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2014-08-01 12:26:25

Southern Institute for Medical & Legal Affairs launches www.badvacare.com to explain the process and limits of suing the VA BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterans who have had heart attacks, cancer or other serious conditions due to negligence or delays in receiving healthcare at Veterans Administration hospitals now have a legal advocate. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140731/132425 Dr. Francois Blaudeau, MD, JD, practicing medical doctor as well as attorney with the...

2014-08-01 12:26:01

Congressional leaders praised for reaching agreement and passing emergency legislation to speed up and improve delivery of VA health care for veterans. WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger described a $16.3 billion VA health-care reform package, passed 91-3 by the Senate Thursday, as "one step" in a journey just getting under way to repair problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs. The measure, in part,...

2014-07-29 16:28:36

The country's largest wartime veterans organization is responding to the needs of veterans and family members affected by the VA wait-time scandal WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of The American Legion's System Worth Saving (SWS) Task Force, created in 2003 to conduct annual evaluations of health-care quality at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and other facilities. What: The Veterans Crisis Command Center, where the SWS team and...

2014-07-29 08:33:47

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion is sending a team of its experts to West Virginia to assist veterans in filing benefits claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and in gaining access to medical care at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.V. Members of The American Legion's System Worth Saving Task Force will hold a town hall meeting and set up a Veterans Crisis Command Center for local veterans and family members...

2014-07-28 23:02:19

New Program Provides Alternative to VA Services Camden, NJ (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Lourdes Health System has partnered with a federal program to provide enhanced access and reduced wait times for veterans needing medical care. Lourdes is one of only six hospital systems in the state—and the only one in Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties—participating in the HealthNet Federal Services Patient-Centered Community Care program (PC3). PC3 gives veterans access to specialty care when...

2014-07-28 16:26:28

The measure would seek to correct longstanding systemic problems within the department WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The country's largest wartime veterans organization welcomed the introduction of a bill in Congress that would fix longstanding, widespread problems within the Department of Veterans Affairs, which have impaired its ability to deliver timely health care and benefits to America's veterans. At a news conference today, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep....

2014-07-28 08:24:36

DENVER, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vista Gold Corp. ("Vista" or the "Company," "we" or "our") (NYSE MKT and TSX: VGZ) today announced that it has agreed to extend the due date for the second (and final) US$6.0 million payment for the Los Cardones gold project in Baja California Sur, Mexico by six months to January 30, 2015, and will receive a US$0.5 million cash payment. On October 18, 2013, we announced the closing of sale of the Los Cardones gold project in Baja California...

2014-07-27 23:02:51

VISTA Technology Services, Inc. Receives Its Small Business Certification Status Through Virginia Small, Women & Minority Owned Program McLean, VA (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 The Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise (DMBE) recently approved VISTA Technology Services, Inc. (VISTA) as a Certification Partner for its Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned (SWaM) program. The SWaM certification program is a state program of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The purpose is to enhance...

2014-07-27 23:02:47

VISTA Technology Services, Inc. Wins US Army Contract to Support the Army Stationing and Installation Plan (ASIP) McLean, VA (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 VISTA Technology Services, Inc. (VISTA) was awarded a contract by the US Army to support the service's Army Stationing and Installation Plan (ASIP) as the Prime Contractor. The contract was awarded by the Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) – Fort Sam Houston to benefit the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for...

2014-07-24 23:11:09

The release of a report on the state of the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system from the office of a prominent US Senator paints a bleak picture of care and services available to veterans. The report, citing everything from long wait times to allegations of incompetence, prompted LawyersandSettlements.com to reach out to noted VA benefits attorney Shanin Specter for his unique perspective on the VA healthcare system and VA medical malpractice lawsuits. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB)...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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