Boffins store data in atom

first_imgScientists from Oxford University, Princeton and the U.S. Department of Energy have paved the way for the world’s smallest storage device.They succeeded in storing data for nearly 2 seconds in the nucleus of an atom. The process has been hailed as the “ultimate miniaturization of computer memory.” Tests involved using the electron and nucleus of a phosphorous atom embedded in a silicon crystal.Previously, quantum information has only been stored in silicon for a fraction of a second.last_img read more

ATTORNEY GENERAL HILL AND STAFF CONTRIBUTE TO LARGEST HEALTHCARE FRAUD TAKEDOWN IN U.S. HISTORY

first_img Multiple investigations uncover more than $1 million in Medicaid fraudINDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Curtis Hill today announced that his office made vital contributions to the largest healthcare fraud takedown in U.S. history. The Office of the Indiana Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) played a key role in seven federal criminal investigations that uncovered more than $1 million in Medicaid fraud, leading to the indictment of 15 individuals and two companies on various charges.Each of the seven investigations were part of Healthcare Fraud Takedown Week, an initiative led by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Other participating agencies included the Kentucky Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and three federal agencies – the FBI, DEA and IRS.The Indiana Attorney General’s MFCU investigated licensed healthcare professionals and medical offices where suspected illegal activity occurred. Investigators uncovered illegal practices such as false and fraudulent billing; distributing and prescribing controlled substances without legitimate medical purpose; and money laundering schemes. One investigation revealed that a transportation company was billing for trips that were never taken, uncovering more than $440,000 in fraudulent claims.Throughout the investigation process, one common denominator arose: Scammers repeatedly took advantage of society’s most fragile individuals and those for whom they supposedly were providing care – the disabled and less fortunate who rely on Medicaid.“Medicaid fraud is not a victimless crime,” Hill said. “When licensed professionals and organizations target those who rely on Medicaid, they’re also putting taxpayers on the hook. These actions truly impact all of us. The culmination of these investigations is extremely rewarding for the investigators and lawyers in our Medicaid Fraud Control Unit who work tirelessly to bring these offenders to justice. I applaud their efforts.”The office’s MFCU also assisted in two investigations that took place in central Indiana. Raymond E. Massengill, who operated as Patient Access Transportation and with business locations in Marion County and Johnson County, was at the center of one of the two investigations. Massengill is charged with health care fraud after he allegedly submitted 42 false claims to the Indiana Medicaid program for trips that were never taken. The fraudulent billing resulted in a $15,762 loss to Indiana Medicaid. Ronald Sheppard, a chiropractor who owned and operated Castleton Integrative Health in Indianapolis, was indicted on charges of conspiracy to violate anti-kickback statute and money laundering. Sheppard is alleged to have been paid both directly and indirectly by certain pharmacies for referring compounded medication prescriptions. Sheppard is accused of money laundering and violating anti-kickback statute.One of the largest losses to the Indiana Medicaid program was discovered during MFCU’s investigation of two employees of Med 1st in Evansville, Indiana, where Chiropractor Mitchel Stukey and Karen Poeling are accused of distributing and prescribing controlled substances using signed blank prescription pads, then attempting to launder the money obtained from this illegal activity.Multiple agencies including the DEA worked with MFCU during the investigation, which lasted nearly five years. Stukey and Poeling have been charged with five counts of healthcare fraud; conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act; and conspiracy to commit money laundering. These alleged activities resulted in an estimated loss of $490,000 to the Indiana Medicaid program.The alleged actions of two employees at Sunshine Transportation – located about 10 miles east of Kokomo, Indiana – led to an investigation that revealed an estimated loss of nearly $449,000 to the Indiana Medicaid program. Investigators, along with the FBI and other agencies, allege that Shawn and Amanda McNew of Sunshine Transportation fraudulently billed Indiana Medicaid for trips that were never taken. Both Shawn and Amanda McNew were charged with falsifying trips that were never taken and violation of the federal anti-kickback statute, which prohibits a person from paying or receiving anything of value, including kickbacks and bribes, intended as an inducement for referral of federal health care program business.MFCU, in collaboration with nine additional agencies, assisted with an investigation that led to the indictment of three healthcare professionals employed at Physicians Primary Care PLLC in Jeffersonville, Indiana, where the suspects are accused of conducting illegal activity such as distributing and prescribing controlled substances. Four entities or individuals were indicted on 21 charges, including distributing and prescribing controlled substances without legitimate medical purpose and outside professional medical practice; and fraudulent billing. The accused are: Physicians Primary Care PLLC; Jeffrey Campbell, MD; Mark Dyer, RN/APN; and Dawn Antle, RN/APN.The total loss to the Indiana Medicaid program has yet to be determined.The Indiana State Police, MFCU and additional agencies conducted another investigation that discovered similar activity in Fort Wayne, Indiana, at North Anthony Pharmacy & Wellness Center. Charges were brought against James E. Ranochak, MD, along with two pharmacists, Brent Losier and Charles Ringger, for allegedly conspiring to distribute and dispense controlled substances without legitimate medical purpose as well as fraudulent billing.Working with the FBI, IRS and additional agencies in Indiana and Kentucky, the office’s MFCU assisted with an investigation that resulted in charges against employees accused of conducting a money laundering scheme at an Indiana company called JM Autism (most recently known as “Total Spectrum”) near New Albany, Indiana. The 28 charges filed against the organization’s former employees Janice Patterson, Tanesha Washington and Katerrell Kennedy were the most stemming from one MFCU-involved investigation.In each of the seven investigations, the aforementioned indicted individuals and business are innocent until and unless proven guilty.“We become most vulnerable when a person or organization claims to have our best interest in mind, disguising their wrongdoing by feigning concern for our well-being,” Hill said. “These investigations are important reminders that our society will always have individuals and organizations that will abuse both power and privilege in an attempt to cheat the system at the expense of honest, good-hearted people. Hoosiers should rest assured that my office will continue working hard to protect Indiana residents and families from the kinds of improprieties uncovered in these investigations.”In 2016, the dedicated work of the office’s MFCU led to 47 convictions and the recovery of nearly $37 million in taxpayer funds.Indictment documents and photos are attached. Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Director Matt Whitmire today will be available to media from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Contact Press Secretary Corey Elliot if you would like to schedule an interview during that time or want to request supporting documents.-#-Med+1st+-+Draft+Indictment.pdfAmanda+McNew.jpgRonald+Sheppard.jpgDr+James+Ranochak.jpgRaymond+Massengill.jpgJM+Autism.jpgSunshine+Transportation+-+Indictment.pdfCharles+Ringger.jpgMed+1st.jpgPhysicians+Primary+Care.jpgRaymond+Massengill+Indictment.pdfJanice+Maxine+Patterson.jpgMark+Dyer%2C+APN.jpgNorth+Anthony+Pharmacy.jpgTanesha+M.+Washington.jpgDawn+Antle%2C+APN.jpgBrent+Losier.jpgShawn+McNew.jpgDr.+Mitchel+K.+Stukey.jpgCampbell_Jeffrey_et_al_indictment.pdfKaterrell+Kennedy.jpgPatterson+Indictment.pdfRonald+Sheppard+Indictment.pdfRanochak+indictment.pdfDr.+Jeffrey+Campbell.jpgKaren+A.+Poeling.jpg FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Suspect in North Bergen hit-and-run turns himself in

first_img× JERSEY CITY — The suspect in last week’s fatal hit and run outside North Bergen’s Palisades Medical Center turned himself in to authorities Monday, according to a press release from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office.Olvy R. Torres, 36, appeared at the Sheriff’s Office Division in Jersey City at 10:30 a.m that day, the release said. He turned himself in with his attorney. He was set to be arraigned at Central Judicial Processing Court Tuesday. Torres is charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. Additional charges may soon follow, according to the release.Bayonne resident Luisa Valdes, 59, who worked at the hospital, died in the incident.“This suspect’s identification and arrest was an excellent display of inter-agency cooperation by our three law enforcement agencies,” Sheriff Frank Schillari said. “There were about two dozen officers working around the clock last week to identify and locate the driver of that vehicle.”Extensive news and social media coverage played a role in Torres coming forward, according to North Bergen Police Chief Robert Dowd. “We had over 150,000 hits on just our NBPD social media outlets after his photograph was posted last week,” Dowd said in the release.“The arrest of this suspect was the direct result of investigative collaboration of multiple law enforcement agencies and I am proud of our efforts,” added Prosecutor Esther Suarez. “My heart goes out to the family and co-workers of Luisa Valdes, and I hope that this arrest will help in some way to ease their sorrow and help to eventually bring this matter to a just conclusion.”last_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Kick Off Their Four-Night Colorado Run [Photos/Full Show Video]

first_imgLast night, The Disco Biscuits took to Colorado to kick off this week’s four-night run. Over the next two nights, the jamtronica heavyweights will return to the Ogden Theatre before rounding out their time in Colorado with their annual performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison on Saturday, featuring support from Shpongle Live. Based on last night’s show, this run is setting itself to be one for the books.The Disco Biscuits Are Free Streaming Their Four-Night Colorado RunThe Biscuits kicked things off the group’s solid first set with “World Is Spinning,” a song that hasn’t seen playtime since the now-defunct Aura Music Festival in March of 2015. Following this explosive opener, the group moved into a cover of Frank Zappa’s “Pygmy Twylyte,” which was patiently jammed through to “Minions,” led primarily by Marc Brownstein on bass. “Minions” and its subsequent jam into “Voices Insane” was one of the heaviest jams of the night, making itself to be one of the highlights of the first set. The group then moved through “Stone” into “Devil’s Waltz” to close out the first set, harkening back to the last time the combo was played during last year’s Colorado run as an opener for their second night at the Ogden.Second set started of with “Kamaole Sands,” which via a huge jam built slowly through to an inverted “Confrontation.” While the first set was short on time (the band started twenty or so minutes late due to technical issues), the Disco Biscuits came through for set two with more attention to transitions across numbers. “Confrontation” segued into an inverted “Little Betty Boop” and then to an inverted “Aquatic Ape” before making a huge return to the opening number of the set, “Kamaole Sands.” To close out the second set, the group treated Denver to a fiery rendition of “Morph Dusseldorf.” For their encore, the Biscuits broke out “Crystal Ball,” again bringing the song back into rotation following its last performance during their Colorado run last year.You can check out the Biscuits’ full show from last night below, courtesy of the band. You can also check out some photos from the night from photographer Andrew Rios, who was there to capture some of the magic in person.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 5/31/2017Set One: World is Spinning, Pygmy Twylyte-> Minions-> Voices Insane, Stone-> Devil’s WaltzSet Two: Kamaole Sands-> Confrontation (inverted)-> Little Betty Boop (inverted)-> Aquatic Ape (inverted)-> Kamaole Sands, Morph DusseldorfEncore: Crystal Ball Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Phish Shares Pro-Shot “Chalk Dust Torture” From “Double Chocolate” Night

first_imgOn Friday night, Phish kicked off their second weekend at Madison Square Garden with a “Double Chocolate” theme. With “Coconut,” “Strawberry,” “Red Velvet,” “Jam-Filled,” and “Powdered” preceding, the tone had been set for the run, with an “anything-goes” vibe permeating throughout MSG. Phish harnessed that energy and excitement for Friday’s “Double Chocolate” theme and filled the room with miracles and chocolate rain.Phish started off set two with a shocker, as “Have Mercy” by The Mighty Diamonds was busted out as a standalone opener for the first-time ever. A raging “Chalk Dust Torture” followed, and the band linked up for a twenty-four-minute exploration that stands out as the type II improvisational highlight of the evening. The jam was driven and focused, with the band delivering a space-jazz vibe as they settled into a nice groove. Anatasio’s playing was exploratory and exciting, while the rest of the band zeroed in on some bouncy, rhythmic elements. The funky vibes transformed into a psychedelic speed-rock jam, which was followed by a glorious peak.The band has shared pro-shot video of “Chalk Dust Torture,” which you can enjoy below.SETLIST:  Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 6 | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 7/27/17SET 1: Chocolate Rain[1], Ass Handed, Free, Weigh > Undermind > The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony, The Dogs, Destiny Unbound, Divided Sky, Things People Do, SandSET 2: Have Mercy, Chalk Dust Torture[2], You Sexy Thing[3] > Mercury -> You Sexy Thing > Backwards Down the Number Line > Rock and RollENCORE: Fee[4], Space Oddity[1] Phish debut; a cappella, with Page on a midi controller keyboard.[2] Unfinished.[3] Phish debut.[4] Lyrics changed to “have a chocolate donut and catch your breath.”[cover photo by Andrew Blackstein] If you’re heading to New York for Phish’s 13-night Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden, don’t miss all the incredible late night shows going on in the City during the run! Check out Our Official Guide To Baker’s Dozen Late-Nights for all the info.Live For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night Shows:Aug 2 – Matisyahu @ The Cutting Room (tix) *Aug 3 – Greensky Bluegrass w/ Marco Benevento @ Ford Amphitheatre At Coney Island Boardwalk (tix) **Aug 4 – “Kraz & Taz” – Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)Aug 5 – Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (SOLD OUT)* (L4LM & CEG Presents)**(L4LM & Live Nation Presents)last_img read more

Believe! Finding Neverland Celebrates 500 Performances

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 The enchanting Finding Neverland is truly made of the stuff of stars! The cast celebrated 500 performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on June 28. The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning musical opened on March 15, 2015 and currently stars stage faves Tony Yazbeck and Laura Michelle Kelly, both of whom were on tap to enjoy some cake at the celebration; Tony winner Kelsey Grammer, who originated the swashbuckling role of Charles Frohman, also made an appearance. Cake, a smiley cast and an adorable dog? Sounds like a fab party to us! Be sure to catch Finding Neverland through August 21, and stay tuned on Broadway.com for updates on the tuner that has turned the Great White Way upside down; plans for the musical to land back on the Main Stem are already in the works, as are productions across the world and a movie adaptation. View Comments The cast of ‘Finding Neverland'(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)center_img Related Shows Finding Neverlandlast_img read more

Pula Airport opened the line Pula – Geneva

first_imgSwiss International Air Lines, a Swiss airline, will on Saturday land for the first time at Pula Airport from Geneva. That’s right successfully established business cooperation with Pula Airport and the connection between Pula and Geneva.According to the announced flight schedule, Swiss International Air Lines will perform passenger air traffic on the route Geneva – Pula – Geneva once a week (Saturday) during the summer season, ie until September 1, 2018. Air traffic will be performed by Bombardier CS300 aircraft.”For many years, our Airport has also served as a training center with several airlines from Europe, and among them is our old partner SWISS. We are very proud that the retraining of pilots on the new type of C Series aircraft was also partly in Pula. Now, finally, this aircraft is coming on a commercial flight with passengers, and in that way it has brought our Istria closer to this demanding market. I am sure that we will delight all visitors with our offer, and the Airport will do everything as before to keep their first and last impression of our destination in a fond memory. ” said Svemir Radmilo, director of Pula Airport.Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is a Swiss airline, flying from Zurich and Geneva to over 100 destinations in 43 countries and carrying more than 16.5 million passengers a year with its fleet of over 90 aircraft.,,With SWISS as part of the Lufthansa Group, we are very proud of the latest type of aircraft from our fleet, and we are especially proud of the fact that the latest type of aircraft will fly on the Geneva – Pula – Geneva route during the summer season. With this new flight, we are now connecting travelers from Istria with Switzerland, and Swiss travelers with magical Istria. “Said Bernhard Wodl, General Manager of Lufthansa Group for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group and is also a member of the Star Alliance, the world’s largest aviation group.last_img read more

Freddie Ljungberg can produce ‘something special’ at Arsenal, says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

first_imgAubameyang scored both of Arsenal’s goals at Carrow Road (Picture: Getty)Aubameyang hopes to set a positive example for his team-mates after Ljungberg handed him the captain’s armband at Norwich.‘I try to give the guys all my positivity,’ the Gabonese added.‘As always, I try to be an example, working hard.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think the mood is good. We tried to find more confidence in winning games. We try our best.‘Unai Emery was sacked, now we have Freddie and we’re all focused on one thing, to be back winning.‘Today we did maybe not a perfect game but a good job and we’ll try to win the next one.‘We have positive things to take. We didn’t play bad, we played good.’MORE: Jack Grealish urged to join Chelsea in £80m deal after stunning Manchester United display Freddie Ljungberg can produce ‘something special’ at Arsenal, says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Metro Sport ReporterMonday 2 Dec 2019 12:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.7kShares Comment Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has high hopes for Arsenal interim manager Freddie Ljungberg (Picture: Getty)Arsenal caretaker boss Freddie Ljungberg can produce ‘something special’ as he has the club ‘in his heart’. That’s according to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Ljungberg has taken charge on a temporary basis following Unai Emery’s dismissal last week and the Swede began his reign as interim head coach with a 2-2 draw away to Norwich on Sunday afternoon.While the Gunners have every confidence in Ljungberg ability, it’s likely an external candidate will be brought in to steer the side out of the hole they currently find themselves in.Mauricio Pochettino, Brendan Rodgers, Max Allegri and Patrick Allegri have all been linked, but Aubameyang has backed Ljungberg to turn around the club’s fortunes and make himself a contender for the job.ADVERTISEMENT Ljungberg gives presser after Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with NorwichTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:06FullscreenLjungberg gives presser after Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Norwichhttps://metro.co.uk/video/ljungberg-gives-presser-arsenals-2-2-draw-norwich-2060662/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘He can give us something special,’ the striker said after his brace at Carrow Road.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘If I’m not wrong, he was part of the ­Invincibles. His career speaks for itself. We will try to follow him and give the best for him.‘Everybody is respectful of Freddie. He played for Arsenal, he knows as a player how we feel. It’s interesting to have him.‘We had only one [training] session with him, maybe two for those guys who didn’t play on Thursday.‘We will see this week what is going to happen. I think it’s good for us. He played for Arsenal and he has this in his heart.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Mukhtar ​Ali harbours no regrets over Chelsea exit

first_img “I am still in contact with a lot of them and they deserve to be in the first team. “Tammy has always been a guy who just wanted to score goals and you could see that from very young, wherever he is playing. “He was very tall throughout the academy years, so he was physically superior to everyone in his team and the opposition. He was a very good player. “Mason was a year younger than us but he played a lot with us in the youth team and you could see his quality straight away. “You could pass the ball to him in any position and he would control it well. He could play under pressure, he was a good combination player and he was very, very smart. read also:Real Madrid: Benzema blasts Chelsea’s Oliver Giroud “He has a very good shot as well, so you always wanted him in positions where he could have a go and get goals. When he came in for the Youth Cup and Youth League games, he was very good.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 He was teammates with some of the Blues stars who are now in the first team under Frank Lampard. Ali played with Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham in the 2016 UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup. But he eventually went to Vitesse in 2017 and then Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia, while the other two are key parts of the Blues first team. But Ali says there is no jealousy. “To see them in Chelsea’s starting line-up is a joy for everyone who was part of our youth team,” he tells Goal.com. “I never look at the situation now and think it should have been me, because I am very happy for them.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon PrimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Best Cars Of All TimeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices? Loading… Former Chelsea youth star, Mukhtar Ali, has said he has no regrets about leaving the club.last_img read more

Bacolod ASF ordinance hurdles 2nd council reading

first_imgGamboa said the Task Force shall becomposed of City Mayor as  the Chairperson; City Veterinarian, as the ViceChairperson; and the members are the chairpersons of the Sangguniang PanlungsodCommittee on Markets and Slaughterhouse; Committee on  Agriculture andAgrarian Concerns; Representative from the City  Legal Office;Representative from  the  Local Bureau of Animal Industry/Animal  Quarantine Service; Representative from Task Force; Representative from the CityAgricultural Office; Representative from the Local Hog or Livestock  Raisers Association of Bacolod;Representative from  LocalPhilippine  Coast Guard; Representativefrom  Local Maritime Police Command;Representative from  Local  Department of Trade and Industry;Representative from  Local  City Accredited Slaughterhouse; Representative  from Bacolod City Police Office;Representative from Bacolod City Health Office ; and Representative fromthe  Public information Office./PN Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr., whoauthored the ordinance, said the ASF Task Force will take the lead in theenforcement and implementation of the ordinance and other ASF prevention andcontrol measures. Gamboa added the proposedordinance  shall apply to all pigs, boar semen, pork,  and  porkand livestock products but not limited to canned goods,  and food itemscontaining pork whether cooked or uncooked , originating from, manufactured and/or  processed  in Luzon and in countriesaffected  with ASF and other livestock diseases in areas as maybedeclared  by the Department  of Agriculture and World Organizationfor Animal Health. ASF is defined by the WorldOrganization for Animal Health, is a highly contagious haemorrhagic viraldisease of domestic and wild pigs, caused by a large DNAvirus of the  Asfarvidae  family. BACOLOD City – The City Councilapproved in second reading an ordinance creating an inter-agency task force tocheck the entry or the trading of any live pig, boar semen, pork and porkproducts from African swine (ASF) fever-hit areas. last_img read more