A group of young doctors from the Clinical Excellence Research Center at the Stanford School of Medicine are looking for new models to make health care better and more affordable:

Patel was second up in the presentation, a little nervous and barely tall enough to be seen behind the podium. She stated the problem in her target area: Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States, with costs estimated to be $173 billion by 2020. These rising costs are unsustainable.

And what do many poor-prognosis cancer patients get for all the money spent? ‘Horrible treatment,’ she said, citing a statistic that silenced the room: Seventy-three percent of terminal cancer patients never have an end-of-life discussion with their oncologists. 'Many patients are rushed off to chemotherapy without understanding the big picture. And when predictable treatment side effects happen at night and on weekends, patients who are unable to reach their oncologist end up in misery in emergency rooms and hospitals. Later in their illness, many die painfully in intensive-care facilities that bankrupt their families emotionally – and sometimes financially.’

During her presentation, Patel’s eyes became dark pools that threatened to overflow. A few people in the audience wept silently, perhaps remembering loved ones who had similarly suffered.

'Overall, these added services improve the quality of life of patients, giving them what they need and want without delay,’ she added after describing her model. 'And best of all, we lower health insurance costs … simply by doing the right thing.’

“Against the Odds.” — Kris Newby, Stanford Medicine

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U.S and China Agree on Intellectual Property Guidelines for US-China Clean Energy Research Center

“The agreement protects American and Chinese researchers, scientists, and engineers by ensuring their intellectual property rights for the technology they create. It also defines how intellectual property may be shared or licensed in each country. Participating members in each project also may gain compensation on favorable terms, depending on their level of involvement in the final product.”

Why We Need Feminism

We need feminism because a student in my communications class shared that he believes that women are too sensitive and over dramatize sexism and women’s rights (or lack there off) and thinks that it’s not as big of an issue as we make it out to be, just because one of the bosses at his work is a woman.He believes that women are exaggerating the issue, despite the fact that we are 51% of the population but only account for 2.6% of CEO and head company jobs, despite the fact that we still get paid 70-75 cents for every dollar men make (and that’s just the rate for Caucasian women). Despite the fact that rape culture is still prominent, (especially on college campuses) he thinks that women are just being a little touchy.

We need feminism because he probably was not the only one in that class who thought this, and that’s not okay. 

CERC midió cuántos chilenos están de acuerdo con muertes en Dictadura “para impedir el comunismo”

Los resultados de la última encuesta del Centro de Estudios de la Realidad Contemporánea (CERC), incluyeron la opinión ciudadana respecto a los derechos humanos y el caso del ex Dina Miguel Krassnoff.

Según la medición, un 12% de los chilenos está de acuerdo con que “las muertes durante el régimen militar fueron un mal necesario para impedir el comunismo”.

Esta opinión es superior -según la encuesta- en votantes de la UDI (23%), Democracia Cristiana (20%), Renovación Nacional (18%), y el PPD (16%).

Sin embargo, cabe destacar que también está de acuerdo con ello, un 4% de las personas que manifestaron intención de voto por el Partido Comunista, y un 6% que se inclinan a votar por el Partido Socialista.

Mientras, un 69% del total de los encuestados dice estar en desacuerdo con las muertes como “un mal necesario”.

Los crímenes de Miguel Krassnoff

Por otro lado, un 11% de los chilenos cree que el condenado brigadier ® Miguel Krassnoff no cometió crímenes contra los derechos humanos.

Un 30% de los consultados que dicen no votar por los principales partidos políticos, está de acuerdo con esta afirmación. Siguen los votantes del PPD con un 15%; de RN con un 14%; de la UDI con 13% y el PDC con 12%.

Llama la atención que, al igual que la pregunta anterior, un 4% de los votantes del PC y un 6% del PS, dice estar de acuerdo con que Krassnoff no cometió delitos de lesa humanidad.

Cabe señalar que el margen de error de la encuesta es de un 3%.

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Encuesta CERC

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Encuesta CERC


In no particular order

Things I loved:

  • Joffery’s death
  • Sansa finally escaping
  • Bran using his warg abilities 
  • NED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Twins getting territorial of each other .  Idk why but I love how Cersie called out Breinne on falling for Jamie.  And Jamie getting told he will never marry Cersie.
  • The Rains of Castemer: end credits
  • Old lady Tyrell being a sneaky bitch!!

Things I didn’t:

  • Tyrion telling Shea to leave; oh the feels! it broke my heart. :’(
  • The “War of the 5 kings
  • Crazy Stannis! Religious oppression 
  • Joffery put the damn sword down!
  • Wasting good wine! -_-
The evolving world of the relocation industry

I’ve been attending a whirlwind of relocation conferences for my new position as the mobility specialist at a company in Vancouver. I visited two different vendor conference (a relocation vendor and a tax management/consulting vendor) and then the Canadian Employee Relocation Council conference in Calgary. I noticed a number of things which Kilian and I have touched upon in the past, and a number of trends I hadn’t been watching until these conferences brought them up. First, I was one of the few millennials in the audiences at all three conferences. Whether this is that millennials aren’t going into talent mobility/global mobility/relocation specialization, the millennials in the office aren’t the ones being sent to conferences or something altogether different instead is unclear.

I also attended a number of sessions where the idea of ‘developmental moves’ and 'Smart Moves’ were discussed. Relocations aimed at younger employees, with the intention of training them in different markets/different countries/different offices of the large international firms. Coupled with this discussion was a discussion of how the 'old model’ of expatriate relocation is out the window. The idea of having to vastly reward someone for going abroad, and that the countries they were going were considered a 'hardship’.

This 'new model’ of 'talent mobility’, as I heard it called a number of times, is one where the business and the employee converse together to create a relocation as a step in development within the leadership of a company. Many companies are excited about this for a number of reasons, not least the idea that this type of conversation and type of move results in lowered costs, because the types of people moving tend to be earlier in their career, child-free, single, and often excited to be moving abroad. The young millennials in international pharmaceutical companies, natural resource companies, IT firms and companies that make black stretchy pants (like the one I work for) are thrilled to be staffed abroad and often see this opportunity as an adventure. And I definitely identify with this idea and appreciate this model of relocation. In this new world of relocation, global experience is a key asset to the resume of any globally minded person, and a well crafted conversation about the future of that person in an organization and the career pathway (which may include an international posting) bring a whole different timbre, tone and structure to the world of relocation. My title now is 'mobility specialist’, but I have my eye on the world of 'talent mobility’ in the near future.

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January 21, 2016


onstage // backstage ‘a framing device’

Fiind invitați să mobilăm curtea clădirii în care se va desfășura anul acesta festivalul timișorean Simultan, am descoperit anexa Liceului de Industrie Alimentară: C.E.R.C.-ul – o clădire neîntreținută, aproape părăsită, dar cu un mare potențial artistic având un plan circular.

Curtea, cu un contur circular întrerupt de două corpuri parazite, reflecta starea generală de abandon a întregii clădiri. Singurul element viu al curții era vița de vie sălbatică ce se extindea peste betonul spart și tencuiala exfoliată.

Cerința esențială a organizatorilor a fost rezolvarea funcțională a curții pentru ca aceasta să devină un spațiu de socializare agreabil. Elementele pe care trebuia să le conțină amenajarea noastră au fost: locuri de stat, zona barului, spațiu de proiecție, iar materialele de construcție disponibile au fost paleții de lemn.

Punând împreună atât situația existentă, cât și nevoile funcționale, am propus crearea unui obiect-instalație prin care ne-am dorit atât umanizarea spațiului și crearea diferitelor zone necesare, dar și păstrarea și evidențierea păturii vegetale. Astfel, am realizat un obiect reversibil, un element liniar care divide curtea în două zone: cea accesibilă oamenilor, minerală, și cea protejată, cuprinsă în întregime de vegetație. Pentru a potența dihotomia celor două zone, vița de vie a fost iluminată punctual, devenind un exponat perceput prin cele două mari goluri ale peretelui.   Obiectul liniar creat este atât un dispozitiv de încadrare a spațiului inaccesibil, cât și un aglutinant al tuturor celorlalte funcțiuni prezente în curte- locurile de stat, barul, pultul, zona de proiecție. În același timp divizarea curții prin conturarea unui spațiu de socializare mai intim a ajutat la crearea unei atmosfere plăcute și destinse.

Asociația în comunitate este o grupare de tineri care cred în creșterea calității vieții urbane prin intervenții cu caracter participativ, deoarece calitatea mediului construit și a spațiului public depinde de gradul de raportare la scara umană. Deopotrivă, ne ocupăm cu identificarea și conturarea comunităților locale timișorene și implicarea lor în luarea de decizii privind spațiul public.

foto. Velisar Menea, In comunitate