SECTIONS Search E-edition Customer Service Customer Service SacBee Rewards About Us About Us Contact Us Apps Mobile & Apps Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube News in Education (NIE) Newsletters Local Sacramento Region Arena City Beat Crime Local Govt Salary Database The Homeless Marcos Bretón Transportation Education Environment Health & Medicine Traffic Conditions Weather Communities Elk Grove Folsom/El Dorado Roseville/Placer Yolo Sports Sports Kings NBA News 49ers Giants Oakland A's High School Sports Joe Davidson More Sports Raiders NFL News MLB News River Cats Soccer Colleges Golf Autos Racing Politics Politics Capitol Alert State Workers The California Influencer Series Local Elections PoliGRAPH State Worker Salary Database Legislative Gifts … [Read more...] about Dungeons & Dragons dice decide the winner of a California election
Merge dragons challenge 1
Some interesting points to consider here, in this article from Becker's ...To Merge or Not to Merge: Benefits, Challenges and the Future for Stand-Alone Hospitals In an executive panel discussion at the Healthcare Financial Management Association Annual National Institute in Orlando on Nov. 17, four healthcare financial leaders of stand-alone hospitals discussed their perspectives on mergers and partnerships and how the current healthcare environment is impacting partnership decisions. Jim Landman, director of thought leadership initiatives at HFMA, who served as moderator of the session, began by discussing some of the challenges that face stand-alone hospitals, including financial pressures, lack of scale and resources. However, he then turned the discussion to some of the benefits of stand-alone facilities. The panelists, who are all members of HMFA's cohort of stand-alone financial leaders, shared three key benefits of facilities that are not part of larger … [Read more...] about Stand-Alone Hospitals: To Merge or Not to Merge … is THAT the question?
Sep 27, 12:16 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Jean LIOU 09/27/19 AT 11:48 AM French rail operator SNCF wants to merge Eurostar, which operates high-speed trains to London, and the Thalys service that takes passengers from France to Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, its chief executive said on Friday.Guillaume Pepy said that the move, which would take up to two years to implement, would create a single and more efficient European railway company and respond to new challenges as passengers opt against flying due to climate change.He told reporters that the two networks, which are majority owned by the SNCF, could together transport 30 million passengers a year, compared with 18.5 million in 2018.The project for the merger, dubbed "Green Speed", would have to be approved by the other shareholders of both railway firms and their supervisory boards."The idea is to develop and expand the network," Pepy told … [Read more...] about France’s SNCF Wants To Merge Eurostar And Thalys Services
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued an administrative complaint challenging the proposed combination of Advocate Health Care Network (Advocate) and NorthShore University Health System (NorthShore) in the Chicago area as a violation of both FTC Act Section 5, which prohibits unfair methods of competition, and Clayton Act Section 7, which prohibits mergers that may substantially lessen competition. The FTC, joined by the Illinois Attorney General, also filed a complaint in federal district court in Chicago seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to prevent Advocate and NorthShore from consummating their merger pending completion of the FTC’s administrative trial on the merits of the transaction. The FTC alleges that the transaction would combine two close competitors to create the largest hospital system in northern Cook County and southern Lake County, Illinois, with control of 55 percent of the general acute care inpatient hospital … [Read more...] about FTC Challenges Chicago-Area Health System Combination
Takeaway: Mere membership in a trade association, even one that focuses on the business of filing petitions for inter partes review, does not automatically make an entity a real party-in-interest to a petition filed by the trade association.In its Decision, the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 13, and 14 of the ’444 patent, with the sole instituted ground of challenge being the alleged unpatentability of each of these claims under 35 U.S.C. § 103 in view of Ulmer and Goldwasser. The Board also concluded that the record did not reflect that Petitioner had failed to name all real parties-in-interest in its Petition.Unified Patents (“Petitioner”) had requested inter partes review as to claims 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 13, and 14 of the ’444 patent. The ’444 patent relates to video cassette recorders (“VCRs”) and, in particular, is purported to describe “an audiovisual recording and playback device that … [Read more...] about Unified Patents Inc. v. Dragon Intellectual Property, LLC: Decision on Institution of Inter Partes Review IPR2014-01252