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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Healthcare,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today criticized a White House plan to impose a “gag rule” that would prevent doctors from discussing certain legal medical procedures with female patients at health care centers receiving Title X funding.Governor Wolf’s full statement:“There is no role for government to step between a woman and her doctor. President Trump’s plan will cut women off from critical health care services like birth control and preventive care, including cancer screenings. The plan censors doctors and strips federal funding from certain health care providers for discussing legal health care procedures with their patients.“President Trump has already worked to sabotage our health care system and cause premiums to spike. Now, he’s launching his latest attack on women’s access to health care.“Pennsylvania women and their families have a constitutional right to make their own healthcare decisions. I will explore every avenue to protect our citizens from this destructive plan.” Governor Wolf: White House Gag Rule Would Restrict Women’s Healthcare, Censor Doctorscenter_img May 18, 2018last_img read more

first_img Share 21 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Library Week activities 2012 focus on building communities by: – May 11, 2012 Share Photo credit: steach4fun.comRoseau, Dominica – The Dominica Public Library will observe Library Week 2012 under the theme ‘Building Communities at your Library’ from May 14th-18th.The week of activities will celebrate the contribution of libraries in building societies, promote library use and encourage active community participation to improve reading.The Hon. Petter Saint-Jean, Minister for Education and Human Resource Development will deliver the feature address at the opening ceremony at the Marigot Branch Library on Monday to start off the programme of activities which includes training in information skills, community outreach, literacy activities, an exhibition and education advising.Library officials will visit the State Prison on Tuesday for a reading session with inmates and host an open day on Wednesday when university officials will hold an education advising session for people interested in pursuing university studies.Library users will also be introduced to the new online data system, KOHA, which allows readers to access their library records online as well as reading lists and other member information.Koha is a web-based software which includes features such as a catalog facility, a serial system for magazines and newspapers and a circulation and borrower online manager.The public library will host Library Week activities at the Roseau, Portsmouth and Marigot branch libraries and at Grand Bay, and the Documentation Centre. Farmers, extension officers and students will also be introduced to available library resources at the Agriculture Library.Other activities include an elocution contest at the Portsmouth Secondary School, Visits to Pre-Schools, and Children Fun Time at the Roseau Public Library on Friday May 18th. By: Dionne Durand Public Relations Specialist,Ministry of Education and Human Resource Developmentlast_img read more

first_img The 38-year-old said: “I wanted to take a minute and talk about my experience with corona. It started out with me feeling like: ‘Oh it can’t really affect me.’ And then suddenly Indian Wells was cancelled and I was like: ‘Oh, OK, that’s weird but I have a little time off and I’m going to enjoy that time off.’ And then one cancellation led to another and then led to another and led to all this anxiety that I’m feeling. “Now I’ve been social distancing for actually a really long time, for probably two weeks now, and every little thing makes me crazy. And by anxiety I mean I’m just on edge. Any time anyone sneezes around me or coughs I get crazy. I don’t hang out with anyone, and when I say anyone I mean my daughter. Read Also Serena begins 6- weeks’ solitude over covid-19 scare “She coughed; I got angry and gave her a side-eye. I gave her that ‘angry Serena’ and then I got sad. I was like: ‘Is she OK? Is there something wrong with my daughter? Is there anything I can do?’ I just don’t know what to do, so instead of being relaxed I’m really under a ton of stress.” The ATP and WTA announced this week there will be no tournaments until June, with the whole of the clay-court season called off. less than two weeks after announcing she was proceeding on a 6-weeks solitude, 23 Grand Slam champions Serena Williams has raised alarm over the uncomfortable effect of social distancing. Social distancing which has become the in-thing following the rampaging effect of coronavirus has become a torment for many professional athletes who are used to being on the move and socialising on regular basis. Serena revealed on Instagram more than a week ago that she planned to spend six weeks at home because of the coronavirus crisis. And, in a post on TikTok, Williams explained she is struggling to deal with the anxiety she is feeling. Serena: Missing court action and social lifeAdvertisement Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

first_img* persons providing frontline services,working/doing business in allowed establishments under Executive Order 80(Enhanced Community Quarantine), accompanying crew and driver of commoncarriers / transport vehicles, delivery trucks, for the conduct of trade /commerce / agriculture, delivery of social / humanitarian services, fishing /marine activities and scientific / academic pursuit. Lambunao registered the province’s secondlocal transmission case. On April 1, a 44-year-old female was confirmed to havecontracted COVID-19 from her 70-year-old father (Lambunao’s first COVID-19case). The father died./PN Two municipalities have so far recorded localtransmission cases – one in Guimbal and one in Lambunao. In issuing EO 100, Defensor cited an April 1statement from DOH confirming local transmission of COVID-19 in Guimbal,Lambunao and Bacolod City: “As such, municipal/city-wide community quarantineis advised when there are at least two positive COVID-19 cases belonging todifferent barangays in the same municipality/city, as per Interagency TaskForce (IATF) Resolution No. 11 dated March 12, 2020. These areas with localtransmission are advised to strengthen the implementation of communityquarantine.” The first local COVID-19 transmission inIloilo province was in Guimbal town. It was confirmed only on March 31. A59-year-old male (the region’s Patient No. 2) apparently infected hishousehelp, a 51-year-old woman (the region’s Patient No. 18). Unless they are frontliners, residents ofGuimbal and Lambunao are prohibited from leaving their towns beginning todayuntil the province’s ongoing enhanced community quarantine ends on April 14,according to Defensor. “Local transmission” as defined by the WorldHealth Organization “indicates that the source of infection is within thereporting location, according to Defensor, citing a statement from theDepartment of Health (DOH). * government officials / employees / personneltravelling in the performance of their functions A makeshift barricade with no entry sign blocks the entrance to Barangay Tabucan, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo. The said village was placed under heightened community quarantine after authorities recorded the first coronavirus disease 2019 case of the town. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PNcenter_img ILOILO – Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. hasrestricted the travel to and from areas under enhanced community quarantinewith confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus disease 2010 (COVID-19). * persons otherwise authorized to travelwithin the province and Iloilo City under Enhanced Community Quarantine shallbe allowed passage through the quarantined municipality /city / barangay, toany point in the province and/or Iloilo City * persons travelling to address a healthemergency and/or health need that cannot be catered within the quarantinedmunicipality / city / barangay Defensor also clarified that persons residingoutside Guimbal and Lambunao but stranded in these municipalities should beallowed to leave. In issuing Executive Order (EO) 100 yesterday,Defensor said this travel restriction further bolsters the ongoingprovince-wide enhanced community quarantine that aims to curb the spread ofCOVID-19. He, however, listed exemptions from this newtravel restriction. These are the following: * medical personnel and health / humanitarianworkers travelling in the performance of their functionlast_img read more

first_img The Potters, who had not registered a Barclays Premier League victory since Boxing Day, were in control for virtually the entire contest and finally broke down their opponents’ stubborn resistance in the 67th minute when Huth nodded home a Glenn Whelan corner. Substitute Jerome then cracked the ball in with nine minutes of normal time remaining having taken the ball down neatly and turned his marker before Adrian Mariappa pulled one back with a header two minutes later for the Royals. Reading had a sniff with Mikele Leigertwood dragging an effort wide, but Stoke were soon back on the attack and Michael Kightly saw his shot blocked by Mariappa just before the half-hour mark after he had drifted past Ian Harte into the area. Adam Federici tipped over when Potters captain Ryan Shawcross tried to guide the ball in left-footed from a failed clearance, and Peter Crouch then looked to produce something similar to his spectacular goal last season against Manchester City – only to slice his attempted volley well off-target. Moments later the striker fashioned a much better acrobatic effort, chesting down Kightly’s cross, letting the ball bounce and then firing it goalwards with a scissors kick, bringing a good save out of Federici. Jon Walters won a corner with a deflected shot on the turn and it was delivered by Whelan to Huth, who crashed a header past Federici. Stoke looked to finish the job off but Matthew Etherington put his shot over the bar, and Adam Le Fondre – scorer of five goals in Reading’s recent unbeaten run – then began to cause problems. He had the ball in the net in the 74th minute, but referee Michael Oliver judged Pavel Pogrebnyak had handled before teeing Le Fondre up and the strike was disallowed. Jerome then capitalised on a Mariappa error, collecting the ball when the Reading defender misplaced a header from Shawcross’ long delivery, getting the better of Alex Pearce and smashing a strike into the net. The Royals hit back swiftly with Mariappa heading in Harte’s corner, but they could not salvage anything this time, with both sides having penalty appeals waved away in the closing stages. Robert Huth’s first goal of the season and a superb Cameron Jerome effort ensured Stoke returned to winning ways as Reading’s recent good run came to an end following a 2-1 result at the Britannia Stadium.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgFormer Cardiff boss Malky Mackay believes his old club now face an even tougher battle to beat relegation in the wake of their humiliation against Hull on Saturday. The defeat, though, was severely damaging for the club’s survival prospects as Mackay said: “It was a real disappointing result at the weekend, a bit of a shock.” Speaking on talkSPORT, Mackay added: “With Aston Villa last week, Hull at the weekend and the game at Swansea, you would be hoping for results to pick up points, rather than (in forthcoming games) away at Tottenham and Everton, two very strong teams. “So it is going to be hard (to stay up). It was always going to be tough, to be honest with you, but it has been made slightly tougher.” Mackay knows only too well how Solskjaer will be feeling at present, with the former Manchester United star trying to come to terms with the demands of his first job in English football’s top flight. Mackay, controversially sacked in December prior to Solskjaer’s arrival, added: “It’s how you respond, how you pick yourself back up, how you pick players back up. “It’s going back in on a Monday when you’ve had a dreadful weekend, feeling awful, with the game going through your mind every minute of the day. “You’re thinking about what you have to talk to the press about, what you say to your chairman when he phones you. “Really, it’s about getting the players ready again for a game in a few days’ time.” Press Associationcenter_img Cardiff suffered their biggest home defeat for 14 years in losing 4-0 to Hull, their third successive Barclays Premier League game without a goal, to leave them one place and one point off the foot of the table. On the back of the hammering, Bluebirds manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer announced the cancellation of a warm-weather training trip to Abu Dhabi, although insisted it was not as punishment for the loss. last_img read more

first_imgBy Rawle ToneyTHE North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) president Mike Sands and General Secretary Keith Joseph wrapped up their two-day visit to Guyana, host of the 2021 CARIFTA Games, and made some vital recommendations to the Local Organising Committee (LOC), ahead of the 50th edition of the championship. The NACAC is the continental confederation governing body of athletics for national governing bodies and multi-national federations within North America, Central America and the Caribbean and is one of six area associations of the World Athletics before International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).Guyana is a founding-member of CARIFTA, and in 1972, the games were initiated to mark the Caribbean Athletic Association’s transition to CARICOM, as Joseph told reporters that, given the historic relevance of Land of Many Waters to the games, it is important that they host an all-most perfect event.Joseph said over 1500 athletes and officials are expected to grace these shores during the Easter holiday period next year and based on his visit to several of the country’s top hotels, he’s certain that everyone will be properly accommodated and will be satisfied with the hotels’ standards.In 2015, just before the General and Regional Elections, the PPP/C Administration opened the National Track and Field Centre at Leonora, boasting that the over $1.4B state-of-the-art facility can host any international track and field event under the International Olympic Committee umbrella.However, the NACAC general secretary stated that apart from remedial work needed on the track itself, the placement of the long jump pitch and the position of the warm-up track are among some of the areas that will need to be addressed and corrected in time for the games.Joseph pointed out that, just like the rest of the region, adequate seating arrangements are in place for the athletes, but suggested that temporary provisions should be made to accommodate more spectators, given the fact that school will be closed.A team from the NACAC will return shortly to make another assessment. The Government of Guyana also came in for some praises for supporting AAG’s bid to host the games.The 2017 CARIFTA Games will go down as one of the country’s most memorable outings, given the fact that they were able to bag eight medals – four gold, three bronze and one silver.It was at the 46th edition of the games, hosted in Curacao, where Linden’s Compton Caesar created history, by winning Guyana’s first-ever gold medal in the 100m at the event.last_img read more

first_img Share Share Cross-party think-tank calls for £100 monthly limit on gambling August 5, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon OPTIMA CEO Jacob Lopez has echoed a call from GVC for the government to afford UK bookmakers a reasonable transition period to adapt their retail business models.Lopez was consulted by SBC on yesterday’s announcement, which saw the government reject advice from the Gambling Commission by cutting stakes on B2 Gaming Machines (FOBTs) from £100 to £2.To cover the expected negative impact on public finances, and to protect funding for vital public services, this change will be linked to an increase in Remote Gaming Duty, paid by online gaming operators at the relevant Budget.“The decision from the UK government regarding FOBTs is on one hand understandable due to political pressure and the magnification of the existing problem gambling in the UK,” said Lopez. “However, as the UK Gambling Commission study highlighted, it is not clear that there is justification for a cut in the stakes to the maximum of £2. “This is a measure that will certainly impact those retail bookmakers that haven’t got the budget or the means to make plans to innovate and find ways to become less reliant on revenue generated by the FOBTs in a short period of 12 to 18 months. “It is sad because it could cost thousands of UK industry jobs in the short term; those who will lose their main source of income also have families and responsibilities will find difficult times moving forward. “Probably there were solutions available that were not discussed or evaluated in enough detail to protect the unprotected without causing a huge collateral damage in the industry. “It is well known and there are constant evidences showing that the UK bookmakers have a firm and serious commitment to resolve the problem gambling.”He added: “We hope a reasonable transitional period will exist for the bookmakers to adapt their retail business models. We will need to wait to see the real impact in the next twelve to eighteen months in terms of how the map of the retail industry, already shrinking for the last few years, will end up.”Curciel admitted that the growth of OPTIMA in the last four years has mostly been in markets external to the UK, but maintained that nobody would be happy with a situation where shops are closing, which will no doubt arrive as a result of shops moving quickly into red figures. He explained: “The impact for our company in terms of product will be limited as we have zero participation in the FOBT value chain, and we certainly expect the bookmakers to turn to innovative and efficient solutions like those provided by OPTIMA, and new ones that we will develop with the industry to mitigate the loss of revenue from the FOBTs.“OPTIMA has been always working to reduce the operational costs to the UK bookmakers by introducing efficiencies in the licensing models, releasing products like OPTIMA Serverless EPOS and bringing new innovative retail revenue streams like retail in play betting with the use of our iSHOP solution.”GVC has said it expects to withstand these “structural and regulatory headwinds” by retaining a profitable and highly cash generative UK retail estate. However, the company has acknowledged the negative impact on Group EBITDA, anticipated to be in the region of £160 million for the first full year.September’s Betting on Sports conference will be looking at the situation in the Betting on Retail track at a session entitled ‘New Reality – Adapting to the post-FOBT landscape‘. It will ask: With the FOBT stake level being drastically reduced, what options are there for UK LBOs to replace that income? Will B3 profile games take the strain? What is in the pipeline? For more information, click HERE. UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

first_imgLove, who is officially listed as “questionable” for Friday’s game against the Wizards, looked good at the Cavs’ practice Thursday. NBA All-Star 2019: 5 most intriguing lineup combinations Kevin Love could return to the #Cavs tonight and is officially listed as “questionable.” The team took their time bringing him back. Here’s a video of him from practice yesterday:— James Rapien (@JamesRapien) February 8, 2019Love’s return won’t be enough to change the fate of the lottery-bound Cavaliers, who are 11-43 this season. But it’s obviously a positive step for Love, who signed a four-year, $120 million extension with Cleveland last summer. Related News Cavaliers star Kevin Love could return to action Friday night for the first time since October, according to multiple reports.The 6-10 forward has been sidelined since injuring his left foot Oct. 24 in the fourth game of the season. After undergoing toe surgery, he was expected to miss “weeks,” but the absence has turned into more than three months. If Love does play, he would not suit up Saturday against the Pacers, according to The Athletic.The 30-year-old veteran has career averages of 18.3 points and 11.3 points per game.last_img read more