Satisfaction with Medicaid expansion

first_imgEnrollees in Medicaid reported in a nationwide survey that they’re largely satisfied with the health care they receive under the program, according to researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Most Medicaid enrollees said that they have good access to physicians, while few reported any barriers to accessing care due to their Medicaid insurance.The findings, just published online in JAMA Internal Medicine, come as some policymakers have argued that Medicaid is a broken program that doesn’t provide enrollees adequate access to medical care. By contrast, the new findings suggest that Medicaid is popular and meets the needs of the vast majority of enrollees.“The debate on the future of Medicaid has largely marginalized a crucial voice: the perspective of enrollees. Our findings confirm that Medicaid programs are fulfilling their mission to provide access to necessary medical care,” said Michael Barnett, assistant professor of health policy and management at Harvard Chan School. Benjamin Sommers, associate professor of health policy and economics, co-authored the study.Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid — a federally funded, state-administered health insurance program for low-income individuals — was expanded in 31 states and the District of Columbia, providing new coverage to millions.The researchers analyzed data from Medicaid’s first national Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems survey, which was aimed at assessing people’s experiences with Medicaid. More than 270,000 people responded to the survey, which was administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from December 2014 to July 2015 to Medicaid enrollees in 46 states, some of which expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and some of which did not.The researchers produced nationally representative estimates of Medicaid enrollees’ satisfaction with the program. Findings included:On a zero to 10 scale, with zero representing “the worst health care possible” and 10 representing “the best health care possible,” respondents gave their overall health care an average rating of 7.9.Eighty-four percent of enrollees reported that they had been able to get all the care that they or their physician believed was necessary in the past six months.Eighty-three percent reported having a usual source of care.Only 3 percent reported not being able to get care because of waiting times or physicians not accepting their insurance.Satisfaction with Medicaid was high both in states that expanded Medicaid and in those that did not, as well as across all demographic groups, the authors found.last_img read more

Man’s Best Friend

first_imgI took my 9-month-old puppy for her first mountain bike ride, and for once in her life she was worn out.However, I worried about her the rest of the day, even though every one else in the house was grateful for her unusual tranquility. There was no chewing on the kids’ toys, no wrestling the cat down from her feeding station, no pouncing on the 3-year-old.According to veterinarians, it’s best to ease a dog into being a riding buddy. Just like us, they’ve got to build muscle, stamina, and callused feet. That said, I took Jojo to the woods for the last several months just to get her used to staying with me and being around bikes. I have to admit that chasing an 8-year-old while the 3-year-old whines and then refuses to ride is difficult when being distracted by a hyper puppy who wants to attack and lick the face of every passerby.“JOJO! COME!”“Mamaaaaaa!!! I don’t wanna ride this STUPID bike!”“Mom! Mom! MOM! Did you SEE that jump I just made?“Come on, Wyatt! Pleeeeeease don’t make me carry you, your bike, my bike and the prancing puppy’s leash!”Somehow through all that she figured out she was supposed to stay with us.I streamlined on the next several forays to the woods, leaving behind the bikes and one child. Unlike my last dog, who would wander away and be lost for days, Jojo comes every time I call her, no matter how fast the squirrel was getting away.My next step was taking her running. She stayed with me, and of course outran me, scampering into the woods after every chipmunk. In fact, she ran circles around me as I panted along suffering.A few months ago she was afraid to get into the truck with us. As soon as she associated the truck with going to the woods, it was on. Every time I packed the children up, she would jump in and refuse to get out.It was time to take her on a real ride.She bounded happily along as we took off, knowing immediately that she was to stay with the pack. She repeatedly ran ahead and circled back around as I wondered how much of that she’d be doing by the end of our ride. I was surprised, actually.We avoided the fire roads so as to save her virgin paws as much as possible. She loped joyfully (although I realize it’s difficult to lope without joy) and especially perked up on the rolling parts where she was able to really run. Our energy levels were drastically different by the top of the climb.  I checked her paws, and they looked great. It wouldn’t be a long ride, but even this 45 minutes was further than she had been. I fed her treats and made her rest until we were ready to descend. 1 2 3last_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s priceless reaction to stunning Nicolas Pepe free-kick

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s priceless reaction to stunning Nicolas Pepe free-kick Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 25 Oct 2019 5:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.6kShares Nicolas Pepe scored twice in ten minutes (Picture: Getty)Nicolas Pepe rescued Arsenal with two stunning free-kicks in the final ten minutes to hand the Gunners a 3-2 win against Vitoria.Unai Emery’s side were far from their best and found themselves 2-1 down in the second half after Marcus Edwards and Bruno Duarte scored for the visitors either side of Gabriel Martinelli’s strike.Arsenal were headed towards a discouraging result in what has been a difficult week for Emery but Pepe popped up twice to reverse the result.The Ivorian’s first was a clever strike that wrong-footed the goalkeeper but his second was even better as he clipped an exquisite effort round the wall and into the top corner.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIt was a huge win for the Gunners and the relief was written all over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s face in the stands.The Gabon forward was not part of the matchday squad and watched on with team-mate Sokratis.And he couldn’t keep his hands of the Greek defender as he wildly celebrated Pepe’s winner in injury [email protected] and @SokratisPapa5 reaction to Pepes goal 😍😍 #arsenal pic.twitter.com/BX0QizlNY7— shah (@shah486) October 24, 2019Arsenal can now take confidence into Sunday’s clash against Crystal Palace at the Emirates.Aubameyang can be expected to come straight back into the side, though Alexandre Lacazette started on Thursday meaning the Gabon forward could be pushed out to the left again.MORE: Robin van Persie slams Arsenal boss Unai Emery and reveals why he’ll never compare to Arsene Wengercenter_img Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Taylor-made! – Calabar star rewrites record books again

first_img With Tyreke Wilson missing due to injury, his Calabar teammate Dejour Russell seems to have little to be worried about where the Class Two Boys 100m gold medal is concerned. Russell followed Wilson to the line in a Calabar one-two at last year’s championships, but he is expected to boss the event this time around. He was certainly commanding in winning his heat yesterday afternoon, stopping the clock at 11.49 with little effort. He was still making his way back to the Stadium East area when Munro College’s AndrÈ Edwards posted 10.95 to win his heat and perhaps give the Calabar man something to think about, with JC’s Chislon Gordon, 11.06, and Gary Gordon (St Jago), 11.28, also advancing impressively. Top-billed Jamaica College (JC) pair of defending Class One triple jump champion, O’Brien Wasome, who already won gold in the Class One Boys’ long jump on Wednesday, and record holder Clayton Brown will take their rivalry into today’s final after both booked safe passage from yesterday’s preliminary round. Wasome won his section with a 14.61m effort ahead of Calabar man Javier Lowe, 14.38m, and Old Harbour’s Ryan Brown, 14.15m. Brown was third in his section with a mark of 14.47m, but there is a lot more in the tank. Jordan Scott (Campion), 15.04m, led all qualifiers, with Calabar’s Gabriel Allen, 14.49m, also doing well to qualify. St Jago’s Keenan Lawrence is the form athlete in the Class Two Boys’ 1500m, with many expecting him to seriously test Kemoy Campbell’s record of 3:58.06 set in 2007 He was comfortable in qualifying for the final, winning his heat in 4:12.98 ahead of Calabar’s Kimar Farquharson, who posted 4:13.40 for second place. St Elizabeth Technical’s Dwight Mason was, however, the fastest among the qualifiers, stopping the clock at 4:12.89. The Class One equivalent saw Rusea’s athlete Akeem Colley, who won his heat in a season’s best 4:05.40, registering the quickest time going into the final, with gold-medal favourite and defending champion Shevan Parkes finishing second in a time of 4:06.01. Samara Spencer of Hydel High leads all qualifiers into tomorrow’s final of the Class One long jump – set for 4:53 p.m. – after registering a huge season best of 6.04 metres during yesterday’s prelims. Excelsior will seek to continue their fine showing at this year’s championships in the Class Four high jump final as their duo of Shantae Foreman and Daniel Harris both cleared 1.55m, with gold-medal favourite Foreman doing so on her first attempt. Amelia Davis of Wolmer’s Girl led six others who cleared 1.50m. Calabar will have to work deep into Saturday night if they are to retain their title, but they certainly have the tools to do so. “I am not perturbed. We still have enough depth to go on and win,” said Calabar’s head coach Michael Clarke. Taylor, who already helped himself to the 400m record on Tuesday, was clearly not satisfied as he powered through the line in his Class Two Boys’ 200m semi-final, stopping the clock at 20.80, which betters another Calabar man – Ramone McKenzie’s 20.89 run in 2007. His schoolmate, Dejour Russell, followed up that run with an impressive one of his own, clocking 21.08 to win his semi-final, knowing very well that the defending champions will be banking heavily on maximising points in this event in tomorrow’s final. Herbert Morrison scored an unlikely one-two in the Boys’ Class Three high jump final, pushing with gold-medal winner Antonio Hanson and his teammate, Javeir Hall, both clearing 1.85m, in the process pushing pre-Champs favourite Lamar Reid (Calabar), 1.75m into third place. Edwin Allen High’s Janique Burgher won the Class Three girl’s high jump event after clearing 1.70m ahead of Shauntia Davidson (Hydel), 1.65m, and Excelsior’s Kaliah Jones, who also cleared 1.65m. In a closely contested girls Class Four long jump final, St Jago’ Dayshanae Hall took home the gold with a 5.17m leap, finishing ahead of Edwin Allen’s Paula-Ann Chambers, 5.14m, and Excelsior’s Samoya Neil, 5.13m. Petersfield’s Sanjae Lawrence took gold in the Class One Boys’ discus event with a 53.90m heave to get the better of Excelsior’s Phillip Barnett, 53.78m, and Calabar’s Warren Barrett, who would have been disappointed with his 52.88m bronze-medal mark. The Boys’ Class Two shot put title was won by Petersfield’s Daniel Cope, with a distance of 16.81m. Second place went to Meadowbrook’s Cobe Graham, 16.22m, with another Petersfield athlete, Courtney Lawrence, 15.62m, taking third. Michael Campbell (JC), who clocked 10.83, and Jhevaughn Matherson (KC), 10.95, both dipped below 11 seconds despite a strong headwind in the Class One Boys’ 100m, with other podium contenders Raheem Chambers (St Jago), 11.02, and Nigel Ellis (St Elizabeth), 11.04, also looking comfortable in qualifying to today’s semi-finals. CLASS TWO’S DEJOUR RUSSELL RETAIN TITLE Kingston College (KC) continue to go about their business in a workmanlike manner; Calabar High had another so-so day; Christopher Taylor is at it again; and the Edwin Allen machine is cranking into high gear. The ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships had its fair share of high points yesterday, and with today’s penultimate day of competition promising major excitement with the 100m finals and key hurdles and field events battles, it’s the KC faithful who are happiest at this stage. The boys from North Street lead the way with 37 points, with Jamaica College (JC) keeping them company with 33.5. Petersfield High’s team has impressed all week and they are currently third on 28 points, with St Jago as next best on 24, and defending champions Calabar in fifth with 23.5 points. Edwin Allen have been hitting the right keys so far, hardly putting a foot wrong since the opening day of competition. They are on course to defend their Girls’ title with 47 points after six events, 14 ahead of Hydel, with Excelsior in third place on 26 points. Holmwood (24) and St Jago (23) round out the top five.last_img read more

Plants Have Thermostats

first_imgPlants, being stuck in the ground, have few options when it gets hot.  They may not be able to move into the shade like animals, but they know how to cope.  They have a built-in thermostat that acts like a fire prevention department.  Science Daily tells the story.    Researchers at Michigan State identified a protein named bZIP28 that lives in the cell around the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), a bundle of tubes and tunnels that acts like a protein assembly, storage and distribution center.  This little protein acts something like a firehouse dog on a leash, tied to the walls of the ER.  When the temperature reaches a certain point, the leash is cut, and the dog runs off into the nucleus, where he barks, so to speak, and sets off a chain reaction.  “The bZIP28 protein is anchored in the endoplasmic reticulum, away from its place of action,” an MSU biochemist said.  “But when the plant is stressed by heat, one end of bZIP28 is cut off and moves into the nucleus of the cell where it can turn on other genes to control the heat response.”    Researchers found that cells without the firehouse dog died when the temperature rose above a certain level.  Another researcher on the team remarked, “We’re finding that heat tolerance is a more complex process than was first thought.”Science makes progress when researchers leave the shrine of Darwin and examine the details of plants and animals with design in mind.  Now that we are beginning to unravel the complexities of just one subsystem of plants, the heat response, we might be able to engineer it to allow desirable plants to grow in arid climates for the good of the people.  This is how science should be done.    On a somewhat related note, Science News printed a feature story about growing farms in the city.  Why not?  Rooftops and special greenhouse skyscrapers could turn jungles of steel into generators of fresh air, flowers and food.  Hydroponics allows growing many plants in water without soil.  Imagine getting fresh tomatoes from the building next door instead of a thousand miles away.  Even barges and abandoned buildings could be put to use, while farmland can get a Sabbath rest or be returned to its native forest ecology.  Upward farming: once the engineering and cost challenges are worked out, this could become a sensible green trend to help humans and their plant friends co-exist.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Belo has to get over mental hump regarding injury — Reyes

first_imgLATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes has an ace he just couldn’t pull out of his sleeves just yet.Not in the Jones Cup Invitational at least.Mac Belo has gotten very little exposure in this 10-team, nine-nation event, and with two games remaining in the Gilas Pilipinas schedule, the top pick in the last PBA Draft is patiently waiting for his time.ADVERTISEMENT Most of Belo’s fellow members of the Cadet program, who are in the team playing here, have been tapped for the SEAG, and he could eventually be one of four Cadets playing in Lebanon, the others being Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon and RR Pogoy.“He is a big part of our plans, especially for the Fiba Asia,” Reyes said. “But we have to minimize our expectations. Hindi puedeng biglain (We can’t force him).”With less than three weeks before Gilas departs for Beirut, and with the final roster to be sent to Fiba no later than noon time this Tuesday, Reyes will have a lot of thinking to do on whether he takes Belo there.And Belo would have to hurdle that psychological hump to make the decision easier for Reyes, even in the last two games of the Jones Cup if he gets the chance.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Tall, talented Lithuania too much to handle for Gilas View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ But Reyes feels that the 6-foot-3 former Far Eastern ace is not yet “game ready” after coming off a knee injury that kept him out of play for months.“I think it’s here,” Reyes said, pointing to his temple when asked what’s bugging Belo. “It’s all psychological for him. We really have to take a look at his progress because he doesn’t seem to be game-ready.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsReyes put Belo’s name in the 24-man pool for the Fiba Asia Championship in Beirut from August 8-20 and said that he really had plans for Belo specifically for that tournament – which is a lot tougher than the other event a separate Gilas squad will be playing in, the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur from Aug. 19.It seems that Belo is playing with a hindrance in the way he moved on the floor when he played five minutes in a 91-80 loss to Lithuania on Friday, though the Blackwater forward said that he is 100% prior to coming over. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetlast_img read more

Versatile forward Lamar Odom sees self in Warriors’ Draymond Green

first_imgGrace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations With his combination of size and guard-like skills, Odom averaged solid career numbers of 13.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game.Yet, he didn’t bother to put his name among the other great forwards during his time with that distinction belonging to Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett, and Tim Duncan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTalking to Filipino reporters during his media availability Friday at Solaire Resort and Casino, Odom said it was “easily” those three.Nowitzki, Garnett, and Duncan all won the MVP trophy, have seven titles in between them, and 43 All-Star appearances. Duncan was the most successful of all with five titles and one MVP plum while both Garnett and Nowitzki each won a championship.The power forward position during Odom’s career, 1999-2013, was also one of the most stacked spots of the era with the likes of Chris Webber, Rasheed Wallace, Amare Stoudemire, Pau Gasol, Chris Bosh, Jermaine O’Neal, and even an aging Karl Malone vying for the distinction of being the best big men in the league.And as for the player Odom sees a version of himself, the lanky forward said it had to be Golden State’s Draymond Green.“I like his style of play,” said Odom. “I like his intensity. Playing against a player like that will bring out the best in you and in some ways I’m looking at the mirror when I watch his game, and I think about my game right now.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Lamar Odom puts dark past behind, focuses on playing basketball againcenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ View comments Lamar Odom. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Lamar Odom no doubt is one of the better forwards of his era.The 6-foot-9 forward is one of the most versatile players and he used his unique skill set to being named the Sixth Man of the Year in 2011 and helping the Los Angeles Lakers to the 2009 and 2010 NBA championships.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more

Serena Williams’ warmup jacket is fit for a ‘queen’ and ‘goddess’

first_imgLast year, French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli said the black catsuit with clot-preventing compression tights that Williams wore during the 2018 French Open wouldn’t be accepted again at the tournament.Williams also addressed an announcement last week by Nike, her sponsor, that it will better respect the contracts of athletes who become pregnant.The move came in response to articles published in The New York Times in which current and former Nike-sponsored runners — including six-time Olympic champion Allyson Felix — described financial penalties that Nike athletes faced if they wanted to have children.“It started with making a statement with me, and they said they want to make a change,” Williams said. “They want to support women that want to have families and that want to be moms. I’m glad that statement was made. … That’s what it’s about. It’s about learning from mistakes and doing better.“As time goes on, as technology changes and as the world changes,” she added. “People realize that we have to change our policies.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ “Those are things that mean a lot to me and reminders for me and for everyone that wants to wear it,” Williams said. “Just remind everyone that they can be champions and are queens. So I love that about it.“It is a lot to carry, but so is being Serena Williams,” said Williams, who made her return to Grand Slam competition in Paris a year ago after missing five majors because of the birth of her first child.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe 23-time Grand Slam champion took off the jacket before the match and played in a matching two-piece outfit.Later in the match on a cool and windy day on Court Philippe Chatrier, Williams put on a plain black sweatshirt. LATEST STORIES Serena Williams of the U.S. takes off her jacket with French text reading “Champion”, “Queen”, “Godess”, and “Mother” after warming up prior to her first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)PARIS — “Champion,” ”queen,” ”goddess” and “mother.”Those were the words, in French, printed on a black-and-white warmup jacket that Serena Williams wore before her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Neymar loses Brazil captaincy to Dani Alves for Copa America Williams said the mid-match outfit change didn’t have anything to do with the temperature, though.“No, I’m just crazy, to be honest. I think everyone knows that now,” she said after overcoming a slow start for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 victory over 83rd-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko. “I just needed to change. I was like: ‘I’ve got to try something different. It’s not my forehand, it’s my clothes; right?’”Just like when Williams often changes her hairstyle mid-match into a bun.“Because it’s definitely not my serve. It must be my hair,” she said. “It makes no sense. So it’s all in my head.”Williams’ on-court fashion choices have drawn attention for much of her career.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

West Ham Hires David Moyes as Manager to Replace Bilic

first_imgDavid Moyes was hired as manager of West Ham on Tuesday, securing a return to the Premier League despite tarnishing his coaching reputation with disappointing spells in charge of Manchester United and Sunderland.Moyes replaced Slaven Bilic, who was fired on Monday, with West Ham’s board wanting a manager with proven Premier League experience as the team battles to pull clear of the relegation zone.West Ham is in third-to-last place in the Premier League after 11 games.The 54-year-old Moyes has taken charge of 499 games in the Premier League, most during a successful spell with Everton from 2002-13. Only Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp have managed in more.“We need somebody with experience, knowledge of the Premier League and the players in it, and we believe David is the right man to turn things around and get the best out of the players at the club,” West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan said. “He is highly regarded and respected within the game, and will bring fresh ideas, organization and enthusiasm.”Those were qualities he couldn’t deliver at United or Sunderland, though.After leaving Everton, Moyes lasted only 10 months as Ferguson’s hand-picked replacement at United before getting fired.He was fired by Spanish team Real Socieded after a year in charge before a 10-month spell at Sunderland, which he failed to keep in England’s lucrative top division. He resigned at the end of last season and was criticized for his negativity.In the face of potential fan disgruntlement at his appointment, Moyes pointedly targeted supporters in a video message that presented him as West Ham manager.“I’m looking forward to seeing them get right behind the team, and my team also,” Moyes said. “We need their support. We need everybody with us. It’s a big job we have in hand now but I’m sure with everybody together, we can get the right results between now and the end of the season.”Moyes’ first game in charge — his 500th in the Premier League — will be against Watford after the international break.One of his first tasks might be to get Javier Hernandez on his side. Moyes largely froze out the Mexico striker during his time at United.Moyes must also improve West Ham’s form at the Olympic Stadium, the team’s new home since leaving Upton Park at the end of the 2015-16 season.West Ham has lost its last two home games in embarrassing fashion, against Brighton (3-0) and Liverpool (4-1). The team has been prone to collapsing after going behind — it has already lost by at least a three-goal margin on four occasions this season — and lacked any real identity under Bilic.West Ham did not disclose the length of Moyes’ contract.—STEVE DOUGLAS, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Sports Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women

first_imgSports Leadership Grants and Scholarships for WomenThe Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and Australian Government Office for Women are looking to develop the next generation of female leaders in sport. Applications opened on Thursday, 17 March and close on Friday, 29 April 2011 for the 2011-12 round of Sports Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women. The ASC and Office for Women’s Sports Leadership Grants and Scholarships are offered to inspire and assist women in the sports industry to reach their full potential in leadership, through education and development opportunities.Substantial funding for individuals and organisations is available: Successful grant applicants can receive a one-off Sport Leadership grant of up to $5000 for individuals and up to $10,000 for organisations, and   Successful scholarship applicants can receive up to $10,000 per annum for three years with a Sport Leadership Pathway Scholarship.The ASC invites women from all areas and levels of the Australian sports community to apply, including women involved in sport as managers, administrators, media and communication officers, coaches, officials, and women in sport governance.For more information visit www.ausport.gov.au/women or call 02 6214 1111.Related Filessp_32424_slg_flyer_fa2-pdflast_img read more