The German national healthcare system is the oldest in the world, but many are asking if a service created in the 19th century is meeting the needs of the 21st. A major focus on speedy surgeries, short waiting times and easy access to doctors and specialists diverts money away from long term care at a time when Germany's elderly population is growing rapidly.At one of the capital's biggest and busiest hospitals, Helios Berlin-Buch, we see the side of health care this country is best known for.Efficiency has literally been built into the structure of the building. Operating theatres have been constructed next to each other so doctors can move between them and carry out multiple surgeries.Hidden corridors allow seriously ill patients to be transported quickly away from the bustle of visitors. And here, you'd struggle on almost any day of the year to see patients waiting in the corridors for beds. Advertisement "It happens very seldom," the medical director tells me. "The odd … [Read more...] about Does German healthcare sacrifice care of the elderly in pursuit of efficiency?
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A search and rescue operation is underway after a Chilean air force transport plane with 38 people on board lost radio contact on a flight to the country's Antarctic base.In a statement, Chile's air force said the C-130 Hercules carrying 17 crew members and 21 passengers took off at 4:55 pm local time from the southern city of Punta Arenas.It said contact was lost at 6.13pm. It added that the military had declared an alert and activated a search and rescue team.Those on board the missing aircraft were heading to the Chilean base in the Antarctic to check on a floating fuel supply line and other equipment.General Eduardo Mosqueira of the Fourth Air Brigade told local media that a search was underway and a ship was in the area where the plane should have been when contact was lost. Advertisement General Mosqueira said the aircraft would have been about halfway to the Antarctic base when it lost contact.No emergency signals had been activated, he said. More from World New … [Read more...] about Chile military transport plane ‘disappears’ with 38 people on board
Megan Rapinoe stood tall as she arrived at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards at Ziegfield Ballroom in New York, NY on Monday. The soccer star, who has been named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson Of The Year, looked incredible in a silky navy blue dress with quirky belt. Rapinoe, 34, received the coveted honor for her performance on the U.S. women's World Cup-winning soccer team and for her off-field activism. Proud: Megan Rapinoe collected another accolade in a stellar year by claiming Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year honor on Monday for her performance on the U.S. women's World Cup-winning soccer team and for her off-field activism The athlete rocketed to household fame this year, taking home the Golden Boot and Golden Ball from the World Cup as top scorer and best player, as the U.S. retained the trophy and on the way became advocates for gender pay equity in sport. The midfielder also picked up the prestigious Ballon … [Read more...] about Megan Rapinoe exudes confidence in navy blue dress as she is honored as Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson Of The Year at the NYC awards show
Justin Langer is eyeing a return to the stability of Australia’s Test side from his playing days as the hosts prepare to face New Zealand with an unchanged XI for a third straight match. Langer confirmed on Tuesday in Perth he did not envisage any changes to his winning combination for Thursday’s series opener against the Black Caps. It will mark the first time in his coaching career – and since the ill-fated tour of South Africa in early 2018 – Australia have kept the same team for three successive Tests. “I’ve said for 18 months there used to be a philosophy in the Australian team that worked so well for us: it was harder to get into the team than get out of it,” Langer said. “That usually happens when guys are playing well and the team are playing well. “We’ve played well in the past couple of Test matches. There are definitely advantages in keeping the core group of players together, and hopefully this will be another … [Read more...] about Australia find stability with unchanged team for New Zealand Test
YOU just can't separate them from their game consoles. Whether it's a quick go on FIFA 19 or Fortnite, footballers want their gaming fix before they take to the pitch in front of thousands of fans. So, it's lucky for them, JZ Design has just the ticket to keep them plugged into their PlayStations. The Dutch company, set up by footballer Kai Heerings, has created a portable console case that allows stars from the Premier League to carry on gaming. The Game Case 2.0 lets you enjoy your PS3, PS4, Xbox One S anywhere you are, where you have power, of course. All you have to do is slide in your game console, plug it into the various connections in the case and off you go.Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Benjamin Mendy and Donny van de Beek are all fans, and it's easy to understand why. Coming in two different versions, a 19-inch or 24-inch full HD screen model, the robust Game Case 2.0 features high-quality speakers, a 5-metre cable, and a strong hinge for on-the-road use. Better … [Read more...] about Aguero, Mbappe, Messi and van de Beek are all fans of the JZ Design Game Case that lets them take their games consoles on away days