University appeals HHS ruling

first_imgThe University is again challenging a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that requires Notre Dame’s insurance plan to cover contraceptives, according to a report in The South Bend Tribune.Notre Dame is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to grant the University an exemption to the mandate, which is part of the Affordable Care Act, in light of a recent Supreme Court decision, the Tribune reported. The Supreme Court ruled Jan. 24 that the nonprofit organization Little Sisters of the Poor and other similar religious groups do not have to cover contraceptives until the Sisters’ lawsuit is resolved.“There is no legitimate basis upon which an injunction could be granted to the Little Sisters of the Poor but denied to Notre Dame,” the University said in its motion, according to the Tribune.A federal appellate judge in Chicago will hear oral arguments in Notre Dame’s case Feb. 12, the Tribune reported.“If government is allowed to entangle a religious institution of higher education like Notre Dame in one area contrary to conscience, it’s given license to do so in others,” Paul Browne, vice president for Public Affairs and Communications, said.Tags: Contraception, HHS Lawsuit, HHS Mandate, Notre Dame, Supreme Courtlast_img read more

A sneak peek inside Macau After Dark 3 venue Barcode

first_imgLocated on the Macau Peninsula, Barcode is a unique nightspot offering a wide selection of drinks mixed with some vibrant entertainment.The late night venue, which will be the location for the third instalment of Macau After Dark next Friday 2 August, has become a hugely popular destination for locals since opening in 2017 with its unique décor complemented by an interesting array of entertainment options along the way. Upon walking upstairs, most notable are the two beer pong tables located in the center of the room, illuminated by neon lights that match the fuchsia lighting scheme that runs through the space.A modern venue, Barcode adds to the contemporary feel by allowing guests to peruse the drinks list on iPads provided by young and attentive staff.As for the drinks menu itself, Barcode is one of the few places in Macau to offer an array of champagne cocktails and is the only venue serving Orion Draft Beer from Okinawa, Japan.It promises to be a popular choice for MAD3.A number of other sponsorship opportunities are available for MAD, including Showcase Sponsor, which comes with the opportunity for a very brief presentation of a new product or service to the industry. To find out more about any of the sponsorship packages on offer, please contact Jadeson Ho on +853 2875 2959 or at jh@asgam.com.Tickets to MAD3 are MOP$500 each, however as usual there is a VIP invited guest list. Marriage proposal provides unexpected highlight at third Macau After Dark RelatedPosts IAG releases date, venue details for third Macau After Dark industry networking social Load More One day left until Macau After Dark 3!last_img read more