Hearst Corporation Acquiring 85 Percent of Homecare Homebase LLC

first_imgHearst will integrate Homecare Homebase into its healthcare group, which is a division of Hearst Business Media. President and CEO of Hearst Corporation, Steven Swartz, rationalizes the deal in a statement by saying, “This investment will expand our commitment to leading the healthcare information industry in an effort to improve the efficiency and affordability of patient care.”Hearst Business media already has significant holdings in the healthcare space with products like Zynx health and MCG. And earlier this year the company named Dr. Justin Graham as its chief innovation officer as a measure to bolster its enterprise in healthcare information technology. The Hearst Corporation has agreed to terms on acquiring 85 percent of Homecare Homebase, LLC. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the year, however terms of the deal have not been disclosed.Homecare Homebase is an information resource hub for healthcare and homecare providers. The company offers several products including training and consultation, but arguably its best asset is its customizable software that allows real-time information sharing.Homecare Homebase CEO, April Anthony, suggests in a statement that the deal will enable her company to continue its growth and evolution.”This new strategic alignment bolsters our position as we move into the future of home delivered services, with a common commitment to the continued development of our current platform and on-going support to provide the most robust, highly-integrated tools available for the home health and hospice industry.”last_img read more

Ford is investigating its US emissionscertification process

first_img Post a comment Share your voice 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Ford Preview • 2019 Ford Ranger: Bad mudder trucker News • 2019 Ford Ranger recalled for improperly assembled seatbelts 2019 Ford Ranger: It’s got the look More From Roadshow Fordcenter_img Tags More about 2019 Ford Ranger Car Industry Enlarge ImageFord is looking into the way it tests fuel economy for new vehicles, starting with the 2019 Ranger. Emme Hall/Roadshow Ford announced Thursday that it has opened an investigation into its process for certifying vehicles for US fuel-economy and emissions tests. Ford stresses that the investigation is not about the existence of “defeat devices,” as was the case in VW’s Dieselgate scandal. Rather, the automaker is looking into its road-load calculations.Road-load calculations are used for evaluating a vehicle’s rolling resistance and thus for configuring dynamometers used to test for fuel economy and emissions. Engineers can check the mathematical models used to create the road-load figures with coast-down tests, which involve checking how far and for how long a vehicle continues to coast in neutral.Ford does not believe thus far that any testing errors caused errors in terms of fuel-economy figures. “There’s been no determination that this affects Ford’s fuel economy labels or emissions certifications,” the company said in a statement.Ford opened the investigation after “a handful of employees” reported concerns about the tests in September. The automaker says it has hired an outside firm to investigate its road-load testing, as well as a lab that will conduct more coast-down tests. Moreover, the company is looking into “potential changes to our road-load modeling process.” Ford also voluntarily shared information on its investigation with the EPA and the California Air Resources Board.Ford is starting its review by evaluating how it tested the 2019 Ford Ranger, and says that it is also assessing some of its other vehicles.There’s some recent precedent for this type of investigation. In 2014, Hyundai and Kia paid a $100 million civil fine because they had miscalculated road-load data for as many as 1 million vehicles, resulting in incorrect fuel-economy ratings. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 36 Photos Review • 2019 Ford Ranger review: A midsize truck champ 0last_img read more

Jr NTR rejects Bigg Boss Telugu 3 even after getting hefty remuneration

first_imgJunior NTR on Bigg Boss TeluguYoung tiger Junior NTR is said to have rejected the swanky offer of hosting Bigg Boss Telugu 3 even after the makers assured him hefty remuneration and he quoted dates issue as a reason for it.It is known that Junior NTR hosted the first season of Bigg Boss Telugu, which went on to become big hit with the audience. The makers wanted to bring him back on the second season of the reality TV show, but the actor could not return, as he was busy with Trivikram Srinivas’ Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava.Star Maa brought natural star Nani on board to host Bigg Boss Telugu 2. He tried his best, but some section of audience trolled heavily and tortured him throughout this season. The upset actor declined to return to the third season of the show. The makers approached some popular Telugu actors for this season.It was reported that the bosses of Star Maa had approached Junior NTR for Bigg Boss Telugu 3, but he rejected their offer, saying that he wanted to focus on SS Rajamouli’s upcoming movie RRR. But it was said that they requested the director to convince him to make some time and he had agreed for it.Later, it was rumoured that the bosses of Star Maa restarted the talks with Junior NTR and agreed to pay high remuneration. The actor was said to have accepted their offer and would host Bigg Boss Telugu 3. But the latest we hear is that the young tiger has backed out, quoting the same issue of dates.”Although the makers were game to pay a huge remuneration to Jr NTR, the actor did not take it up. He was honest enough to admit that the dates of his film would clash. They are now scouting for a replacement for the show, which is expected to start in July later this year,” A source close to the makers told Deccan Chronicle.Junior NTR’s RRR is historical fictional drama on two freedom fighters. The actor is playing the role of Komaram Bheem, while Ram Charan essay the role of Alluri Sitaramaraju. He is all set to the shoot for his next schedule of the movie in Pune and Ahmedabad.last_img read more

Study shows whales dive deeper and longer when exposed to human produced

first_img In recent years, some groups have suggested that an apparent increase in the numbers of whales beaching themselves is due to exposure to mid-frequency active sonar (MFAS), but it has remained unclear how such an association could result in whales beaching themselves. More recently, researchers found that many whales stranded on beaches had gas bubble-associated lesions and fat emboli that were similar in nature to those seen in human divers that submerge too long or surface too rapidly. This led the researchers to consider the possibility that the whales have been beaching themselves due to decompression sickness, aka “the bends.”To find out if this might be the case, the researchers affixed tracking devices to 16 Cuvier’s beaked whales and monitored their movements for approximately 88 days in a location off the coast of Los Angeles associated with MFAS interference (from U.S. Navy submarines and helicopters) regarding whales. At the same time, the group also monitored and tracked all MFAS emissions from all U.S. Navy ships and submarines in the same area.The researchers report that the whales clearly reacted to the MFAS by diving deeper and staying down longer than they normally would—one whale dived for almost an hour longer than has ever been observed by any mammal. Proximity to MFAS also led to longer times between dives, which, the researchers noted, could adversely impact foraging. They also note that such behavioral changes were more defined the closer the whales were to MFAS sources. Interestingly, they also found that the whales appeared to react more strongly to weaker signals from helicopters than from submarines—which, they note, might be due to the more sudden onset of the signals.Prior to the study of whale beaching, it was not known that whales could suffer from decompression sickness, but data from this new study suggests that not only is it possible, it happens because the whales are trying to escape MFAS noise. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Citation: Study shows whales dive deeper and longer when exposed to human produced sonar (2017, August 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-08-whales-deeper-longer-exposed-human.html More information: “Diving behaviour of Cuvier’s beaked whales exposed to two types of military sonar,” Royal Society Open Science (2017). DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170629 Fresh whale stranding on notorious New Zealand beach © 2017 Phys.orgcenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further A combined team of researchers from Marine Ecology and Telemetry Research and the U.S. Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division has found evidence of whales diving deeper and longer than normal when exposed to sonar from submarines and helicopters. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes their study, which included tagging whales and monitoring their behavior when exposed to artificial sonar signals. Journal information: Royal Society Open Sciencelast_img read more