroggins in the endzone, and Barkley was intercepted by junior cornerback Brian Baucham and junior linebacker Dallas Kelley.Junior defensive end Nick Perry had a pair of sacks, as did senior end Zack Kusnir. Junior safety Jawanza Starling led the team with nine tackles, including a chase-down of Dillon Baxter that prevented a would-be touchdown.Tackling was the squad’s Achilles heel last year, but appears to be improved this spring.“Tackling, is a lot of it is heart,” McDonald said. “But you also gotta feel the angles when you’re playing and the speed of the game. We practiced a lot more tackling than we did last spring and it’s paying off for us.”Beyond tackling, the defense appears dramatically improved from last year to the coaches, despite missing a pair of linemen and all three starting linebackers.“I think they’re better,” Kiffin said. “[But] I don’t know how good a look we’re really giving them on offense to really challenge them. Hopefully we can give them a better look in the fall.”Both sides of the ball are looking forward to the fall and the returns of, among others: senior linebackers Shane Horton and Chris Galippo, junior linebacker Devon Kennard, senior defensive tackles Christian Tupou and Armond Armstead, and senior running back Marc Tyler, each of whom missed all or most of the spring.The injury bug continued to bite Saturday, although none looked serious. Senior wideout Brandon Carswell left with concussion-like symptoms, reshman tailback D.J. Morgan went out with an ankle injury and senior tight end Rhett Ellison didn’t return after being laid out from behind by Starling in the day’s biggest hit. Kiffin said none were serious, however.
DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSOld Orchard Inn Saturday Division OneErne Wanderers 3 v 0 Mulroy CelticKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 6 v 3 Gweedore Celtic ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoGlenree United Reserves 2 v 2 Downtown United Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic 1 v 2 Lifford CelticMilford United 3 v 0 Lagan HarpsRathmullan Celtic 2 v 2 Dunkineely CelticSt. Catherines 5 v 2 Gweedore CelticWatson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers 0 v 3 Drumoghill F.C.Cranford United 0 v 2 Curragh AthleticCT Ball Division TwoDrumbar United 0 v 3 Dunlewy CelticGlenree United 2 v 3 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Gweedore United 2 v 1 Whitestrand UnitedUlster Junior CupKeadue Rovers 2 v 1 Culdaff F.C. FAI Junior CupGlenea United 3 v 2 SandyfordLeague table for Brian McCormick Sports Premier LeagueTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsGlenea United 6 5 0 1 14 5 9 16Dunkineely Celtic FC 8 4 2 2 25 17 8 14Lifford Celtic FC 6 4 2 0 12 5 7 12Lagan Harps FC 8 3 3 2 11 12 -1 11Milford United FC 6 3 2 1 14 7 7 10St Catherines FC 9 3 5 1 16 22 -6 10Kilmacrennan Celtic FC 5 3 2 0 9 8 1 9Rathmullan Celtic 5 2 2 1 8 6 2 7Gweedore Celtic 7 2 4 1 7 16 -9 7Castlefin Celtic 8 0 7 1 6 24 -18 1League table for Watson Hire Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsCurragh Athletic FC 8 5 0 3 30 5 25 18Eany Celtic FC 8 6 2 0 16 11 5 18Donegal Town FC 8 5 2 1 15 8 7 16Cranford FC 9 5 3 1 21 16 5 16Cappry Rovers 8 4 2 2 18 12 6 14Keadue Rovers FC 7 2 2 3 18 12 6 9Drumoghill FC 8 2 4 2 9 17 -8 8Ballybofey United FC 7 1 3 3 9 14 -5 6Raphoe Town 9 1 7 1 10 40 -30 4Arranmore United 8 1 7 0 8 19 -11 3League table for CT Ball Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsDunlewey Celtic 8 6 1 1 21 11 10 19Gweedore United FC 8 6 2 0 27 8 19 18Whitestrand United FC 9 6 3 0 22 14 8 18Bonagee United FC 8 6 2 0 22 17 5 18Glenree United FC 9 4 3 2 22 19 3 14Kerrykeel 71 FC 7 4 3 0 18 13 5 12Convoy Arsenal FC 8 2 5 1 15 21 -6 7Letterbarrow Celtic FC 8 2 6 0 7 23 -16 6Drumbar FC 9 1 7 1 13 26 -13 4Copany Rovers FC 8 0 5 3 12 27 -15 3League table for Old Orchard Inn Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsErne Wanderers FC 8 7 0 1 25 8 17 22Ramelton Mariners FC 8 5 1 2 19 10 9 17Fintown Harps AFC 8 5 3 0 21 13 8 15Glenea United 8 3 3 2 9 10 -1 11Glencar Celtic 8 3 3 2 14 20 -6 11Kilmacrennan Celtic FC 8 2 2 4 14 15 -1 10Mulroy Celtic 8 3 4 1 10 13 -3 10Castlefin Celtic 8 1 6 1 13 19 -6 4Gweedore Celtic 8 0 7 1 8 25 -17 1 League table for Glencar Inn Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsDeele Harps FC 8 8 0 0 32 6 26 24Donegal Town FC Reserves 8 5 2 1 25 14 11 16Glenree United FC 8 4 2 2 16 13 3 14Downtown United FC 8 3 2 3 14 14 0 12Keadue Rovers FC 8 3 3 2 20 15 5 11Milford United FC 8 3 4 1 9 27 -18 10Gweedore United FC 8 2 6 0 12 20 -8 6Cranford FC Reserves 8 1 4 3 10 18 -8 6Tullyvinney Rovers 8 1 7 0 10 21 -11 3DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 15-12-2012 K.O. 2 p.m.CT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. (K.O. 1 p.m.)Old Orchard Inn Saturday Division OneRamelton Mariners v Fintown Harps AFCGlenea United Reserves v Erne Wanderers Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoGweedore United Reserves v Milford United ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesDeele Harps v Tullyvinney RoversSUNDAY 16-12-2012 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Watson Hire Division OneDrumoghill F.C. v Ballybofey UnitedCT Ball Division TwoBonagee United v Gweedore UnitedOscar Traynor Trophy K.O. 1.30 p.m.Donegal Junior League v Sligo / Leitrim League ( in Ballyare)TOTAL SOCCER: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE RESULTS, TABLES AND FIXTURES was last modified: December 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:TABLES AND FIXTURESTOTAL SOCCER: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE RESULTS
This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Today’s headlines include reports about the Congressional Budget Office’s latest estimate of the costs for expanding health insurance.Kaiser Health News: Doctors Overlook Lucrative Procedures When Naming Unwise TreatmentsKaiser Health News staff writer Jordan Rau, working in collaboration with The Chicago Tribune, reports: “When America’s joint surgeons were challenged to come up with a list of unnecessary procedures in their field, their selections shared one thing: none significantly impacted their incomes. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons discouraged patients with joint pain from taking two types of dietary supplements, wearing custom shoe inserts or overusing wrist splints after carpal tunnel surgery. The surgeons also condemned an infrequently performed procedure where doctors wash a pained knee joint with saline” (Rau, 4/14). Read the story.Kaiser Health News: Insuring Your Health: Abortion Coverage Details Hard To Find On Marketplace PlansKaiser Health News consumer columnist Michelle Andrews writes: When it comes to coverage of abortion services in plans sold on the health insurance marketplaces, opponents and supporters of abortion rights are in complete agreement on one thing: Coverage details need to be clearer” (Andrews, 4/15). Read the column.Kaiser Health News: Patients Often Win If They Appeal A Denied Health ClaimCapital Public Radio’s Pauline Bartolone, working in collaboration with Kaiser Health News and NPR, reports: “Federal rules ensure that none of the millions of people who signed up for Obamacare can be denied insurance — but there is no guarantee that all health services will be covered” (Bartolone, 4/14). Read the story.Kaiser Health News: Focus On Marketplace Enrollment Overlooks Millions Who Bought Private InsuranceAPRN’s Annie Feidt, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News and NPR, reports: “Want to know how many people have signed up for private insurance under Obamacare? Like the health care law itself, the answer is complicated. The Obama administration is tracking the number of plans purchased on HealthCare.gov and on the state exchanges, and this month reported that they had exceeded expectations by signing up 7.5 million people. In addition, federal officials have said that 3 million people have enrolled in Medicaid this year” (Feidt, 4/15). Read the story.The New York Times: Budget Office Lowers Estimate For The Cost Of Expanding Health CoverageThe insurance expansion under the Affordable Care Act will cost $1.383 trillion over the next decade, more than $100 billion less than previous forecasts, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday. The nonpartisan budget office’s report, an update to projections from February, shows the law costing less than in previous estimates in part because of the broad and persistent slowdown in the growth of health care costs. The news might come as welcome to Democrats on Capitol Hill and in the White House who are struggling to defend the law in an election year (Lowrey, 4/14).Los Angeles Times: Obamacare Cost Forecast Is Reduced 7% By U.S. Fiscal WatchdogLower-than-expected health insurance premiums under Obamacare will help cut the long-term cost of the program 7% over the next decade, according to the latest report from the Congressional Budget Office. The government’s reduction of $104 billion in subsidies for those premiums was the main factor that led the nonpartisan fiscal watchdog to cut its projection of the nation’s federal deficit by nearly $300 billion through 2024 (Memoli, 4/14).The Wall Street Journal: CBO Estimates U.S. Deficit Will Shrink More Than Expected In 2014CBO also reduced the government’s projected 10-year deficit by $286 billion, to $7.6 trillion, mainly because of lower subsidies related to the health-care law. Future Medicare spending was also revised lower. The estimates come during a brief period of rapidly shrinking budget deficits, forcing both political parties to rethink their approaches to taxes and spending heading into the November midterm elections. The White House and Republican lawmakers have battled over the deficit for years, primarily through protracted debates over how much revenue to collect and how to structure government programs (Paletta, 4/14).Politico: Smaller Premium Hikes Forecast In 2014 For ObamacareCoverage through the law will cost the federal government about $5 billion less than expected this year. And overall, the law’s 10-year cost for the coverage provisions is pegged at $1.383 trillion — $104 billion less than prior calculations. Both figures are lower than prior estimates mostly because the CBO and JCT anticipate premium subsidies being smaller (Haberkorn and Norman, 4/14).USA Today: CBO Lowers Estimate Of Health Care Law CostsNet costs in 2014 are due almost entirely to subsidies paid out to those who make less than 400% of the federal poverty level who enrolled in the health insurance exchanges, as well as the Medicaid expansion in some states. The government will pay out $1.84 trillion through 2024 for health exchanges and subsidies, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and tax credits for small employers. But the budget office expects $456 billion in penalty payments from those who do not have health insurance as well as excise taxes on high-premium insurance plans, income taxes for those who make more than $200,000 a year, and payroll taxes that come from changes in employer coverage (Kennedy, 4/14).The Associated Press: CBO: Deficits To Drift Lower ON Lower Health CostsA Congressional Budget Office report Monday said this year’s deficit will now be $492 billion, $23 billion less than previously estimated. Last year’s deficit registered $680 billion, the first year in President Barack Obama’s tenure that the deficit was less than $1 trillion (4/14). Poltiico: Sylvia Mathews Burwell: Do’s And Don’tsSylvia Mathews Burwell will start her new gig with a lot of goodwill. Everyone knows she’s not the Health and Human Services secretary who fumbled the launch of Obamacare, but the competent head of the wonky Office of Management and Budget. And then, something else will break. And then, Burwell could end up the one up on Capitol Hill, taking one for the team at the next round of Obamacare hearings, just like Kathleen Sebelius used to (Nather, 4/15).The New York Times: Tax Preparers’ New Role: Health-Coverage AdvisersThe tax system provides both the carrot and the stick for people to obtain coverage. Tax preparers like Jackson Hewitt and H&R Block say they have helped tens of thousands of people apply for tax credits to help defray the cost of private insurance bought through the exchanges. In addition, the big tax service companies and makers of tax preparation software like Intuit’s TurboTax are calculating potential penalties for those who do not have insurance (Pear, 4/14).Los Angeles Times: Last Chance For Obamacare Ends Tuesday For Most CaliforniansAfter many deadline extensions and grace periods, Tuesday will mark the end of the first open enrollment for Obamacare in California. California’s health insurance exchange is encouraging thousands of people who have started an application to finish before midnight Tuesday (Terhune, 4/14).The Associated Press: Anti-Tax Group Praises Va. House SpeakerAn anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform is applauding House Speaker William J. Howell for his opposition to Medicaid expansion, praise that comes a year after the group advocated for new leadership in the House of Delegates (4/14). The Washington Post’s Wonkblog: Medicare Reversed Payment Cuts, And Not Many Are Happy About ItMedicare’s recent reversal of a proposed payment cut to private health plans – the second such reversal in two years – hasn’t won a lot of rave reviews. Insurance analysts say they still anticipate lower payments to private Medicare Advantage plans in 2015. Some editorial pages and supporters have criticized the Obama administration and lawmakers for easing off on Medicare Advantage cuts ordered by the president’s health-care law (Millman, 4/14). Los Angeles Times: More U.S. Consumers Are Seeking Medical Care, Report ShowsA historic slowdown in U.S. healthcare spending in recent years may be drawing to a close.An industry report published Tuesday and healthcare experts point to a steady rise in medical care being sought by consumers seeing specialists, getting more prescriptions filled and visiting the hospital. Other factors such as millions of newly insured Americans seeking treatment for the first time and higher prices from healthcare consolidation could also help drive up costs (Terhune, 4/14).The New York Times: Prices Soaring for Specialty Drugs, Researchers FindEven as the cost of prescription drugs has plummeted for many Americans, a small slice of the population is being asked to shoulder more and more of the cost of expensive treatments for diseases like cancer and hepatitis C, according to a report to be released on Tuesday by a major drug research firm (Thomas, 4/15).The Wall Street Journal: Medtronic Prevented From Selling Heart Valve In U.S.In what doctors called a surprise ruling, a federal court has barred Medtronic Inc. from selling its new artificial heart valve to most patients in the U.S., despite finding that the device is “safer” and has “a lower risk of death” than a competing device. The ruling, issued Friday by U.S. District Judge Gregory M. Sleet of Delaware, would give Edwards Lifesciences Corp. a near-monopoly on the sale of a new type of aortic heart valve that is implanted via a minimally invasive procedure, instead of through open-heart surgery. Medtronic is appealing the ruling, but for now has stopped training new doctors in how to use the devices, and told surgeons already using the valves not to schedule any new procedures, the company said (Walker, 4/14).The Wall Street Journal: Executive Who Led Wal-Mart Expansion Into Health Care Steps DownThe executive who led Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s expansion into providing health services has left the company, as the retailer plans to make another push at providing care through its stores. John Agwunobi stepped down from his job running the retailer’s health and wellness division after seven years at Wal-Mart, according to an internal memo sent to staff earlier this month. He will be replaced by Labeed Diab, who most recently led Wal-Mart’s U.S. Midwest division (Banjo, 4/14).The Associated Press: NY Gets Final Terms For $8B Medicaid WaiverNew York and federal officials report final agreement allowing the state to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings to support hospital overhauls and expand primary medical care over the next five years. The goal of the Medicaid waiver is to reduce avoidable hospital use by 25 percent while helping financially struggling hospitals shift to more primary and outpatient care (4/14).Check out all of Kaiser Health News’ e-mail options including First Edition and Breaking News alerts on our Subscriptions page. First Edition: April 15, 2014