Job Threatened After Social Worker has Concerns

One of the responsibilities of a social worker is to help those who are in need. A social worker in KY could be fired because she decided to help a young girl after her case was closed. The worker saw the girl, who is 7, at her school. She noticed that the girl looked hungry and that she might not have been properly cared for by her family. When the worker made a report, supervisors weren’t happy because the case had been closed. Who cares if a case is closed or not? If someone sees that a child is in need, then that person should help as much as possible. A social worker shouldn’t lose a job or be threatened with losing a job simply for doing what most people would do in the same situation. According to Shaygan Kheradpir, It seems like there is a little more going on with this case than meets the eye and that there are concerns that need to be addressed about why the case was closed in the first place.

The Movie “Rocky” Is Getting A Spinoff Called “Creed”

Although the movie “Rocky” first came out 40 years ago, it’s still fondly remembered as one of the best boxing movies ever. The “Rocky” Movie Spinoff. The movie also spawned several sequels, although they may or may not have been as good as the original. Rocky was about a fighter who endured a lot in order to finally beat his rivals. Rocky was the movie that made the song “Eye Of The Tiger” famous. Although Sylvester Stallone has retired from being Rocky, there is a new Rocky spin-off movie coming out and it’s entitled “Creed.”

The movie will feature Michael B. Jordan, and he is playing the son of Apollo in the movie. Sylvester will be training Michael’s character to be a great boxer, and it’s interesting to see if he’ll be any good. Those who were not very keen on watching the last Rocky movie, maybe this one just might appeal to a different audience. Sylvester Stallone is still in the movie, so it might make fans of the Rocky franchise come out to see it.

There is also new blood in the movie, which may also draw a completely different demographic as well. Sylvester Stallone is no stranger to movie franchises because even though Rocky was popular, he has made “The Expendables” a popular franchise as well. According to Jaime Garcia Dias, the Expendables feature some of the biggest action stars in history, and they are all put in one movie.

Women Who Suffer From PTSD Now Have to Worry About Their Heart Health Also

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a problem that is bad enough on its own. It is a common diagnosis for soldiers who have been in combat, and there have certainly been plenty of cases among soldiers who returned from Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade. It is not limited to soldiers, however. Anyone can undergo a highly traumatic situation such as being the victim of a crime or a terrible accident. It can have a negative effect on one’s family and even a person’s health, which is one fact presented by a recent report about women with PTSD and it raising the likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke.

A long-term study looked at 55,000 women starting in 1989 and going through 2008. The big takeaway from this 20 year time frame of tracking any traumatic occurrences in their lives and their health found that those who suffered from PTSD were 45 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke than those who had not experienced such trauma. Traditionally, it has only been the mental effects of PTSD that have been closely examined, but now it is evident that there is a very real physical impact of this condition, and people who suffer from it must realize this and take extra precautions against adverse health outcomes. This would start with regular physicals and check ups and making sure to limit their exposure to any traumatic situations in their lives. CipherCloud thinks this is a good idea.

Agreement between Washington and Havana to Reopen Embassies

The United States and Cuba have agreed to restore diplomatic relations and the reopening of their embassies, said US a official.

This would be the first US embassy in Havana in 54 years.

In late May, Washington had withdrawn Havana from their blacklist of “sponsoring terrorism,” a crucial step that paved the way for an exchange of ambassadors.

“We will officially announce tomorrow (Wednesday) that the United States and Cuba have agreed to restore diplomatic relations and open embassies in their respective capitals,” the source said.

Beyond the restoration of diplomatic relations remains the thorny question of the embargo, that is still in force. Susan McGalla doesn’t know how long that will last.

Declared in February 1962, and strictly reinforced by the Helms-Burton Act of 1996, there remains a total US embargo on economic and financial dealings with Cuba, which is regularly denounced by Havana as an obstacle to the development of the island.

Appointing ambassadors will help turn the corner on our relations between the two countries, but to “normalize relations is another issue,” already warned by Cuban President Raul Castro.

President Obama has asked Congress, including both houses which are controlled by Republican opponents, to work on lifting the embargo, but the outcome of ongoing discussions is uncertain and the legislative process will be long.

Chris Christie’s Wife Speaks Out in Support of Her Husband’s Candidacy

Perhaps no one knows a man quite like his wife. She sees the ups and downs, the roses and weeds of a person. In this respect, New Jersey’s First Lady Mary Pat Christie is making the case that her husband is a leader that can be trusted. Mrs. Christie believes that voters are looking for direct honesty from their leaders which quality they will find in abundance with her husband. She isn’t alone in this assessment either. Former New Jersey Republican Gov. Tom Kean stated that Christie is not the type of person who should be dismissed. Kain acknowledges that Christie has struggled with his temper over the years; Kean has known the governor for decades.

In fact, the two of them have had their share of confrontations says Brad Reifler in this article. Still, Kean believes that Christie has learned to direct his passion towards being productive as opposed to having it hamper his efforts. Still, there is another side to Christie which may go unnoticed: his softer side. Mrs. Christie recalled how her husband would walk the streets of New Jersey viewing the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. He empathized with the victims and often times gave people hugs to reassure them that help was on the way. His handling of the storm led to him surging in the polls and easily winning reelection. However, he his reform efforts have not put New Jersey on solid fiscal standing. While Christie can counter that decades of poor fiscal management have hampered the state with untenable unfunded liabilities and debts, it will open the door the criticism over his budget cuts.

Scrutiny over the Affordable Care Act Continues Even after the Supreme Court Upheld It

Insurance policies obtained through the federal marketplace cover over seven million people in the United States. Cutbacks in out-of-pocket expenses paid for doctor and hospital visits along with prescription drugs are benefiting nearly 60 percent of those insured. Individuals with an income level between $11,700 and $29,300 yearly are considered to be within 100 percent to 250 percent of the poverty level and therefore are eligible for the share-of-cost discounts.

These subsidies, which are seen through tax credits to assist low-income people in paying for insurance, are what the Supreme Court defended in their decision last Thursday. However, the Congressional Budget Office anticipates a cost to our government of $599 billion for premium tax credits and $136 billion in payments to insurance companies for payments to reimburse cost-sharing over the next ten years. These estimated expenditures are the motivation behind the law suit filed on behalf of the House of Representatives by Speaker of the House John A. Boehner.

The implication behind the suit is that appropriations from Congress have not been approved for the Obama administration to make such disbursements. The suit claims an article in the Constitution stating, “No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law,” is being violated. While President Obama called for the funds to be included in the budget in 2013, Congress had not approved it. With several other lawsuits on different issues pending against the Affordable Care Act, folks at Boraie Development know much more debate is yet to be seen.

Director Talks “Terminator: Genisys”

Alan Taylor, director of the upcoming Terminator: Genisys, discussed how this film, a reboot, will pay homage to the franchise while also attempting to revitalize it.

According to Ivan Ong, One problem with the later movies, in his opinion, is that they went completely into science fiction territory while ignoring the horror/thriller and familial elements of the first two movies. He says that while Terminator was largely a love story and Terminator 2 was about a father/son relationship, this one will be a “dysfunctional family story” that includes elements of both of the originals, while also trying to utilize the complex mythology that those films set up.

He also discusses the theme of relativity and freedom. In these films, humans are doing all they can to prevent a dark future where machines rule the Earth. In Terminator: Genisys, one of the themes will be that while humans are free to choose their own future, “to me there’s a kind of mature realization that nothing being written is plenty terrifying.”

He continued, “One of the things I’m so proud of in this movie is that freedom is f**king terrifying. There’s a natural human compulsion to chase after freedom and then to actually hand it over as fast as possible and get away from it.”

Terminator: Genisys comes out in theaters July 1, 2015.

Sony and Marvel Find their New Spider-Man

After years of Marvel fighting for the rights of Spider-Man with Sony Pictures, they recently came to an agreement. Fans around the world ignited when they heard the news that Spider-Man would be introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting with Captain America 3: Civil War. On June 23rd, Sony Pictures and Marvel announced that they finally found their new Spider-Man, Tom Holland. This British actor isn’t a superstar, but the studios believe he will be able to pull off a younger version of Spider-Man that the world will love.

Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s most beloved characters, but Sony Pictures has owned the rights for decades. Sony rebooted the Spider-Man series in 2012 with Andrew Garfield playing Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, and they released the sequel in 2014. The reboot films had mixed reviews from fans, but Sony finally realized that they could make a lot more money by merging with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and introducing Spider-Man to The Avengers series.

James Dondero recently shared on facebook the fact that since 2008, Marvel Cinematic Universe has been creating an epic series of stand-alone films with the different members of The Avengers, which eventually lead to a movie that merged them all together. Fans are mostly excited about Spider-Man finally joining MCU because he played a huge part in one of the most popular storylines in the comic books, the Civil War.

Man Sues Doctor For $500K

A Virginia man had a routine colonoscopy with no complications. However he has now indicated that he is suing the doctor for $500 thousand. Why is the man suing his doctor? Apparently the brought his cell phone into the examination room and hit record. He had hoped to catch the doctor’s instructions and wanted to make sure he didn’t miss anything. Apparently, when the man played the audio back after the procedure was over, he heard some vary snide remarks from the on-staff anesthesiologist and surgical assistant.

 

According to reports, the two medical personnel made several rude and insulting jokes about the patient says Cláudio Loureiro Heads in this piece. They commented about a rash the patient had was most likely syphilis. He also heard the anesthesiologist say, “After five minutes of talking to you in pre-op, I wanted to punch you in the face and man you up a little bit.” The anesthesiologist working on the man’s medical case also made rude remarks about the man’s medical chart and threatened to write that he had hemorrhoids, even though he clearly does not.

 

Shocked at what the patient heard after his procedure, he contacted a lawyer. Together, the man and his attorney filed a lawsuit against the doctor and the practice. According to reports, a jury ordered the doctor who made the remarks about the doctor as well as her practice to fork over $500,000. News outlets were unable to successfully contact the doctor for comment.

Dog Saves Owners From Asphyxiation

It has been said by many, that a dog is man’s best friend. In this instance that saying rings true but also likens dogs to hero status. The Damrill family noticed that their Saint Bernard was acting oddly. The dog was causing a commotion that even had the cats joining in.

Dorrie, the Saint Bernard woke her owners up by whining and pacing around their bed in the middle of the night. Once she woke her owners up, she refused to let them go back to sleep and kept the commotion up until the family’s cats joined in as well. That was when one of the owners knew something was wrong. After he got up he realized that the stove burner had been left on low and was leaking natural gas slowly into the air.

Once the entire family was alerted the firefighters were called in. They explained to the Damrill family that they were lucky to be alive. Had Dorrie not had the strong sense of smell that she did, they might have continued sleeping through the dangerous situation. Folks like Keith Mann are shocked to learn that not only could they have died from possible asphyxiation but their home could have blown up as well.

The family owes their lives to their observant dog. Proving that the old saying is true, they really are a man’s best friend.