NH firm drops bid to buy Fletcher Allen’s outpatient dialysis clinic

first_imgThe Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration (BISHCA) today announced that Bio-Medical Applications of New Hampshire has withdrawn its application to purchase Fletcher Allen Health Care’s outpatient dialysis clinics.  Bio-Medical Applications, a for-profit company, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., itself a wholly-owned subsidiary of a German corporation.The withdrawal of the application for a Certificate of Need approving the sale follows the release by BISHCA of a proposed Statement of Decision denying approval on the grounds that the sale would result in lower quality services at higher cost without any improvement in access to care.  ‘Bio-Medical’s decision to withdraw closes the docket in this matter,’ said Clifford Peterson, BISHCA’s General Counsel. ‘The Department will work with Fletcher Allen to assure continued delivery of high quality outpatient dialysis treatment to Vermonters.’ BISHCA 12.19.2011last_img read more

Luxury riverfront home hits market

first_imgSleek lines in the kitchen which leads out to the veranda. Put your feet up and unwind. A chandelier in the dressing room is just divine. Great spot for a cocktail.Agent Damon Warat of Ray White Ascot has been marketing the luxurious multi-level property as having breathtaking views complemented by quality finishes and appointments. The entrance is on the top level, opening into an open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, which occupies nearly the entire floor. Sleeping quarters occupy the middle level, with the main bedroom at one end. It is serviced by a walk-in wardrobe and large ensuite. Bi-fold doors open up to provide access to a balcony with river and city views. At the other end of the level, there are two bedrooms, one with an ensuite, and a bathroom. 23 Hillside Crescent, Hamilton. Picture: Realestate.com.auON a hillside overlooking Kingsford Smith Drive and the Brisbane River, this luxurious property will take your breath away.The four bedroom, four bathroom, double car garage home is at 23 Hillside Crescent which fronts the Brisbane River.The home will be open for inspection for half an hour on Saturday September 23 from 12.15 to 12.45pm. The area has seen strong growth in recent years. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe living zones flow through the entire floor. Get ready for amazing views. A couple of mates, a few beers and the footy sounds good.The lowest level is the entertainment zone, with a cinema, steam room, sauna, access to the pool, as well as a laundry, bedroom and bathroom.The property goes under the hammer within the week on Friday September 29 at 10.30am at Level 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane.last_img read more

Dodgers get no relief in St. Louis, lose 3-1 in Game 3 of NLDS

first_imgThat, as much as any ball or strike called Monday, is terrible.Left-hander Scott Elbert allowed a two-run home run to Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong in the seventh inning, snapping a 1-1 tie. Hyun-Jin Ryu had masterfully guided the game to that point, pitching six innings in his first start of the series. He had pitched only one inning the previous month. After the game, Ryu said through his interpreter that he could have gone back out for the seventh inning.“He was in complete control of the game for six strong innings,” Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said.Mattingly instead gave the ball to Elbert, who had pitched just 4 1/3 major-league innings during the regular season.“Scotty’s a lefty that gives us an angle,” Mattingly said. “We haven’t had a lot of success with their lefties. We wanted to give them a different look.”Left-handed hitter Matt Carpenter hit the tying home run in Game 2, a two-run blast against Dodgers lefty J.P. Howell. Carpenter went 2 for 4 with another home run Monday, the only run allowed by Ryu. Carpenter is batting .500 in the series with three home runs.After Wong’s home run cleared the bases in the seventh inning, the Dodgers called on Brandon League to close out the inning. He did, but only because his leg got in the way of a hard-hit Matt Holliday grounder with runners on second and third. League recovered and threw Holliday out at first base.In the eighth inning, the Cardinals loaded the bases on a double by Yadier Molina off right-hander Brian Wilson, an intentional walk, and a single by Jon Jay against Howell.Wong hit a hard grounder back to the mound that Howell somehow backhanded with his glove, then threw to home plate to touch off a 1-2-3 double play to end the inning.The Dodgers nearly came back in the ninth inning.After Kemp struck out, Hanley Ramirez and Carl Crawford each hit singles against Rosenthal. That brought up Juan Uribe as the potential go-ahead run.Rosenthal got Uribe and Ellis to fly out to end the game. Now it’s up to Kershaw to save the season, then Zack Greinke on Thursday if the Dodgers can force a winner-take-all Game 5. Kershaw will be pitching on three days’ rest. The way their bullpen has performed so far in the series, the Dodgers might need him to pitch eight or nine innings to extend their season.“We’ve just got to win a ballgame (today),” Ellis said. “See if we can get it back to Dodger Stadium and play in front of our great fans there. Fortunately for us, it’s a quick turnaround. We’ve got our best competitor taking the mound. “We’re going to play for our season. That’s where we’re at right now.” Kemp didn’t waste his.“I’ve never reacted this way when it comes to the strike zone,” he said. “This was by far the worst I’ve ever seen.”Kemp thought that Scott should face discipline for his strike zone. He wasn’t alone.“We had a lot of guys complaining about the strike zone,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “We felt like he was really generous and that puts you in a bind, you keep getting pitches, changing counts. You can’t go too far with it, but really generous.”Whoever it was that ultimately took away the Dodgers’ bats — pitchers John Lackey, Pat Neshek and Rosenthal, or the umpire — he managed to neutralize their greatest asset to combat a Dodgers bullpen that’s allowed six runs in the first three games of the series. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img ST. LOUIS >> Surrounded by reporters, Matt Kemp didn’t want to repeat what he said to home plate umpire Dale Scott at the end of Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Monday. He didn’t have to.“Terrible. Terrible strike zone. I’ve never seen anything like it,” Kemp said following the Dodgers’ 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. “It’s supposed to be against a team and not an umpire. The umpire took the bat out of our hands tonight.”Kemp had just watched two 98-mph fastballs from Cardinals pitcher Trevor Rosenthal off the outside corner, nearly in the same location. The first was called a ball. The second was strike three. Had Kemp been ejected for arguing, none of the 47,574 spectators — a Busch Stadium record — would have been surprised. For the Dodgers, maybe it was better that Kemp spoke his piece. Within 24 hours, they would be playing to keep their season alive with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. There was no time to dwell on their 2-1 deficit in the best-of-five series.last_img read more

World’s Cheapest Water Purifier

first_imgTata’s “Swachh” compact water purifier aims to be world’s cheapest water purifier. The purifier models are priced between $17 to $22, less than half the lowest priced purifiers currently in the market. The $6 purifiers use paddy husk ash filters, which last 800 gallons, enough water to meet the drinking water needs of an Indian family for a year. The water purifier does not require running water or power, meets the U.S. EPA standards and is aimed at the rural Indian market. Tata aims to sell a million units in the first year. Related Itemslast_img read more