Go back to the enewsletter Amazing Escapes is prep

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAmazing Escapes is preparing to open the first-of-its-kind luxury lodge on the Bolivian Altiplano at the end of February 2019. Kachi Lodge will sit atop the breathtaking natural landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats, which sit at an altitude of 3,600 metres at the foot of the Tunupa Volcano.The Dome camp looks like a space station creation, and is comprised of a series of metallic structures featuring transparent panels on the front and on top. There are six luxury bedroom domes. The Lodge domes offer the creature comforts of a hotel room, with a private bathroom, comfortable bedding, interior decoration and heating. Inside, a wooden screen has been mounted to protect the shower area, the ceramic washbasins and the restrooms.A central dome contains a communal dining table, surrounded by dozens of oversized hemp cushions arranged around copper floor-lanterns.Offering original experiences linked to the local culture and environment, Kachi Lodge will also deliver top culinary experience thanks to its partnership with multi-award-winning restaurant Gustu in La Paz. Gustu restaurant was established in early 2013, aiming to become a showcase of the great potential of Bolivia’s production, culture and biodiversity. Elected best restaurant in La Paz in 2016, the team works uniquely and exclusively with Bolivian products. Gustu has a strong relationship with each of its suppliers, seeking to consolidate the Bolivian productive chain, beginning with the boost of fair business activities.An experience not to be missed is a hike in the morning to a nearby “island” covered with giant cacti and offering amazing views on the Salar. Another option is a visit to the charming village of Coquesa and its mummies in a cave.The interesting archeological site of Alcaya, an old pre-Colombian city near Salinas, is located just over an hour away, while the adventurous traveller may wish to climb the lower lip of Tunupa volcano crater. Full board rates at Kachi Lodge are US$1,980 per person on a double tent basis, for a two-night minimum stay. Extra nights areUS$990 per person.​It has a maximum capacity of six units for 12 adult guests.For enquiries, email reservations@kachilodge.comGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

In This Issue   Bias to sell dollars remains w

first_imgIn This Issue. *  Bias to sell dollars remains weak. *  One more day until D-Day. *  London calling. *  James Rickards on a Gold Manipulation end. And, Now, Today’s Pfennig For Your Thoughts! Will We, or Won’t We? Good day.  And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! Well, looky here! It’s Rocktober 16th! 16 days in Rocktober have flown by very quickly, leading us to tomorrow, the 17th, when all hell is supposed to break loose. China, the U.S.’s largest creditor, sent a message to the U.S. lawmakers urging them to raise the debt ceiling, and the Tea Party responded, “Butt out”  Recall, that I told you a couple of weeks ago, that this was all going to get ugly, and it appears to be heading in that direction in a  hurry! “The U.S. must shoulder its responsibility as the world’s biggest economy and holder of the main reserve currency and take concrete measures before Oct. 17 to avoid a default,” said Deputy Finance Minister, Zhu Guangyao. He then went on to mention the Tea Party. Well, those may end up being fightin’ words!  But. before this tempest in a teacup gets blown out of proportion, let me say that I personally don’t think China is that concerned with the U.S. defaulting, but instead look at this as a chance to lay down the soundtrack that will be played over and over again in the future, when they can remind everyone that they tried to warn the U.S. but they failed to listen. So. Here we are, at the precipice of what could be a very momentous, historical event. That I still think is just a bunch of drama, just like it was in 2011 and what did we get out of that hand wringing, sweat dripping, sawdust on the floor, drama? Well, we got some debt cuts on future spending increases over the next 10 years. Was it really worth losing our AAA rating with S&P over that? Well, the ratings agency Fitch says their AAA rating for the U.S. is “under watch”. The Treasury Bond market isn’t fazed by all of this, as yields remain steady Eddie. The U.S. dollar also isn’t too fazed by all of this, as the dollar index remains around 80. U.S. stocks seem to be caught in the middle, but all the trading in these assets, seems to be muted, as if there’s a “lock-down order” on them. Now, I don’t know who could put a “lock-down order” on stocks and bonds, do you? ” HA!  Gold seems to be the only asset class that has really taken it on the chin with the U.S. dangling a default in front of the markets’ eyes.  To me, someone who normally thinks logically about stuff, seeing the reality of a situation long before most, I would think that stocks, bonds and the dollar would be getting the snot knocked out them, while Gold would be soaring.  My longtime friend, and one-time mentor in bond trading, Ed Bonawitz, always used to remind me that the “markets are never wrong”. You can think you are so right, and the markets are wrong, but the markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent. So. This is what we have to work with these days. Of course tomorrow could be a whole different ballgame. Remember what the rock group Pink Floyd sang about. “It’s a battle of words, and most of them are lies”. Man, the lawmakers must be sitting around with their IPods and headphones, listening to Pink Floyd!  HA! Right, and my first wife was a young Elizabeth Taylor, yeah, that’s the ticket! The great Steely Dan song, Black Friday, is playing right now.. That could very well be playing out in a couple of days, eh? When Black Friday comes, I’ll collect everything I’m owed, And before my friends find out, I’ll be on the road.  Oh, and this is great! That song was followed by Kansas doing “play that game tonight”. That’s exactly what the lawmakers will be doing tonight!  Remember what the analyst told us last week about what happens when you attempt to wait until the 11th hour to do a deal? That things could go awry, and then no deal is done!   This is the risk in the markets, although, as I said above, I just don’t see this default happening, now that is. So. the bias to sell dollars remains in the markets this morning, but as I said above, it is muted. The euro recovered its lost ground yesterday, and has added a bit today, while the Aussie dollar (A$) is also up a bit. Gold did a quick recovery yesterday morning, gaining back the $20 it was down when I was writing. That was an interesting move for Gold, given that the 4 previous days, it got taken down about the same time each morning. The shiny metal is off a couple of bucks today. Well, the $20 hit that Gold was taking on yesterday morning, was reversed in the early hours trading on Tuesday. So, for once, the trading pattern of early morning (when NY Traders arrive) taking Gold to the woodshed, didn’t happen yesterday.  Were the NY Traders still making their way home from Hamptons?  That would be my guess! But the analysts that refuse to see the truth, would tell us that the price action in Gold is all about whether the markets believe the U.S. will default.  The trading pattern would then lend itself to be one of: buy Gold if it appears the U.S. won’t default, and they will continue to build debt, and print money, and sell Gold if it appears that the U.S. will default. All last week, as we experienced Groundhog Day over and over again, it appeared as though lawmakers would be happy to brings us to the doorstep of default.  And yesterday, it appeared that a deal was in the making. But NOOOOOOOO! I always check the headlines of the Drudge Report each afternoon. The Headlines, in most cases, are better than the actual stories, and yesterday afternoon, one of the headlines read: “It’s All Fallen Apart”  Now, that’s not going to give anyone a warm and fuzzy, eh? OK, let’s talk about something else, this debt/ default stuff is giving me a rash!  Oh! How about the story on the Bloomberg this morning talking about the U.K. joining Taiwan and Hong Kong as a country that will be able to take part in a program allowing offshore renminbi / yuan to be invested in Chinese securities. An $13 Billion (in dollar terms) quota for investors in London to buy onshore assets was approved by China overnight. Folks, I don’t know of any other way I can tell you, other than the way I’ve told you for the last few years. This is just another step China is taking to eventually get to an internationally traded currency. Remember how I told you last month that China had opened the pilot areas where the renminbi / yuan can be converted.  I think that China has really stepped up the pace of their plans to remove the dollar as the reserve currency of the world, and replace it with the renminbi / yuan. China is finally opening up their financial sector. They have removed the dollar’s relevancy in the terms of trade in countries throughout the world, they have become the world’s creditor, they have begun to allow convertibility of their currency. It’s all right there before our eyes, folks. Oh. And China allowed the renminbi/ yuan to reach a 20 year high VS the dollar (low in their price number, remember renminbi is a European priced currency, which means that the lower the price number goes, the more value it returns)  In the past year, we’ve had so many renminbi investors lose their patience, and sell. Well, if they held renminbi long enough, they had some nice gains to take. But, to eventually hold the reserve currency of the world? Isn’t that worth waiting for? There was a good story on MarketWatch yesterday, that caught my eye. The title read: 5- Countries Whose Bonds Are Safer Than Treasuries. Let’s listen in to a bit of what the writer, Brett Arends has to say here:  “According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the U.S. government’s net debt is now 89% of gross domestic product. By contrast, Germany-often thought of as Europe’s most financially sound nation-has net debts of only 56% of GDP. But if you want really, really safe, you should look a little further north of there-or a long way south. Scandinavian countries, and the Antipodes, have the best financial picture of all. New Zealand’s net debt is just 29% of its economy, and Australia’s is just 13%, according to the IMF. The Governments of Sweden and Norway are actually sitting on net assets. In other words, their Governments’ assets exceed their liabilities. Norway has by far the strongest finances on the block. If you imagined a country that managed its financial affairs perfectly, it would look like that. Seriously.” -Brett Arends Chuck again, the other country he mentions in his story was Denmark, who’s debt runs a mere 10% of GDP.  Now. the only country I think he missed here, and probably because it’s viewed as a closed economy that’s difficult to deal in, and that would be China. Whenever I go out on the road and talk about ways to diversify, I always talk about foreign bonds and stocks, but mostly about foreign bonds. Many long time readers know that I got my feet wet in the foreign markets by being a foreign bond trader for the old Mark Twain Bank. So, foreign bonds are part of me. The way I always told the salespeople to talk to investors about foreign bonds is that it’s an excellent diversification tool, and gives you a longer view on a country and a currency, while hopefully giving you a pickup in yield over U.S. deposits. At EverBank, our NASD affiliate brokerage firm, EverTrade Direct, executes foreign bonds and stocks. Brokerage is not Bank, and they are not deposits of the bank, but that doesn’t make them any less of a great diversification tool! OK. that was a nice change of pace, talking about foreign bonds, eh?  It’s funny, but when people stop me and ask me to list my best currencies, the list looks pretty much like the one that Brett Arends listed. So, there you go! I found it interesting that New Zealand was on his list. The do have a smallish debt to GDP ratio, but their Current Account Deficit is not good, and has been weighing on the currency (kiwi) ever since the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) had to make the 2 emergency rate cuts a couple of years ago to help out after the earthquakes in New Zealand. Well, last night, New Zealand printed their latest CPI (consumer inflation), and it surprised to the upside! OK. I’ve been telling you that the recent data, and RBNZ talk is that it’s about time to reverse the emergency rate cuts, well. This data doesn’t water down that talk one bit. In fact, I think it is just another notch in the rate hike belt for early 2014, and those that are seeing this, like I have seen it, are pushing kiwi higher each day. Before I head to the Big Finish this morning, I thought I would share this funny with you from Jay Leno last Friday night. “It is now day 11 of the government shutdown and we knew sooner or later something like this was going to happen. Despite the national parks being shut down, several men were severely mauled by bears yesterday. But enough about the New York Giants” – Jay Leno For What It’s Worth. OK, long time readers know that I truly appreciate the things James Rickards has to say. And this morning, I have a couple of snippets from an interview that was on the GATA website with James Rickards, talking about Gold manipulation. Let’s listen in. “Central bank manipulation of gold markets can and will last until physical shortages become so acute that banks and exchanges can no longer deliver on futures and forward contacts when requested by customers. At that point, contracts will be terminated and exchanges will order that trading be conducted “for liquidation only” which means that futures customers can close out or rollover contacts, but they cannot receive physical delivery of gold. The signs that the manipulation is coming to an end will include depletion of warehouses, price spikes and notifications from banks that they will no longer allow the conversion of gold forward contacts into physical gold.” – James Rickards Chuck again. When asked if he anticipated an overnight ending of manipulation or a progressive process, James Rickards replied: “Both. The process will proceed slowly at first, then gain momentum, then reach a panic buying stage where the termination of deliveries under futures and forward contacts will be announced very suddenly. At that point, physical gold will be scarce and interested parties will not be able to acquire it in small quantities at any price.” Chuck again x 2. I would pay attention to what James Rickards has to say folks. That just my opinion, of course!  But who else has come out with this scenario? To recap. We’re down to the last day before the expiration of the extraordinary measures that are keeping the country paying its bills.  The markets don’t believe a default will happen, and neither does Chuck, although he does admit there is a risk that an 11th hour deal might fail. Fitch puts the U.S. AAA rating on watch. that should have sent Treasuries to the woodshed, but it didn’t. New Zealand CPI printed stronger than expected, thus putting everything in alignment for a rate hike early in 2014, pushing kiwi higher. Currencies today 10/16/13. American Style: A$ .9535, kiwi .8420, C$ .9645, euro 1.3560, sterling 1.6045, Swiss $1.0985, . European Style: rand 9.96, krone 6.0050, SEK 6.4975, forint 218.20, zloty 3.0770, koruna 18.9350, RUB 32.23, yen 98.30, sing 1.2440, HKD 7.7545, INR 61.84, China 6.1408, pesos 12.96, BRL 2.1775, Dollar Index 80.34, Oil $101.36, 10-year 2.72%, Silver $21.23, Platinum $1,391.60, Palladium $708.85, and Gold. $1,281.50 That’s it for today. My beloved Cardinals moved within one win of going to the World Series. We were here last year too, with a 3-1 games lead, and lost 3 consecutive games to the Giants, I hope that they learned something from last year. It’s an afternoon game today, so I’ll actually get to see the whole game! Let’s hope it’s something I want to see! Jen is out in LA to attend the game today, now that should be fun! I was asked to go, but I’ve been having too many problems with my stomach to risk a 4 hour flight! So, I sent Jen, who is the biggest baseball fan I’ve ever met, for a female that is! The morning air was quite chilly when I walked across the bridge from the garage today. I guess it’s time to get out the jacket. UGH! Because I know what follows that.  And soon I’ll be complaining about how cold it is, and how I want to go where it’s warm! So, you have that to look forward to! HA!  Hey.. go out and have a Wonderful Wednesday! Chuck Butler President EverBank World Markets 1-800-926-4922 1-314-647-3837last_img read more

The same pattern has played out again and again ar

first_imgThe same pattern has played out again and again around the world and throughout history. The worse a government’s fiscal health gets, the more destructive its policies become.This is the root of political risk.It’s no secret that political risk is snowballing in many parts of the world. This is especially true in the US and Europe, where welfare and warfare spending continues unabated. It doesn’t matter which party is in power.But no matter where you live, international diversification can greatly reduce the threat your home government poses to your personal and financial well-being.You know the benefits of diversifying your investment portfolio. If you put all of your asset eggs in one basket, you could lose your entire portfolio if that basket breaks.The same idea applies to political risk. If your home country “breaks”—and turns to the destructive policies I just mentioned—you could lose everything.Most people have medical, life, fire, and car insurance. You hope you never have to use these policies, but you have them anyway. They give you peace of mind and protect you if and when the worst does happen.International diversification is the ultimate insurance policy against an out-of-control government. Think of it as “freedom insurance.”It frees you from absolute dependence on any one country. Achieve that freedom, and it becomes very difficult for any group of bureaucrats to control you.The results can be life-changing. Recommended Link [EXPIRES MIDNIGHT] Today is your last chance to get the top pick of one of the most successful analysts in Bill Bonner’s network… and lock in a free year of one of his most popular research services. Click here for all the details. — Justin’s note: As longtime readers know, owning gold for the long term is one of our core recommendations here at Casey Research. And it’s now more important than ever. That’s because every day, the window to protect your personal and financial freedom closes a bit more.Today, we’re handing the reins to Crisis Investing editor Nick Giambruno to explain why… By Nick Giambruno, editor, Crisis InvestingIt’s predictable…A government in need of cash will turn to destructive “solutions.”Money printing, higher taxes, and more regulations often come first. Unfortunately, these are just the hors d’oeuvres before a 10-course meal.As they become increasingly desperate, governments implement increasingly destructive policies. This might include capital controls, price controls, people controls, official currency devaluations, wealth confiscations, retirement account nationalizations, and more. Less than 10 people in the world know about thisTrue breakthroughs rarely happen in the world of market trading… But this is one of them. Developed in secrecy over five years, it’s a never-before-seen indicator of short-term stock profit opportunities. Only a handful of people know about this data-proven 93.5%-accurate way of picking future market wins… But now we’re throwing back the veil on it — so that YOU can get rich. Discover it now by clicking here. The Easiest First StepIt’s crucial to place some of your savings beyond the easy reach of your home government. It keeps that government from trapping your money if and when it implements capital controls or outright asset seizures. Any government can do either without warning.The ultimate way to diversify your savings is to transfer it out of the immediate reach of your home government and into something tangible.Something that cannot be easily confiscated, nationalized, frozen, or devalued at the drop of a hat or with a couple of taps on the keyboard—while retaining as much privacy as legally possible.Something whose value is recognized around the world and is not controlled by any government.Gold (and silver) fit the bill perfectly.There is nothing particularly American, Chinese, Russian, or European about gold. Different civilizations have used it as money for millennia. It’s always been an inherently international asset.Buying gold is perhaps the easiest step you can take towards diversifying your savings.When you buy gold, you trade in paper money—which the government can devalue and confiscate at will—for a hard asset that’s been a stable store of value for thousands of years.Gold is universally valued. Its worth doesn’t depend on any government.In other words, simply buying gold is the easiest way to lessen the political risk to your savings.Freedom InsuranceSomehow, someway, your home government will keep squeezing your pocketbook harder. It will keep subjecting you to escalating, arbitrary, and burdensome regulations and restrictions.Expect more government and less freedom all around.With each passing week, the window to protect your personal and financial freedom closes a bit more.Fortunately, you don’t need to be hostage to a desperate and out-of-control government.International diversification is a time-tested route to freedom. Wealthy people around the world have used it for centuries to effectively protect their money and their families.Buying gold is an important first step.Regards,Nick GiambrunoEditor, Crisis InvestingP.S. Buying gold is where to start. But there’s much more to do…The US government gets bigger, more invasive, and more aggressive by the day. But you can take concrete steps to protect yourself from this hostile giant.That’s why New York Times best-selling author Doug Casey and I just released an urgent video that explains more about the crisis that’s about to hit America…and why it’s so important that you take action today.You can learn more right here. Recommended Link —last_img read more

Glitch Sparks Ongoing Blockchain Outage Mt Gox Resurrects Site to Let Users

first_img Mt. Gox’s website is mysteriously back up and Blockchain.info is frustratingly down. Ah, the roller coaster drama Bitcoin users endure.Blockchain.info crashes, but funds remain unscathed  Blockchain.info, Bitcoin’s most popular Bitcoin wallet and block explorer service, blames a “bug in some database handling code” for causing an ongoing outage. Its site now reads “We Will Be Back Shortly,” and directs visitors to the company’s Twitter feed for updates.  We’re still working on the server issue, & are looking at a phased approach to bring the services online one at time. More updates to come.— Blockchain.info (@blockchain) March 18, 2014 Add to Queue Blockchain Limited Chief Security Officer Andreas M. Antonopoulos said on the company’s blog yesterday that the outage “may last more than an hour.” That was nearly 20 hours ago. A more recent blog post reports that the company is “working around the clock” to fix the problem.Related: ‘I Did Not Create Bitcoin’: 4 Major Takeaways From Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto’s Letter of DenialBlockchain.info houses some 1.4 million Bitcoin wallets, all of which Antonopoulos said are “safe” while the site is offline. He also noted that the “security of funds and the completion of executed transactions” also remain unaffected by the outage.“Unlike other services that have ownership over private keys, Blockchain is superior because it allows users to access their private keys, thus enabling them to have access to their funds under circumstances such as this,” a blog post by the “Blockchain Team” reads.Related: One-Time Bitcoin Exchange Giant Mt. Gox Collapses Amid Insolvency, Trading Allegedly Suspended Addressing mounting customer concerns, the company also posted instructions on how to import Blockchain.info funds into a Bitcoin wallet client called MultiBit. Blockchain.info customers who don’t have a wallet backup are being asked to fill out a helpdesk request.  Mt. Gox resurrects its website…Kind ofMeanwhile, signs of life are showing over at troubled Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox. Its website, which went blank last month, is now mysteriously back up and letting users log in and check their wallet balances.But not without a hefty legal disclaimer:This balance confirmation service is provided on this site only for the convenience of all users.Please be aware that confirming the balance on this site does not constitute a filing of rehabilitation claims under the civil rehabilitation procedure and note that the balance amounts shown on this site should also not be considered an acknowledgment by MtGox Co., Ltd. of the amount of any rehabilitation claims of users.Rehabilitation claims under a civil rehabilitation procedure become confirmed from a filing which is followed by an investigation procedure. The method for filing claims will be published on this site as soon as we will be in situation to announce it.So Mt. Gox customers can at last check their balances, but they still don’t know if they’ll ever be able to retrieve their money, even partially. March 18, 2014 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Image credit: 360b / Shutterstock.com Bitcoin Former West Coast Editor Next Article 3 min read –shares Glitch Sparks Ongoing Blockchain Outage; Mt. Gox Resurrects Site to Let Users Check Balances Kim Lachance Shandrow The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Apply Now »last_img read more

Ignaz Semmelweis statue unveiled at MedUni Vienna

first_imgThe clinical work, strength of character and determination that characterised Ignaz Semmelweis should serve as an example and inspiration to us all. Ignaz Semmelweis can be counted as one of the ten greatest clinical doctors in the world. He championed his theory throughout his entire life and his insights saved millions of lives. I am delighted that his memorial now stands here at MedUni Vienna – because, after Budapest, Semmelweis’s life is primarily associated with Vienna.”Béla Merkely, Rector of Semmelweis University Budapest   Feb 21 2019Gift from Semmelweis University Budapest to mark 200th birth anniversary of the “inventor” of hand hygieneThe 200th anniversary of Ignaz Semmelweis’ birth was commemorated on 1 July 2018. On Wednesday evening, a statue of the doctor, kindly donated by Semmelweis University Budapest, was unveiled at MedUni Vienna, in memory of the “inventor” of hand hygiene. The unveiling ceremony was attended by Hungarian State President Janos Ader, the first President of Vienna State Parliament, Ernst Woller, Director of Vienna General Hospital Herwig Wetzlinger, Béla Merkely (Rector of Semmelweis University Budapest) and MedUni Vienna Rector Markus Müller. The statue was created by Hungarian artist Péter Párkányi Raab.   The statue is a gift from Semmelweis University Budapest to mark the 200th birth anniversary of the “inventor” of hand hygiene. Ignaz Semmelweis was one of the most important doctors of his time and an ardent champion of medical innovation. Medicine has much to thank him for. If he were alive today, he would certainly be a favorite candidate for a Nobel prize. Sadly, his immense achievements were only recognized after his death at the tender age of 47,” said Markus Müller, Rector of MedUni Vienna, underscoring the huge importance of Ignaz Semmelweis.About Ignaz SemmelweisRelated StoriesPesticide exposure may increase risk of depression in adolescentsStudy finds slime and biofilm hidden in hospital sinks, faucetsHow measles detectives work to contain an outbreakThe Budapest-born, Viennese surgeon and obstetrician (1 July 1818 to 13 August 1865) is regarded as the pioneer of medical hygiene and a champion of medical progress. In the face of strong opposition, he established the strict hospital hand hygiene regulations in around 1847 at the first Viennese Maternity Hospital. This measure significantly reduced mortality due to puerperal (childbed) fever. Semmelweis observed that the mortality rate on obstetric wards where patients were cared for by nuns or midwives was much lower than onwards where doctors and medical students worked, since the latter also performed autopsies.Semmelweis discovered that the infections, and hence the associated mortality, were caused by the transfer of infectious material (bacteria were not known about at the time). He instructed the doctors and medical students to disinfect their hands thoroughly with a chlorine solution, and later with chlorinated lime, before each delivery or before examining a pregnant woman. This hygiene measure proved extremely effective and the mortality rate fell from a maximum of around 8% to 1.3%. Later on, Semmelweis tightened up these regulations so that doctors had to disinfect their hands before every examination, with the result that, after a few months, there were no fatalities at all.About the artistPéter Párkányi Raab, Hungarian sculptor, born in Balassagyarmat on 6 September 1967. He commenced his studies at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in 1987, studying old masters István Kiss and György Jovánovics. He graduated in 1992 and three years later gained his master’s degree at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. He strives for integrity in his synthetic materials and seeks beauty, grace, inner harmony and truth in his works. He sees the Semmelweis bust as a salute to the man “who saved wives for their husbands and mothers for their children”. Source:https://www.meduniwien.ac.at/web/en/about-us/news/detailsite/2019/news-im-februar-2019/statue-of-ignaz-semmelweis-unveiled-at-meduni-vienna/last_img read more

Quiet times in NICUs may improve infant health study finds

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)May 13 2019Excessive noise is widely known to have negative effects on health, and children in neonatal intensive care units are among the most vulnerable. To help preterm infants make a smooth transition to life outside of the womb, some NICUs have instituted set quiet times to limit children’s exposure to potentially dangerous levels of noise.Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, George Washington University and Baptist Health South Florida conducted one of the first studies linking the quiet time soundscape inside NICUs with infant health. The study examined the effects of quiet time implementation in multiple NICUs on infants up to 18 months after implementation, giving the group a sense of which features of quiet time policies have the largest impact on the youngest patients in the hospital.The team will present their findings at the 177th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, which takes place May 13-17, at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky.Related StoriesEEG detects hidden consciousness in brain-injured ICU patients just days after injuryBystander CPR less likely for African American kids from most disadvantaged areasStudy finds slime and biofilm hidden in hospital sinks, faucets”Although the NICU noise literature dates back more than 40 years, even recent studies show that ambient NICU noise often exceeds recommended levels,” said Dr. Erica Ryherd. “Despite the growing evidence of the negative impacts of NICU soundscapes on infants, there are large and pressing gaps in the literature that need immediate attention before ideal, evidence-based NICU soundscapes are achievable and more widely implemented.”Ryherd, Dr. Jonathan Weber, and Dr. Ashley Darcy Mahoney from Baptist Children’s Hospital worked with nursing staffs at NICUs as they developed their own quiet time guidelines, including limiting conversations, dimming lights, and coordinating scheduled cleaning services, at set hours every afternoon and night.The researchers then analyzed how each NICU’s soundscape changed throughout the day. Acoustic measurements revealed that certain stressful pitches were quieter, very loud sounds occurred more infrequently, and total amount of quiet time throughout the day was longer. The infants in the NICU had healthier heart rates during quiet time hours.From this data, the group recommends using quiet time protocols to help NICU patients in addition to implementing architectural noise reduction strategies in NICUs.The researchers hope that their work stokes interest in how noise affects other types of hospital patients and beyond, including how public spaces are designed to mitigate the effects of loud sounds. The group looks to continue their work with currently ongoing studies on healthy built environments and on the impact of language on health outcomes among children.Source: https://acousticalsociety.org/last_img read more

Stonewall riots has brought attention to health care needs of LGBTQ people

first_img Source:Rutgers University-New Brunswick Halkitis, the author Out in Time: From Stonewall to Queer, How Gay Men Came of Age Across the Generations, addresses how Stonewall and the AIDS crisis have brought awareness and changes the ways the medical profession addresses health care of LGBTQ people.How did the Stonewall riots empower LGBTQ people to advocate for their health?The riots allowed gay people to say “We exist” and created a demand for health equity. The civil disobedience of Stonewall served as a catalyst to the activism of the AIDS era, which in turn has contributed to the foundations of how public health today emphasizes social justice and health equity.The riots were a boisterous pronouncement by the LGBTQ population that they would no longer hide and that they would not have their health undermined by a system that chose to ignore them. AIDS catapulted this social movement even further: If the health profession had been more attentive, we would have caught AIDS earlier. But no one was watching.As the riots framed the basis for the recognition of gay people as viable members of the population, the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and ’90s created the circumstances by which they would come to demand that the government and society attend to their well-being. Before then, gay people kept silent and were invisible to their doctors, who were unaware they were gay or did not understand the mental health and drug issues they were facing. The AIDS crisis shined a light on the fact that there was this population that needed specific health services beyond what was given to the general population.Related StoriesIncreasing access to mental health services improves outcomes for people with HIVGender inequality bad for everyone’s health finds researchGovernment policy and infrastructure have substantial impact on hospitalization of seniorsWithout Stonewall we would have no AIDS activism, and without AIDS activism we would have no marriage equality-;a social condition that surely has had a beneficial effect on LGBTQ health.How did the riots impact the HIV/AIDS epidemic?There is an unsubstantiated notion that the riots precipitated the HIV epidemic, based on the misconception that gay men began to engage in more promiscuous sexual behaviors after this social revolution. However, gay men were very sexually active well before Stonewall, albeit less openly for fear of prosecution.The challenge in foreseeing the AIDS crisis was due in part to a health care system that was ill-equipped and unwilling to meet the needs of the LGBTQ population. The health burdens faced by LGBTQ people were present before and after the riots and before the first indication of AIDS in 1981, but services were scarce and underfunded.What health care challenges do LGBTQ people face today?The crises of the past are very much the crises of the present. Today’s generation is changing the norms of what it means to be an LGBTQ person, while continuing to shoulder the burden of AIDS, stigma and discrimination faced by their predecessors.The biggest challenge for this generation is finding health care providers who understand their unique health considerations. Gender and sexuality are more fluid today, and LGBTQ people navigate a healthcare industry that is ill-equipped to address their specific issues, such as gender identity, gender-affirming surgery and the social and physical implications that accompany these issues. To this end, Rutgers is working with Garden State Equality on an interactive online map, which will launch next year, that will allow people to find providers who are knowledgeable about LGBTQ health. Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jun 17 2019June 28 marks the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall riots -; sparked when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in New York City -; which are credited with launching the gay rights movement.center_img In many ways, the riots also brought attention to the unique health care needs of the gay population and served as a catalyst for the improvements in health care seen today -; though we still have far to go.”Perry N. Halkitis, dean of Rutgers School of Public Health and director of the school’s Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studieslast_img read more

DOJ lawyers try new tricks to undo Obamacare Will it work

first_img This article was reprinted from khn.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente. Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Jul 12 2019Once again, the fate of the Affordable Care Act is before the courts. The health law has traveled all the way to the Supreme Court (twice!) and is highly likely to make another visit.On that path, the law made a stop Tuesday before a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Both sides presented arguments, interrupted, at times, by sharp questions from two of the judges.For those just tuning in, the Trump administration is not defending the nine-year-old ACA.It instead has sided with the 18 “red” states that seek to have the law overturned.In doing so, Department of Justice lawyers appeared to use strategies and take positions that sounded somewhat unconventional to a layperson. But are they?KHN checked with some legal experts for their take.For starters, this is the third time the administration has changed its position. Does this often happen? No. It’s unusual for an administration to shift its own legal opinions during the case, say experts.When the lawsuit was filed, the administration said only the parts of the law tied to a requirement that most Americans carry insurance, the so-called individual mandate, should be tossed. (That’s a pretty big part, which includes protections for people with preexisting conditions.)The red-state plaintiffs, conversely, argued that the entire law should go, pointing to Congress’ 2017 vote to zero out the individual mandate’s tax penalty. The Supreme Court’s 2012 decision to preserve the ACA hinged on that penalty.But, last December, a United States district court judge in Texas sided with the states, saying the whole law should be tossed, which would affect provisions as diverse as the preexisting condition protections, Medicaid expansion and calorie counts on restaurant menus.That’s when the Trump administration shifted its position to agree that, indeed, the whole thing had to go.And that’s rare.”You don’t usually say, ‘Oh, never mind,'” said Tom Miller, resident fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. “It’s unusual to do that flip.”But that’s not the last flip. Another change came up in legal papers filed shortly before the Tuesday hearing and in oral arguments.DOJ attorney August Flentje told the appeals court that, well, maybe only those provisions of the law that directly affect the plaintiffs — the 18 states — should be struck.”It’s complicated,” he admitted, calling to mind a similar statement made in 2017 by President Donald Trump amid the repeal debate in Congress: “Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.”Even as this legal challenge works its way through the courts, the ACA remains the law of the land. The evolving legal positions, however, are fodder for professors.”I’m teaching a class this fall and this gives me more material,” said Miller. “But if I had to consistently try to argue a position at the DOJ, I would go crazy.”Related StoriesStudy estimates health care costs of uncontrolled asthma in the U.S. over next 20 yearsKHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Could the ACA really go away?Gender biases are extremely common among health care professionalsSo, the government wants to skewer some provisions of the law, but not others — and have those changes apply only in some states. How would that work?  Questions about that argument came from 5th Circuit Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod, appointed by President George W. Bush in 2007.The government wants to have it apply “in certain states and strike it down in certain states?” Elrod asked. “The government believes that’s a possibility?”Unasked but implicit: How would some states enforce the law and not others?Flentje said “a lot of that would have to get sorted out” but not until after all the appeals in the case are exhausted.Behind the argument may well be an ongoing dispute in the legal community about whether lower-court judges should make decisions that have nationwide implications, said John Malcolm, director of the conservative Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. Still, it would be difficult, he said, for the ACA to be declared unconstitutional in some states, but remain in effect elsewhere.Beyond that legal question, such a position has financial and policy implications for consumers and state regulators.”It would create a very untenable situation for the rest of the states,” said Mila Kofman, executive director of the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority, where individuals and small businesses buy health insurance.Some of the very sickest people in the states where the rules were dropped would likely move to states keeping the preexisting condition protections so they could maintain their insurance, she said. That could drive up costs in those areas.Arguments Tuesday revolved around whether parts of the law were “severable” from other parts. Did it seem the government wants it both ways — to toss the entire law, but also keep parts of it?Elrod again queried Flentje.The government wants the health insurance provisions to go, but “you would leave in the calorie guide?” Elrod asked, referring to the ACA’s requirement that chain restaurants display calorie counts of menu items.Flentje said the government’s “argument on scope is totally separate from argument on severability.”She pressed him for clarification: “So, are you saying it’s entirely inseverable, or arguing that some parts can be kept?”The government’s position remains that “the entire act is not severable,” he replied, adding, however that the judgment could be “narrowed a bit to provisions that injure and impact the plaintiffs.”He suggested some of those details would still have to be worked out.”They’ve gone from saying a couple of provisions have to go to the whole thing has to go, to now there are some things we might not have to get rid of,” said Miller. “But they’ve never defined how far back down the ladder to go.”A ruling by the appeals court isn’t expected for weeks or months, and some questions may well return to the district court.last_img read more

New project compares soccerspecific tactical performance of male and female players

first_imgWe are looking for similarities and differences between the tactical behavior of women’s and men’s national teams with the aim of drawing comparisons between different countries in Europe. In order to avoid any gender-specific bias in the evaluation we rely on position data instead of the usual video data.” Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Jun 29 2019In modern football, tactics are relevant across all age groups and performance levels. Yet for a long time they have received little attention in the training process. This is why tactical performance today offers such enormous potential. In a new project, sport scientists at the German Sport University Cologne have been comparing the soccer-specific tactical performance of male and female players in Europe with the help of position data. The study is sponsored by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).In the run-up to the Women’s World Cup a provocative advertising spot showed the German women’s footballers with a humorous text based on the cliché that many have probably encountered before: Women’s soccer is different from men’s.”Like amateur football, only in slow motion” says the ad.But humor apart, where objectively do the soccer-style differences lie between men and women, and how do these compare across Europe?Prof. Daniel Memmert is Head of the study: Newly developed key performance indicators and sport informatics analysis methods based on artificial neural networks have been used as objective analysis tools.The project carried out by the Institute of Exercise Training and Sports Informatics was selected by UEFA as one of only six projects (approval rate: 10%) to receive funding. The study’s findings will enable objective conclusions to be drawn about the training of men and women players in their different cultures, thus contributing to the further development and professionalisation of women’s football in the field of tactics, while supporting efforts to promote public awareness of women’s football as an attractive sport on the basis of objective evaluation criteria. Source:German Sport Universitylast_img read more

How to shop for an electric car

first_imgEV-FOCUSED TEST DRIVESWhen you have your short list of cars, make appointments at dealerships for back-to-back test drives. Here are some specific things to note:— An EV is inherently quieter than a gasoline-powered car because its electric motor is dramatically quieter than an engine. But you should still observe how quiet the car is on the highway. Cut the conversation, keep the windows up, and turn off the radio.— Take time to review the car displays that let you monitor the battery, charging and energy usage. They can help you maximize range. Also inquire about smartphone apps that let you check on your vehicle’s charging status.— Get a feel for regenerative braking, which can slow the car significantly as soon as you lift off the accelerator pedal. Most EVs have driver-adjustable levels of regenerative braking, so it might be worth checking your test car to find out which mode it’s in. This undated photo provided by GM shows the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt, an electric car that gets 238 miles of range on a charge. (Jessica Lynn Walker/GM via AP) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Conventional wisdom says that EVs are impractical if they don’t deliver the range of a conventional car. The figure that’s often cited is 300 miles.But that’s gas-car logic, says Dan Edmunds, director of vehicle testing for Edmunds and an EV owner. Let’s assume this is your second car, as is most often the case. If you plug in overnight with a Level 2 home charger, all you need is a car capable of meeting your daily driving needs. More range requires bigger batteries, and they raise the price of the car significantly.Here are some affordable EVs that deliver 100 miles or more on a charge (prices include destination fees): the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt (238 miles, $37,495); the 2018 Nissan Leaf (151 miles, $30,875); the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (124 miles, $30,385); and the 2018 Kia Soul EV (111 miles, $33,145). This undated photo provided by Hyundai shows the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric, an affordable electric car that gets 124 miles of range on a charge. (Hyundai North America via AP) This undated photo provided by Nissan shows the 2018 Nissan Leaf. The Leaf has been on the market since 2011 and has received a full redesign for 2018. The Leaf gets 151 miles of range. (Nissan North America via AP) CHECK OUT INCENTIVES AND TAX CREDITSWhile there are lots of incentives and rebates for EV buyers, the federal EV tax credit of up to $7,500 gets the most attention.This credit, however, begins to phase out after manufacturers sell 200,000 qualifying EVs. Tesla hit its 200,000 mark in July, so you would have to take delivery of a Tesla vehicle by December to be eligible for the full credit. GM is expected to sell its 200,000th qualifying car early next year, so Chevrolet Bolt buyers should be poised to act soon, too.Remember that the federal credit is not a discount or rebate. You have to qualify for a car loan and make payments based on the full amount, then file for the credit on your return. CONSIDER LEASINGA way to avoid the tax-credit hassle is to lease the EV. When you do that, the dealer takes the tax credit and applies the savings to your deal.Leasing also shields you from the tendency of electric vehicles to lose more value than conventional cars. Some of the factors depressing EV prices include heavy new-vehicle incentives, low demand and the rapid pace of technological advancements, making new models more attractive.Edmunds says: EVs are steadily becoming more amenable to everyday use. But it’s still vital to study up before you buy or lease one. Citation: How to shop for an electric car (2018, September 26) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-electric-car.html Even though electric vehicles account for just a fraction of overall car sales, they are slowly gaining favor with buyers, particularly as second cars for daily commuting. This undated photo provided by Kia shows the 2018 Kia Soul EV, an electric car that gets 111 miles of range on a charge. (Kia Motors America via AP) Electric cars have benefits, but likely won’t save you money While you’re researching EVs, you’ll deal with the usual considerations, including price, comfort, cargo space and handling. Edmunds’ Best Electric Cars guide can streamline the research.Shopping for an EV also means rethinking your approach to refueling and how far the car can travel between charges. And you’ll need to learn about charging, electric rate plans, and EV incentives and rebates. It’s manageable, though. You’ll find online resources from carmakers, utility companies, EV owner forums, government agencies and EV advocates such as Plug In America.PLAN FOR CHARGINGMost EV owners charge at home. To power up faster, invest in 240-volt, Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).Dealerships can set you up with both the EVSE and installation, or you can shop online and possibly get a better deal. An average cost for the system and professional installation is about $1,750, but it varies by region as well as the specific location of your electrical panel. This figure doesn’t include the cost of any permits or upgrades that your electric service might need. Get estimates of these costs before you finalize your car deal. A good source for home charger information is GoElectricDrive.org.Visit your utility company’s website to see what charging plan will work best for you. Utilities in areas that are popular for EVs have plans that make charging affordable.RETHINK RANGE Explore furtherlast_img read more

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