Governor Tom Wolf Encourages Pennsylvania Senators to Pass 21st Century Cures Act

first_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Following the United States House of Representative’s bipartisan passage of the 21st Century Cures Act last week, Governor Wolf sent a letter to Senator Pat Toomey and Senator Bob Casey encouraging them to swiftly pass this legislation.This legislation will help develop and deliver effective treatments and cures to millions of Americans suffering from chronic diseases and disabilities and fast track the availability of new treatments for patients suffering from diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, and substance use disorder.“On behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I am writing to express my strong support for H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, and encourage Congress to act swiftly to pass this legislation that will have immediate positive effects on Pennsylvania and the nation,” wrote Governor Tom Wolf. “It is my understanding that Congress will consider H.R. 34 this week. I applaud your leadership and would welcome the opportunity to serve as a resource on this issue, of such importance to Pennsylvanians.”During the fall session, the Wolf Administration made real progress in helping the victims of substance use disorder and the communities that have been devastated by this terrible disease. The governor and legislators made significant achievements toward fighting this epidemic by passing five major bills that will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, restrict the number of pills that can be prescribed to minors or in emergency rooms, establish education curriculum on safe prescribing, and create more locations for the drop-off of drugs among other important initiatives.Additionally, the Wolf Administration was successful in securing $15 million in state funds to open 45 Opioid Use Disorder Centers of Excellence that are delivering person-centered, holistic care coordination services to more than 11,000 individuals suffering from opioid use disorder.“While we have made investing in solutions to the heroin use and opioid abuse epidemic a priority in Pennsylvania, this legislation would allow us to bolster those efforts by infusing desperately needed federal funds into research, design, and evaluation of these programs,” said Governor Tom Wolf.To view the full text of the letter, click here.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Governor Tom Wolf Encourages Pennsylvania Senators to Pass 21st Century Cures Act SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img December 06, 2016last_img read more

Prevost make calls for The Dominica Sports Development Corporation

first_img Share Tweet LocalNews Prevost make calls for The Dominica Sports Development Corporation by: – July 11, 2011 Share 34 Views   one commentcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Hon. Norris Prevost. Photo credit: uwpdm.comAddressing the opening of the 19th Annual Schools Sports Award Ceremony at the Public Service Training Center on Saturday, MP for Roseau Central, Honourable Norris Prevost, reiterated his call made two years ago, for the establishment of The Dominica Sports Development Corporation (DSDC), as a vehicle to develop Dominica as a leading Sporting Nation, and to bring about increased use of the Windsor Park Stadium by locals, especially the schools in the Roseau environs, and the Roseau Community.“The  DSDC should  be a Joint venture between the major Sports Associations, sports clubs, Dominica Lottery, Private Sector, Government, the general public, &other stake holders,” suggested Prevost,  “and its mission should be:   To Make Dominica a World Class Sporting Nation”.  Towards achieving its Mission, The DSDC according to Mr. Prevost, would be mandated , “to develop National Sports in Dominica and ensure that Dominica takes its rightful place, in the Olympics, World Cup Soccer, West Indies Cricket, and other International Sporting arenas; to work with school programs and out of School programs, to Utilize sports for building community and building the National Economy, and to develop amateur and professional Sportsmen, Coaches, Sports Managers and Sports Clubs .”According to the MP, “The Dominica Sports Development Corporation, would be mandated to Manage the Windsor Park Stadium in a manner that ensures a proper balance between the development of our young local sportsmen and women,, and our hosting of International Sporting and other events, and I thank the venerable sports commentator Tony Cozier for supporting the call to make the Windsor Park Stadium more available to locals.”According to Prevost, “There will be no wash your foot and come, as some of the spin doctors would have you believe.  There should be clear and transparent rules and regulations published for all to know. However, the rules must provide for the accommodation of Soccer Premier League Competitions, Local and regional School and Inter-schools Sports, especially for the schools in the Roseau area, which are lacking in adequate sports development facilities.”Prevost urged the young sports awardees to keep their eyes set on the 2016 Olympics in Brazil to ensure, that from among them will come Dominica’s  medallist at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.In support of his call for The DSDC, Prevost pointed to the Dominica Festivals Commission, a model established by the UWP Government in 1997  to develop The World Creole Music Festival.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Argentines Celebrate Barca’s Exit from UCL for W’Cup Glory

first_imgFemi SolajaWhile millions of FC Barcelona fans worldwide are yet to come to terms with the team’s quarter final exit from the UEFA Champions League last Tuesday, Argentina’s football fans and media are delighted with the fate that befell the Catalan side.They reasoned that the painful exit of the former champions from the competition will enabled their recuperating super star and five-time Ballon Dor winner, Lionel Messi recovers fully and be ready to face Nigeria and other foes at the World Cup in Russia beginning June 12.Argentina is hoping Messi would be fresh enough to lead them to the World Cup glory.A prominent newspaper Ole wrote that ‘Fatigued, Messi didn’t show up for Barcelona and they suffered a historic elimination against Roma. He will reach Russia with less stress on his body but with the disappointment of missing the final rounds of the Champions League.’ “Perhaps the most important thing is that he can definitively recover from his hamstring problem, which doesn’t allow him to play normally,” he paper stated in its editorial.Another major media, Clarin, said that “national team needed Leo out of the Champions League. He was playing on the verge of a muscle injury and now we must prioritise his physical state over that of the soul.”For La Nacion: “It can do his body good to lighten the load in the face of the World Cup. But this slap doesn’t help the footballing prestige of Messi, or Barcelona. As many of their successes and disappointments are also his. Beyond saving energy, these defeats are unsettling.“(Jorge)Sampaoli won’t be worried as he believes Messi’s competitive genes will keep him out of harm’s way. Messi is obsessed with Russia and that voracity won’t be stopped by a surprise elimination,” the medium noted.With Barcelona’s Champions League elimination, Messi will now resort to managing his playing time for the club to ensure they get the needed seven more points to rap up Laliga glory and concentrate on the final match against Sevilla in the Copa Del Rey which comes up this Saturday in Madrid.It is expected that after next weekend final in the Spanish FA, the mercurial players will play less for the team and be focused to shine at the World Cup finals which probably might be his last.For now only three foes including Nigeria are confirmed to play the South American nation in the group stage of the tournament and Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr, is already hoping that Argentina wins its first two games and thus excuse Messi from the final group match against his team.“If Argentina wins its first two games, Messi may not want to play against us, that’s another possibility,” Rohr was quoted by this calculation, the Super Eagles coach hopes that Argentina will tame Iceland in the opening match and win again against Croatia in the second game before facing Nigeria in the last group tie.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more