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2014 Silverado and Sierra Score a Safety First for Trucks New Chevrolet, GMC crew cabs receive first five-star scores under new rating system DETROIT – The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country and the GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500 are the first pickup trucks to receive the highest possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. NHTSA only tested the crew cab models of Silverado and Sierra. Chevrolet and GMC expect crew cab models to account for 60 percent of their 2014 light duty full-size pickup truck sales. “Safety is as important to truck buyers as it is to car buyers,” said Gay Kent, GM general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. “Silverado and Sierra set a benchmark for pickup truck safety by offering a full array of advanced features designed to protect occupants before, during and after a collision.” Silverado and Sierra offer fully boxed frames, extensive use of high-strength steel, and several segment-exclusive safety features are available, including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Safety Alert Seat. Safety Alert Seat warns the driver of potential traffic danger using directional vibration pulses from the seat cushion. The patented warning approach is tied to all of the onboard crash avoidance systems.
In this article, we explore China’s social security system, which is especially complex because it is organized at the regional level. While the formal social security system only covers urban workers, some rural workers who move to the cities to work (the so-called “floating population”) are also covered. On account of China’s sheer size and legal diversity, the country’s social insurance system is among the most difficult in the world to navigate. The social security system in China consists of five different types of insurance, plus one mandatory housing fund, introduced in the chart below. How companies register and deregister their employees often varies depending upon the city and the employee’s location or residency. In many large cities (with some notable exceptions such as Beijing), the registration and deregistration of most employees can be completed online. Similar to withholding tax, companies can make monthly contributions to the fund via direct debit.
Patient Advisory for Stem Cell Therapy and Medical Tourism As stakeholders in cellular therapy, the undersigned professional organizations believe it is necessary to share the following important message with patients and families contemplating cell therapy or experimental stem cell procedures. In this document, best practices are outlined to assist patients and family members in their healthcare decisions. Controlled innovation in the context of patient safety is paramount as potential therapeutic products or procedures are researched, tested, advanced and proven. Our organizations have received questions and concerns from patients and this document presents an opportunity to address them. Introduction Advancement of clinical therapies is best done in the setting of rigorous and formal clinical trials and in a structured regulatory framework. This helps assure that safety considerations, professional peer review, and the management of patient rights and obligations are considered and addressed. Some procedures would be considered standard of care, because scientific studies have shown that they are safe and effective. Not all procedures offered to patients in all regions of the world are tested in this manner and not all geographical regions have regulations for cellular therapies or patient protection. Additionally, it is possible that some practitioners may offer stem cell procedures without following the existing regulations. Patients may be seeking treatment for incurable, potentially untreatable diseases and may be susceptible to false promises or may not have access to all of the information needed to make this important decision. As patients and families contemplate voluntarily accepting new procedures, some of which may be unproven or...
The Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center (MSCTC) was created by the Kansas Legislature in the 2013 session, with a state appropriation of approximately $1.1 million to fund start-up costs. Private-sector funding will also be accepted through the KU Endowment Association. The law creating the center took effect on July 1, 2013. KU Medical Center Executive Vice Chancellor Douglas Girod, M.D. appointed Buddhadeb Dawn, M.D., to serve as the center’s executive director. A 14-member advisory board will also be convened, with members appointed by the governor, the House, the Senate, the Board of Regents and several other stakeholder entities throughout the state. Adult stem cell treatments have been used clinically to successfully treat leukemia and related bone/blood cancers using bone marrow transplantation. KU Medical Center has been involved in research using the solid part of the umbilical cord (Wharton’s jelly). Besides KU Medical Center, other institutions around the state have also initiated adult stem cell research projects. However, before the MSCTC, there was no systematic mechanism for Kansans to receive adult stem cell therapy (other than bone marrow transplants for a few conditions) in the state or in the region, nor was there a coordinated center to translate basic stem cell research findings into clinical applications. There is also a lack of knowledge among the public as well as medical professionals about adult stem cell therapeutic options, currently available or in development, that could benefit Kansans and other patients in need. In addition to bone marrow transplantation, additional therapies with adult stem cells – including organ repair – have been the focus of intense attention in the scientific community in recent years. If adult stem cell therapy is proven effective, many patients may benefit. Kansas is wellpositioned contribute to this burgeoning new field of medicine. Kansas has the opportunity to focus on development of specific areas of adult stem cell research and patient treatment, with the potential to become a world leader in patient therapies for specific diseases or conditions....
October Deadlines Alicia Patterson Fellowship Contact: The Alicia Patterson Foundation, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW. Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 393-5995, email@example.com, http://aliciapatterson.org/ Eligibility: For U.S. citizens who are full-time print journalists or non-U.S. citizens who work fulltime for U.S. print publications, either in America or abroad. Award: Stipend is $40,000 for twelve months and $20,000 for six months and must cover travel and research costs. Fellow must pay taxes on stipend. Deadline: October 1, 2013 National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Contact: National Hispanic Health Foundation, Nathalie Manzano-Smith, Executive Director, 1920 L Street, N.W., Suite 725, Washington, DC 20036, (212) 419-3686, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com, http://www.nhmafoundation.org/index.php/scholarshipprogram Eligibility: The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program is the only national scholarship program targeted at Hispanic students who are committed to careers in health care - medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, health management and policy analysis, health research, and allied health. • Applicants must be enrolled full-time and seeking a professional degree at medical, dental, nursing, public health, or policy schools located in California for the California Gala Event; in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut for the NYC Gala Event. • Applicants are not required to be Hispanic; an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in participating in NHHF Scholars Alumni activities is needed. Award: $2,000 or $5,000 Deadline: October 4, 2013 National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts (NFAA) Recognition and Talent Search Contact: National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts (NFAA), 2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137, (800) 970-ARTS, apply@youngARTS.org, http://wwwyoungarts.org Eligibility: As of December 1, 2013, must be between ages of 15-18 years old or in high school grades 10-12. Must be a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. or U.S. territories. International students on US Visa may also apply. Award: Up to $10,000 Deadline: October 18, 2013 Coca-Cola Scholarship Contact: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Inc., 1 Coca Cola Plaza NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, (800) 306-2653, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.coca-colascholars.org Eligibility: For high school seniors demonstrating leadership and academic achievement. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident planning to attend an Courtesy of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40)
Chinese mobile phone maker ZTE announced on Tuesday that it will use the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week to launch its new Grand Memo II, as well as the new ZTE Open C smartphone which runs on Firefox OS 1.3, and a new MiFavor 2.3 interface. The company's general director of mobiles and executive vice-president of the corporation, Adam Zeng commented that this year the company was working to collaborate more closely with its clients throughout the world and developing products. He added that at the 2014 Mobile World Congress, which opens in Barcelona on Feb. 24 and closes on Feb. 27, the company will present these new devices in collaboration with Mozilla and Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica, which is the biggest network provider in Spain and which has a massive presence in Latin America and other parts of the world.
STATE OF TENNESSEE TENNESSEE COMMISSION ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH Andrew Johnson Tower, Ninth Floor 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0800 (615) 741-2633 (FAX) 741-5956 1-800-264-0904 TO: FROM: DATE: RE: Members of the Tennessee General Assembly and Other Readers Linda O’Neal, Executive Director January 28, 2011 Resource Mapping 2010 Report Revised As required by TCA 3703-116, on April 15, 2010, the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth transmitted the first Resource Mapping Report to the General Assembly. We have continued to review and discuss the resource mapping information with a variety of stakeholders across Tennessee. There has been great interest in this report and the information it reveals. As a result of the diligence and persistence of Melissa Staley, TCCY resource mapping director, in January 2011, we discovered there was a major omission from the report. The Department of Education was extremely diligent in reporting its expenditures for the many programs and services it provides to Tennessee schools and Tennessee children. In fact, it provided the highest level of detail in reporting expenditures of any department. However, in the focus on programs and services, submission of the most substantial part of DOE expenditures, and indeed the most substantial overall expenditure Tennessee makes for children, funds for the Basic Education Program (BEP), were not submitted. BEP funds in FY 2007 and FY 2008 were more than $3 billion each year. Upon discovering this omission, the Department of Education immediately submitted the BEP expenditure data, and TCCY staff revised the 2010 Report to include the information. The inclusion of BEP dollars results in changes in many of the charts and graphs that are now included in this report. To the best of our knowledge, the Resource Mapping 2010 Report Revised now includes all state and federal expenditures for children in the Tennessee state budget. Collection of such a massive amount of data continues to be a very challenging process. We are grateful for the collaborative support from staff in the 25 state agencies that submit data for these reports. Data submission for the 2011 report is well underway. We look forward to providing a report in April 2011 that includes expenditures for FY 2009 and FY2010. We continue to stand ready to answer questions and appreciate feedback regarding ways we can improve this report. STATE OF TENNESSEE TENNESSEE COMMISSION ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH Andrew Johnson Tower, Ninth Floor 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0800 (615) 741-2633 (FAX) 741-5956 1-800-264-0904
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Rhode Island College Department of Athletics and Recreation 2013-14 Visitors Information Guide Rhode Island College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue•Providence, RI 02908•401-456-8007 Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation ADMINISTRATION Director of Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation Donald E. Tencher e-mail: email@example.com (401) 456-8007 Associate Athletic Director Jo-Ann D’Alessandro e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (401) 456-9882 Assistant Director of Athletics for External Affairs Scott Roy e-mail: email@example.com (401) 456-8515 Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic and Recreational Facilities Andy Coughlin e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (401) 456-4683 Assistant to the Athletic Director Eric Blanchard e-mail: email@example.com (401) 456-6345 Secretary for Intercollegiate Athletics Jeanne D’Agostino e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (401) 456-8007 ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT STAFF Assistant Athletic Director for Development Greg O'Connor e-mail: email@example.com (401) 456-8961 Executive Director of the Anchor Club Arthur Pontarelli e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (401) 456-8863 ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS STAFF Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations and Promotions Scott Gibbons e-mail: email@example.com (401) 456-8516 Assistant Sports Information Director Matt Lopes e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (401) 456-8516 ATHLETIC MEDICINE STAFF Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Medicine and Club Sports Justin Sjovall e-mail: email@example.com (401) 456-8397 Head Athletic Trainer Carlo Cantarella e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (401) 456-4686 Assistant Athletic Trainer Andrea Nemirow e-mail: email@example.com (401) 456-8161 STUDENT-ATHLETE SUCCESS CENTER STAFF Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development G. Gail Davis e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (401) 456-8254 RECREATION CENTER STAFF Assistant Director of Athletics for Recreation and Intramurals Gerald Shellard e-mail: email@example.com (401) 456-8136 Coordinator of Recreation and Fitness Programs Alan Salemi e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (401) 456-8227 Coordinator of Aquatics Ron Sutherland e-mail: email@example.com (401) 456-8238 Coordinator of Intramurals Kara Williamson e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (401) 456-8156 Assistant to the Assistant Athletic Director of Recreation Dorene Ziroli e-mail: email@example.com (401) 456-8397 Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation OTHER IMPORTANT NUMBERS Intercollegiate Athletics Fax Media Relations Fax Athletic Training Room Recreation Center Recreation Center Fax RIC Campus Security Donovan Dining Center (401) 456-8514 (401) 456-4687 (401) 456-8161 (401) 456-8400 (401) 456-4637 (401) 456-8201 (401) 456-8207 COACHES Baseball Scott Virgulak, Head Coach (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) Matt Bergeron, Assistant Coach (e-mail: email@example.com) Clay Field, Assistant Coach (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) (401) 456-8258 FAX (401) 456-8514 Men’s Basketball Bob Walsh, Head Coach (e-mail: email@example.com) (401) 456-8075 Mike Romano, Assistant Coach (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) FAX (401) 456-4637 Anthony Leonelli, Assistant Coach (e-mail: email@example.com) Women’s Basketball Kara Williamson, Head Coach (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) (401) 456-8156 Kim Dweck, Assistant Coach (e-mail: email@example.com) FAX (401) 456-4637 Rachel Ferri, Assistant Coach (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) Men’s & Women's Cross Country Kevin Jackson, Head Coach (e-mail: email@example.com) (401) 456-4617 Timothy Rudd, Assistant Coach (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) FAX (401) 456-8514 Men’s and Women's Golf Greg Gammell, Head Coach (e-mail: email@example.com) (401) 456-8829 Gene St. Pierre, Assistant Coach (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) FAX (401) 456-8514 Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation Women’s Gymnastics Bob Nannig, Head Coach (e-mail: email@example.com) (401) 456-8215 Nicole Tomaselli, Assistant Coach (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) FAX (401) 456-8514 Women’s Lacrosse and Soccer Crystal Labossiere, Head Coach (e-mail: email@example.com) (401) 456-8252 Christina Tavana, Assistant Coach (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) FAX (401) 456-8514 Men’s Soccer John Mello, Head Coach (e-mail: email@example.com) (401) 456-8251 Troy Silvia, Assistant Coach (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) FAX (401) 456-8514 Softball Erin Bellucci, Interim Head Coach (e-mail: email@example.com) (401) 456-8259 FAX (401) 456-8514 Women's Swimming Ron Sutherland, Head Coach (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) (401) 456-8238 FAX (401) 456-851 Men’s Tennis Lorne Teeter, Head Coach (e-mail: email@example.com) (401) 456-4616 FAX (401) 456-8514 Women’s Tennis Adam Spring, Head Coach (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) (401) 456-1954 Devin Kitterick, Assistant Coach (e-mail: email@example.com) FAX (401) 456-8514 Men’s and Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Kevin Jackson, Head Coach (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) (401) 456-4617 Timothy Rudd, Assistant Coach (e-mail: email@example.com) FAX (401) 456-8514 Nick Palazzo, Assistant Coach (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) Women’s Volleyball Kristen Johnson, Interim Head Coach (e-mail: email@example.com) (401) 456-8641 Andrew Cass, Assistant Coach (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) FAX (401) 456-8514 Wrestling Jay Jones, Head Coach (e-mail: email@example.com) (401) 456-4615 Chris Tribelli, Assistant Coach (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE ANCHOR NOTES The Official Newsletter of Rhode Island College Intercollegiate Athletics Or visit us at: www.GoAnchormen.com Vol. XII No. 2 Providence, Rhode Island Winter Review/Spring Preview April 2011 Men’s Basketball Reaches Sweet 16 Anchormen Capture Little East Tourney Crown for Fourth Time The Rhode Island College men’s basketball team concluded another outstanding season by reaching the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Div. III Men’s Basketball Tournament for the second consecutive season. Head Coach Bob Walsh’s charges finished the season with a 21-8 overall record, reaching the 20-win milestone for the fifth straight year and sixth time in the last seven campaigns. RIC won the Little East Conference Regular Season Championship, sharing the title with Western Connecticut, for the fifth time in the last seven years, and the right to host the league’s semifinals and finals for the third season in a row. The Anchormen’s quest for their fourth LEC Tournament Championship in five years began with an epic, 102-92, double overtime win against longtime rival Keene State in the semifinals on Feb. 25. In the final seconds of regulation, the hosts were up by two, but an Owl putback after a missed free throw sent the game into overtime. Keene State made the most of its opportunity to try and put the Anchormen away, but after an intentionally missed free throw, junior center Mike Akinrola’s off-balance three-pointer at the buzzer started “The Murray Center Miracle” and sent the game into a second OT. RIC was not to be outdone as it outscored the Owls, 10-0, over the final five minutes to head to the tourney finals for the fifth year in a row. Eastern Connecticut, which had shocked second-seeded Western Connecticut in the other semifinal matchup, proved to be no match for the battle-hardened Anchormen who easily dispatched the Warriors, 62-49, to win the crown once again. It was quite an achievement for RIC as the Anchormen were one of only five schools in the nation to advance to the NCAA Div. III Men’s Basketball Tournament for the fifth year in a row. The Anchormen traveled to Oswego, N.Y. for first and second round action and opened with an 83-54 thrashing of Penn State Behrend on the strength of senior guard Antone Gray’s 19 points. Rhode Island College moved on to face Oswego State in the second round and defeated the Lakers, 71-63, to reach the Sweet 16. Junior forward Mason Choice led four Anchormen in double figures with a 17-point effort. RIC Reaches Sweet 16 continued on page two.... RIC Mourns the Passing of George Tracy ’51 Rhode Island College was saddened to learn that Athletic Hall of Famer George Tracy ’51 passed away on Mar. 2 at the age of 85. Tracy, who was inducted into the college’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000, was a foursport student-athlete during his playing days at RIC, participating in basketball, baseball, soccer and track. He was also part of the Student Council, Men’s Athletic Association and the Charles Carroll Club. He was named the College Man of the Year as a senior in 1951. After graduation, Tracy was a teacher and later became the principal at North Providence High School. He also served as the Director of Guidance at Smithfield High School. In North Providence, he coached little league, cross country an basketball. As an official, he was a member and past president of the Rhode Island Basketball Officials Association, the Association of Baseball Umpires of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Football Officials Association and the Collegiate Baseball Umpires Association. He was inducted into the Providence Gridiron Hall of Fame (1995), the Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) Hall of Fame (2003), as well as, both the Rhode Island Baseball and Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame (1991). In addition, he was recognized by the National Football Foundation for his years of service as an official. “George was a mentor to me and countless other future coaches and officials in Rhode Island,” RIC Athletic Hall of Famer Charlie Wilkes ’64 said. “He was a man of utmost integrity and was well respected by all who knew him.” The Athletic Department has set up the George Tracy Fund in his memory. Please contact RIC at (401) 456-8007 to find out how to contribute.