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Louisiana-Lafayette beats McNeese State 6-5 in extra innings

Junior Stefan Trosclair provided extra inning heroics as the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball team defeated ...
within two runs in the top of the fourth as he launched a two-run homer over the fence in left to make the score 5-3. The home run is the ...

Recap: Texas vs. LA Angels

Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Rosales went 2-for-5 with a solo homer, three RBI and three runs scored as the Texas Rangers clobbered the LA Angels, 15-8, in Cactus League play. Thomas Field smacked a two-run home run while Elvis Andrus hit a solo ...

Homer airman completes basic training at Lackland

Eubanks is the son of Elaine F. Atencio of Homer, La., and Gary D. Eubanks of Baytown, Texas, and brother of Donnie A. Eubanks of Ruston, La., Elizabeth J. Archer of Homer, La., and Gregory M. Janes of Tyler, Texas. The airman graduated in 2011 from Homer ...

Tomas flashes power stroke in D-backs' loss to LA

Tomas goes yard for second time: Tomas hit his second homer of the spring when he hit an 0-1 pitch from Chin-Hui Tsao over the wall in right-center for a three-run homer. Tomas' first homer came against the A's on March 10 and was to straightaway right.

Puig, Hernandez homer in Dodgers' 4-2 exhibition loss to Cleveland

AT THE PLATE: Outfielder Yasiel Puig had his bat flip in midseason form, flashing it after hitting a long home run off American League Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. Utilityman Enrique Hernandez homered off Kluber too, for Hernandez his third home run in ...

Rays top Twins 4-2 on 9th-inning homer by Dykstra

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Allan Dykstra hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 win over a Minnesota split squad Saturday after Twins starter Trevor May pitched four nearly perfect innings. Four Twins ...

Deer Park hammers rival La Porte to open 21-6A action

Game over. OK, maybe it wasn’t quite that simple, but darn close to it as the first seven Deer batters reached base, highlighted by a two-run homer from Jared Gore as Deer Park surged by rival La Porte 8-3 before an excellent crowd at Bulldog Field last ...

Bell homer, Hoover two-hitter give No. 1 LSU win over Oklahoma, 1-0

BATON ROUGE, La. – In a nationally-televised battle between two of the most powerful offenses in college softball this season, a pitcher’s duel broke out from the jump and was only halted from the bat of Bianka Bell who helped catapult the Tigers to 1 ...

Pederson's power paces LA, while McCarthy struggles

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chris Coghlan slugged a two-run homer and Albert Almora doubled twice as the Cubs roughed up Brandon McCarthy on Wednesday for a 7-5 win over the Dodgers, despite three hits and three RBIs from rookie Joc Pederson. David Ross added a ...

LaRoche's first Sox homer a slam in win over Halos

CWS@LAA: M. Johnson hits an RBI single to left field 3/14/15: Micah Johnson hits an RBI single into left field and the White Sox take the lead It was LaRoche's first homer in a Sox uniform. White Sox starter Brad Penny gave up just one run on five hits in ...

Kodiak fisherman wins top prize at Homer Winter King Tournament with 30-pound catch

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Kodiak fisherman Mike Olsen got to taste what some might consider a perfect fishing day in Homer on Saturday. Kodiak fisherman wins top prize at Homer Winter King Tournament…

Find an Orthodox Church in Alaska.Discover Ancient Christian Faith in Alaska.

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Oh I also wanted to thank you for the recommendations. I was thinking about reading Song of Achilles. I loathe Achilles though. Also I'm afraid the character won't come to life for me like they did in Homer's books. But speaking of Greek mythology, what ar

Song of Achilles is essentially fanfiction of The Iliad, and the operative word to describe it is ‘cute.&rsqu o; Achilles is a completely different character, scrubbed clean of any real moral flaws in order …

Cancer Causers at Home, You Should Get Rid Of – Tell us whatever else is Hazardous in your own household?

You think you may be safe in your own home. But, there are many items in your home that could cause you to develop cancer. Our home is supposed to be our sanctuary, but we are being invaded by cancer-…

More on Liberty and Homer: Tacitus, Montesquieu, and Humboldt

As I have discussed before here, there is a way of writing about liberty in a conscious focus on political thought, which finds liberty to be emulated in some respect, going back at least to the first…

The Tampa Bay Lightning Expertly Trolled Bruins Fans With A Superb Homer Simpson Meme

The sass is real tonight with LightningVision pic.twitter.com/nnnnSwKJ7 E — Caity Kauffman (@caitykauffman) March 22, 2015 The Homer Simpson “disappear into the bushes” meme is based on a 1994 epi…

Wedding at DiNolfols in Homer Glenn 2015 by Stevie Dee | March 22, 2015 at 05:18AM

Video Title: Wedding at DiNolfols in Homer Glenn 2015 This video has upload by Stevie Dee Date: March 22, 2015 at 05:18AM Original Source (Youtube video ID eHCilDBYys4) Wedding at DiNolfols in Home…

Who was Shoeless Joe Jackson and the tie in between the crooks in Washington today

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.     Joseph Jefferson Jackson, “Shoeless Joe,” was acquitted by a grand jury when his team threw the World Series in 1919 to the…

Brothers plead guilty in Homer party harassment case

Two Homer brothers have pleaded guilty to harassing a 17-year-old boy passed out at a party in September 2012. The Homer News reports 22-year-old Anthony Resetarits and 20-year-old Joseph Resetarits …

The Monkeys and Maud take stake in Homer Hudson

Mark Green, Scott Nowell, Fabio Buresti and David Park from The Monkeys and Maud have taken a 50 per cent take in ice-cream brand Homer Hudson. The announcement: When Homer Hudson ice cream was la…


Cautions with Jasbug in HOMER LOUISIANA

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]


The importance of local education funding in HOMER LOUISIANA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 


Make Your Health Benefits Work for You in HOMER LOUISIANA

The Department of Labor´s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) administers several important health benefit laws covering employer-based health plans. They govern your basic rights to information about how your health plan works, how to qualify for benefits, and how to make claims for benefits.

In addition, there are specific laws protecting your right to health benefits when you lose coverage or change jobs. EBSA also oversees health care laws covering special medical conditions. For more information on the laws that protect your benefits, see EBSA´s Website. Or call the agency toll free at 1-866-444-3272 to reach a regional office near you. These 10 tips can help make your health benefits work better for you.

1. Explore Your Options for Health Coverage

You have options for health coverage. There are many different types of health benefit plans. Find out what your employer offers, then check out the plan (or plans). Your employer´s human resource office, the health plan administrator, or your union can provide information to help you match your needs and preferences with the available plans. Or consider a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Visit HealthCare.gov to see the health plan options available in your area. Get information about all of your options and review it. The more information you have, the better your health care decisions will be.

2. Review the Benefits Available

Do the plans offered cover the benefits that are important to you, such as mental health services, well-baby care, vision or dental care? Are there deductibles? What are the out-of-pocket expenses you may face? Determine your needs and priorities. Compare all of your options before you decide which coverage to elect. Matching your needs and those of your family members will result in the best possible benefits. Cheapest may not always be best. Your goal is high quality health benefits.

3. Read Your Plan´s Summary Plan Description (SPD) for the Wealth of Information It Provides

Your health plan administrator should provide a copy. It outlines your benefits and your legal rights under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Federal law that protects your health benefits. It also should contain information about the coverage of dependents, what services will require a co-payment or coinsurance, and the circumstances under which your employer can change or terminate a health benefits plan. You also can find many of the answers to your questions in the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC), a short, easy-to-understand summary of what a plan covers and what it costs. You should receive a copy with your enrollment materials. Save the SPD, the SBC, and all other health plan brochures and documents, along with memos or correspondence from your employer relating to health benefits.

4. Use Your Health Coverage

Once your health coverage has started, use it to help cover medical costs for services like going to the doctor, filling prescriptions or getting emergency care. Using your benefits will help you and your family stay healthy and reduce your health care costs. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides many valuable protections for people enrolled in employment-based health plans including prohibiting preexisting condition exclusions and annual and lifetime limits on essential health benefits. What’s more, many plans cover certain preventive services for free, including routine vaccinations, regular well-baby and well-child visits, blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol tests, and many cancer screenings. You also can keep your children on your health plan until age 26. Take advantage of your benefits, especially free preventive care if your plan covers it. If you were required to pay cost-sharing for a preventive service, check your Explanation of Benefits and ensure that the provider billed the service properly.

5. Understand Your Plan’s Mental Health and Substance Use Coverage

Many health plans provide coverage for mental health and substance use disorder benefits. If a plan does offer these benefits, the financial requirements (such as co-payments and deductibles) and the quantitative treatment limits (such as visit limits) for the mental health and substance use disorder benefits cannot be more restrictive than the financial requirements or treatment limits applied to medical/surgical benefits. Plans also cannot impose lifetime and annual limits on the dollar amount of mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment. Some plans cover preventive services like screenings for depression and child behavioral assessments for free. Check your SPD and SBC to find out what your plan covers.

6. Look For Wellness Programs

More employers are establishing wellness programs that encourage employees to work out, stop smoking, and generally adopt healthier lifestyles. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the ACA encourage group health plans to adopt wellness programs but also includes protections for employees and dependents from impermissible discrimination based on a health factor. These programs often provide rewards such as cost savings as well as promoting good health. Check your SPD and SBC to see whether your plan offers a wellness program(s). If your plan does, find out what reward is offered and what you need to do to receive it.

7. Know How to File an Appeal if Your Health Benefits Claim is Denied

Understand your plan’s procedures for filing a claim for benefits and where to make appeals of the plan´s decisions. Pay attention to time limits – make sure you timely file claims and appeals and that the plan makes decisions on time. Keep records and copies of correspondence. Check your health benefits package and your SPD to determine who is responsible for handling problems with benefit claims. Contact EBSA for assistance if you are unable to obtain a response to your complaint.

8. Assess Your Benefits Coverage as Your Family Status Changes

Marriage, Porce, childbirth or adoption, the death of a spouse, and aging out of a parent’s health plan are life events that may signal a need to change your health benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children may be eligible for special enrollment into other employer health coverage or through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Even without life-changing events, the information provided by your employer should tell you how you can change benefits or switch plans. If you’re considering special enrollment, act quickly. You have 30 days after the life event to request special enrollment in other employer coverage or 60 days to select a plan in the Marketplace.

9. Be Aware that Changing Jobs and Other Work Events Can Affect Your Health Benefits

If you change employers or lose your job, you may need to find other health coverage. If you have a new job, consider enrolling in your new employer’s plan. Whether starting or losing a job, you may be eligible to special enroll in a spouse’s employer-sponsored plan or through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act – better known as COBRA – you, your covered spouse, and your dependent children may be eligible to continue coverage under your former employer-sponsored plan. This coverage is temporary (generally 18 to 36 months) and you may have to pay the entire premium plus a 2 percent administrative charge. Get information on your coverage options and compare. Be aware of the deadlines for deciding on coverage and find out when your new coverage will be effective.

10. Plan For Retirement

Before you retire, find out what health benefits, if any, extend to you and your spouse during your retirement years. Consult with your employer´s human resources office, your union, or the plan administrator. Check your SPD and other plan documents. Make sure there is no conflicting information among these sources about the benefits you will receive or the circumstances under which they can change or be eliminated. With this information in hand, you can make other important choices, like finding out if you are eligible for Medicare and Medigap insurance coverage. If you want to retire before you are eligible for Medicare and your employer does not provide health benefits in retirement, consider what you will do for health coverage. Your options may include enrolling in a spouse’s employer plan or in a Marketplace plan or temporarily continuing your employer coverage by electing COBRA. Planning for retirement includes planning for your health coverage in retirement. To find out more, read Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Planning.

These Laws Can Help

  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act – Offers protection for inPiduals enrolled in retirement, health, and other benefit plans sponsored by private-sector employers, and provides rights to information and a claims and appeals process for participants to get benefits from their plans.
  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – Creates the Health Insurance Marketplace and provides protections for employment-based health coverage, including extending dependent coverage of children to age 26; prohibiting preexisting condition exclusions and prohibiting lifetime and annual limits on essential health benefits.
  • The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act – Contains provisions giving certain former employees, retirees, spouses, and dependent children the right to purchase temporary continuation of group health plan coverage at group rates in specific instances.
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act – Allows employees, their spouses and their dependents to enroll in employer-provided health coverage regardless of open enrollment periods if they lose coverage or in the event of marriage, birth, adoption or placement for adoption. Also prohibits discrimination in health care coverage.
  • The Women´s Health and Cancer Rights Act – Offers protections for breast cancer patients who elect breast reconstruction in connection with a mastectomy.
  • The Newborns´ and Mothers´ Health Protection Act – Provides rules on minimum coverage for hospital lengths of stay following childbirth.
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act – Prohibits discrimination in group health plan premiums based on genetic information. Also, generally prohibits group health plans from requesting genetic information or requiring genetic tests.
  • The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and the Mental Health Parity Act – Requires parity in financial requirements and treatment limitations for mental health and substance use benefits with those for medical and surgical benefits.
  • The Children´s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act – Allows special enrollment in a group health plan if an employee or dependents lose coverage under CHIP or Medicaid or are eligible for premium assistance under those programs.

For More Information

Visit the Employee Benefits Security Administration’s Website to view the following publications. To order copies or to request assistance from a benefits advisor, contact EBSA electronically or call toll free 1-866-444-3272.



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