Moe. Busts Out Radiohead’s “Karma Police” For The First Time Since 2013

first_imgSetlist: moe. at The National, Richmond, VA – 10/4/16I: Brent Black > Tubing The River Styx > The Pit > Tambourine > Letter Home > Gone > Timmy Tucker, Karma Police#II: Defrost > Smoke > Zed Naught Z, Happy Hour Hero > The Pit > Annihilation Blues > The Pit > Tubing The River Styx > Puebla > Brent BlackEnc: The Ghost Of Ralph’s Mom{# LTP > 10/02/13} moe. resumed their fall touring last night, playing The National in Richmond for a Tuesday night rager. moe. was in fine form, treating fans to a palindromic show of sorts that featured a number of songs in both the first and second sets.The first set opened with “Brent Black” into “Tubing The River Styx” into “The Pit,” and all three of those songs returned in reverse order to help close out the second set as well! The band is really having fun with their setlists, taking chances in unique and interesting ways on a nightly basis.The show also notably featured the band’s first performance of Radiohead’s “Karma Police,” played for the first time since the band’s set at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT on 10/2/13. Almost three years later to the day, the song delighted as a first set closer.After opening and closing the sets with “Brent Black,” the band had time for one more encore tune, and treated fans to a great rendition of “The Ghost Of Ralph’s Mom.” What a show!last_img read more

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Vermont captive insurance company formations best since 2005

first_imgVermont licensed 7 new captives in the first quarter of 2011 which is the strongest start since 2005, according to the Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration (BISHCA). The 7 new captives consisted of 4 single-parent, 2 risk retention groups and a special purpose captive.‘We’re seeing wide diversity in the types of applications,’ said David Provost, Deputy Commissioner of Vermont’s Captive Insurance Division. ‘Captives formed for professional medical liability and smaller to mid-sized companies are trending strongly.’ The first quarter pace surpasses Vermont’s 30-year first quarter average of 5.2 captives.‘It is encouraging to see this strong start to 2011,’ said Governor Peter Shumlin. ‘We will continue to work with the legislature to be responsive to industry needs. Vermont is committed to maintaining its ‘Gold Standard’ reputation.’Vermont has current captive insurance legislation, H.438, which has passed the House of Representatives and has moved on to the Senate. The proposed legislation will allow for the formation of incorporated protected cell companies and expand its cell legislation, providing more options for companies interested in that structure.‘Vermont continues to see an increasing number of smaller and mid-sized companies exploring the captive insurance option,’ said Dan Towle, Director of Financial Services. ‘This trend exemplifies how Vermont provides a good fit for companies of all sizes.’ Half of Vermont’s captives write less than $5 million in gross written premium annually.Vermont is the largest captive insurance domicile in the U.S. and the third largest in the world, with an excess of $25 billion in gross written premium in 2010. Vermont is also home to 42 of the companies that make up the Fortune 100, and 18 of the companies that make up the Dow 30 have Vermont captives.Captive insurance is a regulated form of self insurance that has existed since the 1960’s, and has been a part of the Vermont insurance industry since 1981, when Vermont passed the Special Insurer Act. Captive insurance companies are formed by companies or groups of companies as a form of alternative insurance to better manage their own risk.Captives are typically used for corporate lines of insurance such as property, general liability, products liability, or professional liability. Growth sectors of the captive insurance industry include securitization, professional medical malpractice coverage for doctors and hospitals, and the continued trend of small and mid-sized companies forming captive insurance companies.Montpelier, VT, April 21, 2011  www.VermontCaptive.com(link is external)last_img read more

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There are many issues that affect our doctors

first_imgDear Editor,It has come to my realisation that, over the last few years, the Cuban-trained doctors have become the whipping donkeys of the medical profession.Recently, there was an interview with Dr Shamdeo Persaud, in which they again came under criticism and condemnation.Having friends and relatives in the medical field, I have had a first-hand look at what is currently going on in this flawed system.I wish to address a few of my concerns of fellow colleagues in this profession:Doctors are exposing their lives on a daily basis to help to serve our nation, and some may say that this is a choice that they willingly made. However, they are also humans.I wish to make reference to the attack made on doctors of the West Demerara Regional Hospital last year May, when they were promised justice in a particular matter. They were given all assurance by the Minister of Health that the culprits would be brought to justice; yet, more than a year later, this matter has been swept under the rug and has been completely forgotten.It was rumoured that, since the night of the incident, several pleas were made to have the Police dismiss the matter, because relatives were willing to pay to have it done.My next reference is to doctors who are under contract and are desirous of travelling. This process is quite an extensive one: because approval has to be granted in writing; then the doctors, after having obtained the relevant documents, have to wait at the airport like deportees before they can be granted permission to leave; and the process is the same even while returning on the stipulated dates.I also wish to make reference to the doctors who have matters pending with the Medical Council of Guyana. Some matters have been pending for years. One such matter, which I wish to discuss, involved a doctor who was taken up by a colleague for medical misconduct.This matter caught my attention because of the mature of the complaint and the extent that I was told the doctor who is the victim has gone to get some sort of satisfaction.It is said that the doctor has received bomb threats from a colleague, and at one point is time, this said doctor even paid someone to meet the female doctor and sexually assault her.This matter was reported to the Police, and as such, the evidence was acquired and the Medical Council was informed of the findings of the Police. Yet, to date, nothing has been done.The said doctor has now resorted to social media to impersonate her colleague. I was informed that even this information was given to the Medical Council, but after two years, nothing was done.What is also surprising about this matter is that other doctors are being targeted by the doctor in question. I took it upon myself to visit the Facebook page of the doctor, and I was not only appalled but disgusted by the language and the content of the things that were written on her page.I therefore ask myself and others: Is she really a doctor??? Aren’t doctors governed by some sort of code of conduct? Is this acceptable behaviour in the medical profession?This is someone who is dealing with the lives of hundreds, do doctors have to go through any kind of yearly psychological evaluation before they are issued with a medical licence? Because this is a clear cut case where psychological evaluation is not only needed, but required.Another issue which was highlighted was the signing of books, as was discussed by the CMO, Dr Persaud.I was informed that many doctors, after graduating, were never assigned a senior doctor in charge of them, especially in the far-off regions of Guyana. They are the ones who were overlooking their own supervision.Many doctors complain of the deplorable conditions in which they are forced to work, and are being victimised when they speak out.Some doctors even spoke about programmes for which they receive international funding, but nothing is filtered down to their departments. Yet they are being asked to tell lies when the international bodies visit, and when they do not comply…We heard many false promises being made to doctors. There are many issues that affect our doctors; and, sadly, they have no union representation and they are not allowed to strike, based on Public Service rules.Meanwhile, many of these doctors are soon to be off Government contract, and the sad reality is that many do not plan to remain in Guyana. Basically, we are training our doctors so that they can develop other countries, because they are unhappy with the current situation.I would, however, like to suggest that a meeting be held, not only with these doctors, but the nurses who also face similar plights. After all, happy doctors and nurses equal happy patients.Sincerely,Concerned citizen(Name withheld)last_img read more

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