Tag: 上海后花园az

Dbacks president Derrick Hall Franchise still f

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke “It is most definitely a formula that has been successful over a number of years if you look at the amount of wins and losses those guys have over there in Pittsburgh,” Townsend said on Sports 620 KTAR’s Gambo and Ash Tuesday afternoon. “That’s where it starts: trying to get the guys to buy into the mentality of playing smart, physical and tough football.”After being a four-year starter at Alabama, Townsend was drafted by the Steelers in 1998 and played his first 12 seasons there before signing with the Indianapolis Colts last season, playing in just eight games. He went to Super Bowls XL and XLIII with the Steelers and was on the winning side of the field both times.Townsend will work with former Cincinnati Bengals coach Louie Cioffi, who was hired on Tuesday as Arizona’s defensive backs coach, and will coach the team’s corners and nickelbacks.“I’m excited about my new opportunity,” Townsend said. “We have some great talents over here.”One Cardinal Townsend plans on developing is Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who he said has the skill-set to be mentioned alongside Darrell Revis as a top NFL corner. 0 Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Pittsburgh West continues to grow.After bringing in Ray Horton as defensive coordinator, the Arizona Cardinals have now added former Pittsburgh Steeler Deshea Townsend as their assistant defensive backs coach. He joins Ken Whisenhunt, Russ Grimm and Horton as former Steelers hoping to successfully implement Pittsburgh’s physical, winning mentality into a Cardinals team that lacked any sort of mentality last season. “It’s just up to us as coaches to get him mentally prepared to be that type of player,” Townsend said.Despite not having any coaching experience prior to this job with the Cardinals, Townsend said he always loved the game-planning aspect of football. When signing with Indianapolis, he was told that one of his most important roles would be mentoring the younger guys and he embraced that opportunity.“A lot of the game for me personally was not [about] being the biggest or the fastest guy, but I played a lot of my game on the mental side,” Townsend said. “I was easily able to translate what the coaches were saying from the chalk board to the field. So I think this transition [will] be pretty easy.” Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

Rep Issa Subpoenas HHS Records On Medicare Advantage Program

first_imgRep. Issa Subpoenas HHS Records On Medicare Advantage Program Republicans have suggested that a demonstration project providing more funding to the program is helping to cover up the cuts from the health law. The administration provided 1,300 pages of documents to Issa last week.Politico: Issa Subpoenas Documents On Medicare DemoHouse Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa subpoenaed the Obama administration Monday for documents he believes will expose Medicare malfeasance by Department of Health and Human Services officials. The move, confirmed by an aide to the California Republican, makes good on a threat Issa issued last week, when he demanded reams of data from HHS by 5 p.m. on Thursday. Although the agency dumped 1,300 pages at his doorstep just before the deadline, he contended that the information was garbled and unresponsive to his request (Cheney, 10/22).CQ HealthBeat: Issa Subpoenas Documents On Medicare Advantage ProgramThe chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a subpoena Monday for documents related to a Medicare Advantage demonstration project. … Republicans have attacked the three-year demonstration, which would increase payments to private health care plans in Medicare, as a way to cover up cuts to the Medicare Advantage program that were included in the 2010 health care law. … But on Monday, Elijah E. Cummings, the top Democrat on the Oversight panel, accused Issa of playing politics. “Since HHS committed to producing the documents and is already in the process of producing them, this subpoena seems to be just for show ahead of the presidential election,” the Maryland Democrat said in an emailed statement (Attias, 10/22).Fox News: Issa Issues Subpoena Over HHS DocumentsIssa claims the bonus program is being used to mask the first round of Medicare Advantage cuts in connection with the health care overhaul — in order to win favor with seniors. “It’s an unbelievable abuse of power,” he said Thursday. Issa said the program basically funds “what ObamaCare took away.” The program in question is called a “demonstration” project. But Issa complains the project is far more sweeping than a run-of-the-mill test program, and conveniently lasts until 2014. “This is larger than every test they’ve ever done at HHS combined,” Issa said (10/22).Meanwhile, there is also concern among Republicans about Medicare ID theft. The Hill: GOP Lawmakers Slam HHS Over Identity-Theft Risk In MedicareLeaders on a top House committee are pushing the federal Health Department to change the way it identifies people on Medicare. To reduce the risk of identity theft, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must remove Social Security numbers from the Medicare card, the GOP lawmakers charged Monday. Reps. Wally Herger (R-Calif.) and Sam Johnson (R-Texas) of the House Ways and Means Committee have argued several times that health officials should overhaul the Medicare card. On Monday, they linked their cause to a new report finding flaws in the way HHS responds to the problem of Medicare identity theft (Viebeck, 10/22).CQ HealthBeat: HHS Inspector General Raps CMS On Medicare ID Theft ProtectionFederal Medicare officials reported 14 breaches of medical information in two years affecting nearly 14,000 beneficiaries, but they failed to notify those affected in a timely way and often did not give them much information about the violation, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services said in a new report. In response to worries about medical identity theft, the government has set up a database with the Medicare ID numbers of 284,000 beneficiaries and 5,000 providers that have been involved in medical identity theft in the past or are regarded as vulnerable. But Medicare contractors have problems using the database, and few remedies are available for those whose numbers have been compromised, the OIG report said (Norman, 10/22). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.last_img read more