ACA’s impact on jobs ignites debate

first_imgIn the midst of a debate about Obamacare’s impact on the U.S. economy, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) faculty say that it’s important to focus not only on the potential economic drag of the health reform law but also on its much-needed emphasis on lower costs and greater efficiency in the health care system.Obamacare’s economic impact became a hot topic after a Congressional Budget Office analysis released February 4, 2014 found that more than two million Americans who would otherwise rely on a job for health insurance will either quit working or reduce their hours because of new health benefits available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).David Cutler, professor in the Department of Global Health and Population, said in a February 8 New York Times article that while it’s true that a slowdown in the health care sector can hurt the economy in a recession, it still wouldn’t have made sense to keep the old, “clearly bloated” health care system and “make that sector stay bloated.”Katherine Baicker, professor of health economics, told the Times that it’s a mistake to focus on the pain caused to workers in the health care industry rather than the benefits to everyone else. “If you could get [health care] with fewer resources, that would be better for everyone,” she said. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Cricket News Happy Birthday Virender Sehwag – India’s Path-Breaker To Aggressive Cricket

first_imgNew Delhi: In Test matches prior to 2001, the openers had a blueprint of batting. They would stonewall and see out the new ball and then lay the base for the middle order to ensure they would carry the team to a great total. However, post 2001, a young Delhi opener changed the entire dynamics of batting. Employing the simple mantra of ‘See ball, hit ball’, this right-hander decimated bowlers in the opening spells of a Test. The aggressive batting at the top, which was more familiar in ODIs and T20Is, was possible only because of one man. Virender Sehwag changed the way how batting developed in Tests and his presence at the top gave India an intimidating edge.Sehwag turns 41 and with each passing year, his contributions to Indian cricket are remembered fondly. In Tests, along with his aggressive batting, he laid out the original benchmarks and records that every Indian has tried to overhaul. The first Indian to score a triple century in Tests, the only other player after Sir Don Bradman to hit two triple tons in Tests and his penchant for big scores on a regular basis.When he burst onto the scene in 2001 in Bloemfontein against South Africa, he had Sachin Tendulkar at the other end. In domestic cricket at that time, there was talks that there was a Tendulkar lookalike who was batting very much like how Tendulkar used to. The back-foot punch straight down the ground, the flick and the drive were all played like Tendulkar. It was no secret that Sehwag revealed that he had copied Tendulkar. Looks wise, you could not distinguish the two.He had not started well in his international career in Mohali against Pakistan in 1999. However, following the 105 in Bloemfontein on a seaming pitch and his century off 75 balls against New Zealand in an ODI at the SSC in the same year, Sehwag showed that he belonged on the big stage. In 2003 and 2004, Sehwag had a golden year, creating new ground in Australia and Pakistan as his contributions played a big part in India securing a draw in Australia and winning for the first time in Pakistan.His aggressive blueprint laid the base for India’s finest Test wins in 2008. In the aftermath of the Mumbai Terror attacks, Sachin Tendulkar’s epic 103 in the Chennai Test against England is remembered for how the nation healed after the deadly attacks. Many do not factor in Sehwag’s brutal 83 off 66 balls that laid the base for the fourth-highest chase in Test history.Also Read | If MS Dhoni cannot contribute, then selectors should tell him: Virender SehwagHis simple mantra and combined with the ability to back himself in any situation made Sehwag special. It is no surprise that today, future India players want to be aggressive just like Sehwag. Happy Birthday, Viru. Thank you for your contributions to Indian cricket. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Riot Games restrictions see Betway end Ninja’s in Pyjamas sponsorship

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Related Articles Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Submit Betway marketing has decided to part ways with professional esports team Ninja’s in Pyjamas (NiP), following the news that esports games developer & tournament organiser Riot Games will no longer permit betting advertising within its syndicated events.Seeking to boost its esports profile, last September Betway become the lead sponsor of Team NiP, at the time signing the biggest pro-team sponsorship in esports history.However, marketing restrictions forced by Riot Games the developer of the League or Legends game and event organiser of the ‘League of Legends World Championships’ and ‘LoL Championship Series’, has seen the parties scale down its partnership.Riot Games event rules state that any services or products “Containing any material constituting or relating to any activities which are illegal in any League region, including but not limited to, a lottery or an enterprise, service or product that abets, assists or promotes gambling”.Betway marketing will still work with NiP, the company detailed that it was committed to sponsoring the esports team for upcoming CS:GO tournaments.last_img read more

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