“I was just itching to get on but you have to be as patient as you can be,” he told LFCTV GO. “Football can be fantastic when you are playing week in, week out, but the toughest times are when you are not starting every week. “It is important you keep that strong mentality as it is important you are positive around the group. “I come in every day with a smile on my face because I know I’m working with good people and fantastic players. “I try my best not to leave the training pitch without knowing that I’ve improved some part of my game, whether it’s speed, tactical or technical. “It’s important that I work hard every day to become the best I can be for myself and for Liverpool. “It’s always important that even if you’re on the bench or not starting games, you’re always ready to be called upon.” Press Association Liverpool striker Danny Ings is having to be patient as he waits for his competitive debut after being denied his first appearance by Philippe Coutinho’s wonder strike. The summer signing from Burnley had been given the nod to come on by manager Brendan Rodgers at Stoke last weekend, but as the 23-year-old warmed up his Brazilian team-mate he was due to replace smashed in a brilliant winner. Ings was told to sit down again and so the only action the England Under-21 international has seen since the season started was in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Welsh side TNS at the club’s Melwood training ground this week, in which he scored.
MANCHESTER: England fast bowler Chris Woakes on Monday stated he doesn’t mind being the team’s unsung hero as long as he keeps performing for the national team.Woakes was the second-highest wicket-taker in the recently-concluded #raisethebat Test series against West Indies but veteran fast-bowler Stuart Broad’s Man of the Series performance overshadowed him. Former captain Alec Stewart had earlier said Woakes has been England’s unsung hero on home soil for a while now and his performances go unnoticed. Woakes, however, stated it doesn’t matter to him if he gets the plaudits or not and just wants go about his business. “I honestly really don’t mind. I’m not one for being centre of attention,” he told reporters as per Sky Sports. “Don’t get me wrong, I want to go out on the field and perform and I want to make match-winning performances for England but it really doesn’t bother me if I’m first choice to write about or not, to be brutally honest. “My stats have been mentioned and they’re very good in England, I want to keep working on those, keep improving on them and making them as good as they can be. “At my age and where I am now at 31, it’s unlikely that I’m going to go on and get 500 Test wickets like Jimmy and Broady but I still want to go on and get as many as I can individually. “I still feel like I can provide really good services to England for many more years to come so I’m happy with how it works and as long as I continue to be able to represent England then I’ll be happy,” he added. Woakes is part of the unchanged England squad that will take on Pakistan in a series involving three Tests and as many T20Is. The first Test begins at Old Trafford on Wednesday. IANS Also watch: #NewsMakers: Being LGBTQ+ A Curse?
Update on the latest sports July 18, 2020 Associated Press BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to take pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix. It’s Hamilton’s second straight pole this season and record-extending 90th of his Formula One career.He was 0.107 seconds quicker than Bottas and 0.93 faster than Racing Point driver Lance Stroll.Hamilton has won seven times at the Hungaroring. The veteran British driver needs one more to equal F1 great Michael Schumacher’s single-track record of eight wins, when the French GP was held at Magny-Cours.HORSE RACING-HASKELLDr Post wins Haskell States Rahm shines while co-leaders struggle at MemorialDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The fast greens were to Jon Rahm’s liking Saturday as he took over the Memorial lead at Muirfield Village.Rahm began play one shot back before carding a 68, while previous co-leaders Ryan Palmer and Tony Finau (FEE’-now) shot 73. Rahm now enjoys a four-shot edge heading into Sunday’s final round. He took control with four straight birdies on the back nine before closing with consecutive pars.Danny Willett is alone in fourth place, six shots back and one ahead of Jason Day and Henrik Norlander. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSCanada won’t give Blue Jays exemption to play in TorontoUNDATED (AP) — There will be no Major League Baseball action in Canada this year. The Canadian government has turned down the Blue Jays’ request for an exemption that would have allowed them to play regular-season games in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. .Major League Baseball needed an exemption to a requirement that anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days. The team had previously been given clearance by city and provincial governments to play regular-season games at Toronto’s Rogers Centre but needed approval from Canada’s federal government.In a statement, Canada’s immigration minister said the government determined that the cross-border travel required for regular-season play “would not adequately protect Canadians’ health and safety.”The team’s alternate site for home games is its training facility in Dunedin (duh-NEE’-dihn), Florida, one of the states hardest-hit by the virus. Players have said they preferred to play in Toronto.The team said it is in the process of finalizing a home location for the season. Tiger Woods shot a 71 after barely making Friday’s cut. He’s 10 strokes back.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNFL tells teams training camps will open on timeUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has informed teams their training camps will open on time.League executive Troy Vincent sent a memo to general managers and head coaches on Saturday informing them rookies are to report by Tuesday, quarterbacks and injured players by Thursday and all other players should arrive by July 28. The league and the NFL Players Association are still discussing testing for the coronavirus and other health and safety protocols. Union leadership expressed several concerns in a 90-minute conference call with reporters Friday.However, under the collective bargaining agreement, the NFL can impose report dates.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has confirmed that Eric Bledsoe tested positive for COVID-19, and remains cautiously optimistic the veteran point guard will be ready for the restart of the season. The coach’s comments came one day after multiple reports indicated that Bledsoe said he had tested positive but was asymptomatic.— The first exhibition games of the NBA restart will go a little more quickly than usual as players become acclimated to competition following the suspension of the season. The NBA is tweaking the rules for those initial matchups, going with 10-minute quarters instead of the usual 12 minutes. Bubba Wallace wrecked out of the race after he was turned from behind by Michael McDowell as they raced nose to tail with William Byron. An irritated Wallace was later seen walking away after the damaged bumper was deposited at McDowell’s team hauler.McDowell’s team retrieved the bumper and the driver put it in an on-line auction to raise money for Motor Racing Outreach, a Christian ministry. The bid price was over $15,000 by Saturday afternoon. — Edmonton Oilers defenseman Caleb Jones says he tested positive for the coronavirus before training camp. Jones said he completed his 14 days of isolation before camp started, but was held out of main sessions for the first three days as he tried to get himself back up to speed. Toronto’s Auston Matthews is the only other NHL player to acknowledge a positive test in a media interview.— Arizona has three positive coronavirus tests among 83 football players still on campus for voluntary offseason workouts. Two were asymptomatic and all three entered department protocols for self-isolation. Arizona has performed 366 test encounters including PCR, antigen and antibody testing among the players already on campus before the school paused bringing additional student-athletes to campus earlier this month.— There will be fans in the massive grandstands at Texas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend. Sunday’s race will be the first major sporting event in Texas in more than four months to allow spectators. It could be one of the largest gatherings of any kind in the state since the start of the pandemic. A state-approved plan would allow 50% capacity Sunday at the track with about 135,000 seats, but the crowd is expected to be closer to the 20,000 that attended this week’s All-Star race at Bristol.F1-HUNGARIAN GPHamilton takes Hungarian GP pole position ahead of Bottas OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Dr Post surprisingly took the lead at the start and held off a late challenge by Ny Traffic to capture the $1 million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park.Ridden magnificently by Joe Brave in his first ride on the colt, Dr Post covered the 11/8 mile Grade 1 stakes in 1:50.46. The win was the third in four starts this year for the Todd Pletcher-trained colt, with his only loss coming against Tiz the Law in the Belmont Stakes last month.Odds-on favorite Authentic finished a disappointing third in failing to give trainer Bob Baffert his record-extending ninth win in the event.RUSSIA-FIGURE SKATER DEATHFormer world junior skating champion Alexandrovskaya dies In other MLB news:— Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) isn’t sure if he’ll be ready for Thursday’s season opener after missing much of preseason camp because of a positive coronavirus test. LeMahieu finally reported to camp this week after testing positive at his home in Michigan last month. The three-time Gold Glove winner participated in his first practice Friday.— Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. has rejoined the Orioles after missing the start of summer camp following a positive test for the coronavirus. Smith hopes to be ready to play in Baltimore’s opener at Boston on July 24. He tested positive when camp opened early this month. — Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is going on the 45-day injured list because of a strained right forearm. Manager Ron Gardenhire said the right-hander doesn’t need surgery and could return at the end of this abbreviated season. He went 1-13 with a 6.91 ERA last year and has struggled to stay healthy while with the Tigers.PGA-MEMORIAL SYDNEY (AP) — Former world junior pairs figure skating champion Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya has died. The Australian Olympic Committee says the 20-year-old died Friday in Moscow. The cause of death wasn’t disclosed. Alexandrovskaya obtained Australian citizenship and competed for her adopted country in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics with skating partner Harley Windsor. The pair won the 2017 world junior title.NASCAR-WALLACE-BUMPERWallace bumper auctioned off by rival driverFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A charity will become the benefactor of a wreck during NASCAR’s qualifying race for Wednesday’s All-Star event at Bristol.
(CMC) – WEST Indies required just over an hour to thrash Afghanistan by nine wickets here early Friday and post an emphatic victory in the one-off Test at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Stadium.The Caribbean side nabbed the last three Afghan wickets for 11 runs with fast-bowling captain Jason Holder accounting for all, as the home side’s second innings folded for 120.Set 31 for victory, West Indies lost out-of-form opener Kraigg Brathwaite cheaply for eight before overhauling their target off 38 deliveries.Left-handed opener John Campbell finished on a 16-ball unbeaten 19 which included four fours, the last of which was a belligerent punch over mid-off off left-arm spinner Amir Hamza to end the contest.“We played a really good cricket game, and we were clinical. I asked the guys to make sure we don’t leave any stones unturned,” Holder said afterwards.“Probably (we) would have liked a little bit more in our first innings in terms of our batting, but we had a lead of 90. I think leads win games. Once you have a hefty lead, it puts pressure on the opposition.”Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall, who on Thursday became the first West Indies spinner to claim a 10-wicket match-haul on the subcontinent, was voted Man-of-the-Match.Playing in only his second Test, he snatched seven wickets in the first innings to rout Afghanistan for 187 and then picked up another three wickets in the second innings to wipe out the hosts’ top order.Kraigg Brathwaite works one on the leg side. (AFP)“Great credit to Rahkeem, he was outstanding throughout the match and did everything we asked of him,” Holder noted.“He’s new to Test cricket, this is just his second match and first away from home, and bowled an exceptional spell in the first innings and then backed it up really well in the second innings, supported by the other bowlers.”Resuming on 109 for seven – a lead of 19 runs – Afghanistan lost captain Rashid Khan in the second over of the day when he edged a defensive stroke at Holder’s first ball of the morning, and was caught at the wicket.Wicketkeeper Afsar Zazai (7) and tail-ender Yamin Ahmadzai (1) resisted briefly before Holder (3-20) knocked them over in successive overs. First, he removed Ahmadzai’s off stump and then found Zazai’s outside edge for wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich to complete formalities.Brathwaite’s slump in international form then continued when he gloved Hamza through to Zazai in the fifth over. The right-hander has scored only 67 runs from his last eight Test innings at an average of eight.Campbell endured no such horrors and finished the game quickly for the Windies.
BRYAN FAUST/Herald photoWhen No. 10 Wisconsin beat Buffalo 35-3 Saturday, five different Badgers found the end zone in UW’s regular season finale. It was the picture of offensive balance.Fitting, because when UW head coach Bret Bielema’s weekly nominations for Badger MVPs are totaled up, there is not one offensive leader. In fact, six different Wisconsin players each won offensive MVP of the week honors twice.John Stocco, Andy Crooks, Luke Swan, Paul Hubbard and Marcus Coleman each earned their second nominations in order, beginning with the Minnesota game Oct. 14. Then, with his five-catch, 135-yard performance against Buffalo, Travis Beckum made it a six-pack with his second selection of the year.”He continued to show us how his abilities can affect a ball game,” Bielema said at his Monday press conference. “Especially with our second-string quarterback in there, with Tyler Donovan, the way they were able to connect and make some positive yardage.”Mark Zalewski’s hard-nosed play and his vocal leadership, with the Bulls threatening to score at one point, earned him his fourth defensive MVP spot, leading his unit in that category.”I thought he kind of took the game over there at one particular point on that goal-line stand,” Bielema said. “It spoke volumes of his play.”Ken DeBauche earned his second special teams MVP nomination with his 45.8 yard per punt average on four boots, but kicker Taylor Mehlhaff stole the show over the course of the season, earning five weekly selections.”Kenny DeBauche had a kill inside the five as well as the long punt that really changed field position early in the game,” Bielema said.Jerry Butler was offensive scout team MVP and Kirk DeCremer was the defensive scout team player of the week. Both Butler and DeCremer earned their third selections this week, and each led his respective unit in the category in 2006.Wishful thinkingSeveral players disparagingly voiced their opinions about being pushed out of the BCS by that pesky rule that allows no more than two teams from any conference to play in one of the five major bowl games.Bielema was nonchalant in reacting to comments from players like Jack Ikegwuonu and Joe Monty, saying in their own way that they wish they could get another shot at Michigan or that they’re still holding on to the slimmest of hopes that Wisconsin could slide into the Rose Bowl.”They probably responded because you asked them,” Bielema said of his players reflecting on their only loss of the season, a 27-13 defeat at Michigan Sept. 23. “But you know what? … I think we are greatly improved.”With all the success that came from Wisconsin’s many unknowns — new coach, new coaching staff, new offensive core — Bielema admitted it’s easy to pick out the one period of play the Badgers would love to have back from the 2006 season.”It’d be a natural reaction to, you know, what’s the one thing that you may look upon during the past year that you could change,” Bielema said. “Obviously the second half of the Michigan game jumps out in everybody’s mind.”Coach of the year?There have been murmurs that Bielema should receive strong consideration for Big Ten Coach of the Year for his efforts in the 2006 season.When asked about his vote for the prestigious honor, Bielema named Ohio State coach Jim Tressel as his choice, as the Buckeyes coach led his top-ranked squad to an unblemished regular season, capped by Saturday’s momentous defeat of rival No. 2 Michigan.”I think what he’s been able to do this year and then show through on Saturday what he did [has been great],” Bielema said of Tressel, whose Ohio State team is expected to participate as the favored squad in the BCS Championship Game in Glendale, Ariz. on Jan. 8.Bielema said if he were to win the award, all the praise would have to go to his assistant coaches, the players and everyone else associated with UW’s program.”If I receive that award … it’s really an indication of what our staff and what our team has been able to do,” Bielema said. “When it was brought to our attention that we won 10 games for the first time in the amount of time that we did in the Big Ten Conference, I know I wasn’t the only guy [doing the job]. We did it with a group and a team that was able to go out there and accomplish that.”Sit back and relaxWith the next five weeks off from game play, Bielema said he is looking forward to enjoying the upcoming three weekends of college football, as a wide selection of games with BCS implications will be played out before the bowl season begins.”You betcha I’m excited,” Bielema said. “I’m a sports fan. Like I said last week, I went back and watched that Ohio State-Michigan game and saw a great contest amongst two great teams.” But it’s not just college football that intrigues Bielema in the first week after the conclusion of his regular season. Bielema also expressed his excitement for the chance to show support for other Wisconsin programs.”I’m going to go to the women’s game tonight at [7 p.m.] and watch a good women’s basketball team play,” said Bielema, who attended the Wisconsin women’s basketball game against UW-Milwaukee Monday night. “So it’s kind of nice to sit back for a couple weeks, know that there’s a couple teams out there that have some games and sit back on Saturday and watch them work a little bit.”
In an effort to establish an innovative academic program in the Middle East, the USC School of Cinematic Arts has officially reached an agreement to work with Effat University in Saudi Arabia for the development of an academic program in Media and Digital Production, SCA announced Tuesday.Digital · A collaboration between USC’s Institute of Multimedia Literacy and Effat University in Saudi Arabia aims to increase media literacy through a new program. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanUSC has started the process of undergoing a major project on implementing media programs in Saudi Arabia, culminating in the announcement to collaborate with Effat University, an all-female school located in the heart of Saudi Arabia.Beginning in September 2013, USC’s Institute for Multimedia Literacy will lead the project, developing the program’s curriculum. According to a statement from the School of Cinematic Arts, both USC and Effat “will work hand-in-hand to train mediamakers in the use of the moving image to convey stories, experiences and information to advance the scholarship of news media.”IML Academic Director Holly Willis said the prospective program began when representatives of Effat University contacted USC about pursuing a curriculum in relation to the evolving digital age.“They were interested in pursuing a curriculum that would not only be a mix of digital story-telling and journalism, but also thinking more broadly about digital media, including game design and immersive media,” Willis said.Willis explained that the mission of this collaboration is to help people abroad become more digitally literate, especially at a time when technology is booming.“The main goal of the program is to create an undergraduate curriculum for the women who attend Effat University in order to help the students become skilled in communicating with diverse forms of media,” Willis said.Echoing Willis, USC’s Alan Baker, associate dean for international projects, said the program’s main purpose is to train students to get more practical digital media experience.“The primary goal is to train the young women in various areas of multimedia so that they will have professional opportunities when they graduate,” Baker said. “It will give them an enormous amount of skills that they could use to work in a variety of areas in both electronic and print media.”Effat University has welcomed the collaboration with open arms. Her Royal Highness Princess Lolowah bint Faisal Al Saud explained the significance of this collaboration as a vitally important step forward in keeping up with the digital age, according to a press release.“It is very important to us, as a very old country, to be working with something new. We have boosted education to a very high level and I know how important this is to the future,” Al Saud said.Many USC students were equally excited about collaborating with an all-female school.“I think it’s awesome,” Elizabeth Sebastian, a sophomore majoring in critical studies, said. “This says so much about how women are just as important and talented as men and are just as helpful in society.”Shannon Currie, a junior majoring in psychology with a minor in cinematic arts, however, had concerns about safety but believes USC has taken that factor into consideration.“I trust that USC established a program that is safe and thought-out,” Currie said.“I don’t think they’d do something like this unless they’ve gotten the grasp of what the ramifications would be.”These concerns, however, remain an issue for the school, as journalism can often carry negative connotations in the Middle East.An expert in the politics and culture of the Middle East, professor of international relations Laurie Brand, emphasized the concerns USC must take into consideration to preserve academic freedom for the program’s students and faculty.“There aren’t as many protections for students and faculty over there as compared to here,” Brand said. “Academic freedom in the region is tentative at best.”At this early point of developing the program, however, administrators are focused on developing the curriculum for the women of Effat University.Willis said they hope to forge an innovative collaboration where both students and faculty gain from the two-way communication between USC and Effat University.“We’re learning as much from our students in the sense of global leadership as they’re learning from us,” said Willis.
Seven dogs were airlifted out of Bermuda to the United States late Tuesday, after the Bermuda government intervened in finding them new homes rather than allow them to be put down.The rescue mission for the dogs – all pitbulls, came after Home Affairs’ Walton Brown contacted an American animal charity. Breeding pit bulls has been illegal in Bermuda since 2003.“All of these dogs are illegal dogs and have come into our custody over the past few months. They are all pit bull-type dogs and therefore a prohibited breed which cannot be rehomed locally. We will assess how this method works and go from there,” Brown said in a statement on Wednesday.“I think it would be very helpful to have this avenue to export animals going forward. It’s been an incredible team effort to save these dogs. The dog wardens have worked tirelessly to care for these dogs since they came into their care.“They handled the daily care of the dogs, the vaccinations, securing the transport crates, socialising some of the dogs and preparing the dogs for transportation,” he said.The mercy flight came as a result of a partnership between the Ministry of Home Affairs and Angels Helping Animals, a Massachusetts-based animal rescue organisation.Brown contacted the charity several months ago owing to a growing number of prohibited dogs held by the island’s animal wardens.A Home Affairs Ministry spokeswoman said that evacuating dogs is an expensive venture and that the Angels Helping Animals had pledged to cover the costs with the help of donations and the work of volunteers in Bermuda and the United States.
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Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down Small Town Boy · 235 weeks ago The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas sounds nice and all, but you failed to really explain how it works. Knowing the savings that other States might or might not have had is an interesting selling point, but I’m more interested in the “nuts and bolts.” Can Kim Moore provide the best resource for that information (besides just a personal phone and e-mail)? I have a su****ion that others might want to know, as well. Report Reply 0 replies · active 235 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Turkeyleg Jones · 235 weeks ago One should watch out for Trojan Horses, they’z nice on the outside but it’z what comes out of it that stinks. Sounds like the republiecons want to help certain hospitals recapture their Medicare cuts thru a new unknown money supply. Then if you notice, they talk of Medicaid, which is for low income people. Totally different from Medicare. People on Medicare can buy a supplement policy that will cover the Medicare cuts and what doctors charge, not so with Medicaid. One should also ask which one of these it will help, ask if this thing will even cover poor people with any healthcare or are they just trying to give certain hospitals a few bucks to keep open a week longer. Then they can say, “Hey! look’y at what we did helping the poor.” This thing already smells. Report Reply 0 replies · active 235 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Guest · 235 weeks ago Can the hospital become a “trauma center”, or is there only one per county Report Reply 0 replies · active 235 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 235 weeks ago My dad was penalized for not having health insurance but when he tried to get it they said he didn’t make enough money. How does that make sense? Also hasn’t Brownback blocked Medicaid? As a retired individual with diabetes and someone who can’t get medicaid because Brownback denied it from the federal government what is he supposed to do if he gets sick. What really upsets me is they send him a penalty bill as if he could afford to pay that either. Banks rob us all every day with ATM fees and overdraft charges. Something like 33 billion dollars was generated by banks last year from overdraft fees. Think about that for a second. 33 billion dollars were taken from every day citizens who didn’t have any money to give. We need a economic boom and we need it fast! Report Reply 1 reply · active 235 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Turkeyleg · 235 weeks ago Thats part of the republiecon scam. How did you like the 25 dollar limit on each welfare transaction. I’m not sure what the ATM charge is, but if it’s 2 bucks per transaction, that adds up. Thats money going back the bankers. Who in-turn buy politicians. I was brought up, “Want to make a banker mad, PAY CASH!” Want to here a good one, Brownback and his bud’z want to postpone any KPERS payment for a few years so he can pay bills. Then after Brownback is gone the taxpayers will have to pay KPERS the postponed payments plus 8 points. What a deal! But back to your problem, people are not voting. When only 35 to 40 percent of people are voting bad things happens. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Commentary by Kim Moore, President, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund â€” New legislation titled “The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas” program would make health insurance affordable for hardworking Kansas people with low incomes. It provides a bridge from public assistance into the private market over time by promoting personal responsibility and accountability.This new Kansas solution is not Obamacare. It is centered on our values of hard work and personal responsibility â€“ a solution that does not leave those in need without health care coverage. The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas is not only good for 150,000 Kansans; it also is good for Kansas taxpayers, businesses and the economy.Opponents of expansion tend to use the term â€œable-bodiedâ€ to describe a population they imply does not deserve access to health insurance. These are our bus drivers, child care workers, medical assistants, dishwashers, housekeepers, landscapers, fast food workers, college students and single parents staying home with young children. They are a vulnerable population, too, and to suggest otherwise because they are â€œable-bodiedâ€ is incorrect.Medicaid is not a perfect system, and even with KanCare reforms, it still needs improvement. The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas provides another opportunity to improve our public health insurance options. Thankfully, state Medicaid support is an area where historically the federal government has not cut unilaterally. In Medicaidâ€™s 50-year existence, no stateâ€™s matching rate has fallen below 50 percent.Â Moreover, the legislation provides for eliminating the program if the federal support is reduced.This new program is budget neutral and does not require use of State General Funds. In fact, according to independent, third-party analysis which Kansas health grantmakers Â funded, it is more likely to produce a net financial gain for Kansas. The state cost for the program would be only $32 million, which is more than paid for by additional revenues and savings of up to $178 million in 2017. In 2018, the state costs would be $40 million, while revenues and savings would jump to $218 million.Many statistics about other states and their expansion experiences get thrown around. One benefit of expanding late is that we can see the real effects of expansion, which have been positive.Â Ohio and Kentucky had more people enroll than originally anticipated, which actually benefited them According to the state of Ohio, its 2015 Medicaid budget spent $1.9 billion less than anticipated. In Kentucky, having more enrollees meant more savings for the state. In their fiscal year 2014, they saved $2.4 million on medically needy enrollees alone. Indiana, which recently shared results of its Healthy Indiana Plan with Kansans at a meeting I attended, reported the plan is financially viable and has successfully raised reimbursement rates in its Medicaid expansion to the same level as Medicare reimbursements.Rep. Hoffman expressed concern for his local hospitals, and we share those concerns.Â Â United Methodist Health Ministry Fund is working with seven rural hospitals right now on developing more sustainable health care systems and encouraging development of new models of health care delivery.Â Â The deficit in revenue support for rural health care systems is, however, a fundamental problem.Â Â The good news, according to KDHE estimates, is that The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas would benefit Sumner Regional Medical Center by providing more than $583,000 additional revenue per year. That hospital and others can recapture some of the revenue lost by Medicare cuts through this new Kansas specific legislation.Kansas health care is important, and we all want to see rural health care providers succeed by providing the right care, in the right setting, at the right time. Further delays in action to develop a financial solution for health care coverage for 150,000 Kansans and secure needed revenue for those providers are unnecessary and endanger the livelihoods of citizens and providers. Â Surely, we can arrive at a uniquely Kansas solution that supports rural providers, enhances the Kansas economy, and provides a path to personal responsibility and better health for Kansans in need.â€”â€”â€”Kim Moore isÂ President of theÂ United Methodist Health Ministry Fund inÂ Hutchinson. She can be contacted atÂ 620-662-8586 or e-mail her atÂ email@example.com. He can also be contacted at Kim Moore,Â 100 E. First, P.O. Box 1384,Â Hutchinson, Kans. Â 67504-1384Follow us on Twitter.
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“He came in and said ‘I’ve got a player for you, he’s a real problem in France but he’s really talented and he’d be perfect for your club’. I said ‘look, Michel, I’m fighting fires here at the moment, I’m trying to get some people out of the door that are resisting, I’m fighting a dressing room here. The last thing I need is another controversial figure’.”Eric of course then came over on trial with Sheffield Wednesday, then signed for Leeds and the rest is history. When he went to United, it was a young team and young players need someone like that on the pitch to look up to. I think Eric was certainly one of them.”Cantona made 185 appearances for United, helping them to four Premier League titles and two FA Cup triumphs. Michel Platini, who was manager of Les Bleus at the time, informed Souness after the contest that he was looking to find Cantona a suitable stage on which to showcase his talent.Clubs in England were sounded out, with Leeds eventually taking a calculated risk on the mercurial forward in January 1992 after he had previously had a trial spell at Sheffield Wednesday.Cantona spent less than 12 months at Elland Road before being taken to Old Trafford, with five memorable seasons spent with the Red Devils as he helped Sir Alex Ferguson’s side to become the dominant force in English football.Souness could have prevented that from happening, but the Scot has been left to reflect on what might have been.He told Sky Sports: “I was manager of Liverpool and we played Auxerre in the Cup Winners’ Cup and we lost 2-0 away, we came back and beat them 3-0.”After the game, Terry Littlewood, who used to look after the players’ lounge and my lounge, security-wise, knocked on my door and said there’s a pal outside, he’s a good friend of yours and he wants to speak to you.”I said ‘who is it?’ and he said ‘it’s Michel Platini’. Not a close pal of mine, the only time I had come in contact with him was when I played against him when I was in Italy. Former Liverpool boss Graeme Souness has revealed that he passed up the chance to take Eric Cantona to Anfield and prevent him from becoming a legend for arch-rivals Manchester United.The enigmatic talent had burned his bridges in his native France following Liverpool’s clash with Auxerre in 1991.