Governor Jim Douglas announced that Vermont, in partnership with Maine, has been awarded a five year, $11 million federal grant to help establish a national quality system for children s health care through Medicaid and Children s Health Insurance Program. This grant will be used to help states implement and evaluate provider performance measures, health information technologies such as pediatric electronic health records, and other quality improvement initiatives. This is another important step forward for Vermont s health care reform efforts, said Governor Douglas. Improving the health and well-being of our children will save Vermonters money in the long run and, more importantly, keep our state the healthiest in the nation.Federal Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the grant awards, which are funded by the Children s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, on Monday, February 22. Vermont was one of 18 states to win the award. We all have a stake in the health of our nation s children, said Secretary Sebelius. Exploring new technologies and initiatives will help ensure our kids get the high quality care they need and deserve.Vermont and Maine submitted a joint application, with Maine as the lead State. Funding will allow both states to build upon existing strengths to improve health outcomes for the children served by the Medicaid programs and inform best practices for the nation. Vermont will use the grant to expand upon the nationally-recognized Blueprint for Health, which enlists multiple public and private stakeholders, including state government, health care payers, and physicians to improve health care delivery and outcomes. Key to rolling out the Pediatric Blueprint will be adapting the current Health Information Technology infrastructure and developing comprehensive web-based reporting and evaluation tools for use in improving quality of care to the children served by the Medicaid Program. The Office of Vermont Health Access will partner with the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. These grants will test the most current theories of how to improve the quality of care delivered to children, said Cindy Mann, director of the Center for Medicaid and State Operations within CMS. These awards will help create the foundation for a more responsive and effective national system of high quality health care for children.Source: Governor’s office. 2.24.2010###
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FAMILY VALUES AT STAKE FOR COLONEL JOANTRUJILLO OFF TO HOT START AT SANTA ANITAGLORY, GLORY, GLORY HALLELUJAH, ET AL Mike Puype2022310%$103,890 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Martin Pedroza4065515%$211,210 Carla Gaines1432021%$175,155 Flavien Prat1931316%$102,260 George Papaprodromou1022220%$72,670 Joseph Talamo5259610%$402,788 J. Eric Kruljac821025%$73,170 Elvis Trujillo4884417%$431,088 Jack Carava921022%$32,580 A. C. Avila720029%$30,210 Rafael Bejarano531310525%$627,396 Mike Smith3565617%$527,891 Corey Nakatani2963421%$293,286 Richard Mandella1022120%$82,370 Michael Pender932033%$100,290 Gary Stevens1854228%$236,130 Mark Casse2143319%$287,150 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Jerry Hollendorfer3485524%$743,042 (Current Through Saturday, Jan. 10) Kent Desormeaux4084620%$461,508 Peter Miller3476421%$464,796 Victor Espinoza3868316%$451,160 ELVIS IS ‘IN THE BUILDING’ AND HAVING SOLID MEETTom Knust has heard the lines about how “Elvis has left the building” umpteen times.The agent who represents jockey Elvis Trujillo is used to it, same as he’s becoming accustomed to the 30-year-old Panamanian making a mark for himself on the highly competitive Southern California circuit, finishing high in the standings at every meet since the two paired up a couple years ago.Trujillo (yes, his mother named him after The King) scored his second stakes win of the 11-day old meet Saturday when he rode Calculator to an impressive victory in the Grade III Sham Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile. This could be his Derby horse.“He’s got a good combination,” Knust said: “A very sound work ethic and talent as a rider. Put those two things together and you’re going to be successful here.“He rides for Jerry Hollendorfer, Peter Miller and Doug O’Neill, but we also win races for smaller stables, like Bobby Wayne Grayson, Jorge Periban and Rafael Becerra. We’re riding for some good people and we’re very happy with where we’re at right now.”Miller echoed Knust’s sentiments after Trujillo rode 3-5 favorite Calculator to his maiden victory in the Sham, overcoming the risk of a wide trip throughout to score by 4 ¼ lengths.The Equibase chart read: “CALCULATOR five wide into the first turn, stalked outside foes on the backstretch, bid three deep leaving the second turn to gain the lead and won clear under urging.”Added Miller, who also saddled Rock Shandy to finish second and St. Joe Bay to finish fourth in the Sham: “I was very concerned with where Calculator was on the first turn, because it looked like five or six of them were sending, and I said, ‘Oh, no. We’re going to be 10-wide.’“But Elvis saw the same thing and he adjusted and brought the horse back into maybe the three or four path. We had a wide trip, but there’s less trouble out wide.”Through Saturday, Trujillo was tied for second in Santa Anita’s standings with eight victories, five behind perennial leader Rafael Bejarano.GLORY A POPULAR NAME IN THOROUGHBRED RACINGGlory, ridden by 2014 Eclipse Award apprentice jockey finalist Drayden Van Dyke and trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, won a six furlong maiden race Saturday by two lengths in her second career start. Rick Porter (Fox Hill Farms), who raced 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, owns Glory, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of premier sire Tapit.“I figured Glory is a name that surely must have been used before, probably many times, in Thoroughbred racing,” said Jon White, who makes Santa Anita’s morning line and provides pre-race television commentary each race for the track’s simulcast network. “So I checked it out at equibase.com and found they have six Thoroughbreds named Glory listed.“In addition to the Glory who won Saturday, Equibase lists a filly named Glory by the sire Knight foaled in 1993. She never raced. There was another filly named Glory by Coastal foaled in 1983. That filly won once, a maiden race at Philadelphia Park in 1986. That’s filly’s sire, Coastal, won the 1979 Belmont Stakes, with Spectacular Bid having to settle for third when he was attempting to sweep the Triple Crown.“Equibase also has Thoroughbreds named Glory foaled in 2004 in Peru, 1986 in France, and 1978 in Argentina.“I also checked brisnet.com. Brisnet has three more Thoroughbreds named Glory foaled in the United States in 1886, 1922 and 1945. The 1945 foal, a filly by the great sire Bull Lea, was bred by famed Calumet Farm.”White said that he then also checked pedigreequery.com and found four more Thoroughbreds named Glory in Great Britain (foaled in 1919, 1941, 1958 and 1982), two more in Australia (1900 and 2005) and one more each in Argentina (1962), Barbados (1957), Brazil (1958), Chile (1939), Cyprus (1997), France (1910), Germany (1986), Ireland (2002), Italy (1985), Japan (1958), Russia (1900) and Yugoslavia (1999).In all, White found 27 Thorougbreds worldwide named Glory through the years. Neil Drysdale1721312%$140,470 Bob Baffert252548%$319,758 Mark Glatt1953326%$162,776 Doug O’Neill332336%$146,930 FINISH LINES: Should Nick Cafarchia win today’s sixth race with Italian Mirage, it would mark his 100th career win as an owner . . . Agent Brad Pegram reports that Mike Smith rides Top Decile for trainer Al Stahl Jr. in the $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes at a mile and 70 yards at the Fair Grounds this Saturday. Top Decile was second by a half-length in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Nov. 1 to Take Charge Brandi, favored to win an Eclipse Award as Outstanding 2-year-old filly of 2014 when honors are announced, also this Saturday . . . Salvador Iniguez has been banned three days (Jan. 15, 16 and 17) for causing interference board Rock N Bunny in Thursday’s sixth race . . . Veteran jockey Agapito Delgadillo, back from a vacation in Mexico, is expected to resume riding at Santa Anita Friday. He will be represented by agent Joe Griffin, who also has Tiago Pereira . . . Fans can “buck up” on bargain day at Santa Anita next Monday, Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It will be another popular Dollar Day. On-track attendees can enjoy draft beers, hot dogs and sodas for a dollar each. Tyler Baze64821113%$440,908 John Sadler262478%$180,668 Eddie Truman320167%$67,080 Drayden Van Dyke534588%$275,296 COLONEL JOAN TRIES DIRT IN GRADE II LA CANADAColonel Joan makes her first stakes start on dirt when she runs in next Saturday’s Grade II La Canada Stakes for 4-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles.Eoin Harty feels she’ll give a good account of herself.“She works well on the main track,” the trainer said. “I see no reason she won’t be able to handle it . . . she’s by Colonel John and he’s a multiple Grade I winner on the dirt.”Six of Colonel Joan’s 11 career starts have come on turf, including a third-place finish at 37-1 in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf in November 2013.Harty trained Colonel John to win the 2008 Santa Anita Derby. Colonel Joan, a bay filly bred in Kentucky by Phil Owens, is owned by Eoin’s wife, Kathy, and Mark DeDomenico.“My mother-in-law’s name is Joan, so instead of Colonel John, we named the filly after her,” Harty said. “She’s thrilled.”No more so than Eoin and Kathy would be should Colonel Joan win the La Canada. Robertino Diodoro1021120%$35,860 Jeff Bonde1020220%$102,540 Philip D’Amato1523213%$99,960 Steven Miyadi923022%$62,280 Hector Palma721029%$37,460 Peter Eurton2152324%$243,880 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won -30-
PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $39,497 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD EXCEED $500,000; LATE PICK FOUR TO OFFER $750,000 GUARANTEED POOL –30– ARCADIA, Calif. (April 3, 2015)–J. Paul Reddam’s homebred Smoove It rallied strongly from off the pace under Mario Gutierrez to take Friday’s $60,000 Sharp Cat Purse allowance, as the 4-year-old California-bred filly by Square Eddie negotiated 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.66.Off at 5-1 in a field 10 fillies and mares, Smoove It provided her sire, Square Eddie, with his second win on the card and she paid $12.60, $6.80 and $4.20.Trained by Doug O’Neill, Smoove It registered her second win in-a-row down the hill and improved her overall record to 17-4-4-4. With the winner’s share of $46,800, she increased her earnings to $248,980.“She ran great,” said O’Neill. “I think Mario just did a phenomenal job today. He judged the pace well. They were flying early and he was in a perfect spot. When he called on her, she responded great and it was a true credit to Mario, great ride.“I think staying on the hill is a good move. We’ll have to look at what the calendar tells us, but I think she can go a mile, but at the same time, she just seems to love this hill course.Reddam, who owns the California-based Square Eddie, was beaming following the win, as Square Eddie was also the sire of Friday’s fifth race winner, Eddie’s First.“You gotta like that, Square Eddie has had two winners today,” said Reddam. “His first crop (currently 4-year-olds) continues to perform well, even though he was bred to a limited number of mares.”Last in a strung out field after the first quarter mile, Aguafria and Kent Desormeaux rallied for the place, finishing a head in front of early pacesetter Baruta. Off at 8-1, Aguafria paid $8.60 and $5.80.Baruta, who was hustled at all cost by Flavien Prat, was pressured early by O’Neill’s Liza Doolittle Day and set fast fractions of 21.15, 43.44 and 1:06.73. Off at 7-1, Baruta relinquished the lead to the winner a sixteenth of a mile out and paid $6.00 to show.There is a Pick Six carryover of $39,497 into Saturday, Santa Anita Derby Day and it’s expected the total Pick Six pool will exceed $500,000. With 11 races carded, the Pick Six will cover races six through 11. Santa Anita will also offer a guaranteed pool of $750,000 in the Late Pick Four. First post time is early, at 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m.
They’re off and running for Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships 2016. Calabar High will retain the Boys’ Champs title by a 50-60 point margin, while Edwin Allen High will also repeat as Girls Champs winners by an 80-90 point margin. The more difficult call to make will be who will win the stellar Class One boys’ 100-metre event? All things considered, the race should be fast and the winner will be one of Jhevaughn Matherson of Kingston College (KC), Nigel Ellis of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and the St Jago High’s rocket man, Raheem Chambers. This race is Ellis to win. His body of work, but more specifically his 10.20 clocking while running all alone at Western Championships, has quite rightly earned him the favourite’s tag. His blistering top-end speed and aggression over the final 40 metres should render Ellis unbeatable at this level, providing he executes well. Chambers will have to beat them with his strength out of the blocks and hold his form and momentum through to the tape. Due to the minuscule margin for error in this quality field, the St Jago man will have to run a perfect race to win. But Chambers did show signs of returning to his 10.27 best, with a comfortable 10.32 clocking at the recent Carifta Trials. Matherson will be the X-factor in this race. He reminded all and sundry how special an athlete he is with that 10.25 run while easing up and gazing all around the stadium, also at the Carifta Trials. Outside of the sheer class and quality of the Class Three 100m record holder, the dynamics of Matherson wearing the purple of KC cannot be overstated. When it comes to Champs, that energy generated by the constant bellowing of purple support coming from the stands, has discombobulated many opposing athletes over many years. The big question is this: How will Nigel Ellis cope with the ‘purple pressure’ come that final on Friday evening? There is also the burden of expectation on Ellis, not just of winning his first major race at Champs, but also to become the first STETHS athlete to win the prestigious Class One 100-metre event. If Ellis passes those mental tests he will win. He is naturally fastest in the field and with that stunning anchor leg in the mile relay at the Gibson/McCook Relays, he showed that he is not just fast, but also supremely strong. Having listened to him in a couple of interviews, I get the impression that he is quite level-headed, with a near nonchalant dynamic to his easy going, relaxed personality, qualities he will need to cope with those crucial race pressure moments. As is the tradition of this particular event, it will be worth going miles to see. The hope is for a legal headwind of about 1.6 to 1.8 metres per second, which would serve up the necessary conditions for an assault on the 10.12 Champs record by the Anguillan citizen Zharnel Hughes, who competed at Champs for KC. It is quite befitting our legacy in world sprinting that a Jamaican schoolboy retains that record and that honour. All things remaining equal, I predict Ellis to win from Matherson from, Chambers, with the hope being that mother nature will oblige with the necessary conditions for a schoolboy sprinter to dip under 10.10 for the first time in our glorious Champs history.
mike melanson Tags:#New Media#news#Video Services#web Related Posts You guessed it folks, it’s that time again – one more rousing rendition of “Hulu is going to offer a pay service”, this time as told by Peter Kafka of All Things Digital.“Hulu Plus”, as Kafka has called it, would be an additional paid version of the website, not a paywall behind which all content would be hidden, and could be available to as many as 10,000 people starting early next week. The new service would offer “access to a deeper catalog of shows than the free service currently offers, plus the ability to watch it on devices other than a laptop or PC, including Apple’s iPad”, as well as the Sony PlayStation for $9.95 a month. As Kafka notes, the new service could help to assuage fears of network owners such as ABC and Fox, which have content on the site, that Hulu is cutting into their core business. The move, were it to succeed, could also prove that there are other ways (such as subscription models) to sell television content online that were more viable than mere advertising. Already, Viacom pulled the Daily Show and the Colbert Report from Hulu earlier this year because they weren’t earning enough through advertising. According to the last time we wrote about rumors of a Hulu Plus, the five most recent episodes of current shows would be available for free, but older shows would require membership. Surely, Hulu would be doing more than this, right? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In contrast to how poorly the Jazz started the game, Utah dominated from that point with hustle, defense and a combination of long-range shooting and dunks. The Jazz outscored the Bucks 39-14 after the early deficit, with the crescendo coming when Favors got knocked down and then got up and dunked with force while getting fouled. Utah led 53-46 lead at halftime.Antetokounmpo played without restriction at Los Angeles on Friday after sitting out with right knee soreness on Monday at Chicago and being limited to 24 minutes on Wednesday at Sacramento.TIP-INSBucks: Tony Snell appeared to hurt his shoulder badly on a nasty fall in the first half. He punched a chair and kicked a sign in frustration on his way to the locker room, but then returned to the court before halftime. … The Bucks shot 32.6 percent and had 12 turnovers in the first half. … The Bucks shot just 38.5 percent on 3s and 2s.Jazz: Former Jazz greats Darrell Griffith, Mark Eaton and Mehmet Okur all attended the game … Raul Neto missed the game with a tight hamstring. … Utah scored 24 points off 15 Milwaukee turnovers.UP NEXTBucks: Visit Phoenix on Monday.Jazz: Host New Orleans on Monday. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end While Antetokounmpo sat in the fourth quarter, the Jazz went on 17-2 run on the strength of Mitchell’s drives to the basket. It was back and forth the rest of the way.Antetokounmpo relished going against Gobert, the reigning defensive player of the year, in space but also often initiated the offense and played the ball handler role on the pick-and-roll. Antetokounmpo scored or assisted on the first 15 points of a 17-2 spurt as the Bucks extended a 73-71 lead to a 90-73 advantage.Malcolm Brogdon was out with plantar fasciitis and Eric Bledsoe was a late scratch because of a bad back, so Antetokounmpo started at point guard even though he was originally being listed as questionable with right foot soreness.Antetokounmpo powered a 23-4 run bridging the second and third quarters to put the Bucks back in front, 64-57. Time after time, the Greek big man bullied Utah’s vaunted front line as he drove the lane and finished at the rim.Facing one of the tallest lineups in NBA history with the five Bucks averaging more than 6-foot-10, the Jazz fell behind 11-0 and didn’t score until Mitchell hit a pair of free throws with 8:41 left in the first quarter. Lopez had six blocked shots in the first six minutes of the contest as the Bucks led by as many as 14.ADVERTISEMENT Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 43 points and 14 rebounds in 32 minutes, but missed three free throws in the final 10 seconds.On a night during which Rudy Gobert was ineffective, Derrick Favors had 23 points and tied a career best with 18 rebounds. Joe Ingles had 14 points and eight assists for the Jazz, who won their fourth straight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesKhris Middleton scored 29 points and Brook Lopez had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks for the Bucks, whose seven-game winning streak was snapped on the second night of a back-to-back.In an incredible game of runs, the Jazz made the plays down the stretch to outlast the team with the best record in the league. Utah has won 17 consecutive games against the Bucks at home. 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(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell scored a career-high 46 points and led the Utah Jazz from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to a 115-111 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.Mitchell scored 19 in the final 8:10 of the game, including a 28-foot jumper with 43.7 seconds left that put Utah up 111-105. Mitchell could have made the game a bit less suspenseful, but missed two free throws with a three-point lead with 12.7 seconds left. He did make two foul shots with 8.6 seconds remaining, helping seal the win.ADVERTISEMENT
A Jefferson, South Dakota couple is asking for the public’s help to find a lost bike which fell off their car when they left to go back home from RAGBRAI this week.Breanne Demers says she and her husband Jeffrey had to leave Tuesday because of work commitments, and made their way around the bike route on gravel before hitting the highway.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/BIKEGONE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….. the route” ;26She says her husband Jeffrey served three tours in Iraq and the bike has sentimental meaning to him, as he bought it following the final tour.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/BIKEGONE2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………from overseas. ;21They put out a call on Facebook and some biking websites and got a lead on where it may have fallen off from a woman who called them.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/BIKEGONE3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………police department” :17But the bike was gone by the time Creston police were able to check on it.Demers says the sentimental background of the bike is the reason they want it backIt’s a white Specialized brand with red handle bars and an Albrechts bike shop sticker on it.If you find the bike or know where it may be, please call Breanne at 712-635-3161.
Vitto BrownToday is the annual “Make Bo Pay” event at Wisconsin. For several hours this afternoon and evening, Wisconsin students were invited to the Kohl Center to take some shots and help the fight against cancer.For every free throw made, Badgers head coach Bo Ryan would donate $10 to Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society. For every half-court shot made, the ante was upped to $100.Several Wisconsin players got in on the act, including Vitto Brown and Riley Dearring. Velvet. Vitto. Brown. https://t.co/MWnA2xN1eT— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) October 12, [email protected]_35_Dearring gets the friendly roll on the home court! Riles just #MadeBoPay $1,000 for Shooting Down Cancer. pic.twitter.com/UEumwZBrdl— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) October 12, 2015Students got in on the act too, and the event raised over $53,000, a new record.That’s a new Shooting Down Cancer record, surpassing last year’s total of $53,355. Way to go, #Badgers. #MakeBoPay pic.twitter.com/qsk7EbIBUN— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) October 12, 2015Well-done, Wisconsin.
Colin Cowherd IowaFOX Sports radio show host Colin Cowherd wasn’t very high on Iowa all year – and he made it clear on a weekly basis. Needless to say, after the Hawkeyes were dominated by Stanford in the Rose Bowl contest Friday, Cowherd felt a bit vindicated. He took to Twitter early this morning to playfully ask where all the Iowa fans had gone.Must be a power outage or something in Iowa. Awfully quiet 12 hours after being humiliated.— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) January 2, 2016Iowa, which won its first 12 games, certainly had a good season, even if it ended on a sour note. Cowherd rubbing it in isn’t really necessary – but hey, that’s what he does.