Gov. Rosselló Urges Congress To Avoid Medicaid Cliff


Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello and Resident Commissioner Jennifer Gonzázlez-Colón Hold Joint Press Conference Urging Congress to Take Immediate Action to Avoid ‘Medicaid Cliff’ 

(March 22, 2017-Washington, D.C./Capitol Hill) The Governor of Puerto Rico, Hon. Ricardo Rossello and Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner Hon. Jennifer Gonzalez spoke to a group on Capitol Hill today to urge Congress to immediately address the urgent and entirely avoidable health care crisis known as the ‘Medicaid Cliff’.

 

Rossello and Gonzalez were joined by a delegation of several legislators from Puerto Rico, members of the governor’s administration, and two members of the US Congress, Cong. Jose Serrano (D-NY), Cong. Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL).

 

“ We are here to alert Congress about this important issue that is challenging not only to Puerto Rico, but sure to have significant fallout on the federal government and many states on the mainland”, said Governor Rossello in his statement. Rossello continued “ If not addressed soon, it will contribute to increasing the already high migration from Puerto Rico and….cause severe strain on the budgets of mainland states like Florida, New York and Texas”.

 

Rossello noted that approximately 500,000 Puerto Ricans are Medicaid eligible and would be impacted and lose coverage if the issue is not resolved.

 

“ We urge Congress to protect its citizens in Puerto Rico and taxpayers on the mainland, and address this critical issue now”, said Governor Rossello.

Pink Floyd ‘Interstellar Overdrive’ Released: April 15, 2017


12″ mono 1-track single to be released on Pink Floyd Records-Previously unheard instrumental recording from 1966

To celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday, April 15, 2017, Pink Floyd will be releasing the highly collectible 12″ single ‘Interstellar Overdrive’.

The mono single will be a one-sided 12″ 180-gram black vinyl and will play at 33 1/3 RPM. The single will come with a fold-out poster and an A6 postcard featuring a classic image of the band taken when they were recording their debut single, ‘Arnold Layne.

Written and performed by Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason, ‘Interstellar Overdrive’ is an unheard recording from 1966, running at close to 15 minutes long. The original recording was done at the Thomson studio in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on  November 31, 1966, before the band were signed to EMI. A different, shorter version of the track appears on the band’s debut album ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’.

The images for the single artwork are taken from the band’s gig at UFO at the Blarney Club, London on January 13, 1967. The short-lived UFO Club was the scene of the band’s early, pioneering psychedelic shows that saw Pink Floyd establish their position in the UK music scene.

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SOURCE Legacy Recordings

Downtown Orlando Traffic during the March Madness this weekend.


Downtown Orlando Transportation Advisory for Saturday, March 18, 2017 

 


WHAT:

The City of Orlando is preparing to welcome thousands of patrons to Downtown Orlando on Saturday, March 18, to attend a day of exciting events. 

 As Central Floridians head to Downtown Orlando, the City wants to ensure the community has the most up-to-date information on road closures and parking options to assist attendees and travelers in the area to get to their location in the most efficient and convenient manner. 

 Travelers are encouraged to consider alternative modes of transportation including, LYMMO, bike share, car share and carpooling. SunRail Saturday service will be available on Saturday, March 18. For specific schedule information, visit SunRail.com.

LARGE-SCALE EVENTS ON THIS DAY INCLUDE:

NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship (Amway Center)

Orlando City Soccer Club Match (Orlando City Stadium)

Orlando Philharmonic: Rimma Plays Tchaikovsky (Bob Carr Theater)

Pilobolus, Shadowland (Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts)

RECOMMENDED ROUTES TO DOWNTOWN:

Event attendees are encouraged to plan their routes ahead of time and are encouraged to come Downtown early to allow plenty of time to enjoy the area.

 

With construction underway on I-4 and the 408, the City recommends the following routes if traveling into Downtown via highway:
Driving Directions from Interstate 4

Coming from the West on I-4:

Exit at Amelia Street (83A), take a right onto Amelia Street, then take a right onto Orange Avenue. Multiple City garages can be accessed on both the west and east side from Orange Avenue heading in this southbound direction.
Coming from the East on I-4:

Exit at Colonial (84), take a left onto Colonial, then a right onto Orange Avenue. Multiple City garages can be accessed from both the west and east side of Orange Avenue heading in this southbound direction.

 

Alternatively, after exiting at Colonial (84), proceed straight onto to Hughey. Multiple City garages can be accessed from both the west and east side of Hughey heading in this southbound direction.
Driving Directions from the 408

Coming from the East on 408:

Take the Rosalind Avenue exit (11A), turn left onto South Street, then right onto Rosalind Avenue. Multiple City garages can be accessed from both the west and east side of Rosalind Avenue heading in this northbound direction.
Coming from West on 408:

Take the Orange Avenue exit, (10C), turn right onto Orange Avenue which will become Rosalind Avenue. Multiple City garages can be accessed from both the west and east side of Rosalind Avenue heading in this northbound direction.

 

PARKING:

Parking Resources:

Parking at City garages can be purchased in advance, ensuring a reserved parking space and allowing travelers to plan their specific route.

 

Purchase City of Orlando pre-event parking

Purchase pre-event parking at Geico Garage

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ParkMe

Parkmobile
Recommended Parking Locations for Each Event:
NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, Amway Center

Schedule will be made known Friday, March 17, 2017. 

 

Suggested Parking:

Geico Garage, 400 South Street

Orlando City Soccer Club Match, Orlando City Stadium

The match will begin at 7:30 p.m.

 

Suggested Parking:

 

Orange Lot (ADA only): Located on the corner of South Terry Avenue and Central Boulevard

Grove Park Lot: Located on Central Boulevard between South Terry Avenue and Division Avenue 

SunTrust Center Garage: 25 West South Street

55 West Garage: 60 West Pine Street

Garland Avenue Lot: 109 West Pine Street

Central Boulevard: 53 West Central Boulevard

Wells Fargo Garage: 20 North Orange Avenue

Jefferson Street Garage: 150 West Jefferson Street

Orlando Philharmonic: Rimma Plays Tchaikovsky (Bob Carr Theater)

Show time is 8:00 p.m.

 

Suggested Parking:

 

Centroplex 1: 441 Ron Blocker Avenue

Centroplex 2: 355 Alexander Place

Pilobolus, Shadowland (Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts)

Show time is 8:00 p.m.

 

Suggested Parking:

City Commons Garage, 460 Boone Avenue

ROAD CLOSURES:

 

Detour signs will be clearly posted before and along detour routes. A detailed map of road closures and recommended routes can be found at CityofOrlando.net/notice. A map is also attached to this notice.

Church Street from Glenn Lane to South Terry Avenue 

Road closure begins at 2:30 p.m. until 1 hour post-soccer match

Magnolia Avenue from South Street to Anderson Street

Closure begins at 4:30 p.m. until 1 hour post performance at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Central Boulevard from Westmoreland Drive to South Terry Avenue

Closure begins at 5:00 p.m. until 1 hour post-soccer match

Church Street from Westmoreland Drive to Glenn Lane

Closure begins at 5:00 p.m. until 1 hour post-soccer match

Church Street from South Terry Avenue to South Division Avenue

Road closure begins at 5:00 p.m. until 1 hour post-soccer match

Glenn Lane from Church Street to Central Boulevard

Road closure begins at 5:00 p.m. until 1 hour post-soccer match

South Terry Avenue from Church Street to Central Boulevard          

Road closure begins at 5:00 p.m. until 1 hour post-soccer match

Pine Street from stadium site to partial closure near Division Avenue

Road closure begins at 5:00 p.m. until 1 hour post-soccer match

West bound Central Boulevard from Hughley Avenue to South Terry Avenue

Closure begins at kickoff (7:30 pm) until 1 hour post-soccer match

Church Street from Hughey Avenue to Division Avenue

Closure time is TBD, but roadway will reopen Sunday, March 19 at 8:00 a.m.

Division Avenue from Church Street to South Street

Closure time is TBD, but roadway will reopen Sunday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m.

Church Street between Garland Avenue and Hughey Avenue

Closure time is TBD   

Pine Street between Garland Avenue and Hughey Avenue

Closure time is TBD   

For more information and updates, please visit CityofOrlando.net/notice.

 

WNET & New York-Area Libraries Host Screenings of “American Masters Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise”


The new partnership provides free community access to the film and to educational resources to further the understanding of Dr. Angelou’s life, influences and contributions to American literature and arts

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#HIMSS17 Annual Conference attendees to visit Booth #1379 at the Orange County Convention Center


ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 15, 2017 With demonstrations of how healthcare professionals can make faster and more informed decisions, Hyland welcomes #HIMSS17 Annual Conference attendees to visit Booth #1379 at the Orange County Convention Center on February 19-23. Company representatives will be available to showcase how OnBase by Hyland unites information from core applications throughout healthcare organizations, and helps to provide better patient care and service in a faster and more cost-efficient manner.

HIMSS17 will bring together more than 1,200 exhibitors and 45,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. In addition to its booth, Hyland will have a presence at the onsite Interoperability Showcase. Additionally, among the exceptional education and world-class speakers available to attendees, thought leaders from Hyland and guest speakers from its customer organizations are participating in the following strategic sessions:

  • Tuesday, February 21
    HIMSS17 Lunch & Learn
    Join NYU Langone’s CIO Nader Mherabi on Becoming Paperless One Application at a Time
    Room 202C, Orange County Convention Center
    11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.Payer Forum
    Enabling Provider-Payer Collaboration: An Essential Conversation
    Room W207C, Orange County Convention Center
    11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information about Hyland’s conference activities at #HIMSS17 including Magic Boy, raffle prizes and daily Happy Hours, stop by the OnBase by Hyland booth #1379, follow our conversation on Twitter or visit OnBase.com/Healthcare.

Through the Orlando Magic Youth Fund $1 Million Distributed to 17 Central Florida Organizations


Through the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, checks totaling $1,000,000 were presented to 17 grantee organizations in a surprise ceremony on February 9 at the Amway Center. Over the past 27 years, more than $22 million has been distributed to local nonprofit community organizations through the OMYF.  Continue reading

WAHLBURGERS OF FLORIDA WELCOMES ITS SECOND LOCATION


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Wahlburgers, the popular restaurant chain founded by Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg and celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie, has officially opened its second Florida location. Wahlburgers Waterford Lakes is located in East Orlando at Waterford Lakes Town Center, Orlando’s largest open air shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Continue reading