Celebrating MAY DAY (May 1) around the Globe!

May Day on May 1 is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and usually a public holiday; it is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. Traditional May Day Celebrations   May Day is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night. May Day falls exactly half a year from November 1, another cross-quarter day which is also associated with various northern European pagan and the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and it has … [Read more...]

OBAMA (USA) – IMPLEMENTING HEALTH CARE LAW, 2014

Starting in 2014, consumers and small businesses in every state will have access to quality, affordable health insurance ­­– known as qualified health plans – offered through an Exchange – a marketplace where consumers can choose a private health insurance plan that fits their health needs. The marketplace will provide consumers and small businesses one stop shopping for health insurance with better information about plan benefits, quality and cost­­ – simplifying the process for buying … [Read more...]

Workers’ Compensation Insurance in Childcare Industry

What Nannies Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation Workers’ Compensation Insurance provides injured workers with wage replacement benefits and covers medical costs incurred as a result of injuries sustained in the workplace. The laws governing workers’ compensation vary widely from state to state, creating a confusing situation for many nannies and their employers. Often, domestic workers and the families that employ them are unaware of the financial risk that failure to carry such … [Read more...]

EVE ENSLER is Taking Action in Maryland @ June 29-July 1

Hundreds of women's rights activists and supporters from every corner of the nation will converge in Baltimore, Md., this weekend, June 29 - July 1, at the National Organization for Women annual conference. This year's conference, entitled "Energize! Organize! Stop the War on Women," will focus on key issues that have been under attack, such as contraception coverage and the Violence Against Women Act, and NOW will adopt an agenda for the year ahead that addresses the ongoing War on … [Read more...]

HHS, Models: Tools to Improve Decision Making about HIV

  For those of us who work in the HIV/AIDS field, the month of July was dominated by exciting HIV prevention news coming out of the International AIDS Society meeting in Rome. Results from the HPTN 052 study showed that early, compared to delayed, antiretroviral treatment resulted in a 96% reduction in HIV transmission to uninfected partners. The TDF2 study conducted by CDC in partnership with the Botswana Ministry of Health, found that a once-daily pill containing two anti-HIV drugs … [Read more...]

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