News story: Derby and Burton hospital trust merger cleared by CMA

first_imgThe Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found that the merger between Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust is expected to result in substantial patient benefits, and that these outweigh any potential competition concerns that may arise as a result of the merger.The 2 trusts provide services predominantly in the Derbyshire and East Staffordshire area and the hospitals they operate overlap across a number of healthcare services. Following the merger, the CMA found that patients would have less choice for some services, potentially reducing the Trusts’ incentives to maintain or improve quality in these services.However, it found that these concerns were outweighed by substantial expected benefits overall. Both trusts are resource constrained and the CMA has found that the merger will enable them to use their resources much more effectively for patients across a wide range of specialities.In reaching its decision, the CMA placed significant weight on the advice of NHS Improvement, the regulator of NHS trusts, which strongly supports the merger.This is the second time the CMA has cleared an NHS hospital merger on the basis of patient benefits at the ‘Phase 1’ stage, following its clearance of the merger of 2 Birmingham hospital trusts.All information about this merger investigation is available on the CMA’s dedicated case page.last_img read more

CAPSU stages first technofest

first_imgPartner agencies that have fundedvarious research endeavors of the university and faculty researchers who haveshown great accomplishments in basic and applied research, technology transferand promotion were also recognized during the celebration which started on Dec.9 and ended on Dec. 11.(With a reportPIA/PN) CAPSU president Dr. Editha Alfon saidthe technofest was successful and will be carried out through the RDE unit inthe succeeding years. The unit was spearheaded by Dr. Lucy Beluso. It also aimed at highlighting thedevelopments and achievements of the institution in research, productdevelopment and utility model. The technofest included an exhibit,showcasing the current innovative knowledge, technology and products developedby the university. During his speech on the opening day,Rep. Fredenil Castro of the 2nd District of Capiz, commended the school for theinitiative and the food-centered researches, challenging the university “tocome up with something better, special, more sophisticated, and spectacular.”  center_img The technofest was also a venue forthe science community and enthusiasts, particularly the technology developersand investors, including the science and technology service providers andclients, to interact, exchange ideas and pursue potential opportunities intechnology commercialization and linkages. TRANSLATED TO COMMUNITIES. CAPSU vice – president for Research, Development and Extension Dr. Lucy Beluso (on mic) says that the research products in terms of new technologies and basic researches are translated to the communities in view of the schools’ extension services during an interaction with local tri-media practitioners, Dec. 9, at CAPSU Dayao satellite college in Roxas City. Photo by PIA Capiz/A. Lumaque ROXAS City – The Research, Developmentand Extension (RDE) unit of the Capiz State University (CAPSU) conducted athree-day celebration on its breakthroughs in research and technology here.last_img read more

Baseball, Softball Classifications Announced for 2017‐18, 2018‐19

first_imgThe Indiana High School Athletic Association announces the new classifications for IHSAA member schools in baseball and softball for the next two school years.Sectional groupings for both sports will be announced in late August following approval of the IHSAA Executive Committee.The enrollment figures, the total of boys and girls in grades 9‐12, were submitted by the schools to the Indiana Department of Education last fall and are used to determine the classifications in the sports of baseball, boys and girls basketball, football, boys and girls soccer, softball and volleyball. Classifications for the other sportswere announced last March.Also, per IHSAA By‐Law, C‐2‐3c, any school has the option to play up one or more classes in any sport they choose for the two‐year classification period by notifying the Association Office.Accumulated Tournament Success Factor points have been tallied from the previous two seasons and have been applied in placing those affected schools in their appropriate classification within each sport.2017-19Softball Enrollments and Classifications2017-19 Baseball Enrollments and Classificationslast_img read more

Kamal Miller’s versatility fortifies Syracuse men’s soccer heading into postseason

first_imgKamal Miller didn’t prove himself until last year’s postseason push. Even after he started every game of his freshman year, his imposing left foot didn’t fully register with teammates and coaches. Even after he rendered Clemson’s top striker a non-factor in the national semifinal, Miller had yet to fully blossom.But now, a year in which he’s started every game, Miller’s fortified a Syracuse unit primed for a postseason run. After a three-goal freshman season, Miller has netted two scores in SU’s last six games to pace the No. 6 Orange (10-3-3, 3-2-3 Atlantic Coast). His recent scoring jump adds to his hallmarks: safety net, precision passer and fast-break catalyst. Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre has penciled his sophomore defender in the starting lineup in each of Syracuse’s 41 games dating to last August.“Last year, teams would try to pick on our left side and come at me a bit more,” Miller said. “Now, teams don’t have an area to exploit on our back line. They just have to come clean.”The 6-foot, 185-pound Miller, filled the shoes of former Syracuse backs Skylar Thomas and Jordan Murrell — two current professionals. Miller switched from left back to center back three years ago as a senior in high school. The transition took time. But his accurate passing, foresight to start breaks and strength to rack up tackles made him a dangerous threat in his freshman season at SU.“Kamal stepped right in and has many of the same skills Jordan has,” senior midfielder Oyvind Alseth said. “And I think he’s even taken it a step further with his physical attributes as well as his passing.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMiller threaded the needle with two passes in Syracuse’s overtime win against St. John’s in September. Though he normally plays on the side, Miller compressed inside against Hartford. McIntyre went with a 4-5-1, not the team’s 3-5-2, because he knew Miller could handle the new formation.Miller has been asked to join the Canadian National Team during the season, but declined so he could stay with SU.Entering the season, McIntyre said the strength of the team would be its defense. And Syracuse’s identity still rests with that defense, especially considering the offense’s inconsistency.Miller’s limited opponent penetration, especially in recent weeks. Over the summer, he played with Sergio Camargo and Mo Adams. After practices, Miller and Adams went at each other in one-on-ones. He hardly falls to the ground, rarely gets beat and almost always keeps his head up.At Albany, Miller scored SU’s only goal in a 2-1 loss. Last Friday against No. 2 Wake Forest, Miller scored SU’s only goal, allowing the Orange to hang on to a 1-1 draw despite Miles Robinson’s red card in the sixth minute. Miller’s performance in that game — racking up tackles, shutting down the second-ranked Demon Deacons and finding the back of the net — speaks to his versatility.“Having that kind of stability that you know you can just trust is very nice for us playing further up the field,” Alseth said.Miller generates crosses in the box, has won corners and plays wherever needed. Against WFU, he sunk deep into SU territory. At Hartford, he anchored left back. Other times, he’s played central back. Still, McIntyre says there’s more people haven’t seen from Miller — that he’s just scratching the surface in a budding career at SU. Comments Published on October 31, 2016 at 10:38 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more