Dr. Bucshon’s Statement on Governor Holcomb’s Letter on AHCA

first_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and seven other governors sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan today in support of the American Health Care Act. The governors cited the flexibility granted to states to cover their unique Medicaid populations and the Patient and State Stability Fund, which will help states stabilize insurance markets and cover vulnerable patients.Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement regarding the letter:“The American Health Care Act provides states the type of flexibility within Medicaid that conservatives have championed for years,” said Bucshon. “This legislation operates on the premise that states like Indiana are better equipped to make decisions regarding their unique patient populations than unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. Additionally, the Patient and State Flexibility Fund will provide significant funding to help states stabilize the insurance markets and lower costs for patients. I’m happy to see Governor Holcomb support this common-sense bill.”The letter can be found here: https://twitter.com/RepLarryBucshon/status/845017469072814080.Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his third term representing Indiana’s 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick countielast_img read more

The cooperation between Booking.com and the Grab platform added fuel to the global race for dominance in the tourism sector

first_imgThe race has started, and it is on this track that new news and “gamechanger” from Booking.com come to us. In any case, the gloves were thrown away, and the race for the huge tourist market began. But the most important thing, the biggest benefit at the end of the whole story, is to get the users themselves who will have a better user experience. The imperative of the mentioned companies is to become a kind of full service for passengers, ie to use as many additional services as possible through one application / service, which complement each other through one trip. From travel, accommodation, public transport, excursions, restaurants, attractions and tourist facilities… all under the slogan one profile, one platform and one unified service. Southeast Asia is visited by 130 million people a year TRIPADVISOR TRANSFORMATION: THE MOST SELLING EXPERIENCES Thus, users of Booking.com’s application will be able to access the services of the Grab platform in Singapore today, in Indonesia and Thailand before the end of the year, and in Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam and the Philippines in early 2020. The question everyone is asking is: Why stay only in the accommodation service, when we can use our power and large customer base and offer a much wider range of services to travelers. As a result, they all become direct competitors with each other and enter “someone else’s” yard. The gloves are thrown away. For the first time, the company is trying to offer on-demand transport, and with this move will connect international travelers visiting Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines with drivers through an application they already know and trust. It will also remove language and currency barriers that can deter many visitors from using the services of local carriers. By the way, Grab is the leading provider of on-demand transportation services in Asia (Asian “Uber”) and is also the owner of the most famous mobile application in Southeast Asia. Today, the Grab app has more than 152 million mobile downloads and gives users access to over 9 million drivers, retailers and resellers. Grab also has the largest number of land transport drivers in the region, and since its founding in 2012, it has recorded 3 billion trips. Grab also offers the widest selection of on-demand transportation services in the region, and also offers a range of food and package delivery services, in 336 cities in eight states. This initiative synergistically unites the strengths of the two leading companies in the field of technology and travel and marks the first collaboration of Grab with a global online brand in the field of travel from the west with the aim of creating a local experience. AIRBNB FOR NOW REFUSES TO PARTICIPATE IN A NEW ACCOMMODATION RENTAL PROGRAM WITHIN THE GOOGLE SEARCH Bryan Batista, CEO of Booking.com’s transportation department, said: “This time is exciting, people are discovering new ways to explore the world around them. Both we and Grab are pleased to push the boundaries by bringing together our unique strengths to provide added value and provide passengers with real, tangible benefits. Our mission is as simple as it is ambitious, we make it easy for everyone to explore the world. Guided by this, we will continue to test and develop innovative products. By providing our customers with intuitive technology solutions, we give them the freedom to explore, with more choice and personalization than ever before.” AIRBNB ABOLISHES GUESTS FEES TO MAKE MORE COMPETITIVE TO BOOKING It was only a matter of time before these technology giants and leaders in their sectors would use their power to embark on a much larger portion of the tourism pie that is growing year by year. RELATED NEWS: If you are not up to date, read a couple of related news on this topic, attached below. VIDEO: Announcement of cooperation between Booking.com and Grab / Photo: Booking.com AIRBNB AND 23ANDME ASSOCIATE TO POPULARIZE GENEALOGICAL TRIPS GOOGLE BECOMES A STRONGER PLAYER ON THE STAGE OF ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCIES GOOGLE INTRODUCES PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION RENTAL OPTION WITHIN ITS HOTEL RESERVATION APPLICATION BOOKING.COM ENTERS IN PARTNERSHIP TO ENABLE FLIGHT RESERVATIONS IN 7 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES TRIPADVISOR PLANS TO INTRODUCE A LOYALTY PROGRAM TO WIN THE BATTLE AGAINST GOOGLE TRAVEL Interestingly, 70% of the world’s on-demand transport activities take place in Asia, and Southeast Asia and its love of mobile technology are the logical ground for a new challenge of on-demand transport. WiFi networks are already more or less ubiquitous in this region, and smartphone use is projected to triple before the end of 2021. Namely, booking.com, in cooperation with the Grab platform, is introducing an on-demand transport service, giving users of Booking.com’s application access to the largest selection of drivers in 8 Southeast Asian countries. The integration of transportation services, at the request of the Grab platform, into Booking.com’s application is part of a broader strategic partnership between Booking Holdings and Grab. Booking Holdings is investing in Grab, and Grab, in collaboration with Agoda and Booking.com, has introduced hotel reservations directly in its app. HOTELTONIGHT APPLICATION BECAME PART OF AIRBNB Southeast Asia is visited by 130 million people a year, and the collaboration between Booking.com and Grab will provide them with the tools they need to travel as locals, from cashless payments through apps in users’ currencies that are critical to tourists, driver safety. customer service in the language of the user and most importantly all-in-one service – accommodation booking and taxi services through one platform. In the past year, an intense and large global race has begun between Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and Google, which have begun to expand the range of their travel services to their customers. Booking.com users can already pre-book taxis in more than 120 countries and rent vehicles in more than 160 countries. Also, although it is still a pilot project, they can purchase and use public transport tickets in six European and Australian cities via the Booking.com app. Collaboration of Booking.com and the Grab platform BOOKING.COM LAUNCHES INDEPENDENT RESERVATION AND ATTRACTIONS WITHOUT THE NEED FOR PREVIOUS HOTEL ROOM RESERVATION BOOKING.COM LAUNCHES BOOKINGSUITE APP STORE. GAME CHANGER IN THE TOURISM SECTORlast_img read more

Dredger Laura Busy at Port of Siuslaw

first_imgThe Oregon International Port of Coos Bay and the Port of Siuslaw have partnered to complete dredging at the Port of Siuslaw inner boat basin. The basin has collected sand and silt to a point where some slips were unusable for the commercial and recreational fleet or are only accessible during high tide. Inadequate depth in the marina has also caused damage to dock infrastructure, the Port of Coos Bay said in its release.The dredging project alleviates these challenges by removing approximately 12,000 cubic yards of sediment from the marina, enabling boats to navigate and access slips safely and efficiently.“Dredging is of dire importance to Oregon’s public ports as drivers of economic development,” said David Huntington, Port of Siuslaw Manager. “This is a project that benefits our marina customers, the waterfront environment, and our entire community.”“As the stewards of the state dredge it is important to us to ensure safe navigation throughout Oregon,” added Brandon Collura, Charleston Marina Harbormaster. “I’m proud of the partnerships we have built and the work our team is doing to carry out the project thus far.”  As stewards of the dredge equipment, the Port of Coos Bay takes ownership of all maintenance and operation of the state dredger Laura and her tender Ms. Soco for each dredging project.Since the acquisition of the dredging equipment, the state has helped reduce the cost of dredging in marinas for Oregon ports, allowing smaller ports like the Port of Siuslaw to remain safe and viable.last_img read more

Danny Rednour – Brookville

first_imgCremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave personal memories please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Danny Rednour Danny Rednour, of Brookville, was born on April, 8 1951 in Hamilton, Ohio a son to Pola Earl and Juliette Harris Rednour. He spent his career as a machine operator and previously worked at Deufol in Sunman.  On Friday, May 10, 2019, Danny passed away at Reid Health in Richmond. Those surviving who will cherish his memory include his fiancé, Diana Barnes, three sons, Danny Rednour Jr. of Hamilton, Kasey Rednour of Cincinnati, and Nathan Barnes of Brookville; grandchildren Brianna Vaughan, Thomas Ellis III, and Jessup Rednour; siblings, Pauline, Marjorie, Gary, Norma and Jim as well as several nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Rednour.last_img read more

Sporting de Portugal reduces the staff salary by 40%

first_imgThe Union of Professional Soccer Players (SJPF) has insisted for the last few days that clubs should not apply Temporary Employment Regulation Files (ERTE)but they have to reach agreements with their players to lower salaries by between 20 and 50%, recoverable once the championship begins.Braga has agreed to reduce the salary of its players by 50%, while the Maritime workforce contemplates a 30% reduction for the coming months.At the moment, the only one that has applied an ERTE in the Portuguese first division has been the whole of Belenenses. Sporting de Portugal has decided to reduce by 40% the salary of the entire first-team squad, including that of the coaching staff.As confirmed today by EFE club sources, the players will see their salary reduced during the first three months, waiting for the resumption of the Portuguese League, suspended by the Covid-19 pandemic.Benfica also plans to reduce the players’ salary, Although, for the moment, the negotiations between the staff and the board have not concluded, while Porto has made no progress on this issue, although it is expected that there will also be reductions.last_img read more

Nicholson Of Women’s Soccer Named MVC Defender Of The Week

first_imgST. LOUIS –  Senior Sarah Grace Nicholson (Overland Park, Kan.) of the Drake University women’s soccer team has been selected as the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the MVC office announced Tuesday, Nov. 1. This is the second MVC Defensive Player of the Week award for Nicholson this season. She earned the weekly award after playing every minute in Drake’s two matches last week. Nicholson, the 2015 MVC Defender of the Year, played in 17 matches this year and helped the Bulldogs’ back line record a program-record 11 shutouts. Drake finished the 2016 campaign with a 12-4-3 overall record. The 12 wins are the most for the program since the 2012 season. The Bulldogs won 11 MVC weekly player awards this year.center_img  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more