Ann Summers

11 Dec 18
Sand & Stone

I’m going to try my best not to be someone who goes abroad and talks about it all the time, so keep following my posts, I’ll be posting some pics and highlights from first semester!

11 Dec 18
alysoncsmith

1 Peter 3:15-18 says: “If with heart and soul you’re doing good, do you think you can be stopped? Even if you suffer for it, you’re still better off. Don’t give the opposition a second thought. Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. Be ready to speak […]

11 Dec 18
Monika teaching English

                                                                                                     Group A 1.Put the verbs in brackets in the present perfect tense.     You haven’t kept a pet for three years. Have you eaten Italian food before? Has it rained all day? The baby has fallen off the bed recently. She hasn’t seen him for a long time. Have you been at school?   […]

11 Dec 18
ThinkProgress
The Arkansas state legislature advanced a proposal Monday that would slash Medicaid payments to assisted living facilities that provide services to the elderly and individuals with disabilities — a move that continues the state’s assault on the public health insurance program designed for low-income people. Lawmakers advanced the legislation in a joint meeting of the House and Senate public health committees, choosing to move forward even after a variety of providers and individuals who rely on assisted living spoke out against the proposal. “I’m coming here today to beg you to have a heart and get rid of this [proposed] system, because I’m afraid it’s not going to allow enough hours [of care] to meet the needs of the disabled community,” said Ann Ledgerwood, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Ledgerwood was speaking on behalf of her 37-year-old son Bradley, who has cerebral palsy. The Department of Human Services proposal would impact nearly 9,000 Arkansas residents who rely on the ARChoices Medicaid program, which provides home services to seniors over the age of 65 and adults between the ages of 21 to 64 who have a physical disability. According to the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the proposal could lead to the shutdown of the nearly 100 assisted living facilities in the state that accept Medicaid patients. It could also force people with disabilities to rely on nursing homes, which are more expensive. Already, two assisted living facilities in the state have signaled that they are in danger of closing due to the proposed cuts. The move to cut funding to assisted living centers continues the state’s efforts to limit Medicaid growth in order to meet Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s stated goal of saving $835 million in program funds over a five-year period. https://thinkprogress.org/over-5000-low-income-arkansans-are-poised-to-lose-health-care-due-to-medicaid-work-requirements-999dd738959a/ The proposal also comes on the heels of Arkansas’ approval of Medicaid work requirements last spring, which has, so far, resulted in loss of health coverage for more than 12,000 low-income Arkansans. As ThinkProgress previously reported, Arkansas has dropped more than 60,000 people from its Medicaid rolls over the past two years, according to figures from August. At the time, Hutchinson told the Arkansas Times this decline was due to the state’s strong economy. “I would emphasize that this is not a change in services. This is simply the result of people that are working,” he said. But Monday’s proposal would, in fact, result in a change in services, cutting payments to assisted living facilities by approximately 22 percent and enforcing an annual cap of $5,000 to $30,000 on per person ARChoices services, depending on the severity of an individual’s needs. Those currently receiving more than $30,000 in services would be able to maintain the care through 2019. While Gov. Hutchinson pushes for reductions in Medicaid spending that would hurt the poorest and most vulnerable Arkansans, he has simultaneously proposed cutting personal income taxes that overwhelmingly benefit the richest in the state, a move that “would result in the loss of nearly $200 million ($192 Million) in annual state tax revenue,” according to Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. Arkansas is not alone in its proposed changes to Medicaid. A similar proposal was recently implemented in Montana, where the Department of Public Health and Human Services cut Medicaid reimbursements to nursing homes and assisted living facilities to address a budget shortfall. Over the summer, a group of nursing home and assisted living facilities sued the state over the cuts. And last year, Senate Republicans introduced several versions of a measure that aimed to reduce more than $770 billion in Medicaid funding — a proposal that would have hit nursing home beneficiaries especially hard. The Senate ultimately rejected the bill.
11 Dec 18
macshamrock

December 2018 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year May God richly bless you and yours throughout this coming year. You might be asking the question, “Why didn’t we hear from you last year?” Our answer: Too busy. We traveled to south Florida and then to Phoenix AZ where we spent three days last Christmas as […]

11 Dec 18
Captain Guff

‘It’s turning into Carry on Christmas!’ exclaimed our favourite Sid James lookie-likie, Lord Sugar, as Camilla offered him a naughty little nibble of her festive delights. The candidates had been tasked with creating Christmas chocolates, and Camilla’s group (I’Im not sure what they’re called anymore – Team Buffoon maybe?) had got a bit carried away […]

11 Dec 18
Hobbsy's Not Dead Yet

So, the DIY in the bedroom has finally been completed with the addition of some very nice shutters. We have managed to create a mix of a room we stayed in when visiting Jamaica in 1986 and the room we had in the Kruger National Park South Africa 2018, its lovely and Mr H has […]

11 Dec 18
Ann Cavitt Fisher

Why travel to Huntsville, Alabama? It’s one of the coolest cities in the country! 

Nestled in the low, green mountains of northern Alabama, surrounded by great hiking and outdoor activities, Huntsville boasts a vibrant arts scene, great farm-to-table restaurants, craft breweries, and local distilleries. Oh, and it’s home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center — you know, those people who engineered and built the rockets that got us to the moon.

11 Dec 18
The Great Morrison Migration

Out of the more than 100 books I read this year, I decided to share my favorites. Books I reread because I love them: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (1908) Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (1952) Favorite first time reads published prior to 2018: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson (2015) The Raven and Other Favorite […]

11 Dec 18
Ed B on Sports

Stacia Fernandez is an actress and writer, known for Middle Stage (2014), Homeland (2011) and Emma (2018). Actress (5 credits)  2017 Brokers (TV Movie) Mama  2014 Middle Stage (TV Series) Marina Lippon – Oops, I Did It Again (2014) … Marina Lippon – Bad Kitty (2014) … Marina Lippon – Next Stop: Broadway? (2014) … […]

11 Dec 18
BM International Training Programme

Written by Claire Messenger, International Training Programme Manager Yesterday we had our first meeting to begin planning for the ITP summer programme 2019 and were delighted to be joined by colleagues from the departments of Ancient Egypt and Sudan; Africa, Oceania and the Americas; Asia; Coins and Medals; Conservation; Greece and Rome; and the Middle […]

11 Dec 18
Sweet Honey Love Story

Content writer-Dodd Bradshaw Another top thing to take a examine will be lion habitat at the MGM agrrrable. This is a must see for any big cat and nature enthusiast and the habitat the location lions live go up for several levels as well as you to completely get close up and personal with this […]

11 Dec 18
How to Fall in Love With Your Spouse Again

Authored by-Chang Bech But 24 hours after Christmas, the female was sitting at an intersection in Pinellas Park when another vehicle rammed the back of her car, causing her to spin out, according into a police tell of. Witnesses identified the guy as the suspect. Officers referred aggravated battery charges against Jenkins to the Pinellas-Pasco […]

11 Dec 18
MadameNoire

“And since we’ve no place to go….get it on get it on get it on.”

11 Dec 18
WolverinesWire

[jwplayer JIO55kf6-s6LgTFoH] As the graphic showed in his tweet on Tuesday morning, the legacy continues. Now we’ll see if 2019 Lakewood (OH) St. Edwards three-star ATH Caden Kolesar can live up to the benchmarks set by his father John when he played wide receiver at Michigan in the mid-1980s. And the legacy shall continue on […]