Investigation launched into alleged mismanagement of Omaha-area child welfare contractor | Omaha State and Regional News

“Ensuring the necessary supports are in place to support children and families remains the top priority for DHHS,” the statement said.

St. Francis holds a $197 million, five-year contract with the state to manage the care of abused and neglected children in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. The agency started taking over cases one year ago from an Omaha-based nonprofit that previously held the state contract. The transition was completed by Jan. 1.

Rothenberger said the St. Francis Ministries Board authorized the investigation, which is being done by an independent consultant. It is expected to be completed in about 20 days.

Along with overseeing the care of children in the Omaha metro area, St. Francis provides more limited child welfare services in other parts of Nebraska.

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Contractor booked for 25-year-old’s electrocution | Nashik News

Nashik: A day after a 25-year-old man was electrocuted at Shiv Shakti Chowk area in Cidco, the Ambad police have booked the civic contractor for causing death due to negligence.
“The deceased’s brother, Amol, also got an electrict shock. He was admitted to a private hospital and his condition is stable,” a police officer said.
On Thursday morning, 25-year-old Dhiraj Jagtap was watering the front garden of his house when he got electrocuted from an exposed under-ground electricity cable. Dhiraj’s bother, who rushed to help him, also got an electric shock.
Both the brothers were rushed to a private hospital in Kamatwade area of Cidco where doctors declared Dhiraj brought dead.
“A contractor appointed by the civic body had dug the area in front of the house of the two brothers for a drainage line. In the process, the underground electricity cables were ruptured and left uncovered by the workers.
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Call for 3rd-party contractor for highway maintenance | Pune News

Pune: Frequent commuters sought appointment of a third-party contractor for the maintenance of the Pune-Satara highway, after 57 accidents caused 23 deaths on the treacherous stretch from April to September.
Commuters claimed that the road condition had deteriorated during and after monsoon, leading to frequent tyre bursts and accidents. Pavanjit Mane, a city-based IT professional spearheading the movement for the completion of the highway, said, “Potholes along the highway have become deeper. No remedial action has been taken so far. The incomplete stretches have remained untouched. The bad patches catch commuters by surprise and often lead to tyre bursts. If Reliance Infra cannot complete the project, a third-party contractor must be appointed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to maintain the road, if not for completing the project.”
SD Chitnis, the general manager of the NHAI, said, “Reliance Infra began the maintenance work earlier this week. Work was
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Netflix Raising US Streaming Prices Amid Booming Growth | Entertainment News

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Netflix is raising most of its U.S. prices by 8% to 13% as its video streaming service rides a wave of rising popularity spurred by government-imposed lockdowns that corralled people at home during the fight against the pandemic.

The increases imposed Friday boost the cost of Netflix’s most popular U.S. streaming plan by $1 to $14 per month, while a premium plan that allows more people to watch the service on different screens simultaneously will now cost $2 more at $18 per month. Netflix’s basic U.S. plan remains at $9 per month. It marks Netflix’s first price changes in the U.S. since an increase rolled out early last year.

New U.S. subscribers will be charged the higher prices immediately, while the increases will affect existing customers in phases during the next few months. Netflix ended September with 73 million

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Spaulding Brighton Nursing and Therapy Center named Best Nursing Home – News – Allston/Brighton TAB

For the third straight year U.S. News & World Report named Spaulding Brighton Nursing and Therapy Center a Best Nursing Home in the 2020-21 survey.

Selected each year since opening in 2017, this recognition places Spaulding Brighton among the 21% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.

Spaulding Brighton earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for both short and long-term rehabilitation. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those facilities that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.

“This past year the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the entire health care spectrum but nowhere

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Osborn Pavilion Recognized as a ‘Best Nursing Home’ by U.S. News

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The Osborn Pavilion in Rye was named “Best Nursing Home” for Short-Term Rehab and Long-Term Care by U.S. News & World Report
The Osborn Pavilion in Rye was named “Best Nursing Home” for Short-Term Rehab and Long-Term Care by U.S. News & World Report (Courtesy of The Osborn)

The Osborn Pavilion in Rye, NY, is one of only 20 skilled nursing facilities (out of 617) in New York State to be recognized as a “Best Nursing Home” for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report. The Osborn Pavilion earned “Best Nursing Home” status by achieving a rating of “High Performing” (the highest possible rating) for both Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care. The Osborn Pavilion is the only skilled nursing facility in Westchester County to achieve this “Best Nursing Home” rating.

U.S. News gives the designation of “Best Nursing Home” only to those organizations that satisfy its assessment of the appropriate use of key services and

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

THE FACTS: A popular but false post on Facebook claims, “By reversing the tax cuts @realDonaldTrump signed into law, Joe Biden would raise taxes on 82% of Americans.” The quote is attributed to Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, who made similar inaccurate claims at the party’s convention in August. In fact, Biden says he won’t raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000, which translates to a small portion of American households. “If you’re looking only at individual income taxes and payroll taxes, we find that about 2 percent of all families would see their taxes go up directly under the Biden plan – almost all of them in the top 5 percent by income,” John Ricco, a senior tax analyst at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Wharton Budget Model, told The Associated Press in an email. Biden has also proposed repealing part of Trump’s corporate tax

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Abducted Delhi-based contractor rescued from Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur; 3 held | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: A Delhi-based contractor who was abducted by one of his co-worker and his associates, was rescued from Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district, police said on Friday after arresting three accused from there.
One of the accused, who used to work with the victim, planned the abduction following a dispute over payment with him, they said.
The accused have been identified as Irfan Ali (27), Aziz Ali (35) and Bablu (24), all residents of Sitapur, they said.
On October 24, a woman, who is a resident of Malviya Nagar here, lodged a complaint with the police.
She alleged that her husband Ramesh Chandra, who had gone to Lakhimpur Kheri in UP for some work on October 23, has been abducted by unidentified people, who had also demanded a ransom of Rs four lakh for his release, a senior police officer said.
A case was then registered under relevant section at
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Court upholds Cayuga Nation’s protection against foreclosures | Local News

Seneca County has lost another legal battle in its decade-long effort to foreclose on Cayuga Indian Nation of New York property for unpaid taxes.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this month upheld a lower court’s decision that bars property foreclosures against federally recognized Indian tribes. In a series of decisions dating back to 2012, courts have said the Cayuga Nation is protected by sovereign immunity against lawsuits and that applies to efforts to enforce the collection of property taxes.

“The Cayuga Nation once again applauds the forceful decision issued today by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recognizing its sovereignty and total immunity from state and local taxation,” the Cayuga Nation said in a press release Friday. “A unanimous three-judge panel put an end to Seneca County’s persistent but misguided attempts to foreclose on lands owned by the Cayuga Nation.”

Seneca County began foreclosure

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Dartmouth Town Meeting nixes Burgo purchase of Reed Road land – News –

Burgo Basketball had wanted it for recreation center

DARTMOUTH — Town-owned land comprising 30 acres at the corner of Reed Road and State Road will not be put up for sale for recreational use after the Special Town Meeting, held virtually on Tuesday.

Town Meeting members overwhelmingly decided against an article proposing the land sale with 70 votes in favor of it, 150 against it. The article was proposed by the Select Board in a 4-1 vote, while the Finance Committee voted unanimously against it in a 9-0 decision. The Recreation Committee unanimously voted to indefinitely postpone the article.

The article specifically stated that if passed, the land would be for sale strictly for recreational purposes for no more than 30 years, allowing “active and/or passive” recreational uses for at least 50 years. Of the 30 acres of land, 12 acres are made up of wetlands.

Selectman Stanley Mickelson, who

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