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AIM Consulting Named One of Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017 by Seattle Business Magazine

2017-06-23

AIM Consulting Named One of Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017 by Seattle Business Magazine Seattle, WA, June 23, 2017 –(PR.com)– AIM Consulting, a technology consulting and solutions delivery company, has been recognized by Seattle Business Magazine as one of the 2017 100 Best Companies to Work For in Washington State for the second consecutive year. “It’s an honor to be continually recognized as a Best Company to Work For,” said Kyle Guilford, co-founder and CEO of AIM Consulting. “This recognition is extremely competitive and a testament to our employees. We’ve built an extraordinary work culture that places people at the center of everything we do, from the transformative technology solutions we deliver to our clients to the long-term relationships we build with the top technology talent in the marketplace.”...

Minnesota Corporate Whistleblower Center Now Appeals to a Healthcare Employee in Minnesota To Call Them About Rewards If Their Employer Is Substantially Overbilling Medicare
Minnesota Corporate Whistleblower Center Now Appeals to a Healthcare Employee in Minnesota To Call Them About Rewards If Their Employer Is Substantially Overbilling Medicare

2017-06-22

We are specifically focused on a healthcare provider billing Medicare for performing unnecessary medical procedures as we would like to discuss” — Minnesota Corporate Whistleblower Center WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 22, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Minnesota Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging an employee of any type of healthcare provider, a hospital, a skilled nursing facility, a nursing home, an imaging center, a dialysis center or a in home healthcare company anywhere in Minnesota to call them anytime at 866-714-6466 if their employer is engaged in significant overbilling of Medicare. They are specifically focused on a healthcare provider billing Medicare for performing unnecessary medical procedures as they would like to discuss. http://Minnesota.CorporateWhistleblower.Com...

‘I don’t want you to get shooted’: daughter of slain Minnesota man’s girlfriend
‘I don’t want you to get shooted’: daughter of slain Minnesota man’s girlfriend

2017-06-22

The young daughter of a woman whose boyfriend was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer last year can be heard pleading with her mother to be quiet and cooperate with police, saying “I don’t want you to get shooted,” newly released video footage showed. The video is from the interior of the police cruiser of the partner of St. Anthony Police Department officer Jeronimo Yanez, who fatally shot Philando Castile in July 2016 during a traffic stop. Castile was black and Yanez is Hispanic. The shooting death of Castile, 32, in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights triggered local protests and fueled debate across the country over the appropriate use of force by law enforcement against minorities. The aftermath of the shooting was broadcast on social media by Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, whose then 4-year-old daughter was in the back seat during the incident. A jury last Friday declared Yanez not guilty of second-degree manslaughter....

VA Maryland Health Care System Recognized With Two Environmental Excellence Awards
VA Maryland Health Care System Recognized With Two Environmental Excellence Awards

2017-06-22

“We are continually striving to improve our environmental stewardship through programs such as pharmaceutical, hazardous and regulated medical waste improvements,” said Jennifer Dallaire, GEMS coordinator Baltimore, Md. June 22, 2017 — The VA Maryland Health Care System has been recognized with two awards for environmental excellence. Maryland Recycling Network has awarded the Baltimore VA Medical Center, a division of the VA Maryland Health Care System, with the 2017 Outstanding Small Government Program Award for its efforts to promote waste reduction and promote recycling. Also, Practice Greenhealth has recognized the VA Maryland Health Care System with a Partner for Change Award for improving and expanding programs to eliminate mercury and reduce and recycle waste. The...

Judges: ‘Making a Murderer’ confession improperly obtained
Judges: ‘Making a Murderer’ confession improperly obtained

2017-06-22

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach’s death on Halloween two years earlier. Dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Halbach in the Avery family’s Manitowoc County salvage yard. Avery was sentenced to life in a separate trial. A federal magistrate judge ruled in August that investigators coerced Dassey, who was 16 years old at the time and suffered from cognitive problems, into confessing and overturned his conviction. The state Justice Department...

Inside Sales Representative Represented by Nichols Kaster, PLLP Challenges DC Group’s Failure to Pay Overtime Wages
Inside Sales Representative Represented by Nichols Kaster, PLLP Challenges DC Group’s Failure to Pay Overtime Wages

2017-06-21

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN, June 21, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — On Friday, June 16th, 2017, a former inside sales representative filed a Complaint in federal court in the District of Minnesota against DC Group, Inc. and Jonathan Frank (collectively “Defendants”). The named plaintiff filed an overtime claim individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, which includes those who are or were employed by Defendants as Sales Executives, or in similar positions, at any time within three years prior to filing the Complaint until Defendants reclassified Sales Executives to non-exempt. The Complaint alleges that Defendants unlawfully denied overtime compensation to Sales Executives by improperly classifying them as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Complaint seeks unpaid overtime wages, double damages, and attorneys’ fees and costs. DC Group, Inc. is a Minnesota corporation with its principal place of business in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According...

Milwaukee mayor urges peaceful protest after ex-cop cleared
Milwaukee mayor urges peaceful protest after ex-cop cleared

2017-06-21

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday acquitted a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that ignited riots on the city’s north side. Jurors found that Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is also black, was not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide when he shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith after a brief foot chase following a traffic stop Aug. 13. Smith had a gun when he ran, but the case hinged on whether he was a threat when Heaggan-Brown fired the shot that killed him. Body-camera video showed Heaggan-Brown shooting Smith once in the arm as he appeared to be throwing the gun over a fence. The video showed the second shot — 1.69 seconds later — hit Smith in the chest as he lay on the ground.

Many Americans taking too much vitamin D
Many Americans taking too much vitamin D

2017-06-20

(Reuters Health) – Nearly one in five U.S. adults are taking supplemental vitamin D, and a growing number are taking excessively high doses linked to an increased risk of fractures, falls, kidney stones and certain cancers, a new study suggests. Vitamin D helps the body use calcium to support bone health. The recommended daily intake of vitamin D for most adults is 600 IU (international units), or 800 IU after age 70. For the study, researchers examined nationally representative survey data collected for 39,243 adults from 1999 to 2014 to see how many people took daily doses of more than 1,000 IU and how many were taking more than 4,000 IU, which is the maximum recommended amount to avoid dangerous side effects. The proportion of people taking more than 1,000 IU daily surged from just 0.3 percent in the first survey in 1999-2000 to 18 percent in the last survey in 2013-2014, researchers report in JAMA. Over that same period, the proportion of adults talking...

Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car
Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

2017-06-20

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota police officer who pulled over Philando Castile politely told the driver that his brake lights were out and calmly instructed him not to pull out his handgun before suddenly drawing his own weapon and firing seven rounds into the car, a video released Tuesday showed. The dashboard video taken from Officer Jeronimo Yanez’s squad car illustrated how a simple traffic stop of a black man shifted in an instant from a routine exchange to a deadly confrontation. When Yanez opened fire, another officer near the car jumped back, and Yanez began yelling at the driver. As more police and an ambulance arrived, Yanez could be heard breathing heavily and swearing and...

Canada raises asylum seekers influx with Minnesota governor
Canada raises asylum seekers influx with Minnesota governor

2017-06-19

By David Ljunggren | MINNEAPOLIS Canada’s public safety minister raised concerns on Monday with Minnesota’s state governor about an unauthorized influx of thousands of asylum seekers into Canada this year. Nearly 3,500 people have walked into Canada from the United States from January through May, according to government data, crossing the border through fields, forests and ditches to avoid official ports of entry where they would be turned back under a bilateral agreement. Once on Canadian soil, asylum seekers, many of whom are of Somali and Ghanaian origin, are each entitled to a hearing. While Canadians have assisted many stranded or freezing border-crossers, some have also worried about safety, and the fairness of asylum seekers entering Canada without permission. “The problem has not gone away and we need to fully figure out why this is happening and we need...

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