NEW YORK: One of the year's most popular events for fund managers, the Sohn Investment Conference, will be held in New York on Monday, but if history is any guide, some of the industry's lower-profile managers will probably provide the most profitable ideas. The best ideas of some press-shy hedge fund managers who spoke at the 2017 New York Sohn Investment Conference outperformed those of celebrity managers such as Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn, according to a Reuters analysis.Josh Resnick, founder of New York-based Jericho Capital Asset Management, had the best overall investment idea of the 11 featured investors who spoke last year. His, short, or bet against, Frontier Communications Corp gained 61 percent since it was announced on May 8 of last year.Larry Robbins, the billionaire manager of Glenview Capital Management, had the next-best performance, with approximately 33 percent gains in his bullish position in DXC Technology Co .The 2018 Sohn conference, which will take … [Read more...] about Low profile hedge funds post high returns in year after New York Sohn conference
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(Reuters Health) - Physicians charged with approving treatment plans for skilled home health care often spend no more than a minute reviewing the plans, a study of U.S. doctors suggests.Researchers surveyed 1,005 physicians who specialize in geriatrics, family or general medicine, or hospice and palliative care. Overall, 720 respondents, or 72 percent, said they had certified at least one plan for skilled home health care in the previous year for a patient covered by Medicare, the U.S. health program for adults 65 and older.Among the doctors who certified these plans, 47 percent spent less than one minute reviewing the paperwork before signing off on it, researchers report in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Only 21 percent of physicians reported spending two minutes or more."The process of care plan certification between skilled home health care and doctors was designed for regulation and payment by (Medicare), and does not appear to foster communication between doctors and the … [Read more...] about Many doctors don’t pay attention to home health care plans
By Donovan Vincent Feature Writer Fri., March 23, 2018 He contracted malaria, dodged bullets with government soldiers in a war zone and was jailed for several days near a small village because police didn’t believe him when he explained who he was. Adventure traveller Mario Rigby also tested the limits of his physical and emotional stamina when he trekked 12,000 kilometres northward across eight African countries for two years, by foot and kayak. He started in late 2015 and finished in February, taking an eastern route from South Africa to Egypt. Africa, he says is a place that has been depicted by the West only as dangerous, violent and beset by poverty. Rigby saw some of that downside while he was there; he isn’t sugar-coating his experience. But the incredible warmth and compassion from so many people he met left the biggest impression on him, he said in an interview after his return. Article Continued Below “Everywhere I went they … [Read more...] about He wanted young Black people to be brave. So he walked and kayaked across Africa for two years
By Alex Ballingall Ottawa Bureau Tues., Feb. 27, 2018 OTTAWA—The federal government is pumping more money into its marquee push for Indigenous reconciliation, pledging another $4.8 billion in this year’s budget on job training, health, children’s services, housing and clean drinking water for Canada’s Indigenous people. The new money will roll out over the next five years and comes after Ottawa’s Liberal government already earmarked an unprecedented $11.8 billion in long-term spending for First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities in its 2016 and 2017 budgets. “The most important way in which our future needs to be better than our past has to do with the relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples,” Finance Minister Bill Morneau told the House of Commons as he tabled the government’s 2018 spending plan Tuesday. “We have a responsibility to do better and to do more.” The biggest … [Read more...] about Ottawa pledging $4.8 billion in federal budget for Indigenous people
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is at our doorstep, with artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automation threatening unskilled workers and new graduates who are at risk of being left unemployed by job-killing androids. As these technological breakthroughs take place, automation and AI are compelling blue-collar workers to improve their skills and do more sophisticated work. Those who fail to adapt will be left behind.Plans to cut jobs have already begun in the banking and telecom sectors, signalling a trend that retail may soon follow as customers enjoy self-service through digital channels."Laid-off workers may have skill sets unfit for future organisations, but the education system seems to be incapable of harmonising the country's economic development, as 16% of recent graduates are still unemployed," said Siriyupa Roongrengsuke, deputy director of academic affairs at the Sasin School of Management.AI, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are increasingly being used in … [Read more...] about Thailand 4.0: Rise of the machines?