Trump could gut public health funding at the exact time we need it most

We’re hearing a lot about the 22 million people who may lose their health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. But there’s another, quieter tragedy that could play out if the ACA is gutted: States could lose critical funding for public-health efforts like responding to outbreaks, vaccination programs, and anti-smoking and anti-obesity campaigns. When the ACA was enacted in 2010, the law established the Prevention and Public Health Fund, with an annual appropriation that began at $500 million in 2010. The goal of the fund was simple: boost…

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Ask DeVos About Title I Funding

In Tuesday’s confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. secretary of education, Betsy DeVos will undoubtedly be grilled about her position on school choice. Given DeVos’ long history of advocating for school choice and Trump’s proposed $20 billion investment in it, her pointed position deserves a full discussion. However, the bulk of the secretary’s responsibilities will center around traditional public schools, and the knotty issues directly impacting those schools should not be lost in the shuffle. DeVos is poised to take the helm at the U.S. Department of…

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New Revelations Hollywood Producer Arnon Milchan, the Cigars and Frequent Funding of Netanyahu’s Lifestyle

The purchase of alcoholic beverages, cigar boxes worth thousands of shekels, a regular and frequent practice funding the prime minister’s lifestyle – and the involvement of a key figure, in the person of businessman and movie producer Arnon Milchan. These are new details that have been obtained by Haaretz about the police investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over perks that he is alleged to have received in the secondary of the two cases that the police are pursuing against him. Haaretz has learned that Milchan, who is one of…

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New Brunswick, feds reach separate agreement on health-care funding

New Brunswick has reached its own agreement on health care funding with the federal government, and Premier Brian Gallant says he hopes other provinces are able to do the same. Gallant said he was hoping a pan-Canadian deal would have been reached, but is pleased and relieved a deal has been reached for his province. New Brunswick is the first province to strike a deal after provinces and territories rejected a federal offer Monday. “Today’s agreement ensures that we can receive funding for home care and mental health this spring…

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New Zealand: Unions unite against ‘global funding’ proposal

Over 50 unprecedented combined meetings of 60,000 members from both the Post Primary Teachers’ Association and the New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa are being held to oppose the government’s proposal for ‘Global Funding’.   New Zealand’s educators from early childhood to secondary schooling are holding these joint meetings for the first time between 5 and 16 September, to plan a response to the government’s proposal for ‘Global Funding, or what they view as a’ return to the failed bulk funding experiment of the 1990s. The unions say this…

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Online Fashion Marketplace Zilingo Secures $8 Mn Funding From Venturra Capital, Sequoia, Others

In 2014, Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor roamed around for several months in the local markets of Bangkok, Singapore, and Jakarta and found the market to be largely disorganised, unaggregated and offline. With the Southeast Asian fashion market being valued at $20 Bn, the duo decided to tap this opportunity and fill in the existing gaps with an ecommerce platform – Zilingo. The aim was to create a tech-enabled platform to get small brands an online presence and at the same time allow consumers personalised recommendations-based search. “There are too…

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